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  • Mueller appeared before FISA court in 2002 to address FBI abuses: Report (Lou Dobbs & Jim Jordan)

    02/11/2019 8:37:56 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | February 6, 2019 | Lou Dobbs
    Feb. 06, 2019 - 8:00 - Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) discusses President Trump’s State of the Union address and the report that special counsel Robert Mueller was called to appear before a FISA court to address FBI abuses in 2002. (8:01 minute video)
  • How a business serving bettors, porn, donated to Dems, Trump

    08/02/2018 2:08:06 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 16 replies
    AP News ^ | 8/2/2018 | JAKE PEARSON and JEFF HORWITZ
    NEW YORK (AP) — One customer was a debt collector that threatened to jail people if they didn’t pay back loans that they never took out. Another was an offshore gambling operation that hid bets behind innocuous-sounding websites, including one dedicated to orange cats. A third was a phone-sex business catering to men with diaper fetishes or fantasies of raping women. Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja made his fortune in online payment processing for a host of companies, providing a key conduit in e-commerce for “high risk” merchants by helping route customers’ credit card purchases to banks. And recently Khawaja has shared...
  • Flashback 1993: DEFIANT F.B.I. CHIEF REMOVED FROM JOB BY THE PRESIDENT (Clinton fires Sessions)

    05/09/2017 4:32:55 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 20, 1993 | DAVID JOHNSTON
    President Clinton today dismissed William S. Sessions, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who had stubbornly rejected an Administration ultimatum to resign six months after a harsh internal ethics report on his conduct. Mr. Clinton said he would announce his nominee to replace Mr. Sessions on Tuesday. He was expected to pick Judge Louis J. Freeh of Federal District Court in Manhattan; officials said Judge Freeh had impressed Mr. Clinton favorably on Friday at their first meeting. Mr. Clinton, explaining his reasons for removing Mr. Sessions, effective immediately, said, "We cannot have a leadership vacuum at an agency...
  • Bill Clinton’s FBI Head Is Bill Clinton ‘Not Present’ at Jeffrey Epstein Underage Sex Orgy

    01/10/2016 5:30:45 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10, 2016 | by PATRICK HOWLEY
    Super-lawyer and Clinton and Epstein pal Dershowitz recently testified in circuit court in Broward County, Florida. Transcripts of his testimony reveal that Clinton administration FBI chief Louis Freeh has been called in to run interference. Freeh served as FBI director from 1993 to 2001, during almost the entirety of the Clinton presidency. Freeh is representing Dershowitz , who recently has been at the center of civil claims involving allegations that he had sex with underage women on Epstein’s private plane and at parties on Epstein’s private island, including at times when Clinton also was on the island. “Well, we have...
  • Former FBI Director Louis Freeh hospitalized after car accident

    08/25/2014 4:38:52 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    cnn ^ | 8-25-14 | Evan Perez and Steve Almasy
    (CNN) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was hospitalized after a car accident in Vermont, a U.S. law enforcement official told CNN. The official said Freeh was undergoing surgery for unspecified injuries. Freeh was director of the FBI from September 1993 to June 2001.
  • 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘Judging Jewell’

    01/31/2014 10:01:11 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    grantland ^ | 1-31-14 | Grantland Staff
    On Saturday, July 27, 1996, a terrorist’s bomb exploded in Centennial Olympic Park at the Atlanta Summer Games, killing two and injuring 111. The toll would have been far higher if not for security guard Richard Jewell, who discovered the bag holding the bomb and helped clear the area. Yet within hours, praise of his heroism turned to vicious accusations. Jewell would be hounded for months by investigations and the media. Eventually, the FBI would capture and convict Eric Robert Rudolph for the crime. Judging Jewell revisits the scene in Atlanta where Richard Jewell, a man simply doing his job,...
  • Freeh Report,NCAA and news media to go on trial in Paterno law suit.

    01/11/2014 7:03:16 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    Tom in Paine ^ | January 8, 2014 | Marc Rubin
    One of the most egregious and well documented cases of news media dishonesty, libel, cowardice and greed along with official misconduct by the NCAA and others, will finally go on trial in a court of law where facts and rules of evidence, not media dishonesty,a mob mentality, distortions or ratings, web hits and newsstand sales at the expense of a man's reputation, will be the standard on which facts will be presented and judged. On Tuesday a judge ruled that the Paterno family's law suit against the NCAA can continue. The issue had always been, would the judge find that...
  • Targets in BP settlement inquiry assail findings

    12/27/2013 2:14:11 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12-27-13 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS — Nearly six months after a federal judge appointed former FBI director Louis Freeh to investigate alleged misconduct inside the settlement program for compensating victims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill, the targets of his inquiry are questioning his independence and trying to rebut his findings. Lionel “Tiger” Sutton III, a lawyer whose resignation from the staff of claims administrator Patrick Juneau spawned the investigation, urged U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier last week to throw out a scathing report that Freeh issued in September. The report concluded that top members of Juneau’s staff, including Sutton, engaged in conduct...
  • Independent Review Finds the Freeh Report on Allegations against Kazuo Okada "Deeply Flawed"

    04/22/2013 9:17:22 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-22-13 | n/a
    LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 22, 2013-- Universal Entertainment Corporation announced today that Judge Michael Chertoff, the former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary, has issued an assessment castigating last year's report by Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh concerning the affairs of Japanese gaming entrepreneur Kazuo Okada and his affiliated companies. According to Judge Chertoff, the Freeh report was "structurally deficient, one-sided, and seemingly advocacy-driven." Moreover, its conclusions, "simply are not credible." Instead, Judge Chertoff found Freeh's report to be "deeply flawed" and "lack[ing] basic indicia of a credible investigation." Freeh's report was prepared on February 18, 2012 at the behest...
  • Joe Paterno family releases report

    02/10/2013 7:10:13 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 260 replies ^ | February 10, 2013 |
    A report commissioned by Joe Paterno's family calls the July 2012 Freeh report that was accepted by Penn State trustees before unprecedented sanctions were levied by the NCAA against the school's football program a "total failure" that is "full of fallacies, unsupported personal opinions, false allegations and biased assertions." The Paterno family report, which targets nearly every conclusion and assertion the Freeh report made about Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, states that while former FBI director Louis J. Freeh has had an honorable past and good reputation, his investigation -- especially as it...
  • MBNA Bank while Freeh was co-chair ...was major corporate sponsor of Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile

    09/08/2012 8:53:26 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 12 replies
    Tom in Paine ^ | September 7, 2012 | Marc Rubin
    A copy of a document sent to me by a source and dated February 28,2000 ( a link is provided at the bottom) and further corroborated by other documentation has revealed that MBNA bank beginning in 2000 and throughout the entire tenure of Louis Freeh as the bank's vice chairman and general counsel, was a major corporate sponsor of Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile and continued to be throughout Freeh's tenure at the bank from 2001 to 2006 when MBNA bank was bought by Bank of America for $35 billion. Freeh at the time cashed in $20 million in stock...
  • Everything You Need To Know About Louis Freeh’s Damning Report On Penn State [Updating]

    07/13/2012 1:55:19 PM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 11 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 7/12/12 | multiple Deadspin authors
    After a lengthy investigation into years of sexual abuse within the Penn State football program, former FBI director Louis Freeh released a report of his findings today. We're still thumbing through it. It's withering. Here's what we've learned so far: Joe Paterno Knew In 1998 Paterno Gave Jerry Sandusky The Option To Keep Coaching "As Long As He Was The Coach" Paterno Family Statement Blames Everyone But Joe Paterno, Who Is To Blame In 1998, Jerry Sandusky Told State Officials And University Police That "He Had Done This With Other Children In The Past" Janitors Didn't Report Jerry Sandusky's 2000...
  • Penn State Taps Ex-FBI Director for Investigation Into Child Sex-Abuse Allegations

    11/21/2011 10:04:24 AM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies ^ | 11/21/11 |
    Penn State University's board of trustees tapped former FBI director Louis Freeh Monday to help lead an investigation into the child sexual abuse scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. "The entire Board of Trustees is intent on taking all steps necessary to ensure that our institution never again has to ask whether it did the right thing, or whether or not it could have done more," said trustee Ken Frazier, chairman of the special committee. "We are committed to leaving no stone unturned to get to the bottom of what happened, who knew what when, and what changes we...
  • Former FBI chief defends flow of money to Saudi ambassador

    04/07/2009 10:46:53 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 527+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 7, 2009 | Tom Hamburger and Josh Meyer
    <p>Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh says $2 billion that flowed from a British arms manufacturer to U.S. bank accounts controlled by Prince Bandar bin Sultan, then Saudi ambassador to the U.S., was not a bribe, but was instead part of a complex barter involving the exchange of Saudi oil for British fighter jets.</p>
  • Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemency (Eric Holder - Thursday) Hussein & terrorists?

    01/14/2009 9:20:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,091+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | PETE YOST
    Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemencyBy PETE YOST Associated Press Writer Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM WASHINGTON — New York police detective Anthony S. Senft's life changed forever when a bomb set by Puerto Rican separatists exploded, blowing him 15 feet in the air and blinding him in one eye. Now, he's angry that Eric Holder, who played a key role in awarding clemency to the bombers, is in line to be attorney general. Holder, as President Bill Clinton's deputy attorney general, worked closely with the Justice Department's pardon attorney to raise the possibility of...
  • Be Prepared

    09/08/2007 8:43:07 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 12 replies · 425+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 9/7/2007 | Jennifer Rubin
    This week Rudy Giuliani rolled out another of his 12 Commitments -- this one to ensure preparedness for terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Giuliani is promising not to repeat the errors of Katrina and to develop a better funded and coordinated and more decentralized Department of Homeland Security. His chief advisor on this issue is Louis Freeh, who served under Giuliani as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and then later as FBI Director. He talked about disaster preparedness as well as the Justice Department and his past experience with Giuliani. How is Giuliani's approach to disaster preparedness better than the current...
  • The Disgusting Foley Case and the Disgusting Politics Involved

    10/06/2006 5:52:34 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 262+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/6/06 | Purple Mountains
    I haven’t wanted to discuss the disgusting Foley case (unfortunately he was my Congressman in Florida) until I felt I knew the answers to three questions: 1. were Representative Foley’s actions limited to online activity, 2. was there a sexual advance to a minor child, and 3. was there a Democrat plot at work to use this sordid affair as an October Surprise (possibly even involving an entrapment scheme)?
  • Dems Object To Freeh Leading Probe (Pelosi Galore Alert) (Foley)

    10/06/2006 2:58:02 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 104 replies · 2,037+ views ^ | 10/5/06 | unknown
    Pelosi: Former FBI Director Wrong Man To Lead Page Program Investigation (AP) House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Thursday he is looking for a high-caliber figure to step in and fix flaws in the congressional page program that left the teenagers vulnerable to sexual advances. Hastert was on the verge of naming former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who boasts a long, high-profile career in law enforcement, for the post. But the speaker held off because of objections from Democrats. Hastert had called House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday to notify her that he intended to hire Freeh to overhaul the...
  • Khobar Towers (as told by Louis Freeh - WOW!)

    06/23/2006 5:43:30 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 71 replies · 3,556+ views
    WSJ ^ | June 23, 2006 | Louis J. Freeh
    Khobar Towers June 23, 2006 The Wall Street Journal Louis J. Freeh Ten years ago this Sunday, acting under direct orders from senior Iranian government leaders, the Saudi Hezbollah detonated a 25,000-pound TNT bomb that killed 19 U.S. airmen in their dormitory at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The blast wave destroyed Building 131 and grievously wounded hundreds of additional Air Force personnel. It also killed an unknown number of Saudi civilians in a nearby park. The 19 Americans murdered were members of the 4404th Wing, who were risking their lives to enforce the no-fly zone over southern Iraq....
  • Able Danger, The Lawsuit

    03/02/2006 3:22:05 PM PST · by vadkins · 4 replies · 785+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 3/2/2006 | Ed Morrissey
    The principals in the Able Danger story have filed suit to restrain the Department of Defense from retaliating against Tony Shaffer and to allow these witnesses to retain counsel during the closed hearings that Congress has scheduled into the data-mining program. Mark Zaid, representing Shaffer as well as contractor J. D. Smith, filed the suit on Monday against the DoD, DIA, the Army, and their attorneys in the DC district court. I've copied the text into the extended entry of this post. Most of those who have followed Able Danger will not be surprised by the allegations in the lawsuit....