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Senate committee sought investigation of
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Posted By: earlybird, 8/21/2020 3:15:38 PM

WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent a bipartisan letter to the Justice Department asking federal prosecutors to investigate Stephen K. Bannon, a former Trump confidant, for potentially lying to lawmakers during its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.It also raised concerns about testimony provided by family members and confidants of President Trump that appeared to contradict information provided by a former deputy campaign chairman to Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Those it identified as providing such conflicting testimony were the president’s son Donald Trump Jr., his son-in-law Jared Kushner, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks.

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* Chris Megerian, Sarah D. Wire, Jennifer Haberkorn

An correction to this article is included saying this referral was sent to the feds 3 months after the Mueller report was issued but before Mueller testified before this committee.

Article dated August 14. 2020, posted with staff permission.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: pros7767 8/21/2020 3:41:38 PM (No. 516908)
With friends like this, WTP don't need enemies! What is wrong with the Republicans? They haven't stabbed him in the back enough yet? I'm sick of these people! How about investigating Obama and crew for real?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 8/21/2020 3:43:57 PM (No. 516910)
We have known about Burr for a long long time. He and Warner are likethis. The SSCI is considered to be the most corrupt committee in the Congress. Not just the Senate. And after Schiffless and Noodler, that’s saying quite a lot.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 8/21/2020 5:15:43 PM (No. 516961)
I don't trust the Senate Intel Committee as far as I can toss the Senate building. They are globalists who are VERY upset that Trump is messing with their big bucks donors and Bannon is especially effective at pointing out how hideous the ChiComs are. So the Senators are setting up to do Bannon the way the FBI, CIA and DoJ did Trump. The Swamp is still fighting back, and they are corrupt as hell, and using the power of the government to take down their enemies....who are the GOOD GUYS. The Senators are the evil ones in this story.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/21/2020 5:23:25 PM (No. 516966)
The Senate Intelligence Committee was in on the coup attempt against Trump from the beginning. As for Bannon, we are told post office inspectors traced deposits of the Iraq veteran, and the money was spent lavishly. Money is homogeneous, and I question the work of the post office inspectors. I notice the postal inspectors are not releasing their work or evidence for anyone to check it. Like all government, it is secret, so they can frame whomever they want.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: davew 8/21/2020 5:41:12 PM (No. 516978)
Ask the millions of Chinese lao baizing, Hong Kong students, Taiwan nationalists, and free Chinese expats who have rallied with Bannon and Miles Guo to form the New Federal State of China to bring down the CCP slave masters who is behind the attack on Bannon. They all know that all roads lead to Beijing and the CCP. They have been financed by Wall Street corporations who have paid lobbyists and Congressional collaborators to send the manufacturing base to China while they read enormous profits from the cheap labor. Bannon is public enemy #1 to these people and his success with his podcast and other media ventures has now reached the point that he needs to be taken out. As he said on his broadcast today all this is a political hit and his legal team will prevail even as the government tries to block him and drain him of resources. He is as committed to building the Southern Wall as Brian Kolfage is and everything he has done for "Build The Wall" has been in the pursuit of that goal. Smearing a triple amputee like Kolfage who holds the record for the most injured airman to ever survive his wounds and claiming he was enjoying a "lavish lifestyle" is really disingenuous. I'd like to know how many limbs the distinguished lawyers of the SDNY gave for their "lavish lifestyle"?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: droopydog 8/21/2020 5:46:23 PM (No. 516980)
The coup never stops, never gives up.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: droopydog 8/21/2020 5:55:46 PM (No. 516989)
I wonder if this activity means that Durham et al are close to some public revelations. Or...should I just give up on the thought that the good guys will get a win...any win?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: smokincol 8/21/2020 7:22:30 PM (No. 517035)
this is same committee that brother burr was drummed out of so he could make room for his sweetheart warner to take over. warner was running the committee anyway so it made no difference. getting to point where the senators are the most untrustworthy characters in washington. lindsey graham, mitch mcconnell, ed markup to name only a few.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: curious1 8/21/2020 7:43:10 PM (No. 517048)
#6, they do stop when they are planted in the ground. Thus the old saying, the only good commie is a dead commie.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone 8/21/2020 8:06:48 PM (No. 517064)
This is old news. The Chairman of that committee is Richard Burr a wimpy RINO Republican who is a Never-Trumper, and who has effectively allowed the Democrat ranking member to take over the Committee.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 8/22/2020 1:21:00 AM (No. 517209)
Burr is a corrupt Swamp Creature.
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