Biden on Russia invading Ukraine: “It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion…”


The Biden’s are welcoming a Russian attack on Ukraine… what better way of getting rid of the Hunter Biden problem. What better way for the Hunter’s China problem go away than an attack on Taiwan.

“I looked at them (Ukrainians) and said:‘I’m leaving in 6hrs. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b***h. He got fired.”-Joe Biden. I don’t think Biden likes Ukraine, or maybe it’s just Ukrainian prosecutors he doesn’t like.

Then there is the little matter of potential black mail by either China or Russia with the threat to “spill the beans.” Am I the only one thinking about this?

Anyone who saw the press conference was in for a real treat. I will leave it at that.

“They say that the final decision on Petro Poroshenko will be made after President Zelensky meets with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. Soon we will find out the degree of controllability of Zelensky and the plans of the States for Poroshenko.”

Well if they are blasted all to hell I guess no worries…

Hunter Biden called business associate ‘the chief spy of China’

So many have a copy of Hunter’s laptop. Getting old with all of these little teasers. Rudy we know has it, the government has it, the DOJ, CIA and anyone who is anyone.

Yet Pop is the President.



The best of the swamp.

Trump blasts Barr, claims Durham has disappeared from the planet


In a scathing rebuke of Barr, Trump lets loose in an open letter. Many of us were concerned with Barr from the get go. His announcement at his confirmation hearing that he was best friends with Horowitz gave us plenty to give pause.

Here we have the real story on the weasel Bill Barr.

In this OAN interview Natalie Harp outlines the duplicitous history of Bill Barr’s former statements relating to voter fraud and mail-in ballot fraud.  After laying out the background of Barr’s statements as Attorney General, President Trump’s spokesperson Liz Harrington responds directly to the current position of Barr. It is followed by Trump’s letter.



H/T: Conservative Tree House

A pretty damning clip knowing what we know now. Of course he slid through his confirmation hearing.

Barr and Mueller are friends?




Here is an earlier “tell.”

Check out the earlier post Trump’s tweet, Barr’s response and failed Jessie Liu – the intersect

Via NBC) […] The former U.S. attorney whose office oversaw the Roger Stone prosecution resigned from the Trump administration Wednesday, two days after President Donald Trump abruptly withdrew her nomination for a top job at the Treasury Department.

Jessie Liu

Why did Barr ever think Jessie Liu was worth promoting to a critical role in treasury? and worse to the DOJ #3 post before that. As soon as Barr was confirmed he was her champion. She was involved with Mueller including the Stone and McCabe cases. Keep it in mind as we go through this:……….







The best of the swamp today.


Great Power Competition: Ghoulies, Beasties & The Second Cold War


Great Power Competition

Ghoulies, Beasties & The Second Cold War

by Mustang

The internal disintegration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) began in 1988 with the growing unrest within its constituent republics.  It ended in 1991 when the three principal Soviet republics (Russia, Ukraine, and Byelorussia) declared that they no longer existed.  Eleven other republics followed suit.  President Mikhail Gorbachev resigned; what remained of the Soviet parliament announced the end of the Soviet Era.  By the time William J. Clinton assumed the presidency, the world had already entered into a new geo-political phase.

In 1990, America’s primary competitors were the Soviet Union and Red China.  In 1991, only red China remained to challenge American leadership.  Russia re-emerged, of course, but for the ten years it took to re-organize, the former Eastern Bloc was relatively quiet.  In February 1993, Islamic fundamentalists bombed the World Trade Center.  Six people died, a thousand were injured, a blind sheik was arrested, and America went back to sleep.

The world’s conversation changed again on 11 September 2001, when Islamic fundamentalists launched a coordinated attack against the United States.  From that date, the United States shifted its focus toward the Middle East (Afghanistan and Iraq).  We entered a new phase, called the Global War on Terror — a confusing time for Americans because President Bush wasn’t sure what his short and long-term strategies should be.  

Was it, for example, finding fundamentalists and killing them, building shopping malls in Afghanistan, or purchasing oil for American blood?  What Mr. Bush did accomplish was a transformation of victory in Iraq into a resounding cockup, which he then expanded into Afghanistan (where Americans continue to serve at great risk to themselves).

President Obama’s fascination — his Islamic nation of choice — was Syria, with a peculiar fascination with Libya.  He was aided in this by his former rival for the presidency, Senator John McCain, who in helping to arm Al Qaida insurgents with American weapons, helped to create ISIS.  Thinking Americans began to wonder about our national interests in the Middle East, particularly since the Syrian civil war was the mischief of Saudi Arabia, our best-ever friend.  As a reminder of how well the United States managed its Global War on Terror —

US Taxpayer Obligations (Costs) Associated with the Global War on Terror (2001 — 2017) [Notes 1, 2]

DoD War Spending:                               $1.9 Trillion

GWOT Homeland Spending                $1.054 Trillion

DoD War related Base Spending        $803 Billion

Medical Disability Payments                $437 Billion

State Department/GWOT                     $131 Billion

Interest paid on borrowed money       $925 Billion

Total costs in dollars                               $5.25 Trillion

Total cost in human lives                        800,000 (Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Pakistan)

Cold War Returns

Between 2015-2021, another shift has occurred: a return to Great Power Competition (GPC).  Islamic fundamentalism is still with us, of course — and has been since the late 1790s, so it is unlikely that US spending on its favorite past time, the business of war, will in any way diminish.  But now, in addition to the Islamic hordes, the United States’ focus on international relations and the foreign policy has returned to Russia and Red China.  

The precious national resources wasted during the global war on terror notwithstanding, the United States government has embarked upon a new “grand strategy” with implications of substantial increases in defense spending.

Presently, US debt approaches $82 trillion, including interest.  What this means is that government spending has cost each taxpayer $222,192, or broken down per capita obligations, $84,238 — including minors who only just now entered the life cycle.  As the debt clock races forward, government changes to meet this new reality will cost the

American people even more.  It is at this point that one begins to suspect that Wu Flu and the subsequent shutdown of the American economy served China’s interests quite well.  With less tax revenue flowing into the US Treasury, taxes have nowhere to go but up. 

The new cold war (Cold War II) will demand that the US Department of Defense realign to “counter” Chinese and Russian military (and bio-War) capabilities.  We are already witness to a few of these changes, such as the recent creation of the U. S. Space Force.  DoD envisions that the US Cyber Command will evolve into yet another “combat command,” and then there are high level discussions about where to redeploy US military assets to counter America’s greatest threat (China).

The Congress, through funding, has two choices: either realign our military/naval forces to address “critical concerns,” or increase manpower levels and equipment capabilities of US forces.  Presently, DoD contingency planning includes Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) (Army/Air Force), Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO) for the Navy and Marine Corps, Littoral Operations and Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations for the Marine Corps.  I’m quite sure that a Marine expeditionary brigade has China sitting on pins and needles.

The renewal of GPC has already led to a revived emphasis on nuclear weapons/nuclear deterrence.  Both China and Russia now boast of their status as nuclear powers, and China in particular makes such claims while undertaking massive military modernization efforts.  Imagine: what is any country’s justification for massive military spending if there is not some plan or intention to employ them.

Revival of the US’s competition with Russia began with the seizure and annexation of Ukraine in 2014 — it may have been one reason Obama needed to get back with Vladimir after the election of 2012.  US military planning now includes the strengthening of US and NATO military capabilities to counter Russian aggression in other areas of Europe.  

Some experts claim that present US and NATO forces are woefully inadequate to this task (blaming Donald Trump, of course, because none of the NATO allies wanted to pay their fair share), even after Army and Air Force capabilities have been expanded in Poland, and an increase in Navy and Marine Corps activities in Norway.



The bad old days of cold war have returned.  There isn’t much that any of us can do about this — competition is in the nature of man.  I suppose we Americans could follow the European Union’s lead in all this and simply bury our heads in the sand and pretend that all is well in the world.  

On the other hand, there is a time to deploy our troops to confront evil in the world — and a time to exercise some restraint in that regard.  Lately (since the first Gulf War), our diplomatic efforts seem centered on military intervention.  It’s all we know, apparently — and I’m still trying to figure out what our national interests were/are in Afghanistan and Syria.

The costs of the Middle Eastern Wars have been high, but worse than this, our diplomatic faux pas has driven the enemy (Iran, for example) solidly into a China and Russia alliance.  While Bush/Obama sent our troops to eradicate armed goat herders, Vladimir Putin was engaged in his energetic efforts to extend the hand of comradeship and empathy to Middle Eastern puppet masters.  

China’s efforts in the Middle East, Africa, and closer to home, in Central and South America have been no less ambitious.  We will soon find ourselves within range of Iranian ICBMs and surrounded by Chinese missile installations in Cuba, Honduras, San Salvador, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Venezuela.

I’m no expert, but it would appear reasonable to ask, “Who are our diplomats working for?”  The risk to this and future generations is obvious.  Two “clear and present” dangers remain: physical harm to the American people through long-range missiles, and the peril to our economy as a foolish government continues to spend far more than it produces in revenues.  

Meanwhile, members of Congress who have never seen an armed conflict they didn’t love, and US/Globalist corporations who make gazillions from the DoD’s demands for more stuff that goes bang, will eventually reduce the once-strong American economy to the level of an undeveloped country.

As an aside, China’s and Russia’s economic strategy toward the United States seems remarkably similar to the one the US employed against the Soviet Union (1980-1991); through our technological developments, we quite literally drove the USSR into bankruptcy [Note 3].

Now the tide has turned — and it occurs to me that the US would be in much better shape in our international relationships if we had qualified people running the government rather than the eggheads who have orchestrated the DoD and foggy bottom since around 1988.  In choosing Joe Biden as president, the American people — in all their wisdom — have assured us of a much greater danger than ever existed before.

Well-done, voters.  You shall reap that which you have sown.


[1] Project on Government Oversight/Congressional Oversight Initiative: a public advocacy group, Mark Thompson, 2019.

[2] Watson Institute, Brown University, Study 20 September 2020

[3] I once spoke with a retired (former Soviet) military officer who told me that the USSR had no idea how advanced the US war machine was until the first Gulf war.  He said to me that the revelation made him ill.    


Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

Soros operative Fiona Hill pushes more Russia Russia on CNN

Russia Scammer Fiona Hill Pushes More Russia BS on CNN — And Proves She’s a Pompous Dunce.

Fiona Hill, was the star witness for the Democrat Representative Adam Schiff’s impeachment show trial.  This State Department employee was BFF of the Steele dossier’s PSS, and is more Russian than most Russians.

Hill was on CNN today still pushing Russia, Russia, Russia.

Full story at Gateway Pundit

So goes the headline and story. But she is so much more than a dunce. She is one of Soros’s handmaidens who is out there to continue to damage Trump. Let’s do a flashback but first what she is up to. I see she is making the rounds so worth a look back.

CNN started the interview by claiming that the FBI and CIA both are reporting that Russia is attempting to interfere in the 2020 election and prevent Biden from winning.

The preface for you to keep on mind.

As we previously mentioned Roger Stone outed Fiona Hill in 2017 as a Deep State spy in the White House under then NSA Advisor General H. R. McMaster. The George Soros connected traitor was outed by Israeli spies.

Now the flashback:

Fiona Hill, a former top Russia analyst for the White House, said during her testimony  that conspiracy theories linked to billionaire philanthropist George Soros were anti-Semitic, likening them to “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

The comments came after Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) questioned her about conspiracy theories about Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a fellow impeachment inquiry witness who is of Ukrainian Jewish descent. The conspiracy theories have been promoted by Infowars’s Alex Jones and longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone, who was convicted by a federal court last week.

Media Matters (Soros) called Roger Stone’s outing of Fiona Hill as a Soros (OSI) operative a “SMEAR” (Stone was right)

Here’s proof Roger Stone was right–that Fiona Hill has been inside Soros’s Open Society Institute (OSI) (NY) since before Nov. 04, 2000 directorship filing for the INSTITUTE FOR WAR & PEACE, Co. No. 2744185.

Remarkably, she was hired to advise OSI while she was still completing her PhD at Harvard in History. Her PhD thesis chair was Richard Pipes, a notoriously biased Russian history professor who was a speaker at two Bilderberg conferences, was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was a C.I.A. advisor to Daddy Bush.


Resume from the Brookings Institute link:

According to her resume Fiona Hill worked for the George Soros Open Society Institute from 2000-2006, just 13 years ago.

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

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Fiona Hill. (Filed May 10, 2001). NEW DIRECTOR, Appointment of director or secretary, Form 288a, Advisory Board, Open Society Institute, signed Nov. 04, 2000, Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), Co. No. 2744185. Companies House (UK).


Other than that all is well in the swamp.

Top US general Milley and Sec.of Defense Esper testify and dump on Trump


Below the radar yesterday was a hearing that should give us all heartburn. The hearing?

House Armed Services Hearing with Secretary Esper and General Milley.

I have already opined about Esper et al before:

Trump Loyalists no where to be found – Mattis, Esper attack Trump

What is with a General who thinks they are above the President? Mattis resigned/fired over Trump’s Syrian policy. Then we had the Secretary of Defense now complaining how he had to “tag along” with Trump and walk through Lafayette Square with Trump carrying a bible. Are there no loyalists?  Not satisfied he goes on…..

‘I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act’: Defense Secretary Esper breaks with Trump on use of troops

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes using the U.S. military to quiet domestic unrest in a break with President Donald …

Military General Calls White House Photo-Op a Mistake. June 11, 2020

Setting the predicate: A refresher.



Back to the hearing yesterday:

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Mark Milley testifed before the House Armed Services Committee

Like the country it serves, the U.S. military is fighting an internal battle against racism, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said Thursday, but old names and symbols of that enemy are present and strong enough to sow division.

“Divisiveness leads to defeat,” Milley told the House Armed Services Committee.

“There is no place in our armed forces … for symbols of racism, bias or discrimination.”

Milley and Esper

First out of the box, let talk about the re-naming of military bases. Am I invested in it one way or another? No. My military friends who had not a clue about the names of the bases they passed through have memories based on the present names and would want to keep them the same. But the bigger issue is that these Generals and the Secretary of Defense apparently believe they do not have to support their Commander-in-Chief’s position.

I can’t expect my stalwart readers to listen to a two hour hearing. I can because I am still locked down here in COVID land. Let me give you a couple of highlights I found.


Mark Esper claims he never received a briefing that included the word ‘bounty’



Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley says, “The Confederacy, the American Civil War…was an act of treason at the time against the Union, against the Stars and Stripes, against the U.S. Constitution




Gen. Mark Milley: U.S. ‘Perhaps Not’ Doing Enough Against Russia In Afghanistan | NBC News




Clearing the Park



Milley: We need a clear distinction between police and military




I for one am not counting on any military to help me out when the SHTF. I thought the days of MacArthur were over. Your thoughts? Am I wrong on this one?

A couple of samples from the deep deep swamp.

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.


The keys to understanding the origin of the Trump – Russia investigation


Another home run by Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.” If ever there was an interview to be viewed in its entirety it’s this one with George Papadopoulous. After a few minutes of watching, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down. The Russia spy pieces all come together. It should scare the dickens out of all of us and new information is riveting. The interview starts a few minutes from the beginning.

Further on in the program, Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intel Committee, speaks about his investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation and why the tale of Joseph Mifsud and George Papadopoulos is key to understanding what happened.

DEVIN NUNES: Well, it’s beyond me. I never knew you could use counterintelligence capabilities, these are the capabilities in our government to go after and target terrorists. I never knew that you could actually go out and use those capabilities to spy on Americans, and we don’t know all of this yet for sure, but we have strong suspicions that that is exactly what was happening. And you really only have to look at the text messages from Strzok and Page who were the FBI agents who were the lead that ultimately served on the Mueller dossier team. They were texting about this stuff.

MARIA BARTIROMO: They wanted an insurance policy.

DEVIN NUNES: That’s right.

Note the timeline for George Papadopoulos. He had several “run ins” with Western (UK, Italian, Australian) intel agents well before he met with Alexander Downer, the Australian diplomat that the FBI claims is the reason they had suspicions about him and other Trump aids.

In truth, Papadopoulos had never met with anybody from Russia prior to the FBI running secret agents at him. And to date, he has never met with anyone from Russia. Yet, we are somehow supposed to believe that the FBI was so “concerned”about Russian efforts to infiltrate the Trump campaign? There was absolutely no evidence to even investigate Papadopoulos.

Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo 5/5/19 | Breaking Fox News May 5, 2019

Fox has taken the full interview down on YouTube. Here is a link to the various sections of it. Chose Papadopoulos. One not to be missed.  Nunes response can be found below.

May. 05, 2019 – 12:33 – Former 2016 Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos walks Maria Bartiromo through the timeline of events that led up to why he was investigated during the Trump-Russia probe.

Here is a transcript portion of the interview with Nunes and clip.



Devin Nunes: How Many Spies (With An “S”) Did Obama Administration Target At Trump Campaign?  Found at Real Clear Politics

Thanks to WhatFingerNews for the coverage! A great site for all the news.


Trump’s Et tu Brute – the second act ‘Russia’ is well underway


This is the “telI” on how the spying is going to be justified. Now we know why the Dems made such an issue over the use of the word “spying” at the hearing. See, they were just doing “surveillance.” “Counterintelligence.” “Informants versus Spies.” Trump asked for it don’t you know. We now know how the second act is going to play. Here is a flashback Saturday pick from May, 2018 that tells us how this will roll.

Trump has and had few friends through this Russia ordeal he has gone through these past couple of years. Let’s remember the ones still in office in 2020.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) recently suggested the FBI did nothing wrong when it used at least one government informant to secretly collect information on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. (May, 2018)


MSNBC via Morning Joe and Mika, CNN, CBS, et al, were ecstatic with the Trey Gowdy road show. He is making the rounds on TV with his take on the Mueller investigation.

Mueller is “following the book” with his investigation so he says.

Gowdy is packing up his swamp bags this year and calling it a day as far as Congress goes. Just setting himself up for the usual big bucks to follow.

I thought he was one of the good guys. But then, that is what I thought about Sessions. Even worse, Napalitano was more than happy to flip as well.  His comment that Gowdy had seen  the documents apparently thus changed his mind, when in fact nothing was produced last Friday (2018). Just the Swamp’s view of the world.


Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) recently suggested the FBI did nothing wrong when it used at least one government informant to secretly collect information on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Public reports indicate, however, that Gowdy never even reviewed the relevant documents on the matter subpoenaed by Congress. In fact, a spokeswoman for Gowdy told The Federalist that the congressman doesn’t even know what documents and records were subpoenaed by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI).

The briefing Gowdy and other lawmakers attended was scheduled at the behest of the White House after the Department of Justice (DOJ) obstructed the subpoena.

Activists and journalists were thrilled with Gowdy’s comments exonerating the FBI, claiming they “debunked” any concerns that people have about FBI behavior. CNN’s Manu Raju claimed, without providing evidence, that Gowdy had “seen the intel.”

More at The Federalist

Here we have Napolitano on Gowdy’s disputing of Trump’s ‘spygate’ claims. Included clips from the field day the MSM is having with it. (May 2018)



House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy joins ‘The Story’ with insight on FBI surveillance of the Trump campaign and responds to Adam Schiff’s comments. This is the original interview with Trey Gowdy,


I guess we knew this was coming. February 2018 :

Thanks to WhatFingerNews for the coverage! A great site for all the news.


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


One thing one has to give the Democrats credit for, it is their unrelenting effort to achieve their goal. In this case, harassing Donald Trump, his children and grandchildren.

Democrats subpoena financial records from Trump grandchildren ..

The operative statement in the Democrats plan “apply significant resources” – apparently having spent 45 Million, last I read, was not enough. We can only hope the American people get fed up with this nonsense. Best case scenario at this point. Time to turn the tables on Schiff and investigate his leaks big time.


House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) hired Patrick Fallon, former chief of the FBI’s Financial Crimes Section as he ramps up his investigations into President Trump’s finances.

The Daily Beast and CNN reported that Schiff doesn’t feel Mueller’s probe was robust enough so he hired Patrick Fallon to help enforce his committee’s subpoenas.

This comes on the heels of Schiff hiring Daniel Goldman as the panel’s director of investigations. Goldman worked out of the Southern District of New York and specializes in Russian organized crime.

Goldman is also a fellow at the George Soros-funded Brennan Center for Justice, with offices in New York City and Washington, DC.

Breitbart News reported Schiff hired Daniel Goldman, who worked with Noble on the Zemlyansky case. He left the U.S. Attorney’s office in 2017 to become a legal analyst on NBC and MSNBC, where he regularly  accused President Donald Trump of committing crimes to win the presidential election.

Schiff, who became chairmen of the committee after Democrats took back the House majority, tapped Daniel Noble, co-chief of the complex frauds and cybercrime unit at the Manhattan office, unnamed sources told Bloomberg News.

Noble, who has deep experience in cybercrime, worked with Goldman to convict Mikhail Zemlyansky in 2015 of racketeering, insurance fraud and securities fraud.

Former Assistant Director of the FBI’s CI Division Frank Figliuzzi said Schiff’s hiring of Patrick Fallon is a big deal.

“The fact that the Committee has hired someone at the former senior executive service level from within the FBI’s Financial Crimes Section is significant, and to me denotes an effort to apply significant resources to examining and analyzing financial findings,” Figliuzzi told the Daily Beast. “By the time you got to the head of the Financial Crimes section, you would have substantial white collar crime and global financial crime experience, both at the street level and the supervisory level. And his role at headquarters would have had him overseeing the bulk of all financial crime cases in the FBI.”

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This man is absolutely deranged.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) responds to a letter from House Intelligence Committee Republicans calling for his resignation following the attorney general’s summary of the Mueller report.


See earlier post:

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