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  • If Winfrey runs, CBS News faces potential conflict

    01/09/2018 7:17:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2018 10:05 PM EST | David Bauder
    In an odd twist, fellow hosts of “CBS This Morning” turned to their colleague Gayle King — famous friend of Oprah Winfrey — for an interview Tuesday about whether her pal would run for president. If a Winfrey candidacy moves beyond idle chatter, one of the leading figures on a CBS News show that prides itself on hard-nosed journalism would have a conflict of interest on a major story. King attended the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday and said on “CBS This Morning” that she spent several hours with Winfrey after the speech that fueled political speculation. King said her...
  • FBI ruled McCabe had no conflict of interest in Clinton probe: docs

    01/05/2018 10:01:58 PM PST · by bitt · 56 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/5/2018 | Julia Manchester
    The FBI said in documents released Friday that Deputy Director Andrew McCabe did not have any role in the probe into Hillary Clinton's private email server while his wife ran as a Democrat for state office in Virginia. The documents note that Jill McCabe announced her candidacy for state Senate in Virginia in March 2015, while Andrew McCabe's role as deputy director started in February 2016, three months after his wife lost her electoral bid. Andrew McCabe had asked ethics officials if his wife's candidacy would lead to a potential conflict of interest while he was working as an assistant...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Robert Mueller and his politically biased team of prosecutors need to go

    12/08/2017 3:27:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 8, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller has sabotaged his own investigation of Russian meddling into the 2016 election. He has only himself to blame for ruining what could have been a credible probe. As I will document below, Mueller deliberately assembled a team of partisans with a history of political bias who appear determined to undo the results of the 2016 presidential election and drive President Trump from office. Because Mueller improperly stacked the deck of his special counsel staff with biased crusaders, he transformed what was supposed to be an impartial investigation into an illegitimate and seemingly corrupt one. To restore...
  • Flashback: FBI gave Clinton email investigation ‘special’ status

    12/04/2017 6:52:20 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    Shortly before last year’s election, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe wrote an email on his official government account stating that the Hillary Clinton email probe had been given “special” status, according to documents released Wednesday. McCabe’s Oct. 23, 2016, email to press officials in the FBI said the probe was under the control of a small group of high-ranking people at the FBI’s headquarters in Washington. “As I now know the decision was made to investigate it at HQ with a small team,” McCabe wrote in the email. He said he had no input when the Clinton email investigation started...
  • Republicans seek special counsel's removal from Russia probe

    11/03/2017 2:17:00 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 03, 2017 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Republican U.S. lawmakers called on Friday for Robert Mueller to resign as special counsel investigating Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, the latest in a series of conservatives’ criticisms of the FBI and Justice Department during the probe of how Moscow may have influenced the campaign.
  • FBI turns over new Clinton investigation documents to Congress

    11/04/2017 2:03:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/4/17 | John Solomon
    The FBI has begun turning over to Senate investigators hundreds of pages of memos regarding the bureau's probe into Hillary Clinton's private email server, sources told The Hill. The sources said the Justice Department notified the Senate Judiciary Committee late Friday and the FBI began transmitting memos soon after to assist Congress in its review of former Director James Comey's handling of the Clinton email case. The memos detail how and when the bureau's leadership declined to pursue criminal charges against Clinton for transmitting classified information on her private email server as secretary of State, an investigation that has remained...
  • Top FBI official assigned to Mueller’s Russia probe said to have been removed after anti-Trump texts

    12/02/2017 9:57:52 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    washington post ^ | dec 2nd 2017 | Karoun Demirjian and Devlin Barrett
    The former top FBI official assigned to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election was taken off that job this past summer after his bosses discovered he and another member of Mueller’s team had exchanged politically charged texts disparaging President Trump and supportive of Hillary Clinton. Peter Strzok, as deputy head of counterintelligence at the FBI, was a key player in the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server to do government work as secretary of state, as well as the probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia...
  • Weekly Update: Deep State Russia Meddling Cover-Up

    12/02/2017 9:52:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 2, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    We Sue Office of Director of National Intelligence over Failure to Produce Legally Mandated Report on Russia’s Election Meddling Obama Vacations, Campaigning Cost Taxpayers New Total Over $114 Million New FBI Records Show FBI Leadership’s Conflicts of Interest on Clinton Email Investigation We Sue Office of Director of National Intelligence over Failure to Produce Legally Mandated Report on Russia’s Election Meddling We’re a year into the Trump Administration, and we’re still trying to get a grip on why the agencies that report to him continue to slow walk the release of information the public rightfully should have. The latest...
  • BIASED Judge in Fusion GPS Case FORCED to Recuse Herself

    11/12/2017 7:25:47 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    the black sphere ^ | nov. 10, 2017 | Kevin Jackson
    BIASED Judge in Fusion GPS Case FORCED to Recuse Herself This may be the most obvious case of conflict I’ve seen in a while. How this judge could have ever gotten the Fusion GPS case shows a lack of integrity in our justice system. As True Pundit wrote of U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, and her “blatant conflicts of interest in the Fusion GPS case”: On Thursday the United States District Court for the District of Columbia re-assigned the Fusion GPS bank record case to a new federal judge, removing Chutkan from making any additional decisions on the case. This...
  • Weekly Update: New FBI/Clinton Scandal

    11/04/2017 9:57:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 3, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    New FBI/Clinton Scandal — FBI Deputy Director McCabe Delayed Recusing Himself from the Clinton Email Case Conservatives Excluded as Leftists Got $1 Billion from Companies Sued by DOJ Antifa Attacks Judicial Watch in Court New FBI/Clinton Scandal — FBI Deputy Director McCabe Delayed Recusing Himself from the Clinton Email Case Often overlooked amid the shenanigans of two former FBI Directors – James Comey and Robert Mueller – are questions about FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was actually acting director for a time after Comey was fired. Consider the news we broke today. We uncovered Justice Department records showing...
  • Newly Released Docs Show Andrew McCabe Didn’t Recuse from Clinton Investigation Until Days Before...

    11/03/2017 6:52:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 11/3/17 | Ronn Blitzer
    Documents recently released by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch show that while current FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe recused himself from the investigation of Hillary Clinton, he didn’t do so until days before November’s election. The information was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI that sought records related to McCabe’s involvement with the state Senate campaign of his wife, Dr. Jill McCabe.McCabe was the Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office when the probe was going on, and therefore controlled resources for the investigation. While the investigation was still underway, in February 2016, McCabe became Deputy Director...
  • The real story of that Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting gets even stranger

    08/11/2017 2:12:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8-10-17 | Jazz Shaw
    When we last checked in on newly released information regarding that infamous tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton, we learned that the media wasn’t terribly interested in discussing the matter any more than absolutely necessary. But as reporters continue to dig through the trove of Justice Department emails obtained by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, we find out that there were some people who were very interested in talking. The people in question would be Lynch’s staff and they were having a flurry of discussions with...
  • Deputy AG Rosenstein: Will Wait to see if Mueller investigation “results” affected by conflicts

    07/21/2017 7:03:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Asked by Fox News‘ Martha MacCallum whether he’s bothered by the fact that some of the lawyers hired by special counsel Robert Mueller made donations to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, acting AG Rod Rosenstein responded: “At the Department of Justice, we judge by results, and so, my view about that is, we’ll see if they do the right thing.” View the video here.
  • Gregg Jarrett: Trump should demand Mueller quit as special counsel

    06/15/2017 11:30:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    The Washington Post is reporting that Robert Mueller is now investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice, examining not only the president’s alleged statement to Comey in their February meeting, but also the firing of FBI Director James Comey. If true, this development makes the argument even more compelling that Mueller cannot serve as special counsel. He has an egregious conflict of interest. The special counsel statute specifically prohibits Mueller from serving if he has “a personal relationship with any person substantially involved in the investigation or prosecution.” The language is mandatory. He “shall” disqualify himself. Comey is substantially involved...
  • Comey Invalidates Special Counsel

    06/11/2017 7:53:42 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Gingrich Productions ^ | 06/09/17 | Newt Gingrich
    "I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter – didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons – but I asked him to, because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.” This statement is tremendously important because it completely delegitimizes Robert Mueller’s so-called independent investigation and reveals it as poisoned fruit. Think about it: Comey was the top law enforcement officer in the nation before he was fired on May 9. Had he felt a special counsel was necessary to investigate possible Russian influence in the 2016...
  • COMEY SAYS HE WAS FIRED OVER RUSSIA PROBE [shouldn't Mueller recuse???]

    06/08/2017 5:20:39 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 62 replies
    AP ^ | 8 June 2017 | Eric Tucker and Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.... It's my judgment that I was fired because of the Russia investigation," Comey said toward the end of more than two hours of testimony before the Senate intelligence committee. "I was fired in some way to change, or the endeavor was to change, the way the Russia investigation was being conducted.... Asked whether that February Oval Office discussion amounted to obstruction of justice, Comey said he expected that to be a matter...
  • Vanity - Robert Mueller must immediately recuse himself and step down!!!

    06/11/2017 4:29:00 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 28 replies
    Sweet, Short and to the point. After the testimony given by James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee, last Thursday, it is clearly evident that Special Council, Robert Mueller cannot ever be impartial in judgement on his assigned duties and oversight. Any official such as Mr. Mueller (a dearest friend & cohort of MR. Comey), that listened to James Comey, relative his testimony to the Senate and, then advised him to move forward with his planned Senate delivery, can never be impartial, fair or, balanced. Bottom line, force Muller to resign and step down!!! He is totally incompetent in this...
  • Robert Mueller should step aside: Friends shouldn’t be investigating friends

    06/11/2017 9:02:13 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 85 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Sunday, June 11, 2017 | William A. Jacobson
    Whether they were just close professional friends, or consider themselves personally friendly, the fact is that they are not at arms length. This relationship, at least as reported, appears to be much more than the routine interactions you might expect two law enforcement officers to have had in the regular course of business. Something doesn’t seem right here. Comey manipulated the system into getting his friend appointed Special Counsel, and now that friend will be investigating matters in which Comey is a key witness. More than that, Comey’s own actions in leaking government property raise legal issues as to whether...
  • Trump Attorney Won't Rule Out Firing Mueller

    06/11/2017 9:03:49 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | June 11, 2017
    One of President Donald Trump’s attorneys on Sunday wouldn't rule out the possibility the president would fire the special counsel appointed to look into his campaign’s potential ties to Russia. “Look, the president of the United States, as we all know, is a unitary executive,” Sekulow said on ABC’s “This Week.” “But the president is going to seek the advice of his counsel and inside the government as well as outside. And I'm not going to speculate on what he will, or will not, do.”
  • FBI Says No Need For Top Official To Recuse Himself From Trump-Russia Probe (McCabe)

    04/20/2017 5:27:12 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 19 2017 | Chuck Ross
    A top FBI official whose wife received political donations from an ally of Hillary Clinton’s last year does not need to recuse himself from the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation, the bureau said Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee inquired last month about FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s role on the Trump probe, which is looking into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley had expressed concerns about a potential conflict of interest given that McCabe’s wife ran a state campaign in Virginia that received $700,000 from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close friend of Clinton’s. [...