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  • 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...
  • Flashback: Obama Admin Asked Ukraine to Investigate Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort

    10/07/2019 9:33:40 AM PDT · by gattaca · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 27, 2019 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy noted at National Review on Thursday that then-President Barack Obama’s administration asked Ukraine to investigate Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, in 2016.
  • Obama engaged Ukraine to give the Russian collusion narrative an early boost (and 2016 Hillary)

    10/05/2019 2:54:47 AM PDT · by Liz · 53 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/25/19 07 | JOHN SOLOMON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    As Donald Trump began his meteoric rise to the presidency, the Obama White House summoned Ukrainian authorities to Washington to coordinate ongoing anti-corruption efforts inside Russia’s most critical neighbor. The January 2016 gathering, confirmed by multiple participants and contemporaneous memos, brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face to face with members of former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), FBI, State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ). The agenda suggested the purpose was training and coordination. But Ukrainian participants said it didn’t take long — during the meetings and afterward — to realize the Americans’ objectives included...
  • Mukasey Op-ed Should Strike Fear in Democrats

    10/01/2019 9:02:29 AM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/30/2019 | roger l simon
    If I were a Democrat, I would be afraid, I would be very afraid, after reading former Attorney General Michael Mukasey's Monday WSJ oped: "John Durham's Ukrainian Leads." The subtitle is "What the prosecutor has found may be quite different from what the Democrats are looking for." Mukasey begins: "Americans often boast that we are a nation of laws, but for the moment laws appear to play a decidedly secondary role in the drama we are living in and—hopefully—through." True enough, but the nub of the article, which returns us to the rule of law, comes further on: "True, much...
  • How the Obama White House engaged Ukraine to give Russia collusion narrative an early boost 4/25/19

    09/25/2019 10:39:17 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/19 | John Solomon
    As Donald Trump began his meteoric rise to the presidency, the Obama White House summoned Ukrainian authorities to Washington to coordinate ongoing anti-corruption efforts inside Russia’s most critical neighbor. The January 2016 gathering, confirmed by multiple participants and contemporaneous memos, brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face to face with members of former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), FBI, State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ). The agenda suggested the purpose was training and coordination. But Ukrainian participants said it didn’t take long — during the meetings and afterward — to realize the Americans’ objectives included...
  • Ukrainian Embassy confirms DNC contractor solicited Trump dirt in 2016 (FLASHBACK 5/19)

    09/20/2019 6:12:39 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/2/2019 | john Solomon
    The boomerang from the Democratic Party’s failed attempt to connect Donald Trump to Russia’s 2016 election meddling is picking up speed, and its flight path crosses right through Moscow’s pesky neighbor, Ukraine. That is where there is growing evidence a foreign power was asked, and in some cases tried, to help Hillary Clinton. In its most detailed account yet, the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington says a Democratic National Committee (DNC) insider during the 2016 election solicited dirt on Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and even tried to enlist the country's president to help. In written answers to questions, Ambassador Valeriy Chaly's...
  • New Documents Released: Notes From FBI Interviews With DOJ Official Bruce Ohr

    08/08/2019 6:16:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 83 replies
    federalist ^ | 8/8/2019 | staff
    The FBI released 34 pages of notes, known as “302s,” of its 2016 and 2017 interviews with Bruce Ohr, the DOJ official who met with the British dossier author Christopher Steele and opposition research firm Fusion GPS’s Glen Simpson. Ohr’s wife, Nellie Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, when they were hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Convention. The FBI was sued by the watchdog group Judicial Watch to comply with their requests for access to the notes via Freedom of Information Act. Read the documents below:
  • US Embassy [Obama] pressed Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election

    07/27/2019 4:37:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    thehill ^ | 03/26/19 | JOHN SOLOMON
    While the 2016 presidential race was raging in America, Ukrainian prosecutors ran into some unexpectedly strong headwinds as they pursued an investigation into the activities of a nonprofit in their homeland known as the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC). The focus on AntAC — whose youthful street activists famously wore “Ukraine F*&k Corruption” T-shirts — was part of a larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted. The prosecutors soon would learn the resistance they faced was blowing directly from the U.S. Embassy...
  • Russian Oligarch's Story Could Spell Trouble for Team Mueller

    07/03/2019 6:27:32 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 27 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 7/2/2019 | John Solomon
    Sometimes it is the quiet, elusive ones who come back to haunt you. And for ex-special prosecutor Robert Mueller, one of those might be a Russian billionaire named Oleg Deripaska. The oligarch who once controlled Russia’s largest aluminum empire has been an international man of intrigue in the now-completed and disproven Trump collusion investigation. Deripaska was a disaffected former business client of Donald Trump’s fallen campaign chairman Paul Manafort. He also was a legal research client of Trump-hating, Clinton-aiding British spy Christopher Steele. In his spare time, he was an occasional friendly cooperator with the FBI and its fired deputy...
  • Dossier 2.0 - Mueller's Fake Black Cash Ledger Used To Persecute Manafort

    06/27/2019 9:49:16 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-27-19 | Daniel John Sobieski
    We are familiar with the pattern. Leak details about fake documents like the Steele dossier to the media, then use the media reports as a second source “corroborating” the unverified report when using it to justify your illegal actions. More evidence of the deceitful and arguably illegal actions by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller has popped up, this time regarding Paul Manafort’s “black cash ledger” allegedly documenting criminal financial moves on his part and it parallels the criminality of the use of the Steele Dossier by the FBI to lie to the FISA court to authorize the surveillance of Team...
  • Sean Hannity was laughed at when he said he was spied on. The proof just came out. He was.

    06/22/2019 7:07:33 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 45 replies
    BPR: Business and Politics ^ | June 22, 2019 | Vivek Saxena
    Full title: Sean Hannity was laughed at when he said he was spied on. The proof just came out. He was. For years Fox News host Sean Hannity claimed that the Obama administration was spying on him. The public release Friday of a text-message exchange between him and President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort suggests he was perhaps at least partially correct. Unsealed by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, the far-left Obama appointee with a suspiciously Democrat-friendly history, the text messages date from July 14, 2017 to June 5, 2018, and show Hannity speaking sympathetically to Manafort...
  • Texts between Hannity, Manafort unsealed by court

    06/22/2019 4:15:47 PM PDT · by Hostage · 15 replies
    CNET ^ | Friday, 21 June 2019 | BY CORINNE REICHERT
    Fifty-five pages of texts between Fox News host Sean Hannity and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort make their way online.
  • Hannity and Manafort Texts Released

    06/22/2019 5:51:11 AM PDT · by bpete123 · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/22/2019 | Fox News
    Text messages sent between Fox News host Sean Hannity and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort have been released, showing the two expressing outrage over the Russia probe and concern for the direction of the country. Read the texts below.
  • Paul Manafort in solitary confinement in Manhattan prison

    06/18/2019 1:27:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | Rebecca Rosenberg and Lia Eustachewich June 18, 2019 | 4:13pm
    Paul Manafort is currently holed up in solitary confinement at a Manhattan prison — and he’s expected to remain at the lockup as his mortgage-fraud case plays out, his lawyer and the Department of Justice said Tuesday. The president’s former campaign manager was recently transferred to the Metropolitan Correctional Center to await arraignment on state crimes. “My expectation is he won’t remain there [in solitary]. For a couple days when you’re being processed, they keep you in solitary,” Manafort’s lawyer Todd Blanche told The Post on Tuesday. “I’m hopeful the MCC will have a location for him that’s not solitary.”...
  • Paul Manafort Seemed Headed to Rikers. Then the Justice Department Intervened.

    06/18/2019 8:37:28 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    New York Times via MSN ^ | June 18, 2019 | William K. Rashbaum & Katie Benner
    Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman who is serving a federal prison sentence, had been expected to be transferred to the notorious Rikers Island jail complex this month to await trial on a separate state case. But last week, Manhattan prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the second-highest law enforcement official in the country inquiring about Mr. Manafort’s case. The letter, from Jeffrey A. Rosen, Attorney General William P. Barr’s new top deputy, indicated that he was monitoring where Mr. Manafort would be held in New York. And then, on Monday, federal prison officials weighed in,...
  • Carter Page: I Was A Source For The CIA, FBI, And State Department For Years Prior To...

    06/13/2019 1:18:16 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 13, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    It’s already bad enough that the FBI appears to have not even attempted to verify the Trump dossier. The document has clear errors in it. Inaccuracies that could easily have been caught with a simple Google search. On top of this, the State Department knew this document was biased political trash. The Clinton campaign and the Democrats, which hired Fusion GPS, who then tapped ex-MI6 spy Christopher Steele to compile the document, funded the effort. Steele told the State Department that the information in his possession had a shelf life. Yeah, it was called the 2016 election. The document is...
  • Scarborough Jokes About Manafort Being Locked Up in Rikers Island Hellhole

    06/10/2019 8:56:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The liberal media feigns horror over "lock her up" refrains. But when it comes to a Trump associate actually being locked up in a notoriously awful jail, well, that's a cause for mirth and hilarity. And thus it was that on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough joked about Paul Manfort being confined at Rikers Island, which has been described as a "hellhole," as here, here, and "the most notorious jail in America."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Manafort's SoHo apartment put up for sale by U.S. Marshals

    06/07/2019 10:30:42 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 21 replies
    NBC ^ | 06-07-19 | Tom Winter and Adiel Kaplan
    The federal government has put Paul Manafort's New York City loft on the market for more than $3.6 million. The apartment, on Howard Street in Manhattan's posh SoHo neighborhood, was one of five properties forfeited by the former Trump campaign manager as part of his plea agreement in September 2018. A judge ordered the forfeiture on May 22. The apartment is now listed with other seized properties on the U.S. Marshals Service website with an asking price of $3,663,000.
  • Key figure that Mueller report linked to Russia was a State Department intel source

    06/06/2019 6:16:03 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/19 | John Solomon
    In a key finding of the Mueller report, Ukrainian businessman Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked for Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is tied to Russian intelligence. But hundreds of pages of government documents — which Mueller possessed since 2018 — describe Kilimnik as a “sensitive” intelligence source for the U.S. State Department who informed on Ukrainian and Russian matters. Why special counsel Robert Mueller’s team omitted that part of the Kilimnik narrative from their report and related court filings is not known. But the revelation of it comes as the accuracy of Mueller’s Russia conclusions face increased scrutiny. The incomplete portrayal...
  • Deep State: First, the attempted coup. Now, the political prisoner ...

    06/06/2019 10:22:49 AM PDT · by libstripper · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Most people don't quite know what to make of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's alarm about Manhattan prosecutors' decision to throw President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, into Rikers Island prison. It was an unprecedented move. Yet she's hardly a supporter of people connected to President Trump - she actually wants the president impeached. But she's right about what she's reading: