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  • U.S. judge orders special counsel to turn over evidence on Michael Flynn

    12/13/2017 3:51:30 PM PST · by advance_copy · 57 replies
    Reuters | 12/13/2017 | Sarah Lynch
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday to turn over any potential evidence that could be material for when he sentences President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. [SNIP] Flynn has agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation. Moscow has denied interfering in the election and Trump has denied any collusion. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan told the government in a filing to turn over any exculpatory evidence, known as “Brady” material, that could potentially help Flynn’s defense or information that is “material either to the defendant’s guilt or punishment.” The...
  • A Transparent Lack of Media Curiosity – Why Was Judge Rudolph Contreras Recused From Flynn Case?…

    12/12/2017 10:13:13 PM PST · by bitt · 3 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 12/12/2017 | SUNDANCE
    Last Thursday it was announced that U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras was mysteriously recused from the Special Counsel case against General Mike Flynn, five days after Judge Contreras accepting the initial pleading. No explanation as to ‘why’? (Reuters) The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday. (read more) One might think the media apparatus, or pundit proletariat writ large, might be curious about why a U.S. District Court Judge...
  • Wray Investigates FBI Brass For Reported Vigilante-Like Plot to “bleep” Flynn & Trump

    12/11/2017 4:22:00 PM PST · by mojito · 48 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 12/11/2017 | Investigative Bureau
    <p>FBI Director Christopher Wray has been diligently but quietly investigating whether a group of the FBI’s top agents waged a political-fueled vigilante campaign against Gen. Mike Flynn and President Donald Trump, according the FBI sources.</p> <p>Yes, it is the stuff Hollywood movies are made of but this is real life. With real consequences.</p>
  • The FBI Is No Friend of Liberty and Justice: The handling of the Michael Flynn case is disturbing.

    12/10/2017 7:31:32 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    Reason ^ | December 10, 2017 | Sheldon Richman
    One of the unfortunate ironies of the manufactured "Russiagate" controversy is the perception of the FBI as a friend of liberty and justice. But the FBI has never been a friend of liberty and justice. Rather, as James Bovard writes, it "has a long record of both deceit and incompetence. Five years ago, Americans learned that the FBI was teaching its agents that 'the FBI has the ability to bend or suspend the law to impinge on the freedom of others.' This has practically been the Bureau's motif since its creation in 1908…. The FBI has always used its 'good...
  • President Trump To Bypass Treasonous US Intelligence Agencies – Plus – Impeachment Vote Fails.

    12/07/2017 9:04:34 AM PST · by davikkm · 31 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Blackwater founder Erik Prince, ex-CIA officer John Maguire, and Oliver North are advising President Trump to create his own private global spy network, which would report directly to him and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.  At this point, President Trump is surrounded by treasonous US Intelligence Agencies, which are part of the vast Deep State network seeking to overthrow his Presidency.   They are working with Special Counselor Robert Mueller to impeach him, and quite frankly they are quickly moving forward.  Mueller has let it be known he has made a deal with General Michael Flynn, which is nothing but a...
  • Judge Who Presided Over Michael Flynn’s Case and Recused Himself — ALSO SITS ON FISA COURT!

    12/08/2017 11:11:44 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 61 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | December 7, 2017 | by Jim Hoft
    Full Title:********************** Judge Who Presided Over Michael Flynn’s Case and Recused Himself — IS OBAMA APPOINTEE WHO ALSO SITS ON FISA COURT! ********************************************** On Thursday evening U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras recused himself from former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s criminal case. Emmet G. Sullivan will now oversee over the trial.
  • The American People Deserve the Whole Story": Grassley on Importance of Congressional Oversight

    12/07/2017 1:32:18 PM PST · by smileyface · 11 replies
    US Senate Floor ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
    Prepared Senate Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Bipartisan Congressional Oversight December 6, 2017 VIDEO Mr. President, I have been doing oversight of the executive branch for a very long time. I’ve done it as a Ranking Member. I’ve done it as a Chairman. I’ve done it when my party held the White House. And, I’ve done it when the other party held the White House. Earlier this year, I stood up for the rights of my Democrat colleagues to do oversight of the Trump administration, even while they are in the Minority. I...
  • (Vanity) Flynn Judge Likely Also Signed FISA Warrant

    12/07/2017 7:05:06 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    The Judge recused himself tonight from Flynn's sentencing hearing. Why? His Bio: Judge Rudolph “Rudy” Contreras was appointed to the District Court in March 2012. Prior to joining the District Court, Judge Contreras served from 2006 to 2012 as the Chief of the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office of the District of Columbia. In that capacity, he supervised 39 Assistant United States Attorneys who defend and bring civil cases on behalf of the United States. Judge Contreras was awarded his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 1984 and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude,...
  • Judge in Flynn case recuses himself

    12/07/2017 6:05:21 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 92 replies
    The judge who took a guilty plea from President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn last week has recused himself ahead of a sentencing hearing. A court spokeswoman confirmed to Politico and other outlets that the case was reassigned after Judge Rudolph Contreras, an appointee of former President Barack Obama, recused himself. Judge Emmet Sullivan, an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, was randomly selected to take his place in the case. The switch comes after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians in the month before Trump took office. Flynn's guilty plea...
  • Whistleblower: Flynn told ex-partner Russia sanctions would be ripped up

    12/06/2017 10:49:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 6, 2017 | by MIKE MEMOLI
    Donald Trump was just 11 minutes into his presidency when his choice for national security adviser, Michael Flynn, texted a former business partner to say an ambitious U.S. collaboration with Russia to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East was "good to go," according to a new whistleblower account. As Trump delivered his inaugural address, says the unnamed whistleblower, Flynn directed Alex Copson, managing director of ACU Strategic Partners, to inform their business partners "to put things in place." The whistleblower also says that Flynn assured Copson that U.S. sanctions on Russia that could block the nuclear project would be...
  • How the FBI Criminalized Trump’s Transition

    12/07/2017 1:10:42 PM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    The Observer ^ | 12/07/17 | Thomas Farnan
    What do you call a system of government that cannot tolerate a transition of power without corrupt machinations by those unwilling to cede control? Banana Republic is a term that comes to mind. The Special Counsel was appointed to determine whether Russia colluded with Trump to steal the election. Michael Flynn was indicted for a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador on December 28, 2016, seven weeks after the election.
  • GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI

    12/06/2017 5:19:27 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/6/17 | John Solomon
    GOP lawmakers say they have heard new stories about political bias or interference within the FBI on the eve of new testimony Thursday by FBI Director Christopher Wray. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he interviewed a recently retired FBI supervisor who told him he was instructed by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing a report on the FBI findings to the larger intelligence community. The agent found the instruction concerning because his unit had gathered incontrovertible evidence showing a major al Qaeda figure had directed the attack and...
  • Top FBI Lawyer Under Investigation For Leaks

    07/29/2017 6:49:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/29/17 | Ian Mason
    A Thursday report in Circa cites three officials claiming that FBI General Counsel James A. Baker is the “top suspect” in an investigation into leaks of classified Department of Justice information to the media. The report claims the investigation is “criminal” in nature. It is unclear exactly what information Baker is suspected of leaking and to which new outlets he did so. Baker is reportedly a “close ally” of ousted FBI Director James Comey, who, in 2014, appointed him to his current post as the top attorney representing the bureau. According to a June report in Vox, Baker was...
  • Media meltdown and the damage it does to democracy

    12/04/2017 11:14:47 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 05, 2017 | Washington Examiner Editorial
    If you tried to keep abreast of the news this weekend by reading the New York Times, watching ABC News, or following well-regarded veteran reporters on Twitter, you would have been led astray as badly as if you had followed a couple of guys working out of a coffee shop in Moldova. Relying on the supposedly respectable news media would have left you believing that the FBI found President Trump urging national security adviser Michael Flynn to contact Russia during the campaign (it didn’t), that Trump national security aide K.T. McFarland wrote that Russia threw the election to Trump (she...
  • Hillary Clinton Received Secret Memo Stating Obama Admin ‘Support’ for ISIS

    06/15/2016 10:42:23 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 37 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Jun 2016 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State. The memo made clear that Al Qaeda in Iraq was speaking through Muhammad Al Adnani, who is now the senior spokesman for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Western and Gulf states were supporting the terrorist group to try to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, who was being propped up by the Russians, Iranians, and Chinese. In August 2012, a “SECRET” classified memo was sent to various top Obama administration officials...
  • ABC News president excoriates staff over Brian Ross' Michael Flynn error

    12/04/2017 3:43:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    CNN Media ^ | December 4,2017 | Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter
    ABC News president James Goldston excoriated staff Monday over Brian Ross' major error on a report about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and announced that Ross, the network's chief investigative reporter, will no longer cover stories related to President Trump. Goldston also told staffers that the network was conducting a "full review" of the error and its aftermath. Ross had initially reported Friday morning that Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump as a candidate had instructed him to reach out to the Russians. Ross said more than seven hours later on "World News Tonight" that his information...
  • Joy Behar: Yeah, I Totally Jumped The Gun Spreading That Shoddy ABC Report About Russian Collusion

    12/04/2017 3:37:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, The View finally addressed their embarrassing celebratory reaction to news that Donald Trump instructed ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to contact the Russians. It was under the impression that this occurred when Donald Trump was a candidate during the 2016 election. Cue the champagne popping on the Left. Here’s the smoking gun, right? Nope. ABC News’ Brian Ross, who reported on this story, botched it. It was President-elect Trump instructing Mr. Flynn to establish your usual connections with foreign governments from a new incoming administration. If Mr. Ross’ name doesn’t sound familiar, he was the guy who reported that...
  • EXCLUSIVE:FBI Supervisor BOOTED from Mueller Probe INTERVIEWED Mike Flynn (Hannity tic-tock)

    A supervisory special agent who is now under scrutiny after being removed from Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office for alleged bias against President Trump also oversaw the bureau’s interviews of embattled former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, this reporter has learned. Flynn recently pled guilty to one-count of lying to the FBI last week. FBI agent Peter Strzok was one of two FBI agents who interviewed Flynn, which took place on Jan. 24, at the White House, said several sources. The other FBI special agent, who interviewed Flynn, is described by sources as a field supervisor in the “Russian Squad,...
  • Fired Trump-Hating FBI Agent Reviewed Clinton Emails on Pedo-Weiner’s Computer .. Before Election

    12/04/2017 2:08:44 PM PST · by george76 · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 3, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Fired Trump-Hating FBI Agent Reviewed Clinton Emails on Pedo-Weiner’s Computer in RECORD TIME Before Election. ( Full title ) ... This weekend the Mueller Special Counsel admitted they were forced to fire a top FBI agent Peter Stzrok after his anti-Trump text messages were discovered. Strzok was fired from Team Mueller in August after he was caught sending out anti-Trump text messages. ... Peter Stzrok reviewed and cleared the Anthony Weiner-Huma Abedin emails in RECORD TIME before the election and said he FOUND NOTHING. Peter Strzok was also put in charge of the Comey’s political Trump Russia investigation in July...
  • FBI supervisor removed from Special Counsel’s Office had interviewed Michael Flynn

    12/04/2017 12:39:04 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    SaraCarter.com ^ | SARA CARTER
    “The most logical thing to happen would be to call the other FBI Special Agent present during Flynn’s interview before the Grand Jury to recount his version,” said a former U.S. Intelligence Official, with knowledge of the interview. A supervisory special agent who is now under scrutiny after being removed from Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office for alleged bias against President Trump also oversaw the bureau’s interviews of embattled former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, this reporter has learned. Flynn recently pled guilty to one-count of lying to the FBI last week. FBI agent Peter Strzok was one of two...