- Flynn collusion ruled out, Steele dossier debunked in January 2017, more than two years before Mueller announced it.
A three-judge appeals court panel has ruled that House Democrats can obtain grand-jury material that was redacted in Robert Mueller’s special counsel report.Continue reading “Lid comes off! Now Dems can see redacted secrets in Mueller report”
Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, thinks the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe began before the agency’s publicly stated July 2016 start date.Continue reading “GOP Rep. Nunes believes FBI probe into Trump campaign began in late 2015, not 2016”
- He tried to meddle in the 2020 election. It’s crazy to say that you have to let him participate in the 2020 election in order to render a verdict on his attempt to cheat in it.
Some presidents have really bad years.Continue reading “Op-Ed: 2019 will be the worst year of Donald Trump’s life”
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) formally introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump on Wednesday that accuses the president of obstructing justice during the federal investigation of Russia’s 2016 election interference.Continue reading “House Democrat files article of impeachment against Trump”
Republicans are beginning to talk of the possibility that President Trump could face impeachment after reports that he pressed ousted FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.Continue reading “First Republicans talk possibility of impeachment for Trump”
Flynn was the first obstacle who had to be overcome. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was the next. The Trump loyalist with a strong Department of Justice background would also need to be briefed on the anti-Trump efforts unless he could be sidelined. Comey admitted that early in Sessions’ tenure, he deliberately hid Russia-related information from Sessions because, “it made little sense to report it to Attorney General Sessions, who we expected would likely recuse himself from involvement in Russia-related investigations.” To secure that recusal, yet another leak was deployed to the Washington Post’s Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller. The leak was intended to tar Sessions as a secret Russian agent and was dramatically spun as “Sessions Spoke Twice To Russian Envoy: Revelation contradicts his testimony at confirmation hearing.” One meeting was in passing and the other was in his function as a United States Senator, but the hysteria was such that the Post authors could get away with suggesting Sessions was too compromised to oversee the Department of Justice’s counterintelligence operations involving Russia. It is perhaps worth noting that the Special Counsel idea was pushed in this article.Continue reading “Timeline: Targeting Sessions”
The strategy to get Flynn fired didn’t immediately work so another leak was deployed to Greg Miller, Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima of the Washington Post. That article, headline “National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say,” was sourced to people who happened to share senior FBI leadership’s views on the Logan Act. This article was also based on criminal leaks of top secret information of phone call intercepts and laid out the FBI’s case for why Flynn’s contacts with a foreign adversary were a problem. The fact that such phone calls are routine, not to mention Flynn’s case that improved relations with Russia in a world where China, North Korea, and Iran were posing increasing threats, never made it into these articles for context.
Source: Mollie Ziegler Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist.
- Kiev officials are scrambling to make amends with the president-elect after quietly working to boost Clinton.