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  • Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Spies [semi-satire]

    07/14/2018 12:49:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 July 2018 | John Semmens
    Desperate to divert attention from the smirking and demonic Peter Strzok, Special Counsel Robert Mueller sent Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein out to announce a second round of indictments of Russians for interfering with the 2016 election. This follows the February indictment of 13 Russian firms that seems to have fizzled. The gist of the charges is that 12 Russian cyber spies penetrated Democratic Party computers via a "phishing" scheme and used this access to obtain and publish confidential Party communications that embarrassed the Democrats. "The scheme was remarkably simple," Rosenstein said. "An email containing the link hillary-clinton-favorable-rating.xlsx was sent...
  • UNHOLY ALLIANCE: Did US Intelligence Agencies Collude With Clinton To Influence The 2016 Election?

    07/10/2018 7:37:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1:58 AM 07/10/2018 | John D. O'Connor
    As controversial as the Steele dossier has become, it may well prove key to a political corruption scandal far more insidious than anyone has presently suggested. To be sure, critics have blasted its seeming partisan falsity, and many also have declaimed that it enabled the FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. And there is evidence that the opening of the “Russiagate” investigation was itself premised strongly on this “salacious and unverified” report. But little attention has been paid to the role of American intelligence agencies in its creation, which now is appearing substantial, and which would implicate a...
  • Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? [NY Mag barf alert]

    07/08/2018 7:40:10 PM PDT · by oblomov · 17 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 8 Jul 2018 | Jonathan Chait
    On June 14, 2016, the Washington Post reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its research on Donald Trump. A political world already numbed by Trump’s astonishing rise barely took notice. News reports quoted experts who suggested the Russians merely wanted more information about Trump to inform their foreign-policy dealings. By that point, Russia was already broadcasting its strong preference for Trump through the media. Yet when news of the hacking broke, nobody raised the faintest suspicions that Russia wished to alter the outcome of the election, let alone that Trump...
  • Mueller WILL NOT Present Collusion Evidence At Manafort Trial

    07/08/2018 6:43:58 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 070718 | Chuck Ross
    Special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that his prosecutors will not present evidence regarding Trump campaign collusion with Russia at an upcoming trial for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. “The government does not intend to present at trial evidence or argument concerning collusion with the Russian government,” reads a filing submitted by Mueller’s team in federal court in Virginia on Friday.
  • “Collusion against Trump” timeline [Updated new items added]

    07/06/2018 2:54:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | 06 July 2018 | Sharyl Attkisson
    It’s easy to find timelines that detail Trump-Russia collusion developments. Here are links to two of them I recommend: Politifact Russia-Trump timeline Washington Post Russia-Trump timeline On the other side, evidence has emerged in the past year that makes it clear there were organized efforts to collude against candidate Donald Trump–and then President Trump. For example: Anti-Russian Ukrainians allegedly helped coordinate and execute a campaign against Trump in partnership with the Democratic National Committee and news reporters. A Yemen-born ex-British spy reportedly delivered political opposition research against Trump to reporters, Sen. John McCain, and the FBI; the latter of which...
  • Judge tosses suit alleging Trump campaign conspired with Russia in DNC hack

    07/04/2018 3:38:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/03/18 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump's campaign and former Trump adviser Roger Stone conspired with Russia and WikiLeaks to publish hacked Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 presidential race. U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle said in a ruling Tuesday evening that the suit's efforts to tie the Trump campaign and Stone's alleged actions to the nation's capital were too flimsy for the case to proceed in a Washington, D.C., court. "The Trump Campaign’s efforts to elect President Trump in D.C. are not suit-related contacts for those efforts did not involve acts taken...
  • Romney: The Russiagate Probe Is “Totally Appropriate” And I’m Not Sure Who I’ll Vote For In 2020

    07/03/2018 8:15:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2018 | AllahPundit
    I’m not surprised he’d be more pro-Mueller and anti-Trump than the average Republican would-be senator. I *am* a bit surprised that he didn’t hedge more in his answers here. Watch the Russiagate one first: .@kasie: "Do you think the Russia investigation is a hoax?"@MittRomney: "No, I think it's a totally appropriate evaluation by our government." pic.twitter.com/3kSCFkzbIQ— Kasie DC (@KasieDC) July 2, 2018 He does say that he doubts Mueller will find any evidence of collusion by Trump but the typical answer to this question lately by GOPers is finish it the hell up. Not just by Trump’s buddies in...
  • agents provocateur: did comey’s informants fabricate russian collusion evidence?

    06/29/2018 3:15:36 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/29/2018 | John D. O'Connor
    In our nation’s worst governmental scandal, Watergate, the Federal Bureau of Investigation heroically kept widespread White House corruption from being concealed, eventually reviving important prosecutions. Sadly, in today’s increasingly convoluted moral universe, senior FBI officials, it now appears, have tried to artificially create serious “Russiagate” crimes, thereby becoming implicated in a scandal promising to be nastier than Watergate. Congress presently awaits DOJ documents which may or may not confirm what presently seem reasonable inferences of such FBI wrongdoing. In Watergate, the White House and senior DOJ officials attempted to limit the investigation to the seven arrested members of the burglary...
  • Facing humiliation, Mueller backs away from prosecution of Russian entities

    06/23/2018 11:06:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/23/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The Mueller special counsel investigation purportedly was instigated to discover possible illicit Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election but now is backing away from the only indictments aimed at Russian entities, leaving only alleged process crimes (such as General Flynn's alleged false statement to the FBI) and alleged crimes that occurred long before the Trump candidacy (such as Paul Manafort's Ukrainian connection). Devlin Barrett writes in the Washington Post: In a pair of court filings Friday, the special counsel added four assistant U.S. attorneys to the case against Russian entities and people accused of running an online influence operation targeting American...
  • Here's what it looks like with The IG Report: They're Guilty, but It's Okay

    06/19/2018 7:44:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/19/2018 | Tom Trinko
    The IG report is really Comey 2.0. Comey spent a long time describing how Hillary had broken the law but then concluded that it was okay. Similarly, the IG report lists example after example of political bias but declares that it had no impact on the Hillary email whitewash. The IG report on the Clinton email investigation is proof positive that the entire DC justice establishment is corrupt; that they view themselves as rulers not public servants. First we were told that Comey was a straight shooter whom we could trust. Then we were told the same about Mueller, Rosenstein,...
  • Strzok Texts Should Shut Down the Russia Investigation

    06/16/2018 10:30:11 AM PDT · by ColtMeadows · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 16, 2018 | Thomas J. Farnan
    In a sane world, if the Justice Department’s internal watchdog discovered that the FBI official who began a counterintelligence investigation into an opposition party’s presidential candidate texted his lover a few days later that “we’ll stop” the candidate’s election, it would cause immediate action. At a minimum, the counterintelligence investigation – now in the hands of a special prosecutor – would be suspended pending further review of its reasons and sources, the entire sordid enterprise suddenly appearing to be the fruit of a very poisonous tree. Washington, unfortunately, is not a sane world.
  • Belmont controversy erupts: Did alliance ensure a Justify victory?

    06/11/2018 6:04:42 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/10/2018 | Tom Pedulla
    Justify’s emergence as the only undefeated Triple Crown champion after Seattle Slew and the 13th horse overall to complete the rare sweep went from a feel-good story to one awash in controversy on Sunday. Queens native Mike Repole, co-owner of fourth-place Vino Rosso and last-place Noble Indy in the field of 10, hopes Belmont Park stewards will question jockey Florent Geroux about his handling of Restoring Hope, Justify’s stablemate, for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.
  • Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is requesting that witnesses turn in their personal phones

    06/06/2018 12:01:00 PM PDT · by gwjack · 66 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 6/6/2018 | Brian Schwartz
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is asking witnesses to turn in their phones in order to access encrypted messaging applications, sources tell CNBC. Mueller's team has indicated it wants to examine private conversations on WhatsApp, Confide, Signal and Dust, sources say. Fearing a subpoena, the witnesses have complied with the request and have given over their phones. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is requesting that witnesses turn in their personal phones to inspect their encrypted messaging programs and potentially view conversations between associates linked to President Donald Trump, sources told CNBC. Since as early as April, Mueller's team has been...
  • Report: Putin gives OK to Israeli strikes on Syria

    06/01/2018 7:11:22 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/6/18 | Guy Cohen
    According to a report in a leading Arabic website, Moscow has given its consent to Israeli military strikes deep in Syrian territory. Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported Friday that Moscow and Jerusalem held talks Thursday concerning Syria and agreed to “limit” the Iranian presence in the south of the country. Israeli counterpart Avigdor Liberman met met in Moscow with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, while Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Vladimir Putin spoke about Syria over the phone. The two sides agreed to “limit” Iran, keep its forces away from the south, and to allow the IDF to target "menacing...
  • SPYGATE:The 21st Century’s Watergate, Part3, A Timeline of Collusion Against Trump from 2017 to 2018

    05/26/2018 4:16:30 PM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Bob Shanahan
    Part II of SPYGATE: The 21st Century’s Watergate discussed the timeline of events surrounding the anti-Trump dossier and the collusion against Trump carried out by the Obama administration and its many weapons at its disposal. In this third and final installment, I will talk about how the Mueller investigation has crossed the legal line and how the campaign to forcibly remove Trump from office is still in full effect today. Steven Calabresi, former special assistant to Attorney General Edwin Meese and law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a commentary piece in the Wall Street Journal a couple weeks ago...
  • Mr. Mueller Goes to Jerusalem. Unhinged Russia collusion investigation spreads to Israel.

    05/25/2018 9:33:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/25/2018 | Ari Lieberman
    Robert Mueller’s criminal probe of President Donald Trump, his associates and the Trump campaign has passed the 1-year benchmark, and the DOJ-appointed special counsel is no closer to proving Russian collusion or obstruction of justice than when he first commenced his investigation. What Mueller has succeeded in doing is wasting in excess of $20 million in taxpayer money. Actually, Mueller’s investigation may not have been a complete waste for it inadvertently succeeded in exposing the rot and sewage of the deep state. Thus far, five FBI and DOJ officials involved with Mueller and his McCarthy-like witch hunt have been fired...
  • Byron York: FBI appears ready to miss another deadline in Trump-Russia probe

    05/23/2018 10:08:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2018 11:34 PM | Byron York
    Friday is the deadline for the FBI and Justice Department to give the Senate Judiciary Committee key documents in the Michael Flynn case.It won't happen, because that's not how the current FBI and Justice Department deal with congressional demands involving the Trump-Russia affair. But sooner or later, Judiciary Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is likely to get his way.In a May 11 letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Grassley noted that more than a year ago, on Feb. 15, 2017, the Judiciary Committee requested a copy of the transcript of a Dec. 2016 phone...
  • Unions Give $1.3 Billion in Member Dues to Left-Wing Groups(WUT?)

    05/23/2018 8:52:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Susan Berry
    A new study reveals that from 2010 to 2017, labor unions sent some $1.3 billion in member dues to progressive groups aligned with the Democratic Party without obtaining the approval of their members. According to the Center for Union Facts (CUF) groups that received union member dues include the Clinton Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Center for American Progress, Democracy Alliance, and the Democratic Governors Association.
  • Former Trump Campaign : U.S. Government Agency Attempted To Give Him Hillary Clinton Emails…

    05/22/2018 4:44:36 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 8 replies
    Full Title: Wow! Former Trump Campaign Aide Michael Caputo Expands: U.S. Government Agency Attempted To Give Him Hillary Clinton Emails… Explosive. Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo appeared on Fox News moments ago with stunning statements. According to Caputo a contractor with a government agency was attempting to pass to him, through an intermediary, Hillary Clinton emails; and the intermediary reached out to Caputo to inform him therein. In hindsight, Caputo now suggests the “contractor of the government agency” was attempting to set him up -and by extension the Trump campaign- in a sting operation similar to the recently revealed...
  • BREAKING: E-mails Show FBI Brass Discussed Dossier Briefing Details With CNN

    05/21/2018 8:49:01 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 55 replies
    Newly revealed e-mails show that former Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) deputy director Andrew McCabe was keenly aware of CNN’s internal understanding of a secret briefing about the infamous Steele dossier, days before CNN published any stories on the matter. The e-mails, which were obtained by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), also reveal that top officials used coded language to refer to the salacious and unverified allegations made by Steele. Former FBI director James Comey briefed then-President-Elect Donald Trump on January 6, 2017, on at least one unproven allegation contained in Steele’s dossier, which was jointly funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign...