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  • Court memos detail unethical, unpunished leaks in case handled by potential Biden AG Preet Bharara

    09/08/2020 10:15:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 9/8/2020 | Christine Dolan and John Solomon
    Preet Bharara knew about FBI leaks two years before his office denied them. No one has been punished Preet Bharara is often mentioned as a possible U.S. attorney general in a Joe Biden administration after building a reputation as a hard-charging federal prosecutor and self-proclaimed ethicist teaching law school and dispensing morality on Twitter. But one of the last cases he handled as the chief federal prosecutor in New York City cuts against the grain of his carefully manicured image, exposing widespread leaking by the FBI — and knowledge of it by the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office — during the...
  • 'He's a tough guy': Actor Paul Giamatti says 'hardass' John Durham helped inspire Billions character

    05/05/2020 5:10:56 AM PDT · by gattaca · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 4, 2020 | Carlin Becker
    Actor Paul Giamatti gave U.S. Attorney John Durham some credit for informing his character on Showtime's Billions. The Hollywood star plays fictional U.S. Attorney-turned-New York Attorney General Chuck Rhoades, who is loosely based on former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, on the show, but Bharara isn't the only inspiration for the role. Speaking with GQ last week, Giamatti revealed that Durham influenced the portrayal of his character too. "There was a guy that was interesting to me early on, and his name is John Durham," he said. "And he’s actually the guy who William Barr tagged to do the investigation of...
  • GOP Slams Obama Administration for Bringing Somali Terror Suspect to U.S.

    07/06/2011 7:32:35 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/6/2011 | fox news
    Republicans are blasting the Obama administration for detaining a Somali terror suspect for two months aboard a U.S. warship before flying him to New York over the July Fourth holiday to face charges in a civilian trial. Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, who has ties to the Al Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab, was captured April 19 in the Horn of Africa region, possibly in Yemen. At his arraignment in New York Tuesday, he pleaded not guilty to the nine charges he's been indicted on by a federal grand jury, including providing material support to a terrorist organization. "The Obama administration won't detain terrorists...
  • The FBI, Hillary and the Alavi Foundation (Iran)

    07/17/2015 5:21:52 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 5 replies
    Founderscode.com ^ | 3-26-15 | Denise Simon
    The FBI, Hillary and the Alavi Foundation (Iran) Posted on March 26, 2015 | Comments Off on The FBI, Hillary and the Alavi Foundation (Iran) It was a secret: The Alavi Foundation says its purpose is “promoting the teaching of Islamic culture, Persian language, literature and civilization.” The Alavi Foundation’s site, a 36-story midtown Manhattan skyscraper originally built in the 1970s by the Pahlavi Foundation, an entity of the Shah-led government of Iran. After the Shah was overthrown in 1979, the new Iranian regime took it over and renamed it. Lev L. Dassin, the Acting United States Attorney for the...
  • ...FBI's Peter Strzok Altering a FISA Warrant Is Alarming, 'Doesn't Get More Serious' (Preet/CNN)

    11/22/2019 8:17:35 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 22, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    CNN legal analyst and former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, who was fired by President Trump in 2017, says the news that former FBI agent Peter Strzok altered or forged a FISA warrant application used against Trump campaign associate Carter Page is "alarming." "That's kind of an alarming bit of news," Bharara said. "If there was an FBI agent sworn to uphold the constitution who can be proven to have altered a document in connection with a legal proceeding, including the obtaining of a FISA warrant, that's really serious. It doesn't get more serious...
  • Saudi envoy murder plot suspect pleads not guilty

    10/24/2011 8:28:07 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 1 replies
    ChicagoTribune ^ | October 24th 2011 | Reuters Staff
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Iranian-American man who U.S. officials say has links to Iran's security forces pleaded not guilty in federal court on Monday to plotting to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington in a bomb attack. , 56, who was arrested on September 29 in New York, faces several charges including conspiracy to murder a foreign official, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism. Another man, Gholam Shakuri, was also charged in the plot but is believed to still be in Iran. U.S. officials said he is a...
  • Actually, Robert Mueller Was Awesome

    07/27/2019 7:13:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 25, 2019 | Renato Mariotti
    Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony Wednesday has been described as “excruciatingly awkward,” “confused,” “struggling” and “a stammering, stuttering mess.” I saw something completely different. From my perspective, after six hours of testimony, it was the 74-year-old career prosecutor and law enforcement officer who won the day. It wasn’t that close. Tasked with overseeing the most high-profile investigation of our time, Mueller managed to complete the investigation without appearing to have a partisan agenda, with both sides embracing him at times. Even Trump said he acted “honorably”—before he turned on Mueller as “conflicted” and partisan—and touted “total exoneration” soon after...
  • Honduras president, others targets of DEA investigation [Cocaine Smuggling, $$$ Laundering]

    05/31/2019 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 21 replies
    AP ^ | May 30, 2019 | Claudia Torrens & Christopher Sherman
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. federal court documents show Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and some of his closest advisers were among the targets of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.</p> <p>A document filed by prosecutors on Tuesday in the Southern District of New York mentions Hernández as part of a group of individuals investigated by the DEA since about 2013 for participating “in large-scale drug-trafficking and money laundering activities relating to the importation of cocaine into the United States”.</p>
  • Bharara: Mueller report shows there's 'potential viable prosecution once Donald Trump leaves office'

    04/21/2019 5:49:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 4/21/19 | Michael Burke
    Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller's report shows there's "potential" for President Trump to be prosecuted after he leaves office. "The Mueller view, it seems to me, if you look at the document, is that they absolutely believe there is a potential viable prosecution once Donald Trump leaves office," Bharara said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." Mueller said in his report that he followed Justice Department guidelines that say a sitting president can't be prosecuted, and added that a president "does not have immunity after he leaves office." Bharara, who was fired...
  • WaPo: ‘A paid agent of the Clinton campaign approached Russian officials for damaging material..

    01/28/2019 9:01:54 PM PST · by bitt · 51 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 1/28/2019 | patrick howley
    Marc Thiessen confirms in the Washington Post: “…the Clinton campaign proactively sought dirt on Trump from Russian government sources. They did it through cutouts. In April 2016, Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias retained opposition research firm Fusion GPS to compile incriminating information on Trump. Fusion GPS in turn hired Christopher Steele, a former British MI6 operative with sources among Russian government officials. The result was the salacious dossier, whose sources included “a senior Russian Foreign Ministry figure” and “a former top level intelligence officer still active in the Kremlin.” Steele’s work was paid for by Clinton’s presidential campaign and the...
  • Lebanese Canadian Bank to Pay $102 Million in Hizballah Laundering Case

    06/28/2013 3:02:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    For The Record - The IPT Blog ^ | Jun 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm | by Abha Shankar
    "Lebanese Canadian Bank to Pay $102 Million in Hizballah Laundering Case" SNIPPET: "The Beirut-based Lebanese Canadian Bank ("LCB") will pay $102 million as part of a settlement reached this week with federal prosecutors. The LCB was accused in a December 2011 complaint of funneling money to the Lebanese terrorist group Hizballah as part of a global money-laundering scheme. The "settlement shows that banks laundering money for terrorists and narco-traffickers will face consequences for their actions, wherever they may be located. This type of money laundering network fuels the operations of both terrorists and drug traffickers, and will continue to use...
  • The Turkey Trap-Erdogan thinks he can blackmail Trump

    05/08/2017 7:19:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 8, 2017 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Turkish autocrat Recep Tayyip Erdogan is coming to Washington, DC, on May 16 loaded for bear.  He has an ambitious agenda and apparently feels he can achieve it all because he holds “trump” cards against the President of the United States. Erdogan and his proxies have publicly said they want to convince the United States to jettison its budding alliance with the Syrian Democratic Union (PYD) and its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Kurdish group that has become the tip of the spear in the fight against ISIS in Syria. On this point, they will encounter resistance...
  • Sen. Cotton: "The Schumer Political Operation" Was Behind Release Of Dr. Ford's Letter (t)

    10/11/2018 9:49:56 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and his "political operation" was behind the leaking of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford "from the very beginning." @@ SEN. TOM COTTON (R-ARKANSAS): Hugh, I believe the Schumer political operation was behind this from the very beginning. We learned last week that a woman named Monica McLean was Ms. Ford’s roommate, and she was one of the so-called beach friends who encouraged Ms. Ford to go to Dianne Feinstein and the partisan Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. Well, it just turns...
  • FBI Probe Points to A Highly Coordinated Anti-Kavanaugh Effort by Dems

    10/05/2018 6:33:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | October 5, 2018 | S. Noble
    THE FBI PROBE HAS POINTED TO ANOTHER KEY PLAYER AND A LOT OF HIGH LEVEL COORDINATION IN THE ASSAULT ON JUDGE KAVANAUGH The many problems with credible Christine’s testimony and the well-connected beach friend. Sen. Grassley has fired off another blistering letter to credible Christine Ford’s lawyers demanding evidence and communications. At the same time, ‘witness’ Leland Keyser says she was pressured to alter her statement, allegedly by the suspicious former FBI agent Monica McLean, the one Christine Ford allegedly helped prepare for a polygraph. Did Chucky leak? It is now looking like the leaker could have been someone tied...
  • Rosenstein Moved Cohen Case to New York – Then Ordered Trump-Appointed US Attorneyto Recuse Himself

    08/26/2018 9:34:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 22 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | August 26, 2018
    Rod Rosenstein made the decision to turn over the Michael Cohen case to attorneys in the Southern District of New York. Rosenstein did this to ensure that the witch hunt against President Trump continued if President Trump shut down the junk Mueller investigation. The US attorney Trump appointed for that outpost, Geoffrey Berman, reportedly was ordered to recuse himself by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, leaving the office staffed mostly by holdovers from Preet Bharara’s tenure.
  • JUST IN: Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein ordered Trump-appointed US attorney ,,,

    08/26/2018 12:49:55 PM PDT · by blueyon · 95 replies
    Wired Sources on Twiiter ^ | 8/26/18 | Wired Sources
    JUST IN: Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein ordered Trump-appointed US attorney Geoffrey Berman to recuse himself from Michael Cohen case, letting Democrat holdovers of anti-Trump Preet Bharara pursue the case - NYP
  • Dinesh D’Souza Sounds the Alarm: NY Attorney General Wants to Get Rid of ‘Double Jeopardy’ to Go..

    06/04/2018 2:39:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 116 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 3, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza faced political persecution after he directed and released anti-Obama film, “2016: Obama’s America”. He was indicted over illegal campaign contributions. It was an obvious witch hunt. On Thursday, President Trump announced publicly he would be issuing a full pardon to Dinesh D’Souza. The New York Attorney General is so angry over the presidential pardon of Dinesh that she wants to get rid of double jeopardy to go after him again. Dinesh D’Souza celebrated on his Twitter account with an epic smack down of the Obama hack who made his life hell, former US Attorney Preet Bharara....
  • Preet Bharara: D'Souza Not Treated Unfairly, Worried Trump May Try To Pardon Himself

    06/03/2018 9:47:44 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 34 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3 June 2018 | Tim Hains
    Sunday on CNN’s 'State of the Union,' former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Pree Bharara joined Dana Bash to discuss President Trump’s recent pardon of Dinesh D'Souza, who said Bharara "screwed" him, and if Trump has the power to pardon himself. About Trump's recent use of the presidential pardon power, Bharara said: "You are supposed to pardon people because they are worthy of being pardoned, not because you're trying to please anyone in your political base or you're trying to spite anyone who you might think is your political adversary. And I think it's a sad...
  • Flashback: Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump? (Schneiderman article from 2/2017)

    05/07/2018 8:03:59 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 03, 2017 | DAVID FREEDLANDER
    “I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.” It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald Trump impression, puckering his lips into a duck face, scrunching up his nose and lowering his voice into something that resembles the president’s outer-borough growl. Schneiderman is recalling his meeting with Trump in 2010. Back then, Schneiderman was running for attorney general of New York, and Trump was still in his pre-birther, reality TV host phase. Trump had donated money to one of Schneiderman’s opponents in the Democratic...
  • Attorney General Opens Investigation: Obama/Holder/Lynch $6 Bil. Cash-in on Taxpayers

    04/23/2018 6:05:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    Elder Patriot – Attorney General Jeff Sessions has finally announced an investigation into the use of federal money to fund radical leftwing advocacy groups. In making the announcement Sessions cited that at least six billion dollars was funneled into what was essentially a slush fund for Obama’s army of street activists. It’s almost a certainty that that amount is going grow significantly. The groups receiving the money included La Raza (now UnidosUS), NeighborWorks America, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Operation Hope, Black Lives Matter, and a spin-off of Acorn The Mutual Housing Association of New York, among numerous other extremist groups....