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  • Trump to Hire Lawyer Who Has Pushed Theory That Justice Dept. Framed the President

    03/19/2018 10:19:32 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 107 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2018 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Trump has decided to hire the longtime Washington lawyer Joseph E. diGenova, who has pushed the theory on television that Mr. Trump was framed by F.B.I. and Justice Department officials, to bolster his legal team, according to three people told of the decision. Mr. diGenova is not expected to take a lead role but will instead serve as a more aggressive player on the president’s legal team. Mr. Trump broke over the weekend from the longstanding advice of some of his lawyers that he refrain from directly attacking the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, a...
  • Supreme Court upholds new Pa. congressional district map, rejecting Republican challenge

    03/19/2018 1:07:07 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 88 replies
    Philadelphia Daily Inquirer ^ | 19 March 2018 | by Jonathan Lai & Liz Navratil
    The new congressional map imposed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be used in the 2018 elections, after courts rejected two challenges Monday. First, a panel of federal judges Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the new map imposed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, saying the Republican lawmakers who brought the challenge did not have standing — “We hold that the federal Elections Clause violations that the Plaintiffs allege are not the Plaintiffs’ to assert” — and that the case is not appropriate for the court to take up at this time. “In short, the Plaintiffs invite us to opine on...
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  • Senators suspect Comey lied and plotted to double-cross Trump, seek second special counsel

    03/19/2018 4:30:29 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 77 replies ^ | 3/18/18 | Rowan Scarborough
    A plan of action for how a second special counsel can investigate the FBI and Justice Department is spelled out in a point-by-point letter submitted by two Republican senators. They specifically want to know whether former FBI Director James B. Comey lied to them and had a plan to double-cross President Trump. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina sent a letter last week to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. They and two other Republicans want a special counsel with the powers of the Trump-Russia probe’s Robert Mueller to investigate suspected Justice...
  • McCabe just made life tough for Comey and the special counsel

    03/17/2018 10:05:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jonathan Turley
    Following his termination late Friday night, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe declared that he was “singled out” after “unrelenting” attacks by President Trump and critics. McCabe’s objections are less than credible, given the virtually unprecedented recommendation of career officials to fire the one-time acting FBI director. However, McCabe may have rectified his “singled out” status with his long statement criticizing his termination: In the middle of it is a line that could be viewed as incriminating fired FBI director James Comey, not just in leaking sensitive information but also in lying to Congress. McCabe is accused of misleading investigators...
  • More explosions in Austin, TX (via Twitter)(Sunday ~8:55pm CDT)

    03/18/2018 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Drago · 110 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/18/2018 | ATCEMS (Austin EMS)
    UPDATE: Explosion incident at 4721 Eagle Feather Dr; Multiple #ATCEMS assets are staging to possibly 2 separate incidents in the area. At this incident, 2 patients have been identified and are prepping those patients for transport. More to Follow...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 March 2018

    03/18/2018 5:02:51 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 235 replies
    Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces ^ | 18 March 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 18th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas; Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Anus King, I-Maine; South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Adam Schitff, D-Calif.; Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Paul, Jeff Ima Flake, R-Ariz., and Linda Graham, R-S.C.
  • The Coming Collusion Bloodbath

    03/17/2018 11:08:39 PM PDT · by lowbuck · 205 replies
    Townhall ^ | 18 March 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    There was collusion in the election of 2016. It involved Russians, a British ex-spy, law firms, FBI agents, DOJ attorneys, an FBI director that prejudged evidence, an Attorney General that had an unethical meeting with the spouse of a target, FISA warrants obtained on faulty information that stemmed from political sources, a Deputy Director whose wife received monetary support in an election, an FBI director who lied to Congress, an FBI Deputy Director who lied to the Justice Department’s Inspector General, loads of classified materials that were mishandled and criminally passed to those without clearances, and partisan hacks spearheading inquiries...
  • Trump: 'Mueller probe should never have been started'

    03/17/2018 7:00:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 165 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 17th, 2018 | By Max Greenwood
    President Trump asserted on Saturday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia should never have been opened in the first place. "The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime," Trump wrote on Twitter. "It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!" The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was...
  • Presidential Election Kicks Off In Russia

    03/17/2018 5:17:22 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 94 replies
    TASS ^ | 03/17/2018 | TASS
    Russian Politics & Diplomacy World Business & Economy Military & Defense Science & Space Society & Culture Sport Press Review Presidential election kicks off in Russia Russian Politics & Diplomacy March 17, 23:34 UTC+3 Residents of the country’s easternmost regions - Kamchatka and Chukotka - are the first to cast their votes Share © Sergey Malgavko/TASS MOSCOW, March 17. /TASS/. Russia’s presidential election has begun in the Far East. Residents of the country’s easternmost regions - Kamchatka and Chukotka - are the first to cast their votes. Eighty-five Russian regions cover eleven time zones. While it is still Saturday night...
  • President Trump Responds To Andrew McCabe Firing…

    03/17/2018 12:42:24 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 158 replies ^ | 3/17/18 | sundance
    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 4h4 hours ago Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!
  • Sarah Carter - McCabe TERMINATED, per DOJ..!

    03/16/2018 8:05:21 PM PDT · by gaijin · 107 replies
    Twitter, Sarah Carter ^ | March 16th, 2018 | Sarah Carter
  • McCabe Fired

    03/16/2018 7:01:41 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 780 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 3/16/18 | self
    WaPo/Laura Ingraham reporting ...........
  • Trump Readies Sweeping Tariffs and Investment Restrictions on China

    03/16/2018 12:12:00 PM PDT · by NRx · 85 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03-16-2018 | ANA SWANSON
    WASHINGTON — The dust has yet to settle on President Trump’s decision to impose sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, but the White House is preparing another major trade measure, this time aimed squarely at China. Mr. Trump and his top trade advisers are readying a raft of actions to penalize China’s theft of American intellectual property, including tariffs on at least $30 billion of annual Chinese imports, people familiar with the discussions said. The measures, which could be announced as early as next week, may also include investment restrictions, caps on visas for Chinese researchers and challenges to...
  • Breaking: Tarkanian To Ditch Senate Primary Against Dean Heller After Trump Tweet

    03/16/2018 10:14:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 76 replies
    TPM ^ | 03/16/2018 | Cameron Joseph
    Republican Danny Tarkanian has reportedly agreed to drop his primary against Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) and instead run for the House after getting a public shove from President Trump on Fridayto do so, boosting Heller’s chances of reelection in the Democratic-leaning state. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that Tarkanian has decided on another House run (he’s lost two previous bids for the House and six different campaigns in the state) almost immediately after Trump tweeted that he should do so and leave Heller alone.
  • Jeff Sessions made ‘error’ in DACA legal memo, says Justice Department

    03/15/2018 11:48:42 AM PDT · by detective · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department said in court Wednesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions made an “error” in his memo laying out the legal problems with the Obama-era DACA program, as a federal judge repeatedly blasted the Trump administration for weak reasoning in revoking the deportation amnesty. Government lawyers say the error isn’t enough to sink their case, arguing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is unlawful and the risks of trying to defend it in court were enough to justify the six-month phase out the acting Homeland Security secretary initiated last year.
  • Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe still holding on to his retirement

  • Obama DOJ Forced FBI To Delete 500,000 Fugitives From Background Check Database

    03/15/2018 11:17:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 15, 2018 | Kerry Picket
    The Justice Department under Barack Obama directed the FBI to drop more than 500,000 names of fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich testified Wednesday. Fugitives from justice are barred from buying a firearm under federal law. But what is a fugitive from justice? That definition has been under debate by the FBI and the ATF. According to The Washington Post, the FBI considered any person with an outstanding arrest warrant to be a fugitive. On the other hand, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives defined...
  • Broward Deputy Scot Peterson seen standing outside during Florida school shooting in new video

    03/15/2018 11:07:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-15-2018 | Katherine Lam
    Broward Deputy Scot Peterson stands safely behind a concrete wall taking no action as high school students lay dead and wounded just feet away, newly released video of the Florida school shooting shows. The Broward Sheriff’s Office released the 27-minute video Thursday of the former longtime resource officer responding to initial reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. Peterson, who was assigned to the school and on site when the shooting began, is seen with a civilian security monitor at the start of the video, but spends most of the video standing outside the...
  • Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia

    03/15/2018 10:51:59 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 175 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03/15/2018 | Michael Schmidt and Maggie Haberman
    The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people briefed on the matter. The order is the first known time that the special counsel demanded documents directly related to President Trump’s businesses, bringing the investigation closer to the president. The breadth of the subpoena was not clear, nor was it clear why Mr. Mueller issued it instead of simply asking for the documents from the company, an umbrella organization that oversees Mr. Trump’s business ventures. In the subpoena, delivered in recent weeks, Mr. Mueller...