Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Congress Doesn’t Need No Stinking Evidence!

 

“So what? We can’t get felony approval for anything without finding twenty witnesses, a dozen surveillance cameras, a victim interview, the offender’s mother’s statement AND a confession on video…..and even then, it’s probably going to be a C.I. [Continuing Investigation] until such time as God himself descends from Heaven to declare ‘This [redacted] is GUILTY and has forfeited his eternal reward.'” – Anonymous Chicago Police Officer

The quote comes from a Chicago police officer in a reaction to State’s Attorney Kimmie Foxx recusing herself from the Jussie Smollett case. Unlike the Chicago Police Department Adam Schiff goes on a fishing trip with a backhoe.

Adam Schiff obtained the cell phone logs from Verizon and AT&T of a Congressman, a Congressional staffer, a journalist, a lawyer, and an op-ed television host. The call logs may or may not contain content, just the times that the calls were made, and to whom they were made. Verizon and AT&T are in a tough spot. To tell someone from Congress; “Come back with a warrant” could affect any pending legislation concerning them. This may not be coercion, but it reeks of an abuse of power.

From an article written by Byron York, and published by the Washington Examiner:

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s decision to publish the phone records of the president’s personal attorneys, a journalist, a fellow lawmaker, a National Security Council aide, and others has sent a chill among Republicans concerned about the reach of a powerful chairman determined to root out the communications of people with connections to the Trump-Ukraine affair. Rep. Devin Nunes, ranking Republican on the committee, whose phone records were included among those released, called the move a “gross abuse of power.”

The Intelligence Committee Democrats’ Trump-Ukraine impeachment investigation report, released publicly Tuesday, included records of some phone calls by presidential lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, Nunes, journalist John Solomon, Fox News host Sean Hannity, indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, National Security Council aide and former Nunes staffer Kash Patel, lawyer Victoria Toensing, and unidentified people at the White House and Office of Management and Budget.

The published records consisted only of the two parties on each call, plus the date and duration of the call. No content from any call was released.

Schiff subpoenaed AT&T and Verizon for the information. Sources involved in the matter have only minimal information of exactly what Schiff did, but they believe the chairman subpoenaed a total of five phone numbers — it is not clear who each number was associated with — from which the published information was taken.

It is also not clear how much phone record information Schiff received from AT&T and Verizon that was not included in the report.

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  1. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    DJT is guilty of winning an election that he should not have won. He needs to be impeached, removed, jailed, killed, destroyed, assets seized, or at best all the above. That was decided the night that he won and HRC did not. Nothing else is necessary or required to be known.

    • #1
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:10 AM PST
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  2. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    If it had turned out that it was Trump who had requested this information about Schiff, Nadler, Pelosi, or any of the other members of the Mickey Mouse Club, that would be a legitimate gross abuse of power and sound grounds for impeachment. As it is, Schiff will skate on this.

    Won’t he?

    Hey Durham, what do you have lined up for the next six months?

    • #2
    • December 5, 2019, at 1:33 PM PST
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  3. Vectorman Member

    Doug Watt: The quote comes from a Chicago police officer in a reaction to State’s Attorney Kimmie Foxx recusing herself from the Jussie Smollett case. Unlike the Chicago Police Department Adam Schiff goes on a fishing trip with a backhoe.

    The concept of two forms of justice, one for the connected and one for the masses is what led to the three major Western revolutions; English, US, and French. We hope that the pendulum will swing back to “with liberty, and justice for all” within our lifetime.


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    • #3
    • December 6, 2019, at 7:30 AM PST
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  4. James Gawron Thatcher
    James GawronJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Doug Watt: Unlike the Chicago Police Department Adam Schiff goes on a fishing trip with a backhoe.

    Doug,

    Com’on be a sport. Adam doesn’t get out much so why not take him on your next fishing trip. Go shark fishing. You can tie a rope around Schiff and throw him out the back of the boat. He’s been trolling the President for 3 years, it only seems fair we do a little trolling with him.

    Schiff may give off an aroma that even the sharks will find repellant. If so, tie a ham to him. So appropriate to his personality.

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #4
    • December 6, 2019, at 9:59 AM PST
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  5. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron MillerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Complaints about exceeded authority amount to diddly squat unless the action is punished. If Republicans can only whine about it, Democrats will repeat the offense. 

    The individuals affected should sue.

    • #5
    • December 6, 2019, at 11:23 AM PST
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  6. Stad Thatcher

    Vectorman (View Comment):
    The concept of two forms of justice, one for the connected and one for the masses is what led to the three major Western revolutions; English, US, and French.

    Well stated. I hope we can get things back to where they belong so we don’t have to have a Second American Revolution.

    But if it’s necessary, I’m ready . . .

    • #6
    • December 6, 2019, at 12:19 PM PST
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  7. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Stad (View Comment):

    Vectorman (View Comment):
    The concept of two forms of justice, one for the connected and one for the masses is what led to the three major Western revolutions; English, US, and French.

    Well stated. I hope we can get things back to where they belong so we don’t have to have a Second American Revolution.

    But if it’s necessary, I’m ready . . .

    The Democrat in Congress Representatives already joke on twitter about nuking the red states if they get uppity when they take the guns so I am not holding much hope on a Second American Revolution. Most Americans will just keep their head down and become Democrat so they are on the winning side if it gets iffy.

    • #7
    • December 6, 2019, at 11:44 PM PST
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  8. The Reticulator Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Vectorman (View Comment):
    The concept of two forms of justice, one for the connected and one for the masses is what led to the three major Western revolutions; English, US, and French.

    Well stated. I hope we can get things back to where they belong so we don’t have to have a Second American Revolution.

    But if it’s necessary, I’m ready . . .

    The Democrat in Congress Representatives already joke on twitter about nuking the red states if they get uppity when they take the guns so I am not holding much hope on a Second American Revolution. Most Americans will just keep their head down and become Democrat so they are on the winning side if it gets iffy.

    If people won’t even give up a chicken sandwich for the cause, I doubt they will go to the trouble of joining a revolution.

    • #8
    • December 7, 2019, at 7:44 AM PST
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