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Maybe consider the fact that they are the swamp. Led by the mango colored swamp creature.
The whole Russia investigation is actually a cover for a sting operation. The reason it is taking so long is they want to get as many Deep Staters as possible and perhaps Clinton and Obama. It is why it has taken so long to fire the like of Strzock, McCabe, Yates and others. He wants to follow their trails.
As all sting operations go, not everything is peachy and they had to throw the media a bone now and then to keep the original premise alive and perpetuate the ruse. It wouldn't be the first time the media was played. Gen Schwartzkopf did it in Iraq I.
True or not....it's genius. Look for an October surprise.
AND it was just announced that Cohen will plead guilty and cooperate w Mueller.
All this winning!
"The New York Times reported that the deal does not involve a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors. " 3-5 and he likely will not serve 2. For crimes that had nothing to do with President Trump.
Meanwhile, President Trump continues to knock it out of the park for WE The People! Thank you President Trump!
Maybe nothing solid on Obama, but Hillary??????? Barney Fife could get enough to put her away for years. As they say " a good DA could indict a ham sandwich"
When those spies were having trouble finding any dirt on The Donald, it now appears as though Clinton helped to plant some dirt herself.
Anatoli Samochornov, a Russian translator who was present at the infamous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with campaign officials, testified that he was previously an interpreter for Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Barack Obama.
Samochornov also said that he held a “public trust” clearance from the U.S. government. The clearance provides a level of screening for individuals who do government work described as sensitive, but whose positions do not require a security clearance.
Samochornov was previously identified as being the Russian translator who was present at the meeting at which Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya reportedly argued against the Magnitsky Act, which sanctions Russian officials. The meeting was set up with Donald Trump Jr., presented as being about information regarding Hillary Clinton. Veselnitskaya says she does not speak English and has given interviews to U.S. news media outlets through translators.
So Where is this going?
Breitbart News reported last year that according to his LinkedIn profile, from 2005 until at least that year Samochornov was a project manager at the Meridian International Center, which describes itself as a “nonprofit, global leadership organization headquartered in Washington, DC.” Meridian is a principal partner of the U.S. State Department.
The Breitbart News report noted at the time that Samochornov’s LinkedIn profile further describes his work on behalf of the State Department, purportedly while he was at Meridian. The timeline of his work at Meridian included the period when Clinton was secretary of state.
Now it has emerged that in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Samochornov described his work personally interpreting on one occasion for Clinton, “two or three times” for Kerry, and for “Mr. Obama’s summits at the United Nations.”
Not only do we have spies planted within the Trump campaign to collect information presumably for Hillary Clinton, but now we have a translator at the scene of a possible set-up who was employed several times by several high ranking democrats, including President at the time Barack Obama.
Oh, and he has some extraneous security clearances issued by the government.
“Ohr told the FBI it (the Fake Dossier) wasn’t true, it was a lie and the FBI was determined to use it anyway to damage Trump and to perpetrate a fraud on the court to spy on the Trump campaign. This is a fraud on the court. The Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is in……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018
…charge of the FISA court. He should direct the Presiding Judge, Rosemary Collier, to hold a hearing, haul all of these people from the DOJ & FBI in there, & if she finds there were crimes committed, and there were, there should be a criminal referral by her….” @GreggJarrett
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018
As the Mueller Probe enters it’s sixteenth month, following a ten month FBI counterintelligence investigation, Congressional committees, outside groups such as Tom Fitton’s Judicial Watch and even the DOJ’s own Inspector General’s team have gathered a wealth of information of their own. There is currently more than enough evidence to support the appointment of a second Special Counsel.
The last two years have been akin to watching a polaroid photo develop in very slow motion. And right now, it’s at about the halfway point. If nothing is done, we can expect Mueller’s investigation to grind on for the second half of Trump’s first term, ever reminding American citizens that their president is under suspicion for some nameless, but sinister, act.
The likelihood that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose relationship with President Trump is at an all-time low, would do so is almost nonexistent.
Yes, back in March, Sessions appointed Utah US Attorney John Huber to work with the DOJ’s Inspector General’s team, but the limitations inherent in such a step still fall far short of what are needed to combat what is emerging as the biggest political conspiracy in American history.
And, of course, the DOJ Inspector General’s (IG) team has uncovered and reported a great deal of information. The DOJ IG investigates fraud and, if applicable, can make criminal referrals. But that’s where his or her authority ends. It is still up to our cowardly Attorney General to decide whether or not to charge an individual with a crime.
Jeff Sessions, who was Trump’s earliest supporter in the Senate, has never been known for his boldness. He has become very “protective” of his DOJ colleagues during his tenure as Attorney General, hence, his reluctance (or his denial) to accuse them of wrongdoing.
Consequently, what alternatives does Trump really have? Even if he could arrange for Mueller to be ousted, the backlash would be politically disastrous for him. The same would be true if he fired Jeff Sessions or Rod Rosenstein.
As Mueller continues to investigate ten-year-old claims of tax evasion by Paul Manafort and Trump’s hush money to a porn star for a one-night-stand 12 years ago, the crimes of Trump’s accusers are starting to mount. It was alleged that a Chinese-owned company hacked Hillary’s server and inserted code that sent copies of each email, in real time, to their computer. I wrote a post about that here. We learned from Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch that the FISA Court held no hearings before issuing their warrant to surveil Carter Page. We also heard about the inconsistencies between the testimonies of Bruce Ohr, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson and FBI attorney Lisa Page before Congress here.
But perhaps the most significant takeaways of the week came from the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel’s congressional source.
Bruce Ohr confirmed that, before the FBI submitted their first application to the FISA Court for a warrant to spy on Carter Page in October 2016, Ohr had informed them of Steele’s extraordinary hatred of then-candidate Donald Trump. The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel wrote that a “Congressional source” offered some corroborating details.
Ohr testified that, following a meeting with Christopher Steele in September 2016, he had written down some notes for his records. The notes said Steele “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.”
Ohr said he had verbally warned his FBI contacts that Steele had a “credibility problem alerting the bureau to Mr. Steele’s leanings and motives.” He also informed them that his wife, Nellie Ohr, was working for Fusion GPS on the dossier project.
1. Ohr said, moreover, that he delivered this information before the FBI’s first application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for a warrant against Trump aide Carter Page, in October 2016. Yet the FBI made no mention of this warning in the application, instead characterizing Mr. Steele as a “reliable” source.
2. Nor does the application note that a senior Justice Department official’s spouse was contributing to the dossier and benefiting financially from a document the FBI was using in an investigation. That matters both because the FBI failed to flag the enormous conflict and because Mr. Steele’s work product potentially wasn’t entirely his own.
3. No reference to Mr. Ohr—direct or cloaked—can be found in any of the applications for Page warrants, according to those who have seen them. This despite his more than a dozen conversations with FBI agents over the course of the probe that addressed the content in and sourcing behind the surveillance applications. I’m told Mr. Ohr made clear that these conversations variously included all the heavyweights in the FBI investigation—former lead investigator Peter Strzok, former FBI senior lawyer Lisa Page, and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. So senior people were very aware of his role, information and conflict.
All this is what Republicans are referring to when they hint that the Ohr interview provided solid evidence that the FBI abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. “Before yesterday, we thought the FBI and DOJ had not disclosed material facts they were aware of in the FISA application. If Bruce Ohr testified truthfully, we now know that to be the case,” Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas tweeted Wednesday. (The Justice Department declined to comment, citing an inspector-general investigation.)
Ohr also “told congressional investigators this week that while initially he reached out to the FBI, the bureau also later came looking for information about Mr. Steele.”
After the FBI learned that Steele had leaked the dossier story to the media, they fired him. However, they still wanted access to Steele’s information, so they used Ohr as a conduit.
The bottom line is that:
The FBI knew about Steele’s intense bias against Trump and they had fired him for speaking to the media, yet they still used his information as the basis for their FISA Court application where they misrepresented him as a reliable source and they “continued to seek his information.”
Steele had been working with the FBI since July 2016. Ohr reached out to the FBI several months later. Strassel wonders:
Why would Mr. Steele then go to work on a Justice Department source, and refunnel the same allegations to the bureau? The likely answer is that the Fusion crowd wanted to exert maximum pressure on the FBI to act.
And she concludes that:
The obvious answer is politics.
The evidence continues to mount that the FBI didn’t want to know about bias, or about conflicts of interest, or about the political paymasters behind the dossier—and it certainly didn’t want the surveillance court to know. It wanted to investigate Donald Trump.
The appointment of a special counsel is essential to organize all aspects of this conspiracy, all the actors, all the accomplices, and to detangle the web of the left’s deception. An exacting timeline must be prepared if anyone is to be held accountable.
Trump has been quietly allowing the scenario to play out. He has tried to remain on the sidelines for fear that his intervention would be viewed as evidence of his guilt.
But, after over two years, it doesn’t show any signs of stopping, because Mueller wants to keep the cloud of suspicion hovering over the Trump administration for as long as he can.
In the meantime, the real crimes have been committed by Hillary Clinton and by officials at the top of the Obama administration, perhaps even by Obama himself.
A special prosecutor needs to be appointed and given free access to all of the resources Mueller has had at his disposal including access to unredacted documents which DOJ and FBI officials have been so reluctant to provide. The prosecutor can take the evidence that’s already been revealed and run with it until all the corruption has been exposed and all of those who abused their power have been brought to justice. It’s time to fight back.
"Fox News host Jeanine Pirro said Sunday that she believes various forces in Washington have conspired to “frame” President Trump and bog down his administration with scandal and controversy.
“Nobody is looking at the corruption. It’s all one-sided, the corruption on the part of the Democrats," Pirro told radio host John Catsimatidis in an interview on AM 970 New York. "This president was framed. It’s that simple.”
“I’ve been in law enforcement for over three decades. This guy was framed," Pirro continued. "The crisscrossing and the incestuous nature of our government in an attempt to prevent the outsider president that we wanted from getting elected is frightening.”
Pirro, a former judge and ardent supporter of Trump, echoed claims the president has made before that he was framed "for crimes he didn't commit."
In May, Trump tweeted an unverified claim that the FBI placed a mole in his campaign team and suggested that the agency was attempting to "frame" him for alleged wrongdoings associated with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.
Mueller's probe has ensnared several former members of Trump's campaign with criminal charges, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was convicted last month of eight charges of bank and tax fraud.
Trump and his allies have repeatedly sought to discredit Mueller's investigation by declaring it a "witch hunt."
Pirro also took shots at Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions, echoing Trump's claims that Sessions has been ineffective in leading the Justice Department.
“That guy [Jeff] Sessions, he has no prosecutorial balls. It’s as simple as that. … He’s hiding in the corner. I don’t know what he’s doing,” she said.
Sessions has drawn the president’s ire since he recused himself from Mueller's investigation. Trump has repeatedly slammed the probe and called on Sessions to take a tougher stance against Mueller's team.
Amid murmurings that the president could fire Sessions soon, Trump told Bloomberg News earlier this week that he likely wouldn’t fire Sessions before November’s midterm elections. While some Republican senators have opposed such a move, others close to Trump have expressed openness to the idea now.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who previously said there would be “holy hell” to pay should Sessions be fired, appeared to take a new stance on the issue earlier this week.
"We need an attorney general that can work with the president, that can lead the Department of Justice. This relationship is beyond repair, I think," he said."