Mueller Indictments- Manafort, Gates & Papadopoulos


John R. Houk

October 31, 2017

 

This is a cross post of Western Journalism and WND about the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates as well as an apparent plea deal for George Papadopoulos squeezed for lying about his interaction with Russians that perhaps Papadopoulos should have registered as a foreign agent. The Papadopoulos plea deal is a bit sketchy because he was a volunteer with a bit of uncertainty if acting on his own volition or was coached by someone to contact Russians.

 

Before posting this morning, I was watching Fox and Friends inattentively. A gal was interviewed in which I didn’t catch her profession. However, I saw her again on my DVR recorded premiered show called Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream. On Bream’s news show I discovered her name is Sidney Powell a former Prosecutor and author of Licensed to Lie. She criticized the wording of the indictment as being weak citing laws and statutes that she believes have a sketchy application. Powell also criticized Mueller’s lead prosecutor Andrew Weissmann for sketch prosecutorial practices. Here is a quote about Weissman similar to what Powell said on Fox and Friends:

 

“Andrew Weissmann, the prosecutor tapped by Mueller to help lead the investigation, has also received criticism. Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor recently wrote about Weissman in a piece titled, ‘Judging by Mueller’s staffing choices, he may not be very interested in justice.’” (Gowdy slams Mueller team over leaks about charges in Trump-Russia probe; By Joseph Weber; Fox News; 10/30/17)

 

But I did find another person – J. Christian Adams –  who had a similar criticism of the weak indictment put together by Mueller and Dem-oriented Special Prosecutor team:

 

VIDEO: J. Christian Adams: Mueller’s charges are a ‘weak debut’

 

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Published on Oct 30, 2017

 

New questions surrounding the future of the Russia probe; reaction on ‘The Story.’

 

I need to note that when I Googled the indictments against Paul Manafort and Rick (Richard) Gates, the Google search results went primarily to Leftist news sites and the Left oriented Mainstream Media (MSM). The headlines of those searches indicate disgusting glee that the indictments against Manafort and Gates will soon bring down President Donald Trump. This Fake News glee was related even though the loosely worded indictments are focused on Manafort/Gates business dealing with Russia before Barack Obama was even President.

 

How in the world is that Trump/Russia collusion in the November 2016 election?

 

Fire Mueller! Get a different Special Prosecutor. Begin looking at Crooked Hillary and husband, Dem leadership – particularly involved in Crooked Hillary’s campaign, Robert Mueller, James Comey, Rod Rosenstein, Loretta Lynch and I have no doubt – into former President Barack Hussein Obama. For what? The real Russian Collusion for starters.

 

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Paul Manafort Surrenders to Feds as Subject of First Indictment In Mueller’s Russia Probe

 

By Jack Davis 

October 30, 2017 6:32am

Western Journalism

 

Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump who left the Trump campaign under a cloud amid allegations of improper dealings involving the consulting business he had previously operated, turned himself in to the FBI on Monday, according to multiple reports.

 

Manafort and longtime associate Rick Gates, who joined and left the Trump campaign at the same time as Manafort, were indicted as part of the investigation headed by special counsel Robert Mueller.

 

Mueller was appointed to head up a wide-ranging investigation into allegations that there had been collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

 

Manafort and Gates were indicted on 12 charges, including “conspiracy against the United States,” “conspiracy to launder money” and “false statements.”

 

Manafort/Gates Indictment Document

 

 

The New York Times reported Manafort “had been under investigation for violations of federal tax law, money laundering and whether he appropriately disclosed his foreign lobbying.”

 

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Manafort arrived at the FBI’s field office in Washington on Monday morning. Gates turned himself in shortly afterward.

 

Manafort’s home was raided by the FBI in July, and a number of documents were seized at that time.

 

Manafort, who piloted Trump’s campaign between June and August 2016, has been under investigation by the FBI and Justice Department for his relationship with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

 

At the time of Manafort’s departure from the Trump campaign, The Associated Press reported that from 2012 to 2014, Manafort and Gates had been involved in a lobbying effort to increase American support for a pro-Russian Ukrainian government and did not disclose that they were working for a foreign government as required under federal law.

 

Under the Foreign Agent Registration Act, Manafort retroactively registered in June with the Justice Department for the work he did during that time, for which he was paid more than $17 million.

 

“Paul’s work ended well before he joined Candidate Trump’s campaign,” spokesman Jason Maloni said in a statement at the time, according to Politico. “Paul was not simultaneously working as a foreign agent while he was working for Trump.”

 

White House attorney Ty Cobb has said Trump has no fears that Manafort might trade damaging testimony against Trump for a lighter sentence in some sort of deal.

 

“The president has no concerns in terms of any impact, as to what happens to them, on his campaign or on the White House,” Cobb said.

 

Trump has said that his campaign never colluded with Russia.

 

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Former Trump chairman charged with conspiring to defraud U.S. in dealings with Ukraine

 

10/30/17 7:13 AM – Updated: 10/30/2017 4:13 PM

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WASHINGTON – Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an associate surrendered to federal authorities Monday on felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian influence on the 2016 election.

 

Meanwhile, a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, George Papadopoulos, entered a guilty plea in the investigation, admitting he lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russians.

 

The indictment swept up Manafort’s onetime business partner and protégé Rick Gates, but it makes no allegations about the 2016 election. Both pleaded not guilty.

 

It alleges 12 counts, including conspiracy against the U.S., conspiracy to launder money, being an unregistered foreign agent, misleading statements and failing to file reports of foreign bank accounts. The charges relate to overseas business operations.

 

Read the full indictment here.

 

Watch Manafort walking into FBI headquarters with his attorney: [Blog Editor: You’ll have to go WND to watch. I can’t find the embed or the Fox News link.]

 

Papadopoulos, whose Oct. 5 guilty plea was unsealed Monday, admitted lying to FBI agents about the nature of his interactions with “foreign nationals” offering “dirt” on Clinton who allegedly were attempting to line up a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

According to Mueller’s filing, Papadopoulos met with a female Russian national on March 24, 2016, shortly after learning he had become a campaign adviser. Papadopoulos believed the Russian had connections with the Russian government and could arrange a meeting with the Trump campaign. The next month, he met with a professor in London who said operatives in Moscow had “thousands” of Hillary Clinton’s emails. The filing, however, does not specify whether the reference was to the emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee’s computers.

 

Responding to reporters at the White House press briefing Monday, press secretary Sarah Sanders said Papadopoulos didn’t have an influential role in the campaign, describing him as a volunteer on an advisory council that met one time during the year.

 

“Any actions he took would have been on his own,” Sanders said.

 

In a tweet Monday morning, Trump emphasized the Manafort indictment had nothing to do with Russian collusion.

 

“Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign,” Trump tweeted. ‘But why aren’t Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????”

 

“Also, there is NO COLLUSION!” he said.

 

Mueller was appointed to investigate claims of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign after the Democrats’ 2016 election loss, but now there are allegations against Democrats.

 

Last week, the Washington Post reported Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid for the research for the largely fabricated anti-Trump dossier. Late Wednesday, a complaint was filed with the Federal Election Commission charging Clinton’s campaign and the DNC violated campaign finance law by failing to disclose payments for the dossier. Also last week, a source claimed that the Podesta Group, run by John Podesta’s brother Tony, is a target of Mueller’s investigation. And The Hill reported that before a government panel in which Hillary Clinton was a member approved the sale of a company controlling 20 percent of U.S. uranium reserves, the FBI was sitting on evidence Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to expand Moscow’s nuclear business in the U.S.

 

In addition, a congressional inquiry led by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is focusing on how aides to President Obama “unmasked” individuals caught up in government surveillance.

 

Manafort has denied wrongdoing. Many of the charges date back as far as 2006.

 

Understand what makes a liberal tick. “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness” by Dr. Lyle Rossiter explains it all.

 

Among the allegations is that Manafort moved $75 million to offshore accounts without declaring the income for taxation purposes. He then allegedly used $18 million to “fund a lavish lifestyle,” as the London Daily Mail described it.

 

FBI agents staged an early morning raid on Manafort’s home last summer, confiscating records.

 

According to the New York Times, Gates’ name appears on documents linked to companies that Manafort’s firm established in Cyprus to receive payments from his clients in Eastern Europe.

 

President Trump’s lawyer, Ty Cobb, assured reporters last week Manafort does not have damaging information about the president to offer prosecutors.

 

“The president has no concerns in terms of any impact, as to what happens to them, on his campaign or on the White House,” Cobb said.

 

Manafort joined the Trump campaign in March 2016 and developed a strategy that convinced delegates not to break with Trump in favor of establishment candidates. Trump then appointed the veteran Republican strategist as chairman and chief strategist of his campaign.

 

Months later, Trump fired Manafort after learning his chairman received more than $12 million in undisclosed payments from former Ukrainian president Victor F. Yanukovych, who he spent years working for as a political consultant.

 

The case advanced amid claims Russian President Vladimir Putin colluded with Trump campaign officials to rig the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton.

 

Mueller was appointed by the Justice Department in May to lead the investigation into Trump campaign officials’ relationships with Russian operatives. But the focus now actually may be turning to the Democrats.

 

President Trump contends the “real Russia story” is the sale of 20 percent of U.S. uranium assets to a Russian company under Clinton’s watch.

 

Critics also have pointed to Mueller’s relationship with fired FBI chief James Comey and the fact that he stacked his team of investigators with lawyers who had openly supported Hillary Clinton in the election. The Mail reported it was unclear if Mueller still has a strategy to “squeeze” Manafort” for information about the 2016 election “and Russian’s possible interference with it.”

 

The allegations concern actions that all predate the Trump campaign, and Trump’s name doesn’t appear in the 31-page indictment by Mueller, who in the document makes no allegations of collusion with Russia.

 

The case has been assigned to Judge Amy Jackson, an Obama appointee.

 

Understand what makes a liberal tick. “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness” by Dr. Lyle Rossiter explains it all.

 

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READ ALSO:

 

NO CHARGES OF TRUMP COLLUSION: Here’s What You Need To Know About The Manafort Indictment; By BEN SHAPIRO; Daily Wire; 10/30/17

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House Intel Committee Subpoenas FBI, DOJ Over Trump Dossier


The House Intel Committee is making a move on the Deep State within the Federal government pulling every vile lever to bring down the Trump Administration.

 

JRH 9/7/17

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House Intel Committee Subpoenas FBI, DOJ Over Trump Dossier

 

By DEBRA HEINE

SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

PJ Media

 

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., . (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

 

The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed the FBI and the Justice Department for documents relating to the Trump “dodgy dossier,” the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday evening. The committee is seeking information regarding the FBI’s relationship with dossier author Christopher Steele and its possible role in funding what started out as an opposition research project by shady lefty research firm Fusion GPS.

 

While it has been widely reported that “a wealthy GOP donor” originally funded the anti-Trump dossier, the managers of the Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich campaigns have all told the Examiner’s Byron York that they knew nothing about a GOP-funded oppo-research project on Trump. Meanwhile, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson has refused to answer the question about who bankrolled the dossier.

 

The House Intel Committee is one of several congressional committees looking into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Additionally, Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller is leading a separate investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

 

The subpoenas to the FBI and DOJ are a sign of the GOP’s frustration with the lack of cooperation they are getting from even the Trump Justice Department.

 

“I’m sure you’re noting with the same irony I’m noting the difficulty that a Republican Congress is having getting information from a Department of Justice run by Jeff Sessions,” Gowdy told York.

 

The committee issued the subpoenas — one to the FBI, an identical one to the Justice Department — on August 24, giving both until last Friday, September 1, to turn over the information.

 

Neither FBI nor Justice turned over the documents, and now the committee has given them an extension until September 14 to comply.

 

Illustrating the seriousness with which investigators view the situation, late Tuesday the committee issued two more subpoenas, specifically to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, directing them to appear before the committee to explain why they have not provided the subpoenaed information.

 

The subpoenas are the result of a months-long process of committee investigators requesting information from the FBI and Justice Department. Beginning in May, the committee sent multiple letters to the FBI and Justice requesting information concerning the Trump-Russia affair.

 

“We got nothing,” said committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who is taking a leading role in the Russia investigation. “The witnesses have not been produced and the documents have not been produced.”

 

In a telephone interview Tuesday, Gowdy said the FBI has said it needed more time to comply, and also that complying might interfere with the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller. Whatever the reason, the documents haven’t been produced.

 

“A subpoena is a tool of last resort in Congress,” Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, said.

 

Like investigators with the Senate Judiciary Committee, who are also pursuing information about the dossier, the House committee wants to know the origin of the FBI’s involvement in the creation of the document. They are particularly interested to know whether the FBI or Justice Department ever presented information from the dossier — unverified, possibly from paid informants — to a court as a basis for obtaining a surveillance warrant in the Russia investigation.

 

“I want to know the extent to which it was relied upon, if at all, by any of our intelligence agencies or federal law enforcement agencies,” Gowdy said, “and to the extent it was relied upon, how did they vet, or either corroborate or contradict, the information in it?”

 

The House intelligence panel, like the Senate Judiciary Committee, has had so-called “de-confliction” discussions with Mueller’s office and believes the special counsel does not object to the House seeking information on the dossier.

 

The committee believes that seeking information on the origin of the FBI’s role in the dossier, and the bureau’s relationship with dossier compiler Steele, a former British spy, will lead to a better understanding of the FBI’s entire counter-intelligence probe on the question of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.

 

“Several of our lines of questions centered on the dossier, or, if you don’t like the word ‘dossier,’ just insert ‘the origin of the Russia investigation,'” said Gowdy.

 

The former prosecutor seems determined to get to the bottom of the Trump dossier mystery.

 

“Congress created the FBI, we created the Department of Justice, we’re the ones who passed the laws that set the boundaries of their jurisdiction, and and we’re the ones that fund them,” he said. “It is not illegitimate for us to ask what prompted this investigation, and it is certainly not illegitimate for us to test and probe the reliability of that underlying information, particularly if, in theory, there are either charging decisions and/or court filings that relied upon that information.”

 

According to CNN, the reason the Justice Department has been been refusing compliance with the subpoenas is because they don’t want to interfere with the Mueller investigation.

 

VIDEO: House Subpoenas FBI and Justice Dept to get records on Trump-Russia Dossier. #Breaking #Russia

 

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Is Crooked Hillary Finally Getting Exposed?


John R. Houk

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Without the Obama Administration to protect Crooked Hillary or Crooked Comey to bury investigative information some swamp data is beginning to come to the surface.

 

 

 

 

Is it possible that Obama inspired corruption is finally beginning to unravel to show everyday Americans that nefarious goings-on was perpetrated in front of our very eyes?

 

I am guessing if Crooked Hillary is exposed enough that she won’t go down alone.

 

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Grassley: Comey Wrote Clinton Exoneration Statement Before Email Investigation Ended

 

By Mary Chastain

August 31, 2017 7:07pm

Legal Insurrection

 

…in early April or early May 2016, Mr. Comey had already decided he would issue a statement exonerating Secretary Clinton.

 

HR Clinton vs. FBI

 

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray to inform him that the committee found in unredacted parts in transcripts that former FBI Director James Comey decided to write a statement to exonerate then-presumptive Democrat presidential candidate before the FBI finished its investigation into her emails.

 

Grassley wrote:

 

According to the unredacted portions of the transcripts, it appears that in early April or early May 2016, Mr. Comey had already decided he would issue a statement exonerating Secretary Clinton. This was long before FBI agents finished their work. Mr. Coney even circulated an early draft statement to select members of senior FBI leadership. The outcome of an investigation should not be prejudged while FBI agents are still hard at work trying to gather the facts.

 

OSC [Office of Special Counsel] attorneys questioned two witnesses, presumably Mr. [Jim] Rybicki [Comey’s Chief of Staff] and Ms. Trisha] Anderson [Principal Deputy General Counsel of National Security and Cyberlaw], about Mr. Comey’s July 5, 2016, statement exonerating Secretary Clinton. The transcript of what appears to be Mr. Rybicki’s interview contains the following exchange:

 

This is the portion of the transcript that Grassley provided:

 

Grassley Transcript LI

Here is a portion from what may be Anderson’s interview:

 

Anderson’s interview portion

 

Grassley and the other senators have asked Wray to provide the committee all drafts of Comey’s statement that closed the investigation, including the one from April or May, along with all of the records “related to communications between or among FBI officials regarding Comey’s draft statement closing the Clinton investigation. These documents include “all memoranda or analyses of the factual or legal justification for the announcement.”

 

The committee also wants the records “provided to the Office of Special Counsel in the course of its now closed Hatch Act investigation of Mr. Comey.”

 

Does this add new credence to those who suspected the fix was already in for Hillary to get off? It’s possible. After all, a week before Comey’s press conference, a local news crew discovered that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with Hillary’s husband Bill on a tarmac at an Arizona airport. As Professor Jacobson noted at the time:

 

Neither Lynch nor Bill Clinton are dummies. They both know that such a private meeting creates the appearance of impropriety regardless of what was discussed. Bill Clinton’s wife is being investigated by the FBI — why do you think he dropped in for a chat with Lynch?

 

Of course they didn’t discuss the case. They didn’t need to.

 

If there was no appearance of impropriety, why did Lynch wait until a local news crew, apparently tipped off, asked her about it?

 

It feeds a narrative of the Clintons acting like the fix is in, with Hillary repeatedly bragging that there is no way she’s going to be indicted.

 

On July 5, 2016, Comey gave a detailed press conference to exonerate Hillary even though the found found serious problems and mishandling of classified information. He said he could not recommend charges because “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case because no bad intent.”

 

Lynch decided the following day to accept Comey’s recommendation not to prosecute Hillary.

 

Earlier this month, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) published 413 pages of memos from the DOJ that showed the tarmac meeting was planned. The ACLJ wrote:

 

We have just obtained hundreds of pages in our ongoing investigation and federal lawsuit on former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton while the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI had an ongoing criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. The results are shocking.

 

First, the Comey FBI lied to us. Last July, we sent FOIA requests to both the Comey FBI and the Lynch DOJ asking for any documents related to the Clinton Lynch plane meeting. The FBI, under the then directorship of James Comey, replied that “No records responsive to your request were located.”

 

The documents we received today from the Department of Justice include several emails from the FBI to DOJ officials concerning the meeting. One with the subject line “FLAG” was correspondence between FBI officials (Richard Quinn, FBI Media/Investigative Publicity, and Michael Kortan) and DOJ officials concerning “flag[ing] a story . . . about a casual, unscheduled meeting between former president Bill Clinton and the AG.” The DOJ official instructs the FBI to “let me know if you get any questions about this” and provides “[o]ur talkers [DOJ talking points] on this”. The talking points, however are redacted.

 

In January, the Justice Department inspector general announced “he will investigate the actions of the Justice Department and FBI in the months leading up to the 2016 election.” The investigation includes if Comey followed department policies. Comey, who was still FBI director at the time, promised cooperation. CBS News reported at the time:

 

The review will examine Comey’s news conference in July 2016 in which he said that the FBI would not recommend charges. During his announcement, Comey delivered an unusual public statement for an FBI chief by chastising Clinton and her aides as “extremely careless.”

 

It will also review the two letters he sent to Congress about the case in the final days before the 2016 election. Clinton and her aides said the disclosure of “new” emails – found on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin – less than two weeks before Election Day hurt her in several battleground states.

 

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The fix was in! Memos show Comey exonerated Hillary before investigation concluded – but, that’s not all

 

By Scott Morefield

September 1, 2017

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If you’re going to conduct a legitimate investigation, it’s probably a good idea to wait until all the facts come in before actually coming to a conclusion, much less drafting a statement about the decision you plan to make.

 

Of course, if the ‘fix is in,’ why not go ahead and get your paperwork over with, right?

 

James Comey has yet again found himself in the national spotlight, this time over memos obtained by the Senate Judiciary Committee in their role of investigating Comey’s May 9 firing which show that the former FBI director had begun drafting a statement exonerating Hillary Clinton before all witnesses had even been interviewed.

 

 

In fact, the exoneration statement was so premature that the FBI hadn’t even interviewed Clinton herself yet.

 

Either Comey and his cohorts had a crystal ball, or the so-called ‘investigation’ into Clinton’s emails was corrupt to the core.

 

The revelations come from interview transcripts of Comey’s chief of staff, James Rybicki, and FBI counsel Trisha Anderson, which were given last Fall as a part of an Office of Special Counsel investigation into the FBI’s role in investigating Clinton’s emails.

 

Even though the transcripts are heavily redacted, they still show that the former FBI director began work on an exoneration announcement in either April or May of 2016, when the FBI had yet to interview 17 witnesses, including Clinton herself.

 

When was Clinton eventually interviewed? July 2, three days before Comey’s big reveal.

 

From the Daily Caller:

 

In a letter to the FBI, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham also noted that Comey’s draft was prepared even before two Clinton aides, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, had reached what the two Republicans called a “highly unusual” immunity deal with the Justice Department.

 

The limited immunity deal prohibited investigators and prosecutors from asking about conversations between the two Clinton aides and Platte River Networks, a Denver-based tech firm that maintained Clinton’s server after she left the State Department.

 

Which begs the question:

 

 

Grassley and Graham, like the rest of us, wonder how Comey could have possibly performed an impartial investigation if his mind seems to have already been made up.

 

“Conclusion first, fact-gathering second — that’s no way to run an investigation,” the senators wrote to the FBI. “The FBI should be held to a higher standard than that, especially in a matter of such great public interest and controversy. The outcome of an investigation should not be prejudged while FBI agents are still hard at work trying to gather the facts.”

 

 

 

 

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Despite initial refusal, Judge orders FBI to make details of Clinton email probe public

 

By BPR Wire

Jack Crowe, DCNF

September 1, 2017

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A federal judge ordered the FBI Thursday to publicly release previously unseen documents related to the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

 

Worried Hillary (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

 

U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg ordered the FBI to produce uncensored court documents describing the grand jury subpoenas issued to force Clinton’s internet service providers to turn over information related to her private server use, according to a statement released by Cause of Action Institute.

 

The ruling was made in response to a motion filed in June as part of a suit brought by Cause of Action Institute and Judicial Watch. The organizations claim the Department of State violated the Federal Records Act by failing to maintain records related to Clinton’s handling of classified information.

 

Boasberg justified his ruling on the basis that the set of documents in question “rehashes information already made public, thus obviating any need for secrecy.”

 

Cause of Action President and CEO John J. Vecchione praised the decision in a statement released Thursday following the court’s ruling.

 

“I applaud the court’s opinion. The government attempted to end a case with evidence no one could review. This order makes public details submitted by the government about the FBI’s efforts to recover then-Secretary Clinton’s unlawfully removed emails,” he said. “Americans deserve to know the full scope of that investigation, and we, as Plaintiffs, should have an opportunity to contest the relevance of the government’s facts.”

 

Former FBI Director James Comey called Clinton’s use of a private email address and server to handle classified information “extremely careless” in his July Congressional testimony but stopped short of filing charges.

 

The requested documents relate specifically to subpoenas related to emails Clinton sent on two Blackberry accounts during her first few weeks in office.

 

Boasberg’s order overrules objections made by the Trump administration, who previously claimed that publicly releasing the documents would violate grand jury secrecy rules.

 

The order comes days after the FBI refused to turn over documents related to their investigation into Clinton’s private email server, citing a lack of public interest to justify denying the FOIA request.

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Sketchy firm behind Trump dossier is stalling investigators


Members of the Democratic Party and the Leftist Mainstream Media (MSM) are doing and saying whatever lie that pops into their minds, have been exposed as liars by one of their own.

 

The New York Post has been rated (these days – things change among Conservative MSM) as Center-Right: AllSides and Media Bias/Fact Check. The NY Post has fingered a Leftist organization Fusion GPS which Congressional sources has pegged as… actually an opposition-research group for Democrats, and the founders, who are more political activists than journalists, have a pro-Hillary, anti-Trump agenda.” (Quote from NY Post article)

 

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Sketchy firm behind Trump dossier is stalling investigators

 

By Paul Sperry

June 24, 2017 2:24pm

New York Post

 

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A secretive Washington firm that commissioned the dubious intelligence dossier on Donald Trump is stonewalling congressional investigators trying to learn more about its connections to the Democratic Party.

 

The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month threatened to subpoena the firm, Fusion GPS, after it refused to answer questions and provide records to the panel identifying who financed the error-ridden dossier, which was circulated during the election and has sparked much of the Russia scandal now engulfing the White House.

 

What is the company hiding? Fusion GPS describes itself as a “research and strategic intelligence firm” founded by “three former Wall Street Journal investigative reporters.” But congressional sources say it’s actually an opposition-research group for Democrats, and the founders, who are more political activists than journalists, have a pro-Hillary, anti-Trump agenda.

 

“These weren’t mercenaries or hired guns,” a congressional source familiar with the dossier probe said. “These guys had a vested personal and ideological interest in smearing Trump and boosting Hillary’s chances of winning the White House.”

 

Fusion GPS was on the payroll of an unidentified Democratic ally of Clinton when it hired a long-retired British spy to dig up dirt on Trump. In 2012, Democrats hired Fusion GPS to uncover dirt on GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. And in 2015, Democrat ally Planned Parenthood retained Fusion GPS to investigate pro-life activists protesting the abortion group.

 

More, federal records show a key co-founder and partner in the firm was a Hillary Clinton donor and supporter of her presidential campaign.

 

In September 2016, while Fusion GPS was quietly shopping the dirty dossier on Trump around Washington, its co-founder and partner Peter R. Fritsch contributed at least $1,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund and the Hillary For America campaign, Federal Election Commission data show. His wife also donated money to Hillary’s campaign.

 

Property records show that in June 2016, as Clinton allies bankrolled Fusion GPS, Fritsch bought a six-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Bethesda, Md., for $2.3 million.

 

Fritsch did not respond to requests for comment. A lawyer for Fusion GPS said the firm’s work is confidential.

 

Sources say Fusion GPS had its own interest, beyond those of its clients, in promulgating negative gossip about Trump.

 

Fritsch, who served as the Journal’s bureau chief in Mexico City and has lectured at the liberal Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, married into a family with Mexican business interests. His wife, Beatriz Garcia, formerly worked as an executive at Grupo Dina, a manufacturer of trucks and buses in Mexico City that benefits from NAFTA, which Trump opposes.

 

Fritsch’s Fusion GPS partner Thomas Catan, who grew up in Britain, once edited a business magazine in Mexico, moreover. A third founding partner, Glenn Simpson, is reported to have shared dark views of both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump. Before joining Fusion GPS, Simpson did opposition research for a former Clinton White House operative.

 

The Senate Judiciary Committee is also investigating whether the FBI has wrongly relied on the anti-Trump dossier and its author, Christopher Steele — the old spy who was hired by Fusion GPS to build a Russia file on Trump — to aid its ongoing espionage investigation into the Trump campaign and its possible ties to Moscow.

 

The FBI received a copy of the Democrat-funded dossier in August, during the heat of the campaign, and is said to have contracted in October to pay Steele $50,000 to help corroborate the dirt on Trump — a relationship that “raises substantial questions about the independence” of the bureau in investigating Trump, warned Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

 

Senate investigators are demanding to see records of communications between Fusion GPS and the FBI and the Justice Department, including any contacts with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, now under congressional investigation for possibly obstructing the Hillary Clinton email probe, and deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, who is under investigation by the Senate and the Justice inspector general for failing to recuse himself despite financial and political connections to the Clinton campaign through his Democrat activist wife. Senate investigators have singled out McCabe as the FBI official who negotiated with Steele.

 

Like Fusion GPS, the FBI has failed to cooperate with congressional investigators seeking documents.

 

Steele contracted with Fusion GPS to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia starting in June 2016, whereupon he outlandishly claimed that Hillary campaign hackers were “paid by both Trump’s team and the Kremlin” and that the operation was run out of Putin’s office. He also fed Fusion GPS and its Hillary-allied clients incredulous gossip about Trump hating the Obamas so much that he hired hookers to urinate on a bed they slept in at the Moscow Ritz-Carlton, and that Russian intelligence recorded the pee party in case they needed to blackmail Trump.

 

Never mind that none of the rumors were backed by evidence or even credible sourcing (don’t bother trying to confirm his bed-wetting yarn, Steele advised, as “all direct witnesses have been silenced”). Steele reinforced his paying customers’ worst fears about Trump, and they rewarded him for it with a whopping $250,000 in payments.

 

But it’s now clear his “intelligence reports,” which together run more than 35-pages long, were for the most part worthless. And the clients who paid Fusion GPS (which claims to go “beyond standard due diligence”) for them got taken to the cleaners.

 

Steele’s most sensational allegations remain unconfirmed. For instance, his claim that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen held a “clandestine meeting” on the alleged hacking scheme in Prague with “Kremlin officials” in August 2016 unraveled when Cohen denied ever visiting Prague, his passport showed no stamps showing he left or entered the US at the time, witnesses accounted for his presence here, and Czech authorities found no evidence Cohen went to Prague.

 

Steele hadn’t worked in Moscow since the 1990s and didn’t actually travel there to gather intelligence on Trump firsthand. He relied on third-hand “friend of friend” sourcing. In fact, most of his claimed Russian sources spoke not directly to him but “in confidence to a trusted compatriot” who, in turn, spoke to Steele — and always anonymously.

 

But his main source may have been Google. Most of the information branded as “intelligence” was merely rehashed from news headlines or cut and pasted — replete with errors — from Wikipedia.

 

In fact, much of the seemingly cloak-and-dagger information connecting Trump and his campaign advisers to Russia had already been reported in the media at the time Steele wrote his monthly reports.

 

In the same August report, for example, Steele connected a Moscow trip taken by then-Trump campaign adviser Michael Flynn to “the Russian operation” to hack the election. But there was nothing secret about the trip, which had taken place months earlier and had been widely reported.

 

And there was nothing untoward about it. It was a dinner celebrating the 10th birthday of Russian TV network RT, and Flynn sat at the same table with Putin as US Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.

 

The real question is why anyone would take anything in the sketchy report seriously.

 

But even the CIA gave it credence. The dossier ended up attached to a Top Secret intelligence briefing on Russia for President Obama, even though his intelligence czar last month testified “We couldn’t corroborate the sourcing.” The FBI, moreover, has been using it for investigative leads on Trump associates like Carter Page, even though former FBI Director James Comey this month described the dossier as “salacious and unverified.”

 

And of course, Democratic leaders in Congress keep referring to it to cook up more charges against Trump, while liberal media continue to use it as a road map to find “scoops” on Trump in the “Russiagate” conspiracy they’re peddling — still hoping against hope that the central thrust of the report — that Trump entered into an unholy alliance with the Russian government during the election — will one day prove true and bring about the downfall of his presidency.

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Another Cover-up? Another Clinton Body Count?


John R. Houk

© May 17, 2017

 

Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer by the name of Seth Rich was shot to death around 4:00 AM on the streets of Washington D.C. The initial reports say Mr. Rich was murdered in a robbery.

 

Whoops. Nothing of value or at all was taken from the murdered Mr. Rich.

 

Then enters Julian Assange of Wikileaks. Assange publicizes that Rich was a major source of DNC emails and says an investigation should proceed to find the actual motive behind the murder.

 

The Left Stream Media blows off Assange’s assertion revenge murder for exposing the DNC and sticks with Trump colluded with Russia to hack the DNC emails to win the election.

 

The murder victim’s family is not buying the police dictum of a random murder and wants better answers for Mr. Rich’s homicide.

 

Thus, a private investigator is hired by the family but financed by a third party to look into the Rich murder.

 

The private investigator is a former police detective by the name of Rod Wheeler. Wheeler’s investigation is stonewalled by the D.C. Police and the FBI but still finds a source that wants anonymity to stay out of trouble. The anonymous tipster says he has seen Seth Rich’s laptop that has a history of sending thousands of emails to Wikileaks. Rod Wheeler goes public because D.C. Police and the FBI stonewalling and suspicious denials reeks of cover-up.

 

Whoops. The Rich family are evidently stalwart Dems and are upset that Wheeler let the cat out of the bag that Seth Rich sent DNC emails to Wikileaks.

 

The Rich family commit an odd oxymoron by rebuking Rod Wheeler’s public revelations by

 

1) Denying that Seth Rich – a Dem staffer from a Dem family – would send incriminating emails to Wikileaks

 2) Claim Rod Wheeler violated his contract by making his findings public.

 

Hmm … It appears strange to defend Seth Rich’s memory at the potential cost of tying his murder to some form of DNC revenge and simultaneously yell at Rod Wheeler using the weight of public opinion to expose a D.C. Police/FBI cover-up.

 

The anger of Seth Rich’s family suggests that they would rather stick to the initial police story of a random killing then believe their son or nephew or whatever was murdered out of revenge or to silence him from further divulgement of info exposing the dark side of the Democratic Party.

 

What should an American’s grey matter to wonder is: Why would the FBI be involved in a random street murder rather than the local cops?

 

Hmm … I wonder.

 

See also:

 

PRIVATE EYE: DNC POKING NOSE INTO SETH RICH MURDER; By ALICIA POWE; WND; 5/16/17

 

Evidence linking slain DNC staffer Seth Rich to Wikileaks before he was murdered; By Samantha Chang; BIZPAC Review; 5/16/17

 

Family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich blasts detective over report of WikiLeaks link; By Malia Zimmerman; Fox News; 5/16/17

 

It appears that D.C.’s local Fox 5 News broke the story. Here’s a segment from posted by a Youtuber broadcasted at the Monday 10:00 PM time slot (I Found it at the BIZPAC Review linked above):

 

VIDEO: Investigator Says Evidence Showing Deceased DNC Staffer Seth Rich Was Emailing With WikiLeaks

 

Posted by Daily S**t Show – Current & Political U.S. News

Published on May 15, 2017

 

Monday during the 10 p.m. ET news broadcast of Fox’s Washington, D.C. affiliate WTTG, correspondent Marina Marraco revealed an investigation by former D.C. homicide detective Rod Wheeler found now-deceased Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich had been emailing with WikiLeaks.

Rich was killed last year in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. According to local police, the incident was likely a botched robbery. However, Rich’s death has been the subject of other speculations given the timing of his death coincided with a WikiLeaks dump of Democratic National Committee emails.

Wheeler explained to Marraco the obstacles he has faced in dealing with both the local police and the FBI during his investigation and argued Rich’s computer may offer some more details.

“The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” Wheeler said. “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”

Wheeler went on to confirm he had a source within the police department that said that computer could link Rich to WikiLeaks. But he noted that a source within the police department told him of a “highly unusual” instruction for police to stand down on that murder investigation.

“Actually, I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case, and I can’t share any information with you.’ Now, that’s highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that’s going to come out tomorrow.”

Marraco went on to add that Wheeler’s reference to the information coming out tomorrow would be broadcasted on the Fox News Channel.

 

The Fox News link above has Rod Wheeler explaining his issues with a potential cover-up.

 

Fox News VIDEO – Hannity: Rod Wheeler on his investigation into DNC staffer’s murder

 

VIDEO – My Youtube Channel: Rod Wheeler on his investigation into DNC staffer’s murder 

 

The best news article I found is at PJ Media which I am cross posting below that includes a 10:00 PM update at the  end.

 

JRH 5/17/17

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Fox News: Murdered DNC Staffer Sent 44,053 Internal Emails to WikiLeaks

 

By DEBRA HEINE

MAY 16, 2017

PJ Media

 

Fox News is now reporting, based on multiple investigative sources, that Seth Rich — the Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down in Northwest D.C. near his home last July — leaked thousands of DNC emails to WikiLeaks in the months beforehand.

 

According to Fox News’ Malia Zimmerman, these new revelations are consistent with the findings of Rod Wheeler, a former D.C. homicide detective and Fox News contributor. Wheeler told Fox 5 DC that there is evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was emailing WikiLeaks prior to his death. Wheeler’s law enforcement sources also allegedly claimed they were told to “stand down” on investigating the crime.

Rich’s family, however, has denounced Wheeler’s claims in a statement, calling them “unsubstantiated.”

 

Via Fox News:

 

A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report — generated within 96 hours after DNC staffer Seth Rich’s murder — detailing the contents Rich’s computer said he made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.

 

“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” the federal investigator told Fox News, confirming the MacFadyen connection. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department.

 

The revelation is consistent with the findings of Rod Wheeler, a former DC homicide detective and Fox News contributor and whose private investigation firm was hired by a third party on behalf of Rich’s family to probe the case. Rich was shot from behind in the wee hours, but was not robbed.

 

“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” Wheeler said. “I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sits on his computer on a shelf at the DC police or FBI headquarters.”

 

The federal investigator, who requested anonymity, said 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments between Democratic National Committee leaders, spanning from January 2015 through late May 2016, were transferred from Rich to MacFadyen before May 21.

 

Investigator: Murdered DNC Staffer Was Communicating with WikiLeaks Prior to Death

 

Rich left Lou’s City Bar, a couple miles from his home, at about 1:15 a.m. on July 10. His immediate activities after leaving the bar remain a mystery:

 

He walked home, calling several people along the way. He called his father, Joel Rich, who he missed because he had gone to sleep. He talked with a fraternity brother and his girlfriend, Kelsey Mulka.

 

Around 4:17 a.m., Rich was about a block from his home when Mulka, still on the phone with him, heard voices in the background. Rich reassured her that he was steps away from being at his front door and hung up.

 

Two minutes later, Rich was shot twice. Police were on the scene within three minutes. Rich sustained bruising on his hands and face. He remained conscious, but died at a nearby hospital less than two hours later.

 

Police detectives will not say whether Rich provided them with any clues about the identity of his attackers or their motivation, Wheeler said. However, Wheeler believes Rich could have provided information prior to his death of who was responsible for carrying out his murder.

 

Grainy video tape from a security camera outside a grocery mart shows two assailants shooting Rich twice in his back. They did not take “his wallet, cell phone, keys, watch or necklace worth about $2,000.”

 

On July 22, just twelve days after Rich was murdered, WikiLeaks published emails that prompted the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her role as DNC chairperson on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has insisted all along that the DNC emails were not hacked by the Russians, and he has implied that Rich was indeed the source of the emails. On August 9, WikiLeaks offered a $20,000 reward for information on the murdered DNC staffer.

 

Assange told a Dutch reporter last August:

 

[O]ur sources take risks, and they, they become concerned to see things occurring like that, whistle-blowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks. As a 27-year-old, works for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.

 

Fox News reports that law enforcement sources “close to the investigation” say the police have “no suspects and no substantial leads as to who the killer or killers may be”:

 

Metropolitan Police, including the police chief, have refused to discuss the case, despite requests from Fox News dating back 10 months.

 

The department released a statement on the case saying it remains an active investigation and that detectives are working with Rich’s family.

 

“If there are any individuals who feel they have information, we urge them to call us at (202) 727-9099 or text us at 50411,” read the statement. “The department is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information on this case that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.”

 

The FBI’s national office declined to comment, but sources said the bureau provided cyber expertise to examine Rich’s computer.

 

Wheeler believes powerful forces are preventing the case from a thorough investigation.

 

“My investigation shows someone within the D.C. government, Democratic National Committee or Clinton team is blocking the murder investigation from going forward,” Wheeler told Fox News. “That is unfortunate. Seth Rich’s murder is unsolved as a result of that.”

 

Rich’s family released a statement blasting Rod Wheeler. The statement says he was not authorized to speak to the press about the investigation, and characterizes his findings as “unsubstantiated claims”:

 

“As we’ve seen through the past year of unsubstantiated claims, we see no facts, we have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no emails and only learned about this when contacted by the press,” the spokesperson said. “Even if tomorrow, an email was found, it is not a high enough bar of evidence to prove interactions as emails can be altered and we’ve seen that those interested in pushing conspiracies will stop at nothing to do so.

 

“We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the voice and strict law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth’s murderers,” the statement continued. “The services of the private investigator who spoke to press was offered to the Rich family and paid for by a third party, and contractually was barred from speaking to press or anyone outside of law enforcement or the family unless explicitly authorized by the family.”

 

VIDEO: Report: Slain DNC staffer was in contact with WikiLeaks

 

Posted by Fox News

Published on May 16, 2017

 

Update: 10:00 P.M. PST

 

Rod Wheeler told CNN on Tuesday afternoon that the source for his claim that there was “tangible evidence” on Rich’s laptop that proves that he was in communications with WikiLeaks was the reporter who worked on the story for FoxNews.com (presumably Malia Zimmerman, who based her story on multiple investigative sources).

 

He explained that the comments he made to WTTG-TV were intended to simply preview Fox News’ Tuesday story. The WTTG-TV news director did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

 

“I only got that [information] from the reporter at Fox News,” Wheeler told CNN. Asked about a quote attributed to him in the Fox News story in which he said his “investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” Wheeler said he was referring to information that had already been reported in the media.

 

In an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Tuesday night, however, Wheeler had a different story.

 

He said a “federal investigator that was involved on the inside of the case” saw Rich’s computer and the case file. Wheeler told host Sean Hannity the investigator “came across [as] very credible.

 

When you look at that, with the totality of everything else that I found in this case, it’s very consistent for a person with my experience to begin to think, ‘Well, perhaps there were some email communication between Seth and Wikileaks.'”

 

Brad Bauman, a spokesman for the Rich family, said the family was “reviewing possible legal action against Wheeler for speaking about the case publicly.”

 

A contract between Wheeler and the Rich family prohibited from speaking to the media about his ongoing investigation, Bauman said.

 

WikiLeaks Offers 20K Reward for Info on Murdered DNC Staffer

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Another Cover-up? Another Clinton Body Count?

John R. Houk

© May 17, 2017

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Comey Fake News Round-Up — 8 FACTS Contradict The MSM’s Serial-Comey Lies


If you are a Conservative, you are fully aware that a majority of news from the Left Stream Media pertaining to Obama and/or Trump is tainted. Toward Obama it is the schmooze of messiahship – any news is good news. Toward Trump it is the Fake News lie to undermine President Trump and his Administration.

 

John Nolte enumerates at least eight lies perpetrated by the Lame Stream Media that has no purpose other than to discredit the man a majority of States voted into the Presidency.

 

Constitution.com has a great intro for the Nolte/Daily Wire article:

 

The great John Nolte should be profusely thanked for his constant efforts at unmasking the real progenitors of “fake news” in the mainstream media. This week he has laid bare their lies by focusing his time on one story in particular – the sad saga of former FBI Director James Comey.

 

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Comey Fake News Round-Up — 8 FACTS Contradict The MSM’s Serial-Comey Lies

 

By JOHN NOLTE

MAY 12, 2017

The Daily Wire

 

Pinocchio Wooden Puppet

 

The idea that anyone would ever again take anything our national media reports with anything close to seriousness absolutely baffles me. Even Leftists, who eventually have to stand there with “Hands up, don’t shoot” all over their smug faces, should maybe take a breath. There is just no question anymore that the entire infrastructure of our media is constructed by a proven mob of serial liars who only get worse, infinitely worse, when they believe there is blood in the water.

 

We are living through another Golden Showers moment. Remember that fiasco? Remember Jake Tapper at CNN stopping the world to break the news about a fake dossier that smeared Donald Trump, a document that Tapper himself knew was fake? Remember Ben Smith at BuzzFeed taking the ball from there and using Tapper’s opening as an excuse to release the contents of a dossier he knew was fake? Remember the rest of the media then climbing aboard to report on a document they all knew was fake?

 

Well, now with the Comey firing, we are again being Golden Showered with such a torrent of fake news it is almost impossible to keep up.

 

But I’ll still give it a try!

 

So here it is, the latest and greatest from our MSM’s fire hose of fake Comey news (with a bonus #9)…

 

  1. TRUMP FIRED COMEY CUZ COMEY ASKED FOR MORE FUNDS TO EXPAND THE RUSSIAGATE INVESTIGATION!!!!!!!!!

 

Uh, no. Never happened.

 

And that is not only a lie, that is a lie that originally came from an anonymous source. Moreover, I believe the media-at-large has known all along it was a lie, which is why a story based on an anonymous source got so much national, widespread traction so quickly.

 

The idea was to plant this dishonest seed in the minds of the public before it was debunked. Anyone who covers the Justice Department would have known the story was a lie because this is not how F.B.I. funding works.

 

  1. DEPUTY ATTORNY GENERAL ROSENSTEIN THREATENED TO QUIT AFTER WHITE HOUSE BLAMED HIM FOR COMEY FIRING!!!!!

 

Yeah, no.

 

Never happened.

 

  1. THE WHITE HOUSE IS LYING ABOUT BAD MORALE AT THE F.B.I.!!!!

 

After Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders claimed that Comey’s tenure at the F.B.I., and his hyper-politicization of that role, had damaged morale at the agency, using anonymous sources (again), the Golden Shower-MSM again went on a Fake News Spree trying to prove the exact opposite was true.

 

Except, uhm…

 

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…yeah.

 

This is PBS, so naturally the full report is full of lies, but the truth did accidentally sneak through.

 

  1. TRUMP IS INTERFERING WITH THE F.B.I. INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIA!!!

 

Not so much.

 

Andrew McCabe, the acting director of the F.B.I. (whose wife has serious ties to Hillary Clinton), told a Senate committee yesterday that the White House has no in any way impeded the investigation.

 

  1. TRUMP LIED ABOUT COMEY TELLING HIM HE IS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION!!!!

 

Except, uhm, that is exactly what Comey said to Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, which Democrat Senator Dianne Feinsten quickly verified.

 

  1. THIS IS THE ‘SATURDAY NIGHT MASSACRE’ ON STEROIDS!!!

 

This isn’t even the “Saturday Night Massacre’s” little sister on a scooter.

 

By this time, eight months in the Watergate investigation, President Nixon was under investigation, people in his administration had already gone to jail, and Nixon’s closest aides and confidantes were just about to resign in disgrace.

 

Trump. Is. Not. Even. Under. Investigation.

 

Nor. Are. Any. Of. His. Top. Aides.

 

We are eight months into this Russia hoax and there is still no evidence of any wrongdoing.

 

None. Not a smidge. Zippo. Zero. Nada. Zilch.

 

  1. IT’S A COVER UP!!!

 

Then why are Carter Page and Roger Stone chomping at the bit to testify in public before Congress, while…

 

…former-Obama right-hand woman, Unmasker-In Chief Susan Rice is refusing to testify?

 

  1. THIS IS THE BIGGEST SCANDAL IN YEARS!!!

 

Only in your provincial head.

 

Look at that graph; how much more evidence does one need to grasp the fact that all this hilarious crying of wolf from the MSM has given the American public what one might call…

 

Golden Showers Fatigue.

 

[Blog Editor: The link in the word “graph” above is to the blog FiveThirtyEight.com. The post is entitled, “How To Know if The Trump-Russia Story Has Momentum”. Below is the graph referred to by John Nolte for easier access:

 

Fivethirtyeight.com Graph: Google Searches Graph-Russia Story Short Burst Attention]

 

(BONUS) 9. SEE THE MATRIX — THIS IS REALLY A MEDIA COVER-UP

 

Before I sign off for the weekend, let me give you a glimpse into The Matrix — into what is really going and why…

 

1.During the campaign, the Obama administration spied on Trump and his team. We know this because the very same media now lying about it, reported on the fact that Obama spied on Trump. The idea was to use this Russian-hoax as a means to personally destroy Trump after he lost the presidential election. This would be the weapon used to dismantle his business empire and his life.

 

  1. We know from media reports that the Obama administration spied on Trump and his team, and did so  brazenly and without fear. They knew the MSM would never punish them. They also believed Hillary would win. Furthermore, Hillary also knew about the spying and the plan to use the Russia hoax as a means to personally destroy Trump after the election. Trust me, had Trump lost, the Democrats and MSM were far from done with him.

 

  1. The MSM was party to all of this. After all, they were the ones benefitting from leaks that could only have come from surveillance and wiretaps. In fact, the MSM reported that these leaks had come from wiretaps on Trump’s team. The media also believed Trump would lose the election but the idea was to set up the Russia hoax as a means to personally destroy him post-election. This is why the media showed no initial reluctance when it came to reporting on the Obama administration’s spying.

 

  1. No one, including the MSM, believed there would ever be any consequences for all of this illegal spying. After all, it was only a matter of how BIG Hillary’s victory would be. Then…

 

  1. The bottom fell out after Trump won the presidency. At this point, a potential disaster loomed. The Obama administration and the media knew that Trump now would be in a position to not only uncover Obama’s spying, but to prosecute him for it. So…

 

  1. The Russia hoax, including the Golden Shower Dossier, was whipped out as a means to cover up Barry’s spying, to protect The Precious from his administration’s illegal activity.

 

  1. Now that he is president, the Russia hoax is now being used by the media to knock Trump’s agenda off track and to destroy his presidency.

 

 

The media lies. That is all they do.

 

Stop taking proven liars seriously.

 

Stop believing.

 

Stop listening.

 

Stop reading.

 

Enjoy your weekend.

 

[Blog Editor: For those of you out of touch with one of the best science fiction movies ever made – The Matrix. Here is a bit of a synopsis to relate to John Nolte’s analogy courtesy of Wikipedia:

 

Red pill and blue pill

 

 

The red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are popular cultural symbols representing the choice between:

 

  • Knowledgefreedomand the sometimes painful truth of reality (red pill)

 

  • Falsehoodsecurityand the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue pill)

 

The terms, popularized in science fiction culture, are derived from the 1999 film The Matrix. In the film, the main character, Neo, is offered the choice between a red pill and a blue pill. The red pill would allow him to escape from the Matrix and into the real world, therefore living the “truth of reality” even though it is a harsher, more difficult life; the blue pill would lead him to staying in the Matrix, living in a pretend comfortable world.

 

READ THE REST (Red pill and blue pill; Wikipedia; page was last edited on 1 May 2017, at 17:45.)

 

The Red Pill/Blue Pill between Morpheus and Neo:

 

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From the movie “The Matrix”, Morpheus gives Neo the choice between the red pill and the blue pill.

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Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Keanu Reeves
Director: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski.

 

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CLIP DESCRIPTION:
Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) explains what the Matrix is and offers Neo (Keanu Reeves) the chance to wake up.

FILM DESCRIPTION:
What if virtual reality wasn’t just for fun, but was being used to imprison you? That’s the dilemma that faces mild-mannered computer jockey Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) in The Matrix. It’s the year 1999, and Anderson (hacker alias: Neo) works in a cubicle, manning a computer and doing a little hacking on the side. It’s through this latter activity that Thomas makes the acquaintance of Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), who has some interesting news for Mr. Anderson — none of what’s going on around him is real. The year is READ THE REST)]

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Former FBI Assistant Directors Weigh In On Comey’s Firing


Failing to recommend Crooked Hillary to be prosecuted is a good enough reason alone to fire now former FBI Director James Comey. Nonetheless, it is quite apparent that Comey’s politicization of the FBI was frustrating enough among the rank and file, that Comey had to go.

 

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Former FBI Assistant Directors Weigh In On Comey’s Firing

“Jim Comey danced with the devil …”

 

By Andrew Kerr

May 10, 2017 at 8:19am

Western Journalism

 

Three former assistant directors of the FBI joined Fox News Tuesday night to share their thoughts on President Donald Trump’s decision to fire James Comey.

 

All three thought Comey had it coming, and some were glad to see it happen.

 

Former FBI Assistant Directors James Kallstrom, Bill Gavin and Ron Hosko all thought Comey sealed his fate after his July 5 press conference in which he assumed the role of a prosecutor and recommended no charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.

 

“I’m glad it happened,” Kallstrom said of Comey’s firing. “I think Jim Comey way back almost a year ago kind of forgot he was the FBI director.”

 

“Jim Comey danced with the devil, and later on down the road talked about this great investigation the FBI conducted,” he said.

 

“Of course, they had no subpoena power, they couldn’t compel any investigation or search warrants. They had to beg people to look at things. The interview of Hillary Clinton, in my view, was a sham.”

 

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Comey “threw the FBI under the bus, and the reputation of the FBI under the bus,” Kallstrom added. “That’s what I am very mad about and have been very mad about for a long time.”

 

Gavin said Comey’s firing was “something that had to happen.”

 

“Jim Comey is a bright guy, he’s an ethical guy, but the bottom line is when he made a prosecutive opinion in an investigative matter he made a mistake,” he added.

 

“We all make mistakes in life — this was a big one that was obvious to everyone.”

 

Hosko said Comey’s firing was “shocking” but he wasn’t surprised in the least bit.

 

“Certainly there are going to be some FBI who think [Comey] went too far back in July,” Hosko said. “I think, that is, reasonable minds can agree, the province of the prosecutor.”

 

He thought Comey was forced to “throw himself on a grenade” over former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s airport tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton. Comey’s firing was the “price he had to pay,” Hosko said.

 

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