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-Lurid Crime Tales-
New Evidence Shows WITH CERTAINTY the FBI Lied to Court to Obtain FISA Warrant to Spy on Trump
Key bits, because we’ve already had the notes of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec on Oct. 11, 2016.
[GatewayPundit] The key point as we all know is that the FBI has to hide the fact that they knew the dossier was fake and unverified because they used it in the FISA warrant application to spy on Trump.

They also knew Steele was providing the dossier information to the press before they fired Steele, but they can’t let anyone know they knew this because they already stated that they did not know this.

In the Grassley letter to Rosenstein at the DOJ and Wray at the FBI dated January 4, 2018, the Senator says that in an interview Comey said in March 2017 that Steele was reliable –
Image at link.
Note that the FBI does not say “Isikoff” or “Yahoo News”, it says “the press”. Is this what was provided to the FISA Court for the Carter Page application?

Also, now looking back at the FISA application, the second paragraph states that the information for the warrant came from the State Department –
This image also at the link.
If the information from the State Department noted above was from Kavalec, this would mean that the FBI knew without a doubt that Steele was speaking to the press BEFORE obtaining the Carter Page FISA warrants, but they lied to the FISA court, saying Steele didn’t speak to the press, and then they fired Steele afterwards, claiming it was because Steele spoke to the press.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336078 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Waiting for something to happen out here in 10, 9, 8...2 years. Time to get on with justice instead of talking about it.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/11/2019 9:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe, but what was their intent?
Posted by: gorb || 05/11/2019 12:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Uh...we've known that for a long time.
Posted by: Blackbeard Omaising9239 || 05/11/2019 12:41 Comments || Top||

#4  The FBI was running a classic clandestine intelligence collection operation against the DRT campaign, to include what appears to be a pretty extensive source recruitment effort. All at the behest of John Brennan and associates, under the direction of Clinton and Soetoro. I'm still unsure about Carter Page, and his knowledge of the details, but I suspect he knew precisely what he was doing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/11/2019 14:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Parallel construction (inventing rumours to justify spying on those named in the rumours) is specifically banned.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/11/2019 15:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Bring Barry in front of Congress and a Grand Jury. We could make a fortune on popcorn!
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/11/2019 21:08 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Mike Pence Calls for Ilhan Omar to Be Removed from House Foreign Affairs Committee
h/t Instapundit
Today, in an interview with Fox News, Vice President Pence called on the Democratic House leadership to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee.

"Ilhan Omar has made statements, anti-Semitic comments against our most cherished ally, Israel, that ought to be rejected by every American," Pence said in the interview. "And frankly the fact that very recently, she’s been trying to blame the United States of America for the deprivation and the poverty brought on by the dictatorship in Venezuela tells me ... Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has no place on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Democratic leadership ought to remove her."
IMO, all the way back to Somalia
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/11/2019 12:08 || Comments || Link || [336095 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Local news here of course refused to mention. Protecting CAIR's jihad Omar, the complete racist is their complete obsesion.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/11/2019 21:04 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Putin skates as a hockey player in Sochi.

Posted by: 3dc || 05/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336067 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#2  He's like a slimmer, balder Kim.
Posted by: Hupailing Elmoluck5245 || 05/11/2019 0:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Guess it's back to the shirtless look riding a horse, eh Vlad?
Posted by: Raj || 05/11/2019 5:31 Comments || Top||

#4  "Putin skates."

That's all the headline you need.
Posted by: Threreque Glereger1817 || 05/11/2019 8:28 Comments || Top||

#5  And if you cross-check the President the penalty box is called Butyrka.
Posted by: Matt || 05/11/2019 9:48 Comments || Top||

#6  I wonder if Obama could skate.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/11/2019 13:55 Comments || Top||

#7  He handled it well. Not sure I’d want to be the guy who put the carpet there...
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/11/2019 14:33 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Trump's New Nickname For Pete Buttigieg: "Alfred E. Neuman"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/11/2019 12:22 || Comments || Link || [336128 views] Top|| File under:

#1  “I’ll be honest. I had to Google that,” he said. “I guess it’s just a generational thing. I didn’t get the reference. It’s kind of funny, I guess. But he’s also the president of the United States and I’m surprised he’s not spending more time trying to salvage this China deal.” (Trade talks between the U.S. and China in Washington ended Friday without an agreement, raising the prospect of an extended tariff war.)

Its funny, because yeah.

At that age, he never heard of MAD magazine or the MAD brand? Liar.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/11/2019 13:48 Comments || Top||

#2  It may be Trump’s best renaming yet.
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/11/2019 14:32 Comments || Top||

#3  If he ever sez "What...me worry"
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 05/11/2019 14:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Guess he couldn't go with Buttplug.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/11/2019 15:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Buttgig is right out then.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/11/2019 15:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Trump got it exactly right at his rally the other night. Butt edge edge. The left loves them some butt and some edginess...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/11/2019 15:56 Comments || Top||

#7  Speaking as your Campaign Advisor, if you need to tell people how to pronounce your name, you've got problems before the game even started.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/11/2019 16:55 Comments || Top||

#8  When I started out as a reporter, one of the bottom rung tasks was to call all the area hospitals for nightly admit / discharge lists. People in Fayette County, Pee Aye (Fayette Nam to the locals) talked funny. One night I was taking down the list over the phone and the girl said Thomas blubblubblub. I asked here to repeat herself and got the same thing. I said, "you are going to have to spell that one for me." She said, S-M-I-T-H, blubblubblub." I said, "Uh, OK..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/11/2019 17:19 Comments || Top||

#9  He still uses Google?


And there were plenty of AEN memes in the aughties.

He never went on Fark?

Posted by: charger || 05/11/2019 18:59 Comments || Top||

#10  Speaking as your Campaign Advisor, if you need to tell people how to pronounce your name, you've got problems before the game even started.

Just heard our local talking head just Porky Pig his name, a la McCain's ahma akma ana dinnajob.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/11/2019 19:08 Comments || Top||

#11  To be fair, it is tough to say Kennedy without slurring.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/11/2019 19:31 Comments || Top||

#12  Shit that's funny. What a fold out.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/11/2019 21:02 Comments || Top||

William Barr vs. Eric Holder: A Tale of Two Attorneys General
[NationalReview] Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has declared it a "constitutional crisis" that Attorney General William Barr refuses to divulge the small parts of the Mueller report that contain grand-jury material. By a straight party-line vote, the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Barr in contempt of Congress. What did Pelosi think when Barr’s predecessor, Eric Holder, refused to divulge documents to a congressional committee and was held in contempt? "Ridiculous!" she said. What did Holder and Obama say? That the House subpoena was a violation of "separation of powers." To partisans, the difference between the cases is obvious.

To partisans, the difference between the cases is obvious. Barr is defending Trump; Holder was Obama’s self-proclaimed "wing man." That is enough for many journalists and most politicians. The rest of us might want to know: What is the legal or constitutional difference between Holder’s refusal to provide documents and Barr’s?

Here is the background of the Holder contempt. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), a unit of Holder’s Department of Justice (DOJ), conducted an operation called "Fast & Furious," intended to track illegal gun sales. In fact it put hundreds of weapons in the hands of Mexican criminal gangs, leading to the death of an American officer. On February 2, 2011, after news of the operation emerged, Holder’s assistant attorney general sent a letter to Congress declaring that the Obama administration had no knowledge of the operation. This letter was false, as Holder later admitted.

Nancy Pelosi and Jerrold Nadler did not declare this a constitutional crisis. They backed Holder.

On June 19, 2012, President Obama invoked executive privilege, and on the same day, the House committee voted to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress. The committee vote was 23‐17. The full House voted Holder in contempt by a lopsided vote of 255‐67, with 17 Democrats voting for the contempt and many more staying home to avoid having to cast a vote.

How does this compare with the Barr contempt? Under regulations written by the Clinton administration, the special prosecutor is instructed to submit a "confidential" report to the attorney general at the end of an investigation. It is entirely the prerogative of the attorney general to decide whether to release any of the report to the public or to Congress. In his discretion, Attorney General Barr decided to release the Mueller report in its entirety, but for two categories of redactions, which were made in conjunction with the Mueller team.
One main difference is that Barr sought to protect grand jury information by redacting it which is legally required whereas under Holder, Holder did it for political reasons to basically cover-up an illegal operation operated out the government and to protect Obama's presidency. Barr made nearly all of the Mueller report available to the public and even more in a SCIF. In this case Barr is following the law and the Dems are using the law in a political way; they want to break the law under the guise of following the law.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/11/2019 08:38 || Comments || Link || [336069 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Here is the background of the Holder contempt. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), a unit of Holder’s Department of Justice (DOJ), conducted an operation called "Fast & Furious," intended to track illegal gun sales. In fact it put hundreds of weapons in the hands of Mexican criminal gangs, leading to the death of an American officer.

We know that Mexican drug cartel money corrupts the Mexican government. I keep wondering how much of this money finds its way north, into the pockets of our government officials.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/11/2019 11:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Another difference is that Barr is banned, by FEDERAL LAW, from disclosure.

Personally I think he should hand something over, and when they take it arrest them for violating non-disclosure laws by essentially ordering him to hand it over.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/11/2019 13:05 Comments || Top||

Joo-hating imam delivers opening prayers in US House; separately Farrakhan doubles down on ‘Satanic Jooos’
[IsraelTimes] Republican Lee Zeldin, who is Jewish, says decision to invite Omar Suleiman
... Now former Vice president of Egypt. From 1993 until his appointment to that office in 2011 he was Minister without Portfolio and Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (EGID)...
, who has likened Israeli troops to Nazis and called Zionists ’enemies of God,’ was a ’terribly bad call’.

An imam who has wished for the end of Zionism, called for a third Intifada and likened Israel to Nazi-era Germany delivered the opening prayer for a session of the US House of Representatives on Thursday.

Omar Suleiman, the founder and president of the Dallas-based Yaqeen Institute, an organization that describes itself as a resource about Islam, referred to recent attacks on houses of worship ‐ which has included synagogues in the United States ‐ in his opening remarks.

"Let us not be deterred by the hatred that has claimed the lives of innocent worshipers across the world, but emboldened by the love that gathered them together to remember you and gathered us together to remember them," Suleiman said in a short prayer after being introduced by House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House, It's not her fault when they lose, but it is when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... momentss...
, a Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, Democrat.

Suleiman has a long record of incendiary social media statements about Israel, as compiled two years ago by Petra Marquardt-Bigman, a researcher, and posted on the Algeimeiner Jewish news site. He has on multiple occasions wished for a third Paleostinian Intifada, or violent uprising, likened Israeli troops to Nazis, and has wished for the end of Zionism, calling Zionists "the enemies of God." He is a backer of the boycott Israel movement.

Pelosi’s office did not reply to multiple requests for comment by publishing time.

Farrakhan refers to ‘Satanic Jews’ while denying he’s anti-Semitic

[IsraelTimes] Notorious anti-Semite makes remark after being banned from Facebook for extremist rhetoric, says people shouldn’t be angry with him if ‘I stand on on God’s word’
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/11/2019 01:21 || Comments || Link || [336103 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tribe members who vote for libs deserve whatever they get. In that past, what they get has been gnarly...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/11/2019 6:22 Comments || Top||

#2  IMO, their biggest mistake was promoting "Russian" collision. If they'd accused Trump of being Bibi's agent, they would be celebrating now.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/11/2019 11:26 Comments || Top||

#3  I'll be curious to see what percentage of the Jewish vote the Dems get next year.

Will it be less than 70?
Posted by: charger || 05/11/2019 13:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Phather Phleger had this POS speak at his "Catholic" Church this week. Why that phake hasn't been drummed out and defrocked shows how that Diocese has dissipated in moral value
Posted by: Frank G || 05/11/2019 14:05 Comments || Top||

#5  That's the church way. Get saved on Sunday and f*ck everyone else all week long...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/11/2019 15:54 Comments || Top||

#6  It should not be forgotten that Pelosi green-lighted this with the idea of trying to stick a thumb in DJT's eye. Her anti-Semitic side is bein revealed.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/11/2019 16:35 Comments || Top||

#7  Farracon would know. He has a direct personal relation with Satan.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/11/2019 21:06 Comments || Top||

Abrams Warns of Russian Takeover in 2030 If Voter Suppression Not Addressed
[Free Beacon] Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams warned Friday that if voter suppression wasn't addressed properly in 2020, "we will be having a very different conversation, potentially in Russian, in 2030."

Abrams has repeatedly blamed voter-suppression for her narrow loss to Republican Brian Kemp in last year's Georgia governor's race, although voter registrations and turnout rose during Kemp's tenure and fact-checks undercut her claim that the election was not "fair." Since her defeat, her star has risen in the Democratic Party and she has focused on voting reform efforts in Georgia. She is also mulling a 2020 bid for the presidency or another shot at the Georgia governorship in 2022.

At a national security forum, Abrams reeled off a list of recent laws she said were being pushed to disenfranchise people, particularly those of color, across the United States, and encouraged the audience to educate itself on the issue.

"There's no more fundamental and national-security crisis than the theft of our elections, not simply through Russian hacking, which is incredibly important and we have to pay attention to it, but by the suppression of the very voters whose voices could change the direction of our country," she said.

Suppression of the vote is "pervasive" and "insidious," she said, because it convinces people it's a "user error."

"If we do not secure our democracy and ensure that every vote counts in 2020, we will be having a very different conversation, possibly in Russian, in 2030," she said, to cheers and applause.

"My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize,"
~ Georgia Congressman Hank 'Flip Over' Johnson
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#1  The party that taught us to welcome and love foreigners is now beating the "blame the foreigners" drum incessantly.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 05/11/2019 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Wasn't that long ago, the Soviet Union was idolized by Leftists and Democrats, pardon the redundancy. Now the Russians are the boogeyman under the bed.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/11/2019 0:58 Comments || Top||

#3  The only thing she can suppress are cheeseburgers.
Posted by: Raj || 05/11/2019 5:36 Comments || Top||

#4  The Russians can have it. AOC says we'll all be burned up and drowned (simultaneously) in 2030.
Posted by: Galactic Coordinator Hapsburg7868 || 05/11/2019 5:59 Comments || Top||

#5  where did this bitch come from. I live in Ga. and had never heard of her until she ran for governor.
Posted by: chris || 05/11/2019 6:11 Comments || Top||

#6  ...where did this bitch come from. I live in Ga. and had never heard of her until she ran for governor.

Me as well. Be absolutely splendid if I never heard from her again.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/11/2019 6:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Since her defeat, her star has risen in the Democratic Party

Losing, the easiest way to improve yourself in the eyes of Democrats.

I think there's a lesson there.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/11/2019 7:43 Comments || Top||

#8  #5,6 Bath House Barry Scrotoro came out of nowhere too.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/11/2019 8:13 Comments || Top||

#9  Soetoro was very likely a Deep State creation, as was the Hildebeest.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/11/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

#10  The Dem Party must be infested with Russians, they are seeing them everywhere.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/11/2019 9:00 Comments || Top||

#11  Wasn't that long ago, the Soviet Union was idolized by Leftists and Democrats, pardon the redundancy. Now the Russians are the boogeyman under the bed.

That's because now they idolize the Chicoms.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/11/2019 12:05 Comments || Top||

#12  #11 Wasn't that long ago, the Soviet Union was idolized by Leftists and Democrats, pardon the redundancy. Now the Russians are the boogeyman under the bed.

They'll never forgive the Slawische Untermenschen for overthrowing the wonderfully progressive governments under which they were living.
Posted by: charger || 05/11/2019 13:44 Comments || Top||

Nadler on Giuliani Ukraine Trip: ‘Very Sorry State' When It's OK to ‘Seek Foreign Intervention'
[Breitbart] While speaking to reporters on Friday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) reacted to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s announcement that he will travel to Ukraine to push the country’s government on investigations into the origins of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son by saying we’ve reached "a very sorry state" when it’s acceptable for people to "seek foreign intervention in American politics."

Nadler said, "I haven’t read the details, but my reaction is, we’ve come to a very sorry state when it’s considered okay for an American politician, never mind an attorney for the president, to go and seek foreign intervention in American politics."
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336065 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But it was A-OK for Biden to require Ukraine to fire a troublesome prosecutor.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 05/11/2019 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Nadler said, "I haven’t read the details,

Then you can stop right there, just like the 'details' of the more redacted Mueller report that none of you Democrats have availed yourselves of.

Also, Jerry - have you considered the angle that Guiliani's trolling you? Guess not - Nadler doesn't seem that attuned to other possibilities.
Posted by: Raj || 05/11/2019 5:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Ukraine is the nexus of 0bamas sedition
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/11/2019 6:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Nadler doesn't seem that attuned to other possibilities. Posted by Raj

Explain it to Jerry along with a couple dozen Krispy Kremes. He'll likely tune right in.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/11/2019 6:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Unless his name is Steele?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/11/2019 8:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Trump said Nadler and Schiff were good attorneys in an interview or presser. Maybe Trump was being sarcastic; they don't come across that way.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/11/2019 9:38 Comments || Top||

#7  Rudy Giuliani said Friday that he’s canceled his trip to Ukraine, where he had planned to urge the president-elect to continue the country’s probes into two matters that could benefit President Trump’s reelection campaign.
Posted by: Frank G || 05/11/2019 10:14 Comments || Top||

#8  two matters that could benefit President Trump’s reelection campaign.

I'm having a hard time thinking of an issue that won't benefit Trump's re-election.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/11/2019 14:59 Comments || Top||

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