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  • EXCLUSIVE: The Treasury Department Spied on Flynn, Manafort, and the Trump Family, Says Whistleblower

    05/18/2020 2:55:46 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 232 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | 18 May 2020 | Neil W. McCabe
    President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department regularly surveilled retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn’s financial records and transactions beginning in December 2015 and well into 2017, before, during and after when he served at the White House as President Donald Trump’s National Security Director, a former senior Treasury Department official, and veteran of the intelligence community, told the Star Newspapers. “I started seeing things that were not correct, so I did my own little investigation, because I wanted to make sure what I was seeing was correct” she said. “You never want to draw attention to something if there is...
  • 'This system stinks': Schiff accuses Barr of politicizing DOJ on behalf of Trump after Manafort release

    05/13/2020 11:51:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 13, 2020 | Mica Soellner
    Rep. Adam Schiff blasted Attorney General William Barr, accusing him of politicizing the Justice Department for President Donald Trump's benefit following Paul Manafort's release from prison. "This system stinks," Schiff said Wednesday on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports.
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus concerns

    05/13/2020 5:25:53 AM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies ^ | May 13 , 2020 | Katherine Faulders and Luke Barr
    President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been released from prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement because of concerns over the novel coronavirus, two sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Manafort was released from FCI Loretto in central Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning, the two sources said.
  • Swedish software developer who is allegedly close to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is arrested

    04/11/2019 6:56:52 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 38 replies
    BREAKING: Swedish software developer who is allegedly close to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is arrested at Quito airport, Ecuadorian official says.
  • Shadowy (Obama-Linked) Liberal Group Began Investigating Trump-Ukraine Months Before the ‘Whistleblower’ Complaint

    01/11/2020 12:09:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jan 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Months before a whistleblower complaint that would spark the Democrat effort for impeachment, a shadowy liberal group founded and staffed by Obama administration alums and former Democrat congressional staffers launched an outside investigation into whether President Trump’s allies were seeking “foreign interference” from Ukraine in the 2020 elections. The group, American Oversight, began investigating the issue in May — more than two months before the “whistleblower” filed a complaint alleging Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s main domestic political rivals.” The group’s purpose is to...
  • Top Democrat warns FBI against giving GOP records from ex-DNC consultant (Chalupa)

    01/19/2020 9:38:47 AM PST · by bitt · 58 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 1/16/2020 | daniel Chaitin
    A top Democratic senator discouraged the Justice Department and FBI from complying with a Republican demand for information about a former Democratic National Committee contractor. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden warned that complying with the records request related to Alexandra Chalupa, who is alleged to have sought dirt from Ukraine to undermine then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 election, would have dangerous consequences. As Chalupa conducted research on Paul Manafort, who did lobbying work for a pro-Russia Ukrainian oligarchs and later became Trump's campaign manager, the Ukrainian American activist began receiving notifications from Yahoo security that claimed she was the victim...
  • BREAKING: Paul Manafort Case DISMISSED in Shock Ruling

    12/18/2019 9:31:50 AM PST · by montag813 · 62 replies
    24News ^ | 12-18-2019 | Joe Callen
    by Joe Callen In a stunning, unexpected ruling, a judge on Wednesday tossed out New York State charges of mortgage fraud against Paul Manafort because of ‘double jeopardy’ laws. This is a huge victory for Paul Manafort, who remains in custody on federal charges, because this opens a way for Trump to issue him a presidential pardon. And not just for Manafort: this ruling throws a legal hand grenade into the entire Democrat strategy of punishing former Trump aides and supporters with state charges to bypass his pardon powers. Manafort, 70, is currently serving a seven and half year prison sentence...
  • Paul Manafort has New York state fraud prosecution DISMISSED ..

    12/18/2019 8:54:12 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 18, 2019 | Louise Boyle
    Paul Manafort has New York state fraud prosecution DISMISSED because of 'double jeopardy' - opening way for Donald Trump to set him free with a pardon Manhattan judge rules that state attorney general Letitia James' attempt to prosecute disgraced Trump campaign chairman is invalid Judge Maxwell Wiley agreed with Manafort's attorneys that double jeopardy laws prevent the prosecution going ahead James had charged Manafort with mortgage fraud but Wiley ruled that he had already been convicted of 'overlapping' crime in federal court Manafort is serving federal sentence and not due for release until Christmas Day 2024 but is currently in...
  • Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort hospitalized for cardiac event: Sources

    12/17/2019 10:03:27 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/17/2019 | not shown
    President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been hospitalized for a cardiac event while serving his over seven year sentence for charges related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to two sources familiar with his situation. Manafort has been serving out his sentence as of late in a federal correction institute in central Pennsylvania.
  • The Horowitz Horror Show

    12/11/2019 7:11:55 AM PST · by karpov · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2019 | Holman W. Jenkins
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, as he explains, is bound to assume good faith unless given “documentary or testimonial evidence” otherwise. Yet he has compiled a factually damning report that even a thick-headed and biased press will have to take account of. A shorthand version of his report: Here are 50 facts that can be explained only by FBI incompetence or political bias. We find no documentary or testimonial evidence of bias. The mystique of Christopher Steele has gone poof, along with the reputations of many pundits. The FBI saw that he was being paid to sell claims to...
  • Timeline of alleged “sabotage” of Trump in 2016 by Democrats, Ukraine

    11/24/2019 5:46:08 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | November 24,2019 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Politico that she began researching Manafort in 2014. In 2014, the FBI investigated, and then reportedly wiretapped, Manafort for allegedly not properly disclosing Russia-related work. FBI failed to make a case at the time, according to CNN, and discontinued the wiretap. On March 25, 2016, according to Politico, Chalupa–who previously worked in the Clinton administration–met with top Ukrainian officials at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington D.C. in an effort to tarnish the Trump campaign in favor of Hillary Clinton by exposing “ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia.” The Ukrainian embassy proceeded to work “directly with reporters...
  • The United States Is Starting to Look Like Ukraine Why the president must be impeached *(Barf)

    11/23/2019 5:16:01 AM PST · by NorseViking · 55 replies
    NYT ^ | November 22, 2019 | Bret Stephens
    Donald Trump ought to be impeached and removed from office. This isn’t what I thought two months ago, when the impeachment inquiry began. I argued that the evidence fell short of the standards of a prosecutable criminal act. I also feared impeachment might ultimately help Trump politically, as it had helped Bill Clinton in 1998. That second worry might still prove true. But if the congressional testimonies of Marie Yovanovitch, Bill Taylor, Gordon Sondland, Alexander Vindman and especially Fiona Hill make anything clear, it’s that the president’s highest crime isn’t what he tried to do to, or with, Ukraine. It’s...
  • Ukraine Court Reveals Officials Interfered in US Election by Naming Manafort

    11/19/2019 1:06:47 PM PST · by ransomnote · 28 replies ^ | 12/14/2018 | sputniknews
    A Ukrainian court revealed Wednesday that two Ukrainian officials had violated the law by revealing information about illegal cash payments made to Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former presidential election campaign chair. The disclosure amounted to interference in a foreign election. A Kiev district court ruled Wednesday that Artem Sytnik, director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, and member of parliament Serhiy Leshchenko acted illegally when they disclosed Manafort's name from among the documents of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions, the Kyiv Post reported. By doing so, they acted in favor of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election. In response to the ruling, Leshchenko wrote...
  • ‘Witness’ Vindman Was Given Instructions By Corrupt State Department In Ukraine

    11/12/2019 5:58:07 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    CDMedia ^ | November 4,2019 | CD Media Staff
    iIntelligence sources in Kyiv have informed CD Media that the ‘witness’ narrative of LT COL Alexander Vindman was created by corrupt U.S. State Department officials in Kyiv, Ukraine. According to our sources, “Alexander Vindman [recent witness in favor of Trump impeachment], Gordon Sondland [US ambassador to the EU and Trump supporter] and Oleksandr Danilyuk [Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine from late May until 30 September 2019 before being fired] had a meeting in July 2019. Sondland asked Danilyuk as head of National Security Bureau of Ukraine to investigate Biden, Burisma, and Manafort related investigations. Apparently,...
  • Internal Mueller documents show Trump campaign chief pushed unproven theory Ukraine hacked Democrats

    11/03/2019 4:16:31 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 2, 2019 | Rosalind Helderman, Spencer Hsu
    President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, suggested as early as the summer of 2016 that Ukrainians might have been responsible for hacking the Democratic National Committee during the presidential campaign rather than Russians, a key witness told federal investigators last year. Newly released documents show that Manafort’s protege, deputy campaign manager Rick Gates, told the FBI of Manafort’s theory during interviews conducted as part of former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. Gates told the FBI that Manafort had shared his theory of Ukrainian culpability with him and other campaign...
  • Alexandra Chalupa: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    10/31/2019 11:36:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Heavey ^ | 10 31 2019 | Jessica McBride
    Alexandra Chalupa is a former Democratic National Committee contractor and staffer who calls herself a “human rights hobbyist” and runs a Washington D.C. political consulting firm. Chalupa is Ukrainian-American. Her investigations, focusing on former Donald Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential election, have provoked controversy.“Chalupa’s actions appear to show that she was simultaneously working on behalf of a foreign government, Ukraine, and on behalf of the DNC and Clinton campaign, in an effort to influence not only the U.S voting population but U.S. government officials,” Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, Senate Judiciary Committee...
  • Anti-Trump Collusion by Media [Weekly Update]

    10/25/2019 3:23:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 25, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    AP Reporters Pushed FBI to prosecute Manafort New Benghazi Documents Confirm Clinton Email Cover-Up The State Department Monitored People It Didn’t Like AP Reporters Pushed FBI to prosecute Manafort The Associated Press, founded in 1846 as a cooperative association of newspapers, has enjoyed a reputation for independence and fairness over the years. Lately, however, it has come under criticism for what some see as a left/liberal bias. Certainly, what we have just learned about its dealings with anti-Trump partisans in the Justice Department does nothing to improve our perception of the news service. We have released two sets of...
  • Judicial Watch: AP Reporters Gave DOJ/FBI Ukraine Info and Code to Private Locker of Paul Mana...

    10/22/2019 2:07:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 22, 2019 | Staff
    Full title: Judicial Watch: AP Reporters Gave DOJ/FBI Ukraine Info and Code to Private Locker of Paul Manafort in Apparent Effort to Push Criminal Prosecution Andrew Weissmann organized off-the-record DOJ/FBI meeting with AP to exchange ‘clarification’ and ‘assistance’ in their investigation for details on former Trump Campaign Director Paul Manafort (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released two productions of heavily redacted FBI documents – 28 pages and 38 pages – about an April 11, 2017, “off-the-record” meeting set up by then-Chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Fraud Section Andrew Weissmann, between the DOJ, the FBI and the Associated Press...
  • Cuomo signs measure allowing New York to press charges despite presidential pardon

    10/16/2019 9:45:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/19 | Justine Coleman
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a measure Wednesday permitting New York state to press charges against those who have received presidential pardons. The measure was passed to prevent President Trump's ex-aides facing prison time or potential sentencing from receiving pardons and avoiding criminal punishment, NBC News reported. The network added that the legislation was a direct response to the president's consideration of giving his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, a pardon. Manafort is serving in a federal prison after being convicted on bank fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy charges. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has also indicted him on state...
  • It's Not All About the Bidens: Why Trump Has Ukraine on the Brain

    10/07/2019 7:27:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | OCTOBER 07, 2019 | Lee Smith, RealClearInvestigations
    In February 2017, the Washington Post’s Miller had the lead byline on a story based on leaks of Trump’s conversations with Australia’s prime minister and Mexico’s president. Six months later, the Post published the entire transcripts of both conversations in another Miller story. It was through such national security correspondents that anti-Trump sources -- intelligence officials -- pushed leaks of classified information and other tidbits intended to damage Trump into the media. There it merged with other anti-Trump currents in nearly every corner of the press, where it blossomed into Russiagate. After a nearly two-year investigation, the special counsel found...