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  • EXCLUSIVE: Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of Sessions, sources say

    03/21/2018 1:29:07 PM PDT · by rxsid · 236 replies ^ | 03.21.2018 | Mike Levine
    EXCLUSIVE: Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of Sessions, sources say By Mike Levine Mar 21, 2018, 4:01 PM ETNearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a "lack of candor," McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.
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    Woo hoo!! And we're working on the final $3k!! Thank you very much, dear FRiends, for keeping your donations coming in, even while our regular donation system has been down. FReepers are the absolute greatest!! I've been praying every day and I'm still praying that this upgrade can be completed today (or very soon) so we can get back to normal. Meanwhile, the special PayPal links I set up work for those using PayPal. And now I've set up a special donate link via for credit card donations. is the company we use and have been using for...
  • Breaking: Austin Serial Bomber Reported Killed by Police

    03/21/2018 1:36:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 544 replies
    Twitter | Wednesday, March 21, 2028
    Local news in Austin reporting serial Bomber killed by police early Wednesday morning.
  • PA GOP moves to oust judges over gerrymandering decision

    03/20/2018 4:55:16 PM PDT · by upchuck · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mar 20, 2018 | Reid Wilson
    In a memo to fellow House members, state Rep. Cris Dush (R) said the ruling overriding Pennsylvania’s U.S. House district lines amounted to an overstep of judicial authority under the state Constitution, which lays out the path by which a bill becomes a law — in this case, a bill to delineate the district lines after the decennial Census and reapportionment process. “The five Justices who signed this order that blatantly and clearly contradicts the plain language of the Pennsylvania Constitution engaged in misbehavior in office,” Dush wrote to fellow members... While the legislature is run by Republicans, Democrats hold...
  • Austin bomb explodes in Goodwill store

    03/20/2018 5:27:59 PM PDT · by bgill · 196 replies
    March 20, 2018 | vanity
    CBSaustin tv announcing a bomb exploded at Goodwill store on Brodie Lane near Slaughter. Brodie Lane is where the Shertz FedEx bomb was mailed from.

    03/20/2018 11:39:42 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 15 replies
    Tuesday, March 20th, 2018: President Trump will host a roundtable event with members of law enforcement to discuss sanctuary cities across the US.
  • Presser starting for Texas Bombs. One exploded last night and one intact this morning.

    03/20/2018 8:06:43 AM PDT · by bgill · 64 replies
    Mar. 20, 2018 | vanity
    I'm tuned into FOX but other stations will be airing the presser in Shertz. Officials to speak have been announced and will start any minute. A package exploded at the Shertz FedEx building last night. Mailed from Austin to Austin. This morning, a second package was found and being investigated at the FedEx building near the ABIA airport in Austin. Hopefully, they'll be able to find more info from this intact package.
  • Shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland, school confirms

    03/20/2018 5:59:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 80 replies
    Great Mills High School in Maryland was on lockdown after a shooting on Tuesday morning, school officials confirmed. The incident was contained and the St. Mary's Sheriff's Office was on the scene, the school said on its website. Maryland State Police also told Fox News they were responding to the incident.
  • Bomb Explosion FedEx San Antonio, TX

    03/20/2018 2:59:38 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 118 replies
  • Trump to Hire Lawyer Who Has Pushed Theory That Justice Dept. Framed the President

    03/19/2018 10:19:32 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 123 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 · 97 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...
  • 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 · 86 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 · 113 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 · 96 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