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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "heat" is turned on ...

Trump is putting pressure on the DoJ and the FBI. He's going to force them to investigate the FBI itself, and see where it leads. Sleepless nights ...

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Trump 'demands' probe of alleged spying on his campaign
AFP AFP•May 20, 2018
US President Donald Trump is demanding a Justice Department probe into alleged infiltration of his presidential campaign for political purposes

Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump sharpened Sunday his accusations that his presidential campaign was "infiltrated" or spied on for political purposes, saying he would officially "demand" a Justice Department investigation.

The president has repeatedly cast the probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion by his campaign as a politically driven "witch hunt," while offering no evidence.

"I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes," he tweeted, "and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!"

Trump's angry tweet came amid building pressure from the year-old investigation and reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation in July 2016 sent a Britain-based American professor to speak separately with three Trump campaign advisers.

A New York Times report described the professor as "an informant" but not a spy, saying the federal agency was looking into evidence that Carter Page, Sam Clovis and George Papadopoulos had suspicious contacts with Russia.

The Washington Post called him "a longtime US intelligence source," used by both the FBI and the CIA.

But Trump and his supporters have cast the man as a mole possibly sent by the Obama administration to burrow into his campaign. "If so, this is bigger than Watergate!" Trump tweeted on Thursday. [....]
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-demands-probe-alleged-spying-campaign-185908071.html


This guy is not the spy/investigator. He acted more as an agent provocateur than a spy. If they are speaking of Stefan Halper, he's the one who brought Carter Page and another guy into the investigation. The "mole" was someone inside the Trump campaign.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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John Brennan Fires Warning Shot to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell After Trump Orders DOJ to Investigate FBI’s Campaign Infiltration
by Cristina Laila May 20, 2018

Former CIA Director-turned-Twitter troll, John Brennan lashed out at Trump on Sunday evening after the President ordered the DOJ to investigate the FBI’s infiltration of his campaign.

Brennan also fired a warning shot to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, claiming they will ‘bear the majority of the responsibility of the harm done to our democracy’ if they don’t stop Trump.

As previously reported by TGP’s Kristinn Taylor, President Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon he is ordering the Justice Department to investigate whether the Obama administration spied on his 2016 presidential campaign.

The order comes on the heels of leaks to the New York Times and Washington Post that the Obama administration had an “informant” make several approaches to three Trump campaign officials, included one that involved an offer of cash and another an offer to “advise” the campaign.

Trump tweeted: “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes — and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” the president tweeted.

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I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!

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John Brennan warned Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after Trump ordered the DOJ to review the FBI’s infiltration of his campaign.

Brennan tweeted: Senator McConnell & Speaker Ryan: If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy. You do a great disservice to our Nation & the Republican Party if you continue to enable Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions.

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Senator McConnell & Speaker Ryan: If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy. You do a great disservice to our Nation & the Republican Party if you continue to enable Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/998256454590193665

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The gets to the touchy subject of blackmail. What's the probability that Mitch McConnell is blackmail-proof? Or Ryan, either? Besides, these days the charges don't even have to be true, as Patrick Brown found out. But these 'intelligence community' people --really, the American secret police -- have incredible surveillance powers and it was always rumoured that J. Edgar Hoover had blackmail material on most of the Presidents that he served.

Why would it be any different now?
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The potentials for blackmail in American politics

The following is a video interview -- a part of a longer interview is -- worth looking at on this subject. I would avoid the reporters rant at the end, and just listen to the interviewee. The good part ends at 5:50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ5Tatq73Tw

The interviewee knows what he is talking about. He was a top technical guy at NSA, tied to foreign surveillance. It turns out that he is one in a series of whistleblowers that were made ludicrous by the media. This guy was careful, and avoided it. Basically, everything Snowdon says is true.

What it means, even at 2001 levels of technology, is that the intelligence community could monitor, or had access to all telephone and internet communications. It was stored for 30 days and "aged out". The bottleneck was transcription -- listening to -- or reading the phone calls etc. They had 2000+ people -- in 2001 -- listening in on the calls. Otherwise, they "aged out."

There is no doubt that the storage capacity has been increased since 2001. If they "age out" it's likely to be after a year or more.

The interviewee resigned because he saw that the techniques that were being used in foreign countries were being used in the USA.

The point is that there is, on record, all kinds of embarrassing evidence. Certainly, leads for investigations. When an FBI agent shows up at your office, I imagine your heart quickens a beat or two. But there goes my imagination .., running away from me again.

The point is the "plot" is increasingly being supported by 'certified' facts, and the power of these particular plotters rests in significant degree on blackmail! Certainly, that possibility exists. Now think of Jim Comey. Would this sanctimonious cop be capable of blackmail? Would the Steele dossier be anything else but blackmail material?

I think we have to look at this ... Is this what Washington has become? Is this the world that Hillary prospers in? Just a thought ...

Comments invited ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has become tedious ... since I last posted, the IG's report has come out. Its chief effect has been to certify more already known facts, with some delicious details. The famous Stzrok/Page transmissions included a promise wheedled out of Peter Stzrok -- a promise to stop Trump!

It also nails down the case that Comey deserved to be fired. So there is no "obstruction of justice' charge coming out of that.

But now the claims of the Intelligence Committee have been backed up by the Chairman Ryan. Now the subpoenas are are facing a new deadline, with the backing of Ryan, who can issue the contempt of Congress order.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IieEHXe94kA

This will bring you up to date, as of Sunday, June 17th.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conrad Black's comments on the Inspector-General's Report

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Crime and Punishment
By Conrad Black| June 17th, 2018

The Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s unsecured personal email server laid bare a widespread pattern of conduct that “cast a cloud” over the FBI. The report incites the inference that the Bureau is a severely corrupted organization, tainted and warped by unconstitutional ambitions to meddle in electoral matters.

Although Inspector General Michael Horowitz asserted he lacked “documentary and testamentary evidence” to prove political bias ruled in making decisions of great political consequence, clearly he did not mean bias was not present. On what the report presented, it is almost certain that the FBI, at the deliberate direction of its leaders and senior Justice Department officials, intervened completely improperly in political matters. The inspector general led the country to the edge of the decision, and will presumably make a number of criminal referrals for possible indictments, as he did after his initial report.

Horowitz is not a prosecutor. But he recorded extreme anti-Trump bias in many people and on many occasions. The presence of Peter Strzok as head of the FBI Clinton whitewash operation, jumping at once to take over the effort to tie Trump to Russia so as to rig the presidential election (though he acknowledged “there is no there there”), and then on to lead Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation of Trump, is scandalous. At mid-point in the circuit, Strzok assures his Justice Department paramour Lisa Page, “We will stop him” (Trump). This makes Horowitz’s pious attachment to inconclusiveness very tenuous.

Former FBI Director James Comey emerges as a psychopath incapable of telling fact from fiction, himself guilty of possible criminal misuse of emails, as well as likely obstruction of justice, untruthful answers to Congress under oath, theft of government property, illegal leaks, and in Horowitz’s words, “usurping” the authority of the attorney general and deputy attorney general, “serious improprieties and errors of judgment,” and severe breach of Bureau practices and policies for “unpersuasive” reasons. He is completely disgraced and is on the low road to indictment.

Comey and his counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, when he was a prosecutor, never accorded any mercy to those whom they gleefully prosecuted, (such as Martha Stewart, Scooter Libby, and me), and it will be a fine divertissement to see how they do when their turn comes to face the lawless rogue monster of American criminal justice. Retaining proportionality, there will be some resemblance to the fate of Robespierre’s chief prosecutor under the Committee of Public Safety, Fouquier-Tinville, and Stalin’s police ministers, Yagoda, Yezhov, and Beria: all were executed when the political currents shifted.

Revelations About Obama
We also learn for the first time that that President Obama was not, as he has claimed, unaware of Secretary Clinton’s illegal email activity, which, Horowitz also confirms, gave “foreign actors” access to unknowable quantities of classified material—a major security breach. There is little doubt that President Obama and his attorney general, Loretta Lynch, and her deputy Sally Yates, were complicit in the harassment of the Trump campaign, including the implantation of informers within the campaign, the surveillance of the campaign through telephone intercepts and other means under a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant requested from a court under a false pretext of treating the Steele dossier, a farrago of lies and defamations commissioned by the Clinton campaign, as an objective product of respectable impartial, professional intelligence gathering with no hint of its origins or methods or purpose.

Comey inherited the FBI from Robert Mueller, who must have inculcated the initial ethos of omnipotence and infallibility. Horowitz reveals many instances of the tangible corruption of FBI agents by interested parties in investigations, and of contact between agents and the media so frequent that it is impossible to identify the principal suspects in the Niagara of illegal leaks the FBI’s agents have committed. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who has already been referred for possible criminal indictment, got around to recusing himself on the Clinton “matter” a week before the 2016 election, after a Clinton ally had given McCabe’s wife’s Virginia state senate campaign almost $800,000 while McCabe was leading the soft-pointed investigation of Mrs. Clinton.

Somebody serious, meaning no one now in sight in the Justice Department, is going to have to come to grips with the role of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in all this. Obviously, Clinton lied to federal officers. It is inconceivable that Obama did not know a legally damaging amount about this appalling skullduggery. The country needs the truth.

Though Horowitz wasn’t looking at the intelligence agencies, the coordinated law-breaking and perjury of senior officials, almost certainly including the former directors of the FBI, CIA (John Brennan), and the Office of National Intelligence (James Clapper), has to be addressed, starting with their frequent lies to Congress, and apparent participation in a plan with Comey to mislead the president-elect about the Steele dossier. All of this is so far from passing a smell test, no person of normal olfactory sensibilities could inhale through their nostrils while being exposed to it.

We cannot wait for the Horowitz molasses to run for another 18 months—as it did to produce this report—to get to the bottom of the partisan Russian probe, the infamous Steele dossier and the apparent manipulation of the FISA court, a serious crime. The Democrats are trying to run out the clock, and the macabre farce noire of Mueller’s investigation, which returns every few months to launch another feeble assault on Paul Manafort for reasons having nothing to do with its ostensible purpose (Trump-Russian collusion), must not continue ad nauseam et infinitum.

The well-tried Democratic dirty tricks operation is doing its best, one last time, with a contemporaneous spurious civil lawsuit against the Trump Foundation, from the Spitzer-Cuomo-Schneiderman-Underwood legal sewer of the attorney general of New York. The wax-works official Democratic leadership—Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and their claque—are trying to spin the report as inconclusive and maintain that Comey was more helpful to Trump than to Clinton. The reaction of the new FBI director, Christopher Wray, promising to implement Horowitz’s recommendations and acknowledging errors “in hindsight,” was completely unacceptable. He should have been wearing short pants and a Yogi Bear hat as he promised to “teach” his 35,000 agents to avoid political bias.

The Washington Sleaze Factory Needs to be Upended
The old Washington sleaze factory is talking to itself. We are between the lightning and the thunder and the country cannot tolerate this level of sanctimonious, institutionalized corruption any longer.

It’s now or never for the pitiful, self-emasculated Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He must name a special counsel to get to the bottom of the origins and development of the Russian investigation, while Mueller is ordered to make an interim report, show cause why he should be allowed to continue at all, and if so, his staff must be purged of known political partisans. Its origins and functioning have been arrogantly unprofessional and they are not close to anything relevant to the non-existent Trump-Russia relationship. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is compromised by approving the renewal of an illegal FISA warrant, stonewalling Congress, and buckling to Comey in appointing Mueller right after Comey was fired (on Rosenstein’s recommendation).

Nothing in any of these investigations raises the slightest questions about the probity of the conduct of Donald Trump, who has been the victim of Clintonian chicanery, Sessions’ impotence, and a historic media smear campaign. The president must require the public revelation of all relevant documentation, redacting only what an independent unquestionable source identifies as necessary to keep secret for reasons of the safety of an agent or human asset or national security. Then let the people judge in November.

If Sessions or Rosenstein won’t appoint a new special counsel with a proper mandate and impose reasonable guidelines on Mueller, they should be sacked and the solicitor general, Noel Francisco, should be ordered to do what his superiors have failed to do, pending senatorial approval of replacements.

If Clinton had won, as the leaders of the Justice Department assumed and passionately hoped and tried to assure, none of this would have come to light. If they had just allowed Donald Trump a decent honeymoon, as every other incoming president receives, he would not have overturned the rocks and it all would have slipped into the past. But in confecting and promoting the monstrous fraud of Trump-Russian collusion, they tried, first to subvert a presidential election and then to overturn the result of one. What occurred was a massive criminal assault on the Constitution. The tumor has been ripped open and now it must be excised.

Despite Horowitz’s partial disclaimer, he has almost certainly proved that political bias perverted the administration of justice. Those responsible and complicit must be indicted, convicted, and punished, with the same severity they have shown to their often guiltless victims.
https://amgreatness.com/2018/06/17/crime-and-punishment/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Inspector-General in Congress, questioned by Senator Graham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewSYxjRJ5Uc

Graham is a Never Trumper who is coming around. He's an old fox who knows how to get things done in Washington, and he has acknowledged that Trump has worked wonders with the economy.

In this video, you see how careful a man Horowitz is. There is a discussion that took place in "Andy's office" -- but he has no corroboration that Andy was there, and McCabe says he has no recollection of it. But when do two underlings meet in a manager's office without the manager being there?

The point is only that he is a very circumspect person who probably doesn't speculate even a little bit about what could be going on, but Graham has a sharp nose for what is probably going on, and speculates freely.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judicial Watch gives us a lesson on how power is wielded in Washington

Judicial Watch is an organization that uses Freedom of Information law to conduct investigations, and who defend the public's right to know what its government is doing.

It's not a concept Canadians are familiar with. Nonetheless, this video goes back to the IRS scandal, and how the vox populi is stifled by the most left-wing President ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLm6G7oCcBU

It's got some really juicy stuff in it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Climactic moments from Rosenstein vrs House Committee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBuoqDUa-WY

Rosenstein tries to consume the committee members time with circuitous answers, but it grows heated as the questions become increasingly pointed. 20 minutes of fireworks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Highpoints of the Strzok testimony

Finally, the House Oversight Committee gets to confront the manager of the investigation into the Trump collusion allegations ... WARNING: the first 12 minutes are the use of 'the rules' to obstruct the inquiry. Worth watching, just to get a realistic idea of what happens when one side is determined to keep the other side from exposing them.

The actual questioning starts about 12:50.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANohtXQhkQw

This is a video of the highlight of the day, when Rep. Gohmert got his chance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI1JD4NH9kA

The issue of lying comes up. Democrats scramble to defend the liar from public shame for his adultery, provoking charges of indecency against Ghomert, and comments from the Representatives, including "you must be off your medications" ...

The important thing that came out was that Strzok told the committee, under oath, that elements of the Steele Dossier were brought to him by Bruce Ohr. Bruce Ohr in a long-timer who is married to a woman hired by Fusion GPS, the organization that got Steele involved and collected information supposedly supportive of long-term relationships between the Russians and Trump, going back at least 5-10 years.

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This seems like a joke, but it highlights a real constitutional problem.

The idea of the American Constitution is that the legislature acts as a check on the' most powerful office in the world. But here we see an department of government -- possibly a whole sector of the executive branch -- making it immune from the demands of Congress and even 'going to war with their President -- with near impunity, so far.

Congress can only with difficulty make them accountable, even with a Republican in the Presidency and one who is under attack from his own Department of Justice.

That's truly frightening.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Majority Of Clinton Emails Funneled To "Foreign Entity"; When IG Told Strzok - He Completely Ignored
by Tyler Durden
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 12:55

As we sift through the ashes of Thursday's dumpster-fire Congressional hearing with still employed FBI agent Peter Strzok, Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller plucked out a key exchange between Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx) and Strzok which revealed a yet-unknown bombshell about the Clinton email case.

Nearly all of Hillary Clinton's emails on her homebrew server went to a foreign entity that isn't Russia. When this was discovered by the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), IG Chuck McCullough sent his investigator Frank Ruckner and an attorney to notify Strzok along with three other people about the "anomaly."

Four separate attempts were also made to notify DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to brief him on the massive security breach, however Horowitz "never returned the call." Recall that Horowitz concluded last month that despite Strzok's extreme bias towards Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump - none of it translated to Strzok's work at the FBI.

In other words; Strzok, while investigating Clinton's email server, completely ignored the fact that most of Clinton's emails were sent to a foreign entity - while IG Horowitz simply didn't want to know about it.

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The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,” Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said during a hearing with FBI official Peter Strzok. -Daily Caller


Gohmert continued; “It was going to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia.”

Strzok admitted to meeting with Ruckner but said he couldn't remember the "specific" content of their discussion.

“The forensic examination was done by the ICIG and they can document that,” Gohmert said, “but you were given that information and you did nothing with it.”

Meanwhile, “Mr. Horowitz got a call four times from someone wanting to brief him about this, and he never returned the call,” Gohmert said - and Horowitz wouldn't return the call.

And while Peter Strzok couldn't remember the specifics of his meeting with the IG about the giant "foreign entity" bombshell, he texted this to his mistress Lisa Page when the IG discovered the "(C)" classification on several of Clinton's emails - something the FBI overlooked:

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“Holy cow ... if the FBI missed this, what else was missed? … Remind me to tell you to flag for Andy [redacted] emails we (actually ICIG) found that have portion marks (C) on a couple of paras. DoJ was Very Concerned about this.”



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30,000+ Hillary Clinton emails were sent to an unauthorized foreign entity, not #RussianHacking


Obama was one of 13 individuals who sent AT LEAST 100 emails to Hillary

At least 100 Obama emails are in the hands of a foreign entity 👇 Where's the outrage? [....]https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-14/majority-clinton-emails-funneled-foreign-entity-when-ig-told-strzok-he-completely


The kicker is that Obama himself used that server to communicate with Hillary!

These are the kinds of facts the FBI does not want to 'certify' as legal facts, and thus the obstruction we see in the committee meeting. It would make the first Afro-American President of the USA a felon! You can understand the emotions in the FBI agents who discocvered that!

Meanwhile, young people are walking away from the Democrats.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Putin makes a big revelation!

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Comey Lashes Out at Trump After Putin Drops Bombshell Claiming ‘US Intel Helped Move $400,000,000 to Hillary Campaign’
Cristina Laila by Cristina Laila July 16, 2018

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a joint press conference Monday in Helsinki, Finland.

The left lost their minds over the presser.

It appears leftists would rather settle the score with bombs than civil discourse.

President Donald Trump headed into his first summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday determined to forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief.

The President didn’t hold back; he called out the Democrats and Deep State witch hunt and slammed Hillary Clinton.

Then Putin dropped a bombshell!
Putin dropped a bomb and claimed US Intel helped American-born British financier, Bill Browder, move $400 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign

Vladimir Putin: Last year there was one extradition case by the United States… Mueller can use this treaty as an official request to us… in this case this kind of effort should be a reciprocal one… For instance we can bring up Mr. Browder… They sent a huge amount of money $400,000,000 to Hillary Clinton! …So we have solid reason to believe that some [US] intelligence offers accompanied and guided these transactions. So we have an interest in questioning them..

Obama’s corrupt intel officials lashed out over this Putin bombshell.

Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan lost it after this revelation that US intel helped move $400 million to Hillary’s campaign, accusing Trump’s presser of being “nothing short of treasonous.”

Fired FBI Director James Comey followed Brennan’s lead and blasted Trump.

Comey tweeted: This was the day an American president stood on foreign soil next to a murderous lying thug and refused to back his own country. Patriots need to stand up and reject the behavior of this president.


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No wonder why the Democrats and Deep State operatives were doing everything possible to prevent Trump’s meeting with Putin in Helsinki.


The Deep State is terrified over what Putin will reveal about Obama’s and Hillary’s corruption.
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Is it true? Browder is an American who went to Russia to create an investment firm, as you might in the USA. He got defrauded, and checked the books, to find a massive tax-evasion going on, as well as other financial crimes. He claims to have just gotten out of the country in time. He got retaliatory legislative action from the US government, in the form of the Meritsky Act, named for his Russian accountant who was jailed.

I am skeptical myself, but that's what the name is about. But it gives the Deep State guys one more thing to worry about, because you can bet they can do these sorts of things.
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New developments -- Lisa Page is being a much more forthcoming witness, still behind closed doors, and still with a FBI handler. But nobody knows what new info has come out because of this, other than acknowledging that the investigation was partisan from the start.

Now this:

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US Launches National Security Probe Into Uranium Ore and Imports
BUSINESS
17:37 18.07.2018(updated 17:52 18.07.2018) \

Earlier, US media reported that Washington was mulling an inquiry into the national security implications of uranium imports.

The Commerce Department has launched an official probe to figure out whether uranium imports pose a threat to US national security. Commerce officials say the probe may lead to tariff or quota recommendations for the president.

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the probe on Wednesday, saying the decision was made following a petition filed by two US uranium mining companies.

The secretary noted that domestic uranium production for military and electrical power use has declined from 49% in 1987 to 5% today.

Earlier, Bloomberg reported that two uranium mining firms, Energy Fuels Inc and Ur-Energy Inc, had filed petition with the Commerce Department in January under Section 232 of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act, the same provision Trump used to justify across-the-board US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

The business news agency said the Section 232 probe would be aimed at shielding the US mining companies from competition from Russian, Canadian and Kazakh companies, but warned that a probe may add to global trade tensions. According to US Energy Information Administration figures, Canada, Kazakhstan and Australia account for over half of US uranium imports (25%, 24%, and 20%, respectively), with Russia and Uzbekistan accounting for much of the rest (14% and 4%, respectively).

DETAILS TO FOLLOW
https://sputniknews.com/business/201807181066474296-us-probe-uranium-imports/?utm_source=push&utm_medium=browser_notification&utm_campaign=sputnik_inter_en


This turns the spotlight on the Democrats and the Clinton Foundation -- dyn0mite!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are the rats leaving the ship?

First, although not yet ''certifiable' facts, the indications are that Lisa Page has been far more cooperative than Peter Strzok, and that she has conceded that the Meuller Investigation was, from the start, a "witch hunt". She may be doing more.

This is a tweet from a senior Republican on the committee.

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Remarkably, we learned new information today suggesting the DOJ had not notified Lisa Page of Congress' outstanding interview requests for over 7 months now. The DOJ/FBI appear to be continuing their efforts to keep material facts, and perhaps even witnesses, from Congress.

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On another front, we have the former head of he National Intelligence, Clapper, a guy who put his credibility on the line in support of the "deep state", seems to be changing his tune.

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Clapper: Obama Was Behind The Whole Thing
by Tyler Durden
Sun, 07/22/2018 - 14:45

Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper admitted in a CNN interview Saturday that former President Obama instigated the ongoing investigations into Donald Trump and those in his orbit.

Speaking with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Clapper let slip:

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If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.


[....] Recall in May, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) fired off a letter to the Department of Justice demanding unredacted versions of text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and former bureau attorney Lisa Page, including one exchange which took place after Strzok had returned from London as part of the recently launched "Operation Crossfire Hurricane" referring to the White House "running" an unknown investigation. [....]
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-22/clapper-obama-was-behind-whole-thing


It looks like Clapper is making sure he isn't the one left holding the bag on this one.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A week later ...

The big news is that in the past week the House Committee's efforts to impeach Rod Rosenstein were stifled by Ryan, the Speaker.

The reason? Rosenstein's disobedience does not rise to the level required for impeachment.

The Committee has a few choices -- holding Rosenstein in contempt of Congress, for example ... but the time is running out. They are probably buffaloed.

Which means, the stage is set for Trump to save the day ...

I am only speculating, but he has the power to order Rosenstein to let Congress see the documents they want unredacted. He could even take the security clearance off. If he doesn't do it, it seems to me to grant the DoJ its independence from Congress.

Or it becomes an election issue, effectively making the mid-terms a referendum on Trump.

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... If the economy and stock market hold up, if the US doesn’t invade anybody, and if no nuclear bombs drop between now and November, the Democratic blue wave will be just another one of their fantasies. The election may well amount to an endorsement of Trump. However, nothing is set in stone and if the blue wave does materialize, Trump guarantees himself two years of headaches and obstruction, at best, and impeachment—if rabid Democrats get their way—at worse. Forget about any prosecution of the Deep State and the clowns who have led its inept coup, it could be Trump wearing the new black.

Taking Rand Paul’s suggestion and revoking the security clearances for some of those clowns—John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Susan Rice, Michael Hayden, and Andrew McCabe—would be a powerful first step. It signals that something more serious—indictment and prosecution—may be on the way. He would be moving against enemies who have so overplayed their weak hand they’ve actually increased his support. Although there would be plenty of flack, especially from the captured media, the majority of Americans would applaud the move.

It would send another, subtextual message as well. It turns the treason calumny against those who have so irresponsibly used it.

You take away security clearances from people who pose a security threat. These conspirators are part of a cabal trying to remove the legitimately elected president of the United States. They are using their Russiagate concoction to oppose at every turn any attempt by Trump to improve relations with the one country on the planet that has as many nuclear weapons as the US. This dangerous, arrogant, and corrupt cabal represents a grave threat to what remains of the rule of law, the institution of the presidency, and the life of every American.

They must be stopped. It’s time for Trump to stop them.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-29/its-now-or-never-trump
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