The Congressional Intelligence Committee hearing today was everything we anticipated it would be. Which is to say it was: insufferable political posturing, pandering and circular parseltongue swirling the drain of non-intellectual gobbledygook.
These types of congressional hearings are perfect feed pellets for media pundits to blather endlessly, wax philosophically, and engage in long-winded academic esoteric analyses contrasting the implied meanings of stop signs. However, they are ridiculous for all other purposes.
That said, against the backdrop of the espoused intention, and with full acceptance of the historic UniParty Benghazi hearings driven intentionally into the pit of nothingness, prayerfully I’m not the only person who noted that not a single congressional panelist asked Director James Comey or NSA Mike Rogers if they personally were the person who unmasked the identity of General Mike Flynn in the “intelligence intercepts”.
Yes, that’s correct. There is only ONE KNOWN Factual and CRIMINAL activity currently identified: the unmasking and leaking of Mike Flynn’s name to the media.
Yet not a single congressional intelligence committee member would ask Rogers or Comey -under oath- if they were the source of: A) “The Unmasking”, and/or B) “The Leaking”.
Stop for a moment and think about that glaring an intentional non inquiry against the expressed intention of the purpose of the committee.
The Deep State doesn’t exist they say. Skynet is not self-aware they say. Malware is only harmful if the Russians have it they say. Pay no attention to the embed data code on your gadgets…
FBI Director Comey states his organization is “investigating”. Fair enough, however – not a single congresscritter asked HIM if he’s the source of the unmasking or leaks.
♦ How can a congressional committee conduct an investigation if they don’t know if the primary witness, the lead investigator, is the source of the leaks?
♦ Wouldn’t the very first step, the actual basis of the foundation for the investigation itself, be to ensure the person conducting the investigation did not participate in the illegality of the conduct being investigated?
Avoid the shiny things.
Why wouldn’t congress ask this simple question?
If you watched live, you saw one after another Dem walk right up to the word, “impeachement,” then reach helplessly for some other word, any other word.
In the cases of the dumber-than-average Dems this game was particularly fun to watch.
Dems were constantly trying to slime President Trump over his association with Carter Page.
Now, does ANYONE have any proof that Carter Page (unless you trust Carter Page’s word) was ever on a Trump payroll when he was a candidate?
He, Carter Page, SAID he was to the WaPo.
He, Carter Page, has made many cagey remarks IMPLYING he was.
Page has sidestepped questions about whether he went to Trump tower to meet with Trump or to have coffee at the Grill; about how his name ended up on a WaPo list of “Trump advisers.”
Read it all.
Carter Page sounds like a fan-boy to me.
And Dems are taking him seriously.
But read this:
What we are watching is liberal sources on trial, Any votes changed, no evidence, any evidence of Russian collusion between Trumps campaign and Russians, no.
Both narratives pushed non stop with insiders of the Obama administration in effort to smear a presidential candidate. So someone committed felonies by leaking that there was some type of investigation, information was provided to White House officials, who promptly leaked it to the press. Name of a citizen who was suppose to be protected by law, transcripts and leaks its a FELONY. A confirmed police state tactic, but no assurance that an investigation of THAT will be investigated.
Investigate Yes with warrant good! Leaking…a felony committed, bad unlawful.
Trump does not have to apologize to Obama for tweeting and shining a light on termites eating the foundation of following laws, and accountability for all.
Everyone knows why the information was leaked, which Party it was to benefit, and which Party was in power at the time these felonies began.
Todays testimony = I have here Trumps tax returns
2 pages of fluff no substance Yuge build up.
PS Trump was right he and his campaign were being surveilled.