Breaking News: Sen Feinstein releases confidential doc re: Kavanaugh to the FBI

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/09/13/feinstein-kavanaugh-confiden

(CBS SF) — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has referred a confidential document that contains information on the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination to the FBI, the senator announced Thursday. “I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” Feinstein said in a statement. “That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.”

The announcement by Sen. Feinstein, the top-ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, was followed by a call by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) to postpone a Committee vote on the Kavanaugh nomination. Durbin said the referral went to the FBI but also did not say what the information contained.

“No idea what they are going to find,” Durbin told CNN. “I think the FBI is the appropriate agency and that’s where it was referred.”

Durbin also said he does not believe the committee should vote on Kavanaugh “until all the information is before the committee.”

In a statement, White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec said Kavanaugh has been “thoroughly and repeatedly vetted” by the FBI for government positions over the past 25 years and accused Democrats of trying to delay the nomination.

“Throughout his confirmation process, Judge Kavanaugh has had 65 meetings with senators — including with Senator Feinstein — sat through over 30 hours of testimony, addressed over 2,000 questions in a public setting and additional questions in a confidential session. Not until the eve of his confirmation has Sen. Feinstein or anyone raised the specter of new ‘information’ about him,” Kupec said.

“Sen. (Chuck) Schumer promised to ‘oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have,’ and it appears he is delivering with this 11th hour attempt to delay his confirmation,” she added. (More at link above, including a video of news show on CBS TV)

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Apparently the document reveals the name of a woman who is all #MeToo about Kavanaugh. But since the person involved does not want her identity released, she will apparently remain anonymous. We now officially live inside a land of DOJ, FBI surveillance of political opponents running a legit campaign for the Oval Office, redaction of information when documents regarding that surveillance are released, and now anonymous complainants who can upstage the legit confirmation of a man to the Supreme Court.

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So here is a bit of sunlight to shine on Russian Collusion

Russian oligarch admits to collusion…with Robert Mueller’s FBI

http://theduran.com/russian-oligarch-admits-to-collusion-with-robert-muellers-fbi/?mc_cid=4dca1912b2&mc_eid=7d271120f6

Oleg Deripaska wants it known that he worked with the FBI and DOJ, and that he had nothing to do with the Steele dossier…Deripaska, rumored to be Donald Trump’s “back channel” to Putin via the Russian’s former association with Paul Manafort, says he “colluded” with the US Government between 2009 and 2016.

In 2009, when Robert Mueller was running the FBI, the agency asked Deripaska to spend $25 million of his own money to bankroll an FBI-supervised operation to rescue a retired FBI agent – Robert Levinson, who was kidnapped in 2007 while working on a 2007 CIA contract in Iran. This in and of itself is more than a bit strange.

Deripaska agreed, however the Obama State Department, headed by Hillary Clinton, scuttled a last-minute deal with Iran before Levinson could be released. He hasn’t been heard from since.

From the Duran: FBI agents courted Deripaska in 2009 in a series of secret hotel meetings in Paris; Vienna; Budapest, Hungary, and Washington. Agents persuaded the aluminum industry magnate to underwrite the mission. The Russian billionaire insisted the operation neither involve nor harm his homeland. -The Hill

In other words – Trump’s alleged “back channel” to Putin was in fact an FBI asset who spent $25 million helping Obama’s “scandal free” administration find a kidnapped agent. Deripaska’s admitted.

As the New York Times frames it, distancing Deripaska from the FBI (no mention of the $25 million rescue effort, for example), the Russian aluminum magnate was just one of several Putin-linked Oligarchs the FBI tried to flip.

From the Duran: The attempt to flip Mr. Deripaska was part of a broader, clandestine American effort to gauge the possibility of gaining cooperation from roughly a half-dozen of Russia’s richest men, nearly all of whom, like Mr. Deripaska, depend on President Vladimir V. Putin to maintain their wealth, the officials said. –NYT

Central to the recruiting effort were two central players in the Trump-Russia investigation; twice-demoted DOJ #4 official Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele – the author of the largely unverified “Steele Dossier.”

From the Duran: Steele, a longtime associate of Ohr’s, worked for Deripaska beginning in 2012 researching a business rival – work which would evolve to the point where the former British spy was interfacing with the Obama administration on his behalf – resulting in Deripaska regaining entry into the United States, where he visited numerous times between 2009 and 2017.

The State Department tried to keep him from getting a U.S. visa between 2006 and 2009 because they believed he had unspecified connections to criminal elements in Russia as he consolidated power in the aluminum industry. Deripaska has denied those allegations…

Whatever the case, it is irrefutable that after he began helping the FBI, Deripaska regained entry to the United States. And he visited numerous times between 2009 and 2017, visa entry records show. –The Hill

As a result, Deripaska is now banned from the United States as one of several Russians sanctioned in April in response to alleged 2016 election meddling… After all, if he were ever here in the USA he could be subpoenaed by the same Congressional committee that had invited Mr Ohr to testify this past week. We wouldn’t want that, would we?


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Once My Mouth Got Washed Out by Soap. For the “N” Word

In my defense, I was 3 years old at the time that the tiny sliver of soap was inserted in my mouth. The word had no meaning to me. It was something I said, a mere interesting sound, and for that I was punished. By the time I was seven, I knew what the word meant. I understood it was a horrid insult and not to be spoken. And every kid I knew realized they were in a lot of trouble if they used the word.

But I am in my late sixties right now, and there is an expression that deeply troubles me. Can I, should I, compare this expression to the “n” word? Having never been a person of color, I can’t say how they feel when the “n” word gets used. I do know that poet Maya Angelou took one of the rappers to task for using the “n” expression in a comedy send up. And that person took her seriously and re-evaluated his use of the word.

So I can’t say whether the term is as injurious and as de-humanizing as the “n” word would be. Allow me to ruminate aloud.

I do know that growing up words had significance. A person was a White Supremacist if they bandied about in white robes and burned crosses on the lawns of people of color. Also if they applauded lynchings. If they lay awake at night thinking about how they would punish those trying to break through the color line of de-segregation.

A White Supremacist was someone who could not stand the thought of anyone inferior to them by the sin of having darker skin now being able to send their children to the same school. They wanted equally violent  brutality to come to anyone who was now able to live in their neighborhood.

Over the years, as events in South Africa transpired, another word crept into people’s lexicon: White Nationalist. These people were seen by many people in the USA as being on a par with White Supremacists except they lived in South Africa. They controlled the government in that nation. They waged war against people of color who attempted to break free of apartheid by inter-marriage or by working at a job “above that of the occupations designated for people of color to hold.” The White Nationalists had militias that kidnapped and tortured young men of color who had strayed into their neighborhood.

Finally the people of the nation of South Africa could no longer take it. The day to day brutality of apartheid. The endless fighting of the people of color against whites and vice a versa.

Over a decade later, as a publisher who often spent time on the phone with book distributors across the world,  I asked one woman book distributor in Johannesberg exactly what had happened there. To me it seemed as though one night the nation collectively went to sleep and dreamt its way to peace. That after that dream, the people woke up the next day and people’s expectations had changed. Apartheid was in the past, and Mandela was made the new President of South Africa.

The woman replied that that was essentially what had happened. People were sick of the strife and unrest and the violence and wanted something better. A few minor political events also helped this dream come about. But there was something beyond political events that had changed the world of South Africa. The world of South Africa’s White Nationalists was now over.

Now in our country we have had a revolution. A man, one Donald Trump, who although a corporatist, ran for the nation’s highest office using a veneer of populism. Then he won that office fair and square.

What is more, he has gone on to stick by the many populist pledges he made while running for office. He wants good paying jobs in this country to exist again. For that to happen, he insisted on re-establishing tariffs, cutting back on endless regulations, and ensuring that the borders are not easy for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to cross.

Today there are places in Texas and elsewhere where oil drilling operations that had gone silent are now active again, and inflation rather than low wages has become the problem of the day. We also see that our nation has been pulled out of the Paris Accords, with the 110 billions of dollars that would have been spent there kept in our Treasury and not that of rulers of third world nations. Likewise, NATO nations are now being required to pull their full share and stop paying only half their assessments.

While under the continual harassment of an investigation that I see as rightly being called a witch hunt, he has succeeded in stopping payments from our own CIA over to ISIS. He has made a dive into negotiating a peace accord with North Korea. He is stopping the onslaught of economic serfdom to China such that our trade deficit to that nation will slow if not turn around fully to our advantage. In his spare time, he also un-wrote the disaster of the Peace Plan that Obama had created for Iran.

For all of that, 90% of the Corporate-owned Globalist news media can only focus on how soon it will be that this slime ball of a president will be impeached. Meanwhile the candidates President Trump  supported in Tuesday’s primaries won their victories.

Sensible economic policies that he believes in are tarnished with the expression of “White Nationalistic policies.” Or “White Nationalism.” In fact these polices are simply “Economic Nationalism.” The slur against this President has worked on both a conscious and sub conscious level. From newspaper reporters in Great Britain to the those of the Associated Press, Washington Post, New York Times and the Talking Heads over on MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CNN and others, the American public continually hears as little as possible about Trump’s achievements.

Rather these Main$tream media types are bawling their heads off over his racism, sexism, scandalous adulterous affair, and of course, his White Nationalism. Even the usually free thinking Jimmy Dore has stuck with the moniker of “Donny Callahan” implying Trump is nothing better than a NYC mob boss with a nice view of the Rose Garden. And then in the next breath, Dore praises something that Trump recently accomplished.

But perhaps even Dore failing to embrace Trump has to do with the “n” word. He grew up a Chicago kid like I did, and perhaps he still feels in his heart of hearts that to be labelled a Supremacist or Nationalist is akin to embracing the “n” word. He too might have had a mouth washed out – and now he needs to disassociate from any possible display of prejudice that might be akin to saying “n.”

I for one see the expression of “White Nationalism” as a most hurtful  expression as possible, stopping short of the racist epithet of “n.” This is true because we already live inside a world where the political opposition to the Republican Party is advocating Revolution, rather than the mere “resistance” of 12 months ago. Recently in Philadelphia, Trump supporter Candace Owens was mobbed by fanatics that tried to shout her down and possibly would have torn her apart were the city police not available to come to her rescue and arrest these perpetrators. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was also forced to leave a DC area restaurant on account of vigilante activities of a mob. Even after she left, she and her family were not allowed to have peace at the new eatery they were about to sit down at.

Would this be coming about if this injurious term was not allowed to be spoken as though it was not inflammatory? Way back in November of 2017, I was first labelled a “White Supremacist” for my simple statement that I like Trump’s idea of a jobs program. How that statement is the equivalent of being a member of the KKK or White Supremacists, I just don’t know. But the African American woman who gave me that label, she went on to explain about some black minister who had “the inside scoop” that Trump’s job program would never allow for any people of color to be hired and that the entire venture would adhere to Trump’s design to be a slush fund for his family.

With Mona Charon having the audacity to go ahead and use the slur of “White Nationalist” and the site that must not be named allowing her exercise in hostility to be posted, I have to wonder. There are words that are not to be used without a bar of soap coming into play. Because if they are used with impunity, there are far reaching consequences of fomenting hatred, hostility and violence.


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Bruce Ohr Testifies to Closed Door Congressional Session

Regarding the Mueller investigation, Daryl Issa admits: “We cooperated in Congress as we were not knowing all the lies that we were being told”
from The Conservative Treehouse

Bruce Ohr Testifies To Closed-Door Joint Session of Congress (Oversight and Judiciary)…
Posted on August 28, 2018 by sundance
Includes a video of an interview of Congressman Issa by Fox news reporter, regarding what Ohr has said so far.

Bruce Ohr Testifies To Closed-Door Joint Session of Congress (Oversight and Judiciary)…

Will “sleeper” legal case stop Mueller from making his report public?

‘Sleeper’ case could torpedo Mueller report

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/27/robert-mueller-special-counsel-report-sleeper-case-797373

After the court rules on this case next month, the ruling  might even keep the special counsel from sending a report to Congress, shaking Democrats’ hopes that such a document could provide the impetus for impeachment proceedings.

The case involves the disappearance and murder of a Columbia professor who died in Central America in 1956.

By JOSH GERSTEIN

08/27/2018 05:06 AM EDT

A little-noticed court case stemming from the apparent murder of a Columbia University professor six decades ago could keep special counsel Robert Mueller from publishing any information about the Trump campaign and Russia that he obtains through a Washington grand jury.

The substance of the case is entirely unrelated to Mueller’s investigation into whether any of President Donald Trump’s associates aided Russia’s efforts to intervene in the 2016 election.

But if a Washington appeals court now set to hear the murder-related case next month sides with the Justice Department and than rules that judges don’t have the freedom to release grand jury information that is usually kept secret, it could throw a monkey wrench into any plans Mueller has to issue a public report on his probe’s findings, lawyers following the issue said.

And it might even keep the special counsel from sending a report to Congress, shaking Democrats’ hopes that such a document could provide the impetus for impeachment proceedings against the president.

“It is a sleeper case,” Harvard Law professor Alex Whiting said. “If the D.C. Circuit were to accept the Department of Justice’s arguments…that would have potentially enormous implications for the future of the information from the Mueller investigation. That could close out a path by which that information becomes public.”


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Interesting interview re: secret governmental personnel and programs

Mr. William Pawelec was a U.S. Air Force computer operations and programming specialist with numerous credentials in security technologies and access control systems.

Way back in the late 1970s, early 1980’s, he had expertise in injectable or implantable GPS/ID chips.  He states the reasoning behind his interest in this technology had to do with the situation of a person taken hostage by an enemy, but who could then count on the implants giving US military a chance to know  their location  and then go and  rescue them.

Some of the things he discusses are things we now take for granted. For instance, food stamps are now handled by a debit card. And the boulder hiding a camera that could use infra red light to take pictures of a jackrabbit in the dark is also a current reality, and no big Whoop about it. Run time is around 45 minutes.

Did Trump really save America from Socialism?

https://spectator.org/did-trump-really-save-america-from-socialism/
More evidence of Obama’s involvement in all the corruption was the fact that he himself used a pseudonym to email Hillary on her private server. Then he later lied about it as confirmed by the IG report.

Another Strzok email to Page shows concern that some other staff member had stated “the White House is running this,” but Page assures him that “we got emails that say otherwise.”

That’s right; they were creating fake email trails to cover up Obama’s involvement. Even Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, admitted in a CNN interview that “It was he [Obama] who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place,” explaining that it “set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today, notably Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.”

Moreover, according to the DOJ Inspector General report, one of Obama’s top DOJ officials phoned FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, pressuring him to drop the FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation. There’s no way this official would do this without approval from Obama. Such revelations, are, as author Matthew Vadum puts it, “raising the specter of a sitting president becoming involved in a plot to rig the 2016 election.”

Hillary had to be exonerated in the private email scandal and an investigation of her pay-to-play foundation had to be avoided, because Obama could not afford to have her indicted in the midst of her presidential campaign. She was essential to continuing Obama’s plan to transform America and permanently keep the Republicans out of power. The Deep State is essentially the group of conspirators Obama assembled to (a) protect Hillary from being indicted, (b) smear the GOP nominee, and (c) ensure Hillary won the presidency.

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Article details not only Obama’s politicization of federal agencies to be weaponized against a Trump Presidency, it also relates information about the voting group “Acorn’s” role in helping illegal immigrants to register to vote. As well as offering a chronicle of the IRS agents being allowed to pursue and persecute  those from RW organizations.


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Meanwhile, on the campaign side of the Democrat Party

Opinion piece by Ryan Cooper, published in “The Week.”

The treachery of Tom Perez,who heads the DNC

Ryan Cooper

Joe Raedle/Getty Images for Tom Perez

He’s serving his big donor masters loyally, and in the process failing his party, the United States of America, and humanity as a whole. Most egregiously, he recently reversed a ban on the party accepting donations from fossil fuel corporations, with the limp excuse that “[w]e’re not a party that punishes workers simply based on how they make ends meet.” The man is an obstacle to human flourishing

Let’s take a brief tour of Perez’s ignominious DNC career. After swearing up and down to treat the leftist Democratic caucus fairly, and thus convincing Keith Ellison to serve as his deputy, Perez executed a quick double-cross. He had insisted while running for DNC chair that it needed to be a full-time gig, but in September 2017 he took a high-paying teaching position at Brown. He then purged supporters of Bernie Sanders and Ellison from the top party ranks (most of them women and people of color, by the way), and substituted them with centrist Clinton loyalists.

Then in April this year, it was discovered that the DNC was paying Hillary Clinton’s post-campaign group Onward Together over $2 million to rent her email list and data tools — incidentally unlike Obama, who simply gave his email list to the committee in 2012. In May, after having promised that the committee should be neutral in primary elections, Perez personally endorsed the incompetent, corrupt Republican-enabler Andrew Cuomo in the New York governor’s race.

Almost certainly because all this cynical double-dealing alienated the party’s base of enthusiastic small-dollar donors, Perez’s DNC has been consistently obliterated by the Republican National Committee at fundraising. The RNC raised more than twice what the DNC did in 2017, a trend that has continued throughout this year. What’s more, much of those RNC donations are coming from under-$200 donors, not from the natural Republican constituency of sociopathic plutocrats. (Logically enough, leftists are sending their donations to individual campaigns instead.)

In other words, Tom Perez is being soundly whipped at grassroots fundraising by Ronna Romney McDaniel.

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My comments – it is interesting to note that contributions to the RNC in 2017 were much more than contributions to the DNC. Of course, many of the “D” Party faithful are now donating directly to whichever candidates they support. So maybe overall, the Dems get as much money as those on the Right.

Just as there exists a schism on the Right, of the pro-Trump against the NeverTrumpsters, so too is there a schism on the Left. This conflict concerns the progressive Bernie Sanders side vs the Old Guard.


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CNN Sues to have Manafort jurors’ names released

So was the recent banishment of InfoWars from many social media sites MUCH more about the InfoWars petition and its activity to have Assange freed? Rather than anything at all to do with Infowars’ involvement in “hate speech?”

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CNN Just Sued The Government To Get The Names And Addresses Of Manafort Jurors

The anti-Trump cable news network has a long history of doxxing threats and harassment. However within 24 hours, the judge hearing CNN’s lawsuit decided that the jurors’ private information could not be released.

Link to article: https://thefederalist.com/2018/08/17/cnn-just-sued-government-get-names-addresses-manafort-jurors/

AUGUST 17, 2018
By Bre Payton

In a motion filed in federal court on Thursday, CNN and several other media outlets requested that the court release the names and home addresses of all jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud case. Jurors haven not yet rendered a verdict on any of the 18 charges against Manafort, who briefly served as President Donald Trump’s campaign manager in 2016.

The motion — filed on behalf of CNN, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, POLITICO, New York Times, NBC Universal, and the Associated Press — asks the court to provide to the media organizations the full names and home addresses of the men and women who were summoned and selected by the federal government to serve as jurors in Manafort’s fraud case.

The media request for the names and home addresses of jurors comes a day after the jury began deliberating about the verdicts on 18 fraud and conspiracy counts against Manafort. The charges, which are unrelated to Manafort’s work for the Trump campaign in 2016, were brought by the federal Office of Special Counsel, which is headed by former FBI director Robert Mueller. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate allegations that the Trump campaign committed treason by illegally conspiring with Russian government officials to steal the presidential election from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Publicly outing the names and home addresses of jurors is considered ethically questionable, as outlined in this guidance sheet on the topic from the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press:

When jurors are not willing to talk, however, some people question whether it is appropriate for journalists to name jurors.

Because jurors do not volunteer for their roles, many journalists question whether they should be thrust into the limelight. According to Tompkins, both before and after a verdict is rendered, most newsrooms air on the side of caution when making these decisions.‘Generally, there is a policy against publishing juror names,’ Tompkins said. ‘Among journalists, there genuinely is the feeling that there is no good, compelling reason to identify these people.’


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