Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Mitch McConnell rejects bipartisan calls for a special committee to investigate the Russian hacking of our election.

My new favorite Trump/Putin picture.
Courtesy of the AP:  

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rejecting bipartisan calls for a special committee to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. election, which American intelligence says was aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. 

The likely meddling by Russia "is a serious issue, but it doesn't require a select committee," said McConnell, R-Ky. The Senate intelligence committee is able to investigate the matter, he added. 

CIA Director John Brennan has said the intelligence community is in agreement that Russia tried to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, although there's no evidence Moscow succeeded in helping Trump win. 

"There's no question that the Russians were messing around in our election," McConnell told Kentucky Educational Television on Monday night. "It is a matter of genuine concern and it needs to be investigated." 

Still, McConnell said the issue should be investigated in "regular order" by the Senate intelligence panel, which is "fully capable of handling this."

John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Chuck Schumer, among others, disagree with McConnell because they know full well that leaving it to Senate intelligence will quickly turn this partisan (Remember Benghazi?) and that many Republicans have little interest in finding out that their new president was chosen for them by the Kremlin.

Then of course there is the matter of Mitch McConnell's wife serving with the Trump administration.

Can you say "conflict of interest?"

I knew that you could.

16 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:18 PM

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  2. Anonymous2:34 PM

    Right brain people knew he would.

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  3. Anonymous2:45 PM

    I just have to add more pics of Trump the hunky, I mean chunky, golfer:


    http://sportschatter.com/sports-talk/slideshow/donald-trump-golf/

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    1. Peggno6:45 PM

      He looks about as appealing as Chris Christie in a baseball uniform!

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  4. Anonymous2:45 PM

    Wonder who padded his pocket.

    Oh, and fuck him.

    GeorgiaPeach

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    1. Anonymous11:33 PM

      That's just groin sag. Low, low fat.

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  5. Randall3:02 PM

    I've been telling the grandkids to pay attention
    ...because we're living through a significant piece of history.
    The world is turning and twisting in unexpected ways that are causing things to happen now that will be high points in the history books of the not-too-distant future.

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    1. Anonymous5:11 PM

      I fear that all history books will be banned. Historic sites will be destroyed and fake news will warp and brainwash our fellow American's, unless we get ahold of this mess here and around the world. This is the evil game plan of a few.

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  6. Anonymous3:31 PM

    Obviously we're not interested in this particular subject, Gryph. ;-)

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    1. Anonymous5:15 PM

      Maybe fox no news might help you. Being brainwashed helps the pain of bamboozled reality.

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  7. Anonymous3:40 PM

    This aint yo grandaddy's America anymore.

    This heres Mr. Putin's property.

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    1. Anonymous5:16 PM

      Its for sale.

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  8. Rather than moaning and poking fun I hope Gryphen will become pro active. I've sent two suggestions for organizing resistance. Can't we use this valuable forum for forming a truly United resistance. It is really time to change the tone.

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  9. Anonymous6:38 PM

    Gee, what ever happened to preibus and bannon?

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  10. Anonymous11:35 PM

    Putin's telling Trump what a pretty picture he makes down there on his knees.

    One bummer about the pic. In the real one of Trump, his belly's huge. Someone's taken a lot of pounds off the real thing.

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  11. Mitch McConnell l had all information about the Russian hacks and their possible ties to the Trump campaign suppressed because he wanted Trump to win.

    He's a fucking traitorous asshat who worships at the altar of partisanship. He sold his soul and his reward is a cabinet appointment for his wife.

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