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Disappointing Only Three Lawmakers Attended Priestap Testimony
Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 6, 2018 | Sundance

Posted on 06/06/2018 12:20:21 PM PDT by detective

Yesterday FBI Director of Counterintelligence E.W. “Bill” Priestap testified to a joint session of the House Judiciary and House Oversight committees.

The hearing was a matter of strong public interest. Mr. Priestap was questioned for approximately seven hours. However, journalist Olivia Beavers covering for The Hill dropped a detail that most, including myself, might find rather curious:

(The Hill) […] Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), however, said he felt that Priestap didn’t say anything that would indicate there was “political bias that motivated the Hillary Clinton email investigation.”

Priestap “completely” backed up everything that Comey said, according to a source familiar with his testimony.

Only three lawmakers — Jordan, Meadows and Krishnamoorthi — attended the hearing, which took place on the first day after a weeklong recess.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: clinton; hillarysemails; priestap; soshillary; testimony
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Chairman Trey Gowdy and Chairman Bob Goodlatte did not attend.

What is going on?

1 posted on 06/06/2018 12:20:21 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

They were shown enough of their own file, that they lost interest in other files.


2 posted on 06/06/2018 12:24:39 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: detective

Was this about the emails only or the trump stuff too?


3 posted on 06/06/2018 12:24:44 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: detective

It’s a closed hearing and penalties for leaking are stiff.

No opportunity for grandstanding, no upside for their re-election.


4 posted on 06/06/2018 12:25:30 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: detective

I guess Congress is out trolling for more bribes — um, I mean, working very hard to work for the American people.


5 posted on 06/06/2018 12:31:30 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: detective
Getting weirder and weirder.

Weren't we breathlessly awaiting Priestap's testimony 'cause rumor was that he had flipped?

6 posted on 06/06/2018 12:32:45 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: detective

So much for the Q opioid that these people had flipped and we’re on the verge of unsealing indictments, arrests, etc.

Small wonder Ryan picked today to attaboy Mueller and backstab Trump. The swamp holds most of the cards.

Thanks for nothing, Q-hoaxers. ‘We have it all,’ is a punchline.


7 posted on 06/06/2018 12:33:06 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: bigbob

It’s a closed hearing and penalties for leaking are stiff.

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Is anyone ever penalized? LOL


8 posted on 06/06/2018 12:33:36 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Pravious

Hey...back off!!! The congresslosers are too busy slapping each other on the back, kissing each others’ a**es and counting their money to attend these meetings.


9 posted on 06/06/2018 12:33:52 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Fantasywriter

The swamp holds most of the cards.

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These transitory investigations are just a bump in the road for the Swamp. They run DC and sadly that isn’t going to change in the long run.


10 posted on 06/06/2018 12:36:00 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: hal ogen

Right you are! Congress could care less.


11 posted on 06/06/2018 12:36:53 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

That is so true. Republican hearings are a waste of time. Nothing ever changes. The only possible change could come from a strong, aggressive, conservative AG, but Sessions is at the beck and call of Grima Wormtongue, aka swamp monster Rosenstein.


12 posted on 06/06/2018 12:40:46 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: bigbob

but they could catch a nap and nobody would know ;) You are right, only interested when the cameras are rolling


13 posted on 06/06/2018 12:42:17 PM PDT by PSUGOP
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To: Fantasywriter

You make a very good point (i.e., a real AG could make a world of difference). Leadership sets the tone for an organization and it holds people accountable. Integrity has to start at the top, and we don’t have that at all.

For the sake of our country and our democracy, I pray that Trump will find a way to soon replace Sessions and Rosenstein (the de facto AG).


14 posted on 06/06/2018 12:46:02 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: MUDDOG
I added 3 letters to your excellent summary!

They were shown enough of their own FBI file, that they lost interest in other files.

15 posted on 06/06/2018 12:46:56 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Trump does what is good for Americans. Then, the world gets their pants in a knot, too bad!)
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To: Eagles6

Recall that Mr Brilliant Insider, mark bradman aka sundance has been telling folks for months that Priestap has been a star witness against all the obama clinton dirtbags. This small report about the testimony doesnt suggest that was the case at all. ( In fact I dont see where sundance bradman makes any reference to his insistent nonsense). It also might explain why no one attended. If the staff report already summarized his testimony that nothing untoward existed why spend a day listening to that drivel?


16 posted on 06/06/2018 12:47:30 PM PDT by Okeydoker
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To: Fantasywriter

“Nothing ever changes”

Wrong. Trump beat Hillary.


17 posted on 06/06/2018 12:47:51 PM PDT by cymbeline
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To: detective

If Priestap was testifying for hours does this mean Meadows and Jordan asking 66% of the questions? I like the fact that no RINOs were there to cover for the DS or to slow these two Freedom Caucus members down.


18 posted on 06/06/2018 12:50:40 PM PDT by hardspunned
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To: cymbeline

Read the bleeding context, for crying out loud. Nothing ever changes As A Result Of Republican-led Hearings.

Btw, if Republican hearings could have thwarted Trump’s victory, they’d have been conducting them 24-7. Fact.


19 posted on 06/06/2018 12:53:08 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: detective
Jordan and Meadows attended. Good enough for me.

Subramanian (Raja) Raja Krishnamoorthi, a first termer, was the Dem.

20 posted on 06/06/2018 12:53:54 PM PDT by kabar
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