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  • DOJ Response to Goodlatte Letter: FISAs and the Clinton Foundation (!)

    06/24/2018 7:57:38 AM PDT · by LS · 57 replies
    DOJ Office of Congressional Affairs ^ | June 22, 2018 | Jill Tyson
    Regarding a request (#9) by Goodlatte/Gowdy on all emails related to "all coverage on the Clinton Foundation or persons associated or in communication with the Clinton Foundation," the FBI is replying with a classified letter. This is also related to request #8 and the two are intertwined, so materials are put in a classified briefing room. After the committee reads those materials, it is asked to then specify further what other docs they want.
  • Incitement is a crime

    06/24/2018 5:36:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Whoever, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against property or against the person of another in violation of the laws of the United States, and under circumstances strongly corroborative of that intent, solicits, commands, induces, or otherwise endeavors to persuade such other person to engage in such conduct, shall be imprisoned not more than one-half the maximum term of imprisonment or (notwithstanding section 3571) fined not more than one-half of the maximum fine prescribed for the punishment of the crime...
  • Myths and Madness: The No-See-Ums of Spygate, Russiagate, and Watergate, Part 1

    06/23/2018 3:52:06 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 12 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 19 June 2018 | Ashton Gray
    If I asked you to bring me a single feathered egg of a unicorn, and I offered to buy it at any price you name, you couldn’t do it. You also likely would consider me mad—and with reason. If I asked you to bring me a single page of written notes from the illegal wiretapping of Watergate telephone conversations, and I offered to buy it at any price you name, you couldn’t do that, either. That’s because the wiretapping notes, or “logs,” that you were told about—over and over and over and over, by CIA mouthpieces at The Washington Post,...
  • Trump Takes Away Congress’ Annual Ribeye ‘Picnic’, Sends Steaks To…

    06/22/2018 4:47:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 117 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | June 22,2018 | Andrew West
    Now, however, another piece of the humanist in President Trump is showing through, as a debate over Congress’ ineffectual work on immigration rages. You see, today was supposed to be the annual congressional “picnic”, which is literally just a 5-star meal served in a tent to these Washington fat cats. That’s right: cancelled. When asked why, the President gave a very blue collar answer. As the immigration debacle looms large over the halls of Congress, President Donald Trump decided to scrap the lawmakers’ annual congressional picnic at the White House because it just didn’t feel “right.” “I was just walking...
  • Oops, Trump almost had a $125 billion border wall

    06/21/2018 12:49:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 21, 2018 | Lauren Fox
    House Republicans had to scramble late Wednesday night to fix a drafting error in a conservative immigration bill that would have accidentally given President Donald Trump $125 billion for border security, including his wall instead of the $25 billion intended. The error, which happens occasionally during legislative drafting accidentally allocated $25 billion per year for five years rather than allocating the $25 billion over a five-year period. The error, first reported by Politico, was just one of the last-minute hiccups that's unfolded around the House's immigration votes, which will occur later today and aren't likely to pass. House Freedom Caucus...
  • Schumer Cries In Panic After Trump’s Order To ‘Keep Illegal Families Together’ Backfires On Dems

    06/21/2018 8:04:35 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Red Right Videos ^ | 6/21/18 | Tori McNabb
    This NY Times excerpt provided more insight on Schumer’s critical moment against Trump: “In an hourlong meeting on Capitol Hill with House Republicans, Mr. Trump declined to explicitly back either one, saying he would sign both bills. Republican leaders are trying to rally support for the compromise bill. “The president was very firm in explaining why it’s so important that he gets this bill to his desk so that we can solve some problems and secure our border,” said Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the Republican whip. He added, “We want to secure our border; we want to reunite kids....
  • Mark Meadows unloads on Paul Ryan in heated floor exchange

    06/20/2018 5:50:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    MSN/CNN ^ | 6-20-2018 | Ashley Killough and Phil Mattingly
    On the eve of two major immigration votes, weeks of hard-fought negotiations took a turn with a heated blowup on the House floor between two lead negotiators. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, a conservative Republican from North Carolina, erupted at House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin over their agreement involving two major immigration bills, saying several times, "I'm done," while pointing in an animated fashion at the top House Republican and raising his voice as their colleagues watched. The explosion drew widespread attention from inside the chamber and out -- and surfaced once again the long-simmering tension between House...
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray Has Made It Clear He Will Not Share Docs With Congress

    06/19/2018 10:55:06 AM PDT · by detective · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/19/2018 | Nick Givas
    Shortened title. Full title: Judge Napolitano Says FBI Director Christopher Wray Has Made It Clear He Will Not Share Docs With Congress Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said he was disturbed by FBI Director Christopher Wray’s refusal to cooperate with Congress in their mission to obtain certain documents. “What I saw yesterday that startled me the most, it wasn’t the Democrats getting their narrative out of this, that this has nothing to do with Russia or the Republicans getting their narrative out of this. That the investigation of Hillary was so wide of a mark, we’ve never...
  • Congress: Deny Peter Strzok a Second Bite of the Apple

    06/19/2018 9:46:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/19/18 | Judi McLeod
    A second bite at the apple? The American masses are still gagging on the first one Poor, Poor Pierre. Peter Strzok, that is. A horse long out of the barn who now wants to clear his name—and get a few things off his chest. How about climbing off the chest of the citizenry at large?
  • House Democrats look to hire Parkland students to work on gun violence issues

    06/18/2018 10:02:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Alex Moe
    Lawmakers would bring students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to Capitol Hill for the summer. Student survivors of gun violence descended on Washington en masse earlier this year during the massive March for Our Lives on March 24. Now some lawmakers would like to bring them back for an entire summer. House Democrats are inviting students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — who survived a mass school shooting in February — to come intern in their offices, working on gun violence prevention....
  • Congress’ Threats Lack Teeth And DOJ Knows It

    06/17/2018 8:12:01 AM PDT · by bitt · 66 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 6/16/2018 | Larry Schweikart
    In the war over documents between the House and Senate committees investigating the FBI and other intelligence abuses and the FBI/Department of Justice, you might wonder why Congress keeps whining. After all, they say “We asked for these documents a year ago and still don’t have them!” “Why weren’t these sections included in what we requested?” And so on. You have probably heard that Congress has “oversight” powers over these executive departments and agencies. In a sense that’s true, although there was no Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1789. Indeed, there is no Department of Justice mentioned in the Constitution...
  • Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separations

    06/17/2018 8:14:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 99 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 17, 2018 | Peter Baker
    Leading figures of both parties pressured President Trump on Sunday to halt his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, as the issue further polarized the already divisive immigration debate in Washington. Republican lawmakers, the former first lady Laura Bush and a onetime adviser to Mr. Trump joined Democrats, including former President Bill Clinton, in condemning the family separations that have removed nearly 2,000 children from their parents in just six weeks. The administration pushed back, arguing that it was just enforcing the law — a false assertion that President Trump has made repeatedly.
  • NeverTrumper/Ex-CIA Chief Mike Hayden: Trumps Border Policy Like A Nazi Slave-Labor Camp

    06/17/2018 3:39:29 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2018 | Neil Munro
    The U.S. government’s policy detaining migrant parents while sheltering their children elsewhere is reminiscent of Adolf Hitler’s slave-labor camps, according to a Tweet from former intelligence chief and NeverTrump activist Gen. Michael Hayden. Hayden, who ran the National Security Agency from 1999 to 2005, and was CIA director from 2006 to 2009, Tweeted an image of the entrance to the Birkenau slave-labor camp, with the comment “other governments have separated mothers and children.”
  • Lou Dobbs: If Paul Ryan ‘Deceives’ Trump into DACA Amnesty, GOP Will Lose House Majority

    06/17/2018 10:44:02 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs says if President Trump is “deceived” by the Republican establishment and House Speaker Paul Ryan into supporting an amnesty for illegal aliens, it will “most certainly” cost the GOP their majority in the House. During a segment of Lou Dobbs Tonight, Dobbs blasted a plan by Ryan and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) which would grant amnesty to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens who have been shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. According to the White House, Trump now supports the amnesty deal, though the president...
  • Nunes: If DOJ Does Not Turn Over Documents by Monday They Will Have ‘Hell to Pay’ by Wednesday

    06/17/2018 10:34:52 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures on Father’s Day. Rep. Nunes told Maria the Department of Justice leadership has until Monday to turn over the subpoenaed documents or they will have “hell to pay.” Rep. Devin Nunes: The deadline is this week. So if documents begin to be turned over tomorrow and a clear way and path forward for everything else is not clear here in the next couple of days there’s going to be hell to pay by Wednesday morning… All of the members of the House...
  • Immediately scrap F-35 sale to Turkey, congresspeople urge Mattis

    06/15/2018 1:21:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Ahval (Events) News ^ | Jun 15 2018 | Michael Mackenzie
    It would be “inconceivable” for the United States to go through with a deal supplying advanced F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, 44 members of the House of Representatives have warned in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Turkey, a NATO ally of the United States and a low level partner in the jet’s production, is set to receive the first of 100 of the jets on order at a rollout ceremony in the United States scheduled for Jun. 21. However, the deal has met with intense resistance from congress, both houses of which have produced bipartisan motions...
  • President Trump: I won’t sign the moderate immigration bill [Video]

    06/15/2018 12:47:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 15, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Next week, the House of Representatives will consider two immigration bills, a bill sponsored by Rep. Goodlatte, R-Va., that conservatives are supporting and a more moderate bill with a special pathway to U.S. citizenship for DACA recipients. In an interview on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning, President Donald Trump announced that he will not sign a moderate immigration bill. @realDonaldTrump: "I need a bill that gives this country tremendous boarder security... we have to have the wall, if we don't have the wall there is no bill" Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus have pressured House leadership for months to...
  • Exclusive: Republican Members Considering Forcibly Removing Paul Ryan From Speakership

    06/15/2018 11:48:07 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 15, 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told Breitbart News Tonight earlier this week that House Republicans are considering forcibly removing House Speaker Paul Ryan from the speakership via a “motion to vacate the chair” over Ryan’s efforts to undermine President Donald Trump’s agenda. ~~ Ryan claimed, falsely, to House Republican members recently in a conference meeting that the president did support the Ryan amnesty bill–something the president confirmed on Fox and Friends on Friday morning was not true. The president opposes the bill and Ryan’s continued claims that Trump did back the bill are now proven to be false.
  • Congress and POTUS Will Be Briefed on IG Report Noon Tomorrow, Public Release 3:00pm…

    06/13/2018 10:31:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 131 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 6/13/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Following the traditional process for releasing high-profile reports the Department of Justice – Office of Inspector General (DOJ-OIG) report will be released tomorrow with a briefing to congress and the president happening around Noon, and a public release at 3:00pm. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will brief the President while senior officials from the DOJ will brief congress and their staff. The 500-page report will cover the DOJ and FBI conduct surrounding the Clinton classified email investigation, and was originally commissioned during the Obama administration to review whether the FBI and DOJ politicized the Clinton investigation and subsequent outcome.
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz: We Need to Impeach Rod Rosenstein! (Video)

    06/13/2018 9:12:30 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 13, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title Should Read: Rep. Matt Gaetz: We Need to Impeach Rod Rosenstein! If We Don’t Defend Our Institution Then What Good Is Congress? GOP Representatives Ron DeSantis, Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz joined joined Sean Hannity on Wednesday night to discuss the shocking development that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened Congressional staffers. Earlier on the show Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Sean that Rod Rosenstein threatened three staffers in his presence and he suspects several more were threatened.