An Angry Senator Grassley Lashes Out At FBI, DOJ In Fiery Senate Floor Speech

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Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) blasted the FBI and Senate Democrats on Wednesday for their unwillingness to fairly investigate Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration, stating that the Democrats on the committee he oversees "only want to talk about [President] Trump." 


In a fiery speech to the Senate, Grassley lambasted Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democrats for "a double standard here in the way that they desperately want to go after the president but ignore all other potential wrongdoing in the previous administration."

He then tore into the credibility of the Justice Department and the FBI, pointing out that the veteran FBI agent placed in charge of both the Clinton investigation and the Trump-Russia, Peter Strzok, is wildly anti-Trump. Grassley insisted that both the Trump-Russia investigation and the Clinton email investigation are intricately connected to the firing of the former FBI Director James Comey, so they must be investigated together. From his speech:

There are two major controversies plaguing the credibility of the Justice Department and the FBI right now. On the one hand the Trump Russia investigation, and then on the other hand the handling of the Clinton investigation. Any congressional oversight related to either one of these topics is not credible without also examining the other. Both cases were active during last year's campaign. Both cases have been linked to the firing of the FBI Director.

 

These questions go to the heart of the integrity of our federal law enforcement and justice system.  

Grassley grilled Dianne Feinstein next for telling him that she would not participate in any investigations into Hillary Clinton's emails, despite stating earlier in the year that she wanted to get to the bottom of whether Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked James Comey to downgrade the seriousness of Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information by referring to it as a "matter" instead of an investigation. 

"[T]he ranking member [Feinstein] has told me plainly she won't join any investigation of the oversight of the Clinton e-mail investigations...   ...Even on Trump-Russia oversight where we have been able to cooperate a great deal, there have been similar problems." -Rep. Grassley 

When it came to the topic of obstruction, Grassley pointed to the fact that Hillary Clinton's use of 'Bleach Bit' to delete 33,000 emails under subpoena appears be a clear case of obstruction, however when it came to Trump he said "So far, I have seen no credible evidence that President Trump has told anyone to lie. I have also seen no credible evidence that he or his aides have destroyed records being sought by investigators. 

Grassley even placed an article by liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz in the Congressional record which asserts that Trump did not commit obstruction - because even if the President did fire Comey over the Russia investigation, "the president cannot be charged with a crime for merely exercising his authority under Article 2 of the constitution. This authority includes firing the director of the FBI for whatever reason or no reason"

In light of the mounting body of evidence that FBI officials were clearly covering for Clinton while gunning for Trump, one can understand why the President wanted Comey gone.  As another example of Feinstein's stonewalling, Grassley pointed to her refusal to fully investigate the "salacious and unverified" Trump-Russia dossier:

[A]ll year I have wanted to learn more about the origins of the dossier that largely kick started the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign. In july, the ranking member [Feinstein] joined me in a bipartisan letter seeking voluntary cooperation from the firm that produced the dossier. The dossier was based largely on Russian sources within Russia and was put together by a former british spy. It made salacious and unverified claims about trump. The company responsible for producing it, Fusion GPS, was uncooperative.

 

In response to our bipartisan request, it dumped on the committee about 32,000 pages of press clippings and 8,000 pages that were entirely blank. Since then, it has provided zero additional documents. The founder of Fusion GPS Initially indicated he would rely on his fifth amendment right against self-incrimination rather than testify at the committee hearing in july. He later agreed to a private staff interview but refused to answer dozens of key questions. I would like to compel him to answer questions and compel him to provide the documents that senator Feinstein and I both asked him in July to provide voluntarily, but under our committee rules, I don't have the authority to do that on my own.

It should be pointed out that the House Intel Committee chaired by Devin Nunes (R-CA) has made much more progress with Fusion GPS, after the House found out that Fusion agreed to provide them with bank records, only to withhold 112 transactions relevant to the Russia probe. Due to this, the House is now demanding bank transfers to Fusion with other law firms in addition to the DNC's council at Perkins Coie and Hostelter. Because of Fusion's ommission of the banking transactions - effectively lying, the House committee is now arguing that the use of law firms to conceal payments to operatives is now fair game and relevant to their investigation. 

While Grassley's speech focused on Democrat efforts to hamstring Senate investigations, Feinstein told CNN on Monday that Grassley had similarly refused to sign her letters requesting more information on actions taken by the Trump campaign, saying "We want him to sign on. I think there's an effort ... not to go deeply," adding "I hadn't realized it before. But I realize it now. And we're going to have to find a way to deal with it."

Grassley shot back yesterday, stating "[Democrats] complain publicly and they complain privately that I'm not doing enough to investigate obstruction. But obstruction of justice is a legal term of art. It is a conclusion not evidence. ...I do not make my conclusions first and try to shoehorn the facts to fit my conclusions. 
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WTFUD's picture

Probe Hillary!

Tallest Skil's picture

With a noose.

"That metaphor doesn't w–"

I don't care. The Constitution is clear.

ThanksChump's picture

Hang 'em all.

 

Long rope futures.

nmewn's picture

"When it came to the topic of obstruction, Grassley pointed to the fact that Hillary Clinton's use of 'Bleach Bit' to delete 33,000 emails under subpoena appears be a clear case of obstruction..."

LMAO!!!...tut tut Senator Grassley...doesn't everybody use BleachBit on their illegal server after having their non-security cleared lawyers read through every email (classified or not) on it and then take a sledgehammer to all devices even suspected of interfacing with it?

This is completely normal when someone is trying to hide something...Move On! ;-)

BennyBoy's picture

 

Go Floppy Face, go!

NoDebt's picture

If we've learned anything in the last couple years it's that a Congressional subpoena means nothing.  You can just give them the middle finger and walk away.  Nothing will happen to you.

 

 

prefan4200's picture

Who woke Grassley the fuck up?  Where's this guy been all this time?  About time he figured out what was what .... now do something abourt it, Grassley, and quit limiting yourself to just talking about it like everybody else.  Not holding my breath.....

jcaz's picture

Agreed-  I've followed Grassley for about 40 years,  this is a new side of Chuck-  he's been asleep for the last 20 years,  but maybe he's finally feeling his balls.....

i-dog's picture

Meanwhile, he is co-sponsoring a DACA Amnesty Bill in the Senate with 5 other Republican traitors.

It's all kayfabe...

IH8OBAMA's picture

I hope Grassley called Jeff Sessions and yelled at him, too.  Sessions must speind most of the day sleeping.

 

847328_3527's picture

Probe Hillary carefully...because her thigh gap is deadly smelly!

DanDaley's picture

Grassley is one of the most honest people in the entire government. You can snark on him all you want, but his powers are limited. 

Fritz's picture

Grassley is a swamp creature - 36 years in the senate.

redmudhooch's picture

Its all a fucking show. These assholes could care less about average joes.

They're ALL owned by AIPAC, MIC, International Corporations, bankers.

DC only knows $$$ and corruption.

There is no left or right, democrat or republican. Only criminals, liars, thieves, murderers........

All are spoiled children that have no clue how the real world works, there is no saving DC without removing all of them and their (((owners)))

bigkahuna's picture

ND, nothing happens to them - but some shit would go down for us

this is part of our slavery

NoDebt's picture

I would LOVE for congress to subpoena me.  Oh, I'd go.  You're right about that.  But the shit that would come out of my mouth when I got there would curl your hair.  I would NEVER be asked to come back.

 

bigkahuna's picture

I'm with you. They would not want many of us around here to talk to them.

redmudhooch's picture

Like these two? Too bad America doesn't have more of these politicians....

Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney Grills Rumsfeld

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJK3RvkSJFg

 

Congressman James Traficant Takes on AIPAC 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl_6NAUJjs0

BabaLooey's picture

Nice speech Chuck

Now retire.

You're part of the problem.

Retire. 

The same goes for a WHOLE BUNCH of your............ilk.

two hoots's picture

Chuck, you got the talking part done, now do something.

 

When congressmen talk tough on stage they seem to think, or maybe they don't reallly, that the American people will cheer them as if something was actually done...besides noise and dust.  "that will satisfy the plebs, now where was I, oh yeah, meeting with the lobbyist"

MonetaryApostate's picture

Grandstanding, war mongering, fear mongering, massively ineffective legislation, failing gov, horrible gov services, police state extortions, fake money, hyper bolic poverty & crime, drug epidemic all in your face, & nobody is see the truth, yet....

Fake money, fake debt, fake value, fake news, fake investments, fake markets, fake history, fake everything! 

https://plus.google.com/collection/QorNbB

Expendable Container's picture

"fake history, fake news, fake everything!" Too true. See just how fake by becoming deprogrammed. Top w.site:

https://wearswar.wordpress.com/

redmudhooch's picture

The biggest lie of them all. Start your deprogramming here:

Germany get off your knees - The Ernst Zundel Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDv5jze301A

 

Pliskin's picture

...with a 4ft rusty scaffold tube.

pops's picture

Eeeww!

I just threw up.

 

lurker since 2012's picture

You can't probe Hillary. Anybody who has probed that CUNT has never cum back!

BorraChoom's picture

Poor Vince Foster probed Hillary and caught a STD (Stoolie Testifiers Death) by ArkanCide!

SoDamnMad's picture

I guess Hildabeast was a bit more attractive in her youth to entice Web Hubbell to copulate and bear a daughter.

hootowl's picture

Chelsea was a product of invitro fertilization.  Even the reptilian that donated the semen to produce Chelsea couldn't get it up for Hildebeast.

Chuck Walla's picture

Probe Hillary!

 

EEEEWWWwwwwwwwwww

Jack Daniels Esq's picture

Hillary hasnt been schlonged since college - maybe Huma or the Hoochiemama tongues her occasionally

Jack

you_are_cleared_hot's picture

When did Grassley grow some balls??

i-dog's picture

Never. It's just some Christmas entertainment for the kiddies.

Bill of Rights's picture

The POS Democrats are trying to pull off a coup d'etat, I say I dare you.

Ajax-1's picture

I would need a 10 foot dildo.

Lordflin's picture

Oh God no! I'll pass...

e_goldstein's picture

Probe Hillary!

Ugh, you first.

gaoptimize's picture

"Probe Hilary"

I feel sorry for her gyno who gets this assignment regularly.

DuneCreature's picture

Why don't we trust the DoJ/FBI/USG?

This may help explain it......

Pearl Harbor Day mind jamming info from.........

Jeff & Cody Snodgres - Pt 2 - Waco, Janet Reno, The Clintons, Benghazi & More =

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90slycuIG4w

Not for the feint of heart.

In case you missed it (Listen to this first)

Deep Black Ops Contractor Exposes OKC =

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euw7Lh6XrxM

Better catch this before it disappears.

Live Hard, Brace For Some Mental High G Combat Maneuvers, Die Free

~ DC v8.0

doctor10's picture

One of these days it will dawn on President Trump -and the rest of the Republicans-that Hillary has been, and effectively, still is, the head of the FBI.  Until they deal with that-the circus keeps going

 

HRC has ALL the dirt on Comey, Mueller, Wray, McCabe...Rodriguez...heck, prolly even Sessions.  What she says goes...even today

DuneCreature's picture

One small correction, Doc.

What she is told to say goes.

The hand is always hidden. .. Killary IS expendable. The question is; At what point on the Exposed Corruption Scale does she become a liability?

Live Hard, By Now She HAS TO Be Sweating That Question Herself, Die Free

~ DC v8.0

Ajax-1's picture

What does DC v8.0 mean? What happened to the other 7 versions?

DuneCreature's picture

I might be an AI software bot,............version 8.0.

Earlier versions weren't nearly as suave, clever and handsome as the improved version you are currently communicating with.

Wait until you get a load of the new features in v8.2.

Live Hard, A Suggestion Box Was Planned But Failed In Beta Testing, Die Free

~ DC v8.0

Moe Howard's picture

The Hidden Hand. Running the US Government since, well, forever.

redmudhooch's picture

Putting Hillary in jail would be like locking up Mansons girls, but letting Manson off, leaving him to find more girls to do his bidding.

Hillarys/Trumps owners are the ones you should worry about.

Clinton will never go to jail, the Clinton Foundation will never be properly investigated. Bush, PNAC, all the other war criminals will not go down. One goes down, they all go down.  Trump is no different.
BandGap's picture

Oklahoma City - where the blast radius of "the bomb" was a joke. Fuel - fertilizer bombs have a TNT rating of about 0.65-0.75.

And this blast was "directed", something not possible given the official scenario. People should ponder why the entire face of a building was torn apart, while across the street windows weren't even broken. And the blast yield for that truck bomb would not have caused that much damage even if it was parked right out front, much less at the street curb.

People don't want to know the truth. Same with TWA800.

DuneCreature's picture

Well explained, BG. ...

I recognized that as soon as I saw the first pictures after the bombing. ... An untamped N2H403 or NaNO3/fuel charge will not blow off the entire front of a large reinforced concrete building.

Cody claims the seismographs indicate a second C4 detonation AND undetonated charges being removed from the building.

Steel girders and columns bent in the wrong direction, etc. etc. ... LOTS and lots of things wrong with the 'official explanation' (er, I mean, cover-up, of course)

Live Hard, It Takes A LOT Of Big Fat Liars To Float That Huge Lead Turd, Die Free

~ DC v8.0

house biscuit's picture

Nice to see DC, always an entity I looked for when I started

+1