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Friday, June 22, 2018

A top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he believes longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone and an associate "lied through their teeth" when they testified before his panel and they both should be investigated for perjury. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., made the comments about Stone and another one-time Trump adviser, Michael Caputo, during an interview for the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery." Swalwell focused on recent revelations that, at Caputo's instigation, Stone met during the 2016 campaign in Florida with a Russian immigrant and sometime FBI informant named Henry Greenberg who offered "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.

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Neither Stone nor Caputo mentioned the meeting when they testified last year before the House Intelligence Committee about their contacts with Russians -- a failure that both men have attributed to the fact that they had forgotten about it.

"And so to say that there was 'failure of memory' by both individuals to recall this meeting, I just don't buy it," Swalwell told Yahoo News' chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff and editor in chief Daniel Klaidman.

"I think they just lied through their teeth to protect the fact that they were willing and eager to take a meeting with Russians who were offering dirt," he added.

Swalwell added that he and other committee Democrats, led by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the ranking member on the panel, have pushed to have transcripts of closed door testimony of Stone and Caputo sent to special counsel Robert Mueller, but they have been blocked from doing so by the committee chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

Stone and Caputo have been "shielded by Republicans who will not allow Mueller's team to see the transcripts," Swalwell said.

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I had been wondering when Mr Stone and Mr Caputo would garner this level of attention for their Congressional testimony.

I could not figure out how they had remained immune to the selective amnesia epidemic that seems to be plaguing those in the Trump campaign and administration.

..."I think they just lied through their teeth to protect the fact that they were willing and eager to take a meeting with Russians who were offering dirt,"...

Well, that would explain it.

 

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-06-22 10:40 AM | Reply

No no no.

They didn't lie.

They just misremembered.

Like Jarvanka who is on revision #148,376 of his ethics form.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2018-06-22 10:42 AM | Reply


... they have been blocked from doing so by the committee chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. ...

And Rep Nunes continues to abdicate his Constitutional oversight responsibility in order to be a lap dog for Pres Trump.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-06-22 10:58 AM | Reply

Devin Nunes is a traitor and is up to his slimey eyebrows in Russian collusion.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2018-06-22 12:30 PM | Reply

It's getting more and more pathetic to hear righties downplay the Russian thing. It's to the point that they're likely trying to convince themselves more than anybody else.

🙈🙉🙊

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2018-06-22 01:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Watch Stone and Caputo on TV and it becomes clear they are too clever by half. They carefully answered questions that left room for ambiguity. The way to beat these guys is not to ask "did you ever meet with any Russian agents?" But to ask "did you ever meet with any Russians?"

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2018-06-23 07:06 AM | Reply

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