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  • It’s Long Past Time For Congress To Break Up The FBI

    05/23/2022 9:51:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Federalist.com ^ | May 23, 2022 | Joe Popularis
    The D.C. bureaucracy and specifically the intelligence agencies have long become powers unto themselves, and a threat to our democracy.The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s long history of abusing its power is once again prominent amid the continued expose by Special Counsel John Durham. His prosecution is demonstrating the FBI’s use of its power to deploy federal intelligence assets against political opponents of Democrats. The FBI routinely intervenes in politics, such as when the FBI assisted the Hillary Clinton campaign in painting former President Donald Trump as a Russian intelligence asset, as Durham’s investigation is emphasizing with more evidence. By getting...
  • New DOJ Notes Reveal FBI Panic After Trump Tweeted He Knew He Was Being Spied On

    05/10/2022 7:27:57 AM PDT · by blam · 58 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-10-2022 | Jeff Carlson and Hans Mahncke via The Epoch Times,
    Newly released notes taken by high-level Department of Justice (DOJ) officials during a March 6, 2017, meeting with FBI leadership expose some of the lengths the FBI engaged in to cover up its spying on the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump. The notes were released on May 8 by lawyers representing former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann as part of an effort to clear him on charges of having lied to the FBI. The notes, in reality, appear to do little to exonerate Sussmann but do provide quite a bit of information on the FBI. The meeting at...
  • Abuse of Power: How The FBI Raid On Project Veritas Helped Protect The New York Times

    12/01/2021 7:52:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/01/2021 | Joy Pullman
    Several observers have pointed out the terrible optics and even worse legal and cultural implications of the FBI’s raids earlier this month on three undercover journalists’ homes. Since the reporters’ organization, Project Veritas, is a political opponent of the American regime, the raids echo government behavior in unfree countries such as Russia, China, and Turkey.Yet there’s another, less remarked, aspect to this story. It’s the raids’ effect of protecting a longtime, top-tier deep state information operations partner, The New York Times.Project Veritas is a threat to The New York Times, not only in some of its undercover reporting about Times...
  • FBI Raids Project Veritas Writers . . . Over A Missing Biden Diary?

    11/07/2021 6:29:15 PM PST · by bitt · 18 replies
    jonathanturley.org ^ | 11/7/2021 | Jonathan Turley
    There is a curious story out this weekend on reported FBI raids of writers or associates of Project Veritas, the conservative investigative journalism outfit. Project Veritas has been described variously as “Gonzo” or “guerilla” journalism and some insist it is more of a political than a press organization. However, it fits the definition of journalism, in my view, and that makes the raids troubling. All the more troubling is the cause: the missing diary of President Biden’s daughter Ashley. [Update: The FBI reportedly also raided O’Keefe’s home] The New York Times reported that the FBI searched two locations in New...
  • Nathaniel DeGrave. January 6th Political Prisoner. A Personal Account

    10/30/2021 12:51:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    Twitter Thread Reader ^ | 10 29 2021 | Nathaniel DeGrave
    Dear fellow Americans: I never thought I'd write a letter like this, but we’re living in very different times. This is my cry for help. My name is Nathan DeGrave, and as a non violent participant at the Jan 6th rally, I’ve spent the last 9 months detained as a political prisoner in pod C2B at the DC DOC…otherwise known as DC’s Gitmo. The conditions here for Jan 6ers have been inhumane. In fact, some inmates are even begging to be transferred to GUANTANAMO BAY, where even THEY have more acceptable standards. Class action LAWSUITS are being filed against this...
  • Katie Hill Got Knocked Up By a Journo Who Defended Her During Her Sex Scandal

    10/20/2021 2:12:14 PM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 62 replies
    jimtreacher.substack.com ^ | 10/20/2021 | Jim Treacher
    Two years ago next week, deep in the mists of time before the Chinese virus, a California congresswoman named Katie Hill was forced to resign from the U.S. House of Representatives because she got caught banging her staffers. Ever since, Hill has tried to frame herself as a champion for women, claiming her resignation was a reaction to “revenge porn.” She says her ex-husband leaked nude pictures of her, including one where she’s brushing the hair of one of her female staffers. And she claims she resigned because she didn’t want the scandal to be a distraction from impeaching Trump,...
  • Second U.S. judge questions constitutionality of lead felony charge against Oath Keepers in Capitol riot

    09/08/2021 11:53:20 PM PDT · by blueplum · 44 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08 September 2021 | Spencer S. Hsu
    A second federal judge in Washington questioned whether the lead felony charge leveled by the government against Capitol riot defendants is unconstitutionally vague, as 18 Oath Keepers accused in a conspiracy case urged the court on Wednesday to toss out a count carrying one of the heaviest penalties against them. U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta asked how federal prosecutors distinguish felony conduct qualifying as “obstructing an official proceeding” of Congress — punishable by up to 20 years in prison — from misdemeanor offenses the government has charged others with, such as shouting to interrupt a congressional hearing. “Essentially, what...
  • Gov Disputes Harassment Charges [semi-satire]

    08/09/2021 10:25:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 August 2021 | John Semmens
    New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced that her investigation concludes that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) sexually harassed at least 11 women during his terms as the state's governor. James emphasized that "the charges are credible, substantiated and corroborated. Laws were broken." However, James has declined to recommend that criminal charges be brought against the Governor. At a press conference he called to refute the accusations, Gov. Cuomo insisted that "I never touched anyone inappropriately. Every kiss, caress, pinch, and pat were expressions of the love and appreciation I felt for these voluptuous babes." He then unveiled a slide...
  • MSNBC's McCaskill Fears Americans Won't Watch Partisan Dem Hearing

    07/27/2021 5:36:40 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 43 replies
    mrcNewsBusters ^ | 27 July 2021 | Bridget O'Neal
    But what I'm talking about are a huge swath of Americans that are not watching Fox, that are busy trying to figure out if they can afford to retire, or if their mother is being taken care of in the nursing home, and they are not paying as close of attention now. And what I'm hoping is once those people, once this starts hitting the airwaves, and once it starts coming up on social media we will pull back in the tens upon millions of Americans that know it was bad but maybe don't know how bad it was and...
  • A January 6 Detainee Speaks Out

    07/23/2021 12:04:04 PM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    AmGreatness ^ | July 22 | Julie Kelly
    He corroborates accounts from other detainees, including reports of abuse by prison guards, inedible food, and zero access to the outdoors, religious services, or physical activity. Joe Biden’s Justice Department notched another victory last week in the agency’s sprawling investigation into the January 6 protest on Capitol Hill against Biden’s presidency. On Wednesday, Michael Curzio pleaded guilty to one count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol building. The government offered the plea deal to Curzio’s court-appointed attorney in June; Curzio faced four misdemeanor charges, including trespassing and disorderly conduct, for his role in the Capitol breach. Curzio will...
  • Pelosi says Jan. 6 committee will proceed despite GOP 'antics'

    07/22/2021 10:11:58 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published 1 hour ago | Marisa Schultz
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Thursday said the Jan. 6 committee will continue to seek the truth about the cause of the deadly Capitol attack despite GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy pulling all his Republican members from serving on the panel. "It's my responsibility as Speaker of the House to make sure we get to the truth on this, and we will not let their antics stand in the way of that," Pelosi said Thursday during a news conference at the Capitol. Pelosi on Wednesday blocked two of McCarthy's five appointments from serving on the committee – Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio,...
  • Judge eyes sanctions on pro-Trump lawyers who claimed voter fraud

    07/12/2021 2:34:41 PM PDT · by Coronal · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 12,2021 | Jan Wolfe, David Thomas
    WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday appeared likely to reprimand Sidney Powell, a former campaign lawyer for Donald Trump, and other attorneys over a lawsuit they filed in Michigan seeking to overturn Democratic President Joe Biden's election victory. U.S. District Judge Linda Parker in Detroit suggested the pro-Trump lawyers should have investigated the Republican former president's voter fraud claims more carefully before suing. "Should an attorney be sanctioned for his or her failure to withdraw allegations the attorney came to know were untrue?," Parker said during a court hearing via video conference. "Is that sanctionable behavior?"...
  • MSNBC’s Melber: Manhattan DA Has ‘Thrown the Kitchen Sink’ at the Trump Organization

    07/02/2021 5:56:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/01/2021 | Pam Key
    MSNBC anchor Ari Melber said Thursday on his networks breaking news coverage of the Manhattan District Attorney’s case against the Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg that prosecutors threw the kitchen sink at them. Melber said, “They have thrown the kitchen sink at the Trump Organization and Allen Weisselberg. This is very bad news for the Trump Organization because the DA’s taken an aggressive tact, indicting the entire Trump Organization in reference to the payroll company and others. If you were the company hoping to pin this on the employee or get out of it as far as the DA...
  • VIDEO: New York AG Assures Us that Prosecution of Weisselberg Is Not Political

    07/01/2021 3:03:46 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 1, 2021 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOLike many of you, I thought that the prosecution of the Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg was politically motivated as a way to "get" President Donald Trump. However, the calm words of New York Attorney General Letitia James convinced me of the absolute professionalism of the authorities in the Empire State. As you can hear for yourself, James is definitely not obsessed with "getting" Trump.
  • Trump Organization is given Monday deadline to persuade prosecutors not to file charges over its financial dealings after CFO Allen Weisselberg 'refused to help the investigation'

    06/27/2021 11:05:59 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 28 2021 | JAMES GORDON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and WIRES
    New York prosecutors have told former President Donald Trump's attorneys and those working for the Trump Organization that they must respond by Monday with any last arguments as to why criminal charges shouldn't be filed against his family business. The Washington Post, citing two people familiar with the matter, said the deadline was another strong signal that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and New York Attorney General Letitia James are considering criminal charges against the company as an entity. On Friday, the New York Times reported that Vance could announce charges against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer,...
  • VIDEO: The FBI is a Large-Scale Jussie Smollett Operation

    06/26/2021 8:50:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Rumble ^ | June 25, 2021 | Dinesh D'Souza
    VIDEOThe FBI is now a Jussie Smollett operation. What I mean is the agency seems to have developed a specialty in faking incidents of racial terror and then "solving them"--all to foster a false narrative for which there is no actual evidence.
  • BREAKING: Rudy Giuliani’s Law License Suspended Over ‘Demonstrably False’ Statements

    06/24/2021 8:51:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 82 replies
    https://www.mediaite.com ^ | By Joe DePaoloJun 24th, 2021, 11:38 am
    Rudy Giuliani’s law license has been suspended. In a ruling handed down by the New York State Supreme Court Thursday, the state’s Attorney Grievance Committee successfully moved to have the former New York mayor’s license suspended. Specifically, Giuliani’s actions related to his defense of former President Donald Trump were to blame, according to the court. “We conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at...
  • Unless Checked, Judges’ Power to Unfairly Punish Could Be Used Against January 6th Defendants

    06/23/2021 5:51:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2021 | Bob Barr
    Most Americans understand that in our system of justice, a person is “innocent until proven guilty” and that someone cannot be punished if they are not guilty. Bedrock due process, right? Not necessarily. For years, many judges have punished individuals who appear before them even though they have been determined to be innocent. These judges, all of whom have taken an oath to uphold our Constitution, are basically thumbing their nose at jurors who had determined the government failed to meet its burden of “proof beyond a reasonable doubt.” Unfortunately, this practice has not been halted either by the U.S....
  • Nina Simone's grandaughter says Kamala Harris 'bullied' her mother to the point she 'almost killed herself'

    06/20/2021 5:25:50 PM PDT · by blueplum · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | 20 Jun 2021 | Evie Fordham
    Legendary singer Nina Simone’s granddaughter accused Vice President Kamala Harris of causing the family to lose control of Simone's estate ..."As I said before, Ask her why she separated my family," she continued. "Ask her why my grandmothers estate is in SHAMBLES now. Ask her why we as her family no longer own the rights to anything. Ask her why she bullied my mother in court and my mom almost killed herself from the depression." A 2016 settlement regarding the Nina Simone Charitable Trust refers to Harris multiple times for her "primary responsibility for supervising charitable trusts in California" as...
  • US couple who pointed guns at BLM protesters plead guilty

    06/18/2021 4:32:22 AM PDT · by EBH · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/17/2021
    Mark and Patricia McCloskey agreed to give up the guns used in the 28 June confrontation in St Louis, Missouri. Mr McCloskey, 63, pleaded guilty to misdemeanour fourth-degree assault and was fined $750 (£538). His wife, 61, pleaded guilty to misdemeanour harassment and was fined $2,000. Because the charges are misdemeanours, the personal injury lawyers can keep their law licences and continue to own firearms. Judge David Mason accepted their guilty pleas, but rejected their request to donate Mr McCloskey's rifle in a fundraiser, US media said. A grand jury had indicted the couple on felony charges, which would have...