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  • Trump Team Refuses Special Master Demand In Order To Guard Against ‘Subsequent Indictment’

    09/20/2022 9:01:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Republic Brief ^ | 09/20/2022 | Lisa Carlisle
    In early September, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon approved Trump’s request for a special master to oversee the review of all the evidence seized in the raid and also temporarily blocked parts of the DOJ investigation pending the appointment of the special master. She ultimately appointed Judge Raymond Dearie as the special master to review the details and legality of the raid on Trump’s private Florida estate. Judge Cannon had ruled against a DOJ request to delay the proceedings and continue to look at the documents separately from the special master. During the raid, passports belonging to former President Trump...
  • Special master questions Trump's claims about Mar-a-Lago docs being declassified

    09/20/2022 8:26:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/20/2022 | Kara Scannell, Marshall Cohen and Tierney Sneed,
    Judge Raymond Dearie, the special master overseeing the seizure of documents from Mar-a-Lago, signaled on Tuesday to lawyers for former President Donald Trump that if they don't make a case that any of the documents were declassified, he would determine that they're classified. Out of court, Trump has pushed the claim he declassified all the documents, and his lawyers have raised that possibility in court papers, though they have never explicitly argued that anything was declassified. Federal prosecutors have argued for weeks that documents seized from Mar-a-Lago that contain classification markings -- like "top secret" -- should be treated as...
  • Former AG William Barr Skeptical of Trump Declassification Claim; Trump Responds

    09/03/2022 10:30:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 09/03/2022 | Zachary Steiber
    The claim by former President Donald Trump that he declassified the documents with classified markings found at Mar-a-Lago was challenged Sept. 2 as “highly improbable” by former Attorney General William Barr. “I can’t think of a legitimate reason why they could be taken out of the government, away from the government, if they’re classified,” who was attorney general during the Trump and George H.W. Bush administrations, said during an appearance on Fox News. “I frankly am skeptical of this claim that ‘I declassified everything,’ because, frankly, I think it’s highly improbable and second, if in fact, he stood over scores...
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley Demands Answers from FBI Director Wray on Mar-a-Lago Raid

    08/13/2022 7:29:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 13, 2022 | Nick Gilbertson
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is demanding answers from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray regarding Monday’s raid of former President Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. On Thursday, the conservative titan and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent Wray a list of questions concerning the unprecedented raid in Palm Beach, Florida, among other topics, including Hunter Biden. The FBI’s execution of a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago was reportedly about documents Trump may have taken with him when he left office last year. Grassley began by asking Wray about his knowledge of the raid before it happened, what...
  • Does the president have 'the ability to declassify anything at any time'?

    08/12/2022 4:33:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 115 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | May 16, 2017 | Louis Jacobson
    One of the members of Congress who commented after the newspaper’s revelations was Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho. According to CNN, he told reporters, "The minute the president speaks about it to someone, he has the ability to declassify anything at any time without any process." The majority ruling in the 1988 Supreme Court case Department of Navy vs. Egan -- which addressed the legal recourse of a Navy employee who had been denied a security clearance -- addresses this line of authority. "The President, after all, is the ‘Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States’"...
  • Trump authorizes 'total' declassification of ALL documents related to Hillary's email scandal and the 'Russia hoax' as he calls the FBI 'scum'

    08/09/2022 8:11:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    fightwithkash.com ^ | 8/9/2022 | Matthew Wright & Keith Griffith
    President Donald Trump said that he has 'fully authorized' the total declassification of any and all documents pertaining to Russia collusion, calling the investigation a 'hoax.' The tweets about the documents were mixed in with a torrent of tweets made by Trump on Tuesday, who made 42 tweets and retweets in under an hour. 'I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax,' he said in the Tuesday evening tweet. 'Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!' He later added: 'All Russia...
  • Mystery solved: DOJ secretly thwarted release of Russia documents declassified by Trump. Department used last-minute privacy concerns to halt release, then ignored direct order from president to make memos public.

    07/20/2022 6:03:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    https://justthenews.com ^ | Updated: July 20, 2022 - 12:34am | By John Solomon
    In the final hours of the Trump presidency, the U.S. Justice Department raised privacy concerns to thwart the release of hundreds of pages of documents that Donald Trump had declassified to expose FBI abuses during the Russia collusion probe, and the agency then defied a subsequent order to release the materials after redactions were made, according to interviews and documents. The previously untold story of how highly anticipated declassified material never became public is contained in a memo obtained by Just the News from the National Archives that was written by then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows just hours...
  • Biden Issues Executive Order Directing Release of Some 9/11 Documents

    09/03/2021 6:55:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    epoch times ^ | 9/3/2021 | jack phillips
    With the 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaching, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that directed the release of some documents related to the incident. The executive order directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other agencies to start a review of documents and requires Attorney General Merrick Garland to release declassified information in the coming months. “We must never forget the enduring pain of the families and loved ones of the 2,977 innocent people who were killed during the worst terrorist attack on America in our history. For them, it was not only a national...
  • Transparency thwarted? Two weeks after Trump declassified Russia memos, most aren't released

    02/05/2021 11:48:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Just The News ^ | 02/05/2021 | John Solomon
    More than two weeks after Donald Trump officially declassified the evidence, the vast majority of documents detailing FBI and Justice Department failures in the now-discredited Russia collusion investigation remain out of public view in a delay that has thwarted the former president's goal of sweeping transparency.Multiple officials tell Just the News that the documents yet to be released include:less redacted versions of the flawed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants that allowed the FBI to target former Trump adviser Carter Page and the Trump campaign for a full year without producing any evidence of wrongdoing._ the confidential human source handling documents...
  • An NSC Staffer Is Forced Out Over a Controversial Memo

    08/02/2017 1:09:07 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 2 2017 | Rosie Gray
    A top official of the National Security Council was fired last month after arguing in a memo that President Trump is under sustained attack from subversive forces both within and outside the government who are deploying Maoist tactics to defeat President Trump’s nationalist agenda. His dismissal marks the latest victory by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster in the ongoing war within Trump’s White House between those who believe that the president is under threat from dark forces plotting to undermine him, and those like McMaster who dismiss this as conspiratorial thinking. Rich Higgins, a former Pentagon official who served in...
  • Trump authorizes declassification of all Russia collusion, Hillary Clinton email probe documents

    10/06/2020 10:15:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/07/2020 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump on Tuesday said he has “fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents” related to the Russia investigation and the FBI’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. “I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!”, the president tweeted Tuesday night. “All Russia Hoax Scandal information was Declassified by me long ago,” Trump tweeted. “Unfortunately for our Country, people have acted very slowly, especially...
  • BREAKING: President Trump Authorizes Total Declassification of All Documents Related to Spygate, Hillary Email Scandal – WITH NO REDACTIONS

    10/06/2020 5:57:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 383 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/06/2020 | Cristina Laila
    President Trump Tuesday night went scorched earth and authorized the total declassification of all documents related to the Russia hoax, Spygate and Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.“No redactions!” Trump said. “I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!” Trump tweeted. I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions! https://t.co/GgnHh9GOiq— Donald J....
  • Next declassification could flip Russia collusion script, point to effort to hurt Trump

    09/28/2020 4:32:09 PM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 9/28/2020 | john Solomon
    Former NSC official says some evidence cut against claim Russia was helping Trump. The Trump administration is preparing one of its biggest declassifications yet in the Russia case, a super-secret document that could flip the collusion theory on its head four years after the FBI first started its investigation. Multiple officials familiar with the planned declassification, which could happen as early as this week, told Just the News that the new evidence will raise the specter that Russian President Vladimir Putin was actually trying to hurt President Trump, not help his election in 2016, as the Obama administration claimed. The...
  • Senate, Do not Acquit! Instead, Render Null & Void Ab Initio As Defective Impeachment!

    02/03/2020 11:14:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/20 | Andrew Benjamin
    Let's not give Nancy Pelosi and her obviously filled-with-hate, malicious and malevolent band of America-and-constitution-hating thugs the last word Two principles in law nullify, make voidable, and void, a defective and unconstitutional impeachment. As if it never happened! * Ab Initio - ” translates as “from the beginning.” (Initio is a form of the noun initium, meaning “beginning,” which gave rise to such English words as initial, initiate, and initiative.) Ab initio...is also used as an adjective meaning “starting from or based on first principles”...
  • Trump: I Don’t Think I Can Work With Democrats After Impeachment

    02/03/2020 9:35:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    More to the point, Donald Trump doesn’t think Democrats can work with him either. In his Super Bowl interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump complained bitterly about the “damage” done to his family and the country in the impeachment and trial. “I’d like to” work with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Trump told Hannity, but they’re so dishonest and obsessed with winning that he doesn’t think it’s possible.That sounds like exactly what Pelosi and Schumer would say, too: HANNITY: Two hundred and seventy days from now, I guess the ultimate jury –the American people — go to...
  • Maine Schools Sent Into Lockdown After Threat Mentioning Susan Collins

    02/02/2020 11:38:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | January 31, 2020 | Eesha Pendharkar
    A threat made Friday that mentioned U.S. Sen. Susan Collins forced several schools from Machias to Bangor and Aroostook County into a “soft lockdown.” School remained in session, but no one could enter or leave the buildings without authorization. A business in Orono received the threat Friday morning through a “vague, email message,” according to Orono High School Principal Reg Ruhlin. Scott Porter, the superintendent of Machias schools, said the threat specified Collins and listed high schools in Bangor, Brewer, East Millinocket, Caribou, Houlton, Madawaska, Jonesport, Machias and Harrington. School districts did not see the actual message, according to Brewer...
  • Wiretap abuse report gives Michael Flynn, other Trump associates a new opening for vindication

    02/02/2020 6:10:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, February 2, 2020 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Justice Department’s wiretap abuse report is providing new arguments for two Trump associates and a Russian entrepreneur trying to clear their names but suffering court setbacks, so far. The Dec. 9 report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael D. Horowitz exposed a string of abuses by FBI agents and lawyers in obtaining four Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) wiretaps on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. On Jan. 30, Mr. Page filed a lawsuit in Chicago against the Democratic National Committee and its law firm, Perkins Coie. The DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign financed the Kremlin-source dossier the...
  • Comey: America will survive Trump acquittal

    02/01/2020 11:12:53 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02-01-20 | Caitlin Yilek
    Former FBI Director James Comey said America has weathered dark times in the past, which proves it can survive President Trump being acquitted by the Senate. “When I was a little kid, the United States seemed to be coming apart,” Comey, 59, wrote in an opinion piece for the Washington Post. Comey cited the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, as well as the protests against the Vietnam War and desegregation. “War and death and disorder dominated the news,” he wrote. “There is a natural human tendency to think we live...
  • Roberts visibly reacts to Warren's impeachment question about his 'legitimacy' without trial witnesses

    01/30/2020 11:15:16 PM PST · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 30 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Chief Justice John Roberts seemed visibly irritated when Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., formally asked a question during President Trump's impeachment trial Thursday that referenced him and questioned the legitimacy of the Supreme Court and Constitution in relation to the proceedings. In accordance with Senate rules, the chief justice of the United States must read aloud the questions posed by senators to the impeachment managers and the president's counsel. Roberts formally recognized Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, who then submitted her written question to a clerk. Roberts read her question from the card -- which referenced him.
  • Patrick Philbin Nails Adam Schiff on Whistleblower Contact and for Hiding Evidence

    01/29/2020 4:55:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Deputy White House Counsel Patrick Philbin shredded House Intelligence Committee Chairman and lead Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) for his contact with the Ukranian whistleblower, which led to the impeachment inquiry, and eventually the current trial. As it currently sits, we are still in the dark about what role Schiff and his staff played in the whistleblower's inquiry. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) presented the question on behalf of Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO). "Is it true that Shawn Misco and Abigail Grace and the alleged whistleblower were employed by or detailed by the National Security Council in...