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GOP senators request criminal investigation of Trump dossier author
The Hill ^ | 1/5/2018 | JORDAIN CARNEY

Posted on 01/05/2018 11:02:43 AM PST by bitt

GOP senators request criminal investigation of Trump dossier author © Greg Nash Two Republican senators are asking the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into Christopher Steele, the author of a controversial research opposition dossier on President Trump.

Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray asking that they investigate if the former MI6 agent lied to federal authorities.

"I don’t take lightly making a referral for criminal investigation. But, as I would with any credible evidence of a crime unearthed in the course of our investigations, I feel obliged to pass that information along to the Justice Department for appropriate review,” Grassley said in a statement.

Graham added that "after reviewing how Mr. Steele conducted himself in distributing information contained in the dossier and how many stop signs the DOJ ignored in its use of the dossier, I believe that a special counsel needs to review this matter."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: christophersteele; fbi; fisacourt; fusiongps; goldenshowersdossier; mi6; steele; steeledossier; trumpdosier; uk
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DA DUM DA DUM...
1 posted on 01/05/2018 11:02:43 AM PST by bitt
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To: bitt

I’d say Jan 1 2018 was the turning of the tide.

Now we see how the other side likes it.


2 posted on 01/05/2018 11:06:00 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Benedict McCain is the worst traitor ever to wear the uniform of the US military.)
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To: bitt

Now Sessions and the DOJ must do their job.

No more napping, no more pot, do the job President Trump hired you to do.

5.56mm


3 posted on 01/05/2018 11:06:10 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: bitt

These guys make Jeb seek high energy.


4 posted on 01/05/2018 11:06:45 AM PST by Leep (My otto erect is walking joist find.)
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To: bitt

Trump et al are “steeling” the momentum of the Dims. LOL.


5 posted on 01/05/2018 11:06:51 AM PST by savedbygrace
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To: bitt

And so it begins...


6 posted on 01/05/2018 11:07:45 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: ClearCase_guy

Did Lindsay clear this with McNasty?


7 posted on 01/05/2018 11:12:37 AM PST by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: lonevoice

More good news!


8 posted on 01/05/2018 11:15:55 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray”

Rosenstein- Dead letter office and Wray got a LOT of Rat votes to confirm l expect nothing to come from this.


9 posted on 01/05/2018 11:16:15 AM PST by gibsonguy
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DA DUM DA DUM... BOOM!"
10 posted on 01/05/2018 11:19:03 AM PST by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Only this time there are real crimes, not make-believe one.


11 posted on 01/05/2018 11:19:09 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: gibsonguy

Let’s see...did you also predict that Roy Moore would win and that Al Franken would never resign? I lose track of all the missed predictions here on FR.


12 posted on 01/05/2018 11:20:38 AM PST by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: bitt

This plan is starting to come together and I am loving it!! flying very low under the cloud of the wolfe “book” is the sword of Damocles heading for the exposed neck of Hillary Clinton and her entire gang.


13 posted on 01/05/2018 11:21:04 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: M Kehoe
Now Sessions and the DOJ must do their job.

This report explains why Sessions had to recuse himself. Sessions himself was likely a target of the illicit FISA surveillance that was done as a result of this Fusion GPS dossier. He cannot prosecute a criminal case where he is one of the victims.

14 posted on 01/05/2018 11:28:22 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: bitt

First criminal referral that I can recall.
We will see what Alfred E. Sessions(What Me Worry) does with it.


15 posted on 01/05/2018 11:31:08 AM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Hi.

Thanks.

I’m sure Rosenstein will put this investigation at the top of his to do list.

I crack me up..

5.56mm


16 posted on 01/05/2018 11:33:04 AM PST by M Kehoe
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He cannot prosecute a criminal case where he is one of the victims.

Excellent point. And the story makes reference to a letter that Grassley and Graham have sent to Rosenstein and Wray, not Sessions. It appears that the letter asks for a review of the evidence, and the appointment of a special prosecutor if the evidence warrants. I'm not sure what evidence that Graham and Grassley have seen, but it sounds explosive.

17 posted on 01/05/2018 11:33:56 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: ptsal

Lynda Graham knows McCain knows where the skeletons are buried but also know he can’t remember much of anything right now and not for long at any rate.


18 posted on 01/05/2018 11:47:59 AM PST by epluribus_2 (he had the best mom - ever.)
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To: M Kehoe
Donald Trump is the guy who was ultimately victimized by these pr!cks.

If you think he's going to just let this fade into oblivion, you don't even know the first thing about the man.

19 posted on 01/05/2018 11:48:36 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: bitt

A copy of the letter at the link:

https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/status/949364383066611712


20 posted on 01/05/2018 11:50:16 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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