Tag Archives: Chuck Grassley

Sen. Chuck Grassley Backs Release Of Mueller Report

Mediaite reports: As Republicans and Democrats fight over the release of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s full report, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) tweeted his support for making the two-year investigation public. “I support release of the Mueller report,” Grassley tweeted. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushed back on Democratic calls for the quick release of the full report by saying, …

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Grassley Rips Trump’s “Idiotic” Wind Cancer Claim

The Des Moines Register reports: Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley — a champion of the wind energy tax credit — said President Donald Trump’s comments that wind turbines cause cancer were “idiotic” in a call with reporters Wednesday. “I’m told that the White House respects my views on a lot of issues,” Grassley said. “(Trump’s) comments on wind energy — not …

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Chuck Grassley Slams USDA For Anti-LGBT 4-H Policy

The Des Moines Register reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not have pressured 4-H to rescind a policy welcoming LGBTQ members into the international youth organization. “Common sense tells me that that for 100 years … 4-H has been operating as a very competent organization and I don’t know of any federal interference …

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Trump Rages After Kavanaugh Accuser Recants

USA Today reports: Just days before the midterm elections, Sen. Chuck Grassley asked the federal authorities on Friday to investigate another person he says made false claims against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Grassley, in a letter to the Justice Department and FBI, said a woman by the name of Judy Munro-Leighton took responsibility for authoring an anonymous letter that …

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Grassley: “No Hint Of Misconduct” In New FBI Report

CNN reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released a statement Thursday claiming the FBI’s report on SCOTUS justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh found “no hint of misconduct.” Grassley added that the report contained nothing that “we didn’t already know.” Grassley was reportedly briefed by aides that read the report in a secure room in the …

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Chuck Grassley Demands Ford’s Therapy Session Notes

The Hill reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is asking for Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, to turn over notes from her therapy sessions and recordings of the lie detector test she took. Grassley made the request in a letter sent to Ford’s attorneys on Tuesday night, …

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GOP Hires Female Attorney To Question Christine Ford

Politico reports: Senate Republicans have hired an attorney to use as a questioner of Christine Blasey Ford at Thursday’s high-stakes hearing on a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh but are declining to name her. Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told POLITICO on Tuesday as he entered the Capitol for a weekly GOP meeting that “we aren’t …

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Grassley Press Aide Resigns Over Sex Allegations

NBC News reports: A press adviser helping lead the Senate Judiciary Committee’s response to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has stepped down amid evidence he was fired from a previous political job in part because of a sexual harassment allegation against him. Garrett Ventry, 29, who served as a communications aide to the committee chaired …

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Grassley To Christine Ford: This Isn’t The FBI’s Job

Talking Points Memo reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley reiterated that Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, should consider a hearing he has schedule for Monday her only opportunity to air her allegations, in a letter to her attorneys Wednesday afternoon. “It is not the FBI’s role to investigate …

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Grassley: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Deserves To Be Heard

Via press release from GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley: Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has deserves to be heard, so I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner. The standard procedure for updates to any nominee’s background investigation file is to conduct separate follow-up calls with relevant parties. In …

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Senate Committee Delays Kavanaugh Vote Until 9/20

The Washington Examiner reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed a vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until next week, and decided to vote on his nomination for Sept. 20 at 1:45 p.m. Kavanaugh’s nomination was included on the agenda for Thursday’s committee meeting, and it was expected the panel’s Democratic members would request the nomination …

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Appeals Court Judge Confirmed After Republicans Bypass Senate “Blue Slip” Objection Tradition [VIDEO]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: Milwaukee lawyer Michael Brennan was confirmed for a key federal judgeship Thursday, filling the oldest appellate vacancy in the country but deepening a partisan schism in the U.S. Senate over judges. Brennan will take a seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago that has stood open since 2010 amid a bitter political …

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Sen. Chuck Grassley: If The Poor Got Tax Cuts, They’d Just Waste The Money On Booze, Women, Or Movies

The Washington Post reports: As Republicans continue to sell the details of their tax bill, some are reaching for more colorful language to liven up complex policies that tend to put the average voter to sleep. Case in point: Over the weekend Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) hashed over the plan with his home state’s Des Moines Register. Turning to …

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Chuck Grassley Asks FBI If They Ever Issued “Defensive Briefing” Warning Trump Of Manafort’s Kremlin Ties

It’s not Trump’s fault if he wasn’t warned! CNN reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley is asking the FBI if it warned Donald Trump that Paul Manafort, whom he brought in as campaign chairman in 2016, was being watched by the agency because of his dealings with pro-Kremlin figures. And if there was no such FBI warning, Grassley says he wants to …

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Sen. Chuck Grassley To Subpoena FBI Agents Blocked By DOJ From Testifying On Trump’s Firing Of Comey

Raw Story reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is “in the process” of drafting subpoenas for the two FBI agents the Department of Justice blocked from testifying before the committee, ABC’s Ali Rogin reports. Grassley’s statement comes after CNN reported Wednesday the DOJ is refusing to cooperate with Senate investigators probing Donald Trump’s decision to …

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Far-Right Group Launches Ads To Thank Chuck Grassley For Blocking Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The air war over Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is already beginning, less than two weeks after the election. The conservative Judicial Crisis Network is launching an ad buy of more than $175,000 to applaud Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for holding the line against President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. Grassley never allowed Garland …

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Senate GOP Judiciary Chair Blasts James Comey

The Hill reports: The FBI’s disclosure of the discovery of additional potential evidence in the case of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server was unfair to the Democratic presidential nominee, the Republican head of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday. Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) wrote in a letter to FBI Director James Comey that his announcement less than …

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IOWA: Liberal Group Launches “Quit Stalling On SCOTUS” Ads Against Sen. Chuck Grassley [VIDEO]

From the Agenda Project: Today, the Agenda Project Action Fund released a new ad calling on Senator Chuck Grassley to “Quit Stalling” and hold a hearing on President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. “Republicans like Senator Grassley have again and again demonstrated just how highly they view the American public,” said Agenda Project Action Fund President Erik Altieri, “Stop …

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