November 20, 2018

REPUBLICANS WANT TRUMP TO DECLASSIFY A NEW BATCH OF FBI DOCUMENTS

Republicans for months have pressed the Justice Department to turn over classified emails that show that the FBI “withheld evidence” from the federal court that authorized surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday.

California Rep. Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the Intelligence panel, said in an interview on Fox News that Republicans have recently added the documents to a list of records that they hope President Donald Trump will declassify.

“For months, we have been reviewing emails between FBI and DOJ and others that clearly show that they knew of information that should have been presented to the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance] Court. It is real evidence that people within the FBI withheld evidence from the FISA court,” Nunes said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo.

Nunes did not further describe the documents, except to say that some contain information that remains redacted, even from congressional review.

The issue has gone “to the highest levels” of Congress, with House Speaker Paul Ryan “requesting the Department of Justice to give us those emails, to give us as many of those as possible,” Nunes said.

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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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