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  • Viganò skewers McCarrick Report on EWTN: ‘Bergoglio is to the deep church as Biden is to the deep state’

    11/12/2020 6:38:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 12, 2020 | John Henry-Westen
    Viganò skewers McCarrick Report on EWTN: ‘Bergoglio is to the deep church as Biden is to the deep state’ Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò responded to the Vatican’s recently released McCarrick Report which tries to pin the lack of adequate response to McCarrick on Viganò himself November 12, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In an interview with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo this evening, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former papal representative to the United States, responded to the Vatican’s recently released McCarrick Report which tries to pin the lack of adequate response to McCarrick on Viganò himself.  Asked by Arroyo about the report claiming Viganò “did...
  • McCarrick Report: Pope Hero, Viganò Villain

    11/10/2020 1:00:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | Novmeber 10, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    McCarrick Report: Pope Hero, Viganò Villain Francis' dossier fails to name key abuse victim James Grein VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - The McCarrick report is portraying Pope Francis as the hero who immediately dismissed the homopredator prelate on receiving credible complaints while painting whistleblower Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò as the villain, whose reports of complaints to the pope regarding Theodore McCarrick are disputed.Viganò slams the McCarrick report for trying to discredit him The long-awaited 450-page document, which fails to mention the name of earliest named victim James Grein, was published by the Vatican Secretariat of State Tuesday afternoon, two hours after the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] ‘The Vatican fiction continues’: Abp. Viganò issues first response to McCarrick report

    11/10/2020 12:22:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 10, 2020 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    [Catholic Caucus] ‘The Vatican fiction continues’: Abp. Viganò issues first response to McCarrick report 'Unlike many characters involved in this story, I do not have any reason to fear that the truth will contradict my denunciations, nor am I in any way blackmailable.' November 10, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Below is the first reaction of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò to the McCarrick report. Today the official Report of the Holy See regarding the McCarrick case has been made public. Before I express myself on its merit, I will take time to analyze its content. However, I cannot fail to note the surreal...
  • [Catholic Caucus] No Word on McCarrick Report as Second Anniversary of His Removal Passes Quietly

    06/20/2020 6:59:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 19, 2020 | Edward Pentin
    [Catholic Caucus] No Word on McCarrick Report as Second Anniversary of His Removal Passes Quietly “The publication depends on the Pope,” said Cardinal Parolin in February. “The work that is done is done, but the Pope must give the final word.”Edward Pentin VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is remaining silent about its investigative report into disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., who was removed from public ministry two years ago June 20 after allegations emerged of his sexual abuse of minors and sexual harassment of seminarians. The Holy See Press Office and the Vatican Dicastery for...
  • Hunter Biden Is the New Hillary Clinton Email Server

    12/12/2019 2:28:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 12/11/19 | Jonathan Chait
    In the waning years of the Obama administration, Hunter Biden, whose life was in a downward spiral, took a job with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, which was transparently attempting to gain influence with Hunter’s father. The maneuver was unsuccessful for Burisma (which received no favorable treatment from the vice-president), fairly successful for Hunter (who received a hefty paycheck for minimal work), and has left a residue of low-grade sleaze that Joe Biden’s campaign has proven unable to scrape away. The dilemma this poses for Biden, and his party, is what - if anything - they can do about this...
  • Carter Page: Horowitz report will only tell 'part of the story'

    12/08/2019 1:37:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 08 2019 | Justine Coleman
    Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page said the report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz expected to be released Monday will only tell “part of the story.” Page told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that he expects there to be more “exculpatory” information that is still classified that will not be in the report. “Well, I think we’ll learn part of the story tomorrow,” Page said. “What I’ve learned from some of the leakers and the -- one of the papers of record -- a top reporter there said that, you know, there’s a lot of exculpatory information which...
  • Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid, despite flaws

    12/08/2019 11:59:59 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 12 08 2019 | ERIC TUCKER
    The Justice DepartmentÂ’s internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald TrumpÂ’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to document errors during the investigation that may animate Trump supporters. The report, as described by people familiar with its findings, is expected to conclude there was an adequate basis for opening one of the most politically sensitive investigations in FBI history and one that Trump has denounced as a witch hunt. It began in secret during TrumpÂ’s 2016 presidential...
  • Report will clear FBI of misdeeds in Russia probe

    12/07/2019 1:27:05 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 146 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12 07 2019 | Del Quentin Wilber
    The Justice Department’s internal watchdog has determined that political bias did not influence the federal investigation of potential links between Russia and the Trump campaign in 2016, according to people familiar with the matter, countering White House claims of deliberate partisan influence. Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who will release his long-anticipated report Monday, also found that the FBI had enough evidence to justify obtaining a foreign intelligence warrant in 2016 to conduct secret surveillance of a former Trump campaign advisor who had multiple contacts with Russian officials, the people said. The report’s findings are expected to effectively reject or dismiss...
  • DOJ watchdog expected to say FBI erred, but absolve top leaders of anti-Trump bias

    11/22/2019 2:55:24 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 22 2019 | Olivia Beavers
    A Justice Department watchdog is expected to strongly criticize FBI officials for being careless in their pursuit of obtaining wiretaps on a former Trump campaign aide during the start of the Russia probe, but not find they were acting with a bias toward President Trump, The New York Times reported Friday afternoon. But the highly anticipated report from the Department of Justice Inspector General is also expected to say top agency leaders did not act with a bias toward against President Trump in terms of how they undertook the probe. In particular, the DOJ IG, Michael Horowitz, faulted Kevin Clinesmith,...
  • Negro Mountain signs 'part of history'

    11/03/2019 5:19:29 PM PST · by Viking2002 · 54 replies
    Cumberland Times-News ^ | 11/3/19 | Teresa McMinn
    CUMBERLAND — Kenneth Lloyd wants to buy the Negro Mountain signs, which disappeared from Garrett County roads earlier this year, and install them in his front yard. Negro Mountain occupies a 30-mile stretch of the Alleghenies from Deep Creek Lake north to the Casselman River in Pennsylvania. The ridge in Garrett County reaches 3,075 feet at its peak, and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, marks the highest point in the state. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration earlier this year removed four Negro Mountain signs — two from Interstate 68 and two from U.S. Alternate Route 40. “I’m highly...
  • State cites 38 people for violations in Clinton email review

    10/18/2019 4:04:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/19 | Jordain Carney
    A years-long internal State Department review of Hillary Clinton's private email server cited 38 people for violations, but found no "persuasive evidence" of classified information being systematically, deliberately mishandled. The State Department report, handed over to Congress this month and released on Friday by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), found that 38 people were responsible for 91 violations. The State Department probe included a review of approximately 33,000 emails. A total of 588 violations were found, but 497 could not be tied to a specific individual. The report does not state what, if any, disciplinary action the individuals will face, or...
  • Facing an FBI and DoJ investigation of Smollett case, Kim Foxx is panicking and changing her story

    03/29/2019 9:53:04 AM PDT · by amorphous · 107 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 March 2019 | By Thomas Lifson
    The fate of the higher-ups who pulled the strings to get Jussie Smollett off the hook is now in the hands of a dummy who is panicking. The venerable political machine that runs the most corrupt big city in America, the very city who gave us the presidency of Barack Obama, is erupting in a political civil war over a case that has riveted the attention of the public. What makes this story a beacon of hope for reform-minded populists is that the fate of the rascals is now in the hands of an incompetent public official who has outraged...
  • Chicago Mayor (Rahm) Emanuel on Jussie Smollett: ‘Is There No Decency In This Man?’

    03/26/2019 7:39:17 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-2019 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a press conference, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel strongly criticized “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in connection to filing a false police report about an alleged hate crime. On prosecutors the dropping charges, Emanuel said, “This is a whitewash of justice. A grand jury could not have been clearer — to the cost, $10,000 doesn’t come close financially, but all the other repercussions of this decision made to me, where is the accountability in the system?” He continued, “Mr. Smollett is still saying that he is innocent, still running down the Chicago police department. How dare him? How dare him?...
  • Chicago mayor on dropped Smollett charges: "This is a whitewash of justice"

    03/26/2019 1:53:20 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 63 replies
    YouTube ^ | 26 March 2019 | CBS News
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday after charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett were dropped that "this is a whitewash of justice." He spoke alongside the superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, Eddie Johnson. Watch their remarks.
  • Emanuel calls dropping charges against Jussie Smollett a ‘whitewash of justice’

    03/26/2019 11:21:36 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 73 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 03/26/2019 | Andy Grimm and Mitchell Armentrout
    In a highly unusual decision, prosecutors on Tuesday dropped charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett that accused him of staging a hate-crime attack against himself — a move that Mayor Rahm Emanuel later called a “whitewash of justice.” The actor was indicted March 8 with 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly hiring two men to attack him near his Streeterville home in January. The $10,000 posted for Smollett’s bond will be turned over to the City of Chicago Law Department. The hearing lasted less than 5 minutes. Cook County Circuit Judge Steven G. Watkins sealed the case file. Chicago...
  • BREAKING REPORT: Top Hillary Aide Huma Abedin Gave False Statements to FBI Agents in 2017 Interview

    07/13/2018 5:37:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 148 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/11/2018 | Cristina Laila
    The FBI previously declassified Huma’s 302 summary from her 2016 interview with Peter Strzok and David Laufman. Hillary’s ride-or-die aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills both lied to Strzok and Laufman. Abedin lied to Strzok in her 2016 interview when said she had no knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s private server until after leaving the State Department in early 2013. “Abedin did not know that Clinton had a private server until about a year and a half ago when it became public knowledge,” according to Strzok’s 302 summary interview with Huma. Email exchanges between Huma Abedin and other Clinton aides in...
  • OIG Report - Recommendations

    06/14/2018 11:27:59 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 65 replies
    OIG Report ^ | 6/14/18 | oig
    II. Recommendations For these reasons, and as more fully described in previous chapters, we recommend the following: 1. The Department and the FBI consider developing practice guidance that would assist investigators and prosecutors in identifying the general risks with and alternatives to permitting a witness to attend a voluntary interview of another witness, in particular when the witness is serving as counsel for the other witness. 2. The Department consider making explicit that, except in situations where the law requires or permits disclosure, an investigating agency cannot publicly announce its recommended charging decision prior to consulting with the Attorney General,...
  • Comey’s original Clinton memo released, cites possible violations

    01/04/2018 4:09:55 PM PST · by SSS Two · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-04-2018 | BY JOHN SOLOMON
    Ex-FBI Director James Comey’s original statement closing out the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server was edited by subordinates to remove five separate references to terms like “grossly negligent” and to delete mention of evidence supporting felony and misdemeanor violations, according to copies of the full document. Comey also originally concluded that it was “reasonably likely” that Clinton’s insecure private sever was accessed or hacked by hostile actors though there was no evidence to prove it. But that passage was also changed to the much weaker “possible,” the memos show. The full draft and edits were...
  • Fed probe into House technology worker Imran Awan yields intrigue, no evidence of espionage

    09/17/2017 5:40:38 AM PDT · by wtd · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2017 | Shawn Boburg
    Federal probe into House technology worker Imran Awan yields intrigue, no evidence of espionageImran Awan, a technology worker in Congress for 13 years, is the subject of a federal investigation that has become a lightning rod for some conservatives. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)In late September 2016, leaders in the House of Representatives met behind closed doors for briefings on a closely held investigation into a group of computer technicians working on Capitol Hill. Investigators with the Inspector General’s Office had been quietly tracking the five IT workers’ digital footprints for months. They were alarmed by what they saw....
  • Ed Skrein Leaves ‘Hellboy’ Reboot After Whitewashing Backlash; Lionsgate & Millennium Respond

    08/28/2017 1:18:42 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 28, 2017 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Last week, when Ed Skrein was excited to announce that he would be playing the character of Major Ben Daimio in the upcoming Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. In the comics, the character is of Asian heritage and there was an immediate backlash from the APA community. Today, Skrein took to Twitter responding to the public outcry saying, “I must do what I feel is right” and announced that he would be stepping down from the role. Hellboy producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin and Lionsgate & Millennium made a statement to Deadline saying, “Ed came to us and...