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  • William Barr Tosses Out Some Real, Live Bombs in MSNBC Interview

    12/10/2019 10:50:44 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 66 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Ok, if you’re still sitting around worrying that Attorney General William Barr has gone all wobbly – even after yesterday’s pointed statements by he and U.S. Attorney John Durham in response to the IG Report – then I think I may have found your cure. Earlier today, MSNBC aired an interview involving one of their hack reporters and Attorney General Barr, and boy, is it epic. Mr. Barr is making no bones about his continued consistent views on what he bluntly still refers to as the “spying” on the Trump Campaign by the Obama FBI, and is not backing off...
  • The FBI's warrant system for spying on Americans is a mess, the IG report shows

    12/10/2019 11:15:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 10, 2019 | By Ken Dilanian
    Given the unsupported claims President Donald Trump has made for two years about the FBIs Russia investigation - calling it a witch hunt cooked up by his political opponents - the conclusion by the Justice Department watchdog that the probe was justified was big news. But the other major findings of the inspector general's report - that there were serious problems with the way the FBI obtained a secret national security warrant to spy on a Trump campaign aide - were also noteworthy, if somewhat overshadowed by the bigger headlines. The report found an FBI process so badly managed, so...
  • 'Scratching the surface': Education Depart. uncovers $1.3B in (unreported) foreign university funding....

    12/10/2019 10:22:48 AM PST · by caww · 26 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 12/10/2019 | Jerry Dunleavy
    Universities failed to report more than a billion dollars in foreign funding, officials believe is only a sliver of the unreported overseas donations flowing onto campuses..........It is already a reporting requirement for schools to report all foreign contributions...Its a simple requirement: Report all foreign money you get. ...Nations such as China, Russia, and Qatar hadnt told the federal government about. DeVos said foreign funding is an administration-wide 'national security concern'. Chinas secretive influence on campus figured most prominently.....One university received research funding from a Chinese multinational conglomerate to develop new algorithms and advance biometric security techniques for crowd surveillance capabilities,...
  • Ex-CIA Director Brennan Lied About Not Including Steele Dossier In Intelligence Community Assessment On 2016 Russian Election Interference

    12/10/2019 8:58:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/10/2019 | Madeline Osburn
    The new report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed former CIA Director John Brennan lied to Congress about whether the dossier authored by Christopher Steele was used in the Obama administration’s Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA).The ICA, a report conducted by intelligence officials in 2016 on Russian election interference, was used to brief President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump in January 2017. According to the IG report, there was significant discussion by top intelligence officials as to whether the unverified Steele dossier should be included in the main body of the ICA report, summarized in an appendix,...
  • He Stands Exposed! So Obama knew all along about the FBI bid to spy on his rival

    12/10/2019 8:31:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Up until now, President Obama has said he knew nothing about the FBI bid to destroy his political rival, Donald J.Trump, as evidenced in the newly released and mighty critical Inspector General, report.Back in August 2016, Obama said:  "I do not talk to the attorney general about pending investigations. I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations," he insisted. "I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department or the FBI -- not just in this case, but in any case. FULL STOP. PERIOD. Guaranteed. Nobody gets treated differently when...
  • Russia reacts with anger after doping ban from Olympics, World Cup

    12/09/2019 7:51:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 12/9/2019 | Eric BERNAUDEAU
    Lausanne (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over manipulated doping data, prompting an angry response from President Vladimir Putin. WADA's executive committee, meeting in Lausanne, handed Russia the "robust" four-year suspension after accusing Moscow of falsifying data from a doping testing laboratory that was handed over to investigators earlier this year. The toughest ever sanctions imposed on Russian state authorities will see government officials barred from attending any major events, while the country will lose the...
  • Pentagon Concerned Russia Cultivating Sympathy Among US Troops

    12/09/2019 6:34:59 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 46 replies
    voa ^ | December 08, 2019 03:30 AM | By Jeff Seldin
    Russian efforts to weaken the West through a relentless campaign of information warfare may be starting to pay off, cracking a key bastion of the U.S. line of defense: the military. While most Americans still see Moscow as a key U.S. adversary, new polling suggests that view is changing, most notably among the households of military members. The second annual Reagan National Defense Survey, completed in late October, found nearly half of armed services households questioned, 46%, said they viewed Russia as ally.
  • IG report lays out compelling evidence FBI misled FISA court in Russia case, sources say

    12/09/2019 9:21:30 AM PST · by bitt · 89 replies
    johnsolomonreports.com ^ | 12/9/2019 | ADMIN
    The Justice Department inspector generals report into the Russia collusion investigation lays out incontrovertible evidence that the FBI misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court through false information and omissions, according to sources familiar with its findings. The evidence that the judges were misled is so sweeping that it could provide grounds, if Attorney General William Barr chooses, to withdraw the FBIs application for the surveillance warrants that began in October 2016 to target ex-Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, the sources added. Such a move, while mostly legally symbolic since the probe is long since closed, would still amount to a...
  • Nader, Khawaja, Clintons, Pope Francis, and Elite Converge in UAE & Africa

    12/09/2019 1:15:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Corey's Digs ^ | December 8, 2019 | Corey Lynn
    Nader, Khawaja, Clintons, Pope Francis, and Elite Converge in UAE & Africa Welcome to the jungle of elites, criminals, and Pope Francis who all seem to have their eyes set on South Africa, while Russia and China run naval drills off the coast. Its an interesting intersection of events and individuals. Whats more interesting is the timetable of recently indicted George Nader and Andy Khawaja, along with the Clintons and Pope Francis, that leads to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who also have a big interest in South Africa. With the recent African proverb spoken by Pope Francis, mixed in...
  • Ex-Russian operative led UN 'spy nest' (UN oil-for-food scandal)

    01/26/2008 12:38:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 734+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/08 | John Heilprin - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - A former Russian top spy says his agents helped the Russian government steal nearly $500 million from the U.N.'s oil-for-food program in Iraq before the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Sergei Tretyakov, who defected to the United States in 2000 as a double agent, says he oversaw an operation that helped Saddam's regime manipulate the price of Iraqi oil sold under the program and allow Russia to skim profits. Tretyakov, former deputy head of intelligence at Russia's U.N. mission from 1995 to 2000, names some names, but sticks mainly to code names. Among the spies...
  • Steele warned that IG report contains information previously blacked out, report says

    12/09/2019 3:43:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/09/19 | Edmund DeMarche
    Christopher Steele, the British ex-spy and author of the anti-Trump dossier, was reportedly told that the Justice Department will release information about him that was previously blacked out in the departments internal watchdog report on the investigation into President Trumps 2016 campaign due on Monday. The New York Times, citing two individuals with knowledge of the situation, reported that Attorney General William Barr approved the release of the previously redacted information in Michael Horowitzs 400-page report. The report called Steeles heads-up unusual and said he was not given any indication of whether the information would benefit or hurt him. An...
  • They Felt Pressured to Get Circumcised After Moving to Israel. They Now Regret It

    12/09/2019 12:53:19 AM PST · by Cronos · 161 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7 Dec 2019 | Hilo Glazer
    Tens of thousands of teen boys and men.. were herded into Israeli operating rooms beginning in the '90s to undergo circumcisions. Years later, they recall the resulting trauma and pain, and the damage wrought on their sex lives Pavel Ok, a musician from the southern town of Kiryat Malakhi..immigrated to Israel at the age of 8. Like many other immigrants to Israel, he was not circumcised. And until the end of his high-school years, he hadnt intended to do anything about it. .. He made the decision to have the belated circumcision during his army service... Ok was 21 when...
  • Russia banned from all global sport including 2020 OIympics and 2022 World Cup finals

    12/09/2019 6:22:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Sky News ^ | December 9, 2019 | Tom GIllespie
    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has imposed a four-year ban on Russia from all global sport, including the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup finals. WADA's executive committee took the decision after concluding Moscow had tampered with laboratory data. The agency found Russia planted fake evidence and deleted files linked to positive doping tests that could have helped identify drug cheats.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 12/8/2019 The Pensacola Attack Update

    12/08/2019 8:46:42 PM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/08/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The Pensacola attack that killed three US sailors and wounded eight others including two members of law enforcement is still not being called an "act of terrorism" by either President Trump or Defense Secretary Mark Esper. US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien also not flat out saying there was a terrorist attack but telling CBS..... The attack was called an "act of terrorism" by local Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz.... Information is leaking out of the investigation of the attack now firmly in the hand of the FBI. The FBI is saying it is operating: "with the presumption that this was...
  • John Kerry Claims Ignorance of Hunter Bidens Burisma Work Despite Evidence

    12/08/2019 8:12:14 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Dec 2019 | HARIS ALIC
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry claimed ignorance of Hunter Bidens work with Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas conglomerate, on Sundaydespite evidence to the contrary from Obama administration officials and even his own stepson. Kerry, who recently endorsed Joe Bidens White House bid, was asked about the topic while campaigning with the former vice president in New Hampshire. In particular, Kerry was questioned if he knew about the younger Bidens decision to join Burismas board of directors in 2014 and if he was comfortable with the arrangement as secretary of state. I had no knowledge about any of that,...
  • 'Open-ended criteria:' Dershowitz says next Democratic president will be impeached

    12/08/2019 6:39:57 PM PST · by caww · 63 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 12/08/2019 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    Law scholar Alan Dershowitz predicted the next Democrat elected president of the United States will be impeached as a result of the same "open-ended" criteria the party is currently using to impeach President Trump. "They have created open-ended criteria which bear no relationship to the word of the Constitution itself," Dershowitz said Sunday on Fox News. "If President Trump is impeached, it will set a terrible precedent, which will weaponize impeachment, and the next Democrat who gets elected will be impeached." How many foreign policy decisions have been made by presidents over the years in order to help them get...
  • Think Franklin Templeton Employees nervous tonight? Hard to hide $7 Billion Ukraine $$$$ laundered back to US.

    12/08/2019 6:55:31 PM PST · by rfmadjr · 30 replies
  • Ukrainian millitary escorted B777 until 3 minutes before disappearing

    07/19/2014 6:21:55 AM PDT · by Renfield · 86 replies
    Eturbonews ^ | 7-19-2014
    ETN received information from an air traffic controller in Kiev on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. This Kiev air traffic controller is a citizen of Spain and was working in the Ukraine. He was taken off duty as a civil air-traffic controller along with other foreigners immediately after a Malaysia Airlines passenger aircraft was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine killing 295 passengers and crew on board. The air traffic controller suggested in a private evaluation and basing it on military sources in Kiev, that the Ukrainian military was behind this shoot down. Radar records were immediately confiscated after it became...
  • Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid, despite flaws

    12/08/2019 11:59:59 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 12 08 2019 | ERIC TUCKER
    The Justice Department’s internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to document errors during the investigation that may animate Trump supporters. The report, as described by people familiar with its findings, is expected to conclude there was an adequate basis for opening one of the most politically sensitive investigations in FBI history and one that Trump has denounced as a witch hunt. It began in secret during Trump’s 2016 presidential...
  • Report will clear FBI of misdeeds in Russia probe

    12/07/2019 1:27:05 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 146 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12 07 2019 | Del Quentin Wilber
    The Justice Departments internal watchdog has determined that political bias did not influence the federal investigation of potential links between Russia and the Trump campaign in 2016, according to people familiar with the matter, countering White House claims of deliberate partisan influence. Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who will release his long-anticipated report Monday, also found that the FBI had enough evidence to justify obtaining a foreign intelligence warrant in 2016 to conduct secret surveillance of a former Trump campaign advisor who had multiple contacts with Russian officials, the people said. The reports findings are expected to effectively reject or dismiss...