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Wray to be held in contempt of congress

  

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By:  vic-eldred  •  last year  •  83 comments

Wray to be held in contempt of congress
"Today, the FBI informed the Committee that it will not provide the unclassified documents subpoenaed by the Committee," Comer said Tuesday. "The FBI’s decision to stiff-arm Congress and hide this information from the American people is obstructionist and unacceptable."

Link to quote: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-oversight-committee-taking-steps-to-hold-fbi-director-wray-in-contempt-of-congress-over-biden-document



What is contempt of Congress?


Congress can vote to hold a person "in contempt" if that person refuses to testify, won't provide information requested by the House or the Senate, or obstructs an inquiry by a congressional committee.


Congress' power to hold someone in contempt may be used to "coerce compliance" with its demands, punish a person or remove an obstruction to the inquiry or proceeding,  according to the Congressional Research Service .

The authority is not specifically laid out in the Constitution, but it is considered an implied power of Congress, according to the CRS. Congress can pursue a criminal or a civil contempt citation.

Under a rarely used doctrine known as "inherent contempt," the House or the Senate could send members of its security force — the sergeant at arms — to arrest and detain the witness. This power, however, hasn't been used since 1934, when William MacCracken, a former member of President Herbert Hoover's administration, was arrested and held under a warrant after he declined to appear before the Senate. According to The Washington Post, the Senate sergeant at arms did not have a place to hold MacCracken, who was later put up at a nearby hotel.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/what-contempt-congress-5-key-questions-n1003411

This would be the first and only FBI director to be held in contempt. The issue is an unclassified document that potentially ties Joe Biden to a bribery scheme. The FBI under Wray has been little different from the FBI under Comey. It is ideologically driven and is clearly protecting Joe Biden. It has also been accused of sitting on the Hunter Biden laptop "investigation." This is all part of a pattern or wrongdoing by the FBI going back to two investigations of a legitimately elected President without a shred of evidence to launch such investigations. The agency ran a scam to allow Hillary Clinton to destroy evidence and most recently the bureau has targeted parents, Catholics and Pro-Life activists.

The House oversight Committee, which oversees the FBI, it is not the other way around, is finally taking action:

"The FBI’s decision to stiff-arm Congress and hide this information from the American people is obstructionist and unacceptable," Comer continued. "While I have a call scheduled with FBI Director Wray tomorrow to discuss his response further, the Committee has been clear in its intent to protect Congressional oversight authorities and will now be taking steps to hold the FBI Director in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a lawful subpoena," he explained. 

FBI Director to Face Contempt Charges for Refusing to Turn Over Biden Bribery Document (townhall.com)

Director Wray must know that any Republican elected President will fire him, but I think Wray is confident that democrats have found a way to prevent Republicans from winning the White House. That is just a gut feeling based on how smug both he and the dumb ass in the White House have been.


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Vic Eldred
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1  author  Vic Eldred    last year

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Here are some facts for those who don't accept facts:

The FBI was complicit in a Russia/collusion hoax.

The FBI has sat on the Hunter Biden Laptop.

The FBI was part of the effort to censor the Hunter Biden Laptop story.

The FBI is refusing to turn over an unclassified document to the House Oversight Committee.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    last year

republicans have rendered congressional subpoenas useless. too fucking bad, huh?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.1    last year
republicans have rendered congressional subpoenas useless

nonsense.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.1    last year

then maybe they should attempt to clear the backlog first...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    last year
then maybe they should attempt to clear the backlog first...

and yet more nonsense.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1.4  Ronin2  replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    last year

It is not their job, That falls to Garland and the DOJ. Take your complaints to him directly.

That is if you can pull his ass away from going after Jan 6th rioters; PTA parents taking an interest in their child's education; GOP politicians that Democrats want removed; or slow walking/impeding the Hunter Biden charges.

Also, for the record Garland had no problem prosecuting Republicans for not obeying Congress subpoenas. Google Steve Bannon and educate yourself. 

It would be Garland's job to prosecute Wray- want to lay bets he isn't even going to look at the contempt request?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.5  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @1.1    last year

democrats have made defiance of a subpoena translate into actual jail time, including a statutory minimum of 30 days in jail and thousands of dollars in fines. I'm not sure a DC jury is up to leaving ideology outside the courtroom. That is why in this case I'm just glad to have the reputation of Christopher Wray permanently stained. He goes down in the history books as one who tried to cover up for FBI wrongdoing and the protection of a president who most likely is guilty of taking bribes & influence peddling.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    last year
Here are some facts for those who don't accept facts:

The FBI was complicit in a Russia/collusion hoax.

The FBI has sat on the Hunter Biden Laptop.

The FBI was part of the effort to censor the Hunter Biden Laptop story.

The FBI is refusing to turn over an unclassified document to the House Oversight Committee.

And we are supposed to believe the FBI isn't biased in any way.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    last year

We are supposed to believe that the FBI simply holds a different point of view according to some here.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3  Texan1211    last year

A rather shameful act by the head of the FBI.

What exactly is he hiding?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @3    last year
What exactly is he hiding?

It might have something to do with the guy he desperately needs to be re-elected.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1    last year

Just seems weird that the head of the FBI would be refusing such a simple, legitimate request.

Makes me wonder how much stuff the FBI has swept under the rug regarding the Bidens.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.1    last year

The idea may be to protect Biden until he dies, then like the identity of "deep throat" (also an FBI official), it will all come out and nobody will care.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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3.1.3  1stwarrior  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.1    last year

In that case Texan, we also need to remember the six years of FBI obstruction and lying during the Trump administration.

They are not to be trusted.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  1stwarrior @3.1.3    last year
In that case Texan, we also need to remember the six years of FBI obstruction and lying during the Trump administration. They are not to be trusted.

True enough, the actions and inaction by the FBI has tainted its reputation.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4  JohnRussell    last year

Is Chris Wray a Democrat?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4    last year
Is Chris Wray a Democrat?

What difference does it make what party he belongs to?
He is refusing to comply with a request by Congress.

A simple, non-classified document which he simply refuses to hand over, which leads one to ask "What is he hiding?"

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    last year

Post your evidence, not your bullshit, your evidence , that Wray has operated the FBI in order to politically help Democrats or liberals. Or shut up. Your choice. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.1    last year

You don't accept evidence. Why won't he turn over an unclassified document?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.1    last year
Post your evidence,

I didn't say he did, I am simply asking why he is refusing to cooperate with Congressional oversight.

Why do you think he would refuse to hand over a seemingly innocent unclassified document specifically requested by Congress?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.2    last year
You don't accept evidence.

Bingo.

Let the deflections begin!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.5  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.4    last year

That's what they do. They just shrug their shoulders and say where is the evidence?

They'd question who struck the Twin Towers.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1.6  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.3    last year

Probably because he knows the committee is a ridiculous witch hunt. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.7  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.6    last year

Well as of today he can resign himself to being the only FBI director ever held in contempt of congress.

Let him mull that over.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.6    last year
Probably because he knows the committee is a ridiculous witch hunt. 

Now that is a ridiculous stretch of your imagination.

And does nothing to explain why he won't cooperate.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.7    last year
Well as of today he can resign himself to being the only FBI director ever held in contempt of congress.

Want to bet some Democrats will applaud his history-making accomplishment?

Looks like we have one cheerleader here for him already!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.10  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.9    last year

It is really simple. Trump appointed him and it's democrats who love him. We have DeSantis campaigning to fire him.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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4.1.11  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.6    last year

It is not up to Wray to make that decision.

He is with holding an unclassified document from the people he answers directly to.

If that is not protecting Brandon the Human Fuck Up Machine- then what is?

If the committee is a witch hunt, then Wray should no problem turning over the document- especially an unclassified one. Nothing in an unclassified document should be able to harm Brandon.

Wray and Comey had not problem aiding and abetting Democrat investigations in the House against Trump. Manufacturing evidence when none was available even.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.1.12  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.1    last year
Post your evidence, not your bullshit, your evidence

This is fucking hilarious coming from Mr. Smoking Gun. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.13  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.1    last year
Post your evidence,

Maybe you didn't read the article and learn that Wray is refusing to comply with a legal subpoena from Congress.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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4.1.14  Right Down the Center  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.6    last year
Probably because he knows the committee is a ridiculous witch hunt.

You are confusing it with the Jan 6th committee

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.15  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.9    last year
Want to bet some Democrats will applaud his history-making accomplishment?

I'm sure they will, but if you notice that sentiment does not last long.  Remember the way Woodward and Bernstein's "source" called "deep throat" was revealed to be W. Mark Felt after his death?  Once the Watergate era ended along with liberals emotional attachment to it, the historians began putting Felt in context.

Here is the way history records the motivations of Felt:

After the death of  J. Edgar Hoover , then director of the FBI, Felt, who was serving as the bureau’s assistant director, wanted the job and was angry over Nixon’s failure to appoint him.




One of my favorite "Firing Line" episodes was from the midst of the Watergate era when William F Buckley had Felt as one of the guests on his show (along with the infamous Roy Cohn.) Nobody knew at that time that Felt was actually "deep throat," but if you look back at that little discussion entitled "Subversion and the Law," you will note that Felt is saying an FBI director has the discretion to do whatever he thinks is right to protect the US. Buckley warns him about what a slippery slope that is. Just think how relevant that is to what James Comey did.

BTW, Here is that episode:


 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.2  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @4    last year
Is Chris Wray a Democrat?

Oops. Sorry about that.

Wray is a  Republican  and a member of the  Federalist Society . [56]

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2    last year

When is this insanity going to end?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2    last year

Again, what does that have to do with him refusing to honor a Congressional request?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.2.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2    last year

And that means what?

Seven Justices appointed by Republicans were responsible for the Roe decision.

Or are you saying he can't be woke?   The complaint is that he is only interested in protecting the bureau.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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4.2.4  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.1    last year

After the last seven years of Democrat bullshit you have the temerity to even ask that question?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.5  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.1    last year
When is this insanity going to end?

Probably when he begins complying with subpoenas and requests from Congress.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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4.2.6  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2    last year

You should be.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.2.7  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2    last year
offer up any plausible explanation for refusing to cooperate with Congress.

All that "research" for something that has nothing to do with the situation.  Good job.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.8  Texan1211  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.2.7    last year

Deflection rules!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.2.9  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2.8    last year

Then they turn around and start crying and accuse you of trolling.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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4.2.10  Jasper2529  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2    last year
Wray is a  Republican  and a member of the  Federalist Society .

Please stop the divisiveness, John. Rational, educated people don't care what he belongs to. What matters is that Wray refuses to obey a congressional subpoena to hand over unclassified information. By doing this, he's showing that he's trying to hide something about the Biden Administration from Congress and the American public.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.2.11  JohnRussell  replied to  Jasper2529 @4.2.10    last year
Rational, educated people don't care

Rational, educated people don't care about the right wing witch hunt of the FBI. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.12  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.11    last year
Rational, educated people don't care about the right wing witch hunt of the FBI. 

Exactly what part of the committee requesting an unclassified document is a right wing witch hunt?

Truly rational, educated people know it is no witch hunt. They won't fall for that line put forth by liberals.

Or do you believe that Congress should have no oversight of the FBI?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.2.13  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.11    last year

Everyone should. They may be next in line for whatever someone wants to investigate them for. And I know supposedly rational, educated (hehehe) people jumped all over 6 plus years of witch hunts in "other cases" that didn't affect them or theirs in the slightest...........Well there was this for them when it all took a dump.

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Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.2.14  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.2.13    last year
Everyone should.

The only time that this would matter to those like John is if it were withholding information about a particular person living rent free in his head.  In their "minds" there is nothing here to see.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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4.2.15  Jasper2529  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.11    last year

How interesting that you cherry-picked only 5 words of my 4 sentence comment 4.2.10 and ignored all of the facts. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.2.16  JohnRussell  replied to  Jasper2529 @4.2.15    last year

No one on this earth, let alone on this forum, can explain why the FBI, a conservative institution, would be motivated to be prejudiced against conservatives. It is ridiculous on the face of it. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.17  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.16    last year

Why is Wray afraid to share the document with Congress?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2.18  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.16    last year
It is ridiculous on the face of it. 

Oh, ridiculous like FBI agents lying on FISA warrants? Or offering to pay Steele to corroborate his 'dossier'?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.2.19  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.16    last year

Not necessarily prejudiced against conservatives. Covering their rather smelly asses for past transgressions because they hated Trump and thought the dems had enough clout to do said covering. They, Wray, couldn't be more happy that the dems still have the senate. AND the DOJ on their side. Everyone...........EYES OPEN PLEASE.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.2.20  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.16    last year
the FBI, a conservative institution

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1stwarrior
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4.2.21  1stwarrior  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.16    last year

John - I don't believe you'll understand what I'm gonna say - as you usually don't - but

Where in the document/thread/seed does it say that the FBI is withholding the requested document.  Wray, the head of the FBI, an individual and not an organization, has been listed/cited as not responding the a legal, constitutional request for information which he is denying to provide?

Wray is motivated - not the FBI - to NOT RESPONDING TO THE CONGRESSIONAL REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTATION.

Which in and of itself is hilarious 'cause the document IS NOT CLASSIFIED and he, unless he was the originator, can't block the request in any formal way or fashion.  It ain't his document.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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4.2.22  Jasper2529  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.16    last year
No one on this earth, let alone on this forum, can explain why the FBI, a conservative institution, would be motivated to be prejudiced against conservatives.

I didn't know that you've been elected as the spokesperson for over 8 billion people, John. That is quite an accomplishment!

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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4.2.23  Right Down the Center  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2    last year

Why do you keep acting like it matters as far as giving unclassified documents to Congress?

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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4.2.24  Right Down the Center  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.16    last year
a conservative institution

Any proof of that?  Without it the rest of your comment is caca.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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4.2.25  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.16    last year
can explain why the FBI, a conservative institution

Fucking prove it. After squashing two Clinton investigations. Comey deciding not to charge Hillary for mishandling classified information- in fact allowing her to destroy hard drives, cell phones, and tablets with classified emails and documents on them.

would be motivated to be prejudiced against conservatives

Using the Steele Dossier- that they already knew was fake- to illegally spy on a political opponent. Raiding Mar-a-Lago- and taking pictures of classified documents they arranged across the floor- and leaking it to the press. Not conducting a single raid of any Brandon owned property after it was proven he had classified documents in multiple locations- with thousands more that haven't been checked stashed at a college.

They can't seem to prosecute Hunter after 5 years and an orgies worth of evidence; maybe because they first said the laptop hard drives were Russian disinformation- and then sitting on them for a couple of years until the truth finally came out. Yet they had no problem gathering evidence and bringing charges on a Republican House member Santos in record time.

Even more recently audio tape from the leaking of a Trump interview on classified documents supposedly with damning information against him. Illegal in every respect; but we all know Garland and Wray will do jack shit to investigate it. Meanwhile you couldn't even tell the investigation into Brandon's illegal handling of years of classified information, including from his time in the Senate, is even going on.

It is ridiculous on the face of it. 

Yes, your claim is. Yet here you are making it yet again.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4    last year

He is a Republican appointed by the man you are obsessed with. Unfortunately, Wray is more interested in protecting the FBI than cleaning it up. Therefore John, he must be fired.

Ron DeSantis already said that would be priority # 1,

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @4    last year

I don't think so. Just another crooked asshole who has puppet masters just like Mr. Biden..........and obviously he is scared shitless of them AND being under oath..................

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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4.5  1stwarrior  replied to  JohnRussell @4    last year

Your point?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.5.1  JohnRussell  replied to  1stwarrior @4.5    last year

My point? All this anti-FBI nonsense is right wing hysteria. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.5.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.5.1    last year

The FBI seems normal to you?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.5.3  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.5.1    last year
All this anti-FBI nonsense is right wing hysteria. 

asking why the head of the FBI is refusing to cooperate with a Congressional oversight committee is hardly hysteria to most normal folks.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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4.5.4  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @4.5.1    last year

Then you explain why Wray is refusing to hand over an unclassified document to the House oversite committee? 

In clear violation of the Constitution and precedence. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.5.5  Texan1211  replied to  Ronin2 @4.5.4    last year

if he could, he would have already.

There is no logical explanation for his actions in  regard to refusing to turn it over.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.5.7  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.5.1    last year

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Is it?

 
 
 
Ronin2
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4.6  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @4    last year

He is an Establishment POS that refuses to release an unclassified document to the House oversite committee. Period, end of story.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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5  Sean Treacy    last year

If he's going to ignore oversight, cut his pay and take his jet away for starters. 

 
 
 
George
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5.1  George  replied to  Sean Treacy @5    last year

Didn't the DOJ just prosecute someone for ignoring a congressional subpoena? I wonder if Garland is going to prove beyond all doubt that he is unfit to even wipe the ass of current supreme court justices. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  George @5.1    last year

Oh ya, that was a bogey man!

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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5.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  George @5.1    last year
Didn't the DOJ just prosecute someone for ignoring a congressional subpoena?

Was it Jim Jordan?

 
 
 
Ronin2
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5.1.3  Ronin2  replied to  Ozzwald @5.1.2    last year

Democrats/leftists really don't have a memory.

It was Steve Bannon.

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WASHINGTON – Stephen K. Bannon was found guilty by a jury today of two counts of contempt of Congress stemming from his failure to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 breach of the United States Capitol.

            Bannon, 68, was found guilty of one contempt count involving his refusal to appear for a deposition and another involving his refusal to produce documents, despite a subpoena from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. The verdict followed a trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

            “The subpoena to Stephen Bannon was not an invitation that could be rejected or ignored,” said Matthew M. Graves, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. “Mr. Bannon had an obligation to appear before the House Select Committee to give testimony and provide documents. His refusal to do so was deliberate and now a jury has found that he must pay the consequences.”

            “The tenets of our government rely upon citizens adhering to the established rules of law. Lawful tools, such as subpoenas and other legal orders, are critical in our system of government,” said Steven M. D’Antuono, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office. “Mr. Bannon was found guilty of contempt by a jury of his peers for his choice to ignore a lawful subpoena. The FBI will continue our sworn duty to investigate those who have committed violations of our laws and hold them accountable for their actions."

            On Sept. 23, 2021, the Select Committee issued a subpoena to Bannon. In its subpoena, the Select Committee said it had reason to believe that he had information relevant to understanding events related to Jan. 6, 2021. The subpoena required him to appear and produce documents to the Select Committee on Oct. 7, 2021, and to appear for a deposition before the Select Committee on Oct. 14, 2021. Bannon refused to appear to give testimony as required by subpoena and refused to produce documents in compliance with a subpoena.

            Bannon, formerly a Chief Strategist and Counselor to the President, has been a private citizen since departing the White House in 2017. He was indicted on the contempt charges on Nov. 12, 2021.

            Bannon is to be sentenced on Oct. 21, 2022. Each count of contempt of Congress carries a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year in jail, as well as a fine of $100 to $100,000. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

            The case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The case is being prosecuted by the Fraud, Public Corruption, and Civil Rights Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

Waiting on Democrats/leftists to demand Garland prosecute Wray for ignoring a Congressional subpoena. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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5.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  Ronin2 @5.1.3    last year
Waiting on Democrats/leftists to demand Garland prosecute Wray for ignoring a Congressional subpoena. 

Might be a long wait.

I don't know if liberal Democrats want to know what is in the document he is hiding.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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5.1.5  Ronin2  replied to  Texan1211 @5.1.4    last year

I don't think we are ever going to find out.

Congress doesn't have the physical ability to arrest Wray and hold him. The FBI/DOJ will never allow it to happen. Wray will become better protected than the President.

Though an altercation that might involve firearms by the House Sargent at Arms and the FBI would be hard for the media to cover up or ignore.

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
5.1.6  George  replied to  Ozzwald @5.1.2    last year

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Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
5.1.7  Sean Treacy  replied to  George @5.1    last year
Didn't the DOJ just prosecute someone for ignoring a congressional subpoena?

Garland will never, ever do anything that will hurt Biden or the Democrats.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
5.1.8  Ozzwald  replied to  George @5.1.6    last year
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If it was a comment, it would have ended in a period (.) as that is how the English language works.  If you actually look at what I wrote, you'd see that it ends in a question mark (?), indicating a query.

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
6  Texan1211    last year

No one here has even bothered to offer up any plausible explanation for refusing to cooperate with Congress.

Why is he hiding the document?

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
6.1  Ronin2  replied to  Texan1211 @6    last year

Because the only plausible explanations would make those suffering from rampant TDS admit that for the last seven plus years the FBI and DOJ have been tools of the Democrat party. It would destroy their reality.

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
6.2  George  replied to  Texan1211 @6    last year

He is following the Holder playbook, democrats that are part of a democrat administration can't be found in contempt because they are already contemptible. 

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Guide
7  MrFrost    last year

So?

 
 

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