Lawmakers Make Criminal Referral on Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ on Steele Dossier

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#1 Posted by airraidjet (834 posts) -

BREAKING: Lawmakers Make Criminal Referral on Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ on Steele Dossier

Obama officials and FBI embattled agents also targeted for possible violations of federal law

Congressional lawmakers made a criminal referral Wednesday to the Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions against former senior-level Obama administration officials, including employees of the FBI connected with the unverified dossier alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as well as those involved in the warrants used to spy on a former Trump campaign volunteer, this reporter has learned. The lawmakers also made a criminal referral on former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and threats made by her DOJ against the FBI informant, who provided the bureau with information on the Russian nuclear industry and the approval in 2010 to sell roughly 20 percent of American uranium mining assets to Russia.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, along with nine other colleagues sent the letter Wednesday to Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray criminally referring former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for their involvement in the investigations into President Trump and alleged violations of federal law. FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and his paramour FBI lawyer Lisa Page, whose anti-Trump text messages obtained by the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, were also included in the referral.

“We write to refer the following individuals for investigation of potential violation(s) of federal statutes,” states the letter obtained by this reporter. “In doing so, we are especially mindful of the dissimilar degrees of zealousness that has marked the investigations into Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, respectively. Because we believe that those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American, we want to be sure that the potential violations of law outlined below are vetted appropriately.”

The criminal referral also raises significant concerns regarding the Steele dossier, and the “presentation of false and/or unverified information to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in connection with the former Trump aide Carter Page warrant application to conduct surveillance through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).” Page worked as a volunteer advisor for the Trump campaign and the information in the dossier was used in bulk by the FBI to obtain the warrants to spy on him.

“Accordingly, we refer to DOJ all DOJ and FBI personnel responsible for signing the Carter Page warrant application that contained unverified and/or false information for possible violation(s) of 18 USC 242 and 18 USC 1505 and 1515b,” the criminal referral states. It refers to a letter drafted by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to Sessions this March.

The lawmakers noted that Comey “engaged in questionable conduct vis-à-vis President Donald Trump,” and referred to an article reported by The New York Times, in May 2017, which highlighted memos leaked by Comey to a friend that was given to the paper. In the criminal referral letter, the lawmakers state that “Comey wrote memoranda detailing alleged conversations between himself and President Trump, creating ‘a paper trail’ for ‘documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation.’

The New York Times article reports that Comey “created similar memos – including some that are classified – about every phone call and meeting he had with the president,” the letter states.

More here: https://saraacarter.com/breaking-lawmakers-make-criminal-referral-on-clinton-comey-lynch-to-doj-on-steele-dossier/

This is massive.

The Deep State is now in DEEP $HIT.

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#3 Edited by tjandmia (1025 posts) -

1. There is no such thing as a deep state.

2. This is deflection from the trump administration.

3. This is a stupid right wing propaganda site.

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#4 Edited by Gaming-Planet (19484 posts) -
@tjandmia said:

1. There is no such thing as a deep state.

2. This is deflection from the trump administration.

3. This is a stupid right wing propaganda site.

The deep state just refers to career politicians that are unaffected by administration changes like the CIA, Pentagon, NSA, etc that influence policy. It's the lack of checks and balances that gives them the name "deep state."

Clinton is not a deep state, just a shill for the deep state.

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#5 Posted by KittenNose (2456 posts) -

I still find it freaking weird that folks are using proof of the establishment's collusion with Russia to allege that trump colluded with Russia. Can't we lock them all up?

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#6 Edited by Serraph105 (32573 posts) -

Googled Clinton, 11 house members have signed a letter calling on Jeff Sessions to prosecute Clinton and others mentioned. I'm assuming that 11 members out of 435 doesn't carry much legal weight.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/18/17252290/desantis-letter-prosecute-clinton-comey

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#7 Posted by PraetorianMan (1914 posts) -

@airraidjet said:

More here: https://saraacarter.com/breaking-lawmakers-make-criminal-referral-on-clinton-comey-lynch-to-doj-on-steele-dossier/

This is massive.

The Deep State is now in DEEP $HIT.

lol no it isn't, and no its not.

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#8 Posted by deactivated-5b1e62582e305 (30778 posts) -

This is just grandstanding.

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#9 Posted by Baconstrip78 (1029 posts) -

@airraidjet: So massive that the only place where it is headlining is some “news” site I’ve never heard of.

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#10 Posted by LJS9502_basic (164623 posts) -

LOL the desperation is real......

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#11 Posted by theone86 (21974 posts) -

In other words, republicons are afraid that Mueller is close to having a real case against their dear leader and they're ramping up their efforts to end his investigation before they actually have to either do something to punish him for actual transgressions or look like the completely unprincipled shills they are.

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#12 Posted by comp_atkins (35150 posts) -

herp herp fake news

herp derp witch hunt

herp herp unamerikan

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#13 Posted by HEATHEN75 (304 posts) -

@theone86 said:

In other words, republicons are afraid that Mueller is close to having a real case against their dear leader and they're ramping up their efforts to end his investigation before they actually have to either do something to punish him for actual transgressions or look like the completely unprincipled shills they are.

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#14 Edited by Zaryia (5398 posts) -

What will they be indicted for?

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#15 Posted by judaspete (2551 posts) -

@zaryia said:

What will they be indicted for?

HAHAHAHA!!! And that is the million dollar question.

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#16 Posted by nintendoboy16 (35115 posts) -

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