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  • Former Trump Attorney Outlines Behavior of Mueller and Rosenstein in Political Russia Hoax

    02/12/2019 2:13:27 PM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 12, 2019 | Sundance
    Shortened title. Full title: Dowd Nails It – Former Trump Attorney Outlines Insufferable Behavior of Mueller and Rosenstein in Perpetrating Political Russia Hoax ABC conducted an extremely interesting interview with former Trump Attorney John Dowd that the media outlet will likely keep far away from their mainstream broadcast and print reporting. The interview is exceptionally interesting because Dowd outlines how incredibly false all prior reporting has been surrounding the Mueller investigation and the background of the contacts and discussions between Trump’s legal team, Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein. Additionally, within the interview itself, when you stand back and absorb the...
  • Jussie Smollett update: Chicago Police deny FOIA request from ABC 7 for body/dash camera footage

    02/09/2019 9:37:39 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies ^ | 9:59 pm on February 8, 2019 | Greg P.
    Here’s the latest on the Jussie Smollett investigation, via Rob Elgas of ABC 7 Chicago: Have some new information about an @ABC7Chicago FOIA request in the Smollett investigation. Our FOIA request for this information in the Smollett case was denied. Last Friday one of our assignment editors filed under FOIA, "requesting any police body cams involving Jussie Smollett including the very first officer on the scene and any other officer body cams that have any video and or sound.. or any police video from police cars".
  • Fairness for the Netanayahus

    02/07/2019 11:43:39 AM PST · by Yomin Postelnik
    One of George H. W. Bush’s last speeches as president, derided the use of indictments to remove people from power and its use as a near assassin’s instrument of political change. “The proper venue” for same, “is the voting booth,” said the outgoing president, “not the courtroom.” President Trump, who has so far, thanks to the One Above, escaped the hands of those who commit bureaucratic tyranny (and by definition, bureaucratic terrorism), has championed the recent overhaul of the US criminal justice system, because he recognized that the prison system was ensnaring innocents, was being overused in a way that...
  • Inside the Mueller team’s decision to dispute BuzzFeed’s explosive story on Trump and Cohen

    01/20/2019 9:14:30 AM PST · by libstripper · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 19, 2019 | Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett
    When a BuzzFeed reporter first sought comment on the news outlet’s explosive report that President Trump had directed his lawyer to lie to Congress, the spokesman for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III treated the request as he would almost any other story. The reporter informed Mueller’s spokesman, Peter Carr, that he and a colleague had “a story coming stating that Michael Cohen was directed by President Trump himself to lie to Congress about his negotiations related to the Trump Moscow project,” according to copies of their emails provided by a BuzzFeed spokesman. Importantly, the reporter made no reference to...
  • Is the Russian Collusion Case Collapsing?

    01/19/2019 5:15:52 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 17, 2019 | Bill O'Reilly
    The Mueller investigation is expected to be concluded in the coming month but what about the FBI investigation being conducted by Michael Horowitz? All evidence points to no Russian collusion but the American people deserve to see what Mueller has been doing in the past year as well as what Mr. Horowitz has found. It seems that the whole premise is now corrupt. [Introductory statement to the video]
  • Fitzgerald navy ship crash investigation

    01/15/2019 12:59:06 PM PST · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    copy right problems ^ | 1-14-19 | naval investigation
    The probe exposes how personal distrust led the officer of the deck, Lt. j.g. Sarah Coppock, to avoid communicating with the destroyer’s electronic nerve center — the combat information center, or CIC — while the Fitzgerald tried to cross a shipping superhighway. When Fort walked into the trash-strewn CIC in the wake of the disaster, he was hit with the acrid smell of urine. He saw kettlebells on the floor and bottles filled with pee. Some radar controls didn’t work and he soon discovered crew members who didn’t know how to use them anyway. Fort found a Voyage Management System...
  • On What Grounds Can the FBI Investigate the President as a Counterintelligence Threat?

    01/14/2019 5:43:31 AM PST · by Rumierules · 49 replies
    Lawfare ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jack Goldsmith
    The New York Times reported on Jan. 11 that the FBI “began investigating whether President Trump had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests” soon after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. In other words, the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation on the president. *** If indeed the FBI took the unprecedented step of opening a counterintelligence investigation directed at the president premised on his threat to national security, I hope the bureau had much stronger evidence for doing so than the Times story provided—and I hope that something of investigative substance actually turned on...
  • Goodlatte and Gowdy Send Letter Outlining Joint Investigation

    12/29/2018 7:17:46 PM PST · by bitt · 73 replies
    WASHINGTON, DC – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Inspector General Michael Horowitz, and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker outlining the Committees’ joint investigation into decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017. The letter sent to Majority Leader McConnell, Mr. Horowitz, and Mr. Whitaker can be found HERE.
  • Departing House Republicans Try to Keep Investigation Into F.B.I. Alive

    12/29/2018 2:31:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 12/28/18 | NICHOLAS FANDOS
    WASHINGTON — In one of their final acts in the House majority, Republicans released a letter on Friday urging their Senate counterparts to pick up their politically charged inquiry into the handling of the F.B.I.’s investigations of President Trump’s campaign and Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and called again for the appointment of a special counsel to study the matter. Detailing some of their findings, the chairmen of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees said it appeared to them that the F.B.I. had treated the Trump and Clinton cases differently, cutting Mrs. Clinton and her associates crucial...
  • BREAKING: SCOTUS Halts Contempt Order For Mysterious Foreign Company Subpoenaed By Mueller Team

    12/23/2018 7:17:38 PM PST · by digger48 · 87 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/23/2018 | Beth Baumann
    The Supreme Court on Sunday issued a temporary halt to contempt charges brought against a mysterious foreign company. The company was having a fight over a mysterious grand jury subpoena related to the Mueller probe. On Saturday, the foreign company filed a formal application with the Supreme Court asking them to review the case, the Washington Times reported. An Appellate Court previously ruled that the company must comply with the subpoena or they'd be held in contempt. For every week that they were held in contempt they would have to pay $5,000. According to legal expert Steve Vladeck, this might...
  • originally published on August 6, 2017: Mueller's investigation of Trump is going too far

    12/20/2018 10:27:08 AM PST · by libstripper · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | originally published on August 6, 2017, updated 11/7/18, republished 12/20/18 | Matther Whitaker
    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...
  • William Barr Is Right: Making Comey’s Firing A Crime Will Destroy DOJ

    12/20/2018 9:54:45 AM PST · by libstripper · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Dec. 20, 2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    Rod Rosenstein says Barr's memo didn't have any influence on Robert Mueller's probe. It was so sensible, it should have. President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Justice Department wrote a memo in June that argued against redefining obstruction of justice to include lawful actions taken by the president, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 20-page memo by William Barr was dated June 8 and sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Steven Engel, head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. Reporters Sadie Gurman and Aruna Viswanatha reviewed the memo, although they do not reveal who...
  • Acting AG Matthew Whitaker cleared to oversee Trump-Russia investigation, source says

    12/20/2018 8:38:40 AM PST · by libstripper · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 20, 2018 | y Brooke Singman, Jake Gibson
    Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will not recuse himself from overseeing the Russia probe, despite mounting pressure from Democrats who cite his “hostility” toward Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation. A source familiar with the matter told Fox News on Thursday that Whitaker met with Justice Department ethics officials this week, who told him he was not precluded from overseeing Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election. Whitaker, who served as chief of staff to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions until Sessions was fired, has faced extreme pressure from...
  • Trump’s Attorney General Pick Criticized an Aspect of Mueller Probe in Memo to Justice Department

    12/20/2018 8:29:20 AM PST · by libstripper · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal, via Outlline ^ | De. 19, 2018 | Aruna Viswanatha
    Original WSJ URL: Excerpt from article: WASHINGTON—William Barr, President Trump’s choice for attorney general, sent an unsolicited memo earlier this year to the Justice Department that excoriated special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into potential obstruction of justice by Mr. Trump, saying it is based on a “fatally misconceived” theory that would cause lasting damage to the presidency and the executive branch. The 20-page document, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, provides the first in-depth look at Mr. Barr’s views on the special counsel’s Russia investigation, which he would likely oversee if confirmed. In the memo, Mr. Barr...
  • Michael Flynn’s Ordeal and Ours

    12/17/2018 6:33:20 AM PST · by libstripper · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Dec. 16, 2018 | Michael Ledeen
    U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan is scheduled to sentence General Mike Flynn on Tuesday morning, and there’s a lot at stake. To begin with, there’s the future of a fine man who transformed the way we do battlefield intelligence and the ensuing operations against our enemies in Iraq, where we won in large part because Flynn’s (and General Stan McChrystal’s) new tactics, and then in Afghanistan, again in tandem with McChrystal.
  • Syracuse Diocese: We will 'cooperate fully' with AG's sex abuse probe (NY AG)

    12/02/2018 7:13:25 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies ^ | Sept. 6, 2018 | Patrick Lohmann
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Officials from the Catholic Diocese of Syracuse will "cooperate fully" with a subpoena by the New York state Attorney General's Office which is investigating whether dioceses across the state covered up sexual abuse.
  • Appellate court plans closed session in mystery plaintiff's suit against Mueller

    11/30/2018 6:26:25 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 39, 2018 | Bill Mears
    A federal appeals court announced Friday that it would hold a closed oral argument session on Dec. 14, to address a lawsuit apparently filed against Special Counsel Robert Mueller by an unidentified grand jury witness. Much of the detail in the case remains under seal, and there has been intense speculation in the legal and political communities over the identity of the mystery appellant. Speculation in some media was that President Trump himself had filed the lawsuit back in August, but his attorney denied it.
  • Adam Schiff: We’re Going To Investigate The Trump Org’s Plan To Give Putin A $50 Million Apartment

    11/30/2018 1:25:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2018 | Allahpundit
    C’mon now. If you can’t bribe Vladimir Putin, who can you bribe? “If true, this story further underscores the need to finish the Committee’s counterintelligence investigation to determine what, if any, financial leverage the Russians may hold over President Trump and the Trump Organization, and what Trump may have hoped to gain by any financial offer to Putin,” Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, said in a statement to BuzzFeed News Thursday evening…[Dem Rep. Joaquin] Castro also said he believed the plan could have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. “If this was an attempt to...
  • Mueller hardball fuels Trump allies’ anger toward probe, risks backfiring

    11/29/2018 5:46:41 AM PST · by libstripper
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 28, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s tough tactics with investigation targets and witnesses are fueling complaints about the probe from President Trump and his allies at a critical stage, as key cooperation efforts seem to break down.
  • Mueller faces new complications in final stretch, as targets balk and Trump turns up heat

    11/27/2018 7:23:50 AM PST · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 27, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team are facing new complications in the final stretch of their investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election, as targets allegedly breach agreements and balk at plea deals. On Monday, the Mueller team claimed that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort violated his plea deal by lying to the FBI and Mueller’s office on a “variety of subject matters,” amid reports the cooperation agreement was not panning out how prosecutors had hoped. Conservative author Jerome Corsi also plans to reject a potential deal with Mueller...