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Sen. DiFi (D-CA) finally did the right thing and released the full transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn R. Simpson’s 10-hour interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee, over the objections of Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa). Screw you, Chuck, was DiFi's essential retort.

 

She might have been motivated by the advice given by Grassley -- and Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-South Closet) -- that British spy Christopher Steele, hired by Fusion GPS, should be investigated as a fraudster. Why would that piss off DiFi? Because the transcript shows that Grassley-Graham's claims were pure, unadulterated bullsh*t. They were blatantly lying, as anyone who had read the hidden transcript would know, to protect Trump from the transcript's damning evidence.

 

And that's just the beginning of it.

 

Man, Trump must really have major dirt on Grassley and Graham to get them to go after Steele even though many, many people had read the transcript and knew the truth.

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/fusion-gps-founder-testified-trump-associate-went-to-fbi-over-russia-concerns-idUSKBN1EY2D4

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GOPers are shrieking that the release of the transcript with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn R. Simpson is just awful because it will dissuade future interviewees from agreeing to participate since it demonstrates their confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.

 

Man, are these clowns desperate or what?

 

First, Simpson wanted the transcripts released, despite GOP refusals.

 

Second, these GOP loons don't apparently realize that going on the TV and brazenly lying about the transcript's contents might also annoy potential future interviewees. Jeez these guys are stupid.

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I've never been a fan of Feinstein, but this is her finest hour in public life. She has once and for all exposed Chuck Grassley as the tyrannical, petty liar that he is. Hats off to you, DiFi! Now please reconsider your plans to run for another term.

 

And Lindsay Graham, I know your friend John McCain's health problems have made life in the Senate difficult for you, and that you would like nothing more than to forge another "special relationship" with a senior member of the Senate. But don't sell yourself short, Lindsay. You can do better than Chuck Grassley. Really, you can.

Hell hath no fury like a white conservative confronted with the unvarnished history of slavery and racism in America.

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Gr-ass-ley is hoping that most people won't be reading the full transcript b/c they use all their time spending money on "booze, or women, or movies." He left out escorts - who, I'm guessing, are not in abundance in Iowa.

 

Gr-ass-ley has been in the Senate for 36 years and is Exhibit A for term limits. (Mitch is a close second but Chuckles has four years on Turtle Man.)

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So now the President has to tweet that something is against the law which is not (the illegality of releasing the transcripts) and call a distinguished, respected Senator a ("Sneaky Dianne Feinstein") a schoolyard name. How much more embarrassment do the American people have to take? He is just pathetic.

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Trump on Twitter at 7am this morning:

 

"The fact that Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, who has on numerous occasions stated that collusion between Trump/Russia has not been found, would release testimony in such an underhanded and possibly illegal way, totally without authorization, is a disgrace. Must have tough Primary!"

Illegal? Well, it's not. But why would that stop Trump from suggesting it?

 

When he says such things to his know-nothing base, they're always glad to just take his word for it. (Moment of silence here to remember Bozo.) God forbid they'd ever want to educate themselves (when he's already professed to love them for the academically disadvantaged dopes they are), let alone give some thought to the Real News here:

 

THAT THEIR DEAR LEADER AND HIS CONGRESSIONAL ENABLERS HAVE BEEN MISLEADING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF THE FBI INVESTIGATION INTO POSSIBLE COLLUSION BETWEEN HIS CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA.

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California residents have every right to dislike DiFi. She should not be running again at her age -- absolutely. But, I feel much worse for those people who live in places like Austin, Texas who have to suffer through Senators Cruz and Cornyn

 

Politics Washington Post

Trump attacks Feinstein over release of testimony on Russia probe, calls for GOP to ‘take control’

 

Josh Dawsey and Ed O'Keefe January 10 at 4:47 PM

 

President Trump labeled Sen. Dianne Feinstein as “Sneaky” in a Twitter attack Wednesday morning and urged Republicans to “take control” of the sprawling investigation into his administration and campaign and potential collusion with Russia.

 

Trump attacked Feinstein (D-Calif.) for releasing a transcript of private testimony from Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson on Tuesday — testimony from last summer that Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee had declined to release.

 

Simpson’s political intelligence firm commissioned a dossier into Trump’s Russia ties, and Republicans have used Simpson as a cudgel against the probe into the White House, saying that the dossier helped spur the investigation and should be discredited. Sens. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), the committee chair, and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), also on the committee with Feinstein, made a criminal referral to the Justice Department, suggesting it investigate Christopher Steele, the British ex-spy who produced the dossier for Fusion, for possibly lying to the FBI.

 

But she told reporters she intended to apologize to Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) for not formally warning him of her plans.

 

“I want to apologize, because I wanted to talk to him first and I just got pressured and I didn’t do it,” she told reporters. “I owe him an apology and I will give him an apology as soon as I see him. I think very often there are things that happen that no one ever sees can be used for all kinds of mysterious and bad purposes. That’s really all I have to say.”

 

When asked to clarify who might have pressured her to release the transcript, she took back her comment, saying, “I was not pressured.”

 

It was not immediately clear whether Feinstein had apologized directly to Grassley as of Wednesday afternoon.

 

Reporters noted that Trump had suggested she released the transcript for political reasons to ward off a tough Democratic primary challenge by California State Sen. Kevin de Leon, who last year launched an upstart bid to unseat Feinstein.

 

“No, well, I -- I could, I suppose – not yet,” Feinstein said, who has been in the Senate since 1992. “I’m not worried about it, I’ve had tough primaries.”

 

When pressed to respond to Trump’s claim that her decision was politically motivated, Feinstein said: “Oh, come on. Do you believe that? Of course not. Of course not.”

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We will be workin hard to get the loonie liberal candidate and our MAGA candidate as the top two. A lot a them Feinstein peeps will vote for our guy to get even with the dang liberal.

The MAGA candidate for CA Senate:

 

Orly Taitz

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In the meantime Grassley and Graham referred for prosecution a British citizen who reported a crime he became aware of.

 

What would the charge/s be?

Whoever would have guessed that a TV reality star with no government experience, 6 bankruptcies, 5 children from 3 different marriages, 11 charges of sexual assault, 4,000+ lawsuits would turn out this bad?

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Even if he were charged with something, the facts contained in the GPS testimony are so far not contradicted anywhere and it is Steele that reported the crime to the FBI. I don't believe they could charge him with anything. Moreover, considering the circumstances that he did not violate a law I can't imagine that Britain would extradite its citizen. It is shocking how stupid these people are.

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It is shocking how stupid these people are.

They are of course posturing, knowing full well that what they are saying is bs, but also knowing that the wing-nut base won't know or at least won't care. That makes Assley and Miss Lindsey even worse.

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Politics Washington Post

Trump attacks Feinstein over release of testimony on Russia probe, calls for GOP to ‘take control’

Josh Dawsey and Ed O'Keefe January 10 at 4:47 PM ...

As if the GOP isn't already in control of the presidency and both Houses of Congress. As if the Mueller probe wasn't launched by his own Justice Department. (Bet you a buck most of "the base" still doesn't get this.)

 

This is the thing I find most hideous about Trump (among so much to consider) -- the recurring demand for loyalty to him, above all else -- the equation of himself with the state (the Mueller investigation “makes the country look very bad, and it puts the country in a very bad position”).

 

No, you Moron, it does not make the country look bad. It makes it look like we are a country governed by the rule of law, in which no one is above the rule of law. (P.S. That's a good thing, you fucking fool.)

 

Has any other president (move over, Dick) so loudly expressed an instinct for authoritarianism -- to the press, no less? Does he hear it for what it is? Or is his expectation of absolute loyalty so deep-seated and long-indulged that he is just convinced that it is one more thing to which he is entitled?

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As if the GOP isn't already in control of the presidency and both Houses of Congress. As if the Mueller probe wasn't launched by his own Justice Department. (Bet you a buck most of "the base" still doesn't get this.)

This is the thing I find most hideous about Trump (among so much to consider) -- the recurring demand for loyalty to him, above all else -- the equation of himself with the state (the Mueller investigation “makes the country look very bad, and it puts the country in a very bad position”).

No, you Moron, it does not make the country look bad. It makes it look like we are a country governed by the rule of law, in which no one is above the rule of law. (P.S. That's a good thing, you fucking fool.)

Has any other president (move over, Dick) so loudly expressed an instinct for authoritarianism -- to the press, no less? Does he hear it for what it is? Or is his expectation of absolute loyalty so deep-seated and long-indulged that he is just convinced that it is one more thing to which he is entitled?

 

In many ways Trump's continuing wish to flout the law and inch closer to authoritarianism (unchecked by Congress) is made worse by the fact that other despots or possible despots around the world look to him to legitimize their behavior. It is horrible to think that we may devolve into our own worst enemies by our own accord bringing other countries with us.

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