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Inspector General report to find the FBI omitted details of the Russian dossier to the FISA court

December 5, 2019

  It looks like Michael Horowitz’s Inspector General report on alleged FISA abuses and the origins of the Russia investigation might actually be released next week as promised after multiple delays. We already know that in the report it was found that somebody in the FBI altered documents when applying for the FISA warrant used to spy on Donald Trump and now it is being reported here that the report has found key details were omitted from the FISA application. Here is more:

The Justice Department watchdog found omissions in renewal applications the FBI submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court seeking warrants to monitor onetime Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

A draft of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, due out next week, shows the FBI failed to convey to the court that not all of the information it used from British ex-spy Christopher Steele was entirely reliable, according to the Washington Post.

Steele was an FBI informant enlisted to research then-presidential candidate Donald Trump by Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that had been hired by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Steele’s Democratic funding, his strong desire for Trump to lose, and the possible flaws with his dossier were not revealed to the court governed by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

  We have heard these rumors before but now it looks like the Inspector General report is going to confirm what we have already heard: The FBI falsified some documents it needed for the FISA warrant and omitted other documents which might have negatively affected their desired income.

  Despite this I read elsewhere, and I apologize for not having the link, that the report is going to find that the FBI had enough evidence to initiate an investigation into Donald Trump. If all these stories are true this is shaping up to be another James Comey/Hillary Clinton moment when he listed all the reasons the former Secretary of State should be prosecuted and then claimed no reasonable prosecutor would bring charges. It is pretty scary to the the FBI could get away with creating the evidence it needs while neglecting the evidence it does not need.

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Ukraine fires prosecutor investigating Burisma

December 4, 2019

  While the Democrats are trying to impeach Donald Trump for asking Ukraine to investigate an allegedly corrupt company the Ukraine was actually carrying out an investigation into that company. I wrote “was” because it is beginning to look like the fix is in if this story is true:

Ukraine has fired the prosecutor investigating cases involving Hunter Biden and Burisma and has transferred responsibility to the Soros-controlled ‘National Anti-Corruption Bureau’ (NABU) for disposal. This is the same NABU led by Artem Sytnyk who was caught on tape bragging about helping the Clinton campaign in its effort to discredit Donald Trump during the 2016 election.

Sources for CD Media describe the firing as being political in nature, as a way to ‘tidy up’ any loose ends regarding Biden and Burisma, to keep the information from the public eye during the ‘impeachment’ campaign in the United States. They describe Victor Trepak (New Deputy General Prosecutor), Deputy Prosecutor General Vitaly Kasko, and Sytnyk as being under the control of the George Soros/Deep State infrastructure in-country. Trepak was involved in the infamous ‘black ledger’ in the Manafort affair, which is now considered to be fake.

“Soros and the Democrats appointed their agents of influence to the General Prosecutor’s Office (Kasko and Trepak). They put Sytnik in NABU and Kholodnitsky in SAP (Special Prosecutor) in order to destroy the evidence of corruption of the Democrats in Ukraine and to continue the process of the country’s rape with impunity. 

  I do not know how reliable this source is but one thing we have learned during this whole process is that the sources do not have to be reliable so I see no reason not to take this as truth. 

  It is stunning what is going on here; Donald Trump is going to be impeached for trying to bring to light corruption, and at the same time the Democrats biggest ally in the world, George Soros, was brought in to basically kill the investigation into this corruption. How bad would it have looked for the Democrats if the corruption was exposed at the same time the Democrats impeached the President because he exposed it? Well, there is no chance of that happening now…

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Adam Schiff releases House impeachment report

December 3, 2019

  Just a short while ago Adam Schiff released his impeachment report. Here is a brief summary of what the investigation found:

The impeachment inquiry into Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election.,” the report opens.

“As described in this executive summary and the report that follows, President Trump’s scheme subverted U.S. foreign policy toward Ukraine and undermined our national security in favor of two politically motivated investigations that would help his presidential reelection campaign.  The President demanded that the newly-elected Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, publicly announce investigations into a political rival that he apparently feared the most, former Vice President Joe Biden, and into a discredited theory that it was Ukraine, not Russia, that interfered in the 2016 presidential election.  To compel the Ukrainian President to do his political bidding, President Trump conditioned two official acts on the public announcement of the investigations:  a coveted White House visit and critical U.S. military assistance Ukraine needed to fight its Russian adversary.”

And also:

President Trump engaged in an unprecedented campaign of obstruction of this impeachment inquiry.  Nevertheless, due in large measure to patriotic and courageous public servants who provided the Committees with direct evidence of the President’s actions, the Committees uncovered significant misconduct on the part of the President of the United States. 

  Well, that certainly sounds pretty bad. So bad in fact that you would expect the Democrats to move forward on impeachment, but instead of moving forward with the impeachment process the Democrats are going to hold another investigation.

  Why would this be if what the summary states is the truth? It is either not the truth or there is more to what the Democrats intentions are. The Democrats know that even if they vote to impeach Donald Trump he is not going to be convicted in the Senate so this is all a politically motivated game designed strictly to keep the word “impeachment” in the public vocabulary through the 2020 election. They want the specter of impeachment hanging over the election. It is actually quite reminiscent of the way the Republicans pretended they were going to repeal Obamacare all those years…

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Joe Biden claims he has met Kim Jong Un

December 3, 2019

  On June 12th of last year Donald Trump became the first United States President to meet with a leader of North Korea when he and Kim Jong Un sat down in Singapore. Never one to be outdone Joe Biden claimed yesterday that he has met the North Korean leader himself.

  Here is what he said:

“You’re going to have assume that position the moment they are sworn in, in January 2020, and know the rest of the world knows that person, in this case me, and that I know them,”

Putin has no illusions about whether I know him or not, Kim Jong Un has no person that I don’t know or not, the same with the president of China, Xi Jinping, I spent a lot of time with these folks. They know, they know.

  It might be a little inarticulate but at least he was not stammering his way through another story about how he likes to let children play with his leg hair. He has spent quite a bit of time with Kim Jong Un and the others, or so he would have you think but of course he has never met the North Korean President.

  If this was anybody else I would assume he was lying but with Joe Biden I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt because it could simply be the beginning stages of dementia.

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Sunday, December 1st open thread: ‘The Ghost in You’

December 1, 2019

open-thread“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24 KJV)

  Here is this week’s open thread. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

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  I apologize for not being around much this week and I might be scarce for the next few days. It has been pretty busy around here and we are preparing to have hardwood flooring installed in a couple of rooms this week so the house will be in a bit of upheaval. 

  Here is The Psychedelic Furs performing “The Ghost in You” live from 1984:

Happy Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019

“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; and his truth endureth to all generations.” (Psalm 100:1-5 KJV)

  I would like to wish everybody a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving. I hope you spend it with family and friends but let us also take a minute to think about the people who are overseas serving the country who cannot be home this year. 

  Thanksgiving would not be complete here on America’s Watchtower without this Johnny Cash classic:

Hunter Biden would be a top witness in House Judiciary impeachment trial

November 28, 2019

   Recently the tide seems to have turned away from impeachment in the public and there are reports that Democrats are getting cold feet.

  I chalked most of this up to the fact that the impeachment inquisition has gone much the same for the Democrats as did the Russia investigation in that the more they dig the more they find there is nothing there. This would naturally turn the public against impeachment and would also have some Democrats running scared but is there more to it than that?

  During the House impeachment inquiry the Democrats have not allowed the Republicans to call any witnesses, but a second House committee is scheduled to begin an impeachment hearing next week as Democrats look to drag this on and the Republicans are seeking to call witnesses. And according to this story Hunter Biden would be a top witness called on to testify. Here is more:

House Judiciary Committee member Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said during a Wednesday appearance on Fox News that Hunter Biden would be one of their top witnesses in the impeachment hearings.

Gaetz said that the Republicans on the committee would like to be allowed to call witnesses because if they can prove that President Donald Trump’s questions about Hunter Biden and Burisma were legitimate, and well founded, that it can’t possibly be “this shakedown that Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi are spewing to the American people.”

“That’s why getting this exculpatory evidence into the record is so important, and to date we have got no authorization to do it.”

“Hunter Biden would be probably one of our top witnesses,” Rep. Gaetz asserted. “I think the whistleblower would be a witness, and I think that others who can expound on the testimony of George Kent, that reflect on the concerns with Burisma and the ingrained corruption with that company.”

  This helps to explain why some Democrats are getting cold feet and it also explains why the Democrats have not allowed witnesses to this point. I also believe this shows why it does not matter how many House committees hold these mock hearings, none of them will let the Republicans call witnesses, that will have to wait for the Senate hearing and that is why I do not believe the House will ever vote to impeach.

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