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  • Mueller Probe Cost Has Increased to More Than $25 Million

    12/15/2018 11:27:06 AM PST · by naeim.darzi · 16 replies
    NTD ^ | 12/15/2018 | Zack Stieber
    The controversial probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election has cost taxpayers more than $25 million. Special counsel Robert Mueller and those working for him spent more than $4.5 million in the period between April 1 and Sept. 30 alone, the counsel’s office said in a budget expenditure report (pdf) published on Dec. 14. That included more than $2.8 million in compensation and benefits for Mueller and his team and nearly $1 million in rent, communications, and utilities. The group also spent $580,098 on travel and transportation.
  • Weekly Update: JW Gives Testimony on Capitol Hill about Clinton Foundation

    12/15/2018 9:36:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 14, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    A House Committee Hears Our Clinton Foundation Scandal Evidence Obama’s State Department Worked to Undermine the Trump Administration Hillary Clinton Claims Her Email System Was for ‘Convenience’ Media Buries Key Facts to Conceal Migrant Health Threat — TB, Hepatitis, HIV A House Committee Hears Our Clinton Foundation Scandal Evidence When I was asked by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Government Operations to testify this week about the Clinton Foundation, I knew the challenge would be organizing the vast trove of information we have accumulated through court action over the past several years. That evidence,...
  • DOJ Destroyed Missing Strzok/Page Text Messages Before The IG Could Review Them

    12/13/2018 9:10:43 PM PST · by bitt · 136 replies
    federalist ^ | 12/13/2018 | Bre Payton
    The Department of Justice wiped text messages between former FBI employees Lisa Page and Peter Strozk from their cell phones before the Office of the Inspector General could review them, a new report from the DOJ watchdog reveals. Page and Strozk’s involvement with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has been heavily scrutinized after it was revealed they had sent numerous anti-Trump text messages back and forth to one another. Mueller has been tasked with looking into whether or not Donald Trump and his campaign associates coordinated with Russian officials to steal the 2016 election away from Hillary Clinton. The 11-page...
  • DOJ Fighting to Keep F&F Info Out if El Chapo Trial

    12/13/2018 5:42:59 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    My title. Go to the 3 minute mark.
  • Accused WikiLeaks source granted access to classified case material with caveats

    12/13/2018 1:17:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Joshua Schulte, a former CIA employee charged in connection with leaking classified hacking tools to WikiLeaks, will be shackled and subjected to strip searches if he wishes to view classified material related to the government’s case against him, a court ordered Thursday. The conditions appear in a protective order requested by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, where the former CIA computer engineer is being held awaiting trial for espionage. The government has prepared a sensitive compartmented information facility, or SCIF, in which Mr. Schulte and his attorney can visit to review classified information concerning his case, prosecutors wrote in a filing...
  • The DOJ Inspector General Found 19,000 'Lost' Strzok and Page Texts

    12/13/2018 9:51:34 AM PST · by rktman · 87 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/13/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    "In view of the content of many of the text messages between Strzok and Page, the OIG also asked the Special Counsel's Office to provide the OIG the DOJ issues iPhones that had been assigned to Strzok and Page during their respective assignments to the SCO." After a number of steps by the OIG, "was the recovery of thousands of text messages within the period of the missing text messages, December 15, 2016 through May 17, 2017, as well as hundreds of other text messages outside the gap period that had not been produced by the FBI due to technical...
  • DOJ watchdog: No clear 'pattern' in missing Strzok, Page texts

    12/13/2018 8:39:10 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A federal watchdog has found no “discernible patterns” regarding the content of text messages exchanged between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that were not collected and maintained by the bureau's systems, according to a new report.The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General released a partially redacted report Thursday detailing how the office was able to recover previously lost text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page. The inspector general (IG) report states that the messages later found to be maintained in different sources "included some political content, some work-related content, and some personal content." Republicans were...
  • Report of Investigation: Recovery of Text Messages From Certain FBI Mobile Devices

    12/13/2018 8:33:28 AM PST · by bigbob · 5 replies
    Department of Justice OIG ^ | 12-12-18 | Department of Justice OIG
    Report of Investigation: Recovery of Text Messages From Certain FBI Mobile Devices
  • Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi sues Mueller, Justice, CIA, FBI, NSA for $350 million

    12/10/2018 3:49:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of blackmailing him to lie about President Donald Trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The suit, which seeks $350 million in actual and punitive damages in U.S. District Court in Washington, was filed six days after Corsi entered a formal complaint with the Justice Department alleging prosecutorial misconduct by Mueller. Corsi, 72, the former Washington bureau chief of the conspiracy website InfoWars, accuses Mueller's office of having illegally leaked secret information from the grand jury investigating Russian...
  • Comey’s confession: dossier not verified before, or after, FISA warrant

    12/09/2018 12:17:51 PM PST · by bitt · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/8/2018 | john Solomon
    Many people I know in law enforcement circles shuddered when James Comey tweeted recently that acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker “may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer.” To them, Comey’s Twitter attack crossed that “blue line” – the one that real cops abide by, to never criticize fellow officers and to always have their backs. I had a different reaction. I found it odd that a man who started his Twitter career by quoting Bible verses about justice might have forgotten one of the golden utterances from Jesus himself: “He that is without sin among you, let him...
  • Weekly Update: Big Court Victory on Clinton Emails

    12/08/2018 9:07:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 7, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Victory: Court Orders Discovery into Clinton Email Scandal Why Did Top FBI Lawyer Meet With Clinton’s Lawyers Before the Election? Major New Judicial Watch Investigative Report on George Soros Judicial Watch Victory: Court Orders Discovery into Clinton Email Scandal I have said all along that, in their delaying, blocking, and obfuscating our attempts to get to the truth about Hillary Clinton’s email, the Justice and State Departments have been acting in bad faith by defending the evasion of the Freedom of Information Act and other email misconduct by Hillary Clinton. Now, a federal judge is questioning their...
  • For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime [barf alert]

    12/08/2018 7:55:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 8, 2018 | Michael Balsamo
    The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime. In a court filing, prosecutors said former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen arranged the secret payments at the height of the 2016 campaign “in coordination with and at the direction of” Trump. Cohen has previously said Trump was involved in the hush-money scheme, but court documents filed ahead of Cohen’s sentencing made clear prosecutors believe Cohen’s claim. The filing stopped short...
  • Trump Names Barr and Nauert, Left Not Happy

    12/07/2018 6:41:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay. So Trump is gonna appoint William Barr to be the attorney general. I don’t know how anybody could oppose this guy. He worked for the Bushes, and as somebody who worked for the Bushes, William Barr is today a representative (Is he not?) of our perfect and wonderful bipartisan past that we’ve just spent the past two days hearing about in the Drive-By Media. Now, people I know say that Bill Barr would be excellent for this gig, that Trump couldn’t find anybody better. But the instinctive reaction on the left would be, “We can’t let Trump have...
  • The Deep State’s Original Purpose Was to Rein In Trump

    12/07/2018 4:02:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Things are starting to come into a little bit more focus, and for some of you it may have already been in focus. We’ll find out. … What is coming into focus is the Mueller investigation and what its real purpose is. And we have learned this because CNN, of all places — on their website — has revealed that there was a pre-Mueller investigation that was launched by the FBI and Andrew McCabe, and we know now the actual reason for it. And I’m gonna give you the big news and then work backwards on this. Apparently, if...
  • Federal Judge Rips State Department for Helping to Bury Hillary's Email Scandal

    12/07/2018 3:34:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    A federal judge ripped the State Department during a court hearing this week and accused officials there of helping to cover up former Secretary Hillary Clinton's unlawful use of a private email server. The judge also took aim at the current Department of Justice. From Judicial Watch (bolding is mine): Judicial Watch announced today that, in a ruling excoriating both the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth has ordered both agencies to join Judicial Watch in submitting a proposed schedule for discovery into whether Hillary Clinton sought to evade the Freedom of...
  • Jerry Nadler Vows to Shut Down House Probe into DOJ-Democrat Collusion

    12/07/2018 1:29:21 PM PST · by detective · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Dec 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, revealed Friday that he will end the Republican-led probe into decisions made by the FBI and Department of Justice during the 2016 presidential election. “Yes, [I will end it] because it is a waste of time to start with,” Nadler told reporters after momentarily stepping outside the closed-door hearing of fired FBI Director James Comey. He branded the probe a political stunt designed to divert attention from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election. “The entire purpose of...
  • Judge blasts DoJ, State Dept.; orders discovery to see if Hillary sought to HIDE her emails

    12/07/2018 1:13:13 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 12 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/17/18 | USA Features
    Daylight: It’s become self-evident that were in not for Judicial Watch, much of what is now known about the various political scandals involving former President Obama’s administration would still be unknown. Federal court blasts DoJ, State Dept.; orders discovery plan to see if Hillary sought to HIDE her emails to evade law Posted on December 7, 2018 in Conspiracy, Courts, Crime, Current Events, Department of Justice, Federal Court, Hillary Clinton, State Department // 2 Comments Fb-Button Save inShare (National Sentinel) Daylight: It’s become self-evident that were in not for Judicial Watch, much of what is now known about the various...
  • BREAKING: Federal Court Orders Discovery Plan in 10 Days Whether Hillary’s Private Server an Intent

    12/06/2018 6:04:36 PM PST · by bitt · 48 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/6/2018 | Christina Laila
    Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting. Judicial Watch appeared in a DC federal court last month on a motion to compel more testimony from Hillary Clinton as well as to make public video recordings of depositions of top Clinton aides such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. The court ruled that Hillary Clinton must answer more questions about the setting up of her private server. Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said that the court denied their request to unseal the video depositions of Clinton’s aides. On Thursday, a federal court blasted the DOJ and State Department on...
  • Feds received whistleblower evidence in 2017 alleging Clinton Foundation wrongdoing

    12/06/2018 4:21:29 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2018 | John Solomon
    The whistleblower submission cited many of the same concerns as the internal legal reviews, but also alleged that evidence from foreign governments showed that some charity transactions were commercial in nature and therefore should have been taxed. The evidence amassed by the private investigators should give Congress plenty to explore at its hearing next week, and put the Trump Justice Department on the spot to answer what it has done to address concerns that the foundation’s lawyers raised and the private investigators uncovered. Quid pro quo donations, a culture of noncompliance, travel abuses and commingling of personal with charitable business...
  • William Barr, H.W. Bush-era attorney general, eyed as possible Sessions successor

    12/06/2018 11:14:08 AM PST · by libstripper · 71 replies
    Folx News ^ | Dec. 6, 2018 | John Roberts, Ales Pappas
    President Trump wants to nominate William Barr, the George H.W. Bush-era leader of the Justice Department, as his next attorney general, sources told Fox News.