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The Morning Briefing: Rep. Doug Collins Dumps Testimony Transcripts

The Morning Briefing: Rep. Doug Collins Dumps Testimony Transcripts
Attorney General Loretta Lynch pauses while speaking about the ambush-style killing of two Des Moines, Iowa police officers, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at the Justice Department in Washington. Lynch called shootings yet another in a “series of senseless attacks” and said “violence has no place in the United States of America.” (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Good Tuesday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president has lunch with the vice president
  • President Trump participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with the leaders of the Freely Associated States

Collins does a testimony dump

Last night, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released a boatload of closed-door testimony transcripts.

“The American people deserve transparency,” Collins said in a statement Monday. “They deserve to know what transpired in the highest levels of the FBI at the origin of the probe of President Trump’s campaign.”

“Out of an abundance of caution, these transcripts have a limited number of narrowly tailored redactions, relating only to confidential sources and methods, non-public information about ongoing investigations and non-material personal information,” Collins said.

Here are all the transcripts if you want to read them for yourselves, I haven’t read them all yet.

I started reading the Loretta Lynch transcript and she denies telling Twitter personality and fired FBI Director James Comey to call the Hillary Clinton investigation a “matter.” Remember that? Who is the liar here?

Also reported: It was Andrew McCabe who fired Peter Strzok from the Mueller team, according to McCabe’s testimony. Curiously, Strzok did not mention it was McCabe who fired him when he testified.


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McGahn ain’t testifying

It’s not happening. FILL IN THE BLANK: Take your subpoena and __________ it.

“Mr. McGahn understands from your prior correspondence that the Committee would vote to hold him in contempt should he not appear tomorrow and the House of Representatives may follow suit,” McGahn’s attorney William  Burck wrote in the letter, which was obtained by The Hill Monday evening.

“While we disagree with the Committee’s position and hope it will instead seek an accommodation with the White House, Mr. McGahn also must honor his ethical and legal obligations as a former senior lawyer and senior advisor to the President. In short, it is our view that the Committee’s dispute is not with Mr. McGahn but with the White House,” Burck added.

McGahn testified for 30 hours for the Mueller witch hunt and the Mueller harpies were unable to bring charges against the president. The only reason to get McGahn to testify is to create a spectacle, provide sound clips for the media vultures to chomp on during their nightly drum circles or force McGahn into some kind of perjury charge. That’s it.

Do you notice the media is not covering the actual information in the Mueller report? They only talk about these satellite issues like A.G. Barr or releasing the minuscule amount of redacted information in the report. Also, does anyone know if Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) has filed a lawsuit to force the release of the grand jury testimony he demands to see? If not, why not? And one more thing — when is Mueller testifying? Why doesn’t Nadler have that nailed down?


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Amash gone wild, the day after

Okay, so it’s like two days after. Yesterday I asked the question “Justin Amash: WTF is wrong with you?” Amash (“R”-Mich.) a pretend libertarian who doesn’t care about the government’s abuse of power and civil liberties violations when they are launched against someone slapping tariffs on Chinese goods, decided to share with all the Twidiots out there that he thought Barr misrepresented the Mueller report and Trump should be impeached. Well, guess what? Mr. Amash has a primary challenger now.  The Freedom Caucus is none too happy with him either.

The House Freedom Caucus on Monday night formally condemned one of its founding members for declaring that President Trump committed impeachable offenses, but stopped short of kicking Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) out of the hard-line conservative group.

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee and a former chairman of the Freedom Caucus, said that every single member in attendance during a weekly caucus meeting was unified in their opposition toward Amash’s comments. The group, which took a show of hands, needs the support of 80 percent of its members to take a formal position on an issue.

“It was every single person who totally disagrees with what he says,” Jordan said after the meeting.

They should have kicked him out.


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Other morsels:

The Surreal Life of George Papadopoulos

U.S. Intel Warns Iran Plotting ‘Tactical Surprise’ Attacks in Gulf

Progressives in the UK are throwing milkshakes now

Austrian SpyGate? Nationalist Vice-Chancellor Resigns after Video Shows Alleged Corruption Involving ‘Niece of Russian Oligarch’

Prosecutors: Shooter who attacked Tennessee church wanted to kill at least 10 white people

Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium, officials say

Ohio middle school students under investigation for allegedly putting bodily fluids in teacher’s crepes

How obnoxious. Instagram user calls out Oprah for not paying off students’ debt after speech, Queen of Talk responds

Report claims thousands of North Korean women sold into sex slavery in China

Hillary Clinton Weighs in on Trump’s Handling of Iran

Hawley to Propose ‘Do Not Call’ List for Internet Tracking

Too Wonder-ful: DC Comics issues cease and desist on AOC comic book

Palestinians to US on peace conference: Pound sand

Measles on the Move—Outbreak Spreads Beyond New York

Al Jazeera tougher on anti-Semitism than the U.S. Congress. Al Jazeera journalists suspended after posting anti-Semitic video about Holocaust

DOJ reveals name of ex-US attorney accused of sexual misconduct after BuzzFeed lawsuit

Kobach gave list of demands to White House for ‘immigration czar’ job: report

Elderly Disabled USGS Employee Reported Harassment, Then Was Investigated For Hanging Official Photos Of President Trump

Missile Strike Hits Close To US Embassy In Baghdad

Pollsters rush to patch fraying methods for Trump’s reelection race

Lindsey Graham warns of ‘overwhelming military response’ if Iran attacks American interests

Come on, man. Thief steals chemo medication from patient’s porch

U.S. Census Bureau under fire for hiring registered child sex offender as a manager

Former Police Detective: Department Had ‘Marching Orders’ Not to Arrest Catholic Priests

Pork farmers in China hit hard by swine fever

NRA helps sheriffs fight gun laws in Second Amendment ‘sanctuaries’

Sit down and shut up. Google’s Eric Schmidt: Breaking up Big Tech would be ‘illegal’ and harmful to consumers

AFL-CIO tweets Marxist video calling to ‘seize the means of production’

Jeff Daniels says it’s the ‘end of democracy’ if Trump wins again in 2020

Fifth child dies after arriving at US border from Guatemala since December

Judge rules in favor of House Democrats’ efforts to obtain Trump’s financial records from former accounting firm

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!