As traditional tourist hot spots spurn the advance of freedom camping there could be an opportunity for rural townships to get in on the game.Along the way Cope’s crew discovers the fossils of creatures taller and longer and heavier than anything anyone had imagined. Johnson and half the fossils get separated from Cope, who believes the student has fallen victim to the Sioux when his horse returns without him.He has had no contact with them since. Bale was questioned by police over an alleged assault and the aftermath overshadowed the launch of the film.
mulberry alexa satchel ‘This is an American nightmare’ or Trump just handed ‘huge victory’ to Putin
President Trump during the State of the Union (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON Sen. Bill Nelson said President Trump is “serving a huge victory to Vladimir Putin” by declassifying the House GOP memo accusing the FBI and Justice Department of wrongdoing.
“By releasing this memo, the President of the United States is undermining the credibility of our intelligence community and serving a huge victory to Vladimir Putin, the Russian government, and many other intelligence services,” Democrat Nelson said.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has not commented about the memo. Rubio has publicly supported the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller.
“President Trump made the right decision to allow for the release the memo to the American people. The memo demonstrates how politicized federal law enforcement had become during the Obama Administration. The police power of the state must be blind to politics. There cannot be two standards of justice, one for Republicans and another for Democrats. We must return to a Federal Bureau of Investigation and a Department of Justice that we can trust. The American people deserve transparency and releasing this memo is a step in the right direction in restoring faith in our justice system. I urge Attorney General Sessions to continue doing all he can to ensure each and every American receives equal justice under law.”
Rep. Francis Rooney, R Naples:
“I am a strong believer in open and transparent governance. Making this memo public is the right thing to do and those that seek the truth should welcome the opportunity to expose any flaws in the process used by their government to gather information. No information vital to national security has been released and the leadership at the FBI should welcome this factual information, not seek to discredit it. When presented with the facts, the American people tend to get it right. In December I called for a purge, not of anti Trump employees, as some have critics have claimed, but of the bad actors within the FBI and DOJ. The overwhelming majority of those employed by these agencies do an outstanding job every day, and we must make certain that the few who choose to politicize intelligence gathering and law enforcement are removed.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R Fort Walton Beach
“For FISA surveillance to be used for partisan political gamesmanship is nothing less than an assault on democracy itself. The DOJ and FBI spied on American citizens associated with the Trump campaign based on the unverified claims made in a dossier paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC. This is repugnant on every possible level. The other abuses detailed in the memo are equally horrifying. FBI agents leaked information to the media, then used the ensuing news stories as a justification for renewed FISA surveillance. This is a wanton miscarriage of justice, and the stuff of tin pot dictatorships and banana republics not the United States of America. I read the memo as soon as it was released to Members of Congress, and my heart sank. Not only did it lay bare a systemic pattern of abuse within the FBI and the DOJ, it confirmed my worst fear: America’s free and fair elections were being threatened from within. Our own Justice Department worked to tip the scales of justice, exploiting the tools of the intelligence community in order to benefit one political candidate. This is an American nightmare.”
Rep. Lois Frankel, D West Palm Beach
“This is a deliberate and desperate effort by Donald Trump and the Republicans to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s interference with our election and possible obstruction of justice by White House officials. Not only has the FBI expressed grave concerns about the memo’s accuracy, but Justice Department officials believe its release endangers our national security. Republican efforts hands yet another win to Vladimir Putin. The Democrat’s memo must be released so that the public can get to the truth.”
Rep. Alcee Hastings, D Miramar
“As the Former Vice Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, I am outraged that Republicans wrote a classified memo and then voted to make it public in order to undermine the Mueller investigation. The partisan memo is rife with misrepresentations and inaccuracies, and it was released for purely political reasons against the advice of the FBI and the Justice Department. Even more shocking is the fact that House Republicans on the Committee blocked a counter memo on the same subject from being released, preventing any refutation of their partisan smear campaign. Their decision to politicize the intelligence and selectively release information to drive a political narrative is extraordinarily reckless, and does a grave disservice to the brave men and women in our Intelligence Community. For weeks,
social media accounts linked to Russian networks have saturated the airwaves calling for a release of the memo. Intelligence Community (IC), we must ensure that individuals in the IC are not using political work product as a means to obtain warrants to conduct surveillance on American citizens. We feel that the so called dossier was just that a political document and the American people need to know that. The intent of this memo is to shed light on past abuses in order to effectively prevent future abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and similar laws governing the activities of the IC. It is not, in any way, intended to influence or undermine FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.”
“The DOJ emphasized to Chairman Nunes (who was supposedly recused from the investigation) that the decision to release classified information without DOJ and FBI vetting was ‘extraordinarily reckless.’ The selective release and politicization of classified information sets a terrible precedent and will do long term damage to the Intelligence Community and our law enforcement agencies. If potential intelligence sources know that their identities might be compromised, those sources will simply dry up at great cost to our individual safety and national security. The Republican document mischaracterizes highly sensitive classified information. It fails to provide vital context and information contained in DOJ’s FISA application and renewals, and ignores why and how the FBI initiated, and the Special Prosecutor has continued, its counterintelligence investigation into Russia’s election interference and links to the Trump campaign. The sole purpose of the Republican document is to confuse the American people and undermine confidence in the Special Prosecutor’s investigation. Presidency and some in Congress who are trying to protect their personal interest at the expense of the national interest.”
“The release of the HPSCI memo today was important for greater transparency and oversight, serving the public interest. FISA collections are part of a uniquely critical program that supports global US national security. There are thousands of courageous and dedicated men and women who serve the FBI, DoJ, and other federal intelligence agencies, and it is disappointing that the missteps of several high ranking officials are tarnishing their work.”
Alex Leary is the Washington bureau chief for the Tampa Bay Times. He previously worked in the Times’ state capital bureau, and before that covered local politics, environmental issues and law enforcement. His career in journalism began at the Valley News in New Hampshire. Phone: (202) 306 4807Share via email
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