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  • NOTES ON THE INDICTMENT

    02/17/2018 11:03:21 AM PST · by Oklahoma · 7 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2018 | Scott Johnson
    As the Wall Street Journal observes in the related editorial today (behind the Journal’s paywall): “The 37-page indictment contains no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, but it does show a systematic effort to discredit the result of the 2016 election. On the evidence so far, President Trump has been the biggest victim of that effort, and he ought to be furious at Vladimir Putin.” The Journal editorial asks a good question: “The indictment also makes us wonder what the Obama Administration was doing amid all of this. Where were top Obama spooks James Clapper and John...
  • Someone’s Doing The DOJ and FBI Interrogations and It’s Not Congress

    02/14/2018 7:17:40 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 91 replies
    On a Monday night (February 12th, 2018) episode of Tucker Carlson a democrat member of the House Intelligence committee said something interesting that almost everyone missed. Appearing on the show to joust with Tucker, HPSCI member Eric Swalwell stated: “the House Intel Committee has not interviewed a single witness in over a month”. [Video Here, quote @03:47] This statement is rather enlightening. A month earlier, January 4th, 2018, an agreement was finally made between House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and DOJ Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for complete disclosure of all unreadacted documents.....AND a list of witnesses who Nunes...
  • Ted Cruz signals fight over Trump diplomat pick who spread 'tinfoil hat' conspiracy theories

    02/10/2018 11:13:20 AM PST · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    Dallas News ^ | February 8, 2018 | Todd J. Gillman, Washington Bureau Chief Connect with Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz signaled a bruising fight Thursday if the White House pushes ahead with the nominee for a coveted Caribbean diplomatic post who spread unfounded conspiracy theories about him during the 2016 campaign. As an ardent cheerleader for Donald Trump, beauty supply executive Leandro Rizzuto Jr. used Twitter to promote an unsubstantiated allegation that Cruz cheated on his wife, and other claims that Heidi Cruz herself was part of a cabal seeking to unite North America under one government. "I don't know the fellow. He seems to have unusual views," Cruz said Thursday through an aide. "I...
  • Nunes: FBI Should Have Opened Investigation of Clinton Campaign When It Received Dossier

    02/06/2018 6:35:28 PM PST · by bitt · 61 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/6/2018 | ADMIN
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said the FBI should have opened a counterintelligence investigation of Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016. On "Hannity," Nunes discussed Republicans' controversial memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI, explaining the "clear link to Russia" which led to a FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page. He said the Clinton campaign hired a law firm, which hired Fusion GPS, which then hired "foreign agent" Christoper Steele to dig up dirt via Russians on Donald Trump. The resulting dossier was then used to obtain the surveillance warrant. "It seems like the counterintelligence investigation should have been opened...
  • Bret Baier Interviews Rep. Devin Nunes on the House Intel Memo

    02/02/2018 11:54:18 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 54 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | 2/2/18 | staff
    Nunes characterized Democrats on the committee as dishonest actors who are not interested in the truth. “They know they’re not being honest actors, and I get tired of playing wack-a-mole everyday with the Democrats on this committee who never wanted to start this investigation in the first place,” he said, later adding: “These guys tell so many lies you can’t keep track of them.” “The FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016,” he said. “That’s what happened. And then they got a warrant on someone in the Trump campaign using opposition research paid...
  • Carter Page to update his lawsuits against the press after Nunes memo release

    02/02/2018 8:52:50 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 2, 2018 | Kelly Cohen
    Former Trump campaign aide Carter Page said Friday he will be updating his slander lawsuits against various news organizations in light of the release of the Nunes memo, and hailed the release of that memo as a way to "repair" U.S. democracy. In a statement to the Washington Examiner, Page he is looking forward updating his “pending legal action in opposition," but wasn't more specific. Page’s remarks were in response to the release of a classified and controversial memo that shows the so-called Steele dossier formed an essential part of the initial and all three renewal Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act...
  • Nunes Statement on FBI, DOJ Objections to Release of HPSCI Memo

    01/31/2018 12:52:48 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 263 replies
    House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement today: “Having stonewalled Congress’ demands for information for nearly a year, it’s no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ issue spurious objections to allowing the American people to see information related to surveillance abuses at these agencies. The FBI is intimately familiar with ‘material omissions’ with respect to their presentations to both Congress and the courts, and they are welcome to make public, to the greatest extent possible, all the information they have on these abuses. Regardless, it’s clear that top officials used unverified information in...
  • In ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Text, Peter Strzok Expressed ‘Concern’ About Joining Mueller Team

    01/23/2018 8:27:41 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Chuck Ross
    The FBI’s top agent on the Trump-Russia investigation sent a text message last year that one top Republican senator says suggests he saw no evidence of Trump campaign collusion. The text message, which was sent by Peter Strzok, is “jaw-dropping,” Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said in a radio interview on Tuesday. In an interview with WISN-Milwaukee radio host Jay Weber, Johnson read aloud a May 19, 2017 text that Strzok sent to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer and his mistress. Strzok wrote: “You and I both know the odds...
  • VANITY: Veiled Threat, Hoax or Phishing Scam? (Twitter Letter)

    01/19/2018 6:21:54 PM PST · by ak267 · 47 replies
    Twitter? | 1-19-2018 | ak267
    Just received an email from Twitter (see below) about "banning Russian propaganda" accounts. Not sure if this is legit, a hoax or phishing scam. Has anyone else received this email? I have not clicked on any links about a "blog". If this is legit, I sense a veiled threat when they mention that I've either visited, liked or retweeted these supposed "Russian tweets". It's as though they've "put me on notice" and they're documenting people.
  • BREAKING: Nellie Ohr, Wife of Demoted Justice Official ...[tr] Also Worked for CIA

    12/11/2017 9:53:58 PM PST · by Enchante · 130 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 11, 2017 | Kristinn Taylor
    Nellie Ohr, the wife of demoted Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr, who worked at Fusion GPS last year when the firm was working for the Clinton presidential campaign compiling the controversial anti-Trump Russian dossier, is listed as working for the CIA’s Open Source Works department in a 2010 DOJ report. The report lists Nellie and Bruce Ohr as expert participants along with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson. Bruce Ohr met secretly with Simpson last year, as well as dossier author Christopher Steele, according to a Fox News report last week. Fox News’ James Rosen broke the exclusive news on...
  • 2016 CRE outbreak in Kentucky highlights need for vigilance

    01/06/2018 8:18:18 PM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    CIDRAP.umm.edu ^ | 1/4/2018 | Chris Dall
    A report today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a small outbreak of carbapenemase-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CP-CRE) at a Kentucky hospital in 2016 highlights multiple introduction of the worrisome pathogen in a rural facility and demonstrates the possible role of cleaning equipment. The investigation by physicians and epidemiologists from the CDC and the Kentucky Department of Health, appearing today in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), describes an outbreak that started on Aug 11, 2016, when two Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing isolates from clinical cultures were reported from patients in a small community hospital...
  • Abedin Forwarded State Passwords To Yahoo Before It Was Hacked By Foreign Agents

    01/01/2018 10:40:20 PM PST · by bitt · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/1/2018 | luke rosiak
    Huma Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails, including passwords to government systems, to her personal Yahoo email account before every single Yahoo account was hacked, a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of emails released as part of a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch shows. Abedin, the top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, used her insecure personal email provider to conduct sensitive work. This guarantees that an account with high-level correspondence in Clinton’s State Department was impacted by one or more of a series of breaches — at least one of which was perpetrated by a “state-sponsored actor.”...
  • From the Carlos Danger files

    12/31/2017 3:05:55 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 31,2017 | Paul Mirengoff
    But this argument, never a strong one, doesn’t apply to at least four of the documents that Abedin shuffled over to her husband’s computer. In addition, as Jazz Shaw points out, by sending this material to Weiner, Abedin put it outside the reach of the government. Shaw also raises the question of whether Abedin lied to the FBI during its investigation: [B]oth Abedin and Cheryl Mills were called in by the FBI and told them that they didn’t even know about the existence of the secret server. And that was in 2016. But here we have evidence from 2010 of...
  • FBI clears Clinton -- again (flashback)

    12/31/2017 3:34:41 PM PST · by MNDude · 22 replies
    New emails were mostly personal and duplicates of what had already been seen AG backed Comey's move Sunday (CNN) FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday the agency hasn't changed its opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of new emails. "Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July," Comey wrote in the new letter to congressional committee chairmen. Comey dropped a bombshell on the presidential race last month when he sent a letter to Congress saying the FBI had discovered emails in a separate investigation that could...
  • A Counterintelligence Timeline With a Bill Priestap and James Comey Reminder…

    12/24/2017 3:32:54 AM PST · by smileyface · 55 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 23, 2017 | Sundance
    ...On March 20th 2017 congressional testimony, James Comey was asked why the FBI Director did not inform congressional oversight about the counterintelligence operation that began in July 2016. FBI Director Comey said he did not tell congressional oversight he was investigating presidential candidate Donald Trump because the Director of Counterintelligence suggested he not do so. *Very important detail.* I cannot emphasize this enough. *VERY* important detail. Again, notice how Comey doesn’t use Priestap’s actual name, but refers to his position and title. Again, watch [Prompted]...
  • McCabe to leave FBI in coming months: report

    12/23/2017 11:47:56 AM PST · by bitt · 125 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/2017 | max greenwood
    McCabe to leave FBI in coming months: report FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is planning to retire in the coming months amid accusations of partisanship and bias within the law enforcement agency. The Washington Post reported Saturday that McCabe plans to step down in a few months when he is fully eligible for pension benefits. That is expected to happen in early March. McCabe has weathered GOP criticism of the FBI for over a year, with Republicans questioning the agency's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and, more recently, the probe into possible...
  • Sessions needs to stop the misuse of intelligence for politics

    12/17/2017 9:39:11 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 126 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    In hindsight, the most important thing said this year came on Jan. 3. Chuck Schumer, leader of Senate Democrats, warned President-elect Trump he would pay a price for disputing intelligence officials’ findings of Russian meddling. “Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer ­declared. Schumer was right about a vendetta, but wrong about timing. It’s now clear that intelligence officials already had started “getting back” at the next commander in chief. They started in the summer of 2016. In early August, Mike Morell, who was...
  • Fusion GPS admits DOJ official's wife Nellie Ohr hired to probe Trump

    12/13/2017 5:30:00 PM PST · by Enchante · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 13, 2017 | Jake Gibson
    A co-founder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS acknowledged in a new court document that his company hired the wife of a senior Justice Department official to help investigate then-candidate Donald Trump last year. The confirmation from Glenn Simpson came in a signed declaration filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and provided a fuller picture of the nature of Nellie Ohr’s work – after Fox News first reported on her connection to Fusion GPS. Her husband, Bruce Ohr, was demoted at the DOJ last week for concealing his meetings with the same company, which commissioned the anti-Trump...
  • ‘We Can’t Take That Risk’ — FBI Officials Discussed ‘Insurance Policy’ Against Trump Presidency

    12/13/2017 4:49:37 AM PST · by EVO X · 182 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Two FBI officials who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation exchanged text messages last year in which they appear to have discussed ways to prevent Donald Trump from being elected president. “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok wrote in a cryptic text message to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer and his mistress. “It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok wrote...
  • Case Closed: FBI says Sessions didn't have to reveal Russia talks

    12/08/2017 4:38:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    The FBI has put to bed a controversy whipped up by liberal critics of Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his contacts with foreign officials including Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign. An FBI email released through the Freedom of Information Act said that Sessions had no obligation to reveal any contacts with foreign officials unless he “developed personal relationships” with them. AD 00:11 / 00:15 Al Franken should skip the ethics probe and resign over sexual misconduct Watch Full Screen The bottom line: His two contacts with Kislyak in 2016 did not have to be revealed to...