I’ll keep pointing out the obvious. Just like the previous battle in the intelligence community, there is a battle between Black Hats and White Hats within the U.S. Justice Department’s (FBI and DOJ) unelected career bureaucracy. If you read the Washington Post report claiming President Trump was under investigation for Obstruction of Justice by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, you will immediately note the first paragraph was framed specifically around “Anonymous Officials“. Again, tonight those same “anonymous officials” are mentioned in a Washington Post report claiming Jared Kushner is being investigated. (Department of Justice statement in pdf) There is a great
Comments: Scroll down for new CNN headline: “Mueller may investigate Trump for obstruction” (emphasis added). CNN and others backing away a bit…
This rather remarkable article continues to talk about Comey. How he was no doubt the leaker, the planter of stories, and what he has done to cover those tracks. The timeline backs up this theory: His gabby friend Benjamin Wittes has already admitted that Comey was talking to him about his conversations with President Trump back in March. A very interesting read.
Rosenstein should fire Mueller and put a stop to this Witch Hunt before it takes over the Trump Agenda. Comey is definitely behind this sudden rush to Investigate every single person in the Trump White House. Talk about Revenge!!
There is no way Rosenstein is going to call off anything, much less, replace Mueller. He knows if he even looks like he wants to stop this or replace Mueller, the left will come down on him with everything they have. It is tough to hold on to your integrity when the left has no compunction about using violence as a means of control. The left has thrown down the violence gauntlet as a warning.
OK, this is not anonyous: Mueller apparently was the homicide investigator under Eric Holder in DC during the Clinton administration who managed the investigation of the murder of Mary Mahoney, aka the Starbucks murders, which looked to everybody like a coverup, as Mahoney was about to go public with what she knew (a lot) about Clinton abuse of interns. Then she was dead. Lewinsky said she did not want to end up like Mary Mahoney. It took a team to cover up the murder and it appears that team was led by Mueller. Working for Holder. To conceal a Clinton crime. Uh OH.
What this makes me wonder about is just how many people in government are thoroughly disgusted with Rosenstein and Mueller right now? Rosenstein sure jumped on this tidbit fast today. I guess he knows how thoroughly he is loathed by the voters right now.
It would be totally awesome if this news did turn out to be true. Rosenstein is in deep kimchi for his choice of Mueller, and the fact that he appears to be ignoring all the conflicts of interest going on right now with Mueller and Comey.
We are watching you Rosenstein. Seriously watching.
If Mueller were ethical, he would call a presser and state, "ANY information about the Trump "matter" that does not come from me personally should be considered unreliable or untrue. I have not and will not leak any findings to ANYONE." End of "investigatory" fake news cycle. Poof! He´s a smart man. It´s not so much what he´s DONE, it´s what he COULD´VE done and HASN´T done. He could´ve stopped the left/media hysteria instantly, but intentionally chose not to. I wonder why he appears to actually prefer keeping those Resistance flames stoked, unless he´s motivated by politics.
I don´t trust you either, Mr. Rosenstein. We have 8 years of Obama scandals and no special prosecutor, now Trump in office a few months, and you appoint a special prosecutor. Frankly, I would fire you, Mr. Rosenstein, and the special prosecutor that you appointed, because I think you are a Democrat hack.
Oh my, yes #2. I loathe cliches but this ´cold coup´ needs to be nipped in the bud. How, I don´t know, but it´s time for genuine conservatives of intellect to get involved in defense of an administration duly elected by America.
I also hope and pray that a great effort will be made to primary RINOS out each election cycle one runs in.
Ramadan will come to an end this weekend with the major Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, and thus far President Donald Trump’s recognition of Islam’s holiest month has been limited to a statement that almost exclusively addressed violence and terrorism. Breaking with a tradition that dates back more than 20 years, to Bill Clinton’s administration, the White House will not be hosting an iftar—the meal Muslims consume to break their fast—in 2017.
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Former FBI Director James Comey misled the American people during last year’s presidential campaign when he referred to the Clinton email scandal as a “matter,” not an investigation. He did it willfully. He did it intentionally. And he did it at the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Mr. Comey misled the American people in the early weeks of the Trump administration by furthering the perception that President Trump was under investigation, when in fact he was not. He again did this willfully and intentionally. Comey recently admitted that, after being fired from the FBI, he had a friend leak an internal
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Reince Priebus, the then-RNC Chair, was never a fan of Donald Trump’s insurgency presidential campaign. Priebus was allied with party Establishment figures like Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and John Kasich. And yet, despite that anti-Trump history, Donald Trump made Priebus his White House Chief of Staff so that Priebus could utilize his extensive party contacts and influence to move the Trump agenda forward. That hasn’t happened and as a result Mr. Priebus is now poised to find himself standing outside the Trump White House looking in.“He won’t last the summer.” So goes the repeated mantra of several figures
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Jason Samenow, the Washington Post´s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang´s chief meteorologist, wrote a column today: "I worked on the EPA’s climate change website. Its removal is a declaration of war." Meanwhile, Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is recuperating from a bullet wound from a Democratic Party activist last week. From Samenow: This spring, political officials at the Environmental Protection Agency removed the agency’s climate change website, one of the world’s top resources for information on the science and effects of climate change.
A member of the House Freedom Caucus on Friday called on the Justice Department´s special counsel, Robert Mueller, to recuse himself in the federal probe into Russian election meddling. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Az) said the "integrity of his appointment" was in question due to Mueller´s friendship with ousted FBI Director James Comey. "His ability to be impartial is doubtful because he has surrounded himself with highly partisan lawyers who make a special practice to line the coffers of Democrats," the freshman Republican lawmaker said in a statement, referencing attorneys Mueller has hired who have Democratic political leanings.
The Obama administration is under fresh scrutiny for its response to Russian meddling in the election after new details emerged this week about how the White House weighed its actions against the 2016 political environment. Then-President Obama was too cautious in the months leading up to the election, frustrated Democratic lawmakers and strategists say. “It was inadequate. I think they could have done a better job informing the American people of the extent of the attack,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee who co-chairs the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. And even after the
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In a year that he would like to forget, which included his acrimonious divorce to Amber Heard, Johnny Depp appeared at a Q&A at the new Cinemageddon stage at Glastonbury. Introducing his 2004 film The Libertine, about a 17th-century poet who notoriously drank himself to an early death, the 54-year-old chose to discuss American politics. "I think [Donald] Trump needs help," he said. "There are a lot of dark places he could go." He added: "I´m not insinuating anything - by the way this will be in the press and it will be horrible - but when was the last
The end of the Supreme Court term looms, and with it the prospect — the terrifying prospect — of a retirement. Specifically, the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who will turn 81 next month and is the longest-serving current justice, named to the high court almost 30 years ago. So if Kennedy is inclined to retire, it is hard to begrudge him that choice. But his departure would be terrible for the court and terrible for the country. It could not come at a worse time. Any court vacancy these days, under a president of either party, triggers a battle
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