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Ted Cruz grills FBI director, shuts up rude Democrat chairman in spirited hearing
Biz-Pac Review ^ | May 21, 2014 | Tom Tillison

Posted on 05/24/2014 1:19:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

FBI Director James Comey was back before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and had few answers to offer a passionate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, about the ongoing IRS investigation.

Cruz began his line of questioning with a focus on what he called the “persistent stonewalling from the administration on this matter.”

“It has been 372 days, just over a year, since President Obama and Attorney General Holder both publicly stated that they were outraged at the IRS‘ improper targeting of conservative groups and individuals,” he said. “And yet, despite the passage of time, very little has happened.”

But he seemed to encounter even more stonewalling from the FBI director, who repeatedly said he could not talk about certain matters because of the pending investigation.

At one point, Cruz had a spirited exchange with the chairman of the committee, U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-V.T.

Cruz was in the process of berating Comey for yet another non-answer when Leahy stepped in, almost as if it were his sole responsibility to protect the new director, to say he had answered the question “appropriately.”

The interjection resulted in Cruz firing back at the chairman.

“I would note for the record that when I introduced an amendment before this committee to make it a criminal offense to willfully target American citizens based on their political views, the chairman and every Democratic member of this committee voted against it,” Cruz replied. “I understand that there’s not an interest among some members of this body in learning what happened.”

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government
KEYWORDS: internalrevenue; obama; teaparty; tedcruz

1 posted on 05/24/2014 1:19:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So far, Ted Cruz is not like John McCain, allowing the stonewalling. Ted will publicly call them out on the cover up.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 1:45:30 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I would note for the record that when I introduced an amendment before this committee to make it a criminal offense to willfully target American citizens based on their political views, the chairman and every Democratic member of this committee voted against it,”

I was under the impression that this was already illegal.

3 posted on 05/24/2014 2:44:44 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He did break through the ice on this one. FBI Director has an extreme advantage with, “I cannot say - it is an active investigation.”

CRUZ: Can you say to date if anyone has been indicted?

DIRECTOR: Yes - because that is Public Record. NO ONE HAS BEEN INDICTED!

NO ONE - ZIPPO - NADA - Not one indictment! Not a smidgen of evidence of a crime...


4 posted on 05/24/2014 2:44:47 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

wow! Cruz owned them. Too bad his dynamic grilling will be ignored by the Corrupt Liberal Media and 95 percent of the voters will never see it.

Nixon had to resign to avoid impeachment because of his alleged improper use of the federal government to go after his political enemies. But Watergate was a scandal only because the CLM hated him and hammered him 24/7. If Nixon was a Democrat, Watergate would have been, at most, a one day story in the back pages of the Washington Post.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 3:04:28 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Ted Cruz is not at the head of the Rep ticket in 2016, then our country will for sure go further to hell.

Howz’ ‘bout Ted Cruz and Col. West in 2016, and then let’s see who gets thrown at us by the Dummycrats.


6 posted on 05/24/2014 4:33:03 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

Howz’ ‘bout Ted Cruz and Col. West in 2016, and then let’s see who gets thrown at us by the Dummycrats.
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So far, I’m fine with Cruz because he is the real deal.

The position of VP is normally a nothing burger (Joe Biden?) . Allen West’s strengths and talents can be much better applied as SecDef, where he would clean house! ....JMO


7 posted on 05/24/2014 5:11:27 AM PDT by octex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I would note for the record that when I introduced an amendment before this committee to make it a criminal offense to willfully target American citizens based on their political views,”

So it’s ‘legal’ for the government to target Americans based on their political views huh? Ok.


8 posted on 05/24/2014 5:28:50 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Comey is corrupt.

He prosecuted martha stewart over nothing and sent her to prison for publicity reasons wheen he was the United States Attorney in New York.

He’s clearly kow towing to Holder and slow rolling the IRS investigation.

He pretends to be squeaky clean but in reality he’s stonewalling.


9 posted on 05/24/2014 5:37:33 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: octex

“Allen West’s strengths and talents can be much better applied as Sec Def, where he would clean house!”

I agree with you here. My dream ticket would put Dr. Ben Carson in charge of cleaning up the VA mess. As for VP, Geo. Bush, Sr. (I think), said all you need is a clean suit, because you attend so many funerals. That’s a little simplistic, but basically the VP is an ambassador and representative of the president and the US. IMO Sarah Palin would be a good VP. She would represent the US honorably and with dignity and could give Pres. Cruz good advice.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 6:12:15 AM PDT by Humal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Traitorleahy and Traitorcomey are a disgrace to the United States of America.


11 posted on 05/24/2014 6:41:29 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: laweeks
"Howz’ ‘bout Ted Cruz and Col. West in 2016, and then let’s see who gets thrown at us by the Dummycrats."

That's my personal choice for 2016, too. What a conservative dream team.

12 posted on 05/24/2014 7:26:46 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: lee martell

Ted Cruz is jousting with Windmills but doing an admirable job of it. The Dems on that committee will make sure nothing comes of it.


13 posted on 05/24/2014 7:37:22 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: octex
The position of VP is normally a nothing burger (Joe Biden?) . Allen West’s strengths and talents can be much better applied as SecDef, where he would clean house! ....JMO

I would like Allen West as vice president with the understanding that the Secretary of Defense would report directly to the Vice President. Allen West is a patriot of the first order.

14 posted on 05/24/2014 7:39:00 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; tpmintx; TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig; Caipirabob; Clump; ColdOne; Monterrosa-24; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
15 posted on 05/24/2014 10:36:39 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep on making us proud, Ted, keep on making us proud

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BTW, Doormat Republicans Boehner and Cantor, what Ted just did is what y’all never, EVER do!

Tick-tock - - - - .


16 posted on 05/24/2014 8:51:40 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Hillary doesn’t run, it’s because she knows Cruz will destroy her in the debates, and in the political ads. He will cut her no slack.


17 posted on 05/24/2014 9:03:37 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: cpdiii
I would like Allen West as vice president with the understanding that the Secretary of Defense would report directly to the Vice President.

Unconstitutional though it may be...

18 posted on 05/24/2014 9:06:07 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: laweeks

Gowdey/Cruz is the ticket... God willing.


19 posted on 05/24/2014 9:09:32 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: SeaHawkFan

The North American debate champion (individual & team) would whip Hillary? LOL


20 posted on 05/24/2014 9:13:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

We haven’t had a mere House member elected to the White House since the four-way election of 1860 that I’m aware of. There’s probably a reason for that. Flag officers, governors and senators are much more likely.


21 posted on 05/24/2014 9:16:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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