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Thu Jul 27, 2017, 12:50 AM

Senate defies Trump on call to investigate Hillary Clinton

President Donald Trump's relentless calls for more investigations into Hillary Clinton, her emails and the Democratic National Committee are largely being ignored in Congress, where Republicans spent years and millions of dollars on Clinton probes that turned up nothing. And Senate Republicans say Trump is wrong in prodding his attorney general via Twitter to revive an inquiry into the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee who lost the election to Trump.

"It harkens back to the notion of a banana republic," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said of what he called Trump's "inappropriate" calls for investigations into Clinton. "It's what dictators do, they look to punish their enemies."

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It's questionable as to whether Sessions would be able to order an investigation into Clinton even if he were inclined to do so: In his letter of recusal, Sessions noted he was sidelining himself from "any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for president of the United States."


Democrats said the concept of a president browbeating his attorney general to take action against a political rival is entirely misguided.

"I didn't support him for the job, but Sessions is doing his job," said Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. "It's one more example of this president's disrespect for the rule of law."

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/senate-defies-trump-on-call-to-investigate-hillary-clinton/

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trueblue2007 Jul 2017 OP
ProudLib72 Jul 2017 #1
VermontKevin Jul 2017 #3
Doodley Jul 2017 #2
onetexan Jul 2017 #4

Response to trueblue2007 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 12:58 AM

1. Chuck "Snake in The" Grassley is all for it

Not all that surprising. He should probably recuse himself from all inquiries into Russian meddling.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:19 AM

3. They don't want HRC anywhere near Capitol Hill.

 

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Response to trueblue2007 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:17 AM

2. Trump has no authority and no respect even among GOP senators

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Response to Doodley (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:38 AM

4. Yep he's a pathological liar

& he's trying to deflect from Russiagate investigations thinking of the media focuses on Hillary they'll get off his back. Cat chance.

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