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  • Schiff floats subpoena for Putin meeting translator, as Dem majority ramps up Trump probes

    01/14/2019 7:24:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    Newly minted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff hinted over the weekend that he could subpoena notes or testimony from the interpreter in several meetings between President Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin, a move that would dramatically escalate majority Democrats' investigations into the Trump administration. The chamber's newly empowered Democratic committee chairmen already are probing a range of Trump controversies, including calling a hearing with ex-fixer Michael Cohen who has detailed Trump's alleged role in making hush-money payments to mistresses. But a move to obtain interpreter details from Putin meetings would trigger a major confrontation between the executive and legislative...
  • Stormy Daniels, Avenatti to attend Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony

    01/11/2019 11:29:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 11, 2019 | By Joe Tacopino
    Michael Avenatti will attend the congressional testimony by President Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen along with porn actress and alleged Trump mistress Stormy Daniels. Avenatti said on Twitter that Daniels was the original spark to Cohen’s legal troubles and the two will be in attendance when he appears before the House Oversight Committee next month. “I am pleased to announce that @StormyDaniels and I will attend the congressional hearing when Cohen testifies. Which is only appropriate seeing as it would have never happened but for @StormyDaniels,” Avenatti wrote.
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • Cohen to testify publicly before Congress

    01/10/2019 3:10:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/10/19 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has agreed to voluntarily testify before the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee next month, the Democratic chairman of the panel announced Thursday. “I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Committee voluntarily,” Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said in a statement. “I want to make clear that we have no interest in inappropriately interfering with any ongoing criminal investigations, and to that end, we are in the process of consulting with Special Counsel Mueller’s office. The Committee will announce additional information in the coming weeks.” The announcement of the hearing...
  • FBI SOURCES: Preet Bharara’s Gang Charged Natalia To Keep Her From Testifying; Her Story...

    01/08/2019 3:32:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Published 1 hour ago on Jan 8, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    Natalia Veselnitskaya was charged with obstruction of justice Tuesday to prevent her from coming back to the United States to testify in the Robert Mueller-related cases because her statements have already contradicted Mueller’s narrative, according to high-level FBI sources. Veselnitskaya, who is now in Russia, was charged for making a “misleading declaration” in a civil money-laundering case. Veselnitskaya’s indictment was filed in federal court in Manhattan and unsealed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, formerly led by anti-Trump activist Preet Bharara and still dominated by his underlings. Now Veselnitskaya can’t return to the United...
  • Michael Cohen’s Cell Phone In Prague Story Has Huge Holes

    12/29/2018 4:44:51 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 16 replies
    The Lid ^ | 12/28/2018
    McClatchy reported on Thursday that unidentified sources (“people with knowledge of the matter”) say there is evidence placing Michael Cohen’s cell phone in or near Prague in “late summer” 2016. The story must be scrutinized because it has some significant holes. ... This must be read carefully and not overinterpreted. Advocates for the Steele dossier assuredly want it to be overinterpreted. But what is actually being said here doesn’t tell us anything definitive. First, to cut to the chase, the case I made in April 2018 applies here. This information cannot be from the source you immediately imagine — i.e.,...
  • The Fake News Media Doesn’t Even Put Up A Pretense Anymore

    12/30/2018 6:24:53 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 23 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) All fake news, all the time. – If you still do not believe that our national media establishment is 100% in the pocket of the Democrat Party and coordinates messaging with that political party on a daily basis, consider the following story. We are now in Day 9 of a partial “government shutdown” that exists over the issue of illegal immigration. Early this week, in the midst of this “government shutdown,” a California law enforcement officer was murdered by an illegal alien who he was attempting to arrest for what would have...
  • Even Joy Reid Skeptical of McClatchy Report on Michael Cohen's Cell Phone Near Prague

    12/28/2018 2:36:00 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 28, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    For the past couple of years, Trump-Russia collusion has been the holy grail for liberals desperate to find a way to remove President Donald Trump from office. Unfortunately for them, any actual proof of such collusion has yet to emerge. What gave them hope that finally, FINALLY proof had been produced demonstrating Trump-Russia collusion came in the form of a Thursday piece from McClatchy correspondents Peter Stone and Greg Gordon that signaled from Michael Cohen's cell phone had been detected near Prague in the summer of 2016 despite a denial by him.This report gave great joy to liberals who have...
  • Cell signal puts Cohen outside Prague around time of purported Russian meeting

    12/27/2018 10:44:17 AM PST · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    McClatchy ^ | December 27, 2018 | PETER STONE AND GREG GORDON
    INVESTIGATIONS Cell signal puts Cohen outside Prague around time of purported Russian meeting BY PETER STONE AND GREG GORDON DECEMBER 27, 2018 10:36 AM, UPDATED 15 MINUTES AGO Play Video Duration 4:52 WASHINGTON A mobile phone traced to President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen briefly sent signals ricocheting off cell towers in the Prague area in late summer 2016, at the height of the presidential campaign, leaving an electronic record to support claims that Cohen met secretly there with Russian officials, four people with knowledge of the matter say. During the same period of late August or...
  • The Next Crucial Step: President Trump’s Declassifying It All

    12/23/2018 1:46:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 23, 2018 Updated: December 23, 2018 | Brian Cates
    Ever since former Attorney General Jeff Sessions voluntarily recused himself from having oversight of any of the 2016 election-related investigations at the Department of Justice—including the Mueller special counsel—those investigations have been under the authority of his chief lieutenant, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. But now a major shift has just happened at the DOJ. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will now take over command of these investigations from Rosenstein. Whitaker will not recuse himself, meaning the oversight of the Mueller probe and all the other 2016-related investigations can now pass from Rosenstein to Whitaker. Many Trump supporters are understandably...
  • BuzzFeed wins defamation suit over dossier publication

    12/21/2018 10:39:49 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/19/2018 | Katelyn Polantz,
    ---snip--- "When we published the Steele Dossier in 2017, we were met with outrage from many corners -- a major news anchor and President Trump both deemed it 'fake news'; and several Russian businessmen, plus Michael Cohen, sued for defamation," Smith said. "As we have said from the start, a document that had been circulating at the highest levels of government, under active investigation by the FBI, and briefed to two successive presidents, is clearly the subject of 'official action.' Moreover, its publication has contributed to the the American people's understanding of what is happening in their country and their...
  • CNN Analyst on Trump Calling Cohen 'Rat': 'People Murdered' for That

    12/17/2018 7:32:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's become common in the liberal media to accuse President Trump of sounding like a "mob boss." But CNN legal analyst Elie Honig took things an ugly step further on New Day this morning. Speaking of President Trump's tweet in which he referred to Michael Cohen as a "rat," Honig said:"People get killed because of that . . . People have been murdered because someone said, that guy's a rat."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Trump: Cohen only became a ‘rat’ after FBI 'broke into' office

    12/16/2018 10:28:02 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/18 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Sunday blamed the FBI's search of the office of his former attorney, Michael Cohen, for causing his longtime associate to turn against him. "Remember, Michael Cohen only became a 'Rat' after the FBI did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started. They BROKE INTO AN ATTORNEY’S OFFICE!" Trump wrote on Twitter. The president questioned why the FBI did not "break into" the offices of the Democratic National Committee or his 2016 campaign opponent, Hillary Clinton. The FBI in April raided Cohen's home, office and hotel room, seizing troves of...
  • Breaking Down the Rat’s ABC Interview and Trump’s Deal with Pecker

    12/14/2018 3:37:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | December 14, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: “Donald Trump was the third person in the room in August 2015 when his lawyer Michael Cohen and … Pecker discussed ways Pecker could help counter negative stories about Trump’s relationships with women…” Trump’s relationships with women? “It’s impeachable, Mr. Limbaugh! It’s criminal. We’re on the verge…” It is? “According to documents supplied by the SDNY, Trump and Cohen had a meeting one year before,” not 2015. It was August of 2014 they met “to discuss this arrangement.” Again, the memorandum from the Southern District of New York says, “In August 2014, Chairman [Pecker] had met with Cohen and...
  • Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Didn’t Violate Campaign Finance Laws, and Neither Did the President

    12/15/2018 10:29:52 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/11/18 | Hans von Spakovsky
    President Donald Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, may have been convinced by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York to plead guilty to a supposed violation of campaign finance law, but that doesn’t mean that what happened is actually a federal crime. In fact, neither the Federal Election Commission—which is the independent agency tasked with enforcing the Federal Election Campaign Act—nor its former commissioners would likely agree with the overaggressive view that the Southern District is taking. Indeed, the Southern District’s aggressive stance on this issue might have violated the Justice Department’s own policy....
  • 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.
  • Levin on Judge Napolitano: one of the most asinine & misleading “legal” diatribes ever

    12/13/2018 5:56:48 PM PST · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | December 13, 2018 | Mark Levin
    Mediate is very excited about this, as it’s writers are about so much Trump hate out there. Of course, the problem is that this has to be one of the most asinine & misleading “legal” diatribes ever. Indeed, in every respect.— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) December 13, 2018
  • PDJT In First Interview On Sentencing Of Michael Cohen

    12/13/2018 12:38:47 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-13-18 | Harris Faulkner
    It's about 9 minutes; Speaking to Faulkner, the president also addressed John Kelly’s departure as White House chief of staff, and his search for a replacement. “I want somebody that's strong but I want somebody that thinks like I do,” he said. “It's my vision. It is my vision. After all, at the same time, I'm open to ideas.” Asked what he loves about being president, Trump said, “I love getting things done for the people” but acknowledged it’s “a nasty job because I get hit so hard, so unfairly by so many.”
  • We Are Where I Warned You We Would Be

    12/14/2018 2:49:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush ^ | December 14, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And here we are, right here in the EIB Network, Rush Limbaugh, the nation turns wary and concerned eyes to this program for answers and reassurance. And I say that because I’m getting emails from people: Rush, it all seems like it’s falling apart. What can you tell us? JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it’s Open Line Friday! RUSH: What I can tell you is — and I’m gonna go back and do it — that I predicted all this. And I’m not making this about me. Don’t misunderstand. I know a lot of hosts try...
  • Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation for misuse of funds, pay to play: report

    12/14/2018 11:00:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 13, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark
    The investigation began in part after federal agents seized materials from the president's former personal attorney Michael Cohen. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee is under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan for pay to play and misspending some of the $107 million it raised from donations, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The probe was launched by the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan, the paper said, citing people familiar with the investigation. The investigation, which is reportedly in its early stages, is looking into whether some of the committee's top donors gave money to gain access to the...