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  • Web of informant contacts with Trump campaign expands, fueling GOP pressure on FBI

    05/22/2018 1:45:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Revelations that an FBI informant was in contact with members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election have opened the door to a cascade of new details about those communications, emboldening Republican demands for a full accounting of how the Russia investigation began. “If they had spies in my campaign ... for political purposes, that would be unprecedented,” President Trump said during an Oval Office meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Tuesday, calling it a “disgrace.” “I hope there weren’t,” Trump added. “[If there were], it would make every political event ever before look like small potatoes.”...
  • Feds: #Resistance Icons Ran ‘Ponzi Scheme’ Clearinghouse

    05/22/2018 9:15:16 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05.22.18 9:43 AM ET | LACHLAN MARKAY
    In late 2016, federal agents showed up at the Fort Myers, Florida, homes of brothers Brian and Edward Krassenstein, seizing computers and financial records, and hauling off with “at least 20 to 30 bundles of stuff.” At the time, the story was just a notable blip on local media’s crime blotter. But in the two years since, the Krassensteins have become more than a pair of local businessmen. They’re now prominent members of the online anti-Trump “resistance.” According to the feds, they also, until recently, ran websites that propped up fraudulent online financial scams. Law-enforcement officials last year seized nearly...
  • Unfair Game: How Trump Won

    05/21/2018 7:59:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | May 21, 2018
    More than a year after the election of US President Donald Trump, there are still some questions about how this controversial figure managed to become the most powerful man in the world. While he lost the popular vote to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by three million votes, he took Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania by a total of 77,000 votes - three key states that carried him to victory. The spread of fake news disrupted mainstream media and a lack of regard for the truth became more apparent than in any other US presidential campaign. According to Politifact, an independent fact-checking...
  • Hillary Clinton is still making Democrats pay for 2016

    05/20/2018 4:06:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/18/18
    Hillary Clinton headlined her first post-2016 fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee this week, which should help the DNC pay its bills to . . . her. Clinton, you see, is insisting the Democratic Party pay her group, Onward Together, $1.65 million for access to the Hillary for America email list, voter data and software from the 2016 campaign. And that, The Intercept reports, is on top of the more than $700,000 the DNC has already paid to rent the list. Indeed, the Republican National Committee notes (meow!) that Clinton only did this first fundraiser after the DNC stopped its payments to...
  • House Intelligence Committee Investigation Turns to John Kerry, State Department

    03/06/2018 6:41:22 PM PST · by bitt · 69 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 3/6/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    he House Select Committee on Intelligence is now investigating former Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s possible role into the unverified dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton Campaign, this reporter has learned. The dossier, assembled by a former British spy, laid the foundation for the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between President Trump and Russia and was the essential piece of evidence used by the FBI to get a warrant to spy on a former volunteer for the Trump campaign. For more than a month, the committee has been in its second phase of investigations...
  • Kimberley Strassel: Was Trump's 2016 campaign 'set up'?

    05/18/2018 9:48:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2018 | Kimberley Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes appeared on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, where he provided a potentially explosive hint at what’s driving his demand to see documents related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Trump-Russia probe. “If the campaign was somehow set up,” he told the hosts, “I think that would be a problem.” Or an understatement. Mr. Nunes is still getting stiff-armed by the Justice Department over his subpoena, but this week his efforts did force the stunning admission that the FBI had indeed spied on the Trump campaign. This came in the form of a Thursday New York...
  • Ties That Bind – Stefan Halper, Joseph Mifsud & Alexander Downer (& Papadopoulos)

    05/14/2018 2:12:59 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 23 replies
    Ties that bind ^ | 5/10/2018 | Jeff Carlson, CFA
    George Papadopoulos appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to British and/or U.S. Intelligence. Joseph Mifsud Alexander Downer Stefan Halper George Papadopoulos and Joseph Mifsud reportedly both worked at the London Centre of International Law Practice. Joseph Mifsud appears to have joined LCILP around November 2015. Papadopoulos appears to have joined LCILP sometime in late February or early March 2016 after leaving Ben Carson’s campaign. Per reports, Papadopoulos and Mifsud first met on March 14, 2016. The London Centre of International Law and Practice Limited (LCILP) is an odd institution. From their website: LCILP training emphasises the...
  • FBI probe into Trump and Russia was codenamed 'Crossfire Hurricane'

    05/16/2018 8:50:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/16/2018 | Josh Delk
    The FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia was originally known as "Crossfire Hurricane" before it was widely known to the public and even the bureau itself, officials told The New York Times. The case, named after a Rolling Stones lyric, was used by only the small group of agents sent to interview the Australian ambassador to the United Kingdom, who had evidence of possible collusion between Russia and a Trump adviser. Five agents embarked to London in the summer of 2016 for a rare interview with the diplomat after deliberations between American and Australian officials, where they...
  • The End of Trump Won't Be the End of Trumpism

    05/16/2018 7:18:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 15, 2018 | Emma Green
    A new book—tweeted out by the president himself—argues that America is in the midst of a populist realignment. For two years, the American media has been stuck in the movie Groundhog Day, replaying the 2016 election over and over in the hopes of extracting some new insight about an outcome it didn’t see coming. While some of this work comes from an earnest place—national reporters sense they got the story wrong, and now they’ve been to the heartland to see what they missed—in aggregate, they’re easily caricatured: the Trump voter as blue-collar Baby Boomer, out of a manufacturing job, a...
  • My new favorite map shows how Trump redrew our political boundaries

    05/11/2018 6:30:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2018 | Aaron Blake
    President Trump hasn't just rewritten the political rule book; he has also redrawn the political map. While plenty like to complain about how the polls got the 2016 election wrong, they got it wrong in only one region of the country: along the Rust Belt and into the Upper Midwest. And that's where Trump pulled out his narrow victory. We and plenty of others have been somewhat consumed with how that shift came about and whether it represents a fundamental realignment in American politics. But I still don't think people realize how big a shift it was or where exactly...
  • House Democrats release thousands of Russian-linked Facebook ads

    05/10/2018 10:30:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 10, 2018 | Benjamin Siegel
    Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released copies of Facebook ads created by a Russian company with ties to the Kremlin Thursday, providing the most comprehensive picture to date of the Russian campaign to use hot-button social and political issues to target Americans during the 2016 presidential election. Lawmakers released roughly 3,000 ads from Facebook and Instagram in an effort to follow through on a commitment made by committee leaders last fall when lawmakers held hearings about the Russian social influence campaign. At the time, the panel released a small sampling of the ads produced by the Internet Research Agency,...
  • Hack of U.S. securities regulator rattles investors, stirs doubts

    09/21/2017 10:48:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Sarah N. Lynch, Jonathan Spicer
    Wall Street’s top regulator faced questions on Thursday about its defenses against cyber criminals after admitting hackers breached its electronic database of corporate announcements and may have used it for insider trading. The incursion at the Securities and Exchange Commission struck at the heart of the U.S. financial system. The SEC’s EDGAR filing system is the central repository for market-moving information on corporate America with millions of filings ranging from quarterly earnings to statements on acquisitions. Accessing documents before they are released publicly would offer hackers a lucrative opportunity to trade on that information. The SEC has said it was...
  • Comey Believes President Hillary Wouldn't Have Fired Him

    05/03/2018 12:34:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 2, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Aside from everything else, Comey may have been the single dumbest man to hold the Hoover chair. Axios’ Mike Allen spoke with the former FBI Director and asked him directly if the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate should’ve been charged with a crime. Comey said, “No.” Though if you ask him next Wednesday, that answer may change. Allen asked Comey if he wishes Clinton won. Comey thought for a second and said, “That’s not one I’m gonna answer, I don’t think.” That's an answer. Also a double negative....
  • Is A Former Feinstein Staffer Running Fusion GPS’s Post-Election Steele Dossier Operation?

    02/20/2018 2:15:27 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2018 | Sean Davis
    New evidence suggests that a former top staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) may be directing the post-election efforts of Fusion GPS, a Democrat-linked political opposition research firm, to vindicate a series of memos alleging illegal collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials
  • NOT-SO-SHOCKING REVELATION: The Clinton campaign laundered millions during the election

    04/30/2018 9:31:49 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Glenn Beck Program ^ | Glenn Beck Posted on Friday, Apr 27, 2018
    How’s this for a headline that you, along with the rest of America, may have missed? “The Hillary Clinton campaign effectively laundered $84 million during the 2016 election.” At least that’s the allegation made in a lawsuit filed in a DC federal court last week by a group called the “Committee to Defend the President.” If you haven’t heard of this, it’s probably because last week’s priority lawsuit was the one filed by Democrats against the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks and Russia. But, to be fair, it’s hard to squeeze in potentially bombshell news about Hillary Clinton’s campaign corruption with so...
  • ‘Could he actually win?’ Dave Eggers at a Donald Trump rally (2016 flashback)

    04/30/2018 2:44:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 17, 2016 | Dave Eggers
    Is this the most dangerous campaign in history, or a surreal comedy act, playing to a crowd laughing too hard to listen? The US writer spends a day at a presidential rally I spent five hours at the Donald Trump rally in Sacramento, California, on 1 June. I spoke to and overheard dozens of the rally’s attendees, not as a journalist but as one ticketholder to another – I was dressed in jeans, workboots and wore a Nascar hat – and found every last one of the attendees to be genial, polite and, with a few notable exceptions, their opinions...
  • When Rick Monday Saved The American Flag From Being Burned At Dodger Stadium

    04/25/2018 9:30:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    Vice Sports ^ | 04/25/2016 | David Davis
    Forty years ago, a man and a child tried to burn a flag on the field at Dodger Stadium, and were thwarted by an ex-Marine outfielder. It's not as simple as it looks. On April 25, 1976, on a hazy Sunday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs were playing the final game of a meaningless early-season series at Dodger Stadium when, quite suddenly, one person and then another ran onto the field. It was the bottom of the fourth inning, and Ted Sizemore was at bat. Cubs centerfielder Rick Monday had experience dealing with streakers, drunks, and other...
  • Hillary Clinton ‘in f***-laden Trump tirade during mock debate’

    04/24/2018 6:00:45 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 117 replies
    The Week (U.K.) ^ | 4/24/2018 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton launched into a “f***-laced fusillade” during a practice session for her televised debate with Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2016 election, according to a journalist who followed her 2016 presidential bid. In her new book, Chasing Hillary, New York Times journalist Amy Chozick, who covered Clinton’s political career for a decade, sheds light on the inner workings of a campaign which ended in shocking defeat. In one passage, she describes a practice debate in which Clinton reportedly cried “You want authentic, here it is!”, followed by “a f***-laced fusillade about what a ‘disgusting’ human being Trump...
  • 'Relentlessly Negative': Hillary Blasts 2016 Media Coverage for 'Opening Door to Charlatans'

    04/23/2018 11:35:22 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 95 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 4/23/2018 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton took some more jabs at the media on Sunday, blaming negative coverage for playing a role in her loss in 2016. Clinton made her comments at the Pen America World Voices Festival and said that during her campaign, "the mainstream political coverage was influenced by the right-wing media ecosystem." She pointed to a "false equivalency" in the media's coverage, originally noted by Harvard University professor Thomas Patterson. Clinton also said that negative news imparted by election coverage "has had a leveling effect that opens the doors to charlatans."(snip) Clinton also said that media coverage has been more "straightforward"...
  • Map reveals the largest ethnic and religious group 'in every US County'...................

    04/21/2018 6:39:44 PM PDT · by caww · 113 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 4/20/2018 | created by Reddit user delugetheory
    combines 2016 Census data on ethnicity with 2010 data on religion from the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. It does not include atheism or no religion, and only shows pluralities, meaning the group shown may not be an absolute majority in the county. The county-level data shows intriguing patterns across the US.