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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 12:37 AM

Ignorance + Malice = James Clapper

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by John Hinderaker
Posted on May 14, 2017

Excerpt:

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was one of Barack Obama’s worst appointees, which is no small distinction. Today Clapper appeared on CNN’s State of the Union. He had no new information of any sort, but he and host Jake Tapper pushed the Democratic Party line relentlessly.

No surprise there. But check out this exchange:

TAPPER: Let’s take a wider view of this for one second, and then I want to get back to some of these more detailed questions. This week, with the president firing the FBI director while this investigation is going on, and then saying that he was thinking about the Russia probe when he was making the decision, have we crossed a line here?

CLAPPER: Well, I will just say that the developments of the past week are very bothersome, very disturbing to me.

I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally — and that’s the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election system. And I think as well our institutions are under assault internally.

TAPPER: Internally from the president?

CLAPPER: Exactly.

This is intended as a portentous warning, but for many Trump voters, the fact that he is “assaulting” some of our institutions is a feature, not a bug.

*snip*

News flash for Mr. Clapper: the FBI is part of the Department of Justice, i.e. the executive branch, which reports to the president. The checks and balances inherent in the three branches of government have nothing to do with it.

The president has the power to fire the Director of the FBI, and if the Director isn’t doing a good job, the president has a duty to fire him. That isn’t an “erosion” of “checks and balances” or an “assault” on “our institutions,” it is a president exercising oversight over the executive branch of government.

If he exercised that authority poorly, he may pay a political price. But the federal bureaucracy is not part of the constitutional system of checks and balances. It only seems that way, sometimes, because of its perennial hostility to Republican presidents.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:12 AM

Wait... wait... wait...

There are communist, progressive and socialist caucuses among senators and nobody gives a rat's azz, but the FBI needs to investigate whether or not Russia is interfering in our government?

Seriously?
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:27 AM

View PostTicked@TinselTown, on 15 May 2017 - 01:12 AM, said:

Wait... wait... wait...

There are communist, progressive and socialist caucuses among senators and nobody gives a rat's azz, but the FBI needs to investigate whether or not Russia is interfering in our government?

Seriously?

It could be that democrats are upset because this Russia probe is causing political interference by Russia to go down...

Interpretation: less Russian money deposited in Cayman banks.
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:04 AM

From the article, " and that’s the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election system."

Tell us, what are the specific allegations of "Russian interference"?

Nobody to date has been willing to specify their allegations; only the nebulous cloud of "interference"? After being told for months by BIG DEMOCRAT, include the Black Jesus hisself that there could not possibly be any interference with the upcoming November 2016 election (read, "If Hillary wins, and she will, it's a done deal"), suddenly the "Russians interfered" (read, "Hillary lost, and that wasn't possible so someone's responsible. Must be the Rooskies").

Keep it up, libs. Any "interference" unearthed will almost certainly be revealed to be by lib minions.
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:13 AM

View PostNoclevermoniker, on 15 May 2017 - 10:04 AM, said:

From the article, " and that’s the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election system."

Tell us, what are the specific allegations of "Russian interference"?

Nobody to date has been willing to specify their allegations; only the nebulous cloud of "interference"? After being told for months by BIG DEMOCRAT, include the Black Jesus hisself that there could not possibly be any interference with the upcoming November 2016 election (read, "If Hillary wins, and she will, it's a done deal"), suddenly the "Russians interfered" (read, "Hillary lost, and that wasn't possible so someone's responsible. Must be the Rooskies").

Keep it up, libs. Any "interference" unearthed will almost certainly be revealed to be by lib minions.

When it came to the presidential election, the democrats don't understand this one simple point you make. Let me state it clearly for them: the Russians didn't interfere in Hillary's loss - the Americans did!
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:05 PM

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CLAPPER: And I think as well our institutions are under assault internally.

TAPPER: Internally from the president?

CLAPPER: Exactly.

Isn't that why he was elected?
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