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  • Federal Judge Catches Robert Mueller Using Preexisting FISA Title-1 Warrant Against Paul Manafort

    [Full Title] Federal Judge Catches Robert Mueller Using Preexisting FISA Title-1 Warrant Against Paul Manafort Instead of Title 3 Authority… Today U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III appears to have caught on to an explosive issue CTH noted yesterday. In building the case against Paul Manafort, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team used the pre-existing FISA Title-1 warrant that was originally applied to U.S. person Carter Page and the Trump campaign. Under normal criminal investigation any search warrant or surveillance warrant would normally proceed through U.S. courts, under Title-3, where the Mueller team would need to show probable cause for a...
  • Are you ORDERING me to keep new Clinton email bombshell SECRET? FBI boss calls Lynch's bluff

    10/31/2016 4:19:17 PM PDT · by mojito · 173 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/2016 | Unattributed
    The Comey-Lynch confrontation unfolded on Thursday, some time after Comey was fully briefed on the existence of the trove of emails uncovered by agents investigating Anthony Weiner's sexting of a 15-year-old girl. Lynch made it known that she thought his decision violated department policy, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. As Comey and Lynch aides debated last Thursday whether alerting Congress about the emails would comply with longstanding Justice Department policy against announcing overt investigative steps that would influence an upcoming election, Comey asked whether he was being explicitly directed not to do so. Lynch never...
  • EU Security Scare: Islamic State Propaganda Found on Parliament Drivers (i.e. chauffeurs)

    04/19/2016 6:24:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 18, 2016 – 11:07 AM | Peter Müller
    The administrative authority of the European Parliament has expressed security concerns after the discovery of CDs containing Islamic State (IS) propaganda in the possession of two chauffeurs with its external driving service. Several sources with knowledge of the situation told Spiegel that one of the discoveries had been made in Strasbourg, where the parliament holds its plenary sessions, and the other in Brussels, where most of its work is conducted. Both employees of the private chauffeur service were fired and police are investigating. After obtaining information that other chauffeurs in the service had criminal records, the European Parliament Presidium made...
  • Utah GOP voters having trouble voting online

    03/22/2016 4:14:56 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 50 replies
    KSL.com ^ | Mar 22nd, 2016 | Morgan Jacobsen
    SALT LAKE CITY — Some Utah Republicans complained they ran into difficulties when they attempted to vote online Tuesday in their party's presidential preference election. Both the state party offices and the help line set up by Smartmatic, the Florida-based company handling the online voting for the GOP, were deluged with calls from Utahns having problems casting their vote.
  • 10 U.S. sailors in Iranian custody

    01/12/2016 2:26:41 PM PST · by Signalman · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/12/2016 | By Barbara Starr, Jim Sciutto and Jim Acosta,
    Washington (CNN)Ten American sailors are in Iranian custody after two small U.S. naval craft apparently briefly entered Iranian territorial waters, a U.S. senior defense official said Tuesday. The official, however, expects the situation to be resolved quickly. A senior administration official said there is nothing to indicate this was anything hostile on the part of any entity in Iran, adding that the U.S. has received high-level assurances that the sailors will be released promptly. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told CNN's Jake Tapper that President Barack Obama will be in touch with members of Congress about the incident. "Certainly,...
  • US troops didn't have eyes on Afghan hospital before attack

    11/11/2015 6:23:59 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 5 replies
    Yahoo News AP ^ | November 11, 2015 | KEN DILANIAN and LYNNE O'DONNELL
    Immediately after the U.S. killed at least 30 people in a devastating airstrike on a charity hospital, Afghanistan's national security adviser told a European diplomat his country would take responsibility because "we are without doubt, 100 percent convinced the place was occupied by Taliban," according to notes of the meeting reviewed by The Associated Press.More than a month later, no evidence has emerged to support that assertion. Eyewitnesses tell the AP they saw no gunmen at the hospital. Instead, there are mounting indications the U.S. military relied heavily on Afghan allies who resented the internationally run Doctors Without Borders hospital,...
  • Pamela Geller - Arrest Warrants For Assault, Terror, Hate Crimes (Satire)

    09/02/2015 8:38:41 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 33 replies
    RightWingConservativeNews.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | RightWingConservativeNews.com
    Paramatta, AUS. by Cecil Throckmorton-Sykes, Neutral Liberal Journalist Shocking violations! Not only did an innocent, very well-dressed, inherently superior Muslima punch a male cop in the face, but when her cell phone was confiscated from its hiding place she justifiably shrieked at the female cop, “Don’t touch my phone, you’re a whore, you are Christian, you will burn in hell. You will be the first one in uniform to have your throat slit.” Naturally, to right this injustice to the sacred personage of the well-dressed Muslima, Magistrate Margaret “Maxi-Pads” McGlynn dropped the charges against her, even though not only had...
  • Obama’s secret Iran deals exposed

    07/27/2015 11:56:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Theissen
    ...[Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)] says they asked whether they could see those agreements. He says IAEA officials replied, “ ‘Oh no, of course not, no, you’re not going to get to see those.’ And so everybody on our side of the table asked, ‘Has Secretary Kerry seen these?’ ‘No, Secretary Kerry hasn’t seen them. No American is ever going to get to see them.’ ” It turns out that only the two parties — the IAEA and Iran — get to see the actual agreements (though you can see a picture of Iranian and IAEA officials holding up what appear...
  • As U.S. and Iran Seek Nuclear Deal, Saudi Arabia Makes Its Own Moves

    03/31/2015 9:35:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | March 30, 2015 | By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    CAIRO — As America talks to Iran, Saudi Arabia is lashing out against it. The kingdom, Iran’s chief regional rival, is leading airstrikes against an Iranian-backed faction in Yemen; backing a blitz in Idlib, Syria, by jihadists fighting the Iranian-backed Assad regime; and warning Washington not to allow the Iranian-backed militia to capture too much of Iraq during the fight to roll back the Islamic State, according to Arab diplomats familiar with the talks. Through Egypt, a major beneficiary of Saudi aid, the kingdom is backing plans for a combined Arab military force to combat Iranian influence around the region....
  • FUBAR on steroids

    01/21/2015 6:05:30 PM PST · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 21, 2015 | Heath Druzin
    During a Per-RICO hearing on VA construction Cabal, “This is a FUBAR on steroids if I’ve ever seen one. …I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone when I listen to this,” Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) In the latest "construction mismanagement" cost the department hundreds of millions of dollars, delayed major projects by years (a gift that keeps on giving). could end up costing more than $1 billion -- more than the lavish U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Speaking in front of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said the department is overhauling the way they...
  • On Pearl Harbor Day, Boston Globe Says US Should ‘Hero-Worship’ Community Organizers, Not GIs

    12/07/2014 9:34:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    December 7th is a day that most Americans take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform as they look back on the Japanese surprise attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on that date in 1941. Not the Boston Globe which published an anti-military screed by columnist Stephen Kinzer on the 73rd anniversary of the attack entitled, Joining the Military Doesn’t Make You a Hero Kinzer decries American society in 2014 treating troopers and veterans as heroes. While Kinzer gives a perfunctory nod to soldiers who perform above and beyond...
  • United States Ranks 32 out of 34 Countries in New Global Tax Index

    09/17/2014 8:32:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/17/14 | Alan Joel
    Our tax code is byzantine, our businesses are over-taxed, and our economy is continuing to suffer. We can do better. We have done better. We deserve better. The Tax Foundation released its first global stat called the “International Tax Competitiveness Index”. This index aims to measure two criteria, competitiveness and neutrality, by examining “the extent to which a country’s tax system adheres to”, these “two important principles of tax policy”. The index accounted for more than 40 tax positions and policies. In their analysis, two of the most damning reasons for ranking the United States near the very bottom of...
  • Massive tunneling machine stuck under downtown Seattle, fix could cost taxpayers millions

    05/08/2014 5:57:18 PM PDT · by Veto! · 71 replies
    Fox News / Politics ^ | May 8, 2014 | Dan Springer
    By Dan SpringerPublished May 08, 2014FoxNews.comFacebook476 Twitter508 Gplus0 At 57 feet in diameter, it's touted as the world's biggest tunneling machine. It was even given a name, Bertha. But now, after digging just over 1,000 feet, Bertha is broken down and stuck underneath Seattle's downtown waterfront. And fixing the massive mess could cost taxpayers millions. The tunneling machine is the key workhorse in a $3.1 billion tunnel project aimed at replacing the Alaska Way Viaduct, a double-decker elevated highway that was damaged in the 2001 Nisqually earthquake. Bertha's meltdown, though, has put the project in jeopardy of being the West...
  • Maryland Obamacare exchange spent $90 million on technology before abandoning website

    04/19/2014 5:14:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 19, 2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Maryland has given up on its Obamacare website, but not before spending $90 million of taxpayer funding on technology, according to a cost breakdown released Friday.Of the $90 million, exchange board Chairman Joshua Sharfstein said that the marketplace spent $55 million on the website itself, The Washington Post reports. Officials opted in late March, after six months of struggling with the inoperable system, to give up on fixing the website and start over again with a model of Connecticut’s more successful exchange website.Maryland’s Obamacare exchange received millions in federal taxpayer dollars to build its Affordable Care Act website and was...
  • Obamacare Confusion Begins as Hospitals Unable to Verify Healthcare Plans

    01/02/2014 7:09:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 89 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/2/2014 | WYNTON HALL
    On Thursday, sick people with Obamacare-purchased insurance plans were crestfallen when hospital staff in Northern Virginia were unable to verify whether their plans were active, reports the Daily Mail.“They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!” a coughing Maria Galvez told the Daily Mail at the Inova Healthplex facility in Springfield. “It’s not fair—you know, I signed up last week like I was supposed to.”Galvez added, “The people in there told me that since I didn’t have an insurance card, I would be billed for the whole cost of the x-ray” at a rate of over $500.Galvez, who...
  • Obama’s Iraq. The Affordable Care Act is an administration-defining failure.

    12/09/2013 11:42:58 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 9, 2013 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    In both cases, presidents undertook ambitious projects: to remake part of the world, or a huge portion of the economy, along the lines that our government wanted. Redesigning Iraq proved to be impossible, and reorganizing health care may prove impossible as well. It is at least proving to be very difficult. The anti-war movement warned that fighting in Iraq would produce blowback terrorism against American civilians and chemical-weapons deaths among American troops. What actually happened — the disintegration of the Iraqi state followed by America’s desperate attempt to pick up the pieces — did not feature heavily in the opposition’s...
  • Hitler explains why the new YouTube comments system sucks

    11/13/2013 10:26:28 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 13 replies
    YouTube | Nov 12, 2013 | Hitler Rants Parodies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezbE4Awncjs
  • Kerry to Lawmakers: U.S. Facing a 'Munich Minute'

    09/02/2013 10:11:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/13
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told House Democrats on Monday that the United States faced a “Munich moment” in deciding whether to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. The comments were made in a 70-minute conference call in which the Secretary of State was trying to convince the lawmakers to support President Barack Obama’s proposal for military action in Syria. Kerry was referring to the 1938 Munich agreement...
  • Is the site goofing up for just me, or is it everyone?

    06/23/2013 10:38:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    FreeRepublic | June 24, 2013 | Me
    Only the sidebars and upper keywords are appearing.
  • The Latest Slogan To Describe Obama's Second Term Agenda

    06/11/2013 3:59:02 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-11-13 | The Looking Spoon