Chairman Lindsey Graham Will Not Request Robert Mueller Testimony…

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham gave some brief remarks to local Dallas media discussing his summer agenda for the Judiciary Committee.  Graham notes he does not intend to question Robert Mueller -deferring to AG Barr- which is not surprising considering how lightly Mueller may have been involved in the investigation.

Graham also notes the separation between the legislative branch and judicial branch as a firewall for inquiry into the FISA court.  However, Graham explains his intent to discuss possible FISA abuse (manipulation from the executive branch) with Chief Justice John Roberts. It appears Graham is also waiting for the DOJ inspector general report.

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189 Responses to Chairman Lindsey Graham Will Not Request Robert Mueller Testimony…

  1. archie says:

    I only care what Trump does. Not Barr, not Congress, not talk radio. After 40 years of voting I know what matters.
    I do care what sundance does. He does what the worthless republican media should be doing.

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    • Riskographer2 says:

      Test

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    • livefreeordieguy says:

      What President Trump does matters most, archie… I agree. But Barr matters almost as much… Barr can become the most consequential AG in the history of the country, or he can be the final nail in the coffin of equal justice under the law… He matters that much in my view. And if you want proof, look at what AG Sessions cost the nation.

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      • I so agree with you livefreeordieguy. Sessions is in a class with Benedict Arnold. Barr can be a great American hero.

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      • jeff montanye says:

        given the outcome, it now looks like the “recusal” of sessions actually may have been an advantage since the special counsel investigation can realistically offer so little real evidence of where the trump administration actually effectively pushed back at that investigation. a more together ag would have surely tried to block the special counsel in many more ways, giving rise to a feeling of frustration and foul play on the part of “the resistance.” as it happens anyone even vaguely objective must agree that the special counsel investigation certainly got its day (two years plus) in (and out of) court.

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      • psmithez says:

        First question to Mueller: Did Mr Weismann receive information regarding the Steel Dossier from Bruce Ohr in 2016/2017? If so, everything he touched thereafter was poisoned and should be thrown out by judges. (Flynn/Manafort/Papadopolis/etc…etc)

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      Trump can’t really get a lot done without Barr, ie the criminal justice system.

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      • Sherbear61 says:

        That’s why Barr worries me, if he’s part of the club it’s all for nothing, but this is a well thought out plan by Trump and the team that’s truly working with him, I have faith.

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        • Mark McQueen says:

          This is also why I’m not too concerned about Barr at this point. I seriously doubt PDT would fall into the “AG trap” (if that was what Sessions really was) again.

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    • yy4u says:

      Can’t like w/o “reply”, so “replying” with a MONSTER LIKE.

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  2. talk is cheap, but this was encouraging from Graham

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    • Sammy says:

      Didn’t get the part about the Steel memo, since no one not Carter Page, Monafort, Cohen nor the Russian tech company mentioned in it were charged by Mueller, that defacto proves it was untrue.. Wasn’t that whole point of Mueller…

      Then we some others like Flynn and Papadopoulos whom the FBI threw out like bait to justify the opening of the investigations spying…. Also we cleared by Mueller with no charges except process crimes.

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      • Lee Moore says:

        The fact that the investigation came up empty does not of itself prove that they had no good reason to investigate. If Ms X says Mr Y raped her, and spins a plausible yarn, the police should investigate. If it turns out that Ms X was lying, Mr Y should be allowed to go on his way, and Ms X should be indicted for her lying. But that doesn’t mean that the police were wrong to investigate.

        But if the police knew all along that she was lying, or if they even hunted up a Ms X to make a false accusation because they didn’t like Mr Y, that would be a different matter.

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        • Burnt Toast says:

          Rape may be a poor analogy as it may be purely he said – she said with no verifiable physical evidence that a crime ever occurred in the first place.

          A better analogy may be Mr Y killed Ms X – show me the body, figure out who Ms X is, coroner says it looks like unnatural death, autopsy determines it was homicide, then investigators can try to find out who Mr X is.
          Witnesses can help point out Mr. X, but these steps need to be taken.

          A much better analogy may be that Ms Y claims Mr X broke inter her home, ransacked it, stole Grandma Y’s heirloom jewelry, took it to a shop, sold it on consignment, and Mr X profits.
          Without verifying any of the above Herr Mueller is given direction to determine if Mr X or anybody associated him has ever sold anything on consignment.
          After a thorough investigation of Mr X and associates Herr Mueller declares unambiguously that no one has ever sold anything on consignment.

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          • chuckyschmucky says:

            On the other hand, there WAS no crime to investigate in this case, as even the Mueller report had to acknowledge. So there was no body to autopsy.

            The only dead body in this entire hideous scandal was the DNC server, but the coroner refused to do any autopsy at all. Willful, eager ignorance on the part of the investigators.

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    • Tall Texan says:

      Agreed – well said very efficiently

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    • AliciaC says:

      Graham already knows the answer to these questions. He is not on Trump’s side. He was Obama’s go to guy in the Senate. He was best friends with McCain. There is little doubt that Graham was complicit, and is now going to obstruct. It will be clearer as we see the sham of the hearings he sets up. His problem is 2020. He cannot get too far out of line. If he was just voted in we would be seeing a different Graham

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      • De Oppresso Liber says:

        I agree 100% – he didn’t wake up one morning, see the sun shining through his window, here a bird chirping outside and suddenly have an epiphany that he should support our president. He has been nothing but a Uniparty stooge (and John McCain’s brown-butterbean-looking-dingleberry) for the past several years (since reelection). Suddenly, there is a seismic shift in the paradigm, called Donald John Trump, and now he’s also up for reelection in 2020, and he had an awakening during the Justice Kavanaugh hearings…….viola!

        Don’t fall for the theatrics South Carolina! Primary this toad with a solid Pro-President Trump Patriot!!! But, Graham is nobody’s fool. He is positioning himself so that President Trump cannot throw him under the bus, without looking terrible, as long as he seems to “support” the president between now and election day.

        MAGA!

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  3. Chip Doctor says:

    Graham is not trustworthy. He will talk outside of both sides of his mouth. He has created his reputation as a slithering snake in the grass. I don’t care what he says or does, my head will always be on a swivel. I do not trust that man. Never, ever, ever, ever. Total swamp rat.

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    • WSB says:

      Indeed, Chip Doctor.

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    • greenworxx says:

      I totally agree with you CD. As for Mueller, he’s been the “fix it” man for the deep state for decades and has protected Hilary and the Clinton Foundation. Let’s not forget Mueller flew the uranium cake sample to Canada so it could then be transported to Russia for the infamous uranium deal.

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      • A2 says:

        OK la. I have seen this falsehood bandied about conflating FBI director Mueller’s delivering a stolen HEU sample to Russia conflated with the Uranium 1 deal long enough, when a simple search on the net will give you the source and secondary sources explaining it.

        (Primary source: cable purloined by WiKileaks)

        “2. (S) Background: Over two years ago Russia requested a
        ten-gram sample of HEU seized in early 2006 in Georgia during
        a nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian
        national and several Georgian accomplices. The seized HEU
        has been under U.S. custody and is being held at a secure DOE
        facility. In response to a 2007 Russian request, the
        Georgian Government authorized the United States to share a
        sample of the material with the Russians for forensic
        analysis. FBI Mueller’s trip to Moscow on April 27 provides
        an opportunity to deliver the requested ten grams from the
        seized HEU in order to obtain cooperation from the GOR on
        this nuclear smuggling case and to eventually establish a
        more productive mechanism of U.S.-Russian cooperation on
        nuclear forensics. ”

        (Read more here)
        https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09STATE38943_a.html

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        • cheryl says:

          Liberals edit Wikileaks.

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        • cheryl says:

          Nevermind. Lost my mind for a second there. Not edited by liberals. Sorry.

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        • Thx A2 for your correction. I read the original WL some time ago, and have passed over most of the U1 claims. We owe it to each other to adhere to a higher standard of evidence, precisely because we are fighting those who use #FakeNews as their weapon to suppress us.

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        • jeff montanye says:

          that is a good point and corrects that canard. but mueller still has been the fix it man for the deep state for decades since he ran the fbi for a dozen years before and long after 9-11 and did not do what honestly would be regarded as a thorough job investigating that event (to say the !@$#@%^&$* least).

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          • A2 says:

            Mueller was stopped by AG Holder from investigating any further on the U1. It is on the record. He can pass on investigatory info, but the DOJ has the call.

            This is very like Rod Rosenstein, who did prosecute Gen Cartwright and got a conviction for leaking classified info about the Stutnix, most probably linked by Obama’s orders as he was going to go full FUBAR on his Iran deal. Obama pardoned Gen Cartwright before he left office. Gen Cartwright’s daughter is married to Peter Strzok,s brother.

            The Strzok family background is worthy of a looksee.

            If you have a corrupt President, AG and other top actors, this is what it looks like.

            Now, if you want to hate on Mueller, who met with POTUS, and want Andrew McCabe, a dirty lying scumbag and Dem operative who initiated and created the counterintelligence investigation running the show then the outcome would have been very different.

            Think about it.

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        • JRD says:

          Mueller weaponized the FBI and removed everyone who wanted to protect us against Islamic terrorism.
          He also protected that pedofile Epstein. We in south Florida are fed up with the rat bastid.

          YOU. CAN. KEEP. MUELLER.

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          • Alfred Barnes says:

            I believe I read it on here that Mueller fired all senior veteran field agents and replaced them with sycophants like Strzok. I confirmed this with an acquaintance whose Dad was one of those impacted. He had told me before my inquiry that his Dad thinks Mueller is a rat.

            Granted, this is hearsay, but consistent with the narrative. We can all see the corruption, but is anything going to be done about it, or all they all dirty?

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      • What’s the “rest of the story” of dirty cop Mueller in Vietnam ???

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      • Mark McQueen says:

        Uranium “cake” or yellow cake is just refined Uranium extracted from raw ore. Nothing special. It used to be shipped in 55 gal. drums by common rail..probably still is.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      “You can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest.”

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    • I disagree. Lindsey reminds me of Senator Charles Sumner during the civil war days. A radical Republican. A bachelor, a well read man , an articulate sort who had his career moment in the Senate speaking out against the crucifixion of Kavanaugh. Lindsey Graham wants a compelling biography written about him one day, and the only way that happens is to be involved in something big. The Coup was something VERY BIG.

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    • gildie says:

      Looks to me that if Graham had had just one more sip from his martini, he would have fallen right off his stool.

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    • WDS says:

      Graham is my Senator. While I will admit I voted for him the first time he ran I have not voted for this hack since. Between his hard on for “Dreamers”, amnesty, voting to confirm Holder, Sotomayor, Kagen and his undying passion for continually expanding surveillance on Americans, he is the poster child for term limits and I am completely disappointed that the Republican’t party in SC cannot seem to find a viable replacement, if they even want to.

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  4. CopperTop says:

    Saw a question related to Senate on why Grassley Graham waited so long to question Rice letter so posting here.

    They questioned it many months after obtaining it. The date that matter is February 8 2018.

    Trump was waiting until May 19/20/21 2018 to make his first use of ‘spygate’ in an overt theatrical manner.

    I would take a look at what PM May might have advised the Queen of England about any potential coup her country had participated in. It’s possible the investigation in to the priest fiasco with resiging GCHQ prompted some more difficult discussions that had to be shared with the Queen. Especially if she was planning on hosting the leader of the coup as a ‘social’ guest only at her grandson’s wedding to an American citizen.

    February 2018 probably closely ties to some discovery on the case of the priest that required additional briefing upwards to PM in early 2018 (case was decided June 2018) https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/former-catholic-priest-who-used-14834280and possibly the discovery of the UK role in the coup

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    • jello333 says:

      I’m not quite sure I get what you’re saying, but I’ll use the opportunity to comment on the Queen herself. I hear all kinds of idiots on the anti-Trump side asking, “Why would the Queen invite the evil Orangeman to a state visit?!” My response is simple: Maybe the woman just happens to LIKE the guy… you think?

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      • WSB says:

        Yes…and the Queen is not the parliamentary governing part of the UK.

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        • jello333 says:

          Despite having lived in a bubble the majority of her life, and having the world’s microscope on her every move, it’s pretty unbelievable that the Queen seems… well, kinda down-to-earth and fairly “normal” in most respects.

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          • WSB says:

            Well, Elizabeth DID maintenance work on jeeps during the war, so she at least has some understanding of what grit it takes to keep an army going.

            https://mashable.com/2015/04/22/queen-elizabeth-army/

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            • 🍺Gunny66 says:

              The Queen has more power than most people think. Maybe not on paper, but if she says something, you can bet it would be taken as a powerful message.

              The Queen is good to go. She can see that our President may be one of the last chances to save her country.

              She did experience how the US saved England during WW II
              I have experience with Muzzies. No matter how you feel about England, them being taken over by those savages is not something we should enjoy.
              France is about done.

              As far as Lindsey goes, I will never trust him, but you have to admit, he is pretty good at determining which way the wind is blowing……….typical weasel….

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              • CopperTop says:

                Gunny..YES. I try to be brief. But there are REAMS of evidence of things going on here. I was at a loss for a LONG time to figure out how the Queen was advised of Hannigan’s departure. Once I heard the ties to a court case might have been the catalyst that the PM actually had to debrief her. I was convinced she stepped in. She’s head of state and the military.

                The biggest power she has is that all elected leaders are sworn in to protect the crown which means the PM is answerable to someone ultimately higher than her/himself. No one is above the authority of her as the head of the military.

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              • Peoria Jones says:

                Ok Gunny, so now it seems you’re on my page. So why did you try to bust my balls about Prince Philip (D of E) the other night? The poor bastard does her bidding, and does it with heart for Americans who helped their country.

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                • 🍺Gunny66 says:

                  Peoria,
                  Thanks but…

                  I did make the statement about the Duke….you are the one who busted my balls about saying it….

                  Even now your statement about The D of E supporting the Americans with heart cannot be supported with anything other than your “own” statement of “The poor bastard does her bidding”

                  Which is a contradiction in what you are trying to tell me.

                  If you are offended, hey whatever, If I am wrong about the Duke OK…..

                  But don’t try to now smoke my way with illogical statements.

                  I’ve always enjoyed your posts. Have a nice night.

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                • 🍺Gunny66 says:

                  “blow smoke”….

                  sorry…..friggin phone

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              • Gunny Just as you don’t like muslims, I don’t either, ’72 Munich Olympics was my intro into them and their way of thinking, where I live, we have 3 Islamic centers and a County Islamic Center in Downtown area…ENOUGH!!!

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              • Ellen says:

                a butterfly might be more apt 🙂

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                • Ellen says:

                  okay. “So Gunny said, “As far as Lindsey goes, I will never trust him, but you have to admit, he is pretty good at determining which way the wind is blowing……….typical weasel….” and I said “A butterfly might be more apt.” But the joke got lost in a long thread. I thought it was pretty funny though.

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              • Peppurr says:

                Great post Gunny66! Been to England quite a few times. My mother was an English warbride so we went there for family visits several times. Spent a couple of years in Nottingham. Great memories, but, will not go back with the state it’s in now. London – pretty much unrecognizable. Nottingham, even worse. Appreciated your comments on the Queen! Totally agree.

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      • Carrie2 says:

        Or she knows she will get REAL answers to her questions and/or concerns. Our President knows how to “connect” and the Queen is not a dumbbell either. I feel sure she wants him back to visit her to catch upon more of the garbage that is happening in her country because no sources of value there for her to contact.

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        • CopperTop says:

          Queens chief lady in waiting Countess of Airlie for 50 YEARS is an American. She was first to shake 45s hand on his last visit.

          She’s a cool character but gave him the stateside grip and go get em cheer.

          Something’s up with 45 and that nation. Will see what’s to come.

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      • CopperTop says:

        There’s too much background. This is just a place holder to help some researchers here keep an eye on granular ball…

        The simplest it can be stated…

        When Harry was getting married…they wanted the Obamas there. Normally no problem but at the same time the US press was focused on this detail. THE actual protocol being discussed is this as a STATE affair and will the PM be invited….

        The PM was not really part of the resignation as reported in reliable UK press at the time of it’s announcement in 2017…

        HOWEVER this case of the priest is LIKELY the reason 10 Downing had to be informed. While that discussion was happenig it would most likely have been asked…are there any other COMPLICATIONS from this former Crown employeed ‘head’ to worry about. Chief analysts would have then had to admit…the trouble with Halper…the likelihood of other spies with UK passports/former jobs…means that her majesty may very well be acroos the aisle from the Head of the coup against the head of the legal head of state of her closest ally nation.

        FUBAR.

        Once the palace was aware…and the state affair was nixed…it is logical that this letter from Rice came up as problematic in a new light…exactly ‘what’ the PM of the UK may have asked…does she and OBAMA think they were doing by the book.

        She’s inviting him/being fair/remembering WWI …IMO only…because he is the son of a former subject of her Crown. Wisdom of a grand longest reigning monarch in history.

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      • jbowen82 says:

        The movie “The Queen” was very interesting, and highlighted something I had not really thought about. She had weekly tea with the PM. She was able to counsel Blair on how previous PMs had handled situations in the past, and nudge him toward making the right decisions. She is the continuity of the British state — more than the institutional memory, but because she personifies the state, she is bigger tan the PM. It would never work in our system, but in theirs I see how a PM must always be aware that his or her ministers, for the most part, are loyal to the Crown and not to the PM, so the Queen wields enormous power with kid gloves.

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      • No shortage of self loathing, clinically insane, masochistic, suicidal, morons who welcome Moslems with open arms but hate POTUS Trump.

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      • Jenevive says:

        I am guessing what Jello is saying is the there was talk
        of the OBAMAS being invited to Prince Harry Wedding.
        Of course POTUS was not, wouldn;t look good.. so neither
        was invited.

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        • We the people know says:

          Looking forward to the birth of baby Ginger Afro.
          Make Britain Great Again! You’d expect the queen to defend sovereignty more than any other person on the planet.

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    • wondering999 says:

      That MyLondon link didn’t go anywhere for me.
      So I looked and found this from Daily Mail:
      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6738081/GCHQ-spy-chief-quit-helped-paedophile-Catholic-priest-avoid-jail.html

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      • wondering999 says:

        Full stop to pick my jaw up off the floor.
        The priest was sharing images of sexual abuse of babies, youngest thought to be 3 months old?

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  5. montanamel says:

    Don’t forget just “who” this snake is!
    Keep your eye on him all the time!
    So far he is saying what he’s NOT going to do, with a “discussion with John Robert’s…so ????
    Cue the “other” cat….. pop some corn….. fire up the still and run off a few jugs….
    Check-6

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  6. ALEX says:

    I have no problem with this. The Legislature has little teeth as we’ve seen and we do have referrals from Nunes and Ratcliffe.

    AG Barr will be the deciding factor. He has the ability to sink the real teeth into this and it comes with real consequences, not another Benghazi style report from the Legislative Branch.

    To start…I would hit Glenn Simpson with a FARA and crack him like the egg he is…

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  7. jello333 says:

    I know I shouldn’t, but I really want to trust Graham… I mean I WANT to, because I know what a formidable ally he’d be if he has really had an epiphany or something.

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    • ALEX says:

      In the end he can get more of the coup plotters on record and AG Barr can use this to compare previous testimonies etc. The testimonies the House republicans gathered will also be valuable. I have little faith in the IG as well.

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      • Dutchman says:

        LG I have no faith in. The IG, I think is gonna surprise some people. I am optimistic. His report will tell us everything we need to know about BARR!
        Barr, as A.G. is now the Principle the report will be submitted to. HE will write, or detirmine who writes, the summaries and conclusions, and decide what, if anything, goes into a classified appendix.
        Rosie did that function, as Principle, on the LAST I.G. report, which is why it seemed so schitzo. So, one consequence of the I.G.’s report is with its release, any doubt about Barr will be resolved.

        If it is a scathing report, with summary and conclusions in sinc with body of report, and minimal material ratholed in appendix?,…Katie Barr the door!

        If, on the other hand, we see lots of material in the body, with reccomendations for ethics training, well then bye bye blackbird!

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    • Chip Doctor says:

      Jello333, that is what Graham has been about for many many years. He is a master of making you think he has finally seen the light, then promptly sticks a knife in your ribs. Fool me once shame on you, fool me 1000 times…….. I refuse to fall for his BS.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      People like LG who are likely to see themselves in Congress for life understand that Presidents come and go and have at most 8 yrs of governance. They plan their alliances therefore, with that in mind. Graham knew John McCain would go to his grave as a senator and he chose to stay joined at the hip to him for that reason as well as any others.

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  8. sunnyflower5 says:

    Was Justice Roberts ever a subject of the FISA- (spied on)?

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    • GB Bari says:

      Given what we now know, it would probably be safe to assume that the Deep State ran significant illegal surveillance on every American who was nominated for and appointed or elected to a position of high power in Washington.

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      • CopperTop says:

        Status quo was definitely thumbs on all enemies of the Obama WH/progressive apologists to the world (I don’t think the term globalist describes what really goes on in re: COC). Like or hate Rod R…his most recent speech quoted 3 people in the same time of his speech where he discussed law/liberty/justice..
        1) PDJT
        2) Justice Kennedy
        3) Andrew Jackson

        All have some element of changing executive branch history (kennedy…narrowly upheld executive signature legacy) while being under the thumb of their enemies…

        Was interesting to read that speech in that context.

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      • Leon0112 says:

        Or at least every Republican.

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        • CopperTop says:

          Actually on a second re-read of that speech the case can be made that he is quoting Presidents or parties to presidents where their enemies viewed them as gaining/losing power through ‘corrupt bargains’.

          Suspiciouser and ‘spiciouser

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    • ann says:

      Why not?
      Deviant conduct has clearly been condoned, nay, rewarded, by leaders. We have an institutional culture which entrusted creatures such as Strouck, L. Page and McCabe with our nation’s security and counterintelligence. Such patently unfit leadership must be extirpated,
      Not cosseted, as Director Wray says, , juantily tossing the “matter” away.

      What continues to enrage me is Boomer Establishment’s cowardly refusal to admit & deal with nasty reality. Instead of statesmen, we have Beltway Blobs stoking the witches’s bonfire, over a patently preposterous accusation.
      To save face, the Blob tries to fab us off w “Blame Russia” “evil Putin”, firmly convinced “Walmart shoppers” are illerate, irrational amnesiacs.
      THOUSANDS of Bureau DoJ patriots, silence. Only a few precious souls, Gohmert, Nunes, POTUS, Jordan, stuck their neck out for us.

      Justice Dept FISC Judge Collyer’s DoJ compliance review left me with no illusions.

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      • I agree wholeheartedly…except for the last sentence. I am trying to remember just when all my illusions left me. Often, over the years, I’m pretty sure it was November 22, 1963. So you can imagine how happy I was to see Trump elected President (the next morning; I had no faith in the voters, and believed they would probably stab me in the back — /sarc — as always, so I didn’t bother watching).

        One of the worst parts of all this present insanity, is that the politicians just keep posturing as if it is all just politics. It is not; this is how wars are started, with the smug blindness of the politicians to a reality greater than themselves and their prerogatives.

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  9. jay says:

    Totally agree.

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  10. Troublemaker10 says:

    Honestly, I would prefer they not talk to Mueller. Let Barr answer all questions about the report.

    I also would not go after Mueller or his 17 angry democrats other than to address conflict of interest while reforming this process. Let the pundits go after Mueller’s team (not congress).

    Stick to the origins, the players in the coup, and the deep state corruption.

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    • Eddison Tollett Night's Watch says:

      Exactly! Why would you want to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by impeaching Mueller the guy who cleared President Trump of Russian collusion?

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      • PoCoNoMo says:

        I agree, why now snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, but as for clearing our president, he didn’t really have a choice, did he? And the bastard strung the whole thing along until after the midterms. Things could have been a whole lot different right now if he hadn’t. That’s what I really hate him for.

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        • madeline says:

          Mueller was probably heavily involved in the IRS unmasking and the fake, but traumatic, investigations against those with 501c3 organizations favoring conservatives. If the unmasking surrounding the PDT is investigated it may show how far back unmasking actually began implicating Mueller. I believe that’s why Mueller was chosen.

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    • greenworxx says:

      Mueller IS a deep stater.

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  11. doofusdawg says:

    Lindsey showing he’s still deep state. Don’t know how anybody can thing this is good news. Too many questions need to be answered that are obviously never going to be asked.

    1. Was the scope of your investigation to investigate Russian collusion in 2016 election or to investigate Russian collusion in Trump campaign.

    2. When did you start having contact with any member of DOJ or FBI about being Special council.

    3. Who wrote the report.

    I could think of several more off the top of my head.

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    • Invisigoth says:

      Exactly, and congressional Democrats are gonna ask all kinds of sensational questions to frame the impeachment narrative. Graham can’t question Mueller after defending his integrity for so long.

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    • nigelf says:

      Don’t forget, a Grand Jury can ask those questions and a whole lot more.
      We don’t know what we don’t know.

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    • madeline says:

      I thought Miss Lindsay was going to get all over the immigration issue like fleas on a dog when he returned. Chirp, Chirp.

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  12. WSB says:

    Swamp. Plausible deniability. Lindsey has a LOT to hide. Doesn’t matter.

    Only law enforcement matters.

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  13. BigTalkers says:

    Funny, but I always thought our 3 branches of Govt were CO-EQUAL.

    What Sen Grahamnesty IS doing is running out the clock to his re-election without peeing his bosses at the “Never Trump” US Chamber off.

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  14. Eddison Tollett Night's Watch says:

    Best to concentrate on the economy, trade and the election forgetting Mueller. We don’t want to impeach the guy who exonerated President Trump of Russian collusion! Let Barr go after the criminals in the FBI and DOJ and keep President Trump out of it!

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    • PoCoNoMo says:

      I couldn’t think of Mueller as an ‘exonerator’ in any sense of the word – he did everything he could to screw Trump to the wall, including stomping on anybody he could, to get to Trump. And it tells ya everything that he used that rotten-to-the-core rat, Andrew Weissmann to do the dirty work. And I’m gonna say it again: what I hate Murller for most, is stringing the investigation out long after he knew Trump wasn’t guilty, until after the midterms.

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      • PoCoNoMo says:

        I just found this, about how Mueller’s been protecting Weissmann for 20 years:

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      • We the people know says:

        Andrew Weissmann is a modern-day Trotsky. Trotsky tried for months and months to convince Lenin to put the Czar on trial. Lenin sidelined the idea and had the Czar and his family and his loyal staff executed instead.
        Did Andrew beg to work for Mueller so that he could infuriate Trump into a defensive/obstruction position that could be prosecuted? Who would have been the lead prosecutor in a Trump obstruction of justice /impeachment trial? Weissmann? Is that a feather that Weissmann wanted in his hat? Trotsky came to a very bad end involving a pickaxe. It’s ugly when the conspirators turn on each other.

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  15. simicharmed says:

    I would not Robert Mueller in-front-and-center for ANY hearing either if I wanted his (the), Fraud concealed from Public knowledge.

    Rather, Mueller-Boy NEEDS to explain his $35 MILLION dollar FRAUD!

    The DNC and ALL their conspirators NEED to pay back The People in full! After such, they NEED to reimburse every person their HOAX damaged!

    This situation NEEDS to be rectified 100%! There truly is no other option.

    The DNC and ALL their co-conspirators need to be bankrupted and dissolved entirely! Both are enemies of the People of The United States… Punishment is secondary and needs to follow financial ruination!

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    • So interesting that it has been reported that Mueller showed up for church the last two Sundays. Don’t know if this is unusual behavior but it is interesting that it is suddenly being reported.
      Hope Mueller is praying for forgiveness while there.

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  16. Streak 264 says:

    Makes no sense but OK.

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  17. Right to reply says:

    You would have thought Mitt Romney would be wondering if Obama ever spied on him. After all, he did choke, but why did he choke?

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  18. Robert Smith says:

    Why not? It’s his SC make him own it.

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  19. joeknuckles says:

    “Graham notes he does not intend to question Robert Mueller -deferring to AG Barr- which is not surprising considering how lightly Mueller may have been involved in the investigation.”

    Then make testify to that. If he wasn’t involved, then he should be prosecuted for theft of taxpayer money.

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    • Mueller’s name was mentioned in the news thousands of times every day for 2 years. How often did we hear about his villainous sidekick Weissmann? Mueller may be a tool but Weissmann is evil incarnate.
      I’d like to see Weissmann on the hot seat being honestly questioned about his crimes.

      And as an aside, I’m pretty tired of having to sign in to WordPress for every comment I make here. Used to be once a month or so. Now it is every time.

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      • joeknuckles says:

        If you get caught sleeping on the job, your employer can fire you for theft. That’s a real thing I learned from my Human Resources training back when I was in the corporate world. Sounds to me like Mueller was asleep at the wheel and not doing his job. He needs to be held to account if, in fact, that is the case.

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      • Chip Doctor says:

        Tinamina49blog, a fellow Treeper responded to my frustration with Word Press by suggesting that I go through Chrome. Have not had a single issue since.

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      • 21leelee says:

        If you make your own WordPress page and use that to log in from time to time, that should help. I agree WordPress can be a nuisance. I suppose they have an IT team that tries to keep up with all sorts of platforms and software updates to each one of them. Must be difficult to have mastery over that always.

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  20. emet says:

    Ladies and gentlemen! I now present the collusion illusion. Keep your focus on the hocus pocus.

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  21. Sherri Young says:

    It sounds like the continued existence of the FISC is in jeopardy. Louie Gohmert thinks it needs to go away. There is not sufficient (any?) accountability.

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  22. Mike says:

    Rasmussen poll from 2-19-19.

    “Fifty-six percent (56%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe senior federal law enforcement officials are likely to have broken the law in their discussions in May 2017 to oust Trump, with 37% who say it is Very Likely. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% consider that unlikely, with 19% who say it’s Not At All Likely that they broke the law.”

    This is astonishing considering the MSNM being part of the coup. And this was more than a month ago. Much more has been made public since.

    I am a realist, not a cheerleader. I am beginning to think these rats are going down.

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    • emet says:

      If it were within my power, they would serve their time at Florence Colorado. Only because the Old Capitol Prison is gone.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Territorial Prison, in Florence, Az.
        The summers are, tantalisingly hot, the winters colder than he!!
        Its still there, just needs a little refurbishing, cause hasn’t been usdd for awhile.

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        • Aeyrie says:

          That’s good, Dutchman I like it. In my dreams they are chained to a rock and then Trump orders the release of the Kraken. All the bleeding-heart Leftists standing on the shore faint and have heart failure as they wail, “Cruel and unusual punishment!!” What a movie.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      It’s revealing of the coup mechanics is happening in a way without Trump intervention, which is the best way possible at this time. When he needs to get involved the illegality will be (already) unquestioned by sentient beings.

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  23. Paul says:

    LINDSEY IS HOT/COLD (I don’t fully trust him)

    HOUSE DEMOCRATS WANTS BARR TO TESIFY; Barr stated he will testify on or after May 1, 2019.

    I thought Muller will be testifying right after…not sure.

    LINDSEY GRAHAM AND THE REPUBLICANS:
    Lindsey Graham, Nunes, Ratcliffe, Collins, Gaetz, Jordan and other Republicans at these hearings (Not RINOS) must destroy these criminals/democrats at these hearings. This should be done easily since the Democrats have nothing put fake laws, fake facts, and misleading statements while the Republicans have true facts backed-up by mountains of paper/digital/testimonies of evidence.

    I could think of Several Hundred questions to ask Barr/Mueller. Of course Barr will probably say on-going investigations; he will not be able to respond. Just asking the questions will but Barr on notice in what is expected of him in the coming months because everyone has the evidence and Mountains more very soon.

    Think of the penetrating questions that can be asked to Mueller…(1) Uranium One (2) when were you aware there was no Collusion (3) why didn’t you stop the investigation immediately when you knew there was no collusion…etc etc. etc. Hold nothing back…

    PDJT has many paths to ensure normal investigative/prosecutorial policies and procedures are followed.

    If the Republicans will do their duty and make explosive statements of facts/truths and ask revealing penetrating questions to Attorney General Barr AND Mueller; they will Help PDJT

    PDJT has many paths to ensure normal investigative/prosecutorial policies and procedures are followed.

    Barr has the opportunity of a lifetime; IMO Barr came out of retirement to save this Republic.

    PDJT most likely will be watching Lindsey Graham performance at these hearings….

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    • Paul says:

      AND
      Just asking the questions to Barr/Mueller will educate the public….

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    • Paul says:

      Correction; Just asking the questions will but Barr on notice (but = put)

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    • BobR says:

      Mueller: after using 35mil to do op research and dem fund raising, if any one brings action against me I will use tax payer paid lawyers to defend me

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      • Paul says:

        IMO-Mueller and Rosenstein may have more problems than 35 million with many alleged criminals acts…were they involved in an alleged conspiracy? Fisa? Is Mueller concerned that PDJT will have Uranium One investigated since it is linked to the Clinton Foundation receiving 140 million dollars. Was this part of a plan to dismantle the United States for a new world Order (Globalism) by selling Security Assets to an Enemy; creating a risk for the United States? Was Mueller and Rosenstein aiding and abetting? Part of a Conspiracy? In-Government Coup? Or at least case Willful Blindness? There are hundreds of questions that need to be asked and fully investigated.

        Just thinking about it; IMO Lindsey should be more aggressive.

        Even though PDJT will insure Investigations are done, one way or another….why not help.

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        • We the people know says:

          Did you catch what Lindsey said?
          “I’m not going to interview the FISA judges… but I am going to call Justice Roberts and say, If you want to save the FISA program, like I do…”

          It’s going to be a patriotic duty to save FISA , so we need a little clean up on aisle 3.
          Keep the secret court alive!

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          • Paul says:

            Points Understood!
            PDJT (people) will be watching Lindsey…I assume Lindsey will not be stupid enough to try and tone down the penetrating questions by Nunes, Ratcliffe, Collins, Gaetz, Jordan, Biggs and other Republicans…they will not be influenced by Lindsey.

            It will be easy to fully see through Lindsey by comparing his questions compared to Nunes, Ratcliffe etc…that will tell PDJT and the People if Lindsey is going to help any of PDJT 2-year plan of implementing proper investigated /prosecutorial policies and procedures…we surely saw through Paul Ryan.

            The Republican Party has a duty (of course not expected by RINOS) to implement proper oversight of the FBI/DOJ by asking penetrating questions wanted by PDJT and the American People. These questions, if answered, or not; need to be asked to educate the public and apply pressure on Attorney General Barr to fully investigate all criminals. These questions will help PDJT; even though PDJT will ensure his 2-year plan is implemented with or without Lindsey….

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    • Dutchman says:

      Paul,
      Contradiction in first paragraph.
      Lindsey IS a Rino, always HAS been, and does NOT belong on that list.
      Replace with Andy Biggs, HIS name belongs with Nunes, Collins, Jordan Meadows Ghomert and Ratcliff.
      NOT Lindsey. IMHO

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      • Paul says:

        Dutchman….Points Well Taken.

        I was Just Hoping that one RINO would change and not destroy Equal Justice AND the Constitution for Money/Power (Greed).

        Andy Biggs Added.

        It would really help PDJT if the other Republicans blow this wide open by asking the correct penetrating questions.

        PDJT will finish his 2-year plan of making sure proper investigative/prosecutorial policies and procedures are followed with or without Lindsey using all the power of his Presidency.

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      • Paul says:

        Lindsey Final Test will be how he composed his questions compare to Nunes, Gaetz, Jordan etc…this will tell PDJT and the American who Lindsey really is….I believe the democrats will have Mueller testify…and of course Barr.

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  24. tony7682 says:

    Can Judge Rudy Contreras be subpoenaed by Congress?

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    • Dutchman says:

      He can be IMPEACHED by Congress, so I would assume he can be subpoenaed.
      Actually, an invitation would be a start.

      Refusal would be a pretty good reason to impeach.

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  25. John55 says:

    >>”Graham also notes the separation between the legislative branch and judicial branch as a firewall for inquiry into the FISA court.”

    And yet I notice that the separation between the legislative and executive branches is never a ‘firewall’ preventing the Congress from dragging the executive branch in to answer questions. Strange how that works.

    The truth is that one of the important responsibilities of Congress is to provide oversight and supervision to the judicial branch. And they fail miserably at that.

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    • Dutchman says:

      In particular, they use committe hearing to investigate whether they need to write new, or change existing law.
      They passed the renewal of FISA court without hearings, they now are OBLIGED to investigate whether the process they set up, is insufficient.

      That includes not only the FISA court, but the review and application, as well.

      Was the law followed, or circumvented?

      Are the laws, rules and regs insufficient?
      In order to get the answers to such questions, so they can detirmine if changes need to be made to the law, they HAVE to investigate.

      Its a part of their legitimate investigative function, even BEFORE you GET to ‘oversite’.

      Investigating the White Houseor DJT’s,taxes has NO legitimate legislative function, but investigating FISA abuse, whether the S.C. law needs to be amended or scrapped, whether the intelligence agencies need an overhaul, are ALL Legitimate areas of inquiry, seems to me.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Yeah, and since they are tasked with recurring reauthorizations of FISA, it seems they should at the very least make sure it functions as it should. NOT doing this tells me all I need to know, which I have known for years. They don’t give a daxn!

      I would haul Mueller in just to ask the question, “When did you know you were on a witch hunt?”

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  26. I think efforts to disprove Mueller at this point are a waste of limited resources (public attention). As Trump, Barr and SD remind us, Look at the origination of the investigation/spying. Once that is established, the rest becomes mere details in the plot. Trump always aims for an opponent’s biggest weakness. Once Brennan and FISA fall, the rest will sell each other out for a better deal.

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  27. Mark McQueen says:

    I’ve always been of the opinion where there is a background CRIMINAL investigation going on or very likely to begin, Congress needs to sit down and shut up. They sure as heck don’t need to be questioning potential witnesses or suspects. Republican Congressmen SHOULD defer to the AG.

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  28. Caius Lowell says:

    I’m sure John Roberts will be all over that considering it’s probably through the FISA courts that Hussein 0bama gained his leverage over John…

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  29. The Boss says:

    This is unquestionably an information-gathering interview, in stark contrast to the the “gotcha” shit shows put on by Chris Wallace and his lowlife peers at MSNBC, CNN and the rest of the MSM.

    I couldn’t help but think that Graham’s questioner was assessing the scope of legal jeopardy and the timing of exposure that “the players” have so they can plan their defenses, or make plans to flee to some derelict country.

    Bottom line: SPS (Sphincter Pucker Syndrome) will be at epidemic levels in Washington DC this summer.

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  30. Ilcon says:

    Russia Russia Russia is GB GB GB
    If you have been following closely this makes total sense.

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    • jebg46 says:

      Cognitive infiltration. Integrity Initiative = Dearlove/MI5-MI6 =Fusion Gps/propaganda front=Christopher Steele = Fake Disinformation = Hannigan=Brennan/Clapper = Halper = Downer = Misfud = Trump Coup Operation. How to brainwash the population through paid media outlets.

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  31. WRB says:

    And Sunday morning (April 28th) we have this

    I expect some collusion.

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  32. farmerren says:

    “…the separation between the legislative branch and judicial branch as a firewall for inquiry into the FISA court.”
    I like Graham’s reasoning for not reading the Mueller report. He heard, no ‘collusion/obstruction’ from Barr. No interest in the gossip of part 2. FISA focus is good. Others can expose more of the coup and what Graham overlooks. What am I missing?

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  33. The Gipper Lives says:

    Mueller and his boss Edelweissman should both be interrogated for all the Obstruction they committed in trying to frame President Trump for Obstruction for the last two…three…four years.

    But since no senator has the guts to ask the hard questions, perhaps its just as well.

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  34. Disgusted says:

    Thank you Mr. Graham for your ending
    statement: I think you said :“We need to watch those who watch us!” Perfect! It should be etched into the wall of the entrance of both Justice Department and the FBI. So well said!!!!!

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  35. Everett Miller says:

    Mr. Graham: “are you aware of the multiple Felonies represented by even only one example of Classified Information being improperly removed from its Properly Secure Location? If so, can you name as many as might apply that come readily to mind?
    Mr. Barr: “Sure. A. B. C. D. E. F. . . . .”
    Mr. Graham: “That’s enough for the moment, thank you. If a person with not only access to such information, but in a high enough position to create such Classified information by spoken or written word, were to improperly remove that example of Classified information from its secure location, wouldn’t that be essentially STEALING the information from the US government, thereby violating multiple Felony Statutes, and would that misdeed warrant prosecution under your direction of the Department of Justice?”
    Mr. Barr: “Yes, of course.”
    Mr. Graham: “what if, instead of one such example of Classified information, the person ‘stole’ a dozen? Or, maybe a hundred? Would that warrant multiple charges?”
    Mr. Barr: “Yes, of course.”
    Mr. Graham: “Are you going to arrest Hillary Clinton tomorrow?”
    Mr. Barr: “ah, mmmm, I, uh, well I certainly think that, uh, mmmm, this country. . . . .”
    Mr. Graham: “If not tomorrow, then the day after?”
    Mr. Barr: “ah, mmmm, I, uh, well I certainly think that, uh, mmmm, this country. . . . .”
    Mr. Graham: “So when WILL you be expecting to arrest Ms. Clinton?

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  36. jeans2nd says:

    “Graham explains his intent to discuss possible FISA abuse (manipulation from the executive branch) with Chief Justice John Roberts….”

    Listening tonight to Bill Binney, former NSA Tech Dir – the FISC head judge, presumably Rosemary Collyer, in 2001 agreed to heightened “national security” programs, such as Stellar Wind, Fairview, etc., and bought into Hayden’s and the other’s programs including use of FISA warrants, per Mr Binney.

    Iow, neither FISC, nor John Roberts, nor anyone else in D.C. will listen to a thing Graham or anyone else might have to say about possible FISA abuse.

    They have all bought in to “national security” and all the money and power that brings. Remember, the four Intel Cmte heads were all read in in 2001 into the entire scheme, knowing full well they were violating the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments. It is all done in the name of “national security,” and that’s their story and they’re sticking to it.
    Lindsey Graham is lying. Graham knows.

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