Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Perversion of Justice in the Era of Obama

By Conrad Black

The Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s unsecured personal email server laid bare a widespread pattern of conduct that “cast a cloud” over the FBI. The report incites the inference that the Bureau is a severely corrupted organization, tainted and warped by unconstitutional ambitions to meddle in electoral matters.

Although Inspector General Michael Horowitz asserted he lacked “documentary and testamentary evidence” to prove political bias ruled in making decisions of great political consequence, clearly he did not mean bias was not present. On what the report presented, it is almost certain that the FBI, at the deliberate direction of its leaders and senior Justice Department officials, intervened completely improperly in political matters. The inspector general led the country to the edge of the decision, and will presumably make a number of criminal referrals for possible indictments, as he did after his initial report.

DOJ IG: Obama Had Direct Contact With Hillary Via Her Compromised Bathroom Email Server

By Lloyd Billingsley

“FBI analysts and Prosecutor 2 told us that former President Barack Obama was one of the 13 individuals with whom Clinton had direct contact using her clintonemail.com account,” explains DOJ inspector Michael Horowitz in Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election, the massive report released last week. Despite surprise in some quarters, this was not a new revelation. 

Back in early March of 2015, CBS’ Bill Plante asked the president when he learned about Clinton’s private email system. “The same time everybody else learned it through news reports,” he said.  That was not true, and hardly the president’s first strategic lie. 

Larwyn's Linx: IG Report On FBI’s Clinton Probe Reveals This Saga May Be Just Getting Started

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Nation

IG Report On FBI’s Clinton Probe Reveals This Saga May Be Just Getting Started: Margot Cleveland
Low-Energy Jeb Wants Our "Heartless" Policies Stopped: Thomas Wictor
Democrats 'Outraged' Laws Being Enforced: DANEgerus

Eight Lawmakers Demand IG Unmask Names of Hidden FBI/DOJ Employees: CTH
Revealed: a Grand Jury has Been Convened for #Spygate: Nick Falco
Levin: US Attorney for DC Should Investigate FBI: Natalia Mittelstadt

IG Hearing: Senators Graham, Kennedy and Cruz Question Segments: CTH
Imprisoned by the Deep State: GoV
How can Wray clean out swamp if he doesn't even see the corruption?: Tom Fitton

Illegals Increasingly Use Other People’s Children To Claim Asylum: DC
Why The Left Always Lies About Children: Kevin McCullough
White House Responds to Southern Border Crisis, "Family Separation" Lies: CTH

Economy

President Trump Drops $200 Billion M.O.A.T on Red Dragon (Beijing): CTH

Scandal Central

Peter Strzok's Donald Trump messages trouble Michael Horowitz: Times
It was a Setup: Trump Aide Says Mueller Knew More About FBI Informant Than He Did: GWP
A Closer Look At Extreme FBI Bias Revealed In OIG Report: ZH

Media

The Media Are Lying About Trump Separating Illegal Immigrant Families. Here’s The Truth: Ben Shapiro
Minnesota Senate Candidate Richard Painter Releases Ultimate Democrat Campaign Ad: CTH
Carrot Top Kathy Griffin unleashes profanity-laced tirade at Melania Trump: 'F--- you, Melanie': Fox

World

Petraeus: Withdrawing From Iran Nuclear Deal Puts ‘Greater Pressure’ on Tehran: Paul Crookston
Hungary's Orban: "The replacement of populations is under way in Europe": Geller
Merkel's coalition partners threaten to start sending migrant back: Express

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Why Central Banks Are Really Fearful of Bitcoin: NewsBTC
Asteroid Defense: Scanning the Sky for Threats From Space: Elizabeth Howell
Elon Musk alleges Tesla employee conducted ‘extensive and damaging sabotage’: VB

Cornucopia

Always Go With the Visionary: MOTUS
NJ Gun Control Works So Well, 17 People Shot At Art Gathering: Tom Knighton
Snopes Betrays Bias With Anti-Gun Meme Defense: Tom Knighton

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Larwyn's Linx: IG Report: Strzok Statements About Weiner Laptop Conflict With FBI Claims

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Nation

IG Report: Strzok Statements About Weiner Laptop Conflict With FBI Claims: CTH
More Concerns on the Weiner/Abedin Emails: Undercover Huber
Bongino Slams Obama's Lies: Denying Early Knowledge of HRC Email Server: FNI

The Deep State is Winning: Brandon J. Weichert
The Deep State Is an Organism, not a Conspiracy: Charlie Martin
Tying Hillary’s Emails to the Russian ‘Collusion’ Probe: Lee Smith

7 Truths Liberals Will Never Acknowledge About Illegal Immigration: John Hawkins
‘Three Californias’ plan would give Dems more seats: The Hill
Chief: NYPD's Gang Database is 99% Minorities: TCR

Scandal Central

Agent 1 Said, “Awesome. Lied his ass off...aint noone gonna do sh*t" : S. Noble
Obama Administration Kept Illegal Mexican Kids In Detention Camps As “Experiment”: Jeff Dunetz
Trey Gowdy: GOP will hit DOJ, FBI with ‘full arsenal’ to get documents: Kelly Cohen

Media

Mark Levin: “FBI interfered with election worse than the Russians could have dreamed”: Scoop
Dershowitz Explodes On MSNBC: Locking Up Manafort Before A Trial Is ‘So Obnoxious To Our Constitution’: DC
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World

Kissinger calls Trump a 'phenomenon that foreign countries haven't seen': The Hill
Every Year American Children Are Separated From Parents Put In Prison: Federalist
Pelosi Slams ‘The Hypocrisy Of All People Of Faith’ Over Immigration Policies: Noisy Room

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Full automation: What it means for the American trucker: Cristina Commendatore
Total Failure of the Climate Crusade: WUWT
Exclusive: NEO GM Says Blockchain Could be Used to Replace Facebook: Tim Copeland

Cornucopia

Happy Father's Day: MOTUS
HS receptionist belts out Etta James classic over PA system: Fox
Giuliani: "Comey Should Go To Jail" , Biased FBI Agents "Fired And Imprisoned This Week": ZH

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Larwyn's Linx: IG Report: FBI Officials Accepted Bribes From Media

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Nation

IG Report: FBI Officials Accepted Bribes From Media: CTH
IG Report: “We do not have confidence that Strzok’s decision was free from bias”: CTH
IG: FBI's Peter Strzok Sent Weiner Sealed Indictment To His Personal Email: CTH

McConnell: Mueller 'ought to wrap it up': Jordain Carrey
Paul Manafort Court Ordered Detention Until Trial: CTH
Yes, Hillary Should Have Been Prosecuted: David French

Seven highlights from bombshell IG report on the DOJ, FBI Clinton email probe: Gregg Re
IG Report: FBI Agent Said Trump Voters 'Poor, Uneducated, Lazy, POS': J. Christian Adams
IG Report: FBI Lawyer #1 Tashina Gauhar and The Huma/Weiner Laptop Issues: CTH

Bottom line? Obama single-handedly ruined the FBI and the DOJ: Patricia McCarthy
Obama Created His 'Cartoon' President: Douglas MacKinnon
FBI agent who wanted to ‘stop’ Trump has really just helped him: John Podhoretz

Economy

The bad news on entitlements piles up: James C. Capretta
This is how to truly save Social Security and Medicare: Brian Riedl
Great News: Fewest Americans In 8 Years Dependent On Government For Food: FMC

Chain Migration Comes to Hazleton: Charles F. McElwee
De Blasio’s Plan to Destroy New York’s Best Schools: Ruthfully Yours
Comrade Mayor DeBlasio’s war on merit: Power Line

Scandal Central

Insubordination and bias at FBI: Kimberley Strassel
Senate probes FBI's heavy-handed use of redactions to obstruct congressional investigators: Sharyl Attkisson
Blast Thread on OIG Report Briefings and Releases – Chaff and Countermeasures: CTH

Media

IG report finds FBI agents have cozy relationships with reporters: Nolan Hicks
3 years ago Trump came down that Escalator in NY and the MSM still doesn’t get it: DTG
Gun Lies, Myths, Half-Truths, and Conspiracy Theories: Rich Logis

World

The Diplomatic Big Bang: Ahmed Charai
Is the Merkel Era Ending in Germany?: Stuart Schneiderman
If Not Now, then When?: Caroline Glick

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Meet 'Bro': The Best-Kept Secret of Network Security: Greg Bell
WannaCry Kill Switch Hero Faces New Charges, But Code Evals Say Little: ThreatPost
MRI to 3D Print Gets Much Faster: Hackaday

Cornucopia

The Unconfined Life of Charles Krauthammer: A.B. Stoddard
When Democrats Rule, Money Literally Disappears: MOTUS
"Crimes against children"???: Emperor Vitellius

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Larwyn's Linx: Treason - Comey's FBI intended to stop Donald Trump from becoming President

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Nation

Treason: Comey's FBI wanted to stop Trump from becoming President: John Hinderaker
Obama's FBI Hated Trump—and His Voters, Too: Julie Kelly
President Trump unloads on Comey, 'scum on top' of FBI: Brooke Singman

Trump says he won't sign 'moderate' House immigration bill: Gabby Morrongiello
Meanwhile, 10 Miles From the White House: Coulter
Clinton Foundation Never Probed, Frivolous Suit Brought Against Trump: S. Noble

Peter Strzok Hid The Search Warrant For Weiner’s Laptop Emails: Patrick Howley
FBI Employee: ‘Trump’s Supporters Are All Poor, Uneducated, Lazy POS’: Breitbart
Meet More Amorous FBI Staffers Who Texted About the Clinton Email Probe : WS

Five Anti-Trump FBI Officials Referred For Disciplinary Action: Chuck Ross
IG: FBI Agent Strzok Vowed To Stop Trump From Becoming President: Patrick Howley
FBI Employee: "Even if [Bill Clinton lied]... aint noone gonna do sh*t”: Jordan Schachtel

Scandal Central

Could Comey's FBI look any worse?: George Neumayr
FBI IG Report: A Slap On The Wrist: Joseph Klein
Why Did FBI Assign Same Agents to Clinton & Trump Cases?: Daniel J. Flynn

Media

Ex-Obama Staffer Publishes Tells-All About Non-Stop Sex and Drug Use: TPI
Kimberley Strassel’s #IGReport thread looks even MORE damning for Obama DOJ/FBI: Twitchy
Sarah Sanders rips CNN's Jim Acosta: 'I know it's hard for you to understand even short sentences': Times

World

'Certain death' for Tommy Robinson in new prison: Israel National News
Palestinians plan to launch 5,000 kite-bombs into southern Israel to mark end of Ramadan: JPost
UN General Assembly Plurality Supports U.S.-Sponsored Amendment Condemning Hamas: Tower

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

In her short life, mathematician Emmy Noether changed the face of physics: Emily Conover
Earliest Rainforest Frogs Preserved in Amber: Gemma Tarlach
Acute Angle Wants Build a Global Cloud by Linking Many Small Computers: eWeek

Cornucopia

Barack Obama to play Donald Trump in new Netflix series: Cube
Gives a Whole New Meaning to the Term “Free Press”: MOTUS
James Gnomey: Hours after IG report released, Comey posts odd photo: Elizabeth Zwirz

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QOTD: "No one can read the vicious, hateful, over-the-top partisan vitriol that FBI employees directed against Donald Trump–Strzok and Page are not the only ones quoted in the IG’s report–and give any credence to that claim. These high-ranking FBI agents were politicized to the core and were determined to do anything they could to secure their candidate’s election. Failing that, they plunged into the faux Russia election story in hopes of discrediting President Trump or even, as they explicitly discussed, bringing about his impeachment.

The IG’s report exposes a corrupt and politicized FBI and Department of Justice. And so far, we are seeing only half of the story, at most. No one has yet looked into the Democrats’ “Russia” tale or any partisan corruption linked to Bob Mueller’s farcical “investigation.” Given DOJ’s bitter refusal to cooperate with the Congressional committees that have constitutional oversight responsibilities over that Department–has anyone tried to justify DOJ’s stonewalling? If so, I haven’t seen it–we can assume that the damning documents that have been produced so far are only the beginning. Most likely, they provide only an inkling of the information the Justice Department, apparently still dominated by Obama holdovers, is withholding from Congress, or perhaps has already destroyed.

The unravelling of the effort to bring down President Trump has barely begun." --John Hinderaker

Bonus QOTD: "The picture that emerges of Jim Comey from the Inspector General’s report is one of an astonishingly arrogant weirdo, an FBI director who pompously talked about “norms” while shattering them on his own say-so — from crowning himself the de facto attorney general, thereby sparing Hillary an indictment, to lesser offenses of self-indulgence, such as his richly ironic use of Gmail to conduct official business. Anyone who goes to the trouble of slogging through this mountainous report will wonder how such an unreliable and self-deluded flake could hold any position at the FBI, let alone serve as the chief witness in Mueller’s investigation of a sitting president.

Just read through the section on Comey’s weird interactions with Loretta Lynch and his untrustworthiness as a witness becomes obvious: he can’t give a clear account of a conversation to save his life. His flakiness is so blatant one wonders if the judicial system should throw out every case he ever touched. He appears in the report at times almost pitiful, claiming that he didn’t know Huma Abedin was married to Anthony Weiner. That fact somehow eluded America’s top cop, but then again Comey is “still” not sure if Hillary Clinton paid for Christopher Steele’s dossier." --George Neumayr

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Larwyn's Linx: From 9/11 to Spygate: The National Security Deep State

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Nation

From 9/11 to Spygate: The National Security Deep State: Daniel Greenfield
Report: House immigration bill allows amnesty for millions of illegal aliens: Thomas Lifson
This Is What's In the New -- and Still Suicidal -- GOP Immigration Bill: S. Noble

Bombshell IG report on Clinton email case: Who's in the crosshairs?: Alex Pappas
Bumbling Special Counsel ‘Accidentally’ Exposing Names in Manafort Case: Matt Naham
The Mueller Indictments Still Don’t Add Up to Collusion: Aaron Maté, The Nation

Obama Is Frustrated That Trump Has 'Destroyed' His Legacy.: Katie Pavlich
Obama Bundler Blasts Him for Lack of Fundraising: ‘He’s Done Jack S***’: David Rutz

Mexican Drug Cartel Caught in Ohio With Enough Fentanyl to Kill 4 Million: S. Noble
Democrats seek to restrict gun rights by targeting financial institutions: John Lott, Jr.
Understanding the Left: Michael E. Young

Economy

New Gruber Video Emerges: Devastating Portrait of Obamacare Abuses: Rich Weinstein
Trade Deficits, Foreign Investment, Under-Employment & Trump: Jeff Carlson
Democrats Just Declared All-Out War on ‘Homophobic’ Chick-fil-A: Nick Arama

Scandal Central

Ali Watkins' bosses at NYT, BuzzFeed and Politico knew she sleeping with her source: Julie Kelly
FBI (Strzok?) lost chain of custody for five weeks of Hillary Clinton's server: DOJ
The FBI is about to make excuses for the Clinton investigation again: James Gagliano

Media

Conservatives Will Not Be Silent About Online Censorship: Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Huckabee Sanders Responds to News Report She Is Looking to Leave the Administration: Andrew Kugle
CNN President, Trump Media Adversary Jeff Zucker to Stay on Through 2020 Election: Conor Beck

World

Islamic extremist ricin attack in Germany has been foiled: prosecutors: Fox
Tommy Transferred to 71% Muslim Prison. Why?: Gates of Vienna
90 Years for Asian sex gang of eight 'predatory' men who abused girls as young as 13: Daily Mail

Pompeo clears the air: No sanctions relief for North Korea until complete denuclearization: Christian Datoc
After vote fails to condemn Hamas, Haley calls UN an unserious force for Middle East peace: Ben Evansky
China Adds Advanced Missiles to South China Sea Islands: Bill Gertz

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Wormhole Echoes Would Be One of the Greatest Discoveries Ever: Daily Galaxy
How Uber Disrupted the New York City Taxi Medallion Market (video): Domain Mondo
Trial of two men accused of $20m hacked press release fraud begins: Lisa Vaas, Sophos

Cornucopia

All the signs pointed that way: Sondrakistan
Best Birthday Present Of All Time. EVER.: MOTUS
Social media goes wild over raccoon's epic 2-day adventure scaling 24-story office tower: Daily Mail

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Larwyn's Linx: The Coming Civil War (United States), Cool Maps, and Uncomfortable Truths

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Nation

The Coming Civil War (United States), Cool Maps, and Uncomfortable Truths: WWW
Judge rules Mueller must identify unnamed individuals in Manafort indictment: Avery Anapol
Lawsuit Aims To ‘Vindicate’ Andrew McCabe And ‘Restore His Good Name’: Chuck Ross

A President Who Tried Something Different: Byron York
A Lesson From Reagan Regarding the Media "Foreign Policy" Experts: Larry Schweikart
Newt: Trump has accomplished more than Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined: Fox

Claire McCaskill’s Private Plane Used on Campaign’s Missouri "RV Tour": Brent Scher
In California, the “Jungle” Is Predictable: Joel Kotkin
IL: Judge Grants Temporary Injunction Against Deerfield Assault Weapons Ban: DC

Economy

Don't Wait For Social Security's Crisis — It's Already Here: IBD

Scandal Central

Robert Mueller Seeks to Hide Russian Election Evidence: CTH
DOJ refusing to give Grassley access to agent who interviewed Flynn: Alex Pappas
Confirmed: Rod Rosenstein Threatened House Intel Committee: S. Noble

Senator Flags ‘Highly Questionable’ Redactions In Peter Strzok Texts: Chuck Ross

Media

NYT Is Reviewing Reporter Ali Watkins’ Work In The Wake Of DOJ Leak Investigation: Chuck Ross
After Primary Night, Republican Party Is Officially the Trump Party: TPI
Trump: Fake News is ‘Our Country’s Biggest Enemy’: David Rutz

World

Obama took lying to new heights with the Iran deal: Marc Thiessen
Trump Administration Condemns Iran’s Role In Facilitating 9/11 Attacks: Adam Kredo
Terms of Surrender: Don Surber

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Blockchain For Scientists Takes On Elsevier, The Business The Internet Couldn't Kill: Kitty Knowles
China hacked a Navy contractor and secured a trove of highly sensitive data on submarine warfare: WaPo
Epic Reveals 'Fortnite' Has Ballooned To 125 Million Players Since Launch: Paul Tassi

Cornucopia

The Doomsday Clock: Change It Back: MOTUS
You Never Know...: Feral Irishman
De Niro’s F-bomb could do a lot of collateral damage: David Von Drehle

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QOTD: "... if one believes, as De Niro surely does, that Trump is doing damage to the country, might the F-bombing be an act of patriotism regardless of its political effectiveness? A bracing speech last week by Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats suggests the answer is no.

In a warning equally applicable to Trump and De Niro, the intelligence czar said that political polarization and inflammatory rhetoric play directly into the hands of the United States’ very active enemies. “As I see every day in our intelligence reports, we live in a time of uncertainty, turmoil and peril for Western democracies,” Coats said in Normandy, France, two days after the anniversary of D-Day. “From Russia’s renewed aggression, to China’s global ambitions, to the persistent threat of terrorism, democracy and faith in our national institutions are under assault.”" --David Von Drehle