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Report: Brennan and Clapper to Be Interviewed as Part of Investigation Into Russia Probe

Report: Brennan and Clapper to Be Interviewed as Part of Investigation Into Russia Probe | 21 Oct 2019 | U.S. Attorney John Durham intends to interview former CIA Director [and unindicted 9/11 co-conspirator] John Brennan as part of his investigation into U.S. intelligence agencies' activities in the Trump-Russia probe, according to NBC News. Brennan told NBC News, where he is an analyst, that both he and James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, are sought for interviews with Durham's investigators. The interviews, should they occur, would signal that Durham is expanding his investigation.

Where is the FISA report? Anticipation builds as DOJ watchdog still hasn't released review

Where is the FISA report? Anticipation builds as DOJ watchdog still hasn't released review | 21 Oct 2019 | For weeks, it's been speculated the long-awaited review of alleged surveillance abuses by the Department of Justice and the FBI during the investigation into Russia’s purported meddling in the 2016 presidential election could drop any day. It's still not here. For more than a year and a half, Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been investigating alleged misconduct related to the FISA warrants delivered by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). The Justice Department and FBI obtained warrants in 2016 to surveil Trump adviser Carter Page. It is unclear, at this point, if Page was the only Trump official that the DOJ obtained a FISA warrant against.

Durham's probe into possible FBI misconduct expanded based on new evidence, sources say

Durham's probe into possible FBI misconduct expanded based on new evidence, sources say | 22 Oct 2019 | U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the origins of the FBI's 2016 Russia probe has expanded based on new evidence uncovered during a recent trip to Rome with Attorney General Bill Barr, sources told Fox News on Tuesday. The sources said Durham was "very interested" to question former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan, an anti-Trump critic who recently dismissed the idea. The two Obama administration officials were at the helm when the unverified and largely discredited Steele dossier, written by British ex-spy Christopher Steele and funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee, was used to justify a secret surveillance warrant against former Trump adviser Carter Page.

CNN: Biden likened Clinton impeachment to 'partisan lynching' in 1998

CNN: Biden likened Clinton impeachment to 'partisan lynching' in 1998 | 22 Oct 2019 | White House hopeful Joe Biden has condemned President Trump for likening the impeachment inquiry to a "lynching," though he made a similar comparison when describing the impeachment investigation against former President Bill Clinton. "Even if the President should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met the standard, the very high bar, that was set by the founders as to what constituted an impeachable offense," then-Sen. Biden (D-Del.) said in a 1998 interview with CNN, which was unearthed by CNN's KFile.

Trudeau to serve another term as prime minister after Liberals win plurality

Trudeau to serve another term as prime minister after Liberals win plurality | 22 Oct 2019 | Justin Trudeau is poised to serve another term as Canadian prime minister after his Liberal Party earned a plurality of seats in the general election, according to projections from CBC News. The news network is projecting that the Liberals will form a minority government. The official results will be announced once all of the votes are counted, according to NBC News. Trudeau's victory comes after polls indicated he would be pitted in a tight race against the Conservative Party's Andrew Scheer.

House votes to set aside resolution censuring Adam Schiff

House votes to set aside resolution censuring Adam Schiff | 21 Oct 2019 | The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted Monday evening to table, or set aside, a resolution to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for his handling of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The vote was 218 to 185 to table the resolution, which the Republican minority had introduced. All Democrats voted to table the censure resolution, with all Republicans voting against tabling. Independent Michigan Rep. [Deep State dirt-bag] Justin Amash, who left the Republican Party earlier this year, voted to table the resolution.

Transgender Cyclist Who Set Women's World Record Wouldn't Have Qualified For Men's Championship

Transgender Cyclist Who Set Women's World Record Wouldn't Have Qualified For Men's Championship | 21 Oct 2019 | Rachel McKinnon is a professional Canadian cyclist who was born a biological male, but now identifies as a female. According to Union Cyclist Internationale Masters Track Championship rules, McKinnon therefore is allowed to compete against women instead of against men. McKinnon has previously claimed that being born a male but racing against women is not only fair, but a human right for transgender individuals. McKinnon won a second Women's Sprint World Championship over the weekend, but the Canadian's qualifying time for this competition would not have even been fast enough to qualify for the men's championship.

'I can't think properly:' Assange disoriented as court rejects delay for extradition proceedings

'I can't think properly:' Assange disoriented as court rejects delay for extradition proceedings | 21 Oct 2019 | With his supporters rallying outside the court building, Julian Assange showed signs of exhaustion and psychological torment as his lawyer made a bid to delay US extradition proceedings -- but the London court ruled against him. Cleanly shaven and dressed in a navy suit, the WikiLeaks co-founder appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday to seek the postponement of an extradition hearing scheduled for February -- but the impact of six months behind bars at London's maximum security Belmarsh Prison have clearly taken a toll. Reports from inside the court suggest that Assange, who shot to international prominence for revealing US war crimes, even struggled to say his own name and date of birth. He reportedly held back tears as he told the court that he couldn't "think properly." His lawyer argued that the US government had attempted to kidnap and cause harm to Assange, and said he would need more time to compile evidence for the case.

Trump defends Gabbard from Clinton's attacks: 'These people are sick'

Trump defends Gabbard from Clinton's attacks: 'These people are sick' | 21 Oct 2019 | President Trump on Monday assailed former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for suggesting Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is favored by Russia in the 2020 White House race. "Hillary Clinton, I don't know if you've heard of her, she's the one accusing everybody of being a Russian agent. Anybody that is opposed to her is a Russian agent," Trump told reporters during a Cabinet meeting. "That's a scam that was pretty much put down. I don't know Tulsi, but she's not a Russian agent," Trump continued. "I don't know Jill Stein. I know she''s an environmentalist...and probably a good woman...These people are sick. There's something wrong with them," Trump said.

Beto O'Rourke to MSNBC: Trump's rhetoric 'perhaps inspired by Goebbels'

Beto O'Rourke to MSNBC: Trump's rhetoric 'perhaps inspired by Goebbels' | 20 Oct 2019 | President Trump's dishonest political rhetoric may have been inspired by Adolf Hitler's notorious propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke said in a bold claim during a Sunday TV interview. O'Rourke made the remarks on MSNBC's "PoliticsNation." "President Trump, perhaps inspired by Goebbels and the propagandists of the Third Reich, seems to employ this tactic that the bigger the lie, the more obscene the injustice, the more dizzying the pace of this bizarre behavior, the less likely we are to be able to do something about it," he said.

Ocasio-Cortez throws support to Sanders at Queens rally

Ocasio-Cortez throws support to Sanders at Queens rally | 19 Oct 2019 | Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) threw her support behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday as the Democratic presidential hopeful made his return to the campaign trail following a heart attack earlier this month. Ocasio-Cortez, a rising progressive star with a huge social media following, cited Sanders as an inspiration for her own decision to get into politics and tied her progressive goals to the 78-year-old Vermont senator. She also credited him with giving her hope for her 2018 congressional campaign in which she unseated longtime Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.).

State Department report on Clinton emails finds hundreds of violations, dozens of individuals at fault

State Department report on Clinton emails finds hundreds of violations, dozens of individuals at fault | 18 Oct 2019 | A State Department report into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server for government business, obtained by Fox News on Friday, found dozens of individuals at fault and hundreds of security violations. The report summarized an administrative review of the handling of classified information relating to Clinton’s private email server used during her tenure as the nation's highest-ranking diplomat between 2009 and 2013. The report, dated Sept. 13., was delivered to the office of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., who was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee until last year.

Gabbard hits back at 'queen of warmongers' Clinton

Gabbard hits back at 'queen of warmongers' Clinton | 18 Oct 2019 | Presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) did not hold back Friday when responding to 2016 nominee Hilary Clinton's suggestion that she is the "favorite of the Russians" for 2020, excoriating the former secretary of State as "the queen of warmongers" and "personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party." ...Through a series of tweets, Gabbard went right at Clinton, calling her the "embodiment of corruption" among the Democratic Party establishment. "From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation," Gabbard said. "We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know -- it was always you," she added.

Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a 'Russian asset' groomed to ensure Trump re-election

Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a 'Russian asset' groomed to ensure Trump re-election | 18 Oct 2019 | Hillary Clinton said that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being groomed by Moscow to run as a third-party spoiler candidate in 2020 to help President Trump win re-election. The former Secretary of State pushed the theory on the Campaign HQ podcast hosted by David Plouffe, President Barack Obama's campaign manager in 2008...Plouffe asked Clinton about the part third-party candidates like Jill Stein of the Green Party played in 2016, allowing Trump to secure key states. "They are also going to do third party again," Clinton said. "I'm not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third party candidate," Clinton said, referring to Gabbard without mentioning the Hawaii representative by name. "She is a favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and ways of supporting her so far. That's assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not because she is also a Russian asset."

Kurdish Forces Inexplicably Freed Hundreds of ISIS Terrorists in Syria Throughout 2017

Flashback: Kurdish Forces Inexplicably Freed Hundreds of ISIS Terrorists in Syria Throughout 2017 | 13 Oct 2019 | Ever since President Donald Trump made the announcement that he was removing troops from Northern Syria earlier this week, proponents of permanent military occupation of the Middle East in the GOP have been outraged. They have claimed we must stay in the region to help our allies, the Kurds. "President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria is having sickening and predictable consequences," said Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Deep State-WY), whose father [and Grade 'A' sociopath] was the architect of the disastrous Iraq War...Reuters reported on the startling development at the time: A civil council expected to rule Raqqa once Islamic State is dislodged from the Syrian city pardoned 83 of the jihadist group's low-ranking militants on Saturday, a goodwill gesture designed to promote stability...Far from an isolated incident, the Kurdish-led SDF also allowed hundreds of ISIS fighters to escape from Raqqa along with their families later that year.

Japan imported Ebola, Marburg virus, and Lassa virus ahead of the 2020 Olympics

Japan imported Ebola, Marburg virus, and Lassa virus ahead of the 2020 Olympics --The deadly virus is one of five that have been brought to a 'secure laboratory.' | 15 Oct 2019 | Japan is preparing for tens of thousands of international tourists to descend on Tokyo for the Olympic Games next year -- and that includes being ready for unwanted biological visitors. Last month, Japan imported Ebola and four other dangerous viruses in preparation for a possible outbreak at the event. The Japanese health ministry says researchers will use the samples, which include Marburg virus, Lassa virus, and the viruses that cause South American haemorrhagic fever and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, to validate tests under development. The viruses' arrival represents the first time that pathogens rated biosafety-level-4 (BSL-4) -- the most dangerous rating -- have been allowed to enter the Japanese National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), the only facility in the country operating at that level. [Right, because the safety procedures at the Fukushima nuclear plant have worked so well...]

'Tough love' with Turkey got Syria ceasefire done - Trump

'Tough love' with Turkey got Syria ceasefire done - Trump | 17 Oct 2019 | US President Donald Trump hailed the news that Turkey agreed to halt its operation in Syria pending the withdrawal of Kurdish militia from the 'safe zone' along the border, crediting his "tough love" approach for the breakthrough. "This deal could NEVER have been made 3 days ago. There needed to be some 'tough' love in order to get it done," Trump tweeted on Thursday, adding he was "proud of all" involved. Moments earlier, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Ankara had agreed to a 120-hour ceasefire, and to stop its 'Operation Peace Spring' entirely if the US-allied Kurdish militias completed their withdrawal beyond a 20-kilometer "safe zone" along the Turkey-Syria border.

Energy Chief Perry Tells Trump He Plans to Leave Post Soon

Energy Chief Perry Tells Trump He Plans to Leave Post Soon | 17 Oct 2019 | Energy Secretary Rick Perry notified President Donald Trump Thursday that he will soon be leaving the post, according to two people familiar with the matter. Perry, one of the administration's original cabinet secretaries, enjoyed good rapport with Trump. The former Texas governor has recently come under scrutiny in the House impeachment inquiry over his discussions with Ukraine. Perry's departure date is unclear.

Cummings, powerful congressman leading Trump probe, has died

Cummings, powerful congressman leading Trump probe, has died | 17 Oct 2019 | Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68...As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings led investigations of the president's government dealings, including probes in 2019 relating to Trump's family members serving in the White House.

Turkey to halt military operation against Kurds in N. Syria, ceasefire will last for 120 hours - US VP Pence

Turkey to halt military operation against Kurds in N. Syria, ceasefire will last for 120 hours - US VP Pence | 17 Oct 2019 | Turkey has agreed to temporarily halt its military operation against Syria's Kurdish-led militias, allowing them to withdraw from the country's border, US Vice President Mike Pence said during a visit to Ankara. There, the American delegation held talks with the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan - a visit that comes at a time of heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. "Today the United States and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria," Pence announced during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The ceasefire between the Turkish military backed by affiliated militants and the Kurdish-led fighters is set to last 120 hours.

MPs win bid to vote on second Brexit referendum in Saturday parliament showdown

MPs win bid to vote on second Brexit referendum in Saturday parliament showdown --The Commons is due to sit on a Saturday for the first time in decades | 17 Oct 2019 | MPs have won a key parliamentary vote paving the way for a Commons bid to secure a second referendum on Saturday. Ex-Tory backbencher Sir Oliver Letwin led a successful attempt to allow backbench MPs to amend Boris Johnson's Brexit plans, in a knife-edge vote that passed by 287 votes to 275. MPs also approved a rare Saturday sitting to scrutinise Mr Johnson's new plan - but the government's proposal for a short debate on a motion to either "approve the deal or approve a no-deal Brexit" were derailed by the backbench victory.

Sandy Hook victim's father awarded $450,000 by Wisconsin jury as battle continues against 'conspiracy' theorists

Sandy Hook victim's father awarded $450,000 by Wisconsin jury as battle continues against 'conspiracy' theorists | 17 Oct 2019 | A Sandy Hook shooting victim's father was awarded $450,000 by a Wisconsin jury Tuesday, marking a win in a years-long battle to challenge conspiracy theorists who claim the 2012 shooting was an elaborate hoax. Leonard Pozner, the father of 6-year-old Noah, who was killed in the [alleged] shooting, sued James Fetzer [, Ph.D., and former Marine Corps officer - facts that the Hartford Courant continually "forgets"] and Mike Palacek, who co-wrote edited [along with six Ph.D.s and other experts] the book, Nobody Died at Sandy Hook, which alleges the Newtown massacre was staged by the federal government [and which was pulled from the Digital Gulag fascist flagship, Amazon dot com]. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that Fetzer, a retired professor, plans to appeal after the jury said he must pay Pozner $450,000. Palacek, the co-author, settled with Pozner, but details of the agreement were not available.

Stephen Nichols reinstated as crossing guard

Stephen Nichols reinstated as crossing guard --After tsunami of online support, former Tisbury cop says he'll return to the kids 'I love.' | 14 Oct 2019 | A Tisbury School crossing guard who had been relieved of duty and had his personal firearms confiscated for alleged threats to the Tisbury School was reinstated to his position on Columbus Day morning. Stephen Nichols was pulled from his post Sept. 20 after a waitress at Linda Jean's Restaurant allegedly overheard Nichols make threats to the school two days earlier. Nichols has staunchly denied he threatened the school, and said he was pointing out what he deemed a hole in school security.

84-Year-Old Korean War and Police Veteran, School Crossing Guard Has Guns Confiscated Under 'Red Flag Law'

84-Year-Old Korean War and Police Veteran, School Crossing Guard Has Guns Confiscated Under 'Red Flag Law' --Stephen Nichols's guns were confiscated after criticizing a school resource officer for poor attendance. | 13 Oct 2019 | Local residents of a Martha's Vineyard town in Massachusetts are up in arms after a revered school crossing guard has had his legally owned guns and carry license confiscated by police. Stephen Nichols is an 84-year old Korean War veteran who served as a police officer of Tisbury, Massachusetts, for six decades. He's been employed as a school crossing guard of the Tisbury School, until recent termination as a result of the same unclear incident that's resulted in the red flag gun seizure executed against him. Local reports indicate that Nichols had criticized a local school resource officer in a manner that was interpreted as a threat by the officer and local law enforcement. Nichols was evidently unhappy that the resource officer was taking coffee breaks when children were arriving at school in the morning.

Schiff hints he'll push House to impeach Trump for blocking witnesses

Schiff hints he'll push House to impeach Trump for blocking witnesses | 16 Oct 2019 | House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said the White House is obstructing an impeachment inquiry by blocking the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and other key witnesses from testifying. "We consider this act today, and the withholding of the ambassador’s documents and other efforts to discourage other State Department witnesses, as further acts of obstruction of a co-equal branch of government," Schiff said Tuesday. The California Democrat made the accusation after the State Department blocked Gordon Sondland's testimony hours before his scheduled appearance at a closed-door session on Capitol Hill.

GOP challenger files ethics complaint against Schiff for purporting to obtain compromising Trump pictures

GOP challenger files ethics complaint against Schiff for purporting to obtain compromising Trump pictures | 16 Oct 2019 | A prank call by Russian deejays fished in Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., but a Republican challenging him for his House seat doesn't think the call, in which Schiff expressed eagerness to get "compromising material" on President Trump, is a laughing matter. Jon Hollis, who is running for the Los Angeles-area seat held by Schiff since 2001, has filed an ethics complaint against his opponent based on the 2017 call, in which a phony Ukrainian politician claimed to have graphic photos of the then newly-inaugurated President Trump.

Flynn lawyer wants prosecutors to turn over cellphones from mysterious professor linked to Russia probe

Flynn lawyer wants prosecutors to turn over cellphones from mysterious professor linked to Russia probe | 16 Oct 2019 | The lawyer representing Michael Flynn in the case against the former national security adviser demanded federal prosecutors turn over two cellphones used by a shadowy professor whose role in the Trump-Russia investigation has long been shrouded in mystery. Flynn's attorney, Sidney Powell, filed a motion on Tuesday seeking the devices that belonged to Maltese Professor Joseph Mifsud, claiming that they contained imperative information to the defense of her client. "This information is material, exculpatory, and relevant to the defense of Mr. Flynn," Powell wrote in the court filing.

Biden Lied for Years About the Driver Involved in His Wife and Daughter's Death

Flashback: Biden Lied for Years About the Driver Involved in His Wife and Daughter's Death | 16 Oct 2019 | While it's impossible to measure the grief of a man who loses his young wife and infant daughter in a car collision, it's both possible and necessary to take the measure of a man who spent years falsely claiming the other driver may have been drunk. During Joe Biden's 2008 run as Barack Obama's running mate, Pamela Hamill -- the daughter of that other driver -- asked that the then-senator make a public apology for the years he'd spent impugning her father. Curtis Dunn was driving the tractor-trailer that collided with the car driven by Biden's first wife, Neilia...Neilia and the girl died of their injuries, despite Dunn's attempts to provide first aid, and the Bidens' sons were also hurt very badly. POLITICO wrote in January of this year that a friend of Bidens looked into the accident at the time and concluded, "She had a stop sign. The truck driver did not."

Contra Costa County Fire: ATF serves search warrant at NuStar Energy facility, source says

Contra Costa County Fire: ATF serves search warrant at NuStar Energy facility, source says --Agencies want to secure evidence as quickly as possible | 16 Oct 2019 | (Crockett, CA) A source has confirmed that ATF agents served a search warrant at NuStar Energy facility in Crockett following the massive fire Tuesday...The search included items like servers that contain video of the storage tanks before and during the explosion. Teams of firefighters, investigators and representatives from CAL OSHA are on scene at the NuStar Energy facility in Crockett today trying to find a cause for yesterday's fire and making sure it doesn't flare up again.

Surging Warren draws Democrats' fire

Surging Warren draws Democrats' fire | 15 Oct 2019 | Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) came under fire from several of her Democratic rivals at Tuesday's primary debate, reflecting her newfound front-runner status and testing her ability to weather criticism. A handful of contenders took turns criticizing Warren over everything from her support for "Medicare for All" to her oft-repeated call for an additional tax on the wealthiest Americans...The barrage of attacks is reflective of Warren's top-tier status in the Democratic primary contest. She's steadily climbed to the top of polls in recent weeks, in some cases even surpassing former Vice President Joe Biden, the longtime front-runner.

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