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  • With AG Barr's Russia Probe Expanding, I Can See Why Obama's Ex-CIA Director Is Anxious

    10/23/2019 3:07:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    In September, our friends at Twitchy noticed that ex-CIA Director John Brennan seemed a bit “anxious” over the latest Trump impeachment nonsense that has engulfed the Hill. In July, President Trump had a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, where it has been alleged that the U.S. withheld aid to the country unless a corruption probe was opened into Hunter Bide, son of former Vice President Joe Biden. This was all detailed in a whistleblower report from a reported CIA agent assigned to the White House, who is a registered Democrat, had worked with a 2020 Democratic candidate, and...
  • Analysis: No, A New State Department Review Does Not Exonerate Hillary Clinton on Her Email Scandal

    10/23/2019 8:03:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | Guy Benson
    Journalists and progressives -- categories that heavily overlap -- have spent the last few days discussing the release of a State Department report that they say exonerates Hillary Clinton over her serial misconduct related to classified information and her infamous private email server.  Based on the agency's final report, a New York Times headline blared, "State Dept. Inquiry Into Clinton Emails Finds No Deliberate Mishandling of Classified Information." The Washington Post's headline was nearly identical.  Here is Politico's lede on the story: A State Department investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email account found no widespread effort...
  • WATCH: Donald Trump and "The Snake" (PBS Frontline documentary)

    10/20/2019 7:30:32 AM PDT · by The people have spoken · 25 replies
    PBS ^ | Oct. 17, 2019 | Patrice Taddonio
    “I saved you, I saved you, I saved you,” cried that woman. “And you’ve bit me, heavens why? You know your bite is poisonous and now I’m going to die.” “Oh shut up, silly woman,” said the reptile with a grin. “You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in.” Trump’s embrace of that comparison kicks off Zero Tolerance, a FRONTLINE documentary premiering Tuesday, Oct. 22, that investigates how the president turned anti-immigration fervor into a powerful political weapon. The film’s opening moments depict Trump’s use of “The Snake” in such a way that it’s never...
  • AG Barr expands mysterious review into origin of Russia investigation

    10/19/2019 5:00:23 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 84 replies
    A review launched by Attorney General William Barr into the origins of the Russia investigation has expanded significantly amid concerns about whether the probe has any legal or factual basis, multiple current and former officials told NBC News. The prosecutor conducting the review, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, has expressed his intent to interview a number of current and former intelligence officials involved in examining Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including former CIA Director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper, Brennan told NBC News. Durham has also requested to talk to CIA...
  • Anti-Trump Republican Launching Independent Presidential Bid [Evan McMullin]

    08/08/2016 5:59:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 90 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 8, 2016 | McKay Coppins
    Key players in GOP’s anti-Trump movement are preparing to launch an independent presidential campaign for Evan McMullin — a CIA veteran and the chief policy director of the House Republican conference — sources close to the effort told BuzzFeed News. Veteran Republican strategist Rick Wilson, a Florida-based media consultant and outspoken Trump critic, is expected to be involved in McMullin’s campaign. Sources said Wilson was in Washington on Sunday meeting with members of McMullin’s prospective campaign — which includes some who were involved in a group called Better for America, which has been pushing an independent presidential bid.
  • Gabbard resigns from DNC to endorse Bernie Sanders Share (from February 2016)

    10/19/2019 6:37:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    Her own campign website ^ | Feb 28, 2016 | Tulsi Gabbard
    U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard resigned her post as a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee today, allowing her to formally endorse Bernie Sanders for president. Gabbard made the announcement on the NBC political talk show "Meet the Press." "As a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, I'm required to remain neutral in Democratic primaries, but I cannot remain neutral any longer," Gabbard laterexplained in a video statement. "The stakes are just too high." Gabbard cited her experience as a veteran of two military deployments in arguing that Sanders has the judgment necessary to make sound military decisions. "We...
  • Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a 'Russian asset' groomed to ensure Trump reelection

    10/18/2019 9:31:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 264 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | October 18, 2019 11:35 AM | Tim Pearce
    Hillary Clinton said that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being groomed by Moscow to run as a third-party spoiler candidate in 2020 to help President Trump win reelection. The former secretary of state pushed the theory on the Campaign HQ podcast hosted by David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008. Plouffe and Clinton discussed hurdles the Democratic nominee would face and compared the 2020 race to Clinton’s loss to Trump in 2016. Plouffe asked Clinton about the part third-party candidates, such as Jill Stein of the Green Party, played in 2016, allowing Trump to secure key states. "They are...
  • Crystal Sugar CEO blasts anti-GMO movement, Texas Sen. Cruz

    12/03/2015 3:28:02 PM PST · by VinL · 30 replies
    SunHerald ^ | 12/3/15 | D. Kolpack
    The head of the nation's largest sugar beet cooperative said Thursday that shareholders will see improved results this year, but two of his group's biggest challenges are the anti-genetically modified foods movement and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz. American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg received the only round of applause during his speech to the group's annual meeting when he challenged Cruz to a debate over the Republican presidential candidate's call to do away with government support for the sugar industry. "We will defend the sugar program for a long, long time," Berg said, pretending he was addressing...
  • ‘Whistleblower’ Attorney Devised Scheme for Mueller to Disclose Classified Info

    10/12/2019 3:12:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Oct 2019 | Aaron Klein
    Mark S. Zaid, the activist attorney representing the so-called whistleblower at the center of the impeachment movement targeting President Donald Trump, advocated for Robert S. Mueller III to become an anti-Trump whistleblower. On April 25, 2018, while Mueller’s Office of the Special Counsel was investigating ultimately collapsed claims of collusion between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign, Zaid co-authored an oped in the New York Times calling for Mueller and his staff to become “lawful whistle-blowers.” The scheme outlined by Zaid was an option to be implemented if Trump had moved to fire Mueller and dismantle the Special Counsel’s office. Zaid...
  • 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...
  • Attorney General Bill Barr Visits Italy on “Official Business”?

    09/29/2019 5:00:48 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 65 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 9/28/19 | sundance
    First, the context… On Thursday night Carl Bernstein said: William Barr is preparing to deliver “evidence of a deep state conspiracy.” Bernstein’s statement followed on the heels of Chairman Jerry Nadler proclaiming: “The President dragged the Attorney General into this mess,” [Nadler wrote on Twitter after the transcript was released]. “At a minimum, AG Barr must recuse himself until we get to the bottom of this matter.” Then on Friday during an interview on MSNBC Morning Joe, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said AG William Barr had “gone rogue” in his efforts to protect President Trump. Amid the newly visible sense...
  • US Embassy pressed Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election

    03/26/2019 5:55:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/19 06:00 PM EDT | JOHN SOLOMON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    While the 2016 presidential race was raging in America, Ukrainian prosecutors ran into some unexpectedly strong headwinds as they pursued an investigation into the activities of a nonprofit in their homeland known as the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC). The focus on AntAC — whose youthful street activists famously wore “Ukraine F*&k Corruption” T-shirts — was part of a larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted. The prosecutors soon would learn the resistance they faced was blowing directly from the U.S. Embassy...
  • Dems Shouldn't Write Off Anyone, Warns New Book By Walter Frank

    09/26/2019 5:16:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Cision ^ | September 26, 2019
    In 2008, Barack Obama won 26% of the evangelical vote; in 2012, he won 21%. Hillary Clinton won 16%. If she had simply replicated Obama's performance among evangelicals, she would likely be President. In his new book, Do We Have a Center? 2016, 2020 and the Challenge of the Trump Presidency, Walter Frank, author of Law and the Gay Rights Story and Making Sense of the Constitution, warns that Democrats ignore the many lessons of the 2016 campaign at their peril. "The Democrats," Frank counsels, "are in grave trouble if they don't understand exactly what happened in 2016 and all...
  • Trump mocks Romney with video contrasting their presidential bids

    09/23/2019 6:50:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    President Trump on Monday tweeted out a video mocking Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) over his failed 2012 presidential bid, comparing it with Trump's own success four years later. The video includes clips of election night 2012, where Romney lost to former President Obama, and 2016, where Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The video was posted just hours after Romney told reporters that he wants the Trump administration to give Congress the transcript of a highly controversial call between the president and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
  • PANTSUIT ON FIRE: PolitiFact Debunks Hillary’s Voter Suppression Lies

    09/21/2019 8:30:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Liberty Headlines ^ | September 21, 2019 | Joshua Paladino
    Clinton learned the inaccurate figure from a partisan voter suppression analysis… (Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Hillary Clinton continued her excuses tour on Sept. 17, claiming that she lost the 2016 presidential election due to “voter suppression,” but PolitiFact Wisconsin struck down her claim, rating it “mostly false.” “The best estimate is that 200,000 people in Wisconsin were either denied or chilled in their efforts to vote,” Clinton said without evidence. “I don’t think we believed at the time, before the election, that it would be anything like that, anything as big as that.” Clinton learned the inaccurate figure from a...
  • Dumbstruck: A Homefront Intelligence Report on How America Was Conned About the DNC Hack

    11/09/2017 10:44:10 AM PST · by mojito · 71 replies
    Medium ^ | 8/30/2017 | Scott Ritter
    ....On April 29, 2016, when the DNC became aware its servers had been penetrated, an emergency meeting was held between the Chairwoman of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, DNC’s Chief Executive, Amy Dacey, the DNC’s Technology Director, Andrew Brown, and Michael Sussman, a lawyer for Perkins Coie, a Washington, DC law firm that represented the DNC. Sussman took control of the meeting, setting out the DNC’s agenda when it came to dealing with the cyber attack on its server. The three most important questions, Sussman declared, were what data was accessed, how was it done, and how can it be stopped?...
  • Kevin McCarthy: ‘We came closest ever to having a coup…and now we need accountability’

    09/15/2019 1:39:06 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 61 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | September 15, 2019 | Sara Carter
    Republican House leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-CA., told Fox New’s Sunday Future’s host Maria Bartiromo that the origination of the FBI probe into President Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016 and what followed ‘was the closest thing to a coup that anyone has ever seen." Moreover, he noted that the actions and evidence gathered regarding many former Obama Administration officials and bureaucrats like former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, former FBI Attorney Lisa Page, former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe reveal that they were attempting to frame Trump. Last week, the District of Columbia U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu recommended moving...
  • New Evidence of State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump [Weekly Update]

    09/13/2019 5:57:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 13, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Documents Reveal State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump Revealed: DOJ Discussions on Rosenstein Wearing Wire to Get Trump North Carolina Frees Hundreds of Illegal Immigrants Wanted by Feds Don’t Miss “On Watch With Chris Farrell” Documents Reveal State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump We have made public 90 pages of heavily redacted U.S. Department of State documents showing Obama State Department officials’ efforts to disseminate classified information to multiple U.S. Senators immediately prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The information, which included raw intelligence, purported to show “ malign ” Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Among the...
  • Haverford student, 22, who hacked the IRS for Donald Trump’s tax returns, pleads guilty

    09/09/2019 3:37:05 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    inquirer ^ | August 6, 2019 | Sam Wood and Mensah M. Dean
    A Haverford College student who used a campus computer to attempt to hack into an IRS database to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns days before the 2016 presidential election pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanor crimes in federal court. Justin Hiemstra, 22, who finished his studies in May but will not get his degree until he completes a study-abroad program next May, told Judge Cynthia Rufe that he did not know what he would have done with the tax returns if he and classmate Andrew Harris had succeeded in obtaining them on Nov. 2, 2016. “It was a time when...