'Beyond Nixon': Pelosi slams Trump DOJ's targeting of political enemies 1

‘Beyond Nixon’: Pelosi slams Trump DOJ’s targeting of political enemies

The Trump-era Justice Department's decision to secretly seize data of Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee went even beyond the nefarious actions of former President Richard Nixon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday.
The California Democrat also believes former Attorneys General Jeff Sessions and William Barr, as well as former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, should testify before Congress.
"What the administration did, the Justice Department, the leadership of the former President goes even beyond Richard Nixon. Richard Nixon had an enemies list. This is about undermining the rule of law," Pelosi told CNN's Dana Bash Sunday on "State of the Union."
Prosecutors in the Trump administration's Justice Department in 2018 subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats along with their staff and family members as part of a leak investigation. Prosecutors were reportedly hunting for the sources behind news stories about contacts between Russia and Trump associates. Reps. Adam Schiff, who chairs the committee, and Eric Swalwell of California have revealed they were targeted.
The speaker added that the House will review the matter, and the Justice Department's inspector general will also look into how the investigation was handled.
Sessions, who was attorney general at the time of the subpoena, had recused himself from matters related to Russia. Barr told Politico on Friday he doesn't recall discussing a probe of lawmakers and CNN has reported that Rosenstein has privately been telling people he was not aware of the subpoena.
Pelosi on Sunday expressed disbelief at the idea that Sessions, Barr and Rosenstein were unaware of this activity within the Justice Department.
"How could it be that there could be an investigation of members of the other branch of government and the press and the rest, too, and the attorneys general did not know? So who are these people? And are they still in the Justice Department?" she said. "This is just out of the question — no matter who's president, whatever party, this cannot be the way it goes."
Asked by Bash on Sunday about potentially subpoenaing the three former Trump Justice Department officials to testify, Pelosi said she hoped "they will want to honor the rule of law" before the House would need to consider that step.

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77 comments

  1. Senate intelligence committee should question William Barr and Rod Rosenstein about their involvement in Trump criminal behavior.

    1. @Alan aka FANG your the one lying, so go ahead and explain how Adam schiff lied about anything, I’ll wait……..

    2. I agree but nothing will happen to them. They are as rich and powerful as they are corrupt. Garland is weak and ineffective and already a big disappointment.

    3. Oh yeah, hey can somebody plzzz inform Crazy Nancy that Arab Obama destroyed ever Department in Us GOV, I mean my god President Trump was Under investigation by this same Deep state type of a DOJ now for 6 years

    4. @Paul Brown shiff has said repeatedly that he has seen clear evidence of Russian collusion, yet he still has produced none. The mueller investigation said there is no evidence of that. There is one prime example of shiff lying.

    1. Getting the sworn statements top down, tracing the filings bottom up; someone’s committing perjury.

    2. Oh yeah, hey can somebody plzzz inform Crazy Nancy that Arab Obama destroyed ever Department in Us GOV, I mean my god President Trump was Under investigation by this same Deep state type of a DOJ now for 6 years

    3. @Don nawzd 1) I’m going to explain to you exactly how the whole “Deep State ” is nonsense. If the deep state were real : Trump. Never. Would . Have . Been . President. It is surprisingly easy to show how idiotic that conspiracy theory is.

      2)Trump is under investigation because he committed crimes, and he did them in front of the news cameras.

      3)You do realize that your nonsense about Nancy and Obama is deeply racist and misogynistic, right? There is also absolutely no evidence for what you claim they did, since Nancy wasn’t speaker under Obama (Paul Ryan was), which you would know if you weren’t an idiot. And yes, we can clearly see how he destroyed government departments, which is why there is still somehow a bureaucracy and this country is somehow still working.

      4) If you believe that Obama wasn’t born in this country, you’re straight up an idiot.

    1. sort of like democrats targeted trump for over 4 years, digging up dirt everyday…..democrats are lying cheating scum

    2. Nixon at least admitted publicly to what he did and was sorry for it. Trump has not admitted to doing anything wrong, let alone apologising for it.

  2. TIRED OF HEARING GRIEVANCES AND GNASHING OF TEETH IF TEUMP AND 40 THIEVES WALK FREE AS TAXPAYERS PAY HIS RETIREMENT!!

    1. IM JUST HERE HAVING FUN BEING A TROLL IF THAT’S A PROBLEM THEY OH WELL !! AND I BET YOU ARE A NEGATIVE

    2. @TERRY Hines Lying just like a Trump Supporter, and not being able to spell, “Dumb” is the give away!

    3. @TERRY Hines If you’re saying black people are prone to misspelling words, then you’re the racist.

    1. Well he does only if the lies told by democrats warp into reality they dont but if they could yep itd put nixon to shame

    2. @Peter Marshall democrats dont fight, they lie, cheat, deflect, and steal because they think they have proof but in all reality they just ….LIE

    3. @Jane Q. Public bring the facts , don,t say do your own research , back up what bullshit you just wrote , your here on a CNN feed repeating things that have been repeated a trillion time , PUT UP SOME FACTS , OR are you just here , spreading bullshit looking for a response , FAKE NAME wow YOU SCARED OF SOMETHING OR SOMEONE , ,,, USA ALL THE WAY JB-KH

    1. @Chadillac Trump didn’t actually win in 2016 and did not win in 2020 he “rigged the 2016 by cheating with the help of Russia” and tried to “rigged the 2020” election but failed miserably

    1. If only Pelosi were in a position to do something about this, but, alas, she’s a Democrat, which means she’s only allowed to complain about it on television, and she’s not allowed to use her power to actually doing something about it.

  3. Nothing will get done Republicans will not investigate any crimes their party does and manchin and sinema will continue to vote assist support and facilitate Republicans activities.wholl save America at this point???

    1. He may be golfing, but he is definitely bothered, by the mounting reams of lawsuits if nothing else. He knows he is guilty of crimes, now he is just waiting to see if he can bluster, insult and scam his way out of responsibility for the ones that have been found.

    2. Oh yeah, hey can somebody plzzz inform Crazy Nancy that Arab Obama destroyed ever Department in Us GOV, I mean my god President Trump was Under investigation by this same Deep state type of a DOJ now for 6 years

    3. @Manuel Daniel they’re all crooks apart of the mob that may be bigger than the deep state. Think about it. The trump mob got the us military the us police and white supremacy. What the left got antifa gay pride BLM? Yeah that’s not real power hahaha

    1. So y’all not gone hold her accountable for denying trumps authorization of the national guard before the capitol protest the hypocrisy

    2. Oh yeah, hey can somebody plzzz inform Crazy Nancy that Arab Obama destroyed ever Department in Us GOV, I mean my god President Trump was Under investigation by this same Deep state type of a DOJ now for 6 years

  4. Just cut off Manchins funding and have him primaried.. even if the Republicans retake W.Virginia – it won’t make any difference..

    1. @Aaron Sad to say but I’m starting to believe nothing will happen and the country will almost be burned down with the nuts thats on the loose and don’t mind being violent on behalf of frumpy…

    2. They have nothing to prosecute for…..no bifrn Clinton or pelosi..could prosecute them tommorow.

    3. @Russell Jordan which Democrat are you talking about and what crime have they committed please name specific crimes. Not maga world crime real crimes. Tell me

  5. She says, “Let’s hope they will honor the rule of law”. Really! Are we really still thinking they give a “F” about the rule of law? Criminal politicians continue to do whatever they want. America wants justice for all.

    1. Oh yeah, hey can somebody plzzz inform Crazy Nancy that Arab Obama destroyed ever Department in Us GOV, I mean my god President Trump was Under investigation by this same Deep state type of a DOJ now for 6 years

    2. Exactly! Contact her and the president and tell them. Get as many others as you can to do the same. THEY ARE NOT IN THE COMMENT SECTION!
      There are contact sections on their websites.

  6. Schiff says it will take 10 years to fix the ‘rogue’ DOJ.
    It took half that time to win WW2?

  7. Manchin: “Voting rights are too partisan…going to block it, cause my HUGE CORPORATE DONORS don’t want citizens having rights to vote…it’s against my corporate donors rights to control politics!

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