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  • Once-secret FBI informant reports reveal wider-ranging operation to spy on Trump campaign

    02/25/2021 7:07:51 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | Updated: February 25, 2021 - 7:07am | By John Solomon
    Goal was to find "anyone" inside GOP campaign tied to Russia who could be get dirt "damaging" to Clinton, newly declassified memos reveal. ============================================================= Once-secret reports show the FBI effort to spy on the Trump campaign was far wider than previously disclosed, as agents directed an undercover informant to make secret recordings, pressed for intelligence on numerous GOP figures, and sought to find "anyone in the Trump campaign" with ties to Russia who could acquire dirt "damaging to Hillary Clinton." The now-declassified operational handling reports for FBI confidential human source Stefan Halper — codenamed "Mitch" — provide an unprecedented window...
  • Twice acquitted, Trump possesses many options to reinvigorate MAGA after White House

    02/16/2021 7:24:04 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 6 replies
    Just the News ^ | 2/16/2021 | John Soloman
    Two days removed from his second impeachment acquittal, former President Donald Trump was returning from a day of golf when he was greeted by a throng of flag-waving fans as he neared his Mar-a-Lago estate. The President's Day scene in West Palm Beach, Fla., which included jubilant supporters with signs that declared "Trump won," even impressed Dan Scavino, a veteran of many of his boss' sold-out rallies. "This is unbelievable," the longtime aide tweeted Monday. The spontaneous event was a not-so-subtle reminder that the Twitter-banished, twice-impeached 45th president remains a continuing force inside the GOP. Anyone who thinks otherwise does...
  • Smoking gun: Comey told Clapper FBI unable to 'sufficiently corroborate' Steele — then signed FISA

    02/14/2021 7:56:20 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 15 replies
    Just the News ^ | February 14, 2021 | John Solomon
    The very day in January 2017 that then-FBI Director James Comey signed a FISA surveillance warrant application declaring content from Christopher Steele's dossier had been "verified," he wrote President Obama's outgoing intelligence community chief with a very different assessment of the British spy's intelligence on Russia collusion, a newly released memo shows. "We are not able to sufficiently corroborate the reporting," Comey wrote in a Jan. 12, 2017 email to then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper that was declassified and made public through an open records lawsuit by the Southeastern Legal Foundation. The memo recounts an internal debate inside the...
  • Declassified! The Russia informant transcript the FBI didn't want Americans to see

    01/26/2021 8:50:11 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Just the News ^ | January 26, 2021 - 8:37am | By John Solomon
    In secretly recorded talks with informer Stefan Halper, Carter Page dispelled key Russia collusion allegations before FISA warrant was even approved. Four days before the FBI secured a surveillance warrant against him in fall 2016, Trump campaign adviser Carter Page repeatedly knocked down the key allegations at the heart of the Russia collusion investigation while talking to a government informant who was wearing a wire. Page's unwitting statements of innocence to informer Stefan Halper were never shared with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court before it approved four warrants authorizing a full year of surveillance of Page's communications. Page's exculpatory statements...
  • FBi / DOJ let Comey call the shots after he was Fired to get Trump

    01/25/2021 1:58:46 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 31 replies
    Radio Report John Solomon | 01/25/2021 | Self / Radio John Solomon
    Per John Solomon on the Radio - The FBi and DoJ let James Comey call the shots after he was fired in an attempt to get Trump, John Solomon says that declassified Docs and FOIAs of FBi and DoJ notes show that the agencies let Comey call the shots after he was fired - in their zeal to get Trump.
  • Rush to judgement? Three crucial questions remain unanswered about Capitol siege

    01/13/2021 9:41:58 AM PST · by bitt · 48 replies ^ | 1/13/2021 | john Solomon
    What did Nancy Pelosi know? A prior plot or spontaneous riot? Were there inside facilitators? One thing recent history has taught America is the first storyline of major tragedies or controversies is never the most accurate. Americans were told by the Bush administration that they were sucker-punched by a surprise attack on 9/11 by terrorists, only to learn the CIA and FBI had significant advance evidence of the plot and its players and failed to connect the dots. Susan Rice originally told the nation that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was carried out spontaneously by a mob...
  • How the GOP lost control of Washington, and what comes next

    01/08/2021 6:32:56 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 86 replies
    JUST THE NEWS ^ | Jan 8 2021 | John Solomon
    Now that Democrats are poised to control the White House, Senate and House, the traditional game of finger-pointing and recrimination will begin inside the GOP. The first instinct for politicians will be to assign blame, call names and jockey for position. But the 2020 election wasn't just an election, it was a political watershed in which the rules and strategy for winning were rewritten. The November election (and Tuesday’s Georgia curtain call) wasn't won and lost by the tactics, spending, individual players and messaging in the weeks before Nov. 3, according to interviews conducted with more than three dozen frontline...
  • More than 100 state legislators ask Pence to delay certification of electoral votes by 10 days

    01/05/2021 3:11:15 PM PST · by RandFan · 69 replies
    Just The News ^ | Jan 5 | By John Solomon
    More than 100 state legislators from contested battleground states have asked Vice President Mike Pence to delay by 10 days the congressional certification of the elections in their states so they can have more time to investigate irregularities and illegalities. The dramatic requests, delivered in various letters on the eve of a joint session of Congress, added intrigue and drama to a process that normally is pro forma. While Pence has said he supports lawmakers who are concerned about the conduct of the November election he has not indicated whether he’d be willing to go as far as delaying counting...
  • John Solomon Rips Biden for Assailing Trump Economy He Benefited From

    01/04/2021 10:33:33 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/4/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    JustTheNews Editor in Chief John Solomon didn’t let former Vice President Joe Biden get away with attacking the Trump economy. Especially since several members of Team Biden have made millions from it. As Solomon put it, new financial disclosure reports with the Office of Government Ethics revealed that Biden “and his closest advisers personally fared extremely well during the Trump years, with some raking in millions each.” Specifically, Biden himself “saw an historic rise in income and net worth, scoring at least $16.7 millions in income since Trump took office in 2017, or about three times what he and his...
  • Newsweek Knocks Whole Foods CEO for Blasting Socialism’s Many Failures

    12/01/2020 9:29:51 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/1/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    A top food chain CEO bashing socialism should be news, just not to the ironically named liberal outlet Newsweek. Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey said on Friday that “Socialism has been tried 42 times in the last 100 years and 42 failures ... We have to keep capitalism, I would argue, we need conscious capitalism," according to Newsweek. Instead of just reporting his comments, Newsweek then tried to editorialize and take a shot at his argument: “It's not exactly clear what attempts at socialism Mackey was referring to. Several countries that adopted authoritarian Communism are now free-market economies,...
  • The dozen belated disclosures that turned the tide in Michael Flynn’s case

    11/27/2020 10:16:59 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Just the News ^ | November 27, 2020 | John Solomon
    What a difference three years makes. During Thanksgiving 2017, retired three-star general Michael Flynn was somberly making plans to head to court and plead guilty to a charge of lying to the FBI during a late January 2017 interview, his reputation in tatters and his bank account drained. A day before Thanksgiving this year, a jubilant Flynn took a phone call from President Trump to learn his conviction had been erased by a full pardon. In between, a legal drama of epic proportions unfolded, one that exposed deep flaws with the FBI, the Justice Department and a news media industry...
  • Liberal Law Professor Alan Dershowitz Explains How Trump Could Come Out Victorious

    11/18/2020 9:09:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhallcom ^ | November 18 | Beth Bauman
    Liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz on Tuesday laid out the Trump campaign's legal strategy for winning the White House through a number of legal challenges. According to Dershowitz, the strategy is to pull electoral votes away from former Vice President Joe Biden. "The clock is a double-edged sword in this election because if they don't have enough time but if they can put forward a sufficiently strong case then they may be able to get some Republican Secretaries of States or legislatures to say, 'Look, we just don't have enough time to certify these electors' and if they can bring...
  • Zuckerberg urged transparency in politics, but his election group’s spending remains shrouded

    11/10/2020 8:46:43 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 6 replies
    Just the News ^ | 11/10/2020 | John Solomon
    nder a microscope during a Senate hearing two years ago, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg insisted the key to detecting those trying to influence elections, including foreigners, was transparency. "This is an area where I think more transparency will really help discourse overall and root out foreign interference in elections," Zuckerberg testified in August 2018, a pledge about Facebook political ads that he delivered by providing more information about the ads and their sponsors to users. But Zuckerberg's own influence on the 2020 election — an unprecedented $350 million gambit to route money though the nonprofit Center for Tech and Civic...
  • Michigan county flips back to Trump, following repair of voting software glitch

    11/06/2020 2:05:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    Just The News ^ | Last Updated: November 6, 2020 - 3:33 pm | Daniel Payne
    In the presumed final count, Biden had originally led in the county by roughly 3,000 votes. Revised totals show that Trump won the county by around 2,500. Addressing the alleged software glitch, Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox said Friday during a press conference that "47 counties [in Michigan] use this same software in the same capacity." "These counties that use this software need to closely examine their results for similar discrepancies," she said.
  • Zuckerberg money used to pay election judges, grow vote in Democrat stronghold, memos reveal

    10/20/2020 10:26:16 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    Just the News ^ | 20 Oct, 2020 | John Soloman
    Grant application turned over under federal court order quadruples polling places from primary, promises as many as 800,000 votes from city in November. Only 675,000 voted in 2016. Documents produced by the city of Philadelphia under a federal court order show millions of dollars in nonprofit grant money donated by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is being used to quadruple the number of voting places and massively grow the number of ballots cast in the Democratic stronghold on Nov. 3. The memos were turned over in a federal lawsuit filed by the conservative Thomas More Society, and they detail how city...
  • Flynn case bombshell: FBI analysts bought insurance fearing they'd be sued for misconduct

    09/24/2020 5:47:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Just the News ^ | September 24,2020 | By John Solomon
    FBI analysts working on the Michael Flynn Russia investigation originally planned to end the inquiry in fall 2016 and eventually bought liability insurance fearing they could be sued after their bosses continued to keep the investigation open based on "conspiracy theories," explosive new text messages showed Thursday. "We all went and purchased professional liability insurance," one analyst texted on Jan. 10, 2017, just 10 days before Trump took office. "Holy crap," a colleague responded. "All the analysts too?" "Yep," the first analyst said. "All the folks at the Agency as well." "Can I ask who are the most likely litigators?"...
  • Media unwilling to explore Hunter Biden business dealings, author Peter Schweizer says

    09/15/2020 3:10:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Bentley Media Group ^ | September 11, 2020 | Alex Nitzberg
    Peter Schweizer says that the mainstream media has largely failed to show significant interest in the business dealings Hunter Biden conducted during his father's vice presidential tenure. ... a media double standard by suggesting reporters would more fully cover the story if it pertained to the Trump family. Joe Biden's claim that he never discussed these matters with his son is ludicrous. He and his son are very close. They talk about the fact that they are very close and they talk all the time," Schweizer said during an interview on the John Solomon ... But the mainstream media has...
  • Enemies list? State Department monitored 13 Americans' social media in possible legal violation

    09/01/2020 5:33:12 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies ^ | 9/1/2020 | john Solomon
    Memos detail effort to monitor social media of Fox News personalities Hannity, Ingraham and Dobbs, as well as president's son Don. Jr. and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Officials at the U.S. embassy in Kiev ordered the monitoring of 13 prominent Americans' social media accounts during the early days of the Ukraine scandal in spring 2019 and later were informed their activities potentially violated the Privacy Act, according to State Department memos made public on Tuesday. The memos, released under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, show those targeted for monitoring included President Trump's...
  • CIA conduct during Russia assessment may be next boomerang in probe of investigators

    09/01/2020 6:45:24 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies ^ | 8/31/2020 | john Solomon
    DNI hints new declassification coming soon. Some want it to be a congressional complaint to the CIA inspector general questioning the Obama intelligence assessment on Russian intentions. By his own admission, ex-CIA Director John Brennan chafed at being questioned earlier this month by federal prosecutor John Durham about the Obama administration's intelligence assessment that Russia’s meddling in 2016 election was designed to help Donald Trump. Brennan "questioned why the analytic tradecraft and the findings of the ICA are being scrutinized by the Department of Justice, especially since they have been validated by the Mueller Report and the bipartisan Senate Select...
  • Ukrainian flagged as intel danger to Trump had extensive contact with Obama officials, memos show

    08/25/2020 4:16:41 AM PDT · by gattaca · 11 replies
    Just the News ^ | August 24, 2020 | John Solomon
    Obama State Department considered Konstantin Kilimnik a ‘sensitive source,’ Senate report now identifies him as Russian intel officer. In December 2015, the Obama State Department and its ambassador in Kiev were upset over a negative story about then-Vice President Joe Biden ahead of his visit to Ukraine. So a U.S. embassy official turned to a "sensitive source" for help. "Thank you very much for looking into this and very sorry to ask," U.S. embassy official Alexander "Sasha" Kasanof wrote businessman Konstantin Kilimnik in a Dec. 6, 2015 email obtained by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators and reviewed by Just the...