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  • Bruce Ohr Texts, Emails Reveal Steele’s Deep Ties to Obama DOJ, FBI

    08/16/2018 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 42 replies
    https/saracarter.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Sara Carter
    A trove of emails and handwritten notes from Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr exposes the continuous contact and communication between the DOJ attorney and anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele, according to notes and documents obtained by SaraACarter.com. The emails and notes were written between 2016 and 2017. SNIP... In June 2017, Steele tells Ohr, “We are frustrated with how long this reengagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking. Anything you can do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated. There are some new, perishable, operational opportunities which we do not want to miss out on.” In October...
  • Manafort Jury asks Judge to define reasonable doubt (Twitter)

    08/16/2018 2:36:35 PM PDT · by sitetest · 162 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/16/2016 | David S. Joachim
    Verified account @davidjoachim Follow Follow @davidjoachim More David S. Joachim Retweeted David S. Joachim *MANAFORT JURY ASKS JUDGE TO REDEFINE `REASONABLE DOUBT' David S. Joachim added, David S. Joachim Verified account @davidjoachim Breaking via @TheTerminal: *MANAFORT JURY ASKS QUESTION OVER FBAR FILING *MANAFORT JUDGE TELLS JURY TO RELY ON COLLECTIVE EVIDENCE *MANAFORT JURY ASKS ABOUT DEFINITION OF SHELF COMPANY… 2:15 PM - 16 Aug 2018
  • New Texts Reveal Steele Anxious Over Comey Testimony, Hopes “Firewalls Will Hold”

    In March, 2017, two days before former FBI Director James Comey testified to lawmakers that the bureau had an open counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s campaign, former British spy Christopher Steele sent an urgent message to Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr hoping that “important firewalls will hold” when Comey testified. The text message from Steele, who compiled the infamous unverified dossier on Trump, was sent on March 18, 2017, to Ohr and obtained by SaraACarter.com from a government source, familiar with the ongoing investigation.
  • Pelosi: Trump revoking Brennan's clearance a 'pathetic attempt to silence critics'

    08/15/2018 5:50:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/15/18 | JUSTIN WISE
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday called President Trump's decision to revoke ex-CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance a "pathetic attempt to silence" his critics. "Revoking the security clearance of an honorable patriot is a stunning abuse of power & a pathetic attempt to silence critics," Pelosi tweeted shortly after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement. "This is yet another disturbing attempt by @realdonaldtrump to distract & divert attention from his Admin's #cultureofcorruption, cronyism & incompetence." **SNIP** The decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance was quickly met with backlash from former intelligence officials and...
  • After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too

    08/15/2018 5:28:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 8/15/18
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had retained his security clearance, as is custom, but had also become an increasingly sharp critic of Trump’s. Trump says he is reviewing security clearances for nine other individuals: James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr. Some have been publicly critical of the president, while others are linked to special counsel Robert...
  • Trump goes after Sessions: No Mueller probe 'if we had a real attorney general'

    08/14/2018 12:18:23 PM PDT · by detective · 104 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Gabriella Muńoz
    President Trump said Tuesday that the Russia probe would not exist “if we had a real Attorney General” and called for the investigation to end in light of Peter Strzok’s involvement. The president blamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the course special counsel Robert Mueller took in his investigation and argued it should focus on Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.
  • Hurry Up: Supermajority Thinks Mueller Should Try To Wrap Russiagate Investigation Before Midterms

    08/14/2018 11:36:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2018 | Allahpundit
    My first reaction upon seeing this headline was, “Wow! Rudy’s strategy is working.” Giuliani’s been running around telling reporters this week that they’re giving Mueller until September 1 to agree to their terms for an interview. If not then the offer’s off the table until after the midterms. If Mueller wants to try to subpoena Trump before then and get blasted relentlessly by Republicans for meddling in a national campaign in its home stretch, let him. That’ll further discredit the Russiagate probe in voters’ eyes by making it look as politically partisan as Trump is forever claiming it is....
  • Risking It All: Manafort Rests Defense Without Calling Witnesses, Presenting Evidence

    08/14/2018 11:21:43 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/14/2018 | Kevin Daley
    Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will not call witnesses or present evidence, resting their defense early Tuesday afternoon in the first criminal trial arising from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. By resting the defense without presenting a case, Manafort lawyers are effectively telling the jury that the prosecution has clearly failed to meet its burden. This tactic is common during criminal trials. Speaking on Fox News Tuesday, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy speculated that the defense was so satisfied with its cross-examination of onetime Manafort confidant Rick Gates that...
  • ALL DOTS CONNECTED...Clinton’s, Mueller, Rosenstein, Comey, Learner, Plus Secret Guests

    08/14/2018 7:33:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    Let’s follow the trail...... Here's what it looks like when all the pieces are sewn together. It smells like conspiracy and treason. Everyone needs to read this. Slowly, and patiently, because it’s very important...... From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation. A Grand Jury had been empanelled. Governments from around the world had donated to the “Charity”. Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those “Donations” to the Clinton Foundation were declared. Hmmm, now you would think that an honest investigator would be able to figure this out. Guess who took over this investigation...
  • Poll: Two-thirds want Mueller to end Russia probe before midterms

    08/14/2018 5:22:57 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/14/18 | John Bowden
    Majorities in both parties want special counsel Robert Mueller to conclude his investigation into attempted Russian election interference before the midterm elections in November, according to a CNN poll. In the survey released early Tuesday, majorities of Republicans, Democrats and independents all say that the special counsel should issue a report on allegations of connections between the Trump campaign and Moscow before voters head to the polls. The percentage is lowest among Democrats, who are more likely to favor giving Mueller the time he needs to complete the probe. Fifty-seven percent of Democratic respondents said it should end before voting...
  • Roger Stone: There's 'no circumstance' where I would testify against Trump

    08/13/2018 5:39:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Brett Samuels
    Roger Stone said Monday that he may be willing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller, but vowed he would never testify against President Trump. "There is no circumstance in which I intend to be pressured in order to testify against the president. First of all, I have nothing that I could say about him that would be negative. Secondarily, I'm just not going to do that," Stone said during an appearance on CNN's "Outfront." "I wouldn't rule out cooperating with the special counsel if I can be helpful in some area, but there's no circumstance under which I would...
  • Omarosa says Mueller's office has reached out to her

    08/13/2018 5:37:07 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/13/2018 | Brett samiels
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says that she's "certainly" willing to share recordings from her time in the Trump administration with special counsel Robert Mueller, and that his office has already reached out to her. Manigault Newman appeared Monday on MNSBC's "Hardball" as part of her ongoing press tour for her new White House memoir. Asked by host Chris Matthews if she has tapes from her time working in the Trump administration beyond the two she has shared publicly in recent days, Manigault Newman said, "I have plenty." "Anything Mueller would like to see?" Matthews asked. "If his...
  • Signs grow that Mueller is zeroing in on Roger Stone

    08/13/2018 2:59:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    Special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be narrowing his focus on Roger Stone in his investigation into Russian interference in the election, prompting widespread speculation that the longtime adviser to President Trump is likely a target in the probe. Stone has long been subject to public scrutiny as a result of his connections to WikiLeaks and Guccifer 2.0, the hacking persona that Mueller’s team now alleges was a front for Russian intelligence officers. The focus on Stone has seemed to intensify in recent weeks, as Mueller has sought testimony from a growing number of individuals linked to him. Most telling,...
  • FNC’s Hilton Highlights Findings from ‘Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption’

    08/13/2018 12:13:44 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Aug 2018
    During the Swamp Watch segment on the Sunday broadcast of his Fox News Channel show, “The Next Revolution,” Steve Hilton discussed the Government Accountability Institute’s new book, Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption. The book details how former FBI Director James Comey and special counsel Robert Mueller have both “made millions” by selling out their insider expertise to the highest bidder to enrich themselves.
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Firing of Peter Strzok

    08/13/2018 11:51:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 13, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding reports that FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok was fired: The firing of Peter Strzok is another body blow to the credibility of the Mueller special counsel operation. Strzok, who hated President Trump, compromised both the Clinton and Trump investigations that saw Hillary Clinton protected and Donald Trump illicitly targeted. Strzok’s anti-Trump texts show the Russia investigation he helped invent with Clinton campaign operatives is irredeemably compromised. As Mueller’s operation is founded on Strzok’s corrupt activities, it must be shut down. Judicial Watch recently uncovered documents showing that...
  • vanity: Chickens coming home to roost....FBI, Loser, Peter Strzok is fired!!!

    08/13/2018 9:14:32 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 44 replies
    Well, well...the chickens are coming home to roost and, soon, the remaining Democrat scum and vermin in the DOJ/FBI will begin to sing loud & clear, and drop unending dime...across the board, so that they can move to save and protect their own butts. Let us be honest folks....the ex-POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama is the true, one and only leader of this pack of DOJ/FBI, traitors, turn coats and criminals. You can start with his beloved, criminal, lock-steppers, Eric Holder & Loretta Lynch, and go right on down the list of Democrat trash from A-Z!!! I could go on.....but, I...
  • U.S. judge rejects Russian company’s bid to dismiss Mueller charges

    08/13/2018 7:43:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    A federal judge in Washington has rejected an effort a Russian company to dismiss charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the election. U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich, who was appointed by President Trump, on Monday denied the motion by Concord Management and Consulting LLC to dismiss the indictment on the grounds that Mueller was appointed unlawfully by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Russia investigation. The company -- which has ties to Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, a Russian businessman better known as “Putin’s chef” because of his ties to...
  • Why the Trump Tower Meeting Shows No Collusion

    08/12/2018 8:30:52 PM PDT · by lasereye · 7 replies
    RCP ^ | August 11, 2018 | Peter J. Wallison
    President Trump’s media and congressional opponents continue to see great significance in the now-famous June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer. Since the meeting was revealed, over year ago, it has provoked Trump’s opponents to feats of overstatement previously achieved only by Trump himself. Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 running mate, called it “treason” and the New York Times and other media critics of the president have warned darkly that the meeting is evidence of the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia. This is odd. If anything, the circumstances surrounding the meeting demonstrate that, at least...
  • Lindsay Graham: ‘These Investigations Against Trump Were Corrupt to the Core’

    08/12/2018 2:37:08 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 77 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12 Aug 2018 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which has turned into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, was “corrupt at the core.” MACCALLUM: I want to ask you before I let you go a non-foreign policy question with regards to Bruce Ohr, who is a Department of Justice official Who worked under Sally Yates and just a few offices down from the head of the Justice Department. He’s becoming a much more central figure in what looks to be the initiation of this Russia...
  • Kristol: Mark Levin a few days after having dinner w/Trump says Mueller more of a threat than Putin

    08/11/2018 8:57:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 90 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/11/2018 | Bill Kristol and Mark Levin
    Bill Kristol ‏ Verified account@BillKristol Mark Levin, a few days after having dinner with President Trump, says Mueller is more of a threat to the republic than Putin. Trump's tweeting attacks on the FBI. It might be useful for Republicans to tell the president once again not to interfere with the Mueller investigation. 6:08 AM - 11 Aug 2018 2,899 Retweets 7,791 Likes Mark R. Levin ‏ Verified account@marklevinshow Billy Kristol, I speak for myself & think for myself. Would you like to come on my radio show & debate the constitutional issues related to Mueller’s activities? If not, stick...