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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:25 PM

Rosenstein meets with Paul Ryan about Russia investigation

Source: The Hill

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray met with Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday about the House Russia investigation, a GOP aide confirmed.

Rosenstein, escorted by his security detail, walked by a number of reporters who were staking out budget negotiations between top White House officials and top congressional leaders.

The meeting in the Speakers office came at the request of Rosenstein and Wray, the aide said.

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and FBI Director Wray asked to meet with the speaker and we accommodated the request, Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in an email. Id refer you to their offices for anything further.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/367314-rosenstein-meeting-with-paul-ryan-about-russia-investigation



The meeting was requested by Rosenstein and Wray -- on the day Nunes had ordered the Justice Department to provide documents -- and Nunes was NOT invited.

Interesting.

AND HERE'S THE CNN PIECE ON THE SAME TOPIC.

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/03/politics/rod-rosenstein-house-intel-russia/index.html

The meeting occurred during a time of friction between the Justice Department and the committee over the investigation. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has been seeking testimony from top leadership at the FBI and Justice Department regarding the FBI's involvement with a dossier, created by Fusion GPS that includes allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about President Donald Trump. Nunes, a California Republican, went so far as to threaten top officials at the department and the FBI with contempt of Congress in December if they did not meet his subpoena demands. The meeting was at Rosenstein's request, an aide to Republican leadership tells CNN.

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Reply Rosenstein meets with Paul Ryan about Russia investigation (Original post)
pnwmom Jan 2018 OP
Iliyah Jan 2018 #1
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #2
emulatorloo Jan 2018 #3
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #15
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2018 #6
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #17
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2018 #7
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #16
dawg day Jan 2018 #4
bitterross Jan 2018 #5
riversedge Jan 2018 #8
Marcuse Jan 2018 #11
TomCADem Jan 2018 #13
riversedge Jan 2018 #9
SunSeeker Jan 2018 #10
L. Coyote Jan 2018 #12
DeminPennswoods Jan 2018 #14
beachbum bob Jan 2018 #18

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:26 PM

1. Duh

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:43 PM

2. This whole mess is so complicated.

Last edited Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:23 AM - Edit history (1)

Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys? Is Chris Wray, who has Russian connections himself, one of the bad guys? Or a good guy? Is he too new and inexperienced to be effective, regardless whether he's good or bad? (Wray was another one of those guys with no experience for the position he was named to.)

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:47 PM

3. I dont know who Stephen Wray is, but FBI director Chris Wray is no newbie.

Trump FBI Pick Christopher Wray No Stranger to Crisis
The former prosecutor handled high-profile cases including the Enron accounting scandal and the government's response to the 9/11 attacks.



https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-06-27/trump-fbi-pick-chrisopher-wray-no-stranger-to-crisis

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P.S. Nunes is definitely a “bad guy”. He’s protecting Trump at every turn and openly lying about and disparaging Dept of Justice and the FBI. Maddow has tweeted the meeting w Ryan, Rosenstein, and Wray was about Nunes.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:02 AM

15. The FBI Director doesn't handle Enron scandals.

FBI Directors usually have a background in investigation and civil service. Not lawyers, who are paid to do whatever legal things their clients pay them to do. A lawyer's duty is to his client. An FBI Director's duty is to the Constitution and the country..not duty to a person. Very different.

I can't imagine having a background as a lawyer, and then stepping in not just to WORK at the FBI, but to DIRECT it. He didn't know the first thing about FBI work, procedures, processes, rules, duties. Shameful to confirm him. I could do as good a job as he would do, being the Director of the FBI. Hey....I worked at law firms for decades! On some huge cases, too! That means I'm qualified to be Director of the FBI, right?

He's a newbie. With Russian connections. Why do you think Trump picked him? Not because he thought Wray would do the right thing, even if it meant being disloyal to Trump.

The firm Wray was with handled big Russian clients. And now you know the rest of the story.

This was a TRUMP appointment. The same Trump who put an anti-environmentalist as head of the EPA, the guy who wants to do away with the Energy Dept as the Energy Dept Director, the guy who wants to sell national monuments as Director of the Interior.

Trump nominates people who will do precisely what he wants done, without regard to the duties of the post. Wrap fits the bill, once you look at his background and connections.

FBI DIRECTORS

*Robert Mueller - Lawyer, then U S Attorney, U S Assistant Attorney General, Acting US Deputy Attorney General, FBI Director
*William Sessions - Lawyer, Head of Govt Ops Sec of DOJ, DOJ US attorney, District Judge, Chief Judge, on the board of the Federal Judicial Center, FBI Director
*Louis Freeh - Lawyer, Judge, FBI Special Agent, US Attorney's office & Chief of Organized Crime Unit, FBI Director
*Christopher Wray - Lawyer, Head of Crim. Div. of DOJ 4 yrs, FBI Director

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:02 PM

6. Cons are bad guys,


CONservatives (not necessarily including old line conservatives who are often conservationists)

CONvicts, as the Trump Gang are becoming one by one.

CONfidence tricksters, commonly known as "con men" (but not just men).

RepubliCONs

Mitch McCONnell

KellyAnne CONway

Don the CON.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:25 AM

17. Very clever! nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:04 PM

7. Stephen Wray?


Stephen Wray
Bahamian athlete
Stephen "Steve" Wray is a Bahamian former athlete who competed mostly as a high jumper.
Born: May 20, 1962, Nassau, Bahamas
Died: December 22, 2009
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 75 kg

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:22 AM

16. LOL. Well, at least he can jump!

But I guess since he's dead, that explains his lack of personality at the confirmation hearing.

I'll correct. Must've been thinking about the Nazi, Stephen Miller.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:49 PM

4. FBI and DOJ...

They asked to speak to the Speaker of the House.

Hmm. What happens in the House?
(Impeachment. We should be so lucky.)

More likely it's just that they want Nunes shut down and shut up. But we can dream that they're taking impeachment-worthy evidence to Ryan.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:56 PM

5. I imagine they were saying Nunes isn't getting anything.

Nunes has demonstrated, by his actions, he is a tool of the White House. He cannot be trusted with information from the investigation because he will clearly give it directly to the White House whether or not he is supposed to. The other problem is that Nunes is most likely under investigation for his own role in the whole mess.

Both of those reasons are good enough to not give him any information.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:56 PM

8. Maddow said tonight no documents were handed over. I do not know how

she knows and she admitted no one knows what went on.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:52 PM

11. Fox is saying Ryan threatened a contempt citation

Nunes got the records.





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Response to Marcuse (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 01:18 AM

13. Ryan is In On the Cover-Up

nt

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:04 PM

9. Now Lawence and Maddow are chatting--Maddow saying it seems Rosenstein and Wray went over Nunes

head to make the case to Ryan to NOT turn over the sensitive information to Nunes. whow.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:42 PM

10. Yep. I bet Wray's saying Nunes can't be trusted with the docs...

and may be a "person of interest" in the investigation.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 12:57 AM

12. The meeting was at the request of Rosenstein and Wray, likely dealing with Nunes and Russia.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 02:12 AM

14. Really no reason for Ryan to protect Nunes

He's not an important cog in anything Ryan wants to get done, more of an unneeded distraction. Ryan has the unilateral authority to remove him from the house intel committee and should. He's already got Gowdy for the pitbull role on the cmte.

Nunes put out a statement:

Nunes Statement on DOJ Document Request
f t # e
Washington, January 3, 2018

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement today:

“After speaking to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein this evening, I believe the House Intelligence Committee has reached an agreement with the Department of Justice that will provide the committee with access to all the documents and witnesses we have requested. The committee looks forward to receiving access to the documents over the coming days.”


This sounds to me as if the cmte might be able to see the documents, but not have copies of them.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 07:57 AM

18. the shitstorm is going to happen.....

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