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I was diagnosed over the February recess with a case of shingles, i have been hospitalized and am receiving treatment in San Francisco and expect to make a full recovery. I hope to return to the Senate later this month.
Found on CNN 21 days ago
If they want to run, run, for me, I just need a little bit more time.
Found on FOX News 1 month ago
I think that whole issue has been too much, too fast, too soon, and people aren't ready for it.
Found on CNN 2 years ago
Simply put, the FBI investigation was motivated by facts, not bias.
This was not a politically motivated investigation. There is no deep state, simply put, the FBI investigation was motivated by facts, not bias.
Southern California's inconceivable that with all the safety regulations we have in place today, a fire on a boat can lead to the loss of life we saw this morning, and we need to understand exactly how the crew was trained and, if they were awake and above-deck, why they were unable to alert or help rescue passengers.
Congressman Ratcliffe has served for four years in the House and was mayor of a small town in Texas. This isn't a learn-as-you-go position and shouldn't be given out to political supporters.
The federal government should be leading the effort to end this brutal and often cruel punishment, not advocating for its return. It's time we evolve and put this terrible practice behind us.
America cheered as the women's soccer team won an historic fourth World Cup, but our support shouldn't end with ticker-tape parades.
I respect Joe. I just disagree.
Found on FOX News 3 years ago
My whole view of Saudi Arabia changed with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, i will not support another Saudi arms sale, and I urge all of my Senate Intelligence Committee colleagues to stand up for congressional prerogative and block the President's end-run around the law.
The purge of senior leadership at the Department of Homeland Security is unprecedented and a threat to our national security.
This is not only the definition of tragedy, it's the special circumstance called for by the death penalty law.
Unfortunately, many living in private military housing are dealing with hazardous conditions with little or no recourse, our legislation would fix that.
You know whats interesting about this group?, ive been doing this for 30 years. I know what Im doing. You come in here, and you say it has to be my way or the highway. I dont respond to that, Feinstein continued. Ive gotten elected, I just ran. I was elected by almost a million-vote plurality. And I know what Im doing. So you know, maybe people should listen a little bit. Sunrise Movement, an organization that describes itself as wanting to stop climate change, shared a clip of the exchange on its Twitter page Friday. This is how @SenFeinstein reacted to children asking her to support the #GreenNewDeal resolution -- with smugness + disrespect. This is a fight for our generations survival. Her reaction is why young people desperately want new leadership in Congress, the tweet with the video said. HARRIS, FEINSTEIN FUME AFTER WHITE HOUSE RE-NOMINATES TWO CONSERVATIVE CALIFORNIA JUDGES The video begins with the group explaining that they wanted to present a letter to Feinstein and ask her.
I would hope( President Donald Trump) would pick someone who would be by the book and not by the politics.
For Republicans to schedule a Friday vote on Brett Kavanaugh today, two days before Christine Blasey Ford has had a chance to tell Dianne Feinstein story, is outrageous.
For Republicans to schedule a Friday vote on Brett Kavanaughtoday, two days before Dr.BlaseyFord has had a chance to tell her story, is outrageous, first Republicans demanded Dr.BlaseyFord testify immediately. Now Republicans don’t even need to hear her before they move ahead with a vote.
I have no way of knowing.
Show some heart, wait until Trump Ford feels that she can come before Judiciary Committee.
I'm sorry about the circumstances, but we'll get through it.
The FBI never informed me of any compromise of national security information.
He was not a mole or a spy, but someone who a foreign intelligence service thought it could recruit.
Five years ago the FBI informed me it had concerns that an administrative member of my California staff was potentially being sought out by the Chinese government to provide information, he was not a mole or a spy, but someone who a foreign intelligence service thought it could recruit.
The dogma lives loudly within you.
Both investigations were ongoing during the presidential election, but only the Hillary Clinton investigation was discussed publicly. This unquestionably harmed candidate Hillary Clinton and helped candidate Donald Trump.
Children are terrified, parents are heartbroken and families are being destroyed.
I understand The President was upset, the President could have said that, but to walk away from our allies in this way, I think, is a mistake.
Define collusion, were there meetings to discuss things ? We know there were. Is that collusion ? So, I think the definitive( investigation) is the Mueller probe.
These are not loopholes, they are laws that Congress passed to address the documented injustices facing children in our immigration system -- specifically the government's failure to treat these children humanely after decades, decades.
The answer should be profoundly troubling to all Americans.
To make that person No. 1 at the agency sends a signal to the rest of the world that is not a positive signal in my view.
If a bill came out of Senate Judiciary Committee with the votes, and I don't know that it would, but it seems to me that bill is there, and depending on circumstances regardless of if he would put it on at a certain time, it would be there. And that accomplishes something.
It's vital that Special Counsel Mueller be allowed to continue Special Counsel Mueller investigation without interference.
This prison has cost taxpayers more than $5 billion, and the propaganda value for terrorists has been even greater, it’s time to close this prison once and for all, so today I call on President Trump to restart the review process for those prisoners who haven’t been cleared for transfer or charged with a crime.
Isolating the North Koreans has not halted their pursuit of nuclear weapons, and President Trump is not helping the situation with his bombastic comments.
Free from political influence, and this starts at the very top. The FBI director does not serve the president. He serves the Constitution, the law and the American people. As such, the director of the FBI must be a leader who has the integrity and strength that will enable him to withstand any attempts at political interference.
You have to remember how I became mayor. I became mayor after being defeated twice as a product of assassination, of the mayor being killed and the first openly gay public official in America being killed by a friend and colleague of mine. So I saw firsthand when a city becomes divided, I saw and watched while squad cars (were) being blown up in a riot.
It's what I'm meant to do, as long as the old bean holds up.
Look, being a woman in our society even today is difficult, and you know it in the press area, I know it in the political area.
I think that the political part of this is not the best part for the FBI.
I think it was the right thing to do and I believe they saw it as the right thing to do otherwise they're going to have a fight and it's not worth the fight, there( is) mutual suspicion of one side and the other. This clears that up and has a person whose reputation is as good as it gets and he'll be very good.
The next FBI director must be strong and independent and will receive a fair hearing in the Judiciary Committee.
One of the things Jim Comey said to us, well, one of the reasons for... holding the Hillary Clinton press conference 11 days before the election, was there was such great interest in this, well, let me tell you, when Russia hacks into our election systems, there's exceptional interest in that too. So that argument doesn't hold up. But Jim Comey is so sure that Jim Comey did the right thing and maybe I would say it wasn't the right thing if there was new information.
' Mildly nauseous' doesn't sound like he was too nauseated by it, but I think it was bad thing to do, and really for me a very disappointing thing for him to do.
So this is not the usual nominee, therefore, I cannot support the nominee.
I am considering exactly that. They will be well cared for as we deal with their parents. ... It's more important to me, Wolf, to try to keep people off of this awful network.
Young women take everything for granted today, and all of that could be struck out with one decision.
What worries me is you have been very much able to avoid any specificity, like no one I have ever seen before, and maybe that’s a virtue, I don’t know.
I just want to say that I’m deeply disappointed that under these circumstances that we begin our hearing, for those of us on our side … our job is to determine whether he will protect the legal and constitutional rights of all Americans, not just the powerful and the wealthy.
I just want to say that I ’m deeply disappointed that under these circumstances that we begin our hearing, for those of us on our side … our job is to determine whether he will protect the legal and constitutional rights of all Americans, not just the powerful and the wealthy.
The tax returns become a primary lead into a Russia connection -- and that would be Russian money in his businesses, he's visited Russia six times by his own voice on television. Who knows what the situation is?
Found on CNN 6 years ago
Director Comey’s announcement played right into the political campaign of Donald Trump, who is already using the letter for political purposes.
I’m especially grateful to the FBI and Director Comey -- who previously served as a U.S. attorney and deputy attorney general during the Bush administration -- for a thorough, objective review.
There is a strong probability that the plane went down with an act of terror, the investigation has to take place and the facts need to be examined.
It worries me a great deal, you know, I don’t want to go back to the ’68 convention because I worry about what it does to the electorate as a whole – and [ Sanders ] should, too.
Maybe people don't believe diplomacy makes a difference, but I do, i think there will be ample time for the President to speak with the President of China and for some of us to speak as well.
We’re in a new age where terrorist groups like ISIL are using social media to reinvent how they recruit and plot attacks, that information can be the key to identifying and stopping terrorist recruitment or a terrorist attack, but we need help from technology companies.
I think that Silicon Valley has to take a look at their products, if you create a product that allows evil monsters to communicate in this way, … that is a big problem.
They have apps to communicate on, which can not be pierced even with a court order.
It’s a society that has kind of bought into the Kool-Aid that the more guns there are, the better protected you are.
Terrorists could exploit the program, could go from France to Syria, as 2,000 fighters have done, come back to France, use the visa waiver program and without further scrutiny come into the United States.
The fight is quickly spreading outside Iraq and Syria, and that's why we must take the battle to them.
This bill is bipartisan. It is narrowly focused, and it puts in place a number of privacy protections.
A simple phone call would have been enough. But that did not happen.
This is a strong agreement that meets our national security needs and I believe will stand the test of time.
Twitter, FB and YouTube all, as I understand it, remove content on their sites that come to their attention if it violates their terms of service, including terrorism.
They have to move through together at some point and be signed together. There can't be a TPA without the assistance part of it. I know the President knows that and I'm hopeful that he's able to work out an agreement to see that that happens, trust is the key. Trust rules the day. Lack of trust destroys it.
Candidly, I don't think the taxpayers should be subsidizing something that doesn't need to be. There are parts of the government that can be run like a business and should be run like a business.
We have a big problem here, i think we need to take a look at the Visa Waiver Program again, and see what we can do to prevent this kind of thing from happening, because I believe it will happen, if it hasn’t already.
To be clear, the committee staff did not 'hack' into CIA computers to obtain these documents, as has been suggested in the press, the documents were identified using the search tool provided by the CIA to search the documents provided to the committee.
We must pass an information sharing bill as quickly as possible next year.
They showed that CIA leadership is prepared to prevent this from ever happening again which is all-important.
History will judge us by our commitment to a just society governed by law and the willingness to face an ugly truth and say 'never again', there may never be the right time to release this report. ... But this report is too important to shelve indefinitely.
The contractors provided the official evaluation of whether the detainees' psychological state allowed for the continued use of the enhanced techniques even for some detainees they themselves were interrogating.
Found on Reuters 8 years ago
We have to get this report out, anybody who reads this is going to never let this happen again.
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