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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 06:03 PM

Yates and Comey re-invited to the House Intelligence Committee while Oversight questions Trump

This will be fun to watch http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/4/21/1655070/-Yates-and-Comey-re-invited-to-the-House-Intelligence-Committee-while-Oversight-questions-Trump

What a difference a Nunes makes. Now that the White House creeper has stepped out of the way, things seem to be moving toward a minor display of intelligence by the House committee on the same.


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Though it’s disappointing that the hearing for Comey and Rogers is to be closed rather than a continuation of the open hearings that were abruptly ended as soon as it became clear they were going to surface something other than an instant exoneration for Trump, at least the public is going to finally get a chance to hear Sally Yates’ take on the matter.

Meanwhile the House Oversight Committee, and its suddenly in a hurry to retire chairman, have a question of another sort for Trump concerning those pesky profits from foreign sources.

… details of the plan to donate profits from foreign government payments, however, are still unclear. Meanwhile, recent news accounts have reported that the Trump organization may have received payments from foreign governments since President Trump’s inauguration.
A few days before the inauguration, Trump announced that he would put aside profits from foreign governments and “donate” them to the treasury. A couple of weeks later, Trump even named a couple of people to oversee this process.

However, that seems to be about as far as things went. How profits were to be identified and donated remains a mystery, and foreign officials who stay at Trump hotels, or profits generating when foreign governments hand over valuable trademarks, don’t seem to be sliding down that custom chute into the Treasury’s basement.

And surprisingly enough, Oversight is doing some … oversight. They’ve asked Trump to hand over a wad of documents, including.

How they’re calculating profits.
The process for separating these funds and sending them to the government.
Whether or not they’re taking these “donations” as a tax break.
Since no profits have yet appeared, it’s all a bit academic at the moment, and it’s not clear that there’s a real deadline on Oversight’s request. But it’s interesting that Chaffetz is bothering to ask.

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Argentina Apr 2017 #2
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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 06:05 PM

1. House Intel Panel Back On Track: Yates, Brennan, Clapper Asked To Testify

This is bad news for trump http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/schiff-house-intelligence-committee-back-on-track-hearings

After a troubled two months that saw the “temporary” recusal of Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), the House Intelligence Committee’s ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), announced Friday that the panel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election was “back on track.”

Schiff and the new senior Republican on the committee, Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), sent out letters asking key Obama administration officials and senior intelligence officials to testify before the committee.

FBI Director James Comey and National Security Advisor Adm. Mike Rogers were invited to appear at a closed hearing on May 2, according to a statement from Schiff’s office. Former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates also were asked to appear in an open hearing that would be scheduled after May 2.

Those officials were initially scheduled to come before the committee in March. But Nunes scrapped their appearances after going public with claims that he’d seen intelligence reports that showed information about President Donald Trump and his staffers was “incidentally collected,” and Nunes asserted that the identities of those persons were inappropriately unmasked in the reports.

Other lawmakers from both parties who later viewed the same reports said the documents showed no evidence of wrongdoing. At the time of the cancelations, Schiff charged that Nunes was trying to “choke off” public information about the Russia probe.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 07:39 PM

4. Yates will decline to appear...she knows better...

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 06:05 PM

2. That's good news. The truth about Russiagate is going to come out drip by drip.

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Response to Argentina (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 06:08 PM

3. And we will learn

 

That there is nothing.
I'm in full agreement with you.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 07:46 PM

5. Not worried in the least. I'm instead seeing EIGHT YEARS of Trump

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Tue Apr 25, 2017, 07:14 PM

6. Former AG Sally Yates To Testify May 8 In Congressional Russia Probe

This makes me smile http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/sally-yates-testify-russia-probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing next month on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a Senate committee announced Tuesday.

Yates is to appear May 8 along with James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, at an open hearing of the crime and terrorism subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

It will mark her first appearance on Capitol Hill since she was fired in late January after refusing to defend President Donald Trump’s travel ban. She had been scheduled to testify weeks ago before the House intelligence committee, but that hearing was canceled and has yet to be rescheduled.

At this point, the Senate Judiciary hearing will be the first opportunity for the public to hear Yates’ account of her role in the firing of Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. That subcommittee is conducting an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The House and Senate intelligence committees are conducting investigations as well.

Yates alerted the White House in January that Flynn had been misleading in his account of a December phone call with the Russian ambassador to the United States in which economic sanctions against Russia were discussed. Flynn was ousted after those discrepancies were made public.
This testimony will be before the Senate

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