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Grassley: Schumer Publicly Stated Trump Was Under Investigation … Knowing Full Well It Was Untrue

Grassley: Schumer Publicly Stated Trump Was Under Investigation … Knowing Full Well It Was Untrue

Grassley: Schumer helped “feed the media storm”

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has called out Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) over his public comments about the president being under investigation.

The problem, Grassley states, is that Schumer knew this was untrue because former FBI head James Comey had briefed not only the Senate Judiciary Committee but the Gang of Eight, including Schumer.  During that briefing in March of this year, Comey stated that the president was not under investigation.  This knowledge did not stop Schumer from, only weeks later, making public statements that he knew to be false.

The DC Caller reports:

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley called out Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Thursday for lying when the New York Democrat claimed that President Donald Trump was under investigation and Schumer knew otherwise.

Grassley stated that in March, then-FBI Director James Comey briefed ranking member Dianne Feinstein and him on the Russia probe.

“This included telling us who was, and who was not, under investigation,” Grassley stated on the floor of the Senate.

. . . .  Grassley then turned his attack toward Democrats who he said knew that Trump was never under investigation but proceeded to tell the public otherwise—particularly Democratic members of the “gang of eight,” which are all the top leaders of both parties in Congress and the top leaders in both parties on the intelligence committees in both chambers.

“I have to note something else here. Mr. Comey didn’t just tell the president Senator Feinstein and me that the president was not under investigation. He had also told the gang of eight. Of course, the gang of eight includes Senate Minority Leader Senator Schumer. But even after Mr. Comey told the gang of eight that the president was not under investigation, the minority leader told the media that the president was under investigation and of course that further help feed media storm– Hysteria.”

Grassley provides a specific example of Schumer’s knowingly untrue public statements about the president being under investigation.

The DC Caller continues:

Grassley recalled when Schumer stated that the Senate should not confirm then Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch because Trump was under investigation. According to Grassley, Schumer already knew Trump was not under investigation at the time.

Schumer stated on the Senate floor back in March, “You can bet that if the shoe was on the other foot – and a Democratic president was under investigation by the FBI – that Republicans would be howling at the moon about filling a Supreme Court seat in such circumstances. After all, they stopped a president who wasn’t under investigation from filling a seat with nearly a year left in his presidency.”

Grassley slammed Schumer for his remarks saying, “He knew it wasn’t true. So media hysteria and baseless political attacks filled the vacuum left by Mr. Comey’s failure to inform the public to be transparent to be accountable.”

Watch Grassley’s full statement from the floor of the Senate:


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No one believes ” Lyin” Chuck, except the fake news media and his loyal DemocRAT minions. So what Grassely said is old news. The statement was a cover for his opposition to the Gorsuch nomination by Trump.

BrokeGopher | June 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Any chance this violates Senate ethics?

    If a Republican had made false public statements such as this, yes.

    Schumer has this magic (D) in his name that prevents such silly things as following rules or being responsible for his actions.

    mailman in reply to BrokeGopher. | June 25, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Bless your heart for believing these idiots have any kind of ethics!

      Tom Servo in reply to mailman. | June 26, 2017 at 8:53 am

      Current Democrat Definition of “Ethics”: Anything we say is by definition ETHICAL, because it advances THE CAUSE. Only puny minds allow themselves to be sidetracked by petty words like “true” and “false”.

      First Corollary: Anything our Opponents say is by definition UNETHICAL, because they are trying to stop Our Cause. If anyone tries to deny this they are RACIST!

      (btw, this is not really a joke – this IS how Schumer and his minions on the left think)

Thank you, Sen. Grassley.

Hit them again.

Henry Hawkins | June 25, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Did Schumer intend to lie, that’s the question. Perhaps he merely misspoke.

    Did Schumer lie or mis-speak?
    Let me answer that question….He lied….the only time you’ll get the truth from Chuck is when he answers simple yes/no inquiries….such as,

    Waiter: “Welcome to DC Burgers Mr. Schumer, are you ready to order”?

    And even then, depending on the situation, Chucks’ answer maybe…nuanced…such as,

    Waiter: “Did you enjoy your meal Mr. Schumer”?

    Chuck: “No, I did not…And although, I did in fact eat the whole thing….I’m considering the possibility of a Senate investigation of this restaurant”…

    “Of course…a small donation of at least 5 mill. to my favorite charity, The Schumer School for Wayward Russian Bikini Models…would help me…….reconsider”….

This SHOULD be a huge problem for Cryin Chuck! He knew Trump wasn’t under investigation yet lied directly to the people! There is no excuse for lying like that regardless of what party and what president is involved!

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to mailman. | June 26, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Tie to arrest Schumer for Treason!

    Schumer’s been colluding in the Russia beltway!

Trump can and should sue Schumer. It would put a spotlight on just how important Comey’s perverse disloyalty to Trump was, clearly trying to hurt Trump politically, working hand in glove with Schumer and the army of media leftists to smear the president with false innuendo of criminal behavior. Yes, it was right for Trump to demand loyalty as opposed to hostility from the person he was delegating his own elected power to. Comey is supposed to represent who the people have selected to represent them. That is why Comey had to be fired. He was obstructing the will of the people.

    Arminius in reply to AlecRawls. | June 26, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Unfortunately Trump can’t sue Schumer. Schumer said it on the Senate floor, and he can’t be sued for anything he says on the Senate floor. It’s why Reid could lie with impunity about the Koch brothers, or claiming to know from informed sources that Mitt Romney hadn’t paid his taxes for years, as long as he only did so from the Senate floor.

    Reid would caveat that claim in interviews and written statements. But when speaking from the Senate floor where he had legal immunity he would definitively state that Romney had not paid taxes for ten years.

    “…Reid first made the accusation against the former Massachusetts governor in a 2012 interview with the Huffington Post. At the time, Reid claimed that a Bain Capital investor told him Romney didn’t pay taxes for the previous 10 years. This, Reid claimed, was why Romney hadn’t released his tax returns.

    “He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years!” Reid said. “Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain, but obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?”

    A few days after the HuffPo interview, Reid made the same charge on the Senate floor, this time claiming as fact that Romney paid no taxes.

    “As we know, he has refused to release his tax returns. If a person coming before this body wanted to be a Cabinet officer, he couldn’t be if he had the same refusal Mitt Romney does about tax returns,” Reid said. “So the word is out that he has not paid any taxes for 10 years. Let him prove he has paid taxes, because he has not.”

    Even though Reid made a slanderous statement that Romney had in fact paid not taxes, without mentioning anything about his Bain source or skepticism, he cannot be sued for that particular statement. Article I, Section 6 of the Constitution states that members of Congress shall “be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place.” The only exceptions to this rule are for treason, felonies and “breach of the peace.”

    After his floor speech, Reid made the claim again, except this time he again cited his “extremely credible source” for the accusation.

    So when Reid directly accused Romney of being a tax dodge, he did so from the safety of the Senate floor. Outside the protection of legislative immunity, Romney was only possibly a tax dodge…”

    Even the HuffPo called Reid’s response about lying to defame Romney “shameful.”

    “When asked about it three years later, you would think Reid would apologize or at least show the proper level of contrition that matches the irresponsible and undignified act of using the Senate floor to spread false allegations about a politician from the opposing party.

    But Reid has no regrets. “I don’t regret that at all,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday in the interview clip above. “Romney didn’t win did he?””

    Of course Reid is proud of lying; it worked. Schumer’s only regret is that his lie didn’t work.

    But unless Schumer lied about Trump being under investigation in some venue other than the Senate floor, Trump can’t sue him.

    I wish Trump could sue Schumer. I don’t like being the bearer of bad news and I’m sure I’ll get nothing but thumbs down. But the fact is that Schumer has legal immunity. Now Trump can call him on it. If Schumer refused to comment about whether or not Trump was under investigation in interviews or other publi statements, or caveated it like Reid did, then he can rightly tweet all he wants about how Schumer is a craven liar who knowingly lied. Craven, because like a small dog growling at a pit bull from inside a locked car, he only lied when it was nice and safe to do so.

The Friendly Grizzly | June 25, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Such a vile little man.

I’d laugh if he had a run-in with an “exercise band” like the last lying little Dim Senate bitch did.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Paul. | June 26, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Does Chuck have a drunkard brother who could use the “exercise band” on him? I think a drunkard in the family is necessary for such a mishap.

As long as New Yorkers keep returning him the rest of us have to suffer.

PersonFromPorlock | June 26, 2017 at 9:32 am

Yawn. Call me when Grassley calls for the Senate to censure Schumer. Call me again when the first Republican utters the word “comity”.

The Senate makes of fetish of ignoring missteps, perversions and crimes of its own members. This maintains the faux country club atmosphere which the Senate likes to maintain, part of what distinguishes it from the Animal House which masquerades as a House of Representatives. But this fetish has allowed the evil deeds of individual senators to flourish. If it becomes fashionable for Senators to call a spade a spade, that would be no bad thing.