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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Judicial Watch: Records Obtained in Court-Ordered Discovery Reveal Obama White House Tracking FOIA Request for Clinton Emails
[Judicial Watch] Washington, DC - Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained 44 pages of records from the State Department through court-ordered discovery revealing that the Obama White House was tracking a December 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking records concerning then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecure, non-government email system. Months after the Obama White House involvement, the State Department responded to the requestor, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), falsely stating that no such records existed.

Judicial Watch’s discovery is centered upon whether Clinton intentionally attempted to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a non-government email system and whether the State Department acted in bad faith in processing Judicial Watch’s FOIA request for communications from Clinton’s office. U.S District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ordered Obama administration senior State Department officials, lawyers, and Clinton aides, as well as E.W. Priestap, to be deposed or answer written questions under oath. The court ruled that the Clinton email system was "one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency."

The State Department’s Office of Inspector General issued a report in January 2016 saying "At the time the request was received, dozens of senior officials throughout the Department, including members of Secretary Clinton’s immediate staff, exchanged emails with the Secretary using the personal accounts she used to conduct official business." Also, the IG "found evidence that [Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills] was informed of the request at the time it was received ..."

The State Department produced records in response to court-ordered document requests that detail Obama White House involvement in the Clinton email FOIA request.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/12/2019 00:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This gets more and more interesting nearly every day.
Posted by: Raj || 05/12/2019 7:46 Comments || Top||

#2  She'll be on a drip and oxygen at age 103 and we'll still be talking about somehow bringing her to justice.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/12/2019 7:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Ditto Besoeker.

The most infuriating thing these days is the lack of consequences.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/12/2019 8:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Lack of consequences?

Wear a MAGA hat and see instant consequences. Yeah, one sided for sure, but lefties aren't complaining...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 9:18 Comments || Top||


DOJ inspector general found Carter Page FISA extensions were illegally obtained, Joe diGenova says
[Washington Examiner] The Justice Department inspector general has determined the three Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant extensions against onetime Trump campaign aide Carter Page were illegally obtained, attorney Joe diGenova said on Thursday.

In an investigation that began last year, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is examining the Justice Department's and FBI's compliance with legal requirements as well as policies and procedures in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court related to Page as part of a larger counterintelligence probe into Trump's campaign.

The inspector general inquiry is expected to be completed in either late May or June, and diGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said Democrats on Capitol Hill are working overtime to investigate and discredit President Trump.

"They are doing that as a diversionary tactic away from the inevitable conclusions of the DOJ inspector general, Michael Horowitz, who, by the way, we have learned has concluded that the final three FISA extensions were illegally obtained," diGenova said on Fox Business. "The only question now is whether or not the first FISA was illegally obtained."

He pointed to memos, obtained by conservative group Citizens United through open-records litigation, that suggest the FBI might have misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in the first warrant application about an unverified dossier.

Horowitz "apparently, as a result of those disclosures ... which he was unaware of ‐ the bureau hid those memos from Horowitz ‐ as a result of that they're doing additional work on the first FISA. It may be that all four FISAs will have been obtained illegally," diGenova said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/12/2019 00:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Who are these mysterious FISA judges, who appointed them, and why are they not speaking out ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/12/2019 6:12 Comments || Top||

#2  The incredible timing of Obama packing the FISA court with his appointees only a couple of months before all of this crap began. I say that the appointments are coordinated with the spying on Trump and this scandal began in planning even earlier.
I sometimes think the Obama white house knew early on that Hillary was going to lose and began their planning much earlier...around the time DJT won his first primary.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 05/12/2019 10:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Ref #2: I agree SPOD, a very convenient backstop for a soon-to-come weaponizing effort. BTW, where are these so-called judges? Why do we not hear from any of them (I always attend what is not seen or said).

Ok, so what is it? Alien abduction? Have they all passed on? Experienced a selective group rapture ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/12/2019 15:10 Comments || Top||

#4  When a judge doesn't rule in the night,
It can cast on a case quite a light.
Is some son of a b----
Always scratching an itch?
Check the bank for the size of his bite.
Posted by: Big Chomoque4543 || 05/12/2019 17:49 Comments || Top||


U.S. charges Ex-Fugees rapper, Malaysian businessman Low over funding in 2012 election
[Reuters] The U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday it had charged former Fugees rapper Prakazrel "Pras" Michel and wealthy Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, popularly known as "Jho Low," for conspiring to steer illegal foreign campaign funds into the 2012 presidential election.

According to the unsealed indictment, between June 2012 and November 2012, Low directed the transfer of approximately $21.6 million (£16.6 million) from foreign entities and accounts to Michel to be funnelled into the U.S. election while disguising it as legitimate campaign contributions.

Low faces separate criminal charges in the United States in connection with a multi-billion-dollar scandal at Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Low has been identified by Malaysian and U.S. investigators as a central figure in the alleged theft of about $4.5 billion from 1MDB.
Posted by: Omomong Omique2579 || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Low Tech Joe

An acoustic band?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/12/2019 1:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Foreign contribution for a foreign president? I don't see the issue.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/12/2019 7:17 Comments || Top||

#3  If it was Trump, we'd hear about nothing else for weeks.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 05/12/2019 7:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Yeah, no chance Blankfein gets touched...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 7:46 Comments || Top||


#6  Dims seem to find ways to funnel crooked money into their campaigns.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/12/2019 10:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Pizza!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 10:38 Comments || Top||

#8  The indictment did not reveal the identity of the presidential candidate.

Not that it matters - it's illegal, after all - but anybody wanna guess the candidate?
Posted by: Bobby || 05/12/2019 17:55 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Chick-fil-A likened to 'pornography' as university's faculty push for chain's campus ouster
[WASHINGTONTIMES] The anti-Chick-fil-A protests that started in 2012 have taken a new twist ‐ this time with the restaurant chain being likened to "pornography."

Left-wing activists condemned the popular company seven years ago due to Dan Cathy, the company’s president and CEO, supporting the traditional definition of marriage. Ironically, faculty at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo are likening the Christian-friendly business to sexually explicit films.

"We don’t sell pornography in the bookstore and we don’t have a Hooters on campus ‐ we already pre-select those kind of things based on our existing values," Academic Senate Vice Chair Thomas Gutierrez told a campus publication, the the Socialist paradise of San Francisco
...where God struck dead Anton LaVey, home of the Sydney Ducks, ruled by Vigilance Committee from 1859 through 1867, reliably and volubly Democrat since 1964...
Gate reported Wednesday.

Faculty held a vote on Tuesday to oust the chain from campus.

Thirty-eight of 44 members voted in favor of ending the restaurant’s presence at the Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, school.
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In that case, I'll have two large breasts and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo can eat dick.
Posted by: Omomong Omique2579 || 05/12/2019 2:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Yeah, that's the point. They can have all the e coli and Hep-A/C garbage that Chipotle can sell. Eat up boyz n girrlz...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 4:50 Comments || Top||

#3  ....we don’t have a Hooters on campus

I believe the problem has now been identified.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/12/2019 6:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Unlike any university Chik-fil-a welcomes anyone who wants to dine in their restaurant.
Posted by: Airandee || 05/12/2019 6:53 Comments || Top||

#5  LBGTQ reflects the values of Cal Poly? What about the values of other people at the institution? This small group of faculty are telling people what they can eat? Academic tyranny is what it is? This group of faculty elites needs to get their collective heads out of their collective arses.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/12/2019 9:41 Comments || Top||

#6  People who sign on to collectives deserve whatever they get... or don't...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 10:40 Comments || Top||

#7  A few months ago, I saw a graphic of the favorite fast-food joints for each state. Chick-Fil-A was the favorite in at least 75% of the states.

Looks like the Cal-Poly folks are swimming upstream. Changing the world, as it were.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/12/2019 10:44 Comments || Top||

#8  No more Federal student loans.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 05/12/2019 14:34 Comments || Top||

#9  My guess is, and just a guess, neither Dan and Bubba Cathy have lost a millisecond of sleep over any of this.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/12/2019 15:03 Comments || Top||

#10  Chic-fil-A sell franchises to individuals. The owner of this franchise should sue the University for harassment on religious grounds.
Posted by: magpie || 05/12/2019 16:41 Comments || Top||

#11  Carnal Sanders?
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 05/12/2019 19:30 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
2020 hopeful Gravel blasts 'off the rails' Biden, 'out-of-step' Buttigieg
[WASHINGTONTIMES] ... and both soon to return to obscurity.
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gravel is also ancient, white and essentially unknown. You could say he is trying to climb on Biden and Butt-boy's shoulders...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 4:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Gravel, former Senator of Alaska. He is now 88. Got into the marijuana business in 2015 assuming the leadership of a company called Kush. He has been a Dem and a Libertarian.

What are the chances he would live long enough to fill out a first term even if he had a snowball's chance in hell of becoming POTUS. How many stoners are there in the U.S. that give a flip about voting?
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/12/2019 9:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Doper protest poster: I got baked and forgot to vote!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 9:21 Comments || Top||


2020 Democrat Julian Castro calls Trump a 'grade-A idiot'
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Trump beat out seventeen other well-qualified contenders and then beat Hillarity. I'm guessing Trump will be president in 2021 and Castro won't..
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I. Am. Corn Julio!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 7:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Ah, Yes. Corn Julio.

We'll leave it at that.


The entire Democrat Party is filled with profound Insight and deep thinkers WISDOM.

Corn Julio, Indeed.

Why don't you get back to us all the Morning AFTER the 2020 Election, Castro. We will be looking for 'ya. You can call the Election ? Try calling the ELECTORATE a bunch of Grade A Idiots. See how that works for 'ya.
Posted by: Unump Therens9551 || 05/12/2019 9:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Wait til Julian Castro gets invited for a TV interview other than on The View. Can he even speak English?
Posted by: jpal || 05/12/2019 12:58 Comments || Top||

#4  #1 & 2. Naughty lads.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/12/2019 15:08 Comments || Top||


Government
Trump overhauls crucial U.S. appeals courts at record pace: 'It's a generational change'
[WASHINGTONTIMES] The Senate confirmed Michael Park to be a judge on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, making him the 39th circuit court judge to be confirmed under President Trump in a process on a record pace that is steadily reshaping the bench.

Judge Park joins Joseph Bianco, confirmed earlier this week, on that bench, bringing the number of Republican-appointed active judges on the chief 2nd Circuit panel to six.

With two more vacancies by this summer as judges take senior status, Mr. Trump will soon have a chance to flip control of the circuit, which currently has seven Democratic appointees.

Mr. Trump flipped the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year, taking it from a 7-4 Democratic edge in judicial appointees in 2017 to a 7-6 Republican edge among active judges.

The circuit courts are below the Supreme Court but, because so few cases end up before the justices, the circuits are where many consequential cases are decided.
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's almost like one party is tending to the day to day mechanics of governance and the other party is after today's latest media-manufactured bright shiny thing. Not that there aren't waaaay too many GOPe types saying "Why do they get to have all the fun" under their breaths...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 4:55 Comments || Top||

#2  The Dims have redefined their party as the sanctuary party for craziness.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/12/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Provided the judges don't "grow in office" or get compromised (hi, John Roberts!) or get Scalia'd.

We'll see.
Posted by: charger || 05/12/2019 13:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Profound observations all, charger...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 13:35 Comments || Top||



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  Security guard killed as terrorists storm Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar: ISPR
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  Rotherham abuse scandal: 40 arrests made in last two months
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