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  • Rubio steps in to lead Senate Intelligence Committee

    05/18/2020 9:54:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2020 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will temporarily become chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Republican leaders announced, taking charge of the panel at a time of turnover and tension in the nation’s intelligence community. Rubio will replace North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, who said last week that he would step aside after federal agents examining his recent stock sales showed up at his home with a warrant to search his cellphone. Friday was Burr’s last day in the position. Along with House and Senate leaders and the top Democrat and Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rubio will now have access...
  • DOJ Official Bruce Ohr is Not Fired, and That’s Okay – For Now….

    12/12/2019 3:00:20 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 20 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 12/12/19 | sundance
    There are several dozen critical issues that stem from revelations about the DOJ and FBI conduct in/around the Carter Page FISA application (2017) and Steele Dossier writ large; but DOJ official Bruce Ohr still being employed isn’t one of them, and here’s why. (further down) -- Bruce Ohr wasn’t the only non FBI person back-channeling information from corrupt source Christopher Steele into the FBI and Mueller team in 2017. SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner was doing exactly the same thing. Senator Warner was having secret contacts, “would rather not have a paper trail”, with Steele through liaison Adam Waldman, and then...
  • IG Modifies FISA Report, Adds Declassification Aspect Per DOJ (Barr?)…

    12/11/2019 4:40:45 PM PST · by malach · 69 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12.11.19 | Sundance
    CTH made the case in mid 2018 that someone at the DOJ had influenced a decision not to charge Wolfe with the leaking of the FISA application; despite the FBI and DOJ having direct evidence of Wolfe leaking classified information. The logical reason for the Rosenstein DOJ not to charge Wolfe with the FISA leak was because that charge would ensnare powerful Senators on the powerful committee. Worse still, in hindsight we now see how that committee was working to aide the purposes and intents of the corrupt DOJ and FBI officials as they built their impeachment agenda. Remember, the...
  • RUSH LIMBAUGH: Rubio Is Not an Establishment Moderate

    02/02/2016 3:10:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 282 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | February 02, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have to say one thing, one more thing, one more time. I do not like -- and I've got a Reuters story: "Marco Rubio Emerges Champion of Battered Republican Establishment." Another Reuters story, headline: "Republican Cruz Calls Iowa Win a Victory for Conservative Grassroots." I do not like, speaking for myself, I don't like this idea that Marco Rubio is all of a sudden being labeled as an establishment candidate. I know that Rubio's got the baggage of that Gang of Eight bill and I know that in many people's minds he's got the baggage of wanting...
  • McCabe: 'Gang of Eight' was informed of investigation into Trump, ‘no one objected’

    02/19/2019 10:35:37 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 47 replies
    Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, said a bipartisan group of lawmakers was briefed on a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump and not one of them objected. McCabe and other FBI officials informed the so-called "Gang of Eight" — leaders from both parties in the House and Senate, as well as the chairs and co-chairs of the House and Senate intelligence committees — that the bureau had opened a counterintelligence investigation into Trump after he fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. “No one objected, not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds, and not based...
  • McCabe: No one in 'Gang of Eight' objected to FBI probe into Trump

    02/19/2019 8:54:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 111 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2019 | Brett Samuels
    Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Tuesday that none of the top eight congressional leaders objected when he briefed them in 2017 on the bureau's decision to open a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump. "The purpose of the briefing was to let our congressional leadership know exactly what we’d been doing," McCabe, who was the acting FBI director at the time, said during an interview on NBC's "Today" show. McCabe acknowledged that he ordered the investigation, but pushed back against suggestions that he'd acted alone in doing so. He said that he consulted with his team, reviewed it with...
  • Part II – The Presidential Declassification Counter-Punch…

    01/30/2019 7:33:58 AM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/29/2019 | SUNDANCE
    The background here is that any unilateral declassification by President Trump will end up putting him in opposition to a variety of corrupt interests. As a direct result he will be facing legal action from the legislative branch. With that accepted, here is the most strategic approach. All versions of the Carter Page FISA applications (DOJ) (FBI) (ODNI). All of the Bruce Ohr 302’s filled out by the FBI. (FBI) (ODNI) All of Bruce Ohr’s emails (FBI) (DOJ) (CIA) (ODNI) All relevant documents pertaining to the supportive material within the FISA application. (FBI) (DOJ-NSD ) (DoS) (CIA) (DNI) (NSA) (ODNI);...
  • ICE Leader: Ryan’s Immigration Bill Another ‘Gang of 8’ Debacle

    06/20/2018 5:53:38 AM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | PENNY STARR
    The House is considering immigration legislation that could result in millions of illegal aliens being legalized in the United States, and now a leader for law enforcement officers tasked with enforcing federal law is warning President Donald Trump not to repeat the Gang of Eight amnesty debacle. Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council, which represents thousands of ICE officers, said in a letter to President Donald Trump that his organization is “seriously concerned” about the proposed legislation. The Washington Times reported: The bill would open the door to massive fraud, would allow people who...
  • McConnell says he backs Mueller probe after classified briefing

    05/25/2018 12:40:31 AM PDT · by gattaca · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday after attending a classified briefing that he continues to support special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. McConnell told NPR that Mueller's investigation and a separate probe by the Justice Department's inspector general into the FBI's actions during the 2016 election will ultimately provide answers to a number of questions swirling around the presidential race. "The two investigations going on that I think will give us the answers to the questions that you raise — the [inspector general] investigation in the Justice Department and the...
  • Sen. Mark Warner calls DOJ intelligence briefing a 'farce'

    05/24/2018 5:40:32 PM PDT · by Mariner · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24th, 2018 | By Jeff Mordock
    Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Thursday a meeting between a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders and intelligence and law enforcement officials is a “farce” because the disclosure of classified information should be limited to the so-called “Gang of Eight” — a collection of Senate and House leaders who traditionally receive the briefings on sensitive intelligence matters. Two intelligence briefings are scheduled for Thursday afternoon to discuss the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. It is said to include details about an FBI informant who contacted members of the...
  • Harry Reid sent sensitive Trump collusion letter over CIA objections

    05/12/2018 10:15:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    Then-Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid released a letter in the heat of the 2016 election alleging Trump-Russia collusion even though the CIA director at the time urged him not to, according to a person familiar with their conversation. Mr. Reid’s Aug. 27 letter to the FBI appears to mark the first time a Democrat officially accused President’ Trump’s campaign of colluding with the Russian government to hack his party’s computers. The letter has come to represent for conservatives the “deep state” — Obama loyalists leaking unproven allegations to the press against Mr. Trump and his people to ruin the campaign,...
  • How The FBI and DOJ Intelligence Units Were Weaponized Around Congressional Oversight…

    01/08/2018 1:41:40 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 61 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 1/8/18 | sundance
    (snip) -- Four Democrats and Four Republicans (four minority party and four majority party political leaders) for a total of eight. Four from the House and Four from the Senate. –Understand the Gang of Eight Here– The Gang-of-Eight can, if they choose, interact with the intelligence product they oversee with the same level of security clearance as the originating compartment being reviewed. Only these eight members can interact with the intelligence product in this way. This ensures their ability to conduct oversight. The eight elected officials also hold oversight on all covert intelligence operations and are briefed on all presidential...
  • FBI Suspects Members of Congress Leaked Grand Jury Indictment to the Awans

    08/22/2017 9:47:35 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 94 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 8/22/17 | Investigative Bureau
    FBI agents suspect somebody in Congress tipped off the Awans that they would be indicted and now the criminal cases once-seemingly isolated to a group of rogue Pakistani IT specialists working for Congress suddenly has gotten much larger. And much more troubling. Federal agents said preceding his arrest, Imran Awan acted like a man who was recently tipped off that he would be pinched and moreover, it was no coincidence Awan’s wife was whisked out of the country in March after sidestepping the FBI at Dulles International Airport to flee to Pakistan. “She had cardboard boxes for luggage,” one FBI...
  • Democrat IT Staffers on Intel Committee May Have Sold Classified Intel To Pakistan and Russia…

    08/22/2017 4:14:44 PM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 61 replies
    The New York Post is reporting an evolution into the investigation of the indicted Awan family and colleagues who worked as Democrat staffers within the House Intelligence Committee and aides within the Super-Classified Congressional Intelligence Gang-of-Eight. It’s jaw-dropping how much intelligence this crew would have access to.
  • Lindsey Graham: The party of Lincoln will not become the party of David Duke

    08/16/2017 9:40:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 81 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 8/16/17 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned President Trump on Wednesday that his “words are dividing Americans, not healing them” in the wake of the bloody clashes in Virginia that has sparked a national conversation about white supremacists and race. Mr. Graham also vowed that Republicans will “fight back against the idea that the party of Lincoln has a welcome mat out for the David Dukes of the world.” “Through his statements yesterday, President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and...
  • Report: McCain Wants Congress to Pass ‘Gang of Eight’ Amnesty Bill When He Returns

    08/04/2017 8:46:02 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 134 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Aug 2017 | Tony Lee
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) wants Congress to pass the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive amnesty bill when he returns to the Senate after getting treatments for brain cancer. According to The Arizona Republic, McCain, before leaving Washington to get cancer treatments in Arizona, reportedly spoke to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) about joining forces again to pass the “Gang of Eight” bill. After joining Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to defeat the GOP’s “skinny repeal” of Obamacare, McCain, who has always wanted to be known as a straight-talking independent, was lionized by Democrats and the legacy media,...
  • Report: McCain Wants Congress to Pass ‘Gang of Eight’ Amnesty Bill When He Returns

    08/04/2017 6:20:10 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2017 | by Tony Lee 
    According to The Arizona Republic, McCain, before leaving Washington to get cancer treatments in Arizona, reportedly spoke to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) about joining forces again to pass the “Gang of Eight” bill. After joining Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to defeat the GOP’s “skinny repeal” of Obamacare, McCain, who has always wanted to be known as a straight-talking independent, was lionized by Democrats and the legacy media, with CNN paying homage to his “maverick moment.” Referring to the “Gang of Eight” bill, McCain told the Republic on Thursday that he wanted “to reintroduce the same package that was passed through...
  • Members of A Pakistani Spy Ring Work On Capitol Hill For Three Years, Stealing Intelligence...

    06/18/2017 2:04:24 PM PDT · by davikkm · 46 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    The House Intelligence Committee is the foremost oversight network with responsibility over the most sensitive and secretive government intelligence, including covert anti-terrorism activity. The Majority Chairman (Nunes) and Minority Chair (Schiff) sit on the CIA oversight team known as the “Intelligence Gang of Eight“: 2017 Congressional Intelligence Oversight “Gang of Eight” I am sure most of you are familiar with the above Intelligence Gang Of Eight. They are responsible for the security oversight for the United States as the they are the House Intelligence Committee. You will recognize them from their work investigating imaginary issues surrounding President Trump. While they...
  • The Biggest Political Scandal The Media is Missing – It Should Lead To Impeachment Hearings

    05/10/2017 5:36:26 PM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 10, 2017 | Sundance
    Shortened title. Full title: The Biggest Political Scandal The Media is Missing – It Should Lead To Congressional Leadership Impeachment Hearings Everyone is so caught up with their discussion of President Trump around the firing of FBI Director James Comey that they are completely overlooking the most explosive scandal in the history of congress. This scandal, if exposed, *should* impeach: Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Richard Burr, Devin Nunes, Adam Schiff and Mark Warner. The absence of their accountability shows the depth of corruption within Washington DC.
  • Rubio: Immigration reform will be 'difficult' but 'possible'

    03/01/2017 11:36:00 AM PST · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/01/17 10:14 AM EST | Madeline Conway
    Rubio, speaking to Fox, endorsed Trump’s points on law enforcement and making the immigration system more merit-based. After movements on those two fronts, Rubio suggested, “then you can do something very reasonable with the people who have been here a long time who are not gang bangers, who are not criminals, who are not a threat to public safety.” As a member of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight,” Rubio pushed a comprehensive immigration reform bill in 2013 that ultimately passed the Senate but not the House, though he later walked back his support for some of its provisions. Alongside other...