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|GOP investigators seek Nellie Ohr's research for Fusion GPS on Trump family|
|[Washington Examiner] Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, is under scrutiny again.|
In testimony to lawmakers late last year, Ohr said she gathered information during the 2016 campaign about President Trump, his wife Melania Trump, and his children for Fusion GPS, the same opposition research firm that was paid by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign for British ex-spy Christopher Steele's anti-Trump dossier.
The Republican investigators want to know if Ohr's Trump family research made it to the FBI or got into Steele's dossier.
Ohr testified in December that she was tasked with researching the Trump family "broadly in connection with any ‐ any Russian
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|The ‘Squad' aims to guillotine the Democratic old guard|
|[NYPost] The Democratic Party bears little resemblance to the themes Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton embraced in the 2008 primaries.|
...The socialist party has absorbed what is left of the old Democrats. At first, the progressive old guard in Congress, like good Girondists, found the revolutionary carnivores useful in reducing the ranks of the Trumpians, the Tea Party, Reagan Democrats, old Perot voters and the white working class to the inanimate status of "deplorables," "irredeemables," "clingers" and "dregs" ‐ and with them, the bigoted, racist, sexist, nativist, classist, homophobic and xenophobic GOP.
Certainly, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and a few geriatric sympathizers such as Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin enjoyed the progressive feasting on the ancien régime ‐ especially the unity offered by shared hatred of the obviously soon-to-be-impeached, deposed, exiled and discredited President Trump.
I blame the educational system - building up children's egos
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|Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: I've 'experienced enormous amounts of white privilege'|
During the Netroots Nation conference in Philadelphia over the weekend, the New York senator told a story about a poor, white mother she recently met in Youngstown, Ohio, who couldn’t understand the concept of "white privilege."
"This conversation about white privilege is so important because what she doesn’t see is that as her son grows older, as my sons grow older, there’s going to be moments in his life that his whiteness protects him," she said, according to a video posted by the Washington Examiner.
"His whiteness changes how he’s treated. When he walks down a street in a hoodie with a bag of M&Ms in his pocket, he won’t be shot," she continued, choking back tears. "When her son’s car breaks down and he needs help and walks to someone’s home and knocks on the door, he’s not going to be shot. When her son applies for a job, he’s not going to be discriminated against because of the color of his skin.
He obviously lives nowhere near Atlanta.
"Now as a white woman, who has certainly experienced enormous amounts of white privilege, I travel with a staff member who is black, and I see how she’s being treated differently when we walk into a hotel. I’ve seen it, and it infuriates me," Ms. Gillibrand said, her voice shaking. "So if I don’t understand that it is my responsibility to lift up her voice, to lift up the voices of black and brown Americans every day, then I’m not doing my job as a U.S. senator and I’m not doing my job as a presidential candidate. And that is my responsibility."
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|Clintons booed at Billy Joel concert in New York City|
|[Washington Examiner] Bill and Hillary Clinton got booed at a Billy Joel concert in New York City after the singer gave them a shoutout.|
"I dedicate this next song to my good friends who are here tonight, Bill and Hillary Clinton," Joel said at the Thursday night concert as the crowd's initial cheers turned into boos as the duo's faces appeared on screen.
The political partners have remained controversial in American politics with a Gallup poll from last fall showing Hillary's approval rating at only 36% and Bill Clinton's sexual misconduct from the 1990s being relitigated in light of the "#MeToo" movement.
This week, Bill Clinton tried to distance himself from billionaire Jeffrey Epstein after the convicted sex offender was arrested again on charges of conspiracy and child sex trafficking.
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|Exclusive: The true origins of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. A Yahoo News investigation.|
|For sure. If it hadn't been for the Russians, nobody would have ever thought of this.|
[Yahoo News] In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and was later promoted from inside President Trump’s White House, a Yahoo News investigation has found.
Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, first circulated a phony "bulletin" ‐ disguised to read as a real intelligence report ‐about the alleged murder of the former DNC staffer on July 13, 2016, according to the U.S. federal prosecutor who was in charge of the Rich case. That was just three days after Rich, 27, was killed in what police believed was a botched robbery while walking home to his group house in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C., about 30 blocks north of the Capitol.
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|GOP Rep. King: ‘Severe, Serious Abuses' by FBI, CIA ‘Going to Come Out'|
|[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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|It’s time for a federal civil rights intervention in Portland|
|[NYPOST] The savage beating of journalist Andy Ngo in Portland by far-left rioters last Saturday shocked everyone. Well, conservatives anyway, plus a few honorable liberals. As the police stood by watching at a distance, masked thugs hit him, stole his camera and threw milkshake, rocks and eggs at him. He ended up in the hospital with a brain hemorrhage.|
Criminal laws are supposed to deter criminal behavior. But that only works when the criminal gets caught and punished, and when people are permitted to hide their identities behind a mask, as antifa thugs are, no one gets caught.
Portland’s mayor, Ted Wheeler, has vowed to hold the offenders accountable. Let us know who the perpetrators are, he asked, and the city would hold them accountable ‐ a supremely useless plea when dealing with a largely masked and anonymous group.
The antifa slogan in Portland is "we own the streets." And they do. The city has let it happen. Last October, they blocked a street and threatened drivers and passers-by who wanted to get through. A few months before that, they beat up a supporter who was carrying an American flag.
And it isn’t just Portland. We saw similar brutality in Washington, during President Trump’s Inauguration. Hundreds of rioting antifa members took over downtown DC. They marched in black bloc fashion, five abreast, their faces wholly covered, smashing windows and pushing people off the sidewalk. The police arrested 234 people, but not one of them was found guilty.
It’s the masks that save them. They’re a get-out-of-jail-free card. Deterrence doesn’t work when you can hide your identity. That’s a lesson we should have learned from the Ku Klux Klan.
Thanks to the masks, antifa won’t pay a cost. Instead, they will luxuriate in their sense of justified political hatred. They will also have the backing of prominent apologists in the liberal establishment, including Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who endorsed the antifa handbook, and CNN’s Don Lemon, who said in defense of the group that "no organization is perfect."
Best of all for antifa, their actions have an effect. They are letting conservatives and even dissident liberals like Ngo know that they aren’t safe in Portland.
Mind you, that only works if the state is complicit. And when the city abandons its duty to protect its citizens, its inaction amounts to permission.
Mayor Wheeler is picky about the people he will protect. When a federal immigration building was surrounded by protesters last summer, its workers feared for their safety. But the mayor supported the protesters, and, following his orders, the local police refused to take sides.
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|Hillary Clinton Withdraws As Cybersecurity Conference Keynote, Citing ‘Unforeseen Circumstance'|
|[Daily Caller] Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton withdrew from the cybersecurity conference where she was scheduled to be the keynote speaker, citing an "unforeseen circumstance," according to an email from the FireEye Cyber Defense Summit.|
Clinton ‐ who infamously transmitted classified information over a homemade server once housed in her bathroom ‐ was the centerpiece of the October 9-10 summit in Washington, where Clinton was to have "engage[d] in a Q&A discussion with FireEye CEO, Kevin Mandia on the geopolitical landscape and its implications for global cyber security today."
The FireEye "Cyber Defense Summit brings together many of the world’s leading security experts, frontline heroes, government leaders, and executives from various industries to address the challenges of today’s threat landscape," its website says.
An email from FireEye sent Tuesday said "Due to an unforeseen circumstance, Secretary Clinton will no longer be able to participate in this year’s conference. Additional speakers will be announced as confirmed. We look forward to hosting attendees in October with a comprehensive program at our 10th annual event."
|Brexit Leader Farage: We Must End ‘Globalist Drive' to Outsource People's Sovereignty to Elites|
|[Breitbart] Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has said that patriots must end the "globalist drive" to outsource decision-making to supranational bodies like the EU, warning that the elites want to see the nation-state "dissolved".|
Speaking to American conservative activist Candace Owens in a PragerU interview aired Sunday, Mr Farage explained that Brexit was a "fightback" against European institutions determining Britons’ future for them, with the United Kingdom battling to become a "normal nation" again ‐ one that is the master of its own destiny.
"Brexit is saying: ’We want to govern our own country, we want to make our own laws, we want to live in democracy, and we want the people who make the decisions who affect our lives to be directly accountable to us.’ We want to be able to sack them at the next election. With the European Commission, you can’t do that," Mr Farage explained on The Candace Owens Show.
The Brexit campaigner observed that across Europe ‐ notably in Hungary and Italy ‐ there has been a resurgence of conservativism and pro-democracy movements, and expressed a hope that, post-Brexit, the United Kingdom and European nations could trade and co-operate freely as "neighbours" and "friends" in a relationship between fellow sovereign nations.
However, he also warned that "We’ve got to end this globalist drive to give away the ability to determine our own futures. The whole thing’s effectively bought and paid for by a handful of giant multinational companies, one or two very rich individuals. and they basically would like to see the nation-state almost be dissolved.
"It’s why in many ways the Trump victory was so important, because Hillary Clinton was completely sold on this European [project]," he added.
"The European Union agenda is basically a prototype for a bigger form of global government and co-operation. [Clinton] actually said to her friends in Wall Street that she wanted America to join a ’hemispheric common market’... because she is a globalist."
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|Kamala Harris campaign lawyer hired Fusion GPS for Hillary Clinton|
|[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.
|Comey Hid ‘CLINTON EMAILS' Binder In His Office Safe and Had Hillary's Backup Email Device|
|[BigLeaguePolitics] Former FBI director James Comey had a white binder marked "Clinton Emails" in his office on May 16, 2017, a few days after he was fired, as the Department of Justice was trying to get back the items in Comey's office safe.|
The State Department and FBI also possessed a "Datto" backup email device for Hillary Clinton's
Deep Stater Comey got busted by the DOJ for hiding his "Clinton Emails" binder after he got fired from the FBI, as Big League Politics exclusively reported. The FBI officially released the DOJ's "Inventory" Receipt for Property documents listing the stuff Comey had in his office safe.
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|Judicial Watch: Obama's DOJ Granted Immunity to Hillary Clinton's Lawyer Who Destroyed 33,000 Emails|
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch on Friday released testimony from Hillary Clinton's White House-Liaison-at-the-State Department-turned-lawyer, Heather Samuelson and it shows what she told Judicial Watch is at odds with what she previously told the FBI about Hillary's private email use.
Samuelson testified under oath to Judicial Watch that the DOJ granted her immunity in June of 2016 ‐ remember this is around the same time Bill Clinton met with then-AG Loretta Lynch on the Phoenix airport tarmac.
Heather Samuelson testified under oath to Judicial Watch that contrary to what she told the FBI, she was indeed aware of the fact that Hillary Clinton was using a private email account while she was Secretary of State.
Samuelson's testimony is a part of a court-ordered discovery granted to Judicial Watch by Judge Royce Lamberth who called Hillary's use of a private server "one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency."
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's White House Liaison at the State Department, and later Clinton's personal lawyer, Heather Samuelson, admitted under oath that she was granted immunity by the U.S. Department of Justice in June 2016:
Samuelson: I was provided limited production immunity by the Department of Justice.
Judicial Watch: And when was that?
Samuelson: My recollection, it was June 2015 [later corrected to 2016].
"The news that the Obama DOJ gave immunity to Heather Samuelson, Hillary Clinton’s lawyer responsible for the infamous deletion of 33,000 emails, further confirms the sham FBI/DOJ investigation of the Clinton email scandal," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "And it is curious that Ms. Samuelson changed her story about what she knew and when about the Clinton email system. Attorney General Barr can’t reopen the Clinton email investigation fast enough."