[Daily Caller] Peter Strzok suspected CIA employees were behind inaccurate leaks to the press regarding possible Trump campaign contacts with Russia, according to an email the former FBI counterintelligence official sent to colleagues in April 2017.
"I’m beginning to think the agency got info a lot earlier than we thought and hasn’t shared it completely with us. Might explain all these weird/seemingly incorrect leads all these media folks have. Would also highlight agency as source of some of the leaks," Strzok wrote in an email to FBI colleagues on April 13, 2017.
The email is highlighted in a letter that two Republican senators sent Monday to Michael K. Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community.
In the letter, Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin asked Atkinson if he has investigated whether the CIA or other intelligence community agencies leaked information to the press.
They pointed to a Dec. 15, 2016 text message that Strzok, the lead investigator on the Trump-Russia probe, sent to then-FBI attorney Lisa Page.
"Think our sisters have begun leaking like mad. Scorned and worried and political, they’re kicking in to overdrive," Strzok wrote Page.
[Epoch Times] Alexandra Chalupa, an operative paid by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), asked the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington for dirt on Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort in 2016, the embassy confirmed in a statement to The Hill.
While the embassy denies having helped the operative, a former embassy worker told The Hill’s John Solomon that it did help Chalupa, knowing full well that she was working to help elect then-candidate Hillary Clinton and defeat then-candidate Donald Trump.
Ambassador Valeriy Chaly, in written answers to Solomon, said that Chalupa asked the Ukrainian government for information on Manafort’s dealings inside Ukraine. Chalupa tried to arrange for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to comment about Manafort’s ties to Russia during a 2016 visit to Washington, Chaly said.
“The Embassy got to know Ms. Chalupa because of her engagement with Ukrainian and other diasporas in Washington D.C., and not in her DNC capacity. We’ve learned about her DNC involvement later,” Chaly said in a statement to The Hill. So the DNC, or someone purporting to be a member of the DNC paid money to Ukrainian officials for intelligence on US Citizens. How very interesting.
[Breitbart] Former Vice President Joe Biden leaned heavily on the legacy of his old running mate, President Barack Obama, during a campaign appearance on Saturday.
Prior to the rally, the campaign aired a video of Obama praising Biden in 2017 and awarding his own vice president a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
"I heard you playing the tape of my buddy," Biden said, speaking to the audience in Columbia, South Carolina, and apologized, "My buddy... I shouldn’t be so casual ‐ President of the United States Barack Obama!"
During his campaign speech, Biden recalled the 2015 racist church shooting in South Carolina, when Obama attended the funeral and sang "Amazing Grace" to the congregation.
"I watched my buddy Barack stand up there, I watched him talk, and he talked about we have to find that Amazing Grace," Biden said,
Biden also referred to Obama’s Charleston eulogy for the slain, as he spoke about employment discrimination.
Could Joe be.....“Hebephrenic”? (resulting from) chronic schizophrenia involving disordered thought, inappropriate emotions, hallucinations, and bizarre behavior. Hillary and Nancy also display similar symptoms.
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.