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  • Sheriff: FBI Has Ongoing Case Against Individual Other Than Paddock [VIDEO]

    01/19/2018 3:07:58 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1.19.18 | Justin Caruso
    Las Vegas sheriff Joe Lombardo revealed that there is an ongoing FBI case against an “individual of federal interest” other than Stephen Paddock or his girlfriend Marilou Danley. Paddock opened fire on a country music festival on Oct. 1, 2017, from a room in the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring 546.
  • Feds to retry Sen. Menendez on corruption charges

    01/19/2018 2:49:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    NBC ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | PETE WILLIAMS
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department notified a federal judge Friday that it will again put Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey on trial, after a jury deadlocked and ended an earlier prosecution in a mistrial. "The conduct alleged in the indictment is serious and warrants retrial before a jury of citizens in the District of New Jersey," the Justice Department said. "An early retrial date is in the best interests of the public," government lawyers told the judge. A spokesman for Menendez said prosecutors evidently "did not hear the overwhelming voices of the New Jerseyans" who served on the jury...
  • Justice Dept intends to re-try Menendez in corruption case

    01/19/2018 2:32:31 PM PST · by BeauBo · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | AVERY ANAPOL AND MAX GREENWOOD
    The Justice Department announced Friday that they intend to re-try Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on corruption charges after a deadlocked jury resulted in a mistrial in November... Menendez is up for reelection in 2018. He is widely expected to seek another term in office, though he has not made a formal announcement about his plans.
  • Secret House Republican memo causes new rifts over Russia investigation

    01/19/2018 2:10:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 19, 2018 | by Chris Megerian
    Conservative Republicans are pushing to release a memo containing classified information about the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign, sparking new controversy in a case that has already caused deep partisan rifts. The contents of the four-page memo, which was written by staff working with Rep. Devin Nunes have not been publicly revealed. But President Trump’s allies in Congress say that they are explosive. Democrats on the committee have dismissed the memo as a dishonest attempt to undermine the Russia investigation, and Rep. Jackie Speier called it a “pack of lies.” Rep. Matt Gaetz said the information...
  • DOJ to re-try Bob Menendez corruption case, complicating his reelection bid

    01/19/2018 1:36:29 PM PST · by Hadean · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Kathryn Watson
    The federal government will re-try the corruption case of Sen. Bob Menendez, after the judge in the case declared a mistrial in November. Menendez was able to walk away from federal court last year because the jury was deadlocked. The New Jersey Democrat is up for reelection this year, and another trial could complicate his campaign efforts. In the former bribery case, prosecutors claimed Menendez took gifts from wealthy Florida donor Salomon Melgen, between 2006 and 2013, in exchange for political influence.
  • DHS announces re-registration start for the TPS grace period for El Salvador

    01/19/2018 1:26:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    United States Embassy - El Salvador ^ | January 18, 2018 | US Embassy - El Salvador
    oday, January 18, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice in the Federal Register to begin the process of re-registration for Salvadorans who are covered by Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The re-enrollment period lasts 60 days and ends on March 19, 2018. Re-registration is necessary for beneficiaries of TPS to maintain their status and work permits during the 18 months of the grace period granted to El Salvador before the ultimate termination of TPS on September 9, 2019. Those who do not re-enroll, are at risk of losing TPS protection before the end of the grace period....
  • Haitian Immigration Activist Jean Montrevil Deported

    01/19/2018 1:04:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    teleSUR English ^ | January 19, 2018
    After living in the U.S. for more than 30 years, Jean Montrevil, Haitian immigrant rights activist and co-founder of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, was deported back to his country less than two weeks after he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, agents. Montrevil confirmed he has a pending legal appeal in U.S. courts. For this reason he did not expect his rapid deportation to Haiti. Speaking of his arrest he said it was "two days of hell [...] two days straight with no food and no explanation." Montrevil was convicted in the nineties...
  • GRAPHIC — Mexican Cartel Cuts Out Living Victim’s Heart near Acapulco [Very Graphic NSFW]

    01/19/2018 1:04:26 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2018. | Cartel Chronicles
    A group of cartel gunmen fighting for control of a Mexican coastal state cut out the heart of one of their living victims while another was beheaded. The violence took place not far from the beach resort cities of Acapulco and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero.
  • FISA abuse memo, #ReleaseTheMemo campaign send Congress, Wikileaks and Twitter into a tailspin

    01/19/2018 12:51:44 PM PST · by b4its2late · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/19/2018 | By Dan Boylan
    Interest in a classified House Intelligence Committee memo, which reportedly outlines how the anti-Trump dossier was used by the FBI to justify surveillance against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has caused an online frenzy. Late Thursday, WikiLeaks jumped into the proceedings, offering a reward of up to $1 million to anyone who could send them a copy. Meanwhile, reports emerged that the Twitter hashtag calling for the memo’s public release — #ReleaseTheMemo — was receiving a major online push by Russian-linked Twitter accounts. According to the Hamilton 68 Dashboard, an independent tracker of Russian online influence campaigns, #ReleaseTheMemo received a massive...
  • Prosecutors say they will retry New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez

    01/19/2018 12:31:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 19, 2018 | AP
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The government has told a federal judge in New Jersey it will seek a retrial of Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November. The filing to the judge on Friday seeks a retrial of the Democrat “at the earliest possible date.”
  • REPORT: Senior FBI Official Shared ‘Russian Probe’ Intel With Dossier Author Christopher Steele

    01/19/2018 12:02:55 PM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 01/19/2018 | by Cristina Laila
    A new report by the Washington Post reveals a very senior FBI official shared intelligence with dossier author and former British spy, Christopher Steele. Christopher Steele has many old contacts at the FBI from when he was a British spy. He tapped into those old contacts in mid-2016 to warn about Trump’s ‘connections to Russians’. It turns out an FBI agent revealed the name of Trump campaign volunteer, George Papadopoulos to Christopher Steele on October 1st, 2016 during a meeting in Rome, according to this report. Steele had never heard of Papadopoulos. Why is the FBI sharing intel with a...
  • APNewsBreak: Border wall models thwart US commandos in tests

    01/19/2018 12:02:24 PM PST · by bgill · 33 replies
    mysa ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Elliot Spagat
    Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized for public release. The report recommends combining elements of each, depending on the terrain. The official likened it to a Lego design, pulling pieces from different prototypes.
  • (Vanity) Las Vegas Police Release Report on Mass Shooting

    01/19/2018 11:47:05 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    (LINK is to PDF of the report) Report dated 1/18/18.
  • Climate change linked to more flowery forests

    01/19/2018 11:11:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Science Daily ^ | January 19, 2018 | Florida State University
    New research from a Florida State University scientist has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest. FSU researchers studying the rich tropical forests of Panama's Barro Colorado Island found that climbing rates of carbon dioxide have set the stage for a multidecade increase in overall flower production. The findings were outlined in a paper published in the journal Global Change Biology. "It's really remarkable," said Assistant Professor of Geography Stephanie Pau, who led the study. "Over the past several decades, we've seen temperatures warming and carbon dioxide increasing, and our...
  • House committee document could mean trouble for anti-Trump “deep statists”

    01/19/2018 10:39:56 AM PST · by yoe · 40 replies
    Powerline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    Sara Carter reports on a classified document that was released to all members of the House today. The document seems to be a compilation of information, prepared by House intelligence committee staff, relating to the anti-Trump dossier, the FBI, the warrant to conduct surveillance on members of the Trump campaign, and the use of that warrant. Carter calls the document a bombshell. Her sources say its revelations might lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and Department of Justice, and perhaps even to the criminal prosecution of some. They also say, less plausibly, that the revelations could...
  • Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal More Instances of Classified Information on Hillary...

    01/19/2018 10:34:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 19, 2018
    Full title: Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal More Instances of Classified Information on Hillary Clinton’s Unsecure, Non-‘State.gov’ System Emails Reveal Clinton Had Extensive Knowledge of the Operation and Security Issues with Her Non-‘State.gov’ Email System(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 78 pages of new documents from the U.S. Department of State containing emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent and received over her unsecure, non-“state.gov” email system. Three of the email exchanges include classified information. The emails also reveal that Clinton had detailed knowledge about the security issues with in her non-State Department email system. On March...
  • Hannity: Bombshell Memo on FISA Surveillance Shows Abuse of Power 'Far Worse Than Watergate'

    01/19/2018 10:04:45 AM PST · by yoe · 42 replies
    Fox Insider News ^ | January 18, 2018 | as seen on Hannity
    In his opening monologue Thursday night, Sean Hannity called for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to end his "witch hunt" following new revelations about U.S. government FISA surveillance abuses. He pointed to a four-page memo circulating in Congress that allegedly (reveals FISA abuses) within the Department of Justice and FBI, which has been described by lawmakers as “shocking,” “troubling” and “alarming.”
  • Fusion GPS Founder: FBI May Have Paid Expenses for Anti-Trump Dossier Author

    01/19/2018 9:36:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 01/19/2018 | by Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV — Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS, stated in testimony it “makes sense” to him that the FBI paid for a trip to Rome by the former British spy who was contracted by Simpson’s company to produce the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier. Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent, to do the work cited in the anti-Trump dossier. Last July, Steele reportedly traveled to Rome, where he met with an FBI contact to supply the agency with the anti-Trump dossier and other information he found during the...
  • This Memo May Expose Obama's Watergate

    01/19/2018 9:21:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 19, 2018 | by Daniel Greenfield
    The big explosive scandal is the one that hardly anyone talks about. It's not Russia collusion. It's not even Uranium One. It's the eavesdropping on Trump staffers by Obama staffers. This eavesdropping was partially legitimized by the Steele dossier. It was accidentally uncovered and since then it's cost multiple people their jobs, not the people responsible, but those who learned about it. Now the reckoning may finally be here. #ReleaseTheMemo has begun trending on Twitter. The document also apparently outlines “several problematic” issues with how FISA warrants were “packaged, and used” state several sources with knowledge of the report. That's...
  • Inside Judicial Watch: The Truth Behind Fusion GPS & The Trump Dossier (New)

    01/19/2018 9:05:00 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Streamed live 16 hours ago | Judicial Watch
    In this compelling episode of “Inside Judicial Watch,” host Jerry Dunleavy joins JW Senior Investigator Bill Marshall to discuss Fusion GPS, how the infamous Trump dossier was produced, who paid for it, and how it may have led to the surveillance of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and his inner-circle. Prior to joining Judicial Watch, Bill Marshall worked in the private sector conducting corporate investigations and opposition research for various entities, similar to the kind of work carried out by Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS. You WON’T want to miss out on Bill’s compelling insight into the world of...