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Session Wants to Perjure Himself…Again

Here is a guy who has already lied to Congress. And by all rights should have been tried and convicted of perjury and kicked out of office.

In the never-ending Chumph reality show…They are going to let him on the stand to lie his ass off …Again.

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Jeff Sessions makes last-minute request to testify in public so ‘people hear the truth directly’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly wants his Tuesday testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee to be open to the public.

Following allegations that Sessions failed to disclose a third meeting with Russian officials, the attorney general canceled his Appropriations Committee testimony and agreed to testify in a closed session to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Democratic lawmakers scolded Sessions for refusing to answer questions in a session open to the American people. And on Monday, the former Alabama senator relented.

In a statement, the Department of Justice said that Sessions is calling for his Tuesday testimony to be available to the public.

“He believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him,” a spokesperson said.

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The GOP’s Run For Lifejackets

Not quite time for the Rethugs to throw the women and babies off the life rafts yet…

But the is a serious inventory going on in counting life jackets and available seats on the lifeboats.

This Chumph cookie is beginning to crumble .. fast.

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Comey fallout weighs on the GOP

Republicans are trying to figure out a way past swirling questions about ties between the Trump administration and the Russian government, with GOP strategists calling the investigation and surrounding controversies a public relations nightmare that has dragged on for too long.

Former FBI Director James Comey did not inflict any deadly blows against President Trump when he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Republicans believe, but they’re concerned there will be more damaging revelations in the weeks ahead.

One worrisome prospect Comey’s testimony raised for Republicans is that there may be additional damaging revelations about Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Comey testified that the FBI was “aware of facts that I can’t discuss in an open setting” that would have made it impossible for Sessions to oversee any Russia-related investigation.

It’s not clear whether he was only referring to Sessions’s failure to disclose two meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak or something that may come to light later.

Another potential headache for Republican lawmakers is that Trump himself continues to keep the story alive.

Trump’s bitter fighting with the media over Russia and his dismissal of Comey has fueled a story that even the president’s legislative director, Marc Short, acknowledged this past week was detracting from the president’s agenda.

But one senior GOP aide said that lawmakers aren’t holding out much hope of changing Trump’s Twitter habit, despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) publicly expressed hopes that there be “less drama” from the White House.

The aide quipped that getting Trump to tweet less is like “tilting at windmills.”

Republican lawmakers are under increasing pressure as, four months into Trump’s first term, they cannot point to any major accomplishments besides conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Instead, Trump’s political problems have distracted from the agenda.

Republicans have publicly downplayed Comey’s testimony, but privately they’re nervous that they’re burning through the legislative calendar while remaining deadlocked over healthcare reform. Meanwhile, unfinished work on tax reform, infrastructure investment and the budget piles up behind it.

The biggest frustration for many Republican lawmakers is that Trump has helped keep the controversy in the headlines by picking fights with the media on Twitter instead of keeping the focus on his own agenda or simply staying quiet at key moments.

“At minimum, it is an unforced PR nightmare that’s gone on for far too long, and at maximum it could be something approaching a scandal,” said one Senate GOP strategist.

“The story doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Whether or not there’s something there, it’s been a huge drag on the last couple of months and I hope they figure out to stop it soon,” he added.

GOP lawmakers and aides say that continuing to pick a fight with Comey is not smart.

“Comey was very compelling. People talked about how credible he seemed,” said the strategist.

Nevertheless, Trump couldn’t resist slamming the former FBI director Friday morning.

“Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication … and WOW, Comey is a leaker!” Trump tweeted, referring to Comey’s admission that he shared a memo summarizing his interactions with the president with a Columbia Law School professor to give to the media.

The emerging consensus among GOP lawmakers, aides and strategists is that the best way for the party to get past the turbulence is for Republicans to pledge to get to the bottom of allegations of collusion with Russia and in the meantime to get to work on passing Trump’s agenda.

“It’s real simple: Go do something. If you don’t have the votes to repeal ObamaCare in the Senate, then get a budget passed, do tax reform. Get some stuff done,” said Chip Saltsman, a Republican strategist.

“The worst thing they can do is get absolutely nothing done and go out for August recess,” he added.

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Why Sessions May be Next to Exit Chumphland

Sessions has a couple of issues –

  1. His fight with Trump
  2. His failure as a department head to to provide guidance on the Trump-Comey conversations

Dan Rather points out that Sessions days may be numbered as a card carrying, brownshirt member of Chumphland.

 

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Former CIA Director Brennan Sez “The Evidence is There” on Chumph/Russia Collusion

Republican Trey Gowdy (AKA The Penguin) is trying to get Former CIA Director Brennan to say something in public, which Gowdy knows would be illegal. The effort being to make such evidence inadmissible in Court, and opening Brennan to criminal prosecution.

Brennan nails it – that there was evidence of collusion between he Chumph campaign and the Russians…But I can’t talk about it in public.

The CIA cannot investigate an American Citizen on American soil. That is the job of the FBI.

 

 

 

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Sally Yates Smackdown of Smarmy Ted Cruz

Bad news Ted Sleazy – the kind of folks who rise to high positions in the DOJ without political appointments during, at least, Democrat Presidencies tend to be both smart and qualified, and real lawyers. Which is why Sally Yates just had your ass for lunch.

 

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Sally Yates and the Throwdown on Chumph-Putin Collusion

Sally Yates was the acting US Attorney General after Loretta Lynch submitted her resignation as part of the administration turnover.

Jake Clapper is the former CIA Director.

Both were in positions with high enough security clearances to see all the actionable intelligence relative to collusion between the Chumph campaign and the Russians.

While both are prohibited from disclosing details – they are not prohibited from discussing their conclusions based on the evidence.

Yates in particular has a few bones to pick with the Chumph, based on her firing, and the continued coverup by Republicans in Congress.

This well could be the prelude to letting the whole cat out of the box in public on national TV.

Time to take Putin’s Bitch down for the traitor he is.

 

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Report – Flynn Turns State’s Evidence on Trump

The Chumph treasonous cabal has begun to crack. The first of the group, former General Michael Flynn has reportedly turned FBI stool pigeon, I would bet Manafort is next, trying to avoid extradition to the Ukraine for his nefarious criminal activity and money laundering Facing life in prison, I think all of the key players will ‘fess up..

CNN analyst: Sources say Mike Flynn may have turned on Trump and become a witness for the FBI

As of Saturday evening, rumors are swirling that Pres. Donald Trump’s ousted national security adviser Mike Flynn has cut a deal with the FBI and is now informing on his old boss, the president.

CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem discussed the possibility in a panel discussion on Friday night when she said that former Trump foreign policy consultant Carter Page, ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort and longtime Trump ally Roger Stone will all testify before the House Intelligence Committee regarding their ties to Russia.

“It’s not that interesting to me because I don’t think they’ll be under oath,” Kayyem said. “The one name not mentioned is a name I mention often on this show: Mike Flynn, the former national security adviser.”

“It is starting to look like — from my sources and from open reporting — that Mike Flynn is the one who may have a deal with the FBI and that’s why we have not heard from him for some time,” she said.

Flynn, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General, was forced to step down from the Trump administration when it came to light that he lied to Vice President Mike Pence and the public about his contacts with Russian Ambassador and former FSB spy recruiter Sergey Kislyak.

This week, retired CIA Director James Woolsey said that he sat in on a secret meeting with Flynn and officials from Turkey’s authoritarian Erdogan regime in which Flynn entertained the idea of illegally sidestepping U.S. diplomatic protocols to return a fugitive Muslim cleric to Turkey. Woolsey describe the proposed operation as a “dead of night” mission to “whisk away” Fethullah Gulen and return him to Erdogan’s far-right government.

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2017 in High Crimes, Second American Revolution

 

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