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  • FBI investigated whether McCabe leaked info about Flynn and Trump to media

    10/15/2018 6:29:16 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    The FBI opened an investigation into an unauthorized media leak of a comment made by former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe about former national security adviser Michael Flynn and President Trump, according to bureau documents released Monday. The documents show that the FBI’s Office of Public Affairs received a complaint about an alleged leak that involved “a statement overheard in early February 2017.” “Specifically, the alleged comments were made by DD AG McCabe and pertained to General Michael T. Flynn and the POTUS,” one document states. The investigation into the unauthorized media disclosure appears to have started on March 20,...
  • Senate intelligence staffer pleads guilty to lying to FBI about leaks

    10/15/2018 1:05:01 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 55 replies
    Fox ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Gregg Re
    A former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee (James Wolfe) has pleaded guilty to one count of giving a false statement to FBI agents looking into leaks of national security information to several reporters, the Justice Department announced Monday. ...Wolfe had been scheduled to appear for a routine status hearing, before prosecutors announced that "substantial" negotiations had produced a guilty plea.
  • New details emerge on anti-Trump dossier as House GOP seeks Fusion GPS boss testimony

    10/14/2018 10:57:17 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/2018 | Catherine Herridge, Cyd Upson
    House Republicans still want Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the firm behind the anti-Trump dossier, to comply with their subpoena to appear on Capitol Hill despite his plans to invoke Fifth Amendment protections, a GOP House Judiciary Committee aide told Fox News on Friday. The tension with the Fusion GPS co-founder comes as new details emerge about just how widely distributed the unverified and politically funded dossier was back in 2016. A Fox News review of congressional testimony, British court records, emails and other documents indicate that at least five sources worked through other government agencies or fed the dossier...
  • FBI Has Evidence That ‘Directly Refutes’ Premise Of Trump-Russia Probe, GOP Rep Says

    10/14/2018 3:37:29 PM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 10/14/18 | Chuck Ross
    A top Republican lawmaker said Sunday that the FBI failed to provide a federal surveillance court with evidence that “directly” contracted the bureau’s rationale for opening the Trump-Russia investgation Rep. John Ratcliffe told Fox News that the evidence related to former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos The FBI opened its investigation in July 2016 based on intelligence from the Australian government about Papadopoulos Republican lawmakers have hinted for months that the FBI failed to provide federal judges on the surveillance court with information that undercut the government’s premise for opening the Trump-Russia probe in 2016. Republicans have suggested in interviews...
  • GOP senator seeking information on FBI dealings with Bruce Ohr, former DOJ lawyer

    10/12/2018 6:37:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/18 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) requested Friday that the FBI release materials related to the bureau's interactions with Department of Justice (DOJ) official Bruce Ohr and former DOJ lawyer Michael Sussmann. Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to FBI director Christopher Wray asking him to share information on the FBI's interactions with both individuals. In his letter, which is co-signed by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Attorney General Jeff Sessions and DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz, Johnson cites "public reports," including a report from The Hill, that former FBI General Counsel James Baker...
  • GOP senator demands records on FBI’s contact with DNC lawyer over Russian meddling

    10/12/2018 3:41:19 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/12/2018 | Catherine Herridge
    A top Republican senator is demanding documents regarding the FBI’s 2016 interactions with a lawyer working for the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign who provided information on Russian meddling. Fox News reported last week that Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann gave documents pertaining to the Russia probe to then-FBI general counsel James Baker, according to Baker’s own testimony. Perkins Coie is the same firm that, while working for the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign, hired opposition research firm Fusion GPS to dig into then-candidate Donald Trump’s background – resulting in the controversial anti-Trump ‘dossier.’ In a letter being sent...
  • CIA Crimes: How John Brennan Weaponized the CIA and FBI ... o Frame Trump—PART F

    10/12/2018 2:36:08 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 9 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 12 October 2018 | Ashton Gray
    From no later than Monday, 27 June 2016, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, CIA Director John Brennan, Greg Vogle—director of the CIA’s dirty National Clandestine Service—and FBI Director James Comey all had copies of the first “dossier” memo from Christopher Steele, which contained the “golden showers” filth about Donald Trump, and which had been written one week earlier, on Monday, 20 June 2016. And that brings us back to something else that Cornikoff slipped up (badly) and said in their book, as quoted earlier: “When the first Steele memo arrived in FBI headquarters that same week [the...
  • Limo Company Owner in Crash Revealed as F.B.I. Informant, Recruiter of Terrorists, Fraudster

    10/12/2018 4:47:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2018 | Andy Newman, Benjamin Weiser and William K. Rashbaum
    In 2001, a 45-year-old gas-station owner from Pakistan named Shahed Hussain walked into the Department of Motor Vehicles in Albany and obtained a driver’s license using fake documents for a would-be taxi driver who paid him $1,000. Mr. Hussain was caught, faced federal charges and, to avoid deportation, began a secret career that led him to pose as a recruiter of terrorists. He continued to run a series of businesses with his family, despite bankruptcy and legal issues — including, eventually, a limousine service that repeatedly ran afoul of state inspectors. Now, Mr. Hussain’s improbable journey — from asylum-seeking immigrant...
  • Lee: We must get to the bottom of any Kavanaughcalypse plot

    10/11/2018 5:41:50 PM PDT · by BenghaziMemoriam · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 10, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Today Mike Lee renews the demand for an investigation in this interview with Hugh Hewitt. Lee refrains from hanging the blame directly on Schumer, but insists that it belongs somewhere — and that there were too many coincidences to just shrug it off as bad luck: HH: Yesterday, Senator Cotton said on this show that he believed from the start that Chuck Schumer’s political operation orchestrated this, including Dr. Ford’s statement. He incorrectly stated that a friend of Dr. Ford had worked for Preet Bharara. In fact, she had worked for the FBI at the same time that Preet Bharara...
  • NY man arrested for building 200-pound bomb planned to detonate in Washington on Election Day

    10/11/2018 2:04:42 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 21 replies
    https://www.businessinsider.com ^ | Oct 11 2018 | Jim Mustian
    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a New York man with building a 200-pound (90-kilogram) bomb they say he planned to detonate on Election Day on the National Mall in Washington.
  • Civil War gold treasure hunters, lawyer say FBI acting ‘suspicious’

    10/11/2018 10:25:08 AM PDT · by whodathunkit · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/2018 | Greg Norman
    A pair of Pennsylvania treasure hunters and their lawyer are accusing the FBI of playing games and acting suspiciously about a dig at a rural site believed to contain a massive stash of Civil War-era gold -- which may be worth up to $250 million. The accusations from Dennis and Kem Parada, and their attorney, Bill Cluck, came months after the bureau said it dug a hole in Dents Run and found nothing. The father-and-son duo felt convinced that area of state-owned wilderness northeast of Pittsburgh holds a hidden stash of gold and the pair claim the FBI went back...
  • Malloch: Look Who’s Squealing Now – James “Dirty Hands” Baker

    10/10/2018 8:52:35 PM PDT · by bitt · 3 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 10/10/2018 | ted mallock
    With the DNC email leak clogging up airtime on the media, the FBI was tasked with figuring out who let their finger off the plug. They tasked one man with the job: James Baker, the FBI’s General Counsel. Baker has a very close friend: James Comey. The two have a long history together, and in January 2014 Comey tapped Baker to become the FBI’s top lawyer. They had been longtime colleagues at both the DOJ and for a spell at the private Bridgewater Associates.
  • McCabe asked FBI lawyer for advice after Rosenstein suggested recording Trump

    10/10/2018 8:23:03 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/18 | JUSTIN WISE
    Former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe reportedly talked with the agency's top lawyer after deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein suggested that administration officials wiretap President Trump. The Washington Post, citing people familiar with the episode, reported on Tuesday that in 2017 McCabe told the lawyer, James Baker, that Rosenstein had discussed secretly taping the president to see if Trump had obstructed justice. McCabe then asked Baker how the FBI should address the deputy attorney general's suggestion. Baker reportedly dismissed the idea. Baker, however, told congressional investigators this week that Rosenstein's dramatic suggestion had been presented to him as being serious,...
  • FBI chief: 'Usual process was followed' for Kavanaugh background investigation

    10/10/2018 7:57:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/18 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that the bureau's background investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was limited in scope, following precedent for similar investigations. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) asked Wray during a Senate hearing whether the FBI was given full discretion "to investigate whatever your agency thought was appropriate to figure out what happened." “Our investigation here, our supplemental update to the previous background investigation, was limited in scope and that is consistent with the standard process for such investigations going back quite a long ways,” Wray said. The FBI head declined to say who at the bureau...
  • Hmmm... (The Kavanaugh Smear and the FBI: A Connection?)

    10/09/2018 5:46:20 PM PDT · by BenghaziMemoriam · 19 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | October 9, 2018 | Donald R. McClarey
    As a rule I abhor conspiracy theories. However, it would be ahistoric of me to deny that conspiracies have occurred. John Hinderaker at Powerline points us to a liberal site that begins to draw lines between some disturbing dots: James Kunstler is a liberal who has a site called Clusterf*** Nation. Although a liberal, he casts a cold, intelligent eye on the follies of our time. The linked post begins by questioning why anyone would believe Christine Ford. What follows is an explosive theme: I believe that the Christine Blasey Ford gambit was an extension of the sinister activities underway...
  • CIA Crimes: How John Brennan Weaponized the CIA and FBI ... to Frame Trump—PART E

    10/09/2018 2:43:35 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 10 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 7 October 2018 | Ashton Gray
    On the same day, Monday, 20 June 2016, covert MI6 operative Christopher Steele—working for Glenn Simpson at Fusion GPS, being paid with dirty money laundered through the law firms Perkins Coie and Baker Hostetler—created the first “report” in the infamous “dossier” on Donald Trump. And now it’s time to sit up smartly and pay very close attention to something that has received virtually zero attention anywhere in the world. Of course the entire world knows of the obscene scatological filth in that first “report,” alleging that Donald Trump, while on a trip to Moscow, stayed at the Ritz Carleton hotel...
  • FBI, DoJ Caught Redacting Key Documents Implicating Hillary Clinton, DNC

    10/09/2018 8:53:45 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 31 replies
    NN ^ | 10/09/18 | Jay Greenberg
    The FBI and Department of Justice have been caught heavily redacting key intelligence documents in sections that implicate Hillary Clinton and the DNC.
  • Very Important Interview: Devin Nunes Discusses FISA Investigation, Rod Rosenstein, Currently..

    10/08/2018 8:24:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 10/7/2018 | SUNDANCE
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes appears with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the ongoing FISA abuse investigation; the use of Michael Sussmann to act as a go-between for the DNC and FBI; the status of Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, and his upcoming (10/11) testimony; current visible activity within the DOJ that points to their ongoing corruption; and how all of that relates to the Robert Mueller investigation. This is a very important interview segment because it dovetails with the much larger issue CTH outlined about: “How Deep Is This Swamp“? Believe me, you’re going to want to watch this several...
  • Owner of limousine company involved in DEADLY NY crash is UNDERCOVER FBI informant (trunc)

    10/08/2018 1:04:13 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 14 replies
    https://truepundit.com ^ | October 8, 2018 by admin
    Owner of limousine company involved in DEADLY NY crash is UNDERCOVER FBI informant & International Fugitive Wanted for Murder The owner of the limousine company behind Saturday’s horror crash which killed 20 people is a former FBI informant who went undercover to record alleged terrorists in mosques after fleeing to the US from Pakistan in the 1990s where he’d been accused of murder. Shahed Hussain, 62, is named as the owner of Prestige Limousines, aka Hasy Limos, aka Saratoga Luxury Limousine, in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration documents. But 2010 court documents from the terrorism trials of four men who...
  • FBI and DOJ Caught Redacting Key Documents that Implicate Hillary and DNC

    10/08/2018 10:55:09 AM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 8, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: Deep State FBI and DOJ Caught Redacting Key Intel Documents that Implicate Hillary and DNC – Have Nothing to do with National Security! Yesterday we reported that Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) , Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures to discuss the latest developments in the House investigation of Deep State spying on the Trump campaign and administration. The liberal media has completely ignored the shocking revelation that the Obama administration and top officials at the DOJ were spying on Donald Trump during the campaign and after he was sworn...