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  • BREAKING: Judge in Manafort trial says he's received threats, won't reveal jurors' names over...

    08/17/2018 11:39:29 AM PDT · by blueyon · 66 replies
    Twitter AP Politics ^ | 8/17/18 | APPolitics on Twitter
    BREAKING: Judge in Manafort trial says he's received threats, won't reveal jurors' names over fears for their safety
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  • Bruce Ohr Texts, Emails Reveal Steele’s Deep Ties to Obama DOJ, FBI

    08/16/2018 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 65 replies
    https/saracarter.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Sara Carter
    A trove of emails and handwritten notes from Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr exposes the continuous contact and communication between the DOJ attorney and anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele, according to notes and documents obtained by SaraACarter.com. The emails and notes were written between 2016 and 2017. SNIP... In June 2017, Steele tells Ohr, “We are frustrated with how long this reengagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking. Anything you can do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated. There are some new, perishable, operational opportunities which we do not want to miss out on.” In October...
  • Manafort Jury asks Judge to define reasonable doubt (Twitter)

    08/16/2018 2:36:35 PM PDT · by sitetest · 175 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/16/2016 | David S. Joachim
    Verified account @davidjoachim Follow Follow @davidjoachim More David S. Joachim Retweeted David S. Joachim *MANAFORT JURY ASKS JUDGE TO REDEFINE `REASONABLE DOUBT' David S. Joachim added, David S. Joachim Verified account @davidjoachim Breaking via @TheTerminal: *MANAFORT JURY ASKS QUESTION OVER FBAR FILING *MANAFORT JUDGE TELLS JURY TO RELY ON COLLECTIVE EVIDENCE *MANAFORT JURY ASKS ABOUT DEFINITION OF SHELF COMPANY… 2:15 PM - 16 Aug 2018
  • New Texts Reveal Steele Anxious Over Comey Testimony, Hopes “Firewalls Will Hold”

    In March, 2017, two days before former FBI Director James Comey testified to lawmakers that the bureau had an open counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s campaign, former British spy Christopher Steele sent an urgent message to Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr hoping that “important firewalls will hold” when Comey testified. The text message from Steele, who compiled the infamous unverified dossier on Trump, was sent on March 18, 2017, to Ohr and obtained by SaraACarter.com from a government source, familiar with the ongoing investigation.
  • Trump Revokes Security Clearance of John Brennan, Former C.I.A. Director

    08/15/2018 11:43:56 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 229 replies
    President Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of John Brennan, the former C.I.A. director under President Barack Obama, citing what he called Mr. Brennan’s “erratic” behavior.
  • Trump campaign taking Omarosa to court, alleging breach of confidentiality agreement

    08/14/2018 8:37:30 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 89 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 AUG 18 | Kevin Breuninger | @KevinWilliamB
    Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Tuesday filed a legal action against former senior White House advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman, alleging she breached a nondisclosure agreement. Trump's 2020 re-election campaign filed the arbitration with the American Arbitration Association in New York City, according to a Trump campaign official. She is accused of violating a 2016 confidentiality agreement she signed with that campaign, the official said. Manigault Newman did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment on the Trump campaign's legal action. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
  • West Virginia House Votes to Impeach Walker, Loughry, Davis & Workman

    08/14/2018 7:46:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    WOWK ^ | 08/14/18
    UPDATE (11:50 PM 8/13/18): The West Virginia House of Delegates has impeached all four of the state's Supreme Court justices. The Republican-led House on Monday night impeached Justice Beth Walker and the other justices for abusing their authority. The article says they failed to control office expenses and not maintaining policies over important matters such as working lunches, the use of state vehicles and office computers at home. Walker was the last of the four justices to be impeached. She had avoided impeachment earlier when the House voted not to pass an article against her for $131,000 in renovations she...
  • Terror Attack at Houses of Parliament London

    08/14/2018 1:06:03 AM PDT · by Mr Radical · 99 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14th Aug 2018 | Martin Robinson, Daily Mail
    "Several people are injured after car 'intentionally ploughs into cyclists at 50mph' and smashes into security barriers outside Houses of Parliament before armed police arrest man."
  • FBI fires Peter Strzok over anti-Trump texts

    08/13/2018 8:13:01 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 234 replies
    CNBC ^ | 13 AUG 18 | Tucker Higgins | Kevin Breuninger
    The FBI has fired Peter Strzok over ant-Trump text messages he exchanged with his lover during the 2016 presidential campaign, Strzok's lawyer confirmed Monday. This story is developing. Please check back for updates.
  • Live Feeds, Unite the Right II, ANTIFA Protests Washington DC 8/12/18

    08/12/2018 12:30:15 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 75 replies
    Various Youtube channels ^ | 8/12/18 | Various Live Feeds
    One year anniversary of the Chancellorsville events. Please post additional feeds if you find them. The linked thread at the article may go offline, if so scroll the thread for additional feeds.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 12 August 2018

    08/12/2018 4:24:21 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 163 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 12 August 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 12th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. The panel will be Juan Williams of Fox News, Charlie Hurt of The Washington Times, Lisa Lerer of The Associated Press and Marc Lotter, former press secretary to Vice President Mike Pence.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Manigault Newman, former assistant to President Donald Trump and director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison and author of “Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump...
  • NEW: Daily Beast Working on Major NBC News Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Story

    08/10/2018 7:19:38 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 86 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Aug 10 2018 | Aidan McLaughlin
    The Daily Beast is working on a major story about sexual harassment and misconduct at NBC News, sources tell Mediaite. The story involves varying allegations against senior NBC News executives, and relates to alleged misconduct from years ago as well as more current allegations against network brass. One source told Mediaite that executives at NBC News are “panicked” by the reporting. NBC News did not provide comment. The Beast’s reporting comes in a tumultuous year for NBC News.
  • Judge holds Roger Stone associate in contempt for refusing to testify in Russia investigation

    08/10/2018 10:29:57 AM PDT · by EVO X · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 Aug 18 | Spencer S. Hsu and Devlin Barrett
    A federal judge has found a witness in contempt for refusing to testify before the grand jury hearing evidence in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell made the ruling Friday after a sealed hearing to discuss Andrew Miller’s refusal to appear before the grand jury. Miller is a former aide to longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone. Miller’s lawyer Paul Kamenar said after the hearing that Miller was “held in contempt, which we asked him to be in order for us to appeal the judge’s decision...
  • Turkish lira plunges 15% versus dollar after Trump authorizes doubling.....

    08/10/2018 9:22:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | aUGUST 10, 2018 | Fred Imbert
    rohl...metals tariffs on Turkey The (The Turkish lira) added to its steep losses on Friday, hitting a fresh record low, after President ( Donald Trump) authorized the doubling of metals tariffs on Turkey.
  • 'Leave immediately': US Navy plane warned over South China Sea

    08/10/2018 7:48:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | August 10, 2018 | Brad Lendon, Ivan Watson and Ben Westcott
    igh above one of the most hotly contested regions in the world, CNN was given a rare look Friday at the Chinese government's rapidly expanding militarization of the South China Sea Aboard a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane, CNN got a view from 16,500 feet of low-lying coral reefs turned into garrisons with five-story buildings, large radar installations, power plants and runways sturdy enough to carry large military aircraft. During the flight the crew received six separate warnings from the Chinese military, telling them they were inside Chinese territory and urging them to leave. "Leave immediately and keep out...
  • Ohio race just got closer after county finds hundreds of uncounted votes

    08/08/2018 4:56:18 PM PDT · by Revel · 248 replies
    cincinnati.com ^ | 7:06 p.m. ET Aug. 8, 2018 | Updated 9:00 p.m | Jessie Balmert, Cincinnati Enquirer
    <p>I can't post the article here since it is from USA today. So just go search for the title to find out that the democrats are finding uncounted ballots as usual. Of course this batch favors the democrat by 190 votes.</p>
  • Trump administration to hit Russia with new sanctions for Skripal poisoning

    08/08/2018 1:34:39 PM PDT · by McGruff · 65 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug.08.2018 | Josh Lederman
    The Trump administration is hitting Russia with new sanctions punishing President Vladimir Putin's government for using a chemical weapon against an ex-spy in Britain, U.S. officials told NBC News Wednesday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed off on a determination that Russia violated international law by poisoning the former spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter in March, officials said, a decision that was announced Wednesday afternoon by State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert. Although the U.S. joined European countries in publicly blaming Moscow within days of the attack, the Trump administration had never issued the formal determination that triggers automatic sanctions...
  • Man arrested at New Mexico compound was training kids to commit school shootings

    08/08/2018 11:59:55 AM PDT · by MNDude · 127 replies
    A man who was arrested at a New Mexico compound where 11 children were found abused was training kids to commit school shootings, court documents revealed. Authorities raided the compound on Friday after a monthslong search investigating a 3-year-old boy's disappearance led them to the property, where the children were discovered hungry and living in squalor. On Monday, a child's remains were found on the property, but authorities were working on a positive identification.
  • Giuliani to send Mueller counteroffer on interview with Trump later Wednesday

    08/08/2018 10:06:17 AM PDT · by bitt · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/8/2018 | John Bowden
    Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that the team of lawyers haRudy Giuliani said Wednesday that the team of lawyers handling President Trump's response to the special counsel investigation would send Robert Mueller a counter-offer for a potential interview on Wednesday. Giuliani told CNN that the letter would represent "a good faith attempt to reach an agreement" with the special counsel's office on a possible interview between Mueller and the president, which Trump's team has warned would not be allowed to focus on questions of obstruction of justice. Questions on Trump's remarks about former national security adviser Michael Flynn and fired FBI...