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Monday night Fox News reporter Sara Carter said that the sudden departure of Andrew McCabe as the Number Two G-Man is related to charges being investigated by the Justice Department’s Inspector General that he ordered agents investigating Affaire d’EMail to alter their post-interview filings (Form 302) to conform to the outcome of the case that […]

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The nation is awash in conspiracy theories. The left says that Donald Trump conspired with the Russians. The right is saying the FBI has (and is) conspiring against the President. Everyone is decrying it on one level or another. On the GOP side Bret Stephens of The New York Times calls the worries over the […]

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From the FBI to Sen. Ron Johnson (R–WI):

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Chatting before the much-anticipated Senate vote to end the government shutdown, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see Democrats feeling the heat on refusing to fund the government and taking some steps to get things fully up and running, but they also warn listeners what Democrats and […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Just How Corrupt is the FBI? – Numéro Trois

 

Well, I’ve posed this question earlier in Just How Corrupt is the FBI? and Just How Corrupt is the FBI – Part Deux and perhaps at long last we’re about to find out (and perhaps the title of this piece should really be: Just How Corrupt is the FBI, the DOJ and the CIA?) In the past, roughly 48 hours, several Republican congressmen have announced that a four-page memo, compiled by House Intelligence Committee chairman, Devin Nunes and other Republicans on the committee, includes new and quite damaging information that substantiates previous suspicions articulated by representatives Jim Jordan (Ohio), Matt Gaetz (Florida), and others that certain individuals in the Department of Justice and the FBI colluded and conspired to undermine the Trump presidential campaign and subvert the will of the American electorate that put him into office. Members of Congress in both the Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham interviews (below), cannot name the individuals at the heart of the matter because the document has been labeled “classified”.

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Episode 90 of Whiskey Politics welcomes back John Fund to discuss the Michael Wolff book, which has sucked all the oxygen out of the room. Yet, in Michael Wolff’s own words he stated he isn’t sure everything he wrote is true. We discuss the other little-reported news, namely the DOJ has reopened the Uranium One/Clinton Foundation pay-for-play scheme, and the email investigation of Hillary Clinton. John is a columnist at Fox News and the National Review and can be found @JohnFund on Twitter.

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A tragic train wreck in Seattle, while the GOP Congress appears to be avoiding one of their own on today’s tax bill vote. Why are liberals obsessed with spending billions of tax dollars on the cutting edge technology of the 19th century? More

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What have they been thinking? Given the latest revelations about Peter Strzok, his lover Lisa Page, Andrew McCabe, Bruce Ohr and his wife — how is it possible that Comey and then Mueller weren’t aware of their attitudes and agenda? Either these characters were so skilled at pulling the wool over their supervisors’ eyes, or their supervisors were incredibly naive, or their supervisors knew exactly what they were doing. Any of those scenarios is alarming. The House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees need answers and they need to hold the DoJ and the FBI in contempt if they don’t get them. The spotlight on corruption, collusion and obstruction of justice is pointed in the wrong direction and that was the original intent of the embedded Clinton operatives involved.

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I will not speculate too much, per the Code of Conduct, but something stinks at the J. Edgar Hoover Building.

Last night news organizations were given access to 375 text messages between FBI Counterintelligence Investigator Peter Strzok and his mistress/co-worker/lawyer Lisa Page. Most of them are pretty mild but do show a clear hatred of Donald Trump and some mild cheerleading for Hillary Clinton. But then there is this:

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Just How Corrupt Is The FBI? Part Deux

 

In early September when it became known that former FBI Director, James Comey had formulated an exoneration statement for one Hillary Rodham Clinton (the former presidential candidate who won’t go away), I posted “Just How Corrupt Is The FBI?” on Ricochet. In that earlier post, I wrote:

“It seems likely, given the FBI’s refusal to let historians or the American people discover just how criminal Ms. Clinton and her cronies were that Mr. Comey is not an isolated case. Mr. Comey’s legacy and others currently at the FBI will continue to tarnish the reputation of the Bureau and unfortunately, it seems that there’s not much that can be done about it.”

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Richard Epstein considers what Michael Flynn’s recent guilty plea means for President Trump and his administration, rebutting many of the misleading claims that have emerged in recent press coverage. More

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First, a refresher timeline:

  • 4/9/2016: Strzok interview Clinton employee Cheryl Mills
  • 7/2/2016: Strzok and DOJ attorney David Laufman interview Clinton herself
  • 7/5/2016: James Comey issues public statement closing the Clinton e-mail investigation.
  • 1/24/2017: Gen. Michael Flynn, National Security Advisor, interviewed by the FBI.
  • 3/2/2017: Atty General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from the Russia probe.
  • 5/8/2017: FBI summons Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump to FBI’s New York headquarters for a meeting with cybersecurity & CIA representatives to inform them of supposed attempted overseas cyberattack on the Trump Organization.
  • 5/9/2017: James Comey fired from FBI Director position, citing Rosenstein memo re: Comey’s handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, etc.
  • 5/16/2017: James Comey, through a private citizen/friend, leaked memo of notes he’d taken as FBI Director to the New York Times, alleging Trump in an Oval Office meeting in Feb. 2017 asked Comey to end FBI investigation into dismissed NSA advisor Gen Michael Flynn. “I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey.
  • 5/17/2017: Deputy AG Rosenstein names Mueller Special Counsel for Russia investigation

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Michael Flynn plead guilty today to lying to the FBI and has agreed to cooperate with Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Trump-Russia collusion. Flynn made the following statement:

After over 33 years of military service to our country, including nearly five years in combat away from my family, and then my decision to continue to serve the United States, it has been extraordinarily painful to endure these many months of false accusations of “treason” and other outrageous acts. Such false accusations are contrary to everything I have ever done and stood for. But I recognize that the actions I acknowledged in court today were wrong, and, through my faith in God, I am working to set things right. My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s Office reflect a decision I made int eh best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions.

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The headline is straight from some more timely reporting in the Washington Examiner by Byron York. In spite of public statements from prominent Democrats that much of the dossier turned out to be true, that isn’t the conclusion Byron York has drawn. Key parts that figured in early news reports have been proven untrue, and […]

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Legitimately asking this as a question of those Ricochetti with the requisite legal expertise — perhaps someone could sling this John Yoo’s way? (Hey, John, as a favor from one erstwhile Weld South dweller to another?…) More

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleasantly stunned to see liberal California Gov. Jerry Brown veto bills from his even more liberal legislature, including one that guts due process for those accused of sexual assault on college campuses and another that would ban morals clauses for employees of religious institutions. […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Just How Corrupt Is the FBI?

 

It has come to light that James Comey was already drafting a statement exonerating Hillary Clinton, prior to the conclusion of the FBI investigation and prior to Ms. Clinton and other key witnesses being interviewed. Former Congressman Jason Chaffetz has warned that Mr. Comey may have committed perjury in his testimony before Congress on the Clinton matter investigation. Someone needs to go through Comey’s congressional testimony on this. I’ll alert the media.

Three days ago, the FBI refused to honor a FOIA request on documents pertaining to the Clinton investigation and her misuse of classified information and state secrets, which she and many of her staff engaged in on the quite laughable grounds – wait for it – that there is not enough public interest to warrant the release of the documents.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s decision to flip to the Republican Party, giving the GOP control of the governor’s office in 35 states. They also wade through the implications of Special Counsel Robert Mueller creating a grand jury for his investigation into Russian […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud the Senate for approving Christopher Wray as the new FBI director with virtually no drama. They also discuss Rep. Mike McCaul’s reluctance to be considered to lead the Department of Homeland Security. While many border security advocates are not fans of McCaul, Jim wonders whether […]

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Richard Epstein examines the most recent legal questions to emerge from the Trump White House: Could the president pardon himself? Was Jeff Sessions right to recuse himself from the Russia investigation? And could Donald Trump remove Robert Mueller as special counsel? More

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