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  • Former CIA Director Regrets How Intel Agencies Treated Trump

    12/11/2017 7:23:33 PM PST · by Red Steel · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell thinks that intelligence agencies were too harsh to Trump during the campaign and presidential transition, according to an interview released Monday. Morell, who left the CIA in 2013 after serving as its acting director twice, endorsed Hillary Clinton in an August 2016 New York Times op-ed. Politico’s Susan Glassner asked Morell if getting involved was a mistake and the former CIA official said that it wasn’t, but that “there were downsides to it that I didn’t think about at the time.” “I was concerned about what is the impact it would have on the...
  • Fusion GPS tried to tie Trump to Clinton’s pedophile pal Epstein as part of smear campaign

    12/10/2017 3:41:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm whose Democrat-financed Russia dossier fueled an FBI investigation into Donald Trump, pitched other stories about the Republican presidential candidate to Washington reporters, including an attempt to tie him to a convicted pedophile who was once buddies with former President Bill Clinton. Journalist sources told The Washington Times that Fusion founder Glenn Simpson pushed the idea of a close relationship between Mr. Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting sex from an underage girl. The Trump-Epstein link appears purely social, far short of Mr. Clinton’s 20-plus plane rides on Epstein’s “Lolita...
  • You're Wrong: CNN Steps On A Rake With Donald Trump. Jr. Wikileaks Story

    12/08/2017 7:53:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | December 8, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Bombshell! Wikileaks, which liberals describe as an agent of the Russians, gave Donald Trump Jr. foreknowledge of the thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election—and had given him the decryption key for the documents. CNN dropped this report earlier today [emhasis mine]: Candidate Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and others in the Trump Organization received an email in September 2016 offering a decryption key and website address for hacked WikiLeaks documents, according to an email provided to congressional investigators.The September 4 email was sent during the final stretch of the 2016 presidential race...
  • Justice Official Demoted as House Investigators Subpoena Records of His Fusion GPS Meetings

    12/07/2017 3:49:20 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 7, 2017 | Kristina Wong
    A senior Justice Department official was demoted on Wednesday amid an ongoing House intelligence committee investigation into his contacts with Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the Trump dossier, according to Fox News. Bruce G. Ohr, who was until Wednesday associate deputy attorney general, met during the 2016 campaign with the author of the dossier, Christopher Steele, according to evidence obtained by committee investigators. Ohr also met “shortly after” the election with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, investigators also found. Congressional sources told Fox News that Simpson and Ohr met sometime around Thanksgiving last year, when President-elect Trump was...
  • Feminist Writer: Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, And Mark Halperin

    12/05/2017 5:11:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Let’s start with a general baseline here: sexual harassment is unacceptable. The creeps have to go. Period. This is beyond dispute. As more and more women come forward detailing horrific stories of harassment and in some cases assault, the dominos are falling. Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, and Mark Halperin, fixtures of American political journalism and the morning shows have fallen after lurid and depraved tales of harassment came to light. Harvey Weinstein, the once top-Hollywood producer, was the first to fall in this reckoning that’s sweeping the world. Yet, there is some silver lining regarding the political angle of this;...
  • First look at special counsel Mueller’s expenses to give critics fresh ammo

    12/04/2017 11:34:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2017 | Andrea Noble
    Russia hacking probe this week to disclose bill to taxpayersSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller has locked in two guilty pleas and two criminal indictments in the seven months since he took over the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. But there’s one statistic he has yet to make public — the investigation’s cost. The special counsel is preparing to release a statement of expenditures in the coming days providing a first look at what the probe is costing taxpayers — and depending on how funds have been spent, the disclosures could open up the controversial probe to additional criticism....
  • Two senior FBI officials on Clinton, Trump probes exchanged texts disparaging Trump

    12/02/2017 1:28:28 PM PST · by John W · 40 replies
    Washington Post via Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | December 2, 2017 | Karoun Demirjian and Devlin Barrett
    WASHINGTON — The former top FBI official assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election was taken off that job this summer after his bosses discovered he and another member of Mueller's team had exchanged politically charged texts disparaging President Donald Trump and supportive of Hillary Clinton, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. Peter Strzok, as deputy head of counter-intelligence at the FBI, was a key player in the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server to do government work as Secretary of State, as well as the probe into...
  • Why General John Allen is Being Promoted In Commercials For Hillary Clinton…

    10/26/2016 6:39:01 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 32 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Oct 26, 2016 | Sundance
  • Peter Strzok & Lisa Page: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    12/03/2017 11:17:26 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 28 replies
    Heavy ^ | December 4, 2017 | staff
    Just one day after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. in the Russia investigation, reports have surfaced accusing a veteran investigator in the special probe of sending disparaging text messages regarding President Donald Trump. The investigator was removed from the probe a few months ago because of the potential of a political bias. The New York Times and The Washington Post both reported December 2 that Peter Strzok, a senior counterintelligence investigator at the F.B.I., was removed from the probe because several disparaging text messages indicated he wasn’t a fan of Trump and was possibly a Hillary...
  • Weekly Update: Deep State Russia Meddling Cover-Up

    12/02/2017 9:52:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 2, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    We Sue Office of Director of National Intelligence over Failure to Produce Legally Mandated Report on Russia’s Election Meddling Obama Vacations, Campaigning Cost Taxpayers New Total Over $114 Million New FBI Records Show FBI Leadership’s Conflicts of Interest on Clinton Email Investigation We Sue Office of Director of National Intelligence over Failure to Produce Legally Mandated Report on Russia’s Election Meddling We’re a year into the Trump Administration, and we’re still trying to get a grip on why the agencies that report to him continue to slow walk the release of information the public rightfully should have. The latest...
  • Hillary Clinton calls 2016 the first 'reality TV campaign' (she lost because she was too honest)

    11/22/2017 6:25:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 97 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2017 | Sally Persons
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said the 2016 campaign was the first "reality TV campaign," bringing its own unique set of challenges. "My opponent was the first reality TV candidate, and I was, for better or worse, the candidate of reality," Mrs. Clinton said in an interview that aired Wednesday on "The Hugh Hewitt Show." She said that running after a two-term president of the same party also brought its challenges in the campaign, adding it was hard to argue she was an agent of change when she supported much of former President Barack Obama's agenda. "If you are...
  • Hillary Clinton questions 'legitimacy' of Trump's victory in 2016 election

    11/17/2017 12:48:46 PM PST · by Innovative · 140 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 17, 2017 | Alex Pappas
    One year after losing the presidential race, 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is still questioning the “legitimacy” of President Trump’s victory, accusing Republicans of voter suppression tactics in swing states and Russians of influencing votes through a “disinformation campaign.” I think that there are lots of questions about its legitimacy,” Clinton said of the election during a video interview posted online Friday by the liberal Mother Jones website. Clinton lamented how “we don’t have a method for contesting” the election in the United States and called for an independent commission to “get to the bottom of what happened.”
  • Hold On: Fox News Reporter Cites The Missed Nuance In Trump's Remarks About Putin And 2016 Election

    11/13/2017 4:44:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 13, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, Donald Trump briefly spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Da Nang, Vietnam. He spoke about it with the White House Press Corps onboard Air Force One on the way to Hanoi. Of course, questions about Russian meddling: REPORTER: Did Russia’s attempts to meddle in U.S. elections come up in the conversation?TRUMP: He said he didn’t meddle. He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. But I just asked him again, and he said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not...
  • Joe Biden: Hillary Backers 'Would Stop at Nothing' Ex-VP Reveals He Feared Deeply Personal Campaign

    11/08/2017 2:14:33 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:32 EST, 8 November 2017 | Karen Ruiz
    In his new memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, Joe Biden reveals he did not want to be vice president after he was asked by Obama The former VP also details how he and his family were confident he could win the 2016 presidency, but Obama 'was almost certain' Hillary would be the nominee Biden had wrestled with the idea of running before and after the death of son Beau, who had encouraged him to enter the race for years He writes how in early 2015, months before Beau's death, Hillary Clinton was already preparing...
  • Anniversary Of Donald Trump's Presidential Win Has Protesters Screaming

    11/08/2017 9:52:07 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    KLCC ^ | November 7, 2017 | Brian Bull
    A year after his upset presidential victory, critics of Donald Trump took to the streets of Eugene today. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the protest went primal, fast. About 30 people with the group, Indivisible Eugene, gathered near the federal courthouse, to decry the GOP tax bill, Trump’s cabinet picks, and the President’s inaction on gun control following mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas. With real and paper megaphones at the ready, anti-Trump activists let loose with what’s called “primal scream therapy”…a way to release pent-up frustration. "AAAAAAAaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!” This went on…. “AAAAAaaaahhhh!!!” …a couple more times… “AAAAAaaaahh!!” Activists then...
  • 2016 Election Night Flashback — Top 14 Media Meltdowns

    11/08/2017 9:45:29 AM PST · by davikkm · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    On Election Night 2016, I was about 60 to 65 percent sure Hillary would win, and therefore emotionally preparing myself for all the hideous things that would come with such a thing — fascist Obamacare enshrined, further bake-the-cake mandates strangling my Christian faith, a more empowered central government, corruption galore, and a whole lot of Benghazis. The one great hope I clung to was Michigan. Something worth paying attention to had happened in that key state during the Democrat primary. The polls in Michigan were not just wrong, they were as wrong as wrong can be. By the time Election...
  • OMG! Donna Brazile Describes Hillary Clinton's Face Shortly Before She Fainted

    11/07/2017 9:23:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 7, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Donna Brazile was horrified by Hillary's physical appearance leading up to her fainting spell on 9/11, especially the way Clinton's face looked. Apparently not only did Hillary sound like death, she looked like it as well. Perhaps one of the most damaging and juicy tidbits Brazile has revealed is how severely ill Hillary Clinton was, (and still is) despite the media’s efforts to hide the truth. Donna Brazile's description of Hillary Clinton's face is very telling. Free Beacon reported: Brazile "noticed her face was puffy," "her skin looked pale and papery," and "her eyes were glazed." She approached Clinton about...
  • Brazile: I Found 'No Evidence' That Dem Primaries Were 'Rigged'

    11/05/2017 4:11:51 PM PST · by Hadean · 74 replies ^ | Nov. 5, 2017
    Donna Brazile, the former interim chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), on Sunday said she found no evidence “whatsoever” that the 2016 primary process was “rigged.” “I found no evidence, none whatsoever,” Brazile said on ABC News’ “This Week.” Brazile claimed the only thing she found “was this memorandum that prevented the DNC from running its own operation.” In a piece in Politico on Tuesday, Brazile accused Hillary Clinton’s campaign of exerting improper financial and decision-making control over the DNC before she won the party’s nomination. Asked on Sunday to comment on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) claim that the 2016 Democratic primary was rigged for Clinton,...
  • Donna Brazile: People Who Want Me to ‘Shut Up’ Can ‘Go to Hell’

    11/05/2017 11:12:27 AM PST · by Hadean · 79 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov. 5, 2017 | Daniella Silva
    Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile responded to pushback against the in her forthcoming book about the Democratic Party, telling her critics to "go to hell." "For those who are telling me to shut up, they told Hillary that a couple of months ago, you know what I tell them, 'Go to hell.' I’m going to tell my story," she said on ABC "This Week" on Sunday. “Because this is a story of a young girl who started in American politics at the age of 9, who continues to fight each and every week of her life,” she...
  • Donna Brazile Considered Replacing Clinton with Biden, Describes an "Odor of Failure"

    11/05/2017 8:54:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies ^ | November 4, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    The Washington Post reported new details from Donna Brazile’s forthcoming book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, that include the fact that the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee considered replacing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic party’s 2016 presidential candidate.Following Clinton’s bizarre collapse during the 2016 9/11 memorial ceremony, Brazile seriously considered choosing either Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Cory Booker from New Jersey as the party’s presidential nominee. Brazile does not hold back her criticism of the campaign, palpably describing it as having “an odor of failure.”...