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  • Manhattan DA expands criminal investigation into Trump Organization finances to include family compound in Westchester County

    01/15/2021 6:34:52 PM PST · by springwater13 · 62 replies
    The Manhattan district attorney's office has expanded its criminal investigation into the Trump Organization's finances to include the family's compound in Westchester County, according to lawyers and people familiar with the investigation. Prosecutors' interest in the 212-acre property called Seven Springs is a significant widening of an investigation that began more than a year ago. It also draws closer to President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, who was directly involved in discussions about the property now under scrutiny, according to court filings. Prosecutors sent grand jury subpoenas within the past two months to...
  • Lisa Murkowski: House Acted ‘Appropriately Impeaching Donald Trump

    01/15/2021 2:36:45 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said in a statement Thursday that the Senate acted “appropriately” in impeaching President Donald Trump. Murkowski, who is up for reelection in 2022, released a statement after the House voted to impeach the 45th president. She said that the president “perpetrated false rhetoric that the election was stolen and rigged.”

    01/15/2021 12:21:55 PM PST · by blueplum · 19 replies
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  • Democrats pressure Pelosi to expel Madison Cawthorn [North Carolina]

    01/15/2021 9:03:44 AM PST · by blueplum · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | Caitlin McFall
    House Republicans could face investigations and potential removal for their involvement in the Capitol attacks Democratic leaders from North Carolina’s western-most district are calling for the expulsion of freshman Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn, alleging his "seditious behavior" helped incite the "insurrection" at the U.S. Capitol last week. State Democrats from Cawthorn’s 11th District have written a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi asking for an investigation into the Republican congressman. They claim there was an ethics violation for "violent language" on his Twitter feed leading up to the unrest last week at the Capitol. "Mr. Cawthorn needs to...
  • REVEALED: Off-duty cop arrested in Capitol riot is ALSO a corporal in Virginia National Guard [trunc]

    01/14/2021 9:15:24 PM PST · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 14 Jan 2021 | Keith Griffith and Lauren Freun
    Full Title: REVEALED: Off-duty cop arrested in Capitol riot is ALSO a corporal in Virginia National Guard - making him first serving military member to be charged in the attack ...Robertson said he does not support the violence that happened inside the Capitol. 'Absolutely not,' he said. 'For it to go like that is absolutely ridiculous.' Robertson said he and Fracker went into the building at about 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. 'We were escorted in by the Capitol Police, shown around and told, `As long as you stay here, you´re fine.´' They stayed in cordoned areas, he said. Robertson...
  • Trump Warns Democrats: Impeachment “Witch Hunt” Is “Causing Tremendous Anger”

    01/12/2021 9:42:18 AM PST · by blam · 69 replies
    Nation & State ^ | 1-12-2021
    Update (1015ET): For the first time since the Capitol riots, President Trump spoke briefly to a small pool of reporters at The White House as he left for Texas today slamming the Democrats ongoing impeachment efforts, calling the resolution “a terrible thing that they’re doing.” Impeachment is a “continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics”. “I think it’s causing tremendous anger.” Trump added that “we want no violence,” and said that his January 6th speech was “totally appropriate.” “We have support probably like nobody’s ever seen before,” The President then went on to discuss the social...
  • 5 Big Problems With The New York Times Investigation Of Amy Coney Barrett’s Children: Why did the newspaper of record deem it worthwhile to launch a three-week investigation into the life stories of a Supreme Court nominee’s minor children?

    10/21/2020 8:53:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/21/2020 | Jayme Metzgar
    The New York Times ran an in-depth story Monday on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s adoptions from Haiti. The story, which is the result of more than three weeks’ investigation by the Times, turns up nothing in the way of bombshell revelations. It does, however, fly in the face of pleas by adoption experts not to make children’s lives the center of a politically motivated investigation.Whether from restraint or lack of content, the Times article avoids being an overt hit piece. On first blush it reads almost like a personal profile — which is notable, considering it was written without...
  • The Lincoln Project’s Steve Schmidt: the fly landing on Pence's head is 'mark of the Devil'

    10/08/2020 2:01:33 PM PDT · by Drastic · 25 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 10-8-20 | Frank the Tank
    This video shows the Lincoln Project’s Steve Schmidt, on MSNBC, saying that the fly that landed on Mike Pence's head during the debate with vice president candidate, Kamala Harris, is a "sign historically of sin" and the "mark of the devil.” The MSNBC host laughed at this and sort of asked if he was serious, because you know, for the record and all. You know it's bad when even the MSNBC host is laughing at your statement.
  • Trump authorizes declassification of all Russia collusion, Hillary Clinton email probe documents

    10/06/2020 10:15:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/07/2020 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump on Tuesday said he has “fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents” related to the Russia investigation and the FBI’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. “I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!”, the president tweeted Tuesday night. “All Russia Hoax Scandal information was Declassified by me long ago,” Trump tweeted. “Unfortunately for our Country, people have acted very slowly, especially...
  • Manhattan's district attorney says he has grounds to investigate Donald Trump for tax fraud and argues the president's returns should be released because of 'mountainous' allegations of misconduct

    09/21/2020 11:39:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 58 replies
    Manhattan's district attorney on Monday said the 'mountainous' allegations of misconduct linked to President Donald Trump and his businesses justified enforcing a subpoena for his tax returns and other financial records. The district attorney's office also suggested for the first time Monday that Trump could be investigated for tax fraud, according to The New York Times. Lawyers for District Attorney Cyrus Vance made the argument in a filing with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, four days before it considers Trump's request to block the August 2019 subpoena to his accounting firm Mazars USA.
  • ‘This Investigation is a Sham’: Judicial Watch President Slams John Durham for Going Easy on the Deep State

    09/08/2020 7:54:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 76 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Sep 8, 2020 | Shane Trejo
    Trump supporters are waiting with baited breath for U.S. Attorney John Durham to come out with his explosive findings in regards to his investigation into the origins of the Russian collusion probe against President Trump. According to Judicial Watch founder Tom Fitton, Trump supporters are getting taken for a ride. Fitton said during a recent appearance on Fox Business’ “Lou Dobbs Tonight” that Barr and Durham are making no progress on investigating what very well may be the worst criminal conspiracy in U.S. history. “You know, my concern is it’s been, what, sixteen-plus months since Durham was appointed and only...
  • Peter Strzok says Steele dossier led FBI on 'wild goose chase'

    09/08/2020 12:17:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 08 2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    Former FBI agent Peter Strzok, ousted from his position after the discovery of text messages containing anti-Trump comments, admitted a dossier on collusion between the president's campaign and Russia during the 2016 election contained information that led officials on a "wild goose chase." Strzok told The Atlantic magazine that the dossier, written by former British spy Christopher Steele – one of the agency's key informants in the Russia probe – "was very typical of information that the FBI often receives." "It comes from several sources, including some suspect sources. Some of it is bull----, and some of it is rumor,...
  • Kamala Harris: Biden could lose because of Russian interference

    09/06/2020 5:43:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 06, 2020 | Ryan Lovelace
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala D. Harris said Sunday that she thinks Russian interference could cause Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden to lose the 2020 election. Ms. Harris told CNN that Russia will be at the “front of the line” to interfere in the 2020 election. “Could it cost you the White House?” asked CNN personality Dana Bash about Russian election meddling to Ms. Harris. “Theoretically of course,” Ms. Harris answered. “Yes.” Ms. Harris, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she and Mr. Biden are ‘realists’ that refuse to ignore Russian aggression. She did not say what...
  • Barr tightens rules on surveillance of political candidates

    09/01/2020 10:25:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 1, 2020 | Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department announced new restrictions Tuesday on how it conducts any secret national security surveillance of candidates for federal office or their staff. The restrictions, announced by Attorney General William Barr in a pair of memos, are part of broader changes to the Justice Department’s surveillance procedures implemented in response to problems detected during the 2016 investigation into ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign. Coming just two months before the 2020 election, the changes are designed to ensure that law enforcement officials have to clear additional hurdles before pursuing the same type of surveillance as was conducted...
  • Ill. teen charged in Kenosha shooting that killed 2, hurt 1

    08/27/2020 5:22:49 PM PDT · by Pollard · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 8/27/2020 | By STEPHEN GROVES and SCOTT BAUER
    KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 17-year-old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two protesters and the wounding of a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake. Kyle Rittenhouse faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. He would face a mandatory life sentence if convicted of first-degree intentional homicide, the most serious crime in Wisconsin.
  • Comey: Trump, AG Barr Are the Greatest Threat to Rule of Law — ‘Truth Is Under Attack’

    08/23/2020 10:32:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 23 2020 | PAM KEY
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” former FBI Director James Comey called President Donald Trump and Attorney General. William Barr the biggest threat to the rule of law. Host Margaret Brennan asked, “What do you think is the biggest threat to the rule of law right now?”
  • Kolfage: The witch hunt is on! I'm not going to be bullied into being a political prisoner

    08/22/2020 1:37:33 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 179 replies
    Brian Kolfage Facebook ^ | 8/21/20 | Brian Kolfage
    The witch hunt is on! I'm not going to be bullied into being a political prisoner for my beliefs. I have fought hard for these freedoms and the SDNY is on a all out assault to take down every Trump insider from the 2016 election, that means Bannon. They will ruin innocent peoples lives in order to have a war trophy pinned to the wall just before elections. I've obtained one the best super lawyers around who isn't afraid to fight back at the politically motivated assaults against me. This is where the line of freedom is drawn. If you...
  • Trump’s Scottish and Irish golf resorts spur a new round of scrutiny on his businesses; Watchdog group wants New York prosecutors to investigate whether Trump filed false information on his annual financial disclosures.

    08/15/2020 7:26:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/13/2020 | Anita Kumar
    President Donald Trump appears to have inflated the value of his three golf resorts in Scotland and Ireland in documents filed with the U.S. government, according to a new examination of six years of financial records in the U.S. and Europe. And the group behind the finding wants the discrepancy investigated as part of a sprawling government probe into the Trump Organization‘s finances. Trump claimed the resorts — Trump International Golf Links Aberdeen and Trump Turnberry, both in Scotland, and Trump Doonbeg in Ireland — brought in a total of about $179 million in revenue on U.S. documents where he...
  • Senate committee sought investigation of Bannon, raised concerns about Trump family testimony

    08/15/2020 11:07:36 AM PDT · by rintintin · 61 replies
    The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent a bipartisan letter to the Justice Department asking federal prosecutors to investigate Stephen K. Bannon, a former Trump confidante, for potentially lying to lawmakers during its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The letter, a copy of which was reviewed by The Times, was signed by the panel’s then-chairman, Republican Sen. Richard M. Burr, and its ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner.
  • Durham set to interview John Brennan…

    08/05/2020 5:55:42 PM PDT · by rxsid · 78 replies ^ | 08.05.2020 | Ken Dilanian
    Trump administration's probe of the Russia investigation may be nearing conclusion The prosecutor in charge, Connecticut U.S. Attorney Durham, has asked to interview ex-CIA Director John Brennan, says a person familiar with the request.WASHINGTON — The investigation ordered by Attorney General William Barr into how the CIA and the FBI looked into the Trump campaign's connections to Russia's 2016 election interference operation may be nearing a conclusion, people familiar with it say. One indication is that the prosecutor in charge, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, has asked to interview former CIA Director John Brennan, according to a person familiar with...