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  • White House Finds NO CORROBORATION of Sexual Misconduct Allegations AGAINST KAVANAUGH in FBI Report

    10/03/2018 9:41:13 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 169 replies
    WSJ ^ | Oct. 4, 2018 | Rebecca Ballhaus, Michael C. Bender, Kristina Peterson and Natalie Andrews
    WASHINGTON—The White House has found no corroboration of the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after examining interview reports from the FBI’s latest probe into the judge's background, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • FBI Probe Is Expected to Wrap Up Very Soon

    10/02/2018 1:16:32 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 60 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/02/2018 | WSJ Live Updates
    People familiar with the process said Tuesday that the FBI investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh could wrap up very soon, well ahead of the its end-of week deadline. GOP aides on the Hill and another person familiar with the process said they were expecting the bureau to conclude its report as soon as late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Agents had interviewed at least four key people as of Tuesday in its background investigation of Judge Kavanaugh. The White House had given the bureau until Friday to wrap up the probe. Senators would then be shown...
  • Lindsey Graham promises 'full scale' probe into Democrats' handling of Ford-Kavanaugh allegation

    09/30/2018 7:14:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 95 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    "The FBI will do a supplemental background investigation, then I'm going to call for an investigation of what happened in this committee. Who betrayed Dr. Ford's trust? Who in Feinstein's office recommended Katz as a lawyer? Why did Ms. Ford not know that the committee was willing to go to California?" Graham continued, referring to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Debra Katz, one of Ford's attorneys who has been involved in Democratic politics in the past.
  • Exclusive — Sen. Bill Cassidy: FBI Probe Must Investigate Dems’ Collusion to Smear Kavanaugh

    09/28/2018 8:22:54 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2018 | Sen. Bill Cassady
    Just like their other tactics throughout this confirmation process, Senate Democrats’ demands for an FBI investigation have never been about getting the facts or finding the truth. If they were, they would have alerted law enforcement months ago, as soon as they learned of the claims. Instead, they waited until the last minute to leak them in order to delay the vote. That is why any FBI investigation of the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh should include potential coordination between the Democrat operatives and lawyers that assisted in bringing them forth. What Senate Democrats really want is more time to...
  • Democrats accused of trying to bury Ellison abuse allegations with sluggish probe

    09/21/2018 3:41:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/21/18 | Valerie Richardson
    Democrats taking to the airwaves to denounce Judge Brett Kavanaugh have been considerably less focused on their own abuse investigation into Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison. The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party said a month ago it would investigate after a former girlfriend accused Mr. Ellison of emotional and physical abuse, but since then the party has said nothing as the probe fades largely from view. That’s undoubtedly by design, said Larry Jacobs, professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, who characterized the investigation as an exercise in damage control aimed at providing the party with political...
  • Japanese Probe Deploys Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu

    09/21/2018 6:22:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Space.com ^ | September 21, 2018 01:30am ET | Mike Wall,
    Japan's Hayabusa2 probe, which has been circling the 3,000-foot-wide (900 meters) asteroid Ryugu since late June, deployed two little "rovers" called MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B at 12:05 a.m. EDT (0405 GMT) today (Sept. 21). The event occurred when the mother ship was about 180 feet (55 meters) above Ryugu's pockmarked, boulder-strewn surface, mission team members said. "The separation of MINERVA-II1 has been confirmed! The state of the spacecraft is normal," JAXA officials announced via Twitter just after the rovers deployed. That confirmation came after an apparently tense descent for Hayabusa2 flight controllers. "In the control room, you can hear the sound...
  • EX-NSA DIRECTOR DISPUTES REPORT THAT TRUMP ASKED HIM TO PUSH BACK ON COLLUSION PROBE

    09/12/2018 8:38:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2018 | chuck ross
    Former National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers on Tuesday disputed a report published in May 2017 alleging that President Donald Trump asked him to push back against the FBI’s collusion investigation. “I’ve never had a discussion with collusion with the president of the United States,” Rogers said at an event held at George Mason University, according to CBS News. “I’ve never been directed to do anything, coerced — any time I had a discussion I felt I was able to say, ‘Hey, here’s my view on that.'” (RELATED: Director Of National Intelligence Says He Can’t Comment On Report That Trump...
  • Here Are The Questions Bruce Ohr Needs To Answer In His Testimony Before Congress

    08/27/2018 1:45:35 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 27, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    Bruce Ohr is scheduled to testify Tuesday behind a closed-door session of the House Oversight Committee. Earlier this month, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes outed Ohr as an overlooked, but important, figure in the Obama administration’s targeting of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Recent revelations confirm Nunes’ characterization of Ohr: In his former position as the associate deputy attorney general under then-deputy attorney general Sally Yates, Ohr began feeding the FBI information from Christopher Steele, the former British spy who put together the unverified Trump dossier. Steele continued providing information to the FBI through Ohr, after the FBI had officially cut him...
  • David Bossie: Bruce Ohr and his Wife Instrumental in Russia Probe

    08/22/2018 2:28:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/21/18 | Jeffrey Rodack
    **SNIP** "Bruce Ohr is instrumental and wife Nelly Ohr are instrumental in the investigation and what we need to find out whether through closed-door testimony next week through Congress or in an open hearing later, the American people deserve to know what Bruce Ohr was doing." He questioned whether anyone from the Democratic National Committee, the Hillary Clinton campaign or the Obama administration recommended Ohr’s wife go to work for Fusion. "Why didn't Bruce Ohr disclose his wife's work on his financial disclosure form?" he said. "Why didn't he say she worked at Fusion? Why didn’t he talk about her...
  • White House counsel has spent 30 hours sharing details for Mueller probe:

    08/18/2018 2:54:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/2018 | TAL AXELROD
    White House counsel Donald McGahn has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in his probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to an explosive New York Times report published Saturday. McGahn has reportedly discussed accounts of multiple episodes at the center of Mueller's probe into whether President Trump obstructed justice. Sources told the Times that McGahn has had three voluntary interviews with Mueller's team totaling 30 hours. Among the episodes McGahn reportedly discussed with investigators is Trump’s firing last year of former FBI Director James Comey and the president's repeated urging of Attorney General Jeff...
  • Manafort judge deals blow to Mueller probe

    07/25/2018 11:43:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    nypost ^ | 07/23/2018 | Lia Eustachwich
    A federal judge in Virginia agreed Monday to grant immunity to five potential witnesses in Paul Manafort’s upcoming trial — but, in a blow to special counsel Robert Mueller, said their identities would be made public. Mueller’s team wanted the identities of their witnesses to remain confidential, saying in a filing last week that they haven’t been criminally charged and not naming them would avoid “undue harassment.” But Judge T.S. Ellis, a Ronald Reagan appointee, said they would be identified. He also ordered Mueller’s office to provide a list of about 30 witnesses to Manafort’s lawyers. President Trump’s ex-campaign chairman...
  • Nunes calls for House probe of 42 Obama-era anti-Trump activists

    07/08/2018 1:25:06 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, July 7, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    Rep. Devin Nunes is referring 42 Obama administration officials, FBI agents and outside political activists to a House task force for as investigation into how the Obama Justice Department targeted the Donald Trump campaign. If the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Judiciary Committee agree, their task force would conduct the most extensive probe to date on anti-Trump government operations in 2016. Mr. Nunes, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has sent letters to Oversight head Trey Gowdy of South Carolina and Judiciary’s Bob Goodlatte of Virginia. The California Republican is asking his fellow GOP legislators...
  • Unsealed documents detail tactics in Clinton email probe

    07/01/2018 6:02:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/18 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Court documents approved for release in the lead-up to a massive Justice Department watchdog report on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email account offer fodder for both critics and defenders of the bureau's work. The newly-unsealed court filings, obtained by POLITICO, may well serve as a Rorschach test about the Clinton email probe. They demonstrate that the FBI's investigation did not rely solely on the voluntary cooperation of those involved, since agents and prosecutors used a combination of search warrants and other court orders to gain evidence relevant to the probe. At the same time, the records do...
  • FBI agent Peter Strzok subpoenaed to testify by House Judiciary Committee

    06/23/2018 8:52:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Peter Strzok, the FBI agent facing criticism following a series of anti-Trump text messages, was subpoenaed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee next week, Fox News confirmed Friday. Even though Strzok was already willing to go before Congress, the committee issued the order because he wouldn’t confirm a specific date to appear. He’s now been subpoenaed to Capitol Hill on June 27 at 10 a.m. and his appearance will be closed, Fox News has learned. An attorney for the embattled FBI agent confirmed to The Washington Post on Sunday that Strzok wouldn’t plead the Fifth and was willing to...
  • London ‘bridges’ falling down: curious origins of FBI’s Trump-Russia probe

    06/01/2018 10:02:44 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/1/2018 | John Solomon
    The bridge to the Russia investigation wasn’t erected in Moscow during the summer of the 2016 election. It originated earlier, 1,700 miles away in London, where foreign figures contacted Trump campaign advisers and provided the FBI with hearsay allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, bureau documents and interviews of government insiders reveal. These contacts in spring 2016 — some from trusted intelligence sources, others from Hillary Clinton supporters — occurred well before FBI headquarters authorized an official counterintelligence investigation on July 31, 2016. The new timeline makes one wonder: Did the FBI follow its rules governing informants?
  • Bitcoin Plummets On Price Manipulation Investigation

    05/24/2018 7:13:03 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Safehaven.com ^ | 24-05-2018 | Kern
    Reports that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has launched a criminal probe into potential illegal manipulation of cryptocurrency prices has seen bitcoin lose 3 percent this morning, down to just over $7,300 in the early morning hours. The DoJ, as reported by Bloomberg, is investigating illegal tactics of traders, including the issuing of fake orders for cryptocurrencies, causing their prices to go up and down artificially. In cooperation with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the DoJ is specifically probing what is commonly known in the trading world as “spoofing” and “washing”.
  • Blowback! – Trump to Provide Records on Obama-era Gun-Smuggling Probe

    05/21/2018 7:00:13 AM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) questions Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious. December 8, 2011. The only people who don’t want to tell Americans or the WORLD the TRUTH, are people with something to hide. How does an investigation that exposes corruption at the highest levels not go be prosecuted? THE FOXES OWN THE HEN HOUSE! Eric Holder got fired, but was hired right away. Crime does pay…until now!
  • DOJ inspector general completes long-awaited review of Hillary Clinton probe

    05/17/2018 9:34:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz says he has finished his long-awaited report detailing his review of the FBI and DOJ’s Hillary Clinton investigation during the 2016 presidential election. In a letter to members of Congress on Wednesday, Horowitz does not say when the review will be officially released to the FBI, DOJ and congressional committees. But the inspector general said he has provided a draft report to the Department and the FBI, and requested that they review it to identify any information that should be protected from disclosure. A portion of the report on McCabe had already been released...
  • Goodlatte: Allegations of Political Pressure to Shutter Clinton .. Probe Must Be Investigated <tr>

    Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today called for an investigation into allegations that the Obama Justice Department pressured the FBI to shut down its Clinton Foundation probe during the 2016 presidential election. A recent report issued by the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General contained disturbing information that the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, who is the top staff person in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General and advises on all major investigations and policy matters, called former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to express displeasure that FBI agents were pursuing a...
  • Sessions Declines to Recuse Himself From Probe Into Trump Lawyer

    04/24/2018 11:42:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 24/4/18 | Chris Strohm
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided against recusing himself from the investigation into President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, but will consider stepping back from specific questions tied to the probe, according to a person familiar with the matter. By contrast, Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that’s now led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a decision that angered Trump and left Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in charge of the inquiry. More from Bloomberg.com: Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights Sessions, who was a top adviser to Trump’s presidential...