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Friday, July 26, 2019

Aaron Rupar: House Oversight Committee ranking member Devin Nunes (R-CA) began his opening statement before former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before his committee by acknowledging that collusion occurred during the 2016 election -- but not in the way most people think.

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Rep Nunes lost all credibility to my eyes when, as Chairman of the House committee, he ran to Pres Trump with information he had just found out.

Like a lap dog running to jump on its master's lap when it was scared.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-26 12:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Nunes...ran to Pres Trump with information he had just found out."

The real irony is he "found out" from the White House.

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-26 12:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"No mention of how the Washington Free Beacon first hired GPS to "unearth damaging information" about candidate Trump."

That's because the truth is of no use to Nunes. He can be told a dozen times, and he'll keep repeating the lie nonetheless.

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-26 12:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Trump admits he allowed Devin Nunes access to classified intelligence documents about Russia investigation"
www.independent.co.uk

#4 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-07-26 12:43 PM | Reply

#1,2,3 Stay tuned little sheep, the day of reckoning is coming. There is another investigation going on that should be out in Sept. and people like Clapper. Brennan and Comey are going to be in deep do do.

#5 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-07-26 12:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

1,2,3 Stay tuned little sheep, the day of reckoning is coming. There is another investigation going on that should be out in Sept. and people like Clapper. Brennan and Comey are going to be in deep do do.

#5 | POSTED BY Comrade Fishy P***y

LMAO, you mean traitor Barr's little dog and pony show?
Go Deport Yourself!

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-26 12:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#5 ... There is another investigation going on that should be out in Sept. ...

I am looking forward to seeing the results of it.

From what I know of the person doing the investigation, it should be a proper one.

I do have a concern, though, that AG Barr will misrepresent the conclusions once again (as he did with the Mueller report), in order to continue to please his client, Pres Trump.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-26 12:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nunes knows what's coming, so does Nancy.

It ain't gonna be good...except for the Tear Collectors, like RoC and myself.

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-26 01:04 PM | Reply

To his credit it is tough to suck that
much Trump --- and still be coherent.... :D :D :D

#9 | Posted by earthmuse at 2019-07-26 01:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#1,2,3 Stay tuned little sheep...

MARK HIS WORDS!!

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-26 01:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

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It ain't gonna be good...except for the Tear Collectors, like RoC and myself.

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism

wait... I mean

Mark HIS Words!

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-26 01:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

One of the things Mueller said Wednesday needs to be repeated: NO ONE is asked their personal political affiliation when hired, promoted, or assigned to non-political jobs within the DOJ!

The GOP has tried to criminalize being a Democrat or at minimum NOT being a Republican inside the DOJ, and this is unprecedented. Historically, everyone knows that LEO tends to heavily skew conservative/Republican since the focus of law enforcement is strict adherence to the LAW - which is not a wildly liberal ethos. It's every individual's right, including FBI investigator's, to be able to participate fully in the democratic electoral process, including donating legally to politicians and campaigns. Inferring professional bias without a shred of actual evidence indicating any, outside of disagreeing with the findings, is never grounds to impugn the character of career officials. Using this line of thought, during jury trials involving Trumpers potential jurors could be asked and then struck if they admit they voted for Hillary. See how ridiculous (illegal) such thinking is in practice if extended to other examples where individuals put their biases aside to undertake important tasks?

All the GOPers are doing is trying to normalize the abhorrent, illicit behavior and inferences of Barr, Nunes, Jordan and their ilk who are trying to say that only loyal GOPers can objectively investigate Republican suspects or even determine what activity is deserving of investigation at all. They want to be the investigators, the grand jury, the judge and if needed, the jury. You don't get justice from such a construct, you get authoritarianism under the color of what looks like a just process.

It's not, it's a rubber stamp for doing whatever they deem needs to be done towards the ends they desire. Nothing is more anti-American.

#12 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-07-26 01:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

To his credit it is tough to suck that
much Trump --- and still be coherent.... :D :D :D

POSTED BY EARTHMUSE AT 2019-07-26 01:45 PM | REPLY

It can't be that difficult since it doesn't even tickle his uvula.

#13 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-07-26 02:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

FTA:

"The Democrats colluded with Russian sources to develop the Steele dossier. And Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya colluded with the dossier's key architect, Fusion GPS head Glenn Simpson."

I want to point out a few things:

'It was Moscow's victory, after all': At least 6 Putin-allied Russians reportedly attended Trump's inaugural celebrations

Lobbyists Natalia Veselnitskaya and Rinat Akhmetshin attended the festivities, as did gun rights activist Maria Butina, who used to serve as an assistant to Russian banker Alexander Torshin.

Akhmetshin and Veselnitskaya met in June 2016 with Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and senior adviser Jared Kushner.

Both lobbyists attended a party on Inauguration Day last year at the Library of Congress that was sponsored by Russia-friendly Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's campaign committee, The Post reported.

Rohrabacher and Veselnitskaya also met in Moscow in April 2016 to discuss issues related to the Magnitsky Act, a law Russian President Vladimir Putin has derided as a "purely political, unfriendly act."


www.businessinsider.com

Why Dana Rohrabacher's name keeps coming up in the Russia investigation

He's been a frequent defender of Moscow on cable news for years, and his colleagues have speculated privately about the reasons he's willing to work with much-maligned Russian President Vladimir Putin.

www.latimes.com

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-26 11:33 PM | Reply

#14 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

How many foreigners total attended the inauguration and what countries were they from?

#15 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-26 11:43 PM | Reply

"The Democrats colluded with Russian sources to develop the Steele dossier. And Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya colluded with the dossier's key architect, Fusion GPS head Glenn Simpson."

Conservative pundits have been pushing variations of this theory for years now:

How A False Conspiracy Theory About The Russian Lawyer Who Met With Don Jr. Spread To Trump

Pro-Trump media figures have gone as far as to falsely suggest that the Russian attorney may have planted a listening device for the Obama administration.
www.buzzfeednews.com

"and his colleagues have speculated privately"

In case anyone has forgotten this reference:

Paul Ryan Keeps It All in the Family

"There's two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump," McCarthy said, according to Entous, a superb reporter who heard a tape recording of the colloquy. "Swear to God."
www.newyorker.com

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-26 11:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is a great thread. Ultimately Democrats and Mueller were easily the biggest losers of the day, but that doesn't take away from just how horrible Nunez was. He was horrible.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-27 12:38 AM | Reply

The biggest losers of the day were anyone who witnessed nothing less than the disintegration of American democracy and considered it a "win."

#18 | Posted by bocaink at 2019-07-27 09:05 AM | Reply

Keep the information coming Gal, great stuff. 👍

#19 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-27 05:13 PM | Reply

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