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  • Fusion GPS tried to tie Trump to Clinton’s pedophile pal Epstein as part of smear campaign

    12/10/2017 3:41:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm whose Democrat-financed Russia dossier fueled an FBI investigation into Donald Trump, pitched other stories about the Republican presidential candidate to Washington reporters, including an attempt to tie him to a convicted pedophile who was once buddies with former President Bill Clinton. Journalist sources told The Washington Times that Fusion founder Glenn Simpson pushed the idea of a close relationship between Mr. Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting sex from an underage girl. The Trump-Epstein link appears purely social, far short of Mr. Clinton’s 20-plus plane rides on Epstein’s “Lolita...
  • 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...
  • Email from special counsel’s No. 2 shows more anti-Trump bias on Russia probe team

    12/05/2017 12:00:22 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 24 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/05/17 | Catherine Herridge
    full title: Email from special counsel’s No. 2 shows more anti-Trump bias on Russia probe team A top prosecutor who is now a deputy for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe praised then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she was fired in January by President Trump for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban. The email, obtained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit, shows that on the night of Jan. 30, Andrew Weissmann wrote to Yates under the subject line, “I am so proud.” He continued, “And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.”
  • Mueller deputy praised DOJ official after she defied Trump travel ban order: 'I am so proud'

    12/05/2017 11:57:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 5, 2017 | By Catherine Herridge
    A top prosecutor who is now a deputy for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe praised then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she was fired in January by President Trump for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban. The email, obtained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit, shows that on the night of Jan. 30, Andrew Weissmann wrote to Yates under the subject line, “I am so proud.” He continued, “And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.” The disclosure follows confirmation that another Mueller investigator, FBI official Peter Strzok, was fired over the summer after...
  • Trump's personal banking information handed over to Robert Mueller

    12/05/2017 8:58:20 AM PST · by Natufian · 110 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/5/2107 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    Donald Trump’s banking information has formally been turned over to Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who is investigating whether the president’s campaign conspired with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election. Deutsche Bank, the German bank that serves as Trump’s biggest lender, was forced to submit documents about its client relationship with the president and some of his family members, who are also Deutsche clients, after Mueller issued the bank with a subpoena for information, according to multiple media reports. The news was first reported by Handelsblatt, the German newspaper.
  • New Yorkers call for removal of Met painting that ‘sexualizes’ girl

    12/03/2017 4:54:14 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 3, 2017 | Natalie O'Neill
    New Yorkers have launched a petition demanding that the Metropolitan Museum of Art remove a 1938 painting of a young woman with her underwear exposed, “given the current climate around sexual assault.” The piece, titled “Thérèse Dreaming” by the French artist Balthus, “sexualizes” the girl, who is shown lounging in a skirt with her knee up on a chair, according to the petition, which was posted on the Web site Care 2. Modal Trigger “Thérèse Dreaming” by Balthus Mia Merrill, the New Yorker who started the petition, says the painting should be yanked from the venerable institution because Balthus...
  • Tapper Mocks Filmmaker for Awful Tweet About Sexual Harassment (tr)

    11/23/2017 12:39:08 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Emily Lindin, described as a documentary filmmaker, author and Teen Vogue columnist on her Twitter page, thought she'd share her "unpopular opinion" this week on the flurry of sexual assault allegations against men in Hollywood, Capitol Hill, and wherever else power can be found. Here's an unpopular opinion: I'm actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations. — Emily Lindin (@EmilyLindin) November 21, 2017 The unpopular thread just got worse. Sorry. If some innocent men's reputations have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that is a price...
  • Sex, lies & excuses: Partisan madness on predators

    11/22/2017 12:03:55 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | John Podhoretz
    As the sex scandals continue their relentless forward march, early efforts at a course correction are beginning to emerge. Some of these efforts are necessary and involve making distinctions — distinctions between, say, felonious assault, which should lead to prison, and really gross workplace behavior, which should lead to serious disciplinary action but should probably fall short of complete ruination. The danger, however, is that these distinctions get drawn in such a way that they protect one set of offenders and not the other — purely on the grounds that the protected set is made up of people you like...
  • Two more women describe unwanted overtures by Roy Moore at Alabama mall

    11/15/2017 5:36:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 113 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15 ,2017 | By Stephanie McCrummen, Beth Reinhard and Alice Crites
    Gena Richardson says she was a high school senior working in the men’s department of Sears at the Gadsden Mall when a man approached her and introduced himself as Roy Moore. “He said, ‘You can just call me Roy,’ ” says Richardson, who says this first encounter happened in the fall of 1977, just before or after her 18th birthday, as Moore, then a 30-year-old local attorney, was gaining a reputation for pursuing young women at the mall in Gadsden, Ala. His overtures caused one store manager to tell new hires to “watch out for this guy,” another young woman...
  • Lawmakers to Trump: Leave Mueller alone

    10/31/2017 10:50:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2017 7:52 AM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Democrats — and a few Republicans — in Congress have a clear message for President Donald Trump: Don’t mess with Robert Mueller. Concerned that the president may fight back after Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling led to two indictments and a guilty plea for his former advisers Monday, top Democrats laid down a marker for the president, who earlier in the year criticized Mueller and the probe. […] Republicans were less explicit, but many sent a similar message. ”I don’t think anybody in their right mind at the White House would think about replacing Mr. Mueller unless there was a...
  • Former Trump campaign adviser: Papadopoulos was ‘coffee boy’

    10/31/2017 9:25:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 31, 2017 | BY MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    A former adviser to President Trump’s campaign during an interview early Tuesday dismissed George Papadopoulos's role, saying he was “the coffee boy” and “had nothing to do with the campaign.” “I mean, you might have called him a foreign policy analyst,” Michael Caputo told CNN’s “New Day.” "But in fact, you know, if he was going to wear a wire, all we’d know now is whether he prefers a caramel macchiato over a regular American coffee in conversations with his barista." “He had nothing to do with the campaign," Caputo added on CNN. "And all this contact with alleged Russians...
  • Manafort indicted: Why ‘following the money’ looms large in Russia probe

    10/31/2017 6:13:54 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 19 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 30, 2017 | Mark Trumbull and Laurent Belsie - Staff Writers
    FINDING THE PATTERNS   Monetary transactions leave a tangible paper trail, which explains why tax-evasion charges may give Robert Mueller leverage in his investigation of alleged Trump-Russia ties. WASHINGTON AND BOSTON—Sooner or later, it comes down to money. Even in the highest-profile cases, involving possible crimes by mobsters or political officials or even presidents, the flow of illegal money is usually involved. And that is why from Al Capone in 1931 to the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s to the Whitewater investigations in the 1990s, prosecutors have wielded tax-evasion charges with success. In the current investigation into Russian meddling in...
  • The Manafort Indictment: Not Much There, and a Boon for Trump

    10/30/2017 2:30:52 PM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies
    NRO ^ | 10/30/2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    The Paul Manafort indictment is much ado about nothing . . . except as a vehicle to squeeze Manafort, which is special counsel Robert Mueller’s objective — as we have been arguing for three months....Do not be fooled by the “Conspiracy against the United States” heading on Count One (page 23 of the indictment). This case has nothing to do with what Democrats and the media call “the attack on our democracy” (i.e., the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 election, supposedly in “collusion” with the Trump campaign). Essentially, Manafort and his associate, Richard W. Gates, are charged with (a) conspiring...
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort indicted as part of Russia election probe

    10/30/2017 5:27:08 AM PDT · by smileyface · 175 replies
    CNBC ^ | Oct 30, 2017 | Christina Wilkie
    Paul Manafort, the onetime chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, has been indicted along with his former colleague, Rick Gates. The indictments mark the beginning of a new phase in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The timing of the indictment suggests that Mueller is pursuing a legal strategy typically reserved for cases involving drug cartels and mafia families.
  • First charges in Russian interference investigation prove probe is no witch hunt

    10/28/2017 12:05:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 80 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/28/2017 | FRANK MONTOYA JR.
    The news broke on Friday night with suitable fanfare that the special counsel has brought the first charges, in the form of a sealed indictment, in connection with his investigation of Russian interference in our democracy and all things associated with it. I hope it didn't come as a surprise. While we still don't know exactly who has been indicted — or on what kinds of charges — the reporting, if true, should put to rest, with right-thinking folks (no pun intended) in this country, the notion that the special counsel's investigation is a hoax or a witch hunt or...
  • Former US president George HW Bush apologises after actress claims he 'sexually assaulted' ...

    10/25/2017 3:36:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 123 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/24/17 | Jessica Finn
    Former President George HW Bush has apologized after an actress claimed he 'sexually assaulted' her while he was in his wheelchair. Heather Lind, 34, who starred in AMC's series 'Turn: Washington's Spies', made the allegations against the 93-year-old former president on Instagram in a lengthy post with accompanying photos. 'When I got the chance to meet George H. W. Bush four years ago to promote a historical television show I was working on, he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo. He didn't shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush...
  • Edward R. Murrow Would Be Ashamed of the People at CBS.

    10/15/2017 7:20:52 PM PDT · by kathsua · 25 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | 10/13/17 | Reasonmclucus
    Edward R. Murrow used his position as a journalist to expose the anti-communist witch hunt in the 50's. I remember seeing some of the television coverage of the Army-McCarthy hearings. I was too young to fully understand what was going on, but I recognized that Murrow thought something was wrong. If he were alive today, I'm sure he would recognize that the current anti-Russian crusade makes less sense than Sen. Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist crusade in the 50's. There was a Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union in the 50's. There is no good reason for the United...
  • New York Times editor sounds off on targeting Trump, history with AntiFa and Comey

    10/10/2017 2:21:19 PM PDT · by Hadean · 24 replies
    World ^ | Oct. 10, 2017
    The Audience Strategy Editor at The New York Times was caught on hidden camera boasting of his newspaper’s version of journalistic ethics. In a newly-released video by Project Veritas, the editor, Nicholas Dudich, is asked about being objective at the Times. “No I’m not, that’s why I’m here,” Dudich replies. Dudich, who manages videos which go on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram for the Times, said “my voice is on…my imprint is on every video we do.” Dudich goes on to explain what he might do to target President Trump: “I’d target his businesses, his dumb f–k of a son, Donald...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Trump won't fire Mueller because the president did nothing wrong

    09/28/2017 3:15:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 28, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    Firing Robert Mueller is a media invention. Always has been. But it was resurrected on Tuesday by Roger Stone. The informal adviser to President Trump offered his opinion, eagerly solicited by reporters, that the president should sack the special counsel because his impartiality is hopelessly compromised by a myriad of conflicts of interests. Stone was correct, in part. Mueller is deeply conflicted. The day after being interviewed and rejected by President Trump to become the new FBI Director, Mueller turned around and accepted the job as special counsel. In the span of 24 hours, Mueller went from asking to work...
  • Donald Trump Should Tell Gestapo-like Mueller: "You're fired!"

    09/24/2017 6:12:22 AM PDT · by kathsua · 21 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | 09/24/17 | Reasonmclucus
    Is Robert S. Mueller III Mr. Mueller the special counsel or Herr Mueller the head of the American Gestapo? His treatment of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul J. Manafort implies he should be called "Herr Mueller". Mueller conducted a search of Manafort's residence by breaking into the residence while Manafort and his wife were in bed. Such a tactic might have been accepted in Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union It should not be accepted in 21st Century America. The secret police in police states use this tactic to terrorize their victims into confessing they are "witches". Police in...