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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:12 PM

9/11-Style Commission Into Russia's Election Meddling Gathers Steam

Source: MSN/NBC News

The creation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election has won bipartisan support, according to a senior Democratic lawmaker.
In an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes, Rep. Elijah Cummings said that such a committee was necessary "to really get into how all of this happened, what was the relationship between the Trump campaign and the Russians, and try to figure out how to make sure that this does not happen again."

Sen. Ben Cardin, the leading Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has previously called for an independent commission into election meddling. Last month, Cardin and four colleagues introduced legislation to create such a body. "The American people deserve a nonpartisan, transparent, public investigation into this insidious attack on our democratic institutions," Cardin said in a statement at the time.

Cummings, the ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, added that his bill to create a commission to investigate Russian hacking had secured a Republican co-sponsor.

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/9-11-style-commission-into-russias-election-meddling-gathers-steam/ar-AAn2rMg?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply 9/11-Style Commission Into Russia's Election Meddling Gathers Steam (Original post)
TomCADem Feb 2017 OP
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #1
mpcamb Feb 2017 #2
ProudLib72 Feb 2017 #3
VWolf Feb 2017 #4
FiveGoodMen Feb 2017 #10
PearliePoo2 Feb 2017 #5
red dog 1 Feb 2017 #11
dchill Feb 2017 #6
Ford_Prefect Feb 2017 #7
lark Feb 2017 #8
MurrayDelph Feb 2017 #9
red dog 1 Feb 2017 #12
red dog 1 Feb 2017 #13
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2017 #14
Sunlei Feb 2017 #15

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:17 PM

1. It'll be a slog

but I hope something gets going!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:19 PM

2. What it's going to take is a Judge Sirica.

A guy willing to call BS when somebody claims the trail ends with these underlings.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:26 PM

3. Willingness to form a commision

does not necessarily imply willingness to pursue a deep investigation.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:27 PM

4. A 9/11-style commission?

No thanks, I'd rather not witness a whitewash of the entire thing.

We need something better.

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Response to VWolf (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:20 PM

10. Beat me to it!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:28 PM

5. How will they get it by the ass-covering McTurtle?

They want this all to go away so they can get on with their filthy agenda of raping and pillaging the ACA, Medicare, Social Security and tax breaks for the 1%.

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:02 PM

11. + 1

Also, "how will they get it by the ass-covering" House Speaker Eddie Munster?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:28 PM

6. Looking forward to all reports starting with...

"Embattled President Donald Trump..."

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:39 PM

7. Same-old same-old never mind the men behind the curtain.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:45 PM

8. This doesn't make me necessarily happy.

9/11 was stonewalled to death and a lot of important information was blocked. This will do no good if information damaging to Drumpf is held back due to it's being classified. I just can't imagine the Repugs allowing this to be a full throated investigation, just like they stopped the full investigation into 9/11. They only care about their power and Drumpf is a means to an end. I'll be shocked if they actually take the needed steps of removing everyone, including Drumpf, who participated in the collusion and cover-up. Pence may also be implicated and you know even if they remove Drumpf, they will want him to be president. He'll do an equal job of protecting and enhancing the rich and fucking the rest of us over, especially LGBT and non-white folks.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:03 PM

9. I hope that, unlike the 9/11 Commission

it doesn't turn out to be Investigtion Theatre, where Bush was questioned with Cheney present, not televised and NOT under oath.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:08 PM

12. + 1

(From memory..might not be exact wording)

When Bush was asked by reporters if he was going to testify before the 9/11 Commission:
"You know..I don't testify...but I'll sit down and talk with them"

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:21 PM

13. K&R...Thanks for posting

I'm doubtful that there will be any truly "bi-partisan" 9/11 style commission to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Most likely, all we'll get is a GOP-led "whitewash" type of investigation.

One Republican Congressman from North Carolina joining Rep. Cummings doesn't translate into:
"has won bi-partisan support" unfortunately.

However, if Cummings can convince 12 or 15 other GOP Congress-critters to "break ranks' and co-sponsor such a commission, then we might get something.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:22 PM

14. Let's hope the RepubliCons don't use it to bury the story / muddy the waters. . . . nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:40 PM

15. IMO, all Republicans from 2015 on, campaign & in Gov./w ANYcontact to russians are in on the crimes.

don't forget some other Countries governments have stated they have recordings of 'meet-ups' aswell.

If Ds can't get the official government to do any investigations NOW, hire some top PIs companies to collect some info now before Russia kills off info and Republicans bury more.

Hire that UK expert again and other professionals like him, we the general public will chip-in directly.

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