[Daily Caller] The FBI didn’t flag that some emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server were marked classified with a "(C)" when they were sent ‐ something that seemingly would have been one of the first and most obvious checks in an investigation, and one that FBI agents instantly recognized put the facts at odds with Clinton’s public statements.
The Intelligence Community Inspector General noticed it after the FBI missed it, texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, reveal. "Holy cow," Strzok wrote, "if the FBI missed this, what else was missed?"
"Remind me to tell you to flag for Andy [redacted] emails we (actually ICIG) found that have portion marks (C) on a couple of paras. DoJ was Very Concerned about this," he wrote.
"Found on the 30k [emails] provided to State originally. No one noticed. It cuts against ’I never sent or received anything marked classified,'" he wrote, referring to statements by Clinton downplaying the danger of her email practices.
Much of the more in-depth investigation considered whether Clinton and her aides emailed materials that were classified but were not marked as such, a harder determination to make.
Security clearances can be issued by many United States of America government agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of State (DOS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Energy (DoE), the Department of Justice (DoJ), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). DoD issues more than 80% of all clearances. There are three levels of DoD security clearances:
TOP SECRET – Will be applied to information in which the unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security.
SECRET – Will be applied to information in which the unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause serious damage to the national security. CONFIDENTIAL – Will be applied to information in which the unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause damage to the national security.
[Breitbart] Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), a leading conservative member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday that he believes that there is an interconnectivity between various high-profile Barack Obama-era scandals and the latest revelations about corruption at the Department of Justice and FBI.
Gosar was asked during the interview on the SiriusXM 125 Patriot Channel show about the corruption on display in the release of the famed memo from House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) that detailed FISA court abuses by the FBI and DOJ in the lead-up to the 2016 election and in the months that followed now President Donald Trump’s win during the transition and even during his presidency.
That all came before the release of new text messages between senior FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok that detailed how Obama himself was overseeing everything personally on the Hillary Clinton email investigation and rivaling Trump probe. Gosar detailed how this same corruption that is now being further exposed first reared its ugly head in the earliest days of the administration of now former President Barack Obama, with the Operation Fast and Furious scandal then the IRS and Benghazi scandals‐all of which had intricate levels of DOJ and FBI involvement.
I will be SHOCKED in the extreme to see anything happen (justice as we might call it) to Soetoro. Disrupting contemporary symbols and heroes of our shared African cultural heritage and struggle cannot be uprooted. Saint Teresa of Calcutta may someday be pushed from the lineup, but not Soetoro.
Gosar is right and the GOP has completely missed the big picture.
I'm afraid a lot of top Republicans were complicit.
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Fast and Furious was not about controlling weapons sales to drug cartels in Mexico, it was about creating a negative impression of the 2nd Amendment to allow complete bans on weapons sales in the US.
The IRS was about suppressing opposition PACs to allow Democrap candidates easier elections.
Benghazi was about hiding a vast arms dealing conspiracy by the CiA for the Clinton Foundation that was inadvertently uncovered by Stevens and a few CIA operatives in Libya.
Now we have FISAGate...corrupt the election process for a corrupt Democrap candidate.
See where this is all going, add the weaponization of previously non-law enforcement government agencies with SWAT teams and snipers, the packing of the military command and intelligence networks with true believers and you have the makings of a dictatorship.
I truly believe Zero wanted to set himself up as the first President for Life in the US.
Prison would only be a slightly worse punishment than to go down in history as the worst president ever — ignored, powerless, soon to have very little income at all to support that grand house in Washington, DC, two daughters at Harvard, and the lifestyle to which he had become accustomed... and after whom African-American voters rejected the firm embrace of the Democratic party.
Why else would Clinton et al., refuse to provide air support and reinforcements to the Benghazi diplomatic compound and the CIA station?
A point that is made several times in 13-Hours is the fact the CIA guys knew something was up with the local militias in the run up to the attack. Part of what the CIA was looking into was the transport of advanced weapons from the Libyan army arsenals to Hamas and Hezbollah after Qaddafi's assassination. They found it and reported it and Stevens came to Benghazi to see it for himself, someone told him to go.
Then there is the semi-expected attack, and then there is the refusal of the Air Force and SF to come to Benghazi as originally planned.
there is the refusal of the Air Force and SF to come to Benghazi as originally planned.
I suspect, Gen. Ham moved his forces from Mali to Tripoli expecting the country to explode as did Mali, but he was prevented from engaging by the Mali directive: The Pentagon has been prohibited from giving military aid or training to Mali in the aftermath of the March coup. The ban, imposed by the State Department, is unlikely to be lifted until a democratically elected government can be reinstated.
He was immediately replaced and then perjured himself during Gowdy's investigation in a deal to save his retirement.
I'll call and raise on Rep. Gosar: Moslem Brotherhood is who owns much of D.C., R and D, and is the evil spirit that, once inside the body (from the Clinton 90s), brought 70+ more of same kind in with them. Thus the mess today.
Trump is clean and scares the pants off the Americans in D.C. and elsewhere, very rich and influential in many fields, who got owned by the Brotherhood directly (contributions, leg-work, endorsements, Islamic Center fundings, flatterings) or indirectly ("PC culture").
[Daily Caller] Congressional investigators are puzzling over a December 2016 text message that suggests the Justice Department sought to grant immunity to Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
In a Dec. 13, 2016 text exchange, FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok sent his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, a text message referring to a conversation he had with the Justice Department discussing immunity and potential grand jury testimony.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released the text message along with 384 pages of additional records on Wednesday.
"Talked with DoJ about HA interview," Strzok wrote to Page.
"Told them we had to interview, no immunity. They said they thought that would get counsel to the point of saying she’s either taking the 5th in the Gj or you need to give her immunity. I said that’s fine, please have discussions to get the decision to that point and I would run it up the chain."
[The Hill] An FBI informant connected to the Uranium One controversy told three congressional committees in written testimony that Moscow routed millions of dollars to America with the expectation it would be used to benefit Bill Clinton's charitable efforts while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quarterbacked a "reset" in US-Russian relations.
The informant, Douglas Campbell, said in the testimony obtained by The Hill that he was told by Russian nuclear executives that Moscow had hired the American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide specifically because it was in position to influence the Obama administration, and more specifically Hillary Clinton.
Democrats have cast doubt on Campbell’s credibility, setting the stage for a battle with Republicans over his testimony.
Campbell said Russian nuclear officials "told me at various times that they expected APCO to apply a portion of the $3 million annual lobbying fee it was receiving from the Russians to provide in-kind support for the Clinton’s Global Initiative," he added in the testimony.
"The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months. APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement. "
APCO officials told The Hill that its support for CGI and its work with Russia were not connected in any way, and in fact involved different divisions of the firm. They added their lobbying for Russia did not involve Uranium One but rather focused on regulatory issues aimed at helping Russia better compete for nuclear fuel contracts inside the United States.
[Free Beacon] Despite suspending its relationship with an ex-British spy who wrote the unverified dossier on President Donald Trump over the ex-spy's unauthorized contact with the media, the FBI presented him as a credible source to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court multiple times after that suspension, according to two Republican senators.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) late Tuesday afternoon released a new version of a Jan. 4 criminal referral he wrote with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) that asked the Justice Department to investigate Trump dossier author Christopher Steele for allegedly lying to the FBI, which is a crime.
At Grassley's request, the FBI removed multiple heavy redactions to the senators' criminal referral, which the senators first released Monday and asserts that Steele wrote a second memo with help of at least one of Hillary Clinton's friends.
"I appreciate the FBI's quick turnaround on a tight deadline to my request for a classification review of the Steele referral," Grassley said in a statement. "The more clarity we can provide to the American people about decisions at the FBI and Justice Department, the better."
Grassley pledged to keep pushing for additional transparency and thanked the men and women of the FBI and Justice Department for their continued service.
The newly released memo with fewer redactions states the FBI took "important investigative steps largely based on Mr. Steele's information‐and relying heavily on his credibility."
[Daily Caller] Twenty-one members of the Congressional Black Caucus facing questions about their ties to Nation of Islam chief Louis Farrakhan have all refused to condemn the hate group leader.
The CBC, it was recently revealed, held a secret meeting with Farrakhan in 2005 but hid it from the public to avoid controversy. Twenty-one members of the caucus today were part of the caucus at the time of the secret Farrakhan meeting. All 21 declined to denounce Farrakhan when asked by The Daily Caller.
The Nation of Islam is so extreme that even the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center recognizes it as a hate group, citing the group’s "theology of innate black superiority over whites and the deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay rhetoric of its leaders."
This is the occasion when a much younger Barack Obama was photographed smiling with Rev. Farrakhan, a photo suppressed until a few days ago lest it ruin his career prospects. Professor Dershowitz, upon being informed of the thing, announced he would not have campaigned for the gentleman in question had he known. Though to be fair, we all knew about the as yet unrevealed Khalidi video, and that did not seem to have triggered any professorial qualms.
As Rex says at #3. It's tribal in origin, the root of communism by the way. While there are many others, the Blombos cave drawings are a record of their attempts at civilization. Some say the Blombos date 60,000 years before the modern era. These people are not to blame, tribal 'best practices' have skewed the DNA.
While they possess remarkable regional survival skills, lads from the northern Athabasca cultures, the Yupic, Aleut, and Eyak make disappointing cricket players. The Hambletonian has yet to be won by a Shetland Pony, and so it goes. Each has it's homeland and calling.
Unfairly? Obama had Farrakhan to the White House a bazillion times, along with that other race pimp Al Sharpton.
Al Sharpton was one of the perpetrators of the Tawana Brawley hoax. He accused innocent people of raping a girl. One of them was an assistant DA, Steven Pagones. For years, he pursued a defamation case against Sharpton and finally won.
In reality Farrakhan is a member of the Western mainstream political class
Here's your own SPLC, which is a great friend to the Far Left, describing Farrakhan. If he's mainstream, it's like kissing the Grand Wizard of the KKK. Oh wait, Hillary did that.
Louis Farrakhan heads the Nation of Islam, a group he has led since 1977 and that is based on a somewhat bizarre and fundamentally anti-white theology. Farrakhan is an anti-Semite who routinely accuses Jews of manipulating the U.S. government and controlling the levers of world power.
Farrakhan blames Jews for the slave trade, plantation slavery, Jim Crow, sharecropping and general black oppression. Farrakhan's tone grew more belligerent in June 2010, when he sent letters to several leaders of the Jewish community as well as the Southern Poverty Law Center demanding that they realize the evils they have perpetrated and that they work to further Farrakhan's goals. The letter ended with a threat to "ruin and destroy your power and influence here and throughout the world" if his terms were not met.
In His Own Words
"The Jews, a small handful, control the movement of this great nation, like a radar controls the movement of a great ship in the waters … the Jews got a stranglehold on the Congress."
— Louis Farrakhan, Saviour's Day speech, Chicago, Feb. 25, 1990
"And the Christian right, with your blindness to that wicked state of Israel … can that be the holy land, and you have gay parades, and want to permit to have a gay parade in Jerusalem when no prophet ever sanctioned that behavior. How can that be the Israel, how can that be Jerusalem with secular people running the holy land when it should be the holy people running the holy land. That land is gonna be cleansed with blood!"
— Louis Farrakhan, Saviour's Day speech, Chicago, Feb. 26, 2006
"We can now present to our people and the world a true, undeniable record of the relationship between Blacks and Jews from their own mouths and pens. These scholars, Rabbis and historians [that Nation of Islam researchers studied] have given to us an undeniable record of Jewish anti-Black behavior, starting with the horror of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, plantation slavery, Jim Crow, sharecropping, the labor movement of the North and South, the unions and the misuse of our people that continues to this very moment."
— Letter sent by Louis Farrakahn to Jewish leaders and the Southern Poverty Law Center, June 24, 2010.
[FreeBeacon] Despite pledge, Manchin joined joint fundraising committee with Jacky Rosen this cycle
Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.V.) urged his Senate colleagues to join him in a pledge not to campaign against incumbents or fundraise for their opponents, but records show he has already been part of a fundraising operation against Nevada incumbent senator Dean Heller (R.).
Manchin publicly signed the pledge Tuesday on the Senate floor. He told CNN he would like to make it an official ethics violation to raise money to oust incumbents.
Records show, however, that Manchin's campaign was part of a joint fundraising committee, Blue Senate 2018, with three other Democrats, including Jacky Rosen's campaign to unseat Heller in Nevada.
Manchin and Rosen were both added to the committee last October, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission. The other two campaigns involved were for incumbent senators Tim Kaine (D., Va.) and Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.).
Documents filed a week ago by Blue Senate 2018 show all of the campaigns involved raised thousands of dollars through the joint fundraising committee. On Dec. 28, 2017, the committee transferred $32,390 to Manchin, $28,960 to Rosen, $29,557 to Kaine, and $31,913 to Stabenow.
A spokesman for Manchin said the senator does not think participating in a fundraising operation with a candidate challenging a sitting senator is a violation of his pledge.
"Sen. Manchin attended a fundraiser for himself, raised money for his own campaign and never raised, donated, or solicited donations against his good friend, Sen. Heller," said spokesman Jonathan Kott.
Manchin's campaign also dismissed criticism on Tuesday from Republicans, who pointed out Manchin's direct contributions to Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for her 2014 campaign against Republican senator Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and labeled him the "most transparently hypocritical politician in Washington, D.C."
Kott told CNN Manchin in 2014 exempted donations to campaigns against party leaders from his policy against fundraising against sitting members because they are "the two senators who are most responsible for the dysfunction in Washington."
Heller, like Manchin, is viewed as one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the Senate.
[ConservativePost] Obama is as crooked as Hillary!
Of the 11 FISA court appointed judges, 10 of them were appointed by Obama Gee, that's almost, like, 91%.
including the corrupt Rudolph Contreras that granted the FISA warrant after another judge rejected it. He is also the same judge who had to recuse himself days after the Michael Flynn plea.
This is yet another inconvenient fact that the media and Democrats don’t want to discuss. The entire FISA court basically was full of Obama appointees. The one Trump apoointee to the FISA court also replaced an Obama appointee named Susan Webber Wright who’s term expired May of 2016. Keep an eye on the story about Rudolph Contreas though. That’s the big story that everyone seems to be missing from this memo release. Corruption at the judge level is even more frightening than corrupt DOJ and FBI hacks.
Gateway Pundit reports:
The Obama team’s actions with the FISA Court were not just corrupt ‐ they were criminal! Now his appointed judges are in the news for suspect deep state actions.
The FISA Court was put in place in 1978 when Congress enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The Court sits in Washington D.C., and is composed of eleven federal district court judges who are designated by the
Chief Justice of the United States. Each judge serves for a maximum of seven years and their terms are staggered to ensure continuity on the Court. In addition, the entire FISA court in late 2016 was stacked with Obama appointees. The entire court as of March 2017 was Obama appointees.
Now Obama appointed Judges to the FISA Court are in the news because of their suspect actions ‐
1. On Friday the House Intelligence Committee released its FISA memo that described the corrupt actions taken by Obama’s FBI and DOJ to obtain warrants to spy on the Trump campaign. Obama’s DOJ and FBI used a document created from information by Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC funding to obtain multiple FISA Court warrants. The political anti-Trump sources of the information were not provided to the court when requesting the warrant and top DOJ and FBI officials were the ones partaking in these actions. As a result, Congressional leaders are calling for prosecution of FBI and DOJ officials involved in the criminal actions and FOX News’ Gregg Jarrett stated that the criminal acts by Obama’s scoundrels involved in the FISA crimes could qualify for sentences of up to 10 years in prison.
It’s time to determine who signed off on the above warrants. Judges typically sit on the Court for one week at a time, on a rotating basis. Which judge signed off on the warrants with such flimsy information provided? The judge or judges who signed off on these warrants need to be investigated. Also, why have none of these judges announced that they are prosecuting the individuals who provided the fake information? This is their duty!
2. One Obama FISA appointee was also involved in General Flynn’s criminal case. We know this because he recused himself from the Flynn case. Obama FISA Court appointee and U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras recused himself from former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s criminal case in December. It’s yet unknown the reason for why Contreras recused himself. Why did he recuse himself and did he also sign off on any of the FISA warrants given to Obama cronies?
3. On Friday another Obama appointed FISA Court judge, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg sidedwith the Department of Justice after multiple news organizations, including CNN and USA Today, sued for the public release of Comey’s memos after their Freedom of Information Act requests were denied. (read more). The fact that any judge would currently side with this corrupt Department of Justice is suspect. What is in the memos and why is this being hidden from the public?
Wait a minute. First the article says the judges are designated by the Chief Justice. Then it says Obama appointed them. What's the difference between designated and appointed? And where in the hell was John Roberts in all of this?
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And where in the hell was John Roberts in all of this?
If the FISA request listed the Clinton campaign sourcing of info in a footnote the judges that cleared it should be disbarred for not reading carefully (in addition to arrests among the FBI for trying to hide the info and have it both ways).
If the FBI did not include the Clinton Campaign sourcing of info some folks in the FBI should be arrested for treason.
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.