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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Larry Sellin: 'Ukraine was the Origin of the Trump-Russia Collusion Hoax'
2019-12-06
[American Thinker] December 2015 was a pivotal month in many respects.

During the first week of December 2015, Donald Trump began to establish a substantial lead over his Republican primary opponents.

Vice President Joseph Biden traveled to Ukraine to announce, on December 7th, a $190 million program to "fight corruption in law enforcement and reform the justice sector," but behind the scenes explicitly linked a $1 billion loan guarantee to the firing of Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who had been investigating the energy company Burisma, which employed Biden’s son Hunter.

On December 9, 2015, the reported whistleblower Eric Ciaramella held a meeting in Room 236 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building with Daria Kaleniuk, executive director of the Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Action Center, which was 59%-funded by Barack Obama’s State Department and the International Renaissance Foundation, a George Soros organization.

Also attending that meeting was Catherine Newcombe, attorney in the Criminal Division, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, with the U.S. Department of Justice, where, among other duties, she oversaw the Department's legal assistance programs to Ukraine.

By December 2015, Paul Manafort was undoubtedly considering approaching the Trump campaign to rejuvenate his U.S. political bona fides and mitigate the legal and financial difficulties he was experiencing at the time.

From the beginning of his association with the Trump campaign, Roger Stone, a long-time Manafort partner, made a strong case to Trump to bring in Manafort, who would officially connect to the campaign immediately after the February 1, 2016 Iowa caucuses.

Based on events occurring during the same period, were Obama Deep State operatives aware of Manafort’s intent and already intending to use his past questionable practices and links to Russia against Trump?

Such awareness of Manafort’s plans could have been obtained either through FBI surveillance, which began in 2014 and ended in early 2016, or through information provided by Manafort associates, for example, Ukrainian businessman Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked for Manafort and was a FBI and Department of State asset, not a Russian agent as later painted by the Mueller investigation.
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Africa Subsaharan
Did Italian priest father two African sons, and walk away?
2019-12-06
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He knew Lacchin, the name on his Kenyan birth certificate, was his dad’s name. He knew that Mario Lacchin abandoned him and his mother.

When he was older, he learned that his father was an Italian missionary priest ‐ and that in leaving, he had chosen the church over his child.

What he did not know is that less than 10 kilometers (6 miles) away, another man was on a quest to prove that Mario Lacchin was his father, too.

These two men would find each other thanks to an Associated Press story that appeared on the front page of Kenya’s main newspaper. All agreed that they bore a marked resemblance, but they underwent genetic testing to be certain.

Were they indeed half-brothers ‐ sons of the same Father?
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Home Front: Politix
VDH 'When Our Guardians Fail Us'
2019-12-06
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style='float:right;border:1px solid midnightblue;padding:3px;margin:3px;' />[Townhall] One symptom of a society in crisis is the unreliability or even corruption of its own auditors.

After all, when the watchmen have lost moral authority to watch, who can be believed or trusted? Or, as the Roman satirist Juvenal famously put it, "Who will guard the guardians?"

It was recently reported that FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith altered an email to bolster a suspicious FBI effort to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant authorizing the surveillance of Carter Page, a onetime employee of the Trump campaign.

If true, Clinesmith helped the FBI successfully delude the court into granting what was likely an illegal request to spy on the Trump campaign. Clinesmith was reportedly expelled from special counsel Robert Mueller's legal team for cheering on opposition to the Trump presidency by writing "Viva la resistance!" in a text message discussion.

After FBI Director James Comey was fired, he leaked his own memos of private and confidential conversations with the president. Whether Comey would go to jail hinged on how the FBI would categorize his memos post facto -- as merely "confidential," or as "secret" or "top secret."

Two of the adjudicators were Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, former Comey friends and FBI subordinates. The FBI eventually ruled that the leaking of the memos was not felonious. Page and Strzok, who were involved in an amorous relationship, were later dismissed from Mueller's team for exchanging texts that showed bias and hatred toward Trump, the object of their team's investigation.

We are awaiting the results of investigations being conducted by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and federal prosecutor John Durham. Both are examining whether the nation's top investigators at the FBI, CIA and DOJ were themselves corrupt.
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
4 dead after hijacked UPS truck leads police on high-speed chase in Florida, FBI says
2019-12-06
[USA Today] Four people died in a shootout Thursday after jewelry robbers stole a UPS truck and led Florida police on a high-speed chase, the FBI said.

The truck driver, a bystander and both suspects were killed in Miramar, about 20 miles from the site of the initial robbery, FBI Special Agent in Charge George Piro said during a news conference.

Police in Coral Gables responded to the robbery at a Regent Jewelers store shortly after 4 p.m., Chief Ed Hudak said, and were met with gunfire from two suspects.

The suspects then fled in a truck and hijacked the UPS delivery truck about 20 minutes later, Piro said, taking the driver as a hostage. Police chased the suspects until they stopped in one of the middle lanes of a busy roadway, caught behind a wall of other vehicles waiting for a red light to turn green.

Police approached the truck, and the suspects opened fire amid rush hour traffic. Piro said the suspects had shot at police during the chase, too.

CBS story and video found at this link.
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Africa Horn
Suspected Al-Shabaab Member Nabbed In Mogadishu
2019-12-06
[RADIOSHABELLE] The Somali security agency has arrested suspected al-Shabaab
...... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
members on Tuesday in possession of a hand grenade.

The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) said the suspect was arrested while on a mission to carry out attacks and will be brought before the court for charges.

"The security agencies nabbed al-Shabaab terrorist while in a mission to hurl a hand grenade but he was arrested without causing any harm," NISA said on its twitter.

"The relevant agencies will be accountable." It added.

This is the second arrest within a week by Somali security agencies.

On 23rd November a suspect was arrested with help from the public after planting explosives in a parked car in the KM5 Zobe area.

One person was maimed in the vehicle.

Related:
Al-Shabaab: 2019-12-03 FBI searching for terrorist from San Diego; offering $5 million reward; NOT "John Smith"
Al-Shabaab: 2019-12-02 Usman Khan came to UK security services' attention at age of 15 for hate-preaching
Al-Shabaab: 2019-10-17 Is al-Shabab looking to Ethiopia?
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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Birds are getting smaller. Scientists see the echo of climate change.
2019-12-06
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style='float:right;border:1px solid midnightblue;padding:3px;margin:3px;' />[NBCNews] Birds have been shrinking as global temperatures rise and the climate warms, a new study published Wednesday in the journal Ecology Letters has found.

Research led by scientists at the University of Michigan examined more than 70,000 bird specimens from 52 North American migratory bird species collected between 1978 and 2016. The researchers found that body sizes for all 52 species shrank consistently over that 38-year time period while the length of wingspans grew, which suggests that birds may be forced to adapt ‐ sometimes in dramatic ways ‐ to climate change.
Or perhaps adapted to tall buildings in Chicago?
Or to more predatory birds chasing them. The populations of predatory birds had crashed by the early 1970s, reportedly as a result of DDT use. Since DDT was banned, predator bird populations have grown significantly.
"Other studies have found a relationship between temperature and body size similar to what we found, but this is the most consistent result," said Benjamin Winger, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the study’s senior author. "What we don’t know is the extent to which the shrinking bird is an adaptive response to climate change. Are they able to keep up with warming temperatures or are they lagging behind?"
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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Conservative Dan Bongino launches alternative to the Drudge Report
2019-12-06
[THEHILL] Fox News contributor and podcaster Dan Bongino launched a news aggregation website on Wednesday designed to rival the Drudge Report.

The Bongino Report comes as some Trump supporters have grown increasingly agitated with the direction of the Drudge Report, which has taken a noticeable turn against President Trump in recent months after being staunchly in the former real estate mogul's corner leading up to and after the 2016 presidential election.

Bongino began teasing his project last month. He previously revealed on social media that the new media platform will feature "exclusively conservative and libertarian content." In promoting his new platform, Bongino accused Drudge of abandoning the conservative movement and added that he "never will."

"Drudge has abandoned you. I NEVER will. Check out, and bookmark, the Bongino Report today," he wrote to his 1.3 million followers.
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Dan Bongino: 2019-10-15 'Judicial Watch Believes The State Dept Spied On Conservative Journalists And Trump Allies
Dan Bongino: 2019-01-27 Roger Stone's SWAT team arrest: Are we even America anymore?
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Drudge Report: 2019-06-27 Gabbard Wins First Poll as Beto Flops
Drudge Report: 2019-06-26 Former Fox News reporter says he left because of 'partisan misinformation'
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Home Front: Politix
Convicted Pedophile Used In Mueller Investigation Indicted For Funneling Millions In Illegal Contributions to Hillary
2019-12-06
[DAILYWIRE] George Nader, a convicted pedophile that special counsel Robert Mueller used in his Russia investigation, was indicted on Tuesday for allegedly concealing millions of dollars in illegal campaign contributions to then-Democratic presidential candidate Crooked Hillary Clinton
...former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
"The Justice Department refers only to an unidentified 2016 presidential candidate, but campaign finance records make clear that the candidate was Clinton," Politico reported.

In a statement, the U.S. Department of Justice wrote:

According to the indictment, from March 2016 through January 2017, Khawaja conspired with Nader to conceal the source of more than $3.5 million in campaign contributions, directed to political committees associated with a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election. By design, these contributions appeared to be in the names of Khawaja, his wife, and his company. In reality, they allegedly were funded by Nader. Khawaja and Nader allegedly made these contributions in an effort to gain influence with high-level political figures, including the candidate. As Khawaja and Nader arranged these payments, Nader allegedly reported to an official from a foreign government about his efforts to gain influence.

"The indictment noted that political committees that received funding unwittingly submitted false disclosure reports and were presumably victims of the plot," The Washington Post reported. "Still, Clinton apparently attended numerous events, including small gatherings, with Nader, who on July 19, 2016, messaged the foreign official a photograph of him with Candidate 1’s spouse ‐ an apparent reference to Bill Clinton
...former Democratic president of the U.S. Bill was the second U.S. president to be impeached, the first to deny that oral sex was sex, the first to have difficulty with the definition of the word is...
‐ at Khawaja’s home.”
Related:
George Nader: 2019-12-04 Clinton Donors Charged in Massive Campaign-Finance Scheme
George Nader: 2019-09-11 ‘Evil’ babysitter gets 270 years for sexually abusing three sisters
George Nader: 2019-07-21 Mueller Witness Indicted On Child Sex-Trafficking Charges
Related:
Robert Mueller: 2019-12-01 Judges place temporary hold on ex-White House lawyer ruling
Robert Mueller: 2019-11-27 FBI Attorney 2 Kevin Clinesmith was the Primary Lawyer on the Trump/Russia Case; Here are a Few of His Texts
Robert Mueller: 2019-11-26 REVEALED: Sophisticated Russian trolls are luring Twitter users to their accounts with heartwarming posts - then spreading disinformation to build distrust ahead of the 2020 election
Related:
Hillary Clinton: 2019-12-04 Clinton Donors Charged in Massive Campaign-Finance Scheme
Hillary Clinton: 2019-12-04 Schiff Hired Alleged Whistleblower Ciaramella's Former Colleague the Day After the Trump-Ukraine Call
Hillary Clinton: 2019-12-03 DOJ Response to Peter Strzok Opens a Whole Can of Whoop-Ass on Comey, McCabe and the Lovers
Related:
Bill Clinton: 2019-12-04 Expert warns of 'pig bomb' after woman is mauled to death by hogs
Bill Clinton: 2019-12-03 'More unlikeable' than Schiff: Trump allies eagerly await expected Nadler belly-flop
Bill Clinton: 2019-12-01 John Kerry Recruits Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio for New Climate Coalition
Related:
Khawaja: 2019-12-04 Clinton Donors Charged in Massive Campaign-Finance Scheme
Khawaja: 2019-10-24 Safdar sent to jail on judicial remand
Khawaja: 2019-10-04 22 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Faryab province
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Economy
GM, LG Chem to announce EV battery joint venture in Ohio - sources
2019-12-05
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style='float:right;border:1px solid midnightblue;padding:3px;margin:3px;' />SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors (GM.N) and South Korea’s LG Chem (051910.KS) are set to announce on Thursday a 50:50 joint venture in Ohio to make electric vehicle batteries, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The facility, expected to be located in the Lordstown area, will see investment of more than $2 billion with GM and LG Chem expected to invest more than $1 billion each, one of the sources said. The venture is likely to be signed on Thursday, the sources said.

A GM spokeswoman declined to comment on a venture with LG.

"Talks occur on a regular basis in the auto industry between a variety of partners on different topics, but as a matter of policy we don’t discuss who, where or when those discussions might occur," she said.
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DOJ watchdog finds FBI omitted details about Steele dossier in FISA renewal applications
2019-12-05
[Washington Examiner] The Justice Department watchdog found omissions in renewal applications the FBI submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court seeking warrants to monitor onetime Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

A draft of Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report, due out next week, shows the FBI failed to convey to the court that not all of the information it used from British ex-spy Christopher Steele was entirely reliable, according to the Washington Post.

Steele was an FBI informant enlisted to research then-presidential candidate Donald Trump by Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that had been hired by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign. Steele's Democratic funding, his strong desire for Trump to lose, and the possible flaws with his dossier were not revealed to the court governed by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

His dossier on alleged ties between Trump and Russia was used by the FBI to obtain the authority to wiretap Page, an American who had suspicious connections to the Russians. The first warrant application was submitted in October 2016, after which there were three renewals at three-month intervals, including ones in January, April, and June 2017. Page was never charged with wrongdoing, and special counsel Robert Mueller determined in his investigation there was insufficient evidence to establish criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.

FBI agents interviewed one of Steele's subsources and found that Steele's raw intelligence, in need of further verification, was not completely reliable. Horowitz's investigators found the FBI failed to convey this information in the later applications, but according to sources familiar with a draft of the report, the omissions were "apparently" not sufficient enough for the watchdog to conclude the applications should have been rejected.
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Home Front: Politix
AG Barr Disagrees with IG on Whether Trump Surveillance Justified
2019-12-05
[BREITBART] Attorney General William Barr reportedly disagrees with a finding by the forthcoming Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) report that the FBI had sufficient reason to monitor the Trump campaign in 2016.

The FBI conducted surveillance on Trump campaign associates, including foreign policy aide Carter Page, on the basis of suspicions that the campaign might have been colluding with Russia to interfere with the 2016 election.

No evidence of collusion was ever found, though the surveillance continued well after the election, and the fact that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign over Russia was leaked to Democrats and to the mainstream media.

The IG report is expected to criticize the FBI for the way in which it approached the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to obtain a warrant for that surveillance. The FBI partly relied upon the so-called "dossier" prepared by former British spy Remington Christopher Steele for Fusion GPS, an opposition research company being paid by the Crooked Hillary Clinton
...former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Republicans have claimed that the FBI failed to corroborate the unproven allegations in the dossier, and hid its political origins from the FISA court.

But there have been conflicting leaks about what the report, which is set to be released next Monday, will say about misconduct at the FBI. Several individuals have already seen drafts of the report, as they are mentioned in it.

The Washington Post reported Monday evening that IG Michael Horowitz, an B.O. regime appointee, had concluded that there was, in fact, sufficient evidence to justify what Barr earlier called "spying" on the campaign.

Barr reportedly disagreed, though a spokesperson for the DOJ dismissed reports of a dispute between Barr and Horowitz: "Rather than speculating, people should read the report for themselves next week," she said.

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Home Front: Politix
Will The FISA Report Address Whether Christopher Steele Lied To The FBI
2019-12-05
[DAILYCALLER] One of the mysteries looming over the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation is whether dossier author Remington Christopher Steele lied to the bureau regarding his contacts with journalists.

Two GOP senators, Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham
...soft-spoken senator from South Carolina, former best buddy of John Maverick McCain. Since McCain's demise, Graham has become more outspoken, more Republican and more of a supporter of President Trump. The speech he gave in support of Brett Kavanaugh was downright manly and really cheesed off the Dems...
, referred Steele for investigation in January 2018, but there have been no updates about the status of the probe.

That could change Monday when the Justice Department’s inspector general releases a report that will detail the FBI’s relationship with Steele.
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Related:
Chuck Grassley: 2019-11-23 Senators demand details of Obama-Ukraine meetings
Chuck Grassley: 2019-10-23 Grassley Suspects ‘Deep State' Is Responsible For Delay In FISA Abuse Report
Chuck Grassley: 2019-10-19 State Department finds violations by 38 people in Clinton emails review
Related:
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Lindsey Graham: 2019-11-27 The Bidens don't get a free pass
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