Lindsey Graham blocked unanimous vote on resolution to release Mueller report, demands new special counsel investigate Hillary emails.

By |2019-03-16T05:18:42-08:00March 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |18 Comments


Courtesy of Salon:

The House voted 420-0 Thursday to approve the non-binding resolution calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to publicly release the Mueller report. Barr previously told Congress that the Mueller report would be confidential and that the Justice Department would likely release a summary of the findings instead.

The resolution cannot force Barr to release the report. It argues that there is “overwhelming public interest” in the content of the report and called on Barr to release the report to the public “except to the extent the public disclosure of any portion thereof is expressly prohibited by law.”

Despite the resolution’s unanimous bipartisan support in the House, Graham took to the Senate floor to file an amendment to the Senate version of the resolution that Democrats said was a pretext for blocking the vote.

Graham said he would only support the resolution if a new special counsel was appointed to investigate the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email case and the agency’s surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

“Any American out there who did what Secretary Clinton did, you’d be in jail now,” Graham claimed, even though the FBI twice publicly cleared Clinton of any criminal wrongdoing.

“The question I want to know is, does anybody other than me believe that?” Graham asked.

I want to answer yes to that last question but I know that the guy in the White House also believes that, which is why Graham is acting like a damn fool. 

I think we are way past flirting with the idea that Trump or Putin may have something on Graham which forces his compliance.

At this point that is the only way to make sense of what we are seeing.

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18 Comments

  1. anon March 16, 2019 at 8:12 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/03/16/legal-experts-identify-new-high-crimes-for-which-trump-can-be-impeached.html

    “First: Trump’s corrupt failure to defend the United States—and its electoral system—against domestic operations launched by a hostile foreign power.”

    The second potentially impeachable crime is less complex, Tribe and Matz wrote: that he allegedly broke the law during the 2016 election with his “hush money” payments to two women in efforts to protect his campaign, as outlined by his former attorney Michael Cohen.

    “Viewing Trump’s conduct as a whole, we see a sustained disregard for the law,” “and a willingness to use his wealth in illegal ways while buying silence from those who might harm his political fortunes with the truth.”

  2. OT March 16, 2019 at 8:34 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/companies-endorse-equality-act-donated-mcconnell-graham-senate-obstacles-4b43fbbc750d/

    Graham and McConnell are likely to ensure the proposal never gets to a vote. McConnell, a long-time foe of LGBTQ equality, controls whether bills come up for debate in the full Senate. Graham, who has a similarly anti-equality record, determines what legislation gets a hearing in Judiciary, the committee to which the bill has already been referred.

  3. Whatevs March 16, 2019 at 8:59 am

    ANything Graham is for should be blocked. Heck whatever the RETHUGs put forth should be blocked like this until they agree to vote on Mueller report.

    • Anonymous March 16, 2019 at 9:37 am

      Sounds like somebody else might have the goods on what is hidden in Miss Lindsey’s closet.

    • Anonymous March 16, 2019 at 10:58 am

      For supposed BFFs that they claimed to be, John McCain seems less the patriot.
      I know, I know…going away now….

      • anonymous March 16, 2019 at 4:02 pm

        “YYet again, Trump assails McCain, a veteran who endured unspeakable torment: “He had far worse ‘stains’…”
        McCain didn’t defeat repeal of Obamacare on his own. Sens. Murkowski & Collins voted no as well. If Trump had proposed a workable replacement, all 3 would have voted yeS.”

  4. Anonymous March 16, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I think it is time we had a special counsel investigation into Miss Lindsey!!

    He is going on about Hillary’s emails, on a server that was not hacked, but he isn’t concerned about the moron in the WH talking on an unsecured phone.

  5. anon March 16, 2019 at 10:22 am

    How young were the boys in the video? My guess is they were under 10 years old.

  6. Anonymous March 16, 2019 at 10:35 am

    I don’t know about fellow IMers, but I am more than tired of the smug faces and attitudes from all of them while our lives hang in the balance.
    Yet they keep getting elected and re-elected.

  7. Anonymous in Chicago March 16, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Listening to Lindsey Graham re-ignite an attack on Hillary’s emails, plus throwing shade at the FBI, is clearly a Trump echo. The Devin Nunes memo started the Carter Page & FISA warrant memes and it has been proven to be B.S..

    Maybe Lindsey Graham is currently under investigation, too, and he is building a defense that the FBI, FISA court, et al. are corrupt. That would be right out of the Trump playbook.

    https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-make-carter-page-fisa-applications

  8. Anonymous March 16, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/trump-slammed-vile-human-launching-attack-deceased-sen-john-mccain/

    Only cowards attack dead people. SHAME on you. Are you really attacking a dead man? A war hero, patriot and decades-long servant to his country? #JohnMcCain was a real man. A brave man. Not a COWARDLY twitter bully like you. You are just a pathetic manbaby… #Trump
    John McCain received a Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, a Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Stars, and two Legion of Merit medals after his time in Vietnam.
    Donald Trump received four draft deferments and alleged bone spurs.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/trump-attacks-deceased-gop-senator-stains-record-latest-twitter-meltdown/

    “Just go and literally piss on the dude’s grave and get it over with”

  9. aNOn March 16, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/03/16/trump-fake-mueller-transparency.html

    tinydjt tweet>
    On the recent non-binding vote (420-0) in Congress about releasing the Mueller Report, I told leadership to let all Republicans vote for transparency. Makes us all look good and doesn’t matter. Play along with the game!
    8:06 AM – Mar 16, 2019

  10. Anonymous March 16, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Putin probably has shit on all of us by now.

  11. anon March 16, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Does he write off the duct tape that holds his dick back and out of sight?

  12. Junebug March 17, 2019 at 5:43 am

    How do these people keep getting re-elected? Trump has some serious dirt on Lindsey Graham. The man is scared to death and I don’t think it’s just because he doesn’t want to lose his senate seat. My guess is he would give that up freely at this point. There’s something else he’s afraid of…

  13. Anon March 17, 2019 at 7:29 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/weak-lindsey-graham-destroyed-staying-silent-trumps-ugly-attacks-friend-john-mccain/

    “That has not gone unnoticed by Twitter users who remember Graham and McCain’s well-documented friendship as part of the “Three Amigos” with ex-Sen. Joe Liebermann (D-CT).” aka Independent Democrat aka Front Man>

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Lieberman

  14. puck March 17, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Hillary? again? really? they spent years investigating her and found nothing. there is nothing. give it up already. the orange got his own way. give it up!!!!

  15. Anonymous March 18, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Like anyone cares if anything has Miss Lindsay’s support.

    She’s just got a case of the vapors again.

    Poor McCain must be spinning in his grave.

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