[DAILYCALLER] Dossier author Remington Christopher Steele told Justice Department official Bruce Ohr after James Comey’s firing last year that he was "afraid they will be exposed."
What exactly Steele was concerned about having exposed after Comey’s May 9, 2017 firing is not made clear in Ohr’s notes, which were reported by Fox News.
The text message is part of a trove of emails, text messages and handwritten notes that the Justice Department has provided to Congress as part of an investigation into the government’s handling of the Steele dossier.
Steele told Ohr in a May 10, 2017 phone call that he was "very concerned abt Comey’s firing ‐ afraid they will be exposed," according to Fox.
Steele’s interactions with Ohr have been a focal point for congressional Republicans in their investigation into the government’s possible abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The dossier, which Steele wrote on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC, was used to obtain FISA warrants on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Republicans say that the dossier was not verified when the FBI used it to obtain the spy warrants.
Page, an energy consultant who joined the Trump team in March 2016, has vehemently denied the dossier’s allegations about him. In the 35-page report, Steele alleges that Page was the Trump campaign’s main contact to the Kremlin.
Justice Department documents given to Congress show that Steele and Ohr were in contact all throughout 2016 and 2017, though Ohr’s involvement was not revealed until December. Following a report from Fox News on Ohr’s contacts with Steele and Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, he was demoted as assistant deputy attorney general at the Justice Department.
I'm beginning to think the Clintons orchestrated 911 before he left office so the bush admin could look like the fall guy, then bring in Obumble to show s how good the dems are at getting their man ( Osama bin Laden) then pass the torch back to the Clinitons so they can continue duping the American
deplorbles and also continue to slowly insinuate a socialist menu on the unwitting American public, deplorables and Dems alike, but The cunt lost and threw their plans into a tailspin, or is it..... is Brennan doing his job perfectly and have the Scum (democrats) got some other long term trick up their sleeves? just sayi'
[RedState] The dominos are starting to tumble. Two days ago, President Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA director and Resistance warlord John Brennan. Today he went after the only major player in the scheme to peddle the Trump dossier who is still employed by the federal government as director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces.
Unlike Brennan, Ohr may have some real legal exposure in this fiasco. His wife, Nellie, is a Russia expert with some CIA ties, at least via contract work, who was employed by Fusion GPS to help with the Trump dossier. After Christopher Steele was "fired" by the FBI, he continued to meet with Ohr and pass along other material he was collecting. These activities, and others, revealed by released FBI and Justice notes and emails seem to indicate that both Ohr and Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson have lied out their asses on the subject. In particular, Ohr never revealed his wife’s work with Fusion GPS on financial disclosure documents and him pushing her handiwork to the FBI could very well be considered as him having a financial interest in the work he was doing.
[AOL] Amid mounting criticism, Michigan state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott has apologized for referring to her Asian primary opponent, state Rep. Stephanie Chang, as "ching-chong."
Michigan state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott has apologized for referring to her Asian primary opponent, state Rep. Stephanie Chang, as "ching-chong."
She issued the apology after 19 groups called on her to do so in a Tuesday statement.
"I humbly apologize to Rep. Chang and to her husband, Mr. Gray, and to the broader Asian American community," Scott said in a statement through her attorney Bill Noakes, the bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit ... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang... Free Press reports. "We live in a time of increasing divisive ...politicians call things divisive when when the other side sez something they don't like. Their own statements are never divisive, they're principled... ness. As a state representative, I should never do anything to contribute to an atmosphere of divisiveness and for that, I am terribly sorry."
Chang and Scott both ran in the Democratic primary for the state Senate. Chang won with 49 percent of the vote, and Scott earned 11 percent
[DAILYCALLER] Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed in open court Friday that he has received death threats relating to his presiding over Paul Manafort’s trial for bank and tax fraud at a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.
The judge has since retained the protection of the U.S. Marshals Service.
"I have the marshal’s protection," Ellis said. "I don’t even go to the hotel alone. I won’t even reveal the name of the hotel."
"I had no idea this case excited this emotion in the public," he added.
Ellis made the comments after a coalition of news organizations ‐ including The Washington Post, The New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... , the News Agency that Dare Not be Named, CNN, NBC, Politico and BuzzFeed ‐ requested the names and addresses of jurors seated for Manafort’s case.
"There is no reason to believe that extraordinary circumstances exist that would justify keeping jurors’ names sealed ‐ particularly after they have rendered their verdict," their motion reads.
But Ellis disagreed, and rejected the motion for fear the jurors would be subject to the same harassment he has received.
"I don’t feel it’s right if I release their names," he said.
On Friday afternoon, the jury sent a note to the judge indicating they had not yet reached a verdict and hoped to adjourn for the day.
I've sat on a jury where the charges were read from some cryptic law and the judge would not clarify what they meant. It was clear to us the defendant did something wrong but we couldn't tell if it was what she was being charged with. I suspect the Manafort jury is dealing with the same thing.
"I had no idea this case excited this emotion in the public," he added.
I'm not so sure it's the public he needs to worry about.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
08/18/2018 12:11 Comments ||
Only reason anyone outside the case could want this information is to jury tamper. The left is so wound up about imaginary obstruction of justice but is OK with this? Riiiiiight...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/18/2018 12:15 Comments ||
I was on a Jury where the defendant sure "looked" guilty...
But when they got down to the evidence: the sole 'witness' was a delivery driver that could be influenced by the store manager that obviously hated the defendant, there was no physical inventory at shift change earlier that morning (was it one carton of shoplifted cigarettes as initially reported and ignored by the police -or- the two(+) that a later count "discovered" and they felt like investigating?), and finally no physical evidence whatsoever (no CCTV Tape, no fingerprints, no cigarettes in the defendant's possession,nada)...
Not Guilty. No trip to the State Pen... Could the Defendant have been a Pusher using the public telephone and a pager to conduct business outside her convenience store...? *Shrug* Could be, but that isn't the charge. The whole experience left me underwhelmed by the local DA.
[Mediaite] Campaign spokesman Corbin Trent said the ban was the campaign’s response to an incident last week where Ocasio-Cortez met with healthcare activist Ady Barkan, and the two of them were "mobbed" by journalists despite it being a non-Q&A event. Trent told the Chronicle that the ban should be temporary and the campaign is still interested in maintaining an open relationship with local media.
[Townhall] Former Army Ranger, Benghazi hero and survivor Kris "Tonto" Paranto took to Twitter this week to slam former CIA director John Brennan after President Trump pulled his security clearance.
Defenders of Brennan have been arguing President Trump is infringing on the former director's free speech. President Trump said today at the White House he's actually doing the opposite. Brennan's 'free speech' will not be affected. Brennan's community sources however, certainly will be.
Is Mr. Kingsley so trite as to imply that it will be America, or is he referring to Iran’s intended nuclear eradication of the Zionist experiment? Because if he means America, he clearly is under the misapprehension that the American Jewish population is neatly clustered in one place for ease of destruction, rather than spread across the entire country.
[PJ] WASHINGTON ‐ Sir Ben Kingsley, the Academy Award-winning actor who stars in the new film Operation Finale, told PJM that another Holocaust will come from a "very surprising place."
Kingsley, who won an Oscar for Gandhi, plays Adolf Eichmann, one of the key architects of the Holocaust, in Operation Finale, which tells the story of Nazi hunters finding and capturing Eichmann in 1960.
Kingsley recently warned that downplaying the humanity of Holocaust victims puts the world at risk of genocide happening again.
"If we dismiss them in a sort of capsule, an aberration of history, saying ’well, they weren’t really human, so they don’t count,’ then we’re really letting history off the hook and we are in grave danger of allowing it to happen again," Kingsley said during a recent interview.
PJM asked Kingsley why he is concerned about another Holocaust.
"I'll tell you who told me it might happen ‐ that it probably could happen again: that's Simon Wiesenthal and Elie Wiesel, have both said that openly and publicly. So it is not for me to voice that concern. What do I know?" Kingsley said at the Washington premiere of Operation Finale on Wednesday evening at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
"I'm just an actor but they are the voice of the Holocaust, and if those men are saying that then we better sit up and listen. And I'm not saying it's going to come from Europe. I'm not saying it's going to come from any part of the world that we think it's going to come from. It's not. It's going to come from a very surprising place," he added.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.