New emails reveal FBI knew FISA warrant on Page was fatally flawed
I used "flawed" in the headline to keep it short. We don't know exactly what the emails say, but read the article. It says the emails say the FBI knew pretty much everything we know now: the media contacts, the circular reporting used as evidence, Steele's bias and paid opposition research role, everything.
The FBI and DOJ bet the farm they could outlast two years of a Republican House by stonewalling and playing political games. They won that bet. But they made a similar bet with Trump about 2020, and that one is still in play.
Mueller deleted text messages from Page, Strzok phones
These were the phones used by Page and Strzok, now infamous for their thousands of biased text messages while they worked to exonerate Clinton and smear Trump, after the joined Mueller's team but before their texts were exposed. When those texts were exposed, they were forced to leave Mueller's team... and their phones were reset,destroying any text messages they had exchanged while working for Mueller.
The IG report proceeds to whitewash this clear destruction of evidence.
It's literally an invitation to voter fraud. "Hey, the Democrat is only down by xxx votes -- register to vote today and we can still win this!" And that's if the Democrats don't just outright make up voters.
Bloomberg goes to Iowa and endorses ethanol. I consider this his announcement for President in 2020. He's already been buying Democrat support with gun control donations. If he runs on gun control and wins, with a Democrat house and a very narrow Senate majority, we're in real trouble. Bloomberg will want to push the issue.
Trade agreement has rule changes about free speech online?
This seems like a significant poison pill to slip into legislation like this. My take is that it's not meant as a poison pill. It's meant to pass, and allow the big social media companies (whose lobbyists probably got it inserted in the first place) to take an editorial role of policing their user's content without becoming liable for that content. The large social media companies will become one-party walled gardens, protected from badthought, and policed by AIs... trained by California liberals.
Google's school software products develop dossiers on students
If Google wants its products to be used on a mandatory basis in government schools, someone in the school system should be negotiating for a complete, absolute respect for student privacy. Student accounts should be completely anonymous (as far as Google is concerned) and wiped completely when the user leaves the school system. That this has clearly not been done is troubling, and indicative of a massive government regulatory failure.
Republicans and Democrats unite to steal a House seat
Necessary context: The vote to delay certification of the results was unaminous, and the Republican primary was a close race won by the non-establishment Republican. The establishment Republicans clearly have a motive to let the seat go to the Democrats for one cycle (having already lost the House overall, one more seat matters little) and try to recapture it with an establishment candidate next time.
Caravan filled with sick, criminals, and some sick criminals
So over one third of the illegal immigrants are carrying infectious diseases. Some additional number are criminals and gang members. They are all, apparently, willing to use women and children as human shields. Why should we let them in again?
Potential BOMBSHELL: Comey denies knowing Ohr got info from Steele
This is potentially a big deal, because one of the information dumps we got before Comey's testimony includes an FBI email chain discussing Steele, Steele's contacts with the media, and other issues with Steele's information. If Comey was on that chain, and there's anything in it related to Ohr's dossier laundry service, Comey just provably lied to Congress.
It's not certain because we don't know exactly what's in that email chain. But it's worth calling out separately so it can be checked once that chain gets released. My hunch is that this line of questioning is why that chain was leaked: so Comey would know Congress knew about those emails. Did he screw up, or does that chain predate Ohr's involvement?
Asked whether the FBI or DOJ ever investigated the Trump campaign for political purposes, Comey says "I not only don't believe it, I know it not to be true."
That answer is bullshit for a variety of reasons -- Comey is hiding behind the weasel words "Trump campaign" rather than "four individuals associated with the Trump campaign" and the "political purposes" qualifier, but let's take it at face value and contrast it with the next question.
Asked whether Obama or his administration ever make a demand or request the FBI or DOJ infiltrate or surveil the Trump campaign? Comey answered, "No, not to my knowledge."
Because they absolutely did. We know they did because of Susan Rice's ass-covering last minute email to herself regarding what Obama instructed them to do about the Trump campaign investigation. Comey knows they did, but the best he can do is deny knowledge of it. Because apparently as FBI Director and now a retired person under investigation for allegedly helping fix elections, he doesn't read the news and doesn't know about Rice's email, or Brennan's demands, and so on, and so on.
Just look at the contrast between those two answers.