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  • After Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting, FBI Scrambled to Find and Punish Source, Emails Show

    12/15/2017 1:25:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 15, 2017 | By Max Kutner
    After news broke about an airport meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in the midst of last year’s presidential campaign, the FBI scrambled to identify the source who leaked details about the encounter and discipline him or her, according to emails released on the FBI website on Friday. The internal emails show that on June 29, 2016, a senior spokeswoman for the Justice Department emailed her counterparts at the FBI to flag articles that were starting to appear about the meeting. In the email, the spokeswoman, Melanie Newman, described the encounter as “a casual,...
  • 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 · 77 replies ^ | 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...
  • Why I Confronted Jeff Flake on a Plane

    12/15/2017 12:40:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri December 15, 2017 | Ady Barkan
    I've spent my career as an advocate for economic justice, fighting for basic fairness for working families. It wasn't until this past year that I began fighting for my own life. It's that fight that led me to get arrested protesting the Republican tax plan in Washington, and that led me into debating it with Sen. Jeff Flake at 30,000 feet in the air on my way home. I never thought I'd be in this position. A year ago, I was healthy, taking morning runs on the California coast and looking forward to a new life with my newborn son,...
  • Jury Rules for Arpaio in Lawsuit by Senator's Son, Ex-Wife

    12/15/2017 12:33:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Blufield Daily Telegraph ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | JACQUES BILLEAUD and PAUL DAVENPORT
    An Arizona jury has refused to award damages against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a civil trial for bringing a since-dismissed criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons in the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs. Jurors deliberated nearly an hour before ruling late Thursday against Austin Flake and his then-wife Logan Brown in their malicious-prosecution lawsuit stemming from Arpaio's investigation into the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs at a kennel operated by Flake's in-laws. Flake and Brown, who were in college at the time, were caring for the dogs while the in-laws were out of town.
  • Blowback: ISIS Got A Powerful Missile The CIA Secretly Bought In Bulgaria

    12/15/2017 10:03:18 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | December 14, 2017 | Aram Roston
    A guided anti-tank missile ended up in the hands of ISIS terrorists less than two months after the US government purchased it in late 2015 — highlighting weaknesses in the oversight and regulation of America’s covert arms programs, according to information published by an arms monitoring group called Conflict Armament Research (CAR). ... CIA... top secret operation to arm rebels in Syria to fight the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The missile ended up in the hands of ISIS fighters in Iraq ... The CIA declined to comment on the Obama-era program to back Syrian rebels, which was canceled...
  • John McCain looking forward to returning to work (Trunc.)

    12/15/2017 7:56:14 AM PST · by libstripper · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec.15, 2017 | Rory Tingle
    John McCain wants to return to work as 'soon as possible' as he continues undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, according to a friend.
  • John McCain described as increasingly frail, Senate sources say

    12/14/2017 2:00:02 PM PST · by libstripper · 118 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 13,2017 | Jamie Gangel, Sullen Serfati, Eric Bradner
    (CNN)Sources in the Senate tell CNN they have been worried about Sen. John McCain recently, following a week when the Arizona Republican was kept from the Senate to address side effects from his brain cancer treatment. The sources described McCain as looking increasingly frail and said he has not spoken up in recent GOP meetings the way he had before, in addition to his absence this week for treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center.
  • McCain’s Dossier ‘Informer’ is Singing Like a Canary!

    12/13/2017 8:15:42 PM PST · by gaijin · 56 replies
    TruthFeed News ^ | Dec 12th, 2017 | Eren Moreno
    Sir Andrew Wood is the man who acted as a “go-between” last year to inform McCain on the dirty dossier. Now, Wood is speaking out, and giving more details on Traitor McCain’s involvement with dossier author Christopher Steele. and his handing off of the document to the FBI. The man who says he acted as a “go-between” last year to inform Sen. John McCain about the controversial “dossier” containing salacious allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump is speaking out, revealing how the ex-British spy who researched the document helped coordinate its release to the FBI, the media and Capitol Hill....
  • Tammy Bruce: Republican Establishment Wants To Lose Senate Majority So Trump's Agenda Fails

    12/13/2017 3:25:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 96 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 12, 2017 | Ian Schwatz
    Conservative commentator Tammy Bruce, in a discussion about Alabama Republican candidate for Senate Roy Moore, said the Republican establishment want the party to lose the majority in the Senate so the Trump agenda fails. Bruce cited Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), who announced he did not vote for Moore, and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who donated to the Democratic candidate Doug Jones, as examples. "This is a test for the president," Bruce said Tuesday on FOX News' Hannity. "I think what you've seen with Shelby going against it. Jeff Flake, giving money to this guy. I think the Republicans in the...

    12/13/2017 5:21:57 PM PST · by mdittmar · 116 replies
    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
    Washington, D.C. ­– The office of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today: “Senator McCain is currently receiving treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center for normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy. As ever, he remains grateful to his physicians for their excellent care, and his friends and supporters for their encouragement and good wishes. Senator McCain looks forward to returning to work as soon as possible.” ###
  • Sen. John McCain hospitalized for 'normal side effects' of cancer treatment

    12/13/2017 2:51:26 PM PST · by John W · 49 replies ^ | December13, 2017 | Colin Miner
    Senator John McCain is back in the hospital, being treated for "the normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy," his office announced in a statement on Wednesday. McCain was diagnosed earlier this year a virulent form of brain cancer. It was not immediately clear how long McCain would be hospitalized.
  • Donald Trump Signs Military Funding Bill: Armed Forces Must Be ‘Perfecto’

    12/12/2017 12:19:38 PM PST · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump signed a military spending bill on Tuesday, promising a “strong military” with the best equipment during his presidency. “We need our military, its got to be ‘perfecto,’” Trump said, urging Congress to remove military sequester caps and pass a clean funding bill for the government next year. Trump called the military funding bill a “momentous“ occasion and a great step in funding the “greatest fighting force in the history of the world.” He said that the bill increased the size of the armed forces budget for the first time in seven years, and included the largest military...
  • Ft. Huachuca gets good use of new live fire range

    12/12/2017 4:50:53 AM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Alexis Ramanjulu
    FORT HUACHUCA — Sounds of gunfire, explosives and soldiers yelling filled the brisk morning air Saturday as Company C of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion held defensive live firing training. The training was held on range 1B — a fairly new addition to Fort Huachuca. This exercise was only the second live firing done on the range. Before it opened, the option the teams had for a similar experience involved traveling to Fort Bliss in Texas. “We don’t do live fire on other ranges (on the fort),” Tanja Linton, a spokeswoman for Fort Huachuca, said. First Lieutenant and 40th Expeditionary...
  • New body-cam video shows a police officer killing an unarmed man

    12/11/2017 4:06:18 PM PST · by Main Street · 108 replies ^ | Dec. 8, 2017 | Michal Kranz
    A newly-released video shows an Arizona police officer shooting and killing an unarmed man in January 2016 after the man, who was crying and begging for his life, made a mistake in complying with his orders. The body camera footage was released on Friday by the judge presiding over Officer Philip Brailsford's trial after Brailsford was acquitted on Thursday for the killing. The victim, 26-year-old pest control worker Daniel Shaver, was staying in the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Mesa, Arizona while on a business trip when police received a call that someone was pointing a gun out of...
  • Buck Sexton: If police can execute an innocent man on video, none of us are safe

    12/11/2017 1:02:58 PM PST · by JP1201 · 239 replies
    The Shaver case is well beyond politics. There is nothing conservative, liberal or constitutional about an agent of the state killing an American without just cause. It is deeply wrong regardless of party or ideology. Bernie Sanders voters and the most ardent Trump supporters all should be united in outrage over the death of Daniel Shaver. Maricopa County District Attorney Bill Montgomery got it right by charging Brailsford with second degree murder. The jury got it very wrong. Shaver should be alive, and his death must be taken as a call to action. Police departments should establish that a suspect...
  • Video Shows Daniel Shaver Pleading for His Life Before Being Shot by Officer

    12/10/2017 7:45:49 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 133 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 9 2018 | Vivian Wang
    Newly released body camera footage shows a police officer shooting an unarmed man in an Arizona hotel after the man sobbed and pleaded with officers not to shoot him. The graphic video, which was released after a jury on Thursday acquitted the officer of murder and manslaughter charges, stoked outrage on social media and renewed calls for reforms in law enforcement.
  • The Police Murder of Daniel Shaver

    12/10/2017 7:10:13 AM PST · by JP1201 · 149 replies
    If you have the stomach for it, I want you to watch one of the most outrageous and infuriating videos I’ve ever seen. It shows the police shooting of Daniel Shaver in Mesa, Arizona. He was crawling on his hands and knees, crying, and begging police not to shoot him. An officer shot him anyway: The Washington Post’s account is decent, but you have to watch the video truly grasp the strangeness of the requests: In fact, the Post actually sugarcoats the encounter. At one point an officer tells him “do not put your hands down for any reason,” even...
  • ACLU challenges law against companies that boycott Israel

    12/09/2017 5:57:31 AM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Calling it a violation of free speech rights, the American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a 2016 Arizona law that bars state and local governments from doing business with any firm that won't do business with Israel. The lawsuit filed in federal court contends the law illegally forces business owners to choose between their political beliefs and being able to sell goods and services to government agencies. Attorney Kathleen Brody wants an order to prohibit the state from forcing firms from making that choice. There was no immediate response from the Attorney General's Office, which will have to...
  • Ex-Officer Found Not Guilty in Killing of Daniel Shaver

    12/07/2017 11:39:00 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    TMZ ^ | December 7, 2017 | Staff
    Police body cam footage shows the moment a Mesa, AZ police officer gunned down an unarmed man in a hotel hallway -- a shooting where the jury found the officer not guilty of 2nd degree murder. The 2016 shooting happened in a hotel where police were responding to a report of someone pointing a gun out a window. Philip Brailsford was one of the responding officers, and in this video you see and hear the cops barking out commands to a man and woman the moment they walk out of their room. While attempting to take Daniel Shaver into custody...
  • Arpaio 'seriously, seriously, seriously' considering Senate run

    12/07/2017 9:18:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/07/2017
    Former Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio told The Daily Beast Thursday that he is “seriously, seriously, seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate” to replace the retiring Jeff Flake. The Daily Beast reached out to Arpaio shortly after Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., announced his resignation over discussions with two female staffers about whether they would consider being a surrogate mother. […] Should Arpaio enter the race, he would be joining a crowded Republican primary field that includes Rep. Martha McSally and former state senator Kelli Ward. Ward, who was leading Flake by 26 points in one poll taken before...