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  • KT McFarland: FBI tried to set me up for 'perjury trap' in Trump-Russia probe

    02/21/2020 8:33:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 132 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2020 | By Julia Musto
    Former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland said Friday that the FBI -- under the purview of the Mueller investigation -- tried to set up her up in a "perjury trap." Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with host Brian Kilmeade, McFarland -- who served under former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn -- explained that her life "went to hell" at the beginning of the Russia probe because investigators were convinced she was President Trump's to the Russians. "The FBI showed up at my house unannounced. I was all by myself. They come in and I said, 'Do I need a...
  • Bigger than Vindman: Trump scrubs 70 Obama holdovers from NSC.....

    02/10/2020 7:39:24 AM PST · by caww · 224 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 2/10/2020 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump is making good on his promises to “drain the swamp” and cut Obama-era holdovers from his staffs, especially the critical and recently controversial National Security Council. Officials confirmed that Trump and national security adviser Robert O’Brien have cut 70 positions inherited from former President Barack Obama, who had fattened the staff to 200. Since entering the White House, Trump has relied on staffs smaller than previous administrations and has noted how prior president’s had a much smaller NSC team.
  • PHOTO: Alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella shakes hands with Barack Obama in Oval Office

    11/20/2019 11:46:48 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 20, 2019
    A year after Ukraine official and alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella left President Trump’s White House, a picture of him shaking Barack Obama’s hand was published on a close friend's wedding website. The Oval Office photograph, obtained by the Washington Examiner, is circulating among Trump allies who consider it evidence that the alleged whistleblower is biased against Trump and had partisan motivations when he filed an Aug. 12 complaint that sparked impeachment proceedings. In the photograph, a smiling Ciaramella, then Ukraine director on the National Security Council at the White House, is shown shaking Obama's hand. They are standing in front...
  • Obama White House photographer says photo of Trump watching deadly strike was STAGED ....

    10/28/2019 6:01:09 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 74 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 28, 2019 | Megan Sheets
    Obama White House photographer says photo of Trump watching deadly strike on ISIS leader Baghdadi was STAGED because time stamp suggests it was taken two hours later Pete Souza expressed suspicion about the photo of Trump in the Situation Room in a tweet on Sunday He noted that the timestamp indicated it was taken at 17.05pm on Saturday - over 90 minutes after the 3.30pm raid reportedly took place Many people shared support for Souza's speculation that the photo was posed The chief official White House photographer for former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama has suggested that a snap...
  • Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign

    10/14/2019 9:19:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/19 | Justine Coleman
    Former national security adviser John Bolton told a former aide to President Trump on Russia to call White House lawyers to warn them about a pressure campaign on Ukraine, House investigators were reportedly told Monday. Bolton told Fiona Hill, the senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs, to contact the lawyer for the National Security Council and say that the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was involved in the efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democrats, the New York Times reported Monday night. “I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up,” Bolton told Hill...
  • [2017] America’s hidden role in Chinese weapons research: Many scientists have returned to China

    08/27/2019 8:33:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 3/29/2017 | Stephen Chen
    China’s efforts to lure its scientists back from overseas institutions have been paying off militarily, with more than a little help from the United States. Military projects they have been involved in include China’s development of hypersonic weapons capable of penetrating missile-defence systems and the design of new submarines able to patrol quietly along the US west coast, researchers familiar with the programmes told the South China Morning Post. For more than a decade, China has been ramping up efforts to lure back talented scientists working at laboratories in the US linked to America’s nuclear weapons programme and other military...
  • Epstein Case .. Maurene Comey, Daughter of Fired FBI Director James Comey -- Pussy Hat March

    07/07/2019 7:00:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 7, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Prosecutor in 2019 Epstein Case Is Maurene Comey, Daughter of Fired FBI Director James Comey -- Who Participated in 2017 Pussy Hat March. ( Full title). ... A team of federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York, along with some in the public corruption unit, have been assigned to the case. Maurene Comey, the daughter of former FBI director James Comey, is one of the prosecutors, ... Maurene Comey is a Assistant US Attorney in New York state. Maurene Comey has been an assistant US attorney in the SDNY office since 2015. ... Maurene Comey with her mother...
  • US Office of Special Counsel Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Removed From Office For Hatch Act

    06/13/2019 10:37:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 118 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 13, 2019 | Cristina Laila
    BREAKING: US Office of Special Counsel Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Removed From Office For Hatch Act Violations.. ( Full title).. The US Office of Special Counsel said in a report given to President Trump on Thursday that his counselor Kellyanne Conway has repeatedly violated the Hatch Act and recommended her removal from federal service. The Hatch Act bars federal employees from engaging in political activity. “The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) calls on President Donald J. Trump to remove Ms. Conway from her federal position immediately,” the agency wrote in a letter to the White House. “[K]ellyanne Conway violated...
  • How Obama Holdover Sally Yates Helped Sink Michael Flynn

    04/08/2019 9:12:15 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 8, 2019 | Jason Beale
    Sally Yates’ Justice Department had no legitimate reason to believe Michael Flynn was either compromised or susceptible to compromise, yet they carried on as if it were so. In late January 2017, President Obama’s deputy attorney general Sally Yates made a couple of urgent trips from the Department of Justice building to the White House, carrying information she believed to be critical to U.S. national security. Yates was aware, likely through intercepts of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s communications, that the newly seated national security advisor, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, had discussed with Kislyak Russia’s response to the Obama administration...
  • F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    01/11/2019 5:34:14 PM PST · by springwater13 · 194 replies
    In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation. The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security. Agents also sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence. The investigation the F.B.I. opened into Mr....
  • Did the Deep State Destroy Pentagon’s Lovinger Over Discovery of Shady Stefan Halper-DoD Contracts?

    08/30/2018 12:57:56 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 1 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-08-30 | Ben Weingarten
    For this week's Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, I had Sean Bigley, a national security attorney who prosecutes intelligence community whistleblower retaliation cases on to discuss the stunning and chilling demise of his client Adam Lovinger. Lovinger, a highly regarded Pentagon analyst, has found his career ruined, allegedly due to whistleblower retaliation -- first losing a prominent position in the Trump NSC, then his security clearance and finally being suspended without pay altogether while trying to litigate four separate cases against the officials who targeted him. The various probes and allegedly baseless allegations raised against Lovinger come from Obama...
  • White House apparently had a full-blown conspiracy theory of murky origin about Obama officials

    08/24/2018 1:25:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Week ^ | August 24, 2018 | Peter Weber
    In the early days of the Trump administration, a memo of uncertain origin circulated at the highest levels of the White House laying out a conspiracy theory about "coordinated attacks" on President Trump's foreign policy agenda from a group of former Obama administration officials, according to a memo obtained by The New Yorker's Adam Entous and Ronan Farrow. The memo, which "reads like a U.S. military-intelligence officer's analysis of a foreign-insurgent network," they wrote, posited that "the communications infrastructure ... used to sell ObamaCare and the Iran Deal to the public ('Echo Chamber') has been shifted from the White House...
  • Obama Admin Holdovers Perpetrating Greatest Political Scandal In American History

    08/12/2018 4:03:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/12/18 | Dr. Sam Clovis
    Holding Office From 'The Swamp' In today’s toxic environment found inside “the swamp,” I am often reminded of the old saw about evil flourishing when good people do nothing. I consider this a truism, an absolute, a defined value that is not zero. Unfortunately, I have had the opportunity to see this phenomenon up close and personal. As the Mueller investigation trundles along with the narrative unraveling at a shocking pace, one would think that sooner or later, the Congress would get fed up and would call a halt to this travesty. This investigation has cost the American people millions...
  • Maple, honey producers not sweet on added sugars label

    05/03/2018 7:13:43 AM PDT · by Michamilton · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2018 | Lisa Rathke
    EAST MONTPELIER – Producers of pure maple syrup and honey aren’t sweet on a plan to label their pure natural products as containing added sugars. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be requiring updated nutrition labels for products that are expected to say that pure maple syrup and honey contain added sugars, which the producers and officials say is misleading and confusing and could hurt their industries. "There are no added sugars. Maple is a pure product," said U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont, the top maple producing state in the country.
  • Good Riddance to Disloyal Mr. McMaster

    03/24/2018 6:24:37 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The departure of national security adviser H.R. McMaster and his replacement by former U.N. ambassador John Bolton are both significant and welcome. Bolton will be a team player on Team Trump and not someone with his own agenda who seeks the advice and counsel of those trying to undermine the Trump administration. Leaks such as the one of the memo warning President Trump not to congratulate Vladimir Putin on Putin's re-election will undoubtedly stop, as McMaster and his staff were viewed as the source for many of them.
  • Bolton to Clean House At NSC … Obama’s People Should “Start Packing Their Sh**”

    03/29/2018 6:58:01 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 42 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | March 28, 2018 | Ben Marquis
    President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he had chosen former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton to succeed U.S. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as head of the National Security Council and chief foreign policy adviser. To say that Bolton’s tough conservative outlook toward our nation’s enemies does not sit well with the left is an understatement, and it didn’t take long before rumors began to circulate that Bolton plans to “purge” the NSC once he takes command in April, Breitbart reported Wednesday. Those rumors largely stemmed from an article in Foreign Policy that claimed Bolton is expected to...
  • OLD but germaine: Rumblings: POTUS TRUMP “Furious” With McMaster For Firing NSC Official

    03/27/2018 4:44:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/8/17 | Joshua Caplan
    An ongoing staffing purge being conducted by White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has thrown the West Wing into chaos, according to more than half a dozen Trump administration insiders who told the Washington Free Beacon that McMaster has been targeting long-time Trump loyalists who were clashing with career government staffers and holdovers from the Obama administration. The purge is part of a larger drama unfolding inside the administration, between veteran Trump staffers committed to the president’s campaign vision of “draining the swamp”‘ in Washington and entrenched bureaucracies seeking to maintain control over policy decision-making, according to these sources,...
  • The Federal Reserve May Secretly Want to Sink the Record-Breaking Stock Market

    02/05/2018 7:33:21 PM PST · by familyop · 83 replies
    TheStreet ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | Scott Gamm
    A big Federal Reserve meeting is coming up. Here is one thing that could happen if the Fed gets too aggressive. Despite its independence, the Federal Reserve may quietly want a bear market that takes down a president that loves tweeting about the stock market. Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, told TheStreet the "[Janet] Yellen put" in the markets could expire under President Trump. "I don't know if the Fed has much love for Trump," he said, adding that the Fed had the markets' back during the Obama Administration. "Maybe the Fed would be happy to see a...
  • Facing Republican Attacks, FBI’s Deputy Director Plans to Retire Early Next Year (McCabe)

    12/23/2017 11:26:23 AM PST · by kristinn · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, December 23, 2017 | Devlin Barrett and Karoun Demirjian
    Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s deputy director who has been the target of Republican critics for more than a year, plans to retire in a few months when he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits, according to people familiar with the matter. McCabe spent hours in Congress this past week, facing questions behind closed doors from members of three committees. Republicans said they were dissatisfied with his answers; Democrats called it a partisan hounding. McCabe, 49, holds a unique position in the political firestorm surrounding the FBI. He was former director James B. Comey’s right-hand man, a position that involved him...
  • Now the Deep State Has a Name–the Federal Bureau of Investigation

    12/21/2017 3:26:14 PM PST · by Signalman · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/6/2017 | Dick Morris; Eileen McGann
    Don’t fall for former FBI Director James Comey’s latest tweet claiming that “the FBI is and always will be independent.” In fact, recent reports suggest the FBI now serves as the command center of the Deep State, aptly housed in the J. Edgar Hoover Building. Working hand in hand with the special counsel’s office, the FBI/Deep State is in high gear. Through constant leaks of confidential or embarrassing materials, unmasking classified information about Trump associates, stonewalling Congressional requests for testimony and information about FBI conduct, selective prosecutions, and the coordination and hiring of high-level and deeply-biased partisans, the Deep State...