One Big Obama Super-Scandal: Uranium One, GPS Fusion, Mueller Scandals, JFK, Plus Flake

These are great days. Finally there are substantial reasons to believe that the decades long lies and generations long treacheries will be exposed and democracy restored. The truth must be uncovered if America is ever to be great again. President Donald J. Trump is responsible for this stunning book of revelations about to be written.

Don’t think for a second, not even a nano-second, that the opponents of President Trump do not understand the fate that awaits them as President Trump successfully peels away at the onion of the hitherto protected lies. Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, Don Lemon, Big Media, Islamic terrorists and their supporters, the Obama Dimocrats, the whole long line of Trump haters understand their days are numbered in days short of years.

More glorious for supporters of President Trump is that we can now see the contours of the opposition. Those contours are clear as the chalk tracing police outline around the carcasses of dead gangsters. Today there was major breaking news about Fusion GPS. Tomorrow and in days to come there will be more revelations.

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The JFK Document Release

Ignore the JFK assassination conspiracy theories. The October 26 release of documents related to the Kennedy assassination in 1963 are an important moment in our current history and the book of revelations to come.

Recall that for many months after the inauguration of President Trump the F.B.I. and intelligence agencies such as the C.I.A. trashed the new duly elected president in a slew of leaks intended to remove President Trump from office. The leaks and manipulations from NeverTrump neocons alongside Obama Dimocrats utilized a fake “Russia collusion” and “saint Comey” line of prosecution and eventually led to obaminations such as the appointment of deep state stooges and cronies to run the Department of Justice and Mueller – the especially corrupt prosecutor.

The attempts by the deep state and Big Media to remove President Trump from office in the first several months failed. Soon thereafter, after the opposition to the duly elected president realized that President Trump would remain in office, the gears shifted. Politico, led the stenography squad to herald the shift in tactics.

After the realization struck that President Trump would remain president for his full term, the deep state and its stenographers began a campaign to save themselves. The immediate problem was the release of thousands of documents related to the JFK assassination.

For decades Americans have been fascinated by the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and a document release on the assassination would reflect badly on the intelligence agencies and investigatory powers. For example, the security apparatus either knew about Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of the president, or they did not – both of which pose troublesome questions for the security forces and the intelligence community.

Consider, Oswald was a former Marine with knowledge of American radar systems, who at the height of the cold war traveled to the Soviet Union in an era in which travel was much more difficult, renounced his American citizenship to U.S. officials and declared to the U.S. officials in Moscow he had important military information to give to the Soviet Union. In some newspapers the Oswald defection to the Soviet Union was front page news on October 1959. Then, after living in the Soviet Union Lee Oswald decides to return to the United States! Either the intelligence/security services kept track of Oswald or they did not. If they did track Oswald, why didn’t they know what he was up to? If they did not keep track of Oswald, why didn’t they. It’s a no win series of explanations that the security services and intelligence apparatus would have to explain if all the documents related to the JFK assassination were published.

Enter Politico. In an article Politico declared that release of all the JFK documents would be a disaster because the American people would be confused, the poor darlin’s… it was all too confusing and people would raise questions, ‘so please, please, President Trump keep the documents and the truth away from the American people until the experts can digest the information and release it after it is properly prepared, if ever’. Think we exaggerate? Read the Politico mess:

As it stands now, the document release this month will be a logistical nightmare, with the public suddenly flooded with a huge online library of documents—tens of thousands in total—that will be, at first, mostly incomprehensible even to experienced students of the assassination. The National Archives, abandoning its plans to release the documents in batches over the course of several months, said this week that it will instead release everything at once—all on the same day—sometime between now and the deadline on October 26. [snip]

With everything made public at once, pandemonium is all but guaranteed, since major news organizations around the world will want to know, almost instantly, what is in the documents that is new and potentially important. And there will simply be no way for historians and other researchers, even those with a special knowledge of the Kennedy assassination, to make any authoritative judgment as they try to page through tens of thousands of pages of files all at once.

Four days later, the campaign to keep the JFK documents secret reached a level of comedy when Politico published yet another article so deranged and so debased, it can only be termed “retarded”:

Trump administration and other government officials say privately that President Donald Trump is almost certain to block the release of information from some of the thousands of classified files related to the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are scheduled to be made public in less than a week by the National Archives. [snip]

A congressional official who has been closely monitoring the issue, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Trump had been under pressure from the CIA to block the release of some of the assassination documents on national security grounds, possibly to protect CIA tradecraft and the identity of agency informants who might still be alive.

Any observer with a lick of sense would ask themselves in response to the stupid Politico article, “why would President Trump seek to deny Americans information and protect the very agencies that have sought his destruction by shielding them from being exposed as either corrupt or liars in documents decades old?” The answer to this obvious question came from President Trump in a Tweet that declared he would not stop the release of the JFK documents.

President Trump will not block Americans from reading source documents about the JFK assassination. The truth will be revealed to all. The deep state, the octopus, the Swamp, took on President Trump and now they will be defeated. This is all part of one big Obama SuperScandal.

Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, Resigned To Their Fates

It’s a great day today. On Tuesday, as President Trump prepared to go to the Capitol to organize the corrupt GOP in an effort to reform the American tax system, the miserable Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee attacked. In a series of vicious interviews Corker denounced the president and called him a liar and mentally unstable.

Soon thereafter, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona addressed the U.S. Senate. Flake lived up to his name with his own deranged attack against President Trump. Immediately, Senator John McCain praised Flake in the same manner as Senator Mitch McConnell.

The beauty of these attacks is that they come from the defeated. It’s a great day today. Senator Flake spoke to the Senate today to announce he will not run for reelection without reflecting on the fact he is loathed in Arizona. Bob Corker previously announced he will not run for reelection. Both announced they will not run for reelection because they could not win reelection, not with the growing determinative strength of President Trump in the party he took over.

All of these Trump haters, Flake-McCain-McConnell-Corker, are all dinosaurs who’s time has long passed. The moment Donald Trump became the nominee they were obsolete. The moment Donald Trump became President Trump, their days were numbered.

All of these defeated Senators have long been part of the deep state that has sought to control Americans, instead of protecting America. Corker was a co-conspirator with Barack Obama on the treacherous Iran deal supported by the deep state and other enemies of American democracy. Jeff Flake like McCain and McConnell support illegal immigration and any war at any time along with what they term “free trade” no matter now unfair and harmful that trade is.

They’re all gone. President Trump has removed them. Their allies are next. The Obama SuperScandal too will be exposed and the perpetrators removed.

Uranium One

The Uranium One scandal is one tentacle of the Obama SuperScandal. Many assume that this is a Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton scandal. If only that were so. Uranium One is part of the Obama SuperScandal which leads to many of the other related scandals.

In April 2015 we wrote, Uranium One: Hard Truths About The Radioactive Problem of #Hillary2016. In that article we derided the Uranium One issue as damaging to Hillary2016. Hillary Clinton had much bigger problems. We were right of course. Uranium One did not matter in the general election to come.

However, this October 2017, Uranium One matters, bigly. We warn everyone however, this is not a Hillary and Bill scandal. This Uranium One story is bigger than just Hillary and Bill. Like the JFK papers release, much much more will be revealed than just money grubbing.

Russia, Uranium One, Mueller, Hillary Clinton, Fusion GPS, The Deep State, The Octopus

Watch all these stories merge into one giant Obama SuperScandal.


Especially corrupt Mueller has a lot to explain regarding his staff recruits. The especially corrupt prosecutor has lots more to explain:

Uranium One Means Mueller Must Recuse Himself from Russia Probe

At the end of their lengthy editorial regarding the new Uranium One revelations — “Team Obama’s stunning coverup of Russian crimes” — the New York Post editorial board writes:

Until September 2013, the FBI director was Robert Mueller — who’s now the special counsel probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election. It’s hard to see how he can be trusted in that job unless he explains what he knew about this Obama-era cover-up.

I’ll go the Post one better. Virtually whatever Mueller has to say about his involvement or non-involvement in this metastasizing scandal, he must recuse himself immediately for the most obvious reasons of propriety and appearance. Frankly, it’s outrageous that he, Rod Rosenstein, or anyone who even touched the Uranium One investigation now be involved with the current probe — unless the real name of the FBI is actually the NKVD. This is not how a democracy is supposed to work, even remotely. Forget transparency — this was deliberate occlusion.

Especially corrupt prosecutor Mueller must be prosecuted for his complicity and corruptions, especially now that we know Mueller hand delivered uranium to America’s enemies.

F.B.I., Hillary Clinton, Russia, Mueller, Fusion GPS, Uranium One

The Fusion GPS scandal we termed “Apocalypse Now”. A late breaking development is that now we begin to know some of what went on there regarding finances. President Trump has asked “who paid for it?” in relation to the Fusion GPS “pee dossier”. It has been declared that the F.B.I. at one point paid Fusion GPS for further information. Now we know who paid for the dossier the F.B.I. relied on to obtain FISA warrants and to attempt to smear President Trump:

Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier

The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.

Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.

Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community. [snip]

Prior to that agreement, Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by a still unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.

The Clinton campaign and the DNC through the law firm continued to fund Fusion GPS’s research through the end of October 2016, days before Election Day.

F.B.I. Director James Comey tried to blackmail and intimidate President Trump with the phony dossier. John McCain pushed the lies to the F.B.I. and other outlets. Buzzfeed unwittingly helped President Trump when they published the dossier and people laughed that anyone could believe such drivel. And it appears that it was the Bush family that first paid for the dossier. The chain of custody, so to speak, is the Jeb! Bush campaign, the Hillary Clinton campaign, the F.B.I. Those last three initials should clue everyone onto the Obama SuperScandal.

Not only did Hillary2016 push the Fusion GPS lies via the Russians. There were other connections we now know between the Russians and Hillary2016:

FBI watched, then acted as Russian spy moved closer to Hillary Clinton

As Hillary Clinton was beginning her job as President Obama’s chief diplomat, federal agents observed as multiple arms of Vladimir Putin’s machine unleashed an influence campaign designed to win access to the new secretary of State, her husband Bill Clinton and members of their inner circle, according to interviews and once-sealed FBI records.

Some of the activities FBI agents gathered evidence about in 2009 and 2010 were covert and illegal. [snip]

At the time it was hired, the firm was providing hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in pro bono support to Bill Clinton’s global charitable initiative, and it legally helped the Russian company secure federal decisions that led to billions in new U.S. commercial nuclear business, records show.

Agents were surprised by the timing and size of a $500,000 check that a Kremlin-linked bank provided Bill Clinton with for a single speech in the summer of 2010. [snip]

A day after the arrests of the sleeper ring, another event captured the FBI’s attention.

Thousands of miles away in Russia, former President Bill Clinton collected a $500,000 check for giving a 90-minute speech to Renaissance Capital, a Kremlin-connected bank, and then he scored a meeting with Putin himself.

The check caught the attention of FBI agents, especially with Hillary Clinton having recently returned from meetings in Russia, and her department working on a variety of issues where Moscow had an interest, records show.

One issue was American approval of the Russian nuclear company Rosatom’s purchase of a Canadian company called Uranium One that controlled 20 percent of America’s strategic uranium reserves. State was one of more than a dozen federal agencies that needed to weigh in, and a Clinton deputy was handling the matter.

The second issue was the Russian company TENEX’s desire to score a new raft of commercial nuclear sales to U.S. companies. TENEX for years was selling uranium recycled from old Soviet warheads to the United States. But that deal was coming to an end and now it needed a new U.S. market for its traditional uranium

And the third was a promise Secretary Clinton herself made to Russian leaders to round up support in America’s Silicon Valley for then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s dream for a new high-tech hub outside Moscow known as Skolkovo. [snip]

The bank that paid Clinton was promoting the Uranium One deal’s stock.

We disagree with the otherwise excellent article by Daniel Greenfield From Russia to Hillary: Bribes, Extortion, Uranium and Lies – How an FBI Uranium investigation was corrupted to protect the Clinton’s Russian connection. Greenfield gets it entirely upside down. Hillary Clinton is not the central figure in this scandal. It is the F.B.I. and the intelligence and security apparatus which seeks to run our lives and ruin our democracy.

Investigations, Investigations

We have repeatedly requested lots and lots of special prosecutors be appointed to investigate. Thus far the corrupt Department of Justice, the corrupt F.B.I, the corrupt intelligence services, the corrupt security apparatus, have managed the massive scandal well enough to keep special prosecutors from being appointed. But even here there is some good news:

Congress Probes Whether Obama DOJ Used The ‘Trump Dossier’ Before Surveillance Court

Both the House and the Senate are investigating whether the former President Barack Obama’s administration used intelligence in a salacious “Trump Dossier” as “evidence” before a secret federal surveillance court to obtain permission to spy on Donald Trump campaign aides and later his transition team. [snip]

The FBI used the dossier to secure permission to monitor the communications of Trump associate Carter Page, based on U.S. officials briefed on the Russia investigation, CNN reported in April. [snip]

The presentation of evidence before the special surveillance court would have been FBI-generated documents delivered by Obama Justice Department attorneys, according to a congressional source familiar with evidence requirements before the court. At the time, FBI Director James Comey presided over the bureau and Attorney General Loretta Lynch oversaw the Justice Department. [snip]

That would mean the Obama administration pursued “a type of manipulation of intelligence data and false intelligence data to mislead a court,” diGenova said. “It’s staggering in terms of its implications.”

The possibility the Obama administration might use the unproven allegations before a FISA court “constitutes a crime of unbelievable dimensions,” he said, adding: “It requires the empanelment of a federal grand jury.”

Grassley added a new twist to the “Steele” dossier, noting in his letter to Wray it appeared the former British agent also gave his same set of allegations to his compatriots in British intelligence. United Kingdom court legal proceedings appended to Grassley’s letter show Steele on Dec. 13, 2016 gave the same dossier to a “senior UK government national security official.”

Senator Grassley correctly notes that if the dossier was given by the F.B.I. to the British intelligence services and then British intelligence gave it to the F.B.I. the FISA court could have been deceived if the F.B.I. sought warrants based on the British intelligence reports without disclosing to the court that the source was the F.B.I.

There is a reason why the “Russia” investigations now have a new “tone” about them. The anti-Trump persecutions are rapidly falling apart.

The anti-Trump investigations are falling apart because it is clear that Barack Obama and the intelligence/security agencies colluded to hide crimes.

The New Russia Investigations

Having failed to destroy President Trump, the F.B.I. deep state security intelligence octopus will now face investigations:

Now Democrats have a Russia problem

NBC reports that Tony Podesta (the brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta) and his firm are the subjects of a criminal investigation by the special prosecutor.

And this comes amid new reports that the FBI gathered evidence for two years as Russian agents — including a major sleeper cell — worked to gain access to then-Secretary of State Clinton, husband Bill and members of their inner circle. [snip]

All this, of course, follows reports the Obama administration knew Russia was engaged in a campaign of bribery and extortion — yet allowed a deal to go through giving Moscow control of one-fifth of America’s uranium.

Yes, there’s something to investigate here.

The Octopus

President Donald J. Trump is under attack by the deep state Swamp comprised of Obama Dimocrats, the intelligence apparatus, the Department of Justice, and all those who were supposed to be guardians of our democracy, not unelected dictators who rule over the land of the free and the home of the brave.

The scandals are not about Hillary Clinton, uranium, urine soaked dossiers, money, nor emails. The scandals are but the tips of the iceberg we can see. The danger is deeper, beneath the waters:

Here’s the kicker: The Uranium One scandal is not only, or even principally, a Clinton scandal. It is an Obama-administration scandal.

It’s bigger and deeper than what we see:

It’s finally dawning on people: The Russian nuclear racketeering was an Obama administration scandal, which Congress ignored and the Justice Department investigated but did nothing to stop. Justice looked into the Russian crimes in 2009 and 2010, but waited until 2014 to do anything about it. And even then, it didn’t answer any of the larger questions. It can’t be ignored any longer.

So why didn’t the Department of Justice and the security/intelligence overlords who monitor Americans and try to carve history as they want it to be do anything? That’s foolish to ask. The Octopus that swims in the deep state Swamp did exactly what it wanted to do. Their problem is that Trump beat them all.

The fight is not yet over. President Trump is bidding his time. There will be at least three earthquakes about to be unleashed by President Trump. Those who worry about why things are not being exposed as quickly as we want must wait for the earthquakes. The first thirteen days of October were important. The last few months of 2017 will be epic.

The fight is not yet over. But the Octopus of the deep state will soon find they are up against a man who fights.


175 thoughts on “One Big Obama Super-Scandal: Uranium One, GPS Fusion, Mueller Scandals, JFK, Plus Flake

  1. Good news for Mike Marks and the rest of us. According to Lou Dobbs the witness who wants to testify before the Judiciary Committee in the Uranium One scandal but cannot due to the Justice Department will be allowed to testify.

    Lou Dobbs says the White House will make the announcement tomorrow.

    Even more good news, and why it will be announced tomorrow: President Trump will be on Lou Dobbs’ show tomorrow!

  2. Washington Post on Flake:

    Jeff Flake’s big white flag in the face of Trumpism

    In announcing his shocking retirement on Wednesday afternoon — an occasion on which politicians will often disingenuously allude to spending more time with their families — the Arizona Republican offered an explanation that seemed brutally honest: I couldn’t win.

    The big quote from the Arizona Republic, which broke the story:

    “Here’s the bottom line: The path that I would have to travel to get the Republican nomination is a path I’m not willing to take, and that I can’t in good conscience take,” Flake told the Republic in a telephone interview. “It would require me to believe in positions I don’t hold on such issues as trade and immigration, and it would require me to condone behavior that I cannot condone.”

    A looser interpretation of this would be: I would have to be more like President Trump and more accepting of Trump to win, and I cannot do that. [snip]

    We’ve only had limited quality polling on senators across the country, but most of it has shown running afoul of Trump is poisonous for Republican senators with the GOP base.

    Flake’s numbers have been especially brutal, with his approval rating plummeting. One poll showed three times as many Arizonans disapproved of him as approved. [snip]

    On a national level, a George Washington University poll in August showed a majority of Republicans living in House districts controlled by the GOP — 53 percent — said their member of Congress had not been supportive enough of Trump. Just 4 percent said the member had been “too supportive.” [snip]

    It’s a testament to the fact that, no matter how unpopular Trump might be across the country, he has effectively hijacked the Republican Party and recast it in his image. Flake believes the party has changed so much in just a few short years that he can’t even win a primary in a party in which he has won lots of them.

    And it suggests that Trump’s tearing down and/or reinvention of the Republican Party may not be so hypothetical anymore. The first two retiring Senate Republicans this year happen to be two of his biggest critics. As Stephen K. Bannon seeks to rid the Senate of wishy-washy establishment incumbents who won’t rebuke Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Trump is casting members out by creating a party that they feel is no longer suitable for them.

    What lasting effect that has on the party going forward is anybody’s guess, but Flake served notice Thursday that it had changed to be more in Trump’s image. And that’s a massive moment in GOP history.

  3. President Trump influence world-wide:

    Saudi Arabia will return to moderate, open Islam and ‘will destroy extremist ideas’, says crown prince

    Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud also announced the kingdom would do more to tackle extremism

    Speaking at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh he said: “We want to go back to what we were, the moderate Islam that is open to the world, open to all the religions.

    “We will not waste 30 years of our lives dealing with extremist ideas, we will destroy them today”.

    The conference, which runs until Thursday, aims to show how the country is opening itself up to the modern world and diversifying economically.

    We’ll believe it when they close down Wahhabi mosques. Still, good first step.

    this feeling is heavenly!

    The FBI’s Political Meddling

    Mueller is the wrong sleuth when his ex-agency is so tangled up with Russia.

    Let’s give plausible accounts of the known facts, then explain why demands that Robert Mueller recuse himself from the Russia investigation may not be the fanciful partisan grandstanding you imagine.

    Here’s a story consistent with what has been reported in the press—how reliably reported is uncertain. Democratic political opponents of Donald Trump financed a British former spook who spread money among contacts in Russia, who in turn over drinks solicited stories from their supposedly “connected” sources in Moscow. If these people were really connected in any meaningful sense, then they made sure the stories they spun were consistent with the interests of the regime, if not actually scripted by the regime.

    The resulting Trump dossier then became a factor in Obama administration decisions to launch an FBI counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign, and after the election to trumpet suspicions of Trump collusion with Russia.

    We know of a second, possibly even more consequential way the FBI was effectively a vehicle for Russian meddling in U.S. politics. Authoritative news reports say FBI chief James Comey’s intervention in the Hillary Clinton email matter was prompted by a Russian intelligence document that his colleagues suspected was a Russian plant.

    OK, Mr. Mueller was a former close colleague and leader but no longer part of the FBI when these events occurred. This may or may not make him a questionable person to lead a Russia-meddling investigation in which the FBI’s own actions are necessarily a concern.

    But now we come to the Rosatom disclosures last week in The Hill, a newspaper that covers Congress.

    Here’s another story as plausible as we can make it based on credible reporting. After the Cold War, in its own interest, the U.S. wanted to build bridges to the Russian nuclear establishment. The Putin government, for national or commercial purposes, agreed and sought to expand its nuclear business in the U.S.

    The purchase and consolidation of certain assets were facilitated by Canadian entrepreneurs who gave large sums to the Clinton Foundation, and perhaps arranged a Bill Clinton speech in Moscow for $500,000. A key transaction had to be approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

    Now we learn that, before and during these transactions, the FBI had uncovered a bribery and kickback scheme involving Russia’s U.S. nuclear business, and also received reports of Russian officials seeking to curry favor through donations to the Clinton Foundation.

    This criminal activity was apparently not disclosed to agencies vetting the 2010 transfer of U.S. commercial nuclear assets to Russia. The FBI made no move to break up the scheme until long after the transaction closed. Only five years later, the Justice Department, in 2015, disclosed a plea deal with the Russian perpetrator so quietly that its significance was missed until The Hill reported on the FBI investigation last week.

    For anyone who cares to look, the real problem here is that the FBI itself is so thoroughly implicated in the Russia meddling story.

    The agency, when Mr. Mueller headed it, soft-pedaled an investigation highly embarrassing to Mrs. Clinton as well as the Obama Russia reset policy. More recently, if just one of two things is true—Russia sponsored the Trump Dossier, or Russian fake intelligence prompted Mr. Comey’s email intervention—then Russian operations, via their impact on the FBI, influenced and continue to influence our politics in a way far more consequential than any Facebook ad, the preoccupation of John McCain, who apparently cannot behold a mountain if there’s a molehill anywhere nearby.

    Which means that Mr. Mueller has the means, motive and opportunity to obfuscate and distract from matters embarrassing to the FBI, while pleasing a large part of the political spectrum. He need only confine his focus to the flimsy, disingenuous but popular (with the media) accusation that the shambolic Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin.

    Mr. Mueller’s tenure may not have bridged the two investigations, but James Comey’s, Rod Rosenstein’s , Andrew Weissmann’s , and Andrew McCabe’s did. Mr. Rosenstein appointed Mr. Mueller as special counsel. Mr. Weissmann now serves on Mr. Mueller’s team. Mr. McCabe remains deputy FBI director. All were involved in the nuclear racketeering matter and the Russia meddling matter.

    Let’s stop here. All this needs to be sorted out, but not in a spirit of panic and hysteria. We are a prosperous, successful country, in pretty good shape right now by historical standards, even if our officials behave in the frequently dubious, self-interested way they always have.

    But still: By any normal evidentiary, probative or journalistic measure, the big story here is the FBI—its politicized handling of Russian matters, and not competently so.

    To put it bluntly, whatever its hip-pocket rationales along the way, the FBI would not have so much to cover up now if it had not helped give us Mrs. Clinton as Democratic nominee and then, in all likelihood, inadvertently helped Mr. Trump to the presidency.

  5. …sounds like a barn fire is being lit under Jeff Sessions…one that will choke him unless he gets moving & into action…

    so with an aggressive boss like PDT & investigations with Sen Grassley & Congressman Nunes & Rep Ron DeSantis & Peter King heating up…it will be time for JS to function as the AG & call for a Special Counsel or step aside….

    calling Jeff Sessions to action…step it up…
    tomorrow would be a great day to start & free the ‘gagged informant’ so he can speak…in the land of the free…


    btw…has anyone else noticed that Rudy G has been no where in sight, no TV interviews…nothing…heard he had a fall & went to the hospital a few weeks ago but nothing since…odd


    The Supreme Court Just Killed The Refugee Ban Challenge

    The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the second and final challenge to President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees and migrants Tuesday, concluding that the expiration of a 120-day ban on refugee resettlement ended the controversy.

    The dismissal ends a protracted round of litigating around the president’s order that was replaced in late September by a new round of travel sanctions against eight countries. Those sanctions are currently under challenges.

    The justices dismissed the first travel ban case Oct. 10. That case arose in Maryland and concerned the order’s 90-day ban on the entry of migrants from six countries with high instances of terrorism. The ban’s expiration effectively “mooted” the case, the justices concluded. Federal courts are only empowered to hear ongoing controversies where their action can affect an outcome. When the controversy concludes and renders further court action irrelevant, the case is considered moot and is thereafter dismissed.

    The second case arose in Hawaii, and also challenged the 120-day ban on refugee resettlement. The court’s Oct. 10 decision left little suspense as to how justices would dispense with the Hawaii case — as in the Maryland case, the justices said the termination of the 120-day refugee ban mooted the controversy, warranting dismissal.

    A legal rule called the Munsingwear doctrine requires the vacatur of all lower court rulings in a case that is mooted while awaiting Supreme Court review. In each case, the Court wiped out lower court rulings from the 4th and 9th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal that concluded his order was unlawful. Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the court’s vacatur order in each case, but agreed that the challenges should be dismissed.

    The order is a victory for the administration, that asked the justices to dismiss the cases in September. The orders also wipe out adverse lower court rulings limiting the president’s authority.

  7. gonzotx
    October 24, 2017 at 8:20 pm
    Mrs Smith

    Have you heard from Wbb? Has he moved?


    Yes, gonzo, he has moved. He called the other day
    and he is extremely happy he moved away from Seattle. He is funny… He feels great l in the land of Sunshine rather than the dreary, London/Seattle weather.

  8. “It’s Out There” Wikileaks Shows Clintons Knew Uranium One Was Major Scandal in 2015

    October 23, 2017

    Hillary Clinton likes to laugh off the Uranium One scandal as a ‘debunked’ right-wing conspiracy, however; internal emails show the Clinton camp was panicking as the conservative media revealed the dirty details of pay-to-play.

    Wikileaks leaked a Podesta email dated 4/29/2015 with the subject line “It’s out there”. (screenshot below) The original email from Tony Carrk (Hillary’s research director) to Jennifer Palmieri (Hillary’s director of communications) and Brian Fallon (CNN hack and Hillary’s press secretary) linked to a Daily Caller article titled, “Firm Co-Founded By Hillary’s Campaign Chair Lobbies For Russia’s Uranium One”.

    The Daily Caller article was then forwarded to then-campaign chairman John Podesta with an “FYI”.

    Senate records show that The Podesta Group has lobbied the State Department on behalf of Uranium One — once in 2012, when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, and once in 2015.

    Uranium One paid The Podesta Group $40,000 to lobby the State Department, the Senate, the National Park Service and the National Security Council for “international mining projects,” according to a July 20, 2012 filing.

    Wikleaks e-mails and more at link:

  9. People are speculating who the unnamed Republican is who also paid for the Trump dossier.
    Obviously, Jeb! paid for it, but after Trump slaughtered him like a lamb in SC & he was forced to drop out and it was given to Little Marco, who passed it along to McCain.
    Jeb! was only one with the $ to waste on this, which is why he was so confident “Trump will not be the nominee.” It was only after he proved to be such a pathetic candidate that the GOPe realized they had to go to the Little Marco Plan B. It was then that Bill Kristol, Rick Wilson and the other Marco fanbois kept cackling on Twitter about the ‘explosive oppo research’ that would take Trump out. I guess the fact that Little Marco couldn’t rise to the occasion even with d!ck jokes that the genius Hillary gang decided it would be easier to ‘beat Trump’ so it wasn’t dropped in the primary as Kristol, Wilson etc said it would. (Also,the GOPe decided, and openly declared at this time that us ‘deplorables’ needed to be punished for supporting Trump and decided to teach us a lesson by having Trump lose in massive landslide to Hillary).
    Hillary, of course, being as ‘smart’ as she is, must have thought she didn’t need it/that the Access Hollywood tape was enough, so she didn’t drop it during GE, as Kristol & Wilson both predicted it would in October.
    That’s how it finally emerged as a Swamp/Comey blackmail tactic to try to prevent Trump being sworn in — little did they realize that Trump would take them all out with it.
    And that’s the story of the piss dossier — not worth the paper it’s written on.
    “The wheels of justice grind slowly but they grind exceedingly fine”

  10. Admin @ 8:52 PM:

    Can’t wait for the upcoming earthquakes.

    Strange thing about these interviews on Fox. When Hannity interviewed Trump, he didn’t mention Sessions or DOJ. When Tucker interviewed Sessions, they limited the topics to immigration.

    Hopefully, Lou Hobbs will be the “third time is the charm” and will ask Trump about DOJ and deep state. Lou has been great; he gets so worked up over these corruption scandals, I’m afraid he’s going to have a stroke on the air. Anxiously waiting for tomorrow.

  11. Regarding the Uranium One witness, Greg Jarrett stated today that the witness cannot be kept from testifying before congress, regardless of the Non-Disclosure Agreement; he cited the Supreme Court case which allows congress to interview anyone they want. Victoria Toensing, the witness’s lawyer, also stated this last night without citing the case. So, the potential lifting of the NDA gag order by the WH seems to be just a formality.

  12. Lots of people going down. Jeb! and the Bush crime clan who financed the dossier, Hillary and Bill who financed the dossier and made a lot moer money from Uranium One, McCain who pushed the dossier and possibly did a lot more, Eric Holder and everyone else who approved Uranium One, F.B.I., C.I.A., intelligence officials linked to Bush and Obama, Comey, Mueller, Department of Justice, and many others including the Podesta brothers, to name just a few:

  13. Lindsey talks some sense for once (listen to the bit about Comey and the unrevealed reason why Comey did what he did regarding Hillary):

  14. Lou Dobbs will host President Trump on Wednesday (7:00 p.m. ET) on Fox Business News. On Tuesday Lou was about to pop his cork with all the news:

  15. MrsSmith1, the NYTimes on the import of the Supreme Court Order:

    But the Supreme Court did a little more than simply remove the case from its docket. It also vacated the decision under appeal, from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, meaning it cannot be used as a precedent. [snip]

    Erasing that precedent may have implications for the new challenge to the September order. Last week, in blocking the new order, Judge Derrick K. Watson, of the Federal District Court in Honolulu, relied heavily on the Ninth Circuit’s decision. [snip]

    The administration may seek to revisit Judge Watson’s ruling now that the Ninth Circuit’s decision has been vacated.

    That’s a very nice way of saying “The Supreme Court just bitchslapped Judge Watson and his latest silly order.”

  16. admin
    October 25, 2017 at 2:34 am

    The Democratic Party is no more. Obama extracted the last usefulness from it and left it to the hired help like Perez and Ellison. The Clintonites and Obamaites have decamped for greener pastures with less legal baggage. Now both of them were expecting to run their version of the scam (illegal aliens/sanctuary cities and BLM for these two) and find themselves stuck with a useless nothing of an organization from which they expected to profit just like Obama/Clinton. A pig in a poke.

  17. admin
    October 25, 2017 at 2:40 am
    As the widow of John McCain Lindsey is looking for greener pastures before McCain is all the way dead. Like dead-dead. Not just the idiot who was shopping the piss dossier for MI 6 and a Democratic ratfucking outfit dead. Lindsey was always just a in-law anyway.

  18. admin
    October 25, 2017 at 2:34 am
    Every part of Uranium One, the piss dossier, the conning of the FISA court, foundations laundering money, DOJ/FBI coverups, disinformation by media and ratfucking, etc are textbook examples of The Swamp. In the few days or so all of these players will try the “I didn’t know” in a Weinstein TWO version of self righteousness and distancing. Of course they knew in general if not in detail. That is why they are in DC.

  19. admin @ 3:49am

    A legal rule called the Munsingwear doctrine, aka, the Bitch Slap rule…

    A legal rule called the Munsingwear doctrine

    In part:

    “A legal rule called the Munsingwear doctrine requires the vacatur of all lower court rulings in a case that is mooted while awaiting Supreme Court review. In each case, the Court wiped out lower court rulings from the 4th and 9th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal that concluded his order was unlawful. Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the court’s vacatur order in each case, but agreed that the challenges should be dismissed.”

  20. Ths statements in this article sound great. That at last justice will come like an avenging angel punishing the political elite who have with impunity corrupted our government and stolen our nation’s resources for their own avaricious enrichment.

    Obama, Clinton the target of two congressional investigations

    House Republicans flexed their investigative muscle Tuesday, announcing two investigations into Obama administration dealings, including a 2010 uranium deal and the FBI’s handling of the probe of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails.

    The investigations, which will be conducted by three committees, were launched after President Trump endured months of criticism and congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the election last year and speculation that members of the president’s campaign team colluded with Moscow.

    Democrats were infuriated by the announcements, saying the investigations were partisan-fueled distractions meant to divert attention from the ongoing Russia matter.

    Mr. Trump, though, has long called for these kinds of probes into his predecessor, Mr. Obama, and his Democratic presidential opponent, Mrs. Clinton.

    One of the investigations, run by the House intelligence and oversight committees, will dig into the circumstances surrounding a 2010 Obama administration deal that allowed a Kremlin-backed company to gain control of a huge chunk of America’s uranium supply.

    Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said lawmakers want to know if the Justice Department was investigating Russia’s atomic energy giant Rosatom even as another arm of the government, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, signed off on the deal.

    The State Department, run by Mrs. Clinton at the time, is one of the federal agencies that is part of the CFIUS.

    The New York Times reported in 2015 that at least one individual involved in the transaction donated some $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation. Those donations weren’t publicly disclosed by the Clintons despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had with the Obama White House to identify all donors to the foundation.

    “One of the things we are concerned about is whether or not there was an FBI investigation, was there a DOJ investigation, and if so, why was Congress not informed of this matter?” Mr. Nunes said.

    Lawmakers said they have been trying to learn more about the deal for some time but decided they needed a formal investigation after hearing that a former FBI confidential informant tried to share information but was blocked from doing so because of a nondisclosure agreement with the Justice Department.

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday called the investigation “a move in the right direction.”

    But Mrs. Clinton told C-SPAN on Monday that the uranium story is “the same baloney they’ve been peddling for years, and there’s been no credible evidence by anyone.”

    (Hillary is going to regret those words when the covert asset testifies against her! She thought the NDA would hold in perpetuity)

    The second investigation announced Tuesday will probe how the Justice Department and former FBI Director James B. Comey handled an inquiry into Mrs. Clinton’s use of a secret email server to conduct government business while at the State Department.

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, said they want to know why Mr. Comey decided to publicly announce the investigation of Mrs. Clinton but not the ongoing investigation of campaign associates of Mr. Trump, why the FBI provided updates to Congress about reopening of the probe after additional emails were found, and why the FBI rather than the Justice Department took the lead in deciding not to criminally charge Mrs. Clinton.

    Mr. Comey bucked Justice Department protocol with his July 2016 announcement that the case against Mrs. Clinton was being closed without charges.

    The FBI director later testified that he took the unusual step because he believed that a June 2016 airport tarmac meeting between Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Mrs. Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, had undermined the Justice Department’s credibility to independently investigate the case.

    “Congress has a constitutional duty to preserve the integrity of our justice system by ensuring transparency and accountability of actions taken,” Mr. Gowdy and Mr. Goodlatte said.

    In another development likely to gain traction with Republican investigators, The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped pay for a dossier that contained salacious accusations about Mr. Trump’s connections to Russia.

    The former British spy who compiled the dossier at some point turned over the information to the FBI, and Mr. Comey briefed Mr. Trump on the dossier following an intelligence briefing in January.
    Mrs. Sanders, noting the development, said on Twitter, “The real Russia scandal? Clinton campaign paid for the fake Russia dossier, then lied about it & covered it up.”

    Republican lawmakers have for months been trying to obtain information about who paid for the dossier, fearing that political opposition research was used as the basis for a foreign surveillance order.

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, noting the development, said on Twitter, “The real Russia scandal? Clinton campaign paid for the fake Russia dossier, then lied about it & covered it up.”


    The president’s eldest child, Donald Trump Jr., called the dossier story “interesting.”

    “You know if the Washington Post can’t sweep this under the rug it’s a big deal,” he tweeted.
    Added Katrina Pierson, who served as spokeswoman for Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign: “it now makes sense that Hillary deleted 30k emails & took hammers to blackberries.”

    Democrats said the inquiries are a waste of time and that there is more room to investigate Mr. Trump.

    “Ten months into the Trump administration and House Republicans still have not held a single substantive oversight hearing on clear abuses by the president or his top aides,” Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the oversight committee, and Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said in a joint statement.

    “The Russian government continues to represent a clear and present threat to the United States and our democratic system, and we are the targets of near-constant cyber attacks by foreign adversaries. Yet House Republicans have taken no concrete steps to secure our next election,” the two Democrats said.

    Rep. Adam B. Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said Republicans were baited into the probes by Mr. Trump. ha! really?


    Mr. Nunes said the uranium probe is not being driven by the White House. He also said it will be separate from investigations that the House and Senate intelligence committees are conducting into the extent of Russian interference in last year’s election.

    Mr. Nunes invited whistleblowers to come forward and help the investigation.
    Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican and former chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, joined the lawmakers in announcing the investigation. He said he expressed concerns about the deal in 2010.

    “There were very, very real concerns about why we would allow a Russian-owned company to get access to 20 percent of America’s uranium supply,” Mr. King said. “It is important to find out why the deal went through.”

  21. I forgot to add to the above statement:

    “Ths statements in this article sound great. That at last justice will come like an avenging angel punishing the political elite who have with impunity corrupted our government and stolen our nation’s resources for their own avaricious enrichment.”

    adding will we live long enough to see justice served in jumpsuits if this latest probe/investigation turns out to be another esoteric exercise in futility?

  22. Focus. Eyes on the prize. The megaObamaScandal will torch the F.B.I. next:

    Byron York: After Trump dossier revelation, FBI is next

    Investigators looking into the so-called “Trump dossier” were not surprised when news broke Tuesday night that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, working through the Democrats’ law firm, Perkins Coie, financed the “salacious and unverified” compilation of allegations of Trump collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign. (The “salacious and unverified” description comes from former FBI Director James Comey.)

    There had been plenty of talk about the Democrats and Perkins Coie, so much that investigators almost assumed that was the case. But it wasn’t until the Washington Post broke the story that it was confirmed.

    “I’m shocked,” one lawmaker joked Tuesday night. “Who could have ever guessed?”

    And why did the story break when it did? Credit the much-maligned Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. The California Republican has been pursuing the dossier more aggressively than anyone else, and it was his Oct. 4 subpoena for the bank records of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that handled the dossier, that finally shook loose the information.

    But knowing that the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and Perkins Coie supported the dossier is not the end of the story. The most important next step is the FBI.

    Sometime in October 2016 — that is, at the height of the presidential campaign — Christopher Steele, the foreign agent hired by Fusion GPS to compile the Trump dossier, approached the FBI with information he had gleaned during the project. According to a February report in the Washington Post, Steele “reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work.”

    It was an astonishing turn: the nation’s top federal law enforcement agency agreeing to fund an ongoing opposition research project being conducted by one of the candidates in the midst of a presidential election. “The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for president in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends,” wrote Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

    In the end, according to reports, the FBI did not pay Steele. But the dossier did not go away. Indeed, in January 2017, Comey briefed President-elect Trump (and President Obama) on the dossier’s contents.

    In recent months, Nunes has been trying to force the FBI to reveal just what it did in the dossier matter. The intel chairman issued a subpoena to the FBI on Aug. 24, and in the time since, not a single document has been produced to the committee. The FBI and the Justice Department have spent most of that time talking about possibly complying with this or that part of the subpoena. But so far — nothing.

    The same is true of Grassley’s inquiries.

    The new Clinton/DNC/Perkins Coie revelation will likely increase pressure on the FBI to explain what it did, and did not do, with the dossier. Certainly Nunes hopes that is the case. When I asked Nunes Tuesday night what would happen next with the FBI, he responded, “Their best option at this point is to bring all the documents tomorrow to the Capitol.”

    Of course, he won’t be holding his breath.

    Republican investigators had two big questions about the dossier. One was who paid for it, and that now seems answered. The other was: Did the FBI or other agencies use any information from the dossier as a basis for warrant requests before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court? In other words, did, say, the FBI use the dossier’s “salacious and unverified” information to make the case that the bureau should be granted the authority to conduct intercepts?

    Nunes, as well as Grassley and Senate Judiciary Committee colleague Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have been pushing for months for the FBI to answer that question. So far, they’ve gotten nothing.

    When the Post story broke Tuesday night, some journalists noted that Democrats involved in the story had been lying about their role. “When I tried to report this story, Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias pushed back vigorously, saying ‘You (or your sources) are wrong,'” tweeted the New York Times’ Ken Vogel. “Folks involved in funding this lied about it, and with sanctimony, for a year,” added the Times’ Maggie Haberman.

    Yes, they did. But the importance of the Democrats’ involvement in the dossier is that it could be one step on the road to a bigger story. What did the FBI do with the dossier material? Did judges make surveillance decisions in the Trump-Russia investigation based in whole or in part on the dossier? To what degree is the “salacious and unverified” dossier the source of what we think we know about allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign?

    In the end, a House subpoena squeezed the information out of key players in the who-funded-the-dossier side of the story. But so far, the FBI has been much harder to crack.

    Good to see others are picking up on our sense of this Obama MegaScandal. The culprits are not the personalities most Big Media use to distract from the big picture. The culprits that must be prosecuted are the deep state intelligence/security apparatus that have attempted a soft coup against a duly elected president of the United States.

  23. I don’t know Admin, I think the Congress, except for Grassley and Nunes, ( Lindsey, really ? )…
    Have little stomach for this… we will see.

    Still MIA is AG Sessions…

  24. This is for Wbb… if your reading…
    I just flew in St Louis on SW and the pilot told us the plane next to us was carrying the remains of an American WW2 soldier, just found, in Normandy … I videotaped the incredible event as his casket was brought down, Military and flags present… We had several Military on our plane.
    I have to tell you I was in tears, my Father and FIL both fought there…
    Both have passed…
    Humbling… this is why we don’t kneel for our flag …

    Don’t get me started.

  25. Congressional investigations have their place but they can’t prosecute anybody. It’s still up to Trump, as the boss of the DOJ, to fire anyone in the FBI who doesn’t respond to lawful FOIA requests in a timely manner, or otherwise slow-walks requests for unredacted information. Grand juries need to be empaneled, indictments handed out, and people need to go to jail. Otherwise, the slime in the DOJ will continue to ignore subpoenas, take the fifth before congress, and anything else it takes to run out the clock on the Trump term and retain their power.

    It sure seems that Trump is willfully ignoring the need to clean out the DOJ for some reason. Did he make a deal with congress to keep the DOJ as is, in exchange for passing his agenda? If so, he’s getting the short end of the stick on that deal, since nothing has been passed. Is he protecting someone in his inner circle from some kind of investigation in exchange for not acting? I hope Lou presses him on this issue tonight and doesn’t fold like the rest.

    So much slime, so little time.

  26. FEC complaint accuses Clinton campaign, DNC of violating campaign finance law with dossier payments

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee violated campaign finance law by failing to disclose payments for a dossier on Donald Trump, according to a complaint filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission.

    The complaint from the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center said the Democrats effectively hid the payments from public scrutiny, contrary to the requirements of federal law. By law, campaign and party committees must disclose the reason money is spent and its recipient.

    “By filing misleading reports, the DNC and Clinton campaign undermined the vital public information role of campaign disclosures,” said Adav Noti, senior director of trial litigation and strategy at CLC and a former FEC official. “Voters need campaign disclosure laws to be enforced so they can hold candidates accountable for how they raise and spend money. The FEC must investigate this apparent violation and take appropriate action.”
    Media reports on Tuesday alleged that a lawyer for the Clinton campaign hired Fusion GPS to investigate Mr. Trump in April 2016.

    more @ link:

  27. A bit anticlimactic- But.. posting for those tired of reading…
    Enjoy, hearing Hillary’s latest “What Happened” denial-

    House panels launch probe of Obama-era uranium deal

  28. Gonzo…add Rep Ron DeSantis to your list…he is not a showboater…a steady, smart, forceful, unrenting voice…he has been trying to expose, threatening subpoenas, proposing legislation to curtail & limit Mueller’s scope & funding, etc for a while…

    I heard him say today that he thinks the “gag order” on informant will be released soon, if not they will subpoena

    Mike Marks…hmmm…i am beginning to think maybe there is strategy behind all of this for PDT…perhaps he knows more than we do…he knows the insider chess game being played and what is going to come out when…

    and rather than he does something initially on his own & BM goes nuts…he lets layers of the onion be peeled away in public…and he let’s the story get out there so pressure builds…and those concerned get cornered…& what many of us have been “voicing” becomes inevitable…
    Sessions will have no choice to “ungag” informant, call for new & independent Special Counsel…and then the grand juries, etc

    just a thought, PDT is cagey…and he is often steps ahead of everyone…notice how now he tweets & telegraphs pertinent info every day Clintons, FBI, Uranium, now Dossier…

    challenging & forcing the story…

    maybe he is “conducting” much of this whole thing sort of like a symphony…starts quiet…and slowly builds to a crescendo…


  29. S @ 5:56 PM:

    Hopefully, that is what’s happening; fingers crossed. But it still seems to be an unnecessarily hard way to do things, even for Trump. Any potential prosecutions will take years and time is a-wastin’. Four years seems like a long time but it’s already down to three and major stalling tactics are in play.

    By the way, it’s a myth that federal employees can’t be fired. After all, Trump fired Comey, Sally Yates, as well as all of the U.S. Attorneys that were holdovers from the Obama Administration. So, when I hear that excuse being offered on T.V. panels, I discount it and figure it must be something else.

  30. ObamaCare victory for President Trump in a San Francisco 9th Circuit jurisdiction district court:

    Judge rejects bid by 18 U.S. states to revive Obamacare subsidies

    SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Wednesday refused to block President Donald Trump’s decision to end subsidy payments to health insurers under Obamacare, handing Trump a victory against Democratic attorneys general who have regularly challenged the president’s policies in court.

    U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said the federal government does not have to make the payments while litigation over the subsidies unfolds.

    Chhabria, appointed by Democratic former President Barack Obama, wrote that although the case appears to be a close call “it appears initially that the Trump administration has the stronger legal argument.”


    FEC Is Asked To Investigate Clinton Campaign And DNC Over ‘Misleading’ Dossier Payments

    The Federal Election Commission is being pressed to investigate the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee over “misleading” payments it made last year for the infamous Trump dossier.

    In a complaint submitted on Wednesday, the non-partisan election watchdog group, the Campaign Legal Center (CLC), took the Clinton campaign and DNC to task for listing its payments for the dossier work as “legal services” rather than for opposition research.

    By failing to file accurate reports, the DNC and Hillary for America undermined the vital public information role that reporting is intended to serve,” reads CLC’s nine-page complaint. [snip]

    It is unclear how much Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS for the dossier work. But the Clinton campaign made 37 payments to the law firm totaling $5.6 million during the campaign. The payments are described in FEC disclosures as being for “legal services.”

    The DNC made 345 payments to Perkins Coie, totaling $6.7 million, mostly for “legal services.”

    CLC, which lists Walter Schaub, the Obama administration’s director of the Office of Government Ethics, as a senior director, says that the campaign and DNC violated FEC policy by “effectively hiding these payments from public scrutiny.”

    The purpose of at least some portion of the payments to Perkins Coie was not for legal services; instead, those payments were intended to fund opposition research,” the CLC complaint reads.

    By filing misleading reports, the DNC and Clinton campaign undermined the vital public information role of campaign disclosures,” Adav Noti, a senior director at CLC, said in a statement announcing the complaint.

    Voters need campaign disclosure laws to be enforced so they can hold candidates accountable for how they raise and spend money. The FEC must investigate this apparent violation and take appropriate action.”

  32. Big Media outlets (see this tripe from Bloomberg ) create the narrative that President Trump was destroyed by Flake and Corker and that now there is a revolt in the GOP against President Trump. Associated Press knocks that narrative down:

    No GOP dam break: Senators rally behind Trump and his agenda

    There was no dam break of Republican rancor against Donald Trump on Wednesday, a day after a pair of the party’s prominent senators denounced their president and invited colleagues to join them. Instead, most GOP lawmakers rallied around Trump and his agenda, with one all but saying “good riddance” to Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee.

    Maybe we do better by having some of the people who just don’t like him leave, and replace them with somebody else,” Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma told The Associated Press. “And I think that’s what’s happening.”

    Trump heartily agreed, declaring that both men were retiring because they couldn’t win re-election, and “I think I’m probably helped greatly in Arizona by what happened with Sen. Flake.”

    Inhofe went further than most GOP lawmakers, but he had plenty of company in his refusal to echo the criticisms of Flake and Corker. Trump himself proclaimed he was leading a party unified in its pursuit of tax cut legislation.

    “There is great unity in the Republican Party,” he contended as he left the White House for a hurricane briefing and other events in Texas. Claiming a show of affection at his appearance at a Senate GOP lunch a day earlier, Trump said: “I called it a lovefest. It was almost a lovefest. Maybe it was a lovefest.” He’s said repeatedly that he got multiple standing ovations. [snip]

    Flake has contended in interviews that the Republican Party is at a tipping point, or close to one, and others will start to speak out, too.

    There was scant evidence of that Wednesday on Capitol Hill, aside from the few Republicans in the House and Senate who have already made public their grievances with Trump. Nearly everyone else dodged questions on the topic, voiced unqualified support for Trump, or answered by saying that distractions aside, the GOP must remain focused on passing landmark legislation to simplify and reduce taxes. [snip]

    Sen. David Perdue of Georgia was even more direct. “We’re all professionals here. These two guys can say and do what they want to do. But right now, we’ve got a bigger issue, and the bigger issue is to get this tax bill done,” he said.

    In addition to their desire to get results on taxes, many GOP lawmakers confront the political reality that despite Trump’s relatively low poll numbers nationally, he retains the loyalty of a segment of the party’s base that nearly any Republican needs to win re-election. Trump has shown he can turn viciously on critics, and few want to find themselves in his Twitter crosshairs.

    Flake and Corker raised the question: Will the GOP ever part ways with its mercurial leader? Certainly not today.

  33. I would have to wonder, if there were substantial criminal activities proven, if the Uranium One Deal, could be cancelled.

  34. Lou Dobbs makes news: “DoJ authorizes FBI informant to speak with Congress

    DeSantis on now saying that if DoJ had not authorized the interview Congress was prepared to issue a subpoena.

    Next up is to force the F.B.I. and DoJ to respond to the August subpoenas.

  35. wow…with all the breaking news tonight, inc that DOJ will release the “gagged informant” …CNN & MSNBC are doing nonstop stories about Trump’s team trying to get Hillary emails from Assange…as if…whatever they are trying to manifest…

    How can anyone, even a Dem supporter, allow themselves to be subjected to such utter nonsense when a major story with all kinds of implications is breaking…complete with an informant that has tapes, names, etc from being under cover for over 4 years…

    MSM is so dishonest & useless…they really are a joke…


    A former FBI informant can now testify to Congress about the Russian nuclear industry’s bribery and money laundering during the time of the Obama administration, after being released from a confidentiality agreement by the Justice Department on Wednesday.

    Congressional committees have attempted to interview the unidentified informant, but were unable to because of a nondisclosure agreement he had signed with the FBI. In 2016, the Justice Department required him to withdraw a lawsuit that claimed he would raise the case during the 2016 election.

    “As of tonight, the Department of Justice has authorized the informant to disclose to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as one member of each of their staffs, any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation,” Ian Prior, principal deputy director of public affairs at the Justice Department, said in a statement sent to the Washington Examiner.




  37. MORE….. WINNING!

    IRS agent’s email says groups were targeted ‘primarily because of their political party affiliation’

    Lawyers think they have finally found the smoking gun in the IRS’s tea party targeting scandal: an email from an IRS agent to her supervisors alerting them that the agency was, in fact, singling out some groups’ applications for extreme scrutiny “primarily because of their political party affiliation.”

    The email was released last month as part of a massive document dump in a class-action lawsuit filed in Ohio by hundreds of conservative groups who were targeted for extra review and intrusive questioning.

    It contradicts the IRS’s official stance over the years contending that conservative groups were wrongly scrutinized, but it was a result of their behavior, not their politics.

    Instead, the April 1, 2011, email from Elizabeth C. Kastenberg, an official in the agency’s exempt organizations division, says it was explicitly the organizations’ politics that landed them on the target list.
    “These cases are held back primarily because of their political party affiliation rather than specifically any political activities,” Ms. Kastenberg wrote in an alert to other IRS employees, including her supervisor.

    Edward Greim, the attorney for NorCal Tea Party Patriots and hundreds of other groups that are part of the class-action lawsuit, said that was a major admission.


    A Half-Century Later, Papers May Shed Light on J.F.K. Assassination

    Few seem as excited about the release of the final batch of secret documents from the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy as the current occupant of the Oval Office. “The long anticipated release of the #JFKFiles will take place tomorrow,” President Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “So interesting!”

    Surely, then, it was just a coincidence that Mr. Trump posted that message while on Air Force One heading to, of all places, Dallas. Or was it? Fifty-three years and 11 months after the event that gave rise to a thousand conspiracy theories, the president even landed at Dallas Love Field Airport, where Kennedy’s body was brought for the final flight home, and his motorcade came within a few miles of Dealey Plaza, where the fateful shots rang out. [snip]

    Moreover, this is a president who, unlike most of those who have occupied the White House over the decades, has been in open war at times with the agencies that seem most worried that the release of documents may embarrass them by disclosing evidence of mishandling or even, some suspect, collusion of some sort.

    “Of all the presidents since 1963, this is the one who would mind the least if the release of these documents damaged the C.I.A. and the F.B.I., two organizations that he’s very angry at at the moment,” said Michael Beschloss, a presidential historian.

    The documents have either never been disclosed or been made public only in redacted form, and are due to be released by the National Archives and Records Administration on Thursday under a law passed in 1992 after the Oliver Stone movie “JFK” stoked interest in Kennedy-related conspiracies. The last of the documents were required to be released 25 years after the law was signed, but the incumbent president, in this case Mr. Trump, can order some withheld in response to concerns by the intelligence agencies. White House officials said he had not made up his mind whether to do so.

    Historians and conspiracy investigators are eager to see what the documents may yet reveal about Lee Harvey Oswald and any ties he may have had to the Cubans, Soviets, C.I.A., F.B.I. or mafia. Some hope for a better understanding of Oswald’s trip to Mexico City, where he visited the Cuban Consulate in the weeks before the assassination at Dealey Plaza in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. [snip]

    Mr. Morley said that the C.I.A. and the F.B.I. were well aware of Oswald, a former defector to the Soviet Union, before the killing. “The idea that Oswald came out of the blue and shot the president is false,” he said. “The C.I.A. had a deep file on him.”

  39. Admin @ 7:58 PM:

    “Next up is to force the F.B.I. and DoJ to respond to the August subpoenas.”

    Yes, and all the previous subpoenas, but who’s going to do it?

  40. Boo, Lou; you had your big chance and you blew it. Not even one remotely adversarial question for PDT concerning the DOJ or FBI.

    I was hoping to hear Lou, in his most blustery tone, ask “With all due respect, Mr. President, why in the HELL aren’t you doing anything to clean out the deep state holdovers at the FBI and Justice Department? Every day, Congress, Judicial Watch and ACLJ are busting their freaking asses to help you, and your agencies are continuing to obstruct them at every turn. Why don’t you get off your duff and do something to help them? I’m so SICK of this, I can’t take it anymore!”

    As Woody Allen says at the end of the Marshall McLuhan scene in Annie Hall, “If only life were like this.” 🙂

  41. Mike Marks
    October 26, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Things are not going to move at the speed to which you demand. Sometimes I think you are some kind of troll. This administration has been in office 9 months. Every kind of road block imaginable has been thrown at them. Including the naysayers like you. Bureaucracy, especially deeply entrenched ones, is as slow as a 10 mine logjam. Fighting an entire agency of lawyers, even crap ones recruited from the Ivies, is going to take time. DOJ is currently at the point where all they can do is sit on their hands. The lies about the “righteous men” Mueller and Rosenstein are creeping out. Those bums. Their “untouchable” facades are crumbling and their corrupt masters are being exposed. As are their freaked out flunkies within the cubicles. How long can their flunkies stay loyal when it is going to filter down and ruin them too? The judges finally are figuring out that this president is not going anywhere and they need to start using the rule of law or they are next up on the block.

    The Uranium One witness gag order has been removed. DOJ is still trying to control him with bizarre limitations which will not work. This is Rosenstein who is still trying to cover Mueller and Comey’s ass. Mueller and Comey’s boys at the FBI are in deep shit and years of ass kissing those two are going to result in early retirements for their minions. The EPA, Education, and Energy Departments are self cleaning as the months click on. De-politicizing bureaucracies is not done overnight. This is going to be a great lesson to the federal workers to stay away from politics and politicized bosses. These bizarre and ego driven little fiefdoms will truncate your career.

    To me at least it appears that the sharks of the DOJ have met up with a bigger one. They are losing Obama era lawsuits, giving in on subpoena demands, not out giving self righteous or weird interviews any longer, and being herded next to a cliff. It takes time. We don’t know specifics. Yet. So stop the trollish mau mauing ‘this administration is a failure!” all over the blog. Kick back and enjoy the show. And the freak out. There are so many strings to their perfidy they don’t know where to start the fix.

  42. I remember the JFK and MLK assassinations. I was only a child, but had a full sense that something epically terrible had happened. The games set in play have been going on all my life. I have watched my country go down, not knowing what to do about it. Trump is 10 years older than I am. He has been watching them too. I feel redeemed in his fight. This goes straight to the heart of all the injustices I have incurred in my life from the order that took control. I do not think I am alone in how I feel.


  43. foxy, I’m happy too-

    The T-Party et al should be compensated for damages… And any others who were denied non-profit status due to their conservative leanings.

  44. Mark Halprin attacked Donald Trump over the Hollywood Access tape. Now another worm has turned.

    MSNBC Suspends Analyst Mark Halperin After Multiple Sexual Harassment Claims

    MSNBC contributor Mark Halperin has been suspended from the network after multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

    “We find the story and the allegations very troubling,” an MSNBC spokesperson told TheWrap. “Mark Halperin is leaving his role as a contributor until the questions around his past conduct are fully understood.”

    The news was first reported by CNN, which published five accounts of Halperin’s alleged misconduct while he he worked at ABC more than a decade ago. [snip]

    “During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me. I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain,” Halperin told CNN. “For that, I am deeply sorry and I apologize. Under the circumstances, I’m going to take a step back from my day-to-day work while I properly deal with this situation.”

    A source familiar with the situation told TheWrap that Halperin’s days on “Morning Joe,” — his most visible platform — were also likely done.

    According to CNN, the accusations against Halperin include unwanted kissing, propositions for sex, pressing his genitals against three different women’s bodies while clothed and grabbing one woman’s breasts. CNN reports that Halperin specifically denies the latter two accusations.

    President Trump’s enemies fall one by one, sometimes in batches.

  45. Sporting News on another PDT victory over his enemies:

    NFL’s TV ratings still sliding; ’17 figures down big from same period in ’15

    The NFL’s once-golden network TV ratings continue to drop.

    League games averaged 15.1 million viewers through Week 7, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. That’s down 5.1 percent from 15.87 million viewers during the same period last season and off 18.7 percent from 18.35 million viewers during the same period in 2015.

    Big Media narrative was that football would beat President Trump. Wrong again.

  46. PDT seems to be getting all his ducks in order…and starts with a bing…bangs & booms to follow

    PDT seems to be kicking JS’s butt into action…

    Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts reports sources have told Fox News that President Trump personally instructed the Justice Department to lift the gag order on the Clinton-Uranium One informant.


    Once again, President Trump is demonstrating true leadership amid reports Congress, the FBI and Justice Department failed in the past to investigate the Clinton-Uranium One deal.

    In an interview with Fox News Sunday morning, GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis revealed Republican leadership blocked him and others from investigating the Clinton-Uranium One deal.

    The House Oversight Committee has started its investigation into an Obama-era deal in which a Russian-backed company bought a uranium firm with mines in the U.S., Rep. Ron DeSantis told Fox News on Sunday, adding that he’s spoken with the federal government’s “confidential informant” on the matter.
    […]“I’ve spoken with the confidential informant that helped the FBI uncover this bribery scheme,” DeSantis, R-Fla., a member of the oversight committee, told “America’s News Headquarters.” “Clearly, it’s in the public’s interest that this individual be able to tell his story to Congress.”
    At the end of the interview seen above, DeSantis says something stunning. GOP leadership blocked him from investigating evidence from the Clinton-Uranium deal.

    Both House and Senate Committees are now probing the Clinton-Uranium One scandal, with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) leading the way.

  47. Mormaer @ 4:47 AM:

    Sorry that you think I’m a troll as I always enjoy and appreciate your posts. If I am considered a troll, I’ll wait for admin to ban me from the site before I stop giving my opinions.

    I don’t consider myself to be a naysayer and I am not “mau-mauing” that “the administration is a failure” all over the blog. I’ve praised everything Trump has accomplished in spite of all his opposition, and have specifically limited my disappointment to his handling of the Justice Department. Like it or not, it’s pretty obvious that the DOJ has not been cooperating with any number of investigations (congress, JW, ACLJ) and Trump has the authority to see that they do.

    Change may come slowly but if someone has the power to speed things up, they should use it.

  48. Peter Schweizer’s ‘Clinton Cash’ Sells Out on Amazon Amid Fresh Questions Over Uranium One Scandal..

    Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer’s 2015 book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich was sold out in paperback on Amazon Thursday after fresh revelations about the Uranium One scandal.
    Schweizer, who is also the president of the Government Accountability Institute, broke the scandal as part of his broader investigation into the Clinton Foundation and how it had been used as a vehicle by foreign governments to influence Hillary Clinton when she served as secretary of state.

  49. It Begins…

    JUST IN: WSJ Editorial Board Calls on Robert Mueller to Resign from Russia Probe

    The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board called Thursday for FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller to step down from his role in investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying that he lacks the “critical distance” to analyze recent revelations about the FBI’s role in the saga.
    “It is no slur against Mr. Mueller’s integrity to say that he lacks the critical distance to conduct a credible probe of the bureau he ran for a dozen years,” the Journal’s editorial board wrote. “He could best serve the country by resigning to prevent further political turmoil over that conflict of interest.”

    The board was writing in response to recent reports that suggest the FBI uncovered evidence of the Russian bribery and money laundering in the U.S. ahead of a 2010 decision by the Obama administration to greenlight the partial sale of the Canadian firm Uranium One to Russian energy giant Rosatom. The deal transferred control of 20 percent of U.S. uranium stocks to the Russians.

    And the fact Mueller was personally involved in the transfer of uranium to Russia!

  50. Spokesman Admits George H.W. Bush ‘Patted Women’s Rears’ After Second Actress Comes Forward

    On Tuesday, in a since-deleted Instagram post, actress Heather Lind accused former-president George H.W. Bush of “sexual assault” for touching her during a photo-op. Through a spokesman, Bush quickly apologized. Wednesday evening a second actress accused the 93 year-old of similar behavior. A Bush spokesman again apologized and this time admitted that “on occasion, he has patted women’s rears[.]”

    Bush’s second accuser is New York actress Jordana Grolnick. “We all circled around him and Barbara for a photo, and I was right next to him,” she told Deadspin. “He reached his right hand around to my behind, and as we smiled for the photo he asked the group, ‘Do you want to know who my favorite magician is?’ As I felt his hand dig into my flesh, he said, ‘David Cop-a-Feel!’”

    Lind also said that Bush told a “dirty joke.”


    Gawd, what next? Goofy fondles Minnie’s EARS?

  51. Mike Marks
    October 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm
    I think you should show consideration for Mormaer’s has to say. What Trump has achieved is phenomenal and you are very negative about him. So what it is about the DOJ. You do 10X negative to neutral and very little favorable. You are a big Trump downer.

  52. Mike
    There is constructive criticism and not so much…
    People have a right to their opinions, and many of us are dissatisfied with Sessions, and dare I say, I have even heard Admin voice their opinion on him in a negative light.
    I enjoy your posts, as many of us do.

  53. From CNN of all places:

    (CNN) — Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta and former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz both privately denied to congressional Russia investigators that they had any knowledge about an arrangement to pay for opposition research on President Donald Trump, three sources familiar with the matter told CNN.

    The interviews happened before this week’s disclosure that the Clinton campaign and DNC paid for the research. Senate investigators may seek to further question the two top Democrats and dig deeper on the origins of the so-called Trump dossier, one of the sources briefed on the matter said.

    Their remarks to congressional investigators raise the stakes in their assertion that they knew nothing about the funding because it’s against the law to make false statements to Congress. [snip]

    In recent closed-door interviews with the Senate intelligence committee, Podesta and Wasserman Schultz said they did not know who had funded Fusion GPS, the intelligence firm that hired British Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele to compile the dossier on Trump, the sources said.

    Podesta was asked in his September interview whether the Clinton campaign had a contractual agreement with Fusion GPS, and he said he was not aware of one, according to one of the sources.

    Sitting next to Podesta during the interview: his attorney Marc Elias, who worked for the law firm that hired Fusion GPS to continue research on Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC, multiple sources said. Elias was only there in his capacity as Podesta’s attorney and not as a witness.

    On Tuesday, that law firm, Perkins Coie, wrote in a letter that it had retained Fusion GPS as part of its representation of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. The disclosure of the Democratic funding source for Fusion GPS is raising new questions for the congressional Russian investigators. The Perkins Coie letter suggested its clients — the Clinton campaign and the DNC — did not learn about the matter until recently.

    Senate intelligence Chairman Richard Burr told CNN Wednesday that the disclosure that Fusion GPS had been paid by the Clinton campaign and the DNC opens up a new line of inquiry for the panel to pursue as part of its investigation.

    This provides us the ability to connect some dots that we couldn’t do before this,” Burr said. “And any investigation when you have a revelation this big, it begins to clarify some pictures that you were already trying to understand. This … will require us to dig a lot deeper in some areas that maybe a week ago we weren’t planning to.” [snip]

    But with the new disclosure about the Clinton campaign and DNC ties, Podesta, Elias and Wasserman Schultz may have to return to the committee, sources said.

  54. These are not the earthquakes that are coming. But they are bombshells to come:

    The Coming Russia Bombshells

    A judge may order Fusion GPS to give House investigators its bank records.

    The confirmation this week that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid an opposition-research firm for a “dossier” on Donald Trump is bombshell news. More bombshells are to come.

    The Fusion GPS saga isn’t over. The Clinton-DNC funding is but a first glimpse into the shady election doings concealed within that oppo-research firm’s walls. We now know where Fusion got some of its cash, but the next question is how the firm used it. With whom did it work beyond former British spy Christopher Steele ? Whom did it pay? Who else was paying it?

    The answers are in Fusion’s bank records. Fusion has doggedly refused to divulge the names of its clients for months now, despite extraordinary pressure. So why did the firm suddenly insist that middleman law firm Perkins Coie release Fusion from confidentiality agreements, and spill the beans on who hired it?

    Because there’s something Fusion cares about keeping secret even more than the Clinton-DNC news—and that something is in those bank records. The release of the client names was a last-ditch effort to appease the House Intelligence Committee, which issued subpoenas to Fusion’s bank and was close to obtaining records until Fusion filed suit last week. The release was also likely aimed at currying favor with the court, given Fusion’s otherwise weak legal case. The judge could rule as early as Friday morning.

    If the House wins, don’t be surprised if those records include money connected to Russians. In the past Fusion has worked with Russians, including lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who happened to show up last year in Donald Trump Jr.’s office.

    FBI bombshells are also yet to come. The bureau has stonewalled congressional subpoenas for documents related to the dossier, but that became harder with the DNC-Clinton news. On Thursday Speaker Paul Ryan announced the FBI had finally pledged to turn over its dossier file next week.

    Assuming the FBI is comprehensive in its disclosure, expect to learn that the dossier was indeed a major basis of investigating the Trump team—despite reading like “the National Enquirer,” as Rep. Trey Gowdy aptly put it. We may learn the FBI knew the dossier was a bought-and-paid-for product of Candidate Clinton, but used it anyway. Or that it didn’t know, which would be equally disturbing.

    It might show the bureau was simply had. Don’t forget that it wasn’t until January the dossier became public, and the media started unearthing details. And the more ugly info that came out (Fusion, Democratic clients, intelligence-for-hire) the more former Obama officials seemed skeptical of it. In May, former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper said his people could never “corroborate” its “sourcing.” In June, Mr. Comey derided it as “salacious and unverified.”

    Yet none of this jibes with reports that the FBI debated paying Mr. Steele to continue his work. Or that Mr. Comey was so convinced by the dossier that he pushed to have it included in the intelligence community’s January report on Russian meddling. Imagine if it turns out the FBI was duped by a politically contracted document that might have been filled up by the Kremlin.

    There’s plenty yet to come with regard to the DNC and the Clinton campaign. Every senior Democrat is disclaiming knowledge of the dossier deal, leaving Perkins Coie holding the bag. But while it is not unusual for law firms to hire opposition-research outfits for political clients, it is highly unusual for a law firm to pay bills without a client’s approval. Somewhere, Perkins Coie has documents showing who signed off on those bills, and they aren’t protected by attorney-client privilege.

    Those names will matter, since someone at the DNC and at the Clinton campaign will need to explain how they somehow both forgot to list Fusion as a vendor in their campaign-finance filings. Some Justice Department lawyer is presumably already looking into whether this was a willful evasion, which can carry criminal penalties. It’s one thing to forget to list that local hot-dog supplier for the campaign picnic. It’s a little fishier when two entities both fail to list the firm that supplied them the most explosive hit job in a generation.

    And there are still bombshells with regard to unmasking of Americans in surveilled communications. If the Steele dossier reports (which appear to date back to June 2016) were making their way into the hands of senior DNC and Clinton political operatives, you can bet they were making their way to the Obama White House. This may explain why Obama political appointees began monitoring the Trump campaign and abusing unmasking. They were looking for a “gotcha,” something to disqualify a Trump presidency. Of course, they were doing so on the basis of “salacious and unverified” accusations made by anonymous Russians, but never mind.

    No, this probe of the Democratic Party’s Russian dalliance has a long, long way to go. And, let us hope, with revelations too big for even the media to ignore.

  55. As the Fusion GPS/Uranium One megascandal get traction, the GOP dullards in the House also get their act together with a plan against Mueller:

    Republicans trying to hobble Robert Mueller’s sprawling probe into President Donald Trump and Russia matters are about to get a new weapon: the special counsel’s budget.

    Lawmakers haven’t yet seen the Russia investigator’s first spending report, which must go through a Justice Department review before being made public. But they’re already setting up a fight over how much the probe is costing taxpayers — and the fact that there’s no end in sight.

    “For them to say to us, ‘Vote for an open-ended appropriation into a Mueller witch hunt,’ I think you’ll see significant objection there,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) told POLITICO.

    Mueller’s public budget is expected to contain only top-line figures covering broad categories like staff salaries, travel, outside contracts, supplies and equipment. But money will become a recurring fight as the investigation drags on, because Mueller is required to produce public expense reports every six months — giving opponents repeated opportunities to paint him in a negative light.

    Critics have only gained momentum as Mueller’s probe has advanced. King in a July interview called for legislation imposing both a deadline and budget constraints on Mueller; otherwise, the Republican congressman warned, Trump could face “a never-ending investigation that could go on for two presidential terms.”

    Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) tried in August to offer an amendment to the House budget resolution that would have halted Mueller’s funding just six months into the job. “No fishing expeditions,” he told Fox News as he tried to sell the measure.

    While DeSantis couldn’t overcome a procedural technicality and never got a floor vote, conservatives say they’re just getting started. The right-leaning watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit earlier this month seeking Mueller’s budget documents. Several Republicans said in interviews they’d be keeping tabs on the special counsel’s spending through their oversight capacity, and they will hold out the threat of attaching language to DOJ’s annual spending bill or other must-pass legislation that places clear restrictions or prohibitions on Mueller’s authority.

    “We still have power over the Department of Justice,” warned Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), another Judiciary Committee member.

  56. Lu4Puma @ 9:03 PM”

    “I think you should show consideration for Mormaer’s has to say. What Trump has achieved is phenomenal and you are very negative about him. So what it is about the DOJ. You do 10X negative to neutral and very little favorable. You are a big Trump downer.”

    I did show consideration for Mormaer’s point of view and politely disagreed with him in my response post, which was a lot more respectful than his original post to me (at least he didn’t call me a ratfucker).

    I usually post items that I think people would find interesting or which might initiate some productive discourse. I didn’t realize that I had to meet a quota of pro-Trump and anti-Trump comments and that you are keeping score. Do you construct a bell curve or a pie chart for all commenters to monitor our points of view?

    I have been a Trump supporter from the beginning, although I welcome opposing viewpoints. My criticism of him has been strictly limited to his recent non-handling of the DOJ, as I’ve said many times. If you check your bell curves or pie charts for my comments over the last 2-1/2 years, you will be hard pressed to find any anti-Trump comments from me on any other issue. Please point them out to me if you find any.

    If you’re disturbed by my “trollish” comments, you (and Mormaer) should address your issues to admin; otherwise, you might consider learning how to use the scroll button on your computer to bypass my comments. I promise not to be offended.

  57. Mike Marks
    October 27, 2017 at 12:47 am
    Did you join this board to post negative things about the DOJ and Sessions? Gee, thanks for the bias but I would rather make up my own mind.

  58. Thanks Tony:

    Tony Stark
    October 26, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Taken from the Gatewaypundit comment section:

    Robert49 ✓America 1st 100% • 19 hours ago
    Sessions has two big investigations going on right now folks ought to think about. #1 The DNC Arwan Pakistani IT brothers. #2 Going after these nationwide child human trafficking rings which are being busted up BIGLY. Plus I think Sessions has been quietly running a investigation of Hillary Clinton/Clinton Foundation. He hinted at it last week during Congressional testimony but he said he would not elaborate on it further.

    Folks need to grasp that going after Hillary Clinton is a really big issue because she knows where the bodies are buried so to speak. Remember folks, back during Bill Clinton’s 1st Presidential term in office there was a big scandal that got shut up quickly of her getting her hands on hundreds of FBI files on prominent people in politics……..ect.

    Also consider this in to your thinking. Remember that the DOJ is going after human/child sex trafficking BIGLY and a number of Clinton Foundation executives have been tied to trafficking children in to the sex trade. So if Sessions gets a warrant arrest for Hillary Clinton you can bet big money that the customer files of child sex trafficking will be exposed and that has been widely known to encompass 25 to 30% of House and Senate politicians in both the GOP and DNC.


    America Is the People Robert49 18 hours ago

    THANK YOU, exactly. We keep forgetting how masterful Trump is at letting many different stories distract media and deep state while he has a powerful and intense undercurrent that is getting amazing results. I think I’m ‘supposed’ to be furious with Sessions’ lack of involvement with Russia and Hillary….because Trump wants me (or more correctly he wants the never trumpers and the media and deep state (I know, redundancy there) to ‘think’ that we’re all furious with Sessions and will fault Trump for it…not gonna happen) to be while Sessions is allowed to pursue things and Trump has a whole other contingent sorting out the Russia/Hillary/deep state treason issue.


    America Is the People Seeker333 • 18 hours ago

    I understand. I was there with you until a few days ago and then something I overheard somewhere changed everything. I would not even rule out Bannon being in on it and playing his part of outrage while behind the scenes helping Sessions work elsewhere, leaving a whole new contingent, specially appointed group to deal with Russia and the Uranium. Sex trafficking is, I believe, KEY to why the deep establishment is so hate filled. Sex trafficking brings in HUGE money and many of these, like Planned Parenthood, have probably been pouring in money to the campaigns of cold hearted career politicians.

    never mind wasting our tax dollars and selling our uranium (can you believe I can make that SECONDARY???) . If Americans learn that the porn slave trade and pedophilia has been not just ignored by the deep state but that they have actually openly been supporting it…..I don’t know if there is a place on the planet where they will not have a warrant on their heads.


    If you want to read more, scroll down to the comment section..

    Sessions has more on his plate than what is published in the news…

  59. Gonzo, I am back on line, finally.

    I have missed you and everyone else immensely.

    Let me weigh in, if I may, in support of what Mormaer has stated.

    This is important because who among us has not felt the same frustration that Mike Marx has expressed with the apparent lack of progress.

    Fundamentally, we must not underestimate the enemy–meaning the deep state which has played a key role in selecting the five last presidents and was, most likely involved in the assassination of JFK.

    The FBI and CIA have their finger prints on most of the major political scandals of the Obama administration. And when the justice department proceeds to “investigate” the political class that is the last we heard of we hear of those scandals, because the deep state will never investigate itself.

    The lead investigator for Judicial Watch has stated that we are on the verge of becoming a failed state, and the decisions of the 9th circuit suggest that even our judiciary which should be bastion of our liberty has been compromised. Meanwhile the vaunted FBI has become the place where investigation go to die.

    From this, Chris claims, and for what is it worth I agree that the FBI has become such a corrupt organization that it should be disbanded and re chartered. It is the culture itself that has been compromised, and if you leave it in place as it is, with the idea of disgorging the corruption, it will be akin to trying to remove the fly shit out of pepper. Good luck with that one. . . .

    The following video may or may not have been posted previously. If so then it bears repeating. If not, it confirms the analysis of Mormaer who knows full well what he or she is talking about.

  60. Wbb,

    So glad to have you back!!!
    Appreciate your insight as always but the 2 posters were rude to Mike and that was the jest of it
    We will disagree, and some of us are more anxious about one thing or another, but that should not lead to the way it was stated to Mike.
    Clearly I have been known to be sarcastic, especially when past posters were still on the Hillary wagon, drove me nuts. So yes, I am guilty , boy did I have a hard time with their support of her after Benghazi and the pay for play facts were out. There was no reasoning with them at all, glad they left but actually thought after all that has happened, some would have come back, not so much…
    So I get it, but I think we can all be better to each other, including myself.

  61. Lest you think my suggestion that the FBI has been totally and irretrievably compromised, such that the extraordinary remedy proposed by Chris Farrell is sound and sensible, I commend your attention to a comment by Victoria Toensing who represents the informant who worked under cover for the FBI. He asked his FBI handlers how they condone the treasonous act of selling 20% of our uranium to the Russians, which is was something that landed the Rosenbergs in the electric chair, they told him that they disagreed with the act, but it was “political”, therefore, by inference, the FBI would, and did, abdicate its sworn duty to enforce the law and protect the nation, and keep their mouth shut. Forgive me for saying so, but protecting the nation should be made of sterner stuff.

  62. wbb

    I repeat to myself when referring to Sessions- The old Rumsfeld quote: “We don’t know how much we DON’T Know.” ( right, Mormaer? ) when referring to government entities.

    We have to follow the rule of patience and postpone sweaty exuberance wondering why things aren’t moving fast enough… The reason why I posted the mixed comments from Gateway Pundit-

    I sometimes get frustrated as well. We have been at this for over 10yrs. here and many years elsewhere on other political bogs pre His44. We’ve learned we are in for the LONG haul… and we conserve our energy until all the facts are disclosed and verified. Then we pick up our cudgels and go to town ensuring Justice is served!

  63. Lu4Puma @ 7:10 am:

    In the 10 years that I have been a reader/occasional commenter on this site, I’ve never once engaged in personal attacks with anyone and I’m not starting now.

    No one is forcing you to read my comments and no one is trying to change your opinion of anything.

  64. Wbboei:

    Welcome back.

    The problem is that, for all the personal attacks and name-calling, no one has actually addressed my main complaint, which is why Trump is not using his authority to force the DOJ and FBI to comply with FOIA and other information requests. It’s common knowledge that DOJ has been continually stonewalling requests from JW, ACLJ, and congress, with the first two filing lawsuits over the matter.

    I am well aware that cleaning up the deep state is a heavy lift that will take time and patience, if it ever gets done at all. It just seems to me that Trump can move things along by helping the watchdog groups with their FOIA requests, but he hasn’t. It’s a simple question. For this, I have been branded a troll by some.

    Do you have any ideas as to why he is not exercising this authority?

  65. ” It’s common knowledge that DOJ has been continually stonewalling requests from JW, ACLJ, and congress, with the first two filing lawsuits over the matter.”
    I’ve wondered the same thing and can think of a lot of reasons for people to stonewall to protect the “system”. However, does the Exec. Branch really want to set precedents to make it easy for Congress and others to have free and easy access to Exec. Branch “stuff”? How would that impact “separation of powers”, etc.? Messing with the “system” can come back and bite you in the ass; Harry Reid thought he was pulling a fast one when he changed to rules on Judicial appointment procedures.

    The above speculation doesn’t negate the fact that there is a lot of dirt to be kept hidden and Trump has to be careful not to give the appearance of strong arming the DOJ and FBI inorder to destroy political enemies, etc.


    “Sen. John McCain may find himself facing serious questions following the disclosure that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research utilized in the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump. In December, it was McCain who notoriously passed the controversial dossier documents produced by the Washington opposition research firm Fusion GPS to then FBI Director James Comey.”

    McCain heard about it and he’s got an unrelenting hatred, a personal hatred for Trump. So he heard about this. You know the story. He was so excited to get it, he sent somebody overseas. He dispatched somebody on an airline: Go over there and get this damn thing and bring it back to me. And he did. And he gave it to Comey. But it was already widely known by everybody involved.

    Now, the question that he’s being asked, “Did you know that this was effectively made up and paid for by Hillary Clinton?” And McCain will not say. In fact, last week McCain denied providing the dossier to BuzzFeed, said he only gave it to the FBI. “I gave it to no one except to the director of the FBI. I don’t know why you’re digging this up now,” McCain told The Daily Caller. I hope he’s asked about this every day. I hope he’s asked, “What did you know and when did you know it?”

  67. fwiw…Mike Marks is hardly the first person to question what AG Jeff Sessions has been doing…many in the republican party & frankly many in the media have been asking the same thing…Lou Dobbs, Hannity, many pundits on Fox, OAN, etc…and myself included…

    …just today there is an article on a blog asking:

    “The Question Must Be Asked: Who Did Deep State Catch AG Jeff Sessions in Bed With?”

    perhaps tongue in cheek but I think we all know what is implied…ie where is he & what has he been doing to help PDT drain the swamp…

    In fact, if you all recall, PDT himself called JS out in a number of tweets & on camera & said he was very disappointed in him……he was on the verge of firing him…there were about a week of stories on all of that…it was a big deal…Congress chimed in, etc…

    there is a lot going on that we do not know about, however much is starting to bubble up to the surface and it appears that PDT is cleverly putting all his strategy in order and that includes positioning JS to get, shall we say, more proactive & aggressive…

    and we seem to be entering that stage…the interesting & fun stage many of us have been waiting for…albeit sometimes impatiently…

    Have you noticed that just in the last two days BM is now jumping on ‘PDT influenced DOJ to release the gag order”

    …this is what they do…Rep Adam Schiff is mouthing off that he is going to open a “probe” about it & it is very “troubling”…and CNN & MSNBC conveniently are doing segments on that, instead of shining light on ‘why the gag order is being lifted’

    so, imo…PDT is playing it his way…

    I think many of us here know that the Dems & BM & FBI &HC/BC must be getting very nervous…after all there is an FBI informant with years of info & documents & perhaps tapes, etc…

    for the record, I think we got rid of all the trolls, we had some doozies…we just have strong opinionated voices here & all should be heard…

  68. Kelly, not Megyn, but the General:

    The New York Times is shocked that retired four-star Marine general John Kelly has “strong feelings on patriotism,” in a new profile attempting to sound the alarm against the president’s chief of staff.

    Once seen by the Times as a “beacon of discipline,” the paper of record has grown weary that Kelly might share President Trump’s views on enforcing immigration law.

    The Times’ Peter Baker’s latest profile on Kelly makes the general appear as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. “Pitched as Calming Force, John Kelly Instead Mirrors Boss’s Priorities,” the headline declared.

    For all of the talk of Mr. Kelly as a moderating force and the so-called grown-up in the room, it turns out that he harbors strong feelings on patriotism, national security, and immigration that mirror the hard-line views of his outspoken boss,” Baker warns.

    Baker then criticized Gen. Kelly’s press conference last week, where Kelly said he was stunned that a congresswoman would listen in on a presidential condolence call to a military widow, as wading into the culture wars. Kelly’s comments that nothing is sacred in America earned scare quotes from the Times.

    “And in lamenting that the country no longer holds women, religion, military families or the dignity of life ‘sacred’ the way it once did, Mr. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general whose son was killed in Afghanistan, waded deep into the culture wars in a way few chiefs of staff typically do,” Baker writes. “Conservatives cheered his defense of what they consider traditional American values, while liberals condemned what they deemed an outdated view of a modern, pluralistic society.”

    The most troubling revelation for the Times is that Kelly may share Trump’s views on enforcing immigration law. Baker notes, “Democrats have expressed alarm at Mr. Kelly’s views on immigration,” and provides an anecdote of Kelly reminding members of Congress that they are responsible for the immigration laws on the books.

    “‘If lawmakers do not like the laws they’ve passed and we are charged to enforce, then they should have the courage and skill to change the laws,’ Mr. Kelly said defiantly,” the Times writes. “Otherwise, they should shut up and support the men and women on the front lines,” Kelly said.

    The Times complains they were misled on Kelly, who they believed to be a “steady, nonideological figure trying to restore order in the White House.”

    “Mr. Kelly’s focus on improving information flow and decision making in the West Wing gave the impression of a good soldier mainly concerned with process,” Baker writes. “But that obscured a player who expresses his own sharp views in selected areas, most notably immigration, where he shares Mr. Trump’s commitment to toughening the border and deporting many in the country illegally.”

    Prior to learning his views on immigration, and the press conference last week where he criticized Rep. Frederica Wilson for politicizing the president’s phone call to a war widow, the Times had glowing reviews of Kelly.

    To the Times, the “square-jawed Mr. Kelly” was the “beacon of discipline” to get the “unruly and chaotic West Wing” under control in July.

    Kelly could “signal a new stability at the White House,” though the Times did warn about his immigration views back then, using the same anecdote of admonishing lawmakers on enforcing immigration law when he was Homeland Security secretary.

    By September, the Times was eager to play up a feud between Trump and Kelly, siding with Kelly in a report headlined, “Forceful Chief of Staff Grates on Trump, and the Feeling Is Mutual.”

    Trump “needs Mr. Kelly more than Mr. Kelly needs him,” the paper wrote, claiming Kelly “signed on reluctantly, more out of a sense of duty than a need for affirmation, personal enrichment or fame.”

    Now, to the Times, “it turns out” Kelly is patriotic.

  69. It’s not just the NYTimes. Trump hating National Review and their anti-Trump editor Rich Lowry are in tears. Rich Lowry now admits that President Trump is the “mainstream” even as Lowry maps out the anti-Trump strategy of National Review:

    Trump Is the GOP Mainstream

    At this point, a Trump failure will take down the Republican party, too.

    The showdown between President Donald Trump and Senator Jeff Flake turned out to be no contest. It wasn’t Trump who was out of the GOP mainstream, but Flake.

    The Arizona senator supported Gang of Eight–style immigration reform, when immigration restriction is becoming a litmus-test issue in the party.

    He is a Goldwaterite, libertarian-inflected conservative, when the market for libertarianism within the party is limited and diminishing by the day.

    He is frankly anti-Trump, when Trump owns the party. Many Republican voters are fully aware of the president’s flaws, but they don’t want to hear about them constantly from Republican officeholders.

    Flake’s criticisms of the president were honest, sincere, and principled. If he’s not a finalist for a Profile in Courage Award, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is falling down on the job.

    They were also malpractice. The most likely outcome was, at the very least, to make it more difficult to defeat the Trumpite insurgent Kelli Ward in a primary next year, which one would have thought was a paramount political goal.

    Worse, Flake apparently rendered himself unelectable. Perhaps he considered speaking out more important than serving, a personal choice that no one can gainsay. But if the party isn’t going to be overrun by Trump sycophants, it will need working politicians who are willing and able to better navigate these waters.

    There are a few, more sensible approaches in the Senate.

    There’s the Ben Sasse model — speak your mind without fear or favor, knowing that you aren’t facing a tough primary in a matter of months and, if you decide to run again, it won’t be until 2020, when the mood might have shifted.

    There’s the Mitch McConnell model — hold your cards as close to the vest as possible and try to keep things from running completely off the rails so the party’s congressional majorities aren’t destroyed.

    There’s the Lindsey Graham model — criticize Trump when he’s wrong and never abase yourself in his defense, but develop a relationship with the president to maximize your sway.

    But it’s a mistake to assume Trump will somehow magically evaporate, leaving everything in the party as it was before he showed up. At this point, a Trump failure will take down the party, too, and may deepen and intensify the Republican civil war rather than end it.

    It’s also a mistake to treat the Trump phenomenon as a fluke from which Republicans need learn no lessons. Establishment Republicans seem to believe Trump’s rise says more about the inadequacies of their voters than about the inadequacies of their own, shopworn politics.

    This was the problem with George W. Bush’s speech attacking the president and Trumpism. Bush unquestionably has the standing to criticize Trump’s character and conduct. Substantively, though, the speech had a strong whiff of nostalgia and betrayed no self-awareness of how Bush’s failures, real and perceived, contributed to the rise of Trump.

    Bush isn’t even really taking account of the sources of his own support. He denounces nationalism, yet the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq had significant nationalist backing at the outset and, when they lost it over time, became unpopular and unsustainable.

    Trumpism won’t reign forever. Whatever comes next in the party is likely to borrow from his populism and nationalism, and certainly won’t snap all the way back to Bushism.

    The great advantage Trump has in Republican politics is that he’s a Republican president, and partisanship is an awesome political force. So is the cult of personality that inheres in the presidency, augmented by Trump’s celebrity. He has the right enemies, and his culture-war fights coupled with his traditional GOP legislative agenda offer something for everyone in the party, from the populists to the Chamber of Commerce.

    All of this means that, until further notice, he occupies the commanding heights of the GOP. Full-frontal assaults may be bold and brave, but they will likely be ineffectual, if not wholly counterproductive.

    In other words, Rich Lowry outlines the strategy for the NeverTrumps at National Review and elsewhere on the right and left: be sneaky liars and pretend to tolerate Trump but be ready to stick knives in his back at the first opportunity to do so successfully.

  70. …and for the record, I hope tonight we get the Jeff Sessions we all were expecting & hoping for when he appears on Fox @ 6 pm…I hope we get a determined, confident and steely eyed resolute AG who intends to take the Deep State out of the shadows and into the light for the sake of Justice for all…an AG no one will doubt any longer…

    I hope we get an AG who plans on righting the wrongs, clearing the air & standing strong for ‘Making America Great Again’ & PDT…

    I will be tuning in for sure…

  71. This can’t be true, can it? Loretta Lynch:

    Obama AG Lynch refuses to discuss notorious Clinton tarmac meeting with Russia probe: Report

    Former President Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch met behind closed doors with a congressional Russian election meddling probe on Friday.

    Republicans were eager to question her about an infamous tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton in June 2016, a meeting which has triggered suspicions about the Obama Department of Justice’s impartiality toward Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton at the height of the election.

    But Mrs. Lynch refused to discuss the meeting before the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, according to Fox News. [snip]

    On Friday, Fox quoted sources saying the former attorney general refused to answer three queries: whether she ever instructed Mr. Comey to characterize the DOJ’s Clinton email investigation a “matter,” whether she liaised with the White House to hold the tarmac meeting with Mr. Clinton and finally — if she could address any issues related to Mr. Comey’s June testimony.

    Mrs. Lynch reportedly declined to answer any of the three queries.

  72. S: I hope we get an AG who plans on righting the wrongs, clearing the air & standing strong
    Not so much, eh.

  73. Mike Marks
    October 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    The question was raised and your answer did not stand up to scrutiny. Your posts are a matter of record. Now you are challenged, you hide behind the personal attack nonsense? Why are you posting all that negative stuff about the DOJ and Sessions, with negative implications about Trump?

  74. We might have to apologize to Jeb! Sorry Jeb! if we maligned you on one specific item, if you had nothing to do with what we alleged.

    It turns out the guilty party might be Liddle Marco Rubio. It was a NeverTrump Marco Rubio supporter and Big Media outlet Washington Free Beacon!

    Breaking News:

  75. The pieces of the puzzle continue to be put together. This also explains why PDT waits to strike until the time is ripe and he knows who the enemies are and who his friends are:

    Washington Free Beacon funded original Fusion GPS anti-Trump opposition effort

    Lawyers for the conservative publication Washington Free Beacon informed the House Intelligence Committee Friday that the organization was the original funder for the anti-Trump opposition research project with Fusion GPS.

    The Free Beacon funded the project from the fall of 2015 through the spring of 2016, whereupon it withdrew funding and the project was picked up by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

    The original arrangement between the Free Beacon and Fusion GPS involved opposition research into multiple Republican candidates, not just front-runner Donald Trump.

    Sources close to the Free Beacon stress that the project, when the Free Beacon funded it, had nothing to do with Russia and did not involve Christopher Steele, the former British spy who gathered anti-Trump dirt in Russia. Steele was retained by Fusion GPS when the project was funded by Democrats, and not in its initial phase, when the Free Beacon was involved.

    The Free Beacon was founded in 2012. Its founders included Michael Goldfarb, who has moved back and forth between conservative journalism, politics, and activism. The Free Beacon was originally part of a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization called the Center for American Freedom, but in 2014 became a for-profit organization. It has never revealed its ownership.

    Conservative billionaire Paul Singer, a major funder of the Free Beacon, strongly opposed Trump at the time of the opposition research project.

    The Center for American Freedom’s original board of directors included William Kristol, the former editor of the Weekly Standard, a sister publication of the Washington Examiner and where both Goldfarb and Free Beacon editor Matthew Continetti worked. Kristol is one of the nation’s most prominent “Never Trump” activists and during the Republican primary campaign worked to recruit a candidate to challenge Trump for the GOP nomination.

    The Big Media outlet Washington Free Beacon stayed quiet even though they knew their complicity in this story was a major question for months. Liars.

  76. imo…AG Jeff Sessions was very anti-climatic


    CNN now reporting BREAKING news that Meuller has filed his first charges and will be indicting someone(s) on Monday
    arrests could be made at early as Monday

  77. Lu4PUMA
    October 27, 2017 at 6:54 pm


    you sound like a prosecutor…Mike Mark…as anyone else here…is entitled to his opinion and free to express himself any way he wants
    He doesn’t have to satisfy your threshold…

    …there are times you make statements not everyone agrees with but we don’t attack you…


  78. CNN speculating about the indictment(s) being a way to flip to get more info on higher ups

    AG JS sure didn’t give any indication of pending indictments earlier on Fox…wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t even know…


    President Donald Trump is encouraging the State Department to speed up the release of remaining Hillary Clinton emails it has in its possession, according to a Friday CNN report.

    The State Department has over 70,000 pages of Clinton emails, many of which haven’t been released publicly, according to Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch.

    Michael Bekasha, also with Judicial Watch, told The Daily Caller Friday that the remaining Clinton emails “might relate to the Clinton Foundation,” and that Trump should want them released.

    The CNN report said: “Trump has expressed frustration with government agencies that have been slow in responding to requests for information that he believes should be public, especially given congressional and court-ordered requests for the information.”


    Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, tweeted in response, “If President personally intervened w DOJ to advance case against political opponent it’s beyond disturbing; I intend to pursue new probe.”

    Schiff finds any investigation of HC a “distraction” but he can’t get enough of more & more investigating & “probing” PDT


    A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.

    The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources said. It is unclear what the charges are.


    CNN is reporting tonight that the first charges have been filed in Robert Mueller‘s investigation. The indictment is sealed so it’s unclear who has been charged or what the charges themselves are. Reports suggest that the sealed indictment will be revealed on Monday, perhaps Tuesday, raising speculation who is the first target of the Special Counsel.

  81. Optimistically, it will be Manafort and maybe Podesta. Manafort apparently was working for Podesta on the Russian Uranium deal. It’s a Grand Jury, so it’s reasonable to believe that the media was aware of it impending, which was why they dropped the Hillary stuff this week. They were getting ahead of both the grand jury and the FBI informant.

    This would explain the “both Trump and Hillary were gotten by Russians!” stuff from Bloomberg, and the anti-Weissman stuff from The Hill, basically saying he makes up prosecutions (probably true). There would be no reason to attack Mueller at this point, from a left-wing outlet, unless they were worried that Mueller was investigating Podesta. In point of fact, a report was out that they were investigating Podesta.

    Worst case scenario it’s only Manafort, but Manafort doesn’t actually implicate Trump in any “Russian collusion.” It will be a distraction for about a week. That might also be optimistic.

  82. yes Apollos5600 that is also what I am thinking…probably Manafort, in fact I believe Mueller already told him he would be indicted a while ago…

    yes, Podesta….and/or maybe Flynn

    maybe Mueller made his move bec it is getting hot, many saying he should resign…WSJ article stating Mueller should resign…and then the fact that the FBI informant, if he survives, can now speak freely…heaven only knows what info he has…and on who…

  83. S
    October 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm
    Well you just did attack. And others have been attacking, too. I do not know how in the world you can say I don’t get attacked on this board. Some pretty ugly stuff too.

    I asked MM some questions and he himself has said he is posting negative things about the DOJ and Sessions. So is he is free to do that, why am I not free to ask him why?

    Why don’t you cut out the personal bullshit and stick to the issues?

  84. James Rosen so far reporting Manafort has not been made aware of any indictment:

    James Rosen‏Verified account @JamesRosenTV Follow Follow @JamesRosenTV More Attorney for @PaulManafort tells me neither he nor his colleagues have received any word of their client being indicted

    One would assume they would be immediately alerted to expect arrest, unless they’re playing stupid and think Manafort would run for it.

  85. FReeper reports CNN speculating it will be Manafort but for something unrelated to Russia. A financial issue.

  86. SHV @ 2:24 PM:

    “However, does the Exec. Branch really want to set precedents to make it easy for Congress and others to have free and easy access to Exec. Branch “stuff”? How would that impact “separation of powers”, etc.?”

    I would suggest that the precedent has already been set with the Freedom of Information Act, a law which allows citizens (and, by extension, congress) to access previously unavailable info from the Executive Branch of the federal government. There are exemptions to what is covered, such as national security info, personal medical records, and things like that. But if Judicial Watch, congress, or any private citizen requests info that is not exempted, the agency is required by law to hand it over, regardless of whether the agency would like to hide it from the public or other branches of the government.

    “The above speculation doesn’t negate the fact that there is a lot of dirt to be kept hidden and Trump has to be careful not to give the appearance of strong arming the DOJ and FBI inorder to destroy political enemies, etc.”

    Yes, I’ve also heard that Trump and Sessions don’t want to be perceived as going after political enemies. That is a possible rationale for what is going on. But, speaking for myself, I’m not suggesting that Trump should order Sessions to initiate any investigations at DOJ, although many pundits have suggested just that. I’m merely saying that it’s his (and Sessions’) responsibility to require his agencies to enforce the FOIA laws with respect to organizations (JW, ACLJ, congress) that are already conducting their own investigations and that he should fire anyone who doesn’t comply with the law in a timely manner.

    There is a fine line between “strong-arming the DOJ and FBI in order to destroy political enemies” and enforcing on-the-book FOIA laws for current investigators. Adam Schiff said he would be “disturbed” by the former but how is he going to prove Trump’s intent if he is just following the law? Should all crooked swamp denizens be immune from federal prosecution because of Schiff’s suspicions?

    Political considerations should be independent of law enforcement although, realistically, we know they rarely are.

    Thanks for the feedback.

  87. IF the evidence comes in as Toensing suggests,

    And if it shows that the businessman who worked under cover for the FBI expressed grave misgivings and moral outrage to his FBI handler over the proposed transfer of 20% of our uranium to our enemy

    And if it shows that the FBI handler, unwilling to put his pension on the line, told him to shut the fuck up and go along with it because it was POLITICAL

    Then perhaps you will agree with me that it says something very telling about the commitment of our premier law enforcement agency to the rule of law and the protection of the security of this nation.

    How different from the soldier sailor or marine serving over seas who puts far more than his or her pension on the line for this country, indeed their very life.

  88. Of course, you could say, this was a one off situation, and it is not representative of how the bureau as a whole operates. And it is grossly unfair to impute the moral failure of one agent to everyone else in the agency, or to the institution as a whole. Yes. You could say that, and many would agree.

    Or, you could say that this is symptomatic of a toxic culture which produces this sort of behavior in spades, in while case, the remedy proposed by Chris Farrell which he freely admits sounds radical is the only viable solution: disband the agency, and reconstitute it in such a way as to serve the nation. Short of that, you are dealing with a bottomless pit, where Obama has seeded people disloyal to this nation.

  89. The Hatch Act, a federal law passed in 1939, limits certain political activities of federal employees, as well as some state, D.C., and local government employees who work in connection with federally funded programs. ​The law’s purposes are to ensure that federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace, and to ensure that federal employees are advanced based on merit and not based on political affiliation.​​​​
    When an FBI agent, department or division abdicates their institutional role and succumbs to crass political pressure, then futility of the above legislation originally passed in 1939 to prevent this very thing, i.e. “pernicious political influence”, and watered down by succeeding amendments becomes obvious. Who is the biggest culprit in undermining our democracy? I would venture to say that the FBI, CIA, and State Department are in pari delicto. If you review the actions of those agencies during the Obama tenure, it is equally obvious that they have been weaponized against the American People, yet no bureaucrat has gone to jail. Are they really any worse than the traitor Berghdal, who Obama traded for five terrorists, called him a hero, and will not be serving a life sentence in Leavenworth. Perhaps Lois Lerner should suffer the same fate, since her crimes were no less inimical to the public interest. ​​

  90. What I find very disturbing, is a comparison of the perceptions being promoted about Sessions and Tillerson. They are both Trumps choice and do not appear to be doing their jobs.

    Sessions is reputed to be a man of integrity, who claims to be limited by standards of ethics. As evidence of his claim is his original support of Trump that seems to be generally, if not specifically, in place. Tillerson is a former CEO of one of a corrupt monopoly, notorious for civil and human rights abuses and has conflicts of interest through his ties there. He has supported the Iran deal and has been alleged to have called Trump a moron.

    Not just here, but around the internet, the favorable articles about how Presidential Tillerson is are very prevalent. While Sessions comes under constant attack. Something is very wrong.

  91. “However, does the Exec. Branch really want to set precedents to make it easy for Congress and others to have free and easy access to Exec. Branch “stuff”? How would that impact “separation of powers”, etc.?”
    I do not think it should be easy, but in appropriate cases those people should be accessible to congress. If they are not accessible, if they can play rope a dope, or hide, then congressional oversight, which is part and parcel of the separation of powers, becomes a hollow canard.

  92. correction: congressional oversight, which is part and parcel of the checks and balances that the framers envisioned. How else can a rogue executive–like Obama with a complicit media be prevented from destroying our system of ordered liberty?

  93. ” but in appropriate cases those people should be accessible to congress. If they are not accessible, if they can play rope a dope, or hide, then congressional oversight, ”
    I agree…obstruction is characterized as the fault of a “faceless” system but release of records can be assigned to people and those that obstruct a judge’s order to release records should be held in contempt.

  94. Crooked Cop Mueller Leaks Investigation Info to CNN Continuing His Long History of Corrupt and Criminal Actions

    Robert Mueller continued with his now widely reported corrupt and criminal activities last night by leaking information sealed by the courts to CNN. This is just another corrupt and criminal act in Mueller’s corrupt and criminal career.

    Last night we found out from information leaked to CNN that the Mueller investigation has filed charges in the ongoing superfluous investigation into President Trump and the far out possibility that he colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. CNN reported that:

  95. it may just all boil down to the FBI & DOJ being corrupted during the last admin & big payoffs going in all directions under the umbrella of the “pay to play”

    …and now the investigators trying to take DPT out are the ones that need to be investigated for what went on in the last admin…however the Deep State is still entrenched to stop that and the corrupted investigators have carte blanche from DOJ to proceed to take PDT out…and the AG, head of the new DOJ, was conveniently sidelined by the DS from the start & now PDT has to maneuver with one hand behind his back & DS & BM doing everything possible to destroy him…
    thank goodness we have a warrior like PDT who continues to bulldoze his way forward…

    btw…all with the caveat that DS (deep state) thought they would be fine because all were betting on HC becoming President & she would remain at the center & the keeper of all the deep secrets….

    so DOJ & FBI did everything they could to protect HC leading up to the election…hid all the crimes…and she lost…

    and here we are…

  96. I gather from the vociferous response on this blog–or lack thereof, that Chris Farrell and I stand alone, orphans in the storm as it were, on the pressing need to disband the FBI, and set up a new institution truly committed to the republic, rather than a cadre of shadow figures in a culture that is contemptuous of democracy and the basic tenets of the constitution. I am hardly an expert in this area, but I do know from experience that lesser law enforcement organizations have been known to suffer this same malady–a toxic culture that preys on the citizenry, and come to be viewed as an occupying force. Chris, on the other hand is not only an expert but a master in this area, and the tip of the spear of Judicial Watch, which has done far more than Congress to protect the rights of the American People. And so, from my perspective when he proposes this, not in jest, I am inclined to support it. But the equal or larger problem is the CIA, with Brennan, Morrell etc. in charge. And with or without Hillary, the State Department, staffed by the Ivies, lives up to its name foggy bottom, just as much as the junior senator from Arizona who feigns outrage against President Trump to excuse his electoral failure, lives up to his name Flake.

  97. btw…here are the 9 members of the CFIUS that signed off on the Uranium deal to Russia:

    Treasury: Tim Geithner
    Commerce: Penny Pritzker
    State: Hillary Clinton
    Justice: Eric Holder
    DHS: Janet Napalitano
    Defense: Robert Gates
    Energy: Steven Chu
    US Trade Rep: Ron Kirk
    Science & Tech Rep: John Holdren

    Interesting list isn’t it…

  98. wbboei…don’t think you are alone…just so much going on & to disgest

    I find much of what Chris Farrell says makes an enormous amount of common sense & and suggests an urgency…

  99. Deep State at work:

    Deneen Borelli and Anthony Scaramucci liked

    Sharyl Attkisson tweets:‏Verified account @SharylAttkisson · 3h3 hours ago

    Friday leak of grand jury indictments. If you’ve ready The Smear, you probably believe it’s intended to dominate news coverage this weekend and drown out talk of Uranium One scandal. You’re pretty smart!

    265 replies 2,003 retweets 3,549 likes

  100. remember Hillary’s 30,000 plus emails that disappeared & all the hardware she destroyed and memory cards that went MIA…and the FBI didn’t see any intent…

    …starts to make a lot more sense doesn’t it…how many of those emails or calls were with DOJ & Comey, etc…

    FBI never saw a thing wrong with all that & didn’t even think having a secret server was an issue…nothing there…la de da…

    she had a lot of help to hide what she was doing…

    dots start to connect as plot thickens…

  101. oh yes and include all the names on the CFIUS list

    How many emails & phone calls were to all of them and what were they discussing?

    there had to be discussions with the State Dept about the Uranium deal when it was under consideration…Where are those emails? are they part of what disappeared…

    or calls to Podesta Brothers & Manafort!?


  102. According to a fellow on FR, who is friends with Steve Bannon, he told us in a mass message over private that he had spoken to a reporter who claims that he has two sources–both witnesses who testified at the grand jury, one for the Podesta group, and the other for some contracting service–that, though they can’t confirm if the grand jury indictment actually came down or not, CAN state that they were asked only about Podesta, the Podesta group, and whether Manafort and Podestra were involved in “subterfuge”, or if they would describe it as subterfuge, with the Russian government. One of the witnesses might allegedly be the same one who basically said the same thing to Tucker Carlson, hence his statements that the investigation was “focused on Manafort and Podesta.”

    Of course, a guy who heard from a guy who heard from two other guys isn’t that great, but I found it interesting so maybe you all will too.

  103. This had me “rolling in the aisles” 40+minutes
    The Greg Gutfeld Show – Saturday, October 28

    Oct. 29, 2017 – 41:02 – Greg Gutfeld discuss today’s hot topics about the Clinton campaign paying for Russian dossier, thousands planning to scream to mark the 2016 election, Justin Timberlake performing at Super Bowl half time. He is joined with Kevin Sorbo, Tom Shillue, Katherine Timpf and Tyrus.

  104. Here’s my last stand for Greg:
    Oct. 28, 2017 – 41:02 – Greg Gutfeld discuss today’s hot topics about the Clinton campaign paying for Russian dossier, thousands planning to scream to mark the 2016 election, Justin Timberlake performing at Super Bowl half time. He is joined with Kevin Sorbo, Tom Shillue, Katherine Timpf and Tyrus

  105. Mueller needs to be blocked from ANY investigation of the Uranium 1 scandal.

    He, the man who appointed him, his chief investigator, and the man who set the whole scheme in action–ALL of them are implicated in that scandal, and just to be clear, the name of the game is treason . . . .

    There is far more at stake here than a simple conflict of interest. If there is a fair investigation by a good special investigator, then it is not beyond the pale that these men could become targets in a RICO investigation. If so, then permitting them to conduct the Uranium 1 investigation would be an extreme case of letting the fox guard the chicken coop, or Banana Republic stuff.

    Beyond that their action, jointly and severally, show knowledge of guilt. Take a moment and follow the bouncing ball:

    1. President Trump fires Comey who up to then kept the lid on the scandal.

    2. Comey leaks the Russian collusion story to NYT in violation of the law.

    3. Rosenstein was the US Attorney in charge of the Uranium 1 investigation, and was part of the conspiracy to keep the lid on it, so the deal went through.

    4. Without informing the President, or his boss Sessions, Rosenstein frantically appoints Muller who was head of the FBI, and was part of the same conspiracy to keep the lid on the investigation, so the deal went through.

    5. Whereupon Mueller appoints Weisman who in the opinion of one Federal Judge is a corrupt man, and more to the point was also part of the deal to keep a lid on the deal, and was also a Clinton donor. All the rest of the attorneys Muller appointed were also Clinton donors.

    That is why I say these men should not be handling the Uranium 1 scandal. They are, or should be targets of that investigation, and if probable cause is found to exist by through an investigation conducted by a legitimate third party, someone like Mike Murkasey, then a grand jury indictment should issue.

    Simply put, there are grave risks to the nation if we allow Muller and his rogue band of prosecutors to wander into the Uranium I investigation. To do so would allow the deep state to win, and further their goal to take over the nation and to undermine our democracy, in my opinion.

  106. Mueller.

    The Brits call him Moooler.

    Two great nations separated only by a common language, as Churchill said?


    Then again, perhaps not.

    He looks like a shirt tail member of the Addams family, related by blood to Morticia, Uncle Fester, Cousin It, and most of all Lurch the Butler.

    That being the case, I am inclined to believe the Brits got it right.

    But just to be sure, we need to extradite the author of the Dirty Dossier, which Muller, Moooler whatever his name is used taxpayer money to secure.

    Christopher Steele could advise us on the proper pronunciation of his name, because, on the odds, Christopher Steal knows him well.

  107. The JFK documents are all released. At least one document contained a reference to a second shooter. Decades of lies.

  108. below is info that contributes to why so many people are having issues with AG Sessions…I am leaving a sliver of the door open that bec he is being pressured by PDT, Grassley, DeSantis, Gowdy, King and others & all the incriminating info that is being exposed…that he will be forced to do a separate & objective investigation with a new special counsel into the all that went on in Uranium One & Dossier with the current cast of characters that are pursuing PDT with the Mueller Special Counsel investigation and who were front & center in the O admin when Uranium One & the whole Dossier & pay for play episodes were going on…

    Chaffetz & DeSantis have expressed great concern at the unwillingness of Sessions to become active & aggressive in that lane…Sessions has told them he would not go there…as the voices demanding it get louder, it remains to be seen…

    Now, in fairness to Sessions he did just move on the IRS scandal & settle with victims & PDT has appointed a new head of the IRS…so far no prosecutions, Lois Lerner walks, etc and we are told that now the documents Congress has been requesting from the FBI since the Summer will now be turned over to them this week…

  109. …the other thing I find interesting is, I believe it was Rep DeSantis who said this week on one of the TV shows that initially the GOP leadership did not want to investigate Uranium One, Dossier, O DOJ & FBI etc and the reason they were giving is that they did not want to appear “Partisan”

    Can you believe that one? For the last nine months there have been multiple Congressional investigations in the House & Senate headed by GOP leadership investigating GOP PDT…AND…a Special Counsel investigating PDT…and his FAMILY…

    AND the constant & daily BM bombardment destroying PDT & his family, accusing him of everything in the book, including treason & pissing on prostitutes….

    so what does the GOP LEADERSHIP say & do…they don’t want to look at HC, the O admin & the O admin DOJ & FBI because they don’t want to appear PARTISAN…

    can we call this the echo of the Swamp…and btw heard that the repub (singer/sanger?) that initiated the Dossier who was a supported of Rubio…is also a big contributor to Paul Ryan…

  110. Foxy …you & I were one minute within the same wavelength…this is why so many are concerned…and cannot understand this DOJ

  111. Obama’s Campaign Paid $972,000 To Law Firm That Secretly Paid Fusion GPS In 2016

    Since April of 2016, Obama’s campaign organization has paid nearly a million dollars to the law firm that funneled money to Fusion GPS to compile a dossier of unverified allegations against Donald Trump.

    OCTOBER 29, 2017 By Sean Davis

    Former president Barack Obama’s official campaign organization has directed nearly a million dollars to the same law firm that funneled money to Fusion GPS, the firm behind the infamous Steele dossier. Since April of 2016, Obama For America (OFA) has paid over $972,000 to Perkins Coie, records filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) show.

    The Washington Post reported last week that Perkins Coie, an international law firm, was directed by both the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s campaign to retain Fusion GPS in April of 2016 to dig up dirt on then-candidate Donald Trump. Fusion GPS then hired Christopher Steele, a former British spy, to compile a dossier of allegations that Trump and his campaign actively colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 election. Though many of the claims in the dossier have been directly refuted, none of the dossier’s allegations of collusion have been independently verified. Lawyers for Steele admitted in court filings last April that his work was not verified and was never meant to be made public.

    OFA, Obama’s official campaign arm in 2016, paid nearly $800,000 to Perkins Coie in 2016 alone, according to FEC records. The first 2016 payments to Perkins Coie, classified only as “Legal Services,” were made April 25-26, 2016, and totaled $98,047. A second batch of payments, also classified as “Legal Services,” were disbursed to the law firm on September 29, 2016, and totaled exactly $700,000. Payments from OFA to Perkins Coie in 2017 totaled $174,725 through August 22, 2017.

    FEC records as well as federal court records show that Marc Elias, the Perkins Coie lawyer whom the Washington Post reported was responsible for the payments to Fusion GPS on behalf of Clinton’s campaign and the DNC, also previously served as a counsel for OFA. In Shamblin v. Obama for America, a 2013 case in federal court in Florida, federal court records list Elias as simultaneously serving as lead attorney for both OFA and the DNC.

    OFA, which managed Obama’s successful re-election campaign in 2012, retooled after that campaign to focus on enacting the president’s agenda during his final term in office. The group reorganized again after the 2016 election and planned to use its staff and resources to oppose President Donald Trump. During the entire 2016 campaign cycle, the group spent only $4.5 million, according to FEC records.

    Federal records show that Hillary Clinton’s official campaign organization, Hillary For America, paid just under $5.1 million to Perkins Coie in 2016. The DNC paid nearly $5.4 million to the law firm in 2016.

    The timing and nature of the payments to Perkins Coie by Obama’s official campaign arm raise significant questions about whether OFA was funding Fusion GPS, how much Obama and his team knew about the contents and provenance of the dossier long before its contents were made public, and whether the president or his government lieutenants knowingly used a partisan political document to justify official government actions targeting the president’s political opponents named in the dossier. According to the Washington Post, Fusion GPS was first retained by Perkins Coie on behalf of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in April of 2016.

    At the same time that Hillary’s campaign, Obama’s campaign organization, and the DNC were simultaneously paying Perkins Coie, the spouse of one of Fusion GPS’s key employees was working directly for Obama in the West Wing. Shailagh Murray, a former Washington Post reporter-turned-political operative, was serving as a top communications adviser to Obama while the Obama administration was reportedly using information from the dossier to justify secret surveillance of Trump campaign staff. Murray is married to Neil King, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who was hired by Fusion GPS in December of 2016. While at the Wall Street Journal, King worked alongside Fusion GPS’s core team, even sharing bylines with Glenn Simpson, the Fusion GPS executive who personally hired Steele to probe Trump’s alleged Russia connections.

    The importance of the dossier funded by Democrats, commissioned by Fusion GPS, and compiled by Steele, is difficult to overstate given that its contents were reportedly briefed to both President Obama and then-President-Elect Trump. The dossier was eventually published in full by BuzzFeed on January 10. On January 12, according to CNN then-FBI Director James Comey had briefed Trump on the allegations in Steele’s dossier. Steele admitted in court filings that he had shopped much of the information in his dossier to numerous media outlets beginning in September of 2016.

    Fusion GPS, which has been accused of illegally operating as an undisclosed agent of foreign governments, is currently facing multiple congressional inquiries into its activities and its clients. Bill Browder, whose attorney was allegedly murdered by Russian authorities after publicizing explosive allegations of Russian fraud and money laundering, alleged in congressional testimony last July that Fusion GPS was paid by Russians to undermine U.S. sanctions against the country. Late last week, Fusion GPS reportedly struck a deal with U.S. House investigators regarding a federal subpoena of the firm’s bank records. And in September, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who serves as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reportedly requested that the U.S. Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit provide his committee with all suspicious activity reports related to Fusion GPS’s bank transactions.

    Following reports of Perkins Coie’s role in funneling money to Fusion GPS, the Campaign Legal Center, a non-partisan campaign finance watchdog, filed a complaint with the FEC alleging that the secret funding schemes violated federal campaign disclosure laws.

    Fusion GPS is also facing a separate defamation suit in federal court related to claims in the dossier. That case, which was brought by three Russian businessmen who claim to have been libeled in the Steele dossier, was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., in early October. Fusion GPS is yet to respond to those allegations in court.

  112. S @ 3:13 PM:

    Sessions is acting on IRS but, as you correctly point out, no one is being held accountable for any wrongdoing, as far as we can see. In addition, the settlement to the conservative groups that were over-scrutinized is coming from the taxpayers; it should be coming from Lois Lerner’s personal bank account.

    It’s good that Koskinen is being replaced as head of the IRS but, in fact, his term will expire in November anyway. He should have been fired, and investigated for destruction of evidence and lying to congress, nine months ago.

  113. ALERT…
    Just saw this tweet from AG Jeff Sessions on twitter:

    AG Jeff Sessions‏ @USAGSessions · 4h4 hours ago

    Where is @MarkWarner @RepAdamSchiff? Rosenstein and Mueller? The last two helped protect Hillary. They don’t want people to look! @JoeNBC

    (in response to Ben below)

    Ben Domenech‏Verified account

    Ben Domenech Retweeted Face The Nation

    Podesta testified that he didn’t know who paid for the dossier while literally sitting next to Perkins Coie lawyer who paid for the dossier.


  114. “Founded after Obama’s re-election, [ OFA a nonprofit 501(c)4 organization and community organizing project …] is prohibited from specifically supporting political candidates candidates”

    Of course, BHO’s Million Dollars went to eliminate Trump which the left will argue is not prohibited.

  115. Gowdy was thought of as a great prosecutor except that little has come from his examination of Hillary Clinton’s role in Benghazi, missing e-mails, pay to play, Clinton Foundation etc. Big disappointment!
    He;s not the man I thought he was!

    After hearing what a great man, Mueller is… I’m
    headed to the vomitorium to relieve that gnawing pit in my stomach! TG for Hannity!

    They’re Calling For Mueller’s Immediate Resignation He’s Gone Too Far !!!

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