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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Ex-top CIA official perturbed by John Durham's review of intelligence analysts
[Washington Examiner] A former top CIA official warned of dire consequences from the Justice Department's review of the origins of the Russia investigation.

As part of the "investigation into the investigators," U.S. Attorney John Durham's team reportedly wants to talk to at least one senior CIA counterintelligence official and a senior CIA analyst who examined Russia's role in meddling in the 2016 election.

The review is not a criminal inquiry, but should Durham find criminal activity he can take prosecutorial action. Top CIA officials are said to be anxious over the federal prosecutor's efforts.

Michael Morell, who was deputy director of the CIA during the Obama administration, said Durham's interest in speaking to a CIA analyst concerns him.

"I see no problem with a DOJ review of whether the CIA and other intelligence community agencies lived up to their legal and regulatory responsibilities related to how they handled any information related to U.S. persons ‐ U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals," Morell told CBS News, where he is now a senior national security contributor.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2019 04:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [371 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Top CIA officials are said to be anxious over the federal prosecutor's efforts.

I am sure U.S. Attorney Durham has the proper clearances and access. If you have nothing to hide, you probably have nothing to fear.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2019 4:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Neck tie feeling tight these days. The first to turn gets the best deal.
Posted by: Punky Glomoger1463 || 06/23/2019 5:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Michael Morell is a snake and has much to fear.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 06/23/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  "I see no problem with a DOJ review of whether the CIA and other intelligence community agencies lived up to their legal and regulatory responsibilities related to how they handled any information related to U.S. persons"

Review? It's about possible sedition, maybe treason, and skullduggery by the DS to nullify an election. It's about "insurance policies" to make certain that happened
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/23/2019 10:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Nos Custodimus ipsos custodes
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/23/2019 11:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Michael Morell, who was deputy director of the CIA during the Obama administration, said Durham's interest in speaking to a CIA analyst concerns him.

Wasn't he part of the most open and transparent administration ever?
Posted by: gorb || 06/23/2019 15:53 Comments || Top||

#7  ...and scandal free! (do I need to put a /sarc on that?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/23/2019 21:21 Comments || Top||

#8  Michael un-Morell.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/23/2019 22:13 Comments || Top||

#9  ...and scandal free! (do I need to put a /sarc on that?)

Not if it's obvious.
Posted by: gorb || 06/23/2019 23:35 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Nancy Pelosi called Trump and asked him to hold off planned raids by ICE a day before president announced two-week DELAY on arrest and deportation of 2,040 migrant families in 10 cities across the nation
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2019 02:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [407 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So the high crime cities would not help ICE, big deal. They are totally ineffective now. The only tool the Democrats have is the large mouth. The only thing the Democrats will do is stall and delay.
Posted by: Dale || 06/23/2019 5:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Full press on by media and left in their efforts to stop Trump at whatever he does. His will, will not be broken. He wants results. No results he will press on ;if I understand the man, our president.
Posted by: Dale || 06/23/2019 5:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Nancy sez a legitimately elected should be in jail and people here illegaly should run amuck. A week ago she raid she was done w/Trump but Frday she calls him. She aĺso sez DOJ Barr should be arrested, for no reason. Debased.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 06/23/2019 5:58 Comments || Top||

#4  The man just raised 24 million in 24 hours. Some of that will pay well for a sustained media campaign showing the Donks supporting those who murder, rape, and rob Americans. Pelosi and Schemer are making the ads for not just Trump's reelection, but taking back control of the House.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/23/2019 8:03 Comments || Top||

#5  ...but taking back control of the House.

Where they, again, won't do a damned thing to help Trump.
Posted by: Raj || 06/23/2019 8:43 Comments || Top||

#6  ...if you haven't notices, some of those GOPe's have moved on.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/23/2019 11:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Ever notice how often these climb-downs by Trump occur right after a big rally?

I've actually come to dread news of upcoming ones.

It's like he's testing to see if it's still safe to screw his supporters.
Posted by: charger || 06/23/2019 13:56 Comments || Top||

#8  It sounds like the bluff worked and the dems buckled.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2019 16:49 Comments || Top||

#9  My read is the Dems caved and Nancy offered some concession on immigration.

A side effect was all the blue cities coming out against enforcing our laws, given that the deportees already had their day in court and received a deportation notice.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2019 17:12 Comments || Top||

#10  Pelosi worried that she would lose most of her hired help?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/23/2019 17:53 Comments || Top||

#11  That vineyard's not gonna pick itself
Posted by: Frank G || 06/23/2019 18:03 Comments || Top||


Oregon Senate closes due to ‘possible militia threat' after Republican walkout
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2019 02:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:

#1  “Send bachelors and come heavily armed.” Gotta love that guy.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 06/23/2019 7:46 Comments || Top||

#2  ...HahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaNO.

They're shutting it down because the Oregon State Patrol is unable/unwilling to drag these guys back, and they don't dare admit that the idea is so bad that they know they can't get it passed. So we come up with some BS 'militia threat', and we know the rubes will buy that.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/23/2019 9:15 Comments || Top||

#3  The Dems did the same damn thing in Wisconsin and in Texas. Why is it not okay for Republicans to copy a tactic from the Democrats?
Posted by: 3dc || 06/23/2019 9:44 Comments || Top||

#4  They didn't make a threat to the senate. They simply offered armed protection for any republican senator that wanted it.

This is showboating
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/23/2019 11:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Mike, my thoughts exactly. And trying to tarnish militias along with it, for the weak minded.
Posted by: gorb || 06/23/2019 11:31 Comments || Top||

#6  #3 The Dems did the same damn thing in Wisconsin and in Texas. Why is it not okay for Republicans to copy a tactic from the Democrats?
Posted by: 3dc 2019-06-23 09:44


3dc,

The answer from the other side boils down to, "Because shut up."

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/23/2019 12:54 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
They only want Taco Bell: Historic Catholic marker deemed 'racist symbol' removed by University of California Santa Cruz
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [316 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Until they demand the university be renamed - separation of Church and State, you know.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/23/2019 1:36 Comments || Top||

#2  “The bell marker, which memorializes the California Missions and an imagined route of travel that once connected them, is viewed by the Amah Mutsun and many other California indigenous people as a racist symbol that glorifies the domination and dehumanization of their ancestors,”

“The California University System, which memorializes Progressives and an imagined route of the Left that once connected them, is viewed by the American people as a racist symbol that glorifies the domination and dehumanization of them and Western Civilization,”

As they say, write your own epitaph.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/23/2019 7:54 Comments || Top||

#3  how do ppl have s much free time too be offended bt everything?
Posted by: chris || 06/23/2019 8:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Remember when Bath House Barry refused to negotiate with Republicans and snarked "I won?" Time to snark right back to the "indigenous" (says who? Can you prove it?) complainers, "you lost..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/23/2019 9:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Go Slugs!
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/23/2019 9:42 Comments || Top||

#6  So, since the missions were under Spain and then Mexico how do California's Hispanics feel about this attack on their heritage?
Posted by: 3dc || 06/23/2019 9:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Not very inclusive. I wonder if the bell would fit where the sun don't shine?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/23/2019 17:46 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
New documents revisit questions about Rep. Ilhan Omar's marriage history
[Star Trib] Star Trib finally realizes something smells
Posted by: Frank G || 06/23/2019 09:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If the Strib gets involved in trying to force her out it's only because they have identified someone even more rabidly insipid waiting in the wings to replace her.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/23/2019 10:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Or, she's really bad for image with the conventional democrat vote base.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/23/2019 10:49 Comments || Top||

#3  How co-incidental, that the Strib jumped on this story that they've known about for 3 years, less than a week after an email was published with donk spin-meisters saying 'shut the story down like we do with the Strib'.
Someone here called Minneapolis, "Moscow on the Mississippi", but Pravda was never this lame.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/23/2019 17:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Someone here called Minneapolis, "Moscow on the Mississippi", but Pravda was never this lame.

Me and you are absolutely right. They refuse to point out she married her brother. Not to mention local "news" refusing to report on any story that shows liberals in a bad light.

"Blatantly keeping Minnesotans uninformed" must be the motto.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/23/2019 22:12 Comments || Top||


Gillibrand: Hillary Clinton ‘Most Qualified Person Ever to Run for President'
[Breitbart] In an interview with GirlBoss Radio released Wednesday, longshot 2020 White House candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) declared twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was "the most qualified, capable person ever to run for president."
I doubt we've seen the last of the Hildebeest.




Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2019 03:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [391 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gillibrand: (that ought to be good for $50k from Hillery's previous fundraisers)
Posted by: lord garth || 06/23/2019 4:48 Comments || Top||

#2  In Washington DC corruption = qualification.
Posted by: Punky Glomoger1463 || 06/23/2019 5:58 Comments || Top||

#3  [insert picture of confused dog here]
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/23/2019 6:33 Comments || Top||

#4  That statement alone should cost KG her little chance as a politician.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/23/2019 7:08 Comments || Top||

#5  She's still trying to recover from criticizing Bill in #MeToo fever
Posted by: Frank G || 06/23/2019 7:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Can you imagine being married to that woman?
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 06/23/2019 7:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Can you imagine being married to that woman?

I'd gnaw off my own fingers like the Zec in Jack Reacher just to escape.
Posted by: Raj || 06/23/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

#8  Most qualified? Nah. Most annoying and most corrupt and deserving to be in jail. Yep.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/23/2019 9:19 Comments || Top||

#9  And all this time I've been thinking that George Washington (a/k/a The Indispensable Man a/k/a The Man Who Would Not Be KIng a/k/a The Father of His Country, described by a contemporary as "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen") had some pretty solid qualifications, but that's just me.
Posted by: Matt || 06/23/2019 9:55 Comments || Top||

#10  I thought winning the most electoral votes was the sole qualification.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/23/2019 11:02 Comments || Top||

#11  Personally, I think Jimmy Carter is at least as qualified.
Posted by: gorb || 06/23/2019 11:29 Comments || Top||

#12  Didn't Jefferon and Teddy have to actually run for POTUS? I would like to see HIllary's bibliography compared to Teddy's. Gillibrand must have missed all that in her American History classes.

I guess we know now why the liberal universities are dropping history as a major.
Posted by: Fat Bob Oppressor of the Ostrogoths4848 || 06/23/2019 14:34 Comments || Top||

#13  And by extension, Gillibrand, who replaced her, is the second-most qualified.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/23/2019 15:53 Comments || Top||

#14  Well, they've BOTH kept it well hidden
Posted by: Frank G || 06/23/2019 16:13 Comments || Top||

#15  I wonder if NXIVM was a family affair?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/23/2019 17:50 Comments || Top||

#16  George Washington? Really? She's more qualified than he was?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/23/2019 20:46 Comments || Top||


Justin Fairfax Eyeing Bid for Virginia Governor, Claims Scandal Raised Profile
[BREITBART] Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) is not deterred by the sexual assault allegations leveled against him, saying he is still "thinking seriously" about a gubernatorial run in 2021.
The embattled Democrat told news hounds at a roundtable discussion on Thursday he was "hopeful" about his political future, especially given how the allegations have raised his profile across the commonwealth.

"Many people a year ago would not have recognized me, now they really do," Fairfax said. "People come up to me at gas stations, they say, ’Hey, we recognize you. We love you. We know what they are saying about you is false.'"

"I’m very hopeful about the future," he added. "We’ve gotten a lot of encouragement about future political steps. I’m thinking very seriously about 2021."

First elected in 2017, Fairfax was widely expected to succeed incumbent Gov. Ralph Coonman Northam
...Governor of Virginia, another Dem Great White Hope. He won election by calling his Publican opponent Ed Gillespie a racist, but then, don't they all?...
this year when the latter was embroiled in a blackface scandal. Hope for a smooth succession, however, was dashed when two women came forward to accuse him of sexual assaulting them in the mid-2000s.

Fairfax strongly denied the allegations.
No, no! Certainly not!
even hinting they were part of a smear campaign organized by Northam to save his governorship. In February, Fairfax compared himself to victims of lynching for the lack of due process he’s received since the allegations were made public. Despite the stringent defense, an overwhelming majority of the Democrat Party’s leadership in Virginia and nationally has called on him to step down.

Fairfax’s accusers, on the other hand, have lamented the lack of "action" since they came forward. Meredith Watson, who alleged that Fairfax raped her while both were students at Duke University, explicitly questioned why the Virginia General Assembly has not moved to investigate the allegations.

"I want some action from the Virginia legislature," Watson said in April. "I want the people of Virginia to know the truth, and I would like the Virginia legislature to do the right thing."

The accusations would likely be a big obstacle if Fairfax were to launch a bid for governor. Not only has Fairfax’s fundraising shrunk exponentially since the scandal, but his staff has been by rocked by high-profile departures.

Fairfax would also likely face a contested primary for the Democrat nomination. Both former Virginia Gov. Terry McAulliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring, who is embroiled in his own blackface controversy, have signaled their interest in the race.

Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under:

#1  given how the allegations have raised his profile across the commonwealth.

Now all he needs is a dead girl or a live boy and he has a lock on the governorship. Unless he has this PR thing totally backwards.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2019 1:09 Comments || Top||

#2  People come up to me at gas stations, they say, ’Hey, we recognize you. We love you. We'd like you to meet our daughter, whatever.

Well, he won't have to rape anymore.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/23/2019 10:47 Comments || Top||


Spartacus Declines to Say He Would Rule Out Meeting with Louis Farrakhan
[BREITBART] [BREITBART] During a faith breakfast in Columbia, SC on Saturday, Sen. Cory Spartacus Booker
U.S. Senator-for-Life from Noo Joisey, formerly the mayor of Newark. Booker is a candidate for president in 2020, running on a platform of Make America Newark. He once wrote an essay on how to grope babes. He is noted for having an imaginary friend named T-Bone...
(D-NJ), a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, was asked if he would be willing to have "an audience" with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

Farrakhan in recent years has made many outlandish and antisemitic remarks. Booker said he did not feel as if he needed to meet with him but said that he would not rule it out.

"I live in Newark, so we have famous Mosque 25," Booker said. "We have Nation of Islam there. As mayor, I meet with lots of folks talking to him. I have heard Minister Farrakhan’s speeches for a lot of my life. So, I don’t feel like I need to do that, but I’m not one of these people that says I wouldn’t sit down with anybody to hear what they have to say. But, I live on a neighborhood where I’m getting guys on the streets offering and selling his works. I am very familiar with Minister Louis Farrakhan and his beliefs and his values."
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Meh.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/23/2019 17:48 Comments || Top||



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