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  • McCain associate planned anti-Trump leaks to Washington Post columnist [David Ignatius]

    08/28/2020 3:46:36 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2020 | Rowan Scarborough
    The associate of John McCain who spread anti-Trump dossier claims around Washington planned to leak a story to Washington Post columnist David Ignatius about Paul Manafort, according to court testimony. Ignatius wrote the Jan. 12, 2017 column that eventually doomed retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. The source was an Obama administration official, Ignatius wrote. The McCain evidence emerged in a London courtroom, where dossier creator Christopher Steele faces a defamation lawsuit from a Russian CEO. Steele compiled the dossier for the Democratic Party. After Trump won the presidency Steele provided memo copies to the Republican McCain and his associate David...
  • How Paul Manafort promoted Russian disinformation that has been embraced by Trump

    08/20/2020 6:31:49 PM PDT · by elpadre · 20 replies
    Thw Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2020 | Rosalind Helderman
    <p>The effort began only days after Paul Manafort resigned as chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in August 2016.</p> <p>Manafort faced scrutiny for accepting millions in off-book payments from pro-Russian Ukrainian officials — an uncomfortable situation for the longtime lobbyist, since accusations were then emerging that Russia was interfering in the White House race to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.</p>
  • Senate Report Concludes Russia Used Paul Manafort, WikiLeaks To Boost Trump In 2016

    08/18/2020 10:08:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Reuters via Huffington Post ^ | 08/18/2020 | Mark Hosenball
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia used Republican political operative Paul Manafort, the WikiLeaks website and others to try to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election to help now-U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign, a Senate intelligence panel report said on Tuesday. WikiLeaks played a key role in Russia’s effort to assist Republican Trump against Democrat Hillary Clinton and likely knew it was helping Russian intelligence, said the report, which is likely to be the most definitive public account of the 2016 election controversy. The report found President Vladimir Putin personally directed the Russian efforts to hack computer networks and accounts affiliated with...
  • Clinesmith Charging Documents: FBI Withheld Page’s CIA Work From FISA Court, Then Lied About It

    08/16/2020 8:37:47 AM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/14/2020 | Mollie Hemingway
    Clinesmith falsified documents and helped the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Team omit exonerating evidence about Carter Page on four separate FISA applications. The FBI was told Carter Page was a U.S. intelligence agency source months before the agency began keeping that information from the secret court that authorized spying on him and nearly a full year before the agency altered documents to claim otherwise. Federal charging documents against Kevin Clinesmith, the top FBI attorney who was expected to plead guilty today to altering documents, show that the FBI withheld in three separate spying applications the fact that Page had served as...
  • Manhattan DA Targets Trump After Giving Epstein and Weinstein a Pass

    07/13/2020 2:13:50 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | Jul 13, 2020 | Jul 13, 2020 Daniel Greenfield
    New Yorkers are dying, but DA Vance is going after Trump. NYPD Twitter accounts are usually boring. So it was highly unusual when the police account for South Manhattan blasted the borough’s DA. “Manhattan DA Cy Vance where are you? No show at any shooting scene!!! Our community is being attacked, there have been 24 people shot in the city in the past 24 hours....Where Are You!!!,” the official police account blared after a bloody July 4th weekend. "Complete No Show in Manhattan North!! Shame!!" the account for Manhattan North chimed in. The Manhattan district attorney’s poor relationship with the...
  • NO EVIDENCE NEEDED FOR COLLUSION PROBE, JUST A PRETEXT DEVISED BY THIS MAN (David Laufman)

    06/22/2020 7:13:59 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 6/19/2020 | Paul Sperry
    Newly released documents reveal the FBI never had even preliminary evidence of a Trump campaign conspiracy with Russia, and instead used a rarely enforced statutory relic – the Foreign Agents Registration Act – as the legal rationale for opening investigations in 2016-2017 and surveilling Trump campaign aides. On July 31, 2016, the FBI opened a counterintelligence probe of the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russia – nicknamed Crossfire Hurricane – not under espionage conspiracy laws but under FARA. The next month the FBI opened four separate FARA cases into people associated with the Trump campaign. Two other FARA cases were...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 5/13/2020

    05/13/2020 8:27:22 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/13/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Jerome Powell says more stimulus spending is needed to prevent a slow and painful economic recovery...... In Washington state authorities are gearing up for testing, contact tracing and quarantine efforts that will include children's "camps" in the name of fighting Covid-19..... More clashes tonight in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem as Orthodox Jewish residents sought to meet publicly in spite of Israeli government restrictions.... "Gestapo" was the message shouted at police in Lakewood, New Jersey Monday..... Police in Ukraine asking for the addresses of all the Jews in one community.... The family...
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus concerns

    05/13/2020 5:25:53 AM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | May 13 , 2020 | Katherine Faulders and Luke Barr
    President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been released from prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement because of concerns over the novel coronavirus, two sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Manafort was released from FCI Loretto in central Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning, the two sources said.
  • Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee [Fusion GPS]

    07/28/2017 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Fedora · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 25, 2017 | Rosie Gray
    [Subtitle: “I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,” Browder writes.]The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Sergei Magnitsky, an attorney Browder hired to investigate official corruption, died in Russian custody in 2009. Congress subsequently imposed sanctions on the officials it held responsible for his death, passing the Magnitsky Act in 2012. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government retaliated, among other ways,...
  • Key witness told Team Mueller that Russia collusion evidence found in Ukraine was fabricated.

    02/06/2020 3:46:55 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Just the News ^ | February 06, 2020 | By John Solomon
    Editors Note: Just The News officially launches later this month but we are offering you a sneak peek with this story of the sort of reporting we will be doing. One of Robert Mueller’s pivotal trial witnesses told the special prosecutor’s team in spring 2018 that a key piece of Russia collusion evidence found in Ukraine known as the “black ledger” was fabricated, according to interviews and testimony. The ledger document, which suddenly appeared in Kiev during the 2016 U.S. election, showed alleged cash payments from Russian-backed politicians in Ukraine to ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. “The ledger was completely...
  • Shadowy (Obama-Linked) Liberal Group Began Investigating Trump-Ukraine Months Before the ‘Whistleblower’ Complaint

    01/11/2020 12:09:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jan 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Months before a whistleblower complaint that would spark the Democrat effort for impeachment, a shadowy liberal group founded and staffed by Obama administration alums and former Democrat congressional staffers launched an outside investigation into whether President Trump’s allies were seeking “foreign interference” from Ukraine in the 2020 elections. The group, American Oversight, began investigating the issue in May — more than two months before the “whistleblower” filed a complaint alleging Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s main domestic political rivals.” The group’s purpose is to...
  • IG Report Bombshell: Did The FBI And DOJ Ask Putin’s Buddy To Help Get Trump?

    01/13/2020 8:09:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 13, 2020 | Margaret Cleveland
    DOJ official Bruce Ohr called a meeting of several federal agencies to discuss ‘working with’ a Russian oligarch because of his belief, premised on the unverified Steele dossier, that Trump was corrupt. A previously unnoticed passage in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on federal surveillance abuse suggests Bruce Ohr and his compatriots were willing to bargain with a Russian oligarch to take down Donald Trump.Two-hundred-plus pages into the IG report, while discussing former Associate Deputy Attorney General Ohr’s continued contacts with Crossfire Hurricane dossier author Christopher Steele, Horowitz revealed a significant detail that to date has been overlooked: “On December...
  • The Horowitz Horror Show

    12/11/2019 7:11:55 AM PST · by karpov · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2019 | Holman W. Jenkins
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, as he explains, is bound to assume good faith unless given “documentary or testimonial evidence” otherwise. Yet he has compiled a factually damning report that even a thick-headed and biased press will have to take account of. A shorthand version of his report: Here are 50 facts that can be explained only by FBI incompetence or political bias. We find no documentary or testimonial evidence of bias. The mystique of Christopher Steele has gone poof, along with the reputations of many pundits. The FBI saw that he was being paid to sell claims to...
  • Prosecutor says Stone lied to Congress to protect Trump as trial opens

    11/06/2019 12:16:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 06 2019 | Harper Neidig
    A federal prosecutor on Wednesday told a jury that Roger Stone lied to Congress about his contacts with WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign in order to protect President Trump. The accusation came in the government’s opening arguments in the trial for the longtime Trump adviser over charges of making false statements, obstruction and witness tampering. “The evidence in this case will show that Roger Stone lied to the House Intelligence Committee because the truth looked bad — the truth looked bad for the Trump campaign and the truth looked bad for Donald Trump,” Aaron Zelinsky, a prosecutor with the Department...
  • Newly-Released Mueller Documents Reveal Manafort Pushed Theory Ukraine Hacked DNC Server

    11/03/2019 6:06:37 AM PST · by Michael.SF. · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 3, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    The documents reveal that Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, wanted to push the narrative that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) hacked email server. The narrative was revealed in a note about Mueller's interview with the campaign's former deputy director, Rick Gates. Although a federal grand jury indicted 12 Russia intelligence officials for allegedly hacking the DNC, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and Hillary Clinton's campaign servers, Manafort believed Ukraine was behind the hackings. The Trump campaign, however, wanted to capitalize on what the emails revealed and even discussed how to get ahold of...
  • Judicial Watch: AP Reporters Gave DOJ/FBI Ukraine Info and Code to Private Locker of Paul Mana...

    10/22/2019 2:07:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 22, 2019 | Staff
    Full title: Judicial Watch: AP Reporters Gave DOJ/FBI Ukraine Info and Code to Private Locker of Paul Manafort in Apparent Effort to Push Criminal Prosecution Andrew Weissmann organized off-the-record DOJ/FBI meeting with AP to exchange ‘clarification’ and ‘assistance’ in their investigation for details on former Trump Campaign Director Paul Manafort (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released two productions of heavily redacted FBI documents – 28 pages and 38 pages – about an April 11, 2017, “off-the-record” meeting set up by then-Chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Fraud Section Andrew Weissmann, between the DOJ, the FBI and the Associated Press...
  • It's Not All About the Bidens: Why Trump Has Ukraine on the Brain

    10/07/2019 7:27:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | OCTOBER 07, 2019 | Lee Smith, RealClearInvestigations
    In February 2017, the Washington Post’s Miller had the lead byline on a story based on leaks of Trump’s conversations with Australia’s prime minister and Mexico’s president. Six months later, the Post published the entire transcripts of both conversations in another Miller story. It was through such national security correspondents that anti-Trump sources -- intelligence officials -- pushed leaks of classified information and other tidbits intended to damage Trump into the media. There it merged with other anti-Trump currents in nearly every corner of the press, where it blossomed into Russiagate. After a nearly two-year investigation, the special counsel found...
  • Beck Releases Audio Of Ukrainian Official Admitting He Interfered In Election To Help ‘Hillary’

    10/06/2019 11:05:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/06/19 | Elizabeth Vaughn
    Glenn Beck has just released an audiotape of the former Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), Artem Sytnyk, admitting he “helped” Hillary during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Sytnyk was convicted for election interference in December 2018 in Kiev. The court ruled that the publication of the “black ledger” documents “led to interference in the electoral processes of the United States in 2016 and harmed the interests of Ukraine as a state.”On the tape, he tells his friends, “Kolya” and “Ivan,” that “I was in charge of the investigation of their “black accounting” records. We made the [sic] Manafort’s data available to...
  • Sperry: Whistleblower Dug Up Dirt In Ukraine For 2016 Campaign

    10/03/2019 9:00:27 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 96 replies
    The Democrat whistleblower who complained about Trump digging up dirt in Ukraine was himself helping dig up dirt in Ukraine against Trump (and Manafort) while working in the Obama White House during 2016 campaign.
  • Mukasey Op-ed Should Strike Fear in Democrats

    10/01/2019 9:02:29 AM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/30/2019 | roger l simon
    If I were a Democrat, I would be afraid, I would be very afraid, after reading former Attorney General Michael Mukasey's Monday WSJ oped: "John Durham's Ukrainian Leads." The subtitle is "What the prosecutor has found may be quite different from what the Democrats are looking for." Mukasey begins: "Americans often boast that we are a nation of laws, but for the moment laws appear to play a decidedly secondary role in the drama we are living in and—hopefully—through." True enough, but the nub of the article, which returns us to the rule of law, comes further on: "True, much...