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  • Unprecedented power': William Barr blasts federal judges over nationwide injunctions

    05/21/2019 6:20:42 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 21 | Jeff Mordock
    Attorney General William P. Barr on Thursday railed against federal courts issuing nationwide injunctions blocking President Trump from implementing his policies, saying they wield “unprecedented power.” In a speech before the American Law Institute, Mr. Barr said such injunctions block politicians of all stripes from enacting the voters’ will. “One judge can, in effect, cancel the policy with the stroke of the pen,” he said. “No official in the United States government can exercise that kind of nationwide power, with the sole exception of the president
  • AG Barr to Congress: the President’s NOT your “errand boy”

    05/21/2019 1:49:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Independent Sentinal ^ | May 21, 2019 | By S.Noble -
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr dismissed left-wing complaints that he’s President Trump’s attorney. In an interview with the WSJ, he said Democrats have repeatedly moved the goal posts, making note of the 20 endless probes in the House. It’s unjust. “I felt the rules were being changed to hurt Trump, and I thought it was damaging for the presidency over the long haul,” Barr told the Wall Street Journal. It hurts the President’s ability to deal with very dangerous foreign enemies and domestic ones as well. It is the presidency, not the president, that he is defending, Barr told The...
  • Justice Department willing to hand over counterintelligence if Schiff backs off 'enforcement action'

    05/21/2019 1:47:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Fake News CNN ^ | 5/21/2019 | Laura Jarrett
    The Justice Department is trying to stave off an "enforcement action" against Attorney General William Barr this week, making a rare offer to have the House Intelligence Committee review materials from special counsel Robert Mueller's report if House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff agrees to back down. Last week Schiff said that he would hold a business meeting Wednesday to take an unspecified action against the Justice Department for not providing the committee documents related to Volume I of Mueller's report on links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The Justice Department had previously offered to show all committee...
  • Tapped to lead new probe, Attorney John Durham working for months on issues related to Trump/Russia

    05/20/2019 4:38:33 PM PDT · by billorites · 29 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 14, 2019 | Edmund Mahony
    U.S. Attorney John H. Durham, who is examining the origins and propriety of the FBI’s Russia inquiry, has been working in Washington for months, looking into a related matter and quietly building a team of investigators, people familiar with the matters said. The Courant and other news organizations reported Monday that Attorney General William Barr assigned Durham to examine the circumstances under which the FBI opened a disputed counterintelligence investigation into possible ties between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and efforts directed from Russia to interfere with the U.S. election. The Barr assignment comes months after Durham began investigating whether...
  • Democrats are running out of stunts to pull from impeachment playbook

    05/20/2019 2:21:45 PM PDT · by billorites · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2019 | Jonathan Turley
    Democratic leaders in Congress proved the perils of “jumping the shark” this month. The phrase comes from the 1977 episode of the television comedy “Happy Days” in which one of its leading characters, the “Fonz,” jumped over a shark in a water skiing stunt in swim trunks along with his signature leather jacket. That moment was viewed as a desperate ratings stunt by a dying television series struggling to keep viewers engaged. Today, the phrase has come to define similar instances of desperation. With the many overhyped political moments of the last two years, it is not clear when the...
  • ‘Bull’ Durham: New Russiagate prober has been haunting the FBI for months

    05/18/2019 8:29:37 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 42 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/18/19 | Eric Felter
    John Durham, the prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William Barr to investigate how Trump-Russia allegations emerged and spread within federal law enforcement, has already been looking into whether the FBI’s former top lawyer, James Baker, illegally leaked to reporters. In fact, the U.S. attorney from Connecticut appears to have begun that work more than seven months ago, to judge from an underreported transcript of an October congressional interview with Baker. The Baker interview, at which Durham was not present, suggests that the prosecutor nevertheless has some people very worried. Baker testified about the Trump-Russia affair on Oct. 3 before the...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Mueller not testifying because he has nothing to tell Congress

    05/17/2019 7:57:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 May 2019 | Victor Garcia
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller isn't appearing before Congress because he has "nothing to tell" and he doesn't want Democrats to be "mad at him," according to radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. "The bottom line here is that Mueller doesn’t want to, and the media is beside itself because they think they’re on Mueller’s team -- and Congress, they think they’re on Mueller’s team. They’re asking for the coach to come up and give them the pep talk," Limbaugh said on his radio show Friday. "They want Mueller to come and finally tell ’em that there was collusion and that...
  • Barr: FBI's 'Very Unusual' Steele Dossier Use Against Trump to Be Investigated

    05/17/2019 11:25:10 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 11 replies
    NN ^ | 17-05-19 | Jay Greenberg
    Attorney General Willaim Barr has said the FBI's use of the unverified Steele Dossier as counterintelligence against Donald Trump's presidential campaign was "very unusual" and will be investigated.AG Barr said during a Fox News interview that aired Friday that "we're gonna have to look at" why the Bureau used a piece of opposition research from a rival campaign to spy on Trump's team.Barr described the move by officials to rely on the salacious document as "strange" given the "number of clear mistakes" in the anti-Trump dossier.
  • Nolte: 9 Reasons James Comey Might Be in Real Legal Jeopardy

    05/16/2019 2:33:20 PM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2019 | JOHN NOLTE
    Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey might be in some real legal jeopardy now that Attorney General William Barr has assigned a prosecutor to investigate the Russia Hoax investigators, of whom Comey was the ringleader. Comey’s emerging sins appear to range from possibly illegal to outright unethical to obviously partisan. In no particular order, here is a handy rundown of all the controversial issues [updated to nine] surrounding Comey that have yet to be settled, properly investigated, or explained.
  • Barr teases Pelosi, asks if she brought her handcuffs on sidelines of DC event

    05/15/2019 12:30:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-15-2019 | Jake Gibson, Brooke Singman
    Bill Barr did not mince words about his brawl with House Democrats when he ran into Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday on the sidelines of a Capitol Hill event. According to a source close to the attorney general, Barr approached her in a holding tent after the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and asked whether she had brought her handcuffs.
  • Watch John Brennan Desperately try to Set a Favorable Narrative, and Fail

    05/15/2019 12:33:20 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 51 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update, Part II (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The cornered rats are really scurrying for cover this week, and ex-CIA Director Dar Adol, er, John Brennan provided today’s best example in an interview with MSNBC’s favorite pet fake Republican, former Jeb! Bush operative Nicolle Wallace. During the course of this brief interview, Brennan admits that the CIA was indeed “coordinating closely” with the FBI in its spying operation that targeted Trump Campaign officials, and continued to push the narrative that none of this obvious spying was in fact “spying.” *sigh* Here’s the clip: As a service to those...
  • Coup Collaborators Turn on Each Other

    05/15/2019 4:39:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | May 15, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mr. Barr appointing Mr. Durham to go out there and look at the investigation, guess what’s happening? All of these participants in the coup are beginning to accuse each other. This is so delicious. Comey’s out there smearing Rosenstein. Rosenstein smears back. Brennan and Comey are going at it over who first put the unverified dossier into the intelligence briefing. Folks, it’s like rats scurrying amidst the ship to try to get off of it. They’re all out there trying to say, “I didn’t do it; you did it. “I had nothing to do with it. You did,” and...
  • COMEY TURNS ON BRENNAN: Fired FBI Chief Claims Brennan Pushed Junk Dossier in IC Report

    05/15/2019 5:15:01 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 106 replies ^ | May 15 2019 | J Hoft
    FOX News investigative journalist Catherine Herridge dropped a bomb on the deep state on Wednesday. According to Herridge, there is an email from fired FBI Director James Comey from December 2016 that indicates it was John Brennan who pushed the dossier to be included in the IC report. Former Rep. Trey Gowdy says he has seen the email and it does not look good for John Brennan. Attorney General Bill Barr assigned US Attorney John Durham to investigate the spygate scandal this week. .
  • Barr Trolls Pelosi at the Capitol: ‘Madam Speaker, Did You Bring Your Handcuffs?’

    05/15/2019 12:58:52 PM PDT · by tje · 52 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 15, 2019 | David Rutz
    Attorney General William Barr asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) if she brought "handcuffs" for him Wednesday at the Capitol, following her accusing him of lying to Congress earlier this month. According to multiple reporters, Barr approached Pelosi following the National Peace Officers Memorial Service in Washington, shook her hand, and asked, "Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?" Pelosi smiled and said the House Sergeant at Arms was present if an arrest was necessary, to which Barr laughed and walked away.
  • John Durham already used a grand jury in Russia origins probe, Joe diGenova says

    05/15/2019 9:50:48 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 37 replies ^ | May 15 2019 | Daniel Chaitin
    U.S. Attorney John Durham has already used a grand jury in Connecticut, attorney Joe diGenova said on Tuesday. It was revealed this week that Attorney General William Barr tasked Durham with examining the origins of the federal Russia investigation. In a Fox News interview, diGenova said Durham, who is a U.S. attorney in Connecticut, has been working for a couple of months. "Durham has already used a grand jury in Connecticut, they've already gotten documents, he's already talked to the intel people," he said.
  • Trey Gowdy Tips-Off AG Barr: 'Look for Emails Between Brennan and Comey'

    05/15/2019 10:48:58 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 34 replies
    NN ^ | 15-05-19 | Jay Greenberg
    Former congressman Trey Gowdy advised Attorney General William Barr's investigators, probing the Obama administration’s handling of the Trump-Russia investigation, that the key lies in emails between Comey and Brennan.Ex-South Carolina Rep. Gowdy gave the tip during an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity in which he pointed investigators toward former CIA Director John Brennan and former FBI Director James Comey.“So whoever’s investigating this, tell them to look for emails between Brennan and Comey in December 2016,” Gowdy said in an interview with Hannity.
  • US Attorney Probing Spying on Trump Campaign Draws on Vast Experience

    05/15/2019 10:38:50 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 15, 2019 | Ivan Pentchoukov
    The U.S. attorney reportedly appointed to investigate whether spying by the FBI on the Trump campaign was legal previously exposed a conspiracy between the bureau’s agents and mobsters to cover up for murders committed by mob informants. Attorney General William Barr tasked U.S. Attorney John H. Durham in Connecticut to investigate whether spying on President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 was adequately predicated, according to Reuters. The Department of Justice didn’t respond to a request to confirm the appointment. Durham will scrutinize the conduct of several current and former senior FBI officials, including former Director James Comey, former Deputy...
  • Dispute erupts over whether Brennan, Comey pushed Steele dossier, as DOJ probe begins

    05/15/2019 9:25:05 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/2019 | Gregg Re, Catherine Herridge
    A high-level dispute over which senior government officials pushed the unverified Steele dossier amid efforts to surveil the Trump campaign has broken out into the open again, after it emerged that Attorney General William Barr appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if the FBI and DOJ's actions were "lawful and appropriate." Sources familiar with the records told Fox News that a late-2016 email chain indicated then-FBI Director James Comey told bureau subordinates that then-CIA Director John Brennan insisted the dossier be included in the intelligence community assessment on Russian interference, known as...
  • The Manufactured Constitutional Crisis

    05/15/2019 2:25:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 15, 2019 | Ben Shapiro
    Over the past several weeks, Democrats have spent their time defending the absurd notion that America is in the midst of a constitutional crisis. What, pray tell, has initiated this crisis? The supposed unwillingness of Attorney General William Barr to turn over to Congress unredacted sections of the Mueller report, plus underlying grand jury materials. Barr, for his part, correctly points out that the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure bar him from revealing grand jury testimony. That rule was put in place by Congress itself. Nonetheless, Democrats, seeking to manufacture a feeling of Nixonian chaos, have claimed that the Trump...
  • AG Barr appoints 'bulldog' federal corruption-fighter John Durham to probe origins of Russia hoax..

    05/14/2019 6:08:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 34 replies
    american thinker ^ | 5/14/2019 | thomas lifson
    With the appointment of the U.S. attorney for Connecticut to investigate the origins of the probe into specious allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, a troika is now in place to get to the bottom of the biggest political scandal in American history: the weaponization of the federal government's law enforcement and Intelligence Community to sabotage a rival presidential campaign. It is already public knowledge that the U.S. attorney for Utah, John Huber, was appointed by former A.G. Sessions to investigate the Clinton Foundation and surveillance abuses. Inspector General Michael Horowitz is said to be investigating how...