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  • Chuck Schumer tells GOP to beware: Pursuit of FBI informant's identity comes close to crossing lega

    05/20/2018 11:14:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/19/17 | Laura Barrón-López
    Full title.....Chuck Schumer tells GOP to beware: Pursuit of FBI informant's identity comes close to crossing legal line....... Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Saturday warned Republicans that their efforts to uncover the identity of a secret FBI source in a possible attempt to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is nearing a legal line. Schumer tweeted support of Sen. Mark Warner's, D-Va., statement cautioning Republicans to stop pressing the Justice Department for more information about a source that is presumed to have helped the FBI and Mueller's probe into potential Trump campaign dealings with Russia. "@MarkWarner’s statement here...
  • The FBI didn’t use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him. [WasPo garbage]

    05/18/2018 10:27:06 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 96 replies
    But Trump and his backers are wrong about what it means that the FBI reportedly was using a confidential source to gather information early in its investigation of possible campaign ties to Russia. The investigation started out as a counterintelligence probe, not a criminal one. And relying on a covert source rather than a more intrusive method of gathering information suggests that the FBI may have been acting cautiously — perhaps too cautiously — to protect the campaign, not undermine it. As a former FBI counterintelligence agent, I know what Trump apparently does not: Counterintelligence investigations have a different purpose...
  • Schumer: GOP efforts to identify FBI informant 'close to crossing a legal line'

    05/19/2018 3:47:35 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 May 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    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...
  • SCHUMER MELTDOWN: Chuck Schumer SLAMS Trump for Prisoner Release

    05/10/2018 9:20:51 AM PDT · by Signalman · 95 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 4/10/2018 | Hannity Staff
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer bizarrely attacked the Trump administration Wednesday over the successful release of three American prisoners held by North Korea; suggesting the hostages were used as “bargaining chips.” Schumer offered his scathing critique just hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left the Korean peninsula with the three prisoners by his side; saying “No regime has the right to hold American citizens in captivity without cause, and under no circumstances should American citizens be viewed as bargaining chips.” “If countries in the world think they can detain Americans and get something in return, we’ll see many more...
  • Don’t Worry, I’ve Got Your Back

    05/10/2018 4:55:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-10-18 | MOTUS
    These clowns know no shame: “No regime has the right to hold American citizens in captivity without cause, and under no circumstances should American citizens be viewed as bargaining chips.“If countries in the world think they can detain Americans and get something in return, we’ll see many more hostages.” Chuck E. Schumer, Oracle of the West, on the release of the NoKo prisoners Where were you with that wise-acre mouth of yours when Obama negotiated with Iran for the release of our Navy prisoners? Or when he negotiated for the release of U.S. Army deserter, Bowe Bergdahl:Can you ‘splain how...
  • Chuck Schumer’s view of transparency: 'For thee, but not for me'.........

    05/04/2018 8:32:21 AM PDT · by caww · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/4/2018 | Bryan Berky
    When Schumer had an opportunity to help pass a bipartisan transparency bill last week, he refused.... The bill in question is the 'Taxpayers Right to Know Act'....It would require federal agencies to post an inventory of their programs. This inventory would detail how much programs cost, how many employees are required to run them, who the intended beneficiaries are, and how effective they have been.....It’s a good-government bill that 'combines transparency with performance metrics' to try to find out 'what is working well and what isn't.' The bill was such a no-brainer, noncontroversial step forward in the transparency movement that...
  • Syria strikes: Democrats demand congressional approval for further military action

    04/14/2018 7:29:42 AM PDT · by MNDude · 78 replies
    She added though “The Constitution gives Congress the power to authorize military action. If @realDonaldTrump wants to expand American military involvement in Syria’s civil war, he must seek approval from Congress – & provide a comprehensive strategy with clear goals & a plan to achieve them.” Her comments were echoed by Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, who said “I’m deeply concerned that President Trump continues to conduct military operations without any comprehensive strategy or the necessary congressional authorization.”
  • Schumer... Schumer... Chuck Schumer

    04/08/2018 4:25:01 PM PDT · by loucon · 20 replies
    vanity | 4/8/18 | self
    Seems to have been uncharacteristically quiet the past couple weeks.
  • Make the Democrats pay for stalling Trump’s nominees

    03/31/2018 5:43:54 AM PDT · by dennisw · 21 replies
    powerline blog ^ | March 29, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Senate is sitting on 78 of President Trump’s nominees who have already been passed out of committee but can’t get a floor vote. Chuck Schumer and his loyal band of Democrats accomplish this obstruction by objecting to unanimous consent that a nomination be taken up. This triggers a motion for cloture which brings with it 30 hours of floor debate. The Wall Street Journal, in an editorial denouncing the Democrats’ practice, notes that cloture votes used to be almost unheard of for nominations other than judges. At this point in the past four presidencies combined, only 15 executive-branch nominees...
  • Records: NXIVM hacked billionaire's emails with Hillary Clinton, world leaders

    10/19/2015 6:38:25 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    Albany TU ^ | 10/18/15 | Brendan J. Lyons
    Clare W. Bronfman, an heiress of the Seagram Company business empire, allegedly implanted a "key logger" virus on the computer of her late father, Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., so officials with the NXIVM corporation could secretly monitor his emails, including his exchanges with world leaders and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to court records. The extraordinary allegations are attributed to Kristen M. Keeffe, who was part of the inner circle that ran NXIVM, a "human development" organization that has been described by one expert as an "extreme cult." The accusations by Keeffe are contained in a transcript of a...
  • LOL: Another Hilarious Whopper From Politi'fact'

    03/30/2018 2:28:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2018 | Guy Benson
    I realize it's a small point and that I'm weeks late to this absurdity, but I've decided to call attention to it anyway because it further underscores the ludicrousness of treating Politifact like a nonpartisan fact-checker.  I sometimes take issue with determinations made by the Washington Post or FactCheck.org's truth-assessing outfits, but they at least seem interested in impartiality.  Politifact is a different story, having earned a reputation as a liberal, anti-Republican institution.  Evidence of this has arisen time and again, and now there's another laugher to add to their rap sheet.  In the course researching this post about vulnerable...
  • Chuck-You Celebrates: The Era of Austerity Is Over

    03/22/2018 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s Chuck You Schumer. This is in Washington today on the Senate floor. Audio sound bite No. 24. SCHUMER: Overall, we Democrats are very happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish on a number of very important priorities to the middle class in America: infrastructure, education, opioid treatment, mental health, child care. This spending agreement brings that era of austerity to an unceremonious end and represents one of the most significant investments in the middle class in decades. RUSH: I don’t know, folks. I just want to puke when I hear this stuff. I just want to vomit....
  • Ryan & McConnell Worked With Pelosi & Schumer To Fracture POTUS Trump’s Support With Omnibus Bill

    03/24/2018 6:56:54 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 62 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | March 23, 2018
    President Trump signed the 1.2 trillion dollar Omnibus bill today with open frustration over both the process and the product of that bill. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer heaped praise on Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for their help in what Pelosi called a great bill for the American worker. What wasn’t said was how the Republican and Democrat leadership worked together to force POTUS Trump’s hand and create a voter backlash they hope will fracture Mr. Trump’s base of support among millions of Americans. image: http://dcwhispers.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/aaa355.jpg “How could he sign this...
  • Pelosi and Schumer Cheer Omnibus: “We Were Able to Accomplish More Than When We Held Majority" (tr)

    03/22/2018 8:04:30 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 22, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rushed out to celebrate the $1.3 trillion Omnibus bill that passed Congress today. The record spending bill funds all of the Democrat Party’s pet projects and denies funding for Trump’s border wall Democrats loved it! Chuck Schumer cheered the bill: “In a certain sense we were able to accomplish more in the minority than we had the presidency or were even in the majority.” Minority leader Nancy Pelosi added: “I think one of the reasons they rushed it through they didn’t want their colleagues to see what was in...
  • Schumer: Trump 'floating trial balloons about derailing' Mueller probe

    03/18/2018 10:00:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/18/18 | LUIS SANCHEZ
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that President Trump is "floating trial balloons about derailing" special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Schumer added in a statement that Republicans have an obligation to ensure that the special counsel can continue his investigation into Russia's election interference and any ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow after the president questioned the makeup of Mueller’s team. "Our Republican colleagues, particularly the leadership, have an obligation to our country to stand up now and make it clear that firing Mueller is a red line for our democracy that cannot be crossed," the New...
  • Tillerson Was the Best Sec. of State in a Decade; Pompeo Will Be Better

    03/13/2018 3:01:03 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 26 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Evening Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) So, what to make of the Rex Tillerson firing? ThereÂ’s a lot to unpack here, so IÂ’ll try to do it in a fairly orderly fashion. First, letÂ’s state up front the undeniable truth that Rex Tillerson was the nationÂ’s finest Secretary of State in a decade. Unlike his two immediate predecessors in the job, Mr. Tillerson is a patriot, a lover of America, a believer in promoting American-style Democracy around the world and protecting U.S. national security at home. He had no interest in selling AmericaÂ’s foreign policy to the...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Admits Divisive Politics Have Cost Him ‘Commercially’

    03/13/2018 10:58:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 13, 2018 | John Nolte
    Far-left late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, who is currently one of the most polarizing and divisive personalities in the country, admitted he has seen polls that show that his partisanship “has cost me commercially.” “According to polls I’ve seen, it has cost me commercially,” he told Oprah Winfrey in an interview for her O Magazine. “That’s not ideal, but I wouldn’t change anything I said.” “I know my job is, for the most part, to entertain people and make them laugh. That said, if I can be selfish every once in a while and talk about something serious that’s important to...
  • Democrats Release Tax Hike Plan

    03/09/2018 11:54:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/9/2018 | Ryan Ellis
    This week, Congressional Democrats released a detailed tax hike plan that they promised to implement if given majority control of the House and Senate after the 2018 midterm elections. So much for the crocodile tears about the deficit--Democrats want to raise taxes not to reduce the debt, but rather to spend that tax hike money on boondoggle projects. As you might expect, hold onto your wallets. Here are the details: Increase the top marginal income tax rate from 37 percent to 39.6 percent. This nearly 3 percentage point increase in the top personal rate is not only a hike in...
  • Kal Penn Wants Chuck Schumer ‘Out of Office’ over Israel Support

    03/08/2018 11:21:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Actor and former Obama staffer Kal Penn (Kumar of Harold and Kumar fame) ripped into Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for his support for the state of Israel. Standing before this week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Schumer not only came out in strong defense of Israel but spoke the truth about Arabs not wanting peace with the Jewish state: Now, let me tell you why – my view – why we don’t have peace, because the fact of the matter is that too many Palestinians and too many Arabs do not want any Jewish state in the Middle East....
  • Kal Penn Wants Chuck Schumer ‘Out of Office’ over Israel Support

    03/08/2018 7:27:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | March 8, 2018 | John Nolte
    Actor and former Obama staffer Kal Penn (Kumar of Harold and Kumar fame) ripped into Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for his support for the state of Israel. Standing before this week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Schumer not only came out in strong defense of Israel but spoke the truth about Arabs not wanting peace with the Jewish state: Now, let me tell you why – my view – why we don’t have peace, because the fact of the matter is that too many Palestinians and too many Arabs do not want any Jewish state in the Middle East....