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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Today, Ranking Members Elijah E. Cummings and Adam Schiff of the House Oversight and Intelligence Committees sent a letter requesting that Chairmen Trey Gowdy and Devin Nunes transcribe an interview they have scheduled for later this week with a "confidential informant" in the Uranium One investigation -- particularly after the Justice Department provided a key briefing to the Committees directly contradicting Republican claims against Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "Over the past several months, Republicans have been talking directly to this individual while refusing to grant Democratic Members access, despite multiple requests," the Ranking Members wrote. "During this same time period, Republicans have been making wild and unsubstantiated allegations against Secretary Clinton on national television based on this individual's information. In contrast, the Department of Justice has now provided us with a detailed briefing that directly contradicts these Republican allegations."

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In their letter today, the Democrats revealed that on December 15, 2017, senior officials from the Department of Justice conducted an unclassified briefing for Democratic and Republican staff on the Oversight and Intelligence Committees on the activities of the confidential informant during the investigation and prosecution of Vadim Mikerin.

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Most importantly, Justice Department officials explained that this individual never provided any evidence or made any allegations regarding Secretary Clinton or the Clinton Foundation in any of their interactions with him.

They stated unequivocally: "at no point did [the individual] provide any allegation of corruption, illegality, or impropriety on Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, President Clinton, the Uranium One deal, or CFIUS." They also confirmed that there were "no allegations of impropriety or illegality" regarding Secretary Clinton in any of the documents they reviewed.

"This key information from the Justice Department is directly at odds with the wild claims made by Republicans alleging that your informant would directly implicate Secretary Clinton by proving a Russian ‘quid pro quo' for orchestrating the unanimous decision in 2010 by all nine member agencies of CFIUS regarding Uranium One," Cummings and Schiff wrote. "For the reasons set forth above, we believe it is critical to have a transcript made of our interview with your confidential informant later this week."

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-07 12:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Polly Sigh‏ @dcpoll

Who could've predicted that the Uranium One-Hillary conspiracy [perpetuated by the EXACT same people behind the Troopergate] would crashed and burned within days of the Nunes memo fail? The FBI informant HRC-haters were hanging their hopes on just got slammed by the DOJ.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-07 01:27 PM | Reply

Cummings and Schiff interviewed the informant personally over the phone in a conference call. My sources say that informant identified himself only as Phil Mc Crevis.

#3 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-02-07 06:03 PM | Reply

"In contrast, the Department of Justice has now provided us with a detailed briefing that directly contradicts these Republican allegations."

Nunes is quite a piece of work, isn't he?

Too bad no one exists who could reign in his idiocy, like, say a Speaker of the House.

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-02-07 06:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Too bad no one exists who could reign in his idiocy, like, say a Speaker of the House.

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-02

One of the ways I explain the extreme placidity and connivances of the GOP Congress is that a lot more are on the take from Russia than we know.

Examine Nunes's bank accounts. I'll bet they have a tale to tell.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-07 06:09 PM | Reply

Examine Nunes's bank accounts. I'll bet they have a tale to tell.

#5 | Posted by Zed

While you are at it let's see HIS non-biased texts.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-08 05:31 PM | Reply

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