Goodlatte and Gowdy Give Lisa Page Attorney Three Options to Avoid Contempt Charges Scheduled for Friday 13th…

Three Options:  #1) Lisa Page can appear tomorrow with Peter Strzok (already scheduled). #2) Present herself for deposition Friday 13th.  #3) Do both 1 and 2.

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) today called on Lisa Page to comply with a congressional subpoena, which required her to come before the committees to answer questions, or face contempt proceedings. Lisa Page, legal counsel to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, is a key witness in the Committees’ joint investigation into decisions made by the Justice Department in 2016. Chairman Goodlatte subpoenaed Lisa Page to appear on July 11, 2018 for a deposition but she refused to appear.

Following Ms. Page’s refusal to appear, Chairmen Goodlatte and Gowdy sent a letter to Amy Jeffress, the attorney representing Ms. Page, calling on her client to testify voluntarily at an already scheduled public hearing on July 12, 2018 or appear for a deposition on Friday, July 13, 2018. If Ms. Page refuses these two accommodations, the House Judiciary Committee plans to initiate contempt proceedings on Friday, July 13, 2018.

Below is the text of the letter.

The signed copy can be found HERE.

July 11, 2018

Ms. Amy Jeffress, Esq.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
601 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington DC, 20001-3743

Dear Ms. Jeffress:

As you are aware, the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform are investigating decisions made and not made during the 2016 election by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Interviewing your client, Lisa Page, is an important part of this investigation.  After months of trying to secure her appearance, the Committees scheduled her deposition for July 11, 2018. Despite proper service of your client with a subpoena directing her to appear, she did not.  The Judiciary Committee intends to initiate contempt proceedings on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.  We are aware of the issues raised regarding access to documents by the FBI.  We are also aware of Committee efforts to schedule your client’s appearance for over 6 (six) months now.

As an additional, and final, accommodation, the Committee will stay the contempt proceedings provided Lisa Page voluntarily appears on July 12, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at a previously scheduled public hearing regarding relevant issues under investigation.  While your client would still be deposed at some point, appearance at the hearing scheduled for Thursday July 12, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. would negate the need for immediate contempt proceedings.  Alternatively, your client, Lisa Page, could present herself for a deposition on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. This option would stay contempt proceedings and resolve the Committees’ need to depose your client.  Your client may also choose to participate in both the public hearing July 12, 2018, and the deposition July 13, 2018.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

Bob Goodlatte
Chairman
Committee on the Judiciary

Trey Gowdy
Chairman
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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467 Responses to Goodlatte and Gowdy Give Lisa Page Attorney Three Options to Avoid Contempt Charges Scheduled for Friday 13th…

  1. JoD says:

    Peter Strzok expected to testify tomorrow.
    It’s THAT time again…..
    Oh no, they’re keeping the little children in cages!
    It will be interesting to see what they conjure up.

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  2. Its not a shame; its a sham.

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  3. Katherine McCoun says:

    I am curious as Why our Congress is suddenly getting brave and action oriented? Why are the being tough now and demanding answers? Where has their spine been for all of these years? Is this still just theater?

    Liked by 11 people

    • Dougs says:

      Katherine I believe the internet and Twitter has provided visibility and awareness into the issues to a larger than ever audience
      I saw Ron DeSantis tweet about this today and the majority of comments were,”Stop bitching to us. Shut up and do something!!!

      Liked by 24 people

      • WSB says:

        If you tweet, ask De Santis if he would prefer for our elected officials to do their jobs and convict people, or if he would prefer for half of America to show up on the steps of Congress to take each individual out?

        Liked by 6 people

        • Dougs says:

          That, WSB, was the gist of the feedback he got.
          What Rosie, Sessions, and Wray need to realize is WE are watching them too and if all this gets swept under the rug or explained away in some legal mumbo jumbo sort of way to “protect the institutions” they are fooling themselves.
          The internet and open sourcing has now exposed millions of us to government chicanery that used to go away nchecked.
          No more.
          I/WE are the glue that holds this Republic together in our social contract. They are in violation of that contract. It just remains to be seen if THEY still hold that contract valid.
          Right now, it seems not.

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          • WSB says:

            I have a beautiful pitchfork that I inherited from my grandfather. Some day, I might actually use it.

            Liked by 14 people

          • I can folow Wray, Di Santis, Gowdy, Goodlatte, and many others daily –even RR, Ryan, Nunes, blah blah blah….but wtf is Sessions doing and why is he off the radar?

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            • Chip Doctor says:

              cedarbrook, he is in his basement drinking gin,while playing 64D chess with Huber.

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              • Sgt Stryker says:

                cedarbrook,
                Your handle brought to mind a “residence”, in my locale, for the mentally challenged by that moniker.
                Some still recognize friends and family….Pelosi like.
                Others far below that threshold of cognitive awareness…..Sessions like?
                Never before had I thought it; but it kinda reminds one of the US Congress
                Stryker
                III/0317

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            • not2worryluv says:

              I believe Sessions recused himself from doing anything at the DOJ.

              It’s beyond me why President Trump doesn’t settle this with two words even Sessions has to understand YOU’RE FIRED!

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            • Bree says:

              Sign me up too.

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            • farmhand1927 says:

              DeSantis basically admitted to Lou Dobbs a couple nites ago that Congress can make noise, kick and scream but unless the DOJ appoints a special prosecutor, nothing is going anywhere.

              Sometimes it seems this is being drawn out with no end ever in sight so it all can be made into a TV series that can run for 10 seasons. People keep watching to see if the bad guys ever get caught or if any subpoena ever sticks or if any Congressional inquiry amounts to anything or if any testimony under oath consists of something beyond “On advice from my attorney, I choose not to answer that question”.

              We done been played, folks. Unless we organize protests at every Congressmen and every Senator’s local and federal offices, unless we march on every local TV news affiliate, unless we shut down traffic, scream and swear, nobody is going to listen. And that won’t happen because our side goes to work and abides by law instead of smoking dope and chaining ourselves to trees to get noticed. They don’t fear us, they don’t care what we think. They don’t care who gets voted out because no matter who goes to D.C., they all get bought out by Big Money Donors. They preen, parade and pander. And the band plays on.

              Only. Trust. Trump.

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          • vladdy says:

            The IG report we all waited for so eagerly turned out to be practically a copy of what Comey did for Hillary…..no intent found, nothing to see here, no need to go on. Time to go spend a year on the next report, the one on the…. 320’s, are they? So we can say “It’s okay. No intent found” on those, too. Still covering up. And meanwhile, every day is another day to destroy evidence, make people forget, intimidate witnesses, and — oh yeah, go through the motions in court, as with the Awan case.

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      • frankie says:

        Sundance, why isn’t Sessions removing Rosenstein for expanding his role illegally with the order of 93 US attorneys to turn over 3 prosecutors each (279 total) for sevearl weeks to aid the Dems in the Senate vs Kavanaugh?

        If anyone makes that call, it must be Sessions.

        DIdn’t Rosenstain mention Comey’s overreach in the Hillary announcements as actions that got him fired?

        Not even mentioning him lying under oath about not threatening congressional staffers?

        They should have smashed his evil face in.

        Why is Rosenstain’s action any differerent than Comey’s? He is obstructing the proesecution of criminals by ordering the help against Kavanaguh before an election …. thus thwarting the President end the Senate and obstructung fedearl justice in every state/

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        • Instructor says:

          Don’t ask SD . If he knew he would’ve said so months ago. Sessions is dirty and Rosenstein has something on him so Sessions can’t do anything. They are the deep state,

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          • vladdy says:

            So obvious that it’s become extremely annoying to read “Trust Sessions. Trust the plan.” Meanwhile, JS treats our DOJ like his own, private, boutique law firm, taking a case here, appearing to speak about a personal cause there, but for the most part, just collecting his (and others’) salaries and expenses while providing RR cover to laugh at congress — and the American people.

            Notice how stalking and harassment of non-leftist government officials — and private citizens — is met with a yawn by ol’ Jeff? Can we imagine what Holder would have done with that?

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            • Jederman says:

              Live by the comments section. Die by the comments section.

              Am suspending any further fantasy about Sessions the Stealth Assassin playing 64D chess, quietly operating behind the scenes… until there is actually some indication that justice is possible and he’s involved.

              In the meantime, I’ll assume he and his team are somehow neutralized and nothing but figureheads, and not just for SC issues.

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        • Julia Adams says:

          Terminate Rod Rosenstein’s employment now. I am sick and tired of that dude

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    • Ldave says:

      I fear that this is theatre , designed to make them look tough after tolerating stonewalling for so long. We’ll end up with some wish washy testimony at some point that will do nothing more than alllow Gowdy to say he tried.

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      • getouttahea says:

        “…this is theater , designed to make them look tough…”

        Yesiree. They’ve been doing this for decades on so many fronts. Nobody from the swamp is going to jail. A few jobs will be lost and that’s it.

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        • Here in Hawaii the pidgin for that would be: No moa nah ting! FISA is entirely protected – no one needs to tell the truth about anything. All that can be done is Trump unclassifies all of it and tweets it out. No satisfaction possible other than through elections bringing in patriots. “Personnel is policy” is the phrase that says everything.

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        • Bingo. If she still ignores the subpoena, then Congress will get really miffed and file a motion to initiate a proceeding to table a writ to draft a resolution…Then she’ll REALLY be sorry.

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          • H.R. says:

            Oh my!

            “Just you wait until we return from recess, young lady! Then you ‘ll really, really be sorry.”

            Liked by 2 people

          • vladdy says:

            Nice to know I’m not alone. The comments, which even a month ago, were “Just trust” are changing to the feeling that this two-tiered thing is hardening into bedrock in America. Does not bode well. Something is going to happen….

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            • I won't back down says:

              Excuse me, point of order.. . I yield my time to the bastard from maine (sorry maine)

              wait there’s more – CLOTURE! I DEMAND CLOTURE! Mr. Speaker, I strenuously object to these two Utes (my cousin vinny goes to Washington)

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      • AH_C says:

        That was then under Oboobie and his gang of thugs. This is now and no time for Eyores.

        Cheer up. How many times does Trump have to tell you that he intends to stay out of the way and let the rule of law and due process play out? But if he feels he needs to step in and end it, he will by declassifying the entire mess?

        He hasn’t ended it, ergo, he must feel that the process is on schedule. We have until October at the latest before he has to wave that magic wand of his. Don’t worry, the red tidal wave is already too big to stop. And the bigger it gets by election day, the more that NWO and DNC gets flattened.

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        • FrankieZ says:

          And I am sure that Trump has all the info on Weiner’s laptop as well. If nothing happens, he will start releasing the info by DRIPS and DRIPS starting the first week of October. The first declassifications will be like NUCLEAR BOMBS so the DEMO CRAPS will never recover.

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        • The Devilbat says:

          Why in the world would President Trump even want to end the lefts silly games? Heck, it keeps them busy and out of his way. Idiots are best smiled at and then ignored.

          Our president had the choice of either going after the criminals in DC or building up the economy as per his election promises. In my mind he has made exactly the right choice.

          Let the dead brained democrats and their commie globalist friends play their silly little games. It makes them look extremely inept in the eyes of the general public and its an election year. There will be plenty of time to go after the bad guys and girls at a later date.

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      • Jedi9 says:

        “Goodlatte and Gowdy Give Lisa Page Attorney Three Options to Avoid Contempt Charges Scheduled for Friday 13th…”

        YAWN!

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    • Minnie says:

      Katherine, could it be because of upcoming mid-term elections?

      A mere four months away.

      Liked by 10 people

    • Mark McQueen says:

      Agree with Minnie. It’s an election year.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Over40withAbrain says:

      Brave? Gowdy to aide, “prepare the wet noodle. And make sure it’s on of those stout Pennsylvania Dutch noodles.”

      Liked by 4 people

    • carole says:

      If they did anything remotely resembling this in the 8 obama years, they would be called racist. Custom designed to keep them in line.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Mongoose says:

      Katherine, you are mis-interpreting things. Do not forget that mid-term elections are around the corner. All the dust and feathers flying are a distraction meant to create the illusion of accomplishment when it is just the usual spinning of the wheel and nothing being accomplished. You answered your own question … theater.

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    • Answer: Tempo. President Trump has known the entire story from the get go. He has the courage to remind the American people of his oath to defend the Constitution against ALL enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC. The Left and the establishmentarians are certainly that.

      Time and the TRUTH are on his, and our, side. The more we learn, the more we want to know. But it’s not important for US to know everything. It is only important for HIM to know.

      This is akin to the dance of the seven veils. The longer this dance goes on, the more clearly the public can see how outrageously corrupt the Democrats and RINOs have been, and continue to be. The Left are the true reactionaries: Every time new evidence is revealed, the Dark Side and enemedia reflexively respond to either deny the facts, defend the indefensible, and/or manufacture a crisis to distract the public’s attention.

      But those tactics are growing stale. The public, always slow to catch on, is now beginning to focus. And they’re getting it: The Walk Away movement is the most outward and visible sign, and poll numbers are beginning to reflect the sea change.

      The Left only knows how fights wars of attrition. But Donald Trump, unlike any of his Republican predecessors of the post-WWII era, will have none of that. He is a master of maneuver, the principals of which include the following:

      Control the Tempo, Boil the Frog!
      Schwerpunkt: Strike the enemy at the right place at the right time, ideally at the most vital and weakly defended spot.
      Surprise, confuse, and deceive the enemy.
      Combine arms to envelop the enemy.
      Maintain flexibility. Situations can change rapidly.
      Decentralize command and control
      Put subordinates to the test. Trust only those who prove by their actions that they understand and are truly committed to the ultimate goal: Total victory and surrender on the President terms.

      The enemy also knows that President Trump possesses two weapons of mass destruction: The Weiner/Abedin Lalapalooza Laptop and the Whoa Nelly Ham Radio Sandwich, all traffick of which has been faithfully recorded by Admiral Rogers and the NSA.

      They know they are all dead men (and women) walking. The question is not IF these bombs will be dropped squarely on their heads, but rather WHEN. One thing is certain: It will be at a time and place of the President’s choosing.

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    • Blaze says:

      Just theater. We are dealing with all talk no action politicians unlike our president which is actually accomplishing something. This is just another Benghazi, IRS scandal, Fast and Furious etc. What a waste of time, resources and taxpayer $.

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      • truthseeker39525 says:

        How I WISH you were wrong, and how AFRAID I am that you are RIGHT!

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        • vladdy says:

          Yeah. Me, too. Just cannot buy that Sessions is going to show up at the end and save the country. Nope.

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          • Crystal says:

            Just the other day, I was reading an article at either American Thinker or Townhall written by someone who’s known Jeffy since back in the day in AL. Basically said that Jeffy is a fine man, but that he has no fight in him. Never did.

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    • InAz says:

      Maybe Congress is getting a little tougher because Page is low on the totem pole of elite privilege….not as important as McCabe, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, etc

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  4. Publius2016 says:

    what happen to the FBI DOJ Contempt of Congress charge from last week?

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    • formerdem says:

      Lisa Page feels sorry for herself? Manafort is imprisoned, Flynn lost his house, Carter Page’s life is ruined, all that and much more she laid the basis for and is fine with, but to be embarrassed on TV is quite impossible for her? Is she more special than everyone else?

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    • Newt Love says:

      > “what happen to the FBI DOJ Contempt of Congress charge from last week?”

      AG Eric Holder was held in Contempt of Congress, but since Congress has no prosecutorial power, it was referred to the DoJ where AG Holder LOLed, and then ignored it.

      The same thing will happen if DAG Rosenstain is found in Contempt of Congress.

      What will happen if Page Strzok Peter are found in Contempt? I’ll bet that DAG Rosenstain will have the referrals made into trophies for Page Strzok to but on their walls.

      What needs to happen is DAG Rosenstain is Impeached by the House, and found guilty by the Senate. Then the disgraced smug little Donkey can be indicted by the new DAG.

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      • Publius2016 says:

        no…impeachment is a joke for executive branch employee/appointment…Contempt allows President to FIRE ANYONE without obstruction of justice impeachment charge

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        • pnj01 says:

          This is exactly right. If Congress holds someone in contempt, POTUS can say: “Clear out your office. You have disgraced the Executive Branch by disrespecting Congress and I will not put up with it. When you have cleared your office out, come to the Ececutive Office Building for a thorough exit debriefing. POTUS cc: J. Sessions” POTUS does not need to prove anything. He is the Article II Chief Executive and mere DAGs serve at his pleasure, even if they’re Acting AGs too. Indeed, even the Attorney General is not even mentioned in the Constitution.

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        • truthseeker39525 says:

          Oh, how I want to hear President Trump utter those two words he was famous for, back when he had his TV show!

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        There is actually an alternative to the seemingly interminable routine process of Contempt of Congress. Called “Inherent Contempt,” it is quite swift and involves sending the Sergeant-at-Arms to arrest the offender, who is subsequently tried by the offended body (House or Senate). I think pnj01 gives a good explanation below.

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    • Veeper says:

      It disappeared with the list of congress critters that had to use my tax dollars to pay off their sexual deviancy.

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  5. SalixVeridi says:

    If they cite her for contempt of Congress, does she go to jail? Or will there be more pleas and hearings and passes?

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    • Average joe says:

      Eric holder ,only ag to be held in contemp,nothing notta,I’m gonna stop before I get STARTED …

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    • Contempt of Congress votes are submitted to the the DOJ. The regulations read:
      Upon RECEIPT of a CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS CITATION the DOJ SHALL present the case to the FEDERAL GRAND JURY.

      There are no options SHALL IS A COMMAND TO PERFORM A TASK WITHIN THE LAW. There is no prosecutorial discretion allowed or factored into the equation in such cases… the DOJ was derelict in their duty in not submitting the HOLDER CONTEMPT CITATION TO A GRAND JURY.

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      • Mongoose says:

        Another grand example of all the ivy league a$$ wipe diploma’s for law degrees that fall into the B. Hussein mold of doing everything possible to subvert the law of the land. But of course, this specific example happened during Obozo’s term. And this one with the FBI, will go nowhere as the Deep State has circled the wagons to protect. Not so much that she is so important but as a message to all the others that “we have your back so STFU.”

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      • Newt Love says:

        > “… Upon RECEIPT of a CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS CITATION the DOJ SHALL present the case to the FEDERAL GRAND JURY. …”

        Yeah, but the DoJ can make sure that the presentation to the Grand Jury is incompetent, and not really seeking an indictment.

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      • 2 U.S. Code § 192 – Refusal of witness to testify or produce papers

        Every person who having been summoned as a witness by the authority of either House of Congress to give testimony or to produce papers upon any matter under inquiry before either House, or any joint committee established by a joint or concurrent resolution of the two Houses of Congress, or any committee of either House of Congress, willfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to answer any question pertinent to the question under inquiry, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 nor less than $100 and imprisonment in a common jail for not less than one month nor more than twelve months.

        (R.S. § 102; June 22, 1938, ch. 594, 52 Stat. 942.)

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      She’ll get a promotion and a pension.

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  6. Piper77 says:

    Even if she showed up nothing of consequence would happen. When was the last time someone was held responsible for their crimes testifying before Congress? I think the last time was about never…

    Liked by 8 people

    • vladdy says:

      And every time something like this happens, the useful idiots know it’s okay to surround and harass the judge in Pitt at his home and block an intersection because…well, because they can.

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  7. Publius2016 says:

    Senate took 10 minutes to take UNIPARTY Deep State Think Tank Black Ops vote today and won 88 to 11…President out of country so Senate criticizes him on foreign soil? BTW Republicans control Senate but recess appointments are of course not allowed!

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  8. Pam says:

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Short of a grand jury to compel testimony this is all reality T V Hoo Hah.

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      • Newt Love says:

        > “Short of a grand jury to compel testimony this is all reality T V Hoo Hah.”

        “I laugh at your puny, so called ‘Grand Jury!’ ”
        — James Comey, Ex-Director of the FBI

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    • Charlotte says:

      Pres Trump just commented: A NEW one!!!
      Gotta hand it to him!
      Ace Troller

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      • gman says:

        I had faith in lil’Jeffy until I saw him fold like a pup tent when being questioned by that dunce Kamala Harris. Remember that lil’ jeffy has been in the swamp for years.

        There is no 64D grand plan chess going on. lil’ jeffy is part of the deep state and will continue to behave like the spineless creature that he is,

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  9. texastrumper says:

    When someone, anybody at all goes to jail I will be interested in all this again. The corruption in DC is so deep and wide I do not think it can be corrected without the tree of liberty getting refreshed. Until then, the whole thing is kabuki theatre just to cover their corrupt tracks. Prove me wrong.

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  10. Tree Knot says:

    Friday the 13th sounds like an appropriate time to act.

    Liked by 10 people

    • Bugsdaddy says:

      Heh heh. Great minds Treeknot!!!

      Liked by 4 people

    • AH_C says:

      😂

      Here’s a take on how Trump’s show parallels the Alice in Wonderland script ?

      https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1016037655790796800.html

      MAGA. And keep a stash of popcorn at the ready. 😂

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      • vladdy says:

        Sad to have to admit, but my popcorn has all gone stale, and what was eaten left a bad taste in my mouth, as does the urging to “trust” and “keep popcorn ready” etc. I wish, wish, wish there was one reason not to feel this way, but after a year of “get the popcorn ready,” I’m with our friend above who wrote something like “Call me when indictments happen.” Until then, it’s just more “here it comes. No, now here is REALLY comes. No, now…..” (frowny face) (with a little tear in one eye) And I’m starting to feel like I never want to hear anything about popcorn for the rest of my life.

        On the other hand, I will break out the chocolate and celebrate everything our great president is doing for the country with every passing day. That continues, regardless of the state of the DOJ FBI etc. MAGA.

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    • Bill says:

      Fry-Day the 13th, I wonder what swamp critter will fry today!

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  11. Bugsdaddy says:

    Friday the Thirteenth. Sounds like a good day to purge the evil swamp rats.
    Just a thought.

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    • Newt Love says:

      > “Friday the Thirteenth. …”

      The Friday the 13th superstition traces back to the day when the Pope and 3 different Kings simultaneously arrested almost all of the Knights Templar. (Look it up.)

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      • Marica says:

        that’s a cool history lesson Newt! didnt know… can we only hope History will repeat?!

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        • Alligator Gar says:

          Demolay was burned at the stake along with quite a few others on that day. Supposedly, they confessed to unspeakable crimes. Wouldn’t anyone under torture? Truth is, the kings owed the Templars more money than the kings could pay back. They got rid of their money woes by inventing crimes to justify their savagery and murder, IMHO.

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  12. Publius2016 says:

    mueller should be held in contempt of congress for procuring Presidential Transition documents…found out in December 2017! no questions no hearings only crickets!

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    • G. Combs says:

      “mueller should be held in contempt of congress for procuring Presidential Transition documents….”

      Part of the Carter Page Two Hop warrant.

      NPR — With 3 ‘Hops,’ NSA Gets Millions Of Phone Records

      President Barack Obama’s national security team acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that, when investigating one suspected terrorist, it can read and store the phone records of millions of Americans.

      Since it was revealed recently that the National Security Agency puts the phone records of every American into a database, the Obama administration has assured the nation that such records are rarely searched and, when they are, officials target only suspected international terrorists….

      Testimony before Congress on Wednesday showed how easy it is for Americans with no connection to terrorism to unwittingly have their calling patterns analyzed by the government.

      It hinges on what’s known as “hop” or “chain” analysis. When the NSA identifies a suspect, it can look not just at his phone records, but also the records of everyone he calls, everyone who calls those people and everyone who calls those people.

      If the average person called 40 unique people, three-hop analysis would allow the government to mine the records of 2.5 million Americans when investigating one suspected terrorist.[…]

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      • Publius2016 says:

        21st counterintelligence surveillance involves way more than cell phones… infrared… camera phones digital television 3D modeling heat signatures etc… President Trump called Obama SICK BAD

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      • mr.piddles says:

        Caracas burning. Port au Prince on the brink. Western hemisphere needs a new Banana Republic.

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  13. Brent Hull says:

    If she shows up with Strzok tomorrow any chance he or she spend some quality time under the table?

    Liked by 5 people

  14. Tree Knot says:

    If the Republican Senate and House majority wants to be kept by Republicans this election cycle it is now show time on these hearings and what they are going to do.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. fabrabbit says:

    Ms. Page, I hope you have a good night’s sleep. As a matter of fact, I hope you have been sleeping well for the past 18 months.

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  16. scott467 says:

    “Goodlatte and Gowdy Give Lisa Page Attorney Three Options to Avoid Contempt Charges Scheduled for Friday 13th…”

    __________________

    Yeah, that’s the same treatment I get when I ignore a subpoena.

    They dress up like Monty Hall and ask me to choose door #1, door #2 or door #3.

    That’s Goodlatte’s new name, ‘Monty’.

    Gowdy’s new name is ‘Hall’.

    Together, they’re the game show brothers.

    It’s amazing “just us” system the government has for itself.

    How do we get in on that action?

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  17. NvMtnOldMan says:

    I bet that the rooster and et al have another letter ready for Friday when LoosePage doesn’t show. They probably have a stack of them to get by until after Nov. What a bunch of spineless overpaid cowards.

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  18. Mark McQueen says:

    Page doesn’t want to talk before Strozk does and I’d wager even if Strozk’s testimony is behind closed doors she will have a transcript in hand.

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  19. JonS says:

    Page, while corrupt and reprehensible, is a small fish in the big swamp. She is going to be scapegoated and sacrificed for the cause. She knows this to be true and is trying to hide like a snowflake in the Sun light

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  20. Over40withAbrain says:

    Lisa will show up. She’s rehearsing tonight. “To the best of my recollection, I don’t recall.”

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    • scott467 says:

      Have Strzok tell her to show up. She’ll do anything for Pete.

      His his eyes are so dreamy.

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    • Everywhereguy says:

      “To the worst of my recollection. — Oops!”

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      • That made me laugh!! Has anyone noticed that Lisa has submitted a new “fashion” photo instead of the super unflattering gummy one? Or the squinting face near her front door?

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        • WSB says:

          HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Yes!!!!!

          How do we suddenly have one half normal photo showing up on prime time news? LSM Must have gotten the memo.

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          • covfefe999 says:

            I hope FOX continues to use the worst pictures of her. You know it drives her batty that they always use those super unflattering photos. 🙂

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            • WSB says:

              The wet hair waif ASPCA look in the down jacket is my favorite.

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            • Ris Eruwaedhiel says:

              Lisa Page is an unattractive woman who looks older than her 38 years. She is slim, unlike Mrs. Peter Strzok. That might mean something to the snobby Peter Strzok – I can’t imagine that he would like to be seen in public with a fat wife.

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            • Ris Eruwaedhiel says:

              I noticed yesterday that in her most recent photo, her arms are crossed her chest and the fingers on her left hand are hidden. I wondered if she is still wearing her wedding ring. She still was lst December when the Daily Mial took pictures.

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              • Ris Eruwaedhiel says:

                I didn’t finish my comment due to my computer freezing.

                Yesterday’s photo seems to have disappeared from the web, leaving only a head and shoulders shot. The older, unflattering photos are what people will see when they google her.

                I checked Peter Strzok’s video and photos from last week to see if he was still wearing his wedding ring (he was in December), but was unable to tell. Well, we’ll find out in a few hours.

                Many people commented that Strzok looked smug while walking to the hearing room last week. I didn’t see that – he looked grim, with at one point a forced smile. He was said to be smug and laughing during the hearing itself, but, obviously, we weren’t there to confirm that observation.

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  21. scott467 says:

    “Three Options: #1) Lisa Page can appear tomorrow with Peter Strzok (already scheduled). #2) Present herself for deposition Friday 13th. #3) Do both 1 and 2.”

    ______________

    Or WHAT?!?

    Contempt proceedings?

    Then WHAT?

    Until you get to “ARREST“, you’re just blowing air — and it’s not even hot.

    Our civil miscreants pretending like they don’t know how to FORCE COMPLIANCE, when forced compliance is ALL they DO with regard to the American People, is beyond insulting.

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  22. ogoggilby says:

    Congress has three options for enforcing a contempt order:

    1) Either chamber may invoke its inherent contempt power by instructing its sergeant-at-arms to arrest the non compliant party and bring that person before the chamber’s presiding officer. Theoretically, the chamber is empowered to hold the non compliant party in the Capitol jail until the end of the legislative session. This practice, however, has not been employed by either chamber for over 80 years.

    2) The presiding officer of either chamber may refer the matter to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia to pursue criminal contempt proceedings, pursuant to 2 U.S.C. §§ 192, 194.

    3) Senate rules authorize a civil action in federal district court seeking a court-ordered injunction to compel compliance with Senate process. Any person failing to comply with such an order would be subject to contempt of court under traditional judicial processes.

    Now, what would be the DC odds of Congress employing any of the above available options?

    Lisa Page will wear her Congressional Badge of Contempt with joyous honor….

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  23. covfefe999 says:

    Haha. New photo of Lisa Page which barely looks like her. I guess that’s why she’s delayed, she needed some photos taken and retouched.

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  24. Howzie says:

    The Big Schmooze continues.

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  25. Curt says:

    Its sad. Most people see these congressional committees as paper tigers…. and they would be correct. Congress’ failure to show any desire to enforce any subpoenas or requests is epidemic and they have weakened their own position. I like many of these people and even support them any way I can, but they are just a bunch of blowhards. I like so many others, expect NOTHING to come from their inquiries. If they don’t have to power to enforce their subpoenas they should just wait issuing them and beg openly for compliance. Its ridiculous!!!

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  26. Bendix says:

    I’d like to lock Peter Strozk in a room with television screens for walls and run nonstop footage of the men who lead the rescue of those Thai boys and their coach, with a voice over, “THESE ARE REAL MEN”.
    Strozk and his cohorts in the FBI are destructive parasites, not men.
    Page and Strozk are the disasters good people have to clean up after.
    What do they think they are doing with their lives?
    Just who do they think they are?
    They make me sick.

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  27. Brent Hull says:

    If Trump ever does anything on this and declassifies all information and documents related to all the spygate investigation (including all FISA applications and documents supporting FISA applications) and orders DOJ to fully and immediately release all of this information to Congress and to the public any chance DOJ refuses? If DOJ refuses what next?

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  28. CNN_sucks says:

    All grandstanding. Wake me up when they start hauling them in jail.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      This is fun! They are sweating. Marshalls had to track down Page at her house to deliver the subpoena. lol I’m sure that was pleasant. I hope they banged on the front door a few times. Her townhome is attached to another. Neighbors are probably having a good old time with their ears up against the adjoining wall. (That’s what I would do!)

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      • rumpole2 says:

        I’d be more excited if, once they had tracked her down, the Marshall had cuffed her, thrown her in the back of a van, and taken her away for interrogation.

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        • covfefe999 says:

          I used to be more anxious for justice to be served. But now I’m kind of liking the slow torture. Page and Strzok are in the news just about every single day The fact that her legal team had a new professional photo taken of her tells me that the ones the media usually uses, her gummy smiling photo and bedraggled rat photos, are driving her nuts. No woman wants to look like any of those photos. I’m taking pleasure in that. 🙂

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          • rumpole2 says:

            Yeah But I’d be happier if her lawyers were giving her a make-over ahead of Jury Selection:)

            Bgi ugly glasses and “the librarian” look might be an option.

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      • Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

        All I care about is that President Trump tweeted about this. As many balls as he is juggling right now overseas he always takes time to troll the traitors. He has to know how we (his base) feel about this mess. I think he is sending us all a message.
        That “layer” thing is just icing on the cake.

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      • DJ says:

        “Marshalls had to track down Page at her house to deliver the subpoena.”
        ———————————————————————————
        Apparently they had to make three visits before they were actually able to server her.

        I heard today from some talking head on the news that her law license is automatically suspended if – as a practicing lawyer – she ignores a valid subpoena issued to her. I have no idea if that is actually true. Perhaps there is some legal eagle here who could confirm or deny?

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  29. Suite D says:

    Theater of the absurd. Paper tigers. All talk and no action. All hat and no cattle. Kabuki theater. Weaklings all. There, I feel better. Pull the plug and DRAIN THE SWAMP!!! MAGA!!!

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  30. Black Irish Rose says:

    Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere on this thread, but for any legal beagles out there: what is the punishment or consequence of being charged with contempt? Former AG Holder was cited for contempt of Congress, but that didn’t seem to do him any harm at all. Same for Lisa?

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    • pnj01 says:

      From an article on enforcement of Congressional subpoenas:
      “[T]here are few judicial limits placed upon the scope of a congressional investigation. As a practical matter, however, the mechanisms that Congress must use to enforce a subpoena or to sanction a party for contempt are time-consuming and cumbersome, with each escalating step in the process requiring a greater level of political commitment. For example, most committees’ rules authorize their subcommittees or chairpersons (occasionally in consultation with the ranking members) to issue subpoenas requesting documents or information. If a responding party fails to comply with the subpoena, committee rules then typically require a majority vote of the full committee before a resolution of noncompliance may be reported to the parent chamber. This additional requirement operates as a political brake on any committee or subcommittee hastily citing a party for contempt.

      If there are insufficient votes in committee to report a resolution of noncompliance to the full chamber, the committee may simply reject the resolution and pursue no further action. If there are sufficient votes in favor, the report must typically then pass from the committee to the parent chamber (either the House or the Senate) to face a floor vote before a resolution of contempt may be issued. The level of support necessary to pass a resolution of contempt by chamber vote is obviously significantly greater than that needed to issue the subpoena in the first instance. In many cases, there will be insufficient interest in the chamber for a resolution of contempt to pass. One wild card in this equation, however, is press coverage. Issues garnering substantial media attention and public interest are much more likely to capture the interest of members and to move quickly through the enforcement process.

      Assuming that a resolution of contempt is approved, Congress must then pursue one of three options for actually enforcing its contempt order.

      First, either chamber may invoke its inherent contempt power by instructing its sergeant-at arms to arrest the noncompliant party and bring him or her before the chamber’s presiding officer. Theoretically, the chamber is empowered to hold the noncompliant party in the Capitol jail until the end of the legislative session. In practice, however, this practice has long been dormant and has not been employed by either chamber for over 80 years. See Jurney v. MacCracken, 294 U.S. 125, 147-48 (1935) (addressing the last invocation of the inherent contempt power).

      Second, the presiding officer of either chamber may refer the matter to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia to pursue criminal contempt proceedings, pursuant to 2 U.S.C. §§ 192, 194.

      Third, the Senate rules authorize the Senate to initiate a civil action in federal district court, seeking a court ordered injunction to compel compliance with Senate process. Any person failing to comply with such an order would be subject to contempt of court under traditional judicial processes.

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      • I won't back down says:

        congressional jail, is it nicer than Manafort’s solitary cell at camp cush??? Oh wait, it must be a storage closet in the capitol that got sealed off post-renovation you know like the cloak room hat closet (no more hats, no more hat closet) where the members could walk by the stockade on the way to each vote and throw spit balls at the accused/incarcerated

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        • pnj01 says:

          From an article on popvox:
          BOTTOM LINE: “These days, if Congress needed to jail someone, they’d probably use the Capitol Police’s offsite holding cell.”

          FULL DISCUSSION:
          “When discussions in Congress turn to holding someone in contempt, there is invariably talk about a supposed “jail in the basement of the Capitol.” This story was given new life last week by Nancy Pelosi suggesting that Karl Rove could have been jailed in the Capitol in 2007. (The New York Times thought so too.) Is there really a jail in the Capitol basement? No….

          There is no Capitol jail. There is a tomb chamber under the crypt (beneath the star), which was meant to house Washington’s body. Washington made arrangements to be buried at Mount Vernon. The tomb chamber has bars, leading many to assume it must be a jail cell. It’s never been used as one, though.

          I believe the last person to receive the dubious distinction of an arrest for contempt of Congress was a member of the Hoover administration–but they didn’t hold him in the Capitol. He was held at the Willard Hotel. These days, if Congress needed to jail someone, they’d probably use the Capitol Police’s offsite holding cell.

          There was, however, a building called the “Old Capitol Prison,” on the grounds of what’s now the Supreme Court building. It was the temporary Capitol for a few years after the British set the real one on fire in 1814. After that, it was used as a private school, then a boarding house (where Vice President Calhoun died in 1850). It became a prison during the Civil War. Later, it served as the headquarters for the National Women’s Party before the Federal Government bought it back and razed it to make room for the Supreme Court.

          Check out this interview from the Senate Historical Office oral history project: Towards the bottom of Page 20, they talk about contempt and rooms in the Capitol used at various times to hold prisoners.”

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          • I won't back down says:

            I love the capitol (was an intern for the senate and I loved just wandering around all over the place in its bowels a very very long time ago, pre renovation). Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Mongoose says:

    What happened to Option #4 – “Go to jail” for contempt.

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  32. Sy_N_Tist says:

    😁😂🤣😃

    “First thing, let us kill all the LAYERS ”

    Thank you, William. You always have the right words.

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    • Marica says:

      Agreed! I had a LAYER once… he was a real D###K! but then aren’t Most Layers D##ks?
      askin for a friend..
      also…Apologizing in advance to the good lawyers on this site…

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  33. billrla says:

    Options? You mean, like the options that police routinely offer people to pay speeding tickets, or the meter maid offers parkers that overstay the meter?
    1. Pay your ticket any time you like
    2. Don’t pay your ticket, it’s O.K. Really
    3. Pretend you never got a ticket.

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  34. Ono says:

    Lisa Page attorney to Congress… “Her dog ate the subpoena, we need more time!”

    Congress to Lisa Page attorney; we better have it by Friday! last warning!!!

    Lisa Page’s attorney hands over her dog.

    Congress will hold special committie hearing on the dog next week and if she/he (the dog) doesn’t show we will threaten to subpoena the dog.

    Attorney for Lisa Page’s dog asks for an extension so her client (the dog) can be briefed on the questions.

    Congress to the dogs attorney…Well alright you have until after the Nov mid term elections.

    Nothing new here!

    Dog and donkey show….

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  35. Brant says:

    There is one type of demand letter they haven’t tried. I wonder if a demand letter with a number of redactions would carry more weight and provide encouragement. It’s worth a try. Demand letters with underlining, bold, and italicized fonts don’t seem to work. Maybe they should try a different script type font. Olde English or something. What about a different color font. Or maybe increase the font size. 14 or 16 is just too wimpy. It should be a size 32 font size at a bare minimum.

    Just some thoughts I had.

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  36. Newt Love says:

    AG Eric Holder was held in Contempt of Congress, but since Congress has no prosecution power, it was referred to the DoJ where AG Holder LOLed, and then ignored it.

    The same thing will happen if DAG Rosenstain is found in Contempt of Congress.

    What will happen if Page & Strzok are found in Contempt? I’ll bet that DAG Rosenstain will have the referrals made into trophies for Page & Strzok to put on their walls.

    What needs to happen is DAG Rosenstain is Impeached by the House, and found guilty by the Senate. Then the disgraced and unemployed smug little Donkey can be indicted by the new DAG.

    AG Sessions must have entered the Witless Protection Program by now.

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    • Newhere says:

      Yeah. I’m all for Congress finally using its tools. But it’s fair for the public’s reaction to actually match the seriousness of the tool being wielded. Yes, good, do it, please. Then keep pushing and following through until actual results or consequences materialize. Why not start proceedings today. Threatening and pushing off deadlines is exactly that.

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    • Mike says:

      Don’t forget Newt

      Holder was held in CRIMINAL contempt, by a full vote of congress including, if memory serves 7 demonrats.

      Then the Obama appointed AG for DC, who worked for Holder, DECLINED to prosecute.

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  37. LibertyONE says:

    Wake me up WHEN Congress holds her in Contempt and some judge throws her corrupt a*s in jail. Although Congress can order the Sgt-At-Arms do the same. They WON’T. Another Dog & Pony show!

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  38. Newhere says:

    Does being held in contempt even matter? Congress holds back as if it’s a massive hammer, but on the other side it seems to be just another part of the negotiation. Inching a little closer to real consequences, but still more time to blow it off. And how many times have we heard the threat bandied about this summer. yawn.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      It matters to shut down Special Counsel! an act of Congress will allow the Executive to take action! its the ultimate defense from IMPEACHMENT!!

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  39. NoJuan Importante says:

    This is starting to remind me of investigations in years past.

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  40. Donzo says:

    I can only imagine POTUS puts up with this because the spectacle of this lawlessness is a vote getter.

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  41. Another Scott says:

    It probably doesn’t matter if she testifies, after what she has been involved in I bet she went out and got a few gallons of industrial strength plead the fifth to use when needed

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  42. mazziflol says:

    Oooo…big scurry contempt of congress. Just like Eric Holder. And just like him….nothing will come of it.

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  43. Mike says:

    As impotent and discouraging as it seems congress is, at least a few, Goodlatte, Nunes, Desantes, Jordan, Meadows, Gaetz, and even Goudy are still in the fight.

    The MAIN problem is the CORRUPT JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, including the FBI.

    I have NO confidence Sessions or Wray will do ANYTHING.

    TREEPERS, HELP ME OUT!

    I WANT TO KNOW IF PAGE, AND OR STRZOK’s lawyers have connections to the Clinton crime family. This is so I can get an idea of what they will do.

    (Remember Awan’s attorney Christopher Gowen was a LONG TIME Clinton stooge who represented Bill, Hill, and the Clinton foundation. So it was no surprise when the fix was in.)

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    • iwasthere says:

      Take the red pill. Goodlatte and Goudy – are swamp. Kabuki – through and through. So far as the rest – who really knows. Jordan might be the real deal – because of the smear campaign – probably the best indicator we have as non-Hill rats.

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      • vladdy says:

        Jordan is totally reliable. As is Nunes, Gohmert, and Rand Paul. And there we have the four members of congress that we can always rely on, who deserve our faith and good will. The other several hundred???

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    • I won't back down says:

      I am still having severe heartburn on Lanny Davis representing Cohen. If cohen were a decent human being he’d tell lanny to walk into Muellers office and do that “I’d testify” thing and start naming dead people (all fictional of course), then count the seconds until Lanny and Mueller’s cronies leaked. Then, break into a song and dance routine about how wonderful it is to compose for the special counsel – of course that should be on a fox news show (I choose tucker) and say how “I was just F’ing with their heads” like trump did to Hillary and bill and every other dem since election night. Then, I ain’t sayin another word until y’all pack up and go home, Mr. Mueller.

      Again, if it were up to me . . . just call that triple wall banger chess (none of this 4D crap). These guys are all new Yorkers. Cohen deserves a better attorney than some lackey/crony friend of the Clintons.

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  44. Brent Hull says:

    Lisa Page is a pure boner killer. Urologists now use pictures of Page to help those old men that come in the ER suffering from a 4 hour boner after taking too many blue pills.

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  45. L4grasshopper says:

    Know what is really frustrating (yeah….along with hundreds of other things!) — both Gowdy and Goodlatte are retiring from Congress. In theory they should be fearless at attacking the Swamp. Yet they are still acting like process queens…..image over substance…..trying to look like they are doing something, when in fact they are not.

    Depressing…..

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  46. Cathy M. says:

    I vote for option #3- both hearings

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    • Jenny R. says:

      I opt for throwing her in county lock up (the one for us regular Americans) until she gets escorted to both hearings!
      Let her have fun in the thunderdome! (probably in solitary for her own safety but still no fun for such a delicate flower)

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      • rumpole2 says:

        I agree with the “Lock her up” part, but these Congress hearings are a complete farce.

        Interrogate her and indict her and haul her ass into court… no bail.. she is a flight risk.

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  47. mr.piddles says:

    I am shocked.. SHOCKED.. that the MSM isn’t camped out at Page’s residence pestering her for a comment and asking why she has been ignoring Congessional inquiry for six (6) months. Russia, I guess.

    Country for sale! Won’t last long at these prices! Oops. Too late. Already sold.

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  48. iwasthere says:

    Goodtalle – should be in wiki under ‘house for sale – swamp.’ I say that as an informed person, who was on the Hill testifying against the AIA (America Invents Act) which created a Kings Privy Court AKA the Star Chamber (un-Contittutional by definition) at the USPTO, that now invalids 90% of US granted patents. Sponsored by Goodlatte, on behalf of Google. BTW Google is and was the Obama Admin with over 2000 people rotating between google and the political appointments by Obama. As an aside, name another federal agency that invalids 90% of its own work product – when challenged – and call that functional.

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  49. Joshua says:

    Yeah… unfortunately it appears Congress has neutered itself to the point where the veil* is being lifted.

    The real underlying condequence they “wielded” was public shame.
    That used to be a very powerful thing and still can be.

    *Not too many ever really worried about the mechanics of this but it should be pretty clear now that the media was the true executor of this power.
    The mass media are the gatekeepers.

    If the press chooses not to pursue an issue then “pressure” is not applied. There is a time window for this pressure and there is little that the alternative media can do in its stead. That’s just the way it is. It’s not one of those things u want to advertise(; don’t worry, they already know).

    Potentially quite damaging to our republic if u ask me. Hard to repair. I’m sure if it could be prevented or stopped it would be.

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