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  • Court to unseal Christopher Steele deposition

    02/28/2019 6:34:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    The depositions given by former British spy Christopher Steele and a longtime associate of John McCain must be unsealed, a federal judge said Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro overruled the objections of both Steele and David Kramer to make the depositions public. The pair gave testimony in a lawsuit brought against BuzzFeed in December 2018 by a Russian Internet entrepreneur. The businessman, Aleksej Gubarev, was referenced in the infamous dossier compiled by Steele about President Trump’s alleged connections to Russia. Gubarev objected to BuzzFeed’s publishing of the dossier in January 2017, which accused him of using his companies...
  • A Government of Social and Behavioral Nudges

    10/13/2015 10:30:54 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 3 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 10/13/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    On September 15, 2015, Barack Obama signed an Executive Order with the intent on implementing “Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People.” The Executive Order (EO) is based on a “growing body of evidence demonstrating that behavioral science insights — research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them — can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people.” Furthermore, the EO continues, “Where Federal policies have been designed to reflect behavioral science insights, they have substantially improved outcomes for the individuals, families, communities,...
  • FBI doing an internal review of possible misconduct in Trump-Russia probe

    05/24/2022 1:33:27 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2022 | Marshall Cohen
    (CNN)The FBI is conducting an internal review into possible misconduct related to the Trump-Russia investigation, including potentially improper handling of a surveillance warrant that was used early in the investigation, an FBI agent revealed Tuesday in federal court. FBI supervisory agent Curtis Heide testified that an administrative inquiry is underway, and that multiple FBI agents are being scrutinized, including himself. Heide said the inquiry is being handled by the FBI's Inspection Division, which conducts internal audits and can refer any wrongdoing it finds to the Office of Professional Responsibility, which can recommend discipline or even firings.
  • Handwritten Notes From 2017 Show FBI Agents Mislead DOJ On The Trump-Russia Investigation

    05/19/2022 5:25:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | MAY 19, 2022 | HANS MAHNCKE AND STEPHEN MCINTYRE
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann is currently on trial for lying to the FBI about his role in pushing data pertaining to alleged communications between Trump and the Russian Alfa Bank. According to Special Counsel John Durham, Sussmann lied when he brought that data to the FBI’s General Counsel James Baker as part of the Clinton campaign’s efforts to trigger an FBI investigation of her opponent, Donald Trump. Specifically, Sussmann allegedly wrote Baker a text message claiming he was not representing anyone in providing the information when, in fact, he was representing the Clinton campaign. In a surprising move,...
  • Halper student who invited Carter Page to Cambridge introduced Mitt Romney to long-time Brennan

    08/02/2019 8:35:11 AM PDT · by ptsal · 12 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | August 02, 2019 | J.E. Dyer
    [FULL TITLE] Halper student who invited Carter Page to Cambridge in 2016 introduced Mitt On Sunday morning, 28 July 2019, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) spoke with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News and emphasized a name to her: Steven Schrage, an American with a background in politics and government who organized the conference at Cambridge University in 2016 at which Carter Page met Stefan Halper. Nunes raised the name with Robert Mueller during Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. Nunes said that Steven Schrage (pronounced shrah-gee, with a hard “g”), had actually invited Page to attend the conference. Its dates...
  • Has Peter Strzok testified before a Durham grand jury?...And - what Durham has collected thus far

    01/31/2022 5:46:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    Technofog ^ | January 29, 2022 | Staff
    The Evidence Thus Far. In this post I’ll be detailing the evidence, testimony, and documents we know – or can assume – Special Counsel John Durham has obtained during his investigation. By no means is this an exhaustive list; certainly, he has more information, documents, correspondence, etc. than we realize. There are unknown witnesses who have testified before a grand jury or have been interviewed by Durham’s team. There are issues he’s investigating out of the public knowledge. His investigation is remarkably tight-lipped. As far as we know, they aren’t leaking to the press for publicity or to put pressure...
  • The FBI Abused Secretive Surveillance Program, Court Finds

    04/28/2021 8:20:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/28/2021 | Zachary Steiber
    The FBI continued abusing the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act program, including searching for information on people who had gone to the bureau to report they were victims of a crime, a newly declassified document shows. The Epoch Times One FBI information specialist between April 11, 2019, and July 8, 2019, conducted approximately 124 queries of information obtained through secretive methods under the act, or FISA, which permits warrantless surveillance of foreigners outside of the United States. The surveillance can and has been used to ultimately obtain information on Americans. The searches included looking at information for people who had...
  • In Final Days, Trump Gave Up On Releasing Russiagate Files, Nunes Prober Says

    02/26/2021 7:35:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 26. 2021 | Aaron Maté
    The House Intelligence Committee's Kash Patel said senior intelligence officials 'continuously impeded' their release – usually by slow-walking their reviews of the material.After four years of railing against “deep state” actors who, he said, tried to undermine his presidency, Donald Trump relented to U.S. intelligence leaders in his final days in office, allowing them to block the release of critical material in the Russia investigation, according to a former senior congressional investigator who later joined the Trump administration.Kash Patel, whose work on the House Intelligence Committee helped unearth U.S. intelligence malpractice during the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane probe, said he does...
  • DOJ Watchdog Criticizes Trump’s Firing of IGs, but Omits Key Facts in Matter

    02/25/2021 2:23:23 PM PST · by yoe · 6 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | February 24, 2021 | Jeff Carlson
    Michael Horowitz, the (Justice Department inspector general) who wrote the Dec. 9, 2019, Review of Four FISA Applications, recently reaffirmed his earlier statements that Trump fired two inspectors general “for doing their jobs” and called Trump’s presidency “a challenging time … particularly in the last year” during a Feb. 10 ( online discussion) hosted by Harvard Law School and moderated by Jack Goldsmith.[snip]Neither man acknowledged Trump’s early actions in shutting down travel from China on Jan. 31, 2020, nor did Horowitz exhibit any signs of disagreement with Goldsmith and Woodward, although he was clearly more careful with his wording.At one...
  • FISA Abuse Investigation | January 15, 2021 Handling Agent 1: Interviewed on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    01/15/2021 10:33:07 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    judiciary.senate.gov ^ | January 15, 2021 | Released By Lindsay Graham, Senate Judiciary
    Some are not able to access the pdf documents linked by Lindsay Graham on the judiciary.senate.gov website today.You may want to try accessing the PDF for this file directly:Handling Agent 1 Redacted FINAL.pdf (senate.gov) For those unable to access the PDF, I converted the document to plain text and posted it below. It's 159 pages in length. There are redacted portions of text in the releases represented by black boxes in the PDF. In the text version below, readactions are simply missing from the document. For example, page 4 includes the title of the person's position followed by a comma...
  • https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/fisa-investigation

    01/15/2021 6:46:24 PM PST · by ransomnote · 46 replies
    judiciary.senate.gov ^ | January 15, 2021 | Senate Judiciary
    FISA Abuse InvestigationJanuary 15, 2021Chairman Graham released 11 transcripts of interviews conducted during the Senate Judiciary Committee's inquiry into the origins and aftermath of the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation. (press release)Handling Agent 1: Interviewed on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (Transcript)Michael B. Steinbach: Interviewed on Friday, June 12, 2020 (Transcript)Stephen C. Laycock: Interviewed on Monday, June 15, 2020 (Transcript)Dana J. Boente: Interviewed on Monday, June 22, 2020 (Transcript)Bruce Ohr: Interviewed on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (Transcript)Stuart Evans: Interviewed on Friday, July 31, 2020 (Transcript)Supervisory Special Agent 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 (Transcript)Jonathan Moffa: Interviewed on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 (Transcript)Deputy Chief, Counterintelligence...
  • U. S. Senate Releases FISA Abuse Documents

    01/15/2021 12:18:07 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    At link.
  • Devin Nunes Tells The Truth Until It Hurts

    01/04/2021 7:03:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 4, 2021 | Mollie Hemmingway
    The more Rep. Devin Nunes was attacked, the more he wanted to understand what was behind the Russia collusion narrative. His opponents couldn't have been more wrong in how to contain him.In early December 2016, Devin Nunes was growing suspicious.The political and media establishment, still struggling to cope with the news of Donald Trump’s victory, was beginning to claim that Russian cyber meddling explained the surprising outcome. On Dec. 9, 2016, big media outlets such as the New York Times and Washington Post began laying out the contours of what would become the dominant and relentless media narrative of the...
  • Lesley Stahl Is Wrong And Trump Is Right: The Obama Administration Spied On The Trump Campaign

    10/26/2020 7:32:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 26, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    ‘60 Minutes’ and Lesley Stahl falsely reported it is 'unverified' that the Obama-Biden administration spied on Trump’s campaign in 2016. Last week, President Trump’s team released 38 minutes of unedited video capturing his contentious sit-down with Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes.” Sunday evening, CBS broadcast clips of the interview and amazingly let air proof of Trump’s charge that the media is fake news: “60 Minutes” and Stahl falsely reported that it is “unverified” that the Obama-Biden administration spied on Trump’s campaign in 2016. Trump and not Stahl raised this scandal, as the unedited video showed, after he reversed roles with...
  • Carter Page’s Book Shows How The Left Will Ruin Patriots To Get Power

    09/10/2020 9:30:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 10, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    It isn’t Carter Page who should be apologizing to his family for what they’ve gone through. It’s the Crossfire Hurricane team, the members of the special counsel team, and the press. The media contacts began in July 2016. First, it was the Wall Street Journal. The Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, and CNN soon followed. The questions posed — all similar — perplexed Carter Page.No, he hadn’t met with Igor Sechin or Igor Divyekin while in Russia. No, Page hadn’t suggested the new administration would lift sanctions if then-candidate Donald Trump won the presidency.It was not until years later...
  • D.C. Court Endorses Continued Legal Harassment Of Michael Flynn

    09/01/2020 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 1, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    That the majority of the D.C. Circuit cannot see that Judge Sullivan has a vendetta against Michael Flynn makes one wonder if they are blinded to their own bias as well? In an 8–2 decision, the D.C. Circuit yesterday denied Michael Flynn’s petition for a writ of mandamus that would have ordered district court Judge Emmett Sullivan to dismiss the criminal charge against Flynn. While the majority’s opinion presented a methodical analysis, devoid of the partisanship Sullivan displayed in handling the case against Trump’s former national security advisor, only politics can explain the D.C. Circuit’s decision. Here’s why. Flynn’s attorney,...
  • New York Times Manipulates FBI Lawyer’s Guilty Plea To Hide Real Spygate News

    08/17/2020 8:50:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 17, 2020 | Molly Hemmingway
    Because they were co-conspirators in the hoax, too many in the corporate media are serving as obstacles to holding the FBI and other powerful government agencies accountable for their actions. A New York Times reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for his role perpetrating the Russia collusion hoax was tasked with framing the news that a former top FBI lawyer was to plead guilty to deliberately fabricating evidence against a Donald Trump campaign affiliate targeted in the Russia probe. The resulting article is a case study in how to write propaganda.Adam Goldman broke, and cushioned, the news that former FBI...
  • How The Obama Administration Weaponized Surveillance Laws To Target Trump

    05/21/2020 7:18:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 21, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    Federal surveillance laws put in place after Nixon were supposed to protect U.S. citizens. The Obama administration used them to spy on political opponents. The drip-drip-drip of newly declassified documents related to the Trump-Russia investigation, together with recent reports that a classified leak against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn might not have come from an unmasking request, leaves little doubt that the Obama administration weaponized federal surveillance laws to target Trump associates and undermine the incoming administration.The story thus far is complex, but it reveals a disturbing abuse of power by the Obama administration that suggests congressional reform of...
  • GOP Sens. ‘Increasingly Concerned’ Surveillance Of Trump Campaign Began Before Crossfire Hurricane

    05/20/2020 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Two top Republican senators have expanded their request for records related to the “unmasking” of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to include information prior to the start of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane operation, which began in July 2016. On Wednesday, acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified the names of those in the White House involved in revealing Flynn’s identity as a U.S. citizen corresponding with a foreign actor, as requested by Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Flynn had held discussions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition as the...
  • The Defense Becomes the Prosecution

    05/17/2020 5:28:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2020 | Gil Gutknecht,
    If you are among the many who are beyond frustrated over the legal abuses that General Michael Flynn has endured, be of stout heart. The worm is about to turn. Clutching to the hope of a last-second Hail Mary pass, CNN gushed as they introduced the “esteemed” retired judge appointed by Judge Emmet Sullivan to take up the never-ending persecution of General Michael Flynn. “Nearly three decades ago,” CNN said, “John Gleeson made his name by successfully prosecuting the man known as ‘The Teflon Don.’” This turn represents the last slender reed upon which they and their fellow travelers might...