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  • Democrats snag Republican Missouri House seat, lose 2 other contests in special election

    02/06/2018 7:42:42 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 84 replies
    St. Louis Dispatch ^ | 6 February 2018 | Jack Suntrup St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    JEFFERSON CITY • Democrats made a dent in the GOP's super-majority in the Missouri House on Tuesday, swiping a Jefferson County-based district that had been held by a Republican. Democrat Mike Revis snagged nearly 52 percent of the vote compared to Republican David Linton's 48 percent share, according to preliminary results from the Missouri Secretary of State. According to the unofficial results, Republicans still took at least two out of four special election contests on Tuesday, winning decisively in two western Missouri districts. In the 144th district, encompassing a patch of southeast Missouri, including Iron County and parts of Washington...
  • FBI Director Chris Wray Declassifies Large Portions of Grassley Memo…

    02/06/2018 6:49:48 PM PST · by bitt · 124 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/6/2018 | SUNDANCE
    A few moments ago Senator Chuck Grassley released an updated version of his memo which substantiates his prior Criminal Referral, against Christopher Steele, to the Department of Justice. Last Friday Chairman Grassley asked FBI Director Chris Wray to remove the prior redactions and declassify the underlying supportive documents; known as the “Grassley Memo”. FBI Director Wray did not remove all redactions; but did remove most. Here is the newest version (pdf link here):
  • FBI RELEASES 29 PAGES OF COMEY DOCUMENTS

    02/06/2018 11:06:54 AM PST · by harwood · 109 replies
    Comey had a safe (home office?) with Top Secret files on WMD, Clinton emails, the Presidential transition team, and Webster commission
  • In March 2016 Carter Page Was an FBI Employee - In October 2016 FBI Told FISA Court He’s a Spy

    02/05/2018 9:25:16 PM PST · by EasySt · 72 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 02/05/2018 | sundance
    Bits From the link: In 2013 Carter Page was working as an under-cover employee (UCE) of the FBI, helping them to build a case against “Evgeny Buryakov”. In March 2016 Carter Page remained their informant pre-trial. [Note – Pay attention to the names in the following citations] Sources: In 2013 the U.S. Department of Justice, Southern District of New York, announced an indictment against a Russian Operative Evgeny Buryakov. In March of 2016 Buryakov pleaded GUILTY: ... It is transparently clear that Carter Page was the Under-Cover Employee (UCE) of the FBI in the 2013 case. Carter Page was working...
  • White House: Trump lawyers in favor of appointing second special counsel

    02/05/2018 12:23:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 83 replies
    Axios ^ | 2/5/18
    Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters on Air Force One Monday that President Trump's attorneys have already approved the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate the FBI and Justice Department's actions during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to White House pool reports.Shah also said that the White House will approach further memos, including the one created by Democrats, in the same way they handled the memo authored by Devin Nunes: "Which is to allow for a legal review, national security review led by the White House Counsel’s Office, and then within five days the president...
  • Gohmert Pushing to Subpoena Transcripts From FISA Court Hearings (VIDEO)

    02/04/2018 9:04:18 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 70 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 4, 2018
    Rep Gohmert appeared on Fox News Sunday to talk about the FISA abuse memo which was released Friday. Gohmert also revealed he is requesting the House Judiciary Committee subpoena the FISA court hearing transcripts. “I have prepared a letter that I plan to submit to and hopefully have other people sign on with me tomorrow on our Judiciary Committee we have a great Chairman [Bob Goodlatte] on our Judiciary Committee. He wants to get to the facts and what I’m asking him for is that we as the Judiciary Committee subpoena the transcripts from the FISA court hearings, the four...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 February 2018

    02/04/2018 4:31:54 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 534 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 February 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 4th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, and Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.; Leon Panetta, a former CIA director and defense secretary.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reince Priebus, President Donald Trump's former chief of staff; former CIA Director John Brennan.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institutes of Health's infectious disease chief.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Will Hurd, R-Texas.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Jim Himes, D-Conn., Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, and Karen...
  • Amtrak passenger train collides with freight train in SC, injuries reported

    02/04/2018 2:37:21 AM PST · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 100 replies
    ABC ^ | 2/4/2018 | ABC
    An Amtrak passenger train collided with a freight train in South Carolina early Sunday morning, causing injuries, the national passenger railroad service said. Amtrak said in a statement, "Amtrak Train 91, operating between New York and Miami, came in contact with a CSX freight train at around 2:35 am in Cayce, South Carolina." The statement continued, "The lead engine derailed, as well as some passenger cars. There were 8 crew members and approximately 139 passengers, with injuries reported. Local authorities are on the scene responding. More information will be provided as available."
  • The un-American cabal [six U.S. intelligence agencies formed a “Stealth Task Force”]

    02/02/2018 10:30:44 PM PST · by TBP · 128 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2018 | James A. Lyons
    While the discredited FBI lead counter-intelligence agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, discussed forming a “secret society” which they now claim was a joke, there is a Sept. 20, 2017, article in True Pundit which describes how six U.S. intelligence agencies formed a “Stealth Task Force” headed by CIA Director John Brennan to run the unauthorized surveillance on Trump associates and possibly against Mr. Trump himself. According to the article, after being denied two FISA court warrants applications, this group used the British spy element, headed by Robert Hannigan, embedded at NSA, Ft. George Meade, Md....
  • Breaking: Senate Judiciary Committee to Release Memo on FBI, Christopher Steele and Russia Dossier

    02/02/2018 3:40:35 PM PST · by mojito · 287 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/2/2018 | Christina Laila
    ...It turns out the Senate Judiciary Committee also has a memo on Christopher Steele, the FBI and Russia dossier they are working to declassify. Their memo is set to be released including FBI redactions shortly.... Paul Sperry of the New York Post reported, “BREAKING: The Senate Judiciary Committee also has a memo on Steele, the dossier and the FBI, and is working to get it declassified.” [....] As previously reported, GOP Lawmakers are seeking to make the case that the Mueller investigation and the FBI probe into Trump’s campaign was based on potentially tainted and flawed evidence connected to Hillary...
  • Nunes Statement on Release of HPSCI Memo [MEMO LINKED HERE]

    02/02/2018 9:45:28 AM PST · by Cboldt · 185 replies
    The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence today made public a committee memo with information on abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Chairman Nunes issued the following statement: "The Committee has discovered serious violations of the public trust, and the American people have a right to know when officials in crucial institutions are abusing their authority for political purposes. Our intelligence and law enforcement agencies exist to defend the American people, not to be exploited to target one group on behalf of another. It is my hope that the Committee's actions will shine a light on this alarming series...
  • Read the unredacted Nunes memo

    02/02/2018 9:30:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 236 replies
    Axios ^ | 2/2/18
  • BREAKING: FISA Memo Released (Full Memo Here)

    02/02/2018 9:25:29 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 209 replies
    The House Intelligence Committee has released the, "Memo".
  • House Intelligence memo released: What it says

    02/02/2018 8:52:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 176 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/2/18 | Byron York
    The House Intelligence Committee has released its controversial memo outlining alleged abuses of secret surveillance by the FBI and Justice Department in the Trump-Russia investigation. Here are some key points:* The Steele dossier formed an essential part of the intial and all three renewal FISA applications against Carter Page. * Andrew McCabe confirmed that no FISA warrant would have been sought from the FISA Court without the Steele dossier information.* The political origins of the Steele dossier were known to senior DOJ and FBI officials, but excluded from the FISA applications.* DOJ official Bruce Ohr met with Steele beginning in...
  • Memo release live thread..

    02/02/2018 7:36:26 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 809 replies
    freepers
    Live thread for info and reaction to the Memo release
  • US added strong 200K jobs in January; pay up most in 8 years

    02/02/2018 5:51:33 AM PST · by John W · 19 replies
    AP ^ | February 2, 2018 | CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years, evidence of a healthy job market. The pay gains suggest that employers are increasingly competing for a limited pool of workers. Raises stemming from Republican tax cuts and minimum wage increases in 18 states also likely boosted pay last month. The unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent for a fourth straight month, the lowest level since 2000, the Labor Department said in its monthly jobs report Friday.
  • House Judiciary Dem Calls For Emergency FBI, DOJ Meeting Over Memo

    02/01/2018 11:06:40 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 101 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 02/01/18
    Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are calling for an immediate meeting with officials from the FBI and Department of Justice over the claims made in the memo drafted by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).
  • BREAKING: *NEW* FOIA HRC e-mails - Huma, Mills, Haiti Morsi, CGI, Cooper, Pagliano & more!

    02/01/2018 9:05:02 PM PST · by Steven W. · 261 replies
    UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06135081 Sent: 91212011 8:06:26 PM +00:00 To: Justin Cooper Bryan M. Pagliano Subject: Re: Question Yep DoneFrom: Justin Cooper Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 04:03 PM To: Bryan M. Pagliano Cc: Jon Davidson Subject: Re: Question Easy to do. Go to settings Advanced Service books And delete anything that says cmime Or hr1.5@att.blackbennet Or hdr22@clintonemail.com Try to leave the stuff that says desktop Got that jd?Date: 01/30/2018 Front Bryan Pagliano [rnailto Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 04:02 PM To: Justin Cooper Cc: Jon Davidson Subject: Re: Question Service book comes...
  • Trump expected to release Nunes memo WITHOUT redactions, White House says

    02/01/2018 1:46:25 PM PST · by bryan999 · 129 replies
    President Trump is expected to approve the release of a classified memo spearheaded by the staff of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. According to a Thursday afternoon pool report, a White House official confirmed upon arrival to West Virginia that the president "has read the memo." Trump will declassify the controversial four-page memo that reportedly details surveillance abuses by the Department of Justice and FBI, and send it back to House Intelligence for a Friday morning release.
  • New Strzok, Page Texts Discuss Evasion of Message Archiving

    02/01/2018 12:04:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | 2/1/18 | Sara A. Carter
    Newly released text messages between a pair of FBI anti-Trump officials at the center of the Russia investigation controversy show that they sought to “get around” rules established by the government to preserve text messages, stating that none of the agencies abide by the rules then “why should we.”