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Centcom: ‘The US has decided to reduce our troop presence in Iraq from about 5,200 to 3,000 troops during this month’
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Senator Graham praises FBI Director Wray for helping investigation of Crossfire Hurricane
[Washington Examiner] Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham praised FBI Director Christopher Wray for the bureau’s cooperation with the Republican’s investigation into the Trump-Russia investigators as the 2020 election looms.

After meeting with Graham in late August, Wray sent the senator a letter last week that was made public Tuesday in which the bureau highlighted "the many meaningful steps taken under Director Wray's leadership to ensure the failures of Crossfire Hurricane are not repeated" and vowed that "the FBI continues to cooperate fully with this Committee's investigation." Graham’s office said that he "has continued to press the FBI for answers about how and why the Crossfire Hurricane investigation got so off track."

"I very much appreciate this update from the FBI," Graham said on Tuesday. "FBI Director Wray and his team are helping the committee perform vital oversight. I know Director Wray wants to repair the damage done by Crossfire Hurricane. He is working to rebuild the credibility of the FBI."

Wray has faced criticism from a number of Republicans, including Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, who accused the director of slow-walking responses to information requests related to the Russia investigation, and President Trump, who said in May that "the jury is still out" on Wray. Attorney General William Barr has defended Wray amid the flurry of GOP critiques.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a report in December that criticized the Justice Department and the FBI for at least 17 "significant errors and omissions" related to the FISA warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and for the bureau's reliance on British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s discredited dossier. Steele put his research together at the behest of Fusion GPS, which was funded by Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Declassified footnotes from Horowitz’s report indicate that the bureau became aware that Steele’s dossier may have been compromised by Russian disinformation, and FBI interviews show Steele’s primary subsource undercut the credibility of the dossier.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oh, I'm sure he's been very helpful to Graham.
Posted by: charger || 09/09/2020 0:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Graham is scum. No offense to scum.
Posted by: Clem || 09/09/2020 1:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Worthless traitor.

I told you to chose a side long ago.

You are neither cold nor hot, but lukewarm.

Posted by: newc || 09/09/2020 2:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Rest assured Graham's compromat isn't a dead (or live) girl in his bed.
Posted by: Thraling Munster5941 || 09/09/2020 3:20 Comments || Top||

#5  ^That was nasty.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2020 5:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Lindsey Graham is a "9bob note" does keep popping up.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/09/2020 7:56 Comments || Top||

#7  One feels hidden depths of lawyerly sarcasm in all that, a sense that Director Wray was helpful in all sorts of unintentional ways not necessarily to his benefit...
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/09/2020 8:37 Comments || Top||

#8  Not the Bee?
Posted by: Raj || 09/09/2020 8:44 Comments || Top||

#9  I can't stand Graham not only because he is a weak-kneed (typical) politician, but also because of his chicken hawk-like devotion to John "Axis Sally" McCain. Two sickening figures of American politics.
Posted by: Clem || 09/09/2020 9:09 Comments || Top||

#10  Earth (or South Carolina) to Lindsey: You are up for reelection in 8 weeks. Don't make us mad.

It's almost certain that you'll be reelected in SC. But don't take us for granted.
Posted by: Tom || 09/09/2020 14:28 Comments || Top||

#11  Time for Graham to retire. Too bad its too late to replace him on the GOP ticket. The only reason to vote for him is the Dem would be even worse, and would put Schumer in charge.

Little Lord Lidnsey has been and likely always will be a swamp creature, going back to his days as Yellowstain McCain's (spit) buttboy.

I wonder what blackmail info they are holding over his head?
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/09/2020 17:10 Comments || Top||

#12  I wonder what blackmail info they are holding over his head?

Doubt it. He's simply a deep state corrupt POS.
Posted by: Woodrow || 09/09/2020 19:18 Comments || Top||

#13  Time to vote Miss Lindsey out and that sleazy lefty lobbist bowling ball headed mofo in?
Posted by: Angeater Lumumba5176 || 09/09/2020 19:19 Comments || Top||

#14  lesser o 2 evils
Posted by: Bertie Turkeyneck1336 || 09/09/2020 19:25 Comments || Top||

Investigators have learned that Obama CIA Director John Brennan ran a secret task force out of Langley with its own separate budget to investigate Trump campaign and alleged ties to Russia.

It is being said that Brennan had a CIA unit outside of DC studying Trump over a year before the election. But, Trump wasn't even a top Republican contender then... so did he have a unit set up for each Republican contender? Why no discussion on that?

If each investigator earned $80K a year it would be a $150K a year cost to the CIA. If they earned $180K to $220K costing would need to be $400K per year per investigator. Office help is $40K costing about $80K with benefits. Office cost in D.C about $10K per person. There were 17 Republican Candidates so for cell type CIA grouping .. an office suite for each = 17 suites. Then the question is how many people in each group? Sn=seniors per group In=juniors per group, Hn= Office help per group.

Cost = 17(candidate count) * (group cost)[ Sn*$400K + In*$150K +Hn*(office help cost in DC) + + suite lease cost + material & research cost per group ]

so assume per group Sn=3 In=8 Hn=2 for 13 people per group. So group cost = 3*400K +8*150K +2*80K +13*10K + material & R&D
= 2.69M + misc
so 17x cost = 45.73 million plus 17*misc_costs.

Gateway Pundit - Sperry: John Brennan Was Running Secret CIA Task Force Out of Langley to Investigate Trump Before FBI Probe Launched in July 2016.

Should actually come as no surprise. In addition to FBI Director Wraye, perhaps Senator Graham can also thank John Brennan for his cooperation.
Posted by: Thraling Munster5941 || 09/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "He’d been doing this well before Trump. As I have reported."

Obama must have had him looking at all the so called "enemies of Obama" during the first term
Posted by: 746 || 09/09/2020 1:14 Comments || Top||

#2  No shit, Sherlocks. This isn't news.
Either McCarthy or Solomon (?) broke this story about Soetoro & Brennan's "war room" three years ago
Posted by: Crose and Tenille1716 || 09/09/2020 2:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Now to investigate Biden's ties to Ukraine and 0Bama regime's ties to Iran.

But publicly.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/09/2020 4:07 Comments || Top||

#4  I do not think Brennan was tasked to investigate Trump. His efforts were to ensure that Trump would be investigated.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/09/2020 6:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe, just maybe, CIA is - just a bit - too independent? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2020 6:42 Comments || Top||

#6  /\. Hence DNI to clip CIA's wings or just another MASSIVE [deep-state] bureaucracy?
Posted by: Clem || 09/09/2020 7:23 Comments || Top||

#7  I believe the CIA may have other financing ways...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/09/2020 8:36 Comments || Top||

#8  ^Like why USA in Afghanistan?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2020 8:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Ref #6. The DNI is a powerless non-entity created to provide the illusion of oversight and control.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/09/2020 9:02 Comments || Top||

#10  So the Central Intelligence Agency wasn't "enough" after 9/11. All part and parcel of government just getting bigger and bigger and BIGGER.

Posted by: Clem || 09/09/2020 9:06 Comments || Top||

#11  #7 and #8, well, somebody got the money from all that Afghan opium.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/09/2020 11:25 Comments || Top||

#12  Or, should I say, is getting?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/09/2020 11:26 Comments || Top||

#13  I thought CIA couldn't operate in the Us against US citizens?
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/09/2020 13:21 Comments || Top||

#14  Personal slush fund as well. All on a "black" budget that nobody audits.

I want to see Brennan die in prison, in an orange jumpsuit.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/09/2020 17:12 Comments || Top||

#15  Re #13: LEGALLY, they can't. But those laws are for the little people.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/09/2020 18:18 Comments || Top||

#16  It's more likely that Brennan had ties to Russia than Trump. After all, It was Brennan who voted for a communist running in a U.S. election.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/09/2020 22:42 Comments || Top||

#17  But Russia's not Communist....I mean, wasn't the Cold War all about fighting "Communism"?
Posted by: Clem || 09/09/2020 23:35 Comments || Top||

#18  More along the lines of breaking up the USSR and reducing Soviet influence.
Posted by: gorb || 09/09/2020 23:55 Comments || Top||

De Blasio in denial: NYC mayor says Labor Day weekend was 'overwhelmingly peaceful' despite gun arrests hitting 25- year high and 37 shootings on Monday alone
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Only 37 shootings? What's all the fuss about?
Posted by: gorb || 09/09/2020 1:44 Comments || Top||

#2  "Overwhelmingly" = Spinal Tap's "eleven" setting.

Keep cranking up the absurdity, moron
Posted by: Cleans Greaque8956 || 09/09/2020 2:05 Comments || Top||

#3  7 million residents, 37 shootings = 6,999,963 New Yorkers not shot on Labor Day. Overwhelmingly peaceful. QED.
Posted by: Thraling Munster5941 || 09/09/2020 2:40 Comments || Top||

#4  "Overhwhelmingly " is the new mostly...

Will the DeMSM pull him up for his nonsense?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/09/2020 3:58 Comments || Top||

#5  I don't see that all the excitement is about: the chances of being shot in NYC are less than the chances of dying from Covid.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2020 5:16 Comments || Top||

#6  ...don't recall too many shooting in nursing homes in NYC. You may have a point.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/09/2020 6:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Wilhelm absolutely never ceases to amaze.
Posted by: Clem || 09/09/2020 7:27 Comments || Top||

#8  Latest from Kaiser Warren Wilhelm: Lower Manhattan was "overwhelmingly peaceful" on 9/11
Posted by: Jiggs Sholing8100 || 09/09/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

#9  37 shootings > 8 with covid deaths
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/09/2020 8:42 Comments || Top||

#10  37 shootings < 1012 new covid cases
5 shooting deaths < 11 covid deaths
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2020 9:00 Comments || Top||

#11  5 killed over a long weekend in a city the size of NY is not that big a deal. (Fortunately, they are not very good shots.) (And most are usually bad vs bad shootings anyway.)
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/09/2020 13:38 Comments || Top||

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Cuomo says he won't allow NYC to reopen indoor dining because it 'doubles the amount of bars and there is no one to enforce the rules' - as furious restaurant owners including Lady Gaga's father - sue for $2bn saying they're being unfairly shackled
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No corona germination at Signior Germanotta's Corona n Pasta joint?

Ima thinkin time fer a limerick (cue)..
Posted by: Groluper Phens1222 || 09/09/2020 2:18 Comments || Top||

#2  The threat to under 40s from COVID from drinking in a bar is lower than the risks of driving there (i.e. incredibly low).
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/09/2020 4:09 Comments || Top||

#3  'no one to enforce the rules'

You exist to serve the programs of the state!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/09/2020 6:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Meals pretty good at New York nursing homes, eh, Andrew?
Posted by: Clem || 09/09/2020 7:16 Comments || Top||

#5  What need of trattorias, tapas bars, and banh mi? Wilhelm has provided all the street life anybody could ask for. There's just no pleasing some people.
Posted by: Cesare || 09/09/2020 7:27 Comments || Top||

#6  ^I believe that's outside dinning?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2020 7:32 Comments || Top||

#7  You mean it will increase the number from "0". Does anybody believe outdoor dining will continue after the mid-fall?
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 09/09/2020 7:42 Comments || Top||

#8  He's preparing for "The Dreaded Second Wave Of The Deadly Coronavirus", which will start when the weather drives people indoors.

Meanwhile, the CDC numbers show nearly 60% of deaths are over 75 years old and almost 80% are older than 65.

But all those folks are retired; let everybody not retired go about their business! Get a grip, Gov!
Posted by: Bobby || 09/09/2020 8:18 Comments || Top||

#9  Supporting BP's comment (#2), the CDC says 3% of the deaths were less than 45 years old.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/09/2020 8:23 Comments || Top||

#10  I do like that this is about two Dems trying to out-idiot one another.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/09/2020 8:24 Comments || Top||

#11  ^ w Biden on (dueling) banjo... where's that photo showing his cretinous eyes that make him a dead ringer for the blind hillbilly kid in Deliverance?
Posted by: Lionel Sleth9003 || 09/09/2020 8:26 Comments || Top||

#12  ..ask and you will receive.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/09/2020 8:35 Comments || Top||

#13  So of the 0.1% of the world population who have 'tested positive', of them 1% have died, and of that number 3% are under 45 like that Spanish meterball coach....oh who also had leukemia.

Sorry, have to get my TI-85 to figure that number.

No third or even second tier evidence of mass casualties. Only people using WuFlu as an excuse to not work and people using WuFlu to keep other people from working.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/09/2020 10:24 Comments || Top||

#14  I wonder who all the out-of-work food service workers are going to vote for.
Posted by: gorb || 09/09/2020 12:46 Comments || Top||

#15  ^Well, most of them are college graduates, nein?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2020 12:51 Comments || Top||

#16  Just saw they are re-opening NY restaurants for indoor dining.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/09/2020 13:36 Comments || Top||

#18  We've had indoor dining in SC for over 3 months now with no problems.
Posted by: Tom || 09/09/2020 14:30 Comments || Top||

#19  ^Well, most of them are college graduates, nein?

Yes. You can tell who they are. They're the ones who ask "And would you like fries with that?"
Posted by: gorb || 09/09/2020 21:20 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
1,000 People Double-Voted In The Georgia Primary Using Mail-In Ballots
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2020 06:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's 1,000 that you found. Tip of the iceberg.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/09/2020 10:58 Comments || Top||

#2  This is the amateurs. When the professional ballot box stuffers start rolling, look out!
Posted by: magpie || 09/09/2020 12:04 Comments || Top||

#3  So, they're tax evaders from Chicago?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/09/2020 15:24 Comments || Top||

#4  And thats just a start.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/09/2020 17:08 Comments || Top||

#5  D or R?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/09/2020 18:37 Comments || Top||

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Wed 2020-09-09
  Centcom: ‘The US has decided to reduce our troop presence in Iraq from about 5,200 to 3,000 troops during this month’
Tue 2020-09-08
  Turkish lira has hit a record low against the dollar
Mon 2020-09-07
  BLM protesters in DC are calling for the White House to be burned down, cops killed.
Sun 2020-09-06
  Jihadists net $140 mn from Burkina gold mine raids
Sat 2020-09-05
  Thousands Antifa/BLM Flood Rochester, Threatening and Smashing Restaurants, Customers Flee in Terror
Fri 2020-09-04
  Federal Officers Reportedly Kill Michael Reinoehl
Thu 2020-09-03
  ICE puts detainers on 10 associates of MS-13 in connection with sex trafficking of 13-year-old girl
Wed 2020-09-02
  DHS Chief: Feds ‘Targeting And Investigating’ Heads Of BLM, Antifa And Those Who Fund Them
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  Sheriffs say they won't help governor's plan to stop Portland protest violence
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  Ten militants and five civilians killed in east Congo violence: army, local leader
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  Antifa sets police union building on fire again, 600-car pro-Trump caravan, deadly shooting near rally
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