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BumRushDaShow

(130,292 posts)
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 11:09 AM Feb 21

Republicans Delete Reference To FBI Informant From Impeachment Interview Request Letter

Source: Huff Post

Feb 21, 2024, 09:49 AM EST


WASHINGTON — Republicans deleted a reference to a discredited FBI informant in a letter they sent on Tuesday to a potential witness in their impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.

Republican interview request letters typically spell out the basis for their investigation, including with a paragraph describing a credible confidential human source’s conversations with a Ukrainian gas company executive about bribing Biden.

The Justice Department last week said the informant, a U.S. citizen named Alexander Smirnov, made up the allegation, and now Republicans appear to be striking any mention of it from their impeachment correspondence.

On Tuesday, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) included the paragraph about the informant in an interview request letter to former State Department official Amos Hochstein. An hour later, according to a Democratic House aide, the chairman sent another version of the same letter, but without the paragraph about the informant. HuffPost reviewed both versions of the document. An aide to the impeachment inquiry said the letter had been drafted prior to the indictment and that the request still stands.

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/republican-impeachment-alexander-smirnov_n_65d566cde4b0cc1f2f7a01b3



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Republicans Delete Reference To FBI Informant From Impeachment Interview Request Letter (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Feb 21 OP
Their whole impeachment theater is based on wishful thinking and fantasy. Beartracks Feb 21 #1
Seems like that's what their whole party is based on anymore Walleye Feb 21 #4
Sadly, it's the basis for all their policies and priorities, at state or national level. Beartracks Feb 21 #7
We must rewrite history to show that history was never rewritten... Hermit-The-Prog Feb 21 #2
"The future is there for anyone to change or so it seems Walleye Feb 21 #5
Great Musical Reference! The Roux Comes First Feb 21 #6
The over 5 year long Hunter Biden investigation needs investigated gab13by13 Feb 21 #3
It's the new "Benghazi" ... until something else comes along FakeNoose Feb 21 #10
Snorf! Bayard Feb 21 #8
And yet, "...the request still stands." dchill Feb 21 #9
So, it "Smirnov who?" is how Repugs will deal with their lies!!--and the medi also I presume!! damn. riversedge Feb 21 #11
When will someone rightly call this a "fishing expedition"? nuxvomica Feb 21 #12
No, I doubt most or any of them think Biden is corrupt. Biophilic Feb 21 #15
Either they are... 2naSalit Feb 21 #13
Putin should look for new stooges Turbineguy Feb 21 #14
Unfortunately, they seem to be doing a pretty decent job. Biophilic Feb 21 #16
Well if I was in Putin's shoes I would look at grooming the owners of iHeartRadio, Fox News and other such companies. cstanleytech Feb 21 #19
Perfect analogy that video! KPN Feb 21 #17
They'll just pretend Smirnoff doesn't exist and go ahead with their phony investigation. ificandream Feb 21 #18
"U.S. citizen" Smirnov .... Rigghhhht live love laugh Feb 21 #20

Beartracks

(12,847 posts)
1. Their whole impeachment theater is based on wishful thinking and fantasy.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 11:12 AM
Feb 21

The lying informant only offered a veneer of legitimacy, right up until he didn't.

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Hermit-The-Prog

(33,614 posts)
2. We must rewrite history to show that history was never rewritten...
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 11:13 AM
Feb 21

“The past was alterable. The past never had been altered. Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.”
― George Orwell, 1984

Walleye

(31,194 posts)
5. "The future is there for anyone to change or so it seems
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 11:36 AM
Feb 21

But it’s easier sometimes to change the past” Jackson Browne I think

nuxvomica

(12,482 posts)
12. When will someone rightly call this a "fishing expedition"?
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 01:16 PM
Feb 21

But this is a fishing expedition where they expect to catch swordfish in a mountain stream. It's all because they are sure Biden is corrupt and there must be some evidence of it somewhere because they think everyone is corrupt. After all, they are corrupt and all their associates are corrupt so it must be that everyone is.

Biophilic

(3,759 posts)
15. No, I doubt most or any of them think Biden is corrupt.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 01:42 PM
Feb 21

But they think it’s a great show and, besides his age, it’s the only show they have. If they weren’t so evil and corrupt I’d feel sorry for them.

2naSalit

(87,060 posts)
13. Either they are...
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 01:22 PM
Feb 21

Really fucking stoopid stooges or they are really sure they have this election in the bag with a steal of any kind but they are sure they will be taking over. Or both.

Turbineguy

(37,436 posts)
14. Putin should look for new stooges
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 01:28 PM
Feb 21

The republicans are not reliable partners in sabotaging the US. They are just too incompetent.

cstanleytech

(26,381 posts)
19. Well if I was in Putin's shoes I would look at grooming the owners of iHeartRadio, Fox News and other such companies.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 03:16 PM
Feb 21

Assuming of course he hasn't already recruited them as Russian assets though he might have already accomplished that given their actions over the past few decades.

live love laugh

(13,244 posts)
20. "U.S. citizen" Smirnov .... Rigghhhht
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:15 PM
Feb 21

Hope somebody looks into whether he also lived in Trump Tower aka the US home base for Russian Intelligence assets,

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