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-Lurid Crime Tales-
POTUS Drops Bomb on Deep State: Illicit Actions Revealed – Obama Admin Caught in Act Spying on Political Opponent
[Gateway Pundit] On Monday evening Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) revealed Congressional investigators have learned the FBI and DOJ previously leaked information to the press then used those same press stories as a separate source to justify seeking FISA warrants on Trump advisor Carter Page. They knew all along the story was bogus and planted the evidence in the liberal media.

On Friday conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch dropped another bombshell. The Justice Department admitted in a court filing that the FISA Court never held hearings on the FISA applications for former Trump advisor Carter Page.
Emphasis added
Now it appears and is likely that the Obama administration bypassed the FISA Court to spy on the Trump campaign based on a story they knew to be false.

ImperatorRex on Twitter explained how the Obama administration went around the FISA Court to spy on the opposition party based on lies they helped push in the liberal fake news media.


Related: Wash Times - FISA court didn't hold hearings before granting warrants on Carter Page, Trump notes in tweet
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [499 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Perhaps we should be prepared to learn that FISA warrants were not used at all.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/02/2018 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  ...Would I be correct in assuming that this sort of thing means that the Administration is confident of - if not necessarily overwhelming victory - at least holding the line?

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/02/2018 6:27 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder if GEOTUS is pressuring sessions to make sure this comes out so hard even the MSM can't ignore it during the October run up to the mid-terms.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/02/2018 7:23 Comments || Top||

#4  'Someone' has been reading too many Reddit forums.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 09/02/2018 8:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Fire and jail the FISA court head jug. Forget her name but she has refused to review and expose the treason players.
Posted by: Woodrow || 09/02/2018 10:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Methinks the spying was started first and these phoney FISA warrants were prepared to paper over and conceal the start date of the spying. I would not be surprised if the spying started as soon as Trump won his first primary over Cruz and Rubio.
As for the FISA judge that recused himself. I bet the FISA warrants were prepared, taken to his office and he signed them without examination because he is part of the true believers that form the cabal.
This is getting messier and messier for the deep state and now they are compounding lie on top of lie to obscure what they have done.
Everyone who was a party to the preparation of the FISA warrants should be fired and the judges that signed them should be removed from the FISA court.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 09/02/2018 12:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Ref #6: I think you may have nailed it SPOD.

I suspect the trail will eventually lead from Nellie Ohr and to Steele, to Brennan, then Obama and Clinton.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/02/2018 13:32 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
I Worked With Avital Ronell. I Believe Her Accuser
h/t Instapundit
[Chronicle] ...A culture of critics in name only, where genuine criticism is undertaken at the risk of ostracism, marginalization, retribution ‐ this is where abuses like Avital’s grow like moss, or mold. Graduate students know this intuitively; it is written on their bones. They’ve watched as their professors play favorites, as their colleagues get punished for citing an adviser’s rival, as funding, jobs, and prestige are doled out to the most obedient and obsequious.
And I posted this because it's no longer true just for "liberal arts"
The American university knows only the language of extortion. "Tell," it purrs, curling its fingers around your IV drip, "and we’ll eat you alive."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/02/2018 11:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I believe you Nimrod!
Posted by: Secret Master || 09/02/2018 21:28 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Obama, Bush, Meghan McCain Swipe at Trump During John McCain Funeral Service (video)
[Media] John McCain was eulogized by two former presidents, along with members of his family at a memorial service at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday.

The stirring tributes to the Arizona senator, who died last week at 81, balanced remembrances of his life and legacy as a statesman, father and husband. But they also included obvious swipes at current President Donald Trump ‐ who was not invited to the memorial and instead spent the morning golfing and tweeting ‐ and his worldview.

Meghan McCain was up first, and the senator’s daughter delivered an emotional tribute to her father, that turned fiery as she took pointed shots at Trump, notably his campaign slogan.

"The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She is resourceful and confident and secure. She meets her responsibilities. She speaks quietly because she’s strong. America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great." she said, to applause.

Her speech kicked off with a swipe as well: "We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served."
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/02/2018 14:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [352 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Any chance this could become a mini-series ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/02/2018 14:22 Comments || Top||

#2  I heard snippets of Meghan's little speech on TV. I was in the other room because I didn't want to hear it but much to my chagrin I could still hear it. It seems the young lady is carrying on a family tradition by being every bit as spiteful, bitter and hypocritical as her old man. And never any mention of the way her daddy would have preferred that Hillary won the election. Maverick my ass. He was the Manchurian candidate and, as bad as Baraq was, I think we dodged a bullet in 2008. Of course, Meggie's future is secure as one of the regulars on The View. Yeah, she's right up there with Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar. Spit!
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/02/2018 14:43 Comments || Top||

#3  *Yawn* I still think Trump should have had the VP stay home and sent the Asst. to the Sec'ty. of the Secretary of the Navy -- have to send someone appropriate to honor McCain.
---and that's how you deliver a snub.
Posted by: magpie || 09/02/2018 15:09 Comments || Top||

#4  I think it is entirely to Trump and his family's credit that they have taken the honorable course in this.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/02/2018 16:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Yes, credit to POTUS and further confirmation, albeit unneeded, of Maverick and his crew's flawed character.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/02/2018 16:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Well I guess if you can't find anything good to say about someone.... bash Trump!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/02/2018 16:52 Comments || Top||

#7  110% misserable people 110% of the time. At least they found a great excuse to be misserable together. Over John McCains dead body.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 09/02/2018 18:02 Comments || Top||

#8  I think it is entirely to Trump and his family's credit that they have taken the honorable course in this.

Anybody thinks Trump's tweets are uncontrolled and not calculated ...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/02/2018 18:07 Comments || Top||

#9  McCain and A Few Words About Civility
Posted by: Anomolous Sources || 09/02/2018 19:04 Comments || Top||

#10  A proper "reporter" could get quite a scoop checking out the first bus load of "mourners" who show up at Johnny's grave because they "could not be accommodated at the funeral." Done correctly, the cat could be walked back to where Soros paid for the bus and one of his outfits recruited the "mourners."

Getting the story published and then not suppressed by crapple, gurgle, farcebook and shh*tter, there's the rub...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/02/2018 19:52 Comments || Top||

#11  #6 Well I guess if you can't find anything good to say about someone.... bash Trump!
Posted by: CrazyFool


That explain a lot, they couldn't find anything good to say about McCain and tried to deflect that by bashing Trump!

So McCain is still a turncoat and they, including his daughter, knew it!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/02/2018 19:52 Comments || Top||

#12  #3: Are you referring to the SecNav’s Aide-de-Camp?
Posted by: Neville Turkeyneck3487 || 09/02/2018 20:51 Comments || Top||

#13  https://www.scmp.com/video/china/1855921/taiwan-short-skirts-and-professional-mourners-funerals-custom-slowly-being-laid
Posted by: 3dc || 09/02/2018 21:33 Comments || Top||


Two Funerals and a Missing Cardinal
[AmericanThinker] The Mueller investigation continues without hitting paydirt and further diminishing the reputation of the special counsel and Clintonite team. I expect the president to shortly (maybe even this week) declassify the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrant on Carter Page. This warrant provided the means to spy on the president and his campaign. We learned this week that the warrant, which triggered this partisan witch hunt, was signed by the FISC (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) without any hearing whatsoever.

...As the Mueller juggernaut keeps dropping bolts and rumbling to a final crash, we were temporarily distracted by the funerals of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and "Maverick" senator from Arizona.

In both cases, the pageantry was over the top.

Aretha's open gilded casket was on display for four days, with the remains clothed in new flashy garb. Pink Cadillacs in tribute to her lined the streets of Detroit. Celebrities attended, and some managed to throw in a tribute to the deceased in speeches largely praising themselves and attacking the president. Former president Bill Clinton spoke, claiming he and "no ways tired" Hillary had been her groupies forever. He also quite obviously ogled the young singer Ariana Grande. On the stage in the front row were Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Louis Farrakhan, though MSNBC and CNN edited the latter out of the photos they ran.

The Maverick's five-day funeral rites were reportedly planned in every detail by the departed and reflected his bitter, vindictive streak. In particular, he disinvited Sarah Palin, his running mate in his unsuccessful run for the presidency, and the family made this gesture public. To my mind, without her, his campaign would have been an even bigger failure.

...And then there's the missing cardinal to make the crazy week even weirder. Pope Francis was under attack for failing to act on countless documented cases of sex abuse within the Catholic Church. The Vatican's ex-ambassador to Washington, Archbishop Carlo Viganò, fired the first salvo, detailing the misconduct of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and Cardinal Donald Wuerl and calling on the pope to resign.

...There are calls for Cardinal Wuerl to resign and he appears to have gone missing, with rumors that he was spirited out of the country to avoid prosecution.

...In the meantime, the president goes about his business. This week, he seems to have brought Canada to heel on trade policies, and choked Hamas by cutting off funds to the corrupt UNRWA, which sustains those murderers. He is squeezing China on tariffs ‐ I think as much to ensure fairer trade policies as to make Xi stop pressuring North Korea to avoid denuclearizing. He certainly has set a pattern of using all the economic tools at his disposal to settle issues instead of the warm bodies of our men and women in the military.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/02/2018 11:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:

#1  On the stage in the front row were Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Louis Farrakhan, though MSNBC and CNN edited the latter out of the photos they ran.

Can't remember where I saw it but there was one picture where Farrakhan's face was blurred but you could tell it was him by the bow tie. Clinton, of course, had no problem sitting with those wolves in sheep's clothing.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/02/2018 14:58 Comments || Top||


Gregg Jarrett: AG Sessions 'Will Be Fired' After Midterms Due to Carter Page Surveillance (video)
John Ratcliffe is Gregg Jarrett's suggested pick as an Attorney General to replace Jeff Sessions.

Ratcliffe Bio here.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I don't get it. Sessions appears to be ineffective, to put it nicely. And Trump is not one to suffer fools gracefully. So why is he still around?

Typically, when something doesn't make sense, it is because your model is wrong or you are missing something important. What am I missing?
Posted by: SteveS || 09/02/2018 10:11 Comments || Top||

#2  If pubs hold the Senate in November, "impeachment" talk will be just that. Talk. If the pubs hold both houses of congress, Trump can do pretty much anything he wants and other than some MSM and "paid commentator" types having strokes and seizures, nothing more will come of it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/02/2018 11:01 Comments || Top||

#3  I don't get it. Sessions appears to be ineffective, to put it nicely. And Trump is not one to suffer fools gracefully. So why is he still around?

RINOs in the Senate have threatened to revolt if Sessions is fired. Party is expected to pick up a few Senate seats during midterms, so Trump can afford to lose a couple.

Overall Sessions has been decent. It's just his unwillingness to uproot the deep state that makes him a disaster.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/02/2018 11:09 Comments || Top||

#4  After the midterms all family business will be settled
Posted by: Regular joe || 09/02/2018 13:14 Comments || Top||

#5  Reg Joe: I like it. Michael would nod
Posted by: Frank G || 09/02/2018 15:13 Comments || Top||


Gateway Pundit follow-up on Gregg Jarrett story: 'POTUS Will Declassify Russia Docs This Week' (VIDEO)
[Gateway Pundit] On Saturday, FOX News legal analyst and attorney, Gregg Jarrett predicted President Trump will declassify the Russia docs this week in response to a Judicial Watch bombshell which revealed there was no FISA court hearings on the Carter Page warrants.

Jarrett also predicted the President will fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the midterm elections.

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch dropped a bombshell on Spygate Friday.

The Justice Department admitted in a court filing this week that the FISA court never held hearings on the FISA applications for former Trump advisor Carter Page.

One FISA warrant and three subsequent FISA renewals on Carter Page were obtained by Obama’s corrupt FBI in order to spy on Trump’s campaign.

Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe and Sally Yates all signed the FISA applications even though Hillary’s fraudulent Russia dossier was used as a pretext to obtain the warrants.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under:

#1  30 to 1 odds but it would be a pile of bloodbath fun.
Posted by: Woodrow || 09/02/2018 11:01 Comments || Top||

#2  He'll declassify, then DOJ/FBI will come up with more reasons* to delay and redact entire pages.

*The dog ate my homework won't fly, but you're invited to make bets on any new and creative excuses they will come up with.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/02/2018 11:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Sending a bunch of US Marshals over to DOJ and the FBI offices with warrants and cardboard boxes would help. It would also help if Trump personally went over to DOJ and the FBI and fired these clowns face to face.
As for Sessions, I continue to have the sense that he is drilling into this mess with his prosecutor in Utah and the bickering and public expressions of dissatisfaction are but theater to cover Sessions while he builds the gallows.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 09/02/2018 12:37 Comments || Top||

#4  As for Sessions, I continue to have the sense that he is drilling into this mess with his prosecutor in Utah and the bickering and public expressions of dissatisfaction are but theater to cover Sessions while he builds the gallows.

From your mouth to the ear of G*d, SPOD
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/02/2018 12:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Sessions was an early and effective supporter of Trump during the 2016 primaries. I have great difficulty understanding what his problem is now but after the Judge Roy Moore fiasco I sincerely wish he'd stayed in the Senate. I want a junk yard dog at DOJ.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/02/2018 15:03 Comments || Top||

#6  I want a junk yard dog at DOJ.

Not exactly what I expected either.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/02/2018 16:42 Comments || Top||


Iraq
The puzzle of the US agenda in Iraq
[AlAhram] There was a time when people thought that the United States would not withdraw from Iraq and abandon the country that it had invaded to topple an entrenched and autocratic regime and allegedly build a modern state that could eventually join the club of secular democracies.

And there was a time, too, just a few years later, when scepticism greeted the idea that Washington would curtail the US military presence in Iraq after the administration of former president George W Bush finalised a pact with Baghdad that set out a path for the US withdrawal.

In both cases, doubters said that Washington would not really exit from Iraq after nearly a decade of costly intervention, even if some American politicians were eager to leave the messy conflict that had started with the 2003 US-led invasion.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Uh oh, look out now, bad guys, that rough and tough NATO is on the scene.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 09/02/2018 3:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Great opportunity here for Trump to say, "USA doesn't have a role here. NATO's got it covered."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/02/2018 11:07 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Beyond the lines: Erdogan’s dilemma
[IsraelTimes] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
faces few good options as the Idlib offensive looms.


Syrian regime and Russian forces are preparing for an offensive into Idlib province in northwest Syria. The attack on Idlib is set to mark the final major action in the war between the Assad regime and the insurgency against it.
Continued on Page 49
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