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Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff and Warner DEMAND DOJ-FBI Defy Trump Declassification Order
Gateway Pundit ^ | September 18, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks

Posted on 09/19/2018 6:39:59 PM PDT by Cheerio

In a shocking letter intended to undermine the President, and his authority over the Executive Branch, multiple high ranking Democrats sent a letter ordering intelligence agencies to ignore Trump’s order to declassify numerous documents involving the Russia investigation until consulting with Congress.



The intelligence agencies serve at the pleasure of the president — and this clearly crosses the line separating the branches of government.

The letter was signed by Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Senator Mark Warner, and Senator Charles Schumer and sent to Director Coats, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Director Wray.

“Your agencies’ review, and any communication with the White House on the substance of the material, should not proceed further until you have briefed the Gang of Eight in person,” the letter orders.

DC-based lawyer Will Chamberlain called the letter a constitutional crisis and urged the GOP to consider taking action against the lawmakers who signed.

“You are equal branches of government, but they’re not subordinate to you,” Chamberlain said of the letter signers. “I’m sorry — President Trump has not issued a request to the intelligence agencies that they declassify this information, he has issued an order.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: doj; fbi; pelosi; schumer
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DEEP STATE and it's supporters from the Ovomit Empire squealing like stuck pigs. Sure hope Trump ignores them.
1 posted on 09/19/2018 6:39:59 PM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

I have tried to include twitter photos forever and I still do not have the receipe.


2 posted on 09/19/2018 6:40:39 PM PDT by Cheerio ( #44, the UNKNOWN Manchurian Candidate)
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Leaking info is fine..as long as it benefits Democrats..if it benefits Republicans..OMG NO NO THIS IS EVIL ITS A THREAT TO OUR SECURITY


3 posted on 09/19/2018 6:42:13 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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Then charge them all with sedition and put them in prison.


4 posted on 09/19/2018 6:42:27 PM PDT by chris37 ("I am everybody." -Mark Robinson)
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To: Cheerio

We need some Legislatures replaced who will respect the rule of law, and uphold the Constitution.


5 posted on 09/19/2018 6:42:29 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Cheerio

Eric Smallwood was bitching and moaning today.


6 posted on 09/19/2018 6:43:30 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: chris37

“Then charge them all with sedition and put them in prison.”


7 posted on 09/19/2018 6:45:34 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21)
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Will Chamberlain called the letter a constitutional crisis

A constitutional crisis means that there is no way out of the present predicament under the Constitution. That is simply not the case here. All executive power is vested in the President who is the commander in chief of the armed forces [and therefore arbiter of what information is or is not vital to national security]. There is no constitutional crisis. Some legislators are simply opining about things outside their ken and calling for insurrection.

The real crisis is that the Constitution did not contemplate that the majority party in the Congress would be composed of invertebrates. To that problem there is no solution since the other party was the party we ran from when we voted in the spineless party.

8 posted on 09/19/2018 6:45:46 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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Of course they do. They can read the writing on the wall. They’re toast if the truth comes out.

Things could get very interesting.


9 posted on 09/19/2018 6:46:35 PM PDT by Bullish (My tagline ran off with another man.)
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It's not leaking. The Commander in Chief authorized it's release. Of course he has to be the final arbiter as CINC.

Imagine you get wind of an attack force on Hawaii aimed at sinking your carriers. So you move the carriers away. That the carriers have moved is normally classified information, but you might elect to announce that the carriers are not longer in Hawaii thereby defeating the purpose of the advance and potentially staving off attack. The President breaks no law by ordering the release of the non-location of the carriers.

10 posted on 09/19/2018 6:48:43 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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I wonder if Ovomit feels the walls closing in on him?

He should.


11 posted on 09/19/2018 6:48:43 PM PDT by Bullish (My tagline ran off with another man.)
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While we (conservative types) are busy being the grown ups in the room, the irresponsible mutton heads are having a fit and taking control.


12 posted on 09/19/2018 6:49:13 PM PDT by madison10 (Pray for President Trump.)
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Then charge them all with sedition and put them in prison.

I agree, use all of the power of government to see that they never get out of prison.

13 posted on 09/19/2018 6:49:13 PM PDT by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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To: CMailBag

Swinewell’s a co-conspirator and belongs in prison for it.


14 posted on 09/19/2018 6:50:28 PM PDT by Bullish (My tagline ran off with another man.)
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To: chris37

sounds exciting


15 posted on 09/19/2018 6:51:22 PM PDT by frank ballenger (.End noncitizen & illegals voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: Cheerio

A little help here. I have been scouring the constitution, and I can’t find “gang of eight” listed anywhere.


16 posted on 09/19/2018 6:51:36 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Cheerio
You have to right click on the picture itself and then use 'copy image location' {FireFox}


17 posted on 09/19/2018 6:52:18 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Jeff Sessions IS the insurance policy)
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To: Cheerio

Arrest them for sedition.


18 posted on 09/19/2018 6:52:38 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: AndyJackson

One of the best posts of the week.

Surgery to add backbones to GOP in Congress is covered by Medicaid, I think. Or we’ll do a GoFundMe.


19 posted on 09/19/2018 6:54:32 PM PDT by frank ballenger (.End noncitizen & illegals voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: Cheerio

Of course they do.

You cannot have transparency of democrats breaking the law.

Especially at that level! That would be Constitutional and that isn’t accepted.


20 posted on 09/19/2018 6:54:48 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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