Dana Rohrabacher. Idiot? of Course. Useful? You Decide

November 22, 2017

“There’s two people I think Putin pays, Rohrabacher and Trump.”
Kevin McCarthy
House Majority Leader
June 15, 2016

Dana Rohrabacher, long known as one of Congress most consistent climate deniers, (see below) now under the microscope for Russia connections, and possible role in the worst incidence of treason in American history.

Long article, but worth reading, and maybe, bookmarking.

New York Times:

As revelations of Russia’s campaign to influence American politics consume Washington, Mr. Rohrabacher, 70, who had no known role in the Trump election campaign, has come under political and investigative scrutiny. The F.B.I. and the Senate Intelligence Committee are each seeking to interview him about an August meeting with Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, Mr. Rohrabacher said. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is said to be interested in a meeting he had last year with Michael T. Flynn, Mr. Trump’s short-lived national security adviser.

At the same time, fellow Republicans — questioning his judgment and intentions — have moved to curtail his power as chairman of the Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats. And back home in Southern California, where Democrats and Republicans alike smell blood, the 15-term congressman is facing his toughest re-election contest in decades, with well-funded candidates from both parties lining up to unseat him.

“I feel like I’m in good shape politically,” he said breezily during an interview last week, a day before he voted against his party’s tax bill. “My constituents couldn’t care less about this. They are not concerned about Russia. They are concerned about the taxes on their home. They are concerned about illegal immigrants coming into their neighborhood and raping people.”

Nor is Mr. Rohrabacher, a self-proclaimed veteran of international intrigue, all that perturbed by the interest of federal and congressional investigators. He said he would talk to them when scheduling allows.

NBC News reported this month that Mr. Mueller’s investigators are looking at a 2016 meeting between Mr. Rohrabacher and Mr. Flynn, whose lobbying for foreign powers has come under scrutiny by the special counsel.

Mr. Rohrabacher acknowledged meeting Mr. Flynn twice, once to discuss computer chip technology and once to discuss a plan advanced by Mr. Flynn late last year to build a series of nuclear power plants across the Middle East. He said he did not remember discussing Russia.

“All I remember about that meeting is that they were promoting some kind of an idea about having Gulf State countries invest in building nuclear power plants of some kind, I think,” Mr. Rohrabacher said.

Mr. Rohrabacher may shrug off such scrutiny, but on the Foreign Affairs Committee, fellow Republicans have had enough. The committee’s chairman, Representative Ed Royce of California, pushed out Mr. Rohrabacher’s top committee aide, Paul Behrends, in July amid stories about his ties to pro-Russian lobbyists.

What’s the connection between climate deniers and Russiagate?
Once again, MSNBC’s Chris Mathews wondered aloud on Stephen Colbert’s show, whether the entire attack on US and European elections comes down to Russian panic about the emerging Carbon Bubble, as the world, under the Paris agreement, moves away from fossil fuels.

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One Response to “Dana Rohrabacher. Idiot? of Course. Useful? You Decide”

  1. webej Says:

    Although Rohrabacher is a golfball, there is nothing here but some innuendo — nothing that even pretends to be a fact, let alone evidence: Tired prejudice.


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