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Kellyanne Conway: ‘We’re Accepting Apologies Today’ From Anyone Who ‘Feels The Grace In Offering Them’

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:46

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, held court on the White House driveway on Thursday, shortly after the report from special counsel Robert Mueller was released. She made a magnanimous gesture to all the people who have been claiming that Trump colluded with Russia to alter the outcome of the 2016 election, and then sought to obstruct justice to cover it up.

Addressing a throng of reporters — many of whom had perpetuated the allegations — she said: “We’re accepting apologies today, too, for anybody who feels the grace in offering them.”

Conway also called today “really the best day since he got elected” and reiterated that there was “no collusion, and there was certainly no criminal conspiracy with any Russians.”

She was asked about sections from the Mueller report in which Trump worried about the end of his presidency. Conway responded: “I was very surprised to see that because that was not the reaction of the president that day.” She said “never once” did Trump convey those kind of feelings to her.

And she added: “The president’s in a great mood.”

Asked whether the White House would support calls in Congress for Mueller to testify, Conway said that Attorney General William Barr had already supported that.

Conway also said that now that the report is released, it’s “time to move on.” For those who don’t, “the burden is increasingly on those who won’t let go of this big lie.”

The counselor added that Trump “doesn’t need a point by point rebuttal” of the report. The fact that Trump remains in office is “his greatest rebuttal.”

Conway also said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) should resign as House Intelligence Committee chairman. “Not only should he resign, he should produce the evidence that he said he has,” she said. “If he has evidence of collusion that somehow the special counsel couldn’t find over 22 months and $35 million of our money, I want Adam Schiff to produce that,” Conway said. “He ought to put up or shut up.”

Appearing later on Fox News, Conway said: I would say that that that’s sort of the latest iteration of the palace intrigue stories that the media, the mainstream media tend to love to run around here.”

 

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AMERICA’S RAGE: Where Are the Investigations into Hillary Emails, Clinton Foundation, Uranium One, AGT Intl, Obama FBI and DOJ Crimes?!?

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:10

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Today Attorney General Bill Barr exonerated the Donald Trump campaign in collusion with Russian operatives during the 2016 election.

Attorney General Bill Barr stated that the Mueller Special Counsel did not find the Trump campaign colluded in Russian efforts to tamper with the 2016 election.  The Special Counsel report completely exonerated President Trump on the junk charges brought against him by a corrupt Democratic operatives inside the DOJ and FBI.

This was a devastating blow to Democrats, liberal media hacks and Deep State operatives.

But this is not enough!  For a decade now Americans have seen the Obama Administration, the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation and Obama’s Deep State FBI, DOJ and their cohorts in the Mainstream Media and Democrat Party get away with numerous crimes.

Where is the investigation into their crimes?  When will Americans receive justice?

Arguably the most corrupt President in US history, Barack Obama, got away with eight years of crimes while President.  The list goes on and on…. giving billions to Iran, giving guns to ISIS and creating a quagmire in the Middle East, bombing and overthrowing governments like Libya, destroying American healthcare with Obamacare, giving guns to Mexican cartels used to kill American border agents, lying to the American people over and over, and then spying on the opposing party’s candidate and then attempting an coup to have President Trump removed after he won the election.

Hillary Clinton, Obama’s Secretary of State, helped bomb Libya for no good reason and bragged about the murder of it’s leader –

Bill and Hillary also created the Clinton Foundation which is probably the most corrupt entity in US and world history.  Corporations like Uranium One and AGT International donated millions to the Clintons who in turn promoted these organizations.  As a result 20% of US uranium went to Russia (Uranium One) and some of the US’s most advanced defense technology went to Russia and China (AGT International).

Rudy Giuliani stated years ago that the Clinton Foundation ‘is a fraud’ and should be investigated as a racketeering enterprise –

Where are the investigations into Obama and the Clintons?  The level of anger from good Americans for not seeing any justice regarding the former corrupt President and his corrupt Secretary of State is at record heights.

Americans want justice – Will America be a banana republic or will it stand for ‘justice for all’?  It’s time to address Americans’ concerns. 

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Donald Trump Jr. Shreds Haters With Two-Word Tweet

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:04

Donald Trump Jr. loves mixing it up on Twitter.

He did just that on Thursday, shortly after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his probe into whether President Trump or members of his campaign colluded with Russia to alter the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

“TOLD YA!!!” Trump Jr. wrote.

TOLD YA!!!

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 18, 2019

The president’s son also had some fun with the media and Democrats, who have breathlessly covered the story for the last 22 months.

“Live look at the media/Dems taking one more crack at the Hoax this morning,” he wrote in another post.

Live look at the media/Dems taking one more crack at the Hoax this morning. pic.twitter.com/DRlOZD1lAG

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 18, 2019

And he hit CNN’s Brian Stelter.

I guess Brian doesn’t want anyone watching CNN’s meltdown. I get it. If I were in his shoes I wouldn’t either. I almost feel bad for them. https://t.co/tDiLxi61JP

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 18, 2019

He also said: “It’s so much fun hate-watching CNN right now. I don’t normally take joy in other people’s misery, but after the lies and discord they sowed for the past 3 years about my family and me I’ll make an exception today. BetterLuckNextHoax guys.”

It’s so much fun hate-watching @CNN right now. I don’t normally take joy in other people’s misery, but after the lies and discord they sowed for the past 3 years about my family and me I’ll make an exception today. #BetterLuckNextHoax guys. https://t.co/3X2HT0ow9M

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 18, 2019

And he bashed CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Fake Jake can’t help himself. By far the most thin skinned guy in the game.”

Fake Jake can’t help himself. By far the most thin skinned guy in the game. https://t.co/CSGDDx95DG

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 18, 2019

Trump Jr. also expressed shock that some Americans are disappointed that the president of the United States did not collude with Russia.

“I never thought I’d see the day that Democrats would be distraught and in tears that their President DID NOT COLLUDE WITH THE RUSSIANS. Just shows that they don’t really care about America, they care only about power,” he wrote.

I never thought I’d see the day that Democrats would be distraught and in tears that their President DID NOT COLLUDE WITH THE RUSSIANS.

Just shows that they don’t really care about America, they care only about power.

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 18, 2019

And Trump Jr. said: “At this stage, anyone continuing this fake charade against @realDonaldTrump is doing the bidding of the Russians. They are the ones causing division & dissension— the stated goal of Putin. They should stop colluding with the Russians & start working with President Trump to #MAGA.

At this stage, anyone continuing this fake charade against @realDonaldTrump is doing the bidding of the Russians. They are the ones causing division & dissension— the stated goal of Putin. They should stop colluding with the Russians & start working with President Trump to #MAGA

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 18, 2019

 

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MEDIA MELTDOWN: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Loses It – Wonders if She’s Crazy After Watching Barr Presser, “Am I Nuts?” (VIDEO)

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:00

The liberal mainstream media is completely melting down and it’s glorious.

Attorney General Bill Barr held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss the Mueller report and take some questions from reporters.

Barr made it clear that President Trump did not collude with the Russian government during the 2016 election — this angered the sycophantic reporters who hate Trump.

As expected, the liberal ‘reporters’ immediately went into overdrive and accused Bill Barr of protecting President Trump.

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace was so flabbergasted following Bill Barr’s presser on Mueller’s report Thursday morning that she wondered out loud, on live broadcast if she was losing her mind.

“Am I nuts?” Wallace asked.

“You take the dystopian elements of the Trump presidency and you sometimes wonder alone in a cab, am I nuts or is this really what I’m seeing?” Wallace wondered.

Nicolle Wallace then said that Attorney General Bill Barr is actually acting as President Trump’s personal defense attorney.

Wow, she has lost it!

WATCH:

Nicole Wallace says she sometimes wonders if she's crazy after watching events like Bill Barr's presser.

"You take the dystopian elements of the Trump presidency and you sometimes wonder alone in a cab, am I nuts or is this really what I'm seeing?" pic.twitter.com/8GXsWtSeSa

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 18, 2019

Things aren’t much better over at fake news CNN.

Fake News CNN melted down and piled on Barr following his presser.

CNN had EIGHT people discussing the Barr presser — all of them are liberal Trump haters.

All eight people on CNN’s panel agree with each other — talk about diversity!

CNN, MSNBC and other liberal mainstream media outlets spent years peddling Trump-Russia conspiracy theories and now they have to face the music.

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HUGE! Russian ‘Witness” told Mueller Investigation the Pee-Pee Tape Was Not Real — But They Hid This from Michael Cohen (VIDEO)

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:54

Attorney General Bill Barr exonerated the Donald Trump campaign in collusion with Russian operatives during the 2016 election.

Attorney General Bill Barr did not find the Trump campaign colluded in Russian efforts to tamper with the 2016 election.

The Special Counsel report completely exonerated President Trump on the junk charges brought against him by a corrupt Democratic operatives inside the DOJ and FBI.

FOX News investigative reporter Catherine Herridge later reported that the Mueller report released this morning admitted to the Mueller investigation there were no pee-pee tapes. It was complete fiction.

Catherine Herridge: I want to draw your attention to pages 27 and 28. It deals with some allegations that were made in the Steele dossier that there were compromising tapes involving then candidate Trump (the pee-pee tapes). And what it states is that this information was communicated that tapes existed to Michael Cohen shortly after the election and he shared that information with the president. Now the Russian businessman then went on to be interviewed by the special counsel where he said the information that he had, he was told the tapes were fake but this was never communicated to Michael Cohen.

The Special Counsel then hid this from Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen.
The deep state is corrupt and ruthless.

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With Release Of Mueller Report, Liberals Renew Calls For Impeachment

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:12

And so it begins — all over again.

With the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report after a nearly two-year probe into allegations that President Trump or members of his campaign colluded with Russia, liberals are renewing calls to impeach Trump — even though the report concludes that Trump committed no crimes.

“The report provides a conundrum for Congress by virtually inviting an impeachment probe around the obstruction issue,” David Axelrod, a former top aide to Barack Obama, wrote on Twitter.

The report provides a conundrum for Congress by virtually inviting an impeachment probe around the obstruction issue.

— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 18, 2019

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said on MSNBC that “Our investigation has already begun and we have a meeting this afternoon of the Judiciary Committee.”

In his report, Mueller wrote this: “Although the president has broad authority under Article II, that authority co-exists with Congress’s Article 1 power to enact laws that protect congressional proceedings, federal investigations, the courts and grand juries against corrupt efforts to that undermine their functions. … But when the president’s official actions come into conflict with the prohibitions in the obstruction statutes, any congressional tension is reconciled through separation of power analysis.”

The special counsel also wrote: “[W]e concluded that Congress has the authority to prohibit a president’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice.”

Said Neal Katyal, solicitor general under Obama, “This is entirely a hand-off to Congress, that’s what this document is.”

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi immediately pounced, calling on Mueller to appear before Congress — what would amount to a first step toward further proceedings.

“Attorney General [William] Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24th summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last week, and his indefensible plan to spin the report in a press conference later this morning — hours before he allows the public or Congress to see it — have resulted in a crisis of confidence in his independence and impartiality,” the two Democratic leaders said in a joint statement. “We believe the only way to begin restoring public trust in the handling of the Special Counsel’s investigation is for Special Counsel Mueller himself to provide public testimony in the House and Senate as soon as possible. The American people deserve to hear the truth.”

That will lead to months of hearings — likely extending right up to the 2020 election.

Pelosi weeks ago said that she opposes impeachment, asserting that such a move would divide the nation. “I’m not for impeachment,” the California Democrat said in March. And because Republicans control the Senate, any impeachment — assuming it would pass the Democrat-controlled House — would likely fizzle in the higher chamber. But with the release of the report, Pelosi will now face pressure to move forward with impeachment — despite her misgivings.

CNBC reporter John Harwood, a longtime cheerleader for the Democrats, said Thursday that Barr’s handling of the Mueller report “will make it harder for House Democratic leaders to resist initiating impeachment proceedings.”

Barr’s handling of this will make it harder for House Democratic leaders to resist initiating impeachment proceedings

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) April 18, 2019

CNN, of course, was absolutely giddy with the possibility of impeachment, the Media Research Center reported in a piece headlined “CNN Panel Celebrates Mueller Report as ‘Road Map’ for Dems to Impeach Trump.”

 

 

 

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Mueller Report Exonerates Don Jr. – Crushes CNN, Lanny Davis and Michael Cohen Lies on Trump Tower Meeting

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:50


Don Jr., Natalia Veselnitskaya

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report was released to the public Thursday morning following AG Bill Barr’s press conference.

The report was lightly redacted — only 855 redactions were made to Mueller’s report.

Mueller’s report addressed the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Don Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and other Trump associates and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Donald Trump Jr. was totally exonerated and Mueller’s report CRUSHED fake news CNN, Lanny Davis and Michael Cohen’s lies, conspiracy theories and propaganda surrounding the meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Recall, Trump’s former lawyer-turned-rat Michael Cohen claimed in a 2017 Senate Intel testimony that Donald Trump had foreknowledge of the meeting at Trump Tower between his son, Kushner and Veselnitskaya.

In July of 2018, CNN rolled out another “bombshell” story using anonymous sources wherein they reported Michael Cohen claimed Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting with Veselnitskaya in advance.

The CNN story quickly turned into a dumpster fire because Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis admitted he lied to the media when he claimed he confirmed a CNN report with anonymous sources about President Trump’s foreknowledge of the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June of 2016.

CNN said in its report that Cohen was ready to spill the beans to Mueller that Trump not only knew about the meeting with Veselnitskaya, but approved it.

As usual, CNN was reporting fake news and curiously Lanny Davis himself confirmed to being one of the anonymous sources at the time it was published.

CNN never retracted or corrected their fake news story — but Mueller’s report just crushed their propaganda machine.

“Michael Cohen recalled that Trump Jr. may have told candidate Trump about an upcoming meeting to receive adverse information about Clinton, without linking the meeting to Russia,” the report stated. “According to written answers submitted by President Trump, he has no recollections of learning of the meeting at the time, and the Office found NO DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE SHOWING THAT HE WAS MADE AWARE OF THE MEETING — OR ITS RUSSIA CONNECTION — BEFORE IT OCCURRED.”

The report further stated that “Veselnitskaya made additional efforts to follow up on the meeting, but the Trump Transition Team did not engage.”

Curiously, Mueller’s report completely omitted the fact that Natalia Veselnitskaya’s PR partner, FUSION GPS, was working for Hillary Clinton.

The report also leaves out that Veselnitskaya met with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson before and after the Trump Tower meeting.

Should we expect any different? This report was written by a team of Trump haters so it is obvious that it was written with an anti-Trump, pro-Hillary bias.

“TOLD YA!!!” Don Jr. tweeted Thursday afternoon.

TOLD YA!!!

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 18, 2019

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Giuliani GOES OFF on “Terror” Andrew Weissmann: “He’s a Terror and Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Prosecute!” (VIDEO)

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:38

Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani went on FOX News on Thursday morning following the release of the Mueller Report by Attorney General Bill Barr.

The Mueller Report exonerated President Donald Trump from any collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice.

Rudy called top Mueller Attorney and Hillary supporter Andrew Weissmann a “terror” who never should have been included on the special counsel. The fact that he was tainted the investigation and proved it was only a hit job and attempted coup on President Donald Trump.

Rudy Giuliani: That’s what they did to Flynn. The FBI agents walked out of that interview and it’s recorded and it’s been published in the newspapers, and they were convinced that he was telling the truth. And it was a failure of recollection. But the sneaky people running it had the evidence hidden and never showed it to the general. I don’t know if they are proud of themselves trapping a general who served our country for over 30 years, bankrupting him, putting tremendous pressure on his family. Are they proud of themselves? They trapped him. They never would have prosecuted this guy. They created the crime! Somebody’s got to do something about that and reign him in. One of these guys is a terror… One of these guys is a terror he shouldn’t be allowed to prosecute. He did it on Arthur Andersen. He did it at Merrill Lynch. Created crimes in both. He’s been cited by the justice department twice for not turning over exculpatory material. And I know from the witnesses. He treated them horribly!

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IN HIS OWN WORDS: President Trump’s Responses To Mueller’s Questions — From Special Counsel Investigation

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:16

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his probe into allegations that President Trump or members of his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election was released on Thursday. In Appendix C, more than 400 pages into the report, Trump himself answered questions posed by the counsel and its team of lawyers. Here’s what he said:

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Mueller Report Concludes Allegations Against Carter Page Used to Justify a FISA Spying Campaign Against Him Were FALSE

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:45


Carter Page

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report was released to the public Thursday morning following AG Bill Barr’s press conference.

Mueller’s report concluded that allegations against Trump campaign advisor Carter Page used to justify the FISA spying campaign against him were FALSE.

“The investigation did not establish that Page coordinated with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election,” the report stated.

Mueller's report concluded that allegations against Carter Page used to justify a FISA spying campaign against him were false. "The investigation did not establish that Page coordinated with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election." pic.twitter.com/5vsa1A3bYh

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 18, 2019

Obama’s corrupt FBI and DOJ obtained a FISA warrant and THREE subsequent renewals on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.

The first FISA warrant was issued in October of 2016, just before election day.

The last FISA renewal on Carter Page was issued in June of 2017 — AFTER Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate Trump-Russia.

DAG Rod Rosenstein and former FBI chief Andrew McCabe both signed the June 2017 FISA renewal on Carter Page and 20 pages are still redacted!

Under the law, the FBI must go back to the FISA court every 90 days and present the FISA judge with enough evidence that the subject may be acting as a foreign agent in order to obtain a renewal on the spy warrant.

What evidence did the FBI present to the FISA judges on FOUR separate occasions that enabled the FBI to obtain a total of FOUR spy warrants on Carter Page if the allegations against him were false??

After nearly one year of wiretaps and they didn’t charge Carter Page?

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“I’m F***ed!” — Mueller Report Describes President Trump LAMBASTING JEFF SESSIONS — After Rosenstein Opens Special Counsel on Him (VIDEO)

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:32

“I’m f***ed!”

The Mueller Report was released on Thursday following Attorney General Bill Barr’s press conference. Barr told reporters the Mueller Special Counsel exonerated President Trump of collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice.

The report is posted on the DOJ website.

The report describes President Trump’s reaction after Jeff Sessions recused himself and allowed Deep State operatives to open a Special Counsel and attempted coup on the sitting president.

According to the report, President Trump exclaimed, “Oh my God, this is terrible! This is the end of my presidency. I’m f***ed!” The president became very angry lambasting the Attorney General for his decision to recuse from the investigation, stating, “How could you let this happen Jeff!”

Via Varney and Co.:

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“I’m Having a Good Day, It’s Called No Collusion, No Obstruction!” – Trump Makes First Comments After Release Of Mueller ‘Collusion’ Report

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:18

 

In a White House event Thursday morning to honor wounded warriors, President Trump made his first comments about the finding of Robert Mueller, just minutes after the 400-page report by the special counsel was released.

Flanked by injured soldiers, who Trump said we’re “having a good time” at the White House, Trump added, “I’m having a good day, too. It was called no collusion, no obstruction.” The guests broke out into cheers and applause.

“There never was, by the way, and there never will be. And we do have to get to the bottom of these things I will say and this should never happen … to another president again, this hoax. This should never happen to another president again. Thank you.”

Trump began his day doing what he has often done, asserting that there was “no collusion, no obstruction.”

No Collusion – No Obstruction! pic.twitter.com/diggF8V3hl

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019

Then he went one better, using a “Game of Thrones” meme to declare: “No collusion, no obstruction — for the haters and the radical left Democrats.”

pic.twitter.com/222atp7wuB

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019

 

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CNN Melts Down Over Barr Press Conference – Calls Barr’s Presser “An Extraordinary Political Commercial For the President” (VIDEO)

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:04

Attorney General Bill Barr held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss the Mueller report and take some questions from reporters.

Barr made it clear that President Trump did not collude with the Russian government during the 2016 election — this angered the sycophantic reporters who hate Trump.

As expected, the ‘reporters’ acted more like Democrat activists and fired off a series of biased questions, many of them accused Barr of protecting President Trump.

Fake News CNN melted down and piled on Barr following his presser.

CNN had EIGHT people discussing the Barr presser — all of them are liberal Trump haters.

All eight people on CNN’s panel agree with each other — talk about diversity!

CNN’s chief legal analyst (LOL) called Bill Barr’s presser “an extraordinary political commercial for the president.”

CNN spent years peddling Trump-Russia conspiracy theories and now they have to face the music.

WATCH:

The @CNN reaction has begun. @JeffreyToobin calls Bill Barr's presser "an extraordinary political commercial for the president." pic.twitter.com/V6dOBrqGSs

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 18, 2019

Glenn Greenwald blasted CNN!

I've honestly never seen the type of media meltdown that I'm seeing on CNN. They are so emotionally invested in the storyline that they've been pushing for 2+ years and they know what Mueller did to it and how this will forever reflect on them.

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 18, 2019

Eric Trump trolled CNN. “Fun to watch” CNN melt down, said Trump.

Full melt down at @CNN. Fun to watch. As I have always said, they would rather see our country fail than see my father succeed.

— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) April 18, 2019

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Terrific! Chairman Nadler Summons Special Counsel Mueller to Testify Before Judiciary Committee ‘No Later than May 23″

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:52

Rep Jerrold Nadler

Terrific!
Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nader (D-NY) summoned Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

Nadler posted the summons on his Twitter page after Attorney General Bill Barr exonerated President Trump of any wrongdoing in the 2016 election.

This is great news for Republican lawmakers who have been eager to question Mueller on the over 100 times he deviated from standard practice or openly broke the law.

It is clear Congress and the American people must hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in person to better understand his findings. We are now requesting Mueller to appear before @HouseJudiciary as soon as possible. pic.twitter.com/Mmo6PA4KPt

— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) April 18, 2019

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EPIC! AG Barr Shuts Down Rude Liberal Reporter Pointing at Him – Accusing Him of Protecting President Trump (VIDEO)

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:29

Attorney General Bill Barr held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss the Mueller report and take some questions from reporters.

Barr made it clear that President Trump did not collude with the Russian government during the 2016 election — this angered the sycophantic reporters who hate Trump.

As expected, the ‘reporters’ acted more like Democrat activists and fired off a series of biased questions, many of them accused Barr of protecting President Trump.

Mueller’s report hasn’t even been released yet for public consumption, but these arrogant reporters acted like they were the smartest people in the room.

One rude liberal reporter pointed her finger at Barr as she accused him of protecting President Trump.

Barr shut her down.

The reporter rattled off a series of Democrat talking points and told Barr that he has made remarks that are “quite generous to the President” as she pointed at him.

Barr told the reporter that the remarks he made about President Trump’s anger and frustration about Mueller’s investigation actually came from Mueller’s report (that she hasn’t even seen yet).

“You’re saying he faced an unprecedented situation — it just seem like a lot to go out of your way to acknowledge–” the reporter said.

Barr interjected and asked, “Well is there another precedent for it?”

“No.” the reporter replied.

“Okay, then ‘unprecedented’ is an inaccurate description, isn’t it?” Barr said as he moved on to the next question.

VIDEO:

Laura Ingraham blasted the dim reporters.

My goodness the reporters who are not lawyers need to do some basic legal research before asking questions of one of the smartest legal minds in America. #MuellerReport #Barr

— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 18, 2019

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Good News! Pelosi-Schumer Demand Mueller Testify — Here Is the List of 100 Times Mueller Gang Deviated from Standard Practice or Broke the Law

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:22

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer released a statement on Thursday demanding that Special Counsel Robert Mueller come testify before Congress.

This is GREAT NEWS for Republicans and for the those who seek truth in government.

The FBI leadership under the Obama Administration took many actions that deviated from standard practice and/or were corrupt and/or criminal in their efforts to exonerate Hillary from her crimes and then spy and frame candidate and then President Trump.  Today current members of the FBI are embarrassed to even turn on their TV’s as a result.

Time magazine of all places reported recently about the many efforts the FBI took related to Hillary exoneration and then the Trump framing.  These corrupt and criminal actions have taken a desperate toll on the current members of the FBI –

In normal times, the televisions are humming at the FBI’s 56 field offices nationwide, piping in the latest news as agents work their investigations. But these days, some agents say, the TVs are often off to avoid the crush of bad stories about the FBI itself. The bureau, which is used to making headlines for nabbing crooks, has been grabbing the spotlight for unwanted reasons: fired leaders, texts between lovers and, most of all, attacks by President Trump. “I don’t care what channel it’s on,” says Tom O’Connor, a veteran investigator in Washington who leads the FBI Agents Association. “All you hear is negative stuff about the FBI … It gets depressing.”

Of course the employees of the FBI are in a funk, their fearless and corrupt leaders, as well as leaders in Obama’s corrupt DOJ, went to extravagant links to exonerate the obvious criminal actions of Hillary Clinton, and then to do all they could to prevent candidate Trump from winning an election.  Then once the election was won by President Trump, they went to unheard of depths of deceit and corruption to attempt to remove him from office.

Here’s a list of more than 100 actions the Deep State FBI and DOJ took that were either outside of policy and/or were corrupt and/or were criminal surrounding the 2016 Presidential election and exoneration of Hillary Clinton and the setup/attempts to remove Donald Trump from office.

The list was compiled by Joe Hoft and D. Manny

  1. In 2008, a questionable person on John McCain’s presidential campaign caught the attention of FBI counterintelligence, and the FBI privately approached McCain. That questionable person was quietly removed from Team McCain.  The Trump campaign was never afforded this same courtesy [source].
  2. Paul Manafort interviewed with the FBI twice before he joined the Trump campaign [source]  (If Manafort was guilty of anything, he was guilty during the time period he served as McCain’s campaign manager, not Trump’s campaign manager, and if Manafort was guilty of anything, why did it take ten years for the FBI to take action against Manafort?)  And why didn’t the FBI warn Trump about Manafort if they had concerns?
  3. Somehow every clear security breach in the Clinton camp was no big deal, while every fourth-hand contact with someone who could possibly be linked to Russia was evidence that Donald Trump was secretly serving as a Russian agent [source].
  4. Comey made no public show of his announcement on the Oct. 28, 2016, decision to reopen the Clinton email investigation.  Instead, Comey quietly sent a terse and private letter to the chairs and the ranking members of the oversight committees on the Hill, informing them, vaguely, that the FBI was taking additional steps in the Clinton email investigation, unlike the public announcement about the counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign [source].
  5. FiveEyes has a standing agreement to not spy on each other’s citizens without a warrant, and yet, the FBI and the CIA frequently accepted both official and unofficial intelligence on members of the Trump campaign, from not only FiveEyes but other countries as well [source].
  6. Additionally with regard to FiveEyes, not using normal intelligence channels for a major counterintelligence investigation and, instead, relying on political channels is another deviation from the standard practice, such as in the instance of Alexander Downer relaying information to the State Department who then passed it on to the FBI [source].
  7. Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, told House lawmakers during a closed-door interview in late 2017 that other than the probe into Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized use of a private email server, he was not aware of any instance in which an FBI exoneration statement was drafted months prior to the conclusion of an investigation as was done (twice) in the case of the Midyear investigation [source].
  8. Right before the election, the DOJ also inexplicably dropped all charges against Marc Turi in the Benghazi legal matter that had lasted for five years.  Some saw it as a way to protect Clinton [source].
  9. Comey sidestepped direct questions over whether Clinton’s carelessness should disqualify her from future access to classified information but indicated that any government employee who had similarly handled secret government information would be subject to a rigorous security review to determine “suitability” [source].
  10. IG Report: Nobody was listed as a subject of this [Clinton email] investigation at any point in time (So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by FBI at any time in 2015-2016, but the agents handling the issue thought it was a criminal action) [source].
  11. There was no investigation regarding Bill Clinton’s famously clandestine meeting with the head of the Department of Justice, Loretta Lynch, on a private plane in Phoenix just days before the FBI announced its decision to exonerate Clinton [source].
  12. Lindsey Graham recently argued, in the Washington Post, “You can be an FBI informant. You can be a political operative. But you can’t be both, particularly at the same time.”  (The FBI knew of Steele’s politics but continued to engage him).
  13. A deviation from the standard practice is to start an investigation without a crime.  Under FBI and Justice Department guidelines for opening a full investigation, agents have to first establish an “articulable factual basis,” which means facts must be specified and verified. And investigators have to have a “reasonable suspicion,” as opposed to mere speculation, that a suspect committed a crime.  In a May 19, 2017, text message to McCabe’s counsel Lisa Page, Strzok remarked, “My gut sense and concern is there’s no big there, there” regarding collusion. Page also admitted during a private 2018 congressional interview that when McCabe opened the probes, “We still couldn’t answer the question [of whether Trump conspired with the Kremlin]. … It still existed in the scope of possibility that there would be literally nothing” to connect Trump with Russia [source].
  14. Investigators are tasked with “detecting and interrupting criminal activities at their early stages, and preventing crimes from occurring in the first place,” which is much more preferable than “allowing criminal plots to come to fruition.”  According to the DIOG, assessments and investigations should be proactive to stop crimes or “national security-threatening activities.” In other words, law enforcement can’t just sit back and eat popcorn while they watch subjects weave their way toward a crime so they can catch them in the act. The purpose of law enforcement is to actively stop danger in its tracks, not urge it on with passive observation (This occurred not only during the Russian hacking incidents but also with the elements of the Trump campaign that the FBI/Obama admin declared to be troubling) [source].
  15. The FBI’s miss of the Russian influence operation against the 2016 election, which went largely undetected for more than two years (The FBI had the chance to kill this Russian intrusion years before it reached crisis point in the election).  Mueller’s Russia probe has found that Moscow’s operation against the 2016 election first got underway in 2014, but the FBI failed to grasp the scope and danger of what was unfolding [source].  The bureau missed the significance of the damaging 2015 hack of the DNC database [source].
  16. Instead of opening an investigation as procedure demands, Comey usurped the role of Loretta Lynch, further compounding the first error) Comey would later say he broke with normal procedures whereby the FBI collects evidence and the Department of Justice decides whether to bring charges, because he believed Attorney General Loretta Lynch had engaged in actions that raised doubts about her credibility, including secretly meeting with Clinton’s husband, the former president, just days before the FBI interviewed her [source].
  17. Peter Strzok forwarded a draft of the warrant to his personal email account in violation of FBI policy and further violated department policy by editing the warrant affidavit on his home email account, bypassing the FBI system for recording such government business. He also began drafting a second exoneration statement before conducting the search [source].
  18. Two FBI investigators were in a “relationship” while they were working on the Clinton email investigation and later were married [source].
  19. Peter Strzok/Lisa Page were having an affair in the middle of a counterintelligence probe and later became part of the Special Counsel Mueller probe, which in and of itself is a compromise [source].
  20. Initially, the FBI and Department of Justice claimed [Bruce Ohr] had no involvement in the probe, despite his marriage to a Fusion GPS contractor. Then they claimed his role was unique and was unknown by others in the department [source].
  21. The Obama administration pulled the levers of every available tool of the state (CIA, FBI, NSA, FISA etc.) to not only illegally surveil the campaign of their political opponents but to usurp and obstruct Mr. Trump’s every effort even after assuming the office of the Presidency [source].
  22. The FISA Court continued to authorize FISA warrants on the Trump campaign members after finding that the Obama admin had used the FISA process to punish political foes [source].
  23. James Clapper limited the IC report for review to only 3 agencies rather than send the report out to all 17 agencies for review. This way he was able to control the outcome of the investigation [source].
  24. The FBI failed to farm out the classified information found on the unsecured laptop to other intelligence agencies for review as part of a national security damage assessment — even though Horowitz confirmed that Clinton’s illegal email activity, in a major security breach, gave “foreign actors” access to unknowable quantities of classified material and despite the fact that an internal FBI review did find that the server was compromised by unauthorized individuals [source].
  25. 2016-08-02 Peter Strzok, while still in London, submits a report on his interview of UK intelligence officials “Summarizing report was a “break in diplomatic protocol.” The following text message from Peter Strzok-Lisa Page is referring to this report. This information in this report “helped provide the foundation” for the case – instead of sparked the case – as has been claimed” [source].
  26. Comey’s FBI did not pursue “intent” with Mrs. Clinton during the late hour interview. While this may not sound all that important, simple acceptance of the explanation that the server was purely for personal convenience allowed for Mrs. Clinton not to be charged with evading federal statutes. Indeed, lack of intent was one of the primary excuses Comey used in his decision to declare her cleared [source].  However, in the case of Dr. John M. Deutch (similar case to Clinton’s), “intent” was never a factor of that investigation [source].
  27. “An unclassified email system is no place for classified information,” he [Comey] added. “The root of the problem is people using personal email systems to conduct business that is classified’’ while FBI agents in charge of the Clinton email investigation violated these same policies [source].
  28. During the low-level assessment stage (before the counterintelligence investigation is formally opened), there can be no use of a confidential human source or undercover agent (such as was done in the case of Stefan Halper).  It’s strictly forbidden. Only public records, information from other departments, voluntary interviews, etc., can be used at this stage [source].  Roger Stone and Mike Caputo say they believe they were the targets of a setup by U.S. law enforcement officials hostile to Trump….They cite records showing that the man who approached Stone is actually a Russian national who has claimed to work as an FBI informant, which, if true, was before an official investigation had commenced, a deviation from standard practice [source].
  29. The DOJ knew that political actors were involved in the creation and use of the Steele Dossier at the time of initial FISA application [source].
  30. Peter Kadzik requested that the subject of his investigation employ his son and then shared classified case information with the representative of the same subject (John Podesta) and attended intimate dinner parties with that representative as well.  Additionally, records indicate Kadzik and Podesta were close friends in college [source].  Peter Kadzik refuses to confirm or deny whether the DOJ is investigating Clinton [source].
  31. Joe Biden (whom the DOJ and FBI reported to) and his son enter into a financial relationship with China who was concurrently under investigation for hacking at the time [source].
  32. The FBI wasn’t adequately investigating “high-risk” employees who failed polygraph tests (but, in fact, putting them in charge of high-profile investigations, like Peter Strzok who failed his poly).  In one instance, an FBI IT specialist with top-secret security clearance failed four polygraph tests and admitted to having created a fictitious Facebook account to communicate with a foreign national but received no disciplinary action for that [source].  And the FBI agents in charge of investigating the polygraph results, like Andrew Castor, had questionable pasts all their own [source].
  33. The threat assessment stage of the FBI’s investigation in 2016 likely occurred sometime in late winter/early spring because former Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified that she met with Comey about the intelligence “matter” during this period. At this early stage, she and Comey decided not to tell the Trump campaign about possible national security threats regarding his campaign. When the topic was revisited in late spring, they again decided to say nothing.  This choice to remain silent was a deviation from established guidelines (At the same time, however, Lynch was warning the Trump admin about Michael Flynn) [source].
  34. The Obama administration took extraordinary measures to withhold information from Congress about its Trump-Russia probe — such as not briefing the bipartisan leaders of the both chambers and their intelligence committees, the “Gang of Eight” [source].
  35. Andrew McCabe entered into a financial relationship with the DNC/Terry McAuliffe, a close friend and confidante of Hillary Clinton, who was also the subject of the investigation that McCabe was overseeing.  Then the DNC endorsed McCabe’s wife’s political candidacy.  McCabe later recuses himself from the investigation into Hillary Clinton but then maintains some amount of control over the investigation after the recusal [source].
  36. Andrew McCabe lied to the bureau’s internal investigations branch to cover up a leak he orchestrated about Clinton’s family foundation less than two weeks before the election and had lied for months about it [source].
  37. Not following the Woods Procedure:  Trisha Anderson admitted that the Page FISA process was handled outside of normal procedures, receiving early approvals from leadership officials at both the FBI and DOJ—including Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates—prior to the document reaching her desk [source].
  38. The FBI interviewed Carter Page in March of 2016 about his Russian ties before his being hired by Team Trump. Two months later, Comey is briefing the NSC about his concerns about Carter Page. Nothing of any note happened in those intervening months to cause a rise of concerns, so whatever concerns Comey had Comey had them before Page was hired on as an adviser. It was a deviation from the standard practice for Comey to not have warned Trump about Page. Comey warns Obama instead who also takes no steps to warn Trump either.  Comey had the opportunity to prevent someone he believed to be a Russian spy from infiltrating the Trump campaign and failed to do so [source].
  39. “The attorney general seemed to be directing me to align with the Clinton campaign strategy. Her ‘just do it’ response to my question indicated that she had no legal or procedural justification for her request, at least not one grounded in our practices or traditions. Otherwise, I assume, she would have said so,” Comey later recounted in his memoir, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership [source].
  40. Comey also said he had seen material that he thought might cast “serious doubt” about Lynch’s independence [source].
  41. Later, though Comey repeatedly told President Trump he was not a suspect, he gave House testimony patently geared to lead the public and the media to believe Trump was a suspect – which is exactly how the media reported it. In so doing, the FBI (and the Obama holdovers in the Justice Department who authorized Comey’s testimony) violated DOJ rules about publicly confirming the existence of an investigation, and publicly identifying a subject of an investigation: the Trump campaign, which Comey publicly announced was suspected of “coordinating” in the Kremlin’s widely reported cyber-espionage interference in the 2016 campaign [source].
  42. Comey’s unprecedented leaking of classified material to the press and then denying it [source].
  43. Comey sent FBI agents to question General Michael Flynn about perfectly legal conversations they already had transcripts of, without following White House protocol, in a deliberate effort to entrap him [source].
  44. Unprecedented leaking to the press: 13 different individuals at the FBI were feeding a journalist information [source].  IG report has “profound concerns” about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contact by FBI personnel which influenced the 2016 investigations [source].
  45. FBI employees improperly received graft from journalists [source].
  46. The “probable cause” arrest of George Papadopoulos is a deviation from the standard practice [source].
  47. Dan Bongino asks the question: How did Halper go from being a CIA informant to an FBI informant? It is a deviation from the standard practice for law enforcement agencies to give up/share their assets.  Furthermore, the CIA is prohibited from spying on American citizens.  Was this transfer enabled to bypass this prohibition? [source].
  48. The Director of the FBI is either a blatant liar, completely ignorant, or both:  “I kind of just put it out of my mind,” he [Comey] said, because he claimed it did not “index” with him that Abedin was loosely connected to Clinton. “I don’t know that I knew that [Weiner] was married to Huma Abedin at the time” [source].
  49. The FBI found Clinton guilty of essentially every act they investigated. Despite these findings, Director Comey cleared Clinton by making a statement that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case”. This allowed Loretta Lynch at DOJ to announce the matter closed. It also allowed Clinton to pronounce herself cleared of all wrongdoing. Note, the FBI does not decide who will be prosecuted. They investigate [source].
  50. James Comey made it clear that the exoneration of Hillary Clinton’s crimes is only a one-time offer; that others committing the same offenses could not expect to be cleared as well:  “To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions” [source].
  51. James Comey took copious notes in the form of the Comey memos that were later leaked to the press and diligently informed others of all interactions with Trump while lying about having had any interactions with Obama, never taking notes or notifying anyone [source].
  52. James Comey briefed John Brennan, James Clapper, Samantha Power, Loretta Lynch on the alleged Russian interference into the Trump campaign, yet the Trump campaign was left in the dark [source].
  53. The FBI notifies members of Congress of sensitive matters on a quarterly basis; however, James Comey failed to notify Congress of the Trump-Russian investigation due to the “sensitivity of the matter” [source].
  54. James Comey breached Justice Department protocols in a July 5, 2016, press conference when he criticized Hillary Clinton for using a private email server as Secretary of State even as he cleared her of any crimes [source].
  55. James Comey reopened the Clinton email probe less than two weeks before the election (which violates the FBI’s policy of taking action so close to an election date) [source].
  56. James Comey broke with Justice Department rules and norms by assuming authority usually held by prosecutors and speaking in public about a case that did not produce criminal charges [source].
  57. Comey’s follow-up release of the FBI’s investigated file was done on the Friday before the long Labor Day weekend – a timing sure to stymie full reporting [source].
  58. Director Comey did not interview Clinton until the end of the investigation – three days before the press conference where he announced his conclusions. This runs against standard FBI protocol. Typically (always) they get the witness on record early so they can see how the testimony holds against what they find in the investigation [source].
  59. The FISA court application to surveil Carter Page — an application that breaks every rule in the book: anonymous foreign sources spouting multiple hearsay, no corroboration, no disclosure to the court that it comes from the opposition presidential campaign, no explanation that the foreigner who supplied the unverified allegations has been booted from the investigation for lying, etc., [source].  The initial FISA application does not include Steele’s employment by Fusion GPS or founder Glenn Simpson. Fusion GPS was paid by Perkins Coie – a law firm representing the DNC.  Neither the initial FISA application in October 21, 2016 – nor any of the renewals – disclosed the role of the DNC and/or the Clinton Campaign’s funding of the Steel Dossier [source].  The political origins (funding) of the Steele dossier were known to senior DOJ and FBI officials when all FISA applications were made (and yet failed to disclose this information to the FISA Court) [source].
  60. So even after having been warned of Mr. Steele’s motivations, even after having fired him for violating the rules, the FBI continued to seek his information—using Mr. Ohr as a back channel. This surely violates the FBI manual governing interaction with confidential human sources [source].  Newly released messages between Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele show that the pair maintained frequent contact as late as Nov. 27, 2017, more than a year after the FBI cut ties with Steele for disclosing to the media his association with the FBI, in violation of the bureau’s rules for confidential human sources [source].
  61. Ohr was not assigned to the Trump–Russia investigation by the DOJ and apparently[?] kept his relationship with Steele secret from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, his boss at the DOJ [source].
  62. The FBI claimed it was “unaware of any derogatory information” about Steele, that Steele was “never advised … as to the motivation behind the research” but that the FBI “speculates” that those who hired Steele were “likely looking for information to discredit” Trump’s campaign [source], despite the fact that FOIA records later revealed that Steele was “admonished” by the FBI in 2/2/2016 and then ultimately fired by the FBI in November of 2016 for lying [source].
  63. 2017-07-19 The FBI files a 302 in regard to Michael Flynn and Peter Strzok/Pientka interview.  This 302 report was taken six months after the interview. This is a violation of FBI policy to have a contemporaneous record when interviewing a subject — Sara Carter noted that FBI reports must be placed in the system in a 1-A file within five days of the interview,” said Jeff Danik, former FBI SAC” [source].
  64. The bureau also sat on the disputed dossier prepared by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele [source].
  65. Nellie Ohr worked for Fusion GPS and, for a time, worked on the same Clinton-financed Russian research project as Steele, according to the testimony.  DOJ ethics rules forbid department officials from working in cases where a spouse has a financial interest, a prohibition that Bruce Ohr said he knew about when he forwarded his wife’s evidence to the FBI.  Ohr admitted his conduct was extremely unusual [source].
  66. Even though the unique classified material was improperly stored and transmitted on an unsecured device, the FBI did not refer the matter to U.S. intelligence agencies to determine if national security had been compromised, as required under a federally mandated “damage assessment” directive [source].
  67. FBI guidelines state that unverified information should not be submitted to the FISA court [source]; however, the FBI used the admittedly “salacious and unverified” opposition research called the Steele dossier paid for by the opponent in a political campaign to open a counterintelligence investigation and obtain warrants against US persons of the opposing campaign (Andrew McCabe testifies in private to HPSCI that no warrant would have been sought from FISA Court without Steele dossier [source]).
  68. Congressional investigators have confirmed that James Baker met with Democratic Party lawyers to talk about allegations of Donald Trump-Russia collusion weeks before the 2016 election and before the bureau secured a search warrant targeting Trump’s campaign [source].
  69. The Justice Department is forbidden by federal law from hiring employees based on political affiliation. Yet the resumes revealed the following ideological breakdown among the new hires:  Leftist lawyers: 113; Moderate, non-ideological, or conservative lawyers: 0 [source].  97 Percent of the DOJ’s political donations went to the DNC [source].
  70. An analyst with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and also a member of #Resist was charged for leaking Michael Cohen’s bank records to Michael Avenatti and The New Yorker [source].
  71. The bureau’s decision to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page was influenced by politics [source].  IG report indicates a strong pro-Clinton/anti-Trump bias in FBI investigators of Midyear and Operation Russian Collusion [source].
  72. FBI agents demonstrating the desire to affect the outcome of an investigation for political purposes:  2016-11-09 Unnamed Anti-Trump FBI agent assigned to Clinton email investigation and later to Team Mueller texting event-“I am numb,” the attorney wrote on Nov. 9, 2016, the day after President Trump’s election. “I am so stressed about what I could have done differently,” the lawyer continued, apparently referring to the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email probe [source].  Peter Strzok/Lisa Page texts appeared to show that they were prepared to take action in their official capacity as FBI agents to “stop” candidate Trump from winning the election, citing an “insurance policy” that they had put together [source] and [source].  Former prosecutors say that politics is the only explanation for why FBI brass dragged their feet for a month after the New York office alerted them about the Clinton emails [source].
  73. Comey later admitted in his memoir “A Higher Loyalty,” that political calculations shaped his decisions during this period. But, he wrote, they were calibrated to help Clinton [source].
  74. Peter Kadzik, who was forced to recuse himself from the Clinton email scandal due to his close relationship with Podesta and whose wife, Amy Weiss, currently at Weiss Public Affairs worked on the 1992 Clinton/Gore Campaign as a Press Secretary, and Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee, and a White House Deputy Assistant to the President/Deputy Press Secretary to President Bill Clinton [source], was the DOJ representative chosen to head up a “thorough” review of the new Huma Abedin emails as revealed by a letter he wrote to Congress [source], and this despite the fact that McCabe was forced to recuse himself from the email investigation “because of the perception” [source].
  75. Robert Mueller obtains Trump transition emails without first obtaining a warrant [source].
  76. Special Counsel Bob Mueller investigates Paul Manafort for his questionable ties to Viktor Yanukovych while Mueller has his own questionable ties to Yanukovych [source].
  77. James Baker leaks evidence [Steele dossier] to the press [Mother Jones] during an ongoing investigation [source].
  78. Special Counsel placing potential witnesses in charge of an investigation:  Bruce Ohr informed then DOJ Andrew Weissman and Zainab Ahmad of Ohr’s contacts with Christopher Steele.  Weissman and Ahmad later become a part of the Special Counsel’s team [source].
  79. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz believes Mueller has a conflict of interest because his FBI previously accepted financial help from a Russian that is, at the very least, a witness in the current probe [source].
  80. Planting evidence [Isikoff article] in order to later be used in court to obtain a warrant [source].
  81. Peter Strzok’s and Lisa Page’s phones should have been immediately seized and sealed in evidence bags and locked up tight the moment the IG requested those devices from the DOJ [source] but they were not.
  82. FBI was getting information it shouldn’t have had access to when it used controversial parts of the Patriot Act to obtain business records in terrorism and counterintelligence cases [source].
  83. Before the Clinton email investigation was even begun, the FBI drafted exoneration letters:  At the urging of Lynch, Comey began drafting a new exoneration statement several days before investigators finished reviewing the sample of emails they took from the Weiner laptop. High-level meeting notes reveal they even discussed sending Congress “more-clarifying” statements during the week to “correct misimpressions out there” [source].
  84. We then learned through Comey’s congressional testimony that he decided to take it upon himself to clear Hillary Clinton on her email controversy, and that the memo clearing her was drafted months in advance of much of the actual investigating.   Once he believed the attorney general was compromised, as he testified, he should have asked for an independent counsel. Instead he exceeded his role and authority, politicizing the FBI in the process [source].
  85. IG found that the FBI and DOJ, during MidYearExam probe of Hillary Clinton email server, “did not require any witnesses to testify before the grand jury,” despite at least three witnesses lying to FBI agents [source].
  86. Per Peter Strzok: “Re 302s, didn’t search the laptops given to us voluntarily by various attorneys” [source].
  87. The IG report found: “The MYE Team did not seek to obtain every device, including those of Clinton’s senior aides, or the contents of every email account through which a classified email may have traversed [source].
  88. The FBI granted immunity to five Clinton staff members — and agreed to destroy what evidence they did collect — when finished [source].
  89. In his May 2017 testimony, however, Comey maintained that both Abedin and Weiner had been investigated [source]; however, it was later revealed that the FBI did not interview key witnesses Huma Abedin or Anthony Weiner in regard to the Weiner laptop issue [source].
  90. The FBI ignored direct evidence that Clinton’s aides knew about the server and helped to cover its existence up. This is particularly important in regards to Cheryl Mills. She took on the role of personal attorney to Clinton upon leaving the State Department – since she was able to claim she didn’t know about the server until that time all conversations with Mrs. Clinton are protected by attorney-client privilege. There are emails that were public at the time and in the possession of the FBI that directly show Mills and Huma Abedin discussing the server as far back as 2010 [source].
  91. On March 2, 2015 the NY Times broke the server story. On March 4, 2015, the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued a subpoena for Clinton to produce her emails. On March 31, 2015 an employee of the company that maintained the server deleted the archive mailbox from the server. The FBI found a work ticket related to the deletion that referenced a call with Clinton attorneys David Kendall and Cheryl Mills. This is destruction of evidence under subpoena and somehow the FBI chose not to investigate further [source].
  92. FBI agents found Abedin deleting classified & Clinton emails from her Yahoo account but failed to subpoena her devices. If they had, maybe they wouldn’t have had to reopen the case in 11th hour when NY agents found work emails on the laptop she shared w her perv husband [source].
  93. One career FBI special agent involved in the case complained to New York colleagues that officials in Washington tried to “bury” the new trove of evidence, which he believed contained the full archive of Clinton’s emails — including long-sought missing messages from her first months at the State Department [source].
  94. After being notified of the “mother lode” of emails found on the Weiner laptop, Strzok remained uninterested. “This isn’t a ticking terrorist bomb,” he was quoted as saying in the recently issued inspector general’s report. Besides, he had bigger concerns, such as, “You know, is the government of Russia trying to get somebody elected here in the United States?” Strzok and headquarters sat on the mountain of evidence for another 26 days [source].
  95. The FBI made public claims that the new emails were duplicates, but at least five classified emails recovered were not duplicates but new to investigators [source].
  96. Sally Moyer — a registered Democrat, the lead FBI attorney on the Midyear team who had initially discounted the trove of new emails as “duplicates” and failed to act upon their discovery, who drafted an unusually narrow scope for the search warrant, and was also head of the email “filtering” team — after various searches of the laptop, she and the Midyear team came up with 6,827 emails they classified as being tied directly to Clinton. Moyer then culled away from that batch emails she deemed to be personal in nature and outside the scope of legal agreements, cutting the stack in half. That left 3,077 which she deemed “work related” out of 694,000 emails On Nov. 5, Moyer, Strzok and a third investigator divided up the remaining pool of 3,077 emails — roughly 1,000 emails each — and rifled through them for classified information and incriminating evidence in less than 12 hours, even though the identification of classified material is a complicated and prolonged process that requires soliciting input from the original classification authorities within the intelligence community [source].
  97. The search warrant crafted by Sally Moyer on the Abedin/Weiner laptop was too narrow:  “The FBI only reviewed emails to or from Clinton during the period in which she was Secretary of State, and not emails from Abedin or other parties or emails outside that period,” Horowitz pointed out in a section of his report discussing concerns that the search warrant request was “too narrow” [source].
  98. Also excluded from the search warrant were Abedin’s Yahoo emails, even though investigators had previously found classified information on her Yahoo account and would arguably have probable cause to look at those emails as well [source].
  99. Also removed from the search warrant were the BlackBerry data — even though the FBI had previously described them as the “golden emails,” because they covered the dark period early in Clinton’s term [source].
  100. “Noticeably absent from the search warrant application prepared by the Midyear team is both any mention that the NYO agent had seen Clinton’s emails on the laptop and any mention of the potential presence of BlackBerry emails from early in Clinton’s tenure,” Horowitz noted [source].
  101. Even though the BlackBerry messages were “critical to [the] assessment of the potential significance of the emails on the Weiner laptop, the information was not included in the search warrant application,” he stressed, adding that the search warrant application appeared to misrepresent the information provided by the New York field agent. It also grossly underestimated the extent of the material. The affidavit warrant mentioned “thousands of emails,” while the New York agent had told them that the laptop contained “hundreds of thousands” of relevant emails [source].
  102. Strzok and his team never forensically examined the Weiner laptop to see if classified information residing on it had been hacked or compromised by a foreign power before Nov. 6, law enforcement sources say. A complete forensic analysis was never performed by technicians at the FBI’s lab at Quantico [source].
  103. No electronic record exists of the case agent’s initial review of the Weiner laptop.  The case agent told us that at some point in mid-October 2016 the NYO ASAC instructed the case agent to wipe his work station. The case agent explained that the ASAC was concerned about the presence of potentially classified information on the case agent’s work station, which was not authorized to process classified information.   The case agent told us that he followed the ASAC’s instructions, but that this request concerned him because the audit trail of his initial processing of the laptop would no longer be available. The case agent clarified that none of the evidence on the Weiner laptop was impacted by this, explaining that the FBI retained the Weiner laptop and only the image that had been copied onto his work station was deleted. The ASAC recalled that the case agent “worked through the security department to address the concern” of classified information on an unclassified system. He told us that he did not recall how the issue was resolved [source].
  104. The Department of Justice reportedly refused to impanel a grand jury in either the e-mail case or in connection with the FBI’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play allegations [source].  “Los Angeles agents had picked up information about the Clinton Foundation from an unrelated public-corruption case and had issued some subpoenas for bank records related to the foundation. Anti-corruption prosecutors at the Justice Department told the FBI they wouldn’t authorize more aggressive investigative techniques, such as subpoenas, formal witness interviews, or grand-jury activity” [source].
  105. Anthony Weiner’s laptop was sent out to a private company, Granite Intelligence, after being seized by the FBI instead of preserving the chain of custody within the FBI evidence lockers [source].
  106. “Most of the emails were never examined, even though they made up potentially 10 times the evidence” of what was reviewed in the original year-long case that Comey closed in July 2016, said a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation.  Yet even the “extremely narrow” search that was finally conducted, after more than a month of delay, uncovered more classified material sent and/or received by Clinton through her unauthorized basement server, the official said. Contradicting Comey’s testimony, this included highly sensitive information dealing with Israel and the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hamas. The former secretary of state, however, was never confronted with the sensitive new information and it was never analyzed for damage to national security [source].

The FBI and DOJ are two of the most mistrusted entities in the US today because of the actions of the leaders of these departments during the Obama Administration through today.  The Mueller investigation which resulted from their corrupt and criminal acts is an extension of the corruption.  Until this all is addressed, the US is officially a banana republic.

Major hat tip to D. Manny who put this list together!

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Mad Maxine Meltdown! Rep. Maxine Waters Goes Off – Calls AG Bill Barr “A Lackey and Sycophant for the President” (VIDEO)

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:43

The full Mueller Report will be released later today and ALREADY Democrats are in complete meltdown.

Speaker Pelosi accused Bill Barr of :throwing out his credibility” during an interview on Wednesday. Rep. Jerrold Nadler demanded that the Attorney General cancel his planned press conference planned for this morning.

And Maxine Waters suffered a complete meltdown on MSNBC.

Rep. Maxine Waters: He has proven himself. He auditioned for this job. He was chosen by the President of the United States. And that’s exactly what he’s doing. So I’m not surprised. I’m not even disgusted, ah, because I knew that once he came out and he said there had been no obstruction of justice and that there had been no collusion, that he absolutely stepped out early to defend the president, to protect the president… He is basically a lackey and sycophant for the President of the United States.

.@RepMaxineWaters calls AG Barr a "lackey and a sycophant for the President" and suggests that all the good dirt on Trump is hidden in the redacted portions of the Mueller Report (which she hasn't even seen): pic.twitter.com/cjfhSyiB4Z

— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) April 18, 2019

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Democrat Ilhan Omar Shares Tweet – Accuses Trump of Racist Dog-Whistling for Attacking Her Anti-Semitic and Anti-American Rhetoric

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:26

On Monday President Trump traveled to Minnesota to promote the record US economy on Tax Day.

After his rally President Trump was interviewed by KSTP TV. The reporter asked President Trump about anti-Semitic Democrat Ilhan Omar. This was his response:

President Trump: “She’s been very disrespectful to this country. She’s been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel. She is somebody that doesn’t really understand life, real life, what it’s all about. It’s unfortunate, she’s got a way about her that’s very very bad, I think, for our country. I think she’s extremely unpatriotic and extremely disrespectful to our country”

Farhana Khera, the President and Executive Director of Muslim advocates, later called President Trump’s attacks “racist dog-whistling.”

Of course, Ilhan Omar retweeted this garbage.
Ilhan wants you to believe SHE is the victim here.

Trump says of @IlhanMN, "she's got a way about her that's very very bad for our country."

That's not a critique of her policy views. It's racist dog-whistling to his base that she is "other," "foreign" — straight from the anti-Muslim hate groups' playbook. #IStandWithIlhan https://t.co/J3Gl4iFrjQ

— Farhana Khera (@farhanakhera) April 16, 2019

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Pelosi Attacks Barr Ahead of Mueller Report Release – Says AG Barr Has “Thrown Out His Credibility” In His Effort to “Protect Trump”

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 04:06


Nancy Pelosi

All hell broke loose after it was announced that Attorney General Bill Barr will be holding a 9:30 AM press conference prior to releasing Mueller’s report.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said AG Barr lost all of his credibility and the Justice Department’s independence in response to a New York Times report that Barr briefed White House lawyers on Mueller’s report ahead of its release.

Only the Democrats would complain about something this benign.

PELOSI: “AG Barr has thrown out his credibility & the DOJ’s independence with his single-minded effort to protect @realDonaldTrump above all else. The American people deserve the truth, not a sanitized version of the Mueller Report approved by the Trump Admin.”

AG Barr has thrown out his credibility & the DOJ’s independence with his single-minded effort to protect @realDonaldTrump above all else. The American people deserve the truth, not a sanitized version of the Mueller Report approved by the Trump Admin. https://t.co/fgXwiLuQfr

— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 17, 2019

The Democrats are melting down over Attorney General Bill Barr’s handling of the release of the Mueller Report with a scheduled Justice Department press conference at 9:30 AM ET.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) held an emergency presser on Wednesday evening and used his platform to attack Attorney General Bill Barr.

Nadler opened up his presser by accusing Bill Barr of waging a media campaign on behalf of President Trump.

“This is wrong!” Nadler shouted.

House Democrat Chairs also demanded AG Barr cancel his planned presser on Mueller’s report, calling it “unnecessary and inappropriate.”

Poor Dims, they don’t know how to handle a real Attorney General who isn’t afraid of unhinged, screeching lawmakers.

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BREAKING: New Jersey Man Arrested Trying to Enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral with 2 Gasoline Cans — HE LIED TO POLICE

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 03:14

BREAKING—
New York police arrested a New Jersey man on Wednesday night trying to enter St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral with two gasoline cans.

The man was identified as Marc Pamparello from New Jersey.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is located on Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets across the street from Rockefeller Center in one of the busiest areas of Manhattan.

New York NBC 4 reported:

The 37-year-old man from New Jersey, identified by law enforcement sources as Marc Lamparello, walked up to the cathedral in Midtown with at least two plastic gas canisters around 8 p.m. Wednesday, the NYPD and a senior police official said.

Security stopped the man near the cathedral’s entrance before he could go inside, according to two senior police officials.

 

BREAKING: Man taken into custody by NYPD after walking into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan with 2 gasoline cans.

News is reporting the man "seemed emotionally disturbed". They are not ruling out Terrorism at this time according to NBC news. pic.twitter.com/9TvuAJUBb6

— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) April 18, 2019

They are calling the man “emotionally disturbed.”

BREAKING: A 37-year-old emotionally disturbed man was apprehended by the NYPD Counterterrorism Unit after bringing gas cans into St. Patrick’s Cathedral tonight. No one was injured. NYPD press conference shortly pic.twitter.com/Gp05G3z6cf

— Lauren del Valle (@Lauren_delvalle) April 18, 2019

UPDATE– The Man Lied to Police….

The suspect's story to police? "His basic story was that he was cutting through the cathedral to get to Madison Avenue – that his car had ran out of gas."

But police then looked at the suspect's vehicle. "It was not out of gas. At that point, he was taken into custody."

— Kurt Chirbas (@kchirbas) April 18, 2019

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