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Did DOJ Attorneys Lie to Rod Rosenstein about the FISA Application?

Rod Rosenstein couldn’t say that he read the FISA application that he signed. He only affirmed that he had been briefed on it by DOJ attorneys.

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Attorney General Rosenstein testified DOJ attorneys briefed him on the FISA application and told him something different than what “reports” are claiming!

Rod Rosenstein couldn’t say that he read the FISA application that he signed. He only affirmed that he had been briefed on it by DOJ attorneys.

People have been cogitating about what Rosenstein meant when he said that his understanding of the FISA application is different than what has been said in published reports. Those reports come from eyewitnesses who have read the FISA application, including Republicans in Congress.

The Conservative Treehouse suggests that this may indicate that the DOJ attorneys lied to Rosenstein. Not only that, they did it because Rosenstein answered to Trump and Trump was the target of a conterintelligence operation. In other words, they will be very difficult to prosecute.

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The Conservative Treehouse writes, “Unfortunately Every Investigative Trail Comes Back to the Dead End of FISA  Abuse…

First, the public information about the FISA application is: the Nunes memo; the Schiff memo; and the Grassley memo. All direct sourced from the actual application.  Second, all members of the House and Senate intelligence committee have been allowed access to the “full and unredacted” FISA application since April 6th, 2018. So there is no way for Rosenstein to hide behind the customary opaque nature of this specific FISA issue to congress. In short, he can’t lie about it.

Deputy AG Rosenstein is essentially saying he was mislead by “a team of attorneys from the Department of Justice.” That’s a fanciful way of saying the DOJ-NSD briefing officials lied to him about the content of the reauthorization application.

OK, so in response we might initially say: ‘well if they lied to you, then prosecute them damnit’…. and our voices would be righteous. However, the weasels have an out that President Obama helped create….

Remember the Susan Rice, James Comey, James Clapper and Loretta Lynch meeting in the Oval Office that Rice wrote down in her inauguration day memo-to-self?   Remember the “by the book” instructions.

Well, it would be “by the book” for the DOJ-NSD officials to lie to the Deputy AG about a counterintelligence operation, if the Deputy AG was within linear authority to the subject or target of the counterintelligence operation.  They are allowed to lie to him.

Setting aside the inherent malicious motive of the usurping officials within the DOJ-NSD during this entire aspect of their “insurance policy” deployment; the DOJ-NSD was investigating Trump; Rosenstein was an appointee of the Trump administration…. under this construct, and accepting this is a counterintelligence operation of the U.S. government unto itself; and accepting that President Trump could ask Rosenstein at any time about the underlying nature of the investigation; the DOJ-NSD lying to Rosenstein is reconciled/allowed  under the “by the book” permissions.

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Judge Sullivan Hires High-Profile Attorney To Argue His Reasons For Not Dropping Flynn Case

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The federal judge Emmet Sullivan overseeing the case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn has hired a high-profile attorney to help with his response to an appeals court, The Washington Post reported.

The judge was ordered by an appeals court this week to explain his unorthodox handling of Michael Flynn’s ongoing case in district court. The DOJ this month moved to drop its case against Flynn, but Sullivan declined to immediately do so, instead, he’s appointing a retired judge to argue against dismissing the case.

He has retained Beth Wilkinson to represent him in defending his decision to a federal appeals court in Washington, according to a person familiar with the hire who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

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As you know by now, the Department of Justice moved to drop the federal government’s case against Michael Flynn in light of new evidence, but the presiding judge in the case, Judge Emmet Sullivan, has resisted. He opened the case to public comment and appointed a retired judge, John Gleeson, to look into the possibility of trying Flynn for contempt of court for perjury. Gleeson had said he’d have his amicus brief filed by June 10, but on Thursday, a three-judge appeals court panel gave Sullivan until June 1 to explain his reasoning for not dropping the case.

Now it looks like Sullivan is pushing back even harder, as he’s hired a prominent trial lawyer to argue his desire to investigate whether dropping the case would be legal and ethical.

Sullivan is looking for all the help he can get not to dismiss the case and to charge Flynn with contempt of court. The Washington Post reports:

The federal judge who refused a Justice Department request to immediately drop the prosecution of former Trump adviser Michael Flynn has hired a high-profile trial lawyer to argue his reasons for investigating whether dismissing the case is legally or ethically appropriate.  More

You know I am not an attorney, but if a very experienced sitting Judge can’t articulate the reasons that he made a decision or order then the decision/order is probably unfounded.

Also, if a very experienced sitting federal judge needs to hire a high-profile attorney to shield himself then the order/decision is probably not just unfounded but possibly illegal too.

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Coronavirus Death Counts Found Wildly Over Reported

The number of people who have died from the coronavirus have been inflated by states hoping to milk the deaths for federal dollars.

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More proof is coming out each week that the number of people who have actually died from the coronavirus have been greatly inflated by states hoping to milk the deaths for federal dollars.

On Saturday, it was reported that Colorado had to amend its death count because the reported numbers were far higher than the really are.

Per Fox News:

The change came after Colorado’s Department of Public Health admitted that its COVID-19 death toll was counting those who tested positive for the coronavirus but had died of other causes, Fox 31 Denver reported late Friday.

The department now says 1,150 Coloradoans who died had COVID-19 but only 878 of those deaths were “due to” COVID-19.

“We have been reporting at the state, deaths among people who had COVID-19 at the time of death and the cause of that death may or may not have been COVID-19,” said Dr. Eric France, the health state department’s chief medical officer.

France noted that state officials began hearing from hospitals, medical examiners, doctors, and others that the numbers were suspect.

One such story emerged from Montezuma County where a 35-year-old man was added to the coronavirus death rolls, but who didn’t actually die from the virus.

“The state is reporting that death as a COVID death, but our health department wanted to let people know that even though the person did have the virus, they did not die from it,” county officials said.

The numbers in Michigan have also come under a cloud.

“I think a lot of clinicians are putting that condition (COVID-19) on death certificates when it might not be accurate because they died with coronavirus and not of coronavirus,” Macomb County, Mich., Chief Medical Examiner Daniel Spitz told the Ann Arbor News last month.

“Are they entirely accurate? No,” Spitz said. “Are people dying of it? Absolutely. Are people dying of other things and coronavirus is maybe getting credit? Yeah, probably.”

Similar miscounting is occurring in states across the nation.

Per Fox News:

Illinois has been accused of skewing its COVID-19 death count. The CDC on Friday reported 3,792 coronavirus deaths in Illinois, which has been hard hit by the pandemic.

In April, the state’s Director of Public Health Dr. Ngozi Ezike told a coronavirus news briefing that the state’s COVID-19 death toll was counting those who died of “a clear alternate cause” but had the virus at the same time.

Another death in Arkansas was tallied as a COVID-29 death despite the truth of the matter.

In Arkansas, where 97 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, the count includes a woman who died at a nursing home in April.

But KTHV-TV reported interviewing the woman’s daughter, who had questions about including her mother in the count.

“My mother was 91 when she passed,” the daughter, who requested anonymity, said. “She had been in hospice since January. I feel the diagnosis of ‘respiratory failure due to COVID-19’ is not true. To add a death due to the virus just to inflate the numbers is not right.”

Indeed, San Diego recently had to admit that it has had only six actually COVID-19 deaths despite recent claims.

This sort of nonsense is going on everywhere.

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Secret Service Busts Nigerian Crooks Defrauding U.S. Unemployment System for Hundreds of Millions

The U.S. Secret Service has busted a Nigerian fraud ring bilking America for “hundreds of millions” in fraudulent unemployment payments.

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The U.S. Secret Service has busted a Nigerian fraud ring that has been bilking America for “hundreds of millions” in fraudulent unemployment payments.

As if the U.S. isn’t bankrupting itself fast enough with the massive loss of jobs amid this coronavirus hysteria, now we find the Nigerians stealing millions from us with our obviously easily defrauded unemployment benefit system.

A Secret Service memo obtained by the New York Times described the attack as a well-organized Nigerian fraud ring that may be stealing “hundreds of millions of dollars.”

“We are actively running down every lead we are getting,” Roy Dotson, a special agent who specializes in financial fraud at the Secret Service, told the paper.

The foreign crooks are using stolen Social Security numbers and other personal information likely purchased by hackers to file for unearned benefits.

The fraud ring jumped into action thanks to the millions of lost jobs because of the coronavirus lockdowns.

The first place the growing fraud was seen was in the State of Washington where people who did not file for unemployment found that their names were being used to file for fraudulent benefits.

The Secret Service noted that the fraud is slowing down response time for people who are legally filing for benefits.

At Bellingham, Washington’s Western Washington University, more than 400 of 2,500 employees have been targeted with fake unemployment claims, the university’s spokesman told the Times.

“This is a gut punch,” said Suzi LeVine, the commissioner of the Washington State Employment Security Department.

The Secret Service said they are also finding evidence of the fake claims in Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Wyoming.

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Nancy Pelosi Admits What Democrats Want Would Cost An “Endless Amount Of Money”

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admits that the coronavirus relief measures that the Democrats are planning would cost an “endless amount of money.” From an interview on CNN with host Jake Tapper.

 

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Outrageous: Now Leftist L.A. Mayor Proclaims that City ‘Will Never Completely Open’

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The left-wing mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has issued the shocking proclamation that the city will “never” fully re-open because of the coronavirus.

The liberal mayor insisted this week that the city will never fully reopen until there is a “cure” for the feared coronavirus.

This, though, is an utterly unscientific proclamation because science has yet to cure many viruses like the coronavirus. So, if Garcetti is going to wait for a “cure,” he may never be ready to allow his city to reopen.

These outrageous comments come on the heels of his decision to keep much of L.A. shuttered through August.

In a rambling interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, Garcetti attempted to clarify comments made by county public health director Barbara Ferrer that initially suggested the coronavirus lockdown would stretch into August.

Garcetti scolded residents telling them not to “overreact” to Ferrer’s comments, but added that L.A. would “never be completely open” until there is a vaccine for COVID-19.

“I think we have to all recognize that we’re not moving beyond COVID-19,” Garcetti exclaimed. “We’re learning to live with it.”

“We’ve never been fully closed, we’ll never be completely open until we have cure,” he said.

But even the left-wing media’s favorite doctor, Anthony Fauci, noted that there may never be am effective vaccine. “There’s no guarantee that the vaccine is actually going to be effective,” he said.

So, if Garcetti intends to shut down L.A. permanently, the city will be entirely destroyed.

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California Prisoners Tried to Give Each Other Coronavirus to Get Free Ticket Out of Jail Card

California’s criminals used the coronavirus to get out of jail by trying to give the virus to each other, reports say.

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California’s criminals used the coronavirus to try and get out of jail free by trying to give the virus to each other, reports say.

Prisoners at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, California, were caught on video passing a paper cup to each other and huffing air through a used medical mask in an attempt to get infected with the virus according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.

Sheriff Villanueva said that the inmates had the “mistaken belief” that they could pass the virus to each other, the New York Post reported.

The sheriff said that the plot was “a way to force our hand and somehow release more inmates out of our jail environment.”

Still, Villanueva did report that 21 of the prisoners did contract the virus “as a result of the behavior.”

Naturally, all the inmates denied trying to infect themselves.

You can’t blame the crooks for the attempt, though.

After all, the left-wing state has already freed 5,000 inmates because authorities are afraid they would get coronavirus in jail.

Despite the release, the state has still diagnosed 357 prisoners with the virus still in the system.

But with the state freeing people for such an idiotic reason, of COURSE the prisoners tried to infect themselves.

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Trump Tweets Jesse Watters’ Breakdown Of #ObamaGate

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President Donald Trump tweeted Jesse Watters’ breakdown of #ObamaGate in which  Jesse Watters says new smoking-gun documents are coming.

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#ObamaGate finally started trending today after all the information about the scandalous Obama administration that was confirmed this week.

One reason was because President Donald Trump tweeted a great recitation of some of that information, as recounted by Fox’s Jesse Watters.

It’s always been astonishing that the media has treated the Obama Administration as though it were free of scandal, that all Obama was guilty of was wearing a “tan suit.” The Watters video leads with Obama saying in 2017 that his administration was the only one “without a major scandal.” Does he think that people can’t remember that far back? Indeed, there were a boatload of scandals, from spying on reporters and Congress to the biggest one of all still being uncovered: spying on their political opponents. But perhaps the biggest scandal was there never being any consequences for their actions despite their actions and the media just always moved on, never holding them to account.

As Watters lays out, he lists the various Obama officials who called Trump a traitor and implied there was evidence of collusion with Putin. Yet they all knew that was untrue, indeed they testified to that themselves. So they were out and out lying to the public each and every time they said it. House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) didn’t want to release the transcripts that would show they were lying until he was forced to by the Director of National Intelligence, Ric Grenell. Schiff knew there was no evidence of collusion, yet he, too, continued to lie publicly and say that there was. They stoked unprecedented division to undermine a political opponent in order to try to regain power. More

Let’s hope all the posturing is finally over. I believe it’s time. For the last three and a half years we watched as democrats did their horrid chicken dance for all the world to see. The impeachment fiasco for sure. Let’s hope that Barr and Durham do have guns loaded and will go after these traitors with the full force of the law!

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