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  • Argentine Phone Calls Detail Efforts to Shield Iran

    01/22/2015 1:17:51 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 21, 2015 | JONATHAN GILBERT and SIMON ROMERO
    Intercepted conversations between representatives of the Iranian and Argentine governments point to a long pattern of secret negotiations to reach a deal in which Argentina would receive oil in exchange for shielding Iranian officials from charges that they orchestrated the bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994. The transcripts were made public by an Argentine judge on Tuesday night, as part of a 289-page criminal complaint written by Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor investigating the attack. Mr. Nisman was found dead in his luxury apartment on Sunday, the night before he was to present his findings to Congress. In...
  • Read the Letter From Christine Blasey Ford Requesting an FBI Investigation

    09/18/2018 8:03:08 PM PDT · by bitt · 107 replies
    nymag.com ^ | 9/18/2018 | Irin Carmon
    In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, which was obtained by New York, Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys say she wants the FBI to conduct an investigation into her sexual assault claim against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Ford’s attorneys say her email was hacked, and she’s been the target of “vicious harassment and even death threats,” forcing her family to move out of their home.
  • Grassley: No reason to delay Kavanaugh hearing

    09/18/2018 7:52:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is pressing forward with a hearing scheduled for Monday after a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault called for the FBI to investigate her claims before she testifies. Grassley, on Monday evening, said there was "no reason" to delay the hearing. Republicans have invited both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, his accuser, to testify publicly. “Dr. Ford’s testimony would reflect her personal knowledge and memory of events. Nothing the FBI or any other investigator does would have any bearing on what Dr. Ford tells the committee, so there is no reason for...
  • Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore declassify until they are consulted

    09/18/2018 6:36:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 223 replies
    Showdown? In letter, Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore presidential order on declassification until consulting with Congres
  • FBI: Brett Kavanaugh ‘Allegation Does Not Involve Any Potential Federal Crime’

    09/18/2018 12:12:36 PM PDT · by davikkm · 69 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Monday that the FBI will not investigate the sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. After refusing to participate in a phone call with Kavanaugh set up by Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Democrats on the Judiciary Committee called on the FBI to investigate high school-era allegations against Kavanaugh. “In view of the enormity and seriousness of these allegations, a staff-only phone call behind closed doors is unacceptable and Democratic staff will not participate,” Feinstein said in a statement on Monday. She added that...
  • 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...
  • How America Helped Make Vladimir Putin Dictator for Life

    09/18/2018 12:14:09 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Aug 2017 | David Satter
    It is impossible to evaluate events in Russia today without understanding the mysterious series of bombings in 1999 that killed 300 civilians and created the conditions for Vladimir Putin to become Russia’s dictator for life. The bombings changed the course of Russia’s post-Soviet history. They were blamed on the Chechens. In the wake of initial success, Russia launched a new invasion of Chechnya. Putin, who had just been appointed prime minister, was put in charge of the invasion and his popularity soared. Six months later, he was elected president. On July 14, 2016, I filed a request for documents on...
  • 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...
  • Text Messages Prove Strzok a Liar [semi-satire]

    09/18/2018 10:38:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    Newly released text messages between former FBI anti-Trump conspirators Peter Strzok and Lisa Page show that Strzok’s claim that “the media leak strategy” text revealed last week “was to discuss ways of preventing leaks” is false. In this week’s batch of newly discovered texts, Strzok wrote Page to tell her that “the Times is angry with us for giving the Washington Post the scoop on the leak about Carter Page and the FISA warrant.” Strzok’s admission that he leaked classified information to the Washington Post would seem to invalidate Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s excuse for refusing to turn over...
  • Trump: FBI should not be involved further on Kavanaugh

    09/18/2018 9:44:50 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 73 replies
    CNBC Breaking ^ | 18 SEP 18 | Christina Wilkie | @christinawilkie
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday responded to the news that the Senate has scheduled a hearing on Monday to consider allegations that his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted a woman when he was in high school. Trump said that the FBI should not be involved further investigating the Kavanaugh allegations. Kavanaugh's nomination has been in turmoil since the explosive allegations by Christine Blasey Ford, who said that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were both teenagers. Ford's allegation became public on September 16, just days before the Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to vote on...
  • 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 · 67 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...
  • Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe lands book deal

    09/18/2018 7:37:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Joe Concha
    Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe has scored a book deal for "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump," according to an announcement from his publisher. McCabe was ousted from the bureau earlier this year after a Justice Department inspector general report concluded that McCabe had lied about his disclosures to media. McCabe has denied the allegations and is currently suing the Justice Department for wrongful termination. The book deal comes just months after former FBI Director James Comey released "A Higher Loyalty," which is highly critical of the president and sold more...
  • McCabe and Strzok Caught Destroying Evidence During Final Days at FBI

    09/18/2018 6:44:36 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 98 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 9/18/2018 | by Thomas Paine
    Full Title - McCabe and Strzok Caught Destroying Evidence During Final Days at FBI; “Huber is Running a Grand Jury” 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...
  • Important Speech – Chairman Devin Nunes Discusses The Use of Legislative Branch Rules

    09/18/2018 4:53:39 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 2 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 18 2018 | sundance
    A few days ago, September 13th, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes was given the Keeper of the Flame Award in Washington DC. Within his acceptance speech Chairman Nunes discusses the significance of this time in U.S. history. In the days and months following Watergate, the HPSCI was given specific rules within their legislative branch oversight, which actually became the most significant tools -utilized for the first time- to uncover intelligence abuses by the former administration. Additionally, Chairman Nunes expands on the “next steps.”
  • Comey tweets: 'We always emerge stronger from hard times'

    09/17/2018 6:09:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/18 | Brett Samuels
    Former FBI Director James Comey said Monday he took inspiration from a visit to Mount Rushmore in a brief message sent amid a chaotic day of headlines that included an order from President Trump to declassify Comey's text messages related to the Russia investigation. "Enjoyed today’s visit: An inspiring reminder that we always emerge stronger from hard times," Comey tweeted along with a photo in front of the memorial in South Dakota. Comey, who was fired in May 2017 and regularly tweets both subtle and overt criticisms of Trump, sent his latest message a short time after the president ordered...
  • Who is Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct?

    09/17/2018 3:49:31 PM PDT · by familyop · 128 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Ford is a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California. A biostatistician, she “specializes in the design and analysis of clinical trials and other forms of intervention evaluation,” according to the university...After she retained the services of Debra Katz, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney, she took a polygraph test administered by a former FBI agent. According to the results shared with The Washington Post, the test concluded that Ford was being honest.
  • BREAKING: President Trump Issues Immediate Declassification Order of Carter Page FISA Docs

    09/17/2018 3:03:30 PM PDT · by Ed Jenner · 81 replies
    President Trump has agreed to declassify the Carter Page FISA docs and other documents requested by the House Oversight and House Committee. FOX News’ John Roberts reported Monday afternoon that the President will issue the declassification order TODAY!
  • 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...
  • Chuck Schumer calls for FBI probe of Kavanaugh accusation

    09/17/2018 2:30:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 17, 2018 | AP
    Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says Republicans on the Judiciary Committee can’t be trusted to conduct an impartial review of the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Schumer says voting on Kavanaugh scheduled for this week must be delayed so these “serious and credible” allegations can be investigated by the FBI.
  • Lisa Page bombshell: FBI couldn’t find proof of Trump-Russia collusion before Mueller named

    09/17/2018 6:21:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    twitter.com via Q ^ | 4:06 AM - 16 Sep 2018 | John Solomon
    To date, Lisa Page’s infamy has been driven mostly by the anti-Donald Trump text messages she exchanged with fellow FBI agent Peter Strzok as the two engaged in an affair while investigating the president for alleged election collusion with Russia. Yet, when history judges the former FBI lawyer years from now, her most consequential pronouncement may not have been typed on her bureau-issued Samsung smartphone to her colleague and lover. Rather, it might be eight simple words she uttered behind closed doors during a congressional interview a few weeks ago. “It’s a reflection of us still not knowing,” Page told...