Category Archives: Russia
Government transparency activist group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of the Treasury (DOT) seeking records related to the investigation of retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michel Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Breitbart News spoke exclusively to Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, who said, “We’ve been looking into this story for months now and the only crimes connected to this Russian scandal we’ve been able to find so far are the illegal leaks of information and the violations of privacy by the Obama gang.”
Judicial Watch filed a FOIA on January 25, 2017 and only filed the lawsuit after the agencies failed to respond. The FOIA request was for “Any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to the investigation of retired Gen. Michael Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak between October 1, 2016 and the present.”
The suit claims that “Defendants are violating FOIA by failing to search for and produce all records responsive to Plaintiff’s requests or demonstrate that the requested records are lawfully exempt from production.”
On Monday, March 26, 2012, while taking part in a global nuclear security summit in South Korea, President Obama was caught on a hot mic reassuring Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would “have more flexibility” after his re-election.
- President Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.”
- President Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…”
- President Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”
- President Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir, and I stand with you.”
March 6, 2017 Show Notes: “In this episode, I address the real scandal underlying the Trump-Russia story. The media is mistakenly assuming the former Obama administration is acting with noble intent in their reporting on this issue.”
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The original plan was to call this post Obama Gate, Tower Gate, Deep State Gate. My dear friend CtH, ever vigilant, did her post as I enjoyed my morning nap.
What is disgusting is that Obama has never gone away. He is staying in Washington, running the covert acts of sedition the left thinks are going to bring down the Trump administration. The faithful whores in the media are in full vigor, advancing every unsubstantiated, demonstrably false assertion from the left while at the same time screaming when Trump claims his lines were tapped before the election to PROVE IT!!
Here’s the List: More Than a Dozen Proven Victims of Obama’s Many Wiretaps
It is not unfounded that former President Obama would wire tap President Trump during the election process. This is because he has done this before. Here is a list of individuals who were wire tapped by the Obama Administration.
Obama is no stranger to wire tapping. His administration tapped phones and computers of friends and foe alike.
Ask James Rosen and Angela Merkel about Obama Spying
Clapper may think that the Obama administration is incapable of such an act, the same Obama administration that used the IRS in a way Richard Nixon only dreamed of in targeting the Tea Party movement. Such an act would indeed make Watergate look like, well, a third-rate burglary. Clapper forgets as well how the NSA and the Obama administration spied on world leaders, starting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel:
JAMES CLAPPER IS A PROVEN LIAR
Edward Snowden later released classified documents that proved Clapper lied to Congress.
On Sunday Clapper denied reports that the Obama administration was spying on Donald Trump.
Chris Coons walkback: “I have no hard evidence of collusion” between Trump world and Russians
Contradicts prior suggestion of possibly incriminating transcripts
DOOGIE HOWSER WENT BALD AND GOT A SENATOR JOB
As if proof were needed at the time of an accusation for a media that has put Trump on trial for the last 6-8 months based on innuendo about Trump campaign ties to Russia. As pointed out repeatedly, there is zero proof in the public record of such media and Democrat accusations, and no proof was demanded by the media.
In fact, Democratic Senator Chris Coons recently suggested there were incriminating transcripts of calls involving Trump or his associates:
Yet on Fox News Sunday this morning, Coons admitted (as Sen. Tom Cotton also stated on the show) that there is no hard evidence of collusion:
DeepStateGate: Trump Ends the Wiretapping Innuendo Game by Dealing Himself In
The White House is placing a substantial bet on what Congress will uncover. Don’t expect those cards to be dealt swiftly because such investigations take time. The Obama administration was highly adept at stalling investigations until the Democratic media could pronounce them “old news” and ignore the outcome.
The Trump administration can distinguish itself by cooperating energetically with this one and helping it move forward quickly. Rest assured that no matter how long it takes, the media will never consider it “old news” as long as there remains any chance for anyone connected with the Trump 2016 campaign to get in trouble over contacts with the Russians.
Obama Admin Source Confirms Wiretapping Was Conducted
A source inside the Obama administration acknowledged that wiretapping was conducted to spy on Trump during the 2016 Presidential election.
“Democrat Kathy Arue: “My sources from the White House told me, she thinks it’s all true. She said, um there were concerns that Trump-and this is from the White House and the administration inside the White House…there were concerns that Trump and his surrogates may have been colluding with the Russians and a possible bargaining chip to influence the election, therefore a wiretap was conducted.”
That’s a load of crap.
The Obama administration knew there were no Trump ties to Russia that is just the excuse they are using now to try to cover for their illegal activity.
Holder Admits to Coup Led By Obama
Media Hypocrisy: Jeff Sessions and Russia vs. Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress
We spend a lot of our time correcting misreporting, slopping reporting, and reporting presented as objective when it clearly is not.
Increasingly, it’s apparent the attempt to oust newly-minted Attorney General Sessions was a good, old-fashioned media hit job. Who was behind it, we don’t know. These things seldom happen on their own, especially in the age of a completely incurious press.
The good folks over at the Media Research Center studied media coverage of the Sessions incident and compared it with the amount of coverage previous Attorney General Eric Holder received when he was in contempt of Congress. The results? Well, they’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect them to be, sadly.
Seven times more coverage was devoted to Sessions.
New Acting AG Will Enforce Trump Immigration Order
REMEMBER SALLY YATES? SHE WAS THE ASSISTANT AG WHO WAS FIRED FOR COUNTERMANDING TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION ORDER.
HAD SHE NOT BEEN FIRED, SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING THE BULLSHIT CLAIMS SESSIONS COLLUDED WITH THE RUSSKIES. DO YOU THINK THAT WAS NOT OBAMA’S PLAN?
New Acting AG Will Enforce Trump Immigration Order
Report: Trump furious that Sessions recused himself
SESSIONS IS THE KIND OF HONORABLE MAN WHO WOULD BE STAMPEDED BY THE MOB LUSTING FOR MORE SCALPS.
TRUMP SAYS,’SCREW YOU!’
Sessions said he made his decision after consulting with officials at the Justice Department, who recommended he should no longer participate in the probe.
Washington Post reporter Robert Costa tweeted Saturday morning that President Trump left the White House “in a fury” on Friday, “fuming about [Jeff] Sessions’s recusal and telling aides that Sessions shouldn’t have recused himself,” also calling the reports of his meeting “bull.”
ABC News also reported that Trump went “ballistic,” on Friday, also over the Sessions news
Hours before the Sessions press conference, Trump threw his full support behind his embattled attorney general, who was a loyal campaign surrogate, and insisted he should not recuse himself from the inquiry.
Trump officials have repeatedly dismissed the Sessions accusations as partisan attacks against the president in the aftermath of his speech.
Pence Goes On The WARPATH After The AP Release His Wife’s Email Address
In a low blow move that wouldn’t surprise anyone that was remotely plugged into the political environment, the utterly one-sided media lap dogs of the Democrats pulled off a move that cements the reason why Americans are disgusted with the institution that should be working for the people instead of a political party.
That email address was sent out Friday, contained within the 29 pages of old AOL emails that were released to the public by the Indianapolis Star. They themselves obtained the emails through an open information request.
The Vice President was furious when he found out… And he and his wife found out the ugly way when emails began to pour into her account, filled with malicious messages
DEMOCRATS DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE COUNTRY…REVENGE, HARASS, DESTROY BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, LEGAL OR NOT
Trump wiretap charge flummoxes law enforcement officials as FBI head reportedly asks DOJ to reject claim
WHY IS THIS JACKASS STILL HERE?
“How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” he tweeted.
Trump’s charge also left many in the White House and Justice Department confused and scrambling over the weekend to find any kind of factual backup for the president’s accusations.
Also Sunday, the New York Times reported that FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump’s assertion. According to the Times, Comey argued that Trump’s claim falsely implied that the FBI had broken the law. The Justice Department had not issued any such statement as of Sunday evening.
#ObamaGate Is a Lot More than a Hashtag
Forget the usual smokescreen of hyper-partisan blather from Chuck Schumer on “Meet the Press” or the myriad calls for Trump’s head from the usual press suspects and consider the situation: Congressional committees, the FBI, not to mention numerous avid media organizations and who knows who else (NSA? CIA? ASPCA?) have been investigating putative Trump-Russia collusion for some time now and come up with… exactly nothing.
Are they likely to come up with something of significance at this point? Almost certainly not.
Leaks and unnamed sources fuel media’s plan to destroy Trump
To judge by their scattershot approach, the conspirators are fishing for a bombshell. The fallback goal is to inflict death by a thousand cuts.
Already they’ve gotten one scalp and part of another. Gen. Mike Flynn is gone, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is wounded. Each made a mistake that obscured a larger truth: Somebody in the government has been spying on Trump’s team and giving top secret information to anti-Trump media outlets.
Flashback: First FISA Request on Trump Tower Came After Clinton and AG Lynch Met Privately on Tarmac
Was it coincidence or an indication of things to come?
Snakes on a Plane.
On June 27th of 2016, Bill Clinton met secretly with Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
A week later FBI Director James Comey laid out in a press conference the many scandalous activities taken by Hillary Clinton while she was President Obama’s Secretary of State and then he said the famous words:
“Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
We now know that the meeting between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Lynch occurred at about the same time that the Obama administration filed a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers.
No evidence is found — but the wiretaps continued, ostensibly for national security reasons, Andrew McCarthy at National Review later notes.
The Obama administration was monitoring an opposing presidential campaign using the high-tech surveillance powers of the federal intelligence services.
Barack Obama made Americans suffer for eight agonizing years. He got so good at it, he decided to continue his seditious ways after he had officially lost the power to screw us over. He set up headquarters two miles from the White House (the one that slaves built, you know) after leaving plenty of land mines set to go off as Trump was trying to begin repairing the damage.
The steady drip, drip, drip of information has already cost Trump one of his cabinet members. The shadow government now has its sights set on Attorney General Sessions … over nothing that every Democrats senator hasn’t done. The difference is that the leftstream media hounds actually fake outrage over the non-crimes of Republicans while totally ignoring the actual crimes of Democrats.
1. They surveilled the Trump campaign
2. They changed the FISA rules to give information to multiple agencies not just NSA, thus making it easier to leak, which leak it they did.
3. They pressed the alleged Russian connections and made sure the media got the information in order to undermine the campaign and later the administration.
4. They organized the subsequent protests against Trump.
Clean house and start investigating Obama.
Trump Calls Out Obama For Surveillance Of Him And Trump Campaign
Trump tweeted that the former president had been spying on him in October, a month before his election victory.
‘Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!’
McCarthyism, which the president used in his first tweet, is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.
Top Obama adviser to Trump: ‘No president can order a wiretap’
BEING A LIBERAL MEANS YOU CAN LIE WITH A STRAIGHT FACE. OBAMA FLOUTED THE LAW FROM THE DAY HE FIRST DARKENED THE DOORS OF THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE.
“No President can order a wiretap. Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you,” Ben Rhodes tweeted Saturday morning.
He also said “only a liar” could make the case, as Trump suggested, that Obama wire tapped Trump Tower ahead of the election.
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE WHAT A FALLEN IDOL IS CAPABLE OF.
Obama guy Ben Rhodes, who LIED to get the Iran Deal passed, says Trump is wrong
Can president “order” a wiretap on citizens? Well, he can ask for a FISA [foreign intelligence surveillance] court to wiretap citizens, which is what some reports say he did on Trump and his aides. So is Rhodes purposely lying here to smear Trump?
OF COURSE HE IS.
This is the same scumbag who LAUGHED about lying to idiot reporters about the Iran Deal to get it passed. AND he openly mocked them about it in the New York friggin’ Times. Do you think a scumbag who lied to get the Iran Deal passed MIGHT JUST be lying about this to make Trump look bad? Yeah, probably.
Peter Schweizer: Trump vs. Clintons’ Russia ties (guess who always got a free pass)
Bill and Hillary Clinton received large sums of money directly and indirectly from Russian officials while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Bill Clinton was paid a cool $500,000 (well above his normal fee) for a speech in Moscow in 2010. Who footed the bill? An investment firm in Moscow called Renaissance Capital, which boasts deep ties to Russian intelligence. The Clinton Foundation itself took money from Russian officials and Putin-connected oligarchs.
Leading Conservatives Predicted This Last Week: Obama Is Behind Illegal Leaks on Trump and Russia
A couple of the more prominent conservative pundits in the media are suggesting that former President Obama may be behind the classified leaks coming out of the government surrounding the Russian connections with the Trump campaign.
Rush added that “the left, which is run by Obama and Hillary and the hierarchy of the Democrat party, is doing everything they can to undermine, sabotage, and to prevent Trump from implementing his agenda. There’s no question about it.”
THEY NEVER STOP ATTACKING…THEY HAVE NO IDEAS, JUST VIOLENCE.
The Next Target In The Coup Attempt? Dems Attack Pence For ‘Private Email Account’ As Governor
A White House spokeswoman said Friday that Vice President Mike Pence ‘did everything to the letter of the law’ after public records revealed that he used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana’s governor.
Comparing that mini-scandal to Hillary Clinton’s more expansive problems stemming from her use of a private email server while she ran the State Department, said Sarah Sanders, is ‘apples to oranges.’
‘There’s light years of difference,’ she told reporters aboard Air Force One.
It appears irony is not lost on Hillary Clinton, as a photograph of her emerged on Friday reading a newspaper headlined with Mike Pence’s use of a personal email to conduct government business.
Her face appeared frozen and incredulous to learn that the vice president was embroiled in a similar controversy to her own infamous email server scandal.
From Stilton’s new site @ http://stiltonsplace.blogspot.com/
“We don’t know all the details of the accusations against Attorney General Jeff Sessions because, and we state this firmly and for the record, we don’t give a rat’s ass.
“For Sessions to have taken part in a Russian conspiracy to elect Donald Trump, there would have to have been a Russian conspiracy to elect Donald Trump. Not only is there no evidence of this, but the whole premise makes no sense.
“Whereas Trump was simply free-associating about the possibility of a better relationship with the Kremlin while on the stump, Hillary quietly approved the sale of 20% of America’s uranium reserves to the Russians. Moreover, with her bungled Russian “reset” program as Secretary of State, Hillary had already clearly demonstrated to Putin that, if elected, she would be far easier to manipulate than the wildcard Trump.
“We’re hoping that Jeff Sessions stands tough against the current accusations and that Trump stands behind him. The “Russian Conspiracy” is nonsense of a high order…and the last resort of a failing and flailing political party.”
Three more weeks. Three more gut-wrenching, agonizing weeks of putting up the sorry excuse for a human that’s been defecating on the nation for the last eight years. You can bet he’ll raise as much hell as possible until the last minute of the last day. Yesterday he unilaterally (and likely illegally) expelled 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for interfering with Hillary’s ascent to the throne. That he has absolutely no proof is of no import, he’s never needed it. He has also imposed sanctions on the Russians, although Putin is laughing him off as a joke who’ll be gone soon.
He’s doing what he can to poison international relations ahead of Trump’s attempts to enlist the Russkies as an ally to combat terrorism. Paul Ryan, McConnell, McCain, and Graham, quislings all, are screaming for even harsher sanctions against the the godless commies. My personal opinion is that Putin only respects people of strength, which he’s always known Obama not to be. That’s why he’s flexed his muscle throughout Eastern Europe. Considering Russia is a third world country with a first world military he may recognize PEOTUS is not someone to trifle with. Just a guess on my part.
Nearing exit, Obama seeks to tie Trump’s hands
President Obama has taken a flurry of unilateral actions in the waning days of his tenure that appear designed to box in President-elect Donald Trump.
Obama’s decision Thursday to sanction Russian entities for election-related hacking is just the latest obstacle he has placed in Trump’s way.
Day before the sanctions were unveiled, the Obama administration allowed the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israeli settlement activity – something that could have an indelible impact on the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
Obama has also permanently banned oil and gas drilling large swaths of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, closed off 1.6 million acres of Western land to development and scrapped the last vestiges of a registration system used largely on Muslim immigrants.
Russian Embassy Trolls US Over Obama’s New Sanctions With ‘Lame Duck’ Tweet
Mormons launch petition trying to stop the Tabernacle Choir singing at Donald Trump’s inauguration as one member resigns rather than perform at the ceremony
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir are set to sing at Donald Trump’s inauguration
The group has already performed at the ceremonies of six former Presidents
But a petition has been started by fellow Mormons urging them not to perform
One choir member has resigned in a refusal to sing for the President-elect
THROW EXCREMENT IN HIS FACE, EMBARRASS HIM ANY WAY YOU CAN, JUST BECAUSE HE WON
Paul Ryan Capitulates, Welcomes Obama’s ‘Overdue’ Russia Retaliation
House Speaker, Paul Ryan welcomes Obama’s Russia retaliation and says ‘it is an appropriate way to end eight years of failed policy with Russia’.
Enviros Want Tillerson Hearings To Be Public Trial On Exxon’s Climate History
Peter Frumhoff, the director of science and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), told reporters Wednesday that Rex Tillerson’s hearings should be devoted to holding Exxon responsible for hiding years of climate research
IT IS A CERTAINTY THAT EVERY LAST HEARING OF A TRUMP NOMINEE WILL BE SMEARED WITH DEMOCRAT RANTINGS AND TRYING TO ACT AS JUVENILE AS THE PETULANT ASSHATS THEY ARE
DC private schools giving Kellyanne Conway the brush-off
Kellyanne Conway is worried establishment elites in Washington, DC, are so prejudiced against President-elect Donald Trump that she won’t be able to get her kids into private school in the nation’s capital.
Conway divulged her fears to other parents at the Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, NJ, on Thursday night, when her twins, George and Claudia, performed a concert with other students. Alicia Keys was also there to hear her goddaughter perform.
There Will Be An ‘Alternative’ Inaugural Ball Called the Peace Ball on January 19
If you’re not a big fan of President-elect Donald Trump but you still want to party for America, there’s hope for you. You don’t need to go to a pro-Trump event or inaugural ball because there are anti-Trump events and balls!
THESE ARE A FEW OF THE NAMES. I NEVER HEARD OF MOST OF THEM.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE A NAME LIKE ‘POO?’
Obama dines at Nobu as latest Hawaii vacation pushes cost of first family’s travel past $96 million
President Barack Obama dined out with his family and friends at hip Honolulu Asian fusion restaurant Nobu on Wednesday night
Obama received a round of applause from other guests as he walked through the restaurant, a video posted to Instagram shows
The first family has been in Hawaii for nearly two weeks – they’re parked there until after the New Year holiday
A report published this afternoon puts the price tag of their travel over the last eight years at $96 million; report includes travel White House says was official
The Obamas pay for their food and lodging out of pocket when they’re on personal travel but the government picks up tap for flights and security
President-elect Donald Trump’s family trip to Florida for Thanksgiving cost taxpayers $7 million; he’s there now with his family, too
The city of New York is fuming about security costs to protect Trump Tower – they want the federal government to pick up the tab of $35 million
THE AVERAGE PRICE OF A MEAL AT NOBU IS $180/PER PERSON
PLEASE GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR LIVES AND GO AWAY!!!!
Democrats Have Legalized Child Prostitution In CA, Starting Jan. 1
SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.
Painting of Ferguson, Showing Cops as Pigs And Mike Brown On Cross, Hung Proudly in US Capitol
I APOLOGIZE IF THIS OFFENDS… IT’S WHAT WE’RE DEALING WITH SINCE THEY HAVE OBAMA’S TACIT APPROVAL
The untitled artwork, which supposedly symbolizes the unrest that followed the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, was selected as part of the annual Congressional Art Competition. It currently hangs in a tunnel between the U.S. Capitol building and Longworth House Office Building.