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  • The Rushed Mueller Investigation is Already Falling Apart

    12/14/2018 1:28:48 PM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    Front Page ^ | December 14, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Mueller investigation/coup reminds me of the Japanese tactics in WW2. Throw everything you have. Go all in. Don't bother with a backup plan. Just count on overrunning the enemy. It looks good until you start hitting snags. And the Mueller campaign to turn a Clinton campaign conspiracy theory into a series of convictions is hitting snags, even as it's managed to browbeat a bunch of shady characters to the point of being willing to say anything that Trump's Democrat opponents want them to. Mueller's team is known for aggressive tactics that backfire on closer scrutiny. And as Sara Carter...
  • Manafort, Cohen were prosecuted for tax matters that could have been resolved by civil settlement

    12/12/2018 10:50:50 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/12/18 | Rowan Scarborough
    Paul Manafort thought he was in the clear in the summer of 2014 after meeting with federal prosecutors and FBI agents about his Ukrainian income, bank records and income tax returns. Michael Cohen was charged so quickly he never got a chance to meet with the Justice Department’s Tax Division to negotiate a non-criminal solution to his tax evasion, a court filing says. Today, both men stand convicted of tax cheating in indictments brought by special counsel Robert Mueller and the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan in 2017-2018. The two have other similarities. Manafort and Cohen worked closely with President...
  • Morning Joe Revels in Trump Travails: 'Will Pay for Rest of his Life'

    12/10/2018 5:36:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What they call "cable news" these days often is a repetitive exercise in speculating that the worst for Donald Trump is always right around the corner. On Monday, the doomsaying ghouls of Morning Joe reveled in Trump's troubles, prematurely dancing on the President's political grave. But not even the prospect of Trump being hounded from office satisfied them. No, they gleefully predicted that even as an ex-President, Donald Trump would be beset with problems "for the rest of his life." [snip] Donny Deutsch then delivered the coup de un-grace, proclaiming that the President's current predicament is: "Just the beginning. This...
  • Mueller-referred probe into Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig, Clinton-linked Tony Podesta...

    12/05/2018 8:43:25 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 Dec 18 | Gregg Re
    An investigation referred to Justice Department prosecutors by Special Counsel Robert Mueller earlier this year into possible criminal activity by Clinton-linked Washington insider Tony Podesta and former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig is heating up, according to a new report that underscores federal authorities' increasing enforcement of laws governing foreign business relationships. The inquiries center not only on Craig and Podesta -- a Democratic lobbyist and co-founder of the onetime lobbying powerhouse known as the Podesta Group -- but also on Vin Weber, a former GOP congressman from Minnesota. The probes had been quiet for months since Mueller referred...
  • Senator Mark Warner: The SSCI is “Working Closely” With Robert Mueller

    12/03/2018 3:17:42 PM PST · by detective · 46 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 2, 2018 | Sundance
    It’s not confirmational bias – IT’S CONFIRMATION !! Today on Face The Nation Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Vice-Chairman Mark Warner describes how his committee is working with Robert Mueller; including: (a) several criminal referrals (Cohen was one); and (b) the sharing of congressional transcripts so Mueller (the team, not the person) can cross reference statements given to him with testimony given to the SSCI. Tell me again how letting SSCI Security Director, James Wolfe, off the hook for leaking classified intelligence to the media, including the Carter Page FISA application, was not to cover for SSCI members instructing...
  • Robert Mueller’s Plan

    12/01/2018 5:21:05 PM PST · by bitt · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/1/2018 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Special Counsel Mueller is building a report, not a case. Right after Special Counsel Robert Mueller racked up yet another guilty plea to a false-statements charge on Thursday, a friend asked me, “Doesn’t this destroy Michael Cohen’s credibility as a witness?” Easier to destroy Satan’s conscience, I thought. Cohen would have to have some credibility before it could be destroyed, and how much could reside in a self-described “fixer” who openly compared himself to Tom Hagen, the lawyer-gangster in The Godfather? (I’ll stipulate that he has a law degree, but Cohen has always struck me as the Fredo of Trump...
  • Mueller Is Conducting Political Opposition Research

    11/30/2018 4:59:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 30, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mark Penn is back today. He’s the former Clinton pollster. Speaking of the Clintons, does the name John Huber ring a bell? John Huber is a lawyer who was named by the former attorney general Jeff Sessions to look into the Clinton Foundation and other nefarious acts engaged in by the Clintons. This headline: “FBI Raids Home of Clinton Foundation Whistleblower.” This is a story from The Daily Caller, an exclusive report, very troubling, and in alignment with a previous suspicion that the whole investigation into the Clinton Foundation is bogus. According to the Daily Caller, “FBI agents raided...
  • Stand by for breaking Mueller news...

    11/29/2018 6:04:25 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 108 replies
    BREAKING NOW: @ABC Special Report on breaking news in the Mueller investigation imminent.— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) 29 November 2018
  • Feds show up at former Trump tax attorney Ed Burke's office, block off windows with brown paper

    11/29/2018 9:55:14 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 93 replies
    WKBW ^ | 11-29-2018 | Scripps
    Brown paper covered the windows of Ed Burke's office at Chicago City Hall on Thursday after federal agents showed up there. Burke, who is the City Council Finance Committee chairman in Chicago, once served as President Donald Trump's property tax attorney, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Klafter & Burke, his firm, has often sought to reduce the property taxes Trump Tower and other commercial properties have to pay. The visit from federal agents was unannounced, and it has not been said why they might be there. Upon their arrival, everyone in the office was asked to leave, witnesses told WLS television...
  • Dershowitz: New Cohen Guilty Plea Another Example of Mueller Probe 'Creating' Crimes

    Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Thursday that Michael Cohen's new guilty plea is another example of crimes being created as a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, made a second plea agreement with federal prosecutors in New York, reportedly admitting to lying to Congress in 2017 about a Trump real estate deal in Russia.
  • Mueller Plea Documents Outline Emails Between Jerome Corsi And Roger Stone

    11/29/2018 9:58:54 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7:12 PM 11/27/2018 | Chuck Ross
    The Daily Caller News Foundation has obtained drafts of a plea agreement and a statement of criminal offense that special counsel Robert Mueller prepared for Jerome Corsi, an associate of Roger Stone’s.The documents show that Mueller’s team wanted Corsi to plead guilty to making false statements about three email exchanges he had with Stone regarding WikiLeaks.One of the emails shows that Corsi told Stone on Aug. 2, 2016, that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was planning to dump Clinton-related emails.Corsi rejected the plea offer. Special counsel Robert Mueller cited three email exchanges between right-wing author Jerome Corsi and Trump confidant Roger...
  • Dershowitz: Mueller report will be ‘devastating’ politically for Trump

    11/25/2018 10:03:57 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 154 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/18 | Brett Samuels
    Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said Sunday he expects special counsel Robert Mueller's final report will be politically devastating for President Trump, but said he does not believe it will criminally implicate the president. "I think the report is going to be devastating to the president. And I know that the president’s team is already working on a response to the report," Dershowitz said on ABC's "This Week." "The critical questions are largely political," he added. "When I say devastating, I mean it's going to paint a picture that's going to be politically very devastating." Dershowitz argued that Mueller is...
  • Whitaker’s post provides ample tools to disrupt Mueller probe

    11/23/2018 10:01:08 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/18 06:00 AM EST | MORGAN CHALFANT
    Matthew Whitaker doesn’t have to fire Robert Mueller to throw a wrench in the special counsel’s investigation. Much of the focus on President Trump’s appointment of Whitaker to temporarily replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been on the possibility of Whitaker removing Mueller, a move that would undoubtedly spark public outrage and trigger full-scale investigations by Democrats, who are poised to take control of the House in January. ADVERTISEMENT But federal regulations offer Whitaker, now acting attorney general, broad authority with respect to the special counsel that extends beyond the ability to remove Mueller, giving him the ability to...
  • Robert Mueller investigating Dick Cheney's former national security aide

    11/16/2018 12:20:50 PM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 16, 2018 | Maria Biery
    Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating Dick Cheney's former top national security aide, according to the Daily Beast. John Hannah, who worked on Trump's State Department transition team, has not been accused of any wrongdoing at this point, but he is affiliated with two men who are already being questioned by Mueller.
  • Susan Collins “concerned” about Whitaker’s anti-Mueller comments, wants a bill to protect[tr]

    11/10/2018 6:36:10 AM PST · by kevcol · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 9, 2018 | Allahpundit
    I am concerned about comments that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has made regarding the Special Counsel and the parameters of his investigation. . . I believe that we should bring to the Senate floor legislation that would put restrictions on the ability of President Donald Trump to fire the Special Counsel.
  • Could Papadopoulos Blow the Russia Hoax Wide Open?

    11/08/2018 11:33:52 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 8, 2018 | Mark Wauck
    Dan Bongino recently conducted a fascinating interview with George Papadopoulos. The most convenient way to digest the interview is at Jeff Carlson's blog, which has a link to the interview on Bongino's radio show as well as a full transcript of the interview. What emerges from the interview is, in my view, convincing evidence that Papadopoulos was, in Chuck Ross's words, the target of an "FBI sting." Actually, that characterization doesn't even go far enough. What seems clear at this point is that the FBI -- representing the US Government and as an agency of the Department of Justice --...
  • All eyes are back on Mueller's investigation after the midterms

    11/07/2018 1:04:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 7, 2018 | By Allan Smith
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into President Donald Trump will soon return to the limelight after Tuesday's midterms, and the battles with the White House are now likely to heat up fast. For much of the past two months, Mueller's probe into Russian electoral interference and possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow went quiet, as had been expected. Department of Justice guidelines recommend not take any law enforcement actions within 60 days of an election to avoid influencing voters or even giving the appearance of swaying them. Now that the polls have closed, the most immediate battle involves whether...
  • REPORT: Donald Trump Jr. Expecting to be Indicted by Mueller

    11/07/2018 1:31:13 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 83 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | Nov 7, 2018 | Sara Carter
    Politico reported Wednesday that the president’s son is expecting to be indicted. According to the report, Donald Trump Jr. “has told friends in recent weeks that he believes he could be indicted…” Trump Jr. has been under intense scrutiny ever since it was revealed that he attended a meeting in 2016 with Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in New York City. The meeting was purportedly held so that Veselnitskaya could provide opposition information on then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
  • Lawyer for indicted Russian firm says special counsel (Mueller) 'made up a crime'

    10/22/2018 4:08:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/15/18
    **SNIP** In a hearing in a Washington, D.C. courtroom on Monday, Eric Dubelier of the American law firm Reed Smith argued that the case against the Russian consulting company known as Concord, which allegedly operated a “troll factory” in which the Russians created or stole the identities of hundreds of Americans online in order to sow discord and spread propaganda, should be dismissed. If people lying about who they are on the Internet and engaging in political speech is a crime, he argued, then every politician in America would be in prison. “This argument is beyond belief,” Dubelier said. “They...
  • 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...