John Ratcliffe Discusses Border Security Funding and James Comey Interview…

Representative John Ratcliffe discusses ongoing congressional appropriations battle and his interview last week of James Comey.

Mr. Ratcliffe points out that congressional investigators have taken the inquiry into the DOJ and FBI corruption as far as possible; it is now up to the DOJ to hold those corrupt officials accountable for weaponizing their offices.

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64 Responses to John Ratcliffe Discusses Border Security Funding and James Comey Interview…

  1. anniefannie says:

    We can hope that there are a few honest officials in the DOJ but…

    Liked by 5 people

    • Sherri Young says:

      Supposedly, there were people who left the FBI and DOJ in disgust during the Obama years. It would be nice to have some of those people come back.

      In the meantime, this recruiting plan does not look all that encouraging.
      https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/upcoming-attorney-recruitment-events

      Liked by 3 people

    • Carrie2 says:

      anniefannie, all talk and nothing done for years on this issue. They are just the 2 parties in 1 to rape our Republic and us. The republicans are useless and we need to fire them in both Houses for not representing us AND WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE GOVERNMENT AND THEY ARE NOT but our employees to do what they were hired to do and have not done. Enough with talking.

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      • zozz1 says:

        The Tea Party began an effort at a third party. Perot began an effort with United We Stand (and he got 19%of the vote, which took enough away from George H.W. Bush to elect Clinton). There are lots of folks out here who recognize that the Uniparty/Deep Swamp is comprised of powerful interests in both Republican and Democrat Parties. It is also clear that we citizens are not well represented by either bunch. The question is, can a meaningful, powerful, and effective third party that represents us be successfully organized? A party that would elect not just a president ( in essence, we have a third-party president right now), but also House and Senate members as well. Without Congress, having a third-party president still leaves control in the hands of the Uniparty, as we see now.

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        • G. Combs says:

          “…The question is, can a meaningful, powerful, and effective third party that represents us be successfully organized? “

          The answer is NO!

          We need to GUT the GOP from the ground up and take it over.

          The Supreme Court needs to revisit Citizens United and the idea of PACs, because BOTH remove the right of citizens to be represented in congress.

          Right now we have A “government of the people, Transnational corporations, by the people, Transnational corporations, for the people, Transnational corporations”

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    • dd_sc says:

      To be replaced by people on the same career path.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. kinthenorthwest says:

    Will say that its really gotten crazy out there …The liberals have gotten down right dirty on this issue & do believe that it just might lead to violence prior to the New Year.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Conundrum says:

    Yeap, time for those responsible to resign, sign their million dollar book deals and accept high six figure private sector jobs. Oh the pain and anguish sedition brings!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Zippy says:

    “it is now up to the DOJ to hold those corrupt officials accountable for weaponizing their offices.”

    ROTFL! Yeah, that’ll happen…

    Liked by 7 people

  5. snarkybeach says:

    Representative Ratcliffe is one who used to believe in justice and is saddened by it’s corruption.

    Liked by 5 people

  6. andy says:

    Obama will clean up the war criminals and prosecute torturers . I just know he will!

    But serioulsy, those I know who harp about putin’s puppet the loudest are certifiably insane now…
    This morning, a person who is supposed to be very smart told me, “they have not proven the dossier is not true yet”. I point out cohen/prague as a central point and the response is “you dont know what Mueller has and any one who says they do are lying.”

    DECLASSIFISA NOW

    Liked by 5 people

    • Bastiat says:

      Most people who are “supposed to be smart” are generally just educated beyond their intelligence.

      They are easy to spot because they cannot think for themselves and will generally get trounced in any situation outside of their narrow band of education.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Bugsdaddy says:

      You might want to remind your “very smart” friend of a stupid little legal precedent called…..”innocent, until proven guilty”.

      Mueller has NOT proven any person guilty of colluding with the Russians. He has only turned people over for prosecution of things that happened pre-2015.

      We need to continue to remind our “smart” liberal friends of THAT fact.

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  7. GB Bari says:

    I don’t detect any Swampy weasel words from Rep. Ratcliffe. He appears to be genuine pro-MAGA and fully understands the lying, deception and fraud being perpetrated by the pro-DemocRAT DOJ/FBI in this saga..

    I guess Maria has a time slot to fill ad bless her for keeping this issue in front of the viewers but every time there is little progress that can truly be reported by the guest such as Ratcliffe. Everyone on the right side of law and order is understandably frustrated with the situation.

    Liked by 5 people

  8. no-nonsence-nancy says:

    Make John Ratcliff AG.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. So $5 Billion for Guatemala’s border and $10 Billion for Mexico’s border and zero for America’s border? And we can’t leave Syria because we have to protect Kurdistan’s border?

    What’s that–Kurdistan doesn’t have official borders? I’m hip–neither do we.

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  10. Carrie says:

    i still fervently hope that there will be massive declassification. But I’m not sure it will happen soon, if ever.
    But I did notice this interesting side bit- Miller, Mulvaney and now Ratcliffe all said Merry Christmas! Finally, some pushback on the PC nonsense.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. thedoc00 says:

    What big load that the Republican run committees took the issues as far as possible. Tragically and starting in January, the Democrats will show the Republicans how its done.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Carthoris says:

    “Mr. Ratcliffe points out that congressional investigators have taken the inquiry into the DOJ and FBI corruption as far as possible; it is now up to the DOJ to hold those corrupt officials accountable for weaponizing their offices.”

    Rivers will sooner run backwards. They are all corrupt to the bone. These criminals were not just a bunch of “lone wolves”, they were and are the FBI and DOJ.

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    • JX says:

      I found that statement of his particularly grating. It’s similar to statements made when Congressional subpoenas are ignored, “there’s nothing we can do”. There is plenty Congress can do if they had the will. Instead they shirk their duty, shrug their shoulders, and pass the buck.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Carrie2 says:

        JX, and there is plenty we can do because WE, the People are the Government and they are our employees who have failed to represent us on both sides of the aisle and hence we must close down Congress and start fresh because most of these are communists or socialists or just plain greedy to get more donor money and do what they want. We must fire them and asap!

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  13. James Carpenter says:

    Willful ignorance does not have much linkage with being “very smart”.

    Liked by 3 people

  14. czarowniczy says:

    Maybe no relation at all but Israel’s deep into Operation Northern Shield, locating and destroying Hezbollah attack tunnels built into Israel. These tunnels are meant to allow a flood of Iranian (let’s not play that ‘they ain’t Iranians game) into Israel for a major attack. This operation has been in planning for years as the tunnels are very sophisticated and were cut through solid and hard rock and are unlike ones the IDF has seen before.
    It may be coincidence but Israel and the US are having problems with border security through tunnels. Just as the Mexico to US tunnels are growing in sophistication so are the Moslem terrorist ones into Israel, both from the Hezbollah and Palestinian threats. We know the cartels are having foreign engineers come in to improve their tunnels to the US so at what point will we see tunnels more dedicated to smuggling Moslem terrs, arms and explosives here than drugs?

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    • nimrodman says:

      Israel should lower a spark-igniter into their end of each tunnel, have a concrete slab pre-positioned with cherry-picker crane, pull up a big tanker truck, pump propane into the tunnel, lower the slab to seal as best as can, step back, punch the igniter button.

      Houses blow on enemy side of the border?
      “Oh, sorry – Hey, I’m just walkin’ heah!”

      Liked by 2 people

      • WES says:

        Nimrod: From what I have read it is very difficult to detect underground tunnels. However once a tunnel is discovered pumping gas into the tunnel is a great way to collaspe the tunnel. Can be a rather dangerous thing though especially if it is not your spark that sets off the gas!

        Some folks pump gas into gofer holes in their yards! See YouTube!

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yup, ‘swhat we did in Nam, used leftover Avgas, JP, whatever. Problem is these are sophisticated, large tunnels cut thru solid rock. Israeli IDF Combat Engineers (YAY 12 Bravos!) had to go to an undisclosed European country to get training in them – that’s how sophisticated they were.
        As for the ‘undisclosed’ European country my bet’s on Germany as Germany is still a world leader in deep underground structures (see: WW II) and has been ‘implicated’ in the tunnels the cartel’s building from Mexico to the US. Oops.

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  15. Zorro says:

    “at what point will we see tunnels more dedicated to smuggling Moslem terrs, arms and explosives here than drugs?”

    Floor of tunnel lined with prayer rugs instead of bare?

    Liked by 1 person

  16. David Vicknair says:

    By Paul Sperry at RealClearInvestigations reports that US Attorney John Huber has done nothing, confirming the head fake theory. If true, then Sessions was not merely feckless, but a duplicitious participant in an ongoing act of sedition against a sitting POTUS. Were this France, there would be rioting in the streets. But it’s not, it’s America, and so we will naively place our trust (again) in the untrustworthy only to be punked (again).

    Liked by 3 people

    • BobR says:

      Read the comments at the sight for this story. Some have said that Huber has been a fixer for Harry Reid and would never let a Clinton investigation go forward. So Sessions has been a deep state operator appointing Huber and colluding with Rosenstein ?

      Liked by 2 people

  17. JX says:

    I think any plan which involves the DOJ will fail. This past year several Representatives have asked DOJ to appoint a special counsel. This is either misguided or theater, and has been ineffective. Congress has the authority to direct the President to appoint a special counsel, subject to consent by the Senate, who is vested with full powers and authority to investigate and prosecute corrupt DOJ officials. I think this is the only possible path forward. The DOJ is deeply corrupted and have engaged elaborate schemes to conceal their crimes and to thwart oversight. They are not going to hold themselves accountable, they have placed themselves beyond the law. This can not continue, Congress MUST ACT NOW.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. montanamel says:

    Or, We the People, can and will…

    About this propane inside a closed space….should work well in some of these modern office buildings then….like there in DC, eh?…
    Just move along…this truck with the green sign saying “1075” is just parked here for a short while…don’t trip on the hoses…..he,he,he…..

    Liked by 1 person

    • nimrodman says:

      “should work well in some of these modern office buildings then”

      Yeah, you wanna watch Fight Club, see how Tyler Durden loses his high-rise apartment early on in the film

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  19. emeraldcoaster says:

    Ratcliffe seems like a real trooper, but incoming AG Barr would have to turn the DoJ 180 degrees around before anything meaningful could happen. I still think POTUS must first dump the declassified docs.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Reality says:

    Nothing changes anywhere at DoJ until Rosie is gone, to state the pathetically bleeding obvious…..

    Like

  21. In my opinion Pres.Trump should have appointed Cong. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) as Attorney General instead of William Barr.
    John Ratcliffe…WOULD…Prosecute the CRIMINALS at the DIRTY Mueller Special Counsel Team, DOJ and FBI.

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  22. It was heartening to hear Ratcliffe call out Comey’s double-standard FBI–particularly pointing out his indulging Hillary and using the same departures from policy AGAINST President Trump.

    Accountability is the right question for Maria to ask. But Congresspeople do not have the same powers as attorneys and the DOJ. Somehow, someway that has got to get fixed. We should PRAY without ceasing that Whittaker and Barr will do something effective on this point.

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    • Ospreyzone says:

      When every agency with federal, prosecutorial power is corrupt, what do you do? The DOJ and FBI are run by attorneys that have long ago accepted the notion they are above the law. These are the gatekeepers in our system of justice. They make the rules, they interpret the rules, and they are highly adept at gaming the system that they lord over.

      I maintain that the people’s chances of prevailing against these professional criminals is about the same as you or I being victorious in a game of chess against Magnus Carlsen. The only way you win in a situation like that is to toss over the entire game board and punch your opponent squarely in the teeth.

      Applying the above metaphor to reality, this might include an acting AG appointing an outside Special Counsel, augmented by Federal Marshalls selectively raiding government offices and the personal spaces of corrupt officials recently resigned. One can only imagine what delights the private laptops of Clapper, Brennan, Ohr, Strzok, or Comey might reveal.

      If just one person, previously thought to be untouchable, were to be prosecuted, then the threat of the people’s leverage becomes existential and readily apparent to all of the deep state bottom-feeders. Imagine what a game-changer that would be.

      Liked by 2 people

  23. Nunya Bidness says:

    It may be too late to save America. If they can get away with installing Mueller and all that entails, refusing, redacting, and slow walking information requests from Congress, feeding a corrupt and compliant media, and more, they can in future do anything they want.

    Anything.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Silverguy says:

    Republicans are not suited for war. If they discovered corruption they suddenly grow a conscience and back away for fear of losing their place in line. We need people who will bust a lip or two and ask who’s next. Consequences be dammed.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. notfaded1 says:

    Here’s to hoping that Whittaker and Barr install a second SC to specifically investigate the DOJ/FBI and FISA abuse. It might just be our only chance to ever get this fixed before it only gets worse.

    Like

  26. Right to reply says:

    1…Term limits
    2…Ban all lobbying

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