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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:51 PM

Rand Paul Torches the 'Deep State' Over His Exclusion from CIA Saudi Briefing: The Intel Community..

Rand Paul Torches the ‘Deep State’ Over His Exclusion from CIA Saudi Briefing: The Intel Community is an ‘Oligarchy’

by Ken Meyer | Dec 4th, 2018, 12:42 pm




Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is railing against the “deep state” over the limitations on CIA Director Gina Haspel‘s briefing to lawmakers on Saudi Arabia.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Paul ranted about being denied a briefing with Haspel on the latest developments in the investigation of Jamal Khashoggi‘s death. Haspel was conspicuously absent from last week’s briefing on the matter to the entire Senate, and today, Paul said that intelligence officials withholding information from Congress is “the very definition of the deep state.”

Paul made his point by saying Congress has to know if the reports are true about the CIA’s “high confidence” assessment on the Saudi Royal Family’s involvement in Khashoggi’s murder. When Paul was asked if he blames the White House at all for supposedly restricting Haspel, he continued to blast the intelligence community by comparing them to an “oligarchy.”

“The definition of the deep state is when intelligence communities have so much power that there’s no oversight,” Paul said. “There are eight people in congress who get briefings on intelligence. That’s not democracy.”

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https://www.mediaite.com/online/rand-paul-torches-the-deep-state-over-his-exclusion-from-cia-saudi-briefing-the-intel-community-is-an-oligarchy/

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Watchfoxheadexplodes Tuesday #1
dameatball Tuesday #2
Celerity Tuesday #8
dameatball Tuesday #11
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chillfactor Tuesday #4
Iliyah Tuesday #5
pecosbob Tuesday #6
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:57 PM

1. Go kiss a freaking lawnmower

Can't stand that goof.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:59 PM

2. Maybe I missed something, but wasn't Haspel not allowed to brief the entire Senate?

If so, what is he bitching about? McConnell controls the Senate, not the CIA.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 03:09 PM

8. No, she refused to brief the whole Senate. She only briefed a small group

today.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 05:58 PM

11. Okay, thanks.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 02:02 PM

3. Can't diss Dear Leader for blocking the briefing by his lackey Haspel...

so blame the imaginary and paranoiac conspiracy for your hurt feeweeings.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 02:02 PM

4. Cry baby!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 02:04 PM

5. Buy a home in Russia.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 02:09 PM

6. So now, at least in Rand Paul's mind, Trump is Deep State...

Just a reminder Rand...Haspel works for Gump.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 02:16 PM

7. Okay Rand, then change the rules

What an impotent little crybaby.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 03:45 PM

9. Hahahahaha!!!

Serves you right, you little traitor.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 04:41 PM

10. Rand "I'd Rather Be a Russian than a Democrat" Paul?

Rand Paul Continues His One-Man Détente With Russia, This Time in Moscow
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/us/politics/rand-paul-moscow-russia.html

Guess no one trusts the traitor.

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