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  • Former top FBI lawyer personally involved in FISA warrant for Trump aide, other Russia probe...

    01/21/2019 5:38:33 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/21/2019 | Catherine Herridge | Fox News
    A former top FBI lawyer acknowledged he was personally involved in the warrant application to surveil then-Trump campaign aide Carter Page and confirmed other "unusual" steps taken in the FBI’s Russia probe in 2016, during a closed-door congressional interview. “I was aware of the [Russia] investigation,” James Baker told House investigators in October. Fox News has confirmed details of the transcript which is still under government review before its public release. Baker said he was briefed on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant “as time went by” and recalled how he got involved early in the process. The warrant...
  • Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies

    01/21/2019 3:07:27 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/19 | Jordain Carney
    New tensions are flaring on the Senate Judiciary Committee over plans by newly minted Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to dig into Obama-era scandals. Graham, a close ally of President Trump’s, has outlined several areas he wants to probe now that he has the Judiciary Committee gavel. They include the FBI’s handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications targeting former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), asked about Graham’s plans, started laughing and compared them to the “thrilling days of yesteryear.” “This is going to be...
  • Opinion: Bruce Ohr testimony shows something's really rotten at the Justice Department

    01/21/2019 11:49:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 21, 2019 | by Victoria Toensing
    John Solomon reported in The Hill last week that then-senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr cautioned FBI and DOJ officials in July and August 2016 that former British Intelligence operative Christopher Steele’s Russia dossier was connected to the Clinton campaign and likely biased. Solomon’ s sources were from the House of Representatives, where Ohr testified last August, and where he brought contemporaneous handwritten notes to support his claims. Two key points emerge from Solomon’s expose: First, FBI and DOJ officials made false statements to the FISA court when presenting the dossier’s allegations as a basis for wiretapping Trump campaign adviser...
  • [Flashback] DOJ Inspector General reviews alleged FISA abuses by DOJ, FBI

    01/21/2019 12:18:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 28, 2018 | by Brooke Singman
    [From March 2018] Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced Wednesday he will review potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses by both the Justice Department and the FBI, following requests from Congress and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Office of the Inspector General released a statement Wednesday outlining the start of the review. “The OIG will initiate a review that will examine the Justice Department’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable DOJ and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain...
  • Bruce Ohr's testimony on anti-Trump dossier at odds with Adam Schiff's version

    01/20/2019 5:15:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/20/19 | Rowan Scarborough
    Senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr has provided a point-by-point narrative of his actions promoting the 2016 Democratic Party-financed dossier that conflicts with Rep. Adam B. Schiff’s official version, according to a comparison of the two. Mr. Schiff, a California Democrat who has promised a wide investigation of President Trump as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued a memo last year on the FBI’s early-on investigation into the Republican’s campaign. It was a counter to a report issued Feb. 2 by Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican who was chairing the committee. Mr. Nunes won White...
  • FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased

    01/16/2019 6:10:22 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/2019 | john Solomon
    When the annals of mistakes and abuses in the FBI’s Russia investigation are finally written, Bruce Ohr almost certainly will be the No. 1 witness, according to my sources. The then-No. 4 Department of Justice (DOJ) official briefed both senior FBI and DOJ officials in summer 2016 about Christopher Steele’s Russia dossier, explicitly cautioning that the British intelligence operative’s work was opposition research connected to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and might be biased. Ohr’s briefings, in July and August 2016, included the deputy director of the FBI, a top lawyer for then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and a Justice official who later...
  • EXCLUSIVE: McCabe’s FBI Tried to Re-engage Christopher Steele After Comey Was Fired

    01/15/2019 7:49:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.theepochtimes.com ^ | January 14, 2019 Updated: January 15, 2019 | By Jeff Carlson
    In the days following the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump, the FBI, under Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, sought to re-engage with former MI6 spy and author of the Steele dossier, Christopher Steele. The FBI’s attempts to re-engage Steele, who had been fired by the FBI six months earlier for breaking protocol by talking to reporters, were soon thwarted by the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. McCabe appears to have been blindsided by the appointment of Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel on May 17, 2017, the day after a meeting with Trump...
  • Vanity: Katie Pavlich's SHOES... and brains and attitude (mostly the shoes though)

    01/14/2019 3:02:40 PM PST · by AAABEST · 24 replies
    Faux News ^ | January 14, 2019 | AAABEST
    If the clown show "The Five" wants people like me to start watchiing them again... just put Katie in the left seat with those shoes. And then there was way she put down the entire panel's line of BS. They're trying to run with the narrative, that the Russia "collusion" hoax, set-up, sandbag was all just a big silly mistake... just a matter of perspective. A big "oops." She pretty much scoffed at them and reminded the panel of the evil behavior, the FISA wormery and all of the criminal activity that went on. The others were all looking down...
  • Devin Nunes: Counterintelligence bombshell shows FBI leaders 'had no real evidence against the...

    01/14/2019 7:15:16 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 13, 2019 07:46 PM | Daniel Chaitin
    FULL TITLE: Devin Nunes: Counterintelligence bombshell shows FBI leaders 'had no real evidence against the Trump team' Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said the New York Times' bombshell report on a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump's ties to Russia only strengthens the argument that the FBI has no evidence of collusion against the Trump team. "This is yet more evidence that FBI leaders actually had no real evidence against the Trump team," Nunes said in a statement obtained by the Washington Examiner's Byron York. "Instead, they were simply trying to undermine a president they...
  • BREAKING: Corrupt Obama Deep State Applied for More than One FISA Warrant to Spy on Trump Team ..

    01/13/2019 9:17:33 AM PST · by bitt · 49 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/13/2019 | Jim Hoft
    The corrupt FBI apparently applied for more than one FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. We now know from the the transcripts of former and corrupt FBI attorney Lisa Page’s testimony in front of Congress that one of these requests was referred to the as the “Dragon FISA”. We also know that they thought it was a joke. According to Jeff Carlson at the Epoch Times, the transcripts from former FBI attorney Lisa Page’s testimony in front of Congress refer to a separate FISA warrant the FBI requested related to the Trump – Russia Witch Hunt. This request...
  • HIGH TREASON: NY Times Reveals Formation of Active FBI Coup Against President Trump .....

    01/12/2019 9:50:23 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 78 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 1/12/19 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday The New York Times published the latest Deep State leak that the FBI investigated US President Trump after he fired crooked Director James Comey. The liberal media wants you to believe TRUMP is a foreign spy and that crooked James Comey is a hero. The report reveals the Deep State FBI opened an investigation on President Trump after he fired James Comey in March 2017. The investigation was launched based on unverified rumors. The New York Times admitted in their report that there is no evidence that the Trump campaign EVER had any contact with Russian government officials....
  • Staunch Hillary Supporter is the Same Source Behind the Trump-Russia Connections and Steele Dossier

    01/10/2019 10:49:09 AM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 10, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: BREAKING: Staunch Hillary Supporter is the Same Source Behind the Bogus Trump-Russia Bank Connections and Bogus Elements in Steele Dossier! A review of the data pertaining to the accusations in the phony Steele dossier about a Trump-Russia Bank connection discovered the sources used is most likely the same source the FBI used to obtain a FISA warrant to investigate the Trump-Alfa Bank connection. This person also just happens to be a radical Hillary Clinton supporter! It’s been more than two years since the 2016 election and Americans still don’t really know the sources for the phony...
  • Incoming Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham: ‘I’m Going to do a Deep Dive on FISA Abuse’ (VIDEO)

    01/09/2019 6:07:33 PM PST · by bitt · 34 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/9/2019 | Christina Laila
    Incoming Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) met with Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Bill Barr on Wednesday as the Committee prepares for the confirmation hearings scheduled for next week. Graham said Bill Barr has a high opinion of outgoing DAG Rod Rosenstein and King Robert Mueller, both criminals who have been trying to remove President Trump from office. Reporters asked Senator Graham if he was going to investigate FISA abuses which involve Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “Will you investigate surveillance abuse allegations, including those involving the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein?” a reporter asked Lindsey Graham. “Yeah, I...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hacked Judge Reggie Walton Sat On Bench For Multiple Mueller-Comey Operations

    01/08/2019 4:35:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Published 6 hours ago on Jan 8, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    Former FISA court judge Reggie Walton is now under scrutiny due to evidence that Obama administration officials John Brennan and James Clapper hacked into Walton’s phone records in addition to the phone records of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and President Donald Trump before Trump ran for office. (READ: Evidence of the Walton Hack, and How Comey Covered It Up).Now we know that Walton has been on the bench in multiple fraudulent Deep State operations, including the Scooter Libby case, which also involved some of the main figures from the anti-Trump Operation Crossfire Hurricane plot. In the Libby case, then-deputy...
  • House panel demands accounting from Utahn tasked in Clinton, Trump probes

    01/08/2019 10:30:47 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    KSL ^ | Jan 7th, 2019 | Dennis Romboy,
    Two House committees want an accounting from U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber of his investigation into whether the Justice Department and the FBI abused its authority in their probes of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump's election campaign. The Republican ranking members of the House Government Oversight Committee and the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Huber on Monday seeking an update of his work. "Your investigation has been ongoing for over nine months," wrote Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., the top GOP members of the Oversight and Judiciary committees,...
  • Fusion InfoOp Continues Vomiting Up Lies, and McClatchy Newspapers Keeps Licking It All Up

    01/07/2019 3:56:20 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 3 replies
    ace of spades blog ^ | January 07, 2019 | Ace
    Stories are now being attributed to sources who themselves have sources. That is, they are dispensing with the notion that a source is someone with first-hand information about the claims being made. Now they're printing hearsay from a source (Glenn Simpson and co.) who claim they in turn have sources who told them about the information. Ashe Schow begins the story by revisting McClatchy's last FusionGPS #FakeNews report, that Cleta Mitchell, a current lawyer for the NRA, became aware that the NRA was taking #MoneyFromRussians for Trump. McClatchy was unbothered that this "report" (from Fusion) contained two claims, one which...
  • U.S. court rules for Trump on transgender military limits

    01/04/2019 7:51:20 AM PST · by csvset · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4 January 2019 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a legal victory for U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, a federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lower court ruling that blocked a policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. armed forces, which the government said is important for military readiness The victory is limited. Although the appeals court sided with the administration, other federal courts issued injunctions against the policy, which applied nationwide. The administration already has asked the Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue. The high court is due to consider whether to hear three separate government appeals...
  • Exculpatory Russia evidence about Mike Flynn that US intel kept secret

    01/02/2019 1:54:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/02/19 | John Solomon
    Sometimes public silence can be deafening or, for that matter, misleading. For nearly two years now, the intelligence community has kept secret evidence in the Russia collusion case that directly undercuts the portrayal of retired Army general and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn as a Russian stooge. That silence was maintained even when former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates publicly claimed Flynn was possibly “compromised” by Moscow. And when a Democratic senator, Al Franken of Minnesota, suggested the former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) chief posed a “danger to this republic.” And even when some media outlets opined about...
  • New Documents Suggest The Steele Dossier Was A Deliberate Setup For Trump

    01/02/2019 8:20:58 AM PST · by bitt · 54 replies
    federalist ^ | 1/2/2019 | Lee Smith
    After nearly two years since the Steele dossier was published, it remains the cornerstone of the case for collusion. The dossier model has also given rise to similar operations. A trove of recently released documents sheds further light on the scope and logistics of the information operation designed to sabotage an American election. Players include the press, political operatives from both parties, and law enforcement and intelligence officials. Their instrument was the Steele dossier, first introduced to the American public two years ago. A collection of reports compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, the dossier is now engraved in...
  • Dossier fails the test of time; Trump-Russia collusion claims now called 'likely false'

    12/30/2018 10:32:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2018 | By Rowan Scarborough
    Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff, an early public conduit for Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier, now says the former British spy’s sensational Russia collusion charges lack apparent evidence and are “likely false.” As Election Day loomed in September 2016, Mr. Isikoff was the first Washington journalist to write about Mr. Steele’s memos. He focused on Mr. Steele’s contention that Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page met with nefarious operatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a publicly announced trip to Moscow in July 2016. As reported by the Daily Caller, Mr. Isikoff this month told Mediaite columnist John Ziegler: “When you actually get...