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  • Durham. Carter Page Says FBI Agent Used Fake Name During Interviews

    09/16/2021 9:02:46 AM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/20 | Chuck Ross
    Attention John Durham, reference Stephen Somma “Carter Page alleged in a lawsuit filed last week that an FBI counterintelligence agent used an alias during interviews with him in 2017. A retired FBI official who has worked in undercover operations says that an agent using an alias in that situation would be highly unusual. Page said in the lawsuit that Stephen Somma, a veteran counterintelligence agent, introduced himself as Steve Holt during their interviews. An inspector general’s report criticized Somma’s actions during the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane probe. (Snip) According to Page, veteran FBI counterintelligence agent Stephen Somma introduced himself as Steve...
  • Her Leaks Exposed Global Financial Corruption. Now She Is In Prison.

    09/04/2021 6:17:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 3 Sept 2021 | David Mack
    ...she is a whistleblower who sent suspicious activity reports to BuzzFeed News after trying in vain to work through lawful channels. Her actions became the basis for the global FinCEN Files investigation. They also described her disclosures as “unparalleled in FinCEN’s history,” having sent approximately 50,000 documents, including 2,000 SARs, to Leopold over the course of a year and running searches within internal systems at his request.
  • Trump Pardons Another 26 People, Including Roger Stone, Paul Manafort

    12/23/2020 5:56:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2020 | al Reuters contributed to this report.
    President Donald Trump on Dec. 23 issued pardons for another 26 people, among whom are former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and longtime adviser Roger Stone. He also pardoned Charles Kushner, a real estate developer and the father of his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The president also commuted part or all of the sentences for three other people. The latest actions, coming just after Trump arrived in Palm Beach, Florida, for the holiday season, marks a second wave of clemency actions in the last two days, and brings the number of people Trump has pardoned or commuted sentences for to 49. Manafort...
  • CBS NEWS obtains 94-page declassified FBI spreadsheet, widely cited by IG Horowitz

    10/12/2020 4:58:13 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 33 replies
    @CBSNews obtains 94-page declassified FBI spreadsheet, widely cited by IG Horowitz, but not public until now. Recently released to Senate investigators, the FBI spreadsheet was part of a broader effort to corroborate the Steele dossier claims. While lightly redacted, the bureau spreadsheet shows the FBI relied heavily on media reporting to back up claims about Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and others. IG Horowitz faulted the FBI over lack of corroboration + evidence of circular reporting. reporting in the @carterwpage FISA + then not correcting the court record once the connection with Steele was known. Tim Gill Sr, a former senior...
  • How Paul Manafort promoted Russian disinformation that has been embraced by Trump

    08/20/2020 6:31:49 PM PDT · by elpadre · 20 replies
    Thw Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2020 | Rosalind Helderman
    <p>The effort began only days after Paul Manafort resigned as chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in August 2016.</p> <p>Manafort faced scrutiny for accepting millions in off-book payments from pro-Russian Ukrainian officials — an uncomfortable situation for the longtime lobbyist, since accusations were then emerging that Russia was interfering in the White House race to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.</p>
  • US Senate looks into actions of Manafort's right hand in Ukraine

    08/19/2020 6:30:59 AM PDT · by elpadre · 23 replies
    112 Ukraine ^ | Sugust 19, 2020
    Open source The U.S. Senate's Intelligence Committee continues to investigate the links between President Trump's 2016 election campaign members and Russian business and political circles. What especially turned their attention at some point was the close cooperation of campaign leader Paul Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik, wrote Washington Post. The Committee's report claims that Konstantin Kilimnik is a "Russian intelligence officer (...) born in Ukraine but attended a military language institute in Moscow from 1987 to 1992 during the collapse of the Soviet Union". Interestingly, Manafort's lawyer refrains from any comments. Related: Mueller documents: Manafort pushed Ukraine hack theory "The 50-year-old...
  • Senate Report Concludes Russia Used Paul Manafort, WikiLeaks To Boost Trump In 2016

    08/18/2020 10:08:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Reuters via Huffington Post ^ | 08/18/2020 | Mark Hosenball
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia used Republican political operative Paul Manafort, the WikiLeaks website and others to try to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election to help now-U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign, a Senate intelligence panel report said on Tuesday. WikiLeaks played a key role in Russia’s effort to assist Republican Trump against Democrat Hillary Clinton and likely knew it was helping Russian intelligence, said the report, which is likely to be the most definitive public account of the 2016 election controversy. The report found President Vladimir Putin personally directed the Russian efforts to hack computer networks and accounts affiliated with...
  • Clinesmith Charging Documents: FBI Withheld Page’s CIA Work From FISA Court, Then Lied About It

    08/16/2020 8:37:47 AM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/14/2020 | Mollie Hemingway
    Clinesmith falsified documents and helped the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Team omit exonerating evidence about Carter Page on four separate FISA applications. The FBI was told Carter Page was a U.S. intelligence agency source months before the agency began keeping that information from the secret court that authorized spying on him and nearly a full year before the agency altered documents to claim otherwise. Federal charging documents against Kevin Clinesmith, the top FBI attorney who was expected to plead guilty today to altering documents, show that the FBI withheld in three separate spying applications the fact that Page had served as...
  • EXCLUSIVE: The Treasury Department Spied on Flynn, Manafort, and the Trump Family, Says Whistleblower

    05/18/2020 2:55:46 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 233 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | 18 May 2020 | Neil W. McCabe
    President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department regularly surveilled retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn’s financial records and transactions beginning in December 2015 and well into 2017, before, during and after when he served at the White House as President Donald Trump’s National Security Director, a former senior Treasury Department official, and veteran of the intelligence community, told the Star Newspapers. “I started seeing things that were not correct, so I did my own little investigation, because I wanted to make sure what I was seeing was correct” she said. “You never want to draw attention to something if there is...
  • 'This system stinks': Schiff accuses Barr of politicizing DOJ on behalf of Trump after Manafort release

    05/13/2020 11:51:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 13, 2020 | Mica Soellner
    Rep. Adam Schiff blasted Attorney General William Barr, accusing him of politicizing the Justice Department for President Donald Trump's benefit following Paul Manafort's release from prison. "This system stinks," Schiff said Wednesday on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports.
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus concerns

    05/13/2020 5:25:53 AM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | May 13 , 2020 | Katherine Faulders and Luke Barr
    President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been released from prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement because of concerns over the novel coronavirus, two sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Manafort was released from FCI Loretto in central Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning, the two sources said.
  • Swedish software developer who is allegedly close to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is arrested

    04/11/2019 6:56:52 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 38 replies
    BREAKING: Swedish software developer who is allegedly close to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is arrested at Quito airport, Ecuadorian official says.
  • Shadowy (Obama-Linked) Liberal Group Began Investigating Trump-Ukraine Months Before the ‘Whistleblower’ Complaint

    01/11/2020 12:09:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jan 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Months before a whistleblower complaint that would spark the Democrat effort for impeachment, a shadowy liberal group founded and staffed by Obama administration alums and former Democrat congressional staffers launched an outside investigation into whether President Trump’s allies were seeking “foreign interference” from Ukraine in the 2020 elections. The group, American Oversight, began investigating the issue in May — more than two months before the “whistleblower” filed a complaint alleging Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s main domestic political rivals.” The group’s purpose is to...
  • Top Democrat warns FBI against giving GOP records from ex-DNC consultant (Chalupa)

    01/19/2020 9:38:47 AM PST · by bitt · 58 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 1/16/2020 | daniel Chaitin
    A top Democratic senator discouraged the Justice Department and FBI from complying with a Republican demand for information about a former Democratic National Committee contractor. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden warned that complying with the records request related to Alexandra Chalupa, who is alleged to have sought dirt from Ukraine to undermine then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 election, would have dangerous consequences. As Chalupa conducted research on Paul Manafort, who did lobbying work for a pro-Russia Ukrainian oligarchs and later became Trump's campaign manager, the Ukrainian American activist began receiving notifications from Yahoo security that claimed she was the victim...
  • BREAKING: Paul Manafort Case DISMISSED in Shock Ruling

    12/18/2019 9:31:50 AM PST · by montag813 · 62 replies
    24News ^ | 12-18-2019 | Joe Callen
    by Joe Callen In a stunning, unexpected ruling, a judge on Wednesday tossed out New York State charges of mortgage fraud against Paul Manafort because of ‘double jeopardy’ laws. This is a huge victory for Paul Manafort, who remains in custody on federal charges, because this opens a way for Trump to issue him a presidential pardon. And not just for Manafort: this ruling throws a legal hand grenade into the entire Democrat strategy of punishing former Trump aides and supporters with state charges to bypass his pardon powers. Manafort, 70, is currently serving a seven and half year prison sentence...
  • Paul Manafort has New York state fraud prosecution DISMISSED ..

    12/18/2019 8:54:12 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 18, 2019 | Louise Boyle
    Paul Manafort has New York state fraud prosecution DISMISSED because of 'double jeopardy' - opening way for Donald Trump to set him free with a pardon Manhattan judge rules that state attorney general Letitia James' attempt to prosecute disgraced Trump campaign chairman is invalid Judge Maxwell Wiley agreed with Manafort's attorneys that double jeopardy laws prevent the prosecution going ahead James had charged Manafort with mortgage fraud but Wiley ruled that he had already been convicted of 'overlapping' crime in federal court Manafort is serving federal sentence and not due for release until Christmas Day 2024 but is currently in...
  • Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort hospitalized for cardiac event: Sources

    12/17/2019 10:03:27 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/17/2019 | not shown
    President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been hospitalized for a cardiac event while serving his over seven year sentence for charges related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to two sources familiar with his situation. Manafort has been serving out his sentence as of late in a federal correction institute in central Pennsylvania.
  • The Horowitz Horror Show

    12/11/2019 7:11:55 AM PST · by karpov · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2019 | Holman W. Jenkins
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, as he explains, is bound to assume good faith unless given “documentary or testimonial evidence” otherwise. Yet he has compiled a factually damning report that even a thick-headed and biased press will have to take account of. A shorthand version of his report: Here are 50 facts that can be explained only by FBI incompetence or political bias. We find no documentary or testimonial evidence of bias. The mystique of Christopher Steele has gone poof, along with the reputations of many pundits. The FBI saw that he was being paid to sell claims to...
  • Timeline of alleged “sabotage” of Trump in 2016 by Democrats, Ukraine

    11/24/2019 5:46:08 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | November 24,2019 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Politico that she began researching Manafort in 2014. In 2014, the FBI investigated, and then reportedly wiretapped, Manafort for allegedly not properly disclosing Russia-related work. FBI failed to make a case at the time, according to CNN, and discontinued the wiretap. On March 25, 2016, according to Politico, Chalupa–who previously worked in the Clinton administration–met with top Ukrainian officials at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington D.C. in an effort to tarnish the Trump campaign in favor of Hillary Clinton by exposing “ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia.” The Ukrainian embassy proceeded to work “directly with reporters...
  • The United States Is Starting to Look Like Ukraine Why the president must be impeached *(Barf)

    11/23/2019 5:16:01 AM PST · by NorseViking · 55 replies
    NYT ^ | November 22, 2019 | Bret Stephens
    Donald Trump ought to be impeached and removed from office. This isn’t what I thought two months ago, when the impeachment inquiry began. I argued that the evidence fell short of the standards of a prosecutable criminal act. I also feared impeachment might ultimately help Trump politically, as it had helped Bill Clinton in 1998. That second worry might still prove true. But if the congressional testimonies of Marie Yovanovitch, Bill Taylor, Gordon Sondland, Alexander Vindman and especially Fiona Hill make anything clear, it’s that the president’s highest crime isn’t what he tried to do to, or with, Ukraine. It’s...