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  • To Moscow, L'Aquila and even onto Accra

    07/12/2009 12:56:42 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 1 replies · 304+ views
    Times of Malta ^ | July 11, 2009 | Editors
    Nobody watching President Barack Obama talking to President Dmitry Medvedev to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and addressing a university audience could have failed to notice that Moscow was not a pre-Presidential election Berlin audience. The first was courteous, the second displayed no emotion and the third was cool. No chemistry there; added to which his visit was overshadowed by Michael Jackson's funeral. The main achievement was a missile deal that favoured Moscow, which did not go down well with his political opponents at home and has yet to receive the Senate's fiat. But there was also agreement reached to allow...
  • Bipartisan Senate Report: Obama Failed to Secure U.S. Election Systems, Trump Admin Making Progress

    07/28/2019 9:32:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 July 2019 | Aaron Klein
    FULL TITLE: Bipartisan Senate Report: Obama Failed to Secure U.S. Election Systems, Trump Admin Making Progress A bipartisan report by the Senate Intelligence Committee documents how the Obama administration did not take effective action as Russia worked to target the U.S. election process. The same report shows that, under the Trump administration, U.S. agencies have made significant progress in working to secure election systems while vulnerabilities still remain. Not only were states confused by briefings on election threats by Obama-era agencies, the Department of Homeland Security under President Obama didn’t even tell states that a nation-state actor may have been...
  • Obama’s Russia Problem: Obama's Links to Soviet-era Spy Rings and Terrorist Networks

    01/09/2017 1:20:31 AM PST · by Fedora · 65 replies
    Original research | 01/09/2017 | Fedora
    Since Obama has raised the alarm about alleged Russian espionage activity, it’s appropriate to shine a spotlight on his own administration’s connections to Soviet-era spy rings and terrorist networks. Obama and two of his key advisors, Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod, were raised by families with members who are known either to have been in contact with Soviet agents or to have belonged to the Communist Party (CP) at a time when the CP was controlled by the Soviet Union. Associates of Obama’s campaign team and Jarrett’s family interacted with agents linked to the famous pair of spy rings known...
  • Senate panel to investigate meetings between Russians, Obama officials

    02/17/2019 9:07:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/16/19 | Andrew Blake
    The Senate Finance Committee is probing meetings reportedly held in 2015 between two of former President Barack Obama’s top economic officials and Maria Butina, a Russian national who later pleaded guilty to conspiring to covertly influence U.S. foreign policy, the panel said Friday. Committee leadership published letters sent to the current heads of the U.S. Treasury Department and Federal Reserve raising concerns over reports that Ms. Butina, a 30-year-old gun-rights activist, met with officials from the agencies during the Obama administration. **SNIP** Reuters first reported last year that Ms. Butina and Alexander Torshin, a former top official for the Russian...
  • Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016

    11/16/2018 4:29:33 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON — The Obama White House’s chief cyber official testified Wednesday that proposals he was developing to counter Russia’s attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a “back burner” after he was ordered to “stand down” his efforts in the summer of 2016. The comments by Michael Daniel, who served as White House “cyber security coordinator” between 2012 and January of last year, provided his first public confirmation of a much-discussed passage in the book, “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” co-written by this reporter and David Corn,...
  • Obama’s Russian Ambassador McFaul Is Pictured with Russian Attorney Veselnitskaya

    07/26/2018 11:05:16 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 26, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: Obama’s Russian Ambassador McFaul (Who Putin Wants to Interview) Is Pictured with Russian Attorney Veselnitskaya Who Set up Donald Trump Jr. What was President Obama’s former Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul up to? As a result of the meeting in Helsinki between President Trump and Russian President Putin the following was reported – Russian prosecutors have named the former US ambassador in Moscow as a person of interest in an investigation – and Michael McFaul appears to be quite unnerved. He seems to think Russian President Vladimir Putin is after him. The evidence seems to point...
  • Mueller’s Russian Collusion Trial Delayed 90 Days For Further Discovery

    05/23/2018 6:19:28 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 115 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/23/2018 | Richard Pollock
    The “complexity” of the case warrants excluding the speedy trial law and delaying the trial, Mueller argued in Tuesday’s court filing. .... Former federal prosecutor and National Review Contributing Editor Andrew C. McCarthy told TheDCNF it was too late for Mueller to claim that the complexity of the case warranted a delay. “Speedy trial rights belong to the defendant, and if the defendant pushes for a trial within the 70 days, the government has little cause to complain,” McCarthy said. “If the case was too complex, the government had the option of holding off on seeking an indictment until it...
  • Informant provided FBI evidence Russia aided Iran nuclear program during Obama years

    03/26/2018 7:27:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/26/2018 | john solomom
    A former undercover informant says he provided evidence to the FBI during President Obama’s first term that Russia was assisting Iran’s nuclear program even as billions in new U.S. business flowed to Moscow’s uranium industry. William Douglas Campbell told The Hill his evidence included that Russia was intercepting nonpublic copies of international inspection reports on Tehran’s nuclear program and sending equipment, advice and materials to a nuclear facility inside Iran. Campbell said Russian nuclear executives were extremely concerned that Moscow’s ongoing assistance to Iran might boomerang on them just as they were winning billions of dollars in new nuclear fuel...
  • The Real Collusion Story

    03/13/2018 7:00:29 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 37 replies
    NRO ^ | 13 March 2018 | Michael Doran
    In a textbook example of denial and projection, Trump foes in and out of government wove a sinister yarn meant to take him down. Barack Obama keeps a close watch on his emotions. “I loved Spock,” he wrote in February 2015 in a presidential statement eulogizing Leonard Nimoy. Growing up in Hawaii, the young man who would later be called “No-Drama Obama” felt a special affinity for the Vulcan first officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise. “Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy,” the eulogy continued. “Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed.” It is the rare...

    03/10/2018 1:30:29 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 32 replies ^ | 3/9/18 | Chris Pandolfo
    Friday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin took a deeper look into how President Obama’s administration permitted Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 election to go on unimpeded. Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, reportedly gave a “stand down” order on developing cyber-espionage countermeasures against the Russians because President Obama did not approve them. “That is the sickening irony, ladies and gentlemen,” Levin said. “That it was Obama and his people who refused to fight back against the Russians. It’s Obama and his people that turned intelligence agencies and law enforcement against the Republican nominee for president of...
  • Obama’s DHS Sec Says Administration Knew About Russian Hack, Waited To Tell Public

    02/21/2018 12:43:15 PM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/19/2018 | Julia Nista
    Shortened title. Full title: Obama’s DHS Sec Says Administration Knew About Russian Hack, Waited To Tell Public For Fear Of Label As ‘Taking Sides’ Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said on MSNBC Monday morning that although the Obama administration knew of Russian hacking as early as summer of 2016, the administration did nothing initially out of concern for being labeled as “taking sides.”
  • The Clinton Dossier

    02/07/2018 1:12:42 PM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 7, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    There were many damning revelations in the Nunes memo released by a House Intelligence Committee vote. But the most damning of them all doesn’t raise questions about process, but about motive. The memo told us that the FISA application would not have happened without the Steele dossier. The document known as the Steele dossier was a work product of the Clinton campaign. Not only was Christopher Steele, the former British intel agent who purportedly produced the document, working for an organization hired by the Clinton campaign, but he shared a memo with the FBI from Cody Shearer, a Clinton operative,...
  • Lee Smith: Everything Media Accuse Trump of Doing with Russia, Obama Actually Did

    02/16/2018 4:15:56 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 16, 2018 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    “Everything they’re accusing Trump of … Obama had done,” said Lee Smith of “Trump-Russia collusion” narratives pushed by Democrats and their news media allies. Smith, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight for a Thursday interview with Breitbart News’s Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak to discuss his latest article, “The Media Stopped Reporting the Russia Collusion Story Because They Helped Create It.” Smith highlighted the Washington Post’s Anne Applebaum, the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, and the New Yorker’s David Remnick as hypocritical news media figures in their criticisms of the Trump administration’s supposed appeasement of...
  • Obama vs. Trump: Who Really Colluded with Russia?

    01/26/2018 9:52:15 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 1/26/18 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama vs. Trump: Who Really Colluded with Russia? Trump didn’t collude with Russia. Obama did. January 26, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. September 2009. Obama hadn’t even been in office for a whole year when he gave in to Moscow’s biggest demand by dropping the missile defense shield for Poland and the Czech Republic. During his campaign, he had enthusiastically backed the defensive program, declaring, “We have to send a clear signal that Poland and other countries in...
  • The Russia Scandal Just Got Much Worse … For Hillary Clinton And Barack Obama

    11/22/2017 7:35:09 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 89 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/21/17 | IBD Staff
    Corruption: Shortly after the Uranium One story broke, various news reports claimed that it was much ado about nothing. But a review of a huge cache of newly available documents shows that, if anything, it was worse than previously thought. The Hill broke the bombshell story last month, which summed up goes like this: While the Obama administration was approving the controversial 2010 sale of Uranium One to a state-owned Russian energy giant — which gave it control of one-fifth of U.S. uranium supplies — the FBI was actively investigating that company for extensive criminal activity designed to expand Russia's...
  • Trump blasts Obama's campaign org. for paying nearly $1 MILLION to law firm ..

    10/30/2017 9:40:15 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 39, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    Trump blasts Barack Obama's campaign organization for paying nearly $1 MILLION to law firm that brokered deal for 'dirty dossier' Accused Obama's campaign arm of funneling money to law firm that served as a pass-through last year between Democrats and the creator of the 'dirty dossier' Trump was extrapolating on a report in a conservative blog on payments from Obama's campaign to the law firm it found in federal election finance records 'Report out that Obama Campaign paid $972,000 to Fusion GPS. The firm also got $12,400,000 (really?) from DNC . Nobody knows who OK'd!' he tweeted Some of the...
  • The Trouble With Maggie Haberman

    10/29/2017 6:08:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 29, 2017 | Andrew Klavan
    Maggie Haberman is shocked — shocked — to find that Hillary Clinton's people are dishonest. Some of you may remember Hillary Clinton. This is the woman who lied about her husband's infidelity, her trip to Bosnia, the cause of the Benghazi massacre, her illegal emails and just about everything else she's ever talked about. But when the Clinton people told Haberman that they had nothing to do with the now-infamous Steele dossier filled with dubious Russian dirt on Donald Trump, Maggie apparently bought it hook, line and sinker. "Folks involved in funding this lied about it, and with sanctimony, for...
  • Hannity Tonight: FBI Said Comey, Mueller and Obama All Briefed On Criminality of Uranium One Deal

    10/25/2017 8:04:14 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 157 replies
    FoxNews Hannity Show
    Sorry I do not have a transcript, but on Hannity tonight, Conservative DC Mega-Power lawyer Victoria Toensing said repeatedly that her client, the FBI CI just cleared to testify before Congress, has memos, tapes and emails regarding the Russian payoffs to Hillary et. al. to get the Uranium One deal approved by USG... and, according to FBI, Mueller, Comey, Holder, and Obama were regularly briefed about the deal and its illegality as it was being approved! Greg Jarrret says senior people will go to jail over this and the dossier payoffs... and yes, that might include the Hildabeast.
  • Russian under investigation for bribery by FBI given visa by Obama administration

    10/25/2017 8:04:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/25/2017 | Rick Moran
    An interesting sidelight to the Russian Uranium One caper was reported by The Hill yesterday involving a Russian TENEX executive that the FBI was investigating for bribery and extortion who was granted a visa to enter the US by the Obama administration. TENEX is an American subsidiary of Rosatom, the company involved in buying an interest in Uranium One. The records show TENEX executive Vadim Mikerin was engaged in illegal conduct as early as the fall of 2009, yet he was allowed to enter the country by the Obama administration with a L1 temporary work visa when he arrived in...
  • FBI watched, then acted as Russian spy moved closer to Hillary Clinton

    10/22/2017 6:56:42 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 59 replies
    the hill ^ | 10-22-17 | Solomon, Spann
    As Hillary Clinton was beginning her job as President Obama’s chief diplomat, federal agents observed as multiple arms of Vladimir Putin’s machine unleashed an influence campaign designed to win access to the new secretary of State, her husband Bill Clinton and members of their inner circle, according to interviews and once-sealed FBI records. Some of the activities FBI agents gathered evidence about in 2009 and 2010 were covert and illegal. A female Russian spy posing as an American accountant, for instance, used a false identity to burrow her way into the employ of a major Democratic donor in hopes of...