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  • Mueller investigation expands

    Posted by btomba_77 on August 3, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    WSJ: [url=https://www.wsj.com/articles/special-counsel-mueller-impanels-washington-grand-jury-in-russia-probe-1501788287]
    [b]Special Counsel Robert Mueller Impanels Washington Grand Jury in Russia Probe:[/b][/h1] Expansion beyond Flynn grand jury is a sign the investigation in election meddling is ramping up[/url][/h2]  

    The grand jury, which began its work in recent weeks, is a sign that Mr. Muellers inquiry is ramping up and that it will likely continue for months.
     
    Grand juries are powerful investigative tools that allow prosecutors to subpoena documents, put witnesses under oath and seek indictments, if there is evidence of a crime. Legal experts said that the decision by Mr. Mueller to impanel a grand jury suggests he believes he will need to subpoena records and take testimony from witnesses.
     
    [link=http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-subpoena-idUSKBN1AJ2V0]Reuters[/link] adds that grand jury subpoenas have already been issued related to the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Russian lawyers and others.

     
     
     
    [url=http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/03/politics/mueller-investigation-russia-trump-one-year-financial-ties/index.html]
    Mueller is following the Trump money trail[/url][/h1]  
     
    Federal investigators exploring whether Donald Trumps campaign colluded with Russian spies have seized on Trump and his associates financial ties to Russia as one of the most fertile avenues for moving their probe forward.”
     
    Sources described an investigation that has widened to focus on possible financial crimes, some unconnected to the 2016 elections, alongside the ongoing scrutiny of possible illegal coordination with Russian spy agencies and alleged attempts by President Trump and others to obstruct the FBI investigation. Even investigative leads that have nothing to do with Russia but involve Trump associates are being referred to the special counsel to encourage subjects of the investigation to cooperate.
     
     
     
    Yep. “nothingburger”

    btomba_77 replied 1 year, 3 months ago 19 Members · 1,356 Reply
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  • 100574

    Member
    August 3, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    just like his Russia is a ruse

    Quote from dergon

    WSJ: [link=https://www.wsj.com/articles/special-counsel-mueller-impanels-washington-grand-jury-in-russia-probe-1501788287]
    [b]Special Counsel Robert Mueller Impanels Washington Grand Jury in Russia Probe:[/b] Expansion beyond Flynn grand jury is a sign the investigation in election meddling is ramping up[/link]  

    The grand jury, which began its work in recent weeks, is a sign that Mr. Muellers inquiry is ramping up and that it will likely continue for months.

    Grand juries are powerful investigative tools that allow prosecutors to subpoena documents, put witnesses under oath and seek indictments, if there is evidence of a crime. Legal experts said that the decision by Mr. Mueller to impanel a grand jury suggests he believes he will need to subpoena records and take testimony from witnesses.

    [link=http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-subpoena-idUSKBN1AJ2V0]Reuters[/link] adds that grand jury subpoenas have already been issued related to the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Russian lawyers and others.

    [link=http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/03/politics/mueller-investigation-russia-trump-one-year-financial-ties/index.html]
    Mueller is following the Trump money trail[/link]  

    Federal investigators exploring whether Donald Trumps campaign colluded with Russian spies have seized on Trump and his associates financial ties to Russia as one of the most fertile avenues for moving their probe forward.”

    Sources described an investigation that has widened to focus on possible financial crimes, some unconnected to the 2016 elections, alongside the ongoing scrutiny of possible illegal coordination with Russian spy agencies and alleged attempts by President Trump and others to obstruct the FBI investigation. Even investigative leads that have nothing to do with Russia but involve Trump associates are being referred to the special counsel to encourage subjects of the investigation to cooperate.

    Yep. “nothingburger”

    • 100574

      Member
      August 3, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      no we see why Mueller was like oh yeah Jared can talk to that committee–keep in mind that this grand jury has been in place for a week–sorta corresponds to his hate on Sessions –to replace him and get someone to fire Mueller

      • kaldridgewv2211

        Member
        August 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm

        His lawyer Sukelow said real estate deals from 10 years ago would be outside the mandate. That’s not true because of how broad his mandate is. That did have a very specific feel to it. Like are they hinting of past shady dealings.

        • btomba_77

          Member
          August 3, 2017 at 5:35 pm

          Quote from DICOM_Dan

          His lawyer Sukelow said real estate deals from 10 years ago would be outside the mandate. That’s not true because of how broad his mandate is. That did have a very specific feel to it. Like are they hinting of past shady dealings.

          If it goes to why Trump and/or associates may have connections and/or be compromised by and/or have debt to and/or have a proclivity for Russia then it’s fair game.

          • kaldridgewv2211

            Member
            August 4, 2017 at 7:01 am

            The part of this that drive me nuts is we could’be have known a lot more about his money if he had just released his taxes.  That would’ve been before the election.  Yet he got away with and continues to get away with not showing them.  Not that he absolutely has to but it’s the norm for POTUS candidates.  Just furthers the narrative he has something to hide.

            • Unknown Member

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              August 4, 2017 at 9:59 am

              He’s done.  No way he survives this.  Even the rethuglicans are leaving him.  Jared Kushner is looking like a total sleaze.  No surprise there.  At this rate, ‘lil Donnie Two Scoops won’t make it to the 2018 mid-terms.  Pence will almost surely get caught up in this, and possibly Ryan.  Maybe Hatch will get to realize his lifelong dream.  This is all playing out like a Tom Clancy novel, minus the war to deflect attention.  Knock on wood.

              • 100574

                Member
                August 4, 2017 at 10:38 am

                U guys we were attacked and IMHO Americans helped with that attack for money–this was a well planned infiltration to weaken the United States–a take over of our military , CIA/FBI/ poor suited cabinet picks
                Mueller has a great amount of work to do but I hope it is not with the same glacial pace that Trump used to sign off on sanctions which I want to see with his signature on them

                Quote from stir22

                He’s done.  No way he survives this.  Even the rethuglicans are leaving him.  Jared Kushner is looking like a total sleaze.  No surprise there.  At this rate, ‘lil Donnie Two Scoops won’t make it to the 2018 mid-terms.  Pence will almost surely get caught up in this, and possibly Ryan.  Maybe Hatch will get to realize his lifelong dream.  This is all playing out like a Tom Clancy novel, minus the war to deflect attention.  Knock on wood.

                • Unknown Member

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                  August 4, 2017 at 2:12 pm

                  Quote from sentinel lymph node

                  U guys we were attacked and IMHO Americans helped with that attack for money–this was a well planned infiltration to weaken the United States–a take over of our military , CIA/FBI/ poor suited cabinet picks
                  Mueller has a great amount of work to do but I hope it is not with the same glacial pace that Trump used to sign off on sanctions which I want to see with his signature on them

                   
                  It’s picking up speed a lot faster than I thought it would.  Republicans are distancing themselves from His Idiocy, and I didn’t think that would happen at all, let alone within months.  At this rate, the only friends he’ll have left are the religious nutjobs like that jackass Pat Robertson, along with his base- who will never leave him.  Watergate took over two years, and moved glacially…I just don’t see this going as long, given Trump’s penchant for self-destruction.  It’s all over twitter today that two reputable news agency are going ahead with a story soon which will much, much more- ostensibly about trumpmodels importing underage “girls” and using them as escorts.  

                  • btomba_77

                    Member
                    August 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm

                    Quote from stir22

                    It’s picking up speed a lot faster than I thought it would.  Republicans are distancing themselves from His Idiocy, and I didn’t think that would happen at all, let alone within months.  At this rate, the only friends he’ll have left are the religious nutjobs like that jackass Pat Robertson, along with his base- who will never leave him.  Watergate took over two years, and moved glacially…I just don’t see this going as long, given Trump’s penchant for self-destruction.  It’s all over twitter today that two reputable news agency are going ahead with a story soon which will much, much more- ostensibly about trumpmodels importing underage “girls” and using them as escorts.  

                    Was listening to some legal experts today.
                     
                     
                    They estimate based on the fact that Mueller is expanding and still hiring on new lawyers that the investigation will go 18 months to 2 years.

                    • 100574

                      Member
                      August 5, 2017 at 1:21 am

                      my prayer
                      That we we work as a United States and get rid of these bad actors
                      there is a reason why people come to CA
                      the census is soon upon us..let’s hope fox/reality tv and 80’s wealth giants go away
                      we have a new mixed generation–can we just get along

              • Unknown Member

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                August 21, 2018 at 9:52 pm

                LOL.
                 
                You guys have tinfoil hats on. Trump wins election in 2020. Bank on it. Say what you want. Ill find this post Nov 2020 and resurrect it. 

  • btomba_77

    Member
    December 19, 2017 at 5:54 am

    [link=https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-teams-meeting-with-muellers-office-poised-to-ratchet-up-tensions/2017/12/18/15dac668-e41d-11e7-a65d-1ac0fd7f097e_story.html?utm_term=.627889ef7024]Washington Post[/link]: [b]Mueller probe could last another year; Trump legal team to meet with investigators[/b]
     
     
    People with knowledge of the investigation said it could last at least another year pointing to ongoing cooperation from witnesses such as former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as a possible trial of two former Trump campaign officials. The special counsels office has continued to request new documents related to the campaign, and members of Muellers team have told others they expect to be working through much of 2018, at a minimum.
     

     
    White House lawyers have told the president he could be exonerated as early as the beginning of the year, after previously reassuring him that he would be cleared by Thanksgiving and Christmas, as The Washington Post previously reported. They have stated publicly that all White House interviews are over and that Muellers team is no longer seeking White House documents.
     
    The question that White House lawyers will pose to the special counsels office, according to the person: Youve had all these witnesses, all these records. Is there anything else you need from the White House?
     

    • kaldridgewv2211

      Member
      December 19, 2017 at 7:22 am

      queue the Trump Twitter meltdown.

    • 100574

      Member
      December 19, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      negotiations on when DT has a sit down chat
      the email issue –I wonder if last week Hope Hicks was shown and email and questioned about it and she the left and went running to DT lawyers–dear u ain’t seen nothing yet

      Quote from dergon

      [link=https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-teams-meeting-with-muellers-office-poised-to-ratchet-up-tensions/2017/12/18/15dac668-e41d-11e7-a65d-1ac0fd7f097e_story.html?utm_term=.627889ef7024]Washington Post[/link]: [b]Mueller probe could last another year; Trump legal team to meet with investigators[/b]

      People with knowledge of the investigation said it could last at least another year pointing to ongoing cooperation from witnesses such as former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as a possible trial of two former Trump campaign officials. The special counsels office has continued to request new documents related to the campaign, and members of Muellers team have told others they expect to be working through much of 2018, at a minimum.

      White House lawyers have told the president he could be exonerated as early as the beginning of the year, after previously reassuring him that he would be cleared by Thanksgiving and Christmas, as The Washington Post previously reported. They have stated publicly that all White House interviews are over and that Muellers team is no longer seeking White House documents.

      The question that White House lawyers will pose to the special counsels office, according to the person: Youve had all these witnesses, all these records. Is there anything else you need from the White House?

      • btomba_77

        Member
        January 8, 2018 at 1:18 pm

        [url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mueller-indicates-he-will-likely-seek-interview-with-trump/2018/01/08/86100bb2-f473-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_no-name%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar&tidr=a_breakingnews&utm_term=.cf0e2a3c3fe7]Mueller indicates he will likely seek interview with Trump[/url]
         
         
        Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has raised the likelihood with President Trumps legal team that his office will seek an interview with the president, triggering a discussion among his attorneys about how to avoid a sit-down encounter or set limits on such a session, according to two people familiar with the talks.
         
        Mueller brought up the issue of interviewing Trump during a late December meeting with the presidents lawyers, John Dowd and Jay Sekulow. Mueller deputy James Quarles, who oversees the White House portion of the special counsel investigation, also attended.
         
        The special counsels team could interview Trump very soon on some limited portion of questions possibly within the next several weeks, according to a person close to the president who was granted anonymity to describe internal conversations.
         
         
         
        However, the presidents attorneys are reluctant to allow him to sit down for open-ended, face-to-face questioning without clear parameters, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Since the December meeting, they have discussed whether the president could provide written answers to some portion of the questions from Muellers investigators, as then-President Ronald Reagan did during the Iran-contra investigation. They have also discussed the obligation of Muellers team to demonstrate they could not obtain the information they are seeking without interviewing the President.
         

  • btomba_77

    Member
    January 10, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    [b]Mueller Adds Cyber Prosecutor to Team: [/b]

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has added a veteran cyber prosecutor to his team, filling what has long been a gap in expertise and potentially signaling a recent focus on computer crimes, the [link=https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/mueller-adds-veteran-cyber-prosecutor-to-special-counsel-team/2018/01/10/860f3364-f585-11e7-b34a-b85626af34ef_story.html?utm_term=.e30fe84ba03e]Washington Post[/link] reports.

    Legal analysts have said that one charge Mueller might pursue would be a conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, if he can demonstrate that members of Trumps team conspired in Russias hacking effort to influence the election.

    • 100574

      Member
      January 11, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon has hired prominent Washington attorney William Burck to represent him as he prepares to testify to the House Intelligence Committee about his role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, according to a person familiar with the arrangement.[b][/b][i][/i][u][/u][strike][/strike]

      • btomba_77

        Member
        January 17, 2018 at 7:34 am

        [b]Mueller investigation looks to be lasting into the 2018 midterms[/b]

        Robert Muellers Russia probe isnt ending any time soon, and thats bad news for President Trump and congressional Republicans already bracing for a possible 2018 Democratic midterm wave, [link=https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/17/republicans-mueller-midterms-russia-probe-341592]Politico[/link] reports.

        In an ominous development for Republicans, a federal judge overseeing the upcoming trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates [link=https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/16/paul-manafort-trial-timeline-341128]rejected[/link] Muellers request to begin in May and instead outlined a scheduled start as soon as September or October peak election season.

  • btomba_77

    Member
    January 17, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    [link=https://www.axios.com/steve-bannon-congress-testimony-inside-room-e30bd797-3720-44f0-bf32-5760cb6882e9.html]Jonathan Swan[/link]: Steve Bannon made one conspicuous slip up in his closed-door hearing on Tuesday with the House Intelligence Committee Bannon admitted that hed had conversations with Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and legal spokesman Mark Corallo about Don Juniors infamous meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower in June 2016.
     
    Bannon immediately realized hed slipped up and disclosed conversations he wasnt supposed to discuss, because they happened while he was chief strategist in the White House. Throughout the rest of the session, committee members in particular Republican Trey Gowdy and Democrat Adam Schiff hammered Bannon over the fact that hed mentioned those conversations but refused to discuss anything else about his time in the White House.
     
    Bannons lawyer, Bill Burck, told the committee in his opening remarks that Bannon wouldnt answer any questions that relate to his time inside the White House or during the presidential transition. The committee caught him in the slip-up inside the first 90 minutes.
     

  • btomba_77

    Member
    January 17, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    [link=http://www.wtva.com/content/national/469798423.html?ref=423]Papadopoulos and Mueller mutually agree to delay sentencing, suggests investigation will last at least that long [/link]

    Robert Mueller’s team of special prosecutors and the lawyers for George Papadopoulos delayed on Wednesday an upcoming check-in for the former Trump campaign staffer’s case, an indication that the Mueller investigation will stay active until at least springtime and that Papadopoulos may continue to be useful to the prosecutors.

    Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to investigators in October, agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s team and awaits receiving his sentence. Yet neither side has even suggested putting a date for Papadopoulos’ sentencing on the calendar.

    In another sign that Mueller’s investigation isn’t close to wrapping up, Michael Flynn, the former National Security Adviser who also pleaded guilty in December to lying to investigators in the Mueller probe, doesn’t have a date for his sentencing, either.

    [/QUOTE]

    • kaldridgewv2211

      Member
      January 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Donald only sees green his son said. I think the money part is going to turn out to be really interesting.

      “Among the transactions flagged by the Russian embassy’s bank and reported, as is legally required, to the U.S. Treasury’s financial crimes unit is a payment of $120,000 to then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak just days after the presidential election and an attempt to withdraw $150,000 from the embassy’s account less than a week after President Trump’s inauguration.

      In particular, Kislyak’s payout raised eyebrows because it was marked as “payroll,” although it didn’t fit into his normal pay routine”

      [link=http://theweek.com/speedreads/749195/robert-muellers-team-looking-fishy-transactions-involving-russian-diplomatic-personnel]http://theweek.com/speedr…n-diplomatic-personnel[/link]

      • btomba_77

        Member
        January 19, 2018 at 10:36 am

        [b]Omarosa secretly taped confidential White House conversations and now could be a source for Mueller: report[/b] 

        [link=https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/redirect-to/?redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rawstory.com%2F2018%2F01%2Fomarosa-secretly-taped-confidential-white-house-conversations-and-now-could-be-a-source-for-mueller-report%2F]Omarosa secretly taped confidential White House conversations ? and now could be a source for Mueller: report[/link] 

        Oh shat  — even if she barely has anything… or nothing … i hope this is true just for the crazy factor

        • henriqueabreu

          Member
          January 19, 2018 at 10:47 am

          That would be amazing!  The Apprentice bringing Dump truck down. Everything coming full circle (down the toilet).

        • 100574

          Member
          January 19, 2018 at 11:02 am

          hope this is true–if she had a brain
          Bannon I thought had a brain–but sharing the same attorney
          Hope Hick’s who Bannon claimed was not bright had her testimony postponed–she could ruin her life by lying

          Quote from dergon

          [b]Omarosa secretly taped confidential White House conversations and now could be a source for Mueller: report[/b] 

          [link=https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/redirect-to/?redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rawstory.com%2F2018%2F01%2Fomarosa-secretly-taped-confidential-white-house-conversations-and-now-could-be-a-source-for-mueller-report%2F]Omarosa secretly taped confidential White House conversations ? and now could be a source for Mueller: report[/link] 

          Oh shat  — even if she barely has anything… or nothing … i hope this is true just for the crazy factor

  • btomba_77

    Member
    January 19, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    [url=http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/369775-ex-trump-spokesman-mentioned-in-wolff-book-hires-top-dc-legal-team]Mark Corallo, former Trump team spokesperson who resigned after Air Force 1 letter, lawyers up[/url]

    Corallo was the spokesperson for [link=http://thehill.com/people/donald-trump]President Trump[/link]s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. He resigned in July.Corallo hired the attorneys as he expects to be summoned for interviews by special counsel [link=http://thehill.com/people/robert-mueller]Robert Mueller[/link]s team and congressional investigators as part of the probes into Russian election interference, according to Politico.

    Mark Corallo was instructed not to speak to the press, indeed not to even answer the phone, Wolff wrote. Later that week, Corallo, seeing no good outcomeand privately confiding that he believed the meeting on Air Force One represented a likely obstruction of justice quit.

    The original statement claims that Trump Jr. met with the Russian lawyer solely to discuss adoption policies, although that was later disputed by other information about the meeting.

    [/QUOTE]

  • julie.young_645

    Member
    January 19, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    [link=https://saraacarter.com/a-bombshell-house-intelligence-report-exposing-extensive-fisa-abuse-could-lead-to-the-removal-of-senior-government-officials/]https://saraacarter.com/a…-government-officials/[/link]
     
    I give it about a 30% chance of happening, because Washington is so buttoned up by Deep State types, but IF this memo leaks, a LOT of Leftists are going down. And the Mueller kangaroo court will be shut down within an hour. 
     
    Of course, none of you believe it, or care, but perhaps you should. 

    • kaldridgewv2211

      Member
      January 20, 2018 at 12:29 am

      Yup. Watch out for the deep state bud. They’ll get you.

      • btomba_77

        Member
        January 22, 2018 at 4:40 pm

        Quote from DoctorDalai

        [link=https://saraacarter.com/a-bombshell-house-intelligence-report-exposing-extensive-fisa-abuse-could-lead-to-the-removal-of-senior-government-officials/]https://saraacarter.com/a…-government-officials/[/link]

        I give it about a 30% chance of happening, because Washington is so buttoned up by Deep State types, but IF this memo leaks, a LOT of Leftists are going down. And the Mueller kangaroo court will be shut down within an hour. 

        Of course, none of you believe it, or care, but perhaps you should. 

         

        Quote from DICOM_Dan

         

        Yup. Watch out for the deep state bud. They’ll get you. 

         
         
        Now Devin Nunes, who claims that the memo detailing FBI abuses is a huge bombshell, won’t let the FBI see the memo and won’t release it to the public.
         
         
        Another political stunt.

    • btomba_77

      Member
      January 20, 2018 at 5:17 am

      Quote from DoctorDalai

      [link=https://saraacarter.com/a-bombshell-house-intelligence-report-exposing-extensive-fisa-abuse-could-lead-to-the-removal-of-senior-government-officials/]https://saraacarter.com/a…-government-officials/[/link]

      I give it about a 30% chance of happening, because Washington is so buttoned up by Deep State types, but IF this memo leaks, a LOT of Leftists are going down. And the Mueller kangaroo court will be shut down within an hour. 

      Of course, none of you believe it, or care, but perhaps you should. 

       
       
       
      [b]’ Bombshell 4-page intelligence document’ actually written by GOP staffers[/b]
       

      House Republicans spent the end of the workweek telling everyone who would listen that the American people must be allowed to see a top-secret four-page document that could bring an end to special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 elections.
       

      One thing about that document: Republican staffers wrote it.
       

      The memo Republican staffers compiled reveals information that is absolutely shocking, sickening, jaw-dropping and worse than Watergate, GOP members of Congress said Thursday and Friday. The document could send government officials to jail, one congressman said. Is this happening in America or is this the KGB? asked another.
       

      Even the most plugged-in news consumer could be forgiven for thinking the classified memo is an executive branch document that exposes wrongdoing within the Justice Department and the FBI. It isnt. 
       

      The document, which alleges abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act during the FBIs quiet counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in the final months of the 2016 election, was actually compiled by Republican staffers on the House Intelligence Committee. That committee voted along partisan lines this week to allow any member of Congress to take a peek at the document themselves. Republican members soon flocked to a secure room to read the memo written by their allies and then ran to tell the press about it.

      • btomba_77

        Member
        January 20, 2018 at 5:27 am

        [url=http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/deutsche-bank-suspicious-kushner-transactions-report-article-1.3765800]Deutsche bank internal investigation reveals suspicious Kushner transactions; Mueller team given information[/url]

        • julie.young_645

          Member
          January 20, 2018 at 6:01 am

          Well, Gee, dergon, you didnt expect the Democrats to write it, did you? Your piece from the Daily Kos is about the response I would expect.

          Someone is lying big time. I think its the Dems. You think its the republicans. We will probably never find out. It would have been nice to ave an Attorney general with cojones to help answer such things, but alas…

          • btomba_77

            Member
            January 20, 2018 at 6:53 am

            The point was that is was [i]misrepresented[/i] in reporting as if it was a document compiled by the executive branch that exposes intelligence agency wrongdoing.   
             
            It is not that.  It is nothing more than partisan spin masquerading as intel. 

            • julie.young_645

              Member
              January 20, 2018 at 6:57 am

              That’s your take, influenced by a very Left-leaning media. Assume, hypothetically, of course, that the FBI and DOJ [i]DID[/i] do what the memo accuses them of doing. How would you feel about that?

              • btomba_77

                Member
                January 20, 2018 at 7:12 am

                Engaging in that hypothetical does nothing more than play into the hands of the Right Wing smear campaign against Mueller.   
                 
                You want to muddy the waters.   No thanks.

                • julie.young_645

                  Member
                  January 20, 2018 at 7:15 am

                  And you won’t answer the question for obvious reasons. What if it IS true? Your precious government might well have screwed you over. I’m sure you simply cannot tolerate that particular thought. 

                  • kayla.meyer_144

                    Member
                    January 20, 2018 at 9:04 am

                    Ah, the mysterious “Deep State.” These faceless and unelected real movers of government who engage in conspiracies. Departments that Presidents and Congress don’t even know exist and get invisible funding but actually pull the strings of everything that happens, people, events.
                     
                    All the bad stuff.
                     
                     

    • btomba_77

      Member
      January 26, 2018 at 4:05 am

      Quote from DoctorDalai

      [link=https://saraacarter.com/a-bombshell-house-intelligence-report-exposing-extensive-fisa-abuse-could-lead-to-the-removal-of-senior-government-officials/]https://saraacarter.com/a…-government-officials/[/link]

      Shep Smith: [url=http://thehill.com/homenews/media/370778-foxs-shepard-smith-nunes-memo-is-a-weapon-of-mass-distraction]Nunes memo a “weapon of mass distraction”[/url]
       
       

      Fox News anchor Shepard Smith rebuked Republicans in Congress and some at his own network for hyping the release of a memo reportedly detailing surveillance abuses by the U.S. government, calling the memo a “weapon of mass distraction” on his show Thursday.
       
      In remarks Thursday afternoon, Smith dismissed the memo, compiled by House Intelligence Committee Chairman [link=http://thehill.com/people/devin-nunes]Devin Nunes[/link] (R-Calif.), saying it lacks real substance.
       
      “Many who’ve seen the memo say it’s misleading, distracting and lacking context,” Smith said. “The memo itself is in the conservative discussion mix while the special counsel investigating Russian interference into our democracy is apparently about to interview the president of the United States while seeking to determine whether he’s colluded with the Russians or obstructed justice.”
       
      “A memo can be a weapon of partisan mass distraction,” he added. “Especially at a pivotal moment in American democracy when it behooves the man in charge for supporters to believe the institutions can’t be trusted, the investigators are corrupt and the news media are liars. Context matters.”
       
      In his monologue, Smith also targeted Nunes, who Smith noted was involved in a meeting with the Trump White House last year that [link=http://thehill.com/homenews/house/327570-nunes-steps-aside-from-russia-investigation]resulted in his recusal[/link] from the Russia investigation.

  • kayla.meyer_144

    Member
    January 20, 2018 at 9:21 am

    And that is why we need an Authoritarian President who will weed out the Deep State and finally make the Country Great Again by removing power from those oppose him.

  • btomba_77

    Member
    January 21, 2018 at 9:54 am

    [link]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU1aQmjFikM[/link]
     
    Robert Mueller comes to SNL 🙂
     
    “You know how you loved the show [i]Lost[/i] but it never really came together…. there was no satisfying ending.
     
    This ain’t [i]Lost[/i]”   

    • 100574

      Member
      January 21, 2018 at 12:52 pm

      Loved it–like we got this
      Keep up this shutdown all the way passed his State of the Union address

      Quote from dergon

      [link=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU1aQmjFikM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU1aQmjFikM[/link]

      Robert Mueller comes to SNL 🙂

      “You know how you loved the show [i]Lost[/i] but it never really came together…. there was no satisfying ending.

      This ain’t [i]Lost[/i]”   

      • kaldridgewv2211

        Member
        January 21, 2018 at 4:31 pm

        The line about how he’s not leaving bread crumbs but full loaves from Panera is great.

        • 100574

          Member
          January 21, 2018 at 5:32 pm

          given the Don Jr email meet and greet “adoption” trail–you know there is a dumpster of illegality involving imho the ENTIRE family( Ivanka and the hotel in Baku/ the foundation,etc)
          so now we have possibly Flynn/Omarosa and George P wired up or recording conversations–who else is there that’s recording—Stevie B?? Gates??

          Quote from DICOM_Dan

          The line about how he’s not leaving bread crumbs but full loaves from Panera is great.

          • Unknown Member

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            January 21, 2018 at 7:17 pm

            [h1][link=http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/21/fbi-failed-preserve-anti-trump-texts/]FBI Failed To Preserve Five Months Of Text Messages Between Anti-Trump FBI Agents[/link][/h1]  

            • 100574

              Member
              January 21, 2018 at 7:29 pm

              So they have nothing there to even pursue but DT is an active Case–is the whole family under investigation–Russia –Baku

              Quote from Jan the Third

              [h1][link=http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/21/fbi-failed-preserve-anti-trump-texts/]FBI Failed To Preserve Five Months Of Text Messages Between Anti-Trump FBI Agents[/link][/h1]  

              • btomba_77

                Member
                January 21, 2018 at 9:01 pm

                The FBI data loss is bad.
                 
                No denying that.
                 
                Bad.

                • ruszja

                  Member
                  January 22, 2018 at 6:37 am

                  Quote from dergon

                  The FBI data loss is bad.

                  No denying that.

                  Bad.

                  It’s almost as if they have something to hide.

                  • kaldridgewv2211

                    Member
                    January 22, 2018 at 7:08 am

                    that’s kind of a short article.  So I guess I’d like to see what the FBI policy is on keeping things like texts or if the texts even belong to the FBI.  Also the person in question was removed from the Mueller investigation.  

                    • ruszja

                      Member
                      January 22, 2018 at 7:54 am

                      Quote from DICOM_Dan

                      that’s kind of a short article.  So I guess I’d like to see what the FBI policy is on keeping things like texts or if the texts even belong to the FBI.  Also the person in question was removed from the Mueller investigation.  

                       
                      Yup, but he was deeply involved in the whitewash of the clinton email problem.

          • Unknown Member

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            August 6, 2018 at 9:56 pm

            I dunno — the investigation started over one year ago. So far, nothing. Paul Manafort committed tax fraud years ago — nothing to do with Trump. I think there is a lot of Trump hatred not he left, which I understand, but which leads to wishful thinking and tinfoil hat theories about how Trump is somehow going to get thrown out of office and Hillary will magically become president. Folks, Trump did not sit in a smoke filled room with Putin and bunch of Russian prostitutes and conspire to commit election fraud. He’s a colorful character, but he’s not a Russian manchurian candidate. 

            • kayla.meyer_144

              Member
              August 7, 2018 at 3:54 am

              Investigations aren’t done over a weekend & on Monday an indictment. Mueller has brought many indictments already, as you already know; he was given the job to find and prosecute any crimes he found in the process of the investigation, as you know; the investigation leading to Clinton’s impeachment took years, as you already know and then concluded with nothing to do with Whitewater investigation but with prosecuting Clinton for having an affair, as you already know; Benghazi took 4 years & concluded nothing, as you already know; except that Hillary had an email server, but nothing to do with Benghazi, as you already know; and turned up nothing, as you already know.
               
              So as you already know, the investigation continues as each twit by the Twit-in Chief seems to confirm many of the things being investigated and others are discovered.

            • kaldridgewv2211

              Member
              August 7, 2018 at 5:03 am

              Quote from spear

              I dunno — the investigation started over one year ago. So far, nothing. Paul Manafort committed tax fraud years ago — nothing to do with Trump. I think there is a lot of Trump hatred not he left, which I understand, but which leads to wishful thinking and tinfoil hat theories about how Trump is somehow going to get thrown out of office and Hillary will magically become president. Folks, Trump did not sit in a smoke filled room with Putin and bunch of Russian prostitutes and conspire to commit election fraud. He’s a colorful character, but he’s not a Russian manchurian candidate. 

              I tend to think this is going to be about $$$.  Even though Trump seems to have openly admitted to accepting help from the Russians via Twitter.  His lies might be coming full circle to bite him in the butt.

              • Unknown Member

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                August 7, 2018 at 5:56 am

                What I think is

                The noose continues to tighten around trump and his people

                Mueller has said nothing and leaked almost nothing

                All the leaks are coming from the trump side as they try to frame the argument

                And with each slip they are getting more and more desperate

                Fir those republicans who claim nothing……. denial isnot a river in Egypt

  • kaldridgewv2211

    Member
    January 22, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Not really.  I know that people want to say well he should have said this but he said careless instead.  I don’t think anything was happening to HRC.  Comey basically had a news conference were he laid out an indictment and still nothing happened.  
     
    In the WaPo they’re saying that the FBI issued devices weren’t rolled out or configured correctly for capturing/logging.  That to me is a problem and shows government ineptitude.  
     
    [link=https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-did-not-save-officials-texts-during-key-period-in-clinton-trump-probes-senator-says/2018/01/21/c621c418-fed0-11e7-8acf-ad2991367d9d_story.html?utm_term=.e669f213fc52]https://www.washingtonpos…utm_term=.e669f213fc52[/link]

  • btomba_77

    Member
    January 22, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    I believe history will remember him like John Dean.
     
     
    Simona Mangiante, the fiancee of George Papadopoulos, quoted by the [link=https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/george-papadopoulos-is-the-john-dean-of-the-russia-investigation-his-fiancee-says/2018/01/22/8e47b016-ff4d-11e7-9d31-d72cf78dbeee_story.html?utm_term=.70cc09ce78a9]Washington Post[/link], adding theres a lot to come.
     

  • btomba_77

    Member
    January 23, 2018 at 8:46 am

    NYT: [url=https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/us/politics/jeff-sessions-special-counsel-russia.html?smid=tw-share]Sessions interviewed by Mueller[/url]
     
    first known interview of a cabinet member

  • btomba_77

    Member
    January 23, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    [url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mueller-seeks-to-question-trump-about-flynn-and-comey-departures/2018/01/23/e6652db6-0068-11e8-9d31-d72cf78dbeee_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_mueller-4pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.24682d318202]Mueller seeks to question Trump about Flynn and Comey departures[/url]
     
     

    Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is seeking to question President Trump in the coming weeks about his decisions to oust national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with his plans.
     
    Muellers interest in the events that led Trump to push out Flynn and Comey indicates that his investigation is intensifying its focus on possible efforts by the president or others[link=https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/special-counsel-is-investigating-trump-for-possible-obstruction-of-justice/2017/06/14/9ce02506-5131-11e7-b064-828ba60fbb98_story.html?tid=a_mcntx&utm_term=.6649baacb2f5] to obstruct or blunt the special counsels probe[/link].
     
    Trumps attorneys have crafted some negotiating terms for the presidents interview with Muellers team, one that could be presented to the special counsel as soon as next week, according to the two people.

  • btomba_77

    Member
    January 23, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    [url=http://ssrs.com/8-in-10-favor-presidential-exams/]Nearly 8 in 10 Americans think Trump should testify if called[/url]

    • kayla.meyer_144

      Member
      January 23, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      Absolutely! Public testimony!

      • julie.young_645

        Member
        January 23, 2018 at 6:35 pm

        Yes, he should. IF the investigation lasts that long…
         
        [link=http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/23/senators-want-doj-to-explain-delay-in-revealing-that-strzok-page-texts-were-missing-as-secret-society-details-emerge.html]http://www.foxnews.com/po…ty-details-emerge.html[/link]
         
        This stinks to high Heaven. I never thought our own government agencies could reach this level of corruption. Make you guys a deal…If nothing comes of the “secret society”, I’ll admit I was totally wrong. If it turns out to be real, YOU guys admit you were wrong. Think you can manage it?

        • Unknown Member

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          January 23, 2018 at 6:46 pm

          No you wont

          You are so far gone you cant even think for yourself anymore

          You were spew the talking point of the week

          Its sad how far you have gone

          • kaldridgewv2211

            Member
            January 23, 2018 at 7:15 pm

            “Strzok being reassigned late last year to the FBIs human resources division “. As in away from the Muller team. Sounds like where careers go to die(or maybe where secret societies go to start…boo). I’m sure he’ll overthrow the 3 million people in the government from there.

          • julie.young_645

            Member
            January 23, 2018 at 7:48 pm

            Quote from kpack123

            No you wont

            You are so far gone you cant even think for yourself anymore

            You were spew the talking point of the week

            Its sad how far you have gone

             
            What’s sad is how far our GOVERNMENT has gone, and how you and yours don’t care one bit. Would you have preferred a banana republic with a she-beast as the dictator? That’s almost what you had. 
             
            The more you trash talk ME, the more you show your own partisan bias. You can’t simply calmly say, “I don’t believe that’s true.”? No…this one hurts, because you deep down are WORRIED that it just MIGHT BE TRUE. Well, probably not. You might not recognize the TRUTH if it hit you in the head. I’m sorry to say that I’m not the one allowing my betters to think for me. I’m trying to take in as much information as I can and form my opinions thereof. 
             
            This one STINKS. BAD. That you cannot even deny that calmly tells us quite a bit about you. You are so afraid someone might think you like Trump that you’ll get into bed with traitors to this nation to look good to the other Lefties. 
             
            BTW, even the Communist News Network is starting to report the mentions of the “Secret Society”. Will it fizzle out like Fire and Fury? Maybe. But maybe not…
             
            [link=https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/23/politics/fbi-strzok-texts-details/index.html]https://www.cnn.com/2018/…xts-details/index.html[/link]
             
             

            • 100574

              Member
              January 23, 2018 at 8:34 pm

               Communist News Network is starting to report the mentions of the “Secret Society
              where have U been –they always talked about a secret 1% bogeyman

  • btomba_77

    Member
    January 24, 2018 at 4:59 am

    [b]Gates may be negotiating with Mueller[/b]

    Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates has quietly added a prominent white-collar attorney, Tom Green, to his defense team, signaling that Gates approach to his not-guilty plea could be changing behind the scenes, [link=https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/23/politics/rick-gates-new-attorney-mueller-russia-investigation/index.html]CNN[/link] reports.

    Green, a well-known Washington defense lawyer, was seen at special counsel Robert Muellers office twice last week.

    • Unknown Member

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      January 24, 2018 at 10:05 am

      Dalai

      For you to mention calm is funny

      You seem to be crazy eyes conspiracy in every post lately

      Honestly I have no idea what is or isnt true but a lot of it needs to come out and put to rest good or bad

      People like you want the reality show and when you get it you all get bat sheet conspiracy crazy ignoring facts for fiction

      • julie.young_645

        Member
        January 24, 2018 at 11:05 am

        “People like YOU?” I’m not any crazier or demented than anyone else around here, except for those who repeatedly type gibberish, and your comment speaks toward your desire to be better than those crazy Trump voters. Don’t go there. 
         
        I think Russia-gate is a totally crazy thing, but you and yours believe it like the Gospel itself. Talk about conspiracy theories. Guess “bat sheet crazy” is in the eye of the beholder, yes?
         
        My conspiracy theories come straight from the facts as far as they are attainable. Try these on for size, and provide FACTUAL refutation:
         
        [blockquote] [b]SCANDAL #1[/b]
        [i]Senior officials of the FBI, including Director James Comey, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Counter Intelligence Chief Bill Priestap, Deputy Counter Intelligence Chief Peter Strzok and legal counsel James Bakerand senior officials in the Department of Justice, including Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, James Carlin, director of the National Security Division, and Bruce Ohr, chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering section:[/i]
        (1) Concealed that Hillary Clinton and aides committed a felony  gross negligence in handling classified information  multiple times, endangering national security.
        (2) Illegally surveiled the Trump campaign and the Trump transition team.
        (3) Provided confidential information to the Clinton campaign.
        (4) Leaked classified information, and
        (5) Collaborated with Fusion GPS, to prepare a dossier implying, falsely, Trump colluded with Russians to defeat Hillary.
        [i]This breathtaking abuse of power arguably is a seditious conspiracy under 18 USC 2384, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.[/i]
        [b]SCANDAL #2[/b]
        [i]The Obama administration approved in 2010 the sale of 20 percent of U.S. uranium reserves to a company controlled by Russians, despite the fact the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering.[/i]
        [i] [/i]
        [i]Uranium One is a Canadian mining firm whose biggest shareholder is the Russian nuclear giant Rosatom. The sale was approved after Rosatom and Uranium One execs donated millions to the Clinton Foundation.[/i]
        [i]The sale was approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which is chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury, includes the Attorney General, the Secretaries of State, Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce, and Energy, and the U.S. Trade Representative.[/i]
        [i]
        Justice did not inform other members of CFIUS of the criminal activity the FBI found. Obama Justice threatened to jail FBI informant William Campbell if he told Congress about what he uncovered.[/i]
        [b]SCANDAL #3[/b]
        [i]The Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah makes upwards of $1 billion a year in the U.S. from smuggling drugs and weapons, and money laundering.[/i]
        [i]
        The Drug Enforcement Administration launched Project Cassandra in 2008 to map Hezbollahs networks, from the Middle East to Latin America to here.[/i]
        [i]
        When DEA was ready to roll up the networks, senior officials in Obama Justice refused to file charges against the major players. A crackdown on Hezbollah could jeopardize Obamas nuclear deal with Iran.[/i]
        [i]
        They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.[/i]
        [b]
        SCANDAL #4[/b]
        [i]Pakistanis working as IT techs for Democrats made thousands of unauthorized logins on the House computer network.[/i]
        [i]Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-FLA, who also headed the Democratic National Committee (2011-2016), hired Imrin Awan in 2005. Other House Dems hired Imrins brothers Abid and Jamal, Imrins wife Hina Alvi, and Abids wife Natalia Soya.[/i]
        [i]The Awan clan had access to the computer files and emails of 44 Members, including some on the Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees. The Awans didnt have and couldnt have gotten the security clearances required to gain access to files from those committees. Imrin also had access to the DNCs computer files.[/i]
        [i]
        The Awans were locked out of the House computer system Feb. 2, 2017.  Imrin and Hina were arrested in July and charged with bank fraud. Their Democrat employers were remarkably slow to fire them. Were the Awans blackmailing them?[/i]
        [i]
        The Awans have ties to the Pakistani ISI, and to Hezbollah. Natalia Soya is Russian. Over the last 15 years, how many secrets may they have provided to our enemies?[/i]
        [b]SCANDAL #5[/b]
        [i]The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives let guns walk to Mexican drug cartels.[/i]
        [i] [/i]
        [i]The ostensible purpose of Operation Fast and Furious, begun in November, 2009, was to track guns from straw purchasers in the U.S. to the cartels. But once they crossed the border, ATF made no effort to trace the guns. Theyve been used to shoot more than 300 Mexicans, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata.[/i]
        [hr]
        [i]The real purpose of Fast and Furious was to build support for gun control in the U.S., many think. The only ATF agents punished for this fiasco were whistleblowers who told Congress about it.[/i]
        [i]Senior Justice Dept. officials lied to Congress about Fast and Furious, stonewalled requests for documents. In April, 2016, a federal judge ordered DOJ to produce them.[/i]
        [i]
        I would also add to scandal number five, Operation Choke Point, which tried to undermine the firearms industry by cutting off financial support from investment and loan institutions.[/i]
        [/blockquote] [i]
        [/i]
         
         

    • 100574

      Member
      January 24, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      on CNN
      is this how Gates got to let’s make a deal
      Glenn Selig, spokesman for Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates, was killed in the weekend Kabul hotel attack, according to a statement from spokesperson for The Publicity Agency and Selig Multimedia Inc., his Florida-based companies. Selig represented Gates in recent months, as Gates faces criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Selig also played a role in promoting a legal defense fund for Gates in December.[b] [/b][i] [/i][u][/u][strike][/strike][b][/b][i][/i][u][/u][strike][/strike]
       
       

      Quote from dergon

      [b]Gates may be negotiating with Mueller[/b]

      Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates has quietly added a prominent white-collar attorney, Tom Green, to his defense team, signaling that Gates approach to his not-guilty plea could be changing behind the scenes, [link=https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/23/politics/rick-gates-new-attorney-mueller-russia-investigation/index.html]CNN[/link] reports.

      Green, a well-known Washington defense lawyer, was seen at special counsel Robert Muellers office twice last week.

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