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DOJ Blows Past Deadline to Turn Over
Documents to Congress on Dossier

Townhall, by Katie Pavlich

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/2/2018 5:21:25 AM

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is blasting the Department of Justice and FBI after officials ignored congressional subpoenas and blew threw a deadline to turn over documents related to the infamous Fusion GPS dossier. In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Nunes points out that not only did DOJ mislead his Committee about the existense of documents, they also unlawfully failed to comply with congressional requests. "Several weeks ago, DOJ informed the Committee that the basic investigatory documents demanded by the subpoenas, FBI Form FD-302 interview summaries, did not exist. However, shortly before my meeting with you in early

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pchristopher, 1/2/2018 5:37:13 AM     (No. 11497369)

Is Alleged Attorney General Sessions aware that he´s the head of the DOJ and needs to clean out his septic tank of an organization or has he just completely recused himself of everything except his paycheck?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: judy, 1/2/2018 6:01:26 AM     (No. 11497377)

Will Nunes issue contempt of congress like he promised?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: barryno, 1/2/2018 6:29:39 AM     (No. 11497387)

I´m at the point I want Trump to have them arrested, investigated, and shoot the wrong doers for treason.

There´s gotta be someone in DOJ, FBI, or CIA that aren´t partisan hacks.

If not, martial law, clean em out and start over. Enough, already.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/2/2018 6:39:28 AM     (No. 11497397)

AG Sessions, what´s up, sir?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GrandmaP, 1/2/2018 6:44:29 AM     (No. 11497398)

Holder was held in contempt with no consequences. Who will prosecute Rosenstein et al, the DOJ itself? It´s an empty gesture. Nothing will come of holding him in contempt. Fire him, POTUS.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Krause, 1/2/2018 6:55:29 AM     (No. 11497409)

I think it´s a given that the FBI is obviously guilty of something, like Lois Lerner and the IRS.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 1/2/2018 7:01:38 AM     (No. 11497411)

Holder and Lynch at least flew top cover for jug ears. Sessions is a total waste of oxygen. Those pictures of him must be something to behold.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/2/2018 7:16:09 AM     (No. 11497421)

Well, Jeffery, what side of this bazooka are you on? Seems to me you have wandered into the swamp yourself. Is it that bad? Is what ever happened to our Republic so bad you can´t bring yourself to confront it? Then resign, Jeffery- make room for someone who can at lest tell us about it so we can prepare a future.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Uno_Thatguy, 1/2/2018 7:18:04 AM     (No. 11497426)

Congress has virtually no power to prosecute. They are an investigative body If-----? someone agrees to be investigated.

It´s time to indict and seat a plethora of grand juries. We have new judges and there are plenty of attorneys that would jump at the chance to prosecute!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/2/2018 7:30:08 AM     (No. 11497437)

I realize that 2017 was a long time ago, but I can still recall a fellow named Sessions taking an oath to enforce the laws of the federal government. Perhaps that was for his job as AG or possibly as head of ICE or the National Park Service. It was so long ago that I can´t remember who is Attorney General in the Trump Administration.

If readers can recall who, if anyone, replaced the stunningly partisan and corrupt Loretta Lynch as AG, please drop a note.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/2/2018 7:33:45 AM     (No. 11497441)

Has DC declared itself to be a Sanctuary City where crooked politicians go to commit high crimes and acts of treason? Certainly appears that way to the average American living under the thumb of a government so corrupted it cannot police itself. The natives out in the hinderlands are getting restless when they see no one held accountable for the criminality that is running rampant among the pampered political class. Please explain to us why we should continue to pay taxes to enable the corrupt to live the high life and enjoy fine pensions and health care. Our patience is being stretched to the breaking point.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/2/2018 7:59:26 AM     (No. 11497462)

Can we please remove the word “mislead” and all of its tenses from the dictionary? The DOJ didn’t mislead, they LIED. Nail them all.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: daisymay, 1/2/2018 8:13:16 AM     (No. 11497470)

It´s very dangerous to lay down a Red Line. If you´re going to do it, you better have a plan B for that Line being ignored or you look like a Fool! Nunes sent these subpoenas out in August. Jeesh! Here we are in January and NOW he wants them to set up dates for Interviews. How about giving them 24 hours! Submit those documents or you will be picked up and taken to JAIL until you produce them! Right now they´re making a Laughing Stock of Nunes! Nobody is afraid of him! He needs to do SOMETHING to prove he means business!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: little guy, 1/2/2018 8:18:29 AM     (No. 11497478)

Jeff Sessions has to be the laziest, sleepy, dumbest Bluetick Coonhound I have ever seen come out of Alabama! The damn raccoons are running back & forth right in front of you and you can even muster a growl? Geez! Come on, boy, get your butt in gear and chase ´em!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: George R., 1/2/2018 8:25:02 AM     (No. 11497482)

-If they´re in "contempt of Congress", Nunes should send the federal Marshalls to pick them up and perp-walk them right up the Capitol steps in shackles.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MOAB, 1/2/2018 8:29:34 AM     (No. 11497486)

Enough is enough! Have them put in jail and stop the idle threats.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: burninfilm, 1/2/2018 8:33:38 AM     (No. 11497488)

Jeff Sessions? Who´s that?
Great disappointment is an understatement!



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Reply 18 - Posted by: fed-up, 1/2/2018 8:35:28 AM     (No. 11497490)

Something has to start breaking loose soon on this, or I think Trump will weigh in even more with Sessions. I still for the life of me wonder why Sessions is not making Rosenstein give up the documents. Congress has the legal right to have them. Sessions doesnt have to be involved but he certainly has the obligation to force Rosenstein to follow the law!



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Reply 19 - Posted by: TCloud, 1/2/2018 8:52:32 AM     (No. 11497510)

AG: Limp wristed vs iron fisted!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 1/2/2018 8:58:01 AM     (No. 11497517)

IF only we had an AG! Jeff Sessions is the weakest, most useless person that ever sat as AG. Where is he hiding? Is he under his desk, is he being blackmailed? What the ***** is wrong with him. Trump has to do something about this nonentity. Sessions has been the specific cause of 80% of all Trumps problems.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Clinger, 1/2/2018 9:07:28 AM     (No. 11497530)

Perhaps the rest of you were way ahead of me in reaching this conclusion but I think blackmail is at the root of much that otherwise doesn´t make sense. It seems that every glimmer of hope is extinguished from Chaffetz to Gowdy. Why does an entity such as Fusion GPS exist? How many such firms exist? And we also now know that if nothing of substance exists in an opponent´s background that´s a minor issue, something will be made up, paying for false accusations, false dossiers, you name it.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: starboard, 1/2/2018 9:12:01 AM     (No. 11497531)

Now that The Holidays are over and President Trump has his winning legislation of Tax Reform signed and the ink has dried, It´s time to stir up the pot and move forward into 2018. We all know that he has no qualms about firing anyone. Therefore, there must be a strategy in place about Sessions. Let´s hope we find out something soon.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: congar, 1/2/2018 9:42:38 AM     (No. 11497553)

This story gives a clue as to who really runs America these days.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: dvc, 1/2/2018 9:58:20 AM     (No. 11497573)

Desperately trying to cover up their crimes. Since the IG report will be out relatively soon, let them play games. They are toast anyway, and it makes them look guilty to be steadily obstructing the Congressional investigation.

They are tied to the tracks and the train is just around the bend.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 1/2/2018 10:20:16 AM     (No. 11497595)

Jeff Consessions has swung into action!

He has uncovered a nefarious and widespread ring of forgers - - who have been slapping "Godiva" labels onto ordinary Hershey bars.

These bogus candies are being sold in bodegas and Korean delis - - and perhaps have even made their way into 7-Eleven distribution chain - - ripping off the unsuspecting who have a sweet tooth.

Well done, Jeff! America needs you more than ever!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: deborah grannet, 1/2/2018 11:19:41 AM     (No. 11497670)

I have been wondering for ages-- and I would have thought basic journalism 101 would require newspeople to include this info in any story dealing with contempt of Congress--what the penalty is for such a designation. It appears that the maximum penalty is $1000 and 1 year in jail. Not much, but it´s a start-- when will Eric Holder be paying his fine and serving his sentence ?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/2/2018 11:49:29 AM     (No. 11497707)

Contempt, shmetempt; Holder got his pension didn´t he?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Harlowe, 1/2/2018 12:15:47 PM     (No. 11497738)

#21- Quite likely many others share the suspicion of blackmail—blackmail using leverages such as threats of disclosing personal and/or family skeletons in the closet, and/or threats of future harm to anyone (including family members) daring to expose and/or adjudicate criminal charges. While holding office, there may be government protective services; however, upon departure, such protection may become an individual’s personal responsibility. President Trump is to be admired/respected for many reasons, not the least of which is his courage in exposing/standing up to criminal activity within the government. May God send His holy angels to surround/protect him and his family.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 1/2/2018 12:24:14 PM     (No. 11497755)

I dream of Sessions image replacing the picture of Sewel Avery being perp walked from Montgomery Ward HQ on orders from FDR in 1944.


Sorry Lucianne won´t let me post it here

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Reply 30 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 1/2/2018 12:25:42 PM     (No. 11497757)

Since Congress is all kabuki theater, I think there are other reasons for not meeting these deadlines: 1) It wouldn´t amount to a hill of beans even if they DID, and 2) doing so would allow someone in Congress to alert the wrongdoers so they can CYA or fly the coop.

In other words, I think justice is coming from somewhere besides Congress, so why give Congress/the enemy the ammunition to fight back?

And I´m not on the bash-Sessions train for a number of reasons. Although Trump has expressed some disappointment with Sessions, what he has said is ambiguous. He´s never come out and said he wanted him gone. That leads me to look at Trump´s actions. His ACTIONS indicate that Sessions is doing exactly what Trump wants. Otherwise, Trump would have fired him (and all arguments saying he couldn´t are ridiculous, in my opinion).

And lastly, this is an all out war and the stakes for Trump are WAAAY to high for Trump to be dilly-dallying around with an unreliable Attorney General. You DO NOT leave an enemy in such an important position when yours and your family´s lives are at stake!!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Uno_Thatguy, 1/2/2018 1:08:28 PM     (No. 11497792)

#13, Congress has no power to arrest anyone. All they can do is threaten and bluster. If no one wants to participate, well.....?

#18, You´re correct an indictment and arrest is in the hands of the AG at this point. That´s what should happen.

As far as Sessions malingering, I´m with #31. It is my hope that a fail safe case on each count is being made and Sessions is just laying low until he can spring the trap. That is my hope

God Bless America and keep our president safe.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/2/2018 1:40:59 PM     (No. 11497826)

Imagine how long Holder or Lynch would have lasted if they were not ready to march through Hell with two 5 gal plastic gas cans for Obama.

Chivalry is not only dead but it is deadly.

Where is the politician who will stand up and say:"They came to me...threatened my children, killed my cat, threatened to ruin my career, promised to trash my reputation, leave me in poverty and reward me handsomely if only I would co-operate.......and their names are.....and I will not do it."

It will only take one.

The recent "Payoffs" for anti-Trump Bimbos is just the tip of the iceburg.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/2/2018 5:01:45 PM     (No. 11497984)

The deadline is tomorrow, January 3. Pavlich mentions that at the end of the article.

For the letter and clarity, go and read the CTH article on this that was posted here:

http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=931558

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Reply 34 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/2/2018 5:03:52 PM     (No. 11497985)

From the Conservative Treehouse article linked in #34,

House Intelligence Committee Chairman, and Gang of Eight member, Devin Nunes, has delivered an ultimatum to Asst. AG Rod Rosenstein; demanding the DOJ deliver the documents and evidence surrounding the Steele Dossier to the committee by January 3rd.



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The Chronicle receives a deluge of email every day, but one message sent to the news desk on a Saturday evening in April was particularly memorable. “There is a suitcase full of human s— on the corner of Isis and 13th,” the email read. “Last night, I had to threaten violence to a man smoking crystal meth on my front porch. This morning, my 2-year-old son and I watched a rat rummage through the trash in our gutter. “Things have been getting worse and worse on my block since 2010, and the city does NOTHING to fix it,” the angry

NPR: Trump Staffers Are Hypocrites
for Eating at Mexican Restaurants

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/24/2018 4:43:25 AM     Post Reply
It´s come to this: according to some, people should be picking their casual dining choices based on their politics. NPR published an opinion piece by writer Monique Truong that claims in the headline that it is "hypocrisy" for administration members who support President Trump´s way of handling the long-ignored border crisis to eat at Mexican restaurants. These are people who work for the president, of course, so they are essentially being taken to task for doing their jobs. Truong considers recent forays to Mexican food dining establishments by administration policy adviser Stephen Miller and

Hillary Clinton attacks Vladimir Putin as leader
of ´white supremacist and xenophobic movement´

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Independent [UK], by Chris Riotta    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/24/2018 12:53:33 PM     Post Reply
New York - Former Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has hit out at Russian President Vladimir Putin, describing him as the leader of a “white supremacist and xenophobic movement” which is designed to “weaken America’s traditional alliances and undermine democracy.” The former secretary of state did not mince words when discussing the Mr Putin during a lecture at Trinity College Dublin, and declared that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election - which is the subject of multiple investigations in the US Congress and the FBI - as a "clear and present danger" to Western democracy.

Sarah Sanders restaurant tweet from her
official White House account is a ´clear
violation´ of the law, says former top
government watchdog

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Daily Mail (UK), by Emily Goodin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/24/2018 9:42:14 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Sanders´ use of her official government Twitter account to criticize a restaurant for asking her to leave is a ´clear violation´ of federal ethics laws, a top former government watchdog charges. Walter Shaub, who was the director of Office of Government Ethics for five years, wrote on Twitter that the White House press secretary violated federal rules by using her official account for her personal beef with the Red Hen restaurant. ´Sarah, I know you don´t care even a tiny little bit about the ethics rules, but using your official account for this is a clear violation of 5

Rep. Barbara Lee accuses
Trump administration of
´criminalizing´ illegal immigrants

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Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
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Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat, accused the Trump administration Sunday of “criminalizing” illegal immigrants. Ms. Lee, who joined a congressional delegation that visited intake and detention facilities Saturday near the border in Texas, described the conditions as “tragic.” “I mean, these people are being criminalized,” said Ms. Lee on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We went into the processing center, where there are cages, certainly. People think there aren’t, there are, we saw these cages.” At the detention center, she said, “we talked to maybe 10 or 15 mothers. These are jails. These are prisons. These are people

Bill Clinton says tarmac meeting with Lynch
a week before wife´s FBI interview was innocent

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Washington Times, by Rowan Scarborough    Original Article
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Former President Bill Clinton told investigators that he didn’t think the investigation into wife Hillary Clinton’s emails “amounted to much, frankly” and thus found nothing wrong with initiating an impromptu meeting with the attorney general on a Phoenix airport tarmac. Mr. Clinton testified to investigators that he believed he knew the “truth of that whole thing.” He said he did not want to snub Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch when he walked the 30 yards from his private jet to hers. He told her she was doing a great job and that she was his favorite Cabinet secretary. The airport scene —


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