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  • Rosenstein hanging on at DOJ amid Mueller probe wind-down, despite plans to leave by now

    03/19/2019 7:38:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/19/2019 | Jake Gibson
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has reached an agreement with Attorney General William Barr to stay on at the Justice Department “a little while longer,” a source familiar with their conversation told Fox News – despite initial plans to step down by now. Fox News and other outlets previously reported that Rosenstein had planned to step down in mid-March. However, sources close to the deputy attorney general say Rosenstein has not yet given his two weeks notice. He remains at the DOJ as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe enters what is widely believed to be its final phases. There...
  • DOJ reached agreement with Clinton lawyers to block FBI access to Clinton Foundation emails, Str

    03/14/2019 10:04:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/14/2019 | Gregg Re
    The Justice Department "negotiated" an agreement with Hillary Clinton's legal team that ensured the FBI did not have access to emails on her private servers relating to the Clinton Foundation, former FBI special agent Peter Strzok testified during a closed-door appearance before the House Judiciary Committee last summer, according to a newly released transcript. Republicans late last year renewed their efforts to probe the Clinton Foundation, after tax documents showed a plunge in its incoming donations after Clinton’s 2016 presidential election. The numbers fueled longstanding allegations of possible “pay-to-play” transactions at the organization, amid a Justice Department probe covering foundation...
  • Revelations From Glenn Simpson’s Interview With House Intel Committee

    01/19/2018 4:53:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/19/18 | Chuck Ross
    Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson provided the House Intelligence Committee with no evidence to support the allegations from the infamous Steele dossier, the salacious document that his firm commissioned while on the payroll of the Clinton campaign and DNC.But Simpson did offer some new information in the Nov. 14 testimony, a transcript of which was released by the Intelligence Committee on Thursday.Here are some fresh revelations from the 165-page transcript.Contacts with DOJ official Bruce Ohr Simpson made a jarring revelation in his House testimony. He disclosed for the first time that he met just after the election with Justice Department...
  • Cohen not in trouble for misleading committee, House chairman says

    03/13/2019 12:03:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Mach 13, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    The Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Wednesday that he will not attempt to punish Michael Cohen for misleading the committee last month when he claimed he’d never asked President Trump for a pardon. Rep. Elijah Cummings said Cohen, Mr. Trump’s former personal lawyer, has since clarified through his own lawyer that his testimony “could have been clearer.” Cohen now says he was only referring to a specific period of time in his testimony, according to a letter from his lawyer. The Maryland Democrat said that was good enough to get Cohen off the hook. He could have...
  • Judicial Watch Sues for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s Communications During Time of Com..

    03/12/2019 10:49:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 12, 2019
    Full titlw: Judicial Watch Sues for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s Communications During Time of Comey Firing, Mueller Appointment (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records of communications of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein between May 8 and May 17, 2017. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the DOJ failed to respond to a September 21, 2018, FOIA request ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:19-cv-00481)). Judicial Watch seeks: Any and all e-mails, text messages, or other records...
  • Judicial Watch Files Ethics Complaint Over Rep. Schiff’s Contacts with Simpson and Cohen

    03/11/2019 12:07:52 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | MARCH 11, 2019
    Shortened title. Full title: Judicial Watch Files Ethics Complaint Over Rep. Adam Schiff’s Contacts with Glenn Simpson and Michael Cohen Judicial Watch announced today that it filed an official complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics about Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) controversial communications and contacts with two congressional witnesses: Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS and Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer. The complaint asks that Rep. Schiff, who is the new chairman of the House Intelligence Community, be investigated in connection with recent revelations that he met with Simpson in Aspen, Colorado, in July 2018 and that he and...
  • New Evidence Reveals Comey Exonerated Clinton Without Obtaining KEY Evidence Proving Her Innocence

    03/11/2019 10:13:18 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 11, 2019 | Joe Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: BREAKING: New Evidence Reveals Comey Exonerated Clinton Without Knowingly Obtaining KEY Evidence Proving Her Innocence In a press conference in early July 2016, FBI Director James Comey announced that the FBI was not recommending charges against Hillary Clinton as a result of the FBI’s investigation into her emails. Unfortunately, new evidence proves Comey knowingly exonerated Clinton and closed the FBI’s investigation without the key evidence to do so! According to Time on July 5th, 2016 [emphasis added] – FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a criminal case against Hillary Clinton...
  • Top House Dem says Cohen likely to face DOJ perjury probe; admits blocking Fox News from primary...

    03/10/2019 10:21:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 March 2019 | Gregg Re
    FULL TITLE: Top House Dem says Cohen likely to face DOJ perjury probe; admits blocking Fox News from primary debates 'doesn't help' A top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee told "Fox News Sunday" that she believes the panel's chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, will "end up referring" former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to the Department of Justice for a perjury investigation, after numerous contradictions and inconsistencies have surfaced in his dramatic public testimony late last month. Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., who also serves as the liason to the Democratic leadership, additionally charged that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) erred by...
  • Michael Cohen Met For 10 hrs With Adam Schiff’s Staffers Before Testimony

    03/08/2019 1:44:32 PM PST · by bitt · 33 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 3/8/2019 | Sara A. Carter
    Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for President Trump, told House investigators this week that staff for Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., traveled to New York at least four times to meet with him for over 10 hours immediately before last month’s high-profile public testimony, according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke to Fox News — as Republicans question whether the meetings amounted to coaching a witness. The sources told Fox News that the sessions covered a slew of topics addressed during the public hearing before the oversight committee — including the National Enquirer’s “Catch and...
  • Jordan: The Dems' Attempt to Use Cohen 'Blew Up in Their Face'

    03/08/2019 12:45:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen lied to Congress about a Trump Tower project in Moscow and he's going to jail for it in a few months. So, "we shouldn't be surprised that he lied again" when he showed up to testify on Capitol Hill last week, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) noted Friday on Fox News. Democrats have been trying to find evidence against Trump that could be grounds for impeachment. Or at least it sure seems that way. But, as it's looking more and more like special counsel Robert Mueller's report is going to say there's not one shred...
  • Cohen met with Schiff staff for over 10 hours before House Oversight Committee hearing, sources say

    03/08/2019 5:23:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/8/19 | Gregg Re, Catherine Herridge
    President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen told House investigators this week that staff for Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., traveled to New York at least four times to meet with him for over 10 hours immediately before last month’s high-profile public testimony, according to two sources familiar with the matter -- as Republicans question whether the meetings amounted to coaching a witness. The sources said the sessions covered a slew of topics addressed during the public hearing before the oversight committee -- including the National Enquirer’s “Catch and Kill” policy, American Media CEO David Pecker and the alleged...
  • Michael Cohen sues Trump Organization for legal fees resulting from Mueller probe, porn star lawsuit

    03/07/2019 1:06:10 PM PST · by seanmerc · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7 Mar 19 | Kevin Breuninger | Tucker Higgins | Brian Schwartz
    President Donald Trump's former longtime attorney and fixer Michael Cohen on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Trump Organization, claiming his former company has failed to pay "fees and costs" related in part to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Cohen argues in New York state Supreme Court that the Trump Organization, where Cohen worked for roughly a decade as an executive vice president and special counsel to Trump, had a "contractual agreement" to compensate Cohen and "to pay attorneys' fees and costs" incurred through his work "with and on behalf of" company officials.
  • Did Lanny Davis Confirm Cohen Lied In Testimony About Trump Pardon?

    03/07/2019 8:27:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Sure seems like it to the Wall Street Journal, and it will certainly seem that way to most others too. In public testimony to the House Oversight Committee last week, Michael Cohen declared categorically that “I have never asked for, nor would I accept, a pardon from President Trump.” That came in Cohen’s opening statement (at the 55-second mark): Overnight, however, Cohen attorney Lanny Davis told quite a different story. Cohen had Davis ask about the potential for a pardon after an FBI raid, approaching Rudy Giuliani about the possibility: Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Trump, directed...
  • CNN Aghast: Trump Signed Checks on Days He Fulfilled Official Duties!

    03/06/2019 8:29:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hey CNN: you want an example of a President truly being distracted from important official business by personal matters? That would be Bill Clinton, being attended to by Monica Lewinsky while on the phone with a congressman regarding US troops in Bosnia. Now that's a concerning distraction. Yet on this morning's New Day, co-host John Berman fretted that President Trump's signing of a check on days he was also fulfilling his official duties constituted a "jarring juxtaposition." Alisyn Camerota echoed Berman's concern over the "juxtaposition." Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • The Democrats' Michael Cohen Circus

    03/06/2019 3:45:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2019 | Star Parker
    President Donald Trump's two-hour speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference was filled with zingers that seem reasonably representative of what we can expect in the 2020 presidential election. "We believe in the American dream, not in the socialist nightmare." And perhaps more boldly, "We have people in Congress that hate our country." Overly hard-hitting? I don't think so. Given where the other side wants to take the country, this is no time for pulling punches. A few days earlier, on the other side of town, Trump's former personal attorney and operative Michael Cohen testified before the House Committee on...
  • ‘Rosenstein Must Resign Immediately’ … ‘I Will Subpoena Andrew McCabe'

    02/14/2019 12:32:50 PM PST · by Based Newsman · 24 replies
    Latest On Lying Andrew McCabe Meadows calls for Rosenstein to resign immediately… https://twitter.com/RepMarkMeadows/status/1096051736303800320 Lindsey Graham says he will subpoena McCabe… https://twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC/status/1096065820688564224
  • Quinnipiac Poll: 59% Oppose Impeachment Against Trump — But More Believe Michael Cohen Than Him

    03/05/2019 7:47:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2019 | AllahPundit
    Sweet fancy moses. Imagining losing a credibility contest, decisively, to Michael Cohen, a man who’s headed to prison soon for lying under oath.It’s like getting blown out at home by the Jets.I kinda want to call this the second good poll of the day for Trump thanks to the 59 percent who oppose impeachment, but there are three problems. One: As noted yesterday, the House isn’t going to impeach him. They’re taking their case to voters next November. Trump’s political problem isn’t impeachment, it’s the investigations Democrats are launching to gather oppo research on him for 2020.Two: Although there’s...
  • Gowdy says Congress hearings an ‘unmitigated failure,’ including his Clinton panel

    03/04/2019 3:19:26 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 26 replies
    The State (SC) ^ | 4 March 2019 | Bristow Merchant
    Former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy is not a fan of splashy, big-name congressional hearings — including, in hindsight, his own. The former S.C. congressman labeled his Benghazi panel’s questioning of Hillary Clinton an “unmitigated failure” Monday on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” where Gowdy is a contributor. Gowdy said he was unimpressed with last week’s high-profile testimony by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to a U.S. House panel.
  • New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat: Cohen Testimony Discredits Steele Dossier

    03/04/2019 12:54:39 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 4, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Conservative" columnist Ross Douthat of the New York Times sounded like he was committing editorial-page heresy on Saturday for claiming that Michael Cohen's testimony before Congress last week cast doubt upon the validity of the Christopher Steele dossier which has been the main pillar of the quickly dissipating Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory. It seems that Douthat is all alone at the Times for daring to explore the notion that Team Trump might not be evil geniuses in league with Putin just how weak the Steele dossier is based on Cohen's testimony in "The State of Russiagate." They may have been hapless...
  • Morning Joe's Incessant F-Word of the Day for Trump: 'Felony'

    03/04/2019 6:26:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe had an f-word for President Trump today. No, not that F-word. Another one: "felony." As you'll see in the mash-up, nine times in the show's opening segment Joe Scarborough, Nick Confessore and Michael Steele collectively accused President Trump of committing a "felony" in connection with alleged hush money payments. Like a group of pre-teen boys getting kicks from using curse words, the Morning Joe gang blithely accused the sitting President of the United States of a felony. But a consideration of the facts makes the likelihood of a successful felony prosecution seem remote. Get the rest of the...