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  • DOJ Releases Carter Page FISA Applications

    07/21/2018 6:52:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:30 PM 07/21/2018 Chuck Ross | Reporter | Chuck Ross | Reporter
    DOJ has released 412 pages of top-secret documents related to surveillance conducted against former Trump campaign chairman Carter Page.Documents include an Oct2016 application and three renewal applications for FISA warrants against Page.The NYT and other news outlets obtained the applications through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.“The FBI believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government,” reads the FISA application.“the FBI believes that Page has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government,” reads the initial FISA application, dated Oct. 21, 2016. The DOJ and FBI obtained 3 additional FISAs in Jan,Apr,Jun 2017.The application also...
  • Two-Thirds of Michael Cohen’s Disputed Communications with Trump Covered By Attorney-Client Priv..

    07/20/2018 3:04:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Special master Barbara Jordan ruled Thursday that nearly two-thirds of the documents that Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump, has said were covered by attorney-client privilege should remain private and should not go to the government. Cohen’s lawyers claimed earlier this year that 4,085 of the 887,000 documents that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized from his office and residence involved communications with President Trump and  were protected by attorney-client privilege. Jordan agreed with 2,633 of those claims — some 64.4%. The other documents — 14,52 in all — will go to the FBI. According to lawandcrime.com, Cohen’s...
  • Tucker Carlson: Robert Mueller Seeking Immunity for Tony Podesta to Testify Against Paul Manafort

    07/20/2018 12:58:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 51 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 19, 2018 | sundance
    When it was first discovered Tuesday that Robert Mueller had filed a motion (full pdf below) to grant limited immunity to five witnesses; and simultaneously seal the court records -protecting them- therein; the benefactors of that immunity request were predictably expected to include: Tony Podesta, and/or John Podesta, and/or Kimberley Fritts and/or Rick Gates; in exchange for their testimony against Paul Manafort.The reason is simple, Paul Manafort was a business associate working with Tony Podesta lobbying on behalf of Ukraine; Kimberley Fritts was Podesta’s CEO.  Paul Manafort was not a registered lobbyist, violating FARA rules; however, neither was Tony or...
  • Erdogan wants more from Trump before Turkey will free pastor

    07/19/2018 2:25:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | July 18, 2018 | Amberin Zaman
    Defying expectations, a Turkish court rebuffed appeals today to free Andrew Brunson, the US pastor whose trial on bogus terror charges has become a litmus test for turbulent ties between Turkey and the United States. The trial was adjourned until Oct. 12.The North Carolina pastor has been charged with espionage and links to coup plotters and Kurdish militants and could face up to 35 years if convicted. Brunson continued to deny any wrongdoing in his third courtroom hearing, amid a string of wild assertions from witnesses for the prosecution. “I am an innocent man on all these charges. I reject...
  • Turkish prosecutors investigate opposition leader for sharing cartoon (opposition = Kemalists, CHP)

    07/19/2018 7:01:32 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Ahval (events) ^ | Jul 18 2018 | none stated
    Turkish prosecutors are investigating the leader of the main opposition party to decide whether to charge him with insulting the president for sharing a cartoon showing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a variety of animals in solidarity with students arrested for putting the image on a banner at their graduation, secularist newspaper Sözcü said. Thirteen years ago, a court dismissed charges that the cartoon, entitled “The World of Tayyips”, insulted Erdoğan by depicting the then-prime minister as a number of animals. The cartoon was drawn in response to Erdoğan suing another cartoonist who depicted him as a cat getting caught...
  • Turkish opp. leader fined record sum for defamation of Erdogan, family (Opposition = CHP "Kemalist")

    07/18/2018 6:20:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    NRT TV ^ | 7-18-18 | (NRT/Reuters)
    SULAIMANI — Turkey’s main opposition leader was fined on Wednesday (July 18) for defaming President Tayyip Erdogan and his family over claims about international money transfers, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.Erdogan has dismissed the allegations by Republican People’s Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu, saying in November last year that his family “haven’t sent a dime abroad”.Officials at the presidency could not immediately be reached for comment.The president, who was re-elected three weeks ago and assumed sweeping new executive powers, had vowed to take Kilicdaroglu to court, saying he would “pay the price”.Kilicdaroglu has since been ordered to pay Erdogan...
  • Turkish court rules to keep terror-linked US pastor in jail, next hearing set for October

    07/18/2018 11:02:28 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 7-18-2018 | none stated
    A Turkish court ordered on Wednesday U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, who is being tried on terrorism and spying charges, to remain in detention, rejecting his lawyer's plea for release. The judge said the next hearing in the trial would be on October 12. Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades, was indicted on charges of helping the GĂĽlenist Terror Group (FETĂ–), which Ankara blames for the failed 2016 coup, as well as supporting the PKK terrorists organization. Speaking to reporters in western Izmir province after the ruling, U.S. Charge d'Affaires...
  • Iran must halt execution of Ramin Hossein Panahi, say UN rights experts

    07/17/2018 8:24:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    GENEVA (18 June 2018) – UN human rights experts* have made a fresh call to Iran to annul the death sentence imposed on Iranian Kurd Ramin Hossein Panahi, amid reports that he will be executed after the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The execution of Mr. Panahi was previously set for 3 May, but was postponed. It is understood that a request for a judicial review was rejected by the Iranian Supreme Court in late May, and the sentence against him was then referred to the office responsible for carrying it out.“The Iranian authorities must now halt the...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Russia has something on Trump, explains 'his refusal to stand up to Putin' at summit

    07/16/2018 9:20:56 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Updated: 12:02 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested the Kremlin is blackmailing President Trump Monday, suggesting Russia has something against the president as the two world leaders met in Helsinki, Finland.Her comments came as Mr. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a press conference wrapping up their summit, which lasted several hours. Every single day, I find myself asking: what do the Russians have on @realDonaldTrump personally, financially, & politically? The answer to that question is that only thing that explains his behavior & his refusal to stand up to Putin. #ABetterDeal — Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) July 16, 2018 Early Monday,...
  • Troubling Questions Emerge About FBI’s Strzok; Father Worked in Africa for Companies Linked..

    07/14/2018 9:57:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 127 replies
    True Pundit ^ | May 30, 2018 | Investigative Bureau
    Embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok, embroiled in the spying and wiretapping scandal of President Trump, grew up in Africa for a stint while his father worked for companies that have long been linked as operational and funding cut-outs for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to records.Now, as the spying and wiretapping scandal of the FBI has implicated former CIA Director John Brennan and Barack Obama’s CIA, questions have emerged about the FBI Strzok’s connections to the CIA. And that of his family too. The Inspector General is probing many facets of FBI corruption, along with House and Senate committees. That...
  • Family of Kurdish female fighter seen naked, mutilated in graphic viral video speaks out

    07/13/2018 11:44:19 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-11-2018 | Hollie McKay
    KOBANI, Syria –  As the battle for the northwestern Syrian city of Afrin raged earlier this year, amid Turkey’s eventually successful “Operation Olive Branch” to seize control from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), images of the bloodbath flooded social media. But there was one especially shocking video, captured via cellphone, that ignited international outcry: a fighter with the all-female Kurdish unit known as the YPJ lay dead and half-naked in the dirt, her body mutilated with deep cuts lacerating her exposed breasts. Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters in military fatigues can be seen swarming the corpse, groping the pockets of her...
  • 'Erdoganism' makes Western debut at NATO summit

    07/12/2018 12:06:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | July 11, 2018 | Cengiz Candar
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro describes his close friend Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “leader of the new multipolar world.” Maduro has been enthusiastically tweeting Erdogan's praises since July 8. Though Maduro may not be a good example of a statesman with wide international stature/prestige, his characterization of Erdogan is quite accurate.Erdogan’s July 9 inauguration might as well have been called a coronation with all the pomp that surrounded it. In addition to Maduro and the leaders of Pakistan, numerous countries in Africa, the Balkans, Southeast Europe and some of Turkey’s immediate neighbors, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attended, plus old friends of Erdogan — former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi...
  • [OPINION] Turkey’s new government spells more troubles for all

    07/12/2018 5:19:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | July 11, 2018 | Abdullah Bozkurt
    An Orwellian nightmare is unfolding in Turkey, where life for Turks and foreigners has gotten much worse in the post-election period during which the paranoia of the countryÂ’s strongman has started to run even deeper, painting a bleak prospect for the nation of 81 million that straddles Asia and Europe. The fear factor in the mindset of Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan has clearly reflected itself in the Cabinet reshuffle, bringing more loyalists, hard-core Islamists to the government, allowing cronies to rise to increased prominence. The face of the Cabinet can only be interpreted as a further indication that ErdoÄźan...
  • President Trump Pardons Hammonds

    07/10/2018 6:19:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    Congressional Western Caucus ^ | July 10, 2018 | Tanner Hanson
    His action makes right a heartless judicial excess - in keeping with the purpose of clemency For Immediate Release Date: July 10, 2018 Contact: Tanner Hanson Tanner.Hanson@mail.house.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today,  Members of the Congressional Western Caucus including Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01), House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (OR-02), Chief Rules Officer Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Western Caucus Member Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) issued statements following the announcement of President Trump's decision to issue full pardons for Dwight and Steven Hammond of Oregon:  Congressman Gosar stated, “Besides being a commendable application of the...
  • Full text of David Davis’s resignation letter and Theresa May’s reply (BREXIT)

    07/10/2018 8:19:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    BREXIT Central ^ | July 9, 2018 | David Davis, Secretary of State for BREXIT
    Here is the text of the letter David Davis sent the Prime Minister, tendering his resignation as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union:  Dear Prime Minister,As you know there have been a significant number of occasions in the last year or so on which I have disagreed with the Number 10 policy line, ranging from accepting the Commission’s sequencing of negotiations through to the language on Northern Ireland in the December Joint Report. At each stage I have accepted collective responsibility because it is part of my task to find workable compromises, and because I considered it was still...
  • UNHOLY ALLIANCE: Did US Intelligence Agencies Collude With Clinton To Influence The 2016 Election?

    07/10/2018 7:37:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1:58 AM 07/10/2018 | John D. O'Connor
    As controversial as the Steele dossier has become, it may well prove key to a political corruption scandal far more insidious than anyone has presently suggested. To be sure, critics have blasted its seeming partisan falsity, and many also have declaimed that it enabled the FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. And there is evidence that the opening of the “Russiagate” investigation was itself premised strongly on this “salacious and unverified” report. But little attention has been paid to the role of American intelligence agencies in its creation, which now is appearing substantial, and which would implicate a...
  • BORIS SPEAKS: ‘Brexit is Dying, White Flags Are Fluttering, May Deal Will Make Britain an EU Colony’

    07/10/2018 5:30:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    Breitbart (London) ^ | 9 Jul 2018 | Jack Montgomery
    Ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has absolutely excoriated Theresa May and her Brexit strategy in his resignation letter, warning that Brexit is “dying” and Britain is “headed for the status of colony”. The former Mayor of London’s resignation followed that of David Davis, who had been Secretary of State at the newly-created Department for Exiting the European Union and was at least nominally in charge of the negotiations with the EU. Davis felt he could not defend the ultra-soft Brexit vision imposed by May at a Cabinet away day in the prime ministerial estate of Chequers, as it left Brussels and its...
  • Hero SAS dog saves the lives of six elite soldiers in Syria by ripping out jihadi's throat..

    07/09/2018 5:17:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 69 replies
    Daily Mail Company ^ | 04:41 EDT, 8 July 2018 | Updated: 10:19 EDT, 8 July 2018 | George Martin For Mailonline
    The dog had been out on patrol in northern Syria with a team of six crack troops As the soldiers left their armoured convoy they were hit with a frenzied ambushA source said the unnamed Belgian Malinois took out three jihadis on its own The SAS commander in charge credited the dog with saving all his men's lives An SAS team was saved after a brave military dog fought off a jihadi who attacked a patrol in northern Syria.The unnamed Belgian Malinois, a fierce breed of sheepdog known for its bravery, had been out on a routine patrol with a team...
  • Recep Erdogan appoints his son-in-law to run the country's economy and finances

    07/09/2018 4:37:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Financial Review ^ | Jul 10 2018 at 7:54 AM Updated 1 hr ago | AAP
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan named the members of his new Cabinet after he was sworn in Monday (Tuesday AEST) under a new governing system that grants him sweeping executive powers and which critics think gives him far too much control.Erdogan appointed Berat Albayrak, the man who married his daughter 14 years ago, to head the powerful new treasury and finance ministry. Mevlut Cavusoglu will remain as Turkey's foreign minister and Suleyman Soylu as the country's interior minister.The executive system of government that began with Erdogan's swearing-in scraps Turkey's parliamentary governance structure and boosts the powers of the formerly ceremonial...
  • Delingpole: Brexit Is Dead – Strangled by Theresa May and Her Cabal of Remainer Cronies

    07/09/2018 6:54:13 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 58 replies
    Brietbart London ^ | 9 Jul 2018 | James Delingpol
    Brexit is dead –  strangled at the weekend by Prime Minister Theresa May and her cabal of Remainer cronies. It was a brilliant coup, masterfully conducted with a sadist’s attention to detail. All the ministers in the Cabinet were hauled up to Chequers, the Prime Minister’s country residence, where their phones were confiscated, as though they were naughty children. Then the stubbornly pro-Brexit ones who were rightly disgusted by the shaming sell-out deal May had cobbled together with her virulently Remainer civil servants were given the same choice Rommel was in 1944: cyanide pill or slow career death.The cyanide pill...