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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Stopping Robert Mueller to protect us all
[The Hill] The "deep state" is in a deep state of desperation. With little time left before the Justice Department inspector general’s report becomes public, and with special counsel Robert Mueller having failed to bring down Donald Trump after a year of trying, they know a reckoning is coming.

At this point, there is little doubt that the highest echelons of the FBI and the Justice Department broke their own rules to end the Hillary Clinton "matter," but we can expect the inspector general to document what was done or, more pointedly, not done. It is hard to see how a year-long investigation of this won’t come down hard on former FBI Director James Comey and perhaps even former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who definitely wasn’t playing mahjong in a secret "no aides allowed" meeting with former President Clinton on a Phoenix airport tarmac.

With this report on the way and congressional investigators beginning to zero in on the lack of hard, verified evidence for starting the Trump probe, current and former intelligence and Justice Department officials are dumping everything they can think of to save their reputations.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2018 07:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A story the other day of a mother, in the midst of an ugly divorce, grabbed her child and jumped off a multistory building, killing both. I suspect the entrenched power mongers and lusters, the progressive-apparatchik complex, are doing the same thing with the last vestiges of the old republic.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/21/2018 8:33 Comments || Top||

#2  That's my theory about EUropeans, P2k.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/21/2018 10:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Seems to be pinning an awful lot on the Inspector General's report.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/21/2018 11:06 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ or the Republicans having enough backbone to pursue the matter to a conclusion
Posted by: jpal || 05/21/2018 11:16 Comments || Top||

Rosenstein ORDERS probe into Trump spying…
[Fox via Right Scoop] Well Trump demanded it today, and Rosenstein followed the command.

From Fox News:

The Justice Department asked its watchdog to look into any alleged "impropriety or political motivation" in the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, the DOJ said Sunday night ‐ hours after President Trump ordered a review looking into whether federal agents infiltrated or surveilled his campaign for political purposes.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under:

#1  To do: Find a bunch of swamprats to do the investigation, grant everyone immunity, question a few behind closed doors, forget to write down softball questions and answers, declare "matter" closed.
Posted by: gorb || 05/21/2018 0:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Rosentein? Would somebody find Sessions and determine if he is not just a figment of my imagimation?
Posted by: Omeger Gray6606 || 05/21/2018 2:56 Comments || Top||

#3  FBI going to investigate itself.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/21/2018 3:00 Comments || Top||

#4  When does the CIA get it's anal probe?
Posted by: Climble Pheper1755 || 05/21/2018 5:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Why when I see this The Justice Department asked its watchdog do I always flash on Foghorn Leghorn cartoons? George P. Dog to the rescue?
Posted by: AlanC || 05/21/2018 8:21 Comments || Top||

#6  whimper...Do we need another special prosecutor?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/21/2018 10:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Let me guess... He'll appoint that guy Mueller as a special prosecutor to investigate it.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/21/2018 10:36 Comments || Top||

#8  He's expanded the IG Horowitz's purview, which probably already included this aspect
Posted by: Frank G || 05/21/2018 11:20 Comments || Top||

#9  They will turn the IG on this and it will not go well for some folks. CNN was reporting that Rosenstein would resign before ordering the probe.... Love the truthful CNN.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 05/21/2018 14:35 Comments || Top||

#10  Trump just got his pick to lead the CIA approved. Largest threat to US democracy is the FBI (hint, hint).
Posted by: Omeger Gray6606 || 05/21/2018 14:46 Comments || Top||

#11  Just another excuse, now it will be "We can't comment because we are investigating internal corruption!?!"
Posted by: magpie || 05/21/2018 15:52 Comments || Top||

#12  That was a release statement for anyone thinking of saving their skin in the mess. Anyone in the belly of this coup who steps forward publicly with a mea culpa and a list of names and actions has a reasonable expectation of a 'get out of jail' card. The prisoner's dilemma.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/21/2018 16:25 Comments || Top||

Nunnes: If 'taxpayer' money was used for 'spy ring' it's over
[Breitbart] House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said if the reports of a potential FBI informant in the 2016 presidential campaign of President Donald Trump were true that is an "absolute red line."

Nunes said, "If any of that is true, if they ran a spy ring or informant ring and paying people within the Trump campaign ‐ if any of that is true, that is an absolute red line."

He continued, "If they paid someone, it’s an absolute red line, and this is over with. I don’t know how to say this. There is no possible way that we should be allowing ‐ even if it was legal, we should never allow this in this country. Congress should not allow for anything like this to ever occur again to any political campaign if it in fact happened. This is why I’ll say again all they have to do is provide us documentation."

He added, "What I’m saying when I say it’s over is this whole thing is a scam. There is real abuse here."
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I thought that was the whole point of the Mueller sham.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/21/2018 3:58 Comments || Top||

#2  May 15: The Office of Net Assessment paid Stefan Halper...why?

2 payments for $410,000
Posted by: Climble Pheper1755 || 05/21/2018 12:54 Comments || Top||

#3  He was a part-time Klingon source (also known as a stringer). A computer forensic expert working for Net Assessments, and able to line dancing in circles. A truly remarkable man.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2018 13:24 Comments || Top||

John Brennan Fires Warning Shot to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell After POTUS Orders DOJ to Investigate FBI's Campaign Infiltration
Additional confirmation of the existence of the Shadow Government.
[Gateway Pundit] Former CIA Director-turned-Twitter troll, John Brennan lashed out at Trump on Sunday evening after the President ordered the DOJ to investigate the FBI’s infiltration of his campaign.

Brennan also fired a warning shot to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, claiming they will ’bear the majority of the responsibility of the harm done to our democracy’ if they don’t stop Trump.

As previously reported by TGP’s Kristinn Taylor, President Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon he is ordering the Justice Department to investigate whether the Obama administration spied on his 2016 presidential campaign.

The order comes on the heels of leaks to the New York Times and Washington Post that the Obama administration had an "informant" make several approaches to three Trump campaign officials, included one that involved an offer of cash and another an offer to "advise" the campaign.

Trump tweeted: "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes ‐ and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!" the president tweeted.

Related: BB4SP - Former CIA Agent to John Brennan: “Your Day of Judgement Is Coming”
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [335 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This twerp Brennan is very close to the top of my "perp-walk parade" wish list. The Hildabeast is number one, of course.
Posted by: PBMcL || 05/21/2018 1:51 Comments || Top||

#2  "We're all dirty! Stop investigating us! DOJ is for investigating our enemies, you're doing it wrong!"
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 05/21/2018 3:35 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/21/2018 4:01 Comments || Top||

#4  I smell liberal desperation.
Posted by: Dave D. || 05/21/2018 5:08 Comments || Top||

#5  This bastard needs to be hanging from a tree asap.
Posted by: Flilet Omeremble3846 || 05/21/2018 7:29 Comments || Top||

#6  He's pretty much openly threatening them with exposure of their deepest darkest secrets if they don't comply.

It's an act of desperation but it might work. Sometimes high ranking politicians do have deep dark secrets.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 05/21/2018 7:49 Comments || Top||

#7  The funny thing is that Trump was willing to just let things slide when he took office. It was their insistence to follow the fake 'Russian Collusion' (which they knew damn well was a setup) that is about to bring all this crashing down. They are about to shoot themselves in the back of head.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/21/2018 8:05 Comments || Top||

#8  I think it was something the Deepstate thought to use to punish Trump for running against their candidate and when he won, they upgraded it to try and control him.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/21/2018 8:07 Comments || Top||

#9  “Evil appears as good in the minds of those whom the Gods lead to destruction.” -Sophocles (497-406 BC)

The Greeks knew a thing or two about human nature. Some things never change.
Posted by: Eltoroverde || 05/21/2018 10:01 Comments || Top||

#10  I'm going with #5, but I've always gone with #5.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2018 11:35 Comments || Top||

#11  It would have been so much better for Brennan if his tweet had been: "We in the intelligence community welcome an inquiry into our actions. We have done nothing wrong. Let the light shine in."

Instead Brennan is saying: "By Allah! Don't look in that room! You just can't! Disaster would ensure!" That's the stupidest message he could possibly have put out.

Lawyers spend tons of (billable) time reviewing documents for production, and I have never heard one say, "This document is so good for our case that we need to make sure the judge and jury never see it."
Posted by: Matt || 05/21/2018 13:17 Comments || Top||

POTUS Orders Justice Department to Investigate Obama Surveillance
[Breitbart] President Donald J. Trump announced his decision to demand an official investigation of former President Barack Obama’s administration on Sunday for infiltrating or surveilling his presidential campaign for political reasons.

"I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes ‐ and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!" Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday afternoon.

Trump frequently blames investigations of his campaign on Obama, suggesting that politically motivated investigators were unfairly targeting his campaign.

He spent most of Sunday morning sharing his thoughts on Twitter about the ongoing Russia investigation, suggesting that the ongoing "witch hunt" was out of control. "Things are really getting ridiculous," Trump wrote, noting that so far there was no collusion found by special investigators.

He criticized Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team as "13 Angry and heavily conflicted Democrats" who were part of the Obama administration.

"STOP!" he wrote. "They have found no collusion with Russia, No obstruction."
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Interesting sequence of events:

TRUMP: "I demand an investigation."

THE USUAL SUSPECTS: "He can't do this! Constitutional crisis!"


THE USUAL SUSPECTS (This morning): "It's okay, Rosenstein is just trying to save his job!"*


*That, by the way, was CNN's take this morning.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/21/2018 8:00 Comments || Top||

President Trump ‘Surprising’ Announcement for New VA Secretary Nominee
[OANN] President Trump announced his decision to nominate Robert Wilke for the position of Secretary of Veterans Affairs early Friday morning during a public event. The announcement caught Wilke by surprise with the President saying, "He doesn’t know this yet, but I’m going to be informing him."

The announcement comes one day after Wilke, who is the current acting secretary for the department, joined Sarah Sanders in the briefing room to accept a donation of the President’s first quarter salary to the Veterans Affairs Department. Wilke has been serving as interim secretary since March when the President fired former Secretary David Shulkin amidst weeks of controversy concerning his travel and other behavior.

Wilke’s nomination follows on the heels of another controversy in which the administration’s former nominee, Dr. Ronny Jackson, withdrew his nomination after Senator John Tester (D-MT) made unverified allegations concerning the former presidential physician. An ugly confirmation situation immediately ensued prompting Dr. Jackson’s decision to leave the process.

Wilke’s current position is not without controversy as some groups blasted the President for appointing Wilke as interim secretary for bypassing Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman. The statue that allows the President to appoint an acting secretary does not provide for guidance in the case of "firing" creating ambiguity.

we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
Wilke will now begin the process towards Senate confirmation. The current acting secretary has a strong history having first been appointed to the Pentagon by Bush 43 in 2006 and confirmed by the Senate as Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness in November 2017.

Politifact is keeping track of President Trump’s quarterly salary donations here.
Posted by: Fred || 05/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under:

#1  to accept a donation of the President’s first quarter salary to the Veterans Affairs Department

And they ask why the establishment hates Trump so much.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/21/2018 2:59 Comments || Top||

#2  If it caught the individual off guard, it also caught the usual nomination saboteurs off guard.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/21/2018 16:21 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller sent agents to Israel in Trump probe
[Jerusalem Post] Three months before the 2016 presidential election, an Israeli social media specialist joined a Gulf Arab emissary and a former Middle East security contractor for a meeting with Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., to discuss ways they could help the Republican nominee beat his opponent.

The existence of the meeting in Trump Tower in New York City, first revealed on Saturday by The New York Times, has prompted US special counsel Robert Mueller to send investigators to Israel to probe the activities of the Israeli social media firm, which allegedly employed former Israeli intelligence officers and collects user data to help manipulate public opinion. The Israel Police is cooperating with the probe, the Times found.

Now he's getting serious ("if you don't blame it on the Jews, you're not serious" - An old Russian saying).
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/21/2018 03:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under:

#1  At least two of the figures – Israeli specialist Joel Zamel and the Gulf emissary George Nader – visited or worked with the Russians during the campaign.

So now Mueller is investigating foreigners who had contacts with Russians ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2018 3:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Surely they are investigating Obama's aťtempt to meddle in the Israeli election during Nets re-election, right?
Posted by: Omeger Gray6606 || 05/21/2018 3:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Just wait until Mueller discovers that everyone in Russia has ties to Russia!
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 05/21/2018 7:37 Comments || Top||

#4  If Benji has any stones, he'll PNG them and send them back to Bobby Three-sticks
Posted by: Elmainter Chinert3784 || 05/21/2018 9:09 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Harvard To Give Hillary Medal For "Transformative Impact On Society"
She's the most corrupt U.S. politician since LBJ and they're kissing her ass with these utter garbage accolades & awards. Pass the barf bags...
[Zero Hedge] - Hillary Clinton, who paid for an opposition research dossier which was used by the Obama administration to justify surveiling her political opponent, Donald Trump, and later to smear him as the sitting President, will receive Harvard's prestigious Radcliffe Medal on Friday for having a "transformative impact on society," according to the Ivy League university.

Clinton will receive the award as part of the school's graduation-week activities, because she's a "champion for human rights," and a "skilled legislator," as well as an "advocate for American leadership" on the world stage.

Former Secretary of State and 2001 Radcliffe Medalist Madeline Albright will give Clinton a personal tribute, while Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will join Hillary in a keynote conversation at the Friday affair.
Posted by: Raj || 05/21/2018 11:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's a "For Sale" sign on a chain.
Posted by: Climble Pheper1755 || 05/21/2018 12:07 Comments || Top||

#2  words just fail me.....
Posted by: Whavick Spereling4976 || 05/21/2018 13:09 Comments || Top||

#3  You have to admit, she was instrumental in pi$$ing off so many conservative voters that they actually got off their collective a$$ and voted for a change.
Posted by: gorb || 05/21/2018 14:03 Comments || Top||

#4  They know that without fed student loan bucks leftist indoctrination would suffer. Must pay homage to their idols.
Posted by: Omeger Gray6606 || 05/21/2018 14:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Here i thought it was the Onion...
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 05/21/2018 15:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Don't watch her speech. She found another reason she lost and waves a Russian hat around. The woman is MAD, I tell you, MAD!
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/21/2018 15:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Does it look like one of Gadaffy's?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/21/2018 16:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Transfomative impact does not necessarily mean improvement...
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/21/2018 17:56 Comments || Top||

#9  PX badge, nothing more.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2018 18:02 Comments || Top||

Grab a copy before she is silenced
Sharyl Attkisson: “Collusion against Trump” timeline
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 05/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nice reading!
Posted by: Alistaire Pelosi4093 || 05/21/2018 3:38 Comments || Top||

#2  It does rather show Ukraine is behind all this...

Since the GEOTUS isn't being exactly pro-Putin it seems they wasted their money... Illary was far more bribable by "Ze Russuns".
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/21/2018 4:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Nonsense. Of course Trump's in Russian employ - just look at what he does to USA's economy and foreign policy!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/21/2018 6:38 Comments || Top||

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