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  • 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...
  • Mueller investigating whether Roger Stone met with Assange: report

    04/02/2018 5:31:00 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-2-17 | Luis Sanchez
    Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into claims made by Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone that he met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. WikiLeaks released thousands of documents during the 2016 campaign that U.S. intelligence agencies believe came from Russian operatives and were aimed to hurt Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. In an email to fellow former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg dated Aug. 4, 2016, Stone claims that he "dined with Julian Assange last night," according to the Journal. Nunberg told The Washington Post earlier this month that investigators working for Mueller asked him to...
  • Democrat on Intelligence panel disputes importance of Steele dossier

    02/25/2018 3:36:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | February 25, 2018 | Joseph Weber
    A top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday that the memo his party released this weekend regarding alleged abuses in the federal government’s Russia investigation proves the so-called Steele dossier was only part of the evidence used to get a critical, court-approved surveillance warrant, disputing Republicans’ argument about the importance of the document. The memo released Saturday is essentially a rebuttal to the one by Republicans on the GOP-controlled committee that argues the FBI and Justice Department relied on the loosely-vetted dossier to get the warrant on onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance...
  • Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War?

    02/20/2018 7:19:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    According to the indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election. On divisive racial and religious issues, the trolls took both sides. In the presidential election, the trolls favored Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein and Donald Trump, and almost never Hillary Clinton. One imaginative Russian troll urged Trumpsters to dress up a female volunteer in an orange prison jump suit, put her in a cage on a flatbed truck, then append the slogan, "Lock Her Up!" How grave a matter is this? This...
  • Have You No Sense of Decency, Robert Mueller, At Long Last?

    02/20/2018 4:52:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Thomas J. Farnan
    McCarthyism describes an event in American history where a Senator claimed to have in his briefcase evidence that high-ranking government officials were colluding with Russia. Lives were destroyed based solely on the accusation. Finally, when people had had enough, the attorney representing the U.S. Army turned to the Senator and said, “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?” That ended it. The present Russian investigation hit its “have you no sense of decency” moment last week when Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians for defrauding America. By all appearances, they are the sort of unsophisticated internet trolls who,...
  • Report: Two Senior FBI Officials Review Controversial GOP Memo, Find Zero 'Factual Inaccuracies'

    01/30/2018 3:03:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2018 | Guy Benson
    To recap, the House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines last night to make public a classified memorandum, written by Republicans and drawn from US intelligence, pertaining to some element or elements of the overall Russia matter.  The specific subject matter of the document remains unclear, although the surveillance of former Trump aide Carter Page appears to be at least somewhat relevant. Democrats have objected vociferously to publishing the memo, claiming that it paints an inaccurate picture of reality, based on incomplete information.  They've drafted their own private memo, which the committee voted unanimously to make available to all House...
  • Free Beacon Reporter: Trump Wanting To Fire Mueller Story Aimed

    01/27/2018 3:30:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Yes, some were a bit frustrated that we posted about The New York TimesÂ’ late Thursday night story about President Donald Trump wanting to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller last June. The fact of the matter is it never happened, but it would certainly rehash the Russian collusion hysteria that has gripped the news media since Trump won the 2016 election. CBS: Allegations Tainted FBI Agents "Pulled Punches" During Clinton Email ProbeYet, Washington Free Beacon reporter Liz Harrington noted the odd timing of the leaked story, noting it came two hours after it was reported that FBI agent Peter Strzok...
  • Is Mueller Actually Working For Trump?

    10/23/2017 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Rod Rammer · 114 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...
  • Neo-McCarthyism and the New Cold War

    08/09/2017 11:19:23 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 13 replies
    The Nation ^ | 12/07/16 | Stephen F. Cohen
    The preceding Cold War generated a prolonged slurring and suppression of dissenting American voices, and it may be happening again. https://www.thenation.com/article/neo-mccarthyism-and-the-new-cold-war/