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  • Never Relent – Why Did The DOJ Release SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner’s Text Messages on February 9, 2018?…

    07/10/2020 10:10:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    Everything is disconnected until somebody connects it. On February 9, 2018, the DOJ released a batch of captured text messages between Senate Intelligence Committee Vice-Chairman Mark Warner and the lawyer for Christopher Steele, Adam Waldman. At the time the texts were released the media narrative surrounded the top-line story that Senator Warner was having back channel discussions to communicate with the author of the now famous Trump dossier, Chris Steele. However, no-one seemed to wonder why these messages were captured, and even more curiously why they were released. Immediately following the release, SSCI member Marco Rubio, the current acting chairman...
  • New Steele evidence strengthens Durham prosecution as frustration over inaction grows

    07/10/2020 1:36:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Bentley Media Group ^ | July 10, 2020 | John Solomon
    A British court decision unmasks new evidence of FBI abuses in the Russia collusion probe. It was in London that the whole Russia collusion caper began four years ago, so it seems only fitting that as the discredited probe enters its final phase that damning new evidence of the FBI’s failures would emerge back in England. This week when a British judge ruled against the former FBI human source Christopher Steele, the decision delivered more than an order for the former spy’s company to pay damages to two Russian businessmen maligned by his dossier. It also introduced new incontrovertible evidence...
  • Flynn Lawyer: The DOJ Has Yet to Hand Over Memo That Stuck a Knife in the Heart of this Witch Hunt

    07/08/2020 4:47:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | July 8, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    The case against Michael Flynn is a corpse. It’s dead. There is no case and yet, this legal circus continues. The former national security adviser under President Trump was the victim of a political assassination attempt. He survived, but the damage is done. Flynn was one of the boogeymen in the Trump-Russia collusion allegation, which was exposed as a total myth. Not shocking since zero evidence of collusion was ever unearthed in that effort by members of the liberal media or Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s hyper-partisan investigative team. It doesn’t mean that they didn’t try—they did—but came up empty.  The...
  • DOJ official Bruce Ohr meets with Senate Judiciary Committee behind closed doors

    06/30/2020 11:01:18 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Justice Department official Bruce Ohr is on Capitol Hill Tuesday, answering questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee behind closed doors, Fox News has learned. The former associate deputy attorney general is one of dozens of individuals the committee subpoenaed earlier this month as part of their investigation of the Russia probe and the FBI's abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in obtaining a warrant to conduct surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Ohr, who did not answer questions about his meeting while he was on his way to the committee, was a key contact inside the...
  • Rand Paul: Veto fake reform of the Patriot Act

    06/16/2020 6:21:29 PM PDT · by RandFan · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 13th | Sen. Rand Paul
    ... The FISA would still be allowed to investigate political campaigns, but new procedural hurdles were put in place. Weak sauce, I say. I offered an amendment to exclude the FISA court from investigating Americans. My logic was that FISA warrants did not require adherence to the Fourth Amendment, so FISA warrants shouldn’t be issued for Americans. FISA warrants ask that a judge ascertain "probable cause" of someone being an agent of a foreign country, and the accused is not allowed to challenge or even know of the warrant. The Constitution, in the Fourth Amendment, requires that a judge ascertain...
  • Chairman Graham Announces Committee to Consider Subpoena Authorization Related to Oversight of FISA Process, Crossfire Hurricane Investigation [Approved today via 12-10 vote]

    06/11/2020 12:40:40 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 45 replies ^ | May 18, 2020 | US Senate Judiciary press release
    Chairman Graham Announces Committee to Consider Subpoena Authorization Related to Oversight of FISA Process, Crossfire Hurricane Investigation WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced that the Committee would debate and vote on a subpoena authorization related to the FISA abuse investigation and oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.Graham’s subpoena authorization covers a number of documents, communications and testimony from witnesses, including James Comey, Andrew McCabe, James Clapper, John Brennan, Sally Yates, and others.The subpoena authorization will be first listed on the agenda for the Committee’s executive business meeting on May 21, 2020. The Committee is...
  • Ex-judge says push to dismiss Flynn case is abuse of power

    06/10/2020 12:54:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 10, 2020 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG
    WASHINGTON -- A former federal judge appointed to review the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss criminal charges against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn said there was evidence of a “gross abuse” of prosecutorial power and that the request should be denied. Former U.S. District Judge John Gleeson said in a filing Wednesday that the government “has engaged in highly irregular conduct to benefit a political ally of the President.” He urged the judge handling the case to deny the motion and argued that Flynn had committed perjury. Gleeson slammed the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the...
  • Sen. Graham refuses to let FISA abuse get pinned on low-level FBI staff: 'I believe it goes to the very top'

    06/07/2020 1:22:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 07 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says that he plans on calling former FBI Director James Comey and former deputy director Andrew McCabe to testify before his Senate Judiciary Committee, because he doubts they were unaware the dossier compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele had been debunked before it was used to get a FISA warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. After former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein denied having knowledge of any altered documents or that the Steele dossier had been disavowed beforehand, McCabe responded by saying that Rosenstein’s claim that he was misled by him or anyone else...
  • VIDEO: Rod Rosenstein Testifies Against Rod Rosenstein

    06/03/2020 12:21:49 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 3, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO The 2018 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified today in the Senate against the 2020 former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over accepting responsibility for signing FISA applications. As you can see the sparks flew due to the 2018 Rod Rosenstein castigating the 2020 Rod Rosenstein on this issue.
  • Where is soon to be ex Judge Emmet Sullivan's Response

    06/01/2020 9:37:20 AM PDT · by unclejohncornbread62dUALclose · 62 replies
    Me | 06/01/2020 | Me
    Due today I thought.
  • House punts on FISA, votes to begin negotiations with Senate

    05/28/2020 1:15:02 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 28 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    The House voted Thursday to request a conference with the Senate over a bill to reauthorize three intelligence programs after it failed twice this week to vote on the legislation. The 282-122 vote allows negotiations between the House and Senate to begin as Congress tries to reach a deal on legislation to reauthorize three lapsed surveillance programs and make some changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, Court. The Senate will also have to vote to formally launch a conference committee. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) talked on Thursday morning...
  • Gohmert: Justice Department LIED to Congress about FISA

    05/28/2020 11:20:04 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | 28 May 2020 | Louie Gohmert
    Wow. Gohmert is on FIRE on the House floor! ------- @RepLouieGohmert Go re-read the Fourth Amendment. We're not supposed to authorize searches & seizures against Americans without the proper due process, without probable cause, without particularly describing the places to be searched & what to be seized & the #FISA court has violated that. Click Excerpt Link for Video! -
  • The “Obstruction of Justice Trap” – Former AAG Matt Whitaker Confirms Mueller Probe Was Used As Weapon to Cover Coup Effort…

    05/28/2020 8:26:05 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 23 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | May 27, 2020 | Sundance
    Whitaker describes this as the “obstruction of justice trap.” Essentially, this approach confirms the second-prong purpose of the Mueller investigation itself. First, use the special counsel in 2017, 2018 and into the beginning of 2019, as a shield (hide information); and secondly a weapon (threats) against any entity who would reveal the background intelligence that undercut the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. We know President Trump was threatened by Rod Rosenstein not to declassify any information in September of 2018 or the Mueller investigation would use that act as evidence of obstruction. Whitaker confirms that same approach was applied toward any executive...
  • House cancels planned Thursday vote on FISA

    05/28/2020 7:00:09 AM PDT · by RandFan · 24 replies
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Thursday that he is cancelling a vote on a bill to reauthorize three intelligence programs, marking the second day in a row that the legislation has been punted. "At the request of the Speaker of the House, I am withdrawing consideration of the FISA Act," Hoyer said in a statement. He also appeared to acknowledge that the bill would not have enough support to pass, noting that Republicans who previously supported it were now expected to oppose it. "The two-thirds of the Republican Party that voted for the bill in March have...
  • Pelosi pulls vote on FISA bill after Trump veto threat

    05/27/2020 10:04:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 27 2020 | Jordain Carney and Chris Mills Rodrigo
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yanked a vote scheduled for Wednesday night on a bill reauthorizing lapsed surveillance programs after opposition from Republicans and progressives made it unclear if it could pass. “Members are advised that votes are no longer expected in the House tonight,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s (D-Md.) office announced shortly after 9:30 p.m. A Democratic aide confirmed that there would be “no further votes” in the House on Wednesday. The decision to pull the vote comes after House Democratic leadership vowed on Wednesday to give the legislation a vote and worked furiously behind the scenes to...
  • House FISA bill suddenly on life support

    05/27/2020 10:31:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 27 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo and Jordain Carney
    A bill to reauthorize three expired surveillance programs is in jeopardy, with President Trump urging Republicans to oppose it and growing concerns from progressives on a key amendment. House Democratic leaders say they still intend to vote on the measure this week, but it’s suddenly unclear if it can muster the 218 votes needed to clear the chamber — despite an earlier version of the bill winning 278 votes in March. Despite the limbo status, Democratic leadership is signaling they will move forward, setting up a showdown on the House floor over the fate of the bill. An update from...
  • When President Trump Veto's the FISA Bill...

    05/27/2020 8:08:38 AM PDT · by RandFan · 27 replies
    27 May 2020 | RandFan
    ... I will make my first donation to FreeRepublic of $50 via PayPal. I feel it could not have happened without FreeRepublic getting the word out. Make no mistake people with influence read this site. So that's why I'm going to chip in. I will keep my word @JimRob! Maybe someone will match me?
  • Breaking: Justice says it will recommend President Trump veto FISA bill

    05/27/2020 7:39:55 AM PDT · by RandFan · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/20 10:16 AM EDT | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Justice Department said on Wednesday that it opposes House-proposed changes to surveillance reform legislation and will urge President Trump to veto the bill if it reaches his desk. The statement, from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, is the latest setback for the legislation, which is currently scheduled to get a vote on the House floor on Wednesday, after Trump on Tuesday night urged GOP opposition to vote against it. The veto threat from the Justice Department is a marked shift from March, when Attorney General William Barr helped negotiate the initial version of the bill with House leadership. The...
  • Rand Paul Warns: Fake FISA Reform moving in the House [Now!]

    05/27/2020 6:34:15 AM PDT · by RandFan · 7 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27th May 2020 | Rand Paul
    @RandPaulFISA fake reform moving in the House - @realDonaldTrump should veto FISA fake reform as long as it still lets this secret court abuse Americans!
  • Trump urges GOP to vote against bill reauthorizing surveillance powers

    05/26/2020 8:41:20 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 26 2020 | Morgan Chalfant and Jordain Carney
    President Trump on Tuesday evening urged House Republicans to vote against a surveillance bill that will be brought to the floor this week after lawmakers reached an agreement to vote on a key provision. “I hope all Republican House Members vote NO on FISA until such time as our Country is able to determine how and why the greatest political, criminal, and subversive scandal in USA history took place!” Trump tweeted, referring to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Trump's tweet comes after months of speculation about whether he would support the bill and less than a day before it is...