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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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John McCain always said he’d go down fighting, and so he has, dickering from his deathbed over CIA nominee Gina Haspel and pre-emptively disinviting President Donald Trump from his funeral, then leaving as a legacy some fierce final words for the leader of his party, who is now a political enemy. All Trump displays is “a reality-show facsimile of toughness,” the six-term Arizona senator and former GOP presidential candidate, who for a generation of Washington politicians has defined genuine toughness, writes in his forthcoming memoir. The irony of McCain’s curtain-closing contretemps with the president is that it is clearly

´We are going to take back
the country we love´: Hillary Clinton

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ABC News, by Maryalice Parks    Original Article
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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton acknowledged Friday that Democratic candidates around the country still face basic questions about what they stand for and which policies their party supports. Speaking at a Democrat Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., Clinton urged party leaders to return to the basics and lay out the party’s values for voters. Fair wages, the “absolute promise of universal health care,” public school funding, gun safety reform and equal pay were at the top of the former first lady’s agenda items that she thought should stay central to the Democratic Party’s platform.

F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate
Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to
Spy, as Trump Claims

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New York Times, by Adam Goldman*    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — President Trump accused the F.B.I. on Friday, without evidence, of sending a spy to secretly infiltrate his 2016 campaign “for political purposes” even before the bureau had any inkling of the “phony Russia hoax.” In fact, F.B.I. agents sent an informant to talk to two campaign advisers only after they received evidence that the pair had suspicious contacts linked to Russia during the campaign. The informant, an American academic who teaches in Britain, made contact late that summer with one campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, according to people familiar with the matter. He also met repeatedly in the

Top Intel Dem warns Republicans:
Don´t try to out FBI source

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Max Greenwood    Original Article
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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) warned Republican lawmakers on Friday not to expose the identity of top-secret FBI informant, saying that to do so would be "irresponsible" — and potentially illegal. "It would be at best irresponsible, and at worst potentially illegal, for members of Congress to use their positions to learn the identity of an FBI source for the purpose of undermining the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in our election," Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. "Anyone who is entrusted with our nation’s highest secrets should act with the gravity and

Jimmy Carter drops crowd-size zinger aimed
at Trump during Liberty University commencement

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Washington Examiner, by Laura Barrón-López    Original Article
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Former President Jimmy Carter jabbed President Trump during his commencement speech at Liberty University in Virginia on Saturday, joking about the crowd size at the event. Carter pointed out that the crowd size at the commencement was bigger this year than when Trump spoke to Liberty graduates in 2017, the Associated Press reported. “I don’t know if President Trump would admit that," Carter said, referring to the Trump’s claim, which was widely determined to be false, that his inauguration crowd exceeded 1 million people. Carter wasn´t the only one to bring up the Trump inauguration crowd size Saturday. The Twitter

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry´s royal wedding:
Guests begin arriving, couple´s new titles revealed

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Fox News, by Leora Arnowitz    Original Article
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WINDSOR, England – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s big day has come, and the sun is shining outside of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle where early guests arrived about four hours before the royal wedding is set to begin. Many of the first guests to arrive were part of the approximately 1,200 members of the public that Markle and Prince Harry invited to witness their wedding, some of whom were invited due to their involvement in specific charities that are meaningful to the couple. Those guests will watch the wedding from a designated area outside of the castle, while


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