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Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:49 PM

Are the House and Senate investigations into #TrumpRussia related and mutually dependent?

In other words, does Nunes' (and Ryan's) obstruction of the House committee's investigation impact in any way the Senate investigation?

Why 2 different investigations in the 2 bodies of Congress?

What rules apply as to chairmanship of such committees? Are there any, or is this simply a partisan free-for-all?

It seems antithetical to the pursuit of truth and justice for partisan politics to prevail in the instance of a constitutional crisis. I haven't seen or read anything on DU that specifically addresses these questions...and I know there's a lot of really smart DU'ers who can readily answer them.

Thanks in advance.

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Reply Are the House and Senate investigations into #TrumpRussia related and mutually dependent? (Original post)
Mr. Ected Mar 2017 OP
elleng Mar 2017 #1
PearliePoo2 Mar 2017 #2
MattP Mar 2017 #3
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2017 #4
MedusaX Mar 2017 #5

Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:51 PM

1. No.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 03:05 PM

2. FYI: Here are the members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee:


https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/

Ummm, Senator Burr? The world is about to see what you're made of.




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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 03:30 PM

3. Tom Cotton and James Lankford

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 03:31 PM

4. Here is a really good source on all things Governmental

The United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is charged with the oversight of the United States intelligence community, which includes the intelligence and intelligence related activities of 17 elements of the U.S. Government, and the Military Intelligence Program.
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/committees/HLIG

Same wording for House Committee

Note: These are Permanent Committees.

The above site is so handy to have when questions arise about how Gov. works
You can find every member of Congress committees, bills, etc.
PLUS
they track every bill from introduction to passing/not passing
plus
they will track any bill you are interested in, all you have to do is pick one and give your email address ( they don't spam)
or
you can look up the bill on the site.

Been using this site for many years now.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 04:56 PM

5. Here is some Senate info specific to their current investigation


The scope of the Committee’s inquiry will include, but is not limited to:
* A review of the intelligence that informed the Intelligence Community Assessment “Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections;”

* Counterintelligence concerns related to Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, including any intelligence regarding links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns;

* Russian cyber activity and other “active measures” directed against the U.S., both as it regards the 2016 election and more broadly.
*
>snip<

The statement went on to say that the committee will use subpoena power:
The Committee plans to:
* Hold hearings examining Russian intelligence activity;

* Interview senior officials of both the outgoing and incoming administrations including the issuance of subpoenas if necessary to compel testimony;
and
* Produce both classified and unclassified reports on its findings.
*

http://m.dailykos.com/story/2017/1/13/1620284/-Senate-Intelligence-Chairman-announces-bipartisan-investigation-of-Russian-activities-and-Trump-ties


The hearings schedule can be found at
https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/hearings/closed

They have held 10 closed hearings this month...
1 scheduled for tomorrow
And 2 Open Hearings are scheduled for Thursday

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