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John Solomon: FBI Knowingly Misled FISA Court (video)
2019-08-20
[Gateway Pundit] Investigative reporter John Solomon from The Hill joined Lou Dobbs on Monday night to discuss the upcoming release of the Inspector General’s report on the origins of the Trump collusion spying scandal.

John Solomon told Lou Dobbs the report should come out in early to mid-September to early October.

John Solomon: I think where we are going to go next is the emergence of very strong evidence that the FBI knowingly and willfully misled the FISA Court. And the US intelligence agencies may have also been involved in what Bill Barr calls "political surveillance." It’s a term I’ve never heard before. He chooses his words clearly. The term ’political surveillance" could become very popular this fall.
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Home Front: Culture Wars
The White Supremacy Hoax
2019-08-14
[American Greatness] The specter of white supremacy haunts America. Let us empower the government to crush it.

Just yesterday, "the deplorables" were to be deplored because they were "racist, sexist, homophobic," clingers to "God and guns," and Russian dupes to boot. Today, the agility and unanimity with which our politicians and media‐heck, the ruling class‐have shifted to indicting roughly 72 percent of the population as white supremacists, likely violent, would fill with envy their homologues in China, Cuba, North Korea, and other tyrannical places. By comparison, Joseph Goebbels had sloppy message discipline. Not even the Soviets in their salad days were so "on message!"

One may suppose that our ruling class merely intends to energize its constituencies and cower the opposition in the 2020 elections. But this is no game. Their proposals would impose pre-punishment for pre-crimes on persons accused or "suspected" of being a "white supremacist." By whom? On the basis of what?

In practice, a "white supremacist" is anyone whom anyone in power dislikes enough to so label him. Who would accept being outlawed at will? Our ruling class plays with matches in a house drenched in gasoline.

Here is the latest. The Wall Street Journal on Saturday featured an essay by one Clint Watts, formerly of the FBI and West Point’s Counter Terrorism Center. Watts makes those proposals using the word "white" 16 times in 18 paragraphs. The sociopolitical ideas rife among white people are the main matrix of terrorism in America, Watts contends. Racial profiling, anyone?

Bemoaning the fact that U.S. law now restricts surveillance of, never mind restrictions on, U.S. persons to those who have committed or may be about to commit crimes, Watts proposes legislation that would permit designating persons associated with what the government may identify as "white supremacist ideology" as subject to surveillance to "preemptively assess whether these white supremacists are taking a radical turn toward violence."

Watts also proposes "red flag" laws, that would allow the government to take away weapons from someone so designated. Loss of weapons would be the least of burdens imposed on anyone so "red-flagged." Career, reputation, possibly family, would be gone because someone in the notoriously impartial FBI so decided, perhaps with the agreement of the highly scrupulous FISA court, subsequent to ex parte, secret proceedings.
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Barr rips ‘prancing punks’ who doused cops with water
2019-08-13
[NYPOST] Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday denounced the "prancing punks" who doused NYPD cops with water during a speech in which he condemned those who disrespect cops.

"We were all nauseated by the spectacle of prancing punks pelting New York coppers with water and plastic buckets. Unfortunately, these were not isolated events. From 2014 through 2017, there has been a 20 percent increase in assaults against police, up to about 60,000 per year," Barr said at the National Fraternal Order of Police’s conference in New Orleans.

Several people have been busted in the Big Apple this summer for dousing cops with water.

Barr then praised coppers for the job they do.

"To my mind, there is no more noble profession than serving as a police officer. You put your own life and well-being on the line to protect your communities," the nation’s top law enforcement official said.

"Your families spend anxious nights, so we can sleep in peace. You never know what your day may bring ‐ what uncertainty, danger, or threat you might face. But you still get up, put on your uniform and badge, kiss your loved ones, and head out to face whatever risks might come your way."

Police officers, he added, were "fighting an unrelenting, never-ending fight against criminal predators in our society. While there are battles won and lost each day, there is never a final resolution ‐ a final victory is never in sight."
Related:
Bill Barr: 2019-08-01 AG Barr Uncovered 'Very Troubling Information' on 'Fraudulent' FISA Process
Bill Barr: 2019-06-27 Attorney General Bill Barr pipes 'Scotland The Brave' at US Attorneys' Conference
Bill Barr: 2019-05-20 FBI Attacks On Bill Barr Show That He's On The Right Track And Getting Close To Home
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Revealing the systemic coup between Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele
2019-08-10
[COMMDIGINEWS] July congressional hearings reveal that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s team conducted a two-day interview in London with British ex-spy Remington Christopher Steele. Thus beginning to unpeel the onion on DOJ abuse of powers. Steele is the author of the unsubstantiated and salacious dossier attacking President Trump, creating the Russia Hoax.

The truth is coming home to roost.

The facts emerging are that Steele’s anti-Trump bias was well known at or about the November 2016 presidential election. Despite the many red flags, the DOJ, including operative Bruce Ohr’s bias, the initial FISA applications did rely on the dossier. A dossier that holds no truth.

Attorney General William Barr and the front man for John Durham both said that the focus of their investigation would be on "unauthorized surveillance" and "political surveillance". The Durham investigation will inevitably focus on John Brennan
...director of the CIA under the Obama administration. One of the deeper dwelling denizens of the Deep State, possibly even the guy who lit the match that launched the Russiagate coup attempt...
, James Clapper, and JamesThe spine of the FBI is the rule of law Comey
The disgraced, except in his own mind, former head of the FBI...
. The implications of what comes out will be earthshaking.

Before the FBI applied for its first FISA warrant, bureau officials were battling with a senior Justice Department official who had "continued concerns" about the "possible bias" of a source pivotal to the application. (FBI clashed with DOJ over potential ’bias’ of source for surveillance warrant: McCabe-Page texts) Nonetheless, Jim Comey signed off on the FISA warrant applications to surveil the Trump campaign.

This despite "an individual with links to the dossier" that was desperate that Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
lose the eleciton. Once Trump won, Steele, Strozk, Comey, and Ohr were all "passionate" about him not ascending to the presidency.

Related:
Michael Horowitz: 2019-08-01 AG Barr Uncovered 'Very Troubling Information' on 'Fraudulent' FISA Process
Michael Horowitz: 2019-07-23 Comey's inside man at White House emerges as DOJ inspector general finalizes FISA abuse report
Michael Horowitz: 2019-07-11 Trump dossier author Steele gets 16-hour DOJ grilling
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Christopher Steele: 2019-07-31 Chris Wray's FBI continues to cover for Team Comey's Russia shenanigans
Christopher Steele: 2019-07-27 Mueller's Ignorance Of Fusion GPS Proves His Investigation Was A Sham
Christopher Steele: 2019-07-23 Comey's inside man at White House emerges as DOJ inspector general finalizes FISA abuse report
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Bruce Ohr: 2019-07-20 GOP investigators seek Nellie Ohr's research for Fusion GPS on Trump family
Bruce Ohr: 2019-05-02 Rep. Meadows Files Criminal Referral Against Nellie Ohr After New Emails to DOJ About Russian Collusion Surface
Bruce Ohr: 2019-04-27 Trump Says He Will Declassify FBI’s Russia Probe Documents, ‘And Much More’
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William Barr: 2019-08-07 Fired FBI agent Peter Strzok files wrongful termination suit
William Barr: 2019-07-14 AG Barr: Justice Dept. is 'all in' on criminal justice overhaul
William Barr: 2019-07-08 GOP Rep. King: ‘Severe, Serious Abuses' by FBI, CIA ‘Going to Come Out'
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James Clapper: 2019-07-28 Clapper: Obama Ordered The Intelligence Assessment That Resulted In Mueller Investigation
James Clapper: 2019-06-25 Clapper Hears Barr's 'Chilling' Footsteps
James Clapper: 2019-06-16 Durham has questions for Brennan, NSA’s Mike Rogers has the answers
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James Comey: 2019-08-08 Pres. Trump says he's considering a commutation for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blago: ‘I thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly'
James Comey: 2019-08-05 'How Comey set a trap for prosecutors when leaking his memos
James Comey: 2019-08-02 Rep. Devin Nunes: James Comey having mismarked 'secret' memo at home was illegal
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With Latest Trump Dossier-DOJ News, How Many Heads Are Going To Roll ?
2019-08-09
[Townhall] So, how many heads are going to roll in September? Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz is supposed to release his long-awaited report on Obama-era FISA abuses. The focal point centers on the DOJ’s FISA spy warrant against Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, which was secured thanks to the Clinton-funded opposition research project called the Trump dossier. It was compiled by ex-British spook Christopher Steele. It was unverified. It was biased. And the DOJ knew it. Not only that, former top DOJ official Bruce Ohr kept contacting Steele months after it was revealed his worked was biased (via Fox News):
The FBI formally documented the anti-Trump bias of British ex-spy Christopher Steele months before the November 2016 presidential election, yet used his unverified dossier in multiple Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant application renewals, records obtained by Fox News show.

The documents, first obtained by Judicial Watch, also revealed that top Justice Department official Bruce Ohr maintained contact with Steele for at least six months after Steele was fired by the FBI for unauthorized media contacts in November 2016.

The summaries of FBI interviews with Ohr, known as 302s, showed that Ohr knew by September 2016 -- a month before the initial FISA application to surveil the Trump campaign -- that Steele was "desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being the U.S. President."

A source close to the matter told Fox News "this had the effect of putting a senior DOJ official on notice that a witness/source had an extreme bias." Nevertheless, the FISA warrant application went through in October 2016 with multiple renewals.

While the FISA records are heavily redacted, it does not appear that the FBI's documentation about Steele's bias was ever shared with the FISA court.

The 22 pages of reports on interviews with Ohr also revealed his extensive contacts with Steele. The two communicated on the encrypted messaging app "WhatsApp," according to the records.

The FBI documents showed Ohr's contacts with Steele extended through May 2017, when Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed. Ohr then became a kind of backchannel linking Steele to the FBI after his termination.

So, it was used to renew warrants against Page. Ohr’s wife, Nellie, worked for the research firm Fusion GPS, which was contracted by the Democrats to find dirt on Trump. GPS then reached out to Steele to compile the document.

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-Lurid Crime Tales-
AG Barr Uncovered 'Very Troubling Information' on 'Fraudulent' FISA Process
2019-08-01
[Gateway Pundit] DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz is preparing a very damning report on James Comey’s conduct in the days leading up to his firing that will likely conclude he leaked classified information (memos) and lacked candor (lied).

According to a report out by award-winning investigative journalist John Solomon, Horowitz’s team referred James Comey for possible prosecution for leaking contents of his classified memos, but DOJ prosecutors under Bill Barr have decided to decline prosecution.

John Solomon does say however that Comey still isn’t out of the weeds yet and faces legal jeopardy in the ongoing investigation into FISA abuse and the origins of Spygate by US Attorney John Durham.

Comey’s ’Trump memos’ were supposedly classified after he gave them to his friend to leak to the New York Times ‐ this technical violation is what the DOJ used as an excuse not to prosecute Comey.

How convenient. The FBI changed the classification on Comey’s memos after they were leaked...coincidence? We think not.

On Wednesday night John Solomon went on with Sean Hannity to discuss the criminal charges against fired FBI Chief James Comey.
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Home Front: Politix
Clapper: Obama Ordered The Intelligence Assessment That Resulted In Mueller Investigation
2019-07-28
[REALCLEARPOLITICS] Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper revealed in an interview last week that if not for President Obama asking for an intelligence community assessment that "set off a whole sequence of events" we would not have the Mueller investigation. Clapper, a CNN contributor, said the effects of that intel assessment "are still unfolding today."

"One point I'd like to make, Anderson, that I don't think has come up very much before, and I'm alluding now to the President's criticism of President Obama for all that he did or didn't do before he left office with respect to the Russian meddling. If it weren't for President Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set off a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today, notably, special counsel Mueller's investigation," Clapper said Wednesday on CNN.
An illegal FISA warrant and intelligence collection against US Persons (USP) is now being cloaked as an Obama directed "Intelligence Assessment."
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GOP Rep. King: ‘Severe, Serious Abuses' by FBI, CIA ‘Going to Come Out'
2019-07-08
[Breitbart] In a Sunday interview on John Catsimatidis’ New York AM 970 radio show, "The Cats Roundtable," Rep. Peter King (R-NY) predicted that "serious" and "severe abuses" by the FBI and CIA during the 2016 presidential run are "going to come out" as a result of President Donald Trump declassifying top-secret documents related to former FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

King said he is "hopeful and confident" Attorney General William Barr will uncover the "bias" by the two agencies against then-candidate Donald Trump.

"There is no doubt to me there was severe, serious abuses that were carried out in the FBI and, I believe, top levels of the CIA against the president of the United States or, at that time, presidential candidate Donald Trump," King told Catsimatidis. "There was no legal basis at all for them to begin this investigation of his campaign and the way they carried it forward, and the way information was leaked."

He continued, "The improper applications they filed in the FISA courts to get surveillance. All of this is going to come out. It’s going to show the bias, it’s going to show the baselessness of the investigation and how dangerous it is to democracy. I would say the same thing if this were done to Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. It’s just wrong."
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Home Front: Politix
Kamala Harris campaign lawyer hired Fusion GPS for Hillary Clinton
2019-07-02
[Washington Examiner] The former top lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign who hired Fusion GPS to carry out controversial opposition research against then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016 is now working for a top 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful.

Marc Elias, who heads Perkins Coie’s political law group, became general counsel for California Sen. Kamala Harris’ presidential bid this year. Elias, who held the same position in Clinton's campaign, is named in two pending Federal Election Commission complaints and in a recent federal lawsuit alleging that the Clinton campaign broke campaign finance laws when it used Perkins Coie to hire Fusion GPS.

Fusion GPS went on to hire British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who compiled an unverified dossier allegedly based on sources close to the Kremlin which was disseminated to the media and used by the FBI to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants targeting former Trump campaign associate Carter Page. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is reviewing alleged FISA abuse related to the dossier and Attorney General William Barr launched his "investigation of the investigators" earlier this year.

Clinton’s former presidential campaign manager Robby Mook said in 2017 that he authorized Elias to hire an outside firm to dig up dirt on Trump’s connections with Russia. "I asked our lawyer and I gave him a budget allocation to investigate this, particularly the international aspect," he said.
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Emails Show Obama State Department’s Role in Anti-Trump Coup Cabal
2019-06-19
[BREITBART] John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, unsuccessful presidential candidate, and utterly failed Secretary of State...
, President Obama’s secretary of state, seems to be having trouble staying within the legal bounds of the Logan Act, so it’s not surprising that his State Department lieutenants were getting their hands dirty in the conspiracy to bring down 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......
Judicial Watch now has received more evidence of this anti-Trump conspiracy. With The Daily Caller News Foundation, they just released 16 pages of documents revealing senior State Obama officials ‐ Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer ‐ coordinated with incoming House Majority Whip the mealy-mouthed Steny StinkyHoyer
... Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi's second banana, or plaintain, or mango, or whatever he is...
’s (D-MD) national security advisor, Daniel Silverberg, to work on Russia dossier information provided by Remington Christopher Steele.

Steele was surreptitiously paid by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to create the infamous anti-Trump dossier used to justify a series of FISA spy warrants targeting Carter Page. Winer is a former Obama State Department deputy assistant secretary who was implicated in working with Steele and Clinton associate Sidney Blumenthal to circulate the anti-Trump dossier.

Judicial Watch obtained the documents in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on April 25, 2018, on behalf of ourselves and The Daily Caller News Foundation against the State Department after it failed to respond to three separate FOIA requests
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Carter Page: FBI Informant 'Intensified' Outreach Before Spy Warrant Application
2019-06-10
[Daily Caller] Carter Page said Sunday that his contacts with Stefan Halper, an alleged FBI informant, "intensified" in the month before the U.S. government obtained its first spy warrant against the former Trump campaign aide.
Useful idiot and clandestine wanna-be at the graphic.
"My conversations with him intensified right, the month before my illegitimate FISA warrant, in September 2016, when all these defamatory articles were being placed by the DNC," Page said in an interview with Maria Bartiromo on "Fox Sunday Futures."

The FBI obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Page on Oct. 21, 2016. The application for the FISA relied heavily on information from Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the anti-Trump dossier on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign.

Page’s remarks raise the possibility that the FBI also used information from Halper, a former Cambridge professor, in its efforts to collect information for the FISA application. Halper, who served in three Republican administrations and was reportedly an FBI informant for two decades, had contact during the 2016 campaign with Page and two other Trump advisers, Sam Clovis and George Papadopoulos. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Cambridge Prof With CIA, MI6 Ties Made Contact With Trump Aide During Campaign, Beyond)

Halper and Page first met before a political event at Cambridge on July 10, 2016, three weeks before the FBI officially opened its investigation of the Trump campaign’s possible links to Russia.

Page has told The Daily Caller News Foundation that he and Halper spoke one-on-one at the event, which spanned several days. The FBI has yet to explain why an FBI informant met with Halper before the official opening of Crossfire Hurricane, the code name for the Trump-Russia probe.

Page and Halper met for the second time on Aug. 20, 2016, when Page visited the former professor at his farm in Virginia. They remained in contact through September 2017, the month that the fourth and final FISA warrant against Page expired.
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-Land of the Free
Chemotherapy for the Republic
2019-06-01
Key paragraphs, but go read the whole thing.
[AmericanGreatness] It will take the full range of treatments to battle this disease.

Surgery in the form of pruning back regulatory overreach—a process that is already underway, despite major resistance from the self-styled “progressive” left. Surgery too in the form of prosecution, conviction, and imprisonment of those who can be identified as committing discrete crimes.

Radiation in the form of investigations such as the three now happening within the Department of Justice today. We also need declassification of government records and public scrutiny of what is uncovered, unpleasant though all of it may be.

Fighting this cancer will require the American public to step up, to take seriously what is at stake here. It will require scrutiny not only of the heinous FISA abuse that occupies our concern at the moment, and the unwarranted unmasking of U.S. citizens’ communications that contributed to the abuse, but also of refamiliarizing ourselves with the side deals involved in the Obama/Iran nuclear deal and their implications for our national well-being. We must look once again at the aborted and distorted matter of Hillary’s private email server containing raw intel material compromised by a foreign power. And much more.

And it will require a continued course of chemotherapy.

It has taken crude, ego-filled tweets to push back effectively on a corporate leftist media that is acting as the public-relations arm of one political party. We need those tweets and rally appearances that are filled with insulting nicknames for opponents, boastful claims, and yet honest appreciation for the core identity of this nation at its best to push back on an elite class that thrives at the cost of the nation’s communities and families outside of their privileged enclaves.

It seems we need a thrice-married philanderer to bring forward one of the most dignified, gracious, multilingual and multicultural first ladies in recent memory to the White House.

He is also a businessman who negotiated high-profile deals in multiple countries to take on the self-enriching nexus between foreign companies and governments like China, on the one hand, and American officials and their families like the Bidens and Dianne Feinstein and her husband, on the other.

After the 2016 election, a small businessman involved in real estate told me he had voted for Trump precisely because he figured that, as someone who had dealt with corrupt local officials, rapacious banks, and labyrinthine legal frameworks, Trump might have a chance of successfully taking on the Beltway crowd.

Chemotherapy.

Cancer treatment can be touch and go. When the cancer is aggressive and threatening metastasis, the treatment itself can drive patients to near collapse. Nausea sets in, making even simple meals hard to ingest and keep down. Radiation and chemotherapy threaten healthy cells. I know one young man whose white blood cell count dropped to a grand total of one, nearly wiping out his immune system, before the voracious cancer cells were finally killed off.

Today that now-older man is a successful professional, husband, father, and member of his community.

The battle against cancer can be won. But it will take firm determination, the full spectrum of treatments, and intentional commitment to rebuilding health if our Republic is to survive the disease now consuming it.
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