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MISSING CONGRESSMAN STEVE STOCKMAN SAYS HE TRAVELED TO RUSSIA
Breitbart-Big Government ^ | 1-26-2014 | BRANDON DARBY & JONATHAN STRONG

Posted on 01/26/2014 12:37:42 PM PST by smoothsailing

January 26, 2014

MISSING CONGRESSMAN STEVE STOCKMAN SAYS HE TRAVELED TO RUSSIA

by BRANDON DARBY & JONATHAN STRONG

AUSTIN, Texas—Missing Texas Congressman Steve Stockman told an associate he was headed to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin, according to an electronic communication reviewed by Breitbart News, and now says he is in London.

The new information offers tantalizing clues both to Stockman's whereabouts and purpose as speculation continues to build about his unusual absence in the weeks since launching a quixotic primary challenge to Senator John Cornyn.

Stockman broke his silence on the matter in a text message sent to Breitbart News at 3:26am central time.

“I am on a bipartisan codel. I'm on foreign affairs. Part of my work,” Stockman said, adding that he doesn't know why a Houston Chronicle reporter said “I'm missing” because “we met with the press every day.”

Stockman also said "I am in a meeting now - London."....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: stevestockman; stockman
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1 posted on 01/26/2014 12:37:42 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Interesting.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 12:38:56 PM PST by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation sucks.)
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To: smoothsailing

If neither our intelligence agencies nor Obama’s State Department will give Congress the truth about Benghazi and other goings-on in the Middle East, perhaps it has become necessary to get the truth from Putin and Russian intelligence.


3 posted on 01/26/2014 12:41:50 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: smoothsailing

I really hope the Tea Party has the good sense not to back this guy. He’s got flake written all over him.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 12:42:09 PM PST by kildak
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To: smoothsailing

Except we don’t know who was typing the text. It could have been Stockman, me, you or anyone else in the world.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 12:46:02 PM PST by bgill
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To: kildak

Stockman is VERY Conservative. I absolutely do not care how flaky he is — he’s what we need.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 12:46:09 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: kildak

Absolutely correct!


7 posted on 01/26/2014 12:46:14 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: bgill

Do you suppose Breitbart verified the message before publishing it?


8 posted on 01/26/2014 12:50:10 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

O will have him in cuffs upon landing back in the US.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 12:52:54 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I absolutely do not care how flaky he is — he’s what we need.

That's quite a statement.

I wonder if Obama voters thought to themselves "I don't care what a narcissistic jackwagon turd-world Dictator Obama is, he's what we need."

10 posted on 01/26/2014 12:53:42 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: OwenKellogg

very


11 posted on 01/26/2014 12:58:17 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: smoothsailing

It is very odd.

I’ve grown so skeptical of politicians my trust factor is at minus zero. So if there were daily news meetings...are there records indicating that?

Last time there was a pol “missing”...he said he was trekking in the Appalachians. Appalacia, Argentina.

I was hoping that Stockman could give Cornyn a run for the money.


12 posted on 01/26/2014 1:00:08 PM PST by berdie
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To: berdie
adding that he doesn't know why a Houston Chronicle reporter said “I'm missing” because “we met with the press every day.”

So it's Stockman's fault?
13 posted on 01/26/2014 1:04:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: smoothsailing
Pooty Poot Pushing Politicos.

I like that...

5.56mm

14 posted on 01/26/2014 1:04:23 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: ClearCase_guy

Lots of concern trolls popping up in the run up to the election. Just like last time.

And along with them come others to agree.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 1:05:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: smoothsailing

Uh huh.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 1:06:29 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: berdie
I was hoping that Stockman could give Cornyn a run for the money.

It's not looking too good as this point. He desperately needs to raise money if he wants to be a serious challenger.

Stockman's problems go beyond visibility. He has reported having only about $32,000 in cash on-hand and $163,000 in debts, while Cornyn's campaign fund is nearly $7 million.

The anti-tax Club for Growth has shunned him -- after spending around $5.5 million to help Cruz upset mainstream Republican contender David Dewhurst in the state's 2012 U.S. Senate GOP primary.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/23/senate-candidate-stockman-virtually-out-sight/

17 posted on 01/26/2014 1:07:24 PM PST by smoothsailing
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Lots of concern trolls popping up in the run up to the election. Just like last time.

And along with them come others to agree.

.

18 posted on 01/26/2014 1:10:01 PM PST by LucyT ( If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: kildak

My first thought upon reading....


19 posted on 01/26/2014 1:10:08 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: smoothsailing

What a weirdo.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 1:13:44 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: cripplecreek

If the Houston Chronicle suppressed the ifo..of course it’s not Stockman’s fault.

My question is if there are records of these press conferences. If there are...then the HC is at fault.

Like I said...I’m a huge skeptic of pols. :) And newspapers for that matter.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 1:16:10 PM PST by berdie
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To: ClearCase_guy

What? I want conservatives that are NOT flaky.


22 posted on 01/26/2014 1:16:26 PM PST by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: smoothsailing

I didn’t realize that his war chest was that poor.

The primaries are in March...not good.


23 posted on 01/26/2014 1:18:29 PM PST by berdie
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To: cripplecreek
I must be a sleeper concern troll.

Politician's stories of secret getaway missions for the good of the country usually turn out to be somewhere between lies and delusions.

He was meeting with Putin on a "bipartisan codel"? WTF is a codel? WTF is bipartisan? Can he name what Democrats back his secret mission?

It's fun to watch Putin rub Obama's nose in his own foreign policy turds, but I wouldn't trust that guy to take my garbage to the curb.

Maybe it happened like Stockman says. Maybe there's some solid American patriotic reasons for him to secretly fly off and meet with one of our shrewdest political enemies. I'm just a bit skeptical.

24 posted on 01/26/2014 1:19:10 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: smoothsailing

Perhaps he met a beautiful Coptic Christian woman and is not on the Appalachian Trail.


25 posted on 01/26/2014 1:19:33 PM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: smoothsailing

He looks like Bob Beckel about to enter rehab.........


26 posted on 01/26/2014 1:20:19 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: dead

Thank you...I was wondering what a “codel” was myself. I thought maybe it was “text talk”.


27 posted on 01/26/2014 1:23:35 PM PST by berdie
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To: kildak

I guess that’s why Louis Gohmert is endorsing him. It’s also kind of difficult to get a 100% ACU rating as a flake.


28 posted on 01/26/2014 1:23:50 PM PST by matthew fuller (Our enemy list- http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/fact-sheets/2004/anti-gun-lobbying-organizations..)
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To: berdie

He needs to get moving...

Early voting period for the primary election. February 18* thru 28, 2014
*First business day after Presidents’ Day

Primary election. March 4, 2014

Early voting period for the primary runoff election. May 19 thru 23, 2014

Primary run-off election. May 27, 2014

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/2014dates.shtml


29 posted on 01/26/2014 1:26:41 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: LucyT

Early voting for the 2014 Texas GOP primary starts Feb. 18.

Not sure what Stockman can do to gain so much ground in that short of time. Of course, Putin may have some interesting info on Barry he’d be willing to share.


30 posted on 01/26/2014 1:28:18 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: dead

WTF is a codel?

Congressional delegation.


31 posted on 01/26/2014 1:29:48 PM PST by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation sucks.)
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To: berdie; dead

CODEL - Abbreviation of congressional delegation.


32 posted on 01/26/2014 1:30:19 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: birdie; dead

codel - Wiktionary

en.wiktionary.org/wiki/codel

· Abbreviation of congressional delegation., government-paid trips abroad,


33 posted on 01/26/2014 1:32:31 PM PST by LucyT ( If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: dead
I must be a sleeper concern troll.

Or just easily manipulated by those who are.
34 posted on 01/26/2014 1:35:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: usconservative

Exactly. “Quality” is vital. I don’t care how Conservative someone is. If they can’t do the job, aren’t smart, are a nutbag, etc. I don’t want ‘em.


35 posted on 01/26/2014 1:37:40 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: smoothsailing

US congressional delegation ends two-day visit to Egypt

A delegation of five US representatives have ended their two-day visit to
Egypt after meeting with interim President Adly Mansour and Minister of Defence
General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. The delegation was a routine visit following a
successful referendum on the constitution.

The representatives, Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Loretta Sanchez (D-CA),
Paul Cook (R-CA), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), and Steve Stockman (R-TX) met with
government officials as well as members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and other “civic and religious leaders”, according to Mofid Deak, press
attaché at the US Embassy in Cairo.

- See more at: http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/01/20/us-congressional-delegation-ends-two-day-visit-to-egypt/#sthash.zmjneW8x.dpuf

Stockman himself teased to his own explanation of his absence from Congress
and the campaign trail late Thursday night in a Tweet to his 6,900 followers.

“Where am I? Find out Monday...” Stockman’s @StockmanSenate handle tweeted.

http://www.news-journal.com/news/state/elusive-stockman-s-passport-gets-russian-stamp/article_bb8f97dc-618e-5867-81b7-13da04465d51.html


36 posted on 01/26/2014 1:41:28 PM PST by deport
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To: dead

He is the member of Congress that is actually looking into Bozo’s history. He was trying to gather support in Congress as well. Mike Zullo has met and worked on things with him.

I don’t think it is a good sign for the administration that Mr. Stockman went to Russia....


37 posted on 01/26/2014 1:43:20 PM PST by mrsadams
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To: kildak; Maine Mariner; dead

I’ve been supporting this guy.

Cornyn disgusts me with his “we can only do so much and all of it in the interests of Democrats”.

But if our candidate starts wanting to act and sound like Glenn Beck he won’t get a dime from me.


38 posted on 01/26/2014 1:43:22 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: berdie

I thought maybe it was “text talk”.

****************

It really is a code for spending the tax payers dollars.


39 posted on 01/26/2014 1:44:56 PM PST by deport
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To: kildak
I really hope the Tea Party has the good sense not to back this guy. He’s got flake written all over him.

I agree. I've said he's the TX GOP's answer to nutcase Jim Traficant. We'd do much better to Support Dwayne Stovall to oust John Cornyn in TX

40 posted on 01/26/2014 1:46:45 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: smoothsailing

Maybe the trip to Russia is just a cover story and he was really hiking the Appalachian Trail.


41 posted on 01/26/2014 1:52:17 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: deport

*chuckle*

And thanks for posting the link with the Egypt info. At least there appears to be evidence he WAS there.


42 posted on 01/26/2014 1:56:43 PM PST by berdie
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To: smoothsailing

Girlfriend?


43 posted on 01/26/2014 1:56:46 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: smoothsailing
He's coming back with evidence that will force Ubama to flee the country or face a firing squad.
44 posted on 01/26/2014 1:58:10 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

you mean heavily researched and 95% accurate?

yea, who wants that. best to say things off the cuff and forget it all 10 minutes later


45 posted on 01/26/2014 1:59:01 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: smoothsailing

This guy is my congressman, and yes he is bat shit crazy. Not the guy to embody our conservative values.


46 posted on 01/26/2014 2:00:45 PM PST by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: catfish1957

The problem is a guy like this can get elected in a conservative House district but will get shredded by the national MSM and lose a statewide Senate race.


47 posted on 01/26/2014 2:06:37 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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Stockman election history;

1990— CD Lost GOP primary
1992— CD Unopposed in primary, Lost in the general
1994— CD Won primary, Won general defeating Jack Brooks
1996— CD Lost to democrat Nick Lampson after redistricting special election
1998— Railroad Commissioner, lost primary
2006— CD special election, Insufficient signatures for Indpendent run and lost special election for remainder of term
2012— CD 36th newly created, 2nd in primary, won runoff and won General.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Stockman


48 posted on 01/26/2014 2:12:31 PM PST by deport
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To: catfish1957

Who’s going to replace him in the district? I read he gave up his re-election bid in order to run for the Senate seat.


49 posted on 01/26/2014 2:14:40 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: cripplecreek
Or just easily manipulated by those who are.

Yep, that's me.

Don't forget to ping me when the important results of his secret mission to meet Putin are finally revealed!!

I can't wait!

50 posted on 01/26/2014 2:16:20 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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