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    Quote Originally Posted by Clem72 View Post
    We should let mAlice lead the investigation. She would surely uncover the alien illuminati bigfoot pizza parlor owners from planet X that are running the show.
    You can mock her all you want, but in light of all the sex pervert and pedophilia stuff that's come out about Hollywood, it's not that farfetched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clem72 View Post
    We should let mAlice lead the investigation. She would surely uncover the alien illuminati bigfoot pizza parlor owners from planet X that are running the show.
    And about time, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    You can mock her all you want, but in light of all the sex pervert and pedophilia stuff that's come out about Hollywood, it's not that farfetched.
    The Roman Polanski chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.
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    WRAY: I'm not going to discuss anything to do with the FISA court applications.

    JORDAN: Remember a couple things, director... about the dossier. The Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign --which we now know were one in the same-- paid the law firm, who paid Fusion GPS, who paid Christopher Steele, who then paid Russians to put together a report we call the dossier, filled with all kinds of fake news National Enquirer garbage.

    It has been reported that this dossier "was all dressed up" by the FBI, taken to the FISA court where it was painted as a legitimate intelligence document, that it became the basis for granting a warrant to spy on Americans.

    I'm wondering if that all actually took place, it sure looks like it did...

    I think Peter Strzok, head of counterintelligence at the FBI, Peter Strzok, the guy who ran the FBI's Clinton investigation, did all the interviews, Peter Strzok, the guy who was running the Russia investigation at the FBI, Peter Strzok, Mr. Super Agent at the FBI, I think he is the guy that took the application to the FISA court.

    And if this happened, if you have the FBI working with the Democrats' campaign, to take opposition research, dress it all up and turning it into an intelligence document to take it to a FISA court so they can spy on another campaign, if that happened, that is as wrong as it gets...




    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/vi...er_strzok.html
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    The department's Bruce Ohr, a career official, served as associate deputy attorney general at the time of the campaign. That placed him just below the deputy attorney general, Sally Yates, who ran the day-to-day operations of the department. In 2016, Ohr's office was just steps away from Yates, who was later fired for defying President Trump's initial travel ban executive order and still later became a prominent anti-Trump voice upon leaving the Justice Department.

    Unbeknownst to investigators until recently, Ohr knew Steele and had repeated contacts with Steele when Steele was working on the dossier. Ohr also met after the election with Glenn Simpson, head of Fusion GPS, the opposition research company that was paid by the Clinton campaign to compile the dossier.

    Word that Ohr met with Steele and Simpson, first reported by Fox News' James Rosen and Jake Gibson, was news to some current officials in the Justice Department. Shortly after learning it, they demoted Ohr, taking away his associate deputy attorney general title and moving him full time to another position running the department's organized crime drug enforcement task forces.

    The news also stunned some of those who had been investigating the matter. Yes, they knew that knowledge of the dossier extended to some officials in the FBI. That was bad enough; how could the FBI endorse and consider underwriting one campaign's dirt-digging operation in the middle of a hotly contested election? But now investigators know that nearly the highest levels of the Obama Justice Department were also aware of the dossier.

    Investigators believe the dossier's sensational allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign played a role in the beginning of the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into the Trump-Russia affair — an investigation that later morphed into special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.


    Byron York: Dossier author was in contact with Obama Justice Department
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    Wood insists that he’s never read the dossier that his good friend and longtime colleague prepared. It was commissioned by opposition research firm Fusion GPS and funded by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

    In August 2016, “[Steele] came to me to tell me what was in it, and why it … was important,” Wood said. “He made it very clear … yes, it was raw intelligence, but it needed putting into proper context before you could judge it fully.”

    August 2016 is a critical period, just after the FBI opened the Russia meddling probe, and after then-director James Comey recommended against prosecution for Clinton’s mishandling of classified information.

    Wood said Steele had “already been in contact with the FBI” at the time.

    “He said there was corroborating evidence in the United States, from which I assumed he was working with an American company,” Wood said.

    British court records reviewed by Fox News as well as U.S. congressional testimony revealed that Steele was directed and paid at least $168,000 by Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson to push the research that fall to five American media outlets. According to British court documents, Steele met with The New York Times (twice), The Washington Post (twice), CNN, The New Yorker and Yahoo News (twice).

    Along with the senator, Wood and McCain Institute for International Leadership staffer David J. Kramer attended the Canadian conference.

    British court records state McCain ordered Kramer to get a personal briefing from Steele in Surrey, just outside of London, and then return to Washington, D.C., where Fusion GPS would provide McCain with hard copies.

    In January, McCain officially gave the dossier to the FBI, which already had its own copy from Steele.

    Of note, listed in the official program for the 2016 November Canadian conference as a participant was Rinat Akhmetshin — the same Russian lobbyist who was at Trump Tower five months earlier in June for a highly scrutinized meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and others.



    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017...peaks-out.html
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    The wife of a senior official at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) demoted last week worked for the opposition research firm Fusion GPS during the 2016 election.

    Investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed on Monday that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of Bruce G. Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS — the highly questionable research firm that produced the unverified Trump-Russia dossier, according to an exclusive report by Fox News.

    Officials currently do not know if Mrs. Oher was involved in any way in the creation of the dossier, but the report from Fox News’ James Rosen noted that she “has written extensively on Russia-related subjects.”

    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign paid for the dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele who was hired by Fusion GPS.

    Fusion GPS’s connections to members of the U.S. government and to Russians involved in the investigation into unproven collusion allegations between Trump campaign officials and Russians officials has raised more questions about the creation of the unverified dossier, which was the initial basis for the Trump-Russia "collusion" narrative.

    In November, a report revealed that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya — who met Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower in June 2016 at her request — met with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson before and after her meeting with Trump Jr., a meeting that was used to suggest that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.


    https://www.dailywire.com/news/24564...-ryan-saavedra
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    Investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed on Monday that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of Bruce G. Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS — the highly questionable research firm that produced the unverified Trump-Russia dossier, according to an exclusive report by Fox News......
    IMO, the "circumstantial" evidence showing she applied for a HAM radio license during the initial buildup and release of the dossier is telling. Using a ham radio would definitely defeat electronic eavesdropping. Not to sound sexist but why would a 60 yr old woman want a ham radio license?? The timing of all that is very curious

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    The FBI and it's leadership wreaks with corruption.
    Which is worse the FBI colluding to interfere with an election or the Russians.

    I am not sure.
    Which is the enemy of Democracy. A sovereign country wanting special favors from America.
    Or the FBI and it's leadership corrupting the election from the inside out.
    I am not sure again.

    What I am pretty sure of is that the FBI is filled with Obama operatives, Democrat operatives if you will. But to be sure operatives that are in defiance of the FBI mission.
    Once the FBI stood as an institution that couldn't be bought.
    But it seems the Democrats have made the purchase.

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    Washington Post Profile Of Fusion GPS Downplays Firm’s Shady Russian Connections
    Did the Washington Post omit significant information about the people behind both the Russian dossier and the Clinton campaign's opposition research?


    The Post lets on that it’s not pulling any punches. Fusion GPS, the paper acknowledges, “has at times used hardball tactics.” They paid ex-journalists who may have misrepresented themselves as journalists. Simpson’s firm dissuaded some former Journal colleagues from writing a tough piece about their clients.One local politician targeted by Fusion GPS says they were all about “dirty politics and misinformation.” After all, these purveyors of “journalism for rent,” as Simpson brands his work, never said they weren’t interested in making money. Journalism is the new Wild West and the Post concludes that these guns for hire are among the best there is. “The Post’s review,” claims the Post, “represents the most comprehensive look at the firm’s work.”

    Hardly. It makes no mention of some of the outfit’s more notorious, and widely reported, projects—work that shows a very different side to the charming, albeit hard-charging, rogues profiled in the Post. Fusion GPS spearheaded the campaign to undo the Magnitsky Act, American legislation imposing sanctions on Russian officials and other figures close to Vladimir Putin. Their work featured a smear campaign against the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act, financier William Browder.

    “I am surprised that the profile of Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson failed to mention my allegations that Simpson violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act rules, which I testified about at the senate Judiciary Committee in July,” Browder told me. “Nor did it mention his work for Natalia Veselnitskya trying to repeal the Magnitsky Act.”

    Maybe the Post thought that those details would have been too difficult for its readers to square. You mean, Fusion GPS did pro-Kremlin work? What about its storied reputation for having exposed Trump’s ties to Russia? And what about Natalia Veselnitskaya? Isn’t she the Russian lawyer whose meeting with Donald Trump Jr. is the smoking gun proving that the Trump campaign was masterminded in Moscow? So now you’re telling me that Veselniytskaya and the Fusion GPS team were on the same side, trying to undermine the US sanctions that the dossier said Trump was going to relieve? Gee, maybe I have to rethink Russiagate… The fear of that happening is one reason the Post omitted significant facts.

    “It’s as if Fusion GPS gave the Washington Post a dossier on the hard-working and wholesome researchers working at Fusion GPS,” says Thor Halvorssen, a human rights activist who was targeted by a Fusion GPS smear campaign on behalf of corrupt Venezuelan businessmen. “The Post ignored some of Fusion GPS’s worst excesses, including the scorched earth tactics they used against a journalist in London who was whistleblowing corruption in Venezuela, Alek Boyd. Fusion GPS planted stories that he was a rapist and pedophile.”
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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