Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, November 24, 2017

For two decades, Representative Dana Rohrabacher has been of value to the Kremlin, so valuable in recent years that the F.B.I. warned him in 2012 that Russia regarded him as an intelligence source worthy of a Kremlin code name. The following year, the California Republican became even more valuable, assuming the chairmanship of the Foreign Affairs subcommittee that oversees Russia policy. He sailed to re-election again and again, even as he developed ties to Vladimir V. Putin's Russia. Then came President Trump. As revelations of Russia's campaign to influence American politics consume Washington, Mr. Rohrabacher, 70, who had no known role in the Trump election campaign, has come under political and investigative scrutiny. The F.B.I. and the Senate Intelligence Committee are each seeking to interview him about an August meeting with Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, Rohrabacher said.

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The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is said to be interested in a meeting he had last year with Michael T. Flynn, Trump's short-lived national security adviser.

At the same time, fellow Republicans -- questioning his judgment and intentions -- have moved to curtail his power as chairman of the Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats. And back home in Southern California, where Democrats and Republicans alike smell blood, the 15-term congressman is facing his toughest re-election contest in decades, with well-funded candidates from both parties lining up to unseat him.

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Russia? What is Russia? Putin? Never heard of him.

-GOP Voters

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-24 02:21 PM | Reply

The Russians have figured out the US has the best government money can buy, and they have money.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-24 02:34 PM | Reply

What a complete ------- embarrassment. A TOP Republican rightwing congressman designated a KGB code name because of his value as an intelligence asset. I don't care who he is or what Party he belongs to. Investigate him for treason and shoot him if guilty.

#3 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-11-24 03:05 PM | Reply

His code name is hemorrhoid.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2017-11-24 03:24 PM | Reply

"His code name is hemorrhoid." - Posted by Tor at 2017-11-24 03:24 PM

Or, as he's known in Moscow, геморрой.

#5 | Posted by Hans at 2017-11-24 03:34 PM | Reply

A real Reagan Republican, this guy. Were The Gipper still alive, he would have had this stooge kicked out of the GOP. If Robert Taft or Barry Goldwater were still in the Senate they would have walked over to the House chamber and caned him...

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2017-11-24 08:23 PM | Reply

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