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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:18 PM

Sen Blunt: Exhaustive investigation into Trump-Russia connections needed following Flynn resignation

GOP Senate Intel Member: Exhaustive investigation into Trump-Russia connections needed following Flynn resignation

(CNN)Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday called for an exhaustive investigation into connections between President Donald Trump and Russia and said the Intelligence Committee should immediately speak with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Flynn resigned Monday evening amid revelations that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had in December with Russia's ambassador to the US about sanctions placed on Russia. Pence had defended Flynn on television and denied he discussed sanctions after initial reports of the conversations.

"I think everybody needs that investigation to happen," Blunt said on KTRS radio. "And the Senate Intelligence Committee, again that I serve on, has been given the principle responsibility to look into this, and I think that we should look into it exhaustively so that at the end of this process, nobody wonders whether there was a stone left unturned, and shouldn't reach conclusions before you have the information that you need to have to make those conclusions."

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/14/politics/kfile-roy-blunt-flynn-investigation/index.html

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Reply Sen Blunt: Exhaustive investigation into Trump-Russia connections needed following Flynn resignation (Original post)
herding cats Feb 2017 OP
sunonmars Feb 2017 #1
tazkcmo Feb 2017 #3
sunonmars Feb 2017 #6
tazkcmo Feb 2017 #10
herding cats Feb 2017 #7
salin Feb 2017 #13
workinclasszero Feb 2017 #22
tazkcmo Feb 2017 #23
tazkcmo Feb 2017 #2
sunonmars Feb 2017 #5
tazkcmo Feb 2017 #8
workinclasszero Feb 2017 #24
FSogol Feb 2017 #4
sunonmars Feb 2017 #9
herding cats Feb 2017 #11
sunonmars Feb 2017 #12
herding cats Feb 2017 #18
asiliveandbreathe Feb 2017 #17
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #14
sunonmars Feb 2017 #15
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #21
asiliveandbreathe Feb 2017 #16
NotThisTime Feb 2017 #19
Orsino Feb 2017 #20

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:20 PM

1. Wow, a GOPer with some integrity.

Trump will be choking on his taco.....

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:20 PM

3. no no no!

There is no integrity in the GOPee, especially with Blunt. Just saving his own ass.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:21 PM

6. most likely right, i do try and find good in people.....

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:24 PM

10. The difference

Good for you. It's the right thing to do but oh so fruitless a quest when it comes to the GOPee.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:22 PM

7. Yep.

This is a cover my ass move.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:32 PM

13. And preparing for "Operation White Wash."

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:35 PM

22. Works for me

 

I was hoping some republicans would try to separate themselves from Putin's puppet.

If not because its the right thing to do then jump off of Comrade 45's ship as its sinking like the rats they are!

Works for the USA either way.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:40 PM

23. Luckily, yes.

Me and a friend were discussing this. While Blunt is definitely acting in his own self interest, we are lucky enough to benefit from it. But make no mistake, Blunt and the entire GOPee are like Janice From Accounting: They just don't give a fuck!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:20 PM

2. Blunt is evil

But not stupid. To me, this looks like the first rat jumping a sinking ship.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:21 PM

5. you mean the USS Save our own asses......

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:22 PM

8. Yup.

Blunt and the rest of the GOPee care only for themselves. Enough said.

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:43 PM

24. LOL

 

That's the one!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:21 PM

4. Don't forget to look at Mitch McConnell, he's still trying to sweep it under a rug....

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:23 PM

9. it would seem with Graham, Blunt and most likely McCain...this aint going away anytime soon.

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:28 PM

11. It looks like McCain is with them.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:30 PM

12. That wishy washy statement says nothing.....its the equivalent of sitting on a fence.

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:49 PM

18. He and Graham tend to stick together, but you're right he waffles way too much.

Hopefully with Blunt being on board it might help galvanize him a bit.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:47 PM

17. Talk about being prepared for this so-called resignation -

CYA much JOHN...tp defend the nation - may I suggest you honor your service and your constituents by investigating - you, afterall - had the dossier....you knew!!!!!

We all are getting a golden shower....

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:41 PM

14. The thing with this is

that "impeachment" starts in the House, so the Senate can have hearings out the wazoo (most likely "closed door" ones) and as long as the House sits tight and does nothing while the Senate side-show goes on in private, the GOP can say "See? We 'investigated'. Nothing to see here. Move along". And then they can drop the matter.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:42 PM

15. its needs the cockroach approach, lots and lots of light

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:28 PM

21. I don't disagree

But we are literally right on the precipice of many people making a simple decision on how and when to act. I.e., they really want to sweep this under the rug but if they do so, it becomes the "cover up" in the future. And if they go for it now, they have to do it in such a way to minimize damage to themselves, which will be difficult.

The current narrative of purported "lies" told to Pence is to try to buffer him from the fallout in case Drumpf goes down. However many believe he was just as involved - if not more involved than Drumpf given Drumpf's penchant for not wanting to be "bogged down in details".

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:42 PM

16. Screw Blunt - psyop'd we are...

PSYOPS: Definition. PSYOPS or Psychological Operations: Planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals -

Only problem with this definition - we need to change FOREIGN audiences to AMERICAN audiences...

hey blunt - let me be blunt - don't piss down my boot and tell me it's rainin'

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:06 PM

19. But Chaffetz says No, who has the say?

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:11 PM

20. Exhaustive white-washing.

Blunt naturally wants to get out in front of the unfolding disaster, but not sure what he would really deliver.

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