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  • Nellie Ohr exercises spousal privilege in meeting with House panels

    10/19/2018 1:06:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/18 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Nellie Ohr exercised spousal privilege and largely declined to discuss conversations she had with her husband, Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, over the so-called “Steele dossier” during a meeting with two GOP-led House committees on Friday. The move prevented the GOP lawmakers from asking questions about the Ohrs’ role with the dossier, which made a series of allegations about President Trump’s ties to Russia. “There were some questions she would not get into — and those were the questions we wanted to ask,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). Democrats attending the joint interview with congressional investigators on the House Judiciary...
  • Nellie Ohr Invokes Marital Privilege Preventing Her From Answering Questions About Her Husband

    10/19/2018 11:15:30 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 19, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Full Title: BREAKING: Nellie Ohr Invokes Marital Privilege Preventing Her From Answering Questions About Talks With Her Husband Bruce Ohr Nellie Ohr invoked marital privilege on Friday preventing her from answering questions about her husband Bruce Ohr. MANU RAJU: Very rare bipartisan agreement: Both sides say Nellie Ohr interview has been led to nothing. She invoked marital privilege preventing her from answering qs about talks with her husband. @MarkMeadows sees no reason to bring her back. @CongressmanRaja calls it a “nothing burger”
  • Mueller report PSA: Prepare for disappointment (Libs not getting pony alert)

    10/19/2018 10:02:39 AM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/19/2018 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    President Donald Trump's critics have spent the past 17 months anticipating what some expect will be among the most thrilling events of their lives: special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian 2016 election interference. They may be in for a disappointment. That’s the word POLITICO got from defense lawyers working on the Russia probe and more than 15 former government officials with investigation experience spanning Watergate to the 2016 election case. The public, they say, shouldn’t expect a comprehensive and presidency-wrecking account of Kremlin meddling and alleged obstruction of justice by Trump — not to mention an explanation of...
  • Former FBI lawyer speaks with House lawmakers on Rosenstein, 2016

    10/18/2018 1:23:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    James Baker testified behind closed-doors on Thursday before two GOP-led House panel about his role as the FBI general counsel during the 2016 presidential election. The meeting marks Baker’s second recent interview before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees, panels which are leading a joint investigation into FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) decision-making during the 2016 election. GOP lawmakers say Baker, who appeared before the panels earlier this month, told congressional investigators that he believes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was serious when he told other officials he was considering wearing a wiretap during an Oval...
  • Here We Go: Trump-Appointed Judge Having Serious Doubts About Mueller’s Junk Russian Bot Case

    10/18/2018 7:24:05 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/18/2018 | Cristina Laila
    It looks like Robert Mueller’s publicity stunt is backfiring bigly. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich, a Trump-appointee, is having very serious doubts about Mueller’s garbage case against Russian company Concord Management.
  • Rep. Meadows Calls For Rosenstein to “Resign Immediately” Following James Baker Testimony

    10/18/2018 11:38:07 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/18/2018 | Cristina Laila
    Full Title: Rep. Meadows Calls For Rosenstein to “Resign Immediately” Following James Baker Testimony He Plotted to Oust Trump From Office Snip~~~ Former FBI lawyer James Baker appeared on Capitol Hill earlier Thursday for the second time to testify about Rosenstein’s plan to wear a wire and and the use of FISA warrants to oust President Trump from office. Rep. Meadows emerged from the testimony Thursday calling for Rosenstein to “resign immediately.” MEADOWS: Based on additional information we’ve learned over the last week, it is clear Rod Rosenstein should resign immediately. He has not cooperated with Congress, failed to be...
  • Mueller assembles team of cooperators in Russian probe

    10/18/2018 8:30:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | MORGAN CHALFANT
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has assembled a list of figures cooperating with his Russia investigation that could provide him with substantial insight into the workings of the Trump campaign. Mueller’s ability to turn associates of President Trump into cooperators has been a key facet of his investigation, lending both strength to a probe that has pressed on for nearly a year and a half amid withering public scrutiny. Legal analysts expect former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and other recruits to bring the special counsel closer to getting to the bottom of whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign...
  • Junket justice: How special interests pay to schmooze DOJ and FBI officials (Calls out Weissmann)

    10/18/2018 2:37:45 AM PDT · by ghannonf18 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2018 | John Solomon
    Of all the agencies in the federal government that should be immune to special-interest schmoozing, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its premier law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives top the list. Their independence from influence, and their integrity in meting out the law fairly, are essential to their success and the trust the American public places in them. But this week, the DOJ’s internal watchdog put a rare spotlight on gratuities inside the department when it revealed that a former FBI official...
  • Mueller's team asking Manafort about Roger Stone: report

    10/17/2018 4:18:07 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has been asking former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort about his former business partner Roger Stone, according to ABC News. Mueller in recent months has interviewed multiple people linked to Stone, a former Trump campaign adviser. Some of those people have also testified before the grand jury. "I am highly confident Mr. Manafort is aware of no wrong doing on my part during the 2016 campaign, or at any other time, and therefore there is no wrongdoing to know about,” Stone told ABC News. “Narratives to the contrary by some in the media are false...
  • Rosenstein says Mueller probe is 'appropriate and independent'

    10/17/2018 3:29:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday defended special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as "appropriate and independent" as President Trump continues to attack the probe as a "witch hunt." Rosenstein made the remarks during an interview with the Wall Street Journal, just weeks after reports emerged that he was going to leave his post at the Justice Department. He ultimately stayed. Mueller told the Journal that Mueller's probe has already revealed wide-ranging efforts by Russia to sow discord and meddle in the 2016 presidential election. “I committed I would ensure the investigation was appropriate and independent and reached the right...
  • Scammers posted over a thousand fake Women’s March events on Facebook to sell t-shirts

    10/17/2018 11:50:30 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Scammers in Bangladesh created over 1,700 fake Women's March Facebook pages in order to sell t-shirts, according to a CNN report. CNN reported the Facebook pages appeared to be run by local Women's March organizers when in reality they were being created out of the South Asian country, with some of the pages linking to web sites intended to design and sell t-shirts and other merchandise. The news agency brought the list of false groups to Facebook over the weekend, which swiftly deleted them and informed CNN that it was conducting its own investigation into the matter. "These Pages and...
  • Treasury employee accused of leaking documents to reporter

    10/17/2018 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 12:27 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    A Treasury Department employee has been charged with leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Federal prosecutors say Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards is set to appear in court Wednesday in Virginia. The 40-year-old Edwards is a senior official at the department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. She’s accused of leaking the material to a journalist — who’s not named in court papers. Prosecutors say reports on Paul Manafort, Richard Gates and Maria Butina were among those leaked. …
  • Mueller to present key findings related to Russia probe after midterms: report

    10/17/2018 8:29:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | JUSTIN WISE
    Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly expected to present findings related to key aspects of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after this November's midterm elections. Bloomberg News, citing a pair of unidentified U.S. officials, reported on Wednesday that Mueller is close to finalizing his inquiry into a pair of the most important aspects of his investigation. One of the officials told the news outlet that the findings are related to whether President Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia and if Trump obstructed justice during the probe. The officials did not provide details on what those...
  • Robert Mueller Ready to Announce if Trump Campaign Colluded With Russia: Report (after the election)

    10/17/2018 2:26:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/17/18
    Special counsel Robert Mueller is “ready to deliver the key findings” of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to Bloomberg News. Two unnamed U.S. officials said Mueller will divulge what he’s found shortly after the November midterm elections as he faces growing pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation. The announcements will reportedly focus on the two key planks of the investigation: whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, and whether Trump himself took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice. However, Mueller’s findings won’t necessarily be made public if he doesn’t...
  • FBI is Withholding Evidence That 'Directly Refutes' Trump-Russia Collusion Claim

    10/16/2018 10:01:23 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 16 replies
    NN ^ | 10/15/18 | Jay Greenberg
    A top Republican lawmaker has revealed that the FBI has evidence that "directly refutes" the foundation for Robert Mueller's investigation the Trump Campaign's alleged collusion with Russia. Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe said on Sunday that the Bureau is withholding vital information that directly contradicts the evidence that was provided to federal judges on the surveillance court in order to get a FISA warrant to spy on Donald Trump and officials working on his election campaign.
  • Trump says he has 'no intention' of shutting down Mueller probe

    10/14/2018 7:08:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    President Trump said he has “no intention” of shutting down special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “60 Minutes” host Lesley Stahl asked Trump in an interview that aired Sunday if he would pledge not to shut down probe. “Well, I don’t pledge anything,” Trump said. “But I will tell you, I have no intention of doing that. I think it’s a very unfair investigation because there was no collusion of any kind.” When pressed on why he wouldn't make a pledge, Trump said he didn’t want to. “Why should I pledge to you? If...
  • Three reasons Mueller may not charge Trump with obstruction

    10/13/2018 7:46:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/13/18 | JONATHAN TURLEY
    Washington is in another frenzy over the disclosure that President Trump’s lawyers are preparing answers to written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller. Observers are speculating on the meaning of this move, as anticipation grows for the investigation’s culmination. If the suspense is killing you, a bigger surprise may await. The most significant aspect of this story may be what it did not contain: questions about obstruction. Mueller is asking about Russian collusion, rather than the driving force behind his appointment after the firing of former FBI director James Comey. Indeed, ample reasons exist to question whether there is a...
  • New York prosecutors fight to keep Cohen warrants secret

    10/13/2018 10:34:52 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/13/18 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Prosecutors for the southern district of New York are pushing back against an effort by The New York Times to unseal search warrants that authorized the raid against President Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, according to Bloomberg. The Times sent a letter this past week to U.S. District Judge William Pauley requesting documents related to the search of Cohen’s Park Avenue hotel room and Rockefeller Center office in April. Bloomberg reported that The Times requested that the search warrants, related affidavits and court orders be unsealed. Federal prosecutors replied with a letter dated Friday announcing they would oppose the...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein should leave their top Justice Department jobs soon

    10/11/2018 5:40:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Gregg Jarrett
    Fortunately for our country, Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t have much more time left in his job. Once the Nov. 6 midterm elections are over, President Trump is widely expected to belatedly accept the letter of resignation tendered by Sessions in May 2017. Hopefully, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will also leave the Justice Department when Sessions heads out the door. Both Sessions and Rosenstein have done enormous damage to the Trump presidency, our nation and our system of justice. We will all be better off with them out of their jobs. As the old saying goes, “good riddance to...
  • Rosenstein-McCabe feud dates to standoff in front of Mueller

    10/10/2018 6:37:00 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    LMT Online ^ | October 10, 2018 | Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett
    <p>Shortly after Robert Mueller III was appointed to investigate possible coordination between President Donald Trump's campaign and the Kremlin, he was drawn into a tense standoff in which Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and then-acting FBI director Andrew McCabe each urged the other to step aside from the case, according to people familiar with the matter.</p>