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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:00 PM

Sheldon Whitehouse publicly rips Chris Wray a new one re sham Kavanaugh investigation






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This long-delayed answer confirms how badly we were spun by Director Wray and the FBI in the Kavanaugh background investigation and hearing.

It confirms my suspicions that the “tip line” was not real and that FBI tip line procedures were not followed. There are FBI tip line procedures. They were not followed.

So when Wray said they followed procedures, he meant the “procedure” of doing whatever Trump White House Counsel told them to do. That’s misleading as hell.

I charged that the “tip line” was really a tip dump, with all the tips going straight into the dumpster without investigation. In fact it was a tip dump where all the tips went straight to White House Counsel without investigation. Same difference.

No wonder so many witnesses were so frustrated when they tried to bring evidence forward. I’ve heard tales that even FBI agents not in on the scam sent info to the “tip line.” That must feel like a burn.

Victims don’t always get redress, but their serious allegations deserve serious investigation, not a “tip line” garbage chute to a White House Counsel desperate to cover up the facts.









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Reply Sheldon Whitehouse publicly rips Chris Wray a new one re sham Kavanaugh investigation (Original post)
TomDaisy Jul 22 OP
spooky3 Jul 22 #1
TomDaisy Jul 22 #2
live love laugh Jul 23 #27
BradAllison Jul 22 #9
spooky3 Jul 22 #10
DURHAM D Jul 22 #3
dickthegrouch Jul 22 #22
EarlG Jul 22 #4
ConstanceCee Jul 22 #5
EarlG Jul 22 #6
TomDaisy Jul 22 #8
LiberatedUSA Jul 22 #7
Mr. Evil Jul 22 #13
Hugin Jul 23 #25
lagomorph777 Jul 22 #11
MarineCombatEngineer Jul 22 #15
triron Jul 22 #16
MarineCombatEngineer Jul 22 #17
uponit7771 Jul 22 #12
czarjak Jul 22 #14
ancianita Jul 22 #18
BeckyDem Jul 22 #19
marieo1 Jul 22 #20
Midnight Writer Jul 22 #21
FakeNoose Jul 22 #23
lark Jul 23 #24
Turbineguy Jul 23 #26
spanone Jul 23 #28
lastlib Jul 23 #29
Quakerfriend Jul 23 #30
Demsrule86 Jul 23 #33
OnDoutside Jul 23 #31
Demsrule86 Jul 23 #32
world wide wally Jul 23 #34
flying_wahini Jul 23 #35
triron Jul 23 #36
BradBo Jul 23 #37
LiberalLovinLug Jul 23 #38
Hassler Jul 23 #39
GoodRaisin Jul 23 #40

Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:12 PM

1. This is a very important story. Outrageous.

Interesting that Susan Collins is not among the Senators who are following up.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:14 PM

2. Chris Wray - another flaccid coward who melted when faced with trump's corrupt bullying

Wray must resign or be fired.

President Biden said he would not tolerate bullying, disrespect, lying and other bad behavior in his administration.
He should stick to this rule and fire Wray for this egregious dishonesty.

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Response to TomDaisy (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:00 AM

27. Not a coward an accomplice. nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:55 PM

9. LOL

I'm sure Susan is concerned.

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Response to BradAllison (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:56 PM

10. Her brow is so furrowed that she can't speak out. Nt

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:15 PM

3. Are there any women positioned to be the next head of the FBI? nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 08:46 PM

22. Hilary! /nt

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:20 PM

4. Adds a bit of flavor to those comments Trump made recently

About what a disgrace Kavanaugh was and how nobody would have employed him.

I wonder if Trump was made aware of that information coming in to the tip line, that the public never saw.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:37 PM

5. Didn't We Know This?

I feel like there are many things currently in the news that we knew about at the time. It was public knowledge, wasn't it, that there were many witnesses who wanted to testify but weren't even contacted by the FBI?






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Response to ConstanceCee (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:43 PM

6. That part was known

I definitely recall that there were a few Kavanaugh acquaintances who wanted to talk to the FBI but were ignored.

I think the tip line stuff is new though -- the fact that calls to the tip line went straight to the White House counsel and weren't investigated?

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Response to ConstanceCee (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:54 PM

8. seems like we are on the verge of forcing Chris Wray to admit it

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Response to EarlG (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:49 PM

7. Trump isn't that deep.

Kavanaugh didn’t return the favor, so Kav is bad and make Trump sad.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 03:02 PM

13. Yup!

TFG has never been known to be subtle.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 09:20 AM

25. Instant kompromat.

Wow.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:58 PM

11. Fire Wray and impeach Justice Boof.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 03:59 PM

15. Impeach Kavanaugh,

and then what?
You'll never get 2/3rds of the Senate to convict and I highly doubt that Speaker Pelosi will even consider impeachment in the House, she's too smart for that.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:05 PM

16. Yes, both of them need to go.

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Response to triron (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:08 PM

17. Getting rid of Wray is easy, Pres. Biden can remove him,

but Kavanaugh, on the other hand, is not so easy and the Senate Repukes will never vote to remove him, ever.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 03:01 PM

12. Yeah, and Wray's answer to why BLM & Trump terrorist were treated differently on its face is

... 100% bullshit.

Wray is not answering why collective data on Putin Whore supporters weren't followed through on.

I don't trust him after this ... no doubt

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 03:53 PM

14. Makes me wonder about my tip on 1/6.

My cousin was there with bells on until he wasn't and it was all Antifa and BLM. Not a peep since on social media. If I wasn't the first on the FBI tipline, I was a 1%er.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:13 PM

18. The more the public see law enforcement not enforce, the more the public lose faith in rule of law.

I'm so glad that Whitehouse is livid and loud. I hope he gets the Oversight and Judiciary committees to investigate the communications between the FBI and WHC. I hope he can get media to run with this FBI-White House Counsel connection, even if it doesn't last long.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:13 PM

19. FBI has been batting them right out of the park.

'This is not over': Gymnasts speak out, demand action after reported FBI failure in Nassar investigation

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2021/07/15/larry-nassar-report-fbi-failed-survivors-usa-gymnasts-respond/7976885002/

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:16 PM

20. Whitehouse is honest

I have always respected Sheldon Whitehouse....I knew at the time that Kavanaugh was a creep. He and DJT are just alike....birds of a feather flock together and support each other!!!

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:20 PM

21. There is a lesson to be learned here.

Wray allowed his office to be subverted for political reasons.

Now he is taking fire from both sides.

If he had played it straight, followed regulations and guidance, showing "no fear or favor", he would have his honor intact today.

Instead, he is considered a disgrace, a limp noodle that can be used by politicians, a failure by anyone's standards.

He has damaged himself, his office, and his institution.

For what? To curry favor with a faithless Administration who everyone knew would throw him under the next passing bus?

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 08:56 PM

23. It's time to look into impeaching the Boofer Boy - seriously

People had evidence 2 years ago and they weren't allowed to testify against him. All it takes is collecting that evidence, presenting the case honestly, and he'll be gone. Poof! Just like that.

Well, fire Chris Wray first.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 09:07 AM

24. Biden needs to fire Chris Wray - TODAY! n/t

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:15 AM

26. Just another government agency

targeted to destroy trust.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:01 AM

28. Time for President Biden to appoint a new FBI Director.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:12 AM

29. Beer Boy and Wray both need to RESIGN! Yesterday. eom

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:16 AM

30. Whitehouse is just the best! I say

fire Wray and put Andrew McCabe in his place.

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Response to Quakerfriend (Reply #30)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:27 AM

33. McCabe leaked damaging information on Hillary Clinton so no. I do not believe he should lose

his pension and be fired but he should not hold any position of authority at the FB I.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:25 AM

31. I would have been previously supportive of Wray, but he has got to go. If he doesn't resign,he

should be fired. He's a disgrace.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:26 AM

32. Chris Wray needs to be fire and investigated.

Clearly, he is a political animal and can't be trusted to run an apolitical organization.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:40 AM

34. Just another example of how Trump has done his absolute best to destroy America

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:47 AM

35. Biden's team needs to ask people to resend their stories and see what pops up.



I’m betting the worst ones were paid off long ago.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:53 AM

36. So now what's the current DOJ going to do about this? Sweep it under the rug?

Ignore it?

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 12:14 PM

37. Hello President Biden, I'm talking to you and the FBI right now.

Start the tip line again and follow through this time. America can make this right. Don’t pull an Obama.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 01:21 PM

38. And the GOP will just use this story to add to the "FBI is corrupt" narrative

They use anything and everything in the kitchen sink. Their supporters are so fucked up by now they will accept any twist of logic.

It will be presented on RW media as further proof of the FBI's incompetence and corruption. Without mentioning Kavanaugh at all.

It doesn't even have to be fully explained to the supporters. Just "FBI is shady....you can't believe anything they do or say". Including of course, any investigations into TrumpCo or other Republicans.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 01:49 PM

39. Drag Wray before the senate, read him the riot act, then have Biden fire him so a new director can

investigate Wray, the FBI and especially Judge Boof.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 02:03 PM

40. We literally saw this happening when Kavanaugh was confirmed.

Trump controlling the sham investigation. I guess this is confirmation Wray bowed to Trump and needs to be fired. I suggest Joe Biden bring back Andy McCabe as his replacement.

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