Who Falsified Carter Page FISA Warrant,
Expected To Plead Guilty 0 replies
A top FBI lawyer who fabricated evidence in a federal spy warrant against Trump campaign affiliate Carter Page is expected to plead guilty to federal charges brought by U.S. Attorney John Durham. Kevin Clinesmith, who is expected to admit to deliberately fabricating evidence in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant application, used to spy on a former campaign affiliate of President Donald Trump, was a top attorney in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) and a key agency attorney under fired former FBI Director James Comey.Clinesmith is the first individual to be charged as part of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the efforts in 2016
Media for Calling Kamala a ‘Moderate’ 0 replies
A former Obama speechwriter — Jon Favreau, who President Obama once called his “mind reader” — says it’s “hilarious” to him that news media now refers to former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), as a “moderate” and a “centrist.” “She supports something extremely close to Medicare for all,” Favreau noted, pointing out that self-described Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) even acknowledged her support for the policy in his speech endorsing the Harris-Biden ticket. “She is for the Green New Deal,” Favreau continued, “She has one of the most liberal records in the U.S. Senate.”
Away Like Cattle as He Tries to Answer
Questions, Even CNN Notices 6 replies
Mainstream media journalists got an up-close and personal look Thursday at how things are going to be between them and the Biden-Harris campaign from now until election time. And they didn’t like it.Joe Biden has emerged twice from the confines of his basement this week: 1) to officially introduce Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his VP running mate on Wednesday, and 2) to hold a “virtual briefing” with supposed public health experts on the coronavirus Thursday, with Harris sitting 6 feet away from him at another table. Both days, neither Biden nor Harris took questions from reporters. Yesterday’s event was especially illuminating – and not in a good way –
Local DA’s Refusal To Prosecute Behind
The Move? Return of Feds At Hand? 7 replies
Very interesting development earlier today, as the Oregon State Police announced they were leaving Portland. (Tweet) Local reporting says that the move is a result of the announcement by Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s that his office does not intend to prosecute most of those arrested. “The Oregon State Police is continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined to move those resources back to counties where prosecution of criminal conduct is still a priority.”
The Sheriff forMultnomah County also weighed in with some concerns about the policy announced by the District Attorney in an email obtained by local news.
Is NO DOJ Policy Preventing Indictments
Prior to an Election 2 replies
This is one of those subjects where everyone is confident that a policy exists, and they know what the policy is, but no one can formulate in precise terms exactly what the policy says or means. That’s because there is no policy at DOJ which prevents the taking of enforcement action — whether that is an overt investigative step or seeking the return of an indictment – which is linked to the number of days remaining before a scheduled election. None. No policy. Not written down anywhere. (Snip) There is a policy that prohibits the taking of any overt enforcement action for the purpose of affecting
in Durham Investigation 21 replies
WASHINGTON — A former F.B.I. lawyer intends to plead guilty to falsifying a document as part of a deal with prosecutors conducting their own criminal inquiry of the Russia investigation, according to three people familiar with the case. The lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, 38, who was assigned to the Russia investigation, plans to admit that he altered an email from the C.I.A. that investigators relied on to seek renewed court permission in 2017 for a secret wiretap on the former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, who had at times provided information to the spy agency. Mr. Clinesmith’s lawyers said he made a mistake while trying to clarify facts for a colleague,
challenge Sen. Chuck Schumer 13 replies
President Trump on Thursday predicted that far-left Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez would mount a challenge against Sen. Chuck Schumer — and defeat him. “Schumer’s going to get beaten by her. She’s going to run against Schumer, and he knows that and he’s going to get beaten by her unless you can talk her out of doing it. He has no chance,” Trump said on “Fox News Business.” “Chuck Schumer will be, in my opinion. AOC will run against Chuck Schumer for the Senate. Yeah, I mean, I think. And I think she’ll win,” the president said.
pre-recorded message at DNC 17 replies
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be given just 60 seconds to deliver a pre-recorded message at the Democratic National Convention next week. The party’s progressive firebrand has been afforded the limited role while Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, will get to deliver live, virtual speeches at the coronavirus-revamped event, Business Insider reported Wednesday. The four-day online convention, titled “Uniting America,” will feature different themes and speakers each day during two-hour broadcasts beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Sleepy Joe,” as Donald Trump likes to call him, will be the 46th president of the United States—assuming you trust CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times or the Washington Post. At 77, Joe Biden has a lifetime of dubious political experience, most notably as vice president to Barack Obama. Yet he was hardly the strongest candidate the Democrats had to offer this year. (Snip) Biden suffers from one additional, major flaw: his evidently waning mental faculties. Many believe that Biden’s lapses are not simply the slowing down of senility, but the beginnings of dementia. (Snip) In Biden’s case, the signs of mental dysfunction are readily apparent to anyone who has an elderly relative
The public is mostly unaware that a key motive behind the Democrats’ impeachment effort was to criminalize any interest in the Biden family’s shady dealings with the persistently corrupt country of Ukraine. As damaging news coverage of Hunter Biden’s multimillion dollar gig with Burisma, the troubled Ukrainian energy company, escalated in the fall of 2019 and threatened to derail Joe Biden’s third run for the presidency, the Biden campaign declared open season on journalists. (Snip)The gambit has worked so far. Hunter Biden and Burisma effectively disappeared from the pages of the New York Times, (Snip)But Team Biden seems worried again.
Ahead of 2020 Elections 16 replies
Axios reported on Sunday that Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) has become a “GOP Trump critic” ahead of the 2020 elections. Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Finance Committees, released a statement after President Donald Trump issued executive orders granting Americans a payroll tax holiday and unemployment insurance after negotiations with leading Democrats fell through. Referring to Trump’s executive orders as “unconstitutional slop,” Sasse said in a statement on Saturday: The pen-and-phone theory of executive lawmaking is unconstitutional slop. President Obama did not have the power to unilaterally rewrite immigration law with DACA, and President Trump does not have the power to unilaterally rewrite the payroll tax law.
Israel, UAE; ‘Full Normalization’ 3 replies
President Donald Trump announced Thursday morning that Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had reached a peace deal and would achieve the “full normalization” of relations, the first peace agreement between Israel and any Gulf Arab state. (Tweet – Joint Statement)President Trump called the new agreement the “Abraham Accord,” after the common ancestor of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. In a statement (above), the president called the agreement a “historic diplomatic breakthrough.” Trump told reporters that he had spoken by telephone to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan. “This is a truly historic moment. Not since the Israel-Jordan peace treaty was signed