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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
#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.
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!!
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.
From the Conservative Treehouse article linked in #34,
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