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  • It’s Deja-Vu All Over Again – The Ukraine Effort is Simply “Obstruction 2.0″

    09/23/2019 2:25:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 22, 2019 | Sundance
    [Background] As I’m wiping down the white-board to outline the corrupt purposes, intents and connections, suddenly it becomes obvious. The Ukraine story is Obstruction 2.0. To assemble a quick elevator explanation of the Muh Russia obstruction construction, and to better understand the end goal of the political objective which encompassed the use of the FISA court, CTH previously said: To get impeachment, they needed obstruction. To get obstruction, they needed an investigation. To get the investigation, they needed evidence. To change dossier from oppo-research to evidence they needed a FISA. To get a FISA they needed a target. The target...
  • House Judiciary Committee subpoenas former White House aide Rob Porter

    08/27/2019 11:41:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    NBC ^ | Aug. 26, 2019 | Mike Memoli, Alex Moe and Carol E. Lee
    The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Monday to Rob Porter, a former White House aide whose close proximity to President Donald Trump is potentially of significant value to Democratic lawmakers amid growing calls for a formal impeachment inquiry. Porter, who served as White House staff secretary for just over a year, is one of the administration officials cited most often in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in the Russia investigation. He spent about 20 hours being interviewed by Mueller’s team, and the final report documents his role in episodes detailed as part of the obstruction of justice investigation....
  • House panel will subpoena key Mueller witness Rob Porter (It never ends)

    08/26/2019 6:18:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/26/19 | Rachel Frazin
    The House Judiciary Committee reportedly plans to subpoena former White House aide Rob Porter as the panel seeks to determine whether it should recommend articles of impeachment. Politico reported Monday that the committee would subpoena the former White House staff secretary, who was a key witness in former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. If Porter is subpoenaed, the White House would most likely try to block it, the news outlet noted. The White House has invoked "absolute immunity" in preventing other aides such as former counsel Don McGahn from testifying -- a tactic House Democrats have challenged in court. SNIP...
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe To Mueller: Who Said It Was Your Job To Declare Non-Exonerations?

    07/24/2019 11:00:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Frankly, I’m surprised it took as long as it did for a Republican on the House Judiciary to get to this obvious point. Rep. John Ratcliffe went to the heart of an assumption made by Robert Mueller, his report, and House Democrats on the approach taken in regard to Donald Trump, especially on obstruction. The report addresses Trump’s culpability from the perspective of requiring positive exoneration from charges of committing crimes. Ratcliffe wonders where Mueller found that in the job description of any prosecutor: Rep. John Ratcliffe asks if Mueller can cite an example besides Trump where the DOJ...
  • Mueller's 'Right-Hand Man' on Russia Probe Represented Clinton IT Aide Who Set Up Unsecure Server

    12/08/2017 8:50:19 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 80 replies
    Copyright © 2005-2017 PJ Media All Rights Reserved. ^ | DECEMBER 8, 2017 | BY DEBRA HEINE
    Yet another key member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe appears to have deep ties to the Democratic Party. Aaron Zebley served previously as Mueller’s chief of staff at the FBI and in the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division and as a senior counselor in the National Security Division at the Department of Justice. He also was an assistant U.S. attorney in the National Security and Terrorism Unit in Alexandria, Virginia. He is often referred to in the media as Mueller's "right-hand man." Also, in 2015 when he was a lawyer, he represented Justin Cooper, the IT staffer who personally set...
  • Dems Vow to Fight Deportation Action [semi-satire]

    07/13/2019 10:00:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 July 2019 | John Semmens
    The Trump Administration's planned action to deport the one million illegal immigrants that the courts have already ruled should be deported met with strident objections from open-border advocates this week. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, called the planned action "unfair. The individuals targeted have not had the opportunity to present their cases in court." Lieberman neglected to mention the fact that these individuals were "no shows" for their scheduled opportunity to argue their side in court, maintaining that "common criminals who skip their court appearances aren't sent directly to prison. They're given new court...
  • It will not be easy’: Dems prepare for their Mueller moment

    07/11/2019 8:06:15 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 07 10 2019 | MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO
    Some are watching old video of his previous testimony. Others are closely re-reading his 448-page report. And almost all are worrying about how they’ll make the most of the short time they’ll have for questioning. Robert Mueller, the Democrats know, will be tough to crack. The stern, reticent former FBI director has said he won’t answer questions beyond what is in the report on Russia’s election meddling and the Trump campaign and possible obstruction of justice when he comes to Congress on July 17. Mueller is expected to testify in front of the Judiciary and intelligence committees for two hours...
  • Kealohas, 2 Honolulu officers found guilty of conspiracy in massive public corruption trial

    06/27/2019 11:56:38 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | June 27, 2019 | HNN Staff
    Katherine and Louis Kealoha found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - After deliberating for less than nine hours, a jury of seven men and five women found former law enforcement power couple Louis and Katherine Kealoha guilty Thursday of conspiracy and other counts in one of Hawaii's most closely-watched public corruption trials. After hearing the verdict, the Kealohas left the federal courthouse stone-faced. Katherine Kealoha, walking ahead of her husband, and her attorneys declined comment. Louis Katherine, appearing stunned at his incredible turn of fortunes, told reporters: "There's still a lot to take in. I just...
  • Cuomo, de Blasio vow to fight ICE raids targeting illegal immigrant families

    06/22/2019 5:20:25 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 59 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 22, 2019
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has joined with a growing number of elected officials across the country in opposing the Trump administration’s reported plan to begin ICE raids early Sunday targeting illegal alien families. Cuomo called the plans “shameful and wholly unacceptable” in a statement issued Friday night. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the mayors of Chicago, Washington, DC and Los Angeles also condemned the threat and promised aide to affected families. “We will fight back at every turn to protect our immigrant families,” Cuomo promised. “New York will continue to be the beacon of inclusion and diversity that the nation and...
  • ‘Self-Righteous’: Dem Staffer Headed To Prison As Prosecutors Look To Make Example Of Him

    06/19/2019 4:11:36 PM PDT · by bigbob · 68 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 6-19-19 | Luke Rosiak
    A former aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is headed to prison Wednesday for what prosecutors said was the largest known data theft in Senate history. The former aide, Jackson Cosko, pleaded guilty in April to crimes related to an unparalleled effort to ransack a Senate office, extorting a Democratic senator, illegally harming Republicans for their political views, and blackmailing a witness. Prosecutors asked for nearly five years in prison for Cosko, a onetime congressional IT aide to Hassan. Cosko admitted he stole the New Hampshire Democrat’s data out of revenge for being fired, then used...
  • CNN Serves Up Straight Trash With 'Trump Will Be Indicted By AG Yates' Story

    06/10/2019 11:22:15 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/10/2019 | Matt Vespa
    Every single time I see that CNN “facts first” ad I want to throw up. I mean how many time do you need to be hit with a shovel to the face that your network has done the exact opposite multiple times. Overall, it embodies the worst about the liberal media—they think they’re like first responders or the first wave storming the beaches of Normandy. They’re not. After eight years of being coddled by a liberal president, they don’t like being criticized. They don’t like being challenged. They don’t like a president who can deliver haymakers. It’s just hilarious; the...
  • John Dean Blows Hole in Democrats' Impeachment Push

    06/12/2019 4:43:28 AM PDT · by Moseley · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 12, 2019 | Jonathon Moseley
    John Dean, notorious from the Watergate scandals of the Nixon Administration, blew a hole in the bottom of the Democrats’ boat in his much-anticipated testimony on June 10, 2019. It happened around time 6:11 PM EST after about four hours of John Dean's testimony alongside a panel of gushingly, enthusiastically left-wing former prosecutors. In response to a softball "How do you feel?" therapeutic question by a Democratic Congressman, John Dean detonated the entire charade sky high. After four hours of the hearing, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA) sympathetically asked Dean why he came in to testify after all he had been...
  • Maher: Hillary 'committed obstruction of justice' but Trump did so 'in much worse fashion'

    06/11/2019 7:24:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/11/19 | JESSICA CAMPISI
    Comedian Bill Maher went after President Trump and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Monday night, saying both “committed obstruction of justice” but Trump did so “in much worse fashion.” Maher told CNN host Chris Cuomo “there’s a lot of reasons why the Democrats lost,” with many of them surrounding Clinton being “a terrible candidate.” “She committed obstruction of justice” by “smashing up phones and hard drives,” Maher said, adding, “Now, Trump did, I think, in much worse fashion.” **SNIP** Maher added the media “over-covered” the Clinton email scandal, noting he believes the coverage affected the 2016 election. “They...
  • John Dean Hopes to 'Show How Strikingly Like Watergate' the Trump Investigation Is

    06/10/2019 11:44:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 132 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/10/2019 | Susan Jones
    Watergate witness John Dean, answering the House Judiciary Committee's call to testify on this Monday, told CNN what he plans to say at the 2 p.m. hearing. "What I'm going to try to do...I'm clearly not a fact witness, but I hope I can give them some context and show them how strikingly like Watergate what we're seeing now, and as reported in the Mueller report, is. "So I've taken several examples from the Mueller report relating to obstruction of justice, which is their focus today, and looked at those and made the comparisons," Dean said Monday morning.
  • GOP group urges Republicans to speak out on obstruction claims against Trump in new ad

    06/10/2019 7:48:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/19 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A Republican group is urging GOP members of Congress to take seriously allegations of obstruction of justice made against President Trump in a new ad released Monday. Republicans for the Rule of Law is airing the ad on "Fox & Friends" on Monday, ahead of the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing with Watergate star witness and former Nixon White House counsel John Dean to discuss the evidence of potential obstruction uncovered by special counsel Robert Mueller. “When Nixon was alleged to have obstructed justice, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee took these allegations seriously,” the ad begins. Footage of several GOP...
  • Case opened: Democrats begin public airing of Mueller report

    06/09/2019 3:48:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/09/19 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    President Donald Trump says it's " case closed ." But Democrats are just getting started with Robert Mueller . House Democrats have scheduled a series of hearings this coming week on the special counsel's report as they intensify their focus on the Russia probe and pick up the pace on an investigative "path" — in the words of Speaker Nancy Pelosi — that some of them hope leads to impeachment of the president. In doing so, they are trying to draw the public's attention on the allegations that Trump sought to obstruct a federal investigation and they want to highlight...
  • Transcript released of Flynn voicemail from Trump lawyer showing possible attempt to obstruct

    05/31/2019 6:52:07 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri May 31, 2019 | By Katelyn Polantz, CNN
    Washington (CNN)The Justice Department on Friday released a more complete transcript of a voice mail from Donald Trump's attorney John Dowd to Rob Kelner, the lawyer for Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, where he sought information about Flynn's discussions with the special counsel on the eve of his cooperation deal.
  • Schiff to intel community: Share info on Barr's attempts to declassify docs

    05/31/2019 1:11:29 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 53 replies
    politico.com ^ | 05/31/2019 | KYLE CHENEY
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff demanded on Friday that the nation’s intelligence community report to Congress any effort by Attorney General William Barr to declassify national security secrets over its objections. Schiff made his demand in a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, calling on Coats to brief his committee in person and to share any information that Barr has requested as part of a review of the origins of the FBI’s investigation of links between Russia and the Trump campaign. Last month, Barr announced his intention to review the decisions that led to the Russia probe,...
  • Lou Dobbs: Disbar Robert Mueller. He's Vindictive, Abusive, Unprofessional & Unethical

    05/31/2019 4:41:06 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 22 replies
    Twitter feed of Lou Dobbs ^ | May 29-30, 2019 | Lou Dobbs
    Lou Dobbs @ LouDobbs #DTS– diGenova: Mueller’s conference was vindictive, abusive, unprofessional & unethical under all bar associations & DOJ rules. He should be disbarred for his outrageous accusation against Trump. @POTUS is presumed innocent until he’s proved of otherwise in a court. #DTS– @EricTrump: Mueller did a tremendous amount to divide this country. It wouldn’t take anybody 2 & a half years to say there is no collusion & obstruction. Our country is doing well on every front under @POTUS. All the Dimms can do is to put a clown show. #DTS- Partisan hack Mueller couldn’t overthrow @POTUS but...
  • Barr: ‘Mueller could have reached a decision on obstruction’ if he wanted to…but he didn’t

    05/30/2019 12:59:24 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 62 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/30/19 | Jon Dougherty
    It appears that one good contradiction deserves another in the escalating back-and-forth between Attorney General William Barr and former special counsel Robert Mueller. On Wednesday, Mueller — in a very odd and irregular press conference — said that if he and his team of Democrat-aligned lawyers and 50 FBI agents could have proved that POTUS Donald Trump never obstructed justice during their ‘Russian collusion’ witch hunt, they would have said as much in the report Mueller filed with the Justice Department following the probe. Mind you, that’s the legal standard used in virtually every authoritarian country on the planet: Government...