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It's literally amazing what members of Trump's Cult will do to protect their idol and hero in the White House They attack former heads of the FBI, they attack an ultra conservative senator from Arizona who's literally a role model for the Tea Party, they attack war hero John McCain, etc. They have no conscious and will go after anyone who disagrees with or stands up to that pathetic, piece of trash, pathological liar in the White House. How could any decent American idolize such a despicable human being? 

 

Ultra right wingers learned during the Bush Administration that if you repeat a lie endlessly, many people believe it's true. Don't know how you feel about it, but it makes me sick to my stomach. 


This makes me sick at my stomach too. This is a tool that Hitler used, lie repeatedly until many believe. This is the tool that the far right uses and many believe, that's how Trump got elected and that's how so many still support him.

 

Thank you Hillary haters !!!!


Again - the silly Hitler stuff again. There was such excitement over the supposed Russian collusion when the target was President Trump. Now, it's hateful to even look into it.

 

You are welcome, hate cultists.

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

It's literally amazing what members of Trump's Cult will do to protect their idol and hero in the White House They attack former heads of the FBI, they attack an ultra conservative senator from Arizona who's literally a role model for the Tea Party, they attack war hero John McCain, etc. They have no conscious and will go after anyone who disagrees with or stands up to that pathetic, piece of trash, pathological liar in the White House. How could any decent American idolize such a despicable human being? 

 

Ultra right wingers learned during the Bush Administration that if you repeat a lie endlessly, many people believe it's true. Don't know how you feel about it, but it makes me sick to my stomach. 


This makes me sick at my stomach too. This is a tool that Hitler used, lie repeatedly until many believe. This is the tool that the far right uses and many believe, that's how Trump got elected and that's how so many still support him.

 

Thank you Hillary haters !!!!


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It's literally amazing what members of Trump's Cult will do to protect their idol and hero in the White House They attack former heads of the FBI, they attack an ultra conservative senator from Arizona who's literally a role model for the Tea Party, they attack war hero John McCain, etc. They have no conscious and will go after anyone who disagrees with or stands up to that pathetic, piece of trash, pathological liar in the White House. How could any decent American idolize such a despicable human being? 

 

Ultra right wingers learned during the Bush Administration that if you repeat a lie endlessly, many people believe it's true. Don't know how you feel about it, but it makes me sick to my stomach. 

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Grassley: Separate Special Counsel Needed for Russia-Obama Probe

 

By Sandy Fitzgerald  

 

A special counsel is needed in the growing investigation into an effort by Russia's nuclear industry to obtain deals while President Barack Obama was in office, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Thursday.

 

However, the senator said former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who is in charge of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, should not lead both efforts.

 

"Obviously, there was and is justification for a special counsel in Russia vs. Trump," the Iowa Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends," but he is concerned that there may be "conflicts of interest" in the Justice Department and Mueller when it comes to investigating the Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's involvement in the issue.

 

"It's not a case of trusting Mueller for what he can investigate and things that he is independent of," Grassley said. "There might be reasons to wonder his involvement because of his involvement with the previous administration during this period of time."

 

Mueller served as FBI director from 2001 to 2013 under both Obama and former President George W. Bush.

 

Grassley's call for a special counsel comes after the FBI Wednesday released an informant from a confidential agreement, which will allow him to testify to Congress about what he knew concerning the efforts from Russia to gain control of U.S. nuclear materials through a deal with Uranium One,

 

Republicans have sought an investigation since 2015, after it was reported that former President Bill Clinton had collected a half-million dollars from a Russian bank, adding to donations that were sent to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.

 

The Obama administration, however said it had no reason to block deals that eventually gave Russian President Vladimir Putin control over 20 percent of the United States' uranium stockpile.

 

Grassley said that he isn't seeking a separate special counsel because of any kind of accusations against Mueller, as he believes the former FBI head to be "a man of high ethical standards."

The senator said he does not know who the FBI's informant is, but he presumes his committee will have an opportunity to question him.

 

"I do know his lawyer well, and I do know what the lawyer said, that this person is willing to testify," said Grassley. "He might know something about the involvement in Uranium One, of money laundering, fraudulent activity and bribery. We ought to know about that because transparency brings accountability."

 

The informant's testimony was used to convict three people in bribery money laundering cases three years ago, and once he is able to testify to the Judiciary Committee, there will be "so much more information" than was already available.

 

He also said he does not agree with contentions that the pending investigation is a distraction from the Russia interference investigation.

 

"If it's good to investigate Russians' involvement in the election process in the United States in regard to Trump, it's just as legitimate to investigate Russia vs. the Clintons," said Grassley.

 

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/chuck-grassley-special-counsel-separate-obama/2017/10/26/id/822210/

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Russia gave us boodles of highly enriched Uranium and Plutonium which we "denatured" so it could be used to fuel nuclear power plants. all part of the disarmament deal President Obama negotiated and Republicans all opposed.

 

Now to divert attention from Der Trumper's huge indebtedness to the Russian Mob, oligarchs and Government, Grassley is offering immunity to a crook in the forlorne hope he'll incriminate Hillary in a deal to dig uranium ore out of the ground in Canada.

 

With just a little luck, a couple more cabnet officials will admit Lemontop knows as much about being President as a Pig knows about Christmas and boot the gutless draftdodger before he does any more damage to the Nation.

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DOJ gives FBI informant green light to testify on Russian uranium efforts

 

Washington (CNN)The Justice Department has given a former FBI informant the green light to testify before Congress about what he learned in an investigation of Russian nuclear industry efforts to gain influence in the uranium industry in the United States during the Obama administration.

 

The news that the former informant will be allowed to testify comes as House Republicans announced a probe into the circumstances surrounding the sale of a Canadian uranium mining company, Uranium One, to Russia's Atomic Energy Agency, Rosatom, that was approved by the Obama administration in 2010.
 
The deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a committee that is composed of representatives from several US government agencies, including the State Department, which at the time was led by Hillary Clinton.
 
The Justice Department on Wednesday authorized the former informant to disclose to the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate judiciary, House oversight and House intelligence committees, as well as one member of each of their staffs, "any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation," Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores confirmed in a statement.
 
According to The Hill, the former informant, who had signed a nondisclosure agreement with the FBI, had worked undercover gathering intelligence on the Russian industry's attempt to build its nuclear energy business in the United States.
 
The informant's lawyer, Victoria Toensing, told The Hill on Wednesday that the FBI told her it is releasing her client from his nondisclosure agreement so he can discuss his work "uncovering the Russian nuclear bribery case and the efforts he witnessed by Moscow to gain influence with (former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) in hopes of winning favorable uranium decisions from the Obama administration."
 
Toensing said she "will be working with all parties to ensure his identity remains confidential to ensure his safety" now that he is willing and able to testify, The Hill reported.
 
The Hill reported this week that while the Uranium One deal was being reviewed and approved, the FBI was in the beginning stages of a racketeering and extortion investigation into a US subsidiary of Rosatom.
The Hill's reporting raises questions about whether decision-makers on the uranium deal, including members of Congress, were informed of the ongoing racketeering investigation. Sources cited by the newspaper indicated that Russian nuclear officials routed millions of dollars to the United States that were designed to benefit the Clinton Foundation at the same time the deal was approved. The Hill does not indicate there's any evidence to show that Clinton was influenced by this.
 
Although the claims are currently not proven, some Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have alleged that Russian interests sought to donate to the Clinton Foundation to persuade Clinton to support the deal.
 
Trump seized on the new reporting, telling reporters on Wednesday that he feels the newly announced investigations into the sale are "Watergate, modern age."
 
"I think the uranium sale to Russia, in the way it was done, so underhanded with tremendous amounts of money being passed, I actually think that is Watergate, modern age," he said.
 
The FBI criminal probe resulted in the sentencing of Vadim Mikerin, an executive at Tenex (a subsidiary of Rosatom), to a 48-month prison sentence for conspiracy to commit money laundering. Mikerin pleaded guilty for his role in a bribery scheme where Russian interests had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks.
 
Court documents connected with the case reviewed do not reference donations to the Clinton Foundation or attempts by US or Russian interests to influence the Uranium One deal decision.
Since these allegations have resurfaced in the wake of recent reporting, Clinton and members of her staff have disputed claims that anything improper occurred surrounding the approval of the Uranium One deal.
 
 
 
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Gee as I look at the posts in here by our far right they are the same as  what we have seen in other threads basically covering the same subject. Even the photos are the same. Even the back and forth between the far right posters are really the same. Well if you look at the Russian play book it tells followers post often, and post in as many places as possible because the volume of posts can make something that is untrue true. Looks like we have some people following the Russian play book.

Did you hear the news tonight about Grassley and what could be behind why he wants to change the subject and go back to an old faithful one. The Clintons. He knows there is nothing to be found but he also knows the right wing is not to smart so they are easy to be played. It came out tonight that one of his Female Staffers was dealing with the Russians before and during the Pres. Campaign to get the Russians to give her the stolen Clinton E mails. She told  them she was working for the Trump Campaign. Grassley Office pointed out she has not has access to the Senate files out side of the area she works in so has not comprised any investigation. There was another Reb. billionaire from Chicago doing the same thing. He was 81 years old and gave an interview to a reporter on what he did with the Russians, and he claimed he was working with Mike Flynn and the Campaign. He died some months ago. Muller is getting documents from his estate on the details of what he did.

Well looks like Grassley just went down the drain. Now where will our Right Wing take us. I bet they are talking with their masters now and reviewing what the Russians have in the play book they were given to use. We will see shortly.

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DOJ gives FBI informant green light to testify on Russian uranium efforts

 

Washington (CNN)The Justice Department has given a former FBI informant the green light to testify before Congress about what he learned in an investigation of Russian nuclear industry efforts to gain influence in the uranium industry in the United States during the Obama administration.

 

The news that the former informant will be allowed to testify comes as House Republicans announced a probe into the circumstances surrounding the sale of a Canadian uranium mining company, Uranium One, to Russia's Atomic Energy Agency, Rosatom, that was approved by the Obama administration in 2010.
 
The deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a committee that is composed of representatives from several US government agencies, including the State Department, which at the time was led by Hillary Clinton.
 
The Justice Department on Wednesday authorized the former informant to disclose to the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate judiciary, House oversight and House intelligence committees, as well as one member of each of their staffs, "any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation," Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores confirmed in a statement.
 
According to The Hill, the former informant, who had signed a nondisclosure agreement with the FBI, had worked undercover gathering intelligence on the Russian industry's attempt to build its nuclear energy business in the United States.
 
The informant's lawyer, Victoria Toensing, told The Hill on Wednesday that the FBI told her it is releasing her client from his nondisclosure agreement so he can discuss his work "uncovering the Russian nuclear bribery case and the efforts he witnessed by Moscow to gain influence with (former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) in hopes of winning favorable uranium decisions from the Obama administration."
 
Toensing said she "will be working with all parties to ensure his identity remains confidential to ensure his safety" now that he is willing and able to testify, The Hill reported.
 
The Hill reported this week that while the Uranium One deal was being reviewed and approved, the FBI was in the beginning stages of a racketeering and extortion investigation into a US subsidiary of Rosatom.
The Hill's reporting raises questions about whether decision-makers on the uranium deal, including members of Congress, were informed of the ongoing racketeering investigation. Sources cited by the newspaper indicated that Russian nuclear officials routed millions of dollars to the United States that were designed to benefit the Clinton Foundation at the same time the deal was approved. The Hill does not indicate there's any evidence to show that Clinton was influenced by this.
 
Although the claims are currently not proven, some Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have alleged that Russian interests sought to donate to the Clinton Foundation to persuade Clinton to support the deal.
 
Trump seized on the new reporting, telling reporters on Wednesday that he feels the newly announced investigations into the sale are "Watergate, modern age."
 
"I think the uranium sale to Russia, in the way it was done, so underhanded with tremendous amounts of money being passed, I actually think that is Watergate, modern age," he said.
 
The FBI criminal probe resulted in the sentencing of Vadim Mikerin, an executive at Tenex (a subsidiary of Rosatom), to a 48-month prison sentence for conspiracy to commit money laundering. Mikerin pleaded guilty for his role in a bribery scheme where Russian interests had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks.
 
Court documents connected with the case reviewed do not reference donations to the Clinton Foundation or attempts by US or Russian interests to influence the Uranium One deal decision.
Since these allegations have resurfaced in the wake of recent reporting, Clinton and members of her staff have disputed claims that anything improper occurred surrounding the approval of the Uranium One deal.
 
 
 
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As my daughter used to say to me when she was a teenager, "Whatever Dad". Any news about Hillary is way too late. We have one fourm member who's obsessed with anything and everything about HIllary. However, other than him, nobody else cares about her anymore, as she's rapidly fading into history. At this point in time, it doesn't matter if the new allegations are true or false, because Hillary is irrelevant and nobody's paying attention. Thank Goodness.

 

She will always be remembered as the candidate who lost to Donald Trump and endured years of  non-stop lies from the Republicans over Benghazi.


Yes, for a while now the Democratic Party and their PR people (MSM) have been trying to get Hillary off the stage. The logical reason was that her "it's not my fault" tour had been an embarrassment. Now it seems there was a bigger reason, Party officials and officials of the previous Administration knew about the interaction with the Russians through GPS Fusion and knew that it coming out would undercut their "Russian collusion" game with regards to the President.

 

Now it seems the genie is out of the bottle. And, naturally, their minions are playing the "Benghazi - old news" game. However, I don't think it is going to work. Intelligent people know that Benghazi is not the issue now.

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As my daughter used to say to me when she was a teenager, "Whatever Dad". Any news about Hillary is way too late. We have one fourm member who's obsessed with anything and everything about HIllary. However, other than him, nobody else cares about her anymore, as she's rapidly fading into history. At this point in time, it doesn't matter if the new allegations are true or false, because Hillary is irrelevant and nobody's paying attention. Thank Goodness.

 

She will always be remembered as the candidate who lost to Donald Trump and endured years of  non-stop lies from the Republicans over Benghazi.

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The Justice Department said Wednesday night that it had lifted a gag order on a former FBI informant involved in a high-profile Russia bribery case, clearing the individual to speak to Congress about Moscow’s Obama-era uranium deals in the U.S. market and other schemes.

 

In a statement, the department said it had authorized the informant to speak to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Oversight Committee, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in addition to select staffers.

 

The department said the informant could provide “any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market,” including Russian company Rosatom, subsidiary Tenex, Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation.

 

Uranium One refers to the name of a Canada-based company with mines in the U.S. that was bought by Rosatom, a company backed by the Russian state. The State Department, then led by Hillary Clinton, was one of nine U.S. government agencies that had to approve the deal back in 2010.

 

All three congressional committees launched investigations after The Hill reported that the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear officials were involved in fraudulent dealings – including extortion, bribery and kickbacks – as far back as 2009 in a case involving Rosatom’s subsidiary, Tenex.

 

Congressional Republicans have since questioned how the Uranium One deal was approved the following year by an inter-agency committee, and sought to gain access to the informant.

 

Republicans also have raised concerns about efforts by interested parties to influence the Clintons – citing donations to the Clinton Foundation as well as a $500,000 speaking fee received in Russia by former President Bill Clinton, who reportedly met with Vladimir Putin around the time of the deal. 

 

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who had sought to interview the informant, told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday he’d still like to bring the source before a public committee hearing but praised the decision to free him up to speak to Congress in a private setting.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/26/gag-order-lifted-doj-says-informant-can-speak-to-congress...

 

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One step closer to hearing what the Obama Administration did not want us to hear.  

 

Why else would they have issued the "gag" order in the first place?

 

Well it is being "lifted"...

 

 

 

 

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