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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:34 PM

House Intel Dems Get Their Open Hearing for Sally Yates, John Brennan, & Clapper

Natasha Bertrand‏ @NatashaBertrand 23m23 minutes ago
Looks like the House Intel democrats got their way: Sally Yates, John Brennan, & Clapper have been invited to testify in an open hearing.




Adam Schiff‏ @RepAdamSchiff 37m37 minutes ago
Back on track: sent letters with @ConawayTX11 inviting Comey, Rogers, Brennan, Clapper and Yates to testify before House Intel Committee:

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Reply House Intel Dems Get Their Open Hearing for Sally Yates, John Brennan, & Clapper (Original post)
bigtree Friday OP
Gothmog Friday #1
PsychoBabble Friday #2
Leghorn21 Friday #3
PearliePoo2 Friday #6
Leghorn21 Friday #7
PearliePoo2 Friday #9
Leghorn21 Friday #11
triron Friday #4
Leghorn21 Friday #15
triron Friday #19
Leghorn21 Friday #22
Nictuku Friday #5
Leghorn21 Friday #13
Nictuku Friday #23
Leghorn21 Friday #24
Nictuku Friday #26
FreepFryer Friday #27
Nictuku Saturday #29
mcar Friday #8
riversedge Friday #10
Eyeball_Kid Friday #12
nocalflea Friday #28
barbtries Friday #14
Ilsa Friday #16
safeinOhio Friday #17
FreepFryer Saturday #31
safeinOhio Saturday #32
leftynyc Friday #18
WoonTars Friday #20
kentuck Friday #21
bigtree Friday #25
kentuck Saturday #30

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:39 PM

1. Yeah

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:47 PM

2. YATES!!

Been waiting to hear from her for a long time

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:57 PM

3. Such great news!! Bbbut it's "closed", dammit. I want to see all the committee

members and SALLY YATES and the others, up close and in person..."oh well" - glad it's on the calendar, though, at last!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:08 PM

6. The 1st hearing with Comey is 'closed' but...

the second one with Sally Yates is OPEN!! (please Sally, watch yourself, maybe get security too.)


K&R!

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:24 PM

7. Oh Pearlie, thank you so much for reading the entire letter, which I so obviously did NOT!!

Because of youuuuu I am smiling now!! Merci merci!!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:33 PM

9. You're most welcome! I'm smiling too!


There's not a date scheduled for her yet, he just said "after May 2nd". I'm not going to miss her testimony for anything.
lol, you should take a peek at Adam Schiff's Twitter page! It's going NUTS with people rejoicing!!

Here it is: https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:03 PM

11. You are my official "reader" now, Pearlie - 'cause I missed that part, too, "after

May 2"...I gotta...sloooowww dooowwwnn

Yes, I see those happy people on Rep. Schiff's page!

Thank you again!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:04 PM

4. Wonder what happened to precipitate this??

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Response to triron (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:22 PM

15. Weren't Senate intel hearings on RU always in the works? - as opposed to, something in

particular "precipitating" a hearing or two? - - at any rate, YAY and "finally"!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:35 PM

19. This is House not Senate.

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Response to triron (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:46 PM

22. omg, yes, it's Rep. Schiff - I'm too too whacked - but I thought the House was scheduled for more

hearings too, once the Nunes caper subsided...anyway, I'll go vacuum my kitchen and get off DU for a spell, and I appreciate your reply, triron!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:05 PM

5. Notice who is missing?

Carter Page, Flinn, Gulliani, and Manafort.

My guess is that Flinn and Manafort are cooperating, and have probably flipped (based on the fact that they were _allowed_ to retroactively register as foreign lobbiest agents). Not registering as a foreign agent is a Felony offense. Those guys would be going to jail otherwise.

Carter Page we suspect was the focus of a FISA court order, meaning they had probable cause already from intelligence (probably gathered by the Baltic states). There are transcipts. He went to Moscow, probably carrying messages and info back and forth between the Trump campaign and Putin.

Guillani was rumored to offer to flip on Trump, but Comey had enough evidence without his testimony (I can't remember where I read that, so not sure if it is a fact).

I suspect Guillani worked with the NY Police and FBI to place those emails on Weiner's laptop. And he couldn't help but brag about it (It is illegal to discuss ongoing cases with active FBI, and he admitted to doing that on the TV) Haven't heard a peep out of him lately though, have we?

So why is that important?

Comey testified to Congress (under oath) when the case vs Hillary was closed without indictment. that if any more emails turned up he would notify congress. So he really had no choice but to notify congress that more emails were found. (but who put them there????)

I suspect the NY Police and FBI colluded with Guillani. They probably threatened Comey they would leak it if he didn't notify congress, which he did, and Congress leaked it to the press (even though no forensics were done yet and they had not yet determined that the emails were just duplicates of what had already been investigated)

I find it pretty interesting that none of these guys are being asked to testify.

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:16 PM

13. Aw man, I thought all these traitors would be tried in a regular court of law?? - and so

was not looking for them to appear before Sen. Intel Cmte, but that's due to my ignorance, of which I have truckloads (no, it's not fun).

I have read about what you described above, and have come to believe what you have written - especially the part about Comey's oath to return re: more emails, and that he had no choice in the matter.

And those NY scum suckers setting him up, oh. grrrrrrrrr

Anyway, appreciate your clear and concise post here, Nic!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 03:57 PM

23. I don't think you will be disappointed here

In _addition_ to the House and Senate Intelligence Committee hearings, keep in mind that since last summer (maybe longer), the FBI and NSA have been conducting both a counter intelligence (NSA) _and_ a criminal investigation (FBI) - the criminal investigation most likely related to Russian money laundering).

I am certain that there will be more to come, that there will be indictments and trials. The arm of Justice does work rather slowly though. Will it all come out before the mid-terms in 2018? I hope so, because otherwise the mid-terms will be our first hope of getting these crooks out of office.

Now if indictments come out before then, I think the Republicans will suddenly appear like rats leaving a sinking ship, and maybe, just maybe, impeachment hearings will actually be brought by the majority in the House.

The person I'd like to hear the most in the Senate (or even the House) committees is Michael Steele (author of that damning dossier)

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:38 PM

24. Many thanks yet again for another excellent reply, Nic! - I find myself cheering on all

those alphabet agencies daily now (which is pretty strange for an old hippie like moi!!) -

No doubt that what we know at this point has got to be just the beginning of untold, gasp-worthy tales of treachery and deceit...boy, I sure don't want to wait one more second, much less till "mid-terms", to start disinfecting our dear country, but...I will persist (patiently? meh) meanwhile!

Oh, what wouldn't we do to get Mr. Steele over here, ohhhh -!

And also, I got educated just last week about NY AG Eric Schneiderman (sp!) and what HE'S been up to!? Oh heaven! It's my understanding he doesn't much care for mobsters in general and badly coiffed vulgarians in particular!? Sweet! - - my new favorite word (it's been "prison" for months now) is "indictments"...

Thanks again, Nic!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #24)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:52 PM

26. I'm with you

.... another old hippy myself. Well, kind of, I'm at the end of the baby boomer group. But the last thing I thought I'd ever be doing is cheering on the FBI or CIA or NSA, etc.

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 07:13 PM

27. You mean Christopher Steele :) otherwise agreed :)

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Response to FreepFryer (Reply #27)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 12:35 AM

29. Thank you!

I was at work and was going from memory, which is not so great these days. I hate it when I get a name wrong!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:32 PM

8. Great news!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:41 PM

10. House Intel Committee has sent letters inviting Comey, Rogers, Brennan, Clapper and Sally Yates to t

About time after all that Nunes crap!!


Kyle Griffin‏Verified account @kylegriffin1 2h2 hours ago

The House Intel Committee has sent letters inviting Comey, Rogers, Brennan, Clapper and Sally Yates to testify before the Cmte:


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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:11 PM

12. What's Errand Boy Nunez doing? Has he recused himself?

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 07:14 PM

28. It's Nunes-and yes he did recuse himself.

House complaint lodged against him for disclosing classified info re: fisa warrant.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:17 PM

14. this is great news.

gawd i hope they hurry and stop the bleeding. get rid of trump.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:27 PM

16. AWESOME!!! nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:28 PM

17. trump will pardon every one,

including himself later today.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 01:23 AM

31. A President can only pardon those convicted of federal felony crimes

If they are indicted at the state level (e.g. NY's AG schneiderman), he can't pardon them.

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Response to FreepFryer (Reply #31)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 08:07 AM

32. That makes

Me feel better.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:29 PM

18. "TO BE SCHEDULED"

is far too vague. I don't trust them to tell me if it's daytime.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:42 PM

20. Fantastic!!!

Maybe now we can get the impeachment process back on track...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:44 PM

21. How much can they really say in open session?

Also, questions can be framed in such a way that they know they cannot be answered because of their secretive nature.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:46 PM

25. she can defend herself against the WH statement citing her 'betrayal'

...and give context to the Muslim ban and the WH efforts to enact a policy she called 'unlawful'.

She should be able to testify about who she informed about Flynn...

Schiff:

“We would urge that the open hearing be rescheduled without further delay and that Ms. Yates be permitted to testify freely and openly so that the public may understand, among other matters, when the President was informed that his national security advisor had misled the Vice President and through him, the country,” he wrote, “and why the President waited as long as he did to fire Mr. Flynn.”

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Response to bigtree (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 12:56 AM

30. It is a good question.

Why did the president wait so long to fire Mr Flynn??

He knew about it for a couple of weeks and did nothing.

How do they explain that?

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