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.

Pelosi: “The Attorney General must resign”

President Donald Trump allowed the Deep State to take out General Michael Flynn. He can’t allow the enemy to take out the best qualified man in the country to enforce the law. Jeff Sessions must be fully supported by Trump and the entire Republican party.

As reported here previously, pedophiles nationwide have been rounded up at an exceptionally high rate since the Trump presidency began. I believe that Jeff Sessions has been behind it and I further believe that he knows where the #pedogate and #pizzagate skeletons are buried. The D.C. pedophiles and other assorted corrupt devils are trying to pull a fast one by getting Jeff out of office ASAP.

The following explains that there is no smoking gun and no perjury or other crime by AG Sessions.

Trump must remember: Weakness only encourages the enemy.

Zerohedge

It took minutes, not hours, for top congressional Democrats to call on Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign on Wednesday evening after the WaPo reported that he had allegedly met with the Russian ambassador in the months before the election, meetings that Sessions did not disclose during his confirmation hearings.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) led the effort late on Wednesday night, accusing Sessions of “lying under oath” during confirmation proceedings about his contacts with the Russians.

“Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearing before the Senate. Under penalty of perjury, he told the Senate Judiciary Committee, ‘I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.’ We now know that statement is false,” Pelosi said in a statement. She then added that “The Attorney General must resign. There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the Trump political, personal and financial connections to the Russians.”

Responding to the WaPo report, in a statement issued early on Thursday morning, Sessions said, “I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign. I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.”

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Take Down Trump: Valerie Jarrett Moves into Obama Home as He Signs $65 Million Book Deal

TWEEDLEDEE, TWEEDLEDUMB, AND THE TRANNY.

Hillary Clinton is not the only Democrat plotting the overthrow of President Donald Trump by any means necessary. A few miles from the White House, the Obama residence has become the nerve center for his operation to destroy Trump.

I call it treason.

Excerpt from the Daily Mail

Barack Obama is turning his new home in the posh Kalorama section of the nation’s capital – just two miles away from the White House – into the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against his successor, President Donald J. Trump.

Obama’s goal, according to a close family friend, is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment.

And Obama is being aided in his political crusade by his longtime consigliere, Valerie Jarrett, who has moved into the 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million Kaloroma mansion with the former president and Michelle Obama, long time best friends.

Jarrett played a vital – if at times low-key – role in the Obama presidency. She lived in the White House, dined with the Obamas, and help shape his domestic and foreign policies.

Meanwhile, if you were worried about the Obama finances, worry no longer.

Excerpt from Slate

When the Financial Times published a report this week claiming that Barack and Michelle Obama had signed a two-book contract with Penguin Random House for $65 million, eyebrows across the publishing industry moved discreetly upwards. The exact amount of the heftiest book advances are not, as a rule, made public, and the individuals who passed this information on to the Financial Times are identified in that publication only as “people briefed on the auction.” That could mean anything from an employee of PRH to an editor from a competing house repeating something he was told by the agent who called to inform him that he’d lost his bid on the books. If the Obamas really did receive $65 million, it could make theirs the largest book advance ever paid, but skepticism about that number seems widespread.

Could any single book possibly be worth half of that sum? (According to “a publishing official with knowledge of the negotiations” who spoke to Vox, the former president’s book will be a memoir of his years in office while Michelle Obama will write “an inspirational work for young people that will draw upon her life story;” the joint advance might very well not be evenly divided between the two.) The key factor in this deal is the sale of worldwide rights by the Obamas to a company with divisions across the globe, each one of which will have anted up their portion of the total. With international sales, the Obamas’ books could easily sell 5 to 10 million copies, enough to provide a profit for their publisher even if they receive advances of $25 million or even $30 million.

Obama ain’t the brains of this outfit. He ain’t gonna write the book. He ain’t gonna be no leader trying to oust President Trump from the Oval Office.

Obama is the front man in this con. The $65 million deal far outstrips the $10 paid to George W. Bush for his book. One of the commenters at the Daily Mail, which also carried the story of the book deal, calls it money laundering. That’s a good way to put it.

While the anti-Trump machine chugs along, Obama will step forward from time to time to make damning statements about Trump. The rest of the time he’ll be on vacation and playing golf.

He’s lazy. He couldn’t lead his ass out of a paper bag. Valerie Jarrett is his handler. Soros or someone we don’t know about is funding the whole operation. Whoever that person is, he’s surely a member of the (((tribe.)))

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.

Report: Trump’s lawyer hand-delivered Michael Flynn a secret plan to lift sanctions on Russia implicating Trump in TREASON

FELIX SATER, ALLEGED MAFIA. THEY LEFT OUT THE WORD “JEWISH.”

[Note: This post was prepared early Monday morning. I held it back, waiting to see how things would shake out. It’s still not clear what the fallout will be. I’m posting it with uncertainty still hanging in the air.]

The Internet was very busy Sunday night, implicating American president Donald Trump in pedophilia (via his association with MILO Yiannopoulas) and in treason via his association with General Michael Flynn. I have separate posts on MILO. This one is about allegations relating to Trump’s Jewish lawyer and General Flynn–allegations sparking renewed calls for Trump’s removal from office.

This story also links Trump to the Mafia. National Vanguard dishes the info on Trump’s Jewish associates Felix Sater and Michael Cohen, who are at the center of this contrived controversy..

Business Insider

Trump Organization lawyer Michel Cohen hand-delivered a “peace” plan for Russia and Ukraine to former national security adviser Michael Flynn before Flynn was asked to resign, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

The plan, which involved lifting sanctions on Russia, was drafted by Cohen — a close confidante of President Donald Trump who has served as his organization’s special counsel since 2007 — and Felix Sater, a Russian-American real estate developer who has helped the Trump Organization scout deals in Russia.

Sater, a businessman formerly linked with the Mafia who has boasted of his “relationship with Trump,” told the Washington Post last May that he “handled all of the negotiations” for the Trump Organization’s dealings in Russia in the mid-2000’s.

Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii V. Artemenko, who met with Trump’s campaign team during the election, was also involved in drafting the proposal. Artemenko told the Times he had evidence of Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko’s corruption that could lead to his ouster.

Poroshenko has been locked in a war with pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine since he took power in 2014, and is considered more friendly to the West than his ousted predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych’s political rise was heavily aided by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Cohen, Sater, and Artemek met in a hotel lobby on Park Avenue in Manhattan in late January to draw up the proposal, the Times said, which Cohen claimed was aimed at “bringing about peace” between Ukraine and Russia. Violence flared up in eastern Ukraine last month between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russia separatists, in what amounted to the worst fighting in nearly a year.

Cohen said he has not discussed the plan with Trump directly, and is waiting to see how Trump’s new national security adviser — who has yet to be named — will address it. Trump has suggested he would be open to lifting sanctions on Russia if Moscow proved a useful ally in fighting terrorism.

“If you get along and if Russia is really helping us,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal last month, “why would anybody have sanctions if somebody’s doing some really great things?”

Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, was named in the explosive, unsubstantiated dossier presented by top US intelligence officials to Trump and senior lawmakers last month that has increased scrutiny of his presidential campaign’s ties to Russia.

The memos, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele for an opposition research firm in Washington, DC, said that Cohen was part of the “ongoing secret liaison relationship between the New York tycoon’s campaign and the Russian leadership,” and that he met secretly with Kremlin officials in Prague in August 2016.

Cohen, whose wife is Ukrainian, insisted shortly after the dossier was published that he was in California at the time of the alleged meeting, and that he had never been to Prague.

The FBI is currently reviewing the allegations made in the dossier, and is pursuing three separate investigations into Russian hacking that targeted prominent Democrats during the US election. The intelligence community is also examining phone calls made between Trump associates and Russian officials throughout the campaign.

As this post is being composed early Monday morning before the start of the business day, no official Washington responses are yet available to analyze. However, Twitter exploded (it always explodes) in rage against Trump’s “treason.”

The correct way to view these far left Tweets and many others is to recognize that the (((Deep State))) is fighting for its existence. If the treason that those folks have done sees the light of day, they will be the ones in prison, not Donald Trump.

Piers Morgan: Media fueling ‘crazy hysteria’ against Trump

When Piers Morgan was with CNN, he was the leftist loon you loved to hate. Now, he makes sense, at least when he talks about Donald Trump and America.

Less than 5 minutes.

Published on Feb 15, 2017

DailyMail.com editor-at-large speaks out on ‘Hannity’

CIA Broke the Law to Force Out General Flynn as Trump Faces Removal from Office

HISTORY. MARCONI-STILLE TAPE RECORDER.

The (((Deep State))) taped General Michael Flynn speaking to the Russian Ambassdor and then leaked the tape, setting the stage for a scandal and the resignation of the General.

The Flynn/Trump narrative is “setting,” the way that liquid jello sets into a semisolid after it’s put in the refrigerator for a while.

The MSM story is that traitor Trump used General Flynn to be his go-between to Russia, setting up some sort of deal that would make Trump richer or otherwise be at the service of his controller, Vladimir Putin.

Treason would be an impeachable offense.

Those who secretly taped Flynn are heroes to the MSM, saving America from being sold out to Russia.

That’s the story in a nutshell. And you should be greatful because otherwise there would be Russian troops sitting in your living room next month.

Excerpt from American Thinker

Make no mistake: we have just witnessed an operation by members of the CIA to take out a high official of our own government. An agency widely believed to have brought down democratically elected governments overseas is now practicing the same dark arts in domestic American politics. Almost certainly, its new head, Mike Pompeo, was not consulted.

Senator Chuck Schumer, of all people, laid out on January 2 what was going to happen to the Trump administration if it dared take on the deep state – the permanent bureaucracy that has contempt for the will of the voters and feels entitled to run the government for its own benefit:

New Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump is “being really dumb” by taking on the intelligence community and its assessments on Russia’s cyber activities.

“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

“So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.”

Or, as the old rueful saying has it, “you’ve got to go along to get along.” This means that we the people had better acknowledge that the bureaucrats have turned into our masters, and the old expression “public servant” is as ironic as anything Orwell came up with. Schumer knows this and likes it, because the deep state wants a bigger, more powerful government, just as he does.

Note that the law was broken by whoever leaked the transcripts to the media. Not only is the crime underlying the “scandal” being ignored, but the criminals are being hailed. On Morning Joe’s first hour today, the host, a former congressman (i.e., a lawmaker) himself, called the leakers “heroes.”

The entire “scandal” is based on innuendo. Flynn tripped over his own feet by misinforming Vice President Pence on the nature of his call and allowing the veep to issue a too sweeping denial of any discussion. If Flynn had said in his conversation with the Russian ambassador that we will discuss the sanctions after Trump takes office, he might well have told Pence that they did not discuss the sanctions. And the CIA leakers could have used the appearance of the word “sanctions” in their transcript to brand Pence a liar. We don’t know, and for some reason, nobody is gaining access to the actual transcripts so that we may see the content. Perhaps the congressional investigations to come will gain access. But Flynn is now gone, and media memes have been firmly planted in the public mind.

The Flynn Affair is a huge scandal, all right. But the media are misdirecting our attention toward the lesser dimension while they studiously ignore the real threat to our democracy.

Backstabbing weakling Chief of Staff Reince Priebus needs to go.