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  • Dems begin to panic as Trump set to transform federal judiciary

    06/23/2017 8:10:34 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 89 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 06/23/17 | Thomas Lifson
    While Democrats obsess over the Russia hacking fantasy and Robert Mueller as Trump's Javert, President Trump, the Federalist Society, and Senator Chuck Grassley are on the way to making the federal judiciary great again. The Huffington Post noticed and is worried: Trump is unbelievably well positioned to fill up federal courts with lifetime judges. He inherited a whopping 108 court vacancies when he became president – double the number of vacancies President Barack Obama inherited when he took office. The reason Trump gets to fill so many seats is partly because Obama was slow to fill court vacancies early in...
  • Grassley: Chuck Schumer Knew Trump Wasn’t Under Investigation but Said He Was Anyway

    06/23/2017 11:40:29 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 32 replies ^ | 23 Jun 2017 | Kristina Wong
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) blasted Democrats on Thursday — particularly Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) — for fueling media hysteria, knowing full well President Trump was not under investigation for collusion with Russia. In a statement delivered on the Senate floor, Grassley said that in March, former FBI Director James Comey had told him, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and the group of Senate and House members known as the “Gang of Eight” that the president was not under investigation. But Schumer, who is part of the Gang of Eight, continued to tell the media Trump was under...
  • Must Watch Video: Grassley blasts 'media hysteria' over Trump-Russia

    06/23/2017 5:04:07 AM PDT · by LouisianaJoanof Arc · 29 replies
    Circa News ^ | 6/22/17 | Circa News Staff
    Video at link Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday lambasted “media hysteria” linking President Trump with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “Countless media articles falsely claimed the President was under investigation for colluding with Russia,” he said on the Senate floor. “And, unfortunately, a number of our Democrat colleagues in the House and Senate played right along,” the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman added. “Over and over again, the media published selective leaks. They published classified half-truths. All this was used to make false allegations sinister conduct by the President. And a lot of people believed it.” Grassley additionally...
  • GOP senator blocking Trump nominee until he gets answers from DOJ

    06/16/2017 1:47:33 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 6/15/17 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is warning that he will block a Department of Justice nominee until the department responds to his oversight requests. Grassley said during a Judiciary Committee business meeting on Thursday that the panel would not vote on Stephen Boyd's nomination to be assistant attorney general for legislative affairs because the Justice Department hasn't responded to more than a dozen letters. "The department needs to improve its communications with the committee members and staff. It needs to be more serious about answering the mail and questions from Congress," Grassley said, explaining why the committee wasn't going to vote...
  • Senate Committee Launches First New Clinton Corruption Investigation

    06/05/2017 5:06:18 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 21 replies
    daily caller ^ | 06/04/2017 | Richard Pollock
    Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has launched a new investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s effort to thwart a Bangladesh government corruption probe of Muhammad Yunus, a Clinton Foundation donor and close friend of the Clintons. The Iowa Republican’s effort is the first new official inquiry of Clinton since her unexpected loss in the 2016 presidential election to President Donald Trump. Trump’s supporters often chanted “lock her up” during his many boisterous campaign rallies.
  • Comey refuses to answer bipartisan questions from senators, saying he's a private citizen

    06/04/2017 6:38:11 PM PDT · by LouisianaJoanof Arc · 192 replies
    Circa News ^ | 6/4/07 | John Solomon and Sara Carter
    Former FBI director James Comey is formally refusing to answer questions submitted to him by a bipartisan group of senators, suggesting he no longer must do so as a private citizen. Comey sent an email from his private account last week rebuffing the seven questions that had been submitted to him by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley and the committee’s ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein after Comey’s final testimony as FBI director to the panel last month. Comey was fired by President Donald Trump shortly after his appearance. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., joined in the request...
  • (ALL STOP) FBI balking on documents request from House Intelligence Committee

    05/27/2017 8:08:46 PM PDT · by Rabin · 30 replies
    World Tribune ^ | April 27, 2017 | Staff
    The FBI has refused House Intelligence Committee’s demand for documents relating to “unmasking” of Americans in a spying operation during the Trump transition… “The FBI will continue to work with our congressional oversight committees… //Snipp// Devin Nunes announced Thursday he was temporarily stepping aside // Snipp snipp// "I will continue to fulfill all my other responsibilities as Committee Chairman, and I am requesting to speak to the Ethics Committee at the earliest possible opportunity in order to expedite the dismissal of these false claims."
  • How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI’s handling of the Clinton probe

    05/24/2017 2:21:54 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 44 replies
    In the midst of the 2016 presidential primary season, the FBI received a purported Russian intelligence document describing a tacit understanding between the campaign of Hillary Clinton and the Justice Department over the inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server. The Russian document mentioned a supposed email describing how then-Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch had privately assured someone in the Clinton campaign that the email investigation would not push too deeply into the matter
  • [From March 28, 2017 Senator Chuck Grassley examined] Potential Conflicts In Top FBI Official’s Ro

    Is this why James Comey was really fired? This PDF from Senator Grassley’s website is a must read but the last 4 pages are GOLD. If anyone questions you on the timing of Comey’s firing send them this. McCabe is NEXT!
  • 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...
  • Comey fallout: Grassley backs Trump, tells media to 'suck it up and move on'

    05/11/2017 8:34:05 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 15 replies
    Fox News Network ^ | May 10, 2017 | Adam Shaw
    Top Senate Republican Chuck Grassley backed President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday and had a strong message for outraged media outlets: “suck it up and move on.” Grassley, R-Iowa, who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on "Fox & Friends" that he supports Trump’s decision to fire the controversial FBI chief. “Of course I support it,” he said.
  • Comey fallout: Grassley backs Trump, tells media to 'suck it up and move on'

    05/10/2017 6:57:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 5/10/17 | Adam Shaw
    Top Senate Republican Chuck Grassley backed President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday and had a strong message for outraged media outlets: “suck it up and move on.” Grassley, R-Iowa, who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on "Fox & Friends" that he supports Trump’s decision to fire the controversial FBI chief. “Of course I support it,” he said.
  • Watch – FBI Director Comey Admits Knowledge Of Lynch Protecting Hillary

    05/07/2017 6:23:11 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies
    CSC Media Groupus ^ | 05/07/2017 | Dominick Luckette
    Over the two days of testimony in front of Congress FBI Director Comey has answered many questions. There have been a couple that he has been unable to answer in an open, unclassified forum. One of those being what would be considered by some to be the most shocking email found by the FBI. In this exchange between Senator Grassley and Director Comey, the Senator asked about an email that was found by the FBI. It indicates that former Attorney General Lynch would do everything she could to make sure that the FBI investigation “didn’t go too far” and would...
  • Senator Points To ‘Material Inconsistencies’ In Comey’s Statements On Trump Dossier

    05/01/2017 4:39:22 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 1, 2017 | By Chuck Ross
    Ahead of a highly anticipated Senate hearing later this week, FBI Director James Comey is being accused of making inconsistent statements about the bureau’s relationship with Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy behind the Trump dossier. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the allegation in a letter sent to Comey on Friday. “There appear to be material inconsistencies between the description of the FBI’s relationship with Mr. Steele that you did provide in your briefing and information contained in Justice Department documents made available to the Committee only after the briefing,” Grassley wrote to Comey....
  • FBI Says No Need For Top Official To Recuse Himself From Trump-Russia Probe (McCabe)

    04/20/2017 5:27:12 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 19 2017 | Chuck Ross
    A top FBI official whose wife received political donations from an ally of Hillary Clinton’s last year does not need to recuse himself from the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation, the bureau said Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee inquired last month about FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s role on the Trump probe, which is looking into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley had expressed concerns about a potential conflict of interest given that McCabe’s wife ran a state campaign in Virginia that received $700,000 from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close friend of Clinton’s. [...
  • Grassley pressing FBI's McCabe in Trump-Russia dossier case

    04/03/2017 9:45:04 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 3, 2017
    In a March 28 letter, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told FBI Director James Comey he wants a detailed description on the involvement of Deputy Director McCabe in the investigation of Russian ties to Trump associates. Grassley also wants to know whether McCabe’s involvement in the probe “raises the appearance a conflict of interest in light of his wife’s ties with Clinton’s associates” and whether it would merit McCabe recusing himself from the investigation. Grassley was referring to McCabe’s wife having accepted $700,000 in political contributions facilitated by Hillary Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia governor, for her state Senate run....
  • Senator Grassley Asks Why "Extremely Careless" Hillary Still Has Access To Classified...

    03/31/2017 3:51:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/31/17 | Tyler Durden
    Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, would very much like to understand why Hillary Clinton and 6 of her closest "research aides" may still have access to classified State Department information despite FBI Director Comey's assertion that they were "extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information."And, after sending numerous requests to John Kerry's State Department that 'shockingly' fell on deaf ears, Grassely has sent a letter to Secretary of State Tillerson asking why Hillary's security clearance hasn't yet been revoked given that "any other government workers who engaged in such serious offenses would, at...
  • Byron York: Senate committee targets FBI No. 2 in Trump dossier probe

    04/02/2017 5:56:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey demanding the story behind the FBI's reported plan to pay the author of a lurid and unsubstantiated dossier on candidate Donald Trump. In particular, Grassley appears to be zeroing in on the FBI's deputy director, Andrew McCabe, indicating Senate investigators want to learn more about McCabe's role in a key aspect of the Trump-Russia affair. Grassley began his investigation after the Washington Post reported on February 28 that the FBI, "a few weeks before the election," agreed to pay former British spy...
  • Hillary Clinton aides had access to State Dept. after she left, says key lawmaker

    03/30/2017 3:51:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 30, 2017 | Malia Zimmerman
    When Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State in 2013, she negotiated continuing access to classified and top-secret documents for herself and six staffers under the designation "research assistants," according to a powerful senator who notes that Clinton was later deemed "extremely careless" with such information. The staff apparently retained access even after Clinton announced her run for president in April 2015, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. The access was ostensibly granted to facilitate work on Clinton's memoir, but Grassley said he was only able to verify it after the Obama administration left the White House. “I have repeatedly...
  • Grassley probes FBI's ties to British spy who investigated Trump

    03/06/2017 1:42:59 PM PST · by navysealdad · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/06/17 | JONATHAN EASLEY
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has opened an inquiry into allegations the FBI worked with the British spy who authored a controversial opposition research dossier on President Trump during the 2016 election.