Tag: Russia Investigation

Bongino: Desperate Democrats Using Police-State Tactics to Investigate Trump

Last week the unfounded allegations that President Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election completely collapsed. But congressional Democrats are nevertheless pushing forward in a desperate search for evidence of wrongdoing against the president, using tactics reminiscent of the Soviet secret police under dictator Josef Stalin.

One of the central tenets of the unfounded collusion allegations against Trump is the claim that Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer, had gone to Prague in the Czech Republic to coordinate the supposed collusion and conspiracy with the Russians. But Cohen debunked that in his congressional testimony last week, saying he has never been to Prague.

So now House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York and his fellow Trump-hating Democrats are moving on from the collusion allegations to obstruction of justice allegations against the president. If they can’t pin collusion on President Trump, the Democrats will go on a massive fishing investigation to find something – anything – to accuse him of.

Nadler’s claim is that Trump obstructed the collusion investigation. The obstruction charge would seem to indicate that the Democrats have evidence that the president took steps to stop the FBI from investigating him.

But there is no evidence of crimes that can be used in a case against the president. Instead, the Democrats are clearly targeting President Trump looking for crimes.

What is happening now only reinforces a police-state attitude that investigations by Congress and law enforcement agencies can target people instead of crimes. Why? Because Donald Trump didn’t commit any crimes….

For Dan’s full op-ed, visit FoxNews.com.

Nunes Calls for “Everything” Mueller Did to be Made Public

Ranking House Intelligence Committee member Devin Nunes (R-CA) is calling for “everything” from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to be made public.

Speaking with the Washington Examiner’s Byron York at CPAC, Nunes said Mueller won’t have anything new or “worthwhile” to report.

“I want everything that Mueller did made public. I want every email, everybody that they wiretapped, every warrant that they got,” he said. “Every single thing that Mueller used needs to be made public for all of America to see.”

Nunes said the Trump administration never had control of the Department of Justice and that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ biggest mistake was recusing himself from the Russia investigation.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Nunes said he was pinning his hopes on [Attorney General William] Barr to not only clear the Justice Department and FBI for alleged bias at their highest levels, regarding which he is expected to make several criminal referrals in the near future, but also for the sake of transparency.

Barr said in his confirmation hearing he wanted to be as “transparent” as possible in terms of whether a report would be released to Congress and the public.

For the full report, click HERE.

Trump Lawyer: Mueller Won’t Release Final Report, Probe is “Terrible Waste of Time”

The former top attorney for President Trump said that he does not believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller will release a final report, and called the investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia a “terrible waste of time.”

Speaking to an ABC News podcast, John Dowd, who left the Trump legal team in March 2018 said, “I don’t think there’ll be a report. I will be shocked if anything regarding the president is made public, other than ‘We’re done.’”

“I ran big corruption cases,” he said. “I didn’t go around, picking scabs and just making any case I could make. If there was a petty case, I shifted it to someone else. I didn’t do it. And that’s where I disagree with Bob [Mueller].”

The Washington Times reports:

Mr. Dowd said the president has cooperated with the special counsel at an unprecedented level, even providing investigators with communications with the White House Counsel’s office

“There’s no time in history has anybody had this kind of look at communications with the president,” Mr. Dowd said.

For the full story, click HERE.

Top FBI Lawyer to Congress: Hillary Clinton Should Have Been Charged in Email Scandal

Transcripts of former FBI General Counsel James Baker’s October testimony to Congress reveal that he believed Hillary Clinton should have been charged for her “alarming, appalling” mishandling of classified information, according to the Epoch Times.

Baker told Congress he argued with other members of the FBI, including disgraced former director, James Comey about the Clinton investigation.

“My original belief … after having conducted the investigation and towards the end of it, then sitting down and reading a binder of her materials, I thought that it was alarming, appalling, whatever words I said, and argued with others about why they thought she shouldn’t be charged,” he said.

Baker also seemed to take issue with the handling of the Trump-Russia investigation.

The Epoch Times writes:

Confronted with a damning summary of abnormalities, bias, and omissions, which transpired during the investigation, Baker told Congress that the investigation indeed was “highly unusual.”

“I had a jaundiced eye about everything, yes. I had skepticism about all this stuff. I was concerned about all of this. This whole situation was horrible, and it was novel and we were trying to figure out what to do, and it was highly unusual,” Baker told lawmakers.

**LISTEN: Dan breaks down the explosive revelations from Baker’s testimony**

Baker resigned from the FBI in May 2018 and it was recently revealed that he is the subject of a criminal leak investigation.

During his October testimony, Baker’s attorney, Daniel Levin told lawmakers, “You may or may not know, [Baker has] been the subject of a leak investigation … a criminal leak investigation that’s still active at the Justice Department.”

Baker’s congressional testimony made headlines last fall when it was revealed that he believed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was “serious” when telling colleagues he wanted to secretly record President Trump.

While Baker himself was not in the room with Rosenstein when he made the comments, two of his associates were: FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and FBI lawyer, Lisa Page. Both McCabe and Page allegedly took Rosenstein seriously and conveyed that to Baker.

For the full story from the Epoch Times–which includes even more shocking revelations–click HERE.

Media Malpractice Continues: Network News Coverage of Trump in 2018 was 90% Negative

A vast majority of the evening network news coverage of President Trump’s second year in office has been overwhelmingly negative, according to a new study by the Media Research Center (MRC).

MRC’s study found that 90% of news coverage of the President from ABC, CBS and NBC carried negative tones, with only 10% of coverage having a positive tone.

Trump’s presidency accounted for 28 percent of all evening news airtime, equaling almost 87 hours of coverage. Surprisingly, this is down from 2017 when evening news shows spent 99 hours covering the president.

Of course, the Russia investigation dominated the networks’ coverage of President Trump, devoting 858 minutes or airtime to the topic. Since January of 2017, the big three networks covered the Russia probe for 2,092 minutes.

For the full report, click HERE.

Spygate: Nunes Calls for Declassification of Emails that Prove Information Withheld from FISA Court

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo yesterday that he wishes to see a “fourth bucket” of emails declassified, saying it would reveal evidence that the Department of Justice and FBI withheld information from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).

Nunes said the first of three “buckets” were Russia-related documents which President Trump–after calling for their release–had to backtrack on after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein intervened and suggested the Inspector General review them first.

***LISTEN: Dan discusses the importance of declassifying the “fourth bucket” of emails***

“The new fourth bucket that we’re asking to be declassified now is — for months we have been reviewing emails between FBI, and DOJ, and others that clearly show that they knew about information that should have been presented to the FISA court,” he said. “So it is real evidence that people within the FBI withheld evidence from the FISA court.”

Nunes said that even House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) requested that the DOJ to release the emails.

“Even though we know whats in those emails a lot of them are redacted so they’re still refusing to give Congress–even in a classified setting–this information,” he said.