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  • Sen. Grassley says partisan lawsuits against President Trump should also implicate Hillary Clinton

    08/16/2017 9:33:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Circa ^ | 8/16/2017 | Sara A. Carter
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley is demanding plaintiffs of three separate lawsuits filed against President Trump, who claim the president violated an obscure Constitutional provision known as the Emoluments Clause, should also consider investigating violations allegedly committed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, since the basis of their lawsuits also implicate the former presidential candidate. The clause prohibits any person holding office from receiving gifts or payments from foreign governments without the consent of Congress and the chairman says the overwhelming evidence against Clinton should be made part of the ongoing lawsuits, which he says are both "partisan...
  • Senate finally curious about Dems' IT suspects.

    08/09/2017 3:00:11 PM PDT · by gattaca · 19 replies
    One News Now ^ | 08/09/2017 | Michelle Malkin
    The good news is that Sen. Charles Grassley on Tuesday asked DHS for all immigration summaries and detainers for Imran Awan, wife Hina Alvi, brothers Jamal and Abid Awan, and friends/associates Natalia Sova and Rao Abbas. Here is a radical proposition: The public has a right to know the immigration status and history of foreign criminal suspects. Their entrance and employment sponsorship records should not be treated like classified government secrets -- especially if the public's tax dollars subsidized their salaries. In March, I contacted the D.C. offices of House Congressional Democrats Joaquin Castro of Texas, Sander Levin of Michigan,...
  • Grassley Seeks Immigration Files For Pakistani Suspects In House IT Probe

    08/08/2017 6:42:32 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Aug 8, 2017 | Mark Tapscott
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has requested copies of immigration files for the six Pakistani suspects in the House IT scandal, who allegedly stole equipment from Congress and accessed computers without permission.
  • Senate Judiciary backs off plans to force Glenn Simpson to publicly testify

    07/25/2017 12:07:12 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/25/2017 | JOSH GERSTEIN , JOSH DAWSEY and KYLE CHENEY
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is pulling back from plans to subpoena Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the firm that helped commission the salacious, disputed dossier on President Donald Trump’s alleged connections to Russia, according to a source familiar with the matter. Instead, Simpson is expected to be allowed to testify privately. A spokesman for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The initial plan for Simpson to testify in the open had raised the specter of public testimony about the dossier's seamy and contested claims of sexual misconduct and a years-long Kremlin...
  • Who Paid for the ‘Trump Dossier’?

    07/28/2017 8:28:44 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 27 July 2017 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Democrats don’t want you to find out—and that ought to be a scandal of its own. ___ Yet Democrats now have meekly and noiselessly retreated, agreeing to let both men speak to the committee in private. Why would they so suddenly be willing to let go of this moment of political opportunity? Fusion GPS. That’s the oppo-research outfit behind the infamous and discredited “Trump dossier,” ginned up by a former British spook. Fusion co-founder Glenn Simpson also was supposed to testify at the Grassley hearing, where he might have been asked in public to reveal who hired him to put...
  • Sen. Grassley Letter to Rod Rosenstein

    07/27/2017 10:20:24 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 12 replies
    Senator Grassley ^ | July 20, 2017 | Senator Grassley
    According to news reports, during the 2016 presidential election, “Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump” and did so by “disseminating documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter…” Ukrainian officials also reportedly “helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers.” At the center of this plan was Alexandra Chalupa, described by reports as a Ukrainian-American operative “who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee” and reportedly met with Ukrainian officials during the presidential election for the express purpose of exposing alleged ties between then-candidate Donald...
  • Chuck Grassley warns Judiciary Committee won't consider replacement for Jeff Sessions this year if

    07/27/2017 7:54:01 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/26/17 | Josh Siegel
    Full title.......................Chuck Grassley warns Judiciary Committee won't consider replacement for Jeff Sessions this year if Trump fires him.................Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, strongly suggested on Wednesday night that he would not allow his panel to consider confirming a replacement this year for Attorney General Jeff Sessions if President Trump were to fire him. "Everybody in D.C. [should be] warned that the agenda for the judiciary [committee] is set for rest of 2017," Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote on Twitter. "Judges first subcabinet 2nd / AG no way," he added, with "AG" referring to attorney general. Everybody in D.C. Shld...
  • Senate panel subpoenas co-founder of firm tied to controversial Trump dossier

    07/21/2017 3:58:51 PM PDT · by grayboots · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/2017 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is subpoenaing the co-founder of the firm tied to a controversial opposition research dossier on President Trump to testify before the committee next week. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said the move came after Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS, declined to speak before the committee on Wednesday. "A subpoena has been issued to compel his attendance. Simpson’s attorney has asserted that his client will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to the subpoena," the Senate leaders said in a statement. Simpson had been listed as a witness for a public...
  • Co-founder of firm behind Trump-Russia dossier won’t testify before Senate

    07/13/2017 7:16:41 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson won't testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, despite a request for voluntary testimony from the committee. Simpson co-founded the political intelligence firm Fusion GPS in 2009. During the 2016 campaign, the firm hired former British spy Christopher Steele, who produced a now-infamous dossier alleging Russian intelligence's influence over President Trump. The Senate Judiciary Committee said yesterday that Simpson would testify next week. The chair of the committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter asking for information about the dossier to Fusion GPS in March, and in June threatened to subpoena Simpson if...
  • Senator Grassley Grills McCabe in Rarity for a Republican

    07/13/2017 4:47:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 13, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There were hearings in the Senate over the new FBI director, a man by the name of Christopher Wray, W-r-a-y. But how they began is what is interesting. “At the beginning of today’s confirmation hearing for Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump’s choice to head the FBI, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley used his opening remarks to take numerous shots at acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. “The Iowa Republican first took aim at McCabe, who was put in charge of the FBI when Trump fired James Comey, over the acting head’s wife and her political activities. ‘The previous director...
  • Senator Asks Why Russian Attorney Was Allowed to Come to US Without Visa

    07/12/2017 5:31:57 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 46 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | Updated: July 12, 2017 4:32 pm | Jasper Fakkert
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, has requested information on why Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer, was allowed to enter the United States without a visa. In a letter requesting the information from the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department, Grassley says that Veselnitskaya was granted a parole letter in 2015, after having initially been denied a visa, to participate in a court case in the United States. The parole expired on Jan. 7, 2016, and a request for an extension was denied on Jan. 4, 2016. However, Veselnitskaya was able to...
  • A battle is brewing between the firm behind the salacious Trump dossier and Sen. Grassley

    07/09/2017 3:06:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    Circa ^ | July 9, 2017 | Sara A. Carter
    The firm behind the salacious and unsubstantiated Trump dossier is refusing to to cooperate with the Senate Judiciary Committee's request to provide documentation or respond to questions sent from the committee in March about the clients who paid for the dossier that launched the investigation into the administration and its alleged Russian connections. The Republican Chairman of the committee, Senator Charles Grassley, warned Fusion GPS, the firm that compiled the dossier, in March about its obligation "to provide details on the history of the dossier" including the clients who paid for it. The committee also wanted information on Christopher Steele,...
  • Grassley Hits Acting FBI Director McCabe on ‘Potential Conflicts of Interest’

    06/29/2017 12:26:56 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 6/29/17 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that he is worried about acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe's independence. Grassley sent a letter to Rosenstein on Thursday about McCabe's potential conflicts of interest, Politico reports. Grassley expressed concerns about whether McCabe should have recused himself from the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. McCabe's wife, Jill, received substantial donations from Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D., Va.), when she ran for a seat in the Virginia state senate. McAuliffe was also a top bundler for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The Justice...
  • Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham ask DOJ for all FISA warrant requests on Russian election meddling

    06/28/2017 12:07:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2017 | by Kelly Cohen
    Two top Republican senators are asking the Justice Department to turn over all applications by the FBI to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court regarding its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe sent Tuesday and made public Wednesday, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., request "all proposed and final applications for surveillance warrants." "We are writing to request information regarding [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act]-related actions by the FBI and the Justice Department in the course of the investigation of Russian interference in...
  • Dems begin to panic as Trump set to transform federal judiciary

    06/23/2017 8:10:34 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 90 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 06/23/17 | Thomas Lifson
    While Democrats obsess over the Russia hacking fantasy and Robert Mueller as Trump's Javert, President Trump, the Federalist Society, and Senator Chuck Grassley are on the way to making the federal judiciary great again. The Huffington Post noticed and is worried: Trump is unbelievably well positioned to fill up federal courts with lifetime judges. He inherited a whopping 108 court vacancies when he became president – double the number of vacancies President Barack Obama inherited when he took office. The reason Trump gets to fill so many seats is partly because Obama was slow to fill court vacancies early in...
  • Grassley: Chuck Schumer Knew Trump Wasn’t Under Investigation but Said He Was Anyway

    06/23/2017 11:40:29 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Jun 2017 | Kristina Wong
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) blasted Democrats on Thursday — particularly Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) — for fueling media hysteria, knowing full well President Trump was not under investigation for collusion with Russia. In a statement delivered on the Senate floor, Grassley said that in March, former FBI Director James Comey had told him, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and the group of Senate and House members known as the “Gang of Eight” that the president was not under investigation. But Schumer, who is part of the Gang of Eight, continued to tell the media Trump was under...
  • Must Watch Video: Grassley blasts 'media hysteria' over Trump-Russia

    06/23/2017 5:04:07 AM PDT · by LouisianaJoanof Arc · 29 replies
    Circa News ^ | 6/22/17 | Circa News Staff
    Video at link Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday lambasted “media hysteria” linking President Trump with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “Countless media articles falsely claimed the President was under investigation for colluding with Russia,” he said on the Senate floor. “And, unfortunately, a number of our Democrat colleagues in the House and Senate played right along,” the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman added. “Over and over again, the media published selective leaks. They published classified half-truths. All this was used to make false allegations sinister conduct by the President. And a lot of people believed it.” Grassley additionally...
  • GOP senator blocking Trump nominee until he gets answers from DOJ

    06/16/2017 1:47:33 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/15/17 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is warning that he will block a Department of Justice nominee until the department responds to his oversight requests. Grassley said during a Judiciary Committee business meeting on Thursday that the panel would not vote on Stephen Boyd's nomination to be assistant attorney general for legislative affairs because the Justice Department hasn't responded to more than a dozen letters. "The department needs to improve its communications with the committee members and staff. It needs to be more serious about answering the mail and questions from Congress," Grassley said, explaining why the committee wasn't going to vote...
  • Senate Committee Launches First New Clinton Corruption Investigation

    06/05/2017 5:06:18 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 21 replies
    daily caller ^ | 06/04/2017 | Richard Pollock
    Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has launched a new investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s effort to thwart a Bangladesh government corruption probe of Muhammad Yunus, a Clinton Foundation donor and close friend of the Clintons. The Iowa Republican’s effort is the first new official inquiry of Clinton since her unexpected loss in the 2016 presidential election to President Donald Trump. Trump’s supporters often chanted “lock her up” during his many boisterous campaign rallies.
  • Comey refuses to answer bipartisan questions from senators, saying he's a private citizen

    06/04/2017 6:38:11 PM PDT · by LouisianaJoanof Arc · 192 replies
    Circa News ^ | 6/4/07 | John Solomon and Sara Carter
    Former FBI director James Comey is formally refusing to answer questions submitted to him by a bipartisan group of senators, suggesting he no longer must do so as a private citizen. Comey sent an email from his private account last week rebuffing the seven questions that had been submitted to him by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley and the committee’s ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein after Comey’s final testimony as FBI director to the panel last month. Comey was fired by President Donald Trump shortly after his appearance. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., joined in the request...