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Shadowy (Obama-Linked) Liberal Group Began Investigating Trump-Ukraine Months Before the ‘Whistleblower’ Complaint
Breitbart ^ | 10 Jan 2020 | KRISTINA WONG

Posted on 01/11/2020 12:09:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum

Months before a whistleblower complaint that would spark the Democrat effort for impeachment, a shadowy liberal group founded and staffed by Obama administration alums and former Democrat congressional staffers launched an outside investigation into whether President Trump’s allies were seeking “foreign interference” from Ukraine in the 2020 elections.

The group, American Oversight, began investigating the issue in May — more than two months before the “whistleblower” filed a complaint alleging Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s main domestic political rivals.”

The group’s purpose is to file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits requesting official documents from the administration that could be used to bolster Democrat congressional investigations, and its actions on Ukraine show Congress began looking for Ukraine-related dirt on the administration before the “whistleblower” filed his complaint that catalyzed impeachment.

American Oversight claims to be the top “Freedom of Information Act litigator investigating the Trump administration.”

In anticipation of Democrats winning back the House in 2018, it launched a “Parallel Investigations Initiative” in April to reinforce congressional investigations of the Trump administration. It said in a statement:

Today, American Oversight announces the Parallel Investigations Initiative to lay the groundwork for this potential surge in congressional oversight activity. We have begun proactively tracking oversight requests made by both the chairs and ranking members of key congressional committees and, in many cases, we’ve already submitted parallel FOIA requests for the same information.

The Trump administration won’t know what hit them. Independent FOIA litigation paired with aggressive congressional oversight creates a nightmare for federal agencies because of the different levers litigants and members of Congress can pull to enforce their demands.

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1 posted on 01/11/2020 12:09:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Deep State began digging for dirt early? Quelle surprise!


2 posted on 01/11/2020 12:11:44 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They weren’t investigating Trump so much as covering up for Biden, Pelosi, Kerry, Schiff, et. al. All of this impeachment crap is an attempt to muddy the waters so that no accusations against that crowd will get any traction.


3 posted on 01/11/2020 12:14:36 PM PST by calenel (The Democratic Party is a Criminal Enterprise. It is the Progressive Mafia.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

bttt


4 posted on 01/11/2020 12:16:01 PM PST by timestax
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The Deep State really wants to keep anyone from looking at Ukraine....
The #1 donor to Hillary Clinton in 2016


5 posted on 01/11/2020 12:16:13 PM PST by Zathras
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To: calenel

Agreed


6 posted on 01/11/2020 12:18:54 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Betting that bammy, with the help of soros’ money, started this false accusation with the full consent of the democrat party (pelosi).


7 posted on 01/11/2020 12:27:27 PM PST by I want the USA back (If free speech is taken away, dumb and silent we are led, like sheep to the slaughter: G Washington)
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To: calenel

They must have been spinning trying to clean up everything going all the way back to Cocaine Clinton in Mena.


8 posted on 01/11/2020 12:27:37 PM PST by cnsmom
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
So Obama the Traitor is behind all this. Figures! He is such a despicable man.
9 posted on 01/11/2020 12:32:47 PM PST by Chgogal (Never underestimate the stupidity of a DummycRAT voter. Proof: California, New York, Illinois.)
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10 posted on 01/11/2020 12:51:20 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

One of those Strzok messages referred to “our Secret Society.”

I have never seen an explanation. Exactly WHO was in their Secret Society? I am sure McCabe knows because the reference occurred in a meeting with him.


11 posted on 01/11/2020 12:55:01 PM PST by FroggyTheGremlim (I'll be good, I will, I will.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They are actually over sighting America to make sure none of the numerous Deep State Obama crimes get uncovered.


12 posted on 01/11/2020 1:19:48 PM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: calenel

Spot on.


13 posted on 01/11/2020 1:46:10 PM PST by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So they went from “Trump colluded with Russia!” to “Trump colluded with Ukraine” without batting an eye. If this falls through, I bet they have “Trump colluded with Israel” warming up in a back room somewhere.


14 posted on 01/11/2020 3:17:15 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (The greatest wealth is to live content with little. -Plato)
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To: calenel

yep , none of this is political, they have been robbing us for decades, dummy corporations paid off, over and over related to policy...Comey and Mueller I am hearing also got money from aerospace contracts, just hear say, but I am sure its about the money and the swamp is full of thieves..


15 posted on 01/11/2020 4:09:24 PM PST by aces (and)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I bet that crew had a “Fill in the blank” form


16 posted on 01/11/2020 4:37:07 PM PST by griswold3 (Democratic Socialism is Slavery by Mob Rule)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Frickin David brock and melanie sloan are involved.

Good article.


17 posted on 01/11/2020 4:41:55 PM PST by sauropod (Hold onto that impeachment for a while. It'll get better with age, just like Jennifer Rubin has.)
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To: justa-hairyape

Obama being in office is the biggest crime of all because it is a violation of the Constitution itself.

Both parties cooperated to violate the Constitution.


18 posted on 01/11/2020 6:19:13 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The first two witnesses that should be called in the Senate impeachment are the whistle blower and Adam Schiff. Let them be grilled under oath in open hearings about their collusion to create this impeachment article. Bring back the State Department gang to be grilled that all their testimony was hearsay and bring the tin soldier to be grilled about his illegal leaking to the whistle blower. The public will quickly see the whole impeachment was a sham


19 posted on 01/11/2020 7:34:36 PM PST by The Great RJ ("Socialists are happy until they run out of other people's money." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Protection Racket Cover-up Protection Squad


20 posted on 01/11/2020 8:32:24 PM PST by dila813
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