Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Independence From What?

Chairman Burr
I. Fourth of July Questions

Independence from wars, the mother of all feudalism (American Feudalism, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) ?

Independence from the immunity of the king or queen (Follow The Immunity, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) ?

Independence from official conspiracies with foreign governments designed to take away the rights of the citizens (Dept. of Justice Conspiracy - 3) ?

II. Senate Report Answers

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, is currently composed of Senators: Richard Burr, (R-NC) Chairman; Mark Warner (D-VA) Vice Chairman; James Risch (R-ID), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Roy Blunt (R-MO), James Lankford (R-OK), Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Cornyn (R-TX), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Angus King (D-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Kamala Harris (D-CA).

The day before "Independence Day" they released a report that was in factual opposition to the House  Committee whose chairman forgot how to recuse himself:
"WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) released the Committee’s unclassified summary of its initial findings on the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) on Russian activities in the 2016 U.S. elections. The Committee finds that the overall judgments issued in the ICA were well-supported and the tradecraft was strong. The course of the Committee’s investigation has shown that the Russian cyber operations were more extensive than the hack of the Democratic National Committee and continued well through the 2016 election.
Vice Chair Warner

'The Committee has spent the last 16 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning the Intelligence Community Assessment and sees no reason to dispute the conclusions,” said Chairman Burr. “The Committee continues its investigation and I am hopeful that this installment of the Committee’s work will soon be followed by additional summaries providing the American people with clarity around Russia’s activities regarding U.S. elections.'

'Our investigation thoroughly reviewed all aspects of the January 2017 ICA, which assessed that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign to target our presidential election and to destabilize our democratic institutions,” said Vice Chairman Warner. “As numerous intelligence and national security officials in the Trump administration have since unanimously re-affirmed, the ICA findings were accurate and on point. The Russian effort was extensive and sophisticated, and its goals were to undermine public faith in the democratic process, to hurt Secretary Clinton and to help Donald Trump. While our investigation remains ongoing, we have to learn from 2016 and do more to protect ourselves from attacks in 2018 and beyond.'

The summary is the second unclassified installment in the Committee’s report on Russian election activities."
(Press Release, emphasis added). That comes down to independence from traitorous activity designed to thwart the will of the people expressed by their votes (July 3 2018 Senate Report, PDF).

III. Conclusion

The shape shifters are a clear and present danger (The Shapeshifters of Bullshitistan, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13).

Happy Fourth of July.


  1. These findings and reports will be almost entirely ignored by the Trump support base. Unfortunately, we're all saddled with these idiots for at least two more years. Meanwhile, Trump is headed to Moscow to give fellatio to Putin.

  2. They're trying (very hard) to give Trump special and possibly illegal treatment -

  3. This committee is an example of professionalism while the House counterpart is an example of corruption.