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  • Congresswoman Negotiating Whether to Cooperate with Investigation [semi-satire]

    07/23/2017 3:39:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 July 2017 | John Semmens
    Former Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Fla) is in the midst of deciding whether or not to cooperate with DC police investigating possible violations of national security laws by her former top information technology (IT) aide, Imran Awan. Awan and several of his relatives are accused of abusing access granted by their Democratic Party employers to obtain and sell classified information. Thus far, Wasserman-Schultz has been refusing to turnover computers used by Awan so police can examine them. She has claimed exemption from law enforcement saying that "according to the Constitution, members of congress are privileged from arrest....
  • Democrats’ blockade of Trump imperils national security, congressional recess

    07/11/2017 6:18:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    President Trump may cancel Congress‘ summer recess and demand that lawmakers stick around through August to force Democrats to confirm more of his nominees, the White House said Monday, throwing down a challenge to senators who have tried to obstruct him at nearly every turn. Democrats have mounted filibusters on 90 percent of the president’s picks that have reached the Senate floor — much higher than the 10 percent rate that Republicans mounted for President Obama’s, the White House said. Republicans said it is the worst treatment of any president’s nominees in modern political history. “The president has every right...
  • Terry McAuliffe Again Obstructs Efforts to Investigate Voter Fraud

    07/01/2017 1:24:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 1, 2017 | Brent Scher
    The decision by Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe (D.) not to cooperate with a White House commission examining voting processes in federal elections comes after a year in which the governor circumvented the commonwealth's supreme court to restore voting rights for convicted felons and stalled efforts by the Virginia legislature to fight voter fraud.McAuliffe announced on Thursday evening he has "no intention of honoring" a request for publicly available voter data made by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which was established through a May executive order and is being led by Vice President Mike Pence.McAuliffe stated in his rejection...
  • FBI agent indicted in Oregon refuge standoff shooting(LaVoy Finicum)

    06/28/2017 7:29:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 6/27/2017 | unknown
    An FBI agent has been indicted on accusations that he lied about firing at a rancher in 2016 when officers arrested leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. Sources familiar with the case say the agent will face allegations of making a false statement with intent to obstruct justice, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Tuesday. The indictment stems from more than a yearlong investigation by the U.S. Justice Department inspector general. The agent will be identified when summoned to appear Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland. Authorities moved in on Ammon Bundy and other leaders...
  • The Antithesis of Obstruction (Must Read)

    06/24/2017 7:50:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/24/2017 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Trump did not obstruct a valid FBI investigation; he demanded the exposure of a false one. The “collusion” narrative was a fraud, plain and simple. We know that now. Hopefully, it won’t take another six months to grasp a second plain and simple truth: Collusion’s successor, the “obstruction” narrative, is a perversion. The Left loves narrative. The ever-expanding story manipulates time, space, and detail to fit a thematic framework. Political narrative has some surface appeal, but it is deeply flawed. It obscures plain and simple truth. So let’s stick with the plain and simple: The essence of obstruction is to...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Will Mueller & Comey use a false case of obstruction to trigger impeachment?

    06/22/2017 12:37:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    “The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions.” -- DOJ opinion, October 16, 2000 The Department of Justice has long held that it would be unconstitutional to criminally charge and prosecute a sitting president. The Constitution itself expressly states that “indictment, trial, judgment and punishment” can occur only after a president is convicted upon impeachment (Article 1, Section 3). However, there is nothing to prevent a special counsel from investigating a president and leveling an accusation with no formal charge. The accusation could be...
  • Judicial Watch: Obama NSC Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at Obama Library

    06/19/2017 4:50:08 PM PDT · by GregNH · 85 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 06/19/2017 | UNKNOWN
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” have been removed to the Obama Library. The NSC will not fulfill an April 4 Judicial Watch request for records regarding information relating to people “who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities.” The agency also informed Judicial Watch that it would not turn over communications with any Intelligence Community...
  • Trump Lawyer: “The President Is Not Under Investigation For Obstruction”

    06/18/2017 10:21:45 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Its Not The Tea Party ^ | 6-18-2017 | The Patriot
    On Friday morning, when Trump lashed out at what appeared to be Rod Rosenstein on Twitter, many took his statement as confirmation of last week’s WaPo report that Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller: “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.” On Sunday, however, Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow made the media rounds to explain that Trump’s tweet was not an admission, and that Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Used Agents As Pawns To Insulate Hillary, Aides & Clinton Foundation..(flashback)

    06/16/2017 4:41:20 AM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    truepundt ^ | 9/25/2016 | Investigative Bureau
    "EXCLUSIVE: FBI Used Agents As Pawns To Insulate Hillary, Aides & Clinton Foundation From Prosecutions" In mid-summer a wave of panic and despair began to wash over key rank-and-file FBI agents who were doggedly working the Hillary Clinton investigations. Agents reluctantly pondered a potential, brutal reality that was creeping into the fabric of the high-profile case. What if their collective work wasn’t meant to bring this case to a grand jury for indictments and justice? What if they themselves, FBI agents sworn to uphold the law, were being used as intelligence pawns by superiors and higher powers to actually shield...
  • Senate Intel Panel Won't Probe if Trump Obstructed Justice

    06/16/2017 4:12:53 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    NewsMax/CNN ^ | 15 June 2017 2:32pm | Jeffery Rodach
    The Senate Intelligence Committee will not investigate whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice as part of its probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, CNN reported. The decision came after leaders of the Senate panel met with special counsel Robert Mueller. "Obstruction is criminal —​ there's a criminal aspect to that," committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, told CNN. "It's never been part of our" investigation.”
  • Feinstein: Democrats will support subpoenaing Comey

    06/16/2017 1:52:52 AM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 June 2017 7:21pm EDT | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Democrats on the Judiciary Committee will support subpoenaing James Comey to testify if needed, arguing it is crucial for the former FBI director come before the panel.  Feinstein sent a letter Thursday to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the committee, saying they are on the same page about the need for Comey to testify before their committee, which has oversight of the FBI.    "We unanimously believe that Director Comey should testify before our Committee regarding serious concerns that have been raised about political interference with FBI investigations and possible obstruction of justice. ... Be assured...
  • Trump Attorney on WaPo Report: ‘The Leak of This Information Is a Crime’

    06/15/2017 4:38:09 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/15/2017 | Susan Jones
    “This Russian investigation has gone nowhere, so they’re coming up with new charges,” said Jay Sekulow, one of President Trump’s attorneys. Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, was reacting to a report in Thursday’s Washington Post that says Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Trump “for possible obstruction of justice.” The report, based on five anonymous sources, describes the latest (alleged) development in the investigation as a “major turning point.” The newspaper said investigators also are looking for evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates. “If this is true that five individuals inside...
  • DNI Director Coats To Testify In Closed Session Before Senate Intel Committee

    06/15/2017 2:21:33 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 6-15-2017
    According to NBC, the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will go back before the Senate Intelligence Committee tomorrow to answer questions in a closed session. This new hearing comes after Coats testified before the same committee in an open session last week but refused to discuss direct conversations with the President in a public session. Of course, just like with Comey’s ‘private session’, somehow we suspect that if anything material is divulged in tomorrow’s ‘private session’ with Coats it will be promptly leaked to the media. As we pointed out last week, Intel Committee Vice Chair Mark Warner didn’t...
  • Furious Trump Lashes Out In Afternoon Tweetstorm

    06/15/2017 2:11:04 PM PDT · by blam · 106 replies ^ | 6-15-2017
    An increasingly furious President Trump has taken to twitter this afternoon to express his outrage, in a way only the President can, over the thinly-veiled double standard within the U.S. intelligence community and mainstream media over how they basically ignored the Hillary Clinton email scandal while endlessly pursuing his administration without being able to present a single shred of tangible evidence that any wrong doing ever occurred. “Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?” “Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, ‘bleached’ emails, & had husband meet w/AG days...
  • Trump Tweet: Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at?

    06/15/2017 12:57:11 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 165 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 15, 2017 | Donald Trump
    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 11 minutes ago Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?
  • Gingrich unloads on special counsel Robert Mueller: 'The tip of the deep state spear aimed at' Trump

    06/15/2017 10:13:59 AM PDT · by blam · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-15-2017 | Allan Smith
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, one of President Donald Trump's top allies, went after special counsel Robert Mueller in a Thursday morning tweetstorm, calling the former FBI director "the tip of the deep state spear aimed at" Trump. Gingrich posted his tweets after The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials now expanded to include a probe into whether Trump committed obstruction of justice with his firing of former FBI Director James Comey last month. Mueller is also seeking proof of whether Trump...
  • Ken Starr Bursts CNN’s Bubble; “No Obstruction Case Against Trump From What I’ve Seen”

    06/15/2017 9:55:47 AM PDT · by blam · 96 replies ^ | 6-15-2017
    With the ‘Russian collusion’ case against the Trump administration all but dead, the mainstream media has shifted their full attention to now building an obstruction of justice case against the White House. As such, CNN hosted Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel appointed in the 90’s to look into various Clinton scandals, including the Vince Foster death and Monica Lewinsky episode, this morning to get his thoughts on the topic. CNN: “Do you think there is a case there?” Starr: “It’s too soon to tell. From what I’ve seen — and of course we don’t know a whole lot — the...
  • Trump accuses Lynch of 'illegal' behavior in Clinton email case

    06/13/2017 5:01:18 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 31 replies
    FoxNews Politics ^ | 06/13/2017 | Cody Derespina
    President Trump on Tuesday accused former Attorney General Loretta Lynch of "illegal" behavior in her handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's secret email server, alleging the ex-top cop provided "protection" for the Democratic presidential nominee. The president drew attention to Lynch ahead of a Senate hearing where his own AG, Jeff Sessions, is set to testify on the Russia investigation. {..snip..}
  • The Real Obstruction of Justice We Heard From Comey

    06/10/2017 5:35:53 PM PDT · by davikkm · 13 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    We heard quite a lot during Mr. Comey’s testimony to Congress on Thursday. But in what was yet another bombshell being downplayed by the mainstream media, we learned that President Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked him to downplay the Hillary Clinton email investigation. During the Obama administration, the AG’s office became extremely politicized under Eric Holder and then Lynch. Trump’s justice department needs to be much less partisan. As the Daily Caller pointed out, Comey said Lynch told Comey not to call the criminal investigation into the Democratic nominee’s use of a server while secretary of state. Instead, Lynch...
  • Dershowitz: Comey Was a ‘Coward’ For Leaking; Says Obstruction Non-Existent Against the President

    06/10/2017 4:28:55 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    Ibankcoin ^ | 6-10-2017 | Dr Fly
    Get in here shills. It’s time for your daily lesson on the sacred documents of the U.S. Constitution. Following up on his emphatic belief that the President can, essentially, do whatever the hell he wants with the FBI head — the famed Harvard Law professor called the former director a ‘coward’ for leaking his notes to the press, saying “I thought it shows a lot of cowardice. The head of the FBI (audible laughter), the guy is supposed to be a strong and powerful guy and he’s afraid of a couple seagulls (referring to Comey’s depiction of the press outside...