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  • Grassley: Fusion GPS Founder CEO Glenn Simpson Lied In Senate Testimony

    12/05/2018 8:38:39 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 4, 2018 | Bre Payton
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Monday that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee staff about whether his infamous firm continued to investigate Donald Trump after the 2016 election.In a letter to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), Grassley stated that Simpson told committee staff in 2017 that he stopped probing now-President Trump and his associates’ connections to Russian officials after the 2016 presidential election because he “had no client after the election.”Here’s what committee staff asked Simpson and what the Fusion GPS founder had to say in return last August: When the Committee staff interviewed Glenn Simpson...
  • Grassley DEMANDS that FBI explain raid on Clinton Foundation, Uranium One whistleblower

    12/04/2018 2:53:14 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 37 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/4/18 | USA Features
    Answers: The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is upset that the FBI raided a whistleblower last month who had already given Congress sensitive information regarding possible malfeasance related to the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One deal and is demanding that the bureau’s director, Christopher Wray, explain why it happened. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, asked Wray (pictured above) a series of questions pertaining to the Nov. 19 raid of former FBI contractor Dennis Cain’s home in Maryland, in which agents took electronically-stored information that had been provided under Intelligence Community whistleblower protection laws to the Justice Department’s inspector general,...
  • GRASSLEY DEMANDS ANSWERS FROM WRAY OVER RAID OF WHISTLEBLOWER ON CLINTON FOUNDATION

    12/04/2018 7:34:34 PM PST · by ckilmer · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2018 | Richard Pollock
    On November 19 the FBI raided the home of Clinton Foundation whistle blower Dennis Cain According to the daily caller In the wake of a bombshell Daily Caller News Foundation investigative report late last week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley demanded answers from FBI Director Christopher Wray about a Nov. 19 bureau raid on the home of a recognized whistleblower. The whistleblower, Dennis Cain, who was once employed by an FBI contractor, reportedly turned over documents to the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz regarding the bureau’s failure to investigate potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State...
  • Grassley wants answers about FBI raid on whistleblower with info on Clinton Foundation, Uranium One

    12/05/2018 5:41:18 AM PST · by ETL · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 5, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has written to FBI Director Christopher Wray and the Justice Department's internal watchdog to request information about a raid on the home of a former FBI contractor who gave the watchdog documents related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to a Russian firm's subsidiary. According to The Daily Caller, 16 FBI agents raided the Maryland home of Dennis Nathan Cain on Nov. 19. Cain's lawyer, Michael Socarras, told the website that the agent who led the raid accused his client of possessing stolen federal property. In response,...
  • Chuck Grassley backing Trump in 2020, won't support any primary challengers

    12/05/2018 2:25:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2018 | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Sen. Chuck Grassley says he will not support any Republican challenger to President Donald Trump in the primary ahead of the 2020 election. Grassley said Wednesday he will be supporting Trump.
  • Grassley Demands Answers From Wray Over Raid Of Whistleblower On Clinton Foundation

    12/04/2018 10:30:18 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/04/2018 | Richard Pollock
    The Iowa Republican sent a separate letter to Horowitz on Nov. 30 seeking Cain’s documents and citing TheDCNF’s reporting. .... Grassley in his letter, which also cites TheDCNF’s reporting, asked Wray if “the FBI consider[s] Mr. Cain’s disclosures to be protected.” The whistleblower act protects federal employees who disclose classified documents to the proper authorities, which includes the IG. Grassley further asked Wray if the FBI was “aware at the time of the raid that Mr. Cain had made what appeared to be lawful disclosures to the Inspector General? If so, was the FBI aware that these disclosures were passed...
  • Biased screener undermining Trump judicial nominees, Republicans say

    11/27/2018 7:26:50 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2018 | Alex Swoyer
    She’s not a senator, but Cynthia Nance plays an enormous role in shaping the debate over some of President Trump’s judicial picks. Ms. Nance, former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, handles the American Bar Association’s judicial ratings for nominees to federal courts in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas, which make up the federal 8th Circuit. The ABA’s role is one the more opaque parts of the process, but Republicans are pushing it into the light, accusing her of allowing personal bias, particularly a fealty to abortion rights, to color her ratings....
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley has some thoughts about Trump's attacks on federal judges

    11/21/2018 8:22:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 21 Nov 2018 | David Choi
    Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said he had reservations about Chief Justice John Roberts' response to President Donald Trump's controversial characterization of a federal judge and the 9th District court, and suggested it was a hypocritical move based on Roberts' previous interactions with Trump's predecessor. "Chief Justice Roberts rebuked Trump for a comment he made [about a] judge's decision on asylum," Grassley said in a tweet on Wednesday. "I don't recall the Chief attacking Obama when that Prez rebuked Alito during a State of the Union." Grassley, the Judiciary Committee Chairman, appeared to be referencing a State of the...
  • Grassley Steps Down from Judiciary Committee...Paving Way for Lindsey Graham?

    11/16/2018 12:40:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is stepping down as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and stepping up to lead the Senate Finance Committee. Now: @ChuckGrassley announces he will opt to serve as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee next Congress, meaning @LindseyGrahamSC would be in line for chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. pic.twitter.com/69FASxl2rz— Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) November 16, 2018 Grassley said he's switching committees to help steer the booming economy. “The economy is better than it’s been in years and there’s a sense of optimism about the future of our country that people haven’t felt in a long time...
  • Kavanaugh Accuser Admits: I Made Up Claims of Sexual Assault to "Get Attention"

    11/03/2018 5:28:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    A woman who accused Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault admitted to congressional investigators she made up her claims to "get attention."According to a letter sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday afternoon, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley referred Judy Munro-Leighton for criminal prosecution and revealed her actions were part of a ploy to take down Kavanaugh's nomination. From the letter, bolding is mine:  Given her relatively unique name, Committee investigators were able to use open-source research to locate Ms. Munro-Leighton and determine that she: (1) is a left-wing activist; (2) is decades older than Judge Kavanaugh; and (3)...
  • Grassley: Members of the Caravan Have Significant Criminal Histories,

    11/01/2018 1:58:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley confirmed Thursday afternoon there are serious and violent criminal elements traveling in multiple caravans headed toward the United States. "According to information obtained by my office, several members of the first caravan have significant criminal histories, including assault and sexual misconduct against a child, and membership in the MS-13 gang. Further, the Department of Homeland Security recently reported that several hundred members of the second caravan clashed with Mexican federal police throwing rocks, glass bottles, and even fireworks at Mexican officers in a seemingly criminal altercation," Grassley wrote in a letter to Homeland Security...
  • Grassley again refers Avenatti to DOJ for criminal investigation

    10/26/2018 7:17:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Friday that he is issuing a second criminal referral regarding lawyer Michael Avenatti. Grassley announced the move a day after referring Avenatti and his client, Julie Swetnick, to the Justice Department for a potential criminal investigation into whether they made false statements to Congress about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The GOP chairman indicated that the second referral was precipitated by an NBC News report on Thursday, which contended that Swetnick denied making key allegations, saying that Avenatti “twisted [her] words.” Avenatti responded in a statement to The Hill, calling Grassley's referral...
  • Senate panel refers Avenatti, Kavanaugh accuser Swetnick for criminal investigation

    10/25/2018 12:14:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/25/2018 | Dan Mangan | Jacob Pramuk
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Thursday referred lawyer Michael Avenatti and a woman he represented to the Justice Department and the FBI for criminal investigation, claiming they made potentially false statements to Congress about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and alleged sexual misconduct. Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, cited "contradictions" between what Avenatti's client Julie Swetnick originally told the Judiciary Committee about Kavanaugh in an affidavit in late September, and what she said about the then-Supreme Court nominee days later in an interview with NBC News. In his letter Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director...
  • Grassley refers Avenatti and Swetnick to Justice for a criminal probe

    10/25/2018 11:31:23 AM PDT · by John W · 30 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | October 25, 2018 | Seung Min Kim and Elise Viebeck
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) on Thursday referred lawyer Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick — one of the women who accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh of misconduct during his confirmation proceedings — to the Department of Justice for a criminal probe, alleging that they made “materially false” statements to Grassley’s committee as it investigated the allegations. Swetnick said in a September affidavit that Kavanaugh attended a 1982 house party during which she says she was gang raped — an accusation Kavanaugh vehemently denied and said was from the “Twilight Zone.” Grassley said he is asking...
  • Man arrested for threatening Kavanaugh-supporting senators

    10/20/2018 10:39:09 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2018-10-20 21:00 | Emily Saul
    A Long Island man was busted for making death threats against GOP U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Susan Collins for their support of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, The Post has learned.
  • Hillary Clinton lost security clearance

    10/12/2018 2:42:27 PM PDT · by MNDude · 51 replies
    12, 2018 Hillary Clinton has given up her security clearance in the wake of the scandal over her handling of secret information on her email server, the Senate Judiciary committee revealed Friday. Chairman Chuck Grassley also revealed top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and four others no longer have clearance. Mrs. Clinton’s clearance expired at the end of August. The others lost their access privileges in September
  • Grassley: Judiciary Panel Won’t Consider Supreme Court Nominee for 2020 Vacancy

    10/09/2018 5:42:33 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 97 replies
    rollcall ^ | October 9, 2018
    Declaration could put Iowa Republican at odds with Mitch McConnell Revealing a potentially contentious Republican chasm, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley told Fox News on Tuesday night that if he still leads the committee in 2020 and a Supreme Court seat becomes vacant, the panel would not consider a nominee. That could put the Iowa Republican at odds with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell signaled last week that he could reverse himself and consider what would be a third high court nominee for President Donald Trump should a vacancy arise in 2020. The Kentucky Republican famously blocked President...
  • Trump ties decision on ethanol to keeping campaign promise

    10/10/2018 4:07:38 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 109 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/9/2018 | John Siciliano
    President Trump chalked up his announcement on boosting ethanol for farmers in Iowa to his record of "promises made, promises kept," while speaking in Iowa Tuesday night. "I made that promise to you during the campaign," Trump said. "I made that promise to you during the primaries. Promises made, promises kept." "We're going with E15 year-round," Trump said early in his speech, admitting that the full announcement would come later in his remarks. The plan would relax Environmental Protection Agency rules that restrict the sale of 15-percent ethanol fuel blends to eight months of the year. The EPA waiver for...
  • Grassley pledges to raise $3M for Collins after Kavanaugh fight

    10/09/2018 7:49:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) promised to raise $3 million to support Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to counteract anger over her vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "I'm going to help raise $3 million to match that," Grassley told Marth MacCallum during an interview on Fox News Tuesday, when asked what he thought of a fundraising effort against Collins in Maine that has raked in about $3 million. Collins has come under fire from many on the left for supporting Kavanaugh in a narrow confirmation vote, who was accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford and other women....
  • Grassley Victorious

    10/08/2018 8:42:55 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2018 | J.R. Dunn
    ...Chuck Grassley has been criticized incessantly and repeatedly throughout the confirmation process. Take a look a selection from a single day’s comment threads on one conservative site: Get Grassly outta there then. They need a man to deal with the anitics that'll be'a'comin' for that show. Grassley needs placed out to a grassy pasture. Is Grassly going to allow the Soros loud mouth demons in the room to make a stink, like he has in former hearings? Grassley has weak knees. There is no way Grassley pulls this off. Imagine the therapy he will need! Grassley is taking his cowering...