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  • With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone

    09/18/2017 7:32:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 77 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 9/18/2017 | SHARON LaFRANIERE, MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN
    WASHINGTON — Paul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning in July when federal agents bearing a search warrant picked the lock on his front door and raided his Virginia home. They took binders stuffed with documents and copied his computer files, looking for evidence that Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, set up secret offshore bank accounts. They even photographed the expensive suits in his closet. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, then followed the house search with a warning: His prosecutors told Mr. Manafort they planned to indict him, said two people close to the...
  • Emails: Hillary Clinton invited Putin to Clinton Foundation gala

    09/18/2017 5:03:37 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 27 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 09/15/2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    Was this the “collusion” you were looking for? Just two months into her term as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton’s foundation invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin, along with several other prominent heads of state, to the Clinton Global Initiative’s 2009 annual gathering, emails obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch reveal. The March 13, 2009, email from the Clinton Foundation showed that Putin and about 200 other leaders (including others just as controversial) were invited to attend a gathering that occurred at about the same time that the newly appointed secretary of state was attempting a “reset” with Moscow. The...
  • Agent no longer with BLM following Burning Man probe [ Dan Love ]

    09/17/2017 9:43:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    KSL Broadcasting ^ | Sep 16th, 2017 | Lindsay Whitehurst
    A federal agent who had been scrutinized for his handling of rare evidence and his behavior at the counterculture Burning Man festival is no longer an employee of the Bureau of Land Management, authorities said Friday. Daniel Love, who played a command role in federal agents' 2014 standoff with Nevada rancher and states' rights figure Cliven Bundy, no longer works for the agency. .... Love still worked for the agency on Aug. 24, when a federal investigative report was released saying he handed out valuable stones known as moqui marbles to colleagues and a contractor "like candy,". The rocks are...
  • Judge Jeanine: Hillary Should Not Get a Pass Just Because She Lost an Election

    09/17/2017 2:29:28 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 46 replies
    FOX News Insider ^ | 09/17/2017 | As seen on Justice With Judge Jeanine
    Judge Jeanine Pirro slammed Hillary Clinton ..for continuing to harp on her 2016 loss of the presidency to Donald Trump. "Snap out of it! Do I have to go through this again?" Pirro asked incredulously. Clinton's new book, "What Happened," was released last week, and the former secretary of state has been appearing on television and book signings to promote it. The book provides a lengthy inventory of all entities she blames for her loss, including herself, former FBI Director James Comey, Russia, sexism, Bernie Sanders, the New York Times, and Barack Obama. Anyone who says prosecutors draft an exoneration...
  • Hillary, America's Miss Havisham

    09/17/2017 10:08:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept 17, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    This week, the sorest loser since Dickens’ Miss Havisham in Great Expectations, Hillary Clinton, began peddling her latest book What Happened. (No question mark at the end because it’s didactic, not really an inquiry. She knows the answer and she’s going to instruct us out of her infinite wisdom and years-long expertise, including two such losses.) On Twitter, the actor James Wood offers a visual of the reasons she proffers, feigning regret that he was not included. James Woods‏Verified account @RealJamesWoods Sep 12 Damn! Didn't make the cut... 7:39 PM - 12 Sep 2017 If you think Woods was exaggerating,...
  • Gowdy: ‘I’ve Seen With My Own Eyes’ Comey Decided On Clinton Exoneration Before Interviewing Her

    09/14/2017 7:23:48 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 54 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 09/14/2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) slammed former FBI director James Comey on Thursday for "making up his mind" not to charge Hillary Clinton before the investigation into her handling of classified information was complete. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) and Judiciary subcommittee chairman Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) sent a letter to current FBI director Chris Wray in late August in order to address Comey's actions and collect additional information. The Senate Judiciary Committee had learned, through transcripts of interviews with top Comey aides, that the FBI director drafted a memo exonerating the former secretary of state before...
  • Trump rips Susan Rice over unmasking, says it’s ‘just the tip of the iceberg’

    09/14/2017 4:19:18 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    FOX News ^ | 09/14/2017 | na
    President Trump said Thursday that efforts by Susan Rice to unmask his associates’ identities in intelligence reports last year are “just the tip of the iceberg,” slamming the former Obama national security adviser days after she spoke to House investigators. “She’s not supposed to be [unmasking], and what she did was wrong … and that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” Trump told Fox News, speaking aboard Air Force One on his way back from surveying Hurricane Irma damage in Florida. He added, “I heard she admitted [to unmasking] yesterday.” A senior Capitol Hill source told Fox News that Rice...
  • Judge Rules Madigan's Power Sufficient to Reinstate Suitit

    09/14/2017 11:01:28 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 14, 2017 | Tina Sfondeles
    (Judge) Kennelly said. . . that a constitutional issue may arise with Gonzales’ claim that there was “vote dilution” in the alleged placement of two fake candidates on the ballot. “The fact that Gonzales argues the effect of this fraud was to dilute the Hispanic vote — the two alleged sham candidates have Hispanic surnames — does not negate the fact that the registration of sham candidates can, on its own, constitute a deprivation of a constitutional right,” Kennelly wrote. Throughout the campaign, Gonzales maintained that he and Madigan were the only candidates on the ballot until he submitted his...
  • Blagojevich mops prison floors, maintains innocence

    09/12/2017 10:31:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 12, 2017
    More than five years into his 14-year sentence on corruption convictions, Rod Blagojevich, who once held the highest office in Illinois, finds himself on cleaning duty at a Colorado federal prison. "I've been given the jurisdiction to sweep and mop two floors," he said in an interview with WMAQ-TV in Chicago from prison released Monday, along with an interview in Chicago magazine. "So my jurisdiction has shrunk from the fifth biggest state in America, to these two floors. But I don't care what anybody says, I believe in clean government, and I believe in clean floors."
  • Former aide testifies Menendez helped co-defendant on visas

    09/11/2017 3:16:08 PM PDT · by ptsal · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept 11, 2017 | David Porter
    A former staffer for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez testified Monday that the Democrat helped with the visa applications of friends of a wealthy doctor who faces bribery charges with him, while defense attorneys sought to show Menendez's actions were unremarkable and part of the duties of his office. Under direct questioning from the government, former senior policy adviser Mark Lopes testified Menendez emailed him in 2008 authorizing a letter of support from Menendez to be sent to consular officials regarding the visa applications of two sisters from the Dominican Republic.*snip*Earlier Monday, a vice president for American Express testified Melgen used...
  • What’s Happening with the Swamp Drain? – The Corruption Carries On!

    09/10/2017 11:07:26 AM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    One of President Trump’s major campaign promises was to Drain the Swamp. It appealed to voters, long worn and tired of the almost constant corruption and misuse of government powers and public money. And the president really did start off well. His Executive Orders on lobbying were seen as a sweeping move that should have been done a long time ago. But as more cases of corruption are being allowed to slip by, it begs two questions: Is the President serious about this? And is it even possible to do? The latest disappointment is the former IRS’s Exempt Organizations Unit...
  • Menendez Trial Raises Thorny Issues [semi-satire]

    09/09/2017 9:21:48 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Sep 2017 | John Semmens
    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and his “campaign donor” Salomon Melgen are currently on trial for political corruption—the Senator for taking bribes and Melgren for paying them. Menendez argues that the “bribes” in exchange for pursuing legislation favorable to Melgren was “just ordinary politics—no worse than the actions of my many peers in Congress.” As a case in point, the Senator pointed out that “former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) was able to fatten his bank account through ‘sweetheart’ real estate deals with one of his donors. And he inserted language in the Affordable Care Act in exchange for money...
  • Soros caught helping Kim Jong-Un

    09/09/2017 6:55:26 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    teaparty.org ^ | 9/8/17 | Tea Party
    (Christian News Alerts) – George Soros, the owner of one of the deepest and most secretive wallets in the Democrat Party, may have finally extended his reach too far. He is helping North Korea and Kim Jong-un. Refuse Fascism, a group funded by Soros, is attempting to pull the Democrats away from working in the interests of the United States, according to The Daily Caller. Back in July, Refuse Fascism released a statement that said the US is bullying and demonizing Kim Jong-un, and needs to reconsider. The statement urged the need to “stop thinking like an American,” and “start...
  • New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker Accepted $10,000 In Donations from Bob Menendez PAC

    09/07/2017 5:55:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Got News ^ | 09/06/17 | Anne White
    Booker attended Menendez’s bribery trial on Wednesday in Newark to sit up front to support his Democratic colleague. If Menendez is convicted on any of these serious charges, will Booker return the cash? GotNews editor-in-chief Charles Johnson revealed in 2013 Booker did not live in Newark or at any of the Newark residences he owned. Multiple neighbors who spoke to Johnson said they believed the junior senator actually lived in New York, calling Booker a “liar” and a “fake mayor.” Fake news reporters smeared Johnson for years over his accurate reporting on both Booker and Menendez. Cat pornography site Buzzfeed...
  • Bob Menendez is corrupt. But is he much more corrupt than the rest of Washington?

    09/05/2017 10:29:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 5, 2017 | Timothy P. Carney
    Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and his wealthy donor Salomon Melgen engaged in "a corrupt pact spanning seven years," federal prosecutors allege. It was a "bribery scheme," in which Menendez got campaign contributions, chartered flights, luxury accommodations, and more. In return, the senator allegedly took "official action advancing the South Florida eye doctor's personal whims and business interests." Menendez denies all these accusations, and in his defense he will argue that the hundreds of thousands in contributions and the millions worth of gifts he received, combined with the millions in taxpayer cash he tried to get for Melgen,...
  • [Democratic Senator] Bob Menendez corruption trial sure won’t be boring

    09/05/2017 10:08:48 PM PDT · by topher · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 5, 2017 | New York Post Editorial Board
    For the first time in nearly four decades, a sitting US senator goes on trial Wednesday on federal bribery charges in a case that could have profound political impact. Prosecutors have laid out a strong case against New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez in their indictment. But in the two years since it was unveiled, the Supreme Court has made it much harder to win a conviction. The senator is charged with taking nearly $1 million in personal gifts and campaign cash from a longtime friend, allegedly in return for political favors.
  • WTF MSM!? Democratic senator’s corruption trial starts TOMORROW

    09/05/2017 6:50:08 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 09/05/2017 | Rob Eno
    Where’s the wall-to-wall coverage … Something hidden in the New York Times … An initial version of a story about the corruption trial of Senator Robert Menendez in the New York Times didn’t mention that he is a Democrat. According to Josh Jordan on Twitter, the information was “quietly added” to the story. If this was a Republican, the headline would have screamed “GOP Senator faces corruption trial tomorrow.” This is the Times’ subtle bias at work. Unfair to Democrats … The Hill published a laughable op-ed by defense lawyer Joel Cohen that said prosecuting Menendez for corruption “unfairly punishes...
  • Sen. Menendez trial unfairly punishes Democratic voters

    09/05/2017 11:42:34 AM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/30/17 | Joel Cohen
    Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is about to go on trial in New Jersey for corruption offenses. Both he and the government are entitled to a fair trial, whatever the charged offenses, just as in the case of every criminal defendant. No defendant deserves special treatment because he’s a big shot public figure — even the former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and current member and ranking member of several other committees, as Menendez is.
  • NYT Writes 1300 Words About Dem Senator’s Corruption Trial Without Mentioning He’s A Democrat

    09/05/2017 6:54:54 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/04/2017 | Peter Hasson
    The New York Times published an almost 1300-word news story in Tuesday’s paper about Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial, without ever mentioning Menendez’s party affiliation. Both in print and on social media, the NYT failed to inform its readers that Sen. Menendez is a Democrat. “For the first time in 36 years, a sitting United States Senator is facing a federal bribery trial,” read a NYT tweet promoting the story, which was titled: “Menendez Trial Set to Begin With Tensions High and Washington Watching.” The NYT wasn’t without opportunities to inform its readers which party Menendez belonged...
  • Menendez corruption case puts other Democrats at legal risk, sidelines senator for trial

    09/04/2017 9:32:29 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/04/2017 | Seth McLaughlin
    As Sen. Robert Menendez prepares to face corruption charges, Republicans are confident and Democrats fearful that the taint of a weekslong trial will snare other prominent Democrats in New Jersey and Washington. The trial kicks off Wednesday in New Jersey, where the 11-year incumbent senator is accused of using his office to try to assist and protect a longtime friend, Dr. Salomon Melgen, in disputes with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. One high-profile Democrat already has been caught in the backwash. Former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who retired last year, was fingered as trying to help Mr....