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Paul Ryan Backs Gowdy's Assessement on FBI's Use of Informant

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posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:05 PM
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Speaking to the press this morning at the Capitol, Paul Ryan echoed statements made by Trey Gowdy last week about the FBI's use of an informant during its counterintelligence investigation into Russian election interference.

Ryan backs Gowdy on FBI’s use of informant to contact Trump associates


“I think Chairman Gowdy’s initial assessment is accurate,” said Ryan, who was one of a handful of lawmakers, including Gowdy, briefed by the Justice Department on the FBI’s use of an informant. “I have seen no evidence to the contrary of the initial assessment Chairman Gowdy has made.”


Gowdy and Ryan were two of four Republican leaders briefed in meetings with Wray, Rosenstein and DNI Coates on May 24th. Ryan said they are still digging and there are still some questions that need to be answered but his statements are yet another high level blow dealt to the failing Trump "Spygate" narrative.




posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

It looks like the rules have changed and this kind of thing will be a normal occurrence during campaigns. At least if Trump decides to run again, he will have some good feedback on the competition.



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

yeah, guess who isnt up for re election?

Spying plain and simple, from what I heard of the "informant" via radio today, its sounding more like he was looking to entrap.

eta: Makes me wonder if Gowdy and Ryan ever flew to a certain "Island"

edit on 6-6-2018 by BlueJacket because: eta


doh was that freudian? lolbmeant Ryam and Gowdy
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posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:22 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
Ryan said they are still digging and there are still some questions that need to be answered but his statements are yet another high level blow dealt to the failing Trump "Spygate" narrative.

Not failing at all, quite the opposite. The newly released info establishes that the FBI started spying on the Trump campaign in December of 2015, months earlier than anyone has publicly admitted to, and well predating any of the official reasons for beginning the surveillance (such as Pappadopolus' statement to the Australian diplomat). Paul Manafort wouldn't even be involved with Trump's campaign for another few months.

All of this suggests the surveillance began without any justification, and then retroactively assigned a reason.



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:31 PM
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Go back to bed, America. Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here's American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is American Gladiators. Here is 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their ****ing skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go, America! You are free to do what we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!”



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:32 PM
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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan

originally posted by: theantediluvian
Ryan said they are still digging and there are still some questions that need to be answered but his statements are yet another high level blow dealt to the failing Trump "Spygate" narrative.

Not failing at all, quite the opposite. The newly released info establishes that the FBI started spying on the Trump campaign in December of 2015, months earlier than anyone has publicly admitted to, and well predating any of the official reasons for beginning the surveillance (such as Pappadopolus' statement to the Australian diplomat). Paul Manafort wouldn't even be involved with Trump's campaign for another few months.

All of this suggests the surveillance began without any justification, and then retroactively assigned a reason.


I just assumed this sort of thing has been happening for at least fifty years of presidential elections- but until now it never came out. Tracks were covered better back in the clinton days, when you could just shoot people who didn't play along and have your friend rule it a suicide.



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:33 PM
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When did the spy try to get into Trump’s circle?

When did the Feds, open the case?



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:37 PM
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Ryan was named as one of the 9 deep-state anti-Trump Republicans. His sudden retirement announcement indicates that he wants to get out before being exposed by one of the investigations.
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posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:40 PM
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All of this suggests the surveillance began without any justification, and then retroactively assigned a reason.


Except that Trump had been making business deals with the Russians for years and suspected of money laundering.
And it wasn't just the FBI that had Trump under surveillance....

That was the reason...


www.politico.com...
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posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Trey Gowdy is also part of that sudden wave of retirements. I want to believe he's a good guy, but the company he keeps (including Ryan) argues against it.



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan




All of this suggests the surveillance began without any justification, and then retroactively assigned a reason.


Except that Trump had been making business deals with the Russians for years and suspected of money laundering.

That was the reason...


www.politico.com...

Then why haven't they ever just said that? We hear this claim from political hacks on websites like Mother Jones, but to my knowledge nobody official has suggested Trump is guilty of money laundering.
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posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:47 PM
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Ryan isn't helping Trump, rather, he bared his fangs awhile back when he jumped ship.

Ryan was never a stouch supporter of Trump and we all know this.

Not coming up for re-election and never a supporter, its easy to see this Ryan say this.

His word holds no weight and Gowdy is the same.

So, Not a blow to #spygate. Oh man this is gonna suck for you people 🤤



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:47 PM
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Sen. Richard Burr, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has also just weighed in and is also concurring with Gowdy:


Jeremy Herb Verified account @jeremyherb

Intel Chair Richard Burr also sides with Gowdy over Trump's "spygate" claims. "I think that Trey Gowdy’s description of the process was correct,” Burr said

12:07 PM - 6 Jun 2018



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:48 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan




All of this suggests the surveillance began without any justification, and then retroactively assigned a reason.


Except that Trump had been making business deals with the Russians for years and suspected of money laundering.
And it wasn't just the FBI that had Trump under surveillance....

That was the reason...


www.politico.com...
Business deals involving his business, not Presidemcy.

Nice try never Trumper, keep eating crow 🤣



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: network dude

Which is EXACTLY when the left will finally complain about it.




posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: theantediluvian

It looks like the rules have changed and this kind of thing will be a normal occurrence during campaigns. At least if Trump decides to run again, he will have some good feedback on the competition.


What rules have changed exactly?

Anything to back up this insinuation you're making that information from the Trump campaign was given to the Clinton campaign? Or are you just talking #?



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

So then he was wiretapped???



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Source?



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:51 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
Sen. Richard Burr, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has also just weighed in and is also concurring with Gowdy:


Jeremy Herb Verified account @jeremyherb

Intel Chair Richard Burr also sides with Gowdy over Trump's "spygate" claims. "I think that Trey Gowdy’s description of the process was correct,” Burr said

12:07 PM - 6 Jun 2018


lmfao, Burr? Another Repub who defies Trump at every moment.

*Facepalm* You're terrible at this. You realize there are a number of repubs who denounce Trump as much as the Dems?

Recognize 😌



posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 12:54 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

I'm shocked that even you can't see how such a process could be abused for political purposes.

THERE IS NO JUDICIAL REVIEW OR AUTHORIZATION. So unlike FISA warrants, which even with such judicial review has been proven to have been abused on occasion, the people just need to shut up and trust our government will always do the right thing.
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