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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:12 PM

Republicans defeat Democratic push for docs on Trump-Putin summit

Source: The Hill

House Republicans on Thursday rejected a push by Democrats to obtain documents from the Trump administration about President Trump’s one-on-one summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in July.

Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee rallied behind a resolution that would have directed the executive branch to send to Congress “copies of all documents, records, communications, transcripts, summaries, notes, memoranda, and read-aheads” related to Trump’s summit with Putin in Helsinki over the summer.

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) introduced the measure as a “resolution of inquiry,” which under House rules must be considered by a committee within 14 legislative days, or else its sponsors can force a vote on the House floor.

Lawmakers on the committee voted along party lines to reject the effort Thursday afternoon.

Trump endured a barrage of criticism, including from Republicans, following the summit, during which he appeared to cast doubt on the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment about Russian election interference at a press conference alongside Putin. The president later walked back the remarks, saying he misspoke.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/406600-republicans-defeat-democratic-push-for-docs-on-trump-putin-summit

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Reply Republicans defeat Democratic push for docs on Trump-Putin summit (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Sep 2018 OP
ananda Sep 2018 #1
cstanleytech Sep 2018 #5
flibbitygiblets Sep 2018 #7
joshdawg Sep 2018 #12
SWBTATTReg Sep 2018 #2
pangaia Sep 2018 #3
The Liberal Lion Sep 2018 #4
riversedge Sep 2018 #6
SergeStorms Sep 2018 #8
Bayard Sep 2018 #9
lark Sep 2018 #14
DavidDvorkin Sep 2018 #10
FakeNoose Sep 2018 #11
LiberalLovinLug Sep 2018 #13

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:20 PM

1. It was probably good to force a vote.

Whether it gets reported properly is another matter.

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:44 PM

5. Aye it gets them on the record as enabling co conspirators. nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 05:54 PM

7. I was going to use the word "traitors" but co-conspirators has a nice legal ring to it.

It WAS good that they forced a vote on this. Now when they lie about it (and they WILL), we have irrefutable proof. What possible reason could they have for this?

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 02:34 AM

12. Nah!

I prefer traitor.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:20 PM

2. Wow and what the crap? I thought the repugs would be just as interested in this ...

material too. Really does make you wonder what's going on here.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:29 PM

3. I haven't been wondering what is going on for 40 + years.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:31 PM

4. Gee, I would think they would want the truth to come out.

Silly me!

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Response to The Liberal Lion (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 05:41 PM

6. and I am a silly me also.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 06:33 PM

8. Of course!

We wouldn't want the truth to come out now, would we?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 07:36 PM

9. Reminds me of tRump's vendetta against anything with Obama's name on it

If the Dems try to do anything, the Pugs will go against them just to be assholes.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:41 AM

14. Think this is deeper than that.

They know the president is a traitor and are afraid to request the information because they know PUtin would tell his lackey not to release itl They don't want to highlight that fact een more and are just hoping people forget they saw drumpf basically on his knees in front of his master.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 07:46 PM

10. Let's hope this will happen in January.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:49 PM

11. Freedom of Information Act

Can't a media outlet like NYT or CNN file an FOIA request?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:21 AM

13. they are commiting treason out in the open

Its a play on The Big Lie. They've just expanded the strategy. ie..."Surely they wouldn't be committing treason right in front of us would they?". Uh yes they are.


Okay..I know this could be applied in almost any day in this sham presidency, but once in awhile, I just have to swing back to...What if a Democrat were in a similar situation? Which wouldn't happen of course, because no Democratic candidate would deal with a foreign power to steal an election. But for the sake of argument, lets say Hillary or Obama ten years ago, went in league with Chaves or Maduro, a left equivalent of a semi dictatorship, under the guise of democracy. And the Venezuelans had a crack team of social media propagandist experts and hackers that had info on the Republican party's campaign and even promised dirt on Trump (but then how hard would that have been?) And there were proven meetings between Venezuelan agents and Hillary's campaign members.

And with Trump leading the polls and everyone expecting him to win....guess what? Hillary somehow squeeks a win out!

Then it comes out from intelligence services that Venezuela was definitely screwing with our elections in order for Hillary to win.

But it doesn't stop there. After Democrats majorities fail to do anything other than passing sanctions which Hillary immediately cancels, a special investigation with a Democrat leading it is formed to look into it. And after a few months 5 of Hillary's former staff or lawyers are charged with crimes. Still Democrats sit on their hands, appealing to the 30% of better-dead-than-red die hard Democrats, over the national will.

Then

then

Hillary flies over to a third party moderate south American country to have a secret meeting, with only translators allowed, with Maduro, amidst much criticism from the, what Hillary likes to call, the "phony news".

Back in DC, the Republicans, almost besides themselves, ask for a vote on finding out what was said, any documents from that meeting. To which Democrats say no, we don't think so.

I mean.....WTF people.

This seems like one big social experiment to see just how far this can go until people wake up from the matrix and look around and take in the depth of these assholes betrayal.

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