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  • Senators demand details of 2015 meetings between Russian spy and US financial officials

    02/15/2019 11:37:02 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 15 Feb 2019 | Colin Wilhelm
    A Republican and a Democratic senator have called on the Federal Reserve and the publisher of a foreign policy magazine to provide more details on 2015 meetings involving senior U.S. financial officials, a Russian central bank official, and Russian spy Maria Butina. Now, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley R-Iowa, and the top Democrat on that panel, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., want more information. The meetings involved Butina, now-former Russian Central Bank Deputy Governor Alexander Torshin, former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, and former Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets. They were reportedly arranged by the Center for...
  • Sen Grassley: Pray the President has the wisdom to sign the bill

    02/14/2019 10:25:08 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 85 replies
    CSPAN via twitter ^ | 02/14/2019 | CSPAN
    https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1096067220638261248 Following the invocation this morning, Senator Grassley said into the microphone: "Let's all pray that the president will have wisdom to sign the bill so government doesn't shut down."
  • Chuck Grassley says he expects Mueller report 'within a month'

    02/05/2019 10:25:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5, 2019 | by Caitlin Yilek
    Sen. Chuck Grassley said expects special counsel Robert Mueller will release a report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election “within a month.” "Within a month, if we see it," the Iowa Republican said while speaking to radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday.
  • Rod Rosenstein WILL NOT ALLOW Gen. Flynn Interrogator Joe Pientka To Testify — Despite His Reported

    12/14/2018 11:01:45 PM PST · by bitt · 102 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/14/2018 | Jim Hoft
    As TGP previously reported in February, according to Mike Cernovich, McCabe altered far left FBI investigator Peter Strzok’s 302 notes on his interview with General Michael Flynn. And then McCabe destroyed the evidence. In early May Senator Grassley demanded the FBI and DOJ produce the transcript of Flynn’s intercepted calls with Russian Ambassador Kislyak and the 302’s by May 25th. The DOJ and FBI ignored him. Grassley then concluded his letter by reiterating his request to schedule an interview with the second special agent who was present at Flynn’s interrogation, Joe Pientka, after push back from the DOJ.
  • FBI misses deadline to provide docs to Judiciary Committee probing whistleblower raid

    12/14/2018 7:26:31 AM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/13/2018 | Gregg Re
    The Justice Department and FBI have missed a Wednesday deadline to provide information about the government's mysterious raid on a former FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower's home last month. Sixteen FBI agents on Nov. 19 raided the home of Dennis Nathan Cain, who reportedly gave the Justice Department's Inspector General (IG) documents related to the Uranium One controversy and potential wrongdoing by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The documents in question allegedly showed that federal officials failed to investigate possible criminal activity related to Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and Rosatom, a Russian nuclear company. Its subsidiary purchased Canadian mining company Uranium One...
  • Obama’s CIA Secretly Intercepted Congressional Communications About Whistleblowers

    11/02/2018 10:23:19 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Fortis Connect ^ | 11-3-2018 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The intercepts occurred under CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The new disclosures are contained in two letters of “Congressional notification” originally written to key members of Congress in March 2014, but kept secret until now. In the letters, then-Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough tells four key members of Congress that during “routing counterintelligence monitoring of Government computer systems,” the CIA collected emails between Congressional staff and the CIA’s head of whistleblowing and source protection. McCullough states that he’s concerned “about the potential compromise to whistleblower confidentiality and the consequent ‘chilling effect’ that the...
  • Chuck Grassley backing Trump in 2020, won't support any primary challengers

    12/05/2018 2:25:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2018 | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Sen. Chuck Grassley says he will not support any Republican challenger to President Donald Trump in the primary ahead of the 2020 election. Grassley said Wednesday he will be supporting Trump.
  • Grassley Demands Answers From Wray Over Raid Of Whistleblower On Clinton Foundation

    12/04/2018 10:30:18 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/04/2018 | Richard Pollock
    The Iowa Republican sent a separate letter to Horowitz on Nov. 30 seeking Cain’s documents and citing TheDCNF’s reporting. .... Grassley in his letter, which also cites TheDCNF’s reporting, asked Wray if “the FBI consider[s] Mr. Cain’s disclosures to be protected.” The whistleblower act protects federal employees who disclose classified documents to the proper authorities, which includes the IG. Grassley further asked Wray if the FBI was “aware at the time of the raid that Mr. Cain had made what appeared to be lawful disclosures to the Inspector General? If so, was the FBI aware that these disclosures were passed...
  • Chuck Grassley to Chief Justice John Roberts: You Rebuked Trump — but Sat Silent Through Obama’s Abu

    11/22/2018 9:03:02 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts offered rare public criticism of the President of the United States on Wednesday when he pushed back against President Trump’s claim Tuesday that an “Obama judge” had blocked his effort to deny asylum to those entering the country illegally. But as outgoing Senate Judiciary Committee chair Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) later noted, Roberts was silent when President Barack Obama attacked the Court during the State of the Union address in 2010: Chief Justice Roberts rebuked Trump for a comment he made abt judge’s decision on asylum I don’t recall the Chief attacking Obama...
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley has some thoughts about Trump's attacks on federal judges

    11/21/2018 8:22:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 21 Nov 2018 | David Choi
    Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said he had reservations about Chief Justice John Roberts' response to President Donald Trump's controversial characterization of a federal judge and the 9th District court, and suggested it was a hypocritical move based on Roberts' previous interactions with Trump's predecessor. "Chief Justice Roberts rebuked Trump for a comment he made [about a] judge's decision on asylum," Grassley said in a tweet on Wednesday. "I don't recall the Chief attacking Obama when that Prez rebuked Alito during a State of the Union." Grassley, the Judiciary Committee Chairman, appeared to be referencing a State of the...
  • Graham set to take over Judiciary

    11/16/2018 11:10:30 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/2018 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is poised to become the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Friday that he would step down to take over the chairmanship of the Finance Committee. The shuffle would put Graham, a close ally of President Trump who made headlines this fall with a forceful denunciation of Democrats during Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, in charge of the panel handling judicial nominations. ADVERTISEMENT Graham is up for reelection in 2020. He praised Grassley’s leadership of the committee in a Tweet Friday. “I very much appreciate Senate @ChuckGrassley’s leadership of...
  • Grassley rejects calls to probe Sessions ouster at DOJ

    11/15/2018 9:21:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2018 | Alex Swoyer, Stephen Dinan
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley brushed aside demands to hold a hearing on the ouster of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the designation of Matthew Whitaker as his acting replacement, saying Thursday that the law appears to have been followed. Mr. Grassley also said it was “ironic” that Democrats are now intent on defending Mr. Sessions, who they excoriated for the nearly two years he was in office. The Iowa Republican said he’s confident President Trump followed the Vacancies Reform Act in naming Mr. Whitaker, who was not in a Senate-confirmed position but who, according to the...
  • Judiciary Committee continues processing Trump's judicial picks after midterms

    11/13/2018 10:35:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Senators returned to Washington Tuesday and immediately picked up where they left off — processing President Trump’s judicial nominees, over the objections of Democrats. The Judiciary Committee held a hearing for Paul B. Matey, nominated to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and for four district court picks. Mr. Matey’s nomination is particularly controversial because it marks another round in the fight over Senate traditions and courtesies and their abuse in the era of Mr. Trump. Mr. Matey is slated to fill a seat on the appeals court that’s traditionally ascribed to New Jersey. But that state’s senators, both...
  • Grassley to make chairmanship decision after meeting with colleagues next week

    11/08/2018 5:31:43 PM PST · by bitt · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/7/2018 | Naomi Jagota
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) plans to make a decision about which committee chairmanship he wants to hold next year after discussing the matter with his Senate colleagues next week, a spokesman for the senator said Wednesday. Grassley is currently the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. But with the retirement of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the Finance Committee chairmanship is open and Grassley has seniority on the panel. "Regarding Sen. Grassley’s chairmanship next Congress, Sen. Grassley will consult with his colleagues when the Senate returns next week and will then announce his decision," Grassley spokesman Michael Zona said. The Finance...
  • 7 Top Takeaways From Grassley’s Report On Brett Kavanaugh’s Accusers

    11/07/2018 11:20:15 AM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 5, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    On Saturday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley released a 400-page report detailing the Senate’s investigation of the numerous charges leveled against Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the eleventh hour of his confirmation process. While it repeated many previously known facts, the report included several new tidbits that further expose the fraudulent nature of the claims of sexual misconduct. Here are the top seven takeaways.
  • Kavanaugh report's biggest bombshells: Grassley probe reveals details behind mistaken identity...

    11/05/2018 1:10:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 5, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    Full title: Kavanaugh report's biggest bombshells: Grassley probe reveals details behind mistaken identity claims, more Weeks after Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation -- and the sexual assault allegations against him -- captured the country's attention, the Senate Judiciary Committee has released a massive report on those accusations that's largely flown under the radar in the run-up to the midterms. But the 414-page document, authored by the Republican majority and released over the weekend, contains a number of key revelations. Among them: the report summarizes a statement from a man who believes he may have been involved in an encounter with Christine...
  • Trump on false Kavanaugh accusation: 'How about the other ones?'

    11/04/2018 3:22:40 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/18 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Sunday appeared to suggest additional women who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct were lying after one woman admitted she fabricated a claim against the judge. "A woman who accused then-Judge Kavanaugh of horrible, horrible crimes admitted that actually she never met Judge Kavanaugh, or Brett Kavanaugh or Kavanaugh period. Never met him, never saw him and the act never happened, and it was a lie," Trump told supporters during a campaign rally in Georgia. The crowd burst into chants of "lock her up" as Trump stepped away from the podium and clapped. Though...
  • Newt Gingrich: My midterm predictions – Trump Revolution is safe even if Dems take the House

    11/01/2018 2:59:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 1, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    There is one clear certainty about Tuesday’s midterm elections. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York will not become the Senate majority leader. I have looked at every Senate race this year, and I do not see any way the Democrats can win majority control of the chamber when voters cast ballots just a few days from now. The supposed blue wave broke before making it to shore. This is a much bigger breakthrough in national government than you might have expected. If the Democrats acquire a majority in the Senate they could block every person President Trump nominates for...
  • Grassley, Ryan: You Cannot End Birthright Citizenship by Executive Order

    10/30/2018 2:05:00 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 86 replies
    National Review ^ | October 30, 2018 | Mairead McArdle
    Senator Chuck Grassley and House Speaker Paul Ryan objected Tuesday to President Trump’s suggestion that he could end birthright citizenship by executive order. “I am not a lawyer but it seems to me it would take a constitutional amendment to change that as opposed to an executive order,” Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee told Iowa’s CBS2. Most legal scholars believe the 14th Amendment to the Constitution provides citizenship to all children born on U.S. soil, regardless of their parents’ legal status. The Amendment states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the...
  • Grassley again refers Avenatti to DOJ for criminal investigation

    10/26/2018 7:17:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Friday that he is issuing a second criminal referral regarding lawyer Michael Avenatti. Grassley announced the move a day after referring Avenatti and his client, Julie Swetnick, to the Justice Department for a potential criminal investigation into whether they made false statements to Congress about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The GOP chairman indicated that the second referral was precipitated by an NBC News report on Thursday, which contended that Swetnick denied making key allegations, saying that Avenatti “twisted [her] words.” Avenatti responded in a statement to The Hill, calling Grassley's referral...