Ukraine State Dept. Experts Clueless – Senator Grassley Asked DOJ to Investigate Ukraine in 2017…

During the impeachment hearing today State Department officials George Kent and Bill Taylor both stated they never heard of any claims of Ukrainian political interference in the 2016 U.S. election.  Additionally, both claimed to have no knowledge of any U.S. investigation that might overlap with Ukraine.

When pressed with specifically cited reports about DNC operatives engaging with Ukraine government officials to gather opposition research against candidate Donald Trump, both Mr. Kent and Ambassador Taylor denied any knowledge of the outlined reporting.

However, what everyone in the media –and on Capitol Hill– seems to forget is a letter in July, 2017 [LINK HERE], written by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley to Dept. of Justice Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, specifically outlining 2016 election interference by Ukrainian government officials; and specifically asking for an U.S. DOJ investigation therein:

Here’s the Full Letter:

 

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168 Responses to Ukraine State Dept. Experts Clueless – Senator Grassley Asked DOJ to Investigate Ukraine in 2017…

  1. Ellen A. Lopez says:

    Kent claimed to have never have heard of Crowdstrike. C’mon!

    Liked by 31 people

  2. Skidroe says:

    They both lied! Obama had it all set up for Hillary. Obama in conjunction with Brennan set EVERYTHING up to take Trump down. I won’t be happy till they get Obama’s butt and work their way down from there.

    Liked by 25 people

  3. H.R. says:

    Well, there went swearing to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth right out the window. And since it’s cold in DC, I don’t think the window was open.

    CRASH!

    “What was that?!?”

    “I think truth just exited through the window.”

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    • Grassley’s letter makes it obvious these two clowns are either incompetent, deceitful or lying. BUT, in the total scheme of things, what’s going to happen with it – – any consequences for the clowns?

      Liked by 19 people

      • evergreen says:

        FOIA the emails from these turkeys and see if they discussed it at the office. Presumably, they testified under oath. If so, and if so, they have perjured before Congress.

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        • WhiteBoard says:

          Flynn was prosecuted by Mueller for stopping another Presidential Study Directive 11 Coup. Look up Glenn Becks video he did tonight…

          look up civil society.2.0 its the statedepartment website!
          PLEASE DO IT.

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          • Cam Heck says:

            Very interesting. I’ve been saying for some time that PDJT should have a televised chat every week or two and “out” facts such as these- expose Soros and all the globalist RINOS and Dums, and the Macrons and the Merkels of the world, so people are the world begin to understand that this is all an attempt at globalist self enrichment and simultaneous control via brainwashing of the rest of us. (It’d be nice to have simultaneous live raids and arrests televised in the background- you know, having Hillary and Bill and Barry and Michelle marched out in handcuffs, but that’s hoping for waaay too much.)

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          • nimrodman says:

            WhiteBoard – I looked up that civil society 2.0 and wrote a lengthy post a few posts downthread

            would appreciate your thoughts since you’ve listened to the Beck broadcast and maybe have more familiarity with the program

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        • botchedcasuality says:

          What is the penalty for perjury to Congress? I recall nothing when Brennan & Clapper perjured themselves.

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          • 1stgoblyn says:

            Or Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Eric Holder, and a whole host of other Dims. If a Dim does wrong it is forgotten; if a R does the same, it is ‘off with his head’ time.

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        • swal106 says:

          Since whrn did that matter evergreen? We had numerous ones to purger themselves with the Judge Kavanaugh debacle. NO ONE indicted, and Grassley was the Chairman of that Committee.

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      • mikeyboo says:

        Of course, there’s always the possibility of incompetent, deceitful and lying..

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      • Linda K. says:

        Well, the hole just got deeper if this goes to a Senate trial and they are questioned further. Taylor seemed like an eccentric professor type, but maybe him and bow tie Kent are putting on the bumbling act…like Carter Page.

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      • Linda K. says:

        I am wondering how far Durham’s criminal investigation will go. If you only look for the predicate of the Mueller investigation and the spying on the President that is a small group. If you look at potential coup people, like McMaster and this IG Atkinson and this CIA whistleblower…the Senate , Warner, Burr, McCaine…

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      • yy4u says:

        “Grassley’s letter makes it obvious these two clowns are either incompetent, deceitful or lying.”
        Why not all three?

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    • justlizzyp says:

      Don’t know if you ever used to watch MASH, but this reminds me of Col Flagg, the nutso wannabe spy. One time he insisted everyone close their eyes so that he could make his exit because he ‘was like the wind’. They all did, then opened them when they heard the crash. Flagg had jumped out the window and hurt himself, so when I read your post I heard it in Hawkeye’s voice ‘Don’t look now but The Wind just broke it’s leg.’

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  4. WhiteBoard says:

    these people are not clueless. they are in on the institutional scam.

    glenn beck just did a live cast (outing the George Soros US AID cabal) showing the documents and said declassify presidential study directive 11 asked us to ASk PDJT to declassify it.. pass word !!!

    review what civil society 2.0 is Adam Ross the ARCHIVED versions 2009 -2017
    arab sping, macedonia, etc! Soros using our money.!!! and enjoying the destablization.

    PLEASE ASK PDJT’s team to review 11.

    from the trascripts of schiff’s witness Ms Cooper she brings up the Chamber of Commerce is involved with the us aid and US AIG with Soros – civil society – transcript from Ms. cooper p 64 she said she received a call from chamber of commerce

    https://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/static/2019/11/CPRT-116-IG00-D012.pdf

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      https://2009-2017.state.gov/statecraft/cs20/index.htm

      this is the website for the archive – this is where you get the term STATECRAFT.

      Beck is at his finest in his video tonight.

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      • JMP2 says:

        WhiteBoard – I’m kind of new here but I don’t think Beck is all that well received here (I could very well be wrong about that, but he was very anti-Trump early on); I have to say that his recent expose/research on the Ukraine/Obama admin involvement in the 2016 election was well done… very well done.

        His rebuttal to the MSM’s response to his reporting was also convincing. He claims that many congressmen viewed and responded to the broadcast as well. Massive corruption is at play here – not even including the previous VP and his son – the reasons for the dems desire to distract from the Ukraine circa 2015-2016 is understandable. Eight billion dollars in strategic aid (taxpayer money) vanishes into the ether…

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        • Tazio Nuvolari says:

          >I don’t think Beck is all that well received here<

          He isn't. But this is the sort of stuff he's very good at. He is a useful idiot in this case.

          Liked by 9 people

          • Cevasco says:

            TRUTH IS NEVER A USEFUL “idiot”

            Neither is Glenn beck he is a fine example of #WALKAWAY
            And #INVESTIGATETHEINVESTOGATORS

            HE IS TRITH PURSUER LIKE TRUMP IS AND IN THAT THOSE 2 birds can fly on common ground

            So don’t give free damage to beck for w/e reason

            Truth and more truth

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            • There are few people who are always reliable. It’s important to assess each offering independently. Beck’s research is wonderful in this and many other cases.

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              • botchedcasuality says:

                Yup, I’ve always appreciated his chalkboard explanations and depth of research. I’m glad he is back.

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                • warrprin1 says:

                  Beck did go off the reservation for a while. In retrospect, I think he believed that every pol who spoke and acted like a good Conservative was, indeed, a good Conservative. He seemed to believe there was no deceit in them. We have since learned that there are good Conservatives, and then there are actors who pose as Conservatives with good skills of deception. We now recognize them as Sundance’s renown “Decepticons”, a few of whom are pictured above in this piece.

                  I remember well his 5-6pm Eastern time zone daily TV program on FOXNews – replete with revolving chalkboards covered with stats and with connect-worthy dots.. Information Central! The quantity of research was shocking and amazing.

                  I welcome Beck, his talent, and particularly his skill sets, back to the truth-seeking flock. He appears to be sincere. But I will remain committed to getting all the real news from Sundance, here in the Treehouse, where there’s no reason to question the agenda.

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          • MNcarrypermitholder says:

            Just a couple of notes on your terminology:

            “useful idiot” is someone who agrees with your public face (the “useful” part), but doesn’t understand your private goals (the “idiot” part). American academics, press and Democrats were useful idiots while they were repeating KGB talking points between (roughly) 1917 and 1990. (Now that their master is dead, but they are still running the old script, the technical term for their present state should probably be “zombie idiots”)

            Beck might be an “idiot savant”, which is a person who has substandard mental capacity, but can perform impressive feats.

            God bless him if he has some talent that is useful in these circumstances and is using it for good, but I haven’t listened to him since about a month before SXM kicked him off of the Patriot channel years ago. And I won’t until I see some evidence that he has spent a lot of time meditating on lofty topics like penance and repentance.

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          • PS says:

            To be fair, that’s a little strong.

            Beck went all in for Romney, and he lost. Then Beck went all in for Ted Cruz, and he lost. Instead of apologizing and joining Team Trump against the progressives, Beck doubled-down with the NeverTrumper crowd, and that’s when I stopped listening to the radio show. He went off the air locally shortly after that, so I didn’t feel too bad.

            Beck can be a methodical researcher, when he wants to, and I think he has a knack for explaining complex topics in a structured way. But, he tends to let his pride get ahead of him, and he’s not the “kingmaker” that he believed himself to be. He’s just a guy who had a good cable run, got popular, moved to Texas, ran up a lot of debt trying to break into mass media with a “conservative” message, said a lot of nasty stuff against Trump, and had to eat a lot of crow. He was hook-line-and-sinker that Trump would be the end of conservatism as we know it, when in reality, Trumps’ brand has saved the party.

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            • PS, you sure hit the nail on the head with that comment and I agree with you totally. If Beck would have backed Trump when Cruz dropped out instead of going never-Trumper, I think his media station would be making a big go of it right now. But when he went for snake-oil-salesman Cruz and was so hateful towards Trump I tuned Beck out and have never watched or listened to him since. And I had been a big Beck fan and really appreciated his eye opening exposing program every day on FOX.

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        • hoghead says:

          JM, ever wonder why US politicians are so enamored with shoveling taxpayers’ cash into foreign bottomless pits, and including places with no conceivable national security interests to the US? They don’t get any votes from those places; well, not many.

          Any chance some of that cash makes its way back to said politicians’ smelly back pockets? Wouldn’t be too hard to pull off. Some desperate third world country that is already rotten/corrupt, would be delighted to skim a little off for the US pols who made the stacks of cash possible in the first place, as they are skimming off their usual take for themselves.

          POTUS is the very big bull in the very well appointed china shop. It has taken many decades, maybe several generations to set that china shop up, and POTUS is on the verge of crashing it all down. bidens/Ukraine is likely just the start. It would have come out sooner or later, but joe’s stupid video comments are impossible to ignore, even as the left ignores it.

          No wonder some of these sob’s are actually becoming incoherent in their attempt to stop Donald Trump. Godspeed, sir.

          Liked by 14 people

          • Sugarhillhardrock says:

            Excellent, Hog.
            The Iran nuclear deal is a great example of the corruption loop.

            Liked by 2 people

          • evergreen says:

            Scarlotti Inheritance….

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          • warrprin1 says:

            This 🔼 is what makes more sense, than any other explanation, for the rancor and the determination to take out POTUS Trump. We thought the SWAMP target caught in his, and our, sights, was D.C. Now we can see the worldwide entanglements and personal power / dollar enrichment schemes that our tax dollars have been funding for decades.

            This is coming down to who, i.e., which side is more determined to prevail. Agreed, hoghead, Godspeed, Mr. President. What else can we do to help you finish the job, Sir?

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        • Ironclaw says:

          Beck is why I cancelled my CRTV subscription once they merged with the Blaze. I won’t put money in that man’s pocket.

          Liked by 3 people

        • not2worryluv says:

          The DEMS literally struck it rich in the Obama Administration!
          They funneled taxpayer money back to their donors via their Economic Stimulus Plan. How many jobs did that create? Solyndra, the Auto Unions, Community Organizers.
          Obama sent billions of dollars in gold, EUs, Swiss Francs to Iran.
          He nixed the Eastern European Missile Defense System, opening the door to unfettered aggression to Russia. What was that Pay-Off? He evidently knew Putin well enough for the word Vlad to roll off his tongue second nature when talking to Mevedev.
          He let China build a Military Base in the Sea without blinking an eye.
          He allowed Syria to do whatever they wanted without any consequences.
          He allowed Africa Boko Haram to kidnap young girls and nothing happened other than a # Bringbackourgirls campaign by Michelle Obama. They are still missing.
          So in short that’s what Obama’s Foreign and Domestic Policy was all about?
          In my opinion, they funneled our money through other corrupt governments and supports who took a fee and funneled it back to line the pockets of the Elite Politicians who have played this game for decades.
          The Swamp is deep and dangerous. Players all over the world are suffering from the likes of President Donald J. Trump. And citizens all over the world are recognizing their leaders too are players in the NWO.
          My prayers are that all of this is about to be exposed. I believe in miracles and justice.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Jay Sekulow, PT’s Attorney has a radio call in show every day at noon. It’s pretty easy to get through.

      I suggest you call and tell him about Presidential Study Directive 11

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    • nimrodman says:

      WhiteBoard, I took your suggestion and keyword searched for that and perused a couple links briefly

      the statecraft link you provided
      https://2009-2017.state.gov/statecraft/cs20/index.htm

      … describes the “civil society 2.0” as a technological effort, near as I can discern

      … providing computers and instruction and workshop junkets like “Tech Camp Chile”, “Tech Camp Santiago”, whatever

      … good way to eat up that “Eight billion dollars in strategic aid (taxpayer money) vanishes into the ether …” that JMP2 mentioned

      this link
      https://www.govloop.com/community/blog/what-is-civil-society-2-0/

      … reinforces my impression that the 2.0 aspect alludes to computers and technology transfer:

      Civil Society (CS) 2.0 is an effort by the US State Department to galvanize the technology community to be able to assist CS organizations across the globe by providing capabilities, resources and assistance to enable CS organizations to harness the latest ICT advances to build their digital capacity.

      this link
      https://www.ndn.org/blog/2009/11/secretary-clinton-announces-civil-society-20
      says:

      Speaking today in Marrakesh, Secretary Hillary Clinton announced a new initiative of the State Department, “Civil Society 2.0.” Under this program, State will provide funding and expertise to allow grassroots civil society organizations around the world use technology to grow and work more effectively.

      – Marrakesh – did I mention junkets?

      and

      “Civil Society 2.0” includes the following components:

      1. Deploying a team of experienced technologists to work with civil society organizations around the globe to provide training and support to build their digital capacity. The competencies developed in the trainings will include:
      ◦How to build a website
      ◦ How to blog
      ◦ How to launch a text messaging campaign
      ◦ How to build an online community
      ◦ How to leverage social networks for a cause

      5. Allocating $5 million in grant funds for pilot programs in the Middle East and North Africa that will bolster the new media and networking capabilities of civil society organizations and promote online learning in the region.

      So Civil Society 2.0 sounds to me like arming activists and counter-government actors with computers and communications tools to rabble-rouse.

      Sounds a lot like astroturfing the kind of “grass-roots” rebellions we saw in the Arab Spring

      That’s what I can make of it, superficially. The “2.0” gives the program a “computer-ese” jargon flavor that I think goes hand-in-hand with the “providing computers and electronic rabble-rousing methods.

      Which causes me to ask: what is the “civil society” rubric about?

      The “1.0”, if you will

      I’m not taking time to dig deeper but I suspect it stands for “creating democracy” advocacy in “non-democratic” societies ruled by kings or strongmen

      like the ones tossed out on their ears in the Arab Spring.

      So is the entire “civil society” rubric America’s Dept of State (under Hillary) initiative to support Arab Spring -type revolutions? With all the US Federal funding that brings, and hand-in-glove with Soroos, as someone suggested?

      Sounds like the diplomacy and technology transfer arms of the “regime change” strategies of the Bush and Obama administrations.

      That’s what I could surmise in about 15 min of browsing and another 15 min to write this.

      If anyone can nutshell it any better, please do.

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      • Very good info. It sounded like Obama and his infamous “database”, that is, a wide activist structure (controllable only by the cult, giving orders to its deluded followers, not outside law enforcement) to plug into such a database. Maybe a “central committee” in the depths of Obama’s house, coordinating and guiding both short-term and long-term “narratives” (lies). The plotting against America will not stop, not with the likes of Obama.

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  5. John says:

    Maybe the Republicans should make everyone in the hearing disclose how much money they (and immediate family) have received in compensation, speaking fees, consulting, director fees, charitable contributions and campaign donations from the Ukraine. What is the skim in US Aid that is making a round trip back to them.

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    • TimesUp says:

      Someone has figured things out.

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    • margarite1 says:

      EXACTLY!

      From the taxpayers to the middle man country/person/cause and back to the politician.

      This is planned parenthood – money for rats and they only have to murder the most innocent. I wonder how much of this stuff DOESN’T involve kickbacks?

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    • DJ says:

      Yeah, well John, the problem is, there are more than a few Republicans in on the take also. So no, they won’t out anybody because it would blow back on them.

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        But once it is all outed then the cleansing process can begin. Liz Warren wants a wealth tax, well why not start with a “tellthe” tax. Tell the truth, pony up all financial records, both public and private, for you and your immediate family for your term in office (including 3-5 years prior) and every 4 years after leaving office. Any critter in Congress obviously has something to hide.
        There is so much concern among Democrats re: where Trump’s money comes from. I have far more questions about how someone in Congress (for 20+ years especially) can be worth tens of millions of dollars on a salary of well under $200,000 annually. Bernie was all about taking money from millionaires until he was outed as one of them. Far too many lawyers make up Congress. Far too many know the loopholes in the system and are founding members of the Deep State. This is not surprising to most Americans. Take note that AOC complained mightily between her election and her “inauguration” that things were way too expensive in DC. Don’t hear that now and she manages to fly all over the country a lot. Hers should be the first tax audit done. When these people fly on the government dime, that’s income. It is for average tax paying Americans.
        I agree with something I saw on Facebook a while back. Congress members should be required to wear logos like NASCAR drivers so at least we know who they really work for.

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    • tucker7518 says:

      A lot more than a skim.

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  6. TreeperInTraining says:

    Winston Smith is busy editing Grassley’s letter as we speak.

    They that control the past…..

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  7. Anthony says:

    Let me guess, there was no follow up by the justice department??!

    Liked by 4 people

    • dwpender says:

      I suspect your guess in right on the money!

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    • dwpender says:

      Imagine if Rosenstein had in July of 2017 appointed a second Special Counsel (or, at least, a Durham), with all the powers and independence of Mueller, to investigate any activities by Ukraine, together with persons affiliated with the Clinton Campaign, the DNC and/or our Government, to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election for the purposes of damaging candidate Trump and helping candidate Clinton!

      Imagine if Sessions had done this! (He recused himself only from “Russia” matters.)

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  8. justlizzyp says:

    Not only that, but isn’t there actually someone in PRISON in Ukraine after their courts found him guilty of illegally interfering in the 2016 US election?

    Every time I think about corruption in Ukraine I think of the old show Leverage when they had a job trying to bust someone out of a Ukraine jail. They tried forged State Dept documents and the Ukraine official says ‘nyet!’ One of the team points out that ‘these guys gamed the most corrupt system on earth for 50 years. Paperwork isn’t going to cut it!’ Plan B was to tell the Ukraine official that the woman he had in his jail was the lover of Ukraine’s Minister of Something Important, and he released her immediately with profound apologies. I can’t help thinking that may not be too far off how it really is over there. 50 years of Soviet rule means 50 years of black is white and good is bad thinking. Many of them probably don’t even KNOW what ‘corruption’ is because it’s all they’ve ever known.

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  9. thedoc00 says:

    Justice Kavanaugh was not supposed to make it out of committee, killed by Jeff Flakes arrangements. Grassley foiled it and forced McConnell into winning the appointment.

    Then this letter and few other rumblings by Grassley that were actually Pro-Trump, after Kavanaugh. Chuck was warming to the task.

    This letter is now the responsibility of Lindsey Graham as chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

    This is why he was put on ice until the Republican Primaries start and Lindsey is in charge of the impeachment. He and other Republicans thinking of supporting the Republicans fighting Schiff in the House were warned today by the decepticons.

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    • G. Alistar says:

      Senator Grassley, R, Iowa — May be old but he did not just fall off the turnip truck. This is yet another damning document for Schiff and the dems….and it ain’t gonna age well.

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  10. Conrad L Roemke says:

    Since this can be true under testimony,
    “During the impeachment hearing today State Department officials George Kent and Bill Taylor both stated they never heard of any claims of Ukrainian political interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Additionally, both claimed to have no knowledge of any U.S. investigation that might overlap with Ukraine.”
    It only means Mr Rosenstein did not investigate as Chairman Grassley requested. Can we assume so?

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  11. Chip Doctor says:

    Has Grassley’s letter been ignored like Devin Nunes and Jim Jordan’s letters were? Seems like only Rudy investigated Ukraine.

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  12. evergreen says:

    How quickly can Judicial Watch get the emails of these two State Dept employees and discover just how much they discussed Ukraine and Grassley’s request?

    Liked by 8 people

    • littleanniefannie says:

      Should be an expedited request because of application to impeachment “inquiry”. Then again, Pompeo should be able to request the official emails for review, right?

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Truthfilter says:

    Did Rosenstien respond to this letter? If so, what was his response?

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Ackman419 says:

    I yelled, “Liar!” when they denied knowledge of the reports.
    The wife asked me what the hell I was yelling about. I told her and briefly explained.
    She asks, “what are they even doing? Everyone knows they are trying to frame Trump”.
    That’s my gal! (She voted Trump but doesn’t follow things)

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  15. fangdog says:

    Lying to Congress used to be a big deal in the not to distant past. Now it is Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). However, I think you have to be, a Globalist, Democrat, RINO, Deep State Bureaucrat or something Left-Wing crooked, corrupt and criminal in order to get by with it. It is still a not for everyone sort of deal.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      That’s because Congress leads by example. Look at Schiff’s opening rendering of the phone call. He lied. He knew it was a lie. He entered it into the record. He only described it as a parody after he was caught.
      If he is ever put under oath, the first question should not be about the blowhard, er, whistleblower. It should be “What is the proof positive of Russian collusion that you guaranteed the American public that you and only you possessed?”

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  16. hoghead says:

    If you are POTUS, would you want skonks like these two working for you? I don’t guess POTUS can easily fire them as career bureaucraps, but he could assign them both to the US Consulate in Lapland.

    Prolly a good idea to move all of sotero’s moles to the most remote US facilities out there. And the people they would be relieving would be SO appreciative!

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  17. Personally, I think that the actual repercussions of “the Schiff show” are going to turn out to be something that the Lawfare Prophets never warned them about. Namely, that public attention is very quickly going to shift away from the patently false story – “impeachment” – to the real story that the American public has actually realized (and, acted upon …) since November 2016: official American government corruption.

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  18. Grandma Covfefe says:

    All this sham we witnesses today further proves that the Hillary State Department is corrupted.

    The State Department may have been the seat of the Shadow Government.
    The diplomatic teams are not what we thought….doing goodwill towards other countries on behalf of the American People as we all had thought all those decades. No wonder we are at war with many countries–“Bad America…Mean America…Evil America….Down With America”…etc.

    The Good News about all this?……Hillary State Department is corrupted and we saw it and now understand it. They are Not the Boss. President Trump is the Boss. Anyone’s salary paid with American Taxpayers’ money have to obey President Trump.

    Take away their wine and caviar while you’re at it. They know more than what they are telling. Shame on those phony diplomats.

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    • hoghead says:

      “…State Department is corrupted…”

      Grandma, everything that sotero touched has been corrupted. EVERYTHING! From State to IRS, FBI, Justice, VA, pizza delivery, etc. Every Federal spoke has been dirtied.

      sotero is the hub of this filthy wheel. All spokes lead to barry sotero. If there is any integrity in the IG/Durham investigations, barry-boy will be getting a 4a.m. knock on his door.

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  19. Skidroe says:

    The 1.8 billion$ missing in Ukraine went to pay off the Biden’s, Obama and other deep state crooks but the majority of the money went to buy illegal arms(guns)— ready— yes, from the USA. The CIA, Romney,Kerry, and many other politicians sell illegal arms through Ukraine.

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  20. Sporty says:

    It’s enlightening that Hildabeast made mention of “little Ukrain” recently. The third most corrupt country on the planet. Doing her best to hide the truth.

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  21. Skidroe says:

    Burisma ( Ukraine ) is a front company to buy arms and weapons from the CIA plus others. They do not have much to do with natural gas.

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  22. mtk says:

    However, what everyone in the media –and on Capitol Hill– seems to forget is a letter in July, 2017 [LINK HERE], written by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley to Dept. of Justice Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, specifically outlining 2016 election interference by Ukrainian government officials; and specifically asking for an U.S. DOJ investigation therein:

    Additional what the Clinton allied media tend to pretend to forget is back in 2015/2016, they wrote pieces outlining the Biden’s Ukrainian skullduggery with just enough ‘wink wink nod nod’ to flesh out the dirt HRC had them. The kind of dangled it out there smear pieces that indicate where HRC would take VP Biden if he challenged her nomination.
    Interestingly, much of what was reported and then forgotten was precisely the very things PDJT asked the Ukrainian President to look into.

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  23. Mike in a Truck says:

    The Republic is well served by these two dimwits ( No).

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  24. Jimmy says:

    The coup is one of the worst things that has happened to America. It’s covering up an even worse thing, which seems to be an organized crime ring of some sort. Does it run guns, destabilize countries (including the USA) with the intent of taking power afterwards, and launder some of the money to line its pockets? Is it simply pay-for-play like the Clinton Foundation? Or merely an embezzlement racket that siphons off billions from the taxpayer every year? Whatever it is, it’s a pretty smooth operation, with few screwups, such as Benghazi, where the recipients of the guns turned out to be in a shooting mood one night, or today’s Schiffshow.

    I don’t know if American law enforcement has the wherewithal to roll up something this big and powerful. It would take a lot of manpower, lots of LEOs, lawyers, and leadership of courage at the top. It would take frog marching politicians and former politicians who millions upon millions of American useful idiots admire.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Remember the saying on the NYT masthead; ‘All the news that’s fit to print’. If the MSM is complicit in the scheme, hiding the gory details, likely profiting from it both financially and professionally, it’s no wonder that so few have been agitated by both the thievery and its extent until recently. Because most people didn’t know. Because the information was kept from them. And those that did learn and disapproved were attacked and called Nazis, conspiracy-mongers, and worse, and financially and professionally destroyed.
      It’s not a smooth operation. The Schiffshow today was a prime example of it. But they never needed to run a smooth operation before, need to cover their tracks, because they always had the MSM to cover for them. Monumental screw-ups like Benghazi were papered through damage control.

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    • Redzone says:

      Is it illegal if it’s Presidential Policy or is it business as usual as long as you get pre-approval from the Uniparty Deep State and pay appropriate kick-backs?

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    • botchedcasuality says:

      Sounds like too big to fail.

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  25. California Joe says:

    Sen. Graham steps up to defend President Trump! No Senate trial based on hearsay! Whistleblower must testify! Schiff must testify! Asks did Whistleblower work for Biden on Ukraine extortion?

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/13/lindsey-graham-i-will-call-adam-schiff-to-testify-in-the-senate/

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  26. witch hunt! CarloV says:

    Thanks for keeping me informed about the witch hunt.

    shall we rename the hearigns to the witchhunt formally speaking. like the president proposed it today at the conference, let’s all of us refrain from using the impea… word and lets start using WITCH HUNT!

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  27. Mike says:

    Thank you once again SD for all the hard work. You are making a difference.

    Liked by 10 people

  28. paolo says:

    they just want to move for3ward the machine

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  29. luke says:

    As I stated in an earlier post regarding a different article; Most Republicans are helping us now. No we can’t let our guard down but we need to be encouraging. They know if they sit idly by and Trump gets the heave ho they’re toast for generations to follow. The ones that were ok with that have left for the most part (see J Flake). There’s no shame if Mitch takes a trial. You play the hand you’re dealt and believe me if anyone understands this it’s the GEOTUS DJT 😉 …..no worries about the Republicans, DJT has successfully and completely altered their platform and molded it to MAGA.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      Don’t forget the Judas 3 (Murkowski, Collins and Romney) and, it would appear, Cornyn and Barasso. The House Republicans came together for once. It would be nice if the Senate did likewise but…

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  30. Tl Howard says:

    I’m not a Q follower, but for some reason, I went to the site today. He dropped a few posts today, one of which was right before EST noon, and linked to the Grassley letter Sundance reminds us of above.
    Part of his drop is below:
    _______________________
    “Read carefully.
    Re-read carefully.
    Spy_insert [EC] known?
    Re-read drops re: Spy_insert.
    What do these people have in common?
    Pelosi’s son
    Kerry’s son
    Romney’s son
    Biden’s son
    Hint: Geo location: Ukraine
    Hint: Energy
    Coincidence?”
    ___________________

    Romney’s son too? Well, I guess that explains the normally mouse-like Romney’s sudden interest in trying to look bold.
    It also explains why during the 2012 campaign Romney chose to say that Russia was our greatest threat, not Iran, not China, Russia.

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  31. PVCDroid says:

    These are Soros men through and through. Who?, Crowdsteak? Election interference? Oh No, never heard that. They’ve been instructed to play stupid on certain subjects.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      As ZeroHedge pointed out today, it’s the globalist masters who are Patriots prime enemies, the Dems are just the dupes enabling the globalists.
      Sorry, can not link.

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  32. Anonoma says:

    I thought there was something of a Durham shaped hole in their understanding of what was going between Trump and Ukraine. The “do me a favor” paragraph in the Trump-Zelensky transcript is clearly about the Durham investigation, which Ukraine was apparently not cooperating in and I guess I still don’t know whether they are cooperating now. Kent and Taylor seemed to think the favor had to do with Biden and investigating a “political rival.” (As an aside, I think the notion that Biden will win the nomination is politically naive at best.)

    Specifically, when Taylor denied understanding Sondland’s metaphor that businessmen expect a debt to be paid before paying the debtor on an unrelated matter, Taylor affirmatively claimed Ukraine owed the US nothing but gratitude and especially nothing to Trump in particular. But Ukraine owes US cooperation on criminal investigations and they weren’t cooperating. Taylor even named the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with Ukraine, so he is aware of that existing obligation.

    And what about Leshchenko? I don’t recall anyone asking about him specifically, but he is kind of a big deal in Ukraine a rabble rousing journalist-cum-legislator. Leshchenko was found, by a Ukrainian court acting on Ukrainian initiative without America requesting the investigation, to have meddled in the US election by giving Chalupa the Manafort black ledger. This has been pretty widely reported and Leshchenko appeared on the Chris Cuomo show recently talking about it and denying any wrongdoing by Biden.

    It beggars belief that a man who described himself as the de facto ambassador to Ukraine would not have been made aware of this information, even if it wasn’t directly raised to him by a staffer. If he read any kind of profile or dossier on Leshchenko this would be some of the most recent stuff in it. Taylor said he was looking into all this investigation stuff, asking questions, raising concerns, but he didn’t do his due diligence as ambassador?

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  33. Gary Lacey says:

    Grassley’s letter was ignored, thrown in the trash, so to speak, because there was an attempted coup in progress.

    The enemy is the DOJ, FBI and the intelligence community and Trump is gone….
    .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqsT4xnKZPg

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  34. Cathy M. says:

    I know Nuthink!

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Republicanvet91 says:

    …and Rosenweasel did what in response to receiving the letter?

    Liked by 1 person

  36. Republicanvet91 says:

    One would think if current Ukraine politicians are concerned about Yammyvitch interfering in their internal affairs, they should be just as concerned with their politicians interfering in OUR elections.

    …even if our own are not concerned with that, I am glad our POTUS is.

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  37. BigTalkers says:

    Ending this Impeachment Scam isn’t even a difficult pull…

    Just have Sen Grassley replace Sen Graham as Judiciary chairman (which Sen Graham is anxious to do), and invite Rep Schiff and his Lawfare staffers to come testify.

    When they don’t show up, it’s case closed!

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  38. Michael D Ancell says:

    I can understand Taylor not being aware of any investigations since he recently returned as an Ambassador from private life but Kent has been around for a while and knew better unless he’s playing stupid here. I’ve heard he had dirt on his hands as well so maybe his motivation is to cover his own butt. Maybe someone can remind me what his scandal is? I’ve read so much lately My brain is overloading…

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  39. Troublemaker10 says:

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  40. Rynn69 says:

    The best way to for America to thwart The Turtle and his cohorts is to WIN THE HOUSE back as well as retain the Senate and Presidency. Never forget the Republican establishment wants to keep the House in Democrat control. Don’t let them.

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  41. Jim Raclawski says:

    In order to fully conduct critical analysis of any event or situation you have to use all sources of information, and in order to get in front of this Ukrainian aspect of this “impeachment” you might need to take advantage of what’s been uncovered and documented by mr Glenn Beck. put aside any past impressions pro-con of the guy…and just take advantage of the research he has done.
    Find it for free on his FB or YouTube THE DEMOCRATS’ HYDRA … I apologize for not linking… too tired after back2back viewing. THIS is so much bigger than just a friggin president to president phone call… even bigger than the SPYGATE /Russian Collusion -Delusion
    President Trump will be “impeached”…. and there are enough forces in play to place his “acquittal” in question. … all because he stands in the way of THEIR vision for the world.
    Get to know your enemy….. one will fall two will grow….. We must stand united… or the Republic is finished
    Semper Fi …..

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    • askmeanythinginthelight says:

      Jim, watched last night, and was astounded. People please give this a veiw. The Democrat’s Hydra , Beck has official documents to support his investigation. Some of the names in this report, that I haven’t noticed before, we will hear about in the inquiry trial.

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  42. TwoLaine says:

    The problem is that he wrote that letter to The Honorable Rod J Rosenstein, when there is no such person.

    Had he written it to The Dishonorable Rod J Rosenstein I am certain it would have gotten the investigation it deserved.

    I am sure that letter went where all of the evidence of Ukraine’s corruption of our 2016 election went at the State Dept., along with my whistleblower reports, and my calls to my politicians went. Into the round file.

    Please STRIP these a-h01es of these ridiculous titles, and leave them with only one. SERVANT.

    #DrainTheSwamp

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  43. icthematrix says:

    Fascinating article/interview that claims direct knowledge of the Dim corruption in Ukraine. Also says the “whistleblower” is Alexander Daniluk.

    http://www.unz.com/ishamir/the-plundering-of-ukraine/

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  44. Pyrthroes says:

    Great call by Sundance/CTH!

    These oafs’ selective recollection of highly significant matters reflecting on their personal competence and tenure is a self-exculpatory theme dating from the very dawn of history. “Books of Power” seeking to redefine the past are few, but they loom large:

    “The ‘Book of Remembrance and Forgetting’ is a magical tract similar to the Pharaonic Book of the Dead. But rather than treating of the Dead themselves, the BRF adjusts the Past to conjure a new Future. Addressing an acolyte called Lirael, little is known of this strange, necromantic text, which relates entering Death’s Gates, the Names of the Bells with free-form Magic Incantations, using Time’s Dark Mirror to reconcile Past with Future differences. The BRF is one of two known treatises that spontaneously adjust entries to advance a Magister Mundi’s unstated but relentlessly pursued objectives.”

    On the evidence, Mde. Pelosi, Shifty and his blighted crew, have conjured ye ole BRF and cast Rats’ doofus Spells accordingly.

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  45. TwoLaine says:

    So they let Chalupa & friends get away without registering for FARA. How about Hunter Biden and the Kerry relative? Were they registered for FARA? Or, did their beach friends do all their dirty work for them?

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  46. JimWVa says:

    Here’s a new site that seems necessary to prepare for Day 2 of the public “inquiry” involving Ambassador Yovanovitch. The work of John Solomon Reports, with hyperlinks to original documentation, explains the mind set of the State Department holdovers that wished that their friends had been elected President of the USA:
    https://johnsolomonreports.com/the-real-ukraine-controversy-an-activist-u-s-embassy-and-its-adherence-to-the-geneva-convention/

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    • butch cassidy says:

      That’s a great article. Yovanovitch stated in her opening statement in the closed hearings that the statements made about her pressuring the prosecutor to drop the charges were in fact retracted and this article clearly shows they were not. Our boys should be listening carefully tomorrow when she speaks.

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  47. CM-TX says:

    I’ve seen many letters over the years from Grassley, asking for investigations or inquiries re. shady activity. I see him kind of like a historian in Congress, documenting countless bad deeds by those in Gov/politics.

    It has to be frustrating for him that rarely is anything ever done about it. Yet he keeps writing those letters.

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  48. TwoLaine says:

    Yorktown Solutions, LLC
    FARA Doc for 6 mos ended 11/30/2018
    https://efile.fara.gov/docs/6491-Supplemental-Statement-20181220-2.pdf

    Paid $434,800 in retainers for engaging in political activity on behalf of a foreign principal(s).
    See Questions 9, 11, 12-also see Attachment for contacts, date & types of contacts (pages 10-85), 14

    http://yorktownsolutions.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielvajdich
    https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/expert/daniel-vajdich
    https://www.opensecrets.org/federal-lobbying/firms/summary?cycle=2018&id=D000071696

    Ukraine is big business.

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  49. Buck Turgidson says:

    Good grief what semi-competent entitled useless lifer fed employees these characters are. Bet they know every last rule and procedure in the book though, and also the $$ value Of their pension and benefits they will have for life. The bureaucratic blob needs downsizing state dept great place to start.

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    • YY4U says:

      I have an idea to DRAIN THE SWAMP. We need legislation that NO FEDERAL EMPLOYEE is allowed to vote in a FEDERAL election, VA wouldn’t have two Democrat senators if that were the case. Most of Northern VA is FED employees who can’t live in the sh**hole they created in DC so came across the Potomac to befoul our once beautiful state.

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