John Durham to seek indictment of Clinton Campaign Attorney

This news must have caused Hillary Clinton to hit the Chardonnay and head for the woods. Perkins Coie law firm is where Eric Holder hangs his shingle and a whole lot more of those claiming deep swamp status. So grab a glass and give a toast to our man John Durham. A Perkins Coie partner scalp is no small change. Add to that the New York Times also reports:

Some of the questions that Mr. Durham’s team has been asking in recent months — including of witnesses it subpoenaed before a grand jury, according to people familiar with some of the sessions — suggest he has been pursuing a theory that the Clinton campaign used Perkins Coie to submit dubious information to the F.B.I. about Russia and Mr. Trump in an effort to gin up investigative activity to hurt his 2016 campaign.

Mr. Durham has also apparently weighed bringing some sort of action against Perkins Coie as an organization. Outside lawyers for the firm recently met with the special counsel’s team and went over the evidence, according to other people familiar with their discussions, arguing that it was insufficient for any legal sanction.

WASHINGTON — John H. Durham, the special counsel appointed by the Trump administration to scrutinize the Russia investigation, has told the Justice Department that he will ask a grand jury to indict a prominent cybersecurity lawyer on a charge of making a false statement to the F.B.I., people familiar with the matter said.

Any indictment of the lawyer — Michael Sussmann, a former federal prosecutor and now a partner at the Perkins Coie law firm, and who represented the Democratic National Committee on issues related to Russia’s 2016 hacking of its servers — is likely to attract significant political attention. (Now that is saying something for the Times!)

Donald J. Trump and his supporters have long accused Democrats and Perkins Coie — whose political law group, a division separate from Mr. Sussmann’s, represented the party and the Hillary Clinton campaign — of seeking to stoke unfair suspicions about Mr. Trump’s purported ties to Russia. More at the New York Tiimes

The lawyer, Michael Sussmann, is accused of lying to the F.B.I. in a 2016 meeting about Trump and Russia. He denies wrongdoing.

Moreover, internal billing records Mr. Durham is said to have obtained from Perkins Coie are said to show that when Mr. Sussmann logged certain hours as working on the Alfa Bank matter — though not the meeting with Mr. Baker — he billed the time to Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

Breaking report from the New York Times (Savage and Goldman, et al.): Special Counsel John Durham “will ask a grand jury to indict” former DNC/Clinton campaign lawyer (and Perkins Coie partner) Michael Sussman for giving false statements. The false statement charges would relate to a September 19, 2016 meeting FBI lawyer James Baker had with Sussman, where Sussman relayed to the FBI the discredited theory that the Trump Organization was communicating with Alfa Bank.

Michael Sussmann during a cybersecurity conference in 2016.Credit…via C-SPAN

The New York Times states:

Mr. Baker, the former F.B.I. lawyer, is said to have told investigators that he recalled Mr. Sussmann saying that he was not meeting him on behalf of any client.

This was contradicted by (1) Sussman’s testimony to Congress; and (2) Sussman’s own billing records. Sussman’s lawyers acknowledged “they expected him to be indicted.”

As to Sussman’s testimony, here is a portion where he discusses the Alfa Bank information was given to him by a clinet.

Questions have long been asked about Sussman’s involvement in the potential cover-up of the DNC hack in 2016. It was Sussman who brought in CrowdStrike (given his close relationship with founder Shawn Henry) to look into the DNC hack. According to Politico:

In late April [2016], the DNC’s IT department noticed some suspicious behavior and contacted DNC chief executive officer Amy Dacey, according to a DNC official. Dacey reached out to DNC lawyer Michael Sussmann, a partner at the Perkins Coie law firm and a former federal prosecutor specializing in cybercrimes. Sussmann called Shawn Henry, the president of cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, to get his company’s help.

This CrowdStrike/Perkins Coie links put into perspective this information in the the New York Times article, where Durham

has been pursuing a theory that the Clinton campaign used Perkins Coie to submit dubious information to the F.B.I. about Russia and Mr. Trump in an effort to gin up investigative activity to hurt his 2016 campaign.

If that is the case, then we doubt it would be limited to the Alfa Bank allegations.

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Trump versus Milley – the knives are out!

No doubt you had already figured out the knives are out in the Biden’s administration over who is going to take the fall over Afghanistan. Things took a strange twist with the forthcoming Woodward book in an attempt to turn the tables on Trump one last time and finish him. At least that is the suspicion, or was it Milley who planted much of this story thinking it would elevate him as the man?  The question left is how much truth is there to it, and if Milley went to the dance or is it more of a figment in Woodward’s mind.

The framework of the CNN article is that General Milley:

…”called a secret meeting in his Pentagon office on January 8 to review the process for military action, including launching nuclear weapons. Speaking to senior military officials in charge of the National Military Command Center, the Pentagon’s war room, Milley instructed them not to take orders from anyone unless he was involved.

“No matter what you are told, you do the procedure. You do the process. And I’m part of that procedure,” Milley told the officers, according to the book. He then went around the room, looked each officer in the eye, and asked them to verbally confirm they understood.
“Got it?” Milley asked, according to the book.

“Yes, sir.” ‘Milley considered it an oath,’ the authors write. (read more)

First here is the orange man himself with his take.

Trump himself has difficulty believing the Woodward on Milley.

Former President Donald Trump reacts to new reports about General Mark Milley story – Via Newsmax’s ‘Spicer and Co.’

We have Tucker Carlson. Retired Army colonel reacts to accusations against Gen. Mark Milley on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ and gives us a good overview.

The Conservative Tree House posted an interesting outline of the players involved yesterday before much of the story had shaken out. Worth checking it out.

TEAM One – The Department of State is aligned with the CIA.  Their media PR firms are CNN, CNNi and the Washington Post. Their ideology is favorable to the United Nations.  Their internal corruption is generally driven by relationship with foreign actors.  References: Hillary Clinton, Clinton Global Initiative, John McCain, Qatar, Muslim Brotherhood, Samantha Powers, Susan Rice, Cass Sunstein, Brookings Institute, Lawfare, China-centric, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Council on Foreign Relations.

♦ TEAM Two – The White House is aligned with the Pentagon (DoD) and National Security Council (NSC).  Their media PR firms are domestic in nature. New York Times, Politico, etc.  Their internal corruption is generally driven by domestic influence.  References: Barack Obama, George Bush, Wall St, Big Banks, Multinational Corporations, Defense Contractors, FBI (state police), Judicial Branch, and community activists writ large.  [Presidential elections only affect Team Two (nationalism -v- globalism).  In the modern era Team One is independent.]

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Bonus time! All the old players want in on the game.

The Lieutenant Col. who broke chain-of-command and usurped his authority is complaining about the Joint Chief’s Chairman breaking chain-of-command and usurping his authority.

Alexander Vindman was the national security council operative who worked with the CIA to frame Donald Trump by leaking a manipulated transcript of a presidential phone call.   Today he tweeted this about General Mark Milley:

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Trump Attorneys come out swinging after Weisselberg indictment

Finally we get to hear some good lawyering. Replacing Rudy as the legal beagle for all things Trump are two excellent attorneys that are worth a listen. They came out swinging following the indictment of Weisselberg yesterday. Attorneys Alan Futeras starts and Susan Necheles gives the coup de grâce just outside the court house.

In addition to grand larceny and other charges against Weisselberg, the 24-page indictment charges the Trump Organization with first-degree fraud and scheme to defraud — alleging that they kept tax authorities in the dark about more than $1.7 million of indirect compensation, thereby unlawfully evading hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal, state, and local taxes.

“The scheme was intended to allow certain employees to substantially understate their compensation from the Trump Organization, so that they could and did pay federal, state, and local taxes in amounts that were significantly less than the amounts that should have been paid,” the indictment states. (Hello, isn’t that the responsibility of the individual to pay any taxes owed if required?)

Weisselberg, 73, entered the court in handcuffs, surrounded by court officers, shortly before his arraignment began. 

The 15-count indictment accuses the Trump Organization of flouting tax obligations by letting Weisselberg and other top executives collect nonmonetary “fringe” benefits and perks, including free or basically free use of apartments in the Trump real estate empire, as well as private school tuition, Mercedes Benz leases and end-of year holiday bonuses, all of which were not reported to tax authorities. 

 

One wonders why Trump gets a bit fed up with it all? Already he is fighting seventy lawsuits. Impeachments, anyone and everyone that works with him before it’s over will be investigated. Millions in legal fees.

Donald Jr shares his thoughts on the matter.

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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:……….

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AG Garland Show Down at the AZ OK Corral Voter Audit

The Arizona audit of the Presidential election results plods along. Unless one makes the effort of checking out a few blogs here and there one would never know it. AG Garland and his minions have been doing their best to stymie the process. Now a marker has been thrown down by Garland and this is not going to end well.

An Arizona state Senator has warned US Attorney General Merrick Garland that he’ll ‘spend time in prison’ if he interferes with the 2020 post-election audit, after Garland announced on Friday that the Justice Department will look into whether any federal laws were broken – and claimed the state was employing ‘abnormal’ methods.

Zero Hedge:

‘Touch The Ballots, Go To Jail’: AZ Lawmaker Warns Biden AG As Audit Showdown Brews

Arizona Sunset

According to Garland, audits like Arizona’s will face federal scrutiny, “to ensure they abide by federal statutory requirements to protect election records and avoid the intimidation of voters.”

Garland also said the DOJ would “publish guidance explaining the civil and criminal statutes that apply to post-election audits.”

Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward reacted to Garland’s warning, tweeting: “Seems Merrick either wants to ignore or forgot all about the US Constitution.”

In another-words if they find anything the DOJ will say it is false information and untrue. Then MSM will log in with the DOJ analysis. Finally Big Tech will cancel anyone who posts the findings. This is the vicious circle we find ourselves in.

Keep your eye on this story. The swamp is getting antsy on this one.

George Will: GOP terrified of its own voters

 

Of course the GOP is more than happy to sell out Orange Man to the Dems with a 9/11 type investigation into January 6. Susan Collins and Romney are on board. More interesting is how George Will spins this on “This Week” on Sunday with George Stephanopoulos. Let’s keep the charade of January 6 alive until 2022. Meanwhile the GOP expresses little interest in the mayhem and murder Antifa and BLM are perpetrating. 

This Week:

Republican leadership in the House and Senate — and Trump — came out against the proposed commission. Collins, as one of the seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump, is one of the most likely “yes” votes on the GOP side, but that small group of Republicans is already differing from their House counterparts with North Carolina’s Richard Burr coming out against the bill, even though he voted to convict Trump in the impeachment trial.

However, the Maine senator told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos she’s “optimistic.

Just a few years ago… recall 2016?

Trump Inaugural

 

The so called “terror” just might be sending all of these GOPers Reps packing.

Volume up! Looks like a dangerous crowd to me don’t you think. Of course this is after the police invited them in but I already discussed that.

 

U.S. Capitol Police Gave Protesters OK To Enter Capitol

Rumble — In this short clip, Capitol Police officer Keith Robishaw warns protesters—including “Q shaman” Jacob Chansley—inside the Capitol Building on January 6 against using violence. Chansley and another protester are then seen instructing other protesters to be nonviolent as they exercise their right to assemble.

A newly-obtained video shows United States Capitol Police officers speaking with several January 6 protestors—including Jacob Chansley, the so-called “Q shaman”—inside the Capitol that afternoon.

One officer, identified in the video and confirmed by charging documents as Officer Keith Robishaw, appears to tell Chansely’s group they won’t stop them from entering the building. “We’re not against . . . you need to show us . . . no attacking, no assault, remain calm,” Robishaw warns. Chansley and another protestor instruct the crowd to act peacefully. “This has to be peaceful,” Chansley yelled. “We have the right to peacefully assemble.”

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RNC will not back Trump if he runs again in 2024 primary

 

Nope. In an apparent rush to make sure that a new political party is born, our gal Ronna, the chair of the RNC says not going to do it. Will stay neutral. Oh, but by the way, she sure wants Trump to help us in 2022 getting back the House. Who knows, maybe even the Senate.

Of course, its all about the bucks. Rona is afraid the big fat PAC monies won’t find their way into the GOP coffers. You know, we need more RINO’s.

A granddaughter of Michigan Governor and businessman George W. Romney and niece of U.S. Senator Mitt Romney, as RNC Chair, she has been known for her prolific fundraising. It is said she is a major supporter of Trump.

The past four years under Rona’s stewardship we have lost the House, Senate and the Presidency. Trump picked her it is said, and she was re-elected in January. Sure, the RNC is suppose to stay neutral, but why not remain mute until the dust settles while Trump is under major attack with the upcoming impeachment??? Why agitate all those red MAGA hat wearers?

 

 

The Republican National Committee (RNC) will not back former President Trump if he chooses to run for office again in 2024 and will instead remain neutral, RNC chair Ronna McDaniel indicated in a Wednesday interview with the Associated Press.

“The party has to stay neutral. I’m not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024,” McDaniel said, walking the fine line as polls continue to indicate that a sizeable portion of the GOP base continues to back and support the former president.

“That’s going to be up to those candidates going forward. What I really do want to see him do, though, is help us win back majorities in 2022,” she told the outlet.

Jason Miller, 2020 senior adviser to the Trump campaign, stated that Trump is committed to that goal.

He said Trump “made clear his goal is to win back the House and Senate for Republicans in 2022” despite rumors of the former president planning to forge a party outside of the Republican Party.

“There’s nothing that’s actively being planned regarding an effort outside of that,” he added.

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Sidney Powell, Lin Wood Oppose Trump, Tell Georgians Not to Vote in Senate Runoff

 

Et tu, Brute?

Should we be surprised at this twist in this hellish story? More wolves in sheep’s clothes. Sidney Powell and Lin Wood telling crowd not to vote in GA runoff. Trump is on his way this Saturday for a rally and this is what his so called supporters do to him.

ATLANTA — Attorneys Sidney Powell and Lin Wood held a press conference in Georgia on Wednesday, where Powell told the crowd not to vote in the upcoming Senate runoff election, a message that directly contrasts with President Donald Trump’s call for Georgians to turn out to vote for Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.

Powell, who is not affiliated with Trump’s legal team, told a crowd of supporters, “I think I would encourage all Georgians to make it known that you will not vote at all until your vote is secure, and I mean that regardless of party.”

When a clip of Wood’s Wednesday comments surfaced on Twitter, CNN anchor Jake Tapper retweeted the message, and “Lin Wood” quickly became a trending topic on the platform, with about 141,000 tweets at press time.

Meanwhile:

 

Really American, a left-wing super PAC seeking to create divides among supporters of Trump and the Georgia Republican Senate candidates by erecting billboards against the candidates in heavily Republican areas of the state, also chimed in that “Perdue & Loeffler have not earned the vote of MAGA in Georgia. They failed to deliver for Trump” More at Breitbart

Records: Lin Wood Has for Decades Voted for, Donated to Democrats Including Barack Obama and David Perdue’s 2014 Opponent

Georgia-based attorney Lin Wood is getting lots of attention for urging supporters of President Donald Trump to break with the president and not vote for GOP Sens. David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in the upcoming January 5 runoff elections.

While Wood made his comments purportedly as a self-described supporter of Trump, while donning a red “Make America Great Again” ball cap, the real story here is that Wood is by no means a Republican and there is no record in Georgia of him ever voting for President Trump—in 2016 or in 2020—in the Republican primaries. While Wood did vote in the 2020 and 2016 general elections in Georgia—there are no records in Georgia of him pulling a GOP primary ballot in 2016 or 2020, the two years President Trump was on the ticket.

That’s what is so interesting about these people claiming to support the president’s interests telling Georgians not to back the president’s candidates for Senate in the runoffs. But maybe it is not so complicated when looking at the voting history and political donation history of the chief instigator of this narrative, Wood. Wood has long supported Democrats in the state of Georgia, and now with U.S. Senate hanging in the balance he has positioned himself as a leading voice of the MAGA movement. Republicans currently have at least 50 seats in the Senate going into next year and Democrats currently have at least 48 seats. More at Breitbart

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Devastating election hearings in AZ and MI show the hideous corruption

Any news person who has not been listening to the election hearings is not worth their salt. It is shocking in the amount of corruption. Did they think that no one was going to ever tell about it? Gateway Pundit has a good collection of hearing testimony tweets captured during the latest hearings. Wander over to their home page for the best of the best. UPDATE: CARONE TESTIMONY video

Yes, I endured the hearings and had access to them via RSBNetwork.com via the internet. Yesterday’s Michigan hearing is there on their website.

No, the media including Fox had nothing. Later in this post O’Keefe has insight on the coverup by the media,

Where is the GOP? Paging Gina Haspel. Tucker Carlson? And our man Barr?

AG Barr: No Evidence of Voter Fraud That Would Change Outcome of 2020 Election

AG Barr Destroys His Name for All Eternity – His Actions Today Confirm He Is Just Another Card-Carrying Swamp Rat

Barr claimed that the FBI has followed up on specific complaints of voter fraud yet they have uncovered no evidence that would change the outcome.  The AP reported today:

His comments come despite President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the election was stolen, and his refusal to concede his loss to President-Elect Joe Biden.

AG Barr had a good scam going but now it’s over.  We now know definitively what he is all about.  He is just another crooked swamp creature.

As noted earlier today, Melissa Carone, a very compelling witness who testified in Tuesday’s Michigan hearing, said she called the FBI on November 5 to report numerous instances of fraud, but the FBI never called her back.

A Dominion-trained IT contractor named Melissa Carone absolutely blew up the Michigan hearing on Tuesday.

Melissa Carone dropped many truth bombs, blew the whistle on Dominion workers and revealed ballots were being tabulated in the Department of Elections which is completely illegal.

Ms. Carone stunned the Michigan state lawmakers when she revealed there were tabulation machines at the Department of Elections.

The FBI completely ignored Carone’s eyewitness testimony and never called her back.

Better yet?

The US has a copy of the traffic and the packets of information that were sent to Germany on Election night!

The first expert at the Arizona State Legislature hearing with Rudy Giuliani was US cybersecurity expert Colonel Phil Waldron.

Col Waldron claimed that not only did the military’s ‘white hat hackers’ see the data flowing overseas to Germany on election night, they also have a copy of the traffic and and packets of data that were sent:

H/T: Gateway Pundit

Of course the media is determined not to cover the election Fraud. James O’Keefe has been recording the CNN editorial discussions for some months.

BREAKING: Project Veritas: CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel Details How Channel Should Cover Up Trump’s Contested Election Claims

The first tape released Tuesday is Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel detailing how CNN should cover up Trump’s contested election claims.

“We have to be, you know, news organizations have to be very careful and very responsible about not giving President Trump too much of a platform on his not conceding because they feel the transition can go forward,” Gangel said.

We knew this was a media-backed coup on election night when Fox News called Arizona for Joe Biden when people were still standing in line to vote.

The media believes they have the power to call elections and now they are admitting that they are not covering Trump’s litigation in order to usher in Joe Biden.

James O’Keefe said there is much more to come. This is just the beginning.

H/T: Gateway Pundit

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Everybody knew the dice were loaded and the fix was in

As they say, nothing new under the sun. There is no surprise since we knew this was in the cards. I give you a bit of a recap from yesteryear. Included is last nights interview with Lou and Sidney.  I will end with a Leonard Cohen “Everybody knows.”

Transcript:

Here is last night’s interview with Lou and Sidney.

Our man Leonard.

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died
Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long-stem rose
Everybody knows

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