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  • Mueller investigation goes on the record to deny BuzzFeed report

    01/18/2019 4:52:21 PM PST · by CaptainK · 45 replies
    Axios ^ | 1/18/19 | Haley Britzky
    n a rare move, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller has gone on the record to dispute the bombshell BuzzFeed report from Thursday night, which claimed that the special counsel has evidence that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Details: Peter Carr, spokesperson for Mueller's office, told BuzzFeed that their "description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate."
  • Jeff Bezos Relationship with TV Host Lauren Sanchez Led to Divorce

    01/09/2019 5:34:50 PM PST · by CaptainK · 65 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/9/2019 | Exclusive
    Jeff Bezos was having a relationship with former "So You Think You Can Dance" host Lauren Sanchez, and according to the National Enquirer, that's what ended his marriage. Sources closely connected with Lauren and her estranged husband, William Morris Endeavor mega-agent Patrick Whitesell, tell TMZ Lauren was indeed "seeing" Bezos in the later part of 2018. The sources add Sanchez and Whitesell separated last summer and are in the process of divorcing, and her relationship with Bezos did not begin until after her separation. Same goes for Bezos. We're told he and MacKenzie were also separated when he and Lauren...
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announce they are divorcing

    01/09/2019 6:59:32 AM PST · by CaptainK · 114 replies ^ | 1/9/2019 | Kif Leswing 31m
    Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos said that he will divorce his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, in a tweet on Wednesday. "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends," the couple wrote in the statement. "If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again," it continued.
  • Unannounced press conference with the President about the Wall

    01/03/2019 1:30:35 PM PST · by CaptainK · 126 replies
    going on right now on FOX.
  • Mattis to exit Jan. 1; Trump taps Patrick Shanahan as acting defense secretary

    12/23/2018 9:12:08 AM PST · by CaptainK · 47 replies ^ | 12/23/2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Trump said Sunday that Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will become acting Pentagon chief on Jan. 1, greatly accelerating the exit of current Defense Secretary James Mattis who had promised to stay on the job until the end of February. The president announced on Twitter that Mr. Shanahan will take the reins of the Defense Department at the beginning of 2019. It’s unclear whether Mr. Mattis decided to leave his post earlier than expected or whether he’s being forced out ahead of schedule by the White House. A former Boeing executive, Mr. Shanahan has been deputy defense secretary since...
  • The Syria Fairy Tale Lives!

    12/22/2018 5:05:18 PM PST · by CaptainK · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/22/2018 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Unlike my colleagues, I’ve been a bemused spectator during this week’s Syria follies. As readers of these columns know (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, and here), I believe the United States has less interest in Syria than in the persistence of drought in Burkina Faso. That is why I was a steadfast naysayer on American intervention in a conflict among rivals whose common ground consists of hatred for America and affinity for sharia supremacism (and the abetting thereof — I’m looking at you, Vladimir). The current frenzy was ignited by the president’s abrupt decision to pull U.S. forces (all...

    12/19/2018 4:43:47 PM PST · by CaptainK · 81 replies
    www.dailycaller ^ | 12/19/18 | Chuck Ross
    A longtime associate of late Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain provided a copy of the infamous Steele dossier to BuzzFeed News, according to an explosive court filing released Wednesday. David Kramer, a former State Department official who was an executive at the McCain Institute, met on Dec. 29, 2016 with BuzzFeed reporter Ken Bensinger, according to a filing submitted Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro. BuzzFeed published the dossier, which was authored by former British spy Christopher Steele, on Jan. 10, 2017. The disclosure was made as part of a final report ahead of Ungaro’s ruling in favor...
  • Mystery Mueller Subpoena Continues: Lockdown At DC Circuit

    12/15/2018 1:24:44 PM PST · by CaptainK · 69 replies ^ | 12/15/18 | ED MORRISSEY
    The saga of Robert Mueller’s mystery subpoena continued yesterday, but only a select few even got to see the players. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals went into a sealed session so secret that the attorneys arguing the case went in undercover, CNN reported. What could possibly be so secret in Mueller’s probe that requires this level of security? Wanna take a guess who’s name is on the mystery invitation?
  • President George HW Bush 1924-2018

    11/30/2018 8:56:11 PM PST · by CaptainK · 421 replies
    11/30/2018 | FOX NEWS
    Breaking per FOX News
  • Brother Of N.J. Family Found Dead Following Mansion Fire Charged With Arson In Separate Blaze

    11/21/2018 9:32:52 AM PST · by CaptainK · 18 replies ^ | 12/29/2018 | Meg Baker
    OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) –There is new information in the investigation into a deadly mansion fire in New Jersey. On Wednesday morning, police arrested Paul Caneiro, 51, the brother of the owner of the Colts Neck mansion, charging him with arson for a fire at his own home in Ocean Township, CBS2’s Meg Baker reported. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni confirmed that the brother of the homeowner is now in custody, charged with setting his own house on fire earlier the same day. The criminal complaint says Caneiro “set fire to his residence by using gasoline and igniting the gasoline...
  • Matthew Whitaker Can Legally Serve as Acting AGl, JD Says

    11/14/2018 7:34:51 AM PST · by CaptainK · 140 replies
    WSJl ^ | 11/14/2018 | Sadie Gurman
    Trump’s DOJ says Whitaker can serve in acting role without Senate confirmation. Matthew Whitaker can properly serve as acting attorney general without Senate confirmation, the Justice Department said in a legal opinion released Wednesday, though the document is unlikely to end the debate over Mr. Whitaker’s installation as the country’s top law-enforcement officer.
  • Over 8 million people have voted early, outpacing 2016, NBC News finds

    10/25/2018 12:32:22 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/25/2018 | John Lapinski, Stephanie Perry and Rezwana Uddin
    Less than two weeks out from Election Day, more than 8 million people nationwide have voted early in the 2018 midterms. The current nationwide total of early or absentee ballots counted — 8,156,995 — exceeds the 2016 total from two weeks before Election Day (Oct. 26, 2016) by over 200,000, according to data provided by TargetSmart and independently analyzed by the NBC News Data Analytics Lab. Nationally (among all states with early voting activity so far), Republican-affiliated voters make up 44 percent of the early voting electorate and Democratic-affiliated voters make up 40 percent of the early voting electorate. Republicans...
  • WHATEVER IT TAKES (Classic Coulter)

    10/04/2018 12:06:33 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 21 replies ^ | 10/4/2018 | Ann Coulter
    The Democrats' current position on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is: We cannot have someone addicted to beer on our highest court! What if a foreign power were to ply him with this nectar in a can? Talk about taking control of our government! Suppose they throw in a case of Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier? A bitter college roommate is going whole hog, wailing, He lied about being a beeraholic. By the media's account, Kavanaugh was a bounder, a brawler and a drunk. And yet he still managed to graduate at the top of his class, go to Yale,...
  • Christine Blasey-Ford Friend In Delaware Was Career FBI Agent (shorten headline)

    10/03/2018 5:15:46 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 25 replies ^ | 10/3/2018 | Sundance
    (Full headline) tChristine Blasey-Ford Friend In Delaware Was Career FBI Agent Likely Together During Accusation Letter Construct In a letter released last night from a former boyfriend of Christine Blasey-Ford, there was a name curiously not redacted. The name of Monica L McLean was revealed as a life-long friend who Ms. Ford helped with polygraph preparation. The media has begun to focus on the letter as outlining a lie told by Ms. Ford during recent congressional testimony… But the backstory to Ms. Monica Lee McLean is an even bigger story. In addition to boyfriend noting Ms. Monica L McLean in...
  • Botham Jean's door unlocked, lights were off when Officer Guyger mistook his apartment for hers

    09/09/2018 8:47:09 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 98 replies ^ | 9/9/2018 | Jennifer Emily
    The Dallas police officer who killed 26-year-old Botham Jean in his own apartment got inside because the door wasn’t locked, a law enforcement official said Sunday. Officer Amber Guyger had just ended a 15-hour shift when she parked on the wrong level of the South Side Flats garage— the fourth floor instead of the third, where she lived, according to the official who has direct knowledge of the case but is not authorized to discuss it publicly. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings also said Sunday that Guyger parked on the wrong floor. She went to the door she thought was hers...
  • Dallas officer who shot man in his own apartment was involved in 2017 shooting of a suspect

    09/08/2018 6:04:08 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 82 replies ^ | 9/8/2018 | Dana Branham and Naomi Martin
    The officer who killed a man in his apartment Thursday after she apparently mistook it for her own home also shot a suspect during an arrest in 2017. Officer Amber Guyger has not been officially named in connection with the shooting, but a source within the Dallas Police Department has identified her. Guyger, who has been with the department almost five years, was not indicted in the 2017 shooting of the suspect who had taken her Taser from her during a struggle. She is expected to face a manslaughter charge for killing 26-year-old Botham Jean on Thursday, but a warrant...
  • Potentially Dangerous Situation’ on Tappan Zee Delays Opening of New Cuomo Bridge Span

    09/08/2018 4:47:02 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/8/2018 | Mihir Zaveri
    The opening of the second span of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge on Saturday was delayed after a piece of its predecessor, the old Tappan Zee Bridge, which is parallel to it, became destabilized and threatened to fall, officials said. The Tappan Zee was being disassembled when the “potentially dangerous situation developed” and a piece of the old bridge became destabilized, Matthew J. Driscoll, the executive director of the New York State Thruway Authority, said in a statement on Saturday. .................. As the Democratic primary in New York on Thursday approaches, Mr. Cuomo’s opponents seized on the problem with the...
  • Flashback: Obama prosecuted staff leakers, gave lie-detector tests, ‘paranoid’

    09/07/2018 2:45:50 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Paul Bedard | September 07, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Sign up for Washington Secrets Should President Trump need a model to use to track down leakers inside his administration like the “anonymous” insider who challenged his authority in a New York Times op-ed, he need go no further back than the Obama administration that prosecuted leakers and shutout the media. According to reports at the time from even New York Times journalists, no administration was tougher on leakers and punishing to the media than Obama’s, a saga reinforced by reporters who have called Trump’s team more forthcoming. Criticism of Obama’s attacks on the media and leakers did not just...
  • Mueller will reportedly allow President Trump to give written answers

    09/04/2018 4:00:03 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 71 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/4/2018 | CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
    Special counsel Robert Mueller will allow President Trump to submit some written answers about whether his campaign colluded with Russia ahead of the 2016 election, according to a report Tuesday. Two people familiar with the matter told the New York Times that Mueller’s office made the concession in a letter to the President’s legal team. Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s top lawyer in the Russia investigation, declined to confirm or deny the existence of such a letter, but acknowledged that “of course we would prefer written answers.”
  • Media Obituaries Didn’t Give Us ‘The Full McCain’

    09/03/2018 11:34:36 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/2/2018 | John Fund
    The sugary praise, often from former critics, does his memory no favors. The past week has featured so much extravagant praise of John McCain that Jill Abramson, the former editor of the New York Times, had to admit “McCain would cringe over some of the glowing tributes pouring in.” Take this example from The New Yorker: In death, McCain had finally become one with the country that was the object of his deepest faith, and any praise lavished on him, during the funeral proceedings or at any point afterward, would redound to the greater glory of America. Yes, of course,...