Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff Tchen refuses Subpoena in Smollett Case

 

This looks like the typical Chicago collection of best pals. What do Michelle Obama, Tina Tchen, George Soros, Kim Foxx and Jussie Smollett have in common?

Nothing that money can’t buy apparently. Yesterday a Chicago judge ordered the court records regarding the sealed Smollett records unsealed.

Who was behind this idea of transferring to the FBI and why did whoever think this would work better than a Chicago investigation? Not known as the bastion of honesty. What is it she doesn’t want to tell? Does she really think she can avoid a Subpoena?

Let’s take a look. The fun begins.

Chicago attorney Tina Tchen — who was in contact with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx before the charges were dropped against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett — refused to be served with a subpoena on Wednesday, according to the process server.

Tchen, who previously served as former First Lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, refused to accept a subpoena that was issued by former Illinois Appellate Judge Sheila O’Brien.

O’Brien is petitioning for the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into the state’s attorney’s office’s handling of the Smollett case. She is calling for Tchen to attend a May 31 hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse and bring with her copies of “any and all documents, notes, phone records, texts, tape recordings made or received at any time, concerning [Tchen’s] conversations with Kim Foxx in re: Jussie Smollett.”

Edward Ryan, who operates a private investigation firm in the southwest suburbs, said one of his process servers went to Tchen’s law firm in River North on Wednesday, but she refused to come to the lobby to accept the subpoena.

Ryan said the security guard in the building’s lobby would not let the process server upstairs. The guard called Tchen in her office and “she said she knew about” the subpoena, but refused to come down.

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Enter one Tina Tchen:

Tina Tchen and Michelle Obama

She’s a close pal of Obama consigliere Valerie Jarrett and a longtime bagwoman for Illinois Democrats. Tchen headed up the “Office of Public Engagement,” a murky outfit overseen by Jarrett that, among other things, had its hands in the Obama’s failed Chicago Crony-lympics bid and was in the middle of Obama administration efforts to recruit artists to advance their political agenda.

Pointed out in November 2009 that Tchen, a high-powered campaign finance bundler for Team Obama who personally raised more than $200,000 while a lawyer at Skadden Arps, is listed in White House visitor logs as having met there with none other than…  George Soros.

From Michelle Malkin

Enter one George Soros:

George Soros Spent $408k on Prosecutor in Jussie Smollett Case

 

George Soros

But Kim Foxx has also found two other sources of cash, in the form of twin $300,000 donations to a Super PAC supporting her called Illinois Safety & Justice. The sole donors to the PAC are neoliberal superdonor and conservative-boogeyman George Soros and a “dark-money” group called Civic Participation Action Fund. A Super PAC is a fundraising group, created by the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United decision, that can raise as much money as they want for any candidate or cause—as long as they don’t coordinate on any level with political campaigns, which have much smaller campaign limits.

Other than this, all is well in the swamp.

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Media sensation Michael Avenatti falls, yet the media lacks self reflection

 

Just a few short moments ago, the darling of the media, Michael Avenatti, was going to become the next President of the USA or so the media thought. They simply just could not get enough of him.

The latest:

Avenatti faced multiple indictments Wednesday for allegedly committing fraud and aggravated identity theft related to his former adult film star Stephanie Clifford, professionally known as Stormy Daniels.

He is accused of forging Daniels’ signatureand using fake documents to persuade an agent to divert over a quarter-of-a-million dollars in payment from the porn star’s book advance.

Stephanie Ruhle, “I am intrigued, I’m excited, I’m scared, I’m a little grossed out. And you know what? I owe Michael Avenatti an apology. For the last few weeks, I’ve been saying, ‘Enough, already, Michael, I’ve seen you everywhere. What do you have left to say?’ I was wrong, brother. You have a lot to say. The Democrats could learn something from you. You are messing with Trump a lot more than they are.”

That was one of 147 appearances Avenatti made MSNBC and CNN during a 10-week period around the time of Ruhle’s comments. These platform gave him ample opportunity to attack the president and gain attention for doing so. (RELATED: CNN Hosts Avenatti 59 Times In Two Months)

If ever there was a chance for a learning experience for the media, this was it. The clues were there everywhere. He was a fraud, a jokester. Anyone with half a brain knew this was going to be a train wreck.

Will the media spend a moment in self reflection on this debacle? Doubtful, as they continue to proceed headlong with the Trump Russia Russia Russia nonsense.

Apparently facts are simply troublesome things, to be discarded in the name of the Progressive agenda.

 

 

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Senator Feinstein caught talking to Iran on unsecure IPhone

If we thought the latest kerfuffle over Kerry’s mixing into foreign policy regarding Iran recently was a Logan problem, add the concept of Feinstein walking around congress on an unsecured line talking on her IPhone to Iranian Prime Minister Zarif.

The same Zarif that Kerry is so involved with. Keep in mind, Kerry’s daughter Vanessa is married to an Iranian national and physician. His best man at the ceremony was the son of Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Zarif was also Kerry’s chief counterpart in the nuclear deal negotiations.

First just for old times sake:

Kerry and his Iranian in-law relatives. Could he be black mailed?

But back to the business at hand. A portion of the take down by Mark Levin that is well worth hearing the full thing.

LevinTV host Mark Levin called out the hypocrisy of the Democrats after Sen. Dianne Feinstein, was caught on the phone with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif earlier Thursday, and the media said nothing.

“He’s the foreign minister to an enemy state that seeks to attack American military personnel in the Middle East, that seeks to put nuclear warheads on ICBMs so they can reach the United States. It is a terrorist regime, an Islamo-Nazi regime in Tehran, that has killed Americans, that funds Hezbollah to kill Americans, that funds Hamas to kill, and is a threat to our national security, obviously,” Levin said. “What in the hell is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee doing talking on an iPhone around the Capitol to Javad Zarif?”

“What is it with these Democrats fronting for this Islamo-Nazi regime that wants to kill Americans and Jews in Israel? You’ve got Frankenfeinstein, you’ve got … John Kerry — or the real Frankenstein — giving aid and comfort to the enemy! It’s not enough that they released $150 billion to this regime; now they’re giving it advice, against the president of the United States. You want to talk about the Logan Act? You want to talk about collusion?”

Levin pointed out that the media, of course, has said nothing about Feinstein’s phone call.

“Don Trump Jr. has a meeting with a couple of Russians, meeting turns out to nothing, and it’s the crime of the century. Except Mueller says it’s not, but the media says it is. You have Dianne Frankenfeinstein on her damn cell phone with the foreign minister of Iran! Anybody want to know what they discussed? ‘No, no, that’s Dianne, we like her,’” Levin said.   H/T: Blazing Press

 

Why anyone who is anyone wants Julian Assange dead

 

I have never been to war. Other than being mugged twice in West Philadelphia I never have feared for my life. I still feel that cold metal pressed against my spine. It only lasted a few minutes. For that and other reasons, I never passed judgement on those willing to go into the killing fields of war. It didn’t seem fair. It has always been thank you for your service. Period. Full stop.

There has been something about this Julian Assange guy that has troubled me. He made me think about a topic I would prefer not to think about. After all, war is hell don’t you know. I have been told that. Should there be “rules of engagement?” Seemed odd. Heck we took out whole cities in WWII in Germany and that thing in Japan really had collateral damage for sure. Anyhow. Take a look at this and tell me what you think. I only took a portion of the post:

Authored by Thomas Neuberger via Down With Tyranny blog,

Below is a full video version of Collateral Murder, the 2007 war footage that was leaked in 2010 to Wikileaks by Chelsea (then Bradley) Manning. This version was posted to the Wikileaks YouTube channel with subtitles. It will only take about 15 minutes of your life to view it.

The film also shows war crimes that implicate the entire structure of the U.S. military, as everyone involved was acting under orders, seeking permission to fire, waiting, then getting it before once more blasting away. The publication of this video, plus all the Wikileaks publications that followed, comprise the whole reason everyone in the U.S. who matters, everyone with power, wants Julian Assange dead.

They also want him hated. Generating that hate is the process we’re watching today.

“Everyone” in this case includes every major newspaper that published and received awards for publishing Wikileaks material; all major U.S. televised media outlets; and all “respectable” U.S. politicians — including, of course, Hillary Clinton, who was rumored (though unverifiably) to have said, “Can’t we just drone this guy?”

 

The Wikileaks page for the video is here. A transcript is here.

This was done in our name, to “keep us safe.” This continues to be done every day that we and our allies are at “war” in the Middle East.

 

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Schiff: ‘Biden Ukraine Scandal should be off limits’

 

Trump made a comment that he should ask Barr to investigate Joe Biden’s foreign ties and suddenly like magic now the entire Left is saying presidential candidates shouldn’t be spied on. One thing you have to say for the Dems, they sure stick together. Not like the weasels on the GOP Senate Intelligence Committee who voted to try and snag Donald Trump Jr in a perjury trap.

Joe Biden

It was a miss step in my view, for Giuliani to announce he was headed for the Ukraine, but then, Rudy is a media hog anyway. Better heads prevailed and he has cancelled the idea apparently. But no matter, the story will come to naught, after all, it’s just good old Joe being good old Joe.

Now the China story. That is the one that might have better legs after Biden make his comments about China. Joe Biden: ‘China not bad folks, not competition to us’

This after his son made out like a bandit.

 

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on Sunday that Joe Biden’s Ukraine corruption scandal should be off limits as the 2020 US election approaches, and that President Trump shouldn’t be allowed to investigate – or encourage Ukraine to investigate.

Biden has come under fire for a March, 2016 incident in Kiev in which he threatened to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees to Ukraine unless President Petro Poroshenko fired his head prosecutor, General Viktor Shokin, who was leading a wide-ranging corruption investigation into natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. As it so happens, Joe’s son Hunter Biden sat on Burisma’s board, and waas indirectly paid as much as $50,000 per month

‘I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” bragged Biden, recalling the conversation with Poroshenko.

Well, son of a bitch, he got fired,” Biden gloated.

The tape at about 5:40 addresses the Ukraine scandal.

 

 

The comments by Biden in asking the firing of the Ukraine Prosecutor are in the first few minutes of the clip.

 

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The FBI “stacks of cash” sting of George Papadopoulos.

 

I sure wish that Saint Comey was asked about this little number last night on CNN. One incredible story that should not shock us at this point. Keep in mind, this poor fellow spent 10 days in jail thanks to Mueller and his henchman when they had to know they had set him up. Welcome to the deep state. Follow the marked bills please. Another “Fast and Furious.” Here is an interview not to be missed.

Toensing, an attorney who partners with her husband at the Washington DC law firm diGenova & Toensing, accused the FBI of trying to frame Papadopoulos with a suitcase full of cash in the summer of 2017.

According to Attorney Toensing, Papadopoulos was vacationing with his then-fiance, Simona Mangiante, in Greece when he was approached by someone who was supposedly impressed with his credentials, and said he wanted to do business with him. The individual allegedly talked the then-29-year-old into traveling to Israel to make a deal, and invited him to his hotel room.

“And there on the bed, is $10,000 in cash in a suitcase,” she continued. Papadopoulos took the money and gave it to his lawyer, who has it still.

Toensing said when Papadopoulos returned to the United States, he was greeted by FBI agents at Dulles Airport and they started searching through everything that he had “the second he landed.”

“It was a set up!” exclaimed Gorka.

“It was a complete set up,” agreed Toensing.

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The FBI “stacks of cash” sting of George Papadopoulos. Joe DiGenova and Victoria Toensing

 

 

 

Two different tales from two criminals – Comey & Clapper over “spying”

 

Clapper and Comey must be sweating bullets as their charade is winding down. Both are on the MSM payroll – CBS and CNN and thus must dutifully meet their obligations for appearances this week apparently. Here are two tales from two criminals.

Interesting that the two are taking different roads as to the business of “spying.” I for one am looking forward to watching this whole thing play out.

Clapper on Obama Admin.: What They Did to Trump Campaign ‘Meets the Dictionary Definition of Spying’

“Was it spying?”asked host Wolf Blitzer.

“Well, yeah I guess it meets the dictionary definition of spying—surveillance or spying, a term I don’t particularly like,” Clapper said. “It’s not a term used by intelligence people. It has a negative connotation, a rogue operation, out of control, not in compliance of the law, and that’s not the case at all.”

Last month, Clapper slammed Attorney General William Barr’s assertion that Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was spied on, saying his claim was “stunning and scary.”

“I thought it was both stunning and scary,” Clapper said. “I was amazed at that and rather disappointed that the attorney general would say such a thing… The term ‘spying’ has all kinds of negative connotations, and I have to believe he chose that term deliberately.”

“It would have been far more appropriate for him to just defer to that investigation rather than postulating with apparently no evidence. He just has a feeling that there was spying against the campaign,” Clapper added.  Read more

 

 

Former FBI Director James Comey says the FBI never spied on the Trump campaign. Comey, whose book is entitled “A Higher Loyalty,” joined CBSN with his response to the president’s attacks on the intelligence community.

 

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