Impt to remember what House Intel is looking at now. Finally got ahold of 1023 forms. 1023s document the info exchanged and interaction between FBI agents and their confidential human sources. Steele was a source. Notable that FBI fought so hard against turning 1023s over.
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) January 8, 2018
Unholy Hell you say…
What we know:
1) The Obama admin spied on the Trump team
2) DOJ & FBI leaders knew about it & supported the efforts
3) Many of those DOJ & FBI leaders were virulently anti-Trump
4) The FBI didn’t notify Congress about the investigation according to their own procedures
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) January 9, 2018
The text messages, which were reviewed by The Hill, show the two FBI agents discussed how they might make it appear they innocently discovered the article, such as through Google News alerts.
The Hill reviewed nearly three dozen texts in which the two agents discussed articles, tried to track down information about a specific New York Times reporter or opined about leaked information in stories that they fretted were “super specific.”
Republican investigators in both the House and Senate say the text messages suggest FBI personnel may have had media contacts but don’t necessarily prove it. So they want to learn more about what the two agents were talking about and whether any FBI officials involved in the Russia probe engaged in leaking, sources told The Hill.
President Trump has bitterly complained about leaks in the Russia probe, suggesting the investigation had created a false narrative about his campaign and early administration. And FBI officials have taken the rare step of denouncing a few major stories in the Russia case as inaccurate.
FBI contacts with the media wouldn’t necessarily be improper unless they resulted in the release of confidential law enforcement information or classified information, such as the leak last February of an intercept of then-national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.
The Justice Department says it currently has 27 ongoing criminal leak investigations, triple the amount of the prior three years combined.
Yesterday, The New York Times ran a nice puff piece on Fusion GPS, the firm retained by Hillary Clinton and the DNC to dig up dirt on then-candidate Donald Trump. Fusion GPS hired a former British spook who obtained smut from RUSSIAN government agents. Buried deep within the piece we learn this:
But the work has not stopped. Fusion continues to look into ties between Mr. Trump and Russia, according to several people briefed on the research. Mr. Simpson’s specific areas of focus, and information about any current benefactors, are closely guarded.
Interesting. Who is footing the bill for this “work”?
DANGER: Mueller wants to talk to Trump, according to a government bureaucrat leaking to the media. Last month, President Trump’s lawyers sat down with Mueller to discuss how this might take place. DO NOT TALK to Mueller. One possibility is for Trump to provide written responses to Mueller’s questions.
According to two sources familiar with the matter there has yet to by any formal request for an interview from the special counsel’s office, and so far there is no firm time frame in which this could occur.
Meanwhile, congressional investigators are looking for leakers within the new treasure trove of text messages finally turned over to the committees. This might be the article referred to in the text messages below:
On Nov. 3, 2016, just days before the election, Page texted Strzok, and mentions a call she had with FBI Chief of Staff James Rybicki.
“Sorry Rybicki called,” Page states. “Time line article in the post is super specific and not good. Doesn’t make sense because I didn’t have specific information to give.”
Strzok, responds, “what post article?”
Page then states, “just went up. WaPo.” Page apparently was referencing an article in the Washington Post.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., commits obstruction of justice on Tuesday by releasing the full transcript from Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now other people can make their statements match.
— Anthony Scarasmucci (@WHComsDir) January 9, 2018
Even though the interview was unclassified, the transcript released by Feinstein redacts the names of Fusion GPS's partners and the names of federal officials contacted by Christopher Steele. pic.twitter.com/DZTIosaeGe
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 9, 2018
Well, we knew this one…
The Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund circulated a memo on Monday calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age — so-called “Dreamers” — a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.”
The memo, co-authored by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri, was sent around to allies calling on Democrats to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.”
Trump called on Congress to find a legislative fix for young immigrants, or “Dreamers,” facing deportation. House lawmakers recently put forward a bipartisan DACA compromise bill that also claims to address worries over chain migration. However, it’s unclear if the bill will pass.
CAP Action’s memo says protecting DACA is not only a “moral imperative” for Democrats, it also key to getting votes.
“The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success,” reads Palmieri’s memo, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond,” reads the memo. “In short, the next few weeks will tell us a lot about the Democratic Party and its long-term electoral prospects.”
Here is CAP’s memo on Dreamers: […]
So, Huma lied to the feds … … like Gen. Flynn pleaded guilty to. You know?
And about that Yale psychiatrist who says Trump is “FUCKING NUTS!” and should be “contained” and forced through “mental evaluation”, and as of yesterday disappeared from Twitter:
An academic who definitely isn't a crazy person living in an alternate reality wants to kidnap the president, "examine" him, and remove him from the presidency. pic.twitter.com/1p4KSFACQ1
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 6, 2018
If this is really you, all of the above is inaccurate. I’m a Yale alum and a Johns Hopkins trained psychiatrist. You are beyond unethical and a partisan hack. You’re not even currently licensed. 👇And, you should never be near a patient, again. You’re a disgrace to medicine. pic.twitter.com/4a8mf6YFXc
— Crazy Otto (@CrazyOtto78) January 7, 2018
WashTimes: Weinstein accusers say they weren’t invited to Golden Globes: ‘Victims aren’t glamorous enough’ … I’m just a bit disappointed Hollywood didn’t invite their beloved Bill & Hillary Clinton to the #GoldenGlobes I’m sure they have all black frocks, as they’ve been to enough funerals since Bill’s political-office-holding days. #TimesUp pins would’ve looked stunning on them.
WOW….JUST WOW!!Scarborough: Many Democrats Have Told Me They Believe Clinton Raped Juanita Broaddrick https://t.co/MmWj2548aC
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 9, 2018
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 9, 2018