After an 18-month investigation into the FBI and DOJ’s Hillary Clinton probe, the highly anticipated report from the Justice Department’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz is out. Some of the key takeaways include:
1. A slew of anti-Trump text messages between special counsel Lisa Page and FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok damaged the integrity of the entire Clinton email probe, Horowitz writes.
Those of you who fantasize about any corrupt Democrat ever paying any kind of price for their crimes need a reality check. They behave the way they do because they know that even if they’re caught, nothing will happen to them. Only Republicans get punished.
Bottom line: Democrats got the narrative they wanted, that the FBI was not motivated by politics in exonerating Hillary, and that Comey made serious errors of judgment in his October 2016 disclosure to Congress. Yet the details show strong anti-Trump bias pervaded the FBI people involved. Continue reading →
Here I am catching up AGAIN after being sick AGAIN. I tell ya … I take a few days off to be sick and my kitchen and my email both get totally out of control! Okay, so it was more like a week. But still.
SYRIA:It took a Republican president to actually enforce the previous Democrat president’s “red line.”
BREAKING: The Justice Department’s Inspector General has sent a criminal referral to the US Attorney’s office in Washington regarding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s lack of candor about a Wall Street Journal article concerning the FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation.
Lawmakers Make Criminal Referral on Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ on Steele Dossier
Obama officials and FBI embattled agents also targeted for possible violations of federal law
ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING WILL COME OF IT. YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO IS NOT GUTLESS OR COMPROMISED. SESSIONS WILL NEVER DO IT.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, along with ten other colleagues sent the letter Wednesday to Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray criminally referring former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for their involvement in the investigations into President Trump and alleged violations of federal law. FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and his paramour FBI lawyer Lisa Page, whose anti-Trump text messages obtained by the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, were also included in the referral. https://saraacarter.com/breaking-lawmakers-make-criminal-referral-on-clinton-comey-lynch-to-doj-on-steele-dossier/
Starbucks to Close 8,000 U.S. Locations for ‘Racial Bias Training’
THESE TYRANTS GO AFTER ANY BUSINESS WHO CLAIMS TO BE ON THEIR SIDE.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SAY: DON’T DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANYBODY?
Starbucks will close 8,000 of its company-owned stores in the U.S. on May 29 for one afternoon to make its employees undergo “racial bias training.”
The company said that 175,000 workers would receive this training, which former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder and other experts would have a hand in designing, CNN Money reported. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/18/starbucks-to-close-8000-u-s-locations-for-racial-bias-training/
McConnell Kills Bill Protecting Mueller from Firing: ‘We’ll Not Be Having This on the Floor of the Senate’
Nobody Shows at DC Bookstore to Buy Comey’s Book
The place was open at 12:01 am Tuesday morning expecting long lines for James Comey’s new book, “I’ve Got Higher Morals than You,” or “I’m Loyal to Getting High,” or whatever it’s called, released on Tuesday. But on hand were more photographers, reporters and salespeople, all working the night shift, than customers. http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2018/04/17/shows-dc-bookstore-buy-comeys-book/
Kids sue Rick Scott for ‘immoral’ silence on climate change
THERE’S SOME VERY BIG MONEY BEHIND ALL THESE PROTESTS. HOW CONCERNED ARE 10 YEAR OLDS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?
The youths are being represented by the Oregon-based nonprofit organization Our Children’s Trust, which is supporting similar suits from children across the country.
They range in age from 10 to 20 years old — and include climate change activists Levi Draheim and Delaney Reynolds, who expressed their outrage in a statement. https://nypost.com/2018/04/16/kids-sue-rick-scott-for-immoral-silence-on-climate-change/
Pittsburgh police detectives asked to bring riot gear in case President Trump fires Robert Mueller
THE RIOTERS COULDN’T CARE LESS ABOUT MUELLER…THEY GET PAID TO BUST SH!T UP
Pittsburgh police detectives will report for duty with riot gear Thursday, in anticipation of a potential large scale protest should President Trump decide to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
There is a belief that President Trump will soon move to fire Special Prosecutor Mueller. This would result in a large protest within 24 hours of the firing. The protest would be semi-spontaneous and more than likely happen on short notice,” the missive read. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pittsburgh-police-wear-riot-gear-case-trump-fires-mueller-article-1.3941301
Planned Parenthood Leads Coalition to Spend $30 Million on Democrats in Mid-Terms
THEY’RE GOING ALL OUT IN THEIR CRUSADE TO GET TRUMP
The political arm of taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood is leading a coalition of left-wing groups in an organized effort to spend $30 million to elect Democrats in the mid-term elections this year and regain control of Congress.
The focus of the campaign – dubbed “Win Justice” – will be to mobilize people who vote infrequently but are sympathetic to liberal causes, particularly minorities, women, and young people. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/18/planned-parenthood-leads-coalition-spend-30-million-democrats-mid-terms/
Anti-Trump American history textbook ‘blatantly biased,’ critics say
Tarra Snyder, a student at Rosemount High School in Minnesota, who saw a copy of the book sent to her school, told Fox News she was “appalled” after seeing how “blatantly biased” the newest edition of “By the People: A History of the United States” was toward Trump and his voters. She said it also glossed over all issues then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton faced during her campaign. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/04/16/anti-trump-american-history-textbook-blatantly-biased-critics-say.html
Cuomo giving parolees right to vote via executive order
“I’m going to make it law by executive order,” Cuomo said during a speech to the National Action Network’s annual conference.
“It is unconscionable to deny voting rights to New Yorkers who have paid their debt and have re-entered society,” he said in a statement. “This reform will reduce disenfranchisement and will help restore justice and fairness to our democratic process. Withholding or delaying voting rights diminishes our democracy.” http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/383741-breaking-cuomo-giving-parolees-right-to-vote-via-executive-order
GOP presses for stiff work requirements for food stamps
The work requirements are projected to cut SNAP enrollment by up to 1 million people and would decrease spending on SNAP by $20 billion over 10 years, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said the provision is a commonsense revamp of SNAP and is critical to helping Americans feed their families. SNAP typically represents about 80 percent of farm bill spending. http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/383810-gop-presses-for-stiff-work-requirements-for-food-stamps
Pelosi Spews Gibberish At Anti-Trump Protest, “Dark Cloud Over, Putting A Dark Cloud Over, Over, Dark Cloud Over Capitol”
SHE COULD BE SPEAKER AGAIN IN A FEW SHORT MONTHS… GOD HELP US
American Muslims launch political campaigns, hope to deliver ‘sweet justice’ to Trump
THIS IS FROM A SAN FRANCISCO NEWSPAPER… TAKE IT FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH
More than 90 American Muslims, nearly all of them Democrats, are running for public office across the country this year. Many are young and politically inexperienced, and most are long shots. But they represent a collective gamble: that voters are so disgusted by America’s least popular president on record that they’re willing to elect members of America’s least popular religious minority group. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/American-Muslims-launch-political-campaigns-hope-12836285.php
It is as frustrating as it is nauseating to watch what’s been happening to the president. That pig Robert Mueller not only tore the concept of ethics to shreds but is walking close to, if not over, the bounds of legality.
His team of Gestapo agents raided the office and home of long time Trump personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to allegedly look for evidence of a payoff to a porn actress. This is way, way outside the scope of his supposed investigation which is Russian collusion. There is none, of course, but he will never stop until he brings down this president.
This is a blatant attempt by this scum to goad Trump into firing him. The democrats are waiting for an excuse to charge him with obstruction so they can start the impeachment party after they get the majority back.
Feds raid Michael Cohen’s office, seize material related to payments to Stormy Daniels, other matters; Update: Mueller consulted Rosenstein; Update: Bank fraud and campaign finance violations?
The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York…
The payments to Ms. Clifford are only one of many topics being investigated, according to a person briefed on the search. The F.B.I. also seized emails, tax documents and business records, the person said.
The seized records include communications between Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen, which would likely require a special team of agents to review because conversations between lawyers and clients are protected from scrutiny in most instances.
He’s now involved in two criminal investigations, one Mueller’s, the other the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s. That’s extra pressure to cooperate with Mueller, as he could conceivably be indicted by the DOJ in two different jurisdictions if he doesn’t. This is Russiagate’s boldest squeeze play yet
Mueller Investigating Trump Over $150K Donation From Ukrainian Who Gave Clintons $13 Million
THAT’S DIFFERENT. HILLARY HAD TO BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS.
The donation, from steel magnate Victor Pinchuk, pales in comparison to contributions he gave to the charity Bill and Hillary Clinton set up. The billionaire has contributed $13 million to the Clinton Foundation since 2006 and had access to Hillary Clinton while she served as secretary of state.
Trump Blasts AWOL Jeff Sessions: “He Made a Terrible Mistake, He Should Have Let Us Know He Was Going to Recuse Himself”
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME TRUMP HAS CALLED OUT THAT COWARDLY LITTLE PRICK. HAD HE NOT RECUSED HIMSELF FROM ANY INVESTIGATION AS SOON AS HE WAS CONFIRMED, THAT TRUMP-HATING BASTARD ROSENSTEIN COULD NOT HAVE SET MUELLER LOOSE TO GET TRUMP. PERIOD. NO MATTER HOW, JUST DO IT.
Ahead of a briefing from Senior Military Leadership Monday night, President Trump blasted the FBI’s raid of his personal lawyer’s office, calling it a disgraceful situation and an attack on the U.S., according to White House pool reports.
Trump also criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, adding that no one in looking at the other side of the probe, an apparent reference to Hillary Clinton.
FBI Raid: Mueller outsources the legal torment of Michael Cohen, but that doesn’t mean it’s not part of Mueller’s Russian collusion inquisition
Mueller is legally twisting Manafort’s arm so hard to flip him against Trump it may fall off, but will have to outsource the torment of Cohen to others. As so much that has preceded it in the Russia collusion inquisition, this has the appearances of friends of James Comey and Andrew McCabe taking out whatever their agenda is on friends of Trump.
We are witnessing, as Scott [Johnson] says, “a political death struggle with the authorities operating under [President Trump’s] nominal control.” President Trump and his loyal appointees need to assert the powers that the voters have given them.”
We’ll learn more in coming weeks, but this brings to a head a seemingly intractable conflict: Donald Trump was duly elected president and there are a lot of people on Mueller’s team and in DOJ/FBI who still don’t accept that and want it over. Only one of them can win.
Carl Bernstein: FBI raid was about ‘scaring the hell out of the president’
ALL THE OTHER JACKALS ARE ENVIOUS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL SCALP THIS DICKWAD WAVES AROUND. THEY WANT ONE, TOO.
Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said on Tuesday that President Trump “knows he’s trapped,” reacting to how the commander in chief is lashing out after the FBI raided the office, home, and hotel room of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
Furthermore, Bernstein said the raid was about “scaring the hell out of the president,” because Trump “knows better than anyone what he and his lawyer have discussed, communicated about it.”
In light of the CNN report about Rosenstein, Bernstein said Trump is a “lawless president” determined to avoid accountability by trying to shut down special counsel investigation.
“We have a president of the United States willing to risk a constitutional crisis for this nation so he can avoid legitimate investigation and letting the facts roll out the way they ought to,” Bernstein said.
Rod Rosenstein signed off on FBI raid of Michael Cohen’s office: Report
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein personally approved the FBI’s decision to raid Michael Cohen’s office in New York, according to a report.
Sources told the New York Times that Rosenstein’s involvement in the decision to raid the office of Cohen, President Trump’s longtime attorney, led the president to vent about whether he should fire the No. 2 official at the Justice Department.
Facebook assisting Mueller probe into Trump 2016 campaign
Facebook is working with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Trump campaign interactions with Russian operatives during the 2016 election, company founder Mark Zuckerberg told Congress on Tuesday.
Mr. Zuckerberg first said his company had gotten a subpoena from Mr. Mueller, then paused and said he wasn’t sure if there was a subpoena but his company is sharing information the investigation.
He declined to go into more details.
“Our work with the special counsel is confidential,” he said, testifying to the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees.
CtH: Ironic he should claim confidentiality while Mueller’s thugs were busy raiding Trump’s LAWYER.
Obama Holdover Accused of Corruption Approved Trump Lawyer Raid
When the media first began to spin the raid on the president’s lawyer, they claimed that it had been approved by a Trump appointee. Of course it hadn’t. It came from Rosenstein on one end. And Trump’s appointee had recused himself. That left his deputy, an Obama holdover, Robert Khuzami. And there are reports that he allegedly made the decision.
Khuzami was in charge of SEC enforcement under Obama. He did speak at the RNC convention in ’04 in support of the Patriot Act and donated to McCain in ’08. But as we’ve seen with Mueller, that kind of thing is old news. The much more significant factor is his SEC gig.
From Twitchy: As news broke across social media that Sessions had taken the advice of the FBI disciplinary office and had fired Andrew McCabe the Left went into a serious meltdown.
Like more serious than usual.
Hey, we know, they freak out at the drop of a hat (which is hilarious) but this was a MAJOR freak out, thousands of them screaming that Trump was corrupt for this, that it was political, that Sessions should go TO JAIL (we see you, Rosie) … we’re talking a meltdown of nuclear levels where unicorns cry.
They acted this same way with James Comey; they HATED HIM and wanted him destroyed in 2016 when they blamed him for Hillary and then they decided they totally loved him when Trump fired him.
The ever-classy (not) WaPo had this to say about Trump’s visit to Florida: He “followed a tried-and-true playbook for responding to crises, as he has a mass shooting in Las Vegas and a hurricane in Texas: leaning on praise of the responders — casting their response in hyperbolic terms — while making quick and choreographed stops that do not draw protesters or detractors or large crowds.”
Sarah Sanders responded:
I’m reminded of that time that then-Candidate Obama CANCELED a scheduled visit to war-injured soldiers because the hospital wouldn’t let his camera crew in.
The FBI failed to properly investigate the Florida shooter after numerous warnings.Maybe they were too busy trying to impeach Trump to do their jobs.
This is the fourth mass shooting where the FBI had files on the murderers beforehand. The others were Army Maj. Nidal Hassan who committed the 2009 Fort Hood shootings, the Tsarnaev brothers who committed the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and Omar Mateen who committed the2016 Pulse nightclub shootings.
Texts between Peter Strzok, then-FBI Chief of the Counterespionage Section, and his adulterous mistress, Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer,shed more light on the criminal intent of deep state playersto avoid prosecution of Hillary Clinton and to block and destroy Trump’s bid for the presidency.
This batch shows that senior FBI officialsinvolved in investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server while she was Obama’s Secretary of State:
Knew on or before Sept. 28, 2016, that thousands of new classified emails between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, had been found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Sat on this information until Oct. 28, just days before the Clinton-Trump presidential election,when then-FBI Director James Comey was basically forced to notify Congress because George Toscas, Deputy Assistant Attorney General at DOJ, had found out about them.
“Andy” was then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
“sdny” is the Southern District of New York, where Weiner’s sexting crime was investigated and tried.
Anthony Weiner was Abedin’s then-husbandand disgraced former congressman. Following a report from the Daily Mail in September 2016, the FBI investigated Weiner for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. His laptop was seized and emails related to the Hillary Clinton email controversy were found on it. Weiner iscurrently serving a 21 month sentence in federal prisonfor sexting with a minor.