Thursday, May 21, 2020

Another Bumper Crop From the Fields of Russiagate

To review progress, or lack thereof, on the Flynn front, Breitbart, Michael Flynn Asks D.C. Circuit to Dismiss Case, Replace Judge and Matt Vespa at Town Hall reviews Jonathon Turley in Liberal Law Professor Calls Out Judge in Michael Flynn Case: This Could Devolve into Mob Rule
And alas, here we are. Flynn is left to tread water in the legal pool while every left-wing wingnut takes a swipe out of him in court. Flynn is a victim. For years, the nation was engulfed in the Russian collusion myth peddling by Democrats and their allies in the media. It was fanned by the anti-Trump deep state actors that are still working to inflict damage onto this administration as we speak. But with no evidence and with what’s left of the manufactured narrative blown to bits with the collapse of the Flynn case, you cannot polish a turd. Flynn deserves to have thus put in his rearview mirror. It’s time, but it seems this judge wants to keep this dragging through the election cycle, perhaps in the hopes that a Biden-led DOJ will drop the motion to dismiss. Is this crazy talk? Gleeson will file his briefs on June 10, and you know it won’t be settled by then.
Even Never-Trumper George Will at WaPoo, Our plea bargain system can make the innocent admit guilt. Enter Michael Flynn. To dream the impossible dream, House Republican: Let’s Impeach Judge Sullivan Over Flynn Case (Capt. Ed, Hot Air). You know it would have to pass the House, right?

From Sundance at CTH, Sidney Powell Discusses the Ongoing Persecution of Michael Flynn With Lou Dobbs…. In the interests of brevity, I won't post the video, but you might want to watch.

From Sean Davis at Da Fed, BREAKING: Declassified Susan Rice Email Confirms Michael Flynn Was Personally Targeted In Oval Office Meeting, but for the boys at the Bulwark that means Susan Rice Email Debunks the “Obamagate” Conspiracy Theory. The sky is not the same color in those two worlds. Herr Professor at LI, Susan Rice’s consciousness of guilt. Sundance, KT McFarland: “Susan Rice Knew They Had Done Something Very Wrong”…

Via the Wombat's  Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.20.20,  The Geller Report: VIDEO – Bald-Faced Liar Susan Rice Denies Knowing Anything About Unmasking,  and Weasel Zippers:  Kayleigh McEneny Levels Susan Rice Over Flynn Actions. She ate the Honey Badger, and absorbed it's essence. Shipwreckedcrew at Red State wonders Has Susan Rice Made Herself a “Target” for Durham Probe With Langauge in Her CYA Memo?. Sauce for the gander is sauce for the goose.

Greg Jarrett, Trump on Russia Hoax: ‘When the Papers Come Out’ We Will Learn Obama ‘Knew Everything’.Insty, SEN. JAMES LANKFORD ON HUGH HEWITT:
  “We do know at this point that [Obama] was engaged in it. He was informed about it, and then what his instructions were to his team and what he was kind of giving a wink and a nod to Comey to be able to carry out is unknown at this point. We do know that Comey in the earliest days of the Trump administration was discussing some way to be able to entrap the President.”
Sundance, Washington Post Confirms Flynn’s Name Not Masked in Obama Briefing Material – Open FBI Investigation Intercepted Kislyak Call and Generated Transcript… and from John Sexton at Hot Air, WaPoo admits  Flynn’s Name Wasn’t Masked In FBI Document About His Call With Amb. Kislyak. He was targeted for his opposition to Obama. Which also explains Why So Many Treasury Department Officials Requested Unmaskings of Gen. Flynn from Liz Vaughn at Red State. Obama not only corrupted the DOJ and intelligence agencies, he corrupted the Treasury Dept.

Now, put on your tinfoil hats and consider this thread from Undercover Huber, Somebody faked that the Crossfire Hurricane team had a FISA on Paul Manafort & "leaked" this to CNN - And the culprits may have been the Special Counsel's Office, trying to influence D.C's Chief Judge into allowing the SCO to pierce Manafort's Attorney/Client privilege. Liz Vaughn at Red State evaluates it and likes the idea. 

Judicial Watch Lawsuit Forces Declassification and Release of “Electronic Communication” Used to Launch Obama Administration’s Spy Operation on President Trump’s 2016 Campaign. You can read it there, or look at Sundance's take: Judicial Watch Receives Originating FBI “EC” Electronic Communication – The Start of Crossfire Hurricane…
This means Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign, was predicated based on gossip, innuendo and rumors related to George Papadopoulos. The information was relayed by Australian Diplomat Alexander Downer. . .
But the way he lays out the timeline pretty much rules out the Mysterious Mr. Mifsud being an FBI plant. There was a long gap between Mifsud and the FBI taking the bait. It could still be a CIA op, though, which seems more likely in any event.

From Da Wire, Senators ‘Dramatically Expanding’ Probe Into Obama-Era Scandal, Think Surveillance May Have Started ‘Even Earlier’ Than 2016. It probably started within weeks of Obama getting into office. At News Thud Ted Cruz puts into perspective how unprecedented it is that Obama spied on the Trump campaign "Wow. Ongoing spying from an outgoing POTUS on the incoming POTUS—directed by Obama himself—is unprecedented in the 243 years of our nation’s history. " CNS News, Jordan: FBI Dir. Wray 'Doesn't Seem to Care' About Attempted Coup, So 'We're Going Around Him'
also via the Wombat's  Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.20.20 Steve McCann at AmThink, Obama’s De Facto Russian Collusion Co-Conspirators
President Obama, as he has done throughout his political career, tacitly encouraged his aides and minions to leak to their accomplices in the media any negative, and oftentimes fabricated, whispers about his political rivals. The Obama Administration holdovers in the new Trump Administration, having been steeped in this duplicity, would also be part of the grand strategy of marginalizing President Trump utilizing an incessant drumbeat of fabricated leaks about Russia, collusion, and Trump’s supposed ineptitude in order to frame public opinion and intimidate the Republicans in Congress.

During the entirety of the Obama presidency, the Republicans and the mainstream media never held him to account for any scandals that presaged the Russia collusion imbroglio. These include the Fast and Furious cover-up, the use of government agencies to spy on various reporters and news outlets, illegally hacking into the computers in the Senate in order to snoop on and intimidate various senators, and the IRS targeting of conservative organizations in order to undermine their voice in elections.
Dominick Mastrangelo at WaEx, 'Kind of surprising': Former FBI official says media turned blind eye to alleged abuses once bureau targeted Trump. If you're surprised, you haven't been paying attention.

Jerry Dunleavy at WaEx ‘I am in their crosshairs’: John Brennan says he hasn’t been interviewed by John Durham — yet. They always talk to the target last, so they can catch his lies. John Leonard at AmThink thinks Obamagate Must Result in Criminal Prosecutions. I agree. Come on, Durham!

Front Page Mag has an homage to Rick Grenell, America’s, Gay Hero The rise and rise of Richard Grenell. Remember, if you hate him, you're homophopic. I'll be sad to see him leave when Ratcliffe gets confirmed.

The Peacock has the sads as the Supreme Court temporarily blocks Mueller grand jury material from being turned over to House for "impeachment infinity. I think they'll make it permanent. Althouse, "The Supreme Court blocked Congress from receiving grand-jury materials from Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election."
"The court, in a written order Wednesday, granted an emergency request by the Trump administration to keep the materials secret while it mounts a full high court appeal against their release. The high court’s action increases the chances that the information will remain shielded through the 2020 election.... The Justice Department argued that disclosure of the grand-jury materials would mean its secrecy would be irretrievably lost. For the grand-jury process to work, secrecy must be assured for witnesses to come forward and testify fully, the department said. It also said the committee hadn’t shown that the material was urgently needed 'for a hypothetical second impeachment.'"

The Wall Street Journal reports (without a paywall).
Ace, Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Release of Confidential Grand Jury Testimony to Nadler and Schiff  and cites the NYPo, The Court will later decide whether to extend the hold and reminds us that . . .
The Supreme Court is already hearing arguments regarding whether or not Democrats can paw through Trump's private and confidential tax records, from his days as a private citizen.
Sundance, Supreme Court Blocks House Democrats From Mueller Grand Jury Material – Pending DOJ Application for Writ…
Remember, the Mueller evidence was gathered during a counterintelligence investigation, which means all things Trump -including his family and business interests- were subject to unbridled surveillance for two years; and a host of intelligence gathering going back in time indefinitely. A goldmine of political opposition research. This material would also be fuel for leaks to DC media who could exploit rumor, supposition, and drops of information that Andrew Weissmann and team intentionally left to be discovered.

Obviously if Jerry Nadler could get his hands on this material it would quickly find its way into the media, the DNC, and ultimately to the 2020 democrat candidate for president, Joe Biden (or other). That has always been the objective of Jerry Nadler.
Shifting to the fields of Ukraine, From Town Hall, Ted Cruz Describes Joe Biden's 'Sophisticated Corruption'. It's a miracle how all his relatives get rich.
"Corruption sadly has gotten much more sophisticated in Washington," Cruz continued in his conversation with Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh. "With Joe Biden there is just a lot of questions about his family enriching themselves in order to get policy decisions from Joe Biden."
US News, Senate Committee Authorizes Subpoena in GOP’s Hunter Biden-Burisma Investigation. Good. Liz Vaughn at Red State (again, she must be a busy girl) ‘Well, Son of a B*tch’: Ukrainian Judge Orders Court to Name Biden as Alleged Perpetrator In Firing of Prosecutor General. And Stephen McIntyre at Climate Audit has the corruption on tape! THREAD: This thread will provide a quick overview of the 9 hacked telecons on 7 dates from Dec 3, 2015 to Nov 16, 2016 just AFTER election. Providing full context would require a history. I'll try to be terse. Youtube version from NABU Leaks is clearest.

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