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By Jenny Goldsberry
First, co-anchor Jonathan Karl asked Kinzinger for his response to Rep. Bennie Thompson’s (D-MS) comments saying more subpoenas are coming. Kinzinger backed up his Democrat colleague. Specifically he said he would support subpoenas to even Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Jim Jordan (R-OH).
“I would support subpoenas to anybody that can shed light on that,” Kinzinger said. “If that’s the leader, that’s the leader. If it’s anybody that talked to the president that can provide us that information, I want to know what the president was doing every moment of that day.”
Because there is some dispute to former President Trump’s response to stop the riots, Kinzinger said he’d be willing to investigate all the calls Trump made that day.
“I want to know if the National Guard took five or six hours to get to Capitol Hill, did the president make any calls?” Kinzinger said. “And if he didn’t, why? And if he did, of course, then how come the National Guard still takes five hours? I think, had the president picked up the phone and made a call, the Guard would have been there immediately.”
That day, Trump did in fact make calls. He misdialed Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) just as rioters were entering the Capitol. He wanted to talk to Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) instead, so Lee handed over his phone.
But Kinzinger claimed members of Congress have nothing to fear. “”f anybody’s scared of this investigation I ask you one question, what are you afraid of?” the Illinois lawmaker said. “I mean, either you’re afraid of being discovered, of having some culpability in it or, you know what? If you — if you think it wasn’t a big deal, then you should allow this to go forward.”
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BREAKING: Clinton herself ‘agreed’ to leak Trump-Russia allegations to press
Remember this 2016 post from Hillary herself just days away from the election? During Friday’s trial of her former attorney Michael Sussmann, some juicy details behind this vey post have emerged.
Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank. pic.twitter.com/8f8n9xMzUU
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 1, 2016
“Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, said that Clinton ‘agreed’ to leak allegations that the Trump Organization had a secret communications channel with Russia’s Alfa Bank to the media during his Friday testimony” reports National Review.
The media “report” Hillary tweeted about above, was spoon-fed to them with her blessing. Mook also revealed the “purpose” for the campaign to leak it to the press was to have a reporter “run it down” further and “vet it out.”
As for Mrs. Clinton’s involvement, Mook added that he “discussed it with Hillary as well” after which, “she agreed to” their decision to turn the loose gossip over to the press.
She was then able to use Slate’s “reporting” to discuss the fake collusion publicly. Clinton then tweeted the campaign’s press release on the “statement from Jake Sullivan on New Report Exposing Trump’s Secret Line of Communication to Russia.”
FBI agent James Baker, the then-agent who Sussmann took the Alfa Bank information to, testified in the trial Wednesday. He said he was “100 percent confident” that Sussmann said he wasn’t representing a client when they met.
A text message from Sussmann to Baker from the day prior reads: “Jim — it’s Michael Sussmann. I have something time-sensitive (and sensitive) I need to discuss. Do you have availability for a short meeting tomorrow? I’m coming on my own — not on behalf of a client or company — want to help the Bureau. Thanks.”
National Review reports of the case:
The former FBI general counsel said that he would have treated the meeting and subsequent investigation differently had he known Sussmann was coming forward on behalf of the Clinton campaign.
The evidence that Sussmann delivered to Baker came in the form of Domain Name System (DNS) data that allegedly showed frequent communications between servers associated with the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank. The data was provided to Sussmann by Joffe, an executive at the cybersecurity firm Neustar, which was also being represented by Sussmann as part of his role as a partner at the Perkins Coie law firm.
FBI agent Scott Hellman testified Tuesday that he was immediately skeptical of the data and accompanying analysis that suggested illicit communications between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank. In fact, the quality of the analysis was so poor, that Hellman questioned whether its source had a “mental disability” in a private chat with FBI colleagues, obtained by prosecutors.
Opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which Perkins Coie hired to work on behalf of the Clinton campaign, translated the DNS data into laymen’s terms and pitched it to various reporters, including Franklin Foer, a writer for Slate.
“We certainly hoped that he would publish an article,” former Fusion GPS employee Lauren Seago testified.
Foer obliged them, touting the claims in an article published on October 31, 2016, a little over a week before Election Day.
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