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  • Becerra Tried To Block Server Admin Over Red Flags, But Logins Continued, With Muted Reaction

    Xavier Becerra, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, barely reacted when he learned the caucus server had been infiltrated in 2016, although he loudly decried the hack of the Democratic National Committee that happened around that same time. No one has faced punishment for the caucus server infiltration. The then-congressman, who is now California’s attorney general, refused to articulate even the barest details of the cyber breach at a press conference Wednesday, and would not say whether he’s seeking criminal charges against longtime IT aide Imran Awan and his family. Members of the Awan family logged on to the...
  • Senate Expands Investigation Into The Uranium One Deal

    12/12/2017 10:46:16 PM PST · by bitt · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/2017 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    A top Republican senator is expanding an investigation into the Uranium One deal, demanding documents from the Energy Department and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the Uranium One deal. Wyoming GOP Sen. John Barrasso wants to know whether or not former President Barack Obama’s administration intentionally misled him about Uranium One being able to export its product out of the U.S. after it was acquired by Russia.
  • A Transparent Lack of Media Curiosity – Why Was Judge Rudolph Contreras Recused From Flynn Case?…

    12/12/2017 10:13:13 PM PST · by bitt · 2 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 12/12/2017 | SUNDANCE
    Last Thursday it was announced that U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras was mysteriously recused from the Special Counsel case against General Mike Flynn, five days after Judge Contreras accepting the initial pleading. No explanation as to ‘why’? (Reuters) The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday. (read more) One might think the media apparatus, or pundit proletariat writ large, might be curious about why a U.S. District Court Judge...
  • Schumer calls cops after forged sex scandal charge

    12/12/2017 9:49:58 PM PST · by bitt · 26 replies
    axios.com ^ | 12/12/2017 | mike allen
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he was the victim of a fake news hit on Tuesday, and has turned over to Capitol Police a document that purports to detail lurid sexual harassment accusations by a former staffer. Why it matters: This was an apparent effort to dupe reporters and smear a senator — both symptoms of an amped-up news environment where harassment charges are proliferating and reporters have become targets for fraud. The former staffer told me in a phone interview that she did not author the document, that none of the charges ring true, and that her...
  • Federal Judge Recuses Herself From A Second Fusion GPS Case

    12/12/2017 8:50:06 PM PST · by bitt · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2017 | chuck ross
    A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has recused herself from a second case involving Trump dossier firm Fusion GPS. Tanya S. Chutkan, an Obama appointee, recused herself on Monday from a case involving a dispute over subpoenas issued for Fusion GPS, the firm that commissioned the dossier. Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian tech executive accused in the dossier of hacking Democrats’ computer systems, has sought to subpoena Fusion GPS records and to depose its employees to find out more about the research firm’s work on the dossier. Gubarev is suing BuzzFeed for defamation for publishing the dossier earlier this year. He...
  • Top Intel Democrat Downplays Expectations of Evidence in Russian Collusion Investigation

    12/12/2017 8:44:46 PM PST · by bitt · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/2017 | KRISTINA WONG
    The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee and a lead proponent of the Russian collusion narrative downplayed expectations there will be any smoking gun evidence showing collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, after months have passed and millions spent in investigations. Back in March, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-WA), in defending the need for investigations, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that there was “circumstantial evidence” of collusion, and that the American people had a right to know whether the circumstantial evidence of collusion is “indicative of more.” But on Sunday, Schiff backed away from the need for any actual...
  • One Mueller-Investigation Coincidence Too Many

    12/12/2017 11:55:52 AM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/12/2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Stacking the deck with anti-Trump staffers is proving to be a really bad idea. Special prosecutors, investigators, and counsels are usually a bad idea. They are admissions that constitutionally mandated institutions don’t work — and can be rescued only by supposed superhuman moralists, who are without the innate biases inherent in human nature. The record from Lawrence Walsh to Ken Starr to Patrick Fitzgerald suggests otherwise. Originally narrow mandates inevitably expand — on the cynical theory that everyone has something embarrassing to hide. Promised “short” timelines and limited budgets are quickly forgotten. Prosecutors search for ever new crimes to justify...
  • so i just had an interesting email exchange with the special counsel’s press office:

    12/12/2017 11:47:59 AM PST · by bitt · 42 replies
    INSTAPUNDIT ^ | 12/12/2017 | INSTAPUNDIT
    DECEMBER 12, 2017 SO I JUST HAD AN INTERESTING EMAIL EXCHANGE WITH THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S PRESS OFFICE: Me (GLENN REYNOLDS): I’m hearing from a source that Lisa Page was involved in approving Peter Strzok’s warrant requests to the FISC and possibly elsewhere. Can you confirm or deny if this was the case? And please tell me what her job title and function are in your office. Thanks. Them (via spokesman Joshua Stueve): Lisa Page, who was an attorney on detail to the Special Counsel’s office, returned to the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel in mid-July. Me again: Thank you...
  • FBI's McCabe 'has an Ohr problem,' will not testify on Tuesday, source says

    12/11/2017 10:34:37 PM PST · by bitt · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/12/2017 | Chad Pergram, Edmund DeMarche
    Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was reportedly scheduled to testify behind closed doors in front of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, will instead meet next week due to a "scheduling error," Department of Justice officials told Fox News. McCabe’s testimony was likely to, at least in part, focus on Peter Strzok’s role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Strzok is a former deputy to the assistant director at the FBI who was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's staff after Mueller learned Strzok had exchanged anti-Trump texts with a colleague. House investigators previously told Fox News they have...
  • “Something Far More Sinister”: FBI’s McCabe Faces Subpoena After Abruptly Canceling House Intel Comm

    12/11/2017 9:26:19 PM PST · by bitt · 80 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/11/2017 | Joshua Kaplan
    FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe abruptly cancelled an appearance before the House Intelligence Committee scheduled for Tuesday. Sources told Fox News reporter Chad Pergram that they believe McCabe canceled on the panel over fears he would be asked about recently demoted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s wife, who worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 presidential election. “FBI’s McCabe was expected to appear before Hse to Intel Cmte Tues. Now told he’s not coming. Expect subpoenas to compel McCabe to appear this wk." Source: “McCabe has an Ohr problem,” tweeted Fox News reporter Chad Pergram.
  • CNN Walks Back Jeff Sessions-Russia Bombshell

    12/11/2017 5:16:41 PM PST · by bitt · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/2017 | amber athney
    CNN has quietly walked back more of their “bombshell” reporting on the Trump-Russia collusion narrative, and this time it’s a story relating to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ security clearance forms. In May, CNN reported that Sessions had failed to disclose meetings he had with the Russian ambassador when he was a senator. Justice Department officials told CNN that Sessions had not listed those meetings on a security clearance form, even though the form says to list “any contact” with the “foreign government” or its “representatives” in the past seven years. CNN framed the non-disclosures as more evidence of collusion between...
  • California Organ Procurement Companies with Links to Hillary Clinton Admit Guilt in Illegal

    12/09/2017 6:23:18 PM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    operationrescue.org ^ | 12/09/2017 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Santa Ana, CA – Two Southern California organ procurement companies owned by the Ecuadorian Isaias crime family, have agreed to pay nearly $7.8 million in a settlement of a law suit brought by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas last year that alleges the companies broke state laws regarding the trafficking of human aborted baby body parts. The companies, DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences have admitted guilt, and have been also ordered to pay $195,000 in penalties and cease all business activities in California within 180 days. “This settlement seized all profits from DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which they...
  • Americans Want Special Counsel To Investigate Clinton Uranium Deal: IBD/TIPP Poll

    12/08/2017 9:45:38 PM PST · by bitt · 35 replies
    investors.com ^ | 12/05/2017 | editorial
    Cinton Scandal: Americans overwhelmingly support the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the 2010 deal that gave Russia direct control over one-fifth of the U.S.' uranium, a new IBD/TIPP Poll shows. Of the 50% who said they were following the uranium story closely, 68% said they would like the "Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate the uranium deal with Russia," the poll's data indicated. The convoluted deal involved a transaction in which Uranium One, a Canadian firm, was acquired by the Russian government-controlled nuclear monopoly Rosatom. But the deal had to be approved by the U.S....
  • Trump’s campaign reportedly was offered access to WikiLeaks documents

    12/08/2017 7:30:04 AM PST · by bitt · 33 replies
    Circa News ^ | dec. 8 2017 | Mark Hensch
    President Trump was offered access to hacked WikiLeaks documents during his 2016 election campaign, according to CNN. CNN on Friday reported that the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and others in the Trump Organization were also afforded the same opportunity last year. The September 4 message was sent during the height of the 2016 presidential race between now-President Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee. The email came two months after hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) publicly emerged.
  • Strategic Omnidirectional MAGA-Winning is Ongoing…

    12/06/2017 9:11:12 PM PST · by bitt · 7 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | dec 6, 2017 | SUNDANCE
    Don’t be so caught up watching the granules moving at your feet that you fail to step back and recognize the entire landscape is shifting. It Has Begun… and there’s so much of it, it’s hard to believe it is just another Wednesday. When candidate Donald Trump said: …“and we will win, and you will win, and we will keep on winning, and eventually you will say we can’t take all of this winning, …please Mr. Trump …and I will say, NO, we will win, and we will keep on winning”, I can guarantee you there was only one person...
  • BUSTED: Elizabeth Warren’s CFPB Used Secret “Slush Fund” To Funnel Billions Into Left-Wing Causes

    12/06/2017 7:24:24 AM PST · by bitt · 73 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | dec 6, 2017 | oshua Caplan
    Was the real reason behind Senator Elizabeth Warren’s outrage over Mick Mulvaney’s appointment as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) about her own political survival? The New York Post’s Paul Sperry reports that the CFPB is engaged in a wide-variety of corruption. Everything from amassing secret ledgers to using penalties to ‘launder,’ funds into left-wing causes. Of course, because the CFPB operates independently of the U.S. Government, a full audit of the agency’s balance sheet have never been done. This sad reality may very well change under Mulvaney’s leadership.
  • House Settled Lawsuit After Meeks Fired Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault Related To Donor

    12/04/2017 9:16:39 PM PST · by bitt · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | dec.4, 2017 | luke rosiak
    The Office of House Employment Counsel brokered a settlement in 2006 over allegations that Rep. Gregory Meeks fired a staffer in retaliation for reporting that she was sexually assaulted at a business tied to a campaign contributor, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. Andrea Payne, then a congressional aide in the New York Democrat’s Queens office, filed a complaint with the Office of Compliance, and Meeks fired her weeks later. He admitted that Payne’s termination did not have to do with the quality of her work, according to her lawsuit.
  • Elizabeth Warren Attacks ‘GOP Tax Scam Bill’ — Then Admits She Hasn’t Even Read It

    12/04/2017 8:59:06 AM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    conservative fighters ^ | 12/1/2017 | conservative fighters
    We can always count on Congressional Democrats to use the same old method to attack Republican tax plans. “Tax cuts for the rich, tax hikes for the middle class.” Friday night when the Senate was preparing to vote on the tax reform bill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted a video on Twitter, attacking the bill saying is a “GOP tax scam”
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing.

    11/13/2017 8:16:08 PM PST · by bitt · 20 replies
    c-span.org ^ | nov 14, 2017 | c-span
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  • Congressional referrals sparked DOJ investigations like Uranium One and Clinton Foundation

    11/13/2017 2:53:42 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    Circa.com ^ | nov.13, 2017 | Sara A. Carter
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) has confirmed it has received multiple congressional referrals for investigations over the past year regarding the sale of twenty percent of the American uranium supply to Russia's nuclear arm, as well as calls for investigations into allegations of pay-for-play regarding the Clinton Foundation, Circa has learned. Multiple sources, including congressional officials, tell Circa that the requests sent to the Department of Justice over the past year have led to ongoing investigations, which they say also include investigations into the alleged leaking of classified information to the media and the improper unmasking of Americans. DOJ spokeswoman...