Wednesday, July 12, 2017
National Security Chair Calls For Investigation Of Comey's "Political Warfare"; "Purge" Of Obama Holdovers
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Last night, just as the Russian-collusion hysteria was reaching a new fevered pitch on the back of reports that Donald Trump Jr. took a meeting with a Russian-born lawyer who promised juicy opposition research on Hillary Clinton, we took the opportunity to ask which was more disturbing: (i) that Jr. sought opposition research on his father's political opponent (a rather common, if utterly detestable, practice among politicians) or (ii) that various members of the Obama administration may have very well exploited the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to unmask various members of the Trump campaign thereby effectively turning the entire U.S. intelligence apparatus into a political weapon of mass destruction?
Well, apparently we weren't the only ones to have had that thought. As the Washington Free Beacon points out today, Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and chair of its National Security subcommittee, is urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch a full scale investigation into Comey's handling of a series of potentially classified memos that were leaked to the press recently as well as efforts of the Washington "bureaucracy to weaponize" intelligence information.
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