Durham subpoenas more records from Perkins Coie

CNNSpecial Counsel John Durham has issued a new set of subpoenas, including to a law firm with close ties to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, an indication that Durham could be trying to build a broader criminal case, according to people briefed on the matter. So far, Durham's two-year probe into the FBI's Russia investigation hasn't brought about the cases Republicans has hoped it would.
The grand jury subpoenas for documents came earlier this month after Durham charged Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann with lying to the FBI in a September 2016 meeting. During that meeting, Sussmann handed over data purporting to show links between the Trump Organization and Russia's Alfa Bank. That tip became part of the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election but the FBI ultimately couldn't find evidence of a link.

The only thing we can really solidly read into this is that Durham is likely going after more people than Sussman.

Categories Spygate

Fri Oct 15 23:36:58 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Kash Patel on latest Durham news

Conservative TreehouseKash Patel appears on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the latest developments in the John Durham probe. Patel formerly worked on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) with Chairman Devin Nunes, and was one of the key figures who authored the Nunes memo in early 2018.

Mr. Patel is optimistic in his discussion with Council on Foreign Relations member, Maria Bartiromo, and states that from his experience large conspiracy indictments can take several years to assemble. Patel believes Special Prosecutor John Durham, now 30 months into his investigation, is working his way through the investigative material and could bring indictments against DOJ and FBI government insiders in roughly six months or more.

Kash Patel knows the topic like almost no one else does, but he's an eternal optimist. He thinks Durham will go after some of the remaining big fish, with indictments against Fusion GPS, Comey, and McCabe. He also thinks Page and Strozk are cooperating.

The mantra has been slightly modified: no more excitement without more indictments.

Fri Oct 15 22:36:58 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

DOJ settlement awards SpyGate figure McCabe his pension back

Just The NewsFormer Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, settled a lawsuit with the Justice Department on Thursday, reinstating his full pension which he lost after being fired at the direction of former President Donald Trump.

According to the Associated Press, McCabe was fired following a report from the inspector general that he had authorized information to be leaked to a news reporter in 2018.

McCabe was fired only hours before he was set to retire from the Justice Department. His firing caused him to forfeit his retirement pension.

There's some speculation about what this means for Durham deciding whether or not McCabe gets criminally charged. I don't really see those things as connected. Main DOJ wants to protect the people involved. That's what this is. It's a settlement of a lawsuit, not any sense of clearing McCabe of wrongdoing. DOJ just wants to do a favor for one of their own by restoring his pension.

Durham will charge, or not, without getting involved one way or the other.

The fact that even the minimal punishment applied to McCabe for attempting to influence an election and then participating in the Mueller coup attempt was wiped out is infuriating, and it may well be meant as some kind of subtle hint to Durham that McCabe is protected. But I also don't think it's really necessary to read that far into it.

Durham may well have been warned off DOJ/FBI people in his investigation, but if so, I don't think that communication is happening by press release and coded settlement offers.

Fri Oct 15 10:51:44 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Massive fraud in Delaware?

National FileDelaware saw massive “fraudulent” votes being submitted in the 2020 election and nursing homes that had way more votes submitted than people who lived there, according to 2020 Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Lauren Witzke and a memo from Patriots for Delaware that has been obtained by NATIONAL FILE.

Lauren Witzke: “Preliminary Audits of the Delaware 2020 elections are damning. Only 10% of the votes have been audited and they’ve already found over 20k fraudulent ballots. Internal polling before the elections were EXTREMELY close. They couldn’t let Joe Biden’s home state seem even remotely competitive while they were busy stealing the swing states- would have raised a few eyebrows. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s looking like I pulled in at least 47% of the vote- I maybe even won. Thank you to Seth Keshel’s Team for all of their hard work. More on this to come. Stay tuned!”

I wasn't even aware there was an audit ongoing in Delaware.

Categories Vote Fraud

Thu Oct 14 23:36:48 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

400K illegal aliens just this month

Gateway PunditThe Biden administration is warning a massive surge of up to 400,000 illegal aliens and fake refugees in October could occur as Biden’s mixed messaging and open borders advocates’ court battles keep luring people from around the world to make the costly, dangerous trek to the U.S. southern border.

That's the population of a city the size of Pittsburgh, in just one month. This truly is an invasion.

Categories Immigration

Thu Oct 14 22:36:48 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Austin police struggling after defunding effort

Just The NewsThe Austin Police Department is warning it won’t be responding to non-life threatening 911 calls.

Starting Friday, Austin’s sworn police officers will no longer be responding in person to non-emergency calls because of severe staffing shortages, APD announced.

The staffing shortages and inability to respond to non-life threatening 911 calls is a direct result of the Austin City Council’s defunding of the APD last year, cutting $150 million of its budget, and other changes that were implemented affecting how the department operates.

Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday told Fox News that APD hasn’t been able to hire new officers because it hasn’t been able to have a police academy for nearly two years. As a result, there aren’t enough patrol officers to respond to non-emergency calls.

While the APD has recently begun to resume cadet classes, it will take a while to get new officers on the streets. The city is paying more than $10,000 per day, with a maximum of $580,000 per year, to Joyce James Consulting to provide an “anti-racism” Critical Race Theory-based curriculum for a “reimagining public safety campaign.”

Yeah, defunding the police is going so very, very well that George Soros is donating half a million dollars to oppose a ballot measure ensuring adequate police staffing.

Wed Oct 13 23:47:02 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Subpoenas issued in Wisconsin election audit

Just The NewsWisconsin state House Speaker Robin Vos, a Republican, said Friday he has signed off on the first subpoenas in an audit of the state's 2020 election results, an indication the review is proceeding.

Vos said the subpoenas were being filed as part of the GOP-backed investigation being led by former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman. The former justice visited the site of the election audit in Arizona's Maricopa County and has said he could issue subpoenas to election officials who don’t comply with information related to his review, according to The Hill newspaper.

It remains to be seen how serious an audit this is.

Wed Oct 13 22:47:02 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Transgender bathroom policies lead to child rape

Conservative TreehouseThis horrific story is grotesque and enraging. A 14 year-old student was raped and sodomized by a teenage sexual predator in Virginia on May 28th. The school never called the police and apparently wanted to keep the incident covered up because the rapist identifies as a transgender student.

The predator used the transgender bathroom policies of the Loudoun County school system to gain access to the girls bathroom, where he raped and sodomized the victim.

When the father Mr. Scott Smith went to confront the school board in June, he was arrested. [CTH Covered the School Board Meeting HERE] The National School Board Association later used the incident of Mr. Smith’s arrest to label the victim’s father as a “domestic terrorist” in their demand letter to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Virginia police and county prosecutors told Mr. Smith to keep his mouth shut. Meanwhile, the rapist was transferred to another school where he sexually assaulted another teenage girl last week. Only after the second rape did the issue start to become public as the father of the first victim would no longer stay quiet.

There's an election going on in Virginia right now where you can fix this. Remove McAuliffe, famous for pardoning felons in a Democratic get-the-felon-vote-out-of-jail effort and "donating" hundreds of thousands to dollars to Andy McCabe's wife's political campaign, and replace him with a governor who doesn't want little girls being raped in bathrooms by boys in skirts.

Categories Education

Wed Oct 13 13:16:23 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

At least one worthy candidate for NRA leadership

Only Guns and MoneyIn normal years, a candidate for the NRA Board of Directors who wanted to be nominated by petition would have months to gather the needed signatures. This is not a normal year.

The window to gather signatures opened with the Annual Meeting on October 2nd and closes on November 16th. Thus, instead of almost six months, a candidate will have approximately six weeks to gather 477 signatures of NRA voting members. As a reminder, those eligible to both vote and sign such a petition are Life, Patron, Endowment, and Benefactor members and Annual members with 5 continuous years of membership. If you have had a break in your annual membership, the clock restarts.

It seems like there is only one person who wants to be on the NRA's board worth supporting in this moment of crisis. If you are a voting member, consider this.

Wed Oct 13 13:07:28 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden nominates literal communist who wants to national the banking system

PJMediaPresidentish Joe Biden wants to put an actual Communist — self-proclaimed “radical” Cornell University law school professor Saule Omarova — in charge of the nation’s banking system.

Omarova graduated from the Soviet Union’s Moscow State University in 1989 on the Lenin Personal Academic Scholarship, according to the Wall Street Journal. As recently as 2019, she was still praising the USSR’s economic system as in some ways superior to our own.

She wants to nationalize the banking system. Not like the Federal Reserve, but like you would only be able to open a bank account at a government version of the Federal Reserve. Which means the government would know about every single transaction. No "reporting" needed. They would already know, because you have to basically ask their permission to do anything with "your" money.

Tue Oct 12 23:58:55 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

YouTube doubles down on anti-vaxx censorship

PJMediaThe social media giant YouTube will begin banning content it deems “anti-vaccine,” claiming that sowing skepticism about the coronavirus vaccine has led to reduced vaccination rates across the country.

You can't persuade people by banning discussion.

Categories Coronavirus

Tue Oct 12 22:58:55 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The State needs to indoctrinate

Conservative TreehouseDuring a Virginia Governor’s Debate, hosted by NBC Washington at Northern Virginia Community College, gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe emphasized his position that parents should not be allowed to determine what books and content are used in the curriculum of students.

Seeming to be dependent on the teacher’s unions for support, McAuliffe said: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

If the parents aren't telling schools what to teach, who is?

Government, obviously.

But government is supposed to come from the people, too. Essentially, still the parents.

McAuliffe is basically denying the legitimacy of our form of government.

Categories Education

Mon Oct 11 23:28:19 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

400 hospital employees suspended for not vaccinating

Gateway PunditLast week Novant Health, a massive healthcare network with hospitals, outpatient centers and physician clinics suspended hundreds of employees for refusing to get the Covid vaccine.

Nearly 400 employees were suspended last Tuesday and given five days to comply with the vaccine mandate or be terminated.

Remember this when they tell you the hospitals are full of COVID patients.

Remember this when they tell you the vaccinations are safe.

Categories Coronavirus

Mon Oct 11 22:28:19 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

California goes universal vote-by-mail

Gateway PunditFresh off of a rigged recall election, Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on Monday signed a bill making universal vote-by-mail permanent in California.

With ballot harvesting, ballot drop boxes and now permanent vote-by-mail there is zero chain of custody in California’s election process.

This is exactly what the Democrats want moving forward in order to maintain total power in California.

I guess they got tired of cheating the hard way, and now all their dirty tricks operatives can cheat from the comfort of their homes.

Sun Oct 10 23:10:18 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Chain of custody problems being investigated in GA

Just The NewsThe Georgia Secretary of State's office has opened an investigation into the handling of drop box ballots last November in one of the state's Democratic strongholds following a media report that there were problems with chain of custody documentation in DeKalb County.

The probe, confirmed in a statement to Just the News, comes at a tumultuous time for DeKalb County, whose elections director was placed on an extended leave of absence two weeks ago. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office said the probe is ongoing and the county is cooperating.

I am a little skeptical of this investigation by Raffensperger. First, Raffensperger himself was involved in some suspicious issues in the 2020 election in GA. And second, we've seen how the FBI uses "ongoing investigations" as a shield against disclosure of internal wrongdoing. What if Raffensperger is "investigating" to block, for example, the lawsuit seeking to physically examine ballots in Fulton County?

Sun Oct 10 22:10:18 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Vaccine mandates shutting down air travel

WGNTVHundreds of Southwest Airlines customers have been left stranded due to widespread cancellations across the country.

The airline has said that an air traffic management program put in place due to weather has caused significant delays, although some customers say it is rumored that employees are on strike.

And it's also air traffic controllers.

Again, I ask, why is this so important to the left? Or are they deliberately trying to crash the economy?

With all the talk of the Great Reset, the latter is surprisingly plausible.

UPDATE: More on the strike.

UPDATE: And even more.

Categories Coronavirus

Sun Oct 10 22:01:38 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The FBI strikes again

PJMediaAn explosive report over the weekend claims to show that two alleged Capitol riot participants were actually government informants. The New York Times reported Saturday that “records, and information from two people familiar with the matter, suggest that federal law enforcement had a far greater visibility into the assault on the Capitol, even as it was taking place, than was previously known.”

The revelations in the Times reveal that there was no conspiracy on the part of the Proud Boys to storm the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, as alleged by the Department of Justice.

It's quite clear as this point that the FBI considers itself to be the American equivalent of the KGB.

Sat Oct 09 23:57:42 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dozens of police resigning over vaccine mandates

Just The NewsDozens of Massachusetts state troopers have submitted their resignation papers as a result of the state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, a union official says.

This is obviously a very difficult decision for people. I applaud those willing to stand on principle. However, it's also exactly according to plan. It's a purge. The police who remain are that much more loyal, and those who left no longer have jobs or financial resources.

For the people running the pandemic, it's a win-win.

Categories Coronavirus

Sat Oct 09 22:57:42 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FedGov bribing the media

Granite GrokPoliticians like to use massive dumpster bills to reward supporters. Democrats are just better at it. The Obama bailout was loaded with giveaways, but the latest effort includes something new. Taxpayer handouts to members of the media.

Hidden inside thousands of pages is a little ole’ tax credit “equal to 50% of the salary of each journalist—up to $50,000 per journalist annually.”

In other words, taxpayers, most of whom don’t trust the media, would be backstopping their salaries up to 50,000.00 a year. That’s just below the average annual salary of the average working Americans.

The intended effect is obvious: to co-opt journalists into dependent lapdogs. Frankly it's amazing that the existing media lapdogs aren't considered servile enough.

Fri Oct 08 23:35:28 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More election shenanigans uncovered in Wisconsin

Gateway PunditA group in Wisconsin that goes by the name of Wisconsin HOT (Honest Open and Transparent) released a telegram where they ask Wisconsin election officials why over 23,ooo individuals in Wisconsin’s voter roles have the same phone number?

23,000 voters with the same phone number? Seems legit.

Fri Oct 08 22:35:28 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Hospital staff being forced out by vaccine mandate

Just The NewsHospitals and longterm care facilities in New York are preparing for the possibility that the statewide coronavirus vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, which goes into effect Monday, could lead to staff shortages.

Medical professionals, and support staff including food service employees and cleaning crew staff, have until the September 27 to receive their first COVID-19 jab. With mere days left until that deadline, many workers still had not received a shot, leaving open the possibility of thousands of health care workers losing their jobs next week.

Remember this when the news starts bitching about hospitals being closed because they are full of COVID patients.

Categories Coronavirus

Thu Oct 07 23:35:35 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

PA AG seeks to block election audits

Just The NewsPennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is challenging a Republican-led election subpoena, saying that it “goes too far” and violates the constitutionally protected privacy of up to 9 million residents.

What does he have to hide?

The privacy interest in voter roll data is obviously balanced with the desire to avoid fraud. The legislature, not the AG, is in charge of striking that balance.

Categories Fair Elections

Thu Oct 07 22:35:35 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More of Hunter Biden's corruption

New York PostHunter Biden’s business contacts touted his access to his father, “State, Treasury,” his relationship with then-Secretary of State John Kerry’s stepson, as well as his ties to the “highest level” in China, as they weighed whether to work with him on a potential Libya deal in 2015, newly uncovered emails show.

The two emails — published by Insider on Thursday — date back to 2015, when Joe Biden was vice president, and reference getting Hunter’s help on a deal regarding billions in Libyan assets frozen by the Obama administration.

The emails are unrelated to Hunter’s infamous laptop.

Yeah, and now people are buying his "art" for millions.

Wed Oct 06 23:17:20 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About the Sussman indictment

The FederalistOn Sept. 22, Michael Sussmann appeared via video at the first status conference held in Special Counsel John Durham’s criminal case against the former Clinton attorney. During the hearing, the government noted some disclosure material likely included classified information, spinning speculation of what those documents might be.

But while the prosecution remains in its infant stages, and it will be some time before the country knows more details related to Sussmann’s role in Spygate, the biggest backers of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax have already exonerated Sussmann. That fits a long pattern of collusion spinners downplaying every investigative advance into their Russia hoax.

Here are their top talking points about the Sussmann news and why they are gibberish.

Understand the media counternarratives.

Categories Spygate

Wed Oct 06 22:17:20 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden admin wants banks to report all $600+ transactions to IRS

Fox BusinessThe Biden administration is aiming to bolster the Internal Revenue Service by adding bank account reporting requirements to Democrats' massive tax and spending bill, prompting a swift backlash from Republicans who have warned it infringes on customers' privacy.

Under the proposal, banks and other financial institutions would be required to annually report customers' account inflows and outflows of $600 or more to the IRS. The White House has estimated the policy, which would apply to bank, loan and investment accounts, could generate about $463 billion in additional revenue over the next decade.

But a draft of proposed tax increased released by House Democrats on Monday allocates an extra $78 billion in funding for enforcement measures over the next decade, but notably does not include any new bank reporting requirements that the White House argues is necessary to crack down on tax evasion by high-earners and corporations.

This would destroy any remaining vestige of financial privacy in America.

Tue Oct 05 23:36:55 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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