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  • FBI Director Christopher Wray Has Made It Clear He Will Not Share Docs With Congress

    06/19/2018 10:55:06 AM PDT · by detective · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/19/2018 | Nick Givas
    Shortened title. Full title: Judge Napolitano Says FBI Director Christopher Wray Has Made It Clear He Will Not Share Docs With Congress Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said he was disturbed by FBI Director Christopher Wray’s refusal to cooperate with Congress in their mission to obtain certain documents. “What I saw yesterday that startled me the most, it wasn’t the Democrats getting their narrative out of this, that this has nothing to do with Russia or the Republicans getting their narrative out of this. That the investigation of Hillary was so wide of a mark, we’ve never...
  • Congress: Deny Peter Strzok a Second Bite of the Apple

    06/19/2018 9:46:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/19/18 | Judi McLeod
    A second bite at the apple? The American masses are still gagging on the first one Poor, Poor Pierre. Peter Strzok, that is. A horse long out of the barn who now wants to clear his name—and get a few things off his chest. How about climbing off the chest of the citizenry at large?
  • House Democrats look to hire Parkland students to work on gun violence issues

    06/18/2018 10:02:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Alex Moe
    Lawmakers would bring students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to Capitol Hill for the summer. Student survivors of gun violence descended on Washington en masse earlier this year during the massive March for Our Lives on March 24. Now some lawmakers would like to bring them back for an entire summer. House Democrats are inviting students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — who survived a mass school shooting in February — to come intern in their offices, working on gun violence prevention....
  • Congress’ Threats Lack Teeth And DOJ Knows It

    06/17/2018 8:12:01 AM PDT · by bitt · 66 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 6/16/2018 | Larry Schweikart
    In the war over documents between the House and Senate committees investigating the FBI and other intelligence abuses and the FBI/Department of Justice, you might wonder why Congress keeps whining. After all, they say “We asked for these documents a year ago and still don’t have them!” “Why weren’t these sections included in what we requested?” And so on. You have probably heard that Congress has “oversight” powers over these executive departments and agencies. In a sense that’s true, although there was no Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1789. Indeed, there is no Department of Justice mentioned in the Constitution...
  • Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separations

    06/17/2018 8:14:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 99 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 17, 2018 | Peter Baker
    Leading figures of both parties pressured President Trump on Sunday to halt his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, as the issue further polarized the already divisive immigration debate in Washington. Republican lawmakers, the former first lady Laura Bush and a onetime adviser to Mr. Trump joined Democrats, including former President Bill Clinton, in condemning the family separations that have removed nearly 2,000 children from their parents in just six weeks. The administration pushed back, arguing that it was just enforcing the law — a false assertion that President Trump has made repeatedly.
  • NeverTrumper/Ex-CIA Chief Mike Hayden: Trumps Border Policy Like A Nazi Slave-Labor Camp

    06/17/2018 3:39:29 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2018 | Neil Munro
    The U.S. government’s policy detaining migrant parents while sheltering their children elsewhere is reminiscent of Adolf Hitler’s slave-labor camps, according to a Tweet from former intelligence chief and NeverTrump activist Gen. Michael Hayden. Hayden, who ran the National Security Agency from 1999 to 2005, and was CIA director from 2006 to 2009, Tweeted an image of the entrance to the Birkenau slave-labor camp, with the comment “other governments have separated mothers and children.”
  • Lou Dobbs: If Paul Ryan ‘Deceives’ Trump into DACA Amnesty, GOP Will Lose House Majority

    06/17/2018 10:44:02 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs says if President Trump is “deceived” by the Republican establishment and House Speaker Paul Ryan into supporting an amnesty for illegal aliens, it will “most certainly” cost the GOP their majority in the House. During a segment of Lou Dobbs Tonight, Dobbs blasted a plan by Ryan and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) which would grant amnesty to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens who have been shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. According to the White House, Trump now supports the amnesty deal, though the president...
  • Nunes: If DOJ Does Not Turn Over Documents by Monday They Will Have ‘Hell to Pay’ by Wednesday

    06/17/2018 10:34:52 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures on Father’s Day. Rep. Nunes told Maria the Department of Justice leadership has until Monday to turn over the subpoenaed documents or they will have “hell to pay.” Rep. Devin Nunes: The deadline is this week. So if documents begin to be turned over tomorrow and a clear way and path forward for everything else is not clear here in the next couple of days there’s going to be hell to pay by Wednesday morning… All of the members of the House...
  • Immediately scrap F-35 sale to Turkey, congresspeople urge Mattis

    06/15/2018 1:21:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Ahval (Events) News ^ | Jun 15 2018 | Michael Mackenzie
    It would be “inconceivable” for the United States to go through with a deal supplying advanced F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, 44 members of the House of Representatives have warned in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Turkey, a NATO ally of the United States and a low level partner in the jet’s production, is set to receive the first of 100 of the jets on order at a rollout ceremony in the United States scheduled for Jun. 21. However, the deal has met with intense resistance from congress, both houses of which have produced bipartisan motions...
  • President Trump: I won’t sign the moderate immigration bill [Video]

    06/15/2018 12:47:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 15, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Next week, the House of Representatives will consider two immigration bills, a bill sponsored by Rep. Goodlatte, R-Va., that conservatives are supporting and a more moderate bill with a special pathway to U.S. citizenship for DACA recipients. In an interview on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning, President Donald Trump announced that he will not sign a moderate immigration bill. @realDonaldTrump: "I need a bill that gives this country tremendous boarder security... we have to have the wall, if we don't have the wall there is no bill" Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus have pressured House leadership for months to...
  • Exclusive: Republican Members Considering Forcibly Removing Paul Ryan From Speakership

    06/15/2018 11:48:07 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 15, 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told Breitbart News Tonight earlier this week that House Republicans are considering forcibly removing House Speaker Paul Ryan from the speakership via a “motion to vacate the chair” over Ryan’s efforts to undermine President Donald Trump’s agenda. ~~ Ryan claimed, falsely, to House Republican members recently in a conference meeting that the president did support the Ryan amnesty bill–something the president confirmed on Fox and Friends on Friday morning was not true. The president opposes the bill and Ryan’s continued claims that Trump did back the bill are now proven to be false.
  • Congress and POTUS Will Be Briefed on IG Report Noon Tomorrow, Public Release 3:00pm…

    06/13/2018 10:31:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 131 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 6/13/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Following the traditional process for releasing high-profile reports the Department of Justice – Office of Inspector General (DOJ-OIG) report will be released tomorrow with a briefing to congress and the president happening around Noon, and a public release at 3:00pm. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will brief the President while senior officials from the DOJ will brief congress and their staff. The 500-page report will cover the DOJ and FBI conduct surrounding the Clinton classified email investigation, and was originally commissioned during the Obama administration to review whether the FBI and DOJ politicized the Clinton investigation and subsequent outcome.
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz: We Need to Impeach Rod Rosenstein! (Video)

    06/13/2018 9:12:30 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 13, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title Should Read: Rep. Matt Gaetz: We Need to Impeach Rod Rosenstein! If We Don’t Defend Our Institution Then What Good Is Congress? GOP Representatives Ron DeSantis, Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz joined joined Sean Hannity on Wednesday night to discuss the shocking development that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened Congressional staffers. Earlier on the show Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Sean that Rod Rosenstein threatened three staffers in his presence and he suspects several more were threatened.
  • GOP Lawmakers to Introduce Resolution Giving DOJ 7 Days to Turn Over Documents Owed to Congress

    06/13/2018 12:53:40 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 13, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) and fellow GOP Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH) are set to introduce a resolution giving the DOJ 7 days to turn over documents owed to Congress. Rep. Jordan then ripped DAG Rosenstein for threatening Congressional staff members. “It’s time for House Leadership to stand up.” Jim Jordan tweeted: Rod Rosenstein threatened congressional staff. When the bully picks on your little brother, you have to respond. It’s time for House Leadership to stand up.
  • AG Jeff Sessions: “I’m Confident” Deputy AG Rosenstein Did Not Threaten Members of Congress (VIDEO)

    06/13/2018 11:51:35 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 92 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to subpoena emails, phone records and other documents of Republican lawmakers on the House Intel Committee back in January, confirming previous reports. ~~ On Tuesday night Jeff Sessions told Tucker Carlson that he did not believe Rosenstein threatened Congress.
  • Rod Rosenstein’s Subpoena Threat: He’s Conflicted, and He’s Acting Like It

    06/13/2018 11:38:11 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 58 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | June 13, 2018 12:16 PM | By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    The House Intelligence Committee is investigating whether the government has used the Justice Department’s awesome investigative authorities as a weapon against political adversaries. We learned yesterday that, in response to this ... Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . . . threatened to use the Justice Department’s awesome investigative authorities as a weapon against political adversaries. That Rosenstein threatened to subpoena the committee’s records does not seem to be in serious dispute...the best explanation for the outburst is that Rosenstein is beset by profound conflicts of interest, and he’s acting like it.... Rosenstein has clung to his role as Mueller’s ostensible...
  • Ryan Sets Votes on Immigration as Moderates’ Revolt Falls Short

    06/12/2018 9:45:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 12, 2018 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Thomas Kaplan
    After frenzied late-night negotiations, Speaker Paul D. Ryan defused a moderate Republican rebellion on Tuesday with a promise to hold high-stakes votes on immigration next week, thrusting the divisive issue onto center stage during a difficult election season for Republicans. The move by Mr. Ryan, announced late Tuesday by his office, was something of a defeat for the rebellious immigration moderates, who fell two signatures short of the 218 needed to force the House to act this month on bipartisan measures aimed more directly at helping young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Instead, the House is most...
  • The Democrats' IT Scandal Cover-Up

    06/12/2018 8:30:36 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 12, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz subverted our democracy and interfered in the 2016 election in ways Moscow could only dream of, yet while Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues to chase Russian phantoms, the case against Wasserman Schultz and Imran Awan, the IT director she and other Congressional Democrats employed, continues to drag on despite overwhelming evidence of criminality and clear national security implications. Schultz was forced to step down after hacked emails revealed that she and the DNC had their finger on the scales and actively worked to defeat Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primaries in favor of...
  • Bill Introduced In Congress That Would Require Gun Owners To Be Licensed & Sales Tracked

    06/12/2018 6:11:34 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 36 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 11, 2018 | Tim Brown
    Needless to say, you don't need a license to own a gun, just like you don't need a license to engage in any of the other rights that are supposed to be protected under our Constitution, like exercising the Christian religion in public, free speech, freedom of the press or freedom of assembly. Here's just another way that Communist Democrats are attempting to regulate and restrict your God-given right to keep and bear arms. A bill introduced last week in the House by Representative Bobby Rush as H.R. 6024 and in the Senate as S.3002 by Senator Tammy Duckworth would...
  • Can the GOP Establishment Stop Being Idiots Just Once?

    06/11/2018 4:33:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    The Congressional GOP, in its finite wisdom, has taken a look at the Democrats blowing their Blue Wave and decided that the smart play to exploit their unexpected (and undeserved) improving prospects by embracing the exact opposite of what the militant Normals sent them to Washington to do because…because they are establishment Republicans and stupid is what they do.These geniuses have considered all the possible ways to use the limited legislative time available to implement a conservative agenda and decided that the big legislative priority during the ramp-up to the midterms must be handing citizenship to a bunch of future...