IRS, DOJ Subpoenas go after Jared Kushner – price of not draining the swamp

 

“They” will get the Trump family one way or another. They will turn the Trump lives into a living hell. That is the price Trump will pay for stepping into the swamp. The price of not draining the IRS and DOJ Swamp first thing,

 

The financial noose around Jared Kushner is once again tightening.

One month after the NYT reported that the records of Trump’s son-in-law at Deutsche Bank were subpoenaed, today Bloomberg reports that now the IRS is getting involved, and now US tax authorities have requested documents from lenders and investors in real estate projects managed by Kushner’s family.

The latest instance of following Kushner’s money involves gathering information from people who lent money and assembled investors for some Kushner Cos. real estate projects in New York and New Jersey, Bloomberg’s source said, with some deals dating as far back as 2010.

 The Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department issued the subpoenas within the past year, according to the person.

This particular tax inquiry appears unrelated to other investigations that have since burst into public view, and reportedly began before Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in May to investigate Russian election meddling. In a separate action around that time, U.S. prosecutors in Brooklyn sought information from Kushner Cos. about its use of a foreign visa program.

In the tax investigation, it’s unclear whether authorities are looking at Kushner business associates or the company itself.

More at  Zero Hedge

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New Strzok message drop discuss evasion of message archiving

Tick tock, we are all at the ready for the Memo drop today. The Dems are apoplectic about it and have done their best to muddy the waters about the content. Let us not forget the other members in this drama play. Their story is rising to the surface and getting buried under the avalanche of the memo drop. These two lovebirds must be sweating big time bullets.

 

Former FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page discussed getting new Apple iPhones, in lieu of their Samsung 5 government issued phones in text messages they exchanged in August 2016. They noted in the texts that the new phones would help keep their text messages from government collection after speaking with the FBI’s IT director, according to newly released August 2016 text messages.

Here’s a portion of the text messages:

Strzok: “Hot damn. I’m happy to pilot that…we get around our security/monitoring issues?”

Page: “No, he’s proposing that we just stop following them. Apparently, the requirement to capture texts came from omb, but we’re the only org (I’m told) who is following that rule. His point is, if no one else is doing it why should we.”

Page: Helps that Dd had a terrible time with his phone [redacted] which made him concerned for our folks all over the place.

Page: These phones suck as much as they do because of the program we use to capture texts, full stop.

Strzok: No doubt.

Strzok: I’m not convinced short of OPR, that text capture capability really deters anything.

Strzok: If I want to copy/take classified, I’m sure as hell not going to do it on this phone.

In the above text messages, Strzok’s reference to “Dd” is possibly referring to Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, per Johnson’s letter’s footnote.

H/T: Sara Carter

IG Report Shows McCabe Made FBI Agents Fabricate Evidence – Implicates Obama’s Senior DOJ Officials

 

An interesting interview that for some reason can’t find its way over to Fox news but is relegated to Fox Business. Toensing was on Fox News last week and was given less than three minutes then the usual hard break. The screw is starting to turn and just hope the Memo gets out pronto. The Dems are spinning… let’s see the real thing. UPDATE: BREAKING: FBI Confirms Memo Is 100% Factual

Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Joe diGenova and his partner and wife Victoria Toensing joined Lou Dobbs on Tuesday to discuss the growing Deep State scandal to protect Hillary Clinton and destroy candidate and President Donald Trump.

During tonight’s segment Joe DiGenova dropped another bomb on former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe.

Joe diGenova: There’s going to be resolution. The memo from the House Intelligence Committee will be the start. Next will come the inspector general’s report from the Department of Justice which will devastating. Because it will show Andrew McCabe made FBI agents fabricate evidence to exonerate Hillary Clinton and then there’s going to be a federal grand jury to investigate the Obama administration’s senior Department of Justice officials and the senior members of the FBI.

 

These may be of interest:

New FBI McCabe Email dump reveals McCabe’s conflict review

Comey and McCabe back in March, blocked the arrest of Awan’s wife as she was fleeing UPDATE!

Debbie Wasserman Schultz threaten’s Police Chief over hacking scandal, wants evidence returned to her

McCabe was acting Director which may explain all.

H/T:Gateway Pundit

Oh lordy, Grassley says Comey likely leaked classified information

Oh lordy – Wouldn’t this be the cats meow? Nailing Comey would be rich indeed. Of course, it’s in the hands of Rosenstein..not Sessions who is out there counting Pot plants and MS-13 gang bangers down Mexico way. I guess going after the swamp creatures is below his pay grade. There are rumblings that things are happening over at the DOJ with Hillary but I wouldn’t bet money on a happy outcome:

A top Republican senator said Wednesday that it appears former FBI Director James Comey leaked classified information in his effort to shape the narrative surrounding President Trump’s decision to fir

Report: Memos that ex-FBI Director Comey leaked to a professor to defend Comey in the press are so sensitive, lead Senator was only allowed to view them in secret room SCIF. Some of leaked info was classified.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley said Mr. Comey wrote seven memos, and shared four of them with a professor he was using as an intermediary to defend him. Of the seven, four are marked at the confidential or secret level — meaning at least one of the memos Mr. Comey shared contained restricted information.

Mr. Grassley now wants to know when and how the memos were deemed classified, and what that might mean for Mr. Comey.

The Iowa Republican fired off a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein demanding answers.

More at the  Washington Times

Did Clinton break the law with ‘takeover’ of DNC?

Attorney Cleta Mitchell itemizes one more criminal act of the Clintons in an interview with Tucker Carlson. This time taking complete control of the DNC early on. Mitchell gives the inside scoop of how Hillary moved and shook the DNC to the party to the core. Of course she did all she could to knock out any and all opponents. Sessions? Paging Jeff Sessions? Another good interview by Tucker.

One lawyer says the deal between the Clinton campaign and the DNC in August of 2015 – which essentially turned over control of the DNC to the Clinton campaign – was in violation of federal campaign finance law.

Trump’s chances of being turned down for a FISA wire tap 0.02 percent

Earlier this year Trump was tweeting that Trump Tower was wiretapped. Everyone in the media mocked him, making him sound like a nut case. On March 6, I posted this. A second time around for this post seems worthwhile with the latest news about Manafort. Keep in mind, the first FISA request was turned down, but Lynch was game to try it again. First an update with Tucker Carlson last night.

We learn that AG Lynch signed off on every single one of the FISA requests during her tenure. Better yet, we learn that it is simply a rubber stamp for the nefarious activities of our government. The fact that one has about as much chance of being struck by lightning than being turned down as a candidate for investigation tells us what rare company Trump is in. And her first request to the FISA court was turned down. Apparently she found a Obama Judge. Here we go:

Only two in over 10,000 applications were turned down by the FISA Court.

According to ABC News:

More than a thousand applications for electronic surveillance, all signed by the attorney general, are submitted each year, and the vast majority are approved. From 2009 to 2015, for example, more than 10,700 applications for electronic surveillance were submitted, and only one was denied in its entirety, according to annual reports sent to Congress. Another one was denied in part, and 17 were withdrawn by the government.

According to ABC, all applications to the FISA Court were signed off on by the Attorney General and therefore if any applications were processed in the past year, they were signed off on by Loretta Lynch.  This means that Lynch signed off on any requests for wire tapping President Donald Trump during the Presidential race.

This is disheartening knowing that she released a video over the weekend calling for the need for more marching, blood and death on the streets.  This also means that she chose not to investigate the Clinton Foundation for illegal activities but rather signed an application to wire tap President Trump.

Finally, another very disturbing fact about the wire tapping request of President Trump is that the FISA Court turned down President Obama’s Administration’s first request to wire tap President Trump that was evidently signed off on by Attorney General Lynch.  With only two applications denied out of 10,700 from 2009 through 2015, the fact that the Obama Administration’s application was denied by the FISA Court the first time is very disturbing.  The odds of this happening are 0.02%.

Every single judge on the FISA Court as of today was appointed during Obama’s Presidency!

Five of the current eleven judges on the court are scheduled to be on the court for President Trump’s entire first term with six of the judges’ terms expiring before January 2021.  Seven of the judges are scheduled into the year 2020.

H/T and more: Gateway Pundit

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Why did McConnell refuse to recess the Senate this month?

If you thought that the Senate was in recess you would be mistaken. There sure is no love lost between McConnell and Trump but is McConnell really that nasty and would impede the function of government and the DOJ specifically? Or is he protecting his buds in Congress? Hamstringing the DOJ with not moving forward a vote on Trump’s nominees which only requires a simple majority for approval. How about our buddy Sessions who seems more concerned with MS-13 gangs and the cities who by the way are blocking him every step. Why not bear down on all the scandals? Let’s look at Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as an example. Here goes how this could have worked:

This sounds like a plan: Opinion: Trump could use recess appointments to fill cabinet positions

KTAR.comJul 29, 2017.
..recess appointments would be the perfect way for Trump to stick it to the sellouts in the Senate who have stopped his agenda in its tracks at every opportunity. Well so much for that.

….Said Caddell, “Look at what the Senate did. It didn’t even recess so he could appoint recess appointments. That’s what the Democrats would have done. All these positions he can’t move through the Senate, he could have appointed them the day they recessed. But they made sure he couldn’t. They stayed in session, technically.” From Breitbart: Caddell – Republican Senate didn’t recess Trump so he could make recess appointments

So how does this impact Debbie? Here is what is going on at the DOJ with her.

….Well, here’s a peculiar thing about the Justice Department’s indictment of Imran Awan and Hina Alvi, the alleged fraudster couple who doubled as IT wizzes for Debbie Wasserman Schultz and many other congressional Democrats: There’s not a word in it about flight to Pakistan. The indictment undertakes to describe in detail four counts of bank-fraud conspiracy, false statements on credit applications, and unlawful monetary transactions, yet leaves out the most damning evidence of guilt.

By the way, the U.S. attorney’s office is currently led by Channing D. Phillips, an Obama holdover who was never confirmed. Still awaiting Senate confirmation is Jessie Liu, nominated by President Trump in June. Meanwhile, Steven Wasserman, Representative Wasserman Schultz’s brother, has been an assistant U.S. attorney in the office for many years.

….I have seen no indication that he has any formal role in the case, notwithstanding some cyberspace speculation to the contrary. What is clear, however, is that the office is low-keying the Awan prosecution.It is common Justice Department practice, in pleading a conspiracy indictment, to allege that the scheme began “on or about” its starting date and continued “up to and including the date of the filing of this indictment.”

Strictly speaking, a conspiracy ends when the crime that is its objective has been completed. But there is no requirement that a specific end date be set forth in the indictment. Therefore, prosecutors go as long as they can — i.e., right up to the date the grand jury voted to indict — to give themselves the widest berth possible to argue that evidence damaging to the defense is relevant and admissible. But that is not what happened in the Awan indictment.

The Justice Department alleges that the conspiracy took place “from on or about December 12, 2016 through on or about February 27, 2017.” February 27 was six days before Alvi fled and five months before Awan was arrested trying to leave the country. This makes no sense. Indeed, it does not even make sense in the context of the narrow scheme prosecutors have charged: Although the indictment says the conspiracy ended on February 27, it alleges a relevant $83,000 interbank transfer occurred on February 28 (see indictment, paragraphs 8 and 22). That is, prosecutors assert that a money transfer supposedly in furtherance of the conspiracy happened a day after the conspiracy was already over.

The National Review goes on to tell us more of the unexplainables about the charging…well worth the read. It looks like the fix is in……McConnell- what’s his role? Why not fill all of these vacancies in the DOJ among others?

By the way, the U.S. Attorney for Vermont remains unfilled. This is the Attorney that is handling Bernie Sanders Wife’s little misadventure with Burlington College.Thus an old Obama holdover is in place.

Read more at: National Review

Might be of interest previous posts: Comey and McCabe back in March, blocked the arrest of Awan’s wife as she was fleeing UPDATE!

Debbie Wasserman Schultz “Absolute Wreck – Barely Able to Function” over Imran Awan Arrest

Debbie Wasserman Schultz threaten’s Police Chief over hacking scandal, wants evidence returned to her

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