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  • Constitution Day: 232 Years of the Framers' Errors?

    09/22/2019 9:07:43 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 17, 2019 AD | John F Di Leo
    Every September 17, we celebrate Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by the delegates who were still in town, that fall day in 1787 following the Constitutional Convention. Over the past century, however, there have been more and more complaints about it. We have been told that this clause or that was unfair, that this point was dated and this other point was misguided. All in the interest of numbing the populace, so people wouldn’t mind when the Constitution was violated. After all, if a politician violates a sacred oath, that’s a sin against his constituents,...
  • New FOIA Docs Show Rosenstein Offered Reporters to be ‘Anonymous’ Source Shortly Before He Appo

    09/20/2019 10:54:55 AM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 9/20/2019 | Christina Laila
    In June of 2017, then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decried leaks and said “Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials’ …” “Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations,”Rosenstein warned in a June 2017 statement. “The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.” BuzzFeed obtained through FOIA a tranche of emails from the Justice Department showing Rosenstein offering to be one of the ‘anonymous officials.’ About two weeks before Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel, he emailed a reporter [named redacted by BuzzFeed] and told them...
  • Former Bush White House Chief Of Staff: FBI Director Might Bury Parts Of Report On Obama FISA Abuses

    08/21/2019 1:22:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | August 21, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    I know we’ve been waiting a long time for the Department of Justice’s inspector general on the alleged FISA abuses that occurred under the Obama administration. It was supposed to be released this summer. Now, it’s due out in early September. The contents might not send anyone from the Obama DOJ to jail, but it will reaffirm what we have been saying for quite some time: that the FBI was allegedly spying on Trump officials, that the meddling of the most concern was really coming from the J. Edgar Hoover Building, and that the Trump dossier was known to be...
  • 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:
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe Exposes Weissmann and Mueller’s Twisted Interpretation of DOJ Rules

    07/26/2019 7:43:47 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 24, 2019 | sundance
    Representative John Ratcliffe questions how Robert Mueller presented an investigative finding with no evidence of guilt, yet simultaneously states the investigation “would not exonerate” the President.  Ratcliffe crushed the construct of Mueller and left the biased special counsel speechless and jaw-agape.  WATCH: “Donald Trump is not above the law, but he damned sure also shouldn’t be below the law”…
  • Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says ‘people deserve more’ from Mueller

    07/25/2019 7:28:19 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 24 2019 | Mark Moore
    Count Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer who’s serving a three-year sentence in federal prison, among those frustrated by former special counsel Robert Mueller’s performance on Capitol Hill. Cohen, who watched the testimony with other inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution Otisville in upstate Orange County, said he was let down by Mueller’s “reluctance” to go beyond the report of his two-year investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. “Mr. Mueller today had the world stage to answer questions regarding obstruction of justice and witness tampering. Sadly, his reluctance just continues to leave the debate open and those responsible...
  • Why do people...want Clinton's emails was investigated + she was found not guilty?

    07/18/2019 7:46:43 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 15 replies ^ | 6-7-2019 | Greg Mason, IT Security at Hidden (1989-present)
    Here is former FBI Director Comey’s testimony to Congress. Read this and make up your own mind: Gowdy: Good morning, Director Comey. Secretary Clinton said she never sent or received any classified information over her private e-mail, was that true? Comey: Our investigation found that there was classified information sent. Gowdy: It was not true? Comey: That's what I said. Gowdy: OK. Secretary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her e-mails sent or received. Was that true? Comey: That's not true. There were a small number of portion markings on I think three of the documents. Gowdy: Secretary...
  • Judge Says SDNY Has Ended Trump Campaign Finance Probe, Orders Michael Cohen Records Unsealed

    07/17/2019 11:52:04 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 17, 2019 | CHUCK ROSS
    A federal judge Wednesday confirmed federal prosecutors in New York City ended their investigation into Trump campaign finance violations, which focused on former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and the Trump Organization. Judge William Pauley confirmed the end of the probe in an order to release the remaining files in the case against Michael Cohen, the former Trump attorney who is serving a three-year prison term for several crimes. The end of the investigation indicates that no additional Trump Organization executives — a group that includes Donald Trump Jr. — will be charged in the investigation, which was led by attorneys...
  • Judge orders release of documents related to hush payments by Trump's ex-lawyer

    07/17/2019 10:57:23 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07-17-19 | Brendan Pierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the release of documents relating to hush-money payments by Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to two women who said they had sexual encounters years ago with the U.S. president, declaring the matter of “national importance.” U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan ordered that the documents, used by federal prosecutors to obtain a search warrant for Cohen’s home and office last year, must be unsealed by 11 a.m. (1500 GMT) on Thursday. Cohen, 52, pleaded guilty in 2018 to directing payments of $130,000 to adult film star Stormy...
  • REVEALED: Rod Rosenstein Penned Mysterious Third ‘Scope Memo’ For Robert Mueller

    06/19/2019 8:19:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/19/2019 | Christina Laila
    Mueller’s garbage report was released two months ago and his investigation into ‘Trump-Russia’ began over two years ago yet we still have not seen the unredacted ‘scope memo’ Rosenstein penned in August 2017. Shortly after Rosenstein hijacked the Justice Department from Jeff Sessions and became the de facto Attorney General, he penned his first scope memo on May 17, 2017 authorizing Robert Mueller to investigate the so-called (non-existent) Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, authorized Mueller to investigate three areas: “i) any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the...
  • Jordan, Meadows To Cummings: This Is The Real Reason You Won't Hold Cohen Accountable For Lying...

    06/08/2019 12:05:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies ^ | June 8, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Full title: Jordan, Meadows To Cummings: This Is The Real Reason You Won't Hold Cohen Accountable For Lying To CongressHouse Oversight Committee Ranking Member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mark Meadows (R-NC), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Relations, on Friday sent a letter to Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) slamming him for failing to hold Michael Cohen accountable for lying to Congress. Friday marked 100 days since Cummings said he'd hold Cohen accountable. And, not surprisingly, nothing has taken place. "You waited to review Cohen's testimony before the House Permanent Selection Committee on Intelligence (HSPCI) to determine...
  • Team Trump Now Wants Mueller to Testify Before Congress in Hopes of a Grilling

    06/02/2019 2:56:21 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05.30.19 7:20 PM ET | Sam Stein, Asawin Suebsaeng
    “If they allow [GOP Reps.] Meadows and Jordan and few of the others there, they’ll eviscerate him more than they did Michael Cohen,” said Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney during and after the Mueller probe. Giuliani said it would be “emotionally satisfying to have” Mueller testify and that “in terms of the politics of it, I would love to have him testify. I think he’s afraid to.” The former New York City mayor and current Trump lawyer said he’d spoken to the president both before and after Mueller’s televised statement to the press. Asked to describe Trump’s views, Giuliani...
  • Nickelodeon Actor Michael D. Cohen Reveals He Transitioned 20 Years Ago: 'This Is Who I Am'

    05/25/2019 10:40:59 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    People ^ | May 23, 2019 | JOELLE GOLDSTEIN
    Michael D. Cohen is embracing his truth. This week, the Nickelodeon actor, who has starred as “Schwoz” on Henry Danger since 2014, revealed that he transitioned female to male nearly 20 years ago. Cohen, 43, tells PEOPLE that he felt he was assigned the wrong gender at birth and decided to transition to male and align with his “core being and essence” on April 26, 2000 — just before his acting career took off. Michael D. Cohen is embracing his truth. This week, the Nickelodeon actor, who has starred as “Schwoz” on Henry Danger since 2014, revealed that he transitioned...
  • Michael Cohen testified Jay Sekulow told him to lie about Trump Tower Moscow

    05/20/2019 5:18:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    One of President Trump’s lawyers asked another one to lie about the extent of Mr. Trump’s business interests in Russia, according to Michael Cohen, one of the lawyers involved in the exchange. Cohen told Congress in testimony earlier this year that Jay Sekulow told him to say the president’s dealings on a Trump Tower in Moscow ended in January 2016, or before the GOP primary season kicked off. In fact, Mr. Trump’s team pursued the project through June of that year, according to investigators.
  • Rosenstein unloads on Comey, says he broke 'bright lines that should never be crossed'

    05/13/2019 5:37:46 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-13-2019 | Gregg RE
    Rod Rosenstein unloaded on former FBI Director James Comey in remarks to the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) on Monday evening, slamming Comey's turn as a "partisan pundit," reiterating that he deserved to be fired, and faulting him for trampling "bright lines that should never be crossed." Rosenstein formally stepped aside as deputy attorney general two days ago. His speech specifically took aim at Comey's comments earlier this month implying that Rosenstein and Attorney General Bill Barr lacked the "inner strength" to "resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump." Comey also derided Rosenstein's "character" and suggested his "soul" had been...
  • Don’t Give Rosenstein a Pass Just Because He Went off on Comey

    05/14/2019 1:20:05 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 27 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update, Part II (Because The Campaign Never Ends) This video clip of Rod Rosenstein riffing on Teenage Drama Queen James Comey has been making the rounds of Twitter and the fake news media all day: Embedded video Ryan Saavedra ✔ @RealSaavedra Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein slams former FBI Director James @Comey: "The former director seems to be acting as a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul" Very clever. Very funny, in that sniffling, slimy Rosenstein kind of way. He...
  • Barr names acting deputy attorney general in wake of Rosenstein departure

    05/11/2019 10:25:42 AM PDT · by MNDude · 25 replies
    Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday said he named Ed O’Callaghan to temporarily serve as acting deputy attorney general in the wake of Rod Rosenstein’s departure from the Justice Department. O'Callaghan, who served as Rosenstein’s principal deputy, will be the second in command at the Justice Department until the Senate confirms a new deputy. Jeffrey Rosen has been nominated, but not yet confirmed, for deputy attorney general. DEPUTY AG ROD ROSENSTEIN SUBMITS RESIGNATION “Ed is a top-notch attorney whose intellect, competence, judgment, and experience are evident in every task he takes on,” Barr said in a statement. “That is why...
  • Further investigation into Matt Gaetz is needed for tweet at Michael Cohen, Florida Bar determines.

    05/08/2019 9:58:21 AM PDT · by Coronal · 13 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 8, 2019 | Steve Contorno
    An investigation into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz will proceed, the Florida Bar said Wednesday, meaning the Panhandle Republican could face discipline for allegedly intimidating President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. A grand jury-like panel called the Grievance Committee will next decide whether there is probable cause that Gaetz’s tweet violated Florida rules for lawyers. Gaetz is licensed to practice law in Florida. If the Florida Bar had determined in its initial review that discipline was not warranted, then the case would have stopped. But it has not, meaning the Bar has decided that further investigation is needed. In moving...
  • Michael Cohen swipes at Trump as he reports to prison: ‘There still remains much to be told’

    05/06/2019 7:43:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 06 2019 | Alex Pappas
    Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer who has since forcefully denounced his former boss, told reporters Monday “there still remains much to be told” as he left his New York City apartment to report to federal prison for a three-year sentence after pleading guilty to numerous crimes. "There still remains much to be told and I look forward to the day that I can share the truth," Cohen said in brief remarks to reporters. In an apparent swipe at President Trump, Cohen also said, “I hope that when I rejoin my family and friends that the country will be in...
  • Trump's former lawyer heads to U.S. prison that offers matzo ball soup and full-time rabbi

    05/05/2019 6:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2019 | Brendan Pierson
    With a menu that includes matzo ball soup and gefilte fish, as well as a full-time rabbi and a chance at the occasional visit home, the U.S. prison where Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer will spend the next three years is unique in the federal system. Michael Cohen is due to report to the Federal Correctional Institute in Otisville, New York, about 70 miles (110 km) northwest of New York City, on Monday. The 52-year-old Cohen will be housed in dorm-like accommodations at the facility’s minimum-security camp, which prison consultants say has become a destination for Jewish inmates due to...