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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:25 PM

About Senator Burr

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.@SenatorBurr was re-elected with the support of the John Bolton super PAC, whose largest donor was Robert Mercer. Bolton's super PAC used Cambridge Analytica in 2016, and Burr's "big data" guy then was Paul Shumaker, a protege of Arthur Finkelstein. Might be worth a dig, folks.



The John Bolton super PAC used Cambridge Analytica and spent "about $341,000 in 2014 and $811,000 in the 2016 cycle. The PAC supported several candidates in several states, including both Tillis and Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in North Carolina."


Burr is the running the Senate Russia probe & shared info about the probe with the White House.



Edited to say: Rachel is on it. She just tweeted this.

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MelissaB Apr 2019 OP
spanone Apr 2019 #1
manor321 Apr 2019 #2
BSdetect Apr 2019 #3
atreides1 Apr 2019 #4
watoos Apr 2019 #5
MelissaB Apr 2019 #6
MelissaB Apr 2019 #7
MelissaB Apr 2019 #8
Wellstone ruled Apr 2019 #9
MelissaB Apr 2019 #10

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:28 PM

1. So trump had a mole in both houses of congress.

fucking republicons

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:29 PM

2. And why isn't the press hounding his office for a comment?

 

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:36 PM

3. Another blow to democracy and decency

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:38 PM

4. Wonder how Warner is taking this?

I recall Senator Warner singing Burr's praises on many occasions during this investigation! As a Virginia voter I have to wonder if Warner knew and said nothing, or if he was just that stupid???

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:43 PM

5. Why aren't Democrats demanding that

 

Burr be removed from his chairmanship?

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:00 PM

6. Sweeet! Rachel Maddow just posted this:

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:05 PM

7. Burr says he doesn't remember the conversation!

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s GOP chair has some explaining to do

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A spokesperson for the North Carolinian said in a statement that Burr doesn’t recall the conversation, adding, “[H]owever, any conversations between the two would have been in reference to the need for White House personnel to voluntarily comply with the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation. If specific individuals were discussed, they would have been those known to the Committee, the White House, and the media. The Chairman’s stewardship over the Committee’s bipartisan and fact-based investigation over the last two years speaks for itself.”

Well, maybe.

I will gladly give the Senate Intelligence Committee credit for conducting itself in a largely responsible way, especially when compared to Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-Calif.) antics in the House. But as regular readers may recall, Burr has taken steps that have raised questions about his political activities.

In December 2016, for example, Burr said he was inclined to largely ignore the Russia scandal.

Three months later, Burr reached out to reporters, downplaying the importance of the Russia scandal, at the White House’s behest.

More: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-senate-intelligence-committees-gop-chair-has-some-explaining-do


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Response to MelissaB (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:06 PM

8. A bit more:

Four months later, Burr said that if Trump privately demanded personal loyalty from then-FBI Director James Comey, he wouldn’t necessarily see that as “wrong.”

More recently, in February 2019, Burr made comments about the “collusion” question that the White House loved, but which drew a sharp rebuke from his Democratic counterpart on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

These new revelations do little to bolster confidence in Burr’s efforts.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:18 PM

9. The Truth will leak out.

Burr and Collins seem to be the most conflicted Rethug Senators. Previously that honor went to Jeff Flake.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:16 PM

10. Reminder about a classified meeting Burr and McConnell were NOT invited to attend.

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