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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

House investigating FBI

Buried at the end of a 52-paragraph snooze in the Washington Post is the real news: the House Intelligence Committee is taking on corruption of the FBI.



Couched as a partisan attack on the Mueller probe -- "No longer a ‘lonely battle’: How the campaign against the Mueller probe has taken hold" -- the story said:
At the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and a small group of Republican lawmakers are discussing writing a report next year that would highlight alleged “corruption” at the FBI, according to people familiar with the plans. Such a report would focus on information about the conduct of FBI officials in the course of the Russia investigation, those people said.
On the Senate side, one of the loudest voices has been Republican Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, who chairs the Judiciary Committee and has raised questions about the impartiality of Mueller’s probe.
He has called for McCabe to be fired and shown a willingness to dig into Mueller’s past tenure as FBI director, complaining Thursday that the FBI and the Justice Department have been too slow to rout out people peddling “political influence.”
Grassley has also called for a second special counsel to look at decisions the FBI and the Justice Department made at the time that the Obama administration approved a uranium deal giving Russia a significant stake in the U.S. market. The inquiry would bring de facto scrutiny of Mueller, who was FBI director at the time.
Grassley said that his staff is in touch with Nunes’s staff, though he would not specify exactly what elements of their committees’ parallel inquiries they were communicating about.
“I wouldn’t want to say there’s coordination,” Grassley said. “There’s communication.”
He insisted that he was not aiming to discredit Mueller, adding that he has “got confidence [Mueller’s] going to be able to do what he’s doing.”
Trump, meanwhile, has continued to urge on the questions. This month, he tweeted that after the FBI’s “phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more) . . . its reputation is in Tatters -- worst in History! But fear not, we will bring it back to greatness.”
The elitists do not comprehend that government employees are subservient to elected officials and therefore the voters.

The elitists believe the people in the FBI have the right to conduct sting operations and push for special investigations of government officials, but are themselves immune from discipline or prosecution.

Obama fed this notion of entitlement to arrogant Marxists who run the various agencies of government.

The big news is President Trump is not alone in pushing to drain the swamp.

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6 comments:

  1. Ah, this is from the WaPoo. Not trustworthy. Of course, the FBI and IRS are not trustworthy, either.

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  2. Not unlike the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in WWII.

    Nobody was happier he was dead than most Nazis. After the orchestrated the Night of the Long Knives, it was clear he'd go after anybody .

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  3. Note that the initial instinct of the Republicans was to go along with whatever the statists on the other side of the aisle and the FBI were saying rather than supporting the man elected president by their own constituents.

    This has been too long coming and time is a-wasting. Are these idiots going to procrastinate forever like they did under Obama? Remember, guys, you are the government this time, not the opposition. Put the pedal to the metal and get a win before summer or it is over for you.

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  4. All hell is about to break loose regarding the DC establishment between January and March.

    It's going to be coming from so many angles that the Dems-MSM will be working overtime to explain it away, and somehow blame President Trump.

    And everybody in DC or covering DC knows it.

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  5. Fun to watch, but what teeth behind it? Those treasonous asshats should be in JAIL, not demoted or reassigned

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    1. Could be Trump’s got a two-cushion strategy to make an eight-ball in the corner pocket.

      After you demote ‘em, they’re an embarrassment to their protectors, not a useful ally. THAT’S when the prosecution comes off.

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