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Fri May 19, 2017, 11:41 AM

House intel member rips 'agent of the president' Nunes for sticking nose back into Russia probe

Source: RawStory



TOM BOGGIONI
19 MAY 2017 AT 12:20 ET

Appearing on CNN, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) slammed House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) for continuing to review Russian intel information despite the fact that he has recused himself from the investigation.

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In an interview with CNN’s Kate Bolduan, Speier was asked what was discussed in the meeting before talk turned to reports that Nunes continues to review intelligence relating to Russia despite the fact that he recused himself due to his ties to the Trump White House.

“Let me ask you specifically about the House investigation, congresswoman,” Bolduan began. “CNN has learned from a House intelligence committee source that Chairman Nunes is still reviewing intelligence related to Russia, despite the fact that, of course, he recused himself from all things Russia after that controversial episode involving the White House. Do you know this to be true yourself?”

“I believe it’s a huge mistake if Chairman Nunes is doing that,” an agitated Speier replied. “He has been identified as an agent of the president, and was clearly an agent of the president in that caper that went on some weeks ago where he went to the special source, came back, held a press conference, then went to the White House, when, in fact, it was from the White House to begin with. The fact that he may, in fact, be reviewing these classified documents about Russia is very concerning to me,” she concluded.



Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/house-intel-member-rips-agent-of-the-president-nunes-for-sticking-nose-back-into-russia-probe/



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Reply House intel member rips 'agent of the president' Nunes for sticking nose back into Russia probe (Original post)
DonViejo May 2017 OP
fleur-de-lisa May 2017 #1
C Moon May 2017 #12
blue-wave May 2017 #13
SunSeeker May 2017 #2
gopiscrap May 2017 #3
Eliot Rosewater May 2017 #5
Plucketeer May 2017 #9
tomp May 2017 #11
niyad May 2017 #4
Eliot Rosewater May 2017 #6
gademocrat7 May 2017 #7
Leghorn21 May 2017 #8
Tom Rinaldo May 2017 #10
barbtries May 2017 #14
murielm99 May 2017 #15
Tom Rinaldo May 2017 #17
murielm99 May 2017 #18
Leghorn21 May 2017 #16
riversedge May 2017 #19

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:42 AM

1. Nunes is still poking his nose into the investigation . . .

to see if his name shows up.

They. Are. All. Complicit.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:00 PM

12. Eeeek. So true. I didn't think of that. My first thought was he was being told to see what's up.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:06 PM

13. Yes. They are.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:46 AM

2. WTF Nunes should be in jail.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:50 AM

3. agreed

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:56 AM

5. Silly liberal

I O K I Y A R

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:23 PM

9. As a constituent of ass hole Nunes

I can't think of a more deserving sort...... OK, so I CAN think of a MORE deserving one, but we could save money by keeping them in the same cell...... along with all the others that need to be there. LOCK THEM UP!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:47 PM

11. contempt of congress. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:52 AM

4. thank you, Rep. Speier, for pointing this out.

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:56 AM

6. No shit, YES

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:57 AM

7. Nunes is a part of the cabal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:59 AM

8. First "met" Rep. Speier during that first House hearing - "loved" - seeing more and more

of her statements/interviews on the teevee - she's really coming into her own, at least for ignorant peeps such as moi! (having never "met" her before)

I need another hearing just like that first one, pleeaassee, all those Dems just knocked me out!!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #8)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:42 PM

10. She is great. A very brave woman in the real world, not just in politics

I was living in San Francisco when this happened. I've followed her career ever since. California Democratic politics is so crowded at the top - but I would love to see her rise higher:

"Rep. Jackie Speier knows exactly how it feels to be left for dead."

On Nov. 18, 1978, she was shot five times on a remote airstrip in Guyana, South America. Her boss, Rep. Leo J. Ryan and four others lay dead nearby, killed by gunfire as they tried to escape Jonestown, the commune built by cult leader Jim Jones.

Nearly 40 years later, Speier still remembers why she decided to get on a plane to go down on the ill-fated congressional trip.

“Back in 1978, there were not many women in high-ranking positions in Congress," said Speier, who was legislative counsel for Ryan at the time. "I felt if I didn’t go, it would be a step back for women holding these high positions. I thought, 'I can’t not go.'” ...

...Speier had a long recovery ahead. Shot five times, she spent two months in the hospital and had 10 surgeries, all with 24 hour protection from the U.S. Marshals Service — because of threats to her life.

"It was the most incredible welcome," when she returned home to San Francisco. “I thought to myself, I don’t want to spend the rest of my life a victim of Guyana. I want to be a survivor.”

Candidates, including a co-worker of Speier's, were lining up for the special election to replace Ryan.

“On that Monday, the very last day, I decided to run to carry out his legacy,” Speier said. She didn’t win, coming in fourth.

The following year, she ran for the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, beating a 20-year incumbent, then later served in the California Assembly. “I never had any intention of returning to Washington,” she said.

But Congress called to her again after the death of Rep. Tom Lantos, who held Ryan's San Mateo-based seat for 27 years. She was elected to fill Lantos' seat in a special election in April 2008.
- See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/home/jonestown-murders-jackie-speier-37-years#sthash.XMgSALtV.dpuf

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #10)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:09 PM

14. wow i had no idea

fascinating story there.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #10)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:23 PM

15. I didn't identify her with that tragedy.

I lost a friend in Guyana. I can't stand it when people talk about drinking the kool-aid.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #15)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:31 PM

17. It gets said so flippantly. I didn't know anyone perswonally who was there

but I was living in San Francisco at the time and the whole city was in shock. That expression gets used everywhere. It must be very hard for those who lost people in Guyana. I'm not sure how often I may have said it myself, but I am going to try to make a point not to use that phrase again. Definitely not "in print" where I can't know who may be confronted by it.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #17)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:47 PM

18. Barbara Hoyer.

She was a real and vibrant young woman. She wanted to do something to help others through her Christian faith.

I think there is another DU member who knows her family.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #10)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:29 PM

16. Thank you, Tom - I only learned of this via a DU post at the time and it's simply an

astonishing, heart-rending "story" - boy, we got us some fine, fine Dems, and Rep. Speier is rising to the top!!

She gives me shivers of pride and awe!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:11 PM

19. Paul Ryan should do his job and dismiss him from the committee!!

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