Saturday, June 6, 2020

Russiagate - Lisa Page Heads to NBC

I'm shocked it took so long. But will they actually expose her to any unfriendly questioning, or will they just trot her out for the occasional anti-Trump tirade in a friendly panel discussion, with 4 liberals and David Brooks. WaEx, Former FBI agent Lisa Page joins MSNBC as legal analyst. Actually, I don't recall that she was really an FBI agent, IIRC she was a DOJ lawyer detailed to be Priestap's legal advisor, and she worked very hard to go around him.
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page joined NBC News & MSNBC as a national security & legal analyst.

Page, who has been a target of President Trump's ire for years, joined Deadline: White House on Friday, where the network announced her new role.

In her first appearance in the role, Nicolle Wallace asked her about the federal response to the protests following the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died after a Minnesota police officer held his knee on Floyd's neck while also being restrained by three other officers. All of them have been arrested.

She specifically questioned the reasoning behind why a number of law enforcement officials in Washington are not wearing badge numbers, name plates, or any marking that would identify which agency they work for.

Page and Peter Strzok were key players in the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign. In text messages, the two discussed the likelihood of a Trump presidency and how they could "stop it."

Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that the texts sent between the two "potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations." Horowitz, however, said there was no evidence that “improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative decisions."
Ace, NBC Hires... Russiagate Hoaxer Lisa Page
Amazing. . . .Not even hiding it. . . .They were in on the coup from the beginning, and they're putting money in the pockets of all their coup conspirators. . . . Maybe afraid of what the coup plotters will testify to if they flip.
Ed Driscol at Insty, REVOLVING DOOR REVOLVES: MSNBC and NBC News hire Lisa Page as a legal analyst. "UPDATE (FROM GLENN): This is as if the press had hired G. Gordon Liddy to do color commentary on Watergate." John Sexton at Hot Air, MSNBC And NBC News Hire Lisa Page As A Legal Analyst
Given the contents of Page’s texts and emails with Peter Strzok, MSNBC is obviously a perfect fit for her. CNN might have worked as well but with the hiring of Andrew McCabe they had already achieved their quota of disgraced former officials. GOP spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington is already mocking this.
Via rhe Wombat's In The Mailbox: 06.05.20 (Late Night Edition), Weasel Zippers: MSNBC Hires Lisa Page As Legal Analyst "You knew it had to happen, right? Unreal. Next to Weisman, Mueller’s guy who actually wrote the report." And finally Sundance at CTH,  Lisa Page Starts New Political Job as MSNBC Analyst…
The media are all-in in their visible resistance. . . The narrative engineering is going to get a lot worse in the coming months. . . . At this point it is simply absurd.
Speaking of which, she was there at the beginning. From John Solomon at JTN, 'Somebody cooked up the plot': The hunt for the origins of the Russia collusion narrative

News Thud, BREAKING: HSGAC votes to give Sen. Ron Johnson authority to subpoena Obama officials. At WaEx, Sen. Marsha Blackburn: Democrats give DOJ liars and conspirators a free pass
The Crossfire Hurricane investigation launched after Christopher Steele produced his now-infamous dossier; we later learned that dossier was based on information spread as part of a Russian disinformation campaign. The DOJ inspector general found that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied under oath three times in connection with unauthorized disclosures and illegally leaked information to the press. McCabe has never been charged with these crimes.

Contrast this sequence of events with the public railroading of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn was charged with lying to the FBI under the obscure Logan Act, and prosecutors controlling the case withheld vital Brady evidence from Flynn’s defense. The lead prosecutor was removed after he was exposed for violating Flynn’s constitutional rights.

If this sounds familiar, it’s because 10 years ago, federal prosecutors withheld exculpatory evidence in their case against Sen. Ted Stevens. The two prosecutors who withheld that information are still practicing law at the DOJ, which makes it hard to believe that what happened to Flynn isn’t part of a pattern worth investigating.

Make no mistake: Flynn was targeted because he supported President Trump’s 2016 campaign, and he quickly became a victim of the double standards that drove the Obama Justice Department’s agenda. What happened there is outside of the rule of law — and this is the issue Democrats claim no longer matters.

Unfortunately for them, members of Congress were not elected to ignore politically inconvenient scandals. The events of the past few months have exposed the country to fear, boredom, loneliness, confusion, and now anger — but the lockdowns and protests that loom large in the forefront of our minds must not be used as an excuse to give liars and conspirators a free pass.
Meanwhile at AmGreat, Julie Kelly complains that Ben Sasse Rescues Obamagate Conspirators
But thanks to opposition from his own party, Graham had to postpone a vote to issue the subpoenas until next week. Senate Democrats successfully hijacked the discussion to instead vent about police brutality and racism. “Instead of engaging in political partisan gains on behalf of this president what the American people want this committee to do is to be relevant to why they are shouting and marching and crying in the streets of our country,” California Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) scolded Thursday morning. “I would dare say the conversation we are having today is irrelevant to what…is happening on the streets of America today.”

Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) shared Harris’ disinterest in Graham’s attempt to call ObamaGate accomplices to account. Sasse, who has been silent on this unprecedented abuse of federal power against a political foe despite his spot on the Judiciary committee, ranted that “some of us have other work to do” and asked how much longer the meeting would last. “It’s bullshit the way people grandstand for cameras in here,” Sasse scolded. “The Senate doesn’t work…ninety percent of our committees are about people trolling for soundbites.” (Sasse gave a similar dramatic, weepy monologue to an empty Senate chamber during the Kavanaugh-Ford debacle in 2018.)

Sasse’s brief tirade was his only contribution to the meeting; he didn’t even bother attending Rosenstein’s 3-hour testimony on Wednesday. The Nebraska Republican spent more time authoring a statement to condemn the president’s “photo op” at St. John’s this week than he did exposing corrupt Obama-era Democrats.
This one has been misfiled for a few days, from Sister Toldja at Red State, Reporter Asks Kayleigh McEnany to Explain Obamagate and the Crimes Allegedly Committed, Immediately Regrets It

From Daniel Chaitin at WaEx, Democrat defends Robert Mueller's 'extensive brain cells' after Lindsey Graham warns against new testimony
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member from California, said there are "many outstanding questions that remain unanswered" and insisted Mueller was the "best suited" to answer them.

Graham showered praise on Mueller but cautioned against calling the former FBI director in to testify.

"Mr. Mueller is a great patriot who served this country for a long period of time. I'm not averse to having somebody from the Mueller team come and tell the committee what they did and how they did it. As a matter of fact, I think that's a really good idea. I'm not so sure Mr. Mueller would be the best person now, but maybe Mr. Weissmann," he said, referring to Andrew Weissmann, a former Justice Department and FBI official who was a top prosecutor on Mueller's team.

"I agree with you," he added. "I think we need to understand how the Mueller team worked. And I am very open to getting somebody from the Mueller team over here over the course of our inquiry."

Feinstein then offered a defense of Mueller's mental ability.

"I think Mr. Mueller is a man of extensive brain cells and can well recall the situation," she said. "I think this side would very much like to have him here."

Later on in the meeting, Graham signaled he would consent to their demand but with a word of caution.

"As to Mr. Mueller: If you want to call him, I will," Graham said, followed by a long pause. "I would just ask you to think twice about that. If you can find somebody else involved in the Mueller investigation that would serve your purposes, I am very open-minded to calling that person."
And Michael Flynn's lawyer is still working the judges. Sundance, Flynn Attorney Sidney Powell Discusses DC Appeals Court Filings

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