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-Lurid Crime Tales-
More texts turned over from FBI agent taken off Mueller team
[CBS] WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department has turned over to Congress additional text messages involving an FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team following the discovery of derogatory comments about President Trump.

But the department also said in a letter to lawmakers that its record of messages sent to and from the agent, Peter Strzok, was incomplete because the FBI, for technical reasons, had been unable to preserve and retrieve about five months' worth of communications.
I was under the impression that the phone company keeps all texts, just as email companies keep all emails in their various archives...
Texts are transported via email protocol and would be archived in phone company servers.
New text messages highlighted in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Republican chairman of the Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, are from the spring and summer of 2016 and involve discussion of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. They reference Attorney General Loretta Lynch's decision to accept the FBI's conclusion in that case and a draft statement that former FBI Director James Comey had prepared in anticipation of closing out the Clinton investigation without criminal charges.

The FBI declined to comment Sunday. CBS News Justice Reporter Paula Reid reported Sunday that the Strzok texts have been delivered and are expected to be made public via Congress.

In addition to the communications already made public, the Justice Department on Friday provided Johnson's committee with 384 pages of text messages, approximately 9,000 texts, exchanged between FBI employees Lisa Page and Strzok.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "One of Mueller's boys came through and wiped all of the servers - with Hillary's cloth. And whoosh! they were gone!"
Posted by: PBMcL || 01/22/2018 1:14 Comments || Top||

#2  because the FBI, for technical reasons, had been unable to preserve and retrieve about five months' worth of communications.

Unable? I think they were quite able, especially had it been you or me. Or Trump. Perhaps unwilling is the word they are looking for?
Posted by: gorb || 01/22/2018 9:38 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Newly released texts between ex-Mueller team members suggest they knew outcome of Clinton email probe in advance
[FOX] The Justice Department has given various congressional committees nearly 400 pages of additional text messages between two FBI officials who were removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

One of the newly discovered messages, lawmakers said, appeared to indicate that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page knew that charges would not be filed against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a result of the investigation into her email server -- before Clinton was interviewed by the bureau.

Strzok and Page were pulled off the probe last summer after it emerged that some of their messages to each other included anti-Trump content. Strzok, an FBI counterintelligence agent, was reassigned to the Bureau's human resources division after the discovery of the exchanges with Page, with whom he was having an affair.

According to a Saturday letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, the Justice Department provided 384 pages of messages to lawmakers on Friday. However, Johnson noted that additional texts sent between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17 of last year were not preserved by the FBI's system.

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/22/2018 03:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  strangely, it only affected their phones, I'm sure


This is BS. Texts are networked. There has to be archives
Posted by: Frank G || 01/22/2018 7:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Why would the 'Deep State' wish to reveal their involvement in the establishment of Clinton's off-line e-mail systems ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/22/2018 7:40 Comments || Top||

#3  This smells of RICO. The law was written to send people like the Clintons to jail. As well as Strock and Lisa page who are obstructing justice...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/22/2018 21:29 Comments || Top||


Senator Ron Johnson Letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/22/2018 03:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oh good. Wrote a letter to the head fox running the fox house. That will work... Sorry for rant but this toothless BS parade is getting way to old.

Demand firings (starting with Wray) and jail time or retire the paper tiger tents.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/22/2018 9:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Anti Trump piece of crap trying to have it both ways. I have stopped doing business with states that elect individuals like this.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/22/2018 10:13 Comments || Top||


Manning could be prosecuted for State run as active duty
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/22/2018 02:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  While the appeal is still active...

Got to choose. One or the other.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/22/2018 8:15 Comments || Top||


Great White North
Trudeau, John Kerry discussed incoming U.S. administration during 2016 Aga Khan trip
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Politix
US Senate moves to end government shutdown
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/22/2018 13:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:


#2  The polls must have been catastrophic to dent the Democratic Party leadership's egotism...
Posted by: magpie || 01/22/2018 15:56 Comments || Top||

#3  It helped because Trump framed the debate as being either DACA or keeping the government running and paying our military personnel. DACA loses. Democrats lose. Chucky was not happy.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/22/2018 16:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Chucklehead didn't think this through. Watch that laser pointer little cat.
Posted by: F. Clunk7196 || 01/22/2018 17:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Curse them. They are all worthless at governing.
They govern by ideology. Expel that ideology.
Posted by: newc || 01/22/2018 23:08 Comments || Top||


Dem Super PAC Poll Tested Using Dreamer Deal To Shut Down The Government
Democrats conducted a poll in states President Donald Trump won in 2016 to determine what would happen if a shutdown was tied to immigration, according to a report Sunday from The Washington Post.

A Super PAC allied with Senate Democrats commissioned a poll in 12 battleground states to determine which party would be blamed if a shutdown was tied to the legal status of dreamers. The poll found Democrats absorb most of the blame in such a scenario.

The poll, which was conducted in December by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group on behalf of Senate Majority PAC, also found that blame for a shutdown would be split between Trump and Republicans, and Democrats in Congress, WaPo reported.

The results of the survey might help explain the all-out ad blitz Democrats conducted shortly after the government shutdown. Democratic affiliated groups are working overtime trying to shore up support for Sens. Robert P. Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania and Sherrod Brown of Ohio after both sided with their parties during the budget fiasco.

Democrats, who knew the attacks were coming, have blasted conservative states with videos and online ads that point to muddled quotes Trump made in 2013 and 2017 about how a government shutdown would be beneficial for his party. Priorities USA, a Democratic super PAC, for instance, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a digital ad buy targeting swing seats.

"What’s President Trump up to?" asks a narrator in the ad, which is spliced together with images evoking national security concerns connected to a government shutdown. "He says our country needs a good government shutdown."

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters after the weekly party caucus luncheons at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters after the weekly party caucus luncheons at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. January 4, 2018.

Democrats conducted a poll in states President Donald Trump won in 2016 to determine what would happen if a shutdown was tied to immigration, according to a report Sunday from The Washington Post.

A Super PAC allied with Senate Democrats commissioned a poll in 12 battleground states to determine which party would be blamed if a shutdown was tied to the legal status of dreamers. The poll found Democrats absorb most of the blame in such a scenario.

The poll, which was conducted in December by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group on behalf of Senate Majority PAC, also found that blame for a shutdown would be split between Trump and Republicans, and Democrats in Congress, WaPo reported.

The results of the survey might help explain the all-out ad blitz Democrats conducted shortly after the government shutdown. Democratic affiliated groups are working overtime trying to shore up support for Sens. Robert P. Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania and Sherrod Brown of Ohio after both sided with their parties during the budget fiasco.

Democrats, who knew the attacks were coming, have blasted conservative states with videos and online ads that point to muddled quotes Trump made in 2013 and 2017 about how a government shutdown would be beneficial for his party. Priorities USA, a Democratic super PAC, for instance, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a digital ad buy targeting swing seats.

"What’s President Trump up to?" asks a narrator in the ad, which is spliced together with images evoking national security concerns connected to a government shutdown. "He says our country needs a good government shutdown."

Republican and Democratic leaders, for their part, have not stopped talking through their differences. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, for instance, said late Friday night that the conflict has a "really good chance" of being resolved before the weekend concludes. But little headway has been made since.

Both parties took substantial risks. Republicans refused to bend to the Democrat’s demands to negotiate DACA, while the minority party largely unified to use the shutdown deadline to exact protections from the GOP for hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants.

Republicans tried to sweeten the deal, offering Democrats a long-term extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, as well as the delay of some unpopular health care taxes. Republicans believed the public would blame Democrats if the sweetener was rejected.

Yet Democrats are pushing hard to paint their ideological opponents as obstructionists who used CHIP as a political weapon.

"They don’t give a damn about these kids," Casey Jr. said at a press conference shortly after the shutdown. "If they gave a damn, they would have gotten it done in September, or October, or November, or December ... now, suddenly, they have a newfound love for CHIP?"

Republicans control 51 seats in the Senate, while Democrats have 49. It requires 60 votes to pass a spending bill, and the majority party cannot use reconciliation to reduce the number of votes required for cloture.

Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 01/22/2018 11:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There is a reason the demoncrats dropped support for a shutdown so quickly.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/22/2018 15:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Shutdown would quickly make it clear how bloated the government has become. Republicans should make an effort to somehow divorce the Military and a few other from the civil service bureaucracy budget so that even in a reasonable shutdown the troops aren't a bargaining chip/hostage.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/22/2018 15:34 Comments || Top||

#3  The price is Wrong Bitch.
Posted by: newc || 01/22/2018 23:11 Comments || Top||

#4  "Shutdown would quickly make it clear how bloated the government has become. Republicans should make an effort to somehow divorce the Military and a few other from the civil service bureaucracy budget so that even in a reasonable shutdown the troops aren't a bargaining chip/hostage."

Because when your Family at home is food stamps, and you are not getting a paycheck and you have three kids and you have an OP tomorrow morning and some democrat wants to stand there and tell you welfare checks go out but since you are in Afghanistan, you can't kill them with your bare hands or find another job to keep your house (or 2 bedroom apartment).

I will fucking lay waste to you because this is not the first time you did this.
Posted by: newc || 01/22/2018 23:25 Comments || Top||

#5  The World needs to know that Leftists and their Karl Marx only end in pain for everyone in the world and it needs to end pronto.

It has now surpassed everything that is a threat to Civilization - Leftism.

No Logos have you. And this is the Must fix number one.
Posted by: newc || 01/22/2018 23:58 Comments || Top||


Democrat Shunned By Own Party After Speaking At March For Life
[Daily Caller] Illinois Democratic Reps. Luis Gutierrez and Jan Schakowsky turned against fellow Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski this week after their colleague of more than a decade gave a headline speech at Chicago’s March For Life.

All three members of Congress represent districts in the Chicago area, and Gutierrez’ and Schakowsky’s unprecedented endorsement of Lipinski’s little-known opponent in the upcoming primary is a clear sign that the Democratic party will no longer tolerate pro-life members. While Lipinski has been a pro-life Democrat for years, he appears to have committed an unforgivable sin by giving an address at a March For Life in Chicago. Lipinski has admitted he is unsurprised by the reaction of his colleagues, Politico reported.

"Jan has worked against me in the past. She’s never come out formally against me. Her husband has been straight about working against me," Lipinski told POLITICO. "It certainly does not surprise me. Even though I have supported her when she ran for vice chair of the caucus ... I’ve been back and forth with Luis. He’s been with me, he’s not been with me. I’m not sure what his future is."

Gutierrez styled his rebuke as an unfortunate necessity in a time when the Democratic party must be united in its total condemnation of President Donald Trump.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/22/2018 04:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gutierrez styled his rebuke as an unfortunate necessity in a time when the Democratic party must be united

Welcome to the Borg
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/22/2018 8:16 Comments || Top||


U.S. Senate hopeful Dr. Kelli Ward condemns Sen. Jeff Flake's anti-Trump tirade
[ConservativeBase.com] Dr. Kelli Ward of Arizona, candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement today following Senator Jeff Flake’s attack disguised as a speech on the floor of the United States Senate this morning where he compared President Donald Trump to Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin:

"Jeff Flake’s comparison of President Trump to the brutal dictator Joseph Stalin on the floor of the United States Senate was appalling and an embarrassment to the state of Arizona, said the angry conservative.

Flake has no conscience nor is he a conservative. He’s a RINO in every sense of the term say his critics.

"Flake’s disturbing speech was not only disrespectful to the position and institution he now serves in, it only serves to exacerbate the very problem he claims to be railing against. Arizona voters deserve representation in the U.S. Senate that, regardless of political differences, will never engage in this type of troubling rhetoric," she said.

"I call on all the candidates in the race to replace him in the Senate to join me in publicly condemning his remarks," she added.
Continues, but you get the drift.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:



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