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House poised to censure Schiff over Trump-Russia investigations

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By MARY CLARE JALONICK

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an “embarrassing revenge tour on behalf of Donald Trump.”

Absolutely.

The first MAGA commandment: I am the Lord thy Trump. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Luna said that Schiff's comments that there was evidence against Trump “ripped apart American families across the country” and that he was “permanently destroying family relationships.”

Lunatic.

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Lol Republican leadership are such clowns. They could be passing meaningful legislation, but instead waste time on this.

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How much time and energy was wasted on this ridiculous Trump-Russia conspiracy theory?

Lol what "ridiculous" conspiracy theory? You mean the one where the Republican-led Senate came to the conclusion that the Russian government did interfere in the elections in Trump's favor?

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The conspiracy theorists in the Democratic party spent almost a full 2 or 3 years chasing their tail with this nonsense while American families went hungry and the nation's infrastructure was collapsing.

Thank goodness the GOP has done nothing since then to address either problem!

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Censured for telling the truth.

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Good, he lied for 4 years about Russian collusion.

was lying again last night even still in the Durham hearing.

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What a waste of time.

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Good, he lied for 4 years about Russian collusion.

If only rightists held Trump responsible for lying about dropping plans to build a hotel in Russia. If only they held him responsible for any of the daily lies he spewed from his mouth.

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Absolutely.

If I lied and made up a conspiracy theory and used every possible political tactic to bury and hinder a sitting President, I probably would be looking for a payback myself.

The first MAGA commandment: I am the Lord thy Trump. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

I would submit to you that is pretty much the mentality of this administration, obey or be destroyed, the great thing about these Marxists is that, their time is coming to an end. There is always light at the end of the tunnel.

Lunatic.

Schiff is worse than that.

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A badge of honor. The GQP is rebuking him for telling the truth and doing his job.

The Russians did try to influence the election. The Trump campaign knew this and did nothing.

The GQP can take their rebuke and stick it where the Sun don’t shine. It won’t stop Adam from protecting the US from the cult of Trumpism and it won’t affect a single voter’s decision.

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If only rightists held Trump responsible 

but this is about Schiff and his lies, isn’t it?

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but this is about Schiff and his lies, isn’t it?

Give me a break, you couldn't care less about lies. Who do you think you're kidding? Doubly so when this very same GOP congress is lying right now about the alleged tape recordings of Biden and co.

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BlacklabelToday  07:43 am JST

If only rightists held Trump responsible 

but this is about Schiff and his lies, isn’t it?

Yes and as Barr would say, the charges are total BS.

This is the dementia fever dream of a cult of lunatics, morons and the craven.

Some of them are a combination thereof.

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Schiff was going on and on with his outrage about phone calls from people claiming to have dirt on political candidates and how wrong it is to accept those.

Durham twice referenced the call Schiff himself got from Russian pranksters offering salacious pics of Trump that Schiff eagerly took.

Both times Schiff was too stupid to understand Durham was taking about the take of Schiff s own actions.

that 30 minutes of Schiff/Swallwell/Lieu/Payrapal was the dumbest group of people I have ever heard public speak in my life.

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A badge of honor. The GQP is rebuking him for telling the truth and doing his job. 

BS

The Russians did try to influence the election. The Trump campaign knew this and did nothing. 

Durham admitted that, the dossier was complete junk, Trump had nothing to with the Russians and yet, even after all that, the Dems and Schiff continue to lie. Well, speaking of Karma, Schiff just got censured. So at least at bit of good news today.

The GQP can take their rebuke and stick it where the Sun don’t shine.

Well, Schiff can do that now.

It won’t stop Adam from protecting the US from the cult of Trumpism and it won’t affect a single voter’s decision.

Hmmm…this censure might. Anyways, congrats, Adam.

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Doubly so when this very same GOP congress is lying right now about the alleged tape recordings of Biden and co.

are they? What did they say that you find untrue?

never mind, as this article is about Schiff lying, not Biden. (Or Trump or anyone else).

schiff.

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are they? What did they say that you find untrue?

The way they've stated, and now has been parroted here, that they have tape recordings is untrue. They don't have tape recordings. The only thing they have is an FD-1023, which means absolutely nothing.

The GOP has repeatedly played this trick. The GOP repeatedly lies about political opponents.

schiff

Imagine taking over the house and this is your priority. The GOP is a bunch of clowns.

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that they have tape recordings is untrue

So there are not 17 tapes, huh?

how do you know this?

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how do you know this?

No, no. How do you know there are 17 tapes?

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MAGA supporters still smarting over the Hunter fiasco. Five years of investigation produced so little.

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How much time and energy was wasted on this ridiculous Trump-Russia conspiracy theory?

The same “conspiracy theory”that was the official finding of the intelligence community AND a bipartisan Senate intelligence committee report.

*That committee headed by a Republican said that the Russians did seek to influence the election, that Trump campaign knew about it, that the Trump campaign constituted an intelligence risk to the U.S. *

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Because all you can say is you personally haven’t heard the tapes yet, not that there aren’t any.

the media reports there is a tape of President Trump that no one has heard, you haven’t said there isn’t one. You never said there wasn’t a peepee tape either, have you?

so why so sure there aren’t 17 tapes?

the document clearly indicated there are 17 tapes.

anyway, Schiff is censured for lying by majority vote, that’s historic.

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Because all you can say is you personally haven’t heard the tapes yet, not that there aren’t any.

No, no. You said 17 tapes exist. How do you know they do?

so why so sure there aren’t 17 tapes?

Why so sure there are? It's an FD1023. Anyone can make one of those. You'll not the corroborating witnesses have yet to come forward.

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The GOP has repeatedly played this trick. The GOP repeatedly lies about political opponents.

Lol, too funny

Imagine taking over the house and this is your priority. The GOP is a bunch of clowns.

Clown is the very definition of what Schiff is

That committee headed by a Republican said that the Russians did seek to influence the election, that Trump campaign knew about it, that the Trump campaign constituted an intelligence risk to the U.S.

What does that have to do with Schiff lying to the nation which spurred the first impeachment phase which he was ultimately acquitted of.

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Wallace has the true measure.

The cult of personality that is the GQP is desperate to deflect from the fact that their cult leader is about to be convicted of felony theft, dissemination and obstruction.

Their “game-changing independent counsel” turned out to be a wet fart in a hurricane, and Hunter copped a plea to minor crimes.

So they need something, ANYTHING to deflect from their wanton incompetence and cult of stupidity.

Thats all this is.

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How do you know they do?

Because the footnote in the FBI document says so.

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witnesses have yet to come forward.

”yet”.

Would you say this investigation is in the preliminary stages or at the end?

answer: It just started and will continue.

As is the Hunter Biden investigation that his lawyer claimed is over. It’s not, Weiss confirmed such.

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Because the footnote in the FBI document says so.

So, you saw the actual document?

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The same type of unsourced, uncorroborated document that people report to the FBI that Elvis robbed their house, that an alien impregnated their dog, that Biden was helping corrupt oligarchs when carrying out official US policy.

VERY compelling evidence. Just stunning in their heft

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Good, he lied for 4 years about Russian collusion.

was lying again last night even still in the Durham hearing.

And got Durham to admit the Trump campaign, and Trump, used Russian-developed disinformation all throughout 2016...

“I don’t think there’s any question that Russians intruded into—hacked into the systems, they released information,” Durham said.

“And that was helpful to the Trump campaign, right?” Schiff asked.

After trying to deflect the question, Durham agreed the Russians had been helpful to the Trump campaign.

“And Trump made use of that, as I said, didn’t he, by touting those stolen documents on the campaign trail over a hundred times,” Schiff said.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/adam-schiff-gets-john-durham-204247109.html

Touché.

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Have you heard the Trump tape you claim as evidence?

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No one knows what was discussed between Trump and Putin in their 60-minute secret meeting.

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Have you heard the Trump tape you claim as evidence?

So, you saw the actual document?

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witnesses have yet to come forward.

”yet”.

Have to FIND them first.

Hell, in at least one case, you’d have to reanimate them cause he’s been dead for round about 12 years.

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MAGA supporters still smarting over the Hunter fiasco. Five years of investigation produced so little.

Well, when the GOP are the minority they’ll stop until then, be patient.

No one knows what was discussed between Trump and Putin in their 60-minute secret meeting

Nothing That Mueller or Durham could pinpoint as leading up to collision.

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that people report to the FBI

not just “people”.

Unfortunately for you this came from a well respected confidential human source who had been proven right and used on multiple issues back to the Obama administration.

so valuable that they redact his name so that “someone” won’t kill him.

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So, you saw the actual document?

So media reports and congressional testimony are not sufficient but only when you don’t want to believe something exists?

how convenient.

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But you digress.

The topic is that adam Schiff just got censured by the full House for lying. Only 3rd person this century.

congratulations?

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The cult of personality that is the GQP is desperate to deflect from the fact that their cult leader is about to be convicted of felony theft, dissemination and obstruction. 

Go ahead, like Trump said, he’s so used to the Dems hysterical attempts at trying to get whatever they can on him.

Their “game-changing independent counsel” turned out to be a wet fart in a hurricane, and Hunter copped a plea to minor crimes.

Not really, like Durham said, the report lays out how the Dems manufactured the entire Russian collusion delusion for political gains and undo and take out a duly elected President and colluded with a foreign agent to drum up a faulty salacious dossier. There is your collusion.

So they need something, ANYTHING to deflect from their wanton incompetence and cult of stupidity. 

No, it’s all right there in the report. So now that we know that Hillary funded opposition research to go after Trump.

Thats all this is.

More, a lot more actually.

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As this is deemed on-topic:

Good, he lied for 4 years about Russian collusion.

was lying again last night even still in the Durham hearing.

This must be on-topic as well.

Schiff: Mr. Durham. Just so people remember what this is all about. Let me ask you. The Mueller investigation revealed that Russia interfered in the 2016 election in a sweeping and systemic fashion, correct?

Schiff: Mr. Durham. Just so people remember what this is all about. Let me ask you. The Mueller investigation revealed that Russia interfered in the 2016 election in a sweeping and systemic fashion, correct?

Durham: That’s correct.

Schiff: And Russia did so through a social media campaign that favored Donald Trump and disparaged Hillary Clinton. Correct?

Durham: The report says yes.

Schiff: And Mueller found that a Russian intelligence service hacked computers associated with the Clinton campaign and then released the stolen documents publicly. Is that right?

Durham: That report speaks for itself as well.

Schiff: Mueller also reported that though he could not establish the crime of conspiracy beyond a reasonable doubt, he also

said, quote, a statement that the investigation did not establish certain facts does not mean there was no evidence of those

facts and also appears in the report, doesn’t it?

Durham: Is the language of that, in fact. Yes.

The GQP’s own “game-changing” special prosecutor testified under oath to the very things that Schiff was “censured” for.

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So media reports and congressional testimony are not sufficient but only when you don’t want to believe something exists?

There's no congressional testimony. There's a congressmen making claims about the tapes that he doesn't even know if they exist. This is a farce.

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The GQP’s own “game-changing” special prosecutor testified under oath to the very things that Schiff was “censured” for.

Had nothing to do with Schiff pushing a false Russian narrative.

Thank you, Congresswoman, Luna.

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No, Schiff said he saw with his own eyes evidence of “Russian collusion.” But it’s classified so we just have to believe him.

that was a lie, he did not see it and there was not any. Durham spoke numerous times that there was and is zero evidence of Russian collusion,

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So media reports and congressional testimony are not sufficient but only when you don’t want to believe something exists?

There's no congressional testimony. There's a congressmen making claims about the tapes that he doesn't even know if they exist. This is a farce.

To be fair, there are also the voice in its head telling him so.

So there’s “that” as well….

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Republicans for the last 5 years “Stop the witch-hunts. Average Americans don’t care. Focus on real issues”

Republicans today “It’s revenge time, but absolutely not witch-hunts, no sir. The Average American wants to see Schiff censured, of course they do.”

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Well despite all your off topic comments and other protestations about this and that the outcome is that Schiff has been censured. Historic and well deserved censure.

now to the ethics committee.

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The Repubs censure Schiff because they say he lied once...

But fail to censure their own George "RuPaul" Santos who lied about his entire life and has been indicted for Fraud, Money Laundering, Theft of Public Funds, and False Statements...

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/congressman-george-santos-charged-fraud-money-laundering-theft-public-funds-and-false

Hypocrite thy name is Republican...

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they say he lied once...

Oh no, not “once”, many many times over 7 years now including last night.

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The Repubs censure Schiff because they say he lied once...

Multiple times.

But fail to censure their own George "RuPaul" Santos who lied about his entire life and has been indicted for Fraud, Money Laundering, Theft of Public Funds, and False Statements...

Well, it has nothing to do with trying to go after a sitting President, but one day if and when the Dems retake the House maybe they can go after Paul.

Hypocrite thy name is Republican.

Anyway, I’m glad Schiff got what he so rightly deserved.

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Historic and well deserved censure.

Uh huh, and it'll be just as deserved when Comer gets it.

now to the ethics committee.

That the one the GOP got rid of? oops.

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It's well-documented that Trump is a serial liar.

Oh no, not “once”, many many times over 7 years

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Schiff didn’t lie and a band of raving cultists saying so doesn’t make it so.

In his sworn testimony today the GQP’s own “game-changer” changed the game alright. He confirmed everything Schiff has been saying.

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The Repubs censure Schiff because they say he lied once...

Multiple times.

Like this?

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-versus-truth-most-outrageous-falsehoods-his-presidency-n1252580

But fail to censure their own George "RuPaul" Santos who lied about his entire life and has been indicted for Fraud, Money Laundering, Theft of Public Funds, and False Statements...

Well, it has nothing to do with trying to go after a sitting President, but one day if and when the Dems retake the House maybe they can go after Paul.

Given he is already under four federal criminal indictments, don't see much of a reason for Dems to go after him....like you just admitted Repubs are doing to Schiff...

Hypocrite thy name is Republican.

Anyway, I’m glad Schiff got what he so rightly deserved.

Got what he so rightly deserved? You sound like Bill Barr...

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/former-ag-barr-slams-defiant-nine-year-old-trump-our-country-cant-be-a-therapy-session/

ROFL...

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Too bad this is about Adam Schiff lying and being censured and no one else.

trump is irrelevant to the conversation other than that he is the victim of some of Schiff’s lies.

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It's well-documented that Trump is a serial liar.

And the Dems, Schiff, Nadler and Swalwell are worse.

Given he is already under four federal criminal indictments, don't see much of a reason for Dems to go after him....like you just admitted Repubs are doing to Schiff...

This is now the what…? 12th time they’re going after Trump? Yawn…ok

Got what he so rightly deserved? You sound like Bill Barr...

Hardly.

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Oh, and there’s this to distract from as well. Fake elector memo author John Eastman is about to join Ruddy, Jenna and Sydney on the disbarred list.

He’s going to lose his license to practice or even to teach law due to his illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional recommendation.

Yet another reason to distract from the truth.

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Trump said he was the best liar ever.

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trump is irrelevant to the conversation other than that he is the victim of some of Schiff’s lies.

Then why did you bring Trump up? Seems you want to have it both ways.

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Republicans for the last 5 years “Stop the witch-hunts. Average Americans don’t care. Focus on real issues”

Right. And Schiff was part of a witch hunt.

Republicans today “It’s revenge time, but absolutely not witch-hunts, no sir. The Average American wants to see Schiff censured, of course they do.”

This is true, as the average Americans are aware.

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But fail to censure their own George "RuPaul" Santos who lied about his entire life and has been indicted for Fraud, Money Laundering, Theft of Public Funds, and False Statements...

Well, it has nothing to do with trying to go after a sitting President, but one day if and when the Dems retake the House maybe they can go after Paul.

Given he is already under four federal criminal indictments, don't see much of a reason for Dems to go after him....like you just admitted Repubs are doing to Schiff...

This is now the what…? 12th time they’re going after Trump? Yawn…ok

I believe you got your indicted Republicans mixed up....

I was referring to the four indictments for Santos - you mistakenly thought I was referring to Trump's indictments...

Understandable - hard to keep all those indicted Repubs straight....

ROFL...

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He’s going to lose his license to practice or even to teach law due to his illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional recommendation. 

Like Bill Clinton, but that’s ok, he can still own his own law firm, so good news for him if he wants to make a ton of cash.

Yet another reason to distract from the truth.

Like Durham said, it’s just what the left does.

Trump said he was the best liar ever.

I thought you said before that whatever Trump says we should take it with a grain of salt. So which is it?

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Just today, Schiff turned Gym Jordan into the babbling gork he so naturally is when he asked that the entire testimony of an FBI agent that the GQP had selectively cherry picked, be read into the record.

Poor Gym got so lathered up, he needed a hot shower and a new clip-on tie.

These are the kind of mental midgets trying to take down Adam. They’ll be as successful as Gym trying to tie a Windsor knot.

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So Repubs and Kevin McCarthy are going to try to censure Schiff for "lying"....

McCarthy said this in Jan 2021; Mr. Trump's conduct on Jan. 6 had been “atrocious and totally wrong.” He faulted the president for “inciting people” to attack the Capitol, saying that Mr. Trump's remarks at a rally on the National Mall that day were “not right by any shape or any form.”

So Trump supporters, was McCarthy lying about Trump?

Or how about this; "The only discussion I would have with him is it would be my recommendation that he should resign," 

This after saying before that he never had suggested that Trump resign....

So, according to Repub standards, looks like McCarthy should be censured too....

Right?

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Things sure are heating up in the House...must be the Dems and Repubs going at each other....

Well, maybe not....

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene reportedly called her colleague Lauren Boebert a “little %itch” on the House floor Wednesday.

The performative lawmakers from Georgia and Colorado, respectively, were involved in what appeared to be a tense exchange when the Daily Beast said the harsh verbiage occurred.

“I’ve donated to you, I’ve defended you,” Greene reportedly said. “But you’ve been nothing but a little %itch to me.”

Their conflict reportedly ended with Boebert telling Green they were “through,” with the Georgia lawmaker snapping back, “We were never together.”

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-marjorie-taylor-greene-lauren-boebert-feud-bitch-20230621-oixt5tld4fh5hinhv4jjtrhw4q-story.html

My, my....such language...Kevin better be careful getting between this Repub catfight...

So who's team are the MAGA-faithful here on - Team MTG or Team Boebert?

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Just today, Schiff turned Gym Jordan into the babbling gork

No, he did not, it's just Schiff forgot the House ethics rules and wouldn't concede his turn, thank God Durham put the guy in his place.

he so naturally is when he asked that the entire testimony of an FBI agent that the GQP had selectively cherry picked, be read into the record. 

So what you are saying for example when the libs cherry-pick excerpts from J6 that's ok, but when the right do it it's bad?

Poor Gym got so lathered up, he needed a hot shower and a new clip-on tie.

Naw, the guy does a Windsor double-knot very well. 

These are the kind of mental midgets trying to take down Adam.

Being censured did take him down.

They’ll be as successful as Gym trying to tie a Windsor knot.

Which he actually is.

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is there something to cherry pick about J6?

Absolutely

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“abused this trust by saying there was evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.” 

And of course, Trump was right: 'Russian collusion' was a hoax.

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Well RKL, according to y’all’s theory of American government, Biden can do any damned thing he wants with HIS DOJ.

lucky for You, the Dems don’t accept the thesis of the Unitary Executive.

So you agree there was no collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

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Which is why a Trump appointed prosecutor just made a deal with Hunter and why a post election Trump appointed judge will be overseeing the documents case. I’d add that Biden did not fire John Durham.

Trump didn't fire Mueller either.

one side, and only one side, still supports rule of law.

Well, that depends on which side you are talking about. 

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