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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ucker View Post
    The customary position I see...

    Giuliani will travel to Ukraine, saying country's probes may be 'very, very helpful' for Trump

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/giu...pful-for-trump

    Rudy to the Ukraine... hmmm... Some possible arm twisting... I hope he doesn’t stop in Russia...

    House Judiciary Committee Democrats introduce bill to hold presidents accountable for alleged crimes

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hou...alleged-crimes

    I think Mr Nadler if confused I thought that was the FBI and DOJ’s job. I didn’t know the House of Representatives were the investigators and prosecutors... Maybe we ought to get rid of the executive branch and let the socialist democrats run everything...
    May as well can the judicial branch too.
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    Re: Obama Admin Spygate Scandal

    Falling apart...


    FBI's Steele story falls apart: False intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA


    The FBI’s sworn story to a federal court about its asset, Christopher Steele, is fraying faster than a $5 souvenir T-shirt bought at a tourist trap.

    Newly unearthed memos show a high-ranking government official who met with Steele in October 2016 determined some of the Donald Trump dirt that Steele was simultaneously digging up for the FBI and for Hillary Clinton’s campaign was inaccurate, and likely leaked to the media.


    The concerns were flagged in a typed memo and in handwritten notes taken by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec on Oct. 11, 2016.


    Her observations were recorded exactly 10 days before the FBI used Steele and his infamous dossier to justify securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and the campaign’s contacts with Russia in search of a now debunked collusion theory.


    It is important to note that the FBI swore on Oct. 21, 2016, to the FISA judges that Steele’s “reporting has been corroborated and used in criminal proceedings” and the FBI has determined him to be “reliable” and was “unaware of any derogatory information pertaining” to their informant, who simultaneously worked for Fusion GPS, the firm paid by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Clinton campaign to find Russian dirt on Trump.


    That’s a pretty remarkable declaration in Footnote 5 on Page 15 of the FISA application, since Kavalec apparently needed just a single encounter with Steele at State to find one of his key claims about Trump-Russia collusion was blatantly false.


    In her typed summary, Kavalec wrote that Steele told her the Russians had constructed a “technical/human operation run out of Moscow targeting the election” that recruited emigres in the United States to “do hacking and recruiting.”


    She quoted Steele as saying, “Payments to those recruited are made out of the Russian Consulate in Miami,” according to a copy of her summary memo obtained under open records litigation by the conservative group Citizens United. Kavalec bluntly debunked that assertion in a bracketed comment: “It is important to note that there is no Russian consulate in Miami.”


    Kavalec, two days later and well before the FISA warrant was issued, forwarded her typed summary to other government officials. The State Department has redacted the names and agencies of everyone she alerted. It is unlikely that her concerns failed to reach the FBI.

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    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: Obama Admin Spygate Scandal

    ^^^ Still waiting for TT&BB's commentary...

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    State is starting to feel the heat... What did you know and when did you know it? We already know where this is headed.


    STATE DEPARTMENT UNDER PRESSURE OVER CHRISTOPHER STEELE CONTACTS

    The State Department has largely avoided scrutiny from GOP-led investigations of the Steele dossier, but that changed this week with the release of notes that a State Department official took during an October 2016 meeting with dossier author Christopher Steele.

    In letters this week to Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina pressed Pompeo for details about the Oct. 11, 2016 meeting, which was held at Foggy Bottom between Steele and Kathleen Kavalec, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.

    Steele, a former British spy, was investigating President Donald Trump and his campaign on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC.

    Kavalec’s notes from the meeting, which were released this week, show that Steele told her about contacts he had with the media, including The New York Times and Washington Post. They also showed that Steele said that his client for his anti-Trump research campaign (which he did not identify at the time) was “keen” to see information on Trump released prior to the Nov. 8, 2016 election.

    Steele also made dubious or inaccurate claims to Kavalec, including that Russia had planted a mole within the DNC and that the Russian government had a consulate in Miami. (RELATED: Steele Claimed Congressional Contacts ‘Confirmed’ Dubious Claim About Carter Page)

    The trio of Republicans say that the notes contradict some of the claims that the FBI made in applications for surveillance warrants against Carter Page, the former Trump campaign adviser. The FBI relied heavily on Steele’s unverified dossier to obtain the spy warrants.

    In a letter sent to Pompeo on Thursday, Grassley and Johnson, who chair the Senate Banking and Senate Homeland Security Committees, respectively, asserted that any contacts that Steele had with the media would contradict what the FBI claimed the Carter Page warrants.

    “If true, that would contradict the Carter Page FISA application where the FBI repeatedly represented to the court that Steele did not have unauthorized contacts with the press prior to October 2016,” they wrote.

    “Based on the publicly-released version of the typed notes of the meeting, it appears Steele’s intent of the meeting with the State Department was to maximize the impact of the unverified information that he had acquired in an effort to undermine the Trump campaign,” they added.

    Kavalec’s notes were obtained by Citizens United through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The Hill first published the documents.

    “Further, if that information was included in the material submitted to the FBI, then the FBI may have been aware of Steele’s political motivations before submitting any FISA application,” Grassley and Johnson added.

    They are asking Pompeo to disclose when the State Department informed the FBI about Steele’s dossier or the meeting with Kavalec. The bureau obtained its first surveillance warrant against Page on Oct. 21, 2016, ten days after the Kavalec-Steele meeting.

    In a letter sent Friday to Pompeo, Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sought communications between Steele and State Department employees, as well as between State employees and the Justice Department regarding Steele.

    He is also asking Pompeo to make Kavalec available for a transcribed interview.

    Victoria Nuland, who served as Kavalec’s boss at the bureau of European and Eurasian affairs, was the government official who approved an FBI agent in Rome meeting Steele in early July 2016.

    Jonathan Winer, who then served as special envoy to Libya, also met with Steele in Summer 2016. The pair had known each other since 2009, and Steele shared more than 100 of his private intelligence reports with Winer over the years. Winer, who shared those reports with others at the State Department, appears to have set up the meeting with Kavalec. He is mentioned throughout Kavalec’s notes.

    Winer was also a source for at least two news articles written by reporters who received information from Steele. Michael Isikoff and David Corn revealed in a book they co-authored that Winer was a background source for stories they wrote before the 2016 election. The Daily Caller News Foundation has published emails showing that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, who hired Steele, was in contact with Winer the day before Isikoff’s article was published on Sept. 23, 2016.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    The deep state doing what they do. Amazing that the FOIA's are yielding fruit hidden from the IG.

    DOJ inspector general found Carter Page FISA extensions were illegally obtained, Joe diGenova says

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    "They are doing that as a diversionary tactic away from the inevitable conclusions of the DOJ inspector general, Michael Horowitz, who, by the way, we have learned has concluded that the final three FISA extensions were illegally obtained," diGenova said on Fox Business. "The only question now is whether or not the first FISA was illegally obtained."


    He pointed to memos, obtained by conservative group Citizens United through open-records litigation, that suggest the FBI might have misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in the first warrant application about an unverified dossier.

    Horowitz "apparently, as a result of those disclosures ... which he was unaware of — the bureau hid those memos from Horowitz as a result of that they're doing additional work on the first FISA. It may be that all four FISAs will have been obtained illegally," diGenova said.

    . . .

    The memos obtained by Citizens United, and shared with the Washington Examiner, show Steele met with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec on Oct. 11 and admitted he was encouraged by a client to get his research out before the 2016 election, signaling a possible political motivation. The timing of the meeting is notable, as it was 10 days before the FBI used Steele's unverified dossier to obtain the original warrant to wiretap Page.


    Senate and House investigators told The Hill they too were unaware of the documents, which were given to and redacted by the FBI, and one member of Congress referred the memos to the Justice Department inspector general. "They tried to hide a lot of documents from us during our investigation, and it usually turns out there’s a reason for it," House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said.

    Oh.. and here is a good read on Obama's mysterious last minute EO that changed the line of succession at the DOJ. Ties in nicely with what is currently being investigated.

    Dana Boente’s Many Critical Positions Within the Trump Administration

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    To more fully understand Boente’s role, we need to go back to Jan. 13, 2017, when President Barack Obama issued a last-minute executive order that altered the line of succession within the DOJ.

    . . .

    The revised succession action wasn’t done in consultation with the incoming Trump administration, and Obama provided no rationale for his last-minute executive order, which placed the U.S. attorneys in the District of Columbia, the Northern District of Illinois, and the Central District of California as next, respectively, in the AG succession line.


    It appears that the Obama administration was hoping the Russia investigation would default to Phillips in the event that Trump’s pick for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, was forced to recuse himself from the investigation. Sessions, whose confirmation hearings began three days before the order, already was coming under intense scrutiny.

    . . .

    Upon the firing of Yates, Trump ignored the revised succession order, as he is legally allowed to do, and instead, appointed Boente, who was still the U.S. attorney for the EDVA, as acting attorney general on Jan. 30, 2017, the same day Yates was fired.

    . . .
    Gives some decent background on why the musical chairs with the firings and appointments were (and will be) so important as the investigation into the spying activities escalates. I hope after these investigations wrap PDT declassifies as much as possible. Expose these rat f*cks for what they are.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: Obama Admin Spygate Scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by AMDScooter View Post
    The deep state doing what they do. Amazing that the FOIA's are yielding fruit hidden from the IG.

    DOJ inspector general found Carter Page FISA extensions were illegally obtained, Joe diGenova says




    Oh.. and here is a good read on Obama's mysterious last minute EO that changed the line of succession at the DOJ. Ties in nicely with what is currently being investigated.

    Dana Boente’s Many Critical Positions Within the Trump Administration



    Gives some decent background on why the musical chairs with the firings and appointments were (and will be) so important as the investigation into the spying activities escalates. I hope after these investigations wrap PDT declassifies as much as possible. Expose these rat f*cks for what they are.

    Of course TT thinks they are all dedicate loyal public servants. As they say one bad apple ruins the whole barrel. Apparently there’s more than one bad apple and many spoiled barrels...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMDScooter View Post
    The deep state doing what they do. Amazing that the FOIA's are yielding fruit hidden from the IG.

    DOJ inspector general found Carter Page FISA extensions were illegally obtained, Joe diGenova says




    Oh.. and here is a good read on Obama's mysterious last minute EO that changed the line of succession at the DOJ. Ties in nicely with what is currently being investigated.

    Dana Boente’s Many Critical Positions Within the Trump Administration

    Gives some decent background on why the musical chairs with the firings and appointments were (and will be) so important as the investigation into the spying activities escalates. I hope after these investigations wrap PDT declassifies as much as possible. Expose these rat f*cks for what they are.
    Quote Originally Posted by 4ucker View Post
    Of course TT thinks they are all dedicate loyal public servants. As they say one bad apple ruins the whole barrel. Apparently there’s more than one bad apple and many spoiled barrels...
    buttboy's all wound up this morning...

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    Trump takes swipe at FBI Director Wray for ‘protecting’ Russia probe ‘gang’

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tru...sia-probe-gang

    Wray’s days are numbered... There’s very little difference between Wray and Chromey he’s trying to protect the bad apples in the FBI.... Establishment do nothing jerkoff...
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    Calls to jail Attorney General Barr grow from Democratic ranks

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cal...mocratic-ranks

    They’re blowing more smoke Up TT&BB’s arse... Who is going to arrest him and who is going to put him in jail. Nobody can arrest him for not breaking the law. The demorats are grasping for KFC plastic straws. Desperation calls for desperate nonsense... Growup and act like you’re trying to govern temper tantrums Nobody listens to.
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    Rosenstein slams Obama administration for choosing ‘not to publicize full story’ of Russia hacking

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ros...russia-hacking

    Obambi dropped the ball on the Russian interference because he thought Hillary was going win. He chose to talk to Putin directly as if he was going to out fox Putin... Chromey holds a lot of all the selective leaking blame... I do believe Chromey will be prosecuted along with Brennan and Flapper Crapper... Mueller should have been investigating the other side of the isle...
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    Barr assigns US attorney in Connecticut to look into government surveillance involving Trump campaign: source

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bar...trump-campaign

    The screws are tightening TT&BB are in a cold sweat...






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    Re: Obama Admin Spygate Scandal

    ^^^ The cards begin to fall. You can also tell 'cause the libs are more bombastic.

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    ^^^ Like a kid just learning to talk... The first word they learn to say is mommy, the second is daddy. They want mommy and daddy to protect them from a world they know nothing about...
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    Trey Gowdy: Investigators assigned to examine Russia probe origins have 'easy road map'

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tre...-easy-road-map

    Not good news for TT&BB... There’s Team Obama finger prints everywhere... Time for a cruise down the river DeNile...
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    Heh... ya don't say...

    Former FBI General Counsel James Baker said on Monday he expects the Justice Department inspector general to find "mistakes" committed by the bureau in its handling of the Trump-Russia investigation.
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    Baker, who admitted last week the inspector general makes him "nervous," said the government watchdog will probably find some errors.
    I learned something interesting today... the IG can't go after anyone who currently doesn't work in the gubberment (unless they willingly cooperate). But Barr's appointing John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct an inquiry into wrongdoing by the gubberment agents, changes that. He can go after all the cucks... still gubberment employed or not... grand juries, indictments, subpoenas, etc.

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