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  • CNN Opinion: What Trump is trying to achieve with 'Obamagate'

    05/17/2020 5:49:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | May 16, 2020 | By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    With the nation in the middle of a horrendous pandemic, President Donald Trump has decided to devote much of his time fueling the "Obamagate" conspiracy. Trump went on a Twitter rampage this past week, sharing falsehoods and misleading claims that promote the conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama led a supposed "coup" to sabotage his presidency. But when a Washington Post reporter pressed Trump earlier this week to explain what Obama did, the President failed to clarify and said, "You know what the crime is. The crime is obvious to everybody. All you have to do is read the...
  • Examples Of Vote Fraud For Mail-In Ballots

    05/12/2020 4:18:52 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 15 replies
    There are bizarre instances in which the number of mail-in ballots delivered to a residence was larger than the number of actual residents.
  • FLASHBACK 2016: Steve Schmidt Predicts Electoral Doom for Trump and GOP

    05/08/2020 6:10:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 8, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Watch the predictions confidently asserted by Steve Schmidt in 2016, completely lacking any hint of self-doubt, that Donald Trump and the Republicans would be decisively defeated in November 2016. Why this clown is still allowed to continue pretending that he is some sort of credible pundit is amazing considering his laughable failure which apparently did not teach that arrogant blowhard any sense of humility.
  • Attorney General Barr says what Michael Flynn did "was not a crime"

    05/08/2020 5:57:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 8, 2020 | by Catherine Herridge
    In an exclusive interview with CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge, Barr dismissed the notion from critics that he is doing the bidding of Mr. Trump. Catherine Herridge: The last thing most Americans remember about General Flynn is that he was fired. And that he admitted lying to the FBI. Does the fact remain that he lied? Attorney General William Barr: Well, you know, people sometimes plead to things that turn out not to be crimes. ... And the Department of Justice is not persuaded that this was material to any legitimate counterintelligence investigation. So it was not a...
  • New information adds to questions about Russia probe dossier

    04/17/2020 2:06:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 17, 2020 | By ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON - Newly released material raises the possibility that Russian disinformation made its way into a dossier of opposition research that the FBI relied on when applying for warrants to eavesdrop on a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump. The new material, contained in footnotes to a Justice Department watchdog report that were recently declassified by the Trump administration, indicates the FBI was advised even as it sought the warrants that some of the information included in the dossier was not accurate or was potentially influenced by Russian disinformation. It may add to accusations that the FBI did not...
  • Federal Data: 16.4M Mail-In Ballots Went Missing in 2016, 2018 Elections

    04/12/2020 11:23:15 AM PDT · by bitt · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/10/2020 | John Binder
    About 16.4 million mail-in ballots went missing in the 2016 and 2018 elections, data provided to Breitbart News reveals. The data from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the Election Administration and Voting Surveys for 2016 and 2018, provided by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), shows that between the 2016 and 2018 elections, roughly 16.4 million ballots mailed to registered voters went missing. In the 2018 election, about 42.4 million ballots were mailed to registered voters. Of those mailed, more than one million were undeliverable, more than 430,000 were rejected, and nearly 10.5 million went missing. The 2016 election...
  • Border wall work in Arizona speeds up, igniting contagion fears

    03/31/2020 1:34:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 31, 2020 | by Simon Romero, New York Times
    AJO, Ariz. - Motels, mobile home camps and Airbnbs in this small Arizona border town are full up. Work crews stream into eateries for takeout orders. License plates on trucks parked outside the crowded laundromat come from as far away as Alaska. Around the country, some states have cut back on construction activity to curb the spread of the coronavirus, and hotels and restaurants in many cities have closed. But here in Arizona, the federal government is embarking on a frenetic new phase of construction of the border wall. The Trump administration contends that the wall will help prevent the...
  • Justice Department opens inquiry into FBI interview at heart of Flynn's guilty plea

    02/14/2020 11:16:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2020 | By Carol E. Lee
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department recently opened an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the FBI's interview of Michael Flynn while he was serving as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, according to two people familiar with the inquiry. Flynn pleaded guilty to giving false statements to the FBI during that interview, but recently asked to withdraw that plea, further delaying his sentencing. Attorney General William Barr asked the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, Jeffrey Jensen, to look into Flynn's FBI interview, the people familiar with the inquiry said. The inquiry began within the past month, they said....
  • Senate: Obama officials hamstrung by Russia election attack

    02/06/2020 11:16:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 6, 2020 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
    The Obama administration was ill-prepared to handle and failed to respond effectively to Russian interference during the 2016 election, according to a bipartisan congressional report released Thursday. It noted officials feared getting caught up in a heavily politicized environment and undermining public confidence in the electoral process. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report said the U.S. government was “not well-postured” to counter Russian election interference, adding Russia’s cyberactivities did not cease despite high-level warnings of potential retaliation. Sen. Richard Burr, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the report found the Obama administration in 2016 struggled to determine an appropriate response...
  • Obama Prefers a Republican President

    01/28/2020 8:56:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American ^ | January 28, 2020 | Allen Gindler
    During the 2016 presidential election, I had the feeling that Barack Obama was not very enthusiastic about the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. His rare rallies in support of Hillary were not energetic enough and were held in the same style. Obama told the audience about the successes of his administration, and in the end, he casually introduced Hillary and asked supporters to vote for her in the election. It seemed that he was simply fulfilling his duties to the party but would have preferred to spend time elsewhere. A hypothesis was formed in my head that, in reality, Obama did...
  • Trump’s Digital Advantage Is Freaking Out Democratic Strategists. Left and right agree on one point. The president’s re-election campaign is way ahead online.

    01/29/2020 5:26:22 AM PST · by karpov · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 29, 2020 | Thomas B. Edsall
    In a blog post published in November, a year before the 2020 election, Brian Burch, the president of, a socially conservative advocacy group, announced that in Wisconsin alone his organization had identified 199,241 Catholics “who’ve been to church at least 3 times in the last 90 days.” Nearly half of these religiously observant parishioners, Burch wrote, “91,373 mass-attending Catholics — are not even registered to vote!” is looking for potential Trump voters within this large, untapped reservoir — Republican-leaning white Catholics who could bolster Trump’s numbers in a battleground state. Burch, whose organization opposes abortion and gay marriage,...
  • FISA Court Confirms Two Carter Page Surveillance Applications ‘Not Valid’

    01/23/2020 1:06:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | January 23, 2020 | By TOBIAS HOONHOUT
    A FISA Court order declassified Thursday confirmed that the government had found two of the four FISA applications authorized for the FBI to surveil 2016 Trump-campaign adviser Carter Page to be “not valid,” and will further investigate the validity of the other two. The order revealed that the government found two of the surveillance application renewals to be “not valid” because the FBI provided “insufficient predication to establish probable cause to believe that Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power.” Based on the ordering of the applications, it is likely the review found the second and third...
  • Expert: Georgia election server showed signs of tampering

    01/16/2020 8:35:32 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 01 17 2020 | FRANK BAJAK
    A computer security expert says he found that a forensic image of the election server central to a legal battle over the integrity of Georgia elections showed signs that the original server was hacked. The server was left exposed to the open internet for at least six months, a problem the same expert discovered in August 2016. It was subsequently wiped clean in mid-2017 with no notice, just days after election integrity activists filed a lawsuit seeking an overhaul of what they called the state’s unreliable and negligently run election system. In late December 2019, the plaintiffs were finally able...
  • How a Trump win in 2020 could reshape housing markets across America

    01/09/2020 2:09:24 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | January 9, 2020 | By Jacob Passy
    Whoever wins the presidential race come November could determine the fate of housing markets across the country, according to a report from analysts at the financial services firm BTIG. Since the 2016 presidential election, counties that voted for President Trump have seen stronger housing markets than those that voted for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as measured by the volume of single-family building permits. Between October 2016 and October 2019, “Trump counties” experience a 1.5% uptick in single-family building permits, whereas “Clinton counties” reported an 8.5% decrease, BTIG’s analysis found. Shifts in consumer confidence along party lines could explain...
  • US Election 2012: Mitt Romney fortune built with help from Robert Maxwell and Jack Lyons

    12/27/2019 8:06:12 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 26 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 19, 2012 | Jon Swaine,
    Maxwell, the late owner of Mirror Newspapers, invested $2 million in Mr Romney's first private equity fund, which launched the controversial career in finance that the Republican presidential challenger now cites as proof of his ability to lead the US to prosperity. He was recruited by Lyons, a late colleague of Mr Romney's at Bain & Company and one of the "Guinness Four" who were convicted in 1990 over the infamous share-trading fraud at the drinks firm. Lyons and his family invested almost $3 million in Mr Romney's fund.
  • US Embassy pressed Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election

    11/17/2019 3:23:20 PM PST · by CruiseMates · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/19 | JOHN SOLOMON
    While the 2016 presidential race was raging in America, Ukrainian prosecutors ran into some unexpectedly strong headwinds as they pursued an investigation into the activities of a nonprofit in their homeland known as the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC). The focus on AntAC(Anti-Corruption Action Center) — was part of a larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted. The prosecutors soon would learn the resistance they faced was blowing directly from the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, where the Obama administration took the rare...
  • Pelosi says impeachment leaves ‘spring’ in people’s step

    12/19/2019 11:07:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligence ^ | December 19, 2019 | By The Associated Press
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that people have a “spring in their step” after the House impeached President Donald Trump, but she insisted the Senate must provide more details about the expected trial in that chamber before she agrees to send the House charges over. Pelosi was upbeat the morning after the historic vote that made Trump only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. “We’ve been hearing from people all over the country,” Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol. “Seems like people have a spring in their step because the president was held accountable for his reckless...
  • Opinion: The Chilling Reality of Bias at the F.B.I.

    12/18/2019 9:30:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 18, 2019 | By Julian Sanchez
    Subtitle: Americans deserve a stronger assurance than “hope” that their Fourth Amendment rights are being respected. The F.B.I.’s investigation of the former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, we can now say with assurance, was a train wreck. In his report, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz cataloged a damning list of egregious errors, omissions or misrepresentations in filings to the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which approved nearly a year’s worth of wiretaps on Mr. Page. Many Republicans have taken this as proof that the investigation was hopelessly contaminated by anti-Trump political bias. That would be the optimistic scenario. Unfortunately,...
  • Horowitz hits FBI 'failures' in Senate testimony after FISA court rebuke

    12/18/2019 9:16:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 18, 2019 | by Ronn Blitzer
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz rebuked the FBI on Wednesday for "failures" during the initial phase of the Russia probe, in his second round of Senate testimony following his extensive report on the investigation's origins and the process used to obtain a surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., was blunt in trying to get to the bottom of what happened during Wednesday's Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing. "Were they just all incompetent?" he asked. Hawley then noted that due to the complexities involved, "it doesn’t sound like they’re very...
  • On impeachment day, Schiff condemns Trump's 'lack of morality'

    12/18/2019 5:34:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 18, 2019 | By Allan Smith
    Subtitle: The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee spoke out after the president attacked him in a rambling six-page letter to Pelosi. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, joked Wednesday that the passage of President Donald Trump's scorched-earth letter focused on Schiff was "probably the nicest thing" Trump had "to say about me" in some time, adding that the president was merely projecting his own misdeeds onto others. "This president does nothing but project onto others his lack of morality," Schiff told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" of Trump's Tuesday letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, adding that the White House summary of...