January 5, 2018

GOP Senators Recommend Charges Against Author of Trump Dossier

Nicholas Fandos and Matthew Rosenberg — The New York Times:

More than a year after Republican leaders promised to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election, two influential Republicans on Friday made the first known congressional criminal referral in connection with the meddling — against one of the people who sought to expose it.

Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a senior committee member, told the Justice Department they had reason to believe that a former British spy, Christopher Steele, lied to federal authorities about his contacts with reporters regarding information in the dossier, and they urged the department to investigate.

When it seems the Congressional majority can’t behave any worse, two of them say, ‘hold my beer.’

This is a transparent diversion from their party leader’s behavior, a man who every day slips further into self-worship, self-martyrdom, and cognitive impairment.

Chris Steele, the author of the “Trump Dossier,” has already spoken with the FBI. You’d think they would press charges on their own, if there are any reason to do so. I’m sure Sens. Grassley and Graham were just making sure.

Events are going to proceed very poorly for this crowd when Bob Mueller’s report is complete.

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