Tag Archive: FBI

Feb 02 2018

The Nunes Memo: Is That All There Is?

Earlier today Donald Trump released the controversial memo penned by House Intelligence Committee chair Devon Nunes and his staff with, possibly the assistance of the White House. It has turned out to be a huge nothing burger. It focused primarily on the FISA warrant that authorized the surveillance of former Trump foreign policy advisor Carter …

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Feb 01 2018

The Russian Connection: The Nunes Memo

Since Monday, we have been haggling over the Nunes memo, a four page document which was drafted by Devon Nunus, the Republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee and his staff, that allegedly cherry picks classified intelligence without having read the all the source material which is also classified,. the committee voted on straight party …

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Jan 29 2018

The Russian Connection: Assistant FBI Director McCabe Takes His Leave

It was announced this afternoon that Assistant Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe has stepped down from his position and would use his leave time until March when he is eligible to retire. This follows months of pressure from Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, Laughably, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders denied Trump had any hand in …

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Jan 12 2018

The Russian Connection: If This Be Treason

Treason as defined by Article 3, Section 3, Clause 1 of the Constitution: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt …

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Dec 01 2017

The Russian Connection: Flynn Admits He Lied

Late last night, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump had approached senior Republican senators over the summer asking them to end the investigation of his campaign’s connection to Russian meddling in the 2016 election. President Trump over the summer repeatedly urged senior Senate Republicans, including the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to …

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Aug 09 2017

The Russian Connection: FBI Raids Before Dawn

While the news cycle was focused on almost White House communications director Anthony “Mooch” Scaramucci’s potty mouth, a raid was taking place in the predawn hours of July 26 in Alexandria, Virginia. The FBI was executing a search warrant on the home of former trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, looking to seize documents and other …

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Jun 30 2017

The Russian Connection: Republican Disruption

Whatever are they up to? Grassley, Graham want the FBI’s Russia surveillance warrants By Austin Wright, Politico Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and panel member Lindsey Graham are asking the FBI to turn over some closely guarded secrets: its applications for warrants to spy on people suspected of helping Russia meddle in last year’s …

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May 10 2017

The Russian Connection: FBI Director Fired

There are a lot of Hillary supporters out there that think the firing of FBI Director James Comey was justice. Perhaps, there is a little satisfaction there but it was hardly the motive for the sudden dismissal. It is quite obvious that the real reason that Trump fired him was not his mishandling of the …

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Feb 24 2017

Obstruction of Justice

The first charge in the articles of impeachment against President Richard M. Nixon was obstruction of justice: Subsequent thereto, Richard M. Nixon, using the powers of his high office, engaged personally and through his subordinates and agents in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede, and obstruct the investigation of such unlawful …

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Feb 17 2017

Lies and the Lying Liars

Over the years, I have learned a couple of things, some of them very important, some not so much. I’ve learned from both experience and observation. One of the more important things I learned that prosecutors very rarely ask a witness a question they don’t already have the answer. It’s pretty much the same with …

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