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  • William Barr Fires Dana Boente, Identifies Antifa as Riot Organizers

    05/30/2020 2:46:14 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 36 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    William Barr’s big adventure took two huge steps on Saturday. First, Attorney General Barr went out of his way to call out the domestic terrorist and Democrat support group Antifa as one of the main organizers behind the nationwide set of riots happening in Democrat-controlled big cities this weekend. He also took great pains to note that the crossing of state lines to organize or participate in riots is a federal crime Here’s an outtake from his speech: “Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda. In many places, it...
  • FBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, ousted amid Fox News criticism for role in Flynn investigation

    05/30/2020 2:27:20 PM PDT · by truthkeeper · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 30, 2020 | Julia Ainsley and Pete Williams
    After a 38-year career with the Justice Department, the FBI's top lawyer Dana Boente was asked to resign on Friday. Two sources familiar with the decision to dismiss Boente said it came from high levels of the Justice Department rather than directly from FBI Director Christopher Wray. His departure comes on the heels of recent criticism by Fox News for his role in the investigation of former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. A spokesman for the FBI confirmed to NBC News that Boente did in fact resign on Friday...
  • Flynn Case Update – Reviewing Missouri U.S. Attorney Provides Exculpatory Evidence Under Seal…

    04/24/2020 9:31:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    A very interesting development that could prove to be quite important. Today Michael Flynn’s counsel received a letter from the DOJ notifying his defense the Missouri U.S. Attorney, who was brought in to review all of the evidence in the case, has delivered new evidence and information on the case filed under seal. Here’s the letter: Further reporting from Sean Davis at the Federalist gives some background on the sealed evidence that indicates the provided information is exculpatory. According to Davis’s sources the internal investigative documents “will reflect poorly on the FBI.” […] The new documents, which were filed...
  • The FISA Court’s Feeble Rebuke of the FBI Means The Court Should be Abolished

    12/21/2019 7:51:13 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    GREGG JARRETT ^ | 12/20/2019 | GREGG JARRETT
    The FISA court has awakened from its deep slumber. Too damned late… and not enough. Finally, the FISA court has awakened from its deep slumber. Too damned late… and not enough. On Tuesday, presiding judge Rosemary Collyer issued an order slamming fired director James Comey’s FBI for presenting “false information,” concealing exculpatory evidence, and misleading the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. But her judicial fix is feckless. She is now demanding that the FBI present the steps it will take to remedy these problems in future surveillance warrant applications. If this is her idea of a solution, it’s a joke. And...
  • Joe diGenova: FISA report circulating 'inside and outside' of Justice Department

    08/30/2019 7:56:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 111 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 29, 2019 | Daniel Chaitin
    diGenova said Inspector General Michael Horowitz has determined all four FISA warrants against one-time Trump campaign aide Carter Page were illegally obtained. ... DiGenova said if he were attorney general, any officials involved in obtaining the Page FISA warrants who are still in the department would be "gone." He singled out Dana Boente, who is the general counsel now under FBI Director Christopher Wray. The April 2017 FISA renewal was approved by Boente and former FBI Director James Comey, ... DiGenova also discussed the two people he wants to hear from after the FISA report is released. He said he...
  • Ford's lawyers send letter to FBI: "It has been five days" and no interview yet

    10/02/2018 2:37:09 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 121 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 2 October 2018 | Phil Mattingly
    Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and FBI General Counsel Dana Boente on Tuesday, saying they have received no response from the FBI after offering Ford’s full cooperation with the investigation last Friday. Debra Katz and Michael Bromwich say they have sent the FBI multiple letters and emails that include names of witnesses and evidence “that would likely assist the FBI” in its investigation. They also write, “This afternoon, we learned of media reports that the FBI does not intend to interview either Dr. Ford or Judge Kavanaugh. We hope that this reporting...
  • US Drops Spy Charges Against Lobbyists

    05/01/2009 9:48:54 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 16 replies · 1,299+ views ^ | 05/01/2009 | AP
    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Federal prosecutors moved Friday to dismiss espionage-related charges against two former pro-Israel lobbyists accused of disclosing classified U.S. defense information, ending a tortuous inside-the-Beltway legal battle rife with national security intrigue. Critics of the prosecution of Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee accused the federal government of trying to criminalize the sort of back-channel discussions between government officials, lobbyists and reporters that are commonplace in Washington. AIPAC is an influential pro-Israel lobbying group. The indictment had alleged that Rosen and Weissman conspired to obtain and then disclose to journalists and the...

    07/21/2018 3:33:51 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 224 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/21/2018 | F-I/D-J
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has disclosed a previously top-secret set of documents related to the wiretapping of Carter Page, the onetime Trump campaign adviser who was at the center of highly contentious accusations by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee that the F.B.I. had abused its surveillance powers. [Read the documents here.]
  • Comey: 'I didn't get a sense' Trump was aware of Steele dossier allegations

    04/29/2018 2:31:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/18 | Julia Manchester
    Former FBI Director James Comey said on Sunday that he did not believe President Trump was aware of the explosive allegations made against him in the "Steele dossier." Comey briefed Trump on the unverified document, compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, last year. "When you told him the contents of the Steele dossier, did you get the impression it was the first time he'd ever heard those allegations?" NBC's Chuck Todd asked Comey on "Meet the Press." "Yes," Comey said, "And I didn't give him the briefing on the whole Steele dossier. My assignment was to brief him...
  • Comey Unhinged -- for Good Reason

    02/03/2018 4:38:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | February 3, 2018 | J. Marsolo
    The Nunes Memo confirms that the basis for the FISA warrants to spy on Trump associates was the Steele “dossier,” paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton. The Memo reveals that the FBI also paid for it. The persons who signed the FISA applications are James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, Rod Rosenstein, and Dana Boente. The Memo confirms that the political origins of the Steele Dossier, that it was bought and paid for by Hillary and the DNC, were not disclosed to the FISA court. The legal standard for a search warrant was stated by the Supreme Court...
  • Dana Boente’s Resignation as U.S. Attorney Could Endanger Mueller’s Russia Investigation

    10/29/2017 5:22:23 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/27/2017 | Max Kutner
    With the resignation of Dana Boente on Friday as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to replace another Obama-era holdover in the Department of Justice line of succession. If Trump demands that the department fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and if enough officials resign or get fired rather than carry out his order, the decision to do so could fall to Boente’s successor. As Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump has been interviewing candidates for some of the 93 open U.S. attorney positions. Democratic lawmakers and legal...
  • Trump Backs Deputy AG on No Special Prosecutor for Russia Probe (Deputy AG Rosenstein)

    06/12/2017 8:15:24 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 12 May 2017 11:13 PM | Todd Beamon
    President Donald Trump said Friday that he agreed with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that no special prosecutor was needed for the Russian probe because it's already under investigation by Congress. "You have it before the House," Trump told Jeanine Pirro on Fox News in an interview to be aired on Saturday. "You have it before the Senate." Separate inquiries are being conducted by the intelligence committees of both chambers. CNN reported Friday that Rosenstein had said that no special counsel was needed.
  • House Intel Leaders Ask Justice Department For Alleged Wiretapping Evidence

    03/10/2017 1:35:27 PM PST · by drewh · 32 replies
    ABC News and Reuters ^ | 3 hours ago | Rick Klein Ben Siegel and Mary Bruce
    The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee have formally asked the Justice Department to turn over any documentary evidence -- applications, orders or warrants -- related to alleged wiretaps of President Donald Trump and his associates during the campaign, two congressional aides confirm to ABC News. They have asked DOJ officials to provide information -- if it exists -- by March 13, one aide said. The request was submitted to acting deputy general Dana Boente, who stepped in for Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he recused himself. The request from House Intel Committee Chairs Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Adam Schiff...
  • Obama Engineered an Obama-Friendly Lawyer to Succeed Sessions In Case Sessions Had to Recuse Himself

    03/03/2017 9:48:05 PM PST · by MaxistheBest · 93 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 03/04/2017 | Ace of Spades
    On his way out the door, Obama also rewrote the line of succession in cases where the AG recuses himself. (I didn't know there was such a previously-planned chain of succession.) He specifically wrote one senior guy out of the succession, and re-routed the succession to go right to his friendlies. Amid Thursday;s over-hyped brouhaha about Jeff Sessions meeting with the Russian ambassador, a curious detail emerged. In Sessions's recusal memo, it was explained who at the Justice Department would be handling any investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia. "Consistent with the succession order for the Department...
  • Trump fires acting attorney general after she defies him on immigration ban

    01/30/2017 8:12:33 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 96 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan. 30, 2017 | Mark Abadi
    President Donald Trump fired acting US Attorney General Sally Yates after she defied him on his controversial executive order on immigrants and refugees, according to a statement White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued Monday night. "The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States," the statement read in part. Trump named Dana Boente, a US district attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve in Yates's place until the president's attorney general appointee Jeff Sessions is confirmed. Earlier Monday,...
  • Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Who Defied Him

    01/30/2017 6:37:07 PM PST · by springwater13 · 66 replies
    President Trump fired his acting attorney general on Monday after she defiantly refused to defend his immigration executive order, accusing the Democratic holdover of trying to obstruct his agenda for political reasons. Taking action in an escalating crisis for his 10-day-old administration, Mr. Trump declared that Sally Q. Yates had “betrayed” the administration, the White House said in a statement. The president appointed Dana J. Boente, United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as acting attorney general until Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama is confirmed. Ms. Yates’s decision confronted the president with a stinging challenge to...
  • Trump fires acting AG after Justice Department staff told not to defend refugee order

    01/30/2017 6:46:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 151 replies
    Fox ^ | January 30, 2017
    President Donald Trump relieved acting Attorney General Sally Yates of her duties Monday night after she directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend Trump's controversial executive refugee and immigration ban. Yates, a holdover from the Obama Administration, was replaced as acting attorney general by Dana Boente, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Yates had "betrayed the Justice Department" by refusing to enforce Trump's order, which temporarily halted the entire U.S. refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days.
  • BREAKING: POTUS has named Dana Boente, US Attorney ... as Acting Attorney General.

    01/30/2017 6:22:34 PM PST · by Enchante · 292 replies
    White House Press Office ^ | January 30, 2017 | Sean Spicer
    Sean Spicer Verified account ā€¸@PressSec .@POTUS has named Dana Boente, US Attorney for the Eastern District of VA as Acting Attorney General. Sally Yates has been relieved.