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Brian4Liberty
12-20-2016, 05:34 PM
Russian election hack briefing demanded by Michigan congressman (http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/12/gop_congressmen_demand_briefin.html)


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Michigan congressman is one of two asking President Barack Obama for an immediate briefing on claims that Russia interfered with November's presidential election.

U.S. Reps. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, and Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican, sent a letter to The White House on Monday, Dec. 19.

In the letter, the congressmen question the veracity of reports from the intelligence community that Russian cyberattacks were part of an effort to influence the 2016 election, calling them "evidence-free assertions."

"The reports do not detail specific evidence to support these assertions, and some reports suggest there are disagreements among intelligence officials," the letter states.
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The White House has suggested President Vladimir Putin was personally involved and President Barack Obama has promised to retaliate.
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The letter from Amash and Jones claims congressional leaders previously requested a briefing on the issue, but were denied and told by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that a review requested by the White House must first be completed.

"Less than two days later, with no congressional briefing scheduled, you took to NPR to announce retaliatory action against Russia for 'impacting the integrity of our elections,'" the letter states.
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Amash and Jones criticize the president's statement, saying Congress "must be briefed on any evidence the intelligence community has gathered" so members can weigh the evidence and evaluate any conclusions.

"It is incumbent upon the executive branch to keep Congress apprised of hostile foreign actions in a timely manner, and once an allegation has been made public, it is reckless to allow evidence-free assertions to serve as Congress' and the public's only source of information," the letter states.

With retaliation against Russia "apparently already under development," the two congressmen request a classified briefing be immediately made available to Congress.
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More: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/12/gop_congressmen_demand_briefin.html

Update - Briefing scheduled for Friday:

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https://twitter.com/justinamash/status/819286985055551495

Schifference
12-20-2016, 05:43 PM
The impression I got from listening to Obama was the evidence was clear and nothing happens in Russia without Putin's authority. He told people to decide for themselves. Hmm. So the congress doesn't even have any clear evidence but the American people are supposed to decide for themselves.

phill4paul
12-20-2016, 05:52 PM
Go get 'em! Do Amash and Jones team up on a number of issues? Seems I've noticed their names mentioned together often.

KEEF
12-20-2016, 06:06 PM
I think I read it best from someone who asked the question as to why the CIA went to the press first prior to Congress. Good job Amash and Jones.

Makes me proud to live in Michigan (although I am in the district just West of him, and my rep is a Neocon).

Jan2017
12-20-2016, 06:10 PM
retaliation against Russia "apparently already under development,"

Hilly opened the back door kinda wide open, didn't she?

asurfaholic
12-20-2016, 06:35 PM
Walter Jones is truly one of the top congressmen in office. He deserves the support of all liberty enthusiasts.

phill4paul
12-20-2016, 07:06 PM
Walter Jones is truly one of the top congressmen in office. He deserves the support of all liberty enthusiasts.

Well, he has become a reformed individual. He voted for both the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He even wasted time trying to change French Fries to "Freedom Fries" on the House menu.
But, but, but....
Every man deserves a chance at redemption and, while I'm not happy with everything about him, I am happy with the direction he turned.

Jan2017
12-20-2016, 07:20 PM
. . . even wasted time trying to change French Fries to "Freedom Fries" on the House menu.

lol, what a legacy from our elected officials

phill4paul
12-20-2016, 07:29 PM
lol, what a legacy from our elected officials

Why the hell is there a House menu? These guys don't make enough to order out?

Jan2017
12-20-2016, 07:41 PM
Why the hell is there a House menu? These guys don't make enough to order out?
Dennis Kasinich-spacecadet Congressman -sued the House cafeteria over breaking a tooth on an olive pit. . .he won a six-figure settlement even.
Expensive dentists in DC ?

phill4paul
12-20-2016, 07:46 PM
Dennis Kasinich-spacecadet Congressman -sued the House cafeteria over breaking a tooth on an olive pit. . .he won a six-figure settlement even.
Expensive dentists in DC ?

Did he win? Just a quick Google didn't show a result. Yup, he is a space cadet. But, he didn't hate on Ron Paul when everyone else was, so...there's that.

Jan2017
12-20-2016, 07:58 PM
Did he win? Just a quick Google didn't show a result. Yup, he is a space cadet. But, he didn't hate on Ron Paul when everyone else was, so...there's that.He may not have hated on RP . . . but pity the cafeteria workers in the House dining room.
He settled out of court for about $100,000 and change/legal fees as i recall maybe 10 years ago (?)
and before Al Gore invented the internet ? I dunno.

phill4paul
12-20-2016, 08:05 PM
He may not have hated on RP . . . but pity the cafeteria workers in the House dining room.
He settled out of court for about $100,000 and change/legal fees as i recall maybe 10 years ago (?)
and before Al Gore invented the internet ? I dunno.

Well, regardless, he was a dick to even bring the suit knowing who had to pay for it.

Origanalist
12-20-2016, 08:10 PM
Why the hell is there a House menu? These guys don't make enough to order out?

We better give them a raise. We can't have starving overlords, er, representatives in this great land.

phill4paul
12-20-2016, 08:16 PM
We better give them a raise. We can't have starving overlords, er, representatives in this great land.

Get rid of the kitchen. Get rid of the staff. Every representative has staffer, who is doing nothing more than running errands for resume recognition, so how about just another errand? Go to a local establishment and get me bagel w/ cream cheese. Get me a pizza. Get me a hot dog. Problem solved.

Origanalist
12-20-2016, 08:19 PM
Get rid of the kitchen. Get rid of the staff. Every representative has staffer, who is doing nothing more than running errands for resume recognition, so how about just another errand? Go to a local establishment and get me bagel w/ cream cheese. Get me a pizza. Get me a hot dog. Problem solved.

Or better yet pick me up some of that kobe beef.

Jamesiv1
12-20-2016, 08:24 PM
Or better yet pick me up some of that kobe beef.
That's what I'm talking about.

(I luvz me some good steak)

asurfaholic
12-22-2016, 03:56 PM
Well, he has become a reformed individual. He voted for both the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He even wasted time trying to change French Fries to "Freedom Fries" on the House menu.
But, but, but....
Every man deserves a chance at redemption and, while I'm not happy with everything about him, I am happy with the direction he turned.

No, not perfect. But darn good especially since the district he represents is a full on government loving military loving bucket of neocons. He has been a consistent voice for 9-11 truth and that is really something to me.

Brian4Liberty
01-11-2017, 03:10 PM
Update - Briefing scheduled for Friday:

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https://twitter.com/justinamash/status/819286985055551495

Dr.3D
01-11-2017, 03:22 PM
So they get free briefs too?

ProudAmericanFirst
01-13-2017, 05:57 AM
I have researched this independently on my own, without the use of tax payer money.

In areas where democrat voters are higher in number, I visually saw clinton/kane signage which outnumbered trump/pence signage.

In areas where republican voters are higher in number, I visually saw trump/pence signage which outnumbered clinton/kane signage.

I randomly spoke to few folks from both parties. Here is what I learned:

I asked clinton supporters if they supported/voted for clinton because they felt coerced by Russia, or any other country. The answer was NO.

I asked trump supporters if they supported/voted for trump because they felt coerced by Russia, or any other country. The answer was a big HELL NO --USA USA.

Though I did not vote this election because I do not like either candidate, the fact remains that I still see "trump/pence make america great again" signage to this day everywhere I travel.


I dare someone to go up to a trump/pence supporter and accuse them of voting for trump/pence because the russians made them do it. Or obama supporter back in 2012 and accuse them of the same.

Stupid topic. And stupid so-called americans on both sides who are so damned naive/gullible, I do not even know why I bothered with this. Maybe I should cash in and charge a tax.

Brian4Liberty
01-19-2017, 12:41 PM
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https://twitter.com/USAB4L/status/821959215518547968