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  • Flynn Spygate Saga: Why It Matters That Sidney Powell Wants Data From Joseph Mifsud’s Smartphones

    10/17/2019 9:41:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/17/2019 | Margot Cleveland
    On Tuesday, attorney Sidney Powell struck again, revealing yet another huge development in the Spygate saga between the lines of her latest motion. That motion, filed in the still-pending criminal case against Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, demanded exculpatory evidence from federal prosecutors.But unlike her previously filed motion to compel, here Powell seeks evidence “that has only recently come into its possession.” And the evidence sought? The data and metadata from two Blackberry devices used by Joseph Mifsud.While Powell’s latest motion barely equaled two pages, the implications are multi-pronged and monumental.That the U.S. government has only recently obtained...
  • Dems who praised Obama for troop withdrawal now highly critical of Trump

    10/17/2019 9:30:08 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    President Trump has met resistance from both parties after his decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria, but some of the rhetoric coming from Democrats is almost the opposite of what came from party members when President Barack Obama pulled forces out of Iraq. California Democrats Rep. Maxine Waters and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, for example, have been vocal opponents of Trump's troop withdrawal, after supporting Obama's efforts almost exactly eight years later.“As the war in Iraq draws to a close, it is my hope that this conflict will serve as a solemn reminder of the costs of war,” Waters...
  • Sondland: Trump Told Us That Giuliani Would Run Ukraine Policy — And Also “No Quid Pro Quo”

    10/17/2019 9:10:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/16/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Did Gordon Sondland throw Donald Trump “under the bus” in his opening statement to House investigators this morning, or just point out the obvious? The ambassador didn’t spare Rudy Giuliani, at any rate, in expressing his “disappointment” over Trump’s decision to delegate Ukrainian diplomacy to his personal attorney. That’s not quite connecting any dots, however, and Sondland also soundly rejects the “quid pro quo” hypothesis being advanced by House Democrats: Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, will tell Congress that he was told by President Trump that he had to help his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani...
  • Beto O’Rourke to host ‘Rally Against Fear’ in Grand Prairie ((Counter-rally Against Trump)

    10/17/2019 9:08:10 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    The Shorthorn ^ | 10-17-2019 | Megan Cardona
    2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke will host a rally Thursday at The Theatre at Grand Prairie. The “Rally Against Fear” is in response to President Donald Trump’s “Keep America Great” rally, which is expected to take place in Dallas on the same day, according to O’Rourke’s national press team. “We will not be defined by this president’s fear, his hate or the differences between us that he tries to exploit, but instead by a renewed sense of hope and a unified vision for the future of our country,” O’Rourke said in a press release for the event. The event will...
  • IRS Followed Bitcoin Transactions, Taking down The Largest Child Exploitation Site On The Web

    10/17/2019 8:58:46 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | 16 October 2019 | Kelly Phillips Erb
    The largest dark web child pornography site in the world has been taken down. That was the word today from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, the IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), together with the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom and Republic of Korea... IRS-CI was able to trace bitcoin transactions to people all over the world who were uploading and downloading this material, as well as find the location of the site administrator. By analyzing the blockchain and de-anonymizing bitcoin...
  • Schiff pushed Volker to say Ukraine felt pressure from Trump

    10/17/2019 8:19:00 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 16, 2019 | Byron York
    In a secret interview, Rep. Adam Schiff, leader of the House Democratic effort to impeach President Trump, pressed former United States special representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker to testify that Ukrainian officials felt pressured to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter as a result of Trump withholding U.S. military aid to Ukraine. Volker denied that was the case, noting that Ukrainian leaders did not even know the aid was being withheld and that they believed their relationship with the U.S. was moving along satisfactorily, without them having done anything Trump mentioned in his notorious July 25 phone conversation...
  • Israel envoy demands probe after effigy of Jewish tycoon left at Ukraine synagogue

    10/17/2019 7:38:44 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 17, 2019 | Natalia Zinets
    KIEV (Reuters) - The Israeli ambassador to Ukraine asked police on Thursday to find and punish people who left a red paint-spattered effigy of tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky, who holds a Ukrainian Jewish community leadership post, on the steps of the main synagogue in Kiev. Kolomoisky, one of Ukraine's richest men, is in the public eye over his business ties to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who came to fame as the star of TV show on a channel Kolomoisky owns. The tycoon has been in a protracted legal battle with the authorities over control of Urkaine's biggest bank. Kolomoisky is president of...
  • UK: Muslima plotted to bomb St. Paul’s Cathedral and a hotel

    10/17/2019 7:35:52 AM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | OCT 17, 2019 8:30 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    UK: Muslima plotted to bomb St. Paul’s Cathedral and a hotel OCT 17, 2019 8:30 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER Meanwhile, London Police continue their hunt for people saying rude things. “Alleged Isis supporter accused of St Paul’s Cathedral bomb plot,” PA Media, October 16, 2019: An alleged supporter of the Islamic State terror group has appeared in court accused of a plot to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral and a hotel. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, from Hayes, Middlesex, is accused of the preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications. It is alleged that Shaikh made contact with someone who...
  • Muslim driver who deliberately tried to run over and kill cops and cyclists had “terrorist motives”

    10/17/2019 7:32:30 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | OCT 16, 2019 4:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    UK: Judge says Muslim driver who deliberately tried to run over and kill cops and cyclists had “terrorist motives” OCT 16, 2019 4:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Authorities in shattered, staggering, dhimmi Britain never dare to discuss or examine, much less confront, the actual nature of those “terrorist motives.” The Islamic State issued this call in September 2014: So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds....
  • Netherlands: Muslim migrant stabs two tourists “to protect the Prophet Muhammad”

    10/17/2019 7:27:00 AM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | OCT 16, 2019 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Netherlands: Muslim migrant stabs two tourists “to protect the Prophet Muhammad” OCT 16, 2019 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Jawed Santani has said: “I was planning to kill unfair and cruel people, those who make it possible for the Prophet Mohammed to be insulted…I wanted to defend my religion and make it clear that my religion should be left alone. If you don’t do that, you should be prepared for these kind of actions.” This presents free societies with a choice. Either they defend the freedom of speech and refuse to allow any belief system to be placed beyond criticism,...
  • Report–George W. Bush: Trump’s ‘Isolationist’ America Is ‘Dangerous’ for Global Peace

    10/17/2019 6:59:28 AM PDT · by libstripper · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 16, 2019 | John Binder
    Former President George W. Bush, who led the United States into war across the Middle East, attacked President Trump on Wednesday night, saying U.S. intervention is necessary “for the sake of peace” around the globe. During a panel alongside former President Bill Clinton at the Nir School of the Heart, Bush laid into Trump for his recent decision to withdraw up to 1,000 American troops from northeast Syria — fulfilling his longheld campaign promise to bring troops home after more than a decade of war. “An isolationist United States is destabilizing around the world,” Bush said, according to the Washington...
  • San Francisco Expands Travel Ban to Pro-Life States

    10/17/2019 6:55:36 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    freebeacon ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2019 | Graham Piro
    San Francisco expanded its city-funded travel and contracting bans to 22 states with pro-life laws. The 22 states include Texas, Massachusetts, and Florida. The move marks the expansion of an ordinance enacted in August that prohibited city-funded travel "to states that have enacted laws that prohibit abortion prior to the viability of the fetus" and contracting with companies headquartered in those states. The ban initially covered eight states, according to Courthouse News, but that list has now expanded to cover nearly half the country. City supervisor Vallie Brown denounced pro-life reforms, such as late term abortion limits, as "an assault...
  • Elijah Cummings dead at 68.

    10/17/2019 4:29:37 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 179 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.17.2019 | Edmund DeMarche, Alex Pappas
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, the powerful House Democrat who represented Baltimore for more than two decades and was a vocal critic of President Trump, died early Thursday after battling health problems, his office said in a statement. Cummings, who was 68, died at Gilchrist Hospice Care, a Johns Hopkins affiliate. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, he was one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, and played a key role in the House Democrats' ongoing efforts to impeach Trump.
  • Elijah Cummings has died

    10/17/2019 3:56:27 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 101 replies
    Elijah Cummings esteemed longtime Baltimore congressman died today 2019 10 17 at age 68.
  • Newly uncovered tax documents show Trump 'kept two sets of books for his buildings in New York City

    10/17/2019 2:02:27 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    Full title: Newly uncovered tax documents show Trump 'kept two sets of books for his buildings in New York City - one for lenders and another for inspectors - and may have committed financial fraud' Tax documents relating to President Donald Trump's properties in New York City have been uncovered - with experts suggesting they could point to financial fraud. The documents obtained by ProPublica were part of records detailing four Trump properties: The Trump International Hotel and Tower, 40 Wall Street, Trump Tower, and 1290 Avenue of the Americas. The website claims that there are discrepancies in the tax...
  • Elijah Cummings dies

    10/17/2019 2:01:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 103 replies
    Just announced. He was 68.
  • Bill Gates Found Jeffrey Epstein's Lifestyle "Intriguing"

    10/16/2019 11:09:32 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 19 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | October 13, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Jeffrey Epstein, a powerful pedophile who got a pass from multiple justice systems, until his luck ran out, is dead. These are bits and pieces of a much bigger picture about the powerful relationships that he maintained with some very powerful people. We know that Epstein had a relationship with Bill Gates that was compelling enough to get the Microsoft kingpin to donate millions on his behalf. In October, 2014, the Media Lab received a two-million-dollar donation from Bill Gates; Ito wrote in an internal e-mail, “This is a $2M gift from Bill Gates directed by Jeffrey Epstein.” Cohen replied,...
  • The China Connection: How One D.E.A. Agent Cracked a Global Fentanyl Ring

    10/16/2019 7:58:44 PM PDT · by Theoria · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 16 Oct 2019 | Alex W. Palmer
    Fentanyl is quickly becoming America’s deadliest drug. But law enforcement couldn’t trace it to its source — until one teenager overdosed in North Dakota. Around 3 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, Laura and Jason Henke awoke with a start at their home in Minot, N.D. Their dog was barking wildly. At the door, in the early morning shadows, they found a police officer and, behind him, a pastor. The officer asked to see Laura’s ID to confirm that he was at the correct address. Then he told them that their 18-year-old son, Bailey, was dead. The officer didn’t have...
  • Amazon drops additional $1 million-plus into Seattle City Council races

    10/16/2019 7:11:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Oct. 16, 2019 | Daniel Beekman and Jim Brunner
    Amazon is dropping an additional $1 million-plus into Seattle’s pivotal City Council races, boosting its spending on politics in its hometown this year to an unprecedented $1.45 million. The corporate giant has now shelled out more on the council races than any other business or union, and all of Amazon’s company money has gone to a political-action committee (PAC) associated with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which has been buying direct-mail advertisements and paying door-to-door canvassers. Amazon’s outlay is the largest “in anyone’s memory” by a single entity in a Seattle election cycle, said Wayne Barnett, executive director of...
  • DOJ Obtained Cellphones of Central Figure at Origin of Russia Probe

    10/16/2019 6:37:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies
    epoch times ^ | Petr Svab
    Michael Flynn's legal counsel says phones that belonged to Joseph Mifsud likely contain exculpatory evidence The Department of Justice (DOJ) has obtained two phones of Joseph Mifsud, one of the central figures of the 2016 Russia investigation, and the lawyer of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has requested them, saying they likely contain exculpatory evidence. The phones, two BlackBerry models, “only recently” came into the government’s possession, said Flynn’s lawyer, Sidney Powell, a former prosecutor, in an Oct. 15 court filing (pdf). Data and metadata on the phones “is material, exculpatory, and relevant to the defense of Mr. Flynn,” she said....