You know when you have homework with fixed tasks and questions to deliver the next day. That the teacher expects answer in the light of the field and examine the context of the matter. If it is math, that you find the right method to analyze the numbers and if its social science, you find the right theory or the right political ideology to answer the questioned put. However, the House Intelligence Report on their Russian Probe, was botched work and weak sauce. It wasn’t a real deal, its so easy to see, that it was a partisan product, which wasn’t finished, unless the redacted parts would have shed lights into the manner, that could have configured another result. Because the ones who has followed, knows that the House Intelligence Probe quit early and didn’t even investigate all angles. Meaning it quit early to save face and humiliation of possible outcome. That is what I as an outsider can see and Devin Nunes is the bastard kid of Donald Trump from California.
Therefore on page 28, they had to write: “No credible evidence was found supporting either alternative, including a review of information contained in classified intelligence reports”. That was to be expected by the Republican House Intelligence Majority report. However on the same page, its quoted: “Russlan-state actors and third party intermediaries were responslble for the selective dissemination of information from hacked U.S. political systems. This represents a “significant escalation in directness, level of activity, and scope of effort” In Russia’s “longstanding desire to undermine the US-led liberal democratic order.” It is therefore likely that high-level Russian government approval was required in both planning and execution of the operation”. With this in mind, doesn’t the one statement counter the other?
Its like you cannot have significant undermining the democratic order from Russia, high level government approval, without them collusion with anyone? That would be weird, why get involved into something and not have contacts and possible candidates? Why fix to change situations in another country and not know who your cooperate with. It would be like the US is rigging elections in Latin America, which they have historically used to do. They would handpick their man and party, then make sure that the puppet get elected either by a coup or by rigging. That is just the way it is, why would it be differently for Russia in the United States?
When you continue to read through the Republican reports, its like its dodging every bullet and initiative, that every evidence that has been put forward, every signal of connection with Russians as meaningless. For every page that is how its portrayed, every meeting, every leakage. Its like the venom has swallowed the former-patriotic party. Since, the patriotism now isn’t to DC, but maybe to Kremlin. Since they are defending it so much. What is even more striking, is that the narrative of the involvement of Russian Interference in Europe are more key to the Report, than what actually happen in the United States. That the Republican Party tries to sway the opinion and use it as a fire-starter, even as we know they are afraid of really shedding lights on what happen in- and before November 2016.
But while they we’re saying such, “no collusion”, the message of Trump himself, on Page 128, this was stated: “Russian attempts to influence the American political process, including via intermediaries and cut-outs, did not end on Election Day. The universe of pre-and postelection contacts between Russjan intermediaries and Trump associates described in· Chapter 4 suggest a sophisticated effort to target unwitting Americans by leveraging existing relationships, interests, and opportunities. Therefore, both U.S. government entities and campaigns in particular must strengthen their defenses against such subversive tactics, beginning \:nth expanding counterintelligence education and training”. So the Republican Party see the connection and their work, but don’t think these meetings has any ground. Even if they are supported and ordered from Putin. It is weird, but that is initially saying.
Well, when we look at the Minority Report, it has another scope and view on the Russian Probe. The whole intelligence gathering and lack of investigation from the House Committee. Which was evident, as the Majority lead committee wasn’t interested in digging deep or even find anything. That is why we should praise God, that the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate the matter within the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). So the whole thing can be pertinently investigated.
However, the first key quote from the Minority report says on page 2: “The Majority’s report reflects a lack of seriousness and interest in pursuing the truth. By refusing to call in key witnesses, by refusing to request pertinent documents, and by refusing to compel and enforce witness cooperation and answers to key questions, the Majority hobbled the Committee’s ability to conduct a credible investigation that could inspire public confidence. The Majority’s conduct has also undermined Congress’ independent investigative authority. Their repeated deferrals to the White House allowed witnesses to refuse cooperation, and permitted the Administration to dictate the terms of their interaction with Congress, or evade congressional oversight altogether, setting a damaging precedent for future non-cooperation by this President and, possibly, by his successors”. This shows what sort of Hack-Work Devin Nunes has done in favor of his President and his Party. Not being loyal to the Republic, but one man on the top.
When you then can quote this from page 9, you know the Republican’s really did everything to dodge the questions needed answering: “The Majority also made no effort to engage the Special Counsel about interviewing central witnesses in this probe: Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, and George Nader. To ensure a credible investigation, particularly on the issues of collusion, financial leverage and money laundering, and obstruction of justice, the Committee must interview these individuals. All but Manafort have entered into cooperation agreements with the Special Counsel, and the Committee should have engaged with his office to determine when interviews could proceed without impairing his work. The Minority made a motion to do so at the time the Majority sought adoption of its report, but the Majority voted against pursuing interviews of these key witnesses. The transcript of the March 22, 2018 Committee business meeting is incorporated in Chapter VI. The Majority’s refusal to seek testimony from George Papadopoulos exemplifies its efforts to impair the investigation. Without interviewing Papadopoulos and seeking relevant records to determine whom on the campaign he would have reported this overture to and assess whether any follow-up occurred, the Committee was unable to examine the precise facts regarding Russia’s approach to Papadopoulos, during which they informed him they possessed stolen Clinton-related emails and, crucially, previewed their later dissemination of this information. Only weeks later, the President’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., would take a meeting in Trump Tower with other Russian emissaries offering dirt on Clinton. This yawning gap in the investigative record, and many others, fundamentally undermines the credibility of the Majority’s findings”.
It’s kinda hard to find something, when you don’t investigate. As I said, when your not interviewing the members of the team in question and has decided the verdict before trying. Then, we have to pray that the plea deals, the documents ceased by Mueller by Cohen and the evidence collected from Manafort. Can at a later point, give final nail in the coffin. Because the Republicans really didn’t try, when they are running around not even trying. That is what this shows. Neglect of their role as an Investigation Committee within the Capitol Hill.
On page 11 its said: “The Majority’s systematic refusal to use the Committee’s subpoena power to advance the Russia investigation has weakened Congress’ independent investigative powers. Combined with the Trump Administration’s disregard for congressional authority and disdain for the investigation, this sets a dangerous precedent for future relations between the White House and Congress”. The Majority and Nunes didn’t give way or to subpoenas, which would have gathered information on the possible interference in the elections. Was squashed, just like the possible interviews. If you feel pattern, it is because the neglect of duty is extravagant. If the Republican Representatives tries to pull of patriotic stances after this, its a lie, because their loyalty are to Trump and not to the Republic.
On page 41, the sadness continues: “Similarly, Committee Republicans refused to subpoena the company for records related to communication between WikiLeaks, its founder Julian Assange, or Russian cutouts responsible for disseminating hacked emails—such as Guccifer 2.0 and DC Leaks—and Trump campaign personnel, including Roger Stone and Cambridge Analytica”. If they did care about the interference, about the internal squabble, the stealing of E-Mails and Campaign Material suddenly taken by foreign powers, why didn’t the Majority, the Republican Representatives accept the subpoenas to look into it and get the information from the sources. So that it could be established where they got the data, get the leaked documents and emails. However, the Republican’s couldn’t care or take their time to accept it.
So, the truth is not out yet. But what is really shown, is how the Republicans and the President doing what he can to hide his connections. Even if he is bad at it, because this doesn’t make the Republicans or the President less innocent. It just make you question their motives more, as the obstruction of justice within the Justice Department and within the FBI. Have been shown since the firing of Sally Yates and James Comey. This will continue. Since the Trump Campaign and Trump Organization will be finding certain documents that can incriminate them. Why I say that, why are they stifling the investigations and ordering the Nunes around like a hound dog on the hill?
This story is not over, the Mueller investigation will shed all light, but Nunes again dropped a phony paper. The only thing he is good at these days, he should go back to California and sell wine. Not be a politician, he is bad at it. Peace.