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  • FBI Says No Need For Top Official To Recuse Himself From Trump-Russia Probe (McCabe)

    04/20/2017 5:27:12 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 19 2017 | Chuck Ross
    A top FBI official whose wife received political donations from an ally of Hillary Clinton’s last year does not need to recuse himself from the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation, the bureau said Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee inquired last month about FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s role on the Trump probe, which is looking into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley had expressed concerns about a potential conflict of interest given that McCabe’s wife ran a state campaign in Virginia that received $700,000 from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close friend of Clinton’s. [...
  • Grassley pressing FBI's McCabe in Trump-Russia dossier case

    04/03/2017 9:45:04 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 3, 2017
    In a March 28 letter, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told FBI Director James Comey he wants a detailed description on the involvement of Deputy Director McCabe in the investigation of Russian ties to Trump associates. Grassley also wants to know whether McCabe’s involvement in the probe “raises the appearance a conflict of interest in light of his wife’s ties with Clinton’s associates” and whether it would merit McCabe recusing himself from the investigation. Grassley was referring to McCabe’s wife having accepted $700,000 in political contributions facilitated by Hillary Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia governor, for her state Senate run....
  • Senator Grassley Asks Why "Extremely Careless" Hillary Still Has Access To Classified...

    03/31/2017 3:51:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/31/17 | Tyler Durden
    Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, would very much like to understand why Hillary Clinton and 6 of her closest "research aides" may still have access to classified State Department information despite FBI Director Comey's assertion that they were "extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information."And, after sending numerous requests to John Kerry's State Department that 'shockingly' fell on deaf ears, Grassely has sent a letter to Secretary of State Tillerson asking why Hillary's security clearance hasn't yet been revoked given that "any other government workers who engaged in such serious offenses would, at...
  • Byron York: Senate committee targets FBI No. 2 in Trump dossier probe

    04/02/2017 5:56:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey demanding the story behind the FBI's reported plan to pay the author of a lurid and unsubstantiated dossier on candidate Donald Trump. In particular, Grassley appears to be zeroing in on the FBI's deputy director, Andrew McCabe, indicating Senate investigators want to learn more about McCabe's role in a key aspect of the Trump-Russia affair. Grassley began his investigation after the Washington Post reported on February 28 that the FBI, "a few weeks before the election," agreed to pay former British spy...
  • Hillary Clinton aides had access to State Dept. after she left, says key lawmaker

    03/30/2017 3:51:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 30, 2017 | Malia Zimmerman
    When Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State in 2013, she negotiated continuing access to classified and top-secret documents for herself and six staffers under the designation "research assistants," according to a powerful senator who notes that Clinton was later deemed "extremely careless" with such information. The staff apparently retained access even after Clinton announced her run for president in April 2015, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. The access was ostensibly granted to facilitate work on Clinton's memoir, but Grassley said he was only able to verify it after the Obama administration left the White House. “I have repeatedly...
  • Grassley probes FBI's ties to British spy who investigated Trump

    03/06/2017 1:42:59 PM PST · by navysealdad · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/06/17 | JONATHAN EASLEY
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has opened an inquiry into allegations the FBI worked with the British spy who authored a controversial opposition research dossier on President Trump during the 2016 election.
  • Senators Feinstein and Grassley grim and silent after Trump-Russia briefings with Comey

    03/16/2017 6:20:13 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 173 replies
    rawstory.com ^ | March 15, 2017 | David Ferguson
    After closed door meetings with FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee looked grim and rattled and refused to divulge the contents of the meeting to reporters. At around 5 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) faced reporters but revealed little about their meetings with Comey. “This briefing was all on sensitive matters,” Feinstein said, “and highly classified and it’s really not anything we can answer any questions about.” Comey has been at the center of multiple controversies lately, from his decision to make a later-discredited announcement...
  • Sen. Grassley to James Comey: No deputy AG confirmation until you brief us on Russia probes

    03/15/2017 1:30:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Up to now, Donald Trump has slammed Democrats for stalling the Senate on confirmations for his political appointees. He may need to add Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to his list — or perhaps pat him on the back. The Republican chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee made a hardball play yesterday with FBI director James Comey and the Department of Justice, after weeks of frustration over the status of rumored probes of the previous election: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley said Tuesday he will hold up the deputy attorney general’s confirmation vote as collateral until FBI Director...
  • Grassley probes FBI's ties to British spy who investigated Trump

    03/06/2017 7:23:46 PM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 March 2017 3:28pm EST | Jonathan Easley
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has opened an inquiry into allegations the FBI worked with the British spy who authored a controversial opposition research dossier on President Trump during the 2016 election. In a Monday letter to FBI Director James Comey, Grassley asked for records pertaining to any agreements the agency may have had with Christopher Steele.[snip] “The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for President in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee refers Planned Parenthood for criminal charges

    12/13/2016 6:16:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2016 | Bradforb Richardson
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is recommending criminal charges against Planned Parenthood for allegedly trafficking in fetal body parts from abortions for profit. In a letter sent to the FBI and the Department of Justice on Tuesday, committee chair Chuck Grassley referred four of Planned Parenthood’s largest affiliates, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and three of the abortion provider’s business partners for potential prosecution.
  • Grassley: We're not delaying Sessions hearing

    12/13/2016 4:13:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2016 | Jordai Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on Tuesday evening that he will not delay Sen. Jeff Sessions's attorney general confirmation hearing amid a Democrat push for more information. "Any suggestion that a nominee’s good faith efforts to locate and produce responsive material is cause for delay begins to look like a call for delay for delay’s sake, rather than a thorough review of a colleague’s character and qualifications," Grassley said. The Judiciary Committee chairman added that "I look forward to hearing from Senator Sessions on Jan. 10." His pushback comes after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Grassley on...
  • Justice Department official tipped off Clinton campaign about email probe

    11/02/2016 6:29:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A top Justice Department official leaked information to the Clinton campaign about the legal case concerning Hillary Clinton’s secret email server, according to a new email released Wednesday by WikiLeaks that could further taint the administration’s claims of impartiality. Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik sent a heads-up to Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta in May 2015 letting him know the government was going to try to delay posting Mrs. Clinton’s secret emails until 2016. In the message, sent from his private account rather than his government-issued account, he also warned of a looming House hearing where he expected a Justice...
  • ICANN, a Pack of Liars [Internet Giveaway vanity]

    09/16/2016 5:30:57 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 14 replies
    source: Paul Rosenzweig, a cyber-war insider | September 16, 2016 | aw!m
    Wednesdays's senate hearing regarding the Internet Giveaway revealed that ICANN has been not merely dishonest but truth is alien to them. Senator Grassley found no solid reason to believe that our .gov and .mil websites will be left alone. [Which means no website is safe]. That lack of assurance concerns him. According to Paul Rosenzweig [a cyber-war insider and former Homeland Administrator who wrote extensively about freedom-of-speech concerns] the only thing protecting the .mil and .gov websites is empty assurances in letters that have no legal value whatsoever. To put it bluntly: The senator and Rosenzweig both smell a rat....
  • Trump Leads in Iowa as Grassley Gains in Popularity (Trump 44%, Clinton 39%)

    09/02/2016 12:47:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    Emerson College ^ | September, 2, 2016 | Media Contact: Prof. Spencer Kimball
    In Iowa, a new poll finds Trump leading 44% to 39% with Johnson at 8% and Stein at 1%. Eight percent (8%) were undecided. In the US Senate race, Senator Chuck Grassley leads Patty Judge 51% to 40% with 6% undecided. This poll of 600 likely voters was conducted from August 31 - September 1. ... Iowa Iowa voters do not appear happy with either Presidential candidate. Trump holds a 37% favorable opinion and a 58% unfavorable while Clinton is even further behind with a 35% favorable and 62% unfavorable. In the Senate race the voters have a positive opinion...
  • GOP senator calls on FBI to loosen hold on Clinton documents

    08/31/2016 3:07:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 31, 2016 6:05 PM EDT | Michael Biesecker
    The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the FBI on Wednesday to correct what he called its “mistake” of restricting access to unclassified files from its closed investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, urged FBI Director James Comey to send his committee any unclassified records involving the investigation into the Democratic presidential nominee. Grassley set a deadline of Friday. Responding to requests from GOP House members, the FBI on Aug. 16 delivered two large binders containing both classified and unclassified documents to a secure room on Capitol...
  • Republicans blast FBI for format of Clinton email documents

    08/18/2016 1:13:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 08/18/16 20:05 | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Republican lawmakers are expressing annoyance that, although the FBI has passed Congress the documents detailing the investigation into the Clinton email scandal, the documents are not actually readable due to the format in which they were handed over. According to Fox News, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Republican Chuck Grassley, claimed that documents handed over by the FBI are largely unreadable because they published classified material together with unclassified material, so only a select few have the clearance to read the evidence. …
  • FBI 'improperly' restricting access to Clinton probe files, senator says

    08/18/2016 8:51:26 AM PDT · by plain talk · 25 replies
    Fox News online ^ | August 18, 2016
    Congress may have the FBI’s documents on the Hillary Clinton email investigation – but Republicans are complaining that the way the files were handed over means only a few lawmakers can actually see them. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, says the bureau has “improperly” limited access to the files, by mixing in classified information with the rest of the material. The result: a cache of documents that only some can see in their entirety.
  • FBI May "Leak" Clinton Email Probe If DOJ Blocking Continues

    04/23/2016 1:30:53 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 82 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 23 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    The feud between the FBI and the Department of Justice over whether or not to proceed with charges against Hillary Clinton in the ongoing email investigation just took an unexpected turn. Recall that one month ago, we found out that on one hand, the FBI is seemingly hell-bent on chasing down every possibly angle involving Hillary's email abuse, when we reported that one hundred forty-seven FBI agents have been deployed to chase down clues and leads and that the FBI has accelerated the investigation because officials want to avoid the possibility of announcing any action too close to the election....
  • Grassley fires back at Reid's 'juvenile' criticism

    04/21/2016 6:59:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) fired back Thursay at Minority LeaderHarry Reid for criticizing his probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "I want to ... respond to Sen. Reid's juvenile attacks on my Judiciary Committee's investigations and to Sen. Reid's frequent crying about my previous State Department holds," said Grassley, who chairs the Judiciary Committee. The Iowa Republican's comments come after Reid said this week that Grassley's committee "continues to waste millions of dollars" on opposition research against Clinton. Grassley, however, said Reid's comments "ring hollow" and are "nonsense." "Let me empahsize, the Judiciary Committee cannot ignore these important...
  • When a Senator (Grassley) Passes Judgment on a Chief Justice

    04/18/2016 9:32:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 18, 2016 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The other day, Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, decided to lecture Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Senate Republicans, Mr. Grassley said, were not to blame for the partisan deadlock over President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. The real culprits? The chief justice and his colleagues. Mr. Grassley’s tongue-lashing, delivered on the Senate floor, was in response to an analysis in this column last month of the chief justice’s stance as Senate Republicans refuse to consider the nomination. Chief Justice Roberts has said, for instance, that partisan confirmation hearings feed a...