Corey Lewandowski and Steve Bannon to Testify Before Congress
For a long time Bannon was believed to have no Russia exposure. I never bought that-I presumed that he had just been lucky about covering his tracks. But I found it hard to believe that he’d turn down a chance to get emails on Hillary Clinton from Wikileaks if they were on offer.
And recently we learned that when Don Jr. talked to Julian Assange on Twitter he emailed all the Trump senior staff-Jared Kushner, Kellyann Conway, Sean Spicer, and yes, Steve Bannon himself.
As for Lewanowski he’s been saying that if Manafort should go to prison over Russia. But Lewandowski also has those emails from Papadopoulos-and may be joining Manafort.
“Reports of the death of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation have been greatly exaggerated, it seems. Bloomberg‘s Billy House reported Friday that former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski received letters this week asking them to testify before the committee in early January.”
“Prominent House Democrats have recently sounded the alarm that their Republican counterparts may be trying to put a premature kibosh on the House’s Russia investigation. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the committee’s ranking member, told NBC News that Democrats wanted to conduct another 30 interviews, but Republicans have been intentionally stonewalling them. Conversely, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told NBC News that the investigation should finish “as quickly as possible,” and additionally told Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) that the end of 2017 was a “natural boundary” for the effort.”
“A natural boundary. In other words, end the investigation regardless of what evidence there is or may emerge if you continued. And there’s no justification for this. No way should Congress be finishing up prior to Mueller. If they finish prior to Mueller then how do they know evidence of collusion won’t emerge?”
“For now, Bannon and Lewandowski are the only reported interviews the House panel has scheduled for the new year. Bloomberg notes that neither former Trump aide has responded to the letters, which do not legally obligate either man to testify as a subpoena would.”
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Meanwhile, the obstruction of justice not just of Trump and Sessions at the DOJ but the GOP Congress is increasing every day.
They are targeting members of the FBI-those who can corroborate James Comey’s version of events of Trump’s attempt to obstruct the Russia probe. Unfortunately here they got buy in from Politico.
What an irresponsible story! @DavidCornDC makes perfectly clear that Jim Baker was not his source for the Steele Dossier, and yet @politico traffics anyway in House Republicans saying he might be: https://t.co/6XYPOkzvGv
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) December 22, 2017
And under the heading no honor among traitors Bannon is throwing Kushner under the bus essentially accusing him of Russia collusion.
“[Kushner was] taking meetings with Russians to get additional stuff. This tells you everything about Jared,” Bannon told the magazine’s Gabriel Sherman. “They were looking for the picture of Hillary Clinton taking the bag of cash from Putin. That’s his maturity level.”
This essentially concedes Russia collusion happened but it was all Jared Kushner.
Can’t be said enough: we need a Democratic Congress.
P.S. June 28, 2018. Please mark that in your calendar. That’s the Democratic primary date here in NY Congressional district CD2. I-your humble blogger Mike Sax-will be on the ballot.
We must end Peter ‘King Hamlet’s 25 year reign.
Let’s keep up this conversation right through to June 18, 2018.
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Together WE CAN, but on the other hand WE MUST-and because we must-WE WILL end Trump’s illegitimate Manchurian Presidency and Peter ‘King Hamlet’s ’25 year reign.