DECLASSIFIED: Jay Sekulow | Jim Jordan | Devin Nunes | Jason Chaffetz

Hannity led his radio interview of Rep. Jim Jordan with Jay Sekulow (I added the extended video of what was audio). A good interview, Jim is on it and we will within weeks have many more damning texts and understandings of the flimsy evidence of the “dossier” used to get the FISA warrants. See more here:

  • Nunes: Democrats, Journalists Will Be “Frightened” By Declassified Trump-Russia Documents (DAILY CALLER)

Here is Jason Chaffetz discussing his book regarding the “deep state”

More Lisa Page Testimony Enlightens Capital Hill

  • “Lisa Page left me with the impression, based on her own words, that the lead investigator of the Russian collusion case, Peter Strzok, had found no evidence of collusion after nearly a year.”

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas

In other words… when Mueller was appointed, no crime was found to be committed, the opposite of how a Special Council should be appointed. U.S. Attorney John Huber will convene a Grand Jury, have a crime put into the books that was committed, from the evidence of crimes committed, whether duping a FISA Judge (James Comey, Rod Rosenstein, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates) or leaking classified information to the press (James Comey, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe). THE SPECIAL COUNCIL will act once a crime has been found. No crime was found to start Mueller’s case.

Now, if the Manafort case stands (even though the criminal evidence was ultimately found in an illegal manner), then a whole can of whoop ass is about to be unleashed…

CNN reported Friday that attorney Greg Craig, who was White House counsel from 2009 to 2010, is under scrutiny over whether he lobbied for Ukrainian leaders without registering as a foreign agent.

The investigation also touches on the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where Craig was a partner at the time.

Craig’s actions were taken after he left the White House, according to the report.

Connections between Manafort, the firm and Craig were revealed in filings in the Manafort case….

(WESTERN JOURNAL)

Two lobbying firms, including one owned by Democratic superlobbyist Tony Podesta, knowingly worked with Paul Manafort at the direction of the Ukrainian government, according to an indictment released Friday by the special counsel’s office.

The indictment, which was released ahead of an expected plea deal for Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, says that as a part of his “lobbying scheme,” Manafort solicited two lobbying firms in February 2012 to lobby on behalf of then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

“Various employees of Companies A and B understood that they were receiving direction from MANAFORT and President Yanukovych, not the Centre, which was not even operational when Companies A and B began lobbying for Ukraine,” reads the indictment. The Centre is a reference to the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, a Brussels-based non-profit that the government says was used to support Yanukovych.

Company A has been identified as Mercury Public Affairs, a lobbying shop operated by former Minnesota Republican Rep. Vin Weber. Company B has been identified as Podesta Group, the firm that Tony Podesta founded with his brother, John, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign….

(DC CALLER)

Closing In On DOJ/FBI Collusion

“He will have the full authority of a federal prosecutor,” said Richard Painter, former chief ethics attorney for President George W. Bush. “If he looks at this and finds someone in the DOJ lied to a government official, he would be able to convene a grand jury, compel testimony and even prosecute them.”

(WASHINGTON TIMES)

“The leaks that have been coming out of the FBI and DOJ since 2016 are unconscionable,” said retired FBI supervisory special agent James Gagliano. “There’s a difference between whistleblowing and leaking for self-serving or partisan purposes.”

“Former Obama officials and their press allies can call it a ‘conspiracy theory’ or whatever they want,” a senior U.S. official — familiar with how Obama holdovers and the media jointly targeted Trump figures — told RCI. “But they can’t say it’s not true that former Obama officials were furiously leaking to keep people close to Trump out of the White House.”

(SARA CARTER)

People forget that there is a Grand Jury in session and they are hearing about all this (and more) that will surely kick off a second Special Council where criminal proceedings against James Comey, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, and others will filter out. AMERICAN THINKER describes the below video thus:

  • The former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Joe DiGenova, knows what he is talking about when it comes to legal liability, and he has the guts to lay out in straight talk what really happened with the conspiracy to swing a presidential election, cover up the effort, and take out a duly elected president.

Back in April THE HILL noted this:

Questions surround the work of U.S. Attorney John Huber, who is playing a key role in one of the multiple investigations surrounding President Trump and the Justice Department.

Known as a no-nonsense prosecutor whose primary experience is fighting violent crime, the U.S. attorney for Utah is an appointee of President Obama whose job was saved by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) when Trump asked state attorneys to resign so that he could field a new slate of professionals.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions quietly tapped Huber — apparently last fall — to work in tandem with the Justice Department’s inspector general to determine whether conservative allegations of abuse at the FBI and the Justice Department merit investigation.

It’s an unusual arrangement, and one that fall short of demands from the right that Sessions name a second special counsel. That idea has generated controversy, with critics saying the second appointee would inevitably impede the work of special counsel Robert Mueller….

We will also know that when John Huber speaks with Bruce Ohr, the noose will be ready for a grand jury. Here is the latest per Joe diGenova:

Remember, both WOODWARD AND STARR said they have not seen COLLUSION in all the evidence and investigating they have done. Also, there is as of yet no evidence of OBSTRUCTION either. Here is CNN and Kenn Starr:

CNN:  “Do you think there is a case there?”

STARR:  “It’s too soon to tell. From what I’ve seen — and of course we don’t know a whole lot — the answer is no.  But it is going to be investigated and so we will soon know.”

“Obstruction of justice is really a very hard crime to make out.  It’s not just you want the investigation to go away, you suggest that the investigation goes away.  You’ve got to take really affirmative action and Director Comey said in his testimony that even though the expression was hope, he took it as a directive.”

“But what we know is, he didn’t do anything about it, right? That is that he did not dismiss the investigation or curtail the investigation. There’s an expression of hope, so it becomes an interpretation.”

[….]

STARR:  “We’re going to the intent of what is it that the President had in mind?  He was expressing, his literal language was ‘hope.’  And, I think that redounds to the benefit of the President.  That to me, just the language, is far removed from a directive.”

“My point is, the Director of the FBI then didn’t act on that.  He rather just continued as before and reported and memorialized it.  But he did not then say, ‘ok, ladies and gentlemen of the FBI, we’re getting rid of this investigation at the direction of the President.”

So, still no there “there” yet… but damning info comes out almost daily on the DOJ and FBI’s interactions with trying to throw an election. And the MANFORT plea deal is bad news for Republican and Democrat super lobbying machines. THE SWAMP IS GETTING CLEARED A BIT:

Two lobbying firms, including one owned by Democratic superlobbyist Tony Podesta, knowingly worked with Paul Manafort at the direction of the Ukrainian government, according to an indictment released Friday by the special counsel’s office.

The indictment, which was released ahead of an expected plea deal for Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, says that as a part of his “lobbying scheme,” Manafort solicited two lobbying firms in February 2012 to lobby on behalf of then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

“Various employees of Companies A and B understood that they were receiving direction from MANAFORT and President Yanukovych, not the Centre, which was not even operational when Companies A and B began lobbying for Ukraine,” reads the indictment. The Centre is a reference to the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, a Brussels-based non-profit that the government says was used to support Yanukovych.

Company A has been identified as Mercury Public Affairs, a lobbying shop operated by former Minnesota Republican Rep. Vin Weber. Company B has been identified as Podesta Group, the firm that Tony Podesta founded with his brother, John, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign….

I will admit, if Podesta is brought into Mueller’s grasp, my thinking about Mueller will change. BUT BACK TO the topic at hand… new text messages released show collusion between the DOJ/FBI and the media to change the outcome of an election and presidency:

SEE CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE’S latest post for more:

The Big Three Question Inspector General Horowitz

Here is the full video of Rep. Trey Gowdy’s questions to Inspector General Horowitz at the Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Joint Hearing.

There are isolated segments at HOT AIR regarding their story on the above:

Gowdy: Why Didn’t Comey Try To Get A Special Counsel Appointed In The Hillary Probe Instead Of Deciding Everything Himself?

Via Mediaite, a perfectly fair question. Comey’s answer, I assume, would be that investigating a sitting president, which is what Trump was when Mueller was appointed, is different from investigating a would-be president, which is what Clinton was during Emailgate. Yes, there’s a conflict in a Democratic-run DOJ deciding whether to indict the Democratic nominee, all but dooming her electoral chances if they chose to proceed. But it’s not the sort of direct conflict involved when the DOJ is required to investigate its own boss, as has been the case with Trump and Russiagate since January 20, 2017.

But that raises a question. Why didn’t Comey demand a special counsel on January 20, 2017 instead of waiting until he was fired and then trying to get a special counsel appointed by releasing his memo about Trump and Mike Flynn? 

[….]

Because he, an American super-patriot and man of unimpeachable integrity, was available to make the decision himself. Who needs Bob Mueller investigating Hillary when you could have James “Solon” Comey giving thumbs up or thumbs down as needed?

The punchline, as Gowdy explains at length in the second clip (via the Free Beacon) in an exchange with IG Michael Horowitz, is that Comey was wrong in thinking Emailgate was being run with integrity. Anti-Trump partisan Peter Strzok was his lead investigator. And Comey himself had begun preparing to announce that Clinton lacked the intent needed to establish a crime in mishandling classified information even before the FBI interviewed her to try to determine whether that intent existed. The outcome of that probe was prejudged before it ended, Gowdy notes, and, per Strzok’s texts to Lisa Page, the outcome of the Russiagate probe seems to have been prejudged before it began….

MORE:

BTW, this is an interesting SIDE-NOTE about Strzok… he is a typical #NeverTrump guy:

  • Here’s an interesting and sometimes overlooked fact about Strzok: he’s not a liberal. In his emails, Strzok describes himself as a conservative Democrat. There is the suggestion that he supported John Kasich for president in 2016. (POWERLINE)

JUNE UPDATES TO SPYGATE

See previous links to MANY articles (prior to June)

UPDATES POSTED ABOVE ACE-of-SPADES

saved for perpetuity

  • Obama Officials Spied on Trump Campaign Using at Least Five Methods (EPOCH TIMES, by Jasper Fakkert | May 31, 2018)
  • London ‘Bridges’ Falling Down: Curious Origins Of FBI’s Trump-Russia Probe (THE HILL, by John Solomon | June 1, 2018)
  • BOMBSHELL new text messages suggest Obama White House was trying to run Operation Crossfire! (RIGHT SCOOP | June 1, 2018)
  • Mueller Tries to Stop Defendants in Russian Troll Farm Case from Getting Ammo for Motion to Dismiss (LAW & CRIME, by Alberto Luperon | June 1, 2018)
  • Report: Intel On Papadopoulos Was Passed To Us Embassy Officials In London (THE DAILY CALLER, by Chuck Ross | June 1, 2018)
  • Andrew McCarthy: If the FBI spied on a mosque for the same reasons they spied on Trump campaign (WASHINGTON TIMES, Andrew McCarthy | June 1, 2018)
  • PANDORA’S BOX: Trump/Russia May Expose Extent of “Five Eyes” Allied Spying (SARA CARTER | June 1, 2018)
  • The Real Reason Why the FBI Had a Spy in the Trump Campaign (PJ MEDIA, by D. C. McAllister | JUNE 1, 2018)
  • Report: Obama White House Tried to Intrude on FBI’s Russia Investigation (PJ MEDIA, by Debra Heine | JUNE 1, 2018)
  • Prosecutors Interview James Comey About Former Deputy Andrew McCabe (HOT AIR, by John Sexton | JUNE 1, 2018)
  • Leaker, Liar and Former FBI Head Comey Likely Caught in Another Lie – FBI Russia Investigation Started Before July 2016 (GATEWAY PUNDIT, by Jim Hoft | June 3, 2018)
  • The DOJ IG Report Must Be Devastating Because The Media Has Already Started The Spin Cycle (RED STATE, by Streiff | June 3, 2018)

  • Ex-Clinton Adviser Penn: Mueller ‘Absolutely After’ Trump (NEWSMAX, by Solange Reyner | June 3, 2018)
  • FBI Spying On Trump Started In London, Earlier Than Thought, New Texts Implicate Obama White House (ZERO HEDGE, by Tyler Durden | June 3, 2018)
  • Trump Says Mueller’s Appointment Is Unconstitutional–Here Are 7 Reasons Why [He’s Right] (EPOCH TIMES, by Ivan Pentchoukov | June 4, 2018)
  • BOOM! Andrew McCabe asks for IMMUNITY in exchange for his TESTIMONY… (RIGHT SCOOP, by Soopermexican | June 5, 2018)
  • Team Mueller’s Illegal, Unethical Hunt for the President’s Scalp (AMERICAN SPECTATOR, by George Parry | June 5, 2018)
  • BREAKING: Senate Releases Unredacted Strzok-Page Texts Showing FBI Initiated MULTIPLE SPIES in Trump Campaign in December 2015 (GATEWAY PUNDIT, by Jim Hoft | June 4, 2018)
  • Another Trump Campaign Aide Was Invited To Cambridge Event Where ‘Spygate’ Started (THE DAILY CALLER, by Chuck Ross | June 5, 2018)
  • BREAKING: McCabe & Comey Cleared Sally Yates to Use Strzok’s Dubious 302 Flynn Report to Get Him Fired (GATEWAY PUNDIT, by Cristina Laila | June 5, 2018)
  • DEEP STATE Tried to Lure Trump Speech Writer Stephen Miller to London – Invited Him to Infamous Cambridge Meeting (GATEWAY PUNDIT, by Jim Hoft | June 5, 2018)
  • Lawmakers Warn IG Being Pressured to Slow Roll Clinton FBI Report (SARA CARTER | June 5, 2018)
  • How Do New Manafort Accusations Fit Into Mueller’s Investigation? (THE WEEKLY STANDARD, by Andrew Egger | June 5, 2018)
  • Napolitano: It’s ‘Unheard Of’ for FBI #2 Official to Request Immunity Before Testifying (FOX NEWS | June 6, 2018)
  • Andrew Mccabe Seeks Immunity For Senate Testimony (THE DAILY CALLER, by Chuck Ross | June 6, 2018)
  • 8 Times Obama’s Intelligence Agencies Set People Up To Fabricate The Russia Story (THE FEDERALIST, by Willis L. Krumholz | June 6, 2018)
  • First DOJ Leak on IG Report Reveals Obama AG Loretta Lynch Tried to Hide Evidence of Hillary’s Wrongdoing Before Election (GATEWAY PUNDIT, by Jim Hoft | June 6, 2018)
  • Inspector General draft report says Comey was INSUBORDINATE and defied authority (RIGHT SCOOP | June 6, 2018)
  • IG Leaks – Media Frame Clinton/Obama Defense: James Comey as “Insubordinate” (CONSERVATIVE TREE-HOUSE, by Sundance | June 6, 2018)
  • Giuliani: Let’s Face It, The 13 Partisan Democrats On Mueller’s Team Are Trying To “Frame” Trump (HOT AIR, by AllahPundit | June 6, 2018)
  • Inspector General’s Report Will Be Critical Of Comey, Lynch, And McCabe (HOT AIR, by John Sexton | June 6, 2018)
  • Grassley Again Demands Flynn Documents: “If The Facts Are Inconsistent With The Plea Agreement, That Would Be An Entirely Different Kettle Of Fish” (CONSERVATIVE TREE-HOUSE, by Sundance | June 6, 2018)
  • Disappointing – Only Three Lawmakers Attended Priestap Testimony (CONSERVATIVE TREE-HOUSE, by Sundance | June 6, 2018)
  • Report: James Comey ‘Defied Authority’ While Serving as FBI Director (THE WESTERN JOURNAL, by Scott Kelnhofer | June 6, 2018)
  • Why Mueller Is Getting Desperate (FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE, by Daniel Greenfield | June 6, 2018)
  • Who Made Mueller President? (AMERICAN SPECTATOR, by Ben Stein, | June 6, 2018)

  • DOJ to Provide Lawmakers New Information on FBI Russia Probe (NATIONAL REVIEW, by Jack Crowe | June 7, 2018)
  • Pre-Dossier Carter Page: Russian Spy … or FBI Honor Scout? (REAL CLEAR INVESTIGATIONS | June 7, 2018)
  • Papadopoulos Was Approached By ‘Highly Suspicous’ Businessmen, His Wife Claims (THE DAILY CALLER, by Chuck Ross | June 7, 2018)
  • SpyGate: Is Robert Mueller’s Volcano Set To Blow? (INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY | June 7, 2018)
  • Rand Paul: Obama Admin Sought To Criminally ‘Entrap’ Trump Campaign (THE WESTERN JOURNAL, by Randy DeSoto | June 7, 2018)
  • Prosecutorial Fanatics (AMERICAN SPECTATOR, by James Black | June 7, 2018)
  • James Clapper Did Not Know About Fbi Informant’S Contact With Trump Campaign (WASHINGTON TIMES, by Alex Swoyer | June 7, 2018)

  • Senate Investigators Suspect FBI Documents Were Manipulated By Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (CONSERVATIVE TREE-HOUSE, by Sundance | June 8, 2018)
  • Congress Votes to Audit Mueller’s Multi-Million Dollar Russia Witch Hunt (GATEWAY PUNDIT, by Cristina Laila | June 8, 2018)
  • Weekly Update: New FBI Docs On Clinton Email Scandal (JUDICIAL WATCH | June 8, 2018)
  • Alleged Leaker Engaged in ‘Betrayal’ of Public Trust, Prosecutor Says (THE DAILY SIGNAL, by Fred Lucas | June 9, 2018)
  • Leakers, Liars, Lovers & Other Strangers (POWERLINE, by Scott Johnson | June 9, 2018)
  • The Spying That Dare Not Speak Its Name (AMERICAN SPECTATOR, by George Neumayr | June 8, 2018)

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: Mueller ‘Covering’ Up For Clinton and Plotting ‘Coup’ Against Trump (TRUE PUNDIT | June 10, 2018)
  • Nunes Accuses DOJ of ‘Obstruction’ in Battle Over FBI Informant Documents (THE STREAM, by Chuck Ross | June 11, 2018)
  • Judge: DOJ Ignored Demands to Produce Records on Obama Admin Links with Clinton Campaign (LAW & CRIME, by Ronn Blitzer | June 11, 2018)
  • DOJ refusing to give Grassley access to agent who interviewed Flynn (FOX NEWS, by Alex Pappas | June 11, 2018)
  • MSNBC Guest Suggests North Korea Summit Is Only A Distraction From Russia Investigation (THE DAILY CALLER, by Julia Nista | June 11, 2018)

  • CHILLING ABUSE OF POWER: Rod Rosenstein Threatened to Subpoena GOP Committee Lawmakers, Staffers as Payback for Requesting Records (FOX NEWS, by Catherine Herridge | June 12, 2018)
  • Report: Rod Rosenstein Threatened to Subpeona Emails and Phone Records of Congressional Lawmakers and Staffers Seeking Information About the Origins of the Russia Probe (ACE OF SPADES | June 12, 2018)
  • Andrew McCabe’s Lawyer Files Lawsuit Against DOJ (HOT AIR, by John Sexton | June 12, 2018)
  • Robert Mueller Asks Judge To Hide Russian Election Evidence From The Russians Accused of Election Interference (CONSERVATIVE TREE-HOUSE, by Sundance | June 12, 2018)

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The Latest on Trump and Mueller’s Questions (+ More)

Sean Hannity had guests Sydney Powell, author of “Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice,” and the author of the forth coming book, “The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump,” Greg Jarrett to discuss the recent leaking of the questions leaked to the press that Trump received from the Mueller team. Alan Dershowitz also discusses the “open-ended” questions as a way to “catch” Trump.

A good listing of the botched and crooked dealings of the FBI under Mueller (and Mueller himself) is available, as well as an excellent article of the politicization of the FBI under Muller is worth reading.

Pension vs. Prison – The Andrew McCabe Saga (Jonathan Turley)

This is with a YUGE hat-tip to WEASEL ZIPPERS:

As news and excited reactions pour down the collective American brainstem in a semi-rigorous attempt to make sense of Andrew McCabe‘s firing, one liberal legal expert and constitutional law professor is simply not there for partisan response efforts.

Instead, it appears McCabe’s ouster was in line with the law and he should probably be thankful he’s not facing criminal charges for the behavior that led to said ouster.

George Washington University School of Law Professor Jonathan Turley predicted McCabe’s firing some time ago. Turley discussed the firing today in an interview with CNN‘s Michael Smerconish.

First, Turley moved to dismiss widespread liberal accusations that McCabe’s firing was some sort of heavy-handed political payback by the Trump administration. Rather, Turley said, McCabe’s firing was a suggestion originally made by an Obama appointee–and therefore a suggestion Jeff Sessions simply could not ignore.

Turley noted:

[McCabe’s firing] was justified in the sense that these were career officials–at the Office of Professional Responsibility–that made this recommendation which is exceedingly rare. In fact, it’s unprecedented for someone in this position. These are not political appointees. The OPR, quite frankly, is not viewed as a particularly aggressive office. So, all of that makes this a relatively rare sanction coming from career officers. They clearly concluded that McCabe misled them–and that he misled them on one of the core issues they were investigating, not a collateral issue.

Smerconish then launched into an anecdote about his own past experience with the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) and stressed that the OIG was not really the type of government agency likely to succumb to political pressure. Turley agreed.

He said, “Everyone that I know of speaks highly of [Inspector General and Obama appointee Michael] Horowitz–he’s viewed as completely highly apolitical. This office is, as you note, insulated like a Sherman tank from any outside forces. What’s fascinating about the way this has all unfolded is not its outcome. I first said when I heard of the report and its recommendation that I thought it was a given that he would be fired. It would be very surprising for Sessions to turn down this type of rare recommendation from the career staff. After all, he followed a recommendation from career staff to recuse himself–and I think rightfully so.”

Then Turley got to his broader point about criminality. He said:

What’s going to create an issue going forward is whether there will be a criminal referral. Michael Flynn was indicted for making a false statement to investigators. Now, it’s true that they were looking at him for other crimes as well. But there will be some that will argue, “Why would you indict Michael Flynn, but a deputy FBI director is just worried about his pension, not prison?”

As Turley pointed out, Flynn’s indictment was entirely the result of Flynn’s own super-poor decision to lie about his otherwise legal behavior. Flynn was allowed to meet with Russians. That’s not currently a crime. Back-channel communications happen all the time and are completely aboveboard. Flynn did it to himself by lying about his lawful behavior after the fact.

(LAW & CRIME)

“You’re Fired” | McCabe Will Face Charges

(BTW, they were saying McCabe would be fired, later in the day he was.) Sean Hannity has some guests on the show that are on the leading edge of breaking the illegalities open regarding the Trump witch hunt.

Stuff to read, watch, listen to:

New Text Msgs Reveal FBI Agent was Friends with Judge in Flynn Case;
FBI supervisor warned Comey in 2014 that warrantless surveillance program was ineffective;
Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice – book;
FBI’s Andrew McCabe Fired Just Two Days Before Official Retirement;
Judge [Who] Recused From Michael Flynn Case Is Friends With Peter Strzok;
British Court Orders Christopher Steele To Appear For Deposition In Dossier Lawsuit;
The Obamagate Files;
2nd Dossier | 2nd Memo | More Shoes Dropping;
When Lying To The FBI Wasn’t A Crime;
OBAMAGATE (Part II) – audio;
Probe Into Clinton’s “Uranium Deal” With Russians Opens.

2nd Dossier | 2nd Memo (More Shoes Dropping)

SARA CARTER: The second memo that the House Intelligence Committee is putting together. We’re still waiting for the Inspector General’s report that is going to be coming out. That’s going to be directed at Andrew McCabe, now former director Andrew McCabe, and others. And I think they’re terrified what’s going to come out here.

Here’s what we know. There was a second dossier that was put together by a person named Cody Shearer. He is a very controversial activist, a former reporter who worked with the Clintons in the past. And the FBI was also using this second dossier as part of what they were doing to back up the other dossier by Christopher Steele, an unverified dossier. And we believe Chistopher Steele was also sending information to the State Department in bits and snippets. But I think the most important thing here and one of the things they are going to be looking at very closely are the leaks. There were a number of leaks out unverified information by possibly senior members of the Obama administration. (GATEWAY PUNDIT)

When Lying To The FBI Wasn’t A Crime

Here is a large excerpt of the article by Daniel Greenfield at FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE:

“There’s always conflicting recollections of facts,” FBI Director Comey said.

It was a year ago and Comey was explaining why Hillary’s close aide, Cheryl Mills, not only received an immunity agreement in exchange for turning over her laptop, but a pass on lying to the FBI.

The FBI Director claimed that Mills had to receive immunity because the laptop might be protected by attorney-client privilege. Mills, like Hillary Clinton, had worked as a lawyer. But they were both government officials working for the State Department. Hillary wasn’t Mills’ client. The government was.

Comey and his people knew the law. They chose to ignore it to protect a key Hillary aide from rolling over. Mills was the woman Hillary would send in to clean up her dirty laundry. Mills had taken point on the email server cover-up. If anyone knew where the bodies were buried, she did. Instead not only did she get an immunity agreement, but the FBI also agreed to destroy the computers after the search.

Mills had told the FBI that she didn’t know about Hillary’s email server. But the FBI had notes and emails proving that Mills was lying. And when Comey was asked about it, he came out with, “There’s always conflicting recollections of facts.”

No doubt.

That is what the lawyer of the woman who had been caught lying to the FBI might have been expected to argue. But there were no charges, instead the FBI Director was presenting her defense.

George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn were charged with lying to investigators. But lying to investigators isn’t a crime when you’re Hillary Clinton.

Or one of her associates.

Hillary Clinton had told the FBI that she had no idea that the “C” stood for confidential. Instead of laughing in her face or arresting her, the FBI boss testified personally to her truthfulness.

Hillary Clinton, Mills and Huma Abedin made what appear to be false statements to the FBI.

Had Mills been working for Trump, the same number would have been run on Mills as on Flynn and Papadopoulos. But the men interviewing Mills didn’t want her to sing. They wanted her to keep quiet.

Mills and Abedin were interviewed by the FBI’s Peter Strzok and the DOJ’s David Laufman. Strzok was exchanging pro-Hillary and anti-Trump messages in an extramarital affair with a woman working for FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. McCabe’s wife had received a sizable amount of money from a Clinton ally. Laufman, whose counterintelligence section was heading the investigation, is an Obama donor.

Mills’ lie made it more urgent to hand her an immunity agreement on any pretext. The immunity agreement wasn’t leverage for her testimony. It was leverage to keep her from testifying. The obstruction of justice was coming from the inside.

Strzok received input on the Comey letter exonerating Clinton. The Mills interview killed two birds with one stone. A key Hillary aide got immunity and the evidence would be destroyed.

This wasn’t an interview. It was a cover-up.

It’s why Comey sounded like Mills’ lawyer. And why so many Clinton associates got immunity agreements. Why the FBI agreed to destroy evidence. Why there were no recordings of Hillary’s testimony. And why lying to the FBI wasn’t a crime when it came to Hillary and her aides.

But the double standard kicked in when the Clinton cover-up crew went after Trump.

While Mills received an immunity agreement based on an imaginary attorney-client privilege that didn’t exist, Manafort was denied attorney-client privilege with his actual attorney.

The double standard isn’t surprising when you look at who was doing the interviewing.

Strzok and Laufman had also interviewed Hillary. No recordings were made of the session. But Comey testified that it’s a “crime to lie to us”.

Not for the Clintons and their associates.

Hillary had told her interviewers that she hadn’t received training on handling classified information, but she signed a document testifying that she had. Hillary claimed that she hadn’t carried a second phone, but an aide, Justin Cooper, who made the server possible, testified that indeed she did.

Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills told the same lie.

These are the kinds of misstep that Team Mueller would have used to hang a Trump associate. But Comey testified that Hillary Clinton did not lie.

And that meant he was lying.

Not only did Clinton’s people lie to the FBI. But the head of the FBI had lied for them.

The fix had been in all along……..

(READ IT ALL)

Probe Into Clinton’s “Uranium Deal” With Russians Opens

NEWSBUSTERS comments on the situation followed by the excellent legal reporting by Greg Jarrett:

…It’s a scandal that the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening shows have gone out of their way to shun, spending only 3 minutes and 1 second on the story in over two years. 

On October 17 The Hill’s John Solomon and Alison Spann reported that “Before the Obama administration had approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.”

Additionally, The Hill reported that the FBI had “obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.”…

From GATEWAY PUNDIT:

Attorney and FOX News Contributor Gregg Jarrett joined Sean Hannity to discuss the illegal money laundering and bribery of the Clinton Foundation.

It was reported earlier today that the FBI uncovered Russian bribery of the Clintons in 2009 and the Department of Justice and the FBI sat on this for four more years.

Worse yet, from today’s report we discovered the investigation was supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who is now President Trump’s Deputy Attorney General, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy FBI director under Trump.

ROSENSTEIN AND MUELLER ALSO SAT ON THE CFIUS COMMITTEE THAT APPROVED THE SALE OF 20% OF US URANIUM RESERVES TO RUSSIA DESPITE KNOWING RUSSIA HAD BRIBED THE CLINTONS FOR THE ILLICIT SALE.

This further tarnishes this respected organization’s good name….

THE HILL writes about this story:

The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the committee chairman, gets his first chance to raise the issue in public on Wednesday when he questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an oversight hearing. 

Aides said the committee had sent requests for information to 10 federal agencies involved in the Russian uranium approvals.

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The senator also specifically conveyed in the latest letters he no longer accepts the Obama administration’s assurances from 2015 that there was no basis to block the Uranium One deal.

“I am not convinced by these assurances,” Grassley wrote the Homeland Security Department last week. “The sale of Uranium One resulted in a Russian government takeover of a significant portion of U.S. uranium mining capacity. In light of that fact, very serious questions remain about the basis for the finding that this transaction did not threaten to impair U.S. national security.”

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He also questioned whether the documented corruption that was uncovered posed a national security threat that should have voided approval of the uranium deal.

“It has recently come to the Committee’s attention that employees of Rosatom were involved in a criminal enterprise involving a conspiracy to commit extortion and money laundering during the time of the CFIUS transaction,” Grassley wrote in one such letter addressed to Sessions.

“The fact that Rosatom subsidiaries in the United States were under criminal investigation as a result of a U.S. intelligence operation apparently around the time CFIUS approved the Uranium One/Rosatom transaction raises questions about whether that information factored into CFIUS’ decision to approve the transaction,” the chairman added.

Grassley has been one of the few congressional leaders to have consistently raised questions about the uranium deal, and in 2015 agencies told his committee they had no national security reasons to reject the Moscow approval.

Those representations, however, made no mention of the FBI probe or the national security issues uncovered by agents, including the fact that Russian officials had compromised an American trucking firm that transported uranium….

THE DAILY WIRE makes note of the political contributions:

….According to The Hill, there are strong ties between the high-level officials who were involved in the allegedly undisclosed investigation on the Russian bribery scheme and the current investigation into whether Trump campaign officials “colluded” with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign:

The investigation was ultimately supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, an Obama appointee who now serves as President Trump’s deputy attorney general, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, now the deputy FBI director under Trump, Justice Department documents show.

Both men now play a key role in the current investigation into possible, but still unproven, collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election cycle. McCabe is under congressional and Justice Department inspector general investigation in connection with money his wife’s Virginia state Senate campaign accepted in 2015 from now-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe at a time when McAuliffe was reportedly under investigation by the FBI.

The connections to the current Russia case are many. The Mikerin probe began in 2009 when Robert Mueller, now the special counsel in charge of the Trump case, was still FBI director. And it ended in late 2015 under the direction of then-FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired earlier this year.

Mueller has come under fire after it was revealed that the attorneys on his staff made previous political donations to the Democratic Party, including to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while making none to then-candidate Donald Trump.