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  • 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...
  • [Great editorial] Clinton–Obama Emails: The Key to Understanding Why Hillary Wasn’t Indicted

    01/23/2018 2:02:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    National Review ^ | January 23, 2018 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    New FBI texts highlight a motive to conceal the president’s involvement. From the first, these columns have argued that the whitewash of the Hillary Clinton emails caper was President Barack Obama’s call - not the FBI’s, and not the Justice Department’s. The decision was inevitable. Obama, using a pseudonymous email account, had repeatedly communicated with Secretary Clinton over her private, non-secure email account. If Clinton had been charged, Obama’s culpable involvement would have been patent. In any prosecution of Clinton, the Clinton–Obama emails would have been in the spotlight. For the prosecution, they would be more proof of willful (or,...
  • NSA Destroys Evidence in Lawsuit Against Surveillance

    01/23/2018 11:05:13 AM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 January 2018 | Michael Tennant
    The National Security Agency (NSA), whose warrantless surveillance program was just reauthorized by Congress and President Donald Trump, recently confessed to having destroyed data it had been ordered to retain — and said it was retaining — in connection with lawsuits against the program, reported Politico.
  • Sessions: ‘No Stone Unturned’ To Find FBI Agents’ Missing Text Messages

    01/22/2018 5:53:50 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-21-2018 | Chuck Ross
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that the Justice Department “will leave no stone unturned” in trying to figure out how the FBI lost five months of text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the FBI agents who exchanged anti-Trump messages while working on the Clinton and Trump investigations. “We will leave no stone unturned to confirm with certainty why these text messages are not now available to be produced and will use every technology available to determine whether the missing messages are recoverable from another source,” Sessions said in a statement.
  • The 'Heads Up' Podesta Email: DOJ bigwig belongs in jail [aw!m vanity]

    A single Wikileaks email [*a*] reveals that Peter Kadzik belongs in jail, not to mention the others who failed to report the crime. Look at all who were in on it: John Podesta personally emailed the tip to: 1. Hillary Clinton 2. Cheryl Mills 3. Another 'id'ed as 'H Samuelson' Mills 4. A number of others who had email accounts in 'Hillary Clinton Dot Com'. Podesta tipped them off that Peter Kadzik [the DOJ bigwig] had given him a 'heads up': [quote] There is a HJC oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil > Division will testify. Likely...
  • Time to Give Clinton’s Server Technician the Mueller Treatment

    12/30/2017 1:46:40 PM PST · by mojito · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | 12/30/2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    ...I’m thinking it’s a good time for the Justice Department..to show Paul Combetta how it works. Let’s review a few key facts. On March 2, 2015, the New York Times broke the news that Mrs. Clinton, as secretary of state, had used a homebrew server system for all her official email. The House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi jihadist attack immediately issued letters directing that the emails be preserved, along with a subpoena for them. The server system storing Clinton’s emails was then housed at a private contractor, Platte River Networks (PRN), which by no later than March 9, 2015,...
  • Evidence of Presidential Obstruction of Justice [semi-satire]

    12/23/2017 9:01:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Dec 2017 | John Semmens
    According to a report published by Politico, former President Obama blocked the Drug Enforcement Agency's efforts to stop the Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah from developing a global narcotics syndicate. The nominal rationale for this intrusion to thwart a law enforcement operation was "to not upset delicate negotiations with Iran." Hezbollah is largely funded by the Iranian government. Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Adviser during the Obama Administration, characterized the revelation as "Monday-morning 'quarterbacking.' Are we supposed to be shocked that a president might place a higher priority on reaching a diplomatic agreement with another country ahead of a routine...
  • Hil's lawyers try to quash old report (Clintons ordered IRS audits of critics)

    10/03/2005 3:48:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies · 3,096+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/3/05 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - The independent counsel investigation that led to the conviction of a former Clinton administration housing chief could come back to haunt Sen. Hillary Clinton. The Daily News has learned that lawyers are fighting to suppress a potentially embarrassing final report from the probe that found Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros lied to the FBI about paying $250,000 in hush money to his ex-mistress. Cisneros paid a $10,000 fine after he was found guilty in 1999 and was later pardoned by Bill Clinton. And though neither Hillary Clinton nor her husband was targeted by independent counsel David Barrett, his 420-page...
  • BOOM! Devin Nunes Orders Investigators to Physically Remove Outstanding Documents From DOJ

    12/15/2017 9:29:22 PM PST · by Enterprise · 107 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) ordered congressional investigators to physically remove all outstanding documents from the Justice Department on Thursday. “Intel Cmte chair Nunes says Hse Intel Cmte will send investigators to DoJ Thursday to do a “scrub” of documents they have pursued since winter. Nunes says if McCabe doesn’t appear next Tuesd, he will move to subpoena him..or potentially hold McCabe in contempt of Congress,” tweeted Fox News’ Chad Pergram.
  • The EPA reports more lost emails as the House Oversight chair threatens contempt of Congress

    06/25/2014 5:21:48 PM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/24/14 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    If a certain fecal matter had been the only instance of disrepute revealed from within the ranks of the Environmental Protection Agency today, that would have been more than enough; alas… it wasn’t. (snip) The environmental agency is having trouble locating emails belonging to a former agency employee and pulling information from his crashed hard drive, House members revealed Wednesday while questioning Administrator Gina McCarthy at a hearing on complaints of mismanagement. “What is it with bureaucrats and public employees … the hard drives crash?” asked Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.). He and others on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee...
  • DOJ 'side agreements' let agents destroy laptops in Clinton email case

    10/03/2016 10:25:35 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/3/16 | Sarah Westwood
    House Republicans are demanding to know why Justice Department officials entered into a pair of "side agreement" with Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson — two of Hillary Clinton's top former aides who went on to become her personal attorneys during the FBI's email investigation — that allowed law enforcement agents to destroy their laptops after searching their hard drives for evidence. In a letter from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday, Goodlatte questioned why the destruction of the laptops used to sort Clinton's emails was included in immunity deals that already protected Mills...