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  • Did Steele Really Snooker the FBI?

    02/05/2018 3:32:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/4/18 | Kimberly Strassel
    The House Intelligence Committee memo about 2016 surveillance abuses, released Friday, lays out grave evidence that the FBI wasn’t fully forthcoming with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court as it sought an order to wiretap former Trump adviser Carter Page. It’s possible the FBI’s lack of candor was even worse than the memo describes. Democrats are disputing the memo on lots of grounds, but they’ve said little about the FBI’s failure to inform the court that the bureau had itself decided one of its main sources, dossier author Christopher Steele, was unreliable. Mr. Steele in October 2016 gave Mother Jones an...
  • The FISA Memo Exposes Fusion GPS Obama 2012 Campaign Links

    02/03/2018 11:03:52 PM PST · by Enchante · 71 replies
    Idaho Conservatives ^ | February 3, 2018 | Idaho Conservatives
    Fusion GPS was hired by the Obama for America campaign to perform opposition research against Mitt Romney. Fusion GPS’s job was to gather research and connect reporters who would publish hit pieces while the lawyers made the payments and managed the relationships. In early 2012, the Obama campaign launched a political hit job against Mitt Romney campaign donors.... .... It is clear now that David Corn and Michael Isikoff are all connected to the strategy of hitting “enemies” of Obama. It also seems apparent that Mother Jones and Fusion GPS may have multiple connection points. They may also have been...
  • House memo states disputed dossier was key to FBI’s FISA warrant to surveil members of Team Trump

    02/02/2018 9:07:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/2/18 | Catherine Herridge, Alex Pappas
    A memo that is purported to show government surveillance abuse and was at the center of an intense power struggle between congressional Republicans and the FBI has been declassified ahead of its expected release later Friday, Fox News has learned. According to sources, the memo includes testimony from a high-ranking government official that without the infamous Trump dossier, the FBI and DOJ would not have secured surveillance warrants to spy on at least one member of the Trump team. It also claims the FBI and DOJ used media reporting to lend credibility to the dossier, while the firm behind the...
  • Left-leaning media exec on 'indefinite leave' over sexual harassment allegations (Alternet)

    01/04/2018 8:33:45 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/17 | Josh Delk
    he executive editor of the left-leaning news website AlterNet is now on "indefinite leave" after multiple women came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against him. Don Hazen, AlterNet's founder and a former publisher for Mother Jones magazine, reportedly made unwanted advances toward at least five female former employees and sent them explicit messages and photos, according to BuzzFeed News. "We are now investigating the allegations in detail; in the meantime, executive director Don Hazen has been placed on indefinite leave, effective immediately,” board members for AlterNet's parent nonprofit said in a statement.
  • Trump Kicks FBI Deputy Director On The Way Out

    12/23/2017 3:55:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/23/17 | Saagar Enjeti
    President Donald Trump attacked FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe amid news of his impending retirement in a series of Saturday tweets.Trump made reference to hundreds of thousands of Clinton-allied fundraising dollars spent on behalf of McCabe’s wife during a race for the Virginia state Senate in 2015. McCabe later played a key role in the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, which did not result in a criminal charge. He recused himself from that investigation only after reports of the financial ties between his wife and Clinton-linked groups became public.McCabe is reportedly waiting a few months to retire...
  • New Report: Was FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker Captured By New DOJ Leak Task Force?…

    12/22/2017 10:10:23 PM PST · by bigbob · 92 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12-23-17 | Sundance
    Things are getting increasingly interesting and simultaneously obvious. Thursday night the Washington Post reported that FBI Director Christopher Wray had relieved FBI Chief Legal Counsel, James Baker, of his responsibilities within the department. Attorney James Baker accompanied FBI Asst. Director “Andy” McCabe to the Tuesday congressional hearing with the House Intelligence Community. Curiously, in addition to other lines of inquiry, during the questioning McCabe was asked about whether James Baker was authorized to speak to the media about the Steele Dossier and the underlying ‘counterintelligence’ operation. Asst. Director McCabe responded that Baker would not be authorized to take such action....
  • Faced with libel lawsuit, dossier drafter Christopher Steele hedges on linking Trump to Russia

    12/21/2017 6:01:40 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 20, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Christopher Steele, the former British spy who fueled an ongoing investigation into President Trump’s administration, was a lot more confident of his charges when he wrote his now-notorious 2016 dossier than he is today in defending it in a libel lawsuit. While Mr. Steele stated matter-of-factly in his dossier that collusion between Mr. Trump and the Russian government took place, he called it only “possible” months later in court filings. While he confidently referred to “trusted” sources inside the Kremlin, in court he referred to the dossier’s “limited intelligence.” In recent weeks, the dossier of opposition research has taken on...
  • Hillary Clinton on Trump’s Election: “There Are Lots of Questions About Its Legitimacy”

    11/19/2017 6:53:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 74 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2017 | ARI BERMAN
    In an exclusive interview with Mother Jones, Clinton says Russian interference and GOP voter suppression efforts may have cost her the presidency.A year after her defeat by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton says “there are lots of questions about its legitimacy” due to Russian interference and widespread voter suppression efforts. In an interview with Mother Jones in downtown Manhattan, Clinton said Russian meddling in the election “was one of the major contributors to the outcome.” The Russians used “weaponized false information,” she said, in “a very successful disinformation campaign” that “wasn’t just influencing voters—it was determining...
  • First MSM Reporter Who Printed Bogus Trump Dossier Now Investigated For Sexual Workplace Behavior

    11/11/2017 8:35:47 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 23 replies
    http://truepundit.com ^ | Nov 11, 2017 | Admin
    Mother Jones magazine’s editor and chief executive acknowledged on Thursday that they investigated Washington bureau chief David Corn for inappropriate workplace behavior three years ago, warning him about touching female staffers and insensitive descriptions of sexual violence, and would now probe the allegations further in light of two emails written by former staffers in 2014 and 2015 and obtained by POLITICO.
  • Mother Jones Editor Investigated For ‘Inappropriate Behavior’

    11/03/2017 2:55:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/3/17 | Amber Athey
    Mother Jones’ Washington bureau chief David Corn was investigated for inappropriate workplace behavior in 2014, and will now be investigated further after new emails about his behavior were released to POLITICO. Mother Jones editor-in-chief, Clara Jeffery, and CEO, Monika Bauerlein, confirmed that Corn was previously investigated and warned about inappropriate touching of female staffers and insensitive descriptions of sexual violence. Jeffery and Bauerlein said they are investigating further
  • This is War and We Intend to Win [My Fellow Conservatives -- This is Zero Hour.]

    08/16/2017 4:56:10 PM PDT · by SarahPalin2012 · 60 replies
    . . . In less than two minutes, the anti-racists had unleashed a flurry of destruction. A mosaic of smashed glass covered the floor. Blood polka-dotted the ceiling. Three people required medical care. . .
  • There Is No Longer Any Way to Halt North Korea’s Nuclear Program

    08/04/2017 4:05:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | August 4, 2017 | Kevin Drum
    I don’t ordinarily do this, but I want to clear up what I said yesterday about North Korea and nukes. This time, I’ll say it in the plainest language possible. Fifteen years ago, it’s possible that diplomacy could have stopped North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. That’s certainly what I thought. It’s also possible that heavy sanctions could have done it. It’s even possible that military action could have done it, though that would have been very risky for reasons that everyone knows about—though here’s a map in case you don’t: None of this is true anymore. North Korea already...
  • Reporters Fall for Fake Document of Trump Making Absurd Demands in Israel

    05/22/2017 5:26:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/22/2017 | Alex Griswold
    Reporters on Monday fell for a fake "White House" document that supposedly showed President Donald Trump making unusual demands of his Israeli hosts during his trip abroad. The Twitter account Rogue White House Senior Advisor on Friday shared what it claimed was Trump's demands ahead of a trip to Israel, including roughly a metric ton of sugary and non-kosher junk food. .. Some elements of the purported demands were obvious jokes. The demand that microwaves remain unplugged was a mocking reference to White House advisor Kellyanne Conway's bizarre comment that the appliance could be used for spying, and the request...
  • Bogus study on the minimum wage and fast food

    04/13/2017 3:26:12 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | Howtheworldworks
    In light of fast food and wages being talk in the news along with Trump's droppin da bomb, I thought I'd share this study refuting a study about forcing McDonalds and oteher places to increase their wages. I haven't seen it here, I figure its time to get it up
  • Hot take--Mother Jones editor in chief: Those missiles we lobbed at Syria were totes racist

    04/11/2017 10:58:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/11/17 | Robert Laurie
    The official missile of the Washington Redskins If you’re a bleeding-heart leftist who’s incapable of making a tough call, you probably would never bomb someone because you think it’s the height of insensitivity. After all, the person managing the chemical weapons on the receiving end of your attack could be a member of a protected racial group, a potential illegal immigrant voter, or possibly even transgender. You just never know.
  • Liberal Mag Editor: Tomahawk Missiles ‘Must Enrage A Lot Of Native Americans’

    04/10/2017 2:37:53 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 10, 2017
    President Trump’s Thursday airstrike on a Syrian airfield is offensive to Native Americans, Mother Jones editor-in-chief Clara Jeffery tweeted over the weekend. Jeffery wrote the fact “that the missiles are callled [sic] tomahawks must enrage a lot of Native Americans…” … which in hindsight, probably wasn’t the smartest thing to say.
  • A Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump

    01/12/2017 7:58:11 PM PST · by Fedora · 41 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 31, 2016 | David Corn
    SNIPAnd a former senior intelligence officer for a Western country who specialized in Russian counterintelligence tells Mother Jones that in recent months he provided the bureau with memos, based on his recent interactions with Russian sources, contending the Russian government has for years tried to co-opt and assist Trump—and that the FBI requested more information from him.SNIPIn June, the former Western intelligence officer—who spent almost two decades on Russian intelligence matters and who now works with a US firm that gathers information on Russia for corporate clients—was assigned the task of researching Trump's dealings in Russia and elsewhere, according to...
  • These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia

    01/10/2017 4:34:18 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 101 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | January 10, 2017 | Ken Bensinger, Miriam Elder, Mark Schoofs
    A dossier making explosive — but unverified — allegations that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him has been circulating among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists for weeks. The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians. CNN reported Tuesday that a two-page synopsis of the report was given to President Barack Obama and Trump. Now...
  • 11 Democrats Who Could Defeat President Trump in 2020

    11/08/2016 11:55:49 PM PST · by llevrok · 33 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 11/9/2016
    With polls in nearly every state now closed, a Trump victory is looking more and more likely. If that thought horrifies you, don't worry—the next election is only four years away! It's hard to imagine Hillary Clinton making a third attempt at the White House. Joe Biden will be 77 years old. Bernie Sanders will be 79. But there are plenty of other Democrats who might take a shot, and if history is any guide, they could start jumping into the race as early as 2018. So here, in no particular order, is our very early list of the Democrats...
  • 11 Democrats Who Could Defeat President Trump in 2020

    11/08/2016 2:42:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    The first polls are about to close. And while Hillary Clinton seems to have the edge, there's still enough uncertainty that a surprise win could land Donald Trump in the White House. If that thought horrifies you, don't worry—the next election is only four years away! It's hard to imagine Hillary Clinton making a third attempt at the White House. Joe Biden will be 77 years old. Bernie Sanders will be 79. But there are plenty of other Democrats who might take a shot, and if history is any guide, they could start jumping into the race as early as...