Comey Investigation of Hillary Clinton Total Fraud: Lock Them Both Up

Corrupt CNN is protecting former FBI Director James Comey today by omitting the timeline for when Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton in private before going public. Apparently, it was MANY MONTHS before interviewing witnesses that Comey sat down and drafted an exoneration of Hillary Clinton.

CNN

Former FBI Director James Comey drafted a statement exonerating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for running her government emails through a private email server before completing the investigation, according to two Republican senators.

Comey prepared the draft exoneration for Clinton before conducting interviews with top Clinton aides who were offered immunity for their cooperation, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday in a joint statement, citing transcripts of interviews with former Comey aides obtained by the Senate judiciary committee.

Comey would go on to announce in July 2016 that the FBI would not recommend charges against Clinton — although he sharply chastised her decision to conduct State Department business through a private email server.

“Conclusion first, fact-gathering second — that’s no way to run an investigation. The FBI should be held to a higher standard than that, especially in a matter of such great public interest and controversy,” Grassley and Graham wrote in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray seeking more information — including all drafts of Comey’s final statement on Clinton’s emails by September 13.

None of the committee’s Democrats signed onto the request.

President Donald Trump commented on the senators’ statement Friday morning: “Wow, looks like James Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton long before the investigation was over…and so much more. A rigged system!” he tweeted.

Earlier this year, Comey testified before Congress that his decision to make the public announcement in July — something that rarely happens when investigators decide not to pursue charges — came because of political pressure he said he felt from Attorney General Loretta Lynch to downplay the investigation.

The transcripts released to the Senate judiciary committee come from interviews of FBI aides to Comey, conducted as part of a personnel investigation of him by the Office of Special Counsel (which is unrelated to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.)

In one exchange from the redacted transcripts, an unidentified FBI aide says that Comey first wrote a draft of the July statement in May 2016.

“There were many iterations, at some point, there were many iterations of the draft that circulated,” the unidentified aide said.
The FBI has not responded to CNN’s request for information.

A person familiar with the matter pushed back on the notion that Comey had already reached a conclusion that affected the investigation.

The person said back in spring 2016, agents and Justice Department officials were talking about how the investigation would end and there was a belief that the evidence was going in a direction to not support bringing charges. This individual said by April 2016 the FBI had reviewed most of the evidence and didn’t find evidence suggesting that Clinton had violated federal law. The person said the FBI wanted to interview her but didn’t believe it was going to change the outcome.

The source also said Comey was not involved in the day-to-day steps of the investigation, so even if he reached a conclusion it wouldn’t have affected the result of the investigation.

A second person familiar with the matter told CNN that Comey had not already made up his mind, and that it did not influence the investigation. The second source says the FBI had already reviewed much of the evidence by spring and it was becoming more clear that it was not likely to support bringing charges.

Comey’s handling of the Clinton email case has been a rare instance of Washington of successfully ticking off Republicans and Democrats almost across the board, although for very different reasons. Republicans accused Comey of going soft on Clinton, while Democrats blasted him for later resurrecting the issue with just days left in the 2016 election.

Comey, in testimony before the Senate judiciary committee this past May, said he felt “nauseous” at the thought of having swayed the election.

Roughly a week later, Trump fired Comey.

Never forget that when Trump fired Comey that Democrats and the media beat the drums for Trump’s impeachment.

The swamp is being drained. Let’s petition Congress to lock up Comey for fraud and dereliction of duty. He made himself an accessory after the fact to Hillary Clinton’s criminal activities. Comey was sold to the American people as a straight arrow. We were lied to.

Trump Accuses Hillary Of “Colluding” With Democrats “To Beat Crazy Bernie Sanders”

Haha. Great new stuff from the Donald. He’s coined a new nickname to go with Little Marco, Low Energy Jeb, and Crooked Hillary: CRAZY BERNIE.

Zerohedge

It is Sunday morning, and Trump celebrated the start of the new week with a tweet at exactly 8 am EDT in which the president lashed out against both Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party, accusing them of colluding to “beat Crazy Bernie Sanders.”

“Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party in order to beat Crazy Bernie Sanders. Is she allowed to so collude? Unfair to Bernie!” Trump said.

Trump is referring to the disclosures that emerged last summer when it was revealed by email leaks from hacker Guccifer 2.0 that the DNC had colluded with the Clinton campaign to prevent Bernie from winning the Democratic primary.

It’s not the first time Trump has accused the Democrats of cheating Sanders out of the nomination, although today’s tweet comes amid probes ongoing probes into Russian meddling into the presidential election and possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Moscow.

In an interview airing Sunday on Fox and Friends Weekend, Trump blasted Barack Obama over Russia’s interference, accusing Obama of doing “nothing” before the election.

“Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it. But nobody wants to talk about that,” Trump said in an interview airing in full Sunday on “Fox and Friends Weekend.”

“The CIA gave him information on Russia a long time before they even — before the election. And I hardly see it. It’s an amazing thing,” Trump continued. “In other words, the question is, if he had the information, why didn’t he do something about it? He should have done something about it. But you don’t read that. It’s quite sad,” Trump said.

On Saturday evening, Trump mused some more on this topic when he tweeted that “Obama Administration official said they “choked” when it came to acting on Russian meddling of election. They didn’t want to hurt Hillary?”

Sensing a shift in sentiment – as reported yesterday, angry grassroots Democrats are increasingly turning on leaders such as Obama, Pelosi, Schumer with demands that they “talk less about Russia” and focus on core economic issues instead. Needless to say, nothing could make Trump happier than to put the Russian scandal in the past, especially if he can do it while redirecting attention to his arch-nemesis, Hillary Clinton.

As for Bernie Sanders, we doubt he will care much about what Trump has to say. As reported yesterday, the Vermont senator and his wife, who are now under investigation for bank fraud, have far bigger problems on their heads than a Trump tweet.

There are always lots of good comments at Zerohedge. This one caught my eye, from alt-right girl:

Trump has his hands tied while his departments are still filled with Obama leftovers.

And the Dems are blocking all nominations to keep controlling those departments.

But is good that he slowly calls out Sanders for what he is: a crazy old j00.

If it were up to him would be neck deep in gibsmedats right now.

Instead, Trump Wants Immigrants Off Welfare During Their First 5 Years

Breaking! Sheriff David Clarke Backs Out of Homeland Security Job

There’s more to this story than we’re being told now. The truth will come out eventually.

Sheriff Clarke could have been a big help in draining the swamp. Some RINO in his inner circle probably advised President Trump that Clarke was too controversial to serve in Homeland Security. Alternatively, Clarke may have skeletons in his closet that we don’t know about.

Reuters

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, an African-American who became a staunch critic of the Black Lives Matter movement and a supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has withdrawn his acceptance for a job as assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. newspapers reported on Saturday.

Clarke notified Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on Friday of his decision, Craig Peterson, an adviser to Clarke, said in a statement, according to the Washington Post and other newspapers.

“Sheriff Clarke is 100 percent committed to the success of President Trump and believes his skills could be better utilized to promote the president’s agenda in a more aggressive role,” the newspapers quoted Peterson as saying.

Neither the agency nor Clarke’s office immediately responded to requests for comment.

Clarke’s decision comes a month after he told radio station WISN in Milwaukee that he would leave his post as sheriff in June to join the Department of Homeland Security.

At the time, a spokeswoman for the agency said no announcement on Clarke had been made.

President Trump and Clarke met in Wisconsin on Tuesday and discussed other roles in which Clarke could help advance Trump’s agenda, the Washington Post reported, citing Peterson.

The Department of Homeland Security – created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and the Pentagon – includes agencies that handle customs, border protection and immigration, the Coast Guard, the Transportation Security Administration and the Secret Service.

Clarke has come under fire for comments he has made about the Black Lives Matter movement, which grew out of protests over a number of police killings of unarmed black men in various parts of the United States.

Clarke has labeled members of the movement “subhuman creeps” and called for its eradication.

Clarke spoke in support of Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last July.

Critics have faulted Clarke for his management of a Milwaukee County jail where a mentally ill man died in 2016 of dehydration. An inquest jury recommended that seven employees of the jail be criminally charged.

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California called Clarke’s appointment “a disgrace.”

Kamala Harris, an obnoxious black radical, is being widely touted as the Democrat party’s presidential nominee in 2020. To her, everything reasonable relating to law enforcement is a disgrace. Her opinions are less than worthless.

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Releases Statement Warning Against Fake News

Haha. This is great stuff here.

CNN, famously called out as fake news by President Trump, posts a story denigrating Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s advice to the public to be very skeptical of fake news.

Rosenstein seems to flip flop back and forth between undermining President Trump and helping him.

This statement could have been written by Trump, it’s so Trump-like.

CNN

Washington (CNN)Late Thursday night, seemingly unprompted, deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — he of the James Comey firing memo and the appointment of Bob Mueller as special counsel in the Russia investigation — put out a very odd statement on just how terrible anonymously-sourced stories are.

Here it is in its entirety:

“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country – let alone the branch or agency of government – with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-standing policy to neither confirm or deny such allegations.”

Er, what?

This statement is 62 words long but it really could have been just two: “Fake news.”

Rosenstein, according to CNN’s Evan Perez, was not asked by the White House to release the statement. But it comes directly from President Trump’s playbook: An attempt to discredit any negative stories that rely on anonymous sourcing.

A quick word on that: Anonymous sourcing is not ideal. As a reporter, you always try to get people to attach their names to pieces of information or quotes they are providing you. But that isn’t always possible — particularly when you are dealing with negative information about the President of the United States, like, say, that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice. Anonymous sourcing is an imperfect tool but one that has helped expose all sorts of important stories over the decades.

Trump seemed to take a swipe at Rosenstein — anonymous leak statement notwithstanding — in a Friday morning tweet. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt,” Trump tweeted.

The Rosenstein statement isn’t just strange because it seemingly came out of nowhere. (My guess is what prompted it was back-to-back Washington Post stories on Wednesday and Thursday about the obstruction of justice investigation and the fact that Jared Kushner’s finances are now part of the special counsel investigation.)

The oddest part of it is when Rosenstein warns people to be skeptical of anonymous sources “particularly when they do not identify the country … with which these alleged sources supposedly are affiliated.”

Unless I am misunderstanding Rosenstein, what he is suggesting is that some of the stories that have been written of late using anonymous sources rely on officials from foreign countries who might have ulterior motives — like undermining Trump — when they decide to share information. I suppose that’s technically possible but seems very, very far-fetched to me. (Following Rosenstein’s statement, the Post noted “US officials” had told them about the investigation into Kushner’s finances.)

If Rosenstein suspects that sort of disinformation campaign from a foreign government, I think he should tell us more about it as soon as possible. As in, if a foreign government is actively leaking information about the Russia investigation to US reporters for the express purpose of disrupting Trump’s presidency, that’s a pretty big damn deal. Right?

The rest of his statement is the standard sort of stuff that comes out of the Trump White House regarding anonymous leaking. “Caution” is necessary. “Skeptical” is the right view Americans should take. And so on and so forth.

The message from Rosenstein — while oddly timed — is clear: A lot of the stuff you see on TV or read in the papers attributed to anonymous sources is wrong. And the leakers likely have nefarious motives — and might even be from foreign countries!

That Rosenstein put out a statement at all is weird. That it was this statement is even weirder.

Styx advises getting your news from alternative sources on the Internet. He also explains how fake news is damaging to society.

Thousands of swamp creatures have a motive to leak false info to damage Trump. The press has a motive to publish that false information. Rosenstein did good this time.

Drain the swamp, President Trump!

Trump Blocks Stephen King on Twitter

When MILO “abused” Negro actress Leslie Jones on Twitter, he was banned totally from the social media platform. Liberals cheered.

Now, liberals are going after Trump because he doesn’t care to read abusive Tweets. Trump didn’t get any Tweeters banned. He just blocked them from following him. That’s no big deal, but the media is running with this story today to make the nation’s elected leader out to be a monster.

Why, if Trump can block someone on Twitter, the next thing you know is that he’ll be sending storm troopers into newspaper offices to wreck the presses and arrest the editors.

The Australian

Horror author Stephen King has revealed US President Donald Trump has blocked him on Twitter.

The writer joked he “may have to kill myself” after his repeated criticism of the US leader led to Trump taking action on the social media site.

King regularly hits out at Trump on Twitter.

On Tuesday, hours before he revealed he had been blocked, he wrote: “Trump’s cabinet offers a postgraduate-level course in ass-kissing.”

In February he said he “screws up” America’s relationship with Australia and called the Republican “an impulsive, bad-tempered idiot”.

Last week he posted: “Our idiotic president seems to have confused what’s ‘politically correct’ with what is ‘unconstitutional’.”

Lawyers for two Twitter users sent the White House a letter last week demanding they be un-blocked from the @realDonaldTrump account.

Time followed up this story by reporting that author J. K. Rowling (of Harry Potter fame) has offered to send Trump’s Tweets to King. Time also reports that the left is claiming that Trump has no legal right to block anyone from reading a presidential statement.

All of this nonsense reporting is intended to delegitimize the Trump presidency and make it impossible for him to drain the swamp.

14 Leftist Scum Arrested at Portland Trump Free Speech Rally

PORTLAND ANTIFA.

Portland, Oregon police were pelted with objects by leftists protesting a Donald Trump free speech rally on Sunday.

The police were present to keep the leftist antifa from clashing with Trump supporters. No Trump supporters or officers were reported hurt by the violence initiated by the left.

Salt-of-the-earth Americans who support President Trump just want to be left alone to enjoy each other’s company at rallies like the Sunday event, but the left has repeatedly disrupted these events in the past.

CNN

Portland, Oregon (CNN)At least 14 people were arrested on Sunday amid competing protests in Portland, Oregon, over a tangled web of emotions to arise from a deadly commuter train stabbing in May.

Hundreds of supporters of US President Donald Trump converged on Terry D. Schrunk Plaza for an event billed as a “Trump Free Speech” rally. They were slightly outnumbered by a mixed assemblage of counterprotesters across the street who viewed the free speech rally as an implicit endorsement of racism given its close timing to the racially charged stabbing.

The groups were separated by a wall of officers, heavily armed and wearing protective body armor, from local and federal police agencies.

What began as a tense exchange of name-calling and profane insults took a turn when counterdemonstrators began throwing glass bottles, bricks and balloons of “foul-smelling liquid” at officers, Portland police said. Officers used pepper spray to push back the counterdemonstrators and closed the park where they had gathered, threatening to arrest anyone who remained.

Portland police did not indicate which side those arrested belonged to. CNN crews on the scene observed that most of the arrests were concentrated in the area of counterdemonstrators.

Three of the 14 arrested were given citations by federal officers and released, according to a statement from the Portland police department.

Of the other 11, most face charges of disorderly conduct, police said. Other charges against various protesters included carrying a concealed weapon, interfering with a peace officer and harassment, the police statement said.

The rallies came in the wake of the stabbing deaths on May 26 of Ricky Best, 53, and Taliesin Namkai-Meche, 23, as they tried to defend two Muslim women from what police described as a barrage of hate speech.

Suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian raised the free speech issue in his arraignment last week.

“Get out if you don’t like free speech!” he shouted as he entered the courtroom on Tuesday. “You call it terrorism; I call it patriotism. Die.”

Anti-facists have become a recurring presence at events testing the limits of free speech. They were blamed for riots that led to the cancellation of conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos’ scheduled talk at The University of California, Berkeley, and have shown up at events featuring Ann Coulter.

They tend to equate such events with fascism and Nazis, messaging that was evident in signs declaring “No more Nazis.”

On each side Sunday, protesters carried signs reflecting a variety of causes. Counterdemonstrators chanted expletive-ridden slogans denouncing Trump. They carried signs proclaiming “Supporters of Trump are traitors to America” and “Freedom ends where harm begins.”

Across the street, Trump supporters waved “Make America Great Again” signs and wore the corresponding red hats.

In addition to the arrests, a large pickup truck flying two large American flags cruised past hundreds of anti-fascist protesters and honked its horn. Several people in the group ran up to the truck and ripped out the flags, bringing them into the crowd as others applauded. Others threw multiple large water bottles, sticks and other projectiles at the truck, which then sped away.

PATRIOTIC AMERICANS SHOWED SUPPORT FOR THEIR PRESIDENT.

Trump Plans to Disband Antiwhite Labor Department Affirmative Action Group

Trump isn’t sucking up to blacks and browns.

Oh my God!

The world will come to an end.

Or maybe the work will get done cheaper, better, and faster without the black and brown undertow screwing it up.

MAGA! Making America Great Again!

Excerpt from Washington Post via Press-Herald

The Trump administration is planning to disband the Labor Department division that has policed discrimination among federal contractors for four decades, according to the White House’s newly proposed budget, part of wider efforts to rein in government programs that promote civil rights.

As outlined in Labor’s fiscal year 2018 plan, the move would fold the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, now home to 600 employees, into another government agency in the name of cost-cutting.

The proposal to dismantle the compliance office comes at a time when the Trump administration is reducing the role of the federal government in fighting discrimination and protecting minorities by cutting budgets, dissolving programs and appointing officials unsympathetic to previous practices.

The new leadership at the Environmental Protection Agency, for instance, has proposed eliminating its environmental justice program, which addresses pollution that poses health threats specifically concentrated in minority communities. The program, in part, offers money and technical help to residents who are confronted with local hazards such as leaking oil tanks or emissions from chemical plants.

Under President Trump’s proposed budget, the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights – which has investigated thousands of complaints of discrimination in school districts across the country and set new standards for how colleges should respond to allegations of sexual assault and harassment – would also see significant staffing cuts. Administration officials acknowledge in budget documents that the civil rights office will have to scale back the number of investigations it conducts and limit travel to school districts to carry out its work.

And the administration has reversed several steps taken under President Obama to address LGBT concerns. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, for example, has revoked a rule ensuring that transgender people can stay at sex-segregated shelters of their choice, and the Department of Health and Human Services has removed a question about sexual orientation from two surveys of elderly Americans about services offered or funded by the government.

UNDOING OBAMA’S WORK

The efforts to reduce the federal profile on civil rights reflects the consensus view within the Trump administration that Obama officials exceeded their authority in policing discrimination on the state and local level, sometimes pressuring targets of government scrutiny to adopt policies that were not warranted.

Administration officials made clear in the initial weeks of Trump’s presidency they would break with the civil rights policies of his predecessor. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of agreements to reform police departments, signaling his skepticism of efforts to curb civil rights abuses by law enforcement officers. His Justice Department, meantime, stopped challenging a controversial Texas voter identification law and joined with the Education Department in withdrawing federal guidance allowing transgender students to use school bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity.

While these decisions have been roundly criticized by liberal activists, administration officials said civil rights remains a priority for the Trump White House.

Equal opportunity for whites? It hasn’t existed in my adult lifetime.

I had to get by on my white privilege.