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Tue Sep 18, 2018, 12:51 PM

Trump: FBI Won't Investigate Kavanaugh Allegation Because It's 'Not Their Thing'

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Kate Riga
September 18, 2018 1:14 pm


President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the FBI is not following up on professor Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because “this is not really their thing.”

“I don’t think the FBI should really be involved because they don’t want to be involved,” Trump said. “If they wanted to be, I would certainly do that. But they say this is not really their thing. I think politically speaking, the senators will do a very good job.”

According to a Bloomberg report, the FBI requires a request from the White House to conduct a follow-up investigation on the accusation.

The White House and Department of Justice, on the other hand, argue that it’s not the FBI’s job.

Senate Democrats are clamoring for the investigation, but the White House and Republican senators have been dismissive.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-fbi-wont-investigate-kavanaugh-allegation-because-not-their-thing



It's not there Job, what is there Job, idiot, here let me post this idiot.............................and get one of your traitors to look at the list......................... but just check out the "Mission Statement", you know what that means don't you genius................it says in that "Mission Statement"...................and applicant matters.

Do know what "applicant matters means".......................vetting............................




https://www.fbi.gov/about/faqs/what-are-the-primary-investigative-functions-of-the-fbi

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Reply Trump: FBI Won't Investigate Kavanaugh Allegation Because It's 'Not Their Thing' (Original post)
turbinetree Sep 2018 OP
unblock Sep 2018 #1
Freethinker65 Sep 2018 #2
MontanaMama Sep 2018 #3
left-of-center2012 Sep 2018 #4
olegramps Sep 2018 #5
turbinetree Sep 2018 #8
john657 Sep 2018 #13
turbinetree Sep 2018 #16
The_Counsel Sep 2018 #6
jg10003 Sep 2018 #7
BumRushDaShow Sep 2018 #9
john657 Sep 2018 #12
stuffmatters Sep 2018 #10
Bo Sep 2018 #14
JonLP24 Sep 2018 #15
Haggis for Breakfast Sep 2018 #11

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 12:56 PM

1. the fbi is not involved because, and only because, donnie ordered them not to be.

not because of any law enforcement matter, but simply because background investigations of federal nominees is a routine task for the fbi and allegations like this are well within their purview.

if donnie didn't tell them not to, they would most certainly be investigating it.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 12:59 PM

2. It was Trump's job to vet his fucking nominee and not just choose him because of Kavanaugh's loyalty

Loyalty to the executive branch and those that paid off his personal debts over Kavanaugh's loyalty to the US Constitution.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 01:00 PM

3. Gee, in 2016 it was the FBI's "thing"

to re-open HRC's bogus email investigation resulting in derailing her campaign at the last minute. Does the FBI get to pick and choose their "thing" de jour? I'm having a tough time supporting the mission of the FBI at the moment....whatever their "mission" is.

Is it possible the FBI might be pressured to turn a blind eye to Kavananaugh's past?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 01:12 PM

4. Maybe he can ask the Russians to investigate

Like he asked them about Hillary's emails.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 01:13 PM

5. Just more incentive to win in 2018. Then open the investigation and impeach.

In fact challenge the validity of the 2016 election and nullify every act the Trump made including Goryboys appointment.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 01:45 PM

8. I agree completely with your remarks................he should be annulled and all of his legislation

judges, cabinet everything.......................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 10:34 PM

13. Can you show us where in the Constitution it allows for

 

annullment?

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Response to john657 (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 06:02 AM

16. There is nothing in the Constition to annull......................that being said I agree with

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 01:17 PM

6. Oh, Good Lord, Don..."F.B.I." Literally Stands for "Federal Bureau of INVESTIGATION!"

If COURSE this is their "thing," ya dodo...

Why the fuck do we keep electing people who have ZERO clue how government and its agencies work...???

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 01:28 PM

7. If the statue of limitations has expired then an criminal investigation would be pointless.

From the point of view of the FBI, if criminal charges cannot be brought then there is no reason to have an investigation.

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Response to jg10003 (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:23 PM

9. Plus I would think if there were not "interstate commerce" involved

i.e., a crime committed across state/territory lines, then it should be a state/local matter versus a federal one. I.e., the state of MD should be involved (and city of Bethesda since that is where both apparently lived at the time).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 10:24 PM

12. You win the prize.

 

That's exactly right, the FBI has no jurisdiction to investigate a state crime, it's up to the State of Maryland to open an investigation and after 36 years, it just isn't going to happen.

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Response to jg10003 (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 05:23 PM

10. Isn't the FBI is supposed to do a thorough investication of SCOTUS nominees' background too?

Aren't they the agency that is already charged with this responsibility? They obviously missed something very important in checking out Kavanaugh for Circuit Court that is now coming up in his SCOTUS hearing.

I think the public presumption is that any SCOTUS nominee has been thoroughly investigated and cleared by the FBI. That
a witness comes forward during the hearing with new info should not mean that the FBI does not have the responsibility already to
investigate those charges. Or their investigation then becomes not thorough, not reliable.

This Senate Hearing is not a criminal or court proceeding...tho it can lead to one (i.e. charges of perjury ag Kavanaugh) Right now
this is a job interview with the expectation that the FBI supplies the most comprehensive background history possible to
facilitate the "advise and consent" Senate vote for this job seeker to obtain his seat on SCOTUS.

I don't really see why the FBI needs to be reassigned to their Kavanaugh investigation by the Republicans or the DOJ or the President. It seems like they already have an investigation file open on Kavanaugh, they just need to update it.

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Response to jg10003 (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 12:54 AM

14. We have a winner!

NO CRIMINAL CHARGES CAN BE BROUGHT, it has been 36 years and it was a stroke and grope party with beer from Moms fridge.
As a progressive who grew up in DC in the 80s, this makes everyone look BAD. It was HIGH SCHOOL.

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Response to Bo (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 01:32 AM

15. It was a broken rape

That brought trauma to the woman. This makes Kavanaugh look bad plus they do background checks all the time. Doesn't mean he should sit on the Supreme Courts FFS.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 09:18 PM

11. Wasn't he vetted for his last federal appointment ?

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