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  • Judge suggests Justice, State colluded to protect Hillary Clinton in email scandal

    12/07/2018 12:28:05 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 7, 2018 | by Paul Bedard
    A federal judge has raised speculation that Hillary Rodham Clinton and her State Department “colluded” to keep her missing emails secret from the public and courts, an escalation of scrutiny into Obama-era scandal. Senior District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth in a new memo also called the Clinton email affair “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.” "Lamberth ruled: … the Court ORDERS the parties to meet and confer to plan discovery into (a) whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email while Secretary of State was an intentional attempt to evade FOIA; (b) whether the State Department’s...
  • Political Operative Convicted of Federal Campaign Finance Crimes in Two Congressional Campaigns

    12/03/2018 6:57:12 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Justice.gov ^ | 12-3- | Justice.gov
    A jury sitting in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania convicted longtime political operative Kenneth Smukler, 58, of Villanova, Pennsylvania, today on charges of making and concealing illegal campaign contributions in two Congressional primary elections, and of obstructing justice in an investigation by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “Today’s convictions demonstrate the Department of Justice’s commitment to ensuring a level playing field in the financing of federal elections,” said Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski. “We will hold...
  • Expert: Florida Democrats’ Alleged Election Fraud ‘Potentially Grounds for RICO’ Investigation

    11/17/2018 5:33:50 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Nov 2018 | John Binder
    An effort to allegedly add Democrat votes after Election Day in Florida is “potentially grounds for a RICO” investigation, an election fraud expert says. The Government Accountability Institute (GAI) research director Eric Eggers exclusively told SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight‘s Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak that a report revealing that Florida Democrats asked voters to submit absentee ballots after Election Day is a “smoking gun” and could possibly lead to a racketeering investigation. Eggers said: I spoke with a Republican attorney today who is quite familiar with this and connected to the inter-workings and they believe that it is not...
  • Antifa group suspended from Twitter after posting video of mobbing Tucker Carlson's home

    11/08/2018 2:52:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 08, 2018 08:44 AM | Katelyn Caralle
    An Antifa affiliate group in the nation's capital, Smash Racism D.C., was suspended from Twitter after posting a video of a mob descending on Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home Wednesday evening. The group — a far-left anti-fascism militant movement that often puts on violent and destructive demonstrations — posted the video on its Twitter account @SmashRacismDC, which is now directed to a suspended page, and the group later deleted the tweet. "Tucker Carlson, we are outside your home to protest ... fascism and racism," a demonstrator can be heard saying in the video. "You promote hate." In the video,...
  • Feds Charge Man With Torching Albany County GOP Headquarters

    10/25/2018 5:27:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    K2 Radio ^ | October 23, 2018| | Tom Morton
    The Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office has charged a Laramie man with vandalizing and burning the Albany County Republican Party headquarters last month, according to the statement supporting a criminal complaint filed in federal court on Tuesday. Kellen Michael Sorber is charged with one count of using fire to commit a felony, which is punishable by at least five years to 20 years imprisonment, according to the complaint written by an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The agent's statement did not say if Sorber had been taken into custody, but the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office...
  • Louie Gohmert calls for RICO probe to find out who's paying for Honduras migrant caravan

    10/23/2018 10:17:40 AM PDT · by detective · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Who's financing the Honduras migrant caravan of illegal immigrants, with as many as 10,000 snaking their way into illegally entering the U.S.? Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas has a sensible suggestion for finding out: using the RICO statutes. According to the Washington Examiner, citing Fox News, Gohmert said: We have got to have the DOJ investigate where the funding is coming from to send these thousands and thousands of people to the U.S. ... You can use RICO to go after them. The question, which the incurious media show no sign of wanting to answer, is worth asking, given the...
  • U.S. Justice Department Opens Investigation into Pennsylvania Clerical Abuse

    10/19/2018 10:20:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 18, 2018 | Bree A. Dail
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, October 17, 2018 (1P5) – The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that the U.S. Justice Department has initiated an investigation into the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. U.S. attorney William McSwain issued and served subpoenas throughout the state of Pennsylvania last week, pursuant to a grand jury report that included cases in which 301 “predator priests” were accused of sexually abusing over 1,000 minors over a span of seven decades. While state borders may constrict state attorneys general, the newest move by the Justice Department indicates that federal investigators believe that the gravity and nature of...
  • Antifa Attacks GOP Headquarters in NYC, Warns ‘Merely the Beginning’

    10/12/2018 1:21:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 319 replies
    FFar-left activists associated with Antifa and other radical hate groups attacked the Republican Party headquarters in New York City late Thursday evening; vandalizing the historic building and warning the incident was “merely the beginning.” The New York GOP released shocking images immediately following the assault; writing “The New York Republican New York City headquarters at the Metropolitan Republican Club was physically vandalized last evening with broken windows, spray-paint and more TThe attackers left an ominous note at the scene, saying “The U.S. government has established concentration camps around the country for Latino people, shamelessly murdering black people, and continues its...
  • Collins: Anti-Kavanaugh opponents trying to ‘buy votes and buy positions’

    10/07/2018 4:25:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Sunday criticized the Maine progressive groups that have pledged millions of dollars to her 2020 opponent in opposition to her vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Collins on CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday called the crowdfunding effort an attempt to "buy votes and buy positions." She said it did not influence her decision to vote in Kavanaugh's favor. "This is a classic quid pro quo as defined in our bribery laws," Collins said. "They are asking me to perform an official act and if I do not do what they want, two million plus...
  • Fund Led by Steyer and Soros Rolling Out State-Focused Donations, Strategy

    10/01/2018 1:09:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 1, 2018 | by Todd Shepherd
    A 527 political organization funded primarily by a trio of liberal mega-donors - Tom Steyer, George Soros, and S. Donald Sussman - is attempting to impact local and state-level political campaigns by donating to committees funded primarily by leftwing pressure groups. The Washington Free Beacon previously reported that the group, State Victory Action, donated $500,000 to an independent expenditure committee in Colorado in support of the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. However, a state-by-state review of other records shows SVA is also active in Minnesota, Maine, New Mexico, and Nevada, totaling about $1.7 million in disclosed funding thus far in state campaign...
  • InfoWars Ban: CNN, Democrats Successfully Lobby Big Tech to Censor Their Critics

    08/06/2018 7:33:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Aug 2018 | Allum Bokhari
    Big tech’s coordinated purge of InfoWars — which was hit by bans from Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube in rapid succession — did not occur in a vacuum. On this issue, Silicon Valley bowed to CNN journalists and Democrat politicians who ceaselessly lobbied for the site to be censored. It’s a sign of how the concentration of power in America has shifted from big government to big tech that politicians are now lobbying tech companies rather than the other way round, but that’s exactly what happened over the course of the past few months, as Democrats applied relentless pressure on...
  • Ex-Secret Service agent files $1.5 billion RICO case against Clintons

    07/02/2018 6:59:17 AM PDT · by Gideon300 · 36 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 1, 2018 | WND Exclusive
    Former Secret Service agent Gary Byrne has filed a mega-RICO civil lawsuit against Bill and Hillary Clinton, their foundation, John Podesta, Media Matters, David Brock and even George Soros charging they are involved in an epic criminal conspiracy against him because of his role in the impeachment and his authorship of a tell-all 2016 book called “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate.” But he’ll have his work cut out for him. The judge assigned to the case in D.C. District Court, Paul L. Friedman, is a...
  • Former Secret Service Agent Files RICO Lawsuit Against Clintons, Podesta and Soros

    06/22/2018 12:46:11 PM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/21/2018 | jacob Wohl
    Gary Byrne, an author and former Secret Service Agent, has filed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) suit against Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Soros, John Podesta and David Brock, among others. A summary of the RICO suit says in part: “For the past decade in which relevant predicate acts were corruptly carried out by the named defendants as “payback” for Plaintiff Gary Byrne’s role in the Clinton impeachment and his status as a “Clinton enemy” (for his temerity in telling the truth concerning obstruction of justice and gross abuse of power), along with their corrupt surrogates and...
  • Former Secret Service agent Gary Byrne files RICO case against Clinton Foundation

    06/20/2018 10:16:45 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 42 replies
    https://dockets.justia.com ^ | June 15, 2018 | GARY JOHN BYRNE
    BYRNE v. CLINTON FOUNDATION et al Plaintiff: GARY JOHN BYRNE Defendant: CLINTON FOUNDATION, CLINTON-GIUSTRA ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP, MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA, CORRECT THE RECORD, AMERICAN BRIDGE 21ST CENTURY, CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON, SHAREBLUE, DAVID BROCK, WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, GEORGE SOROS, JOHN PODESTA, JONATHAN WACKROW, JAN GILOOLY and CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE
  • Democratic parties accused of funneling $84M into Clinton campaign

    06/11/2018 11:04:04 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 9, 2018 | Anna Sanders
    Up to 40 state Democratic parties could be implicated in an alleged scheme to illegally funnel some $84 million to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new report. A federal lawsuit says the Clinton team and the Democratic National Committee went around campaign finance laws by pouring money into state parties that then sent the funds back to the DNC to help Clinton, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The Committee to Defend the President, a pro-President Trump PAC, first filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission in December.... The FEC complaint alleges “an unprecedented, massive, nationwide multi-million...
  • RICO rape filed against Weinstein and Disney

    wow! this is going to get interesting.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Human Rights Activist Files RICO Suit Against Fusion GPS Founders

    05/22/2018 12:57:45 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/22/2018 | Chuck Ross
    A prominent human rights activist is suing two of the founders of Fusion GPS and several Venezuelan businessmen under a statute usually associated with the Mafia. Thor Halvorssen, the president of the Human Rights Foundation, claims that Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, two former Wall Street Journal reporters who founded Fusion, engaged in a conspiracy to retaliate against him for blowing the whistle on one of Fusion’s clients, a Venezuelan power plant company called Derwick Associates. The two Fusion founders were hired to produce a dossier and a media campaign “to depict Halvorrsen as a pedophile, heroin addict, and embezzler...
  • 2 reported dead in Savannah cargo plane crash

    05/02/2018 10:29:11 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/2/2018 | local news station
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  • Tighter Regulation Would Probably Make Facebook More Profitable

    04/13/2018 11:27:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    Here's a bet: Congress will end up "cracking down" on Facebook with "tough" regulations that Facebook will probably protest quite vigorously. And then Facebook profits will go up. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, withstood two days of questioning in Congress this week. You could tell Zuckerberg took it very seriously, not least because he shed his traditional T-shirt and hoodie in favor of a grown-up suit. Again and again, he was asked whether he was opposed to regulation. "You embrace regulation?" asked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "I think the real question, as the internet becomes more important...
  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein names new acting deputy

    04/03/2018 8:31:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 55 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 4/3/2018 | kathryn watson
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has named a new acting deputy of his own. The Department of Justice on Tuesday announced Edward O'Callaghan will be the acting principal associate deputy attorney general. O'Callaghan will replace Robert Hur, who is taking Rosenstein's old job as the U.S. Attorney in the District of Maryland. O'Callaghan's new position is key, as it will involve oversight of the FBI's probe of Russian election meddling and any ties to the Trump campaign. O'Callaghan has been serving as the principal deputy assistant attorney general for the DOJ's National Security Division. "Edward O'Callaghan has served the Department...