Saturday, April 23, 2016

Is Senator Chuck Grassley urging conservative FBI agents to break the law by leaking information about the Clinton email probe? Quite possibly.

Hey I'm not telling anyone to break the law, just saying how awesome it would be if somebody broke the law.
Courtesy of The Des Moines Register:  

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley suggested on Friday that the FBI might leak reports of its investigation into presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state. 

Grassley, Iowa’s senior senator and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said an anonymous and unauthorized release of FBI investigative materials could result if officials at the agency believed prosecution of Clinton was stymied for political reasons. 

“Is there going to be political interference? If there’s enough evidence to prosecute, will there be political interference?” Grassley wondered aloud during a breakfast meeting with the Des Moines A.M. Rotary club on Friday. “And if there’s political interference, then I assume that somebody in the FBI is going to leak these reports and it’s either going to have an effect politically or it’s going to lead to prosecution if there’s enough evidence.”

When asked later if he was encouraging somebody to leak this information Grassley back pedaled: 

“I wouldn’t be encouraging it because if it’s a violation of law, I can’t be encouraging a violation of law,” he said. “This is kind of my own opinion, this is something I’ve heard.”

Nice try Grassley. It's something he hears alright, something he heard right after he said it.

The President has already assured the country that there will be no interference, and that the Justice Department is determined investigate this case like they would any other.

So for Grassley to suggest that the fix is in and then to further suggest that a Federal agent should break the law and put their job at risk for purely political reasons is incredibly irresponsible.

I would suggest that this is a sign of desperation on the part of Republicans who are becoming convinced that this latest attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton's campaign will fail like all of the ones that came before it.


  1. Anonymous11:44 AM

    I agree, Gryph. This is a ridiculous witch hunt. What are they going to accuse her of: being a spy? It's so absurd! To think that they would indict a former First Lady who shares a server with her husband the former President for anything regarding a server and security. Crazy! What LAW did they break? Let's hear it! Come on, GOP. Let's hear it.

  2. Anonymous11:53 AM

    They sure set a low bar for integrity, don't they? God, I'm sick of these people.

  3. Anonymous12:02 PM

    These people are just abominable. How can so many truly reprehensible people get elected to office? What's wrong with out electorate?

  4. Anonymous12:46 PM

    Time to empty the congress of all public assholes. How many would there be after that?

  5. Anonymous12:52 PM

    I hope we see either Hillary herself or a top surrogate going all hell's bells on Grassley over this. Serve it up big and bold. Right. Back. In. His. Face. Big time. Seriously. He needs to be made to own it and wear it.

  6. Anonymous12:54 PM

    These folks are evil.

  7. If it's something he 'heard', shouldn't he be reporting the illegal intentions of the person he 'heard' it from?

    1. "Some say..."

    2. Anonymous4:30 PM

      That's not what he said, Nefer. He said both that he heard it, and it was his own opinion - which is it, and which came first?

  8. Anonymous1:31 PM

    It's the gop way of trying to win an election. Their candidates are so disgusting they want to put as many doubts out there as possible about the Democratic candidates. They never have any facts; it is almost something they heard someplace ... or the old faux news line of "some people say..."

  9. Anonymous1:43 PM

    It can't be that difficult for some Republicans to have some FBI break the law.

    WTF is this about?


    Tabloid says it has proof?

    Rafael Cruz, center with sign, at UT Austin Texas 1959


    Trump can buy anything he wants.

  10. In 1998, First Lady Hillary Clinton spoke of a "Vast right-wing conspiracy". Methinks she spoke the truth.

    1. It sure seems like it doesn't it?

  11. He's such a whore and could be the poster asshole for term limitations.

    1. Anonymous3:03 PM

      Does the Senate have term limitations?

    2. Anonymous3:05 PM

      Is Grassley coming up on his 12 years soon?

    3. Leland3:20 PM

      @ 3:03: NO!

      There were no term limits specified in the original Constitution, but when Roosevelt won a third term, they did install a two term limit on the President - ONLY the President.

      It's too bad, too. If we could get rid of the professional politician we'd be FAR better off.

    4. Anonymous4:30 PM


  12. Anonymous2:41 PM

    Or could this just be one more time that Republicans are hinting to the public about supposedly nefarious 'insider' information' that doesn't really exist?

    Repeat a rumor that conservatives WANT to believe enough times and it will become fact in their minds. Just like the Planned Parenthood videos were proof of terrible crimes when they turned out to be nothing at all. But I bet if you asked 100 conservatives about it, 99 of them would swear that PP was kidnapping good Christian women and cutting them open in back alleys to steal their fetuses.

    Odds are that Grassley knows that the FBI has found nothing incriminating, but just the rumor is enough to do damage to her campaign and reinforce what people who hate her believe she did. It also reinforces the idea that there really IS evidence of a terrible crime that the Kenyan usurper in the White House is using his magic powers to hide.

  13. Leland3:24 PM

    I would LOVE to see the FBI yank his ass into their offices and talk to him about WHERE he heard it and from whom.

    Make sure the public is aware they are doing it, too - especially when he doesn't have any concrete trail!

  14. Anonymous3:45 PM

    We all know about the criminal agenda of the disgraceful republican party. Thee ol switch a roo. They are the very disgusting example as they rant and rave about. They are everything that they hiss and spit about. "The secret plan" the agenda. the 2nd. the lies. Its the secret plan to control the world.....crazy control freaks, hicks, ticks and scabs suck tiny Koch tail weenies at huge giant rump ass tower in pissy missy ville.

  15. Anonymous4:06 PM

    But many many many on the right have risk their careers, employment, integrity, financial and personal life all for the love of control and party. Oddly they think americans are not informed.

  16. Anonymous4:28 PM

    Well I do think the good Senator is admitting that he hears voices in his head: “This is kind of my own opinion, this is something I’ve heard.”

    Anyone notice the contradiction in that statement?

  17. Laws don't apply to Republicans.
    It's in the constitution on page 3.

  18. Anonymous6:39 PM

    A new round of "swift-bitching the bitch"?

    How's that been working out for them over the last 30 years or so of doing so?

  19. Is he?

    Why yes. Yes he is.

  20. Anonymous7:24 AM

    Nightmare Chuck is 82 years old and says he's running again.
    He was in the Iowa House from 1959-1975 and in the U.S. House from 1975-1981. He has been a U.S. Senator since 1981. THIRTY-FIVE years! About 31 years too many. Professional politician.

    This senile old man needs to go. Do you know why he's been around so long? Wheeee! Free farm money! For years and years. Even Iowans are sick and tired of the welfare farmers milking the tax payers for billions.

    1. McCain is running again too.

      Well, I guess that Cadillac healthcare they get for free for being in Congress is really paying off for them. If they had real jobs they'd be dead by now.

  21. Anonymous7:52 PM

    Grassley is an a**hole, and I say that as an Iowa native.


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