Monday, December 19, 2016

The Chuck & Johnnie Show


In the Senate there is a bi-partisan move to investigate the Russian assault on America's voting systems that resulted in that tangerine colored shitgibbon being elected by the Electoral College. Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and and Republican occasional maverick John McCain are leading the calls for a select committee to look into the penultimate Republican electoral fraud.
Pressure mounted on Sunday for a broader congressional investigation of Russian cyberattacks aimed at influencing the American election, even as a top aide to President-elect Donald J. Trump said there was no conclusive evidence of foreign interference.

The effort was being led by a bipartisan group of senators, including John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Chuck Schumer of New York, the Senate Democratic leader, who called on Sunday for the creation of a Senate select committee on cyberactivity to take the investigative lead on Capitol Hill.

“Recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American,” the senators wrote on Sunday in a letter to Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, who has said a select committee is not necessary. “Cybersecurity is the ultimate cross-jurisdictional challenge, and we must take a comprehensive approach to meet this challenge effectively.”

The developments served to deepen the fissures between high-ranking lawmakers of both parties who see American intelligence reports implicating Russia as the basis for additional inquiries and Mr. Trump, who continues to reject the conclusions of those reports.

But the developments also put new strain on Mr. McConnell. He now faces calls from Mr. McCain and Lindsey Graham, two Senate Republicans considered well versed on national security issues, to form a select committee. If he were to reject that appeal, he would be subject to criticism that he was trying to avoid a spotlight on an issue that senators in both parties believe is worthy of more focused scrutiny.

Mr. McConnell said last week that while he respects the intelligence agencies’ conclusions, the Senate Intelligence Committee is “more than capable of conducting a complete review” itself. He also acknowledged that Mr. McCain could conduct an investigation on the Armed Services Committee, an option that remains open should Mr. McConnell decide against a select committee.
Surprisingly, the Republicans who, prior to the advent of Red Rupert Murdoch's Propaganda Machine, had never looked at a bed without measuring how many Commies could fit under it, are cool to the idea of investigating Pooty, Trump's BFF. Spokesweasel Kellyanne Conway even suggested it would be patriotic to ignore it. So I guess the only real question would be how much did Donny sell us to Pooty for?

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