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  • 5 new Mueller investigations gearing up

    02/09/2018 10:07:49 AM PST · by TrumpGOP · 61 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/8/2018 | Bill still
    https://youtu.be/HVr4KFgCDmk
  • Infographic: The Uranium One Scandal

    02/09/2018 10:02:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 2/9/18 | Jasper Fakkert and Joshua Philipp
    In 2010, the Obama administration granted approval to Russia’s atomic agency Rosatom to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One. The deal was controversial because the Canadian mining company at the time controlled 20 percent of all uranium mining capacity in the United States.Given the national security implications, the deal required approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which included the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton.Russia had well announced its plans to corner the global uranium market as a way to exert political control over other countries. As early as 2006 Russia announced...
  • Star witness in ex-Cuomo aide’s corruption trial arrested

    02/09/2018 10:02:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 2 replies
    Todd Howe, the prosecution’s star witness against Joseph Percoco, was arrested Thursday night after admitting in court that he likely had violated his cooperation deal with the feds, a source told The Post. Howe “was remanded back to custody for violating the terms of his bail,” said Nicholas Biase with the Manhattan US Attorney’s Office. Asked if Howe — who is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan — will still testify Monday in the corruption trial, the US Attorney’s Office declined comment. Under cross-examination Thursday, the longtime associate of Gov. Cuomo admitted he lied to his...
  • Calif. Democrat and #MeToo leader accused of groping male staffer

    02/09/2018 9:18:55 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/9/2018
    California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a leader of the #MeToo movement, allegedly stroked a then-25-year-old staffer’s back, tried to squeeze his buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch as he walked away from her. (Associated Press) A California Democrat who was featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue for her role in the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement has been accused of drunkenly groping a male legislative staffer at a softball game in 2014. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia allegedly stroked the then-25-year-old staffer’s back, tried to squeeze his buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch as he walked away from her....
  • Former Obama official confirms Steele dossier was given to State

    02/09/2018 8:49:13 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    An official at former President Obama’s State Department has confirmed a claim made by Republicans that former British spy Christopher Steele and allies of Hillary Clinton gave him intelligence reports claiming that President Trump was compromised by the Russians. In an op-ed for the Washington Post titled “Devin Nunes is investigating me: Here’s the Truth,” former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jonathan Winer says Steele and Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal approached him with separate dossiers claiming malfeasance between President Trump and Russia. Winer’s op-ed confirms the chain of events Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) detailed in a...
  • Hillary's boys helped Steele write the dossier

    02/09/2018 8:46:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Every day, we learn about more corruption on the part of Hillary.  Lying about Benghazi, selling 20% of our uranium to Russia, and using an unsecure email server and lying about it are only the most recent.  We can look back on Whitewater; FBI Filegate; Travelgate; and attacking the female victims of her husband, Bill Clinton.  There is so much corruption that we are becoming numb to more disclosures. The latest is that Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer, friends and associates of Hillary and Bill Clinton, supplied information to Christopher Steele for his smear job referred to as a "dossier." Congressman Trey...
  • Confirmed: Clinton operative Sidney Blumenthal helped spread Russia collusion fever before...

    02/09/2018 8:34:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/9/18 | William A Jacobson
    The Clintons created a media and law enforcement echo chamber of Russia collusion. Earlier this week we wrote about the possible involvement of Clinton operative Sidney Blumenthal in feeding information to Christoper Steele, author of the infamous Clinton/DNC funded dossier. That dossier formed a key part of the FBI’s presentation to the FISA court to obtain a warrant to surveil Carter Page.One of the key links in the Blumenthal-Steele stories was former State Department employee Jonathan Winer: Devin Nunes has a new target: Jonathan Winer, the Obama State Department’s special envoy to Libya, and longtime Senate aide to John...
  • Strzok & Page: Tim Cook was a 'hypocrite' in the San Bernardino iPhone encryption fight

    02/09/2018 7:53:52 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 8, 2018 | by Kif Leswing
    Apple publicly fought the FBI in 2016 over issues related to privacy, encryption, and an iPhone used by a terrorist. Texts between FBI employees released earlier this week give a peek into how some agents saw the battle. In February 2016, as Apple and the FBI were quietly sparring over how to unlock an iPhone owned by one of the perpetrators of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, two FBI officials unrelated to the case back in Washington DC were privately discussing their distaste for Apple CEO Tim Cook. "And what makes me really angry about that Apple...
  • Sudden FBI departures indicate that the jig is up

    02/09/2018 7:03:59 AM PST · by pgkdan · 102 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 02/09/18 | Thomas Lifson
    Choose your metaphor: rats leaving a sinking ship, cockroaches scurrying away from the light, or maybe just people cutting deals to save their butts. Yesterday saw the FBI fan feculated. The blandness of this Politico story, titled "Two more officials cited in FBI texts step down," conceals really, really big news. The jig is up. Each of the "officials" who is "stepping down" is leaving under duress and likely facing serious legal consequences for acts that have been disclosed – acts that go to the heart of the fraudulent application for the Page FISA warrant and the obstruction of justice...
  • The Ascension of the DC Swamp Creatures

    02/09/2018 6:31:45 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feburary 9,2018 | Patricia McCarthy
    Perhaps because in the real world of industry, service, manufacturing, agriculture, entertainment, food production, and other productive enterprise, character and diligence are the keys to success. Talent and expertise are crucial, as is a work ethic. These are the qualities that are quintessentially American across the board in all walks of life -- except government! These are the values that have built this country. While there are more than a few talented men and women of character in government, they are still the exception in the upper echelons, not the rule. There are even fewer men and women of character...
  • E-mail connects Warner, McCabe via NameRedacted (Twitter)

    02/09/2018 6:21:24 AM PST · by LS · 101 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/9/2018 | @nameredacted5
    So we find out FBI Peter Strzok text to DOJ Lisa Page on Aug 15, '16 'we need an insurance policy'. Lots of speculation about what. With all that's come out (so far) I'm 100% certain that policy was the Dossier. BOTH of them. 2. So on Sept 29, they text 'can you step out to pick up the *product*?' The product is almost CERTAINLY the Steele dossier. They took delivery of their manufactured evidence to begin their attempted coup. They begin acting on their seditious conspiracy. 3. So in October, per McCabe's congressional testimony, a FISA application based on...
  • Donald Trump Shouldn’t Talk to the Feds. And Neither Should You.

    02/09/2018 5:57:16 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 61 replies
    ©2018 Reason Foundation ^ | 02.08.18 | Ken White
    When the feds interview a subject or target, their goal is not mere information-gathering or fact-finding or "clearing a few things up." Their goal is the hunt. One purpose, arguably the primary purpose, is to provoke the foolish interviewee into lying, thus committing a new, fresh federal crime that is easily prosecuted, rendering the original investigation irrelevant. When special counsels or FBI agents ask questions ..., they are not fact-finding. They've already done their homework. They've already gathered facts—almost certainly many more facts than the interviewee knows. They are asking questions the answers to which they can already prove, hoping...
  • Draft DHS report calls for long-term surveillance of Sunni Muslim immigrants

    02/09/2018 5:37:15 AM PST · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 6, 2018 | George Joseph
    A Department of Homeland Security draft report from late January called on authorities to continuously vet Sunni Muslim immigrants deemed to have "at-risk" demographic profiles. The draft report, a copy of which was obtained by Foreign Policy, looks at 25 terrorist attacks in the United States between October 2001 and December 2017, concluding there would be "great value for the United States Government in dedicating resources to continuously evaluate persons of interest" and suggesting that immigrants to the United States be tracked on a "long-term basis." If the report's recommendations were implemented, it would represent a vast expansion of the...
  • Chinese Tanker Had A Container Full Of Dead Americans

    02/09/2018 5:08:27 AM PST · by smileyface · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feb 8 2018 | Chris White
    Exporting companies are using Chinese ships, planes, and trucks to transport dead Americans across the world for research purposes, according to a Thursday report from Reuters. A Hong Kong flagged cargo ship departed South Carolina in July carrying 6,000 pounds of human remains valued at $67,204. The container’s temperature was set to 5 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent the parts from spoiling. Relatives of the dead, meanwhile, did not realize their loved ones’ remains were being dismembered and sent to Europe and elsewhere, the report notes. Body brokers like Oregon-based MedCure rely on lax regulations to export heads, shoulders, knees and...
  • Sen. Mark Warner Traded Secret Texts with Russian Oligarch's Lobbyist Linked to Hillary

    02/09/2018 4:47:45 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/8/18 | Debra Heine
    The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee communicated through phone calls and text messages last spring with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch in order to gain access to Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the salacious and unverified anti-Trump dossier. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) texted back and forth with lobbyist Adam Waldman, who runs the Endeavor Group -- which has ties to (surprise!) Hillary Clinton -- while leading the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into President Trump's alleged ties to Russia with his Republican colleague North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr.In one text to the lobbyist, the senator expressed a desire...
  • Fmr. Cruz Aide Raises Ivana Rape Allegation to Rip Trump

    02/09/2018 4:19:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There on the CNN split screen this morning were former Obama communications director Jen Psaki, and former Ted Cruz aide Amanda Carpenter. But you could be forgiven for wondering whether CNN had mistakenly switched their names. Because Carpenter was, during a discussion of former Trump aide Rob Porter, far rougher on President Trump. Claiming that Trump “does not give a whit” about the abuse of women, Carpenter recounted a list of alleged Trump transgressions. Among them, Carpenter mentioned “the rape allegation from his first wife, Ivanka [sic, Ivana].” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Oxfam staff 'paid prostitutes for sex in Haiti during earthquake recovery - then charity covered...

    02/09/2018 2:30:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 2/9/18 | Steve Robson
    Top staff at Oxfam paid Haitian prostitutes for sex in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, it has been claimed.Senior aid workers were found to have paid for sex while involved in the massive cleanup operation after the natural disaster killed 220,000 people and left millions more homeless, the Times reports.The charity, which receives £300million a year in government funding, conducted an internal investigation which led to three men being sacked for gross misconduct.Four others were allowed to resign, it is claimed.One source told the Times that an Oxfam worker had arranged "sex parties" at a villa rented by the...
  • Mother of Pirates Catcher Kidnapped in Venezuela

    02/08/2018 9:58:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2018 | Hannah Withiam
    Days before catcher Elias Diaz was to report to spring training with the other Pirates pitchers and catchers, the Venezuelan native learned his mother was kidnapped in their home country. The incident was first reported by a Venezuelan local news organization, which said Diaz’s mother went missing Thursday afternoon. MLB players who hail from Venezuela, and make up the third-most represented nationality in the league, have grappled with how to handle the danger facing their family members back home, as kidnappings of the relatives of athletes and celebrities have increased amid the political turmoil there. The Pirates said in a...
  • Tweets by @realDonaldTrump

    02/08/2018 9:50:04 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/8/2018 | President Donald J Trump
    Wow! -Senator Mark Warner got caught having extensive contact with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch. Warner did not want a “paper trail” on a “private” meeting (in London) he requested with Steele of fraudulent Dossier fame. All tied into Crooked Hillary.
  • Jeff Sessions' Advice to Pain Patients: 'Take Some Aspirin' and 'Tough It Out'

    02/08/2018 9:16:48 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 184 replies
    reason.com ^ | Feb. 8, 2018 6:14 pm | Jacob Sullum
    If we extend the attorney general's medical advice to people who suffer from severe chronic pain—people who need opioids to get out of bed in the morning and have something like a normal life, people who may be driven to suicide when they are denied adequate medication—his attitude is not merely cruel but downright barbaric. As a college student with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome told me when I interviewed him for an upcoming Reason feature story about opioids, the right kind of pain medication can be "the difference between wanting to put a bullet in your brain and enjoying life." Sessions' "tough...