Flynn hearing today

Just the NewsArmed with bombshell documents suggesting FBI misconduct, lawyers for Michael Flynn on Tuesday will try to persuade a skeptical judge to vacate the former national security adviser's guilty plea for lying and dismiss the charge.

Sullivan's goal appears to be to push Flynn's case past the election at any cost to his reputation as an impartial judge. Why is Sullivan so focused on that? What does the Deep State have on him?

UPDATE: Background on the hearing.

Categories Spygate

Tue Sep 29 10:28:25 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Steele's primary source believed to be Russian spy; FBI knew

Sara CarterIn a bombshell letter released a letter Thursday night by Graham’s committee from Justice Department Attorney General William Barr revealed a declassified summary from the bureau indicating that former British spy Christopher Steele’s primary sub-source in his debunked dossier was believed to be a Russian spy. Not only was the sub source believed to be a spy but the FBI knew about it and had conducted a counterintelligence investigation on the individual.

“In light of this newly declassified information, I will be sending the FISA Court the information provided to inform them how wide and deep the effort to conceal exculpatory information regarding the Carter Page warrant application was in 2016 and 2017,” said Graham. “A small group of individuals in the Department of Justice and FBI should be held accountable for this fraud against the court. I do not believe they represent the overwhelming majority of patriotic men and women who work at the Department of Justice and FBI.”

The investigation into Steele's source dates back to 2011, and had probable cause the man was a Russian agent (FBI planned to get a FISA before the source left the country). When the FBI interviewed the source in 2017, they did not ask about any connections to Russian intelligence despite the previous investigation, and they did not mention that previous investigation in any of the FISAs filed on Carter Page. That seems to tilt the scales heavily towards deliberate deception of the FISC.

It's worth noting that "It was all Russian disinformation" appears to be the FBI's line of defense on this topic, perhaps on the theory that incompetence is rarely criminal. Given the previous investigation into this man, the three FISA renewals that followed his interview, and the avoidance of the topic when interviewing him in 2017, it's hard to spin that as simple incompetence.

To borrow a phrase... they knew or should have known.

Also worth noting: It doesn't matter whether Steele's source and his information was actually a Russian disinformation campaign or not. Failing to disclose the possibility and the evidence for it in the FISA itself is a breach of the FBI's duty of candor to that court. The FBi is not entitled to think it over and make a judgement call about whether to include the information or not. They are required to disclose so that the FISC can make its own judgement call.

Categories Spygate

Tue Sep 29 02:45:56 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Nine discarded Trump ballots found in Pennsylvania

It's a small number of ballots found in a trash can, presumably dropped there by a postal worker. But the fact that they were all for Trump is suggestive of a political bias. More missing ballots in Wisconsin.

Vote for Trump in person.

Tue Sep 29 01:45:56 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Texas Reloaded

Mon Sep 28 02:53:13 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Anti-Trump FBI and CIA agents purchased liability insurance?!

Federal law enforcement officials do not need professional liability insurance when they are doing their jobs within the law. They are covered by a judicial doctrine called qualified immunity when they are following the law, the same doctrine that protests local police, prosecutors, and judges. Buying additional liability insurance on top of that should be viewed as an admission that their investigation into Trump was likely improper and lawless.

Read the article; it has newly released FBI text messages. These come from a new court filing by Sidney Powell, and includes the new information that FBI investigators abused the Patriot Act in their surveillance of Flynn by filing "National Security Letters" to obtain information about him. Those letters are never reviewed by courts, and at least one FBI agent admitted they were used as a pretext to find dirt on Flynn.

It's worth noting these messages come from agents who were expressing doubts and concerns about the legality of what they were doing. Some of them may be good folks who didn't ask to be caught up in a political investigation. Just following orders is never a good excuse, but these guys may already be cooperating with Durham or one of the other investigations.

Categories Spygate

Mon Sep 28 01:53:13 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

A recess appointment to the Supreme Court?

Assuming the Senate actually goes into recess, this seems like a good idea. We really do not want a Supreme Court tied 4-4 during election season. It does open things up to some legal risks; recess appointments have been challenged on various grounds and Congress has been less than willing to admit it is in recess in recent years, precisely to block such appointments. It would also risk reducing the urgency of a permanent confirmation vote.

But the payoff of a full court that can resolve election issues decisively may spare us from a terrible drawn-out election season of rioting and endlessly "discovered" ballots.

If the Senate does not promptly confirm Trump's nominee permanently, Trump should make the recess appointment so the court can function in the meantime.

Sun Sep 27 02:28:25 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The consequences of Obama's military purge

We are now facing the real possibility of a military coup should Trump win reelection.

Sun Sep 27 01:28:25 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Some developments in Durham's investigative course

There is now an admission by DOJ that all four Carter Page FISAs were deficient, previously only one or two of the applications were considered improper. Durham is requesting permission from the FISC to access the improperly collected information (from the Carter Page FISA) to conduct his investigation and potential prosecution. Read the whole article.

This is a generally positive sign. I'd worry that it could lead to delay, but the decision appears to be dated from June 25th, so Durham has had this information for a while.

Categories Spygate

Sat Sep 26 02:25:13 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Barr advocates charging rioters with sedition

This would be a heavy application of federal power to shut down riots, but given that the riots are being instigated, organized, and funded in a manner that seems deliberately designed to overthrow the government... go for it. We cannot allow ourselves to be paralyzed by riots indefinitely.

Sat Sep 26 01:25:13 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More details about Brennan's anti-Trump task force

One member was alleged to be Andrea Kendall-Taylor, a Hillary Clinton donor and colleague of "whistleblower" Eric Ciaramella who was later an important figure in the failed plot to impeach Trump.

Brennan allegedly ignored evidence Putin actually favored Clinton. Analysts reported feeling political pressure to back Brennan despite weak underlying intelligence.

Durham is allegedly using a 50 page report produced by the House Intel Committee (before Schiff took over; Schiff promptly buried it) as a roadmap. This should make Brennan nervous despite his lawyer nervously interjecting that Durham promised he wasn't actually a suspect yet.

Worth noting: generally, Durham's team has not leaked. When we see leaks like this mentioning Durham, it's usually from the other side trying to control the narrative or slow-drip damaging revelations.

There's a lot of chatter.

Fri Sep 25 11:57:05 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Are the Chinese Communists funding BLM?

As self-admitted "trained Marxists" BLM leadership would certainly be amenable to such a deal, and it seems that at least some funding exists. Combine that with BLM's rioting, and Barr should have all the evidence he needs to designate them as a foreign influence group.

Fri Sep 25 02:12:42 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Kyle Rittenhouse: The Truth in 11 Minutes

Fri Sep 25 01:12:42 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

An important point about the wiped phones

Front Page MagIn my view, the Mueller team members who wiped their phones clean of data belong in jail. I don't say these things hastily or take these matters lightly. I give people every benefit of the doubt, even when they don't deserve it. But it is clear that it is statistically not feasible to have this all be "an accident" as claimed. This was obviously intentional.

It’s important to understand that even if evidence was destroyed pertaining to the illicit origins of the “Russian collusion” investigation, the mere destruction of the evidence constitutes a potential crime. Arguably, Mueller team members violated the federal records act by destroying federal records. They have destroyed evidence in the course of an investigation, and they have obstructed justice. The people they indicted during the course of their hefty taxpayer-funded witch hunt, went to jail for lesser crimes than these. They should be called in front of a grand jury and if they lie, then perjury charges should be slapped on them as well.

I fully agree here. I think the mass phone wipe constitutes destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice at worst, and at the least can be charged as destruction of federal records. In my opinion (I'm not a lawyer) the Mueller team committed a grave error that exposes everyone who participated in wiping their phones to criminal prosecution, which should prove very handy as leverage in convincing them to turn on each other chasing a plea deal.

It's also possible this was set up as a kind of mutual defense exercise. If they all wipe their phones and refuse to testify, then it becomes that much harder to prosecute anyone for crimes more serious than deleting government records.

But there's a lot of leverage in even low-level felony charges, especially if you throw in conspiracy against the whole group, and there may well be chargeable crimes within the special counsel's official actions that can be brought to bear as encouragement. And the wipe will certainly count as evidence of consciousness of guilt.

Categories Spygate

Thu Sep 24 02:28:58 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Two Virginia residents arrested near Trump in Ohio with concealed firearm

They had a Glock handgun, 200 rounds of ammunition in a backpack, four tourniquets, two shovels, and a pitchfork. That's a really weird combination of gear. And they were charged with "making terroristic threats" along with trespassing and the concealed weapon charges, which makes me think they are alleged to have said something threatening rather than cooperating.

It's also the second time people with a gun and lots of ammunition in a backpack have been arrested near Trump, and it comes on the heals of a woman's arrest for mailing ricin to the President.

Thu Sep 24 01:28:58 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Twitter censoring ObamaGate film

Categories Spygate

Wed Sep 23 02:25:48 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Why are public schools supporting Black Lives Matter?

These are public schools; they aren't supposed to have political opinions, much less press those opinions on the children they are entrusted with educating. Check the article; it's basically "teaching" propaganda and actually promoting participation in protests.

Wed Sep 23 01:25:48 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What happened to Joe Biden?

Tue Sep 22 02:41:07 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Strzok has a book out

And he's in the media trying to distance himself and the investigation from the Steele dossier. But McCabe testified under penalty of perjury that without the dossier, there would have been no FISA against Page. And we've seen the actual FISA, so we know that it had nothing but the FISA itself for its core claims. .

Categories Spygate

Tue Sep 22 01:41:07 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

This is what a Black Lives Matter protest looks like

Disrupting peaceful diners by literally smashing the plates on their table, surrounding them, intimidating them until they flee.

Mon Sep 21 02:47:20 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Twitter as Chinese propaganda for the virus panic and BLM

Mon Sep 21 01:47:20 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Letters sent to Trump, law enforcement found to contain ricin

New York TimesLetters sent in recent days to the White House and to local law enforcement agencies in Texas contained the lethal substance ricin, and investigators are trying to determine whether other envelopes with the toxin were sent through the postal system, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter said on Saturday.

Investigators believe that the letters were sent from Canada and have identified a woman as a suspect, the official said.

The letter to the White House, which was addressed to President Trump, was intercepted, as were the letters to a detention facility and a sheriff’s office in Texas.

A suspect has now been apprehended.

This is what happens when you dehumanize your political opponents.

Sun Sep 20 22:52:26 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

We cannot risk a tied Supreme Court on election day

Cruz is right. A 4-4 tie at the Supreme Court would prevent the court from deciding the probably inevitably election cases decisively. We need a court that is capable of making solid rulings about election cases rather than risking 4-4 decisions that result in circuit splits along political lines.

Sun Sep 20 02:32:07 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Vote Fraud in Pennsylvania

Apparently, election officials won't be allowed to invalidate ballots whose signature doesn't match in Pennsylvania. That's going to remove one of the very few protections against vote fraud in mail-in balloting. To make it worse, the state will also (by a ruling from their Supreme Court) count mail-in ballots for up to three days after election day. Those ballots can also be placed in "drop boxes" at "satellite offices", meaning no postmarks are required, and "all registered voters" must be allowed to vote by mail.

This is a recipe for fraud and they will be "finding" those boxes for days after the election, just as soon as they know how many votes they need to manufacture.

Sun Sep 20 01:32:07 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Democrats suppressing low COVID-19 numbers to justify continued shutdown

Categories Fake News Coronavirus

Sat Sep 19 02:59:07 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fake News

CBS News uses a picture from a Trump rally to illustrate a Biden rally. Did they think no one would notice the signs, hats, and so on?

Of course, when you look at the pictures from the actual Biden rally, it's understandable. The media are desperate.

Categories Fake News

Sat Sep 19 01:59:07 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Next -->

This website is an Amazon affiliate and will receive financial compensation for products purchased from Amazon through links on this site.