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-Lurid Crime Tales-
DOJ's Bruce Ohr kept Mueller deputy 'in the loop' about anti-Trump dossier, sources say
[FOX] Embattled Justice Department official Bruce Ohr had contact in 2016 with then-colleague Andrew Weissmann, who is now a top Robert Mueller deputy, as well as other senior FBI officials about the controversial anti-Trump dossier and the individuals behind it, two sources close to the matter told Fox News.

The sources said Ohr's outreach about the dossier ‐ as well as its author, ex-British spy Christopher Steele; the opposition research firm behind it, Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS; and his wife Nellie Ohr's work for Fusion ‐ occurred before and after the FBI fired Steele as a source over his media contacts. Ohr's network of contacts on the dossier included: former FBI agent Peter Strzok; former FBI lawyer Lisa Page; former deputy director Andrew McCabe; Weissmann and at least one other DOJ official; and a current FBI agent who worked with Strzok on the Russia case.

Weissmann was kept "in the loop" on the dossier, a source said, while he was chief of the criminal fraud division. He is now assigned to Special Counsel Mueller’s team.
Emphasis added
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Congressional committees should immediately demand Weissmann's presence at hearings.
Posted by: Hupusing Claitch6798 || 08/31/2018 7:25 Comments || Top||

#2  No problem, more photos to be added soon:
Congressman Nunes sought meeting with UK spy chiefs in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Congressman Devin Nunes, chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee and a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, sought unsuccessfully to meet chiefs of Britain’s three intelligence agencies on a recent visit to London, according to two sources familiar with his itinerary.

The sources said representatives of the British agencies initially considered meeting with Nunes during the trip which took place in recent weeks, but that scheduling difficulties made it impossible.

Ultimately, the sources said, after consultation with the three agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, Prime Minister Theresa May’s deputy national security advisor, Madeline Alessandri, met Nunes. His London visit and his unsuccessful effort to meet British spy chiefs were originally reported by the Atlantic.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2018 8:13 Comments || Top||

#3  As I recall, they weren't interested in meeting with him.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/31/2018 10:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Embattled Justice Department official Bruce Ohr had contact in 2016 with then-colleague Andrew Weissmann

Ohr and Weissmann were conspiring as early as 2016 to take down candidate-POTUS elect-Potus? Even before Mueller's special council.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/31/2018 12:15 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Bill Clinton Gawks At Singer's Butt During Aretha Franklin's Funeral
Best seat in the house, eh Bill? With video goodness!
[Evening Standard - UK] - Social media has erupted at a video of Bill Clinton watching Ariana Grande perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral.

Video footage of Miss Grande performing the hit (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman had social media paying more attention to Mr Clinton’s gaze, rather than Miss Grande’s vocals.

Social media users criticised the former president as "gross" after his eyes appeared to wander onto Miss Grande's derriere.

One user said: "Gross..watch Bill Clinton look Ariana Grande up and down when she sings at #ArethaFranklinFuneral and try not to throw up in your mouth."

UK Media - doing the reporting that American Media just can't be bothered doing.

Posted by: Raj || 08/31/2018 14:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He was "bridging the racial divide..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/31/2018 14:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Had he made a move on the reclining Aretha Franklin, I would have been somewhat concerned. Not surprised, simply concerned.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2018 15:29 Comments || Top||

#3  He apparently had sexual relations with Hilda, so how can we know what is the limit for his behavior?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/31/2018 15:32 Comments || Top||

#4  She's a little old for him.
Snark of the day.
Posted by: charger || 08/31/2018 16:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Well, compared to present day Democrats, especially the Maenads, he's practically a mensch.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/31/2018 17:08 Comments || Top||

#6  #3 - ruling out Webb Hubbell and a turkey baster?

Posted by: Frank G || 08/31/2018 20:04 Comments || Top||

#7  I noticed he was sitting about as far away as he could get from Hillary.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/31/2018 20:35 Comments || Top||

#8  I see Jesse Jackson's Parkinson's disease is progressing nicely.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2018 20:46 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
St. Louis Prosecutor refuses to take on cases from 28 Police Officers ‐ She Made a List
[Daily Caller] St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner delivered an "exclusion list" to the city police department on Tuesday. On that list were the names of 28 police officers ‐ and Gardner says that she will no longer consider cases brought to her office by any of those on the list.

Gardner’s office gave no reason for submitting the list, but did note that previous cases brought by those same officers were under review for "viability."

Warrant applications from the affected officers may also be denied according to an email obtained by the St. Louis Post Dispatch in which Maj. Michael Sack, of the Bureau of Professional Standards, referenced Gardner’s Chief Warrant Officer Chris Hinckley as the point of contact for any concerns.

In his email, Sack quoted Hinckley’s email. "Mr. Hinckley advised, ’warrant applications involving officers (sic) as essential witnesses will be refused if their participation is essential to the successful prosecution of the case. Cases previously issued where the above officers are essential witnesses will be reviewed for viability.'"

While Gardner’s office has given no official reason for the case review or the exclusion list, many of her critics fear that the move could be political. Gardner’s relationship with local police departments has long been contentious ‐ and a couple of recent high profile cases have not done much to mend fences.

In 2017, protests broke out after Gardner failed to get a conviction against former police officer Jason Stockley for the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. Stockley has since filed a lawsuit against former circuit attorney Jennifer Joyce ‐ who filed charges on her way out the door and left the prosecution in Gardner’s hands ‐ for defamation and malicious prosecution.

Gardner was also the subject of a formal complaint, filed earlier this week, alleging that she suborned perjury and withheld evidence in the case she brought against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2018 04:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I believe her refusal constitutes a criminal act.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2018 7:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Send the cases to her, make her refuse them on paper, then impeach and throw her in jail.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/31/2018 8:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Sounds like someone needs to be physically removed from office.

Maybe a little tar and feathering to go with it.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/31/2018 9:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Not much different from Orlando DA refusing to bring death penalty to the table.

All these leftist pols swear an oath to uphold "the law." Then they break it immediately.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/31/2018 9:49 Comments || Top||

#5  So it will go like this. She refuses to go after a criminal over her black list. The criminal kills yet again and the city gets sued by the victims family...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 08/31/2018 12:12 Comments || Top||

#6  And St. Louis, having lost over 500K people since its peak in 1950, will continue to shrink. There has been white flight, black flight--now I guess we will see "sanity flight."
Posted by: Tom || 08/31/2018 15:43 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Police Report: Beto O'Rourke Tried to Flee Scene of Drunk-Driving Crash
[NR] It has long been a matter of public record that Beto O’Rourke was arrested for driving while intoxicated in 1998, but a police report recently obtained by the Houston Chronicle reveals that the Democratic Senate candidate crashed and tried to flee the scene before his arrest.

O’Rourke, then 26, was driving at “a high rate of speed” on a Texas highway roughly ten miles from the New Mexico border when he crashed into a truck and spun across the median into oncoming traffic. A witness whom O’Rourke passed shortly before crashing later told police he personally prevented O’Rourke from fleeing the scene. The unnamed witness “turned on his overhead lights to warn oncoming traffic and to try to get the defendant [O’Rourke] to stop,” according to the report.

The rising progressive star, who blew a 0.136 and a 0.134 on police breathalyzers, did not address the witness report that he tried to flee the scene in a statement released on Thursday.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/31/2018 16:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Remember how worked up lefties got over GWBs pretzel choking incident? This is just youthful exuberance. An "adorable scamp" just like Billy Jeff.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/31/2018 16:54 Comments || Top||

#2  So he really is a long lost Kennedy.
Posted by: Sonny Dribble1184 || 08/31/2018 16:58 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 snark of the day?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/31/2018 17:05 Comments || Top||

#4  SOTD has already been awarded. You get the submerged Oldsmobile.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2018 17:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Too bad it was Texas. If it was Cali, he could get Gov. Moonbeam to pardon him along with the rest of the felons.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/31/2018 18:55 Comments || Top||

#6  It's impossible for a Hispanic (legal or especially illegal) to have a DUI. Court records wise, anyway...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/31/2018 19:05 Comments || Top||

#7  #2 has my vote
Posted by: Frank G || 08/31/2018 20:05 Comments || Top||

#8  #6 It's impossible for a Hispanic (legal or especially illegal) to have a DUI. Court records wise, anyway...

Oh no, they can have them, but like all other democratic crimes..they just don't /count/.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/31/2018 20:43 Comments || Top||

Democrat vows to impeach Clarence Thomas if elected
[WashingtonTimes] A Democrat running for the U.S. House in Massachusetts has made an unusual political promise: Put me in Congress and I’ll impeach Justice Clarence Thomas for sexual harassment and perjury.

State Sen. Barbara L’Italien said the promise would be part of a broad assault on sexual abuse at the highest levels of the U.S. government that also would include congressional hearings about claims made by many women about President Trump.

At Justice Thomas’s confirmation hearings in 1991, Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment ‐ one of the first such cases made against a public figure. Justice Thomas vehemently denied the charges, calling them a "high-tech lynching" against an "uppity" black man.

Numerous women who’d worked with Justice Thomas said the graphic accusations from Ms. Hill were not credible to them.

But according to Ms. L’Italien, there is "considerable evidence that Thomas lied under oath" about sexually harassing Ms. Hill.

Spokesman Joe Katz told Politico that his boss is the first congressional candidate to call for Justice Thomas’ impeachment.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I follow Mass. politics pretty closely. I have not heard of this broad until yesterday. Politically speaking, she's a complete nobody / zero.
Posted by: Raj || 08/31/2018 0:19 Comments || Top||

#2  It's like they want to re-elect Trump.
Posted by: Dino Phith7890 || 08/31/2018 0:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Will she also go after Joe 'the groper' Biden or any other -D politician?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/31/2018 7:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Ask her if she ever voted for a Kennedy or a Clinton.
Posted by: Airandee || 08/31/2018 7:28 Comments || Top||

#5  L'Italien's mom, to the girlies,
Extracting the thing from her pearlies,
"Hey, blame M.C. Thomas...
No, really, I promise!"
"But it looks just like James Michael Curley's!"

A golden toothpick or somesuch, it must have been...
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/31/2018 8:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Democrat threatens Black Judge...
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/31/2018 9:56 Comments || Top||

#7  Let the purges begin...
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/31/2018 17:05 Comments || Top||

Olde Tyme Religion
How The Pederasty Cover-Up Will Make Civil War Within The Catholic Church
[The Federalist] Since his election, Pope Francis has done everything within his power to soften and subvert the church’s teaching concerning human sexuality. He also packed the College of Cardinals with the Lavender Mafia.
Much smoke in the teepee.
Sixteen years ago, reporters at The Boston Globe conducted an extensive investigation of the sexual abuse of minors by priests in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. Not long thereafter, reporters elsewhere detailed similar abuse in places like Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and the like. The word used in the press to describe what had been going on was pedophilia, which is a misnomer deliberately employed to cover up what journalists then considered and still consider now an inconvenient aspect of the truth.

As a report commissioned by the National Review Board of the American Catholic bishops and issued in 2004 revealed, something like 81 percent of the victims were boys, and very few were, in the strictest sense, children. They were nearly all what we euphemistically call young adults. They were male adolescents on the younger side ‐ at the age when boys as they mature can briefly be downright pretty.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2018 03:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I Officially fired the Pope long ago for his false doctrine. I Commanded his resignation last night.

Rapture it if I must, and this Sin is just as god as that stupid idiot re-writing the catechism.

I sent my message in a vulgar way.

Watch until the end.

And you are watching it if commie Pope does not resign.
Posted by: newc || 08/31/2018 4:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Nobody plays "al a carte" like a liberal church goer.

None so blind as them who will not see.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/31/2018 9:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Dino Cinel, ex-priest whose sex scandal rocked New Orleans, is killed in Colombia

NO Advocate, from March. I'll be damned... hadn't heard about this. I can't say that he got what he deserved, cuz he didn't... and can't say that he didn't, cuz he did. Hard to believe, today, that tedious boilerplate stories like his actually had some shock value back in ancient times. Dino's joint, St. Rita's, was across the street from a girls HS, which was across the street from the seminary, on whose compact, open grounds resided beloved Archbishop Hannan (against whom I insinuate nothing whatever). And across the street from him was one of our glorious old public school buildings, an elementary quaintly named "Lafayette," slightly less comically lousy than most, IIRC. Probably a thriving charter now with a faculty like an Adams Morgan cafe clientele. Whatever. Hey, since we're here anyway, what say we walk across to the College Inn and get some oyster loaves?
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/31/2018 14:52 Comments || Top||

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University of Illinois to Honor Obama with ‘Ethics in Government' Award
[Breitbart] The University of Illinois system ‐ which has endured more than a decade of corruption scandals ‐ announced Thursday that it will present former President Barack Obama with an "ethics in government" award at a Sep. 7 ceremony.

The university did not explain what Obama had done to earn the award ‐ nor did it explain how Obama qualified after the IRS scandal, the Benghazi cover-up, or his own "boneheaded" deals with corrupt Chicago figures, among other ethical problems.

The university stated in a press release:

The University of Illinois System will honor former President Barack Obama on Friday, Sept. 7, with the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government, presented annually by the system’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) to recognize public officials who promote the highest standards of public service.

Obama will accept the invitation of a national selection committee to receive the IGPA’s Douglas Award, which has been given annually since 1994 to public officials who have made significant contributions to the understanding and practice of ethical behavior in public service. It honors late Illinois Sen. Paul Douglas (1892-1976), who became known as the "conscience of the Senate" because of his deep commitment to high ethical standards while serving as a senator from 1949 to 1967.

Among the most notorious University of Illinois scandals was the admissions scandal of 2009, in which the university’s president was forced to resign after children of Illinois politicians were found to have been given preference. In 2004, the university was accused of cheating the organ allocation system to give its transplant patients prefence over those at other hospitals. More recently, in 2015, the university admitted that some senior officials had used private email accounts to conduct official communications; these emails had not been turned over when public records requests had been filed.

Posted by: Anomolous Sources || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Personally, I would like to see "Ethics in Academia" award.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/31/2018 3:11 Comments || Top||

#2  And along comes Benny Hill to fix the sign...

Posted by: Glomons Glavirt3269 || 08/31/2018 3:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Oops. Wasn't Benny, it was the therapist.
Posted by: Glomons Glavirt3269 || 08/31/2018 3:28 Comments || Top||

#4  "The university did not explain what Obama had done to earn the award".....

Obama got a Nobel for the same standards. Remember?
But then, he was the Messiah and the smartest man in the room and he did send a tingle right up your leg as far as your butt. But then, he has a Legacy that will last down the Centuries.

And the Univ. of Illinois ? Can you spell SHILL, boyz and girls?
Posted by: Thrinesh Mussolini5081 || 08/31/2018 4:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Personally, I would like to see "Ethics in Academia" award

Who the hell would you award it to?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/31/2018 7:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Are they handing one to Nixon posthumously?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/31/2018 8:08 Comments || Top||

#7  #5 - Victor Davis Hanson
Posted by: Frank G || 08/31/2018 9:10 Comments || Top||

#8  The award is a plaque with a pallet full of cash being lifted out of a plane.
Posted by: Airandee || 08/31/2018 9:15 Comments || Top||

#9  Henry Kissinger's 1973 Nobel Peace Prize. I agree with Tom Lehrer on this -- there are things that are so absurd that you can't match Reality with any Fiction you invent...
Posted by: magpie || 08/31/2018 9:40 Comments || Top||

#10  Interesting, I saw a similar TheRAPIST joke on Saturday Night Live (Connery on Jeopardy skit) decades after the Python version.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/31/2018 9:59 Comments || Top||

#11  They reside in a different universe in their own heads.
Posted by: newc || 08/31/2018 16:48 Comments || Top||

#12  Who the hell would you award it to?

Anybody who writes good papers, doesn't use grad students as cheap labor, and behaves as a human being in general.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/31/2018 17:00 Comments || Top||

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