Category: Politics

Sekulow Schools Williams After Host Couldn’t Grasp How Barr Determined “No Collusion”

The Daily Caller highlighted an epic exchange between Trump attorney Jay Sekulow and disgraced MSNBC anchor Brian Williams yesterday after the host expressed his surprise that Attorney General William Barr could “get off” with the conclusion that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia.

“My first question, I’m afraid, is going to verge on plain English,” Williams said.  “Where did the Attorney General get off with that characterization this morning, including four mentions that there was no collusion? What document was he reading, compared to the one we’re left with?”

Sekulow responded, citing the second page of the Mueller report.

“Well, page two of the document says, ‘The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government in its election of interference activities.’ So it’s right from the document itself.”

Williams moved on, “Have you read part one?” he asked.

“I have read part one and part two,” Sekulow responded.

“Do you find good news in here for the president and the administration?”

“The investigation—page 181—the investigation did not establish the Contacts described in volume one—that’s the Russian contacts—amounted to an agreement to commit any violation of federal criminal law, including foreign influence and campaign finance laws,” Sekulow replied. “Yes, I think it’s very good win.”

Watch the video below:

 

 

Report: Mueller Alleges Mifsud Lied to FBI About Papadopoulos Contacts, Didn’t Charge Him

Special Counsel Robert Mueller alleges that Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud lied to the FBI about the timing of his contacts with Trump campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos, according to The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross.

Ross also points out another report about Mifsud from an Italian newspaper which revealed the professor went into hiding for months after he was connected to Papadopoulos and lived in an apartment in Rome owned by Link International. That company, Ross notes, “controls Link Campus, a university in Rome that partners closely with Western intelligence agencies.”

The Daily Caller reporter writes:

The developments raise several questions about Mifsud, including whether he is more closely affiliated with Russia or with the West.

It is also not clear why Mifsud was not charged in the Mueller probe.

The report does not discuss whether charges were considered against the Maltese mystery man. But his treatment is in contrast with how the Mueller team handled Papadopoulos. The former Trump aide pleaded guilty in October 2017 to making false statements to the FBI about Mifsud during an interview Jan. 27, 2017.

For the full report, click HERE.

Breaking: Desperate Dems Subpoena Full, Unredacted Mueller Report

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued a subpoena for the “complete and unredacted” Mueller report just one day after the Attorney General released the redacted version to the public, according to Fox News.

The subpoena reads, “This includes, but is not limited to, all summaries, exhibits, indices, tables of contents or other tables or figures, appendices, supplements, addenda or any other attachments whether written or attached in a separate electronic format.”

According to NBC News, Nadler said the Department of Justice must hand over the document by May 1.

“I am open to working with the Department to reach a reasonable accommodation for access to these materials, however I cannot accept any proposal which leaves most of Congress in the dark, as they grapple with their duties of legislation, oversight and constitutional accountability,” the congressman said this morning.

AOC, Omar Vow Impeachment Investigation After Mueller Report Vindication

Freshman Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) have vowed to investigate President Trump for impeachable offenses after yesterday’s release of the highly anticipated Mueller report which exonerated the Commander-in-Chief.

Taking to Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez announced she would sign on to Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) impeachment resolution which calls upon the Judiciary Committee to investigate whether the president committed offenses that could be considered impeachable.

Cortez wrote, “Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President. It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution.”

The congresswoman continued, “While I understand the political reality of the Senate + election considerations, upon reading this DoJ report, which explicitly names Congress in determining obstruction, I cannot see a reason for us to abdicate from our constitutionally mandated responsibility to investigate.”

Omar responded to a tweet from Tlaib calling for the president’s impeachment, writing, “Impeachment is part of our constitutional responsibility. We have an obligation to investigate whether the President committed impeachable offenses, including: -Obstruction of justice -Violating the Emoluments Clause -Collusion -Abuse of power”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said last month that she was not in favor of impeachment, calling it “divisive for the country.”

“I’m not for impeachment,”she told the Washington Post.

“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

 

Nunes Slams Mueller Report for Ignoring “Wide Range” of FBI Abuses

Ranking House Intelligence Committee member Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) slammed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report for ignoring the “wide range of abuses” committed by the FBI during its investigation of the Trump campaign.

In a statement released this afternoon, Nunes said the report made clear that the false allegations  from the discredited Christopher Steele dossier about Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page played a major role in the appointment of the Special Counsel, along with the FISA applications used to spy on him.

The congressman slammed those he says “colluded” in the effort to perpetuate the Russia hoax narrative, including the media, Fusion GPS, Democratic leaders in Congress, the Clinton campaign and partisan intelligence leaders and called upon them to apologize.

Read Nunes’ full statement below:

The Mueller report ignored a wide range of abuses committed during the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. And now, with the revelation that the Special Counsel was authorized at the outset to investigate Carter Page for allegedly colluding with Russians to hack the election, it’s clear that false allegations from the Steele dossier played a major role not only in the FISA warrant application on Page, but in the appointment of the Special Counsel as well.

The biggest takeaway from the entire Russia hoax is that our nation’s counter-intelligence capabilities should never again be abused to target an administration’s political opponents. Those who colluded in this effort – the media, Fusion GPS, Democratic Party leaders in Congress, the Clinton campaign, and partisan intelligence leaders – should apologize to the innocent people they maligned and to the American people they deceived.

Report: U.S. Intelligence Agencies Dominated by Liberals

The CIA and other intelligence agencies have become “bastions of political liberals,” according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon.

The news outlet cites a journal article by former CIA analyst John Gentry, who “criticized former senior intelligence leaders, including CIA Director John Brenan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former deputy CIA director Michael Morell, along with former analyst Paul Pillar, for breaking decades-long prohibitions of publicly airing their liberal political views in attacking Trump.”

The journal article featured in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence claims, “A considerable body of evidence, much of it fragmentary, indicates that many CIA people have left-leaning political preferences…”

Gentry says bias “may have crept into CIA analyses,” however, “less evidence shows that political bias influences CIA analyses.”

The former CIA analyst says former senior intelligence officials launched unprecedented attacks on Trump during the 2016 presidential race against Hillary Clinton.

“The attacks on Trump were unprecedented for intelligence officers in their substance, tone, and volume,” he stated. “Critics went far beyond trying to correct Trump’s misstatements about U.S. intelligence; they attacked him as a human being.”

“…In 2016 observers of U.S. intelligence began to wonder if the CIA’s once-firm prohibition on partisan politics had changed, and to ponder whether a new kind of politicization had arisen: namely, institutionally embedded, partisan bias,” Gentry wrote.

For the full report, click HERE.

Trump Campaign Warns Obama-Era DOJ & FBI: “Justice Will Be Served”

The Trump 2020 campaign issued a warning to the Obama-era Department of Justice and FBI: Justice will be served.

After the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, campaign chairman Brad Parscale said in a statement, “Now the tables have turned, and it’s time to investigate the liars who instigated this sham investigation into President Trump, motivated by political retribution and based on no evidence whatsoever.”

He continued, “Now that the collusion and obstruction conspiracy theories have been exposed for the pathetic hoaxes they always were, the Obama-era DOJ and FBI must answer for their misdeeds and the scam that they perpetrated against the American people. Justice will be served.”

The campaign also released a video titled Time to Turn the Tables featuring a number of high profile Democrats lying about the Mueller investigation and evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.

“$35,000,000 tax payer dollars later….Trump was right. They were wrong,” the video states.

Watch the campaign video below:

Trump Legal Team Responds: Mueller Report “A Total Victory for the President”

President Trump’s legal team has responded to the release of the Mueller report, claiming it confirms what they have argued from the beginning: there was no collusion and no obstruction.

In a statement released today, Rudy Giuliani, Jay Sekulow, Jane Raskin and Martin Raskin said that it was clear there was no criminal wrongdoing and that the President “acted properly” when he fired disgraced former FBI Director James Comey:

“The results of the investigation are a total victory for the President. The report underscores what we have argued from the very beginning – there was no collusion – there was no obstruction. After a 17-month investigation, testimony from some 500 witnesses, the issuance of 2,800 subpoenas, the execution of nearly 500 search warrants, early morning raids, the examination of more than 1.4 million pages of documents, and the unprecedented cooperation of the President, it is clear there was no criminal wrongdoing. Nothing withheld; nothing concealed; nothing deleted; nothing destroyed; and nothing bleached. In addition to the report completely vindicating the President, both Attorney General Bill Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein – working with the career professionals in the Office of Legal Counsel – concluded there was not a single instance in which the elements of any crime were met.It is also clear that the President acted properly in firing now-disgraced, former FBI Director James Comey who lied and displayed disdain for the values at the core of the FBI. It is troubling that Comey – and top members of his team – launched a biased, political attack against the President – turning one of our foundational legal standards on its head. Instead of protecting the time-honored principle that the President – as with any American – is innocent until proven guilty, they clearly set up a scheme to derail the President – pushing a twisted narrative claiming he was guilty until proven innocent.

The report itself is nothing more than an attempt to rehash old allegations, despite the fact that, as reiterated in the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General’s recent report on the 2016 election ‘neither the FBI nor Department prosecutors are permitted to insinuate or allege that an individual who has not been charged with a crime is nevertheless guilty of some wrongdoing.’This vindication of the President is an important step forward for the country and a strong reminder that this type of abuse must never be permitted to occur again.”

— Rudolph W. Giuliani, Jay A. Sekulow, Jane Serene Raskin, Martin R. Raskin

Jordan Issues Scathing Letter Accusing Dems of Secretly Coordinating to Target Trump

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) issued a scathing letter on Monday accusing Democrats of keeping Republicans in the dark about their coordination on Trump-related investigations.

Jordan claims House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) executed a nonpublic “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) with Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) which targeted the President without informing Republicans.

“You did not consult with Republican Members of the Committee or allow Members to consider and debate the terms of your MOU before executing the MOU with Chairwoman Waters,” Jordan writes. “You did not disclose the MOU’s existence to Members or the American people until after I raised the matter.”

The Washington Examiner reports that, “According to Jordan, Cummings vowed to share House Oversight Committee information with Waters in the covert agreement, even though doing do could conflict with House rules. Jordan said the agreement with Waters stipulated Cummings would consult her before issuing a subpoena.”

“If you intend to continue to use the Committee’s limited resources to attack President Trump for political gain, I hope that you will at least be transparent about your actions,” Jordan wrote. “Your ability to function as a fair and unbiased finder of fact is now at grave risk. The Members of the Committee — and, more importantly, the American citizens we represent —deserve to know exactly how you are leading this Committee.”

For the full report, click HERE.

Read it Here: DOJ Releases Mueller Report

The Department of Justice has released Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.

Fox News points out that the report reiterates what Attorney General William Barr has stated previously: There is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

The report states: “While the investigation identified numerous links between individuals with ties to the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump Campaign, the evidence was not sufficient to support criminal charges. Among other things, the evidence was not sufficient to charge any Campaign official as an unregistered agent of the Russian government or other Russian principal.”

The report also found that evidence from the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and Wikileaks’ release of “hacked materials” were “not sufficient to charge a criminal campaign-finance violation.”

“Further, the evidence was not sufficient to charge that any member of the Trump campaign conspired with representatives of the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” the report states.

Read the full Mueller report HERE.