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  • Did the Deep State Destroy Pentagon’s Lovinger Over Discovery of Shady Stefan Halper-DoD Contracts?

    08/30/2018 12:57:56 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 1 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-08-30 | Ben Weingarten
    For this week's Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, I had Sean Bigley, a national security attorney who prosecutes intelligence community whistleblower retaliation cases on to discuss the stunning and chilling demise of his client Adam Lovinger. Lovinger, a highly regarded Pentagon analyst, has found his career ruined, allegedly due to whistleblower retaliation -- first losing a prominent position in the Trump NSC, then his security clearance and finally being suspended without pay altogether while trying to litigate four separate cases against the officials who targeted him. The various probes and allegedly baseless allegations raised against Lovinger come from Obama...
  • White House apparently had a full-blown conspiracy theory of murky origin about Obama officials

    08/24/2018 1:25:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Week ^ | August 24, 2018 | Peter Weber
    In the early days of the Trump administration, a memo of uncertain origin circulated at the highest levels of the White House laying out a conspiracy theory about "coordinated attacks" on President Trump's foreign policy agenda from a group of former Obama administration officials, according to a memo obtained by The New Yorker's Adam Entous and Ronan Farrow. The memo, which "reads like a U.S. military-intelligence officer's analysis of a foreign-insurgent network," they wrote, posited that "the communications infrastructure ... used to sell ObamaCare and the Iran Deal to the public ('Echo Chamber') has been shifted from the White House...
  • Obama Admin Holdovers Perpetrating Greatest Political Scandal In American History

    08/12/2018 4:03:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/12/18 | Dr. Sam Clovis
    Holding Office From 'The Swamp' In today’s toxic environment found inside “the swamp,” I am often reminded of the old saw about evil flourishing when good people do nothing. I consider this a truism, an absolute, a defined value that is not zero. Unfortunately, I have had the opportunity to see this phenomenon up close and personal. As the Mueller investigation trundles along with the narrative unraveling at a shocking pace, one would think that sooner or later, the Congress would get fed up and would call a halt to this travesty. This investigation has cost the American people millions...
  • Maple, honey producers not sweet on added sugars label

    05/03/2018 7:13:43 AM PDT · by Michamilton · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2018 | Lisa Rathke
    EAST MONTPELIER – Producers of pure maple syrup and honey aren’t sweet on a plan to label their pure natural products as containing added sugars. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be requiring updated nutrition labels for products that are expected to say that pure maple syrup and honey contain added sugars, which the producers and officials say is misleading and confusing and could hurt their industries. "There are no added sugars. Maple is a pure product," said U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont, the top maple producing state in the country.
  • Good Riddance to Disloyal Mr. McMaster

    03/24/2018 6:24:37 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The departure of national security adviser H.R. McMaster and his replacement by former U.N. ambassador John Bolton are both significant and welcome. Bolton will be a team player on Team Trump and not someone with his own agenda who seeks the advice and counsel of those trying to undermine the Trump administration. Leaks such as the one of the memo warning President Trump not to congratulate Vladimir Putin on Putin's re-election will undoubtedly stop, as McMaster and his staff were viewed as the source for many of them.
  • Bolton to Clean House At NSC … Obama’s People Should “Start Packing Their Sh**”

    03/29/2018 6:58:01 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 42 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | March 28, 2018 | Ben Marquis
    President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he had chosen former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton to succeed U.S. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as head of the National Security Council and chief foreign policy adviser. To say that Bolton’s tough conservative outlook toward our nation’s enemies does not sit well with the left is an understatement, and it didn’t take long before rumors began to circulate that Bolton plans to “purge” the NSC once he takes command in April, Breitbart reported Wednesday. Those rumors largely stemmed from an article in Foreign Policy that claimed Bolton is expected to...
  • OLD but germaine: Rumblings: POTUS TRUMP “Furious” With McMaster For Firing NSC Official

    03/27/2018 4:44:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/8/17 | Joshua Caplan
    An ongoing staffing purge being conducted by White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has thrown the West Wing into chaos, according to more than half a dozen Trump administration insiders who told the Washington Free Beacon that McMaster has been targeting long-time Trump loyalists who were clashing with career government staffers and holdovers from the Obama administration. The purge is part of a larger drama unfolding inside the administration, between veteran Trump staffers committed to the president’s campaign vision of “draining the swamp”‘ in Washington and entrenched bureaucracies seeking to maintain control over policy decision-making, according to these sources,...
  • The Federal Reserve May Secretly Want to Sink the Record-Breaking Stock Market

    02/05/2018 7:33:21 PM PST · by familyop · 83 replies
    TheStreet ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | Scott Gamm
    A big Federal Reserve meeting is coming up. Here is one thing that could happen if the Fed gets too aggressive. Despite its independence, the Federal Reserve may quietly want a bear market that takes down a president that loves tweeting about the stock market. Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, told TheStreet the "[Janet] Yellen put" in the markets could expire under President Trump. "I don't know if the Fed has much love for Trump," he said, adding that the Fed had the markets' back during the Obama Administration. "Maybe the Fed would be happy to see a...
  • Facing Republican Attacks, FBI’s Deputy Director Plans to Retire Early Next Year (McCabe)

    12/23/2017 11:26:23 AM PST · by kristinn · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, December 23, 2017 | Devlin Barrett and Karoun Demirjian
    Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s deputy director who has been the target of Republican critics for more than a year, plans to retire in a few months when he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits, according to people familiar with the matter. McCabe spent hours in Congress this past week, facing questions behind closed doors from members of three committees. Republicans said they were dissatisfied with his answers; Democrats called it a partisan hounding. McCabe, 49, holds a unique position in the political firestorm surrounding the FBI. He was former director James B. Comey’s right-hand man, a position that involved him...
  • Now the Deep State Has a Name–the Federal Bureau of Investigation

    12/21/2017 3:26:14 PM PST · by Signalman · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/6/2017 | Dick Morris; Eileen McGann
    Don’t fall for former FBI Director James Comey’s latest tweet claiming that “the FBI is and always will be independent.” In fact, recent reports suggest the FBI now serves as the command center of the Deep State, aptly housed in the J. Edgar Hoover Building. Working hand in hand with the special counsel’s office, the FBI/Deep State is in high gear. Through constant leaks of confidential or embarrassing materials, unmasking classified information about Trump associates, stonewalling Congressional requests for testimony and information about FBI conduct, selective prosecutions, and the coordination and hiring of high-level and deeply-biased partisans, the Deep State...
  • REPORT: WHITE HOUSE TRYING TO SNEAK LGBT ACTIVIST THROUGH COMMITTEE

    12/21/2017 8:44:21 AM PST · by HKMk23 · 63 replies
    POWERLINE ^ | DECEMBER 12, 2017 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    It’s obvious what’s going on. Team Trump has nominated a leading LGBT activist whose views are antithetical to those of most social conservatives and is trying to smuggle her across the finish line before the Christmas recess — and, above all, before members of Trump’s base catch on.
  • Rep. Jim Jordan says the FBI plotted to keep Donald Trump from becoming president

    12/19/2017 6:17:49 PM PST · by Innovative · 69 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2017 | Sabrina Eaton
    Now, Champaign County GOP Rep. Jim Jordan claims the FBI was actually plotting to prevent Trump from becoming president. He told Fox News the House Judiciary Committee is preparing to subpoena several FBI and Justice Department officials he believes may have been attempting to discredit Trump. "I think they were putting together a plan to keep Donald Trump from becoming the next president of the United States," Jordan said in a televised interview. Jordan said the committee is preparing subpoenas for Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, who had ties to an opposition research firm that produced a controversial research dossier...
  • Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI

    12/06/2017 9:42:30 AM PST · by detective · 28 replies
    Front Page ^ | December 6, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    There's always conflicting recollections of facts,” FBI Director Comey said. It was a year ago and Comey was explaining why Hillary’s close aide, Cheryl Mills, not only received an immunity agreement in exchange for turning over her laptop, but a pass on lying to the FBI. The FBI Director claimed that Mills had to receive immunity because the laptop might be protected by attorney-client privilege. Mills, like Hillary Clinton, had worked as a lawyer. But they were both government officials working for the State Department. Hillary wasn’t Mills’ client. The government was. 
  • TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WEIGHING PLANS FOR PRIVATE SPIES TO COUNTER “DEEP STATE” ENEMIES

    12/05/2017 1:26:53 PM PST · by shove_it · 71 replies
    TheIntercepy ^ | 4 Dec 2017
    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald...
  • Sean Hannity And Steve Bannon Fear Deep State Will Arrest Them For Supporting President Trump

    12/05/2017 1:50:41 PM PST · by drewh · 71 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | December 5, 2017 10:33 am | By Jared Holt |
    Fox News personality and radio host Sean Hannity told former White House strategist and Breitbart executive Steve Bannon that he thought that both of them “may end up in jail” for defending President Trump against a supposed “deep state” impeachment efforts. Last night Bannon hosted a special edition of “Breitbart News Tonight.” Hannity joined Bannon and Fox News political analyst Pat Goodell. It wasn’t long before the panel began to speculate about a secret plan orchestrated by “deep state” officials to remove Trump from the White House. “I think they’re coming after Trump because they understand they have to destroy...
  • Weekly Update: Deep State Russia Meddling Cover-Up

    12/02/2017 9:52:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 2, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    We Sue Office of Director of National Intelligence over Failure to Produce Legally Mandated Report on Russia’s Election Meddling Obama Vacations, Campaigning Cost Taxpayers New Total Over $114 Million New FBI Records Show FBI Leadership’s Conflicts of Interest on Clinton Email Investigation We Sue Office of Director of National Intelligence over Failure to Produce Legally Mandated Report on Russia’s Election Meddling We’re a year into the Trump Administration, and we’re still trying to get a grip on why the agencies that report to him continue to slow walk the release of information the public rightfully should have. The latest...
  • The President tweets about the Deep State

    11/29/2017 5:19:14 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/29/2017 | DJT
    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Following Following @realDonaldTrump More The House of Representatives seeks contempt citations(?) against the JusticeDepartment and the FBI for withholding key documents and an FBI witness which could shed light on surveillance of associates of Donald Trump. Big stuff. Deep State. Give this information NOW! @FoxNews 5:03 PM - 29 Nov 2017
  • CFPB deputy director sues Trump to block Mulvaney as interim leader

    11/26/2017 7:40:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/2017 | Sylvan Lane
    Replay Mute Loaded: 0%Progress: 0% -0:00 Share Fullscreen The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Sunday night sued President Trump in order to block Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney from taking over as acting director of the agency. Leandra English, who was tapped by former Director Richard Cordray to be the acting director, filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against Trump and Mulvaney, whom the president nominated to be CFPB's interim leader. The office of the CFPB’s head council is expected to challenge her suit,...
  • ICE agents rebel, say Trump ‘betrayed’ them by retaining Obama’s people

    11/15/2017 11:32:43 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The country’s immigration enforcement officers launched a website Tuesday demanding that President Trump do more to clean up their agency, saying he has left the Obama team in place and it’s stymying his goal of enforcing laws on the books. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement supervisors in Philadelphia banned officers from wearing bulletproof vests during an operation in the dangerous “badlands” section in the city’s north for fear of offending the immigrant community. Meanwhile, officers in one Utah city are required to give city officials seven days’ heads-up before arresting anyone — and by the time they go to make...
  • Why Trump Must Fire Obama Holdover Cordray

    09/28/2017 12:53:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 27, 2017 | John Berlau
    In the private sector and during his short time as president, Donald J. Trump has never been shy about firing subordinates. Yet some powerful Obama holdovers seem to have a puzzling staying power. The recent decision of the Justice Department not to prosecute Lois Lerner for her alleged role in the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative non-profits brought criticism and also highlighted the fact that Obama’s appointee John Koskinen is still at the IRS’s helm. Even more frustrating is that Trump has yet to fire Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray, despite Cordray’s actions that go directly against...