Big govt, Politics

Andrew McCabe Fires Back After Getting Axed from FBI

Newly axed acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe isn’t taking his ouster sitting down.

After learning of his firing from the press release that was issued by the bureau, McCabe issued his own statement which included an ominous and likely not-so-veiled threat.

He warned, “All along we have said nothing, never wanting to distract from the mission of the FBI by addressing the lies told and repeated about us…No more.”

The question now is how he plans to respond. Will he name names and bring down the house of cards? It’s going to get interesting very soon.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Just over a day before his scheduled retirement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, stripping the career FBI agent of a half-million-dollar pension.

In return, McCabe broke his silence and said he was “being singled out and treated this way” for what he witnessed and did after President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey.

McCabe issued a lengthy statement noting his 21-year career as a special agent and his case experience, including investigating Russian organized crime.

“For the last year and a half, my family and I have been the targets of an unrelenting assault on our reputation and my service to this country. Articles too numerous to count have leveled every sort of false, defamatory and degrading allegation against us. The president’s tweets have amplified and exacerbated it all. He called for my firing. He called for me to be stripped of my pension after more than 20 years of service. And all along we have said nothing, never wanting to distract from the mission of the FBI by addressing the lies told and repeated about us,” he said. “No more.”

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Big govt, Politics

Breaking: FBI Fires Andrew McCabe in the 11th Hour

So it happened.

Based on the recommendation of the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility and the investigation of the Inspector General, Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially terminated former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe late yesterday.

President Trump celebrated the decision via Twitter as justice served.

As we reported yesterday, this formally kills McCabe’s million-dollar pension for which he otherwise would have qualified after twenty years in the bureau.

His role in the dubious FISA warrant along with lying about media manipulation during multiple investigations isn’t just professional misconduct, it’s criminal.

Here’s more from Fox News…

The Justice Department dealt a stunning blow to former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Friday night, firing him just days before he would have been eligible for a lifetime pension after determining that he lied to investigators reviewing the bureau’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server.

“Pursuant to Department Order 1202, and based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.

“After an extensive and fair investigation and according to Department of Justice procedure, the Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provided its report on allegations of misconduct by Andrew McCabe to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR),” Sessions said.

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Big govt, Courts

Kids Taken from Parents Because They Didn’t Allow Easter Bunny

Before you ask, no, this story is not from the Onion.

It comes from the land up north where everything stupid and socialist in America is first tested.

Canadian authorities removed foster kids from their parents’ home after reports of really heinous abuse.

That’s right, according to the commissars at Children’s Aid Society, the home was deemed unfit because the Christian parents refused to respect the kids’ ‘cultural traditions’ when they decided not to pretend the Easter Bunny is real.

No, we’re not kidding.

Thankfully a judge found a deposit of common sense still remaining in Canada and ruled that the parents’ freedom of religion had been violated.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Proving that Canada is as insane as many of us believe, a foster agency removed children from the home of Christian foster parents because they refused to celebrate Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny. However, proving that some authority figures in Canada still have their wits about them, a judge ruled in favor of the foster parents.

Frances and Derek Baars are members of a conservative Presbyterian denomination that doesn’t celebrate Easter and Christmas. However, the Baars are not so entrenched in their own beliefs as to be tyrants about it. In fact, according to Christianity Today, “When they became foster parents in December 2015, they altered their celebrations to purchase Christmas gifts for the girls and take them to a family gathering as well as a Sunday school program at another church.”

However, Frances Baars went on to say, “We have a strict ‘no lying’ policy, because God is the God of truth who is Truth, and telling kids that the Easter Bunny and Santa are real is lying.”

The fact that the Baars made sure to make their positions about the Easter Bunny and Santa clear during their foster parent training and home visits did not matter. The Children’s Aid Society ” took the children away from the Baars with just a day’s notice, citing the couple’s refusal to respect the girls’ cultural traditions.”

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Big govt, States

Three Classmates Alerted Authorities on Nikolas Cruz

Clearly all of this ‘see something, say something’ nonsense is just that…at least that’s the case in Florida.

One might think the multiple shootings over the last decade or so might have given reason for authorities at all levels to take threats of violence a little more seriously.

Not so apparently.

Whether the Miami office of the FBI or the Broward County Sheriff’s office, multiple reports from observers and classmates were completely ignored.

Had they responded, 17 people would be alive today.

This isn’t a problem of guns; it’s a problem of law enforcement. Period.

Gun laws are worthless if no one is willing to enforce them. Cruz violated laws as an adult and remained free.

That’s a crime.

Here’s more from Redstate…

These were more of the signs that were overlooked, or just ignored.

Maybe it’s because this is what teenagers do. Maybe this part seemed almost “normal,” but 3 former classmates of Nikolas Cruz are telling of their experiences with the Parkland high school shooter.

The three students, Dana Craig, 16; her boyfriend, Matthew Rosario, 16, and Enea Sabadini, 17 say that there was trouble with Cruz, after Sabadini began dating his ex-girlfriend.

Sabadini and Cruz got into a fight, and that may have been one factor that led to Cruz being expelled in 2017 from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Another report is that he showed up at the school with a weapon or ammunition in his backpack.

Either way, he was flagged as a threat.

“Im going to watch ypu bleed,” read an Instagram message sent under Cruz’s name to Enea in 2017, when students said Cruz was no longer at the school. “I am going to shoot you dead.” Another message said Enea “stole my ex.”

The FBI’s reaction to reported concerns about Cruz was botched.

The Broward County Sheriff’s office received around 20 calls and nothing came of it.

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Big govt, States

Fail: FBI Admits It Mishandled Tip On Florida Shooter

The FBI is not on the top of the ‘Most Popular Federal Agencies’ list these days.

And after the shooting in Florida this week, the FBI is under the microscope once again.

Director Chris Wray admitted culpability and apologized in a public letter after it was revealed the FBI had been given a tip that Nikolas Cruz was a potential shooter.

But the FBI did precisely nothing with that tip, and now 17 innocent people are dead.

Wray’s apology wasn’t enough for Florida Gov. Rick Scott who has very publicly called for Wray’s resignation.

What’s more, Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for a congressional investigation of the FBI (because one can never have too many investigations of the FBI).

So far, 2018 isn’t shaping up to be a banner year for the bureau.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

The FBI failed to follow proper protocols after a person close to Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz called the FBI tipline to warn that Cruz had a “desire to kill people” and could carry out a school shooting, the agency said in a statement on Friday.

The agency failed to act on the tip, which came a little over a month before Cruz killed 17 people at a Parkland, Florida high school this week.

“We are still investigating the facts. I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public. It’s up to all Americans to be vigilant, and when members of the public contact us with concerns, we must act properly and quickly,” said FBI Director Chris Wray.

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Big govt

John Podesta: Govt Should Control Your Family Planning

If you’ve managed to forget John Podesta, don’t.

He’s a perennial operative in the Clinton political machine having served as Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, head of Hillary’s campaign and now head of the liberal Center for American Progress.

One of his pet issues as a devout uber-lib is ‘climate change’.

And among all the usual prescriptions for ending ‘global warming’, he’s proposing one that should give us pause.

Since the world has too many people exhaling carbon dioxide, we need fewer people.

Ergo, the best way to reduce population is for government to manage ‘reproductive health’.

Which of course is leftist code for abortion.

Short version: Podesta likes China’s one-child policy through forced abortion and contraception.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

John Podesta, former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, and the current chair of the Center for American Progress, recently wrote an article in The Washington Post rallying all good progressives to cure the scourge of climate change by controlling the earth’s out-of-control population explosion.

In the beginning of the article he told us that his goal is to “reduce emissions, raise living standards, and build a more sustainable future” ostensibly for the masses in developing nations. (I wondered as I read this if John Podesta has raised living standards for anyone in the world. Besides being a political figure, has he actually created businesses or even built so much as a well to raise the living standards of anyone in the Third World?)

He went on to comment on how we cannot overlook the importance of “reproductive health.” He never actually defines “reproductive health” but according to Planned Parenthood and their supporters (such as Robert Reich in the following video) it includes contraceptives and abortion.

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Big govt, International

Russians Bragged About Hillary’s Influence on Uranium Deal

An FBI informant working for years with the FBI to monitor Russian criminal activity just testified before the Senate Judiciary, House Intelligence and House Oversight Committees on Wednesday…for four hours.

And in his testimony, he revealed numerous times that the Russians often bragged about how then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was securing the CIFIUS approval for the Uranium One deal which gave Russia 20% control over U.S. uranium.

And recall that that influence was secured with cash to the Clinton Foundation.

Lots of cash, as in seven figures, not counting the half million honorarium Slick Willy got for a speech.

Did the FBI do anything with that intel? Obviously not.

Here’s more from Redstate…

There is new information that Russian cash funneled to the Clintons helped secure a key deal for a corrupt Russian-owned nuclear company. Sara Carter:

An informant who spent years gathering information on the Russian energy and uranium market industry for the FBI, met staff members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Oversight, and House Intelligence Committees on Wednesday. He gave explosive testimony on his years as an undercover informant providing information to the FBI on Russian criminal networks operating in the United States. He also contends in his testimony, and written briefs, to the FBI that Russia attempted to hide its ongoing aid to help sustain Iran’s nuclear industry, at the time the Obama administration approved the sale of 20 percent of U.S. uranium mining rights to Russia.

The informant, William D. Campbell, is represented by that perennial TV talking head Victoria Toensing, who had this to say about his appearance yesterday:

Mr. Campbell testified for over four hours until he answered every question from three Congressional committees; the Senate Judiciary, House Oversight and House Intelligence committees.

He recounted numerous times that the Russians bragged that the Clintons’ influence in the Obama administration would ensure CIFIUS approval for Uranium One. And he was right.

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Big govt, Politics

Inspector General to Reopen Hillary Email Investigation

Are you not entertained?! No? Ok, good, because it’s about to get even more interesting in the Swamp in the coming weeks.

Russia collusion probe, FISA memo, State Department memo, move aside: it’s time to take a second look at the FBI’s so-called investigation into Hillary’s email server.

So says the Inspector General for the Department of Justice, who’s been digging around for a while with keen interest into all the unexplained details surrounding the bureau’s exoneration of Hillary Clinton.

In fact, he’s been conducting an investigation for nearly a year.

The report from which is due roughly a month from now.

And all indications are it’s going to be explosive.

So, if FISA doesn’t bring down the corrupt FBI, Hillary’s server scandal may do it.

Here’s more from The Hill…

Few people have heard of Michael Horowitz, but that’s about to change.

Horowitz, the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general, is an increasingly critical player in the controversy surrounding the FBI, President Trump and the Russia investigation.

With little fanfare, he has been conducting a sprawling probe of the FBI’s handling of the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. His full report, which could set off shockwaves, is expected by the early spring.

A political appointee in both the Bush and Obama administrations, Horowitz’s yearlong investigation already reportedly contributed to the early resignation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. And his work has been felt in other ways.

Horowitz also uncovered a series of text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that led special counsel Robert Mueller to remove Strzok from his team. Those texts have fueled accusations among GOP lawmakers that Mueller’s probe is tainted by partisanship.

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The Aftermath: More Memo Fallout for FBI

Less than 24 hours after the controversial House FISA memo was released, it seems anyone associated either with the Democrat Party or the FBI has criticized it.

Which might be the best argument for why it should have been released.

Though only a few pages long, it packs a ton of interconnected revelations that beg further explanation…and further investigation.

One of the most interesting details to emerge is that the FBI used a Yahoo News article in addition to the ‘salacious’ dossier as evidence for the request for a FISA warrant on the Trump campaign.

But the Yahoo story was pitched by Fusion GPS and was based on claims in the dossier the FBI knew to be both paid for by the DNC and entirely unsubstantiated.

In a nutshell, the FBI was acting as an attack dog for the Hillary campaign in order to dig up dirt to discredit the Trump campaign.

This is almost surely the ‘insurance policy’ Strzok and Page discussed via text message.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

The FBI relied heavily on the dubious Steele dossier, as well as a Yahoo! News article based on the salacious document, to obtain a surveillance warrant against a Trump campaign adviser prior to the 2016 election, according to an explosive but controversial memo approved for release by the White House on Friday.

The memo, which was crafted by House Republicans, also says that the FBI’s deputy director, Andrew McCabe, told Congress that a FISA warrant against the campaign adviser, Carter Page, would not have been granted without use of the dossier. That despite the FBI later determining that very little of the Democrat-funded document was corroborated.

And in another stunning revelation, the memo asserts that Justice Department official Bruce Ohr was used to pass information from the author of the dossier, Christopher Steele, to the DOJ.

Ohr’s wife, Nellie Ohr, worked at the time for Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm research firm that commissioned the dossier. Bruce Ohr, who worked closely with Deputy Attorney Generals Sally Yates and Rod Rosenstein, passed his wife’s opposition research on Trump to the FBI, the memo says.

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Nancy Pelosi Blasts Memo Release in Letter to Speaker

Sources are now reporting the White House has given an official green light on the declassification of certain details in the House FISA memo and that it will be released Friday morning.

And it’s now fairly clear the Democrats’ and the FBI’s objections are being ignored and for good reason.

SanFran Nancy Pelosi sent a last-minute scathing letter to Speaker Ryan essentially demanding that the GOP’s ‘cover-up campaign’ using a ‘bogus memo’ should be ended because it’s ‘reckless’.

Someone should remind Pelosi that the FBI couldn’t refute the details in the memo upon reviewing it in which the actual cover-up campaign concerned their own agents.

If there’s anything at all reckless about this fiasco, it’s the suggestion that the American people don’t have a right to see it.

Carry on, Chairman Nunes!

Here’s more from BizPacReview…

The wait for the release of the highly controversial top-secret FISA memo could finally be over.

Fox News Chief White House correspondent said President Trump will declassify the memo for release Friday morning.

Democrats and the FBI have been objecting to the memo’s release. The final document that will be made public will reportedly include some technical redactions requested by the FBI.

A panicked FBI issued a statement saying it had “grave concerns” over the memo’s potential release. And Congressman Adam Schiff penned a late-night letter in an effort to block Republicans decision to let the American people see it.

Democrats appear to be a in a full blown panic with Intell Commitee Chairman Devin Nunes, who spear-headed the memo, in their crosshairs. Nancy Pelosi fired off a last-minute letter to Paul Ryan demanding that Nunes be removed from his position as chairman:

 

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