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Barr's team startled in 'first chance' to assess Mueller investigation: Book
2020-07-05
[Washington Examiner] Attorney General William Barr's team was in for a shock when it met with special counsel Robert Mueller before his report was released, according to a forthcoming book.

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin wrote about Barr's "first chance" to assess the Russia investigation in early March 2019 in True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump, an excerpt of which was published last week by the New Yorker.

He described a "fairly relaxed session" in which Mueller "gave a brief introduction" to Barr and his staff, who later reflected on how the former FBI director didn't live up to expectations.
Well yea! How many of them have "lived up to expectations lately?"
"Later, Barr’s team noted that Mueller looked tired and old. Because Mueller had been the focus of so much public attention for nearly two years and said so little in public, he had taken on an almost mythic status, even among people who once knew him well, like Barr. To see him after this exhausting enterprise was startling. He was an old seventy-four," Toobin wrote in the book that is set for release in August.
"Mueller looked tired and old"....I blame old man time, and D.C. traffic.
They weren't the only ones.

One prominent Democrat, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, said in a recent podcast that he was surprised by Mueller's shaky testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees in July 2019 after his report was released. The California Democrat agreed when asked whether he was "shocked" during a Daily Beast podcast last month.
"Shocked?" In Schiff's case, if it wan't a sustained, eye-popping 115V, then he wasn't "shocked" nearly enough.
"I have known Bob Mueller for a long time. I have tremendous respect for him. I think he is just an amazing human being and public servant," Schiff said. "He was not the man that I knew just in terms of his strength of presence, and so, it was quite surprising."

Republican political consultant Rick Wilson, one of the hosts of the New Abnormal podcast, offered his take on why "a lot" of people felt the same way.
Rick Wilson - Never Trumper Democrat who is a perpetual political loser and cuck
"I do think a lot of folks had projected on Mueller a level of aggression that was not present in that testimony ⁠— in that hearing," he said.

Mueller wrapped up his two-year investigation last spring. His team was unable to find a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, but the report did lay out 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice that Democrats seized on as a road map to impeachment. The investigation did, however, lead to convictions and guilty pleas from Trump associates over charges unrelated to Russia collusion.
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Redskins Change Name To 'Lizard People' To Better Represent Population Of Washington, D.C.
2020-07-04
[Babylon Bee] There has been much talk about renaming the Washington Redskins, since their offensive name has no place in our modern, enlightened society that has done away with all other immorality and sin.

The District of Columbia informed the team that they cannot return to playing within the district until they have a name that is more fitting for a team representing the capital of our country. To that end, the team officially announced today they would be renaming themselves to "The Washington Lizard People."

"This is a much better name, far more reflective of the great city of Washington, D.C.," said Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C.'s representative. "All the politicians, bureaucrats, and leaders here in the district felt the name had great appeal."

Politicians immediately expressed their support for the name change, saying they can relate to a team called the Lizard People. "I see a name like Lizard People, and I know that's a team I can be proud of," said Adam Schiff, his eyes hungrily following a fly buzzing around the room. He licked his lips. "Much better than that Redskins nonsense. Hey, look over there, is that Vladimir Putin?" As reporters turned to look, Schiff shot a long tongue out of his mouth, lightning-quick, and nabbed the fly. "Oh, must have been mistaken," he said, shrugging.

"I pushed for 'The Turtles,'" said Mitch McConnell. "But Lizard People is acceptable, I suppose. It implies patriotism, good football, and a reptilian conspiracy to enslave puny, meaningless humanity beneath the glorious, scaly claws of lizardkind, humans forever in subjugation to their cosmic superiors, MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

"I mean, um... can you believe how bad Nancy Pelosi is?"
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Schiff Learned Of Russian ‘Bounty' Intelligence In February, Withheld Information From Congress, And Took No Action
2020-07-03
Sean Davis and Mollie Hemingway doing Reporter's Work for Them
[Federalist] Top committee staff for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, were briefed in February on intelligence about Russia offering the Taliban bounties in Afghanistan, but he took no action in response to the briefing, multiple intelligence sources familiar with the briefing told The Federalist. The intelligence was briefed to Schiff's staff during a congressional delegation, or CODEL, trip to Afghanistan in February.

Schiff, who has acknowledged President Donald Trump was never briefed on the so-called intelligence, has thus far refused to disclose that his staff was personally briefed. The revelation raises serious questions that Schiff is once again politicizing, and perhaps even deliberately misrepresenting, key data for partisan gain.

Asked by a reporter Tuesday if he had any knowledge of the Russia story prior to the New York Times report, Schiff said "I can't comment on specifics."

Schiff's recent complaints that Trump took no action against Russia in response to rumors of Russian bounties are curious given that Schiff himself took no action after his top staff were briefed by intelligence officials. As chairman of the intelligence committee, Schiff had the authority to immediately brief the full committee and convene hearings on the matter. Schiff, however, did nothing. He did not brief his committee on the matter, nor did he brief the gang of 8, which consists of top congressional leadership in both chambers.

Schiff is demanding that the Trump administration brief all of Congress about the unverified allegations, yet he himself did not ask for a briefing of the Intelligence Committee following the February briefing of his own staff.

Patrick Boland, a spokesman for Schiff on the intelligence committee, did not respond to a request for comment on Schiff's inaction and declined to say why Schiff withheld the information from Congress for months. Boland also did not explain why travel records regarding the Congressional staff delegation trip to Afghanistan had not yet been disclosed in the Congressional Record as required by law.

Schiff, who was the key driver behind failed Democrat attempts to impeach and remove President Donald Trump from office earlier this year about the president's interactions with foreign leaders, also lied about his staff's interaction with the so-called whistleblower, identified by Real Clear Investigations as Eric Ciaramella, prior to the so-called whistleblower filing his complaint against Trump.

The California Democrat was also a main proponent of the Russia collusion hoax, falsely stating for years that he held "ample evidence of collusion" between President Trump and Russia. A lengthy investigation of the theory by Special Counsel Robert Mueller ostensibly set up to find that evidence was unable to find any evidence of any collusion between any American and Russia.

Just as Schiff falsely claimed that he and his staff had no interaction with the anti-Trump leaker behind the impeachment push and falsely claimed he was privy to secret evidence of collusion with Russia, Schiff attacked Trump for not taking action in response to the Russian bounty rumors while refusing to disclose that his own office was briefed in February and did nothing in response.
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Rosenstein says he wouldn’t approve Russia warrant now
2020-06-04
[APNEWS] Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told lawmakers Wednesday that he would not have approved an FBI surveillance application for a former Trump campaign aide during the Russia investigation had he known at the time about the problems that have since been revealed.
But he did approve it then, the consequential results including political sliming of innocent men, personal bankruptcies of victims, and inflaming political passions to the detriment of the nation as a whole. Prince Johnson is really sorry he videotaped Samuel Doe being tortured and castrated. He's a preacher now, and reformed. Samuel Doe, on the other hand, remains deader than Tut, and his agonies can't be undone.
Rosenstein’s comments amounted to a striking concession that law enforcement officials made mistakes as they scrutinized ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Motive is key. If you do things on purpose they're not "mistakes." If they had been mistakes nothing would have happened after a short initial investigation.
But even as he acknowledged the legitimacy of anger from Trump and his allies, he defended his appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to lead the probe and affirmed his support for the conclusion that Russia interfered but did not criminally conspire with associates of the Trump campaign.
If Russian "interference" was confined to phony Facebook accounts and a bunch of bots, what was the need for a special prosecutor targeting the Trump administration? Why was Mueller given carte blanche?
“I do not consider the investigation to be corrupt,
That's a rose colored view. It was corrupt on its face, and now the facts are out to back up that statement.
but I understand the president’s frustration given the outcome that there was no evidence” of a conspiracy between the campaign and Russia, Rosenstein said.
Golly. I'll bet Trump also recognizes the frustrations of Adam Schiff, San Fran Nan, and Jerry Nadler.
His appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee was for the first in a series of oversight hearings scrutinizing the FBI’s Russia investigation and the law enforcement officials involved. With subpoena authority expected to be granted this week, the hearing served as the opening salvo of the GOP’s election-year congressional investigation into what they say are damaging findings about the Russia probe from an inspector general review.
What went around is what's coming around, y'say?
The president’s allies have taken fresh aim at the Russia investigation over the last year, pointing to newly declassified information to allege that Trump and his associates were unfairly pursued. They have also claimed vindication from the Justice Department’s decision to dismiss the case against ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn and at times advanced unsupported theories against Obama administration officials.
Umm... Three words there: "January Fifth Meeting."
“We’re going to look backward so we can move forward,” committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in explaining the purpose for the hearings. “If you don’t like Trump, fine, but this is not about Trump or not liking Trump. This is about moving forward as a nation.”
Damage is done. Time to sift through the wreckage.
Graham also questioned whether Mueller should have been appointed at all. Rosenstein said he believed there was a sufficient basis for the investigation when he appointed Mueller in May 2017, but when Graham asked if he would agree that by that August, there was “no there there,” Rosenstein said yes.
May 2017 was five months into the administration. If I recall correctly, the calls for impeachment started coming a month before Trump was inaugurated.
Democrats lamented the hearing’s politically charged and retrospective nature, saying Republicans were attempting to refocus attention away from more urgent problems, including unrest in cities set off by the death of George Floyd and the coronavirus pandemic.
"Let's just Move On®. It's all in the past. We were all so much younger then!"
“This hearing wastes this committee’s time in a blatant effort to support the president’s conspiracy theories and to help the president’s reelection,” said Democratic Sen. Mazie 'We Democrats know so much that we tend to alienate voters' Hirono of Hawaii.
Good to hear from the Sage of Honolulu. I don't recall her wanting to concentrate on problems of the moment during the patently biased witch hunts, the targeted events of which were coincidentally in the past when the fishing expedition began.
The hearing delved into detail in two areas that Trump allies have recently seized on to challenge the conduct of law enforcement.
Law enforcement has no place in politix, regardless of anyone's personal opinions. Law enforcement's job is to umm... enforce the laws.
Rosenstein was pressed repeatedly about his decision to sign off on the fourth and final application for a warrant to eavesdrop on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on suspicion that he was a Russian agent.
That's Carter Page, the sometime FBI asset...
Page has denied wrongdoing and was never charged with a crime, and a Justice Department inspector general report identified significant errors and omissions in each of the applications submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Just little details that an assistant attorney general couldn't be expected to catch.
The watchdog said the FBI relied in part for its applications on a dossier of information compiled by a former British spy whose research was funded by Democrats and the Hillary Clinton campaign. The FBI used the dossier even though agents were aware of the possibility that it could have been colored by Russian disinformation and omitted information that called into question allegations they were making in the application.
Nobody thought the idea of Trump hiring hookers to pee on the bed Obama had slept in was umm... out of line? Unlikely?
Asked by Graham if he would have signed the warrant application knowing what he knows now, Rosenstein replied, “No, I would not.”
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Hillary Clinton campaign: 2019-09-08 Adios, Think Progress
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As he cleans out his desk, outgoing Trump intel chief declassifies calls between Flynn, Kislyak
2020-05-27
[NYP] Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has declassified the transcripts of the phone calls between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and former Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, a senior administration official confirmed to The Post.

The move by Grenell comes on the same day he was replaced by former Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Tx.), who was sworn in Tuesday after being confirmed to the position by the Senate in a 49-44 vote Thursday.

Now that the declassification review process for those transcripts is complete, his successor Ratcliffe will decide whether they are released.

The trove of Russia probe documents includes transcripts of the December 2016 calls between Flynn and Kislyak.

Last week, Grenell said that he was in the process of declassifying those files after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) had asked him to do so.

Last week, Flynn’s lawyer Sidney Powell joined former National Security Adviser Susan Rice in calling for the transcripts to be released.

Powell said last Wednesday on SiriusXM’s "The Dan Abrams Show" that she "would love" to see those conversations become public, arguing that she believes the transcript would help exonerate her client.

"I think the reason we haven’t seen [the transcripts] is because the word ’sanctions’ doesn’t even appear in them," she said at the time.

Rice’s spokeswoman also called for the release of the transcripts in response to a declassified email written by Rice and sent to herself on President Trump’s inauguration day.

The email, which was declassified by Grenell, documented a Jan. 5 meeting she took part in with Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates regarding Flynn.

Rice wrote that Comey had expressed some concerns about the frequency with which Flynn was communicating with Kislyak, saying it could pose an issue when it came to sharing sensitive information.
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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar Wins DFL Endorsement In Reelection Bid
2020-05-26
[RADIOSHABELLE] First-term U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar
...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She was apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side...
won the DFL endorsement Sunday to run in the Aug. 11 primary election for a Minneapolis-based congressional seat that has been in Democrats’ hands since 1963.

The party endorsement sets up a primary race with Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney-mediator and political newcomer whose campaign has been based on a series of critiques of Omar’s stormy first 16-months in Congress.

The DFL balloting was conducted online over a nine-day period after the pandemic made in-person congressional conventions impossible.

Omar, 37, was first elected to Congress in 2018 after a rapid rise through the state Legislature. She was the first Somali-American elected to both a state Legislature and to Congress. She has cut a high-profile path in Washington, championing a litany of progressive causes and publicly sparring on Twitter with President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
, which has made her a frequent target of the right.

Omar also faced criticism last year from Jewish leaders and some fellow Democrats for several past tweets and remarks about the political influence of Israel. She faced another significant uproar for voting "present" on last year’s House resolution condemning the Armenian genocide. She said the measure should have more broadly condemned human rights
...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty...
abuses worldwide, including in the U.S.

Her campaign operation also has been the subject of scrutiny after it was revealed that she had a romantic relationship with a D.C.-based political consultant, to whom she is now married.

Both Omar and Melton-Meaux are running as progressive Democrats and champions of immigrant rights. But Melton-Meaux, 47, has vowed to focus more on the needs of the Fifth Congressional District, which includes St. Louis Park, Richfield, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, New Hope, Fridley a part of Edina.

Congressional incumbents rarely lose party backing for endorsement, and Melton-Meaux earlier committed to running in the DFL primary in August in the event he fails to get the endorsement. He has racked up a handful of high-profile endorsements from Minneapolis-area DFLers, and has had some success in fundraising.

The Republican-endorsed candidate is Lacy Johnson, a north Minneapolis businessman who has encouraged black voters to abandon the Democratic Party. But the strongly DFL district has not elected a Republican to Congress in decades.

DFLers in northeastern Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District also voted to endorse health care advocate Quinn Nystrom to challenge Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber in November.

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How Russiagate Began With Obama's Iran Deal Domestic Spying Campaign
2020-05-24
[Tablet] Barack Obama warned his successor against hiring Michael Flynn. It was Nov. 10, 2016, just two days after Donald Trump upset Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. Trump told aide Hope Hicks that he was bewildered by the president’s warning. Of all the important things Obama could have discussed with him, the outgoing commander in chief wanted to talk about Michael Flynn.

The question of why Obama was so focused on Flynn is especially revealing now. The Department of Justice recently filed to withdraw charges against the retired three-star general for making false statements to the FBI in a Jan. 24, 2017, interview regarding a phone call with a Russian diplomat. The circumstances surrounding the call and subsequent FBI interview have given rise to a vast conspiracy theory that was weaponized to imprison a decorated war hero and a strategic thinker whose battlefield innovations saved countless American lives. There is no evidence that Flynn "colluded" with Russia, and the evidence that Flynn did not make false statements to the FBI has been buried by the bureau, including current Director Christopher Wray.

So if the Obama administration wasn’t alarmed by Flynn’s nonexistent ties to Russia, why was he Obama’s No. 1 target? Why were officials from the previous administration intercepting his phone calls with the Russian ambassador?

The answer is that Obama saw Flynn as a signal threat to his legacy, which was rooted in his July 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Flynn had said long before he signed on with the Trump campaign that it was a catastrophe to realign American interests with those of a terror state. And now that the candidate he’d advised was the new president-elect, Flynn was in a position to help undo the deal. To stop Flynn, the outgoing White House ran the same offense it used to sell the Iran deal—they smeared Flynn through the press as an agent of a foreign power, spied on him, and leaked classified intercepts of his conversations to reliable echo chamber allies.

In March 2017, after seeing evidence of the Obama administration’s surveillance of Trump associates, Congressman Devin Nunes said it had nothing to do with Russia or the FBI’s ongoing Russia investigation, or similar Russia probes conducted by congressional committees. Nunes’ contention was difficult to make sense of at the time. Wasn’t everything about Russia and whether or not there was, as Congressman Adam Schiff said, more than circumstantial evidence of collusion?

In fact, as Trump prepared to take office after his 2016 upset victory, the Obama White House was focused on the Middle East. "Russia collusion" was the narrative that Hillary Clinton operatives seeded in the media and fed to the FBI to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. After the election, the Obama team took it over and used it to hobble the incoming administration.
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Dems Block China Investigation Even After Communist Regime Threatens U.S. Senators by Name
2020-05-24
[PJ] This week, House Democrats whose colleagues rushed to investigate President Donald Trump’s coronavirus response amid the ongoing pandemic once again refused to give the green light to an effort to investigate China’s lies and malfeasance regarding the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Democrats blocked the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis from investigating China’s malfeasance.

"Coronavirus Committee Dems won’t let us investigate China’s cover-up," House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) tweeted. "Why? — China’s lies caused global suffering & economic devastation — China undermined our efforts to combat the virus — China is reportedly trying to steal our vaccine research They must be held accountable."

Republicans on the committee have repeatedly asked about opening an investigation into China. Lauren Fine, Scalise's communications director, told PJ Media that in a hearing on Thursday, Republicans on the committee again asked about looking into China, and Democrats again refused them.

"It's disappointing‐but not surprising‐that Congressional Democrats have harsher words for President Trump, rather than the Communist Chinese regime responsible for wreaking havoc against our citizens and the rest of the world," Fine told PJ Media. "Republicans on the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis will continue to press for answers on the origins of this crisis and accountability from the Chinese government and World Health Organization for their deception, and would urge Democrats to put their personal vendetta against President Trump aside to join us in this effort."

Indeed, the effort to block a China investigation seems predicated on the rush to blame Trump for the crisis and ignore the horrific abuses of the Chinese Communist Party. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), perhaps the central figure in Democrats' impeachment of President Donald Trump, began circulating draft legislation to investigate Trump's response to the coronavirus. He claimed the investigation is "not an exercise in casting blame or scoring political points," but Republicans are naturally skeptical.

If Democrats are going to investigate President Trump's response to the coronavirus crisis, they should also investigate China's malfeasance. Just last week, Chinese officials threatened "serious consequences" for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, along with two state attorneys general. The officials named Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.), along with Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas).

"The Chinese government is lashing out at those in the U.S. who are appropriately trying to hold them accountable for intentionally misleading us about the nature of the novel coronavirus, where it was spreading and how quickly things were getting out of control. I consider their threats a badge of honor," Banks replied.

Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.) filed a lawsuit last month demanding tens of billions of dollars in damages due to China's coronavirus malfeasance, which allegedly violated Missouri law. Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R-Miss.) filed a lawsuit allowing Mississippians to bring claims against China.
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Sidney Powell: Open Memorandum to Soetoro
2020-05-15
[Sidney Powell.com] Regarding the decision of the Department of Justice to dismiss charges against General Flynn, in your recent call with your alumni, you expressed great concern: "there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk."

Here is some help—if truth and precedent represent your true concern. Your statement is entirely false. However, it does explain the damage to the Rule of Law throughout your administration.
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'Samantha Power Claimed She Never Tried To Unmask Michael Flynn, But Records Show She Unmasked Him 7 Times
2020-05-14
[The Federalist] Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power testified to Congress in 2017 that she never sought to unmask records containing information about former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Newly declassified documents from the National Security Agency (NSA), however, show that her name appeared on at least seven separate requests to unmask Flynn’s name between Nov. 30, 2016, and Jan. 11, 2017.
Shanty-Irish Willem Dafoe double
Power was asked explicitly during sworn 2017 testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) whether she had ever attempted to unmask information related to Michael Flynn, a retired general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency who later briefly served as national security adviser under President Donald Trump.

"The number of unmasking requests by yourself began to go up dramatically in 2014," Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., noted during his questioning of Power to explain why the topic of unmasking had been raised. "[L]et me then ask you about, sort of, maybe the gravamen of how this came about. And I think it came about over a concern about the leaking of Mike Flynn’s name."

"So, to your knowledge, did you ever make [redacted]?" Schiff asked, likely referring to intercepts of Flynn’s conversations.

"I don’t recall making such a request," Power said.
No recollection
"And I just want to be clear that there’s no indication you ever made a request or that there necessarily was even a report on the subject. But I did want to get you on the record on that, because at the end of the day that’s sort of where this came from," Schiff said.

"Yes, I have no recollection of making a request related to General Flynn," Power again claimed.
No recollection
"Okay," Schiff said. "And I take it you never leaked Mr. Flynn’s name in any way, General Flynn’s name?"

"I have never leaked classified information," Power said. "I have never leaked names that have come back to me in this highly compartmented process. I have, in fact, never leaked, even unclassified information."
Luckily she's already married to Cass Sunstein, so she has a lawyer
According to NSA documents declassified last week and released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Power made seven separate requests to unmask Flynn’s name over a six-week period between the end of November 2016 and Jan. 11, 2017. The list of unmasking requests shows that Power requested unmaskings of information related to Flynn on Nov. 30, 2016; Dec. 2, 2016; Dec. 7, 2016; two separate requests on Dec. 14, 2016; Dec. 23, 2016; and Jan. 11, 2017.
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Following Last Week's Release Attorney Clevenger Alleges Office of DNI Has Communications Between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks – Russia Collusion a Lie!
2020-05-11
[Gatewaypundit] ...[L]ast Friday, after years of being hidden by corrupt lying Representative Adam Schiff in Congress, a number of testimonies related to the Russia collusion sham were unveiled after Schiff received pressure from Richard Grenell, the Acting Director of National Intelligence (ADNI). One transcript was from Crowdstrike’s Shawn Henry who stated under oath that Crowdstrike had no evidence that Russia even "exfiltrated" the emails from the DNC. The whole ’Russia stole the DNC emails and sent them to WikiLeaks’ story was a fraud.

This leads us to today. Many people suspected that in 2016 a young man working for the DNC by the name of Seth Rich, copied emails from the DNC and shared them with WikiLeaks. Mr. Rich was murdered in Washington D.C. in July 2016 but his wallet, phone and watch were found on his person when the police arrived at the scene. We reported numerous oddities surrounding his death.

For years the Seth Rich story has been covered up and labeled a conspiracy. However, we reported numerous incidents and activities within the Deep State related to covering up the Seth Rich story. We recently reported that Judicial Watch released documents obtained in a FARA request. These emails revealed that corrupt cops Peter Strzok and Jonathan Moffa were copied in an email regarding a report from Daily Mail where ex-Brit Craig Murray claimed he traveled to Washington DC and obtained Clinton emails in an exchange in a wooded area near American University.

The Mueller gang never looked into the Seth Rich matter and never interviewed Julian Assange from WikiLeaks to determine who provided him the DNC emails which were reportedly the cause of the Russia collusion sham.
Related:
Crowdstrike: 2019-11-20 FBI Never Saw CrowdStrike Unredacted or Final Report on Alleged Russian Hacking Because None was Produced
Crowdstrike: 2019-05-12 Roger Stone May Have Just Exposed A Major Issue With Mueller's Report
Crowdstrike: 2019-03-21 Death Of Russiagate: Mueller Team Tied To Mifsud's Network
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Seth Rich: 2020-04-04 Former US Attorney Says FBI Did Examine Seth Rich Computer
Seth Rich: 2020-02-18 How the heroic Michael Flynn may have prevented WWIII
Seth Rich: 2019-07-10 Exclusive: The true origins of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. A Yahoo News investigation.
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Craig Murray: 2019-11-09 Will Julian Assange Die in Prison? Is that why a "dead man" data dump just took place?
Craig Murray: 2016-12-15 WikiLeaks figure says ‘disgusted (ing)' Democrat leaked Clinton campaign emails
Craig Murray: 2006-08-19 Ex-British envoy calls plane plot 'rubbish'
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Home Front: Politix
BREAKING: House Intel Committee Releases 57 Transcripts from Mueller Investigation ‐ Linked Here ‐ Including: Bannon, Don Jr, Kushner, Lewandowski, Podesta, Hicks, etc.
2020-05-08
[GatewayPundit] House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff released the documents after DNI Rick Grenell threatened to release the documents earlier this week.

The committee voted in 2018 to release the damning documents that show NO RUSSIA COLLUSION between the Trump Campaign and Russia.
Adam Schiff was sitting on this exculpatory information. He never released these documents until forced by Acting DNI Rick Grenell to release them by saying "Release them or I will." Schiff, being the weasel he is, went ahead with a baseless impeachment anyway putting the country and Potus through weeks of more bullcrap.
Grenell took a satchel of documents over to the DOJ yesterday as well. Expect more fallout. I like this guy
Related:
Adam Schiff: 2020-05-06 Deep State: Former CIA Officer Says Intel Agencies Will 'Outmaneuver' the Orange Man
Adam Schiff: 2020-05-06 House Republicans demand Adam Schiff release transcripts from Russia investigation
Adam Schiff: 2020-05-06 Schiff: If Trump Were Removed by Impeachment, Coronavirus Deaths Would Not Be at Daily 9/11 Levels
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