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  • Key figure that Mueller report linked to Russia was a State Department intel source

    06/06/2019 6:16:03 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/19 | John Solomon
    In a key finding of the Mueller report, Ukrainian businessman Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked for Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is tied to Russian intelligence. But hundreds of pages of government documents — which Mueller possessed since 2018 — describe Kilimnik as a “sensitive” intelligence source for the U.S. State Department who informed on Ukrainian and Russian matters. Why special counsel Robert Mueller’s team omitted that part of the Kilimnik narrative from their report and related court filings is not known. But the revelation of it comes as the accuracy of Mueller’s Russia conclusions face increased scrutiny. The incomplete portrayal...
  • Twitter Reacts After Debbie Wasserman Schultz Questions Michael Cohen

    02/28/2019 2:27:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Heavy ^ | 2/27/19 | Stephanie Dube Dwilson
    During Michael Cohen’s testimony today, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was one of the people who questioned Michael Cohen. Many people on Twitter were not happy because of her history with the Democratic National Convention when Bernie Sanders was running for President in 2016. Here’s a look back at what happened with the DNC and some of the reactions on Twitter to her questions to Cohen. **SNIP** In July 2016, Wasserman Schultz stepped down as chair of the DNC after Wikileaks published DNC emails that showed the organization strongly favored Clinton over Sanders during the primary. Brazile briefly served as interim chair...
  • Thiessen: Schultz is calling Democrats out for how radical their party has become

    02/02/2019 5:21:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | 2/01/19 | Marc Thiessen
    WASHINGTON — Democrats are furious at former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz for announcing that he may launch an independent campaign for president. They fear he will split the anti-Trump opposition and help re-elect the president. But what angers them even more is that Schultz is calling Democrats out for how radical their party has become. When Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, recently floated her new wealth tax, Schultz called it "ridiculous." When Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, said we should "eliminate" private health insurance, Schultz said, "That's not American." When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, proposed a 70 percent marginal tax...
  • Michael Moore calls for Starbucks boycott until Howard Schultz says he’s not running for president

    02/01/2019 3:38:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/01/19 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is putting pressure on former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as the billionaire mulls a possible run for president. Schultz has ruffled feathers among Democrats after he announced that he was seriously considering an independent run in 2020, which many critics believe will aid President Donald Trump’s reelection. Appearing on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Moore expressed his disdain for Schultz, mocking the potential candidate for describing himself as a “self-made billionaire." “Right away by admitting that you had subsidized public housing paid for by the tax dollars of the American people, you aren’t self-made. You got...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Howard Schultz after tax jab

    01/31/2019 2:24:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/30/19 | Mark Moore
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who went from tending bar to the halls of the Capitol, slammed former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz after he dismissed her proposal for a tax on the nation’s wealthiest, asking why billionaire candidates are not told they have to “work their way up.” “Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to ‘work their way up’ or that ‘maybe they should start with city council first?'” she wrote on her Twitter page Wednesday. Ocasio-Cortez, at 29 the youngest member of Congress, fired back at Schultz after he said he couldn’t...
  • Don't let the parties decide: In a nation where growing numbers of people are turned off(tr)

    01/30/2019 7:47:31 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Jan 30, 2019 | S.E. Cupp
    Over the past week, it’s fair to say Democrats have seemed, well, overly-caffeinated. Howard Schultz, the billionaire former CEO of Starbucks, has the left apoplectic since floating the idea that he is seriously considering running for President — as an independent. Since embarking on his media tour, Democrats from all corners have come out to torpedo the political newcomer, and self-proclaimed lifelong Democrat. With visions of Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and Jill Stein dancing maniacally in their heads, no doubt, the fear that Schultz will take votes away from their party nominee in 2020 aren’t unfounded. That’s usually the way...
  • Howard Schultz Blames Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for His Decision to Run as Independent

    01/30/2019 6:33:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 29, 2019
    Billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he can’t run for president as a Democrat because he doesn’t like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to slap a 70-percent marginal tax rate on income above $10 million. Schultz revealed Sunday that he’s “seriously considering” running for president as an independent. In an interview with CNBC Monday night, he shed some light on why he feels he would not run as a Democrat: Because he could end up having to argue for massive taxes on the super-rich like himself. “I respect the Democratic Party. I no longer feel affiliated because I don't know...
  • Schultz adviser slams Trump for 'childish games,' says top priority is to defeat him

    01/29/2019 7:07:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2019 | Michael Burke
    An adviser to Howard Schultz on Tuesday slammed President Trum over a tweet Trump sent this week attacking the former Starbucks CEO. Bill Burton, during an interview on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront," called the tweet "childish games" and said Schultz's main priority is defeating Trump. Schultz has said he is seriously considering running for president as an independent in 2020. Trump in a tweet Monday said Schultz "doesn't have the 'guts' to run" for president." "You have a president who is setting an awful tone on Twitter. It's taking everybody else down in the gutter with him," Burton said when...
  • Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he won’t do ‘anything to put Donald Trump back in the Oval

    01/28/2019 11:13:10 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/28/2019 | Tucker Higgins
    Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said that he wasn’t listening to those who said that a potential presidential bid as a “centrist independent” could boost President Donald Trump’s re-election chances. “Nobody wants to see Donald Trump removed from office more than me, ” Schultz said Monday night during an interview with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin in New York City that was interrupted by sporadic outbursts from protesters. Sorkin asked Schultz what he would do if it appeared in the polls that his presidential bid, if he launched one, would assist Trump’s electoral odds. “If I decide to run for president...
  • Bloomberg bashes Schultz over possible independent 2020 bid

    01/28/2019 1:16:03 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | 1-28-2019 | Al Weaver
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday an independent 2020 White House bid by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz could siphon off enough votes from Democrats to help re-elect President Trump. Bloomberg in a statement pointed to his consideration of an independent presidential bid in 2016 and said there is "no way" a third party candidate could win. Bloomberg, who served as New York City mayor as a Republican and independent, said an independent bid by Schultz would likely benefit Trump. "Now I have never been a partisan guy — and it’s no secret that I looked at...
  • Ex–Starbucks CEO Could Get Trump Re-elected

    01/27/2019 7:00:24 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 26, 2019 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Before there was Jill Stein, there was Ralph Nader. Before there was Nader, there was Ross Perot. None won. All argued that the Republican Party and the Democratic Party were basically the same, and the only way to make real change was to ditch them both. Each was blamed for siphoning off enough votes to throw the presidential elections. These days, the difference between the parties is starker than it’s ever been in modern times. Yet here comes Howard Schultz, a billionaire who feels that he might be the answer to American politics, and that he’d run for president as...
  • Ex-DNC Chair (Wasserman Schultz): Roger Stone ‘Weaponized’ Intel ‘Stolen’ By Putin

    01/27/2019 5:27:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 100 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 1/27/19 | Amy Russo
    In a scathing condemnation of Roger Stone following his Friday indictment, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-F.L.) accused the longtime ally of President Donald Trump of illegally securing his election. In an interview with CNN on Saturday, the congresswoman, who resigned from her post as the head of the Democratic National Committee after the hacking and subsequent WikiLeaks dump of the organization’s emails, said Trump’s campaign had been “infected with contact with Russia.” “In this case with Roger Stone, he literally weaponized information stolen by Vladimir Putin to help elect Donald Trump president,” she asserted. “He worked with high-level campaign officials...
  • The Democrats' IT Scandal (Wasserman Schultz & Imran Awan)

    10/21/2018 4:47:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/17/18 | Frank Miniter
    **SNIP** The cover-up has been so effective that this isn't happening. Imran Awan, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)'s I.T. aide, got off without jail time or restitution on only bank fraud charges. Congress got off without paying the price for possible corruption and for allowing a spy ring to run free in Congress. We can't even be sure that Congress has made the necessary reforms to stop another spy ring from infiltrating and spying on Congress and thereby using stolen data to blackmail a congressman, influence a vote, or just know where members of Congress stand on various pieces of...
  • ATTORNEY: FORMER IT AIDE IMRAN AWAN DESERVES NO JAIL TIME BECAUSE TRUMP, REPUBLICANS WERE MEAN

    08/17/2018 3:03:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/16/18 | Luke Rosiak
    An attorney filed a sentencing memo on behalf of former House IT aide Imran Awan, claiming that President Donald Trump, other Republicans, and “conspiratorial media” attacks serve as a sufficient substitute for jail time for his client’s bank fraud conviction. Attorney Chris Gowen, a former aide to Hillary Clinton, argued to Judge Tanya Chutkan, a President Barack Obama-appointee, that Imran should be spared jail, in part because of Trump, who engaged in “incoherent rambling” about the former IT aide. “Considering … the conduct of several government officials, including the president of the United States, Imran Awan respectfully requests this court...
  • The Rot at the Heart of DOJ’s Sweetheart Deal for Imran Awan

    07/05/2018 7:32:06 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 23 replies
    PoliZette ^ | 05 Jul 2018 | Mark Tapscott
    Justice Department prosecutors and congressional investigators both cannot be right about the House IT scandal by Mark Tapscott | Updated 05 Jul 2018 at 7:47 AM When Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors announced Tuesday they won’t press charges against House IT scandal kingpin Imran Awan, they violated one of the most fundamental rules of logic, the law of non-contradiction: That which is A cannot simultaneously also be non-A. Either Awan, his wife, two of his brothers and an unrelated friend — all of whom at one time or another since 2005 worked as IT aides for more than 40 House...
  • In Newly Obtained Memo, Congress’s Top Cop Said House Democratic Caucus Server VANISHED (Imran Awan)

    07/03/2018 12:21:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 07/02/2018 | Luke Rosiak
    A secret memo marked “URGENT” detailed how the House Democratic Caucus’s server went “missing” soon after it became evidence in a cybersecurity probe. The secret memo also said more than “40 House offices may have been victims of IT security violations.” In the memo, Congress’s top law enforcement official, Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving, along with Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko, wrote, “We have concluded that the employees [Democratic systems administrator Imran Awan and his family] are an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening the integrity of our information systems ... shortly after an IG report came...
  • Dem chief of staff tried to expose suspected theft ring on Capitol Hill, but since it was... (Awan)

    07/01/2018 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 6/25/18 | Luke Rosiak
    Rep. Yvette Clarke’s deputy chief of staff came into the office on a Saturday in December 2015 and caught the New York Democrat’s part-time IT aide, Abid Awan, rummaging through the congresswoman’s work area with new iPods and other equipment strewn around the room, according to a House document and interviews with Hill staff. Wendy Anderson told Abid to get out of the office, the document said. She told Capitol Hill investigators that she soon suspected Clarke’s chief of staff, Shelley Davis, was working with Abid on a theft scheme, multiple House staffers with knowledge of the situation told The...
  • The IT Guy and Wasserman Schultz (Imran Awan)

    06/16/2018 3:00:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/15/18 | JENNA LIFHITS
    **SNIP** Awan was a congressional IT staffer. Numerous members of his family joined him on the congressional payroll. Now he is awaiting trial for bank fraud. What started in 2016 as an investigation into equipment and data theft has evolved into a case about falsely obtaining home equity loans and sending money to Pakistan. As the probe evolves, there have been dozens of shocking reports about the family’s activities and access. The plot twists have spawned numerous conspiracy theories. Awan’s lawyer Christopher Gowen says that all these reports are complicating the trial. “Every time we think it’s done, Johnny-on-the-spot over...
  • The Democrats' IT Scandal Cover-Up

    06/12/2018 8:30:36 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 12, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz subverted our democracy and interfered in the 2016 election in ways Moscow could only dream of, yet while Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues to chase Russian phantoms, the case against Wasserman Schultz and Imran Awan, the IT director she and other Congressional Democrats employed, continues to drag on despite overwhelming evidence of criminality and clear national security implications. Schultz was forced to step down after hacked emails revealed that she and the DNC had their finger on the scales and actively worked to defeat Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primaries in favor of...
  • EVIDENCE MISSING: Server Belonging to Wasserman Shultz IT Worker Imran Awan Is Stolen from Congress

    06/08/2018 10:42:33 AM PDT · by detective · 132 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 8, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortebed title. Full title: KEY EVIDENCE GOES MISSING: Server Belonging to Wasserman Shultz IT Worker Imran Awan Is Physically Stolen from Congress Imran Awan worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz for thirteen years since she came into office in 2004 as a Florida representative. Imran and his two Pakistani brothers managed the IT affairs for several Democratic government officials. They were relieved of their duties in February 2017 on suspicion that they accessed specific computer networks without permission, also known as hacking. Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives in February 2017.