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  • Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President

    09/20/2017 12:00:34 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 208 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 20, 2017 | Michael S. Schmidt
    WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has asked the White House for documents about some of President Trump’s most scrutinized actions since taking office, including the firing of his national security adviser and F.B.I. director, according to White House officials. Mr. Mueller is also interested in an Oval Office meeting Mr. Trump had with Russian officials in which he said the dismissal of the F.B.I. director had relieved “great pressure” on him. The document requests provide the most details to date about the breadth of Mr. Mueller’s investigation, and show that several aspects of his inquiry are...
  • The Obama Camp’s Disingenuous Denials on FISA Surveillance of Trump

    03/05/2017 8:17:15 AM PST · by AJFavish · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | March 5, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    President Trump’s early Saturday morning tweeting has exploded to the forefront an uncovered scandal I’ve been talking about since early January (including in this weekend’s column): The fact that the Obama Justice Department and the FBI investigated associates of Donald Trump, and likely Trump himself, in the heat of the presidential campaign. To summarize, reporting indicates that, prior to June 2016, the Obama Justice Department and FBI considered a criminal investigation of Trump associates, and perhaps Trump himself, based on concerns about connections to Russian financial institutions. Preliminary poking around indicated that there was nothing criminal involved. Rather than shut...
  • Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower

    03/04/2017 3:41:45 AM PST · by navysealdad · 335 replies
    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 5m5 minutes ago More Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
  • Criminal President Obama Encourages Illegal Aliens to Vote-Promises No Repercussions

    11/06/2016 1:29:06 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-06-16 | Jim Hoft
    When readers first sent this to us we thought, no way, not even Obama would be this lawless. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/11/criminal-president-obama-encourages-illegal-aliens-vote-promises-no-repercussions-video/
  • All the Lies: They've Turned Us Into a Rotting Banana Republic

    10/30/2016 4:57:30 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 5, 2016 | Jed Babbin
    What makes us any different from Venezuela now? It’s a matter or record. Americans now populate the largest, wealthiest and most powerful banana republic in the world. The differences between Obama’s America and Maduro’s Venezuela are defined only by degree. The defining characteristics of banana republics are a matter of history. First, the law is not enforced against a chosen class in a banana republic, usually the allies of the autocrat in charge. Second, foreign policy is always performed in the autocrat’s interests and often in disregard of the nation’s actual interests. This describes how America functions in the era...
  • Trump: A Hillary presidency means the destruction of America

    10/12/2016 6:31:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Banana republic Well yeah. We said the same thing here yesterday. My only quibble would be that Hillary doesn’t have to be elected to turn America into a banana republic. She’s already making it happen just by being around and causing the criminal justice system to violate its usual procedures for her protection. We argued the day of the Comey presser that Bananaville had opened for business - and that’s just with the DOJ and the FBI giving Hillary special treatment. What do you think happens when Hillary is their boss? Exactly The irony is that the Washington Post only...
  • "You'd be in Jail" -or- Welcome to the Banana Republic

    10/10/2016 10:28:55 AM PDT · by FredZarguna · 21 replies
    Fred Zarguna | 2016-10-10 | Fred Zarguna
    "You'd be in Jail" -or- Welcome to the Banana Republic With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, and all of the Founders. This morning, the liberal press is up in arms at the suggestion that Trump might appoint a special prosecutor to "look into Hillary's situation." That's a good one. If your government has an avowed policy of not making payments to terrorists but pays $100 million per hostage to the largest terrorist organization in the world ... you may be living in a banana republic. If your Treasury Department and Central Bank are simply printing money in order to prop up...
  • Lincoln?

    10/10/2016 5:36:49 AM PDT · by HereInTheHeartland · 40 replies
    Vanity
    Hillary compares herself to Lincoln
  • Judicial Watch: FBI Used Redacted Documents to Question Clinton Aides

    10/04/2016 10:32:00 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | Sept. 30, 2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    “It was so bad that we just learned in the latest FBI document dump that the FBI was using documents that were produced to Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act with redactions. So they couldn’t even get the full document. They were using those documents to question the witnesses.
  • Cheryl Mills has been given immunity on the email scandal according to Fox News.

    09/23/2016 8:36:20 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 124 replies
    No Link Yet | 23 Sept 2016
    Cheryl Mills has been given immunity on the email scandal according to Fox News (BREAKING)
  • All the Lies: They’ve Turned Us Into a Rotting Banana Republic

    09/05/2016 10:58:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 5, 2016 | Jed Babbin
    It’s a matter or record. Americans now populate the largest, wealthiest and most powerful banana republic in the world. The differences between Obama’s America and Maduro’s Venezuela are defined only by degree. The defining characteristics of banana republics are a matter of history. First, the law is not enforced against a chosen class in a banana republic, usually the allies of the autocrat in charge. Second, foreign policy is always performed in the autocrat’s interests and often in disregard of the nation’s actual interests. This describes how America functions in the era of President Obama. The newly-released FBI documents on...
  • FBI Admits Clinton Used Software Designed To "Prevent Recovery" And "Hide Traces Of" Deleted Emails

    08/25/2016 2:32:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 150 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | August 25, 2016
    South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News today and disclosed new details about the Clinton email scandal that seem to indicate intent to destroy evidence. Per the clip below, Gowdy reveals that Clinton used "BleachBit" to erase the "personal" emails from her private server. For those not familiar with the software, BleachBit is intended to help users delete files in a way to "prevent recovery" and "hide traces of files deleted." Per the BleachBit website: Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of...
  • Trump: I'm afraid the election is going to be rigged!

    08/01/2016 1:42:51 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 228 replies
    Bay Area NBC ^ | 01 AUG 16 | staff
    Donald Trump said he's afraid the general election in November will be rigged, but didn't elaborate on the comment at a rally in Ohio Monday afternoon. "I'm afraid the election is going to be rigged, I have to be honest," the Republican nominee for president said, in remarks that did not mention the controversy generated by his comments about the parents of a slain U.S. soldier. Trump said he felt the Democrats had fixed their primary system so Hillary Clinton could defeat Bernie Sanders in the primaries and claimed that the Republican nomination would have also been stolen from him...
  • “Those who lived under communism understand exactly what just happened”

    07/06/2016 10:27:30 AM PDT · by OddLane · 53 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | William Jacobsen
    There are a lot of details on why this was a miscarriage of justice. The best starting place is Andy McCarthy’s column at National Review, FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook. But those are mere details. Important details, critical details, details worth writing about — but not the big picture. Noah Rothman at Commentary wrote: No amount of cynicism could have prepared Americans for what they witnessed on Tuesday morning, and 2016 has not been short on cynicism. Getting closer. The best truly big picture view I saw was from Karol Markowicz, a columnist for the...
  • FBI’s baffling rescue of Hillary is turning America into a banana republic

    07/06/2016 3:01:02 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 5, 2016 | By Charles Gasparino
    What makes this whole sordid set of facts so damning is that before yesterday, Comey was considered one of the nation’s most trusted and apolitical beat cops. He was, after all, appointed US attorney for the Southern District by a Republican president, George W. Bush, and FBI chief by a Democrat, Obama. Indeed, when Lynch all but turned the case over to him last week, many (including me) believed the rule of law would actually prevail, particularly since FBI staffers made no secret in law enforcement circles that they believed Clinton’s conduct merited some legal rebuke. But Tuesday, Comey was...
  • Dear God, Please Don’t Put America in the Compost Bin of History. Amen.

    07/09/2016 5:51:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 32 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-9-2016 | MOTUS
    Burning question of the day: If America’s first half-black President knowingly but unintentionally turns the United States into a banana republic, would that be wrong? Illegal? Extremely careless? Does it depend on whether he actually intended to turn the world’s most “robust” economy into a banana republic? Would any reasonable prosecutor bring such a case? Or is it racist of me to even bring this up?Tomorrow we’ll explore this concept further butt for today just hold this happy thought: banana republics are highly susceptible to organic coups d'état, often lead by the military. Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have...
  • FBI Thread

    07/05/2016 8:01:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 171 replies
    FBI Thread
  • WH defends Lynch from Clinton meeting fallout

    06/30/2016 1:21:46 PM PDT · by orchestra · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/2016 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Thursday defended Attorney General Loretta Lynch from criticism over her private meeting with former President Clinton. The meeting took place in the midst of a federal investigation into his wife, Hillary Clinton, and her private email server during her tenure as secretary of State, but White House press secretary Josh Earnest said both Lynch and President Obama are committed to conducting a fair investigation. ADVERTISEMENT “I think the bottom line is simply that both the president and the attorney general understand how important it is for the Department of Justice to conduct investigations that are free...
  • Incoming Philippine president abandons kidnapped police chief to communist rebel guerillas

    06/04/2016 4:54:28 PM PDT · by HERO98 · 33 replies
    Politics Com Ph ^ | 05 June 2016 | HERO
    President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will not move a finger in getting Chief Inspector Arnold Ongache who was abducted by the New People’s Army on 29 May 2016. Ongache was held as a prisoner of war by the NPA rebels because he was protecting a drug sydicate in Davao Oriental. Ognache reportedly had a sachet of shabu inside his pocket when he captured at the Governor Generoso Municipal Police Station. In a late night press conference on 2 June 2016, Duterte said that he talked to an NPA leader, whom he identified as “Quinn”, and he confirmed that Ongache was deep in...
  • White House cites executive privilege, keeps Obama adviser from testifying about Iran nuclear deal

    05/17/2016 11:09:22 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 17, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Tom Cotton accepted the challenge, but President Obama’s speechwriter and high-ranking foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes ducked out of a hearing Tuesday where he was to explain whether he misled the country in pushing the Iran nuclear deal. Members of Congress had been eager to prod Mr. Rhodes over misrepresentations, but the White House had seemed skeptical, saying lawmakers should poke one of their own, Mr. Cotton, an Arkansas Republican that Mr. Obama’s aides say has been misleading.