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    The so-called "Alternative Mueller Report” mentioned in a book by Andrew Weissmann, a top prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation, has been found, according to the Department of Justice. U.S. Attorney Damian Williams of the Southern District of New York said in a Thursday evening filing in federal court that the Justice Department “has located and begun processing this record and intends to release all non-exempt portions … once processing is complete.” The Justice Department was responding to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by The New York Times in July seeking access to a report allegedly compiled by Weissmann, who publicly battled with Mueller after the special counsel's report “did not establish” any conspiracy or coordination between members of former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and the Kremlin. Weissmann claimed in his book Where The Law Ends that the Mueller investigation had faced restrictions that limited the final report that was released. “Only some of these limitations made it into the final report, as Team M [Manafort] and Team R [Russia] did...
    Former federal prosecutor Brett Tolman explained on "Fox & Friends" how the latest indictment in Special Counsel John Durham's probe is connected to the Clintons. Tolman explained that both Bill and Hillary Clinton "utilized" the two individuals and he said it solidifies information in the case that was previously only speculation. ABC, CBS, NBC NEWSCASTS IGNORE DURHAM INDICTMENT OF STEELE DOSSIER SUB-SOURCE AFTER HYPING RUSSIA NARRATIVE BRETT TOLMAN: This indictment is the one that finally puts into place components of this conspiracy that were only speculation. The fact that this is rooted deeply in two operatives that were coming together and trying to assist each other in coming up with a file that they could use to take down a candidate and then eventually a president was so deeply rooted in the Clinton campaign.  CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP You have two individuals that were utilized in both Bill Clinton's campaign and then you have Hillary Clinton and their campaign that are utilizing them, payments being made through lawyers, the law firm of the campaign to individuals....
    Russell Brand, a Hollywood actor turned independent commentator, broke with his generally left-wing fold to call the allegations that former President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia a “Democratic conspiracy.” Brand, who hails from the United Kingdom, posted a video to his YouTube channel on Sept. 23 reacting to commentary about the latest grand jury indictment in special counsel John Durham's inquiry into the origins and conduct of the Russia investigation. “I find myself in awe, gobsmacked, flabbergasted, and startled by these revelations that Russiagate was a Democratic conspiracy,” Brand said. Brand said widespread acceptance of allegations of a secret electronic channel between Trump's company and Russia's Alfa Bank late in the 2016 campaign among the media does not indicate a society with a healthy relationship to the truth. Brand was specifically reacting to and referencing a blog post written by journalist Glenn Greenwald. The indictment returned by a grand jury this month accuses Michael Sussmann, a former attorney from law firm Perkins Coie, of falsely telling the FBI's top lawyer that he was not representing...
     Russell Brand has put in his two cents on Russiagate. The left-leaning comedian posted a YouTube video last week titled “So…Trump was RIGHT About Clinton & Russia Collusion,” in which he cited Glenn Greenwald’s reporting on the indictment of former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann.  Sharing passages from just one source, Brand claimed that there is “serious evidence” that Clinton worked with Russia to create this “conspiracy” in order to hurt Donald Trump’s campaign. Brand recalled how prevalent the Russia collusion story was in the media, noting that it was mentioned on “Every late-night talk show, all over the news, it was just — you were bombarded with it.” “It was like, being sort of in a way discussed as if it was just an absolute fact,” lamented Brand. “To discover that this was propaganda, a construct, a confection by the Democratic Party — who, of course, are now in government — is kind of beyond disappointing, because you begin to question and query what other things may not be true.” Greenwald later praised Brand’s video, claiming it gave him “hope” for the media’s...
    A former top House Intelligence Committee investigator instrumental in revealing secrets behind the "Russiagate" controversy said the latest grand jury indictment in special counsel John Durham's inquiry offers a good view into a broader charge that may follow. Kash Patel, a high-ranking official in the Trump administration, told Fox News on Monday he believes a "very well-laid out" conspiracy charge is in the making that will envelop people in and around Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. The indictment, returned by a grand jury last week, accuses Michael Sussmann, a former attorney from law firm Perkins Coie, of falsely telling the FBI's top lawyer he was not representing any clients when acting on behalf of a technology executive and the Clinton campaign during a Sept. 2016 meeting in which he shared a tip about a secret electronic channel between Trump's company and Russia's Alfa bank. Sussmann pleaded not guilty to a charge of lying to the FBI on Friday, with lawyers insisting he never said he didn't have clients and represented only the technology executive at the meeting five years...
    Former Department of Justice Chief of Staff Kash Patel told "America's Newsroom" on Monday that Special Counsel John Durham's probe into the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign is developing a "very well laid-out conspiracy charge" against those involved. DAN BONGINO RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION'S ORIGINS FOLLOWING FIRST DURHAM INDICTMENT KASH PATEL: I was the lead investigator for [House Homeland Security Committee] Chairman Devin Nunes, driving the Russia investigation on Capitol Hill and I was actually the staffer that took the deposition that cited Durham's indictment, so, I’m intimately familiar with this.  [Michael] Sussman is the centerpiece for these allegations because he ties the Hillary Clinton campaign to Fusion GPS to Christopher Steele to the Department of Justice and the false information they fed to the FBI and DOJ to spy on the presidential campaign.  It’s exactly the heart of the matter being a former federal prosecutor. It’s a 27-page indictment for a lying count that you normally have about five pages to discuss. It is a very well laid-out conspiracy charge that outlines other figures involved that I just...
    The cybersecurity lawyer indicted this week by a grand jury in special counsel John Durham's investigation could end up being the "fall guy" for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, warned a top House Republican. Rep. Devin Nunes , the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, told Newsmax on Thursday there is evidence of a broad Russia collusion conspiracy — allegations the congressman's team investigated and referred to the Justice Department . But, he cautioned the Clintons "have a long history of their lawyers and agents disappearing." Michael Sussmann, a former attorney from Perkins Coie, is accused of falsely telling the top FBI lawyer he had no clients when he was representing a technology executive and the Clinton campaign during a meeting on possible links between former President Donald Trump and Russia. Sussmann pleaded not guilty to a charge of lying to the FBI on Friday, with lawyers insisting he never said he didn't have clients and was representing only the technology executive. DURHAM NOT EXPECTED TO BRING CHARGES TIED TO INTEL ASSESSMENT ON RUSSIAN ELECTION INTERFERENCE: REPORT The Perkins...
    The New York Times filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking access to the “Alternative Mueller Report” allegedly compiled by former special counsel team leader Andrew Weissmann, who publicly battled with special counsel Robert Mueller last year after Mueller’s report “did not establish” any Trump-Russia conspiracy in 2016. Weissmann claimed in his book, Where The Law Ends, that the Mueller investigation had been limited, writing last year: “Only some of these limitations made it into the final report, as Team M [Manafort] and Team R [Russia] did not have the pen — that is, the final say. To remedy this, at least for posterity, I had all the members of Team M write up an internal report memorializing everything we found, our conclusions, and the limitations on the investigation, and provided it to the other team leaders as well as had it maintained in our files.” The New York Times referenced that passage, telling the court it “sought a copy of the internal report done by Mr. Weissman’s team (the ‘Alternative Mueller Report’) referenced in Weissman’s book”...
    MSNBC far-left host Joy Reid once again spread misinformation on her Twitter account Monday, sharing a 2019 picture of a crowded Miami Beach in an attempt to shame vacationers for flouting coronavirus distancing guidelines. It wasn't the first time, however, that Reid has spread conspiracy theories or other misinformation to her viewers and millions of Twitter followers. Here are 10 other times the MSNBC star has been caught disseminating fake news. MSNBC RATINGS SUFFER, JOY REID'S SHOW HAS WORST WEEKLY VIEWERSHIP EVER March 4, 2021 Reid referred to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., as a conspiracy senator "by way of Moscow," strangely insinuating that he was a Kremlin plant.  The remark drew derision from liberal journalist and corporate media critic Glenn Greenwald, who said it was "bats--t crazy and as much conspiratorial derangement as anything from QAnon." This followed Reid saying in January that President Donald Trump was "servile" to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Reid is not the only MSNBC personality to draw connections between Johnson and Russia. MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace, one of the network's most enthusiastic proponents of Russia election conspiracy theories, asked...
    Left-wing NBC intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance was tapped by House Democrats Wednesday to testify at a hearing about domestic terrorism in spite of his history of promoting conspiracy theories and blatant falsehoods. Nance repeatedly discussed the danger of far-right conspiracy theories before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, citing the anti-government fanaticism of 1995 Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.  Yet Nance was one of the chief proponents of Russia-related conspiracies on MSNBC during the Trump administration, and he is a frequent guest of such hyperpartisan hosts as Joy Reid and Lawrence O'Donnell. He has long claimed former President Donald Trump was an "asset" of the Russian government. MEDIA PUNDITS COMPLAIN NEERA TANDEN RECEIVING SEXIST TREATMENT FROM MANCHIN AS CONFIRMATION HOPES FADE Nance once suggested on air that Trump was compromised by Russia as early as 1977, and also claimed Russia had successfully waged a disinformation campaign to the point the U.S. would "welcome an invasion." Shortly before Robert Mueller released his investigation's findings that there was no proof of a conspiracy between Trump and Russia to influence the 2016 election, Nance declared Trump's conduct was on the scale of notorious traitor Benedict Arnold and the data on...
    On Thursday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) rose in her own defense as the Democrat-run House of Representatives prepared to strip her of her committee memberships because of offensive comments she made on social media before she had been elected to Congress or even run for office. Greene explained that the appeal of the QAnon conspiracy theory, in which she had once believed, was that it explained otherwise bizarre claims of “Russia collusion.” House Rules Committee Chair Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) said Greene was trying to blame others for her misdeeds. That was both false and unfair. Greene acknowledged that what she had said was wrong. She was trying to explain it: when an entire political party, and the whole of the mainstream media, believed a conspiracy theory that Vladimir Putin put President Donald Trump in office, the idea that a Deep State cabal was out to get him was not entirely implausible. No one has ever been held accountable for the “Russia collusion” hoax that dominated our national politics for the entire Trump presidency — right up to its...
    MSNBC host Joy Reid revived the Russia collusion narrative on the eve of President Trump's departure from the White House Tuesday, insisting that no president has been more "servile" to a foreign nation than he was to Russia.  "To be clear, we've had 45 American presidencies, some good, some great, some terrible," Reid said while closing her show on Tuesday evening. "But we've never had a president quite like Donald J. Trump." The "ReidOut" host suggested that Trump will be remembered as the worst president in American history, elevating the likes of Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson as well as Richard Nixon.  "No American president ... was elected with the help of a foreign power. None of them, let alone a hostile foreign power like Russia," Reid continued. "And none of them have been as servile to a foreign government than Trump has been to the Kremlin and to Vladimir Putin personally." CLINTON, PELOSI BLASTED BY LEFT FOR CONTINUING TO PUSH 'RUSSIAGATE': THEY'VE NEVER GOING TO GIVE UP' Reid isn't the only high-profile liberal to revive the "Russiagate" conspiracy theory this week. On Monday,...
    Colin Kahl, who President-elect Joe Biden announced Wednesday will serve in a top Pentagon position, pushed the now-debunked conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign conspired with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election. Kahl endorsed the collusion theory in a December 2017 essay for Foreign Policy and also boosted the now-debunked Steele dossier in posts on Twitter. “The circumstantial evidence suggesting that the Trump campaign collaborated with the Kremlin to get now-President Donald Trump elected continues to mount,” Kahl, who was a national security adviser for Biden when he served as vice president, wrote in the Foreign Policy essay. “But even if it turns out that there was no direct ‘collusion’ to shape the 2016 election, what we have learned so far — including most recently from retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s guilty plea this past week — is incredibly troubling.” Kahl, who has served as national security adviser to Biden when he was vice president, held open the possibility that the Trump team did not directly collude with Russia, but he asserted that “the evidence is now irrefutable” that...
    Former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly expected to nominate for energy secretary, promoted Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theories and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s unsubstantiated gang rape allegations. “And here I thought [President Donald Trump’s] obsequiousness to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin was about a pee tape,” Granholm tweeted in September. (RELATED: Report: Biden To Nominate Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm For Energy Secretary) And here I thought his obsequiousness to Putin was about a pee tape … https://t.co/iwW08iExoO — Jennifer Granholm (@JenGranholm) September 28, 2020 The “pee tape” refers to an allegation published in the Steele Dossier that Trump in 2013 booked the Moscow Ritz-Carlton’s presidential suite and hired prostitutes to urinate on each other, according to The New York Times. The allegation is unsubstantiated but was promoted by Democrats and corporate media outlets like CNN. She also called for an independent investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia after the president fired former FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. “After Comey firing, every person at town halls now should demand...
    A TOP pick for President-elect Joe Biden's economic cabinet, spread a conspiracy theory days after the 2016 election that Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump because Russian hackers flipped votes. Tanden, who on Monday was nominated as Biden's director of the Office of Management and Budget, repeatedly claimed in the weeks after Trump's win that Kremlin operatives were the reason behind the Democrat's loss. 6Neera Tanden, a former adviser to Hillary Clinton, pushed a conspiracy theory in 2016 about Russian operatives helping Trump get electedCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6President-elect Joe Biden nominated Tanden as director of the Office of Management on Monday The 50-year-old served as an unpaid adviser to Clinton during her 2016 presidential run - on Monday, she was selected by Biden as OMB chief, a role that oversees his administration's financial management. Days after the 2016 election, Tanden pushed the baseless theory that Russian hackers had swapped votes for Clinton to Trump, Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald reported on Monday. In response to a report that the FBI claimed "Russian hackers" had "accessed voter info," she tweeted:...
    Trump gestures to the press after getting off of Marine One following several days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment for COVID-19Ken Cedeno/CNP via ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Less than a month before the election, President Donald Trump is pinning his hopes to yet another wild conspiracy theory. With the help of congressional Republicans, right-wing media, and his top intelligence official, Trump is falsely claiming that Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats fabricated the entire Trump-Russia scandal in 2016.  They went for a Coup. Almost destroyed our Country. You had the right President at the right moment. Current Voters, REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU VOTE! https://t.co/w2s8LdiRu0 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020 Not surprisingly, this claim is inaccurate, incoherent Fox News fodder that is unlikely to sway anyone not already deep in Trump’s camp. But importantly, it is being advanced through selective and misleading declassification by Trump’s pliant director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe. And Trump seemed to cite it on...
    The New York Times‘ exposé on Donald Trump’s tax returns suggests that the president has suffered financial losses for many years, resulting in many years when he paid little or no federal income tax. The Times speculates that the presidency itself is Trump’s only hope to recoup his losses, either through burnishing his brand or using his political power, ignoring conflicts of interest. But the Times has also succeeded, albeit inadvertently, in debunking several common anti-Trump conspiracy theories. Russia. The Times found no evidence of any links to Russia that were previously unreported. The tax returns, it says, do not “reveal any previously unreported connections to Russia.” All they show is that the 201 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow was “was the most profitable Miss Universe during Mr. Trump’s time as co-owner, and that it generated a personal payday of $2.3 million.” That’s all there is to the vast Russian business interests Democrats hinted (and hoped) the returns would show. Michael Cohen. Prosecutors in New York have subpoenaed the tax returns for a criminal investigation — most likely, having to do with payments via...
    Showtime’s upcoming “Comey Rule” adds up to nothing less than ViacomCBS  using corporate money to produce a four-hour, $40 million campaign ad for Joe Biden. Watch below:  The miniseries, which airs over two nights on Showtime, is based on A Higher Loyalty, a 2018 memoir written by the discredited and disgraced James Comey, the former head of the FBI. Anyone at all familiar with the Russia Collusion Hoax can tell from the trailer that ViacomCBS’s Vote for Joe! ad is determined to spread the debunked conspiracy theory President Trump and, or, his campaign colluded with the Russians to steal the 2016 presidential election, as well as the conspiracy theory Russian meddling tipped the election to Trump. Both are proven lies. “Ever spend time on Facebook,” one of the characters in the trailer asks ominously. Ooh, you mean that whole, whopping $4700  Russian — not including the ads Russia purchased to promote Black Live Matter at the same time — spent? In total, according to the Associated Press, Russia spent about $100,000 on political ads in 2016 — ads that...
    On Thursday, writing for The Washington Post, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin outlined why the testimony of former acting Attorney General Sally Yates was a body blow to the “Deep State” conspiracy theories of President Donald Trump and his allies. “Former deputy attorney general Sally Yates provided as definitive an account as you are going to get regarding former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the Russia investigation and the politicization of the Justice Department during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday,” wrote Rubin. “Republicans have been so immersed in a false account of events and in conspiracy-mongering for a failed president that they seemed startled when Yates corrected them again and again.” Yates, wrote Rubin, argued seven main points: Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was not being surveilled; Flynn was only caught up because he was plotting to “neuter” sanctions against Russia with a surveilled Russian official; Flynn lied to Vice President Mike Pence about what he was doing; the FBI was running a counterintelligence investigation, not a criminal one; the FBI continued the investigation because they had evidence of Flynn’s...
    Although Donald Trump now claims the whole thing is a “hoax” — his favorite term to discredit any story that’s true — the president was clearly told by intelligence officials that Russia was paying bounties to Afghan fighters to kill American troops. Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that Trump was briefed and there was a large intra-agency meeting held by the National Security Council. When the White House denied that Trump had ever heard anything about this, sources came up with a date for the briefing: Feb. 27. Further reporting from the Associated Press indicates that Trump was shown an earlier version of this intelligence more than a year ago, and that then-national security adviser John Bolton personally briefed him in March 2019. Financial documents also back up the story, and the name of one Afghan middleman has surfaced. Indeed, it’s obvious Trump is lying about this is just from the fact that he’s dismissing the entire story as a “hoax,” even though his White House officials and Republican politicians are not contesting that these intelligence reports about Russian bounties actually exist. Yet Trump continues both to deny that he was briefed and also to claim, preposterously, “this is...
    Amanda Marcotte July 2, 2020 5:29PM (UTC) Although Donald Trump now claims the whole thing is a "hoax" — his favorite term to discredit any story that's true — the president was clearly told by intelligence officials that Russia was paying bounties to Afghan fighters to kill American troops. Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that Trump was briefed and there was a large intra-agency meeting held by the National Security Council. When the White House denied that Trump had ever heard anything about this, sources came up with a date: Feb. 27. Further reporting from the Associated Press indicates that Trump was shown an earlier version of this intelligence more than a year ago, and that then-national security adviser John Bolton personally briefed him in March 2019. Financial documents also back the story up, and the name of at least one Afghan middleman has surfaced.  Indeed, it's obvious Trump is lying about this is just from the fact that he's dismissing the entire story as a "hoax," even though his own White House officials and Republican politicians are not contesting that these intelligence reports...
            by Robert Romano  A newly released hand-written note by former FBI agent Peter Strzok from early Jan. 2017 confirms knowledge and direction of the investigation of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn by former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden. The note was submitted as evidence by Flynn’s lawyers Jesse Binnall and Sidney Powell on June 24 just as the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a rare writ of mandamus ordering Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the case against Flynn. Per Binnall and Powell, both Obama and Biden were aware there was nothing untoward about Flynn’s Dec. 2016 discussions with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, “Yesterday, the Government produced further stunning and exculpatory evidence, previously withheld from General Flynn, showing that Director Comey himself and the highest levels of the Obama Administration had the transcripts of Flynn’s phone calls with officials of other countries and knew General Flynn’s calls were lawful and proper.” Binnall and Powell continued, “Strzok’s notes believed to be of January 4, 2017, reveal that former President Obama, James Comey, Sally Yates, Joe...
    Jim Carrey may be a few fries short of a Happy Meal. Now the former funnyman, who mostly dropped out of acting to become a painter and fulltime political commentator on Twitter, has a new theory about President Trump. “Be wary of diplomatic missions to Moscow prior to the Nov elections,” Carrey wrote Monday on Twitter, posting a painting of Russian President Vladimir Putin holding a tiny Air Force One in his hands. “Given the list of possible indictments he faces, Traitor Trump may be the first American President to defect.” Be wary of diplomatic missions to Moscow prior to the Nov elections. Given the list of possible indictments he faces, Traitor Trump may be the first American President to defect. pic.twitter.com/JberHOoXaE — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 15, 2020 That’s right, Carrey is saying that if Trump takes a trip to Russia, he might just stay there. Yup, Carrey might just be the “Dumber” guy from his famed movie, “Dumb and Dumber.” The actor, 58, is suggesting that Trump could well be indicted after the November election, especially if he...
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