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  • Reyna fires assistant who gave FBI information on DA (Waco)

    06/20/2018 5:10:12 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 16 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 6/19/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna on Tuesday fired prosecutor Amanda Dillon, the last of Reyna’s remaining employees who provided information to the FBI during its investigation of Reyna. Dillon, who worked as an assistant district attorney for almost eight years, confirmed that Reyna and First Assistant District Attorney Robert Moody called her into Reyna’s office Tuesday afternoon and fired her. When she asked for grounds for the dismissal, Dillon said Reyna only responded, “It’s all documented.” Reyna then had Dillon escorted from the DA’s office by one of his investigators, she said. Reyna did not return the Tribune-Herald’s calls...
  • FBI Says ‘Awan Brothers’ Hard Drives Were Smashed After Confiscated

    07/24/2017 1:10:54 PM PDT · by b4its2late · 132 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Posted on July 24, 2017 | by Investigative Bureau
    Reports of the FBI seizing computer hard drives form the home of the congressional IT director and aide of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are accurate, according to FBI sources: with the exception of one major detail. The computer hard drives were not damaged when they were confiscated, FBI sources said. The FBI, who is working in some capacity to assist with the Capitol Police on the Awan investigation, confirm the hard drives and other computer equipment have been damaged but are pointing the finger at the Capitol Police’s chain of custody with the evidence. The FBI, they said,...
  • (2016) Obstruction of Justice Haunts Hillary’s Future

    05/23/2018 7:30:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/08/16 | DEROY MURDOCK
    Like a trio of famished buzzards, three ugly words have started to circle over Hillary Clinton: obstruction of justice. After reviewing the FBI’s recently released E-mailgate files, House Government Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) on Tuesday wrote U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing Phillips. “The Committee identified a sequence of events that may amount to obstruction of justice and destruction of evidence by Secretary Clinton and her employees and contractors, including her attorneys, employees of Platte River Networks,” and others, Chaffetz explained. He then asked Phillips to investigate Clinton and company for possibly violating 18 U.S....
  • Dear Republicans: To end Senate Democrats' obstruction, make them talk,make them work,make them vote

    05/22/2018 4:28:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2018 | Jim DeMint, Adam Brandon
    Speaker Newt Gingrich was fond of saying “The Democrats are our adversaries. The Senate is our enemy.” The Senate has long been a frustration to the impatient warriors for change. Its rules and culture are intentionally designed to be slow and deliberative, in contrast to the quick-moving partisan House. Today, Republicans have control over all the levers of power. The White House, the House, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the state legislatures, and the governors -- they are all dominated by Republicans. The conservative grassroots is rightfully expecting big things after years of promises. And big things are happening. The...
  • Mueller Plans to Wrap Up Obstruction Inquiry Into Trump by Sept. 1, Giuliani Says

    05/20/2018 2:55:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 49 replies
    nytimes ^ | 5/20/2018 | Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman
    WASHINGTON — The special counsel plans to finish by Sept. 1 its investigation into whether President Trump obstructed the Russia inquiry, according to the president’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, who said on Sunday that waiting any longer would risk improperly influencing voters in the midterm elections in November. The office of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, shared its timeline about two weeks ago amid negotiations over whether Mr. Trump will be questioned by investigators, Mr. Giuliani said, adding that Mr. Mueller’s office said the date was contingent on Mr. Trump agreeing to be interviewed. A spokesman for the...
  • Report: Inspector General Will Declare FBI, DOJ Broke Law (Tr)

    05/17/2018 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 54 replies
    Brritbart ^ | 17 May 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    A new report suggests an imminent Inspector General (IG) report may rule that FBI and Justice Department officials broke the law in their handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Investigative reporter Paul Sperry said Thursday that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has “found ‘reasonable grounds’ for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the Clinton investigation/s,” adding that the top watchdog official has “referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution.”
  • ISSA EXPOSES GOWDY AIDING OBSTRUCTION, CENSORSHIP OF INFORMATION BY CRIMINAL DOJ

    05/14/2018 12:58:15 PM PDT · by Syncro · 83 replies
    rickwells ^ | May 14, 2018 | Rick Wells
    ISSA EXPOSES GOWDY AIDING OBSTRUCTION, CENSORSHIP OF INFORMATION BY CRIMINAL DOJ Rep Issa exposes the lies of Trey Gowdy about obstruction at DOJ and his role in selling the American people the censoring evidence of govt crimes is a good thing…Rep Darrell Issa exposes the artificial happy face that we already suspected was being painted on the meetings between Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, Oversight Committee Chairman Gowdy, and the obstructionists at DOJ.Rep Trey Gowdy, who allowed the Benghazi commission to be turned into a whitewashing of the guilt of Clinton and Obama, told Jason Chaffetz in an interview on...
  • From an Anonymous Tip to an Impeachment: A Timeline of Key Moments in the Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal

    05/04/2018 2:20:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    TIME ^ | May 4, 2018 | By OLIVIA B. WAXMAN and MERRILL FABRY
    In June 1995, Monica Lewinsky’s move to Washington, D.C., was unremarkable. She was a 21-year-old recent college grad with an unpaid internship in the office of President Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, landed with the help of a family connection. But, as the nation later learned, things happened quickly from that point, as it was that year that she began a relationship with the President that would last about two years and lead to an epoch-shaping scandal. The relationship between Lewinsky and President Clinton came to light 20 years ago, and the fallout would dominate 1998’s news. And...
  • How could it be obstruction?

    05/02/2018 12:02:54 PM PDT · by uscga77 · 25 replies
    I don't understand. Can someone explain. If the FBI is conducting an investigation, how does firing an FBI director obstruct justice? Doesn't the investigation go on as before? It would seem that the president or anyone else would have to do something more far reaching to succeed in an attempt to halt an investigation.
  • Robert Mueller Threatens President Trump With A Subpoena If He Does Not Submit To An Interview

    05/02/2018 10:46:40 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 108 replies
    RedState ^ | May 2, 2018 | streiff
    The leak of a list of questions Mueller wants to ask President Trump is a sign that Mueller’s seemingly never-ending investigation in search of a crime may be getting close to a conclusion. One would think that before interviewing Trump, Mueller would have interviewed everyone else relevant to the case and is now trying to show discrepancies between Trump’s amazingly elastic memory and the memory of others in order to give his leftwing fan club the joy of claiming “obstruction.” Yesterday, the Washington Post ran an anonymously sourced story claiming that Mueller had threatened Trump with a subpoena if he...
  • DOJ looking into possible obstruction charge against Oakland mayor who warned of ICE raid

    02/28/2018 2:08:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 28, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    The Department of Justice is looking into whether Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf obstructed justice by warning Northern California residents of an impending raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The agency’s acting director, Thomas Homan, told “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning that the DOJ is “reviewing” whether Schaaf broke any laws by telling her constituents ICE would be raiding the area in order to arrest people violating federal immigration laws.
  • Illegal - McCabe Altered Strzok's 302 Account of Flynn Interview/Bust

    02/18/2018 6:01:20 PM PST · by gaijin · 90 replies
    Twitter, Mike Cernovich
  • Byron York: Why are the Comey memos secret?

    02/14/2018 9:40:48 PM PST · by mojito · 32 replies
    Wasington Examiner ^ | 2/14/2018 | Byron York
    If there is an obstruction of justice case to be made against the president in the Trump-Russia affair, James Comey is in the middle of it. President Trump's decision to fire the FBI director is often cited as Exhibit A for obstruction, and the foundation for that case is a set of seven memos Comey wrote describing conversations he had with the president between Jan. 6 and April 11, 2017. The memos are critically important. Portions of them have been leaked to the press, given to a Comey friend, discussed in congressional testimony, and read by a few Capitol Hill...
  • NEW: Criminal Referral Confirms Nunes Memo’s Explosive Claims Of FISA Abuse

    02/07/2018 8:27:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 61 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/7/18 | Mollie Hemingway
    A criminal referral from top Senate investigators confirms explosive charges in last week’s House Intelligence Committee memo regarding abuse of surveillance authorities at the FBI and Department of Justice. It also reveals a host of problems arising from the bureau’s cooperation with foreign investigator Christopher Steele, who was working on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The eight-page memo from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) includes underlying evidence to support the claims.“It appears the FBI relied on admittedly uncorroborated information, funded by and obtained for Secretary Clinton’s presidential campaign,...
  • Rosenstein Asked Trump to Obstruct Nunes Investigation, Trump Refused

    01/31/2018 3:32:31 PM PST · by mojito · 79 replies
    The Idiots at CNN ^ | 1/31/2018 | Pamela Brown, Evan Perez and Laura Jarrett,
    ...Rosenstein made his pitch in the December [2017] meeting with the President, asking for White House backing as the Justice Department sought to deny access to sensitive documents demanded by Nunes, who has spent months pursuing claims of surveillance abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department against the Trump campaign. There was no decision by the President at the meeting, the sources told CNN. White House chief of staff John Kelly later notified the Justice Department that the President would not help block access to the documents.
  • Donald Trump Should Refuse a Mueller Interview

    01/27/2018 11:41:43 AM PST · by mojito · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/27/2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    ...the Justice Department has improperly assigned a prosecutor in the absence of grounds to believe a crime has been committed. “Collusion with Russia” is not a crime, and there are presently no grounds to believe the president conspired with Putin’s regime to violate any American law. And again, it is not criminal obstruction for a president to weigh in on whether a subordinate...should be investigated, or to fire a subordinate....Whether we think these are foolish things for the president to have done is beside the point. We are talking here about whether they are criminal actions, and they are not.......
  • DOJ office says it has found missing text messages of FBI officials (ALL)

    01/25/2018 10:28:30 AM PST · by mojito · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/2018 | Avery Anapol
    Months of missing text messages between two FBI officials have been located, according a letter obtained by The Hill. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz told Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) in a letter that the messages spanning from December 2016 to May 2017, previously though missing due to a technological glitch affecting FBI phones, have been found. “The [Office of the Inspector General] has been investigating this matter, and, this week, succeeded in using forensic tools to recover text messages from FBI devices,” the letter read. [....] Horowitz wrote in the letter to Johnson and Grassley...
  • White House: ‘We Don’t Have To Approve’ Release Of Explosive FISA Memo

    01/24/2018 4:27:26 PM PST · by Enterprise · 134 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 01/24/2018 | SAAGAR ENJETI
    The White House does not have to approve the release of a currently classified memo assembled within the House of representatives which purports to display extensive abuse of FISA authority within the FBI, deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told WMAL Wednesday morning. “We don’t have to approve it. They have the right to de-classify the document,” Gidley told Daily Caller editorial director Vince Coglianese and WMAL host, citing “legal minds” consulted by the executive branch.
  • Thousands of FBI-issued phones had glitch that failed to save texts

    01/24/2018 1:51:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 24, 2018 | by Paula Reid
    Thousands of FBI-issued Samsung 5 phones had technical issues that resulted in a failure to store text messages over a period of a year between June 2016 and May 2017, CBS News' Paula Reid reports, citing a senior Justice Department official. The news comes after the DOJ confirmed it is missing texts between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the former lawyers on special counsel Robert Mueller's team who came under fire for texts critical of President Trump. The DOJ has been unable to retrieve their texts over a five-month period after the election. While the focus is on the data...
  • Greenfield: The Obama Government’s Secret Societies

    01/24/2018 10:14:20 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    .frontpagemag.com ^ | 1/24/18 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Obama Government’s Secret Societies Exposing the anti-Trump conspiracy within the DOJ. January 24, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. A week after the election, groups inside and outside the government, some calling themselves Obama Anonymous, had begun meeting to plan the “resistance” to Trump. Unlike the angry protesters in the streets, this resistance wasn’t a new organization. It consisted of Washington D.C. government lifers. At the CFPB, there was a group calling itself Dumbledore’s Army. Within the FBI...