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Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:13 PM

GOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas

Source: The Hill

House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) on Tuesday defended the Justice Department's efforts to secretly seize phone, email and other records from a pair of House Democratic lawmakers, their aides and reporters as officials aggressively pursued leak investigations during the Trump era.

Stefanik serves on the House Intelligence Committee, alongside two California Democrats and vocal critics of former President Donald Trump, Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and Rep. Eric Swalwell, who had their records subpoenaed without their knowledge.

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But Stefanik, a Trump loyalist who recently replaced Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) in the House GOP leadership, alleged that Schiff and others on the Intelligence Committee had inappropriately leaked information to the press in the past.

"Having served on the House Intelligence Committee, we've seen illegal leaks from our colleagues on the House Intelligence Committee, and there have been numerous referrals to the Department of Justice," Stefanik said at a news conference Tuesday. "So I think it's important that the Department of Justice determine if there were any illegal leaks, leaks by members of Congress, or their staff members.


Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gops-stefanik-defends-trump-doj-secret-subpoenas/ar-AAL4qYk?li=BBnb7Kz



Good luck in your re-election with that Donald Trump albatross hanging from your neck.

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Reply GOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2021 OP
intheozone Jun 2021 #1
SunSeeker Jun 2021 #2
no_hypocrisy Jun 2021 #3
C_U_L8R Jun 2021 #4
NQAS Jun 2021 #5
ShepKat Jun 2021 #6
ShazzieB Jun 2021 #17
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jun 2021 #7
TheBlackAdder Jun 2021 #8
TheBlackAdder Jun 2021 #9
jalan48 Jun 2021 #10
Mz Pip Jun 2021 #11
AZLD4Candidate Jun 2021 #12
moose65 Jun 2021 #15
AZLD4Candidate Jun 2021 #16
moose65 Jun 2021 #24
AZLD4Candidate Jun 2021 #27
Karma13612 Jun 2021 #20
moose65 Jun 2021 #23
Karma13612 Jun 2021 #25
moose65 Jun 2021 #26
Karma13612 Jun 2021 #28
BradAllison Jun 2021 #13
Karma13612 Jun 2021 #21
Midnight Writer Jun 2021 #14
monkeyman1 Jun 2021 #18
Karma13612 Jun 2021 #19
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2021 #22

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:21 PM

1. Wait, what?

First, she states they've seen illegal leaks from her colleagues on the committee, the she state DOJ should investigate to determine IF there were any illegal leaks? She accuses dems of breaking the law, then ask for investigation to see if they broke the law.

She's should just STFU!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:21 PM

2. Could you imagine what her response would have been if these secret subpoenas were under Obama?

Republicans are such hypocrites.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:22 PM

3. So that means Stefanik would have no problem

with Joe Biden and his DOJ investigating and GOP members for “leaks” as well, in secret of course.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:22 PM

4. So she'd welcome taps on her own communications?

OK.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:26 PM

5. Don't these idiots know that it's okay to just STFU now and then? (nt)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:34 PM

6. of course she did

She's trump's biggest fangirl ! #trumpsfangirl all the way

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Response to ShepKat (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 05:40 PM

17. "Trump's biggest fangirl" is exactly what she is. 😬

That was why they gave her Liz Cheney's job, no?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:37 PM

7. Without evidence, Stefanik claimed the Democratic represenatitves leaked information.

"Without evidence" should be the GQP motto.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:37 PM

8. Elise Stefanik served brutal CNN fact check after brazenly lying about Biden's jobs record

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Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) on Friday succeeded in her efforts to replace Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as the GOP conference chair.

But it was her comments after winning the vote that resulted in a brutal fact-check from CNN.

"We see the worst jobs report in over 20 years," Stefanik said in reference to the April jobs report released last Friday. "Unemployment is up, small businesses are struggling to hire workers."

But the worst jobs report in 20 years actually came under former President Donald Trump.

"It is simply untrue that the April jobs report is the worst in two decades. Just over one year ago, the US economy experienced its largest one-month decline in job numbers in recorded history. The most recent jobs report did fall significantly below forecasts but is in no way the 'worst jobs report in over 20 years,' or even the past year," CNN reported. "In April 2020, the US economy lost 20.5 million jobs, following a loss of 870,000 jobs in March of that year. This was far and away the most significant decrease since the US began tracking the number in 1939."

Trump was president during March and April of 2020.

"April's job report showed the US added 266,000 jobs while forecasts from economists had predicted something closer to a million jobs added that month," CNN noted. "Republicans have used this significant forecast miss to criticize Biden and his policies. Stefanik, however, did not say this was the worst report relative to economist expectations, she just said it was the worst. Stefanik's office did not respond to CNN's request for comment."

https://www.rawstory.com/elise-stefanik-served-brutal-cnn-fact-check-after-brazenly-lying-about-bidens-jobs-record/



Yep. Bullshitter.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:42 PM

9. Stefanik calls others socialists, when taking more of the government largesse than the entire Squad

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Stefanik's hard-right shift is not at all 'like Anakin turning into Darth Vader': The Daily Show

"Now, to outsiders, this might have seemed like Stefanik suddenly embracing the Dark Side. You know, like Anakin [Skywalker] turning into Darth Vader -- except for the part about wearing a mask. But the truth is, she probably just made a straightforward calculation," he explained. "She saw where the party was going, and she decided to go along with it."

"You know, it's just a little awkward to start rooting for someone after being publicly disgraced," he added, with a joke about R. Kelly.

The Daily Show
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Elise Stefanik started her career as a “normal Republican,” distancing herself from Trump as he ran for president.

Then came the radicalization.



https://www.rawstory.com/elise-stefanik-record-2652979767/





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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 01:48 PM

10. And here we go with the Republican response to Trump's DOJ spying on its political enemies.

Nixon was kicked out of office by both Republicans and Democrats for this kind of behavior. How times have changed.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 01:52 PM

11. Okay

But then subpoena the records of everyone, not just the two most outspoken against Trump.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 02:17 PM

12. Northern NY above the Mohawk Valley to the Canadian Border

Republican stronghold. She should get re-elected with a 3-6% spread.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 04:16 PM

15. Time to gerrymander her district??

New York is probably losing a district. It's time to fight fire with fire - they need to reconfigure so that two Republicans lose their districts.

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Response to moose65 (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 05:09 PM

16. I can see her district being split, but it would really dilute others

I can see her district being absorbed into the 20th and 22nd.

20th is my mother's hometown area of Utica, is PVI R+9 and has a Republican from New Hartford (suburb of Utica).
22nd is the capital district, is PVI D+7 and has a Democrat.

Stefanik's district is PVI R+8, so it would dilute some of 22 and enhance the Republican hold on 20.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 11:21 AM

24. I know

What is frustrating is how blue the districts in NYC are - Democrats just basically have to have a warm body to win.

Whatever happens, they need to add some more of Brooklyn or some of Manhattan to the Staten Island district and get rid of Malliotakis. Jerry Nadler's district snakes from Manhattan into Brooklyn and he won it 75 - 25 last year.

Also, there needs to be some way to "stretch" NYC out further onto Long Island to pick up one or both of the Republican seats there. Those three districts might be better pickup opportunities than Stefanik's district, although she deserves to have her ass kicked out of Congress.

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Response to moose65 (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 01:33 PM

27. If I am redistricted and I lose the Maricopa County part of my state legislative district

My LD will become one of the bluest districts in the country. We're already D13. I hope, if I win, I will never be considered a warm body.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 11:53 PM

20. She defeated Tedra Cobb

In the last race and it wasn’t even close.

Approx 2/3 to 1/3. Yea, the MAGA is strong up here.

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 11:15 AM

23. Actually...

It was 59 - 41. Still a large margin of victory.

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Response to moose65 (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 01:09 PM

25. OK, not quite what I thought. But still pretty deep GOP here. Thanks for

Correcting my numbers. Wonder if I am mistaking the stats for the first time Tedra challenged her.

In any event, we need to come up with a very strong contender this time. They have to be moderate and unapologetic. It is a very difficult tightrope for sure.

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #25)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 01:26 PM

26. In 2018......

The first time she faced Cobb, in 2018, it was 56 - 42, with the Green Party candidate getting the remainder.

You might be thinking of 2016, when Stefanik won 66 - 29 against Mike Derrick. That was her largest margin of victory.

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Response to moose65 (Reply #26)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 10:47 PM

28. Heavens YES!!!

Thank you. And he was military as I recall.

Even that didn’t help him.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 02:39 PM

13. Stuffy Stef is in a district that loves her and Rump

Everything she does is political, and she knows she can get away with it.

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Response to BradAllison (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 11:55 PM

21. I've taken to

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Calling her Elusive Elise and Elusive E-lies.

She lies so much it’s criminal. And she does it with that bratty smug snear.

Edit: should say SNEAR, not Smear.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 03:11 PM

14. She is definitely showing she is GOP leadership material.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 11:04 PM

18. the republican's should watch using the word "INTELLIGENCE". their lacking in that !!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 11:50 PM

19. Someone has already

Announced he is running against her on the Dem ticket.

Not sure if Tedra will try again. Doubt it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 02:58 AM

22. One of several billboards erected in February here in NY-21:


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