Multiple security incidents in Hillary's emails

Sara CarterIn a letter to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the State Department revealed that it has identified “multiple security incidents” involving current or former employees’ handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails, and that 23 “violations” and seven “infractions” have been issued as part of the department’s ongoing investigation.

“To this point, the Department has assessed culpability to 15 individuals, some of whom were culpable in multiple security incidents,” Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the State Department’s Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, wrote to Grassley. “DS has issued 23 violations and 7 infractions incidents. … This number will likely change as the review progresses.”

“In every instance in which the Department found an individual to be culpable of a valid security violation or three or more infractions, the Department forwarded the outcome to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Office of Personnel Security and Suitability (DS/PSS), to be placed in the individuals’ official security file,” Taylor wrote. “All valid security incidents are reviewed by DS and taken into account every time an individual’s eligibility for access to classified information is considered.

I wonder how many of them are being added to Hillary's file? Since it was her server that created the issue, she should get tagged in all of them, even if she didn't send any of the messages herself. (And surely she did send at least some).

Thu Jun 20 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The FEC Deep State

American GreatnessAccording to the complainant, however, “there is reason to believe that Hillary for America and the DNC filed false reports by (a) failing to accurately report the ‘purpose’ of disbursements, describing disbursements for ‘legal services’ or ‘legal and compliance consulting’ when the actual purpose was research, and (b) inaccurately reporting payments to Perkins Coie that were, in reality, earmarked for Fusion GPS, in violation of FECA’s reporting requirements.”

In his House Intelligence Committee testimony, Simpson said that Perkins Coie paid Fusion $50,000 per month plus expenses beginning in April 2016. Steele, in turn, was paid about $180,000 for his foreign-sourced opposition research. (The only difference between what the Democrats actually did in 2016 and what Trump suggested this week is that the Democrats paid big bucks for their international meddling efforts.)

But the FEC still hasn’t taken action on the complaint—and there might be a reason why. Before joining the FEC, Weintraub herself was an attorney at Perkins Coie, serving as “Of Counsel to the Political Law Group” according to her FEC bio. A spokesman confirmed to me in an email that “nothing yet” has happened with the complaint and he could not say whether Weintraub has recused herself from investigating the claims against Clinton campaign and the DNC.

Why hasn't the FEC acted on this complaint?

Wed Jun 19 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

State Dept links to Steele, House Democrat leadership

Tue Jun 18 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

This is what obstruction of justice looks like

Judicial WatchJudicial Watch announced today that the FBI released 277 pages of redacted records in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that show the FBI failed to produce information from an August 2015 meeting with Intelligence Community Inspector General about Hillary Clinton’s email server. The FBI claimed that notes are “missing” and the CD containing notes from meeting is likely “damaged” irreparably.

The CD was cracked... almost as if someone had smashed it with a hammer.

Mon Jun 17 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Bruce Ohr got bonuses even after demotion

Sara CarterDepartment of Justice official Bruce Ohr —who was a backchannel for the former British spy who compiled the anti-President Donald Trump dossier — received a total of $42,520 in performance bonuses from the Justice Department. He received those bonuses after being demoted for a conflict of interest and for not informing his superiors that his wife, Nellie Ohr, was working for the embattled research firm Fusion GPS, which hired former British spy Christoper Steele to compile the now debunked dossier.

According to documents unearthed by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, after Ohr’s removal from his position as Associate Attorney General in 2017 and then later after his transfer from the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force to International Affairs in 2018, he “received a total of $42,520 in performance bonuses during the Trump/Russia investigation. Ohr’s bonus nearly doubled from $14,520 (received in November 2015) to $28,000 in November 2016.”

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch stressed that the documents “raise questions as to whether the conflicted Bruce Ohr, who the FBI used to launder information from Christopher Steele was rewarded for his role in the illicit targeting of President Trump.”

More likely, rewarded in an addition to keep him quiet about his role in the illicit targeting of President Trump.

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Sun Jun 16 06:47:22 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that voter fraud that doesn't exist...

Sun Jun 16 06:43:46 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Some embassies defying Trump to fly rainbow flags

The Daily SignalSeveral U.S. embassies have reportedly disregarded the State Department’s directive not to display rainbow flags on flagpoles during Pride Month.

“This is a category one insurrection,” one diplomat who wished to remain anonymous told the Post, responding to the wave of disobedience to the State Department’s rule.

The President has the power to suppress insurrection. He should thank his enemies for self-identifying and remove them.

Sat Jun 15 06:43:46 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The SpyGate task force

Remember all those separate individuals at the FBI, CIA, and State Department who keep insisting they were all hearing about Trump and Russia from Steele independently?

Turns out there was a task force. Under direct Presidential supervision.

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Fri Jun 14 06:43:46 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Michael Flynn swaps counsel

His new council is Sidney Powell, who has criticized corruption at the DOJ. Only time will tell if this is too little, too late for justice to be served, or if waiting for Mueller to close up shop before beginning an aggressive countermove will save the day.

Thu Jun 13 06:43:46 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Gun free zones cost lives

Woman considered bringing her gun to work because she was worried about coworkers. She chose not to because there was a rule against it. The next day, one of the coworkers she was worried about ignored the no-guns rule and shot up[ the place, killing her and 11 others.

Wed Jun 12 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More evidence of deception in the Mueller report

Mueller alleges Russian intel ties in a Manafort contact... but the Russian in question is actually a source for the State Department. Sure, still a Russian. But a helpful Russian, apparently. And as an established agent, if Manafort or Trump were actually colluding with Russians, he would probably have mentioned it. And it's certainly foul play to smear Trump by association with a Russian who happens to be one of our informants. Not to mention smearing Trump for receiving a peace plan that Obama also received, but only mentioning the delivery to Trump.

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Tue Jun 11 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Trump to look at banning silencers

ABC NewsPresident Donald Trump stated he would "think about" a ban on gun silencers, following news that the suspected Virginia Beach shooter used a legally-bought gun suppressor.

"I'd like to think about it. I mean nobody's talking about silencers very much. I did talk about the bump stock and we had it banned and we're looking at that. I'm going to seriously look at it. I don't love the idea of it," the president told Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain.

As far as gun rights go, Trump has been pretty much a disaster... unless his judges strike down the gun control rules his administration is pushing by fiat.

I'm not suggesting any 3-dimensional chess here, but the courts seem to be the only real hope for advancing gun rights. The Establishment Republicans won't do it. Trump seems to be worse on that issue that the Establishment. And the Democrats, who used to be afraid to touch guns after Gore lost, are finding their courage again.

Mon Jun 10 06:47:22 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that IRS targeting that didn't happen...

Sun Jun 09 06:47:23 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What did Hillary know and when did she know it?

John Solomon has questions for Hillary about Spygate. I think Obama also owes us answers.

Sun Jun 09 06:08:34 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI failed to document witness interviews in Clinton case

Sara CarterThe FBI failed to document at least four interviews of witnesses in the bureau’s investigation into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server to send classified emails, according to documents obtained by the government watchdog Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch also discovered among the 218 pages of emails between former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and his paramour former FBI Attorney Lisa Page that then FBI General Counsel James Baker had instructed “FBI officials to expedite the release of FBI investigative material to Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall in August 2016. Kendall and the FBI’s top lawyer discussed specifically quickly obtaining the “302” report of the FBI/DOJ interview of Mrs. Clinton.”

Why bother interviewing if you aren't going to document the interview so you can potentially use it later?

Obviously because they had no intention of using it later.

Sat Jun 08 06:31:06 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Gun rights are advancing

Princelaw BlogToday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a 53 page majority opinion, a 2 page concurring decision by Justice Baer and a 16 page concurring opinion by Justice Dougherty which Justice Mundy joined, in the case of Commonwealth v. Hicks, which addressed whether the mere open or concealed carrying of a firearm constitutes reasonable suspicion of a crime.

Before this Court, the Commonwealth again advanced its “radical position,” Hawkins, 692 A.2d at 1071, in the present iteration contending that police officers are not only entitled, but “duty bound” to seize and investigate the licensing status of every individual who carries a concealed firearm in Pennsylvania. Brief for Commonwealth at 11. We have little difficulty in again rejecting this proposition, because we conclude that the Robinson rule contravenes the Terry doctrine and, indeed, the fundamental guarantees of the Fourth Amendment.

If the police can stop you, search you, seize your firearm, and interrogate you simply for going about your business peacefully while bearing a firearm, you don't actually have a right to bear arms. It's heartening to see courts slowly beginning to recognize that.

Fri Jun 07 06:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Roll Call: Who voted for Rand Paul's plan to reduce the debt?

Rand Paul's proposal called for a 2% cut for the next 5 years. Sounds easy, right? Votes here.

I can't even yell at anyone; both my Senators voted the right way. Although Cornyn is in leadership, so he could have done more to push this.

Thu Jun 06 06:47:32 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Current CIA Director likely complicit in SpyGate

This explains a lot of the stonewalling. Gina Haskell, current CIA Director, is a Brennan loyalist and was Chief of Station for London in 2016.

Wed Jun 05 06:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Steele agrees to be questioned by US officials ... right after Trump meets with Queen

If he is honest this could be a major break in the case. But what are the odds he will be honest?

UPDATE: The scope will be limited to his contacts with US intelligence. That means he won't be able to talk about anything he did purely for Fusion GPS or Hillary. It may still provide valuable information, as current US intelligence agencies are run by people who were likely involved. In fact, if Steele talks about operations in London, he might well implicate current CIA Director Gina Haskell.

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Tue Jun 04 10:33:05 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that whole toxic masculinity thing...

In an extended cut of a scene on the blu-ray release, so-called "hero" Captain Marvel is rude to a man offering to help, then commits assault, battery, robbery, and grand theft of a motorcycle. The provocation for this display of villainy was a offer of directions, a compliment, and a request for a smile.

I don't find that at all heroic.

Tue Jun 04 06:47:32 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Strzok was the person in charge of briefing the Trump campaign on security threats

Funny that Strzok didn't mention the investigation he'd personally opened just a few weeks before into alleged (and now known false) Russian attempts to contact the campaign. You would think that would be part of the job -- to let the candidate known two of his minor staffers were being investigated so they could be kicked off the campaign. But despite claims to the contrary, Strzok was really investigating Trump, so of course he couldn't tell Trump.

It also seems like Strzok's virulent anti-Trump bias might have been a conflict of interest for him in conducting this briefing.

Mon Jun 03 06:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Welfare fraud

Fake black woman Rachel Dolezal has been charged with felony theft for receiving about $9000 in welfare and child care assistance from the government. No, it didn't have anything to do with her skin color, as far as we know. Allegedly, she claimed to have almost no income, but received $84,000 in proceeds from a book and sale of homemade goods.

Sun Jun 02 06:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Who says ordinary citizens don't need rocket launchers?

Sat Jun 01 06:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mass murder in Virginia Beach

CNNThe shooter who opened fire indiscriminately in a Virginia Beach city building Friday, killing at least 11 people and sending six others to the hospital, was a disgruntled employee, a Virginia government source briefed on the investigation told CNN.
The shooter died at the scene after a gunfight with police.
Police Chief James Cervera told reporters Friday night the gunman was a public utilities worker.

Forgive my cynicism, but if he is dead, and they know who he was, and they know that he was a disgruntled employee... why haven't they released his name? Whenever media get shy about this sort of thing, the killer's name is usually Mohammed.

They even name a different mass murderer from a different incident at the bottom of the story. He had a relatively normal, non-ethnic name.

UPDATE: Assuming this is accurate, it's amazing how these mass shooters seem to pick just the areas where we might be making progress in order to commit their attacks. It's almost like a strategy.

Fri May 31 19:36:07 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What was it that made Mueller perfect for the special counsel coverup?

Aside from his own personal connections to everyone already involved, and his own likely corruption (see the Whitey Bulger case), Mueller also happened to be FBI direct from 2001 to 2013. During that time, the FBI and CIA likely entered into a memorandum of understanding allowing CIA to use FBI contractor access to spy on domestic targets. It was that access that, when Admiral Mike Rogers shut it down, likely prompted the Steele dossier and special counsel investigation of Trump as an "insurance policy" to make sure Trump could be read out of the programs and hopefully removed.

And that arrangement, starting sometime in 2012, is at just about the right time to have influenced the 2012 election... which would be especially urgent as Obama's IRS spying operating on the Tea Party was focused on that same election, and Mueller was working with Lerner to target the Tea Party.

So, in other words...

Mueller worked with the IRS to target the Tea Party (political spying, not just delaying applications), and was then asked to investigate the Tea Party scandal and found no wrongdoing. Then Mueller set up an arrangement with the CIA around the time the Tea Party scandal started to become a problem; the arrangement started in 2012 and lasted until 2016 and allowed the CIA to use FBI access authority for domestic spying (likely with political motives). When THAT got shut down, Mueller -- who had left the FBI -- was brought back in as special counsel to "investigate" (ie, cover up) what he himself had set up.

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Fri May 31 06:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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