Schiff questions Mueller’s approach on Deutsche Bank
Let me ask a stupid question please. Where does Shifty get the authority to open investigations against Deutsche Bank and Trump in order to FIND something he can try to use in this endless saga of Dimocritic perfidy? Can he do this to anybody? Has this jackass no restraints or restrictions?
Schiff questions Mueller’s approach on Deutsche Bank
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff on Sunday raised doubts about the extent to which special counsel Robert Mueller has probed President Donald Trump's dealings with Deutsche Bank, bolstering Democrats' case for moving ahead with an investigation into the German lender.
On NBC's "Meet the Press," the California Democrat cited reporting that Trump had had once sought to fire Mueller over reports that investigators had subpoenaed Deutsche Bank — crossing a "red line" into his family's finances — but that the president backed down after being told the claims were inaccurate.
"If the special counsel hasn't subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, he can't be doing much of a money laundering investigation," Schiff said.
“So, that's what concerns me — that that red line has been enforced, whether by the deputy attorney general or by some other party at the Justice Department. But that leaves the country exposed."
"If we had waited to do any of our investigative work for the Mueller investigation, we would have been waiting a year and a half," Schiff said. "We have a separate and independent and important responsibility, and that is to tell the country what happened."
How does this work? Can false accusations be made by anyone using fake evidence? If the evidence doesn’t pan out, can it STILL be used to as justification to pillage and plunder through someone’s life in order to hopefully find **something** that can be used to bring, or threaten to bring, federal charges against someone?
And shouldn’t Shifty be under investigation for leaking and lying??
Bruce Ohr's testimony on anti-Trump dossier at odds with Adam Schiff's version
Senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr has provided a point-by-point narrative of his actions promoting the 2016 Democratic Party-financed dossier that conflicts with Rep. Adam B. Schiff’s official version, according to a comparison of the two.
Point by point
⦁ Mr. Schiff’s report downplayed Mr. Ohr’s dossier role. At the time, Mr. Ohr was an associate deputy attorney general who reported to the No. 2 official in the Justice Department.
“The majority mischaracterizes Bruce Ohr’s role, overstates the significance of his interaction with Steele. … Bruce Ohr took the initiative to inform the FBI of what he knew and the Majority does him a grave disservice by suggesting he is part of some malign conspiracy,” the Schiff report states.
⦁ Mr. Schiff’s report said Mr. Ohr didn’t go to the FBI with the Steele allegations until November 2016, a month after the FBI executed its first spy warrant on Carter Page. Mr. Schiff’s timeline asserts that Mr. Ohr’s feed had no effect on the FBI’s FISA applications.
Ohr testimony: Mr. Schiff’s chronology is wrong. Mr. Ohr first met with Mr. Steele in July and personally conveyed the allegations at FBI headquarters in August to Andrew McCabe, the bureau’s No. 2 agent, and his legal counsel, Lisa Page.
⦁ Mr. Schiff’s report defended the FBI against Mr. Nunes‘ charge that the bureau hid the dossier’s pure partisanship. The California Democrat pointed to a FISA warrant application footnote: “The FBI speculates that the identified U.S. person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit candidate #1’s campaign.”
The “U.S. person” was Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson.
Ohr testimony: When meeting with the FBI before the FISA application, Mr. Ohr knew Fusion was linked to the Clinton camp and warned Mr. McCabe that Mr. Steele was “desperate” to sink Mr. Trump.
In other words, the FBI knew firsthand of Fusion’s motives, as opposed to “speculates.”
House Democrats have said they have no interest in continuing the probe into Mr. Steele or into how the FBI investigated Mr. Trump.
Republicans call for inquiry into House Intel panel's Russia investigation leaks
Republicans are calling on lawmakers to open an inquiry into the House Intelligence Committee after members of the press received "privileged information" that was leaked from a closed-door interview earlier this month with the president's oldest son.
Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) and Mia Love (R-Utah) sent a letter on Monday to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urging them to investigate the leaks. Their request comes one week after Donald Trump Jr. asked the House Intelligence panel to investigate how information from his meeting on Dec. 6 made it into the hands of the press.
Fox's Levin challenges Schiff over alleged leaks: 'Take a lie detector test'
"I have a challenge for you: Why don't you take a lie detector test? Why don't you take a lie detector test so the American people can be sure that you, all over TV, ubiquitous, you might as well be on airport radar and sonograms. You're everywhere, sir," the conservative radio talk show host added.
"You tell us you don't leak. OK, take a lie detector test because I believe you do."
I cannot understand the silence of Trump at all. He has all of the relevant documents that he needs to turn this around. I do not not not want to go through this until the election at end of NEXT YEAR. And I’d just try to ignore it, but I can’t.
Personally, I CAN resist at looking at a bad accident. But this political train wreck? I (we) have too much at stake. We need to know. And this needs to end. Too much important news about Afghanistan, Syria, the Ukraine, Venezuela,the economy, Trump’s tax ‘reform’, immigration, and climate change is being slipped under the rug. This is sucking all the air out of the room. It’s taking money we drastically need for other things. It’s got to stop.