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FBI May Have Had a Spy Within the Trump Campaign

From a piece running in the Wall Street Journal today by Kimberly Strassel:

The Department of Justice lost its latest battle with Congress Thursday when it allowed House Intelligence Committee members to view classified documents about a top-secret intelligence source that was part of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Even without official confirmation of that source’s name, the news so far holds some stunning implications.

Among them is that the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation outright hid critical information from a congressional investigation . . . House investigators nonetheless sniffed out a name, and Mr. Nunes in recent weeks issued a letter and a subpoena demanding more details.

Thanks to the Washington Post’s unnamed law-enforcement leakers, we know Mr. Nunes’s request deals with a “top secret intelligence source” of the FBI and CIA, who is a U.S. citizen and who was involved in the Russia collusion probe. When government agencies refer to sources, they mean people who appear to be average citizens but use their profession or contacts to spy for the agency. Ergo, we might take this to mean that the FBI secretly had a person on the payroll who used his or her non-FBI credentials to interact in some capacity with the Trump campaign.

This would amount to spying, and it is hugely disconcerting. It would also be a major escalation from the electronic surveillance we already knew about, which was bad enough. Obama political appointees rampantly “unmasked” Trump campaign officials to monitor their conversations, while the FBI played dirty with its surveillance warrant against Carter Page, failing to tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that its supporting information came from the Hillary Clinton campaign. Now we find it may have also been rolling out human intelligence, John Le Carré style, to infiltrate the Trump campaign.

The name will eventually come out. It looks like members of the Intelligence Committee now know it. And it could be one of the biggest scandals of the Obama administration – that it in fact had a spy within the Trump campaign, delivering who-knows-what kinds of information. Did any of it get back to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Given the extraordiary politicization of Obama’s Justice Department, we of course can’t assume it didn’t.

All supposedly justified by an investigation into “collusion” that no one still has provided any evidence of.

Justice IG Refers Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe for Criminal Prosecution

From the Washington Post:

The Justice Department inspector general referred its finding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe repeatedly misled investigators who were examining a media disclosure to the top federal prosecutor in D.C. to determine whether McCabe should be charged with a crime, according to people familiar with the matter.

The referral to the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office occurred some time ago, after the inspector general concluded McCabe had lied to investigators or his own boss, then-FBI Director James B. Comey, on four occasions, three of them under oath.

It was not immediately clear how the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office responded to the referral, or whether prosecutors there are conducting their own investigation or believe criminal charges are appropriate. A referral to federal prosecutors does not necessarily mean McCabe will be charged with a crime.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe last month, just before he was to qualify for his retirement benefits.

“This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally,” McCabe said at the time. “It is part of this Administration’s ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel’s work.”

McCabe allegedly lied about authorizing a leak that revealed an investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The leak was designed to make it seem like Andrew McCabe, a card-carrying senior officer of the Deep State whose wife received hudreds of thousands of dollars from Clinton crony Terry McAuliffe for her political campaign, was fighting to keep the Clinton Foundation probe going.

Video || Stormy Daniels Releases Sketch of Man She Says Threatened Her

Pornstar Stormy Daniels today released a sketch of the man she claimed threatened to harm her if she didn’t back off claims that she and Donald Trump had had a one-night stand.

The sketch is of a man she supposedly saw seven years ago. She released it on The View.

I suppose if you are frightened in this way, the image might be “indelibly etched” on your mind. But I doubt this is what the man, if he exists, looked like. Memories fade and change. This is a publicity stunt.

Sessions: Federal Prosecutor Probing FBI; No Special Counsel fo Now

According to CNN: Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed Thursday that Utah’s top federal prosecutor, John Huber, is investigating a cluster of Republican-driven accusations against the FBI and has decided that no second special counsel is needed — at least for now. Huber has been looking into allegations that the FBI abused its powers in surveilling… Continue Reading

Trump Accuser First Lobbied to be his Makeup Artist

Makeup artist or con artist? According to The Hill: A New York cosmetics executive who publicly alleged Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s repeatedly solicited the future president to become his campaign makeup artist and to pitch her new product line in the months before her story roiled the 2016 race, according to… Continue Reading

Moore Accuser Admits She Forged Part of Yearbook Inscription

From Fox News: Beverly Young Nelson told ABC News she wrote part of the disputed note in her high school yearbook that she and famed attorney Gloria Allred presented as proof the then-30-something Moore sought an inappropriate relationship with her in the late 1970s. Nelson still insisted that Moore wrote most of the message and signed… Continue Reading

How Mueller May be Trying to Get Trump

It seems it’s becoming clearer what Special Counsel Robert Mueller is after. It’s President Trump, of course, but you knew that. What is coming into focus is how he plans to get Trump. And the charge would be obstruction of justice, not collusion. It’s unlikely, as I and many other conservatives have noted, the original… Continue Reading

Clinton Planned Retribution Against Government Watchdog Over Emails

The Hillary Clinton campaign put out word that a federal inspector general who was handling the Clinton email case would have been fired had Clinton taken office as president. According to Fox News: A government watchdog who played a central role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the Obama administration told Fox News that… Continue Reading

White House: Manafort Charge, Papadopoulos Plea Have Nothing to Do With Trump

According to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Today’s announcement has nothing to do with the President, has nothing to do with the President’s campaign or campaign activity. The real collusion scandal, as we’ve said several times before, has everything to do with the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS, and Russia. There’s clear evidence of… Continue Reading

Ex-Clinton Aide: Hillary “May have Known” About Trump Dossier Funding

Former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon Wednesday said Hillary Clinton may have known that her campaign helped hire Fusion GPS to research the “Russian dossier”  that was collected on then-candidate Donald Trump. Fallon acknowledged that a “select group” within the campaign knew that Fusion GPS had been hired to do the research against Trump… Continue Reading

Obama Interior Secretaries Spent $1M on Non-Commercial Travel

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is under fire for spending some $73,000 over the first eight months of the Trump administration on non-commercial travel. That actually puts him below the pace of such spending by Barack Obama’s Interior Secretaries, who spent about $1 million over seven years. So why didn’t we hear about it then? Because… Continue Reading