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  • The American People Deserve the Whole Story": Grassley on Importance of Congressional Oversight

    12/07/2017 1:32:18 PM PST · by smileyface · 11 replies
    US Senate Floor ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
    Prepared Senate Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Bipartisan Congressional Oversight December 6, 2017 VIDEO Mr. President, I have been doing oversight of the executive branch for a very long time. I’ve done it as a Ranking Member. I’ve done it as a Chairman. I’ve done it when my party held the White House. And, I’ve done it when the other party held the White House. Earlier this year, I stood up for the rights of my Democrat colleagues to do oversight of the Trump administration, even while they are in the Minority. I...
  • Judiciary Dems accuse GOP of rushing court nominees as 10 advance

    12/07/2017 11:14:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee chastised their Republican colleagues on Thursday, accusing them of rushing President Trump’s judicial nominees through the confirmation process. Ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said it was the fastest confirmation pace for circuit court nominees she could remember in her 25 years on the committee. “I want to point out that it’s a marked contrast to the traditional rate of confirmations,” she said. “For example, last week marked the fourth hearing since May when two circuit court nominees were on the agenda the same day. That’s four times in six months, yet this committee only...
  • Feinstein Urges Trump Not to Change Jerusalem Policy, Six Months After Voting for Him to Do So

    12/06/2017 8:20:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 6, 2017 | 4:14 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein has written to President Trump, urging him not to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or to announce he is moving the U.S. Embassy to the city. Exactly six months ago Tuesday, the senior senator from California voted in favor of a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of Israel’s reunification of Jerusalem, and calling on the president to “abide by” the provisions of the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act. That 1995 legislation said Jerusalem should be recognized as Israel’s capital, and required the president to move the embassy from Tel Aviv by May 31, 1999. Feinstein,...
  • Dershowitz Slams Feinstein Over Obstruction Argument: 'Doesn't Know What She's Talking About'

    12/04/2017 9:40:14 AM PST · by Signalman · 46 replies
    TownHall ^ | 12/4/2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump was pleased with constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz’s defense of him over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, calling the Harvard Law professor’s analysis on Fox News a “must watch” interview. “A must watch: Legal Scholar Alan Dershowitz was just on @foxandfriendstalking of what is going on with respect to the greatest Witch Hunt in U.S. political history. Enjoy!” Trump wrote on Twitter. Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat, said Trump has the constitutional right as president to fire his FBI director. “You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire...
  • UA 93 Hijacker Entered US 7 Times -- on 'Tourist' Visa

    06/07/2017 7:48:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    You could still see his mouth and his chin, but only the right side of his face from the nose up. The rest of the photo and the document on which it was printed -- except for the man's first and last name and a broken series of numbers -- was charred or burnt away. Investigators searching the area in Pennsylvania where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, found this telltale piece of evidence. It was the tourist visa that let Ziad Jarrah enter the United States from Germany. On the face of it, Jarrah was a...
  • The Latest: Senator foresees obstruction of justice case

    12/03/2017 11:12:02 AM PST · by Mariner · 39 replies
    Associated Press via Sacramento Bee ^ | December 3rd, 2017 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON-The Latest on the removal of a veteran FBI agent from the special counsel's investigative team (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says the panel is starting to see "the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice" against President Donald Trump. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," California Democrat Dianne Feinstein said the evidence is coming partly from "the continual tweets" from the White House. Trump is focusing renewed attacks on the FBI, and on the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, two days after ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn...
  • Senate panel building obstruction of justice case against Trump over Comey firing, Feinstein says

    12/03/2017 9:51:59 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 63 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 12/3/17 | Dan Good
    Senate panel building obstruction of justice case against Trump over Comey firing, Feinstein says The Senate’s investigation into Russian election meddling is crafting a possible obstruction of justice case against President Trump, the panel’s top Democrat said Sunday. The case has become clearer after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI on Friday, said Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The panel “has an investigation going as well and it involves obstruction of justice and I think what we're beginning to see is the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice,” she...
  • In Wake of Texas Church Shooting, Democrats Introduce Gun Prohibition Bill

    11/09/2017 4:21:18 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 19 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 11-09-2017 | Tim Brown
    Prohibition didn't work in the 20th century because alcohol really isn't anything the government should have a say so in and people knew it.  All it did, like the "war on drugs" was drive a black market and call something a crime that was not a crime. Enter gun prohibition. That is what every single piece of legislation that seeks to ban arms of any kind is, prohibition. In the wake of the Texas church shooting, gun grabbing Communist Democrats have introduced a bill that will not do one that that would stop any shooting and it certainly would not...
  • Feinstein And Company Introduce New Assault Weapon Ban BIll

    11/08/2017 1:29:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | November 8, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    You had to know it was coming. In the wake of two deadly mass shootings where a maniac happened to choose an AR-15 style rifle to unleash his mayhem with, you had to know that Sen. Dianne Feinstein would reintroduce an assault weapon ban. Well, folks, it’s here now.
  • Pelosi endorses Feinstein in California Senate race

    10/30/2017 7:43:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 30, 2017 6:43 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday, calling her fellow San Francisco Democrat “a strong voice and a staunch advocate for the people of California.” Pelosi said Feinstein is uniquely positioned to defend the state against what Pelosi called President Donald Trump’s “constant attacks” on health care, immigration and voting rights. Kevin De Leon, president pro tem of the California state Senate, is among several Democrats running against Feinstein, pressing for fiercer resistance to Trump. Feinstein, 84, is seeking her fifth full term in the Senate. Pelosi said Feinstein’s seniority “is a source of strength to...
  • GOP threatens weekend work on judicial nominees

    10/30/2017 4:07:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Republicans are digging in ahead of a looming battle over President Trump's judicial nominees. Senate GOP leadership wants to clear four picks this week for the circuit courts—which are second in line to the Supreme Court—amid pressure from conservatives to pick up the pace. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned that Republicans would confirm all of the nominees, even if it meant keeping lawmakers in town through a rare weekend session. “We'll confirm all of them this week no matter how long it takes,” McConnell said from the Senate floor. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the No. 2 Senate Republican,...
  • White House: ‘No Idea’ Where ‘CIA Black Site’ Draft Came From

    01/25/2017 2:10:27 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Edwin Mora
    White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday that an alleged draft executive order titled “Detention and Interrogation of Enemy Combatants” “is not a White House document.” “I have no idea where it came from,” stressed Spicer. Various mainstream media outlets, including the New York Times (NYT) and the Washington Post (WaPo), published the contents of this document, suggesting it was a legitimate draft from White House officials.
  • Leader of California Senate to challenge US Sen. Feinstein

    10/16/2017 9:50:31 AM PDT · by qam1 · 50 replies
    Ap va Yahoo ^ | 10/16/17 | Michael Blood
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California legislative leader announced Sunday he will challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, setting up a 2018 contest between two Democrats that will highlight generational, geographic and ideological contrasts in the party that dominates state politics. The 84-year-old Feinstein, a former San Francisco mayor and grande dame of California Democrats, will face state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, 50, a Los Angeles Hispanic who is largely unknown statewide. In a brief video announcement posted online, De Leon promised to work for job growth and economic security in Washington, recalling his single immigrant mother who...
  • Dem megadonor Steyer demands lawmakers and candidates back impeaching Trump

    10/11/2017 10:09:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/17 | John Bowden
    Billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer wrote a letter to Democrats on Wednesday demanding the party pledge to impeach President Trump if they take control of Congress next year. In a letter first reported by The New York Times, the California mega-donor calls Trump a “clear and present danger to the republic," and urges Democratic lawmakers to "make your position clear" regarding removing the president from office. “This is not just an issue of Twitter screeds but what it means for a person who has control over our nuclear arsenal,” Steyer said Wednesday. “I hope you will make your position clear...
  • Dianne Feinstein, oldest U.S. senator, announces reelection bid

    10/09/2017 11:02:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 59 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/9/17 | Ed O'Keefe
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) officially declared her intention to run for reelection Monday, ending months of speculation about her future and probably avoiding what would have been an intense scramble of Golden State politics to succeed her. “I am running for reelection to the Senate. Lots more to do: ending gun violence, combating climate change, access to healthcare. I’m all in!” Feinstein tweeted. On Sunday, Feinstein hinted in a national television interview that she was likely to run again, telling NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she was close to a formal decision. Feinstein, 84, is California’s senior senator and the...
  • Gun Nanny DiFi: No Law Would Have Stopped Vegas Gunman

    10/09/2017 8:25:31 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/9/17
    Anti-Second Amendment crusader Senator Dianne Feinstein admitted on a Sunday spin show that no law could have stopped the maniac who massacred 58 people and injured almost 500 in Las Vegas last week. “No, he passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions,” Feinstein told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” But there is one law he definitely broke, which is the law against murder. Criminals don't follow the law. Nevertheless, she persisted. “Regulations aren’t going to do it,” Feinstein said on the need for a law over an ATF rule. “We need a law. It can’t be...
  • Feinstein: No law would have stopped Las Vegas gunman

    10/08/2017 7:20:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2017 | Mallory Shellbourne
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that no law could have stopped the suspected shooter, Stephen Paddock, who was behind last week's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Feinstein spoke on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” about gun legislation in the wake of the attack launched from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel targeting a country music concert.....
  • Dem senator(Blumenthal) to introduce bill closing background check 'loophole'

    10/04/2017 3:52:37 AM PDT · by RC one · 45 replies
    the Hill ^ | - 10/03/17 07:13 PM EDT | Jordain Carney - 10/03/17 07:13 PM EDT
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Tuesday that he will introduce legislation to crack down on a background check "loophole" in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. "I will introduce a measure to close the loophole that lets a buyer walk away with a gun if the background check is not complete in 72 hrs," Blumenthal wrote in a tweet.The so-called "default to proceed" loophole allows a business to sell a gun after 72 hours if the FBI hasn't completed a background check confirming that the sale is legal before then.The practice allowed more than 2,500 prohibited purchasers...
  • Comey’s Worst Fear Is Coming True, and There’s Nothing He Can Do to Stop It

    09/22/2017 1:54:56 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 57 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | September 21, 201 | V Saxena
    Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley announced Wednesday plans to subpoena two senior FBI officials to question them about former FBI Director James Comey, opening the door for even more incriminating information to be uncovered about him. “We’ve got subpoenas at the Senate counsel office,” Grassley told CNN Wednesday, referencing the office responsible for drafting subpoenas. “When we get done there, I’m gonna have to consult with Sen. Feinstein.” The top ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Diane Feinstein, has been working with Grassley to investigate President Donald Trump’s purported connections to Russia, as well as his termination...
  • 5 Times the Obama Admin Leaked Crucial National Security Information

    05/27/2014 5:48:11 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, President Barack Obama traveled to Afghanistan to do a photo op with the troops amid fallout from the burgeoning Veterans Administration scandal. Announcing his visit, the White House promptly released a list of guests, including the name of the top CIA officer in Afghanistan. That officer is responsible for intelligence and drone warfare. The information was sent to over 6,000 email addresses. Oops. This is not the first time the Obama administration has compromised national security with leaks, either purposeful or inadvertent. SEAL Team Six. After the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the Obama administration steadfastly refused to...