[Breitbart] The Department of Justice’s sweeping review into the origins of its Trump-Russia probe has evolved into a criminal investigation, according to the New York Times.
The launch of a criminal probe allows U.S. Attorney John Durham, the prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William Barr to lead the review, to subpoena witnesses for testimony and documents. The move also authorizes Durham to impanel a grand jury and file charges.
"If true, this shows Bill Barr is doing EXACTLY his job: following the facts Those who damaged America and broke the law to spread this hoax are about to face accountability," Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) tweeted in response to the Times’ report.
The development comes after an NBC report revealed Barr recently expanded his agency’s review, noting that Durham has "found something significant and critics should be careful." As part of the inquiry, Durham has sought interviews with CIA analysts who assessed Russia’s activities during the 2016 presidential election, prompting some of them to hire lawyers, NBC News stated.
Durham has been tasked with determining whether the Justice Department, FBI and intelligence authorities improperly surveilled the 2016 Trump campaign as part of their investigation into now-debunked coordination with Russia during the last presidential election. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found insufficient evidence of a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.
But you don't understand. They were justified in cratering our entire system to stop Trump. It was OK what they did because it was in their own best interests. We deplorables don't deserve to be able to vote for a government that represents us.
Posted by: Herb McCoy ||
10/25/2019 3:51 Comments ||
This is about finding a weak link. If someone decides to talk, the dam will burst.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/25/2019 6:50 Comments ||
I woke up hearing this reported on the television. But of course we already have an article up — thank you, Besoeker, for being on top of this for us. Set as today’s headline.
Pelosi's gambit was to drag the impeachment thingy through most of the election cycle. The Trunk Senate leadership put her on notice that will not happen. Now, its time to play the same game on them. Let it drag, let it leak, let it play through the election cycle. It's your playbook.
[APNEWS] Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Being Native American has been part of my story since the day I was born Warren ...Dem Senatrix from Massachussetts, who traces her noble lineage all the way back to Big Chief Spouting Bull. It has been alleged that she speaks with forked tongue but she denies that. She had a DNA test to prove her lineage and it turns out she's colorless... ’s presidential campaign says its headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire, was broken into, along with other offices in the same building.
Andrew Taverrite, Warren’s New Hampshire communications director, says in a statement that the break-in occurred Wednesday night and "we have no reason to believe this was targeted to the campaign or is anything further than a regular break-in."
A Manchester Police Department electronic log shows a burglary reported shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. The campaign says it is "working with authorities."
Warren is campaigning in New Hampshire and has an afternoon town hall scheduled at Dartmouth in Hanover, about 75 miles northwest of Manchester.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
10/25/2019 9:19 Comments ||
I'd love to know where her office is - anything within a mile of City Hall on Elm Street (Elm & Hanover St's, more precisely) is now more or less bum / junkie central and ripe for the B & E by druggies just looking to score. I saw all this shit coming back in the late 1980's, when I finally moved out of that fucking shithole city, and good f'n riddance - that was the best decision I ever made.
[Fox] An explosive new court filing from Michael Flynn’s legal team alleges that FBI agents manipulated official records of the former national security adviser’s 2017 interview that led to him being charged with lying to investigators. It's Flynn's lawyers latest attempt to get the case thrown out.
Sidney Powell, Flynn’s attorney, filed a 37-page motion on Thursday, outlining several big allegations, once again requesting the government produce all evidence as it relates to Flynn ‐ urging the court to "dismiss the entire prosecution for outrageous government misconduct" and hold the prosecutors in contempt.
The entire case stemmed from that FBI interview where Flynn was asked about his conversations with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn ultimately pleaded guilty to making false statements regarding those conversations during his interview, as part of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
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WASHINGTON (AP) ‐ Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is moving Democrats’ climate talk to where the rubber meets the road, proposing a $462 billion trade-in program to get millions of Americans out of climate-damaging gas vehicles and into electric or hybrid cars over the next decade.
Schumer’s rebate proposal late Thursday joins a mix of trillion- and multitrillion-dollar programs that Democratic presidential candidates have outlined to urgently cut oil, gas and coal emissions, as climate change weighs as an issue in the 2020 campaigns.
Schumer said the "proposal to bring clean cars to all of America" would be a key part of climate legislation by Senate Democrats. The injection of government-supported spending for electric cars "could position the U.S. to lead the world in clean auto manufacturing," he said.
The New York Democrat’s plan would give American car buyers thousands of dollars each to trade in gas-burning cars for U.S.-assembled electric, hybrid or hydrogen cell cars. Lower-income households, and buyers of cars with American-made parts, would get extra credits.
About $45 billion would go to boost availability of charging stations and other electric car infrastructure. And $17 billion would help automakers increase their production of electric cars, batteries and parts.
Senator Schumer has lived most of his life in New York City, where most people never own a private car. So while he represents the entirety of New York state, his natural constituency will be absolutely delighted to cause problems for those that have what they don’t.
Wasn't this bitch canine fem one of the Dems' attack dogs in the Kavanaugh slander?
When the hell will these animals face prosecution for defaming someone with projected accusations of their own shitty behavior?
[BIZPACREVIEW] Fox News host Tucker Carlson scoffed in disbelief when a longtime advisor of failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Crooked Hillary Clinton ...former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away... claimed Wednesday that her final decision regarding the upcoming 2020 race hinges only on whether or not she feels that she boasts the "the best odds" of beating President Donald Trump ...His ancestors didn't own any slaves... "She ran for president [last time] because she thought she would be the best president," political consultant Philippe Reines said to the FNC host.
"If she still thought that now, if she thought she had the best odds of beating Donald Trump, I think she would think about it long and hard."
Reines’ history with Clinton starts as early as 2002 when he reportedly served as the then-New York senator’s press secretary and runs up until at least 2016 when he reportedly helped her prepare to debate then-GOP nominee Trump.
Unconvinced by Reines’ claim, Carlson then asked him whether she might be purposefully avoiding the 2020 race because she thinks she wouldn’t survive the Democrat primary given how far to the left that the party now leans.
"[H]as the Democratic Party changed so much in the last three years that it would be possible for Hillary Clinton to get the nomination? ... Maybe she is too right-wing?" he asked.
While the question might sound silly, even former President Barack Hussein Obama has been criticized by some Democrats for allegedly being too far to the "right."
Reines replied by claiming that Clinton’s reasoning for not entering the race has nothing to do with any "anxiety" over participating in the field.
"She’s not running because she has any anxiety about the Democratic field," he said. "She really likes a lot of the people running. She knows them well. She thought about some of them for her vice presidency. But there might be a reason that she would be the best person, not only to beat Donald Trump but to govern after Donald Trump."
[BREITBART] The New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... on Wednesday published what would have been a major story on White House National Security Council (NSC) aide Kash Patel‐if only it had been true.
The story, which relies on leaks from Democrats conducting the "impeachment inquiry" into President Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... of testimony by one witness who had no firsthand knowledge of the allegations she was making, claims Patel had provided President Trump with documents on Ukraine and met with the president about them.
Citing as its sources "people briefed on the matter," the Times’ Julian Barnes, Adam Goldman, and Nicholas Fandos wrote that Patel was referred to by President Trump as "one of his top Ukraine policy specialists" and that President Trump "wanted to discuss related documents with him." The Times news hounds claimed that Patel’s NSC and White House colleagues "grew alarmed" over all this.
Later in the Times piece, it became clear where exactly this allegation came from‐Fiona Hill, a former Trump administration Russia hand, whom the Democrats have been relying on for testimony in the impeachment inquiry. Hill testified earlier this month in the secret room in the basement of the Capitol building from which Democrats have been running their private impeachment proceedings.
These buffoons are so confused, they can't even get their conspiracy charges straight. First they told us Team Hillary's collusion with foreign agents to try to throw an election, and then stage a palace coup after they lost that election, was actually a conspiracy on OrangeMan's part.
Now they're telling us that Trump's inquiries into Hillary and Biden's corrupt actions with Ukrainians are actually evidence of ... another OrangeMan conspiracy.
F--- these morons. This isn't funny any more. We see their lies and their bullshit.
[DAILYWIRE] Socialist Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details... (D-NY) and other Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee were slammed online on Wednesday over their "arrogant," "inaccurate," and "embarrassing" attacks on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg appeared before the committee for over six hours to answer questions about Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra.
"Anybody who believes the Democrats are angry at Facebook because they want more free speech should take a look at this," Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro commented on the hearing. "Democrats are angry at Facebook because they want less free speech. They simply want more Democratic control of the means of informational distribution."
Rep. Al Green (D-TX) pressed Zuckerberg about the representation that certain intersectional groups have within the company’s Libra project.
After asking how many women and how many minorities worked on the project, Green asked Zuckerberg: "Are there any members of the LGBTQ+ community associated with this association, Mr. Zuckerberg?"
Silly Con Valley has a tradition of canceling projects that were once considered the very future of the company, even if hundreds of millions, (or even billions as Microsoft did when they gave up on their Nokia purchase) have been spent. If a couple big tech houses decide being all in for democrats is not working out, lots of dems will need to refresh their bartending and fry cook chops.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/25/2019 7:02 Comments ||
[NBCNEWS] In the final year of the B.O. regime, an American lawyer traveled to Romania to meet with a businessman accused of orchestrating a corrupt land deal.
The businessman was Gabriel "Puiu" Popoviciu, a wealthy Romanian real estate tycoon. The lawyer brought in to advise him was Hunter Biden, the son of then-Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...The former Senator-for-Life from Delaware, an example of the kind of top-notch Washington intellect to be found in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body... , according to two people familiar with the matter.
Hunter Biden’s work for Popoviciu in 2016 went unreported at the time, but Joe Biden’s involvement in Romania was very much public. The vice president was among the leading voices pushing the government to crack down on corruption.
There’s no evidence that Hunter or his father acted improperly or violated any laws. But the arrangement, government ethics experts say, raises concerns that Hunter Biden was used as a prop in Popoviciu’s effort to dodge criminal prosecution.
"We don’t know what [Hunter Biden] was paid or what he was paid for but it does raise questions of whether this Romanian individual facing criminal charges was actually paying for a connection to the American vice president," said Kathleen Clark, a Washington University law professor who specializes in government ethics.
[Politico] Governors from several northeastern and mid-Atlantic states may have found a way to reduce pollution from cars and trucks and buck the Trump administration, which is trying to weaken auto emissions standards and gut efforts to curb climate change.
Under a regional cap-and-trade plan that a dozen states still are developing, drivers would pay more at the pump through higher prices for gas and diesel. The revenue would be invested in mass transit, electric-vehicle charging and other transportation infrastructure. Republican and Democratic governors and state lawmakers will have to decide whether to back the plan to address the largest source of carbon emissions ‐ and pass on the costs to consumers in what opponents of the proposal are already calling a gas tax.
The coalition of a dozen states and the District of Columbia is hammering out a draft agreement to cap carbon emissions from gasoline and diesel, charging for the emissions and gradually lowering the limit over roughly a decade. The program is modeled on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which has reduced emissions in the power sector for several of the states mulling the similar program for vehicles.
The states engaged in the plan, called the Transportation and Climate Initiative, are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, New York, Maine and New Hampshire. Eight are led by Democratic governors; four have Republicans.
As hopes for federal action on climate change remain dim, state officials see the regional approach as a way to have a significant impact in reducing emissions from the transportation sector.
"In the face of continued inaction and all out climate denial from the Trump Administration, regional, cooperative efforts ... are critically important to reduce the pollution that causes climate change and build a robust clean energy economy," said New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos in a statement, citing the regional transportation effort, RGGI and the U.S. Climate Alliance.
Not only have we increased our energy production, courtesy of fracking, to the point that we are the world’s pre-eminent energy power, we have, at the same time, reduced our pollution and our CO2 emissions (if you think that matters) more than any other country.
It's not about the environment. It's about power and raping the productive of their well earned income.
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.