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  • Is Special Counsel Mueller’s Office About to Have Its First Conviction Overturned?

    12/16/2018 6:28:54 PM PST · by bitt · 47 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 12/16/2018 | BRIAN CATES
    Last week, both special counsel Robert Mueller’s office and former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s defense team submitted dueling memorandums to U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is preparing to sentence Flynn on Dec. 18. Flynn’s filing brought up the subject of FD-302 forms, which are the official records that FBI agents file following interviews with subjects of interest. In its memo, the defense noted that a 302 form provided by Mueller’s office was dated Aug. 22, 2017, more than six months after the FBI’s interview with Flynn actually took place. Since FBI rules and regulations state that...
  • POWELL: New Facts Indicate Mueller Destroyed Evidence, Obstructed Justice

    12/16/2018 4:18:32 PM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/16/18 | Sidney Powell
    The Supreme Court held long ago in Brady v. Maryland that the Constitution requires the prosecution, which holds all the cards in a criminal case, to give the defense all evidence favorable to the defendant, whether it impeaches a witness, mitigates punishment or shows his innocence. Indeed, the burden is on prosecutors to find anything in the possession of the government that is favorable to the defense. From the minute Judge Emmet G. Sullivan received the case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, which will be decided on Tuesday, he ordered Mueller to provide the defense with all Brady material Last...
  • Iowa Poll: First poll of likely caucusgoers finds Biden, Sanders, O'Rourke atop the field

    12/16/2018 4:27:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/15/18 | Jennifer Agiesta
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former Vice President Joe Biden holds the pole position in the first CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll among likely 2020 Democratic caucusgoers, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke joining him as the only possible candidates in the field with double-digit support. The new Iowa Poll finds 32% of likely caucusgoers saying they back Biden as their first choice, 19% Sanders, 11% O'Rourke, 8% Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 5% California Sen. Kamala Harris, with the rest of the 20-person field testing below 5% support. The top three candidates in Iowa, including O'Rourke's third-place ranking, match...
  • Iowa school districts to roll out mandatory firearm courses next year

    12/15/2018 4:52:30 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/18 | Aris Folley
    Two school districts in Iowa will reportedly introduce mandatory classes about firearm safety into school curriculum starting next year. Students enrolled in both the 7th and 8th grade at schools in the North Butler and Clarksville districts will be required to take part in a mandatory hunter safety course taught by the Butler County Conservation Board, Radio Iowa reported on Thursday. The course will reportedly be implemented into the students’ PE curriculum. High school students interested in learning about firearm safety will also reportedly have the option to participate in a voluntary class. North Butler Superintendent Joel Foster told the...
  • Rod Rosenstein WILL NOT ALLOW Gen. Flynn Interrogator Joe Pientka To Testify — Despite His Reported

    12/14/2018 11:01:45 PM PST · by bitt · 102 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/14/2018 | Jim Hoft
    As TGP previously reported in February, according to Mike Cernovich, McCabe altered far left FBI investigator Peter Strzok’s 302 notes on his interview with General Michael Flynn. And then McCabe destroyed the evidence. In early May Senator Grassley demanded the FBI and DOJ produce the transcript of Flynn’s intercepted calls with Russian Ambassador Kislyak and the 302’s by May 25th. The DOJ and FBI ignored him. Grassley then concluded his letter by reiterating his request to schedule an interview with the second special agent who was present at Flynn’s interrogation, Joe Pientka, after push back from the DOJ.
  • Video: Pig Farmer Wayne Cheney Mollie Tibbetts Interview

    08/07/2018 9:11:54 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    Heavy ^ | 8/6/2018
    ayne Cheney, an Iowa pig farmer with a history of stalking and harassment arrests, has told the news media that authorities interviewed him about missing college student Mollie Tibbetts. One of the local television stations – WHO-TV – recorded video of an interview Wayne Cheney gave on Tibbetts. You can watch it here:
  • '48 Hours' touts 'new information' in disappearance of Iowa anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit

    12/14/2018 10:45:56 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/14/18 | Kelly Smith
    A team of journalists and a retired Woodbury police officer have followed the Jodi Huisentruit case and held a dedication ceremony in June 2018 for new billboards placed in Mason City, Iowa on what would have been her 50th birthday. The TV show “48 Hours” promises to reveal “new information” Saturday in the unsolved case of Iowa anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit, who disappeared 23 years ago. The 27-year-old Minnesota native vanished while heading to work one morning in June 1995, leaving behind evidence of a struggle in her apartment parking lot but few clues as to who assaulted her. In the...
  • Grassley: Fusion GPS Founder CEO Glenn Simpson Lied In Senate Testimony

    12/05/2018 8:38:39 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 4, 2018 | Bre Payton
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Monday that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee staff about whether his infamous firm continued to investigate Donald Trump after the 2016 election.In a letter to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), Grassley stated that Simpson told committee staff in 2017 that he stopped probing now-President Trump and his associates’ connections to Russian officials after the 2016 presidential election because he “had no client after the election.”Here’s what committee staff asked Simpson and what the Fusion GPS founder had to say in return last August: When the Committee staff interviewed Glenn Simpson...
  • Grassley DEMANDS that FBI explain raid on Clinton Foundation, Uranium One whistleblower

    12/04/2018 2:53:14 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 37 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/4/18 | USA Features
    Answers: The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is upset that the FBI raided a whistleblower last month who had already given Congress sensitive information regarding possible malfeasance related to the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One deal and is demanding that the bureau’s director, Christopher Wray, explain why it happened. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, asked Wray (pictured above) a series of questions pertaining to the Nov. 19 raid of former FBI contractor Dennis Cain’s home in Maryland, in which agents took electronically-stored information that had been provided under Intelligence Community whistleblower protection laws to the Justice Department’s inspector general,...
  • GRASSLEY DEMANDS ANSWERS FROM WRAY OVER RAID OF WHISTLEBLOWER ON CLINTON FOUNDATION

    12/04/2018 7:34:34 PM PST · by ckilmer · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2018 | Richard Pollock
    On November 19 the FBI raided the home of Clinton Foundation whistle blower Dennis Cain According to the daily caller In the wake of a bombshell Daily Caller News Foundation investigative report late last week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley demanded answers from FBI Director Christopher Wray about a Nov. 19 bureau raid on the home of a recognized whistleblower. The whistleblower, Dennis Cain, who was once employed by an FBI contractor, reportedly turned over documents to the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz regarding the bureau’s failure to investigate potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State...
  • Grassley wants answers about FBI raid on whistleblower with info on Clinton Foundation, Uranium One

    12/05/2018 5:41:18 AM PST · by ETL · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 5, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has written to FBI Director Christopher Wray and the Justice Department's internal watchdog to request information about a raid on the home of a former FBI contractor who gave the watchdog documents related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to a Russian firm's subsidiary. According to The Daily Caller, 16 FBI agents raided the Maryland home of Dennis Nathan Cain on Nov. 19. Cain's lawyer, Michael Socarras, told the website that the agent who led the raid accused his client of possessing stolen federal property. In response,...
  • Chuck Grassley backing Trump in 2020, won't support any primary challengers

    12/05/2018 2:25:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2018 | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Sen. Chuck Grassley says he will not support any Republican challenger to President Donald Trump in the primary ahead of the 2020 election. Grassley said Wednesday he will be supporting Trump.
  • Grassley Demands Answers From Wray Over Raid Of Whistleblower On Clinton Foundation

    12/04/2018 10:30:18 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/04/2018 | Richard Pollock
    The Iowa Republican sent a separate letter to Horowitz on Nov. 30 seeking Cain’s documents and citing TheDCNF’s reporting. .... Grassley in his letter, which also cites TheDCNF’s reporting, asked Wray if “the FBI consider[s] Mr. Cain’s disclosures to be protected.” The whistleblower act protects federal employees who disclose classified documents to the proper authorities, which includes the IG. Grassley further asked Wray if the FBI was “aware at the time of the raid that Mr. Cain had made what appeared to be lawful disclosures to the Inspector General? If so, was the FBI aware that these disclosures were passed...
  • Iowa RKBA Constitutional Amendment has good Chance in New Legislature

    12/03/2018 6:24:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Iowa State seal proclaims: We prize our liberties and our rights we will maintain. Iowa is in the process of doing exactly that by adding a constitutional amendment to protect the right to keep and bear arms (RKBA) at the state level. Iowa is one of only six states that lack some state constitutional protection for the RKBA.  The proposed amendment is as follows: From iowa.gov: Right to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms.  SEC. 1A. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The sovereign state of Iowa...
  • US takes another hit on biofuel blending mandates

    12/02/2018 1:56:33 PM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/2/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    We knew (or at least feared) that this was coming, but Friday saw the finalization of the new biofuels – specifically ethanol – blending requirements for 2019 and 2020. And true to the promises that President Trump made to Iowa politicians, we did not see any significant reductions in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates. In fact, they went up, much the same as under Obama’s EPA. (EPA website)
  • Biased screener undermining Trump judicial nominees, Republicans say

    11/27/2018 7:26:50 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2018 | Alex Swoyer
    She’s not a senator, but Cynthia Nance plays an enormous role in shaping the debate over some of President Trump’s judicial picks. Ms. Nance, former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, handles the American Bar Association’s judicial ratings for nominees to federal courts in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas, which make up the federal 8th Circuit. The ABA’s role is one the more opaque parts of the process, but Republicans are pushing it into the light, accusing her of allowing personal bias, particularly a fealty to abortion rights, to color her ratings....
  • GOP senator: We would prefer to keep border open

    11/25/2018 11:39:24 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said Sunday she would rather not see the U.S.-Mexico border close despite threats by President Trump to prevent certain groups of migrants from crossing into the U.S. "We would prefer that we keep it open, so let's work really hard to make sure that we're addressing the asylum seekers before they actually come over the border," Ernst said on CNN's "State of the Union."The Iowa Republican was responding to Trump's suggestion that he may close the southern border if Mexico does not agree to hold migrants while the U.S. processes their asylum claims. "I think the...
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley has some thoughts about Trump's attacks on federal judges

    11/21/2018 8:22:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 21 Nov 2018 | David Choi
    Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said he had reservations about Chief Justice John Roberts' response to President Donald Trump's controversial characterization of a federal judge and the 9th District court, and suggested it was a hypocritical move based on Roberts' previous interactions with Trump's predecessor. "Chief Justice Roberts rebuked Trump for a comment he made [about a] judge's decision on asylum," Grassley said in a tweet on Wednesday. "I don't recall the Chief attacking Obama when that Prez rebuked Alito during a State of the Union." Grassley, the Judiciary Committee Chairman, appeared to be referencing a State of the...
  • Grassley Steps Down from Judiciary Committee...Paving Way for Lindsey Graham?

    11/16/2018 12:40:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is stepping down as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and stepping up to lead the Senate Finance Committee. Now: @ChuckGrassley announces he will opt to serve as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee next Congress, meaning @LindseyGrahamSC would be in line for chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. pic.twitter.com/69FASxl2rz— Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) November 16, 2018 Grassley said he's switching committees to help steer the booming economy. “The economy is better than it’s been in years and there’s a sense of optimism about the future of our country that people haven’t felt in a long time...
  • Urban-rural divide: A tale of two voting Iowas

    11/13/2018 12:00:15 AM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | Nov 10, 2018 | Erin Murphy
    DES MOINES — The last time Iowa had a race for governor without an elected incumbent, the Democratic candidate won 62 counties and the blue counties dotted the map from river to river. In this week’s midterm elections, even though the Democratic candidate lost by just 3 points, only 11 counties were blue, and they were all in central or eastern Iowa. The divide between rural and urban voters in Iowa continues to sharpen. Democrats dominate in the state’s biggest cities, while Republicans own the rural areas. It's existed for more than a few election cycles, but the contrast has...