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  • Were There Any International Agencies NOT Spying On Trump?

    05/21/2019 3:35:48 PM PDT · by Richard William I · 9 replies ^ | 05/21/2019 | Richard Williamz
  • 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...
  • White House tells McGahn to defy House subpoena, as DOJ asserts 'immunity'

    05/20/2019 2:24:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2019 | Brooke Singman, John Roberts | Fox News
    President Trump has directed former White House Counsel Don McGahn to skip a House Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for Tuesday, citing a Justice Department opinion that he cannot be compelled to testify about his official duties. In a statement released Monday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders blasted Democrats for continuing to pursue Trump investigations, saying they want a "wasteful and unnecessary do-over" in the wake of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe -- and describing the subpoena for McGahn as part of that. "The House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to try and force Mr. McGahn to testify...
  • READ: White House letter defying subpoena for McGahn's testimony

    05/20/2019 1:20:02 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Scribd ^ | 05/20/19 | Staff
    White House letter refusing McGahn's testimony to Congress White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) released by the White House
  • Judge upholds House panel subpoena for Trump financial records

    05/20/2019 2:43:55 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 65 replies
    District Judge Amit Mehta on Monday ruled in favor of a subpoena issued by the House Oversight Committee for President Trump's financial records from the accounting firm Mazars. In a 41-page-long opinion, Mehta found that "President Trump cannot block the subpoena to Mazars."
  • Judge signals swift ruling in Trump lawsuit over Cummings subpoena

    05/14/2019 11:19:01 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 14-05-19 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    A federal judge on Tuesday gave lawyers for President Trump and Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee until the end of the week to make their final arguments on whether the court should uphold a subpoena requesting Trump’s private financial records. District Judge Amit Mehta, during the first court hearing in D.C. over the subpoena issued by Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) for records from the accounting firm Mazars, said he considers the matter to be “fully exhausted” after hearing arguments from attorneys on both sides. And he promised to quickly issue a ruling on the matter.
  • Judge upholds House panel subpoena for Trump financial records [Obama Appointed]

    05/20/2019 2:48:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    The (s)Hill ^ | 5/20/19 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    District Judge Amit Mehta on Monday ruled in favor of a subpoena issued by the House Oversight Committee for President Trump's financial records from the accounting firm Mazars. In a 41-page-long opinion, Mehta found that "President Trump cannot block the subpoena to Mazars." ....Mehta also denied a request from Trump lawyer William Consovoy that he issue a stay on the ruling while they appeal the decision to a higher court, meaning that the House Democrats could quickly obtain the president's financial records if Mazars complies with the request before an appeals court potentially intervenes.
  • It Happened Again: Trump Administration Slaps Away Another Subpoena Issued By House Democrats

    05/17/2019 6:05:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies ^ | May 17, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    The Trump administration isn’t backing down from their war with House Democrats. We all saw this coming miles away. The Trump administration partially based on the fact that this was a crew that was going to fight for the forgotten American and they have. The House Democratic majority was elected in 2018 to fight the Trump agenda. There is no room for cooperation. There is no room for compromise. In other words, it’s what I love about our political system: conflict. Gridlock is a good thing. Division and partisanship is a good thing, and the more of it, the more...
  • Nellie Ohr deleted emails sent from husband's DOJ account

    05/16/2019 6:52:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2019 01:52 PM | Daniel Chaitin |
    Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, told her husband she was deleting emails sent from his government account. The revelation comes as both Ohrs remain under intense scrutiny for their ties to Fusion GPS and British ex-spy Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier that was used to obtain warrants to wiretap a member of President Trump's 2016 campaign. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained a series of April 2016 emails from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Justice Department that show a correspondence between the Ohrs, an aide to Bruce Ohr named...
  • Yekaterinburg cathedral protests: Beginning of the new Russian revolution

    05/16/2019 9:49:55 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Thus the revolution begins,” the SerpomPo telegram channel says, with the population ready to come into the square to defend its rights and dignity against the powers of “the mafia state, in this case, the state’s church department,” a segment of the regime which has failed to draw the necessary conclusions from its Ukrainian losses. The church hierarchs “continue to conduct themselves boldly, hoping that the bosses will provide them protection forever,” forgetting that they and their protectors have fallen into “two ‘black holes,’ corruption in the state and corruption in the church. “The atmosphere in the country is changing...
  • President Vladimir Putin's Election Gambit

    05/14/2019 11:19:40 PM PDT · by kathsua · 42 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 05/14/19 | Reasonmclucus
    There is no evidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a master at the board game called "chess", but he is a grand master at a real life version of the game. In 2016. he began an operation to discredit the American system of elections. He took advantage of the basic stupidity of many American politicians and journalists to create the delusion that he had colluded with Donald Trump to affect the presidential election. Putin was a Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB, the highly effective Soviet Secret Police. If the Russians had been trying to elect Trump, any Russian contact...
  • 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.
  • No ‘do-over’ on Mueller probe, White House lawyer tells House panel

    05/15/2019 11:01:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2019 | Carol D. Leonnig and Josh Dawsey
    he White House’s top lawyer told the House Judiciary Committee chairman Wednesday that Congress has no right to a “do-over” of the special counsel’s investigation of President Trump and refused a broad demand for records and testimony from dozens of current and former White House staff. White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s letter to committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) constitutes a sweeping rejection — not just of Nadler’s request for White House records, but of Congress’s standing to investigate Trump for possible obstruction of justice. In his letter, Cipollone repeated a claim the White House and Trump’s business have begun making:...
  • Too Big to Fail: Dems Won’t Let the Russia Witch-hunt End

    05/14/2019 3:52:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | May 13, 2019 | Harmeet Dhillon
    As far as the Democrats are concerned, the Russia collusion witch hunt is too big to fail.After their two-year, $35 million investigation of the Trump Campaign failed to take down President Trump, they’ve grown increasingly desperate to continue earning returns on their political investment in national division, strife, and false accusations.Ever since Special Counsel Robert Mueller determined that there was no collusion with Russia and declined to charge the president with obstruction of justice, the Democrat Party came up with yet another shady plan to undermine the administration — trying to lure civilians on the sidelines, including President Trump's eldest...
  • Petition to Indict Sarah Palin

    01/16/2011 2:52:04 PM PST · by Ballygrl · 141 replies
    salonblog ^ | 1/8/11 | Sr. Stuart Jean Bramhall
    Please sign the on-line petition to indict Sarah Palin for incitement to violence, related to designating Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords with a gun target on her websiteHere's the link to the petition: Link to Petition
  • Louie Gohmert: ‘This Came Very Close to Being the First Successful Coup’ in U.S. History

    05/13/2019 1:21:12 PM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 May 2019 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) warned that America “came very close” to suffering its “first successful coup,” describing Robert Mueller’s operation — marketed as an “investigation” by authorities — as an attempt to usurp a duly elected president. He offered his remarks in a Friday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Gohmert said, “It’s time for Republicans to say, ‘Enough already. You have put this country through hell. You have let these ridiculous allegations that we now see are totally bogus get you the majority in the House.’ But if the American people will wake up, and...
  • Trump repeats unsubstantiated claims of 'coup' attempt after former FBI lawyer knocks them down

    05/13/2019 1:56:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | May 13, 2019 | by Cheyenne Haslett (D-ABC)
    President Donald Trump on Monday repeated unsubstantiated claims that efforts by law enforcement to investigate the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia were part of a "coup." The president's tweeted reference to a "coup" -- short for "coup d'etat," the French phrase for a government overthrow -- elevates claims from conservative voices including Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton and pro-Trump commentator Dan Bongino. The president also attacked the FBI as having "no leadership," an insult aimed at FBI Director Chris Wray, whom Trump nominated to replace former FBI Director James Comey. Wray testified before Congress last week that he wouldn't...
  • Admission by Nadler threatens Democrats' effort to drag William Barr before federal judge

    05/12/2019 8:36:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2019 | By Jeff Mordock
    As Democrats push forward with a plan to haul Attorney General William Barr before a federal judge for contempt of Congress, a stunning admission by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler could torpedo that case, legal experts say. The House Judiciary Committee last week took the first step toward holding Mr. Barr in contempt for defying a Congressional subpoena demanding special counsel Robert Mueller’s “full unredacted” report along with all the supporting evidence. Republicans say he even rejected an amendment that sought to carve grand jury information out of the subpoena, issued in March. But Mr. Nadler now says he...
  • Comey says 'it sure looks like' Trump had criminal intent to commit obstruction of justice

    05/09/2019 6:55:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 99 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2019 | Kate Sullivan
    Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that "it sure looks like" President Donald Trump had criminal intent to commit obstruction of justice during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. At a CNN town hall in Washington, Anderson Cooper asked Comey whether, based on the redacted version of Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, he believed Trump had criminal intent to commit obstruction. "It sure looks like he did, in connection with a couple episodes -- the direction to (former White House counsel) Don McGahn to get the special counsel fired is to my mind a flaming example"...
  • Barr jokes about contempt vote against him at farewell ceremony for Rod Rosenstein

    05/09/2019 1:32:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 9, 2019 | by Pete Williams
    Rod Rosenstein was "one of the Justice Department's most important leaders in its history," said former attorney general Jeff Sessions Thursday at a farewell ceremony for the deputy attorney general. On Thursday, Rosenstein was praised by Sessions, Attorney General William Barr, FBI Director Chris Wray, and other officials during a ceremony in the Justice Department's ornate Great Hall. Barr was deputy attorney general when Rosenstein first arrived at the Justice Department in 1990. "In those days, the deputy job was a lot different. But I'll tell you now, the attorney general job is a lot different also. This must be...