Jim Hoft – General Mike Flynn’s sentencing memo was filed Tuesday evening and it further proved that the FBI agents ambushed him to get him in a perjury trap.
General Flynn’s lawyers asked the judge for no jail time and instead “to sentence him to a term of probation not to exceed one year, with minimal conditions of supervision, along with 200 hours of community service.”
They told Flynn not to have his lawyer present. He thought it was a social visit.
Rusty – Former FBI Director James Comey took part in a closed-door interview with congressional lawmakers on Friday, with the release of the transcript leading to a few notable revelations.
During the questioning, Comey noted that Donald Trump was not part of the initial investigation into Russian election meddling, confessed that the infamous Steele dossier was not verified either before or after they used it to obtain a FISA warrant, and suddenly couldn’t recall things when put on the spot.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) released the 235-page transcript of the hearing as part of an agreement with Comey, who initially grandstanded and demanded a public hearing. He later caved with the realization he didn’t have any standing to make demands.
Rusty – Multiple whistleblowers have reportedly come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence alleged to show illegal activities at the Clinton Foundation.
Illegal activities which include, but are not limited to, misappropriation of funds, quid-pro-quo allegations for donors, and millions in tax delinquencies.
The Hill reported on Thursday that whistleblowers filed a submission in August of 2017 with the IRS and the FBI that included 6,000 pages of evidence, some of which purportedly show the illicit activity.
Last week, according to the report, a federal prosecutor asked for documents from the firm that compiled those thousands of pages, MDA Analytics LLC, a company run by “accomplished ex-federal criminal investigators.”
Rusty – A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State and Justice Departments to reopen the case to determine if Hillary Clinton used a private email server to avoid public disclosure laws during her tenure as Secretary of State.
“Faced with one of the gravest modern offenses to government openness,” Lamberth penned in his opinion, “(the Obama administration’s) State and Justice departments fell far short” of the legal requirements behind the Freedom of Information Act.
In doing so, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, an appointee of Ronald Reagan, eviscerated the previous administration’s claims of transparency, something President Obama touted throughout his time in the White House.
The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, seeking emails related to the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi.