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McCabe Dodges Questions About Lying

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is running from the truth in the latest installment of his failed coup drama. In a Monday interview with NPR discussing his leaking and firing during the Russian collusion investigation, McCabe dodged questions about lying under oath. His excuse: “ongoing legal issues” prevent him from answering host Steve Inskeep’s questions. The reasons for not indicting McCabe for collusion and conspiracy are quickly vanishing. The fact that NPR and other mainstream organs are asking these questions is a key indicator.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe appeared Monday on NPR’s “Morning Edition” to discuss his firing from the Bureau and the investigation into leaking information to The Wall Street Journal.

NPR host Steve Inskeep asked McCabe multiple times about the investigation and lying under oath, which McCabe dodged each time by blaming the “ongoing legal issues” that he is “handling.”

Partial transcript of the exchange as follows:

INSKEEP: At what point did it become apparent to you that you were under investigation?

MCCABE: That’s a really complicated question, Steve. And I’m afraid it’s one that I’m not going to be able to answer for you because of the current legal matters that are still underway.

 

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McCabe Triggers Calls for Investigation of Coup

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is calling for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to retestify before Congress following former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s remarks that the Justice Department was holding serious talks to remove President Trump from office. “Yeah, I would like to know what happened. You’re having a conversation about whether or not you’re going to invoke the 25th Amendment,” Graham remarked. The Department of Justice has already released a statement calling McCabe’s account “inaccurate and factually incorrect.” We’ve predicted that the FBI’s collusion against Trump would eventually unravel. Now it looks to be a reality. This should get fun.

Here’s more from The Hill…

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday he would like to bring Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein back to Capitol Hill to testify about claims that the Justice Department official discussed a plan to potentially remove President Trump from office.

Graham, who serves as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, indicated his interest in hearing from Rosenstein after former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told CBS that Rosenstein had offered to wear a wire around the president and that there were serious conversations about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump.

“Yeah, I would like to know what happened. You’re having a conversation about whether or not you’re going to invoke the 25th Amendment,” Graham said when asked if he would subpoena Rosenstein to testify if he didn’t agree to appear before the panel.

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Left Clings to Russia Conspiracy Theory

Instead of letting the Russia collusion conspiracy theory die an ignominious death, the Left is doubling down on its increasingly ludicrous and stale allegations against President Trump. In fact, the only way they will let this go is if President Trump can somehow miraculously prove a negative, which is impossible. Following the Senate Intelligence Committee’s statement that it found no evidence of collusion, journalist Ken Dilanian tweeted: “To be clear, the Senate Intelligence Committee has not found evidence exonerating Trump either.” Facepalm. Meanwhile, former Obama CIA Director John Brennan called it “collusion in plain sight,” which is an interesting claim since no evidence is accordingly found “in plain sight.” What HAS been found just yesterday, however, is collusion by the FBI to remove Trump from office.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Wednesday’s episode of “The Andrew Klavan Show,” the host discusses the lack of evidence uncovered by Robert Mueller’s special counsel probe into then-candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and alleged ties to the Russian government. Transcript and video below.

The Democrats don’t want to let this Russian collusion narrative go, they can’t let it go because they have built up this entire mythology. Here’s the truth: Trump won because he outsmarted a terrible candidate. I mean Trump may not have been that great a candidate either, but he outsmarted Hillary Clinton. She was always a bad politician, she was a bad retail politician, she was a bad wholesale politician, she had a history of corruption that was as long as your arm, she had a scandal ongoing during the campaign that was a genuine scandal, a real scandal. Just the fact that the Russians were diddling around trying to divide people, which they always do, I’m sure we do it to them as well, it’s just spy versus spy stuff, it’s not that big a deal. They just seized on that, and they have now spent millions of our dollars chasing this down.

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New Emails Confirm FBI Worked with Obama State Department to Help Hillary

Oh, to have friends in high places. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton certainly does. In fact, America is just now learning to what extent she did per FBI emails finally released over two years after a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was filed. According to the emails, the FBI under then Director James Comey had a quid pro quo deal in place with the Obama State Department to do damage control in the final weeks leading up to the 2016 election. According to a report from The Daily Wire, the “deal” was originally reported by Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Pamela K. Browne in October 2016. Then Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz (UT) told Fox News: “This is a flashing red light of potential criminality.” Hmm. What was the first clue? Seriously, is anyone surprised?

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Over two years after the fact, newly released FBI emails obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request confirm that James Comey’s FBI attempted to work out a quid pro quo deal with the Obama State Department to help minimize the Hillary Clinton private email server scandal just weeks before the 2016 election.

Fox News’s Catherine Herridge and Pamela K. Browne first reported on the alleged deal back on October 15, 2016, but full confirmation did not come until this week when the government transparency watchdog group Judicial Watch released FBI communication related to the deal.

“FBI interview summaries and notes, provided late Friday to the House Government Oversight and Intelligence Committees, contain allegations of a ‘quid pro quo’ between a senior State Department executive and FBI agents during the Hillary Clinton email investigation, two congressional sources told Fox News,” Herridge and Browne reported in 2016. “This is a flashing red light of potential criminality,” Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz (Utah) told Fox News at the time. “In return for altering the classification, the possibility of additional slots for the FBI at missions overseas was discussed,” he said.

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Hillary’s Lawyer Demands “ASAP” Chat with FBI over Email Investigation

Within hours of then FBI Director James Comey informing Congress in October 2016 that the Hillary Clinton secret server investigation was being reopened, Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, emailed the bureau demanding a phone call “ASAP.” Former FBI General Counsel James Baker, who received the email, said Kendall complained about the “tantalizingly ambiguous” Comey letter to Congress, according to an email thread obtained by Judicial Watch in a FOIA request. The emails also reveal that the conference call with Clinton’s lawyer was arranged by anti-Trump now ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok, who would go on to serve in the Mueller Russia collusion investigation. It’s not at all outside the realm of assumption that Kendall expected Comey and his FBI stooges to be more accommodating during the campaign.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Emails obtained by a conservative watchdog show the frantic series of events that transpired at the FBI after then-FBI Director James Comey informed Congress in October 2016 that his bureau was reopening an investigation into the former secretary of state’s use of a private email server.

Hours after Comey sent a letter to Congress on Oct. 28 informing lawmakers the probe he shut down that summer was getting news life less than two weeks before the presidential election, Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, emailed former FBI General Counsel James Baker to demand a call “ASAP.”

Baker told colleagues he spoke to Kendall, who he said complained Comey’s letter was “tantalizingly ambiguous” and made statements that were “inchoate and highly ominous,” according to an email thread released by Judicial Watch.

The note was forwarded to several top FBI officials, including Comey. The emails also show soon after a conference call was set up by Peter Strzok, the infamous ex-FBI agent who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with FBI lawyer Lisa Page and has fueled concern among GOP lawmakers that there is rampant bias in the FBI.

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Judge Orders Obama Officials to Testify on Clinton Scandal

In a ray of hope for justice and due process in America, a federal judge has finally ordered Obama administration officials to testify regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the 2012 Benghazi terror attack. Judge Royce Lamberth has specifically requested answers from national security adviser (and bona fide liar) Susan Rice and deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch. The lawsuit was first filed in 2014 as part of an effort to get answers regarding Rice’s YouTube-video-not-terrorism post-Benghazi media blitz. We may get to the bottom after all.

Here’s more from USA Today…

A federal judge has breathed new life into questions surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and the 2012 attack that killed U.S. officials in Benghazi, Libya.

Judge Royce Lamberth ruled Tuesday that Obama administration officials, including national security adviser Susan Rice and deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, must answer written questions as part of a conservative judicial advocacy group’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department over Clinton’s emails.

The lawsuit by Judicial Watch – now with the U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit – was first filed in 2014 in an effort to obtain records related to Clinton and her staff’s response to the Benghazi attack. Specifically, the group sought documents about Rice’s explanation immediately after the attack on the U.S. compound that characterized it as a protest turned violent instead of a deliberate terrorist assault.

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FBI, DOJ Knew Dossier Was Dirty From the Get-Go

Former DOJ associate attorney general Bruce Ohr is going rogue behind closed doors revealing under oath to members of Congress that not only was the dossier filled with unverified information and outright lies, but that top officials at the FBI and DOJ knew about it, yet still used it to target the Trump campaign for “collusion.” “When I provided [the Steele information] to the FBI, I tried to be clear that this is source information,” Ohr testified. “I don’t know how reliable it is. You’re going to have to check it out and be aware. These guys were hired by somebody relating to-who’s related to the Clinton campaign, and be aware.” And THAT unsubstantiated intel was the impetus for the bogus Russia collusion investigation. Well done, boys.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Virtually everyone at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department involved in the FBI’s counterintelligence probe of candidate Donald Trump knew from the beginning that the investigation, dubbed “Crossfire Hurricane,” was based on shaky opposition research compiled by a Trump-hating former British spy and funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Bruce Ohr, the demoted associate attorney general, testified to Congress last August that he repeatedly warned top officials at the FBI and DOJ about Steele’s bias and Fusion GPS’s conflicts of interest, yet this information was kept hidden from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

And to add insult to injury, instead of investigating the officials who actively participated in the dossier hoax, Special Counsel Robert Mueller hired several of them to be on his team to investigate President Trump.

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Ohr Shared Intel With Mueller Team Prosecutors…Before the 2016 Election

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge has unearthed a bombshell of incriminating detail related to the role of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr in sharing “Russian collusion” dossier details during the peak of the 2016 presidential campaign with prosecutors who are currently serving on the Robert Mueller investigative team. Not surprisingly, Ohr has yet to be questioned by Robert Mueller. New revelations gleaned from Ohr’s closed-door testimony also starkly conflict with a 2018 memo from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee regarding the surveillance application for spying on Trump campaign aide Carter Page. That Dem memo argues “the Majority mischaracterizes Bruce Ohr’s role, overstates the significance of his interactions with Steele, and misleads about the timeframe of Ohr’s communications with the FBI.” Ahem. The truth hurts, and now the carpet is completely pulled from under the Mueller investigation.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Details about Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s meetings with the author of the salacious anti-Trump dossier were shared by Ohr with his expansive circle of contacts inside the department — including senior FBI leadership and officials now assigned to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Fox News has learned.

Ohr gave a closed-door transcribed interview last August sharing details of his 2016 meetings with British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who authored the dossier later used to secure a surveillance warrant for a Trump campaign aide. The interview was part of the Republican-led House Oversight and Judiciary Committee probes.

In a series of questions about his meetings with Steele, including one on July 30, 2016, and who he shared the information with, Fox News has confirmed the Ohr transcript stated: “Andy McCabe, yes and met with him and Lisa Page and provided information to him. I subsequently met with Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, and eventually (an FBI agent). And I also provided this information to people in the criminal division specifically Bruce Swartz, Zainab Ahmad, Andrew Weissmann.”

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Rosenstein to Depart Justice Department in Weeks

Embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to resign after attorney general nominee Bill Barr is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Rosenstein is most widely known for his role in overseeing the Russia collusion investigation after Jeff Sessions’ recusal and for signing off on a surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Recall last November that Rosenstein was trolled by President Trump on Twitter with an image of him and others behind bars. With Barr soon to be confirmed, Rosenstein’s departure is imminent and not a moment too soon, as his short dominion over the DOJ has been marred by numerous scandals that have all but proven FBI collusion with Hillary’s campaign and other entities to derail the Trump campaign and his resultant presidency.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to step down from his role in the Justice Department in the coming weeks.

A source confirmed to the Washington Examiner that Rosenstein always expected to serve for about two years, and said he is likely to leave after attorney general nominee Bill Barr is confirmed by the Senate.

Barr’s confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee begin Tuesday, and once he’s confirmed, he will officially replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was forced to resign by the White House in November. Barr’s confirmation vote will likely not before mid-February.

The source said Rosenstein is not being pushed out, and that he is timing his departure in order to make sure there is a smooth transition to the next deputy attorney general.

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Justice Ginsburg Takes First Sick Day Ever

In an ominous sign for the Left, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent from the bench on Monday for the first time in her decades-long career. The leave of absence comes just over two weeks after Ginsburg, 85, underwent surgery to remove two malignant nodules in one of the lobes of her left lung. Ginsburg fell the month before the surgery and broke three ribs, leading to the discovery of the cancerous nodules. Ginsburg has an established medical history of colorectal (1999) and pancreatic cancer (2009), which were both treated with surgery in between court sessions. Just last year Ginsburg had commented that she will serve “as long as I can do the job full steam…,” which combined with recent health concerns leaves open the possibility that President Trump may well get another Supreme Court pick. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Monday, for the first time in her career as a Supreme Court Justice, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be sitting on the bench as the court hears oral arguments.

Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg stated that Ginsburg, 85, who has served on the court since 1993 after being nominated by former President Bill Clinton and being confirmed by a vote of 96-3, will still peruse briefs and a transcript of the two oral arguments scheduled for Monday, according to The Washington Post.

On December 21, Ginsburg underwent surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to remove two malignant nodules in her left lung; one of the two lobes of her left lung was removed. She was released from the hospital on December 23.

The last two months have been brutal for Ginsburg, as she fell on November 7 and broke three ribs. It was during the examination of her broken ribs at George Washington University Hospital that the cancerous nodules were found.

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