November 19, 2018

MUELLER WILL MEET AGAIN WITH ROGER STONE’S ALLEGED LINK TO WIKILEAKS

Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to meet again with Randy Credico, the New York comedian who was revealed this week as having tipped off Trump confidant Roger Stone to WikiLeaks’ plans to release information that would harm the Clinton campaign.

Credico’s attorney, Martin Stolar, told The Daily Beast that his client will meet with Mueller’s team at some point after Thanksgiving.

Credico testified to Mueller’s grand jury on Sept. 7. He claimed in a CNN interview after his testimony that he told the grand jury that he was not Stone’s source for information about WikiLeaks’ plans to release information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Prosecutors reportedly want to know whether Stone had advance knowledge that WikiLeaks would release emails hacked from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

Stone made several comments on social media leading up to the Oct. 7, 2016, release that indicated he had inside knowledge that WikiLeaks would release information damaging to the campaign.

But Stone insists that he did not know the source or content of the WikiLeaks dump beforehand. He’s claimed for more than a year that Credico provided him with accurate tips that the WikiLeaks’ release would “roil” the Clinton campaign.

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November 15, 2018

BOMBSHELL TEXT MESSAGES SUPPORT ROGER STONE’S CLAIMS ABOUT WIKILEAKS BACKCHANNEL


  • New text messages show that Roger Stone learned about WikiLeaks’ plans to release Clinton-related emails through Randy Credico.
  • The messages, which Stone’s lawyers extracted from an old phone on Wednesday, back up Stone’s claims about how he learned of WikiLeaks’ plans. The messages severely undercut Credico’s denials that he was a source for Stone.
  • Robert Mueller has been investigating whether Stone had advance knowledge of WikiLeaks’ plans to release emails stolen from John Podesta.

Text messages released on Wednesday appear to support Trump confidant Roger Stone’s testimony that a New York radio show host was his source for information about WikiLeaks’ plans to release information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

“Julian Assange has kryptonite on Hillary,” Randy Credico wrote to Stone on Aug. 27, 2016, according to text messages that Stone provided to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“You are not going to drag my name into this are you,” Credico wrote on Sept. 29, 2016, suggesting that he was worried that Stone would identify him as his source for public claims he was making about WikiLeaks’ plans.

“Big news Wednesday,” Credico wrote on Oct. 1, 2016, days before WikiLeaks began releasing emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. “Now pretend u don’t know me.”

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November 14, 2018

MUELLER GRAND JURY WITNESS ACCUSES CLINTON-LINKED PROSECUTOR OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST


  • An associate of Roger Stone who appeared before the Mueller grand jury on Nov. 2 is accusing the special counsel of a conflict of interest.
  • Tyler Nixon says that he was questioned prior to his testimony by Jeannie Rhee, a prosecutor who previously represented Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.
  • Nixon says he finds it “deeply troubling” that Rhee is involved in the investigation, which has recently focused on Stone.

An attorney who appeared as a witness before the Mueller grand jury is accusing the special counsel’s office of a conflict of interest because one of the prosecutors involved in the special counsel’s case has worked for Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

The prosecutor, Jeannie Rhee, has questioned witnesses about Roger Stone, the Trump confidant who is one of the targets of the investigation, numerous sources tell The Daily Caller News Foundation. Rhee questioned Tyler Nixon, an attorney for Stone, just before his grand jury appearance on Nov. 2.

“[Rhee’s involvement] was not disclosed to me prior to my testimony, and I find this to be deeply troubling and certainly Ms. Rhee should be recused or removed from the investigation,” Nixon told TheDCNF.

Recusals related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe became an issue after the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general on Nov. 7.

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November 13, 2018

ROGER STONE: CORSI ‘SQUEEZED HARD’ BY MUELLER BUT REFUSES TO BREAK

Conservative operative Roger Stone believes journalist Jerome Corsi is being unfairly targeted by special counsel Robert Mueller, he told The Daily Caller in a statement.

“Where is the Russian collusion? Where is the Wikileaks collaboration? Where is proof that I knew about the theft or content of John Podesta’s emails or the content or the source of any of the allegedly hacked or stolen e-mails published by Wikileaks?” Stone asked.

Stone’s statement follows Corsi’s revelation that he expects to be indicted by Mueller in the coming days. “I fully anticipate that in the next few days I will be indicted by Mueller for some form or another for giving false information the special counsel or the grand jury,” he revealed in his daily YouTube show, adding, “I had nothing to hide, I feel like I’ve committed no crimes.”

Corsi was a subject of interest to Mueller regarding whether he or Stone had any advanced knowledge of the impending release of emails from Wikileaks during the 2016 presidential campaign. Corsi testified twice to a grand jury in Washington D.C. at the behest of the special counsel’s team.

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November 12, 2018

NADLER: HOUSE DEMS ‘COULD SUBPOENA MUELLER’ IF RUSSIA PROBE IS SHUT DOWN

Robert Mueller could be subpoenaed by Congress if the Trump Justice Department prematurely ends the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference, the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday.

“We could subpoena the final report. We could subpoena Mueller and ask him in front of the committee ‘what was in your final report?'” Democratic New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Nadler will take over as chairman of the House judiciary panel in January.

Nadler and his fellow Democrats have expressed concern that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will stifle Mueller’s investigation, which is reportedly in its final phases. Mueller and his team have reportedly started writing a final report of the investigation, which has lasted 18 months.

Whitaker was appointed acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions was forced to resign on Wednesday. President Donald Trump had for months railed against Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

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November 9, 2018

RUBIO WARNS: DEMS ARE ACTIVELY TRYING TO STEAL THE FLORIDA ELECTION


  • Florida’s Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, head of Broward County’s election board, has repeatedly been accused of misconduct.
  • The Florida governor and Senate races could lie in her hands.
  • A lawyer tied to the Democratic National Committee and Fusion GPS, the group behind the Steele dossier, has now gotten involved in a recount effort.
  • Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Democrats are trying to “change the results” of the election, and a liberal said Snipes belongs in prison.

Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is warning that the fate of his state’s governorship could hang in the hands of Florida’s Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, whom he’s called incompetent for violating state and federal laws. A liberal candidate similarly painted her as incompetent and corrupt.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum initially conceded the Florida race to Republican Ron DeSantis, but backtracked after vote totals changed Thursday, narrowing the gap to less than half a percent in both the gubernatorial and senatorial races. Broward County is often the slowest of the state’s 67 counties to count votes, and its election department has repeatedly been faulted for wrongdoing.

Now, Perkins Coie lawyer Marc Elias has been enlisted in a recount effort. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is retaining Elias, who said it’s “not plausible” that, as Broward statistics suggest, 14,000 people voted in sometimes-obscure state-level races but left the Senate one blank.

Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who, by initial appearances, beat Nelson in a race for Senate, said Elias will use aggressive techniques to “steal” the election.

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November 8, 2018

FILMMAKER BACKED UP ROGER STONE’S CLAIMS IN MUELLER GRAND JURY TESTIMONY


  • Filmmaker David Lugo recently provided the FBI and the special counsel with hundreds of text messages and emails he exchanged with Trump confidant Roger Stone and Randy Credico, the comedian who Stone claims was his intermediary to Julian Assange.
  • Lugo said he testified to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury on Oct. 19 that Credico admitted he was Stone’s back channel.
  • Lugo also testified that Credico threatened him after he began publicly questioning Credico’s denials about being Stone’s conduit to WikiLeaks.

An associate of Roger Stone’s has provided the FBI and the special counsel’s office with more than a year’s worth of emails and text messages he exchanged with the Trump confidant and Randy Credico, the left-wing comedian who Stone claims was his source of information about WikiLeaks’ plans during the 2016 campaign.

Filmmaker David Lugo, who has worked with both Stone and Credico, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that he provided the communications to the FBI during an interview at his home on Oct. 11.

He also appeared before a federal grand jury being used in the special counsel’s investigation on Oct. 19.

Lugo said he testified in support of Stone’s claim that Credico was his conduit of sorts to WikiLeaks. He also testified that Credico made threatening remarks to him over text message and email in what he claims was an intimidation campaign.

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November 7, 2018

EXIT POLLS: MORE THAN HALF OF VOTERS BELIEVE MUELLER PROBE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED

More than half of voters polled at election sites on Tuesday said that they believe the Mueller probe is politically motivated, according to exit polling data compiled by CNN.

Only 40 percent of voters said they approve of the Mueller investigation, which is looking into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Slightly more voters said they disapprove, according to CNN.

Six in 10 Democrats and only two in 10 Republicans support the investigation. Independents were closely divided with 43 percent approving of the investigation and 42 percent disapproving.

Those numbers track closely with NBC News’ exit polling data.

According to NBC, 45 percent of voters said they disapprove of Mueller’s handling of the investigation, which began with an FBI probe on July 31, 2016. Forty-two percent of voters said they approve of Mueller’s handling of the inquiry.

The polling data is a drastic reversal from polls taken in recent months. A poll conducted by ABC News and The Washington Post between Aug. 26-29 found that 63 percent of adults said they approved of Mueller’s investigation. Only 29 percent opposed. 

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November 6, 2018

THESE ARE THE KEY RACES TO WATCH IN THE 2018 MIDTERM ELECTIONS


  • Republicans are expected to pick up seats in the Senate, but Democrats might win back a majority in the House, though it could be fewer seats than projected.
  • There are dozens of tight races to keep an eye on Tuesday night.
  • The Daily Caller News Foundation wrote up a list of the races to watch on Nov. 6. 

Polling locations for the 2018 midterm elections are just hours away from opening, and both Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for some extremely tight races across the country.

According to a majority of polls, Republicans are expected to lose control of the House but keep control in the Senate after the Nov. 6 midterm elections. However, there is growing speculation that Republicans could be more successful than polls suggest.

In the Senate, there are six seats that are currently listed as “toss-up” elections, four of which belong to current Democratic senators, according to Real Clear Politics (RCP). Republicans need to maintain 51 seats in the Senate in order to keep their majority.

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November 5, 2018

SENATE JUDICIARY FINDS ‘NO EVIDENCE’ TO SUPPORT SEX ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS AGAINST KAVANAUGH


  • The Senate Judiciary Committee has released its final report of an investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
  • In a 414-page report released Saturday, the committee said it found “no evidence” to support the misconduct claims.
  • None of the 40-plus witnesses interviewed in the investigation were able to corroborate allegations that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault women he knew in high school and college, according to the report.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Saturday released its final report of an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, finding “no evidence” to corroborate the claims.

“After an extensive investigation that included the thorough review of all potentially credible evidence submitted and interviews of more than 40 individuals with information relating to the allegations, including classmates and friends of all those involved, Committee investigators found no witness who could provide any verifiable evidence to support any of the allegations brought against Justice Kavanaugh,” reads the 414-page report.

The report, which contains 53 exhibits, focused heavily on allegations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick. Kavanaugh denied all of the allegations.

Blasey Ford was the first woman to come forward with allegations against Kavanaugh, who was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Oct. 6. She claimed that he attempted to sexually assault her in Summer 1982, when they were both in high school.

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November 2, 2018

REP LOUIE GOHMERT DOUBLES-DOWN AFTER ENDING DOBBS SEGMENT WITH ‘IT’S NOT ANTI-SEMITIC TO CRITICIZE [GEORGE] SOROS’

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert fired back at those who accuse him and others of anti-Semitism for criticizing liberal billionaire financier George Soros.

At the end of a segment on Wednesday night’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Gohmert said, “It’s not anti-Semitic to criticize Soros, and Israel issued a statement a year ago saying just that.”

Gohmert’s televised comments came less than a week after Judicial Watch’s Chris Farrell was banned from Fox-affiliated networks after accusing the “Soros-occupied State Department” of funding the caravan of migrants on its way through Mexico to the United States, a claim that the Texas congressman himself has echoed.

The left has made a concerted attempt to link any criticism of the billionaire financier with anti-Semitism. In an article titled, “‘Dripping with poison of antisemitism’: the demonization of George Soros,” The Guardian’s Jason Wilson makes his case:

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November 1, 2018

SOROS HAS GIVEN $1 MILLION TO GROUP LINKED TO FUSION GPS FOR TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

George Soros, the billionaire financier who supports numerous progressive causes, has provided $1 million in funding for a nonprofit group that works closely with Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that commissioned the infamous Steele dossier.

Soros is considering providing more funding for the group, the Democracy Integrity Project, according to The New York Times.

The Democracy Integrity Project, which was founded in January 2017 by Daniel Jones, a former Democratic staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has worked with Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele to investigate Russian interference in American elections. The group has also investigated President Donald Trump’s possible links to Russia.

The $1 million in funding matches what the Democratic National Committee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid Fusion GPS during the campaign to investigate Trump and his campaign.

Details of Soros’ links to the Democracy Integrity Project and Fusion GPS have trickled out since March, when an attorney for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska revealed his interactions with Jones.

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October 31, 2018

MUELLER TEAM REPORTEDLY INTERVIEWED STEVE BANNON ON FRIDAY FOR A SECOND TIME


  • The special counsel’s office reportedly interviewed former White House strategist Steve Bannon on Friday.
  • Mueller’s team asked Bannon about any contacts between Roger Stone and the Trump campaign, according to The Washington Post.
  • The report indicates that Mueller is speeding up his investigation of Stone.

The special counsel’s office interviewed former White House strategist Steve Bannon for the second time on Friday, this time about any interactions between the Trump campaign and Roger Stone, according to a report.

The interview with Bannon, first reported by The Washington Post, is the latest indication that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is speeding up an investigation into Stone.

Mueller and his team are interested in finding out whether Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump’s, had advance knowledge of WikiLeaks’ plans to release emails stolen from the DNC and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

Stone has denied wrongdoing and claims he did not know about email hacks before they occurred. He has also denied having direct contact with Wikileaks or its founder, Julian Assange.

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October 30, 2018

TOM STEYER RUNS FACEBOOK AD COMPARING PRESIDENT TRUMP TO SADDAM HUSSEIN

Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer is running a Facebook ad comparing President Donald Trump to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

The ad features a three-minute long video that accuses the president of following a “dictator’s playbook” modeled by tyrants like Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, in addition to Hussein.

The ad describes Trump as a “malignant narcissist” and claims he is perpetuating “systemic misogyny.” The video claims Trump’s support for a border wall and attacks on the media make him comparable to dictators like Hussein and Chavez.

Steyer first published the Facebook video on Friday and on Monday began running ads promoting it, Facebook’s ad archive shows.

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October 29, 2018

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG’S PAC CASH GIVES DEMOCRATS BIG SPENDING ADVANTAGE AHEAD OF MIDTERMS

Democrats are expected to outspend Republicans on House races this election season thanks in part to a last-minute campaign donation from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PAC, The New York Times reported Sunday, citing his adviser.

Democrats are on pace to outspend Republicans — $143 million to $86 million — on television ads for House races. The bulk of that spending came from Bloomberg, who pledged to spend roughly $20 million in House campaign ads in the final week by way of Independence USA, his super PAC, according to the report.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has not been so fortunate. The Republican National Committee (RNC) held a fundraising advantage over the DNC earlier this cycle as of September. The party is still trying to rebuild following reports it was in tatters after the 2016 presidential election.

Democratic congressional candidates combined raised over $1 billion this election cycle through September, while Republicans pulled in $709 million. One of those candidates to benefit is Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic representative in the running to unseat Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

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October 26, 2018

AFTER PAPADOPOULOS INTERVIEW, GOP LAWMAKERS QUESTION PREMISE OF FBI’S COLLUSION PROBE


  • Lawmakers interviewed former Trump aide George Papadopoulos on Thursday.
  • Republicans who took part in the deposition came away questioning the FBI’s decision to open its collusion investigation based on information about Papadopoulos.
  • North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said he believes the FBI’s investigation was “certainly not one built on a solid foundation”.

Republican lawmakers who interviewed George Papadopoulos on Thursday came away from the hearing questioning the FBI’s basis for opening its collusion investigation based on information about the former Trump campaign aide.

“What we’re finding without talking about specifics of what’s going on is that the whole reason that this investigation was opened up was certainly not one built on a solid foundation,” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows told Politico after Papadopoulos wrapped up his testimony.

“It’s hard to understand why the FBI opened the highest profile investigation in recent times into potential collusion by the Trump campaign with the Russian government that centers on a campaign policy adviser who been on the job a month at the time the Trump-Russia investigation was launched,” Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe told Fox News.

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October 25, 2018

ANDREW GILLUM RESPONDS TO LATEST SCANDAL BY ACCUSING GOP OF RACISM

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum attempted to turn the tables on Republicans Wednesday in response to damning new reports that he lied about obtaining Broadway tickets from an undercover FBI agent.

Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, claimed in a short video address to his supporters that he is being targeted by Republicans because he is black.

“The Republicans obviously want to distract, want to suggest. All along throughout this … they’ve wanted the people of this state to believe somehow I haven’t deserved what I’ve gotten, I’m unethical, participated in illegal and illicit activity. I mean, you name it,” Gillum said.

“The goal is obviously to use my candidacy as a way to reinforce, frankly, stereotypes about black men.”

Text messages made public Tuesday showed that in 2016, Gillum and a friend, a lobbyist named Adam Corey, received tickets to the Broadway show “Hamilton” from an FBI agent posing as a real estate developer.

The agent was investigating corruption in the city of Tallahassee, including the awarding sweetheart deals to developers and businessmen.

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October 24, 2018

STATE DEPARTMENT EMAILS SHED NEW LIGHT ON CLINTON CRONY’S PITCH FOR AFRICAN COMPANY


  • Hillary Clinton’s emails as secretary of state have revealed that her longtime friend, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, lobbied her heavily on behalf of Symbion Power.
  • Soon after Wilson began contacting Clinton about Symbion, a foreign aid agency chaired by Clinton awarded the company $47 million in contracts to build a power plant in Tanzania.
  • A newly released email shows Clinton told Wilson she visited the power plant at his urging.

While serving as secretary of state in 2011, Hillary Clinton visited a power company in Africa at the urging of former Ambassador Joe Wilson, a longtime Clinton friend who happened to serve as a director at the company Symbion Power.

Emails released by the State Department since 2015 have showed Wilson lobbied Clinton heavily on behalf of Symbion, which he joined in June 2009. By September 2010, a foreign aid agency chaired by Clinton awarded Symbion a nearly $47 million contract to build a power plant in Tanzania.

But while Symbion and the agency, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), have downplayed Wilson’s influence on Clinton, an email recently released by the Department of State shows Clinton heard of the company through Wilson, the former ambassador to Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe. Clinton also paid a diplomatic visit to Symbion’s facility in Tanzania at Wilson’s request.

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October 23, 2018

GIULIANI: MANAFORT HAS NOT INCRIMINATED TRUMP IN INTERVIEWS WITH MUELLER

Rudy Giuliani claims that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has not provided incriminating information on President Donald Trump during his many hours of interviews with the special counsel’s office.

Trump has maintained a joint defense agreement with Manafort, even after the longtime Republican operative entered a plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller in September.

Giuliani, who is serving as one of Trump’s lawyers in the Russia probe, told Reuters that he spoke last week with Manafort lawyer Kevin Downing, who said his client did not provide damaging information on Trump.

“He’s just telling me the conclusion that he’s not in a conflicted position with us,” Giuliani said.

“If he wants to communicate information, Manafort, he’s allowed to do that. There’s nothing that stops him from doing that,” added Giuliani. “All I’m interested in is: Is there anything we need to know with regard to us?”

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October 22, 2018

AP CHANGES HEADLINE AFTER LIBERALS COMPLAIN ABOUT DESCRIBING ILLEGAL CARAVAN AS ‘ARMY OF MIGRANTS’

The Associated Press on Sunday changed a headline after a backlash from liberals furious at the AP for describing a caravan of illegal immigrants heading towards the United States as an “army of migrants.”

“A ragged, growing army of migrants resumes march toward US,” read the original headline on the AP story. The AP later changed the headline to replace the word “army” with “caravan.”

Though the AP has used the word “army” to refer to large groups of people besides migrants — including nurses and political activists — many on the political left criticized the wire service for its original headline.

“This is not only incorrect, but it enables a racist narrative sold by this @POTUS and his supporters,” wrote liberal Rolling Stone writer Jamil Smith. “Armies invade. These people are running away.”

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October 19, 2018

A SOROS-FUNDED ACTIVIST WAS CHARGED FOR ASSAULT OF A FEMALE GOP STAFFER — IT’S NOT HIS FIRST ATTACK


  • Wilfred Michael Stark has a long history of attacking Republicans and has been previously arrested multiple times.
  • Stark was employed by American Bridge 21st Century, founded by David Brock.
  • Despite multiple arrests and complaints, Brock did not fire Stark until now.

The Democratic activist funded by George Soros who was charged with battery against the female campaign manager of Nevada Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt has a long history of attacking Republicans.

Wilfred Michael Stark, 51, who was employed by American Bridge 21st Century, founded by David Brock, was fired Wednesday night after he allegedly pushed a door open, “trapping” Kristin Davison, Laxalt’s campaign manager, in the doorway, “grabbing her arm, and forcefully twisting it behind her back and squeezing,” Laxalt’s campaign communications director Parker Briden told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“She screamed, ‘You’re hurting me! Stop hurting me!’ but he would not stop and grabbed her arm tighter — creating painful bruises and straining her neck, shoulder, and lower back. The man would not relent and screamed: ‘You can make this stop, Adam.’ Kristin was terrified and begged for him to stop and could not get free until Las Vegas city marshals intervened. They arrested him, and while Kristin’s head, neck, and arm were throbbing with pain, they took him to the Las Vegas city jail,” Briden continued.

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October 18, 2018

‘STOP HURTING ME!’: SOROS-FUNDED MALE DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVE ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING FEMALE CAMPAIGN MANAGER, LEAVING BRUISES

A Democratic operative funded by George Soros was arrested for battery Tuesday after the campaign manager for Nevada Republican gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt claims he grabbed her arm and would not let go, leaving her bruised on her neck and arms.

The campaign manager, Kristin Davison, 31, says Wilfred Michael Stark, 50, who is funded by both Soros and David Brock, has since left her “terrified and traumatized” after the attack, according to Fox News. Stark was arrested by Las Vegas city marshals Tuesday night after Davison filed a “battery” charge against him.

Stark was previously arrested for allegedly assaulting the female press secretary for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in March. He also was arrested tracking Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie.

“After an education rally, a large male liberal operative began chasing members of the Laxalt campaign and the attorney general, getting physically aggressive to push himself onto staff. When the team entered a side room and closed the door, the man pushed the door open — trapping Kristin in the doorway, grabbing her arm, and forcefully twisting it behind her back and squeezing,” Laxalt campaign communications director Parker Briden told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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October 17, 2018

SENIOR FBI OFFICIAL LIED ABOUT ACCEPTING SPORTS TICKETS FROM REPORTERS

A senior FBI official accepted tickets to sporting events from reporters and initially lied about it to government investigators, according to a report released Tuesday.

The conduct of the FBI official, who has not been identified, violated federal regulations that prohibit federal employees from accepting gifts from journalists and other “prohibited sources.”

The improper gifts were discovered in text messages reviewed by the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) as part of its investigation into the FBI’s handling of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Trump-Russia investigations.

The same investigation led to the firings of Andrew McCabe as FBI deputy director and Peter Strzok as deputy chief of the FBI’s counterintelligence division. McCabe was found to have falsely denied authorizing leaks to the media in October 2016 about the Clinton probe. Strzok, who led the Trump-Russia probe, was found to have exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his mistress, FBI attorney Lisa Page.

Both Page and former FBI general counsel James Baker resigned from the bureau on May 4.

The official, who retired from the FBI during the investigation, will not be referred for prosecution, the OIG said.

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October 16, 2018

TUCKER CARLSON FLOATS IDEA THAT SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN PAYS THE BOSTON GLOBE

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson questioned aloud whether Senator Elizabeth Warren could be paying the Boston Globe after they ran the results of her DNA test on his show Monday night.

The Boston Globe reported on Monday that the DNA test revealed Warren was somewhere between 1/64 and 1/1,024 Native American.

Carlson made the comment during a back and forth exchange with his guest, radio host Howie Carr.

In the ad Warren released as a part of the PR plan, Carr was featured mocking Warren.

“Tucker, if the Boston Globe was a legitimate news organization the headline on the story would be something like ‘DNA test prove white women, white woman,’ or ‘DNA test confirm Senator Warren is still a fake Indian.’ I mean this is ridiculous,” Carr added.

“Let me ask you, as the only person really outside of New England whoever looks at the Boston Globe I always wonder are they taking payment directly from or is it just a kind of moral payment?” Carlson asked.

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October 15, 2018

FBI HAS EVIDENCE THAT ‘DIRECTLY REFUTES’ PREMISE OF TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE, GOP REP SAYS


  • A top Republican lawmaker said Sunday that the FBI failed to provide a federal surveillance court with evidence that “directly” contracted the bureau’s rationale for opening the Trump-Russia investigation
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe told Fox News that the evidence related to former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos
  • The FBI opened its investigation in July 2016 based on intelligence from the Australian government about Papadopoulos

Republican lawmakers have hinted for months that the FBI failed to provide federal judges on the surveillance court with information that undercut the government’s premise for opening the Trump-Russia probe in 2016.

Republicans have suggested in interviews that the information related to George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser whose conversation with an Australian diplomat prompted the FBI to open its investigation into the Trump campaign.
Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe provided Sunday the clearest picture to date of what the FBI allegedly withheld from the surveillance court.

Ratcliffe suggested that the FBI failed to include evidence regarding former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, in an interview with Fox News.

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October 12, 2018

FUSION GPS FOUNDER WILL PLEAD THE FIFTH TO AVOID TESTIFYING TO CONGRESS

The co-founder of the opposition research firm behind the Steele dossier, Glenn Simpson, will invoke his First and Fifth Amendment privileges to avoid testifying before Congress next week, his lawyer has told Congress.

According to The Hill, Simpson’s attorney, Joshua Levy, told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte that Simpson will not appear for a deposition because the congressional investigation “is not designed to discover the truth.”

The Virginia Republican subpoenaed Simpson on Sept. 29 after Levy said his client would not appear voluntarily for an interview before members of the House Judiciary and House Oversight & Government Reform committees.

Simpson’s firm, Fusion GPS, was hired during the 2016 presidential campaign by the law firm that represented the DNC and Clinton campaign. Fusion GPS hired former British spy Christopher Steele to conduct an investigation into Donald Trump’s possible links to Russia. The result of the probe was a 35-page report alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and Kremlin.

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October 11, 2018

FORMER AG ERIC HOLDER: ‘WHEN THEY GO LOW, WE KICK THEM’

Former Attorney General Eric Holder said at a campaign event for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams this week that when Republicans “go low,” Democrats should “kick them.”

“It’s on us as Democrats to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are,” Holder said. “Michelle always says — Michelle Obama, I love her … she always says that, you know, when they go low, we go high.”

“No,” Holder asserted. “When they go low, we kick them.”

The audience cheered and laughed in response.

“That's what this new Democratic Party is about,” Holder said. “We’re proud as hell to be Democrats, we’re going to fight for the ideals of the Democratic Party … we’re in this to win.”

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October 10, 2018

TOM COTTON BELIEVES CHUCK SCHUMER IS BEHIND FORD’S LEAKED LETTER

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday of being involved in the operation to leak Christine Blasey Ford’s letter to the public.

“I believe the Schumer political operation was behind this from the very beginning,” Cotton told conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt during his radio show.

Ford wrote Democratic lawmakers a letter in July accusing Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct more than 35 years ago. During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in September, Ford said she did not authorize the letters release, despite it being made public.

“We learned last week that a woman named Monica McLean was Ms. Ford’s roommate and she was one of the so-called ‘beach friends’ that encouraged Ms. Ford to go to [Sen.] Dianne Feinstein and the partisan Democrats on the judiciary committee,” Cotton continued. “It just so happens that Monica McLean worked for Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan, now a virulent anti-Trump critic on television and former counsel to Chuck Schumer.”

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October 9, 2018

TOP FBI LAWYER TOLD CONGRESS ABOUT ROSENSTEIN ALLEGATIONS, INTERACTION WITH REPORTER


  • Former FBI General Counsel James Baker shared “explosive” information with Congress last week, according to Republicans.
  • Sources tell The Daily Caller News Foundation that Baker discussed his interactions with Mother Jones reporter David Corn as well as former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
  • Baker said McCabe told him that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed wearing a wire in meetings with President Donald Trump. 

Former FBI General Counsel James Baker told Congress in “explosive” testimony about his interactions with a Mother Jones reporter just after the 2016 election as well as a conversation he had last year with then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe regarding Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Baker recently told lawmakers that David Corn, a reporter at the liberal Mother Jones, provided him a copy of the Steele dossier a day after President Donald Trump’s election win, sources familiar with Baker’s testimony told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Baker, who resigned from office in May, also told lawmakers that McCabe and his general counsel, Lisa Page, told him in May 2017 that Rosenstein made remarks about wearing a wire during meetings with Trump. Baker’s testimony seems to bolster a Sept. 21 report from The New York Times that cited memos McCabe wrote just after a meeting with Rosenstein in May 2017, shortly after James Comey was fired as FBI director.

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October 8, 2018

DEMOCRATS SAY MICHAEL AVENATTI HINDERED FIGHT AGAINST KAVANAUGH

Attorney Michael Avenatti stymied Democrats’ attempts to derail the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Democratic senators and aides told CNN.

“Democrats and the country would have been better off if Mr. Avenatti spent his time on his Iowa vanity project rather than meddling in Supreme Court fights,” a top Democratic Senate aide told CNN ahead of Saturday’s vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

“His involvement set us back, absolutely,” said the aide, referring to Avenatti’s fledgling 2020 presidential campaign.

Avenatti, who represents porn star Stormy Daniels, entered the Kavanaugh foray as an attorney for Julie Swetnick, a Washington, D.C., woman who claimed that Kavanaugh was present at house parties in the early 1980s where girls were allegedly gang-raped.

Avenatti pushed Swetnick’s case at his cable TV mainstays, CNN and MSNBC, but ultimately failed to produce the witnesses he claimed would come forward to support his client’s case. He also mounted a tepid defense against questions raised about Swetnick’s credibility. It emerged that Swetnick’s ex-boyfriend obtained a restraining order against her in 2001. She was also sued in 2000 by a former employer and accused of sexual harassment against male co-workers.

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October 5, 2018

FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES REPORTEDLY MELT DOWN OVER VP SITTING BEHIND KAVANAUGH

Facebook employees are reportedly in the midst of a week-long meltdown after vice president for global policy Joel Kaplan sat behind Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during Kavanaugh’s Sept. 27 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Hundreds of Facebook employees expressed their displeasure with Kaplan since Kavanaugh’s testimony, according to reports in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the matter.

“His seat choice was intentional, knowing full well that journalists would identify every public figure appearing behind Kavanaugh. He knew that this would cause outrage internally, but he knew that he couldn’t get fired for it,” one Facebook program manager wrote about Kavanaugh, according to The NYT.

“This was a protest against our culture, and a slap in the face to his fellow employees,” the program manager wrote.

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October 4, 2018

TOP FBI ATTORNEY PROVIDED ‘EXPLOSIVE’ TESTIMONY REGARDING TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE

A former top lawyer at the FBI provided “explosive” testimony to Congress on Wednesday regarding the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, lawmakers said.

James Baker, who served as the FBI’s general counsel until May, told Congress that a previously unidentified source provided information to the FBI for its investigation, which began on July 31, 2016.

“During the time that the FBI was putting — that [the Department of Justice] and FBI were putting together the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act surveillance warrant] during the time prior to the election — there was another source giving information directly to the FBI, which we found the source to be pretty explosive,” Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan said after a hearing, according to Fox News.

As the FBI’s top attorney, Baker was directly involved in handling applications for the FISA warrants granted against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Baker was interviewed behind closed doors as part of a congressional task force’s investigation into the FBI’s possible abuse of the FISA process. Republican lawmakers have expressed concerns that the Page FISAs relied heavily on the unverified Steele dossier.

The document, which was funded by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee, was cited extensively in the FBI’s applications to spy on Page.

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October 3, 2018

TRUMP MOCKS CHRISTINE FORD’S ALLEGATION AGAINST KAVANAUGH

President Donald Trump mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s decades old allegation of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, during a Tuesday night rally in Mississippi.

Trump referenced Ford’s replies of “I don’t know” when pressed on where the alleged assault took place, what exact date it took place, and who was in attendance. “I had one beer and that’s the only thing I remember,” the president said mocking Ford’s concrete recollection of only having had one beer.

Kavanaugh is currently in the midst of an FBI investigation into decades-old sexual assault allegations made against him from his high school and college years. The investigation follows an emotional Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which one of his accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, alleged that Kavanaugh assaulted her in 1982.

Ford, however, was unable to provide key details to the committee during her testimony. A sex crimes prosecutor commissioned by the Judiciary Committee wrote a memo to Senate Republicans saying that Ford’s allegation does not have a level of evidence needed to bring a prosecution.

The president delivered a lengthy defense of Kavanaugh Tuesday while departing the White House saying “you can be somebody that was perfect your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something … that is one of the very, very bad things that’s taking place right now.”

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October 2, 2018

HOUSE TARGETS ANOTHER US ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP OVER ITS FOREIGN TIES

House lawmakers sent a letter Monday to the environmental group Earth justice demanding documents regarding its ties to foreign officials and environmental activists, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

The letter from top Republicans on the House Committee on Natural Resources is the fourth sent to environmental groups over their ties to foreign governments. It’s the second letter related to environmental opposition to the U.S. military presence in Okinawa, Japan.

Lawmakers say Earth justice’s political activities may require them to register as a foreign agent, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The DCNF. Earth justice is an environmental law firm often represents environmental activists in litigation.

“The Committee is concerned that your organization’s political activities within the United States in opposition to the relocation of [Marine Corps Air Station] Futenma and the continued military presence in Okinawa may require compliance with” the Foreign Agents Registration Act, Republicans wrote to Earth justice president Abigail Dillen.

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October 1, 2018

US AND CANADA HAVE NAFTA DEAL AT 11TH HOUR

The United States and Canada have reached a tenatative agreement on a renegotiated NAFTA. According to CBC News, a senior government source is saying there is agreement in principle after resolving a number of contentious issues.

Sources also confirmed to Global News that a deal has been finalized.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  called a late Sunday night cabinet meeting to discuss the progress. Canada will reportedly be allowing greater access to its dairy market — something President Donald Trump has long demanded.

Trump earlier this week virtually proclaimed NAFTA to be a dead deal because  Trudeau did “not seem to want to move” on its supply management dairy policy that  maintains a 300 percent tariff on milk products. Trump also expressed his dislike for Canada’s chief trade negotiator, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.

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September 28, 2018

CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD DIDN’T KNOW WHO PAID FOR THE POLYGRAPH, BUT IT WASN’T HER

The woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of high school-era sexual assault said she did not know who paid for her polygraph test, during her testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.

The comments come as lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford released Wednesday the results of a polygraph examination Ford claims she took on Aug. 7. The polygraph was administered by former FBI agent Jeremiah Hanafin in a Hilton hotel in Maryland on the same day as her grandmother’s funeral, according to Ford. When asked if she remembers who paid for the test, Ford said, “Not yet, no.”

After a break, Ford’s lawyers clarified that they paid for the polygraph test. “Let me put an end to this mystery,” lawyer Debra Katz said. “Her lawyers have paid for her polygraph, as is routine.”

Christine Blasey Ford, in Senate testimony, says she doesn’t know who paid for her polygraph test regarding sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh https://fxn.ws/2R6JEFN

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September 27, 2018

UNFAKE THE NEWS: THE MEDIA IS LOSING THEIR CREDIBILITY OVER KAVANAUGH ALLEGATIONS

Yodit Tewolde, a criminal defense attorney, compared convicted sexual assaulter Bill Cosby (who was sentenced to 3-10 years in jail) to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on CNN Tuesday afternoon.

She failed to point out though that Cosby was convicted, whereas Kavanaugh has only been accused of such actions.

In another example of the media attacking Kavanaugh or the GOP, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin falsely claimed that the woman who was selected to question Kavanaugh’s accuser was from Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s department.

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September 26, 2018

GEORGE SOROS FUNDED FUSION GPS, HIS SPOKESMAN CONFIRMS


  • A spokesman for left-wing billionaire financier George Soros is acknowledging that he indirectly funded Fusion GPS, the firm behind the Steele dossier
  • Sources have told The Daily Caller News Foundation in the past that Soros helped fund Fusion’s post-election work on Russian interference in the election process
  • Soros’ spokesman told The Washington Post that Soros donated to the Democracy Integrity Project, a group founded by a former staffer to Sen. Dianne Feinstein

George Soros has indirectly funded Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the infamous Steele dossier, a spokesman for the billionaire financier has acknowledged.

Michael Vachon, the Soros aide, told Washington Post columnist David Ignatius that Soros provided a grant to a nonprofit group called the Democracy Integrity Project.

That organization, which was formed in 2017 by Daniel Jones, a former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer for Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, paid Fusion GPS as a contractor to continue an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The Post column confirms what a Washington, D.C., lawyer named Adam Waldman told The Daily Caller News Foundation about a conversation he had with Jones in March 2017.

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September 25, 2018

‘I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE’: KAVANAUGH STRIKES BACK AT ACCUSERS

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh vowed not to bow out of his confirmation process after two women leveled decades-old sexual assault allegations against him in a Fox News interview that will air Monday evening.

“I’m not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process, and we’re looking for a fair process where I can be heard and defend my integrity — my lifelong record of promoting dignity and equality for women … I’m not going anywhere,” he declared.

Kavanaugh’s TV sit-down with his wife comes hours after he issued a similar defiant letter.

“I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats against my family will not drive me out. The character assassination will not succeed,” Kavanaugh vowed in the letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Kavanaugh will testify before the judiciary committee Thursday alongside his accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

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