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  • Obama-era FBI leadership team hollowed out, after latest retirement

    12/06/2018 6:06:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | By Brooke Singman
    Another top FBI official who helped oversee the Trump-Russia and Clinton email investigations is retiring, as the last traces of the bureau's embattled leadership team that once stood under Barack Obama's presidency disappear. The official, Bill Priestap, will retire from his post as assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division by the end of the year. “Assistant Director Bill Priestap became eligible to retire and has chosen to do so after 20 years of service,” an FBI spokesperson told Fox News on Wednesday. Priestap, who participated in the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the FBI’s initial...
  • Justice of the peace challenger focuses campaign on Twin Peaks shootout bonds(Waco)

    10/23/2018 7:08:49 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 14 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 10/23/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    W.H. "Pete" Peterson had just left church on May 17, 2015, and was on his way to his granddaughter's high school baccalaureate ceremony when he got the call of mass casualties during a biker brawl that shattered the otherwise calm of the Sunday afternoon. Like many others that day, Peterson, a Vietnam veteran and a 38-year law enforcement officer, was not prepared for what he saw at the Twin Peaks crime scene after rival biker groups and police officers were involved in the deadly shootout that left nine dead and 20 injured. As McLennan County Justice of the Peace for...
  • Vietnam War veteran sentenced to 7 years in prison for buying "rare" gun in the 1980

    10/19/2018 12:07:06 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 141 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/18/2018 | ALEX SUNDBY
    A 70-year-old Texas man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to buying an automatic rifle in the 1980s, CBS station KTVT reports. Alfred Pick of Plano purchased the M14 rifle at a gun show that was similar to the weapon he had as an Army lieutenant in the Vietnam War. "This gun was very rare," Pick attorney Ryne Sandel told KTVT. "You see, at that time it was rare to see one, so he instantly, you know, had a connection to it." The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided Pick's house...
  • FBI fires Peter Strzok over anti-Trump texts

    08/13/2018 8:13:01 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 239 replies
    CNBC ^ | 13 AUG 18 | Tucker Higgins | Kevin Breuninger
    The FBI has fired Peter Strzok over ant-Trump text messages he exchanged with his lover during the 2016 presidential campaign, Strzok's lawyer confirmed Monday. This story is developing. Please check back for updates.
  • Five Clues Don Jr.’s Trump Tower Meeting Was Set Up as Dem Dirty Trick

    07/27/2018 11:35:52 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 18 | Aaron Klein
    1 – Rob Goldstone, the English publicist and music manager, admitted that when he wrote Donald Trump Jr. to set up the meeting with a Russian attorney at Trump Tower he used deliberately hyperbolic language to ensure that the meeting took place. Goldstone further said that he believes the meeting was a “bait and switch” by a Russian lobbyist seeking a meeting on another matter by misleadingly claiming to be bringing the Trump campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton. 2 – All participants in the meeting who have spoken publicly say no Russian dirt on Hillary Clinton was discussed. 3 –...
  • Trump allies weigh last-ditch bid to punish Rosenstein

    07/25/2018 9:58:02 PM PDT · by Rabin · 14 replies
    politico ^ | 07/24/2018 | KYLE CHENEY and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus and a regular Trump confidant, said Tuesday he’s weighing the introduction of a resolution to hold Rosenstein in contempt of Congress. That move that could force a vote — even without Speaker Paul Ryan's blessing — before the House leaves town for a five-week recess on Thursday. Under House rules, lawmakers can force a vote on such a “privileged” motion two days after filing it. If Meadows were to file his resolution before the end of the day Tuesday, he’d be empowered to seek a vote before the House...
  • Are Police above the Law?

    07/11/2018 7:31:15 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    Colorado Freedom Report ^ | 11 Jul, 2018 | Ari Armstrong
    Imagine what would happen to you as a regular citizen in the following circumstances. You do not like a woman photographing a public incident, so you demand that she stop. When she declines to stop, you grab her arm and twist it, physically restrain her, and forcibly put her into the back of a car. Assuming a police officer witnessed the event or arrived at the scene after the fact, we all know what would happen to you as a regular citizen. You would be arrested and charged with multiple crimes. In Colorado, the district attorney probably would charge you...
  • Sugar tax: Will paying more for fizzy drinks and alcohol make us healthier?

    04/07/2018 12:41:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 5 April 2018 | Kate Smith
    An anti-obesity drive is about to see a tax introduced on sugary drinks across the UK, while Scotland is set to impose a minimum price on alcohol to target problem drinking. But does making unhealthy products more expensive persuade people to make "better" choices? And what are the trade-offs associated with doing so? Everybody will pay more The price increases being introduced could lead to significant health improvements, but they will be felt by everybody, not just those with the unhealthiest lifestyles. From 6 April, the UK's tax on sugary drinks will see shoppers asked to pay 18p or 24p...
  • DA: Former prosecutor withheld key email in death row case

    03/04/2018 10:58:30 AM PST · by ARGLOCKGUY · 25 replies
    A former Harris County prosecutor withheld a key email that helped establish a clear alibi for Alfred Dewayne Brown in the high-profile murder case that eventually sent him to death row, District Attorney Kim Ogg said late Friday.
  • Key Witness Served In 11th Hour Lawyers’ Showdown(Waco)

    03/03/2018 7:17:50 PM PST · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    When District Attorney Abel Reyna alighted from his car at the early voting center, the private investigator who served him with a witness subpoena had the rare distinction of a rooting section. The rooting section took cell phone in hand to report the news. As quickly as the gumshoe executed the return of service acknowledging that Abel Reyna is summoned to appear as a witness in the status conference hearing in the case of State V. Matthew Clendennen at 9 a.m. on Monday in the 54th Criminal District Court, the news hit the internet like a small pebble making wide...
  • Director Christopher Wray and DOJ wants all names redacted from Memo

    02/01/2018 10:11:14 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 316 replies
    sara carter ^ | sara carter
    BREAKING: @FBI Director Christopher Wray and DOJ wants all names redacted from #FISAMemo putting pressure on White House and House Intelligence Committee, Government officials say ... is releasing names a threat to national security?
  • White House: ‘We Don’t Have To Approve’ Release Of Explosive FISA Memo

    01/24/2018 4:27:26 PM PST · by Enterprise · 134 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 01/24/2018 | SAAGAR ENJETI
    The White House does not have to approve the release of a currently classified memo assembled within the House of representatives which purports to display extensive abuse of FISA authority within the FBI, deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told WMAL Wednesday morning. “We don’t have to approve it. They have the right to de-classify the document,” Gidley told Daily Caller editorial director Vince Coglianese and WMAL host, citing “legal minds” consulted by the executive branch.
  • Greenfield: The Obama Government’s Secret Societies

    01/24/2018 10:14:20 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    .frontpagemag.com ^ | 1/24/18 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Obama Government’s Secret Societies Exposing the anti-Trump conspiracy within the DOJ. January 24, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. A week after the election, groups inside and outside the government, some calling themselves Obama Anonymous, had begun meeting to plan the “resistance” to Trump. Unlike the angry protesters in the streets, this resistance wasn’t a new organization. It consisted of Washington D.C. government lifers. At the CFPB, there was a group calling itself Dumbledore’s Army. Within the FBI...
  • [Great editorial] Clinton–Obama Emails: The Key to Understanding Why Hillary Wasn’t Indicted

    01/23/2018 2:02:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    National Review ^ | January 23, 2018 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    New FBI texts highlight a motive to conceal the president’s involvement. From the first, these columns have argued that the whitewash of the Hillary Clinton emails caper was President Barack Obama’s call - not the FBI’s, and not the Justice Department’s. The decision was inevitable. Obama, using a pseudonymous email account, had repeatedly communicated with Secretary Clinton over her private, non-secure email account. If Clinton had been charged, Obama’s culpable involvement would have been patent. In any prosecution of Clinton, the Clinton–Obama emails would have been in the spotlight. For the prosecution, they would be more proof of willful (or,...
  • Congressman Matt Gaetz Leads 65 Lawmakers in Push for Release of Intelligence Committee’s FISA Memo

    01/19/2018 5:05:37 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 125 replies
    received via email | Jan 19, 2018 | Congressman Matt Gaetz
    Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today led a group of 65 lawmakers in a letter to Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence urging the immediate release of the four-page FISA Memo document to the public, as well as any relevant ancillary information. In the letter, Rep. Gaetz states, “the audience of this document should not be limited to Members of Congress — the American people deserve to know the information it contains.” Cosigners of the letter include: Congressmen Brian Babin (TX-36), Don Bacon (NE-02), Jim Banks (IN-03), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Andy Biggs...
  • O’Keefe Drops 3rd Twitter Undercover Video Employees Paid to View ‘Private Sex Messages’ of Users

    01/16/2018 9:16:54 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 5 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Project Veritas set Twitter ablaze last week with back to back bombshell undercover videos exposing the social media giant for their ‘big brother’ practices and censorship of Trump supporters.
  • Scooter In Court Friday – Indicted As Ham Sandwich(Waco)

    01/01/2018 10:48:46 AM PST · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    Because it’s not all small stuff, as he has learned since his adventure on May 17, 2015, at a political meeting about legislative matters held at Twin Peaks Restaurant. Bergman has learned that his visits to the court require subpoenas to be issued and served upon witnesses – at $85 the copy. And then they postpone or cancel the hearing, which requires the same rigamarole – all over again – at the same price, no discounts available. The rules are the same as those in a knife fight. You just stand there and cut until the other guy runs out...
  • The FBI Has Released New Info About Loretta Lynch's Tarmac Meeting With Bill Clinton

    12/15/2017 1:10:32 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    The FBI released a series of email documents Friday afternoon detailing the Department of Justice response to the fallout of the secret Phoenix tarmac meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in June 2016. The dates on the emails range from July 1-3, 2016. On July 5, 2016, FBI Director James Comey announced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would not face criminal charges for mishandling classified information. A series of emails show one FBI official, whose name and email are redacted, fuming over leaks to the media about the meeting and what happened on the...
  • Former Joe Biden Secret Service Agent: We Had to Protect Women From Him, ‘Weinstein Level Stuff’

    11/17/2017 12:58:20 PM PST · by bkopto · 90 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/17/2017 | Jim Hoft, Cassandra Fairbanks
    A former Secret Service agent assigned to the Vice President Joe Biden residence claims that the Service often had to protect female agents from him. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the agent asserted that, “We had to cancel the VP Christmas get together at the Vice President’s house because Biden would grope all of our wives and girlfriend’s asses.” The annual party was for agents and Navy personnel who were tasked with protecting the Biden family. “He would mess with every single woman or teen. It was horrible,” the agent said. According to the source, a Secret Service agent...
  • Police mistook hibiscus plants for marijuana, arrested Buffalo Township couple, suit claims

    11/17/2017 11:56:53 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 58 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittburgh) ^ | Last night 16 Nov 2017 | Matthew Medsger
    A Buffalo Township couple is suing the township police and the Nationwide Insurance Co. after, their lawsuit says, hibiscus plants growing in their backyard were mistaken for marijuana plants. In a lawsuit, Edward Cramer, 69, and his wife, Audrey Cramer, 66, claim that Buffalo Township police handcuffed them both and made them sit in the back of a police car for hours last month as police ransacked their house looking for marijuana. But rather than running a pot-growing operation, the Cramers say they grow flowering hibiscus in their backyard. The Cramers were not charged. They filed a civil lawsuit Thursday...