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  • Top Pence aide Jennifer Williams expected to testify in impeachment probe

    11/07/2019 6:27:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/07/2019 | Mark Moore
    A top aide to Vice President Mike Pence who was on the July phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart is expected to testify Thursday in the House impeachment inquiry. Jennifer Williams also accompanied the vice president when he traveled to Poland in September and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about the nearly $400 million in military assistance that had been put on pause by the White House. She would be the first person from Pence’s office to testify in the probe. Her lawyer, Justin Shur, told CNN that Williams would testify “if required to appear.”
  • Justice puts Mueller probe's cost at $32 million

    08/02/2019 3:34:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/02/19 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's 22-month long investigation cost approximately $32 million, according to new figures released Friday from the Department of Justice. Between October 2018 and the end of May 2019, Mueller's investigative team spent roughly $6.5 million during the last six months of his investigation. It has previously spent $25 million through September of last year. The Justice Department said some of the costs would have been incurred even without Mueller's investigation. Mueller testified before Congress last week in what is likely to be his only Capitol Hill appearance about his investigation.
  • 'Why?': Maligned Trump associates ensnared in Russia probe want answers from Mueller

    07/04/2019 7:54:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/04/19 | Rowan Scarborough
    Trump associates who believe they were unfairly maligned in Robert Mueller’s Russia report want lawmakers to ask one question - why? - when the former special counsel testifies July 17. They also allege that Mr. Mueller knew there was no Trump-Russia conspiracy months before the March 22 completion date of his investigation but stayed quiet. Why? They say the report contains pejorative narratives of innocent conduct for which no one was criminally charged. Michael Caputo, media adviser for the Trump campaign, asked on his “Still Standing” podcast, “When did Bob Mueller actually know there was no Russian collusion? “That matters...
  • Review of Russia investigation beginnings will be 'broad and multifaceted,' Justice Dept. says

    06/10/2019 2:07:51 PM PDT · by libstripper · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2019 | Laura Jarrett
    Washington (CNN)Attorney General William Barr's review of the origins of the 2016 Russia investigation and surveillance issues surrounding President Donald Trump's campaign will be "broad in scope and multifaceted," examining actions by US and foreign intelligence agencies, "as well as non-governmental organizations and individuals." This latest description of Barr's controversial project was in a letter from the Justice Department to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, marking the first time the department had explained in detail the information being gathered from the intelligence community since Trump granted Barr broad authority to declassify sensitive intelligence materials late last month.
  • ‘Bull’ Durham ‘asking all the right questions’ in Russia probe; has met ‘several times’ with AG Barr

    06/09/2019 8:27:39 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 40 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 6/9/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The U.S. attorney assigned to investigate the origins of the ‘Russia’ probe as part of the “Spygate” effort to depose POTUS Donald Trump is “asking the right questions” as his investigation into the corruption of the FBI and Justice Department under the Obama administration. In addition, Fox News reported Saturday, attorney John Durham has met “several times” with Attorney General William Barr as the probe continues apace, making Democrats nervous and, some would say, panicky. In particular, Durham — a corruption specialist — is “digging into the FBI’s use” of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrants to spy on...
  • Joe Biden's 2020 Ukrainian nightmare: A closed probe is revived

    05/04/2019 10:46:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/01/19 | JOHN SOLOMON
    Two years after leaving office, Joe Biden couldn’t resist the temptation last year to brag to an audience of foreign policy specialists about the time as vice president that he strong-armed Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor. In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. “I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I...
  • White House: Now probe Hillary email scandal, Clinton Foundation, Page, and Strzok

    04/21/2019 8:03:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/18/19 | Paul Bedard
    The White House Thursday ripped the “breathless” media coverage of the Russia collusion “hoax” and said now that it’s over, journalists should turn their attention on Obama-era scandals. “While the establishment media has breathlessly covered this partisan witch hunt for nearly two years, they refuse to cover the real scandals that plagued the previous Democrat administration,” said an official. The campaign manager of the Trump 2020 reelection campaign, Brad Parscale, added, "Now that the collusion and obstruction conspiracy theories have been exposed for the pathetic hoaxes they always were, the Obama-era [Department of Justice] and FBI must answer for their...
  • Trump presses for probe into origins of Russia investigation

    04/06/2019 6:02:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/03/19 | Dave Boyer
    **SNIP** And the president now is pressing for a new probe into how and why his campaign came under investigation by the FBI in the first place. “According to polling, few people seem to care about the Russian Collusion Hoax, but some Democrats are fighting hard to keep the Witch Hunt alive,” the president tweeted Thursday. “They should focus on legislation or, even better, an investigation of how the ridiculous Collusion Delusion got started - so illegal!” Mr. Trump told reporters Tuesday, “I hope they now go and take a look at the origins of the investigation, the beginnings of...
  • Biden faces scrutiny for demanding ouster of Ukraine official probing firm that employed his son

    04/02/2019 5:44:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/02/19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing new scrutiny over his past comments and actions in Ukraine, including bragging that he pressured the country to fire its top prosecutor, who happened to be leading a corruption investigation of a natural gas company that employed his son Hunter Biden. **SNIP** But Biden's role in the firing of Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in 2016, after Shokin as part of a corruption probe targeted a natural gas firm that hired Biden's son two years earlier, could prove a bigger issue. Last year, during a Council on Foreign Relations event, Biden told the...
  • 'I feel vindicated': Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi celebrates end of Mueller probe after REFUS-

    03/23/2019 8:50:55 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09:26 EDT, 23 March 2019 | Updated: 10:41 EDT | Keith Griffith
    Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi has said that the end of special counsel Robert Mueller' investigation is a personal vindication, after he refused to take a plea deal under threat of prosecution.With a senior Justice Department official saying that Mueller's final report submitted on Friday does not recommend further indictments, author and conspiracy theorist Corsi appears to be off the hook. 'I feel vindicated. They offered me a plea deal which I thought was fraudulent,' Corsi said in a statement to Fox News.In November, Corsi said he had refused to plead guilty to one count of perjury because he did not...
  • Japanese Probe Snags Asteroid Sample

    02/21/2019 6:43:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies ^ | 02/21/2019 | Mike Wall
    A Japanese asteroid probe has grabbed its first space-rock sample. The Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully nabbed bits of the 3,000-foot-wide (900 meters) asteroid Ryugu today (Feb. 21; Feb. 22 Japan time), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) officials announced. Hayabusa2 spiraled down to Ryugu's surface, fired a 0.2-ounce (5 grams) tantalum "bullet" into the boulder-strewn rock at close range, and collected pieces of the ejected material using its specialized "sampling horn," JAXA officials said during a press conference this evening. … Hayabusa2's main goal is to help scientists better understand the solar system's early history and evolution, as well as the role...
  • OSIRIS-REx Captures Sharper Images of Asteroid Bennu

    01/31/2019 3:27:24 AM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies
    Sci-News ^ | 29JAN19 | Editorial staff
    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer) spacecraft has obtained new images of Bennu, a 1,614-foot (492 m) wide asteroid that orbits the Sun relatively close to the Earth.
  • Ken Starr: Reports Mueller Probe Could End by Mid-February Are 'Little Bit Optimistic'

    12/21/2018 3:34:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/21/18
    A recent report indicates that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is nearing its end, but former independent counsel Ken Starr isn't so sure. NBC News reported Thursday that Mueller is expected to submit a confidential report on Russian election interference to the attorney general as early as mid-February, citing government officials and others familiar with the situation. Appearing on "Outnumbered Overtime" Friday, Starr said that timeline may be "a little bit optimistic." "It looks as if Bob Mueller's rounding third base, but he's also the third base coach," Starr said. "So he can say, 'Halt!'"
  • Ultima Thule in Sight! New Horizons Probe Snaps New Photo of Its Target

    12/10/2018 8:00:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies ^ | December 10, 2018 03:07pm ET | y Mike Wall,
    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has beamed home another glimpse of the distant, icy body it will zoom past just three weeks from now. The small object Ultima Thule swims amid a sea of distant stars in the new composite photo, which New Horizons snapped with its Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) camera at around midnight EST (0500 GMT) on Dec. 1. At the time, the probe was 24 million miles (38.7 million kilometers) from Ultima and more than 4 billion miles (6.4 billion km) from Earth New Horizons took the picture 33 hours before performing a record-setting engine burn to...
  • Fox’s John Roberts: My White House Sources ‘Don’t Know What Dershowitz is Talking About’

    11/26/2018 1:43:16 PM PST · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Nov 26th, 2018, 2:28 pm | by Caleb Howe
    “Now yesterday, on one of the Sunday morning programs, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz — who has sided with the president a lot in terms of legal opinions on Mueller — said he believes the Mueller report, if and when it is produced by the special counsel’s office, would be politically devastating for the president, though he doesn’t expect that it would include any criminal charges,” he continued. However, Roberts found no back-up for Dershowitz’s claim, he said. “But other sources suggest that they don’t know what Dershowitz is talking about,” he said.
  • Trump submits written answers to Mueller’s Russia probe

    11/20/2018 2:25:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 20, 2018 | 5:16pm | Joe Tacopino
    President Trump has reportedly submitted written answers to questions from Robert Mueller. Trump lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said the questions related to the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “The President today answered written questions submitted by The Special Counsel’s Office,” Sekulow told the network. “The questions presented dealt with issues regarding the Russia-related topics of the inquiry.The President responded in writing.”
  • Trump says he 'easily' answered Russia probe questions

    11/16/2018 2:45:26 PM PST · by Signalman · 22 replies ^ | 11/16/2018 | Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday said he had "very easily" completed his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, but had not yet submitted them to Mueller's office. The Republican president did not specify when his legal team would submit his written responses. Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment. "I'm sure they're tricked-up because, you know, they like to catch people," Trump said, referring to questions that he suggested could be designed to result in perjury charges. "You have to always be careful...
  • Scientists Now Say Interstellar Object May Have Been Alien Probe

    11/07/2018 2:49:51 PM PST · by Candor7 · 59 replies
    Gaia ^ | Nov. 7th, 2018 | Gaia Staff
    Harvard scientists reexamined the bizarre, interstellar space object known as “Oumuamua,” which rocketed through our solar system late last year, resurrecting the possibility that it may be an alien probe. Academics and scientists were quick to write off the cigar-shaped object as a previously unknown type of bolide – a comet or asteroid – propelled in a highly unusual manner, but their observations are once again, being challenged. Oumuamua, which means “a messenger sent to reach out in advance,” was first observed by Robert Weryk at the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii. He measured the object to be several hundred...
  • Acting AG Whitaker To Take Authority On Mueller Probe From Rosenstein

    11/07/2018 2:02:31 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-7-2018 | Hanna Bogorowski
    The Justice Department stated Wednesday that acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will overtake supervision of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday afternoon and replaced him with Whitaker, Sessions’ chief of staff. We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018 Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe...
  • Mueller's investigation of Trump is going too far

    11/07/2018 12:09:51 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun August 6, 2017 | Matthew Whittaker (New Attorney General)
    (CNN)Last month, when President Donald Trump was asked by The New York Times if special counsel Robert Mueller would be crossing a line if he started investigating the finances of Trump and his family, the President said, "I think that's a violation. Look, this is about Russia." The President is absolutely correct. Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing. According to a CNN article, Mueller's investigators could be looking into financial records relating to the Trump Organization that are unrelated to the 2016 election. According to...