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  • FBI was surprised but took no action after Bill Clinton took $500,000 from Russian bank while...

    10/23/2017 5:22:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/17 | Nikki Schwab
    When former President Bill Clinton received a $500,000 check from a Kremlin-linked bank in 2010 to give a speech in Moscow it served, to the FBI, as further evidence the Russians had unleashed an influence campaign designed to get access to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Hill newspaper reported Sunday night that the FBI had been keeping close tabs on a Russian spy network that was trying to inch closer to the Clintons at the dawn of the Obama administration, with one spy – who was eventually arrested and deported – briefly posing successfully as an American accountant and...
  • Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

    10/23/2017 12:53:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | JO BECKER and MIKE McINTIRE
    But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one. At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One. Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world,...
  • PHOTOS: Bill Clinton Met with Vladimir Putin AT HIS HOME IN RUSSIA Before Uranium One Deal and...

    10/23/2017 3:03:46 PM PDT · by blueyon · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/22/17 | by Jim Hoft
    ""PHOTOS: Bill Clinton Met with Vladimir Putin AT HIS HOME IN RUSSIA Before Uranium One Deal and After Being Bribed"" In 2010 former President Bill Clinton met with Vladimir Putin at the State residence Novo-Ogaryovo outside of Moscow. This was after his $500,000 speech and before the Uranium One deal was approved by the Hillary Clinton State Department and Obama administration officials. The Gateway Pundit uncovered photos from Bill’s meeting with Vladimir Putin.
  • Is Mueller Actually Working For Trump?

    10/23/2017 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Rod Rammer · 72 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Oct 23, 2017 | Larry Schweikart
    Trumpers, who are most critical of Mueller’s investigation, normally (correctly, I’d say) see Trump as brilliant, playing 3D chess... Fast forward to the investigation. Mueller hires, supposedly, a bunch of biased lawyers (some of whom, it turns out, specialize in financial transactions—which was never, ever mentioned in the original “charges” against Trump). So in addition to the fact that Trump was told on multiple occasions he was not a target, it also appears that the types of lawyers Mueller hired were looking at something entirely different than “Russian collusion.” it had to look like Sessions was incompetent. Trump provided “Cheese...
  • Finally, the Missing Puzzle Piece

    10/23/2017 6:25:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    American ^ | October 23, 2017 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    It has always niggled me as to what the always arrogant 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, actually meant when he was caught on an open microphone telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he needed more "flexibility" from the Russians. They needed to give him "space" since "it was [his] last election" but "after '[his] election, [he] would have more flexibility." Medvedev's retort was "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir." While Medvedev may have understood what Obama was saying, most Americans were left quite bewildered by this cryptic message. Until now. Enter the breathtaking...
  • Byron York: Is tone of Trump-Russia probe changing?

    10/23/2017 7:44:46 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 23 Oct 2017 | Byron York
    Have you noticed? In recent public comments, the lawmakers investigating the Trump-Russia affair, along with some of the commentators who dissect its every development, seem to be focusing more on the facts of Russia's attempts to interfere with the 2016 election and less on allegations that Donald Trump or his associates colluded with those efforts. Some of that could be just an impression. But the fact is, the subjects that have dominated discussion of the Trump-Russia matter lately -- Facebook and other social media ads and the most recent update from Senate Intelligence Committee leaders Richard Burr and Mark Warner...
  • Female Russian Spy Tried To Gain Access to Hillary Clinton Inner Circle By Posing As An Accountant

    10/23/2017 6:51:04 AM PDT · by MV=PY · 26 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/23/17 | Callum Paton
    Declassified FBI documents show that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was targeted by a Russian spy posing as an accountant who wanted access to her and her husband, Bill Clinton. The FBI affidavit details how the the Russian intelligence service the SVR and the Kremlin sought to influence the Clintons using covert and illegal means between 2009-10, The Hill reported. ...
  • Mueller Adds Podesta Group To Russia Probe

    10/23/2017 6:20:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    the Daily Caller ^ | Oct 23, 2017 | Jack Crowe
    Tony Podesta and his Democratic lobbying firm, the Podesta Group, are now being investigated as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia, three sources with knowledge told NBC News. Mueller’s investigators began looking into the Podesta Group after they discovered that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort worked with the firm on a pro-Ukrainian lobbying effort. What began as a cursory examination of the firm, designed to gauge Manafort’s level of involvement in the lobbying campaign, has become a criminal investigation into possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)...
  • Time To Revisit the Calculus

    10/23/2017 6:27:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-23-17 | MOTUS
    Is anything drearier than a dreary Monday? I think not. So how about some dreary news: Update from the Russian Collusion Factory: there might not have been any. I can’t hear you, what did you say? There may not have been any collusion? But, but, but - Macedonian Content Farms!h/t Oleg Don’t despair, it turns out there may have been no Trump collusion, but lots and lots of Russian interference: Have you noticed? In recent public comments, the lawmakers investigating the Trump-Russia affair, along with some of the commentators who dissect its every development, seem to be focusing more on...
  • Robert Mueller Invested In Hedge Funds Linked to Russia and George Soros

    10/23/2017 6:17:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Offended America ^ | 10/23/17 | Jacob Wohl
    Robert Mueller’s complex financial entanglements include investments linked to George Soros and Russia. During Mueller’s tenure at the FBI, high profile cases of financial wrongdoing within hedge funds that he invested in were ignored by federal law enforcement. An Offended America investigation has revealed that Robert Mueller’s holdings in a fund of funds expose him to Russian investments and to hedge funds tied to George Soros. Mueller’s exclusive hedge funds were not open to the general public, but rather wealthy private accredited investors. The minimum investment in several of the funds is $10 Million.Mueller’s Russian Financial Interests  Mueller has been an...
  • Surprise! Big Media Ignores the Real Russian Scandal

    10/23/2017 4:50:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 23, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    While the mainstream media is chasing their tail about supposed Trump-Russia collusion, the scandal involving Uranium One unfolds to expose a Clinton-Russia connection as well as a stunning coverup by the Obama administration.Rather than reporting real news, they continue to churn out phony news about phony news that Russia swayed the 2016 election with Facebook ads and a hodgepodge of other thus-far debunked Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theories.The Clintons’ chief political go-to guy Mark Penn, recently disproved the conspiracy theory that Russia swayed the 2016 election with $100,000 in Facebook ads.  Penn wrote in the Wall Street Journal that in the...
  • Russia Uranium Investigation: Why Obama, Clinton, Mueller and Holder Are at the Center

    10/23/2017 3:46:30 AM PDT · by smileyface · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/19/17 | Graham Lanktree
    A new Congressional probe of the 2010 sale of U.S. uranium to Russia led by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is examining if the FBI alerted senior Obama administration officials about corruption among the transaction’s Russian players. Before the deal was brokered in 2009, the FBI under Robert Mueller—who is now special counsel in the Russia investigation into potential collusion with the Trump campaign—had begun an investigation into corruption and extortion by senior managers of a company owned by the Russian government’s nuclear company, Rosatom. According to court filings revealed by The Hill Tuesday, in 2009 the FBI found...
  • FBI watched, then acted as Russian spy moved closer to Hillary Clinton

    10/22/2017 6:56:42 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 49 replies
    the hill ^ | 10-22-17 | Solomon, Spann
    As Hillary Clinton was beginning her job as President Obama’s chief diplomat, federal agents observed as multiple arms of Vladimir Putin’s machine unleashed an influence campaign designed to win access to the new secretary of State, her husband Bill Clinton and members of their inner circle, according to interviews and once-sealed FBI records. Some of the activities FBI agents gathered evidence about in 2009 and 2010 were covert and illegal. A female Russian spy posing as an American accountant, for instance, used a false identity to burrow her way into the employ of a major Democratic donor in hopes of...
  • The Obama Administration’s Uranium One Scandal

    10/22/2017 10:27:34 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | October 21, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Not only the Clintons are implicated in a uranium deal with the Russians that compromised national-security interests. Let’s put the Uranium One scandal in perspective: The cool half-million bucks the Putin regime funneled to Bill Clinton was five times the amount it spent on those Facebook ads — the ones the media-Democrat complex ludicrously suggests swung the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.
  • Syrian Kurds Cut Secret Gas Deal With Russian Forces

    10/22/2017 8:39:15 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    Yahoo Noose & Propaganda ^ | October 21, 2017 | Oil Speculation Desk
    In a move that surprised many observers of the ongoing war for Deir Ezzor province, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) handed over one of Syria's largest gas fields to Russian forces on Thursday, possibly as the result of unprecedented direct talks between high ranking Russian officials and Kurdish leaders in Qamishli in northeastern Syria. Conoco gas plant (also locally called Al-Tabiya, which is the plant's main feeder field) lies on the eastern side of the Euphrates outside of Deir Ezzor city - which was recently liberated from ISIS as the Syrian Army and Russian forces approached from the west...
  • Stop Criticizing Donald Trump. Vladimir Putin Says So.

    10/22/2017 12:09:53 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 18 replies
    If you want to be a good American, listen to Vladimir Putin and stop criticizing Donald Trump. That’s the “helpful” suggestion the Russian president made Thursday at a foreign affairs conference in Sochi, according to the state-run Tass news agency. “Mr. Trump was elected by the American people. And at least for this reason it is necessary to show respect for him, even if you do not agree with some of his positions,” Putin said, before adding this dig: “Inside the country, disrespect is shown for him. This is a regrettable negative component of the U.S. political system.” Putin then...
  • Harvey Silverglate: Beware of Robert Mueller

    10/21/2017 6:05:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 21, 2017 | Michael Walsh
    The fabricated "Russian collusion" meme, cooked up by a bitter and vindictive Hillary Clinton after her stunning and thoroughly deserved loss in last fall's presidential election, is likely to have no end other than soiling many, many reputations: Is special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, appointed in mid-May to lead the investigation into suspected ties between Donald Trump’s campaign and various shady (aren’t they all?) Russian officials, the choirboy that he’s being touted to be, or is he more akin to a modern-day Tomas de Torquemada, the Castilian Dominican friar who was the first Grand Inquisitor in the 15th Century Spanish...
  • Officials behind the now discredited "Dossier" plead the Fifth. Justice Department and/or FBI...

    10/21/2017 1:20:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | October 20, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    Officials behind the now discredited "Dossier" plead the Fifth. Justice Department and/or FBI should immediately release who paid for it. Keep hearing about "tiny" amount of money spent on Facebook ads. What about the billions of dollars of Fake News on CNN, ABC, NBC & CBS?
  • Fusion GPS Fights Subpoena For Bank Records, Which Would Reveal Its Dossier Client

    10/21/2017 7:51:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 21 Oct 2017 | ChucK Ross
    Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the uncorroborated Trump dossier, filed a last-minute request with a federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Friday seeking to prevent the release of its bank records to the House Intelligence Committee. Fusion, which is based in Washington, D.C., filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan to approve an injunction preventing its bank, TD Bank, from having to turn over two years’ worth of banking records to the House committee. Republicans on the committee are looking for answers on several aspects on the dossier, including who paid Fusion GPS to commission...
  • Hillary Clinton's Russian ghost stories

    10/21/2017 7:50:39 AM PDT · by Ikemeister · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/2017 | J. Michael Waller
    New FBI information about corruption in a Clinton-approved uranium deal with Russia raises questions about Clinton’s actions after the FBI broke up a deep-cover Russian spy ring in 2010. For a decade, the FBI ran an operation called Ghost Stories to monitor and rip apart a deep-cover Russian agent network. Ghost Stories tracked a ring Russian spies who lived between Boston and Washington, D.C., under false identities. It was one of the FBI’s most elaborate and successful counterintelligence operations in history.