MUELLER IS TRYING TO KEEP EVIDENCE FROM DEFENDANTS IN RUSSIAN TROLLS CASE
June 22, 2018 by Colin Kalmbacher
Special counsel Robert Mueller and his deputy Rush Atkinson filed a 14-page motion Tuesday arguing that the government shouldn’t have to release certain evidence to indicted Russian company Concord Management and Consulting LLC due to ongoing “interference operations” against the United States.
In the motion, Mueller’s team requested a protective order to: (1) keep other co-defendants named in the February 16 indictment from accessing the government’s evidence against them; and (2) to keep additional evidence under the control of government attorneys and away from Concord Management itself.
By the terms outlined in the government’s requested order, “[d]isclosure of sensitive discovery would initially be limited to domestic defense counsel.” Mueller’s motion continues:
After review of the materials, defense counsel could seek permission from the Court to make additional disclosures. For any foreign national to whom defense counsel wishes to disclose sensitive materials, defense counsel would provide a firewall counsel for the government (separate from the prosecution team) with the name of any such individual contemporaneous to its request for Court approval. If needed, firewall counsel would alert the Court to any concerns or considerations about such disclosures.
Lots of legalese there.
In English, Mueller’s team is suggesting that Concord Management not have access to the evidence being used against them–at least not at first. The special counsel contends that only Concord Management’s attorneys be given access to said evidence and that maybe, at some point in the future, with the court’s permission, two additional legal teams–one provided by the defense; one provided by the government and putatively unaffiliated with the prosecution–might huddle together and come to an agreement that Concord Management actually be afforded an opportunity to view the evidence in question.
In my opinion, Mueller’s posture could easily viewed as a red-tape-heavy method intended to cripple and undermine Concord Management’s defense. In the United States, criminal defendants are entitled–by virtue of an almost sacred right–to view the evidence used against them. This right undergirds the basic foundation of America’s adversarial... (Read More...)
IG REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FBI COUNTERSPY FAILINGS
June 22, 2018 by Bill Gertz
Disclosures by the Justice Department inspector general of political bias among FBI agents is focusing new attention on problems within the FBI’s once-storied counterintelligence division.
The report by Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz reveals evidence of politicization among senior FBI officials, notably the text message by Deputy Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Peter Strzok suggesting Strzok was willing to use official counterintelligence powers to “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president in the 2016 election campaign.
FBI counterintelligence, the mission of identifying and countering foreign spies, for decades operated as a distinct specialty for FBI agents trained to deal with spies rather than fighting criminals and terrorists.
As a senior FBI counterspy, Strzok wields significant power through access to intelligence information held in secret FBI databases and through court-ordered surveillance.
Another sign of counterintelligence problems at the FBI was the disclosure in the IG report that the FBI did not take any action against Russian meddling in the 2016 election until late September 2016 – despite the fact that Moscow’s operations had been underway since 2015.
The report said then-FBI Director James Comey directed the Counterintelligence Division to conduct a “multi-faceted effort” to protect the election from foreign interference.
“This tasking included the implementation of ‘a national supply chain risk management effort to identify vulnerabilities in voting infrastructure,’ engaging state election officials about potential threats, the investigation of ‘whether foreign adversaries were attempting to interfere with or improperly influence the’ 2016 election, and the investigation of certain U.S. persons’ contacts with foreign adversaries,” the report said.
FBI officials said the late September counter-interference operation was one reason the FBI delayed re-opening the email probe after several hundred thousand new emails were discovered on the laptop of Anthony Wiener, husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
The IG report made public last week reveals that several FBI counterintelligence officials, not only...(Read More...)
THE HYPOCRISY OF THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT LOBBY’S HOWLS ABOUT FAMILY SEPARATION.
June 15, 2018 by Monica Showalter
The open-borders lobby has a new cause celebre: Their howl that illegal immigrants, traveling in family groups, must never be separated by apprehending lawmen. Unlike the law, families are sacred! Separating families (or what people without documents claim to be families) is now the worst thing possible. Families belong together! And suddenly these leftists who’ve never liked family values in the past, are all in for family values. So they’ve got a whole series of nationwide protests going on, and here in San Diego, the local media, loading up on the sob stories, are reporting it exhaustively. Here is one report from NBC:
Dozens of people demonstrated outside the Otay Mesa Detention Center on Sunday morning in support of detained migrants.
Demonstrators are speaking out against the separation of migrant children from their parents. Protesters are also calling for improved conditions inside the detention center.
“The medical facilities are inadequate,” Jennye Lopez, a 24-year-old asylum seeker from Honduras, said in Spanish. She recently was released from Otay Mesa after spending six months in custody.
Yes, dozens. Worth a national story on that one. Meanwhile, here’s a positively baroque lefty spin on the same protests from the New York Times in Los Angeles:...(Read More...)
‘PUNCH-DRUNK’: TRUMP HITS BACK AT DE NIRO. HARD.
June 12, 2018 by Amanda Prestigiacomo
The King of the Counter Punch hit back against actor Robert De Niro on Tuesday after being provoked by the star’s expletive-laced rant aimed at the president during Sunday night’s Tony Awards.
President Trump, hilariously finding time during an unprecedented and high-stakes peace summit with North Korea, took to his favorite social media site, Twitter, to go after the famed actor, calling him “Low IQ” and “punch-drunk.”
“Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be ‘punch-drunk,'” smacked Trump, adding that De Niro fails to “realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country.”
“Wake up Punchy!” the president finished off the colorful message.
…realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SLAPS NEW STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS ON MAJOR ALLIES.
May 31, 2018 by Katie Pavlich
The Trump administration slapped new steel and aluminum tariffs on Europe, Canada and Mexico Thursday morning after President Trump issued a proclamation from the White House laying out the terms.
“Today, President Donald J. Trump signed two proclamations, which note that measures are in place to address the impairment to the national security threatened by imports of steel and aluminum from Argentina, Brazil, and Australia, “White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released in a statement. “At this time, similar measures are not in place with respect to steel or aluminum imports from Mexico, Canada, or the European Union. Therefore, as of June 1, 2018, tariffs will no longer be suspended for steel or aluminum imports from those countries. The Administration will continue discussions with them and remains open to discussions with other countries.”
“The Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs have already had major, positive effects on steel and aluminum workers and jobs and will continue to do so long into the future. At the same time, the Trump Administration’s actions underscore its commitment to good-faith negotiations with our allies to enhance our national security while supporting American workers,” she continued. “The Administration will continue to monitor steel and aluminum imports and...(Read More...)
THE CLINTON FOUNDATION IS BACK! WIN CHARDONNAY WITH HILLARY OR A CARIBBEAN TRIP WITH BILL!
May 28, 2018 by Joseph Curl
They’re back! (Will they ever really go away!)
The Clinton Foundation went dark for a while, what with all the allegations (the FBI and federal prosecutors in January began investigating whether donors were illegally promised policy favors from Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state in exchange for dumping cash into the “charity.” The probe, as usual, has so far gone nowhere).
And why would a lil’ ol’ federal investigation put a damper on the parties thrown by the billion-dollar “charity, anyway?
The Clintons hosted a mega-bash at a secret New York venue on Thursday, charging attendees $100,000-a-table for a “star-studded gala designed to relaunch their troubled family charity,” the Daily Mail writes.
Sting and Shaggy performed together on stage, Jon Bon Jovi introduced Bill and the audience included millionaires and Hillary super-fans who got in line for selfies.
On offer at a post-dinner auction was a trip to the Caribbean with Bill — or chardonnay with Hillary.
It was an echo of the charity’s golden years, before an intense focus on it during Hillary’s losing run for the presidency, and now an active FBI investigation into whether it was part of a pay-to-play scheme while she was secretary of state, made it a lightning rod for controversy...(Read More...)
FACT CHECK: HOW MANY LONG ISLANDERS WERE KILLED BY MS-13 IN THE LAST YEAR?
May 27, 2018
by David Sivak
ThinkProgress Editor Aaron Rupar claimed that the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, hasn’t killed anyone on Long Island, New York, in over a year.
Long Island has experienced four deaths linked to MS-13 over the last 12 months.
President Donald Trump hosted a roundtable discussion on immigration Wednesday in which he decried the violence committed by MS-13 on Long Island. The area is home to 875 members of the gang, according to local law enforcement.
“They’re horrible people, by the way,” Trump said. “A ruthless gang that has violated our borders and transformed once peaceful neighborhoods into bloodstained killing fields.”
He praised local and federal efforts to arrest and deport suspected members of the gang.
“We’re not going to have this problem,” said Trump. “I essentially grew up on Long Island. And when I hear Hempstead and Mineola and all of the places that I know so well, that you can’t walk outside – this used to be where you’d leave your doors unlocked, you’d leave your windows open, always. And you have gang members now that are so rough, people are afraid to go outside.”
Rupar, who live-tweeted the event, took issue with Trump’s depiction of violence on Long Island. “There hasn’t been an MS-13 murder in the area for more than a year!” he wrote.
He made the claim after Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart commended her officers for successfully reducing MS-13-related crime. “There has not been an MS-13 murder in Suffolk County since April of 2017,” she said during the roundtable.
Rupar must have taken this to mean that there hasn’t been an MS-13 murder on all of Long Island in the last year. “After 45 minutes of fear-mongering about MS-13, a Long Island police official accidentally debunked Trump’s hysteria with a single stat,” he tweeted.
He even wrote an article about it.
Except Suffolk is only one of two counties in Long Island. The other, Nassau County, has experienced four murders at the hands of MS-13 since May 23, 2017, county police told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Victims often meet a similar fate – MS-13 lures them into the woods with the promise of drugs or women, and then brutally murders them with machetes, bats and chains. One of the victims, Angel Soler, was hacked to death in a wooded area of Roosevelt, Long Island in July...(Read More...)
IT’S OFFICIAL: REPUBLICANS INTRODUCE RESOLUTION FOR SECOND SPECIAL COUNSEL TO INVESTIGATE FBI AND FISA ABUSE.
May 25, 2018 by Katie Pavlic
Twenty-five House Republicans have introduced a resolution officially calling for a second Special Counsel to investigate FBI misconduct and FISA abuse during the 2016 presidential election.
“Here’s the now filed 12 pg[page] H.Res.907 w[ith] 25 original cosponsors, detailing misconduct at highest levels of DOJ/FBI re FISA abuse, how/why Clinton email probe ended & Trump-Russia probe began. Also calls for 2nd Special Counsel,” Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin tweeted Friday.
As mentioned, the legislation is twelve pages long and details two dozen reasons – including the handling of the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton – why the Special Counsel is necessary.
“Expressing the sense of Congress that the Attorney General of the United States should appoint a Special Counsel to investigate misconduct at the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation, including an investigation of abuse of the FISA warrant process, how and why the Hillary Clinton probe ended, and how and why the Donald Trump-Russia probe began,” the resolution states.
“Whereas there is an urgent need for the appointment of a second Special Counsel in light of evidence that raises critical concerns about decisions, activities, and inherent bias displayed at the highest levels of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding FISA abuse, how and why the Hillary Clinton email probe ended, and how and why the Donald Trump-Russia probe began.”
“The concerns of the American people are serious and the issues requiring an immediate, unbiased, independent, and thorough investigation are broad,” it continues.
Meanwhile, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to release his investigation into many of the same issues next week.
The resolution can be read in full below.
Special Counsel Investigation by Katie Pavlich on Scribd
WATCH: SARAH SANDERS DESTROYS MEDIA OVER TRUMP’S MS-13 ‘ANIMALS’ COMMENT.
May 17, 2018 by Ryan Saavedra
On Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders slammed the media and the Democrats for spreading a malicious lie about President Donald Trump’s comment on Wednesday where he referred to MS-13 gang members as “animals.”
Many media organizations and members of the Democratic Party intentionally took Trump’s comments out of context, claiming that he was referring to immigrants when transcripts and video clearly show that he was responding to a comment about MS-13.
CBS’ Steven Portnoy asked Sanders during the press briefing if the president believed that immigrants are animals, saying, “I want to ask you because so many people around the country are talking about it over the past 24 hours, what did the president mean when he said some immigrants aren’t people, they’re animals?”
Sanders responded bluntly, “If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, they’re more than welcome to. Frankly, I don’t think the term that the president used was strong enough.”
“It took an animal to stab a man 100 times and decapitate him and rip his heart out,” Sanders continued. “It took an animal to beat a woman they were sex trafficking with a bat, 28 times, indenting part of her body. And it took an animal to kidnap and rape a 13-year-old Houston girl.”...(Read More...)
BREAKING: GINA HASPEL MAKES HISTORY, OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED AS THE NEXT CIA DIRECTOR.
May 17, 2018 by Katie Pavlich
Acting CIA Director Gina Haspel received a promotion to permanent CIA Director Thursday afternoon when the Senate voted to confirm her nomination for the position 54-45.
Haspel, 60, is the first woman in U.S. history to lead the spy agency. She was nominated by President Trump to replace Mike Pompeo, who now serves as Secretary of State.
During her confirmation hearing two weeks ago, Haspel was pressed by Senators about her role in the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program after 9/11. She said while the program gathered important intelligence that thwarted terrorist attacks against the United States, she wouldn’t restart or reuse the tactics.
“I understand that what many people around the country want to know about are my views on CIA’s former detention and interrogation program,” Haspel said. “I have views on this issue, and I want to be clear. Having served in that tumultuous time, I can offer you my personal commitment, clearly and without reservation, that under my leadership CIA will not restart such a detention and interrogation program.”
SUSPECTED SPY STEFAN HALPER PAID TO SPY PRESIDENT TRUMP ILLEGALLY
May 17, 2018 by Judi McLeod
Suspected Spy Stefan Halper & Obama
BBC, the Radio Network that would have us believe that the overriding mood of former President Barack Obama on Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day was “serenity”, is the same one which broadcast the words of alleged Trump camp spy Stefan Halper six months later.
Do some broadcasters, and perhaps privileged princes get to play Sabotage Games when moonlighting?
It is only since yesterday’s downplayed New York Times exposé that Halper was caught up in the spy trap. It was only those who may have tuned in to the BBC on May 17, 2017 who would have got the big picture.
“Stefan Halper held an interview with BBC Radio 4 on May 19, 2017.
This is within days of the DOJ announced Robert Mueller as the Special Counsel.
“…But there is a broad sense that this president may not have the proper skills for this job.” (Stefan Halper, May 19, 2017)
“More confirmation of the Obama spy ring targeting President Trump illegally, as it is now officially confirmed that Stefan Halper is the Obama administration paid for spy inside the Trump campaign. Stefan Halper has also been exposed as collecting over $200,000 to spy on President Trump by top Obama officials James Clapper, James Comey, and John Brennan. There is no denying now that the Obama administration illegally wiretapped President Trump, but the Obama spy ring against Trump and Americans in general is now fully exposed as an all out espionage ring conducted inside the United States Of America. Stefan Halper didn’t even have a warrant to investigate President Trump, so this is an Obama espionage ring without warrant against a sitting President that was paid for. (Puppetstringnews, May, 16, 2018)...(Read More...)
RESULTS MATTER: THREE RECENT, ENORMOUS TRUMP ACCOMPLISHMENTS MUST NOT BE OVERLOOKED.
May 1, 2018 by Guy Benson
Last week, we analyzed President Trump’s assignment of an A-plus grade to his presidency thus far — noting some of his policy achievements, while pointing out a number of reasons why his approval rating does not reflect his generous self-assessment. As an election-era ‘Never Trumper,’ which I’ve explained in detail here, I believe that the most responsible way for me to judge his presidency is on a fair-minded, piecemeal basis. When he’s wrong or reckless, I say so. When he’s doing well, I say so. I see no point or value in sticking to a single narrative by pretending that his good actions somehow aren’t praiseworthy, or that his defects don’t exist.
Some Trump-skeptical conservatives seem so invested in criticizing him that they’re either blinded to some of the huge accomplishments playing out before their eyes, or they’re allowing the other drama — both legitimate and exaggerated — to drown out the wins. This is a mistake. For all his manifest character flaws, ideological heresies and frustrating indiscipline, President Trump is in the process of notching a series of substantial victories for the conservative movement and for America. Within the last few days, we’ve seen the fruits of those efforts on three crucial fronts.
(1) The US economy is strong and growing. From Friday:...(Read More...)
Do Not Remove
The New World Order and their global subjugation plan, feeds itself on the ignorance of the masses, there are millions of people countering that Marxist subjugation, and one of those organization has spent millions of dollars and time to investigate and develop a very explicit video of what the plot is all about, it’s tactics and their plan. If you are not one of those millions of people who prefer not to be an ignorant, I recommend you see this long Video.
I would like to make some explanations that will facilitate your better understanding of this video: Hitler in Germany was the first fascist government that used the millionaires in his fascist Government effectively. Since then, but much more active in the last 50 years, an elite of bankers are dominating the world to carry out the new world order. In all these years they have learned that only with a fascist/Marxist dictatorship will they be able to do it. With their help, doctrine, and with the great power that the money has given them, allowed them to take control of following key points - education, food production, healthcare, energy, the media and the military force-- to carry it out. If you haven't heard of the plan, that doesn’t mean that hasn’t existed for over fifty years. What that means is that they have manipulated the media and your education to keep you unaware of what is really happening.
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First Rio Conference in 1992 - Agenda 21
The first Rio Conference in 1992 created Agenda 21, a most ambitious global initiative in an effort to fight climate change. Agenda 21 is the United Nations’ plan to … [Read More...]