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  • Yates, Becerra eyed for possible Biden administration roles: sources

    11/09/2020 1:51:48 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 9, 2020 | Sarah N. Lynch
    Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra are being eyed for possible top cabinet positions in President-elect Joe Biden's administration, said two sources familiar with the discussions. Yates, who currently serves on the advisory board to Biden's transition team, is "no doubt" being considered as a candidate to become the country's next Attorney General, said one of the two, who asked to remain anonymous because no decision has been reached.
  • Ukraine whistleblower lawyer threatens suit against Trump over ICC sanctions

    06/29/2020 11:22:12 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 29, 2020
    An attorney for the whistleblower who sparked President Trump’s impeachment now says he has two clients prepared to sue if the Trump administration follows through with sanctions against the International Criminal Court. Mark Zaid told The Post he represents a pair of US law professors who intend to file a lawsuit if sanctions prohibit or criminalize their pro bono advisory work. Trump signed an executive order this month that allows sanctions against anyone involved in an ICC investigation of Americans or US allies. The order was issued in response to a decision from the court’s appeals chamber that authorized an...
  • Experts Say Retired Military Officers Who Denounced Trump Could Be Prosecuted

    06/13/2020 9:58:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jun 13, 2020 | Matt Margolis
    In recent weeks, President Trump has been publicly criticized by high-ranking retired military officers such as General James Mattis, Admiral William McRaven, General Colin Powell, Lt. General John Allen, and others. These public criticisms, however, are in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), and law experts say these officials could be recalled to active duty and prosecuted. “Retired officers can’t make contemptuous remarks of the commander-in-chief,” John Dowd, a former Marine Corps Judge Advocate and former Trump legal advisor, told Just The News. “They’re all subject to recall. They’re subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice...
  • Trump fires Michael Atkinson, intel watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

    04/03/2020 11:52:50 PM PDT · by Syncro · 51 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Friday, April 3, 2020 | Dave Boyer-
    President Trump on Friday night fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who had deemed “urgent” a whistleblower’s complaint about the president’s actions on aid to Ukraine. In a letter to the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, the president said “it is vital that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general.” “That is no longer the case with regard to this inspector general,” Mr. Trump said. The president said the firing would take effect in 30 days and he will nominate a new candidate, who must be confirmed...
  • Murtha Fights Marine’s Defamation Lawsuit

    11/19/2007 4:28:44 PM PST · by camerakid400 · 99 replies · 90+ views
    CQ.com ^ | Nov 19 2007 | Kathleen Hunter
    Lawyers for Rep. John P. Murtha will appeal a recent ruling advancing a defamation lawsuit brought against the Pennsylvania Democrat by a U.S. Marine under investigation for killing Iraqi civilians. Justice Department lawyers representing Murtha on Nov. 16 filed notice that they planned to appeal a federal district court judge’s Sept. 28 ruling allowing the lawsuit to proceed and ordering Murtha to give sworn testimony in the case. Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich sued Murtha in August 2006, accusing the 17-term congressman of defaming him during a news conference last year on the Nov. 19, 2005 killings of Iraqi civilians...
  • Lessons from Haditha's Quiet Denouement

    01/30/2012 9:44:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2012 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    Six years ago, in Haditha, Iraq, in the wake of a deadly insurgent attack on their convoy, a Marine quick reaction force raided several houses from which they were taking fire. At the conclusion of the action it became clear that a number of Iraqi civilians had been killed, which was duly reported up the Marine Corps chain of command. The command determined that while the deaths were unfortunate, the engaged Marines had not violated the laws of war. Then, early in 2006, a reporter from Time Magazine got wind of the incident, and all hell broke loose. An...
  • General calls for investigation of leak

    01/27/2007 8:20:47 AM PST · by pinkpanther111 · 25 replies · 1,335+ views
    NC Times San Diego ^ | January 26, 2007 | WILLIAM FINN BENNETT
    By: WILLIAM FINN BENNETT - Staff Writer NORTH COUNTY ---- Marine Corps officials confirmed Friday that Lt. Gen. James Mattis has called for an investigation into who leaked documents recently from a massive investigation of the 2005 deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, Iraq. An attorney representing one of eight Camp Pendleton Marines charged in connection with the incident said Friday it was essential Mattis order the probe given the notoriety caused by a Jan. 6 Washington Post article. The newspaper cited interviews with eyewitnesses who allege four of the Marines had gunned down five men. "A lot of...
  • Nolte: Let’s All Thank President John Roberts for Outing the Fake ‘Whistleblower’

    01/31/2020 7:05:27 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Jan 2020 | JOHN NOLTE
    We all owe Chief Justice John Roberts a big thank you for confirming the name of the phony, Deep State whistleblower who launched this stupid impeachment hoax. Eric Ciaramella. Eric Ciaramella. Eric Ciaramella. Eric Ciaramella, a CIA analyst and raging partisan who falsely accused President Trump of impeachable crimes, who has a history of working with former Vice President Joe Biden, and who might have had his own agenda in wanting Biden’s corruption in Ukraine covered up… Yep, that’s him. After much speculation that Ciaramella is the guy, Roberts confirmed it Thursday through his unconstitutional act of commission. Justice Cuck...
  • Shadowy (Obama-Linked) Liberal Group Began Investigating Trump-Ukraine Months Before the ‘Whistleblower’ Complaint

    01/11/2020 12:09:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jan 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Months before a whistleblower complaint that would spark the Democrat effort for impeachment, a shadowy liberal group founded and staffed by Obama administration alums and former Democrat congressional staffers launched an outside investigation into whether President Trump’s allies were seeking “foreign interference” from Ukraine in the 2020 elections. The group, American Oversight, began investigating the issue in May — more than two months before the “whistleblower” filed a complaint alleging Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s main domestic political rivals.” The group’s purpose is to...
  • Haditha: Is McGirk the New Mary Mapes? (Is Haditha a Hoax?)

    06/09/2006 1:01:57 PM PDT · by Babu · 88 replies · 4,136+ views
    THe American Thinker ^ | 6-9-06 | Clarice Feldman
    Evidence accumulates of a hoax in Haditha. The weblog Sweetness & Light has done an estimable service gathering together the articles which cast substantial doubt on the charge of a massacre of civilians at Haditha . Because the blog is too busy gathering and fisking the news, I offered and the publisher accepted my offer to put what he has uncovered in a narrative form. Having done so, I can tell you that the story has a whiff of yet another mediagenic scandal like the TANG memos or the Plame “outing.” While the Marines quite correctly will not comment on...
  • WIKILEAKS BOMBSHELL: Whistleblower’s Attorney Zaid Worked With CIA to Imprison Client

    11/07/2019 3:16:06 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 43 replies
    True Pundit ^ | November 7, 2019 | True Pundit
    This is getting very very interesting. Now surfaces an Intel gem from Julian Assange’s Wikileaks alleging that the lawyer for Adam Schiff’s anti-Trump and Ukraine whistleblower was called out by Wikileaks and Assange for selling out a legal client to the CIA. And the client ended up in prison, according to Wikileaks. Wikileaks previouly hurled a brutal and damning Tweet at attorney Mark Zaid accusing him of selling out a client and working with the CIA to get that client locked up. Sounds familiar. Mark S. Zaid ✔ @MarkSZaidEsq · Nov 23, 2018 Replying to @NaomiPitcairn and 6 others Lol,...
  • Giuliani Puts the DC Swamp on Notice, “I’m Going to Bring Out a Massive Pay-to-Play Scheme

    11/23/2019 11:34:18 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 110 replies
    GP ^ | November 23,2019 | Cristina Laila
    Giuliani reminded the DC swamp that he previously cleaned up mafia in New York and asked them, “Do you honestly think I’m intimidated?” RUDY GIULIANI: “I discovered a pattern of corruption that the Washington press covered up for years! I’m also going to bring out a massive pay-for-play scheme under the Obama Administration that will devastate the Democrat Party. Do you honestly think I’m intimidated? Giuliani presented a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham with evidence of a Democrat criminal conspiracy with Ukrainians to prevent Donald Trump from being President.
  • Whistleblower lawyer lashes out at Jordan: 'I AM TIRED OF YOU LYING IN A HOUSE COMMITTEE ROOM'

    11/19/2019 11:46:39 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 19 2019 | John Bowden
    An attorney representing a whistleblower in the intelligence community who filed an inspector general complaint at the center of the impeachment proceedings lashed out at Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Tuesday, accusing the congressman of lying and spreading conspiracy theories. Andrew Bakaj tweeted Tuesday that Jordan had lied about who the unnamed whistleblower had contacted before filing a report with the intelligence community's inspector general. "Congressman @Jim_Jordan - I AM TIRED OF YOU LYING IN A HOUSE COMMITTEE ROOM IN FRONT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. My client hired ME - no one else in leading up to filing the disclosure...
  • New: A Second Whistleblower Filed A Complaint With ICIG About Eric Ciaramella’s...Fundraising..

    11/12/2019 10:05:07 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 50 replies
    RedState ^ | November 12, 2019 | Elizabeth Vaughn
    Fox News’ Gregg Re has just reported that a second whistleblower, possibly a real one this time, filed a complaint last week with the Intelligence Community Inspector General about the original whistleblower, alleged to be Eric Ciaramella. Re wrote that Ciaramella “may have violated federal law by indirectly soliciting more than a quarter-million dollars from mostly anonymous sources via a GoFundMe page.” So far, 6,000 donors have contributed a total of $227,000. The new whistleblower alleges that these funds: clearly constitute gifts to a current intelligence official that may be restricted because of the employee’s official position pursuant to 5...
  • Thanks, Democrats: Impeachment Gives us the Creepy Child Porn Lawyer

    11/09/2019 4:27:16 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 20 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) First, the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies gave us the Creepy Porn Lawyer; now, they give us the Creepy Child Porn Lawyer. – Mark Zaid, the lawyer for Eric Ciaramella, Adam Schiff’s fake whistleblower, is a very strange man. Since he decided to make himself a public figure last week in his illegitimate defense of his seditious client’s mythical “right to anonymity,” enterprising individuals have dug up all manner of really odd stuff about him, thanks to his habit of mouthing off on social media accounts at Twitter and Instagram. Thanks...
  • Whistleblower’s Atty. Brags About Getting Security Clearances For “Guys Who Had Child Porn Issues”

    11/08/2019 1:50:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/08/2019 | Cristina Laila
    Mark Zaid, one of the lawyers representing CIA leaker Eric Ciaramella, previously bragged about getting security clearances for “guys who had child porn issues.”Mr. Zaid in 2018 was responding to a fellow lawyer on Twitter who had claimed they helped people with past domestic abuse issues get security clearances. “I’ve gotten clearances for guys who had child porn issues,” Zaid responded to an attorney who specializes in helping government employees get security clearances.“Why would the whistleblower’s lawyer brag about this?” GOP operative Arthur Schwartz tweeted over Zaid. Why would the whistleblower’s lawyer brag about this? https://t.co/R8Wz9s81FL— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) November...
  • Whistleblower attorney defends 'coup' tweet, as Trump calls for impeachment probe shutdown

    11/07/2019 9:28:26 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 94 replies
    Mark Zaid, the attorney for the Ukraine call whistleblower, on Thursday defended a series of tweets from 2017 in which he predicted a "coup" against President Trump and promised to “get rid of him” -- saying in a statement the tweets referred to “a completely lawful process.” Shortly after the publication of a Fox News article Wednesday highlighting the stream of anti-Trump tweets, Trump himself lambasted Zaid during a rally in Louisiana, calling the attorney “disgraceful.” After tweeting lightheartedly about the controversy Wednesday night, Zaid sent Fox News a formal statement Thursday in which he said the social media posts...
  • Are the ‘Whistleblower’ and the West Wing Spy the Same Person?

    11/06/2019 9:33:09 AM PST · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    The Stream ^ | November 6, 2019 | Mike Huckabee
    Are the ‘Whistleblower’ and the West Wing Spy the Same Person? When Paul Sperry put a name to the “whistleblower” last week, it was already quite well known in Washington circles who that person was. And a lot was known about his connections to the DNC, John Brennan, Joe Biden and the top tier of FBI officials who had targeted Trump and his campaign.Nevertheless, one of the attorneys for this person, Mark Zaid of Whistleblower Aid, put out a statement saying that the release of Eric Ciaramella’s name “is at the pinnacle of irresponsibility and is intentionally reckless.” That’s right,...
  • Eric Ciaramella Attorney, January 2017: “Coup Has Started” – July 2017: “We Will Remove Him”…

    11/06/2019 2:53:13 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 160 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 6, 2019 | Sundance
    A few people have started looking at the connections behind Mark Zaid, the attorney for CIA “whistleblower” Eric Ciaramella. What is starting to emerge is evidence of what CTH outlined yesterday; the current impeachment process is part of a coup continuum, and everything around the whistleblower is part of a long-ago planned and pre-constructed operation. Two strong examples are very poignant: Mark S. Zaid @MarkSZaidEsq "It's very scary. We will get rid of him, and this country is strong enough to survive even him and his supporters. We have to" 9:45 PM · Jul 1, 2017 AND Mark S. Zaid...
  • 'Coup has started,' whistleblower's attorney said in 2017 posts calling for impeachment

    11/06/2019 2:04:03 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 48 replies
    Mark Zaid, one of the attorneys representing the whistleblower at the center of the Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry, tweeted conspicuously in January 2017 that a "coup has started" and that "impeachment will follow ultimately." Then, in July 2017, Zaid remarked, "I predict @CNN will play a key role in @realDonaldTrump not finishing out his full term as president."