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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 07:02 PM

Burr appears to have given White House information about FBI's probe, Mueller report says

Source: Washington Post


By Karoun Demirjian April 18 at 5:53 PM

The Republican running the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election appears to have passed information regarding the status of the FBI's probe of Russian influence on to the White House Counsel’s Office in early 2017, according to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report.

The report, a redacted version of which was released to the public Thursday, states that the White House Counsel’s Office “appears to have received information about the status of the FBI investigation” from Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) in March 2017, just about a week after then-FBI Director James B. Comey briefed the “Gang of Eight” — the congressional leaders privy to the most sensitive intelligence — about the bureau’s Russia investigation.

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“Chairman Burr does not recall this specific conversation with Mr. McGahn in March of 2017; however, 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,” Intelligence Committee spokeswoman Caitlin Carroll said in a statement. “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.”

Comey’s briefing about the FBI’s Russia investigation with the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and the Senate, as well as the heads of the intelligence committees, took place March 9, 2017. On March 20, Comey confirmed publicly during a House Intelligence Committee hearing that the FBI was looking into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin — the FBI’s first official acknowledgment that they had been looking into such matters since late July 2016.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/burr-appears-to-have-given-white-house-information-about-fbis-probe-mueller-report-says/2019/04/18/82910c0e-621b-11e9-bfad-36a7eb36cb60_story.html?utm_term=.60ad90f41247

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Reply Burr appears to have given White House information about FBI's probe, Mueller report says (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 2019 OP
Sucha NastyWoman Apr 2019 #1
BigmanPigman Apr 2019 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2019 #2
cstanleytech Apr 2019 #3
OldBaldy1701E Apr 2019 #6
riversedge Apr 2019 #4
SunSeeker Apr 2019 #7
turbinetree Apr 2019 #8
.99center Apr 2019 #9
Nitram Apr 2019 #10

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 07:16 PM

1. So the Senate had its own version of Devon Nunez

Wonder if Sen. Mark Warner was aware of this?

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 07:48 PM

5. That is the first thing I thought of

when I read it hours ago on DU. The GOP is sooooooo fucking corrupt.

I am going to call his office and let him have it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 07:23 PM

2. Fallout from Mueller report is only just beginning. 12 mystery criminal referrals is a biggy too. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 07:24 PM

3. To be honest I do not care if its decades from now but when we get the majority back

every Repugnant involved in anything criminal over this needs to be charged and fuck the statute of limitations as this stinks of a massive corrupt operation and it needs to be dealt with.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 10:24 PM

6. Oh that is just the beginning...

The entire party needs to be put down. The GOP has shown itself to be completely corrupted by oligarchs and extremists who are far more interested in their own pockets than doing their elected jobs. They have basically created a new 'nobility' class, constructed a double standard in our legal system, tweaked our laws to favor themselves over everyone else, allowed complete nut jobs a 'legitimate' platform to spout their filth, and strive to alter our democracy into some form of oligarchy/dictatorship so they can always remain in power. They have shown their true colors again and again and those colors are devoid of ethics, morality, compassion, and understanding. They would sell their own mother if it meant profit. They are sub-humans. And, like any virus-like illness, it needs to be eradicated.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 07:25 PM

4. Politico: Mueller report ropes in Senate GOP [Burr is a snitch!!-running to the WH]




Mueller report ropes in Senate GOP

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr apparently supplied the White House counsel’s office with information about the Russia probe.


https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/18/burr-mueller-probe-white-house-1282098
By BURGESS EVERETT and MARIANNE LEVINE


Updated 04/18/2019 04:52 PM EDT

.......Senate Intelligence Chairman Burr (R-N.C.), for instance, apparently supplied the White House counsel's office with information about FBI investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to the report. The report says that on March 9, 2017, then-FBI Director James Comey briefed congressional leaders and intelligence committee heads on the ongoing investigation into Russian interference. That briefing included "an identification of the principal U.S. subjects of the investigation."

Burr then corresponded with the White House a week later about the Russia probes, and the White House counsel's office, led by Don McGahn, "appears to have received information about the status of the FBI investigation," the special counsel report said.

Caitlin Carroll, a spokeswoman for Burr, said that the senator “does not recall this specific conversation with Mr. McGahn in March of 2017; however, 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.”
Report






The Senate Intelligence probe has been widely viewed on Capitol Hill as more productive than its corresponding House investigation. There's been far less infighting and Burr has taken steps to distance himself from conflicts of interest, including skipping meetings with Trump while he's been overseeing investigations. Former House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), now the committee's ranking member, was seen by Democrats as far more partisan than Burr in his probes.

“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,” Carroll said.

But Burr communicating with Trump's aides about the FBI probe could undercut some of those warm bipartisan feelings. The Senate Intelligence Committee's ranking member, Mark Warner (D-Va.), did not respond to a request for comment but Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a member of the panel, made an indirect reference to Burr in a statement on Thursday.

"Given evidence from the Mueller report, the committee must take steps to ensure its investigations do not leak to the executive branch," he said....
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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 11:02 PM

7. Burr was a snake in the grass.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 11:24 PM

8. Tells u who side the asshole was on,and it was not the Constitution,fucking traitor Fed Society POS

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:14 AM

9. Did the SCO specify when the subjects of the investigation

Started deleting emails and communications relevant to the investigation?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:55 AM

10. I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you!

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