What Fresh Hell Is This?

February 16, 2017

H.R. 356 - Protecting Our Democracy Act

A few days ago this came across my Facebook feed. It's from Congressman Mike Doyle (I live in the legislative district he represents in the House):
The American People deserve an independent investigation into President Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s pre-inauguration phone calls with the Russian ambassador. General Flynn had to resign; he clearly had become a potential Russian blackmail target. It’s hard to believe, however, that he would discuss the future of US sanctions without authorization - so Americans still need to know what the President and Vice President knew, and when they knew it. Flynn’s resignation is not a substitute for answers, which is why I’ve cosponsored HR 356, a bill to create a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the extent of the Russian government’s influence on the Trump White House and presidential campaign.
HR 356 was introduced by Representatives Eric Swalwell and Elijah Cummings and has been cosponsored by all the Democratic members of The House (including, of course, Rep. Mike Doyle)

The bill looks to establish a commission that will investigate "the Russian government, persons or entities associated with the Russian government, or persons or entities within Russia to use electronic means to influence, interfere with, or sow distrust in elections for public office held in the United States in 2016" by way of hacking, propaganda and so on.

The bill was introduced on January 6, 2017 - more than a month ago.

Now that Mike Flynn's resignation following reporting that he lied about his contacts with Russia after the election but before the inauguration, it's become all that more important to for there to be a bipartisan Congressional investigation into whatever Russian intelligence was doing before during and after the November elections.

The bill has been referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.  You may remember them, they plowed through piles of taxpayer money in a Benghazi! investigation.

Let's see if they have a similar level of outrage for Russian interference in an election that gave the little-handed pussy grabber the Oval Office.


Deplorable Omega Supreme Cuck said...

"independent investigation into President Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s pre-inauguration phone calls with the Russian ambassador. "
Mike Doyle is right.
The America people need to see the (FISA?) warrant for the wiretap and the IC needs to release the full wiretapped audio or transcript of the wiretap.

What did Obama know about the illegal wiretapping of the Trump Campaign and when did he know it?

Ol' Froth said...

Wow your dense. The intelligence community ROUTINLY monitors communications coming into, and flowing out of, hostile nations' embassies (along with friendly ones too). That's what spycraft is. Oh, and foreign intelligence services do the same thing at our embassies. The only truly secure communication embassies have is the diplomatic pouch.

But then again, you probably are that ignorant and stupid to not know this.

Deplorable Omega Supreme Cuck said...

Once it is released to the public it is no longer "Spycraft".

The Law Enforcement community ROUTINELY monitors private Cellphone communications. See Stingrays.

Does not make it admissible in Court.

Care to comment on the police officer who arrested someone filming them in public for wiretapping?

But now I am just ignorant and stupid to believe that the Government spies on citzens.

Deplorable Omega Supreme Cuck said...

The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC, also called the FISA Court) is a U.S. federal court established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to oversee requests for surveillance warrants against foreign spies inside the United States by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

Bert Brockway said...

FBI concluded Flynn broke no laws...end of story...Doyle is in the minority ...elections have consequences....per BHO.

Ol' Froth said...

AAAAAnnnnddd...It goes right over his pointed little head.

Deplorable Omega Supreme Cuck said...

"FBI concluded Flynn broke no laws"
Asked and answered. Time to move on.

Greg Knight said...

Froth: noticed that your comments frequently contain personal attacks and name calling. Remember that your level of discourse is directly proportional to your level of intelligence.

Dayvoe said...

Greg Knight: Thanks for that.

I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.

You can grab them by the pussy.

Can you imagine the parents of Kelli...when she said, 'Mom, Dad, I just fell in love with a big, fat pig named Rosie [O'Donnell]'?

Ol' Froth: I got your back.

Deplorable Omega Supreme Cuck said...

Froth is in Law Enforcement. He is treating those outside the caste who disagree with him the way he was trained.