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  • Trump-Russia 2.0: Dossier-Tied Firm Pitching Journalists Daily on 'Collusion"

    03/20/2019 11:23:47 AM PDT · by gattaca · 26 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | March 20, 2019 | Paul Sperry
    Key Democratic operatives and private investigators who tried to derail Donald Trump’s campaign by claiming he was a tool of the Kremlin have rebooted their operation since his election with a multimillion-dollar stealth campaign to persuade major media outlets and lawmakers that the president should be impeached. The effort has successfully placed a series of questionable stories alleging secret back channels and meetings between Trump associates and Russian spies, while influencing related investigations and reports from Congress. The operation’s nerve center is a Washington-based nonprofit called The Democracy Integrity Project, or TDIP. Among other activities, it pumps out daily “research”...
  • Corrupt Russia Dossier Hoaxer Christopher Steele Allowed to View Sealed, Classified US Documents...

    03/20/2019 7:44:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | March 20, 2019 | Joe & Jim Hoft
    Full Title: Corrupt Russia Dossier Hoaxer Christopher Steele Allowed to View Sealed, Classified US Documents =========================================================== The deposition of UK’s former MI6 Spy Christopher Steele was recently released. Steele was in a court case in the UK for slander related to his famous fake Trump – Russia dossier. In his deposition Steele confirms that he was able to view and read sealed and classified US information that the average US citizen is not able to see. In the recent deposition that was released related to Christopher Steele’s testimony in the UK, Steele unveiled something startling. Steele stated that he was...
  • Top Dem’s Trump probe targets miss deadline in sweeping document request

    03/20/2019 9:21:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    The majority of individuals and groups targeted in House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s sweeping request for documents as part of an expansive Trump probe have missed the Nadler-imposed deadline to respond, Fox News has learned, raising questions about whether the chairman is facing his own "resistance." Though the powerful Democratic committee chairman touted the responses he’s gotten in a press release and cable news interview this week, GOP committee sources told Fox News that just eight of the 81 agencies, entities and individuals that were sent requests actually met the Monday deadline. The requests came as part of Nadler's...
  • Robert Mueller pursues new Trump-Russia collusion leads despite talk of probe winding down

    03/18/2019 9:54:20 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2019 | Rowan Scarborough
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has been pursuing several Russia collusion leads even as a number of media outlets say his final report is due soon, according to court filings and sources. Former acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker said in January that he had been read-in on the nearly two-year probe and concluded it was “close to being completed.” But there are signs that Russia issues remain: • Court filings in the prosecution of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort show that Mr. Mueller is still investigating a fall 2016 meeting at a Manhattan cigar bar where the lifting of...
  • Rosenstein hanging on at DOJ amid Mueller probe wind-down, despite plans to leave by now

    03/19/2019 7:38:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/19/2019 | Jake Gibson
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has reached an agreement with Attorney General William Barr to stay on at the Justice Department “a little while longer,” a source familiar with their conversation told Fox News – despite initial plans to step down by now. Fox News and other outlets previously reported that Rosenstein had planned to step down in mid-March. However, sources close to the deputy attorney general say Rosenstein has not yet given his two weeks notice. He remains at the DOJ as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe enters what is widely believed to be its final phases. There...
  • Brilliant: Christopher Steele Admits He Used Random Internet Posters As Trump Dossier Sources

    03/16/2019 5:06:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 7:00 pm on March 16, 2019 | Bonchie
    I’m tired of using the one picture of Christopher Steele in existence, so enjoy this clown picture instead. It’s still relevant, as you’ll see. It’s been a busy few days for Fusion GPS and by virtue Steele, the former British spy contracted to compile the Trump dossier. Hillary Clinton was, of course, the person funding all this. She’s escaped essentially all accountability due to our ever willing media. Earlier today, I covered some of the fall out from documents released by a judge in a now dismissed defamation suit against Fusion GPS. There’s more though, as deposition transcripts of Steele’s...
  • A Skeptic’s Guide to the Russiagate Fixation

    03/16/2019 2:14:04 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 147 replies
    https://www.thenation.com ^ | march 12 2019 | A Mate
    Robert Mueller has yet to allege collusion, and Democrats who accuse Trump of being a Kremlin conspirator are silent when his policies escalate tensions with Russia. To date, Mueller’s numerous indictments and voluminous court filings have not accused a single American of collusion with Russia. And, tellingly, prominent media and political voices, who have spent two years raising expectations that Mueller will find collusion, are now quietly moving the goalposts. If this is the most damning evidence that the Democrats’ top Russia investigators can adduce, it is no wonder that the bipartisan Senate Intelligence probe has “uncovered no direct evidence...
  • Steele admits he used posts from 'random individuals' on CNN website for Trump dossier

    03/16/2019 10:03:03 AM PDT · by Rocky · 152 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 16, 2019 | Rick Moran
    The dossier that launched several investigations into Donald Trump and his presidential campaign was based, in part, on posts from "random individuals" from a CNN website that allows the public to publish unverified information. Christopher Steele made the admission in a deposition given in connection with a lawsuit against the dossier. The judge released portions of the deposition this week. Washington Examiner: According to deposition transcripts released this week, Steele said last year he used a 2009 report he found on CNN's iReport website and said he wasn't aware that submissions to that site are posted by members of the...
  • Former FBI Director James Comey says he doesn't know if a subpoena would work for Mueller report

    03/16/2019 10:27:56 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-16-19 | Tucker Higgins
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Former FBI Director James Comey on Friday said that he did not know if Democrats could obtain an unredacted copy of the Mueller report with a subpoena if the Department of Justice declined to release it. "I'm sure they can subpoena. They definitely can issue subpoenas for anything they want to the Department of Justice. Whether the department will compel, will abide an order to compel, if they resist that, I don't know where that ends up," he said. But Comey said he hoped that a subpoena would not be necessary. "There is a lot of transparency...
  • Republicans Seek Obama Era Docs From DHS on Russian Election Interference

    03/05/2019 9:13:10 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 14 replies
    Sara Carter.com ^ | 5 March 2019 | Sara Carter
    Republican lawmakers Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows requested a slew of Obama era documents and communications Tuesday related to “attempted interference in the” 2016 election from Department of Homeland Security Kirsjen Nielsen. In a letter the lawmakers noted “then-DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson briefed Members of Congress about attempted Russian interference. During the briefing – which also included President Obama’s National Security Advisor Lisa Monaco and then-FBI Director James Comey – the Obama Administration assured Members that it was adequately addressing any attempted interference in the election.” Jordan, R-Ohio, and Meadows, R-NC, both members of the House Oversight and Government Reform...
  • New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat: Cohen Testimony Discredits Steele Dossier

    03/04/2019 12:54:39 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 4, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Conservative" columnist Ross Douthat of the New York Times sounded like he was committing editorial-page heresy on Saturday for claiming that Michael Cohen's testimony before Congress last week cast doubt upon the validity of the Christopher Steele dossier which has been the main pillar of the quickly dissipating Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory. It seems that Douthat is all alone at the Times for daring to explore the notion that Team Trump might not be evil geniuses in league with Putin just how weak the Steele dossier is based on Cohen's testimony in "The State of Russiagate." They may have been hapless...
  • The revenge of Rod Rosenstein

    03/02/2019 10:20:29 PM PST · by be-baw · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 2, 2019 | JONATHAN TURLEY, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    As special counsel Robert Mueller prepares his final report and Congress ramps up its own investigations, we soon will have answers to questions over collusion, obstruction, and Russian influence. Yet, President Trump may answer one of the most intriguing questions of all: Is it better to fight one horse-sized duck or a hundred duck-sized horses? New developments make it likely that Trump will fight a hundred duck-sized horses, in the form of alleged collateral crimes rather than collusion. None appears life threatening in their own right, so the real question here is what they will represent collectively during the next...
  • Trump...Mueller probe: "They're trying to take you out with bulls---"

    03/02/2019 11:15:22 AM PST · by ETL · 76 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Mar 2, 2019 | Adam Shaw | Fox News
    President Trump, in an expletive-laden speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday, accused FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team of trying to take him out with “bulls---” and accused a top Clinton aide of not having recovered “from getting his a-- kicked.” Trump accused his opponents of moving away from a narrative of Russian collusion as Mueller prepares to file his report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He said that the report was being produced “by people who weren’t elected.” “Unfortunately you put the wrong people in a couple of positions and they leave people...
  • Michael Cohen may have just helped Donald Trump (Russian collusion - NOT GUILTY! Now what?)

    03/01/2019 5:17:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/19 | John Podhoretz
    **SNIP** The weird thing: Since what Republicans were trying to do was save the president’s hide, they should actually have hoisted Cohen on their shoulders, sung “Hava Nagila” and done a nine-hour hora. His testimony and answers actually helped the president when it came to the matter of Trump’s possible impeachment. It turns out his lawyer-fixer doesn’t have the goods. Early reports on what Cohen might say suggested he was ­going to tell the committee that Trump told him to lie to Congress about his alleged porn-star payoffs. That would have meant the president had suborned perjury - a serious...
  • More Michael Cohen: “I Have My Suspicions” About Trump Collusion With Russia — But No Evidence

    02/27/2019 8:20:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, lots of people have suspicions. We have an entire industry dedicated to suspicions about the Russia-collusion hypothesis. Does the man who served as Donald Trump’s legal “body man” have any specific evidence to give the House Oversight Committee to prove it true, or even advance the story? Judging from Michael Cohen’s written statement … no, not really.Here’s the only relevant part of the written statement to the committee’s primary interest: Questions have been raised about whether I know of direct evidence that Mr. Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia. I do not. I want to be clear....
  • How the Russiagate Investigation Is Sovietizing American Politics

    02/21/2019 11:39:32 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 4 replies
    https://www.thenation.com ^ | February 20 2019 | Stephen F. Cohen
    “Collusion,” “contacts,” selective prosecutions, coup plotting, and media taboos recall repressive Soviet practices. Soviet authorities, through the KGB, regularly charged and punished dissidents and other unacceptably independent citizens with linguistic versions of “collusion” and “contacts” with foreigners, particularly Americans. (Having inadvertently been the American in several cases, I can testify that the “contacts” were entirely casual, professional, or otherwise innocent.) Is something similar under way here? As the former prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy has pointed out, to make allegations of Trump associates’ “collusion” is to question “everyone who had interacted with Russia in the last quarter-century.” In my case and...
  • Dems seize on Times bombshell to push allegations of Trump obstruction

    02/20/2019 9:19:50 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/20/19 | Olivia Beavers and Brett Samuels
    Democrats are seizing on a bombshell New York Times report as further evidence that President Trump may have sought to obstruct justice in investigations of his campaign and administration. The Times reported Tuesday that the president asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker late last year to put U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in charge of the investigation into Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen. Cohen pleaded guilty last year to bank fraud, tax fraud and making payments to silence women alleging that they had affairs with Trump. Berman, an ally of Trump who donated to his 2016 campaign, had recused himself from...
  • VANITY: Prediction: Mueller to release report whilst Trump is away in Vietnam (next week)

    02/20/2019 11:26:23 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 37 replies
    self ^ | Self
    I predict that Mueller's report will come out while President Trump is meeting in Vietnam with Kim Jong-Un to a) Embarrass him and b) deflect from the important Summit and to not give him positive press (which they never do). By the way, I'm lovin' the fact that Lin Wood is Nic Sandmann's lawyer and that they're suing WaPo for $250 million. I hope he gets a huge settlement!
  • Report: DOJ Expecting Completion of Mueller Report as Early as Next Week

    02/20/2019 3:37:40 PM PST · by bitt · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/20/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    The Justice Department could announce the completion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election as early as next week, according to report Wednesday. CNN reports that newly-confirmed attorney general Willian Barr is expected to turn over a summary of the report to Congress soon after its completion. The outlet cautioned that President Donald Trump’s overseas trip to meet with North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un could impact the “precise timing of the announcement.” Preparations undertaken by Barr and Justice Department officials is the clearest sign...
  • Justice Department preparing for Mueller report as early as next week

    02/20/2019 10:08:52 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/20/2019 | Evan Perez, Laura Jarrett and Katelyn Polantz
    Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller's confidential report, according to people familiar with the plans. The preparations are the clearest indication yet that Mueller is nearly done with his almost two-year investigation. The precise timing of the announcement is subject to change. The scope and contours of what Barr will send to Congress remain unclear. Also unclear is how long it will take Justice officials to prepare what will be submitted to...