RE: The “Vast Russian Conspiracy” – McConnell Tells McCain and Graham ‘Knock it Off’…

There are so many angles to this political storyline it’s almost impossible to encapsulate them.  Today a Politico article reveals the John McCain/Lindsey Graham push to create an international crisis with Russia has found push-back from an unlikely source, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.

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(Politico) John McCain and Lindsey Graham are backing off of their push for a select committee on cybersecurity after Russian interference in the election, bowing to the political reality that the Senate Republican Conference largely does not back their idea.

[…] “We’re just going to move with the individual committees and see how that works. If it doesn’t work, we’ll regroup,” [Lindsey] Graham said in an interview.

[John] McCain said he’d spoken to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) about the matter. McConnell prefers to use the Intelligence Committee to spearhead the cyber investigation, and McCain said their discussions had done little to move the GOP leader.  “He said he doesn’t think we need it,” McCain said.  (more)

The House Intelligence Committee Chairman Nunes, has already clearly stated the insufferable intelligence claims of John Brennan (CIA) and James Clapper (ODNI) just simply don’t make sense.

Additionally, Nunes highlighted how neither intelligence group was willing to make their case of “Russian Hacking” on-the-record to the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence.

The intellectually honest observer would note that Brennan and Clapper’s refusal to give testimony on this issue is transparent evidence of their claims being purely political in motivation.    The generalized FBI report outlining vague and disingenuous cyber-hacking overall, is further evidence of the lack of substance to the Clapper/Brennan construct.

In short, there simply is no “there” there.

Nunes, as Chairman of the House Committee, is one of the Intelligence Gang of Eight members, so too is Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr:

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Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is the only remaining GOP member on the Gang of Eight from the time of the Libya and Syria Clinton/Panetta Benghazi fiasco.   This fact is tangentially related to his current position.

If President Trump decides to go full swamp-draining wolverine on the intelligence community, McConnell is the only remaining GOP leading member who is substantively at risk from such a public exposition.  All other GOP usurpers quit or retired from office.

President-elect Donald Trump now twirls his Zippo next to the only remaining horsehair holding back the sword of Damocles.  Tenuously positioned above them, the visible risk remains for the congressional “oversight” Go8 team who were/are charged with all covert operational oversight.   One public flick of that Zippo and everyone remaining who was part of that 2010-2012 group could be held to account for high crimes and malfeasance.

It is in Mitch McConnell’s best interest to avoid any conflict with the incoming “outsider” White House as it relates to ‘intelligence oversight and/or accountability’.

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351 Responses to RE: The “Vast Russian Conspiracy” – McConnell Tells McCain and Graham ‘Knock it Off’…

  1. Major Styles says:

    Putin, Trump, LePen, Farange…take us home!!!

    Liked by 18 people

  2. both McCain and Graham qualify anymore as “your creepy uncles.”

    Liked by 19 people

  3. dianeax says:

    I love that beautiful lion!

    Liked by 14 people

  4. TwoLaine says:

    Yeah, and if he thinks TRUMP will be tough, wait until First Lady Melania gets a hold of them. 😉

    Liked by 14 people

  5. missmarple2 says:

    McConnell needs to earn his pay by stopping that McCain “urgent” hearing on the “Russian hacking.”

    This is why they rescheduled the intel briefing with Trump. They want to get the story out before the public here’s what Trump has to say.

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  6. andi lee says:

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  7. drudge down for 10 minutes

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  8. PatriotKate says:

    Very interesting interview from author of new book “CIA As Organized Crime.” He lays out how the CIA started a program called Phoenix during the Vietnam War targeting the civilian population who supported the “insurgency” rebels (i.e. the country’s patriots) who only wanted their country back and did not want Western Civilization forced on them. Recognizing that the civilian population were the greatest threat because they supported their patriots, the CIA would go after the civilians, ruin them, kill them in order to prevent success.

    He outlines how this model has now been organized on a massive scale so that it can be deployed anywhere they want — currently being used in the “war on terror” and in Ukraine and that our own DHS has been modeled in this manner to keep American patriots from rising up successfully. Essentially outlines that this model is being used by the West to colonize much of the world – i.e. NWO I suppose, even though he doesn’t call it that.

    The only thing I don’t like about the interview is his characterization of General Flynn, whom he views supports this. (I disagree and believe that may be one of the reasons Obama fired Flynn, because he wouldn’t do everything Obama wanted).

    Worth the listen. His new book would probably also be quite eye-opening.

    http://investmentwatchblog.com/interview-with-douglas-valentine-the-cia-as-organized-crime/

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    • Beverly says:

      The insurgency rebels meaning the VC? sorry, honey, they were Communists. Extremely bad news.

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      • maiingankwe says:

        Ho Chi Min learned communism in France while he was going to school for higher education. He along with his people were sick and tired of being ruled by foreign governments. Before the French who had come to exploit their rubber and rice were the Chinese who had been there for quite some time, centuries.

        Vietnam’s history is quite interesting, it is also interesting how the French convinced us to put our boys in the game. It is a place we should never have entered. Never. However, the threat of communism and the spreading throughout the world was enough to get our leaders involved.

        We took the bait from some real smooth talkers. We weren’t the only ones either. Australia jumped in as well. They didn’t have near as many Soldiers, but they lost their fair share of boys too.

        Ho Chi Min was a smooth talker as well. He knew how to convince his people that they could run their own country themselves without any puppet masters, and the way to do it was through communism. Equality among all was very inticing indeed, especially when they were watching their leaders in Saigon live the high life at their country’s expense.

        If one was to study all of the players and give each their due, it does not become difficult to see what the Vietnamese wanted and finally decided to fight for.

        I guess it’s how history is written. One could look at us fighting the British and think the same. We wanted our freedom to govern ourselves, and that was the same with Ho Chi Min.

        Yes, we wanted different governments and rule of law, we were very different in that way, however, we wanted freedom from any foreign entity, and were willing to fight for it just like they did.

        We lost good men, far too many during the Vietnam war, and we fought a foe who did not always play by the rules, we didn’t either.

        I am an American and I love my country, always have. I was raised by Veterans, and it was the gentle push of one to take the Vietnam history class that I did, which taught me all sides of our involvement in Vietnam and the history of it before we stepped in. He as well as others did have a grudging respect for Ho Chi Min and what he was trying to do for his country. Please note I said grudging. There is no love lost between our Soldiers and theirs.

        Thank you for reading this. You may not agree, and that is alright, I just wanted to show a bit that is different than what we’ve usually been taught or heard.
        Be well,
        Ma’iingankwe

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        • If it was the French who convince the US to help them it was because of the French recognized that we were flooding dollars on the world for which there were no reserves… remember it was the French who called us on the Gold Window.

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  9. mazziflol says:

    Hmmmmm…..

    Liked by 7 people

  10. litlbit2 says:

    From the Sundance article it appears to me, “draining the swamp” the pump is installed! The process still silent has started! They should be very worried, and they know who, They are.

    Liked by 8 people

  11. David says:

    Happy new year form Jerusalem . In Hebrew “Shana Tova” dance.

    Liked by 19 people

  12. JoD says:

    The “Home Boys”
    McCain….Nursing Home
    Graham….Mental Home
    Rubio……..should have stayed Home!

    Liked by 9 people

  13. scottiegram says:

    This winning is so good, it definitely could become habit-forming!

    Liked by 6 people

  14. lbmomblog says:

    Um, we all know how MSM is fake news, crooked, and just down right filth, so go easy on the twirling of Zippo’s and public flicks of said zippo…those MSM folks are deranged, and will grab at anything.

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  15. Hillbilly4 says:

    Bring Assange home- a free man. Then, leave him & his family alone. The man probably should get a the The Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    Liked by 12 people

  16. janc1955 says:

    I haven’t read the comments yet, so I may be repeating someone else’s post. Just got such a heehaw out of “If President Trump decides to go full swamp-draining wolverine on the intelligence community,” I had to tip my hat to Sundance!

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  17. BillRiser says:

    Instead, after a weekend of The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming!, we get this today:

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  18. There are two reasons detractors referred to Donald Trump as a con-man during the election cycle. The first was simple jealousy that he was beating them. The second is that because even an idiot can see that Donald Trump possesses the best qualities of every talented grifter and con artist there’s ever been. I say best qualities, because he’s practiced in the arts of persuasion and negotiation as any good con man would be, but he uses these powers for good.
    Having a bit of grifter in you, or- and Newt Gingrich is quoted as saying Trump believes this to be a good thing- P.T. Barnum in you is a good thing. Trump believes selling is good. America used to agree. It’s probably no coincidence that Reagan was first and foremost a pitch man.
    So, here we are today with Grahamnesty and the McCainiac trying to start World War Three and the unlikeliest of allies– Mitch McConnell tells them to knock it off?
    Now, why do you suppose that is? One reason could be that Trump has named McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, the new Transportation Secretary.
    With Trump’s promise to spend a trillion dollars on infrastructure, much of it on road, rail, and airports- you bet Mitch McConnell is going to tell the Brokeback Senators to knock that shit off.

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  19. This pic of McConnell practically begging for Trump’s approval and being left to think about it is the best find ever!!!

    If I’m not mistaken McConnell released a book about himself over the summer. Right around the time Cryin Ryan was giving us details about his life to talk over with our loved ones for Independence Day. P U K E.

    If you can’t sit through this whole vid it’s worth it to scroll to 3:30. Promise. Bahahaha

    http://www.cc.com/video-clips/v64ifb/chappelle-s-show-the-playa-haters–ball

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  20. Pam says:

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  21. Most scary place to be is between Schumer and a camera……..

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  22. freddy says:

    So much stuff happening in the next few days it’s boggling…McCain and Grahmn must be watched forever and other GOP guys must be threatened with action by us..the people……There is a major hit going on against Trump and these two clowns are neck deep in it…….Ryan too. Oh I never knew Congress had to vote on the results of the electoral college….Just now I hear the CBS radio news quoting old John and Lindsay on this Russian ruse. They gave the MSM big time red meat…….Anyway the delay on the briefing and Congress needing to approve the results of the electoral college are very strange dots to connect I missed…..

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  23. timmyofoz says:

    Still my view that McCain and Graham will flip parties soon to try to stop Trump.

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  24. Once Written says:

    These bozos are going to back-pedal just like they did after the election. Wait and see.

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  25. psadie says:

    I watched Hannity’s interview with Julian Assange…Julian is very credible and I believe what he says and why he does what he does. I feel sorry for him because he has small children who haven’t seen him in years and he is so pale! I don’t know how he does it with keeping his mental strength.

    Liked by 6 people

    • darththulhu says:

      Being indispensable in taking down the Presidential aspirations of Hillary Clinton has to provide him with at least a COUPLE months of renewed hope. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    • Fe says:

      I watched it too, so relieved that he is alive. Sad for him though, he has a family and hasn’t seen them in a long time. FWIW, I retweeted a couple of Hannity’s comments from the interview to PE Trump.

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    • Maquis says:

      Y’all feel free to tip the man at Wikileaks.
      Yes, I’ve dropped a few bills my own self.
      Helped save our Country, maybe the World.

      Liked by 2 people

  26. Howie says:

    TRUMPZILLA haz them all on the run.

    Liked by 2 people

  27. tempo150101 says:

    On April 19th, 2008 the key figure in the ensuing investigation, Lt. Quarles Harris Jr., 24, who had been cooperating with a federal investigators about the State Dept. hacking, was found slumped dead inside a car.

    WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY? These people operate just like the Soviets. We really are the evil empire.

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    • darththulhu says:

      The OSS being incorporated into the CIA was a huge first step, and the establishment of the NSA around the same time was another. Decades of at-will assassinations and coup-attempts have freely flowed from those mistakes, and are turned back onto American citizens as easily as breathing.

      Whatever other swamps may or may not be drained, the choke-hold of the “intelligence” community on this country is a swamp that no President has even tried to drain in over a half-century. If Trump can manage to drain that, he will rank at least as high as FDR in long-term histories of this country.

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    • Major Styles says:

      When the people who hate the current USSR are funded by Soros, then I tend to side with Russia.

      Liked by 2 people

  28. “Uplink underground, uplink underground. If you say that one more time, I’ll uplink your ass, and you’ll be underground!” – Ben Richards, The Running Man

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  29. maiingankwe says:

    I really wish McConnel wasn’t so bloody smart. I’d love to see him fall long and hard. Who knows, it may still happen, but I doubt it. He hasn’t gotten to where he is by not using his smarts.

    Don’t get me wrong, I really do despise him, but I will give credit where it is due. In all honesty, he belongs behind bars for the rest of his life and he knows it. He knows what he’s done and gotten away with so far.

    This is when I remember Bannon’s radio interview where he asked us to hold their feet to the fire. I think I’m going to write them another long letter.

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  30. bitterlyclinging says:

    ” I replied in the least untruthful manner I could” James Clapper
    The headline story of the 8 year age of Obama.

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  31. Batman says:

    Now headline on Drudge reading Obama amassing American troops on Russian border.

    Isn’t this really about Aleppo?

    What president elect wouldn’t reach out and make ties with Russia at this point? After a purely political move, with such dangerous consequences, by a sitting president on his way out? Obama’s politicized CIA is probably watching Trump’s every move.

    What Obama is doing appears criminally insane.

    But the good news is, Trump is smarter than Obama, and more experienced, and so is Putin. They both have wisdom and maturity, and a basic concern for humanity, and a feeling of responsibility that Obama seems to have eschewed.

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    • Major Styles says:

      Nearly 500,000 people have died in Syria under Obama. Many of these deaths were caused by US involvement under the supervision of the President.

      Would the media have covered this war the same if Trump was in charge? That’s a rhetorical question, of course.

      There’s is a convincing argument to be made for Barrack Obama as a war criminal.

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  32. If McCain and Graham are not on the take from the Clintons, they should be. Those two do so much work to help the Clintons, Obama, and the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). I don’t see why they should be doing it for free.

    When Morsi grabbed power in Egypt, and pushed the MB everywhere, he hired a Clinton employee, and senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Huma got him the job. The guy played a key role in ruthless suppression of dissent in Egypt. When the MB and Morsi were overthrown by Al Sisi, the Clinton guy went to jail. McCain and Lindsay Graham immediately went to Egypt to spring the guy! It didn’t work, and the guy is still in jail.

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  33. UKExpat says:

    The infiltrated and Politicized alphabet organs of Govt and the RINO’s and the GOP warmongers like McCain and Linda Graham are going to be as much of a problem for Trump as the corrupt , undemocratic lying DemoncRATS are,

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  34. Jim says:

    McConnell should straight-up #StripMcCain of ALL committee assignments. Believe me, I’ve already given my two Senators an earful. I frankly wouldn’t care if McCain reacted by leaving the Republicans. As Al Pacino said in Scarface, ‘Who ever said you was one?’

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