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  • Trump Is Letting Down His Side

    10/10/2020 10:55:38 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 112 replies
    NRO ^ | 10/9/20 | Rich Lowrey
    The sources of the Russia investigation should, as a matter of basic accountability, be established and disclosed. But no one who is not already a Trump voter cares about dubious investigatory decisions from four years ago. Nor is anyone as exercised as the president about critical things said about him on cable-TV programs. Trump has waged a low-intensity campaign against masks, for no good reason. By setting himself against them, largely on aesthetic grounds, Trump further opened himself up to charges that he doesn’t take the virus seriously — even before his illness and the White House outbreak.
  • Trump authorizes declassification of all Russia collusion, Hillary Clinton email probe documents

    10/06/2020 10:15:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/07/2020 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump on Tuesday said he has “fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents” related to the Russia investigation and the FBI’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. “I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!”, the president tweeted Tuesday night. “All Russia Hoax Scandal information was Declassified by me long ago,” Trump tweeted. “Unfortunately for our Country, people have acted very slowly, especially...
  • White House again criticizes FBI director for voting remarks

    09/25/2020 10:28:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | September 25, 2020 | Ben Fox
    FBI Director Christopher Wray was the target of White House criticism for the second time in a week Friday as Chief of Staff Mark Meadows chided him over remarks made a day earlier to Congress about voter fraud. Meadows suggested in an interview with CBS that Wray was ill-informed when he told the Senate that there has not been any significant coordinated national voter fraud. Wray, who last week drew criticism from President Donald Trump for his description of Russian election interference and the threat posed by the anti-fascist movement known as antifa, said in Senate testimony that the U.S....
  • Assange lawyer says Trump offered indirect offer of pardon

    09/18/2020 9:38:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2020 | Pan Pylas
    A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told a London court that her client was indirectly offered a “win-win” deal by President Donald Trump that would see him avoid extradition to the U.S. if he revealed the source of a leak of documents from the Democratic Party before the 2016 election. Assange, who didn’t reveal the source of the leak of the Democratic National Committee emails, is fighting efforts by the U.S. to extradite him to face an array of charges related to his work at WikiLeaks. Jennifer Robinson, who has represented WikiLeaks for a decade, relayed to the...
  • Confirmed at Trial: President Trump Offered Julian Assange Deal If He Shared Who His Source Was for Podesta Emails — And It Wasn’t Russia!

    09/18/2020 9:07:57 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 18, 2020 | Joe Hoft
    President Trump offered Julian Assange a deal if he were to disclose his source of the DNC emails released before the 2016 election. ..... Snip..... Today it was reported in a British Court that the President of the US attempted to get this information from Assange. The Daily Mail reports:
  • Russia working to help reelect President Trump, FBI chief says

    09/17/2020 8:54:35 PM PDT · by Mariner · 74 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 17th, 2020 | Sean D. NaylorNational Security Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — Russia is mounting “very active efforts” to interfere with the U.S. election to benefit President Trump, FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress on Thursday. Unlike their activities during the 2016 presidential election, the Russians do not seem to be using their cyber capabilities to target the U.S. election infrastructure, according to Wray. Instead, the Kremlin’s approach is one of “malign foreign influence,” with Russia utilizing “social media, use of proxies, state media, online journals, etc.,” he told a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee. Without mentioning Trump by name, the FBI director said Russia’s actions represent “an...
  • Impeachment witness Alexander Vindman calls Trump Putin's 'useful idiot'

    09/14/2020 7:50:12 PM PDT · by bitt · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/14/2020 | zack budryk
    Former National Security Council Ukraine expert Alexander Vindman called President Trump Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “useful idiot” in a new interview. “President Trump should be considered to be a useful idiot and a fellow traveler, which makes him an unwitting agent of Putin,” Vindman told The Atlantic's editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Goldberg. “They may or may not have dirt on him, but they don’t have to use it,” he said when asked if the Kremlin has material to blackmail Trump­­. “They have more effective and less risky ways to employ him. He has aspirations to be the kind of leader that Putin...
  • Full Peter Strzok: 'I Believe ... Donald Trump Is Compromised By The Russians' - Meet The Press

    09/14/2020 2:15:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    Youtube Meet the Press ^ | 09 13 2020 | Chuck Todd Meet the Press
    "In an exclusive interview, Peter Strzok, former FBI Agent and Author, “Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump” talks to Chuck Todd about the FBI's investigation of the president" 9 min. interview: Full Peter Strzok: 'I Believe ... Donald Trump Is Compromised By The Russians' | Meet The Press
  • FLASHBACK: Tucker Carlson: 'Sociopath' Adam Schiff should resign from Congress over Russia probe [Washington Times, Saturday, May 9, 2020]

    09/10/2020 6:48:01 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, May 9, 2020 | Andrew Blake
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson called Friday for Rep. Adam B. Schiff to resign for having said there is evidence that President Trump's campaign colluded with the Russian government. The conservative commentator and host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" said during his show's latest episode that the California Democrat and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence should step down following the release of transcripts from closed-door interviews conducted as part of the panel's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Mr. Carlson said the transcripts showed several witnesses testifying that they had not personally seen...
  • Schiff reveals new whistleblower complaint alleging suppression of Russian election interference intel reports [facepalm alert]

    09/09/2020 10:48:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/09/2020 | Brooke Singman
    The House Intelligence Committee received a whistleblower complaint claiming Trump administration officials at the White House and the Department of Homeland Security suppressed intelligence reports related to Russian election interference, Democratic Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Wednesday. In a statement, Schiff said former Intelligence and Analysis Acting Under Secretary Brian Murphy filed the whistleblower reprisal complaint on Tuesday with the DHS Office of Inspector General. “We’ve received a whistleblower complaint alleging DHS suppressed intel reports on Russian election interference, altered intel to match false Trump claims and made false statements to Congress,” Schiff, D-Calif., tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “This puts our...
  • Peter Strzok says Steele dossier led FBI on 'wild goose chase'

    09/08/2020 12:17:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 08 2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    Former FBI agent Peter Strzok, ousted from his position after the discovery of text messages containing anti-Trump comments, admitted a dossier on collusion between the president's campaign and Russia during the 2016 election contained information that led officials on a "wild goose chase." Strzok told The Atlantic magazine that the dossier, written by former British spy Christopher Steele – one of the agency's key informants in the Russia probe – "was very typical of information that the FBI often receives." "It comes from several sources, including some suspect sources. Some of it is bull----, and some of it is rumor,...
  • Kamala Harris: Biden could lose because of Russian interference

    09/06/2020 5:43:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 06, 2020 | Ryan Lovelace
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala D. Harris said Sunday that she thinks Russian interference could cause Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden to lose the 2020 election. Ms. Harris told CNN that Russia will be at the “front of the line” to interfere in the 2020 election. “Could it cost you the White House?” asked CNN personality Dana Bash about Russian election meddling to Ms. Harris. “Theoretically of course,” Ms. Harris answered. “Yes.” Ms. Harris, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she and Mr. Biden are ‘realists’ that refuse to ignore Russian aggression. She did not say what...
  • EPIC: Watch Bill Clinton’s Face as Crooked Hillary Can’t Stop Ranting About Russia During Joint Interview (VIDEO)

    09/05/2020 10:41:46 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 53 replies
    GP ^ | 09/05/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Poor Crooked, she still is stuck back in the Russia-Collusion time warp. Despite no evidence of Russia colluding with President Trump Hillary and the left still believe it was Putin who put President Trump in office. She still is not accepting her defeat. Poor sad devilish woman.
  • Barr tightens rules on surveillance of political candidates

    09/01/2020 10:25:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 1, 2020 | Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department announced new restrictions Tuesday on how it conducts any secret national security surveillance of candidates for federal office or their staff. The restrictions, announced by Attorney General William Barr in a pair of memos, are part of broader changes to the Justice Department’s surveillance procedures implemented in response to problems detected during the 2016 investigation into ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign. Coming just two months before the 2020 election, the changes are designed to ensure that law enforcement officials have to clear additional hurdles before pursuing the same type of surveillance as was conducted...
  • 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...
  • TAKING ON MEDIA: President Trump UNLEASHED During Roger Stone Questions

    07/13/2020 5:54:02 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 14 replies
    TAKING ON MEDIA: President Trump UNLEASHED During Roger Stone Questions
  • Trump, White Supremacists And Russia: Here’s Who Democrats Have Blamed For Riots So Far

    05/31/2020 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 31 May 2020 | Virginia Kruter
    As riots take hold of major cities across the nation, Democrats have brought out the usual suspects in an effort to lay blame for the chaos and destruction. The massive protests were initially peaceful as people rallied over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck. Chauvin was later fired — along with the three other officers in the viral video of Floyd’s arrest — and he was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. But as the protests turned violent and rioters began to...
  • Rep. Lee Zeldin: Schiff should resign, record should be corrected on Russia probe

    05/11/2020 3:33:27 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/11/20
    Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin calls out Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff for claiming to have seen evidence of Russia collusion.
  • Barr undercuts Mueller investigation as Trump cheers him on

    05/10/2020 8:08:07 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2020 | Matt Zapotosky
    If William P. Barr had been the first attorney general in the Trump administration, the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election would have met an early end, President Trump said Friday. “He would have stopped it immediately,” Trump declared in an appearance on Fox News. Now, legal observers say, the country’s top law enforcement official seems to be giving his boss the next best thing: unwinding and discrediting the work done by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
  • HISC testimony: Crowdstrike CEO “We did not have concrete evidence that the data was exfiltrated from the DNC”

    05/07/2020 7:34:51 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 15 replies
    Interesting admission in Crowdstrike CEO Shaun Henry's testimony. Henry is asked when "the Russians" exfiltrated the data from DNC. Henry: "We did not have concrete evidence that the data was exfiltrated from the DNC, but we have indicators that it was exfiltrated." More from Crowdstrike's Shaun Henry: "There are times when we can see data exfiltrated, and we can say conclusively. But in this case it appears it was set up to be exfiltrated, but we just don’t have the evidence that says it actually left." This takes me back to the qualified, ambiguous Mueller language I highlighted in my...