Devin Nunes Tonight – Discusses Comey, McCabe and Ongoing Struggles With FBI and DOJ…

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes discusses the ongoing challenges with getting information from DOJ and FBI.

Chairman Nunes discusses a January 2017 briefing with the HPSCI and FBI Director Comey, and how his committee was originally misled by Comey about the origin of the Clinton-Steele Dossier. If there wasn’t a nefarious intent, a willful conspiracy to mislead, then why wasn’t James Comey forthright and fulsome in his answers?

You can call it a soft-coup, or you can call it politicization of the DOJ and FBI, but the end result is the same – the intentional effort to manipulate, influence, and ultimately subvert an election for the presidency of the United States. ~SD

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253 Responses to Devin Nunes Tonight – Discusses Comey, McCabe and Ongoing Struggles With FBI and DOJ…

  1. Caius Lowell says:

    Quick question: What is Judge Jeanine wearing?

    Liked by 6 people

  2. wheatietoo says:

    Let the hammer down.

    “We’re running out of time.”
    Yes, we are.

    We’ve seen this movie before…stall, delay, lie, stall some more.
    Then the Dems declare “Oh this is old news. There is nothing there.”

    Don’t let them get away with it this time!

    Liked by 23 people

    • missilemom says:

      JJ’s show tonight was great. Devin Nunes is the Man!! JJ had great guests and asked insightful questions including asking Grassley why he was pushing a bill to protect Mueller.
      BAM. Greg Gutfields opening on his show on Comey’s interview on Maddow is the best ever. Lawyers have told Comey to shut up!!!

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    • noswamp says:

      wheatietoo, I feel the same way, at times, the Dems and Deep State delay, pretend to sue about nothing, lie about their own collusion with the Russians, treason, and nothing! SD says in other articles that we are close to something big. I get that sense as well. We are on a boat and the waves go up and down but the wind is at our back. We are moving forward.

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      • WSB says:

        This just makes the statute of limitations later! Ha!

        Liked by 1 person

        • Cathy M. says:

          The dems & the soft coup group are trying to slow walk the investigations so the statute of limitations will run before indictments can be handed down (and stalling for mid-term elections) .
          The statute of limitations starts clicking after the last illegal act in furtherance of whatever crime was being investigated. The statute of limitations for most federal criminal laws is 5 yrs. A person cannot be prosecuted for the crime(s) alleged once the statute has “run”. The suspect must be indicted before the statute of limitation has run out.

          (hope I didn’t misinterpret your post)

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          • WSB says:

            No, you did not at all! But first, what differentiates a soft coup from a hard one? Military troops?

            Secondly, my understanding from some of the legal Treeples, though, is that sedicious conspiracy is different. There is no statute of limitations.

            BUT I do not even play an attorney on TV.

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            • Cathy M. says:

              I don’t believe the word “coup” is contained in any federal law nor is it a legal term.
              But-
              Coup: a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government. (doesn’t necessarily mean by military)
              Also described in the dictionary as: 1. A brilliantly executed stratagem; a triumph.
              2.
              a. A coup d’état.
              b. A sudden appropriation of leadership or power; a takeover: a boardroom coup.

              So called Soft Coup are said to include actions of senior government or military officials refusing to carry out their roles in critical tasks, or otherwise acting in opposition to the letter or spirit of the law to diminish or remove de facto power from those who would otherwise legally wield it.

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            • Cathy M. says:

              WSB-
              I’m not an atty. either but have investigated & enforced hundreds of federal criminal & civil laws over 2 decades. But Treason, Sedition or Espionage weren’t one of them.
              I believe there’s no statute of limitation on treason (which definitely would not apply in this case). I’m not sure about Sedition.

              Sedition prosecutions are extremely rare, but they do occur. I believe the last such prosecution was after the 1993 bombing of the WTC in NYC. Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind Egyptian cleric & 9 co-defendants were convicted of violating the seditious conspiracy statute by engaging in an extensive plot to wage a war of Terrorism against the United States.

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      O/T!
      What do you think this, a political blog? 🙂

      So anyway, back to the Judge.
      I’ve got some ideas for her pants.

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  3. RedBallExpress says:

    Lots of eye candy. Nunes is definitely attending and being interviewed at a vintage International Harvester tractor show.

    Liked by 6 people

  4. MaineCoon says:

    They need to impeach someone like Nunes threatened before. They need to get the ball rolling and just do it.

    Liked by 8 people

    • lastinillinois says:

      Instead of impeaching someone,
      Just take one of the people WE ALL KNOW is guilty out into the yard and shoot them.
      Live on CNN.

      The rest will fall right in line to turn state’s evidence.

      None of them will knowingly take a bullet for their cause, they are all cowards.

      Liked by 10 people

      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        I like your style…..pop a few of em on live TV and we will find out all kind of stuff…

        That’s why they are all panicking now…cowards….”But Mommy, I don’t want to go to Jail”

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  5. T.L.T. says:

    Admit it, the Judge is hot. Rep Nunes was very serious minded. Look at how he listens carefully…endlessly. 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Hmmm... says:

    The key questions the HPSCI asked about the Comey memos lead directly to the real intent behind their creation and the proof that this was orchestrated. Why did Comey make memos with conversations with Trump and not Lynch if obstruction was the concern? What prompted this sudden desire to memorialize conversations with the president after years of not doing so? Why didn’t Comey discuss the potential obstruction and justify his failure to clarify the intent of Trump’s statements? His memos contain lots of commentary so it seems odd that if obstruction was a concern that there would be no commentary on it. In addition, why wasn’t there more commentary on the motivation to produce the memos?

    I believe that the Comey memos were intended to be a cover for leaks. The leaks were pre-planned therefore Comey needed cover as to how a one on one conversation made it into the press. These memos greatly increased the amount of people who had access to the conversation and therefore protection for Comey in the inevitable event that he would be accused of leaking.

    It really explains a lot of strange behavior from Comey now. His book and media tour are necessary to provide cover for why he felt he needed to document these meetings. His explanation that Trump was different has to be injected into the narrative. The damage to his reputation by being so overtly critical of a sitting president is secondary to covering up that there was a plan to leak damaging information and his actions are symptomatic of someone who knew in advance that his conversations with Trump were going to be included in the plan.

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    • DanO64 says:

      Comey attempted to make the VSG an offer he couldn’t refuse. He did and now, page 2.

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      • Hmmm... says:

        I will give Comey some credit for not falling for one trap laid out for him in particular. What are the chances that just when Comey is in the room Flynn interrupts Trump to remind him that Putin called? Flynn with the reminder and then Trump with the tirade about keeping Putin waiting… That was some serious leak bait that Comey didn’t bite. I think he was smart enough to see it and that kept him at the job for a little while longer.

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        • WSB says:

          It sounded more like spook bait from Flynn and President Trump, IMHO.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Hmmm... says:

            That’s exactly what I was trying to say but may not have been very clear. Comey didn’t bite on that particular bit of bait as I don’t recall that being leaked even though it is extremely juicy. Comey must have had at least some suspicion that he was being tested as a leak source. I doubt the whole story is even true as it seems likely it would have leaked from somewhere else if it were. There seemed to be a well placed leaker that had a lot of access to the phone calls from world leaders.

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      • WSB says:

        Right. different tribes, different tactics!

        Like

    • AH_C says:

      According to Q, they were all written at the same time and in consultation with Lynch and others. Sorta like Rice’s “on second thot” memo to herself.

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      • Cathy M. says:

        Comey is a sniveling, weaselly Liar.
        Comey leaked his memo(s) approx. late May 2017

        At The Time Comey’s memos were written, they were classified as follows (per the notations on released memos):

        * First memo dated1/6/17 & classified as SECRET/NOFORN.
        4/19/18 de-classified in Part.
        RE: 1st WH meeting & advised on pee-pee duo
        Comey forwards that memo to Rybicki:

        Comey prefaces that 1st memo:
        “I am not sure of the proper classification here so have chosen SECRET. Please let me know of(sic) it should be higher or lower than that.”

        {So, if this was Comey’s personal property as he claimed, why did he ask if he classified it at the proper level. Why would parts need to be de-classified when published this month if it was not classified to begin with? hmmmm}
        https://www.scribd.com/document/376855452/James-Comey-Memos-Releases-April-19-2018#fullscreen&from_embed

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        • Cathy M. says:

          Subsequent memos classified as follows:

          * 1/28/17, 2nd memo on dinner meeting was classified as CONFIDENTIAL/NOFORN
          De-classified in Part on 4/19/18
          Re: Flynn comments by POTUS

          * 3rd 2/8/17 memo classified SECRET/NOFOR
          De-Classified in Part: 4/19/18
          RE: WH Comey meets w/ Priebus- re the IC Intel Report, Dossier, Leaks & does FBI have FISA on Flynn. Then w/ POTUS nothing relative

          * 4th memo,2/14/17 :Unclassified/ FOUO (i.e. for official use only)
          @ WH- Leaks, POTUS muses phone tapped? (re Russia & Australia calls); Flynn

          * 5th memo, 3/1/17: Unclassified/ FOUO
          Re: memo to Ribicki stating a call from POTUS just touching base. Nothing really discussed

          * 6th memo,3/30/17:Unclassified/ FOUO
          Re: Telephone call from POTUS who mused how can I lift this cloud (Russia/hookers)over my head. Comey said that FBI was not investigating Trump.

          * 7th memo,4/11/17: CONFIDENTIAL/NOFOR
          Re: 4 min Phone from POTUS call as follow up to last
          Declassified in Part: 4/19/18

          https://www.scribd.com/document/376855452/James-Comey-Memos-Releases-April-19-2018#fullscreen&from_embed

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    • Heika says:

      Yes I agree 100% on this. Its all about reverse engineering everything we are now being served up ‘as if’ it were organic at the time.

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    • Pied Piper says:

      I don’t believe 95% of what he wrote. I believe he wrote them way after the meetings and did not even consider writing them right after the meetings. All politics, none of it to protect the American people.

      As one columnist said of him today, Jimmy the Weasel. When I was a little kid in the fifties, weasel is what we called our… You know, yeah, that thing.

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    • Newhere says:

      One conspicuous detail, not sure what to make of it: In the 2/14/17 memo, Comey adds a parenthetical saying “because this memo is unclassified . . . ” It’s the ONLY express reference by Comey in the narrative to a classification level — and it’s the first of the memos marked “unclassified.” The first memo, 1/7/17, includes a transmittal note to recipients that questions the classification level, and in that one Comey suggests “secret” but leaves it to others to decide. But by 2/14, Comey writes, as if it’s a given, that the memo is “unclassified” . . .why a different approach? Why sudden confidence that a Director’s opinion on a private conversation with POTUS is unclassified?

      Almost as if he’s trying (not very subtly) to establish *his frame of mind* on whether the memos were classified (future defense, at least on intent, when they leak?) or to establish a presumption of “unclassified” for whomever else might be the one in a position to leak or release the memos.

      Also — did something happen between the 2/8 memo and 2/14? Why suddenly self-conscious about writing up “secret” or “classified” memos, prompting the overt CYA in the narrative of the memo itself: “psst, guys, MEMOS ARE UNCLASSIFIED, got it?”

      Perhaps the memos always were intended to play a part in instigating a special counsel, whether Comey was fired or not? Even with Comey still in place, the SC created the firewall they need, a separate lane without an accountability chain back to the WH.

      And one last thing — so these signed summaries were “personal” notes that were appropriate to share? Really? personal notes with classification markings, which are the very definition of government property? The “my own property” statement always beggared belief, but c’mon. Comey’s lies are becoming like when the robot disguised as a person malfunctions, and words intended to sound like human sentences come sputtering out in jibberish, on a loop, faster and faster, til the words finally seems to consume themselves . . .

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  7. missilemom says:

    Devin Nunes flat out calls Comey a liar for telling Congress that Republicans were initially behind the dossier. Judge Jeannine had a great show including her question to Grassley of why he pushed bill to protect Mueller. His wishy washy response didn’t cut it. Grassley must have received major push back.. All in all a line up of great guests. If you can find it, Greg Gutfield’s opening on Comey’s interview is priceless. I would find it but I am steaming my cut out blouse for tomorrow.

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  8. nbkilgore says:

    DNC lawsuit, A Money Making Scheme! Love it knowing that “we the people” of this Republic all did our part in breaking the DNC bank! They’re spending money faster than they keep it in the DNC coffers and want more and more, yet the liberal sheep keep obliging them! And they want to rule over us? Maybe the next step would be to figure out a way to disbar all those liberal lawyers, but perhaps getting bad legal advice from liberal lawyers serves a purpose like “we strongly advise you to shoot yourselves in the foot” before you join the marathon!

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  9. Marygrace Powers says:

    Comey is a pathological liar/ he can’t handle the TRUTH.

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  10. Dad's son says:

    I do like Rep. Nunes’ demeanor. He comes across as very sober and judicious. I admire this. This used to be a standard expectation for the majority of our elected representatives.

    I hope he knows how much a lot of people are counting on him to just DO THE RIGHT THING for our country.

    It’s not a lot to ask, in exchange for being a member of our Congress (as so many seem to have forgotten).

    It’s time for some patriots in Congress to hold the line, and it’s not that difficult. It’s not rocket science. Just be honest and true to the country. Read the Boy Scout Handbook as refresher, if need be. As bad as things have become, the salvation of America is still just one generation away, if that generation stands up….

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    • WSB says:

      Next President, maybe!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Newhere says:

      Agree.

      It’s also not too much to ask that a *single* democrat acknowledge the truth and stand up.

      DOJ/FBI get away with stonewalling and lying not because they possess some untouchable power or because they do it especially well — it’s in front of our faces! They get away with it because a majority of our elected government — including the *entire* opposition party and incumbent members of the governing party — allow and protect the lying and hiding.

      Even if it were just (just!) the long-term incumbents of both parties, we’d have more of a fight because the battle lines would be clear. But every single democrat, to a member, is sanctioning and empowering clandestine police powers operating outside the law, with its weapons aimed at elected government.

      We are starting to see the other shoe drop — but when a majority of elected government finds it in its interest to shield and propagate the usurpation of power by criminalizing any outsider daring to win an election by challenging existing authorities, well tossing a few people in jail aint gonna fix it.

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    • ImHopeful says:

      I recently sent an email to Nunez’ office thanking him and supporting what he is doing, and wrote that many of us are sickened and infuriated by what has and is going on. I hope he continues to receive calls, letters and emails of support from around the country.

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  11. Obs says:

    “Devin Nunes discusses the ongoing challenges with getting information from DOJ and FBI.”

    Of course this has absolutely nothing to do with Sessions, who cannot fix it with a phone call.

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    • Heika says:

      hmmm….yes well …

      Liked by 1 person

      • Obs says:

        Don’t feel alone. The Sessions groupies here still think he’s 3D chess and not a just simple UniParty loyalist.

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        • Jeff Session groupies remind me of a very old movie I saw as a kid.

          All that this poor guy in this movie knew anything about in life was how to raise a garden. So any question that people would ask him he would think about his garden and answer it from that perspective.

          “Beautiful day, isn’t it?”

          “Oh my….This day depends on what I do with it. The day is like a garden. It will depend on how hard I work to prune it and fertilize it.”

          People would look at him with awe because they just knew they were interacting with a genius level philosopher.

          His brilliant philosophical fame quickly spread around the world and at the pinnacle of his career, he found himself on the Johnny Carson show with Carson playing himself in the movie. It went something like this:

          Carson says, “So they tell me you are quite the philosopher……”

          “Oh my, yes…..I nourish it and grow it”

          “So then tell me about life.”

          “Oh my yes, life is like a delicate rose growing in a garden. I must water it and prune it and give it the utmost care. And when I do, the rose grows and looks beautiful to the entire world for me.”

          “Wow, that is heavy.”

          The hook came at the end of the movie when the guy turns out to be an insane, stark raving mad lunatic.

          I have yet to make up my mind on Sessions, but I am starting to think I know where his illustrious career as an AG is headed……

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        • Apollo says:

          The stonewalling is tough to take.

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          • josco scott says:

            So now you’re a “groupie” when you say “give him more time.”

            Perhaps that would look like groupie behavior if you’re a member of the
            “OMG WHY ISN’T HILLARY IN JAIL THE CHANTS WEREN’T A SUGGESTION DAMMIT SESSIONS IS DEEP STATE CUZ NOT ALL PERP WALKED TO GUANTANAMO!!!!!!!!”
            club

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  12. TDU_Weight says:

    LMAO

    Devin Nunes: “The DNC should be suing themselves!”

    LMAO

    DNC is basing its 2018 election strategy on Blazing Saddles.

    Cleavon Little: “The next man moves and the nigga gets it!”

    LMAO

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  13. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    If I have heard these congressmen whine about the stonewalling at DOJ, FBI I’ve heard it 10,000 times. I like Nunes but it’s a BROKEN RECORD. Just tell them once. One f****ing time, OK. Then do it! Anyone know what the constitutional procedure is for cutting off funds? A majority vote? Committee vote? I know that the “Power of the Purse” belongs to congress so just de-fund the DOJ. Don’t even warn them if they don’t deliver. They sound like Hannity. The same thing over and over. Tick tock. Real scary. It’s like one of obama’s red line warnings. After 5000 threats you know it’s not gonna happen. I would love to turn on the news and hear that the employees at the DOJ won’t get their pay this week. Not one of them. If it’s all an act, or you don’t have the guts to pull the plug, then shut the hell up!

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    • Newhere says:

      The problem isn’t Nunes — if he could do it on his own I’m sure he would. It’s his colleagues, and I don’t mean just the craven and useless democrats. It’s incumbent GOP leadership typically posturing as the “adults in the room” with blather about “let Mueller do his job” and calm intonations about this or that being “concerning” or “worth investigating” and meanwhile running out the clock. They are the problem. We have a political class determined to minimize and contain the damage of Hillary Clinton not winning the election.

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      • Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

        I agree, completely. However, I have heard this same complaint so many times and quite often the interviewer will ask ” Why not ? “. The congressmen deflect EVERY time. I know they are probably worried about Ryan removing them from their position but maybe, just maybe, if they replied ” Speaker Ryan will not allow a vote to de-fund the DOJ. He will now probably remove me from my position on the committee. Give me a call next week and ask me if I have been punished for my attempt at upholding the rule of law.”
        Like I said, if it’s all an act. If illegal obfuscation will NEVER be confronted… Shut the hell up.

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        • Newhere says:

          Good point. Even those who are trying won’t call out those in the way, which is just repeating the same calculus. It’s got to start somewhere. And true — if it doesn’t start with you, you’ve got nothing to say about others.

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        • Orygun says:

          To the unwashed masses, it appears they are just running out the clock like they do every time we wake up and look around. They have someone trot out and talk and then they wait for the next election cycle. They keep throwing dice until they get a winner after all it isn’t their money they play with.

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    • TDU_Weight says:

      The DOJ and FBI kind of stonewalling does shame to the man who knew when to stand his ground and when to attack.

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  14. blind no longer says:

    Nothing is gonna happen until the IG report comes out. Then hopefully we’ll have a sh!tstorm!!!

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  15. TDU_Weight says:

    Chairman Nunes discusses a January 2107 briefing with HPSCI and FBI Director Comey, and how his committee was originally misled by Comey about the origin of the Cliinton-Steele Dossier. If this wasn’t nefarious intent, a willful conspiracy to mislead, then why wasn’t James Comey forthright and fulsome in his answers.

    You can call it a soft-coup, or you can call it a politicalization of the DOJ and FBI, but the result is the same – the intentional effort to manipulate, influence and ultimately subvert an election for the presidency of the United States of America. SD

    James Comey responded to the above on the morning of July 5th 2016. Just as he found since Hillary lacked intent to be extremely careless in regards to classified information, he, James Comey, had no intent to conspire, mislead, manipulate, influence or subvert an election for the presidency of the United States. Therefore, no reasonable prosecutor ….

    However, Comey did have the intent to be faithful to a higher loyalty.
    Just as Hillary explained to us how it takes a village.

    And who was it that Hillary Clinton wrote her thesis on?
    And who was it that James Comey wrote his thesis on and used as his secret twitter handle?

    There is true north, magnetic north, magnetic inclination, magnetic deviation….

    “Front bow. Back, stern. Get it right squirt, or I throw your ass out the little round hole in the side!”

    No moral ambiguity there.

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  16. davidb says:

    Comey, McCabe, and Brennan Have been caught in Felony lies, and so far not even charged with anything, for months now. I don’t expect anything different from the IG report. I did have high hopes, but The three should have been charged by now. Sundance could take pictures of Hillary molesting a donkey on the white house lawn and nothing would happen. Its a shame all his outstanding investigative reporting is most likely will result to just more informed people.

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    • Chris Four says:

      Don’t worry yet.

      “Fired FBI official Andrew McCabe’s fate rests in the hands of a Trump-appointed prosecutor, now that the Justice Department’s inspector general has sent a criminal referral over an investigative finding that he lied to James Comey and bureau investigators about a media disclosure.

      That referral, sent by Inspector General Michael Horowitz, is now being considered by the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Jessie Liu. President Trump appointed Liu in July 2017. “ True pundit

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    • svenwg says:

      Eyor, eyor, eyor goes the donkey eying the lion 🦁

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  17. Fools Gold says:

    You can call it a soft-coup, or you can call it politicization of the DOJ and FBI, but the end result is the same – the intentional effort to manipulate, influence, and ultimately subvert an election for the presidency of the United States. ~SD

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    • MVW says:

      The bumbling by Comey, incompetent lies, self incriminating ‘memos’ that are leaked, self incriminating media interviews, his tell all ‘book’. It all adds up to a tall, lying, crooked fool, who Obama put in charge of the FBI!

      And Lynch, who had a meeting on a tarmac with Bill. Give me a break.

      And all the FISA warrants and a bent FISA judge who meets with Strzok.

      And all the text messages between Strzok and Page literally sunlight on the scope and motivations of this whole fiasco.

      And the email to self where Rice outs a secret meeting… WITH Obama & others who do not get listed on the White House visitor log (exposes a secret meeting, what the subject was, and who was there). The email ties all the conspirators together.

      Sloppy. Amateur. And the seeming objective of entrapping Trump for seeming purpose of impeachment. And speaking of impeachment, the DhimmiRats have been lockstep, pushing the impeachment narrative, which would imply they are part of this.

      2018 is their make or break point. That is what seems to be the main thrust now.

      One of the things that stands out is that the CIA has been a big part of this idiots’ dream, and I am unsure what they brought to the table. We see what the DOJ & FBI did.

      What did the CIA do??? Did they deploy the Hummingbird Media? is that what they did and are still doing?

      As Sloppy and as Amateur as this ‘Operation Little Birdie Poop’ is, it involved Judges (FISA), the very top of FBI, DOJ, CIA, State, President’s closest advisors, and the President himself, HRC, and DhimmiRar Minority leaders of House, Senate, and critical committees…

      This is not ‘Deep State’ this is the whole Top of Gruberment, 2 1/2 branches + 4th column, the Media.

      How do you bring that to justice? Who would believe it (beyond a small minority)?

      And one other thing, than goodness this was a sloppy, bungled operation that unraveled. Which leads me to wonder if their ‘Puppet Masters’ are a bit embarrassed in their own clic?

      A ‘C’ movie with bad actors, over syruped soft drinks, and stale popcorn.

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  18. Heika says:

    Not sure about all the waffle at the start here about frocks, but I found what Nunes said far more interesting thanks. Nunes is in my view one of the few who has absolute clarity on the game going on and he is correct. The light touch (Gowdy tends to be a bit of a bow down to the patriarch in this regard blindly trusting the institution), has to stop NOW. Time is running out. No more giving any time, asking nicely. Just subpoena everything from the get-go. Sessions and Rosenstein are useless stallers. Both of them. Now there are rumors Sessions is threatening to leave if Rosenstein is fired. We will see if this is true, but that to me equates to holding Trump to ransom under threat of causing major chaos for Trump if so – if it is true and if Sessions has started this sort of thinking, he should be removed immediately. However the rumors may be another dirty ‘leak’ tactic to create more tension however, but lets see.

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    • NC PATRIOT says:

      Since the threatening to quit of Rosie is fired was in WAPO from an un-named source, I’d say it is fake—–and the media is spinning, spinning! PDJT isn’t going to fire Rosie and Sessions isn’t going to quit.

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    • distracted2 says:

      Jim Jordan was on after and he raised an interesting question. He, Mark Meadows and Lee Zeldin want to know if Sessions approved the Cohen raid. They are sending a letter requesting information on who approved it and why.

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      • Newhere says:

        That was an excellent question. But even JJ who has long been laser-focused on the key issues seemed to possibly muddle an important fact (though still ultimately gets to the important point). His question observes that Sessions, and not Rosenstein, should have had ultimate authority over the raid because it was not within the scope of Sessions’s recusal, and it wasn’t within the scope of recusal because it went through SDNY — i.e., not the Special Counsel. Jordan emphasized that since the raid wasn’t part of Mueller’s investigation, Sessions was in charge. In other words, Jordan is assuming Sessions’s recusal necessarily extends to any part of the Mueller investigation.

        BUT — isn’t the scope of Sessions’s recusal Russian interference (or even Russian “collusion”), and NOT the Mueller investigation, per se? No whatever Mueller decides to sic the dogs on?

        It’s understandable to conflate the two, since Mueller was appointed to investigate Russia after all — but of course we know he’s run far afield, the Cohen raid being an extreme and stark Exhibit A. It’s an important distinction though, because I don’t think there’s any basis for Sessions to be hands-off Mueller to the extent Mueller’s rooting around looking for any old thing. This was my original point w/r/t to the raid — they (Mueller/Rosenstein) can’t have it both ways. Rosenstein’s authority to appoint and run a special counsel is predicated on Russia. Once they veer from Russia, Rosenstein is not in charge. Sessions is. Right?

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        • distracted2 says:

          That is the point JJ is making. Because the Cohen investigation was moved to the SDNY and has nothing to do with Russia, Sessions should have signed off on it. And if he did not, JJ wants to know why he didn’t.

          JJ addressed the same issue again this morning on Fox & Friends. There’s a growing group in the House who believe that Cohen should not have been targeted the way he was because he is not only an attorney, but one of the President’s attorneys.

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          • Newhere says:

            I didn’t see JJ on Fox and Friends this morning so he might have put it differently. But what I’m saying is that even in making an astute point, he seemed to CONFLATE whatever Mueller/special counsel happens to investigate with investigating Russia. But that’s the wrong way to look at Sessions’s recusal. He’s recused on all things Russia, not all things Mueller. The reason Sessions should have been in charge of the raid is NOT b/c Mueller handed it to SDNY (JJ’s apparent argument) — but because the raid had nothing whatsoever to do with investigating Russian interference (the thing Sessions supposedly is recused on).

            It might seem like a fine distinction but it’s important. The difference means that Sessions’s authority covers what Mueller does when it has nothing to do with Russia — i.e., SC activities are not inherently covered by the recusal, and Sessions should not be kept out of the loop on EVERYTHING Mueller decides to do, just because it STARTED as a Russia thing.

            And attorney records should never be targeted, with the idea of sorting out privilege later by a “taint” team. That’s true whether it’s the president’s attorney or some powerless JoeSchmoe — more so if it’s the powerless. Singling out the president’s attorney as warranting an exception means it would be acceptable for you and me. There go civil liberties.

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            • Newhere says:

              And just to clarify — I mean JJ seemed to conflate the points in interviews I heard last night. He may have said it differently this morning.

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            • distracted2 says:

              No, I understand the distinction you were making. JJ made it clear this morning on F&F. The Judge was rushing him last night so he didn’t have time to expound on the details.

              He may also have been on Maria’s show this morning, too – I’ve seen a lot of him over the past 24 hours – but was asked I believe by Maria about whether Mueller should be shut down and he told her that he was supportive of Mueller in the beginning but not any longer. He also added that the American people have had enough of it and want it to be finished.

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    • MVW says:

      Our Treepers went a little off the cliff about a dress and fashion. I think the reason is that folks are struggling to deal with the horror of what nearly happened and how deep the rot is. Like talking about how bad the weather is after a tragic battle.

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  19. truthbomb says:

    Wonder what Andy McCabe is going to do when BOTH he and his wife are arrested. Do you think Jill wrote that WaPo op-ed for nothing?

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      She’ll probably file for divorce before then…after all she did get that huge donation..
      She’ll want to keep some of that…
      Just sayin..😎

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      • Roberto says:

        If all of what is said about her is true, she could also face indictment if this case goes RICO. Or at least unindicted co-conspirator status. If she was smart, she’d be talking to a good attorney. If nothing else, her legal fees will break her.

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  20. Marica says:

    Hi Treepers! Just got back from an air show and fireworks–in Louisville! Called Thunder Over Louisville! Did not disappoint! Warthog was my favorite– the prelude to Rods of God! Did not know until tonite it used kinetics to basically Kill tanks!! IT was the party favorite! along with the ginormous American flag flown behind plane prior to the fireworks!

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  21. Marica says:

    oops–wrong thread– is this the Judge Jeanine wears spicey clothes thread?

    Liked by 4 people

    • Stormyeyes says:

      Nope. Not the fireworks thread either. People need to heed Sundance’s directives. How many times must he post them? On topic (or at least remotely close) would be nice.

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  22. Donna in Oregon says:

    Devin Nunes should be Speaker of the House.

    Liked by 2 people

    • distracted2 says:

      I agree but he is proving to be extremely valuable where he is. Maybe when the dust settles. I certainly admire his courage and honor.

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      • Dutchman says:

        I LIKE the Judge, not cause of her looks, tho she looks great. I like her cause of what she says.
        I’m leery of liking Congressmen, been burned too many times.
        Need a speaker who’s not uniparty, MAYBE Nunes or Meadows? Wish to heck turtle McConnell was outa there. We need a majority leader in the Senate. He’s bought n paid for, by China.

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  23. White Apple says:

    Devin Nunes is not a lawyer thus independent of lawyering. Nunes is type needed to run America for the American people. Too many lawyers in Washington for a healthy America.

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  24. 4beagles says:

    Whatever happened with that 119 mph speeding ticket she racked up last fall?

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  25. Donzo says:

    I don’t understand the thinking Nunes referred to that the Dems want to delay the investigation until after the election so that, victorious, they could shut down the inquiries. They cannot. They could impeach Trump and still fail to shut them down. It’s called separation of power,

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    • Newhere says:

      He means the Congressional investigations. Yes the DOJ investigations/prosecutions will continue, but there would be no external push for release of information/documents.

      Criminal investigations done right don’t reveal information until the end (which could be a LONG time, as we’re painfully seeing right now), and even when raw information is disclosed (as opposed to only legal conclusions/verdicts) the information is partial, and when it concerns “national security” we get even less. Prosecutions are justice — but letting the facts be known is true accountability.

      And the majority of the political class does not want accountability. Which is why even the partisans that want to see the Obama administration punished are heel-dragging — they’re good with a few prosecutions that keep the most damning facts good and buried. Because they’re also, in general, proponents or beneficiaries of how the IC and Justice department operate. Notice that most of the GOP frames any of its criticism or accusations in terms of partisan political animus, carefully carving out or distorting misuse of police powers per se. They want to pin this on villainous Obama operatives only, sparing the institutional apparatus and its many tools and practices from any real accountability or reckoning. Punishing a few for what can be spun as merely corrupted partisanship is fine, so long as the institutional dysfunction and lawlessness remains largely hidden and protected, because they want it when it suits them.

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  26. Obs says:

    But, but, but….where’s Sessions?
    He’s the boss of these DoJ people and they WILL do as he directs or resign / get sacked.

    Just kidding, UniParty Jeff likes it that the DoJ obstructs the Trump administration….
    Otherwise he’d fix it with a phone call.

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    • Roberto says:

      My most recent thinking is that Session’s recusal may have been brilliant. In other words, the USAG doesn’t respond to the beckonings and temptations of the swamp–or his swampy friends–simply because he can’t, he’s recused. Keep in mind the stakes here.

      I’d also hate like hell for any of the future convicts to skate on a Sessions technicality i.e. that he is/was legally conflicted so the case gets tossed by some Clinton/Obama tool judge.

      DJT already knows how all this ends. And he’s known it for at least a year or two. I believe Sessions does too. All this psycho-drama between DJT and Sessions is staged. MSM and Dems fall for it because they so much want it to be true.

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      • Obs says:

        So it’s in PDJT’s best interest for Congress not to get the information it wants.
        You can’t be serious.
        That’s the most bizarre denial I’ve seen in a while, even for here.

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      • Obs says:

        And if you really believe that Sessions instructing his department to provide information to Congress on any matter somehow compromises his “recusal”, you must be just another Sessions groupie, no other option there.

        “UniParty Jeff likes it that the DoJ obstructs the Trump administration….
        Otherwise he’d fix it with a phone call.”

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  27. Delibero says:

    Judge Jeanine looks great no matter what she wears including today.

    I’m just glad Jeanine Is on Trump’s side and her choice of clothing is the least significant factor in the battle against the Dems and the left that are trying to stifle the free speech of Americans, indoctrinate the young at every opportunity, impeach or depose Trump by any means necessary, frame him using the politically corrupted legal system, destroy him and his family by smears and constant personal attacks, turn the USA into an open border sanctuary state, gut the 2nd amendment, elect Holder, Biden, Harris, Warren, Booker, Sanders or Oprah etc as POTUS and on and on.

    Anyone that is willing to take an active ON AIR part in this battle like Jeanine is a person to greatly admire, respect and thank IMO.

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  28. SPELL 9 says:

    This article is a waste of Sundance’s talent. He should delete EVERY comment on the Judge’s attire, and put an audio of the interview. It was very disheartening to have to sift through the catty, appearance driven crap this morning to see a couple of really GREAT comments about the subject. Focus, people. Or don’t waste our time.

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  29. KBR says:

    “The Democrats are out of $ and that is what this (lawsuit) is all about.”

    Which makes it doubly funny, because their money will have to go toward defense in countersuits, leaving them with even less money than “out of $.”

    Also, that they are trying to drag things out, is also true. Or are they making a play for “we cannot answer that because it is evidence in a court case?”

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      The Dims are losers and they continue to make loser choices including doubling down on a stupid lawsuit. I can’t wait to see who emerges as their leader, but just a guess here, whoever it is they will be a loser.

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  30. Bluto says:

    “If there wasn’t a nefarious intent, a willful conspiracy to mislead, then why wasn’t James Comey forthright and fulsome in his answers?”

    Could it be “lack of candor?”

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  31. David A says:

    Counter suits are likely when the dems try to drop after refusing discovery. ( they may be forced to produce regardless)

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  32. Why is Peter Kadzik, John Podesta’s attorney, forgotten in this Russian dossier fiasco?

    Kadzik “led the successful effort to confirm . . . Loretta Lynch and Sally Yates” to run the Justice Dept.

    Kadzik was a “fantastic lawyer” who “kept me out of jail” said Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Manager for President. That person was John Podesta.

    Kadzik also rewrote FISA applicants that were rejected by the court.

    More in this link:

    https://brassballs.blog/home/peter-kadzik-john-podestas-attorney-next-in-line-for-prosecution-with-james-comey

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  33. RICHARD CANARY says:

    I’m agreeing with Delibero @ 3:38 am and Spell9 @ 6:49 am: In addition, from the inane long chain of comments on Judge Janine’s clothing, I can see that if the Dems read this set of comments, they will see the clearest path to victory in 2020 will be to run a sex object woman for president. If so-called patriots are so easily swayed off-topic and off-balance, just imagine how that candidate would affect the average uninformed voter in either party.

    I’ve only been reading CTH for almost two years, and this is the worst set of comments I’ve seen yet; and yet it includes some astute comments as well. Let’s hope many of those who are here to learn about the day-to-day unrolling of our most important political events were not made to click out because of the frivolous attempts at comedy that dragged the overall effect of the blog post into less than mediocrity.

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    • Newhere says:

      My politics are different than the typical Treeper, and I’m now a regular reader and commenter. I was drawn in by SD’s careful, factually-grounded analysis — and the quality, tone and seriousness of the comments. I bet there still are plenty of policies I’d differ on — but the commonality is a shared curiosity about and allegiance to what is true.

      There’s an opportunity here. People with different viewpoints manage to find there way to CTH because they’re trying to understand what’s going on, which means they land here with an open mind (or at least more open than usual). Hopefully that keeps us motivated to talk believing what we say makes a difference.

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    • I just scrolled past them.

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  34. jeans2nd says:

    02:54 “In January of two thousand and seventeen we were briefed on the Dossier, the now-famous Dossier, the dirt. We were told by Mr. Comey, ya well, when we were told by Mr. Comey when we asked, in early two thousand seventeen, where did this come from…”

    Rep Nunes goes on to detail how Comey lied, not once, but several times, and Comey’s apparent deliberate lack of inquisitiveness.

    JJP asked, rightly, how was the Dossier used for a FISA order? We will never know.

    Not to argue, but (you knew this was coming, yes??), was it not the Gang of 8 that was briefed on the Dossier in January 2017, and not the HPSCI? Rep Nunes did not specify who was briefed, Rep Nunes said “we.”
    Perhaps not. If not, my mistake. Apologies.

    Sad that most here fell for the visual squirrel, the dress. The meaning of the words meant little to nothing.
    JJP is better than this. Would that JJP would dress for the position she wants, not the one she has.
    Or perhaps that is Fox’s intention all along.

    stop arguing, shut up, and go to my room. ok. ima going im off

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  35. Why isn’t it the RNC suing the DNC? I mean, why are Republicans so passive?

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  36. Missing Andrew says:

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    • Roberto says:

      How do you think the whole “let Mueller do his job” narrative is going to play once it’s established that Mueller was plotting to overthrow the US government? I think this might be the reason we’re seeing so many GOP characters no longer running for office. These guys are all on the record in some way, shape or form backing–even praising–Mueller. Think about how that would play in a GOP primary: “My opponent, the incumbent, wanted to let Mueller overthrow the government. He thinks Mueller is a great guy.”

      If I was running against Ryan or Gowdy et. al. I would absolutely hammer them on it. All day and night.

      These guys are perceptive enough to see this kind of thing coming. And they know how all this “investigation” ends.

      BTW: Devin Nunes is running for office again. How come?

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  37. Pat Frederick says:

    i think JJ misinterpreted the President’s tweet. I think he’s asking why didn’t Comey write memos about Lynch, Hillary and others? He only seemed to write them about President Trump.
    But JJ asks Mr Nunes about receiving thousands of documents–and why the FBI/DOJ are stalling. apples to oranges imho not the same issue.

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  38. wgb555 says:

    Treason: (Merriam-Webster)

    1: the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family. 2: the betrayal of a trust: Treachery

    Clinton, Obama, Rice, Mills, Power, Brennen, Clapper, Comey, McCabe, Podesta and many, many other senior Obama era government officials and the DNC & media collaborators are all complicit in a treasonous cabal to subvert the government and duly elected president. Essentially, the substance of the Russian Dossier Hoax and illegal spying operation.

    They are traitors to America; they must be correctly named and labeled for their acts of TREASON!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Robert Smith says:

      It’ll take more drip, drip, dripping of information before it becomes clear to the masses. But these words must clearly be used. If not, it’ll happen again.

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  39. Sayit2016 says:

    200 comments on what Judge Jeanine was wearing…. ok people…..; /

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  40. MS Idaho says:

    I may be out of line here, so forgive me if i am wrong …

    Trump (and by extension, all of us who voted for him, are converted to his MAGA cause and/or enthusiastically support him) has a campaign to ‘drain the swamp’. As swords are crossed I am aware that the ‘swamp people’ view themselves as ‘superior’. I believe this is at least in part because the President has terms limits and they do not. (we’ve been here longer than you, na na na na na) They view themselves as the ‘keepers’ of the government. By extension, the agencies, led by unelected people like Comey, feel they can act with impunity ‘in our best interest’ because, of course, they know best.

    Because so many ‘treepers’ love John McCain (not), i want to bring up a topic relating to campaign reform. I have long held that the McCain-Feingold Act is (IMO) the guaranteed re-election Act. Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 – (BCRA,McCain-Feingold Act…) Wikipedia

    We know that our founding fathers – in their wisdom – always intended their ‘term in office’ to be limited, and representative of the broad diversity of this great country.

    I am a fairly new ‘treeper’, and you are right – it is addictive!. Reading the wonderful comments, Ii wonder if any of you (especially sundance) can introduce/lead a parade to undo the damage caused by ensuring that any sitting representative can count on being reelected – $$ will come his or her way for campaign ‘goodies’ with leaders like McConnel & Ryan directing funds ….

    Oh, re: Judge Jeannie’s dress, I, too, find the style unflattering to any women I see wearing it. But why has no one commented on the current male tie fad which leaves the lower tip of the tie exposed at a critical part of male anatomy? Hmmmm? Aw, c’mon, giggle …

    Enywhoo, back to term limits. For a number of years I have seen an email circulate encouraging folks to elect anyone EXCEPT a sitting rep. There is always a justification for not doing so (I may do it, but I fear my neighbor may not). There does not seem to be an easy way out of our current dilemma. Trump is leading the charge – and with the investigations that are ongoing we see a number of reps in both houses and both parties quitting. Re: Romney – i agree, we don’t need to add another swamp critter.

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