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  • Trump grants pardon to former Bush official; some say he is using the law as a political tool

    04/13/2018 5:57:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2018 | Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey and Matt Zapotosky
    In his decision Friday to pardon a former Bush administration official convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice, President Trump telegraphed his open hostility to the criminal justice system and his desire to use the power of the presidency as a personal political tool. As with his controversial pardon last year of a former Arizona county sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who had been held in contempt of court, Trump effectively thumbed his nose at the judiciary by pardoning I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. The Justice Department was not involved in either case, officials said.
  • Levin: Good for President Trump. He’s going to pardon Scooter Libby

    04/13/2018 10:03:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | April 13, 2018 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin ‏ @marklevinshow 2h2 hours ago Good for President Trump. He’s going to pardon Scooter Libby, which George W. Bush, for whom he worked, refused to do. The prosecutor, Fitzgerald, was appointed by Comey and he's friends with Comey.
  • Sources: President Trump poised to pardon Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney's former chief of staff

    04/12/2018 6:37:00 PM PDT · by ethom · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 12, 2018, 9:12 PM ET | y JONATHAN KARL, KATHERINE FAULDERS JOHN SANTUCCI
    President Donald Trump is poised to pardon Scooter J. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, according to sources familiar with the president’s thinking. The president has already signed off on the pardon, which is something he has been considering for several months, sources told ABC News. The move would mark another controversial pardon for Trump and could raise questions as an increasing number of the president’s political allies have landed themselves in legal jeopardy. The White House has repeatedly said that no pardons are currently on the table for people caught up in the Russia...
  • FLASHBACK: Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media (re. Echo Chamber)

    12/12/2016 6:28:10 AM PST · by maggief · 5 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 2016 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets. The Ploughshares Fund's mission is to "build a safe, secure world by developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world's nuclear stockpiles," one that dovetails with President Barack Obama's arms control efforts. But its behind-the-scenes role advocating for the Iran agreement got more...
  • CBS spinning (lying) again

    04/23/2006 4:14:39 PM PDT · by RVN Airplane Driver · 79 replies · 3,091+ views
    CBS 60 minutes
    CBS featuring a retired CIA agent saying Bush lied about Iraq...and as a feature had Joe Wilson as a testament to his allegations.
  • Powell's halo knocked ajar

    09/02/2006 9:46:54 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 76 replies · 2,676+ views
    On July 14, 2003, a Robert Novak column in The Washington Post outed the CIA-agent wife of vociferous Bush administration critic, Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson. Thus was born the "Plame Affair" which quickly became a morality tale of how an out of control Bush Administration would do anything to justify its war in Iraq. A mere three days later, journalist David Corn, summarized the allegations that would color reporting on the Iraq War for the next three years and eventually lead to the indictment of a top aide to the vice president for lying to a grand jury: ((((THE OLD...
  • Hillary Reveals The Motive For Her Illegal Server (VIDEO)

    05/22/2017 12:27:29 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    ABC ^ | May 22, 2017
    Over dinner with convicted felon Peter F. Paul and Stan Lee in 2000, Hillary revealed her motive for the illegal email server she used from 2009 to 2013: to hide from investigators.
  • Judge orders Clinton lawyers to face bar investigation in Maryland

    09/11/2017 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 67 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, September 11, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland judge ordered the state bar to open an investigation Monday into the three lawyers who helped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to delete her private emails. Circuit Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. said the complaints lodged against David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were “egregious” and said the state bar couldn’t brush them aside by calling them “frivolous.” “There are allegations of destroying evidence,” Judge Harris said at a hearing Monday morning, where he said the state’s rules require the bar to conduct investigations no matter who raises the complaint, and can’t brush...
  • The Awans, Obama, and Saddam Hussein and Iran's nuclear programs

    08/07/2017 11:51:37 PM PDT · by Fedora · 47 replies
    Original research | 08/08/2017 | Fedora
    As many of you will recall, Obama made a trip to Pakistan when he was at Occidental College. I am seeing indicators that this relates to the Awans' network and to Iraq and Iran's nuclear programs, which I'm putting out here for others to help fill the missing pieces in and to get this to the right people. First, a recap of Obama's Pakistan trip:Obama’s Russia Problem: Obama's Links to Soviet-era Spy Rings and Terrorist NetworksAt Occidental College, Obama became involved in radical student politics, deliberately networking with activist students and professors, as he mentions in his autobiography. In 1981,...
  • A Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump

    01/12/2017 7:58:11 PM PST · by Fedora · 41 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 31, 2016 | David Corn
    SNIPAnd a former senior intelligence officer for a Western country who specialized in Russian counterintelligence tells Mother Jones that in recent months he provided the bureau with memos, based on his recent interactions with Russian sources, contending the Russian government has for years tried to co-opt and assist Trump—and that the FBI requested more information from him.SNIPIn June, the former Western intelligence officer—who spent almost two decades on Russian intelligence matters and who now works with a US firm that gathers information on Russia for corporate clients—was assigned the task of researching Trump's dealings in Russia and elsewhere, according to...
  • Valerie Plame: Hey, Check Out This Thought-Provoking Article About Jews Driving America’s Wars

    09/21/2017 4:24:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2017 | AllahPundit
    Something zesty to cleanse the palate. Remember her? Outed as a CIA analyst by Richard Armitage in Plamegate, she was a cause celebre of the anti-war, anti-Bush left in the middle of the last decade, right around the time that Cindy Sheehan was. Sheehan turned out to be a bit … eccentric politically, but oh well.Not good ol’ Valerie Plame.The politically correct term is “globalists” but we live in a politically incorrect age. Anyway, much outrage and dark humor ensued on Twitter after she tweeted that, leading to Plame’s first ill-advised attempt at spin. Chill out, she responded. The...
  • Valerie Plame tweets story blaming 'America's Jews' for foreign wars

    09/21/2017 12:29:55 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/17 12:27 PM EDT | Mallory Shelbourne
    Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson on Thursday tweeted an article that argued American Jews are pushing for war in the Middle East, specifically with Iran. The article, titled “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars,” is featured in The Unz Review, an online magazine that bills itself as an “alternative” to the “mainstream media.” After several minutes of questions from Twitter users who were shocked by her tweet, Wilson doubled down, arguing critics should read the article and “put aside” any biases. “1) First of all, calm down. Re-tweets don't imply endorsement. Yes, very provocative, but thoughtful. Many neocon hawks...
  • Outed Ex-CIA Agent [Plame] Apologizes For Retweeting Article Blaming ‘Jews’ For ‘America’s Wars’

    09/21/2017 10:50:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    cbs2la ^ | September 21, 2017 10:28 AM
    The article written by Phillip Giraldi alleges “Jewish groups and deep pocket individual donors not only control the politicians, they own and run the media and entertainment industries”, and takes aim at several high-profile public figures, including Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and political adviser. Giraldi later urges “the media” to label any on-air guests “at the bottom of the television screen whenever they pop up, e.g. Bill Kristol is ‘Jewish and an outspoken supporter of the state of Israel.'” After her initial tweet went viral, Plame later told her followers “calm down” and asked them to “put aside...
  • ‘Inside help’ behind deadly Niger terror attack

    05/27/2013 11:59:41 AM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies
    France24 ^ | 27/05/2013 | Staff
    Days after a deadly suicide attack at a French-run uranium mine in Niger, a FRANCE 24 team that was given access to the high security site found evidence that the assailants had meticulously studied their target and likely received inside help. The explosives-packed car that rammed a grinding unit at a uranium mine in Arlit, a remote town in northern Niger, last week is in tatters. The shell of the car’s transmission system stands upright in the rubble, while the twisted frame was flung about ten meters away. Days after suicide bombers attacked a uranium mine in this West African...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified...

    02/10/2016 11:00:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 10, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified Records, Return Paper Copies (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Department of State to Hillary Clinton's lawyers that includes a list of classified records to be either deleted or returned to the State Department. The documents were produced under court order in a FOIA lawsuit for all of Clinton emails and for records about her email practices ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The June 30, 2015, letter from Secretary of State for Management Patrick F....
  • Valerie Plame: Give me $1 billion and I’ll put an end to Trump’s Twitter account

    08/24/2017 8:40:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 8/23/2017 | John Sexto
    Sorry if this is a rerun. I did a search and zip-nada. Remember Valerie Plame Wilson? She’s the former CIA agent who got outed by Richard Armitage in the lead up to the Iraq war. She seems to be looking for a return to the media spotlight with her latest scheme to silence President Trump on Twitter. Her plan is to raise $1 billion dollars to buy a controlling share of the social media platform and then kick Trump off. Her GoFundMe page, which has so far raised about $3,000, says this is necessary to prevent nuclear war with North...
  • Outed CIA agent trying to buy Twitter so she can cancel Trump’s account [Plame]

    08/23/2017 6:08:57 PM PDT · by Fedora · 88 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | 08/23/2017 | Kat Shepherd
    Valerie Plame Wilson, the undercover CIA operations officer unmasked in July 2003, wants to buy a controlling share of Twitter. Her reason for doing so is to prevent President Trump from using the social media platform.Plame Wilson was an undercover operative specializing in weapons of mass destruction for the CIA before influential columnist Robert D. Novak exposed her and her husband, Joseph Wilson. Plame Wilson had previously been critical of then President George W. Bush’s statements about Iraq’s purchase of nuclear weapons-grade uranium and accused members of the Bush administration of conspiring to destroy her career by breaking a 1982...
  • Valerie Plame Wilson fundraising to buy Twitter so she can delete Trump's account

    08/22/2017 1:17:30 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 21, 2017, 9:56 PM | Naomi Lim |
    Valerie Plame Wilson is fundraising to buy a controlling share of Twitter so that she can ban President Trump from the social media platform. "From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm's way," Wilson wrote on her GoFundMe page. "But threatening actual nuclear war with North Korea takes it to a dangerous new level." Wilson, who was revealed to be a covert CIA operations officer in a 2003 leak, slammed Twitter executives for ignoring calls to enforce the company's own community standards and delete Trump's account. But Wilson's...
  • THINNER GRUEL (Joe Wilson)

    07/16/2004 2:39:22 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 28 replies · 854+ views
    NROTC ^ | 7/16/04 | Jonah Goldberg
    THINNER GRUEL [Jonah Goldberg] Salon.com has a "defense" of Joe Wilson. For the most part, the piece is a dull, he-said she-said about the controversy so far, generally sympathetic to Wilson, with some sneaky bits hid in the dull prose in order to make them seem more reasonable. For example the author, Mary Jacoby, says "But no sale of uranium ever took place, Wilson reported, and that conclusion is not in dispute." That's true, but Bush never said Iraq purchased the uranium, he merely said Iraq sought it. Wilson said Iraq didn't and that his cryptic sweet-tea swilling conversations proved...
  • Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official

    07/23/2017 9:58:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 73 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/22/2017 | na
    .. At a security conference this week, the director of the C.I.A., Mike Pompeo, criticized The New York Times for a recent article about an officer who was tapped to run the agency’s Iran operations, a newsworthy promotion because it was an indication of the hard line against Iran that President Trump promised during his campaign. Mr. Pompeo said that the publication of the official’s name, Michael D’Andrea, was “unconscionable” and put his covert status in jeopardy. Mr. Pompeo’s comments led to a wider discussion about the publication of Mr. D’Andrea’s name, and some readers wrote to us to express...