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Sun Mar 5, 2017, 04:36 PM

Schiff: FBI Walled Off Details of Russia Probe From Congress (Comey working overtime 4 GOP again?)

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-03-02/house-committee-accuses-fbi-of-withholding-information-about-russia-probe

The top Democrat on the House committee probing Russia's efforts to interfere with the U.S. election on Thursday accused FBI Director James Comey of withholding crucial information from lawmakers.

"I would say at this point we know less than a fraction of what the FBI knows," Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told reporters Thursday after a briefing with Comey at the Capitol.

"I appreciate we had a long briefing and testimony from the director today, but in order for us to do our investigation in a thorough and credible way, we're going to need the FBI to fully cooperate, to be willing to tell us the length and breadth of any counterintelligence investigations they are conducting," Schiff said. "At this point, the director was not willing to do that."

Schiff said during the briefing, which lasted more than three hours, there were areas of the investigation Comey "walled off" from discussions with lawmakers.

"Those walls are going to have to come down if we are going to do our job," he said. "And we're better off getting that through the voluntary cooperation of the FBI than having to contemplate whether we need to subpoena the FBI."
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Reply Schiff: FBI Walled Off Details of Russia Probe From Congress (Comey working overtime 4 GOP again?) (Original post)
Bill USA Mar 2017 OP
NRaleighLiberal Mar 2017 #1
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #2
Bill USA Mar 2017 #3
Sienna86 Mar 2017 #4
Bill USA Mar 2017 #5
titaniumsalute Mar 2017 #6
flamingdem Mar 2017 #7

Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 04:38 PM

1. less than a fraction. Meaning this is really huge (if the info can be obtained)

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 04:38 PM

2. Some folks want to think Comey is a good guy who will come through for justice

and the right thing, eventually.

I am not one of them. Never, not ever, trust a republican. It is sickening Obama appointed him in the first place because Obama had to be seen as bipartisan.

No Comey, no stolen election.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 04:52 PM

3. "post partisan politics" is dead. I think most Democrats know that fantasy must be buried for



...the party to have any future. Perez has said “We lead with our values and we lead with our actions" ... In other words, state what the Democratic party is for, and commit to those objectives.



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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 06:05 PM

4. The FBI should not share ongoing investigations with anyone

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Response to Sienna86 (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 06:31 PM

5. Just like Comey didn't disclose reopening investigation of HRC 11 days before the election..LOL!

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/10/james-comey-clinton-emails/505790/



I think when there is a potential current and ongoing threat to national security Congress can ask questions and get answers of the FBI. -- but if they can't, then we need a special prosecutor.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 06:40 PM

6. A serious question though

IF the FBI is in the middle of an investigation how much would they share with the House/Senate Intel Communities? If the Intel groups on the right decided to share the info with the President or Admin that would be devastating to the investigation.

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 08:15 PM

7. Yes, Schumer indirectly commented on Schiff saying that

some things are not going to be available to the Intel Comms

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