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  • How Civil Disobedience Curbed The Michigan Governor’s COVID Abuses Of Power

    10/05/2020 10:06:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2020 | Thomas Tacoma
    The political drama in Michigan reveals how essential it is in a republic that the citizens defy unconstitutional and illegal orders of their government. The news broke late on Oct. 2 that the Michigan Supreme Court had invalidated Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s authority to issue executive orders related to Covid-19 after April 30. This was a victory for the rule of law, for the separation of powers, and for the liberties of the American people (okay, maybe just the people of Michigan).Whitmer had declared a state of emergency on March 10 and extended it through a series of executive orders, on...
  • Security officer who killed White Settlement church shooter won’t face charges

    09/29/2020 1:53:52 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 35 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 28 September 2020 | Tom Steele
    A Tarrant County grand jury Monday declined to indict a volunteer security officer for a White Settlement church who fatally shot a man who killed two parishioners during a Sunday service. Jack Wilson fired one shot at Keith Thomas Kinnunen, stopping the 43-year-old gunman seconds after he pulled out a shotgun and shot Anton “Tony” Wallace, 64, and Richard White, 67, the morning of Dec. 29 at West Freeway Church of Christ. There were more than 250 people in the church at the time, officials said. Tim Rodgers, a prosecutor in the Tarrant County district attorney’s office, said in a...
  • Carter Page’s Book Shows How The Left Will Ruin Patriots To Get Power

    09/10/2020 9:30:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 10, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    It isn’t Carter Page who should be apologizing to his family for what they’ve gone through. It’s the Crossfire Hurricane team, the members of the special counsel team, and the press. The media contacts began in July 2016. First, it was the Wall Street Journal. The Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, and CNN soon followed. The questions posed — all similar — perplexed Carter Page.No, he hadn’t met with Igor Sechin or Igor Divyekin while in Russia. No, Page hadn’t suggested the new administration would lift sanctions if then-candidate Donald Trump won the presidency.It was not until years later...
  • Pelosi says Dems will release Trump's tax returns if Biden wins election

    08/28/2020 10:44:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 88 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 08/27/2020 | Megan Henney
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged Thursday that Congress will obtain -- and release -- President Trump's tax returns if Joe Biden wins the November election. "When we win this election, and we have a new president of the United States in January, and we have a new secretary of the treasury, and [Rep.] Richard Neal asks for the president's returns, then the world will see what the president has been hiding all of this time," Pelosi said during a news conference. Trump has refused to make his tax returns public, breaking a modern-day precedent set by other presidents over the...
  • Ill. teen charged in Kenosha shooting that killed 2, hurt 1

    08/27/2020 5:22:49 PM PDT · by Pollard · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 8/27/2020 | By STEPHEN GROVES and SCOTT BAUER
    KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 17-year-old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two protesters and the wounding of a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake. Kyle Rittenhouse faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. He would face a mandatory life sentence if convicted of first-degree intentional homicide, the most serious crime in Wisconsin.
  • BREAKING: Evidence Shows FBI Tried to Tie Citizen Trump to Epstein Case But with No Success

    08/02/2020 8:57:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 43 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 7/31/2020 | Joe Hoft
    During the investigation of Jeffrey Epstein citizen Donald Trump’s name came up. The FBI attempted over and over to tie the famous New York developer to misconduct, but to no avail. Per a review of documents released last night in the Jeffrey Epstein case, the FBI tried to tie the now deceased pedophile to citizen Donald Trump but were unable to do so. The FBI failed to drag Trump into the Epstein mess. But they sure tried. One of the abused victims mentioned that Donald Trump was a good friend of Epstein’s. When asked about it, the only response the...
  • New Disclosures Confirm: Trump Himself Was the Target of Obama Administration’s Russia Probe

    08/01/2020 5:56:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/1/2020 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Assertions that the focus was ‘the Trump campaign’ are now known to be ludicrous Long-sought documents finally pried from U.S. intelligence agencies prove that the Obama administration used the occasion of providing a standard intelligence briefing for major-party candidates as an opportunity to investigate Donald Trump on suspicion of being a Russian asset. I say investigate Donald Trump advisedly. As I contended in Ball of Collusion, my book on the Trump-Russia investigation, the target of the probe spearheaded by the FBI — but greenlighted by the Obama White House, and abetted by the Justice Department and U.S. intelligence agencies —...
  • GRAHAM: The FBI ‘Lied Their A** OFF’ to Congress about FISA Warrant, Steele Dossier

    07/27/2020 12:17:40 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 47 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 07.27.2020 | Hannity Staff
    Senator Lindsey Graham ripped the Obama-era Department of Justice during an interview over the weekend; saying the FBI “lied their a** off” to Congress regarding the now-debunked Steele Dossier. “Stay tuned next week, you’re going to find that not only did the FBI lie to the FISA court, they lied their a** off to the Congress,” said Graham. https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/1287405357351002112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1287405357351002112%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fhannity.com%2Fmedia-room%2Fgraham-the-fbi-lied-their-a-off-to-congress-about-fisa-warrant-steele-dossier%2F “Here is what I think I’m going to be able to show to the public. Not only did the FBI lie to the court about the reliability about the Steele dossier, they also lied to the Congress. That’s a separate crime,”...
  • FBI Crossfire Hurricane unit watched Trump the day he took oath of office

    07/17/2020 1:15:13 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 53 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Friday, July 17, 2020 | Rowan Scarborough
    FBI Agent Peter Strzok and his FBI Crossfire Hurricane unit were focused on the White House during President Trump’s inauguration celebration, so much so that the “angry” agent complained he was kept out of the loop on a bureau counter-intelligence briefing there.Mr. Strzok, who would later be fired for his anti-Trump messages to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, erupted the day after Mr. Trump became president, according to newly released emails obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog in Washington.Mr. Strzok said in an email to his boss, counter-intelligence chief Bill Priestap, he could have folded the FBI briefing into his...
  • New York should prosecute Roger Stone

    07/12/2020 10:38:13 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | Gerald B. Lefcourt and Robert C. Gottlieb
    To almost no one's surprise, days before Roger Stone's prison sentence was about to begin, President Donald Trump has spared his long-time political crony from the pen — late Friday, Mr. Trump commuted Stone's sentence. It is time for New York prosecutors to answer this latest assault by Trump on the rule of law: They should ready a state prosecution of Stone. Bringing a new case against Stone is possible thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature for Assembly Bill 6653. Signed into law last October, AB6653 enables New York district attorneys to prosecute what effectively amounts...
  • Donald Trump calls for extradition of ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele who was behind 'dirtier dossier' alleging Russian influence over US president

    07/11/2020 1:31:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14:54 EDT, 11 July 2020 | RYAN FAHEY and SAM BAKER
    Donald Trump has called for the extradition of a former MI6 agent who was behind a controversial dossier about his alleged links to Russia. Christopher Steele, now a director of Orbis Business Intelligence, was responsible for the 'dirty dossier' published in 2016 that alleged Russian influence over President Trump. The Steele Dossier contained allegations of collusion between Mr Trump's US presidential campaign and the Kremlin, which have been denied by both parties. On Wednesday, Orbis was ordered to pay compensation to two Russian businessmen that had complained about data protection breaches including inaccuracies in the dossier relating to them. Taking...
  • British judge orders Christopher Steele to pay damages to Russian bankers named in dossier

    07/09/2020 7:23:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07 08 2020 | Jerry Dunleavy, Justice Department Reporter
    A court in the United Kingdom ordered British ex-spy Christopher Steele to pay thousands in damages to two Russian bankers named in the former MI6 agent’s dossier as having “illicit” financial ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Justice Warby of the Queen’s Bench Division of the British High Court of Justice presided over a weeklong March hearing in the defamation lawsuit brought by the owners of Russia’s Alfa Bank, Petr Aven, Mikhail Fridman, and German Khan, against Orbis Business Intelligence, Steele’s private intelligence firm through which he conducted research in 2016 for Fusion GPS through the Perkins Coie law firm...
  • New evidence turned over to Flynn shows DOJ doubted criminal case against Trump adviser

    07/08/2020 1:20:47 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | July 8, 2020 - 12:56pm | By John Solomon
    onths before they approved a prosecution of Michael Flynn, senior Justice Department officials expressed skepticism in internal notes about the FBI's continuing pursuit of the Trump national security adviser and the possibility of charging him with a crime, Just the News has learned. The skepticism about whether Flynn intended to lie during an FBI interview or posed a national security threat was expressed in handwritten notes that were turned over Tuesday to Flynn's defense team and the judge overseeing his case under a protective order, according to multiple sources. The documents were discovered recently by U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen, who...
  • Strzok’s newly discovered FBI notes deliver jolt to ‘Obamagate’ evidence

    06/24/2020 6:11:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Just the News ^ | June 24, 2020 - 8:45pm | By John Solomon
    Investigators will need to secure testimony from Strzok, fired two years ago from the FBI, to be certain of the exact meaning and intent of his one paragraph of notes, which were made public in court on Wednesday. But they appear to illuminate an extraordinary high-level effort by outgoing Obama-era officials during the first weekend of January to find a way to sustain a counterintelligence investigation of Flynn in the absence of any evidence of wrongdoing. The Justice Department says the notes were written between Jan. 3-5, 2017, the very weekend the FBI agent who had investigated Flynn’s ties to...
  • Peter Strzok notes from 1/4/17 released in Flynn case: (NEW)

    06/24/2020 8:06:54 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 68 replies
    Peter Strzok notes from 1/4/17 released in Flynn case: Discussion among Obama, Comey, Yates, Biden, and Susan Rice. Biden: "Logan Act" Obama: "Have the right people on" Flynn case. Comey: The Flynn/Kislyak calls "appear legit."
  • Announcement on future of (Houston) Harris County ‘stay home, work safe’ order (by Commissar Hidalgo) expected Thursday

    06/11/2020 6:50:14 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    Click 2 Houston (KPRC NBC) ^ | Published: June 10, 2020, 2:11 pm Updated: June 11, 2020, 7:06 am | Aaron Barker
    At 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, the extension of the so-called “stay home, work safe” order in Harris County expired, but an announcement on the future of the order is expected Thursday. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued the original order in March as the coronavirus pandemic began to unfold. Last month, she extended it until June 10. A representative of Hidalgo said Wednesday that an announcement about the future of the order will be made “in the next couple of days.” Later in the day, Hidalgo scheduled a 3 p.m. Thursday news conference. The representative said that the order will likely...
  • Obama Used National Security to Spy on Americans Opposed to Islamic Terrorists - Greenfield

    06/08/2020 3:08:00 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 37 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mon Jun 8, 2020 | Daniel
    Obama Used National Security to Spy on Americans Opposed to Islamic Terrorists Obamagate redefined opposition to Islamic terrorism as a national security threat. Mon Jun 8, 2020 Daniel Greenfield 55 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. We know when Obamagate ended, but we don’t know when the policy of spying on Americans began. The tangled roots of the domestic surveillance of political opponents by the NSA predate the alarmism about Russia. Tracing them back into the fetid swamp takes us not toward...
  • Live Thread: Former Dep AG Rosenstein Senate Testimony

    06/03/2020 7:35:22 AM PDT · by lurk · 178 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 3, 2020 | Lurk
    Lindsey Graham invites Mr Rosenstein to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary.
  • (DNC) Finance Chair Chris Hollins... Appointment as Harris County Clerk (2020 Houston vote fraud coming!)

    05/20/2020 10:58:47 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies
    Texas Democrats ^ | May 20, 2020 | no byline
    Today, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and commissioners of Harris County appointed Texas Democratic Party Finance Chair Chris Hollins as Harris County Clerk. The county clerk is the county’s chief election officer and is responsible for administering elections in Harris County, the third-largest county in the country. Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa and Vice Chair Dr. Carla Brailey issued the following statement: “The Texas Democratic Party is proud Chris Hollins will take the next step in his commitment to public service and the people of Texas. “Chris will build on the progress started by Dr. Diane Trautman and will...
  • 'Obamagate' backfires: Documents show Biden, Obama acted properly

    05/19/2020 4:11:09 PM PDT · by bitt · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/19/2020 | MARIK VON RENNENKAMPFF
    Republicans and right-wing media are in a conspiracy theory-spewing meltdown. In the wake of selective, politically motivated “leaks” of sensitive documents, conservative pundits are launching an avalanche of baseless attacks against President Trump’s political opponents. But the reality is brutally obvious: Trump is weaponizing the American government to distract from his catastrophically incompetent pandemic response and the crushing economic fallout. While right-wing media continue to whip their audiences into hysteria over a nefarious Obama-led plot to undermine Trump, the documents — strategically released by Trump’s political lackeys atop the intelligence and law enforcement communities — do absolutely nothing to further...