Anti-Trump FISA application followed unusual approval path
So what is the takeaway here? Well, first, the FISA application clearly followed an unusual, top-down, very much not "by the book", dare I say political process. By the time it reached Trisha Anderson's desk, who would normally see it first, it had already been approved "informally" by McCabe and Sally Yates had already signed it.
McCabe is infamous for his pro-Hillary involvement in the Hillary email investigation, and for this anti-Trump involvement in the Trump investigation, and also for the $500,000+ in campaign donations his wife received from Hillary-linked donors while all this was going on.
Yates is infamous for getting herself fired over a relatively trivial policy position during the early Trump administration. It suffices to establish her anti-Trump bias.
Anderson clearly admits she didn't do her job to review the FISA because her superiors had already signed off on it.
Second point. Remember Susan Rice's last minute email to herself saying Obama said to do it all "by the book"? This is the last firewall before this scandal reaches Obama. "He said to do it all by the book!" This is clearly not by the book.
Third... whether we believe her that she didn't look at the application or not, she signed off on it. That makes her complicit. It's not the informal approvals that matter. It's her signature.
I'm not sure he's right. Here's what the Constitution says:
What they did is probably not "levying war". "Adhering to their Enemies" is a bit trickier. Steele is British; is he an enemy? Steele's alleged sources were Russian; they are definitely Enemy-ish. Ukraine was involved too, and Australia. Aid and Comfort, sure, that's easy enough. Does Hillary Clinton count as an "Enemy" if she is trying to overturn the government, or is that more of a nation-state designation?
It might be easier to pin some kind of rebellion or insurrection charge, or just nail them all for wiretapping and abuse of civil rights under color of law.
Under common English, however, treason would be an appropriate charge for trying to overthrow the government illegally.
John Solomon says it to Hannity, starting with "Bucket Five". As a bonus, there's a poll saying over 60% of the public support naming a prosecutor to investigate whether regulations were violated to spy on Trump.
UPDATE: Oops. Poll results were misread a bit. 64% believe the FBI knew the dossier was unreliable when they used it to get a FISA warrant. 49% favor a DOJ investigation into illegal spying on the Trump campaign. 64% of Republicans support an investigation.
Comeys says Lynch told him to call the Clinton email investigation a "matter". Lynch says she did not. One of them is lying. Both were under oath.
They went after Flynn for less even after their own interviewers said they didn't think he was lying. One of those two is lying to support a cover up. Apply the Flynn standard. Prosecute, convict, imprison.
ATF contractor stole guns from his agency, including full auto
Of Arms and the Law has more details. This one is for the people who fantasize that if only the government will confiscate all the guns, then only the government will have all the guns. Of course it's not that simple. It's never that simple.
A third of children caught crossing border are not related to claimed parents
Sounds like that's an easy way to dispose of a third of the asylum claims. Ask if they are related to the children they are with. Test them. If they lie, send them home -- and put them in the identity database so next time you don't even have to bother.
Here's the thing. He describes himself as a Commmunist. He admits voting for Carter. And then he switches to Reagan. But that doesn't make him a true believer; it makes him someone who realized being a Communist was bad for his career. Identifying as a Republican means he gets all the Deep State jobs where they need a Republican who is...reliable.
And remember, Obama's pick for CIA, Brennan, was... also a Communist. Voted for their candidate back in the day, before he went undercover. Just like Comey. It's not really a surprise that two "ex"-Communists would conspire to overthrow a legitimate President.
This is somewhat circular but the point is still valid. The counterpoints: federal crimes don't include local or state crimes, which are the majority of criminal activity, especially violence, and of course, being in the country illegally is a crime and one of the few crimes that fall under federal jurisdiction and are commonly committed.
The core point does stand, though. Illegal aliens are a large burden on our justice system, and deporting them rather than allowing them to remain in the country tying up the court system with frivolous asylum claims and court dates they don't bother to show up for would save us a lot of trouble.
Make no mistake, these terror camps are intended to produce terrorists. If we've found two there are likely more.
For what it's worth, on the scary scale, the indoctrination factor of being isolated in a controlled environment is probably worse than any skills they could be teaching. Firearms instruction is perfectly legal and gas is cheap. The missing ingredient to manufacture a terrorist is the desire to kill infidels for the glory of their twisted god of murder.
Google restricting search results to left-leaning news sites
Of course it is. Algorithms are developed by people, trained by people, and given manual tuning input by people. And the people working at Google are so far to the left they don't even know how reproductive sex works. We'll be fine, if we can just survive the current idiots.
Details here. There are good technical arguments the data was leaked rather than hacked, even if you discount what Wikileaks says about how they got the data. Who exactly did the leaking is still an open question.
DOJ is of course saying they don;'t have to prove anything about the supposed "hack", they can just charge Stone with somehow being an accessory or conspiring to do something that they haven't proven was a crime.