Judge Jeanine Pirro Drops Gavel On Biased Russia ‘Witch Hunt’

by Amber Athey

{ dailycaller.com } ~ Judge Jeanine Pirro sat down with The Daily Caller for an exclusive interview about her upcoming book… and the bias in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. “This is one of the darkest moments in American history in terms of politics,” Pirro told TheDC. “These are people who try to do what they do in third world countries, which is depose a duly-elected leader, and it shouldn’t happen. It’s not going to happen because the American people are too smart.” “They see through the mainstream media and now, at least we live in a great country where we can take the veil down and let them see, as I do in my book, what is happening in Washington,” she said. “I am very dismayed at what we are seeing.”   http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/12/judge-jeanine-liars-leakers-liberals-russia/?utm_medium=email

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCupPjkfKCA

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Peter Strzok’s Biggest Problem Is Peter Strzok’s Text Messages

by Mark Tapscott

{ lifezette.com } ~ Over and over again during Thursday’s combative hearing… former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok argued that his repeated crude and bitterly critical cell-phone comments to his bureau colleague and mistress, lawyer Lisa Page, were meaningless. “I can tell you that those text messages are not indicative of bias,” Strzok said many dozens of times, referring to the communications between himself and Page. Repeatedly, Strzok also insisted that a recent Department of Justice inspector general’s report concluded his personal biases had no influence on any decisions made by the FBI in its investigations of former Secretary of State liar-Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to do official business and allegations that 2016 campaign aides to President Donald Trump colluded with Russian interests. Just as often, Republicans at the joint hearing of the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee either read verbatim statements by Strzok from his messages — or required the embattled FBI agent to read his statements aloud…  https://www.lifezette.com/2018/07/peter-strzoks-biggest-problem-is-peter-strzoks-text-messages/?utm_medium=email

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Trump pressured to cancel Putin meeting after new Russia indictments

by Gabby Morrongiello & Naomi Lim

{ washingtonexaminer.com } ~ President Trump is facing mounting pressure to confront Vladimir Putin during their bilateral summit next week about Russia’s cyberattacks during the 2016 election… following a series of indictments on Friday that accused Russian intelligence officers of hacking the emails of dummycrats-Democratic operatives to interfere with the U.S. presidential race. The latest charges against 12 Russian nationals, which Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced as Trump was midway through a visit to Windsor Castle on Friday, prompted bipartisan calls from lawmakers for the president to cancel his meeting with Putin or hold the Russian leader accountable in some fashion during their first one-on-one meeting. Sen. rino-John McCain, R-Ariz., led Republican opposition to the meeting, saying the indictments complemented a body of evidence confirming an extensive plot by Russia to “sow chaos and dissention among the American electorate, and undermine faith in our democracy.” “And despite repeated warnings from our nation’s top intelligence and military leaders, the Kremlin’s efforts to weaken our institutions have continued unabated with insufficient action taken by the administration or Congress to strengthen our cyber defenses, safeguard our election systems, and deter further destabilizing activities,” rino-McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement…  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/lawmakers-call-for-trump-to-cancel-putin-meeting-after-mueller-indictments?utm_source=WEX_News%20Brief_07/13/2018&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_News%20Brief

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dummycrats-Dems Will Get to Vote to Abolish All Immigration Enforcement Before Midterms

by John Binder

{ breitbart.com } ~ GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the dummycrats-Democrats will get to vote to abolish… all interior immigration enforcement before the 2018 midterm elections. As Breitbart News reported, House dummycrats-Democrats have crafted legislation that would abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency — the sole law enforcement unit tasked with arresting and deporting criminal illegal aliens. If dummycrats-Democrats had their way and ICE had been abolished five years ago, back in 2013, there would have been at least 1.64 million illegal aliens — many of whom are convicted criminals — released into U.S. neighborhoods and communities rather than being deported, as Breitbart News reported…   https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/12/kevin-mccarthy-dems-will-get-to-vote-to-abolish-all-immigration-enforcement-before-midterms/

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liar-nObama Returns to Boost scumbag-Eric Holder- Led Group Targeting Republicans in 12 States

by Joe Schoffstall

{ freebeacon.com } ~ Former president Barack liar-nObama, who has maintained a low profile since leaving the White House… reemerged in a new video to garner support for a redistricting group led by former attorney general scumbag-Eric Holder that is targeting Republican politicians in a dozen states across the country. The National dummycrats-Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), a group headquartered in Washington, D.C., and chaired by scumbag-Holder, emailed the video out on Wednesday. The NDRC seeks to enact a “comprehensive” strategy to impact the 2021 redistricting process by using electoral, legal, and ballot initiative components. “In America, politicians shouldn’t pick their voters. Voters are supposed to pick their politicians,” liar-nObama says in the video. “That’s why I supported former attorney general scumbag-Eric Holder in starting the National dummycrats-Democratic Redistricting Committee.” The group argues that Republican-controlled legislatures have locked in “structural advantages” that would determine future elections…Boy, are they really scared.   http://freebeacon.com/politics/obama-returns-boost-eric-holder-led-group-targeting-republicans-12-states/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=988db41476-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_12_09_36_COPY_73&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-988db41476-45611665

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Memos detail FBI’s ‘Hurry the F up pressure’ to probe Trump campaign

by John Solomon

{ thehill.com } ~ Multiple reviews of whether FBI agents’ political bias affected the Russia-Trump collusion case remain in their infancy, but investigators already have unearthed troubling internal communications long withheld from public view.

We already know from FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok’s now-infamous text messages with his fellow agent and reported lover, Lisa Page, that Strzok — the man driving that Russia collusion investigation — disdained Donald Trump and expressed willingness to use his law enforcement powers to “stop” the Republican from becoming president.

The question that lingers, unanswered: Did those sentiments affect official actions?

Memos the FBI is now producing to the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general and multiple Senate and House committees offer what sources involved in the production, review or investigation describe to me as “damning” or “troubling” evidence.

They show Strzok and his counterintelligence team rushing in the fall of 2016 to find “derogatory” information from informants or a “pretext” to accelerate the probe and get a surveillance warrant on figures tied to the future president.

One of those figures was Carter Page, an academic and an energy consultant from New York; he was briefly a volunteer foreign policy adviser for the GOP nominee’s campaign and visited Moscow the summer before the election.

The memos show Strzok, Lisa Page and others in counterintelligence monitored news articles in September 2016 that quoted a law enforcement source as saying the FBI was investigating Carter Page’s travel to Moscow.

The FBI team pounced on what it saw as an opportunity as soon as Page wrote a letter to then-FBI Director James Comey complaining about the “completely false” leak.

“At a minimum, the letter provides us a pretext to interview,” Strzok wrote to Lisa Page on Sept. 26, 2016.

Within weeks, that “pretext” — often a synonym for an excuse — had been upsized to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant, giving the FBI the ability to use some of its most awesome powers to monitor Carter Page and his activities.

To date, the former Trump adviser has been accused of no wrongdoing despite being subjected to nearly a year of surveillance.

Some internal memos detail the pressure being applied by the FBI to DOJ prosecutors to get the warrant on Carter Page buttoned up before Election Day.

In one email exchange with the subject line “Crossfire FISA,” Strzok and Lisa Page discussed talking points to get then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to persuade a high-ranking DOJ official to sign off on the warrant.

“Crossfire Hurricane” was one of the code names for four separate investigations the FBI conducted related to Russia matters in the 2016 election.

“At a minimum, that keeps the hurry the F up pressure on him,” Strzok emailed Page on Oct. 14, 2016, less than four weeks before Election Day.

Four days later the same team was emailing about rushing to get approval for another FISA warrant for another Russia-related investigation code-named “Dragon.”

“Still an expedite?” one of the emails beckoned, as the FBI tried to meet the requirements of a process known as a Woods review before a FISA warrant can be approved by the courts.

“Any idea what time he can have it woods-ed by?” Strzok asked Page. “I know it’s not going to matter because DOJ is going to take the time DOJ wants to take. I just don’t want this waiting on us at all.”

Until all the interviews are completed by Congress and DOJ’s inspector general later this year, we won’t know why counterintelligence agents who normally take a methodical approach to investigation felt so much pressure days before the election on this case.

Were they concerned about losing a chance to gather evidence at a critical moment? Or maybe, as some Republicans long have suspected, they wanted to impact the election?

The agents got the Carter Page warrant in October and, within two weeks, Democrats in Congress such as then-Sen. Harry dinky-Reid (Nev.) and some media members were raising questions about the FBI withholding word of a probe that could hurt Trump. FBI agents monitored those reports, too.

The day after Trump’s surprising win on Nov. 9, 2016, the FBI counterintelligence team engaged in a new mission, bluntly described in another string of emails prompted by another news leak.

“We need ALL of their names to scrub, and we should give them ours for the same purpose,” Strzok emailed Page on Nov. 10, 2016, citing a Daily Beast article about some of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s allegedly unsavory ties overseas.

“Andy didn’t get any others,” Page wrote back, apparently indicating McCabe didn’t have names to add to the “scrub.”

“That’s what Bill said,” Strzok wrote back, apparently referring to then-FBI chief of counterintelligence William Priestap. “I suggested we need to exchange our entire lists as we each have potential derogatory CI info the other doesn’t.” CI is short for confidential informants.

It’s an extraordinary exchange, if for no other reason than this: The very day after Trump wins the presidency, some top FBI officials are involved in the sort of gum-shoeing normally reserved for field agents, and their goal is to find derogatory information about someone who had worked for the president-elect.

As the president-elect geared up to take over, the FBI made another move that has captured investigators’ attention: It named an executive with expertise in the FBI’s most sensitive surveillance equipment to be a liaison to the Trump transition.

On its face, that seems odd; technical surveillance nerds aren’t normally the first picks for plum political assignments. Even odder, the FBI counterintelligence team running the Russia-Trump collusion probe seemed to have an interest in the appointment.

These and other documents are still being disseminated to various oversight bodies in Congress, and more revelations are certain to occur.

Yet, now, irrefutable proof exists that agents sought to create pressure to get “derogatory” information and a “pretext” to interview people close to a future president they didn’t like.

Clear evidence also exists that an investigation into still-unproven collusion between a foreign power and a U.S. presidential candidate was driven less by secret information from Moscow and more by politically tainted media leaks.

And that means the dots between expressions of political bias and official actions just got a little more connected.

http://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/395776-memos-detail-fbis-hurry-the-f-up-pressure-to-probe-trump-campaign

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