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DOJ Gives Congress “Spying” Details

The Justice Department handed over more “spying” details to Congress on Monday concerning the Deep State’s targeting of the 2016 Trump campaign. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote in a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary committees that “The Department has made existing office space in Washington available for this work” and that it will “be funded out of the U.S. Attorney’s Salaries and Expenses appropriation.” Per the letter, Attorney General William Barr’s personnel are officially setting up shop to conduct a “broad in scope and multifaceted” review “intended to illuminate open questions regarding the activities of U.S. and foreign intelligence services as well as non-governmental organizations and individuals.” In other words, the fit’s about to hit the shan.

Here’s more from The Hill…

The Justice Department on Monday offered more details to Congress on the investigation that Attorney General William Barr ordered into the intelligence collection on the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 election.

In a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary committees, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said that the inquiry is being primarily conducted by U.S. attorney John Durham out of Justice Department offices in Washington, D.C.

Boyd wrote that Durham, the U.S. attorney from Connecticut, is receiving assistance from a “number of U.S. Attorney’s Office personnel and other Department employees.”

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Christopher Steele to Meet with U.S. Officials

In a sudden about-face, former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele–best known for the “golden showers” dossier facilitating the collusion delusion–will meet with U.S. officials in London. Purportedly, the meeting is to discuss his relationship with the FBI. Steele has previously refused to meet with U.S. intelligence officials and the House Intelligence Committee, though whether or not this meeting is strictly “voluntary” is not very clear from media reports thus far. If he reveals pertinent details, the upcoming report from the Inspector General could gain all the more clout before unraveling the Deep State’s coup.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

According to The Sunday Times, former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who was responsible for the infamous Trump “golden showers” dossier, will meet with U.S. investigators in London to speak of his relationship with the FBI.

Steele has been adamantly refusing to meet with U.S. intelligence officials; the House Intelligence Committee, which was examining the origins of the dossier when it was under Republican control last year, requested for him to meet with them, but he would not. In the Senate, Senate Intelligence Chairman, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) has been trying for two years to interview Steele; that has not eventuated.

The Hill reported:

Republicans have long alleged it was Steele’s dossier that improperly led to an FBI inquiry, which ultimately morphed into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

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Barr May Have Finished IG FISA Abuse Report

Attorney General William Barr may be ready to unleash a bombshell report on the Deep State from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, detailing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses against the 2016 Trump campaign. “Sources are telling me it may now have already been handed to the attorney general,” revealed Sean Hannity on Monday. Barr has previously said he expected Horowitz to complete the investigation in late May or early June. Hannity’s sources just last month claimed the investigation was “done and it’s devastating.” If this isn’t a nothing burger [see Mueller Report], Trump’s reelection odds are north of 80%.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Fox News host Sean Hannity said Attorney General William Barr may already have the Justice Department inspector general report on the investigation into alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses.

“Sources are telling me it may now have already been handed to the attorney general,” Hannity said on his Monday evening show.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz has not made any public statements about the investigation in months, but Barr said he expected Horowitz to complete the inquiry in late May or early June.

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FAA Investigates Airports for Religious Discrimination Against Chick-fil-A

Two major U.S. airports are now under investigation by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration after banning Chick-fil-A franchises because the Christian owners support traditional marriage. “The FAA notes that federal requirements prohibit airport operators from excluding persons on the basis of religious creed from participating in airport activities that receive or benefit from FAA grant funding,” the FAA said in a statement. The New York Post reported that San Antonio International Airport in Texas and Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York are being investigated after rejecting bids by Chick-fil-A for franchises in those locations. What’s noteworthy is that such an investigation by the FAA under the Obama administration would have been unheard of.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Two major U.S. airports that banned the popular Chick-fil-A food franchise because the owner supports traditional marriage could be facing charges of religious discrimination as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigates claims made against them.

The New York Post reported that the FAA is looking into religious discrimination complaints arising from the chain’s ban at San Antonio International Airport in Texas and Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York.

According to the FAA, the U.S. Department of Transportation “received complaints alleging discrimination by two airport operators against a private company due to the expression of the owner’s religious beliefs, the Post reported.

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RBG: Pregnant Women Are Not “Mothers”

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg clearly didn’t pass Biology 101 given her remarks that pregnant women are not “mothers.” The comment was made following Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion supporting the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling upholding an Indiana abortion law. The measure requires hospitals and other medical facilities to provide dignified cremation or burial services to babies aborted on their premises but blasting them for not explicitly condemning eugenics or sex-selective abortions. Ginsberg specifically took issue with the use of the word “mother,” arguing that “[A] woman who exercises her constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy is not a ‘mother.'” Somehow, though, paternity tests for babies in utero still constitute legal fatherhood. Weird how that works.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has an odd concept of motherhood. According to her, pregnant women are not mothers, particularly pregnant women that terminate their offspring in an abortion.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of an Indiana abortion law requiring medical facilities to provide dignified burials or cremation to children aborted at their establishment. Though conservative Justice Clarence Thomas concurred with the court’s opinion, he argued that his colleagues made a mistake by choosing to forgo ruling on whether or not Indiana could ban abortions for sex-selective or eugenic purposes. It was his use of the word “mother” in his dissent that his fellow colleague Justice Ginsburg took most issue with.

“Enshrining a constitutional right to an abortion based solely on the race, sex, or disability of an unborn child, as Planned Parenthood advocates, would constitutionalize the views of the 20th-century eugenics movement,” Thomas wrote.

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FBI FISA Application Approved in an “Unusual” Way

Former FBI Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson told a joint session of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees that the FBI’s FISA application was approved in an “unusual” way, but we’re just now learning about it. Anderson, who was the point person to sign off on FISA applications before sending them to her superiors, specifically told the committees that in October 2016 FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates veered off the “linear path” by directly signing the application and bypassing her completely. Anderson emphasized that “this one was handled a little bit differently in that sense in that it received very high-level review and approvals-informal, oral approvals-before it ever came to me for signature.” Hmm. We have no idea why high-level DOJ officials would be actively involved in a routine FBI investigation.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

A former top lawyer for the FBI described to lawmakers the “unusual” way the surveillance request targeting former Trump campaign associate Carter Page was handled by top leadership at the Justice Department and FBI, according to a transcript released this week.

In front of a joint session of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Aug. 31, 2018, former FBI Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson said she was normally responsible for signing off on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications before they reached the desk of her superiors for approval. Anderson said the “linear path” those applications typically take was upended in October 2016, with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates signing off on the application before she did. Because of that unusual high-level involvement, she didn’t see the need to “second guess” the FISA application.

The Page FISA application was filed by the Justice Department and FBI with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in October 2016. A surveillance warrant was granted and three renewals were subsequently approved.

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Obama Admin Stopped Video During Collusion Meetings

More damning evidence of wrongdoing at the highest levels of the U.S. government-up to and including former President Barack Obama-is beginning to snowball into one glaring verdict: the only “collusion” in the run-up to the 2016 election was by the Deep State Democrats against then candidate President Trump. “It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counterintelligence activities are conducted. It was sort of an ad hoc small group-and most of these people are no longer with the FBI or the CIA or the other agencies involved,” Attorney General Bill Barr told Fox News on Friday. “I think there’s a misconception out there that we know a lot about what happened. The fact of the matter is Bob Mueller did not look at the government’s activities.” Namely, Mueller did not consider who or why Obama cut off the situation room video feed during meetings regarding the Russia collusion investigation to keep their conversations compartmentalized from the broader intelligence community. What’s more, four key Obama officials were involved: Brennan, Clapper, Lynch, and Comey. And surprise, surprise: NO WITNESSES WERE ALLOWED!

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Comments made by Attorney General William Barr about extraordinary arrangements regarding the original handling of the Russia investigation may take on more significance in light of a previous report showing a high and unusual degree of compartmentalization in the Obama-era intelligence community’s initial intel set up of the Russia probe.

In an interview with Fox News that aired Friday, Barr commented that the intelligence community’s early handling of the Russia investigation may raise questions. He noted it was first handled at a “very senior level” and then by a “small group.”

Barr stated:

The thing that’s interesting about this is that this was handled at a very senior level of these departments. It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counterintelligence activities are conducted.

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IG Probe into FISA Abuse “Devastating”

Fox News’ Sean Hannity reported to viewers on Wednesday that his sources reveal that not only is Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz “done” investigating anti-Trump FISA abuse but also that the findings are “devastating.” Hannity’s comments follow the announcement by Attorney General Bill Barr of his appointment of Connecticut Attorney General John Durham to dig into the “Deep State” collusion against then candidate Donald Trump and his 2016 presidential campaign. This might explain why House Democrats have ratcheted up their campaign to investigate President Trump in hopes of distracting from what is almost certain to evolve into a Watergate-level conspiracy just in time for the 2020 election.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Conservative commentator Sean Hannity said on his Fox News program Wednesday night that his sources say the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation into abuse by the FBI of FISA warrants to surveil the Trump campaign is “done” — and “it’s devastating.” The conservative host’s comments come a few days after it was revealed that Attorney General William Barr has appointed Connecticut’s top prosecutor John Durham to investigate the increasingly suspicious origins of the Trump-Russia probe amid new troubling revelations.

In comments reported by the Washington Examiner, Hannity first brought up Inspector General Michael Horowitiz’s FISA abuse probe in a discussion with Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett and Fox contributor former Rep. Jason Chaffetz. “I have sources telling me that Horowitz perhaps is even finished with his report and certainly [Attorney General William Barr] has been briefed on what is coming,” said Hannity.

 

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Comey: Brennan Pushed “Pee” Dossier in 2016

An email chain from late 2016 shows disgraced former FBI Director James Comey telling his staff that Obama loyalist CIA Director John Brennan insisted that the anti-Trump Steele “pee” dossier be included in the January 6, 2017, U.S. Intelligence Community report, which kicked off the Russia collusion investigation. That same document, despite never being verified, was successfully used to obtain three of the four FISA warrants-with Comey signing ALL of the applications-used to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. This revelation adds more fuel to the fire raging that may take down numerous former Obama officials with a conspiracy now involving several agencies, namely the DOJ, CIA, and Department of State.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Disgraced ex-FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director turned anti-Trump activist John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence and Trump critic James Clapper are the subjects of a dispute over which top Obama administration officials advocated for the infamous Steele dossier to be utilized as evidence in the Russia collusion investigation.

The argument erupted into the open with a Brennan surrogate being quoted in the news media opposing Comey not long after Attorney General William Barr appointed a U.S. attorney to investigate the origins of the Russia collusion claims.

The fiasco was kicked into high gear after Fox News cited “sources familiar with the records” pointing to an email chain from late-2016 showing Comey allegedly telling FBI employees that it was Brennan who insisted that the anti-Trump dossier be included in a January 6, 2017 U.S. Intelligence Community report, known as the ICA, assessing Russian interference efforts.

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Democrats Have Nowhere to Hide

Defeated Democrats are grasping at straws to impeach America’s Attorney General Bill Barr after their best hope for 2020-the collusion delusion-went up in smoke. Despite their desperate efforts to put the Russia investigation on life support, Barr is refusing to cave to their hysterics, and it may only get worse for them if Barr follows the obvious trail of evidence against Obama loyalists Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and McCabe. Instead of impeachment, Democrats’ insistence on keeping the issue alive may come back to bite them in 2020 in a very big way.

Here’s more from Real Clear Politics…

Democrats have grown infuriated by Attorney General William Barr’s indifference to their hysteria over the Trump-Russia collusion narrative.

Barr recently released a brief summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusions that Donald Trump did not collude with the Russians to warp the 2016 election. Barr added that Mueller had not found enough evidence to recommend that Trump be indicted for obstruction of justice for the non-crime of collusion.

Progressives, who for 22 months had insisted that Trump was a Russian asset, were stunned. But only for a few hours.

Almost immediately, they redirected their fury toward Barr’s summation of the Mueller report. Yet few rational people contested Barr’s synopses about collusion and obstruction.

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