Sputnik News has Mined Yesterday’s Congressional Hearings on “Russian Spying” for the Most Insane Statements and It’s an Eye Opener

FILE PHOTO, FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY.

Russia’s Sputnik News found an even dozen insane moments during FBI director James Comey’s testimony before Congress yesterday.

Forget the mainstream media’s kosher approved narrative bashing President Trump. Sputnik reveals some very surreal moments in an out-of-control process that the MSM is ignoring.

This excerpt from the article covers points 2, 3, 5, and 6.

Excerpt from Sputnik News

2. The FBI admits that there is an active investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible links to Russia, despite the fact that it was the Podesta group that was actively lobbying on behalf of Russian entities, and that the Clinton campaign was openly collecting contributions from wealthy Russian donors, such as Roman Abramovich’s wife Darya Zhukova.

“I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts,” FBI Director James Comey told the hearing. “As with any counterintelligence investigation, this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.”

3. Both Comey and National Security Agency Director Admiral Michael Rogers admit that Russia did not influence voting process in the US, shortly after Comey confirmed that there is still an active investigation.

You would think that would be the end of the investigation? Nope!

5. Neither Comey nor Rogers could confirm Trump’s claim that his New York City tower was wiretapped during his presidential campaign.

Rogers added that it would be illegal for the NSA to ask the British GCHQ to wiretap any US citizen. Despite this claim, we learned from the Snowden revelations that GCHQ was actively wiretapping US citizens and handing it over to the American agency. Not only do they practice this, they boast about it when they supply the US with valuable intelligence information.

In 2013, the Guardian published GCHQ documents that showed that British intelligence had supplied “unique contributions” to the US during an investigation of the American citizen responsible for an attempted car bomb attack in Times Square, New York City, in 2010.

6. Schiff falsely accused Trump’s former advisor Roger Stone of having inside knowledge of upcoming Clinton revelations, despite the fact that WikiLeaks were actively and publicly promoting the upcoming leaks.

“In the weeks that follow, Stone shows a remarkable prescience: ‘I have total confidence that @wikileaks and my hero Julian Assange will educate the American people soon. #Lockherup. ‘Payload coming,’ he predicts, and two days later, it does,” Schiff said. “Wikileaks releases its first batch of Podesta emails. The release of John Podesta’s emails would then continue on a daily basis up to election day.”

WikiLeaks had been very publicly promoting an upcoming dump for some time prior to Stone’s tweet.

Meanwhile, in what seems to be a “screw you” gesture to Comey and company, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is going to Russia according to this Reuters report.

“Donald Trump’s Administration is making a grave error that will shake the confidence of America’s most important alliance and feed the concern that this Administration simply too cozy with (Russian President) Vladimir Putin,” Engel said in a written statement.

“I cannot fathom why the Administration would pursue this course except to signal a change in American foreign policy that draws our country away from western democracy’s most important institutions and aligns the United States more closely with the autocratic regime in the Kremlin,” he added.

A former U.S. official echoed the view.

“It feeds this narrative that somehow the Trump administration is playing footsie with Russia,” said the former U.S. official on condition of anonymity.

Even Liberals are Mocking Rachel Maddow, Boy Reporter’s, Big Trump Tax Scoop

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow teased the world with a big scoop on Tuesday.

She had the Donald’s tax returns and boy was the story going to blow you away!

With eager anticipation, the world tuned in.

It was a bust.

The boy reporter’s big scoop? In 2005 Donald Trump made money and paid taxes on his income.

The liberal sewer rats at Slate framed the story this way:

Slate

Rachel Maddow Turned a Scoop on Donald Trump’s Taxes Into a Cynical, Self-Defeating Spectacle

At 7:36 pm Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow tweeted “BREAKING: We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC. (Seriously),” sending the internet into a frenzy of theorizing. Did Maddow have Donald Trump’s tax returns or just one of the Trumps’ tax returns? Could this be it, the tax return that would bring down the Donald? If this was it, why wasn’t MSNBC cutting into its programming, instead of running a countdown clock to Maddow’s show? By 8:24, Maddow was tweeting that the tax return in question was Donald Trump’s 1040 from 2005. By 8:30, still half an hour before Maddow started airing, the White House had responded to the MSNBC report, saying that Trump had paid $38 million on income of $150 million that year. An hour later, about 20 minutes after The Rachel Maddow Show started, Maddow would confirm these numbers, turning her big scoop about Donald Trump’s long-missing tax returns into a cautionary tale about over-hype. Rachel Maddow, you played yourself—and us too.

“It’s been a little bit of a hullabaloo around here this evening, I apologize for being flustered,” Maddow said at the top of the hour, before confirming that her show had copies of Donald Trump’s federal tax returns, obtained by the reporter David Cay Johnston, to share with her audience. “In just a second we’re going to show you exactly what it is we’ve got,” she said, before launching, instead, into a 20-minute monologue.

The longer Maddow went on, ever deeper into a conspiratorial thicket, the clearer it became that whatever tax returns Maddow had, they weren’t as juicy as the ones she was talking about. If she had anything that damning, she would have shared them from the start. TV is a ratings game, but an entire episode about highly damaging tax returns is just as likely to get you great ratings as milking the possibility that you have highly damaging tax returns, and less likely to get you compared to Geraldo. Maddow even went so far as to hold the tax returns back until after the first commercial break, as if we were watching an episode of The Bachelor and not a matter of national importance—because we weren’t, in fact, watching a matter of national importance, just a cable news show trying to set a ratings record.

After the first break— at which point the tax returns were already available on the internet and glossed by the Daily Beast—Maddow was joined by Johnston, and she began by asking him how he knew Trump hadn’t sent the returns himself. Johnston said that he could have. A few hours after Maddow finished airing, this has become a popular conspiracy theory, simply because, if Donald Trump were to share any of his tax returns, the 2005 1040 seems like a good candidate. Trump paid taxes at a rate of around 4 percent, but because of the alternate minimum tax, he also paid an additional $31 million. The form revealed that, rather than not paying taxes and making no money, Trump paid $38 million on $150 million in income. Maddow promised to pull a sordid revelation out of a hat and instead plucked out … Trump’s credibility? Maddow was soon parsing, asking Johnston to explain that Trump is currently trying to do away with the AMT, which, unfair as it may be, still wouldn’t change the amount he paid in 2005.

As the show went on, it became clear that Maddow knew she didn’t quite have the scoop that had been promised. “What would we have to see, what would we hope to get in mail,” she asked Johnston, “if we were going to get to the real meat of Donald Trump’s foreign ties?”—i.e. what would be more meaningful than the tax form that we have? Speaking to Chris Hayes and Johnston, she said, “The story here to me is, a) we have obtained this [tax form], b) that this stuff is obtainable.”

By playing into the network’s loyal liberal audience’s fantasy that there exists a Trump silver bullet, it instead delivered Trump a positive news cycle— the guy pays taxes! Who knew!—

Let’s get the boy reporter kicked off the air and replaced by a real reporter.

HuffPo Calls David Duke’s Tweets about Syria’s Assad “Bizarre”

The elected president of Syria, Bashar Assad, is not a stooge for Israel, which is behind the effort to overthrow him and expand Israeli territory into Syria.

So of course David Duke would praise Assad. So should we all unless we desire to see Israel’s domination of the Middle East be completed.

Excerpt from the Huffington Post

David Duke Heaps Praise On Syrian Dictator In Bizarre Series Of Tweets

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was busy on Twitter this weekend, showing his support for Syrian President Bashar Assad in a string of tweets after weighing in favorably on Iowa Rep. Steve King’s latest xenophobic remarks.

On Sunday night, Duke tweeted a photo of Assad and praised his marriage and apparent love of children.

It’s unclear why Duke tweeted any of this or why he would flatter Assad so overtly. The Syrian regime is reportedly responsible for dropping barrel bombs on civilians across the country and using chemical weapons against its own people.

Duke’s Twitter feed is typically peppered with white supremacist commentary and expressions of support for President Donald Trump. Earlier on Sunday, while others on Twitter condemned King for citing a Dutch white nationalist’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, Duke applauded him.

The Trump campaign took its time disavowing Duke when he supported Trump’s candidacy last year, but eventually came around.

“David Duke is a bad person, who I disavowed on numerous occasions over the years,” Trump said last May on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Trump has yet to make any overtures to Syria himself, but he has asserted that the country’s leader is “much tougher and much smarter” than former President Barack Obama or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Assad has said he’d be open to dialogue with Trump.

Let’s also not forget that Assad is supported by the slandered and smeared president of Russia, Vladimir Putin. The writer of this piece, Willa Frej, Girl Reporter, is a Yale graduate. Surely she understands the dynamics of Middle Eastern politics. I assume that a HuffPo editor gave her a “let’s smear David Duke” assignment, which resulted in this #fakenews.

Now an Obama appointee can name a special prosecutor to investigate Trump and Russia

DANA BOENTE. MAY NAME SPECIAL PROSECUTOR.

Two names are in the news tonight that you may be unfamiliar with. They are Dana Boente and Rod Rosenstein.

Their role in the unfolding drama intended to drive President Trump out of office is made clear by this story.

Business Insider

Now that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from any investigations regarding the 2016 presidential campaigns, the man who gets to decide whether to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate President Donald Trump’s pre-election dealings with Russia is an appointee of Barack Obama.

When the attorney general is recused from an investigation, oversight of that investigation ordinarily falls to the department’s deputy. But currently, there is no deputy attorney general — Sessions is the only Trump nominee who has been confirmed to any position in the Justice Department.

The job of deputy attorney general is currently being done on an acting basis by Dana Boente, the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, who was nominated to that position by Barack Obama.

He is apparently so well known to Sessions’ team that he is referred to in Sessions’ recusal letter as “Dane Boente.”

Despite the misspelling, Sessions’ recusal letter delegates to Boente all functions from which he has recused himself. This includes the attorney general’s power to appoint a special prosecutor in the event that a criminal investigation is warranted and would present a conflict of interest if pursued by Justice Department litigators.

This has happened before: In 2003, when then-Attorney General John Ashcroft recused himself from an investigation into allegations that White House officials intentionally leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, his deputy (fun fact: James Comey) appointed a special prosecutor to pursue the investigation.

Boente likely won’t be acting deputy for much longer. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings next week on confirming US Attorney Rod Rosenstein to that job. Rosenstein was previously nominated to multiple positions, including the position he holds today, by George W. Bush.

ROD ROSENSTEIN. SET TO REPLACE BOENTE.

In theory, if Boente were to appoint a special prosecutor, Rosenstein could fire that prosecutor once confirmed. But obviously, the political optics of firing a special prosecutor would be much more challenging than the optics of declining to name one in the first place. (Just ask Richard Nixon.)

So, will Boente do it? Presumably, that depends on whether he thinks a criminal investigation related to the presidential election is warranted, and whether he thinks it’s a conflict of interest for the department to investigate the president who oversees the department.

Though he is a Democratic appointee to his current job, Boente is a career employee of the Justice Department. The New York Times describes him as liked by Democrats and Republicans and seen as loyal to the department itself.

Before Boente became acting deputy attorney general, he was acting attorney general, a position he obtained when Trump fired then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend his travel ban executive order in court.

Boente loyally pursued the department’s (unsuccessful, to date) defense of the ban. But unlike refusing to defend the ban, appointing a special prosecutor would not represent a breach of the chain of command.

Heavy offers a look at Rod Rosenstein, using its 5 Fast Facts format. His history includes the appointment by George W. Bush to his current job. Interestingly, his appointment by Bush to a judgeship was shot down by Democrats.

One more thing. Although the plotting by the (((Deep State))) to weaken and remove Trump from office runs seems never ending, there is no reason for a special prosecutor. The whole “Russians” story is nonsense. An honest man in Boente or Rosenstein’s position would not appoint a special prosecutor.

Pedogate and The Plot to Delegitimize Trump Explained in 3 Easy Steps

The three easy steps that can be repeated over and over:

When your job has you meeting hundreds or thousands of people a week, who can remember all of them?

Senator Clair McCaskill (Democrat) couldn’t remember either. Isn’t it funny how everyone is denying that they’ve ever met the Russian ambassador. He must be a very forgettable guy.

Why destroy your former colleague Jeff Sessions? He’s honest and he knows what’s up? Pedophiles and payoff money:

Finally, here’s a photo of that very forgettable Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak has been in that job since 2008.

Haha. If I met this guy I’d not forget!

You want perspective? Ann Coulter’s got it. Everyone meets with the Russian ambassador. Jeff was asked if he met the Russians to talk about the Trump campaign. He said “No.”

Breaking! Calls for AG Sessions Resignation for Lying Under Oath About Russian Connections

Hundreds of Tweets per minute are being posted on Twitter in response to the Washington Post’s claim that America’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury during his Congressional confirmation hearings.

Naturally, Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham have stepped up to “demand answers.”

The usual gaggle of leftists on Twitter are joining in he chorus.

Twitter is a leftist sewer where anyone not marching in lockstep is tried, convicted, and hung by the Twitter lynch mobs.

General Flynn was forced out. President Trump should not allow Jeff Sessions to be demonized on the basis of the fake news Washington Post report.

NBC News Using Children for Anti-Trump Propaganda (Mark Dice Video)

The NBC News propaganda machine has truly pulled a vile stunt with their use of children to make anti-Trump propaganda.

Published on Feb 24, 2017

NBC News released a “Dear Mr. President” video consisting of a bunch of clips of kids saying they’re scared of Trump and don’t like his plan to build the wall or fix our illegal immigration problem, in what they’re calling “Letters from the American Children Donald Trump.”

Heh, heh. NBC loses again.