Marco Rubio Flexes his DC Swamp Muscle

As if we needed another example of Senate Republican mendacity, we got one yesterday. – The Washington Examiner reported Monday that Marco Rubio, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), is refusing to share information from the SSCI’s “Russia Collusion” investigation with his fellow committee chairmen.

Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, and Chuck Grassley, who will re-take the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January from the worthless Lindsey Graham, had requested via a letter to Rubio and SSCI ranking Democrat Mark Warner that SSCI share some of its records with their committees in order to further their investigations into Spygate/Obamagate. Yesterday, Rubio and Warner rejected that request in a letter of their own.

From the Washington Examiner story:

The Republican and Democratic leaders on the Senate Intelligence Committee rejected a broad request from two Republican Senate leaders seeking access to the panel’s records to assist in their investigation into the Trump-Russia investigators.

Acting Chairman Marco Rubio of Florida and Vice Chairman Mark Warner of Virginia rejected a late August letter from Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who said that they “respect the authority” of the Senate Intelligence Committee to protect its interests, adding that “ultimately, we have the right as United States Senators” to access the records.

“We note that your request of the Committee is made pursuant to Senate Rule 26, but fails to account for the unique authorities and obligations invested in this Committee through Senate Resolution 400 and respected over decades of Senate and Committee practice,” Rubio and Warner responded. “Accordingly, we must reject the absolutist interpretation of Rule 26 that you propose. If this Committee elects to share materials that it has collected and generated in the course of its investigation into Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, it will do so pursuant to these long-standing Committee rules, and specifically, the joint agreement of the Chairman and the Vice Chairman.”

Rubio and Warner added: “Independent of whether that agreement is forthcoming, our position on this matter obviously does not preclude you from pursuing your own investigation, using your own authorities, as you see fit, within the confines of your committees’ jurisdictions.”

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So, here we have the spectacle of one Senate committee refusing to share information with another Senate committee, and a Republican committee chairman allowing his authority to be subsumed by the ranking member of the minority party. Why doesn’t Mitch McConnell just formally name Warner the SSCI chairman since he is obviously functioning in that role?

To be clear, Senate Rule 26 requires committees to cross-share information with other committees when such requests are made, but Rubio is allowing Warner to claim that SSCI-adopted “rules” – specifically a deal made between Warner and insider-trading cheat/ex-SSCI Chairman Richard Burr – supersede a rule adopted by the full Senate.

What is really happening here is that the SSCI in general, and Warner/Burr/Rubio specifically were active participants in the Deep State coup d’etat effort led by the DOJ/FBI cabal from late 2016 through early 2019. These senators inevitably created a paper trail of their mendacity during that time frame, some of which would inevitably make its way into the documentation of their committee’s fake investigation. SSCI’s “investigation” was really nothing but an effort to provide cover for the Mueller Special Counsel criminal operation and the seditious actions of Rod Rosenstein and James Comey.

SSCI is an utterly corrupt operation whose real goal is to protect Senate interests in the graft factory that is the DC Swamp, and the profits it generates to Senators of both parties. Which is why its Republican and Democrat members were so carefully selected by Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer.

This refusal by Rubio and Warner to share key information with their colleagues is just a part of the protective role the SSCI plays for Senators of both parties.

It is the very definition of DC Swamp kabuki theater.

That is all.

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23 thoughts on “Marco Rubio Flexes his DC Swamp Muscle

  1. Reply
    phineas gage - September 15, 2020

    McCain dies and Graham eagerly steps in as his surrogate. Burr exits and Rubio steps up on the swamp conveyor belt to replace him. This crowd is like the Terminator.

    Apart from the judges, Mitch is no friend of Trump. We need to keep the Senate this November, but there has to be something done in the second term about this den of snakes.

    If you can’t defeat them directly, work around them to dilute their power base.

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    Jimmy MacAfee - September 15, 2020

    Boy, are Rubio’s hands small! Extrapolate from that: betting he wears a size 8a shoe.

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    Jimmy MacAfee - September 15, 2020

    I had recently slammed Grassley unfairly not too long ago; jumped the gun (or was it the shark.) Go Chuck, go!

    Warner has a lot of Virginians fooled – pretty much LIV (Low Information Voters, mostly pro-abortion RINOs.) Don’t be surprised to see an election night surprise, though.

    Warner looks like a Simpson character, but since he’s got no actual character, that characterization is nonsensical.

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    Jimmy MacAfee - September 15, 2020

    Needs to be a declass of the “sensitive material” Dam Shitt had hidden (from Republicans and everyone else) in a SCIF. DNI Director? Where are you?

  5. Reply
    Jimmy MacAfee - September 15, 2020

    I sense a time coming soon when Wikileaks will bring the entire House (and Senate) down, as well as several federal agencies. The betrayal of Assange has been duly noted and is being studied for an equivalent response.

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      Jimmy MacAfee - September 15, 2020

      IF the NSA won’t put Weissmann’s corrupt team’s phone data back together (and they do have it) then perhaps others will do it for them.

      9/11 is coming late this year.

      1. Reply
        Silas - September 15, 2020

        The rumor is the NSA wiped the records.

        1. Reply
          Jimmy MacAfee - September 15, 2020

          Wouldn’t be a bit surprised.

  6. Reply
    Jimmy MacAfee - September 15, 2020

    Wonder what they have on Littlefeet Rubio? His campaign speeches were repetition, he’s the only person who could be accused of plagiarizing himself.

    Other than Obeelzebub, who told nearly every foreign leader in the world that their country “hit above their weight” class. Over and over and over!

    Sorry, Littlefeet: you only get a participation trophy.

  7. Reply
    Gregg - September 15, 2020

    While this is sad about Little Marco, I thought your article was going to be about Marco’s proposal to extend the time when the states must select and appoint their electors for the actual presidential election which is currently held sometime in Mid December by statue. He did this to obviously push for more Democratic electioneering fraud.

    [Refer to my yesterdays’ open forum comments for my other thoughts on how there may be just too much imbedded evil and corruption for us and Trump to overcome. I hope that is not the case, but stuff like this makes you wonder.]

    One thing I would like to see President Trump do is what LBJ (mainly as senate majority leader) and even former president BJ Clinton and other presidents did. Call and invite Little Marco to the White House and read him the riot act.

    LBJ bullied many senators into submission as majority leader and president, BJC (as a former president and then don of the Dem Party) got a corrupt sitting senator from NJ (Bob Torricelli) to resign just before his election in 2002, which he was projected to lose, just to save the seat for the Dems.

    Trump needs to play as much hardball to the RINOs – they are his real enemy – as he does to the media. Hopefully after the election, the house and senate and the DOJ and CDC will really be cleaned up.

    PS: the CDC has just started and/or continues to “train” is subjects in a new class on anti white racism, by continuing to hold classes on our dime in violation of Trump’s cease and desist EO of last week.

    Most of the HR types and deputy directors and SESs (who don’t have civil service protection and supposedly work at the pleasure of the president) need to be fired NOW.

    1. Reply
      phineas gage - September 15, 2020

      Rubio desperately wants Trump defeated.

      I wonder how his fellow Cubans in Florida are going to respond.

  8. Reply
    Rubio's Disco Boots - September 15, 2020

    Marco’s got his disco boots on and these boots are made for kicking Trump in the back.

    1. Reply
      Jimmy MacAfee - September 15, 2020

      Rubio, like the traitorous Vichy collaborators with the Nazis, had a phrase (according to National Lampoon)

      “If the boot fits, lick it.”

      Wonder if Rubio still orally polishing Ryan’s boots? (Or whose boots does he lick?) C’mon, Rubio: we need you to man up and stop this shyte.

    2. Reply
      Jimmy MacAfee - September 15, 2020

      Duh. Forgot that Mark Warner wears the shiny boots in that committee. Lick it, Rubio! Lick it!

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    Silas - September 15, 2020

    After Trump is re-elected I have a feeling a lot of rinos aer going to be called on the carpet. If we are blessed enought to take back the house and senate the shite is gonna hit the fan. Rubio will be standing front and center.

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      marineo6 - September 15, 2020

      Hope you’re right but I’m not holding my breath after the complete disaster that has been the Durham ‘probe’.
      With very few exceptions, almost every disgusting bit of swamp ooze has been slow rolled throughout the Trump presidency and will continue through his second term. Mitch and his cronies will make sure of that.
      There may be a few small sacrificial lambs such as Clinesmith, but the rest will wait it out and in Jan 2025 it will be back to business as usual, the swamp will have won, and we’ll be paying for it.

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        phineas gage - September 15, 2020

        How many times are people going to make the same comment? It doesn’t get more enlightening with repetition, you know.

        Again, would you rather have a series of flashy show indictments for the cathartic satisfaction of the perp walk with the raincoat over the head, with all the perps skating quickly on technicality appeals? Or would you rather have some of these targets do actual prison time for their heinous crimes against the republic by bringing absolutely airtight indictments against them? Choose one.

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          marineo6 - September 15, 2020

          Tick tock

          1. phineasgage - September 15, 2020

            Cowardly fail.

      2. Reply
        phineas gage - September 15, 2020

        If the swamp is as strong as you claim it to be, then why is it surprising to you that it takes a long time to fight it effectively?

      3. Reply
        phineas gage - September 15, 2020

        Given that no one has any idea what is actually happening on the inside, you have no basis whatsoever, beyond your impatient frustration, to call the Durham investigation a complete disaster.

        Delayed gratification is an important concept usually learned as we become adults.

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          Silas - September 16, 2020

          They want it all and they want it now. There is no reasoning with them.
          We’ve done our best to poimt out the reasons why ti must be so, but
          we might as well to have been shouting into the wind.

          Instead of leaks from “well placed, but anonymous sources speaking off record” all over the place, we get silence. So it’s assumed that nothing is being done and it is all being swept under the rug.

          Maybe so, but maybe not so. I have waited this long, I’ll wait a bit longer.
          And I am no longer engaging with them. They’ve made up their minds and I’m done feeding the anger and frustration.

  10. Reply
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