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  • Feinstein: Democrats will support subpoenaing Comey

    06/16/2017 1:52:52 AM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 June 2017 7:21pm EDT | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Democrats on the Judiciary Committee will support subpoenaing James Comey to testify if needed, arguing it is crucial for the former FBI director come before the panel.  Feinstein sent a letter Thursday to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the committee, saying they are on the same page about the need for Comey to testify before their committee, which has oversight of the FBI.    "We unanimously believe that Director Comey should testify before our Committee regarding serious concerns that have been raised about political interference with FBI investigations and possible obstruction of justice. ... Be assured...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein is right: We need an investigation into Loretta Lynch

    06/14/2017 5:19:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/12/17 | Emily Jashinsky
    **SNIP** Even Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., agrees. "I would have a queasy feeling too," she told CNN on Sunday. "I think we need to know more about that, and there's only one way to know about it, and that's to have the Judiciary Committee take a look at that." Feinstein, a liberal stalwart on Capitol Hill, lends credibility to calls for Lynch to face questions about her conduct. Laughably, "a person close to" Lynch told the New York Times that "use of the bland term [matter] was intended to neither confirm nor deny that the investigation existed." Sure.
  • Feinstein: I’d Get a ‘Queasy Feeling’ From Lynch’s Request to Call Clinton Investigation a ‘Matter’

    06/11/2017 11:57:28 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/11/2017 | Jack Heretik
    Feinstein: Judiciary Committee should 'take a look at that' Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) said Sunday that she too would have a "queasy feeling" if she received the request that former FBI Director James Comey got from then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch to call the Hillary Clinton email investigation "a matter." She added the Judiciary Committee should investigate. CNN's Brianna Keilar asked Feinstein on Sunday about Comey's testimony on Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee, where Comey said that Lynch had directed him to not call the probe into Clinton's use of a private email server an "investigation," but instead, "a...
  • Feinstein: Let’s get this Obstruction of Justice train rolling anyway

    06/10/2017 10:17:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 10, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    During the endless ratings bonanza which was the Comey testimony, you may recall that the former FBI Director was asked multiple times in several variations of wording about what the President said to him about the Flynn investigation and, in a more general sense, all of the Russia questions. Was he asked to drop the investigation? No. Was he told to drop the investigation? No. Was he ordered to drop the investigation? Again and again… no. And did he, after all the inferences and “hopes” allegedly expressed by the President of the United States, actually wind up dropping the investigation?...
  • DiFi Updates Wolf Blitzer: Still No Evidence, Just Rumors

    05/19/2017 1:54:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Last night CNN is back with Dianne Feinstein begging her, “Last time we had you here, Senator, you said you had no evidence — you’ve seen no evidence — of collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign. Well, we brought you back again, and we’d like to know, has anything changed?” Here’s how the exchange went… Feinstein: Still No Evidence Of Trump Camp-Russia CollusionWOLF: I just want to be precise, Senator. In all, uh… You’ve had access from the Intelligence Committee, from the Judiciary Committee. In all the access you’ve had very sensitive information, so far you’ve not...
  • Before being fired, Comey told Congress that Russian probe targets didn't include Trump

    05/11/2017 12:17:22 PM PDT · by outinyellowdogcountry · 71 replies
    Circa ^ | May 11, 2017 | John Soloman
    Congressional officials were told by FBI Director James Comey before he was fired that there are just a small number of Americans who are targets of the criminal or counterintelligence probes involving Russia and that none were President Trump or his top aides, Circa has confirmed. Behind closed doors, Comey provided specific updates on about a half dozen or less targeted US citizens who were the focus of either counterintelligence probes or criminal investigations emanating from the Russia election scandal, sources familiar with the intelligence told Circa. "President Trump is not a target, nor is any senior government official if...
  • Sen. Feinstein after CIA briefing: Still no evidence of Trump campaign collusion with Russia

    05/04/2017 10:29:22 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:30am | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    California Senator Dianne Feinstein, certainly not sympathetic to the Trump administration, was just briefed along with other Senators on the Intelligence Committee at CIA headquarters and appeared on CNN. Wolf Blitzer asked her straight out: “Do you have evidence that there was in fact collusion between Trump associates and Russia during the campaign?” Her response: “Not at this time.”
  • Rand Paul Wants Susan Rice Before Congress (Here it comes)

    04/03/2017 5:33:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 191 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Ian Mason
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told reporters Monday afternoon that former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice “ought to testify under oath” after Bloomberg News’s Eli Lake revealed that, during the presidential transition, she deliberately sought to “unmask” President Donald Trump’s associates from intelligence surveillance. Paul called the reports that Rice made dozens of requests to learn more about the identities of anonymous people thought to be close to the Trump transition team, inadvertently caught on tape during investigations into foreign persons of intelligence interest, “enormous news.” “If it is allowed, we shouldn’t be allowing it. I don’t think we should...
  • More Feinstein insanity: Isn't Roe v. Wade a 'super-precedent,' Judge Gorsuch?

    03/22/2017 8:14:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/17 | Dan Calabrese
    No. Rob brought you some first-rate Dianne Feinstein insanity yesterday, but you realize the week is young, right? I sometimes get frustrated with conservatives who treat Supreme Court nominations as if they are nothing more than a means to stop abortions - not that this isn’t important, but you’d think the federal courts do nothing that matters aside from deciding whether Roe v. Wade will stand or fall. But let’s be fair here: Democrats are every bit as obsessed with this if not more so. Even if they’re only doing it to check a box with their most ardent pro-abortion...
  • Gorsuch to Feinstein: Here are a lot of “little guy” rulings you seem to have overlooked

    03/21/2017 9:46:13 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 68 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 21, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    GORSUCH: Respectfully, I’d suggest that does not represent the body of my work. I’ve written two thousand — I’ve participate in 2,700 opinions over ten years. And if you want cases where I’ve ruled for “the little guy,” as well as “the big guy,” there are plenty of those, Senator. The Ute Indian tribe — FEINSTEIN: Would you be willing to submit some of them? It’s hard to read 2,700 cases — [crosstalk] GORSUCH: Oh, I’ll name a bunch them right now. [crosstalk] I’m sorry, Senator, of course. Ute 5 and 6. Fletcher. The Rocky Flats case, which vindicated the...
  • Sen. Feinstein at Gorsuch Confirmation: NRA an ‘Extreme Organization

    03/21/2017 7:31:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/20/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    During the opening day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called the NRA an “extreme organization” that stands in the way of getting “military-style assault weapons off our streets.” Feinstein’s NRA comment came after she voiced her expectations that the Supreme Court will have final say on air and water pollution and just before she addressed employers who “[discriminate] against workers.” CSPAN 2 aired Feinstein’s comments: “It is the Supreme Court that will have final word … [on] whether the NRA and other extreme organizations will be able to block common sense gun...
  • Feinstein tells SCOTUS nominee: Roe v. Wade is a ‘super precedent’ that can’t be changed

    03/20/2017 2:56:02 PM PDT · by TBP · 95 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 20, 2017 | Kate Scanlon
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said Monday during the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, that Roe v. Wade is now a “super precedent” that cannot be changed. Feinstein argued that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide, is “settled law” and could not be overturned by the Supreme Court in the future. “The Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld Roe’s court finding, making it settled law for the last 44 years,” she said, citing 14 cases where the high court upheld...
  • Feinstein: I Think Trump Is ‘Going to Get Himself Out’

    03/18/2017 4:44:10 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Mar 2017 | IAN HANCHETT
    While answering questions outside of a fundraiser on Friday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stated of President Trump, “I think he’s going to get himself out.” Feinstein was asked of President Trump, “There’s so many things that he’s doing that are unconstitutional. How are we going to get him out?” She answered, “Well, we have a lot of people working at this…And I think he’s going to get himself out.”
  • Senators Feinstein and Grassley grim and silent after Trump-Russia briefings with Comey

    03/16/2017 6:20:13 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 173 replies
    rawstory.com ^ | March 15, 2017 | David Ferguson
    After closed door meetings with FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee looked grim and rattled and refused to divulge the contents of the meeting to reporters. At around 5 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) faced reporters but revealed little about their meetings with Comey. “This briefing was all on sensitive matters,” Feinstein said, “and highly classified and it’s really not anything we can answer any questions about.” Comey has been at the center of multiple controversies lately, from his decision to make a later-discredited announcement...
  • The real reason New York US Attorney Preet Bharara was asked to resign

    03/15/2017 6:10:18 PM PDT · by Aria · 63 replies
    The Caribbean Radio ^ | March 15, 2017 | Richard Lawless
    New York Senator Charles Schumer was instrumental in getting Bharara appointed to that position and in return was asked from time to time to do favors for the senator and his allies. Up until recently, President Trump had no idea what was really going on. Once President Trump’s staff understood the quid pro quo, they had no choice but to ask for Bharara’s resignation. In 2015, Puerto Rico defaulted on $70 billion in municipal bonds. Those involved panicked. There was ample evidence that the issuing agencies were technically bankrupt when they issued the bonds and that they purchased fraudulent credit...
  • The Latest: Feinstein Says She's Impressed With Gorsuch

    02/07/2017 12:34:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2017
    The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says she is impressed with President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with Judge Neil Gorsuch on Monday. She said Tuesday that "he's a very caring person and he's obviously legally very smart." She added: "I think we are dealing with someone who is impressive, so we'll see."
  • Dems fail to overturn Trump ‘extreme vetting’ order

    01/30/2017 4:02:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2017
    Republicans managed to turn back a quick-strike effort by Senate Democrats to revoke President Trump’s new extreme vetting executive order Monday night. Sen. Dianne Feinstein tried to force an immediate vote on her bill but was stymied by GOP objections, leaving Mr. Trump free to continue to deny admissions from seven majority-Muslim countries with histories of terrorism. But Democrats said the fight is just beginning. “President Trump’s muslim ban is unnecessary, it’s unconstitutional and it’s un-American,” Mrs. Feinstein said. “We won’t stand for these types of actions.”
  • Feinstein: Two bills on the way to quash Trump's immigration ban

    01/30/2017 1:16:58 PM PST · by Cheerio · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/29/17 | Daniel Chaitin
    A Democratic senator says she is working on two bills to strike down President Trump's executive order that temporarily bars immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees. "Congress must take swift action in response to President Trump's discriminatory order," tweeted California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Sunday. Feinstein, the ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, said she is drafting the legislation that she will introduce Monday.
  • California senator Feinstein says Russian hacking altered outcome of the election

    01/15/2017 7:26:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 15, 2017 | Sean Cockerham
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said Sunday that Russian hacking altered the outcome of the presidential election. “That's what I believe. I've had all of the major classified briefings. I have been astonished at what has been a two-year effort at Russia to spear phish, to hack, to provide disinformation and propaganda wherever it really could,” said Feinstein, who until recently was the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. “It's pretty clear that the hacking was of both political parties but with the aim of hurting Hillary Clinton and then, if Hillary Clinton were to win, the aim...
  • Feinstein Tells Sessions It ‘Not His Job’ to Prosecute Hillary Because Trump Wants Him To

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had many “anxieties” and “fears” about Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) nomination to attorney general, she said in her opening statement during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Can he effectively “dispatch himself from President-elect Donald Trump and his record,” she wondered. In particular, Feinstein insisted that Sessions’ job does not include the prosecution of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who we all know abused her email use and put national security at risk. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump suggested that he was going to hire a special prosecutor to “look into her situation.” “An attorney...