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  • Anatomy of a Political Smear Confirmed – James Comey January Briefing Was Scripted by Clapper

    04/21/2018 8:44:40 AM PDT · by bitt · 43 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 4/20/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Generally I would not refer so strongly to a prior discussion thread if the latest information did not absolutely confirm what was originally suspected. On January 10th, 2017 we discussed “The Anatomy of a Modern Political Smear“, where we connected the dots, as they were happening in-real-time between James Comey, the Obama intelligence community and the media, specifically CNN. {Please See Here}
  • DNC Files Frivolous Campaign Lawsuit, Trump Campaign Responds: We Look Forward To Discovery…

    04/21/2018 8:40:39 AM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 4/21/2018 | SUNDANCE
    In a pathetic attempt to keep pushing the vast Russian conspiracy narrative; and trying to get out in front of growing evidence that former Obama administration, government officials, DNC and weaponized government conspired to assist Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential bid; the DNC has filed a lawsuit against the Trump campaign accusing their opposition of what they are transparently guilty of. New York – The Democratic National Committee on Friday filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks that alleges a massive conspiracy to swing the 2016 election in favor of the president. The complaint, filed in...
  • McCabe: The Inspector General is a Joke and There's No Way I'm Getting Prosecuted

    04/19/2018 10:10:21 PM PDT · by bitt · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is quite confident the DOJ Inspector General's referral Thursday to the U.S. Attorney for his criminal prosecution is going nowhere. "We were advised of the referral within the past few weeks. Although we believe the referral is unjustified, the standard for an IG referral is very low," McCabe's attorney released in a statement Thursday afternoon. "We have already met with staff members from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. We are confident that, unless there is inappropriate pressure from high levels of the Administration, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will conclude that it should decline to prosecute."...
  • North Korea willing to accept 'complete denuclearization' without conditions, Moon says

    04/19/2018 9:24:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | reuters
    President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that he would walk away from his upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un if it wasn’t going to be ‘fruitful.’ SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has expressed its commitment to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday, as the United States vowed to maintain "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang. Moon said big-picture agreements about denuclearization, establishing a peace regime and normalization of relations between the two Koreas and the United States should not be difficult to reach through summits between the North and...
  • Bill Gates Backs Plan to Surveil the Entire Planet From Space

    04/19/2018 6:41:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 41 replies
    gizmodo.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | rhett jones
    EarthNow is a new company looking to provide satellite imagery and live video in virtually real-time. Its unsettling pitch describes a network of satellites that can see any corner of the globe and provide live video with a latency of about a second. And a look at the startup’s top investors gives a lot of confidence that this thing is happening. On Wednesday, EarthNow announced that it will emerge from the Intellectual Ventures ISF Incubator to become a full-scale commercial business. Its first round of investors is comprised of a small group of complimentary powerhouses: AirBus, the SoftBank Group, Bill...
  • DOJ Sending Comey Memos to Congress Today

    04/19/2018 1:52:11 PM PDT · by bitt · 50 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 4/19/2018 | Christina Laila
    Faced with the threat of subpoena, the Justice Department is expected to send Comey’s unredacted memos to Congress later Thursday. The deadline passed several days ago prompting Rep DeSantis to call for contempt charges against Rosenstein. The Daily Beast confirmed the Justice Department is finally complying with the oversight committee’s request and will be sending Comey’s memos to Congress today or tomorrow. Comey penned 7 memos stemming from 9 conversations with President Trump. The fired FBI Director admitted to leaking contents of the memos to the New York Times through a friend in order to prompt a special counsel investigation...
  • Soros foundations to quit Hungary amid political hostility

    04/19/2018 1:47:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    YAHOO.COM ^ | 4/19/2018 | reuters
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - George Soros' Open Society Foundations will close their office in Budapest and move their eastern European operations to Berlin, Austria's Die Presse newspaper reported on Thursday. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has blamed Soros, a Hungarian-born U.S. financier, for a host of ills and pushed through legislation cracking down on non-governmental organizations called the "Stop Soros" laws which drew international criticism. The Hungarian news web site 444.hu said the Open Society Foundations office would shut by Aug. 31 and move first to Vienna then on to Berlin. Reuters was not been able to immediately reach the Open...
  • Justice Dept. watchdog sends McCabe findings to federal prosecutors for possible charges

    04/19/2018 1:20:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    CNN.COM ^ | 4/19/2018 | Pamela Brown
    The Justice Department's inspector general referred its findings on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US attorney's office in Washington for possible criminal charges associated with lying to internal investigators, according to a source familiar with the matter. When exactly the referral was made to the US attorney's office was not immediately clear, and prosecutors there may decline to prosecute. Last week, the IG issued a report finding that McCabe "lacked candor" on four occasions with internal investigators when discussing a Wall Street Journal article about the FBI's Clinton Foundation investigation, according to a copy of the report...
  • Alex Rodriguez's nephew kidnapped in New York City hotel over $600G Lamborghini sale

    04/19/2018 12:31:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    fox news ^ | 4/19/2018 | Katherine Lamm
    Alex Rodriguez’s nephew was kidnapped and held for ransom in a New York City hotel early Thursday after a deal involving two people and a $600,000 Lamborghini went bad. Norberto Susini, 29, who plays in independent baseball leagues, met two men identified as Lamin Vucetovic, 33, and Anthony Gilkes, 30, in Manhattan’s Times Square to sell them the luxury vehicle, police told FoxNews.com. Gilkes and Vucetovic reportedly drove Susini to the Marriott Marquis, but then demanded Susini return a $35,000 deposit. The men then allegedly held Susini against his will in the hotel room. Police said the pair then called...
  • Congress Sends Criminal Referral To Sessions, Wray and Prosecutor Huber…

    04/18/2018 10:11:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 4/18/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Led by Representative Ron DeSantis congress has sent a criminal referral letter (full pdf below) to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Federal Prosecutor John Huber. The identified targets of the referral include: •former FBI Director James Comey; •former Asst. FBI Director Andrew McCabe; •former Attorney General Loretta Lynch; •former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; •current FBI Agent Peter Strzok; and •current DOJ Attorney Lisa Page (former Special Counsel to Andrew McCabe). The identified reasoning for each of the referrals is outlined in the letter below. However, the risk to James Comey is not simply contained within...
  • Congressmen Repeatedly Failed To Supervise IT Aides With ‘Keys To The Kingdom,’ Officials Say

    04/17/2018 9:39:24 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/16/2018 | luke rosiak
    Only one IT aide currently working directly for members of Congress has ever completed a background check, members’ data have been improperly mixed with other members’ data, and members provided almost no supervision, officials revealed Thursday in a House hearing spurred by “egregious” violations by former IT aide Imran Awan. Members of Congress threw “$10 million” in additional funding to the [chief administrative officer (CAO)] in order to enhance their cybersecurity program” in June 2017. The move followed repeated cybersecurity threats against members of Congress, including the detection of what an IG report called “unauthorized access” by Awan. They also...
  • CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend

    04/17/2018 6:33:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    WAPO ^ | 4/17/2018 | Shane Harris, Carol D. Leonnig, Greg Jaffe and David Nakamura
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Trump to meet with that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trip. The extraordinary meeting between one of Trump’s most trusted emissaries and the authoritarian head of a rogue state was part of an effort to lay the groundwork for direct talks between Trump and Kim about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, according to the two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the highly classified nature of the talks.
  • Justice Department IG Horowitz predicts Clinton email report will be out in May

    04/16/2018 8:38:12 PM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    fox news ^ | 4/16/2018 | Catherine Herridge
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz expects his wide-ranging report on the FBI and DOJ’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe to be finished next month and has been asked to testify before the House oversight committee on May 8, according to letters reviewed by Fox News. Horowitz addressed the timing in a letter to Senator Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. He wrote that the report, which began in January 2017 with bipartisan support, has been extended due to “potentially important additional information and documents that recently came to our attention, and the interviews they have required...
  • U.S. Seeks Arab Force and Funding for Syria

    04/16/2018 8:05:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 44 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/15/2018 | MICHAEL GORDON
    Under plan, troops would replace American military contingent after ISIS defeat and help secure country’s north; proposal faces challenges. WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is seeking to assemble an Arab force to replace the U.S. military contingent in Syria and help stabilize the northeastern part of the country after the defeat of Islamic State, U.S. officials said. John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, recently called Abbas Kamel, Egypt’s acting intelligence chief, to see if Cairo would contribute to the effort, officials said. The initiative comes as the administration has asked Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to...
  • Blue Wave? Anxious Republicans Keep...Gaining on Democrats in National Polling

    04/16/2018 3:37:00 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/16/2018 | guy benson
    There's an odd dichotomy playing out in our politics in which the conventional wisdom -- prodded by wild current events, history, developments like this and a pattern of off-year and special election results -- is sliding in one direction (a blue wave), whereas public polling has been moving in the opposite direction. Last week, we brought you Quinnipiac's latest national survey, which confirmed a downward trend for Democrats. Their 'generic ballot' lead over the GOP had tightened from ten points to six...to just three. That outcome wasn't too much of an outlier, we argued, and now a few brand new...
  • Trail of James Comey’s Dirt on Loretta Lynch Discovered Within IG Report on Andrew McCab

    04/15/2018 9:05:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 70 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 4/15/2018 | SUNDANCE
    A very interesting development is unfolding as a result of internet researcher TracyBeanz [Twitter HERE – YouTube HERE] and some insightful dot connecting by those following. The outline begins via a relatively under-reported accusation about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch by former FBI Director James Comey in his upcoming book. According to ABC News Comey writes in “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” that he became the public face of the investigation partly because of a mysterious development which he felt could cast “serious doubt” on Lynch’s independence. “Had it become public, the unverified material would undoubtedly have been...
  • THE PRESIDENT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW (HUGE BARF ALERT!)

    04/15/2018 4:40:49 PM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    nytimes ^ | 4/15/2018 | editorial
    “This great nation can tolerate a president who makes mistakes,” declared Senator Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican. “But it cannot tolerate one who makes a mistake and then breaks the law to cover it up.” No, Mr. Hatch wasn’t talking about Donald Trump. It was 1999, and he was talking about Bill Clinton. At that time, the American system — and the flawed yet sometimes heroic people their fellow Americans choose to lead them — underwent, and passed, a hard test: The president, his financial dealings and his personal relationships were painstakingly investigated for years. Prosecutors ultimately accused Mr. Clinton...
  • Chairman Bob Goodlatte Discusses IG Report on Andrew McCabe and Other Matters…

    04/15/2018 3:24:49 PM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 4/15/2018 | SUNDANCE
    House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss his review of Inspector General Horowitz report on the background for Andrew McCabe’s firing. With direct and specific oversight responsibility over the U.S. Department of Justice, Chairman Goodlatte is one of the key congressional leaders looking into the myriad of issues with the former DOJ and FBI officials running the agencies.
  • Former first lady Barbara Bush will no longer seek medical treatment in face of failing health

    04/15/2018 11:29:40 AM PDT · by bitt · 82 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 4/15/2018 | Katelyn Carrel
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush, 92, decided Sunday to focus on comfort care in the face of her failing health, rather than additional medical treatment. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment, and instead will focus on comfort care,” read a statement from the office of George H. W. Bush. Bush has been in an out of the hospital the past year battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure. The former first lady has been married to former...
  • JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO OPENING STATEMENT - 4/14/2018

    04/14/2018 9:26:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/14/2018 | JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO
    Classic Judge Jeanine - she slices and dices Comey video 9 minutes