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Did Nellie Ohr lie to Congress?

Conservative Treehouse makes the case. It's pretty open and shut. The claim is based on Nellie's application for a HAM radio license, which is a public document now verified by FOIA request, and what she told Congress about how that license compared to her employment at Fusion GPS. She told Congress she got the license "well before" working for Fusion, but it appears from the document that she actually applied for the license after gaining employment at Fusion GPS.

This doesn't seem like a big deal, but... why lie to Congress about it?

Speculation is that she was using it to communicate with others, possibly still inside the intel community, without being monitored. But that's just a guess. The dates -- and her lie -- are not just guesses; they are evidence.

Mon Apr 22 08:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Being a Dick costs you $150 million

Daily CallerDick’s CEO Edward Stack – with evident pressure from the media and anti-gun lobby – has embarked on an escalating series of policies to restrict the chain’s sale of guns, at one point a significant part of the company’s revenue stream.

Now Bloomberg’s own media outlet, Bloomberg.com, is reporting that Dick’s itself estimates the price of its anti-gun advocacy at $150 million in lost sales in 2018, or almost 2% of the company’s annual revenue.

The people of the gun have a very, very long memory. And Dick's has now joined Bloomberg's gun control group, suggesting they realize they have burned their bridges.

Mon Apr 22 07:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that unbiased media...

Mon Apr 22 06:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter

Details. Three churches and three hotels were targets. Death toll of at least two hundred, and approximate 450 injured. Given the location, timing, and method (suicide bombs) it's almost certain to be an islamic terror attack.

Sun Apr 21 14:46:36 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Attkisson 4th Amd lawsuit dismissed

Daily CallerA federal court ruled 2-1 last week against allowing Sharyl Attkisson to revive her suit over the Obama administration’s alleged efforts to hack her personal devices. The ruling spells doom for Americans victimized by government hackers in the future.

The ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of her case against President’s Obama Attorney General Eric Holder, “six unknown agents” and others. Forensic investigators working for Attkisson — a former reporter for CBS — found that proprietary government software was used to hack her home and business computers, but the court denied her any right to pursue further evidence.

The case represents a serious blow to the Fourth Amendment, which guarantees our right to be secure in our “papers and effects.”

One of the major flaws in the Constitution as written is the lack of a significant enforcement mechanism. There are no penalties for the government violating the 4th Amendment. Sure, they can't use the evidence against you in court -- usually. But there are so many other things they can do with the surveillance results that don't involve courts.

Sun Apr 21 08:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

DOJ ordered to hand over Comey memos

Epoch TimesA federal judge ordered the Department of Justice to hand over the memos drafted by former FBI Director James Comey in which he recorded the details of his one-on-one conversations with President Donald Trump.

Judge James Boasberg ruled in favor of CNN, the Daily Caller News Foundation, Judicial Watch, and others ordering the Justice Department and the FBI to turn over the memos to the court by April 1.

We've seen most of them, but it will be interesting to see beneath the redactions.

Sun Apr 21 07:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

California judge strikes down standard capacity magazine ban

Power LineYesterday, Judge Roger Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California handed down an 86-page decision holding that California’s ban on magazines that contain more than ten rounds violates the Second Amendment. Judge Benitez’s decision is closely reasoned and unsparing in its dismantling of the feeble evidentiary case made on behalf of the state. It is premised largely on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller.

This will likely end up at the Supreme Court itself. 9th Circuit will strike it down, almost inevitably. The Supreme Court, with new presumably pro-gun members, will see the district court opinion pointing out how California's laws are in direct conflict with Heller.

Sun Apr 21 06:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

British MP proposes GPS trackers on all.... knives?!

Cornwall LiveMr Mann took to the social media site this morning to say: “Every knife sold in the UK should have a GPS tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns.

“If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.”

Once you decide that the people as a whole cannot be trusted with things that can be used as weapons, you rapidly descend into the absurd.

Sat Apr 20 08:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Supreme Court denies injunction on bump stock ban

Daily CallerThe Supreme Court has turned down two bids to halt the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks, an accessory that increases a semiautomatic rifle’s rate of fire.

Chief Justice John Roberts rejected one application to stay the bump stock ban on Tuesday. A second and final effort to delay implementation of the bump stock rule was rejected Thursday. As is typical of orders of this nature, the Supreme Court did not give reasons for rejecting the application. There were no noted dissents. Both challenges to the bump stock prohibitions will continue in the federal courts.

Not specifically stated in the article, but I believe these were requests for injunctions against enforcement. As such, it's not a final decision, just letting the law go into effect while the lower courts work their way through. Of course, that means people not protected by an injunction (some people are, the specific plaintiffs and their members, IIRC) are stuck holding stuff they can get in trouble for. Or, you know, going on boat trips.

While this isn't reason to panic on gun rights in general, it's a reminder that gun rights cases are a hard sell at the Supreme Court level.

Speaking of... when was Ruth Bader last seen in public? Recently, it seems, but apparently someone thinks she needs at least 4 bodyguards men in suits to go to a movie.

Sat Apr 20 07:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Two more Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuits

Judicial Watch Judicial Watch announced today that it is suing the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) for details of a meeting with the FBI regarding national security threats associated with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s “private” email system.

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said during a hearing with FBI official Peter Strzok that the ICIG reportedly found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list. It was a compartmentalized bit of information that was sending it to an unauthorized source.”

Gohmert said the ICIG presented the findings to Strzok, but that the FBI official did not do anything with the information.


Judicial Watch Judicial Watch announced today it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seeking records of communications between former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and CNN around the time the Clinton-Democrat National Committee Trump dossier was being pitched to key media outlets.

A House report detailed that Clapper leaked information regarding the dossier to CNN in January 2017. The former ODNI chief signed on as an analyst for CNN in August 2017.

Sat Apr 20 06:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Mueller Investigation: Mission Accomplished

Fri Apr 19 08:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Obama Administration's SpyGate involvement


Epoch TimesThe Spygate scandal also raises a bigger question: Was the 2016 election a one-time aberration, or was it symptomatic of decades of institutional political corruption?

This article builds on dozens of congressional testimonies, court documents, and other research to provide an inside look at the actions of Obama administration officials in the scandal that’s become known as Spygate.

Read the whole thing. It's long, but worth it.

Categories Spygate

Fri Apr 19 07:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The power of symbols

I know some of my readers are religious. I am not, but I wanted to point something out. Attorney General Barr released the redacted Mueller report at 11am Eastern Time, April 18th, 2019. Immediately, the media attacked Barr for running a cover up, attacked Trump for obstructing justice (even though the Mueller report did not charge that he did), called on Congress to impeach, and generally went completely nuts.

The day after the report was released --that's today -- is Good Friday.

BibleVerseStudyJOHN 19:6 6 Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him.”

Mueller, despite his corruption, despite his biased team, despite everything, could find nothing with which to charge Trump. Not even with obstruction, for the protests of an innocent man being framed are the cries of justice. Nevertheless, the media and the Democrats cried out to crucify him.

BibleVerseStudyJOHN 19:7-11 7 The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God.” 8 Therefore, when Pilate heard that saying, he was the more afraid, 9 and went again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, “Where are You from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. 10 Then Pilate said to Him, “Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?” 11 Jesus answered, “You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.”

Who delivered Trump to Mueller to be tried? That would be Hillary and Obama, aided by the Deep State. And they should now be very, very afraid. The wyrm has turned; Mueller's investigation has closed and can no longer offer cover against Congressional or internal investigations. IG Horowitz's report on FISA abuse is now expected this summer. AG Barr is unlikely to whitewash the conclusions of the report as was done with the Hillary coverup. And, speaking of, there are calls to reopen that investigation and investigate how it was covered up too.

If Trump doesn't release his prepared rebuttal to the Mueller report on Easter Sunday, the day when Christ rose from the tomb, he's a fool. So that's the prediction I'm putting on the table: we'll see the rebuttal released Easter Sunday.

Fri Apr 19 06:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mueller report released

AG Barr's comments. He thanks Rosenstein. Rosenstein looks constipated; it's political hostage situation. Barr is roping Rosenstein into every major controversial decision here. Barr points out, again, no collusion from the Trump team or any (knowing) cooperation from any other American. Three times (so far). Very heavy emphasis on that point.

Barr says Mueller's report says GRU disseminated some of the stolen materials to Wikileaks. The GRU to Wikileaks claim remains unproven, I think. No member of the Trump campaign colluded illegally in the document release. This may mean the report alleges someone in the campaign did try to get involved in the release in a way that is not illegal. I think we've seen some allegations about this, and they are weak.

Barr notes the Mueller report discusses obstruction, notes his own findings, and explains them.

He discusses redactions at length. No executive privilege. No redactions, or recommended redactions, from anyone outside the AG's office (presumably including Mueller) and possibly from the intelligence community ("advice" not specific redactions). Congress will get a version with ONLY grand jury information redacted.

The full report is now available.

Thu Apr 18 12:07:17 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Is it the rule of law or rule of the elite?

Thu Apr 18 08:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Turns out Hillary was responsible for Vince Foster's suicide after all

Power LineThe death of Vince Foster, a close associate of the Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as Hillary’s law partner in Arkansas, sparked lots of speculation by detractors of the Clintons. Was it really a suicide, as initially supposed, or was there foul play?

Ken Starr’s investigation confirmed that Foster’s death was a suicide and that the suicide was due to depression. However, Starr also came to believe, based on the FBI’s work, that the event that triggered the suicide was Hillary Clinton going full Amy Klobuchar on him. Specifically, in front of White House staff, she raked Foster over the coals for incompetence, reportedly telling him he would always be a little hick town lawyer who was obviously not ready for the big time. I discussed this charming matter in a 2016 post.

Starr, though, did not include Hillary’s mistreatment of Foster in his report on Foster’s death. Starr’s explanation? According to this report, Starr says he “did not want to inflict further pain”‘ on Hillary.

It's amusing that even in the official story, there was a coverup and the conspiracy theory turned out to be... let's call it fake but accurate.

Thu Apr 18 07:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Coverup of Notre Dame

PJMediaThe French investigators have such extraordinary powers of forensic penetration that they can dispense with all such inductive aids to inquiry. Here they have not one, not two or three, but twelve acts of violent desecration in the past month, including an arsonist attack against the second largest church in Paris. Then Notre Dame catches fire—and what a fire it was—on Monday of Holy Week. Even before the fire was brought under control, the authorities ruled out arson. Has the world ever seen a more potent demonstration of investigative prowess?

The claimed cause of the fire seemed sketchy to me. Announcing it while Notre Dame was still burning (and thus before any possible investigation) seems like a fatal flaw, especially when considered in context. I don't claim to know what actually happened, but connecting the dots leads to a clear implication, and the official story is nonsense.

And by dots, I mean a series of church burnings in France, along with a man with gas cans arrested at a New York cathedral, and a church in South Carlina vandalized.

Thu Apr 18 06:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Court strikes down ban on guns in public housing

Washington ExaminerA federal court on Thursday cleared the way for an Illinois rape victim to have a gun in her public housing apartment to protect herself from further domestic violence, the latest judicial victory for Second Amendment advocates.

Senior Judge J. Phil Gilbert for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in Benton, Ill., issued a permanent injunction on the East St. Louis Housing Authority's gun ban, claiming it violated the Second and 14th Amendments letting citizens protect themselves.

He ordered the East St. Louis Housing Authority to erase the ban on guns for residents from its lease.

Little steps to advance the gun rights precedents.

Wed Apr 17 08:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The arrest of Assange and SpyGate

So, Assange finally wore out his welcome in the Ecuadore embassy in London. This was probably inevitable, but the timing is interesting. Right after Mueller releases his report to Barr, Assange gets kicked out and immediately arrested? Timing does not seem coincidental, especially since the key Russian Collusion allegations are that Assange published the DNC emails which were allegedly obtained by Russian hackers. The alternative explanation -- as Assange tells it -- is that they were leaked to him by an insider within the DNC. Speculation is that the leaker was Seth Rich, who was subsequently murdered in what may -- or may not -- be a robbery gone wrong.

So we will have to wait and see what Assange is charged with. If he's charged with the DNC "hack" -- or more likely conspiracy with the DNC "hack" since he probably did not conduct it himself -- it means someone is trying to keep him locked up and under threat so he can't contradict the official story on those events... or else he actually did it.

If he's NOT charged with the DNC hack (and/or conspiracy), Russian Collusion is toast. No Russian hackers, no possible collusion, and Hillary's opposition research fairy tale goes up in smoke.

If he is charged with other hacking, especially Russian-linked espionage type hacking (eg his involvement with Bradley Manning) but not the DNC hacking, it may be a smokescreen to imply he was involved in the DNC hacking. There's another DNC-related hacked -- someone with an account there had their account phished via email -- and that would confuse the situation still further.

But the key thing to keep an eye on is whether Assange is charged with hacking the DNC in a criminal conspiracy to influence the 2016 election. If not, then not only is Russian Collusion dead, but so is Russian Hacking. It's all a hoax at that point.

At least so far, Assange has not been charged with hacking or criminal conspiracy with regard to the 2016 election. He's instead being charged with what appears to be a single count of helping Bradley (now calling itself Chelsea) Manning get someone else's password. That was a high profile case, but it has nothing to do with the DNC emails, the Russians, or Trump. And Assange's involvement in it appears trivial.

So unless more indictments appear later on, the idea that the Russians hacked the DNC emails and gave them to Assange can no longer be taken seriously. It, too, was part of the Russia Hoax. A DNC insider leaked them to Assange, probably someone annoyed that Bernie was being cheated out of the nomination.

Categories Spygate

Wed Apr 17 07:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

How Obama Officials spied on Trump

Epoch TimesEven in the public domain, there has been an extensive body of information—such as court documents, media reports, text messages, emails, and congressional testimonies—that provide documentary evidence that the Trump campaign was spied on.

At this point in time, at least six different methods that the Obama administration used to spy on the Trump campaign have been made public:

If you were trying to ignore SpyGate until the Mueller report made it impossible, this is a quick way to catch up.

Categories Spygate

Wed Apr 17 06:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More from Captain Marvel...

Bounding Into Comics“I understand film history. I know that the film industry started with majority women. It started with women filmmakers. So, this weird idea that women maybe can’t open movies, or not important to storytelling, or the female story is not high art is bogus. I don’t want for a second buy into it. I’m very grateful to help break this glass ceiling of normalizing the concept that women can also make a billion dollars because I don’t know why that was so hard to comprehend in the first place. It just seems like were humans.”

I'd like to know who was telling Brie all this crap about woman in the movies, because I haven't seen any of it. I've seen a lot of people complaining about her movie, specifically, and the ideological fellow-travelers like the failed 2016 Fartbusters all-female reboot.

Also, "the female story"? There is no "the" female story. Unless Brie thinks "the female story" involves a Patriarchy holding down the female with superpowered limiting devices and breaking those limits will magically allow her to succeed?

There are lots of human stories. Some of them, but not anywhere near all of them, are only applicable to females. Certainly, a lot more than just one.

Bounding Into Comics
“I started noticing because the press days are actually for me the time when I get to talk about the movie, I don’t talk about it any other time. And I make things so they spark discussions. I don’t make them so people can be like ‘WOW! Look at your face!’ It’s like I don’t care I wish my face couldn’t be on the screen. I do it because of the content and because I want to see what it stirs in you. And because my opportunity to do that is with the press, I started noticing I was only getting select groups of people. And I was curious what it would be like to have a more intersectional diverse conversation.”

But she wants us to know that she doesn't hate white men, even though she isn't making movies for white men and doesn't want white men to review her movies.

Well, OK. I won't. Problem solved.

Tue Apr 16 08:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Possible Charges for FBI officials?

Sara CarterFormer FBI Agent Peter Strzok could face ‘serious’ charges for his involvement and actions in the bureau’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server to send classified emails, as well as the FBI’s investigation into President Trump’s campaign, multiple sources with knowledge of Strzok’s actions told SaraACarter.com.

Further, sources contend that the nearly year long investigation by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, will reveal explosive information and shed light on alleged malfeasance by FBI and DOJ officials directly involved in the Russia investigation. The Inspector General’s report may be completed as early as May or June, according to testimony provided this week by Attorney General William Barr.

People need to go to jail for this, and the people who should be doing that keep making promises that never seem to amount to anything. IG Horowitz ended up whitewashing the Clinton email investigation in the executive summary (even though the actual facts were damning). Huber was appointed to help investigate and prosecute SpyGate, and we've heard nothing from him since. Supposedly a grand jury was convened to charge McCabe, and nothing. Now Barr has promised to look into SpyGate personally. Good for him, but when will we see results?

If the Dems win in 2020 they will sweep this ALL under the rug, including any pending prosecutions. There's a definite time limit here. Move faster.

Tue Apr 16 07:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Turns out, Google does manually manipulate search results...

According to whistleblowers. Oops.

And there's a law under consideration in Illinois to criminalize turning on your phone (or other devices') microphone without user permission -- and it's being opposed by Google and Amazon.

Tue Apr 16 06:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Remittances

Daily CallerThe White House is planning on targeting remittance payments made by illegal immigrants in the wake of an ongoing migrant flood at the U.S. southern border, a senior administration official told reporters Tuesday.

The plans to target remittance payments come amid a broader shakeup at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and future executive actions designed to curb illegal immigration. The situation at the southern border has escalated in recent weeks, with thousands of migrants arriving daily to claim asylum.

Tax the payments and use the funds to build the wall.

I honestly do not know to what extent Trump can act unilaterally here. It depends on trade agreements, authorities from existing legislation, and so on. But he absolutely should be looking into the possibility.

Mon Apr 15 08:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Democrats in Blackface

Democrat Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam appeared in his yearbook either in blackface or wearing a Klan hood and robe. His Democrat Lt Gov, Justin Fairfax, is black... but accused of sexual assault. His Democrat Attorney General has admitted wearing blackface.

I won't let the scandal disappear.

Mon Apr 15 07:47:18 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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