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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 04:58 PM

Republicans' favorite FBI conspiracy theory goes up in smoke during Strzok hearing

AARON RUPAR at Think Progress

https://thinkprogress.org/peter-strzok-debunked-republicans-favorite-fbi-conspiracy-theory-before-his-hearing-even-started-c6504664d7c2/

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Republicans’ conspiracy theory is also contradicted by the underlying facts of the 2016 campaign. Despite the fact that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were investigated at different points during that year, FBI agents didn’t leak to the press about the Trump investigation. Instead, on two occasions, then-FBI Director James Comey took unusual steps to publicize the Clinton investigation — decisions that prominent pollsters believe may have cost her the election.

Before the question-and-answer portion of Strzok’s testimony began, he read a statement in which he highlighted that if the FBI was indeed in the bag for Clinton, they had a very counterproductive way of showing it.

“There is… one extraordinarily important piece of evidence supporting my integrity, the integrity of the FBI, and our lack of bias,” Strzok said. “In the summer of 2016, I was one of a handful of people who knew the details of Russia election interference and its possible connection with members of the Trump campaign. This information had the potential to derail and quite possibly defeat Mr. Trump, but the thought of expressing that or exposing that information never crossed my mind.”

The lack of Trump leaks from the FBI before the 2016 election has always been a glaring hole in the Republican conspiracy theory that proponents of it have been unable to explain.

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Reply Republicans' favorite FBI conspiracy theory goes up in smoke during Strzok hearing (Original post)
applegrove Jul 2018 OP
Martin Eden Jul 2018 #1
Fullduplexxx Jul 2018 #2
czarjak Jul 2018 #3
jmbar2 Jul 2018 #4
applegrove Jul 2018 #5
LakeArenal Jul 2018 #6
world wide wally Jul 2018 #7

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 05:16 PM

1. "proponents of it have been unable to explain"

No logical explanation is necessary for the brain dead rightwing base. Repetition of the accusation over and over and over again (along with congressional "hearings" blows enough smoke for them to believe the bullshit.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:39 PM

2. Sometimes it seems as if some on the left dont fully grasp the right and their relationship

With reality

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:51 PM

3. Barney Fife would have nipped that in the bud.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:26 PM

4. I am not a dentist but...

this was one of the most insane hearings I've ever watched.

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:44 PM

5. That dentist said it as if people at home could not see how cagey the

FBI agent was being. Stzok was preternaturally calm and cool considering the ongoing attack.. It is almost like the dentist line was canned. In fact the whole GOP thing seemed canned. The GOP has done it. They've canned democracy.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:54 PM

6. Talk about a witch hunt....

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:58 PM

7. I wish he would have said something about the trump investigation.

Just use the GOP's own ethics

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