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  • 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...
  • A Populist Storm Stirs in Italy

    05/13/2017 8:10:19 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12 May 2017 | Giovanni Legorano and
    Europe’s establishment breathed a sigh of relief after the pro-European Union centrist Emmanuel Macron was elected French president this week. But another populist storm is brewing in Italy, where the euroskeptic 5 Star Movement has remained strong. Fueled by discontent with slow growth, high unemployment and disillusionment with mainstream politicians, 5-Star has won local elections in Rome, Turin and elsewhere, partly on the strength of its leaders’ call for a referendum on Italy’s use of the European single currency. Pollsters say about 30% of Italian voters support the movement founded by comedian Beppe Grillo, a level of popularity that has...
  • CNN's April Ryan calls for Sarah Sanders to be fired (liberal insanity alert)

    04/18/2019 11:04:37 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    CNN political analyst April Ryan called for the firing of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday, claiming Sanders “lied” to the media following the release of the Mueller report. In May 2017, following the turbulent firing of FBI Director James Comey, Sanders told reporters that “countless” FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey despite one reporter’s assertion that the “vast majority” of them supported his leadership. According to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office, Sanders told investigators her claim was a “slip of the tongue” and was “in the heat of the moment,” admitting that it was not founded...
  • Chelsea Manning wishes she could say 'Thanks, Obama'

    06/10/2017 11:19:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 9, 2017 | Christopher Wilson, Editor
    Chelsea Manning said if given the chance to speak with former President Barack Obama, she would say thank you. In her first interview since her May 17 release from prison, Manning was in tears when asked by ABC News journalist Juju Chang what she would say to the president. “Thank you for giving the chance, that’s all I wanted,” said Manning. “That’s all I asked for was a chance. That’s it, and now this is my chance.” Manning, a transgender U.S. Army private, was arrested in 2010 for releasing over 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks. As Bradley Manning, she was sentenced...
  • In unusual omission, no Trump-pope meeting planned during Italy G-7

    04/11/2017 3:39:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Religion News Services ^ | April 11, 2017 | Phillip Pullella
    In what would be a highly unusual omission, President Trump has not asked to meet Pope Francis during the president’s visit to Italy next month for the Group of Seven summit, sources said. Trump, who Francis suggested was “not Christian” if he wanted a wall on the Mexican border, is due in Sicily on May 26-27 for a meeting of the heads of the world’s richest nations. The two men have diametrically opposing positions on immigration, refugees, climate change and unbridled capitalism. Trump called the pope’s criticism of his plan to build the Mexico wall “disgraceful.”
  • Barack and Bad Optics

    05/28/2017 9:06:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/28/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Did former President Obama try to co-opt media coverage of President Donald Trump's international trip by making Italy his first stop in an all-expenses paid trip around the world? Isn't this the first time that a former president traveled a route nearly parallel with that of the new President? Obama departed for Italy on Friday, one day before the People's President embarked for Saudi Arabia. The Obama private jet was encircled by six Eurofighter Fourth Wing fighter jets en route to Italy for his five day stay at the $15,000 a night Borgo Finocchieto, thirteenth century restored village, owned by...
  • GOP leaders launch internal review into leak

    05/29/2017 5:01:24 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/17 | SCOTT WONG
    House GOP leaders have launched an internal review into how someone secretly recorded and leaked audio of a private 2016 leadership meeting in which Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) jokes about how Russia is paying off President Trump. SNIP Leadership sources suspect the leaker is former CIA officer Evan McMullin, who attended the June 15 meeting in the Capitol in his capacity as a top policy aide to GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)
  • Trey Gowdy – McCabe Ain’t Talking About “Crossfire Hurricane”… (3 FBI Investigations)

    02/20/2019 12:36:30 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 02/19/2019 | sundance
    This is one of those rare interviews where granular substance surfaces. On a particular issue Trey Gowdy is a valuable SME. Gowdy has seen all of the classified documentary evidence that surrounds the July 31, 2016, FBI counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign to include Crossfire Hurricane FISA documents, and issues related to “spygate”. Gowdy was one of the few who reviewed all source documents. In this interview Gowdy draws a distinction between 2016 CH (spygate) and what Andrew McCabe is discussing; highlighting how the investigative issues McCabe continues to talk about are the two additional FBI investigations, one counterintelligence...
  • EXCLUSIVE: McCabe’s FBI Tried to Re-engage Christopher Steele After Comey Was Fired

    01/15/2019 7:49:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.theepochtimes.com ^ | January 14, 2019 Updated: January 15, 2019 | By Jeff Carlson
    In the days following the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump, the FBI, under Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, sought to re-engage with former MI6 spy and author of the Steele dossier, Christopher Steele. The FBI’s attempts to re-engage Steele, who had been fired by the FBI six months earlier for breaking protocol by talking to reporters, were soon thwarted by the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. McCabe appears to have been blindsided by the appointment of Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel on May 17, 2017, the day after a meeting with Trump...
  • McCabe, Rosenstein wanted Nunes barred from meetings with congressional leaders

    02/19/2019 7:01:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 19, 2019 02:26 PM | David Mark
    Coziness between President Trump and Rep. Devin Nunes, then-chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, led Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to want him barred from sensitive meetings with lawmakers about counterintelligence activities — to no avail. The pair was surprised to see Nunes, R-Calif., present at a meeting for FBI officials to brief the so-called "Gang of Eight" — leaders of both parties in the House and Senate, as well as the chairs and co-chairs of the House and Senate intelligence committees. McCabe and Rosenstein planned to tell lawmakers the bureau had opened a...
  • McCabe: 'Gang of Eight' was informed of investigation into Trump, ‘no one objected’

    02/19/2019 10:35:37 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 47 replies
    Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, said a bipartisan group of lawmakers was briefed on a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump and not one of them objected. McCabe and other FBI officials informed the so-called "Gang of Eight" — leaders from both parties in the House and Senate, as well as the chairs and co-chairs of the House and Senate intelligence committees — that the bureau had opened a counterintelligence investigation into Trump after he fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. “No one objected, not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds, and not based...
  • Bill Barr’s Hot Mess

    02/18/2019 7:46:49 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 21 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 2/17/19 | Kimberley Strassel
    It’s fitting that William Barr’s confirmation as attorney general happened just as two powerful law-enforcement figures were trading accusations involving President Trump. Barr’s greatest challenge isn’t antitrust deals, immigration policy or even handling special counsel Robert Mueller. His overriding challenge is to reboot a Justice Department that has shredded its reputation and lost the confidence of Congress and the public. It’s hard to feel confident in law enforcement when a former deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Andrew McCabe, reveals that a small cabal of unelected senior law-enforcement officers held meetings in May 2017 to plot Trump’s removal...
  • McCabe says he ordered the obstruction of justice probe of President Trump

    02/14/2019 6:08:52 AM PST · by BurgessKoch · 135 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 14, 2019 | Scott Pelley
    Soon after speaking to President Trump about the firing of his boss James Comey, Andrew McCabe, who became the bureau's acting director, began obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving the president and his ties to Russia. In his first television interview since his own firing, McCabe tells 60 Minutes' Scott Pelley he wanted those inquiries to be documented and underway so they would be difficult to quash without raising scrutiny. "I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion," McCabe tells Pelley in the interview. "That were...
  • Former top FBI lawyer James Baker under criminal investigation for media leaks

    01/15/2019 6:13:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2019 03:06 PM | Kelly Cohen
    Former FBI general counsel James Baker is under criminal investigation for unauthorized leaks to the media. The development was made public in a letter sent Tuesday to the office of U.S. Attorney John Durham for the District of Connecticut by Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina. In the letter, the two lawmakers cite the transcript of a congressional interview with Baker and his lawyer in October. “You may or may not know, [Baker has] been the subject of a leak investigation … a criminal leak investigation that’s still active at the Justice Department,” lawyer...
  • Republican uncovered secret FBI debate over Trump motivation for Comey firing

    01/13/2019 1:42:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 58 replies
    A House Republican's line of questioning uncovered revelations that in May 2017 senior FBI leadership debated whether President Trump was directed by the Russian government to fire FBI Director James Comey, Fox News has learned. Contacted by Fox, U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, confirmed his questions to former FBI General Counsel James A. Baker uncovered the claims, some of which were first reported Friday by the New York Times. Ratcliffe called the Baker transcript leak "selective," adding that the full transcript of the Oct. 18 interview, which is undergoing a classification review by the FBI and the Justice Department, reveals...
  • Mueller releases memo detailing 2017 FBI interview with Flynn

    12/17/2018 4:58:30 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday night released a memo detailing then-national security adviser Michael Flynn's interview with FBI agents, in which Flynn repeatedly lied about his contacts with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The FBI officials who interviewed Flynn, including former agent Peter Strzok, gave him multiple opportunities to describe his conversations with Kislyak. Flynn denied that he spoke to the then-Russian ambassador about sanctions. The memo about the FBI interview was filed by Mueller in federal court in Washington, D.C. Flynn is set to be sentenced in that federal court on Tuesday. DEVELOPING
  • Jihadi Cult Associate Arrested in NY With Firearms Stockpile

    07/03/2017 9:02:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3,2017
    A long-time associate of a U.S.-based Islamist terrorist organization, Muslims of America (MOA), has been arrested in Johnson City, NY. Authorities discovered that he had a large cache of weapons inside a storage locker. A source inside MOA says the weapons were intended for the group’s “Islamberg” headquarters in Hancock, NY. The suspect, 64-year old Ramadan Abdullah, was previously arrested in 1977 when he and another man tried to rob a candy store in Brooklyn and someone was murdered in the process. When police searched his home, they found enough material to build 50 bombs. In the end, the charges...
  • FBI email chain may provide most damning evidence of FISA abuses yet

    12/05/2018 3:18:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 05, 2018 | John Solomon
    Just before Thanksgiving, House Republicans amended the list of documents they’d like President Trump to declassify in the Russia investigation. With little fanfare or explanation, the lawmakers led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) added a string of emails between the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to their wish list. Sources tell me the targeted documents may provide the most damning evidence to date of potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), evidence that has been kept from the majority of members of Congress for more than two years. The email exchanges included then-FBI...
  • Paul Manafort reportedly tried to make a deal with Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange

    12/03/2018 7:18:18 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/03/2018 | Nyshka Chandran
    Paul Manafort, the embattled former campaign chief of President Donald Trump, attempted to broker a deal between Washington and the government of Ecuador over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the New York Times reported. During meetings with incoming Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in May 2017, Manafort suggested he could help negotiate an agreement for the South American country to hand over Assange to the U.S., the Times said, citing people familiar with the talks.
  • Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Relations With Qatar Following Bahrain

    06/05/2017 4:08:21 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 46 replies
    SputnickNews ^ | 05.06.2017 | Middle East
    "The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, exercising its sovereign rights guaranteed by the international law, and protecting national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism, decided to sever diplomatic and consular relations with the State of Qatar," the statement read.