Saturday, February 18, 2017

Rep. Jason Chaffetz decides it is better to continue the Clinton witch hunt than to bother investigating Trump's ties with Russia.

Courtesy of the AP: 

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who has refused Democratic requests to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving President Donald Trump, is seeking criminal charges against a former State Department employee who helped set up Hillary Clinton's private email server. 

Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday asking him to convene a grand jury or charge Bryan Pagliano, the computer specialist who helped establish Clinton's server while she was secretary of state.

Pagliano did not comply with two subpoenas ordering him to appear before the oversight panel. The GOP-led committee later voted to hold him in contempt of Congress. 

Earlier this month, Chaffetz met with Trump at the White House and agreed not to discuss oversight. He has rebuffed calls for his panel to look into Trump's businesses and possible conflicts. 

Chaffetz said in a statement that allowing Pagliano's conduct "to go unaddressed would gravely harm Congress' ability to conduct oversight."

I am literally so disgusted by this that I cannot even come up with anything clever to say about it.

It is like these partisan pricks cannot even be bothered to PRETEND they are doing their actual jobs anymore. 

47 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:27 AM

    A blatant combination of corruption, incompetence, arrogance, and hypocrisy. In equal amounts. I cannot wait for all of their inevitable downfall. There *MUST* be an unprecedented turnout of democratic voters for 2018, and the resistance to this authoritarian regime must strengthen until then.

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  2. Anonymous6:42 AM

    I am sure this little prick gets up each morning and fantasizes that somebody raped his mother. How else could he dream this shit show up?

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    1. Anonymous8:02 AM

      "fantasizes that somebody raped his mother. " yeh HIM! I Believe MOST of these 'GOPee on me' peeps have i$$ues with mothers..deep 'seeded' issues.

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  3. When are they going to do actual "peoples' business" instead of these stupid witch hunts that accomplish nothing except to spend our tax dollars and waste time? There is much to do but nothing is being done! I'm sick of Chaffetz and so many of the elected officials. Throw the bums out!

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  4. Anonymous6:44 AM

    Just saw a tweet from drumpf that refers to the "winter white house" as the "southern white house". Because...winter is winding down and tbe weekend trips will continue. Motherfucking bastard is wasting TAXPAYER'S money and he doesn't pay taxes!

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    1. SallyinMI6:54 AM

      I do wonder how he'll avoid the yearly release of the POTUS tax return...remember, we get to see the income, the charitable donations, the tax rate paid....can he really blow this off too?

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    2. Anonymous7:20 AM

      And yet somehow it's all okay with the evangelical alt right when they bitched long and hard about President Obama. All he does is golf. EYE ROLL.

      I can't even visit c4p anymore for grins and giggles. If you're that fucking stupid, I can't help you.

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    3. Anonymous7:26 AM

      Yes he can. He has managed to avoid everything else. He has gone rouge, baby!

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    4. Anonymous8:02 AM

      Rouge? LOL
      Because it goes so well with orange.

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    5. Anonymous8:09 AM

      $3 million/ weekend X 52 weeks = $156 million/year

      All wasted taxpayer money.

      Plus dumb and dumber are in Dubai this week: He should be investigating why we are paying for secret service for their business trips.

      Trump's sons Eric and Donald Jr. open golf club in Dubai
      By JON GAMBRELL - The Associated Press

      ... Eric and Donald Trump Jr., who now run the Trump Organization, receive Secret Service protection as immediate family members of the president.

      It's unclear what additional security protection the two sons will receive while in Dubai as experts already have warned the Trump brand abroad now faces a global terror risk .
      The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi has declined to comment about the trip, while Dubai police did not respond to a request for comment.

      Ties between the Trumps and Sajwani remain strong. One of the Trump Organization's subsidiaries received from $1 million to $5 million from DAMAC for running the golf club, according to a U.S. Federal Election Committee report submitted in May.
      Sajwani and his family also attended a New Year's Eve celebration at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, where Trump referred to them as "the most beautiful people from Dubai."

      Trump days later told journalists that DAMAC had offered the Trump Organization $2 billion in deals after his election, something DAMAC later confirmed.

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  5. Anonymous6:50 AM

    ==Ben Carson’s top advisor fired and escorted out of building for criticizing Donald Trump

    Carson wasn’t even told of the firing until afterward

    ‘Ben Carson surprised to learn that his own top advisor had been fired’ may be the most Ben Carson storyline of all time, as the famously oblivious HUD Secretary wasn’t even aware of the development until after the fact. However, this is anything but a flippant storyline. After it was discovered that the advisor had criticized Donald Trump during the election, he was fired and escorted out of the building without Carson even being given any say on the matter.

    https://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/ben-carsons-top-advisor-fired-escorted-building-criticizing-donald-trump/1588/

    ==With Russia scandal imploding, Donald Trump nudging out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    Whatever’s going on, this was not what the Kremlin had in mind

    Now that Donald Trump’s Russia scandal is imploding at swifter rate than even his deepest detractors might have expected, some things in Trump’s White House are playing out far differently than had been presumably planned. When Trump decided that the deeply Russian-tainted Rex Tillerson would be his Secretary of State, it seemed to be an effort hand over the State Department to the Kremlin. Yet now, in an unexpected development, Trump appears to be nudging Tillerson out of power already.

    The Senate republican majority rammed through Rex Tillerson’s confirmation on February 1st despite his shaky and bumbling answers in his confirmation hearings, presumably to curry favor with Trump, who was standing on far more stable political footing than he is today. Now word comes that the GOP may have taken the risk of ushering the Russian pawn Tillerson into power for nothing. As the implosion of the Russia scandal accelerates, with Michael Flynn having already resigned over it, and the media and the intel community now equally obsessed with blowing it wide open, Trump is already distancing himself from Tillerson.

    But why? Rex Tillerson was expected to remake the State Department in the Kremlin’s image. Instead he’s already being sidelined, with Donald Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner now serving as de facto Secretary of State instead, according to this Politico report, while Secretary of Defense James Mattis appears to be filling in on the Secretary of State duties that Kushner doesn’t care about. That leaves Tillerson a sitting duck.

    https://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/with-russia-scandal-imploding-donald-trump-nudging-out-secretary-of-state-rex-tillerson/1587/

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    1. Anonymous8:14 AM

      Is Jimmy Hoffa buried under Trump Tower?
      I Could shoot somebody on 5th...
      Want to bet that was how drumpf got in the 'gang'?

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    2. Anonymous8:44 AM

      Everyone knows Hoffa is buried under the Ren Cen in downtown Detroit.

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  6. Anonymous6:54 AM

    OMG, this is awesome!

    http://i.imgur.com/f5CXaPG.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/KB7nzfn.png

    http://imgur.com/mWamzwk

    https://www.reddit.com/r/TinyTrumps/

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    1. Anonymous8:15 AM

      Please find one with HRC.

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    2. Anonymous8:21 AM

      HE IS/LOOKS LIKE A 'COCK'ROACH>TINY TRUMP

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  7. Anonymous6:56 AM


    The Press Reacts to Trump Calling Them ‘The Enemy of the American People’

    "On Planet Trump, the MSM is the enemy of the American people, but Russia -- which hates us & has thousands of nukes pointed at us -- is not"

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/02/18/press-reacts-trump-enemies-american-people.html

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  8. Anonymous7:00 AM

    Report: Kushner A ‘Shadow Secretary Of State,’ Tillerson Cut Out

    Trump ignores 'the grown-ups' in his Cabinet

    ...Kushner, officially a White House senior adviser, has become something of a foreign policy proxy in the White House — a “shadow secretary of state,” as one administration source described him — corresponding with governments at Trump's request. That’s causing consternation at Foggy Bottom, as top State Department officials, foreign policy experts and embassy officials are frozen out of foreign policy decisions and often unsure who is doing what, or who is responsible.

    Mattis, Tillerson and Pompeo continue to butt heads with the White House over personnel decisions, fighting to pick their own staffs against an administration that has rewarded campaign staff with government positions and remains wary of establishment figures. According to a source close to the CIA director, Pompeo is not happy that Trump, frustrated by leaks from the intelligence community, floated the idea of appointing a hedge funder and political supporter, Stephen Feinberg, to investigate his agency.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-ignoring-cabinet-235124

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    1. The good thing about this is that maybe the Cabinet members will be willing to support a 25th Amendment solution if they are treated badly enough.

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    2. Anonymous11:20 AM

      The cabinet doesn't care as long as they are paid handily to promote. Think they care about us? Guess again.

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  9. Anonymous7:06 AM

    Bill Maher rips Trump presser: More ‘p*ssing and moaning’ than when he’s ‘with his Russian hooker’

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/bill-maher-rips-trump-presser-more-pssing-and-moaning-than-when-hes-with-his-russian-hooker/

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  10. Anonymous7:15 AM

    Vote out every Republican Congressman and woman as they come up for reelection (should they have the balls to run again!).

    It's imperative we change things in D.C. - as well as on state and local levels throughout the country.

    We need CHANGE and we need to RESIST Trump and ALL Republicans. They are pure evil upon this earth!

    Voting will be imperative no matter how much Republicans try to block voters throughout the country. (especially the minorities!)

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    1. Anonymous8:23 AM

      There are Dems that need replacing too. Five are supporting this:
      http://blog.humanesociety.org/wayne/2017/02/u-s-house-sanctions-killing-hibernating-bears-wolf-pups-dens-federal-refuges-alaska.html?credit=fb_postwp021617_blog_post_021617_id8790

      We need more strong, caring, honorable people to run locally and nationally. Don't be fooled by the letter after their name, do your homework!

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  11. Anonymous7:29 AM

    I am following the advice of a fellow IM poster from yesterday-I will email or call every last one of them and threaten to donate to the campaigns of anyone who opposes them-Democrat OR Republican! Just to make sure they lose their re-election bids!

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    1. Email is useless.

      You need to call the local office and talk to a staffer.

      And don't threaten.

      is what you expect and if you are disappointed you will be forced to support their opponent, whoever that may be.

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  12. Anonymous7:47 AM

    Breitbart Attacked Jake Tapper And His Hilarious Response Shut Them Up (TWEETS)

    CNN host Jake Tapper put Breitbart in their place on Friday after they attacked him on Twitter.

    The white nationalist-supported website that spews “alternative facts” on a daily basis dared to attack Tapper because they think they made him change his coverage of Donald Trump.

    After Trump’s disastrously embarrassing press conference on Thursday, Tapper told Trump to start acting like a legitimate president and “stop whining.”

    “Everybody at home needs to ask themselves how would you react if that were your boss coming in and giving a speech to the employees,” Tapper said. “How would you react if that was somebody in your family that you were trying to have a conversation with? You would think this is very difficult to assess in a positive way. The person is not dealing with the world in which we live. He said things that weren’t true…President Trump, if you’re watching, you legitimately won the presidency. Now get to work, and stop whining about it.”

    Breitbart appears to think they forced Tapper to call Trump “legitimate” even though Tapper has never referred to Trump as illegitimate.

    ...But they clearly messed with the wrong news anchor because Tapper fired back and hit Breitbart where it hurts the most.

    http://addictinginfo.org/2017/02/17/breitbart-attacked-jake-tapper-and-his-hilarious-response-shut-them-up-tweets/

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  13. Anonymous7:55 AM

    JUST IN: Trump Knew About Flynn’s Calls With Russian Ambassador, Tried To Cover It Up

    Let’s let Seth Abrahamson break this down for us.

    http://addictinginfo.org/2017/02/17/just-in-trump-knew-about-flynns-calls-with-russian-ambassador-tried-to-cover-it-up/

    Trump’s tweet deserves all the backlash in the world, and fortunately America is responding. Trump’s disgusting, anti-American Twitter tantrum has been bashed by everyday citizens and journalists alike, with several prominent media members adding their voices to the opposition and resistance to this erratic dictator.

    On Friday’s MTP Daily, host Chuck Todd reacted to Trump’s tweet and brilliantly nailed him for it. He opened the segment by stating:

    “I don’t believe any American is the enemy of any other American.”

    For several minutes, Todd eviscerated Trump for treating his presidency like a circus and for trying to create distrust of the media. In his rant, Todd stated that many of the “uncomfortable issues facing this president” are being lost in the distractions he creates. Todd then listed these issues one by one, passionately stating that “the president’s problems aren’t a media fabrication”.

    Taking a big swipe at Trump’s belligerent behavior and his incompetent team (which has recently had some VERY serious issues of its own), Todd opened the discussion to his panel and quipped, “Press Secretary Donald Trump did his job, didn’t he?”

    You can watch Todd destroy Trump in the clip below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI032EhDL34

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    1. Anonymous8:27 AM

      The only enemy of the American people is dictator trump and his band of elite, tax-evading morons.

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    2. Anonymous8:47 AM

      Did trump say in his press tantrum that he would have ok'ed flynn to call the ruskies and he was only doing his job.

      As far as I am concerned he just approved the call.

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  14. Anonymous7:58 AM

    Angry Caller LOSES IT When Asked To Prove Media Lies About Trump – The End Is PRICELESS (VIDEO)

    http://addictinginfo.org/2017/02/17/angry-caller-loses-it-when-asked-to-prove-media-lies-about-trump-the-end-is-priceless-video/

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  15. Anonymous7:58 AM

    Yep G it is some kind of evil we are seeing today. T bags. T bags hired years ago to get the party started. Attorney hired to take down networks and journalist that dare speak the truth. Producers of scary thrillers from Century Fox now admitting that they produced fake news to promote a wacko nutjob thriller? Really? This group of con artist could use a little exposer of their dangerous agenda with bad actors and shit for brains.

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  16. Anonymous8:01 AM

    What a joke he is...but then he IS a Republican. It is truly astounding how clueless they are...eventually, their party will be called out BIGLY.

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  17. Anonymous8:01 AM

    The fine example for Utah faith based politics. Mr chaffee. A nasty little moroni liar. How very shameful, unethical and unreligous can he be.

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    1. Anonymous8:14 AM

      Mormons.
      Right up there with scientology.

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    2. Anonymous9:45 AM

      Yes and according to the Scientologist agenda and Lisa Remini that works hard to speak up, they are using several other so called religious organizations and private schools to brainwash their congregations and followers. It is down right alarming that this silent majority have made this much invasion. RESIST-EXPOSE THEM-SPEAK UP-SHOW UP-DONT STOP UNTIL WE REMOVE THEM AND LOCK THEM UP-RESIST RESIST RESIST THE EVIL LIARS.

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  18. Anonymous8:03 AM

    Obama ranked 12th in leadership as Donald Trump’s ratings hit lows

    This Latest President Obama Accolade Will Enrage Trump, Who Is Only Getting More Unpopular

    “Former President Barack Obama enters the ranks for the first time in the number 12 position. Notably, his leadership category ratings range from number 3 for “Pursued Equal Justice for All,” to number 39 for “Relations with Congress.”

    http://addictinginfo.org/2017/02/17/this-latest-president-obama-accolade-will-enrage-trump-who-is-only-getting-more-unpopular/

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/obama-ranked-12th-in-leadership-as-donald-trumps-ratings-hit-lows/

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  19. Anonymous8:06 AM

    Fox News Twists Poll Into Fake News To Make Trump Look More Trusted Than The Media

    Fox News reported that their own poll found that Donald Trump is more trusted than the media, but Fox misled and misinformed their viewers about the results.

    ...The spin that Fox News put on their poll is not true. When the margin of error is included, the media and Trump are even on trust. This fact that Trump and the media are tied regarding trust is amazing when one considers the low level of trust that the public has displayed in the media.

    In a September 2016 poll, Gallup found that public trust in the media had plunged to an all-time low as only 32% of respondents expressed trust in the media. Trump has managed to cause a ten point rise in the trust of the media since taking office.

    Fox News ignored the facts and put a happy spin on the poll. The reality is that the media is not trusted, but Trump has caused trust in the grow by calling the press fake news. Trump is increasing trust in the media with his attacks.

    One would not know any of this if they relied on Fox News’s reporting. Anything that Fox News reports, especially as it relates to Trump, should be treated with skepticism.

    Fox News is Trump state-run media, which is why viewers should never trust Fox.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/02/18/fox-news-twists-poll-fake-news-trump-trusted-media.html

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  20. Anonymous8:19 AM

    Indeed. The Witch hunt vs The Rapist hunt. It appears the liar and cabinet have very bad hobbies and disorders. Raping little bright eyed kids, raping adults, assaulting adults, insulting intelligence, fake news, fake fake fake. I feel sorry for families right now. Families divided according to their network of choice. Families suffering from this dangerous bunch of liars and crooks that have invaded our lifes and country. But the resistance will win in the end if we stand together and fight it.

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  21. Anonymous8:24 AM

    If he were working in the private sector he would be fired for wasting company money for a personal vendetta.

    At least we know what he discussed with the dictator, go after Hillary and forget my conflict of interests and ties to the russians if you know what is good for you.

    When is this guy up for reelection?

    Mean time, baby bumkins is on a ego healing trip at the taxpayers expense. Airport hanger such class :)
    Outside of Washington, Trump slips back into campaign mode
    By CATHERINE LUCEY and JULIE PACE - The Associated Press
    Trump will hold a campaign rally at an airport hangar in central Florida on Saturday afternoon

    ....to connect with his supporters. Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump wants to "speak directly to people across this county in an unfiltered way, in a way that doesn't have any bias."

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  22. Anonymous8:43 AM

    Hey Jason, why don’t you investigate this? Too chicken or doesn’t fit into his personal vendetta category.
    =======================================

    Feinstein: Trump trademark in China may violate Constitution

    A decision by the Chinese government to grant President Donald Trump a trademark for his brand could be a breach of the U.S. Constitution, a senior Democratic senator warned Friday.

    “China’s decision to award President Trump with a new trademark allowing him to profit from the use of his name is a clear conflict of interest and deeply troubling,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) in a statement. “If this isn’t a violation of the Emoluments Clause, I don’t know what is.”

    .. “The fact that this decision comes just days after a conversation between President Trump and President Xi Jinping where President Trump reaffirmed the U.S. policy of ‘One China’ is even more disturbing as it gives the obvious impression of a quid pro quo,” said Feinstein, ranking member of theJudiciary Committee.

    Feinstein added that Trump’s company has dozens of other trademarks pending and argued foreign governments could use them to influence Trump’s foreign policy decisions. She urged Trump again to fully divest his interests.

    "These types of conflicts are exactly what we feared would happen: the president profiting off of his public service," she said.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-china-trademark-dianne-feinstein-235147

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  23. Anonymous9:49 AM

    Fox Century 21 says they have produced the fake news because they are making a movie. A thriller!! The thrill of causing deadly harm to America. Maybe an interview of this producer is in order.

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  24. Anonymous10:07 AM

    Private investigator on chaffetz, he is corrupt.

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  25. Pagliano can't be charged with a crime if no crime was committed. Cart before the horse.

    But this just supports my assertion that Obama should have given Hillary Clinton a blanket pardon before he left office as the Republicans are never going to let this go. Especially when they can offer it up as a shiny thing to distract the public from the Russian connection to the White House and the elections.

    Just wait. Pretty soon he'll be back to Hillary and demanding more hearings and that she be indicted. As more and more comes out about the Russia/Trump connection and the election, the more he is going to foam at the mouth about the fucking e-mails.

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  26. Anonymous11:00 AM

    Chaffetz is a U.S Representative. Someone needs to remind him that he works for the PEOPLE. Recently he got yelled at by his own constituents at a Town hall meeting. He needs to be voted out of office and sent packing BY THE PEOPLE! Defeat this Republican clown.

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    1. Anonymous5:34 PM

      Unfortunately he just got re-elected in 2016.

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    2. And he'll be up for re-election in 2018. I believe it's every 2 years for Representatives. It's why they are constantly fund raising.

      Senators serve 6 year terms so a third of them are up for re-election every two years.

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