The plaza between St. John’s Church and Lafayette Park was full of people nonviolently protesting police brutality late Monday afternoon when U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops, with the use of tear gas, suddenly started pushing them away for no apparent reason.Continue reading “Peaceful protesters tear-gassed to clear way for Trump church photo-op”
Amid the flurry of details about spying on Michael Flynn, lying to secret courts about Carter Page, leaking classified documents, and more, it’s easy to get lost in the muck. It’s important to stand back, identify the worst abuses, and explain why they matter for American democracy. These abuses didn’t simply follow each other; their targets, goals, and principal players overlapped. Taken together, they represent some of the gravest violations of constitutional norms and legal protections in American history. Whether you are Democrat or Republican, whether you like Donald Trump or loathe him, these violations matter.Continue reading “What the ‘Obamagate’ scandals mean and why they matter”
Whatever happened to the original Michael Flynn interview with the FBI?Continue reading “This is how Mueller’s office avoided turning over the FBI’s original 302 to Michael Flynn’s legal team”
- Former FBI executive says memo shows probe should never have been opened up “in a million years.”
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it received the “electronic communication” (EC) that officially launched the counterintelligence investigation, termed “Crossfire Hurricane,” of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The document, which was written by former FBI official Peter Strzok and was obtained as the result of a Judicial Watch FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) lawsuit against the FBI and DOJ for: “The Electronic Communication that initiated the counterintelligence investigation of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.” (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:19-cv-02743)).Continue reading “Judicial Watch lawsuit forces declassification and release of “Electronic Communication” used to launch Obama Administration’s spy operation on President Trump’s 2016 campaign”
- Newly declassified portions of a key Susan Rice email confirm that Michael Flynn was personally targeted during a January 5 Oval Office meeting with Obama.
House Democrats told the Supreme Court on Monday they need access to secret grand jury materials because they are still investigating President Donald Trump in connection with Russia “collusion” and may want to impeach him, again.Continue reading “House Democrats tell Supreme Court they may impeach Trump again by 2021”
- Recent revelations from the Flynn case fit an emerging, more general pattern of questionable prosecutorial tactics.
- Susan Rice’s bizarre Inauguration Day email about that meeting helps explain the campaign of leaks, lies, and obstruction that followed.