Saturday, March 24, 2018

Resigned to More Russiagate

We'll start with a trifecta from Ace:

McCabe's Mea-Non-Culpa Editorial in the, Get This, Washington Post: I Didn't Intentionally Mislead Anybody. My Answers Weren't "Fully Accurate," But I Was Confused When you've told enough lies, it can be hard to keep them all straight.
Why is it liberals like you and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton are always merely "confused" when you give what you admit answers which are not "fully accurate"?
Lying to the FBI is apparently only a sin when Republicans get confused. Free Flynn now. He should rescind his guilty plea and force Stzok, McCabe and Comey to testify in open court. I'll bet the drop the charges before that happens.

Speaking of lying under oath: Sara A. Carter: House Committee Found that James Clapper Leaked Details of Pee-Pee Party Dossier and Briefing to CNN He got away with it last time, why would you expect him not to continue it.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper allegedly leaked information to CNN early last year regarding the classified briefings given to then President-Elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama on the salacious dossier claiming the Russians had compromising information on the president-elect, according to government sources, who noted the evidence of the leak was collected during the House Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation.

Clapper, who was one of four senior Obama administration officials to attend the briefing with the presidents, also stated his "profound dismay at the leaks" in an official statement issued in January, 2017 and warned that the leaks were "extremely corrosive and damaging" to national security, according to his press release.
Kim Strassel: Fusion GPS Fed an Absurd Story About RUSSIA Infiltrating the NRA to Its Thousand Best Media Friends, And You'll Never Guess What Happened Next...!
Let's just make it all up as we go.

Fusion injected another one of its #FakeNews specials into the media -- this one, a tale of Russian infiltration into the NRA. Various useful idiots in the media were duped into running the story, citing "sources," all anonymous.

Except for one.Well this one wasn't a source -- this was someone the anonymous sources had claimed had spoken of the NRA-RUSSIA connection.

Who denied the quote attributed to her, demanded to know to whom and in what context she had supposedly said the quote to.

The reporters couldn't answer her -- but they ran Fusion's nonsense anyway.
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A McClatchy editor explained to Kim Strassel that it doesn't matter if Cleta Mitchell actually ever said this or not; the important thing is their anonymous "sources" say the FBI is looking into her statement, whether she actually made it or not.
Andrew McCabe may have revealed to his inner circle an inside plan to replace his friend James Comey as FBI director if and when Hillary Clinton was elected president of the United States, according to top officials in the Justice Department.

The Inspector General, who is combing McCabe’s communications while he was deputy director of the FBI during the 2016 presidential election, is looking at many parallel revelations from McCabe’s discussions in emails and text messages, DOJ sources said.

There was at least talk of a FBI promotion, one DOJ source said.
It would be funny, to say the least, if McCabe had been planning on stabbing his bestest buddy Comey in the back and taking his job, but I fear he might be too smart to leave that much of a paper digital trail. Molly Hemingway reminds us McCabe’s Bogus Witch Hunt Of Jeff Sessions Confirms Worst Fears About FBI/DOJ Politicization
McCabe didn’t just oversee the investigation into the attorney general, but authorized it after Sens. Leahy and Franken asked the bureau “to investigate ‘all contacts’ Sessions may have had with Russians, and ‘whether any laws were broken in the course of those contacts or in any subsequent discussion of whether they occurred.'”

Such a far-reaching investigation would be an unprecedented attack on Sessions, who had already recused himself from anything Russia-related. As Glenn Reynolds puts it, it makes sense as “an insurance policy.” Just as Comey kept publicly intimating a nefarious Russia collusion narrative at the same time he was privately admitting to Trump he was not under investigation, McCabe had a back-up plan to keep Sessions from finding out too much about FBI leadership’s problematic behavior.
Funny how the DOJ and FBI never seem to jump into investigations of Democrats just because a couple of Republicans ask them to. Was The Mueller “Investigation” Actually Created By The Russians? It’s Starting To Look That Way… Putin laughs.  Giddy Up – DOJ Admits They Have a Grand Jury Empaneled in FBI and DOJ Investigation…
Today chairman Bob Goodlatte sends a formal subpoena to the DOJ (Inspector General Michael Horowitz) for documents regarding the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommendation to fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

However, it’s not the subpoena that should make the news. Pay close attention to the DOJ response.

Oh, what’s that? Yes, the DOJ has to review the demand for evidence because release of those documents might conflict with ongoing Grand Jury information (evidence). Yes, that means a Grand Jury is impaneled, exactly as we expected.

Yes, that also means there are “law enforcement actions” currently ongoing as a result of the prosecutor assigned to reviewing the evidence discovered by Inspector General Horowitz.
House Judiciary subpoenas Justice Department for Hillary Clinton email investigation documents Expect massive delays and redactions. Sessions needs to step up and get control.
In response to the subpoena, a DOJ spokesman said that the agency and the FBI take the inquiry "seriously" and are "committed to accommodating its oversight request in a manner consistent with the Department's law enforcement and national security responsibility."

"Since January, more than two dozen FBI staff have been assisting the Department in producing, on a rolling basis, responsive documents to the Committee's broad request every 10 to 14 days," DOJ spokesperson Ian Prior said in a statement. "The original universe of documents requested was substantial, but there are approximately 30,000 documents thought to be responsive to the Committee's inquiry; of that, we have thus far delivered 3,000 documents to the Committee."
Expect Hillary's yoga routines Chelsea's wedding plans to be among the first released. What Is John Brennan Hiding?
It now seems clear that Barack Obama, in transforming the federal government into a Chicago-style machine, allowed and perhaps encouraged the leadership of the Department of Justice and the FBI to behave in shamefully political and dishonest ways. Loretta Lynch's tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton. Adulterous FBI Agent Peter Strzok's anti-Trump bias and his mysterious "insurance policy" in the event of Trump's election. McCabe's recently uncovered and clearly absurd witch hunt investigation into Jeff Sessions at the instigation of two Democratic senators. Much of this leadership has been, rightly, reassigned or replaced.

But what about the CIA? What were they up to during this time? Why was Brennan so afraid of the election of Donald Trump that he was willing to spread fantastic stories to prevent it, and why does he fear the president so much now that he is making up even more nonsense in order to discredit him. Is he worried the Trump administration will uncover his illegal behavior while he led the CIA? Was Brennan's agency spying on Americans? Doing dirty deals with the Iranians? Betraying the Israelis to their enemies?

Perhaps. Perhaps.
No wonder the  Public is Troubled by ‘Deep State’ according to the Monmouth University Polling Institute.
 Fully 8-in-10 believe that the U.S. government currently monitors or spies on the activities of American citizens, including a majority (53%) who say this activity is widespread and another 29% who say such monitoring happens but is not widespread. Just 14% say this monitoring does not happen at all. There are no substantial partisan differences in these results.
In other super big news, WaPost: Trump Campaign Let Papadopoulos Speak To Russian Media. Wow, a scoop. Wannabe political hack talks to news. In another big scoop: "The political action committee founded by John R. Bolton, President Trump’s incoming national security adviser, was one of the earliest customers of Cambridge Analytica....", politician tries to influence public opinion! It was not a sin until a Republican won. Via Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 03.23.18", Trump taps Bolton to be new NSA, Senate Democrats blow head gasket

Washington Wonders Who Dropped the Dime on Trump’s Call to Putin
Who in the tight circle of aides aware of that instruction leaked it to the Washington Post? And what can be done about it?

“If this story is accurate,” an anonymous U.S. official told CNN, “that means someone leaked the president’s briefing papers. Leaking such information is a fireable offense and likely illegal.”

“If you don’t like the guy, quit,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told reporters. He added, “I really hate that there’s someone in his inner circle that’s willing to leak this stuff.”
 Bolton: ‘Completely unacceptable’ for ‘munchkin’ in White House to leak info. Respect the 'stache.
“You cannot conduct diplomacy, you cannot expect other foreign leaders to be candid and open in their conversations with the president if some munchkin in the executive branch decides they’re going to leak the talking points or the transcript or any other aspect of it,” Bolton continued.

“And I think this is really a terrible reflection on the individual or individuals who did this. They should be ashamed of themselves,” he continued. “And I think whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, a liberal or a conservative, there ought to be unity on this point that leaking o that sort is simply unacceptable.”
If you can't figure out who it was pick one at random and fire him. Rinse and repeat as necessary. They'll get the message. As Charles de Gaulle is reputed to have said "The graveyards are full of indispensable men."

Disgraced Senator Al Franken Returns To Attack AG Sessions Ex funny man, ex-Senator, self admitted sexual harasser trying to stay relevant.

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