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Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:39 PM

When you think the GOP minority leader could not get any more despicaple

He is purposely not naming people to the intelligence committee led by rep. Schiff in order to stop them from having a quorum and being able to act. The immediate consequence is that they cant act to send the transcripts of the committee to Mueller as he requested.

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Reply When you think the GOP minority leader could not get any more despicaple (Original post)
drray23 Jan 2019 OP
manor321 Jan 2019 #1
Amaryllis Jan 2019 #23
rzemanfl Jan 2019 #2
EveHammond13 Jan 2019 #3
UniteFightBack Jan 2019 #12
EveHammond13 Jan 2019 #13
Amaryllis Jan 2019 #24
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 2019 #4
manor321 Jan 2019 #7
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 2019 #8
wcmagumba Jan 2019 #5
RockRaven Jan 2019 #6
WhiteTara Jan 2019 #15
RockRaven Jan 2019 #19
dalton99a Jan 2019 #16
keithbvadu2 Jan 2019 #9
pangaia Jan 2019 #10
UniteFightBack Jan 2019 #11
pansypoo53219 Jan 2019 #14
GulfCoast66 Jan 2019 #17
drray23 Jan 2019 #18
NurseJackie Jan 2019 #20
Amaryllis Jan 2019 #21
Control-Z Jan 2019 #25
Amaryllis Jan 2019 #22
Eyeball_Kid Jan 2019 #28
Cha Jan 2019 #26
Eyeball_Kid Jan 2019 #27
cstanleytech Jan 2019 #30
MontanaMama Jan 2019 #32
cstanleytech Jan 2019 #29
triron Jan 2019 #31

Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:39 PM

1. Rachel just mentioned this and I'd like to hear MUCH more from the press on this!

 

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:40 PM

2. Can't Mueller subpoena them? n/t

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:41 PM

3. I say Schiff should just send the transcripts anyway. What is the GOP going to

 

do about it? Nothing.

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:48 PM

12. I mean Schiff is trying to do the right thing the right way and following the rules. McScummy is

 

not....what to do? I say get them over there quietly.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:49 PM

13. Agree. I respect Schiff for his respect of the rules, but my tolerance for any more of

 

these dirty shenanigans from GOP is zero. Especially because the clock is ticking for 2020 and the GOP goal is to drag everything out to frustrate the fact-finding mission.

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:18 AM

24. Between Schiff and Nancy - also JAckie Speier and Eric Swalwell on intel - they are way

smarter than Nunes- they will figure out something. This could add fodder to obstruction for Nunes. He's got to be already being investigated for that.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:41 PM

4. So why have Cohen come? The house should focus on their investigation.

The Senate Subpoenaed him...so should the House....BEFORE the Senate testimony.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:45 PM

7. Cohen was going to appear before a different House committee

 

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Response to manor321 (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:46 PM

8. cool.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:42 PM

5. Disgusting...

I wonder if the same thing could be done by the dems in the senate and all these
judicial nominations getting out of committee on party line votes?

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:44 PM

6. If he wants to go down this road, I believe it can be gotten around by a rule change

which changes the number of Repuke seats on the committee. They can argue that it is unfair, but the rebuttal will simply be "you refused to fill the seats, it is your doing."

That loss of seats is going to bite them in the ass by making public hearings look all the worse for Repukes because in such hearings all members get equal time, and the GOP will have far less time for fluffing those Trumpist witnesses who the Dems are eviscerating.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 11:22 PM

15. So they can be limited to 0 seats?

They are doing this to 3 committees.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 12:04 AM

19. Maybe change the rule which defines a quorum so the denominator is the number of filled seats?

I dunno, there's got to be a work-around which addresses only his gimmick without invoking a "nuclear option" of sorts.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 11:27 PM

16. +1. Fuck them

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:46 PM

9. Obstruction of Justice?

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:46 PM

10. Like Obama not getting a supreme



The evil that lurks in the hearts of men -- poisons everything around them

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:46 PM

11. Obstruction. nt

 

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 11:18 PM

14. cheating works for them.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 11:28 PM

17. So Speaker Pelosi has the house change the rules

These guys are rookies. Most have never been in the Minority.

They should be taking notes.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 11:34 PM

18. I dont think you can change the rules to allow for zero GOP in the committee. Nt.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 12:10 AM

20. Choose for them... At random.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 12:59 AM

21. It's Nunes, right?

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:21 AM

25. If it's Nunes it should be easy

since he's supposedly recused. His say shouldn't mean squat.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:10 AM

22. Couldn't a quorum be the number of people who have been appointed on the committee?

Or is it a set number - half of those who are supposed to be there plus one for the majority?

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:29 AM

28. Those rules, I'd imagine, can be changed

but only by or through Pelosi.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:25 AM

26. Something more for the Smart People

to figure out.

Thanks for this, drray

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:27 AM

27. Pelosi could change the rules on a quorum.

GOPers had better watch their backs.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:44 AM

30. Yup all she has to do is set a time limit for them to appoint the people and if they fail

to do so have it worded so that means that they have given their consent for those currently on the committee to move ahead.
In other words it puts them in a damned if they do damned if they dont position.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #30)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:54 AM

32. And make it public.

The Speaker can call a presser and tell America what is going down and why.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:42 AM

29. They should just do it then after all we all know all the Repugnants are tainted especially after

what Nunes did.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:50 AM

31. Schiff should give repukes a deadline, then just send the transcripts regardless.

What are Pukes going to do??

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