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Schumer calls on GOP to cancel ‘conspiracy’ hearings on origins of Trump-Russia probe

Chuck Ross on May 30, 2020

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to cancel a hearing next week for Rod Rosenstein, the former deputy attorney general who launched the special counsel’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Schumer’s request is a far cry from earlier in the Trump administration, when he called for public hearings for Trump associates regarding possible links to the Russian government.

Schumer accused Republicans of holding the Rosenstein hearing to “chase wild conspiracy theories” in order to help President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.

“With our country in crisis, Senate Republicans have become a conspiracy caucus,” Schumer wrote in a letter to his fellow Democrats on Friday. “Leader McConnell should instruct these committees to cancel these conspiracy hearings.”

Like many congressional Democrats, Schumer advanced the now-debunked conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election.

“On guns and on Russian collusion investigation, the silence of my Republican Senate colleagues is deafening,” he tweeted on Feb. 18, 2018.

Since then, the special counsel released a report that found no evidence that any Trump associates conspired with Russia to influence the election.

Rosenstein will testify on June 3 before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Sen. Lindsey Graham scheduled a vote for June 4 to subpoena 53 current and former government officials, and several private individuals who handled the Steele dossier.

Graham and two other Senate Republicans, Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, have ramped up their efforts to investigate the origins of the FBI probe of the Trump campaign.

The Republicans are focusing on the FBI investigation of Trump campaign associates, the FBI’s abuse of the surveillance process during the investigation and other government agencies’ intelligence-gathering activities related to the Russia probe.

The senators are largely building on the findings of Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general. Horowitz released a report on Dec. 9, 2019, that said the FBI made 17 “significant” errors and omissions in applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders against Carter Page.

Rosenstein signed one of the four surveillance orders against Carter Page, the former Trump campaign aide.

The Justice Department invalidated that spy warrant after an inspector general’s report found that the FBI made more than a dozen “significant” errors and omissions in the application. The FBI withheld exculpatory information regarding Page, and other information that undercut the credibility of the infamous Steele dossier.

The FBI relied heavily on the dossier to assert that Page was a Russian agent.

Graham said Thursday that he plans to ask Rosenstein if he would have signed the final FISA warrant against Page had he known about the errors uncovered in the IG report.

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  1. JamesinNM May 30, 2020

    Investigate and prosecute.

  2. Johnny Ray Skelton May 30, 2020

    Go to hell Chuck! People are sick and tired of the Democrats and their double standards. If going after the President on bogus conspiracy theories, then your party can just suck it up and deal with it like the other side of the aisle did for the last 2 and a half years.

  3. Anonymous May 30, 2020

    Ha,ha,ha

  4. Pamela Kienle May 30, 2020

    Hey Scum Chuck! American people don’t care what you want or demand. You’re just scared what truth Is about to be known about the Worst President Americans have ever had to endure! Do America a huge favor a pack your shit and impeach your lying sleazy scum self out the door!

  5. Barbara Hagelgans May 30, 2020

    Yeah, the shoe’s on the other foot, Chuckie. Let’s see where this leads, just for the hell of it. You’re not concerned NOW, are you, about Russia, now that it ‘s the Demwits being investigated? Hope you all burn in hell for what treasonous acts you’ve performed against the USA.

  6. Wayne May 30, 2020

    Like all democrats, Schumer makes me want to puke. Quit groveling you double-standard pile of steaming crap. When the president was under fire for your pretend Russia scandal, well, that was just fine. Now that the truth is plain to see, now you want leniency..
    Kiss off!

  7. Elliot Altman May 30, 2020

    Hey Chuck,
    What goes round, comes around. You reap what you sow. You hypocrite.

  8. LINDA May 30, 2020

    IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE DEMON RATS ARE AFRAID THAT THE TRUTH IS GOING TO COME OUT AND BURY THEM ALL IN THEIR SPYING ,CONSPIRACY ,AND ESPIONAGE SCHEME !!!! ADAM SHIFTLESS CAN’T HIDE THE EVIDENCE AND WE ALL KNOW THAT THE WEAKEST LINK GET BROUGHT IN FIRST !!!! IT LOOKS LIKE THE DEMON RATS LIES AND DECEPTION SHIP IS ABOUT TO GO DOWN ….LETS SEE IF RATS CAN SWIM !!!!!

  9. Earl May 30, 2020

    Go to chuckie. You left wing socialists have been wasting the countries time with hyper partisan obstruction of this president. He has done more than the last two presidents to fix the economy and put America first. The socialist Democrats should get out of the way and let conservative and moderate policies flourish.

  10. Anonymous May 30, 2020

    ?

  11. Larry Christopher May 30, 2020

    Doesn’t Chuckie remind you guys of the old sour puss that sat in the balcony on the Muppet show? On Feb 18th while Chuck was complaining that the Republicans were silent on their Russian conspiracy theory…our PRESIDENT was actually working on the Wuhan virus issue. So Chuck Shut The Fuck Up. It’s time for the adults to put the truth out to the American people. The problem is…there are so many traitors that have already been indoctrinated into the Communist / Socialist way of thinking, they still will not recognize the truth. It’s past time for Patriots to put a stop to their treachery.

  12. Judy May 30, 2020

    Chuck sorry but it’s time America finds out who the true villians are and they pay for their treasonist acts.

  13. Fra May 30, 2020

    Schumer in regards to the Russian fiasco is guilty as sin. Lock him up

    Note: When the truth is about to be unearthed, the Democrats have a way of killing the messenger. The Clintons have a way of silencing witnesses just before their scheduled to testify. Beware, beware,

  14. alfred quick May 30, 2020

    well chucky baby you are just scared that you might just find out that you are in trouble your self but no deal you can face the is and take what ever happens to you

  15. JackPowersIII May 30, 2020

    DNC criminal Pedophile Schumer has been working diligently toward the demise of this Nation. He’s a dyed in the wool Socialist with a cozy arrangement with Mr. Soros. The Domestic Enemies are plain, in site and their behavior is plain seditious!

  16. Omega 2 May 30, 2020

    HEY N Y CITY SEWER RAT SHUT THE HELL UP AND BLOW BACK TO YOUR SEWER! TIME TO NAIL ALL YOUR TYPE OF SENATORS AND CONGRESS!

  17. Ann Galas May 30, 2020

    What’s the matter Schumer?? Afraid your “PALS” will be found out???

  18. Mike W May 30, 2020

    So Chuck “The Schmuck” Schumer has spent the past 3-4 years spreading his LIES – and now that the truth is coming out he wants to call it quits and say enough is enough? GO TO HELL Schumer the AMERICAN people are entitled to the TRUTH. And if the truth hurst you and makes you look BAD – ALL THE BETTER.

  19. Catherine Gullia May 30, 2020

    Amen!

  20. Mike W May 30, 2020

    I sometimes think this country might be a lot better off if we keep the ILLEGALS and DEPORT the Democrats.

  21. porterv May 30, 2020

    Schumer should scrxw himself.

  22. PAB May 30, 2020

    Chuck the Smuck is afraid of what the probe will reveal . Double standards ii it was Okay for the “RATS” to probe so now it is the Republicans turn

  23. Lorie Chaffin May 30, 2020

    God to hell Schimmer, we are tired of the treason. The Democrats have nothing to do but try to imprach Trump. We are sick of that too.

  24. Juan May 30, 2020

    Mocky Chuck Schumer has a lot of CHUZPAH…Schumer has never had a REAL JOB….he brags about going into politics right out of college.
    Sadly, NY will keep electing this POS regardless of his HYPOCRISY….

  25. Wyatt May 30, 2020

    Schmuck Schummer is probably afraid that the investigation will find his role and implicate him .

  26. Andrea Rosser May 30, 2020

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Chuckie is about to feel the wrath of Trump! I can’t wait! I hope every one of these lyin’ bas*ards gets what is coming to them!
    They have spent millions and millions of dollars on the wild goose chase the was “RussiaGate”… NOW the truth is going to come out and the entire world will know what RatBastards they are!

  27. Glenn E Moody May 30, 2020

    hey Chuck it was ok to push your fake RUSSIAN BS against our PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP witch turned out to be false and then tried to push IMPEACHMENT and lost and now are planning to try IMPEACHMENT again YOU SHOULD ALL BE LOCKED UP FOR TREASON PERIOD the whole DEMOCRATIC PARTY & ALL THE REPUBLICAN RINO’S that pushed the RUSSIAN BS & IMPEACHMENT BS all of you knew it was not true that HILLARY & THE DNC BAUGHT & PAID FOR IT LIED & PUSHED IT FOR 3.5 YEARS to the tune of over $30 MILLIAN DOLLARS OF MY/WE THE PEOPLES TAX MONEY

  28. Joey May 30, 2020

    On the issue of guns Chucky, the only problem is they are to damn expensive and much to regulated and restricted, but I’m sure you can cut through the red tape and definitely afford any gun you want. Other than that, there is nothing to discuss, so STFU! As for further investigations, I can understand your trepidation, as you will likely become incarcerated as a result of said investigations. The DNC must be eliminated, the corruption has to stop, our government can no longer serve as a millionaire maker for these career politicians, a power structure for the so called elite to rule, a mechanism by which control over we the people is imposed!

  29. Anonymous May 30, 2020

    Love it I’m with you

  30. JAD May 30, 2020

    Scared Chucky that the truth will come out. Let it play out like Trump had to with the Russia hoax.

  31. John May 30, 2020

    Well Adam Schiff on him! Carry that investigation all the way back to Hillary and Nancy. Expose what they said on their favorite TV shows and what they said in sworn testimony.
    Shame each one of them and their co-conspirators in the media
    Fight back GOP!!!

  32. Anonymous May 30, 2020

    So glad that republicans are finally going to go after the sewer rats. They tried to ruin Trump and all his family. Karma is a funny thing Schumer Smuck. Adam SCHIFF can go cry in his beer. A real sociopath. Sit back and enjoy the testimonies. You deserve it all you PELOSI SCHIFF and the msm. Well done republicans

  33. Ralph May 30, 2020

    We must get out and vote republican. Make sure our turnout will be 100% and we kick ass. Schumer is Pelosi’s bitch. He looks so scared and I’m sure he is hen pecked. Suck it up butter. Your and your type are about to be exposed.

  34. Glenn E Moody May 30, 2020

    all of you that are involved needs to be jailed for treason from OBAMA to the lowest person that knew anything about in the only PLEA DEAL OF ANY KIND WOULD BE TO COME CLEAN TELL THE TRUTH WITH PROOF TO BACK IT UP PERIOD THOSES WITH PROOF BE PUT IN WHITNESS PROTECTION SO THE CLINTON & DEEP STATE DEATH SQUAD CANT GET TO THEM PERIOD let them give testimony VIA VIDEO STREAM from A safe house of unknown location

  35. Barry Obamagate May 30, 2020

    Hey Chuck, how about the DNC “colluding” with CNN’s pundit and DNC chair Donna Brazille to give crooked Hillary Clinton the debate questions beforehand?!

  36. Mike May 30, 2020

    Funny how his opinion only goes one way

  37. Pat May 30, 2020

    Sit back and enjoy the democrats being beaten for their lies and rants that now makes them look like idiots. PELOSI with her failed impeachment and SCHIFF the sociopath can bury their heads in shame. Kept this country on edge for over three years and now this time belongs to the republicans

  38. lillian reheusser May 30, 2020

    Such a useless animal. He’s a failure as a senator and is now trying his hand at comedy. Failure there too. Just retire

  39. Cecil May 30, 2020

    we are going to bust your deep state – that should give you something to cry about

  40. William McMillen May 30, 2020

    Chuck Schumer can’t have it both ways. The Democrats spent millions of dollars investigating President Trump’s Impeachment. Now they want the Republican Majority in the Senate to stop any investigation into why their investigation was done in the first place.

    The Democrats want to control the outcome of the Elections in November. It’s Not Going To Happen.

    We the American Voters need to send a Strong Message to the Democrats in November, We Have Had Enough. Quit Wasting Time and Money and get back to servings the American Citizens.

    What Chuck Schumer is afraid of, is we will uncover all of the Stupid and Dirty Dealings They have been a Party too.

    Tell Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, You Can’t Have It Your Way. It’s A Two Way Street.

  41. Anonymous May 30, 2020

    Typical Chuckie. Carrying the Poster Girl’s water. When the truth comes out at the hearing the socialist Dems will be looking for lawyers .

  42. My2Cents May 30, 2020

    Chuck the Schmuck Schemer GFY

  43. Bemused Berserker May 30, 2020

    You can’t have it one way Schmuck. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Go cry about it to someone who gives a sh*t!

  44. Sheldon Nadler May 30, 2020

    Like all Democrats, he wants it his way or the highway. Well, it is beyond time for the Democratic Swamp Rats to pay the price of their deceit and utter failures to the American people and to show American Democrats the rats that they are!

  45. edwin williams May 30, 2020

    Excellent comment Mr. Skelton

  46. vic May 30, 2020

    hay chuckie the rule of law should apply and the actions of you and your socialist communist traitors to include your lies and falsehoods have broken the law and you and your buddies should be in federal prison
    you and your dem o rats do not belong in the halls of congress so leave and go back to whatever rock you have crawled under
    TRUMP in 2020
    TRUMP in 2024

  47. john May 30, 2020

    “Well Adam Schiff on him!” I like that!!!!

  48. Anonymous May 30, 2020

    Also don’t forget that scumbag obama and his wing man holder!

  49. Anonymous May 30, 2020

    schummer That is not going to happen, and McConnell won’t STOP, we have complete confidence that this investigation is going all the way and holding all involved ACCOUNTABLE, in the Interest of We the People it will continue, Lindsay Graham and McConnell will reveal exactly who, what, and how that administration (OBAMAGATE) continued after PRESIDENT TRUMP BECAME THE PEOPLE’s President. they could not accept the fact that they lost. Then went after our president and in doing so, and under obama’s orders they went after Gen. Flynn, obama IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
    so schummer you can say whatever you want,. you are the leftovers of that disgusting admin. so pls spare us you CORRUPT AND DISGUSTING COMMENTS,

  50. JoeyP May 30, 2020

    Tell that TREASONISTIC TRAITOR to “stick it in his ear” . . . SIDEWAYS ! He’s WORTHLESS (well, not TOTALLY worthless – he can STILL serve as a bad EXAMPLE). One Observant and Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  51. Anonymous May 30, 2020

    you got a point there

  52. Patriotson2 May 30, 2020

    Senator Graham, do no fail to carry on the inquiry. It was ok for socialist democrats to attempt a coup with help of DNC and help of FBI. Find all involved and prosecute to fullest extent of the law.

  53. Patriotson2 May 30, 2020

    Senator Graham, do no fail to carry on the inquiry. It was ok for socialist democrats to attempt a coup with help of DNC and help of FBI. Find all involved and prosecute to fullest extent of the law.

  54. Mary May 30, 2020

    schummer That is not going to happen, and McConnell won’t STOP, we have complete confidence that this investigation is going all the way and holding all involved ACCOUNTABLE, in the Interest of We the People it will continue, Lindsay Graham and McConnell will reveal exactly who, what, and how that administration (OBAMAGATE) continued after PRESIDENT TRUMP BECAME THE PEOPLE’s President. they could not accept the fact that they lost. Then went after our president and in doing so, and under obama’s orders they went after Gen. Flynn, obama IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
    so schummer you can say whatever you want,. you are the leftovers of that disgusting admin. so pls spare us you CORRUPT AND DISGUSTING COMMENTS,

  55. Henry May 30, 2020

    Tell that asshole to shit in his hat and clap it on his head!

  56. k clark May 30, 2020

    12/18/20 Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., exemplified the left’s hypocrisy when he claimed some Republicans push “conspiracy theories” and lie to the American people. . “What the left accuses you of doing is precisely what they are doing themselves,” “They accuse you of fostering racism, pushing conspiracy theories, [and] lying to the American people. Of course, those are the three main things they are doing, and impeachment proves the point once more.”

  57. MJB May 30, 2020

    It was you IDIOT Dems who started all this garbage! It is time for you to STFU Chuckie! You don’t get to control the narrative anymore so it is time for you to cry in your milk!

  58. Jojodmonkey May 30, 2020

    Hey Scummer, FO!

  59. Suesja May 30, 2020

    Oh, he’s scared . Church’s pooping in his pants.

  60. Suesja May 30, 2020

    Oh, he’s scared . Chucky’ s pooping in his pants.

  61. marc May 30, 2020

    Who really cares what Demonrat, Traitor, Deep State Schumer wants, just another Soros puppet who’s losin it, it’s seems to be their nature… the party is nearing implosion, that’s why Soros imports more dummie Demonrats, to leave their excrement on everything before they die. May they find old Sorehose’s grave first, to give back the blessing they received from him. Now Satan, where is that HOT FIRE that you have promised these no-good Demonrat folks… keep lookin DOWN Demonrats, it’s your future, stay warm

  62. Claxson 68 May 31, 2020

    Hey Chuckie, you must have done something really bad if your worried about what an investigation is going to turn up ! You could do the old hag Hillary a favor by keeping the jail cell next to the one your going to get nice and warm for her!

  63. Gideon Rockwell May 31, 2020

    Schmucky is scared so bad he is barely controlling his bowels. He knows any thorough investigation of the D.N.C. Coup Plot against the Trump Administration will lead to him and other Sr. Congressional Democrats and their RINO co-conspirators. McConnell ought to laugh in his face and tell him to tighten up the Big Boy Pants for the fun is about to begin.

  64. Skillet56 May 31, 2020

    Further proof the left likes to dish it out but as hell can not take it. Chuckie you can forget about your pipe dream of any Republicans’ calling off any investigations into the corruption of the democratic party.

  65. Homeofthebrave May 31, 2020

    Lol! Great point, Mike. I want a t_shirt and a cap with that on it. At least the illegals work. The dems want free money to allow hem to sit on their asses and whine when somebody else has more (because they earned it).

  66. Don May 31, 2020

    Of course he does but only to keep his traitorous behavior from being exposed.

  67. General Bull Krapper May 31, 2020

    Hey Schmuckie Schemer: LIVE BY THE INVESTIGATION, DIE BY THE INVESTIGATION!!!

    STAY WELL, SAFE, FREE & BRAVE!

  68. Mike May 31, 2020

    WHY??? This is the other half of the investigation you and Pelosi started to be used for Trumps impeachment. Finish the investigation!!! Lets see who is really dirty. Are you afraid of being named in this half of the investigation???

  69. Pam May 31, 2020

    Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared a guide through her Instagram account for the rioters who are burning different cities across America right now. The infographic is supposed to help the Antifa activists and looters to stay safe while they are outside and wreaking havoc on American cities. The unrest came in the disguise of outrage over the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minnesota

  70. NavVet67 June 1, 2020

    The time is long past due to place our crooked politicians on trial. Until this is done our government will never change and it will lead to revolution. As far as Spineless Schumer goes, New Yorker’s please put this man on the unemployment line…he’s blilked this country long enough

  71. Sean June 15, 2020

    I think it’s hilarious that the democrats in Congress label the investigation as a conspiracy and literally try to stop the gop from investigating the origin of the Steele dossier by trying to use the pandemic as a how dare you when all this is going on, all in an attempt to make sure him and his buddies aren’t ousted during the investigation and prosecuted afterwards once charges are drawn up

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