Monday, December 4, 2017

ROGUE FBI AGENT OBSTRUCTED HOUSE INTEL PROBE

ObamaGate started with investigations under the false pretense that "Russia hacked the election". The House Intel Ctee chairman Nunes vindicated that President Trump was surveilled (Senate probe). Obama officials unmasked US private citizens; the information was then leaked to the media. The House Judicial Committee finally started a broad investigation and has requested a Special Counsel

UPDATE: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., threatened the Department of Justice and FBI on Saturday night with a threat to hold both agencies in contempt of Congress for hiding details concerning the removal of a top FBI agent from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling. The censure came amid a bombshell Washington Post report on Saturday that Mueller dismissed FBI agent Peter Strzok from his team after the Justice Department’s Inspector General unearthed anti-Trump text messages between Strzok and his mistress, attorney Lisa Page–who worked for FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and also served on the Mueller [ed.: and the Clinton, Weiner, Abedin] probe. The discovery of the extramarital affair and the biased text messages took place over the summer. Strzok–who interviewed Hillary Clinton in 2016 and was a leading agent on the Trump-Russia collusion probe–was not only removed from the Mueller investigation, but demoted to the FBI’s human resources department. (More)






Nov. 30, 2017


HOUSE INTEL THREATENS FBI, DOJ WITH CONTEMPT




Nov. 29, 2017 House investigators seek contempt citations against FBI, DOJ.

Senior counsel for the House Intelligence Committee earlier this month urged Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., to pursue contempt of Congress citations against the FBI and Justice Department for failing to turn over key documents and an FBI witness in the probe over whether the Obama White House used the unsubstantiated "Trump Dossier" to surveil Trump associates, Fox News Channel reports. "After eight months of ongoing verbal, written and subpoenaed requests — and engagement by Committee and House leadership at the highest levels — DOJ, FBI continues to impede the Committee's legitimate investigative efforts and hinders the Committee's ability to conduct oversight," wrote Kash Patel in the internal memo obtained by Fox News. (More)





Nov. 23, 2017


FUSION GPS LINKED TO TWO ANTI TRUMP SCHEMES


Unsealed court documents reveal that the firm behind the salacious 34-page Trump-Russia Dossier, Fusion GPS, was paid $523,000 by a Russian businessman convicted of tax fraud and money laundering, whose lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was a key figure in the infamous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower arranged by Fusion GPS associate Rob Goldstone. In short, D.C. opposition research firm Fusion GPS is the common denominator linked to two schemes used to damage the Trump campaign. (...) Of note, the 34-page dossier created by Fusion was reportedly used to obtain a FISA surveillance warrant on one-time adviser to the Trump campaign, Carter Page. Quite a bit more notable is the fact that Glenn Simpson met with Natalia Veselnitskaya hours before the Trump Tower meeting, and also met with Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta the day after the 34-page dossier was published by BuzzFeed.

Glenn gets around. InFusion of Funds The Daily Caller's Chuck Ross - who has done an outstanding job turning over stones and finding gold - now reports that the heavily redacted Fusion GPS bank records unsealed Tuesday reveal DNC law firm Perkins Coie paid Fusion a total of $1,024,408 in 2016 for opposition research on then-candidate Donald Trump - including the 34-page dossier. Ross also reports that law firm Baker Hostelter paid Fusion $523,651 between March and October 2016 on behalf of a company owned by Russian businessman and money launderer Denis Katsyv to research Bill Browder, a London banker who helped push through the Magnitsky Act - named after deceased Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who Browder hired to investigate Russian corruption. (More)





Nov. 17, 2017

FBI NOR DOJ VERIFIED THE RUSSIAN "DOSSIER"


FBI and Justice Department officials have told congressional investigators in recent days that they have not been able to verify or corroborate the substantive allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign outlined in the Trump dossier. (...) According to sources familiar with the matter, neither the FBI nor the Justice Department has provided documents in response to that part of the committee's subpoena. But in face-to-face briefings with congressional staff, according to those sources, FBI and DOJ officials have said they cannot verify the dossier's charges of a conspiracy between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. The news appears to contradict recent statements from some top Democrats. "A lot of it has turned out to be true," Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence panel, told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. (More)


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