Key bits, because we’ve already had the notes of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec on Oct. 11, 2016.
[GatewayPundit] The key point as we all know is that the FBI has to hide the fact that they knew the dossier was fake and unverified because they used it in the FISA warrant application to spy on Trump.
They also knew Steele was providing the dossier information to the press before they fired Steele, but they can’t let anyone know they knew this because they already stated that they did not know this.
In the Grassley letter to Rosenstein at the DOJ and Wray at the FBI dated January 4, 2018, the Senator says that in an interview Comey said in March 2017 that Steele was reliable –
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Note that the FBI does not say “Isikoff” or “Yahoo News”, it says “the press”. Is this what was provided to the FISA Court for the Carter Page application?
Also, now looking back at the FISA application, the second paragraph states that the information for the warrant came from the State Department –
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If the information from the State Department noted above was from Kavalec, this would mean that the FBI knew without a doubt that Steele was speaking to the press BEFORE obtaining the Carter Page FISA warrants, but they lied to the FISA court, saying Steele didn’t speak to the press, and then they fired Steele afterwards, claiming it was because Steele spoke to the press.
The FBI was running a classic clandestine intelligence collection operation against the DRT campaign, to include what appears to be a pretty extensive source recruitment effort. All at the behest of John Brennan and associates, under the direction of Clinton and Soetoro. I'm still unsure about Carter Page, and his knowledge of the details, but I suspect he knew precisely what he was doing.
Today, in an interview with Fox News, Vice President Pence called on the Democratic House leadership to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee.
"Ilhan Omar has made statements, anti-Semitic comments against our most cherished ally, Israel, that ought to be rejected by every American," Pence said in the interview. "And frankly the fact that very recently, she’s been trying to blame the United States of America for the deprivation and the poverty brought on by the dictatorship in Venezuela tells me ... Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has no place on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Democratic leadership ought to remove her." IMO, all the way back to Somalia
“I’ll be honest. I had to Google that,” he said. “I guess it’s just a generational thing. I didn’t get the reference. It’s kind of funny, I guess. But he’s also the president of the United States and I’m surprised he’s not spending more time trying to salvage this China deal.” (Trade talks between the U.S. and China in Washington ended Friday without an agreement, raising the prospect of an extended tariff war.)
Its funny, because yeah.
At that age, he never heard of MAD magazine or the MAD brand? Liar.
When I started out as a reporter, one of the bottom rung tasks was to call all the area hospitals for nightly admit / discharge lists. People in Fayette County, Pee Aye (Fayette Nam to the locals) talked funny. One night I was taking down the list over the phone and the girl said Thomas blubblubblub. I asked here to repeat herself and got the same thing. I said, "you are going to have to spell that one for me." She said, S-M-I-T-H, blubblubblub." I said, "Uh, OK..."
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05/11/2019 17:19 Comments ||
He still uses Google?
And there were plenty of AEN memes in the aughties.
[NationalReview] Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has declared it a "constitutional crisis" that Attorney General William Barr refuses to divulge the small parts of the Mueller report that contain grand-jury material. By a straight party-line vote, the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Barr in contempt of Congress. What did Pelosi think when Barr’s predecessor, Eric Holder, refused to divulge documents to a congressional committee and was held in contempt? "Ridiculous!" she said. What did Holder and Obama say? That the House subpoena was a violation of "separation of powers." To partisans, the difference between the cases is obvious.
To partisans, the difference between the cases is obvious. Barr is defending Trump; Holder was Obama’s self-proclaimed "wing man." That is enough for many journalists and most politicians. The rest of us might want to know: What is the legal or constitutional difference between Holder’s refusal to provide documents and Barr’s?
Here is the background of the Holder contempt. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), a unit of Holder’s Department of Justice (DOJ), conducted an operation called "Fast & Furious," intended to track illegal gun sales. In fact it put hundreds of weapons in the hands of Mexican criminal gangs, leading to the death of an American officer. On February 2, 2011, after news of the operation emerged, Holder’s assistant attorney general sent a letter to Congress declaring that the Obama administration had no knowledge of the operation. This letter was false, as Holder later admitted.
Nancy Pelosi and Jerrold Nadler did not declare this a constitutional crisis. They backed Holder.
On June 19, 2012, President Obama invoked executive privilege, and on the same day, the House committee voted to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress. The committee vote was 23‐17. The full House voted Holder in contempt by a lopsided vote of 255‐67, with 17 Democrats voting for the contempt and many more staying home to avoid having to cast a vote.
How does this compare with the Barr contempt? Under regulations written by the Clinton administration, the special prosecutor is instructed to submit a "confidential" report to the attorney general at the end of an investigation. It is entirely the prerogative of the attorney general to decide whether to release any of the report to the public or to Congress. In his discretion, Attorney General Barr decided to release the Mueller report in its entirety, but for two categories of redactions, which were made in conjunction with the Mueller team. One main difference is that Barr sought to protect grand jury information by redacting it which is legally required whereas under Holder, Holder did it for political reasons to basically cover-up an illegal operation operated out the government and to protect Obama's presidency. Barr made nearly all of the Mueller report available to the public and even more in a SCIF. In this case Barr is following the law and the Dems are using the law in a political way; they want to break the law under the guise of following the law.
Here is the background of the Holder contempt. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), a unit of Holder’s Department of Justice (DOJ), conducted an operation called "Fast & Furious," intended to track illegal gun sales. In fact it put hundreds of weapons in the hands of Mexican criminal gangs, leading to the death of an American officer.
We know that Mexican drug cartel money corrupts the Mexican government. I keep wondering how much of this money finds its way north, into the pockets of our government officials.
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05/11/2019 11:52 Comments ||
Another difference is that Barr is banned, by FEDERAL LAW, from disclosure.
Personally I think he should hand something over, and when they take it arrest them for violating non-disclosure laws by essentially ordering him to hand it over.
[IsraelTimes] Republican Lee Zeldin, who is Jewish, says decision to invite Omar Suleiman ... Now former Vice president of Egypt. From 1993 until his appointment to that office in 2011 he was Minister without Portfolio and Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (EGID)... , who has likened Israeli troops to Nazis and called Zionists ’enemies of God,’ was a ’terribly bad call’.
An imam who has wished for the end of Zionism, called for a third Intifada and likened Israel to Nazi-era Germany delivered the opening prayer for a session of the US House of Representatives on Thursday.
Omar Suleiman, the founder and president of the Dallas-based Yaqeen Institute, an organization that describes itself as a resource about Islam, referred to recent attacks on houses of worship ‐ which has included synagogues in the United States ‐ in his opening remarks.
"Let us not be deterred by the hatred that has claimed the lives of innocent worshipers across the world, but emboldened by the love that gathered them together to remember you and gathered us together to remember them," Suleiman said in a short prayer after being introduced by House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House, It's not her fault when they lose, but it is when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... momentss... , a Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, Democrat.
Suleiman has a long record of incendiary social media statements about Israel, as compiled two years ago by Petra Marquardt-Bigman, a researcher, and posted on the Algeimeiner Jewish news site. He has on multiple occasions wished for a third Paleostinian Intifada, or violent uprising, likened Israeli troops to Nazis, and has wished for the end of Zionism, calling Zionists "the enemies of God." He is a backer of the boycott Israel movement.
Pelosi’s office did not reply to multiple requests for comment by publishing time.
[Free Beacon] Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams warned Friday that if voter suppression wasn't addressed properly in 2020, "we will be having a very different conversation, potentially in Russian, in 2030."
Abrams has repeatedly blamed voter-suppression for her narrow loss to Republican Brian Kemp in last year's Georgia governor's race, although voter registrations and turnout rose during Kemp's tenure and fact-checks undercut her claim that the election was not "fair." Since her defeat, her star has risen in the Democratic Party and she has focused on voting reform efforts in Georgia. She is also mulling a 2020 bid for the presidency or another shot at the Georgia governorship in 2022.
At a national security forum, Abrams reeled off a list of recent laws she said were being pushed to disenfranchise people, particularly those of color, across the United States, and encouraged the audience to educate itself on the issue.
"There's no more fundamental and national-security crisis than the theft of our elections, not simply through Russian hacking, which is incredibly important and we have to pay attention to it, but by the suppression of the very voters whose voices could change the direction of our country," she said.
Suppression of the vote is "pervasive" and "insidious," she said, because it convinces people it's a "user error."
"If we do not secure our democracy and ensure that every vote counts in 2020, we will be having a very different conversation, possibly in Russian, in 2030," she said, to cheers and applause.
"My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize,"
~ Georgia Congressman Hank 'Flip Over' Johnson
[Breitbart] While speaking to reporters on Friday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) reacted to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s announcement that he will travel to Ukraine to push the country’s government on investigations into the origins of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son by saying we’ve reached "a very sorry state" when it’s acceptable for people to "seek foreign intervention in American politics."
Nadler said, "I haven’t read the details, but my reaction is, we’ve come to a very sorry state when it’s considered okay for an American politician, never mind an attorney for the president, to go and seek foreign intervention in American politics."
Rudy Giuliani said Friday that he’s canceled his trip to Ukraine, where he had planned to urge the president-elect to continue the country’s probes into two matters that could benefit President Trump’s reelection campaign.
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05/11/2019 10:14 Comments ||
two matters that could benefit President Trump’s reelection campaign.
I'm having a hard time thinking of an issue that won't benefit Trump's re-election.
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.