FISA judge Contreras of Flynn fame forces WH to accept Playboy reporter

 

Judge Contreras of FISA fame. The same activist judge who railroaded Flynn into a guilty plea and then had to recuse himself. A friend of Peter Strzok and his gal pal Lisa Page. Now Contreras is going to tell Trump that a “reporter” from Playboy mag has to have WH press credentials? What happened to separation of powers?

Deadline reported:

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the White House to restore the hard pass of Playboy’s correspondent Brian Karem, whose credentials were suspended after an incident in July in which he got in argument with former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka following a Rose Garden ceremony.

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras granted Karem’s motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction.

After White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham informed Karem she was suspending his hard pass for 30 days, calling his conduct “unacceptable and disruptive,” he sued, seeking a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to reinstate his access to the White House grounds.

Playboy’s current circulation is about 200,000, down to publishing quarterly at a hefty $24.99 an issue and going back to focusing on nude women. Having lost more than 97% of its readership from its heyday of over 7 and a half million, it’s difficult to understand why Playboy has some magic entitlement to a White House press pass. It cannot be credibly claimed that Playboy is a news magazine. Giving Playboy’s pass to The Onion would serve the nation better. Why a press pass in the first place?

Robert’s is responsible for the FISA court, as such it has been reported that he oversees the court. One can only ask, where is Roberts in all of this and why has there been nothing done about the abuse? There is more to Roberts than we know?

A refresher

On Dec. 7, U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras recused himself from overseeing former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s case without providing a reason.

The relationship between Strzok and U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras, who was appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, was disclosed in text messages between Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page, and obtained by Fox News.

“Rudy is on the FISC! Did you know that?” Page said in a text to Strzok in July 2016. “Just appointed two months ago.”

“I did,” Strozk said in response. “We talked about it before and after. I need to get together with him.”

The two also discussed how Strzok needed to be careful about what he discussed with Contreras to avoid putting him “into a situation where he’d have to recuse himself.”

Page said she couldn’t “imagine either one of your could talk about anything in detail meaningful enough to warrant recusal.”

”Strzok’s job as a counterintelligence agent meant that he interacted with the FISC on a regular basis and the messages reveal that Strzok and Contreras both made appearances at a recent “graduation party.”

The day after Flynn’s guilty plea, reports emerged detailing Strzok’s text messages with Page, and on Dec. 7 Contreras recused himself from the case without providing a reason.

“That explains why he recused himself,” former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia Joe DiGenova said, according to Fox News. “He knew he was a friend of Strzok’s when the case came to him. He should allow Flynn to withdraw the guilty plea.”

Enter one Judge Rudolph Contreras

He was appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) court in 2016.

Current Chief Justice John Roberts has been in his role since 2005 and therefore he has appointed all the judges to the FISA court.  Knowing this, it is concerning that Judge Roberts also is responsible for the makeup of the current FISA court.

Sources above from an earlier post:

FISA Judge in Flynn Case Blocks Oil and Gas Drilling – 500 Miles in Wyoming

Bonus:

Obama appointed US District Judge Rudolph Contreras blocked oil and gas drilling across almost 500 square miles in Wyoming.

Judge Rudolph Contreras, said the oil drilling projects must take global warming junk science into account.

Bonus post: Are the FISA Court members dirty?

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

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Chinese Govt. Killed and Imprisoned 18-20 CIA Spies After Penetrating Hillary Clinton’s Private Server

 

Meanwhile, back in real time, we learn more of Hillary’s episode of using a home grown server that may have cost many CIA operatives in China. While it still is Russia Russia Russia, we would do better casting our eyes a bit further to the East and deal with Hillary and China.

You would think we would be looking at the infamous driver for Feinstein who too was a spy. How will we get others to help us as informers and spies if we care so little about taking care of our secrets?

 

Hillary’s carelessness and criminal actions may have led to the deaths of 20 CIA operatives in China.

The Chinese government killed or imprisoned 18 to 20 CIA operatives in China from 2010 to 2012.

 

At the same time a Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state.

The Chinese government was obtaining Hillary Clinton’s emails in real time.

Romanian hacker “Guccifer” told FOX News reporter Catherine Herridge, in an exclusive interview in 2016, that he hacked Hillary Clinton’s server and that it was easy. 

The Daily Caller reported that a Chinese company in Washington DC penetrated Hillary Clinton’s private server and obtained her emails in real time.

The FBI and Peter Strzok were reportedly notified about the breach and did nothing.

The Daily Caller reported.

And the FBI refused to act.

The Chinese government murdered or imprisoned 18-20 CIA sources from 2010 to 2012 while Feinstein had a Chinese spy as her office manager.

Business Insider reported.

China killed or imprisoned 18 to 20 CIA sources from 2010 to 2012, hobbling U.S. spying operations in a massive intelligence breach whose origin has not been identified, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Investigators remain divided over whether there was a spy within the Central Intelligence Agency who betrayed the sources or whether the Chinese hacked the CIA’s covert communications system, the newspaper reported, citing current and former U.S. officials.

The Chinese killed at least a dozen people providing information to the CIA from 2010 through 2012, dismantling a network that was years in the making, the newspaper reported.

One was shot and killed in front of a government building in China, three officials told the Times, saying that was designed as a message to others about working with Washington. More at  Gateway Pundit

But then again, recall this?

Clapper rats out Obama – Obama behind the whole Trump thing

 

If you are losing your security clearance and are being paid by CNN, I guess the only thing one can do is offer up Obama as collateral for one’s paycheck. Why else should CNN pay Clapper? No access to intelligence anymore to spin information being fed from his Obama’s leftovers. But then again, Strozk had set the table in one of his love notes to Page.

Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper admitted in a CNN interview Saturday that former President Obama instigated the ongoing investigations into Donald Trump and those in his orbit.

Speaking with CNN‘s Anderson Cooper, Clapper let slip:

If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.

 

 

Recall in May, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) fired off a letter to the Department of Justice  demanding unredacted versions of text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and former bureau attorney Lisa Page, including one exchange which took place after Strzok had returned from London as part of the recently launched “Operation Crossfire Hurricane”  referring to the White House “running” an unknown investigation.

 

Strzok had been in London to interview Australian ambassador Alexander Downer about a drunken conversation with Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, who – after reportedly being fed information – mentioned Russia having Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Strzok: And hi. Went well, best we could have expected. Other than [REDACTED] quote: “the White House is running this.” My answer, “well, maybe for you they are.” And of course, I was planning on telling this guy, thanks for coming, we’ve got an hour, but with Bill [Priestap] there, I’ve got no control….

Page: Yeah, whatever (re the WH comment). We’ve got the emails that say otherwise.

Why won’t Trump order the release the entire FISA warrant? That’s a puzzle to me.

Update:

Bunks earlier daily specials:

 

 

 

 

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