BREAKING : Pelosi rejects Jim Banks and Jim Jordan to serve on Jan. 6 select committee

  

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By:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  72 comments

BREAKING : Pelosi rejects Jim Banks and Jim Jordan to serve on Jan. 6 select committee








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Pelosi rejects Jim Banks and Jim Jordan to serve on Jan. 6 select committee “The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision.”










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JohnRussell
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1  author  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Nancy isnt fooling around. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

FANTASTIC!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Tessylo @1.1    2 weeks ago

I guess Marjorie wouldnt have made the cut either then. 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

Nancy isnt fooling around. 

Necessary, since both of them may very easily be witnesses that will need to be interviewed.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.2.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Ozzwald @1.2    2 weeks ago

Jim Jordan has been on numerous televised House committees , so people have seen him in action. He is obstructionist and partisan to the nth degree. Although his appearance at this committee would have been entertaining tv viewing, it would lower the gravity of the proceedings. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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1.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

I would rather see him on the opposite side of the room from Ms Pelosi. I want to see him grilled

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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1.2.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

And Pelosi is not? Come on John, you know better than that!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.3  author  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

McCarthy and the other two stooges are on tv saying that Pelosi cant handle the truth about Jan 6th. More conspiracy nonsense. These morons wont be happy until they destroy our country.  

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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1.4  Drakkonis  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago
Nancy isnt fooling around. 

No, she isn't. She's making sure her echo chamber remains exactly that. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
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1.4.1  pat wilson  replied to  Drakkonis @1.4    2 weeks ago

She rejected them because they both voted against certifying the results of the legal election of Biden of POTUS, the same sentiments of the very insurrectionists that caused the 1/6 disaster at the Capital. That was a no-brainer.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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1.4.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Drakkonis @1.4    2 weeks ago

Pelosi wants no hint of any objectivity that would ruin or interfere with the leftist liberal narrative being presented. And the clown show continues!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.4.3  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.4.2    2 weeks ago

What narrative would you like to see applied to a riot Trump supporters caused at the nation's capitol?  Could have happened to anyone? 

 
 
 
JBB
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1.4.4  JBB  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.4.2    2 weeks ago

Apparently the gop wants to make wild false accusations but is against the investigation that would prove them either true or false...

Uhmm Humm!

 
 
 
JBB
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1.4.5  JBB  replied to  JohnRussell @1.4.3    2 weeks ago

It's not like he didn't see it on TV like everyone

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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1.4.6  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @1.4.3    one week ago

Most importantly is a fair, non biased, and nonpartisan group to investigate. In other words, all the things Pelosi and her minions do not want and can't handle.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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1.4.7  sandy-2021492  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.4.6    one week ago

That's not true, Ed.  They tried for an independent commission, which would have required bipartisan participation.  The Republicans voted it down.  She is now excluding from the committee those who may well have been involved in the commission of the crimes.  

 
 
 
Dulay
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1.4.8  Dulay  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.4.6    one week ago

The House passed a bill for a bipartisan commission in May Ed. You should go read it. The GOP filibustered it. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
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1.4.9  Split Personality  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.4.6    one week ago

May 12th.  I have posted the links before from you tube.

The Capitol Insurrection: Unexplained Delays and Unanswered Questions | House Committee on Oversight and Reform

Starts out fairly well then Rep Comer (R), wishing for objectivity, goes off the rails about Pelosi.

Predictable.

Then it actually made it went to the Senate to die by filibuster.

Also predictable.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  author  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Pelosi objects to Jim Jordan, Jim Banks serving on Jan. 6 select committee - Axios

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she   rejects   House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy's naming of Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.) to the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, citing their objection to President Biden's Electoral College victory.

Why it matters:   The move is likely to draw fierce condemnation from pro-Trump Republicans who had already opposed a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 riots.


  • Pelosi said she accepted McCarthy's recommendation to appoint Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) and Troy Nehls (R-Texas), and requested that he recommend two other members to replace Jordan and Banks.

What they're saying:

“Monday evening, the Minority Leader recommended 5 Members to serve on the Select Committee.  I have spoken with him this morning about the objections raised about Representatives Jim Banks and Jim Jordan and the impact their appointments may have on the integrity of the investigation.  I also informed him that I was prepared to appoint Representatives Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls, and requested that he recommend two other Members.
“With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3  Hal A. Lujah    2 weeks ago

As ridiculous as things have gotten, I wouldn’t be surprised is Jordan is secretly relieved.  At this point even he has to be wondering how long this charade can continue.  

 
 
 
Ronin2
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4  Ronin2    2 weeks ago

Pelosi wants only Republicans that suffer from severe TDS; or that she can run roughshod over.

Bipartisan commission, what utter BS.

Hopefully the next Speaker grabs the gavel from Nancy's hand and announces a commission into all of her abuses of the office.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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4.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Ronin2 @4    2 weeks ago
Bipartisan commission, what utter BS.

House Republicans had their chance at that.  They turned it down.  Now they get what they get.

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.1.1  devangelical  replied to  sandy-2021492 @4.1    2 weeks ago

yup. tough shit trumpsters.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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4.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  devangelical @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.2  Tessylo  replied to  Ronin2 @4    2 weeks ago

What abuses of her office?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @4.2    2 weeks ago

None. At least no more than what republican speakers got away with

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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4.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Ronin2 @4    2 weeks ago
Pelosi wants only Republicans that suffer from severe TDS

She rejected Banks and Jordan because they were Trumps Deranged Supporters. Asking them to be part of the investigation would be like asking SS officers to be judges at the Nuremburg trials.

 
 
 
bbl-1
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4.4  bbl-1  replied to  Ronin2 @4    2 weeks ago

TDS, huh?  You mean those who heard him say, "I'm like a really smart guy," and fell for it?

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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4.4.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  bbl-1 @4.4    2 weeks ago
TDS, huh?

Perhaps it stands for "Too Damn Stupid" since that is what it takes to believe anything dishonest Donald says.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.5  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ronin2 @4    2 weeks ago

There's a reason she rejected them.  They aren't part of the group that will mill about completely oblivious and just go with it.  Jim Jordan alone is a threat to her "select committee".  He's not one that will just sit by and keep quiet while Pelosi pushes her BS.  

Calling this bipartisan is just as dishonest as Pelosi.   

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.5.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.5    2 weeks ago

How many Democrats stormed the Capitol that day?   I'm thinking almost none. 

The idea that they have to make sure that both sides are equally scrutinized in this investigation is ludicrous, but par for the course in the media these days. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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4.5.2  Bob Nelson  replied to  JohnRussell @4.5.1    2 weeks ago

Both sides! 

 
 
 
Dulay
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4.5.3  Dulay  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.5    2 weeks ago

Well since Pelosi isn't on the Committee, Jordan wouldn't have an opportunity to say anything about her 'BS'. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.5.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @4.5.1    2 weeks ago

[Removed, member is not the topic and do not insult members]

This whole thing is as bipartisan as the shitshow impeachment she ran with.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.5.5  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Dulay @4.5.3    2 weeks ago

And you think she will just sit back and not interfere?  

 
 
 
Dulay
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4.5.6  Dulay  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.5.5    2 weeks ago

I couldn't care less whether she interferes or not. The GOP had the chance to support a Bipartisan committee and they chose not to do so. Now they want to whine about Pelosi using her authority to seat a Committee and to decide who will sit on it.  

BTW, when Boehner set up the Benghazi Committee, he stated that the Administration refusing to honor subpoenas was unacceptable.

Let's see if McCarthy agrees to testify or if he will force the Committee to subpoena him. Will he demand that the DOJ defend him against a subpoena? 

Same question for Lee, Tuberville, Jordon, Brooks ect, ect. 

I can't wait till Gen. Milley testifies under oath...

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.5.7  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Dulay @4.5.6    one week ago

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JBB
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5  JBB    2 weeks ago

As she should. Their nomination was an insult...

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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6  author  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Objectively, Banks and Jordan, both of whom voted to reject the election results, do not belong on this committee. They are more suitable as suspects than as investigators. 

Lynn Cheney has said she confronted Jordan on the House floor on Jan 6th and berated him for having helped cause the riot. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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7  Sean Treacy    2 weeks ago

Making it as partisan as possible will surely engender confidence in the results. 

Good job Nancy.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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7.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @7    2 weeks ago

She accepted the other three McCarthy put up. She also said she would like to see McCarthy name two new ones. If the Republicans drop out it is on them. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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7.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Sean Treacy @7    2 weeks ago

Stop pretending like any on the right give a shit about getting to the bottom of the 6JAN insurrection/riot.  The pubs had their shot and bipartisanship in the senate, and chose to sweep things under the rug.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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7.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @7.2    2 weeks ago

Those who are against the commission are complicit.  NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.  

 
 
 
devangelical
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7.3  devangelical  replied to  Sean Treacy @7    2 weeks ago

...like the arizona audit?

 
 
 
bbl-1
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7.4  bbl-1  replied to  Sean Treacy @7    2 weeks ago

There is nothing more 'partisan' than beating police officers and breaking windows with poles adorned with Chinese made MAGA stuff.

 
 
 
Ender
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8  Ender    2 weeks ago

I tend to think McCarthy did this on purpose. He is a scumbag.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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8.1  Tessylo  replied to  Ender @8    2 weeks ago

Yup a scumlappingshitbag just like the Turd Reich.  

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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9  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

These assclowns should have never been considered in the first place.

 
 
 
devangelical
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10  devangelical    2 weeks ago

gee, it looks like trumpster teabags and child molesters won't be represented on that committee.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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11  Greg Jones    2 weeks ago

Another partisan political stunt by the Dems

The people weary of such foolishness

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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11.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Greg Jones @11    2 weeks ago

Holy crap.  You guys are hopeless.  Now McCarthy is ”threatening” to pull all his picks and form their own investigative committee.  Wouldn’t that be rich?  How do you guys expect to attract anyone with half a brain to your party?  It’s bad enough that you are actively trying to kill your current base with antivax messaging, but attracting new constituents generally doesn’t happen when you openly advertise how blind and ignorant your party can be when left to their own devices.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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Gsquared
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11.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  Greg Jones @11.1.1    2 weeks ago

Pelosi did EXACTLY the right thing.  McCarthy and the Trumpist insurrectionists can eat it.  McCarthy's appointees presence on the Select Committee would be detrimental.  Less Trumpists means a better America.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @11.1.2    2 weeks ago

What McCarthy did was deliberate. He knew full well that Pelosi would not accept those two Trumpturds and he could then remove all the other GOP members and then claim she is the fault of the failure of the Committee. It is as plain as daylight, and he gets a pat on the head from Trump and his other lapdogs.

 
 
 
bbl-1
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11.1.4  bbl-1  replied to  Greg Jones @11.1.1    2 weeks ago

Exactly.  Why wasn't one of Osama bin Laden's allowed to have a seat on the 911 commission?  Kind of like the same thing, right?

s/

 
 
 
Gsquared
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12  Gsquared    2 weeks ago

Excellent and completely appropriate move by Pelosi.

The Republican Asshat Clown Committee meeting is down the hall.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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12.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Gsquared @12    2 weeks ago
This Banks guy told everyone he was going to sabotage the committee. 

Well played by the Republicans.  The old ugly bag stepped in it. Now the country can write it off as a political stunt. I'll bet the findings have already been written up.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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12.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @12.1    2 weeks ago
The old ugly bag stepped in it.

[Deleted] the misogyny in this comment?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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12.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @12.1.1    2 weeks ago

I thought he was referring to the Turd Reich.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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12.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @12.1    2 weeks ago

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bbl-1
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13  bbl-1    2 weeks ago

GOPERS have a lot to hide, run away from.

After all, several of them claim that Antifa and BLM were disquised as MAGA bots.  They had a perfect opportunity to prove it but declined.  Any guesses as to why?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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14  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

Let's get this straight: Pelosi put Adam Schiff on the commission - the politician who did the most to spread the immortal damaging lie that Trump stole the 2016 election by colluding with Russia - and Jamie Raskin, who objected to 2016 election. What were her bull shit grounds for removing Jordan and Banks?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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14.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @14    2 weeks ago

Jim Jordan is a Trump lackey who helped inspire the riot. Lynn Cheney told him exactly that on the House floor on Jan 6. 

This Banks guy told everyone he was going to sabotage the committee.  Pelosi heard about it and booted him.

What else do you need to know, maybe we can help you. 

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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14.1.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  JohnRussell @14.1    2 weeks ago

Yeah, but Donald Trump says Schiff is shifty and has a pencil neck, so obviously he has to go.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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14.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @14.1    2 weeks ago
Jim Jordan is a Trump lackey who helped inspire the riot.

LOL. Do you really believe that John?


This Banks guy told everyone he was going to sabotage the committee. 

Is that what they're saying on CNN?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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14.1.3  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @14.1.2    2 weeks ago

Jim Banks said he was going to spend his time on the committee trying to bring up subjects that have nothing to do with Jan 6th.  I would have bet money he was going to try and bring up Hunter Biden and the Steele Dossier. 

He doesnt belong on the committee. 

Jim Jordan is a Trump lackey who helped inspire the riot. LOL. Do you really believe that John?

Why wouldnt I? Its the truth. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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14.2  Bob Nelson  replied to  Vic Eldred @14    2 weeks ago
immortal damaging lie that Trump stole the 2016 election

Yes... I remember how that lie swung the victory to Hillary! 

... oh... wait...  ... 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
14.2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Bob Nelson @14.2    2 weeks ago
Yes... I remember how that lie swung the victory to Hillary!

The intent was to discredit the election. I think you know that.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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14.2.2  Bob Nelson  replied to  Vic Eldred @14.2.1    2 weeks ago

It would be interesting to know just how much impact Putin's interference actually had. We don't know. 

 
 
 
bbl-1
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14.2.3  bbl-1  replied to  Bob Nelson @14.2.2    2 weeks ago

Unless.  Everything the MAGA bots claim happened in 2020-----DID happen in 2016.  Except this time the hacks and switcheroos were no longer there.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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14.2.4  Bob Nelson  replied to  bbl-1 @14.2.3    2 weeks ago

Someday, Chinese (Han or assimilated - even perhaps Caucasian) historians will have access to both American and Russian records. They will write desiccated books about the first half of the 21st century... which no one will read.

Time marches on. 

 
 
 
Dulay
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14.3  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @14    2 weeks ago
Let's get this straight: Pelosi put Adam Schiff on the commission - the politician who did the most to spread the immortal damaging lie that Trump stole the 2016 election by colluding with Russia

Let's get this straight:

Spreading an 'immortal damaging lie' about a stolen election is BAD and should preclude a Congressman from being on the Committee. 

Check. 

- and Jamie Raskin, who objected to 2016 election.

Objecting to an election is BAD and should ALSO preclude a Congressman from being on the Committee.

Check. 

What were her bull shit grounds for removing Jordan and Banks?

YOU just cited the grounds for removing Jordan and Banks. 

 
 
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