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Fusion GPS Co-founder Behind Bogus Trump-Russia “Dossier” Taking the 5th

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:30pm 7/22/2017 at 2:30pm
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Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, is taking the 5th and will not testify to his or his firm’s role in the compilation of the discredited Trump-Russia “Dossier.”

Meanwhile, Paul M...

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Where #TheResistance is succeeding – slow walking Trump nominee confirmation process

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7:30pm 7/14/2017 at 7:30pm

I pointed out recently that when it comes to judicial nominees, Republicans on the Judiciary Committee have signaled that they will do whatever it takes to get the nominees through the process over Democrat delay tactics.

As to judicial nominees, the slowdown tactics include Democrat Senators refusing to return so-called “blue cards”:

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

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/25/2017 at 1:00pm
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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...

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Senate Committee Investigating if Lynch Interfered With FBI’s Hillary Email Probe

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/23/2017 at 4:00pm

The top Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have launched an investigation into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to find out if she interfered with the FBI’s probe into Hillary’s email server.

Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) <...

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Republicans steamrolling Dems to confirm Trump judicial nominees

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:20pm 6/22/2017 at 7:20pm
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This may be the least covered major story of the Trump era, so far at least.

While the media and Democrats are obsessed with increasingly bizarre Trump-Russia conspiracy theories, and failed attempts to flip Special Election congressional seats, an enormous change to the federal judiciary is well underway.

We have been covering this...

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Finally – Congress to Hold Hearing on Campus Assault on Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 11:30am 6/18/2017 at 11:30am

This has been a long time coming. It will be fascinating to see what comes of it.

The Daily Caller reports:

Congress To Hold Hearing On ‘Assault’ Of Campus Free Speech

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley announced Friday a witness list for a...

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House Committee Accuses Obama, Holder of Hiding Fast and Furious Facts

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/8/2017 at 1:00pm
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The House Oversight Committee lashed out at former President  Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder for obstruction over the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. A cartel member used a gun from the ATF and DOJ’s Operation Fast and Furious to kill Terry in December 2010.

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If Supreme Court Vacancy Opens Up This Summer, Expect Liberal Freakout

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/14/2017 at 3:00pm

The liberal freakout over the recent confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court was just a preview. If another vacancy opens up this summer, we’ll see the main attraction.

And just so you know, there is already talk of another vacancy.

Max Greenwood writes at The Hill:

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Rice Declines Senate Request To Testify On Russian Election Interference

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00pm 5/4/2017 at 7:00pm
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Following revelations that Susan Rice sought the unmasking of Americans purportedly caught up in incidental surveillance, Rice is on Congress’ short list of persons to testify on Russian hacking.  She has, through her attorney, declined Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)’s request to do so.

CNN reports:

Obama’s former national security adviser, on Wednesday declined...

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RECAP: Day 1, Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:00am 3/20/2017 at 11:00am
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Confirmation hearings for Trump Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch begin today. We’ll be covering those hearings live. Refresh often for the latest.

Gorsuch has spent his post-nomination time rigorously preparing for the hearings.

Senate Majority Leader McConnell has promised a confirmation vote before the Senate breaks for Easter recess on...

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Dem Senators want to take Gorsuch down to satisfy base, but unlikely to succeed

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/19/2017 at 6:00pm
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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is set to begin four days of confirmation hearings on Monday.

The hearings will be led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for the majority, and Diane Feinstein (D-CA) for the minority. In other words, Republicans are in control of the process and there is little Democrats can...

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Senate Confirms Chao While Committee Fights Over Sessions, Approves DeVos

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/31/2017 at 4:00pm

It’s a grand old time in the Senate today! I reported earlier that a few Senate Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted the vote to approve Rep. Tom Price as Human and Health Services (HHS) Secretary and Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary. The drama did not end there.

The Democrats have...

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Sessions Pledges to Uphold the Law, Objects to Muslim Registry

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 8:44pm 1/10/2017 at 8:44pm

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) faced an all day confirmation hearing for attorney general in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The senators had a blast asking Sessions the same questions over and over. Some asked valid questions while others asked obscure questions that made you scratch your head.

But overall, Sessions promised he...

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Cruz Letter to Smithsonian Seeking Inclusion of Clarence Thomas Has Bipartisan Support

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5:30pm 12/20/2016 at 5:30pm

When it opened in September, the National Museum of African American History & Culture failed to include an African American in one of the most important federal branches — Justice Clarence Thomas.

Professor Jacobson blogged in October:

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House Unanimously Passes Bill to Protect FBI Whistleblowers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8:45am 12/9/2016 at 8:45am

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) that protects FBI whistleblowers. Chaffetz said:

“While a great many changes remain to be made in how DOJ and the FBI respond to whistleblowers, this commonsense clarification is not minor. If implemented, it would have far-reaching...

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LIVE ELECTION RESULTS: Congressional Races

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 6:30pm 11/8/2016 at 6:30pm

Welcome to Legal Insurrection’s live election coverage. This post covers Congressional race (House and Senate). For presidential updates, check our other live post.

We’ll be updating as information becomes available, so refresh frequently!

*BREAKING* 8:38PM: It looks like the GOP will maintain control of the House.

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FBI Agents Blame Comey for “Permanent Damage” to the Agency’s Reputation

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2016 at 4:00pm 10/7/2016 at 4:00pm

As we are learning that the FBI files reveal “missing bankers’ boxes filled with the former secretary of state’s emails.,” veteran FBI agents are expressing their concern that Comey’s approach to the Hillary case has “damaged the reputation” of the FBI due to his insistence that the agency politicize the investigation...

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