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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...
  • Iowa RKBA Constitutional Amendment has good Chance in New Legislature

    12/03/2018 6:24:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Iowa State seal proclaims: We prize our liberties and our rights we will maintain. Iowa is in the process of doing exactly that by adding a constitutional amendment to protect the right to keep and bear arms (RKBA) at the state level. Iowa is one of only six states that lack some state constitutional protection for the RKBA.  The proposed amendment is as follows: From iowa.gov: Right to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms.  SEC. 1A. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The sovereign state of Iowa...
  • US takes another hit on biofuel blending mandates

    12/02/2018 1:56:33 PM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/2/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    We knew (or at least feared) that this was coming, but Friday saw the finalization of the new biofuels – specifically ethanol – blending requirements for 2019 and 2020. And true to the promises that President Trump made to Iowa politicians, we did not see any significant reductions in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates. In fact, they went up, much the same as under Obama’s EPA. (EPA website)
  • 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....
  • GOP senator: We would prefer to keep border open

    11/25/2018 11:39:24 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said Sunday she would rather not see the U.S.-Mexico border close despite threats by President Trump to prevent certain groups of migrants from crossing into the U.S. "We would prefer that we keep it open, so let's work really hard to make sure that we're addressing the asylum seekers before they actually come over the border," Ernst said on CNN's "State of the Union."The Iowa Republican was responding to Trump's suggestion that he may close the southern border if Mexico does not agree to hold migrants while the U.S. processes their asylum claims. "I think the...
  • 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...
  • Urban-rural divide: A tale of two voting Iowas

    11/13/2018 12:00:15 AM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | Nov 10, 2018 | Erin Murphy
    DES MOINES — The last time Iowa had a race for governor without an elected incumbent, the Democratic candidate won 62 counties and the blue counties dotted the map from river to river. In this week’s midterm elections, even though the Democratic candidate lost by just 3 points, only 11 counties were blue, and they were all in central or eastern Iowa. The divide between rural and urban voters in Iowa continues to sharpen. Democrats dominate in the state’s biggest cities, while Republicans own the rural areas. It's existed for more than a few election cycles, but the contrast has...
  • Pro-Life Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Defeats Planned Parenthood Board Member to Win Re-Election

    11/07/2018 8:48:23 AM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 7, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Incumbent Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds defeated Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell in Iowa’s high-profile gubernatorial race Tuesday. CNN, NBC, and Fox projected Reynolds as the winner after midnight. Reynolds faced a tight race against Hubbell. The race was Iowa’s most expensive gubernatorial race ever. Follow LifeNews.com on Instagram for pro-life pictures and the latest pro-life news. Abortion was a prominent issue on the campaign trail, Reynolds signed a bill banning abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. In contrast, Hubbell is a former Planned Parenthood board member who has promised to restore state funding to Planned Parenthood. First daughter Ivanka...
  • Iowa Absentee Ballot Returns (2016 v 2018)

    11/06/2018 1:07:24 PM PST · by Ravi · 18 replies
    Iowa Sos ^ | 11/06/18 | me
    see comments if interested...
  • Information needed - Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois

    11/06/2018 10:36:44 AM PST · by BlueLancer · 42 replies
    6 November 2018 | BlueLancer
    Looking for any FReepers who can give me some information about Rock Island Arsenal.
  • In Iowa, Cindy Axne(D) Leads Young (R) in District 3 Shocker

    11/02/2018 8:35:59 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 79 replies
    Newmax ^ | 10/29/18 | John Gizzi
    In what was clearly one of the most shocking polls to come out of Iowa this year, a New York Times/Siena College survey released over the weekend showed Democrat Cindy Axne leading Republican Rep. David Young by 43 to 41 percent in the Des Moines-based 3rd District. Read Newsmax: In Iowa, Democrat Cindy Axne Leads David Young, 43 to 41 Percent | Newsmax.com
  • Steve King has fiery exchange at Iowa townhall (Bird-Dogging)

    11/01/2018 11:26:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/01/18 | Tal Axelrod
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) had a fiery exchange Thursday at an Iowa town hall with an attendee who asked whether he was a white nationalist. King also took umbrage at the questioner for drawing a link between King's rhetoric and the man accused of killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday. “The terrorist who committed this crime, he was quoted as saying, ‘they bring invaders in that kill our people, I can’t sit back and watch out people get slaughtered.’ You, Steve King, have been quoted as saying, ‘we can’t restore our civilization with other people’s babies.’ You...
  • Land O’Lakes will no longer support Steve King, citing 'company's values'

    10/30/2018 9:26:13 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 179 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2018
    Dairy company Land O'Lakes will no longer make financial contributions to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), the company said Tuesday. "The Land O’Lakes, Inc. PAC has traditionally contributed to lawmakers of both parties that represent the communities where our members and employees live and work and are also on committees that oversee policies that directly impact our farmer owners," Land O'Lakes said in a statement. "We take our civic responsibility seriously, want our contributions to be a positive force for good and also seek to ensure that recipients of our contributions uphold our company’s values. On that basis, we have determined...
  • NRCC Sends Message That It Won’t Support Rep. Steve King

    10/31/2018 4:14:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    rollcall ^ | October 30, 2018
    Iowa Republican has come under renewed scrutiny for past remarks The campaign arm of House Republicans will not be sending any last-minute support to controversial Rep. Steve King, who faces a competitive race in a deep-red Iowa district. King has been the subject of renewed attention for racist remarks and social media posts backing white nationalists, following the shooting last week at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead. Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers, who chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee, tweeted Thursday that King’s “recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy...