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Sat Jun 3, 2023, 07:51 PM

Chuck Grassley says the quiet part out loud

For weeks now, Rep. James Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley have been attempting to force the FBI to hand them a document known as an FD-1023 form. Officials at the FBI have been very clear in explaining to Comer and Grassley that the form is ďused by FBI agents to record unverified reporting from a confidential human source.Ē They are not made public because the claims are unverified, and it would be unfair to either the person being accused, or the accuser, to make the information public.

Anyone can make a complaint that ends up on an FD-1023. Anyone. They arenít classified documents, but then, neither is testimony before a grand jury. Such information is rarely released to the public, explicitly because it contains unverified claims. They can even contain false claims made to hurt someone with absolutely no basis in fact. As Aldous Pennyfarthing reported on Thursday, we know thatís the case here. We know that the FD-1023 form being sought by Grassley and Comer is a product of Rudy Giulianiís extended effort to smear President Joe Biden by soliciting false statements from a collection of scam artists, Russian agents, and sycophants who have admitted making false claims to curry favor with Giuliani and Donald Trump.

Everything Guiliani has claimed about Bidenís actions in Ukraine is a documented lie. Two of the men he worked with have been convicted on charges of fraud and violations of campaign finance law. Giulianiís ďstar witnessĒ recanted after he was confronted with his lies. And Giuliani has been reduced to telling fairy tales about how George Soros is trying to murder him.

The only purpose in publicly revealing the contents of this form is to continue Giulianiís effort to smear Biden with false accusations. And thatís exactly what Grassley admitted on Fox News.

Hereís Grassley making it astoundingly clear. "We are not interested in whether the allegations against Vice President Biden are accurate or not," he said.


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Reply Chuck Grassley says the quiet part out loud (Original post)
icymist Jun 2023 OP
rsdsharp Jun 2023 #1
unblock Jun 2023 #6
SCantiGOP Jun 2023 #11
elleng Jun 2023 #2
Rebl2 Jun 2023 #7
orleans Jun 2023 #12
Joinfortmill Jun 2023 #3
CentralMass Jun 2023 #4
Marcus IM Jun 2023 #5
ArizonaLib Jun 2023 #19
CTyankee Jun 2023 #8
BOSSHOG Jun 2023 #9
Rebl2 Jun 2023 #13
BOSSHOG Jun 2023 #14
Rebl2 Jun 2023 #17
Blue Owl Jun 2023 #10
usonian Jun 2023 #15
mercuryblues Jun 2023 #16
niyad Jun 2023 #18

Response to icymist (Original post)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 07:53 PM

1. It's like LBJ.

ďI know itís not true. I just want to hear him deny it.Ē

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 09:14 PM

6. May well be apocryphal, but hilarious and on-brand nevertheless

DID HE OR DIDNíT HE?Ö.This story may or may not be true, but legend has it that during one of Lyndon Johnsonís congressional campaigns he decided to spread a rumor that his opponent was a pig-fucker. LBJís campaign manager said, ďLyndon, you know he doesnít do that!Ē Johnson replied, ďI know. I just want to make him deny it.Ē

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Response to unblock (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 10:14 PM

11. Have you quit beating your wife?

Well, have you quit screwing your pig?

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 07:53 PM

2. "We are not interested in whether the allegations against Vice President Biden are accurate or not."

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 09:20 PM

7. Vice President

Biden? Does Grassley realize Biden is the President. Is Grassley confused? Maybe itís time for you to leave Grassley.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 10:37 PM

12. that jumped out at me too. "vice" president? is he being a douche? was this recorded during the obam

admin?

or is he just FUCKING CRAZY???

i'm guessing it's 1 & 3

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 08:24 PM

3. Grassley's is almost as astoundingly a fall from grace as Giuliani's.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 08:39 PM

4. I think he was always lowlife.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 09:08 PM

5. They both are scum, and always have been. n/t

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Response to Marcus IM (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 4, 2023, 05:52 PM

19. Grassley promised Obamacare will kill grandma

He was never good for anything.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 09:42 PM

8. Esp. Giuliani...he was "America's Mayor" on Sept. 11...

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 09:50 PM

9. Goodness Gracious

Iím a grumpy old veteran, deep into my retirement years and Grassley was married the year I was born. Dark Brandon is a pup compared to the senior senator from Iowa whose governor recently signed a very evil cover up the corruption bill. Whatís going on in the sacred flyover country?

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Response to BOSSHOG (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 10:48 PM

13. Flyover

country not so sacred anymore. Many corrupt republicans.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 10:52 PM

14. Was it ever sacred?

Or just a prompt for a drug addicted hateful radio hosts offering to titillate those who were easily urged to hate.

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Response to BOSSHOG (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 4, 2023, 10:07 AM

17. No not really

Not in my urban city or even the rural areas of the state.

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Sat Jun 3, 2023, 10:03 PM

10. K&R for viz

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Sun Jun 4, 2023, 01:37 AM

15. "We only want allegations, not truth"

Sums up the entire GOP cult right there.

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Sun Jun 4, 2023, 10:06 AM

16. I never knew complaints like this existed

Someone really needs to report Guiliani, in a hotel room with an underage female, fondling himself. It is even on video.

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Sun Jun 4, 2023, 10:58 AM

18. grassley has never acknowledged President Biden as President.

Does anybody besides me remember a little news piece about grassley owning part of diebold voting machines in the 2000 election, and the questionable results in TX and GA?

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