aside US Senate Intel Committee Seeking All Documents Related To Presidential Committee

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The pace of the US Senate Intel Committee’s investigation into the Trump-Russian saga probe has picked up, both in intensity and speed in demanding data. The inquiry has widened to include its request by any and all documents garnered from around June 2016 to the republican President Donald Trump’s inauguration day of January 20, 2017.

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On 5/26/17, Robert Costa of the Washington Post penned the following report,” Senate Intelligence Committee requests Trump campaign documents.”

Excerpts:

“The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, has asked President Trump’s political organization to gather and produce all Russia-related documents, emails and phone records going back to his campaign’s launch in June 2015, according to two people briefed on the request.”

Image result for photos of warner and burr“The letter from the Senate arrived at Trump’s campaign committee last week and was addressed to the group’s treasurer. Since then, some former staffers have been notified and asked to cooperate, the people said. They were not authorized to speak publicly.”

“The demand follows a Senate request months earlier for the campaign committee to preserve documents.”

“Dozens of former staffers are expected to be contacted in the coming days to make sure they are aware of what they are required to produce and how to submit those documents, the people added.”
Related image“The letter was signed by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the Senate committee’s chairman, and Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), the committee’s ranking Democrat. Spokespeople for Burr and Warner declined to comment.”

“The request to Trump’s political operatives represents the first time that Trump’s official campaign structure has been drawn into the Senate committee’s ongoing bipartisan investigation. That investigation is separate from the federal probe being led by the Justice Department’s special counsel, former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III.”

Related image“In recent months, several Trump campaign associates, such as Roger Stone and Carter Page, have been contacted by Senate investigators, but the campaign itself had not been asked to preserve and produce materials.”

“Trump’s campaign committee is now led by former deputy campaign manager Michael Glassner and John Pence, a nephew of Vice President Pence. It is based in New York at Trump Tower. Glassner did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”

3 comments

  1. Dear Mz. Gronda,
    While some might welcome this newest twist in the congressional investigations, I an not so thrilled. I fear what we are seeing is a shell game being played out in front of our eyes. What better way for the GOPTP to keep the tRump core voters stirred up and convinced that the old time political powers are simply against the new comer to the scene. IMO, at this stage, with a SC having been appointed and attempting to get a (hopefully) true investigation into the activities into the tRump campaign leading up to the election and other possible non legal activities of various members of his staff, it would be better for the nation and “Both” political parties if they allowed the non political investigation to run its course. Perhaps it is time for the headline grabbing to slow down, note I said slow down, not stop. At this stage all that is happening with the congressional hearings is to politicize on the part of both parties. This will not lead to a happy ending for either party at the rate it is going…

    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      You may be right about the the GOP keeping DDT’s supporters riled up because of the escalation of the Trump-Russian saga. So far, his supporters are buying “it’s a witch hunt” defense.

      That is partly why I am in strong support for a 9/11 independent type commission where it is staffed with who’s who but who are focused on covering the truth of all that happened DDT’s followers and all the rest of us can have some faith in its work product.

      Whatever is disclosed by the FBI’s Trump-Russian probe may not be made public. I want to know all which is another benefit of a truly independent commission.

      Ciao, Gronda

  2. Russian analogies: Rasputitsa- during the autumn reasons of rain when the ground turns to thick layers of mud that bog down our idea of transport. Unwary and thus unprepared westerners can find themselves hopelessly trapped in that mire.

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