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Sat Oct 29, 2016, 12:32 PM

Hypocrisy - Daily Beast - "GOP Blocks Probes Into Trump-Russia Tie"

While Russia, Er, Republicans go on television and complain about Hillary's use of personal e-mail constituting a security threat, watch the MSM ignore Republican efforts to kill any examination of ties between Trump and Russia.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/30/gop-blocks-probes-into-trump-russia-ties.html

Suspicion is mounting about Donald Trumpís ties to Russian officials and business interests, as well as possible links between his campaign and the Russian hacking of U.S. political organizations. But GOP leaders have refused to support efforts by Democrats to investigate any possible Trump-Russia connections, which have been raised in news reports and closed-door intelligence briefings. And without their support, Democrats, as the minority in both chambers of Congress, cannot issue subpoenas to potential witnesses and have less leverage to probe Trump.

Privately, Republican congressional staff told The Daily Beast that Trump and his aidesí connections to Russian officials and businesses interests havenít gone unnoticed and are concerning. And GOP lawmakers have reviewed Democratsí written requests to the FBI that it investigate Trump before they were made public.

But the lawmakers in both chambers have declined to sign on to them. Republicans have no appetite to launch inquiries into their partyís presidential nominee, and they continue to believe the FBI flubbed its investigation into Clinton and her aides, who should have been charged with mishandling government secrets, the staffers said.

Instead Republican lawmakers appear far more interested in probing Hillary Clintonís use of a private email server, nearly three months after the Justice Department declined to press charges against her or her aides. FBI Director James Comey has been called to testify to Congress three times about the email investigation, and Republicans have launched a separate inquiry into whether the former secretary of State committed perjury when she testified before Congress about her unorthodox communications system. As a result, Clinton is likely to face relentless grilling on Capitol Hill from now until Election Day, but Trump can rest assured that his fellow partisans will go easy on him.


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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 12:39 PM

1. hmmm, i thought they were all about transparency?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 12:43 PM

2. None dare call it treason

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Response to Hekate (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 02:49 PM

3. It is Affirmative Action for Rich White Males

They have to make things twice as hard for the poor, minorities, women, but if something negative comes out about them, then whine about bias.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 03:10 PM

4. Thanks for posting, thought I had heard Repubs were dragging feet on investigating Trump/Russia

Disgusting conclusion to this article- "Trump can rest assured that his fellow partisans will go easy on him"

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