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Thursday, March 14, 2019

The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to be made public, a symbolic action designed to pressure Attorney General William Barr into releasing as much information as possible when the probe is concluded.

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Note that four Republicans took the cowards way out by voting "Present", Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar and Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie.

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If he's truly innocent, as the koolaid has some believing, he'd be stoked to have the report made public and clear him name.

#1 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-03-14 03:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

imgur.com

#2 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2019-03-15 05:44 AM | Reply

Mitch ---------- will kill it.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-03-15 06:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

They will somehow convince right wing America that it would be wrong for Americans to see the results of Mueller's investigation, it's easy to do because they are stupid and easily controlled like the sheep they are.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-15 07:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

GOP is not fighting against this as they know there is nothing for Mueller to report. But, notice the Deep State trying to protect the Lisa Page and Peter Stzrok testimony. BTW, they just caught Fusion in another lie. Sounds more and more like Steele never even wrote the report - it was Simpson at Fusion that just used Steele to put his name on it. People are going to jail for that one and it is well deserved.

#5 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-03-15 08:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

So, upon the opening of the crossfire hurricane investigation, we had a number of discussions up through and including the Director regularly in which we were trying to find an answer to the question, right, which is, is there someone associated with the [Trump] campaign who is working with the Russians in order to obtain damaging information about Hillary Clinton," states Page.

Don't need to go at a total breakneck speed because so long as he doesn't become President, there isn't the same threat to national security, right," Page added.

"But if he becomes President, that totally changes the game."

Ohr and Page Testimony On Steele Don't Match Up

Moreover, Page contradicts Ohr's testimony regarding when she first knew about former British spy Christopher Steele's dossier. She claims in her testimony that she did not know about the dossier in August 2016, however, Ohr's testimony reveals that he delivered Steele's information to the bureau shortly after meeting with Steele. In fact, he met with former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and specifically, Page at the bureau to deliver the information.

Ohr explains that prior to that meeting with McCabe and Page he had met with Steele on July 30, 2016.

"After the July 30th meeting with Chris Steele, I wanted to provide the information he had given me to the FBI. I reached out for Andrew McCabe, at that time, Deputy Director of the FBI and somebody who had previously led the organized crime, Russian organized crime squad in New York and who I had worked with in the past, and asked if he could meet with me," he said.

"I went to his office to provide the information, and Lisa Page was there. So I provided the information to them. And some point after that, I think, I was given Peter Strzok, or somehow put in contact with Peter Strzok."

Gowdy then asks when exactly did Ohr meet Strzok and Page.

"I'm guessing it would have been in August since I met with Chris Steele at the end of July, and I'm pretty sure I would have reached out to Andrew McCabe soon afterwards."

#6 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2019-03-15 08:41 AM | Reply

" BTW, they just caught Fusion in another lie. Sounds more and more like Steele never even wrote the report"

Why does the Republican defense always boil down to You had no right to discover my wrongs...?

#7 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-03-15 09:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I bet the TeaTards like Auntie think that releasing the full transcripts of Lisa Page and Peter Strzok will be damaging to Mueller and deflect us from the truth.

Oh Contraire mon petite ami.

They are American heroes who were valiantly trying to do their jobs under tremendous pressures. They were our Watchers on the Wall. They found themselves in a terrifying situation in which it became apparent that the President elect or his Campaign was working directly with the Russians to undermine our Democracy. It humpy had lost he would probably be in jail already. Indicted at minimum. And since he won anyone investigating him was immediately put at risk. Scary enough. And since humpy is President he will now have access to the country's deepest secrets. Even scarier. Especially to an FBI agent. Whose job it is to also protect those secrets.

They have been Martyred for you so you and your Deplorable friends can come here and whine about it.

You should be ashamed.

But you are not.

And that is Sad. 😢

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-15 09:11 AM | Reply

"Why does the Republican defense always boil down to You had no right to discover my wrongs...?
#7 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

What is the wrongdoing contained in the Steele Dossier that you are referring to? The fact is that the Steele Dossier was a whole cloth creation reliant upon Michael Cohen meeting Russians in Prague - which is still steadfastly denied by Cohen. Basically, Fusion made up this document - no big deal. But, the FBI getting FISA warrants etc based on it given its known dubious origin - that is jailable.

#9 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-03-15 09:13 AM | Reply

They were our Watchers on the Wall.
#8 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

No, they were a tribe is Little Fingers. Now, that little finger is gonna be shoved up their own rectums.

#10 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-03-15 09:15 AM | Reply

"What is the wrongdoing contained in the Steele Dossier that you are referring to?"

Thus far not one single thing in the dossier has been disproven.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-15 09:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Thus far not one single thing in the dossier has been disproven.
#11 | POSTED BY DANNI

Not a single thing has been verified.....but, the whole nonsense of the Dossier is reliant upon Cohen meeting with Russian agents in Prague. I think we can put that into "Disproven" at this point. You care to revise your statement?

#12 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-03-15 09:37 AM | Reply

So the dossier ids still and unknown... and the pig is still in charge.

#13 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-03-15 09:40 AM | Reply

Is this vote actually binding?

#14 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-15 09:49 AM | Reply

Not to worry, Lindsay Gayham will block a vote in the Senate, then Nobiapravda101 will be back to deny a vote even happened in the house.
FYI, I have no issues with any members of the gay etc. community; just pointing out that it seems to me obvious Graham is being extorted by Trump. His frothing defense of Trump is quite opposite his views on Trump from 2016.

#15 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-03-15 10:04 AM | Reply

#15 | POSTED BY E1G1

The report should be made public. We need more transparency across the entire government.

#16 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-03-15 10:10 AM | Reply

" I think we can put that into "Disproven" at this point."

You thought it was disproven before you ever heard of it. Anything that casts a bad view of Trump is hereby disproven by MOSTBIASEDPOSTER.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-15 10:10 AM | Reply

You thought it was disproven before you ever heard of it. Anything that casts a bad view of Trump is hereby disproven by MOSTBIASEDPOSTER.
#17 | POSTED BY DANNI

Cohen is a cooperating witness. You think he is still lying to Mueller about this? If not, then it is disproven. Deal with it.

#18 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-03-15 10:16 AM | Reply

GOP is not fighting against this

#5 | POSTED BY NOBIASPOSTER101 AT 2019-03-15 08:06 AM | FLAG:

Then why did Lindsay Graham block it in the Senate stupid?

I mean other than the fact that Fat Nixon's balls aren't going to lick themselves.

#19 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-03-15 10:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"If not, then it is disproven. Deal with it."

We'll see if it is disproven when Mueller's report comes out. Till then it is just your very biased opinion and desire to defend Trump. That's why your handle is so ridiculous and made fun of so much.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-15 10:22 AM | Reply

We'll see if it is disproven when Mueller's report comes out.
#20 | POSTED BY DANNI

He just testified to it in front of Congress. You think he is still lying?

#21 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-03-15 10:26 AM | Reply

Steele for 20 years was head of British spies in Russia. He's the local guy James Bond would have reported to and has more integrity and credibility in his little finger than anyone of Donnie's minions.

Betting against him will not turn out well.

#22 | Posted by 88120rob at 2019-03-15 10:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#18 | Posted by nobiasposter101

Cohen also knows not to cross the Russians. He likes his coffee minus polonium.

And please post the link to where he was asked officially about this supposed meeting in Prague since his cooperation and his public denial. I know I read centrist and left leaning news but I haven't seen it.

#23 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-03-15 10:31 AM | Reply

And please post the link to where he was asked officially about this supposed meeting in Prague since his cooperation and his public denial.
#23 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

www.youtube.com

From his own mouth.

#24 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-03-15 10:44 AM | Reply


... The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to be made public, ...

Another time there was a unanimous vote in Congress regarding Mr Mueller occurred when he was confirmed by the Senate to be the Director of the FBI.

#25 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-03-15 11:21 AM | Reply

Get these f••king Russians OFF here!

Their STUPIDITY is embarrassing.

#26 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2019-03-15 11:26 AM | Reply

"The fact is that the Steele Dossier was a whole cloth creation..."

I stopped right there. Too much idiocy.

#27 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-03-15 11:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


Looks like it's time for a report...

The Steele Dossier: A Retrospective
www.lawfareblog.com

...The dossier compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele remains a subject of fascination -- or, depending on your perspective, scorn. Indeed, it was much discussed during former FBI Director Jim Comey's testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 7. Published almost two years ago by BuzzFeed News in January 2017, the document received significant public attention, first for its lurid details regarding Donald Trump's pre-presidential alleged sexual escapades in Russia and later for its role in forming part of the basis for the government's application for a FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page.

Our interest in revisiting the compilation that has come to be called the "Steele Dossier" concerns neither of those topics, at least not directly. Rather, we returned to the document because we wondered whether information made public as a result of the Mueller investigation -- and the passage of two years -- has tended to buttress or diminish the crux of Steele's original reporting.

The dossier is actually a series of reports -- 16 in all -- that total 35 pages. Written in 2016, the dossier is a collection of raw intelligence. Steele neither evaluated nor synthesized the intelligence. He neither made nor rendered bottom-line judgments. The dossier is, quite simply and by design, raw reporting, not a finished intelligence product.

In that sense, the dossier is similar to an FBI 302 form or a DEA 6 form. Both of those forms are used by special agents of the FBI and DEA, respectively, to record what they are told by witnesses during investigations. The substance of these memoranda can be true or false, but the recording of information is (or should be) accurate. In that sense, notes taken by a special agent have much in common with the notes that a journalist might take while covering a story -- the substance of those notes could be true or false, depending on what the source tells the journalist, but the transcription should be accurate. ...

As we noted, our interest is in assessing the Steele dossier as a raw intelligence document, not a finished piece of analysis. The Mueller investigation has clearly produced public records that confirm pieces of the dossier. And even where the details are not exact, the general thrust of Steele's reporting seems credible in light of what we now know about extensive contacts between numerous individuals associated with the Trump campaign and Russian government officials.

However, there is also a good deal in the dossier that has not been corroborated in the official record and perhaps never will be -- whether because it's untrue, unimportant or too sensitive. As a raw intelligence document, the Steele dossier, we believe, holds up well so far. But surely there is more to come from Mueller's team. We will return to it as the public record develops....


I left out lots of the many details and deep dives in the article. Worth a read, imo.


#28 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-03-15 11:50 AM | Reply

www.vox.com

Did Trump lawyer Michael Cohen secretly visit Prague to meet with Russians in 2016? The future of Donald Trump's presidency could hinge on whether the answer to that question is yes.

That's because the claim that such a meeting happened is one of the most specific claims in Christopher Steele's dossier alleging collusion between the Trump team and Russia to influence the 2016 election -- and because, since the very first day that dossier was publicly released, Cohen has adamantly denied taking any such trip, and Trump's team has relied on that denial to dispute the dossier's accuracy. "I have never been to Prague in my life. #fakenews," Cohen tweeted on January 10, 2017, hours after the dossier was posted.

Yet a new report from McClatchy's Peter Stone and Greg Gordon claims that special counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that Cohen did, in fact, enter Prague through Germany at the height of the 2016 campaign, in "August or early September."

well...we now know that is a steaming pile of --------. Critical specific claim (one of the few) blown out of the water.

#29 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-03-15 11:56 AM | Reply

we now know that is a steaming pile of --------

How do you know Cohen didn't go to Prague?

#30 | Posted by JOE at 2019-03-15 12:08 PM | Reply

How do you know Cohen didn't go to Prague?
#30 | POSTED BY JOE

1.) Because he just testified to it
2.) Because if Mueller had evidence as stated above, then there is zero chance Cohen makes that statement in front of Congress

Admit it, you got played on the Steele Dossier. The only thing like hooker pee was Fusion GPS plopping a ----------------- on your chest.

#31 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-03-15 12:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Because he just testified to it

But Trump says Cohen is a convicted liar and can't be trusted. Why do you believe Cohen?

if Mueller had evidence as stated above, then there is zero chance Cohen makes that statement in front of Congress

You don't know that Mueller showed all his cards to Cohen. Cohen is a small fish compared to Flynn and Manafort.

Time will tell. Anyone claiming to "know" something like whether Cohen went to Prague at this point is a hack. That obviously includes you.

#32 | Posted by JOE at 2019-03-15 12:14 PM | Reply


@#31 ... Admit it, you got played on the Steele Dossier. ...

More like you're trying to play everyone here.

Presuming what you say is correct (big presumption), that one little aspect of the dossier being wrong does not make the entire dossier wrong.

Indeed, a lot of it has been shown to be correct.

But keep waving your arms to warn everyone.... :)

#33 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-03-15 12:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#31 | POSTED BY NOBIASPOSTER101

How can people be "played" by a report that has had many parts proven fact and no parts proven false?

#34 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-03-15 12:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"But while Trump has dismissed the dossier as "fake news" and its biggest claims remain unproven, many other aspects have held up well over the last two years.'

time.com

#35 | Posted by Corky at 2019-03-15 12:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Trump says ‘there should be no Mueller report' a day after House unanimously votes to make it public"

www.cnbc.com

Finally he's the Rebel all the alt righter thought he was!

All it took was threatening to expose him.

#36 | Posted by Corky at 2019-03-15 02:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The dossier has been proven correct many times over

#37 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-03-15 11:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

NOPE!!

#38 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2019-03-16 12:24 PM | Reply

By "NOPE" I mean the Mueller Report will NEVER see the light in public. Russia will see to it.

#39 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2019-03-16 12:30 PM | Reply

#37 - History will eventally prove the Dossier to be the cornerstone of Trump's downfall. You are correct.

#40 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2019-03-16 12:34 PM | Reply

can't wait for the fat lady to sing.

#41 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2019-03-16 10:41 PM | Reply

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