FBI Lawyer Who Altered FISA Docs and a Corrupt Intelligence Inspector General

“FBI Lawyer Who Altered FISA Docs and His Lover Worked for Current ICIG Who Edited IC WhistleBlower Form to Legitimize Impeachment Sham” – so goes the headline. That is just the start of what we are learning. Our man IG Atkinson now goes under scrutiny. The intersect.

Michael Atkinson the Intelligence Inspector General is about to have a great fall. Atkinson played as big a role in the latest impeachment charade as did the new characters who have just emerged as the latest stars in this moving mystery show.

Kevin Clinesmith

The individual (or individuals) has been identified as Kevin Clinesmith  who altered FISA docs, who worked with his reported lover Sally Moyer for the current Intelligence Community (IC) Inspector General (IG), Michael Atkinson. Keep in mind  Atkinson only assumed this position in May of 2018. Only the second Inspector General for the Intelligence Community. Keep the dates in mind as we move forward with the story.

So much for Clinesmith being a a low level attorney as reported.

Conservative Treehouse reported –

Kevin Clinesmith was one of the key FBI small group members on the original Clinton investigation known as the “mid-year exam”, or in text messages the “MYE”.

Within the MYE Clinesmith was one of the key legal staff working with Peter Strzok. Clinesmith was lawyer #2 for Strzok who eventually transferred to the subsequent Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

Clinesmith was also previously reported to be having an intimate relationship with another member of the FBI team, Sally Moyer, though that is uncertain. [Tashina “Tash” Guahar was also a key legal figure on the Main Justice side of the MYE team.]

Sally Moyer was FBI unit chief in the Office of General Counsel (counterintelligence legal unit within the FBI Office of General Counsel).

Ms. Moyer was responsible for the legal compliance within the FBI counterintelligence operations that generated FISA applications.

When the MYE investigation finished, the Carter Page FISA construction is where Kevin Clinesmith and Sally Moyer come together in their next assignment, the FBI investigation of Trump.

Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson only assumed office on May 17, 2018.  Approved by a voice vote.

Nominated in November 2017. A modicum of investigation of this man would have revealed major red flags with this fellow. The Mueller probe started May 17, 2017.

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.

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 – one month after Atkinson joined Carlin as senior counsel- 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.)

Atkinson saw to it that the whistleblower form was updated to allow for second hand information, which the ‘whistleblower’ (believed to be Eric Ciaramella) provided in his complaint.  Although, the form should not have been accepted based on second-hand information and because it was about the President of the United States (who is not in the IC), Atkinson accepted the complaint.

The whistleblower later attempted to edit the form he originally provided.  The original form stated that the whistleblower did not talk to Congress before filing the form but after it was discovered that he had met with Adam Schiff’s team in Congress, the whistleblower attempted to edit his form.

More at Gateway Pundit

Earlier sources from previous post: The Intelligence I.G. Atkinson – another plant by the Deep State

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Weissmann the ‘the pit bull’ joins NBC MSNBC to opine on impeachment

 

Andrew Weissmann the so called “pit bull” of the Mueller team has found his way over to the NBC and MSNBC team to opine on the impeachment of our President. Here is the nub of the “offense” that is worthy of impeachment that echos all of last week’s testimony.

WEISSMANN: I think they helped answer the question of, why should the American public care? And the witnesses talked about how if it is true what the Democrats are claiming, what the president is doing is completely antithetical to the bipartisan view that the rule of law should apply in this country and across the world.

They saw an unofficial policy being pushed by the president and Giuliani to bring a bogus investigation against a political opponent. That’s the kind of thing that we fight against in other countries.

I might ask who is the “they” that decides “the official policy?” Of course, the deep state and not those elected by the American people. Mr. Weissmann is correct we do fight this in other countries.

Note to MSNBC. To be completely honest you would have allowed the answers from the witnesses as opposed to the premises.

Top Prosecutor On Impeachment Case: Trump Was ‘Cheating’ To Win Re-election | MSNBC

 

 

 

Excerpts via Daily Caller

“I would have spent less time about what it meant for Ukraine and sort of American policy and a little bit more on the fact that what the president … was doing was cheating on our election,” Weissmann told MSNBC’s Ari Melber.

Melber ended his interview with Weissmann with a touching send-off.

“In all candor and sincerity, as an attorney, I can say a lot of attorneys view you as a legend,” the host said.

Weissmann joins a stable of MSNBC analysts that includes former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI assistant director for Frank Figliuzzi, and Malcolm Nance, a former intelligence officer who has pushed the now-debunked conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia during the 2016 election.

 

Such brilliance. I can’t imagine how this “legend” managed to waste millions and found nothing and yet continues to interfere in the election of a President by the electorate and not the deep state.

 

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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. …….

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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

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Devin Nunes sounds the alarm over Mueller hearing as John McCabe describes what will happen

 

 

Devin Nunes has been sounding the alarm regarding the upcoming Mueller hearings all week. Why the delay? He suggests that behind the scenes Mueller’s little elves have been hard at work setting up the Committees to do the most damage.

Interesting, at the same time this week, the notorious John McCabe has been making his rounds as well prescribing methods for the committee to be successful. Let’s connect these dots.

 

But appearing on Fox News Wednesday night, Nunes advised caution:

I really expect the worst, because Bob Mueller does not have to show up. So he’s doing this on his own free will. That tells me the last time he operated on his own free will, everybody forgets, (Attorney General William) Barr came out with a memo, was very clear about the decisions that he had made, and then a few days later, Mueller decided on his own to go out and hold a nine minute press conference.

So I am very concerned, and I think we should expect the worst because he only has to say a couple things and the rest of the media — not saying you here at Fox, but 90 percent of the media will take one little phrase and run with it and try to run towards impeachment.

Earlier this week, on Monday night, Nunes told Fox News’s Sean Hannity he believes Mueller is “back-channeling” — working with Democrats to “create a narrative” for his July 24th hearings.

Nunes on Wednesday called the Mueller report a “joke.”

Nunes expresses his same concerns again here with the upcoming Mueller hearing on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum,’

 

 

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McCabe affirmed that: “with Mueller’s experience, Trump’s impeachment is only time”

McCabe said one of the more frustrating things [for Democrats and anti-Trumpers] is that Mueller did not say whether Trump would have been charged with obstruction if he were a private citizen instead of the president.

“So if that’s the place that Congress wants to get to, there are many, many ways they can get very close to that,” McCabe said.

“The report outlines at least ten different categories of obstructive activity. In eight of those 10 categories, director Mueller concluded there was significant evidence to support each of the three elements of the offense.

“Were I Congress, I would pick the top three or four areas that they think are most impactful and go through a very deliberate series of questions to get Director Mueller to talk about the evidence that supports each of those elements of the crime.”

Host John Berman asked McCabe what he thinks Mueller would say if he’s asked, “Does DOJ typically seek to convict subjects of obstruction with evidence like this?””I think he’d have to say yes,” McCabe replied. “He is a prosecutor by background. He brought cases, tried cases in federal court.

“If you walk him through the evidence on one particular act of obstruction — say, was there an obstructive act, and he describes one; you say, was there a nexus to a proceeding and he describes it; say, was there intent, and he describes the evidence; and then pose that question to him, it’s going to be very hard for him to say that in similar circumstances a person confronting that sort of evidence wouldn’t be charged with obstruction.”

Here McCabe makes the rounds with another CNN panel almost verbatim to Berman’s interview:

McCabe affirmed that: “with Mueller’s experience, Trump’s impeachment is only time”

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Recall:

Schiff hires more lawyers in unrelenting effort to find Trump guilty of crimes

I suggest it would be wise that we not let our guard down. The Deep State is not done with Trump by a long shot. They want to dirty up the President and get a complicit Judge or two to set some traps as the election cycle heats up.

Keep your eye out on the name Catherine Hicks.

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Jeffrey Epstein was an informant for Mueller’s FBI – Was that the basis of the sweetheart deal?

Before we demand that Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to be fired and thrown under the bus for giving Epstein a “sweetheart deal,” it might be worth taking the time to review the history of what the FBI was up to with Epstein. Mueller was head of the FBI at the time.

Alexander Acosta

We may never know what for sure the FBI wanted out of him, but we do know he was an informant. Interesting that I read that Ken Starr was involved in the plea deal. Let’s hear from Acosta what the goods were and the deal.

UPDATE: Acosta Resigns.

Ward writes:

He’d cut the non-prosecution deal with one of Epstein’s attorneys because he had “been told” to back off, that Epstein was above his pay grade. “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone,” he told his interviewers in the Trump transition, who evidently thought that was a sufficient answer and went ahead and hired Acosta. (The Labor Department had no comment when asked about this.)

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First, going to my old stash:

Was Lolita Express Jeffrey Epstein an informant for Mueller’s FBI?

From the 5/24/18 FBI Vault release: “Epstein has also provided information to the FBI as agree upon.” Is that why he escaped serious charges for molesting over twenty girls?

Ed: At the time of the post, all pages of the FBI files were in black ink and mostly blank. It now lists 28 parts, but at the time of my posting there were only 8 listed below.

Perhaps Attorney General Barr could release these? Oh right, Barr has recused himself, pulling another Jeff Sessions. This of course leaves the SD of New York on its own. Surprise! Comey’s daughter will be one of the Prosecutors -Anyone want to bet her speciality will be to dig up any dirt on Trump?

Attorney General William Barr may have oversight over U.S. attorneys in New York, but he has announced that he is recusing himself from the Jeffrey Epstein case. (Believe his reason/excuse at our own peril.)

UPDATE: Earlier reports suggested that he would be recusing himself. But he’s only recusing himself from review of the 2008 plea because that involved Kirkland Ellis lawyers. (Which means we will never know how the FBI was involved, crimes and Acosta will be left out to dry. Better than nothing I guess.)

Via NY Post

After consulting Justice Department ethics officials, Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing the sex-trafficking case of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in New York, according to reports.

This is what is called a FBI “heavily redacted” file on Epstein.

From the FBI file: Click on PDF of file. Page down a number of pages to get past the redacted pages.

File Jeffrey Epstein Part 01 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 02 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 03 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 04 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 05 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 06 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 07 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 08 of 08

Here is one theory of why he got the sweetheart deal:

Jeffrey Epstein Became a Government Informant as Part of Sweetheart Plea Deal so reads the Daily Beast back in November of 2018

In exchange for a sweetheart plea deal that buried dozens of allegations by underage girls of sexual abuse at his Palm Beach, Florida, mansion, disgraced hedge-fund manager Jeffrey Epstein provided federal investigators with “unspecified information,” according to records cited in a Tuesday (2018) report from the Miami Herald

…”But as part of that deal, according to records cited by the Herald, Epstein provided “valuable consideration”—in other words, critical information—to federal investigators. There’s no direct evidence of what that information was, but records show that at around the same time, Epstein was considered to be a crucial witness during the trial of two Bear Stearns executives who faced allegations of corporate securities fraud during the 2008 financial crisis.”

As part of my 2018 post I included:

Lolita Express: Clinton’s Secret Service agent threatens damaging info on former president: Former Agent Dan Bongino is a Fox regular.

So Dan…time to spill.

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Michael Flynn and the Trappings of Power

 

Trappings of Power 

by Mustang

Among those so inclined, the world of politics offers one of those “the sky is the limit” opportunities we read about in the newspapers.  But there is another side to these stories: failure and disgrace.  Such is the case with retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn who left the Army at the pinnacle of success and is now sitting in the dust bin of recent political history.  My guess is that not too many Americans care about Flynn or his trials and tribulations —and yet, the story is nothing if not instructive.

Flynn served 33-years on active duty.  Five of these years were spent in combat service.  Within this time frame, General Flynn received many personal decorations in recognition of his contribution to the military establishment, although none of these were combat decorations.  Flynn was no Audie Murphy.  Still, he served honorably and faithfully over three decades and while this should entitle him to our gratitude, it does not grant him access to the world of high politics.

So, what happened?  My view is that at the time he left the military, he was so over-confident in his own ability that he was anxious to prove that he was bright enough to secure a position of national leadership.  Along with over-confidence comes arrogance and, perhaps, a certain aloofness that, as it turns out, didn’t serve him very well.

Although a registered Democrat, Flynn was involved in the Trump election campaign and transition team.  His several public statements attacking Hillary Clinton did little more than paint a target on his back.  Apparently, he never consulted that long list of people who crossed the Clintons and met an untimely end (politically or otherwise).  By publicly attacking Clinton, he also ended up on the Obama target list.

Here we find the first important lesson: you don’t have to be guilty of anything in order to be disgraced by mere accusation.  This, by the way, appears to be a trend in our country today: guilt by accusation.

The actual story of General Flynn in post-military retirement is long, complicated, and boring.  I will only say that for a man who is so accomplished, Flynn might have thought about getting an attorney before meeting with FBI agents (set upon him by Clinton operative, FBI Director James Comey).  Even a lance corporal knows that whenever you’re called in for questioning, it isn’t wise to go in alone.  Maybe it was his arrogance, or perhaps, a belief that he’d done nothing wrong —so there was nothing to fear.  As he walked in to the interrogation room, he might have recalled that line in Shakespeare: “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”

General Flynn is pending formal sentencing for lying to federal investigators.  Was it really lying, or did his simply not recall certain details?  Actually, it doesn’t matter.  The entire novella was designed to intimidate Flynn so that he would roll over on Donald Trump.  Apparently, he never did that, or possibly, there was nothing to roll over about.

But this is the game General Flynn signed up to play, and he was an early casualty.  He was the shortest serving NSC advisor in the history of the United States.  Now, rather than achieving accolades for his work in the White House, he will simply be remembered as a convicted felon.  It’s cost him a lot of money, too.  Professionally, the man is destroyed, and I suspect that the only thing left for him to do is write a memoir that no one will buy.  At least, I won’t.

There are several lessons to this story and it appears that Flynn had to discover them the hard way.  High-end politics in the United States is a closed society.  If you have tons of money (which is to say, able to afford an entire law firm to address legal issues), if you have the Harvard degree, the Rolex watch, the secret handshake, and you’ve had years to make political friends (which is to say, you’ve got a lot of dirt on others of your ilk), then yeah … go for it.

But if you happen to be an outsider, such as General Flynn was, you really aren’t equipped to play with the big boys (and girls).  The astute citizen, especially the most educated and sophisticated of us all, would be wise to avoid the power trap.  It’s a matter of self-preservation—and the effect of this is that our highest political offices are bequeathed to the most corrupt, least-honest, most egotistical gangsters ever to receive a degree from Harvard, Brown, or Princeton.

There is also an interesting parallel to this story: recently, Martha McSally ran for the US Senate from Arizona.  Prior to that, she served successfully in the US House of Representatives from 2015.  Rather than focusing on gaining political experience in the House, she decided she was ready for the big time.

Her political strategy was simple: convince Arizonians that she’s a hero for having flown fighter aircraft in the Air Force.  Well, it is an interesting tale, but hardly relevant to what voters are looking for.  She lost her bid for the Senate because Martha McSally made the same (stupid) mistake as did McCain, who wasted all of his political capital talking about what a hero he was for being shot down in Vietnam.  The fact is that, while most Americans do appreciate those who serve in the military, few are interested in hearing war stories.  More than this, they quickly tire of egotistical officers patting themselves on the back.

McSally should have remained in the House for another ten years, and Michael Flynn should have taken General MacArthur’s advice; in having done his duty, Flynn ought to just faded away to enjoy his grandchildren.

Welcome to the Coup d’état underway – Brennan and Democrats urge anarchy

 

Intervention of the Sabine Women

The Coup d’état is underway. Make no mistake. The Dems are creating anarchy and the rate we are going may be successful. The Kavanaugh debacle with the Democrats not even willing to give Grassley a copy of the unredacted letter written by Ford with her claims.

More scurrilous are the efforts by the Democrats to keep and support Rosenstein’s henchmen in refusing an order from Trump to totally declassify numerous documents bearing on the absurd Russia Russia Russia investigation.

Wish America luck, a few more months and it looks like we will know the answer. The GOP caving on Kavanaugh, add information withheld from the White House will do it. The topper will be losing the November election to the Dems and there will be no turning back.

Here are two excerpts that deserve the complete read.

UPDATE: Video of Brennan has been added below! How Arrogant! Not the Andrea Mitchell interview.

The combination of arrogance, hubris and desperation within a letter (pdf here) from the four Democrats on the intelligence oversight Gang of Eight, is palpable even in text format.

Legislative branch members: Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff and Mark Warner write a letter today to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and FBI Director Christopher Wray, demanding the executive branch cabinet members withhold information from the White House.

Perhaps more stunningly, and extra-constitutionally (meaning outside the framework of constitutional separation of power), within the jaw-dropping letter the four Democrats outline previous verbal conversations and current agreements with Coats, Rosenstein and Wray where the Cabinet officers agreed to keep information away from the White House Chief Executive, the President.

That third paragraph is particularly interesting: …”the verbal assurance you provided us that DOJ and FBI would not provide the White House“…

More at Conservative Tree House

 

Now from the Communist Brennan:

Former CIA director and MSNBC contributor John Brennan called on FBI director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to “push back” on any directive from the White House that may have a “negative impact” on the Mueller investigation.

 

Brennan called on “individuals of conscience” in the administration to remember that they took an oath of office not an oath to Donald Trump. Moments prior Brennan admonished people who are abusing their powers to “protect” Trump.

“I think that they should continue to push, push, push, and if Mr. Tump and the White House does not relent, then they have some decisions to make, and whether or not they are going to the just not follow that direction and be fired or to resign,” Brennan said of the trio.

“A number of individuals are trying to protect Mr. Trump and abusing their authorities and their powers, whether it be in Congress or within the executive branch,” Brennan said on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. “And this is something that I am hoping that individuals of conscience are going to stop and prevent because I am concerned that this is just one indication that Mr. Trump is going to increasingly look for steps to take in order to further to try to subvert the Mueller investigation.” Video and more over at  Real Clear Politics

 

Trump’s legal team’s epic fail – meet John Dowd

 

If you have any questions how Trump’s legal team got themselves into such a mess with Mueller, look no further than this fellow John Dowd. The good news is that after the damage was done as far as strategy and giving away the store, he left back in March 2018. The bad news? I will let you take a look-see.. and it’s not easy on the eyes.

We had the good fortune of hearing the setup this past week when Hannity dragged Dowd out from under a rock to explain his thinking. Dowd thought he could trust Mueller and had a handshake on it? He’s disappointed?

I can’t say he is in much better shape with media hog Rudy, who never let’s a minute go without being noticed.

Dowd, who has urged the President to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe and resist attacking him publicly, resigned as his disagreements with Trump intensified and the President stepped up his attacks on the special counsel. His departure raises questions about the direction of Trump’s legal strategy and could signal a more aggressive posture on Trump’s part. (You think??) H/t: CNN

 

Rosenstein Moved Cohen Case to New York – Then Ordered Trump-Appointed US Attorney Geoffrey Berman to Recuse Himself

 

This wasn’t rocket science to figure out when Mueller moved some of the investigation to New York that the plan was to keep at Trump into perpetuity. What we didn’t figure that he would make sure that Trump’s pick to head  up the office would be neutered and removed. Obama sycophants continue the war and attempt to destroy Trump and everyone he knew. Keep in mind this was the same office that charged De Souza. What is the matter with Berman to agree to it? How about Sessions?

Trump appointed attorney Geoffrey Berman recused himself from the investigation into Michael Cohen.

Wired Sources got this information from a New York Post article by Michael Goodwin.

The US attorney Trump appointed for that outpost, Geoffrey Berman, reportedly was ordered to recuse himself by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, leaving the office staffed mostly by holdovers from Preet Bharara’s tenure.

Bloomberg reported on the latest tactics to get Trump in the Southern District of New York.
Bloomberg reported:

Khuzami was put in charge of the Cohen investigation after the U.S. attorney who Trump appointed to lead the office, Geoffrey Berman, recused himself. It’s unclear why Berman did so, but he previously worked in the law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP, which also employed Rudy Giuliani, a top Trump campaign supporter who’s now his personal lawyer.

Berman was appointed by Trump after the president fired prosecutor Preet Bharara in March 2017.Bharara, who was appointed by President Barack Obama and won fame for prosecuting insider-trading cases, has become a scathing critic of Trump on social media and a podcast…

…And while New York prosecutors are required to notify the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section if they want to pursue election fraud cases, there haven’t been any signs of tension between the office and Justice Department headquarters with regard to the Cohen investigation, the person said.

Rosenstein made the decision to give the Cohen case to SDNY following a referral from Mueller.That also ensured the investigation could continue even if Trump somehow managed to fire the special counsel, a politically dangerous move that many Republicans have warned the president to avoid. From Gateway Pundit

Here is a list from Vox that Mueller’s evil enterprise has in mind and investigating.

  • The Trump Organization: Early this year, Mueller’s team subpoenaed Trump’s business for documents, including some related to Russia, the New York Times reported.
  • Russian oligarchs: Mueller’s team surprised two Russian oligarchs at US airports this year, and questioned them about their ties to people in Trump’s orbit. He seized electronic devices from one oligarch.
  • The Trump campaign’s digital operation: Mueller’s team interviewed people involved with Trump’s digital team with an eye toward understanding whether they’d coordinated with Russian online efforts, Yahoo News and ABC News have reported.
  • Trump’s inauguration: The special counsel has also investigated Russia-tied donations to Trump’s inaugural committee, and the “unusual access” that certain Russians got to inaugural events, per ABC News.
  • The Seychelles meeting and Gulf money: Shortly before Trump’s inauguration, a donor of his (Erik Prince) held a mysterious meeting in Seychelles with a Russian fund manager. The meeting was facilitated by the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates and his adviser, George Nader. It has also emerged that after Don Jr.’s Russian meeting at Trump Tower, he held another meeting about election assistance — with Prince and Nader. Mueller’s team served Nader with a subpoena in the US and has brought him before the grand jury. Keep an eye on this one.
  • Roger Stone’s associates: Particularly in the past few months, Mueller has sought to question many people in the orbit of longtime on-and-off Trump adviser Roger Stone. Stone was in contact with WikiLeaks and the Guccifer 2.0 persona (which was run by Russian intelligence) during the campaign, making him a figure of interest in the question of whether Trump associates were involved in the release of those stolen Democratic emails.
  • Obstruction of justice: On top of that, there is Mueller’s investigation into whether President Trump obstructed justice while in office — in pressuring then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn, later firing Comey, pressuring Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and a plethora of other actions. The special counsel’s team interviewed many current and former White House and administration officials about these topics last year.
  • The presidential interview: Finally, Mueller’s team requested back in January that President Trump agree to an interview. We know from a list of leaked questions that the special counsel wants to ask about collusion, obstruction of justice, and Trump’s ties to Russia generally. The president has spent about seven months refusing to agree to this request since. Read more at  Vox

Mueller: Not sure if government can assassinate Americans on U.S. soil

 

Here is a flashback for Saturday. The left is worried about Trump’s stability. How about former FBI Director Mueller? From 2012. Just for the record.

 

FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday said he would have to go back and check with the Department of Justice whether Attorney General Eric Holder’s “three criteria” for the targeted killing of Americans also applied to Americans inside the U.S.

Pressed by House lawmakers about a recent speech in which Holder described the legal justification for assassination, Mueller, who was attending a hearing on his agency’s budget, did not say without qualification that the three criteria could not be applied inside the U.S.

“I have to go back. Uh, I’m not certain whether that was addressed or not,” Mueller said when asked by Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., about a distinction between domestic and foreign targeting. Graves followed up asking whether “from a historical perspective,” the federal government has “the ability to kill a U.S. citizen on United States soil or just overseas.”
“I’m going to defer.

Holder argued in his remarks that it is “simply not accurate” that the president must get permission from a federal court before taking action against a United States citizen terrorist.

“Due process and judicial process are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security. The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process,” he said.

Read more: Fox News

 

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