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  • Top FBI Lawyer Admits She Didn't Read Trump Spy Warrant Before Signing It

    02/09/2019 10:44:25 AM PST · by McQ444 · 70 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-02-08 21:00 | Jay Greenberg
    The senior FBI lawyer who signed off on the FISA warrant to spy on Donald Trump's campaign advisor, Carter Page, has admitted during a congressional testimony that she didn't read the document before signing it.
  • Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story

    01/22/2019 7:06:42 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 14 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 1-20-19 | Glenn Greenwald
    BUZZFEED WAS ONCE notorious for traffic-generating “listicles,” but has since become an impressive outlet for deep investigative journalism under editor-in-chief Ben Smith. That outlet was prominently in the news this week thanks to its “bombshell” story about President Trump and Michael Cohen: a story that, like so many others of its kind, blew up in its face, this time when the typically mute Robert Mueller’s office took the extremely rare step to label its key claims “inaccurate.” But in homage to BuzzFeed’s past viral glory, following are the top ten worst media failures in two-plus-years of Trump/Russia reporting. They are...
  • 2018 GOP House Intel memo revealing FBI KNEW Steele dossier was fake turned out to be spot-on

    01/19/2019 9:38:21 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 20 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/19/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Panned by Democrats at the time as well as their enablers in the establishment media, a memo then-majority Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released in February 2018 — the so-called “FISA memo” — implicating FBI malfeasance in the Spygate scandal turned out to be highly accurate, according to information contained in blockbuster reports this week. On Friday we reported, citing The Hill‘s John Solomon, that former No. 4 Justice Department official Bruce Ohr told ranking FBI officials that the so-called “Russia dossier” used by the bureau to justify obtaining FISA court warrants to spy on the 2016 Trump campaign...
  • The Quiet Patriot

    01/18/2019 6:40:07 AM PST · by bitt · 11 replies ^ | 1/15/2019 | Rex
    As more details about Obama’s great SpyGate crime start to come into public view, recent revelations appear to shed more light on the important, but often overlooked, role of Dana Boente, as REX explains. On 13 January, 2017, three days after the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on President-elect Trump’s nomination of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, then President Obama quietly signed EO 13762, Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice. It was just seven days before the end of Obama’s presidency. In a major breach of protocol, the change was never communicated to President-elect Trump’s transition...
  • MSNBC Anchor Suggests Trump Is Blackmailing Graham Over ‘Extreme’ Secret

    01/16/2019 6:33:04 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 54 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01/15/2019 | Paul Crookston
    Before Don got elected, Lindsey Graham called Donald Trump a racist, xenophobic bigot. Those are Lindsey Graham's words," Jolly said. "I doubt Lindsey Graham could tell you Donald Trump has had a change of heart in the last 24 months, I bet the change of heart has been with Lindsey Graham, not the president." "Or it could be that Donald Trump or somebody knows something pretty extreme about Lindsey Graham," Ruhle replied. "We’re gonna have to leave it there." Jon Cooper, chairman of the Democratic Coalition super PAC, explicitly accused Graham on Saturday of letting himself be blackmailed for "some...
  • Hiding Evidence: The Continuing Cover-up

    01/12/2019 11:17:21 AM PST · by Alex Baker · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2019-01-11 | Bryce Buchanan
    More information is supporting the theory that the current big Justice Department "investigations" are actually functioning as big cover-up operations. Robert Mueller's team is effectively hiding key evidence related to serious crimes committed by government officials. Mueller has nearly complete control over what the public or any investigator can see. He has control over what witnesses can talk about. This means that the Huber and Horowitz investigations exist to make you think something is being investigated when it is not. " The column gives many examples of Mueller and others hiding evidence to protect government criminals and ends this way:...
  • Newt Gingrich: Reported FBI probe of Trump was led by anti-Trump fanatics who betrayed Constitution

    01/12/2019 12:58:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2019 | Newt Gingrich
    The extraordinary story published Friday night in The New York Times headlined “F.B.I. Opened Inquiry into Whether Trump was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia” tells us how deeply sick the Washington establishment has become. A group of bureaucrats – elected by no one – sat in a room and decided they would investigate the new president of the United States for possible treason. Let me repeat: treason. This is, after all, the implication of this investigation. This group of bureaucrats reports to no one in elected authority. In a Justice Department where employees gave 97 percent of their presidential...
  • Democrats get away with a much worse crime than Watergate.

    01/07/2019 2:44:25 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 7 Jan 2019 | Jed Babbin
    Since Watergate, the Washington wisdom has always held that it’s not the crime, it’s the coverup that sinks a politician. But that’s only the case when the coverup fails. But what if the coverup succeeds? It’s horribly simple. The crimes are never uncovered and the perpetrators are never brought to justice no matter how serious their crimes may be. That is precisely what has happened because of the FBI and Justice Department’s coverup of their abuses of power and illegal actions during the 2016 election. In this case, the FBI and the Justice Department have succeeded in the most significant...
  • Dan Bongino: While I was at a charity event this evening in Naples

    12/29/2018 11:25:38 PM PST · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Dan Bongino Twitter ^ | December 29, 2018 | Dan Bongino
    While I was at a charity event this evening in Naples, FL to support children who lost their parents in combat, this absolute piece of garbage, and keyboard warrior, was busy tweeting away about MY character, & the character of OUR President. Hard pass on opinions from this loser— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) December 30, 2018 --- If you're president of the United States and you need a character witness... shouldn't you be able to draw on a Nelson Mandela/Mother Teresa/Elie Wiesel-type character? I mean, if @JesseBWatters & @dbongino are the people stepping up for you ... yikes.— David...
  • Huber, Horowitz ‘probes’ of Hillary Clinton, Spygate nothing but cover for the Deep State

    12/27/2018 6:45:59 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 65 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/27/18 | USA Features
    It’s been more than eight months since Salt Lake City-based U.S. Attorney John Huber was appointed by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate ‘alleged’ abuses of the law by 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It’s been about the same amount of time since Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz first revealed Obama-era FBI, DoJ, and intelligence community malfeasance and lawbreaking regarding the “Spygate” operation launched by the former president and his sycophantic #NeverTrump allies in the Deep State. Yet to date, despite all of the claims that these two men are hot on the...
  • The Steele Dossier and the perils of political insurance policies

    12/25/2018 6:54:22 PM PST · by bitt · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/22/2018 | Jonathan Turley
    The wonderful thing about insurance is that you can cover just about anything, so long as you are prepared to pay the premium. Model Heidi Klum insured her legs for $2.2 million, twice the amount of the insurance on fabled actress Betty Grable’s limbs. Lloyd’s of London once insured a 12-foot cigar. KISS bassist Gene Simmons’ tongue ($1 million), Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu’s hair ($1 million), Bruce Springsteen’s vocal cords ($6 million), even Rolling Stone Keith Richards’ middle finger ($1.6 million) — all insured. But what about an election? According to former British spy Christopher Steele, that was precisely the...
  • McCabe opened obstruction of justice probe into Trump before Mueller investigation: Report

    12/07/2018 11:24:04 AM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Gabriella Muñoz
    Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe reportedly opened an investigation of President Trump for obstruction of justice after the president fired James Comey, the agency’s former director. The FBI had previously considered looking into obstruction of justice but did not act on it until after Mr. Comey was fired by the president, CNN reported Friday.
  • FBI email chain may provide most damning evidence of FISA abuses yet

    12/05/2018 3:18:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 05, 2018 | John Solomon
    Just before Thanksgiving, House Republicans amended the list of documents they’d like President Trump to declassify in the Russia investigation. With little fanfare or explanation, the lawmakers led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) added a string of emails between the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to their wish list. Sources tell me the targeted documents may provide the most damning evidence to date of potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), evidence that has been kept from the majority of members of Congress for more than two years. The email exchanges included then-FBI...
  • The Clinton Laundromat: Parallels Between SpyGate & Uranium One

    12/06/2018 9:18:50 AM PST · by bitt · 18 replies ^ | 12/4/2018 | Rex
    by Imperator_Rex Uranium One and SpyGate are rigged to blow wide open. The Clinton’s money and information laundering fingerprints are all over both crimes, as REX explains. Apart from their ability to intimidate and silence anyone who may compromise them, there's one characteristic that defines the Clinton’s criminality: their ability to launder. 'Laundering', as most know, is a method of cleaning something. Innocent people launder dirty clothing. Criminals launder money. But what else are some criminals, especially the Clintons, good at laundering? INFORMATION. They use money laundering to increase their wealth. They use information laundering to increase their power. Their...
  • Another High-Ranking FBI Official to Depart (Priestap)

    12/04/2018 4:50:46 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/4/18
    WASHINGTON—A top FBI official who helped oversee two politically sensitive investigations related to the 2016 presidential campaign is retiring from government service. Bill Priestap, who currently serves as assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s counterintelligence division, will leave his post by the end of the year. Mr. Priestap, a 20-year veteran of the bureau, worked on organized crime and drug cases in Chicago before rising through the national security ranks of the agency after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Mr. Priestap’s retirement is unrelated to the controversies over the handling of the 2016 investigations, according to...
  • The Real Scandal: Mueller’s Intricate Cover Up of Deep State Spying on Trump

    12/03/2018 5:53:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 12/03/18 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: Michael Cohen has begged a federal judge for mercy after his guilty plea. I should tell you, Paul Sperry, who writes for the New York Post and Real Clear Politics, took a look. He did a deep dive into Cohen’s plea that has been publicized by Mueller. We’ll link to it at I’d have to read the whole thing to you, basically get in the weeds, but his conclusion is that this plea deal actually exonerates Trump, but that that’s not the way Mueller is gonna end up reporting this. Now, Rudy Giuliani is out joining the criticism...
  • Judicial Watch Sues for Records of FBI Meetings with Clinton-DNC Law Firm, Perkins Coie in 2016

    12/03/2018 11:07:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 3, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Clinton-DNC Used Law Firm to Pay for Anti-Trump Dossier (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice seeking records of all meetings in 2016 between former FBI General Counsel James Baker and the Perkins Coie law firm. The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) reportedly paid Fusion GPS to create the “ salacious and unverified ” Clinton-DNC anti-Trump dossier. The lawsuit cites a specific media report that FBI top lawyer Baker met with Perkins Coie lawyers to discuss allegations of collusion between Donald Trump...
  • Trump, Russia and lessons from the mob: Did ‘godfathers’ steer collusion probe?

    12/01/2018 5:15:02 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON
    Back in the mafia’s heyday, FBI and IRS agents had a set of surveillance rules. If one mobster showed up in town, pay notice. If two arrived, be suspicious. If three or four were in the same vicinity, something was going down. And if five or more headed to the same neck of the woods, a meeting of consiglieri or La Cosa Nostra’s council was likely happening. (This, because there were always five families in New York and some adjunct families elsewhere that made up the council’s leadership.) There also was another rule of thumb: Mobsters would always have the...
  • Mueller Is Conducting Political Opposition Research

    11/30/2018 4:59:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush ^ | November 30, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mark Penn is back today. He’s the former Clinton pollster. Speaking of the Clintons, does the name John Huber ring a bell? John Huber is a lawyer who was named by the former attorney general Jeff Sessions to look into the Clinton Foundation and other nefarious acts engaged in by the Clintons. This headline: “FBI Raids Home of Clinton Foundation Whistleblower.” This is a story from The Daily Caller, an exclusive report, very troubling, and in alignment with a previous suspicion that the whole investigation into the Clinton Foundation is bogus. According to the Daily Caller, “FBI agents raided...
  • The Donald tweets to Dan Bongino and recommends his new book "Spygate" #18 on Amazon

    12/02/2018 8:33:09 AM PST · by dennisw · 22 replies
    Donald Trump's twitter feed ^ | Nov 30 2018 | Trump Bongino