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  • Barr asks US attorney to further investigate 'unmasking' in 2016

    05/27/2020 10:28:14 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 27 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    Attorney General William Barr has asked a U.S. attorney to look into the practice of “unmasking” before and after the 2016 presidential election, a spokesperson for the Justice Department said Wednesday on Fox News’s “Hannity.” Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec said Barr has asked U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas John Bash to review the “unmasking.” "Unmasking inherently isn't wrong, but certainly, the frequency, the motivation and the reasoning behind unmasking can be problematic, and when you're looking at unmasking as part of a broader investigation – like John Durham's investigation – looking specifically at who was unmasking...
  • AG Bill Barr Calls The Action of SCO Robert Mueller and DOJ Rod Rosenstein “Abhorrent” and “A Grave Injustice”…

    05/25/2020 9:43:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 43 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 5/25/2020 | SUNDANCE
    For well over a year we’ve been saying AG Bill Barr’s biggest challenge is not investigating the soft-coup but rather managing through what We The People are already aware of. With that in mind; and with congress moving to put former DAG Rod Rosenstein and former Special Counsel Robert Mueller under a microscope; it is interesting to note AG Bill Barr recently conceding his two friends were corrupt. WATCH: [Transcript] …”Now what happened to the president – and I’ve said this many times – what happened to the president in the 2016 election; and throughout the first two years of...
  • Man Who Filmed Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Charged With Murder William Bryan Jr.’s lawyer says he was just a witness

    05/21/2020 8:34:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 89 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 21, 2020 7:53 pm ET | Arian Campo-Flores
    Kevin Gough, a lawyer for Mr. Bryan, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. In an interview last week, he said Mr. Bryan “had no role or involvement in that shooting. He has committed no crime. He is a witness.” Mr. Arbery’s family and civil-rights activists have pressed for weeks for authorities to charge Mr. Bryan, arguing he wasn’t simply a witness but was involved in the young man’s killing. In an April letter to the Glynn County Police Department, George Barnhill, the district attorney in Waycross who oversaw the case for a period before recusing himself, wrote that...
  • Appeals court orders Michael Flynn judge to respond to demand for dismissal of case against ex-Trump advisor

    05/21/2020 2:06:17 PM PDT · by gwjack · 121 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 5/21/2020 | Kevin Breuninger and Dan Mangan
    A federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the judge handling the criminal case of President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, to respond to a request by Flynn’s lawyers to dismiss the case. The order came two days after Flynn’s lawyers asked the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to drop the case and assign any future court proceedings to another judge. The Department of Justice two weeks earlier made the surprise move to abandon its own prosecution of Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with then-Russian...
  • AP source: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to be released from prison

    05/20/2020 5:22:33 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 14 replies
    AP NEWS ^ | 20 May 2020 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison Thursday and is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at home, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Cohen has been serving a federal prison sentence at FCI Otisville in New York after pleading guilty to numerous charges, including campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress. He will be released on furlough with the expectation that he will transition to home confinement to serve the remainder of his sentence at home, the person said. Cohen, 53,...
  • Democrats tell Supreme Court they need Mueller grand jury material to consider new articles of impeachment

    05/18/2020 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 18, 2020 04:07 PM Print this article | by Jerry Dunleavy
    The Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee told the Supreme Court it needs the grand jury materials redacted in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to decide whether to impeach Trump over his alleged obstruction of the Russia investigation. Douglas Letter, the Democratic committee's top lawyer, filed a 33-page motion on Monday opposing a Justice Department effort that seeks to have the nation's highest court block the release of the documents. Democrats insist they need the information quickly because the House Judiciary Committee’s “impeachment investigation related to obstruction of justice pertaining to the Russia investigation is ongoing.” “The Mueller Report grand-jury material remains...
  • Names finally named: Watch Gowdy identify reporters who 'peddled' misleading Schiff leaks Ex-congressman scorches so-called 'journalists' from CNN, Politico, N.Y. Times

    05/11/2020 7:11:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/10/2020 | WND staff
    Former Rep. Trey Gowdy accused reporters from CNN, Politico and The New York Times on Sunday of helping House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff “peddle” the now-debunked conspiracy theory of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. Gowdy was asked in an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” to identify reporters he believed took leaks from Schiff for stories related to the Intelligence panel’s Russia investigation. “Well, I hope you have a three hour show,” Gowdy quipped.
  • Mueller's investigation of Trump has consumed Barr since Day One

    05/08/2020 10:28:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | May 8, 2020 | by Pete Williams
    WASHINGTON -- To his critics, Attorney General William Barr is doing all he can to undercut the conclusions of the Mueller investigation to please the White House. To his supporters, he is scrutinizing the probe of a presidential candidate that even the Justice Department's inspector general said was flawed. Those fault lines were in sharp relief after Barr directed federal prosecutors to abandon their prosecution of Michael Flynn, who served briefly as national security adviser in the early days of the Trump administration. Barr's decision to abandon the Flynn case renewed criticism that he was doing the president's bidding. He...
  • Attorney General Barr says what Michael Flynn did "was not a crime"

    05/08/2020 5:57:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 8, 2020 | by Catherine Herridge
    In an exclusive interview with CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge, Barr dismissed the notion from critics that he is doing the bidding of Mr. Trump. Catherine Herridge: The last thing most Americans remember about General Flynn is that he was fired. And that he admitted lying to the FBI. Does the fact remain that he lied? Attorney General William Barr: Well, you know, people sometimes plead to things that turn out not to be crimes. ... And the Department of Justice is not persuaded that this was material to any legitimate counterintelligence investigation. So it was not a...
  • Hollywood's Heroic Comey Story Collapses

    05/08/2020 5:53:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2020 | Tim Graham
    If the "first rough draft of history" in the news media sounds dubious, the second draft made by Hollywood will almost certainly be worse. I'm not talking about documentaries, which can be judged as journalism. I'm talking about movies and TV shows, which will inevitably be pressed to dramatize things so they are evermore loosely "based on real events." CBS has been preparing a miniseries based on former FBI Director James Comey's memoir, pompously titled "A Higher Loyalty." In the memoir, he lectured, "Ethical leaders choose a higher loyalty to those core values over their own personal gain." But the...
  • Gregg Jarrett: New evidence on Michael Flynn — drop all charges and let him sue his persecutors

    04/27/2020 5:13:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 27, 2020 | Gregg Jarrett
    Michael Flynn is the victim of one of the worst miscarriages of justice in modern times — an innocent man who was unfairly targeted by the FBI, wrongfully prosecuted by special counsel Robert Mueller, and coerced into a guilty plea under threat. New court documents finally handed over to Flynn’s lawyer contain exculpatory evidence that has been long sought, yet concealed until now. The charge against him should be dismissed. Then, he should sue the very people and government that persecuted him under the pretext of a legitimate prosecution. The unvarnished truth is that the retired Army lieutenant general and...
  • Supreme Court orders more arguments in case over Trump's financial records

    04/27/2020 8:23:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 27 2020 | Harper Neidig
    The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Trump administration and the House to further brief justices on whether the case over the president's financial records can be decided by the courts. The move comes two weeks before the justices will hear oral arguments over a set of subpoenas that House Democrats have issued to President Trump's banks and accountants. The request indicates that at least some of the justices may believe that the judiciary is not fit to resolve the dispute. "The parties and the Solicitor General are directed to file supplemental letter briefs addressing whether the political question doctrine...
  • HERE WE GO AGAIN: House Democrats Vote To Create Committee For New ‘Witch Hunt’ Into Trump's response to the Coronavirus pandemic

    04/24/2020 8:32:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/24/2020 | Eric A. Blair
    House Democrats have voted to begin yet another witch hunt. In a strictly partisan vote, 212-182, the House voted on Thursday to create a select committee to oversee the federal response to the coronavirus crisis — and examine President Trump’s response. The panel will be led by House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) — a longtime Trump hater who has also endorsed Joe Biden. It will be comprised of seven Democrats and five Republicans — which means every vote will be 7-5 in favor of the Democrats. The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis within the House Oversight and Reform...
  • Trump: Democrats using Virus like a “Witch Hunt” – Video

    04/18/2020 4:19:09 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 18, 2020 | Brian
    Speaking at his daily Coronavirus Press Briefing, President Trump slammed some Democrat Governors and members of Congress for trying to use the Coronavirus Crisis as a “Witch Hunt” – like they did the “Russia Witch Hunt,” that turned out to be a total phony. He’s right. It’s disgusting how the Democrats are trying to use this virus as a tool to destroy Trump’s Presidency. It’s all about politics for them. President Trump has done a truly outstanding job dealing with this unprecedented crisis. . . .
  • Republican senator Kelly Loeffler admits to millions MORE in stock sales after coronavirus briefing including ditching shares in retailers and buying into company that makes protective equipment as Justice Department launches Senate probe

    04/01/2020 9:41:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 1, 2020 | Geoff Earle
    Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler traded millions in stocks in the days after a closed Senate briefing on the coronavirus – and dumped holdings in retail stores that have been battered by the pandemic. The wealthy Loeffler, who was appointed to her seat and is married to the president of the New York Stock Exchange, sold $18.7 million in International Stock Exchange, according to information her office shared with the Atlanta Journal Constitution. That is the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange. The trades came Feb. 26 and March 11, as the virus spread but the broader public...
  • DNC Responds To Carter Page Lawsuit, Claiming Steele Dossier Is ‘Substantially True’

    03/21/2020 9:32:01 AM PDT · by eyeamok · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/20 | Chuck Ross
    “Even if the statements at issue — published by third parties named in Page’s first failed lawsuit — could be attributed to Defendants, those statements were substantially true, and thus cannot be defamatory as a matter of law,” the DNC’s attorneys asserted.
  • AG Barr Endorses House FISA Reauthorization Bill

    03/11/2020 7:47:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | March 11, 2020 Updated: March 11, 2020 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    Attorney General William Barr voiced his support on March 11 for the passage of the House bill reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The attorney general said that the bill plugs the gaps in the current law, which allows for the surveillance abuses identified in the DOJ inspector general report on the department’s spying on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. “The bill contains an array of new requirements and compliance provisions that will protect against abuse and misuse in the future while ensuring that this critical tool is available when appropriate to protect the safety of the American people,”...
  • Three Years Ago a FISA Report Confirmed Obama Admin Was Sending FISA Obtained Information on Americans to Non Government Entities We Still Don’t Know Whose Data Was Sent to What Companies

    02/24/2020 10:16:05 AM PST · by bitt · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/24/2020 | Joe Hoft
    A stunning April 2017 report from the FISA Court received no publicity until nearly a year after it was released to the public. The report covered results of an investigation or audit into FISA searches made by Obama’s NSA, FBI and DOJ during Obama’s time in office. On April 26, 2017, an unsealed FISA Court Ruling unveiled a number of criminal activities that Barack Obama’s FBI, NSA and DOJ participated in during his time in office. The report was actually completed before the 2016 election. The FISA Court Ruling showed widespread abuse of the FISA mandate. According to the report,...
  • Woman Goes Public over Traumatic Mueller Interrogation That Forced Her to Flee US

    02/24/2020 8:26:20 AM PST · by beef · 14 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 2/23/2020 | C. Douglas Golden
    How aggressive was Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation in trying to get convictions? One figure it targeted says she had to leave the United States for a while because she was “traumatized” by a series of “perjury trap” interviews.
  • KT McFarland: FBI tried to set me up for 'perjury trap' in Trump-Russia probe

    02/21/2020 8:33:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 132 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2020 | By Julia Musto
    Former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland said Friday that the FBI -- under the purview of the Mueller investigation -- tried to set up her up in a "perjury trap." Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with host Brian Kilmeade, McFarland -- who served under former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn -- explained that her life "went to hell" at the beginning of the Russia probe because investigators were convinced she was President Trump's to the Russians. "The FBI showed up at my house unannounced. I was all by myself. They come in and I said, 'Do I need a...