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  • Just Whose Side Is Carter Page On?

    08/28/2019 4:00:46 PM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 20 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | November 18, 2018 | M. da Silva
    The fallout from the House Intelligence Committee memo release continues. Former Trump campaign advisor, Carter Page was revealed as the person of interest the FBI used to obtain the FISA warrant that allowed the unlimited monitoring and recording of candidate and President Trump. It became widely known the same Carter Page was for the better part of the beginning of the year 2016, an undercover agent with the FBI in operation against Russians in the United States. He was interviewed on Fox News by Laura Ingraham in a pair of videos worth watching. Though engaging, Laura neglects to ask the...
  • Judicial Watch: Interviews with Bruce Ohr on Spygate just released

    08/08/2019 5:34:39 PM PDT · by OfficialJudicialWatch · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 8, 2019
    (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today released 34 pages of “302” report material from FBI interviews with Bruce Ohr, who was removed from his position as U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General in December 2017. The newly declassified documents were produced to Judicial Watch this evening. These documents were obtained in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the Justice Department for failing to respond to an August 6, 2018 FOIA request seeking Form 302s for a number of interviews with Ohr concerning his interactions with Steele (Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-02107)). A Form...
  • Robert Mueller—Befuddled Old Man or Sly as a Fox

    07/30/2019 7:54:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2019 | Cliff Nichols
    Robert Mueller’s less-than-stellar performance last week before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees seems to have left just about everybody trying to explain it. Descriptions on both the left and the right sides of the aisle included words like “ineffective,” “confused,” “struggling,” and “frail.”A consensus soon formed perhaps best summarized by a tweet from radio talk-show personality Mark Levin:“As I said when Mueller gave [his] speech in May, he is feeble. I say that not as a personal attack but as a rational observation. It's on display today during this hearing. This underscores that the person who influenced this investigation...
  • Revealed: It Looks Like Former FBI Chief Had A Spy Within The Trump White House

    07/24/2019 2:24:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Michael Horowitz, the inspector general for the Department of Justice, is slated to file his report on FISA abuses during the Obama administration by September. It was pushed back due to ex-MI6 spook Christopher Steele agreeing to be interviewed by investigators. Of course, that means everything else collected thus far had to be re-reviewed per usual. Steele is the former British intelligence operative who compiled the infamous Clinton campaign-funded dossier, aka the Trump dossier, which was largely unverified and totally debunked by the report filed by ex-Special Counsel Robert Mueller who looked into Russian collusion. From the looks of it,...
  • Bill Barr Was Asked About Concern Trolling Over His Reputation, His Response is Hilarious

    05/31/2019 10:34:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Since the release of the Mueller report in April, Attorney General Bill Barr has been attacked by the deranged left for refusing to fall in line with their Russian collusion narrative. They panicked when he used the term "spying" to describe the action taken against the Trump campaign in 2016. He's been accused of "protecting the president" and the salty language in Washington D.C. significantly ramped up after he announced an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Lamenting his actions, Democrats and their allies in the media have been feigning concern by asking, "But what about Barr's reputation?...
  • Federalist Editor Takes Mueller To The Woodshed: You're Whole Operation Was A Political Hit Job

    05/30/2019 4:58:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Watch out, folks! The Federalist’s Sean Davis is dragging the beaten hypothetical corpse of Robert Mueller through. He just took the man to the woodshed in his latest piece and rightfully so. The Russia investigation is over. Special Counsel Mueller is done. He’s done talking about it. He directed us to read the report that was compiled after two years of digging and to leave him alone. Oh, and Democrats, go ahead with impeachment wink* wink*. He twisted the words of his investigation’s findings on Russian collusion; none was found. But Mueller phrased it in a way that left it...
  • Democrat Congressman: No Need for Additional Review of FBI, It’s ‘Political'

    05/14/2019 9:36:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 14, 2019 | Susan Jones
    Video at link. (CNSNews.com) - "If they want to do a review, they can do a review, but it's a total distraction," Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) said Tuesday, following reports that Attorney General William Barr has asked the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to look into the origins of the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation. Khanna said James Baker, the former general counsel for the FBI, has made it clear the Trump-Russia investigation "had nothing to do with the (Steele) dossier. "It frankly had nothing to do with the Trump campaign," Khanna said. "It was on actionable intelligence from foreign ambassadors concerned that...
  • Rod Rosenstein defends James Comey firing in blistering speech; says it wasn't obstruction

    05/13/2019 5:23:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2019 | Stephen Dinan, Jeff Mordock
    Rod Rosenstein on Monday defended the firing of ex-FBI Director James Comey, saying it was not only the right call, but denying it was an attempt to hinder the Russia investigation. The former deputy attorney general, enjoying his first work day back in private life after two years as the No. 2 person at the Justice Department, also fleshed out the fateful days leading up to the firing, saying the White House never ordered him what to put in his memo justifying the firing. And he said flatly that the Russia investigation was never in jeopardy while he was at...
  • Wow: CNN's Brian Stelter, SE Cupp Bash Fox News' Coverage Of The Mueller Investigation Because...

    03/31/2019 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    CNN hosts Brian Stelter and SE Cupp on Saturday night discussed the "lessons learned" from the media's coverage of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into President Donald Trump's alleged collusion with Russia. Once the Mueller report was dropped we know that absolutely nothing took place and, as President Trump said, the investigation was nothing but a "witch hunt."Despite knowing what they do now, Stelter and Cupp continue to defend CNN and other mainstream media outlet's coverage of the investigation. But they slammed Fox News for not instantly running with the "Trump is guilty" narrative that lefties continued spewing."So Fox News personalities, not...
  • When The Truth Doesn’t Matter

    03/28/2019 4:20:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    It’s a weird time in American history. The truth no longer matters. Not the subjective truth of what you think is the best beer or who makes the best hamburger, but the objective truth of what is or is not a fact. It’s not that objective truth doesn’t exist, it most certainly does, it’s that so many people, particularly on the political left, no longer care what that objective truth is.The “Russia collusion” story didn’t invent the concept of two different realities, especially in politics, but nothing exposed it more than the 2-plus year witch hunt.Like the constellations in the...
  • Imagine If It Were You

    03/27/2019 1:12:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2019 | Stephen Smoot
    Imagine if it were a friend, a family member, or even a guy down the street to whom it happened. Imagine if the full weight of the federal government’s ponderous and powerful law enforcement, judiciary, and intelligence communities put their sights squarely on them, joined by ignorant and eager fellow travelers from media and the entertainment industry. Constantly and gleefully they attack that person and tear apart the lives of their friends, family, and business associates, ripping apart life after life on an expedition rivaling that of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in expense, effort, and likelihood of finding the intended...
  • Shocker: Reporter Who Co-Wrote ‘Bombshell’

    01/18/2019 5:13:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    UPDATE: It’s all trash. Special Counsel’s office makes a rare comment to the press to say BuzzFeed story was not accurate. BuzzFeed is busted UPDATE: The special counsel's office has taken the rare step of issuing a statement in response to our report on Michael Cohen being directed by Trump to lie to Congress:https://t.co/WA2fZcdK9u pic.twitter.com/PY1r9LxDid— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) January 19, 2019 “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate.” Peter CarrSpokesmanSpecial Counsel’s Office— Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) January 19, 2019 ***Oh,...
  • President Orders Declassification of FISA warrants, etc.

    09/17/2018 2:41:58 PM PDT · by grayboots · 198 replies
    The White House ^ | 9/17/2018 | Press Secretary
    At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications. In...
  • The Double Standards Of Postmodern Justice

    08/16/2018 3:39:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The New York Times recently hired as a writer and board member Sarah Jeong. The Times knew that in recent years Jeong had posted a series of unapologetically racist anti-white tweets. She had offered wisdom such as #CancelWhitePeople" and expressed hatred for males. Yet when the Times discovered less graphic versions of such tweets from newly hired technology writer Quinn Norton earlier this year, the newspaper immediately fired Norton. The message of disparate treatment was that what bothers the New York Times is not racism per se, but who is the racist and who are her targets. Over at The...
  • Why Is Mueller Handing Off Key Cases?

    07/25/2018 8:33:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2018 | Byron York
    Something has been going on with Robert Mueller's investigation of people thought to have played significant roles in the Trump-Russia affair. The special counsel, assigned to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump," has been farming out seemingly important parts of the investigation to offices outside his own. In April, Mueller referred an investigation of close Trump associate Michael Cohen to federal prosecutors in New York. This month, the U.S. attorney in Washington -- not Mueller -- indicted Maria Butina on charges of being an unregistered Russian agent....
  • CNN Host Worries After Jeopardy Contestants Couldn’t Answer Russia Investigation Question

    07/06/2018 5:19:59 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 6th, 2018 | David Rutz
    CNN host John King couldn't believe no contestant on the popular trivia show "Jeopardy!" knew the answer to a question about the Russia investigation, wondering Friday what that said about the nation's "focus." "Only the smartest of the smart get to be on Jeopardy, right?" King asked. "So what does this little exchange last night say about the nation's focus, or lack thereof, on the whole [Robert] Mueller Russia meddling and collusion investigation?" Two contestants buzzed in and responded incorrectly to the $1,000 clue Thursday night, "In 2017, this ex-National Security Adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI?" One...
  • Nose Dive: After A Year, Support For The Russia Probe Has Plummeted

    06/22/2018 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice’s woes are not over. Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a damning report that justified President Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, whose actions during the 2016 election were labeled as extraordinary and insubordinate, and outlined various issues with the FBI, which has a huge problem with leaks. The report was on the activities of the DOJ, FBI, and its principles during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. It was a criminal investigation into whether she mishandled classified information through her unauthorized and unsecure email server while serving as our...
  • Hold On, The FBI Was Spying On The Trump Campaign *Before*

    05/22/2018 3:16:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Who is the FBI spy that was trying to glean information on the Trump campaign? Well, reportedly, it’s longtime CIA operative Stefan Halper. And no, it wasn’t leaked. If this is true, and most likely it is, there’s enough public information on him, along with the news media leaving a trail of breadcrumbs that confirmed his identity. They were as subtle as a sledgehammer.Last week, it was reported that the FBI had spied on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. It was later revealed by Axios that Halper had tried to get a top-level job in the administration...
  • You Lose, Democrats: Mueller Told Trump Legal Team The President Cannot Be Indicted

    05/16/2018 6:33:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Ever since Donald J. Trump won a stunning victory against Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, the Left was convinced there was something at play to cause this event. How could the politically tone deaf Hillary lose? How could a woman with no charisma, economic agenda, or political skill lose? How could a woman who wrote off half the country as deplorable racists lose? You know the answer to this, but for liberals it had to be the Russians. The mocking of the GOP over Russia being our biggest geopolitical rival was relegated to the trashcan. Now, it was the...
  • Top House Dem: Comey Memos Could Kill Russia Probe, Ensnare Deputy AG In Contempt Of Congress

    04/19/2018 6:16:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Congress’ patience with the Department of Justice is running thin, as they’re dragging their feet in releasing troves of documents relating to the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton On the latter, the DOJ has appointed a special lawyer to oversee the release of some 3,600 pages of new documents, which has irked some congressional Republicans (via Politico): The Justice Department has appointed a U.S. attorney to oversee the release of documents related to the FBI’s 2016 investigation of Hillary Clinton amid Republican complaints — including from President Donald Trump — that the DOJ is slow-walking their release.Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah...