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  • Mueller’s Investigation Flouts Justice Department Standards

    03/18/2018 7:52:27 PM PDT · by Track9 · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew McCarthy
    Gates was charged with $100 million in financial crimes — and pled guilty to two minor offenses, one of them highly questionable. These columns have many times observed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s failure to set limits on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. To trigger the appointment of a special counsel, federal regulations require the Justice Department to identify the crimes that warrant investigation and prosecution — crimes that the Justice Department is too conflicted to investigate in the normal course; crimes that become the parameters of the special counsel’s jurisdiction.
  • NC Police Issued Sweeping Warrants to Search Data On All Google Devices Near Murder Scene

    03/18/2018 7:41:51 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 15 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 3/16/18 | Sidney Fussell
    Google was served at least four sweeping search warrants by Raleigh, North Carolina police last year, requesting anonymized location data on all users within areas surrounding crime scenes. In one case, Raleigh police requested information on all Google accounts within 17 acres of a murder, overlapping residences, and businesses. Google did not confirm or deny whether it handed over the requested data to police. WRAL reporter Tyler Dukes found four investigations in 2017 where police issued these uniquely extensive warrants: two murder cases, one sexual battery case, and an arson case that destroyed two apartment complexes and displaced 41 people....
  • Breaking- New Bombings in Austin

    03/18/2018 7:12:43 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 33 replies
    ATCEM/Twitter ^ | 3/18/18
    ATCEMS @ATCEMS 26m Multiple #ATCEMS assets responding to an unconfirmed report of an Explosion at 4721 Eagle Feather Dr (20:32); Initial unconfirmed reports of 6 patients "on the ground". Assets still responding More to Follo
  • More explosions in Austin, TX (via Twitter)(Sunday ~8:55pm CDT)

    03/18/2018 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Drago · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/18/2018 | ATCEMS (Austin EMS)
    UPDATE: Explosion incident at 4721 Eagle Feather Dr; Multiple #ATCEMS assets are staging to possibly 2 separate incidents in the area. At this incident, 2 patients have been identified and are prepping those patients for transport. More to Follow...
  • Police officer busted for reverse drunk driving

    03/18/2018 6:14:50 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/18/18 | Emily Saul
    A police lieutenant was canned early Sunday after crossing over the blurry blue line — when her fellow officers discovered their drunken colleague driving backwards, honking, through the streets of Florida. Now ex-cop Christi Ruhtz, 41, was discovered with bloodshot, glassy eyes and reeking of booze in Pinellas, Florida around 2:00 a.m————————snip———————-Rhutz, who’d been with the Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office since 1998, was immediately fired, according to the report.
  • Judicial Watch: Broward County Sheriff’s Office Training Materials...‘Confront the Shooter’(trnc)

    03/18/2018 5:43:14 PM PDT · by smileyface · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March15 2018 | Press Release
    ‘Remember, every time you hear a gunshot in an active shooter incident; you have to believe that is another victim being killed.’ Four Officers on Scene at February 14 Parkland Shooting Did Not Enter School Building (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released Broward County Sheriff’s Office training and operation materials that specifically dictate that the first one or two officers on the scene of an active shooter incident “will immediately go to confront the shooter.” The Broward County Sheriff’s Office’s Standard Operating Procedure and lesson plans for an active shooter incident were obtained by Judicial Watch via a Florida...
  • D.C. lawmaker says recent snowfall caused by ‘Rothschilds controlling the climate’

    03/18/2018 5:33:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    A D.C. lawmaker responded to a brief snowfall Friday by publishing a video in which he espoused a conspiracy theory that Jewish financiers control the weather. D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) posted the video to his official Facebook page at 7:21 a.m. as snow flurries were hitting the nation’s capital. The video, shot through the windshield of a car driving west on Interstate 695 through downtown Washington, shows snowy skies while White narrates. “Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation,” he...
  • 1,000s Gather in London to Hear T. Robinson Deliver Banned Right-Wing Activist’s Speech

    03/18/2018 4:10:09 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/18/18
    LONDON, United Kingdom — Thousands of free speech enthusiasts, alongside a handful of hard-left and Islamist opposition, gathered at Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park this afternoon to hear a speech written by Generation Identity’s Martin Sellner, delivered by former EDL leader Tommy Robinson. Sellner was banned from entry by the UK government earlier this month, for daring to lead a right-wing organisation which sheds light on Islamic extremism and mass migration on the continent of Europe. Robinson — formerly of the Rebel Media — delivered the speech to thousands who gathered in the snow at the historic Speaker’s Corner,...
  • Kallstrom: High-ranking people in government had a plot to protect Hillary from being indicted

    03/18/2018 4:02:04 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 50 replies ^ | 3/18/18 | Mandy Mayfield
    Former assistant FBI director James Kallstrom suggested Sunday morning that the constant shifting of high-ranking government officials over the last year is related to an internal plot to help Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. "I think we have ample facts revealed to us during this last year and a half that high-ranking people throughout government, not just the FBI, high-ranking people had a plot to not have Hillary Clinton, you know, indicted," Kallstrom said ...... Kallstrom also said officials had a scheme to blame Trump for the Russian interference during the 2016 election. "They had a backup plan...
  • Trump-Russia: Not Mueller's First Botched Investigation

    03/18/2018 3:46:04 PM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | Daniel Ashman
    {snip} There is no need to wonder about how Mueller operates. His history has made it quite clear. One needs only to study his actions as FBI director when he managed the FBI's most important investigation ever. {snip} There was no direct link from Hatfill to the attacks, by the FBI's own admission. The FBI never even charged Hatfill. The bureau only spied on, followed, and harassed him, non-stop, for years. The Department of Justice publicly outed Hatfill as the possible terrorist. While America's secret police trampled on Hatfill's dignity and life, Mueller took a stand – but on a...
  • Hillary Clinton to Give a Public Talk At Rutgers University

    03/18/2018 3:37:45 PM PDT · by Mmmike · 58 replies
    NBC 4 / New York ^ | 3/2/2018 | unsigned
    Hillary Clinton will make a rare appearance at Rutgers University to talk about politics, American democracy, her career and women’s role in the political movement. The university’s Eagleton Institute of Politics will host the talk on March 29. The former secretary of state, senator, first lady and presidential candidate will speak at the College Avenue Gym at the New Brunswick, New Jersey, campus. Clinton will talk with Eagleton director Ruth Mandel about her years in public life, the institutions of government, her political career and her role in shaping women’s political history, according to the Eagleton Institute. Clinton will visit...
  • Sources contradict Sessions' testimony he opposed Russia outreach

    03/18/2018 3:04:39 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 47 replies
    reuters ^ | 3-18-18
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony that he opposed a proposal for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team to meet with Russians has been contradicted by three people who told Reuters they have spoken about the matter to investigators with Special Counsel Robert Mueller or congressional committees.
  • 4 Billboards In Kansas Call For Charges Against Cop Who Shot Unarmed 'Swatting' Victim

    03/18/2018 2:16:19 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 120 replies
    Yahoo Noose ^ | March 18, 2018 | Dominique Mosbergen, Puff Ho
    Four billboards have appeared in Wichita, Kansas; all of them bearing the same somber message: “Andy Finch is dead. If you believe in justice, it’s time to file charges.” In December, a Wichita police officer fatally shot Andy Finch after a fake emergency call directed law enforcement to the 28-year-old victim’s home. A man in California has since been charged with involuntary manslaughter for the so-called “swatting” hoax call, but the victim’s family and community activists have repeatedly called for the officer who killed Finch — who was unarmed at the time of the shooting — to come under greater...
  • CONFESSIONS OF A CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER: “The 3 Part Plan To Destroy Donald Trump & His Supporters"

    03/18/2018 12:47:09 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 130 replies
    DCWHISPERS ^ | 3/18/18 | dcwhispers
    “**The move against Trump’s private business and his family is meant to push the President into direct conflict with Mr. Mueller which will result in Mueller’s attempted firing. That firing will be used as the primary get-out-the-vote push leading up to the 2018 Midterms in November. **Democrats take back the House and possibly even the Senate. Democrats and a handful of high-placed Republicans will then move forward with impeachment proceedings. They want to make it a bi-partisan effort to further damage the President. **The Trump brand will be destroyed. The value of his properties will plummet. His family will be...
  • Edward Snowden: Facebook is a surveillance company rebranded as 'social media'

    03/18/2018 12:24:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 74 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Daniel Chaitin | March 17, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin | March 17, 2018
    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden ripped Facebook in a tweet Saturday after the social media giant suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm which worked worked for President Trump’s campaign. Facebook accused the firm on Friday of not deleting data it had improperly harvested from Facebook users, which number in the tens of millions, but Snowden pinned the blame squarely on Facebook and lumped in other social media companies for being just as reckless. "Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as 'surveillance companies,'" Snowden said. "Their rebranding...
  • John Brennan Tweet Confirms Donald Trump’s Concerns About Politicized Intelligence

    John Brennan reacted to the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe by tweeting a strident attack against Trump: John O. Brennan When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America...America will triumph over you. The president’s critics seems to like Brennan’s tweet. It confirmed what Trump has been saying all along: that the senior leadership of the intelligence and federal law enforcement services had become highly politicized. That...
  • Missouri inmate’s execution could be ‘gruesome’ due to rare condition, lawyers say

    03/18/2018 12:09:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | AP
    ST. LOUIS — A condemned Missouri inmate faces a potentially “gruesome and painful” execution because of a rare medical condition that compromises the man’s veins and causes multiple tumors in his head and throat, his attorney said Sunday. Russell Bucklew is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday evening for killing a former girlfriend’s new boyfriend in 1996 in eastern Missouri. Bucklew, 49, was moments away from execution in May 2014 when the U.S. Supreme Court halted it amid concerns about Bucklew’s medical condition. He suffers from cavernous hemangioma, a rare ailment that causes weakened and malformed blood vessels, as well...
  • McCabe Firing a ‘Horrible Day for Democracy,’ Firing Mueller Is a ‘Massive Red Line’

    03/18/2018 12:04:59 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said President Donald Trump attempting to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be “massive red line.” On the McCabe firing, Flake said, “When the president said it was a great day for democracy yesterday, I think it was a horrible day for democracy. To have firings like this happening at the top, from the president and the attorney general, does not speak well for what’s going on. So I don’t know what the designs are on Mueller, but it seems to be building toward that. And I just hope...
  • Security of state voter rolls a concern as primaries begin [IL]

    03/18/2018 11:25:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 18, 2018 2:15 PM EDT | Christina A. Cassidy and Sarah Zimmerman
    With the Illinois primary just days away, state election officials are beefing up cyber defenses and scanning for possible intrusions into voting systems and voter registration rolls. They have good reason to be on guard: Two years ago, Illinois was the lone state known to have its state election system breached in a hacking effort that ultimately targeted 21 states. Hackers believe[d] to be connected to Russia penetrated the state’s voter rolls, viewing data on some 76,000 Illinois voters, although there is no indication any information was changed. Since then, Illinois election officials have added firewalls, installed software designed to...
  • Trump Moves To Discredit Comey, McCabe; Claims Bias In Mueller Probe

    03/18/2018 10:32:27 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/18/18 | Tom Howell Jr
    President Trump on Sunday used his Twitter platform to try and discredit James Comey and Andrew McCabe, whose FBI careers were cut short amid acrimony over the Russian-meddling probe and how the bureau handled probes into the Clinton family. Both men reportedly kept memos detailing their interactions with Mr. Trump, which could factor into Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of any ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, or fuel potential obstruction of justice charges against the president. Mr. Trump downplayed their relevance on Twitter. “Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he was...