Lies Still Told as Leftist Liars Lie


Flynn is Innocent & Left Still Desires Injustice

 

John R. Houk, Blog Editor

© May 8, 2020

 

The Department of Justice has dropped its case against Michael Flynn. Now its up to Judge Emmet Sullivan to seal actual justice rather than Deep State/Dem Party/Lamestream Media justice which any person with half a brain knows really is injustice.

 

Since all the news networks, Dems and Deep Staters lie believing they have enough power to not be called out, here are some prime time facts you won’t hear elsewhere on Fox News (and to be clear, Fox News allows its Leftie contributors to blatantly).

 

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VIDEO: Trey Gowdy shreds Comey: ‘His arrogance, hubris wrecked the FBI’

 

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Former congressman and Fox News contributor, Trey Gowdy, weighs in on the Department of Justice’s decision to drop Michael Flynn charges.

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VIDEO: Tucker: The unraveling of the Michael Flynn case

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Michael Flynn did not commit a crime and they knew it.

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VIDEO: Hannity: Comey used Logan Act to squeeze Gen. Flynn

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Comey’s investigation found no collusion from anyone associated with Trump.

 

The Conspiracy & The Goal


THINK OF THIS! If what happened to Lt. General Michael Flynn goes on without actual justice, what shot at maintaining Liberty does the average American possess when a corrupt Left-Wing government comes after them for not towing the State-line of thought? Justin Smith thoughts below.

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The Conspiracy & The Goal

The Plot of the Unelected Anti-American Traitors

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent  5/3/2020 12:25 AM

 

As God as my witness, the truth is I am innocent.”  ~ Lt. General Michael Flynn

 

Nearly four years after the Deep State and senior Obama administration officials framed Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor for President Trump, in a pre-emptive strike, to remove Flynn and prevent him from reforming the assorted sixteen intelligence agencies, and a conspiracy to cripple the Trump administration, there now seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel through this sordid denouement. New evidence was turned over to Sidney Powell, Flynn’s defense attorney, by U.S. Attorney Timothy Shea, after U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Jensen and other attorneys appointed by U.S. Attorney General William Barr found it, shredding the last defenses of the Deep State’s rogue Intelligence forces and their years of deceit, juridical depravity and treachery; and, it has begun to unravel the vast tapestry of this sedition and the malicious prosecution of General Flynn, fully exonerating this fine American Patriot.

 

Reported by the amazing ##Sara Carter, investigative journalist, on April 24th of this year, Carter quotes Shea’s letter to Powell: “The enclosed documents were obtained and analyzed by USA EDMO in March and April 2020 and are provided to you as a result of this ongoing review; additional documents may be forthcoming. These materials are covered by the Protective Order entered by the Court on February 21, 2018.”

 

Flynn’s “crime”? A supposed illegal communication — a violation of the never used Logan Act — with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. in the last days of December 2016, that was only discovered by way of an illegal surveillance of the Good General and then leaked to Trump-hating journalists in the New York Times and the Washington Post. Oh … and lying to the FBI for not being able to fully recall every detail of the phone call he made to Ambassador Kislyak.

 

Obama’s criminal conspirators started looking hard at Flynn in 2016, when he joined the Trump campaign as a foreign affairs advisor and made the mistake of leading the “Lock her up” chant in front of a deliriously enthusiastic crowd at the Republican Convention. He more than likely knew more than a thing or two about the Clinton Foundation’s activities, and maybe even where the bodies are buried so to speak.

 

Donald J. Trump did the “impossible” and pulled out the win, General Flynn was appointed as National Security Advisor, and the immeasurable anxiety and panic that rushed through the Deep State set off deafening alarm bells and prompted the Intelligence Community to create the operation “Crossfire Razor”.  And not long afterwards on December 29th 2016, Obama shook U.S.-Russia relations by confiscating country retreat properties in Long Island and Maryland that were owned by the Russian Embassy, expelling 35 embassy employees as payback for supposed Russian interference in the 2016 election; this prompted the conversation between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and put Flynn’s entrapment by the FBI in motion.

 

One should also note that General Flynn was loathed and despised by the Obama political and national security bureaucrats for properly criticizing them for politicizing intelligence. The FBI was not a fan either, especially Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, due to Flynn’s support of an agent who alleged the Bureau had subjected her to sex discrimination..

 

K.T. McFarland ##documents her recollection of those days, because she was there from the start, as the Deputy National Security Advisor for President Trump. McFarland notes in her May 1st Fox News article: “When I talked to Flynn about these events at the time he was still national security adviser, he didn’t strike me as someone who had deliberately lied or tried to dissemble precisely what he said to Russian Ambassador Kislyak on what call or on exactly which day.”

 

https://video.foxnews.com/v/embed.js?id=6153302975001&w=466&h=263

 

Flynn, the incoming National Security Advisor, had committed no crime whatsoever, by speaking to the Russian Ambassador, because the Logan Act of 1799 was never intended to criminalize communications during a presidential transition, as it only outlawed NEGOTIATIONS BY UNAUTHORIZED AMERICAN CITIZENS WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS. As the President Trump’s newly appointed and authorized agent, the call to Ambassador Kislyak was simply business as usual and nothing out of the ordinary or different from what incoming presidents and their staff and Cabinet have done for decades.

 

Notes taken by William Priestap, former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, were ordered to be released late Wednesday, April 29th, by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, and the Justice Department released eleven more pages the same day. They reveal a perjury trap created by the FBI and the senior members of the bureau and the agents in charge of the fabricated allegations that President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.

 

The agents involved discussed refraining from any mention of the General’s Miranda rights, before conducting their January 2017 interview with him, a practice regularly used by the FBI, in order to get “suspects” to incriminate themselves and to be charged with a crime, if they mislead agents.

 

In part, the notes read: “What is our goal? Truth/Admission or get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”

 

Even more disturbing, we now also know that the Special Counsel and Mueller’s “investigation” was always just a part of the larger effort to conceal this conspiracy, allowing FBI and DOJ officials involved in the conspiracy to hide all of the evidence inside Mueller’s operation, thus making it impossible for defense lawyers to access and impeding efforts by Congress too. This ploy also prevented the Trump administration from being able to conduct a proper investigation, even as Flynn’s original defense team, Covington & Burling, was selling him down the river and helping his antagonists frame him.

 

[Blog Editor – the point:

 

 

 

All documents that could have helped Flynn’s defense were systematically withheld by the FBI and the Department of Justice, preventing anyone — not just Flynn’s defense team — from uncovering the plot. Covington & Burling’s sudden release of long hidden documents suggests that they may have been part of this entire sorry plot, making them guilty of many crimes themselves.

 

To date and many tribulations later, the Good General is out $3.5 million to Covington & Burling, and he still had $4.6 million in unpaid legal bills as of last year. He was forced to sell his house in September 2018 to pay legal expenses, receiving $819,995, confirmed by Powell and Fox News. [Flynn Legal Defense Fund]

 

Highlighting just how vast this plot might actually be, on April 29th, Katie Pavlich asked two very important questions: “What did FBI Director Christopher Wray know and when? And why has he been covering for these scum bags?” Ms. Pavlich is an editor at the conservative news outlet of Townhall and a regular Fox News contributor.

 

Even more intriguing, there is now a whistleblower inside the FBI who has given information to The Federalist and the Daily Caller that claims Christopher Wray and his general counsel, Dana Boente, moved heaven and earth to try and prevent U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Jensen’s discoveries from being given to Sidney Powell, Flynn’s lawyer. Supposedly it was also Boente, who convinced Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the Trump/Russia collusion case, when he was then-Acting Deputy Attorney General, according to Joe DiGenova, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

 

DiGenova exclaimed: “This story is like a Russian novel. I mean, this is Dostoyevsky, it’s even better than Dostoyevsky.”

 

Other documents notably show that the FBI was prepared to formally close their investigation of Flynn and the case against him on January 4th 2017, but 20 minutes after the memorandum circulated, Peter Strzok, a rabidly anti-Trump agent, and other agents intervened and managed to keep the “case” ongoing. And this was immediately followed on January 5th by a meeting between President Obama, V.P Biden, FBI Director James Comey, Susan Rice — Flynn’s predecessor, and Attorney General Sally Yates, regarding how Comey would brief President-elect Donald Trump the next day, feeding him the false information contained in the fabricated Steele Dossier paid for by the Clinton campaign.

 

Remember also how Susan Rice would later write a memo on January 20th about the meeting, in a blatant attempt to cover her own ass, stating, “President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.” Rice wrote this during the very moments the FBI was preparing to go after Flynn in an all-out frontal assault.

 

These criminals in the upper echelons of the Obama administration had to find a way to remove Flynn, since he was the only member of President Trump’s inner circle who would immediately recognize what was being plotted against the new president. Flynn had also been the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Obama and he knew all the dirty secrets of the intelligence community, and he had enough scars from battles with the intelligence services to understand the underlying dynamics and the manner information was withheld and exploited by intelligence operators.

 

Flynn’s understanding of what was actually transpiring also moved him to initially offer a guilty plea, although he did not really believe he was guilty, and neither did the FBI agents who interviewed him; however, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s staff threatened to go after his son for failing to register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, he felt he had no good choice. This government coercion by way of threatening one’s family crosses many lines and should be setting off warning bells across the land, since the charge was once again a fabrication of a most foul nature.

 

Not long after the Good General was briefed by Sidney Powell, his defense lawyer, on the evidence revelations, he posted a video of the American Flag waving at his home, prompting Donald Trump, Jr. to write in a tweet: “Imagine having your life and reputation ruined by rogue US govt. officials. Then years later when the plot finally comes to light the first thing you do is post an American flag. This is the guy they want you to believe was a Russian asset.”

 

President Trump recently stated that Michael Flynn was victimized by “dirty, filthy cops at the top of the FBI.”

 

Utilizing tactics that would have made the Soviet NKVD of **Lefortova proud, these agents set off in search of a crime without the slightest concern for destroying the life of this fine brave man, a three star general, who had passionately fought America’s enemies and terrorism and dedicated his entire life to serving America. They placed their evil Machiavellian plot above their duty and above God and country, as they simultaneously acted to leverage General Flynn to testify against the President and others about alleged wrongdoing, in order to advance the Russia hoax to discredit President Trump and oust him; and, although they thought they were going to get away with their conspiracy, thanks to Sidney Powell’s tireless never-ending efforts, their gambit and conspiracy is on full display.

 

[**Blog Editor: Since polls have indicated that American Millennials are warming up to Communism, one should examine the life of a political prisoner in Lefortova Prison still in use today by the Russian Federation:

 

 

 

 

 

“Why does this even matter anymore?”, some may ask.

 

So many of America’s current troubles are due to the culture of pervasive dishonesty, corruption and criminal activity across all levels of U.S. government, every area of our national life, and, most arrogantly and insidiously, the anti-American lawlessness around the CIA, FBI and Department of Justice during and after the 2016 election. Anything goes and nothing matters in this war of politics that is sure to become a hot one with lead flying in all directions one day in the not too distant future, if we don’t reform our government and eradicate the vile vermin from its ranks and try with all our might to go on as a credible and moral nation.

 

K.T. McFarland explains it best: “Take politics out of it for a moment and consider this: a cabal of senior leaders of the FBI — unelected and accountable to no one — plotted against a newly elected President of the United States.”

 

The morning of April 30th, President Donald Trump tweeted: “What happened to General Michael Flynn, a war hero, should never be allowed to happen to a citizen of the United States again!”

 

America will never return to normal, until the American people are shown that real justice exists in this country, even as we note federal attorney John Durham’s investigation looms in the background and strives to do just that; and yet, Barr seems reluctant to go after the collaborators in Congress and the media. Every damned traitor to America, who took part in this seditious conspiracy operated by several agencies of the federal government against a decorated three star general — a conspiracy that extended to members of Congress who are not immune from prosecution for felony crimes — in an explicit effort to overthrow President Donald J. Trump, such as Barack Obama, Susan Rice, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, Michael Atkinson, Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, Dana Boente, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Colonel Alexander Vindman, William Priestap, James Baker (DOJ), James Baker (DOD), Eric Ciaramella, Robert Mueller, Senator Richard Burr, Representative Adam Schiff and a huge litany of many others, must be charged, prosecuted and imprisoned or executed, according to the depth of their complicity, before the regular wheels of justice and faith in the system can ever be reestablished. [Bold text agreement by the Editor]

 

If nothing is resolved and the status quo stands ….. if they are allowed to get away free and clear from these terrible deeds against a fine man such as General Flynn and a sitting U.S. President, rogue agents of any future administration will remain free and clear to do the same, and much worse to the average American, and no one should want that to be America’s future.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

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KERRY STATE DEPARTMENT PROMOTED STEELE DOSSIER AND RUSSIA COLLUSION FANTASY


Regardless of any claims to the contrary by former VP Biden and former President Obama, you have to be amazed on how corrupt and crooked the Obama Administration actually was! Thanks to Judicial Watch, more poop on what should be prosecutable corruption comes to light.

 

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KERRY STATE DEPARTMENT PROMOTED STEELE DOSSIER AND RUSSIA COLLUSION FANTASY

Let’s do a movie about this!

 

By Lloyd Billingsley

June 17, 2019

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Dept. of State

 

One day before the FBI launched its Trump-Russia investigation, Sovietophile academic Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ boss Bruce Ohr and an employee of Fusion GPS, met with former British spy Christopher Steele. The upper reaches of the FBI and DOJ – Ohr, McCabe, Comey, Strzok, Page and such – have drawn the most attention in the fake Russia collusion story. It now emerges that the elusive Steele also deployed collaborators at the U.S. Department of State.

 

As 43 pages of documents obtained by Judicial Watch explain, “State Department ‘Special Coordinator for Libya’ Jonathan Winer played a key role in facilitating dossier author Christopher Steele’s access to other top government officials,” and “prominent international business executives.”

 

According to the Middle East Institute, Jonathan M. Winer was “deputy assistant secretary of state for international law enforcement, and counsel to United States Senator John Kerry.” Winer has written and lectured widely on, among other things, “corruption, and U.S.-Russia issues,” which seems somewhat removed from the Yale alum’s background.

 

In November of 2014, Winer sought to hook up Steele with Nelson Cunningham, president of McLarty Associates, a consulting firm co-founded by former Clinton White House Counselor Thomas ‘Mack’ McLarty. Winer’s email describes Steele as “an old friend of mine,” and “a former senior British intelligence officer focusing on former Soviet Union with a number of US and European private sector clients these days…”

 

In November of 2014, Winer “openly acts as a liaison for Steele,” attempting to set up meetings for “Chris” and referencing “Three Orbis Reports” in the subject line of the email. That same month Winer set up Steele with Ariuna Namsrai of ACPO “one of the world’s leading advisory and advocacy communications consultancies.”

 

Jumping ahead to January of 2017, movie producer Eric Hamburg forwards an article on the Steele dossier to Winer, proclaiming “Let’s do a movie about this!” Hamburg is the producer of the 1995 Nixon, starring Anthony Hopkins and directed by Oliver Stone. As it happens, Hamburg’s IMDB profile shows him posing with Hillary Clinton.

 

In February of 2018, Winer wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post claiming that Steele told him in 2016 he had “learned of disturbing information regarding possible ties between Donald Trump, his campaign and senior Russian officials.” Steele and Clinton factotum Sidney Blumenthal approached Winer with “separate dossiers.” No word whether the DNC also paid for Blumenthal’s dossier and whether his high concept featured any Russian whores urinating on a bed. Scenarios like that doubtless had Eric Hamburg panting to produce a movie.

 

“These documents show that Fusion GPS and Clinton spy Christopher Steele had a close relationship with the Obama State Department,” said a statement from Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. “The State Department under John Kerry is emerging as another center of the Spygate conspiracy against President Trump.” That should come as no surprise.

 

Kerry once testified that U.S. actions in Vietnam were “reminiscent of Genghis Khan.” Kerry said the 2015 Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in France had a “sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy” and “a rationale that you could attach yourself to.” Kerry described the terrorist attack as obscurantisme, which even in French fell a bit short. The performance prompted Sen. John McCain to call Kerry, “the most inept secretary of state, certainly in my lifetime.” And when no longer Secretary of State, Kerry still acted like one.

 

After President Trump nixed the Iran deal, Kerry duly showed up in Iran for back-channel talks. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted Kerry for “actively undermining” administration’s policy toward the Islamic Republic.

 

For his part, Jonathan Winer was a State Department “Special Coordinator” for Libya, but what he managed to coordinate there remains unclear. For Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the murder of four Americans was all about some internet video, and after all, what did it matter?

 

As the State Department emails obtained by Judicial Watch show, Jonathan Winer was, in effect, Steele’s personal agent with the State Department, the Clinton propaganda machine, and even the entertainment industry. So Winer qualifies as an associate producer of the Russia collusion show, which the Democrat-media axis shows no sign of abandoning. It’s the biggest production on the left since Barry Soetoro teamed with David Axelrod on Dreams from My Father, which official biographer David Garrow called a novel, and the author a “composite character.”

 

Meanwhile, Attorney General William Barr is aiming at a broad-based, multifaceted investigation of the Russia collusion story’s origins. As other emails obtained by Judicial Watch reveal, the DOJ’s Bruce Ohr, Nellie’s husband, grabbed bonuses while that was going on, and bagged a pay raise after he lost his job as Associate Deputy Attorney General.

 

Prosecutor John Durham should find out if that was a reward for the Ohrs’ role in the illicit targeting of President Trump. In similar style, Durham might have a look at State Department records, and what they reveal about the multifaceted Jonathan Winer.

 

Curious observers might note that the State Department did not volunteer the material about Winer’s connections with Christopher Steele. Likewise, no congressional committee and nobody in the establishment media came up with the documents. The revelation resulted from legal action by Judicial Watch, whose motto is “because no one is above the law!” Other pertinent Judicial Watch revelations can be found at this link.

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Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records of Investigations into the Awan Brothers, Congressional Democrat IT Scandal


Unless the FBI rank and file begin contacting Congress (Probably the Senate since blind voters gave the House to the Dems) and blowing the whistle on what is apparent FBI leadership corruption and coverups to protect Dems & Obamanites, I will begin to consider the rank and file to be just as corrupt.

 

AND YES, fired/resigned former AG Jeff Sessions is part of this problem for failing in DOJ transparency of which the FBI is supposed to answer. So when hear Dems, many Republicans and definitely the Mainstream Media (including Fox News) tell you Sessions you a raw deal; those people are liars or idiots for being deceived.

 

Judicial Watch smells yet another FBI coverup to protect Dems. In this case Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz in relation to (Pakistani) Awan family members acting as IT specialists working for the Dems: Abid, Imran, Jamal and Hina R. Alvi.

 

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Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records of Investigations into the Awan Brothers, Congressional Democrat IT Scandal

 

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NOVEMBER 08, 2018

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(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for all records of communications relating to the investigation into former Democratic information technology (IT) staffers Abid Awan, Imran Awan, Jamal Awan and Hina R. Alvi (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-02563)).

 

Imran Awan and his family were banned from the House computer network in February 2017 after the House’s top law enforcement officer wrote that Imran is “an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening the integrity of our information systems,” and that a server containing evidence had gone “missing.” The inspector general said server logs showed “unauthorized access” and procurement records were falsified.

 

Imran Awan was Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top information technology aide. Most lawmakers fired Awan in February, but Wasserman Schultz kept him on until he was arrested in July, trying to board a flight for Pakistan.

 

Imran Awan was allowed a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to federal bank fraud but prosecutors found no evidence that Awan “violated federal law with respect to the House computer systems.”

 

The Judicial Watch lawsuit was filed after the FBI failed to respond adequately to two FOIA requests.

 

The FBI claimed it could neither confirm nor deny records related to the first request, filed on May 26, 2017, seeking:

 

  • All records related to any investigations or preliminary investigations involving former congressional IT support staffers Abid Awan, Imran Awan, Jamal Awan, and Hina R. Alvi. As part of this request, searches should of records [sic] should include, but not be limited to, the FBI automated indices, its older manual indices, and its Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Data Management System (EDMS), as well as cross-referenced files.

 

  • All records of communication sent to or from FBI employees, officials or contractors involving the subjects in bullet item 1.

 

The timeframe for the requested records is May 2015 to the present.

 

Further, the FBI claimed that records related to a July 3, 2018, FOIA request were located in an investigative file and exempt from disclosure. That request sought:

 

  • All records related to any investigations or preliminary investigations involving former congressional IT support staffers Abid Awan, Imran Awan, Jamal Awan, Hina R. Alvi and Rao Abbas. As part of this request, searches of records should include, but not be limited to, the FBI automated indices, its older manual indices, and its Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Data Management System (EDMS), as well as cross-referenced files.

 

  • All records of communications, including but not limited to emails (whether on .gov or non-.gov email accounts), text messages, instant chats or messages on the Lync system, sent to or from FBI employees, officials or contractors involving the Awan brothers, Ms. Alvi and Mr. Abbas. Records of communications searched should include but not be limited to those between FBI officials, employees and contractors and officials with the Capitol Police, the Office of the Inspector General of the House, and the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House.

 

“It’s time for the full truth to come out about the House Democrat IT scandal, especially with impending change of power in the House,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “There is hope that the new leadership at the DOJ will bring transparency to this case, as well as many pending FOIA investigations.”

 

On October 11, 2017, Judicial Watch President, Tom Fitton participated in a discussion between House members and experts regarding the Wasserman Schultz/Awan Brothers/IT scandal. During this discussion, Fitton stated:

 

“Frankly when it comes to crimes with a political component, I fear the Justice Department is going to fear to tread. And because of the political nature of what went on (with the Awan family) they’re not going to push the House … and I fear that the Justice Department will be fearful of raising these issues with the House for fear of embarrassing the leadership of both parties … and that’s something we need to push the Justice Department on. That they don’t under-charge or under-investigate this for fear of the consequences that will happen if they push further and find something that no one wants to find, which is a national security threat at our breast here in the House.”

 

On June 7, 2018, President Donald Trump tweeted, “Our Justice Department must not let Awan & Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the hook. The Democrat I.T. scandal is a key to much of the corruption we see today. They want to make a “plea deal” to hide what is on their Server. Where is Server? Really bad!”

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Judicial Watch FOIA Exposés of Obama Administration Criminality


John R. Houk, Blog Editor

October 19, 2018

The revelations of Obama/Clinton/Deep State crimes only matter if prosecutions begin!

 

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Judicial Watch: Federal Judge ‘Shocked’ Clinton Aide Granted Immunity by Justice Department

 

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Email Sent: Oct 17, 2018, 1:43 PM

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Court Criticizes State Department for Providing False Statements on Clinton Emails

 

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that in his opening remarks at a Friday, October 12 hearing, U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth strongly criticized the U.S. Department of State, stating, “The information that I was provided was clearly false regarding the adequacy of the [Clinton email] search and… what we now know turned out to be the Secretary’s email system.”

Turning his attention to the Department of Justice, Judge Lamberth said that he was “dumbfounded” by the agency’s Inspector General report revealing that Cheryl Mills had been given immunity and was allowed to accompany former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to her FBI interview:

I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in — by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case. So I did not know that until I read the IG report and learned that and that she had accompanied the Secretary to her interview.

(In an April 28, 2008, ruling relating to Mills’ conduct as a White House official in responding to concerns about lost White House email records, Judge Lamberth called Mills’ participation in the matter “loathsome.” He further stated Mills was responsible for “the most critical error made in this entire fiasco … Mills’ actions were totally inadequate to address the problem.”)

Lamberth also complained that the Justice Department attorney representing the State Department was using “doublespeak,” and playing “word games.”

The hearing had been ordered by Judge Lamberth regarding a request from Judicial Watch for testimony under oath from Clinton, Mills and several other State Department officials regarding the State Department’s processing of Judicial Watch’s FOIA request and Clinton’s emails. The State Department still opposes all of Judicial Watch’s requests for additional discovery into the Clinton email scandal.

Judge Lamberth said he was relieved that he did not allow the case to be shut down prematurely, as the State Department had requested:

 

The case started with a motion for summary judgment [seeking to close the case] here and which I denied and allowed limited discovery because it was clear to me that at the time that I ruled initially, that false statements were made to me by career State Department officials and it became more clear through discovery that the information that I was provided was clearly false regarding the adequacy of the search and this – what we now know turned out to be the Secretary’s email system.

I don’t know the details of what kind of IG inquiry there was into why these career officials at the State Department would have filed false affidavits with me. I don’t know the details of why the Justice Department lawyers did not know false affidavits were being filed with me, but I was very relieved that I did not accept them and that I allowed limited discovery into what had happened.

 

Judge Lamberth also said the State Department was using “doublespeak” and word games:

 

THE COURT: The State Department told me that it had produced all records when it moved for summary judgment and you filed that motion.  That was not true when that motion was filed.
MR. PRINCE: At that time, we had produced all –
THE COURT: It was not true.
MR. PRINCE: Yes, it was – well, Your Honor, it might be that our search could be found to be inadequate, but that declaration was absolutely true.
THE COURT: It was not true.  It was a lie.
MR. PRINCE: It was not a lie, Your Honor.
THE COURT: What – that’s doublespeak.

 

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PRINCE: There’s strong precedent saying that items not in the State’s possession do not need to be searched….

THE COURT:  And that’s because the Secretary was doing this on a private server?  So it wasn’t in the State’s possession?… So you’re playing the same word game she played?

 

In March 2016, Judge Lamberth granted “limited discovery” to Judicial Watch:

Where there is evidence of government wrong-doing and bad faith, as here, limited discovery is appropriate, even though it is exceedingly rare in FOIA cases.

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[Judicial Watch] is certainly entitled to dispute the State Department’s position that it has no obligation to produce these documents because it did not “possess” or “control” them at the time the FOIA request was made. The State Department’s willingness to now search documents voluntarily turned over to the Department by Secretary Clinton and other officials hardly transforms such a search into an “adequate” or “reasonable one. [Judicial Watch] is not relying on “speculation” or “surmise” as the State Department claims. [Judicial Watch] is relying on constantly shifting admissions by the Government and the former government officials.

 

The development comes in Judicial Watch’s July 2014 FOIA lawsuit filed after the U.S. Department of State failed to respond to a May 13, 2014 FOIA request (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)). Judicial Watch seeks:

 

  • Copies of any updates and/or talking points given to Ambassador Rice by the White House or any federal agency concerning, regarding, or related to the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

 

  • Any and all records or communications concerning, regarding, or relating to talking points or updates on the Benghazi attack given to Ambassador Rice by the White House or any federal agency.

 

This Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit led directly to the disclosure of the Clinton email system in 2015.

In May 2016, Judicial Watch filed an initial Proposed Order for Discovery seeking additional information. The State Department opposed Judicial Watch’s proposal, and in December 2016 Judge Lamberth requested both parties to file new proposed orders in light of information discovered in various venues since the previous May.

The full transcript of the hearing is available here.

“President Trump should ask why his State Department is still refusing to answer basic questions about the Clinton email scandal,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Hillary Clinton’s and the State Department’s email cover up abused the FOIA, the courts, and the American people’s right to know.”

Watch additional comments from Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton here.

 

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Judicial Watch: FBI Documents Detail Weiner Laptop/Clinton Email Find Just Before the 2016 Election

 

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‘A significant number of these 340,000 emails appeared to be between Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton …’

 

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that it has received 45 pages of FBI documents that reveal a “significant number” of 340,000 emails on the laptop of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner were between the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aide Huma Abedin.

Judicial Watch obtained the documents as the result of a September 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the Justice Department did not act on two FOIA requests for Anthony Weiner laptop investigation documents, including any Clinton emails found on the laptop (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No.1:18-cv-02105)).

The new documents include an October 3, 2016, email to a FBI official in New York that reads:

 

Just putting this on the record because of the optics of this case.

During the course of my review of a computer seized from Anthony Weiner, a seizure and search of which was authorized by an SDNY [Southern District of New York] Search Warrant, I encountered approximately/at least 340,000 emails stored on the computer. The large number of emails appears to be a result of a mail client program installed on that computer (such as Outlook) that pulled emails from servers belonging to both Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin.

A significant number of these 340,000 emails appeared to be between Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton (the latter who appears to have used a number of different email addresses). This is based simply a review of the header information. I did not review content of these emails, as the warrant only authorized me to view items that would give me probable cause to believe that CP [child pornography] evidence may reside therein.

SDNY is comfortable with me continuing my review as I have, which is to NOT read any emails to/from Anthony Weiner to which his wife, or a possible attorney is a party. Even if there is a third party on those emails, I will not review their content out of an abundance of caution. Obviously, I will not review any emails to which Anthony Weiner is not a party (such as emails between Ms. Abedin and Mrs. Clinton). I just wanted to formally bring this to your attention due to the pending election, the ongoing Congressional investigation into the FBI’s own investigation into Ms. Clinton’s email activities, etc.

 

The documents also include a September 29, 2016, FBI report indicating that after agents served unidentified persons with a grand jury subpoena on September 22, “Discussions immediately ensued between the US Attorneys’ Offices in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and [redacted], as well as the Department of Justice in Washington, DC.”

RealClear Investigations’ reporter Paul Sperry reported that only 3,077 of the emails found on the Weiner laptop “were directly reviewed for classified or incriminating information. Three FBI officials completed that work in a single 12-hour spurt the day before Comey again cleared Clinton of criminal charges.”

In a related case, Judicial Watch obtained an email revealing that fired FBI official Peter Strzok created the initial draft of the October 2016 letter then-FBI director James Comey sent to Congress notifying lawmakers of the discovery of Hillary Clinton emails on Weiner’s laptop.

The notification to Congress, according the DOJ IG, came a full month after the emails were discovered by the FBI on Weiner’s laptop. The delay, the IG suggests, may have been the result of anti-Trump bias by FBI official Peter Strzok and others:

 

In September 2016, the FBI’s New York Field Office (NYO) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) began investigating former Congressman Anthony Weiner for his online relationship with a minor. A federal search warrant was obtained on September 26, 2016, for Weiner’s iPhone, iPad, and laptop computer. The FBI obtained these devices the same day. The search warrant authorized the government to search for evidence relating to the following crimes: transmitting obscene material to a minor, sexual exploitation of children, and activities related to child pornography.

The Weiner case agent told the OIG that he began processing Weiner’s devices on September 26, and that he noticed “within hours” that there were “over 300,000 emails on the laptop.”

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In assessing the decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop, we were particularly concerned about text messages sent by Strzok and Page that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions they made were impacted by bias or improper considerations.

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After October 4, we found no evidence that anyone associated with the Midyear investigation, including the entire leadership team at FBI Headquarters, took any action on the Weiner laptop issue until the week of October 24, and then did so only after SDNY raised concerns about the lack of action.

 

“These new documents show the FBI knowingly sat on the Clinton emails for over a month before notifying Congress,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “And even worse, we now know the FBI didn’t even bother to look at the emails, and then again only partially, for weeks. The Clinton email scandal needs to be reviewed again and immediately by the Justice Department.”

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Gubarev’s Lawsuit will Expose Mueller Witch-Hunt


John R. Houk

© July 28, 2018

 

Persecutor-in-chief Robert Mueller has found ZERO criminal conspiracy between the Trump Campaign of 2016 and Russians. Or as the Leftist MSM might or should say – NO COLLUSION!

 

Aleksej Gubarev

 

Keeping this in mind, the Steele Dossier fake accusations against Donald Trump also accused Russian owned businesses of criminal hacking in election 2016. One of those accused Russians is tech mogul Aleksej Gubarev owner of Russian tech company XBT Holding which in turn owns Dallas based tech company Webzilla:

 

A report compiled by a former Western intelligence official as opposition research against Trump was made public Tuesday when BuzzFeed posted its 35 pages. The document included unsubstantiated claims of collusion between the Trump campaign team and the Kremlin.

 

It also alleged that global tech firm XBT Holding, with operations in Dallas, was instrumental in the hack of leaked Democratic Party emails that embarrassed Hillary Clinton and fellow Democrats.

 

XBT, owner of Dallas-based enterprise-hosting company Webzilla, is run by a successful Russian tech startup expert, Aleksej Gubarev. In a phone interview from Cyprus, where he said he’d lived since 2002, Gubarev said he was surprised to see his name in the report. (Tech firm named in Russian hacking report has operations in Dallas; By Wire Services; Dallas News; 1/11/17)

 

Aleksej Gubarev was not pleased to have his name associated with any kind of criminal election conspiracy. So, he is suing:

 

A Russian tech executive suing BuzzFeed News over the Steele dossier says he is vindicated by special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian nationals allegedly involved in cyber attacks against Democrats.

 

Aleksej Gubarev, the executive, says Mueller’s indictment shows he was not involved in hacks of Democratic National Committee emails, as the dossier alleges.

 

He has filed defamation lawsuits against BuzzFeed News, the website’s editor, Ben Smith and dossier author Christopher Steele. BuzzFeed published the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017. Steele, a former British spy, compiled the dossier as part of an anti-Trump research project funded by the DNC and Clinton campaign.

 

READ THE REST (RUSSIAN SUING OVER STEELE DOSSIER CALLS MUELLER INDICTMENT AN ‘UTTER VINDICATION’; By Chuck Ross; Daily Caller; 7/13/2018 11:53 PM)

 

And Tyler Durden reports:

 

A Russian venture capitalist and tech executive accused in the Steele dossier of “using botnets and porn traffic” to conduct cyberattacks on Democrats says that Friday’s indictment of 12 Russian nationals for hacking the DNC is an “utter vindication,” reports the Daily Caller.

 

 

In order to help defend themselves against Gubarev, BuzzFeed filed a lawsuit against the DNC to force them to hand over information related to the “Steele Dossier” after the DNC ignored a subpoena for proof they were hacked – including “digital remnants left by the Russian state operatives,” as well as a full version of the hacking report prepared by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike.

 

The DNC notably wouldn’t allow FBI investigators to look at the server, instead relying on the hacking report prepared by CrowdStrike (founded by Russian expat Dimitri Alperovitch – who sits on the very Anti-Russian Atlantic Council along with Evelyn “loose lips” Farkas).

 

“As part of the discovery process, BuzzFeed is attempting to verify claims in the dossier that relate to the hacking of the DNC,” said BuzzFeed spokesman Matt Mittenhal in a statement. “We’re asking a federal court to force the DNC to follow the law and allow BuzzFeed to fully defend its First Amendment rights.”

 

READ ENTIRETY (Russian Suing Over Steele Dossier Says Mueller Hacking Indictment An “Utter Vindication”; By Tyler Durden; Zero Hedge; 7/14/18 15:55)

 

Aleksej Gubarev recently learned that “District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled that the firm’s client relationships “are not protected from disclosure by the First Amendment even though the opposition research it conducts on behalf of clients may be political in nature.”

 

Although Gubarev may believe Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian GRU spies exonerates him of any complicity, Mueller have opened himself to proof his persecution of Trump is indeed a needless politically motivated witch-hunt.

 

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Federal Judge Orders Fusion GPS To Provide Essential Answers

 

By Mark Megahan

27 JUL 2018 5:35 PM

UPDATED: 27 JUL 2018 6:18 PM

Conservative Daily Post

 

The Federal judge’s ruling was ‘everything’ that the lawyer for a Russian dot-com executive slandered by Christopher Steele had ‘hoped for.’ After using every legal stalling trick they could think of, the executives of Fusion GPS, including Glenn Simpson, are now compelled to answer key and sensitive questions at the heart of the controversy.

 

Outraged citizens have long been demanding to know how Barack Obama’s Department of Justice was corrupted into a more “Nixonian” political weapon than what happened at the Watergate hotel and now we will get to find out.

 

Unswayed by weak arguments put forth by Fusion GPS and it’s founder Glenn Simpson, District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled that the firm’s client relationships “are not protected from disclosure by the First Amendment even though the opposition research it conducts on behalf of clients may be political in nature.”

 

Ungaro issued a ruling on Tuesday that pleased the American public a lot more than the lawyer for Russian mogul Aleksej Gubarev, but he’s ecstatic. In fact, the ruling has implications for the DNC.

 

Attorney Evan Fray-Witzer happily declared. “This ruling gave us everything that we had hoped for.” It was a long battle. “After a year of trying everything they could think of to avoid being deposed, Fusion is finally going to have to sit down and answer our questions.”

 

Outraged citizens have long been demanding to know how Barack Obama’s Department of Justice was corrupted into a more “Nixonian” political weapon than what happened at the Watergate hotel, and now they will get to find out.

 

As stated in the final order, “Representatives of Fusion GPS must answer a broad array of questions about the opposition research firm’s role in creating, investigating and disseminating the infamous Steele dossier.”

 

For over a year, Gubarev has been trying to interrogate Glenn Simpson and other Fusion GPS management in depositions, which are sessions of sworn testimony that happen in the lawyer’s offices, “to determine the purported factual basis for the dossier’s allegedly defamatory statements.”

 

The underlying defamation suit was filed against left-leaning news outlet BuzzFeed News. It spans two continents with one part filed in London and another filed in Miami, Florida.

 

The trial in Miami is scheduled to get underway this November. In the European half of the case, a British court also recently ruled in Gubarev’s favor, ordering that Christopher Steele will have to take the stand for questioning.

 

Gubarev alleges that Steele “defamed him,” by reporting that two of his companies, XBT Holding S.A. and its subsidiary, Webzilla, hijacked Democratic Party computers “using botnets and porn traffic to transmit viruses, plant bugs, steal data and conduct ‘altering operations.’”

 

Steele’s dossier blamed Webzilla for the hack. Now the Democratic National Committee will be deposed and asked to prove it.

 

The DNC has been frantically fighting a subpoena demanding “technical information” that they really don’t want to release.

 

Gubarev told them to fork over anything they might have, backing up their story with “‘clues’ and ‘evidence’ left behind by the cyber-intruders who breached the DNC’s network in 2016.”

 

Ungaro is allowing Gubarev’s attorneys to grill Fusion GPS representatives “about the firm’s dossier clients, its efforts to verify the dossier, its decision to hire dossier author Christopher Steele and its interactions with government officials and media outlets, including BuzzFeed.”

 

It seemed intentional to Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and fellow lawmaker Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that all of Steele’s inflammatory material was leaked to the press, so they are digging into whether “Steele coordinated in any way with employees of the FBI or DOJ,” to leak the dossier to the media.

 

Other big questions that conservative lawmakers are asking are, did “the FBI, DOJ, or Office of National Intelligence” have a copy of the dossier before January 10, 2017; did Senator John McCain get a copy of the dossier’s first 33 pages on or about December 9, 2016 and; “whether, prior to January 10, 2017, Mr. Clapper, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Brennan, and/or Mr. Comey briefed President Obama about the Dossier and provided a synopsis of it.”

 

According to a disillusioned investigator on the Crossfire Hurricane investigation that turned whistleblower, Hillary Clinton was right in the middle of everything.

 

“The dossier and its related dirt was on a circular flight path aboard a courier service called ‘Air Clinton,’ and the FBI kept signing for the packages.”

 

Multiple versions of the same bogus information were hand carried around the globe by known Clinton “operatives” as mutually corroborating “support.”

 

When Peter Strzok’s FBI superiors wanted to know “which one” leaked to BuzzFeed, he told them it had to come from John McCain.

 

“The set is only identical to what McCain had. (it has differences from what was given to us by Corn and Simpson),” Strzok wrote in a recently surfaced email.

 

“Simpson all but acknowledged he and Steele provided the information to McCain ally David Kramer, who provided it to the Arizona senator to forward to the FBI.”

 

Christopher Steele alleged in previous testimony that he warned Kramer that the evidence in his file was “raw intelligence,” when he handed it over.

 

He only wanted McCain to have it for “analyzing, investigating and verifying” the contents and decide if action was “necessary for the purpose of protecting US national security.”

 

It also highlights just how extensively Clinton influenced and directed what would eventually become Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion special investigation.

 

Without checking any of the information, Obama administration officials presented it to the FISA court to get political wiretaps.

 

Strzok’s email also contradicts Glenn Simpson’s prior testimony to Congress under oath. He swore that the FBI didn’t get his copy, only Christopher Steele’s.

 

Former bureau investigators who reviewed Strzok’s text message note that “the FBI is supposed to be immune to manipulation by circular information flows, especially with sensitive investigations such as evaluating whether a foreign power tampered with an American election.”

 

In this case, they explain, “the generally same information kept walking through the FBI’s door for months, recycled each time by a new character with ties to Hillary Clinton or hatred for Trump.”

 

As American Thinker pointed out in anticipation of Inspector General Horowitz’ investigation report, the scheme engineered by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democrat National Committee “is going to make Watergate look like the petty burglary it was.”

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True Election Collusion – THE MEMO:


Dems, FBI Leadership & DOJ Leadership

John R. Houk

© February 2, 2018

 

Donald on releasing the FISA Memo (though updated to make the FBI happy) for public consumption:

 

[A] lot of people should be ashamed of themselves.” (quote from BPR)

 

VIDEO: TRUMP REACTS TO FISA MEMO: “I Think It’s Terrible. I Think It’s a Disgrace”

 

Posted by james hoft

Published on Feb 2, 2018

 

TRUMP REACTS TO FISA MEMO: “I Think It’s Terrible. I Think It’s a Disgrace What’s Happening in Our Country”

 

When you read the FISA Memo you must realize it was sanitized to allegedly protect sources and methods of investigation. Even so, it is not a difficult stretch to understand the nefarious nature that Donald Trump was targeted before and after the November 2016 election by Obama Administration leadership (probably including Obama himself). The weaponized police state of Obama, the Dems AND Crooked Hillary tried to feloniously steal the election and failing that, STILL use false and/or fake data to impeach a duly elected President.

 

AND the American free press (aka the Leftist MSM) have been full participants in disseminating the falsified/fake data to an American public of which many believe the Mainstream Media is still a credible source of news.

 

So, this is what I’m going to do for my blog readers. First, I am posting a Fox News’ Catherine Herridge report. Second, the FISA Memo sourced from the Western Journal. WJ leaves out the intro on the original Memo so I am extracting from a pdf downloaded from SCRIBD courtesy of the fake news channel CNBC.com. Last but not least – third, BPR review article entitled, “7 biggest takeaways from the FISA memo that was just released”.

 

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VIDEO: ITS FINALLY HAPPENING!! 4 PAGE FISA MEMO DECLASSIFIED #TRUMP RELEASES 4 PAGE FISA MEMO

 

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Published on Feb 2, 2018

 

ITS FINALLY HAPPENING!! 4 PAGE FISA MEMO DECLASSIFIED #TRUMP RELEASES 4 PAGE FISA MEMO

 

SHOCKING revelations

 

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THE WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON
February 2, 2018

 

The Honorable Devin Nunes

Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
United States Capitol

Washington, DC 20515

 

Dear Mr. Chairman:

 

On January 29, 2018, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (hereinafter “the Committee”) voted to disclose publicly a memorandum containing classified information provided to the Committee in connection with its oversight activities (the “Memorandum,” which is attached to this letter). As provided by clause 11(g) of Rule of the House of Representatives, the Committee has forwarded this Memorandum to the President based on its determination that the release of the Memorandum would serve the public interest.

 

The Constitution vests the President with the authority to protect national security secrets from it disclosure. As the Supreme Court has recognized, it is the President’s responsibility to classify, declassify, and control access to information bearing on our intelligence sources and methods and national defense. See, e.g., Dep’t of Navy v. Egan, 484 US. 518, 527 (1988). In order to facilitate appropriate congressional oversight, the Executive Branch may entrust classified information to the appropriate committees of Congress, as it has done in connection with the Committee’s oversight activities here. The Executive Branch does so on the assumption that the Committee will responsibly protect such classified information, consistent with the laws of the United States.

 

The Committee has now determined that the release of the Memorandum would be appropriate. The Executive Branch, across Administrations of both parties, has worked to accommodate congressional requests to declassify specific materials in the public interest.1 However, public release of classified information by unilateral action of the Legislative Branch is extremely rare and raises significant separation of powers concerns. Accordingly, the Committee’s request to release the Memorandum is interpreted as a request for declassification pursuant to the President’s authority.

 

The President understands that the protection of our national security represents his highest obligation. Accordingly, he has directed lawyers and national security staff to assess the

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1 See, e.g. S. Rept. 114-8 at 12 (Administration of Barack Obama) (“On April 3, 2014 . . . the Committee agreed to send the revised Findings and Conclusions, and the updated Executive Summary of the Committee Study, to the President for declassification and public release”); H. Rept. 107-792 (Administration of George W. Bush) (similar); E.O. 12812 (Administration of George H.W. Bush) (noting Senate resolution requesting that President provide for declassification of certain information Via Executive Order).

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declassification request, consistent with established standards governing the handling of classified information, including those under Section 3.1(d) of Executive Order 13526. Those standards permit declassification when the public interest in disclosure outweighs any need to protect the information. The White House review process also included input from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice. Consistent with this review and these standards, the President has determined that declassification of the Memorandum is appropriate.

 

Based on this assessment and in light of the significant public interest in the memorandum, the President has authorized the declassification of the Memorandum. To be clear, the Memorandum reflects the judgments of its congressional authors. The President understands that oversight concerning matters related to the Memorandum may be continuing. Though the circumstances leading to the declassification through this process are extraordinary, the Executive Branch stands ready to work with Congress to accommodate oversight requests consistent with applicable standards and processes, including the need to protect intelligence sources and methods.

 

Sincerely,

Donald F. McGahn II

Counsel to the President

 

Here’s the Full Text of the FISA Memo Written by Rep. Devin Nunes

 

By George Upper 
February 2, 2018 at 12:05pm

The Western Journal

 

In all cases, any typographical emphasis — whether bold type, italics or underline — is original to the memo. Our goal here was to provide as accurate a representation of the original document as possible while still making it a little easier to read than the facsimile versions currently available online. — Ed. Note

 

January 18, 2018

To: HPSCI Majority Members

From: HPSCI Majority Staff

Subject: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Purpose

 

This memorandum provides Members an update on significant facts relating to the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and their use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during the 2016 presidential election cycle. Our findings, which are detailed below, 1) raise concerns with the legitimacy and legality of certain DOJ and FBI interactions with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), and 2) represent a troubling breakdown of legal processes established to protect the American people from abuses related to the FISA process.

 

Investigation Update

 

On October 21, 2016, DOJ and FBI sought and received a FISA probable cause order (not under Title VII) authorizing electronic surveillance on Carter Page from the FISC. Page is a U.S. citizen who served as a volunteer advisor to the Trump presidential campaign. Consistent with requirements under FISA, the application had to be first certified by the Director or Deputy Director of the FBI. It then required the approval of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General (DAG), or the Senate-confirmed Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division.

 

The FBI and DOJ obtained one initial FISA warrant targeting Carter Page and three FISA renewals from the FISC. As required by statute (50 U.S.C. §,1805(d)(l)), a FISA order on an American citizen must be renewed by the FISC every 90 days and each renewal requires a separate finding of probable cause. Then-Director James Comey signed three FISA applications in question on behalf of the FBI, and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe signed one. Then-DAG Sally Yates, then-Acting DAG Dana Boente, and DAG Rod Rosenstein each signed one or more FISA applications on behalf of DOJ

 

Due to the sensitive nature of foreign intelligence activity, FISA submissions (including renewals) before the FISC are classified. As such, the public’s confidence in the integrity of the FISA process depends on the court’s ability to hold the government to the highest standard—particularly as it relates to surveillance of American citizens. However, the FISC’s rigor in protecting the rights of Americans, which is reinforced by 90-day renewals of surveillance orders, is necessarily dependent on the government’s production to the court of all material and relevant facts. This should include information potentially favorable to the target of the FISA application that is known by the government. In the case of Carter Page, the government had at least four independent opportunities before the FISC to accurately provide an accounting of the relevant facts. However, our findings indicate that, as described below, material and relevant information was omitted.

 

1) The “dossier” compiled by Christopher Steele (Steele dossier) on behalf of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign formed an essential part of the Carter Page FISA application. Steele was a longtime FBI source who was paid over $160,000 by the DNC and Clinton campaign, via the law firm Perkins Coie and research firm Fusion GPS, to obtain derogatory information on Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

 

a) Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior DOJ and FBI officials.

b) The initial FISA application notes Steele was working for a named U.S. person, but does not name Fusion GPS and principal Glenn Simpson, who was paid by a U.S. law firm (Perkins Coie) representing the DNC (even though it was known by DOJ at the time that political actors were involved with the Steele dossier). The application does not mention Steele was ultimately working on behalf of—and paid by—the DNC and Clinton campaign, or that the FBI had separately authorized payment to Steele for the same information.

2) The Carter Page FISA application also cited extensively a September 23, 2016, Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff, which focuses on Page’s July 2016 trip to Moscow. This article does not corroborate the Steele dossier because it is derived from information leaked by Steele himself to Yahoo News. The Page FISA application incorrectly assesses that Steele did not directly provide information to Yahoo News. Steele has admitted in British court filings that he met with Yahoo News — and several other outlets — in September 2016 at the direction of Fusion GPS. Perkins Coie was aware of Steele’s initial media contacts because they hosted at least one meeting in Washington D.C. in 2016 with Steele and Fusion GPS where this matter was discussed.

 

a) Steele was suspended and then terminated as an FBI source for what the FBI defines as the most serious of violations—an unauthorized disclosure to the media of his relationship with the FBI in an October 30, 2016, Mother Jonesarticle by David Corn. Steele should have been terminated for his previous undisclosed contacts with Yahoo and other outlets in September— before the Page application was submitted to the FISC in October — but Steele improperly concealed from and lied to the FBI about those contacts.

b) Steele’s numerous encounters with the media violated the cardinal rule of source handling — maintaining confidentiality — and demonstrated that Steele had become a less than reliable source for the FBI.

 

3) Before and after Steele was terminated as a source, he maintained contact with DOJ via then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, a senior DOJ official who worked closely with Deputy Attorneys General Yates and later Rosenstein. Shortly after the election, the FBI began interviewing Ohr, documenting his communications with Steele. For example, in September 2016, Steele admitted to Ohr his feelings against then-candidate Trump when Steele said he “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.” (Emphasis Nunes’.) This clear evidence of Steele’s bias was recorded by Ohr at the time and subsequently in official FBI files — but not reflected in any of the Page FISA applications.

 

a) During this same time period, Ohr’s wife was employed by Fusion GPS to assist in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump. Ohr later provided the FBI with all of his wife’s opposition research, paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign via Fusion GPS. The Ohrs’ relationship with Steele and Fusion GPS was inexplicably concealed from the FISC.

 

4) According to the head of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, Assistant Director Bill Priestap, corroboration of the Steele dossier was in its “infancy” at the time of the initial Page FISA application. After Steele was terminated, a source validation report conducted by an independent unit within FBI assessed Steele’s reporting as only minimally corroborated. Yet, in early January 2017, Director Comey briefed President-elect Trump on a summary of the Steele dossier, even though it was — according to his June 2017 testimony — “salacious and unverified.” While the FISA application relied on Steele’s past record of credible reporting on other unrelated matters, it ignored or concealed his anti-Trump financial and ideological motivations. Furthermore, Deputy Director McCabe testified before the Committee in December 2017 that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISC without the Steele dossier information.

 

5) The Page FISA application also mentions information regarding fellow Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, but there is no evidence of any cooperation or conspiracy between Page and Papadopoulos. The Papadopoulos information triggered the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation in late July 2016 by FBI agent Pete Strzok. Strzok was reassigned by the Special Counsel’s Office to FBI Human Resources for improper text messages with his mistress, FBI Attorney Lisa Page (no known relation to Carter Page), where they both demonstrated a clear bias against Trump and in favor of Clinton, whom Strzok had also investigated. The Strzok/Lisa Page texts also reflect extensive discussions about the investigation, orchestrating leaks to the media, and include a meeting with Deputy Director McCabe to discuss an “insurance” policy against President Trump’s election.

 

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7 biggest takeaways from the FISA memo that was just released

 

By Luis Miguel 

February 2, 2018

BizPac Review

 

By declassifying the memo, President Trump just blew up Washington, D.C.

 

The controversial FISA memo, released by the House Intelligence Committee to the public on Friday, contains a number of bombshell revelations related to the FBI’s surveillance on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.

 

At least one Republican, Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, concluded that the document shows “clear and convincing evidence of treason.”

 

Here are the biggest takeaways.

 

  1. Andrew McCabe admitted the dossier was used as the justification to secure a FISA warrant on Carter Page

 

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon).

 

“Deputy Director McCabe testified before the Committee in December 2017 that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISC [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court] without the Steele dossier information.”

 

  1. The FBI’s probe into the Trump campaign was triggered by aide George Papadopoulos

 

Former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.

“The Papadopoulos information triggered the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation in late July 2016 by FBI agent Pete Strzok.”

 

  1. The FBI had no evidence of a connection between Papadopoulos and Page

 

Former Trump adviser Carter Page. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite).

 

“The Page FISA application also mentions information regarding fellow Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, but there is no evidence of any cooperation or conspiracy between Page and Papadopoulos.”

 

  1. The FBI knew the DNC and Clinton campaign were behind the dossier–but didn’t disclose that knowledge to the FISA court

 

Former FBI Director James Comey. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File).

 

“Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or. any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior and FBI officials.”

 

“The initial FISA application notes Steele was working for a named US. person, but does not name Fusion GPS and principal Glenn Simpson, who was paid by a US. law firm (Perkins Coie) representing the DNC (even though it was known by DOI at the, time that political actors were involved with the Steele dossier).”

 

  1. The FBI paid Christopher Steele to work on the dossier

 

Christopher Steele, the former MI6 agent who compiled the Trump dossier. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images).

 

“The application does not mention Steele was ultimately working on behalf of – and paid by – the DNC and Clinton campaign, or that the FBI had separately authorized payment to Steele for the same information.”

 

  1. Top DOJ official Bruce Ohr met with Steele in 2016 and told the FBI the British spy had an anti-Trump bias

 

Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, which paid for the dossier on behalf of the DNC and Clinton campaign. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais).

 

“Before and after Steele was terminated as a source, he maintained contact with DOJ via then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, a senior DOJ official who worked closely with Deputy Attorneys General Yates and later Rosenstein.

 

“Shortly after the election, the FBI began interviewing Ohr, documenting his communications with Steele. For example, in September 2016, Steele admitted to Ohr his feelings against then-candidate Trump when Steele said he ‘was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.’

 

“This clear evidence of Steele’s bias was recorded by Ohr at the time and subsequently in official FBI files, but not reflected in any of the Page FISA applications.”

 

  1. The memo reveals which officials green-lighted surveillance on Carter

 

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik).

 

“As required by statute, a FISA order on an American citizen must be renewed by the FISC every 90 days and each renewal requires a separate finding of probable cause.

 

“Then-Director James Comey signed three FISA applications in question on behalf of the FBI, and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe signed one. Sally Yates, then-Acting DAG Dana Boente, and DAG Rod Rosenstein each signed one or more FISA applications on behalf of DOJ.”

 

In response to the memo, President Trump said “it’s a disgrace what’s happening in our country” and that “a lot of people should be ashamed of themselves.”

 

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“A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves,” Trump said over the revelations.

 

The president couldn’t have put it any better.

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Hannity & Carter Have Facts on Deep State Crimes


John R. Houk

© January 19, 2018

A few days ago, ex-President and probable treasonous criminal Barack Hussein Obama called fans of Fox News are people from a different planet. The thing that Obama and his cadres can’t stand is that Planet Fox is not intimidated by the Left and share verified info that exposes the nefarious Left.

 

Yes, I have had some issues with Fox News because sometimes they report a Left-Wing meme. You know, I have concluded those discrepancies I’ve disagreed with can probably be chalked up to Fox News attempting to offer the Left a voice in the name of balanced reporting.

 

I don’t know if you have noticed that when a Conservative appears on MSM news outlets the Leftists gang up by spewing propaganda attempting to shame the Conservative into silence. If that doesn’t work, then Left cuts out the mike not allowing the facts to disseminate the MSM listeners.

 

When a Leftie appears on Fox News (and it happens all the time), the program host usually allows the Leftist to spew his/her lies until they become too egregious in which case an interruption follows to straiten out the facts. When the Leftist will have nothing to do with the facts by trying to shout down the program host, so the facts don’t contradict the lies, then and only then is there a cut-the-mike situation on Fox News.

 

Sean Hannity has quickly risen to the top of my favorite Conservative hosts on Fox News. Very few Leftists have the courage to face Hannity because he is an in-your-face kind of Conservative.

 

Hannity has been incredible in reporting the corruption and nefarious acts going on to end President Trump’s Presidency. He has nearly been a lone wolf in his aggressive opinion based reporting that uses documentation and credible sources to form those hard-hitting opinions.

 

Now that documentation appears imminent to be released to the public demonstrating just how far the Dems are willing to go to use political lying in a political coup against President Trump, most Americans should begin to give Hannity some hero cred. That is unless the American cannot comprehend the truth due to becoming brainwashed by the Leftist MSM.

 

After the facts become public, you can measure if you’ve been brainwashed or not.

 

Here is some Fox News (on in the case I’m presenting – Fox Business News) and Hannity reporting on some of the documentation exposing a corrupt government in the FBI and DOJ. (Which I hope leads exposing corruption in Crooked Hillary’s State Department and Obama’s operation of the Executive Branch.)

 

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Sean Hannity Sara Carter FISA memo

 

The Gateway Pundit provides a great summation exposed by Sara Carter.

 

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WOW! Sara Carter Reveals FISA Memo Is So “Explosive” That It Could END Mueller Investigation

 

By Joshua Caplan

January 18, 2018

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The House Intel panel’s passage of New York Republican Rep. Peter King’s motion to release the FISA abuse memo to fellow House members has rocked Washington, D.C.

 

Lawmakers from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) have called for the classified memo’s immediate release. According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, the contents of the memo are so “explosive,” that it could end special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe once and for all.

 

Sara Carter: Comey, McCabe, Mueller & Rosenstein

 

Sara Carter reports:

 

A review of a classified document outlining what is described as extensive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse was made available to all House members Thursday and the revelations could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and Department of Justice, several sources with knowledge of the document stated. These sources say the report is “explosive,” stating they would not be surprised if it leads to the end of Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates. […]

 

Congressional members are hopeful that the classified information will be declassified and released to the public.

 

“We probably will get this stuff released by the end of the month,” stated a congressional member, who asked not to be named.

 

But the government official, who viewed the document said “it will be tough for a lot of people to see this and especially the media, which has been attempting to deemphasize the dossier. It’s going to punch a hole in their collusion narrative.”

 

On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee quietly voted to make available to fellow House members “a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program,” reports Fox News’ Chad Pergram. Rep Lee Zeldin (R-NY) is demanding the secret memo be released immediately.

 

 

 

“Just read the classified doc @HPSCI re FISA abuse. I’m calling for its immediate public release w/relevant sourced material. The public must have access ASAP! #Transparency.”

 

 

 

“Releasing this classified info doesn’t compromise good sources & methods. It reveals the feds’ reliance on bad sources & methods,” added Zeldin.

 

As The Gateway Pundit‘s Jim Hoft reported, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) joined Liz Claman on FOX Business Network to discuss the FISA abuse report.

 

Rep. Gaetz told Claman:

 

“The allegations contained in this important intelligence document go to the very foundations of our democracy and they require an immediate release to the public in my opinion.”

 

 

 

Carter’s story comes amid reports former White House Strategist Steve Bannon has reached a deal to meet with Mueller, rather than appear before a grand jury.

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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

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

 

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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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