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Schumer: GOP efforts to identify FBI informant 'close to crossing a legal line'
The Hill ^ | 19 May 2018 | Luis Sanchez

Posted on 05/19/2018 3:47:35 PM PDT by mandaladon

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday said Republican lawmakers’ efforts to uncover the identity of an FBI informant in order to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation comes close to "crossing a legal line."

Schumer was tweeting his support of a statement from the Senate Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, Mark Warner (Va.), who warned Republican lawmakers against exposing the identity of the informant who gave investigators information about possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Warner said in a separate Twitter thread on Friday, "It would be at best irresponsible, and at worst potentially illegal, for members of Congress to use their positions to learn the identity of an FBI source for the purpose of undermining the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in our election."

Exposing sources “makes it that much harder for every part of the intelligence community to gather intelligence on those who wish to do us harm,” Warner wrote.

The next day, Schumer said Warner's statement was "on the money" and serves as a severe warning to GOP representatives who are trying to tamper with the investigation.

Schumer and Warner’s comments come after a report from the Washington Post alleged President Trump had begun a campaign to expose the role of the informant.

The New York Times reported last week that an FBI informant met with two former Trump campaign advisers, George Papadopoulos and Carter Page.

The Justice Department (DOJ) denied a request earlier this month from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) for details related to the source. DOJ said that releasing such information would put lives at risk and endanger national security.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
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They really are worried about the protecting the "source" I wonder why...
1 posted on 05/19/2018 3:47:35 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

FU Chucky!


2 posted on 05/19/2018 3:49:14 PM PDT by mplc51
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To: mandaladon

You hiding something, Cryin’ Chuck?

Because one thing the Democrats damn sure don’t give one flying f*ck about is crossing legal lines, right Cryin’ Chuck?


3 posted on 05/19/2018 3:49:23 PM PDT by chris37 ("I am everybody." -Mark Robinson)
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To: mandaladon

Oh wow we better listen to Schumer because he has the GOP’s best interest in mind.

Oh yeah without a doubt....(sarcasm off)


4 posted on 05/19/2018 3:50:28 PM PDT by Enlightened1
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To: mandaladon

And what about the rights of the poor guy he was trying to frame for a felony, Chuckie? What about him?


5 posted on 05/19/2018 3:50:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: mandaladon

If Schumer is against outing the spy, then it must be done. Immediately.


6 posted on 05/19/2018 3:51:28 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Have an A-1 day.)
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To: mandaladon

I guess they will just have to read the New York Times, then.


7 posted on 05/19/2018 3:52:02 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Billthedrill

Take it to court. Oh and while you’re at it bite me.


8 posted on 05/19/2018 3:52:36 PM PDT by Equine1952 (Carry, practice, pray it don't happen. You ain't carrying you lose automtically.)
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To: mandaladon

Source is already named though. So WTF? They are trying to make it so that the GOP can’t talk about what they did and why. Once you name the person the GOP can spell out exactly what they did.

I’m surprised the rats don’t tell the GOP who the spy is and then tell them if you leak it you get a nice jail sentence. Then the DOJ can arrest all the GOP who knew.


9 posted on 05/19/2018 3:52:49 PM PDT by for-q-clinton
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To: mandaladon

There were no ties to Russia by the Trump campaign, or Trump.

ESAD Chucky.

5.56mm


10 posted on 05/19/2018 3:53:07 PM PDT by M Kehoe (THIS SPACE FOR RENT)
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To: mandaladon

Yes, notably Schumer is very worried.


11 posted on 05/19/2018 3:53:58 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: mandaladon

Having a plant FBI informant in the Trump camp IS crossing the line.

You can’t have a spy and then cry foul if the spy gets ‘made’, Chucky.

I think it was a WaPo article early this morning that claimed the spy/FBI informant was actually planted there to protect Trump. Yeah, right.


12 posted on 05/19/2018 3:54:01 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: mandaladon

The spies made the decision to be outed the day they violated the Constitution and participate in using the federal government to spy on a opposing political camgaign.

THE PUBLIC HAS AN ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO KNOW THE NAMES OF EVERYONE INVOLVED!


13 posted on 05/19/2018 3:54:19 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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To: mandaladon

Illegally colluding to perform insurrection against a presidential campaign is what FU Schumer is trying to protect.

His democrat party is guilty of insurrection!


14 posted on 05/19/2018 3:54:24 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: mandaladon

As if Chuckie knew anything about a “legal line.”


15 posted on 05/19/2018 3:54:27 PM PDT by madison10
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To: mandaladon

Schumer actually cares about people crossing legal lines?


16 posted on 05/19/2018 3:54:29 PM PDT by Democrats hate too much
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To: mandaladon

Chuckle is telegraphing that we’re over the target. Their fear is palpable.


17 posted on 05/19/2018 3:54:36 PM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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Illegally colluding to perform insurrection against a presidential campaign is what FU Schumer is trying to protect.

His democrat party is guilty of insurrection!


18 posted on 05/19/2018 3:54:41 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: mandaladon

Hey Chuckie....

Bite me you little turd


19 posted on 05/19/2018 3:54:58 PM PDT by Jayster
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To: mandaladon

The FBI informer is a traitor involved in a coup to overthrow the President of the US. He/she/they should be identified, charged, convicted and given whatever punishment those who commit treason are supposed to endure.


20 posted on 05/19/2018 3:56:10 PM PDT by grania (President Trump, stop believing the Masters of War!)
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