I've never quite understood the appeal of converting to a religion that will immediately encourage you to commit suicide and murder against your countrymen. But people seem to keep doing it. I suppose it's a little bit like an evil version of Alcoholics Anonymous -- if you want to commit suicide anyway, at least your new "friends" will encourage you to go through with it.
FBI tried to recruit sources inside Trump White House
Remember, all of this activity was based on a transparent hoax generated by paid Democrat opposition research. The predicate for all of this activity was never legitimate, and the FBI knew it from the beginning.
Nellie Ohr to be referred for criminal prosecution
Now that Mueller is finally out of the picture, things are starting to happen.
While this referral appears to be for false testimony to Congress, it's likely Nellie Ohr at Fusion GPS was one of the FBI contractors with access to intelligence databases that was shut down by Mike Rogers at NSA. And she may have been a conduit for information from those still inside that system to DOJ and FBI through her husband, via her ham radio license, about which she also appears to have lied to Congress (concerning when and when she acquired it).
FBI admits it sent spy to London to meet Papadopoulos
They leaked it to the New York Times, which just might get them in even more trouble. But, here's the thing... this was probably a CIA asset, not an FBI asset, and the leak probably comes from CIA. The Deep State is trying to claim the FBI investigation of Trump's campaign (including Papadopoulos) was legitimately (if incorrectly) predicated. They are thus trying to claim this spy who interrogated Papadopoulos was FBI, in order to keep the earlier setup operation by the CIA under wraps.
I linked to the Times above for the leak, but I don't advise believing what they write. This is an self-protective admission intended to mislead. From a Deep State perspective, it's better to expand the known and admitted FBI misbehavior slightly than to open a new can of worms at CIA.
FOIA response letter here. What this means is most likely that the ATF was not allowed to examine the firearms used in the Vegas shooting, as they have admitted previously, and thus have no records.
That said, the complete lack of any such records is odd. Surely, for example, some emails were exchanged about the Vegas shooting asking whether bump stocks were used. But -- reading carefully, the letter says they searched the "Criminal Enforcement System of Records". In other words, not everything. Since the (alleged) Vegas shooter is dead, he won't be charged with a crime, either. So this response doesn't necessarily tell us much.
As the saying goes, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. But if you keep looking for evidence and not finding it, it becomes harder and harder to argue that what you can't see is really there.
Looks like Rand Paul will be voting to override Trump's national emergency declaration for funding the border wall. He's citing the Constitution. But that's not the whole story:
Congress passed a statute authorizing the President to declare a national emergency and reallocate funds. This is not controversial. It passed last century and has been used dozens of times for various purposes by all three of the last presidents (Obama and both Bushes). In addition, Congress previously authorized (but not appropriated -- a subtle difference) funding for a border wall. And there is an override procedure, but it takes legislation, and is thus subject to veto. Obviously, the President will veto, meaning Congress needs 67 votes. The odds of that seem low.
The point is: the Constitution is being followed. This is an established and settled procedure. It's the first time Congress tried to override such a declaration (as far as I know), the first time one has been publicized, and thus, it's easy to confuse the public with rhetoric about the Constitution. But I expect Rand Paul to know better. He can vote to override if he wants to, but he shouldn't grandstand about the Constitution while he does it. Congress authorized the President to declare emergencies and reappropriate funds to address them.