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Incoming House Judiciary Chair Planning To End Probe Into FBI, DOJ


During a break during former FBI Director James Comey’s heated closed-door testimony on Capitol Hill on Friday, incoming House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler confirmed to reporters what many had already suspected: That Nadler (and probably his fellow Democratic leaders) would put the kibosh on the House’s investigation into alleged political bias at the highest levels of the FBI and DOJ as they launched an investigation into the Trump campaign – an investigation that eventually morphed into the Mueller probe.

While Democrats prepare to ramp up investigations into everything from Trump’s “war on the media” to his involvement in his family business, Nadler told a group of reporters that he intends to end the House Judiciary Committee’s involvement in the Congressional probe as soon as he takes the reins next year.

Asked why he intends to end the committee’s involvement in the probe, Nadler responded that “it was a waste of time to begin with” and a “distraction” from the real-wrong doing here – that is, lawbreaking committed by Republicans, according to the Hill.

“Yes, because it is a waste of time to start with,” Nadler said in response to a question about whether he would end the probe. Nadler characterized the Republican investigation as a political sideshow that aims to distract from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

“The entire purpose of this investigation is to be a diversion of the real investigation, which is Mueller. There is no evidence of bias at the FBI and this other nonsense they are talking about,” he continued.

If the House investigation into suspected FBI malfeasance is just a “sideshow”, as Nadler claims, how would he explain the fact that the FBI knew the allegations contained in the Steele dossier – the linchpin of the FBI’s FISA warrant application that kicked off the Russia probe in earnest – were bogus before applying for surveillance? Or the many conflicts of interest between senior FBI officials involved with the probe (Andrew McCabe, Bruce Ohr, Peter Strzok, and, yes, Comey himself) – or the fact that McCabe was fired following after the DOJ’s inspector general confirmed that McCabe had lied under oath to try and conceal the fact that he told an FBI spokesman to leak a story about the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation just days before the election. McCabe could still face criminal charges from his lies. But Congress’s attempt to hold the FBI accountable is just a “distraction?”

But Nadler doesn’t have the power to end the investigation – which also involves the House Intelligence Committee – just yet. And before he takes control, Republicans are hoping to interview a few more people, including former attorney general Loretta Lynch.

Nadler then practiced some deflection himself by changing the subject to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

“The real question now is Whitaker, [who] is still the acting attorney general,” Nadler said.

Nadler also said he has “lots of questions” for Whitaker, whom Democrats have branded as an illegitimate usurper who is conspiring to end the Mueller probe (despite taking zero steps to actually impede Mueller’s investigation).

But what’s wrong with a little deflection (so long as it serves your political purposes, that is)?

via zerohedge


  1. Collusion between DemocRATSm FBI heads & Injustice Dept & MEDIA BIAS is what they have all been obstructing & delaying until the Voter Fraud swept Dumbum Pelosi back into power temporarily. So obviously corrupt. WE ARE VERY ANGRY that the Republican SWAMP also prevented JUSTICE & CRIMINAL CHARGES BEING MADE ALREADY.

  2. Funny how the Demoncrats manage to turn everything around 180°. ” Its not the Mueller probe that is a complete waste of time it’s the investigation into the FBI that is phony”. The fact that they can say this with a straight face is a testament to their ability to lie with the best of them. Every piece of evidence against them, no matter how convincing, they just blow off like it’s nothing, while they endlessly demand Trumps impeachment based on absolute nonsense!! What’s most shocking about all this is the stupidity of the libtards that swallow the Demoncrap nonsense, hook line and sinker!!!!!

  3. There is an oath that states, in part, “uphold the constitution and defend the nation against it enemies foreign and DOMESTIC” the same capital letter as Democrat, and seemingly synonymous.

  4. I’m 77 yrs old and l don’t recall ever seeing such partisan disrespect from either political party as what is now comming from the (formerly) Democrat, now Socialist party! They HATE this country, because they are so determined to turn America into just another Socialist”Utopian” disaster, that they will resort to any dirty, scumbag tactics and lies to distract gullible, ignorant lapdog “Democrats” and socalled “independents” (who are too lazy to learn American history, and can’t tell the difference between American Constitional ideals, and the disasters of Socialism), that they don’t care if anyone on thier Socialist side breaks our laws or not. But they will go to any lengths to create a crime for anyone who opposes thier Socialist, anti-American agenda! I’ve never seen such rotten, lying, anti-American scum, that is now what we are to believe is the “Democrat” party! Harry S Truman, John F Kennedy, your former “Democrat” party is not how you left it. The party you left is no longer! It is now run by a mob of anti-American, scumbag Socialist, hell bent on destroying the (once) greatest country this Earth has ever enjoyed! Maybe, just maybe President Trump, can turn this mess around, and…..Make America Great Again!

    • The worst part of this is the American grade schools, college and universities are not teaching American history or Civics any longer and the majority of students have no idea how this country came into being, or understands that men died for their freedom which is NOT FREE. They have no idea what real “socialism is”. They seem to have this mentality that everything should be given to them without working for it. Freedom costs something. They are being brainwashed by professors who hate the American way of life and many are foreigners who really do not know history themselves. There is no longer respect for others, the Constitution, or the law of the land. Students and groups react instead of being disciplined, knowledgeable and act according to the laws of this land. Sad day in America.

  5. He and the Dems know that the FBI and DOJ are guilty, along with Obama. So they do not want to take up anything regarding them because there is mountains of information about Obama-Hillary-Mueller-Comey-Russia collusion-FISA-Rosenstein-dossier-Steele-Ohr-etc etc. Numerous books are already out there outlining all the details. All there needs to be is a Special Counsel investigation by someone with the courage and will to take on such a task to see justice really done right.

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