Thursday, May 11, 2017

(LIVE STREAM) ACTING FBI DIR. MCCABE AT SENATE INTEL CTEE HEARING

The Democrats and the CIA say "the Russians hacked the DNC headquarters, Hillary's substandard server and/or campaign director Podesta" (or something) to achieve victory for Donald Trump. The content was never denied. The House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence are now investigating alleged collusion of the Trump campaign with Russia to no avail. #CIACoup

UPDATE:



May 11, 2017 Live Stream: Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe Testifies Before Senate Intel Ctee instead fired Director James Comey on the subject of world wide threats. 





May 10, 2017


GRAND JURY TARGETS FLYNN, ISSUES PUBPOENAS


Just hours after Trump dropped the hammer on James Comey, Federal prosecutors issued Grand Jury subpoenas to associates of Michael Flynn and others involved with the Trump campaign. Here’s the full story from The Hill: “Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas as part of the ongoing probe of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report. The subpoenas to associates of former national security adviser Michael Flynn are seeking business records, CNN said Tuesday. CNN confirmed with people familiar with the matter that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, Va., issued the subpoenas in recent weeks. (...)

Sources told CNN that the subpoenas went to associates who worked with Flynn on contracts following his firing as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014. Investigators are reportedly examining possible wrongdoing with Flynn’s handling of payment disclosures from clients tied to foreign governments. Officials briefed on the matter told CNN that the overseas governments include Russia and Turkey. (More)

Targeted in widening investigations of his foreign entanglements, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is at odds with his former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000 that Flynn’s firm sent back last year to the client. The disagreement points to inconsistencies in Flynn’s accounts to the U.S. government about his work for foreign interests. (...)

The difference matters because Flynn’s foreign business relationships and the veracity of his disclosures are under scrutiny by congressional, military and intelligence inquiries. Congressional committees and the Pentagon’s inspector general are separately examining whether Flynn was fully forthcoming about his foreign contacts and earnings from organizations linked to the governments of Russia and Turkey.

His firm’s Turkish work occurred while he was a top Trump campaign adviser. On Monday, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates told senators that Flynn’s misstatements about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. raised concerns that he could be targeted for blackmail. Yates also cited the possibility that Flynn could have broken federal law by operating as a paid foreign agent for the Turkish client without U.S. government permission. (More)





May 8, 2017


(LIVE STREAM) SENATE JUDICIARY HEARING ON RUSSIA




May 8, 2017 Live Stream: Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing. 

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are testifying before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee today, where they will discuss what she knows about the alleged collusion between Russian officials and President Trump‘s campaign team.





May 4, 2017


FEINSTEIN: NO EVIDENCE OF TRUMP RUSSIA COLLUSION


Senator Diane Feinstein shocked herself as well as Wolf Blitzer blurting out during a CNN interview that there is still no shred of evidence "at this time" of any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians in spite of various investigations over the course of many months! But like the blood hounds they are, they just haven't found it yet. In the meantime in a defamation lawsuit brought by Aleksej Gubarev, chief executive of the network solutions firm XBT there's this is on the infamous "dossier":
Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the infamous anti-Donald Trump dossier, acknowledges that a sensational charge his sources made about a tech company CEO and Democratic Party hacking is unverified. In a court filing, Mr. Steele also says his accusations against the president and his aides about a supposed Russian hacking conspiracy were never supposed to be made public, much less posted in full on a website for the world to see on Jan. 10. He defends himself by saying he was betrayed by his client and that he followed proper internal channels by giving the dossier to Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, to alert the U.S. government. Mr. Steele has not spoken publicly about his disputed opposition research project, but for the first time he is being forced to talk in a London court through his attorneys. Barristers for Mr. Steele and his Orbis Business Intelligence firm filed their first defense against. (More)






April 4, 2017


COMEY INVESTIGATED BY SENATE COMMITTEE



Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey demanding the story behind the FBI's reported plan to pay the author of a lurid and unsubstantiated dossier on candidate Donald Trump. In particular, Grassley appears to be zeroing in on the FBI's deputy director, Andrew McCabe, indicating Senate investigators want to learn more about McCabe's role in a key aspect of the Trump-Russia affair. Grassley began his investigation after the Washington Post reported on February 28 that the FBI, "a few weeks before the election," agreed to pay former British spy Christopher Steele to investigate Trump. Prior to that, supporters of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign had paid Steele to gather intelligence on Clinton's Republican rival. In the end, the FBI did not pay Steele, the Post reported, after the dossier "became the subject of news stories, congressional inquiries and presidential denials." (...)

But the most noteworthy thing about Grassley's letter is its focus on McCabe. Grassley noted that McCabe is already under investigation by the FBI's inspector general for playing a top role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation even though McCabe's wife accepted nearly $700,000 in political donations arranged by a close Clinton friend, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, for her run for state senate in Virginia. "While Mr. McCabe recused himself from public corruption cases in Virginia…he failed to recuse himself from the Clinton email investigation," Grassley wrote, "despite the appearance of a conflict created by his wife's campaign accepting $700,000 from a close Clinton associate during the investigation." Now, Grassley wrote, there could be a problem with McCabe's participation in the Trump-Russia probe. If McCabe had a conflict being too close to Clinton, how could he then investigate Trump? (More)





March 31, 2017

FLYNN TESTIMONY FOR IMMUNITY IS #FAKENEWS 


While very interesting from a historical perspective, this probe by the Senate Intel Ctee is so obviously a propaganda exercise, it's hard to understand why any Republican would support it. But then, the party has a large (globalist) establishment base that historically distrusts anything Russian. It is therefore no surprise the hearing silently descends into an old fogeys club that sees reds under every bed as if time stopped in 1989 with the falling of the wall. And then there is the Neocon NeverTrump tribe that is politically invested in the "Russia Hacked the Elections" narrative. A Wikileaks tweet is reminding us that the Hillary campaign had been pursuing that line since April 2016, and probably even earlier than that. And then there is the Flynn connection.

The media are trying to suggest that "testimony for immunity" is somehow an admission of guilt. Let's remind ourselves that to date there is no thred of evidence, except of the fact that Flynn was illegally outed and leaked. Flynn is simply offering to tell his end of the story (with Trump's blessing), just like Carter Page (tweet), former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump council and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. It is doubtful that the committee will want to hear what they have to say.

Update on 1pm ET: Both the Senate and the House Intel Ctees are at this time deny having received the Flynn testimony statement.




March 30, 2017

(LIVE STREAM) SENATE INTEL CTEE STARTS RUSSIA HEARINGS




Mar 30, 2017 Live Stream: Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian intelligence activities. 

This is evidently a globalist exercise. The globalist cabal is obviously clueless about technology. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Director of Russia & Eurasia program Eugene Rumer, Georgetown University Professor of Government Emeritus Roy Godson & Foreign Policy Research Institute Program on National Security Senior fellow Clint Watts testify. Do they know the Soviet Union stopped to exist some time ago?




Mar 29, 2017 US Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr:  20 individuals are to be questioned.




COMEY WANTED TO GO PUBLIC WITH THE RUSSIAN HACK

Obama nixed it: he needed Russia for the Iran appeasement operation; Hillary would win in any case.

FBI Director James Comey wanted to go public with information about alleged Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election but was blocked by the Obama administration, according to a report. Comey had floated the idea of writing an op-ed about the interference in June or July, Newsweek reported Wednesday, citing two unidentified sources. The U.S. intelligence community eventually did publicly state that Kremlin-backed actors attempted to influence the election toward President Trump’s victory by releasing emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee. Cybersecurity experts believed the hack stemmed from Russia soon after the emails were released in July, though the Obama administration did not formally accuse its former Cold War foe until early October. (More)




CLINTON CAMPAIGN MANAGER RUSSIA CONNECTION




Mar 28, 2017 Peter Schweizer: the former chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign manager John Podesta may have violated federal law.

On the day the Senate Intel Ctee starts hearing some 20 witnesses to argue that "Russia hacked the elections to elect Trump". In the meantime news is breaking of Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta's Russian relations.
Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Breitbart editor at large Peter Schweizer, the author of “Clinton Cash,” detailed how the former chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign John Podesta may have violated federal law by failing to disclose stock shares he owned from a Kremlin-funded company. Schweizer said, “In 2011, John Podesta joins the board of this very small energy company called Joule Energy based out of Massachusetts. About two months after he joins the board of a Russian entity called Rusnano, puts a billion rubles which is about 35-million-dollar into John Podesta’s company. Now, what is Rusnano? 
It’s not a private company, Steve. It is a fund directly funded by the Kremlin. In fact, the Russian science minister called Rusnano, Putin’s child. So you have the Russian government investing in one John Podesta’s businesses in 2011, while he is an advisor to Hillary Clinton at the State Department.” He continued, “So then in 2013, he goes to the White House, to be a special counselor to Barack Obama, and that requires that you, you know, have financial disclosures every year. In his financial disclosure form in 2013, he not only fails to disclose these 75,000 shares of stock that he has in Joule Energy which is funded in part by the Russian government. He also fails to disclose that he is on one of the three corporate board that this entity has. It’s got this very complex ownership structure. 
He discloses he is on the company in Massachusetts, that is he on the board of a company in the Netherlands, but he fails to disclose that he is also on the executive order of the holding company. That’s a clear violation of the disclosure rules that needs to be looked at.” He added, “What makes the Podesta case clear is there was a transfer of money and there was a transfer of a lot of money that stood to make John Podesta a lot of money. That is unique and that’s extremely troubling because at the time that transfer is taking place he is advising Hillary Clinton at the State Department. We know that from the Podesta emails that he is helping her make personnel decisions, speech decisions, policy decisions. He is meeting with her monthly. It’s a transfer of money from a foreign government, at the time, that is he was advising America’s chief diplomat, Hillary Clinton.”





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