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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 08:38 AM

Exclusive: GOP senators seek FBI investigation into Biden Pentagon nominee

Source: The Hill


BY BRETT SAMUELS - 04/13/21 06:01 AM EDT

A group of 18 Republican senators on Tuesday wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray seeking an investigation into President Biden's nominee for a top role in the Pentagon over whether he disclosed or solicited classified information after leaving his government job in the Obama administration.

The senators requested Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) not advance the nomination of Colin Kahl for undersecretary of Defense policy for a full vote until the FBI has completed its investigation, according to a copy of the letter obtained exclusively by The Hill.

Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), who led the letter-writing effort, accused Kahl of using social media to disclose classified information.

"These disclosures are extremely concerning and warrant a complete FBI investigation to determine the full scope of the nominee’s mishandling of sensitive national security information, apparently for his own perceived political gain," Hagerty said in a statement to The Hill.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/547842-gop-senators-seek-fbi-investigation-into-biden-pentagon-nominee

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Reply Exclusive: GOP senators seek FBI investigation into Biden Pentagon nominee (Original post)
DonViejo Apr 13 OP
The Magistrate Apr 13 #1
2naSalit Apr 13 #11
DENVERPOPS Apr 13 #17
marble falls Apr 13 #2
underpants Apr 13 #3
marble falls Apr 13 #4
Lonestarblue Apr 13 #5
niyad Apr 13 #8
Lonestarblue Apr 13 #13
niyad Apr 13 #14
bucolic_frolic Apr 13 #6
niyad Apr 13 #7
gab13by13 Apr 13 #9
niyad Apr 13 #15
ScratchCat Apr 13 #10
Bayard Apr 13 #12
LuckyLib Apr 13 #18
LetMyPeopleVote Apr 13 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 08:48 AM

1. Far More Appropriate, Sir

Would be FBI investigation of Republican Senators, particularly Hawley, Cruz, and Johnson....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:06 AM

11. +1

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 01:23 PM

17. screw that

I can't even imagine the quantity of U.S. Intelligence that Trump and his spawn gave or sold to foreign governments.
Remember Jared flying to the Saudi's and coming back with a "loan" of 150 million to make a mortgage payment? Amazing that a number of their upper government officials just up and disappeared the next day......

And what about the Republican Senators and House members, who were privy to the Covid Virus in advance of everyone else and went to work that day on rearranging their portfolios not only to keep themselves from losing money, but investing in things that would make them a fortune in the next few months......They sure nailed Martha to the cross for 50K of insider trading, but that TWAT senator who is married to the President of the NYSE, who made 10+ million along with her husband trading on inside info hasn't been charged?????

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:01 AM

2. The list of Senators asking for this should be reason enough to laugh it down: Hawley, Cruz ...

... Cornyn, Ernst, Scott, Rubio ...

Trump's actual handing over of US intelligence to Russia casually didn't seem to phase these "patriots" a bit.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:07 AM

3. Sounds like a ready made self-sustaining conspiracy

I mean if it were true that would be one thing. As you point out the list of Senators jumping all over this is a who’s who of pandering and positioning for their next election and 2024.

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:13 AM

4. It's the usual basket of deplorables. Eminently ignorable except they're in the Senate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:06 AM

5. Republicans want to stymie anyone involved in the Iran deal under Obama.

Form Kahl’s bio on Wikipedia:

“In the Obama administration, Kahl was directly involved in negotiating the Iran Nuclear Deal, as well as publicly advocating for it.

In May 2018, it was revealed that aides to U.S. President Donald Trump had contracted with Israeli private intelligence firm Black Cube to find evidence to support unsubstantiated and false claims that Kahl was being enriched by Iran lobbyists and that either he or Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes were cheating on their wife.”

Kahl has most likely already been investigated by the Trump FBI and found innocent, which I’m sure these Republicans know, but this is simply a delaying tactic to which I hope Schumer gives no credence. And is it a coincidence that this request has been made after last weekend’s meetings at Mar-a-Lago where Republicans bowed to their master? Or a coincidence that Israel just sabotaged Iranian facilities? They could have been acting on their own, but such serious actions should be at least discussed with the US government. No one in the Biden administration would have given a go ahead, so is Netanyahu still taking orders from Trump/Kushner?

For whatever reasons, Trump still has a big hold on Republican legislators. He, and they, are not a risk to be ignored.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:49 AM

8. Are Kahl and Rhodes married to the same woman? "cheating on their wife. . "?

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Response to niyad (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:29 AM

13. I found that usage irritating also and almost changed it, but I usually just use the source.

These days, I see so many grammatical mistakes that I just have to ignore them.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:34 AM

14. With you on that. My metaphorical red pen is exhausted, and I have a perpetual headache from

listening to people.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:29 AM

6. Trying to establish a toehold on any headline without the name Gaetz in it

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:47 AM

7. So, hagerty and traitor tom cottonmouth wrote this letter, worried about leaking classified

information. Never bothered them during mango mullolini's reign of terror, did it? So I just looked up the names of the 47 traitors who signed the Iran nuclear letter. Hmmm, traitor tom cottonmouth, cancuncruz, cornyn, rubio, ehrnst, etc. ohhh myyyyy.

Do they expect us to think that President Biden's team did not thoroughly vet this guy? Unlike the former guy, our President actually knows what the hell he is doing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:57 AM

9. The stalling of president Biden's appointees continues.

I won't ever click on "The Hill" links.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:35 AM

15. I made the mistake of trying on this one. My computer froze six times.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:03 AM

10. Umm...

There is a 100% chance Trump already had Kahl investigated and found that nothing he typed in his social media account was actually classified information.

What needs to be investigated is Trump, these 18 Senators, Israel's attack on Iran and the flow of money between the parties.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:19 AM

12. Another waste of time and our money

Hillary's Emails, Part 2.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:20 PM

18. The Senate Repugs have time for this garbage, but can't manage to do their jobs.

Bills passed by the House await decision by the Senate. They just want to posture and game play.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 01:09 PM

16. Assholes

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