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  • Did Trump just make a ‘hugely damning admission’ in the Stormy Daniels case?

    04/26/2018 9:02:02 AM PDT · by bitt · 53 replies
    WAPO ^ | 4/26/2018 | Aaron blake
    President Trump made a rare public comment about the Michael Cohen-Stormy Daniels case Thursday morning, playing down the lawyer's work for him and insisting that he didn't know about Cohen's business activities. But Trump also said something that would seem ... less than ideal. While describing Cohen's allegedly limited work for him — a “tiny fraction” of his legal work, Trump assured — Trump confirmed to “Fox and Friends” that Cohen “represented” him in the Daniels case.
  • New Group of JFK Assassination Documents Available to the Public

    04/26/2018 8:14:46 AM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    federal archives ^ | 4/26/2018 | federal archives
    In accordance with President Trump’s direction on October 26, 2017, the National Archives today posted 19,045 documents subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act). Released documents are available for download. The versions released today were processed by agencies in accordance with the President’s direction that agency heads be extremely circumspect in recommending any further postponement. The John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection, established by the National Archives in November 1992, consists of approximately five million pages. The vast majority of the collection has been publicly available without any restrictions since the late...
  • DOJ: Key FBI Brass Flip on McCabe & Comey; High-Level Officials Testify Against Fired FBI Chiefs

    04/25/2018 10:55:22 PM PDT · by bitt · 34 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 4/25/2018 | Investigative Bureau
    The inner circle of James Comey and Andrew McCabe on the 7th Floor of FBI HQ has flipped, according to high level Justice Department officials. The once-loyal cabal of FBI brass and leaders who reigned during the FBI tenures of Comey and McCabe have been testifying against their former bosses, DOJ sources confirm. For now at least that cooperation involves cooperation with the Inspector General. Soon, that would likely extend to grand juries, according to sources. In law enforcement circles, these players are referred to as Rats, cops who implicate other cops to save their jobs and pensions. So who...
  • Epic – First Lady Melania Trump Selected “Clinton China Service”, Previously Stolen by Bill and

    04/25/2018 10:32:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 4/25/2018 | SUNDANCE
    This is far too epic-worthy not to achieve a bit more attention. Twitter handle IWillRedPillYou did a little digging on the more nuanced aspects from last night’s State Dinner, held by President Trump and Melania Trump to honor French President Macron and Brigitte Macron, and discovered a hilarious detail: “Get this: The China (dinette set) Trump Ordered Used Tuesday Night for the Macron Dinner? Same China Bill and Hillary Clinton STOLE from the White House and Were Forced to Return (Dead Serious – Trump = Master Troll)” [Tweet Link]
  • U.S. attorney general tiptoes around Russia probe at hearing

    04/25/2018 9:22:47 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 4/25/2018 | sarah n. lynch
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Questions about President Donald Trump and the investigation into whether his 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia overshadowed a Senate hearing on Wednesday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been a frequent target of Trump’s wrath. Sessions was the sole witness at the hearing on the Justice Department’s proposed 2019 budget, where Democrats repeatedly drew the spotlight to the Russia probe. In ways that could keep Trump’s fury in check, Sessions delicately navigated questions on recusals, pardons and even the possible firing of high-ranking officials. Sessions would not say if he had recused himself, or...
  • Rod Rosenstein Eyeing Exit from DOJ; Mulling Job Offers from Network TV News and Law Firms

    04/24/2018 7:01:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 72 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 4/23/2018 | ADMIN
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is mulling job offers from at least one mainstream media network television news team and two law firms who would hire the embattled public servant as a partner, according to sources in the Justice Department. The problem is Rosenstein still employed by the Justice Department. Perhaps not for long. But he might be looking for a way to parachute out before he is fired by President Trump. Or have a landing pad in case he is fired. NBC News has discussed a position with Rosenstein as an on-air pundit and analyst, sources said. And a...
  • 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...