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Rand Paul Wants To Know Ms. Haspel’s involvement or coordination in possible surveillance of then-candidate Trump

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The new CIA director, Gina Haspel, was the London station chief for the CIA in 2016, a busy year and location for undermining a future president.

Senator Rand Paul asked Gina Haspel questions about the Steele dossier—about her and the CIA’s knowledge of the dossier.

His questions, at first, were about whether the CIA put candidate Donald Trump under surveillance.

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As the process continued, however, Senator Paul moved on to questions about the Steele Dossier.

Cassandra Fairbanks writes at the Gateway Pundit, “EXCLUSIVE: Gina Haspel Refuses to Answer Senator Rand Paul’s Questions About CIA Involvement in Steele Dossier.

Senator Paul’s initial letter focused on the practices of the CIA during the 2016 presidential election. They heavily imply that the senator believes that the CIA was involved with the dossier that launched the Russian collusion investigation. Though the agency may not have been the one running the operation, Haspel is an acolyte of former CIA Director John Brennan — a fierce opponent of President Trump who, according to new reports, worked claims from the unverified dossier into then-President Barack Obama’s Presidential Daily Brief.

She answered some of Paul’s question, and seemed to evade others. When asked, she clarified, but she did not address many or Rand Paul’s eight subsequent questions.

“With regard to the current questions raised in your letter regarding Christopher Steele: for Question 3, I was not personally aware of Mr. Steele’s efforts when it was publicly reported in the press,” Haspel continued.

She added that, “As you know, this matter is currently under review by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) as part of their investigation into Russian active measures in the 2016 election — CIA is supporting those efforts. Additionally, many of your question relate to matters that fall within the jurisdiction of the FBI not CIA. I would refer you to SSCI for any additional questions you may have on this issue.”

Haspel did not answer any of the other questions posed by Senator Paul, including if the CIA aware of the efforts of Christopher Steele to collect information on the Trump campaign prior to Election Day or if the CIA received information from Steele’s investigation.

Senator Paul responded with one additional question, but has not yet received a response. He asked, via email, if the CIA received any information from British intelligence about Donald Trump, his campaign, or campaign associates.”

Though Haspel has been confirmed, it does not mean that she cannot be fired if she is found to have been lying in her responses to Senator Paul. If she was working with James Comey, she could and should receive the same fate. The CIA Director serves at the pleasure of the president.

 

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College Student Receives Criminal Charges For Uttering Racial Slurs While Walking By Student Apartments

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Two students who attend the University of Connecticut have been arrested and charged with hate crimes after they were recorded walking outside student apartments saying racial slurs, according to a report released by the Washington Post. Jarred Karal and Ryan Mucaj, both 21-year-old white students, have been charged with the misdemeanor of ridicule on account of creed, religion, color, denomination, nationality or race for violating a state statute concerning hate crimes. Here’s more from TheBlaze: The students also face potential discipline from the school, even possible expulsion, for violating the student code of conduct, UConn President Thomas C. Katsouleas said in a statement. “It is supportive of our core values to pursue accountability, through due process, for an egregious assault on our community that has caused considerable harm,” Katsouleas said. Karal and Mucaj, and a third unnamed student who was not charged, were walking by student housing and playing a game in which they yelled offensive words. According to the incident report, Karal and Mucaj began saying “n****” as they walked by student housing, and someone in the apartments began recording. The video captured of the incident went viral earlier this month, which sparked outrage among students and faculty. The video eventually made it into the hands of law enforcement. If you have any information about this racist recording at UConn. Please email [email protected] We will not tolerate racist behavior on this campus ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼 https://twitter.com/naacpuconn/status/1182821535670648833 The university NAACP has asked the school to take action against the students involved in the incident in order to make an example of them and allow other students to know that such behavior is unacceptable. Here’s a snippet from a letter the NAACP wrote to the university: “If the university does not adequately address and handle these occurrences of racism appropriately, it will create…

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