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" -- Unknown

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Difference Between Rep, Nunes and a Hammer;
Meanwhile, No Corruption, Here!

A hammer is a useful tool. Nunes, on the other hand, is just a tool.
House Republicans are launching an investigation into Russia and an Obama-era uranium deal, the intelligence committee's chairman announced Tuesday.

Rep. Devin Nunes said at a news conference that his committee and the House oversight committee are launching the joint investigation into the uranium deal, whether there was an FBI investigation into the matter and, if so, why Congress wasn't informed.
Nunes is a fucking Trump whore. Trump has been screaming for Nunes to find something, anything, to investigate to take some pressure of the Russian scandal and, like the GOP butt-monkey that he is, Nunes is doing his master's bidding.

It's nothing but a distraction play. You can pretty much tell who the GOP tools are, for they'll be the ones screaming about this being a big thing.

Sure, it is. The Republicans want you to forget that President Obama ran a scandal-free presidency for two terms, most of which were done under the microscope of goons like Nunes. They had nothing then. Trump, on the other hand, has been mired in one scandal after another since his first day. The GOP is trying nothing more than smoke, mirrors, and throwing glitter dust in your eyes.

Oh, and you can bet your ass that the GOPers in Congress will sweep what happened in Niger under the rug as fast as they possibly can. They'd want to know about who knew what and everything, but only if a Democrat was president. With Trump there, they will do their very best Sgt. Schultz impressions.
A tiny company in Montana with two permanent employees and that is owned by a buddy of the Interior Secretary landed a $300 million contract to fix Perto Rico's power grid. Their largest government contract before that was for $1.3 million.

Yep, no corruption, here!


dinthebeast said...

The thing that always burns my duck about the uranium accusations is that the Obama administration made a huge, effective, effort to round up and secure the HEU that was stored in locations where a terrorist might get at it.
Yeah, putting it under the Russian security apparatus might have been a questionable decision, but I would be more critical of that decision if we could secure our own nuclear waste (see also: Hanford, Yucca Mountain, and spent rod cold storage).

-Doug in Oakland

B said...

And we object to this because we don't want to know how much money Hillary made in the deal? (Or the "clinton foundation")....Or how much $ Harry Reid netted setting up the deal?....This is the same thing as the meme about "Russian influence"...Lots of innuendo, but no real evidence. Only this time it is your folks being looked at.

Sucks when the shoe is on the other hand, doesn't it?

Comrade Misfit said...

Try "out of power". Nunes had plenty of opportunities to investigate while Clinton was Secretary of State. But he didn't. No, he waited until El Caudillo Trumpo needed the distraction.

Anonymous said...

Two guys from Montana walk into Puerto Rico...

That doesn't sound like a bad joke. It is one.


Comrade Misfit said...

We'll see what Nunes comes up with. Based on his track record of six years of trying to conjure up scandals out of thin air during the Obama presidency, I'm betting on a huge helping of nothing burgers.

dinthebeast said...

It makes an effective distraction from today's Wikileaks news, though.

-Doug in Oakland