Daily Archives: September 16, 2018

Joe DiGenova – FBI’s Top Lawyer Has Flipped – Video

House Democrats Compromise American Intelligence Secrets Again

House Democrats Compromise American Intelligence Secrets Again

170209housedemocratsBy George Rasley, CHQ Editor | 2/9/17

Investigative reporter Luke Rosiak, writing for our friends at the Daily Caller recently broke the story that three Muslim brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computer networks without permission.

Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group reported on Tuesday, February 7, 2016.

The brothers, and a fourth person, Hina R. Alvi (Imran Awan’s wife) are suspected of serious violations, including accessing members’ computer networks without their knowledge and stealing equipment from Congress reported Rosiak. Alvi is a female House IT employee who works for many of the same members as the three brothers, as well as the House Democratic Caucus.

Abid, Imran and Jamal Awan have all shared a house in Lorton, Virginia, that is in Hina R. Alvi’s name.

PJ Media’s Debra Heine says Imran Awan, is a longtime House staffer who worked for more than two dozen Democrats since 2004.

The four Muslim employees worked for at least three members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues, information and documents, including those related to the war with radical Islamic terrorism.

Jamal Awan handled IT for Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Texas Democrat who serves on both the intelligence and foreign affairs panels.

Imran Awan handled IT for Rep. Gregory Meeks, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee where he is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.

Imran Awan also worked for Rep. Andre Carson, an Indiana Democrat and one of two Muslims in the House of Representatives, and Rep. Jackie Speier, a California Democrat. Both are members of the intelligence committee.

Also among those whose computer systems may have been compromised is Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat who was previously the target of a disastrous email hack when she served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 campaign.

Security-sensitive jobs typically require background checks for credit and legal problems that can create pressures to cash in on access to secret information and documents. However, signs of trouble have long been visible in public records. The Congressional Credit Union repossessed Abid Awan’s car in 2009, and he declared bankruptcy in 2012, facing multiple lawsuits.

Luke Rosiak reports that despite the generous salaries, the four were involved in multiple suspicious mortgage transfers and a debt-evading bankruptcy. Abid Awan had more than $1 million in debts following a failed business and court documents filed claim that Abid had stolen money and vehicles from associates in those business.

Abid Awan’s record includes numerous driving- and alcohol-related legal problems, including driving with a suspended or revoked license, court records show. He was found guilty of drunk driving a month before he started at the House, and was arrested for public intoxication a month after his first day.

Imran Awan has also been convicted of driving offenses serious enough to rise to the level of criminal misdemeanors, as well as using an illegal radar detector and driving an unregistered vehicle reported Rosiak.

Chiefs of staff for dozens of Democratic lawmakers who employed the four were informed that a criminal probe was underway into their use of congressional information technology systems, including the existence of an external server to which House data was being funneled, and into the theft of and overbilling for computer equipment.

According to Politico, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Gregory Meeks are two Democratic lawmakers who have still not cut ties with the four. “At this time we are continuing to gather information from House officials and will determine the best approach to move forward once we have reviewed that information,” David Damron, communications director for Wasserman Schultz, said in an email when asked by POLITICO if Imran Awan was still working for the Florida Democrat.

Jack Langer, spokesman for the intelligence committee, said the committee office has its own IT staff and security measures and classified information from the panel is not allowed to be sent to members’ personal offices.

That policy was also in place for State Department computer networks, yet classified material still found its way onto Hillary Clinton’s private email server and Huma Abedin’s personal laptop.

All of this puts us in mind of something that was revealed after the October 25, 1983 invasion of Grenada.

What the Marines found in Grenada was astonishing as David Horowitz put it in his book The Great Betrayal.

The intelligence trove discovered after the invasion of Grenada revealed that Democrats were not just in communication with the communist government there, but that Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums and his staff were actively colluding with it.

Documents seized showed that Dellums had coordinated his domestic opposition to Reagan’s Grenada policy with the communist junta in Grenada, going so far as to provide draft reports for the regime to edit before being published by the House of Representatives.

Horowitz describes the materials found on Grenada by the Marines, including a letter from Dellums’ chief of staff Carlottia Scott. The letter to the communist dictator said Dellums was “really hooked on you and Grenada and doesn’t want anything to happen to building the Revolution and making it strong.   . . . The only other person that I know of that he expresses such admiration for is Fidel.”

The emissary for these pro-communist efforts to undermine America?

Current Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13). “Another document liberated by the Marines contained the minutes of a [Grenadian] Politburo meeting attended by the Communist dictator and his military command. ‘Barbara Lee is here presently and has brought with her a report on the international airport that was done by Ron Dellums. They have requested that we look at the document and suggest any changes we deem necessary. They will be willing to make the changes,’” Horowitz documented in The Great Betrayal.

Rep. Dellums went on to serve as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, complete with the requisite security clearances.

And Barbara Lee?

She succeeded Dellums as Representative for California’s 13th Congressional District and now sits on the State and Foreign Operations and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs subcommittees of the Appropriations Committee and employed Awan Abid as an IT professional.

Lisa Page testimony: Collusion still unproven by time of Mueller’s special counsel appointment

Lisa Page testimony: Collusion still unproven by time of Mueller’s special counsel appointment


Lisa Page ‘more forthcoming’ than Strzok on anti-Trump texts

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page leaves following an interview with lawmakers behind closed doors on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

More than nine months after the FBI opened its highly classified counterintelligence investigation into alleged coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, FBI lawyer Lisa Page said investigators still could not say whether there was collusion, according to a transcript of Page’s recent closed-door deposition reviewed by Fox News.

“I think this represents that even as far as May 2017, we still couldn’t answer the question,” Page said.

Page was responding to Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas, who wanted more information about a May 2017 text where Page, and her then colleague and lover FBI agent Peter Strzok discussed the merits of joining Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team.
Page sat for the transcribed interview before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees in mid-July as part of a joint congressional investigation into the Justice Department’s handling of the Russia and Clinton email probes.

According to the transcript, Page stopped mid-answer.”…sorry. Can I consult with counsel? I’m sorry. I need to consult with FBI counsel for a moment.”

Sections of the transcript reviewed by Fox show Ratcliffe pursued the line of questioning at least three more times, and Page provided varying answers.

I cannot provide the specifics of a confidential interview,” Ratcliffe told Fox News when asked for comment. “But I can say that Lisa Page left me with the impression, based on her own words, that the lead investigator of the Russian collusion case, Peter Strzok, had found no evidence of collusion after nearly a year.”

“Lisa Page left me with the impression, based on her own words, that the lead investigator of the Russian collusion case, Peter Strzok, had found no evidence of collusion after nearly a year.”

– U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas

The May 18, 2017, text was highlighted by Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz in his recent report about the handling of the Clinton email probe by the FBI and the Justice Department. The day after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment to the Russia probe on May 17, Strzok and Page discussed whether Strzok should join Mueller’s team.

“Who gives a f*ck, one more A(ssistant) D(irector)…(versus) (a)n investigation leading to impeachment?” Strzok texted on May 18, according to the IG report. Strzok later continues, “…you and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern there’s no big there there.”

The transcript shows Ratcliffe read the text exchange nearly verbatim to Page, and asked her to explain it, specifically if the lead investigator on the Russia collusion case, agent Strzok believed “the odds were nothing and that he had a concern that there was no big there there regarding any collusion…”

Page said: “No, I don’t think so. I think it’s a reflection of us still not knowing…It still existed in the scope of possibility that there would be literally nothing, probably not nothing nothing, as we probably knew more than that by that point. But in the scheme of the possible outcomes, the most serious one obviously being crimes serious enough to warrant impeachment; but on the other scale that, you know, maybe an unwitting person was, in fact, involved in the release of information, but it didn’t ultimately touch any senior, you know, people in the administration or on the campaign. And so the text just sort of reflects that spectrum.”

During the deposition, Page said she was not trying to be “cagey,” but that there were restrictions on what she could reveal. “I’m not supposed to talk about the sufficiency of evidence, so that’s why I am weighing my words carefully.”

Page continued: “Investigations are fluid, right? And so at various times, leads are promising and leads fade away. And so I can’t — I can’t answer more his sentiment with respect to this particular text, but certainly at this point the case had been ongoing. We didn’t have an answer. That’s obvious. And I think we all sort of went back and forth about like what — what the answer was really going to be.”

Outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller pauses during his remarks at a farewell ceremony held for him at the Justice Department in Washington, August 1, 2013. On Monday the U.S. Senate confirmed former Deputy Attorney General James Comey to replace Mueller, who has led the bureau since shortly before the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW HEADSHOT) - GM1E982008A01

Special Counsel Robert Mueller

May 2017 is a key month because FBI DIrector James Comey was fired by President Trump and Mueller was designated special counsel. In August, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, wrote the still-secret “scope memo” spelling out the boundaries for the special counsel investigation.

The texts, and Page’s response, congressional sources said, raise significant questions about the probe’s predicate and whether by the summer of 2017 it had largely shifted to an obstruction case, not Russia collusion.

Fox News asked Page’s lawyer to comment on the congressman’s assessment of the deposition, but there was no immediate response.

When Horowitz asked Strzok about the “no big there there” text, Strzok said: “My question (was) about whether or not this represented a large, coordinated conspiracy or not. And from that, as I looked at what would give me professional fulfillment, what I thought would be the best use of my skills and talents for the FBI and for the United States, whether to take, which path to take.”

University TA, Hosted by College Dems, Compared Whites to “Sociopaths”

An anti-white tweet can win a seat — at the media’s or academia’s table, seems to be the message. First there was Sarah Jeong, the New York Times editorial-board hire retained despite likening whites to “dogs” and “groveling goblins” on Twitter. Now there’s a guy an eHarmony algorithm might label her perfect match: University of Georgia (UG) teaching assistant Irami Osei-Frimpong, who compared southern whites to “sociopaths.”

But the right prejudice pays today. Aside from Frimpong having a place in the classroom, he was also recently invited to a UG Young Democrats meeting to discuss civil liberties.

While Frimpong’s Twitter feed is replete with anti-white and other radical messages, his August 13 tweet (below) really stands out.

tweet irami osei frimpong

(More on this in a moment.)

Frimpong’s profile lists his research interests as “Political Philosophy” and “Philosophy of Education,” which means that, since he’ll never be qualified for much but professorships, he’ll likely be indoctrinating young minds for years to come. And his instruction’s toxicity is apparent. As Campus Reform reported Thursday:

The TA said that civics classrooms designed to make students comfortable would be “white supremacist” and that he teaches students who receive “white family wealth” and think they earned it by working at Chic-fil-A. 

… Osei-Frimpong also argued for normalizing jail sentences, particularly as they pertain to white women.

“All of these white women getting arrested is great,” Osei-Frimpong said. “We need to destigmatize jail, and just see it as something good people do from time to time, like a soldier going to battle. It’s not something you run to, but not something you run away from. (Paraphrasing Gandhi)”

The TA has also taken to Twitter to discuss religion to race, stating that he views Peter as “the whitest Disciple,” noting that Peter “stumbles through all four Gospels and still ends up Pope.”

Twitter is not the only platform through which Osei-Frimpong espouses his views. The TA compared President Donald Trump to an “old-timey chemo that kills the cancer and usually the host” and [criticized] “every suburban county in Georgia” by saying “they raise little white supremacists, but the test scores are good.”

While Campus Reform cites a student who labeled Frimpong a “racist,” his group-identity set has that covered. They define “racism” tendentiously so as to exclude any prejudice or behavior that advances their agenda. But that’s nothing new. Far more interesting is the matter of southern manners and sociopathy.

Now, Frimpong is perceiving something quite real that, tragically, he’s unable to correctly interpret. And it warrants an exposition.

The budding professor’s gripe appears to be that white southerners learn manners by rote, sort of like programming data into a robot. So it seems to him as if it’s all just on the surface, a pleasing façade hiding a soulless interior.

Of course, the ideal is to not only display consistently good manners, but for this to reflect a holy inner world, a pure mind and heart. Yet no one is perfect. What about when we’re in a bad mood or feeling under the weather? Should others endure sometimes undeserved rudeness as a consequence?

This will result if we simply react based on the moment’s feelings, a habit making us little better than animals. Manners are a uniquely human behavior set that, among other things, greatly increases the percentage of the time that people treat each other well; for this reason they help reduce conflict.

Yet manners also have transformative power, changing our minds and hearts. As ancient Greek Aristotle put it, “Virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions,” or, as philosopher Will Durant summed up, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit.” As we do right habitually, we often begin realizing something: It feels better to be good than to be bad. Then we may start to want to be good.

Moreover, how else can you teach children? Note that as with everyone else, southerners would “learn manners” as kids. Now, ironic here given Frimpong’s comments is that some have claimed, as a Cracked headline goes, “[All] Babies Are Sociopaths (According to Science).” This may or may not be true, but for sure is that babies are born uncivilized and must undergo moral formation. How is this accomplished?

Deep philosophical arguments mean nothing to toddlers. As famed psychologist Erik Erikson pointed out via his “stages of psychosocial development,” a child in an early stage of such development only understands that something is wrong if he gets punished for it. Not yet having much of a moral compass (if one at all), this new moral manchild must be built as is a structural-steel edifice: The framework is forged first; the more complex interior construction comes later.

That is to say, you inculcate the child — programming him, in a way — with proper behavior patterns. Manners are a big part of this. If you in addition set good examples, then over time it will help transform his heart and mind, as mentioned earlier.

Eighteenth-century Irish statesman and political theorist Edmund Burke made this point, and more, beautifully. He wrote:

Manners are of more importance than laws. Upon them in a great measure, the Laws depend. The Law touches us but here and there, and now and then. Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in. They give their whole form and color to our lives. According to their quality, they aid morals, they supply them, or they totally destroy them.

Quite true. Yet given the above, perhaps it’s not surprising that as we destroy morals and manners, we’re replacing them with laws — and bad ones at that.

Analysis: CNN Ratings Sink to New Low

Analysis: CNN Ratings Sink to New Low

Get the Defense Innovation Board OUT of the Pentagon

Get the Defense Innovation Board OUT of the Pentagon

By —— Bio and ArchivesSeptember 16, 2018



Get the Defense Innovation Board OUT of the Pentagon
The August 20, 2018 resignation of retired Navy admiral William McRaven from a U.S. Defense Department advisory board begs the question why an Eric Schmidt-headed Defense Innovation Board (DIB)  is still up and running in the Pentagon.

McRaven, who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, that some say gave President Barack Obama most of the credit, resigned from the DIB on Aug. 20, four days after he wrote in the Washington Post that President Donald Trump’s actions revoking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance “embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation.”

“Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President” was the headline of his WaPo op-ed.

But news of the McRaven resignation didn’t surface until Sept. 5, 2018.

McRaven was not the only DIB Trump Brutus. Other DIB members include the aforementioned former Google/Alphabet CEO Eric Schmidt.

With video released by Breitbart on Sept. 12, 2018, it can be clearly seen that Google, which advocates for ‘Globalization’, is much more than the search engine we have come to rely on.

Has Google’s Globalization thrust already reached the U.S. Defense Department?

On the DIB until he wasn’t, former Obama Czar Cass Sunstein, married to Obama’s former UN Ambassador Samantha Power is no longer listed.  There is no reason stated for his quiet disappearance on the DIB home page.

“Trump revoked Brennan’s clearance last month, saying he felt he had to do something about the “rigged” Russian election interference probe. (Fox, Sept. 16. 2018)

“The DIB, on which McRaven served, was created during the Obama administration by then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Its members include technology executives and others who are mostly from outside the military, such as Alphabet CEO Eric Schmidt, author and physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson and journalist Walter Isaacson.

For any of those not aware of the politics of DIB members:

“Political donations by the panel’s members lean overwhelmingly liberal, with some $2.4 million contributed to Democrats and political action committees that support them, versus about $236,000 for Republican candidates, DefenseNews reported.

Long before throwing security clearance brickbats at Trump,  McRaven was doing due diligence for Obama as Operation Director, letting the 2012 election meme ride that it was Obama and not the navy SEALs who took out bin Laden:

“Now that President Barack Obama’s former body man and still companion Reggie Love has let it out that Obama was playing cards during part of the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, can he tell us where the president was on the night four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens were killed in Benghazi? (Canada Free Press, Aug. 13, 2015)

“There is no established timeline as to when Obama was missing from the White House Situation Room.

“Love said that he and the president, along with White House photographer Pete Souza and Obama aide Marvin Nicholson, gathered in the private dining room to play a couple rounds of cards.

“A “couple of rounds of cards” in this case being “15 rounds”.

“[President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not, I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing’,” Love said. “We must have played 15 hands-15 games of Spades.”

“White House photographer Pete Souza and staffer Marvin Nicholson, who replaced Love as Obama’s body man, have known for two years that Obama was not always in the Situational Room on May 1, 2011.

“The big question now comes down to: Where was President Barack Obama on September 11, 2012 when American Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were left to die in Benghazi?”

Now that Obama’s out on the Midterm campaign trail stumping for Democrats, he ’s rewriting Benghazi history: (Fox, Sept. 11, 2018)

“In a brazen attempt to re-write history, President Barack Obama in a speech on Friday blamed “the politics of resentment and paranoia,” which he said had found a home in the Republican Party, for “wild conspiracy theories – like those surrounding Benghazi.”

Arrogant Obama is counting on public memory being short.

Meanwhile, the Resistance operating from within the accused Deep State have managed to set up an advisory board in the U.S. Defense Department.

The very security of America depends on Getting.Them. Out.

Gen. Flynn Accepts Award for Service to America

HILARIOUS! Somali Pirates Try to Hijack Cargo Ship

HILARIOUS! Somali Pirates Try to Hijack Cargo Ship

I thought we were done with these guys?! Put’em next on the list, Trump! or somewhere on the list. Anyway… here’s an awesome video that shows a speedboat coming toward a ship with private security. With sub-machine guns. And they take aim at the lil incoming boat.

You’ll see at least one guard firing warning shots, hitting just feet away from the oncoming speedboat of Somali Pirates.

“Where they at, what’s their position?” one contractor shouts. As the first speedboat retreats, a second boat races toward the starboard of the ship.

“Second skip coming in,” security radios in.

Those pirates didn’t stand a chance! And what in the freaking world made them think they would?

From the NYTimes:

After years of quiet seas, undisturbed voyages and no major attacks, Somali pirates have waylaid four ships in the past month, raising fears that the pirate menace has returned to the Indian Ocean.

A Pakistani-owned cargo vessel carrying food was hijacked off the coast of central Somalia, Somali officials said on Tuesday, just days after an Indian cargo ship was commandeered and dragged to an infamous pirate den.

In the past, pirates have hit just about anything that floated: yachts, freighters, dhows, sailboats, mammoth oil tankers — even an American naval ship, by mistake. But the piracy heydays were thought to be over. Until now, the problem seemed to have disappeared.

Analysts said a number of factors had driven the resurgence in piracy, including drought, famine, corruption, a surge of smuggled weapons and the influence of the Islamic State.

“Puntland’s facing a lot of problems right now,” said Mohamed Mubarak, who runs a Somali anticorruption organization, Marqaati, which means “witness.”

“In many coastal towns, there is no government presence,” he said. “You can do whatever you want. Pirates and criminal gangs now have space.”

Sunspot Observatory closed: Alien conspiracy or Clinton collusion?

Sunspot Observatory closed: Alien conspiracy or Clinton collusion?

written by Stephen Z. NemoSep 15, 2018
Sunspot Observatory closed: Alien conspiracy or Clinton collusion?
A “security issue” at the Sunspot solar observatory

National Solar Observatory at Sunspot. Photo: website screen capture.

The Albuquerque New Mexico Journal reported that the Sunspot Observatory is “addressing a security issue,” noting its personnel would “temporarily vacate the facility as a precautionary measure.” The observatory closed last Thursday.

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy added, “We have no further comment at this time.”

Otero County Sheriff Benny House told the media the FBI was on hand. But House refused to disclose the reason behind the observatory’s closure.

Needless to say, the sudden evacuation of the Sunspot observatory, the lack of information concerning the “security issue” and the FBI’s involvement quickly triggered a good deal of speculation.

Theories for the closure of Sunspot

National Solar Observatory images of sun spots. Website screen capture.

Some believe the observatory staff contacted extraterrestrials. They think the government subsequently whisked them away to prevent information leaking out to the public. So the story goes, the government then escorted facility staffers to an undisclosed secure location for questioning by – who else – men in black.

Yet others speculate that the solar astronomers made a disturbing discovery regarding the internal workings of the sun and its potentially lethal impact on Earth.

Still others maintain the observatory detected a massive solar flare was heading our way. Charged solar particles can fry the circuitry of orbiting satellites. Related solar storms capable of causing widespread damage to earth’s electrical grid are known as Carrington Events.

But the most plausible theory of why the Sunspot observatory closed ventures that Chinese hackers breached the observatory’s antennae array and used it to monitor the US weapons testing range at nearby White Sands.

Bill Clinton, the DNC and Chinese collusion

And that reminds me of Peter Lee. He was a Chinese-born physicist who pleaded guilty in 1997 to passing American secrets to China. He worked, coincidentally, in New Mexico’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. Subsequently, he passed along plans for joint US and British microwave technology that enabled the tracking of nuclear submarines.

For his crimes, Lee served “one year in a community corrections facility, three years of probation, 3,000 hours of community service, and a $20,000 fine.” Counterintelligence News and Developments reported the sentence.

Republican Senator Arlen Specter criticized President Bill Clinton’s Department of Justice (DOJ) to the Washington Post. Specter said the nation’s allegedly chief law enforcement agency was far too lenient on Lee for crimes that clearly “merited the death penalty.”

Manafort Indictment Also Implicates Clinton Connected Lobbyist

Manafort Indictment Also Implicates Clinton Connected Lobbyist

Manafort Indictment Also Implicates Clinton Connected Lobbyist

Two lobbying firms, including one owned by Tony Podesta, knowingly worked with Former campaign manager Paul Manafort at the direction of the Ukrainian government, according to an indictment released on Friday by the Robert Mueller’s special counsel’s office.

Clinton-connected lobbyist Tony Podesta knew he was working with Paul Manafort on behalf of a Ukrainian politician

The indictment released ahead of an expected plea deal for Paul Manafort,  says that as a part of his “lobbying scheme,” Manafort hired two lobbying firms back in February of 2012 to lobby on behalf of then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

“Various employees of Companies A and B understood that they were receiving direction from MANAFORT and President Yanukovych, not the Centre, which was not even operational when Companies A and B began lobbying for Ukraine,” reads the indictment released on Friday.

The head of Company B reported to be Tony Podesta, told his employees “to think the President of Ukraine ‘is the client.’”

The Centre is a reference to a Brussels-based non-profit organization ‘the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine,’  that the government says was used to support Yanukovych.

The indictment also references evidence that an employee of the Podesta Group found that the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine was actually being used as a cover for Yanukovych.

“An employee of Company B described the Centre as a fig leaf, and the Centre’s written certification that it was not related to the Party of Regions as ‘a fig leaf on a fig leaf,’ referring to the Centre in an email as the ‘European hot dog stand for a Modern Ukraine,’” the indictment reads. 

“Company B wrote in an email to its team about a ‘potential representation for the Ukraine,’ having been contacted ‘at the suggestion of Paul Manafort who has been working on the current PM elections.’”

The indictment also says Paul Manafort, Gates, and “employees of both the Companies listed as A and B referred to the client in ways that made very clear they knew it was Ukraine, for example, they noted that the ‘client’ had an Embassy in Washington D.C.”

As per Paul Manafort’s direction, Mercury and the Podesta Group lobbied dozens of members of Congress, their staffers, and White House and Department of State officials regarding a whole host of issues related to Ukraine, including the validity of its own elections.

Paul Manafort frequently briefed Yanukovych on Mercury and Podesta’s lobbying activities. He also tasked the companies to prepare reports that he could provide to Yanukovych.

SURPRISE! Black Woman Lied About ‘Trump Supporter’ Hate Crime

Black Woman Lied About ‘Trump Supporter’ Hate Crime


That unfortunate wave of Trump-related hate continued earlier this month in New York. I’m not talking about that wave of hate that has Trump supporters attacking minorities; that doesn’t exist. No, this was the wave of hate in which minorities fabricate hate crimes perpetrated by nonexistent Trump supporters to feed the media narrative that the President is racist and inspiring racism. A woman in Long Island was busted for making up yet another fictitious Trump supporter hate crime.

Newsday reports that 19-year-old Adwoa Lewis says she was driving home on September 2 at around 11:15pm, when a group of teens approached her. She didn’t describe the teens as white, but that is certainly implied. She also didn’t explain how these teens approached her if she was driving. Were they in another car? Were they really fast runners? Were they surfing along side her on that wave of Trump-inspired hate?

In any case, Lewis said these teens yelled “Trump 2016!” at her. Why would they yell that instead of “Trump 2020!”? Again, Lewis wasn’t all about making sense or giving details. She also said the teens told her “she didn’t belong here” and that “Trump will make America great again.”

It’s already a hardly believable story, but it gets even more fantastic. The next morning Lewis woke up and discovered the her 2008 Toyota had a flat tire. She told police that the tire was slashed and that there was a note that read “go home” leaning against the wheel. Go home? She was already home. I think she confused the fake Trump supporter anti-immigrant BS with the fake Trump supporter anti-black BS.

As you can see in this picture, the tire doesn’t appear to be slashed, just flat. That note is on a small scrap of paper and leaning against the wheel. How did it manage to stay there all night? Even a slight breeze would have blown that thing away. Hell, a cat running by would made this thing fly away.

The Nassau County Police know what bullshit smells like and they sniffed this thing out almost immediately:

Police determined after an “extensive investigation” that Lewis’ story was fabricated, police said. When questioned about discrepancies in her story, Lewis admitted writing the note herself and placing it on her car.

Here’s what I think happened: Lewis got a flat tire and figured if she could make up a hate crime, she’d get a free new tire out of it somehow. She should know that the cost of fixing a punctured tire is under ten bucks and a lot places will do it for free, hoping to make you a loyal customer. If it was a Goodyear tire, any Goodyear dealer would have also fixed it for free. But yeah, the fake hate crime story was a good idea too.

I’m guessing if the KKK ever burns a cross in her front yard that means her “check engine” light came on.

Because Lewis submitted this bullshit story to police and signed it, she was given a summons for filing a false police report. I don’t know what the fine is for this in Nassau County, but I’m pretty sure it’s way more than fixing a flat tire. Again, this was simply a brilliant plan until it wasn’t.

Top 5 Crazy CA Politicians

Top 5 Crazy CA Politicians

On the Mountain of Madness, these folks live at the peak.


There are plenty of reasons to dislike California. In fact, if we were to take the time to write it all down, we’d end up with a library reference-sized book. The liberal state’s insistence that it is a law unto itself, the crazy protests, calls to be a sanctuary state, and its self-righteous officials are enough to drive a conservative mad. I decided to write about the over-the-top politicians in the Golden State and then realized there were just too many of them for one article. So, instead, I’m going to highlight my top five picks for the state’s most crazy and delusional politicos.

The Fanatical Five

Picking these candidates was not as easy as it may seem (keeping it to only five) but rating them was even more difficult. Any one of them on any given day could take the number one slot. But for today, here is my list:

#5: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

Schaaf made it to my list because of her stupidity in warning her constituents of an upcoming ICE raid, thereby giving illegal alien criminals advance warning to skip town.

“I believe it is my duty and moral obligation as mayor to give those families fair warning when that threat appears imminent,” Schaaf said in defense of her social media announcement of the raid.

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan responded by saying the mayor was no better than a gang lookout yelling “police” to warn fellow gang members of law enforcement in the area.

Schaaf is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice to determine whether she can be charged with obstruction of justice for her little tirade. Here’s hoping she spends some time behind bars!

#4: Governor Jerry Brown

Thankfully, this man’s reign is almost over, but he will always be remembered for some of his outrageous policies. Again, there are too many to name here, but here’s a selection we can chew on for a bit.

Brown has been an adamant protester of the Trump administration, especially when it comes to immigration control – California became a sanctuary state during his watch. When ICE conducted raids in the state, the governor called it a “political stunt,” and said the federal government was “initiating a reign of terror” against immigrants in California.

“This is basically going to war against the state of California, the engine of the American economy,” Brown said, “It’s not wise, it’s not right and it will not stand.”

His other legacies include the high-speed rail fiasco, Proposition 47, which reduced several felonies to misdemeanors and pardoning criminal illegal aliens.

#3: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Well, all I can say here is pick your poison. There’s just too much craziness from this lady to list, but here are a few highlights.

Remember her “crumbs” remark? The multi-millionaire dared to criticize the tax break that gave thousands of Americans a little relief, comparing them to mere scraps. She tweeted:

“Pretty obnoxious the GOP thinks workers should be weak-kneed with gratitude for corporations giving them pennies while pocketing a multi-billion dollar tax break stolen from the future of the middle class. #GOPTaxScam”

And who could forget her record-breakingly long speech? In what is commonly a one-minute slot to speak, Pelosi instead delivered an eight-hour marathon about Dreamers and how they should be allowed to stay in the U.S.

#2: Senator Kamala Harris

This lady has sure been making a name for herself recently. Her overbearing tactics are not winning her any popularity awards, though. Harris is like a bull in an antique glass shop. It’s obvious she does not like President Trump’s SCOTUS pick, Brett Kavanaugh, and she’s worked hard to try and derail his appointment.

Take for example her constant interruptions of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), beginning seconds into his introduction during the Senate meeting to discuss the appointment of Kavanaugh. Even more to the point, Harris harassed Kavanaugh with question after question, trying to get him to admit speaking inappropriately to others about the Mueller investigation. And if you want more proof? What about her condemning Kavanaugh for not shaking hands with the father of a Parkland shooting victim?

This woman has some kind of serious vendetta against the judge. It’s enough to make us wonder – why?

#1: Rep. Maxine Waters

And the top crazy award goes to the very well deserving “Mad” Maxine Waters. This lady is a piece of work – of what, we can’t say here, but you get the idea. This deranged lady literally thinks God has sent her on a mission to get rid of the president.

This self-proclaimed Christian woman thinks nothing of inciting violence in her God-assigned task. Remember when she said this:

“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome any more, anywhere!”

“Create a crowd” equals “mob,” and “push back” references violence. When Waters was called to task on her ill-advised words, she shot back with more nonsense, saying, “I did not call for harm for anybody. The president lied again.”

That’s right, it’s always the president’s fault, right Maxine?

The Newest “S**thole”

State politicians across the nation are fed up with the antics of California. The Golden State’s Dems are becoming the laughing stock of the country, and for good reason.

“They want us to be just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair,” said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, “Not on our watch.”

Even the state’s own citizens are using the country’s dislike to further their own agenda. Organizers of Calexit, a group dedicated to seeing California secede from the Union, is planning on using the nation’s “deep hatred” of the state to succeed where they’ve failed before. Not a bad plan, really. There is certainly no shortage of people out there that would love to sweep the liberal state under the rug and forget about it.

Now, all we can do is sit back with breath held, waiting to see what new crazies will be elected to the state government this November. Should make for some fascinating stories, though.

Qanon – Lindsey Graham Confirms Military Tribunals?

The Biggest Sscandal

The Biggest Scandal

Earlier this year I wrote a series of posts contra the dross of April Doss. The “dross” was found in the Weekly Standard cover story by Doss. The cover story disparaged House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and asserted that he is retailing a “conspiracy theory” involving the Obama administration’s misuse of FISA on Carter Page to surveil the Trump presidential campaign. Doss purported to lay down the truth about Nunes and FISA. The truth is that Doss’s cover story was a disgrace.

The FISA warrant applications on Carter Page open a window onto the biggest scandal in American political history. I have embedded them here previously and have embedded them again below. They are the ocular proof of the scandal.

The invaluable Andrew McCarthy has now cracked open the window a little wider in two columns with one theme: FISA Docs Show: Long Before Mueller, Trump-Russia Was an Investigation Without a Crime. The first column (posted yesterday afternoon) is “Reading the FISA redactions.” The second is “In the Russia Probe, It’s ‘Qui S’excuse S’accuse’” (posted this morning — the French expression is to the effect that “he who excuses himself accuses himself”).

These are long, detailed, illuminating and educational columns that draw on McCarthy’s professional expertise. Stick with them — both of them. Do not miss either one.

Andy says he has read the FISA applications so you don’t have to. He has performed a great public service in these columns. Even so, I say you have to review the FISA applications with your own eyes. They are shocking. Drawing from my series on Doss’s Weekly Standard cover story, I want to restate the relevant background in the context of Andy’s linked columns:

• Under Title I of FISA — see this useful House Intel Committee summary — it was the burden of the government to establish probable cause that Page was engaging in espionage, terrorism, or sabotage by or on behalf of a foreign power that involved a violation of a criminal statute. (Doss stated: “Although Page had left the campaign, the FBI feared Russia was using him for its own purposes. The application states that the FBI alleged there was probable cause to believe Page was an agent of a foreign power under a specific provision of FISA that involves knowingly aiding, abetting, or knowingly conspiring to assist a foreign power with clandestine intelligence gathering activities, engage in clandestine intelligence gathering at the behest of a foreign power, or participate in sabotage or international terrorism or planning or preparation therefor.”)

• Doss to the contrary notwithstanding, the allegations cited by Doss in her article don’t make out probable cause that Page is a Russian agent on any fair reading of the facts once the Steele dossier is seen for what it is.

• The FBI relied in substantial part on the allegations of the Steele dossier to obtain the FISA warrant on Page. Although the applications swear otherwise, these allegations were unverified. I observed in my series that Andy was one of the knowledgeable observers who disputes Doss on the propriety of this reliance. Doss simply omitted any acknowledgement of the related issues.

• The FBI nevertheless secured the FISA surveillance warrant on Page in October 2016 and renewed it three more times at 90-day intervals. I held out the possibility that the cited facts together with the redacted material fairly establish probable cause, but we have yet to see it. McCarthy now demonstrates that this is highly unlikely.

• Whether or not the FBI made out probable cause, it must have monitored Page’s every communication by text, email and cell phone for a year. Yet Page remains a free man. No charge of any kind — not even a process crime such the one used against Michael Flynn and George Papadoploulos — has been brought against Carter Page. The circumstantial evidence strongly suggests that Page is not a Russian agent.

• Given the year-long surveillance on him without any resulting charge, Page might not only not be a Russian agent, he might be the cleanest man in Washington.

• Carter Page was a victim of government misconduct whose true object was Donald Trump.

Quotable quote: “[L]et’s dispense with the tired claim that the Obama administration did not really spy on Trump and his campaign. Every one of the four FISA warrant applications, after describing Russia’s cyberespionage attack on the 2016 election, makes the following assertion (after two redacted lines): ‘the FBI believes that the Russian Government’s efforts to influence the 2016 election were being coordinated with Page and perhaps other individuals associated with Candidate #1’s [i.e., Trump’s] campaign.’”

One more: “For Mueller, the Russia counterintelligence probe was cover to conduct a criminal investigation of Trump in the absence of grounds to believe a crime had occurred.”

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Amidst Scandals, Pope’s Popularity Plunges to All-Time Low

Amidst Scandals, Pope’s Popularity Plunges to All-Time Low

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - AUGUST 29: Pope Francis delivers his blessing during his General Weekly Audience in St. Peter's Square on August 29, 2018 in Vatican City, Vatican. During his speech the Pontiff said: 'Sadly, the joy of my Visit (to Ireland) was clouded by the recognition of the suffering …


Pope Francis’s approval rating has fallen to an all-time low, according to a new CNN poll showing that fewer than 50 percent of Americans now have a favorable opinion of the pontiff.

Fewer than half of Americans (48 percent) now say they have a favorable view of the pope, CNN reported, which represents a significant drop since January 2017, when the pontiff enjoyed a two-thirds approval rating. In December 2013, the year he was elected, Francis’spopularity was higher still, with 72 percent of Americans giving the pope a favorable rating.

Early in his pontificate, Francis stressed the themes of mercy, poverty, and evangelization, which gradually gave way to emphasis on more politically charged issues such as global warming and immigration.

More recently, however, the pope has come under fire for refusing to answer allegations that he was aware of the serial homosexual predation of U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and yet elevated him to a position of prominence, allowing McCarrick to influence the naming of American bishops.

On August 25, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò—the former papal nuncio to the United States—released an 11-page affidavit alleging that Pope Benedict had imposed sanctions on McCarrick in 2009-2010 forbidding him from traveling, celebrating Mass in public, or participating in public meetings, but that Pope Francis later lifted these sanctions and made McCarrick a close personal counselor.

Nonetheless, when asked about these allegations, Pope Francis dodged questions from reporters, telling them to read the accusations and make their own assessment of their credibility. Asked when was the first time he had heard about the abuses committed by the former cardinal, the pope said he had no comment to make.

Following this performance, several U.S. bishops have criticized the pope for his strategy of silence, noting that such a posture is completely inadequate in the present circumstances.

Other more progressive bishops have defended the pope’s actions, saying that he has more important things to do than answer journalists’ questions.

Cardinal Blase Cupich, for instance, the archbishop of Chicago, recently told  NBC News that answering the grave allegations brought by the former nuncio was not a priority for the pope since he had more important things to worry about, such as the environment and immigration.

“The pope has a bigger agenda. He’s gotta get on with other things, of talking about the environment and protecting migrants and carrying on the work of the Church,” Cardinal Cupich said.

“We’re not going to go down a rabbit hole on this,” he added.

According to the CNN poll, the pope’s ratings have fallen even among U.S. Catholics, dropping by 20 points from 83 percent favorability a year and a half ago to 63 percent now.