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Comey Admits Damning Fact About Anti-Trump FISA Warrant

In closed-door congressional testimony Friday, former FBI director James Comey confirmed that the Steele dossier – used in an FISA court to obtain permission to spy on the 2016 Trump campaign – was never verified. Other highlights include his repeated claims of a lack of knowledge related to the most basic questions concerning Hillary’s email investigation, which he oversaw. According to a report by The Daily Wire, “Not only was the dossier…not verified when it was used in the Carter request, Comey admitted, it was still unverified when he was fired six months later.” Despite Comey’s claims of integrity and honor, he has now admitted a minimum of incompetence or perhaps even the existence of a smoking gun on the FISA warrant. This is precisely why the FBI is no longer trusted by the American people.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

James Comey, the former FBI director fired by President Trump after he botched the handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation, testified in a closed-door meeting Friday in front of congressional leaders, and some of his responses, including his repeated claims of lack of knowledge or recall, have caused a stir. Perhaps most notable of his comments is his admission that FBI officials had not verified the information in the notorious Democrat-funded Steele dossier when they used it to obtain a FISA warrant for a Trump associate.

On Friday, Comey acknowledged under oath that the FBI used an uncorroborated document funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC as “evidence” in officials’ request for a FISA warrant to surveil Trump adviser Carter Page, a key step in the Russia collusion “witch hunt,” as Trump calls it. Not only was the dossier, produced by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, not verified when it was used in the Carter request, Comey admitted, it was still unverified when he was fired six months later.

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Judge: Hillary Email Scandal “Gravest Modern Offenses”

Hillary’s North American tour still isn’t getting any love from Canadians with rock-bottom ticket prices all over the place, and another punch to the gut comes from Judge Royce Lambeth in his opinion on the Servergate scandal. In his scathing opinion this week, Lamberth argued: “At worst, career employees in the State and Justice Departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA and hoodwink this court.” Lamberth indicted both the State Department and DOJ very specifically for collusion. And yet she’s still walking free?

Here’s more from Hot Air…

Yes, Virginia, there actually is a corruption scandal in Hillary Clinton’s e-mail choices — or at least that’s what Judge Royce Lamberth thinks. In allowing a lawsuit by Judicial Watch to continue, Lamberth blasted Clinton, the State Department, and the Department of Justice for having “colluded” to stymie the Freedom of Information Act and oversight by Congress and the courts. By hiding her emails on a secret and private server and allowing State to slough off demands to see her communications, the group committed “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”

In a scathing opinion issued Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth said that despite FBI, inspector general and congressional investigations into Clinton’s use of a private account for all her email traffic during her four years as secretary of state, the conservative group Judicial Watch should be permitted to demand documents and additional testimony about the practice.

Lamberth, who has clashed with Clinton and her aides in cases dating back to her husband’s administration, was unsparing in his assessment of the former secretary’s actions.

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Mueller’s Flynn Memo Disappoints the Left

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “investigation” is the gift that keeps on giving this season…to Donald Trump. Bereft of anything even approaching the possibility of collusion with Russia, Mueller & Friend continue to harangue Trump’s former colleagues in hopes of a forced error that might qualify as worthy of condemnation. As one columnist pointed out recently, perhaps the worst Trump and company are guilty of is “sleaze,” but unfortunately for the left, “sleaze” isn’t illegal. So, this week, Mueller has dropped his report on Michael Flynn, which once again demonstrates that there’s not a lot of “there there,” and that this investigation continues to burn taxpayer dollars with nothing to show for it. At the end of the day, Trump may be the only winner, and ahead of the 2020 race, voters may punish Democrats for fanning the flames.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s memo on former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn left members of the so-called “resistance” disappointed that the retired three star Army general would likely not face any jail time, and no collusion was detailed.

Leading up to its release, resisters were giddy over the idea the man who led a “Lock her up!” chant on the campaign trail would find himself behind bars. Mueller’s memo instead praised him for his substantial cooperation and “exemplary” service in uniform, leaving some angry.

Many Democrats took to Twitter to convey their unfulfilled desire for vengeance against Flynn, who was once appointed by former President Barack Obama to lead the Defense Intelligence Agency.

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Corsi Files Criminal Complaint Against Mueller

Conservative author Jerome Corsi has filed a “criminal and ethics complaint” against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, arguing that Mueller and his team are attempting to bully him into giving “false testimony” against President Trump. Specifically, Corsi reveals they’ve asked him to confirm that he acted as a liaison between Roger Stone and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the 2016 Trump campaign as part of a conspiracy to release hacked Democratic National Committee emails. In the 78-page document, Corsi charges that Mueller is acting as part of a “slow-motion coup against the president.” In other words, more statement of the obvious.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Conservative author Jerome Corsi on Monday filed a “criminal and ethics complaint” against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, accusing investigators of trying to bully him into giving “false testimony” against President Trump.

The complaint, which Corsi had threatened for days, is the latest escalation between Mueller’s team and its investigation targets.

The 78-page document, asserting the existence of a “slow-motion coup against the president,” was filed to a range of top law enforcement officials including Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, D.C.’s U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu and the Bar Disciplinary Counsel.

“Dr. Corsi has been criminally threatened and coerced to tell a lie and call it the truth,” the complaint states.

Corsi, who wrote the anti-President Obama book “The Obama Nation” and is connected with political operative Roger Stone, has claimed for the past week that he was being improperly pressured by Mueller’s team to strike a plea deal which he now says he won’t sign.

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NBC Buried Intel Undermining Christine Ford

Surprising precisely no one, NBC has been caught sitting on information that would have undermined the credibility of several women accusing newly confirmed SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. According to a report from The Daily Wire, NBC was manipulating the dates of their Oct. 1 interview with Michael Avenatti’s client Julie Swetnick in which she backtracked her key claims and undermined her own case causing it to crumble. Avenatti then released a second, nearly identical statement from an “unnamed” woman on Oct. 3, but which Swetnick disputed as misrepresentation. This was two days after the Swetnick interview but the beginning of a series of exchanges in which Swetnick accused Avenatti of twisting her words, while NBC covered it all up. Of course this is a typical, brazen attempt by leftist media moguls to massage the facts to fit their agenda.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

In yet another stunning display of media bias, NBC now acknowledges that it had information that undermined the credibility of some of the women who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, but didn’t report it at the time.

On Thursday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) referred celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick to the Justice Department. Swetnick, in a sworn statement, accused Kavanaugh of drinking too much, acting aggressive toward women, spiking the punch at parties and orchestrating teenage gang-rapes. Her claims were ludicrous on their face, but the left-leaning media – eager to torpedo Kavanaugh’s nomination for fear he could be the deciding vote in overturning Roe v. Wade – ran with them anyway.

NBC was the worst offender. The network interviewed Swetnick even though it said up front it couldn’t verify her claims. This is Journalism Malpractice 101; you don’t put out possibly defamatory information you can’t verify.

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McConnell Promises to Push SCOTUS Nominee in 2020 if He Can

The political left is losing its collective mind over the latest hypothetical promise from Mitch McConnell (R-KY): to thwart Obama-era precedent by allowing a Supreme Court nominee a hearing and a vote in 2020. The opposition is crying foul since McConnell blocked the lame duck vote for former Barack Obama’s 2016 nominee, Merrick Garland. McConnell defends the decision in that, unlike in 2016, he anticipates Republicans will control the Senate and the White House in 2020. We prefer the more succinct explanation in Barack Obama’s own words: we won.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Would Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) be breaking precedent if he allowed a Supreme Court nominee a hearing and a vote in 2020?

Democrats say yes, since McConnell denied President Barack Obama’s 2016 nominee, Merrick Garland, a hearing. At the time McConnell said: “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

Now McConnell is singing a different tune, but he says he isn’t ignoring precedent, because in 2020, Republicans will, most likely, have control of the Senate and the White House. Democrats only had the White House in 2016.

“The Senate in the hands of one party and the White House in the hands of another in a presidential election year,” McConnell said during a press conference. “That is what we had in 2016.”

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Collins Reveals Left’s Aggressive Bribery Tactics

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is blasting liberal groups over their desperate attempts to bribe and influence her vote for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh and for continuing to attack her after the vote. During an interview with Scott Pelley on Sixty Minutes, Sen. Collins said the country is in a “very sad place.” Collins, who faces reelection in 2020, was even the victim of quid pro quo warnings. A leftist website was set up to take pledges from donors to the tune of $2 million. The organization behind the site threatened Collins that if she voted for Kavanaugh the donors’ credit cards would be processed and the funds given to her opponent. If she voted against Kavanaugh, however, the site promised not to process the donations. “This is a classic quid pro quo as defined in our bribery laws,” Collins explained. In other words, it’s blatantly illegal, but that never stopped the radical left from pursuing its political endgame. Ironically, though, the Kavanaugh fight may have the reverse effect in that it has galvanized Republicans ahead of the elections next month.

Here’s more from BPR…

Sen. Susan Collins believes the nation has come to a “very sad place” as opponents of Justice Brett Kavanaugh attempt to “buy votes and buy positions.”

The Maine Republican has been feeling the aftermath of her affirmative vote for the Supreme Court nominee which secured his confirmation, which she discussed with Scott Pelley on “60 Minutes” Sunday.

The anti-Kavanaugh groups targeted the senator ahead of the vote and continued the attacks after she voted ‘yes,’ taking up the offensive as well in her home state.

“A website went up over these last couple of weeks collecting funds for whoever your opponent may be in 2020,” Pelley said.

“And the deal was that if you voted for Kavanaugh, then the credit card pledges would be processed. If you voted against Kavanaugh they wouldn’t process the credit card numbers,” he continued. “And something over $2 million was raised.”

 

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Ginsburg Forgets 14th Amendment

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, was literally handed a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution during a speech at the national Woman’s Party in late August after she forgot the contents of the 14th Amendment and her own copy of the Constitution that she proclaims to carry with her. The brain freeze happened after she was asked about the Equal Rights Amendment in the context of the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. One would think no notes would be required to answer what should be a softball question. Perhaps it’s time to reconsider lifetime appointments.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg forgot the contents of the 14th Amendment while speaking to the National Woman’s Party in late August and needed an audience member to give her a copy of the Constitution so she could remember what it said.

The incident happened on August 26, 2018, when Ginsburg was asked to talk about the Equal Rights Amendment while addressing the audience at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument.

“So you’ve written a few articles over the years about the need for the ERA … and you’ve of course noted that the ERA would give the Supreme Court a more secure handle in its support for equality,” said Jill C. Morrison, Executive Director of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship at Georgetown Law.

“But as you mentioned, as both a litigator and in your time on the court, you’ve actually built precedent in that area,” Morrison continued. “So could you explain why you believe that the ERA is still as needed today as it ever was?”

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Democrat Staffer Charged with Felonies for Doxxing GOP Senators

Jackson Cosko, 27, is charged with several felonies after “publishing restricted personal information, threats in interstate communication, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, witness tampering, second-degree burglary, and unlawful entry” as part of a malicious attack on GOP senators. After being caught, Cosko emailed a threat to the staffer who reported the incident, saying: “If you tell anyone, I will leak it all. Emails signal conversations gmails. Senators children’s health information and socials.” According to Capitol Police Captain Jason Bell, Cosko worked for Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and former Senator Barbara Bozer (D-CA). He is now facing 20 years in prison if convicted. This is the modus operandi of the left.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Jackson Cosko, a 27-year-old grad student and cybersecurity expert who worked for several Democratic lawmakers, was charged with several felonies in connection with a doxxing incident involving GOP senators.

Cosko allegedly posted the personal information of several Republicans on their Wikipedia page.

He was charged with publishing restricted personal information, threats in interstate communication, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, witness tampering, second-degree burglary, and unlawful entry.

Fox News: According to a sworn statement by Capitol Police Captain Jason Bell, a witness Tuesday saw Cosko at a computer in a senator’s office, where he used to work, a day after two other unnamed senators’ information had been put on Wikipedia.

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Ford Witness Pressured to Change Her Story

On the eve of embattled SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that sexual assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s allies have spent the past two weeks ratcheting up pressure on Leland Keyser, a key witness, to change her story. According to the WSJ report:
“Leland Keyser, who Dr. Ford has said was present at the gathering where she was allegedly assaulted in the 1980s, told investigators that Monica McLean, a retired FBI agent and a friend of Dr. Ford’s, had urged her to ‘clarify’ her statement. McLean is also the ‘friend’ in question about being coached through a polygraph, possible for this FBI gig, by none other than Christine Blasey Ford.”

Here’s more from Hot Air…

As attorneys for Christine Ford Blasey demanded an FBI investigation over the last two weeks, the Wall Street Journal reports that her allies were pressuring one witness to change her story. Ford named Leland Keyser as one of four potential witnesses to the Washington Post, but once her name became public, Keyser issued a statement through her attorneys that she cannot recall ever being at a party with Brett Kavanaugh.

Almost immediately, a Ford friend began pressing her to modify her first statement — and that friend just happened to be a former FBI agent:

No, the alleged attack on Ford didn’t happen at the July 1, 1982 party, says … Ford team member
A friend of Christine Blasey Ford told FBI investigators that she felt pressured by Dr. Ford’s allies to revisit her initial statement that she knew nothing about an alleged sexual assault by a teenage Brett Kavanaugh, which she later updated to say that she believed but couldn’t corroborate Dr. Ford’s account, according to people familiar with the matter.

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