Judicial Watch Docs show Rosenstein Advising Mueller ‘the boss’ Doesn’t know about their communications

The big headline from JW today was :

DOJ Docs Show Rosenstein Advising Mueller ‘the Boss’ Doesn’t Know About Their Communications —  Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch has been doing all the heavy lifting and has released many more documents that unfortunately no one is reading. While the above headline is capturing, the most compelling doc dump to me is the one released where indeed Rosenstein laid out plans to wear the wire. Anyone with some time this weekend will find a fascinating treasure trove to look through at their website. I leave you with  a tidbit of the Rosenstein wire where he indeed planned on doing it.

On September 23, Judicial Watch released a two-page memo, dated May 16, 2017, by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe detailing how then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed wearing a wire into the Oval Office “to collect additional evidence on the president’s true intentions.” McCabe writes that Rosenstein said he thought it was possible because “he was not searched when he entered the White House.”

 

ThePresidentthendirected._t_h_e_D_A_G-to_w_rit-e_a_m_e_m_o_e_x_p_la-in_i_n_g-th_e____. bS per DOJ/OIP reasoning for D,irector Corney’s termination and that the DAG should include Russia. The DAG said to the President h:e did not think this was a good idea and that his memo did not need to include Russia.

The President r,eplied that he understood, but that he was asking the DAG to include Russia anyway. As our conversatidn continued the DAG proposed that he could potentially wear a recording device into theOval Office to dollect additional evidence on the President’s true intentions….

It might be possible because he was not searched when he entered the White House. I told him that I

would discuss the opportunity with my investigative team and get back to him. …….

We discussed ihe issue of appointing a Special Counsel to oversee the FBl’s Russia investi ation. The I

DAG said he h s two candidates read one of whom could start immediateI .
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with Acting As istant Attorney General for National Security Dana Boente to execute in the DAG’s i

absence if the DAG were sudden! removed from his osition. ._______…,…____________________. He anticipated that he may be terminated w~en he puts the Special Counsel in place, in light of the president’s anger with AG Sessions when the AG rrcused himself from the Russia investigation. The DAG further stated that he was told that others heard the President tell the AG “you were supposed to protect me.” I

Wander over to JW… scroll down two thirds of the way and enlarge.

https://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/JW-v-DOJ-McCabe-Rosenstein-memo-00388.pdf

All is well in the swamp. The Media remains silent.

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Feds say Michael Flynn hindering case by pushing conspiracy theories

 

With the total news focus on the attempted coup of one Donald J. Trump it is easy to miss the little stories of the Deep State. They are equally important as we get a glimpse into their continued machinations.

Michael Flynn

None reveal more than the continuing saga of Michael Flynn. No need to review the sordid details of how we got here. But the poor fellow is still being hounded by the DOJ. Paging AG Barr? Can you not get the boot of the government off his face? This tells us the DOJ marches on to their own drummer.

From NBC News

Federal prosecutors this week accused Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, of trafficking in conspiracy theories as part of his effort to force the government to turn over documents from the Russia probe.

Flynn, who cooperated in the special counsel investigation after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI, has taken an adversarial stance  Ed: (you can laugh here) since hiring a new legal team in June.

In a court filing in late August, Flynn’s attorneys accused prosecutors of suppressing exculpatory evidence and alleged that he was targeted by federal agents for “concocted and political purposes.”

In a new motion, prosecutors offered a stinging response to Flynn’s legal salvo.

“It is a fishing expedition in hopes of advancing conspiracy theories related to the U.S. government’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,” wrote the prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

Among the Flynn claims the prosecutors rebut is the allegation that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said during the investigation, “First we f— Flynn, then we f— Trump.”

Prosecutors said Flynn’s lawyers first raised the claim in January 2018 and sourced it to an email from a news reporter. After the government debunked it, the new court papers say, the defense revived it last July and this time sourced it to a staff member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

“Once again, the government reviewed information and conducted interviews, and once again confirmed that the allegations were completely false,” the prosecutors said.

…. best laugh line in the post:

“The motion even attacks attorneys in the Special Counsel’s Office who had no role in the criminal investigation of the defendant,” the court papers say.

It is worth rolling over to the full story just so we can keep our finger on the pulse.. Read more at NBC News

Flynn has a very sympathetic Judge who has castigated the DOJ. Flynn has a new legal team. What is clear is that once again the DOJ is still trying to break him financially. Month after month Flynn has to return to court.

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

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The Intelligence I.G. Atkinson – another plant by the Deep State

 

The “Tell” that all was not right with the Intelligence I.G. Michael Atkinson were the rave reviews being handed out by Trump’s foes. An interesting factoid: He assumed office on May 17, 2018.  Approved by a voice vote. Therefore no record of the vote. Nominated in November 2017. Thus a modicum of investigation of this man would have revealed major red flags with this fellow. The Mueller probe was well under way.

On May 17, 2017, Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as special counsel overseeing an investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and related matters.

So much for the vetting of one of the most important positions.

Only the second Intelligence I.G. Keep all that in mind. But I digress-

The media has been fawning over him with the P.S. “an appointment by Trump.” Attorney’s Di Genova and wife have been giving out hints that all was not well with him. The shoe now drops with this excellent post by American Greatness

Do read the whole thing… it reads like a spy novel. But it’s for real. A few highlights that don’t do it justice:

Michael Atkinson

The former prosecutor’s resume is touted as proof that the long-time public servant only is acting in the best interest of the country; his motives are not to be questioned, we are chastised. (This description follows a pattern similar to the way the media portrayed dossier author Christopher Steele and Special Counsel Robert Mueller.)

In July 2016, the exact month that former FBI Director James Comey officially opened a case against the Trump campaign, Atkinson was named senior counsel to John Carlin, the head of the National Security Division. Carlin was Robert Mueller’s chief of staff when he ran the FBI and was appointed NSD chief by President Obama in 2013.

Carlin’s name has surfaced numerous times in the congressional inquiry into the Trump-Russia collusion hoax. According to closed-door testimony by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Carlin regularly was briefed by former deputy FBI Director Andy McCabe on the Trump-Russia collusion probe.

Under questioning by Rep. James Jordan (R-Ohio) last year, one of Carlin’s top aides confirmed that Carlin notified him in August 2016 that the FBI had opened an investigation into the Trump campaign and that a team of NSD officials worked with the FBI on the case.

…That means Carlin’s shop was involved in handling the FISA warrant on Trump campaign associate Carter Page. The original FISA warrant, signed by former FBI Director James Comey and Carlin’s colleague, former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, used the bogus Steele dossier as evidence to obtain the FISA court’s permission to spy on Page for one year. The warrant accused Page of being a foreign agent yet he has never been charged with a crime.

Another red flag is that Atkinson sent two letters about the “whistleblower” to the House Intelligence committee instead of its Senate counterpart. During his January 2018 public testimony to the Senate Intelligence committee prior to his confirmation, Atkinson said if there was a dispute with the Director of National Intelligence about the veracity of a claim, he would “talk to this Committee if that situation arose to that level, to keep you informed about those events.”

But Atkinson instead notified the highly-partisan House Intelligence committee led by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the same lawmaker who has lied to the American people for three years about evidence of Russian collusion. In a letter dated September 9 addressed to Schiff and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Atkinson alerted the committee that the acting Director of National Intelligence did not agree with Atkinson’s judgment that the claim was an “urgent concern.” (An assessment somewhat laughable now that the call’s transcript is public.)

Continue..American Greatness

Find out who it was that suggested Trump appoint this mole and you will find the traitor within. Ask who and why he was not vetted and you will find more of the deep state. Was this just another of the so called “insurance policy?”
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Court grants new Discovery on Clinton E-mails – Hillary may be deposed!

 

No thanks to the Trump DOJ or State Department the investigation into Hillary’s Emails continues. Fighting it all the way. Still it plods along.The court ruled that the Clinton email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”

Thank one honest judge U.S. District Court Judge Lamberth who has ordered Obama administration senior State Department officials, lawyers and Clinton aides to be deposed or answer written questions under oath.

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced on Friday that a federal judge granted seven additional depositions, three interrogatories and four document requests related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private, unauthorized email server.

Hillary Clinton and her former top aide and current lawyer Cheryl Mills were given 30 days to oppose being deposed by Judicial Watch (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)).

Hillary clinton

The court rejected Justice and State Department arguments to protect Clinton and the agencies from additional discovery and ordered agency lawyers to respond to Judicial Watch’s questions about their knowledge of the Clinton email issue.

The court granted all of Judicial Watch’s requested discovery but gave Clinton and Mills 30 days to file any opposition to the requests to question them in person under oath.

The new court-ordered discovery allows Judicial Watch to take testimony and gather evidence of Clinton’s handling of emails, specifically in an “after action memo” drafted by Heather Samuelson, Clinton’s senior advisor at State and White House liaison.

The memo was created in December 2014 to memorialize the Clinton team’s processing of the Clinton emails. The discovery also asks when Justice and State Department attorneys learned about Clinton’s private email use; and what senior records-keeping officials at the State Department knew about Clinton’s emails and when they knew it.

This past Friday, Judicial Watch submitted the document request to Hillary Clinton’s attorneys for the “after action memo” that Samuelson created.

More at Judicial watch

One has to wonder why Judicial Watch has to do all the heavy lifting concerning government scandals but I guess we do know the answer.

For more background JUDICIAL WATCH VICTORY: COURT GRANTS SIGNIFICANT NEW DISCOVERY IN CLINTON EMAIL CASE

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The Potomac Two Step – See How They Dance

 

The Potomac Two Step

by Mustang

The Washington metropolitan area is awash in swamp critters, but they are a talented lot … success there depends on one’s ability to perform the Potomac Two Step, which I define as the ability to enrich self while keeping off the opposition’s radar, by which I mean to say out of jail. 

Since investigations are often politically motivated, it pays to know how to dance.  Raines and Gorelick are excellent dancers; they are but two of a very long list of artful critters and are a couple of examples of just how the dance works.

Frank Delano Raines
Former Fannie Mae Chief Executive Officer

Franklin Delano Raines (known as Frank) served as Bill Clinton’s OMB director (1996-1998) having previously served at the OMB as an associate director under Jimmy Carter and as the guru in charge of Carter’s Democratic Policy efforts. 

In between these two presidents, Raines served as Vice Chairman of the Federal National Mortgage Association (known as Fannie Mae).  He returned to FNMA as CEO after Clinton where he earned a surprisingly high salary and bonuses.

The problem is not that a black fellow made good within the confines of our capitalist system, it is that Raines (and others) are political insiders who seem able to secure well-paying jobs within Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) and then milk these positions for all they’re worth. 

Speaking of golden parachutes, Raines took an early retirement once he learned that he was the subject of an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission involving “accounting irregularities.”  What were these irregularities?  Oh … well, shifting FNMA losses so that senior executives (such as himself) could earn large bonuses.

In 2006, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight sued Raines to recover the $90 million he received from doctoring company performance records. 

At the end of the day, Raines and two others were ordered to pay fines totaling $3-million (fines actually paid by FNMA’s insurance policies), and Raines agreed to give up $1.8-millions of his FNMA stocks (stocks that had no appreciable value) and an additional $5.3 millions in other benefits related to his pension and forgone bonuses … all of which is little more than pocket change to someone paid $90-millions in salaries and bonuses. 

Some might call this fraud, but Raines maintained that he broke no laws and today happily resides somewhere in a mostly-white, well-protected neighborhood.

Jamie S. Gorelick a former Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice

And then there is Jamie S. Gorelick who has had an amazing streak of good luck working for the government as part of the Democratic Party.  She served in the Clinton administration (1994-1997), worked as a partner in the mega-sized law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Door (2003- ), and serves as one of the board of directors at Amazon (2012-present). 

She also served on British Petroleum’s Advisory Council (2010-) and served on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States —attacks that were partly possible due to decisions Gorelick made as Deputy Attorney General (now disputed, however … presumably because it benefits Gorelick and the Democratic Party to spin her role in opening up the United States to attack).

One interesting aspect of her resume is the fact that despite having no previous training or experience in financial management, Gorelick obtained an appointment to serve as Vice Chair of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), serving there between 1997 (exit from Clinton Administration) to 2003 (serving alongside Franklin Delano Raines when FNMA developed its $10-billion accounting “error.”) 

In 1998, Gorelick received an executive bonus of around $780,000; over the next four years, Gorelick received more than $26-million in income and bonuses from FNMA —which isn’t bad considering her lack of training in financial management).  Note: who succeeded Gorelick as Deputy Attorney General?  Eric Holder, of course.

And the two step continues…….

 

Eric Holder and Robert Mueller

 

BONUS:

There are reports that President Obama is considering former Clinton administration official Jamie Gorelick as a possible candidate to be the next chief of the FBI….

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

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Ben Rhodes – The Wheels of Lady Justice spinning his way

 

 

Oh this is going to get good. It’s going to give a lot of people heart burn. Who else is nervous? Ben Rhodes says investigating origin of Russia probe ‘Waste of Time’ really?   Ben has his own problems big time.

Senior officials, including Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan, and FBI official E.W. Priestap, will now have to answer to Judicial Watch.

Fed Judge Authorizes Judicial Watch to Depose Ben Rhodes IN PERSON After He Defies Court Order to Answer Written Questions Under Oath

Enter Mr. Rhodes: Who has a masters in fiction from NYU. An aspiring writer.

For some background on Rhodes a Foreign Policy post:

A stunning profile of Ben Rhodes – the asshole who is the Presidents foreign policy guru

 

The profile of one Ben Rhodes running in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine is not unsympathetic, which makes it all the more devastating.

Perhaps the key sentence is this: “His lack of conventional real-world experience of the kind that normally precedes responsibility for the fate of nations — like military or diplomatic service, or even a master’s degree in international relations, rather than creative writing — is still startling.”

Rhodes’ official title in the Obama administration was Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, and he played key roles in numerous foreign policy decisions. He took heat in 2016 when he boasted in a New York Times profile of creating an “echo chamber” to sell the Iran nuclear deal and mocked Washington, D.C., reporters.

Free Beacon

Former Obama Advisor: Investigating Origin of Russia Probe ‘Waste of Time’

So here is the latest interview from the fiction writer:

 

 

In the aftermath of the final Mueller report release, Ben Rhodes, Former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama, speaks about the Christopher Steele dossier and the origins of the Trump campaign and Russia collusion investigation. Rhodes said U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr and the Justice Department “will find nothing” that shows former President Obama or White House staff had any political “involvement” in the origins of the Trump campaign and Russia collusion investigation during Obama’s time in office.

Obama hack Ben Rhodes was ordered by Judge Royce Lamberth to answer questions under oath about the Benghazi scandal — but he defied the court order.

Even worse, the State Department and Justice Department were objecting to Judicial Watch who then sought an in-person interview with Mr. Rhodes – but Judicial Watch never backed down and won!

In January, Judicial Watch submitted a court-ordered discovery plan seeking depositions of Obama-era officials connected to the Benghazi scandal, including Susan Rice and Ben Rhodes.

The discovery plan stems from a December, 2018 ruling by Judge Royce Lamberth ordering the State Department and DOJ to submit discovery in three areas.

Judge Lamberth called Hillary Clinton’s use of the private email server “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”

Gateway Pundit

Back in January we learn the breath-taking amount of info the Judge is allowing.

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch announced today that United States District Judge Royce C. Lamberth ruled that discovery can begin in Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. Obama administration senior State Department officials, lawyers and Clinton aides will now be deposed under oath. Senior officials, including Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan, and FBI official E.W. Priestap, will now have to answer Judicial Watch’s written questions under oath.

The court rejected the DOJ and State Department’s objections to Judicial Watch’s court-ordered discovery plan. (The court, in ordering a discovery plan last month, ruled that the Clinton email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”)

Judicial Watch’s discovery will seek answers to:

  • Whether Clinton intentionally attempted to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a non-government email system;
  • whether the State Department’s efforts to settle this case beginning in late 2014 amounted to bad faith; and
  • whether the State Department adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request.

Discovery is scheduled to be completed within 120 days. The court will hold a post-discovery hearing to determine if Judicial Watch may also depose additional witnesses, including Clinton and her former Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills.

The Judicial Watch discovery plan was in response to a December 6, 2018, ruling by Judge Lamberth.

Incredibly, Justice Department attorneys admit in a filing opposing Judicial Watch’s limited discovery that “Counsel for State contacted the counsel of some third parties that Plaintiff originally included in its draft discovery proposal to obtain their client’s position on being deposed.”

This collusion occurred despite criticism from the Court that the DOJ engaged in “chicanery” to cover up misconduct and that career employees in the State and Justice Departments may have “colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA, and hoodwink this Court.”

The Judicial Watch piece is worth going over for the full read.

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Arizona bill forces people to submit DNA

 

It’s Friday. So let’s take a look and see how our police state is coming along. The news from Arizona caught my eye, so let’s do a medley of news from “the front” with some flashbacks.

For those sucking up the Socialist kool-aid, there will be lots more of this coming to your town soon.

Arizona: Bonus: You have to pay the $250 buckeroos for it.

New legislation working its way through the Arizona Senate would establish one of the country’s first statewide DNA databases in which wide swaths of residents would be forced to give up their genetic material.

The DNA database would be maintained by the Department of Public Safety, which would include a person’s name, social security number, date of birth and last known address – and could be accessed and used by law enforcement for investigations. The database can also be shared with other government agencies across the country for the purposes for “employment, licensing, death registration, missing persons identification,” and IDing people using aliases or multiple identities, reports AZ Central.

No other state has anything this expansive in place, according to David Kaye, an associate dean for research at Penn State University who studies genetics and its application in law.

Kaye said the proposed bill is one step away from requiring DNA from anyone who wants a driver’s license. –AZ Central

…..

Arizona wants some DNA, but the FBI wants all of it

While Arizona’s bill collects DNA from certain categories of individuals – and eventually everyone once they’re dead, the FBI is creating a “nation of suspects” according to a US think tank, as they seek to collect every single American’s DNA for a massive database signed into law in 2017 by President Trump which comes into effect this year.

The Rapid DNA Act allows police to routinely collect DNA samples from anyone they’ve arrested, but before they’ve been convicted of a crime. The 2017 law requires several states to connect Rapid DNA machines to the “Codis,” the FBI’s national DNA database.

Approximately the size of a desktop printer, use of the Rapid DNA machines made by Thermo Fisher Scientific and others, are “expected to become as routine a process as taking fingerprints,” according to the Daily Star.

But John W. Whitehead from The Rutherford Institute believes it is a sinister development which will make everyone a suspect.
Speaking to Daily Star Online, he said: “The fact of the matter is that these machines are not full-proof.“But we could look at a situation in which someone could be arrested, have their mouth swabbed and then be charged within hours after generating a DNA profile.“We are looking at the erosion of the concept of innocent before proven guilty because it will allow police to go on fishing expeditions. –Daily Star

More at  Zero Hedge

 

Meanwhile Phones are making Minority Report’s Precrime a reality – and other things we’ve learned.

Phillip K Dick predicted it, Steven Spielberg committed it to film and FOX is about to bring it to TV – but it looks like Precrime is already becoming a reality.

We’ve been reading through a new report released by EPJ Data Science called “a survey of results on mobile phone datasets analysis” which looks at what 15 years of mobile data has taught us.

For example, a study published by Bogomolov et al has used mobile phone traces to try to predict whether a certain area would become a crime hotspot within the next month. The study used the estimated number of people in each area, the age, gender as well as work, home and visitor group splits. All of the information was directly gained from mobile phone data.

That information was then pushed through the system and it found they could predict whether a certain area would be the scene of a crime in the next month with an accuracy of 70%.

In a separate study Bogomolov et al set out to find out if mobile phones could predict a person’s daily stress levels from non-invasive sensors, as well as mobile data.

Only using one lot of data provided a poor result but if the data was combined with personality traits and knowledge of the weather conditions they found a 72% accuracy in predicted whether people were stressed. Full story over at Tech Data

Here is a home grown movie ad, inserting facts with the regular ad for Minority Report

 

 

Nestled in President Obama’s stirring speech reasserting America’s commitment to the Rule of Law was a stunning announcement of a plan for a new legal construct justifying the “prolonged detention” of people we think might misbehave in the future.

This is the change Obama promised. Swathes of the discontent rounded up and imprisoned indefinitely. The persecution of the witches was nothing to what the schemers pulling his strings have laid plans for.

From

Senate Intelligence Authorization Act, Would Allow Arrest of Journalists, Anti-war Activists, Academics and Students

Let’s add this final memory from my way back machine not so long ago:

Meet ‘Sensitivity Readers’ looking for thought crimes prior to publication

…Censors who study manuscripts for thought crimes so that books can be revised or rejected prior to publication are called “sensitivity readers.” The Chicago Tribune approvingly defines a sensitivity reader as “a person who, for a nominal fee, will scan the book for racist, sexist or otherwise offensive content.”

“The industry recognizes this is a real concern,” said Cheryl Klein, a children’s and young adult book editor and author of “The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults.” Klein, who works at the publisher Lee & Low, said that she has seen the casual use of specialized readers for many years but that the process has become more standardized and more of a priority, especially in books for young readers.

Rigid control of what young people read is a higher priority, because their opinions are more malleable, still being in the process of forming.

Sensitivity readers have emerged in a climate – fueled in part by social media – in which writers are under increased scrutiny for their portrayals of people from marginalized [i.e., politically favored] groups, especially when the author is not a part of that group.

If you portray characters in any light that could possibly be construed as reflecting negatively on a politically preferred group like blacks, you are a racist thought criminal; good luck getting published. Avoiding this problem by ignoring blacks is exclusionary and therefore also racist. The only course of action that is not racist is to crowd your work with cartoonishly correct black characters who have been explicitly approved by the thought police. If you do that you are not racist; you are a cultural expropriator. More at Moonbattery

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