Well, folks – slim pickings for humour over at Freeperville this week. They’re celebrating too hard over 16-year olds being forced to carry to term.
So – an observation piece, and a blast from the past that I never got around to mentioning below the fold.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday after attending a classified briefing that he continues to support special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
McConnell told NPR that Mueller’s investigation and a separate probe by the Justice Department’s inspector general into the FBI’s actions during the 2016 election will ultimately provide answers to a number of questions swirling around the presidential race.
“The two investigations going on that I think will give us the answers to the questions that you raise — the [inspector general] investigation in the Justice Department and the Mueller investigation,” McConnell told NPR.
“I support both of them, and I don’t really have anything to add to this subject based upon the Gang of Eight briefing that we had today, which was classified.”
McConnell’s vote of confidence in Mueller’s investigation came after he attended a highly classified meeting with top law enforcement and intelligence officials on Thursday.
The White House brokered a pair of briefings between officials and key lawmakers at the Justice Department to discuss the FBI’s use of a top-secret informant in the early days of a counterintelligence probe into Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
The briefing attended by McConnell was given to the so-called “Gang of Eight” – a bipartisan group of lawmakers, consisting of the four top congressional leaders and the top Republicans and Democrats on the House and Senate Intelligence committees.
The White House had initially pushed for Justice Department officials to brief a select group of Republican lawmakers on Thursday, but arranged for a second, broader bipartisan briefing after facing pressure from Democrats and some Republicans.
Reports have indicated that the FBI source met with three advisers to President Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election. Trump and his allies have claimed without evidence in recent days that the FBI used the informant to improperly spy on his campaign.
Trump has asserted that Mueller’s investigation is a “hoax” and a “witch hunt” intended to undermine his presidency.
“McConnell’s vote of confidence in Mueller’s investigation came after he attended a highly classified meeting with top law enforcement and intelligence officials on Thursday.”
“Mitchy-poo, we know all your secrets”
“Ah support this investigation”.
To: VaqueroTime for Trump to cross the Rubicon.
Agreed. I believe he only needs to “nuke” one of these gargoyles at the bottom of the pyramid to get things off TDC, but at this point, I don’t care if he starts a fire on both sides of the congressional aisle and burns it to the center.
To: Ann Archy
What this Deep State cabal has on McConnell is the reason why he was kicked out of the National Guard in KY. Caught in the act, in the barracks. As a “catcher in the rye” in whiskey country at… Fort Knox. Immediate intern to a R US Senator at the time, rumored to be the same “persuasion”.
That, and the fact that his wife’s father’s Taiwan-side originated container ship company just had 10 new vessels built by….. THE CHI-COMs. The man is useless goober with a predilection greatly developed in politicians-— status quo ante with a max dose of self-serving greed and opportunism. He should join John Boehner (the drunken golf caddie from a bar owning family, who now is lobbyist for the “Cannabis Industry” — not hemp, but narcotics- because his daughter is married to a Jamaican posse ex-pat complete with dreadlocks. The future of US exceptionalism). Bourbon KY meets…. stoner dopers. Cause we need the “tax money” to expand the State. Yup.