30 March 2019 - Breakfast News
Rudy Giuliani: This is about as big of an exoneration that I’ve ever seen and I’ve been in the prosecution business since the 1970s. And to try to reverse it, I think they look foolish and look pathetic. I haven’t read the report. I haven’t seen it. They can put out every part of it. It is not going to show, either one, otherwise they couldn’t come to the conclusions they came to. And secondly, if they happen to have a few nasty facts in there I’m ready to slam it down their throat because we have an 87 page report that we will use. And there’s some things the special counsel did that I don’t think they want people to hear. They acted in ways that outrage me as a person who cares about justice.
Then at the end of the interview, as we reported on Friday, Rudy dropped a bomb on the Deep State!
The FISA Warrant investigations will lead to perjury prosecutions. “Guaranteed.”
Sean Hannity: I want to see that. I want to see the FISA applications.
Rudy Giuliani: That one’s going to lead to perjury prosecutions. Guaranteed. They lied their backsides off.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/03/trump-attorney-rudy-giuliani-warns-deep-state-we-have-an-87-page-report-ready-to-slam-down-their-throats-video/ Ukraine has launched a criminal investigation of pro-Hillary “intrusion” into the US election.
Regarding "Serhiy Leshchenko, a Ukrainian politician and journalist who works closely with both top Hillary Clinton donors George Soros and Victor Pinchuk, as well as to the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.
“The New York Times should also explain why they didn’t mention that Leshchenko had direct connections to two of Hillary Clinton’s biggest financial backers. Victor Pinchuk, the largest donor to the Clinton Foundation at a staggering $8.6 million also happened to have paid for Leshchenko’s expenses to go to international conferences. George Soros, who also founded the International Renaissance Foundation that worked closely with Hillary Clinton’s State Department in Ukraine, also contributed at least $8 million to Hillary affiliated super PACs in the 2016 campaign cycle.” Leshchenko was convicted by Kyiv court in December of interfering in the 2016 U.S. election.
According to former Fusion GPS contractor Nellie Ohr, Leshchenko was a source for opposition research firm Fusion GPS during the 2016 campaign. Fusion GPS commissioned the infamous anti-Trump dossier.
Fox News ^ | 3/27/19 Published 1 hour agoLast Update 3 mins ago | Gregg Re |
Posted on 3/27/2019, 8:04:37 PM by conservative98
President Trump, in an exclusive wide-ranging interview Wednesday night with Fox News' "Hannity," vowed to release the full and unredacted Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants and related documents used by the FBI to probe his campaign, saying he wants to "get to the bottom" of how the long-running Russia collusion narrative began.
Trump told anchor Sean Hannity that his lawyers previously had advised him not to take that dramatic step out of fear that it could be considered obstruction of justice.
"I do, I have plans to declassify and release. I have plans to absolutely release," Trump said. "I have some very talented people working for me, lawyers, they really didn't want me to do it early on."
Trump also accused FBI officials of committing "treason" -- slamming former FBI Director James Comey as a "terrible guy," former CIA Director John Brennan as potentially mentally ill, and Democrat House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff as a criminal.
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CNN ^ | March 27, 2019 | Kate Sullivan and Nikki Carvajal
Posted on 3/27/2019, 9:14:28 PM by Innovative
President Donald Trump railed against special counsel Robert Mueller's now-completed investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election on Wednesday, calling it an "attempted takeover of our government."
"We can never allow this treasonous, these treasonous acts to happen to another President," Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity, in his first TV interview since Attorney General William Barr summarized the principal findings of Mueller's report in a memo to Congress on Sunday.
This was an attempted takeover of our government, of our country, an illegal takeover," Trump said. "If it were the other way around, where I was doing it to President Obama or a Democrat, it would be virtually the maximum sentence that you can find."
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Trump Tweets: Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress! HUD sues Facebook:
https://mobile.twitter.com/SecretaryCarson/status/1111218929337290753 McConnell sets stage for 'nuclear option' to change rules on judges The Hill ^ | March 28, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
Posted on 3/28/2019, 12:48:45 PM by jazusamo
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) filed a procedural motion Thursday to set up a rules change in the Senate next week that will speed up votes to confirm President Trump’s nominees to federal district courts and sub-Cabinet-level executive branch positions.
McConnell filed cloture — a motion to cut off dilatory debate — on a motion to proceed to Senate Resolution 50, which would dramatically reduce the amount of time Trump’s nominees have to spend on the floor and let Republicans confirm more of his picks.
The resolution would reduce the amount of floor time that must elapse between when the Senate votes to invoke cloture on a nominee and when a final vote is held from 30 hours to 2 hours.
“I come to the floor to discuss the unprecedented obstruction that has faced President Trump’s nominees for the past 26 months and counting and to announce the Senate is going to do something about it,” McConnell said on the floor.
McConnell’s action Thursday sets up a vote next week on what would be a permanent standing order to reduce debate time for district court and most executive branch nominees. It needs 60 votes to pass.
Senate Republicans say if Democrats stop the resolution from getting 60 votes, they will go ahead with the nuclear option, a controversial tactic used to set a new Senate precedent, and essentially rewrite the Senate rules, with a simple majority vote.
It’s called the nuclear option because it’s viewed as a drastic escalation of partisan warfare.
“The status quo is unsustainable for the Senate,” McConnell said. “It’s unfair to this president and the future presidents of either party. It cannot stand… it will not stand.”
Rand Paul blocks resolution calling for Mueller report release The Hill ^ | March 28, 2019 | Jordain Carney
Posted on 3/28/2019, 6:19:11 PM by logician2u
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blocked a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller's report to be made public, arguing that Congress should also call for the release of communications and testimony from Obama-era officials.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who is one of several Democratic senators running for president, tried to get unanimous consent for the Senate to pass the resolution, which cleared the House in a 420-0 vote earlier this month.
"We still have not seen the report. I have urged the Department of Justice to release the report, and the administration should not delay in producing the report to Congress," Klobuchar said.
But Paul objected because Klobuchar wouldn't agree to amend the nonbinding resolution to include provisions calling for the public release of communications between several Obama-era officials including former President Obama, former FBI Director James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan.
"We need to know was there malfeasance, was there misuse of power, did President Obama's administration get involved in an election to infiltrate the Trump campaign to trap them? … We need to know that," he said. "What we need to discover and we do not yet know: Was President Obama involved?"
Under Senate rules, any one senator can request that any bill or resolution be passed. But because it requires the sign-off of every senator, any one senator can also block their request.
Barr to release 400 page Mueller report subject to sensible redactions sometime in April.
Attorney General Bill Barr wrote a letter to Congress Friday updating them on the status of the release of Mueller’s report.
Mr. Barr said in his letter addressed to House Judiciary Chairman Nadler and Senate Judiciary Chairman Graham that Mueller’s report is nearly 400 pages long and therefore his office is preparing the report, making redactions that are required, with a goal to release mid-April “if not sooner.”
“The Special Counsel is assisting us in the process,” Barr said.
Barr will be redacting 1) material subject to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure that by law cannot be made public, 2) material the Intel community identifies as as potentially compromising sources and methods, 3) material that could effect other ongoing matters, and 4) material that would unduly infringe on the personal privacy of peripheral third parties…
“Although the President would have the right to assert privilege over certain parts of the report, he has stated publicly that he intends to defer to me and, accordingly, there are no plans to submit the report to the White House for a privilege review,” Barr wrote.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/03/new-bill-barr-tells-congress-he-anticipates-releasing-muellers-report-mid-april-if-not-sooner/ Breaking! Federal Court Finds California Magazine Ban Violates the Second Amendment nraila.org ^ | March 29, 2019
Posted on 3/29/2019, 5:21:23 PM by PROCON
In one of the strongest judicial statements in favor of the Second Amendment to date, Judge Roger T. Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California determined on Friday that California’s ban on commonly possessed firearm magazines violates the Second Amendment.
The case is Duncan v. Becerra.
The NRA-supported case had already been up to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on the question of whether the law’s enforcement should be suspended during proceedings on its constitutionality. Last July, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit upheld Judge Benitez’s suspension of enforcement and sent the case back to him for further proceedings on the merits of the law itself.
Judge Benitez rendered his opinion late Friday afternoon and handed Second Amendment supporters a sweeping victory by completely invalidating California’s 10-round limit on magazine capacity. “Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts,” he declared.
In a scholarly and comprehensive opinion, Judge Benitez subjected the ban both to the constitutional analysis he argued was required by the U.S. Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller and a more complicated and flexible test the Ninth Circuit has applied in prior Second Amendment cases.
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US approves sale of nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia The Times of Israel ^ | 28 March 2019 | TOI staff and Agencies
Posted on 3/28/2019, 5:42:10 PM by tkocur
The US has approved the sale of nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, the Reuters news agency reported on Thursday. Reuters says US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has allowed companies to sell know-how to the desert kingdom as part of a hoped-for broader deal.
Citing a copy of a document it had seen, the global news outlet said US Energy Secretary Rick Perry had granted six secret authorizations to companies to sell the know-how to the desert kingdom as part of a hoped-for broader deal on nuclear power.
Reuters said that the US was looking to build at least two nuclear plants and that Russia and South Korea were also vying for the project. An announcement on the winning bid was to be made later this year, it said.