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  • Lisa Page Took Rod Rosenstein's Trump Tape Talk Seriously

    09/23/2018 10:28:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 22, 2018 | Betsy Woodruff
    Two sources told The Daily Beast that FBI lawyer Lisa Page was present for Rod Rosenstein's comments on secret recordings and did not believe he was joking or being sarcastic. A debate with major implications has broken out over whether Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was being sarcastic when, in the spring of 2017, he reportedly talked about covertly recording President Donald Trump. A former career Justice Department official who was in the room when the topic arose told The Daily Beast he believes the deputy attorney general was being sarcastic. But another person in the room at the time...
  • Rosenstein report gives GOP new ammo against DOJ

    09/23/2018 12:19:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/23/18 | Brett Samuels
    Republicans on Sunday seized on reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year proposed secretly recording President Trump, in order to renew calls for a special counsel investigation of alleged bias within the Department of Justice (DOJ). “[Trump] shouldn’t fire Rosenstein unless you believe Rosenstein’s lying. He said he did not do the things alleged, but there’s a bureaucratic coup against President Trump being discovered here,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Before the election, the people in question tried to taint the election, tip it in [Hillary] Clinton’s favor; after the election they’re trying to...
  • Weekly Update: Kavanaugh Deserves A Vote. Now.

    09/22/2018 9:26:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 21, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Will We Have Rule by Law or Rule by Mob? Once Again The Deep State Digs In Its Heels The Secret Service Doesn’t Want You To Know What Presidential Travel Costs Bill and Hillary Are Still Using Influence to Spread the Cash An Immigration Cash Cow for the Establishment Will We Have Rule by Law or Rule by Mob? Americans should brook no further delay of a full Senate vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Let’s be clear: Leftists are trying to blow up the Senate confirmation process in their attack on Judge Kavanaugh. Their latest...
  • If You See Something Say Something

    09/22/2018 8:54:54 AM PDT · by deweyfromdetroit · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-22-18 | MOTUS
    Ha ha ha ha ha! Rod Rosenstein was kidding around with the guys about wearing a wire while meeting with the President in order to collect info that could set him up for removal under the 25th Amendment. Hee hee hee.  Just kidding! It was just a joke!You know what? In the real world people get fired for jokes every day. Take this poor bloke, who thought he’d signed out of his Chrysler account and into his personal Twitter account: Not only did poor Scott Bartosiewicz, a social media strategist for New Media Strategies, get fired but Chrysler declined to...
  • Trump says he’ll rid Justice Dept. of ‘lingering stench’

    09/21/2018 9:26:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 21, 2018 10:32 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI on Friday, promising further firings to get rid of a “lingering stench” following reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president. Trump, speaking at a rally in Missouri, did not explicitly mention the Rosenstein furor, which was first reported by The New York Times and confirmed by The Associated Press. But Trump lashed out against what he sees as anti-Trump bias in the Justice Department, touting the firings he has orchestrated, unnerving many in federal law enforcement and sparking fears about the...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Rod Rosenstein's coup attempt to depose Trump should not go unpunished

    09/21/2018 7:44:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2018 | Gregg Jarrett
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s actions, as recounted by the New York Times Friday, are the equivalent of an attempted coup -- a plot to overthrow the president. As the Times reveals, Rosenstein was furious that Democrats blamed him for the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Rosenstein, who had volunteered to write the firing memorandum, was “regretful and emotional.” His behavior was described as “erratic.” He blamed Trump. So, in an apparent act of vengeance, he proposed secretly recording the president to try to gain damaging information about him. He solicited others to wear wires, including Andrew McCabe, who...
  • Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump

    09/21/2018 11:39:42 AM PDT · by Innovative · 69 replies
    KVOA News Tucson ^ | Sept. 21, 2018 | Site Administrator
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he suggested last year he secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House to expose chaos in the administration. Rosenstein says the story is “inaccurate and factually incorrect.”
  • GAO investigating after employee featured in Project Veritas video

    09/20/2018 8:30:36 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Brett Samuels
    The Government Accountability Office said Thursday it's investigating a video from conservative activist group Project Veritas that depicts an employee acknowledging he contributes to the local Democratic Socialists of America chapter during work hours. "We are aware of the video and investigating the serious issues it raises, and we have also communicated with the GAO Inspector General," the GAO said in a statement.The office was responding to a video posted Thursday that purports to show GAO auditor Natarajan Subramanian detailing his involvement in the Washington, D.C. chapter of DSA. Subramanian explained in the video that he does social media work...
  • President Trump: “I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad.” “I’m very disappointed in Jeff.”

    09/20/2018 6:31:05 AM PDT · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 11 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 9/19/2018 | Sundance
    Full title: "President Trump: “I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad.” – “I’m very disappointed in Jeff. Very disappointed.”… --------------- "John Solomon and Buck Sexton interviewed President Trump on Tuesday September 18th, 2018, in the Oval Office... ---snip------------- "Additionally, within the interview President Trump notes he has not seen the content of the documents he had directed to be declassified; he is relying on the group within congress -Nunes, Jordan, Goodlatte, Meadows, Zeldin, etc.- who have investigated the details and made the requests to the executive office for declassification." ----------snip-------- "Perhaps the most important aspect to the interview...
  • Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff and Warner DEMAND DOJ-FBI Defy Trump Declassification Order

    09/19/2018 6:39:59 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 80 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 18, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    In a shocking letter intended to undermine the President, and his authority over the Executive Branch, multiple high ranking Democrats sent a letter ordering intelligence agencies to ignore Trump’s order to declassify numerous documents involving the Russia investigation until consulting with Congress. The intelligence agencies serve at the pleasure of the president — and this clearly crosses the line separating the branches of government. The letter was signed by Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Senator Mark Warner, and Senator Charles Schumer and sent to Director Coats, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Director Wray. “Your agencies’ review, and any communication...
  • DOJ looking into 'concerning' behavior by employee in Project Veritas video

    09/19/2018 1:30:14 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/19/18 | Brett Samuels
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday said it is assessing allegations of improper behavior by one of its employees in a video published by the conservative activist organization Project Veritas. The video, titled "Deep State Unmasked," depicts a DOJ employee and a former Health and Human Services (HHS) employee separately telling an off-screen individual that there are efforts to resist aspects of the Trump administration. “These allegations are deeply concerning," a DOJ spokesperson said in a statement to The Hill. "Department policy prohibits misuse of government resources to advance personal interests. We are looking into this immediately and have...
  • Gregg Jarrett: If Rod Rosenstein defies Trump's order to declassify documents, he should be fired

    09/19/2018 11:37:47 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/19/18 | Gregg Jarret
    President Trump has ordered that numerous documents involving the Russia investigation be declassified. The records have long been sought by Congress under lawful subpoenas. Yet, the FBI and Department of Justice have consistently obstructed the release of these materials under the guise of “classified” secrets. This is a convenient alibi all too frequently employed to cover-up wrongdoing and abuse of authority by those we entrust to uphold the law. These days, overzealous government officials automatically designate nearly all matters as national security risks, regardless of whether they truly are. Whenever the FBI orders Chinese take-out, it is labeled “top secret”...
  • Trump inflames war on Justice Dept. by declassifying Russia docs

    09/18/2018 8:15:48 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 18 Sept 2018 | Laura Jarrett, Sophie Tatum, Kate Sullivan, Jeremy Herb
    President Donald Trump showed no signs of backing off his highly unprecedented order to declassify various documents and text messages related to the Russia investigation Tuesday, saying he wants it done for "transparency." The move, which has prompted renewed unease about the increasing politicization of intelligence materials, is likely to further inflame tensions between the President and intelligence and law enforcement officials, who have been the target of presidential Twitter tirades and who have voiced concerns in the past about potentially jeopardizing sources and methods.
  • Tesla under criminal investigation by Justice Department

    09/18/2018 1:40:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2018 | Gabriella Munoz
    Tesla is under investigation by the Justice Department, a company spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. In a statement to The Washington Times, the Tesla spokesperson said the Justice Department reached out for documents after an August tweet by CEO Elon Musk about taking the high-tech car company private:
  • Are intel officials trying to slow Trump order to declassify Russia probe documents?

    09/18/2018 1:05:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | September 18, 2018 | by Ken Dilanian and Mike Memoli
    U.S. intelligence officials, blindsided by President Donald Trump's order that they make public highly sensitive files in the Russia investigation, are hoping the White House will allow them to conduct a formal declassification review and damage assessment before they are forced to release the documents, current and former officials tell NBC News. Senior executives at the FBI, Justice Department and Office of the Director of National intelligence were scrambling Tuesday to respond after being taken by surprise by a White House press release Monday directing them to release classified material they had previously determined should not be made public. But...
  • Andrew McCabe Reveals Book Title, Claims Trump ‘Undermining America’s Safety’

    09/18/2018 11:55:39 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who is currently under federal investigation for improper media disclosures, will release a book this winter chronicling his time at the bureau and serve up harsh criticism of President Donald Trump. In a statement released Tuesday, St. Martin’s Press announced McCabe’s book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, will hit stores December 4. According to the publisher, the book will shine a light on “a series of troubling, contradictory, and often bizarre conversations” the ex-deep stater shared with President Trump, convincing him the “actions of this...
  • McCabe and Strzok Caught Destroying Evidence During Final Days at FBI; “Huber is Running a Grand Jur

    09/18/2018 8:30:25 AM PDT · by bitt · 69 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 9/18/2018 | Thomas Paine
    During their final days of access to FBI files and computers Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok — before losing their jobs — each allegedly tried to destroy evidence and documents, per well-placed FBI and DOJ sources. But they were nabbed by a sting operation. Two of the supposed brightest minds who served the FBI — and led the country’s Intel apparatus — each separately set out to allegedly destroy incriminating evidence before their departures from the Bureau. And neither one had any clue they were being watched. But FBI Director Christopher Wray had suspected as much and — working with...
  • President Orders Declassification of FISA warrants, etc.

    09/17/2018 2:41:58 PM PDT · by grayboots · 198 replies
    The White House ^ | 9/17/2018 | Press Secretary
    At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications. In...
  • U.S. authorities to scrutinize Danske Bank over money laundering scandal: report

    09/16/2018 6:48:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 14 September 2018 19:00 CEST+02:00
    A multi-million kroner money laundering case at Danske Bank’s Estonian branch could be investigated by US authorities. The Justice Department, Treasury Department and Securities and Exchange Commission are each examining Danske Bank over the allegations of money laundering flows, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The investigations are the result of a complaint made by a confidential whistleblower to US authorities more than two years ago, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by the WSJ, the newspaper writes. In early August, the Danish state prosecutor’s office for serious economic and international crime...
  • Dick Morris: We Said It Before, Now It’s Proven – DOJ at Center of Dossier Conspiracy

    09/15/2018 5:15:16 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 2 replies
    Western Journalism Op Ed ^ | August 20, 2018 | Dick Morris
    In our book “Rogue Spooks: The Intelligence War Against Donald Trump,” published in August of 2017, my wife Eileen McGann and I wrote that the Steele dossier was likely the product of a conspiracy centered in the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI to deny Donald Trump the presidency. We wrote that ex-spy Christopher Steele had compiled the dossier before the 2016 election to try to frame Trump for colluding with Moscow to meddle in the contest. We wrote that Steele frantically tried to get the dossier published the before the election and worked with the DOJ to do...