It's Not Over - House Intel Panel Calls Comey, Clapper, Rogers, Brennan, & Yates To Testify On Russia

Tyler Durden's picture

Just when you thought it was over - after Trump 'Tomahawks' Putin's pal Assad, and Tillerson trounces Lavrov - and the media had stopped the constant "Russia did it" narrative, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (which seems like as big an oxymoron as can occur) has called numerous current (and former) officials to testify once again on Russia's "active measures during the 2016 election."

As NBC Nightly News reports,

As The Hill reports, the Yates hearing would be scheduled after the Comey and Rogers appearance, slated for May 2. Former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have also been invited to testify with Yates. The timing of the two hearings has been a point of fierce partisan contention on the panel and has been one of many fights that has threatened to explode the committee's investigation.  The open panel, featuring Yates, had previously been scheduled in March, but was canceled by committee chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).

The Washington Post reported at the time that the White House sought to block her from testifying, a charge that Press Secretary Sean Spicer has denied.


Nunes said that the hearing had been nixed to make room for a closed-door briefing with Comey and Rogers — but Democrats argued that Nunes was attempting to prevent a testimony expected to be damaging to the president.


The week before, Comey in an open setting had revealed the existence of the FBI’s investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.


Reports have suggested that Yates, who was fired by Trump for refusing to defend in court his original travel ban, was expected to provide testimony that would conflict with comments from White House staff.


It was she who alerted the White House that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had misled Vice President Pence about the content of his calls to the Russian ambassador. The public revelation of those calls led to his resignation in February.

This circus is far from over.

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spastic_colon's picture

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence???? where in the hell do they make this sh!t up??


the inclusion of former Deput AG took them this long to bribe another useful idiot.

PrayingMantis's picture

... I wish CONgress is paid by the "actual" and "verified" hours they work ... that would clear the deficit ...

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

The world laughs at the Eric-Cartmanlike behavior of the US government.

Here's one to make you smile on a Friday: Maria Zakharova 'uncloaks' the CIA's Vesuvius of erupting butthurt, Mike Pompeii.

JRobby's picture

I think the public has an unlimited capacity to listen to lies that are slickly produced and delivered by the MSM.

The fact that they continue to play this moronic game and include highly ranked and placed "actors" in the kabuki indicates one of two things (and perhaps both)



CClarity's picture

Massive power outages SF and NYC this morning

- Russian hackers?

-Trump punishing sanctuary cities?

wren's picture

I'm glad they are following up on this rather than on Hillary and the Clinton Foundation who have broken outright broken laws...

We wouldn't want the real criminals going to jail now would we?

Just Another Vietnam Vet's picture


Maybe we can get to the truth this time. and get ol Bill up to testify again........

"I did not have sex with that woman, ....Miss Lweinsky ".   


And Brennon and Klapper can explain again how citizens are NOT being spied on and having phone conversations recorded, etc.

Under oath again, of course.


Is it too late to add Lowreta and Hiliary to the list ???     Whooma and Weener ????

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Shitty infrastructure suffering from underinvestment? 

Propping-up a flawed banking system and spending every cent of private tax receipts on the Department of Attack is the priority. Not bridges, hospitals or schools. /s

weburke's picture

Add to Atlanta 2 highway attacks, covered up. But obvious

IntercoursetheEU's picture

Now we're talking full-blown intellectual impairment, of the electorate that is. The politicians are likely smart enough to not really believe their own bullshit.


Volkodav's picture

       "To stop the panicked horse, to enter the burning house"

                                Nekrasov's 'Russian Woman'


Volkodav's picture


       "Are You Planning Something?"

       raised eyebrow @ 2:10

JRobby's picture

Select mean "stocked with enemies"

Permanent has no relevance in GOVT. Especially with the impending INCUMBENT BLOODBATH in NOV 2018.

Gen. Ripper's picture

Take my word on this - NO ONE WILL BE PROSECUTED

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Yeah, they need to just stop it until they're ready to be adults about things.

froze25's picture

History is certainly on your side with that.

Bavarian's picture

Mark my words - not a single shred of evidence will come of this.  This is a farce and it's not funny.

nmewn's picture

Sooo, ummm, how would Mzzz Yates have known what Flynn said to Pence was not true...hmmm?  

So we're back to square one, Low-Renta Lynch must have requested the two FISA warrants (Yates was the temp employee) and Obama would have not only known about it but getting daily updates from Susan Rice via Low-Renta.

B1G mNy's picture

That's what I'm afraid of. It sucks. A public hanging is in order.

divingengineer's picture

I disagree, I think they will find some low-level staffer and prosecute him for leaking the information about Trump. Then the whole thing will be swept under the carpet.
How can it be prosecuted when it was likely a consortium of Democrats and Republicans working in tandem to discredit the new president and his administration?

Han Cholo's picture

Unfortunately, I am forced to agree with you. 

FIAT CON's picture

Another phony investigation paid for by the tax payer. Probably. 

Yars Revenge's picture

Clinton House Intelligence Comittee

alangreedspank's picture

Trump didn't declare all out war on Syria, so the neocons are back at it.

Duc888's picture



I wonder if they're gonna have a pizza party.

froze25's picture

$60,000 worth of "Succulent hot dogs". Lets not forget about the spirit cooking, freaking satanist.

FIAT CON's picture

It seemed that in the 3rd debate when the shill was getting clobbered, she spit out the words the Russians did it,  knowing full well that she had enough corrupt people behing her to make her statement true.

SRV's picture

Nope... Little Robbie Mook threw it out there (pure David Brock slime) the Monday morning before the Dem Convention.

The DNC email leak had just been released and they needed a distraction (an excuse for the Corp Media to ignore the substance and focus on the concocted meme... and done to the letter I might add), so he started at 6:00 am on Morning Joe!

Neither one could keep a straight face (Joe just laughed and said "really, that's all you've got")... but by the next day Putin was doing all in his power to help Trump win the WH for "him"... at least that's been the corp whore position ever since (included Joe and his married mistress)! 

spastic_colon's picture

also still waiting for donny to re-up the clinton investigation.............i'm getting older by the minute.

scoutshonor's picture

It may not be over--but it sure is taking too damn long.  Fundamental rule of change--signal your intentions early by decisive action.  Same ole shit will not get the job done.  

If Trump actually intended a change of direction he has squandered much of the opportunity at this point.  What happened to we are ready to get to work 1/20/2017?

FIAT CON's picture

Just like Jack Nickolson's famous line " You can't handle the truth"

Those Fu**ers in .gov will feel the same way "America can't handle the truth about how corrupt we actually are!"

Han Cholo's picture

*nods* agree...It appears like the pubbies are too damn worried about almost half this country hating them because the might enforce the law. News flash, they will hate you anyway. There is nothing special about the people in D.C., not one fucking thing save they are world class grifters and liars.

silverer's picture

Don't forget Manny, Moe and Jack.

Aristofani's picture

When I see an Israel-gate investigation, I'll take the US poltical system more seriously.

11b40's picture

It has been scheduled for the 12th of Never.

B1G mNy's picture

Get their ass! I mean get them all including that tall lanky weasel Comey!

bshirley1968's picture

Oh, it's over......they may not know it, and you may not know it.......but it's over.

headless blogger's picture

I'm sure they are not going to let up on Trump. They have lots of plans for him.

Catahoula's picture

House, Senate, FBI,CIA, et al nothing but a GD sorry joke

lester1's picture

Why aren't they calling Susan Rice and Loretta Lynch to testify ???


Is it because they are black and can get away with playing the race card ??


Wtf !!!

Mr T's picture

Black and women and handcapped. Its called a turkey in bowling

VWAndy's picture

 Oh look! A parade of lies! Yippy.

SgtShaftoe's picture

Maybe they can start the treason and war crimes hearings while they're all in attendance.

Sometimes you just wish that meteor would come crashing through the roof.

reTARD's picture

If this is a circus, their titles should be clowns.

PhiBetaZappa's picture

I thought Ringling Bros. closed up shop.

Must have had a few full clown cars left over.

esum's picture

so at the behest of brennan, british intel fabricates a phony story, that precipitates an fbi investigaiton, and the fbi knowingly lie to the fisa court who than authorize spying on us citizens... and then susan rice gets the reports, reveals the names and passes it to 15 additional intel agencies and then mc cain says that 16 intel agencies know all about the russian connection...... 







so let me get this straight

you are going to interrogate liars and conspirators and expect to get TRUTH AND FACTS..... 

or is this just a continuation fo the FAKE NEWS to bash RUSSIA and beat the anti-Trump / war drum....