DOJ Attorney Lisa Page Refuses To Testify To Congress…

DOJ Attorney and Special Counsel to FBI Deputy Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, is now refusing to testify to congress over her involvement in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 DOJ and FBI operations to exonerate Hillary Clinton and stop candidate Donald Trump.

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement after Lisa Page decided to defy the Committee’s subpoena:

“It appears that Lisa Page has something to hide. She plans to blatantly defy a congressional subpoena by refusing to appear for her deposition. She has known for months that the House Judiciary Committee has sought her testimony as part of our joint investigation with the Oversight Committee into decisions made by the Justice Department in 2016, and she has no excuse for her failure to appear. Lisa Page is a key witness, and it is critical that she come before our committees to answer questions as part of our investigation.

“We will use all tools at our disposal to obtain her testimony. Americans across the country are alarmed at the bias exhibited by top officials at the Justice Department and FBI, and it is imperative Congress conduct vigorous oversight to ensure that never happens again.” (link)

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450 Responses to DOJ Attorney Lisa Page Refuses To Testify To Congress…

  1. alliwantissometruth says:

    To prepare?

    Prepare what, her lies?

    The truth needs no preparation

    These people are too much. They’re still spitting in the faces of law & order & the American people

    Liked by 40 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      Yeah, she is basically saying…

      “How do I know what to lie about? They won’t show me what they’re going to ask me about!”

      Liked by 27 people

      • oncefiredbrass says:

        Could it actually be time for Congress to show some Spine and have Capital Police throw her in Jail? Manafort is sitting in Solitary Confinement without being convicted of anything!

        Liked by 38 people

        • wheatietoo says:

          I think Congress can call upon the US Marshalls to arrest someone for them.

          Problem is…Paul Ryan is the one who would have to do that.

          Ryan would first have to officially declare that she was in ‘Contempt of Congress’.
          Then send Marshalls to pick her up.

          Liked by 7 people

          • Maybe Capitol Police can stop and pick up a spine for Ryan while they are out. Or maybe just hail a cab for Ryan to take him back to WI.

            Liked by 20 people

            • Clarissa says:

              Counting the days impatiently until Ryan is gone. Preferably by a “vacate the chair” motion, but sadly most of our GOP reps also lack spines.

              Liked by 5 people

              • De Oppresso Libre says:

                Congressional and senate republicans do not show any backbone because they DON’T WANT to show any backbone…..they’re being very well paid not to do so. We the People need to start looking at this issue in purely dollars and cents. We need to make it more expensive, or rather, make it where they LOSE MONEY by not acquiescing to OUR demands. The only way to accomplish that is by voting the sorry bassturds out of office.

                We already know, for the most part, who we can rely upon, and that’s a very, very short list. All others need to be defeated in their respective primaries, or at least challenged hard enough to put the fear of “defeat” in them, as I have serious doubts as to how many actually believe in God, or they wouldn’t be involved in the vile, repugnant, D.C. debauchery. Essentially, the ONLY thing these criminals in pinstripes and Italian loafers fear is losing their spot at the government trough. We need to have as many as possible wake up in early November scared to damn death.

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            • Ken says:

              Or the CP can escort on the Ryan’s aids to Andrew AFB to take an AF jet back to WI. There he or she can get Ryan’s wife’s lockbox were his “boys” are stored.

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          • JX says:

            The US Marshalls are part of the DOJ. The warrant for the arrest of the contemnor is issued to the Sgt at Arms.

            Liked by 6 people

          • Paul Ryan won’t do anything to shake up the swamp and the congressional investigation into the deep state. He will run against Trump in the 2020 primaries and will do everything possible to weaken our President within reason while maintaining plausible deniability.

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          • Remington..... says:

            And or send U.S. Marshall to pick up Ryan.

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            • 🍺Gunny says:

              Hey, why couldn’t they do that to Ryan also?

              The regular police can arrest you for not reporting a crime or not saying something when a crime happens.

              They should be able to perform the same thing with Ryan……Wait…..can you even imagine the arrests of the Congress critters they could make wth just enforcing this simple action?….

              They could clean out the entire bunch…..

              “You are being arrested because you knew he / she was breaking the law and did not report it……..

              Hmmmm……Someone go get Huma….😎

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          • JonMaxwell says:

            Congress has the Sargent at arms has th e same authority, just imagine that.

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          • Julian says:

            Why wouldn’t Freedom Caucus Republicans table a vote of no confidence in Ryan?

            That would bring out folks True Colors. Although it would probably be regarded as too politically risky this close to the Mid-Terms.

            Failing that – there must be dirt on RYAN. Why not leak that dirt and force his resignation?

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          • moe ham head says:

            yeah they should send the marshalls from “ERASER”

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          • gman says:

            Lisa Page knows NOTHING is going to happen or she would show up. Contempt, subpoena, whatever, they are meaningless.

            Please, please, Goodlatte, Gowdy, et al, stop already with the threats delivered on the MSM and social media

            It’d be less embarrassing than you on the Capital steps sitting on the “Dunk The Clown” seat

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            • G. Alistar says:

              On the one hand, you may very well be right. Several others on this site have mentioned that the timing is not yet right….let this all simmer for another two or three months and drop the bomb shell just before the mid-term elections. IF Trump and Sessions are waiting for an October surprise moment, truly loyal democrats like Storzk, Page, McCabe and Comey to mention a few, would be well served to spill the beans now. Get out in front of all this and let everything go public so that by October and the November the story is dead.

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            • G. Alistar says:

              On the one hand, you may very well be right. Several others on this site have mentioned that the timing is not yet right….let this all simmer for another two or three months and drop the bomb shell just before the mid-term elections. IF Trump and Sessions are waiting for an October surprise moment, truly loyal democrats like Storzk, Page, McCabe and Comey to mention a few, would be well served to spill the beans now. Get out in front of all this and let everything go public so that by October and the November the story is dead.

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          • snellvillebob says:

            I doubt if Hillary will allow Ryan to do that.

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            • steph_gray says:

              The idea of Ryan running against VSGPDJT in 2020 is simply laughable.

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              • Ken says:

                I know right. This clown folded like a cheap suit in his one and only VP debate with Creepy Hands Joe Biden. VSGPDJT would smack him around in a debate like being in a WWE cage match.

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          • Hun Driver Widow says:

            I recommend everyone call the DC switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for Ryan’s office and leave your comments. In fact, it would help if millions did just that on a 24/7 basis.

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      • vincentcuomo says:

        Great article in Sparta report: this is all about covering up for Obama; evry body outside of the MSM and Democrats know this and even the Dems and MSM know it; they just think we are too stupid to figure it out.
        https://www.spartareport.com/2018/07/lisa-page-to-ignore-congressional-subpoena-refuses-to-testify/

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    • tg says:

      congress gave her the door out by not allowing enough time to prepare… this is a soap opera… dramatic entertainment for the masses…

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    • Kmac says:

      Why isn’t her home raided at 2 am, and why isn’t she brought in in hand-cuffs?

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      • snellvillebob says:

        Maybe because she is armed?

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      • Oldschool says:

        Maybe because no one (political figures) is really interested in truth and justice. Much the same as they are not intetested in border security. There is no justice system, less law enforcement, an ongoing invasion and a cultural death spiral of a once great nation.

        At some point, the facts are all we have to base an opinion.

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    • There is also Goodlatte’s emphasis, in the last sentence, upon Congress’s “oversight…to ensure it never happens again.”

      Not a sign of indictment, trial, conviction, or actual punishment. Of anyone. All politics, all the time. He doesn’t understand we are sick and tired of that. Trump’s tweets are all that are keeping the system’s credibility going.

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    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      No doors smashed down in an early morning raid, no time in the hole “for your own protection”, what a disgusting turn to American Justice.
      Criminal insiders run the system and spit in the face of the American people.

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    • Total BS! She doesn’t need to prepare for squat if she’s going to answer truthfully. The truth doesn’t change. If she needs time to prepare…. she intends to lie.

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    • TomJ says:

      No Surprise here. We are in the wild wild west now. No law and order. Sessions has allowed the DOJ to plummet into anarchy. Of all the players in this sad game Sessions is by far the worst. His betrayal will go down in history as the biggest betrayal ever in the U.S.

      We are long past the point where Sessions can be given the benefit of the doubt. From allowing a SC to endorsing Rosenstein wholeheartedly to finally allowing the SC to run roughshod over the justice system is something that is very hard to swallow. Combine all that with his complicity in the coverup in not allowing FISA information to go to Congress and Sessions would be on the top of my list to be investigated in the event Trump gets through all of this.

      I will take an outside counsel to fully investigate the treason that has taken place. Absent that the U.S. is most likely lost to the corrupt that have infiltrated all branches of our government.

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    • Harryo says:

      Put the progressive, anti-American sl*t in jail. End of story, move on. This Congress is the most cowardly weak Congress in history.

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  2. Burnt Toast says:

    One could have some fun putting on a mildly belligerent questioning if she did show up –

    Were you and Struck-k-k-t really luvvvers, and what did you do to make you think so? K-I-S-S-I-N…? What was it?
    Seriously, answer the question. No you cannot take the fifth, adultery is not a crime.

    What ever possessed you to think Hillary had a chance of winning when every time she showed up in public her polls went down? Then she’d disappear for weeks at a time?
    Elenor Roosevelt speak to you?
    No, it is not a crime to be, paraphrasing a former great president, stupidly act thinking wrongly, so drop the fifth act and answer the question.

    OK, lighten up, we are all friends here.
    Think about this before you answer…
    Again, Take a moment to think about this…
    Take as much as a minute or five, consult with your, ummm, consul…
    When did the AG or higher administration officials condone and/or direct you to take this path?

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    • SES swamp weasel Wray would not let her see HER incriminating evidence, so her shyster could dodge Congress, here are the texts they would question her about….

      “FBI Shaggers Pete & Lisa Text Reenactment”

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      • iwasthere says:

        Just dripping with hate and bias when you hear it read out like that. But, IMHO, I’m with Sundance, where is exactly does it sound like lovers? Lover’s of Hillary to be sure, but each other in a sexual way? Not so much. Remember, these two were the ones that ‘outed’ themselves as lovers to WAPO. I think the love affair is a cover story for getting caught using burner phones. And they were using the burner phones for the very bad stuff.

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      • L. E. Joiner says:

        This is extraordinary. Brings it all home in quite dramatic form. Worth a post, IMO. /LEJ

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  3. SPANGLER says:

    She needs time to recover from gum reduction surgery….

    Liked by 9 people

    • ZurichMike says:

      OMG. You just posted what I was thinking since I first saw that photo months ago. LOL!
      Plus: she needs to have her hair straightened. And a new stylist.

      Liked by 2 people

      • 🍺Gunny says:

        Just threaten to take away her iphone……….wait….”What do you mean I can’t text. anymore?…..I’ll tell ya anything you want…..just give me back my phone”

        In all seriousness…..to some people using their phone is like being on drugs.

        Just go to any restaurant or basically any public place. Entire families got their faces in the phone…….No one even talks anymore….

        Liked by 5 people

        • Gunny-it is known as Screen Addiction and is a worse problem than the Opioid Crisis.

          Liked by 2 people

          • steph_gray says:

            I certainly have it and so so plenty of treepers. 😆

            I am at this moment glued to a screen reading and commenting on CTH, and when I am on my phone in public it’s usually for the same reason!

            Like my music, I view this as a mostly positive addiction.

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      • Ken says:

        She does look like Mister Ed and Debbie Sargent Shultz had a kid.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Turranos says:

      Pretty sure that I found her sister.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Turranos says:

        Liberalism is a Mental Disease.

        Liked by 5 people

      • mr.piddles says:

        I saw a zombie movie like that once. Was pretty good until they kept going back to the “face eating” well too often. Boring. Like everything I see and hear coming out of The Left. No creativity. No imagination.

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        • steph_gray says:

          It’s not only a lack of creativity or imagination – it’s also a frequent lack of creative dynamics, the ebb and flow of a good story. As you say, they “go to the well” too often. The intensity dial gets turned up to 11 within the first 2 minutes of any movie or TV show these days and remains stuck there. They’ve thrown out everything the past masters of story and suspense (Hitchcock comes to mind) should have taught them.

          All comes down to timing – the very thing of which VSGPDJT is our current grand master!

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        • Ken says:

          Did it star Ving Rhames? Because I swear he’s been in most of the zombie movies.

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      • jat says:

        found her long lost wacko latina cousin….

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  4. Intriguing that Trump tweets about them pulling out of testifying hours ago and then Page does indeed decide to no show. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm.

    Liked by 10 people

    • Wisc says:

      It’s just too predictable. Maybe she’s having severe panic over the appearance. Well, hopefully once she gets the materials she needs to prepare (as she claims), she’ll make her appearance. I’ve heard that she want Strzok to “go first” testifying under oath.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      What has the left completely unglued, unhinged, frantic, melting down, screeching (I run out of words to adequately describe this) is that Trump knows a lot of stuff. Not just the bare facts, but ALL OF IT — and the left does not know what he knows, and they are in a tailspin trying to figure out when the hammer is going to fall.

      More popcorn please. And bacon. Bourbon, too. And more bacon.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      This has been common knowledge for the past few days. The lawyers for Page and Strzok are not happy that they will not get a list of questions and topics, plus they wanted time limits placed to allow their client to pontificate without few of return fire.

      It appears the answer was no deal. Expect Strzok to either pull out or practice reciting the 5th amendment for much of his session.

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  5. tg says:

    What a load of bs… how could these congress lawyers not know anyone subpoenaed is allowed specific time to prepare… They gave her an easy out.
    Are we to believe that congress is that stupid..? or that we are stupid enough to believe this bs…?

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  6. fakenoozisforfools says:

    Get a rope. Find the nearest tree. Some assembly required.

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    • Minnie says:

      From her LinkedIn profile:

      Amy Jeffress
      Litigation and National Security Partner at Arnold & Porter

      Washington, District Of ColumbiaLaw Practice
      Current
      Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
      Previous
      American Embassy London, U.S. Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia, U.S. Department of Justice
      Education
      Yale Law School
      Websites
      Professional Biography
      vCard
      Arnold & Porter

      From her law firm profile (Arnold & Porter)

      Amy Jeffress represents clients in criminal defense, national security, government contracts, and compliance matters. She conducts internal investigations and advises companies and individuals on export enforcement, FCPA, classified information, the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and mutual legal assistance and other international law enforcement issues, including extradition and INTERPOL notices.

      Before joining the firm, Ms. Jeffress served as the Justice Department Attaché to the US Embassy in London, where she coordinated cooperation between US and UK authorities on criminal matters. She previously served as Counselor to the Attorney General, advising the Attorney General and senior Department leadership and interfacing regularly with the White House and National Security Council, the intelligence community, and other agencies on national security investigations and prosecutions and international matters.

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  7. Timothy says:

    Who ordrered her not to?

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      She saw Hillary with her sister….

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    • steph_gray says:

      I don’t think in her case orders would be needed. She’s the “true believer” type. She probably closes her eyes and chants, “What would Hillary want me to do?” and the answer comes to her through osmosis. Maybe with some vodka involved.

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      • Concerned Virginian says:

        Here’s the mantra that LISA PAGE repeats every hour:
        “What would Hillary want me to do to AVOID A VISIT FROM VINCE FOSTER?”
        Ms. Page has finally woke up to that fact. What she hasn’t figured out yet is that, NO MATTER WHAT she does to try and save her own life, she is FOREVER on the CLINTONMACHINE Hit List.

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  8. The US legal/justice system is a farce and a joke. It’s utterly disgusting!!!!

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  9. Canadatrump says:

    Can Congress transfer power of their oversight or at least policing of the subpoena to the military? Can it be justified now because of the inability of the DOJ to help investigate and enforce itself? Can president Trump demand this now, and have to use the military for enforcement?

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    • JonMaxwell says:

      They can charge her with contemp then the Sargent at arms can go arrest her.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        No. The Contempt of Congress thing is a process. 1) The committee has to vote to cite the person. 2) The (in this case) Speaker must bring the contempt citation to the full House for debate and a vote, subject to all the usual rules. 3) The House then asks the approptiate DC judge to hear the case, but the Justice Department must prosecute. [Are we holding our breath here?] 4) Then there is a trial…maybe.

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    • snellvillebob says:

      Maybe Devin Nunes can say he will vote against Brett Kavanaugh for SCOTUS unless President Trump declassifies all the DOJ and FBI FISA data? Or is all this redacting and and stuff just to make headlines to keep this in the news?

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  10. ZurichMike says:

    So arrest her, fine her — whatever. JUST DO SOMETHING AND STOP TALKING ABOUT IT.

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    • jackphatz says:

      Who has the authority to arrest, file charges or whatever they call it in DCland? Is there anyway any of these people will see their actions punished?

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Thank you, very much, ZurichMike.

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      • Concerned Virginian says:

        Not easy for me to say, but my gut feeling is that this is the test for Rep. Jordan. Either he gets Paul Ryan to activate arrest or forced compliance with the ignored subpoena, or Rep. Jordan has been scared off by the baseless allegations against him spread by Mike De Sabato.

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    • TomJ says:

      Its clear by now that Congress is not going to do anything that is confrontational. The Jim Jordan occurrence was a warning shot designed to put fear in every member of Congress. I imagine it has succeeded.

      The U.S. system is broken to its core right now. It will take a miracle to pull out of this nose dive. If Trump had a strong AG he would have a chance. However, The liberals are running the DOJ right now. While Sessions cannot wait until this nightmare is finally over so he can go home and retire.

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  11. nbkilgore says:

    US Code 44 Statute; The use of Tools Clause
    SS: 44. a) Red line
    SS: 44. b) In the strongest terms

    Note: This statute should be utilized as a last resort. Prior to applying subsection a) or b), the Comey Doctrine “Intent” must be determined where the “Intent” must be favorable to the defendant. Senior Staff government employees hold special “Status”, Status employees hold a higher status than lower tiered class, thus exemption applies only to Special Status government employees (see US 92Circ. 4/2017 H Clinton vs US, Lurner vs US, etc.).

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  12. MSO says:

    To paraphrase Stalin: “How many divisions does the Congress have?”

    Somewhere along the way, our poor little sheep, err — elected officials have lost their way. Congress holds oversight power over the executive branch. If that is true, then the executive branch cannot refuse to yield information due to its classification. If the darkest corners in the deepest basements of the executive branch are forbidden to the eyes of congress, then all of the executive branch will exist only in the darkest corners of the deepest basements.

    BTW, where in the devil is Huber and Sessions? Are they off to Disneyland?

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    • G. Combs says:

      “BTW, where in the devil is Huber and Sessions? Are they off to Disneyland?”

      They are prosecutors. The need to bring case before honest judges so they wait.

      Total Federal Judgeships: 890
      Total Vacancies: 153
      Total Nominees Pending: 89
      Total Confirmations: 42

      An example of just how badly a SJW judge can screw up a trial by blocking evidence.

      Fox News story from Aug 19, 2013, Judge blocks prosecutors from using evidence sought to explain motive of Fort Hood gunman

      “…The judge overseeing the Fort Hood shooting trial of Maj. Nadal Hasan has blocked prosecutors from using several witnesses and most evidence they’d sought to explain the motive behind the 2009 attack that left 13 dead and 30 wounded…

      Osborn barred prosecutors from referencing Akbar, saying Akbar wasn’t on trial and introduction of such material would “only open the door to a mini trial.” She also said it would result in a “confusion of issues, unfair prejudice, waste of time and undo delay.”

      Osborn also told prosecutors that they couldn’t cite Hasan’s interest years ago in conscientious objector status and his past academic presentations. Osborn said such evidence was too old and irrelevant.

      She also barred Hasan’s e-mail conversations with Anwar Al-Awlaki, a now-deceased radical Muslim cleric, that he made before the attack….”

      Here is a “… site [that] provides a stunning, candid look at the judiciary and why you may not get your day in court…. It is apart of why some repeat offenders in both the civil and criminal circuits are so bold and arrogant in breaking the law, as they know they can buy off cases.Corrupt Judges – The Judiciary Report

      If ordinary criminals can buy off judges, and I had it happen THREE TIMES, then think what these Swamp Critters can do.

      REMEMBER If the AG blows it by being too hasty they CAN NOT BE RETRIED.

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      • Thanks for the detailed and disgusting reminder of how far our courts have strayed.

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        • G. Combs says:

          Bear, that includes the Supreme Court. I consider the Justices of the Supreme Court to be the worst betrayers of the American people. Hopefully you are already aware of the ‘wide’ interpertation of the Commerce Clause that allows the Feds to regulate the food you grow for your own use or forces a Christian to bake and serve a cake at a gay wedding

          A couple of other examples:
          Bureaucrats now write law (Regulations) and the Supreme Court OKed it.
          Dr. Harrison Schmitt (former US Senator (NM), astronaut, geologist, #12 man on the Moon) put it very bluntly

          “It is now obvious that Congress got America into a real pickle when it agreed in 1933, as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal, to delegate law-making power to agencies under the control of the President. This unconstitutional and increasingly threatening situation became entrenched with the passage of the 1946 Administrative Procedures Act. APA set up the formal mechanisms for creating regulatory law outside any direct action by Congress.”
          http://americasuncommonsense.com/blog/2011/02/01/regulation-and-the-constitution-1/

          Supreme Court decision bolsters federal regulators’ power to interpret and change regulations — without formal notice

          Even as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is under fire for overstepping its authority to regulate the financial services industry, the bureau and other federal regulators received more muscle this week from a U.S. Supreme Court decision that grants federal agencies the power to issue interpretive rules about regulations without first making them public or following formal legislative rule-making processes.

          The case, “Thomas E. Perez, et al., v. Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), et al.,” asked the Supreme Court to resolve the long-standing question of whether a federal agency seeking to propose new rules or significantly amend existing ones must engage in the notice-and-comment procedure prescribed by the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). The APA requires agencies to publish a notice of proposed rule-making in the “Federal Register” and entertain comments from interested parties before promulgating….

          …………

          Jury trials in the USA.
          The 6th and 11th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Article 3 Section 2 give US citizens the right to a trial. As Joan Biskupic stated

          “Anyone accused of a crime in this country is entitled to a jury trial.”

          The Constitution may say so but, in fact, this is simply not the case — and becoming less so as politicians fiddle with legal definitions and sentencing standards in order specifically to reduce the number of persons entitled to a trial….

          ….As Thomas Jefferson put it to Tom Paine in a 1789 letter, “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” ….
          http://prorev.com/juries.htm

          Here is how the politicians have gotten around the US Constitution to make sure citizens are denied their right to a trial:

          The Seventh Amendment, passed by the First Congress without debate, cured the omission by declaring that the right to a jury trial shall be preserved in common-law cases… The Supreme Court has, however, arrived at a more limited interpretation. It applies the amendment’s guarantee to the kinds of cases that “existed under the English common law when the amendment was adopted,” …

          The right to trial by jury is not constitutionally guaranteed in certain classes of civil cases that are concededly “suits at common law,” particularly when “public” or governmental rights are at issue and if one cannot find eighteenth-century precedent for jury participation in those cases. Atlas Roofing Co. v. Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission (1977). Thus, Congress can lodge personal and property claims against the United States in non-Article III courts with no jury component. In addition, where practice as it existed in 1791 “provides no clear answer,” the rule is that “[o]nly those incidents which are regarded as fundamental, as inherent in and of the essence of the system of trial by jury, are placed beyond the reach of the legislature.” Markman v. Westview Instruments (1996). In those situations, too, the Seventh Amendment does not restrain congressional choice.

          In contrast to the near-universal support for the civil jury trial in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, modern jurists consider civil jury trial neither “implicit in the concept of ordered liberty,” Palko v. State of Connecticut (1937), nor “fundamental to the American scheme of justice,” Duncan v. Louisiana (1968).
          http://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/amendments/7/essays/159/right-to-jury-in-civil-cases

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      • G. Combs- thanks for the most excellent information.

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      • Trent Telenko says:

        US District Court Justice Osborn is a very good argument for an elective Federal judiciary.

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      • sedge2z says:

        Thank you, G. Combs!

        Your legal perspective is much appreciated….including the other sites for references.

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  13. rjcylon says:

    If I had a nickel for every time I refused to testify in front of congress….

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  14. Sugarhillhardrock says:

    Remarkable that we lurking here think that some non kinetic legal process will achieve mitigation from Piere and his girl friend’s perniciousness.
    When you want to get the attention of the seditious, extraordinary means are available.
    If our current government is contemplating the use of military tribunals to sanction the conspirators, what other martial tools are available to achieve the defeat of the Republic ‘s enemies?
    You say due process? Were we afforded same by the criminals?
    There are old rules for treason.

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  15. OmegaManBlue says:

    Lock Her Up!

    Liked by 6 people

  16. Scott Brooks says:

    Release the hounds.

    Liked by 7 people

  17. cheryl says:

    Perp walk! I want to see her handcuffed by federal marshals and put in jail.

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  18. Mongoose says:

    I’m sure if I was to ignore a subpoena, I would be behind bars PDQ. How do these scum still walk the streets?

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  19. MaineCoon says:

    A long time ago Sundance wrote that he thought Lisa was the weakest link between she & Peter. He’s right again. She’s not facing the music and she doesn’t for one moment think they will cart her off to jail. Attacking Jordan the week before her heraing a coincidence? Will it weaken his stance and power? I don’t see how they can avoid a contempt charge. The Rs will all lose face.

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  20. Howzie says:

    Looking good Winston. A few more Senators and Trump elected again and we own the executive and the Judicial. 6 or 7 to 2 on SCOTUS will destroy all the lower level leftist judges. Maybe next year he will clean out the DOJ sewer too.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      How can the lower courts be stopped from continually issuing verdicts that are trash? I know the SC mentioned problems with national injunctions but how are they going to stop it?

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      • farrier105 says:

        Federal judges are appointed for life. Not every case rises to the level of the Supreme Court, nor should they. The Supreme Court has usurped Congressional legislative powers, which is why there is panic on both sides when a vacancy is created, and the Court has lost dignity through the confirmation process. This is the fault of liberals again. Judges should not impose their social theories from the bench, but they do. Stopping it requires Congress to use Article 3, Section 2 of the Constitution, but they refuse to do so.

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    • Julian says:

      Trump won’t do anything to ‘rock the boat’ until Kavanaugh is confirmed.

      What’s best estimate on his confirmation date? What’s McConnell doing to expedite it?

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      • ladypenquin says:

        It is moving forward. Justice Kavanaugh is already meeting with Senators. That’s the process. Likely within 60 days + or – a vote will be held. McConnell has stated the vote would be before the mid-terms, ideally before the next session of the Court, which begins October 1, 2018.

        Of course, I’d like him in today, but Justice Kennedy isn’t out until July 31st. 🙂

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  21. usayes says:

    VSG knows it all – his tweet today IMHO aimed at further “awakening” the public as to the depth of corruption. Firmly believe he’s setting things up for mass arrests and indictments after enough evidence is declassified and put out there for all to see.

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  22. Another Scott says:

    Not surprising. After what she was involved in she probably went out and got a few gallons of industrial strength plead the fifth…

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  23. Hillyard says:

    When criminals like this tramp ignore a congressional subpoena with out consequences it weakens the whole system of oversight. Of course, one could expect little else from the DC swamp.

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  24. Echo says:

    Well…we’ve had IG Horowitz, the Nunes Report and Congressional Oversight Committees galore……

    The DoJ just says “we won’t prosecute, go and **ck yourselves”….and we do.

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  25. Donna in Oregon says:

    Lisa Page refuses to testify to congress….

    Of course she did.

    These government employees do whatever they want.and then we PAY them for the privilege of giving us the finger right in our faces.

    It’s the old saying, people will treat you how you teach them to treat you.

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  26. Publius2016 says:

    why not take a vote Fools? Hold her in Contempt…takes 5 minutes…This is not rocket science…

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  27. Piggy says:

    Hearings are a joke. They mean nothing and I honestly wouldn’t go either. Page and the others should be sitting in a cell awaiting trial. The fact that they’re still running loose should be more concerning. They (Page and Co-Conspirators) tried to ruin an election that they attempted to rig in favor of another actual criminal, got caught, and yet all of them still free…And in the bizarro land that’s their world they believe they’re in the right and not the pathological dumpster fires they really are.

    It will all happen again except they will be better at it next time if the hammer isn’t brought down. If the FBI continues to be run as a political goon squad they will become worse.

    Republicans should get their spines out of Leftists closets and do something. The Dimms won’t do anything for they have embraced full nuttery. This FBI garbage threatens all of us. Rinos, Dimms, the Derp State are all part of this, they are all guilty.

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  28. Ringoagogo says:

    Put her in jail now!!!

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  29. JIM says:

    It is WAY past time for an INDICTMENT followed by arrest, processing, bail and next court date. Your move Republicans or just concede.

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  30. youme says:

    Lisa Page’s lawyer is Amy Jeffress, former Chief of the National Security Division of the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office. Former Counselor to the Attorney General for national security matters.

    Judge Merrick Garland of the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit officiated at Jeffress’ wedding.

    One big swamp.

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    • youme says:

      More swamp stuff from 2013:

      President Barack Obama’s pick for the Justice Department’s national security prosecutor is expected to be among several nominations to move in the coming weeks as Senate Democrats start wading through the presidential appointments backlog built up amid partisan fights.

      John Carlin’s nomination to head the Justice national security division had come under fire in recent days after some critics groused in a Foreign Policy magazine article that Attorney General Eric Holder’s pick, his former aide Amy Jeffress, was passed over by the White House.

      Jeffress, who recently was posted to the U.S. Embassy in London, had long been the assumed choice for the national security job among Justice officials. That is until Carlin, a career prosecutor who helped coordinate the department’s cyber security and intellectual property efforts, became the pick.

      Carlin got the nomination with the backing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller as well as White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler and Lisa Monaco, who held the Justice national security job before moving to the White House in March to become the president’s homeland security and counterterrorism adviser.

      http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/11/a-spat-over-justice-department-national-security-job/

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Who is paying the bill for such a high-powered attorney? Page was the breadwinner in her family, supporting a husband and two kids. Now she’s jobless, I think. I feel bad saying this for the kids’ sake but I hope they are in financial turmoil right now.

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  31. PotP says:

    Gutless whining from Congress.

    Where else can people blow off subpeonas without consequence?

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  32. way2opinionated says:

    So can we just call it the FBI branch of the Democrat Party and let the Democrats pay for it since it only serves them?

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  33. Tree Knot says:

    A question and answer session is to hear the reply to the question on what is in your memory.
    Was the people questioned by Mueller given the documents on what they were to be asked?

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  34. jeans2nd says:

    According to Lisa Page’s attorney, they waited three whole hours at the FBI to review docs, but were not shown any docs.

    Could it be that Lisa Page has not met her deductible on that Strzock-Page Insurance Policy?
    After all, this all occurred under Obama’s Care.

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  35. littleanniesfannie says:

    It is a situation such as this that has emboldened the bullies, under the guise of protest, to accost people associated with the Trump administration in public. To date, there have been no consequences for their actions so these OFA paid “activists” fear no repercussions. Can you imagine if anyone named ObamA or Mrs. Robinson were to be confronted? Michelle would blow a gasket and demand “justice” but she sits in silence now.
    Time for Ryan to either grow a set or get out of the way! Wonder if either would happen if these bullies go after his family?
    Page, indeed, has the right to plead the fifth. Lord knows there is enough evidence in the public domain to convict her now. The evidence known only to the IG and/or Congress are just additional nails in her coffin.
    The double standard here is the appalling part of the story. Mueller is actually the root of this problem. His strong-arm tactics during his career and especially as special counsel go beyond the pale. He has shown that he will go to the ends of the Earth, with taxpayer funding, to destroy the President. Enough is enough. We all know he is a NeverTrumper and fighting for his inept buddy Comey.
    Paul Ryan—how much money are you going to allow these ObamA lackeys to waste? In the parlance of my area either “$hit or get off the pot”!!!!!

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  36. Three. Ring. Circus. 🎪

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  37. Lactantius says:

    Ms. Lisa Page is swimming in her own weasel sweat and her lawyer is playing the “delay and posture” odds. Neither the Page side nor the committee side has any idea of how many rounds they will go until the hammer comes down. (Assuming there is a hammer.)

    Page is up to her eye brows in this mess and nothing can change that fact. So, what does she have to lose by being uncooperative? If her mouthpiece is a certified swamp weasel, there are endless games, ploys and obstructions to employ. There is a meter running on the legal bills for Page, but that fact remains the same whether she weasels around or not.

    In the final analysis, anyone watching the Congressional hearing stuff is aware of how much dance drama and outrageous make-up and costumes these Kabuki congress critters employ in their little performances of show-trial schtick.

    What is the difference between Ms Page boycotting or attending and mouthing the 5th?

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  38. johnparham1 says:

    Can Lisa Page refuse to testify and still be a cooperating witness? Are there any cooperating witnesses?!

    If we can get prosecutions without giving immunity, fine. But, no one seems to be cooperating.

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  39. pnj01 says:

    The worst thing Congress folk do during hearings is handle the questioning themselves. Even though some of them are ex-litigators, they act like TV lawyers. They preen and pose and make long-winded speeches. Eventually, they get around to asking a few questions, but most of the time, the questions allow the witness a lot of wiggle room. It would be far more advisable for the Committee’s majority and minority attorneys (if litigators) to ask questions for an hour at a time switching back and forth.

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  40. grizz1 says:

    Put her ass in solitary confinement.

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  41. Don L says:

    Any public employee who refuses to testify before a legal government body ought to immediately be fired, pension held in escrow etc. until they testify. If serious crimes are a main related issue–an separate investigation need be triggered by such refusal. The needs of the functioning of nation supersede any of these games.

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  42. JAS says:

    Mueller “became” aware that Page and Strozk were CONSPIRING to undermine a Presidency and he just dismissed them.

    Then he finds possible wrongdoing by Cohen and refers that to the NY US Attorney who gets all of Cohen’s records under warrant so he can look at POTUS/Cohen Client/Attorney records.

    I have nothing else to say about Mueller.

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    • Ken says:

      But he’s “beyond reproach” and his judgement should never ever, ever be questioned. I swear liberals are just brain dead.

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  43. Rodney G. Graves says:

    Ahem. I believe she was fired. As a private citizen she is not obliged to testify before Congress.

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    • JX says:

      Private citizens can and have been compelled to testify before Congress.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Sure. But it makes her look really bad. The Dems were crying about Trump not being interviewed by Mueller, “What is he hiding????”. Now they’ll be hypocrites if they give Page a pass. Plus it’s important to remember that she initially accepted the invite and has now changed her mind. Maybe she doesn’t want to run into luvvah boy Strzok or any of the other people she used to hang with. Maybe she looks like crap. Maybe her Bloomies suit doesn’t fit any more, you know, that one that luvvah boy liked so much.

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  44. melski says:

    What ever will we do, asked the GOP congress people sitting around a big conference table. Hey, I have an idea!! Let’s write another really strong letter to the leadership of the FBI and DOJ with more empty threats. Great idea, then we can follow that up with another fund raising letter to the GOP base which will help us keep our jobs in the midterm elections. Ok, everybody get to work on this plan!! Rinse – repeat

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  45. magatrump says:

    Where is Jeff Sessions? The rule of law does not apply to these people?
    There is no rule of law in this country. She should be arrested for not complying with a suponea. Everyone else would be. Pathetic. What a disgrace.

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  46. Madeline Huffnagle says:

    Hold Lisa Page in contempt.

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  47. covfefe999 says:

    It pleases me to know that rat face traitor Lisa Page’s life is in total turmoil. Is she working right now or did her house husband need to get a job?

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