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  • Trump Suggests John Kerry’s Meetings with Iran ‘Big Violation of Logan Act’

    04/22/2019 9:36:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 4/22/2019 | C. Spierling
    President Donald Trump challenged former Secretary of State John Kerry Monday for speaking to Iranian leaders as they struggle with tough policies from the Trump administration. “Iran is being given VERY BAD advice by John Kerry and people who helped him lead the U.S. into the very bad Iran Nuclear Deal,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Big violation of Logan Act?” In 2018, Kerry admitted meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif “three or four times” to discuss Obama’s signature nuclear deal with Iran that Trump ripped up.
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar Complains the Mueller Investigation Has 'Taken Place Behind Closed Doors'

    04/21/2019 5:16:12 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 4/19/2019 | Brittany M. Hughes ,
    Rep. Ilhan Omar took a break from downplaying the 9/11 terrorist attack and giggling about al Qaeda Friday to express her displeasure that the entire Mueller investigation “took place behind closed doors.” You know, as investigations tend to do, considering they’re…well, investigations. On top of that, Omar is also demanding that the un-redacted version of the Mueller report be released to the public, apparently unaware that to do so would be illegal, would unlawfully expose personal information of peripheral persons caught up in the investigation, and would compromise other criminal investigations. But apparently, basic standard procedure for investigating potential crimes...
  • Matt Gaetz Dropped a Big ol’ Bomb on Watters World Saturday Night

    04/21/2019 11:47:41 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 21 April 2019 | David Blackmon
    This is a big deal, folks. – Matt Gaetz, Republican congressman from Florida, said the following in an appearance on Fox News’s “Watters World” with Jesse Watters Saturday night: Gatez: They’re not off the hook. Another Little nugget the IG is looking at is the corruption between the FBI and the media. We will be seeing it before we see the IG Report on how this fraudulent investigation got started.
  • Top 10 Things The Media Got Wrong About Collusion/Obstruction

    04/20/2019 10:16:25 AM PDT · by LUV W · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 19, 2019 | Sohrab Ahmari
    The prestige press has some explaining to do — for subjecting the nation to a long, cruel ordeal named “collusion” and “obstruction.” Almost two years and millions of column inches later, special counsel Robert Mueller has revealed the theory that President Trump and his campaign conspired with Russia has been just that. All that remains of collusion and obstruction is the media’s shattered credibility. The errant reporters and pundits — the ones who peddled the most outrageous falsehoods — want nothing more than to move on. But not so fast: There has to be some accountability for the biggest foul-ups.
  • Some Thoughts on the Mueller Investigation [Vanity]

    04/19/2019 5:29:05 PM PDT · by BobL · 22 replies
    [self] | April 19, 2019 | [self]
    13:59 4/19/2019 Some Thoughts on the Mueller Investigation [Vanity] Now that the report is out, some of the stuff that didn't make sense at the time is starting to make sense, at least to myself. Here are a few things that came to mind: 1. Why did the investigation drag on for well over a year after Muller's people had concluded that Trump didn't collude with Russia? Answer: As long as they were 'investigating' or at least claimed to be doing such, there was no way that Trump could 'prove' that he didn't collude with Russia - they wanted that...
  • [Vanity] Why Did Mueller Choose Now to Finish Investigation?

    04/19/2019 11:49:06 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 50 replies
    vanity | 19 April 2019 | Vanity Self
    Given these assumptions: 1. Mueller and his team are smart enough to know there was never any collusion of Trump with Russia... 2. Mueller's fundamental purpose was to run a lengthy (but baseless) investigation which would provide fodder for news and commentary reporting on a continuous basis. A running source of (phony) material for Dems and Trump haters. 3. While there was never any expectation to find collusion with Russia, the powers inherent to the investigation team might lead to criminal charges in other unrelated matters, which would be politically useful for Dems, Progs, etc. So WHY did Mueller end...
  • What Mueller Found on Russia and on Obstruction: A First Analysis

    04/19/2019 11:44:55 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    Lawfare Blog ^ | April 18th 2019 | Scott R. Anderson, Victoria Clark, Mikhaila Fogel, Sarah Grant, Susan Hennessey, Matthew Kahn, Quin
    “Really the best day since he got elected,” said Kellyanne Conway, the president’s counselor, about a day on which 400 pages dropped into the public’s lap describing relentless presidential misconduct and serial engagements between his campaign and a foreign actor. The weeks-long lag between Attorney General William Barr’s announcement of Robert Mueller’s top-line findings and the release of the Mueller report itself created space for an alternate reality in which the document released today might give rise to such a statement. But the cries of vindication do not survive even the most cursory examination of the document itself. No, Mueller...
  • The Collusion Dream Is Dead But The Conspiracy Lives On

    04/19/2019 11:31:16 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 19, 2019 | Ben Domenech
    The President of the United States did not conspire with the Russians. Neither did his family. Neither did his friends. Neither did his campaign. At the end of the Robert Mueller investigation – now clearly staffed and advanced by partisans who loathe this president – not one single American, after all that, has been indicted or charged with any crime for conspiring with the Russians in any way, shape, or form to steal the 2016 election. That is now an indisputable fact. The uncomfortable reality is that we spent two years being fed the most irresponsible allegations advanced by an...
  • Trump Lawyer Reads Directly From Mueller Report To Push Back Against Brian Williams

    04/19/2019 10:55:46 AM PDT · by samtheman · 32 replies ^ | 4/18/2019 | Trump Lawyer Reads Directly From Mueller Report To Push Back Against Brian Williams
    President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, read directly from the Mueller report Thursday when MSNBC’s Brian Williams asked him how Attorney General William Barr came to the conclusion that there was no collusion.
  • Judicial Watch Sues State Department over John Kerry’s ‘Shadow Diplomacy’ to Prevent U.S. With..

    04/18/2019 7:30:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 4/15/2019 | Judicial Watch
    Seeks emails, texts, instant chats between Kerry and State Department officials and/or Kerry meetings with Iranian officials (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for records of communications between former Secretary of State John Kerry and State Department officials regarding “the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (also known as JCPOA or ‘Iran nuclear deal’) and/or meetings between Kerry and Iranian officials to discuss the JCPOA.” (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:19-cv-00777)). On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced the United States...

    04/18/2019 11:29:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 4-18-2019 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    OKAY, I WROTE THIS FOR USA TODAY right after the Barr press conference, but they don't want to run it because it doesn't incorporate the Mueller Report. Since I don't have time to read and digest the report this afternoon (I'm teaching two 2-hour classes back to back), I'm just posting it here. Enjoy!_____BILL BARR: ADULT IN THE ROOMGlenn Harlan ReynoldsBill Barr's press conference regarding the Mueller Report release was notable for both style and substance.On style, he reminded us that in an age of shrieking media hysteria and out-of-control twitter-pols, there is still a place for stolid, stodgy, rule-following...
  • So the Russians wanted Bernie Sanders elected president in 2016 all along...

    04/16/2019 10:56:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2019 | Monica Showalter
    A couple days ago, former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy had a stunning piece on the arrest of Julian Assange and what that could really mean for understanding what was going on with the Russians during the 2016 elections that Democrats made such a stink about. In a piece for Fox News, he wrote: Prior to the publication of the stolen Democratic-party emails and internal documents, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks exhorted Russian government hackers to send them “new material.” That is what we are told by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Russian intelligence officers. (I won’t offend anyone by calling them “spies” — after...
  • Breaking: Mueller Report Thursday…

    04/15/2019 9:41:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | 04-15-2019 | Kane
    CBS News âś” @CBSNews BREAKING: Justice Department says it will release the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Thursday
  • Concerns rise over U.S., Russia ‘stumbling into war’ — and we can thank Democrat ‘collusion’ hoax

    04/15/2019 7:07:21 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 28 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 4/15/19 | Jon Dougherty
    U.S. military commanders and defense analysts not only see a new “Cold War” with Russia coming, they see something far worse if the two countries continue along the same path: Outright war that would devastate both countries and make large portions of the planet uninhabitable for centuries. The Associated Press notes: The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war. American and European analysts and current and former U.S. military officers say the nuclear...
  • Wikileaks Releases U.S. Afghanistan War Files; Partners With NY Times, UK Guardian, Der Spiegel

    07/25/2010 2:51:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 193 replies · 6+ views
    Sunday, July 25, 2010 | Kristinn
    Read reports on the files at:Der SpiegelThe New York TimesThe GuardianIntro by Der Spiegel:Close to 92,000 US documents have been uncovered that shed new light on the war in Afghanistan. In an unprecedented development, close to 92,000 classified documents pertaining to the war in Afghanistan have been leaked. SPIEGEL, the New York Times and the Guardian have analyzed the raft of mostly classified documents. They expose the true scale of the Western military deployment -- and the problems beleaguering Germany's Bundeswehr in the Hindu Kush. A total of 91,731 reports from United States military databanks relating to the war in...
  • Former Obama WH counsel Greg Craig indicted in charges connected to Mueller probe

    04/11/2019 11:57:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 2:47 PM ET, Thu April 11, 2019 | By Erica Orden
    Washington (CNN)A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Greg Craig, a prominent Democratic attorney who worked for two presidents, charging him with false statements and concealing material information in connection with work he performed for Ukraine. An indictment in the case against Craig, which originated in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, has been expected for several weeks, with Craig's own lawyers saying Wednesday they anticipated such an outcome. Craig, 74, is the highest-profile Democrat to be indicted in a matter stemming from Mueller's work, which resulted in charges against numerous Republicans connected to President Donald Trump. The case is being...
  • Astronauts on the Moon in 2024? US Can't Do It Alone, NASA Chief Says

    04/09/2019 8:06:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies ^ | Hanneke Weitering
    "Putting humans on the moon in 2024 is not an America-alone effort," Bridenstine told a jampacked room of space industry officials. "We need all of our international partners. In fact, none of us can do what we want to achieve alone." "The plans that we laid out for 2028 are the same plans that we're going to use to get to the moon in 2024. We're just going to have to move forward some of our investments, but it's all achievable," Bridenstine said, adding that a sufficient budget is still "key." NASA is currently working on an amendment to its...
  • Newt Gingrich: The Collusion Lie Came At A Tremendous Cost

    04/10/2019 5:17:13 AM PDT · by blam · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-10-2019 | Newt Gingrinch
    The collusion lie will go down in history as one of the strangest distortions of reality to dominate the American political scene. For more than two years, the national establishment and news media were fixated on a “truth” that turned out to be false. In some ways, this national psychosis is reminiscent of the popular madness that would run through medieval societies from time to time. Think of the flagellants going from city to city beating themselves to exorcise their sins. Think of the madness that surrounded Friar Girolamo Savonarola when he ruled Florence from 1494 to 1498. In our...
  • Attorney General William Barr testifies before Congress

    04/09/2019 8:54:21 AM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 9, 2019 | Meg Wagner and Amanda Wills
    NOW: Attorney General William Barr is testifying before a Congressional committee about the Justice Department’s budget. But it's not just the budget: Barr will likely be grilled on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation, and Barr's short summary of it. He could also face questions about immigration and the border. Rep. Ed Case, a Democrat from Hawaii, just held up one of the most coveted documents of the Robert Mueller investigation as a prop to criticize what are sure to be the coming redactions. It's the Aug. 2017 memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Mueller,...
  • Canada expects foreign meddling in October election: foreign minister

    04/08/2019 5:32:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2019 7:30 AM | John Irish
    Canada’s foreign minister said on Friday it was likely that foreign actors would meddle in her country’s October elections and her British counterpart said a deterrent to stop countries like Russia from interfering was critical. U.S. intelligence officials and the governments of some European Union countries have accused Russia of interfering in their elections in recent years, allegations strongly denied by Moscow. When asked whether she was worried Russia would interfere in the election, Chrystia Freeland said she was “very concerned”. “Our judgment is that interference is very likely and we think there have probably already been efforts by malign...