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  • Russian Defector Gave Novichok Sample To Germany In 90s: Report

    05/20/2018 4:11:11 AM PDT · by BBell
    Germany's intelligence service BND had in the 1990s obtained from a Russian informer a sample of the poison used against ex-double agent Sergei Skripal, German media reported Thursday, drawing a link to Moscow as the origin of the toxin. Britain has accused Russia of carrying out the nerve agent attack against Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March, but Moscow has denied the claims and argued that the country never had any programmes to develop the chemical weapon, known as Novichok. But German newspapers Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Die Zeit as well as regional public broadcasters NDR and WDR said their...
  • Ex-Dem IT aide Imran Awan’s case hit with repeated delays, as feds probe new allegations

    05/20/2018 4:02:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/04/18 | Alex Pappas
    The federal court case against Imran Awan, the former IT aide to congressional Democrats, has been hit with repeated delays over the last six months -- a situation fueled by allegations in the media that, according to his attorney, have piqued the curiosity of prosecutors. **SNIP** A grand jury in August returned an indictment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia charging Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, with a total of four counts, which included federal bank fraud and conspiracy. Awan has pleaded not guilty to all charges. The facts of the case on paper are...
  • SCHNEIDERMAN ELIGIBLE FOR $63K A YEAR PENSION

    05/20/2018 3:49:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 5/14/18
    **SNIP** Schneiderman is eligible for a $63,000 a year pension - but the Albany Times Union reports that he has yet to file for retirement with the state. The democrat stepped down last week after reports came out that he assaulted four women.
  • Federal Lawsuit Filed To Block Obama Presidential Center In Chicago

    05/19/2018 7:33:25 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    Political Insider ^ | May 16, 2018 | Ann
    Barack Obama made a habit of stealing private land to create more public parks. Now, in a highly ironic turn of events, public park activists have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago and the Chicago Park District to block construction of the planned Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park on the city’s South Side. The Obama Presidential Center has been mired in controversy from the start. In March 2015, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance for Chicago Park District land in Jackson Park to be transferred to the City of Chicago to lease to the Obama...
  • Cambridge professor outed as FBI informant inside Trump campaign

    05/19/2018 8:47:47 PM PDT · by Mariner · 73 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 19th, 2018 | By Mary Kay Linge
    A Cambridge professor with deep ties to American and British intelligence has been outed as an agent who snooped on the Trump presidential campaign for the FBI. Multiple media outlets have named Stefan Halper, 73, as the secret informant who met with Trump campaign advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos starting in the summer of 2016. The American-born academic previously served in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. The revelation, stemming from recent reports in which FBI sources admitted sending an agent to snoop on the Trump camp, heightens suspicions that the FBI was seeking to entrap Trump campaign aides....
  • Judge Jeanine: Former AG Loretta Lynch Had to Approve the FBI Informant Spying on the Trump Campaign

    05/19/2018 7:37:44 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Judge Jeanine Pirro dropped a BOMB on her show Saturday night. Judge Jeanine said former Attorney General Loretta Lynch must have signed off on approval for the FBI informant in London.
  • Santa Fe shooter killed girl who turned down his advances

    05/19/2018 6:53:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05-19-2018 | John Bowden
    The 17-year-old suspect in Friday's shooting at a Texas high school killed a classmate who turned down his repeated advances, killing her first in his deadly rampage that also killed nine others, according to the girl's mother. Student Shana Fisher's mother told the LA Times that junior Dimitrios Pagourtzis gave her daughter "4 months of problems" before Fisher rejected him publicly in front of classmates. "A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn't like," she wrote to the newspaper. "Shana being the first one."
  • leaker goes silent: james comey goes silent after news breaks he was running spies inside trump camp

    05/19/2018 6:02:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 113 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    In a SHOCKING admission on Wednesday The New York Times reported the FBI opened an  investigation dubbed “Crossfire Hurricane” into Trump’s campaign 100 days before the Presidential election. The FBI was spying on the opposition party’s campaign 100 days before the election.  The spying was based on a phony Russian dossier that was paid for by Democrats and Hillary Clinton and by the hearsay of a low-level Trump campaign official who was coached by FBI operatives on Russian rumors.Five agents, including Peter Strzok traveled to London in the summer of 2016 to interview with a diplomat after Papadopoulos drunkenly claimed...
  • Obama’s Deep State Plant in Trump Campaign was Bill Clinton Classmate and Later Advisor to Clinton

    05/19/2018 5:48:32 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    This past weekend we reported that Internet sleuths determined who the Obama FBI spy was in the Trump campaign.  Now we know he was a classmate of Bill Clinton’s and advisor to the Clinton Administration! Jeff Carlson at theMarketswork on last Thursday identified an individual by the name of Stefan Halper as a potential FBI spy into the Trump campaign. (Note that some believe that Obama may have had more than one spy on Trump campaign).Carlson determined that George Papadopoulos, the lower level campaign worker for the Trump campaign, appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to...
  • Oakland Mayor Schaaf Tells President Trump She is ‘Seeking’ Justice Not Obstructing It

    05/19/2018 5:12:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    KTLA ^ | 05/19/2018 | cnn wire
    On Wednesday, Trump urged his attorney general to investigate Schaaf for obstruction of justice. “You talk about obstruction of justice — I would recommend that you look at obstruction of justice for the mayor, Jeff,” Trump said to Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a White House meeting of California state officials and law enforcement officials about California’s so-called “sanctuary” policies on immigration enforcement. Trump administration officials have repeatedly attacked sanctuary jurisdictions and local officials as harboring dangerous criminals. In March, the administration filed a federal lawsuit against California and some of its top officials over state policies that limit some...
  • Is This the Most Powerful Anti-Sanctuary City Testimony Ever?

    05/19/2018 5:08:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Western. Journal ^ | May 19,2018 | BY CILLIAN ZEAL
    Opponents say that sanctuary cities cost citizens money, promote crime and disregard the rule of law. Those are all very good in the abstract, but it’s hard for us to conceptualize just what that actually means. If you need the reality of the situation brought home to you, this testimony by a Hispanic woman at the public hearing for California’s sanctuary state bill should tell you all you need to know about just how destructive such policies are. “I don’t think he was the first victim, but we’re the first families to speak out in the state of California,” she...
  • JAZZING UP THE FBI SPYING-ON-TRUMP SCANDAL

    05/19/2018 4:44:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 19,2018 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    The FBI and its friends in the mainstream media want to make the Bureau’s spying on the Trump campaign seem as dry, innocuous, and non-cloak-and-dagger as possible under the circumstances. An elderly professor contacted three Trump advisers — Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, and Sam Clovis. He met with Page at least several times and maintained an email correspondence with him. He met with Clovis once for coffee. He met several times for dinner with Papadopoulos. He was looking for indications of Russian influence in the campaign. Apparently, he found none. As dry as this story sounds, it still constitutes the...
  • Schumer: GOP efforts to identify FBI informant 'close to crossing a legal line'

    05/19/2018 3:47:35 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 May 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday said Republican lawmakers’ efforts to uncover the identity of an FBI informant in order to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation comes close to "crossing a legal line." Schumer was tweeting his support of a statement from the Senate Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, Mark Warner (Va.), who warned Republican lawmakers against exposing the identity of the informant who gave investigators information about possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Warner said in a separate Twitter thread on Friday, "It would be at best irresponsible, and at worst potentially illegal, for members...
  • Clapper: 'Good Thing' If FBI Spied on Trump Campaign

    05/19/2018 3:34:43 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 19 May 2018 | Wanda Carruthers
    James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence, said it was a "good thing" if former President Barack Obama's administration spied on President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Real Clear Politics reported Friday. "They [the Obama admin's FBI] may have had someone who was talking to them in the campaign, but, you know, the focus here... is not on the campaign, per se, but what the Russians were doing to try to instantiate themselves in the campaign or influence or leverage it," Clapper told CNN. But if an intelligence agent was "observing" Trump campaign officials' interactions with Russia, "that's a good...
  • Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election

    05/19/2018 12:13:17 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 46 replies
    WASHINGTON — Three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor with a controversial past in the Middle East as a private security contractor. The meeting was convened primarily to offer help to the Trump team, and it forged relationships between the men and Trump insiders that would develop over the coming months — past the election and well into President Trump’s...
  • USA Today: Guns Used In Texas Shooting Were ‘Less Lethal’ Than Other Shootings

    05/19/2018 11:14:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/19/2018 | Scott Morefield
    USA Today reported that “less-lethal weapons” were used during the school shooting Friday in Santa Fe, Texas, which claimed 10 lives and injured 10 others. “Two details set it apart from the list of other recent deadly attacks: explosives and weapons used,” the article said. “The guns may have slowed down the gunman’s deadly rampage because they have a slower firing rate than firearms used in other recent mass shootings, such as the AR-15 … High-powered rifles such as the AR-15 can be fired more than twice as fast as most handguns. The standard magazine for an AR-15 holds 30...
  • Cambridge Professor Spied On Trump Campaign Advisers

    05/19/2018 11:06:56 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 19 May 2018 | Chuck Ross
    Halper, 73, reached out to Clovis and Papadopoulos within days of each other in August and September 2016. He reached out to Clovis first, offering to provide the campaign with foreign policy advice... ...Halper contacted Papadopoulos through email on Sept. 2, 2016, offering to fly him to London.... Papadopoulos made the trip and had dinner multiple times with Halper and a Turkish woman described as his assistant. Sources familiar with Papadopoulos’s version of their meetings said Halper randomly asked Papadopoulos whether he knew about Democratic National Committee emails that had been hacked and leaked by Russians. Papadopoulos strongly denied the...
  • The gunman shot at Trump hotel was a stripper and porn actor who loved Melania Trump

    05/19/2018 11:03:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 5/19/2018 | David Ovalle And Charles Rabin
    Less than a year ago, South Africa native Jonathan Oddi proudly posed behind a backdrop of an American flag, touting his new citizenship. "God bless the USA finally an American!" he wrote on Instagram. On Friday morning, he unfurled the American flag inside the South Florida hotel owned by the nation's president, then got into a firefight and chase with police while ranting about Donald Trump, Barack Obama — and bizarrely, rap mogul P. Diddy, according to law enforcement.
  • Border Patrol Agents Bust 8 More Bangladeshis at Texas Border

    05/19/2018 10:44:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2018 | B Price
    Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested eight more Bangladeshi nationals after they illegally crossed the border in south Laredo. The arrests occurred in an area where agents arrested more than 230 Bangladeshis this fiscal year. “They are not trying to hide or escape,” Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta told Breitbart Texas in a phone interview. “They walk right up to an agent and claim ‘credible fear.'”
  • Deep State Informant Spied on Trump Campaign Before FBI Officially Began Its Investigation

    05/19/2018 10:40:14 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The Deep State FBI started spying on the Trump campaign earlier than reported. They Obama FBI, DOJ, and DOJ was spying on Trump before they officially opened their investigation.