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  • Speaker Mike Johnson Cut His Bad Deal Because Republicans Don’t Want To Cut Spending

    01/15/2024 6:44:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/15/2024 | Christopher Jacobs
    In many ways, Speaker Johnson didn’t bail out Democrats from a tough political predicament as much as he did his own Republican members.The outline of the spending agreement House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., cut with Democratic leaders sounds bad on its face. But the underlying reasons for that agreement seem far worse.As I wrote last week, “Speaker Johnson and Republican ‘leadership’ … bailed the Democrats out of the predicament they put themselves in last May.” To which I should make an important addition: In many ways, Johnson didn’t bail out Democrats from a tough political predicament as much as he...
  • Holder to Biden: No Trump Pardon Without ‘Remorse,’ Acts to Show He Has Turned His Life Around

    07/02/2023 1:49:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/02/2023 | Jeff poor
    On this week’s broadcast of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” former Attorney General Eric Holder suggested President Joe Biden “let the system do its work” in the event of a hypothetical conviction of former President Donald Trump. Holder argued for signs of remorse from Trump and that he had turned his life around before Biden granted the pardon.
  • BREAKING: Biden's DOJ moves to charge Trump with 'seditious conspiracy' in Jan 6 case

    06/30/2023 12:54:08 PM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 127 replies
    The Postmillennial ^ | June 30th, 2023 | unattributed
    It is suggested that 30 to 45 new charges could be brought against the former president.The Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly seeking indictments against several people within former President Donald Trump’s camp as well as the 2024 GOP frontrunner. It is also possible additional charges will be brought against the former president, including seditious conspiracy concerning the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. The Independent reported that the DOJ is making preparations to bring a “superseding indictment” against Trump, meaning that there will be additional indictments brought against an already-indicted defendant. The development could lead to more serious charges...
  • Exclusive: CNN obtains the tape of Trump’s 2021 conversation about classified documents (Another DOJ leak)

    06/26/2023 6:53:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 6/26/2023 | Jeremy Herb
    CNN has exclusively obtained the audio recording of the 2021 meeting in Bedminster, New Jersey, where President Donald Trump discusses holding secret documents he did not declassify. The recording, which first aired on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” includes new details from the conversation that is a critical piece of evidence in special counsel Jack Smith’s indictment of Trump over the mishandling of classified information, including a moment when Trump seems to indicate he was holding a secret Pentagon document with plans to attack Iran. “These are the papers,” Trump says in the audio recording, while he’s discussing the Pentagon attack...
  • Special Counsel Jack Smith asks judge to delay start of Trump trial by 4 months

    06/24/2023 3:45:08 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23 June 2023 | Victor Nava
    Special Counsel Jack Smith on Friday asked a federal judge to push back the start of former President Donald Trump’s trial on charges that he willfully retained national security secrets and obstructed justice. In a court filing, Smith requested US District Judge Aileen Cannon to delay the trial by nearly four months — from Aug. 14 to Dec. 11 — arguing that both the prosecution and the defense need more time to prepare. The special counsel noted that the 77-year-old president’s defense team does not object to moving the date. Smith argued that the Aug. 14 date “would deny counsel...
  • I.R.S. Agent Told Congress of Hunter Biden Invoking His Father in Business Deal

    06/23/2023 11:57:00 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 22, 2023 | Luke Broadwater and Michael S. Schmidt
    A whistle-blower said the tax agency found a message from 2017 in which Hunter Biden pressured a Chinese business partner by saying he was with his father, who was then out of office. The lead I.R.S. agent investigating whether Hunter Biden committed tax crimes told Congress his team uncovered evidence that Mr. Biden had invoked his father, who was then out of office, while pressing a potential Chinese business partner in 2017 to move ahead with a proposed energy deal, House Republicans said. In testimony made public on Thursday, Gary Shapley, an I.R.S. agent since 2009 who supervised the tax...
  • Special counsel Jack Smith offers fake electors immunity in Jan. 6 probe: report

    06/23/2023 12:10:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/2023 | Jared Gans
    Special counsel Jack Smith has reached agreements with at least two fake GOP electors to provide them limited immunity in exchange for testifying before a grand jury investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, CNN reported Friday. People familiar with the situation told the outlet that federal prosecutors have been trying to quickly confirm evidence on the record recently and have refused to grant extensions to subpoenas for testimony for some witnesses. They also said Smith’s office was prepared to compel testimony from witnesses who were given immunity but indicated they would refuse to answer questions under their Fifth...
  • Whistleblower: FBI Tipped Off ‘People Very Close’ To Joe And Hunter Before IRS Investigative Team’s ‘Day Of Action’

    06/23/2023 12:59:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Federalist ^ | JUNE 22, 2023 | EVITA DUFFY-ALFONSO
    Wolf told the team that she didn’t want them asking interviewees about Hunter’s father or ‘the big guy.’ The night before an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) criminal investigation team began looking into Hunter Biden’s tax crimes was set to conduct key interviews and approach Hunter for a consented search of his home, FBI headquarters allegedly tipped off “people very close to President Biden and Hunter Biden,” thwarting the investigation, according to a whistleblower testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee released Thursday. Starting in January 2020, IRS criminal supervisory special agent and whistleblower Gary Shapley and his team of...
  • DHS Chief Alejandro Mayorkas Vows to Reinstate ‘Sanctuary Country’ Orders After SCOTUS Ruling

    06/23/2023 1:11:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/23/2023 | JOHN BINDER
    After the Supreme Court ruled that states lack standing to sue President Joe Biden’s administration for not enforcing federal immigration law, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says he will reinstate the agency’s so-called “sanctuary country” orders that shield most of the nation’s illegal aliens from arrest and deportation. “We applaud the Supreme Court’s ruling,” Mayorkas said: DHS looks forward to reinstituting these guidelines, which had been effectively applied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to focus limited resources and enforcement actions on those who pose a threat to our national security, public safety, and border security....
  • Whistleblowers say IRS recommended far more charges, including felonies, against Hunter Biden

    06/23/2023 2:05:58 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2023 | Marshall Cohen, Evan Perez, Alayna Treene, Lauren Fox, and Holmes Lybrand
    Two whistleblowers told Congress that IRS investigators recommended charging Hunter Biden with attempted tax evasion and other felonies, which are far more serious crimes than what the president’s son has agreed to plead guilty to, according to transcripts of their private interviews with lawmakers. The IRS whistleblowers said the recommendation called for Hunter Biden to be charged with tax evasion and filing a false tax return – both felonies – for 2014, 2018 and 2019. The IRS also recommended that prosecutors charge him with failing to pay taxes on time, a misdemeanor, for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, according...
  • Merrick Garland Says Claims of DOJ Political Bias Are Attacks on American Democracy

    06/23/2023 2:09:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/23/2023 | KRISTINA WONG
    Attorney General Merrick Garland defended the FBI during a press conference on Friday amid Republican frustration over the agency stonewalling their requests for information related to Hunter Biden. “I certainly understand that some have chosen to attack the integrity of the Justice Department as components and its employees by claiming that we do not treat like cases alike,” he said, adding, “This constitutes an attack on an institution that is essential to American democracy and essential to the safety of the American people. Nothing could be further from the truth.” Garland stated: You’ve all heard me say many times that...
  • John Durham Says FBI Agents ‘Apologized’ To Him For Trump-Russia Investigation

    06/21/2023 9:37:57 AM PDT · by CFW · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/21/23 | Arjun Singh
    Former Special Counsel John Durham on Wednesday said FBI agents had “apologized” to him for the Crossfire Hurricane investigation into former President Donald Trump and his campaign from 2016 to 2019, per his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee. Durham, who was appointed Special Counsel to investigate the origins of the investigation into Trump’s campaign – which later revealed that Trump had not colluded with Russia to win the election – interviewed FBI agents who were involved in the investigation. Those FBI agents were ashamed of their work on the investigation, according to Durham, who also said that several other...
  • Bill Barr Says He’d Testify Against Trump In Documents Case If Asked

    06/20/2023 8:51:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/20/2023 | Joseph Lord
    Former Attorney General Bill Barr says he’d be willing to testify against former President Donald Trump in the ongoing case related to Trump’s handling of classified documents as president.Trump is accused of mishandling an array of classified documents, including documents classified as “top secret,” the highest level of classification. Trump has dismissed the investigation, led by President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice, as “partisan” and a “witch hunt.”Now Barr, who has already been critical of his former boss, said he’d be willing to testify against Trump if asked by Special Counsel Jack Smith, who is leading the federal action against...
  • Legal experts say the charges against Hunter Biden are rarely brought

    06/20/2023 2:55:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | June 20, 2023 | By Ryan J. Reilly (D-NBC)
    WASHINGTON — The charges brought against President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden are rarely prosecuted, legal experts say. Like the gun charge, the tax charges are rarely brought against first-time offenders and even more rarely result in jail time, Andrew Weissmann, a former FBI general counsel and NBC News contributor, tweeted Tuesday. "This is if anything harsh, not lenient," he wrote. Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti agreed. "It insults the intelligence of the American people to compare misdemeanor tax charges to a scheme to steal Top Secret documents and obstruct justice when the government asked for them back," he tweeted,...
  • Attorney General William Barr Reveals He Had Intimate Knowledge of Biden Ukraine FD-1023 Investigation in Summer 2020; Failed to Tell American People Joe Biden Was Credibly Accused of Taking $5 Million Foreign Bribe as Vice President

    06/12/2023 1:13:17 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 45 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2023 | Kristinn Taylor
    Trump Attorney General William Barr revealed in an interview with Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream on Sunday that he was intimately involved in the Biden Ukraine bribe FD-1023 investigation in the summer of 2020. Bream did not press Barr on why he failed to inform the American people in the months leading up to the presidential election that Joe Biden had been credibly accused of taking a $5 million bribe from the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma when he was vice president to influence U.S. foreign policy in Ukraine and get a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma fired at the...
  • BREAKING: Biden’s DOJ Tried to Bribe Attorney for Trump’s Valet in Exchange for Testimony Against Trump – Clearly Illegal Act That Threatens Jack Smith’s Case Against Trump

    06/08/2023 7:41:10 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 6/8/2023 | jim hoft
    On Thursday The Guardian reported that Joe Biden’s DOJ attempted to bribe the attorney for Trump valet driver in exchange for testimony against Donald Trump. Clearly, this is an illegal act and it should threaten the case against President Trump. The only criminal act in this entire case is the actions by the Biden DOJ! These people are evil. President Trump posted this on Truth Social on this criminal judicial abuse. Trump was indicted on Thursday. NEW: Lawyer for Trump’s valet under scrutiny in the Mar-a-Lago docs case has alleged in a letter that top prosecutor Jay Bratt...
  • FBI abused spy law but only like 280,000 times in a year

    05/23/2023 3:36:46 AM PDT · by LuigiBonnafini · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | Mon 22 May 2023 | Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    The FBI misused controversial surveillance powers more than 278,000 times between 2020 and early 2021 to conduct warrantless searches on George Floyd protesters, January 6 rioters who stormed the Capitol, and donors to a Congressional campaign, according to a newly unclassified court opinion.
  • The entire government is weaponized against Republicans. There is only one way to fight back

    05/16/2023 8:11:08 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 45 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-16-23 | DrJohn
    The entire government of the US is corrupt. It has been weaponized against Republicans and the worst part is, there's almost nothing we can do about it. The Durham Report was released yesterday. While it found any number of wrongdoings, there is no recourse to remedy it. Crossfire Hurricane was opened without a predicate and FISA warrants were obtained on a false basis. Hillary Clinton fabricated the phony Russian dossier and Obama and Biden were briefed about it so they could take steps to protect Clinton's skullduggery. James Comey killed off two Clinton investigations- one into the fraudulent Clinton Foundation...
  • FBI Informant Was Embedded In Jan. 6 Defense Team, Lawyers Allege

    03/23/2023 5:58:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 22, 2023 | Trevor Schakohl
    At least one Proud Boys member on trial for the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol had a previously-concealed FBI informant set to appear as a witness in their case, a defense attorney said Wednesday. Former Proud Boys national chairman Enrique Tarrio and members Ethan Nordean, Joseph Biggs, Zachary Rehl and Dominic Pezzola are all on federal trial after being accused in a June 2022 indictment of conspiring “to oppose the lawful transfer of presidential power by force.” The government revealed Wednesday that a witness scheduled to appear in the defense case Thursday had been an FBI confidential human...
  • Attorney General Merrick Garland makes surprise trip to Ukraine

    03/03/2023 3:27:51 PM PST · by CFW · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/3/23 | Sarah Rumpf
    Attorney General Merrick Garland made an unannounced visit to Ukraine, where he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to assist Ukrainian officials in pursuing war criminals, Fox News Digital confirmed. On Friday, March 3rd, Garland made the surprise to Lviv, Ukraine at the invitation of the Ukrainian prosecutor general to join President Volodymyr Zelensky at the "United for Justice Conference," Justice Department officials confirmed. Garland's trip was not disclosed "for security reasons."