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Robert Swan Mueller III (/ˈmʌlər/; born August 7, 1944) is an American attorney who served as the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2001 to 2013. A conservative Republican, he was appointed by President George W. Bush; President Barack Obama gave his original ten-year term a two-year extension, making him the longest-serving FBI Director since J. Edgar Hoover. He is currently head of the Special Counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections and related matters.

Washington Examiner

Published  1 month ago

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., rushed to the defense of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday, saying only "graphic evidence" would warrant an impeachment gamble against President Trump.

"In the absence of very graphic evidence, it would be difficult to get the support in the Senate needed to make an impeachment successful. Again, my feeling is let's see what Bob Mueller produces. But the evidence would have to be pretty overwhelming," Schiff told CNN.

Across the caucus, Democrats have been asked to comment about Pelosi, D-Calif., abruptly shutting the door on impeachment in an interview published Monday.

“I’m not for impeachment,” Pelosi told the Washington Post. “Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

Democrats have long questioned whether Trump has been compromised by the Russians over the course of Russia investigations conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional panels. Under new Democratic leadership this term, congressional panels, including the House Intelligence Committee, are also embarking on a sweeping investigation into Trump’s financial transactions, as well as Russia.

In October, Schiff opened the door to impeaching Trump over family tax fraud, but he also tamped down expectations in an interview in January in which he said Trump would more likely be voted out of office.

Schiff has adamantly stressed his committee will continue its work unimpeded regardless of what Mueller's report says. He also declared in late February that if Mueller's full report on the investigation is not released to the public after it is completed, his panel would bring him in to testify to Congress.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

While speaking to CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju on Monday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that it | Clips

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

WOAH! Democrat Adam Schiff, the man who is leading a corrupt investigation into President Trump, recently agreed with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that impeaching Trump without clear evidence of major crimes, is probably not going to happen.

While speaking to CNN, Schiff, arguably the most insane person in congress behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, claimed that impeaching President Trump is not the end game.

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“In the absence of very graphic evidence, it would be difficult to get the support in the Senate needed to make an impeachment successful. Again, my feeling is let’s see what Bob Mueller produces. But the evidence would have to be pretty overwhelming,” Schiff said.

A pretty alarming thing to say considering Schiff is one of the leaders of the ‘impeachment’ agenda.

This statement comes right after Pelosi stated that, “I’m not for impeachment. Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

Wow! Maybe these radical Democrats are finally realizing that President Trump will not be impeached because he didn’t even commit a crime in the first place! Both members of congress have talked a lot about impeachment and removing Trump from office but they are worried that if they try to do so before 2020, the Trump base will get very angry which would probably give him an easy win.

Check out what the Daily Wire reported:

Back in October, Schiff mentioned impeachment directly, though according to the Washington Examiner he walked back his plan to impeach the president in February, around the time rumors began to surface that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was nearing the end of his probe into whether the Trump campaign had actively colluded with Russian officials to impact the outcome of the 2016 presidential elections, and had found little evidence to support Democrats’ theories of Russian intervention.

Mueller is funded through October of 2019, leaving Democrats at least a little hope that the Special Counsel’s inquiry isn’t fully over, but, last week, “placeholder” links began appearing on Amazon, touting the report’s release date as “March 26th” — just a little over a week away. And although Mueller has managed to indict and convict several Trump associates, none are guilty of active collusion during the 2016 election period.

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With the Mueller report coming out soon, Schiff and Pelosi are probably getting the feeling that the report will show that the Trump campaign did NOT collude with Russia so they are wanting to lower expectations for the Democrat base.

Even thought Schiff admitted that impeachment is unlikely, this isn’t stopping him from his corrupt investigation into President Trump. The congressman from California has made it clear that he will stop at NOTHING to dig up anything Trump has ever done in his past. Schiff has made it a priority to investigate the President instead of serving the American people.

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New York Post

Published  1 month ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she’s against impeaching President Trump “unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.” Which is exactly the point — there isn’t.

The speaker is surely up to speed on what evidence Democrats actually have against Trump and has a fair sense of what Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s report will say. And she recognizes that it’s nothing that will persuade anyone who hasn’t wanted Trump ousted since Election Day 2016.

Which means that moving to impeach him would be not just “divisive to the country,” as she says, but also bad for Democrats — since it would show them as unable to resist the most demented demands of their base.

This, when last week’s pathetic failure to confront Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism already exposed them as in thrall to extremists.

Now, will Pelosi call off the dogs? Committee Chairmen Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff will keep on subpoenaing away, and grandstanding for the cameras — in hopes of maybe somehow, someday, somewhere finding some genuine dirt, while at least harassing the president, his family and associates and feeding an endless string of breathless this time, Trump is going down reports.

Just as impeachment would be bad for the Democrats, chances are Americans will note that the press has been blaring those “scoops” for more than two years now, and not a one has panned out. Keeping it up only shows that not just the Democratic Party, but also most of the media, can’t stop themselves from playing to the unhinged left.

New York Post

Published  1 month ago

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she’s against impeaching President Trump “unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.” Which is exactly the point — there isn’t.

The speaker is surely up to speed on what evidence Democrats actually have against Trump and has a fair sense of what Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s report will say. And she recognizes that it’s nothing that will persuade anyone who hasn’t wanted Trump ousted since Election Day 2016.

Which means that moving to impeach him would be not just “divisive to the country,” as she says, but also bad for Democrats — since it would show them as unable to resist the most demented demands of their base.

This, when last week’s pathetic failure to confront Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism already exposed them as in thrall to extremists.

Now, will Pelosi call off the dogs? Committee Chairmen Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff will keep on subpoenaing away, and grandstanding for the cameras — in hopes of maybe somehow, someday, somewhere finding some genuine dirt, while at least harassing the president, his family and associates and feeding an endless string of breathless this time, Trump is going down reports.

Just as impeachment would be bad for the Democrats, chances are Americans will note that the press has been blaring those “scoops” for more than two years now, and not a one has panned out. Keeping it up only shows that not just the Democratic Party, but also most of the media, can’t stop themselves from playing to the unhinged left.

Dan Bongino

Published  1 month ago

AUDIO ONLY:

In this episode I address the devastating blow to Bob Mueller yesterday by federal judge T.S. Ellis. I also address Mueller’s desperate efforts to save the DOJ and FBI through his targeting of Manafort. Finally I address Trump’s remaking of the federal bench and the latest job numbers.

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Fox News

Published  1 month ago

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Fox News contributor and author Dan Bongino responded Monday to top House Democrats Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff accusing President Trump of obstructing justice and colluding with Russia.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler, who would oversee any impeachment proceedings, said Sunday he will send more than 60 document requests to the White House and Justice Department.

"It's very clear that the president obstructed justice," Nadler told ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos.

Meantime, in a separate interview, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Schiff said he believes there is "direct evidence" of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians in 2016.

"That is something that we will have to await Bob Mueller's report and the underlying evidence to determine. We will also have to look at the whole body of improper and criminal actions by the president including those campaign finance crimes to determine whether they rise to the level of removal from office," said Schiff.

Bongino said Democrats should learn a lesson from what happened to Republicans in the 1990s when impeachment proceedings were brought against President Bill Clinton and backfired politically.

"We live in a post-fact society now when it comes to the Democrats," he said on "Fox & Friends," accusing Democrats of continuing to "double down" regardless of the lack of evidence.

Bongino scoffed at the notion that there is evidence of collusion.

"Here's why he's doing this now. There's a reason. The Michael Cohen hearing was devastating for them. He was their star witness. ... And what did he do? ... He said the key component of their entire case - that Cohen was in Prague to coordinate whole conspiracy with Russians - Cohen said it wasn't true. He's their star witness, not Trump's and he decimated the entire collusion hoax," he argued.

He agreed that Democrats are now looking past the Mueller probe's conclusions, expecting it to be a "soft landing," and planning for new investigations into financial crimes and other matters.

Watch the full segment above.

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Mediaite

Published  1 month ago

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano says Michael Cohen‘s congressional testimony should be of concern for President Donald Trump.

Napolitano joined Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Wednesday to respond to Cohen’s House Oversight Committee hearing. Despite Cohen’s conviction for lying, Napolitano noted “the government doesn’t always get the to pick its witnesses,” and said Cohen was in Trump’s inner circle for 10 years.

“He paints a potentially grave picture for the president. If the conversation he says he overheard with Roger Stone is true, then the president lied under oath, because the president swore to the accuracy of his answers to the written questions from Bob Mueller, one of which was: ‘Did you speak to Roger Stone about Julian Assange?’ Answer: No. If what Michael Cohen says is true, that the president knew about the meeting with Russian in Trump Tower in June 2016, then he lied under oath.”

As Napolitano noted the checks Cohen received from Trump and his family for hush money schemes, he pointed out that Trump claimed to have no debts when he gave his financial statements to the treasury. He also said the checks extend “the conspiracy to defraud the FEC of accurate campaign information into the president’s presidency.”

“If Cohen is being truthful and if the government can corroborate what he said today, there’s at least four potential felonies of which he has accused the President of the United States,” Napolitano said. “Those are big ifs.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

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DC Tribune

Published  1 month ago

On the heels of the sentencing filings from the Special Counsel’s Office regarding Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort, Trump couldn’t stay away from Twitter to voice his displeasure — and multiple false claims that the investigation has turned up no proof of wrongdoing by him.

All year, Trump tweeted about the cost of the investigation — as though that should have any bearing on whether or not it’s completed. He simultaneously suggests that an investigation — no matter the cost — should be done into whether Democrats colluded.

A.P. has just reported that the Russian Hoax Investigation has now cost our government over $17 million, and going up fast. No Collusion, except by the Democrats!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2018

AFTER TWO YEARS AND MILLIONS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS (and a cost of over $30,000,000), NO COLLUSION!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2018

…..who is being totally protected by his best friend, Bob Mueller, & the 13 Angry Democrats – leaking machines who have NO interest in going after the Real Collusion (and much more) by Crooked Hillary Clinton, her Campaign, and the Democratic National Committee. Just Watch!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019

The only Collusion with the Russians was with Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee…And, where’s the Server that the DNC refused to give to the FBI? Where are the new Texts between Agent Lisa Page and her Agent lover, Peter S? We want them now!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2019

But just over a month ago, Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel team of prosecutors filed new paperwork in federal court lodging their hold on convicted Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s homes and properties.

The document listed both his home in the Hamptons and, perhaps worryingly for Donald Trump himself, Manafort’s condo inside Trump Tower in Manhattan. That was the location of the FBI raid that produced evidence that bolstered the breadth and scope of the charges that were brought against the former pro-Russian lobbyist who laundered millions through shady accounts unrepentantly for years.

The action also means that for an unspecified period of time, Robert Mueller will control part of Donald Trump’s building, a space that could potentially be used for government action including warranted surveillance or data analysis — a move that could make Trump just nervous enough to crack.

The seizures are part of “the broader forfeiture” in Manafort’s plea deal, according to NPR’s Carrie Johnson, which includes a third home in New York and one in Virginia, as well as four bank accounts and a large life insurance policy.

According to the filing, Mueller took control of the Hamptons home and the Trump Tower condo on or just after October 20th, 2018.

The total of the forfeiture Manafort has been ordered to pay is nearly $50 million. That’s a heck of a lot more than the $30 million Trump is complaining about.

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Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said there was “ample evidence of collusion” between the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump and Russia.

Schiff said, “There is ample evidence of collusion of the campaign, and it’s very much in the public record, and it’s everything from what we have seen recently about Paul Manafort meeting with someone linked to Russian intelligence and sharing polling data, and not top-line data, not this is why we think Trump is going to win data, but raw data, complicated data. We have seen evidence of Roger Stone in communication with Wikileaks.”

“We have seen the president’s son having a secret meeting at Trump Tower that was presented to him as part of the Russian government’s effort to help the Trump campaign,” he continued. “His acceptance of that help is interest in getting that. All of this is evidence of collusion, and there is much, much more. Whether that will amount to a criminal conspiracy that could be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, we’ll have to wait for Bob Mueller to tell us, but not to see what is plainly in front of us means you basically don’t want to see the evidence of collusion because it is quite abundant.”

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that his Committee is “absolutely” prepared to sue the Trump administration if Mueller’s final report is not made public. Schiff also said he will use subpoena power to obtain Mueller’s final report if Attorney General Bill Barr were to keep the report […]

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

Democrats brought in a convicted liar to testify before Congress today. Low and behold, he lied again! Cohen said he did not want a job in the White House. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump both refuted his testimony saying he was lobbying everyone for the Chief of Staff job. Even CNN had to admit […]

Dan Bongino

Published  2 months ago

In this episode I address the bombshell revelation that there may have been a third dossier compiled on the Trump team. I also address the media’s latest lies designed to cover up the absurd claims of Andrew McCabe. Finally, I discuss a debate I had with a socialist last night on Fox, where he admits it doesn’t work.

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This May, 2017 NY Times piece addresses the congressional briefing which the media is portraying as breaking news.

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Fox News

Published  2 months ago

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, in his new book, rails against President Obama’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch, for her decisions and actions while the FBI investigated Hillary Clinton’s email server during the 2016 campaign, saying Lynch should have been recused from the probe and a special counsel should have been appointed instead.

McCabe wrote in “The Threat,” released Tuesday, that “the tarmac meeting was a horrible lapse in judgment by Loretta Lynch.”

Lynch came under fire in 2016 after an infamous tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton days before the FBI decided it would not recommend criminal charges against his wife for her handling of classified information on her private email server. Lynch, reacting to the criticism for meeting with Clinton while the FBI investigated his wife, has claimed she and Clinton only discussed “innocuous things.”

But McCabe said Lynch, after the outcry over the meeting, should have stepped away from the probe – which was code-named "Midyear Exam" by the FBI.

“She should have recused herself from Midyear at that point,” McCabe wrote. “She did not—she made things worse.”

McCabe suggested things would have turned out better had Lynch and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, both appointed by Obama, recused themselves even earlier from the case.

“It was a fatal choice. Had there been a competent, credible special counsel running Midyear Exam independently—the way Bob Mueller’s Russia investigation has been run – I think circumstances might have been very different, and we would not have been where we ended up in July,” McCabe said.

That's in apparent reference to when then-FBI Director James Comey came under heavy criticism during the campaign for his choice to make a public announcement explaining why Clinton was not being charged. He later explained he felt compelled to take the lead on the announcement because of the questions over Lynch’s credibility.

McCabe argued that for Lynch and Yates, “Recusal would have been a reasonable and, I would argue, better decision for those political appointees to have made." He added, "I don’t know why they didn’t do that.”

“Somehow, they saw the investigation of Hillary Clinton – former first lady and former secretary of state, current candidate for the presidency, likely nominee of the Democratic Party, who was being supported by the president of the United States, to whom they owed their jobs – as a case they could handle without prejudice,” McCabe wrote.

McCabe also said FBI agents mocked Lynch’s insistence to Comey to characterize the probe as a “matter” instead of an “investigation” – an apparent attempt to downplay the seriousness of it.

“This became a running joke whenever anyone at the FBI felt like Justice was dragging its feet,” McCabe wrote. He said agents would joke, “What have we become, the Federal Bureau of Matters?”

Still, McCabe said Comey was concerned about it.

“The matter of the ‘matter’ did have a serious effect on the director,” McCabe said. “It planted the question, Was the attorney general trying to minimize what we were doing? The question festered. He’d heard that the Clinton campaign was trying to avoid the word ‘investigation,’ too.”

Like Lynch, McCabe’s involvement in the Clinton case has also come under scrutiny. Trump himself has suggested McCabe was in the tank for the Clintons, drawing attention to how McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe, received donations from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's super PAC while she ran for a state Senate seat in Virginia in 2015. McAuliffe is a close Clinton ally. McCabe did not recuse himself from the Clinton investigation until a week before the election.

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In the book, McCabe denied a conflict of interest, and dismisses the accusations as a “conspiracy theory.”

McCabe was eventually fired last year by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions after an inspector general report said McCabe lied about leaking to reporters about the Clinton investigation. He defended himself, but declined to write much about that episode, citing legal reasons.

“As for my own firing and the ostensible reasons behind it, the demands and risks of an ongoing legal process put tight constraints on what I can say, although I would like to say much more,” McCabe said. “I am filing a suit that challenges my firing and the IG’s process and findings, and the unprecedented way DOJ handled my termination. I will let that action speak for itself.”

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Monday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” host Nicolle Wallace said given President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border to get the funds for a wall coupled with the claims made by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe during an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” now was the time for Republicans to stop supporting the president.

Wallace said, “This seems to me to be the off-ramp for anybody in the right wing propaganda operation that says I’ve done enough. I’ve gone along with the lunacy around the wall. Now he’s doing something authoritarian in nature, usurping the power of Congress. I’ve done enough for this guy. Now he’s taking a lifelong Republican, who if he had done any of the things Donald Trump accused him of doing, he would have been treated differently. He’s out of work because he had allegedly lied to the inspector general, not because of any of conduct around the Russia question or the Russia investigation. This seems to me if there’s anybody left with a conscious in the right-wing propaganda operation, this is your moment to get off the Titanic folks.”

She continued, “If you care about the Republican brand, is there a moment you say, ‘Bob Mueller, Jim Comey, Andy McCabe, Republicans.’ I’ll trade you one crazy now technically obese president, on the omelet line, for those three guys. Do you not start to look at the evidence and say maybe those three men are on something?”

She added, “It’s an off-ramp for any right wing nut having remorse.”

Dan Bongino

Published  2 months ago

Discredited third-rate conspiracy theorist, Congressman Adam Schiff (CA) indicated that wouldn’t accept the findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia if it concludes there was no evidence of collusion between the two.

Breitbart reports that on yesterday’s CNN show, State of the Union, host Dana Bash asked Schiff, “We expect at some point maybe soon, maybe not, the findings of the Mueller investigation to finally be completed. If he finds that there was no direct collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, will you accept that?”

Schiff responded, “We’re going to have to do our own investigation, and we are. We’ll certainly be very interested to learn what Bob Mueller finds. We may have to fight to get that information. Bill Barr has not been willing to commit to provide that report either to the Congress or to the American people. We’re going to need to see it. The American people need to see it. We may also need to see the evidence behind that report. There may be, for example, evidence of collusion or conspiracy that is clear and convincing but not proof beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says Congress “may also need to see the evidence behind” the Mueller report, saying there could be “clear and convincing” evidence of collusion, but not “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” that would prompt Mueller to bring charges. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/ftm1zQRJNj

When Bash noted that Mueller conducted an “extensive investigation” and asked whether or not Schiff would accept the findings “separate” from the investigation the Congressman is doing, he replied. “You know, I will certainly accept them in this way, Dana; I have great confidence in the special counsel. And if the special counsel represents that he has investigated and not been interfered with and not been able to make a criminal case, then I will believe that he is operating in good faith.”

Mueller’s investigation is rumored to be wrapping up. Last month, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told reporters, “The investigation is, I think, close to being completed and I hope that we can get the report from Mueller as soon as possible.”

Dan Bongino

Published  2 months ago

Discredited third-rate conspiracy theorist, Congressman Adam Schiff (CA) indicated that wouldn’t accept the findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia if it concludes there was no evidence of collusion between the two.

Breitbart reports that on yesterday’s CNN show, State of the Union, host Dana Bash asked Schiff, “We expect at some point maybe soon, maybe not, the findings of the Mueller investigation to finally be completed. If he finds that there was no direct collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, will you accept that?”

Schiff responded, “We’re going to have to do our own investigation, and we are. We’ll certainly be very interested to learn what Bob Mueller finds. We may have to fight to get that information. Bill Barr has not been willing to commit to provide that report either to the Congress or to the American people. We’re going to need to see it. The American people need to see it. We may also need to see the evidence behind that report. There may be, for example, evidence of collusion or conspiracy that is clear and convincing but not proof beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says Congress “may also need to see the evidence behind” the Mueller report, saying there could be “clear and convincing” evidence of collusion, but not “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” that would prompt Mueller to bring charges. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/ftm1zQRJNj

When Bash noted that Mueller conducted an “extensive investigation” and asked whether or not Schiff would accept the findings “separate” from the investigation the Congressman is doing, he replied. “You know, I will certainly accept them in this way, Dana; I have great confidence in the special counsel. And if the special counsel represents that he has investigated and not been interfered with and not been able to make a criminal case, then I will believe that he is operating in good faith.”

Mueller’s investigation is rumored to be wrapping up. Last month, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told reporters, “The investigation is, I think, close to being completed and I hope that we can get the report from Mueller as soon as possible.”

POLITICUSUSA

Published  2 months ago

The federal government will soon begin selling off Paul Manafort’s assets which he accumulated after decades of shady and illegal lobbying work. After the process is completed it is expected that Bob Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election will have made a profit, bringing in more money than it has cost.

This will shock the man who is the subject of the Mueller probe, President Donald Trump, who last fall tweeted:

“When will this illegal Joseph McCarthy style Witch Hunt, one that has shattered so many innocent lives, ever end-or will it just go on forever? After wasting more than $40,000,000 (is that possible?), it has proven only one thing-there was NO Collusion with Russia. So Ridiculous!”

When will this illegal Joseph McCarthy style Witch Hunt, one that has shattered so many innocent lives, ever end-or will it just go on forever? After wasting more than $40,000,000 (is that possible?), it has proven only one thing-there was NO Collusion with Russia. So Ridiculous!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2018

The process will not be as easy as federal officials had hoped, however, since they must first overcome several legal roadblocks before money from the asset sales can be realized.

One potential problem is the Trump Tower condo board, who must approve the sale of the condo that Manafort owns in that building which is valued at $3.8 million.

In addition to that, there are several banks who are arguing that they’re entitled to money from Manafort’s properties and investment accounts.

Included in the package is a $7.3 million compound in the Hamptons on Long Island, N.Y..

Recent court documents reviewed by USA Today show that some of the competing claims might be resolved this week.

But contrary to Trump’s claims, Mueller’s investigation has reported costs of about $25 million so far, which is much less than the amount anticipated to be received from Manafort’s assets.

The president and his supporters will lose one of their major talking points once it can be shown that Mueller’s work has brought in more money that it has cost taxpayers.

This certainly can’t be said about Trump’s golf vacations which have cost much more than the Mueller probe.

Trump will soon no longer be able to attack Mueller’s work as a waste of money.

The exact amount that the government will collect depends on how much of Manafort’s property must be turned over to banks, as well as how much can be obtained from the real estate sales.

In addition to the proceeds from Manafort’s asset sales, the government will collect about $1.9 million from other people charged as a result of Mueller’s investigation.

Manafort was found guilty of fraud and other charges last August, and pleaded guilty to more charges in another federal trial in Washington last September. Although he hasn’t been sentenced in those cases yet, he has agreed to forfeit the fortune that he gained through his lobbying work for a pro-Russian faction in Ukraine. He also illegally avoided paying taxes on most of his foreign income.

Diamond & Silk

Published  2 months ago

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is no one’s puppet. He made this absolutely clear during a House Judiciary Committee when pressed by Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell.

Swalwell, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, questioned Whitaker on the Mueller investigation and whether he would relay a message to President Trump.

According to the Washington Examiner, the Democrat asked Whitaker if he thought Mueller was conflicted, or whether he was running an honest investigation.

Whitaker said he thought Mueller was truthful and not conflicted.

Swalwell then asked Whitaker if he would echo the following line to Trump: “Mr. President, Bob Mueller is honest and not conflicted.”

“Congressman, I am not a puppet to repeat what you’re saying,” Whitaker responded. “I have answered your question as to what I believe about the special counsel.”

Whitaker then gestured to the House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler who said Swalwell was out of time.

Swalwell retorted that Whitaker did not answer the question and that he still wanted to hear his answer.

Whitaker said he had thought he did answer the question and had nothing further to say.

Check it out:

Here’s more on Whitaker from the Washington Examiner:

Whitaker took over as acting attorney general in November after then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced from the position. He previously served as Sessions’ chief of staff.

Since taking over the Justice Department in an acting capacity, Whitaker has come under scrutiny for his past comments about Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

His criticisms of the Russia probe led to calls for him to recuse himself from overseeing the investigation. However, the Justice Department said in December Whitaker would not step aside.

The House Judiciary Committee Hearing included a number of testy exchanges between Whitaker and Democrat lawmakers. The exchanges were called a “pony show” by Republican Congressman Doug Collins.

Check them out:

POLITICUSUSA

Published  2 months ago

On HBO’s Real Time, Atlantic investigative writer Natasha Bertrand revealed that Donald Trump Jr. will probably be indicted any day now and that he has already been telling his friends that an indictment is coming soon.

Bertrand was asked by Real Time host Bill Maher who would be the first member of Donald Trump’s family to be indicted — Don Jr. or Jared Kushner. She replied that in her opinion it isn’t even close, because of problems with Don Jr’s testimony before Congress.

“I think the Don Jr. is in more immediate jeopardy,” Bertrand said. “He has been telling his friends and associates that he expects to be indicted, and he’s been saying that for the last few weeks.”

“His accounts under oath about the Trump Tower meeting in 2016, and his accounts about the Trump Tower in Moscow and how involved he was in that could put him in some legal jeopardy there,” she continued.

What Bertrand knows is that Donald Trump Jr lied to Congress, and both Adam Schiff and Bob Mueller have the evidence to prove it.

As we saw with the arrest of Roger Stone, federal prosecutors — including Mueller — are able to act very quickly. Now that Mueller has copies of the official and formal testimony of Don Jr under oath he could move to indict the president’s oldest son at any time.

Natasha Bertrand is known for her insightful investigative reporting. She is based in New York and has confidential sources among the New York federal prosecutors. In the past her predictions have been right, and there is no reason to believe differently now.

In late January we reported that Donald Trump and his allies have been lying for two years to cover up Donald Trump Jr.’s crimes related to Russia.

Last Wednesday PoliticusUSA publisher Jason Easley wrote that:

“The House Intelligence Committee has voted to turn over the transcripts of witness testimony to Robert Mueller for a perjury investigation, which means that the clock is ticking on Donald Trump Jr. being indicted.”

“Trump blew a gasket and launched a personal attack against Adam Schiff because even he is worried that his son is going to be indicted. Rep. Schiff has been signaling for weeks that he has a great deal of suspicion that Donald Trump Jr. lied to Congress.”

So get your popcorn ready folks. The long-awaited show of Donald Trump Jr. being indicted and arrested is coming soon.

SARAH PALIN

Published  2 months ago

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is no one’s puppet. He made this absolutely clear during a House Judiciary Committee when pressed by Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell.

Swalwell, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, questioned Whitaker on the Mueller investigation and whether he would relay a message to President Trump.

According to the Washington Examiner, the Democrat asked Whitaker if he thought Mueller was conflicted, or whether he was running an honest investigation.

Whitaker said he thought Mueller was truthful and not conflicted.

Swalwell then asked Whitaker if he would echo the following line to Trump: “Mr. President, Bob Mueller is honest and not conflicted.”

“Congressman, I am not a puppet to repeat what you’re saying,” Whitaker responded. “I have answered your question as to what I believe about the special counsel.”

Whitaker then gestured to the House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler who said Swalwell was out of time.

Swalwell retorted that Whitaker did not answer the question and that he still wanted to hear his answer.

Whitaker said he had thought he did answer the question and had nothing further to say.

Check it out:

Here’s more on Whitaker from the Washington Examiner:

Whitaker took over as acting attorney general in November after then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced from the position. He previously served as Sessions’ chief of staff.

Since taking over the Justice Department in an acting capacity, Whitaker has come under scrutiny for his past comments about Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

His criticisms of the Russia probe led to calls for him to recuse himself from overseeing the investigation. However, the Justice Department said in December Whitaker would not step aside.

The House Judiciary Committee Hearing included a number of testy exchanges between Whitaker and Democrat lawmakers. The exchanges were called a “pony show” by Republican Congressman Doug Collins.

Check them out:

POLITICUSUSA

Published  2 months ago

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russia was treason as he continues to signal that Donald Trump Jr. is in his investigative sights

During an appearance on UnPresidented Podcast when Schiff was asked whether he thought the June 2016 meeting orchestrated by Trump Jr. was “treasonous and unpatriotic,” he said it’s “pretty darn clear” that the president’s campaign had “intent to collude” with Russia.

“Certain things are beyond doubt and the first is, the Trump campaign, in the form of Don Jr., and the campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and the son-in-law Jared Kushner, were more than interested in getting the help of the Russian government,” the congressman said. “So in terms of intent to conspire, intent to collude, that’s pretty darn clear.”

Schiff also said there is “ample evidence” when it comes to collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The congressman said the only remaining question is whether the evidence is conclusive enough to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.

Schiff said:

There is ample evidence on the issue of collusion. The question of whether it rises to the level of proof beyond a reasonable doubt as to a criminal conspiracy is a different question, and one that ultimately Bob Mueller will have to answer. And that even may not be answered completely if the Justice Department takes the position, which I think is flawed, that you can’t indict a sitting President…. This is the challenge, in that the country is so stovepiped now in how it gets its information. Now, it’s very difficult to break through and help people see what’s right before their eyes. But these secret discussions to make money from Russia during the campaign, that the president and his organization were having, that Paul Manafort was having with his Russian contacts, at the same time the Russians clearly wanted something from Donald Trump and his campaign in the form of sanctions release, all goes to the issue of collusion, all goes to the issue of conspiracy, and you really have to be willfully blind not to see just how alarming this is.

While Donald Trump made a point during his State of the Union to threaten Congress – and the country – if they continue to investigate his potential crimes, Rep. Adam Schiff has been unfazed.

Less than 24 hours after the president’s tough talk before Congress, Schiff announced a wide-ranging investigation into Trump’s troubling ties to Russia.

In a statement, the Democratic congressman said, “The President’s actions and posture towards Russia during the campaign, transition, and administration have only heightened fears of foreign financial or other leverage over President Trump and underscore the need to determine whether he or those in his Administration have acted in service of foreign interests since taking office.”

Schiff’s insistence on dropping two tons of oversight on the president of the United States is driving Donald Trump mad. As PoliticusUSA’s Jason Easley wrote earlier, “Trump is freaking out and growing increasingly paranoid” as Schiff and Democrats quickly ramp up their investigations.

Democrats have been sounding the alarm for years about the potential crimes carried about by Donald Trump, his family and his campaign. Now they finally have the power to dig into them.

patribotics

Published  2 months ago

Every contender is bad for Donald Trump. But Vnesheconombank, our theory, would be worst – here’s why

Conservative News Today

Published  2 months ago

An immature CNN commentator known for pretending to be a conservative reacted to the indictment Friday morning of President Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser Roger Stone by again acting like a spoiled, temperamental and hypocritical 12-year-old teenage child. “I am just so damn happy this guy is indicted and arrested. He is a horrible human […]

duplicitousdemocracy

Published  3 months ago

Why did Pelosis have all of her children and grandchildren – 93 family members going with her on her trip to Egypt, Afghanistan and Brussells? And 7 congress members? Who takes 93 family members (mostly children) on a secret government business trip on military aircraft, paid for by tax payer dollars?

What ideas were rolling around in her head? If true, as so much gets spinned, what was she thinking? Doing?

President Trump grounded her from whatever it was she was planning to do. But what exactly was she planning? The Commander In Chief has access to classified information and knows far more than any of we who are watching this circus. So, knowing there is a war going on between nationalists and globalists, and the globalists are having their meeting next week in Brussels to plan world economics, trade, climate change and a new GLOBALIZATION roadmap… and knowing Pelosi is power hungry and other things…it’s not far fetched to rummage through your wildest imagined conspiracy box and come up with something very real and valid. I’ll give it a shot.

Was Pelosis planning for the Jihadist Attack that was intercepted by the FBI a day or so ago, in Georgia to be successful? Remember he had rockets. And or was the Georgia arrest a first step leading into an upcoming false flag? Was it planned to take place while POTUS and V-P were together in the Oval Office or in one of the several buildings that were earmarked?

Pelosi is Third in Line of Succession, so if POTUS and V-P were both killed, (GOD FORBID) she would be the next President. Being out of the states (good alibi) the news would coordinate their talking points and gasp as they report how fortunate America is that Pelosi was not in DC! They would make up something like, “If she hadn’t been working overseas she would have been in that meeting and killed too”. All media would have the same talking points that would be jumbled up and leading to the findings that the Georgia Jihadist was not working alone as they had thought. It was a big operation with several sleeper cells. Etc.

The next question is -why would she be going to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan? Was she going to meet her deep state handlers in Brussels for her globalization instructions? Was she negotiating a new batch of mercenary’s from the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt? Was she checking on deep state “Poppy Bush’s” CIA opium lab in Afghanistan? Maybe she was carrying out some diabolical scheme for the UN and NATO? Who knows?

If this were a movie, which it is not, I would bet the plot would be they were planning to flee the country with their families while something horrific happened back here at home; if they were ever planning to return at all.

Or is it just a simple matter of Pelosi being Pelosi? Or does she fear indictment, especially knowing the entire plot to oust the President is falling apart very quickly?

After all, she was very shaken over missing her flight. Very shaken. See video in link : Pelosi Shaken Up

Trump stated in a series of tweets on January 12th:

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Jan 12

“….the FBI was in complete turmoil (see N.Y. Post) because of Comey’s poor leadership and the way he handled the Clinton mess (not to mention his usurpation of powers from the Justice Department). My firing of James Comey was a great day for America. He was a Crooked Cop……”

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Jan 12

“…..who is being totally protected by his best friend, Bob Mueller, & the 13 Angry Democrats – leaking machines who have NO interest in going after the Real Collusion (and much more) by Crooked Hillary Clinton, her Campaign, and the Democratic National Committee. Just Watch!”

Which brings us to the question….what does President Trump know and what is his counter plan? I hear a BOOM – BOOM – BOOM – BOOM!

Dianne Marshall

duplicitousdemocracy

Published  3 months ago

Why did Pelosis have all of her children and grandchildren – 93 family members going with her on her trip to Egypt, Afghanistan and Brussells? And 7 congress members? Who takes 93 family members (mostly children) on a secret government business trip on military aircraft, paid for by tax payer dollars?

What ideas were rolling around in her head? If true, as so much gets spinned, what was she thinking? Doing?

President Trump grounded her from whatever it was she was planning to do. But what exactly was she planning? The Commander In Chief has access to classified information and knows far more than any of we who are watching this circus. So, knowing there is a war going on between nationalists and globalists, and the globalists are having their meeting next week in Brussels to plan world economics, trade, climate change and a new GLOBALIZATION roadmap… and knowing Pelosi is power hungry and other things…it’s not far fetched to rummage through your wildest imagined conspiracy box and come up with something very real and valid. I’ll give it a shot.

Was Pelosis planning for the Jihadist Attack that was intercepted by the FBI a day or so ago, in Georgia to be successful? Remember he had rockets. And or was the Georgia arrest a first step leading into an upcoming false flag? Was it planned to take place while POTUS and V-P were together in the Oval Office or in one of the several buildings that were earmarked?

Pelosi is Third in Line of Succession, so if POTUS and V-P were both killed, (GOD FORBID) she would be the next President. Being out of the states (good alibi) the news would coordinate their talking points and gasp as they report how fortunate America is that Pelosi was not in DC! They would make up something like, “If she hadn’t been working overseas she would have been in that meeting and killed too”. All media would have the same talking points that would be jumbled up and leading to the findings that the Georgia Jihadist was not working alone as they had thought. It was a big operation with several sleeper cells. Etc.

The next question is -why would she be going to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan? Was she going to meet her deep state handlers in Brussels for her globalization instructions? Was she negotiating a new batch of mercenary’s from the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt? Was she checking on deep state “Poppy Bush’s” CIA opium lab in Afghanistan? Maybe she was carrying out some diabolical scheme for the UN and NATO? Who knows?

If this were a movie, which it is not, I would bet the plot would be they were planning to flee the country with their families while something horrific happened back here at home; if they were ever planning to return at all.

Or is it just a simple matter of Pelosi being Pelosi? Or does she fear indictment, especially knowing the entire plot to oust the President is falling apart very quickly?

After all, she was very shaken over missing her flight. Very shaken. See video in link : Pelosi Shaken Up

Trump stated in a series of tweets on January 12th:

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Jan 12

“….the FBI was in complete turmoil (see N.Y. Post) because of Comey’s poor leadership and the way he handled the Clinton mess (not to mention his usurpation of powers from the Justice Department). My firing of James Comey was a great day for America. He was a Crooked Cop……”

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Jan 12

“…..who is being totally protected by his best friend, Bob Mueller, & the 13 Angry Democrats – leaking machines who have NO interest in going after the Real Collusion (and much more) by Crooked Hillary Clinton, her Campaign, and the Democratic National Committee. Just Watch!”

Which brings us to the question….what does President Trump know and what is his counter plan? I hear a BOOM – BOOM – BOOM – BOOM!

Dianne Marshall

Newsweek

Published  3 months ago

A Former CIA operations officer accused Donald Trump of being a “traitor” who “betrayed” America after the New York Times revealed that the FBI launched a secret probe into whether the president was working for the Kremlin.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Evan McMullin, who ran as an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election, pointed out the gravity of the report and asserted that Trump has "betrayed us."

“That the FBI had cause to investigate a sitting American president for possible collaboration with a foreign power against the nation should shock and awaken us to the gravity of our situation. Still, beyond the perception of many, Trump has betrayed us,” McMullin wrote on Twitter, alongside a link to the New York Times article.

He added: “I’ve always been fascinated by traitors. They consider themselves highly intelligent, yet fail to understand how likely they are to be caught. When they are, they become men without a home, having betrayed their countrymen and been used by an enemy. So it will be with this one.”

I’ve always been fascinated by traitors. They consider themselves highly intelligent, yet fail to understand how likely they are to be caught. When they are, they become men without a home, having betrayed their countrymen and been used by an enemy. So it will be with this one. https://t.co/It1mJPAwZs

— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) January 12, 2019

Trump lashed out at the “failing New York Times” and the FBI for launching a probe on him “for no reason & with no proof” on Twitter just hours after the newspaper published a report which revealed that the FBI started an inquiry into whether Trump was an agent of Russia shortly after his abrupt firing of former FBI director James Comey in 2017.

“The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security,” the Times wrote. “Agents also sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.”

In response, the president tweeted this morning: "Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze!"

"Funny thing about James Comey. Everybody wanted him fired, Republican and Democrat alike," Trump continued. "My firing of James Comey was a great day for America."

"He was a Crooked Cop… who is being totally protected by his best friend, Bob Mueller, & the 13 Angry Democrats," he added.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the report “absurd” and claimed that, unlike his predecessor President Barack Obama, Trump has been tough on Russia.

"James Comey was fired because he's a disgraced partisan hack," she said in a statement, according to NBC. "Unlike President Obama, who let Russia and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russia."

U.S. President Donald Trump (2L) hosts a round-table discussion on border security and safe communities with State, local, and community leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on January 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. On Saturday, a former CIA operations officer accused Trump of being a "traitor" after the New York Times dropped a report that revealed the FBI launched an investigation into whether Trump was working for the Kremlin after he fired James Comey in 2017.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 months ago

On Friday The New York Times published the latest Deep State leak that the FBI investigated US President Trump after he fired crooked Director James Comey. The liberal media wants you to believe TRUMP is a foreign spy and that crooked James Comey is a hero. The report reveals the Deep State FBI opened an […]

Dan Bongino

Published  3 months ago

In this episode I address how President Trump’s recent tactics have blindsided the Democrats and changed the “shutdown” game forever.

I also discuss stunning new testimony that reveals the deep ties and connections former Obama administration officials, and people tied to Bob Mueller, had in the anti-Trump witch hunt.

News Picks:

Stunning new information from Chuck Ross about efforts to interfere with our elections.

Jeff Carlson’s new piece highlights the deep ties John Brennan, and others, had to the corrupt investigation into the Trump team.

Yes, the Trump plan would help secure the border.

Border Patrol Chief reveals startling border apprehension numbers.

CNN’s Jim Acosta hilariously tweets the greatest self-own of all time.

Conservative Daily Post

Published  3 months ago

In what appears to be the biggest story in the nation that no major media networks are even talking about, the non-profit group that used fake Russian bots to run a disinformation campaign against Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election has been linked to Fusion GPS, partially funded by George Soros, and connected to

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 months ago

President Trump responded early Saturday morning to a report published by the New York Times Friday night that the FBI opened an investigation into whether Trump was a Russian agent after he fired then FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. “Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders […]

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

Published  3 months ago

Manafort didn't try to pass election polling data to the Russians after all, but to the Ukrainians. OOPS.

realclearpolitics

Published  3 months ago

FOX News host Shep Smith talks to network legal correspondent Judge Andrew Napolitano about Paul Manafort sharing polling data with a person who is believed to "source for Russian intelligence." Napolitano said, "if this is collusion, "though collusion isn't a crime, this would be collusion."

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO: This shows that Bob Mueller can demonstrate to a court, without the testimony of Paul Manafort, that the campaign had a connection to Russian intelligence and the connection involved information going from the campaign to the Russians.

The question is, was this in return for a promise of something from the Russians, and did the candidate, now the president, know about it?

SHEP SMITH: And would that be a conspiracy?

NAPOLITANO: Yes. Conspiracy is an agreement to commit a crime. The crime would be to receive something of value from the foreign person or government during a campaign. Whether or not the thing of value arrives, the agreement is what is the crime. There was apparently an agreement between the campaign manager and this Russian oligarch. What the oligarch did with the material we gave him, who the campaign manager, Manafort, spoke to in the campaign, Bob Mueller has yet to reveal...

SHEP SMITH: If this is collusion, though collusion isn't a crime, this would be collusion.

NAPOLITANO: The crime is the conspiracy, the agreement. Collusion is a nonlegal term.

SMITH: Oh, I know, but if there's collusion, giving stuff to the Russians about polling data

NAPOLITANO: That would probably fit into that kind of a category.

Raw Story

Published  3 months ago

While critics say President Donald Trump “manufactured” a crisis at the border, two personalities on Fox News say there is a crisis unfolding in Washington D.C.

On Wednesday, Fox News host Shep Smith and judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano agreed that Trump’s campaign appears to have colluded with Russia.

It was revealed Tuesday that Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data with a Russian operative, according to a poorly redacted legal filing by his attorneys.

“This shows that Bob Mueller can demonstrate to a court without the testimony of Paul Manafort that the campaign had a connection to Russian intelligence and the connection involved information going from the campaign to the Russians,” Napolitano said. “The question is, was this in return for a promise of something from the Russians, and did the candidate, now the president, know about it?”

“Collusion isn’t a crime, but this would be considered collusion?” Smith asked.

“The crime is the conspiracy, the agreement. Collusion is a nonlegal term,” Napolitano said.

“I know, but if there’s collusion, giving stuff to the Russians about polling data [would count],” Smith said.

“Yeah, that would probably fit into the category,” Napolitano responded. “This event, which has been outlined in these court papers, occurred during the campaign.”

Watch below via Fox News.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 months ago

On Friday the Mueller Special Counsel sent 20-29 armed FBI operatives in six vehicles and a CNN camera crew to film the arrest of Trump associate Roger Stone at his home in a predawn raid. Roger Stone was arrested barefoot and in his shorts outside his apartment. On Monday Roger Stone told Judge Napolitano in […]

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

During an interview with the Hill on Friday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that he presumes the Trump presidency ends | Video

Medium

Published  3 months ago

Written by:Robert Patrick Lewis

Conservative News Today

Published  3 months ago

President Trump does Twitter shade like no one else. This time, he called out Barack Obama’s hypocrisy for having a wall around his posh Washington, D.C. home while insisting that America forgo having a wall to protect its borders. “President and Mrs. Obama built/has a 10-foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound,” Trump tweeted. “I agree, […]

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

President Trump tweeted 2,843 times in 2018, engaging in a messaging war with his critics, the "haters," and the "fake news" on social media.

POLITICUSUSA

Published  4 months ago

The amount of convincing evidence showing how Russia bailed out Donald Trump is rapidly increasing. And according to Foreign Policy Magazine, this new evidence will soon bring the president much more trouble than he currently

POLITICUSUSA

Published  4 months ago

For those of us who wish the worst upon Donald Trump and his crime family, some good news occurred yesterday. Due to actions of the State of New York the possibility of Trump dying penniless just became very real.

“President Trump has agreed to shut down his embattled personal charity and to give away its remaining money amid allegations that he used the foundation for his personal and political benefit, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Tuesday.”

“Underwood said that the Donald J. Trump Foundation is dissolving as her office pursues its lawsuit against the charity, Trump and his three eldest children.”

“The suit, filed in June, alleged “persistently illegal conduct” at the foundation, which Trump began in 1987. Underwood is continuing to seek more than $2.8 million in restitution.”

“As part of its agreement with the attorney general’s office, the foundation will be required to sell its remaining assets and donate the proceeds, said Amy Spitalnick, a spokeswoman for Underwood.”

What’s important to note is that New York state is ordering the Trump Foundation to sell off its remaining assets, and give the money away. It is also seeking millions in restitution from Trump and his children.

This sets a hugely significant precedent: the assets of a Trump entity are being sold due to one of his criminal scandals. This means prosecutors can in effect take Trump’s assets, even though he is still president.

As we reported back in 2017, governments are able to take away money and other assets without needing to even prove that a crime occurred:

“Law enforcement agencies use civil asset forfeiture laws to seize cash and property from individuals based on a “suspicion” that the property was involved in a crime.”

This means that either the federal or state governments can legally seize the assets of the Trump Organization. They can also seize the assets of any of his other legal entities that own valuable properties like Trump Tower.

And if you were to think that Bob Mueller wouldn’t really do this, you would be wrong. For, as we reported back in September, Paul Manafort’s plea deal with the special prosecutor included Manafort forfeiting most of his ill-gotten net worth:

“Concerning forfeiture of Manafort’s assets, reports say that as part of his guilty plea agreement the former Trump campaign chairman will forfeit four homes: three in New York and one in Virginia. He will also forfeit to the government a life insurance policy and four accounts at different financial institutions. According to New York Magazine, the total value of assets he is forfeiting is $46 million.”

The standards for asset forfeitures are not that great. The State of New York OR Mueller and other federal prosecutors OR congressional committees only have to show that Trump’s assets were obtained illegally. Once they do that, they can take away what is most precious to Donald Trump: his money and properties.

Donald Trump used the Trump Foundation as a personal piggy bank. And now government authorities have come in with a sledge hammer and smashed that piggy bank, taking Trump’s Foundation money in the process. This shows that all of Trump’s money and property are at risk of being seized and taken away from him by the government, given the extensive nature of his alleged crimes.

Our dreams of Donald Trump dying penniless have just become very real, thanks to the acting attorney general of the State of New York.

POLITICUSUSA

Published  4 months ago

Many people believe that the Russia probe is nearing its completion, but now The Daily Beast is reporting that Bob Mueller’s investigation might be moving to a whole new area of the world.

According to The Beast:

“Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office is preparing to reveal to the public a different side of his investigation. In court filings that are set to drop in early 2019, prosecutors will begin to unveil Middle Eastern countries’ attempts to influence American politics.”

Robert Mueller’s initial instructions were to conduct an investigation confined to:

“any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump; and any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.”

But the directions that Rod Rosenstein provided for the special counsel also notes that his authority includes “any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a).” This is the law defining the jurisdiction of special counsels, which also includes instructions on how the special counsel can seek additional jurisdiction if the office that it “is necessary in order to fully investigate and resolve the matters assigned, or to investigate new matters that come to light in the course of his or her investigation.”

Mueller has requested an expansion of jurisdiction at least once. This was disclosed as part of the special counsel’s response to efforts by Paul Manafort to have charges against him dismissed on the ground that Mueller had exceeded his jurisdiction.

The response authorized Mueller to follow up on matters related to Manafort’s money laundering and his actions in Ukraine. So Mueller’s probe is not limited to just Russia’s influence in the 2016 presidential election.

Donald Trump and his family, especially Jared Kushner, have had strong financial ties to autocratic regimes in the Middle East for decades. They have borrowed money from them and had joint business dealings with them, and these continued even after Trump assumed the presidency.

If the details of these relationships come out, Mueller provide an explanation for why Trump has looked the other way whenever Saudi Arabia and his other Middle East partners commit some horrendous deed.

Donald Trump thinks that looking into his business dealings is “crossing a red line,” but those comments have generally been ignored by Mueller and federal prosecutors. It is widely known that they are looking at the financial records of the Trump Organization, for example. And in doing this it is likely that Mueller found money ties between Trump and Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries.

One member of Mueller’s team is Zainab Ahmad, a specialist in counterterrorism whose work has been focused on the Middle East and Africa. Ahmad signed off on the sentencing document for Michael Flynn last week, indicating some of Flynn’s misdeeds — and some of the evidence he provided prosecutors — involved Middle Eastern countries as well as Russia.

The Daily Beast said that Flynn was “involved in conversations with representatives and influential individuals from other foreign governments, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.”

It looks like Trump and Kushner are both compromised when it comes to setting foreign policy in the Middle East. Whether it’s with respect to American policies concerning Yemen, Qatar or Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, the decisions being made do not reflect what’s best for the United States. Rather, foreign policy decisions are being made on the basis of what is best for Donald Trump and his partners’ business interests.

If Mueller’s investigation is now going beyond just Russia, it means that it will probably continue for quite a while. Even if the probe is ongoing, of course, Mueller can continue to issue more indictments, and arrest people for their various crimes.

And when Mueller is finally finished, it is extremely likely that some of those indictments will deal with Donald Trump’s and Jared Kushner’s Middle East business dealings.

quodverum

Published  4 months ago

The whiny submission of Mueller's SC to Judge Emmet Sullivan this afternoon, reeks of panic desperation and arrogance. There's also a critical piece of evidence missing. As Rex explains, Mueller can whine all he wants. None of it will wash with Judge Emmet Sullivan, who will now be incandescent with fury.

TheHill

Published  4 months ago

When the judicial system is pursued against one campaign and not the other, the American public cannot be blamed for entertaining thoughts of political manipulation.

patribotics

Published  4 months ago

Michael Cohen’s sentencing memo says he’s holding back. His Prague alibi has holes… and his daughter deleted her Instagram

quodverum

Published  4 months ago

Trump's Master Spooks

12/06 8:32 am

Behind the scenes, Trump's spooks are destroying the enemies of the Republic, using astonishing tradecraft. Their assault has been devastating, as REX explains.

Breitbart

Published  4 months ago

Andrew McCabe, the disgraced former acting FBI director, conceded in his new book that James Comey’s infamous decision to hold a press conference to announce no charges against Hillary Clinton in her email case worked to “erode the credibility of the FBI.”

Perhaps unwittingly lending weight to some of President Trump’s own arguments for ultimately firing Comey, McCabe blasted Comey’s unprecedented press conference as possibly doing “long-term damage” to the FBI.

On July 5, 2016, at the height of the presidential campaign, Comey held a notorious press conference during which he bypassed Justice Department tradition by unilaterally declaring that “no charges are appropriate” in the case of Clinton’s private email server. It is not the role of the FBI to make such pronouncements.

In his anti-Trump book, titled, “The Threat: How the F.B.I. Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump,” McCabe related his initial thoughts when Comey first broached the idea of the press conference:

Oh, my God, I thought. We don’t do that. That is not what we do. I remember looking at Comey and just kind of shaking my head, and saying, Ooofff, I don’t know, that seems like really putting us out there. That’s really abandoning tradition and practice, and could set a bad precedent. I don’t know that there’s a specific policy about that, but that’s not who we are most of the time.

McCabe criticizes himself for not speaking out against Comey’s press conference suggestion and blasts Comey’s actions as eroding public trust in the FBI:

I look back now and see how far the FBI was stretching, how completely we were leveraging our own credibility. Had I imagined how polarized and vicious the reaction to Comey’s statement would be, had I foreseen how his statement would erode the credibility of the FBI, and specifically that of the FBI director, in a way that could do long-term damage to the institution — I want to believe I would have assessed our chances for success very differently. Made different arguments. Listened differently.

Had I thought this whole thing through more skeptically, had I been more resistant to Comey’s idea that he could make this statement in a way that connected with people both inside and outside the organization, had I made a more realistic appraisal of how many of those people would not have accepted anything short of seeing Hillary Clinton in handcuffs being dragged off to the Metropolitan Detention Center, then perhaps I would have said to Comey, Don’t do it. Let’s be the normal Bob Mueller, say-nothing FBI of old.

McCabe, meanwhile, is in hot water over his actions relating to Trump’s presidency.

Last April, the Justice Department inspector-general (IG) referred McCabe to Washington’s top federal prosecutor after the IG’s report found that McCabe had lied to investigators or Comey four times, including on three occasions when McCabe was under oath.

McCabe has also faced controversy over a much-debated text message from FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who helped lead the bureau’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server. According to the four-page Republican House Intelligence Committee memo authored by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the Strzok message reportedly referred to “a meeting with Deputy Director McCabe to discuss an ‘insurance’ policy against President Trump’s election.”

Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow. Follow him on Facebook.

Written with research by Joshua Klein.

POLITICUSUSA

Published  4 months ago

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the incoming chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said that there is evidence that Trump and his business are compromised by Russia.

Transcript via ABC’s This Week:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Of course it was Michael Cohen who pled guilty this week to false statements to Congress, that (ph) admission he lied about working on the Trump Tower in Moscow to protect President Trump.

What does that tell you, what does that agreement and what you’ve learned about it tell you about Mueller’s core areas of focus, collusion with Russia, possible obstruction of justice by President Trump?

SCHIFF: Well it tell me a couple things, it tells me that he wanted to lock in Michael Cohen. There was no reason for that plea, for that additional count. It’s not going to materially affect his sentence.

But it does have the benefit of making sure that nothing changes down the road, that there’s no pardon that causes this witness to go south. I think the likelihood of that was very remote, but nonetheless as a prosecutor, you don’t like to take chances.

It also tells me that he wanted to put all this on the record, he wanted this out in the public domain. And that raises a concern for me, why does Bob Mueller feel it necessary to do that?

Is it that he fears that Mr. Whitaker will shut him down or prevent him from telling the country what happened? So that’s some of the – I think the procedural significance, but the very broad significance here, George, is that there is now testimony, there is now a witness who confirms that in the same way Michael Flynn was compromised, that the president and his business are compromised.

And that is the national security – former national security advisor Michael Flynn was compromised because he was saying things – things publicly that were not true about discussions with the Russians over sanctions.

Rep. Adam Schiff tells @GStephanopoulos Cohen deal shows Robert Mueller "wanted to put all this on the record…and that raises a concern for me. Why does Bob Mueller feel it necessary to do that? Is it that he fears that Mr. Whitaker will shut him down?" https://t.co/j4jW9gu6re pic.twitter.com/cdRh6u9BNQ

— ABC News (@ABC) December 2, 2018

The man who is going to be leading the House Russia investigation in about a month is warning that Trump is a threat to national security because he has been compromised by the Russians. It is that simple. Trump is making US foreign policy based on his personal financial interests.

Adam Schiff is suggesting that there is evidence that Trump wanted the Russian sanctions removed so that he could make money.

It may seem obvious that Trump is compromised, but it is vitally important when a member of Congress says that there is evidence that national security is at risk.

Rep. Schiff is going to get the facts, and the truth may lead straight to the impeachment and removal of Trump as president.

For more discussion about this story join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC group.

Just Security

Published  4 months ago

Former White House Counsel Bob Bauer and Ryan Goodman: anatomy of collusion and possible crimes revealed by new draft court document.

Raw Story

Published  4 months ago

Outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) flaked again when he withdrew his “no” vote against controversial judicial nominee Jonathan Kobes.

Flake has pledged to stage an epic protest against President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who refused to allow a vote on a bill to protect Bob Mueller.

“So my commitment to not vote for judges before the committee or on the floor until we get this done stands,” Flake told reporters Wednesday.

“That’s not an idle threat,” CNN host Jake Tapper said when Flake announced his protest. He noted “if he votes against any of the 32 judges that come before the Senate floor, that makes it 50-50 and [Vice President] Mike Pence gets to be a tiebreaker.

That’s exactly what happened Thursday, when Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) was unable to vote, though he would have been a “yes” vote. Flake’s “no” vote would have prevented Kobes from being confirmed. Instead, Flake withdrew his “no” vote so that the vote would be 49 to 49 and Pence would have to cast the tie-breaking vote.

The incident comes just weeks after a New York Times book reviewer Jennifer Senior withdrew her positive review of Flake’s new book Conscience of a Conservative.

“I said that Flake’s book had rhetorical power,” Senior wrote. “But looking back on it, it didn’t… In my initial review, I did note that Flake’s words wouldn’t be worth much if they weren’t matched by deeds.”

“Jeff Flake’s book couldn’t even convince Jeff Flake,” she added. “As of this writing, he has voted with Trump 84 percent of the time.”

“He wrote of the despair he was feeling beneath the lacquered smile,” she added. “But Flake, as a sitting senator, has been in the position to do more than despair. He has been in the position to swallow his misgivings about policy and align himself with the opposition. He could have waged guerrilla warfare against Trump’s agenda at decisive moments.”

Kobes’ nomination was opposed by several groups, including a rating of “Not Qualified” from the nonpartisan American Bar Association’s (“ABA”) Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.

Observer

Published  4 months ago

President Trump arrives back at the White House on December 7, 2018. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President Trump arrives back at the White House on December 7, 2018. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Nearly two years ago, in the first month of Donald J. Trump’s presidency, I touched off a firestorm by telling the public what our Intelligence Community—publicly attacked as Nazis by our 45th president on the eve of his inauguration—felt about their new commander-in-chief. As I tweeted, passing on the viewpoint of a senior IC official: “He will die in jail.”

This utterance outraged the president’s defenders and was considered outré, even though everybody in the IC I’ve encountered who’s familiar with the Trump case—not a short list—feels similarly. America’s spies before Trump took his oath of office concluded that the Kremlin helped elect the president, and the IC, which deals in facts rather than spin, has never wavered on this point.

Simply put, our president has most likely committed crimes, above all conspiring with a hostile power to boost his 2016 campaign (including seeking financial gain from that unfriendly foreign country), which none of his predecessors did, so it’s increasingly likely that Trump will accrue punishments never visited on any American president.

Just how much hot water the president and his retinue are in came into focus last week with multiple bombshells dropped by the Department of Justice. First, the Special Counsel on Tuesday informed a Federal court that Michael Flynn, the president’s short-lived first national security adviser, had decisively flipped on Team Trump.

A retired Army three-star general and disgraced former Defense Intelligence Agency head, Flynn lasted barely three weeks in the Trump White House before he resigned over his dubious ties to the Kremlin, which he admitted he lied about to the FBI. Flynn’s fate has been up in the air for more than a year, and Mueller’s filing makes clear that the general has provided the Special Counsel with ample evidence against the president. In exchange for his “substantial assistance,” including 19 meetings with Team Mueller, Flynn will likely serve no jail time at all.

If this weren’t enough to terrify the White House, Friday’s news proved more devastating still to Trump and his defenders, who continue to insist, per the president’s oft-repeated tweets, that Mueller is a fraud peddling ‘FAKE NEWS’ and there was ‘NO COLLUSION’ with the Kremlin in 2016. Late on Friday evening, Team Mueller blew those lies apart by revealing that Paul Manafort, the president’s campaign manager during the pivotal period of the 2016 race, had lied to the Special Counsel.

In violation of his cooperation agreement with Mueller, Manafort remained in contact with the White House, passing Special Counsel information on to the Oval Office. Worse, Manafort stayed in touch with his longtime Russian partner and friend Konstantin Kilimnik, who has also been indicted by DOJ for his role in the 2016 campaign. Since Kilimnik is a known Russian intelligence operative, this was an almost unimaginably stupid thing for Manafort to do. Why he remained in touch with Kilimnik raises troubling counterintelligence questions. As Mueller’s memo stated forthrightly, “The evidence demonstrates that Manafort lied about his contacts.” Already 69 years old and facing a raft of serious charges, not to mention an angry Special Counsel, Manafort seems likely to die in jail.

Even that was not Trump’s worst news on Friday. Mueller also released a seven-page sentencing memo in the case of Michael Cohen, the president’s longtime personal attorney. While Cohen remains in considerable hot water with Federal prosecutors in New York’s Southern District regarding various financial misdeeds, the Special Counsel is pleased with Trump’s fallen consigliere.

As explained in the memo, Cohen provided the Special Counsel’s Office “with useful information concerning certain discrete Russia-related matters core to its investigation that he obtained by virtue of his regular contacts with [Trump Organization] executives during the campaign.” Worse yet, Mueller’s memo elaborated that, as far back as November 2015, only a few months into Trump’s presidential run, Cohen was in touch with a “trusted person” in the Kremlin who offered the rising campaign “political synergy.”

To any fair-minded observer, that sounds a lot like collusion with Moscow, but as usual, the next morning President Trump took to Twitter to howl gigantic curses of ‘NO COLLUSION!’ while bizarrely telling the media assembled on the White House lawn, “We’re very happy with what we’re reading because there was no collusion whatsoever.”

This is simply more of the up-is-down argument—peddled by the president and his sycophants for two years now—that Hillary Clinton is the “real” Kremlin tool, the Democrats are the “real” conspirators, and the “Deep State” is a subsidiary of the Democratic Party that’s out to overturn the 2016 election. Such absurd deceptions may still work on the president’s hardest-core of true MAGA believers, but their impact on the rest of America seems minimal. As a deterrent to the Special Counsel’s activities, such lies can be rated at less than zero.

In truth, the Mueller investigation is closing in on the president’s family and Donald J. Trump himself. It seems inevitable that charges will be filed against people named Trump, perhaps soon, and they will include indictments for crimes related to collusion with the Kremlin. This is the indelible impression left by last week’s Special Counsel memos. Above all, Team Mueller knows a great deal more about the 2016 election than they’ve told the public, including damning evidence of collusion collected by our Intelligence Community.

Even stalwart Trump defenders are beginning to let a bit of reality intrude. Last week, Andrew Napolitano, the New Jersey judge turned Fox News commentator, informed his FNC flock that, actually, this Mueller thing is real. Attacking the president’s efforts to pretend that it’s all fake news, Napolitano explained, “I am not of the view that Mueller is on a fishing expedition or is about to go home,” adding that news about Cohen and Manafort was bad indeed for the White House. “Federal criminal prosecution is not beanbag,” he concluded ominously, warning of more indictments to come.

Then another Fox News talking head decided to level with his audience. Andrew McCarthy, a onetime DOJ prosecutor turned right-wing pundit, and a stout defender of the White House in its travails with the Special Counsel, stated that, in fact, Trump is likely to be indicted by the feds. With the latest Cohen memo, McCarthy explained that Team Trump’s 2016 violations of campaign finance laws seemed real, adding “the Cohen case in New York City is not about Cohen. The president is in peril of being charged.”

Then came Adam Schiff, the California Democratic congressman who’s about to take the chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in which position Schiff will make Trump’s life hell with rafts of subpoenas regarding the president’s ties with Moscow, political and financial. On CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday morning, Rep. Schiff dropped a bombshell by stating, “There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him. That he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time.”

Schiff, a former DOJ prosecutor who once jailed an FBI turncoat for spying for the Kremlin, is a sober fellow not prone to wild statements, thus making his utterance the more damning. While the president’s cheering section met Schiff’s words with angry derision, the congressman was simply stating what’s been known to Washington, DC insiders for some time. After two years of White House lies and obfuscations, the truth is coming out, at last.

Donald J. Trump is 72 years old. His conviction on serious felonies could be tantamount to a death sentence. Yet that may be his future if the president doesn’t rapidly come to some sort of agreement with Bob Mueller and his prosecutors. As our spies have known all along.

Dan Bongino

Published  4 months ago

In this episode I address the Michael Cohen plea deal. The deal is clearly a desperation move by Bob Mueller’s political witch hunt team. I also discuss the interconnected web of players working to hide the scandal of the century.

News Picks:

What is Donald Trump’s former lawyer up to with the Mueller team?

In this viral speech I succinctly address the scheme to pull off the spying scandal of the century.

Who is leaking this critical information from the Special Counsel probe?

This Lee Smith piece from March describes the Mueller witch hunt perfectly.

The Obama Administration used pepper spray and tear gas liberally at the border.

The Trump economy is performing significantly better than the Obama economy. These numbers don’t lie.

Jeff Flake is a disgrace to the Republican Party.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  4 months ago

Former CIA Chief-turned-Twitter-troll John Brennan lashed out at President Trump Tuesday for defending himself against Mueller’s unconstitutional witch hunt.

President Trump attacked Mueller’s gang of angry Democrats and even brought up the DNC server which the FBI still has never forensically inspected.

“The now $30,000,000 Witch Hunt continues and they’ve got nothing but ruined lives. Where is the Server? Let these terrible people go back to the Clinton Foundation and “Justice” Department!” Trump said as part of a tweet storm.

Brennan said Mueller’s name will be revered in history while Trump’s name will be scorned.

Was the former CIA Chief foreshadowing when he compared Trump’s behavior to authoritarian leaders abroad before they were “deposed”?

“Deposed” as in removed from office suddenly and forcefully, not “deposed” as in questioned under oath.

BRENNAN: Your feelings of inferiority, insecurity, vulnerability, and culpability are loud & clear. You remind me of how many corrupt authoritarian leaders abroad behaved before they were deposed. Bob Mueller’s name will be revered in the annals of U.S. history; your name will be scorned.

Your feelings of inferiority, insecurity, vulnerability, and culpability are loud & clear. You remind me of how many corrupt authoritarian leaders abroad behaved before they were deposed. Bob Mueller’s name will be revered in the annals of U.S. history; your name will be scorned. https://t.co/aYnYetwJV1

— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) November 27, 2018

John Brennan frequently lashes out at President Trump from Twitter.

In a bold move, President Trump pulled Brennan’s security clearance in August.

The president turned up the volume on Wednesday and tweeted a warning to the Deep State.

President Trump retweeted an image of top Obama administration officials behind bars–including Rosenstein and Mueller! (Too bad Brennan is missing)

realclearpolitics

Published  4 months ago

Dan Bongino, author of Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump, lists reasons why the Mueller probe is the cleanup operation for what he called the "biggest scam in American history." Bongino presents the evidence at the David Horowitz Freedom Center Restoration Weekend 2018.

Dan Bongino

Published  5 months ago

In this episode I address the deeply disturbing connections in the Clinton Foundation scandal and the Russian influence operation targeted against the Clintons. This may be the most important episode yet.

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News Picks:

President Trump has submitted his answers to Bob Mueller’s team. Is this the end of the witch hunt?

John Solomon’s piece from October of last year describes the troubles ahead for the Clinton Foundation.

Congress schedules a critical hearing about the Clinton Foundation investigation.

Another fake controversy being spread by The NY Times about Trump and the DOJ.

Liberal groups are fighting common sense Medicaid reform.

Is Mia Love’s congressional loss evidence of liberal racism?

Nancy Pelosi strikes back.

Breitbart

Published  5 months ago

Politico accused President Donald Trump of “cyberbullying” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) with an apparently deliberate typo on Sunday in which he referred to the incoming House Intelligence Committee chair as “little Adam Schitt.”

So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2018

In covering Trump’s tweet, Politico’s Quint Forgey called the president’s tweet “his crudest nickname yet for a political rival,” and suggested Trump was guilty of “cyberbullying”:

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether the president’s misspelling of Schiff’s name was intentional. The office of first lady Melania Trump, who has championed anti-cyberbullying efforts through her “Be Best” initiative, also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The “f” key is near the “t” key on a typical QWERTY keyboard, but the president’s errant spelling of Schiff’s surname was almost certainly deliberate.

In his post-midterm election press conference, Trump stressed that he wanted to work with Democrats in the U.S. House, but would fight them if they insisted on crippling his administration through investigations. Trump warned Democrats against a “warlike posture.”

Schiff has insisted for two years that there is “more than circumstantial evidence” of “collusion” between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government, though such evidence has yet to emerge. On Sunday, he objected to the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General in place of Jeff Sessions, who resigned earlier this month and had recused himself from the Russia investigation after taking office in 2017.

In response to Trump’s tweet, Schiff responded:

Wow, Mr. President, that’s a good one.

Was that like your answers to Mr. Mueller’s questions, or did you write this one yourself? https://t.co/Yd27sayt7C

— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) November 18, 2018

Schiff’s own Twitter feed is full of anti-Trump tweets, including a claim that Trump is the “worst president in modern history.”

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

Mediaite

Published  5 months ago

President Donald Trump‘s latest Twitter attack? Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). Or, as the commander in chief calls him, “little Adam Schitt.”

Trump mocked the congressman with the name in a Sunday tweet, writing it was “so funny” that Schiff was “talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!”

So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2018

In recent days, the congressman has denounced Trump’s appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, even calling it his “most direct challenge to the rule of law” in a Washington Post editorial last week.

Whitaker’s appointment has been the target of widespread controversy for the president’s failure to have him approved by the senate first.

Though Trump’s tweet decried Special Counsel Robert Mueller not having received Senate approval, that is not a necessary step of the appointment process for his position.

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dailycaller

Published  5 months ago

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to give California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff a new nickname.

So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2018

“So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!” the Republican president tweeted.

Trump previously called Schiff “Liddle’ Adam Schiff, the leakin’ monster.”

The two have increasingly sparred over the past two years. Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, is poised to assume the chairmanship of the committee once the Democrats assume control of the lower chamber of Congress in January. (RELATED: Republican Tom MacArthur Criticizes Democrat Adam Schiff For Failing To Apologize To His Adopted Children)

The Sunday tweet came after Schiff appeared on ABC’s “This Week” and indicated that his party would likely challenge Trump’s appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

“So it’s a flawed appointment, but the biggest flaw from my point of view is that he was chosen for the purpose of interfering with the Mueller investigation,” the Democratic lawmaker said, arguing that Whitaker’s appointment was unconstitutional because it needed to be confirmed by the Senate confirmation.

Trump fired former Attorney General Jeff Sessions the day after Election Day and Sessions’ chief of staff, Whitaker, as his replacement. Democrats suspect that Trump will use Whitaker’s acting attorney general status to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into alleged Russian election meddling.

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POLITICUSUSA

Published  5 months ago

Nicolle Wallace reported that a White House source told her that Trump is having a meltdown over the Mueller investigation and that his mental state is at its worst point in years.

Wallace said:

The source close to the president tells me today that the president’s state of mind is the worst it’s been since the campaign. And that among the west wing staff, there is a near universal sense of foreboding. New reporting from “The New York Times” offers a likely explanation. Three straight days of meetings with his lawyers in the Russia investigation. The reason to draft answers to questions suppose posed by the special counsel Robert Mueller.

Those long days of meetings on Mueller may have been behind this outburst, “The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They’ve found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want. They are a disgrace to our nation. And don’t care how many lives they ruin. These are angry people, including the highly conflicted Bob Mueller who worked for Obama for eight years. They won’t even look at all of the bad acts and crimes on the other side. A total witch hunt like no other in American history.” Well, someone is going nuts.

Nicolle Wallace reported that a White House source told her that Trump is having a meltdown over the Mueller investigation and that his mental state is at it's worst point in years. https://t.co/FT4CMD5Uiy pic.twitter.com/a3fNTdawUm

— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) November 15, 2018

Mueller was given the green light today to go after some indicted Russians. Even with Trump’s hand-picked attorney general in place, the Mueller investigation is moving forward. Democrats will soon be running the House which means that soon Donald Trump will be up against an investigation that he can’t game, control, or manipulate.

The Trump meltdown is a sure signal that more indictments are coming, and it also proves that the president slowly realizes that he is trapped with nowhere left to hide.

Dan Bongino

Published  5 months ago

President Donald Trump didn’t mince words today, as he took to Twitter to blast the Special Counsel, calling the inner workings of the investigation “a total mess.”

He called Mueller’s team of investigators a “disgrace to our Nation,” and said they were “shouting at people” and “horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want.”

The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want. They are a disgrace to our Nation and don’t…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2018

….care how many lives the ruin. These are Angry People, including the highly conflicted Bob Mueller, who worked for Obama for 8 years. They won’t even look at all of the bad acts and crimes on the other side. A TOTAL WITCH HUNT LIKE NO OTHER IN AMERICAN HISTORY!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2018

The President’s comments come on the heels of a couple of reports on the latest possible indictments in the Mueller investigation:

On Monday, Infowars editor and author, Jerome Corsi, said he believes he will be indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a “perjury trap” soon.

“I got served a subpoena on August 28th, at my home, two FBI agents showed up unannounced, and I did not talk to the FBI, of course, my wife was pretty startled,” he said on the video.”

“We began a series of discussions with them that have gone on for two months,” he explained. “At the end of that two months, even though I did everything I could to cooperate, the entire negotiations, discussions, have just blown up.”

Mueller investigators told the Wall Street Journal that the Special Counsel is also investigating whether or not political consultant Roger Stone tried to “intimidate and discredit a witness who is contradicting (his) version of events about his contacts with WikiLeaks.

The Atlantic

Published  5 months ago

But the congresswoman says she isn’t planning to go down that road—yet.

David Harris Jr

Published  5 months ago

Matt Whitaker could become the Democrats’ worst nightmare. Someone in charge of the DOJ, at least temporarily that has demonstrated in the past that he thinks that the Mueller witch hunt needs to end, and according to an earlier interview, that Hillary Clinton should be indicted. He is now in a position to do both. Previously, he had said that firing Mueller is not necessary. His idea is to just cut his budget to the point that he can’t continue. Mueller would then probably resign. There is another thing that the Democrats need to worry about. Whitaker can now release documents long sought after by congressional investigators.

Drain that swamp.

Whitaker spoke extensively about the Mueller investigation prior to joining the Justice Department in June 2017 noting that “Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing” with respect to investigating the president’s finances.

Whitaker has also tweeted about the Mueller investigation in the past, appearing to disparage the investigation.

Whitaker also suggested that one way the Mueller investigation could be reigned is to defund the Mueller investigation saying on CNN in 2017 that in the event Sessions is fired the “attorney general doesn’t fire Bob Mueller, but he just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to almost a halt.”

Whitaker also wrote an op-ed in July 2016 that he would indict former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server, saying:

A reasonable prosecutor may ask, if on numerous occasions, an unknown State Department employee had taken top secret information from a secured system, emailed that information on a Gmail account, and stored the information on a personal server for years, would that individual be prosecuted? I believe they would.

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— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) November 3, 2018

He has also just announced that his book “Why I Couldn’t Stay Silent” is available! You don’t want to miss it! Click the tab “Book” on the Home Page on his website.

Daily Intelligencer

Published  5 months ago

Before the forced resignation of Jeff Sessions as attorney general, it was possible, however optimistically, to dismiss Donald Trump’s authoritarianism as mere rhetoric and affect. It is not possible any longer. Sessions’s departure, and his replacement with Matt Whitaker, is Trump’s plan to corrupt the Department of Justice. It is the most dire threat to the republic since Trump’s election itself.

If you study literature of democratic backsliding, the frightening conclusion is that nobody has devised a system of laws comprehensive enough to guarantee the survival of a democratic government. Because there is always wiggle room in the execution and enforcement of the law, democracies rely on informal norms. One of those norms is the independence of federal law enforcement, without which, the ruling party could use the law as a weapon against its enemies while shielding itself.

Of course, presidents have the leeway to choose their own attorney general. It is mere tradition that dictates that the attorney general, once selected, operate at arm’s length from the president’s political interests. There is simply no doubt that Trump’s entire rationale for firing Sessions is his refusal to quash the Russia investigation, because he has not even bothered to conceal his motive. Trump has repeatedly lambasted Sessions for failing to “stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now.” Sessions is an original Trump loyalist, an unusually committed believer in and effective implementer of the president’s ethnonationalist agenda on immigration and crime. Sessions’s sole failure (in Trump’s eyes) was having to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, and refusing Trump’s demands to reverse the decision. Corruption is literally Trump’s only motive for turning against him.

What’s more, he has frequently expressed the overarching ethos with which the Department should operate. Trump told the New York Times that President Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, covered up what Trump claims to be multiple serious crimes by Obama and that this is the correct way for him to operate. “Holder protected the president,” he said. “And I have great respect for that, I’ll be honest, I have great respect for that.” At other times, reaching for a more familiar example, he wished the attorney general would be “my Roy Cohn,” referring to the architect of Joe McCarthy’s notorious smears, who went on to mentor Trump.

Trump has every reason to believe that he has found his Roy Cohn in Whitaker. The archconservative new acting attorney general has run for office and appears to see his future in Republican politics. As a candidate, he publicly declared that judges should be “people of faith” who had “a biblical view of justice.” In practical terms, he has interpreted the biblical view of justice the way most of his fellow Christian conservatives do: a combination of stern, Old Testament punishments meted out to Democrats combined with New Testament forgiveness toward any sin by a Republican.

Whitaker has publicly attacked the FBI for failing to indict Hillary Clinton for using a personal email. He defended Donald Trump Jr.’s decision to meet with a Russian operative promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. He opposed the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russian election interference (“Hollow calls for independent prosecutors are just craven attempts to score cheap political points and serve the public in no measurable way.”) Whitaker has called on Rod Rosenstein to curb Mueller’s investigation, and specifically declared Trump’s finances (which include dealings with Russia) off-limits. He has urged Trump’s lawyers not to cooperate with Mueller’s “lynch mob”:

Worth a read. "Note to Trump's lawyer: Do not cooperate with Mueller lynch mob" https://t.co/a1YY9H94Ma via @phillydotcom

— Matt Whitaker ?? (@MattWhitaker46) August 7, 2017

And he has publicly mused that a way to curb Mueller’s power might be to deprive him of resources. “I could see a scenario,” he said on CNN last year, “where Jeff Sessions is replaced, it would recess appointment and that attorney general doesn’t fire Bob Mueller but he just reduces his budget to so low that his investigations grinds to almost a halt.”

More recently, having been installed in the Department of Justice, Whitaker has reportedly operated as a kind of White House spy to keep tabs on officials who might be suspiciously independent of Trump. Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly “has privately described [Whitaker] as the West Wing’s ‘eyes and ears”’ in a department the president has long considered at war with him,” the New York Times reported two months ago.

At his press conference this morning, President Trump reveled in the defeat of several Republican House candidates who had declined his “embrace.” He warned the incoming House Democrats not to investigate him or his administration. He is demonstrating the confidence of a man who believes he can reduce every political question, however indisputably wrong or corrupt his own position, into a partisan conflict. And in such a conflict he has every reason to believe he commands the loyalty of the party base, and his own party will join his side.

The federal government has awesome and terrifying legal powers, which have been held in check since Richard Nixon nearly shook them from their moorings. Republicans have ignored every warning sign of Trump’s designs on these powers. The one thing we can know for certain is that he will not stop here.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  5 months ago

Hollywood has gone completely off the deep end during the Trump presidency. We’ve always known that Hollywood is liberal but they’ve completely lost touch with reality over there since Trump was elected president. They just don’t get it and it doesn’t look like they are going to start getting it any time soon.

TV producer Chuck Lorre recently slipped a message into one of his shows that a lot of people are a little annoyed by.

From Conservative Tribune:

While I don’t know much about Lorre’s shows, what I do know (if perhaps you don’t) is that he’s famous for putting a card at the end of the episode that appears for only a split second and contains a message on it. Fans can go to their DVR, pause it and take a good look at the Easter egg that Lorre has decided to leave for them. (And why not? Odds are he probably spent more time writing that than anything else in the episode.)

According to Newsbusters, Lorre slipped one such card into the end of Oct. 25 episode of “The Big Bang Theory.”

This card, however, had a very dodgy “prayer” on it.

Chuck Lorre Productions, #598

My Prayer

God, (I call you that even though I suspect thou art well beyond names and words and might actually be some sort of ineffable quantum situation), I humbly beseech thee to make thy presence known on November 6th. Demonstrate your omnipotence through us as we make ink marks on little circles in curtained booths. Of course if you, in your divine wisdom, believe a fascist, hate-filled, fear-mongering, demagogic, truth-shattering, autocratic golf cheater is what we need right now, then, you know, thy will be done. But if thou art inclined to more freedom, more love, more compassion, and just more of the good stuff thou hath been promoting in our hearts or our parietal lobes – either one, doesn’t really matter – I submissively ask that thy encourage voter turnout in that general direction. Also God, please help Bob Mueller. Guide him and make him strong, brave, wise and true. And yes, I know there must be thousands of guys named Bob Mueller, so why not help them all, just to be on the safe side. Amen.

Oh, almost forgot, remind those who collaborate with the darkness that thou art the light, and the light is not above whipping out a little Old Testament wrath. Amen again.

They probably think they are pretty clever. In reality, Democrats are only helping Trump when they do childish things like this.

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Dan Bongino

Published  6 months ago

In this episode I address the coming chaos surrounding the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. You’ve never seen anything like what’s coming. I also address President Trump’s stunning comments about foreign intelligence involvement in the Spygate scheme.

News Picks:

This piece addresses the main targets of Bob Mueller’s witch hunt and the mysterious lack of any “collusion” charges.

Rosenstein must be fired. Andy McCarthy makes the case.

Was the whole collusion fairytale based on a flawed intelligence assessment?

This Chuck Ross piece dismantles yet another piece of the collusion fairytale.

What is Andrew McCabe’s lawyer up to?

Was Rod Rosenstein really threatening to wear a wire in meetings with the President?

If you’re getting ready to buy or sell a house be very careful. Read this piece about the latest scam.

Another questionable accusation about Brett Kavanaugh.

I Love My Freedom

Published  7 months ago

Following weeks of looking as if it was on the ropes, the Deep State landed a devastating one-two punch on President Trump late this afternoon.

First, the president’s unethical former personal attorney Michael Cohen cut a plea deal with prosecutors in which he fingered then-candidate Trump in signing off on “hush money” payments to silence woman of ill repute and jaded smut queen Stormy Daniels.

Even though Cohen is a duplicitous rat who secretly recorded numerous clients, the media has already tried and convicted the president on campaign finance violations so look for the winged monkeys to swarm now that there is another excuse to appeal to the prurient interests of low information voters with the sex angle.

Then in what is really a much more ominous sign for the embattled Trump, Bob Mueller’s unaccountable political Gestapo scored a big win in a federal court this afternoon when they predictably delivered a staggering blow to former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

The jury found Manfort guilty of 8 of 18 counts brought by the compromised Mueller hit squad (all before he ever worked for Trump) and now the 69-year-old who has been treated worse than a terrorist is looking at dying in prison if he doesn’t cooperate by helping to frame Trump and set up the now inevitable impeachment and Stalinist show trial in the Senate.

Manafort is looking at a maximum of 80 years behind bars and still faces another criminal trial on charges ginned up by the Deep State’s hitman Mueller.

Manafort faces up to 80 years in prison https://t.co/w8B9cPubpe pic.twitter.com/elWkaHKU94

Via The Hill, “Manafort faces maximum of 80 years in prison”:

Paul Manafort faces a maximum of 80 years in prison for his conviction Tuesday on eight charges of bank and tax fraud.

President Trump’s one-time campaign chairman was found guilty on five counts of filing false income tax returns, one count of failing to report foreign bank and financial accounts and two counts of bank fraud.

Manafort faces a maximum of 15 years in prison for the tax fraud charges, a maximum of five years for the one charge of failing to report a foreign bank or financial account, and 60 years for the two bank fraud charges, which each carry a maximum sentence of up to 30 years.

Federal prosecutors said in a February court filing, however, that Manafort will likely only get eight to 10 years for the tax fraud charges, based on the federal sentencing guidelines, which are advisory.

Judge T.S. Ellis III could decide to sentence Manafort over or under the recommended range. Judges also often allow sentences for separate charges to run concurrently as opposed to consecutively.

Trump commented on the verdict as well as lamenting that the lynching of Manafort had nothing whatsoever to do with Russia although that won’t matter to his enemies.

WATCH: President Trump, arriving in West Virginia, says he feels "very badly" for Paul Manafort after he was found guilty of financial fraud. https://t.co/5n1oTNG7iW pic.twitter.com/kPqov6Djy0

— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 21, 2018

This is not a good day for the American legal system which thanks to Mueller now resembles something out of the old Soviet Union. Nor is it for the POTUS whose inexplicable inaction on declassifying the Justice Department-FBI documents on real collusion between Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele would have been a devastating preemptive strike.

Will Manafort hold out or will Mueller’s inevitable threats of throwing him in with the general population to face being raped by criminals seal the deal to save his own ass in exchange for dealing a staggering blow to the republic?

This is a developing story…

courant.com

Published  7 months ago

The Republican nominee for governor, Bob Stefanowski, attended a recent birthday bash for top Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow where a Connecticut resident who runs a website that has been a platform for white nationalists was also present.

The guest list for the Saturday night party at Kudlow’s Redding home included Peter Brimelow, founder of the anti-immigration website Vdare.com, known for espousing white-identity politics.

Brimelow, a conservative writer and Litchfield resident, has rejected the white nationalist label, but told the Harvard Crimson in 2016 that his website does “certainly publish a few writers I would regard as ‘white nationalist’ in that they stand up for whites just as Zionists, black nationalists do for Jews, blacks, etc.”

It was not clear if Stefanowski knows Brimelow, knows of his views or interacted with him.

Stefanowski’s campaign manager, Patrick Trueman, declined to comment, but referred to a Kudlow’s response to the Washington Post about inviting Brimelow to the party.

“If I had known this, we would never have invited him,” Kudlow told The Post. “I’m disappointed and saddened to hear about it.”

Kudlow characterized Brimelow’s views as “a side of Peter that I don’t know, and I totally, utterly disagree with that point of view and have my whole life. I’m a civil rights Republican.”

Requests for further comment were left Wednesday for Kudlow, as well as the White House.

Brimelow tweeted Tuesday night, “Apparently we’re not supposed to have personal friends anymore. Who knew.”

Ned Lamont, Stefanowski’s Democratic opponent in the governor’s race, called the revelation shocking and disturbing.

“Bob Stefanowski has hit a new low,” Lamont said in a prepared statement. “He not only has a moral obligation to call out the bigotry of Larry Kudlow, he needs to apologize for being at this event himself. There are not ‘good people’ on ‘both sides’ of bigotry — there's simply right and wrong.”

Last week, Lamont referred to Stefanowski as “Bob Trumpanowski” in a tweet after the president endorsed the GOP nominee.

"If you are silent in the face of racism, and if you refuse to stand up to white nationalists, you are furthering their grip on America,” Lamont said Wednesday. “If you're going to decline comment when you see wrong, you are not standing up for what's right. That is the choice we face in November. I will always stand for Connecticut values over Trump values."

A political newcomer, Stefanowski was registered as a Democrat during the 2016 presidential election, but did not vote. He welcomed Trump’s endorsement last week.

The Courant has learned that also in attendance at Kudlow’s birthday bash was Roger Stone, the on-again, off-again Trump confidant whose premonitions about the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign emails by Russian agents during the 2016 presidential election have made the Norwalk native a focus of Bob Mueller’s investigation.

Stefanowski prevailed in the five-way GOP primary Aug. 14 and is running on a tax cut plan crafted by Reaganomics guru Arthur Laffer. Kudlow was director for economics and planning in the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan.

Stefanowski has touted Kudlow’s support for his plan, which calls for calls for phasing out the state income, corporate income and business entity taxes, as well as the elimination of the gift and estate taxes. The document further recommends the privatization of the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Critics say that the plan is untenable because the state income tax accounts for 55 percent of all tax revenue in Connecticut.

I Love My Freedom

Published  7 months ago

Now that the entire political left, the Democrats and their lickspittles in the media in the mainstream media are on cloud nine following former Trump attorney Michal Cohen’s accusing the president of violating campaign finance laws, one important idea must be entertained on the way to the impeachment tribunals.

Despite all of the sound and fury and despite Cohen’s turning rat to save his own skin, it’s not President Trump who is guilty as charged but rather the embittered loser of the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton.

Yes, that’s right. By virtue of her exalted status as the matriarch of the Clinton global crime syndicate, crooked Hillary continues to receive a free pass from the feds, the media and most of all, the angry army of the Resistance.

But not from her former pollster who has just earned himself a bounty on his head from the Hillary dead-enders and the social media hate mobs. Mark Penn has gone rogue and in breaking from the pack, has risked his safety, his future employment prospects and may very well end up on Silicon Valley’s watch lists.

In an editorial by the man who ran served as Slick Willie’s pollster before he was the chief strategist of Hillary’s doomed 2008 campaign, Penn let it rip by blasting the double standard of how Trump is treated in comparison to his former master as well as calling out Saint Bob Mueller for using Cohen to frame Trump.

And in what will prove to be an unforgivable sin, he scoffs at the idea that Trump’s alleged payments to smut queen Stormy Daniels constituted a violation of the law while Team Hillary’s payment to retain the slime for hire due of Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele is ignored.

A Democrat and long-time Clinton ally says it better and more objectively than I can about the Michael Cohen plea. I defer to Mark Penn: https://t.co/vL2RgO99Vl

— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 22, 2018

Via The Hill “Cohen’s plea deal is prosecutor’s attempt to set up Trump”:

The usual procedures here would be for the FEC to investigate complaints and sort through these murky laws to determine if these kinds of payments are personal in nature or more properly classified as campaign expenditures. And, on the Daniels payment that was made and reimbursed by Trump, it is again a question of whether that was made for personal reasons (especially since they have been trying since 2011 to obtain agreement). Just because it would be helpful to the campaign does not convert it to a campaign expenditure. Think of a candidate with bad teeth who had dental work done to look better for the campaign; his campaign still could not pay for it because it’s a personal expenditure.

Contrast what is going on here with the treatment of the millions of dollars paid to a Democratic law firm which, in turn, paid out money to political research firm Fusion GPS and British ex-spy Christopher Steele without listing them on any campaign expenditure form — despite crystal-clear laws and regulations that the ultimate beneficiaries of the funds must be listed. This rule was even tightened recently. There is no question that hiring spies to do opposition research in Russia is a campaign expenditure, and yet, no prosecutorial raids have been sprung on the law firm, Fusion GPS or Steele. Reason: It does not “get” Trump.

You can read Penn’s entire article HERE.

One has to applaud Mark Penn for daring to say that the emperor has no clothes.

The Weekly Standard

Published  8 months ago

The former CIA director is no hero.

WSJ

Published  8 months ago

FBI agent Peter Strzok’s appearance before Congress Thursday was a predictable political circus, and here’s what we learned: President Trump will have to declassify a host of documents if he wants Americans to learn the truth about what happened in 2016.

Mr. Strzok was combative, and he pointed to an FBI lawyer in the room as reason not to disclose much of anything about his investigation into the Russia connections of the Trump campaign. Under pressure from Ohio’s Jim Jordan, Mr. Strzok did reveal that Justice Department official Bruce Ohr acted as a channel between the opposition-research firm Fusion GPS and the FBI in 2016. We already knew that Mr. Ohr’s wife Nellie worked for Fusion.

This means that Fusion, an outfit on the payroll of the Clinton campaign, had a messenger on the government payroll to deliver its anti-Trump documents to the FBI. This confirms that the FBI relied on politically motivated sources as part of its probe, even as Mr. Strzok insists he showed no political bias in his investigating decisions.

Yet if this is the most Congress could pry out of the FBI’s lead Russia investigator over 10 hours, legislative oversight won’t discover the truth. Mr. Trump will have to help Congress by ordering Justice and the FBI to declassify the relevant documents. Consistent with protecting legitimate sources and methods, here is the document list Mr. Trump should want released:

• The FISA applications. Justice and the FBI made one application and three renewals for warrants against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. The text of those applications would show the degree to which the FBI relied on the dossier compiled by Christopher Steele at the request of Fusion GPS. They would also show how honest FBI and Justice were with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that approves warrants.

• Woods procedures documents. The FBI is required to vet and support the facts its presents to a FISA court when it seeks a warrant to eavesdrop on a U.S. citizen. These rules are known as Woods procedures, and releasing sections of this Woods file would show the extent to which the FBI verified the dossier or other evidence it used as its justification to listen to Trump campaign aides. More broadly, Mr. Trump should declassify any document that demonstrates what the FBI and Justice knew about the provenance and accuracy of the Fusion-Steele dossier.

• The 302s. These forms include information taken from the notes FBI agents make while interviewing a source or subject. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley last week asked Justice to declassify the 302s for 12 separate FBI interviews with Mr. Ohr concerning his contacts with Mr. Steele. Declassifying other 302s related to the subjects in this probe (including former Trump aides George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn ) would reveal what the FBI was told, who provided what information, and how much came from politically motivated sources.

• The 1023s. These are the equivalent of 302s for counterintelligence, and they document FBI debriefings with informants or sources. Mr. Trump should declassify these and other documents showing interaction between the FBI and Mr. Steele, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, Fusion backer Dan Jones, informant Stefan Halper, or anyone the FBI used to keep tabs on the Trump campaign. These documents would reveal the extent and dates of the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign.

Mr. Trump is undoubtedly being told that declassifying these documents would set a bad precedent, or risk accusations that he is undermining special counsel Bob Mueller’s investigation. But the worst precedent would be letting mistrust and partisan suspicion persist over how law enforcement behaved during a presidential campaign.

Mr. Mueller’s probe is also moving ahead without interference, as his indictment Friday of a dozen Russian agents for hacking Democratic National Committee computers shows. But indictments of Russians who will never see a U.S. courtroom don’t tell us anywhere near the complete story. That duty falls to Congress, not to a special counsel whose job is deciding whether or not to prosecute crimes.

Mr. Trump is going to be attacked no matter what he does. He should declassify these records or stop complaining about his Justice Department’s lack of cooperation.

Appeared in the July 14, 2018, print edition.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  8 months ago

Former CIA Director-turned-Twitter-troll John Brennan once again fired off a warning shot to President Trump Wednesday. President Trump unleashed on Mueller’s corrupt probe Wednesday morning, saying AWOL Sessions should stop the rigged witch hunt right now. Trump tweeted: ..This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right […]

Grrr Graphics

Published  8 months ago

The Mueller investigation (aka ‘The Witch Hunt’), has cost American taxpayers nearly $20 million dollars.

The whole thing was based on a fictitious dossier purchased by Hillary and the DNC to smear our president with the hope it would lead to his removal from office. Today the president tweeted out this statement:

..This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!

President Trump is right. Sessions should wake up and end Mueller’s absurd investigation.

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With the phony dossier, their operatives in the FBI and justice department illegally approved the investigation of supposed collusion with Russia by Trump. According the Democrats, that’s why Hillary lost. Not because of her corruption, her incompetence, her sense of entitlement, and her fundamental unlikeable-ness, but rather because Trump colluded with Putin to ‘hack our democracy.’ (Hillary loves using the latter phrase).

The Deep State’s propaganda arms, formerly known as the mainstream media, eagerly repeated the ‘Russia hacked our election’ narrative endlessly. Maher cracked jokes about ‘Trump being in the pocket of Putin’ each week on his show. Liberal cartoonists followed suit. The lie was repeated so much that it became established fact in the addled minds of the left.

There was only one problem.

Mueller could not find any evidence whatsoever of such collusion. So he went after others to keep up the appearance of making progress toward indicting and impeaching the president. He’s only succeeded in making himself and the entire partisan investigation look like what it is: A ridiculous waste of taxpayer money in order to prove a lie.

The more the ‘investigation’ drags on, the more ridiculous Mueller appears. He’s a dumpster diver in search of any scraps that might support his case. He even broke the lawyer/client confidentiality law in order to dredge up dirt on Trump, which was then promptly and illegally leaked. Yet he still comes up empty when it comes to his original mandate: Prove Trump engaged in collusion with Russia.

Mueller now looks like an ass clown and his Russian collusion circus tent is collapsing around him.

—Ben Garrison

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Truthfeed

Published  8 months ago

The Democrat’s top Russia kook has a brand new theory.

Adam Schiff is no longer banking on the Russians to “take down” President Trump.

Now, after experiencing the best economy in eons, and 4/1% GDP, Schiff is hoping our America First President is taken down by his unscrupulous former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

From Breitbart

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “At This Hour,” House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that if Michael Cohen’s reported claim that President Trump knew of the Donald Trump Jr.-Russia meeting, “it effectively brings the issue of collusion or conspiracy right to the president’s feet.”

Schiff said, “Well, it is quite a bombshell. If it’s true and if it can be corroborated, it would mean that the president was willing, personally, to accept Russian help during the campaign. It would certainly inform why he made those cryptic comments that same week that he was going to share information about Hillary Clinton that the public didn’t know at that point. So, it effectively brings the issue of collusion or conspiracy right to the president’s feet. But it’s also significant because it would mean that the president’s son lied about it under oath. And there, this issue is, did the president have any role in that false testimony before Congress? So, there’s another important issue there, in terms of whether perjury was committed, whether subornation of perjury was committed. This opens up a whole host of questions that Bob Mueller will need to get to the bottom of.”

grabien

Published  9 months ago

‘It’s serious because Bob Mueller is the most powerful and dangerous person in America to the constitutional Republican right now’

BONGINO: "Well, it's serious, Abby, but for all the wrong reasons. It's serious because Bob Mueller is the most powerful and dangerous person in America to the constitutional Republican right now. Bob Mueller, I cannot be clearer on this, I have been researching this case now for seven months, Bob Mueller is investigating Donald Trump. He is not investigating a crime. Unless this 'Playboy' model is a czarina of Russia, Bob Mueller is clearly way off the rails from the intention of this investigation. By the way, if Russian collusion in American — I'm sorry, Russian interference, great. Collusion? That's a nonsensical narrative. This will not move the needle on Donald Trump one bit. Because the most damaging political narratives are the ones that change some preexisting notion. Donald Trump has been honest about who he is. This will not move the needle on him one bit, but it will move the needle on Bob Mueller as people realize what a witch hunt this is."

dailycaller

Published  9 months ago

South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said Sunday that, after 18 months of congressional investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government, he has yet to see a “scintilla” of evidence showing that there was coordination between the two sides.

The Republican also said it is unlikely that any Democrat has seen evidence of collusion because if they had, California Rep. Adam Schiff would have already leaked it.

“I have not seen one scintilla of evidence that this president colluded, conspired, confederated with Russia, and neither has anyone else, or you may rest assured Adam Schiff would have leaked it,” Gowdy said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

“That’s why they’ve moved off of collusion onto obstruction of justice, which is now their current preoccupation,” he added.

Gowdy, who is a member of the House Intelligence Committee and chairman of the Committee on House Oversight & Government Reform, said he has likely seen more government documents related to the collusion investigation than anyone in Congress. (RELATED: Gowdy: ‘There Are Far Fewer Leaks From Bob Mueller Than There Are From Adam Schiff’)

In past interviews, Schiff, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, has claimed that he has seen “more than circumstantial evidence” of collusion. But when pressed to identify the evidence, Schiff has stopped short of showing that President Donald Trump or members of his campaign conspired with Russian government officials to release Democrats’ hacked emails. (RELATED: Gowdy: Republicans ‘Don’t Give A Damn’ About What Adam Schiff Thinks)

In an appearance on ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Schiff said Trump is “acting like someone who’s compromised.”

“It may very well be that he is compromised or it may very well be that he believes that he’s compromised, that the Russians have information on him,” he said.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  9 months ago

The corrupt and criminal Mueller team worked with Obama Appointed Judge Amy Berman Jackson to place President Trump’s former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort in solitary confinement. This was a conscious action to literally torture Manafort for working with Trump during the campaign.

Bernard Kerik at Newsmax wrote an excellent post on why Manafort was placed in solitary confinement. According to Kerik –

In a very small regional jail in Warsaw, Virginia, sits Bob Mueller’s big fish, Paul Manafort.

Mueller, the U.S. Department of Justice Special Counsel appointed to investigate any possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign, has charged Manafort with multiple counts of conspiracy, money laundering, tax crimes, false statements, and anything else they can wad into a big ball and throw up against the wall to see what sticks.

After his arrest, Manafort was placed on house arrest on a $10 million-dollar bail, until the government recently accused him of witness tampering and convinced U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson to revoke his bail, and remand him to jail pending trail.

To a casual observer, this would seem justified, however, to anyone that has been through it, or has witnessed the government’s selective and political prosecutions over the past few decades, they would tell you that it is all a part of a prosecutorial strategy.

Solitary confinement in prison lingo is also referred to as a special housing unit (SHU), or punitive segregation unit (PSU), and their individual cells are called a box, hole, or cage.

It’s basically a deathtrap. A 12′ x 8′ solid steel or concrete box with a metal bed, stainless steel sink and toilet, and if you’re lucky, a small concrete or metal writing table and stool. On the solid steel metal door, there may be a 4 x 24-inch window that gives the inmate a slight view of the outside corridor, that can be blackened out by the correction staff at a moment’s notice.

Kerik continues –

Where prison itself demeans, degrades, and demoralizes a defendant, solitary confinement goes far beyond the normal deprivation of freedom, where the strain of isolation can cause a prisoner to suffer from manic depression, hopelessness and despair, paranoia, anxiety and, quite often experience hallucinations. It can send suicidal prisoners over the edge, and incite juveniles to act out.

Pre-trial inmates can easily be manipulated into confessions and or guilty pleas, with promises or suggestions of being released from the box, and quite often they will do anything to be freed from the mentally and emotionally breaking cell, including lying, and pleading guilty to something they never did.

Manafort’s only crime is he worked for and supported President Trump during his campaign for the Presidency. The Mueller team is a national travesty. It will go down in history as the most corrupt and criminal enterprise in US history. The individuals being held in solitary confinement should clearly be reversed.

POLITICUSUSA

Published  1 year ago

In a court filing on Friday, Bob Mueller’s office said that it had gathered evidence that Roger Stone worked with WikiLeaks and Russia to elect Donald Trump president. This is the most clear evidence yet that Donald Trump was not legitimately elected President of the United States.

Because of other big news yesterday, such as Donald Trump trying to destroy the U.S. Constitution by declaring a bogus national emergency, this Mueller news has not gotten the attention it deserves.

Yesterday we reported that:

“Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked Democratic Party emails.”

“In a court filing on Friday, Mueller’s office said it had gathered that evidence in a separate probe into Russian intelligence officers who were charged by Mueller of hacking the emails during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and staging their release.”

The truth is that these revelations by Mueller not only prove that Roger Stone committed treason and other crimes, they also prove without a doubt that there was illegal collusion (i.e., conspiracy) between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency.

In short, Mueller’s filing for the first time proves that Donald Trump is an illegitimate president. The filing last night revealed that Mueller’s team had seized numerous communications between Stone and the Russian government hacker group called Guccifer 2.0.

This means that there is irrefutable, documented evidence that Stone was criminally conspiring with the Russian government to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in favor of Trump.

Stone was an official Trump campaign adviser for a short period of time, and he remained a personal political adviser to Donald Trump throughout the campaign. Try as he might, Trump cannot distance himself from Stone’s activities.

All Mueller needs to do now is provide evidence to a court that Donald Trump knew Roger Stone was conspiring with Russia to help him win the 2016 election. If he can do that then he can prove that Trump is also guilty of the crimes which Stone committed.

In other words, yesterday’s court filing shows that Mueller is now just one short step away from convicting Donald Trump for illegally conspiring against the United States to influence the 2016 election in his favor.

Mueller’s decision to reveal proof of collusion in an unredacted court filing shows that he is now ready to take down Donald Trump and his entire presidency.

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