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  • Meet the Warrior-Scholar Poised to Challenge Mark Warner This Fall

    06/12/2020 4:24:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | June 12, 2020 | Gabriella Hoffman
    Should Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) worry about his seat come November?  In 2014, he barely cruised to re-election by under a percentage point against Republican challenger Ed Gillespie—a race that stunned political observers everywhere. Now, the self-described “radical centrist” and senior Virginia senator is banking on his political transformation to secure a third term. Warner’s seat is listed as “Solid Democratic” by Cook Political Report and “Safe Democratic” by Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball. But he must answer for voting 84 percent of the time with Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and why he, previously the wealthiest U.S. Senator, believes capitalism doesn’t work anymore.  Warner, however, does...
  • Grenell: Revealing Flynn unmasking requests posed 'absolutely no risk' to intelligence community

    05/26/2020 6:15:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies ^ | 5/26/2020 | Daniel Payne
    The outgoing intelligence director thinks Sen. Warner's philosophy of transparency is 'based solely on political advantage' Outgoing acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell is dismissing a top Democratic senator's insinuations that he had harmed the U.S. intelligence community by declassifying the names of individuals who had requested Michael Flynn's unmasking. Last week, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner asked Grenell in a letter to explain why he had revealed the names of numerous Obama administration officials, including Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, who had requested that Flynn's name be unmasked in intelligence reports. Flynn has been at...
  • Warner asks DNI for underlying intelligence behind Flynn unmasking

    05/20/2020 3:22:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 20 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Wednesday asked acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell for the underlying intelligence reports in which former National Security Adviser Michael Flynns name was unmasked. In a letter obtained by The Hill, Warner asked Grenell for any underlying intelligence reports concerning conversations between Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador Sergei Kisltak, as well as the reasoning behind declassifying the unmasking requests, given the potential compromise to sources and methods. As you are well aware, there are substantial protections built into the process for requesting that identities of U.S. persons...
  • ranscripts: Clinton Aides Allied With Fusion GPS Pair After Election -- to Re-Push Anti-Trump Dossier

    05/15/2020 7:04:50 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 11 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | May 14, 2020 | Paul Sperry
    ...Just 10 days before the February 2017 meeting, Jones had incorporated a nonprofit called The Democracy Integrity Project (known internally as TDIP) after huddling with Simpson. The goal of their ongoing project is to prove the allegations in the dossier, while digging up new dirt on Trump and feeding it to media outlets, congressional investigators and the FBI to derail his presidency. The work of such opposition research outfits has become a mainstay of Washington journalism. In their book, Crime in Progress, Simpson and Fritsch detail their access to top journalists at The New York Times and other influential publications....
  • Scoop: Trump pulls nomination for former U.S. attorney for D.C. to Treasury post

    02/11/2020 4:45:12 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 111 replies
    AXIOS ^ | 11 FEBRUARY 2020 | AXIOS
    President Trump is withdrawing his nomination for former U.S. attorney for D.C. Jessie Liu to serve as the Treasury Department's undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, a top position overseeing economic sanctions, according to two sources with direct knowledge. The big picture: Liu was confirmed in September 2017 to lead the largest U.S. attorney's office in the country, overseeing a number of politically charged prosecutions that included the case against Trump associates Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and other spinoffs from the Mueller investigation.
  • Atkinsons SSCI Confirmation Transcript Shows Senator Warner Focus on Whistle-blower Controls

    12/27/2019 7:02:24 PM PST · by bitt · 18 replies
    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) holds confirmation authority over leaders appointed to the intelligence community. Chairman Burr and Vice-Chairman Warner participated in the IC effort to target and remove President Trump from office. You might remember recently how Burr and Warner would not support Rep. John Ratcliffe for Director of National intelligence under the auspices of Ratcliffe not having enough experience within intelligence operations. However, those same experience concerns were absent when they approved dirty ICIG nominee Michael Atkinson. Reminding ourselves how ICIG Atkinson manipulated the whistle-blower regulations to permit hearsay from CIA operative Eric Ciaramella; and knowing...
  • DOJ Official Bruce Ohr is Not Fired, and Thats Okay For Now.

    12/12/2019 3:00:20 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 20 replies ^ | 12/12/19 | sundance
    There are several dozen critical issues that stem from revelations about the DOJ and FBI conduct in/around the Carter Page FISA application (2017) and Steele Dossier writ large; but DOJ official Bruce Ohr still being employed isnt one of them, and heres why. (further down) -- Bruce Ohr wasnt the only non FBI person back-channeling information from corrupt source Christopher Steele into the FBI and Mueller team in 2017. SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner was doing exactly the same thing. Senator Warner was having secret contacts, would rather not have a paper trail, with Steele through liaison Adam Waldman, and then...
  • IG Modifies FISA Report, Adds Declassification Aspect Per DOJ (Barr?)

    12/11/2019 4:40:45 PM PST · by malach · 69 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12.11.19 | Sundance
    CTH made the case in mid 2018 that someone at the DOJ had influenced a decision not to charge Wolfe with the leaking of the FISA application; despite the FBI and DOJ having direct evidence of Wolfe leaking classified information. The logical reason for the Rosenstein DOJ not to charge Wolfe with the FISA leak was because that charge would ensnare powerful Senators on the powerful committee. Worse still, in hindsight we now see how that committee was working to aide the purposes and intents of the corrupt DOJ and FBI officials as they built their impeachment agenda. Remember, the...
  • Top Dem Senator:Trump Deserves Credit For Letting USPunchBack At Russia,Unlike Past Presidents

    11/17/2019 6:27:30 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    dailywire ^ | Nov 16, 2019 | By Ryan Saavedra
    Democrat Sen. Mark Warner (VA) said during an interview this week that President Donald Trump deserves credit for allowing the United States to punch back at and use its offensive capabilities against Russias cyber attacks. He also noted that Trump has made it a lot easier to take action against Russia than former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Warner, the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, made the remarks on PBSs Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, which aired on Friday. There are two main issues: There is the integrity of the election infrastructure, and then theres the...
  • Durhams Trail Leading to SSCI Ali Watkins Never Slept With James Wolfe It Was a Cover Story.

    10/21/2019 1:04:29 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 96 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/20/2019 | sundance
    With media reporting that U.S. Attorney John Durham has expanded the timeline and scope of his investigation into U.S. government and intelligence community activity during the 2016 election, theres an interesting quote from NBC: Justice Department officials have said that Durham has found something significant, and that critics should be careful. The expanded investigative timeline is now into May 2017 when Mueller was appointed special counsel, and would mean all of the preceding (and surrounding) activity leading up to Mueller would be reviewed. With that carefully in mind. During the 2016 effort to weaponize the institutions of government against the...
  • Fitton: Documents Reveal State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump

    09/24/2019 11:19:34 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 14 replies ^ | 9/23/19 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch has made public 90 pages of heavily redacted U.S. Department of State documents showing Obama State Department officials efforts to disseminate classified information to multiple U.S. Senators immediately prior to President Donald Trumps inauguration. The information, which included raw intelligence, purported to show malign Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Among the senators receiving the classified documents were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN). We obtained the documents through our June 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department after it failed to respond to a...
  • Googles Algorithms Threaten Free and Fair Elections

    07/28/2019 7:52:03 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 10 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 7-27-19 | Ned Ryun
    Last week, mostly lost in the news cycle of Trump versus the squad and the anticipation of the Mueller hearings, was the testimony of Dr. Robert Epstein in front of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding the power of Google to manipulate elections. Epstein, a Harvard Ph.D. in psychology and behavioral sciences, is a Democrat who voted for Clinton in 2016. Yet what he testified to should be troubling to every American who is concerned about election integrity and the threats of manipulation by powers both foreign and domestic. Epstein testified, based on 13,000 saved search results of...
  • The Democrats Biggest Expert Accusing Republicans of Russian Trolling Was a Russian Troll

    12/30/2018 6:36:24 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 26 replies
    FrontPage ^ | December 31, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Democrats Biggest Expert Accusing Republicans of Russian Trolling Was a Russian Troll They invented the Russian conspiracy, then they faked the crimes. December 31, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. When the Democrats and the media wanted to prove that Russian trolls were everywhere, and supporting Republicans, they turned to Jonathon Morgan and Renee DiResta. Morgan and DiResta had originally been part of Obamas futile effort to fight ISIS on social media, before discovering a much more lucrative...
  • Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand

    07/13/2019 1:20:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2019 | Reid Wilson
    The senators who are most likely to reject President Trump's nominees are the very ones who want to challenge him in 2020. The Hill's review of two-and-a-half years of vote totals shows Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted against more Trump nominees than any other senator. At the same time, Republicans voted virtually in lock step for Trump's nominees; the average GOP senator backed 99 percent of his picks, and the one who went rogue most often -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) -- still voted to confirm 93 percent of his nominees. Trump's picks...
  • Former Rep. Scott Taylor announces US Senate bid in Virginia

    07/08/2019 5:13:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 8, 2019
    Republican former Rep. Scott Taylor says hes running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, hoping to unseat Democrat Mark Warner. [] Taylor is an ex-Navy SEAL who served one term as a representative from Virginias 2nd Congressional District. He lost his re-election bid to Democrat Elaine Luria in 2018.
  • Fitton: Emails Show Obama State Departments Role in Anti-Trump Coup Cabal

    06/17/2019 10:10:43 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/2019 | Tom Fitton
    John Kerry, President Obamas secretary of state, seems to be having trouble staying within the legal bounds of the Logan Act, so its not surprising that his State Department lieutenants were getting their hands dirty in the conspiracy to bring down Donald Trump. Judicial Watch now has received more evidence of this anti-Trump conspiracy. With The Daily Caller News Foundation, they just released 16 pages of documents revealing senior State Obama officials Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer coordinated with incoming House Majority Whip Steny Hoyers (D-MD) national security advisor, Daniel...
  • Key Senate Democrat warns of Barrs expanded powers

    05/28/2019 10:26:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2019 | Mary Clare Jalonick and Susannah George
    The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee is sounding the alarm about the new powers that President Donald Trump has granted to Attorney General William Barr. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, in a letter obtained by The Associated Press, said he fears Trump is giving Barr the right to selectively declassify certain information for purposes of political gain. He asked that the leaders of the nations spy agencies contact lawmakers if Barrs investigation threatens their work. Trump last week granted Barr the power to review and potentially release classified information as he analyzes the origins of the FBIs Russia...
  • Sen. Mark Warner sounds alarm over William Barr's new declassification powers

    05/28/2019 4:51:04 PM PDT · by proust · 77 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/28/19 | Mary Clare Jalonick and Susannah George
    WASHINGTON The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee is sounding the alarm about the new powers that President Donald Trump has granted to Attorney General William Barr. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, in a letter obtained by The Associated Press, said he fears Trump is giving Barr the right to selectively declassify certain information for purposes of political gain. He asked that the leaders of the nations spy agencies contact lawmakers if Barrs investigation threatens their work.
  • Rep. Adam Schiff Receives Backlash After Calling AG Barr Investigation Un-American

    05/25/2019 5:00:53 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 44 replies ^ | 5/24/19 | Janita Kan
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has attracted widespread criticism for his recent comments where he described the Justice Departments probe into the origins of the Russia investigation as un-American, following President Donald Trumps announcement to declassify documents pertaining to surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election. On May 23, Schiff wrote on Twitter: While Trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice, Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies. The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase. This is un-American, he added.
  • Schiff Panics: Accuses Trump of Cover-up With Declassification of Campaign Spying Docs

    05/24/2019 2:01:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 57 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/24/2019 | Kristinn Taylor
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, attacked President Trump Thursday night as being un-American after Trump announced he was authorizing Attorney General William Barr to declassify and release documents related to Obama administration and Deep State spying on Trumps 2016 presidential campaign. Schiff accused Trump and Barr of conspiring to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies, which are the very things done to Trump by the Obama administration and the Deep State that Barr has been tasked by Trump to investigate. Schiff posted to Twitter: While Trump stonewalls the public from...