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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Comey's inside man at White House emerges as DOJ inspector general finalizes FISA abuse report
[Washington Examiner] Former FBI Director James Comey had an inside man at the White House, feeding the bureau information about President Trump and his aides in 2017.

Now this individual, who after leaving the government was hired by BuzzFeed to verify parts of British ex-spy Christopher Steele's dossier, may be tied to an investigation into alleged surveillance abuses by the DOJ and the FBI being conducted by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

This previously unreported mole in the White House appears in a new report by RealClearInvestigations that explored possible misconduct by Comey for what two U.S. officials described as essentially "running a covert operation against" the president even as he was assuring Trump he was not the subject of any investigation.

Anthony Ferrante, a longtime FBI official, worked as a cybersecurity adviser on the National Security Council. Officials said Ferrante was working in the White House even while the FBI held him on reserve status. All the while, he was sharing information about Trump and his aides back to FBI headquarters.

One former National Security Council official said Ferrante's unique position was highly irregular.

"In an unprecedented action, Comey created a new FBI reserve position for Ferrante, enabling him to have an ongoing relationship with the agency, retaining his clearances and enabling him to come back in [to bureau headquarters]," the official said, adding that the NSC division supervisor was "not allowed to get rid of Ferrante" and that the arrangement appeared to be "in direct conflict with the no-contact policy between the White House and the Department of Justice."

Ferrante left the White House in April 2017, not long before Trump fired Comey as FBI director.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2019 00:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yet another member of the Creept Haircut Clubtm
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/23/2019 0:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Creepy. (scheiss)
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/23/2019 0:59 Comments || Top||

#3  It is likely he wasn't the only asset employed by the Bureau:

F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2019 1:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Deep State?

Don't be ridiculous!

- 2017 Resistance/Dems/Media/Hilly/NeverTrumpers
Posted by: Bobby || 07/23/2019 8:04 Comments || Top||

#5  He will enjoy a full golden parachute pension far in excess of the incomes of the countrymen he's betrayed.
Posted by: Regular joe || 07/23/2019 8:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Jeebus! He looks like Strozk or whatever his name was...
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/23/2019 13:18 Comments || Top||

Paul Krassner, radical activist, dies at 87
[POLITICO] Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, his daughter said.

Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot Springs, Holly Krassner Dawson told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named. He was 87 and had recently transitioned to hospice care after an illness, Dawson said. She didn’t say what the illness was.

The Yippies, who included Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman and were otherwise known as the Youth International Party, briefly became notorious for such stunts as running a pig for president and throwing dollar bills onto the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Hoffman and Rubin, but not Krassner, were among the so-called "reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
... home of Al Capone, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel,...
7" charged with inciting riots at 1968′s chaotic Democratic National Convention.
Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No doubt the air quality around Desert Springs is improving
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/23/2019 2:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Paul Krassner was the publisher of “the Realist” magazine, one of the raunchiest political publications that ever came out of the left coast. That’s all I will say.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/23/2019 2:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Once they became Yippies they were not Merry Pranksters anymore. Merry is always better than yipping dogs.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/23/2019 19:19 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
On Regulation, Trump Exceeds His Campaign Promises
h/t Instapundit
Candidate Donald Trump famously promised to get rid of two federal regulations for every new one. With 2 1/2 years in office under his belt, he has vastly exceeded that standard. Paul Bedard reports:

It was an odd, geeky campaign promise for a populist presidential candidate to make. But when Donald Trump in 2016 pledged to kill two Obama-era regulations for every new one, crowds went wild.

Those cheers stuck with him when he moved into the White House, and he put his promise into an executive order. And now as he opens his reelection campaign, Russ Vought, acting budget office director, has delivered the results sure to win even more rally cheers.

"We’ve hit 13 to 1," he told a Heritage Foundation conference on federalism. And cutting so many regulations, he added, has saved taxpayers $33 billion.

My guess is that number is low.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/23/2019 07:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It seems possible that THIS is the reason economic growth is up and unemployment down.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/23/2019 10:29 Comments || Top||

#2  But it all started with Obama. Including the over-regulation.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/23/2019 20:05 Comments || Top||

Al Franken Says He ‘Absolutely’ Regrets Resignation From Senate
[YAHOO] Al Franken said he "absolutely" regrets resigning from the U.S. Senate in 2017 amid the firestorm over accusations of inappropriate behavior by the comedian turned politician.
"I was requested to request a transfer."
~ CPT Fisby - 1956, Tea House of the August Moon

In a new profile by Jane Mayer published Monday in The New Yorker, seven current and former senators said they also regret calling for his resignation in December 2017: Vermont’s Patrick Leahy
...Democrat Senator-for-Life from Vermont, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, source of more leaks than a plumber could keep up with...
, North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, Illinois’ Tammy Duckworth, Maine’s Angus King, Oregon’s Jeff Merkley, Florida’s Bill Nelson, and New Mexico’s Tom Udall.

Franken told Mayer that he now wishes that he had followed through on his request to appear before a Senate Ethics Committee hearing so that he would have had time to gather evidence to counter what he felt was a false narrative in the media based in part on anonymous accusers.

The New Yorker piece also sheds new light on the accusations by conservative talk radio host Leeann Tweeden that Franken forced an unwanted kiss on her during a 2006 U.S.O. tour that was the center of her accusations. Franken was pressured to resign in December 2017 after seven more women accused him of inappropriate touches or kisses.

Two actresses told the New Yorker they had performed the USO skit featuring a handsy doctor played by Franken in 2003 ‐ well before Tweeden joined the USO tour ‐ and therefore it was not written for her, as Tweeden had said in her statement. Others who were on the 2006 tour questioned her account as well.

Franken also told the New Yorker that New York’s Chuck Schumer
Senator-for-life from New York, renowned for his love of standing in front of cameras. Schumer has been a professional politician since 1975, when disco was in flower. Senate minority leader as of 2017.
, the top Democrat in the Senate, threatened to have the entire Democratic caucus demand his resignation and said Franken could be censured and stripped of his committee assignments if he decided to stay on.

"I couldn’t believe it," Franken told the magazine. "I asked him for due process and he said no."

A Schumer spokesperson had no comment. Reps for Franken and Tweeden did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Having gotten the DNC memo that Jeffrey Epstein is going to walk away scot free, Franken feels he deserves the same deal.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/23/2019 0:54 Comments || Top||

#2  False narrative my ass. Franken was caught on camera. He should go back to wearing diapers in public. It's what he is good at.
Posted by: Ebbavise Crereting1024 || 07/23/2019 2:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Al Franken Says He ‘Absolutely’ Regrets Resignation From Senate

"I'm a Democrat! The rules I make for others don't apply to me!"
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/23/2019 7:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Does he regret forcing himself on seven (or more) wimmens? Or just regret getting caught?
Posted by: Bobby || 07/23/2019 7:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Regrets not realizing that the Party protects its own - so he had nothing to fear.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/23/2019 7:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Franken Regrets Resignation From Senate...

That's one - anybody else?
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/23/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||

#7  ....last call.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||

#8  Having lived in Minnesota, I regret having ever been represented by him.

Posted by: Frozen Al || 07/23/2019 11:00 Comments || Top||

#9  There is some wacky sh!t going on in Minnesota lately. And by lately, I mean the last couple decades. Garrison Keelor. Jesse Ventura. Al Franken. Anything with the word 'Somali' in it.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/23/2019 11:30 Comments || Top||

#10  I think you put Marianne Williamson on the problem mentioned in #9. Almost certainly some kind of crystal alignment problem, or maybe AL Gore's chi...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/23/2019 12:07 Comments || Top||

#11  I, for one, still think it's awesome!
Posted by: Iblis || 07/23/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||

#12  You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at him. Chump.
Posted by: Spot || 07/23/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||

#13  If it had been a Republican, Franken would've led the pitchforks and torches mob
Posted by: Frank G || 07/23/2019 14:03 Comments || Top||

#14  Not caught in bed with a dead child so he's OK he figures.
Posted by: gorb || 07/23/2019 14:13 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Woman Suffering From TDS Gets SUV Stuck In Barbed Wire Fence After Vandalizing ‘Trump 2020' Sign
[Red State] There must be something in the water in Georgia these days.

There’s been the escalating she said-he said war between a Democratic stage legislator and a Cuban-American Democrat over heated words that were exchanged at a Publix grocery store express lane last Friday.

But there’s also another crazy story coming from Georgia involving a woman who hated a Cobb County man’s Trump 2020 display so much that she drove her SUV through a barbed wire fence to vandalize it at 1 in the morning last Monday.

WSB-TV reports:

[Property owner George] Bentley’s security cameras captured a car driving through the barbed wire fence and then knocking over a bright-colored cube around 1 a.m. Monday.

The video then shows a woman standing in front of the camera to spray-paint the Trump sign.

Bentley and his girlfriend, Dee Corson, discovered what happened when they woke up later in the day.

"That’s pretty strong for it to bother you something like this," Corson said.

Unfortunately for the vandal, she couldn’t get her car back through the barbed wire fence:
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The car [still trapped in the barb wire fence] led police to Azaria Moore, 20,

You're welcome. I don't think you need the photo.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/23/2019 7:53 Comments || Top||

#2  I wonder if TDS is just a form of Tourette's Syndrome... both involved uncontrollable outbursts of obscenity.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/23/2019 8:13 Comments || Top||

#3  I go by this display everyday. Every time I see it it makes me think about how great it is that he has it up since this is a mostly minority side of town. I have had too shut alot of neighbors down with their anti Trump bullshit when they start spouting what they heard on the MSM.
Posted by: chris || 07/23/2019 12:47 Comments || Top||

#4  East Cobb is mostly minority?

ever since my kid gave up travel ball I haven't there much
Posted by: Beavis || 07/23/2019 13:10 Comments || Top||

#5  This side of east cobb is , near the big chicken.But alot of east cobb is becoming minoritywith alot Indians and other asians moving in for the good school systems.
Posted by: chris || 07/23/2019 13:53 Comments || Top||

#6  but alot of hispanics live over in this part of east cobb is what I was referring too.
Posted by: chris || 07/23/2019 13:53 Comments || Top||

#7  Understood Chris, I can’t read half the signs in Gwinnett anymore
Posted by: Beavis || 07/23/2019 17:17 Comments || Top||

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