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Toothless Congress Threatens Swampers w/ Worthless Contemp Charges

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At least California Congressman Devin Nunes is actually trying to make the system work.

But if history has taught us anything, a Contempt of Congress charge levied against you (especially if you’re a Hillary-supporter backer) is about as threatening as a Cockapoo happily greeting you at the front door.

And yes, I’m referring to the completely useless 2012 Contempt of Congress resolution that went after ex-Attorney General Eric Holder regarding his “stonewalling” the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as they investigated the Obama Administration’s failed Operation Fast and Furious.

Perhaps proving that everything old is new again, the Daily Caller is reporting that Rep. Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has instructed Committee staff to begin drawing up a Contempt of Congress resolution against Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

Nunes set a Monday deadline for the DOJ and FBI to comply with the committee’s list of demands, which includes requests for interviews with Rosenstein, Wray, and deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe as well as documents related to the anti-Trump dossier written by former British spy Christopher Steele.

Committee Republicans have tried in vain for months to force the DOJ and FBI to provide details of the Russia investigation, including how much it relied on the uncorroborated dossier to form the basis of its probe.



But the final straw for Nunes appears to be the bombshell revelation that FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok was kicked off of Mueller’s team over the summer after it was discovered that he exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his mistress, an FBI lawyer named Lisa Page who also worked on Mueller’s team.

Page, the lawyer who exchanged the texts with Strzok, worked under McCabe at the FBI.

Committee Republicans have issued subpoenas to Wray and Rosenstein — first on Aug. 24 — in an attempt to force the two to provide information about how the FBI and DOJ handled the Steele dossier, which was commissioned by opposition research firm Fusion GPS and funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC.

In case you’re wondering whatever happened to Holder and his contempt charge, that died a whimpering death.

After a 19-month review, Holder was cleared by… wait for it, Holder’s own Department of Justice’s office of the Inspector General.

Obama-holdover acting Atty General defies Trump immigration order

Sally Yates (Wiki)
Sally Yates (Wiki)

It certainly didn’t take long for Obama leftover Sally Yates to defy her direct superior.

While the final vote for Attorney General designate Jeff Sessions flounders in the US Senate, thanks to the Establishment Republicans and almost every Democrat, the Department of Justice has been ordered not to enforce President Trump’s Executive Order regarding citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations entering the United States.

As reported by The Hill;

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates sent a letter Monday ordering the Justice Department not to defend President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees in court, the New York Times reports.

“At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful,” Yates  reportedly wrote in the letter.

The White House did not immediately comment on Yates’ order.

Yates’s decision suggests she does not want to put the credibility of the Justice Department behind the order, which is expected to be challenged in court.
The acting attorney general will be replaced within days, assuming President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), is confirmed.
Sessions would then enforce the order, though it is possible the Trump White House could replace Yates in the interim with someone else at Justice who would be asked to defend the order.

The executive order Trump signed on Friday bars Syrian refugees indefinitely and denies entry for 90 days for all individuals from Syria and six other predominantly Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen.

A federal judge in New York on Saturday granted a request from the American Civil Liberties Union, filed on behalf of two Iraqi men who were detained at John F. Kennedy Airport, to temporarily block the order.

Senior adviser to the President Stephen Miller said the move by Yates is a “demonstration of how politicized process has become” on MSNBC.

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Sharpton calls for federalization of local cops, DoJ answers call

He’s been called Barack Obama‘s go-to guy as well as the effectual race ambassador for the Oval Office. Whatever unofficial tag has been bestowed to Al Sharpton by the legacy media, few argue that the New York City-based community organizer and MSNBC talk show host has recently been heavily leaned on by the White House to placate angered individuals believing they’ve been the victims of police brutality. During Sharpton’s latest foray into the riot-rocked city of Baltimore, the reverend without a church raised both eyebrows and hackles when he recently called for all LEOs (Law Enforcement Organizations) in the United States to come under the direct control of the federal government.

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