Not much happening, but let's see. From Daniel Chaitin at WaEx, Trump attacks Mueller after deal struck to delay public hearing
President Trump disparaged Robert Mueller and top ex-officials as Washington prepares for testimony from the special counsel in charge of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.I'm fairly sure Mueller didn't deliberately allow their phones to be cleansed. He reassigned them and allowed normal procedures to proceed under abnormal circumstances. Mueller is old, and cell phone technology is the last thing on his mind. Weissman, on the other hand, the guy who was really running the show, probably anticipated it and made no effort to stop it.
The president repeated a dubious claim that Mueller's team engaged in "illegal" activity by deleting text messages exchanged between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page as he retweeted a flurry of tweets from conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.
"This is one of the most horrible abuses of all. Those texts between gaga lovers would have told the whole story. Illegal deletion by Mueller. They gave us 'the insurance policy,'" Trump tweeted Saturday morning.
But if you want to see some perfidy on the part of the Special Counsels office, the Flynn persecution is a perfect example. Sundance at CTH, Flynn Case Highlights Multiple 2016 “Insurance Policy” Motives by DOJ and FBI Operatives… in which he floats the idea that Flynn was set up:
So here’s where I’m at…. The granules are small, but the granules are all assembled in the same part of the same picture. The Dutch/Turkish lobbying contract was a set-up; just like the Trump Tower meeting was a set-up; just like the London meeting with Alexander Downer was a set-up; just like the $10,000 from Charles Tawil to George Papadopoulos was a set-up; just like Mifsud was a set-up… etc. etc.
Of particular interest to me was the revelation that DOJ National Security Division head David Laufman engaged with Flynn in January 2017, and was the lead point of contact within the DOJ-NSD when Flynn was filing FARA compliance documents, as part of the transition into the Trump administration.Washington D.C. is a small world, a small, evil world. Gateway Pundit, Judicial Watch Uncovers Clinton Attorney Samuelson Interview with FBI – Indicates Hillary’s Emails Were Altered and Other Crimes
Laufman is particularly interesting -within this specific timeline- because he is at the heart of the DOJ/FBI small group activity in 2015/2016 when the group goal was Clinton’s exoneration and Trump’s surveillance/investigation. While Laufman’s name is not as well known as Peter Strzok or Lisa Page, his Main Justice activity is just as consequential.
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New York Field office FBI agent Monica McLean was the handler who initiated her best friend Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford against Supreme Court nominee Judge Kavanaugh. Who was Monica McLean’s lawyer?…. David Laufman.
Who was Blasey-Ford’s lawyer?…. Michael Bromwich; he’s also the lawyer for Andrew McCabe.
At this point it’s important to note that most people view the whole Clinton email server saga as an honest mistake that was going to be remedied somewhere down the road by putting the ‘proper security controls’ in place. This is certainly how Hillary, her staff,and the media justified it. But this is not the case; the whole purpose of a standalone email server from the get go was for Hillary to circumvent government email system security controls.Yep, the fix was in. And more bad news for the #Resistance from CNN: Prosecutors unlikely to charge Trump Org executives
Hillary’s emails contained classified material because former FBI Director James Comey told us this in his infamous press conference three years ago nearly to the day. But Samuelson stated that she didn’t believe that Hillary’s emails were classified because they did not have classified markings on them.
And here is where Samuelson lays an egg! Samuelson noticed during her review that Hillary’s emails were displayed as email@example.com, but this address was not even created until after Hillary was Secretary of State.
You can’t send emails from an account that is not created or in place!
The only reasonable explanations for the receipt of emails from a domain that was not yet in place is, 1) the source name in the emails had been doctored and updated to an email account not yet in service, or 2) a utility was used to copy the emails in bulk from one account to another and in the process change some of the fields including the original email source.
Why would Hillary do this? The only explanation that makes sense is that the Hillary team was trying to eliminate or strip out all the classified markings in her emails, and in the process, they stripped out the old email addresses, and since that account didn’t exist anymore, their process added the new address.
To put it plainly – Hillary attempted to doctor (i.e. change) her emails for some reason and in so doing she inadvertently changed her email address.
Clearly if Hillary was caught editing her emails by the FBI, then former FBI Director James Comey knew very well that Hillary intended to break the law! Three years ago Jim Comey lied to America!
A federal investigation into whether Trump Organization executives violated campaign-finance laws appears to be wrapping up without charges being filed, according to people familiar with the matter.But, but, but . . . Epstein!
For months, federal prosecutors in New York have examined whether company officials broke the law, including in their effort to reimburse Michael Cohen for hush-money payments he made to women alleging affairs with his former boss, President Donald Trump.
In recent weeks, however, their investigation has quieted, the people familiar with the inquiry said, and prosecutors now don't appear poised to charge any Trump Organization executives in the probe that stemmed from the case against Cohen.