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State Sen. Leah Vukmir has slammed the FBI and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, declaring “something is rotten with the way justice is implemented in America today.”

Vukmir, R-Brookfield, who is running for U.S. Senate, made the comments in a Sunday column in the Wall Street Journal that also criticized state prosecutors and the state’s former ethics agency for their involvement in a now-ended secret investigation into Wisconsin Republicans.

Vukmir wrote that “unaccountable investigations and special prosecutors have become typical.”

“Take a look at the investigation of the president by Robert Mueller,” Vukmir wrote. “More than $3 million in taxpayer funds, and what has been accomplished? From Lois Lerner and the IRS to James Comey and the FBI, something is rotten with the way justice is implemented in America today.”

What state Attorney General Brad Schimel called the “John Doe III” investigation — to which Vukmir compared the Russia investigation in the column — did not result in charges.

The Russia investigation, since it began in May, has led to charges against four former members of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign: former campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos; former campaign chairman Paul Manafort; Manafort’s deputy, Rick Gates; and Trump’s former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.

Flynn and Papadopoulos have pleaded guilty to making false statements to investigators. Manafort and Gates have pleaded not guilty to charges against them.

Headed by Mueller, a Republican and former FBI director, the investigation is probing Russian government efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, including any coordination between the Russians and the Trump campaign.

Congressional Republicans generally have been split on the Russia investigation, while Democrats have said it must go forward.

Critics of the probe have become more vocal in recent days after Mueller removed FBI agent Peter Strzok from the investigation “after an internal investigation found messages he sent that could be interpreted as showing political bias” against Trump, CNN reported.

Neither Vukmir nor her opponent for the Republican U.S. Senate nod, Kevin Nicholson, immediately responded Monday to requests for comment on her column. Both are seeking to run against Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in 2018.

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Cassandra

Chippy always claims the Russians were working for Clinton. Here's proof (that he'll ignore) that he's foll of baloney, as usual.
http://www.businessinsider.com/russian-hacker-democrats-dnc-intelligence-2017-12?nr_email_referer=1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_content=pop_up_russia&pt=385758&ct=Sailthru_BI_Newsletters&mt=8&utm_campaign=New+Campaign&utm_term=Master+Russia+Investigation+Newsletter

Cassandra

Gee, no response from Chippy.
Any time facts are presented he disappears.

capedcrusader

Waiting on Alex Jones again?

capedcrusader

Crooked Trump/Pence for Prison!

new2Lax

Kingman, it is also not up to another agent to change the original text of Comey. Changing the text is exactly why the charges were not referred to the DOJ, the gross negligent comment which does require a charge being levied was altered by Peter Strzok, relieving the DOJ from having to charge Clinton. If left in the charge, charges would be forth coming, you idiot.

new2Lax

Yes changing the words from gross negligence is the exact wording in the law to be able to charge an individual and was in the original charge of James Comey, you idiot. It was changed to extremely careless so as to be able to skirt the law, you idiot. I guess you researched the sources as I noticed you didn't mention , it never was changed. See what a little research will do for you, you idiot. Did you research Bruce Ohr the DOJ official who met secretly with Steele the Russian operative and Glenn Simpson, Fusion GPS, you should include Nellie Ohr, Bruce Ohr's wife, she worked for Fusion GPS but I guess Bruce Ohr forgot to tell the DOJ about their involvement. Also, you idiot, while your checking, look at what Peter Strzok did and why he got booted from Muellers committee. I guess I don't know why he got booted, I sure he would have been an impartial member of the committee. Oop's, I guess not I just read some of the material he leaked to his mistress and it looks like he would not have been Impartial. Take a look at them, see what you think.

Buggs Raplin

Trump has been under siege for a couple of years now by the Democrats and their allies in the media. It's like the media is part of the Democrat party. The only collusion going on was between Russia and Obama/Hillary over uranium. Now that's a real scandal, where Russia gets uranium and the Clinton Foundation gets millions of dollars, and the rapist Bill Clinton gets $500,000 for giving a speech. Mueller? Best buddies with Comey. Talk about a disqualifying conflict of interest. Comey? An incompetent with a Trump hater in a key position at the FBI. The crooked Hillary gets a pass on her e-mail crimes, whilst the Democrats cook up a fake dossier on Trump. Trump is absolutely right in taking it to the fake news mainstream media. And this Senate candidate is on target with her criticisms.

kingman10

oh buggs still suckling the nipple of the alt media. Yep don't like the investigation and how its going, then go after the investigator. Same old trick used by Nixon. And then go after Clintons or Obama or whoever to deflect the situation. Trump is playing you and the press perfectly. But now he has to own up to his stupidity and carelessness and he needs suckers like buggs to strike out against his perceived enemies. The fact is , Trump is his own worst enemy. If he can't take the heat he should get out of the kitchen (Harry Truman).

capedcrusader

Oh BS. And I gave you the current link to the most updated FACTS on the uranium story. Trump is desperate to focus the blame for his crimes on old stories that have no where to go except try to keep you rightwing radicals all fired up. Flynn already pleaded guilty and Kushner, Trump JR, and PENCE are under the microscope next. Funny you claim Trump has been "under siege" for a couple of years now when Clinton has been "under siege" for over 30 years and you got nothin. I'm hoping that several of the little unqualified Trumpies get something. Prison time would be best and I know there are several floating prisons out there with plenty of room for all of them.

Cassandra

Everything Chippy says is questionable. He gleefully spreads fake news and peddles lies without any factual evidence.

Union Man

Lock her in a room with trump and moore for awhile..straighten her out

new2Lax

For a moment there I thought you were really going to scare everyone by saying lock her in a room with Bill Clinton, you know for a fact what would happen, you would only be making allegations as to what would happen with Trump and Moore.

patssy70

She must be afraid he's getting too close to the truth about the real corruption with Trump, her obvious hero. If there is anything rotten here it's her attempt to defend the Republican crooks.

johnnybragatti

Vuckmir smells pretty rotten herself ,in between herself , isn"t as smart as she thinks she is ,
and is merely a Koch Hoe.
Everyone knows that., even her daughter.

capedcrusader

Perhaps State Sen. Leah Vukmir would prefer a Democrat running the investigation. She thinks 3 million is a big deal? She should do her homework and look into how much the radical Republican Party has spent going after the Clinton's. And what exactly did they accomplish with all the millions wasted on that? Nothing other than Hillary Clinton not getting elected and it took Russian help to ensure that happened. There is going to be Millions more spent before were done with Crooked Trump and the rest of his cronies.

new2Lax

I think that's the point, Clinton was guilty and because they do not like Trump they changed the gross negligence in the original charge to extremely careless thwarting the guilty charge. I fail to see how any votes were changed to sway the election and you don't see it either. Now tonight we find out DOJ's Bruce Ohr's wife worked for Fusion GPS and no one knew it. Think there is any thing wrong there. It is coming to a head and what we will find is that there is a vast left wing conspiracy involved in the Russian dossier. I think paying the Russians for a report seems like a crime.

Tim Russell

You forgot to include something about Obamacare.

new2Lax

Obama care bad.

capedcrusader

Obamacare bad for who exactly?

kingman10

"extremely careless thwarting the guilty charge. " wow how you came up with that is anyone's guess. Another new2 analogy that makes no sense. You may fail to see how votes were changed, that doesn't mean anyone else doesn't see it either. Your ramblings are getting worser and worser. I think you forgot a zero when you mentioned your fortune 300 company. Fortune 3000 company is more like it, on those you have to get your own insurance when you retire, and it cost you an extra $2500.

new2Lax

Well I got it from the Washington Post and from what they say FBI special agent Peter Strzok did, he changed Comey's original remarks from gross negligence to extremely careless, thereby avoiding her being charged. It makes perfect sense if you google it. Here is a couple more CNN Justice reporter Laura Jarrett, Dec 4th, CBS News Dec 5th, CNBC Dec 5th. These are all left leaning organizations, you will be more comfortable with these. I'm surprise you don't know any of this. My ramblings may be worser and worser but they can be easily verified. Get on it.
dec 5th.

new2Lax

I really didn't come up with this. I guess if you read CNN's justice reporter Laura Jarrett comments on Dec 4th, she explains what Special Agent Peter Strozok did, he changed James Comey's original comment from grossly negligent to extremely careless, thereby thwarting a felony charge. You can check CBS news Dec 5th and CNBC also reported it on Dec 5th. These are left leaning sources, so I thought you would be more comfortable with them. If you could let me know when and where any votes were changed, I guess that would satisfy me. My ramblings are getting worser and worser.
Apparently your not reading your own posts.

kingman10

oh you idiot new2, changing the wording on a report to extremely careless( from gross negligence) doesn't void any prosecution. It is not up to the FBI to bring charges, it gathers the facts and then passes it on to the Justice department. You of course would know nothing about such things as you missed the course on civics. Here is a real big news item for you, Hillary is not in power! So no one cares anymore about emails or whatever you are obsessed about.

capedcrusader

Laundering money in Russia and Germany seems like a bigger crime to me. Show your taxes Trump!

Tim Russell

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