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  • Joe Biden Reportedly Involved in Controversial Early Stages of 2016 Russia Probe

    05/24/2019 1:10:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 May 20193,857 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK — Former Vice President Joe Biden was reportedly one of the few Obama administration officials who participated in secretive meetings during the early stages of the Obama-era intelligence community’s initial operations regarding suspected Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. The number of Obama administration officials who were allowed access to the Russia intelligence was also highly limited, The Post reported. At first only four senior officials were involved, and not Biden. Those officials were CIA Directir John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and then-FBI Director James Comey. Their aides were all...
  • It's Not All About the Bidens: Why Trump Has Ukraine on the Brain

    10/07/2019 7:27:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | OCTOBER 07, 2019 | Lee Smith, RealClearInvestigations
    In February 2017, the Washington Post’s Miller had the lead byline on a story based on leaks of Trump’s conversations with Australia’s prime minister and Mexico’s president. Six months later, the Post published the entire transcripts of both conversations in another Miller story. It was through such national security correspondents that anti-Trump sources -- intelligence officials -- pushed leaks of classified information and other tidbits intended to damage Trump into the media. There it merged with other anti-Trump currents in nearly every corner of the press, where it blossomed into Russiagate. After a nearly two-year investigation, the special counsel found...
  • Obama engaged Ukraine to give the Russian collusion narrative an early boost (and 2016 Hillary)

    10/05/2019 2:54:47 AM PDT · by Liz · 53 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/25/19 07 | JOHN SOLOMON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    As Donald Trump began his meteoric rise to the presidency, the Obama White House summoned Ukrainian authorities to Washington to coordinate ongoing anti-corruption efforts inside Russia’s most critical neighbor. The January 2016 gathering, confirmed by multiple participants and contemporaneous memos, brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face to face with members of former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), FBI, State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ). The agenda suggested the purpose was training and coordination. But Ukrainian participants said it didn’t take long — during the meetings and afterward — to realize the Americans’ objectives included...
  • Jury Takes Over in Case of Ex-Flynn Business Partner

    07/23/2019 5:54:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 22, 2019 | Tim Ryan
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CN) – The case against a business associate of former national security adviser Michael Flynn went to the jury Monday, which will determine whether he illegally lobbied at the direction of Turkey without telling the federal government. During closing arguments Monday, prosecutors said 66-year-old Bijan Rafiekian tried to carefully mask who was behind a project he and Flynn worked on that aimed to discredit Fethullah Gulen, a cleric Turkish President Recep Erdogan has blamed for a 2016 failed coup against him. “They tried to subvert the American process so Erdogan could get his hands on Gulen,” U.S. Attorney...
  • Trump campaign aide socialized with alleged Russian agent during 2016 campaign

    08/03/2018 6:57:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/03/18 | Justin Wise
    The Russian woman who was indicted on charges of acting as an unregistered agent of Moscow reportedly socialized with an associate of then-candidate Donald Trump's during the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign. Citing documents and testimony that was provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee and later described to the newspaper, The Washington Post reported Friday that Maria Butina had many interactions with former Trump campaign aide, J.D. Gordon, over email. Gordon served as the Trump campaign's director of national security for six months until departing in August 2016 for a role on Trump's transition team. The Post reported...
  • Clinton State Department IT Official John Bentel Takes Fifth Amendment During Judicial Watch Dep...

    10/24/2016 10:46:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 24, 2016
    Full title: Clinton State Department IT Official John Bentel Takes Fifth Amendment During Judicial Watch Deposition (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that another witness in the Clinton email matter asserted his Fifth Amendment rights during a Judicial Watch deposition today. The deposition of John Bentel, the State Department’s former Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat (“S/ES-IRM”), was ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. S/ES-IRM is the office that handles information technology for the Office of the Secretary. Mr. Bentel answered over 90 questions with “On advice from my legal counsel, I decline...
  • Obama & Rice Asked Brits to Spy on Trump

    02/14/2018 6:48:33 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 95 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Feb 14, 2018 | The Still Report
    Synopsis: This is certainly one of THE most important stories I've ever done. Within the last hour we received what appears to be an official British TOP SECRET signals intelligence document dated Nov. 17, 2016, showing that President Obama and his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice were the ones who first requested electronic spying on the candidate Donald Trump, just 7 days after Trump won the Republican nomination in late August, 2016. The secret document, which has no redactions, was sent by Robert Hannigan, the Director of GCHQ, to Boris Johnson, the British Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth...
  • Secret texts cast light on UK's early role in Trump-Russia inquiry

    07/30/2019 9:01:27 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 55 replies
    Two of the most senior intelligence officials in the US and UK privately shared concerns about “our strange situation” as the FBI launched its 2016 investigation into whether Donald Trump’s campaign was colluding with Russia, the Guardian has learned. Text messages between Andrew McCabe, the deputy director of the FBI at the time, and Jeremy Fleming, his then counterpart at MI5, now the head of GCHQ, also reveal their mutual surprise at the result of the EU referendum, which some US officials regarded as a “wake-up call”, according to a person familiar with the matter. While Russia had previously been...
  • FLASHBACK: Video Of Tlaib Interrupting Trump Speech In 2016 Resurfaces. And We Know Her Motives.

    07/20/2019 6:04:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    An August 2016 video of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) being escorted out of then-candidate Donald Trump's speech has resurfaced on social media. The video shows security cards removing Tlaib from the speech after interrupting the Republican nominee. "You guys are crazy!" Tlaib yells at people in the audience. It turns out Tlaib penned an opinion piece in the Detroit Free Press after the disruption took place to explain her actions. According to Tlaib, she felt compelled to disrupt Trump because of his "hate-filled rhetoric and tactics." She and 12 other women made a commotion during Trump's speech to the Detroit...
  • 'I am legally married to one and culturally to another': How Ilhan Omar desperately (trunc)

    07/18/2019 9:06:22 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 135 replies
    daily mail ^ | 7/18/19 | THE SPECTATOR USA'S COCKBURN COLUMNIST
    'I'm not legally married to two people, but I am legally married to one and culturally married to another.' That's how Ilhan Omar's campaign spokesman Ben Goldfarb summarized Omar's conjugal arrangements in an email in August 2016, when Omar was running for Congress and her advisers were trying to stifle allegations of double marriage — with a man alleged to be her brother.
  • Strzok-Page texts debated whether to share details with DOJ on key London meeting in 2016

    07/03/2019 10:45:19 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/3/2019 | Catherine Herridge
    Text messages between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page debating how much information to share with the Justice Department about a London meeting -- days after the bureau opened its initial Russia investigation -- are drawing fresh scrutiny as alleged surveillance abuse and the probe’s origins are investigated by three separate probes, Fox News has learned. On Aug. 3, 2016, Strzok wrote, "I think we need to consider the lines of what we disclose to DOJ. For example, the last stipulation notes we will not disclose [the] identifies outside the FBI. I think you might argue the unauthorized...
  • Key figure that Mueller report linked to Russia was a State Department intel source

    06/06/2019 6:16:03 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/19 | John Solomon
    In a key finding of the Mueller report, Ukrainian businessman Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked for Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is tied to Russian intelligence. But hundreds of pages of government documents — which Mueller possessed since 2018 — describe Kilimnik as a “sensitive” intelligence source for the U.S. State Department who informed on Ukrainian and Russian matters. Why special counsel Robert Mueller’s team omitted that part of the Kilimnik narrative from their report and related court filings is not known. But the revelation of it comes as the accuracy of Mueller’s Russia conclusions face increased scrutiny. The incomplete portrayal...
  • New Strzok-Page Emails Reveal at Least FOUR FBI 302 Reports Related to Hillary Clinton’s Investigati

    06/03/2019 6:26:09 PM PDT · by bitt · 54 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/3/2019 | Christina Laila
    Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Monday it received 218 pages of Strzok-Page emails which show FBI counsel James Baker instructing FBI officials to expedite the release of FBI probe material to Hillary Clinton’s lawyer in August of 2016. Hillary’s lawyer, David Kendall and FBI counsel James Baker discussed quickly obtaining the “302” report of the FBI/DOJ interview of Clinton. FD-302 reports are notes FBI officials take to summarize interviews they conduct with an individual. The Strzok-Page emails also show the FBI failed to document at least four interviews of witnesses in the Clinton email probe. Remember, this was happening...
  • Judicial Watch: New Strzok-Page Emails Reveal FBI Gave Special Treatment To Hillary Clinton’s...

    06/05/2019 7:05:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 03 June 2019 | Judicial Watch
    FULL TITLE: Judicial Watch: New Strzok-Page Emails Reveal FBI Gave Special Treatment To Hillary Clinton’s Demands For Email Investigation Information Just Before Election (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received 218 pages of disgraced former FBI officials Peter Strzok-Lisa Page emails which show then-FBI General Counsel James Baker instructing FBI officials to expedite the release of FBI investigative material to Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall in August 2016. Kendall and the FBI’s top lawyer discussed specifically quickly obtaining the “302” report of the FBI/DOJ interview of Mrs. Clinton. The emails also show the FBI failed to document at...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Obtained Bogus Trump-Russia Alfa Bank FISA Warrant After They Learned the Entire

    05/27/2019 10:25:00 PM PDT · by bitt · 62 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/27/2019 | Joe Hoft
    Obama’s Deep State FBI obtained a FISA warrant to spy on Trump Tower based on information that Russian Alfa Bank was interacting with candidate Trump. However, we now know the corrupt FBI knew the entire story was a lie and yet they withheld this information from the court. As we reported in April 2019, the Alfa Bank hoax all started in June, 2016. After news broke that the Democratic National Committee had been hacked, a group of prominent computer scientists went on attack. The group of individuals, led by a Hillary supporter whom the Obama Administration had provided a grant,...
  • John Brennan's prized Russia informant abruptly said to be imperiled by Barr's new power

    05/25/2019 5:28:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 5/25/2019 | daniel Chaitin
    The need for secrecy was so great that CIA Director John Brennan hand-delivered information from a critical informant close to Russian President Vladimir Putin in an envelope to President Barack Obama in August 2016. Now, one day after President Trump gave Attorney General William Barr "full and complete authority to declassify information" related to the origins of the federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, the New York Times reports this source is in jeopardy. The declassification order, celebrated by GOP allies and derided by Democrats as a "plot to dirty up the intelligence community," could...
  • Spygate: Obama Admin Cut Situation Room’s Video Feed During Meetings on Russia Investigation

    05/21/2019 5:15:24 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2019 | Aaron Klein
    Barr stated: "The thing that’s interesting about this is that this was handled at a very senior level of these departments. It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counterintelligence activities are conducted. It was sort of an ad hoc, small group — and most of these people are no longer with the FBI or the CIA or the other agencies involved." They worked exclusively for two groups of “customers,” officials said. The first was Obama and fewer than 14 senior officials in government. The second was a team of operations specialists at the CIA, NSA and FBI...
  • FBI Official’s Testimony Raises New Questions about Surveillance of Trump Campaign

    05/03/2019 7:53:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/3/2019 | eric felton
    Deputy assistant director Jonathan Moffa’s testimony, which has been obtained exclusively by National Review, suggests there was more going on than has yet been admitted. The deputy assistant director at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jonathan Moffa, was involved with the Russia–Trump investigation from the start. He was asked, in a closed-door Capitol Hill interview on August 24, 2018, to describe his role: “I was the section chief over counterintelligence analysis during the period of the election,” Moffa told lawmakers and staff. “And as a result, I had analysts who reported to me who supported the full range of the...
  • Collusion? Russians Gave $35 Million To Company With John Podesta On Board (Hillary's Campaign)

    04/03/2019 6:52:53 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-3-2019 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, John Podesta, played a central role in another potential Russian collusion scandal that has not yet been investigated. Podesta, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, served on the board of Joule Unlimited, a now defunct alternative energy company, from January 2011 to January 2014. He resigned from the company’s board to accept the powerful job of Counselor to President Barack Obama. During Podesta’s tenure on the board of Joule Unlimited, a significant investment in the company by a firm owned by the Russian government escaped review and scrutiny by the Committee on...
  • EXCLUSIVE:‘Insurance Policy’ Text Was About Whether To ‘Burn Longstanding Sources’

    02/22/2019 3:06:45 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/22/2019 | Chuck Ross
    Full title EXCLUSIVE: Disgraced FBI Officials Claimed ‘Insurance Policy’ Text Was About Whether To ‘Burn Longstanding Sources’ Peter Strzok and Lisa Page told Congress that a text they exchanged referring to an “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency was a reference to a discussion about potentially “burning” a longtime FBI source in the event of an aggressive investigation of the Trump campaign. Page described the unnamed source as “sensitive and reliable.” Strzok said the source was “very sensitive.” Both told lawmakers that they and FBI officials were concerned that ramping up an investigation of the Trump campaign might expose the...