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  • Senate Report Concludes Russia Used Paul Manafort, WikiLeaks To Boost Trump In 2016

    08/18/2020 10:08:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Reuters via Huffington Post ^ | 08/18/2020 | Mark Hosenball
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia used Republican political operative Paul Manafort, the WikiLeaks website and others to try to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election to help now-U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign, a Senate intelligence panel report said on Tuesday. WikiLeaks played a key role in Russia’s effort to assist Republican Trump against Democrat Hillary Clinton and likely knew it was helping Russian intelligence, said the report, which is likely to be the most definitive public account of the 2016 election controversy. The report found President Vladimir Putin personally directed the Russian efforts to hack computer networks and accounts affiliated with...
  • The Mysterious Journey of an FBI Leak Investigation…

    07/16/2020 5:37:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    In January of 2017 California Senator Dianne Feinstein abdicated her position as Vice-Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). Upon the initiation of a new congress, and two weeks before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Virginia Senator Mark Warner took the SSCI Vice-Chair seat…. and that’s how things get started. Amid a concerted effort to resist the incoming administration the Russia Collusion Conspiracy was launched. Politicians, the U.S. intelligence apparatus and DC beltway media united in common purpose to push a Trump-Russia narrative. Within the early days of that effort, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence initiated...
  • Rubio steps in to lead Senate Intelligence Committee

    05/18/2020 9:54:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2020 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will temporarily become chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Republican leaders announced, taking charge of the panel at a time of turnover and tension in the nation’s intelligence community. Rubio will replace North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, who said last week that he would step aside after federal agents examining his recent stock sales showed up at his home with a warrant to search his cellphone. Friday was Burr’s last day in the position. Along with House and Senate leaders and the top Democrat and Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rubio will now have access...
  • Maddow: Richard Burr DOJ Investigation Could Be Retaliation for Senate Inquiry on Trump-Russia Collusion

    05/15/2020 6:06:27 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-15-2020 | Jeff Poor
    Maddow: "It was a dramatic thing today. When the chairman of the very powerful intelligence committee in the Senate stepped down from his chairmanship, it was all the more dramatic for it to have happened because the FBI executed a search warrant and seized his cell phone from him at his house. The seizure of Senator Richard Burr’s cell phone is apparently part of the FBI investigating him selling up to $1.7 million in stock in mid February ... But one of the absolutely unique ways in which our current federal government is so terrible right now is, that...
  • Burr turns over phone, Feinstein questioned by FBI in possible insider trading probe

    05/15/2020 2:00:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NBC 'News' via Yahoo ^ | 5/14/20 | Pete Williams, Phil Helsel, Julie Tsirkin, Kasie Hunt, Michael Kosnar, Leigh Ann Caldwell
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., on Thursday temporarily stepped aside as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee after the FBI seized his cellphone and questioned Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., as part of a possible insider trading investigation. Burr faced pressure to step aside as head of the powerful committee after the FBI seized his cellphone as part of a search warrant, senior law enforcement official confirmed to NBC News. "The work the Intelligence Committee and its members do is too important to risk hindering in any way," the North Carolina Republican said in a statement. "I believe this step...
  • Feinstein spoke to FBI about her husband's stock trades, handed over documents

    05/14/2020 10:41:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 14 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) spoke to the FBI and handed over documents last month related to recent stock transactions by her husband that have come under public scrutiny. "Senator Feinstein was asked some basic questions by law enforcement about her husband’s stock transactions. ...She was happy to voluntarily answer those questions to set the record straight and provided additional documents to show she had no involvement in her husband’s transactions," a spokesman said. Feinstein's conversation with the FBI took place in April and the spokesman said that "there have been no follow up actions on this issue." Feinstein's husband sold...
  • FBI Deliver Search Warrant to Senator Richard Burr – Seize Cell Phone (Impartiality Optics)

    05/13/2020 11:44:23 PM PDT · by Hostage · 48 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 14, 2020 | Sundance
    It likely takes a lot of main justice approvals to serve a search warrant for the device of the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). The Chairman of the powerful committee also sits on the congressional oversight team known as the gang-of-eight. According to the Los Angeles Times the FBI served a search warrant on North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr Wednesday. The warrant appears connected to an ongoing investigation on whether or not Burr violated a law that prevents members of Congress from trading insider information they learn from their work. According to the report...
  • Sen. Burr's brother-in-law sold off stocks before crash on same day as Burr: report

    05/07/2020 7:50:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    The same day that Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., sold off at least $628,000 worth of stocks before the market crashed, his brother-in-law also dumped a significant amount of shares, according to a new report from ProPublica. The report, citing a public financial disclosure form from Burr's brother-in-law Gerald Fauth -- who serves on the National Mediation Board (NMB) -- reveals that Fauth sold between $97,000 and $280,000 worth of stocks in a total of six transactions on Feb. 13, 2020. Burr's sales that day, soon before the coronavirus panic tanked the market, reportedly led to the Securities and Exchange Commission...
  • Which Story Is Bigger News: Richard Burr, Andrew Gillum, Or Ilhan Omar?

    03/25/2020 11:41:09 AM PDT · by lasereye · 24 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian. ^ | March 23, 2020 | Francis Menton
    Perhaps you sometimes have the impression that the American mainstream news media might be a little slanted, but you’re just not sure. If so, you might want to consider the question of the different treatment of three political scandals currently in the news: those involving Republican Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina, Democratic former candidate for Governor of Florida Andrew Gillum, and Democratic Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Unless you are a news junkie, there is probably a 50/50 chance that you are not even aware of the scandals involving Gillum and Omar. On the other hand, you would have to...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/20/2020 Newsdump Friday

    03/20/2020 9:06:36 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/20/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The coronavirus death rate in the US is just over 1.25 percent of cases but first.... North Korea firing two short range missiles Saturday morning local time.... Saying the fight against Islamic State has made progress and out of concern for the coronavirus pandemic the US-led coalition in Iraq is reducing its military presence... At least two dozen Afghan police and military killed with others missing following an attack by Taliban connected forces.... The troubled US aircraft maker Boeing is getting a bailout from the federal government.... Moving to distance herself from the situation is the former UN Ambassador and...
  • Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Jim Inhofe made stock trades before coronavirus pandemic

    03/20/2020 7:40:40 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/20/2020 | Noah Manskar
    Two more senators made hefty stock sales before the coronavirus pandemic tanked global markets, records revealed as two other lawmakers who dumped millions in shares faced mounting calls to resign. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Jim Inhofe sold as much as $6.4 million worth of stock in the weeks before panic about the coronavirus sparked a worldwide selloff, according to disclosure filings first reported by the New York Times. The additional revelations came amid widespread outrage toward GOP Sens. Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler, who reportedly sold shares after getting briefings on the coronavirus threat.
  • Tucker Carlson Calls for Senator Burr to Resign and Face Prosecution Over $1.7M Stock Dump Unless He Has an ‘Honest Explanation

    03/19/2020 7:30:33 PM PDT · by rintintin · 138 replies
    Mediaite ^ | MAR 19, 2020 | JOE DEPAOLO
    There has been outrage across the political spectrum over a shocking report that Senate Intelligence chair Richard Burr (R-NC) dumped as much as $1.7 million in stock just before the market tanked, despite publicly maintaining that the government was on top of the coronavirus. Thursday night on Fox News, Tucker Carlson completely tore into the senator from the Tar Heel state. In a scathing end-of-show commentary, Carlson called on the senator to either justify his actions, or step down and be indicted. “Maybe there is an honest explanation for what he did,” Carlson said. “If there is, he should share...
  • Sen Burr Dumped Up to $1.6 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness

    03/19/2020 3:24:04 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 8 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 3/19/20 | Robert Faturechi
    Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant percentage of his stocks, unloading between $582,029 and $1.56 million of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 29 separate transactions.
  • Trump's new intel chief makes immediate changes, ousts top official

    02/21/2020 5:52:07 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 21 2020 | Brooke Seipel
    President Trump's new acting director of national intelligence, Richard Grenell, has already made major changes at the agency, including ousting the No. 2 official. Former acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire and his deputy, Andrew Hallman, resigned on Friday. According to The New York Times, Grenell told Hallman, who has worked for national intelligence and the CIA for three decades, that his service was no longer needed. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) praised both Maguire and Hallman for their service after their resignations were announced. “For nearly four decades, Joe Maguire has dedicated his career to securing...
  • Atkinson’s SSCI Confirmation Transcript Shows Senator Warner Focus on Whistle-blower Controls…

    12/27/2019 7:02:24 PM PST · by bitt · 18 replies
    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) holds confirmation authority over leaders appointed to the intelligence community. Chairman Burr and Vice-Chairman Warner participated in the IC effort to target and remove President Trump from office. You might remember recently how Burr and Warner would not support Rep. John Ratcliffe for Director of National intelligence under the auspices of Ratcliffe not having enough “experience” within intelligence operations. However, those same “experience” concerns were absent when they approved dirty ICIG nominee Michael Atkinson. Reminding ourselves how ICIG Atkinson manipulated the ‘whistle-blower’ regulations to permit hearsay from CIA operative Eric Ciaramella; and knowing...
  • A Burr in Nunes’ Saddle: The North Carolina Senator was wrong about the FISA order.

    12/14/2019 4:50:47 AM PST · by karpov · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 13, 2019
    In February 2018, California Rep. Devin Nunes released a four-page memo on “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” The memo included two key claims: that the now-discredited Steele dossier “formed an essential part” of the Carter Page application, and that the application was compromised. Though Mr. Nunes has now been vindicated by Inspector General Michael Horowitz, at the time he was widely derided. Those who dismissed him included his Republican counterpart chairing the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr. In a July 24 story headlined “Burr breaks with Nunes,” CNN quoted...
  • UPDATE: Bill Barr Indicts 8 Including Mueller Top Witness for Funneling Millions in Foreign Donations to Adam Schiff, Hillary Clinton and Top Senate Democrats

    12/08/2019 10:09:17 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 106 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec. 8, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: UPDATE: Bill Barr Indicts 8 Including Mueller Top Witness for Funneling Millions in Foreign Donations to Adam Schiff, Hillary Clinton and Top Senate Democrats
  • Durham’s Trail Leading to SSCI – Ali Watkins Never Slept With James Wolfe – It Was a Cover Story….

    10/21/2019 1:04:29 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 96 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/20/2019 | sundance
    With media reporting that U.S. Attorney John Durham has expanded the timeline and scope of his investigation into U.S. government and intelligence community activity during the 2016 election, there’s an interesting quote from NBC: …”Justice Department officials have said that Durham has found something significant, and that critics should be careful.”… The expanded investigative timeline is now into May 2017 when Mueller was appointed special counsel, and would mean all of the preceding (and surrounding) activity leading up to Mueller would be reviewed. With that carefully in mind…. During the 2016 effort to weaponize the institutions of government against the...
  • Local news to GOP senators: Prove you aren't 'owned' by the NRA (Barf)

    08/13/2019 4:31:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    After the horrific mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, a local news station in North Carolina wants to know if the state's two Republican senators will stand up to the NRA. "Do something!" the Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) wrote in a Monday editorial, urging Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis to take swift decisive action to enact gun safety legislation. "Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis need to let the North Carolinians know who ranks at the top of their priority list," the CBC editorial urged. Burr has received just shy of $7 million from the NRA while Tillis...
  • diGenova: Sen. Burr’s subpoena of Donald Trump, Jr. is all about political theater

    05/14/2019 5:59:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2019 | Joseph diGenova
    If you’re confused as to why Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., joined forces with Democrats to drag Donald Trump Jr. in for another round of questioning after he had previously given nearly 27 hours of congressional testimony, you aren’t alone. Of course, President Trump’s son isn’t even a politician, a public official, or tangentially involved in the workings of the government. He is a private citizen whose main involvement in public life is supporting his father and the America First political agenda that’s creating a record number of jobs across the country. The subpoena is especially troubling because...