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  • Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, the FBI and the Mob

    03/22/2018 9:18:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 9 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 3/22/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    Mueller and Weissmann involved in the two biggest scandals in FBI history Special Counsel Robert Mueller III and lead attorney in the Special Counsel’s Office Andrew Weissmann have been connected to one another throughout most of their careers, and both men moved quickly to the top tackling major crime syndicates and white-collar crime. Ironically, both men were also connected in two of the biggest corruption investigations in FBI history. But rarely are Weissmann and Mueller’s past cases discussed in the media. Their past is relevant because it gives a roadmap to the future — now that these two longtime colleagues...
  • Mueller’s ‘Pit Bull’ Andrew Weissmann Busted for Withholding Evidence in Previous Case

    02/15/2018 7:06:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    SaraCarter.com ^ | February 15, 2018 | Sara Carter
    In 1997 Andrew Weissmann was officially reprimanded by a judge in the Eastern District of New York for withholding evidence. Weissmann was reported to the Department of Justice Inspector General and Senate Judiciary Committee for alleged “corrupt legal practices.” A formal letter from U.S. Attorney Eastern District of New York Zachary Carter requested the judge to remove Weissman’s name, according to documents. Civil rights and Criminal Defense Attorney David Schoen said Weissmann needs to be investigated for alleged past misconduct in court cases. UPDATED The top attorney in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s office was reported to the Department of Justice’s...
  • Andrew Weissmann met with AP reporters to discuss Paul Manafort case before joining special counsel

    01/11/2018 4:01:40 PM PST · by mojito · 41 replies
    Sara Carter.com ^ | 1/11/2018 | Sara Carter
    A senior Justice Department prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel office held a meeting with Associated Press journalists last spring to discuss an investigation into Paul Manafort’s financial record, a day before the wire service published a major expose disclosing alleged money laundering made by the former and now embattled Trump campaign chairman. Federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, now a senior attorney in the special counsel’s office, met with AP journalists on April 11 after reporters informed him of their own investigation into Manafort’s dealings with Ukrainian officials. The reporters had reached out to Weissman on a different story earlier in...
  • Mueller’s “Pit Bull” Andrew Weissmann under scrutiny as Rosenstein agrees to turn over docs [tr]

    01/04/2018 8:59:42 PM PST · by SSS Two · 39 replies
    SaraACarter.com ^ | 01-04-2018 | Sara A. Carter
    Mueller’s “Pit Bull” Andrew Weissmann under scrutiny as Rosenstein agrees to turn over documents to Nunes The Department of Justice has agreed to turn over all documents related to the controversial dossier to the House Intelligence Committee after four months of wrangling and legal threats ended in a Wednesday night phone call and agreement. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke at length Wednesday night, just hours before Nunes’ imposed midnight deadline on the Justice Department passed. Rosenstein not only agreed to provide all the documents requested, which include unreacted FBI interviews with witnesses,...
  • Vanity: 2012 Ethics Complaint Against Andrew Weissmann

    12/06/2017 1:55:36 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Document at link. Weissman is Mueller's #2.
  • Vanity: DoJ Corruption Regarding the Clintons and Trump

    12/04/2017 12:27:20 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    VANITY
    DoJ Assistant Attorney Peter Kadzik outed as a mole for Hillary Clinton campaign. Here's the email: From: *Peter Kadzik* Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Subject: Heads up To: John Podesta There is a HJC oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil Division will testify. Likely to get questions on State Department emails. Another filing in the FOIA case went in last night or will go in this am that indicates it will be awhile (2016) before the State Department posts the emails. *** WikiLeaks outed this guy in November of 2016. https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/793831278382428164 *** What cases did Kadzik work...
  • Boston Jihad Bomber Eyed in Jewish Triple Murder on September 12, 2011

    05/10/2013 10:05:14 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 30 replies
    Atlass Shrugs ^ | April 22, 2013
    Earlier I posted that the Boston Jihad Bomber's "only American friend" had his throat slit. I said, "I think this case should be reopened in light of the Boston jihad. Throat slitting is a jihad speciality" What I didn't know was that all three vicitms were Jewish. We know that under Islam, slaughtering Jews is the most desired of all kufar murder."I killed my Jew!" Islamic Jew hatred - it's in the quran. Slain Boston Bomb Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Eyed in Jewish Triple Murder The Forward, April 23, 2013, thanks to Nik Best Friend Killed Along With Brandeis Grad and...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Vindicated

    05/05/2009 4:03:05 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1,122+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | May 4, 2009 | By: Daniel Pipes
    FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, May 04, 2009 SNIPPET: "Then, on May 1, came the welcome news that the U.S. Department of Justice dropped its case against Rosen and Weissman. In the words of The Washington Post, this decision amounted to "a stunning vindication" for them. Beyond that, it confirms the limits on arbitrary and prejudicial government actions."
  • US Drops Spy Charges Against Lobbyists

    05/01/2009 9:48:54 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 15 replies · 1,299+ views
    Military.com ^ | 05/01/2009 | AP
    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Federal prosecutors moved Friday to dismiss espionage-related charges against two former pro-Israel lobbyists accused of disclosing classified U.S. defense information, ending a tortuous inside-the-Beltway legal battle rife with national security intrigue. Critics of the prosecution of Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee accused the federal government of trying to criminalize the sort of back-channel discussions between government officials, lobbyists and reporters that are commonplace in Washington. AIPAC is an influential pro-Israel lobbying group. The indictment had alleged that Rosen and Weissman conspired to obtain and then disclose to journalists and the...
  • The AIPAC Case Fallout

    05/01/2009 5:44:03 PM PDT · by bluejay · 14 replies · 926+ views
    WSJ ^ | MAY 2, 2009 | WSJ Editorial Opinion
    The real scandal in this case starts with the attempted criminalization of policy differences and legitimate lobbying, and ends up in the wiretapping of Congress and the wrecked careers of Messrs. Rosen, Weissman and Franklin. This smacks of abuse of power, and somebody at Justice should be held to account.
  • Vindicating Larry Franklin ("only successful anti-leaking prosecution")

    01/19/2007 6:25:37 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 359+ views
    N.Y. Sun ^ | January 16, 2007 | ELI LAKE
    Vindicating Larry Franklin ELI LAKE January 16, 2007 When President Bush announced the new Iraq strategy Wednesday evening, acknowledging that Iran was effectively at war with us in Iraq by supplying terrorists with advanced improvised explosives, my thoughts turned to Lawrence Franklin. Nearly a year ago, Judge T.S. Ellis III, sentenced this Pentagon Iran analyst to almost 13 years in a federal prison after he pleaded guilty to discussing classified information with two former lobbyists from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The case, which is thus far the Bush administration's only successful anti-leaking prosecution, illustrates the strategic confusion of...
  • A Test for Mr. Mukasey

    11/12/2007 8:09:41 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 2 replies · 127+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 12, 2007 | NORMAN PEARLSTINE
    ~snip~An early test of all these traits will come in the next few weeks, when the new attorney general is expected to review the Justice Department's flawed, embarrassing prosecution of two former lobbyists for AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The lobbyists, Steven J. Rosen, and a junior associate, Keith Weissman, are charged under the 1917 Espionage Act with receiving classified information from Lawrence Franklin, then a top Defense Department official. The lobbyists allegedly passed on the information they had received to a reporter for the Washington Post and an Israeli embassy employee. Much of the information was about...
  • Lobbyists or Spies?

    11/06/2007 1:31:58 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 11 replies · 230+ views
    Wall Street Journal (editorial) ^ | November 6, 2007 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    Government insiders who engage in unauthorized leaks of classified information are violating their oaths, breaking the law, damaging national security and deserving of punishment. Sometimes those outside government who receive secrets and pass them to others are also breaking the law and deserve punishment. The latter category includes enemy spies. But what about American lobbyists -- and journalists -- who receive secrets and pass them along? In an important trial set to begin in January, the Justice Department has irresponsibly confused the distinction between spying and lobbying. Keith Weissman and Steven J. Rosen, two former employees of AIPAC, the pro-Israel...
  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • Rice to face subpoena in espionage case

    11/02/2007 1:02:10 PM PDT · by decimon · 6 replies · 114+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2007 | MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and more than a dozen other current and former intelligence officials must testify about their conversations with pro-Israel lobbyists, a federal judge ruled Friday in an espionage case. Lawyers for two former American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbyists facing charges have subpoenaed Rice, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams and several others to testify at their trial next year. Prosecutors had challenged the subpoenas in federal court. Lobbyists Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman maintain the Israeli interest group played an unofficial but sanctioned role in crafting foreign policy...
  • Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen (Jack Kelly)

    03/06/2006 9:41:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 1,254+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3-7-06 | Jack Kelly - Commentary
    March 7, 2006 Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen By Jack Kelly Journalists will be paying rapt attention when Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman go on trial next month for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917. Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman were officials of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They received classified information from Lawrence Franklin, an analyst at the Department of Defense, which they passed on to an Israeli diplomat, and to journalists. They are the first private citizens ever to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Mr. Franklin pled guilty Jan. 20th and was sentenced to more than...
  • Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen (Durbin, Rockefeller tied to NSA Leak?)

    03/07/2006 3:12:39 AM PST · by KCRW · 40 replies · 2,409+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 03/07/06 | Jack Kelly
    Journalists will be paying rapt attention when Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman go on trial next month for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917. Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman were officials of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They received classified information from Lawrence Franklin, an analyst at the Department of Defense, which they passed on to an Israeli diplomat, and to journalists. They are the first private citizens ever to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. ..... But it's more likely prosecutors will use the Plame precedent to get journalists to disclose their sources. The NSA leak investigation issaid...
  • NYT: Israel Lobbyists Facing Charges in Secrets Case-Indictment expected, but out of the ordinary

    08/05/2005 1:40:18 PM PDT · by OESY · 3 replies · 418+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2005 | DAVID JOHNSTON
    Two former officials of a pro-Israel lobbying group were charged in an indictment filed Thursday with illegally conspiring to gather and disclose classified national security information to journalists and an unnamed foreign power that government officials identified as Israel. The indictment accused Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman, formerly senior staff members at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, with improperly disclosing national security information beginning in April 1999. The group dismissed the two men last April. As the committee's director of foreign policy issues, Mr. Rosen was a highly visible figure in Washington who helped the organization define its...
  • Genetic Mingling Mixes Human, Animal Cells

    04/29/2005 10:45:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,539+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 4/29/05 | Paul Elias - AP
    RENO, Nev. - On a farm about six miles outside this gambling town, Jason Chamberlain looks over a flock of about 50 smelly sheep, many of them possessing partially human livers, hearts, brains and other organs. The University of Nevada-Reno researcher talks matter-of-factly about his plans to euthanize one of the pregnant sheep in a nearby lab. He can't wait to examine the effects of the human cells he had injected into the fetus' brain about two months ago. "It's mice on a large scale," Chamberlain says with a shrug. As strange as his work may sound, it falls firmly...