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  • Burying the Other Russia Story [Dems to coverup CIA, FB I abuses]

    11/12/2018 6:14:56 AM PST · by Brilliant · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/9/2018 | WSJ
    Arguably the most important power at stake in Tuesday’s election was Congressional oversight, and the most important change may be Adam Schiff at the House Intelligence Committee. The Democrat says his top priority is re-opening the Trump-Russia collusion probe, but more important may be his intention to stop investigating how the FBI and Justice Department abused their power in 2016. So let’s walk through what we’ve learned to date. Credit for knowing anything at all goes to Intel Chairman Devin Nunes and more recently a joint investigation by Reps. Bob Goodlatte... and Trey Gowdy... Over 18 months of reviewing tens...
  • Mueller Reportedly Wants Trump Tower Records Involving Roger Stone(Muledeer?)

    11/08/2018 5:27:23 PM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/8/2018 | Chuck Ross
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly asked President Donald Trump’s legal team for visitation and phone records from Trump Tower regarding Roger Stone, the longtime Trump confidant currently under scrutiny in the special counsel’s probe. But Stone, a political operative known for unorthodox tactics, says that investigators will not find anything of significance in their probe.
  • Flake to try to force vote on bill protecting Mueller

    11/08/2018 3:08:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/18 04:14 PM EST | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) announced Thursday that he will try to force a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller after President Trump ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday. Flake said he and Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) will go to the Senate floor next week to try to get a deal on advancing the legislation. "When the Senate convenes next week, @ChrisCoons and I will ask for unanimous consent to bring S.2644, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, to a vote on the Senate floor. After the firing of The AG, it is more important than ever to...
  • Court hears Stone aide’s case that Mueller probe is invalid

    11/08/2018 3:25:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2018 | Chad Day
    A federal appeals court is weighing whether special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment to lead the Russia investigation was constitutional. At issue Thursday is whether Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had the authority to appoint Mueller. The special counsel’s office says yes. But lawyers for a former aide to longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone say no. The aide, Andrew Miller, brought the case because he doesn’t want to testify before a grand jury as part of Mueller’s investigation into whether Donald Trump’s Republican campaign coordinated with Russia in 2016. …
  • Democrats have a plan if Trump fires Mueller in ‘Saturday Night Massacre’

    11/08/2018 3:27:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/08/18 | Mark Moore
    House Democrats have a Plan B to make sure Robert Mueller’s findings in the Russia investigation see the light of day if President Trump fires the special counsel, a report said. Democrats, who regained control of the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections, are preparing for a Saturday Night Massacre situation in which Trump fires top Justice Department officials in an attempt to quash Mueller’s investigation. In that scenario, Democratic officials told Politico, Mueller would be immediately summoned to Capitol Hill, where he would testify about his findings on national television.
  • TRUMP OPENS DOOR TO DECLASSIFYING RUSSIA DOCS, AND HIS ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL COULD BE ON BOARD

    11/07/2018 8:54:01 PM PST · by bitt · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/7/2018 | chuck ross
    President Trump is “very seriously” considering whether to declassify a slew of FBI and Justice Department records related to the Russia investigation, he said Wednesday. That controversial proposal, which Trump has toyed with for months, may have a backer in Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general. “Declassification, we’re looking at very seriously,” Trump told reporters in a press conference on Wednesday, just before Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign. Whitaker, who served as Sessions’ chief of staff, will take over as acting attorney general. In that role, he will oversee the special counsel’s investigation into Trump associates’ links...
  • Could Papadopoulos Blow the Russia Hoax Wide Open?

    11/08/2018 11:33:52 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 8, 2018 | Mark Wauck
    Dan Bongino recently conducted a fascinating interview with George Papadopoulos. The most convenient way to digest the interview is at Jeff Carlson's blog, which has a link to the interview on Bongino's radio show as well as a full transcript of the interview. What emerges from the interview is, in my view, convincing evidence that Papadopoulos was, in Chuck Ross's words, the target of an "FBI sting." Actually, that characterization doesn't even go far enough. What seems clear at this point is that the FBI -- representing the US Government and as an agency of the Department of Justice --...
  • Trump’s acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, has no intention of recusing from Russia probe

    11/08/2018 9:42:21 AM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    wapo ^ | 11/8/18 | Devlin Barrett , Matt Zapotosky and Josh Dawsey
    Full title........Trump’s acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, has no intention of recusing from Russia probe,, associates say...........................Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the special counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people close to him who added they do not believe he would approve any subpoena of President Trump as part of that investigation. Since stepping into his new role on Wednesday, Whitaker has faced questions — principally from Democrats — about whether he should recuse from the Russia investigation, given that he has written opinion pieces in the...
  • Matthew Whitaker Will Not Recuse Himself From Russia Probe and Won’t Approve Presidential Subpoena

    11/08/2018 10:22:27 AM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Full Title: Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Will Not Recuse Himself From Russia Probe and Won’t Approve Presidential Subpoena Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the special counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people close to him who added they do not believe he would approve any subpoena of President Trump as part of that investigation.
  • Mueller's investigation of Trump is going too far

    11/07/2018 12:09:51 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun August 6, 2017 | Matthew Whittaker (New Attorney General)
    (CNN)Last month, when President Donald Trump was asked by The New York Times if special counsel Robert Mueller would be crossing a line if he started investigating the finances of Trump and his family, the President said, "I think that's a violation. Look, this is about Russia." The President is absolutely correct. Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing. According to a CNN article, Mueller's investigators could be looking into financial records relating to the Trump Organization that are unrelated to the 2016 election. According to...
  • Dems plan to bring in Mueller for televised hearings if Trump fires him: report

    11/07/2018 8:38:58 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | John Bowden
    Top Democrats in the House are reportedly planning to invite Robert Mueller to testify on Capitol Hill in televised hearings if President Trump takes action to fire the special counsel and shut down the Russia investigation. Senior Democratic aides told Politico that if Trump were to fire Mueller and other members of the Justice Department's leadership in a scenario similar to Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre, Democrats would respond by inviting Mueller to testify before the House in a televised hearing. "I think you could expect Democrats to take pieces of what they shut down and expose it publicly,” a senior...
  • EXIT POLLS: MORE THAN 1/2 OF VOTERS BELIEVE MUELLER PROBE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED

    11/07/2018 7:52:00 AM PST · by McQ444 · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2018-11-07 21:00 | Chuck Ross
    More than half of voters polled at election sites on Tuesday said that they believe the Mueller probe is politically motivated, according to exit polling data compiled by CNN.
  • MUELLER PROBE TURNS ATTENTION TO CONSPIRACY THEORIST LINKED TO ROGER STONE

    11/01/2018 3:00:08 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 28 replies
    The special counsel’s investigation turned its attention to Jerome Corsi, a conspiracy theorist who has ties to Roger Stone, the longtime Trump confidant who is said to be a target of the Mueller probe. Corsi’s significance to the investigation was solidified this week after he appeared for a second round of interviews with the special counsel’s office. Guest hosts of Corsi’s online political show said this week that Corsi informed them that he was traveling to Washington, D.C. “for another round with Mueller.” It is unclear whether Corsi is a target in the investigation, though ABC News reported on Wednesday...
  • Conservatives say Papadopoulos testimony reinforces belief of no collusion

    10/25/2018 5:24:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/18 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    House Republicans say George Papadopoulos's closed-door testimony before lawmakers on Thursday has reinforced their views that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential race. Two GOP lawmakers on the House Judiciary and House Oversight committees -- panels that are leading a joint investigation into FBI and Justice Department decision-making during the race -- described Papadopoulos as a clueless former campaign aide who somehow got swept up in the high-profile federal investigation, arguing that they have seen no evidence of collusion. They took shots at the ongoing Russia investigation, expressing dismay that federal officials...
  • Yesterday's Indicted Leakers are Linked to Muller Team Member Andrew Weissman and DOJ Fusion...

    10/19/2018 6:07:00 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/18/2018 | Jim Hoft
    The indictment of US Treasury officials yesterday is more important than first thought. The individuals indicted have close ties to demoted DOJ lawyer Bruce Ohr and Mueller team corrupt attorney Andrew Weissmann! https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/10/breaking-yesterdays-indicted-leakers-are-linked-to-mueller-team-member-andrew-weissman-and-doj-fusion-gps-collaborator-bruce-ohr/
  • Mueller assembles team of cooperators in Russian probe

    10/18/2018 8:30:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | MORGAN CHALFANT
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has assembled a list of figures cooperating with his Russia investigation that could provide him with substantial insight into the workings of the Trump campaign. Mueller’s ability to turn associates of President Trump into cooperators has been a key facet of his investigation, lending both strength to a probe that has pressed on for nearly a year and a half amid withering public scrutiny. Legal analysts expect former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and other recruits to bring the special counsel closer to getting to the bottom of whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign...
  • Mueller report PSA: Prepare for disappointment (Libs not getting pony alert)

    10/19/2018 10:02:39 AM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/19/2018 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    President Donald Trump's critics have spent the past 17 months anticipating what some expect will be among the most thrilling events of their lives: special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian 2016 election interference. They may be in for a disappointment. That’s the word POLITICO got from defense lawyers working on the Russia probe and more than 15 former government officials with investigation experience spanning Watergate to the 2016 election case. The public, they say, shouldn’t expect a comprehensive and presidency-wrecking account of Kremlin meddling and alleged obstruction of justice by Trump — not to mention an explanation of...
  • Nellie Ohr exercises spousal privilege in meeting with House panels

    10/19/2018 1:06:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/18 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Nellie Ohr exercised spousal privilege and largely declined to discuss conversations she had with her husband, Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, over the so-called “Steele dossier” during a meeting with two GOP-led House committees on Friday. The move prevented the GOP lawmakers from asking questions about the Ohrs’ role with the dossier, which made a series of allegations about President Trump’s ties to Russia. “There were some questions she would not get into — and those were the questions we wanted to ask,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). Democrats attending the joint interview with congressional investigators on the House Judiciary...
  • Here We Go: Trump-Appointed Judge Having Serious Doubts About Mueller’s Junk Russian Bot Case

    10/18/2018 7:24:05 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/18/2018 | Cristina Laila
    It looks like Robert Mueller’s publicity stunt is backfiring bigly. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich, a Trump-appointee, is having very serious doubts about Mueller’s garbage case against Russian company Concord Management.
  • U.S. Treasury official charged with leaks linked to Russia probe

    10/17/2018 10:19:02 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/17/2018 | Brendan Pierson
    A U.S. Treasury Department official has been criminally charged with leaking confidential documents relating to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the Russian embassy and others, to a reporter from digital media company BuzzFeed, Manhattan federal prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Natalie May Edwards, a senior adviser in the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), was arrested on Tuesday and charged with unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. She was expected to make an initial appearance in Virginia federal court later in the day.