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  • The FBI’s boss is under investigation for possible Hatch Act violations

    06/27/2017 1:38:06 PM PDT · by canalabamian · 48 replies
    Circa ^ | June 27, 2917 | by John Solomon and Sara A. Carter
    <p>The Office of U.S. Special Counsel, the government’s main whistleblower agency, is investigating whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s activities supporting his wife Jill’s Democratic campaign for Virginia state senate in 2015 violated the Hatch Act’s prohibition against FBI agents campaigning in partisan races. The agency’s probe was prompted by a complaint in April from a former FBI agent who forwarded social media photos showing McCabe wearing a T-shirt supporting his wife’s campaign during a public event and then posting a photo on social media urging voters to join him in voting for his wife. “I am voting for Jill because she is the best wife ever,” McCabe put on a sign that he photographed himself holding. The photo was posted on her social media page a few days before the election, in response to Dr. Jill McCabe's plea to “help me win” by posting photos expressing reasons why voters should vote for her, according to the complaint.</p>
  • World Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    06/26/2017 11:14:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 16, 2017 | Peter S. Goodman
    LONDON — The rest of the planet bears a warning for President Trump’s plan to lean heavily on private business in conjuring a trillion dollars’ worth of American infrastructure: Handing profit-making companies responsibility for public works can produce trouble. In India, politically connected firms have captured contracts on the strength of relationships with officialdom, yielding defective engineering at bloated prices. When Britain handed control to private companies to upgrade London’s subway system more than a decade ago, the result was substandard, budget-busting work, prompting the government to step back in. Canada has suffered a string of excessive costs on public...
  • The great highway loot

    06/26/2017 5:32:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | June 12, 2017 | Gajendra Haldea
    Though belated, the recent ordinance empowering the Reserve Bank of India to ensure recoveries from wilful defaulters is a step in the right direction. However, a lack of legal authority was never a barrier in the government’s ongoing war against corruption, black money and bad debts. Be that as it may, it is imperative for the government to demonstrate tangible results that would carry conviction with the masses. If only it were to examine the anatomy and modus operandi of national highway projects, it would discover a large-scale plunder of public money waiting to be booked. The usual contractor-engineer-politician troika...
  • The Antithesis of Obstruction (Must Read)

    06/24/2017 7:50:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/24/2017 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Trump did not obstruct a valid FBI investigation; he demanded the exposure of a false one. The “collusion” narrative was a fraud, plain and simple. We know that now. Hopefully, it won’t take another six months to grasp a second plain and simple truth: Collusion’s successor, the “obstruction” narrative, is a perversion. The Left loves narrative. The ever-expanding story manipulates time, space, and detail to fit a thematic framework. Political narrative has some surface appeal, but it is deeply flawed. It obscures plain and simple truth. So let’s stick with the plain and simple: The essence of obstruction is to...
  • Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers

    06/23/2017 6:35:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 177 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 23, 2017 | John Bat
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys, amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms. Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe. Sanders top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents' allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People's United Bank to purchase 33...
  • Senate announces probe of Loretta Lynch behavior in 2016 election

    06/23/2017 9:43:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.
  • Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

    06/22/2017 8:37:26 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 4 replies
    US Senate ^ | Today | US Senate
    H. R. 1628 To provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017 . Referred to the Committee on _________ and ordered to be printed Ordered to lie on the table and to be printed AMENDMENTb IN THE NATURE OF SUBSTITUTE intended to be proposed by ________ Viz: Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the fol- 1 lowing: 2
  • Judicial Watch: Obama NSC Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at Obama Library

    06/19/2017 4:50:08 PM PDT · by GregNH · 85 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 06/19/2017 | UNKNOWN
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” have been removed to the Obama Library. The NSC will not fulfill an April 4 Judicial Watch request for records regarding information relating to people “who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities.” The agency also informed Judicial Watch that it would not turn over communications with any Intelligence Community...
  • 'Full Measure': Quitting Congress

    06/19/2017 1:43:28 AM PDT · by blueplum · 68 replies
    WJLA - ABC News ^ | 18 June 2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
    ....After eight-and-a-half years on an upward trajectory in Washington, D.C., Chaffetz of Utah has suddenly and quite unexpectedly pulled himself out of the game. Attkisson: "Some people might think this is a great time to be a Republican chairman of an important committee because Republicans control the House, they're the majority in the Senate, and they hold the president's office. That means, you would think, that federal agencies can't stonewall investigations of spending, waste, fraud and abuse." Chaffetz: "The reality is, sadly, I don't see much difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration. I thought there would be...
  • How the Deep State Built Its Field of Dreams

    06/18/2017 8:10:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 18, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    This week, we learned that former FBI Director James Comey will probably be a witness in any proceeding brought by his close friend Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Rod Rosenstein, a former Mueller staffer, appointed Mueller because Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who handed the oversight of this matter to his Deputy Rosenstein, had recused himself and that recusal was based on a misreading of the law by career Department of Justice attorneys. Sessions’s recusal, moreover, was engendered by illegal leaks. And the investigation by Mueller is being fanned by more of them. James Comey At the center of the narrative is...
  • Powerball, Mega Millions to drop Illinois due to state’s budget crisis

    06/16/2017 8:56:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 6/15/2017 | Tina Sfondeles and Stefano Esposito
    The popular Powerball lottery and Mega Millions games will drop Illinois at the end of June without a budget agreement, Illinois Lottery officials said Thursday. Concern over the state’s fiscal condition prompted the Multi-State Lottery Association to drop Powerball in Illinois, according to internal Illinois Lottery communications obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. Mega Millions also plans to drop the state unless a budget agreement comes together, state officials confirmed. Without a budget in place, the state isn’t authorized to make payments to Mega Millions or the association. Those decisions were reached at national lottery meetings held this week, Illinois Lottery...
  • AUSTIN HISTORY: Murder at the Butler Pitch and Putt (Background on LBJ)

    06/16/2017 8:24:23 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 19 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | 12 June 2017 | Michael Barnes
    About 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, 1951, John Douglas “Doug” Kinser was working in his clubhouse at the Butler Pitch and Putt just east of South Lamar Boulevard when he was confronted with the nose of a gun. “Five bullets from a small caliber gun pierced his body,” reported the Austin Statesman the next day. “Police said three bullets recovered were .25 caliber.” A handsome World War II veteran, Kinser, 33, was a popular golfer who also acted at the Austin Civic Theatre, which later evolved into Zach Theatre. Possible reasons for the brazen murder — some of them...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Used Agents As Pawns To Insulate Hillary, Aides & Clinton Foundation..(flashback)

    06/16/2017 4:41:20 AM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    truepundt ^ | 9/25/2016 | Investigative Bureau
    "EXCLUSIVE: FBI Used Agents As Pawns To Insulate Hillary, Aides & Clinton Foundation From Prosecutions" In mid-summer a wave of panic and despair began to wash over key rank-and-file FBI agents who were doggedly working the Hillary Clinton investigations. Agents reluctantly pondered a potential, brutal reality that was creeping into the fabric of the high-profile case. What if their collective work wasn’t meant to bring this case to a grand jury for indictments and justice? What if they themselves, FBI agents sworn to uphold the law, were being used as intelligence pawns by superiors and higher powers to actually shield...
  • BREAKING: Special Counsel @RobertMueIIer Worked With Law Firm Representing Big Democrat Group

    06/15/2017 2:56:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 77 replies
    GotNews ^ | 6/15/17 | GotNews
    Eric Schmidt, billionaire chair of Alphabet, Inc. the parent company of Google, led a massive fundraising drive in December for leftist analytics firm Civis Analytics, represented by a law firm that partnered with Justice Department special prosecutor Robert Mueller—raising questions about Mueller’s impartiality in his so-called “Russia probe” into President Donald J. Trump’s campaign. In March 2014, WilmerHale announced Mueller would join its firm as a partner. Mueller left his position in May after the DOJ appointed him as a special prosecutor to look into alleged “ties” between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. WilmerHale represented Civis Analytics during a $22...
  • The Export-Import Bank Is Overdrawn

    06/11/2015 5:18:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Allen West
    The Export-Import Bank charter will expire in a few days, on June 30, unless Congress acts to reauthorize it. The Export-Import Bank was created more than 80 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help foreign customers buy goods from the United States. Some companies benefit from the Export-Import Bank and they are the first ones to defend its reauthorization. But let’s be clear: Companies benefit from Export-Import Bank loans at the expense of taxpayers and other businesses. Taxpayers—not the companies themselves—assume the risk of a foreign loan, made through a private bank (like Goldman Sachs), to purchase a...
  • D.C.'s talking impeachment but the real drama is in Jersey with Sen. Menendez

    06/13/2017 6:25:19 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 13, 2017 | Paul Mulshine
    My liberal friends have worked themselves into a fever anticipating the impeachment of President Trump. They think they've got a second Watergate going. Have your fun while you can. But the next trial likely to affect the political lineup won't be happening before the U.S. Senate in Washington. It will be happening before the U.S. District Court in Newark. In the dock will be U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, faced with 22 counts of ethics charges alleging he took illegal gifts from a Florida Miami eye doctor who was recently convicted on 67 counts of Medicare fraud.
  • SERVERGATE: Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal Getting Worse

    06/13/2017 4:11:14 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 58 replies
    The Stream ^ | 06/13/2017 | Rachel Alexander
    Multiple ongoing investigations are producing more evidence of wrongdoing. Last week, former FBI director James Comey brought the Hillary Clinton email scandal back to the front burner when he testified that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch forced him to downplay the FBI’s criminal investigation and call it a “matter.” The charge is so serious even Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling for a probe. That’s hardly the only movement in the case. Evidence continues to pile up of Clinton’s wrong-doing using an unsecured private email server as secretary of state. But first, a refresher: {..snip..}
  • Swamp Fights Back: Mueller Hires Clinton Foundation Lawyer for Russia Probe

    06/13/2017 9:29:09 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/12/2017 | Ian Mason
    Reputed Trump confidant and Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy told PBS News’s Judy Woodruff Monday that President Donald Trump is considering dismissing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to a tweet by Woodruff. ".@ChrisRuddyNMX tells me Pres Trump is "considering perhaps terminating" Robert Mueller as special counsel @NewsHour " — Judy Woodruff (@JudyWoodruff) June 12, 2017 The news comes on the eve of Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committe on the Russia investigation. This follows a hearing featuring the testimony of fired FBI director James Comey before the same body. Mueller — who, on his appointment by Deputy...
  • James Comey Has A Long History Of Questionable Obstruction Cases

    06/12/2017 2:37:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 12, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    Law James Comey Has A Long History Of Questionable Obstruction Cases From Martha Stewart to Frank Quattrone to Steven Hatfill, former FBI director James Comey has left a long trail of highly questionable obstruction of justice cases that he used to make a name for himself. Mollie Hemingway By Mollie Hemingway June 12, 2017 Following countdown clocks on cable outlets and dramatic claims in the media about what devastating testimony to expect, James Comey sat down before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. The hearing ended up being a bit of a let-down for critics of President Trump who hoped...
  • Corruption and Collusion: Obama, Comey, and the Press

    06/11/2017 10:04:53 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/11/2017 | Andrew Klavan
    It now seems clear that Barack Obama was a corrupt machine politician in the worst Chicago mold. He used the IRS to silence his enemies, and the Justice Department to protect his friends. His two major "achievements" — a health care law that doesn't work and a deal that increased the power and prestige of the terrorist state of Iran — were built on lies to the public and manipulation of the press. And that's according to his own allies! Only the leftist bias and racial pathology of the media kept his administration from being destroyed by scandal, as it...