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  • Hillary Clinton lost security clearance

    10/12/2018 2:41:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    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.
  • Senate Judiciary Committee clears eight of Trump's judicial nominees

    10/11/2018 10:09:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The Judiciary Committee cleared eight more judicial nominees Thursday, giving GOP leaders a total of 49 judges ready to be confirmed by the whole Senate. The votes — the first since the committee’s nasty fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh — cleared seven district court nominees and one circuit court pick. That nominee, Jonathan A. Kobes for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was approved on a party-line vote. Democrats said Mr. Kobes, who works as a lawyer for Sen. Mike Rounds, South Dakota Republican, wasn’t ready to be a judge, citing the American Bar Association’s rating...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, October 4, 2018 [prayer]

    10/03/2018 11:56:47 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 36 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | October 4, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer today for mercy and healing for our nation.
  • Men interviewed by Senate Judiciary say they had encounter with Ford, NOT Kavanaugh

    09/27/2018 5:12:28 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 33 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/27/18 | USA Featurs
    Discovery: In a late-breaking development Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans revealed they had talked to two men this week who said they had an encounter with Christine Blasey Ford decades ago, and that she is mistakingly blaming it on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The revelation came amid a flurry of last-minute accusations from at least three other women against Kavanaugh, one who claimed he ‘raped’ her in the back seat of a car. Committee Republicans said in a statement that on Monday they conducted their “first interview with a man who believes he, not Judge Kavanaugh, had the encounter with Dr....
  • Senate Republicans, offering Wednesday hearing, give Kavanaugh accuser a few more hours to respon

    09/21/2018 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21,2018 | Alex Pappas
    Fox News was told that the Republican senators want an answer “by the end of the day.” In a statement released Friday evening, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley extended the deadline for a response to 10 p.m. If there's no response, or a rejection of the offer, Grassley said in a statement, the committe may set a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Monday. “I’m extending the deadline for response yet again to 10 o’clock this evening," Grassley said. "I’m providing a notice of a vote to occur Monday in the event that Dr. Ford’s attorneys don’t respond or Dr....
  • Grassley panel scraps Kavanaugh hearing, warns committee will vote without deal

    09/21/2018 3:57:21 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing a high-stakes hearing set for early next week on the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The committee announced on Friday that the Monday hearing — where both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, had been invited to speak — was being called off. Instead, Grassley said in a statement Friday that he is giving Ford’s lawyers until 10 p.m. on Friday to respond to the GOP request for her to testify on Wednesday. If they do not, or if Ford declines to testify, Grassley said the Judiciary Committee will...
  • SCOTUS | Ranking Member Refuses to Disclose Secret Allegations Even After Dr. Ford Goes Public

    09/19/2018 7:09:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 57 replies
    senate.gov ^ | September 19, 2018 | Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
    WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today made a formal request for a copy of the letter Ranking Member Feinstein received in July alleging misconduct by Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a teenager.  While Feinstein eventually referred the letter to the FBI last week, which was then redacted and added to Judge Kavanaugh’s background file, committee Republicans have not yet been able to access an unredacted version of the letter.  “My staff has made repeated requests for this document-which has become a significant piece of evidence in Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation process-but your staff has so far refused to...
  • Grassley: Kavanaugh accuser 'deserves to be heard' in 'appropriate' manner

    09/17/2018 10:36:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 17, 2018 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Monday said that Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, “deserves to be heard” in an “appropriate” manner. “Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has deserves to be heard, so I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner,” Grassley said in a statement. He said his committee is “working diligently to get to the bottom of these claims,” an indication that another round of committee hearings is possible. The most prominent precedent is from...
  • Republicans Shut Down Cory Booker’s ‘Grandstanding’ on Confidential Docs With Sick Burns

    09/06/2018 8:53:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.mediaite.com ^ | Sep 6th, 2018, 10:31 am | by Caleb Howe
    At today’s third and final day of Judge Brett Kavanaugh‘s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, once again the argument over the quantity and origin of documents erupted, and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) faced off for a third day. As Booker delivered a lengthy set of remarks about his own actions, Grassley sharply smacked him as self-aggrandizing. Sen. Booker stated that he was going to release to the public one of the documents deemed confidential, despite the fact that this would violate rules. And then he said it again. And then some more. Sir, I...
  • Ben Sasse Conducts a Two-Minute Master Class in American Civics....(Stunning!)

    09/04/2018 8:26:54 PM PDT · by caww · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/4/2018 | DAVID FRENCH
    (Senator Ben Sasse Schools the Senate Judiciary Committee on the role of the Judiciary in the American constitutional republic..) Sasse describes the “elegant and fair process” the Founders created, a system in which Congress makes law, the executive humbly enforces the law, and the judiciary applies “written laws to facts and cases that are actually before it.” And in this process the key question is “not what did Brett Kavanaugh think eleven years ago on some policy matter. The question before us is whether or not he has the temperament and the character to take his policy views and political...
  • Judiciary Committee sets date for vote on Kavanaugh confirmation

    09/04/2018 3:46:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Senate Republicans laid out a fast schedule Tuesday for action on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, setting up a Sept. 20 vote in committee which would be followed by action on the full Senate floor the final week of the month. Barring hiccups, that schedule would put Judge Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court before its Oct. 1 start of the new session.
  • BREAKING: DOJ Inspector General Has Announced an Official Release Date 4 FBI Misconduct Report[6-18]

    06/07/2018 3:27:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced late Thursday his office will release the highly anticipated report about how the FBI handled various aspects of the 2016 presidential election on Thursday, June 14. The announcement comes after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley again rescheduled a hearing, originally set for June 5, to go over the long awaited OIG investigation findings. "Thank you for inviting me to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 18, 2018, about the findings in the Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) forthcoming Review of Allegations Regarding Various Actions by the Federal...
  • Grassley, Dems step up battle over judicial nominees

    02/19/2018 4:16:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2018
    The battle between Senate Democrats and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) over the “blue-slip rule” escalated this week, after another one of President Trump’s judicial nominees advanced without the approval of both of their home-state senators The blue-slip rule — which Democrats describe as a long-running Senate tradition Grassley has taken to ignore — has become a flashpoint for members on the Judiciary Committee. The committee has been tasked with considering the slew of nominees from the Trump administration, many of which have been controversial. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the committee’s top Democrat, said that Grassley’s decision to...
  • Gohmert Pushing to Subpoena Transcripts From FISA Court Hearings (VIDEO)

    02/04/2018 9:04:18 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 70 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 4, 2018
    Rep Gohmert appeared on Fox News Sunday to talk about the FISA abuse memo which was released Friday. Gohmert also revealed he is requesting the House Judiciary Committee subpoena the FISA court hearing transcripts. “I have prepared a letter that I plan to submit to and hopefully have other people sign on with me tomorrow on our Judiciary Committee we have a great Chairman [Bob Goodlatte] on our Judiciary Committee. He wants to get to the facts and what I’m asking him for is that we as the Judiciary Committee subpoena the transcripts from the FISA court hearings, the four...
  • Sessions clashes with Franken over Russia claim: 'Give me a break'

    10/18/2017 1:50:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions publicly and repeatedly clashed with Democratic Sen. Al Franken on Wednesday after being pressed over the accuracy of past testimony regarding his communications with the Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign. In one of several testy exchanges Sessions had with Democratic senators during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Franken, D-Minn., grilled the attorney general and suggested his explanations have changed. “The goal post has been moved. First it was ‘I did not have communications with Russians’ – which was not true. Then it was ‘I never met with Russians to discuss any political campaign’ –...
  • The real story of that Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting gets even stranger

    08/11/2017 2:12:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8-10-17 | Jazz Shaw
    When we last checked in on newly released information regarding that infamous tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton, we learned that the media wasn’t terribly interested in discussing the matter any more than absolutely necessary. But as reporters continue to dig through the trove of Justice Department emails obtained by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, we find out that there were some people who were very interested in talking. The people in question would be Lynch’s staff and they were having a flurry of discussions with...
  • Graham Gets Heated During Questions About Unmasking Private Conversations [VIDEO]

    06/29/2017 11:34:53 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/27/17 | Henry Rodgers
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham became frustrated with intelligence community lawyers Tuesday, when they would not answer a question about his conversations being picked up while the U.S. was spying on foreign targets. Graham asked the lawyers at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday whether he is legally entitled to know if his communications are collected and “unmasked” within the administration. The identities of U.S. citizens inadvertently caught up in foreign spying are typically “masked” from officials to protect their privacy rights. “It’s important to us to get the facts right,” Graham said. “Did the name come in masked or unmasked?...
  • Senate announces probe of Loretta Lynch behavior in 2016 election

    06/23/2017 12:58:01 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 83 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, June 23, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday. In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.
  • Senate Judiciary Committee refers Planned Parenthood for criminal charges

    12/13/2016 6:16:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2016 | Bradforb Richardson
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is recommending criminal charges against Planned Parenthood for allegedly trafficking in fetal body parts from abortions for profit. In a letter sent to the FBI and the Department of Justice on Tuesday, committee chair Chuck Grassley referred four of Planned Parenthood’s largest affiliates, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and three of the abortion provider’s business partners for potential prosecution.
  • Grassley: We're not delaying Sessions hearing

    12/13/2016 4:13:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2016 | Jordai Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on Tuesday evening that he will not delay Sen. Jeff Sessions's attorney general confirmation hearing amid a Democrat push for more information. "Any suggestion that a nominee’s good faith efforts to locate and produce responsive material is cause for delay begins to look like a call for delay for delay’s sake, rather than a thorough review of a colleague’s character and qualifications," Grassley said. The Judiciary Committee chairman added that "I look forward to hearing from Senator Sessions on Jan. 10." His pushback comes after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Grassley on...