Lately Democrats have accused Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee of prematurely shutting down the Trump-Russia investigation without interviewing many key witnesses. The committee "obtained either no or incomplete information about 81 percent of the known contacts between Trump officials and Russians, or groups and individuals with strong Russia ties like WikiLeaks," NBC reportedWill you be shocked to find NBC, CAP and the Democrats to be playing with numbers and shading the truth, a lot?
Thursday.. . .NBC relied on a study by something called the Moscow Project, which is part of the lefty think tank Center for American Progress. On Thursday, the Project claimed there were "at least 70 known contacts between Trump's team and Russia-linked operatives during the campaign and transition," and that "in 81 percent of these cases, the House Intel committee obtained either no or partial information from the relevant Trump representative."
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Is that true? Did the House Intelligence Committee really fail to interview the vast majority of those people? The answer is no, it's not true. Here is the actual story. . .
DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr Interviewed 12 Times By FBI Investigators…
Senator Chuck Grassley letter to Rod Rosenstein (Page 5, footnote #5) outlines the FBI interviews of twice demoted DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr . . . Notice: DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr was interviewed after the election four times [November 22nd, December: 5th, 12th, 20th, 2016] by the Obama FBI.We still have a lot to learn.
Why was the FBI interviewing Bruce Ohr in 2016?Possibility/Theory: After candidate Donald Trump won the election the “small group” knew Bruce and Nellie Ohr were both big risks, and weak links.
Who was interviewing Bruce Ohr in 2016?
Former FBI agent accuses Andy McCabe of blocking her sexual harassment complaint and forcing her out. Former FBI agent says she was targeted by Andrew McCabe: Former special agent Robyn Gritz speaks out about McCabe on 'Fox & Friends.' (video at link). A former FBI agent battling Deputy Director McCabe said there is a 'cancer' inside the FBI:
“They’ve poisoned the 7th floor,” said Gritz, referring to the actual floor where management is housed in the FBI’s Hoover Building. “There’s a cancer there of a group of people. You’ve seen it with some of the recent reports of leaks, conflicts of interest, you see it in my case. The level of integrity is lacking. I have never seen or heard of the amount of conflicts of interest, or leading by fear.”NPR manages to cover the story without mention of McCabe: Former FBI Agent Speaks Out: 'I Was Not Protected'
McCabe, who is under three separate federal inquiries, did not respond to requests for comment.
Gritz, who at the time of her official complaint was on detail to the CIA, did not fight her battle alone. Many senior U.S. government officials who had worked with her throughout her career defended her openly. One of her biggest supporters was Flynn, who then was the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, as first reported by Circa.
Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing not joining Trump legal team after all
Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said in a statement that Washington lawyers Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing have conflicts that won’t allow them to represent the president regarding special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Sekulow had announced diGenova’s appointment last week.The Latest: 2 lawyers not joining Trump legal team after all
Sunday’s announcement came just hours after Trump used Twitter to push back against reports that he’s having difficulty adding to his legal team, saying he was “very happy” with his current attorneys.
“Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case,” he wrote, adding: “Fame & fortune will NEVER be turned down by a lawyer, though some are conflicted.”
Sekulow said diGenova and Toensing, who are married to each other, will be “assisting the President in other legal matters.” Sekulow did not specify the conflict, but the couple’s firm has represented other clients in the special counsel’s investigation, including former Trump campaign adviser Sam Clovis.Ann Althouse is unsatisfied with Trumps locution: "Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case...don’t believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on."
That one sentence — "Fame & fortune will NEVER be turned down by a lawyer, though some are conflicted" — makes it sound as though he knows he needs to take a legal position that challenges the limits of professional ethics! How is that smart? Whether it's true or not, why say that? Lawyers are just a bunch of money-grubbing fame-seekers! Why say that when he's going to need us to credit his lawyers? Is there some secret "genius" reason? Like... he's really casting aspersions on the lawyers who are out to get him, Mueller and company?Why won't sharks eat lawyers? Professional courtesty. Badump! I'll be here all week!
A London Meeting Before The Election Aroused George Papadopoulos’s Suspicions Read the whole thing, but it kind of sound to me like the Papadopoulos meetings that triggered his investigation might also have been a "Deep State" set up.
Two months before the 2016 election, George Papadopoulos received a strange request for a meeting in London, one of several the young Trump adviser would be offered — and he would accept — during the presidential campaign.Not yet Russiagate, but I presume Mueller will get there in time for the midterms. A porn star with a heart of gold? Stormy Daniels: I’m Not A ‘#MeToo’ Victim
The meeting request, which has not been reported until now, came from Stefan K. Halper, a foreign policy expert and Cambridge professor with connections to the CIA and its British counterpart, MI6.
Halper’s September 2016 outreach to Papadopoulos wasn’t his only contact with Trump campaign members. The 73-year-old professor, a veteran of three Republican administrations, met with two other campaign advisers, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned. . .
Daniels was also adamant the alleged encounter between her and the president was consensual when Cooper asked Daniels if she had wanted to have sex with the president.Shockingly, porn stars aren't always motivated to have sex for love.
“No. But I didn’t — I didn’t say no. I’m not a victim, I’m not,” Daniels said, adding, “Oh, yes. Yes,” when Cooper asked if the encounter was consensual.