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  • Clinton donor's dealings and murky connections questioned by watchdog group (Kremlin ties?)

    06/19/2018 3:01:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | Perry Chiaramonte
    **SNIP** Fox News has learned that one of the top donors to the “Hillary Victory Fund” (HVF) in 2016 was a Los Angeles-based attorney who is alleged to have misused company funds to create his own $22 million real estate portfolio. He has also been considered by California to be one of the state's biggest tax cheats, and allegedly has ties to the Kremlin. The donor, Edgar Sargsyan, contributed $250,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund in 2016, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings, ands chaired a $100,000-a-couple Clinton fundraiser in Beverly Hills in September 2016. He is also being...
  • Ignoring the Samantha Power bombshell

    06/07/2018 7:21:11 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 25 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 06, 2018 | Jay Latimer
    One of the challenges of Spygate is that it's such a sprawling, complicated tale, filled with competing narratives and motives open to interpretation. We understand that this is a serious situation – possibly the biggest scandal in U.S. history. But how can one get the message across to the average American without his eyes glazing over? To cut through the complexity, it helps to focus on specific actions by individuals that we all can agree are suspect. This brings us to Samantha Power. Of all the political stories from 2017, surely the most curious is this: why is everyone ignoring...
  • John Kerry says Hillary's loss her OWN fault because she 'incensed' Putin by comparing him to Hitler

    06/02/2018 12:21:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2018 | Daniel Bates
    John Kerry said Hillary Clinton contributed to her own loss in the 2016 election by encouraging the Russians to hack America Kerry told how he personally heard from Putin about 'how incensed he was that his nation, which lost 30 million people fighting Hitler, was likened to him' Speaking at the NYC BookExpo while promoting new memoir, Every Day is Extra, he also weighed in on Trump and applauded his engagement with North Korea The former secretary of state said that Trump was 'overcompartmentalizing' by going to have a summit that is 'not fully prepared'(continued)
  • PR boss Jennifer Palmieri: ‘We reduced Hillary to a female facsimile of a male president’

    06/01/2018 7:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | May 4, 2018 | Decca Aitkenhead
    If Jennifer Palmieri could turn back the clock, and make one change to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, what would it be? I can guess any number of answers when I put the question to the campaign’s communications director, but not the one she gives. “I would have spent more time and money,” she replies without hesitation, “in Texas, Arizona and Georgia.” Palmieri’s explanation makes perfect sense. She says they made the classic mistake of devoting their energy to the swing states of previous elections, such as Ohio, while overlooking historically safe Republican states now becoming winnable due to shifting demographics. It’s...
  • Obama Officials Spied on Trump Campaign Using at Least Five Methods

    06/01/2018 2:38:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | June 1, 2018 | Jasper Fakkert
    During the heat of the 2016 presidential elections, officials within the Obama administration, including cabinet-level officials who answered to Obama directly, extensively spied on the campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump. Both the Department of Justice inspector general and the House intelligence committee are currently probing the actions of the Obama officials and their motivations. So far, at least five different ways that the officials spied on the Trump campaign have been uncovered. During the heat of the 2016 presidential elections, officials within the Obama administration, including cabinet-level officials who answered to Obama directly, extensively spied on the campaign of then-candidate...
  • Please Democrats, believe the report that says Twitter bots elected Donald Trump

    05/23/2018 12:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 23, 2018 | Judi McLeod
    Democrats are still desperate to explain their 2016 loss, and they’re desperate to do so without admitting that Hillary Clinton personifies most of their horrible, unworkable, rejected, beliefs. The candidate herself has become famous for her “everyone and everything but me” blame game – to the point where even former supporters are telling her to pipe down and go away. She’s not going to. Frankly, I suspect she’s in capable of doing so. However, even if she was inclined to shuffle off the stage, this bit of fluff from Bloomberg would probably keep her going for another 3 months. A...
  • Stefan Halper Was Paid $282,000 in 2016 For Spying on Trump — And Another $129,280 in 2017

    05/20/2018 7:56:57 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 20, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Stefan Halper was paid a total of $411,575 in 2016 and 2017 for work with the US government including spying on the Trump campaign.
  • Web of informant contacts with Trump campaign expands, fueling GOP pressure on FBI

    05/22/2018 1:45:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Revelations that an FBI informant was in contact with members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election have opened the door to a cascade of new details about those communications, emboldening Republican demands for a full accounting of how the Russia investigation began. “If they had spies in my campaign ... for political purposes, that would be unprecedented,” President Trump said during an Oval Office meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Tuesday, calling it a “disgrace.” “I hope there weren’t,” Trump added. “[If there were], it would make every political event ever before look like small potatoes.”...
  • Feds: #Resistance Icons Ran ‘Ponzi Scheme’ Clearinghouse

    05/22/2018 9:15:16 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05.22.18 9:43 AM ET | LACHLAN MARKAY
    In late 2016, federal agents showed up at the Fort Myers, Florida, homes of brothers Brian and Edward Krassenstein, seizing computers and financial records, and hauling off with “at least 20 to 30 bundles of stuff.” At the time, the story was just a notable blip on local media’s crime blotter. But in the two years since, the Krassensteins have become more than a pair of local businessmen. They’re now prominent members of the online anti-Trump “resistance.” According to the feds, they also, until recently, ran websites that propped up fraudulent online financial scams. Law-enforcement officials last year seized nearly...
  • Unfair Game: How Trump Won

    05/21/2018 7:59:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | May 21, 2018
    More than a year after the election of US President Donald Trump, there are still some questions about how this controversial figure managed to become the most powerful man in the world. While he lost the popular vote to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by three million votes, he took Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania by a total of 77,000 votes - three key states that carried him to victory. The spread of fake news disrupted mainstream media and a lack of regard for the truth became more apparent than in any other US presidential campaign. According to Politifact, an independent fact-checking...
  • Hillary Clinton is still making Democrats pay for 2016

    05/20/2018 4:06:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/18/18
    Hillary Clinton headlined her first post-2016 fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee this week, which should help the DNC pay its bills to . . . her. Clinton, you see, is insisting the Democratic Party pay her group, Onward Together, $1.65 million for access to the Hillary for America email list, voter data and software from the 2016 campaign. And that, The Intercept reports, is on top of the more than $700,000 the DNC has already paid to rent the list. Indeed, the Republican National Committee notes (meow!) that Clinton only did this first fundraiser after the DNC stopped its payments to...
  • House Intelligence Committee Investigation Turns to John Kerry, State Department

    03/06/2018 6:41:22 PM PST · by bitt · 69 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 3/6/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    he House Select Committee on Intelligence is now investigating former Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s possible role into the unverified dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton Campaign, this reporter has learned. The dossier, assembled by a former British spy, laid the foundation for the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between President Trump and Russia and was the essential piece of evidence used by the FBI to get a warrant to spy on a former volunteer for the Trump campaign. For more than a month, the committee has been in its second phase of investigations...
  • Kimberley Strassel: Was Trump's 2016 campaign 'set up'?

    05/18/2018 9:48:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2018 | Kimberley Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes appeared on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, where he provided a potentially explosive hint at what’s driving his demand to see documents related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Trump-Russia probe. “If the campaign was somehow set up,” he told the hosts, “I think that would be a problem.” Or an understatement. Mr. Nunes is still getting stiff-armed by the Justice Department over his subpoena, but this week his efforts did force the stunning admission that the FBI had indeed spied on the Trump campaign. This came in the form of a Thursday New York...
  • Ties That Bind – Stefan Halper, Joseph Mifsud & Alexander Downer (& Papadopoulos)

    05/14/2018 2:12:59 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 23 replies
    Ties that bind ^ | 5/10/2018 | Jeff Carlson, CFA
    George Papadopoulos appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to British and/or U.S. Intelligence. Joseph Mifsud Alexander Downer Stefan Halper George Papadopoulos and Joseph Mifsud reportedly both worked at the London Centre of International Law Practice. Joseph Mifsud appears to have joined LCILP around November 2015. Papadopoulos appears to have joined LCILP sometime in late February or early March 2016 after leaving Ben Carson’s campaign. Per reports, Papadopoulos and Mifsud first met on March 14, 2016. The London Centre of International Law and Practice Limited (LCILP) is an odd institution. From their website: LCILP training emphasises the...
  • FBI probe into Trump and Russia was codenamed 'Crossfire Hurricane'

    05/16/2018 8:50:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/16/2018 | Josh Delk
    The FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia was originally known as "Crossfire Hurricane" before it was widely known to the public and even the bureau itself, officials told The New York Times. The case, named after a Rolling Stones lyric, was used by only the small group of agents sent to interview the Australian ambassador to the United Kingdom, who had evidence of possible collusion between Russia and a Trump adviser. Five agents embarked to London in the summer of 2016 for a rare interview with the diplomat after deliberations between American and Australian officials, where they...
  • The End of Trump Won't Be the End of Trumpism

    05/16/2018 7:18:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 15, 2018 | Emma Green
    A new book—tweeted out by the president himself—argues that America is in the midst of a populist realignment. For two years, the American media has been stuck in the movie Groundhog Day, replaying the 2016 election over and over in the hopes of extracting some new insight about an outcome it didn’t see coming. While some of this work comes from an earnest place—national reporters sense they got the story wrong, and now they’ve been to the heartland to see what they missed—in aggregate, they’re easily caricatured: the Trump voter as blue-collar Baby Boomer, out of a manufacturing job, a...
  • My new favorite map shows how Trump redrew our political boundaries

    05/11/2018 6:30:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2018 | Aaron Blake
    President Trump hasn't just rewritten the political rule book; he has also redrawn the political map. While plenty like to complain about how the polls got the 2016 election wrong, they got it wrong in only one region of the country: along the Rust Belt and into the Upper Midwest. And that's where Trump pulled out his narrow victory. We and plenty of others have been somewhat consumed with how that shift came about and whether it represents a fundamental realignment in American politics. But I still don't think people realize how big a shift it was or where exactly...
  • House Democrats release thousands of Russian-linked Facebook ads

    05/10/2018 10:30:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 10, 2018 | Benjamin Siegel
    Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released copies of Facebook ads created by a Russian company with ties to the Kremlin Thursday, providing the most comprehensive picture to date of the Russian campaign to use hot-button social and political issues to target Americans during the 2016 presidential election. Lawmakers released roughly 3,000 ads from Facebook and Instagram in an effort to follow through on a commitment made by committee leaders last fall when lawmakers held hearings about the Russian social influence campaign. At the time, the panel released a small sampling of the ads produced by the Internet Research Agency,...
  • Hack of U.S. securities regulator rattles investors, stirs doubts

    09/21/2017 10:48:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Sarah N. Lynch, Jonathan Spicer
    Wall Street’s top regulator faced questions on Thursday about its defenses against cyber criminals after admitting hackers breached its electronic database of corporate announcements and may have used it for insider trading. The incursion at the Securities and Exchange Commission struck at the heart of the U.S. financial system. The SEC’s EDGAR filing system is the central repository for market-moving information on corporate America with millions of filings ranging from quarterly earnings to statements on acquisitions. Accessing documents before they are released publicly would offer hackers a lucrative opportunity to trade on that information. The SEC has said it was...
  • Comey Believes President Hillary Wouldn't Have Fired Him

    05/03/2018 12:34:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 2, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Aside from everything else, Comey may have been the single dumbest man to hold the Hoover chair. Axios’ Mike Allen spoke with the former FBI Director and asked him directly if the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate should’ve been charged with a crime. Comey said, “No.” Though if you ask him next Wednesday, that answer may change. Allen asked Comey if he wishes Clinton won. Comey thought for a second and said, “That’s not one I’m gonna answer, I don’t think.” That's an answer. Also a double negative....