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  • Illegal - McCabe Altered Strzok's 302 Account of Flynn Interview/Bust

    02/18/2018 6:01:20 PM PST · by gaijin · 90 replies
    Twitter, Mike Cernovich
  • White House: Trump lawyers in favor of appointing second special counsel

    02/05/2018 12:23:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 83 replies
    Axios ^ | 2/5/18
    Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters on Air Force One Monday that President Trump's attorneys have already approved the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate the FBI and Justice Department's actions during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to White House pool reports.Shah also said that the White House will approach further memos, including the one created by Democrats, in the same way they handled the memo authored by Devin Nunes: "Which is to allow for a legal review, national security review led by the White House Counsel’s Office, and then within five days the president...
  • URGENT: Klayman Needs to Be Named Special Counsel! Sign This Petition

    02/06/2018 8:28:41 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 23 replies
    URGENT: Klayman Needs to Be Named Special Counsel! Sign This Petition Asking President Trump to Have Appointed the Only Lawyer Ever to Have a Court Rule That Bill Clinton Committed a Crime! The Republic Hangs in the Balance!
  • Deconstructing the Russian Collusion

    02/06/2018 7:25:02 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-6-18 | MOTUS
    It’s not often that the blood they’re smelling is their own. There is more than a hint of panic in the Democrat camp right now; their primary weapons – lies and deceit – are being neutralized by exposure to light and oxygen. They fight back by throwing more chum in the water.They may soon need to resort to the last weapon in their arsenal: deconstruction of fact by redefining words. "It depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is' is.Although the complete quote is far more telling of what is and  what is not:Thanks to the Clinton Democratic Party...
  • The Gang that Couldn't Lie Straight

    02/02/2018 12:54:03 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb. 1, 2018 | Andy McCarthy
    To cut to the chase, Mueller appears to be homing in on the question of whether there was a conspiracy to obstruct justice.
  • Atlantic Magazine Contributor: 'Mueller Will Not Indict Trump'

    01/31/2018 9:53:15 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 31, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    What if they conducted a Special Counsel investigation and all you got was a lousy T-shirt? That pretty much sums up the opinion of legal expert Paul Rosenzweig in The Atlantic magazine on January 30. In an opinion piece sure to depress many liberals as well as much of the mainstream media, Rosenzweig confirms what seems to be common sense to the layman that it is silly to have an obstruction of justice charge when there is no underlying crime in There's No Way Mueller Will Indict Trump:
  • Byron York: Congress seeks answers after FBI claims texts missing in Trump-Russia probe

    01/21/2018 6:53:38 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies
    Investigators in both House and Senate were stunned late Friday when, receiving a batch of newly-released texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, they also received notice from the bureau that the FBI "failed to preserve" Strzok-Page messages from December 14, 2016 through May 17, 2017. Given the amount of texting that went on between Strzok and Page, who were having an extramarital affair, that probably meant thousands of missing documents. A number of critical events in the Trump-Russia affair occurred between December 2016 and May 2017, including: Conversations between Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian...
  • Trump Accuses FBI Agent of ‘Treason’

    01/11/2018 3:29:15 PM PST · by smileyface · 184 replies
    Wall Street Journal (via Sputnik) ^ | Jan 11 2018 | Rebecca Ballhaus
    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said Thursday that an FBI agent once involved in the special counsel’s Russia probe committed “treason,” and he called for Republican investigators in Congress to conclude their probes swiftly. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Trump, unprompted, labeled as “treason” a text message written by Peter Strzok, an agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who until late July was a top investigator on the special counsel’s team investigating whether Russia colluded with associates...
  • Mueller adds veteran cyber prosecutor to special-counsel team

    01/10/2018 12:23:40 PM PST · by mojito · 28 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 1/10/2018 | Matt Zapotosky
    Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has added a veteran cyber prosecutor to his team, filling what has long been a gap in expertise and potentially signaling a recent focus on computer crimes. Ryan K. Dickey was assigned to Mueller’s team in early November from the Justice Department’s computer crime and intellectual-property section, said a spokesman for the special counsel’s office. He joined 16 other lawyers who are highly respected by their peers but who have come under fire from Republicans wary of some of their political contributions to Democrats. Dickey’s addition is particularly notable because he is the first...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Robert Mueller and his politically biased team of prosecutors need to go

    12/08/2017 3:27:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 8, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller has sabotaged his own investigation of Russian meddling into the 2016 election. He has only himself to blame for ruining what could have been a credible probe. As I will document below, Mueller deliberately assembled a team of partisans with a history of political bias who appear determined to undo the results of the 2016 presidential election and drive President Trump from office. Because Mueller improperly stacked the deck of his special counsel staff with biased crusaders, he transformed what was supposed to be an impartial investigation into an illegitimate and seemingly corrupt one. To restore...
  • The Quest for Collusion Is Over: And the Democrats Desperate Shrieks for Impeachment Begin

    12/05/2017 2:47:44 PM PST · by drewh · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 5 at 1:56 PM | By Ed Rogers
    The quest for collusion is over. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation has not — either through leaks or announced indictments — revealed any collusion, and Democrats and their allies in the liberal mainstream media know that it never will. This reality is setting in among the president’s clearer-thinking foes, and they are transitioning to an obstruction of justice claim in an effort to sustain the fight with President Trump. Mueller’s investigation has been looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election since May. His team has made a number of consequential findings, but none of them establish...
  • Oh My: Has Mueller Crossed Trump’s “Red Line”?

    12/05/2017 7:01:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    The probe into Russian collusion is about to get a lot more personal. Bloomberg reports that the main lender for the Trump family’s financial empire has begun cooperating with Robert Mueller’s investigation after the special counsel got a subpoena for their records. Democrats in Congress have long demanded to know whether Trump’s dealings with Deutsche Bank had any connections with Russia, but Trump warned early on that he’d act if Mueller attempted to go that far outside his mandate: Special prosecutor Robert Mueller zeroed in on President Donald Trump’s business dealings with Deutsche Bank AG as his investigation into...
  • STATEMENT: POTUS Trump Attorney Ty Cobb Sets The Record Straight After General Flynn’s Guilty Plea

    12/01/2017 12:35:58 PM PST · by Red Steel · 111 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 1, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    On Friday, Michael Flynn plead guilty to lying to FBI agents about making contact with Russian Ambassador Kislyak during the transition period. CNBC reported: Specifically, Flynn is accused of falsely claiming that he had not asked Russia’s ambassador to the United States last Dec. 29 “to refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed against Russia that same day.” Flynn also allegedly lied by telling the FBI “he did not recall the Russian Ambassador subsequently telling him that Russia had chosen to moderate its response to those sanctions as a result of his...
  • Trump Suggests Joe Scarborough Killed Intern

    11/29/2017 12:36:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 29, 2017 | Danika Fears
    President Trump suggested on Wednesday that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough should be investigated for murder. “So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the ‘unsolved mystery’ that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. In 2001, when Scarborough was a GOP congressman from Florida, his 28-year-old intern Lori Klausutis was found dead behind a desk in his district office.
  • Office opens case file into accusation that Conway broke the law

    11/29/2017 9:45:10 AM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/17 | Max Greenwood
    The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is opening a case file to address allegations that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway violated federal law when she made comments about GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's Democratic challenger. Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, filed a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel last week alleging that Conway violated the Hatch Act, a decades-old law prohibiting federal employees from using their offices to campaign for or against political candidates.
  • 'Special Counsel' Mueller Is Guilty of Misconduct and Must Resign

    11/24/2017 7:44:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2017 | James Lewis
    What's a witch-hunter to do when there's no witch, and witchcraft itself turns out to be imaginary? When even the latest accusation against the biggest scapegoat of the house is a crock? Alan Dershowitz, a liberal in good standing with occasional fits of constitutional sanity, has called on Bob Mueller, aka "The Special Prosecutor," to resign, 'cause there's no there there. Professor Dershowitz points out that Trump may be guilty of sins "but not crimes." Well, if POTUS Trump is a sinner, I hope the Lord forgives him, along with the rest of us. But if all sinners went to...
  • Hillary Clinton says Trump is abusing power with uranium deal investigation

    11/16/2017 2:11:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 16, 2017 | Ginger Adams Otis
    Appointing a special counsel to probe her Uranium One deal would be "such an abuse of power" by the Trump administration, Hillary Clinton said Wednesday. The former Democratic presidential candidate said Trump risked dangerously politicizing the Justice Department, "like some authoritarian regime." [Snip] "This Uranium One story has been debunked countless times . . . . It is nothing but a false charge," Clinton said. "It will be incredibly demoralizing to people who have served at the Justice Department . . . because they know better."
  • Gregg Jarrett: Hillary Clinton must face the consequences of her actions and the scrutiny...

    11/14/2017 3:44:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | Novmber 14, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    Full title: Gregg Jarrett: Hillary Clinton must face the consequences of her actions and the scrutiny of a special counselNo person in this country is so high that he or she is above the law. This includes Hillary Clinton. There is no station in life or standing in government or political aspiration that absolves someone from criminal conduct. In this way, we are all creatures of the law and are bound to obey it. An orderly society cannot function if it permits individuals to disregard the law with impunity. This fundamental principle, enunciated by the U.S. Supreme Court more than...
  • Sessions pushes back on calls for Clinton special counsel

    11/14/2017 9:27:10 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2017 | Katie Bo Williams
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday pushed back on the immediate need for a second special counsel to investigate former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. It would take "a factual basis that meets the standard of a special counsel" for the Justice Department to make such an appointment, he said during a heated exchange with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) at a Tuesday House Judiciary Committee meeting. Jordan made a fiery case for allegations of improper spying on the Trump campaign by the Obama administration DOJ that widely touted amongst Capitol Hill Republicans. Sessions at first demurred, noting that Comey is...
  • White House chief of staff John Kelly on special counsel indictments: 'Let the legal justice system

    10/30/2017 7:55:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2017 | Nicole Darrah
    Full title: White House chief of staff John Kelly on special counsel indictments: 'Let the legal justice system work'In a wide-ranging interview on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Monday night, hours after charges were announced against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, White House chief of staff John Kelly said the administration believes the law should run its course before jumping to conclusions. “All of the activities, as I understand it, that [Paul Manafort and his aide Rick Gates] were indicted for were long before they ever met Donald Trump, or had any association with the campaign,” Kelly said. “I...