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Chris -- as a mailbag question --. Could you please review Comer's background as reported by the NY Times concerning investigations of corruption? If I recall, Comer's background in KY politics leaves the impression that he is an opportunist who has played fast and loose with ethical constraints whenever it suited him politically in KY and now in DC as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. Thank you.

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I will look into it!

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Particularly ironic given the refusal of Republicans who refused subpoenas from the J6 committee!

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Agree with Lisa...

The New York Times profile of Comer addressed his unsuccessful bid for governor in 2015, when he lost by a narrow margin in the GOP primary.

The source of those emails used in the 2015 story had not been publicly known until the New York Times story, which said that "Comer confirmed, for the first time, that he had been behind the leak and strongly hinted he had gotten them from the server."

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Comer seems about as trustworthy as George Santos. Was he also a Nobel prize winning volleyball star?

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Gaslighting extraordinaire going on here. The Former Guy was the most corrupt inhabitant ever of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (and yes, I'm aware that Richard Nixon once lived there), so the Republicans are trying to deflect with this nonsense. It's absurd, but that said, I have no doubt that it will sell well on Fox, OANN, Newsmax, etc.

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This is nothingburger .

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Agree, but too simple an off-put.

This is serious authoritarian-type use of government mechanisms to go after enemies.

Since Trump has come around, although an issue before him but now in spades, ReTrumplican'ts use the psychological term "projection" to attack their enemies (in and out of the party) of issues that they are themselves guilty.

Trump is the master of projection...and his mindless MAGAdicts, now with the levers of power try to apply them to everyday governmental life.

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Another GOP projection. Trump was so corrupt, lying, cheating, etc., etc., and to get the focus off of Trump, they are going after Biden. There is no there there. Typical behavior for these people. Jim Jordan is nearly hyperventilating every day with all of his nonsense. Comer has nothing. This all sells well to the GOP base but in reality, it’s nothing. Going to bring on contempt charges for Wray? What a crock of s*hit. Why? He didn’t bend to their will? He was appointed by Trump but didn’t comply to their terms? Give it a rest.

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So let me get this straight....

To paraphrase the reporter on the scene when the lighter-than-airship, Hindenburg, blew up at a New Jersey in 1937 --- "Oh, the Hypocrisy!!!"

...Representative Gomer Comer (R-Crazyville, KY), who debases the House by claiming Uncle Joe Biden is guilty of accepting bribes, when his only proof is, "I think he has done so," is now holding in contempt Republican, Trump-appointed FBI Director, Christopher Wray, for defying a subpoena.

It seems, Gomer Comer had no issue on his watch in not carrying over the contempt charges by the January 6th subcommittee for a similar defiance of a Congressional subpoena by Rep. MyKevin McCarthy (R-Trumplandia), Rep. Scott Perry (R-Deer Hunting, PA), Rep. Gym Jordan (R-The Ohio State University 'Rasslin' Team) and Andy Biggs (R-Peyote For the Wrong Reasons, AZ).

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James Comer is a grifter selling his stuff to gullible morons. I think even FOX News knows he's all hot air at this point

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All this hullabaloo is such nonsense by the House MAGA extremists using their influence to undermine Joe Biden. It is obvious and it may still work to create a false narrative maligning Joe Biden. Where is the Democratic counter offensive? Jared Kushner and his 2 Billion Saudi Arabian fund should be reviewed by congress and soon.

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Whatever accusations Trump and his minions make against the Democrats are clearly and merely projections of the dastardly deeds they themselves have perpetrated. So if you want to know what they’ve done, just observe what they accuse others of. Whose family has made millions off the presidency??!

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There’s no there there.

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Unverified information to be sure. Which means, at least to me, that releasing the document to the public would be dangerous and misguided.

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This is kindling readily put to the torch of the outrage/conspiracy merchants. Given that it’s a completely preliminary and unverified tip sheet that the FBI clearly didn’t think was good enough to do anything with, and not the final product of any kind of rigorous investigation, I am inclined to believe the professionals in actual law enforcement and not the anger salesmen. Comer doesn’t even act like he knows the (lack of) quality of his sourcing, or more likely, he doesn’t care because he knows his intended audiences won’t.

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I seem to remember this story all starting with Ghoulianni playing around with Ukrainian and Russian mafia types in 2016, followed by Trump getting impeached over trying to use congressionally appropriated military aid to Ukraine in an extortion scheme. That same Ghoulianni nothingburger? Oh, well. At least it's not Benghazi.

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Isn't this "Hillary's emails" again? Keep hammering away at something they know not to have any foundation, in the hope that it will undermine the campaign next year?

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Where’s the investigation of Jared Kushner’s $2 Billion from the Saudi’s?

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