Peter Navarro, a former Trump Administration Trade Official made a prediction on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News show “Morning Futures” on Monday predicting that there will be at least three indictments coming from the investigation being run by Special Counsel John Durham concerning the Trump-Russia hoax perpetrated by Obama Administration officials at the request of Hillary Clinton to get her illegal private email server out of the news back at the beginning of the summer of 2016 in an effort to help Clinton get elected in spite of her atrocious mishandling of classified information that would have landed anyone else in prison as a clear violation of the Espionage Act.
Navarro was a trade and economics guy brought into the Trump administration who helped the president turn our economy around and send the Obama/Biden years of economic misery to the ash heap of history, so how would he be privy to such inside information of a special counsel investigation?
Don’t forget that Donald Trump was a businessman and he kept Navarro inside his inner circle Navarro built relationships with the other insiders who would know about such things as how the Durham investigation is going.
Navarro said he has been a registered Democrat who supported the Clinton/Gore administration and he supported Hillary Clinton’s first failed presidential campaign back in 2008. The former Trump adviser also ran for office as a Democrat in California several times and the Hildebeast even endorsed him. Believe it or not, Navarro asserts that he holds progressive views on many social issues, but I think he confuses progressivism with liberalism because he doesn’t seem at all like an evil person.
He joined the Trump campaign as an economic adviser because of Trump’s nationalist economic policies and he too opposes trade deficits and trade deals termed as multilateral. Trump himself preferred to have separate trade deals with individual countries rather than one-size-fits-all because you can negotiate individual trade deals easier than having multiple countries team up on you which gives you less strong of a position. This is why he is anti-China on trade and other foreign policy matters which are important for the United States, something Trump understood from the beginning.
After the election, Trump appointed Navarro to be the Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy within the White House.
Navarro’s influence in the White House grew as other advisers dropped off because they forgot that the president is the one who makes policy and not them. He used his influence to move his China foreign policy ideas to be a centerpiece of Trump’s renegotiating trade deal moves with the Chinese communists.
When Bartiromo asked him about his prediction of three indictments, his response was less than exciting. Navarro told the host that he is making the prediction based on reports by John Solomon last week where it was reported that additional FBI internal documents surrounding the FBI’s spy Stefan Halper and what he did during the summer of 2016 leading up to the election when he targeted Trump campaign members to either find out if any of them knew anything about working with the Russians to dig up opposition research political dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Halper was sent in by the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign. This is not up for dispute. Two months prior to the election George Papadopoulos got a meeting request from Halper, who at the time was a University of Cambridge professor, who asked Papadopoulos to fly to London to discuss international relations and the possibility of Papadopoulos writing a paper on the gas field in the Mediterranean and be paid the sum of $3,000. Halper paid for his flight, which could be construed as entrapment. Papadopoulos flew to England and met with Halper. While discussing the reason he traveled to London, suddenly Hapler switched the subject to Russia, asking Papadopoulos, “You know about hacking the emails from Russia, right?” It was so out of the blue that Papadopoulos saw it as a red flag that something was up. He offered Halper no information and later said it was an absurd question in the first place. George said that Halper was not the only suspicious person to reach out to him, claiming there were two others. According to Papadopoulos’s wife, one of those contacted offered to pay George $30,000 a month during his time with the Trump team, the wife recognizing the offer as something nefarious saying, “It looks to be one among a series of attempts to entrap George. The question today to me is whether these people are simply shady businessmen or are they part of a greater attempt to entrap George in illegal activity.”
And the Halper scenario is just the tip of the iceberg for what the Obama DOJ and intelligence community did to stop Trump, and we know who did what and when they did it, enough to bring dozens of indictments.
On January 15, 2021 Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republican Lindsey Graham (SC) released 11 transcripts of interviews conducted during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s inquiry into the origins and aftermath of the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation. (links at press release).
The information was released without advanced warning, and the interest in the report was immediate because it is the beginning of the place to begin to understand what is known as the “Russiagate Hoax” to take down and remove President Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, in the report are key intelligence facts on Crossfire Hurricane, FISA & Trump Campaign surveillance.
There is missing information in the Senate release. For further reading follow to Epoch Times:
The poster known at Techno Fog, who I have verified is a legal professional is known for the highly accurate and professional understanding of legal documents posted something noteworthy:
“The Senate has released Crossfire Hurricane transcripts. Excerpt from discussion during Joe Pientka (SSA1) testimony: The “original Woods file is missing” from the 1st Carter Page FISA application.”
#Note Techno Fog has a group on Telegram, should his account get taken down by Twitter again.
KEY POINT- HILLARY PAID FOR IT
James Rosen a Fox News correspondent spoke, on December 7, 2017, about the details from the report which proved that former Secretary of State, former Senator, and former First Lady, failed two-time Presidential candidate, Hillary R. Clinton is implicated in the FISA court press release by Graham because she paid for the Dossier which led to the FISA Court.
“Today we learned Hillary paid for the Dirty Dossier, which means everything James Rosen reported on December 7, 2017 was true. He got a lot of heat for it, but he got it right! Comey’s FBI knew Hillary paid for it and lied to the FISA court!”
Something to think about, John Robert’s role in the FISA Court:
According to the press release, here is the timeline, with facts, to know about:
Handling Agent 1: Interviewed on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (Transcript)
Michael B. Steinbach: Interviewed on Friday, June 12, 2020 (Transcript)
Stephen C. Laycock: Interviewed on Monday, June 15, 2020 (Transcript)
Dana J. Boente: Interviewed on Monday, June 22, 2020 (Transcript)
Bruce Ohr: Interviewed on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (Transcript)
Stuart Evans: Interviewed on Friday, July 31, 2020 (Transcript)
Supervisory Special Agent 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 (Transcript)
Jonathan Moffa: Interviewed on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 (Transcript)
Deputy Chief, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, Justice Department: Interviewed on Friday, September 18, 2020 (Transcript)
Case Agent 1: Interviewed on Friday, September 25, 2020 (Transcript)
Supervisory Intelligence Analyst: Interviewed on Thursday, October 29, 2020 (Transcript)
September 29, 2020
Chairman Graham released a letter from Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe. DNI Ratcliffe responded to Graham’s request for intelligence community information regarding the FBI’s handling of Crossfire Hurricane. (document) (press release)
September 24, 2020
Chairman Lindsey Graham released a letter from Attorney General William Barr and a declassified summary from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that indicate Christopher Steele’s Primary Sub-source was a likely Russian agent and had previously been the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation. (document) (press release)
August 23, 2020
Chairman Graham released newly declassified FBI documents and communications demonstrating the Bureau’s double standard when it came to the Clinton and Trump campaigns. (document) (press release)
August 9, 2020
Chairman Graham released a newly declassified FBI document that indicates the Bureau misled the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2018 about the Steele dossier’s Primary Sub-source and therefore, the reliability of the Steele dossier. (document) (press release)
July 17, 2020
Chairman Graham secured the release of two recently declassified documents that significantly undercut the reliability of the Steele dossier and the accuracy and reliability of many of the factual assertions in the Carter Page FISA applications. (document 1) (document 2) (press release)
June 11, 2020
The Committee authorized Chairman Graham to issue subpoenas related to oversight of the FISA process and the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. (press release)
June 3, 2020
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled, “Oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation: Day 1” with former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as a witness. (hearing)
May 27, 2020
Chairman Graham announced that former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would testify before the committee at a hearing titled, “Oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation: Day 1.” (press release)
May 19, 2020
Chairman Graham sent a letter to Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell and Attorney General William Barr to ask that the Committee be provided with the names of any official who made a request to unmask the identity of individuals associated with the Trump campaign or transition team. (press release)
May 18, 2020
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced that the Committee would debate and vote on a subpoena authorization related to the FISA abuse investigation and oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. (press release)
May 6, 2020
The Senate Judiciary Committee released a memo from Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Special Counsel Robert Mueller regarding “The Scope of Investigation and Definition of Authority”. (memo)
May 6, 2020
The Senate Judiciary Committee released an additional declassified transcript between George Papadopoulos and an FBI confidential human source (declassified on May 5, 2020). (document)
April 27, 2020
The Senate Judiciary Committee released an additional declassified transcript between George Papadopoulos and an FBI confidential human source (declassified on April 24, 2020). (document)
April 27, 2020
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) wrote to Attorney General William Barr asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to produce a number of documents related to information from Christopher Steele’s primary source who ultimately contradicted Steele’s reporting. (press release, letter)
April 16, 2020
The Senate Judiciary Committee released three categories of material:
- Declassified DOJ materials related to the Crossfire Hurricane operation.
- Timeline of correspondence sent or received by Chairman Graham and Committee activity regarding the FISA abuse investigation.
- Corrective actions taken by DOJ and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court as a result of the FISA abuse investigation.
On Monday, a UK judge will rule over whether or not WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States to face criminal charges in the face of weeks of talks about a possible pardon by President Donald Trump.
The decision from a London judge will come after President Trump, whose administration brought the charges, issued a large number of pardons to political allies, albeit worthy of pardon since the allies were wrongfully prosecuted and set up by the Obama administration in one of the worst political scandals in our history. Lawyers are arguing that the odds of clemency from Trump are a lot better than a judge believing Assange’s argument that his human rights will be trampled on in America. Though not by Trump, our deep state is no longer to be trusted.
“It’s very rare for the magistrates to refuse extradition requests from the US,” said Anthony Hanratty, a lawyer who specializes in extradition cases working at BDB Pitmans in London. “There’s a quite strong presumption that the US will comply with obligations in relation to human rights and legal process.”
Assange, 49, has been in a self-imposed exile in London for the better part of a decade. He considers it being in custody. The Wikileaks Founder initially asked for and received refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012 rather than face questioning in a Swedish sexual assault case, which was later dropped. The evidence of that case looked very shady at best. I would never put it past the Obama administration of fabricating the whole thing. After what we have learned the Obama administration did against the Trump campaign, then President Trump, they are capable of any crime.
Assange was finally expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy, and he immediately faced US charges related to WikiLeaks disclosures.
Among other things, Assange has been accused of conspiring with US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to obtain classified documents from databases containing about 90,000 Afghanistan war-related activity reports, 400,000 Iraq war-related reports and 250,000 State Department cables. The thing that really bothers me here is deep state bad actors have leaked classified information out of the Trump administration like a sieve, and the mainstream Fake News media were always only too happy to publish the material, so long as it harmed Trump. And nothing has ever happened to the media, because the leftist judicial system has said that it is not illegal for the press to publish documents that were obviously illegally given to them. So then, how come Wikileaks, a media outlet that actually spreads truth, is treated differently? It’s a double standard that I never quite understood. And yes, I do understand all the nuances involved.
Earlier this year, Assange’s lawyers, at extradition hearings that were delayed because of COVID, argued that their client couldn’t get a fair trial in the United States.
Trump said some nice things about Assange when in 2016 Wikileaks released the emails of Hillary Clinton that brought on many scandals for the failed presidential candidate. And now it looks like the embattled Wikileaks Founder’s supporters are switching from fighting an extradition fight to focus on a possible pardon.
Stella Moris, Assange’s fiancée, has used the last few months to make direct pleas to President Trump on Twitter, and in some appearances on Fox News.
“I beg you, please bring him home for Christmas,” she tweeted last month.
The hopes for a pardon for Assange have grown in fever pitch over the last few weeks after hearing Trump pardoned over a dozen people, mostly political allies who were wrongfully harmed by corrupt Obama officials, which is what the pardon power is really all about. Allies like Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, George Papadopoulos, and Dinesh D’Souza just to name a few, all screwed over by Obama operatives for political reasons.
President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday issued a batch of pardons forgiving the crimes of two former associates, Paul Manafort and Roger Stone, as well as Charles Kushner, the father of Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner.
The latest list grants 26 full pardons and commutes all or part of the sentence of three additional individuals after Trump on Tuesday issued 15 pardons and five commutations.
From Tuesday, the White House released the following statement:
Today, President Donald J. Trump granted Full Pardons to 15 individuals and commuted part or all of the sentences of an additional 5 individuals.
Alfonso Costa — President Trump granted a full pardon to Alfonso Costa, a dentist from Pittsburgh. Dr. Costa’s request for clemency was supported by Dr. Ben Carson and Jerome Bettis, as well as by numerous business associates, patients, and community leaders from Pittsburgh. Dr. Costa pled guilty to one count of health care fraud related to false billing, took full responsibility for his conduct, served two years of probation, and paid nearly $300,000 in fines and restitution. He has devoted much of his adult life to service to his community, including serving on the board of the Pittsburgh Opera, and doing significant service for children and the underprivileged.
Alfred Lee Crum — President Trump granted Alfred Lee Crum a full pardon. Mr. Crum, who is now 89, pled guilty in 1952—when he was 19 years old—to helping his wife’s uncle illegally distill moonshine in Oklahoma. Mr. Crum served three years of probation, and paid a $250 fine. Mr. Crum has maintained a clean record and a strong marriage for nearly 70 years, attended the same church for 60 years, raised four children, and regularly participated in charity fundraising events. Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma Brian Kuester supported Mr. Crum’s request for a pardon.
Crystal Munoz — Today, President Trump commuted Crystal Munoz’s remaining term of supervised release, having previously commuted her sentence of incarceration after she had served 12 years in prison. Alice Johnson, the Texas A&M Criminal Defense Clinic, and the Clemency for All Non-Violent Drug Offenders Foundation are among the many who supported clemency for Ms. Munoz. Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi supports the President’s further act of clemency today. Ms. Munoz was convicted of conspiracy to distribute marijuana based on her role in a marijuana smuggling ring. During her time in prison, she mentored people working to better their lives, volunteered with a hospice program, and demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to rehabilitation.
Tynice Nichole Hall — President Trump has commuted the remainder of Tynice Nichole Hall’s term of supervised release. He previously commuted her term of incarceration after she had served nearly 14 years of an 18-year sentence for allowing her apartment to be used to distribute drugs. Alice Johnson, The Clemency for All Non-Violent Drug Offenders Foundation, and The Ladies of Hope Ministries are among the many who supported clemency for Ms. Hall. Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi supports the President’s further act of clemency today. While in prison, Ms. Hall completed a number of job-training programs and apprenticeships, as well as coursework towards a college degree. In addition, Ms. Hall taught prison educational programs to other inmates. She has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has worked hard to rehabilitate herself.
Judith Negron — President Trump has today commuted the remainder of Judith Negron’s term of supervised release. He previously commuted her term of incarceration after she had served 8 years of her sentence. Alice Johnson, the Clemency for All Non-Violent Drug Offenders Foundation, Change.org, and the Warden at Aliceville Federal Correctional Institution have all supported clemency for Ms. Negron. Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi supports the President’s further act of clemency today. Ms. Negron is a wife and mother who was sentenced to 35 years for her role as a minority-owner of a healthcare company engaged in a scheme to defraud the Federal Government. During her incarceration, Ms. Negron dedicated her time to improving her life as well as the lives of her fellow inmates. She completed hundreds of hours of educational programs, served as a tutor, and mentored other inmates. Her acts of selflessness won her the praise of her prison warden.
Steve Stockman — Today, President Trump commuted the remaining prison sentence of Steve Stockman. Former Representatives Bob McEwen and Bob Barr, along with James Dobson and L. Brent Bozell are among the many public figures who have called for Mr. Stockman’s release from incarceration on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. Mr. Stockman is 64 and has underlying pre-existing health conditions that place his health at greater risk during the COVID epidemic, and he has already contracted COVID while in prison. Mr. Stockman, who was twice a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Texas’s 9th congressional district from 1995 to 1997 and Texas’s 36th congressional district from 2013 to 2015, was convicted in 2018 of misuse of charitable funds. Mr. Stockman has served more than two years of his ten-year sentence and will remain subject to a period of supervised release and an order requiring that he pay more than $1,000,000 in restitution.
Duncan Hunter – At the request of many Members of Congress, President Trump granted a full pardon to Duncan Hunter. His pardon is also supported by former Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission Bradley Smith.
Mr. Hunter has dedicated much of his adult life to public service. Mr. Hunter represented California’s 50th Congressional District from 2013 to 2020. Prior to his time in Congress, Mr. Hunter was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Inspired to enlist after the September 11, 2001 attacks, Mr. Hunter saw combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2019, Mr. Hunter pled guilty to one count of misusing campaign funds, an offense that could have been handled as a civil case via the Federal Election Commission, according to former FEC Commissioner Bradley Smith. He was sentenced to 11 months’ imprisonment set to begin in January 2021.
Chris Collins – Today, President Trump granted a full pardon to Chris Collins, at the request of many Members of Congress.
Mr. Collins served in Congress for nearly seven years, representing the people of Western New York from 2013 to 2019. Mr. Collins spent his early career as a successful businessman and entrepreneur, before devoting his life to public service. In 2007, Mr. Collins was elected County Executive for Erie County, New York, a position he held for one four-year term, and in 2012 the people of New York’s 27th congressional district elected Mr. Collins to the U.S. House of Representatives. He was subsequently re-elected to this seat three times. During his tenure in Congress, Mr. Collins was known for his particular focus on the wellbeing of small businesses, agriculture, and sciences.
In 2019, Mr. Collins pled guilty to the charges of conspiring to commit securities fraud and making false statements to the FBI. Mr. Collins is currently serving his 26-month sentence.
Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean – Today, President Trump granted full pardons to Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. These former Border Patrol Agents have been supported by one hundred members of Congress, including Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Steve King, Rep. Ted Poe, Rep. Paul Gosar, Rep. Brian Babin, as well as the U.S. Border Control Foundation and the Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Mr. Ramos participates in numerous community activities and charities, and Mr. Compean is active in his local church.
Both men served as Border Patrol Agents and put themselves in harm’s way to help secure our southern border with Mexico. On one such occasion in 2005, they stopped an illegal alien trafficking 700 pounds of marijuana. When the illegal alien—who was thought to be armed—resisted arrest, Mr. Ramos shot the suspect, who fled back across the border. For this, Mr. Ramos and Mr. Compean were charged and convicted of assault, using a firearm during a crime of violence, and deprivation of civil rights. After they were sentenced to 11 and 12 years imprisonment, respectively, their case gained widespread attention.
One hundred members of Congress, as well as the organizations above, supported Mr. Ramos’ and Mr. Compean’s release from prison. The Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on the excessive sentence imposed on the former agents. And President George W. Bush ultimately commuted these sentences with strong bipartisan support.
George Papadopoulos – Today, President Trump granted a full pardon to George Papadopoulos. Mr. Papadopoulos was charged with a process-related crime, one count of making false statements, in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Notably, Mueller stated in his report that he found no evidence of collusion in connection with Russia’s attempts to interfere in the election. Nonetheless, the Special Counsel’s team still charged Mr. Papadopoulos with this process-related crime.
At the time that Mr. Papadopoulos allegedly made the false statements, he was not represented by counsel, and, after he was arrested, Mr. Papadopoulos gave additional information on his prior statements to the Special Counsel. Today’s pardon helps correct the wrong that Mueller’s team inflicted on so many people.
Alex van der Zwaan – Today, President Trump granted a full pardon to Alex van der Zwaan. His pardon is supported by former Rep. Trey Gowdy.
Mr. van der Zwaan was charged with a process-related crime, one count of making false statements, in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. None of his underlying conduct was alleged to have been unlawful, nor did prosecutors note any prior criminal history. Mr. van der Zwaan is a Dutch national who voluntarily returned to the United States to correct his statements and surrendered his passport upon entry.
Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, and Dustin Heard – Today, President Trump granted full pardons to Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, and Dustin Heard. The pardon of these four veterans is broadly supported by the public, including Pete Hegseth, and elected officials such as Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Paul Gosar, Rep. Ralph Norman, Rep. Bill Flores, Rep. Brian Babin, Rep. Michael Burgess, Rep. Daniel Webster, Rep. Steve King, and Rep. Ted Yoho.
Mr. Slatten, Mr. Slough, Mr. Liberty, and Mr. Heard have a long history of service to the Nation. Mr. Slatten was inspired to serve his country after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and served two tours in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division. Mr. Slough served in the United States Army and deployed to Iraq with his National Guard unit. Mr. Liberty served in the United States Marine Corps and protected United States Embassies abroad. Mr. Heard served in the United States Marine Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
These veterans were working in Iraq in 2007 as security contractors responsible for securing the safety of United States personnel. When the convoy attempted to establish a blockade outside the “Green Zone,” the situation turned violent, which resulted in the unfortunate deaths and injuries of Iraqi civilians. Initial charges against the men were dismissed, but they were eventually tried and convicted on charges ranging from first degree murder to voluntary manslaughter. On appeal, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that additional evidence should have been presented at Mr. Slatten’s trial. Further, prosecutors recently disclosed—more than 10 years after the incident—that the lead Iraqi investigator, who prosecutors relied heavily on to verify that there were no insurgent victims and to collect evidence, may have had ties to insurgent groups himself.
Weldon Angelos – Today, President Trump granted a full pardon to Weldon Angelos. Mr. Angelos’ pardon is supported by Senator Mike Lee, Senator Rand Paul, Alice Johnson, former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman, and others.
Mr. Angelos is an active criminal justice reform advocate and champion of giving second chances. Because of mandatory minimums, Mr. Angelos was sentenced in 2002 to 55 years’ imprisonment for selling marijuana and carrying a handgun in the course of dealing. The presiding judge called this excessive sentence “unjust and cruel and even irrational.”
Mr. Angelos was eventually released by judicial order after serving 13 years in prison, and committed to changing the world for the better through criminal justice reform advocacy. His story has been cited as an inspiration for sentencing reform, including the First Step Act, and he participated in a Prison Reform Summit at the White House in 2018. In his own words, Mr. Angelos wants “to become whole again and put the bad choices in the past and continue changing the world for the better.”
Philip Lyman – Today, President Trump granted a full pardon to Philip Lyman. Mr. Lyman’s pardon is supported by Senator Mike Lee, Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, and other notable members of the Utah community.
Mr. Lyman is known to be a man of integrity and character who was serving as a county commissioner in Utah when he was subjected to selective prosecution for protesting the Bureau of Land Management’s closure of the Recapture Canyon to ATV riders. He had no other criminal history, but he was arrested and sentenced to 10 days in prison and nearly $96,000 in restitution.
Otis Gordon – Today, President Trump granted a full pardon to Otis Gordon. Mr. Gordon’s pardon is supported by Senator Tim Scott.
Mr. Gordon has become a Pastor at Life Changer’s International Ministries since his conviction for possession with intent to distribute. In 2015, in the wake of the shooting at a Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina, Mr. Gordon led a prayer session at the United States Capitol. Mr. Gordon mentors at-risk youths in his community. Senator Tim Scott describes Mr. Gordon as “a model citizen” since his release and “focused on helping young men avoid the same traps he once fell in.”
Philip Esformes – Today, President Trump commuted the term of imprisonment of Philip Esformes, while leaving the remaining aspects of his sentence, including supervised release and restitution, intact. This commutation is supported by former Attorneys General Edwin Meese and Michael Mukasey, as well as former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson. In addition, former Attorneys General Edwin Meese, John Ashcroft, and Alberto Gonzalez, as well as other notable legal figures such as Ken Starr, have filed in support of his appeal challenging his conviction on the basis of prosecutorial misconduct related to violating attorney-client privilege.
While in prison, Mr. Esformes, who is 52, has been devoted to prayer and repentance and is in declining health.
Alexander Downer, the former Australian foreign minister who got the FBI to start investigating the Russia Collusion hoax, has now endorsed Donald Trump for reelection.
He is not enamored by Trump, but he thinks Joe Biden is a joke.
“There is no perfect choice in this election. There is the slightly crazy, out-of-control Donald Trump.”
“And then there is poor old Joe Biden, bumbling along without any clear plans, and likely to be a hostage to a bevy of querulous advisers.”
Downer did praise the way Trump has worked with Australia. His sister is an American citizen who will be voting for President Trump in this election. It is a bit surprising that Downer would endorse Trump considering the fact that it was he that aided the coup against him early in the collusion hoax. But, then again his opponent is Dementia Joe.
Downer reported that George Papadopoulos revealed to him that Russia would be releasing dirt on Hillary during the campaign. That information from Papadopoulos came from Obama’s spy, Stefan Halper. It was planted with Papadopoulos in hopes he would repeat it to someone else. That way they could spy on the Trump campaign.
From The Daily Caller
Some Republicans accused Downer of working with the Hillary Clinton campaign, the FBI, the CIA or other Western intelligence agencies to fabricate allegations in order to justify an investigation against the Trump campaign.
Downer addressed those allegations, which he has long denied, in his Trump endorsement.
“For me, I’ve had to put up with four years of Trump and some of his fringe cronies claiming I was part of a conspiracy with Hillary Clinton, the FBI, CIA, MI6, Italian intelligence, ASIS, Ukrainian spies and who knows who else, to bring him down,” Downer wrote.
Since that time when Russia was supposedly the hacker of the DNC emails, we found out that the intelligence community lied and that CrowdStrike not only could not say that Russia was the hacker, they could not even say the servers were hacked at all.
Many believe that Seth Rich was the one who leaked the emails and his death was a warning to anyone else seeking to expose the Democrats.
To date we have no solid evidence of that, mostly because Chris Wray is not allowing the release of FBI documents on the subject.
Special prosecutor John Durham and John Brennan are trying to work out the details of Brennan’s testimony and papers on the investigation into the Russian Collusion hoax and how it started. But, the Daily Caller says they have information that Brennan was told that he is not a target in the probe.
I find this very hard to believe and I am now less than 20% confident that we will see any justice for the FBI and the DOJ who committed numerous crimes. No one will go to prison if this is how they are conducting the investigation unless they have some low-level official they can use as a scapegoat.
NBC reported this week that John Durham had been asked to sit for an interview with Durham. A source says that Brennan has agreed to the interview and the two sides are working out the details.
I find it impossible to believe that Brennan who was in the middle of everything is not culpable in any way. We now know there was never any evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Trump or his campaign. We also know that Brennan claimed there was on national TV.
The investigation is winding down and the final report is expected by the end of this month or the beginning of September. I can see it is a distinct possibility that justice has been hijacked again and we will be forever at the mercy of the Deep State and the Democrats and their dirty tricks. I am so depressed right now.
The DOJ IG report says there were 17 cases where vital information was withheld and false information that was fed to the FISA Court. The FISA Court should be abolished since it has turned out to be utterly worthless.
From The Daily Caller
Durham is also reportedly investigating an Intelligence Community Assessment developed in late 2016 that said Russian President Vladimir Putin meddled in the 2016 election specifically to help Donald Trump win the presidency.
The New York Times reported on Dec. 19 that Durham had requested Brennan’s communications and other records as part of his inquiry into the CIA’s activities.
Durham has chased down other aspects of the Trump-Russia probe. He and Barr reportedly discussed Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud with Italian intelligence officials during a trip to Rome last year. According to George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser, Mifsud told him in April 2016 that the Russian government had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton that they might release before the election later that year.
Sally Yates joined a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Lindsey Graham. Her testimony is to be considered important because she threw James Comey under the bus.
She admitted under oath that James Comey had gone rogue in his attempts to frame Gen Michael Flynn. Going rogue means to operate outside the rules and regulations of the FBI.
She also said that if she had any idea of the extent to which the FBI and DOJ was lying to the FISA Court, she would not have signed the fourth application for a FISA warrant against Carter Page.
That sounds more like a CYA strategy than anything else. When you sign a FISA application, you are swearing that the evidence in the application has been verified.
Yates signed the FISA application on Jan 17th, 2017, just three days before Trump took office. This allowed the FBI to continue spying on Trump and his transition team.
The DOJ IG, Michael Horowitz released a scathing report the crimes the Deep State violated in their attempt to overthrow a duly elected president.
The IG report found that there were no less than 17 inaccuracies or outright lies in the FISA applications, including doctored documents and withholding important facts such as that Steele was found to be unreliable or that he was working for Hillary Clinton and the DNC.
Christopher Steele, in his report, stated that Page was part of a “well-developed conspiracy of cooperation” between Donald Trump and the Kremlin.
We now know there was not a single word of truth in the dossier and it was written to please the ones that hired him and not necessarily for getting at the truth.
From The Daily Caller
The IG report also said that FBI agents withheld information that undermined the theory that Page was acting as a covert agent of Russia. One of the FBI’s case agents failed to disclose that Page had served as an “operational contact” for the CIA through at least 2013, according to the IG report.
Yates told Sen. Lindsey Graham at Wednesday’s hearing that she was “shocked” by the revelations in the IG report. But she also defended the basis for the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. The bureau opened the probe, Crossfire Hurricane, on July 31, 2016 based on information from the Australian government regarding George Papadopoulos, another Trump campaign adviser.
For some time now, the idea that Italian intelligence played some kind of part in the Russian Collusion Hoax, possibly in aiding John Brennan, the head of the CIA at the time. Four top officials were already forced to resign without any reason being given.
Josef Mifsud was attached to Link University in Rome. That is where George Papadopoulos met him. The university has been raided and it is being reported that 14 people are currently under investigation. Papadopoulos says that it has to do with Mifsud, but there is nothing concrete at this point.
Papadopoulos in an interview with former Secret Service Agent, Dan Bongino explained the circumstances under which he met Maltese professor, Josef Mifsud. He had been working with a group in London when he announced he was leaving to work on the Trump campaign.
But, the group convinced him to travel to Rome with them to meet some people. He agreed, considering it a three-day vacation before returning to the United States. It was there at Link University that he met Mifsud. Papadopoulos later found out that the university was a training center for Western spies.
Link University has links to the CIA. At the time, John Brennan was the CIA chief and had supposedly enlisted the aid of Italian intelligence to allegedly plant false information on presidential candidate, Donald Trump.
We do know that AG Bill Barr and his hand-picked investigator traveled to Rome several times, gathering information on the origins of the spying effort against Donald Trump.Some say that Rome and London are the main locations for the Spygate scandal in Europe.
Former Trump political adviser Roger Stone on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress after being indicted last week as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
Stone appeared in federal court for the District of Columbia before Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson. He entered a not guilty plea through his attorney Robert Buschel. A status hearing was scheduled for Feb. 1.
Robinson on Tuesday ordered Stone not to travel anywhere other than Washington, the Eastern District of New York, and the Southern District of Florida while the case is pending. Robinson also said Stone is not permitted to have a passport in his possession or apply for any new passport. Stone was also ordered to return to court “whenever required.”
Stone, 66, was taken into custody last Friday after being indicted by a federal grand jury a day earlier as part of Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates in the 2016 presidential election. More than a dozen FBI agents arrived in tactical gear outside of Stone’s home early Friday morning.
The 24-page indictment released last Friday alleges that Stone worked to obstruct the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election by making false statements to the committee, denying he had records sought by the committee and persuading a witness to provide false testimony.
The indictment does not charge Stone with conspiring with WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy website that published the emails, or with Russian officers Mueller says hacked them. Instead, it accuses him of witness tampering, obstruction, and false statements about his interactions related to WikiLeaks.
Stone’s arrest drew scrutiny on social media—even from President Trump, who said “Border Coyotes, Drug Dealers and Human Traffickers are treated better.”
“At the crack of dawn, 29 FBI agents arrived at my home with 17 vehicles, with lights flashing, when they could have contacted my lawyer,” Stone explained after a court appearance on the day of his arrest. “But the FBI agents were extraordinarily courteous.”
Stone’s attorney added that his client’s arrest was a “spectacle.”
But one senior federal law enforcement source told Fox News that the operation was “standard” for a home arrest. The source told Fox News that home arrests typically take place early in the morning with a team of FBI agents in protective gear, adding that Stone’s situation was “nothing out of the ordinary.”
Stone served as an adviser to Trump for years before Trump ran for president. He left Trump’s campaign in August 2015, but maintained regular contact with and publicly supported the Trump campaign throughout the 2016 presidential election.
Mueller’s investigation, which was initially ordered to look into the 2016 election, has gone on for more than a year and half. It has expanded to probe financial crimes of Trump associates before the election, conversations Trump’s national security adviser had with the Russians during the transition and whether Trump obstructed justice with his comments and actions related to the probe.
Twenty-six Russian nationals and three Russian companies have been charged with interfering in the 2016 presidential election. But none of the Trump associates connected to Trump have been charged with crimes related to collusion.
Other convictions include former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who both pleaded guilty to making false statements in 2017. Former campaign adviser Rick Gates in 2018 pleaded guilty and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted and later pleaded guilty in a separate financial crimes case dating back before the 2016 election.
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements in a case brought by Mueller in November. Alex van der Zwaan, a London-based lawyer, pleaded guilty to making false statements this year, and Richard Pinedo, a California man, pleaded guilty to identity fraud in 2018.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.
Source: Roger Stone pleads not guilty to Mueller charges in federal court