am_Unition:

Can we have a general "Republicans Undercutting Things They Don't Like (Right Now)" thread?

House Republicans prepare contempt action against FBI, Department of Justice:

    Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and other committee Republicans, after considering such action for several weeks, decided to move after media including the New York Times reported Saturday on why a top FBI official assigned to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russia-Trump election collusion had been removed from the investigation.

    ...

    In his statement Saturday, Nunes pointed to the reports that the official, Peter Strzok, was removed after allegedly having exchanged anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton text messages with his mistress, who was an FBI lawyer working for Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

That article blew my fuckin' mind. Using evidence that the special council is not tolerating anti-Trump political bias as evidence that the special council is biased against Trump. Because the special council waited to go public with the justification for Strzok's firing?

So for not the first time this year: Fuck you, Nunes. So much for not involving yourself in the ongoing investigations you'd committed to abstaining from after you'd already done some shady shit.

Edit: Look at this gem from Nunes:

    [The FBI and DOJ] "should be investigating themselves," he said.

Are you ill? You have just proven that a) you don't understand how that could be problematic, regardless of anything else considered and b) maybe you didn't know that overseeing the FBI was your job? Or, I guess, you think that's what you're doing here by filing this motion to hold them in contempt?

And if I'm missing something here, feel free to school me, Hubski.


posted by bfv: 224 days ago