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Ethics Committee clears Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes

Ethics Committee clears Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes
Ethics Committee clears Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes

LMFAO. The GOP truly has no ethics.

Hse Intel Cmte chair Devin Nunes on who’s running the Russia probe since he was cleared by Ethics Cmte: “I’m in charge. I was always in charge.”

https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/938924950336962560

"In the course of this investigation, the Committee sought the analysis of Representative Nunes's statements by classification experts in the intelligence community," the Ethics Committee said in a statement. "Based solely on the conclusion of these classification experts that the information that Representative Nunes disclosed was not classified, the Committee will take no further action and considers this matter closed."

This seems...unlikely?

How was it not classified? It was part of the House investigation that he leaked.

Rep. Devin Nunes cleared by House Ethics Committee after complaint he divulged classified information amid Russia investigation

Rep. Devin Nunes cleared by House Ethics Committee after complaint he divulged classified informa...

Now he can full force fuck up the house Intel investigation...poor Schiff.

Fox cleared by Committee of Foxes after complaint he ate chickens amid hen house investigation

They're all in it together and they're protecting their own. We have to treat these people like we'd treat an aggressive cancer, because that's what they are to functioning government.

Its not like he was ever really "recused"

House Ethics Committee Opens Probes Into Franks, Farenthold

House Ethics Committee Opens Probes Into Franks, Farenthold
House Ethics Committee Opens Probes Into Franks, Farenthold

Ryan asked for his resignation after the investigation was approved.

Didn't Franks just announce his resignation? What's the point of an ethics investigation now? Or did he resign in anticipation?

Pajama-man too?

Arizona congressman to resign after asking staffers to be surrogate mothers

Arizona congressman to resign after asking staffers to be surrogate mothers

Ok, how was this guy wanting to get said baby into the surrogates? I'm guessing there is more to this story.

Given how he resigned so quickly, I would have to agree

People like this don’t resign over something like what has been described. A zealot like this would only resign if it is truly monstrous. I hope what he really did sees the light of day.

I'm assuming there's more if not I kinda jut feel bad for him

Manafort's lawyer: his work on an op-ed doesn't violate the gag order

Manafort's lawyer: his work on an op-ed doesn't violate the gag order

Lawyer just violated the gag order again...

This guy must be living in another dimension. To think that working on a propaganda piece with a guy with alleged Russian intelligence links that exonorates him from his human crimes in Ukraine isn't violating the gag order is just outlandish.

Mueller should add a count of treason to Manaforts list of charges.

Give 'em just enough rope.. and...well...

FBI Director confirms use of FISA warrants in Russia probes

FBI Director confirms use of FISA warrants in Russia probes

"Obama wiretapped Trump Tower!"

"Yeah, after I wiretapped the Russian Ministry of Defense and found Trump Tower on the other end of the call."

The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC, also called the FISA Court) is a U.S. federal court established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to oversee requests for surveillance warrants against foreign spies inside the United States by federal law ...

The stupidity is truly breathtaking. I honestly don't think the Russia investigation would have gotten half as much traction as it has without that fucking tweet (and then firing Comey, of course).

Glorious.

Basically that the feds have been listening in on the Russians being probed and any Americans they may have spoken to. It makes it significantly harder for Trump and co. to deny any wrongdoing that may have taken place if they've got the recordings.

Law Professors Just Published a Delightful, 34-Page List of Ways People Will Game the GOP Tax Plan

Law Professors Just Published a Delightful, 34-Page List of Ways People Will Game the GOP Tax Plan

I hope that this bill crashes and burns once the Senate gets the new version. A bill this poorly written needs to be thrown out..

https://poseidon01.ssrn.com/delivery.php?ID=61311508211501400710503111603007700410501002005306000...

It’s unfortunate they try to shame senate democrats for opposition as if this was a well written bill that went through the proper process to help the middle class.

This is why the GOP doesn’t like education.

These are some fine people doing a damn fine job.

Rep. Franks resigning after asking female staff to be surrogates for his child

Rep. Franks resigning after asking female staff to be surrogates for his child
Rep. Franks resigning after asking female staff to be surrogates for his child

Surro-Gate!

I'm just going to assume there is more to this story than what's being reported right now.

"I need your help! The House is investigating me for sexual misconduct!"

"We'll just pick the least offensive part of the least offensive scandal, admit to it, have you resign and that'll be the end of it. No further investigations, none of the tawdry details come out and maybe you'll still be able to get a decent job."

"OK... I asked my female staffers to be surrogates."

"I said 'least offensive'."

"Yeah, exactly."

"Oh, geez."

What the actual fuck did I just read. 2017 y’all. 20 fucking 17.

Melania Trump Tells Children Her Dream Christmas Would Be On ‘A Deserted Island’

Melania Trump Tells Children Her Dream Christmas Would Be On ‘A Deserted Island’

Tell me this isn’t a cry for help

She said "with my family" which I take to mean Barron and her parents.

Ok "This isn't a cry for help".

Now that I've told you that, this is totally a cry for help.

She hates her life so so much...

Former GOP chairman found guilty of fraud for signing ex-wife's ballot

Former GOP chairman found guilty of fraud for signing ex-wife's ballot
Former GOP chairman found guilty of fraud for signing ex-wife's ballot

Someone alert Trump's Voter Fraud Army!!

Whatabout voter fraud though.

If the GOP is screaming about voter fraud, you know they're the ones doing it. If they scream about anything, odds are that's what they are doing.

Call it projection, call it poisoning the well, it's what they do. Like clockwork.

Try one of these subthreads