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  • Mueller Worked with Lerner to Target Tea Party

    02/17/2018 8:59:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | February 17, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Just when you thought the Deep State swamp couldn't get any murkier and the stench any more repugnant, we are reminded by Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton in a Feb. 13 tweet of how Robert Mueller's FBI worked with Lois Lerner's IRS to target Tea Party and other groups in the run-up to the Obama re-election campaign: @JudicialWatch lawsuit uncovered how Mueller's FBI worked with Lois Lerner's IRS to try to prosecute the very groups Obama IRS was suppressing. Another reason I don't trust Mr. Mueller – or the FBI! @JudicialWatch lawsuit uncovered how Mueller's FBI worked with Lois Lerner's IRS...
  • John Bolton for Special Prosecutor

    02/16/2018 11:01:19 PM PST · by lowbuck · 70 replies
    Townhall ^ | 17 Feburary 2018 | George Mano
    The revelations of the Nunes Memo have shaken our confidence in the FBI and the Justice Department. A law firm working for the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign hired a company called Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Donald Trump, the Republican Party candidate for president. Fusion GPS, then, paid a Trump-hating former British agent named Christopher Steele to produce 16 memos between June and November 2016 based on hearsay from Russian agents. Almost everything about Trump in the memos—later called the dossier—was demonstrably false, but high ranking people in the FBI and the Justice...
  • AP Admits It Got Duped By White Nationalist

    02/17/2018 12:39:42 AM PST · by Enterprise · 67 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 02/16/2018 | AMBER ATHEY |
    "The Associated Press is admitting that they were lied to by a white nationalist who claimed his group was connected to the school shooter in Parkland, Florida." "Jordan Jereb, a member of white nationalist group “Republic of Florida,” claimed on Wednesday that Nikolas Cruz, the shooter that killed 17 people at a Parkland high school, was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills with them. The Associated Press ran with Jereb’s claims, leading a number of outlets to publish blurbs of their report." "However, Jereb later backtracked on his claims and said he was “confused” because there...
  • Mueller: Russian Trolls Convinced Unwitting American To Hold “Happy Birthday” Sign For Oligarch

    02/16/2018 6:54:48 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 79 replies
    Quartz ^ | February 16th, 2018
    One of the overarching questions about Russia’s online campaign to destabilize the US election is just how effective those social media efforts really were. Well, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian citizens and 3 entities, Russian trolls were persuasive enough to get at least one US citizen to stand up and wish their boss a very special happy birthday. The indictment says they used a social media account to arrange “for a real US person to stand in front of the White House…under false pretenses to hold a sign that read ‘Happy 55th Birthday Dear Boss.'”...
  • THEY KNEW: FBI Admits 'Protocols Were Not Followed' On Tip About Florida High School Shooter

    02/16/2018 2:44:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    UPDATE: Florida Gov. Rick Scott calls on FBI Director to resign for failing to follow up on tip about Florida shooter (via CBS News): Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott is calling on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign, after the FBI admitted it received a tip about the suspect in the Parkland shooting as recently as January, but failed to follow through on it. The FBI admitted in a statement Friday that it received a call on Jan. 5 detailing concerns about Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old law enforcement officials believe is responsible for the deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman...
  • Sessions orders review of FBI over Florida shooting tip

    02/16/2018 12:24:56 PM PST · by bkopto · 145 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/2018 | max greenwood
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a review into the FBI and Justice Department's procedures after the bureau revealed it had failed to act on a tip about the teenager accused of carrying out a deadly mass shooting in Florida. “It is now clear that the warning signs were there and tips to the FBI were missed. We see the tragic consequences of those failures," Sessions said in a statement Friday. “The FBI in conjunction with our state and local partners must act flawlessly to prevent all attacks. This is imperative, and we must do better." Deputy Attorney General Rod...
  • Russian Nationals Charged With Conspiracy Against US

    02/16/2018 12:30:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 131 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged 13 Russian nationals for conspiring against the U.S. They are accused of interfering with our elections. BREAKING: A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals “accused of violating US criminal laws in order to interfere with US elections and political processes.” Here it is: https://t.co/4T824L01yk pic.twitter.com/k9nyOicheb— Matt Viser (@mviser) February 16, 2018 "The nationals had a strategic goal to sow discord in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 U.S. presidential election," the 37-page document reads.The nationals spent about $1.2 mil for its interference operation, the document continues, reportedly to "support" the Trump...
  • Schiff: Bannon Will Probably Be Held in Contempt of Congress

    02/16/2018 12:18:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, said that former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon will likely be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with them. He has refused to answer several questions about the investigation into Russian collusion, Schiff said. "I think it's likely that he will face a contempt citation," Schiff said Thursday at a Council on Foreign Relations event.Instead of offering information, Bannon has been citing executive privilege on behalf of President Trump.“The only questions he would answer were questions that had been scripted, literally scripted for him by the...
  • Poll portends tough sledding for California gas tax increase

    02/16/2018 8:06:37 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    bondbuyer.com ^ | February 16 2018 | By Keeley Webster
    The recent gas tax hike in California enacted to fund transportation projects could face tough sledding in the face of a repeal effort. Likely voters were nearly evenly split on the issue with 47% saying they favor repeal, while 48% said they oppose it, in a poll released Feb. 7 by the Public Policy Institute of California. The creator of the initiative to repeal a gas tax hike and vehicle fee increase approved by the state legislature last year to support transportation projects said signature gathering efforts are right on track. (You need to pay if you want to know...
  • Deputies called to suspected shooter’s home 39 times over seven years

    02/16/2018 7:49:28 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 142 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 16, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Before Nikolas Cruz carried out his mass killing at a Florida high school this week, police responded to his home 39 times over a seven-year period, according to disturbing new documents. Details about the calls to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office — obtained from police records by CNN — were not immediately available and it was impossible to determine if all involved Cruz. But the nature of the emergencies at his Parkland home included “mentally ill person,” “child/elderly abuse,” “domestic disturbance” and “missing person,” KTLA reported. And a schoolmate, Brody Speno, told the network that cops were called to Cruz’s...
  • Washington Post: Everytown’s Claim of 18 School Shootings This Year Is ‘Wrong’

    02/16/2018 6:18:41 AM PST · by xzins · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    On February 15, the Washington Post responded to widespread reports of “18 school shootings in 2018” and declared the claim is “horrifying” but “it is wrong.” The Post went on to demonstrate that the figure of “18” arises from a Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety tally that includes a suicide by a 31-year-old man who parked in a school parking lot to kill himself. Everytown also included a “1 a.m. [incident in which] a man was shot at a sorority event on the campus of Wake Forest University,” an occasion on which someone shot several rounds in the air...
  • House GOP pushes hardline immigration plan as Senate deals fail

    02/15/2018 8:25:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Melanie Zanona and Scott Wong
    House GOP leaders are forging ahead with their own hardline immigration bill, as the Senate threw in the towel Thursday on legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. The main author of the House bill, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said Thursday that he’s building support for his measure, even as other GOP colleagues said an initial vote tally this week was well below the 218 votes needed to pass the bill. Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) “instructions to me are ‘get this bill done,’ and we’re working hard to accomplish that,” Goodlatte said in an...
  • The Latest: ‘No known ties’ between Cruz and supremacists

    02/15/2018 2:23:19 PM PST · by Gamecock · 92 replies
    AP ^ | 2/15/2018
    PARKLAND, Fla. 4:30 p.m. A law enforcement official says he knows of “no known ties” between the suspect who confessed to a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school and a white supremacist group. Lt. Grady Jordan is a spokesman for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in Tallahassee, where the white nationalist militia known as the Republic of Florida is based. Jordan said Thursday that his office has arrested militia leader Jordan Jereb at least four times since January 2014 and has been monitoring the group’s membership. He says his office has “very solid” information on the group and...
  • GOP leaders weighing ‘further steps,’ including contempt proceedings, for Bannon

    02/15/2018 2:14:57 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 15 replies
    House Republican leaders are weighing “further steps” to force former top White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon to answer investigators’ questions in their probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election — including potentially declaring him in contempt of Congress — after a Thursday interview they called “frustrating.” Bannon came to speak with the House Intelligence Committee under a subpoena the panel issued on the spot last month, when he refused to answer questions related to the transition period and his tenure in the White House. The interview came after Bannon met with investigators in special counsel Robert S. Mueller...
  • Steve Bannon met with Mueller multiple times over the past week

    02/15/2018 2:00:32 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 39 replies
    WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, who served as President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller over multiple days this week, NBC News has learned from two sources familiar with the proceedings. Bannon spent a total of some 20 hours in conversations with the team led by Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia as well as other issues that have arisen around the probe.
  • Richmond-based federal appeals court finds Trump Muslim travel ban unconstitutional - again

    02/15/2018 11:52:32 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | February 15, 2018 | Frank Green
    A divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday held as unconstitutional President Donald Trump's anti-terrorist travel ban from eight countries, six of them majority-Muslim with a total population of 150 million. In a 9-4 vote, the Richmond-based court upheld a Maryland district judge's preliminary injunction against the ban taking full effect and ruled that the travel restrictions violate the Constitution's Establishment Clause, which bars the government establishment of a religion. “In sum, the face of the Proclamation, read in the context of President Trump’s official statements, fails to demonstrate a primarily secular purpose. To the objective observer, the...
  • Trump issues veto threat over Senate’s latest amnesty

    02/15/2018 9:51:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump issued his first veto threat of the immigration debate on Thursday, with the White House saying the plan being offered by Senate Democratic leaders and a handful of GOP rebels would make border security worse, not better. In a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House said the plan would prevent agents from going after illegal immigrants unless they arrive after June 30, 2018. Analysts have said that creates an incentive for people to flood the border now, hoping to get into the U.S. before the deadline — and it also protects perhaps 10 million...
  • Florida shooting: Teachers 'were warned' about Nikolas Cruz

    02/15/2018 5:34:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 183 replies
    BBC ^ | 2-15-18
    Teachers were warned in advance about the teenager who allegedly carried out a mass shooting at his former school in Florida, US media are reporting. Nikolas Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder following the deadliest shooting at a US school since 2012. A teacher said Mr Cruz was not allowed on campus with a backpack. Seventeen people were killed in the attack and many more injured. Several people are in a critical condition. Mr Cruz, 19, apparently left the scene of the shooting by blending in with fleeing students, but was arrested several miles away and...
  • Someone’s Doing The DOJ and FBI Interrogations and It’s Not Congress

    02/14/2018 7:17:40 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 91 replies
    On a Monday night (February 12th, 2018) episode of Tucker Carlson a democrat member of the House Intelligence committee said something interesting that almost everyone missed. Appearing on the show to joust with Tucker, HPSCI member Eric Swalwell stated: “the House Intel Committee has not interviewed a single witness in over a month”. [Video Here, quote @03:47] This statement is rather enlightening. A month earlier, January 4th, 2018, an agreement was finally made between House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and DOJ Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for complete disclosure of all unreadacted documents.....AND a list of witnesses who Nunes...
  • Senators Strike Bipartisan Deal on Immigration Despite Veto Threat

    02/14/2018 6:56:47 PM PST · by Innovative · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 14, 2018 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    A broad bipartisan group of senators reached agreement Wednesday on a narrow rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws that would bolster border security and resolve the fate of the so-called Dreamers, even as President Trump suggested he would veto any plan that does not adhere to his harder-line approach. Their compromise legislation sets up a clash pitting the political center of the Senate against Mr. Trump and the Republican congressional leadership. Senators in both parties have been racing against a self-imposed end-of-the-week deadline to write legislation that could win wide support by increasing border security while at the same time...