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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Trump dossier author Steele gets 16-hour DOJ grilling
[POLITICO] Remington Christopher Steele, the former British spy behind the infamous "dossier" on President Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
’s ties to Russia, was interviewed for 16 hours in June by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The interview is part of an ongoing investigation that the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, has been conducting for the past year. Specifically, Horowitz has been examining the FBI’s efforts to surveil a one-time Trump campaign adviser based in part on information from Steele, an ex-British MI6 agent who had worked with the bureau as a confidential source since 2010.

Horowitz’s team has been intensely focused on gauging Steele’s credibility as a source for the bureau. But Steele was initially reluctant to speak with the American Sherlocks because of the potential impropriety of his involvement in an internal DOJ probe as a foreign national and retired British intelligence agent.

Steele’s allies have also repeatedly noted that the dossier was not the original basis for the FBI’s probe into Trump and Russia.

The extensive, two-day interview took place in London while Trump was in Britannia for a state visit, the sources said, and delved into Steele’s extensive work on Russian interference efforts globally, his intelligence-collection methods and his findings about Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, who the FBI ultimately surveilled. The FBI’s decision to seek a surveillance warrant against Page ‐ a warrant they applied for and obtained after Page had already left the campaign ‐ is the chief focus of the probe by Horowitz.

The interview was contentious at first, the sources added, but Sherlocks ultimately found Steele’s testimony credible and even surprising. The takeaway has irked some U.S. officials interviewed as part of the probe ‐ they argue that it shouldn’t have taken a foreign national to convince the inspector general that the FBI acted properly in 2016. Steele’s American lawyer was present for the conversation.

Posted by: Fred || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  too bad he wasn't interviewed seriously back in 2016
Posted by: lord garth || 07/11/2019 1:22 Comments || Top||

#2  So far, no one has done the "perp walk."
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/11/2019 11:03 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Don't Be Fooled: Tulsi Gabbard Is a Globalist in Sheep's Clothing.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/11/2019 11:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The fact that she's a Dem should have been the first clue.

It's sad to see how easily fooled people on the Right are, just because somebody was in the military, or because of a desire to white knight for a pretty (for a politician) face.
Posted by: charger || 07/11/2019 17:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Looks like she'll be the darling of the NeverTrumpers II.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/11/2019 18:29 Comments || Top||

#3  NB - Benedict Arnold was a Army vet too. Just saying.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/11/2019 18:49 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ And a damn fine officer too boot.
Posted by: jpal || 07/11/2019 18:53 Comments || Top||

#5  #3 Exactly.

And we don't even need the example of traitors to prove the point.

McClellan created the Army of the Potomac, but was wholly unsuited to leading it.

Lloyd Fredendall was a fine trainer of troops and a terrible combat leader.

Not even mentioning McCain and Kerry.
Posted by: charger || 07/11/2019 19:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Dron - broke the page width. Restrict it
Posted by: Frank G || 07/11/2019 19:10 Comments || Top||

#7  Oh shit ! Forgot to resize.

Also, the leaders of the Hare Krishna cult call a Shri Hitler a patriotic German and deny the holocaust. In short they're all loons. And she's a loon. She's just managed to hold a facade of normalcy for a long time.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/11/2019 19:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Please redo
Posted by: Frank G || 07/11/2019 19:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Just a silly meme. She does her swearing ceremonies with a Gita.



She's an adherent of the Hare Krishna Cult. Her guru is this guy. Calls himself some silly name, but he's actually Chris Butler the cultist. Here's an insider's look at Tulsi Gabbard's Real World.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/11/2019 19:24 Comments || Top||

#10  thank you!
Posted by: Frank G || 07/11/2019 19:29 Comments || Top||


Appeals court sides with President Trump, dismisses 'emoluments' lawsuit involving his DC hotel
[ABCNews] A federal appeals court on Wednesday handed President Donald Trump a legal victory, dismissing a lawsuit accusing the president of illegally profiting from his Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., by accepting money from foreign governments.

The attorneys general from Maryland and the District of Columbia had brought the case, arguing that the president violated a constitutional clause that prohibits elected officials from doing business with foreign governments without permission from Congress.

But an appeals court panel ruled the attorneys general lacked standing to bring the lawsuit.
Posted by: Beavis || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  another win
Posted by: 746 || 07/11/2019 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  This was the still very liberal DC Circuit.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/11/2019 10:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Ruled the states had 'no standing', so they may have kicked the can down the road, for further lawfare.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/11/2019 14:14 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/11/2019 15:45 Comments || Top||


Amash officially files as Independent
[THEHILL] Rep. Justin Amash
...pretend Republican congressman from Michigan, who probably won't be there come 2020...
(Mich.) officially filed as an Independent with the House clerk on Tuesday, one day after he submitted a letter formally resigning from the Republican conference and his position on the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

His change in party affiliation is expected to be reflected for the first time during Tuesday evening’s vote series.

Amash ‐ a staunch critic of President Trump ‐ announced his exit from the GOP in a July 4 op-ed in The Washington Post.

Tensions between the Michigan politician and the Republican Party began to escalate after he announced his support for initiating impeachment proceedings.
Posted by: Fred || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Working on a book deal? There is no chance he would ever get elected, so get some donor's money for his retirement, and an advance on a book?
Posted by: Beau || 07/11/2019 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Should have pretended to be a republican until the 2024 elections. He might have gotten someone to listen to him in the post-Trump era but now he’s a squeaky voice in a crowd of screaming zealots.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 07/11/2019 4:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Trailing 3rd in the Trunk primaries - of course he's an independent.....now
Posted by: Whanter Clusolet3698 || 07/11/2019 8:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Haven't Amish always been independent?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/11/2019 9:42 Comments || Top||

#5  An annoying name, innit? Always drags me off in teh direction of "Anabaptist tractor factory."
Posted by: Fat Bob Big Foot8465 || 07/11/2019 12:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Amash

He is Palestinian on his fathers side.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2019 13:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Spoiler for MI in 2020. Since he's been known as a Republican (albeit in name only) there is the possibility he will pull votes.
Posted by: warthogswife || 07/11/2019 14:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Paleo and Syrian Christian parents. No wonder he's messed up. Read up on him at Wikipedia, and see he's all over the place, politcally. Libertarian, but a firm believer in the Constitution. So he says. Could be the only sane one in DC.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/11/2019 14:17 Comments || Top||

#9  Interesting, Bobby. After reading his Wikipedia page, it seems to me that he was doing fine — albeit clung a little too closely to his ideals rather than engage in the kind of dealing necessary to get things done — until Donald Trump was elected. But in the end being a NeverTrumper was more important, which is not an effective position.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2019 17:43 Comments || Top||

#10  ...look into his import/export business. Any Chinese in there?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/11/2019 18:50 Comments || Top||

#11  yes. He's been harmed by the Tariff threats
Posted by: Frank G || 07/11/2019 18:53 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Purge at NASA human space
[Twitter]








Posted by: 3dc || 07/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Considering that NASA manned spaceflight for the past decade has been a complete fiasco, I'm good with Gerstenmaier being thrown out.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/11/2019 0:15 Comments || Top||

#2  I this the NASA that Barry committed to 'Moslem outreach'?
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 07/11/2019 8:16 Comments || Top||

#3  It was pretty clear to me that we didn't have a manned program any more after we incinerated the astronauts over Texas.
Posted by: SR-71 || 07/11/2019 16:06 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Harmeet Dhillon Launches ‘Publius Lex’ Legal Fund to Fight Antifa and Big Tech
[Breitbart] Attorney Harmeet Dhillon, known for her work defending Andy Ngo and James Damore, launched a new legal nonprofit, Publius Lex, aimed at protecting civil rights for all Americans, including conservatives who are the frequent target of far-left activists and corporations.

Dhillon is the attorney for Andy Ngo, the journalist who was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage by Death Eater "Antifa
...the armed wing of the Democratic Party...
" activists in Portland two weeks ago. Her firm is also waging a class-action lawsuit against Google on behalf of former employees who allege the company discriminates against non-progressives and against white and Asian males.

A judge recently ruled that the case against Google can proceed to discovery.

She also won a lawsuit in Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, against Yvette Felarca, a prominent Antifa activist who filed a frivolous lawsuit against the Berkeley College Republicans. Thanks to Dhillon’s lawsuit, a judge ordered Felarca to pay $11,000 to former College Republican president Troy Worden.

Dhillon’s new non-profit, Publius Lex, aims to gather financial contributions to protect the civil liberties of all Americans, in an era when they are increasingly under attack by radical activists and "woke" corporations like Google and Facebook.

On Twitter, Dhillon said that the first case taken up by Publius Lex will be Andy Ngo’s.

"Over the past few years I have noticed a distinct gap in the civil rights community, with many of the clients I wanted to represent not fitting within the parameters of the legacy civil rights establishment," said Dhillon in a comment to Breitbart News.

"The ACLU no longer seems to care about the First Amendment or religious liberties; some of the religious nonprofits I’ve worked with have focused on trendy issues, and no one seems to speak for many Americans who feel their fundamental natural and civil rights being violated."

"So I started Publius Lex to provide legal support for Americans whose civil rights are being violated and who are underserved in today’s America."
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  Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats tried, failed to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf
Wed 2019-07-10
  Egyptian Court Convicts Al-Azhar Professor, Others For Spying For Iran
Tue 2019-07-09
  Hafiz Multan, Taliban’s deputy Red Unit commander killed in Kandahar
Mon 2019-07-08
  Bouteflika’s ex-party chief detained in Algeria corruption probe
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  Journalist Assaulted By Antifa/Portland - Face, Neck, Ear Injuries
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