We are so far beyond a farce now, I’m out of words. It’s quite clear that any “investigation” into the corruption of the regime is not going to happen. Yes, Nunes has stepped down. Yes, the idiot is going to be “investigated”. None of that fucking matters in the least, because …
Nunes, who is the chairman of the committee, said that he will retain his post but will hand leadership of the investigation over to Reps. Mike Conaway (R-TX), Trey Gowdy (R-SC), and Tom Rooney (R-FL).
Did anyone bother to think that perhaps having all rethugs in charge might not be the best idea? Also, who the hell thought it was okay for a compromised person to select those who would investigate? Everywhere you look, corruption.
Nunes designated Conaway as his lead successor, with Gowdy and Rooney as deputies. Conaway, like Nunes, is a Trump loyalist — one who was a member of the very campaign he will now be in charge of investigating. Conaway was a member of Trump’s Agriculture Advisory Committee, which Trump announced in August 2016.
The perfect person to put in charge of a corruption investigation, right? No problem there, no sirree. Jesus Tap Dancing Christ in a sidecar, there isn’t even going to be a pretense of objectivity here. What investigation? “Oh, hey, we looked, it’s all cool, the Tiny Tyrant is grate, grate, grate!” [Yes, that was on purpose.]
In January, Conaway gave his view on the Russian election hacking to The Dallas Morning News — and compared it to Mexican entertainers campaigning for Hillary Clinton.
“Harry Reid and the Democrats brought in Mexican soap opera stars, singers and entertainers who had immense influence in those communities into Las Vegas, to entertain, get out the vote and so forth,” Conaway told the local paper. “Those are foreign actors, foreign people, influencing the vote in Nevada. You don’t hear the Democrats screaming and saying one word about that.”
He then told the paper he considered it on par with the Russian election hacking. “It’s foreign influence. If we’re worried about foreign influence, let’s have the whole story,” he said.
Now, Conaway will be in charge of the investigation.
I’m sure we all know what the result will be. Jesus Fuck.
I have actually seen real Trumpet to write on the internet the phrase “Make America Grate Again”. And i must say, it is grating on my nerves really mightily for the last few months.
I’m with you, Charly. I recently read something about there being people who are dedicated to deleting all his misspellings, and retweeting the corrected version. I really try to not be a spelling fiend, but we aren’t talking big, huge words here.
Just to clarify -- I meant a Trump supporter, not Trump himself.
But Trumps own misspellings are unpresidented (sic). I am no grammar Nazi myself (I would be shooting my own foot for sure), but I find it telling that he as a native speaker with self professed “great brain” and “very, very smart” has worse grasp of english spelling than many non-natives I know.
Marcus Ranum says
Nunes designated Conaway as his lead successor, with Gowdy and Rooney as deputies.
Maybe they’ll get some more testimony from Clinton about BENGHAZI!