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After The Last Seven Years, No One Believes The DOJ Is Acting In Good Faith.  Mollie Hemingway: ["]The larger context here is so important.  I do think people would have be enwilling to hear from the Department of Justice that they need to indict their top political opponent, and hear that in good faith, if we had not experienced what we have from the past six years from this Department of Justice.  We have a Department of Justice that had Hillary Clinton, who was never president and will never be a president, mishandling classified information and they invented a new legal standard to simply to let her go.  We have all the paperwork disputes with President Obama, and President Clinton, we have thefts of documents from the National Archives by a Clinton associate, and nothing has happened to those people.  We have the Russia-gate collusion-hoax in which the Department of Justice invented and participated in a Democrat-invented conspiracy theory see to say Donald Trump was a traitor.  This week, we learned that Joe Biden was credibly accused by a very serious whistleblower of a $ million bribery scheme and the FBI worked to cover it up.["]

The FBI Is Not What It Used to Be.  Many retired agents admit to being embarrassed and ashamed of what the bureau has become.  When it comes to preventing crime, the FBI has dropped the ball far too many times.  The FBI had credible warnings about the attack on 9/11, the Pulse Nightclub slaughter, the San Bernadino shooting, the Parkland school shooting, and even the Boston Marathon bombing.  Yet somehow failed to take preventive action.  They're no longer our guardians against public corruption either.  They gave Hillary Clinton a pass for her email transgressions.  They did an investigation in name only, that lasted months.  Oddly, the FBI never served any subpoenas.  The bureau even destroyed the evidence at the conclusion of the investigation.  It's almost as if they didn't really want to find anything — no?  Hillary Clinton, in collusion with the DNC, orchestrated the dirtiest trick in U.S. political history — the fabricated Trump/Russian collusion tale.  The FBI learned within two months that the whole thing was a setup.  Yet they played along with the plan for three years — even to the point of affecting the 2018 midterm election.  Their investigation became the famous "insurance policy" against the Trump Presidency.  Rather than ferreting out corruption, the FBI became enthusiastic participants.

How Many Times Are We Going to Let the FBI and DOJ Break the Law?  [Scroll down]  Look at what the FBI did to Richard Jewell, in the wake of the Centennial Park Bombing, despite having zero evidence of any wrongdoing.  In fact, the entirety of what linked Jewell to the bombing was geographic proximity and a single FBI profiler's opinion.  That's it.  We found out from the 9/11 Commission Report that the FBI was responsible for some of the breakdown in communication that could have potentially helped to stop several of the hijackers leading up to the attacks.  Remember, Zacarias Moussaoui, sometimes referred to as the 20th hijacker, was picked up by the FBI in August 2001, but was not linked to the other hijackers until after the 9/11 attacks.  Yet it doesn't stop there.  The FBI had contacted and/or investigated the Tsarnaev Brothers — perpetrators of the Boston Bombing in 2013, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik — perpetrators of the San Bernardino Shooting in 2015, and Omar Mateen — perpetrator of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016, all before any of those crimes were committed.  Even after crimes are committed, the FBI (and by extension, the DOJ) seem completely incapable of securing evidence of a motive or how the perpetrators had committed the crimes.  In the case of Stephen Paddock, the entirety of our domestic federal law enforcement power couldn't figure out how a guy, or better yet, why a guy got an armory into a tower room at the Mandalay Bay and murdered and injured hundreds.

The Continued American Awakening of The FBI as an Official Enforcement Mechanism of The Fourth Branch of Government.  The FBI was fully aware of the Boston Marathon bombers, the Tsarnaev brothers, before they executed their plot.  The FBI took no action.  The FBI knew about the San Bernardino terrorists, specifically Tasfeen Malik, and were monitoring her phone calls and communications before her and Syed Farook executed their attack killing 14 people and leaving 22 others seriously injured.  The FBI took no action.  The FBI knew Colorado grocery store shooter Ahmad Alissa before he executed his attack.  The FBI took no action.  The FBI knew in advance of the Pulse Nightclub shooter (Omar Mateen) and were tipped off by the local sheriff.  The FBI knew in advance of the San Bernardino Terrorists (Tashfeen Malik).  The FBI knew in advance of the Boston Marathon Bombers (the Tsarnaev brothers) tipped off by Russians.  The FBI knew in advance of the Parkland High School shooter (Nikolas Cruz).  The FBI knew in advance of the Fort Hood shooter (Nidal Hasan), and the FBI knew in advance of Colorado grocery store shooter Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa.  The FBI took no action.  Consider the case of the first recorded ISIS attack on U.S. soil in Garland, Texas in 2015.  The FBI not only knew the shooters (Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi) in advance, the FBI took the shooters to the venue and were standing only a few yards away when Simpson and Soofi opened fire.  Yes, you read that correctly — the FBI took the terrorists to the event and then watched it unfold.

Let's Take the FBI at Their Word.  [Scroll down]  Larry Nassar raped hundreds of teenage girls, the FBI took no action; however, they did apologize.  The FBI was fully aware of the Boston Marathon bombers, the Tsarnaev brothers, before they executed their plot.  The FBI took no action.  The FBI knew about the San Bernardino terrorists, specifically Tasfeen Malik, and were monitoring her phone calls and communications before her and Syed Farook executed their attack killing 14 people and 22 others were seriously injured.  The FBI took no action.  The FBI knew Colorado grocery store shooter Ahmad Alissa before he executed his attack.  The FBI took no action.  The FBI knew in advance of the Pulse Nightclub shooter (Omar Mateen) and were tipped off by the local sheriff.  The FBI knew in advance of the San Bernardino Terrorists (Tashfeen Malik).  The FBI knew in advance of the Boston Marathon Bombers (the Tsarnaev brothers) tipped off by Russians.  The FBI knew in advance of the Parkland High School shooter (Nikolas Cruz).  The FBI knew in advance of the Fort Hood shooter (Nidal Hasan), and the FBI knew in advance of Colorado grocery store shooter Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa.  The FBI took no action.  Consider the case of the first recorded ISIS attack on U.S. soil in Garland, Texas in 2015.  The FBI not only knew the shooters (Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi) in advance, the FBI took the shooters to the venue and were standing only a few yards away when Simpson and Soofi opened fire.  Yes, you read that correctly — the FBI took the terrorists to the event and then watched it unfold. [...] Or more recently, the goofball plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer that involved 18 suspects, twelve of them actually working for the FBI as the plot was hatched?  And we cannot forget the January 6th DC protest turned insurrection effort, which is clearly looking like an FBI inspired and coordinated effort.  Have we forgotten the Atlanta "Olympic Park Bombing", and the FBI intentionally setting up transparently innocent, Richard Jewel? [...] And of course, the FBI still had 13 extra agents available to rush to a NASCAR racetrack to investigate a garage door pull-down rope that might have been perceived as a noose; but the serial rape of hundreds of teenage girls, eh, not-so-much effort — even when they are standing in front of the FBI begging for help. [...] Let me be very clear with another brutally obvious example.  Antifa could not exist as an organization, capable to organize and carry out violent attacks against their targets, without the full support of the FBI. [...] The FBI is not a law enforcement or investigative division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  The FBI is a political weapon of a larger institution that is now focused almost entirely toward supporting a radical communist agenda to destroy civil society in the United States.


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FBI Raids Property of Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao.  Federal agents raided the California home of Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao on Thursday morning.  The FBI served a warrant on Maiden Lane in the city's Lincoln Highlands neighborhood around 5:30 a.m.  It remains unclear what prompted the federal raid.  "The FBI is conducting court authorized law enforcement activity on Maiden Lane.  We are unable to provide additional information at this time," according to an FBI statement.  Local media outlets captured video of federal agents as they carried out boxes, trash bags, and plastic bins from the home.  It is unclear what items were seized.  Local media also reported that the mayor was escorted from her home.

Oakland Mayor's House Is Raided By The FBI.  FBI agents raid the home of Oakland mayor Sheng Thao.  According to an FBI spokesperson, the agency was "conducting court authorized law enforcement activity on Maiden Lane."  Local reporters say Thao was escorted out of the house.  Agents were seen walking back and forth from their vehicles to the house.  The FBI provided no other information.  Thao is a Democrat and was elected in 2022, becoming the first Hmong-American mayor of a major city in America.  [Video clip]

Legal Insurrection Through Lawfare, Part 2.  The Department of Justice is the most heavily politicized of the U.S. government.  In 2016, 91.6% gave to Democrats.  Homeland Security employees came in at 75% Democrat, and the Department of Education was as high as 96% Democrat.  The National Education Association has never donated to a Republican presidential candidate.  All federal government departments have moved from very liberal to radical via the red diaper/red thread chain of the Obama administration hierarchy.  Critical theory and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) remained practically undisturbed by Trump and then emerged revitalized on the first day of Biden's administration.

FBI knew in 2016 Hunter's team plotted $120 million Ukrainian deal while Joe was VP.  The FBI learned as far back as 2016 that Hunter Biden and his partners had plotted to set up a new venture in tax-friendly Liechtenstein that would be capitalized by a whopping $120 million investment from the controversial owner of the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings, according to documents obtained by Just the News that have been kept from the American public for eight years.  The mega-deal was not referenced inside Hunter Biden's now infamous laptop or during the 2019 impeachment proceedings involving Ukraine, but was instead chronicled in a trove of 3.39 million documents the FBI seized from Hunter Biden and his business partners during an investigation of securities fraud nearly a decade ago.  The cache of documents was recently turned over by former Hunter Biden business partner Devon Archer to the House Oversight Committee as part of its impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden's conduct.

New whistleblower documents show the FBI is every bit the politicized secret police force you feared it was.  [Tweet with video clip]

FBI housecleaning.  Special Agent candidates are subject to background and security checks proctologists would think excessive.  No one — with the probable exception of diversity hires — becomes an FBI agent without being vetted up one side and down the other.  So why would the FBI open security investigations into people who had already been fully vetted?  Are they investigating people they have reason to believe have betrayed the United States?  People who have violated their oath of office?  People working for hostile foreign governments — spies?  People who have committed crimes?  No.  They're removing people they consider politically unreliable.  You know, Normal Americans, people who take the Constitution and rule of law seriously, people who think something's wrong when FBI SWAT teams arrest grandmothers at 0500 for praying outside abortion clinics.  They're people who think FBI agents have better things to do than harassing citizens who stood on the grass near the Capital on January 6. Worse, to the FBI's thinking, they're people who might speak up about the unethical and illegal actions of superiors.

In shocking litmus test, FBI security inquiry tried to unmask employee's Trump support, memos show.  FBI officials conducting a top-secret security clearance review for a longtime employee asked witnesses whether that employee was known to support former President Donald Trump, if he had expressed concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine or had attended a Second Amendment rally, according to internal memos that prompted a complaint to the Justice Department's internal watchdog alleging political bias inside the bureau.  The employee's security clearance was revoked months after the interviews, which confirmed his support for Trump and gun rights and his concerns about the COVID vaccine, according to the documents obtained by Just the News.  The memos show that agents for the FBI's Security Division asked at least three witnesses in spring 2022 whether the employee, whose name and job title was redacted from the memos, had been known to "vocalize support for President Trump" or "vocalize objections to Covid-19 vaccination."  Agents ascertained from at least one witness that the worker, in fact, had declined to get the coronavirus inoculation.

Pro-life father Mark Houck files $4.3 million lawsuit against Biden DOJ after FBI raid.  Pro-life advocate and Catholic father of seven Mark Houck filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) last month for $4.3 million, citing "malicious" and "retaliatory" prosecution after he and his family were subjected to an FBI raid.  The dawn raid of Houck's home in 2022 by dozens of heavily armed FBI agents has become emblematic of the DOJ's inordinate targeting of pro-life Americans with excessive force under President Joe Biden.  The DOJ had charged Houck with two felonies for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act when he pushed abortion facility "escort" Bruce Love, 73, during sidewalk altercations in 2021.  During his criminal trial, attorneys with the Thomas More Society successfully showed that the Catholic sidewalk counselor and father pushed Love simply to protect his then-12-year-old son from the verbally abusive abortion activist.  Houck was acquitted on both charges last year.

Eight ISIS Linked Illegal Alien Border Crossers Arrested in Philly, LA and New York.  Eight illegal aliens previously released into the U.S. homeland by border officials, were arrested by ICE after the FBI intercepted their communication related to bomb plots and asked DHS to detain them.  Think about this.  DHS released ISIS terrorists into the USA, the terrorists planned terrorism, the FBI intercepted the plans, then asked DHS to pick them up.  One thing is certain, the FBI usually assists these terror plots, but there are lots of awake people looking at the FBI as suspect and sketchy now.  There must have been a massive paper trail, information system, and too many people who knew the background, which led the FBI to considering the group too dangerous to hide/support this time.  Oh, and the bad guys were from the same place the recent Moscow terrorists came from, which makes this even more interesting.

Tucker Carlson Discusses Latest FBI Whistleblower Evidence — FBI Security Clearances Issued Based on Political Ideology.  The granular issue of this specific whistleblower story pertains to an FBI investigative employee who had his security clearance suspended after officials within the FBI discovered he attended a speech given by President Trump.  However, the bigger issue uncovered during a review of that punishment was written FBI instructions from within the sector of the FBI that investigates and issues security clearances.  In essence, the FBI has a documented standard that political ideology determines who will get security clearances approved.  If a person supports President Trump, holds conservative views, or does anything that would identify themselves as not being in alignment with the leftist worldview, their security clearance application or renewal would be denied.  Put another way, the FBI has written policy examples that discriminate against political views.

FBI Tried to Unmask Employee as Trump Supporter.  According to internal documents, FBI officials, as part of a confidential security clearance assessment for a longtime employee, probed into the individual's political inclinations, stance on COVID-19 vaccination, and participation in Second Amendment gatherings.  The internal memo triggered a complaint to the Justice Department's internal oversight body.  Months after these inquiries, the FBI revoked the employee's security clearance.  Internal records obtained by Just the News indicate that the interviews corroborated the employee's alignment with former President Donald Trump, advocacy for gun rights, and apprehensions regarding the COVID vaccine.

FBI settles lawsuit out of fear of being caught retaliating against J6 whistleblower, attorney says.  The FBI reached a settlement with a former agent-turned-whistleblower out of fear that the bureau would be discovered retaliating, an attorney for the whistleblower said.  The watchdog group, Empower Oversight, said Tuesday that the FBI came to a settlement in a civil suit with Marcus Allen more than two years after he was suspended without pay.  He said his suspension in February 2022 came in retaliation by the FBI after he raised concerns about the accuracy of FBI Director Christopher Wray's testimony to Congress about the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

FOIA docs show FBI official 'colluded' with Democrat staffers on FBI whistleblowers:  Judicial Watch.  Documents that Judicial Watch obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show that an FBI official "colluded" with House Democrat staffers ahead of a hearing with FBI whistleblowers.  "These troubling records show how the FBI colluded with Democrats hostile to FBI whistleblowers who were set to testify to Congress," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement.  Judicial Watch sued the Department of Justice after it failed to respond to its original request for the documents.  After the lawsuit, the documents were provided.

Memo Shows FBI Discouraging Release Of Trans Killer's Manifesto.  More than 14 months after a trans psychopath stormed into Nashville's Covenant School and gunned down three 9-year-olds and three staff members, the police department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation refuse to publicly release the killer's "manifesto."  A newly obtained FBI memo to Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake suggests what many have long suspected:  President Joe Biden's identity politics-steeped Department of Justice is leading a cover-up of the deadliest transgender-directed shootings in U.S. history.  "We have a lot of other documents from the investigation in our possession.  And after reviewing them ... I will tell you I am absolutely convinced that this is an orchestrated political cover-up because the shooter was a transgender who was on various medications but basically was prone to high levels of violence," Michael Patrick Leahy, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Tennessee Star and its parent company the Star News Network, told me Wednesday on The Dan O'Donnell Show in Milwaukee.

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Yellow streak running:  Former FBI deputy chief McCabe says FBI agents are scared of going to jail if Trump is elected.  There's a reason federal agencies used to stay out of politics, but it appears the Obama generation never thought it meant them.  Now we get Andrew McCabe, the fired former FBI deputy director, attempting to whip up sympathy in the press for FBI agents who have turned that agency into the internal security apparatus of the Democrat party. [...] Up until a few years ago, the FBI used to be a studiously non-political organization.  Now they're the willing storm troopers of every instance of legal overreach instituted by Democrats in search of political enemies to punish, draconianly, of course.  This is and should be illegal.

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If you work for the FBI as a socialist Democrat party henchman, you should live in fear of arrest and imprisonment.

WTH? FBI Agents Seen Marching In Pride Parade In West Hollywood.  Looks like the FBI took a day off from pretending to be the Patriot Front to march in the gay pride parade in West Hollyweird.  [Video clip]

FBI Documents Reveal 'Stand Down' Order Before January 6 Capitol Riot.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation continues to face scrutiny over its handling of the January 6 Capitol riot.  In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the FBI released a trove of internal documents on May 7, posted on its website under the section titled "United States Capitol Violence and related Events of January 6, 2021 Part 35."  The newly published 107 pages of documents include email correspondence among FBI officials leading up to January 6, real-time reactions to the violence, and guidance on the bureau's response to the Capitol riot.  However, much of the content remains heavily redacted, concealing potential evidence of misconduct.

Man Claims He Spotted Infamous Gangster Whitey Bulger, Who Allegedly Died in 2018.  Nick Fiorillo, the founder of GotSpaceDataPartners.com, claims that he spotted Whitey Bulger, an infamous gangster who was allegedly murdered in 2018, and reported it to the FBI who begged him not to go public.  Fiorillo told Alex Newman, a senior editor for The New American, that he had been cooperating with the FBI since the fall of 2021, and while speaking to an agent named Michael Doyle on the phone at a hotel, he spotted Bulger, who used to be on the FBI's top 10 most wanted list, sunbathing in a pool chair.  Subsequently, Fiorillo narrated what he was seeing to agent Doyle on the phone, while taking photographs of the suspect.  After six hours, Fiorillo told Newman that agent Doyle called him back intoxicated, pleading with him not to release any photographs or evidence of Bulger's existence, exclaiming that Bulger being alive is "the biggest stain on the history of the FBI."

Jack Smith's Lawfare Scheme Under Scrutiny.  Those who understand the construct of Lawfare understand the purposes and intents.  Lawfare is an outcome of a radical activist pivot point that happened during the Obama administration.  Prior to the Obama-era the radicals tearing down government defended the transparently guilty, their allies and fellow traveling communists.  Those who were arrested for violence the radicals supported, were defended, excused and their activity justified.  After the election of Obama, as noted first by author Jack Cashill, something changed; the radicals reversed their position.  Instead of defending the transparently guilty, the Obama aligned usurpers — now with actual power at their fingertips — began accusing the transparently innocent.  In the "anger games" era of Barack Obama, the radicals began attacking the innocent and using their allies in media as part of the attack narrative.  George Zimmerman, Darren Wilson, the Baltimore-six, etc.  The list is long; we tracked them all with detailed research; however, the theme amid every story was the same.  Isolate, ridicule and marginalize the transparently innocent target and make them appear guilty.

Trump [is] Triumphing Over Evil.  For four years, the press flogged the dead piñata of the Russian hoax.  The press promoted the Mueller investigation as if the former FBI director were Eliot Ness going after Al Capone.  The Jeff Bezos Washington Post, NYT, AP, the networks and the cable news stations all praised Bobby Sox Mueller.  Carl Cannon, executive editor of RealClearPolitics, stood almost alone in reminding the public how Mueller and his successor at the FBI, Jimmy the Weasel Comey, botched their first big case after 9/11.  Cannon wrote, "They botched the investigation of the 2001 anthrax letter attacks that took five lives and infected 17 other people, shut down the U.S. Capitol and Washington's mail system, solidified the Bush administration's antipathy for Iraq, and eventually, when the facts finally came out, made the FBI look feckless, incompetent, and easily manipulated by outside political pressure."  It was an inside job.  A government researcher sent the anthrax letters.  Clouseau and Clueless nabbed the wrong researcher.

FBI Director Accused of Hypocrisy for Monitoring Conservatives but Not Pro-Hamas Protests.  The director of the FBI is being accused of hypocrisy for allowing the targeting of concerned parents, Trump supporters, and American Catholics but not "monitoring" pro-Hamas rallies and protests on college campuses.  Director Christopher Wray was asked in an interview on Tuesday about "actively monitoring" the rallies erupting across college and university campuses, which have become the subject of controversy and condemnation from even senior government officials.  Wray replied, "We don't monitor protests."  He added, "But we do share intelligence about specific threats of violence."  Social media users reacted, accusing Wray of hypocrisy.

FBI Director Forecasts Major Terror Attack, Lies about Monitoring Protests.  In a wide-ranging interview with NBC published Tuesday, FBI Director Chris Wray forecasted a terrorist event in America similar to ISIS-K's alleged attack on Russia last month, when members of the Islamic group killed nearly 140 people at a concert hall in the suburbs of Moscow.  "We are increasingly concerned [about] the potential for some kind of coordinated attack here in the homeland, which may be not that different from what you saw against the concert hall in Russia a few weeks ago from ISIS-K," Wray told NBC's Lester Holt.  Wray didn't mention that Russia has accused the U.S. of being behind the ISIS-K attack.  While such an accusation may seem absurd to some, recent investigative journalism has shown that ISIS-K is led by a NATO contractor.  [Tweet]

US government agrees to $138.7M settlement over FBI's botching of Larry Nassar assault allegations.  The U.S. Justice Department announced a $138.7 million settlement Tuesday with more than 100 people who accused the FBI of grossly mishandling allegations of sexual assault against Larry Nassar in 2015 and 2016, a critical time gap that allowed the sports doctor to continue to prey on victims before his arrest.  When combined with other settlements, $1 billion now has been set aside by various organizations to compensate hundreds of women who said Nassar assaulted them under the guise of treatment for sports injuries.

Tucker Carlson Tells Joe Rogan The FBI and CIA Conducted A Coup To Take Out Nixon.  Tucker Carlson explains how the FBI and CIA conducted a coup to take out President Richard Nixon with help from journalist Bob Woodward.  "Richard Nixon was taken out by the FBI and CIA, and with the help of Bob Woodward."  "[Woodward] was that guy.  And who is his main source for Watergate?  Oh, the number two guy at the FBI.  Oh, so you have the naval intelligence officer working with the FBI official to destroy the president.  Okay.  So that's a deep state coup."  "Richard Nixon was elected by more votes than any president in American history in the 1972 election."  "The most popular president in his reelection campaign, and two years later, he's gone, undone by a naval intel officer, the number two guy at the FBI and a bunch of CIA employees."  [Video clip]

The FBI Arrests a Terrorist, Raising Questions.  Last week Merrick Garland announced the arrest of 18-year-old Idaho resident Alexander Scott Mercurio. [...] Given that I live in the same state as Mercurio, I'm among the defendant's supposed "peers."  Under normal circumstances, I would be an ideal disinterested juror.  If I were to find myself on the jury, I would have questions that the prosecution would need to answer.  It should not escape prosecution lawyers that a single person like myself could prevent a guilty verdict if these questions are left unanswered.  How many federal agents and confidential human sources (CHSs) were used to take down this teenager?  Did federal assets outnumber the number of people under investigation?  Did federal assets encourage any criminal behavior — as was the case in the Whitmer kidnapping case?  Were CHSs paid by the FBI?  Did they have a financial interest in an arrest?  Were Mercurio's threats and plans made before or after contact with agents or CHSs?  Were any federal assets involved in the planning of his attack — as was the case in the Whitmer kidnapping plot?

Mike Garcia Tells FBI Director Chris Wray His Agency Has Ideologically Inverted.  The FBI knew in advance of the Pulse Nightclub shooter (Omar Mateen) and were tipped off by the local sheriff.  The FBI knew in advance of the San Bernardino Terrorists (Tashfeen Malik).  The FBI knew in advance of the Boston Marathon Bombers (the Tsarnaev brothers) tipped off by Russians.  The FBI knew in advance of the Parkland High School shooter (Nikolas Cruz).  The FBI knew in advance of the Fort Hood shooter (Nidal Hasan), and the FBI knew in advance of Colorado grocery store shooter Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa.  The FBI took no action.

Another suspicious FBI sting job:
Ex-Marine sentenced to prison for firebombing an abortion mill, but the narrative from the Feds doesn't quite add up.  [Scroll down]  I mean seriously, is it just me, or is anyone buying this?  If this man genuinely resonates with the ideologies of Naziism, then how can he possibly view Planned Parenthood as an institution that needs to be decimated?  Need I remind anyone that Planned Parenthood is just an evolution of Margaret Sanger's American Birth Control League?  Sanger, who was a staunch believer in Malthusian eugenics and the recipient of fan mail from the one and only... Adolf Hitler?  Hitler also penned letters of admiration to Madison Grant, one of the founders of the American Eugenics Society, an organization which worked closely with Sanger's own; Hitler referred to Grant's book "The Passing of the Great Race" as his "bible."  If Brannon really possesses a "Nazi worldview," then one can reasonably infer Hitler would be his idol, correct?  And therefore, the American institution most conspicuously carrying out the eugenics of said idol would be an ally, not an enemy.  Furthermore, if in some bizarre turn of events this story were true, and Brannon really wanted to wreak havoc, why didn't he firebomb the business during business hours, inflicting maximum damage and death?  Pictures from the incident show a moderately-scorched wall outside what looks like the front entrance; no smashed windows, and no other vandalism.  "Far-right" terrorists who don't kill the butchers of the abortion mill, and only inflict superficial damages?

Mike Garcia Tells FBI Director Chris Wray His Agency Has Ideologically Inverted and Now Represents the USA Equivalent of The Soviet Secret Police.  It needs to be said, and it needs to be said loudly, the FBI is the 2024 equivalent of the 1984 Soviet-era KGB, now FSB.  The modern FBI is the police agency of a weaponized U.S government, with a direct and purposeful mandate to keep the American people under control through strict surveillance and a violent police state.  Understand and accept this with great seriousness, there are no honorable "rank and file" inside this organization.  Every member of the FBI is a participant in the weaponization of power and government.  The members are jackboots recruited from ideological college campuses for exactly the purpose of supporting a Stasi-like police state.

FBI Interrogated Trump's Valet Driver without Trump's Knowledge — And Turned Ambush Interview Into Perjury Trap:  Court Docs.  Judge Aileen Cannon ordered the public release of the FBI's interview of Trump's valet driver Walt Nauta.  Walt Nauta is a former White House employee and Navy veteran who worked valet for Trump and served as a personal staffer at Mar-a-Lago.  According to the transcript of the May 2022 interview, the FBI interrogated Trump's aide Walt Nauta — without Trump's knowledge.  The FBI agents approached Walt Nauta and asked for a voluntary interview under the guise of national security interest (similar to the General Flynn ambush).

Exposing Corruption at FBI: Whistleblowers Share Their Stories.  Garret O'Boyle and Stephen Friend dedicated years of their lives to serving their country in the FBI. But when they began to question some of the decisions being made within the bureau, they were suspended. [...] After questioning some of the decisions being made within the FBI, O'Boyle was unexpectedly suspended from the bureau in 2022.  Friend has a story similar to O'Boyle's.  He was assigned to work on Jan. 6 cases, but raised concerns when he was informed that a SWAT team was to be used to arrest a man who was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, despite the fact that the man had agreed to cooperate with the investigation.  Friend said he told his superiors, "We should not be doing this.  There's other avenues to do it," referring to arresting the man.  Shortly thereafter, Friend was suspended from the FBI.

Sketchy Looking Supposed FBI Agents Showed Up To A Trump Supporter's House In California.  This was an exclusive video posted by End Wokeness on the X platform:  Yesterday, the FBI showed up at the home of a Trump supporter in California.  The agents said they needed to discuss a person that he "met online".  When the agents saw that he was filming the entire interaction, they immediately stopped talking and left to speak to the neighbors.  [Video clip]

Congress Is Lying to You About FISA.  A few years ago, we learned conclusively that, in fact, the FBI and the federal intel agencies — the dozen or more federal intel agencies we have, for some reason — had been working secretly against Donald Trump's presidential campaign.  Trump had whispered about this, then shouted about it, was roundly denounced as a conspiracy nut, a lunatic.  But in the end, he was vindicated.  It was true.  These agencies spied on Trump, and they leaked some of what they learned to the media, which used it against Trump.  Then these agencies concocted false stories about Trump.  They tried to crush Trump completely in 2016 and then for the entire course of his presidency.  Then they did the same thing in 2020 during the presidential election.  And they're doing it still.  They're trying to put him in prison for the rest of his life.

Ex CIA/FBI Agent Caught On Undercover Cam Admitting They Set Up People Including Alex Jones To Take All His Money.  Gavin O'Blennis worked for the FBI, followed by Homeland Security, and now works for the CIA.  O'Blennis spoke to an undercover reporter about his employers' involvement with Alex Jones and his legal battles and that the FBI "did what [they] wanted" with him and "took his money away" and "chopped his legs off."  He later clarified that the goal was to "pretty much" bankrupt him and that although the FBI was after him "hardcore" he is no longer on their radar because he is "broke."  "We did what we wanted and took his money away.  We shut him up for a while," O'Blennis said.  [Video clip]

FBI Whistleblowers Say the Bureau 'Needs to Be Abolished'.  Two FBI agents who had their security clearances suspended after speaking to Congress about how law enforcement went after pro-lifers and concerned parents, now warn that the FBI has adopted a "Marxist culture" and called for its abolition.  "The type of recruiting events they have — they have adopted this Marxist culture to permanently change our institutions like the FBI," Garret O'Boyle, an FBI agent whom House Republicans hailed as a whistleblower, said Tuesday at an Oversight Project event at The Heritage Foundation.  "Remember, the FBI are the people with the guns and badges who will come after you."

Chanel Rion on Ashley Biden Diary Investigation:  The SDNY Is Biden's Personal Gestapo.  The Department of Injustice is playing cleanup for the Biden family of perverts, and you are paying for it.  Case in point, on April 3, 2024, the DOJ asked a Southern district of New York, Judge, to sentence a single mother of two, Aimee Harris, to 10 months in prison for having found first daughter, Ashley Biden's diary, in a Florida halfway house.  Immediately after this announcement, I noticed something strange.  The news media, dutifully parroted the DOJ's exact language from their press release, describing the situation and labeling the woman who found the diary as the Diary Thief, describing it as a "diary thief", referring to it as "a stolen diary."  To be clear, this is not a story about some perverted diary of another drug addict Biden family member.  This is a much bigger and more disturbing trend.  The DOJ and the Southern District of New York have this habit of it, of going after the people who expose the crimes, not the people who commit them.

Former Agent:  FBI Taught Agents Pro-Lifers Are More Dangerous Than Islamic Terrorists.  The FBI trained personnel on countering extremism with material from the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), according to former special agent turned whistleblower Steve Friend.  In an interview with the Tennessee Informer last month, Friend recalled his experience at the FBI Academy in 2014:  "We were shown a video that was produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center."  The film, Friend said, "ranked people who oppose abortion, pro-life activists, as a greater threat than Islamists."  "I don't know if they still show that," Friend added, "but that's what we were shown."  The FBI still relies on SPLC material a decade later, leading a pair of top Republican senators to demand the agency sever ties with the leftist hate group that routinely smears right-of-center associations as "hate groups."  SPLC's false "hate group" designations led to a domestic terrorist attack in 2012 on the offices of a pro-family organization.

Here's the Tweet That Led to the FBI Visiting a Texas Woman's Home.  Is this going to become a regular occurrence?  If so, it's chilling, but it'll be documented as every home has a Ring cam system or a variation of it.  If you don't have one, it's best to invest in one for home security purposes and recording potential run-ins with federal agents.  A Texas woman, 'Kam St.  Martin,' was visited by an FBI agent for a tweet pinned on her profile.  She called out the justice system for letting her cousin's alleged murderer out on probation.  The visit was recorded, but the FBI also reportedly visited the victim's family as well:  [Tweets]  The FBI being viewed as Biden's Gestapo grows every day.  These antics are out of control and will continue until we get a new president.  It dovetails off an incident in Oklahoma, where three FBI agents visited a woman over the anti-Biden posts she shared on Facebook.  [Tweet]

Report: FBI Agents Captured on Video During Home Visit Admit They Spend 'Every Day, All Day Long' Interrogating Americans About Their Social Media Posts.  FBI agents have been recorded during a home visit to a Stillwater resident, admitting that scrutinizing Americans over their social media activities is a daily operation, Reason.com has confirmed.  Rolla Abdeljawad, an Oklahoma resident, encountered three FBI agents at her doorstep, inquiring about her Facebook posts.  Abdeljawad's lawyer, Hassan Shibly, took to social media to post a video of the interaction.  The video, which surfaced online on Wednesday, portrays a tense exchange.  In the video, Abdeljawad declines to speak with the agents and requests that they show their badges on camera, a request the agents did not fulfill.  Abdeljawad later verified with local police that the individuals were indeed FBI agents.

Trio claiming to be "FBI" showed up at an Oklahoma woman's house to discuss her "political" Facebook posts.  A concerning video is making the rounds online.  It shows a group of individuals, claiming to be from the FBI, turning up at an Oklahoma woman's house to talk about her political Facebook posts.  While Revolver can't confirm the video's legitimacy, the current political climate under Biden's regime and the FBI's zealous pursuit of Trump supporters — or anyone stepping out of the progressive line — makes it a story worth digging into.  You've got to see it for yourself and maybe wonder, "Who exactly are these visitors, and what brings them to her doorstep?"  Did this woman post something so incredibly heinous that the FBI has a legitimate right to question her?  Interestingly, they don't show any ID on camera, and their vehicle lacks "government plates," although, it's unclear if FBI agents even use them.  Either way, this has sparked speculation that they might be impersonating FBI agents.  Could they be Democrat operatives aiming to intimidate this woman or just random jokester?  It's definitely a puzzle, but if it's legitimate, this is a whole new level of terror that's unfolding in the United States.

Viral Videos Appear To Show FBI Agents Visiting Homes Over Social Media Posts.  Two videos have gone viral on X showing FBI agents visiting people's houses to ask questions about offensive social media posts.  The first clip shows three people who claim to be FBI agents visiting a woman called Rolla Abdeljawad at her home in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The woman asks them to identify themselves, but they refuse to do so while being filmed, before claiming they had already shown the woman their IDs.  [Tweet with video clip]  "What we'd like to do is have a conversation with you about some social media posts that you've made, would you be willing to talk to us about that?" asks one of the agents.  The woman refuses to talk until she has a lawyer present, before the agent asks her for contact information.  "No, I'll get back to you," states Abdeljawad.  Another agent then asks the woman to have her attorney "contact the FBI office in Oklahoma City."

Woman Records Very Creepy Visit by the FBI.  Three individuals who claimed to be FBI agents visited a woman in Oklahoma.  If there were any examples of the Department of Justice becoming Joe Biden's personal Stasi, this is it — they were there to ask the woman about the anti-Biden memes she posted on Facebook.  Of course, she wasn't going to answer any of their questions, only declaring that what she did was an exercise of her constitutional right to free speech on a social media platform.  The agent gives a number for the FBI office in Oklahoma City before departing.  [Tweet with video clip]  What is going on here?  We're seeing Gestapo-like tactics, the byproduct of the politicization of the DOJ that began when Obama picked Eric Holder to lead the department during his presidency.  Should we be shocked?  If Biden's DOJ interfered in IRS investigations into his son and tried to cobble together a sweetheart plea agreement for Hunter's tax and gun charges, no — this is par for the course.

FBI Agents Visit a Woman Over Her Social Media Posts.  Three FBI agents went to a woman's house in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to question her about flagged Facebook posts.  The woman who taped the agents is a Muslim woman named Rolla Abdeljuwad.  "We do this every day," an agent said, trying to sound matter-of-fact, "All day long, we talk to people.  It's just an effort to keep everybody safe, make sure that nobody has any ill will or bad intent or anything like that," responds one of the agents.  She had their license plate number and said local law enforcement confirmed they were FBI.  Her Facebook page is pro-Palestine and anti-Jewish, but it all seemed to fit into her rights to say publicly under the 1st Amendment.

FBI to bury 'Whitey' Bulger's file, agency rejects Herald public records request.  The FBI is closing the book on the agency's "corrupt" handling of James "Whitey" Bulger — forever.  The feds are refusing to make any further installments of Bulger's case file public, saying the records are "investigative" and no longer subject to the Freedom of Information Act.  "The records responsive to your request are law enforcement records; there is a pending or prospective law enforcement proceeding relevant to these responsive records, and release of the information could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.  Therefore, your request is being administratively closed," the FBI stated in a letter to the [Boston] Herald Monday.  They did not divulge what investigation Bulger's case could still be linked to, considering the former Southie mobster was murdered while in a West Virginia prison in August 2018 by two fellow inmates.  He was 89 and wheelchair-bound at the time of his death.  It has also long been speculated that Bulger hid millions of dollars in foreign bank accounts that have yet to be discovered.

The Most Destructive Americans of the Last 70 years.  [#10] Mark Felt:  Deputy director of the FBI, aka "Deep Throat" during the Watergate scandal.  This was the first public instance of a senior FBI official directly interfering in America's political affairs.  He was the forerunner of James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Andrew McCabe.

The FBI's Otherwise Illegal Activity.  [Scroll down]  The U.S. government document is entitled "The Attorney General's Guidelines on Federal Bureau of Investigation Undercover Operations."  Those guidelines importantly mention that FBI operations might involve local police or "local law enforcement agency working under the direction and control of the FBI."  Additionally, the guidelines mention that the FBI is apparently allowed to secretly own and operate businesses and corporations, make "untrue representations" of other peoples' actions, and engage "in activity having a significant effect on or constituting a significant intrusion into the legitimate operation of a Federal, state, or local governmental entity."  Does the FBI "engage in activity having a significant effect on" juries, U.S. Congress, the presidency, or the Supreme Court?  Does the FBI engage "in activity having a significant effect on or constituting a significant intrusion into the legitimate" national and local elections?  The FBI guidelines apparently also suggest employees and cooperators might "supply falsely sworn testimony or false documentation in any legal or administrative proceeding" and the FBI and others might commit "otherwise illegal activity," apparently including "violence or physical injury to individuals or a significant risk of financial loss."  Those guidelines on FBI operations seem to imply that there are many people in cities throughout America employed as secret government operatives who present themselves as everyday citizens but might actually be participating in schemes or "mitigating opportunities."

If you watched certain YouTube videos, investigators demanded your data from Google.  If you've ever jokingly wondered if your search or viewing history is going to "put you on some kind of list," your concern may be more than warranted.  In now unsealed court documents reviewed by Forbes, Google was ordered to hand over the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and user activity of Youtube accounts and IP addresses that watched select YouTube videos, part of a larger criminal investigation by federal investigators. [...] Privacy experts, however, are worried about the kind of precedent the court's order creates, citing concerns over the protections of the first and fourth amendments.  "This is the latest chapter in a disturbing trend where we see government agencies increasingly transforming search warrants into digital dragnets," executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project Albert Fox-Cahn told the publication.  "It's unconstitutional, it's terrifying, and it's happening every day."

Is Article V the Solution to Our FBI Problem?  The FBI has clearly shifted its mission from law enforcement to political enforcement.  Only the geniuses of The View, the TDS-afflicted "journalists" of CNN, and the beneficiaries of the FBI's legal exemption policy (the Democrats) would argue otherwise.  Video of armed FBI agents raiding the home of a former president dispelled the myth of "Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity" for the rest of us.  Just ten years ago, talk of eliminating the FBI was not a subject for serious political debate.  But after excusing Hillary for violation of the Espionage Act, an attempted coup, social media censorship, entrapment schemes, targeting of citizens as domestic threats, James Comey's memory loss under oath, and Christopher Wray's avoidance of congressional oversight, over half of Americans consider the bureau to be Joe Biden's personal Gestapo (per Rasmussen Reports).  With that level of public distrust, the need to take serious corrective action has become a legitimate subject of debate.

New America:  Guilty Until Further Notice.  Americans might wrongly think the law enforcement phrase "potential threat" or "risk to the public" only refers to the jihadist or gangster.  Many are probably familiar with the House of Representatives discussing how the FBI uses FBI employees and cooperators as a weapon against Americans; this was described as the FBI's weaponization of law enforcement.  What many might not know is who the FBI described as "potential" threats, or "potential domestic terrorists."  The House of Representatives reported that:  ["][T]he FBI singled out Americans who are pro-life, pro-family, and support the biological basis for sex and gender distinction as potential domestic terrorists.["]

Hu Knows:  Swalwell Bundler Fang Fang Breaks Cover, Reveals FBI Offered Her $1 Million.  The Chinese operative, who was Rep. Eric Swalwell's (D-CA) personal companion and staffer, broke cover in an X-post of her sitting with a Global Times reporter nearly 10 years after her abrupt exit from the United States — shortly after the FBI warned Swalwell she was a foreign agent.  "I had lunch with this lady today.  Her name is Fang Fang, and U.S. media called her a 'suspected Chinese spy,' wrote Hu XiJin, along with the operative who became an omnipresent force in San Francisco Bay Democratic politics — with significant dalliances in the Midwest.  Hu wrote that Fang Fang, who presented herself in the U.S. as "Christine Fang," was the victim of the American media and that federal national security personnel unsuccessfully recruited her.  [Tweet]

Catholic Family Faces Harassment and False Persecution by FBI and Informant Over Support for Donald Trump.  Since the election of 2020, Chaldean Americans (also known as Chaldean Catholics) have been targeted, persecuted, and harassed by the FBI due to their support of President Donald Trump.  Zina Toma, a prominent Chaldean Catholic advocate and Trump supporter, has reported three years of harassment that includes threats, illegal recordings, and attempts at entrapment by an FBI informant.  According to community representatives, the FBI launched a program through its Detroit office specifically designed to target and intimidate community activists like Ms. Toma due to their political views.  Last year, The Gateway Pundit reported that Chris Wray's FBI is infiltrating Catholic parishes.  The FBI agents are engaging in outreach to Catholic leaders to spy on Americans practicing their Christian faith.  Chris Wray's FBI sent out a memo warning agents of the dangerous 'radical traditionalist Catholic ideology' that was gaining popularity in the country.  The memo was posted at UncoverDC.com by former FBI special agent Kyle Seraphin.

Secret files suggest FBI effort to 'encourage political violence' ahead of 2020 election.  New evidence suggests that the FBI purposefully tolerated and encouraged political violence ahead of the 2020 presidential election so as to target perceived domestic extremists for arrest.  The evidence includes "[t]housands of pages of internal FBI reports and hundreds of hours of undercover recordings" that were obtained by The Intercept, a "progressive" news source.  "The secret files offer an extraordinary view inside a high-profile domestic terrorism investigation, revealing in stark relief how federal agents have turned the war on terror inward, using informant-led stings to chase after potential domestic extremists," The Intercept reported last Wednesday.  "The files also suggest that federal agents have become reckless, turning a blind eye to public safety risks that, if addressed, could disrupt the government's cases," the report continued.

DOJ Freaked Out After Matt Gaetz Brought Up Hunter's Laptop During Hearing.  Employees at the Department of Justice (DOJ) sent an email in March 2022 regarding Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz's line of questioning to the assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI's) cyber division about Hunter Biden's laptop, according to documents uploaded by the DOJ.  During the March 2022 hearing, Gaetz entered Hunter Biden's laptop into the Congressional record and pressed the FBI on the location of Hunter Biden's laptop, to which he did not get an answer.  Gaetz also asked if the Biden family had been compromised and if anyone at the FBI knew where the laptop was located.

Mandate for Leadership.  [Scroll down to page 545]  The Department of Justice (DOJ) has a long and noble history.  That history began with the creation of the Office of the Attorney General pursuant to the Judiciary Act of 17891 and has continued through the creation of the department in 1870, the formation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1908, reforms following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and to the present day. [...] Unfortunately, the department has lost its way in recent years and has forfeited the trust of large segments of the American people.  Large swaths of the department have been captured by an unaccountable bureaucratic managerial class and radical Left ideologues who have embedded themselves throughout its offices and components.  The department also suffers from institutional inattentiveness to its core functions.  Instead of being perceived as possessing the utmost impartiality and fairness as it advances the national interest on behalf of the American people — fighting crime and defending the rule of law — the DOJ has become a department that 46.6 percent of Americans recently indicated is, in their view, "too political, corrupt, and not to be trusted."

U.S. Government Legalized Weather Modification Activities in 1971.  Besides a desire for power to corrupt in these government jobs, absolutely powerful government jobs likely attract already absolutely corrupt people.  Government employees might already be corrupt before they attain power, and it is the absolute power which attracts them to government positions.  And, of course, it is the ability to act with almost complete secrecy which results in "absolute power."  Such secrecy is likely sought after by corrupt persons.  Simply observe how often government employees or others make billions to trillions of dollars appear out of nowhere and give that money to other governments or to secretly operating entities like the FBI.  Who would be able to prevent FBI or other government employees from taking a couple million dollars or hundreds of thousands of dollars here or there?  Or, what about the potential to secretly get revenge on groups of people?  For example, FBI targeting Catholics; how many corrupt Americans might be motivated to work for the FBI if they can secretly get revenge on Catholics?

What's a Little Creepy About the FBI's Arrest Warrant for a Blaze News Reporter.  We have another instance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation going off the reservation.  A Blaze News reporter who has done a couple of stories on the January 6 riot, which embarrassed the Justice Department, will be forced to turn himself in on Friday.  Steve Baker has cooperated with the Justice Department, which has had Baker on their radar for months.  The creepy part about this story is that this reporter doesn't know what charges he's facing.  The FBI has instructed him to wear clothing that suggests he'll be forced to wear an orange jumpsuit.  However, the Justice Department told Baker and his legal team that misdemeanors were the only charges facing the journalist.  The outlet had all the details about the legal drama in a lengthy post, including the stories that might have painted a target on Baker's back.

FBI gets absolutely torched online over image of white women on report about retail theft rings.  Asocial media post from the FBI was roundly mocked and ridiculed online after it added an image of white women to a report about retail theft rings in the U.S.  [Tweet]  Criticism of the post on social media focused on the race of the two women in the image.  "Yes folks, our FBI would like you to know that there is an epidemic of rich, young, attractive white women ransacking our retail outlets... How are they getting away with this lawlessness!  This MUST be stopped!" responded John Zeigler.  "This picture is so conspicuously inaccurate you have to just marvel at our federal government humiliating itself just to avoid offending Democrats," replied Joe Gabriel Simonson of the Free Beacon.  "Mobs of white women descending upon CVS are why it's harder to buy deodorant," joked Sam Mangold-Lenett of the Federalist.  "Apparently the @FBI thinks the organized white upper middle class teenaged girl gangs are the ones to blame for higher prices and businesses closing," read another tweet.  "White people are finally back in advertising!" responded author Scott Greer.

FBI Forced a Young Mother to Stand Outside Barefoot in 12° Weather While They Ransacked Her Home.  Chris Kuehne was sentenced on Friday for his actions on January 6, 2021 at the US Capitol.  Chris is a 22-year veteran who received numerous medals and awards, including the Purple Heart, a Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, and a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Valor for actions in combat. [...] On January 6, 2021, Chris went inside the Capitol but did not cause any harm or damage — in fact, he cleaned trash off the floor, helped to stop theft of government property, asked people to leave the building, and went up to Capitol Police Officers to ask how he could help.  Chris was also set up by an FBI operative that day.  Chris committed no violence and did nothing wrong. [...] For the record, Chris was setup by an FBI operative who was embedded in his Kansas City group before Jan. 6.

The American Stasi Controls What You Hear And See To Control What You Think And Do.  It's tempting to look at Big Tech, corporate media, and federal agencies as distinct industries and entities with their own goals and organizational structures, but that's not the right way to analyze them in 2024.  In reality, they are just different systems within the same organism, similar to how eyes, ears, and legs are all part of a human body.  They have different roles and functions, but all are subordinate to the same overarching goal:  total power.  In 2024, these entities all function as part of a single system:  the American Stasi.  Recall that the Stasi was the oppressive spying and law enforcement regime deployed by the Soviet Union against the people of East Germany.  The American regime today is every bit as corrupt and deceitful as the Soviet Stasi was during the Cold War.  Big Tech and the federal surveillance system work hand in glove to manipulate what you see, hear, and think.  The surveillance state spies on you constantly if you engage in activities it detests:  going to church or speaking out at a school board meeting, for example.  It develops and deploys complex technologies used to manipulate your perception of reality.

Houston FBI agent indicted on theft charges, accused of stealing money from houses that were raided.  A former FBI special agent for the Houston Field Office has been indicted on theft charges after being accused of stealing government and personal property from homes during FBI raids, according to U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.  Authorities have arrested 36-year-old Nicholas Anthony Williams.  According to the indictment, from March 2022 to July 2023, Williams allegedly took money or items from multiple homes while executing search warrants as an FBI special agent.  Williams made his first court appearance on Wednesday.  [Tweet]

Indicted FBI agent stole cash, silver from Houston man prosecuted over Jan. 6 riots, records show.  A Houston college student prosecuted for his participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection was one of people robbed by a Houston-based FBI agent, according to newly released court records.  Alexander Fan's complaint about missing cash and silver helped lead to the January indictment of FBI agent Nicholas Anthony Williams, according to court records.  Fan, 27, was sentenced to 12 months probation in connection to the riot.  Fan was found guilty of entering and remaining a room in the Capitol building.  He was accused of climbing into an office through a broken window after his entry was blocked by a closed door.

The Missing Crossfire Hurricane Binder:  The FBI Wants It Hidden from the American Public and Will Do Anything to Prevent Its Release.  President Trump declassified a binder on January 19th, 2021.  The now infamous binder contains hundreds of pages about the Crossfire Hurricane scandal.  It contains damaging information about the corrupt actors involved in our government.  Two different DOJ Attorney General's have defied President Trump's direct lawful order to publish the binder in the Federal Register.  It's been over three years now, and the DOJ continues to defy the presidential order and every FOIA request to make it public.  Can we now raid the homes of former acting AG Monty Wilkinson, and current AG Merrick Garland? [...] The DOJ had already made redactions to protect sources and methods, and returned the binder back to the White House before Trump left office.  But the corrupt FBI also wanted to hide names of those involved in the scandal.  So, at the last minute, the DOJ demanded the binder comply with the 1974 Privacy Act.

Feds in Disguise in Nashville?  The neo-Nazis in the clip below were marching with neo-Nazi flags, and they call themselves Blood Tribe.  People suspect they are actors because few trust the Feds at this point.  The feds are certainly capable of pretending they're Nazis for political expediency.  They continually try to prove white supremacists are a threat, not Antifa, not BLM, just white people.  Our corrupt administration says white supremacists are the greatest danger in this country, and few can find any.  However, the creeps in the clip below could be real.  The ADL claims they exist, and we have the name of the leader — Christopher Alan Pohlhaus.  The ADL isn't always trustworthy due to their political, hard-left viewpoints.  The Southern Poverty Law Center, a far-left Christian hate group, claims Polhaus and his group exist.  Pohlhaus is allegedly building a camp in Maine.  What is suspicious is that Polhaus's entire history online appears to be from 2023, except for one article in 2022.

11-Month FBI Op w/ 3 Undercover Agents Yields 1 Measly Arrest.  The FBI used at least three undercover employees and untold other resources to investigate a Tennessee firearms and militia enthusiast for nearly the last year, only to arrest him Monday on a sole charge of having an unregistered silencer.  But the FBI's arrest of Tennessee man Paul Faye Sr. for having an unmarked silencer does reveal a bureau investigation into militias — specifically, those concerned with border security.  According to charging documents, the FBI first began probing Faye after the October 2022 arrest of Bryan Perry, a man charged with plotting to kill federal agents and illegal immigrants crossing the border.  Faye was allegedly a contact in Perry's cellphone.

The FBI and Fourth Amendment follies.  Most Americans don't know how much police officers rely on the Constitution, and particularly the Bill of Rights, in their daily work.  This is particularly true of the Fourth Amendment, which regulates search and seizure: [...] Tragically, for America and the rule of law, the FBI apparently doesn't worry about trifles like probable cause or the Fourth Amendment: [...] An increasing number of Normal Americans and pundits alike believe the FBI hopelessly corrupt and are calling for its elimination.  With the FBI committing such willful, egregious and arrogant violations of the Constitution, it's hard to suggest they're wrong.

Will 2024 Be the Most Dangerous Election of Our Lifetime?  [Scroll down]  After the Republicans took control of the House, the "stop MAGA" operation seems to have moved into the coverup stage.  The Swamp's desperation to keep something hidden reveals just how dangerous our own government has become.  The bomb threat that triggered the nationwide interrogation of MAGA supporters is starting to look fishier than a Wuhan wet market.  The device found outside the DNC headquarters was found by a person in civilian clothes (who many believe was a Capitol police officer).  He reported the device to a uniformed police officer, who showed no sign of alarm, and even allowed civilians to continue walking within feet of the bomb.  Security video of the location where the DNC bomb was found shows a hooded "person of interest" sitting on a bench while using a phone.  The FBI was able to use security video to track this "person of interest" throughout the Metro subway system and back to an automobile in Virginia.  Investigators also tied the hooded person to a Metro transit card and license plate owned by a retired Air Force chief master sergeant who was working as a contractor with a security clearance. [...] The House January 6 committee investigated the bomb incident in parallel with the FBI, but hundreds of documents and hours of taped testimony have since been destroyed — in violation of federal records retention statutes.  Yet nobody has been arrested for this felony.  Documents associated with the bomb threat that were not destroyed, were encrypted and the encryption keys have since been "lost."

FBI Agent Indicted for Stealing Cell Phones During Home Raids.  The Justice Department announced Wednesday that a 36-year-old FBI agent from Houston has been charged with theft of personal and government property and providing false statements.  According to the indictment, unsealed Wednesday, Nicholas Anthony Williams has been an FBI special agent in the Houston Field Office since 2019.  He served in both the criminal violent gang and counterterrorism squads.  Williams is alleged to have taken money or property from multiple residences while executing search warrants as an FBI special agent from around November 2022 to March 2023.  "Williams also stole multiple cell phones which were FBI property and provided false statements with regard to several fraudulent charges on his government-issued credit card," the DOJ said in a press release.

The FBI must be wiped clean, or wiped out, on Day One of the next Repubican administration.  Should Donald Trump become president in 2024 and the acts to make major changes within the federal executive bureaucracy, cleaning house from top to bottom with major firings and layoffs (something he should have done in his first administration and failed to do), without question the first agency he must attack mercilessly is the FBI.  There are numerous documented examples in the past decade where the FBI has been weaponized against conservatives and Republicans, investigating, harassing, and even arresting people because they held beliefs that opposed the agenda of the Democratic Party.  In some cases the individuals attacked were simply religious Christians who opposed abortion.  In other cases the victims were ordinary Americans who simply made public their support of Trump.  Nor were just everyday Americans attacked.  The FBI has arrested Republican candidates for office.  Its officials have altered evidence to justify illegal seach warrants against Republicans.  Its management also targeted and framed Trump officials it did not like.  Officials there also abused the FISA court, submitting error-filled applications that were used to get warrants to spy on Americans.  It redacted information to hide its misbehavior, claiming dishonestly that the redactions were for national security reasons.  This list is only a very small selection of the many such stories reported in the past decade.

If... Then... 2024.  Christopher Wray's FBI is putting spies, moles, and informants inside Catholic and Evangelical churches.  Wray's FBI does have moms from school board meetings put on the domestic terrorist list.  Biden and Alejandro Mayorkas are purposely allowing America's enemies and the "fifth column" unfettered access across our southern border (tantamount to treason).  Biden, the secretary of state, and the secretary of defense really do care more about Ukraine's border than America's border (again treasonous).  Biden and the Deep State really do care more about Palestinians in the Middle East than they care about the people of East Palestine, Ohio.  Milley and the Department of Defense really do not want white Christian Southern straight men in the military.  Wray's FBI really did rifle through Melania Trump's lingerie drawer.

'This is Your FBI,' thanks to DEI.  [Scroll down]  "The FBI does not appear to be getting experienced, 'mature' candidates, such as the former cop, former military person, the professional career person, the lawyer, accountant or engineer."  Sound familiar?  The U.S. Army has the same problem.  The brass can't seem to recruit anybody who can do a push-up.  Who in their right mind wants to risk their life by joining an organization run by entitled, shiftless incompetents who despise them?  "The FBI is now a joke among other law enforcement agencies because of its apparent investigative failures, political targeting of certain individuals/groups, and woke adoption... The FBI is considering hiring candidates not accepted by other law enforcement agencies."  The G-men have Diversity Recruitment Events — "straight white males may not attend."  In other words, there's no room for a modern-day Inspector Lew Erskine.  But Dylan Mulvaney or Jussie Smollett — come on down!

Ninth Circuit Finds FBI Search Resembled 'Those That Led to Adoption of the Fourth Amendment'.  World Economic Forum Poohbah Klaus Schwab is fond of paraphrasing the Joseph Goebbels quote, "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear," as "If you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't be afraid."  Fortunately, that dark day in America has been kicked down the road by no less a body than a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  On Tuesday, the court struck down the FBI and Department of Justice in what looks to be a precedent-setting case called Snitko v.  United States, dealing a significant blow to the government's expansive search and seizure practices known as "inventory searches."  The case started out with a 2021 raid on a company called US Private Vaults, a California company offering secure safe deposit boxes with minimal personal identification requirements.  Though apparently some specific boxes were targeted, the FBI elected to break open some 700 boxes and rummaged through their contents to the extent of bringing drug dogs in to sniff for traces of drugs as an excuse for invoking civil asset forfeiture.

FBI Illegally Raided Hundreds of Safe-Deposit Boxes, Appeals Court Rules.  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the FBI acted unlawfully in March 2021, when it raided hundreds of renters' safe-deposit boxes in Beverly Hills, conducted criminal searches of them all, and attempted to permanently keep everything in the boxes worth more than $5,000 — all without charging any box renter with a crime.  The 9th Circuit's Tuesday decision stems from an investigation the FBI opened into US Private Vaults, or USPV — a company that, unlike typical banks, provided safe-deposit boxes to customers without requiring identification.  The FBI had been investigating invididual USPV customers, but determined the "real problem" was USPV, which they believed served as a "money laundering facilitator."  Accordingly, the FBI raided the entire USPV vault in 2021.  Even though the warrant authorizing the raid only permitted the FBI to open boxes to identify their owners and safeguard the contents, agents rummaged through hundreds of boxes, ran currency they found in front of drug sniffing dogs, and made copies of people's most personal records, according to the Institute for Justice, which filed a lawsuit on behalf of multiple non-criminal USPV customers.

FBI Waited Four Years before Arresting Alleged Right-Wing Bomb Maker.  Last month, the Justice Department charged Wisconsin man James Morgan, an alleged right-wing extremist, with unlawfully possessing a destructive device after FBI agents found six homemade grenades in his residence.  In an unsuccessful bid to have his client released on bail before trial, Morgan's attorney said in recent court filings that the FBI monitored him for at least four years before arresting the alleged bomb maker last month.

Why Did the FBI 'Disappear' the Boston Bomber's Jihadist Wife?  I hadn't thought about it in a while, but the Messenger went out and dug up this old story with an odd twist.  ["]Katherine Russell pulled off a seeming vanishing act shortly after her husband, notorious Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed in a shootout with police days after the bloody 2013 terror attack.  But she didn't do it alone.  The Messenger has spoken to multiple sources from various U.S. government agencies who say that the FBI helped Russell go off the grid.  The widow, now 34, fled the Boston area to New Jersey with her young daughter.  She remarried, though she kept in close contact with her late husband's family while cutting off almost everyone from her old life.["]  It might be understandable for the FBI to help her disappear if she were a witness or if she were at least hiding from the terrorists, but since she's keeping in touch with the Tsarnaev clan, that's clearly not the case.  This is a really bad family.

Elon Musk calls for unmasking of Patriot Front: 'just follow them'.  On Sunday, X owner Elon Musk called for members of the Patriot Front organization to be unmasked and questioned "Why doesn't the media or government care about their identities?" He asked.  The comment came in response to X user Wall Street Silver, who theorized, "The fact that the legacy media shows zero curiosity about unmasking these guys, tells us 100% that these are federal agents or paid stooges of one of the agencies."  "Seems like they should be followed and unmasked," Musk said.  [Tweet]

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Heaven forbid that any the remarkably uniform Patriot Front fellows should be physically assaulted and forcibly unmasked; but if that happens, let's see if the assailant faces charges for attacking a federal agent.  Will the government then claim that we should have known they were (barely) undercover feds?

The Deepest Part of the Swamp [is] The FBI.  [Scroll down]  Many former FBI agents are asking, "Where was the FBI during the cyberwarfare attack on the 2020 election?" Marxist revolutionaries determined to overthrow the American government have coordinated this into a transnational and international threat, and Christopher Wray, the FBI director, is protecting these treasonous leftist operations.  It has been over three years since evidence was delivered to the FBI concerning massive election fraud in Michigan.  There has been no further investigation, and no charges have been filed.

The FBI — the Dog That Turned on Its Master.  In 1908, in response to rising organized crime, the federal government decided that additional accountability was warranted.  It created a watchdog called the Bureau of Investigation (which later became the FBI).  Given the sweeping police powers of the watchdog, its agents receive training about the limits of their authority, and are required to swear a sacred oath to those they serve that they will not abuse their authority.  We trusted our new watchdog to hold miscreants accountable for violation of federal laws.  But we failed to hold the watchdog itself accountable.  We never yanked the leash and said "bad boy" when the dog deviated from its oath.  Subsequently the dog learned bad habits.  After decades of biting people without consequences, we're faced with a beast that has become a menace to society, rather than its protector.  Our "watchdog" has become the threat which it was intended to police.

The Fabricated Memory of January 6th.  [Scroll down]  The people felt there were shenanigans in the 2020 elections, such as late-night voter drops caught on film, mail-in ballots counted at the last minute that all seemed to go for Biden, even from districts that previously had voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016. And what about the supposed water pipe explosion in Atlanta that forced the evacuation of a tallying center — and then it turned out there was no pipe burst or flooding after all — it was just a false alarm.  We now know, according to FBI Director Christopher Wray, they had dozens — if not hundreds — of embedded FBI agents in the crowd.  It was like a Cecil B. DeMille movie production, and it was done for the specific purpose of being able to create and fabricate a memory of an insurrection that never occurred. [...] At present, most of the video depositions have been erased or have disappeared according to FBI administrators; they've lost hours of video depositions of witness testimony; Liz Cheney says she doesn't know what happened to the original tapes.  Do you think Biden's FBI will perform a serious search?

What Will the FBI Not Do?  The FBI is now, tragically, in freefall.  The public is at the point, first, of asking what improper or illegal behavior will the bureau not pursue, and what, if anything, must be done to reform or save a once great but now discredited agency.  Consider the last four directors, the public faces of the FBI for the last 22 years.  Ex-director Robert Mueller testified before Congress that he simply would not or could not talk about the fraudulent Steele dossier.  He claimed that it was not the catalyst for his special counsel investigation of Donald Trump's alleged ties with the Russians when, of course, it was.  Mueller also testified that he was "not familiar" with Fusion GPS, although Glenn Simpson's opposition research firm subsidized the dossier through various cutouts that led back to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.  And the skullduggery in the FBI-subsidized dossier helped force the appointment of Mueller himself.  While under congressional oath, Mueller's successor James Comey on some 245 occasions claimed that he "could not remember," "could not recall," or "did not know" when asked simple questions fundamental to his own involvement with the Russian collusion hoax.

FBI [has] hundreds of 'missing' Jeffrey Epstein documents including tapes, CDs, passports and pictures.  The FBI is facing fresh calls to release hundreds of 'missing' pieces of evidence raided from Jeffrey Epstein's $51 million New York townhouse following the release of a new list of his associates.  Among the items said to be missing are tapes, CDs, passports and pictures all located inside a safe within the property during a siege on the home in July 2019, shortly after Epstein was arrested.  It comes as speculation continues to swirl that Epstein was working as an agent for Israeli intelligence agency Mossad prior to his suicide while awaiting trial for child sex offences.

If it all goes wrong, with whom will the police side?  Federal Law Enforcement: these weaponized, politicized "public servants" likely represent the greatest threat.  I've often written I suspect most FBI agents are honorable people.  Unfortunately, there's no way for Americans to determine which are and aren't, and misplaced trust can be fatal.  Which Feds are probably least likely to turn traitor?  Perhaps the Border Patrol.  Their level of disgust with the Mummified Meat Puppet Administration (MMPA) and all its Democrat/socialist/communist (D/s/c) functionaries is obvious.  However, all of them are chasing pensions, and all — little cogs in a vast bureaucratic machine — are used to going along to get along.  They know what happens to people who don't play along in thought, word and deed.  Some will turn to the dark side to keep their pensions.  Others because they want to be on what they think will be the winning side.  Some because they like having power over others, and they'll get pretty much life-and-death power.  Under the circumstances we're considering, some will comply because they don't want to be shot or have their families threatened.  Yes.  That will happen.

Former GOP Rep. Fortenberry's Conviction of Lying to Feds Reversed by Appeals Court After Defense Lawyers Argued FBI Set Him Up.  An appeals court wiped out a conviction of a former Congressman after defense lawyers argued the FBI "set up" the lawmaker.  Nebraska GOP Congressman Jeff Fortenberry last year resigned from Congress after being convicted of lying to the FBI.  "Due to the difficulties of my current circumstances, I can no longer serve you effectively," Fortenberry said in a statement.  Kevin McCarthy joined then-Speaker Pelosi and called for Fortenberry to step down last year.

The Right Way to De-Weaponize the FBI.  In the pre-woke FBI, it took more than simply labeling a U.S. citizen as a potential domestic terrorist to open an investigation.  Back then, the bureau was required first to show that an individual sought to engage in criminally violent or life-threatening acts to intimidate or coerce a civilian population or government.  Today's FBI, however, blissfully bypasses the most fundamental elements of the domestic terrorism violation when it comes to labeling large swaths of peaceful, law-abiding citizens (non-Catholics as well as Catholics) as potential terrorists.  According to the Judiciary Committee report, the FBI's targets are Americans who dare hold such disfavored political viewpoints as "pro-life, pro-family, and support the biological basis for sex and gender distinction."

Heavily redacted records show FBI's targeting of Catholics went beyond what it claimed: watchdog.  A conservative government watchdog has released almost 100 pages of FBI documents it says show the agency was not fully forthcoming about its actions surveilling and targeting Catholic churches.  "FBI Director Christopher Wray had told congressmen that the memo was 'a single product by a single field office,' but the records uncovered by Judicial Watch show that it was "Reviewed by:  OGC/CDC [Office of General Counsel/Chief Deputy Counsel],'" Judicial Watch posted in a press release Friday [12/15/2023].  Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a FOIA request related to an internal FBI memo leaked earlier this year, which revealed that the agency had efforts underway to identify and treat Catholics as "potential terrorists."  "The records also indicate coordination with officials from Portland and Milwaukee," the press release said.

FBI secretly taped James Biden as it probed attorney who paid $100K to his consulting firm: report.  President Biden's brother James was secretly recorded by the FBI during a bribery investigation into a Mississippi trial attorney who shelled out $100,000 to his consulting firm in the late 1990s, a report said on Sunday.  Richard Scruggs, the trial attorney, hired James and Sara Biden's DC consulting firm while seeking to gin up support for tobacco legislation being contemplated by Congress in 1998, the Washington Post reported.  Neither James, 74, nor his brother President Joe Biden, 81, were implicated in any major criminal wrongdoing in the case.  But the revelation comes amid an impeachment probe into alleged influence-peddling by the president's family members.  "I probably wouldn't have hired him if he wasn't the senator's brother," Scruggs told the Washington Post about why he forked over cash to James Biden's firm.

With Nothing More Important to Do, FBI Goes Mega-Woke, Mandates Use of LGBTQIA+ Instead of LGBT+.  Today, a leaked FBI memo brings us some earth-shattering news:  The FBI has now officially adopted "LGBTQIA+" instead of "LGBT+" in all of their official correspondence.  [Tweet]  Has the FBI nothing better to do?  Like, maybe, catching bad guys?  Apparently not; in between running interference for corrupt politicians, spying on congressional staffers, and arresting a journalist — one of my colleagues, to boot — on trumped-up J6 charges, they seem to have time for pandering to ultra-woke left-wing special interest groups.  In what way is this enhancing the FBI's mission?  In what way does this improve their ability to investigate crimes and arrest perpetrators?  I think we all know the answer to that — it doesn't.  The term "FBI" is reputed to stand for "Fidelity - Bravery - Integrity," and it's hard to see how adding more letters to a silly term reinforces any of those things.  Besides, they are replacing "LGBT+" with "LGBTQIA+" because, as their memo puts it, they want to be more "inclusive."

FBI Whistleblower Says U.S. Gov't Sees Americans as 'Primary Enemy'.  FBI whistleblower Steve Friend has a warning for Americans: our bloated bureaucracy sees We the People as its "primary enemy."  Friend is a former FBI agent, a fellow at the Center for Renewing America, and co-host of "American Radicals" podcast.  He speaks truths the government would prefer to keep hidden on many platforms, including on Twitter/X.  His internal knowledge of the FBI and government bureaucracy led him to make a chilling comparison on Dec. 3.  Hydra Host co-founder Aaron Ginn had noted, "The FBI went to great lengths to track down every grandma and grandpa associated with Jan 6th.  In the last two months, we have terrorist sympathizers waving the Palestinian flag and wearing a keffiyeh in our streets and they do nothing."

Forget Hamas, the Feds Still Think We're the Bad Guys.  To anyone paying attention to reality, Joe Biden and his rogue goon squad Justice Department would prefer that half the country be locked up.  It's easier to get an election to go their way if the voters who oppose them are legally indisposed.  They've been working feverishly to make sure that the Republican frontrunner is legally unavailable, after all.  In a time when our southern border is being besieged by various and sundry criminals and college campuses are overrun by protesters who support the most heinous terrorists in the world, it would be nice to think that the formerly trustworthy people at the Federal Bureau of Investigation were focused on some of them.  Alas, this is the Biden FBI, and it is singularly focused on any threats to Democratic election victories.

FBI tells Newsweek that Trump supporters are enemies of the state and must be secretly tracked, monitored, investigated.  According to an October 4 report in Newsweek, "the federal government believes that the threat of violence and major civil disturbance around the 2024 U.S. presidential election is so great that it has quietly created a new category of extremists that it seeks to track and counter:  Donald Trump's army of MAGA followers."  Notice the term "army."  There's a sinister purpose behind that word.  The government, in cooperation with its corporate partners at Newsweek, are trying to paint a picture of an organized military force ready to go to war with Trump as its leader.  As a member of the conservative movement in America, I can tell you that it is the most unorganized, disjointed and fragmented movement in the country.  It is not in any way monolithic and as such poses no threat to the government or anyone else.  But this is who our government has targeted for monitoring and tracking.  They're not worried about the Chinese men of military age pouring over the open border at a rate of 2,000 to 4,000 per month under Biden.  They're not worried about Iranian sleeper cells.  NO, they're worried about American citizens on the Trump team who want to see their candidate in the White House.

Trad Catholic Family Dragged Out of Home at Gunpoint, Locked in Van After FBI 'Goaded' Teen to Post Offensive Memes, Dad Says.  A traditional Catholic family was allegedly "dragged out of their home at gunpoint, handcuffed and locked in a van" earlier this year after the FBI "goaded" their 15-year-old son to post "offensive memes" online.  The teen, a volunteer firefighter and altar boy, was then hospitalized on mental health pretenses, according to his father, Jeremiah Rufini.  The FBI's aggressive "investigation" only resulted in a misdemeanor conviction against the boy for breach of peace, but financially devastated the family with substantial legal expenses.  The FBI targeted the boy as part of a sting operation catfishing traditionalist Catholic teenagers with "extreme political content," Rufini explained in the family's GiveSendGo crowdfunding site.

The FBI is really good at solving problems that it caused, and capturing villains that it created.

Wait, The FBI Had 40 Confidential Informants Tracking the Biden Family's Shady Deeds?  There's been a war, and Hamas terrorists and their supporters are coming out of the woodwork, so this story got buried.  If you're Joe Biden, you're probably happy about it. [...] The FBI reportedly has not one but 40 people feeding them information about the Biden family.  Is that normal?  Does that sound like things are kosher regarding their business dealings?  As you'd expect, the FBI was able to shut down some of the reporting on these leads by waving the magic wand and saying "foreign disinformation". [...] It also goes beyond Biden's scandals.  The bureau dropped a legit slam-dunk child pornography case to persecute January 6 suspects.  That is how Biden is going to get away with it:  the FBI runs interference long enough so that when every allegation is proven true through corroborating evidence provided by these informants, Joe is long out of office and quite possibly dead.  Or he'll get away with it because that's what happens when you're a member of the Democratic Party.

More Fake Fed Nazis Show Up in Wisconsin.  The platoon of more than a dozen Fed Nazis were on the verge, really, of overtaking the Wisconsin capitol and establishing an Aryan Caliphate right in the heart of the Midwest.  But let's note some inconsistencies.  By the looks of it, at least one-fourth of this fearsome fighting force qualifies as morbidly obese.  But, if we know anything about Nazis, it's that they're obsessed with fitness. [...] What's awesome is that, if you examine the videos, you'll notice the people of Madison simply walking by about their business, casually observing the Nazi parade, as if a handful of feds with Swastika flags doing pageantry through town is so commonplace now as to not even warrant a stop and look-see.  [Video clip]

FBI is Purging Christians, Conservatives, And Covid Skeptics, New Whistleblowers Allege.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revoked whistleblowers' security clearances due to legitimate security concerns, reported the New York Times and the Washington Post last spring.  The FBI agents who testified about FBI abuse of power before the House Judiciary Committee in May, the New York Times claimed, "do not meet the definition of whistleblowers."  The FBI penalized those agents, agreed Democrats, for valid reasons, including their support for January 6 rioters, and they used the House hearing to pursue a politically motivated "vendetta against the FBI."  They "are not, in fact whistleblowers," Democrats said.  But now yet more FBI employees have come forward to make protected whistleblower disclosures to the House Judiciary Committee.  The new disclosures, which Public obtained copies of, suggest that the FBI's Security Division has knowingly retaliated against at least one whistleblower and is improperly using security clearance investigations to single out others.  The FBI denies any wrongdoing.

FBI Investigation Of Alleged Child Predator Was 'Halted' To Hunt Down January 6 Rioters, Court Docs Show.  An FBI investigation into an alleged child predator that was halted after the Capitol riots of Jan. 6, 2021, languished for almost three years before the man was finally apprehended in October 2023, according to court documents.  Brogan Welsh, 31, allegedly communicated with an undercover FBI agent in December 2020 about having sexual relations with a 9-year-old boy, but the investigation stopped after the Capitol riots, according to the criminal complaint.  The Anchorage FBI later caught Welsh allegedly living with a 10-year-old boy in Alaska in October 2023, through a different investigation, and arrested Welsh on suspicion of distribution of child pornography.  [Tweet]  "On January 6, 2021, FBI, Washington Field Office [WFO], this investigation was halted due to events that occurred at the United States Capitol Building that day," the documents state.  The FBI in 2020 posed as the father of a 9-year-old boy and communicated with an online user going by "gayboy69freak" for several weeks, according to the documents.  The user "expressed interest in traveling to Washington, DC to engage in sexual contact with the purported 9-year-old."

Piercing the halo of the FBI special agent.  When the FBI excessively sent 25 uniformed agents armed with guns and shields to surround the house of pro-life activist Mark Houck and his family (after the Philadelphia Police Dept. did not file charges against him, the Philadelphia D.A. declined to prosecute him, and he had offered to turn himself in), did you expect a special agent tasked to be part of this operation to refuse to participate and get fired over it?  (Note:  Houck was eventually acquitted of all charges.)  Same question with the pre-dawn amphibious assault on 66-year-old Roger Stone's house, which aside from the frogmen included 17 vehicles, two of them armored and on his front yard, and CNN cameramen who just happened to be strolling around his residence in the darkness.  Same question with the raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence.

How Many Perverts Did the FBI Ignore While Chasing Trump Supporters?  The Federal Bureau of Investigation, by its own admission, neglected at least one critical investigation into horrific child sexual exploitation, while diverting agency resources toward investigating those thought to be involved in the Jan. 6, 2021, events at the U.S. Capitol.  An example of FBI misdirecting its resources is the disturbing case of an Alaska man, Brogan T. Welsh, who allegedly distributed child pornography and expressed disgusting fantasies online about anally raping male children.  The FBI had Welsh in its sights and was set to bring charges against him.  Even one week before Jan. 6, 2021, the man they believe is Welsh was trying to get a sex date with a prepubescent boy online.  But the FBI but dropped the case on Jan. 6, 2021, according to the FBI's Statement of Facts to the court.  It had more important things to investigate — Trump supporters.  How many other cases of equal or greater severity have been dropped by the FBI in favor of targeting politically active Americans?

Another SWAT raid screw-up?  On November 8, the FBI launched a SWAT raid at the home of Gregory Yetman, a January 6 suspect.  Around 7 a.m., Yetman left his home to go to work.  He found himself surrounded by armed FBI agents.  His brother Todd Yetman claimed, "Greg walked out, froze in the face of guns drawn, and ran."  According to journalist Julie Kelly about 30 armed agents were involved in the raid, yet Yetman was able to escape.  During the Roger Stone raid, two amphibious watercraft were covering the canal in the rear of Stone's house in case the 67 year-old tried to make a swim for it.  During this raid, however, there were no efforts to close escape routes.  Is it possible that Yetman was allowed to escape?  Journalist Julie Kelly claims this is all about optics and juicing DOJ's "domestic terror" data.  Yetman's arrest would have been a non-event for the national media if he had simply surrendered.  His escape resulted in a "massive manhunt."  The FBI and local law enforcement used helicopters, drones, and search dogs to try to track him down.  A $10,000 dollar reward was offered for information leading to his arrest.  Local residents were advised to "shelter in place."  In short, this was great theater, designed to be covered by he national media for however long it took to arrest him.

The Editor says...
If he was "surrounded by armed FBI agents," how did he elude all of them?  That alone is a big red flag.

If You Oppose Tyranny, You're on the FBI's AGAAVE List.  As if locking up J6 protesters for their political beliefs and repeatedly arresting President Trump for opposing the Deep State had not been big enough clues, America's KGB goon squad revealed last month that it has a whole new domestic terrorism category specifically created to target MAGA voters:  Anti-Government, Anti-Authority, Violent Extremists.  (Fist bump to any reader who sees "AGAAVE" and immediately thinks that it must be Tequila Tuesday somewhere.)  It's always disconcerting to find more proof that the FBI is every bit the dangerous, psychopathic, anti-American organization that it appears.  Whenever I refer to it as the "Fascist Bureau of Intimidation," a little voice in my head asks, "Is that entirely fair?"  Then I see how it's AGAAVE'd half the population onto a terrorist watchlist, and I realize that I'm not being critical enough.  This agency is Soviet Russia's Cheka secret police through and through.  It just goes to show what a commie-curious, shock troop — loving, Big Brother monstrosity the United States Leviathan has become when its "premier" law enforcement agency thinks people opposed to authoritarianism are the real problem.

Maybe the FBI should be viewed properly as partisan swamp creatures.  It has been clear for a long time that the FBI has become a rogue agency that is willing to target political enemies while protecting many Democrats no matter how many crimes they commit.  They also consistently cover up for the crimes of FBI bureaucrats themselves, along with bureaucrats from other federal agencies.  They treat criminals in the government softly while targeting private citizens and political opponents.  In 2016, many employees of the FBI were targeting Trump for defeat, while supporting Hillary Clinton.  Some committed perjury by lying to the FISA court in order to illegally spy on people surrounding President Trump.  No one went to jail for this perjury and illegal spying.  Instead of cooperating with an investigation into the illegal spying, the FBI resorted to more illegal spying on Congress itself.  The FBI also illegally spied on a U.S. Senator, state lawmaker, and a state judge.  As far as I can tell no one went to jail for this illegal activity.

How much did the DoJ spend to arrest J6 protestor Gregory Yetman?  Is this an agency that has too much money and not enough to do?  Not with an open border, zero knowledge of who's gotten in, and FBI Director Christopher Wray warning that he expects a terrorist attack based on the current scenario.  There are child-smuggling sex rings and child-smuggling labor rings to probe.  There is organized crime infesting the cities with mass shoplifting incidents that are out of control.  The Chicoms have yet to have most of their illegal police stations shut down, and Chinese and other foreign spies are being caught left and right, suggesting there's a lot of this stuff going on, what with nobody having to pass a background check anymore before getting into the military and the rest of the government.  There is antifa and its violent activities. [...] The bureau can't be investigating any of that?  Why are they constantly caught spending money on useless and even legally questionable cases — from the investigation of parents for protesting at school board meetings to the investigation of Latin Mass enthusiasts, both on terrorism charges, and now this obvious abuse of power against [Gregory] Yetman for political purposes [...]

GSA defends and Md. leaders celebrate Greenbelt FBI HQ choice.  When word got out that federal officials had chosen Greenbelt, Maryland, to be the new home of the FBI's headquarters, criticism came fast and furious from both leaders in Virginia and leaders in the FBI.  While government officials in Maryland are celebrating the decision to locate FBI's new headquarters in Prince George's County, the General Services Administration is also defending its decision with newly-released documents showing agency leaders had been going back and forth about those same criticisms with FBI leaders for several weeks.

The Editor says...
Before sinking a bunch of money into the FBI, let's consider disbanding and abolishing it first.  Think of the money we'll save.  Also think twice before building a new headquarters for the Department of Energy, the EPA, NASA, the Department of Education, the Department of Labor, or the Department of Agriculture.  There are numerous government agencies and departments that nobody would miss if they were to disappear.

Family FBI Raided For Dad's Pro-Life Advocacy Seeks $4.3 Million From 'Corrupt' DOJ.  A Pennsylvania family the FBI raided last September over the father's pro-life advocacy filed two claims today for a total of $4.35 million in damages due to the FBI's unconstitutional, "malicious," and "corrupt" use of "excessive force."  Mark Houck and Ryan-Marie Houck say in their legal filings obtained by The Federalist that their seven children continue to suffer as a result of the FBI raiding — with battering rams, ballistic shields, armor, and long rifles — the home of a nonviolent pro-lifer who didn't own any guns and whose seven children were just waking for breakfast.  The Houcks "have lost three babies from miscarriages due to the stress of the FBI's conduct and resulting prosecution" and subsequently been diagnosed with infertility, Ryan-Marie Houck's filing says.  She says she still cries for hours and the family's high anxiety provoked by the raid has caused them to install security cameras and rarely leave home.

These 70 Republicans Just Rewarded The FBI With New Headquarters Worth $375 Million.  On the day that the DOJ announced arrests related to a brothel that focused on political clients, these 70 Republicans voted to give the FBI brand new headquarters.  Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz moved to defund plans for the new office building with an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act for 2024.  House Democrats were unanimous in opposing the Gaetz proposal and were joined by 70 Republicans.  Gaetz's proposal failed 273 to 145 in a Wednesday vote, the same day the Justice Department unveiled three arrests over a "sophisticated high-end brothel" ring operating in Virginia and Massachusetts.  Despite decades of misconduct revealing an agency politicized beyond repair on behalf of Democrats dispatched to prosecute political opponents, House Republicans have given the FBI a multi-million-dollar new complex to interfere in foreseeable elections.

FBI director, Virginia officials call for reversal of decision to relocate FBI headquarters in Maryland.  Virginia officials and the head of the FBI called on Thursday for the reversal of a decision to relocate the headquarters of America's top law enforcement agency to suburban Maryland.  They allege that the federal agency tasked with overseeing the relocation, the General Services Administration, which oversees federal real estate, failed to address what they said were conflicts of interest in the selection process.  In an internal message to FBI employees on Thursday that was obtained by POLITICO, FBI Director Christopher Wray blasted the decision to move the agency to Greenbelt, Md., saying that a three-person panel made up of two GSA officials and one FBI official unanimously recommended a site in Virginia for the new headquarters.  But instead, a political appointee at the GSA chose the Greenbelt site, against the panel's recommendation.

FBI's Choice for New Headquarters Raises Questions.  The decision by the Biden administration to move the FBI national headquarters from central Washington D.C. to Greenbelt, Maryland has raised questions about the selection process, "political pressure" and planning hurdles.  The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which manages federal buildings, announced that it had chosen the site — a suburb of the capital some 13 miles from the city center — on Wednesday, prompting praise from Maryland lawmakers and disapproval from Virginia legislators, both of whom had competed over a number of years for the lucrative contract.

The Editor says...
If the FBI headquarters had moved to Texas while George W. Bush was president, would there be any doubt about the reason?  Obviously Joe Biden, who is a Maryland resident, has a lot of political connections in Maryland, and has already demonstrated his willingness to perform political favors for a price.

Whistleblowers accuse senior FBI officials of retaliating against agents for their political beliefs.  At least three FBI whistleblowers told lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that high-level senior officials at the bureau are revoking security clearances of personnel based on religious or politically conservative beliefs.  According to the disclosure, shared with The Washington Times, one of the whistleblowers reported that FBI executives targeted current employees associated with former FBI employees who were interviewed for the movie "Police State," which includes former FBI agents Kyle Seraphin and Steven Friend.  The movie, a documentary co-created by conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza and produced by talk radio host Dan Bongino, claims Democratic Party leaders, working with top officials in the FBI, CIA and Justice Department, have censored and, in some cases, imprisoned their political opponents.

FBI recruits for new hires at Charlotte Pride event.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) set up a recruitment table at an LGBTQ Pride event in South Carolina, prompting backlash across social media with people accusing the federal law enforcement agency of political bias.  The FBI announced on X that its Charlotte branch attended a recent Pride event in an effort to recruit attendees to the Bureau and to discuss the agency's commitment to protecting civil rights.  "Recently, @FBICharlotte participated in a Pride event where the FBI spoke to attendees about career opportunities and the work the Bureau does to protect civil rights," the Bureau said on X.

The Editor says...
They're hiring left-wing political activists.  They're not looking for the next Joe Friday.

FBI sets up recruiting tent at gay pride event.  We called it — it was only a matter of time until "Pride" events routinely cropped up all throughout the year instead of remaining within the confines of June.  And, as the FBI has apparently discovered, the unthinking degenerates who patronize such events provide the "law enforcement" agency with the perfect audience to run a public relations campaign (after an especially despicable few years), and a crop of recruitable future agents.

FBI Spotted Recruiting at Pride Event in North Carolina.  The FBI received major backlash on social media after they set up a recruitment tent at a LGBTQ Pride event in North Carolina recently.  In a post on X, the FBI's Charlotte branch posted a photo of FBI agents with pride flags hanging on a recruitment tent in an effort to recruit attendees of the pride event.  In the post, the FBI wrote "Recently, FBI Charlotte participated in a Pride event where the FBI spoke to attendees about career opportunities and the work the Bureau does to protect civil rights."

Criticism Has Consequences — FBI Raids Home of NYC Mayor Eric Adams' Chief Fundraiser.  Having just written a rather critical outline showcasing examples of the weaponized FBI for political intents, this latest story fits right in.  You might remember last year, when Texas Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar was highly and publicly critical of the Biden border crisis and the immigration policy of the administration, within 2 weeks the FBI raided his home.  Fast forward to today, and for the past several weeks, New York City Democrat Mayor Eric Adams has been highly and publicly critical of the Biden border crisis and the influx of illegal aliens into New York City.  Suddenly, the FBI raids the home of his top aide.

Anatomy of a Biden family 'cover-up' executed by our own FBI and DOJ.  Closed-door testimony by former Pittsburgh US Attorney Scott Brady to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week is a chilling case study of how credible corruption allegations against President Biden and his family were covered up by the FBI and DOJ — before and after the 2020 election.  Brady's testimony fits a pattern revealed by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) last week, in which over 40 confidential human sources gave information to the FBI, over several years, about potential criminal activity involving the president, his brother James and son Hunter.  In a blistering letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday, Grassley alleged ongoing efforts "among certain Justice Department and FBI officials to improperly delay and stop full and complete investigative activity into the Biden family."  Few people know that better than Brady.

The Rise of Jacobin Justice.  In this last decade, Jacobin justice has been unleashed on everyone from school board protesters to local police to a former president of the United States.  Much of it flows directly from the DOJ, but state and local prosecutors have been keen to launch witch hunts of their own.  In doing so, they have corrupted evidence, rigged juries, allowed fear to dictate outcomes, and abandoned all traditional notions of equality before the law.

7 Takeaways From Grassley's Latest Findings on FBI Corruption in Biden Probe.  Long before the House opened an impeachment inquiry targeting President Joe Biden, the FBI had been investigating potential influence peddling by the president and his family in China, Ukraine, and elsewhere, according to information released by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.  In the newest wrinkle of an unfolding legal drama for the president's family, Grassley, co-founder of the Senate Whistleblower Caucus, revealed that for more than a decade, about 40 confidential informants have talked to the FBI about the Bidens.  Grassley signed a letter Tuesday seeking answers on these allegations from Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray.  In it, Grassley wrote that whistleblowers in the Justice Department, which is run by Garland and includes Wray's FBI, have told his Senate office that officials tampered with key information streams and stymied the probe into the Bidens.

FBI And Its Foreign Influence Task Force Purged Sources Who Were Onto Biden Corruption.  The FBI's Foreign Influence Task Force used a sham assessment opened by FBI headquarters to cull reporting from confidential human sources (CHS) throughout the country related to the Biden family and then falsely brand the intelligence as "foreign disinformation," Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, revealed Wednesday.  Wednesday's explosive news suggests the DOJ and FBI's Biden-family protection program encompassed many more players than previously known.  But it is the involvement of the Foreign Influence Task Force that demands an immediate response by the House, namely the launching of an impeachment inquiry of FBI Director Christopher Wray, under whose watch this task force abused its power — and interfered in a presidential election.  Late Wednesday afternoon, Grassley released a seven-page letter that, while addressed to Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, spoke to the American public, telling them of evidence of "significant political bias infecting the decision-making of not only the Attorney General and FBI Director, but also line agents and prosecutors."  Grassley's letter summarized the evidence he has gathered over the last two years, with the assistance of Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and multiple whistleblowers.

Close the Border.  The American people, at least the reader, has to start getting tough.  Those in the government are not your enemies, because they don't even give you the respect of being a human being. [...] If it affects the American citizen, they refuse to do anything to make it better.  What are they doing then?  They are passing aid packages to Ukraine, Israel, Iran and the Palestinians.  They are passing aid packages that go to NGOs that organize the caravans flooding the borders.  The FBI is designating patriots as "domestic terrorists" so they can come after them with brutal force.  It's not enough that you've paid for your own destruction, it isn't happening fast enough and they want to speed it up.  In order to show how dangerous white men are, they're labeling every criminal of color as "white" to pump up the statistics of "white" crime and justify their assault on the American patriots.  At the same time, they are totally ignoring all of the legitimate terrorist threats.

Donald Trump Followers Targeted by FBI as 2024 Election Nears.  The federal government believes that the threat of violence and major civil disturbances around the 2024 U.S. presidential election is so great that it has quietly created a new category of extremists that it seeks to track and counter:  Donald Trump's army of MAGA followers.  The challenge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the primary federal agency charged with law enforcement, is to pursue and prevent what it calls domestic terrorism without direct reference to political parties or affiliations — even though the vast majority of its current "anti-government" investigations are of Trump supporters, according to classified data obtained by Newsweek.  "The FBI is in an almost impossible position," says a current FBI official, who requested anonymity to discuss highly sensitive internal matters.  The official said that the FBI is intent on stopping domestic terrorism and any repeat of the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.  But the Bureau must also preserve the Constitutional right of all Americans to campaign, speak freely and protest the government.

An Old Man Looks at America.  [Scroll down]  Were the CIA, FBI, and Justice Dept. always this corrupt?  Perhaps.  (I'm a born cynic.)  But at least, in the past, they tried to cover up their shenanigans by publicly apologizing, instituting reforms, and promising to do better.  You could sleep at night and possibly dream that those agencies were on your side.  Now, woe to him who offends the Deep State!  Trump-supporters, the pro-lifers, Latin Mass-loving Catholics, those who question either the '20 election (see bad joke, voting) or the historically awful government response to COVID-19 — all are domestic terrorists spreading misinformation, committing stochastic violence, and the #1 threat to America, according to the FBI and the odious Merrick Garland, our height- and ethics-challenged attorney general.  Worst of all, the above-named agencies don't even attempt to hide their treachery.  They laugh in your face as they continue trying to destroy Donald Trump for nigh unto nine years now.  They'll break down your door and jail you for trying to protect an unborn baby.  They'll gladly sue or audit you to death if you have the wrong political views.  Don't take my word for it; ask Mike Lindell.

Yes, intelligence agencies work against their own governments.  The history of the FBI and CIA meddling in domestic politics is long and not especially heartwarming.  Despite being lionized by the media, "Deep Throat" was nothing more than a disaffected FBI bureaucrat named Mark Felt who despised Nixon because he didn't get the promotion to FBI director he wanted.  He started leaking right after he was passed over for the directorship after J. Edgar Hoover died.  Hoover himself was a vile political player, and his passing led to major reforms at the FBI.  Most people don't know this, but Felt himself was convicted of violating the civil rights of political opponents he suspected to be in the Weather Underground.  He ordered agents to break into people's houses looking for evidence of wrongdoing.  He was pardoned for his crimes while appealing his case.  He was a real Hoover acolyte. [...] The intelligence and law enforcement agencies are independent actors as often as they are servants of the state and its leaders.  The reforms after the Church committee didn't stick.

New witnesses in the FBI Civil War gold heist emerge.  We've been covering this story since it first rose to national attention almost three years ago, but more details continue to emerge.  We're talking about the treasure-hunting duo Dennis and Kem Parada of Finders Keepers, who believed they tracked down the location of a huge shipment of gold that was "lost" during the Civil War in rural Dents Run, Pennsylvania.  Unable to get permission to dig for the treasure, they enlisted the help of the government.  That's when the FBI showed up with earth-moving equipment and conducted their own secretive dig, later claiming that they found nothing.  The treasure hunters didn't believe them and took them to court in a case that is still unfolding.  But now, two new witnesses have come forward and they say they're not buying what the FBI is claiming either.

10 Ways Democrats Are Already Rigging the 2024 Election.  Another facet of so-called "law enforcement" agencies' election interference is their blatant targeting of conservatives.  Within the past few years, the FBI has been caught directing its fire at parents attending school board meetings, Catholics who attend Latin Mass, and innocent pro-lifers, to name a few.  Given these actions, it wasn't shocking when Newsweek reported on Wednesday that the agency is gearing up to single out supporters of former President Donald Trump as "domestic terrorists" ahead of the 2024 contest.  As The Federalist's Jordan Boyd reported, "Testimony from more than a 'dozen current or former government officials who specialize in terrorism' to Newsweek confirmed that this increase in targeting was born out of the FBI's decision to lump Trump supporters into its expanded definition of 'domestic extremism.'"

FBI Quietly Created New Category of Extremism Ahead of 2024 Election to Include Trump-MAGA Supporters.  The FBI is beyond repair.  As the 2024 election season heats up the FBI has created a new terrorism category to include Trump supporters.  This is taking place at the same time the Biden regime is targeting President Trump with over 91 indictments on bogus criminal acts in several states.  And it occurs as the demented President screams about MAGA during his public speeches. [...] FBI whistleblower Steve Friend weighed in on the latest admission by the Deep State.  Steve Friend calls for the indictment and arrest of every single FBI and DOJ executive who took part in this scam and to abolish the FBI!  "Glad to see Newsweek reporting that everything I blew the whistle about is accurate.  The FBI used January 6th to manipulate and artificially boost its domestic terrorism stats."

FBI secretly monitoring MAGA ahead of 2024 election, says Trump supporters could start a civil war.  In another disturbing report regarding the FBI, we are learning that they have begun secretly monitoring the MAGA movement for domestic terrorism, worried that Trump supporters could start a civil war. [...] I don't mind the FBI monitoring actual domestic terrorist organizations and those who commit violence across the country, like Antifa.  But they probably don't monitor Antifa.  Instead they train their sights on the political mass of Trump supporters.  Remember earlier this year when we found out they were targeting traditional Catholics?  How about they just worry about the actual domestic terrorism groups, like Antifa, and stop targeting Americans who passionately participate in politics.

FBI secretly targeting Trump supporters ahead of 2024 election, labels MAGA followers as 'domestic violent extremists': Report.  [Scroll down]  In October 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation created a new subcategory of domestic terrorists labeled AGAAVE — which stands for anti-government, anti-authority violent extremism.  The new subcategory is a threat group that is not anarchists, a militia, or sovereign citizen groups.  The new classification is officially defined as "domestic violent extremists who cite anti-government or anti-authority motivations for violence or criminal activity not otherwise defined, such as individuals motivated by a desire to commit violence against those with a real or perceived association with a specific political party or faction of a specific political party."  The outlet reported, "Government insiders acknowledged to Newsweek that although they are not named specifically, the AGAAVE-Other title applies to political violence associated with Trump supporters."  "It was a subtle change, little noticed, but a gigantic departure for the Bureau," according to Newsweek.  "Trump and his army of supporters were acknowledged as a distinct category of domestic violent extremists, even as the FBI was saying publicly that political views were never part of its criteria to investigate or prevent domestic terrorism.  Where the FBI sees threats is also plain from the way it categorizes them — a system which on the surface is designed to appear nonpartisan.  This shifted subtly days after the events of January 6 when it comes to what the Bureau calls AGAAVE."

FBI Agent Accused Of Lying About Censoring Hunter Biden Laptop Dodges Testimony Before Jim Jordan, Source Confirms.  FBI agent Elvis Chan, who appeared to lie under oath about his role in censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story, failed to show up Thursday to his scheduled testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, a source familiar confirmed to the Daily Caller.  The Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Chan on Sept. 21 to appear for an interview Thursday after he previously failed to attend a scheduled interview, the Daily Caller previously reported.  Chan was nowhere to be found at the time the interview was scheduled, a source familiar told the Daily Caller.  "Everything is on the table for Mr. Chan, including contempt," Russell Dye, a spokesperson for the House Judiciary Committee told the Caller.

Biden's FBI has classified MAGA as terrorists.  A shocking new Newsweek investigative report reveals that the FBI has classified Trump and his supporters as domestic terrorists.  They couch their classification in "nonpartisan" terms, but even they — anonymously, of course — admit that their investigative efforts are directed at the MAGA movement.  The predicate for this is, of course, January 6th's riot at the Capitol.  Even classifying that event as terrorism is ridiculous on its face, as are the sentences aimed at people who for the most part were nothing but trespassers.  I hold no fondness for the riot, which I think was shameful, but practically speaking nothing the rioters did could possibly be negatively compared to what the 2020 George Floyd rioters did.  Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y committed the same crime that many of the January 6th rioters were convicted and sentenced for.  I think we can expect that he will not be deemed a terrorist.

FBI Probes Amy Coney Barrett's Faith Group.  The FBI is reportedly probing a Christian faith group that counts Catholic Supreme Court justice Amy Coney Barrett as a member, months after Republicans accused the agency of targeting Catholics.  The agency has interviewed several people who claim they were abused by members of the group, People of Praise, sources told the Guardian.  Barrett, who was elevated to the Supreme Court by former president Donald Trump, has been a member of the South Bend, Indiana-based group for decades.  It is not clear whether the agency has launched a full investigation or is just conducting interviews.

The FBI Targets Trump Followers as the 2024 Election Nears.  The federal government believes that the threat of violence and major civil disturbances around the 2024 U.S. presidential election is so great that it has quietly created a new category of extremists that it seeks to track and counter:  Donald Trump's army of MAGA followers.  The challenge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the primary federal agency charged with law enforcement, is to pursue and prevent what it calls domestic terrorism without direct reference to political parties or affiliations — even though the vast majority of its current "anti-government" investigations are of Trump supporters, according to classified data obtained by Newsweek.

The FBI was behind a key document used to convict 'Proud Boys' in Jan 6. case.  The events of January 6 continue to be framed as a "violent insurrection" which struck at the heart of American democracy.  Yet a court case which secured four convictions of "seditious conspiracy" relied on documents authored by the government itself.  This was the revelation of a motion in court reported by the Gateway Pundit on October 2.  "It is clear from this complete body of evidence that has been completely ignored by the mainstream media, pins the January 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol directly on the FBI and its operatives," Gateway reported.

FBI Hides Evidence of Nationwide Voter Registration Fraud.  You may or may not have heard of the nationwide voter registration fraud scheme.  And you won't hear much about it now in the media.  It involves tens of thousands of fake voters.  The FBI is hiding the information using the usual excuse that it's an ongoing investigation.  Just the News confirmed the FBI will not release the information.  The probe began in Michigan and has the potential to be very widespread.  The FBI took over a 2020 probe into voter registration fraud.  John Solomon's Just the News confirmed, "According to the dozens of pages of police reports from the Muskegon Police Department and Michigan State Police, a firm called GBI Strategies was under scrutiny as an organization central to alleged voter registration fraud in the 2020 presidential election.  The matter was initially investigated by city and state authorities before the FBI took over."

FBI sued after allegedly losing hundreds of thousands in rare coins during raid.  Two Americans are alleging the FBI lost or stole their property after seizing it through a "shady" process.  "All we know is that their property was in a box and safe before the FBI broke into the box," Joe Gay, an attorney with the nonprofit law firm Institute for Justice, told Fox News.  "Once the FBI broke into the box, we honestly don't know exactly what happened."  "We don't know if they lost it.  We don't know if somebody pocketed it and walked away," he continued.  "We have no way to know."  The Institute for Justice filed two lawsuits Friday on behalf of clients who had property seized from their safety deposit boxes in a March 2021 FBI raid on U.S. Private Vaults, a Beverly Hills-based company.  After prevailing in court, and the FBI agreeing to return their property, both Don Mellein and Jeni Pearsons discovered some of their property was missing and suspect the FBI's haphazard raid or sticky fingers are to blame.

FBI Accused of Stealing or Losing Seized Property, Including Cash and Gold Coins Worth Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars.  Civil asset forfeiture.  It's one of the few topics that bring together both sides.  Two Americans have accused the FBI of stealing or losing their property, including gold coins worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.  No one even knows exactly what happened.

FBI Sued for What Elderly Man Says Happened to His Coin Collection:  Report.  A Beverly Hills man has sued the FBI to get his property back after the agency allegedly took hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gold coins he had stored in a safety deposit box, items he was told they would never return even though he was never charged with any crimes.  The man's attorney told Fox News that the FBI had raided a California-based safety storage company on suspicion of laundering money for drug dealers, but while in the pursuit of those charges, the bureau also raided the company's suite of safety deposit boxes, broke into all of them, and confiscated every customer's property whether they ended up connected to any drug dealers or not.  Worse, these folks were told that the "law enforcement" agency had no intentions of ever giving back their valuables and cited "civil asset forfeiture" rules as their excuse to keep $86 million in cash and other valuables.

Another take on the FBI's 'parents are domestic terrorists' playbook.  We hear every day about the "weaponization" of the DOJ and FBI, and it feels as though there is weaponization.  But I am forced to ask: how can the federal intelligence and criminal divisions target everyday patriotic Americans?  Don't they need a reason to get involved in potential local criminal matters?  I think I am understanding better after really thinking through A.G. Garland's response to questions about the parents at school board meets and Catholics being domestic terrorists.  Most rational people thought labeling them domestic terrorists was ridiculous.  But, in questioning by Senate and House Republicans, the standard response was that the FBI and DOJ were investigating violence and threats of violence.  The inference is that threats of violence are coming from domestic terrorists.

It Appears Former FBI DC Supervisor D'Antuono Was Lying to House Investigators About the Number of FBI Operatives Embedded in Crowds on January 6.  As reported earlier on Tuesday, The House Judiciary Republicans sent a letter Tuesday that includes transcribed testimony from former Assistant Director-in-Charge of the Washington Field Office (WFO) Steven D'Antuono.  D'Antuono testified that the FBI had numerous confidential human sources (CHS) in the Trump crowd on January 6.  In fact, they had so many FBI operatives in the crowd they had no idea how many were actually there that day!  D'Antuono had quite a record of failures and lies during his time at the FBI.

A sudden amnesia epidemic at the FBI.  We learned this week that as part of the ongoing House investigation into Hunter Biden (and his family), FBI Special Agent Thomas Sobocinski was called in to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on September 7th.  But according to a transcript reviewed by the New York Post, things got off to a rocky start.  Agent Sobocinski either could not or would not answer multiple questions regarding the investigation.  It's as if he was having a sudden lapse of memory, much like Hunter's father.  But in reality, Sobocinski had been briefed ahead of his testimony and told what things he could or could not say to the committee, with numerous restrictions being put in place based on "constraints around the ongoing investigation."  Isn't that convenient?

The FBI Took Her Life Savings But Won't Say What She Did Wrong.  The FBI seized Linda Martin's $40,200.  It didn't charge her with a crime, and the notice the FBI sent her did not say why it was trying to keep her money forever.  Yet Linda's savings have been in the government's hands for nearly two years.  What started as a simple decision to save for a home has now become a nationwide class action lawsuit.  Linda Martin lives in the expensive Los Angeles real-estate market.  When Linda began to save for a down payment, she wanted to rent a safe deposit box because, in Linda's own words, she is "a shopper."  Linda knew that if she could use her ATM card to spend that money, there would be a chance she would use it on something she wanted but didn't really need.  So she decided to put the cash in cold storage.

Accuser Admits He and Seven Bush Allied Cohorts Secretly Went to FBI to Report Ken Paxton Without any Evidence of Wrongdoing.  People are discovering why I have said for several years that Texas is a Red State citizenry led by a majority of Blue cloaked politicians.  The establishment republicans are thick in Texas, led by the Bush tribe and Karl Rove.  The exact same group that supports the con that is Ron DeSantis.  The third day of the Senate impeachment trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton continues today with the group of deputy attorneys in his office (the Bush Clan) admitting they went running to the FBI for investigative support against Paxton, despite having no evidence of wrongdoing.  [Video clip]  Notice how all of the AG office witnesses look exactly like George P Bush?  They are clones.  Paxton's crime was easily defeating George P Bush, which triggered all of the corrupt GOPe appointees, bureaucrats and politicians.

Ken Paxton Accuser and his Bushie Cohorts Went to FBI to Report on Paxton Without ANY Evidence of Wrongdoing.  The Bushies and Karl Rove want Paxton gone.  So they made up some accusations against him in an attempt to impeach him.  Attorney General Ken Paxton is the one man who has stood up against the Democrat-Marxist onslaught in the great state of Texas.  Democrats and Secret Sleeper Republicans hate him for this. [...] The impeachment comes after Paxton called on Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan to resign and accused him of being drunk in the Capitol — which he was.  The RINOs in Texas like in every state are in war with Democrats against their MAGA base.  Paxton's impeachment is a prime example of this.  The RINOs do not care if Democrats steal the elections or destroy the state.  They just want Paxton gone.

FBI Admits It Has Lots Of Documents About Targeting Christians.  If ever you thought that the Biden Department of Justice, the FBI, and the Deep State that we knew had been used to punish groups since the days of the Obama administration, had been weaponized to target Christians, here is hard proof.  I mean, we already HAD proof in the horrendous case of Mark Houck, who was arrested by the FBI (after a SWAT raid at his home that traumatized his family) for alleged violations of the FACE (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) Act.  Houck was acquitted in federal court, which left a whole lot of egg on the face of the DOJ.  But it has become increasingly clear that the DOJ has a target on pro-life activists and parent groups that support traditional values — and as a result, it has turned its Eye of Sauron onto those they call "radical traditionalist" Christians.  The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) submitted a FOIA request to the FBI, and then sued when the FBI failed to comply.  Well, the FBI did finally submit a response, which chief counsel Jay Sekulow (whom you may remember as one of Donald Trump's lawyers from his first impeachment) is now highlighting on Twitter/X.  [Tweet]

FBI Lies About 'Highly Credible' Source Claims Were Leaked To NYT And Spoonfed To Weiss.  Emails obtained by the Heritage Foundation following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, and shared exclusively with The Federalist, reveal that lies leaked to The New York Times about the origins of damning evidence implicating Hunter and Joe Biden in a bribery scandal were fed to Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss.  As I previously detailed, The New York Times reported those lies in its Dec. 11, 2020, article, "Material from Giuliani Spurred a Separate Justice Depart.  Pursuit of Hunter Biden" — just a week after Americans first learned of the investigation of the now-president's son.  The Times' reporting was "replete with falsehoods and deceptive narratives," but "Americans just didn't know it at the time."

Jim Hoft:  FBI Created 3,200 J6 "Playing Cards" to Identify, Surveil and Punish Americans who Attended Jan. 6 Protests.  Earlier today The Gateway Pundit released our interview with January 6 defendant Eric Clark who is being persecuted today by his government for walking inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.  Eric Clark, who has had access to the original 14,000 hours of government footage from January 6, told us about the clandestine system the government is using to identify the Americans who innocently walked into the US Capitol on January 6th — Government playing cards!  According to Eric, the FBI has created approximately 3,200 "playing cards" to identify and target the enemies of the regime — Trump supporters.  Since that day in January 2021, the Biden regime has rounded up hundreds of Trump supporters, destroyed their lives, hit them with made-up crimes, bankrupted them, humiliated them, and destroyed their families like you would an enemy force at war.  In fact, the US would treat captured enemies better than they do American citizens and Trump supporters today.

31 Years After Ruby Ridge, the FBI Is Still Killing Americans with Impunity.  As Republicans and Democrats waste time and political capital focusing on how the FBI treats Donald Trump or Hunter Biden, four men in the last three weeks have been shot to death by the FBI, three of them in questionable pre-dawn raids.  Two of the men were white and right-wing, one was an Arab, and another was a black suspected for a string of robberies.  In a typical FBI related raid leading up to a shooting, federal agents make painstaking efforts to destroy any visible cameras on a targeted property, seldom wear body cameras, and refuse to inform family members why they felt they had to shoot their loved one or what they were suspected of.  In some cases, the FBI will even refuse to confirm their involvement in a killing.  In these controversial shoots, the Bureau has the laughable ability to investigate itself, which predictably, means that they rule every killing as justified.  The FBI then cordons off the scene and bans the family from entering their own residence for days as staff is dispatched to collect evidence, providing them ample opportunity to tamper with or eliminate any evidence of malfeasance or error.  In virtually every case, an agent who shoots a suspect in a contentious encounter is granted the informal right to forever remain anonymous by both the media and government officials — a perk not extended to local police officers in similar circumstances.  If public outrage begins to grow, unrelated videos and information intended to characterize the person who was shot as a dangerous menace suddenly leaks to the press even as the FBI publicly keeps its lips sealed.  The way these incidents unfold is akin to how death squads or assassins operate rather than a legitimate law enforcement agency subject to civilian oversight.

FBI Kills Yet Another American in His Own Home, This Time It's a '100% Disabled Veteran'.  For at least the second time this month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has killed an American in his own home.  What makes the most recent slaying so heinous is the status of the suspect — a man his family described as a completely disabled veteran who was unarmed when he was gunned down.  On Aug. 16, FBI agents executed the fatal arrest operation at a residence in Henderson, Tennessee.  The noise from the early morning operation woke at least one neighbor, who witnessed some of the chaos of the deadly raid. [...] One day before the killing of Robertson, the FBI was found to have quietly executed another fatal raid, but details are being kept under wraps so the identity and nationality of the dead individual have not been released.  On the morning of Aug. 8, hundreds of miles south of Utah in Albuquerque, New Mexico, an individual was shot during an armed FBI action.  The bureau has remained tight-lipped about the incident, confirming only the time of the incident and that a shooting had taken place.  The deadly matters in Albuquerque, Provo, and Henderson apparently still remain under investigation.

FBI Refused to Tell Mother of Disabled Veteran Why They Stormed Her Home.  There are still no answers from the FBI on why they found it necessary to raid the home of a disabled US veteran and shoot him dead on the morning of August 16th.  Theodore Deschler was shot and killed when FBI agents raided his home near Henderson, Tennessee.  Now Deschler's family are looking for answers.  There is still no news from the government on why they had to break out the windows, toss smoke bombs into the home, and then shoot Deschler who was unarmed at the time.  The story first broke on local WBBJ on August 16th.  WBBJ was tipped off by a local viewer about the shooting.

Edward Snowden Suggests FBI Probably Already Has a File on Oliver Anthony.  Edward Snowden, who famously leaked classified information from the National Security Agency in 2013, recently claimed that the FBI probably already has a file on singing sensation Oliver Anthony.  Millions of Americans who have become skeptical about the FBI in recent years will probably find this easy to believe.  Anthony's song 'Rich Men North of Richmond' has resonated with America because it is so critical of government.  That alone could spark the interest of the intel community.

Grieving Mother Desperate For Answers After FBI Busts Down Door, Fatally Shoots Her Disabled Veteran Son in Pre-Dawn Raid.  A family is desperately seeking answers after FBI agents busted down the door and killed their relative in a pre-dawn raid last week.  The FBI is refusing to tell a grieving mother why they showed up in armored vehicles at 6 am last Wednesday and fatally shot her son.  According to WBBJ, FBI agents showed up at a residence in Henderson, Tennessee to serve a man named Theodore Deschler an arrest warrant when things turned deadly.  A neighbor told WBBJ he woke up at 6 am after he heard a loud bang.

Weak Solutions for Government Corruption.  Dan Crenshaw (R-Tx), who is on the House "Intelligence Committee" suggested a solution to the problem of a corrupt FBI targeting of Trump and conservatives[:]  ["]When we reauthorise [the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)] too we are looking at changes in law that will take place, e.g., when you deliberately do something wrong there needs to be some criminal offence to it as opposed to a fireable offence.["]  Crenshaw also states that "we need to do a better job vetting these people." Crenshaw's solution is the standard one.  We must be more careful in vetting FBI agents and must pass more laws to regulate the behaviour of FBI agents.  Although more vetting and laws might be needed one should not deceive oneself that this will solve the problem.  For the current problem is not that there are not enough rules and laws to prevent corrupt behaviour.

Muskegon Cover-Up:  Gateway Pundit Investigators Find FBI Has Stalled Investigation and Silenced Officials, No Prosecutions in 3 Years.  Critical information for investigating the Muskegon Michigan voter fraud in 2020 is being illegally withheld from public review.  Investigating systemic voter fraud in the 2020 election in Muskegon requires examining the 8,000-12,000 likely-fraudulent voter applications submitted by Biden campaign-financed GBI Strategies in October 2020, but those files have been withheld from public review on the argument that they are part of an 'ongoing investigation' by law enforcement.  This tactic for evading FOIA at the state and federal level is well-known, but its use here to deny access to public records by removing them and not including a duplicate, is unique.  According to far-left Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, these admittedly false and fraudulent voter applications were never added to the voter rolls.  But no one can know for sure because the files themselves, in violation of state law, have been sealed and have been 'under investigation' by Nessel's office and the FBI for three years for a criminal case with no prosecutions.  There's no way to know whether a fraudulent application wasn't approved or later resubmitted in a less suspicious way in time to commit voter fraud in 2020.

Gang violence update: another SWAT raid fatality.  [Scroll down]  Christoper Wray claims that the decision to use SWAT teams is made locally.  He testified, "Those decisions are made — as they should be — by the commanders on the ground, in the field office."  Attorney General Merrick Garland said essentially the same thing:  "The determinations of how to make arrests under arrest warrants are made based by the tactical operators in the district."  Yet the similarities of these raids would mean that the "commanders on the ground" were using the same playbook.  That's the playbook written by the Soviet KGB.  This playbook recommends pre-dawn raids in which the arrested person is dazed and half-asleep.  An enormous show of force is advised to terrify neighbors.  Military equipment, helicopters and tanks emphasize the seriousness of the arrest.  The raid on Joshua James's residence used an armored vehicle with a turret, two vans, six FBI vehicles, and three local police cars.  These raids are an enormous expense.  Top leaders cannot be unaware of this.  Judge Andrew Napolitano estimated the raid on Roger Stone cost approximately half a million dollars.  It is not unusual for SWAT raids to go terribly wrong.  Innocent people, including children, have been maimed and killed in their homes.  The New York Times examined SWAT team raids in 2017 and found that at least 81 civilians and 13 officers had died from 2010 through 2016 in such searches.

Fight Over New FBI HQ Part of Larger Debate on Draining the Federal Swamp.  As of now, House Republicans have removed funds from the FY 2024 budget for the controversial $3.5 billion proposed relocation of the FBI's Washington, D.C. headquarters to a new complex at one of three locations in the D.C. suburbs of Virginia or Maryland.  Some House Republicans want to keep the FBI headquarters at its current location and view the relocation proposal as unwise and wasteful.  Others want to downsize, defund or eliminate the Bureau — and not to reward it with a sprawling new headquarters complex — because they believe it has been weaponized against conservatives.  There also is growing support by Republicans to save money and depoliticize U.S. government agencies by decentralizing them and moving most of their personnel out of the "Washington swamp" (the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area) to locations across the U.S.

Several FBI offices contributed to anti-Catholic memo, refuting Wray's testimony, GOP says.  House Republicans say FBI documents they've obtained prove that several field offices contributed to a memo that targeted traditionalist Catholics as "potential terrorists," conflicting with recent sworn testimony from FBI Christopher Wray.  Republican leadership on the House Judiciary Committee revealed in a letter sent to Wray on Wednesday that said the document they subpoenaed from the agency details how "both FBI Portland and FBI Los Angeles field offices were involved in or contributed to the creation of FBI's assessment of traditional Catholics as potential domestic terrorists."  "This new information suggests that the FBI's use of its law enforcement capabilities to intrude on American's First Amendment rights is more widespread than initially suspected," Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and co-chair Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., wrote in the letter.

Christopher Wray's FBI: First They Came for the Catholics.  So, it appears that FBI Director Christopher Wray's July 12 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee was essentially hot, flaming garbage.  RedState has covered the holes that Congress poked through his claims and testimony versus actual documents and subpoenaed records.  Here's a punch list:
  •   Wray lied that the FBI did not surveil parents at school board meetings.
FBI agent Steve Friend called out Wray on Twitter, even alleging that he was probably suspended because he testified to Congress about it.
  •   Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz questioned Wray about the FBI's use of improper or illegal FISA queries to surveil American citizens.  Wray claimed he did not know how many times the FBI had done this, despite plenty of records that showed the exact number.
  •   California Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat, actually grilled Wray about buying data from commercial sources without a proper warrant.  Wray responded that "It's complicated," but, as per usual, did not give a straight response.
  •   Another California Representative, Republican Kevin Kiley, focused his time on the FBI targeting parents at school board meetings and the infamous National School Board Association letter, which set off the labeling of parents as domestic terrorists.  Wray refused to apologize for the FBI's role in the affair, and he also refused to say whether Attorney General Merrick Garland should apologize to parents for this overreach.

Trump's Second Term:  The First 24 Hours.  [#1]  Strip the FBI of its arrest powers.  The FBI as FBI is irredeemable.  After willingly colluding to become a GESTAPO-like entity happy to lie on secret FISA-surveillance warrants, raid a former President's home and target innocent parents at schoolboard meetings, it cannot be allowed to survive with the powers it has.  Whilst cleaning out the huge organization will take weeks and months, its ability to persecute politically must be neutered instantly.  As Steve Friend, courageous FBI whistleblower has recently written, the FBI's agents must be stripped of their status as 1811 federal police officers.  No badges, no guns.  Instead, they can go back to their original remit: investigating, not being a domestic intelligence agency targeting American citizens because they're Catholics, or worked for President Trump, or are pro-life.  Then, if the FBI wants to arrest someone because they're a "threat" they'll have to convince a local police chief or sheriff of their case, a local law officer who isn't part of the DC Swamp.

FBI Lied About Extensive Meetings with Zuckerberg's Platform About Hunter Biden 'Laptop from Hell'.  The FBI lied about the extent of its communications with Facebook regarding the Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020, newly disclosed communications from the tech company reveal.  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) says that the FBI's claim it only met with Facebook once about Biden's "Laptop from Hell" are "completely false."  This is the latest installment in Rep. Jim Jordan's "Facebook Files," a series of internal communications from the social networking platform obtained through a subpoena by the House Judiciary Committee, which Jordan chairs.  In a sworn deposition in the Missouri v.  Biden case, FBI special agent Elvis Chan, who is the main conduit between the bureau and big tech companies, claimed that apart from one instance, he was not aware of any meetings between Facebook and the FBI regarding the Hunter Biden laptop story.

Disgraced FBI official who probed Trump-Russia ties set to plead guilty to illegally working for Russian oligarch.  Disgraced FBI agent Charles McGonigal — who investigated the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Moscow in 2016 — is slated to take a guilty plea in the case accusing him of illegally working for a Russian oligarch.  "The court has been informed that defendant Charles McGonigal may wish to enter a change of plea," Manhattan federal Judge Jennifer Rearden wrote in a brief order filed Monday, scheduling a hearing for Aug. 15.  McGonigal, 54, — a former top FBI counterintelligence agent based in New York — was indicted in January on charges including money laundering and violating US sanctions by working for Russian billionaire and business magnate Oleg Deripaska, including trying to get him taken off of the US sanctions list.

Judge orders Catherine Herridge to reveal sources for stories on FBI, Chinese American scientist.  A federal judge ordered CBS News senior correspondent Catherine Herridge to reveal her sources for a series of stories about the FBI's investigation of a Chinese American scientist back when she worked for Fox News.  The order last week from U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington D.C. comes after scientist Yanping Chen filed a lawsuit against the FBI, claiming that the agency violated the privacy act by improperly leaking information about her.  While working at Fox News in 2017, Herridge used a confidential source or sources to obtain material about the federal counterintelligence probe of Chen.

House chairman accuses FBI of lying about social media contacts involving Hunter Biden laptop.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan released new evidence Monday that he said shows the FBI lied about meeting with Big Tech companies before the 2020 election to discuss Hunter Biden's laptop, a story that social media companies were censoring at the time.  The "FBI LIED ABOUT MEETING WITH BIG TECH REGARDING NY POST'S HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP STORY," Jordan wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.  Jordan published documents showing the FBI's comments on the Hunter Biden story when it first broke and how FBI Special Agent Elvis Chan testified about his meetings with Facebook representatives.  Chan and Foreign Influence Task Force Section Chief Laura Dehmlow met with Facebook on Oct. 14, 2020, the day the New York Post published its story on the Hunter Biden laptop.  Dehmlow met with both Twitter and Facebook that day.

The FBI Loses the Public.  Conservatives no longer trust the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Liberals — or more precisely progressives — no longer trust the local police.  We have a problem.  The tension between too much domestic security and too little runs back to the country's founding.  It often finds its way to the Supreme Court in cases involving the Fourth Amendment's protections against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government.  Those debates can be intense, but ultimately the system adjusts.  What's going on now is different.  The U.S. is already amid a crisis of confidence in what we call our governing institutions.  That word, governing, is taken for granted, but it took a long time for governing to become a fact of daily life.  Consider the opposite of governing elsewhere — mayhem, chaos, anarchy.  We may be inching closer than we imagine to the opposite of governing.

Our Government Has Been Covering Up Its Crimes For A Very Long Time.  Sibel Edmonds is a former contract translator for the FBI.  She went to work as a Turkish and Farsi translator for the FBI five days after 9/11 with a top-level security clearance.  Then, she revealed the scale of blackmail directed at high-level government officials.  In April 2002, she was unceremoniously fired. [...] Edmonds said that, after 9/11, the translation unit was ordered to deliberately slow its work and let documents pile up so that the FBI could request more money!  According to Sen. Grassley, who was also interviewed on the same show, other people in the FBI "corroborated a lot of her story."  The FBI hired Jan Dickerson as another Turkish translator with a high-level security clearance.  The FBI later admitted that, when it hired her, it was totally unaware she'd worked for a Turkish organization that was being investigated by the FBI's own counter-intelligence unit!  Even more astounding, the FBI apparently didn't know she'd had a relationship with a Turkish intelligence officer stationed in Washington who was the target of that investigation.  When Edmonds checked Dickerson's translations, she discovered serious flaws, including omitting the fact that the Turkish intelligence officer was running spies in the State Department and The Pentagon!!!

How To Create Conspiracy Theories.  Normally, distinguished government heads of hallowed bureaus carefully weigh in on investigations to warn against idle speculations and convulsed conspiracies.  But who currently in Washington could be sure of any such voice since our most esteemed intelligence and investigative directors are admitted liars?  Former FBI Director James Comey feigned amnesia in congressional testimony.  He passed off a dossier he knew to be fallacious as genuine evidence to a FISA court.  His successor Andrew McCabe lied on four occasions to federal investigators.  Current Director Christopher Wray has continually stonewalled congressional oversight committees.  Special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller preposterously claimed he knew nothing of the Steele dossier or Fusion GPS.

FISA Report: FBI Continues to Violate FISA and Improperly Sought Information on Senator and Judge.  [Scroll down]  Now, a FISA order indicates that the FBI searched the data of a U.S. Senator, a state senator, and a judge.  Notably, in his recent testimony, FBI Director Christopher Wray tried to blame his predecessor James Comey for the abuses, a claim that was recently undermined in the targeting of Republican staff members.  Now, it is equally clear that the abuses have continued on his watch.  FBI employees searched foreign surveillance data for the last names of a U.S. senator and a state senator.  It also searched the Social Security number of a state judge who alleged civil rights violations by a municipal chief of police, according to the opinion by the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.  The problem is that Wray has continued to refuse to answer the most basic questions about the FISA abuses, including a baffling denial that he even knew what "parallel construction" means in his testimony before this Committee this week.  It was akin to the head of the CDC saying that she did not know what "gain-of-function" research means.

How the Democrats and Media Enablers Censor News.  [Scroll down]  Starting prior to the 2020 election and lasting until this week, the FBI bottled up evidence that President Biden, beginning in 2009 when he was vice-president, received substantial bribes from foreign governments that he had threatened.  Last week Senator Chuck Grassley made public a redacted version of FBI Form 1023 detailing a number of damaging accusations from an FBI informant, accusations buttressed by bank records, with a promise of more to come.  Grassley wants to know why the FBI failed to investigate these credible allegations and hid them from Congress and the American people.  Guess!  I think it's for the same reason the FBI never investigates what appear to be multiple crimes by Hunter Biden on his laptop, which the agency knew was authentic at the time that 51 fomer IC officials publicly claimed it was "likely Russian disinformation," a claim concocted by the Hillary Clinton campaign.  And for the same reason the reporter who broke the story about the laptop Hunter left at a computer repair shop was muzzled by the government, social media, and legacy media.

FBI Inappropriately Used Spy Powers On U.S. Senator, Court Says.  The FBI inappropriately searched for information on a U.S. senator using an intelligence provision intended for monitoring foreign nationals, a court opinion released Friday shows.  The opinion from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court said that the FBI improperly searched a database for information on an unidentified U.S. senator, state senator, and judge.  The FBI conducted the searches under powers derived from Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, but the conditions for the searches were not met, the judge said, according to The Hill.

The Time for a New Church Committee Is Way Overdue.  On September 16, 1975, Senator Frank Church (D-ID) opened the first public hearing of the Senate Select Committee to Study Government Operations [the Church Committee] in the ornate Senate Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building, the storied site of the Watergate hearings and the inquiry into the Pearl Harbor attacks. [...] The Durham report's conclusion that the 2017-2019 Mueller "Russian collusion" investigation was seriously flawed understates the degree to which, in the intervening 40-plus [years], the Department of Justice has politicized justice.  The DOJ created the code-named Operation Crossfire Hurricane as an FBI counterintelligence operation, not a criminal investigation, to allow FBI agents to work with the CIA, NSA, and foreign intelligence officers to dethrone the Trump presidency.  Today, our law enforcement and intelligence operations are intertwined in their joint conviction that woke neo-Marxist policies take precedence over traditional American values.  We should no longer be surprised by seeing the FBI take a knee to Black Lives Matter or the CIA developing a "WELCO-ME!" theme for Pride Month 2023.

FBI Told Twitter Hunter Biden Laptop Was Real on Day It Was Censored.  House Judiciary committee Republicans revealed Thursday that a senior FBI official told Twitter that Hunter Biden's laptop was real and not Russian disinformation on the day the social-media company censored a New York Post story relying on emails from that laptop.  Laura Dehmlow, the now-section chief of the FBI's Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF), confirmed in a closed-door deposition that when Twitter asked whether the laptop was real, an official said: "Yes, it was."  An FBI lawyer on the call then promptly jumped in and said: "No further comment."  According to Dehmlow, internal deliberations were held after that call in which the decision was made that FITF would say "no comment" going forward.  Later on the same day, there was a call between the FBI and social-media company Meta in which the agency declined comment when asked if the laptop was real.

FBI whistleblower: FBI headquarters tipped Hunter off, prevented interview.  A new FBI whistleblower has confirmed that FBI headquarters and the Secret Service colluded to keep Hunter Biden from having to do an interview with the agents investigating his illegal activities.  Surprise, surprise, surprise.  [Tweet]  I am sure this will be the straw that breaks the camel's back, leading the MSM to hop on the bandwagon and start demanding answers from the FBI and begin digging into the clear politicization of the nation's law enforcement apparatus, right?  After all, the media could be forgiven for covering for the FBI after the FISA court rebuked the agency for lying to them.  And after the Inspector General report detailed massive incompetence and political bias.  And after the Durham Report blew the lid off the Crossfire Hurricane fiasco.  And after multiple whistleblowers revealed the political machinations that kept Hunter Biden nearly free and clear after his uncountable felonies, most were caught on tape and many were put down in his own words.

Alabama or Texas?
Wouldn't it be a hoot if FBI HQ moved to Huntsville?  The Federal Bureau of Instigation Investigation has been agitating for a new headquarters — had you heard?  The concrete behemoth the FBI has been operating out of since the Ford administration is supposedly "crumbling." [...] The GOP members in the House have noticed what the FBI has been doing for quite some time now.  They've even been taking notes.  They are displeased, to say the least, not just with FBI actions, but with attitudes when asked to account for such actions.  That leaves Republican representatives in a mood to make things uncomfortable.  If we're really lucky, they will actually say "No" to something...  [Tweet]  ...and follow through.  What a delightful concept that would be.  Being entrenched Swamp Rats, FBI bureaucrats are very much used to dictating how and where taxpayer funds allocated to them are spent, and this case was going to be no different.

FBI told Hunter Biden investigator to duck Committee questions, bombshell letter shows.  The FBI warned a supervisory agent who investigated Hunter Biden that he was expected to "decline to respond" to House Oversight Committee questions about the "ongoing" case involving the first son, a bombshell letter obtained by The [New York] Post shows.  FBI general counsel Jason Jones sent the letter Sunday afternoon, just hours before the agent was set to testify — even though a source tells The Post that the FBI knew of a scheduled Monday deposition for several days.  "[T]he Department expects that you will decline to respond to questions seeking non-public information likely covered by one or more components of executive privilege or other significant confidentiality interests, in particular information about deliberations or ongoing investigative activity in law enforcement matters," Jones wrote.

The inside story of how the FBI's top brass intervened to protect top Democrats.  Jerry Dunleavy, an excellent political reporter at the Washington Examiner, has used Twitter to publish what he correctly labels a "scoop," and he has crafted a must-read.  Using my words, not his, he found a source, "a former FBI official from the counterintelligence world," who explained how a notable coverup worked.  He eschews such conclusory language and wisely sticks to a straightforward facts-first reporting style.  FBI agents started investigating potential Chinese spies Russel Lowe and Fang Fang, who had gotten very close to Dianne Feinstein and Eric Swalwell, respectively.

House Republicans Move To Cut Funding For FBI, Protect Whistleblowers.  House Republicans have moved to cut $1 billion in funding for the FBI and protect federal whistleblowers as lawmakers continue to question the bureau over its treatment of conservatives.  The bill introducing the cuts was passed by Republicans on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies and was opposed by Democrats on the committee.  If the bill, which could face an uphill battle in the Senate and from the White House, becomes law it would cut FBI funding by about 9%.

10 Paradigm Shifts that Shatter Establishment Illusions.  [#8] There is no faster way to destroy trust in a nation's institutions than to use the criminal justice system as a machine for targeting political enemies.  Yet that is exactly what the FBI, the Department of (in)Justice, and their unethical allies donning black robes, have done.  In any country suffering from corruption, a telltale sign is when agency heads choose to rebuke ordinary citizens for no longer having faith in the system.  A healthy system, in contrast, never fears public challenge.  The people, upon whose consent government legitimacy rests, have a duty to call out corruption.  Consider it an admission of guilt, then, when FBI director Wray or Attorney General Garland condemns Americans for correctly noticing their two-tiered application of "justice."

Vivek Ramaswamy Explains How He'd Shut Down The FBI Without Congressional Permission.  Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy said Friday that a president already had the power to shut down agencies, including the FBI, without going through Congress.  Ramaswamy previously expressed support for shutting down the FBI following the release of a report by Special Counsel John Durham on the origins of the FBI investigation of allegations that former President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia.  He also has vowed to pardon people convicted in what he called "politicized prosecutions," including former President Donald Trump.  "I'm coming in with a clear-sighted view, Glenn, of shutting down most of the administrative state," Ramaswamy told talk show host Glenn Beck shortly after his interview with Tucker Carlson, a co-founder of the Daily Caller and Daily Caller News Foundation.  "First of all, do it on strong legal authority, so I'm a unique combination.  I don't like to brag a lot, but I'm a CEO, but I've also studied the Constitution deeply and the Supreme Court right now shares my view of the Constitution."

One day after Wray stonewalled Congress, another FBI scandal erupts.  The latest revelation came through happenstance; Google has a policy of notifying users of law enforcement actions taken against their accounts 5 years after the actions are taken.  And for Kash Patel, the chief investigator on then-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, the 5-year limit was reached in late 2022.  [Tweet]  Just the News reported on the subpoenas and their political nature in December.  As you may recall, Devin Nunes was a bulldog investigating the abuses of power deployed to "get" President Trump by the federal law enforcement and intelligence communities — abuses that have been confirmed after years of denials.  Apparently, the FBI didn't like that (go figure), and then-Director James Comey's FBI decided to snoop on Nunes' committee staffers by subpoenaing their emails without their knowledge.

FBI Retaliated Against Two Nunes Staffers in 2017 While They were Investigating Bureau for Russia Collusion Hoax.  The FBI spied on two of then-GOP Rep. Devin Nunes's staffers while they were investigating the bureau for misconduct related to Spygate.  House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan sent FBI Director Christopher Wray a letter suggesting the Bureau retaliated against two of Nunes's staffers for the House Intel's oversight of the FBI.  Recall, Nunes, who served as the House Intel Committee's chairman from January 2015 to January 2019, vigorously investigated Russiagate.  Nunes investigated the FBI's role in Russiagate/Spygate and released a memo revealing Hillary Clinton's fake dossier formed an essential part in obtaining FISA warrants to spy on Trump.

Whistleblower: FBI brass hid identities of Jan. 6 informants.  Top brass at the FBI said that the identities of "problematic" confidential informants who were involved in reporting to the bureau from the Jan. 6, 2021 protest should be kept from the public, a whistleblower told the House Judiciary Committee.  The whistleblower, an FBI agent, told the committee that Deputy Director Paul Abbate suggested that at least 25 FBI confidential human sources who were at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 should not be publicly acknowledged.  Abbate notified one or more of his subordinates that the informants"were too problematic or embarrassing" and that the existence, activities, and identities of these FBI confidential human sources should not be released, according to the whistleblower disclosure sent to the committee.

FBI is Overwhelmed with Reports on Their Own Criminal Activity.  The FBI is the leading criminal organization in America today!
The FBI:
  ** Spied on President Trump based on phony information
  ** Lied to the American people about spying on Trump
  ** Hid the Hunter laptop
  ** Still can't find the Hunter laptop
  ** Lied about the laptop
  ** Lied to the American public during Trump's impeachment knowing Trump did nothing wrong
  ** Sent operatives to the US Capitol on January 6
  ** Infiltrated the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers
  ** Raided homes of their political opposition
  ** Raided the opposition candidate's home on junk charges
  ** Ignored Hunter Biden's hundreds of crimes
  ** Set up poor white men in Michigan
  ** Ignored Biden Family treasonous deals
  ** Lied about investigating the criminal acts in the 2020 election

The FBI Asks Americans to Report Crimes.  Things Go About as Well as You'd Expect.  Officer, Americans would like to report the Biden Administration's FBI for the act of social media trolling.  After all, that must explain why the "premier law enforcement agency" and political monkey wenchers that interfered with the 2016, 2020, and 2024 presidential elections laughably issued an appeal for Americans to come forward and report crimes.  The FBI issued a tweet that used a flowery script against a mauve pink background inviting Americans to "Speak Now."  "Justice is better than revenge," the FBI's tweet stated.  "You may not be Superman, but you can help the #FBI protect the country.  If you have information about a federal crime, speak now."  The tweet also asked a question:  "Do you have tip about a federal crime?"  Then it listed a number of crimes, followed by the curious words "FBI's Version."

How to Fix the FBI.  The recently published Durham Report officially confirms what was already widely known:  Without any proper or credible predicate, the FBI launched a partisan political effort to derail the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump while simultaneously acting to protect Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, from serious legal jeopardy.  Under the cloak of a "counterintelligence" investigation codenamed Crossfire Hurricane, FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and the FBI's leadership team employed the Bureau's powerful intelligence-gathering authorities to target the Trump election campaign.  Relying on frivolous and unsubstantiated claims of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, including the wildly ludicrous fantasies set out in the so-called Steele Dossier, an opposition-research product commissioned by Democratic Party operatives (which may itself have been Russian influenced), Director Comey and the FBI advanced the Russia collusion narrative through deliberate leaks of information to the media, misleading statements to Congress and the public, and a falsified application for secret FISA surveillance of Trump associate Carter Page.

Mark Levin Goes Nuclear: 'We Must Break the Back of the DOJ!'  In his weekly show on Fox, "Life, Liberty, and Levin," Mark Levin opened his show this Sunday [7/9/2023] breathing fire in his monologue.  Levin started by calling the Department of Justice under President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland a rogue operation, controlled by the Democrat party and the radical left.  By the time he got to the first commercial break, one could almost see smoke wafting in the studio.  Levin's anger at the weaponization of the federal government under Biden and Garland has clearly caused him grave concern for the future of the republic.  "If we don't BREAK THE BACK of the Department of Justice," he declared, "it will destroy this country!"

FBI Agents Thought Swalwell Had 'Sexual Relationship' with Fang Fang, But Dem Senators Halted Probe: Report.  Jerry Dunleavy, author of Kabul: The Untold Story of Biden's Fiasco, and former Justice reporter at the Washington Examiner, revealed a disturbing new "scoop" about the FBI's alleged investigation into House Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and his purported ties to a Chinese intelligence-connected woman known as "Fang Fang."  The report raises the alarming possibility that the Justice department politicized yet another investigation into an elected Democratic official.  "Scoop: Some new details below on the Chinese spying sagas related to Eric Swalwell and Dianne Feinstein — and on the FBI's handling of the allegations," Dunleavy wrote in a lengthy thread.

Enough!  [Scroll down]  but what they were really saying is:  Don't stand at all, not with him, not with anyone, just sit back and complain, provide evidence after evidence that the FBI killed Vickie Weaver over a low-level gun charge; that the ATF and FBI torched 76 people in Waco, TX, including 25 children; that OKC was an inside job.  How many of these things have happened over and over again at the hands of an out of control domestic terror organization call the FBI?

The strangest thing about January 6th.  The one person in America that the FBI can't find is the person who planted the phony "pipe bombs" in Washington DC on January 5, 2021.  [Video clip]

The Bidens' Existential Threats to the American Rule of Law.  President Joe Biden, the Biden grifting conglomerate, the Department of Justice, and the FBI under its fourth consecutive weaponized director, are in danger of subverting the American system of law.  They are in various ways undermining the tradition of self-reported income tax computation and voluntary compliance.  Our tax institutions, of course, are based on the real deterrence of a disinterested, uncompromised Internal Revenue Service.  Without it, the income revenues of the United States are existentially threatened.  So far, any negative reputation of the IRS has rested with natural complaints that it is too zealous in hounding out American taxpayers in all walks of life.  Or citizens often object that the IRS must enforce a tax code that is innately unfair.  But not until now, has the IRS itself ever been under a shadow of such corruption?  Has it been in the past ever found to have applied so blatantly and deliberately one standard of tax enforcement to elites and quite another to everyday Americans?

Matt Gaetz: FBI Tries to 'Placate the Mob' With Agents Kneeling at BLM Rallies.  Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said FBI agents appeared to try to "placate the mob" when agents were seen kneeling during the 2020 Black Lives Matter rallies — some of which turned into riots.  "In the late spring and early summer of 2020, a nationwide series of violent riots swept across the United States, causing millions of dollars in property damage.  These coordinated riots also involved the violent assault on numerous law enforcement personnel," Gaetz wrote in a letter Tuesday to FBI Director Christopher Wray.  The Daily Signal first reported in April that at least two FBI agents were promoted to higher jobs after kneeling at Black Lives Matter events in Washington, D.C.  The Gaetz letter notes that BLM rioters in May 2020 threw rocks, urine, and alcohol at United States Secret Service Agents, injuring over 60 of them, while some scaled the barriers to the White House and Department of the Treasury complex.

Whistleblower's memo reveals the FBI knew the contents of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop but sat on the information for years.  The FBI first learned of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop, full of incriminating data, in October 2019, an IRS memo shows.  The memo, written by senior IRS Criminal Investigation official Gary Shapley in 2020, reveals how senior law enforcement officers sat on the treasure trove of evidence from the First Son's computer and waited months before handing over mere excerpts to investigators working the case.  It also directly contradicts an open letter from 51 top former intelligence officials published weeks ahead of the 2020 presidential election which dismissed the laptop as having 'all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation'.

Idaho GOP Unanimously Passes Resolution Condemning the FBI — Calls For "Abolition" of "Corrupt Government Agency".  In a surprising and unprecedented move, the Idaho Republican Party has taken a strong stance against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), by passing a resolution a condemning the "corrupt government agency" and calling for its abolition if it is deemed that the agency cannot be reformed.  The resolution passed unanimously out of the body which is comprised of 216 elected Republican representatives, contained a laundry list of excesses, abuses, and unconstitutional overreaches which the resolution alleges has "undermined the trust that the American people have in their government."

Whistleblower: FBI Tipped Off 'People Very Close' To Joe And Hunter Before IRS Investigative Team's 'Day Of Action'.  The night before an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) criminal investigation team began looking into Hunter Biden's tax crimes was set to conduct key interviews and approach Hunter for a consented search of his home, FBI headquarters allegedly tipped off "people very close to President Biden and Hunter Biden," thwarting the investigation, according to a whistleblower testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee released Thursday.  Starting in January 2020, IRS criminal supervisory special agent and whistleblower Gary Shapley and his team of agents began investigating Hunter Biden for tax evasion after incriminating material was found on Hunter's infamous laptop.  "I am alleging, with evidence, that DOJ provided preferential treatment, slow-walked the investigation, did nothing to avoid obvious conflicts of interest in this investigation," Shapley told the committee.

Who is lying?  Merrick Garland or the whistleblowers?  "I'm not the deciding official."  Those five words, allegedly from Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, shocked IRS and FBI investigators in a meeting on October 22, 2022.  This is because, in refusing to appoint a special counsel, Attorney Garland Merrick Garland had repeatedly assured the public and Congress that Weiss had total authority over his investigation.  IRS supervisory agent Gary A. Shapley Jr. told Congress he was so dismayed by Weiss's statement and other admissions that he memorialized them in a communication to other team members.  Shapley and another whistleblower detail what they describe as a pattern of interference with their investigation of Hunter Biden, including the denial of searches, lines of questioning, and even attempted indictments.  The only thing abundantly clear is that someone is lying.  Either these whistleblowers are lying to Congress, or these Justice Department officials (including Garland) are lying.

Did The FBI Prevent Delaware Agents From Investigating Biden Bribery Allegations?  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, rarely asks a question to which he doesn't know the answer.  When the question concerns the politicization and weaponization of the FBI, you can bet some [embarrassing] information rests behind his query.  So when Grassley asked on Thursday whether bribery was within the parameters of Delaware's investigation into Hunter Biden, it likely means the FBI defined the scope of the federal investigation into the president's son so narrowly that agents lacked the authority to properly probe a "highly credible" confidential human source's reporting implicating the Biden family.  Specifically, the CHS reported that Hunter and Joe Biden each received $5 million in bribes from the Ukrainian oil and gas company Burisma.

Do Any Republicans Really Think DeSantis Won't Get Impeached Or Framed By The FBI?  Anyone who has been watching for seven years — and counting — has seen the nation's top Republican politician framed, impeached, raided, prosecuted, and now indicted by corrupt spy agencies on behalf of the Democrat Party.  Their goal is to send their top political opponent to prison on charges they said were fascist to bring against their own presidential candidates.  After these last seven years, how can anyone not expect that any Republican who questions the unelected, Congress-defying security state won't get the Trump treatment?  If they can and will do it to Trump, they can and will do it to Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, Robert Kennedy Jr., and anyone else who threatens their power.

The FBI May Be Using Evidence as Leverage Against the White House.  As the story has unfolded, the Confidential Human Source who tipped off the FBI to Joe Biden taking bribes from foreign governments, also claims to have audio tapes of himself talking to Joe Biden about the issues when Biden was vice-president.  The FBI has been sitting on this Biden bribery knowledge for multiple years.  The most common opinion of the FBI motive was their intent to burying or capture negative information about Biden.  However, with the institutional corruption of the domestic national security apparatus being very visible within DOJ and FBI, Lee Smith ponders whether the FBI/DOJ might be holding back the Biden bribery material as part of their leverage against the White House.  It is an interesting angle to consider.  [Podcast]

J6 Pipe Bomber Story Goes Boom.  It remains the greatest unsolved mystery related to the events of January 6:  Who placed pipe bombs near the headquarters of both the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee the night before? [...] But despite sophisticated surveillance tools including geofence warrants that were at D'Antuono's disposal — methods the FBI continues to use to this day in its ongoing manhunt for January 6 protesters — the trail went cold.  So, too, did the national news media's interest in the story.  The January 6 Select Committee completely ignored the pipe bomb threats, relegating the story to two mentions buried deep in the final report's appendix.  D'Antuono's bluster notwithstanding, his office conducted a halfhearted inquiry at best.  And now the public knows why.  During an interview with the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month, D'Antuono disputed claims the bombs were planted to divert law enforcement presence away from the Capitol just before protesters assembled outside the building, a view commonly shared at the time.

FBI: We have "no idea" if there are any Biden bribery tapes.  When Chuck Grassley first made his startling claims that tape recordings might exist of conversations between a Burisma boss and both Joe and Hunter Biden discussing bribery, the conservative media immediately took notice.  Sadly, it was almost exclusively conservative media outlets.  A couple of plucky reporters did try asking Biden about it, but he did nothing more than laugh and walk away.  So as usual, it was left to the Republicans in Congress to try to get more information.  Yesterday, FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate was being questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn asked him about the allegations coming from the FD-1023 form and the possibility that such tapes might exist.  Abbate did not appear to be interested in the topic and said that he had "no idea" if that was true.

The FBI is Now a Democrat SuperPAC.  The FBI's mission is "To protect the American people and uphold the U.S. Constitution."  Their motto is "Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity".  How is the FBI doing on these fronts?  What are they protecting the American people from?  Are they upholding the Constitution?  Who is their fidelity to?  Do they act with integrity?  The current FBI fails on all these counts.  They have morphed from the premier law enforcement agency in the world to a Democrat party superPAC.  Start with revelations from the Durham, and previously the Weissman/Mueller reports.  The FBI knowingly and deliberately used bogus and unverified opposition research from the Clinton campaign to spy on Donald Trump's presidential campaign, his transition, and then his administration.  The FBI lied to FISA courts to obtain warrants to spy on those within Trump's orbit.  Some were entrapped, as was Gen. Michael Flynn, and prosecuted.  Others received visits by FBI agents or SWAT teams, such as Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, and Rudy Giuliani, to intimidate and harass them for the sin of supporting Donald Trump.  Have any Democrats been treated similarly?

Former Head of FBI J6 Pipe Bomb Investigation Comes Clean With Stunning Admission: "I Don't Want Any Conspiracy Theories, Right?".  We recently reported on the remarkable fact that former senior FBI official Steven D'Antuono voluntarily submitted himself before the judiciary committee and raised powerful objections to the Mar a Lago raid that serves as the basis of the sham indictment of President Trump.  We reported that the most remarkable part of this story is not the objections themselves, but Steven D'Antuono's identity — indeed, D'Antuono has long been a subject of Revolver News' reporting as the man who oversaw the investigation into the infamous entrapment operation known as the Michigan Kidnapping plot and the equally bogus investigation into the so-called January 6 pipe bombs.  Finally, we said that we haven't heard the last from Mr. D'Antuono.  Now, we are in a position to reveal that Mar-a-Lago is not the only subject matter D'Antuono discussed with the committee, and that Revolver News' Darren Beattie worked with Congressman Thomas Massie to produce questions concerning the pipe bomb investigation for D'Antuono to answer.  A letter recently published by Jim Jordan alludes to some of the stunning results of this interrogation.

Steven D'Antuono: The FBI's Hatchet Man.  Defense attorneys representing two men recently convicted for conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 are seeking a new federal trial for their clients amid claims of jury and judicial misconduct.  (The men, Adam Fox and Barry Croft were found guilty in August in a second trial; a jury in April failed to reach a verdict on them.  Two co-defendants were acquitted after jurors concluded the men had been entrapped by the FBI.)  A separate state trial for three other men accused of participating in the scheme is now underway in Jackson, Michigan.  The ongoing legal drama is a reminder of the handiwork of Steven D'Antuono, former head of the Detroit FBI field office, which was primarily responsible for hatching and executing the Whitmer fednapping hoax.  Supervising and undercover agents working out of that Detroit office and its satellite branches managed the day-to-day details of the wide-ranging operation such as handling the main FBI informant, Dan Chappel, who was compensated at least $60,000 in cash and personal items paid by the FBI for luring the men into the trap.

FBI Deputy Director Admits Redacting Mention of Joe and Hunter Biden Recordings in Document Shown to Congress.  FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate admitted during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday that the FBI redacted any mention of audio recordings of Joe and Hunter Biden in a document shown last week to Republican lawmakers in which an FBI informant alleged the Bidens were involved in a bribery scheme around 2015 and 2016.  Under grilling from Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Abbate confirmed: "What I will tell you with respect to the document, the document was redacted to protect the source."  [Video clip]  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Monday revealed that the document, which was a transcript of an FBI interview with an informant, contained references to 17 alleged audio recordings — 15 with Hunter Biden and two with then-Vice President Joe Biden.  However, Grassley said, when the document was made available to the House Oversight Committee last week under pressure from Republicans, the references to the audio recordings had been deleted.

Visibly Angry Ted Cruz Becomes All of Us While Laying Into the Deputy Director of the FBI.  The fireworks on Capitol Hill were vibrant today as Deputy Director of the FBI Paul Abbate paid a visit to the US Senate.  Republicans grilled him on the bureau's violation of trust with the American people after recent reporting showed that the 702 surveillance powers the FBI now wants to renew were illegally abused more than 278,000 times.  But while Sen. Mike Lee took Abbate apart methodically, the mood turned to abject anger when it was Ted Cruz's turn to ask questions.  The Texas senator grew visibly frustrated, his voice escalating, while laying into the deputy director.  Throughout the exchange, Abbate smugly refused to answer basic questions.  [Tweet with video clip]

After The Last Seven Years, No One Believes The DOJ Is Acting In Good Faith.  Mollie Hemingway: ["]The larger context here is so important.  I do think people would have be enwilling to hear from the Department of Justice that they need to indict their top political opponent, and hear that in good faith, if we had not experienced what we have from the past six years from this Department of Justice.  We have a Department of Justice that had Hillary Clinton, who was never president and will never be a president, mishandling classified information and they invented a new legal standard to simply to let her go.  We have all the paperwork disputes with President Obama, and President Clinton, we have thefts of documents from the National Archives by a Clinton associate, and nothing has happened to those people.  We have the Russia-gate collusion-hoax in which the Department of Justice invented and participated in a Democrat-invented conspiracy theory see to say Donald Trump was a traitor.  This week, we learned that Joe Biden was credibly accused by a very serious whistleblower of a $ million bribery scheme and the FBI worked to cover it up.["]

Churches MUST NOT criticize the government!  Elections have been stolen.  Our borders are wide open.  Innocent Americans are in Gulags.  Our bureaucracies have been weaponized.  A show trial is underway for a former U.S President.  Free speech has been silenced.  Courts and prosecutors are corrupted.  The age Orwell predicted is upon us.  We face a new type of war.  The FBI has signaled in the clearest possible manner it does not care what the people or their elected representatives think.  It will do what it pleases, [the consequences notwithstanding.]  The recently released Durham report paints a graphic picture of an agency out of control.  The FBI did not blunder into an investigation of Donald Trump, his campaign, and his associates.  The FBI undertook to deliberately destroy Trump and those around him including General Flynn.  The FBI took unto itself the power to decide who could be President.  The FBI no longer answers to the elected representatives of the American people, nor does it care what they think.  It did not get sloppy.  It did not make some errors in judgment.  Its leaders decided that they were entitled to do whatever they chose and to ignore our laws, our traditions, and the judgment of the nation's citizens.

Who's Destroying Civic Norms Again?  Trump?  It wouldn't be election season without the Department of (in)Justice setting people up and prosecuting fake crimes to influence voters.  In 2016, while shutting down numerous criminal investigations involving Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, D.C.'s lawfare-waging politburo concocted an elaborate hoax blaming Russian internet trolls for her embarrassing loss to a political outsider.  Two weeks before the 2018 midterms, the FBI arrested a mentally unstable and childlike Cesar Sayoc for allegedly threatening Trump opponents with pipe bombs made in his van/home.  Just before the 2020 election, the FBI announced that it had stopped a kidnapping plot against Democrat governor Gretchen Whitmer — a "plot" that was planned primarily by undercover federal agents.  And the DOJ and FBI "carpet-bombed" Trump associates with J6 subpoenas, announced more J6 protester arrests, and improperly raided the former president's Mar-a-Lago home in the run-up to the 2022 midterms.  Covering up the crimes of Democrats, framing domestic political enemies, and engaging in blatant election interference are what the FBI and DOJ now primarily do.

Muslims Sue FBI for Religious Discrimination, Feds Base Their Defense on 'Secret Evidence'.  Now here's an interesting case.  A group of Muslims is suing the FBI, claiming religious discrimination over surveillance that the feds carried out a few years after 9/11.  The hard-Left ACLU and the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are siding with the plaintiffs, which ordinarily would be a massive red flag impugning their case, but the FBI's entire case is based on its trustworthiness as an institution.  And after all we have seen over the last few years, can anyone really trust the FBI?  Time Magazine reported Thursday that the case is based on the activities of a reckless FBI informant and apparent entrapment artist named Craig Monteilh, who pretended to convert to Islam and spied on several Southern California mosques.  Time notes that Monteilh, "who had served time for fraud, left his key fob and mobile phone in places to record conversations when he was not around.  He recorded hundreds of hours of video inside mosques, homes, and businesses.  He told two other Muslims that 'we should bomb something.'  He says he was told by his FBI handlers to date Muslim women and have sex with them to get more information."  Could the FBI really have been this clumsy and stupid?  Why, yes.

Trump [was] indicted, not Hillary, Hunter or Milley.  The indictment of President Trump is hooey. [...] Americans know the indictment is a set-up because those are the only crimes the FBI can solve anymore.  The January 6 protest became an insurrection thanks to FBI informants and maybe even agents who egged people on.  The FBI is best at covering up crimes.  Consider Hillary sending state secrets while secretary of state via email to foreign governments and others who paid the troll via donations to her fake charity.

Republican outrage over FBI swells as more problems about [the] bureau emerge.  The nearly steady flow of reports and leaks about alleged corruption and coverups within the FBI has resulted in a growing chorus of criticism and calls for reform among Republican lawmakers.  "There are good people who work there," Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn said Wednesday [6/7/2023], in support of what she considers patriotic employees in the bureau and the larger Justice Department who continue to do good work.  "But you've got this political cabal that is weaponizing the FBI and DOJ against private citizens for their own political power," she said.  "That is why they're doing this, and people are appalled."

Russiagate Redux: Grassley Calls Out FBI For Leaking False Narratives To Obstruct Biden Investigation.  Stop leaking to the media, peddling false narratives, and obstructing congressional oversight into the FBI's handling of allegations that President Joe Biden was part of a criminal bribery scheme, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told FBI Director Christopher Wray in a floor speech Tuesday.  "Quit playing games," Grassley said.  "The Justice Department and FBI no longer deserve the benefit of the doubt," he added, pointing to the FBI and Department of Justice's track record of deception from the Russia-collusion hoax to the present.  Wray "made one excuse after another to not produce" the document detailing the bribery allegation against Biden, Grassley said, even refusing to admit it existed until Grassley revealed to him that he'd already seen a copy.  The existence of the explosive allegation, which reportedly describes a Ukrainian energy concern seeking to pay then-Vice President Biden $5 million in return for a policy decision during his time as Ukrainian point man for the Obama administration, was revealed to Grassley by multiple FBI whistleblowers.

The FBI's Manufactured Narrative for the Biden Corruption Investigation Has Collapsed.  Donald Trump might face another indictment, but Joe Biden might not be far behind him, or that would be the case in a fair, sane world.  Spencer wrote about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) detailing more shocking updates about the Biden corruption probe, specifically the $5 million allegedly paid to him by a foreign national.  Ms. Greene elaborated that these transactions related to the shady Biden-Burisma arrangement.  The person or persons involved reportedly have a ledger of the bribes, and this deal allegedly formed the basis for Joe Biden wanting to fire the original Ukrainian prosecutor looking into Burisma's business practices when he was vice president:  [Tweets]  The real question is whether the Department of Justice, which is infested with pro-Biden, Trump-hating lawyers, does anything.  But the FBI, having been exposed for being a biased law enforcement agency that will go out of its way to protect members of the Democratic Party, will not be able to slither its way out of this one.  The Durham Report compartmentalized all the nasty deeds, lying, and illegal spying the FBI conducted during the Trump years to keep the Russian hoax alive.  We also know that top bureau agents have been interfering in any investigation involving Hunter Biden, Joe, or other family members.

It's James Comer's grit vs. Biden's grift as family corruption scandal intrigue heats up.  James Comer is a hero.  It would be a lot easier for him to let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to the Biden family corruption scandal and the even bigger scandal of the subsequent FBI/CIA coverup which kept American voters in the dark about one of the two presidential candidates in the 2020 election.  But with the backing of Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Comer is right over the target with his House Oversight Committee investigations, and his confrontation with the FBI is both necessary and courageous.  The FBI has become a law unto itself.  Director Christopher Wray has been thumbing his nose at congressional oversight in a way that demands reprimand, which is exactly what Comer is delivering.

Bill Barr Confirms Rep. Jamie Raskin Lied About Biden Family Corruption Investigation.  "It's not true.  It wasn't closed down," William Barr told The Federalist on Tuesday [6/6/2023] in response to Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin's claim that the former attorney general and his "handpicked prosecutor" had ended an investigation into a confidential human source's allegation that Joe Biden had agreed to a $5 million bribe.  "On the contrary," Barr stressed, "it was sent to Delaware for further investigation."  Former Attorney General Barr went on the record with The Federalist following statements Raskin made to the press Monday afternoon.  Soon after attending a closed-door meeting with House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer and the FBI — at which lawmakers reviewed the FD-1023 form summarizing a CHS's detailed allegations that then-Vice President Joe Biden agreed to accept money from a foreign national to affect policy decisions — Raskin spoke to the media.

House Republicans pull back contempt charge against FBI director Wray over Biden doc.  The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday called off a vote on a contempt of Congress charge against FBI Director Christopher Wray, accepting a last-minute offer by the bureau to allow the full committee access to a confidential document of an unverified tip about President Joe Biden.  Rep. James Comer said in a statement that the committee is removing a contempt resolution against Wray from Thursday's schedule after receiving an accommodation that would give the full committee access to the document.  "Allowing all Oversight Committee members to review this record is an important step toward conducting oversight of the FBI and holding it accountable to the American people," the Kentucky Republican said.  The action that played out over the last month against Wray reflects a larger breakdown between Republicans and the FBI that has only intensified this year, with some conservatives talking openly about trying to defund the bureau.

James Comer: FBI Doc Alleges 'Business Person from Ukraine' Sent 'Substantial Bribe' to VP Biden.  The FBI's informant file of a $5 million bribery scheme allegedly linked to President Joe Biden concerns the family's business deals in Ukraine, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) revealed Monday.  In May, Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made bombshell claims after reviewing an FBI FD-1023 form that documented the informant's allegations of an alleged bribery scheme involving an exchange of money for policy decisions between now-President Joe Biden and a foreign national.  Comer disclosed the informant tip is dated June 30, 2020.

FBI's Biden bias is on full display as Wray fences with Republicans over 'bribe' doc.  "Trust but verify" was how Ronald Reagan described his view of agreements with the Soviet Union.  The same mindset should apply to dealing with the FBI, though recent history suggests it's wiser to drop the "trust" part and go straight to "verify."  The organization previously known as the world's premier law enforcement agency is increasingly seen by many Americans as the armed wing of the Democratic Party.  Almost as troubling, no one in a position of authority in the agency, the Justice Department or the White House seems to understand the long-term implications or care enough to repair the FBI's shredded credibility.  That's the big takeaway from the agency's bitter battle with congressional Republicans.

FBI Refuses to Give Physical Document to House Investigators Outlining Biden Bribery Scheme, Now Claim "Ongoing Investigation".  Here we go again with the ever-familiar silo defense.  The FBI is refusing to hand over the unclassified FD-1023 stating there is an ongoing investigation using the confidential human source who made allegations outlined in the document.  Remember, the allegations and the statement record was created in July of 2020, almost three years ago.  Prior to last week, the FBI refused to say the 6-page unclassified document existed.  After House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer told FBI Director Chris Wray he had already seen the unclassified document via a whistleblower, then Comey admitted the FBI indeed had it.  Today, the FBI is refusing to release the document, stating it is now captive as part of an "ongoing investigation."  The claimed investigation began July 2020 — the investigation is "ongoing".  Go figure.

'Highly Credible' Source Reveals Scandal Bigger Than Biden Bribery: FBI Election Interference.  The confidential human source (CHS) behind the detailed allegations that then-Vice President Joe Biden agreed to accept money from a foreign national to affect policy decisions was reportedly "highly credible" and used by the FBI in multiple criminal investigations dating back to the Obama administration.  Friday's exclusive by Fox News provides further insight into Sen. Chuck Grassley's focus on the FBI — as opposed to the Biden family — as the primary scandal in play.  "We aren't interested in whether or not the accusations against [then]-Vice President Biden are accurate," Grassley said during an interview last week discussing FBI Director Christopher Wray's refusal to comply with the congressional subpoena issued for the FD-1023 form.  That form, dated June 30, 2020, included detailed information from a CHS to the FBI regarding an agreement by now-President Biden to deliver preferred foreign policy positions for a $5 million payment.

No Surprise: FBI Director Playing for Team Biden.  Some years ago Kenneth Anger wrote a book called "Hollywood Babylon" to expose the dark secrets of the nation's debauched film capital.  It's about time for an ambitious insider with a strong stomach for deceit and hypocrisy to write a tome called "D.C. Babylon."  One whole chapter could be dedicated to the modern FBI and its labyrinth of corruption and calumny.  Or perhaps it will take more than one chapter considering the record of the FBI under the direction of James Comey and Christopher Wray.  Both men oversaw blatant exercises in election interference on behalf of Democrats, and then either lied about it or pretended it never happened.  It's almost as though they consider themselves to be above the law.

Oversight Chair Comer to hold FBI Director Wray in contempt of Congress over Biden doc alleging crime scheme.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said Monday he will begin the process of holding FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress, despite viewing and being briefed by bureau officials on the subpoenaed document that alleges President Joe Biden was involved in a criminal bribery scheme.  The FBI brought the document in question — an FBI-generated FD-1023 form that allegedly describes a $5 million criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions — to Capitol Hill on Monday for Comer, R-Ky., and ranking member Jamie Raskin, D-Md., to review in a secure SCIF (sensitive compartmented information facility), resulting from a back-and-forth between committee Republicans and the bureau over whether it was in compliance of his subpoena.

Comey Warns Trump Might Use the Constitution Against Him and His Corrupt Friends.  It is now well established that the FBI has become thoroughly and possibly irreparably corrupt and politicized, serving as a thuggish arm of the Leftist establishment rather than any kind of law enforcement agency.  Its decline accelerated during the tenure of the intensely partisan Leftist apparatchik James Comey as FBI director, but in the six years since Donald Trump removed Comey from office amid a storm of controversy, the lanky corruptocrat has shown not the slightest hint of introspection, much less regret.  Instead, he just went on MSNBC to warn that a new Trump administration could see the president weaponizing the justice system.  Well, Comey certainly knows all about weaponizing federal agencies for partisan purposes.

Jamie Raskin Refuses To Give Details About What Was In FBI Document Alleging Biden Corruption.  House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) did not directly dispute claims from the Committee's chairman on Monday that an FBI document allegedly showing that then-Vice President Joe Biden was engaged in a criminal bribery scheme is currently being used in an ongoing investigation.  Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said the FBI "confirmed that the unclassified FBI generated record has not been disproven, and is currently being used in an ongoing investigation."  Speaking with reporters after meeting with the FBI, Raskin initially sought to downplay the credibility of the document, calling it "second-hand hearsay."  When asked if Comer had told the truth about there being an ongoing investigation into Biden, Raskin said that didn't know what Comer said but that he does know about the criminal investigation into Biden's son, Hunter Biden, by the U.S. attorney in Delaware.

Republicans launch CONTEMPT process against FBI director Wray after viewing Biden 'bribery' document.  House Republicans are officially starting contempt of Congress charges against FBI Director Chris Wray for failing to turn over Biden 'bribery' document they claim shows then-Vice President Joe Biden was involved in a $5 million 'criminal' scheme with a foreign national.  The escalation comes after the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House Oversight Committee were granted access by the FBI Monday to view the FD-1023 form in a secure facility within the Capitol.  The document apparently details an 'arrangement' for an exchange of money for policy decisions.  The Republicans issued a subpoena for the FD-1023 form last month and FBI Director Chris Wray was given a hard deadline of May 30 to hand over the unclassified document, which he did not comply with.

How the FBI Lost, Found, and Rewarded the Alleged Russian Spy Pivotal to Snooping on Trump.  In RealClearInvestigations, Paul Sperry reports a hard-to-believe new embarrassment for the FBI in its Russiagate debacle: An FBI counterintelligence agent lost track of a suspected Russian spy right under the bureau's nose in the D.C. suburbs only to find him years later and then deceptively enlist him as the highly paid primary source for the spurious Steele dossier cooked up by the Hillary Clinton campaign to smear Donald Trump.  The upshot:  Absent this convoluted episode — using a suspected American enemy to tar a prospective President and then actual President as an American enemy — there might never have been spying on the Trump campaign or a Russiagate at all.

Time to abolish the FBI.  That the FBI exists means you and I live in a post-constitutional America.  The FBI has to be done away with.  To find our way back to the republic of liberty the Founders gave us, we must dismantle the Leviathan headquartered in Washington, D.C. The FBI has corrupted our political system and our system of justice.  The Department of Education has ruined American education — once a shining example to the world — and done so in a remarkably brief time.  The CDC imposed a brutal COVID absolutism that violated our rights and destroyed countless small businesses.  The list goes on and on.  Every Progressive innovation brings ruin.  Their fatal flaw: concentration of power by design.

'The trajectory of the FBI, its mission seemed to have stayed the same on paper, but it changed drastically'.  We are in uncharted waters here, my fellow Americans.  What the FBI has become is beyond corrupt.  It is treason.  A coup against a duly elected president, harassing and endangering whistleblowers, ferociously partisan prosecutions based solely on political dissent, partnering with the far-Left smear merchants of the SPLC... and so much more.  The FBI may not be salvageable at this point.  It may be necessary, should we ever have an American president again, to close it down altogether.

Tom Fitton Reveals Shocking Story of FBI Agents Targeting Him at His Home For Defending Trump.  Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton revealed FBI agents knocked on his door and served him with a federal grand jury subpoena.  Fitton said he was at home on his couch recovering from "significant skin cancer surgery" when two FBI agents knocked on his door.  "Two FBI agents are at the door with a subpoena for me to testify to the grand jury presumably about this Mar-a-Lago issue," Fitton told Fox News host Jesse Watters Thursday evening.  Tom Fitton said he was called in to the grand jury which he noted was "highly unusual."

Chris Wray Did Not Admit FBI Had [a] Biden China Bribery Document — Until James Comer Notified Him He Already Had Seen It.  Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer joined Maria Bartiromo on Mornings with Maria on Thursday morning [6/1/2023].  Rep. Comer told Maria Bartiromo that dirty FBI Director Chris Wray told Comer he did not have the [condemnatory] Joe Biden bribery document until James Comer told him he had already seen it. [...] Wray is lying and playing games.  Congress needs to act.  The FBI is a dangerous organization that is out of control.

The FBI and CIA Should Be Abolished, Not Reformed.  The FBI was a bad idea from its start in the days of J. Edgar Hoover.  The agency began in an atmosphere of blackmail.  Now resembling police forces in totalitarian countries, the FBI has become an instrument of oppression of the people it was allegedly meant to protect and serve.  Reports that the bureau has been infiltrating almost all right-of-center organizations are myriad.  In our elections, it hasn't just put its finger on the scale; It has placed its full arm, elbow first.  Just as it's said that Xi Jinping's China is "Communism with Chinese characteristics," it can be said that the FBI is the "STASI or KGB with American characteristics" (the pretense that the Bill of Rights is being followed).  Since centralized power tends to corrupt, in many ways, this was inevitable.

FBI Director Appears To Be Ignoring Tuesday Deadline To Give Congress Secret Document on Biden 'Bribery Scheme'.  Tuesday is the deadline for the FBI director, Christopher Wray, to hand over a document that's said to detail alleged corruption by President Biden while he was serving as vice president, but for weeks Mr. Wray has shown little interest in complying with Republican investigators probing the Biden family's years of murky financial dealings.  The chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, Congressman James Comer, asked for the letter in early May, but Mr. Wray and the FBI have so far declined to turn it over.  Shortly after Mr. Comer threatened to hold Mr. Wray in contempt of Congress on May 25, the director agreed to a phone conversation that will be held Wednesday, after the Tuesday deadline has passed.  It is unclear if this will just be a courtesy call, or if the director could be substantively engaging with House Republicans on the issue of congressional oversight.

After Contempt Threat, FBI Director Wray Admits Oversight Whistleblower Report on Shady Biden $5 million Payment Does Exist.  An interesting series of updates to the FBI whistleblower case of Joe Biden taking a $5 million bribe payment which now looks to have originated in Ukraine.  The background claim is pretty basic.  A whistleblower approached congress stating the FBI had a report, an unclassified FD-1023, detailing a conversation with a 'confidential human source' (CHS) that outlined Vice President Joe Biden taking a $5 million payment from a foreign national to affect a U.S. policy decision.  The FBI agent responsible for investigating the CHS claim was FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten, a sketchy character from the Trump-Russia probe.

Retired And Former FBI Agents Let Your Voices Be Heard.  Do retired and former FBI agents really have anything relevant to say about the current weaponization of our federal institutions? [...] This may be breaking news to many, but the retired FBI agent community is a robust and professional body of men and women who have served their country for at least twenty years.  For many, that time was spent on the street investigating cases, pursuing ancillary duties, or later in leadership.  They are intimately familiar not just with stated policy, contained in documents like the DIOG (the seminal corpus of FBI policy and procedure), but more importantly, how policy is actually implemented in real time, when lives are on the line, or when merely administrative matters are implicated.  It's become fashionable to denigrate retired, and to some degree former, FBI agents as sellouts, or beholden to their pensions.  The veritable "golden handcuffs" as some have whined.  I suspect that imprecation is really a thinly veiled jealously, spoken by someone who bungled a career.

The Biden family is under the protection of the nation's top lawmen.  Here's a novel concept: The FBI is not above the law.  In theory, of course, it's true, as in no American is above the law.  But is it really true in the sense that its leaders can be brought to justice if they break the law?  That'll be the day.  Ever hear of Jim Comey, Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok?  They were J. Edgar Hoover without the charm, spied on a presidential campaign without sufficient evidence, lied to the courts and never paid a price.  In fact, each got a lot richer thanks to the big shots who monetize the Hate Donald Trump fan clubs in cable TV and publishing houses.

Rein in the FBI: Put an End to the FBI's Gestapo Tactics.  Power corrupts.  We know this.  In fact, we know this from experience learned the hard way at the hands of our own government.  So why is anyone surprised to learn that the FBI, one of the most power-hungry and corrupt agencies within the police state's vast complex of power-hungry and corrupt agencies, misused a massive government surveillance database more than 300,000 times in order to target American citizens?  This is how the government operates, after all.  First, they seek out extraordinary powers acquired in the wake of some national crisis — in this case, warrantless surveillance powers intended to help the government spy on foreign targets suspected of engaging in terrorism — and then they use those powers against the American people.  According to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the FBI repeatedly misused Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in order to spy on the communications of two vastly disparate groups of Americans: those involved in the George Floyd protests and those who may have taken part in the Jan. 6, 2021, protests at the Capitol.  This is par for the course for the FBI, whose modus operandi has historically been to "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize" perceived threats to the government's power.

Dem Lawmaker's House Raided by FBI in Connection to Tucker Carlson Leaks - Report.  The FBI search of a Florida Democratic elected official's home is connected to leaked materials from Fox News involving Tucker Carlson, according to a report Friday.  The federal agency conducted a raid and search of a Tampa home this month, the Tampa Bay Times reported.  The home is that of Tampa City Council member Lynn Hurtak and her husband, media consultant Tim Burke.  [Tweet]  Carlson has been targeted in a series of selective leaks following his firing from Fox News last month — with leftist organization Media Matters publishing off-air content in which he made off-color remarks.  [Tweet]

Senior FBI official: I haven't had time to read the Durham report.  On Tuesday, the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence held a hearing where the FBI's Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence was called to testify.  The main topic of the hearing was Chinese Communist Party aggression, but given the timing of the event and the senior position of the witness, the subject of the Durham report came up.  Jill Murphy "stunned" the Republicans on the panel when she claimed that she "hadn't had time" to read the report and had never even been briefed on it.  Given the bombshell nature of the report and its [scathing] critique of the Bureau, that sounds unlikely in the extreme, but she promised the members that she would "get to it."

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A couple of plausible explanations come to mind:  [1] She knew she was going to testify before Congress, so she kept herself in the dark to avoid answering questions, or [2] she was lying.

More FBI coverups and corruption.  After the Durham report was released the FBI had to admit that they had failed to uphold the law and that the whole Crossfire Hurricane investigation — the persecution of a sitting president and his aides — was a bit of a mistake.  They made "missteps," but assured us that they have corrected their processes.  [Tweet]  Days laters it was revealed that they conducted almost 280,000 illegal searches of Americans' private records, yet again they assured us that they have cleared up any misunderstandings.  Missteps were made, but don't worry, everything is fine now.  [Tweets]  Yet again the FBI is committing a "misstep," refusing to release an unclassified document that purports to show that the FBI has knowledge about a bribery scheme that President Biden engaged in.  The document, which should be available to Congress if not released to the public, has been subpoenaed.

FBI says NO to subpoena from Chairman Comer.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has failed to respond to a subpoena issued by the House Oversight Committee in the ongoing investigation that has been spearheaded by Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., several outlets have reported.  RSBN revealed on Monday [5/22/2023] that the FBI was poised to possibly brief Rep. Comer as the Oversight Committee continues to investigate Joe Biden and the entire Biden family's link to shady business dealings over the past several years.  [Tweet]

Suspicion Surrounds White House U-Haul Attack.  On Monday night, a U-Haul truck crashed near the White House, hitting the security barriers on the north side of Lafayette Square.  According to a report from the Washington Post, the driver, whose identity the police did not initially disclose, faces charges of making threats to kill, kidnap, or harm the president, vice president, or a family member.  Additionally, he is charged with assault using a dangerous weapon and trespassing. [...] After a thorough examination by bomb technicians, no explosive devices were discovered inside the truck.  However, video footage reveals law enforcement officers handling various items of evidence, such as a Nazi flag, a black backpack, and duct tape.  Interestingly, the flag was subsequently placed on the ground — a curious detail that has sparked a lot of questions on social media, including accusations that the incident was staged.  [Tweet]  "I can't help but notice how meticulously the first responders laid out that strangely crisp, new Nazi flag for the press cameras," Michael Knowles of the Daily Wire observed.  The incident comes in the wake of backlash against Joe Biden for falsely claiming during his Howard University commencement address that "white supremacy" is "the most dangerous terrorist threat to our homeland."

Why We Can't Trust the FBI.  White supremacy, domestic terrorism, and violent extremism are all on the rise, according to the FBI, the news media, and top government officials.  They point to the January 6 Capitol riot, the Patriot Front white supremacists who recently marched in Washington D.C., and yesterday's crash into a security barrier near the White House of a U-Haul truck carrying a Nazi flag.  But there is no evidence that white supremacy, domestic terrorism, and violent extremism are actually on the rise.  By filing multiple January 6 cases rather than a single one, FBI inflated the statistics, as we documented yesterday.  Little is known about the almost entirely masked participants of the Patriot Front, which did not respond to our request for an interview.  And the crash of a 19-year-old man with a Nazi flag into a security barrier is as likely to have resulted from mental illness as political radicalization, as is often the case.

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The "Patriot Front" group appears to be thinly-disguised astroturf.  The 19-year-old who gently "crashed" an empty rental truck into a barrier at the White House appears to be a patsy, much like these guys, and the January 6 riot was apparently an entrapment operation executed by several embedded fellows who look very much like the "Patriot Front" guys, since they're all wearing face masks.  I'm willing to believe they are the very same men.

FBI refuses to provide subpoenaed document on alleged Biden 'criminal scheme'.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to turn over a document subpoenaed by House Republicans that allegedly details a bribery scheme from then-Vice President Joe Biden.  The agency refused to provide the document Monday in a private meeting with the House Oversight and Accountability Committee.  The unclassified FD-1023 document details criminal allegations of a pay-to-play scheme related to the Biden family's business dealings, according to a whistleblower at the agency who spoke with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.  Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who chairs the Oversight Committee, issued the subpoena to the FBI, which previously failed to provide the document by a May 10 deadline.  Comer said he wants to work with Senate Republicans to hold the FBI's budget "hostage" until the agency gets new leadership or provides the document.

FBI again refuses to comply with subpoena, declines to give House report on Biden bribery allegation.  The FBI again refused to comply Monday with House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer's subpoena for a document that allegedly details a pay-to-play scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden.  The bureau's latest refusal to turn over the unclassified FD-1023 document detailing an informant's criminal allegations against Biden, 80, came during a briefing between the Oversight Committee and FBI staff.  Comer (R-Ky.) is expected to reveal the panel's next steps in the quest for the document sometime this week.  Congress has the power to cut funding to federal agencies or use litigation to enforce subpoenas.  The Republican-led House of Representatives also could move to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt or begin impeachment proceedings in an effort to apply pressure.

Discredited But Massively Wealthy SPLC Working with Corrupt FBI.  The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is one of the Left's premier, well-heeled, and most dishonest and ruthless attack dogs.  It relentlessly smears legitimate conservative individuals and groups by labeling them as purveyors of "hate" and lumping them in with the likes of the KKK and neo-Nazis.  Its name-calling and defamation would be just more of the same rubbish that comes daily from the Left were it not for the fact that the social media giants and numerous other major corporations still take the massively discredited SPLC seriously and use its smear pieces as a guide to shun and deplatform various dissenters from the Leftist agenda.  So the SPLC sounds like the perfect organization for the Biden regime to work with, right?  Oh, absolutely.  Now this sinister and hateful group is partnering with the equally corrupt and politicized FBI.

Of Course, the FBI Supports the Regime.  But....  [Scroll down]  Really, I wouldn't want to be working at the FBI right now.  On the one hand, the doddering regime is always asking the FBI to bend the law to keep its trains running for one more day.  On the other hand, you FBI professionals are reduced to propping up a weak regime that is past its sell-by date.

When a Whistleblower Ain't a Whistleblower.  [Scroll down]  The testimony of these men solidifies what we already know: the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been horrifically politicized and weaponized against its agents and the American people.  Let the facts speak for themselves.  Parents who attended school board meetings over their concerns about the indoctrination of their children were designated as domestic terrorists.  I find that rather interesting because I have yet to see a concerned parent riot, commit violent acts, and burn down a school.  Yet, we have an organization, Antifa, that is doing exactly that, including committing acts of violence against law enforcement agencies.  Not a doggone thing is being done about it, and no investigation.  However, if you were in Washington, DC, on January 6th, you had FBI agents visiting your home.  Indeed an act of weaponized intimidation.  The FBI has found itself showing up on the doorsteps of pro-life activists.  We know it has even had agents infiltrating the Catholic Church, all because of supporting the first unalienable right, life, for the born and unborn.  However, it seems that the FBI cannot seem to infiltrate the organization Jane's Revenge which claimed responsibility for firebombing pro-life advocacy centers and vandalizing churches.  Instead of infiltrating the Catholic Church, what about the Satanic Temple of America?  They freely admit abortion — really infanticide — is a part of their "rituals."

The FBI or the Stasi?  The FBI is not a law enforcement organization.  It has become the American Stasi.  Does it do anything besides abuse its power?  Presumably so.  I am still naive or optimistic enough to assume that most people who join the agency are patriotic Americans who want to preserve our freedoms. [...] Long ago I gave up on the TV version of the Bureau.  The square-jawed noble fighters who slay evildoers daily are a PR gift by Hollywood to the agency, but still, most FBI agents are probably decent people doing a tough job.  But their leaders?  They are, it turns out, a bunch of corrupt hacks, and far too few agents are willing to buck the system.  Perhaps they are wise to do so, given what happens to anybody who objects.  You could become homeless.  The FBI did this to an agent.  Now the Democrats are sliming them as traitors.

FBI Collected License Plate Numbers of Parents Attending School Board Meetings.  During Thursday's hearing by the House Judiciary Select Committee on the weaponization of the federal government, FBI whistleblower Stephen Friend testified that he was ordered to write down the license plate numbers of parents who attended school board meetings.  Friend — a 12-year veteran of the bureau — was suspended after he refused to take part in a SWAT-style raid on a January 6 suspect who was facing misdemeanor charges last summer.  "I have an oath to uphold the Constitution," Mr. Friend, a 12-year veteran of the bureau, told his supervisors when he declined to participate in the raid on August 24, 2022.  "I have a moral objection and want to be considered a conscientious objector."  On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) questioned the FBI whistleblowers on the bureau's "terrorism symbol guide."  The agents told Gaetz that voicing support for the second amendment, the Betsy Ross flag and writing "2A" were all among the FBI's designated domestic terrorism symbols.  Gaetz then turned his attention to Friend and asked about school board meetings.

Five Revelations in Five Days Expose Chris Wray's FBI as Criminal Enterprise.  There was a time in the not-so-distant past when a vast majority of Americans trusted the FBI, valued its work, and believed in its mission and purpose.  A majority of Americans were proud of the FBI.  Then Trump came into office and the FBI was exposed by independent journalists as a crooked, immoral organization.  Whatever credibility the FBI had left was tossed out the window this week.

FBI whistleblowers describe retaliation by bureau brass against rank and file who speak out.  Three FBI whistleblowers testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee Thursday and described abuses they witnessed at the bureau and how the FBI retaliates against its employees who speak out against the agency.  Two current and former agents testified before the House Judiciary Committee's Weaponization of the Federal Government subcommittee and made several remarkable claims.  FBI Special Agent Garret O'Boyle, FBI Staff Operations Specialist Marcus Allen and former FBI Special Agent Stephen Friend testified that the bureau suspended or revoked their security clearances.  Additionally, they testified the bureau restricted them from seeking outside employment to support themselves and their families during their unpaid suspensions after they filed whistleblower disclosures to Congress about the agency.

FISA Court Report: FBI Continued to Abuse Surveillance Tool After Trump-Era Abuses.  The FBI continued to abuse a powerful digital surveillance tool even after the Bureau promised reforms following its Trump-era abuses, according to a newly-unsealed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court document.  The FBI misused Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) more than 278,000 times, the Washington Post reported, "including against crime victims, January 6 riot suspects, and people arrested at protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in 2020."  In one particularly egregious case, they reportedly relied on Section 702 to spy on 19,000 donors to a congressional candidate.  Section 702 is a provision of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 that "permits the government to conduct targeted surveillance of foreign persons located outside the United States, with the compelled assistance of electronic communication service providers, to acquire foreign intelligence information."  The law, created in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, allows National Security Agency and FBI employees a to search a vast database of electronic communications and other information.

FBI misused controversial surveillance tool to investigate Jan. 6 protesters.  The FBI improperly searched the personal communications of Americans who participated in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and the 2020 protests over police violence, newly declassified documents show.  The inappropriate searches of data intercepted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) were originally detailed in a classified April 2021 certification issued by the court that oversees the statute and found roughly 300,000 abuses logged between 2020 and early 2021.  The Biden administration on Friday also shared a second, significantly redacted document that detailed a technique for the FBI to conduct physical searches for the first time under FISA.

FBI refuses to hand over document Republicans claim ties Biden to 'criminal' access scheme with foreign national.  Top Republicans remind FBI Director Chris Wray he must comply with a subpoena for a document allegedly linking Joe Biden to a cash-for-access 'criminal scheme' or else face 'consequences.'  'The FBI's delay in producing a single, unclassified record is unacceptable,' said House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer to Wray in a Friday evening letter marking nine days since the deadline passed.  'The FBI's credibility is on the line, and their continued failure to cooperate will have long lasting consequences,' added Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

They Admit the FBI Had No Russian Collusion Evidence, But Defend the Agency Because They Hate Trump.  The Durham report explicitly said there was no evidence of Russian collusion, though the FBI went ahead on a bogus investigation regardless.  Disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok is central in signing off on this clown show.  The kernels behind this hoax predate the release of the findings by Special Counsel John Durham.  The Horowitz report released five years, which the liberal media erroneously said exonerated the FBI of political bias during the 2016 election, provided a preview of the antics within the J. Edgar Hoover Building.  As Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel aptly noted, Horowitz was careful with the language regarding bias.  That's not the same thing as declaring there was none.

FBI Misused Surveillance Tool More Than 278,000 Times Including Against Jan. 6 People, BLM, Political Donors.  The FBI has a surveillance tool that it can use to deal with foreign intelligence questions.  The tool is supposed to be used to target foreign actors, not Americans, and you are supposed to have an evidentiary basis for using it.  According to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order that came down in April 2022, but was released with redactions on Friday, the FBI misused that database more than 278,000 times.  The order was released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. [...] The report explained that 13 people connected to Jan. 6 were "inappropriately queried" to see if they had foreign ties.  In the case of BLM people, the FBI searched for 130 of them in the database during the 2020 riots.  Over 19,000 donors to a congressional campaign were also looked into, as well as victims of crimes, including "individuals listed in police homicide reports."  The latter included "victims, next-of-kin, witnesses, and suspects."  They didn't reveal who the congressional campaign involved.

FBI Whistleblowers Share Grievous Governmental Misconduct.  Three brave FBI whistleblowers, former Special Agents Garret O'Boyle and Steve Friend and Staff Operations Specialist Marcus Allen, all chose to speak in Thursday's hearing led by the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, knowing they might suffer additional retaliatory action from the government.  The three men were suspended from the FBI and have been subjected to grievous retaliatory measures because they dared to tell the truth.  According to the Committee's Executive Summary, one other whistleblower, Supervisory Intelligence Analyst George Hill, has testified behind closed doors.  Attorney Tristan Leavitt, President of Empower Oversight, also testified in the hearing.

The Dangers of Talking to the FBI.  The FBI is at your door.  Now what?  While you may have an urgent emotional need to "appear to cooperate" that first instinct must be suppressed in favor of a more intelligent, thoughtful and reasoned approach.  This article attempts to address the complex decision of whether to speak to the FBI when they wish to interview you.

Dirty FBI Revokes Security Clearances of Whistleblowers Before Congressional Testimony.  The House Weaponization Committee held a hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill.  Three government whistleblowers from the FBI testified before Congress on Thursday morning.  On Wednesday Chris Wray's FBI revoked the security clearances of three agents who espoused questioned the aggressive tactics by the FBI in targeting Trump supporters, conservatives, and pro-Life Americans, according to a letter the FBI sent the subcommittee on Wednesday.  FBI agents Marcus Allen, Garrett O'Boyle, and Steve Friend had already been suspended for questioning the agency's handling of the January 6 case and stating their beliefs that the FBI has been weaponized against conservatives.  Democrats on the Committee ran interference for the FBI.  The Democrat members were openly hostile to the witnesses and [attacked] them continuously.

Why the FBI has so few whistleblowers.  [Scroll down]  The three FBI special agents who did blow the whistle were treated to an astonishingly vindictive retaliation — starting with pullings of their security clearances, which left them unable to work — and a whole host of other petty, mean-spirited actions that would put the KGB to shame.  Whistleblower Marcus Allen, using internal channels, not the press, questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray's congressional testimony claiming there were no FBI informants among the Trumpsters on January 6, politely suggesting that perhaps the Director was being misled by his own men who were involved with such activity.  What did he get for that?  ["]Allen, on Thursday, will tell Congress that the bureau subsequently suspended his security clearance, questioned his loyalty to the United States, and accused him of holding "conspiratorial views."["]  More specifically, he got his clearance pulled while they "investigated" and while he was waiting for this big investigation of some kind, got his paycheck withheld, too.

Whistleblower Garret O'Boyle: FBI Has Created "Orwellian Atmosphere That Silences Opposition and Discussion".  FBI Whistleblower Garret O'Boyle's opening statement from Thursday's House "Weaponization of Government" committee hearing discusses his experience at the FBI including a "smear campaign" against him.  "Too many in the FBI aren't willing to sacrifice for the hard right over the easy wrong.  They see what becomes of whistleblowers.  How the FBI destroys their careers, suspends them under false pretenses, takes their security clearance and pay with no true options for real recourse or remedy," he said.  "This is by design.  It creates an Orwellian atmosphere that silences opposition and discussion."  "I couldn't knowingly and silently continue on this path without speaking out against the weaponization I witnessed," he said.  "All I wanted to do was serve my country by stopping bad guys and protecting the innocent.  To my chagrin, bad guys have begun running parts of the government, making it difficult to continue to serve this nation."

FBI Concerned Jan. 6 Footage Would Expose Undercover Agents, Informants: Whistleblower.  FBI officials were concerned that footage from inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, would show undercover agents and confidential informants, a whistleblower said in testimony revealed on May 18.  George Hill, a retired supervisory intelligence analyst who worked out of the FBI's Boston field office, recounted that the bureau's Washington field office (WFO) pressured officials in Boston to open investigations on 138 people who attended a rally on Jan. 6, 2021, even though there were no indications the people violated the law.  Boston officials pushed back, saying they would need evidence, such as footage of individuals inside the Capitol, to open investigations of the individuals.  "Happy to do it.  Show us where they were inside the Capitol, and we'll look into it," one official was quoted as saying.  "We can't show you those videos unless you can tell us the exact time and place those individuals were inside the Capitol," WFO officials responded, according to Hill.  Hill said Boston officials questioned why they couldn't get access to the tranche of some 11,000 hours of footage from inside the Capitol.  "Because there may be — may be — UCs, undercover officers, or ... confidential human sources, on those videos whose identity we need to protect," Washington-based officials responded.

Former FBI Official Tells House Republicans Bureau Denied Agents J6 Riot Footage To Protect Assets, Informants Present At U.S. Capitol.  A former FBI official claimed the bureau denied Boston Field Office agents access to 11,000 hours of U.S. Capitol video footage on January 6 out of fear it would reveal the identities of possible undercover officers and confidential informants present at the riot.  Members of the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government shared video testimony during a hearing Thursday of George Hill, who worked as a supervisory intelligence analyst for the Boston Field Office.  Hill alleged the bureau's Washington Field Office (WFO) pressured Boston agents to open investigations on 140 individuals who traveled to Washington, D.C., from Massachusetts to attend a political rally supporting former President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021.

FBI employees had security clearances revoked after speaking out against 'politicized rot': House report.  FBI employees who spoke out against the "politicized rot" within the bureau were suspended or had their security clearances revoked, the House Judiciary Committee and Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government said.  The committees released an interim staff report Thursday morning revealing new whistleblower testimony from several current and former FBI employees that exposes "abuses and misconduct in the FBI."  "The disclosures from these FBI employees highlight egregious abuse, misallocation of law enforcement resources and misconduct with the leadership ranks of the FBI," the report obtained by Fox News states.

FBI Agents Show Up To Pro-Life Activist's Parents House.  Two agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation visited the childhood home of a pro-life activist and told the woman's mother that they wanted to speak with her, according to footage obtained by The Daily Signal.  Elise Ketch is a member of the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, a group of mostly left-leaning activists who believe that abortion is the murder of a human child.  [Video clip]

FBI Agents Break Rank, Slam Agency For Efforts To Shield Biden: 'Entrenched With Partisan Politics'.  A coalition of former senior FBI agents have spoken out about what they claim is a "politicization" of the country's top domestic security agency based on recent statements and positions that favor incumbent President Joe Biden.  Speaking with the Daily Caller, the agents — each of whom served for more than 20 years — cited several instances of favoritism for Biden:  "We agree privately and uniformly that [the] FBI is heading in the wrong direction and has been too entrenched with partisan politics, starting from Director Comey and intensified under Director Christopher Wray.  We identified with Nicole Parker's claim that 'The FBI became politically weaponized, starting from the top in Washington trickling down to the field offices,' illustrated by inflating domestic violent extremism statistics, directing big tech companies to censor Americans, conducting an unprecedented raid on President Trump's home while suppressing key details related to the Hunter Biden probe as 'disinformation' and so on.  We have observed firsthand that too many FBI current agents are suffering low morale and too many Americans have lost trust in FBI," wrote the agents.

Occam's Razor — Fed Entrapment.  Occam's Razor: When faced with competing explanations for the same phenomenon, the simplest is likely the correct one.  (1) An investigative silo within the federal apparatus falsely identified me as "1% Watchdog."  (2) When confronted with the truth of the matter, and after their own independent investigation, federal investigators acknowledged that some other entity fabricated their bona fides using my identity.  (3) Admitted (by them) the most likely motive was to influence trust amid the communication group of "1% Watchdog." [...] In my humble opinion, and applying Occam's Razor, "1% Watchdog" was/is a federal agent.  What other motive would a person carry to fabricate their identity, create false bona fides, if not to influence a sense of trust in their target audience?

Confirmed: Jeffrey Epstein's History as an FBI Source.  Back in 2007, the Department of Justice gave Jeffrey Epstein a sweetheart deal that deferred prosecuting Epstein for federal offenses — including the interstate sex trafficking of minors and recruiting minors to engage in commercial sex acts — in exchange for Epstein pleading guilty to Florida state-level solicitation of prostitution and procurement charges.  The deal was shocking in both its timing and scope.  It was made before the FBI had interviewed all of Epstein's victims and before the FBI had seized Epstein's computers.  It immunized Epstein's known and unknown co-conspirators who were credibly accused of trafficking and abusing minors, a rare and troubling agreement you will not find in any other federal non-prosecution agreement:  "if Epstein successfully fulfills all of the terms and conditions of this agreement, the United States also agrees that it will not institute any criminal charges against any potential co-conspirators of Epstein, including but not limited to Sarah Kellen, Adriana Ross, Lesley Groff, or Nadia Marcinkova."  And it implicated both the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida (Alex Acosta) and Main Justice in Washington, D.C., which approved of the plea deal, delayed the grand jury, and stopped victims from being notified of the agreement in violation of federal law.

The FBI's Snipe Hunts.  When I was in the Boy Scouts, we used to send new scouts on a snipe hunt during their first campout. [...] Snipe hunting is also a gag the FBI plays on itself.  Only the FBI calls the snipes "white supremacist domestic terrorists" — which are apparently harder to find than Boy Scout snipes.  The feds use the "white supremacist" qualifier to avoid catching any BLM, Antifa, pro-abortion, or LGBTQ terrorists in their dragnet.  But parents, and others of a semi-fascist (i.e., MAGA) political persuasion are fair game.  At the request of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), the FBI investigated parents who protested at school board meetings.  Surely there's a criminal statute against that.  Congress just received the FBI's report on this initiative and it is not confidence inspiring.

Former FBI Agent Who Refused to Raid Jan. 6 Suspect Warns of Agency's Weaponization.  Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, Stephen Friend was told.  Why would he — an FBI special agent — not want to hunt down and jail rioters who killed police officers at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021?  The question, its justification, and its accuracy were equally troubling when they were presented to Friend by an FBI superior on Aug. 23, 2022.  "I responded back that no police officers were killed by any of the individuals who were charged with the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6," Friend recalled.

Did a 21-year-old air guardsman expose Biden's violation of the War Powers Act?  Last week, the mainstream media gleefully reported the arrest of a low-ranking, 21-year-old Air National Guardsman from Massachusetts named Jack Teixeira, who apparently, on an internet chat site, divulged state secrets in violation of the Espionage Act and embarrassed the Biden administration.  A small army of combat-fatigued FBI agents, wearing combat helmets and camos, armed with AR-15s and looking like 82nd Airborne Division wannabes parachuting beyond the lines at Normandy on D-Day, arrested the unarmed 21-year-old Teixeira, at home, alone.  Teixeira has no known record of violence, isn't a bombmaker or a nightclub shooter, and wasn't indicted on a violent crime.  But they came with enough firepower to storm the beachhead at Iwo Jima, displaying a "look-at-me" swagger, like when they arrested poor old Roger Stone.

2 FBI Agents Who Knelt at BLM Rally Gained Promotions.  Kneeling could be an avenue to rise through the ranks at the FBI, judging by promotions for two agents who did so in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters.  One of the two agents appears in a video for her alma mater saying that the FBI seeks a "diverse workforce" to ensure that the bureau is "looking like the communities that we represent."  Protests and riots linked to the Black Lives Matter movement swept the nation in the weeks and months after the May 25, 2020, killing of George Floyd, who was black, by a Minneapolis police officer who is white.  In some cases, law enforcement joined the protests.  At least six FBI agents from the bureau's Washington, D.C., field office were photographed kneeling during a BLM march on June 4, 2020, and were referred to derisively on social media as "Kneel Team Six."  The Daily Signal identified two of the kneeling agents through direct and indirect communications with former and current FBI officials.

"The Fall of the FBI" takes James Comey to task.  I have only one criticism of the just-released book by long-time superstar FBI agent Thomas Baker entitled "The Fall of the FBI."  It really should be entitled "The Winter of the FBI."  That's how bad things have gotten in the upper echelons of the Bureau.  It wasn't always that way.  More than half the book is a collection of true crime stories that illustrate the competence and professionalism of the Bureau in the old days.  Most end with the bad guys in jail.  Baker had a first-hand view of these cases because he was involved in many of them.

Ex-White House stenographer says FBI ignored Biden's role in son Hunter's business dealings.  Then-Vice President Joe Biden visited Ukraine on a mission to bolster the country's energy industry days after his son Hunter joined the board of natural gas company Burisma in 2014 — which a former White House stenographer claims implicates the now-80-year-old in a foreign influence-peddling "kickback scheme."  Mike McCormick says he was with current national security adviser Jake Sullivan — then a Biden aide — in the press cabin of Air Force Two en route to Kyiv on April 21, 2014, as he outlined how the world's wealthiest country would help the deeply corrupt post-Soviet state build its gas industry.  Giving a rundown of Biden's priorities for the trip, Sullivan — described as a "senior administration official" — said the then-vice president would "discuss with [Ukrainian officials] medium- and long-term strategies to boost conventional gas production, and also to begin to take advantage of the unconventional gas reserves that are in Ukraine."

House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Wray After Learning FBI Planned to 'Develop Sources' At Catholic Churches to Rat on Fellow Parishioners.  The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday, after learning that the Bureau planned to enlist sources at so-called "mainline" (Novus Ordo) Catholic parishes to inform on purportedly radicalized fellow parishioners.  In his letter to Wray, the committee's chairman, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), revealed for the first time that the FBI "relied on information derived from at least one undercover agent to produce its analysis and that the FBI proposed that its agents engage in outreach to Catholic parishes to develop sources among the clergy and church leadership to inform on Americans practicing their faith," Jordan wrote.  "This shocking information reinforces our need for all responsive documents," he added.  [Tweet]

FBI sought to develop sources in Catholic churches to combat domestic terrorism, docs show.  The FBI recently sought to develop sources inside Christian churches and Catholic dioceses as part of an effort to combat domestic terrorism, according to internal documents released by House Judiciary Committee on Monday [4/10/2023].  The internal documents — obtained last month by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., who are also members of the so-called Weaponization Subcommittee — showed the FBI planned to use churches as "new avenues for tripwire and source development."  The federal law enforcement agency also aimed to specifically target "mainline Catholic parishes" as part of its efforts.  In addition, according to Jordan, the FBI expressed interest in "leverag[ing] existing sources and/or initiat[ing] Type 5 Assessments to develop new sources with the placement and access."  And, in another example, the agency cited a desire to to sensitize religious congregations "to the warning signs of radicalization and enlist their assistance to serve as suspicious activity tripwires."

FBI Associates Slang Like 'Based' With 'Extremism,' Docs Show.  An investigation launched by The Heritage Foundation's Oversight Project found in early April that the FBI associated common social media language with "violent extremism."  Using a Freedom of Information Act request, The Heritage Foundation accessed a glossary of terms used by the FBI to flag indications of "involuntary celibate violent extremism" or "racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism," according to documents posted on Twitter.  Phrases such as "LARPing," "red pill," and "based" were all considered part of racial and ethical-extremist language, according to the documents.  The FBI also listed terms like "red pill; black pill," "rope," and "chad," as part of linguistics used by involuntary celibate violent extremism, or "incels." The document further argues that incels are those possibly wanting to "commit violence in support of their beliefs that society unjustly denies them sexual or romantic attention, to which they believe they are entitled."

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Thanks for the tip.  I have added these words to the list of Carnivore Trigger Words.

FBI Had 'At Least 40' Undercover Informants Instigating Trouble on January 6th.  Law enforcement agencies had at least 40 undercover FBI informants participating in surveillance work among defendants during the January 6 Capitol Hill protests.  Roger Roots, the lawyer for defendant American Proud Boys member Dominic Pezzola, filed a motion to reveal all undercover informants related to the January 6 case.  According to the filed document, several undercover law enforcement officers were at the Capitol that day, with at least 40 undercover informants or agents walking among them, which Roots claims were instigating trouble.  "Some of these undercover Metro officers marched with the Proud Boy march, and some appear to have played roles of instigators, in that they are seen on body-worn videos chanting 'Go!  Go!,' 'Stop the Steal!,' and 'Whose house?  Our house!' on January 6.  Others generally followed demonstrators toward the Capitol," Roots said.

DOJ 'inadvertently' hid evidence in case of FBI agent accused of colluding with Russia.  The Justice Department acknowledged Thursday that it "inadvertently" withheld evidence from defense attorneys representing a former top FBI official who was involved in the Trump-Russia collusion investigation and is now charged with conspiring with Russia to violate U.S. sanctions.  In a letter to Manhattan U.S. District Judge Jennifer Rearden, Justice Department prosecutor Damian Williams said his team mistakenly forgot to turn over four categories of evidence to ex-FBI official Charles McGonigal's defense team during the discovery process.  "In reviewing our files, the government identified certain items that were inadvertently omitted from the government's prior productions," Mr. Williams wrote.  "The government expects to make a supplemental discovery production containing these materials by the end of the week."

What Would a Real Manchurian Candidate Do Differently than Joe Biden?  The Biden regime's emphasis on identity politics (particularly as relates to pushing the LGBTQI agenda), critical race theory, diversity-equity-inclusion, and other Marxist policies have replaced meritocracy, experience, and competency in hiring and promotion decision-making.  The weaponizing of federal agencies against Democrat political enemies has been put on steroids over the past two years, with the FBI's continuing pursuit of J6 protestors moving into its third year.  The FBI's raid on former President Trump's private residence and opening of yet another special counsel investigation has exacerbated the mistrust of the federal government among many Americans.  The lack of the FBI's focused pursuit of violent antifa and BLM protestors stands in contrast to early morning raids of the homes of peaceful pro-life protestors.  The rule of law and equal justice under the law have been diminished by the highly politicized Biden Dept of Justice.

FBI handcuffs, interrogates innocent Delta Air Lines pilot in botched Boston training exercise.  The FBI and other federal agents burst into the wrong Boston hotel room Tuesday night during a training exercise, startling the guest inside who had no idea what was going on as he was handcuffed.  The incident occurred on the 15th floor of the Revere Hotel as agents were conducting a mock investigation.  FBI agents were assisting the U.S. Department of Defense in a training exercise inside the hotel to simulate a situation that DOD personnel might encounter in a deployed environment.  "Based on inaccurate information, they were mistakenly sent to the wrong room and detained an individual, not the intended role player," the FBI said in a statement.  The agents targeted room 1505, where a Delta Air Lines pilot was sleeping inside and opened the door, WBZ-TV reported.

America's Real Domestic Terrorists Are Hiding Behind Pride Flags.  America's current dystopian turn has been long in the making but manifesting more rapidly since about, oh, Jan. 20, 2021.  Ever since the reins of the United States government were handed over to a mumbling moron who is being controlled by people who are almost as slow as he is, the official narrative about good guys and bad guys has been turned upon its head.  Just last week, we were again discussing the dangerously messed up priorities of federal law enforcement.  Merrick Garland's unhinged rogue Justice Dept. has been eyeing concerned parents and traditional Catholics.  Neither group has produced any murderers yet.  In fact, they have yet to even produce any vaguely terrorist-type plans, despite being voted "Most Likely to Kill Other Americans" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  That discussion was last Wednesday, just two days after the horror in Nashville.  Since then, the narrative has been that the killer was really a victim and the victims were responsible for it all.

Is the FBI Planning to Intimidate Hunter Biden Whistleblowers?  I found disgraced FBI agent Timothy Thibault's girlfriend's Twitter account.  She has tweeted prolifically in defense of the former special agent.  While most are innocuous, a few of her posts raise some serious red flags.  Her tweets contain specific and non-public information where she suggests that the FBI is planning to respond to the whistleblowers that have come forward to congressional Republicans to expose the anti-Trump bias at the bureau and the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop during the 2020 election.  Her Twitter gives reason to believe that the FBI may be conspiring with Thibault to attempt to discredit and intimidate the whistleblowers, including by revealing their identities[.]  As you may recall, Timothy Thibault was one of the FBI agents who was in charge of the investigation into Hunter Biden's laptop, which the bureau originally obtained in 2019.  Last July, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley announced that FBI whistleblowers had come forward to his office alleging that Thibault deliberately suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop investigation before the 2020 election.  The whistleblowers also alleged a widespread effort within the FBI led by Thibault to downplay or discredit negative information about Hunter Biden.

Even If You Hate Trump, You Should Be Standing With Him Now.  The FBI used to be the very definition of an unimpeachable, incorruptible group of public servants who pursued justice without fear or favor.  Today, the Biden-era FBI is the sinister muscle of a corrupt regime that has not hesitated to unleash it against anyone, no matter how small, who dares to dissent from the Left's agenda, up to and including parents who protest at school board meetings against their children being indoctrinated with race hatred and sexualized by drag queens.  The Justice Department in general is an appallingly corrupt entity that has established a two-tier justice system, ruthlessly trying to frame Trump repeatedly while steadfastly ignoring ever-mounting evidence of the crimes of Hunter and Joe Biden, Nancy "Insider Trading" Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and others.  That two-tier justice system applies to every American citizen, not just the big names.

FBI Isn't Treating Nashville Shooting As Domestic Terrorism.  The FBI is not treating the Monday shooting in Nashville that killed six, including three small children, as an act of domestic terrorism, The Daily Wire has learned.  The FBI's definition of domestic terrorism is "Violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature."  The shooter was a 28-year-old woman who identified as a man and was a former student at the Christian elementary school.  Although transgender activists have complained of recent actions by the Tennessee legislature relating to transgender youth, police have not divulged a motive in the attack.  The shooter had a "manifesto," police said, though its contents have not been released.  "If it was terrorism, we would have federal jurisdiction.  Given that Nashville metro is leading the investigation, I think you can take a lot from that," Elizabeth Clement-Webb, a spokesperson for the Memphis Field Office of the FBI — which includes Nashville — told The Daily Wire.

The FBI's Work in Mass Shootings Is Not Pretty.  Former FBI director James Comey was in charge of finding what — and who — led up to some renowned, rather horrific mass shootings, which included Sandy Hook (2012), San Bernardino (2015), and Las Vegas (2017). [...] The FBI's continued failure to decipher key signals in mass shootings seems to point to a deliberate effort to cover for the billion-dollar behavioral health industry, which manages to obtain millions of dollars in state and federal funding after every single one of these mass murders.  Critical evidence that most shooters have been found to be on a cocktail of psychiatric drugs magically disappears from the FBI investigations and findings. [...] The bottom line is that the FBI enjoys a level of secrecy on so many levels.  With this level of power, the Bureau has the ability to conceal toxicology reports and mental health treatment records that are pertinent to finding the actual common denominator that drive these "mission-oriented killings."  Why does the FBI not disclose each shooter's history of long-term mental health treatment?  Is it because the public would question these treatments and possibly choose alternatives?

Matt Gaetz Announces Resolution Dedicated To Stopping FBI HQ Funds.  Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) announced on Tuesday that he is introducing a resolution that calls for halting funds dedicated to the FBI's next headquarters over concerns about politicization at the bureau.  The congressman specifically decries the FBI's Washington Field Office, which Gaetz said is "weaponized" and "rotten to the core."  Still, Gaetz acknowledged there "are still good men and women in the FBI whose task and purpose are to defend" the United States.  Titled the "FBI Washington Field Office House Arrest Act," Gaetz's resolution outlines a number of alleged misdeeds by the satellite office, including targeting parents critical of school board decisions and colluding with private sector companies during elections to censor information.

The FBI Showed Up on the Behest of Pfizer to Question a NY Woman About Her Anti-Vax Comments on Social Media.  Three days ago, the FBI paid a visit to a woman in New York following a complaint from Pfizer about her anti-vax comments on social media.  During the interrogation, the FBI repeatedly asked the woman the same questions, seemingly in an attempt to irritate her.  The agents' demeanor was described as stand-offish, adding to the woman's frustration.  Unfortunately, we do not have any further details at this time, and it's unclear why the FBI was involved in this matter.  [Video clip]

The FBI took her life savings.  Now she's fighting to help others get theirs back.  Linda Martin thought she was being responsible by putting her nest egg in a safe deposit box where she wouldn't be tempted to touch it.  She never imagined the FBI would seize her life savings.  "They didn't tell us why they took our money.  They haven't told us anything as far as what we did wrong," Martin, 58, told Fox News.  "We haven't done anything wrong.  We work and we saved our money because we were trying to save and buy a house."  Two years later, Martin still doesn't know why her money was taken or if she'll ever get it back.

Convenient Fire in the Guo Penthouse While the FBI Was There.  Guo Wengui, also known as Ho Wan Kwok, an exiled Chinese billionaire with business ties to Steve Bannon, has been arrested on federal fraud charges out of New York.  His penthouse suite went on fire within hours of the arrest.  Initially, the media was vague, with some suggesting it raises suspicions about Guo.  Conveniently and surprisingly, the fire broke out while the FBI was there!

A 'Spill' of FBI Secrets.  The FBI agent squirmed on the hot seat.  Confronted with messages the Justice Department attempted to conceal, Nicole Miller, one of the lead FBI investigators assigned to the Proud Boys case, was on the verge of admitting that the FBI monitored privileged communications between one defendant and his attorney in 2021.  "It appears so," Miller responded when asked by defense attorney Nicholas Smith on March 8 to confirm she and another agent discussed the content of emails exchanged between Zachary Rehl, one of five Proud Boys currently on trial for seditious conspiracy, and his former lawyer.  Smith read aloud one of Miller's texts: "I need to find other emails, but this one email definitely indicates that they want to go to trial, But don't freak out, Jason and Luke."  Smith turned to Miller.  "Now, 'Jason,' you understand to be referring to the prosecutor in this case, Jason McCullough.  Correct?"  But jurors never heard an answer.  After prosecutors loudly objected, Judge Timothy Kelly abruptly dismissed the jury.

Leaked chat proves FBI helped orchestrate J6.  Special Agent Nicole Miller accidentally revealed that her boss ordered her to destroy 338 items of evidence via chat logs that were leaked.  That's bad news for the prosecution.  And now it's official.  We are living under the very government our founding fathers warned us against.  Apparently, Miller not only lied to the defense, but also may have spied on attorney-client communications (last I checked, these fall under the 'privileged' category) after also being asked to "edit out that I was present" during a meeting with a confidential informant.  I guess this is the kind of 'higher loyalty' James Comey wrote about.

The FBI Just Admitted It Bought US Location Data.  The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation has acknowledged for the first time that it purchased US location data rather than obtaining a warrant.  While the practice of buying people's location data has grown increasingly common since the US Supreme Court reined in the government's ability to warrantlessly track Americans' phones nearly five years ago, the FBI had not previously revealed ever making such purchases.  The disclosure came today during a US Senate hearing on global threats attended by five of the nation's intelligence chiefs.  Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, put the question of the bureau's use of commercial data to its director, Christopher Wray:  "Does the FBI purchase US phone-geolocation information?"  Wray said his agency was not currently doing so, but he acknowledged that it had in the past.  He also limited his response to data companies gathered specifically for advertising purposes.

FBI Whistleblowers: Threat Tags Were Used to Target Conservatives.  In the latest stunning testimony from whistleblowers at the FBI, it has been alleged that the bureau actively used intelligence threat tags to label multiple groups of conservative activists as potential domestic terror threats.  According to Just The News, one such whistleblower told the House Judiciary Committee over the weekend that a terrorist threat tag originally created to target far-left activists who threatened conservative Supreme Court justices after the overturning of Roe v. Wade was ultimately flipped to the opposite purpose, and instead became a marker for pro-life activists that the FBI considered dangerous for simply protesting at abortion clinics.

Punish the FBI By Making Them Stay in Their Current Dump.  The Republicans now control the House, and they have a golden opportunity to do something about the weaponization of the FBI by making a petty, mean, and absolutely essential gesture — they can defund the billion-dollar new FBI building that would replace the decaying brutalist monstrosity of a building they currently infest.  No new palace for you, bums.  This needs to be a line in the sand for our guys in Washington, a pass/fail test to tell us who thinks it is still the era of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., and who knows what time it is.  It is time to act to rein in this active threat to Our Democracy masquerading as an LEO.  Republicans cannot keep up their unquestioning support of a federal agency that persecutes us in between its bouts of routine incompetence and corruption.

Garland and Wray Politicized the DOJ and FBI, While Betraying America's Trust.  Honesty, virtue, and fidelity to the law are alien concepts to Merrick Garland and Christopher Wray.  It is not that the attorney general and the FBI director are incompetent like their boss, Joe Biden.  Far from it.  They are crafty and cunning operators.  Armed with immense power and unlimited resources, they have become a law unto themselves.  Their desired end — often political — justifies any corrupt or wrongful means.  Operating under color of authority, they exploit it for partisan reasons.  They launch investigations that are unwarranted, while refusing to pursue those that are warranted.  They conduct raids based on ideology not law, persecuting people with whom they disagree.  Parents who complain at school board meetings are deemed terrorist threats.  So, too, are Catholics.  Pro-life activists are treated as criminals, while violent abortion activists and ANTIFA are allowed to commit crimes with impunity.

Life Among the Ruins.  Need we say anything about the lack of efficacy or morality of the Department of Justice, FBI, or CIA?  Or rather is there anything the FBI will not do?  Doctor court evidence?  Hire Twitter to suppress the news?  Monitor parents at school board meetings?  Allow directors to lie under oath or "misremember" before Congress?  Swiping clean subpoenaed phones?  Hiring fakers to compile dirt on a presidential candidate — and then using that known smear to hoodwink a judge to allow spying on Americans?  Suppressing evidence on a laptop to warp an election?  Raiding an ex-president's home with a SWAT-like team?  Spying on Catholics in mass?  Storming a home full of children of a man accused of a politically incorrect misdemeanor?

FBI Agents in Catholic Churches.  Until the Trump years, the law-abiding universally loved the FBI.  They protected our country and us, we thought.  They investigated domestic threats to America, we thought.  They were politically nonpartisan, like the military, we thought.  Respect for them was so universal that ABC had a show titled The F.B.I., starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., which depicted FBI heroism week after week.  And then we inadvertently uncovered worse than our worst fears as a new president came to Washington, D.C., from outside the Beltway culture and started "draining the swamp."  Maybe it was too late, and maybe it now is too late. [...] It turned out that the FBI, like the mainstream media, is yet another wing of the Democrat Party.  They no longer are nonpartisan.  They send SWAT teams to arrest septuagenarian Roger Stone in the middle of the night and "perp walk" the distinguished likes of Peter Navarro while turning a blind eye to crimes by progressives and their favored minions.  They destroyed Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.  By contrast, Hillary Clinton was not prosecuted, not even a teensy-weensy bit, after publicly spoliating 33,000 emails about yoga classes and wedding dresses and then having the hard drive taken from her bathroom to be hammered to smithereens.

The FBI Targeted Patriotic Conservatives Exercising Their First Amendment Rights:  'They're All Bleeping Terrorists'.  Antifa?  Black Lives Matter?  Come on, man!  You'll find it comforting to know that the FBI has been busy tracking the real terrorists that threaten the safety of every decent, law-abiding American today: people who traveled to Washington for Trump's rally against election fraud on Jan. 6, 2021, and Americans who dare to oppose the relentless sacrifices to Moloch that are the cornerstone of the Democrat Party's program.  The FBI has become so thoroughly corrupt and politicized that its agents apparently have no problem serving as attack dogs for the Left's sinister agenda.

FBI politicized J6 cases, targeted pro-lifers, whistleblowers tell House panel on weaponization.  The FBI has politicized cases regarding Jan. 6 defendants and pro-lifers while retaliating against internal whistleblowers, some of those whistleblowers testified last month to the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, according to portions of transcripts reviewed by Just the News.  Retired FBI supervisory intelligence analyst George Hill, who retired last year from the bureau's Boston field office, testified that the Washington Field Office pressured other field offices to investigate citizens for activities protected by the First Amendment.  Hill's own Boston Field Office, he said, pushed back against pressure from Washington to open cases on, first, seven individuals who came up in a sweep of bank records served up by the Bank of America, and then a larger group of 140 Americans guilty of nothing more than riding buses to D.C. to attend former President Trump's Stop the Steal rally on Jan. 6, 2021.

FBI Director Chris Wray Defends Sending 30 Armed Agents to Arrest Pro-Life Father Mark Houck.  It has become abundantly clear that the Biden administration and their accomplices are in favor of abortion.  They'll do whatever it takes to further the pro-abort narrative even if that means allowing pro-aborts to get away with violent acts of domestic terrorism while arresting innocent pro-lifers.  Flashback to September 2022, when father and husband Mark Houck was bombarded with at least two-dozen armed FBI agents and arrested over a minor altercation he'd had with an abortion supporter.  The arrest was absolutely berserk and Houck, as of Jan. 2023, has been cleared of all counts.  Nonetheless, the FBI is still claiming they weren't biased in their arrest.

FBI threat tag created after Supreme Court's Dobbs ruling 'shifted' to focus on pro-lifers, whistleblower says.  The FBI created a threat tag following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last year, but it later "shifted" to focus on pro-life individuals, an agent-turned-whistleblower told the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.  FBI Special Agent Garret O'Boyle, from the Wichita Resident Agency in the Kansas City Field Office, also said the FBI made him divide one domestic terrorism case into "four different cases," in what he described as an effort by the bureau to be able to show Congress an influx of domestic terrorism cases.

FBI Whistleblower Claims Agency Forced Him To Juice Domestic Terrorism Numbers.  An FBI whistleblower told the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government that the FBI had him divide up domestic terrorism cases to juice the number.  FBI Special Agent Garret O'Boyle of the Kansas City field office claimed the agency had him divide one domestic terrorism case into "four different cases," Fox News reported Thursday.  Dividing cases of domestic terrorism into multiple subdivisions allowed the FBI to go to Congress and say "look at all the domestic terrorism we've investigated," O'Boyle said.  "Where, really, I was working on one case," O'Boyle continued.  "But, the FBI can then say, well, he actually had four, and so we need you to give us more money because look at how big of a threat all this domestic terrorism is."

FBI Shielded Identities Of Undercover Assets Who May Have Been Inside Capitol On Jan. 6, Whistleblower Says.  The FBI's Washington Field Office (WFO) affirmed that there may have been "undercover officers" and "confidential human sources" inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to whistleblower testimony obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.  The FBI's Washington Field Office requested the Boston Field Office open investigations into 140 individuals who took buses from Massachusetts to D.C. on Jan. 6., but denied the office's request to see video proving those individuals were inside the Capitol, FBI whistleblower George Hill said during a Feb. 10 interview with the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.  The office claimed they needed to "protect" the identity of possible undercover agents, according to Hill.  The Boston office initially opened cases on two individuals that "definitive evidence" showed were in restricted areas of the Capitol, Hill said.  Because those individuals organized the buses to D.C., the WFO wanted cases opened on every individual on the bus.

Attorney general approves of treating pro-life activists like terrorists.  When a peaceful citizen offers to be booked voluntarily, but an armed team in riot gear shows up at his house instead, that arrest procedure is, on its very face, unnecessary, abusive, and possibly dangerous.  The only, repeat only, acceptable response is to say, "That was an excessive use of threatened force, for which I apologize on behalf of the Justice Department, and of the sort I will not allow to happen again."  Period, end of story.  With scared children running around, somebody could get killed if a sudden movement startles an armed agent.  If the FBI won't forswear such heavy use of force for ordinary arrests, somebody surely will eventually get killed.  If and when that happens, then morally, if not legally, [Attorney General Merrick] Garland would be guilty of being an accomplice to murder.

Former FBI agent sentenced to six years for taking bribes from organized crime figure.  Babak Broumand stood in a courtroom on Monday in shackles and a white jumpsuit as a federal judge balanced the ledger of his life.  There was the work Broumand did as an FBI agent, thwarting terrorist plots and threats from hostile nations.  Some missions were so secret they could not even be discussed in court.  And then there were the bribes he took from an organized crime figure.  "Where do you go?" U.S.  District Judge Gary Klausner asked before sentencing Broumand to six years in prison — four years less than what prosecutors had requested.

Twitter Coordinated with Intel Agencies.  Over the course of some 15 "Twitter Files" exposés, independent journalists also revealed the tech giant worked closely with intelligence agencies, resulting in the censorship of more speech.  As Matt Taibbi put it:  ["]The files show the FBI acting as doorman to a vast program of social media surveillance and censorship, encompassing agencies across the federal government — from the State Department to the Pentagon to the CIA.["]  "Requests poured in from FBI offices all over the country, day after day, hour after hour: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Baltimore," Taibbi wrote, with Twitter "taking requests from every conceivable government agency, from state officials in Wyoming, Georgia, Minnesota, Connecticut, California, and others to the NSA, FBI, DHS, DOD, DOJ, and many others."  And although Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk, could only share Twitter's internal communications, that material showed the CIA — referred to under the euphemism "Other Government Agencies" in the emails — "ended up sharing intelligence through the FBI and FITF [Foreign Influence Task Force] not just with Twitter, but with Yahoo!, Twitch, Cloudfare, LinkedIn, even Wikimedia."

A Partisan Judge's Parting Rampage.  Efforts to uncover election irregularities or lawfully object to the outcome are under criminal investigation resulting in the unprecedented weaponization of legal and judicial authority conducted by unaccountable prosecutors and judges.  Enabling this farce in the nation's capital is Beryl Howell, the chief judge of the D.C.  District Court.  A former Democratic staffer on Capitol Hill, Howell was appointed to the bench by Barack Obama in 2010 and elevated to chief judge in 2016.  Since then, Howell has steered the government's yearslong effort to put Trump in handcuffs.  She managed the grand jury proceedings for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and is currently overseeing the Justice Department's latest iteration of its "Get Trump" campaign — a sweeping investigation into alleged attempts to "overturn" the 2020 election.  Her latest broadside is aimed at Representative Scott Perry (R-Pa.).  FBI agents, acting at the direction of the rogue Washington Field Office, stole Perry's cell phone on August 9, 2022, the day after the same office executed an armed raid at Mar-a-Lago.  Perry was traveling with his family in New Jersey at the time when agents seized his phone, copied its contents, and returned the device.

30 years ago, the FBI might have had its biggest bomb: the World Trade Center attack.  On Feb. 26, 1993, a massive bomb in a van exploded in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center, killing six people, injuring more than a thousand and causing half a billion dollars in damage.  If the vehicle had been parked a few feet closer to one of the pillars, an entire tower could have collapsed.  The FBI "cracked the case" when a knucklehead plotter demanded a refund for his $400 deposit for the Ryder rental van used for the bombing.  Time observed the FBI "looked supremely capable in speedily rounding up suspects in the World Trade Center bombing."  FBI Director William Sessions declared, "Based on what was known to us at the time, we have no reason to believe we could have prevented the bombing of the World Trade Center."  Nonsense. [...] After the bombing, the FBI quickly rehired [Emad] Salem and promised him $1 million to develop evidence of additional terrorist plots.  Salem didn't trust the feds to pay so he secretly recorded his conversations with FBI agents.  In August 1993, as the case was heading for trial, news leaked that Salem had made tapes of more than 100 hours of his conversations with FBI agents and handlers.  Those tapes portrayed the FBI as co-conspirator with the terrorist plotters.

C'mon, FBI.  Just admit you stole the civil war gold.  I will readily admit that I've been a bit obsessed with the story of the Finders Keepers treasure hunters and the lost shipment of civil war gold they claim the FBI stole from them ever since the story first broke almost two years ago.  What's not to like?  It's a tale that has all the makings of a Hollywood script.  A stolen shipment of tons of gold bars that was allegedly buried in a cave in rural Dents Run, Pennsylvania.  A government agency acting in a shady fashion in the dark of night.  It was an instant classic.  Now the court case brought by Dennis Parada seeking to force the FBI to release all of their records from the event appears to be nearing its end.  A federal judge is preparing to rule on whether the Bureau will have to turn over all of the remaining documents, photographs, and video that it has refused to deliver despite multiple FOIA requests.  So will this story end with a bang or a whimper?

The FBI's Balkan scandal keeps spreading.  On Monday, I dropped [sic] a report that revealed the Federal Bureau of Investigation's embarrassing scandal surrounding its former star counterintelligence agent Charles McGonigal, who's been indicted on corruption-related federal charges, is much worse than the Department of Justice and the media have admitted.  While McGonigal was still serving as a senior FBI official in 2017 he became a partner of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and his ruling Socialist Party.  In that capacity, McGonigal is believed to have extorted wealthy Albanians in a sort of protection racket where the bureau bigwig promised to protect the oligarchs from U.S. sanctions in exchange for big bribes.  McGonigal's haul from this was on the order of $32 million (which was presumably shared with his partners).  I also reported that McGonigal shook down Shefqet Kastrati, Albania's top oil magnate, for 12 million euros, nearly $15 million, in 2017.

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"Dropped" is an ambiguous slang expression whose current usage originated in the music industry about ten years ago.  When boasting, "drop" means to publish or release a recording or a report.  Otherwise, the word "drop" most often means to discard or discontinue something of no remaining value.  When accusing the FBI of scandalous behavior, it is probably wise to refrain from trendy slang and any other terminology that could be easily misconstrued.

NYC sent fingerprints of unvaxxed teachers to FBI.  As the months and years go by, we continue to learn more and more about the government's handling of the pandemic response.  And the more we learn, the uglier the picture becomes.  I'm not just talking about the federal government here, either.  State and municipal government leaders were drinking deeply from the cup of executive authority during a declared state of emergency as well.  Today's story has elements of both and it even involves the Federal Bureau of Investigation, potentially adding another dark mark to the FBI's record.  It's being alleged that the municipal government of New York City sent the fingerprints of public school teachers who were fired after refusing to take the COVID injections to the Bureau.  They further assigned a "problem code" to the teachers' records, impeding their ability to find new work elsewhere.  This sounds like something that would happen in China or Russia, but it was reportedly taking place right here in America.

More Proof the FBI Is Being Weaponized Against American Citizens.  On Thursday, former FBI agent Nicole Parker, an 11-year veteran of the agency before she quit four months ago, testified before the House Subcommittee on Weaponization of the Federal Government. [...] Her testimony came just a day after another former agent released a document that the Richmond, Virginia, office of the FBI had generated urging field agents to infiltrate the Catholic church looking for terrorists.  Kyle Seraphin, a former FBI special agent, federal whistleblower, and USAF veteran, posted a copy of the report dated January 23, 2023, regarding "Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists in Radical-Traditionalist Catholic Ideology."  The report referred to "Radical-Traditionalist Catholics" (RTCs) and expressed "high confidence" that agents can mitigate their terrorist objectives by infiltrating local Catholic churches.  And where did the FBI get such information?

FBI whistleblower raises fresh concerns about bank record mining, undercover agents in J6 probe.  A recently retired FBI supervisory intelligence analyst told Congress in a whistleblower disclosure that agents in Boston were improperly pressured by Washington to open criminal cases on 140 people who had simply taken a bus ride to the Jan. 6 rally in Washington.  The agents refused because there was no evidence the attendees engaged in any criminality, the whistleblower said.  George Hill's testimony to the House Judiciary Committee also raised new civil liberty concerns about the FBI's Jan. 6 probe, including whether the Bureau mined Americans' bank records without court authority and whether the agency possesses video footage it is refusing to release because it identifies undercover agents and human sources who were at the U.S. Capitol that fateful day.

Democrats are okay with it, but...
Republicans Are Demanding Answers After FBI, DOJ Attempted to Label Catholics as 'Potential Terrorists'.  Republicans are calling out the FBI and the Justice Department (DOJ) after a leaked internal FBI memo revealed that the agency had plans to label Catholics as 'potential terrorists."  A coalition of 20 GOP state attorneys general, led by Virginia attorney general Jason Miyares, is demanding answers from FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, saying they are "horrified" to learn that the FBI's Richmond office circulated a report linking "radical traditionalist Catholics" to white supremacists and violent extremism.

Did the FBI collect the fingerprints of unvaccinated NYC teachers?  One year ago, New York City fired over 1,430 city employees who refused to take the COVID vaccine.  Several of those workers filed a class action lawsuit against the City.  During that lawsuit, the teachers' attorney introduced a sworn deposition stating that, when teachers refused the vaccination, the city flagged them as "problems" and handed their fingerprints over to both the FBI and the New York criminal justice system.  Michael Kane, the named plaintiff in Kane v. DeBlasio, has written a post revealing how New York City tried to criminalize teachers who refused to comply with the demand that they take injections of an experimental agent that's now proving to have been extremely dangerous.  He explains that, during a hearing on February 8, the attorney defending New York City "stated that educators fired for declining covid vaccination were not removed for misconduct, but rather for not meeting a requirement for employment."

In the 1960's, people like this were called "outside agitators."
The FBI Paid a Violent Felon to Infiltrate Racial Justice Movement.  As racial justice protests broke out nationwide in the summer of 2020, a man driving a silver hearse became a regular at the demonstrations in Denver.  He was a paunchy 5-foot-7 with a ruddy complexion and wore military fatigues with patches on the sleeves.  By activist standards, he was an old-timer:  pushing 50 as he swaggered through crowds of teens and 20-something protesters, a cigar clamped in his lips. [...] The driver of the hearse filled with guns was Michael Adam Windecker II.  He went by the nickname Mickey and boasted of having been a soldier for the French Foreign Legion and the Peshmerga, the Kurdish fighting force known most recently for battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. [...] Windecker was a fed.  The FBI paid him tens of thousands of dollars in cash to infiltrate and spy on racial justice groups during the summer of 2020.  For the last year, I've been investigating Windecker and his work for the FBI.

Whistleblower Says FBI Mined Bank Records for the J6 Probe.  George Hill is a military veteran and a former analyst for the NSA who has retired from the FBI's Boston field office.  Hill recently talked to the House Judiciary Committee about the FBI's probe of the events surrounding the January 6 riot at the nation's Capitol.  He also talked with Just the News Wednesday night about his concerns surrounding the agency's activities.  According to Hill, agents at the Boston field office were pressured to open criminal cases against people who had done nothing wrong.  Originally, agents were told to open cases against seven people who raised red flags during a sweep of records from the Bank of America.  Then, the scope increased to include people who had merely taken a bus to the Trump rally.  Hill said that the act of getting on a bus was not enough to merit criminal probes, and the Boston office refused to conduct the investigations.  This greatly displeased the Washington field office.  The issue moved up the chain of command in an effort to paint J6 participants as domestic terrorists, but the Boston office held its ground.

Former Agent Breaks Down In Tears When Detailing Her Time With 'Politicized' FBI.  Former FBI Special Agent Nicole Parker broke down in tears Thursday while testifying during a congressional hearing.  Parker said during the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government's inaugural hearing that she left her job at a hedge fund after 9/11 to serve her country, working as an FBI Special Agent from 2011-2022.  "I considered it a very sacred responsibility and was honored to be trusted to protect and serve the American people," Parker said, recounting how she joined a Miami field office. [...] "It was emotionally jarring, but I believed I was making an impactful difference.  And every day I woke up and embraced being a Special FBI agent until things changed.  Over the course of my 12+ years, the FBI's trajectory has transformed.  On paper, the bureau's mission has remained the same but its priorities and governing principles shifted dramatically.  The FBI became politically weaponized from the top in Washington and trickling down to the field offices."

FBI HQ Retracting Richmond Field Office Document Targeting 'Radical Traditionalist Catholics'.  [Scroll down]  The FBI Richmond office considers the traditionalists are a danger on par with terrorists and white supremacists.  Something tells me they don't separate the actual Traditional Catholics and us, who love some of the traditions.  It doesn't matter.  The traditionalists and the rest of us are not radicals.  If you're a Radical Traditionalist Catholic (RTC), then White supremacist.  Do you prefer the Latin Mass?  White supremacist.  Do you prefer to partake in other Catholic traditions pre-Vatican II?  You're a racist extremist.

FBI Internal Memo Warns against 'Radical Traditionalist Catholic Ideology'.  The FBI's Richmond field office released an internal memo last month warning against "radical traditionalist Catholic ideology," and claiming it "almost certainly presents new mitigation opportunities," according to a document shared by an FBI whistleblower on Wednesday.  Kyle Seraphin, who was a special agent at the bureau for six years before he was indefinitely suspended without pay in June 2022, published the document, "Interest of Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists in Radical Traditionalist Catholic Ideology Almost Certainly Presents New Mitigation Opportunities," on UncoverDC.com.  "In making this assessment, FBI Richmond relied on the key assumption that [racially or ethnically motivated extremists] will continue to find [radical-traditionalist Catholic or RTC] ideology attractive and will continue to attempt to connect with RTC adherents, both virtually via social media and in-person at places of worship," the document from January 23 states.

Congress is set to expose what may be the largest censorship system in U.S. history.  This coming week a new House select subcommittee will hold its first hearing on the FBI and the possible "weaponization" of government agencies.  A variety of such controversies have contributed to plunging public trust in government and the FBI in particular.  The role of the FBI in prior scandals will remain a point of heated debate in Congress.  However, members of both parties should be able to agree on the need to investigate one of the most serious allegations: Censorship by surrogate.  Many of the allegations of FBI bias are worthy of investigation.  Some of those allegations are problems of personnel who can be removed.  But a far more menacing problem has emerged in recent months with the release of information from Twitter.

Planned New FBI HQ Is Twice the Size of the Pentagon.  The federal government is proceeding with plans to build a new FBI headquarters complex twice the size of the Pentagon building.  Riveted into the colossal new project are woke regulations to ensure that the FBI center will comply with diversity, equity, LGBTQ+, and climate change political goals.  The plan, unveiled last September, has received little attention.  For years the FBI has sought to vacate its present headquarters, a brutalist concrete bunker on stilts and occupying two city blocks between the White House and the Capitol.  Plans for the new FBI headquarters specify that it will be built on one of three sites in suburban Virginia and Maryland.  Those sites are large parcels of 58, 61, and 80 acres.

Does the FBI Have Spies in Congress?  House Republicans vow to pull no punches when investigating the FBI this session of Congress.  The bureau may be monitoring them in return.  This is according to attorney Jesse Trentadue, who about a decade ago uncovered the FBI's "sensitive informant program."  He said the bureau uses it to embed informants in the media, congressional offices, churches, defense teams and other "sensitive" institutions.  Trentadue never found direct evidence of FBI informants operating in Congress — but that's because a federal court struck down his lawsuit seeking records about such activity in 2015.  Nearly eight years later, Trentadue told Headline USA that he hopes the newly formed House select subcommittee to investigate the weaponization of the federal government will resume what his lawsuit started.  Doing so would be in Congress's best interest, he said.

How the GOP has used whistleblowers to expose FBI controversies.  The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee is seeking testimony from FBI whistleblowers to attempt to get around the Biden administration's "stonewalling" on providing information about the investigations into former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.  The new revelation about congressional oversight on the classified documents saga is just the latest example of how Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has used whistleblowers to shed light on issues inside the FBI.  Jordan and other Republicans have previously revealed that FBI whistleblowers have alleged serious flaws in how the bureau has conducted major investigations, including those related to Hunter Biden, the Capitol riot, and parental protests at school board meetings.

Fix is in: FBI bungling case against Biden over top-secret documents.  The FBI issued the "all clear" on its latest search of one of President Biden's residences.  The announcement came with the first day of special counsel Robert Hur on the job at the Justice Department.  Hur may find that the Biden legal team feels that "all clear" extends beyond the latest search.  It could be challenging to make a criminal case after how the investigation has been handled.  At every stage, the FBI has adopted an approach that would compromise or complicate any criminal charge.  The FBI left the home untouched for over three months after classified documents were found in Biden's former office in DC.  While it was recently learned that the FBI did go to that office a couple weeks later, they reportedly elected to have personal counsel for the president conduct searches on the residences.  Biden then spent weeks traveling to these residences after the FBI waited to search the premises.

Another Trump-hating FBI lovebird flies out of the woodwork.  A certain amount of foofaraw came about when FBI bigshots Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were caught sending Trump-hating text-messages while in the throes of an extramarital affair.  And rightly, most of the attention went to the pair's illegal use of government property and underhanded Borgia-style machinations against the incoming U.S. president.  But their openly out there extramarital affair is worth noting, too.  Under FBI regulations, adulterous affairs are a firing offense, given that such behavior puts national security at risk and automatically leads to the loss of one's security clearance.  There's a lot of this going on at that troubled wokester agency now that a new lovebird case has emerged in the bust of FBI counterintelligence chief Charles McGonigal, yet nobody seems to be stopping it.  Sure enough, an angry mistress has emerged in McGonigal's case and she was reportedly instrumental in exposing his influence-peddling on behalf of a sanctioned Russian oligarch.

Classified documents found at Mike Pence's home in Indiana.  Lawyers for former Vice President Mike Pence said a "small number" of classified documents were found at his home in Carmel, Indiana, last week.  Pence's lawyers notified the National Archives and Records Administration of the discovery on Wednesday, according to a letter obtained by CNBC.  The classified documents were discovered on Jan. 16 after Pence had outside counsel with experience handling classified documents search his own home and records "out of an abundance of caution," following the news that classified documents were found at President Joe Biden's home and office, an attorney for Pence told the Archives.  The discovery, which was reported earlier by CNN, came after Pence said on several occasions he did not have any classified documents.  Gregory Jacob, an attorney at O'Melveny tasked with handling Pence's records, said in letter sent Sunday to the National Archives that the Justice Department sent FBI agents to Pence's home at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday to retrieve the documents, which were being stored in a safe, while he was in Washington, D.C., for the March for Life.

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Why do FBI agents always "visit" at night?  Why can't they drop by during normal business hours?  Is "shock and awe" really necessary when confronting somebody like Mike Pence, or is it just a bad habit?

The festering rot at the FBI seems bigger and deeper than we ever guessed.  Charles McGonigal, a retired counterintelligence investigator from the FBI's New York Field Office, was just arrested because he allegedly took substantial sums of money from Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire, to get the latter off a U.S. sanctions list.  Where this goes beyond the ordinary corruption that periodically crops up among people with too much power, too few morals, and too little accountability is that McGonigal was one of the people investigating Trump over the Russia Hoax, while Deripaska employed Christopher Steele, whose false dossier seeded the Russia Hoax.  Anyone who paid attention during the "hot" years of the Russia Hoax recognizes Deripaska's name.  He was a close ally of Vladimir Putin and, in 2018, the U.S. government sanctioned him for his involvement in Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea.

Tucker Carlson Asks Why FBI and DOJ Do Not Target Antifa Domestic Terrorists.  Intellectually honest observers have long realized that Antifa, as an organized domestic violence movement in the United States, could not exist if it was not supported directly or with willful blindness by the FBI. Sometimes you just have to accept things as they are, and not as you would wish them to be.  If the FBI did not support Antifa, it would be simple to target their financial mechanisms, fundraising platforms and social media networks that showcase their communications.  If the FBI didn't support Antifa, they would simply target the networks and arrest the participants for domestic terror related activity.  It is not that difficult to see the FBI doesn't do this because the FBI/DOJ support the violence.

FBI Official Who Investigated Trump for Russian Collusion Gets Arrested for Russian Collusion.  In a hilarious and astonishing turn of events, one of the FBI officials who investigated Donald Trump for supposed Russian collusion has now been arrested for Russian collusion.  Former agent Charles McGonigal, who headed up counterintelligence for the FBI's New York field office during the Trump-Russia saga, was placed under arrest for allegedly taking payments from Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.  What was he being paid to do?  According to CBS News, McGonigal and an interpreter named Sergey Shestakov agreed to investigate another Russian oligarch that Deripaska was targeting.

Former top FBI official Charles McGonigal arrested over ties to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.  A former top FBI official in New York has been arrested over his ties to a Russian oligarch, law enforcement sources told ABC News Monday.  Charles McGonigal, who was the special agent in charge of counterintelligence in the FBI's New York Field Office, is under arrest over his ties to Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire who has been sanctioned by the United States and criminally charged last year with violating those sanctions.  McGonigal retired from the FBI in 2018.  He was arrested Saturday afternoon after he arrived at JFK Airport following travel in Sri Lanka, the sources said.

Disturbing things I learned about the FBI.  Over the last month, a team of journalists that includes me has enjoyed extraordinary access to the internal emails and other documents of the social media platform Twitter.  As part of that investigation, I discovered that the FBI and intelligence community discredited factual information about Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings both after and before The New York Post revealed them to the world in October 2020. [...] It's important to understand that Hunter Biden earned tens of millions of dollars in contracts with foreign businesses, including ones linked to China's government, for which Hunter offered no real work.  [Tweet]  And yet, during all of 2020, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies repeatedly primed Twitter's head of site integrity (and later head of safety and trust) Yoel Roth to dismiss reports of Hunter Biden's laptop as a Russian "hack and leak" operation.

FBI offers implausible excuse for not overseeing Biden document search.  The sickening, pro-Democratic double standards at the Justice Department and FBI continue in full force.  The Justice Department's decision not to have FBI agents or other federal officials present as President Joe Biden 's personal lawyers searched for more classified documents is compelling evidence, yet again, of two-tiered law enforcement.  The department's excuses, meanwhile, are farcical.  "Mr. Biden's legal team ... discussed with the Justice Department the prospect of having FBI agents present while Mr. Biden's lawyers conducted the additional searches," reported the Wall Street Journal.  Bizarrely, the Justice Department declined, instead deciding that because Biden's team appeared to be cooperating, it would rely on that team to conduct the expanded search unsupervised.

Merrick Garland kept FBI out of Biden document search.  Not because it happened.  As I said yesterday, I think both the Trump and Biden classified document stories are nothingburgers.  Maybe they shouldn't be, but if either man wanted to compromise national security, they could do it without the aid of stolen documents.  Both are egotistical careless men who, due to their positions, can get away with stuff like this.  So it goes.  But the Biden documents story does huge political damage to the [frivolous] charges they were trying to get Trump on, and as such it is a huge embarrassment to Team Democrat.  The hypocrisy is glaringly obvious and impossible to ignore, however much MSNBC and the Democrats want you to.  And the hypocrisy gets worse by the minute.

Why Is The FBI Hiding Seth Rich's Two Laptops?  Officially, the DNC staffer Seth Rich was murdered in a bungled burglary on July 10th, 2016.  The problem with this story is that the FBI has been forced to admit recently that it has not only a copy of Seth Rich's home laptop, but also his work laptop.  Attorney Ty Clevenger has been responsible for discovering these facts — using FOIA requests.  [Tweet]  Why would the FBI have Seth Rich's two computers — unless Seth Rich was involved in the DNC email leak?  [Tweet]  The latest update on this bombshell story arrived on December 9th, when the FBI provided a new 8-page memo to Ty Clevenger.  The FBI admits to having both Seth Rich's personal laptop and his work laptop.  It also claims that the work laptop should not be subject to any FOIA requests because the FBI "collected it from a non-government third party."  The FBI also admits that "an outside entity" made "an image of the work laptop."  The agency does not want to turn over any records regarding the work laptop, of course.

Elon Highlights 'Concerning' Process to Destroy Secret Instructions from FBI to Twitter.  We've been reporting on the troubling close relationship that the FBI has had with Twitter.  The Twitter files have revealed the continual effort to censor people on the site as well as to act as a conduit for requests to censor from other governmental agencies — including the intelligence community.  Now PayPal co-founder and general partner of Craft Ventures, David Sacks, who has been close to Elon Musk, is highlighting one of the most concerning aspects of that FBI contacts to Benny Johnson on his show.  Sacks explained how the FBI was delivering secret instructions to Twitter via a special tool called "teleport" so that what they sent would disappear after ten days.  According to Sacks, such instructions could not be screenshot.  [Tweet]  But they could tell that some messages were sent via the teleport tool when they were looking at the emails and the FBI would tell Twitter Safety head Yoel Roth to look at the messages they just sent him on teleport.

3 Ways the Federal Government Is Being 'Weaponized'.  In the year leading up to November's midterm elections, Republicans constantly promised that if they won control of the House, they would launch a series of investigations into the Biden administration.  Newly-elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) seems determined to make good on that promise.  He is overseeing the creation of a new select committee, which will be led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to investigate abuses of power and the "Weaponization of Government." [...] The committee will look into "the politicization of the FBI" in relation to the Hunter Biden laptop story and also its actions against parents speaking out against problematic material being presented to children in K-12 classrooms.  But there are some other areas in which government agencies appear to be exhibiting a political bias.  For starters, the FBI has shown remarkable bias in how it has approached the abortion issue.  Indeed, the Bureau's conduct shows a distinct level of apathy for protecting those who are pro-life compared to how it has handled situations in which it protects those who are pro-abortion.

Report: Jim Jordan to Chair Subcommittee Probing into Politicization of FBI.  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) will reportedly chair a select subcommittee in the new Congress to investigate the politicization of the FBI revealed by the "Twitter Files."  The subcommittee will be called the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.  It will give Jordan, the incoming chair of the Judiciary Committee, the means to launch investigations into the White House, big tech, and weaponized law enforcement agencies, according to Axios.  Republicans are touting Jordan's subcommittee as a "Church Committee," a reference to a 1970s investigation by Senator Frank Church that uncovered intelligence wrongdoing by both parties.

Former FBI Agent Seeking Probation After Admitting to Destroying Evidence.  A former FBI agent is requesting that an Arkansas federal judge give him a year of probation after he pleaded guilty to destroying evidence while investigating a corruption case against Republican Arkansas State Sen. Jon Woods.  In August, the Department of Justice announced former FBI Special Agent Robert Cessario pleaded guilty in the Western District of Arkansas to erasing the contents of his government computer hard drive.  Cessario was one of the agents who investigated Woods, who was convicted on 15 corruption-related charges and was sentenced to more than 18 years in federal prison in 2018.  The charge that Cessario pled guilty to carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Retired FBI boss says agency has lost independence, been co-opted by liberal DOJ ideologues.  In a stunning rebuke, the FBI's retired chief of criminal investigations says his old agency has yielded the independence Congress gave it under the law and is now subservient to a group of liberal ideologues inside the Justice Department who have pressured agents to stray into unwarranted domestic spying and censorship.  Ex-FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker on Tuesday became the latest law enforcement or political figure to support creating an independent commission modeled after the U.S. Senate's 1970s Church Committee to investigate the FBI's practices and impose reforms on the storied law enforcement agency.

The Coup We Never Knew.  Did someone or something seize control of the United States? [...] What happened to the once trusted FBI?  Why almost overnight did its directors decide to mislead Congress, to deceive judges with concocted tales from fake dossiers and with doctored writs?  Did Congress pass a law that our federal leaders in the FBI or CIA could lie with impunity under oath?

10 Scandals To Keep Your Eye On In 2023.  [#4] FBI Corruption: Since SpyGate exploded in 2018 with then-House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes' release of his memorandum detailing the FBI's abuse of the FISA court system, evidence of FBI malfeasance has continued to mount.  While, to date, the FBI has avoided any real consequences for SpyGate and the burying of the Hunter Biden laptop story, last year saw a slew of agents becoming whistleblowers.  These whistleblowers include some in "senior positions," who reportedly told Sen. Chuck Grassley's office that FBI officials "falsely portray[ed] as disinformation evidence acquired from multiple sources that provided the FBI derogatory information related to Hunter Biden's financial and foreign business activities, even though some of that information had already been or could be verified."  More whistleblowers also reached out to GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, reporting that FBI officials "allegedly pressured agents to label cases as 'domestic violent extremism' to boost case numbers."  And multiple whistleblowers "have disclosed how the FBI leadership is conducting a 'purge' of FBI employees holding conservative views," and is allowing political bias to affect FBI investigations.

The FBI Transformed Into The KGB For The 'Clinton Crime Family,' They're Now Fuhrer Biden's Personal Gestapo.  The FBI has destroyed evidence of crimes committed by party officials.  During the Clinton email investigation, the feds destroyed computers and cell phones, at the request of the party official running for President, who also happened to be the target of the investigation — Hillary Rodham Clinton.  The FBI fabricated evidence against officials working for the RNC.  That would be people promoting a candidate to prevent the American communists from getting 4 more years of power.  An FBI lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, actually changed an email to mean the exact opposite of its intended message — to obtain a FISA warrant to surveil the Trump campaign.  After the 2016 election the FBI participated in a coup attempt against a duly elected president — because he was not of the preferred party.  They triggered the appointment of a special counsel to investigate a crime that they knew never happened.  They used the investigation, not the existence of any actual evidence, to taint the administration and support attempts to remove the President from office.  In the lead up to the 2020 election, the FBI hid evidence of crimes by the party's candidate for President, Joseph Robinette Biden.  When the existence of a laptop containing evidence of Joe Biden's corruption became known, the FBI kept its possession of the laptop secret and worked with social media companies to kill any public disclosure of the evidence.  An FBI disinformation operation claimed that the laptop was a Russian disinformation operation.

What Will the FBI Not Do?  What are the people to do about a federal law enforcement agency whose directors either repeatedly lie under oath, or mislead, or do not cooperate with congressional overseers?  What should we do with a bureau that alters court documents, deceives the court with information the FBI had good reason to know was false and leaks records of confidential presidential conversations to the media to prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor?  What should be done with a government agency that pays social media corporations to warp the dissemination of the news and suppress free expression and communications?  Or an agency that hires a foreign national to gather dirt on a presidential candidate and plots to ensure that there is "no way" a presidential candidate "gets elected" and destroys subpoenaed evidence?  What, if anything, should the people do about a once-respected law enforcement agency that repeatedly smears its critics, most recently as "conspiracy theorists"?

When the FBI Attacks Critics as "Conspiracy Theorists," It's Time to Reform the Bureau.  "Conspiracy theorists ... feeding the American public misinformation" is a familiar attack line for anyone raising free-speech concerns over the FBI's role in social media censorship.  What is different is that this attack came from the country's largest law enforcement agency, the FBI — and, since the FBI has made combatting "disinformation" a major focus of its work, the labeling of its critics is particularly menacing.  Fifty years ago, the Watergate scandal provoked a series of events that transformed not only the presidency but federal agencies like the FBI.  Americans demanded answers about the involvement of the FBI and other federal agencies in domestic politics.  Ultimately, Congress not only investigated the FBI but later impanelled the Church Committee to investigate a host of other abuses by intelligence agencies.

How the FBI Used Twitter to Lie to You.  The FBI we know is a creation of Hollywood.  From the beginning, J. Edgar Hoover sought to insert the bureau into movies and TV shows, to portray the agency as grounded in American values, and special agents as righteous competence personified. [...] This image of the FBI fails to highlight an important fact.  The FBI is allowed to lie to you.  They can lie to acquire information or encourage a confession. [...] But the most remarkable thing about the agency is that Theodore Roosevelt created the FBI via executive order after Congress refused his request to create a national police agency.  Now that agency, born in defiance of congressmen who saw no constitutional place for a national police force, is staffed by people who think it's their right to use any means they can find or develop, to override the constitutional procedure for choosing our president.

Juvenile bomb-threat caller never posed credible danger to HBCUs, but FBI refused to say so until after midterms.  The recently announced results of the FBI's investigation into bomb threats made in February targeting Historically Black Colleges and Universities effectively debunk the narrative that these threats were made by a malicious group of white supremacists.  On November 14 — six days after the midterm elections — USA Today reported a senior FBI official said the "bulk of the threats leveled against historically Black colleges earlier this year are believed to be linked to a single juvenile who has been prosecuted as a minor by state authorities."  The agency's admission raised more questions than it answered.  What the feds have not said is:
  •   The race of the suspect
  •   The motive of the suspect
  •   When the suspect was charged
  •   What state was the suspect charged in
  •   Why the agency did not charge the suspect as an adult after terrorizing HBCUs
And perhaps most importantly:  Why didn't the agency share the results of the investigation far sooner than a few days after the midterm elections — and after multiple requests from Congressional Republicans and Democrats?

Twitter Files fuel suspicions that FBI tipped the scales for Biden in 2020.  The FBI's coordination with social media companies ahead of the 2020 presidential election, revealed in Elon Musk's "Twitter Files," is galvanizing long-held suspicions that the FBI ran defense for then-candidate Joseph R. Biden as his links to son Hunter Biden's potentially illegal business schemes emerged.  Mr. Musk's steady drip of internal documents has exposed the extent to which the FBI worked with company executives to moderate content on the platform.  It included weekly meetings with Twitter executives before the company suppressed the New York Post's October 2020 report exposing emails found on Hunter Biden's now-infamous laptop computer.  The emails refuted Mr. Biden's claims that he didn't know about and wasn't involved in his son's overseas ventures.  During those meetings, which also included officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security, Twitter executives were cued to rumors that Hunter Biden would be the target of a "hack and leak operation."

Keywords: Whitewash, conflict of interest, deep state, swept under the rug.
FBI May Have Violated First Amendment with Twitter Censorship.  Will the FBI Investigate?  For years now, Leftists have waved away freedom of speech concerns over Big Tech's censorship of voices that dissent from the Left's agenda.  Twitter, Facebook, Google and the rest are all private companies, you see, and so they can set any speech policies they want.  Now that Elon Musk has bought Twitter, that argument has been consigned to the dustbin of history, as it might suggest that Musk is free to restore the freedom of speech on his platform.  But evidence is piling up that the FBI was actively involved in getting pre-Musk Twitter to censor patriots, and it may be that the bureau really did violate the First Amendment in nudging Twitter to deep-six voices it disliked.  Now the question is: who can investigate the FBI?  Will the FBI investigate itself?

Raiding Arizona.  A few weeks ago, Julie Kelly tweeted that FBI director Christopher Wray has scheduled a "bureau-wide call with all 36,000+ FBI employees" this month.  This is without recent precedent and if true, I hope it's to announce his resignation.  He should, of course, because the agency he heads has been engaged in more lawbreaking and unconstitutional conduct than I can easily document in the space allotted me here.  I can imagine the blather he'd spout along the lines of resigning to avoid a witch-hunt which would damage the reputation of the agency.  If such a meeting does take place and he does resign, it will be only to minimize the damage to himself from his incompetent management of an agency which under his watch has grown out of control, operated as a partisan secret police of the Democratic party, and rightly earned the distrust of citizens.  The FBI agent in charge of the D.C. office silently resigned just this week.  His conduct is illustrative of the Stasi-like operations the FBI under Wray has been engaged in.

Cleveland: FBI Lied About The Hunter Biden Laptop Story To Steal The Election From Trump.  "Our FBI lied to the media to get them to censor a story that directly impacted the 2020 election.  This is outrageous and you have to continue on to look at the other breadcrumbs we have," Federalist Legal Correspondent Margot Cleveland said on "I'm Right with Jesse Kelly."  [Video clip]

The Twitter Files And The FBI.  As Miranda Devine observed today, there is much more to be divulged.  Specifically, the FBI's meddling in the 2020 election and the FBI's pressure of social media companies, including Facebook and Twitter, to essentially censor the Hunter Biden story.  It's the story of FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan, who recently testified he was part of that effort:  During the deposition, Chan said that he, along with the FBI's Foreign Influence Task Force and senior Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency officials, had weekly meetings with major social media companies to warn against Russian disinformation attempts ahead of the 2020 election, according to a source in the Missouri attorney general's office.  These FBI warnings had to do with the potential Russian "hack and dump" or "hack and leak" of sensitive materials.  And they may have contributed to Twitter's assessment that the Hunter Biden materials may have been hacked, justifying Twitter's censorship of the story.  FBI Director Christopher Wray actually took pride in these efforts, admitting to the agency's involvement with social media companies "to make sure that their platforms are not used by foreign adversaries to spread disinformation and propaganda."  The censorship was directed from the top.

The FBI Needs to Be Pulled Up, Root and Branch.  The despicable activities of the FBI, some almost certainly reaching the criminal level, are too well known to repeat here, although Sen. Hawley gives a nice, brief listing of them in his questioning of The Honourable Mister Wray (s/o). This organization is so steeped in the deepest kind of rot and corruption that there does not seem to be much hope for its rehabilitation.  As analysts and commentators much more knowledgeable about matters surrounding the descent of this formerly great agency than I could ever pretend to be have observed, it should be abolished and its various important — non-political — functions spread among various entities so it can start afresh.  The very first act of the Republican who is inaugurated in January 2025 should be the firing of this little cretin and all of his sycophants, after which the real weeding can get started — pull it up, root and branch!

Key Takeaways from the FBI Whistleblowers Report.  On November 4, 2022, the Republican staff of the House Judiciary Committee published a report based primarily on whistleblower testimony, describing how the FBI and the Justice Department have become politically weaponized against conservatives. [...] I think we can draw several obvious conclusions from the report.
  [#1]   The FBI and the Justice Department have become hopelessly politically corrupted against conservatives.  The corruption is particularly dangerous because the FBI and the Justice Department have such enormous power.  They can destroy just about anyone they target because they essentially have unlimited resources.  They almost destroyed President Trump and General Flynn.  Think what happens when they come after someone with far fewer resources to fight back.
  [#2]   The scope of the corruption is so great and has lasted for such a long time that Christopher Wray and Merrick Garland had to know about it.  If they knew about it and did nothing to stop it, then they approved it.
  [#3]   The FBI simply cannot be trusted, and anyone who is being questioned by them must use extreme caution.  As the prominent attorney Harmeet Dhillon has recommended, "never speak to the FBI without your attorney present, and never speak to the FBI without making an audio or video recording of the entire conversation."

Feds Had Informants In Proud Boys and Oath Keepers for J6.  If Republicans eke out a win in the House of Representatives — which now seems likely — GOP leaders have promised to investigate numerous government scandals, including the irredeemably corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation.  One path of inquiry is how the bureau manufactures data to promote the phony narrative that "domestic violent extremists," i.e., supporters of Donald Trump, pose a security threat to the country.  Whistleblowers recently disclosed how the FBI is "misrepresenting the scale of domestic violent extremism nationwide by categorizing January 6th-related investigations as organic cases stemming from local field offices, instead of all related to one single incident," according to a report by GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee.  Shortly after the Capitol protest, FBI Director Christopher Wray designated the four-hour disturbance as an act of "domestic terror"; federal prosecutors routinely compare January 6 defendants to terrorists, enabling the government to seek — and receive — extended jail time for misdemeanors convictions and justify indefinite pretrial detention for nonviolent offenders.

In Completely Unforeseeable Twist, January 6th 'Conspiracy Theory' Turns out to Be True.  What's the current timeframe these days of "conspiracy theories" becoming fact?  Whatever it is, it sure seems to be accelerating. [...] Despite well over a year of deflections and denials, it is now confirmed that no less than eight FBI agents were embedded in the Proud Boys organization during the period surrounding January 6th.  [Tweet] [...] I'm sure you are totally shocked by this news.  Who could have possibly guessed that Christopher Wray's FBI, which ran an entrapment scheme involving Gretchen Whitmer prior to the 2020 election, would end up having been intimately involved in the lead-up to January 6th?  You have to admire the framing by the Times, though, pondering how much "federal investigators were able to learn from them about the violent mob attack."  Yes, I'm sure that's a real mystery.  Conversely, the FBI agents likely knew exactly what was being discussed the whole time, which would mean one of two things.  One possibility is that the Proud Boys weren't planning an insurrection and that conservatives who have called it a spontaneous event have been right all along.

The FBI's Transformation, from National Police to Domestic Spy Agency.  [FBI agent Steve Friend] worked a child pornography detail before being transferred to the assignment that would upend his life:  investigating J6.  The FBI not only took Friend off vital work chasing child predators to pursue questionable investigations of people maybe connected with the Capitol riots (often in some misdemeanor fashion), they used dubious bureaucratic methods he felt put him in an impossible spot.  Essentially, the FBI made Friend a supervisory agent in cases actually being run by the Washington field office, a trick replicated across the country that made domestic terrorism numbers appear to balloon overnight.  Instead of one investigation run out of Washington, the Bureau now had hundreds of "terrorism" cases "opening" in every field office in the country.  As a way to manipulate statistics, it was ingenious, but Friend could see it was also trouble.  As a member of a dying breed of agent raised to focus on making cases and securing convictions, Friend knew putting him nominally in charge of a case he wasn't really running was a gift to any good defense attorney, should a J6 case ever get to trial.

Can the FBI Be Saved from Itself — And Can We Be Saved from the FBI?  Over the past six years in particular, we have learned that FBI officials routinely deceive not only the public but also the institutions designed to protect the public from FBI overreach.  Agents lie to supervisors.  Supervisors lie to judges.  FBI directors mislead Congress.  And almost no one is ever punished.  Recent reports from the Justice Department inspector general found that field agents routinely fail to verify the facts they submit to the surveillance court in their warrant applications.  Another report found that most FBI officials ignore the prohibition on contact with the media.  In September, a Los Angeles judge accused the bureau of misleading the court in a search-warrant application it used to seize the contents of 1,400 safe-deposit boxes at strip-mall bank, many of which belonged to innocent citizens.  Earlier in 2022, Congress learned that the lead agents investigating Larry Nasser, the USA Gymnastics doctor who serially abused gymnasts under his care, lied to their superiors about his lack of culpability even though they had evidence of his crimes, which delayed justice for his victims and allowed Nasser to continue his predations.  One of the agents was allowed to retire with his full pension.

House Republicans release a scathing report alleging politicization of the DOJ and the FBI.  On Friday [11/4/2022], the Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee released 1050 page report detailing the claims made by myriad whistleblowers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the abuse of power and politicization of the nation's foremost law enforcement authority.  They called it "the first comprehensive accounting of the FBI's problems to date, which undermine the FBI's fundamental law-enforcement mission."  The following are the key details of the report.  The report states that Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray are willing participants in the Biden Administration's weaponization and politicization of law enforcement[.]  The whistleblowers describe the FBI's D.C. leadership as "rotted at its core," with a "systemic culture of unaccountability," and full of "rampant corruption, manipulation, and abuse" and that "the problem lies not with the majority of front-line agents who serve our country, but with the FBI's politicized bureaucracy."

House Republicans Release Extensive Report Detailing FBI Politicization.  House Republicans on the Judiciary Committee released a 1,000-page report on Friday outlining how the FBI and Justice Department have abandoned their commitment to political neutrality in recent years.  The report, which relies heavily on whistleblower accounts, is set to serve as a roadmap for the oversight investigation into the politicization of federal law enforcement that Republicans will undertake should they reclaim a House majority in next week's midterm elections.  The probe will be led by Representative Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), who is expected to become chairman of the Judiciary Committee if Republicans take the House.  "The Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the stewardship of Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, is broken," the GOP report states.  "The problem lies not with the majority of front-line agents who serve our country, but with the FBI's politicized bureaucracy."

The FBI's Gestapo Tactics: Hallmarks Of An Authoritarian Regime.  With every passing day, the United States government borrows yet another leaf from Nazi Germany's playbook: Secret police.  Secret courts.  Secret government agencies.  Surveillance.  Censorship.  Intimidation.  Harassment.  Torture.  Brutality.  Widespread corruption.  Entrapment.  Indoctrination.  Indefinite detention.  These are not tactics used by constitutional republics, where the rule of law and the rights of the citizenry reign supreme.  Rather, they are the hallmarks of authoritarian regimes, where secret police control the populace through intimidation, fear and official lawlessness on the part of government agents.

What should become of the FBI?  Current polls show a growing mistrust of the FBI among nearly half of America due to a spate of investigative activities that appear politically one-sided. [...] While the hyperbole is not helpful, the public's frustration is certainly understandable following disclosures by special counsel John Durham of abuses stemming from the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, the shocking search of a former Republican president's home over a document dispute, the highly tactical home arrests of pro-life protesters and other conservatives, and the unjustified early morning search of journalists' homes for the politically embarrassing diary of President Biden's daughter — to name just a few. [...] Keep in mind that 99 percent of the FBI had no involvement in any of the troubling investigations and actions listed above.  The majority go about their daily business working the kinds of cases we would want them to.  If whistleblower and other anecdotal reporting is to be believed, there is significant concern among current and retired FBI agents that some in the bureau are unduly cooperating with abusive Department of Justice (DOJ) political agendas.

FBI Reportedly Assisted Ottawa Police During Crackdown On Freedom Convoy Protesters.  Confidential minutes from a meeting of the Ottawa Police show that the FBI was providing support to the Canadian police during the trucker convoy protests opposing vaccine mandates.  The minutes do not specify what support the FBI was providing to the Canadian police, though it is implied that they were providing financial and intelligence-related support.  The minutes also indicate that the Ottawa police were receiving assistance from Canada's top spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).  It is possible that the FBI was investigating US citizens who donated to the trucker convoy movement via GiveSendGo, as hundreds of Americans allegedly donated to the convoy via the platform.  Canadian police used heavy-handed measures against Freedom Convoy protesters.  The matter was made worse after confidential text messages between police officers depicted them bragging about inflicting physical harm on the protesters.

Leaked FBI document lists "misinformation" as an "election crime".  A whistleblower leaked a document to Project Veritas showing that the FBI is focusing on election misinformation ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.  The document lists what the agency should categorize as "election crimes."  Among the election crimes highlighted in the documents is "misinformation."  The document defines misinformation as "false or misleading information spread mistakenly or unintentionally."  Disinformation is also an election "crime," and is defined as "false or inaccurate information intended to mislead others."  It adds:  "Disinformation campaigns on social media are used to deliberately confuse, trick, or upset the public."  The document appears to be another effort by the federal government to determine what is true and what is false.

The FBI Raid and Disappearance of Journalist James Gordon Meek Should Chill You to the Bone.  James Gordon Meek is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who worked as a correspondent and producer for ABC News. [...] The government's record of disgrace continues, once again, straight from the Department of Justice.  On April 27, 2022, the FBI raided Meek's home and leaked the information that Meek had classified information on his laptop, which precipitated the need to conduct the raid.  Purportedly, the warrant and the reasons behind the raid should be under seal; but such is the nature of this FBI.  I am nowhere near the investigative journalist that Meek is, but the last thing I would think of doing is leaving sensitive information on my laptop.  That's Investigative Journalism 101.  If anything, you bury several copies someplace non-digital and non-traceable.  These days, my dog's bed is safer than a safe deposit box.  I seriously doubt a savvy professional like Meek made such a grave error in judgment.  But, there are lots of things being manufactured by the government these days — none of them good.

No longer a 'two-tiered' system, there is no justice in America.  Now it is easy to see why people have come to believe that the once-vaunted justice system in the US became two-tiered; one for favored elites and one for those the elites loathe.  There are countless examples of this:  peaceful pro-life demonstrators have been raided and charged with serious crimes that they did not commit, while those who fire-bomb pregnancy centers are not even investigated, let alone charged.  Among the hundreds of violent protesters who burned their own cities down in the wake of the George Floyd debacle, few were charged with the crimes they committed and most of those that were had the charges dropped. [...] Now we must face the fact that there is actually no justice to be had in America in 2022.  Trump Derangement Syndrome has led inexorably to what we now see occurring daily in our once great nation:  The proven guilty go free and the innocent have their homes raided by a pack of armed FBI agents who seem to delight in traumatizing law-abiding citizens.

Eight things that killed the Democrat Party.  [#3] Corruption in the FBI:  The malicious and ethics-free raid on Mar-a-Lago is viewed even by many Democrats and all Republicans as vicious political intimidation, with the goal of destroying any followers of Donald Trump.  This began in earnest during the "Russia collusion" case and saw its culmination in midnight raids of innocent conservatives revealing a hateful, vengeful vigilantism on the part of the radical left.  In the hope that supporters of Trump and other conservative candidates would drop out of politics in fear of similar reprisals, these Gestapo tactics have not only solidified Trump's support and the support of even moderately conservative candidates, but have shown the Left to be petty children in a deranged, red-haze temper tantrum.

The FBI's Million-Dollar Men.  Proceedings underway in three U.S. courtrooms are providing a coordinated view into the abuse of the FBI's confidential human source (CHS) program, a cash-flush operation now primarily used to bolster Democratic Party narratives instead of detecting and preventing crime.  As I've reported, the FBI spends an average of $42 million per year to pay informants and does so with absolutely no financial or legal accountability.  Confidential human sources are paid in cash; they can offer their services for a variety of reasons including financial need or to obtain a change in immigration status.  FBI agents are required to keep at least one informant on the books, an FBI whistleblower told me; successfully using a CHS to bust up a crime is one way to get promoted.

It's now very clear FBI leaders went 'crazy' to protect Hillary Clinton, Hunter Biden.  [Quoting Newt Gingrich:]  I don't know what will happen in a jury trial like that, but I think it's very clear from the evidence that's been unearthed that the FBI at the very top had gone crazy.  They were doing things that I mean, how can you go out and actively try to undermine the President of the United States the way they did?  Just as they went out to protect Hillary Clinton and they've gone out to protect Hunter Biden.  This is the most corrupt FBI leadership in American history.  And there's going to have to be a commission or something to look at it, and potentially it's going to have to be broken up into two or three different agencies.  This is really serious stuff because these guys have the power to put you in jail.  So it's not politics.  This is the criminal justice system and it was clearly perverted by the last two FBI directors.

Christopher Wray certainly seems to be enjoying the FBI's private jet.  FBI Director Christopher Wray certainly gets around. [...] But then again, he's in charge of the nation's largest federal law enforcement agency, so I'm sure he's got a lot on his plate.  The question surrounding his activities this week, however, has less to do with how often he travels than it does with how he travels.  It seems that Wray has been making very liberal use of the FBI's private jet when he needs to get away from the Beltway.  On at least one occasion he used it to head to his family's vacation home in the Adirondack Mountains.  And another series of trips to the Atlanta area is also under scrutiny.  The problem is that Congress never authorized that jet for personal use.  It's only supposed to be used for counterterrorism purposes.

Director Christopher Wray's use of FBI jet amounts to 'embezzlement,' current, ex-agents allege.  Former and current FBI agents are fuming about Director Christopher Wray's use of the FBI's private jet, which originally was intended by Congress only to be used for counterterrorism purposes.  A lot of other Americans would like to know why Wray cut short a Senate oversight hearing on Aug. 4 to fly in the FBI jet to his family holiday destination in the Adirondacks, after telling Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that he had "business" to attend to.  Republican members of Congress sent a formal letter to Wray on Aug. 15 asking whether the flight was in "compliance with the applicable federal regulations and requirements" and whether he is "properly reimbursing federal taxpayers for your personal travel aboard government aircraft."  The FBI's Gulfstream G550 doesn't appear to have visited Saranac Lake again since The Post first reported on that trip, and two other flights on June 2 and June 5, 2022.

The Democrat Party Is Crumbling.  [Scroll down] Let's take a look at what was and what is, and how the truth is oozing out and killing the Democrats: [...] The FBI was America's foremost law enforcement agency.  Today, everyone sees that they have become the Democrats' KGB.  The FBI decided to bury Hunter's laptop, full of slimy business dealings and amateur porn, and instead focus again on taking down Donald Trump.  They are now arresting pro-lifers for non-federal crimes.  Everyone sees the swamp in action.

FBI Ignores Court Order To Hand Over Evidence About Seth Rich.  The FBI is ignoring a court order directing the bureau to hand over records relating to murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich's laptop.  This week, the Biden administration asked for more time to respond to U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant's September 22, 2022 order telling the FBI to release the evidence.  The bureau is also withholding three reports produced by CrowdStrike in 2016 regarding the alleged hack of the DNC servers.  Lawflog.com reports: First the laptop.  The FBI wants two more weeks so it can prepare a motion for reconsideration.  As a courtesy, we have not objected to the request.  According to the government's motion, "the FBI is uncertain how to comply with the Court's order as written, and the FBI is seeking input from a pending appellate consultation regarding the order to properly address this issue."

The FBI framed Trump and saved Hunter Biden: it's time to clean house, for good.  Denial is no longer possible:  FBI headquarters not only pumped up the Russiagate scandal knowing none of the "evidence" held up, it then turned around to help deep-six actual evidence of Hunter Biden crimes that tainted now-President Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 election.  The latest revelations come from special counsel John Durham's prosecution of "Steele dossier" gofer Igor Danchenko.  Specifically, disgraced FBI analyst Brian Auten testified that the FBI dangled $1 million for Christopher Steele to verify at least part of his package of allegations against President Donald Trump — all of which, we now know, came from Danchenko's water-cooler gossip with pals in DC.  That is, the FBI was on a Hail Mary quest to verify the dossier even as it was touting the specious material as evidence of Trump's Moscow misdeeds, including getting a national security court OK to surveil ex-Trumpie Carter Page.  The FBI and Justice Department were lying in sworn documents shared with the court and other federal agencies.

Can the FBI's Reputation Sink Any Lower?  This week Department of Justice (DOJ) Special Counsel John Durham will begin presenting evidence in the trial of Igor Danchenko, the serial liar whom the FBI used as its "source" to justify spying on the Trump campaign.  Durham has already made a bombshell disclosure that the FBI secretly put Danchenko on the bureau's payroll despite knowing that the information he fed them was fabricated.  There is much speculation that more evidence of the bureau's misconduct will be revealed as the Danchenko trial unfolds.  Danchenko was the principal "source" for bogus tales about former President Donald Trump, including the infamous (and fictional) pee tape.  Danchenko's lurid fiction was the centerpiece of the discredited Steele dossier.  The dossier was not verified intelligence; rather, it was a political hit job compiled by the Clinton campaign and paid for by the Democratic National Committee.  Yet, then-FBI Director James Comey and his "Crossfire Hurricane" team were so eager find a way to spy on the Trump campaign that they applied for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants without even checking to verify Danchenko's outlandish claims.

FBI whistleblowers: Hundreds of agents have resigned to escape sexual misconduct allegations.  A top Republican senator revealed whistleblower allegations and internal Justice Department records showing that, in an effort to avoid being held accountable, hundreds of employees at the FBI either resigned or retired from the bureau after being accused of sexual misconduct.  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made his findings public in a Thursday letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, stating that the allegations and records "paint a disgraceful picture of abuse that women within the FBI have had to live with" for years.  "Lawful, protected whistleblower disclosures provided to my office include allegations and records that show hundreds of FBI employees have retired or resigned because of sexual misconduct allegations against them and that they did so in order to avoid accountability," Grassley said.  "This abuse and misconduct is outrageous and beyond unacceptable."

It's time to strip down the FBI to bare bones.  Our Founders feared the presence of a standing army in our streets, but they never envisioned that one day we'd have an even more powerful force than an army deployed domestically.  Rather than calling it a military, we simply call it the FBI.  But make no mistake, the bureau has more authority, firepower, resources, and surveillance than any military James Madison could have envisioned.  Such amassed power would be frightening enough in the hands of good people, but now that we know the FBI is full of neo-Marxists directing operations against patriot Americans, how is dismantling of the FBI not the biggest priority of Republicans?  "The FBI has been collapsed into nothing more than a police agency for the Democratic Party," said Terry Turchie, the retired former head of counterterrorism and front-line agent of almost 30 years, in an exclusive interview with the New York Post.  "Many of us feel that over the decades [we have seen] the complete compromise of the bureau."  He was one of 30 retired agents who came to the defense of whistleblower Stephen Friend, who is accusing the FBI of essentially becoming the enforcement arm of the Democrat Party.  That would be dangerous for even a non-weaponized agency of the government, but for the FBI, which is armed to the teeth with tactics, technology, manpower, and weapons, it is an existential threat to our liberties the likes of which we've never faced before.

FBI insiders say agents who took a knee during BLM protests were rewarded.  The politicization of the FBI is being implemented by the promotion of liberal agents into positions of authority and the punishment or dismissal of agents who support conservative causes, FBI insiders told The Washington Times.  They said this institutionalizes a liberal bias in the upper ranks of the nation's premier law enforcement agency.  In one high-profile example, an FBI agent on duty demonstrated solidarity with Black Lives Matter marchers in Washington by "taking a knee" as the protesters passed.  The agent was rewarded with a promotion to a supervisor rank.  The BLM march in Washington in 2020 was part of protests and riots that swept the country in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  Some law enforcement officers began kneeling with BLM protesters in Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; Los Angeles; Coral Gables, Florida; Buffalo, New York; and elsewhere.  Among six on-duty agents in full FBI gear who "took a knee" for BLM protesters in Washington was a female agent who later was promoted to the No. 2 supervisory post at the Washington field office.

30 ex-FBI agents stand up to support whistleblower who exposed agency's political bias.  Thirty former FBI agents, including a retired deputy assistant director, head of counterterrorism and five SWAT team members, have spoken out publicly in support of suspended FBI whistleblower Stephen Friend.  Their heartfelt messages, obtained exclusively by The [New York] Post, show a deep and widespread anguish about the politicization of the FBI.  "It's time to stop the FBI from being the enforcer of a political party's ideology," says Ernie Tibaldi, a retired agent from San Francisco. "We need to re-establish the FBI as the apolitical and independent law enforcement entity that it always was."  He expressed gratitude to Friend "for having the courage to stand up to the corruption that has taken over the leadership of the FBI."  Many former agents hailed Friend, a SWAT team member in Florida, as a "hero" after he was punished for refusing to participate in what he regarded as unnecessarily heavy-handed SWAT raids over Jan. 6 misdemeanors.

Court Filing Reveals Mike Lindell Is Target Of DOJ Investigation.  Just over a week ago, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's Minnesota duck-hunting getaway was abruptly interrupted when a team of FBI agents rolled up to a Hardee's parking lot and surrounded him in the drive-thru line as if he was an ordinary fugitive and seized his mobile phone.  The incident sparked intense backlash online, with many remarking that the FBI is — once again — being used as a political weapon.  As a result of the cell phone seizure debacle, soon after, Lindell announced a lawsuit against President Joe Biden's DOJ and the FBI, challenging the seizure and insisting that his "First, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments" were violated.  Lindell, in his lawsuit, claimed that he was denied the chance to contact his attorney and said he feared "for his and his friend's lives" as the federal agents trapped them in the drive-thru.  Lindell listed U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray as defendants in the lawsuit.

FBI hero paying the price for exposing unjust 'persecution' of conservative Americans.  Bombshell allegations by FBI Special Agent Steve Friend contained in a whistleblower complaint filed late Wednesday with the Department of Justice inspector general reveal a politicized Washington, DC, FBI field office cooking the books to exaggerate the threat of domestic terrorism, and using an "overzealous" January 6 investigation to harass conservative Americans and violate their constitutional rights.  Friend, 37, a respected 12-year veteran of the FBI and a SWAT team member, was suspended Monday, stripped of his gun and badge, and escorted out of the FBI field office in Daytona Beach, Fla., after complaining to his supervisors about the violations.  He was declared absent without leave last month for refusing to participate in SWAT raids that he believed violated FBI policy and were a use of excessive force against Jan. 6 subjects accused of misdemeanor offenses.  This American hero, the father of two small children, has blown up his "dream career" because he could not live with his conscience if he continued to be part of what he sees as the unjust persecution of conservative Americans.

The DOJ and FBI are beyond fixing.  Republicans and conservatives like to say that we must reform the Justice Department and FBI.  I disagree.  If we win the majority in Congress, they both need to be gone.  That means completely gone, with no attempt to reform or rebuild them.  That may sound like an overreach but the time to restore our constitutional republic is upon us.  Do any of us really believe that we are somehow safer or more secure with an intact DOJ and FBI? They are irredeemably corrupt.  Weeding out some of the more sinister miscreants within those organizations will not change the culture that has evolved over the past few decades.  We have already tried that, and it made matters worse.  We should thank Barack Obama and Joe Biden for clearly illustrating to the American people the dangers inherent in an enforcement arm of the federal government.  We are now living in a police state that will, through intimidation and force, move the country toward one-party rule and totalitarianism.

The FBI may have just made the best case for dismantling itself.  I can't imagine there are really that many Americans left — outside of the FBI — who actually believe the agency is impartial, reverent to blind justice, or even adherent to the limits of their own stated mission, which is to "Protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States[.]"  At this point, those notions would be laughable, especially after what we saw happen at Mar-a-Lago.  To add to all of that, Tucker Carlson recently covered some highly disturbing allegations, from what we're being told, is an FBI whistleblower.  [Video clip]

Sources claim the FBI is manufacturing White supremacists to please Biden.  The Washington Times broke a story on Thursday that deserves much more attention than it got: According to both current and former rank-and-file FBI agents, Joe Biden is so desperate to prove that White supremacists are a huge threat to America that he's been pressuring agents to make up cases (something that may explain the FBI-inspired Gretchen Whitmer "kidnap plot" in Michigan).  The whistleblowers are anonymous, so this story is still an allegation, but it's certainly consistent with the administration's racial obsessions, the dearth of actual White supremacists, and the endless list of leftist hoaxes to offset that dearth.

Biden Reportedly Pressuring FBI to 'Cook Up' White Supremacy Cases.  The Biden administration has asserted one of the top security threats facing the nation comes from domestic extremists.  Supporting such a claim, however, requires cases, but rank-and-file FBI agents are saying the threat is way overblown.  According to The Washington Times, current and former FBI agents say the bureau is getting pressured to come up with domestic terror cases and find white supremacists in order to meet internal quotas.  "The demand for White supremacy" coming from FBI headquarters "vastly outstrips the supply of White supremacy," said one agent, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.  "We have more people assigned to investigate White supremacists than we can actually find."  The claim comes as President Biden hosted a United We Stand summit at the White House on Thursday where he announced a new initiative on "hate-motivated violence."

Former FBI Investigator Under Scrutiny for Ties to Russian Oligarch.  Charles McGonigal, the former head of counterintelligence at the FBI field office in New York City who was involved in the investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia during the 2016 election, has fallen under the scrutiny of a grand jury convened by U.S. attorneys late last year for his own ties with Russia and other foreign governments, reports Insider.  The grand jury is reportedly investigating McGonigal's business dealings with a top aide to Oleg Deripaska, the billionaire Russian oligarch who was at the center of allegations that Russia colluded with the Trump campaign, according to a recently obtained witness subpoena.  Prosecutors are also looking into whether McGonigal has ties to the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as any "payments or gifts" he was provided by the governments of Kosovo, Montenegro, and Albania.  It is not clear whether McGonigal is a target of the grand-jury investigation, or simply a subject whose activities are somehow related to it.  Failing to disclose activities covered by the Foreign Agents Registration Act, such as lobbying and public relations, is punishable by a $250,000 fine and up to five years in prison.

Federal Bureau Investigated.  On August 8, for the first time in U.S. history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the residence of a former president, Donald J. Trump.  That home invasion invites another first for America:  a sudden and thorough search of FBI headquarters, with bureau bosses and their lawyers barred from the premises and from contact with anyone inside.  Under these conditions, a crack team of independent investigators, deploying the latest forensic and high-tech tools, could be turned loose on all FBI files and records.  The first thing this team might uncover is recent FBI action in a high-profile whistleblower case.  Back on February 21, 2020, Philip Haney, author of See Something Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government's Submission to Jihad was "found deceased" in Amador County, California, killed by a gunshot to the chest.  Despite rumors, Haney's death was not a suicide.  The Amador sheriff, "reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist in analyzing documents, phone records, numerous thumb drives and a lap top that were recovered from the scene and Mr. Haney's RV. Those items and numerous other pieces of evidence, were turned over to the FBI.  The FBI has performed a forensic examination of these items.  We expect to receive these reports within the next few weeks."  More than two years later, there is no news on Haney's thumb drives, documents and laptop in FBI custody.

The FBI's Apex Bureaucracy Is Dangerous.  We have many grand American traditions.  The FBI is not one of them.  Neither the Constitution nor American history supports the existence of a quasi-independent national security force unconscionably vested with such broad authority to engage in domestic espionage, counterintelligence, and criminal enforcement as to render it omnisciently powerful.  That Congress and successive presidential administrations for the last century have allowed an institution possessing such supremacy over citizens to exist at all undermines the U.S. Constitution's principal guarantees against abusive government.  Even if it were led by and staffed with Americans of the highest moral character, its presence in a free nation would remain an abomination.  Whatever the FBI's past successes, it poses entirely too much of a threat to both Americans' liberty and security.  Given its highly political and suspect activities during the last decade and longer, those threats are no longer theoretical.  Without the FBI wasting law enforcement resources pursuing politically explosive yet highly questionable arrests near every election season, perhaps crime rates would actually drop.  Certainly Chris Wray's agents would no longer need to organize fake kidnapping attempts or set up fake terrorist attacks as part of the FIBbers' relentless efforts to inflate their own "domestic extremism" numbers! Without a doubt, many parents attending local school board meetings and conservative political protesters exercising constitutional rights would sleep better knowing that the strong-arm of the lawless won't be breaking down their doors in the middle of the night under the color of legal authority!

Smells Like Cover-up: Garland Tries to Shut Down DOJ Employees Talking to Congress.  We've been seeing a lot of FBI folks coming forward to blow the whistle on the politicization of the bureau, including accusations that they've been biased in shutting down lines of investigation against Hunter Biden and biased in opening them up regarding President Donald Trump.  We saw that one person accused of bias by the whistleblowers has now been shown the door — Timothy Thibault, who was allegedly involved at different points both in investigations against Trump and Hunter Biden.

FBI Agents Now Calling for Wray to Resign, Things Are 'out of Control'.  We've seen FBI whistleblowers flooding members of Congress with allegations of politicization, bias, and misconduct including investigations regarding Hunter Biden and President Donald Trump.  That must have been making Democrats nervous with what was being revealed.  Attorney General Merrick Garland sent out a letter to Justice Department employees telling them they shouldn't be talking to Congress, although he claimed in the letter that whistleblowers were not impeded by his letter.  Sure, then why are you sending out such a letter at this time?  It practically screams cover-up and that he's trying to shut down people talking.  But if he thought that would stop things, it doesn't sound like that's going to work.  FBI agents are now talking through Kurt Siuzdak, who represents whistleblowers at the Bureau, and he says that they are telling him that Wray has lost control and should resign.

Tucker Carlson Outlines Dramatic Timeline of Political Corruption Within the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  What Tucker Carlson outlined on his broadcast tonight is not a surprise to anyone here; however, it is good to see the direct accusations presented to millions of Americans.  The FBI is a corrupt politically motivated institution from top to bottom.  [Video clip]  [...] The FBI knew in advance of the Pulse Nightclub shooter (Omar Mateen) and were tipped off by the local sheriff.  The FBI knew in advance of the San Bernardino Terrorists (Tashfeen Malik).  The FBI knew in advance of the Boston Marathon Bombers (the Tsarnaev brothers) tipped off by Russians.  The FBI knew in advance of the Parkland High School shooter (Nikolas Cruz).  The FBI knew in advance of the Fort Hood shooter (Nidal Hasan), and the FBI knew in advance of Colorado grocery store shooter Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa.  The FBI took no action.  The case of the first recorded ISIS attack on U.S. soil was in Garland, Texas in 2015.  The FBI not only knew the shooters (Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi) in advance, BUT the FBI ALSO took the shooters to the venue and were standing only a few yards away when Simpson and Soofi opened fire.  Yes, you read that correctly — the FBI took the terrorists to the event and then watched it unfold.

FBI agents behind controversial Hunter Biden briefing in 2020 [have been] ordered to talk.  Two top Senate Republicans want to interview the FBI officials behind a controversial summer 2020 FBI briefing on Russia.  Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent a letter to the two FBI employees on Thursday, alleging the August 2020 briefing was "unnecessary and was only done because of pressure from our Democratic colleagues, including Democratic Leadership, to falsely attack our Biden investigation as advancing Russian disinformation."  The senators named Nikki Floris, the intelligence analyst in charge of the FBI Washington Field Office's intelligence division, and Bradley Benavides, the deputy assistant director of the FBI Washington Field Office's counterintelligence division, as being the officials who provided the Russia-related briefing on Aug. 6, 2020.  The senators want the duo to appear for a transcribed interview in September.

America Was a Better Place When the FBI Didn't Rig Elections.  Well over a year ago, I wrote in the Briefing that Donald Trump's biggest failure was not doing a thorough housecleaning at the FBI.  No doubt Trump agrees with me, given all that has been going on lately.  Yesterday's news revealed a double-whammy that added more clarity to just how heavy the Bureau's thumb was on the 2020 presidential election scale, and all of it has to do with Joe Biden's sleazebag progeny, Hunter.  It appears that the FBI was working overtime to make sure voters didn't have information about Hunter Biden's cocaine-and-hookers criminal antics.

Zuckerberg Revelation Shows FBI Interfered for Biden in 2020 Election.  Surprise, surprise.  It wasn't the social media platforms alone that censored the Hunter Biden laptop story before the election.  No, the FBI asked Facebook to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story before the 2020 election, calling it Russian disinformation.  Indeed, FBI investigators knew the laptop and its disgusting contents were all too real because they'd held possession of the laptop since 2019.  The laptop contained the disgusting details of Hunter's sex and drug life, business dealings, and evidence of big paydays from Ukraine and China — all of which presented a national security risk to the U.S.  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told podcaster Joe Rogan on Thursday that the FBI put Facebook "on high alert" to, wink, censor the Biden laptop story, wink, before the 2020 election.

Do you really think our DC overlords will change?  The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice are creations of the Executive Branch.  They are subservient to the Executive and derive their authority from the Executive.  It is the Executive that determines what is and what is not classified material.  It really goes to show who these people think they are:  government arbiters.  How is it that the regime is brazen enough to pull these shenanigans?  The answer is that nobody has ever been held to account, and as a result, the regime will continue to protect itself and further itself with impunity.  When Hillary Clinton destroyed subpoenaed emails and the FBI unilaterally determined that there was no reason to prosecute based on intent, did she get her door kicked in?  When the Clinton campaign, in conjunction with the FBI and the State Department, fabricated evidence and presented it to the courts as verifiable proof of a Russian-compromised Executive, was anyone held to account?  When the Democrats' first and second Trump impeachment committees openly doctored video and photographic evidence to sell their impeachment schemes to the public, did the press call them on it?

From Civil Compromise to Partisan Persecution.  [Scroll down]  The raid on Mar-a-Lago was such an event.  With this disgraceful stunt, the FBI has in effect openly acknowledged that it is little more than a political police force willingly placed in the service of the Democratic Party with its most prominent, public-facing role being to shelter and protect the Democratic Party's own well-connected and highly-placed criminals while criminalizing and persecuting its political opponents, right down to falsely framing and entrapping them when necessary.  If it isn't eventually dismantled entirely, perhaps the FBI should be renamed the FBCF — Federal Bureau of Custom Framing.  The FBI has lost the public trust and is undeserving of the benefit of the doubt.  Its partisan alignments are obvious.  The FBI has proven incapable of taking any interest in the innumerable crimes of Antifa and BLM, yet simply cannot refrain from issuing dire warnings against unruly parents who dare to oppose mandated racist indoctrination at school board meetings.  The FBI simply cannot be bothered to address the ongoing organized intimidation of Supreme Court justices by leftist thugs, yet shows no hesitation in branding patriotic imagery as a sign of probable alignment with domestic terrorism.

14 FBI Whistleblowers (and Counting) Can't Be Wrong:  There's a Problem at the Bureau.  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) revealed that FBI whistleblowers are popping up like pimples on prom night.  "Fourteen FBI agents have come to our office as whistleblowers, and they are good people," Jordan revealed to Fox News.  "There are lots of good people in the FBI.  It's the top that is the problem."  "Some of these good agents are coming to us, telling us what's going on, the political nature now of the Justice Department, talking about the school board issue, about a whole host of issues," Jordan continued.  [Tweet]

14 FBI Whistleblowers Have Come Forward:  Rep. Jordan.  Fourteen FBI whistleblowers have come forward to provide information to Republican congressional investigations, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said on Aug. 14, about a week after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump's Florida home.  "Fourteen FBI agents have come to our office as whistleblowers, and they are good people," Jordan told Fox News.  "There are lots of good people in the FBI.  It's the top that is the problem."  "Some of these good agents are coming to us, telling us ... what's going on — the political nature now of the Justice Department ... talking about the school board issue, about a whole host of issues," he added.  Two months ago, Jordan said that six FBI whistleblowers approached the committee.  Two came forward in relation to a school board memo and four in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.

Jim Jordan says 14 FBI whistleblowers have come forward.  More than a dozen FBI whistleblowers have come forward to Republican investigators in Congress, according to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).  The congressman, who is the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News host Trey Gowdy the number has risen to 14 after the FBI raid at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.  During a conversation about alleged politicization at the Justice Department, along with former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, Jordan made the case that the public has "figured it out" when it comes to what he characterized as the Left generating a lie, the "Big Media" reporting the lie, Big Tech amplifying the lie, and then both piling on Republicans when they catch on and say something.  He said there are agents in the bureau who have realized the same.

How many people work for the FBI?  The FBI employs approximately 35,000 people

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Fourteen whistleblowers is more than nothing, considering the FBI people are known for their silence.  But the other 34,986 FBI employees are content to play along with everything the Bureau does.

20 Things The Feds Probably Planted In The Boxes They Took From Trump's House.  Nine-and-a-half hours of secret snooping, 15 evidence boxes, and a jaunt through the former first lady's closet later, it's unclear what exactly FBI agents were looking for and ultimately recovered during their raid of former President Donald Trump's home in Florida.  Given the bureau's long track record of malfeasance, however — concocting an elaborate Russia collusion hoax, branding conservative parents as domestic terrorists, labeling anodyne right-wing symbols as extremist dog whistles, entrapping Americans in plots to kidnap radical governors, concluding a stand-off by murdering dozens of children, rigging an election by hiding information that harmed their preferred candidate, and egging on protesters and rioters before branding them as insurrectionists, just to name a few — it isn't too hard to imagine that some of the things the FBI recovered from Mar-a-Lago weren't recovered at all, but planted.

Defund The FBI!.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation, once so popular it had its own TV show solely dedicated to its heroics, has become a hyper-politicized, jackbooted bully that no longer serves the American people or the U.S. Constitution, which its employees are sworn to protect.  It has become, instead, the intelligence arm and domestic enforcer of the far left.  Did we say defund?  Yes.  But we don't mean simply to cut its funding, as leftists have disastrously proposed for police forces across the country.  We mean tear down the entire rotting edifice of the FBI and replacing it with a new agency that respects the Constitution and holds itself accountable to all Americans, not just the woke far left.

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[#1] The Congress can't even defund Sesame Street, after decades of threatening to do so.  The FBI would put up a fight (far greater than PBS would) if any defunding effort gets underway.  [#2] The FBI collects and stores information that can be used later against people.  That's what they do.  Does anyone think they only investigate criminals?  This writer and many others believe the FBI and the CIA have the dirt, if any exists, on every member of Congress.  That's why the Congress doesn't threaten the FBI.

The FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago home highlights the alarming double standard that gives Dems a pass.  "We believe in the rule of law.  That's what our country is about, and no person is above the law," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told "Today" show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie during a TV interview Tuesday [8/9/2022] in an attempt to justify the unprecedented FBI raid of former President Donald Trump's Palm Beach home. [...] And what about all the dirty cops at the highest echelons of the FBI and Department of Justice involved in the debunked "Russia Collusion" hoax — the fabricated, five-alarm conspiracy theory predicated on bogus opposition research used to try to stop Trump from being elected in 2016?  When that failed, the FBI launched politically charged investigations to derail the Trump administration.  The "Get Trump" cabal at the FBI/DOJ misled the FISA court to spy on the Donald Trump's campaign, an FBI lawyer doctored evidence, the devious Deep State colluded with complicit media in smearing the leader of the Republican Party.  Are they above the law?

How FBI Spy Stefan Halper Helped Put Two Bushes in the White House.  Mark Hemingway wrote a fascinating exposé chronicling the enigmatic life of Stefan Halper, the Cambridge University professor and FBI informant who attempted to entrap low-level Trump campaign associates with promises that "his friendship with Russian spies" could aid Trump's efforts to win the presidency.  Hemingway notes that although most Americans were unfamiliar with Halper until details of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane counterintelligence operation against the Republican presidential nominee came to light, he has been a stubbornly recurring fixture near the intersection of American politics and espionage for fifty years.

Durham-Sussmann notes battle pulls back curtain on Trump-era FBI.  Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, said Michael Sussmann met with the bureau in September 2016 on behalf of a client, according to notes from March 2017 made public by the Democratic cybersecurity lawyer.  The briefing notes contradict contemporaneous FBI notes and the defendant's own text message, though the defense team thinks they could prove decisive in special counsel John Durham's case against Sussmann.  Sussmann was indicted for allegedly concealing his clients, Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and "Tech Executive-1" Rodney Joffe, from FBI general counsel James Baker in late summer 2016 when he presented internet data that suggested a now-discredited back channel between the Trump Organization and Russia's Alfa-Bank.

"There's a Number of VERY Troubling Things Happening at the FBI": Whistleblower Leaks Documents to Project Veritas.  On Wednesday, Project Veritas released documents provided by an FBI whistleblower showing that the agency is targeting news media organizations in the US with secret criminal investigations.  The unnamed whistleblower, who has been a special agent for many years and is still employed with the bureau, provided the classified documents to Project Veritas in hopes of exposing the corruption and politically-motivated targeting that has taken over the FBI.

Report: FBI Corruption Targets Millions of Americans.  The FBI's corruption, even just over the last five years, has reached levels few imagined.  Sure, there's always been a certain amount of distrust of government agencies, and the FBI itself has a long history of malicious activity going back to its inception.  Yet, things truly went to the next level in the year prior to Donald Trump taking office, and they've only accelerated since then.

Did a Key FBI Agent in Whitmer Plot Attempt to Surveil Steven Crowder?  In 2017, Steven Crowder, a conservative activist and host of a popular YouTube channel, infiltrated Antifa with his producer.  Weeks before a speaking engagement by Ben Shapiro at the University of Utah — an event Antifa planned to disrupt violently — Crowder worked his way into the group through the use of burner phones and encrypted chats.  Crowder secretly recorded discussions between Antifa thugs promising to use "plain clothes and hard tactics" to shut down Shapiro's speech on September 28, 2017.  This included distributing weapons such as ice picks, combat knives, and guns.  Despite a heavy law enforcement presence for Shapiro's speech, pockets of violence did erupt as Antifa confronted police and Shapiro supporters outside the venue, resulting in the arrest of a handful of rabble-rousers.  Crowder then posted a video account of his undercover operation and noted a collective lack of interest by major news organizations in Antifa's violent pre-planning efforts.

DOJ Arrests 3 Individuals on Terrorism Charges Likely Linked to Patriot Front Group — But Others Were Let Go?  After TGP reporting on another likely government-sponsored group — the Patriot Front — the DOJ stepped into action and arrested three young men for terrorist activities.  These three were joined by others who were not arrested or indicted.  Four days ago we reported on three individuals arrested by the FBI who pleaded guilty to a plot to attack power grids in the US.  The FBI shared their arrests in a press release.  In the court filing it is reported that there were a few others who participated in this plan to reportedly take down the US power grid[.]

If they spied on Trump, they will spy on you.  If the revelation earlier this month that Big Tech executives continued to spy on Donald Trump after the 2016 election and into his presidency was an isolated incident, it would not be a grave concern.  But once you step back and see the pattern of behavior by those in power to spy on and systematically undermine a democratically elected president, every citizen should be concerned.  When the FBI first opened its investigation into allegations that candidate Trump was coordinating with Russia, the FBI inspector general reported that the leadership of the FBI "hand-picked" the team that would conduct "one of the most sensitive FBI investigations" in the agency's history.  These were supposed to be agents of the highest character and professionalism.

The January 6 Pipe Bombs Look Like Another FBI Hoax.  In the 15-minute time span before the joint session of Congress convened at 1:00 p.m. on January 6, 2021, two incidents that set the stage for the day's ensuing chaos happened simultaneously.  First, a man named Ryan Samsel, after taking some sort of direction from Ray Epps, overran a thin line of police and metal racks in what would be the first official breach of Capitol grounds around 12:50 p.m. (Samsel was charged and has been incarcerated for more than a year; Epps faces no charges.)  Joining Samsel were members of the Proud Boys and a still-unknown number of FBI informants.  Around the same time, a woman named Karlin Younger who just happened to be walking to a laundry facility near the Republican National Committee headquarters just happened to look down and see what she believed was a pipe bomb nestled between a dumpster and a fence right next to the building.

Department of Homeland Security Warns That Domestic Terrorists With Hammers and Power Saws Are Plotting to Destroy the Power Grid.  [The] Department of Homeland Security is a joke.  It exists solely as a jobs program for paranoids specializing in manufacturing [specious] threats while ignoring real ones. [...] According to the FBI toad, domestic violent extremists have two things in common.  They are driven by racial hate... and they are Donald Trump supporters.  These alerts exist for one purpose.  They create a patina of proof for the fear-and-smear campaign the Biden junta is carrying out on its domestic opponents.  Relentlessly tying real people and real patriots who are concerned about the erosion of civil liberties under the illegal and unnecessary Wuhan virus regulations to potential terrorist acts is not only dishonest, it sets a predicate for treating them like terrorists and incarcerating them for long periods of time without any real intention of trying them for a crime... sort of like the January 6 political prisoners.

Punishing a Dem who criticizes border chaos?  [Scroll down]  What makes this particularly fishy is that it took place weeks before the primary election, a period when the FBI normally limits overt investigative activity.  What makes it even more fishy — besides the fact that there doesn't appear any conduct by Cuellar warranting personal involvement in wrong doing — is that he has been critical of President Biden and he's running against a woman whom he narrowly beat the last time and who is far more to the left than he is — Jessica Cisneros.  If my suspicions are warranted, the FBI and Department of Justice are firing a warning shot at any Democrat in Congress who steps out of line.

Is This 'Leaked' Video Real Or Staged?  The Khaki-clad Patriot Front group was out protesting again today — This time at the March for Life in Washington DC.  Two weeks ago this mysterious khaki-clad group showed up at the Chicago March for Life for some reason. [...] In spite of all that there seems to be little media interest in digging deep to find out what's really going on with this group and who its members are.  There is, however, plenty of interest in videos that purport to show Patriot Front members using Nazi language and gestures.  One that is said to have been leaked is making the rounds.  Does this seem staged, or authentic?  [Video clip]

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Ask yourself:  Who would benefit if it's genuine?  Nobody.  Who would benefit if it's fake but believable?  The Democrats.

A purported 'Patriot Front' video has all the hallmarks of a false flag.  One of the unpleasant realities that became patently clear during 2021 is that leftist operatives, whether inside or outside of the government, have a new tactic to discredit conservativism:  They pretend to be conservatives, either to entrap conservatives or to falsely expose them as bad people.  The latest example of this kind of fakery is a video that was recently "leaked," and that purports to show members of the "Patriot Front," an allegedly conservative organization, revealing their true Nazi colors.  There's nothing conservative about the video but there is a distinct whiff of FBI hanging about it. [...] In additional tweets, Mikael Thalen insists that the video is real because it's part of an entire leaked server.  I hate to break this to him, but that doesn't prove anything at all.  If you're going to set up a false front operation, you wouldn't stop with a single video.  As it was, people watching the video couldn't help but notice that it had all the reality of those "protesters" at the "Justice for J6" rally, an event crawling with FBI agents.

My Time in the Tank.  With Paul Manafort's explosive new book, Political Prisoner, we finally have a full and honest detailed account of how the U.S. government, the not-so-special Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and particularly the FBI treated anyone and everyone connected to Donald Trump.  The plain truth is they were after him — and would stop at nothing in their quest of subversion.  I would know, because I, too, was in their sights.  Detained at Boston's Logan Airport, the FBI grilled me about the 2016 campaign, specific persons involved, Wikileaks, Roger Stone, Nigel Farage, and Russia.  It was evident that while they had a very thick file on me, and two warrants to confiscate my iPhone and laptop — which meant they had been surveilling me for some time — they knew I knew nothing of real value.  This was an act of intimidation of a patriotic U.S. citizen, one with a former Top Secret and Codeword security clearance, who had held senior positions in the government and served informally and without payment on the Trump presidential election campaign.

The FBI Is a Scumbag Terrorist-Protection Organization and Must be Defunded To Save America.  And you know what the GOP will do about this if they win back the House and Senate?  Nothing.

Second Democrat, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, Arrested within a Day for Speaking Out Against Joe Biden's Failures.  Two Democrats have been arrested within a day of speaking out against wannabe Dictator Joe Biden.  This time black NY Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman.  Bownman was one of the dozen or so leftists Democrats who are staging a hunger strike outfront of the White House against Joe Biden after Biden once again failed to get a bill Democrats need to pass to steal elections indefinitely.  [Video clip]

FBI raid jeopardizes Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar's reelection bid.  House Republicans are spying a surprise opportunity to flip another Democratic-held district after the Laredo, Texas, home and campaign office of Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Wednesday.  Cuellar, 66, a centrist and frequent target of Republicans and the Left, has been impossible to dislodge since winning a seat in Congress in 2004. But Cuellar could be unexpectedly vulnerable beginning March 1, when he stands for renomination against a liberal challenger in the Democratic primary — or this fall, against a Republican, if it turns out the congressman is the target of a federal investigation and the inquiry extends deep into the election year.

Prominent Democrat, Publicly Critical of Joe Biden Border Policy, Gets a Visit from FBI Jackboots.  The political motives behind this FBI effort are, yet again, brutally transparent.  The FBI are for Joe Biden what the Russian FSB is for Vladimir Putin.  That's what they are.  That's all they are.  That's what they do.  How many dozens of examples does it take before people realize the FBI are criminal enforcers targeting any voices who rise in opposition to the DC system?  Seriously, when is enough, enough?  This should be a bipartisan issue.  Democrat Representative Henry Cuellar represents Texas' 28th Congressional District, which extends to the U.S.- Mexico border, and has been in Congress since 2005.  Cuellar has been very public and very critical of how Joe Biden has collapsed the U.S-Mexico border enforcement.  Suddenly, Cuellar becomes the target of the FBI.

The FBI goes after a Democrat who opposes Biden's border policies.  Ask any Democrat or other leftist whether the FBI was corrupt under J. Edgar Hoover and he or she will eagerly agree.  Hoover, an ardent Republican, not only used the agency to capture genuine criminals, but he also turned it into a spy agency tracking anyone he thought might be a communist.  Now, though, it appears that the FBI, with help from the DOJ, is going Hoover one better, and using all the old powers plus modern technology to investigate and arrest people who fail to support the Biden administration.  The FBI's latest target is Texas Representative Henry Cuellar, a Democrat, who spoke out against Biden's illegal acts erasing America's southern border.  It's likely that most Americans, and especially most conservative Americans, had no idea who Henry Cuellar was before Biden entered the White House.  However, things changed when Biden issued a series of orders that effectively erased the southern border.

Biden's FBI Gestapo Raid the Home of a Fellow Democrat Days After he Turned on Biden's Border Policies.  More than two dozen FBI agents descended on Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar's Laredo, Texas home on Wednesday, just a day after he spoke out against Biden's border policy failures. [...] Democrats are quickly realizing that fellow Democrats care less about them once they're in power and will do absolutely anything to ensure they stay subservient, even if it means having the FBI raid your house to keep you quiet.  [Video clip]

The FBI's Broken Relationship with Us.  All large organizations suffer from the occasional presence of bad actors.  The FBI is no exception.  But it managed to retain a good relationship with the public in spite of its flaws, because it was still solving rather than creating crimes.  But something fundamentally changed in the last five years.  The Comey clown car arrived in the center ring and unloaded under the spotlight.  As the public watched the comedy of James "The Cardinal" Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page, searching for phantom Russian colluders under the bed, while actual Russian colluders cheered them on, we knew we needed to take a closer look.  The examination has been shocking.

Durham's Investigation:  Incriminating Inference in the FBI's Empty Russiagate Predication.  The vaporous predication for the FBI's opening of its "Crossfire Hurricane" investigation of "Russian collusion" is often attributed solely to anti-Trump bias, with no more to learn from its study.  But sustained examination shows it to be not only pretextual but also designed to conceal American history's most insidious governmental treachery since Benedict Arnold.  According to the FBI, the "Crossfire Hurricane" investigation was opened on July 31, 2016, because lowly Trump aide George Papadopoulos had been told by one Professor Joseph Mifsud that Russia had emails harmful to Hillary Clinton.  Two weeks later, Australian (FFG) diplomat, British-connected Alexander Downer, pried from Papadopoulos that Russia had dirt on Hillary, which he repeated in July to an American embassy in London.  Because both Mifsud and Downer were Western intelligence plants, without any knowledge of Russian designs, this was clearly a bootstrapped, circular predication.  That millions of common citizens also suspected Russia had email dirt on Hillary did not seem to dampen FBI ardor.

Treasure hunters demand answers from FBI about search for civil war-era gold.  Treasure hunters who believe they found a huge cache of fabled US civil war-era gold in Pennsylvania are now on the prowl for something as elusive as the buried booty itself:  government records of the FBI's excavation.  Finders Keepers, a lost treasure locate and recovery service, filed a federal lawsuit against the justice department over its failure to produce documents on the FBI's search for the legendary gold, which took place nearly four years ago at a remote woodland site in north-western Pennsylvania.  Up to 52 gold bars were said to have been buried in a forest in Pennsylvania during the battle of Gettysburg.  "With its request Plaintiff seeks to confirm the FBI's recovery of Civil War-era gold buried in the mountains of Pennsylvania, based in significant part on scientific evidence of the gold's existence that Plaintiff provided the FBI," the lawsuit said.

Is The FBI Ever Going To Get Around To Finding The Jan. 6 Pipe Bomber, Or Nah?  One year after a mysterious hooded figure placed two explosives outside the Republican and Democrat national headquarters, federal investigators, corporate media, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's Jan. 6 commission are mum about the premeditated act of violence. [...] Leftists and their cronies in the corporate media have scrambled to pin the violence from last year on former President Donald Trump and conservatives concerned about election integrity.  They claim that Republican officials and Fox News hosts worked together to plan an "insurrection" against the government.  Yet the lone example of a very clearly premeditated attempt at violence on Jan. 6 has been nearly completely wiped from the memory of the American public.  The pipe bombs discovered at the RNC and DNC aren't mentioned in the press's "remembrance" coverage of the day, and the federal government has hardly offered any updates on the investigation since releasing footage of the suspect, who was covered head to toe in dark clothing.  Even the Jan. 6 commission, which has gone to great lengths to obtain the phone records of private citizens, doesn't seem interested in pursuing the person behind the explosives.

They do not want Ghislaine to sing.  In June 2016, the FBI investigated Hillary's sale of state secrets to foreign governments.  Then the FBI destroyed the evidence.  At the same time, the FBI lied on FISA applications to spy on Donald John Trump.  Incredibly, the FISA judge denied the request.  My understanding is federal judges approve 99% of these requests for domestic spying.  Establishment mocking of "conspiracy theories" is laughable because the establishment created and promoted the ridiculous Russian Collusion theory that holds that Trump and Putin conspired to fix the election.  Given that the Kremlin was the source for most of the Russian dossier, it is more likely that Hillary and Obama conspired with Putin.  The FBI has a lengthy history of infiltrating organizations.  That helped destroy the KKK, which was a good thing.  Curiously, the FBI never infiltrated the Mafia which flourished under J. Edgar Hoover.  In fact, the FBI enabled Whitey Bulger to become the No. 1 mobster in Massachusetts by prosecuting his rivals.  His brother was the Democrat leader of the state Senate.

What Do We Do with the FBI Now?  The events of the past five or six years have demonstrated to America that the FBI is no longer the unbiased law enforcement agency it once was.  Between the Hillary Clinton investigation-in-name-only, the Crossfire Hurricane hoax, the targeting of Americans as domestic terrorists, and playing three blind mice with the Biden graft machine, the bureau's issues can't be ignored any longer.  If we don't take corrective action soon, the FBI will finish its transition from law enforcement to being a political functionary advancing the interests of one party.  There are only two options: rehabilitate the FBI, or eliminate it.  The current state is unacceptable in a functioning constitutional republic.  We need a credible and competent federal law enforcement capability.  Sadly, the FBI has lost it claim on both those things.

Prosecutors or Praetorian Guard:  Why is FBI investigating one missing diary in a sea of smash and grabs?  With smash and grabs raging across the country, prosecutors have struggled to assure the public that they are cracking down on the crime wave and using every possible means to deter the organized thefts.  One group notably missing in this effort has been the federal prosecutors.  While Attorney General Merrick Garland was criticized for launching a federal task force on threats against school boards (based on a handful of local cases), he has been largely silent on any federal effort to deal with this actual crime wave.  That is despite the fact that these attacks are organized on social media and experts think it's likely the stolen items are being sold on the internet.  That is all interstate conduct and would allow for federal enforcement.  There is, however, one allegedly stolen item that did bring a full-scale FBI investigation:  the missing diary of Ashley Biden, daughter of President Joe Biden.

How Did the FBI End Up in This Mess?  The fact that the FBI has lost its way has been on public display for at least five years now.  Truth be told, it probably strayed off course way before that.  But during the Trump Presidency, it became too obvious to ignore.  It has been involved in everything from the creation of an "insurance policy" against the peaceful transition of power, to the targeting of parents as domestic terrorists for the sin of disagreeing with school boards.  How did our "premier law enforcement agency" stray so far from its motto of fidelity, bravery, and integrity?  Simply put, the FBI's current state is the result of horrible leadership.  Any organization with a solid culture of ethics can survive a bad leader, but the FBI has had 20+ years of ethically challenged leadership.  Over time that leadership influences hiring, firing, promotions, and training.  Given enough time under bad leadership, even the strongest foundation of ethics will crumble, and be replaced by a culture of corruption — as we've seen with the FBI[.]  A significant shift in the culture of the FBI happened under Robert Mueller.  Mueller came up through the ranks of the DoJ — holding the positions of Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney, and Deputy Attorney General.  He was appointed to lead the FBI, by President George W. Bush, in 2001, just one week prior to 9/11.

Does a Law Enforcement Oath Mean Anything Anymore?  I had coffee recently with a friend of mine, a retired FBI agent.  We were talking about the mess the FBI has become.  He's even more disturbed about the politicization of the bureau than I am.  During our talk he said something very interesting:  "Current agents are just keeping their heads down and following orders."  A simple statement with profound implications. [...] Certainly, following lawful orders is important, but notice that there is nothing mentioned about obedience to leadership.  That's because following orders is between the officers and their leaders. [...] All law enforcement officers, including FBI agents, who are "just following orders" are missing the point of their oath.  They may be bound by agency rules to follow orders, but they are bound by sacred honor to remain faithful to the American people.

Four FBI officials hired prostitutes overseas, inspector general says.  The Justice Department Office of the Inspector General on Tuesday said four FBI officials hired prostitutes while on the job.  In an investigative summary, the department watchdog said the officials were on assignment overseas when they "solicited, procured, and accepted commercial sex" in violation of FBI and Justice Department policies.  A fifth official reportedly solicited, but did not hire, a prostitute.  "The OIG investigation further found that five officials failed to report contact or relationships with foreign nationals, including foreign nationals from whom they procured commercial sex, in violation of FBI policies," the summary states.

Fortenberry indictment raises questions about the FBI's tactics.  The Justice Department's prosecution of a Republican lawmaker for allegedly lying to the FBI is raising thorny issues about the use of surreptitious tactics during investigations into members of Congress.  The false-statement indictment brought against Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska two months ago is also resurfacing many of the same questions that triggered a firestorm of controversy around the prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.  Critics say the concerns — about the approval process and threshold to deploy arguably deceptive investigative tactics — are even more acute in Fortenberry's case because of the role the Constitution lays out for lawmakers as part of a separate branch of government.  "This goes back to the age-old question. ... What is the separation-of-powers implication of having the FBI and the Justice Department test members for probity?  I just think that's wrong," said Stan Brand, a Washington attorney and former general counsel to the House.  "I think it's a mistake, and I think it's a problem."

Losing Confidence in the Pillars of Our Civilization.  For the first time in memory, conservatives now connect the FBI hierarchy with bureaucratic bloat, political bias, and even illegality.  In the last five years, the FBI was mostly in the news for the checkered careers of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Robert Mueller, Lisa Page, and Peter Strzok.  Add in the criminality of convicted FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith.  The colossal FBI-driven "Russian collusion" hoax was marked by leaking of confidential FBI memos, forged documents, improper surveillance, and serial disinformation.

Onward Into Darkness.  [Scroll down]  Next was the FBI's invasion of Project Veritas chief James O'Keefe's home in a case involving "Joe Biden's" daughter Ashley Biden's personal diary, which Project Veritas was alleged to be holding, and which supposedly contained some entries about sketchy father-and-daughter showers together.  Bad optics for a floundering president already suspected of being a bit free with his touch, shall we say, around the little ones (not to mention the florid pornographic exploits self-documented by son Hunter).  Instead of defending Mr. O'Keefe's first amendment rights, the legacy news media piled on him as "not a real journalist."  More to the point, though, within hours of the FBI confiscating Mr. O'Keefe's cell phones and other devices, Mr. O'Keefe's private communications with his attorneys turned up in the hands of The New York Times, which published some of the material.  Of course, James O'Keefe is in the middle of a defamation lawsuit against The New York Times.  And wasn't it a fortuitous coincidence that the newspaper came into possession of their adversary's privileged information?  The thing is (of course), that the info could have only been provided to The Times by one possible source:  the FBI, investigative arm of the DOJ.  Days later, Judge Analisa Torres from the Southern District of New York ordered the FBI to stop extracting data from the phones — as if they hadn't already downloaded every last shred and made a zillion copies.  Where is the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz?  Where is the DOJ's ethics office?  Why has the leaker not been outed and arraigned?

Why The Left Keeps Talking About Kyle Rittenhouse Crossing A State Line.  [Scroll down]  Now consider that last week, ten FBI agents with a battering ram showed up before dawn to handcuff the underwear-clad Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe and search his house and cell phone, after having done the same to his fellow journalists.  The pretext was a search for Ashley Biden's diary, but the FBI already knew O'Keefe didn't have it or have anything to do with its disappearance.  Besides, since when does a petty-larceny case local police would manage with a stolen-property report rate a federal investigation?  Glenn Greenwald frames it as an undisguised authoritarian tactic meant "to aggressively target an organization devoted to obtaining and reporting incriminating information about Democratic Party leaders and their liberal allies."  Interestingly, he reports "a cryptic reference in the search warrant to transmitting stolen material across state lines."

First Mom Raided By FBI Since October 4th DOJ Memorandum?  An FBI SWAT team raided the home of an activist mother of three in Colorado on Tuesday, Nov. 16, knocking down her door, bursting into the house and handcuffing her while she was homeschooling her children.  This is the first known case of the federal government making good on its promise to not only intimidate but actually carry out a raid on a mom who was involved in her local school board politics, said Brannon Howse, who interviewed Sheronna Bishop on his live broadcast at Lindell TV Wednesday night. [...] The U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick Garland issued an Oct. 4 memorandum directing federal, state and local law enforcement to look for parents to prosecute nationwide who may have made "threats" and made "harassing" phone calls to school board members nationwide, equating such parents to domestic terrorists.  Now a mother, Sheronna Bishop of Grand Junction, Colorado, has felt the brute force of the FBI's heavily armed SWAT unit used against her family.

Can the FBI Be Salvaged?  The Washington, D.C.-based Federal Bureau of Investigation has lost all credibility as a disinterested investigatory agency.  Now we learn from a whistleblower that the agency was allegedly investigating moms and dads worried about the teaching of critical race theory in their kids' schools.  In truth, since 2015, the FBI has been constantly in the news — and mostly in a negative and constitutionally disturbing light.  The fired former Director James Comey injected himself into the 2016 political race by constantly editorializing on his ongoing investigation of candidate Hillary Clinton's email leaks.  In a bizarre twist, the public learned later that Comey had allowed Hillary Clinton's own private computer contractor — CrowdStrike — to run the investigation of the hack.  The private firm was allowed to keep possession of pertinent hard drives central to the investigation.  How odd that CrowdStrike's point man was Shawn Henry, a former high-ranking FBI employee.  During the Robert Mueller special investigation, the FBI implausibly claimed it had no idea how requested information on FBI cell phones had mysteriously disappeared.

Kyle Rittenhouse, Project Veritas, and the Inability to Think in Terms of Principles.  The FBI has executed a string of search warrants targeting the homes and cell phones of Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe and several others associated with that organization.  It should require no effort to understand why it is a cause for concern that a Democratic administration is using the FBI to aggressively target an organization devoted to obtaining and reporting incriminating information about Democratic Party leaders and their liberal allies.  That does not mean the FBI investigation is inherently improper.  Journalists are no more entitled than any other citizen to commit crimes.  If there is reasonable cause to believe O'Keefe and his associates committed federal crimes, then an FBI investigation is warranted as it is for any other case.  But there has been no evidence presented that O'Keefe or Project Veritas employees have done anything of the sort, nor any explanation provided to justify these invasive searches.  That we should want and need that is self-evident: if the Trump-era FBI had executed search warrants inside the newsrooms of The New York Times and NBC News, we would be demanding evidence to prove it was legally justified.  Yet virtually nothing has been provided to justify the FBI's targeting of O'Keefe and his colleagues, and the little that has been disclosed by way of justifying this makes no sense.

FBI's behavior over Project Veritas investigation questioned.  Scrutiny of the FBI's handling of an investigation into Project Veritas is mounting following the publication of details from documents potentially seized by federal authorities.  The New York Times published an article on Thursday detailing the extent to which operatives from the controversial right-wing investigative group coordinated with attorneys to ensure they did not flout laws dictating private recordings and obtaining information from sources using false pretenses.  The New York Times cited "a series of memos written by the group's lawyer" in its article questioning Project Veritas's approach to investigating various targets, including the FBI itself.

FBI Email Server Hacked, Emails Sent To Over 100,000 Accounts.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Saturday that one of its email servers was hacked and spam emails had been sent to the public.  From the FBI's email server, unauthorized emails were sent to over 100,000 accounts.  They were doctored to look like authentic communication from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, according to Forbes.  The emails warned people that they were being attacked by the cybercriminal group, The Dark Overlord, and cybersecurity researcher, Vinny Troia, according to Bloomberg.  The breach was discovered by the Spamhaus Project, a cybersecurity watchdog organization.  The group sent out a tweet early on Nov. 13 stating that they were aware of the spam emails.

The DOJ and FBI have combined to destroy Project Veritas.  Project Veritas uses hidden camera techniques to expose corruption, dishonesty, anarchy, and totalitarian impulses in American institutions.  Given the times in which we live, that means Project Veritas is usually exposing leftists and their organizations.  It's almost certainly not a coincidence, then, that the FBI engaged in a series of early-morning raids against Project Veritas employees and its founder, James O'Keefe, ostensibly because, a year ago, they possessed, but refused to use (and gave to law enforcement), a diary that we now know belonged to Joe Biden's pathetic, drug-addicted daughter, Ashley.  It's even less of a coincidence that the New York Times immediately knew about the raids and later published Project Veritas's confidential correspondence with its attorneys.  What we're witnessing is a political hit job that would be completely at home in any penny-ante, third-world, tin pot tyranny — in other words, welcome to Biden's America.

Court Halts DOJ Extraction of James O'Keefe's Smartphone Data.  A federal judge Thursday [11/11/2021] ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to stop the extraction of data from Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe's smartphone, pending a court hearing on the appointment of a "special master" to oversee the extraction. [...] The DOJ has O'Keefe's phone and other data following an FBI raid earlier this month of O'Keefe's New York home, ostensibly looking for information related to the alleged theft of a diary belonging to Ashley Biden, President Joe Biden's daughter.  O'Keefe said at the time that Project Veritas was provided with the diary by another source, but decided not to use any of the information contained therein, and contacted law enforcement.  It is unclear why the FBI conducted the raid, and critics have pointed out that the government's actions could also be an attempt to suppress an opposition-minded journalist.

The FBI raided Project Veritas on a pretext and is now leaking their privileged communications to the New York Times.  [Thread reader]  These are classic privileged communications[.]  PV asked for a legal opinion on potential journalistic activities, that opinion is a privileged communication[.]  No idea what @adamgoldmanNYT was thinking here, he should be subpoenaed tomorrow and forced to reveal his criminal source[.]  I didn't even think about the fact that PV is currently in litigation with the New York Times[.]  Makes it all the more appalling that the NYT would be publishing Veritas' privileged communications[.]  If the New York Times has these memorandums[,] why wouldn't it also have PV's privileged communications that relate directly to PV's lawsuit against the Times?  This is just a massive, massive scandal[.]  The New York Times delenda est[.]

Federal court orders Justice Department to stop extracting data from James O'Keefe's phones.  A federal court ordered the Justice Department to stop extracting data from phones belonging to Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe after the FBI searched his New York apartment and the homes of two operatives over the past week.  Harmeet Dhillon, a civil rights attorney representing the conservative investigative group, shared the order signed by U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres on Thursday [11/11/2021].  The order said the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York reviewed the petitioner's motion for an appointment of a special master on Wednesday and ordered the government to "confirm via email it has paused its extraction and review of the contents of Petitioner O'Keefe's phones" by Friday.

The FBI Raid of Project Veritas Turns Into a Massive Scandal After Privileged Communications Are Leaked.  As RedState reported, Project Veritas has found itself in the crosshairs of the FBI recently.  That began with a raid on the homes of several of its journalists under the guise of looking for Ashley Biden's diary.  Apparently, a stolen diary is now in the purview of federal authorities.  Will they be investigating bike thefts next?  But what was so disturbing, besides the raids happening in the first place, was how quickly The New York Times knew about them.  While O'Keefe was asked by the FBI to keep quiet, the Times knew within hours, pointing to a leaker within the bureau.

Some Heads Better Roll at the FBI and DOJ After the Project Veritas Document Leak.  I have been struggling for a while to justify the existence of the FBI.  After learning during the Trump Administration that the Department of Justice had been weaponized to investigate Trump as a means to generate a case that might derail his candidacy, I thought that the agency, to which I once applied for a career, had become a hollow shell of the J. Edgar days.  As stories were revealed about lovestruck FBI employees engaging in an affair that included text messages of their Shakespearian suicide pact to take down Trump, I figured that the media would turn on the FBI and discredit anything regarding that pending investigation as biased nonsense.  I mean, this had to be a bridge too far for even the liberal media, right?  But no, it wasn't.

Where Are the Neon-Hatted Proud Boys?  Asteady drip of information continues to reveal that the Federal Bureau of Investigation played a much larger — perhaps central — role before and during the Capitol protest than initially believed.  And unanswered questions as to why certain co-conspirators or alleged instigators have not yet been charged while others who played a far lesser role face serious charges are fueling mounting suspicions that January 6 was an inside job rather than an "insurrection" incited by President Donald Trump.  After months of speculation about the use of FBI assets, first raised by Darren Beattie at Revolver News, the New York Times confirmed in September that at least two informants embedded with the Proud Boys were in close contact with their FBI handlers that day.

FBI Sharply Increases Investigations of 'Domestic Extremism,' But Where's the Evidence It Even Exists?  FBI and Homeland Security Department officials on Thursday reiterated yet again one of the most frequently repeated refrains of the Biden administration: that "white supremacists" and other "domestic extremists" constitute the foremost terror threat the nation faces.  Now the only thing they need to complete the picture are some actual white supremacist extremists, and the feds are busy working to solve that problem now.  But whether they're catching them or creating them is an open question. [...] Or, as one Twitter user commented, "The FBI did a great job of stopping themselves yet again."  Was this another case of entrapment?  Would the plot have existed at all without the informant's role?  Given the fiercely political use of the FBI by Merrick Garland's Justice Department, these are important questions, but the answers may never be forthcoming.  Meanwhile, the FBI is currently pursuing no fewer than 2,700 investigations of "domestic extremism," more than twice the usual number of such investigations.  The dramatic increase in investigations suggests, at least in a sane world, a response to a sharply increased threat, but Biden's handlers have shown no evidence of a massive spike in "white supremacist" terrorism.

FBI Lost HD Rittenhouse Video, Never Told The Defense It Existed.  Unseen footage taken by the FBI from the night of the shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, surfaced on Tuesday during day one of Kyle Rittenhouse's trial.  According to Jack Posobiec of Human Events, the FBI allegedly had an HD version of the video but never told the Rittenhouse defense it existed.  In footage obtained by Human Events, the FBI appears to have taken aerial footage of Rittenhouse and the other participants involved in the shooting.  Some of the footage, which is black-and-white and grainy, was shot from an FBI surveillance drone.

Raid on Project Veritas journalists once again shows the different standards in the application of law.  Yesterday [11/6/2021], reports appeared in The New York Times and elsewhere that the FBI searched the home of James O'Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, on Saturday as part of its investigation into the possible theft of a diary belonging to Ashley Biden, President Biden's daughter.  Mr. O'Keefe released a statement acknowledging that the raid had indeed occurred and that the FBI had taken materials of current and former Project Veritas journalists despite the fact that Project Veritas's legal team previously contacted the Department of Justice and had voluntarily conveyed unassailable facts that demonstrated Project Veritas' lack of involvement in criminal activity and/or criminal intent.  O'Keefe also states that the Department of Justice had requested Project Veritas to not disclose anything related to the raid or the associated subpoenas.  However, what astounded them is that within an hour of one of the raids, The New York Times contacted Project Veritas for comments.  O'Keefe was understandably perplexed as to how The New York Times became aware of the existence and execution of a search warrant.

Details demanded on banks that reported customers to FBI after Jan. 6.  Government watchdog Judicial Watch is in court seeking communications between the FBI and various banking institutions that apparently have been reporting their customers to the law-enforcement agency.  Judicial Watch said it filed a response to the Department of Justice's opposition to the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.  The issue is what the banks told the FBI about the customers' transactions around the Jan. 6 events in Washington, D.C.  Judicial Watch spokesman Tom Fitton said, "This Judicial Watch lawsuit shows how the FBI is corruptly trying to hide that it used the January 6 incident as an excuse to conduct unlawful surveillance of the American people's bank transactions."

Nobody at the FBI Was Fooled by Clinton Campaign's Private Operatives.  The Brennan notes, coupled with an investigative referral sent to the FBI, make clear that all the top Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI officials involved in accepting fake evidence from private operatives during the course of the 2016 presidential campaign knew they were being approached by people associated with the Clinton campaign.  These federal officials then started investigations of the Trump campaign and applied for federal surveillance warrants on Trump associates based on this fake information.  The documentary evidence speaks very loudly and very clearly:  None of these people at the federal agencies were fooled by either the fake Steele dossier or the fake Alfa-Bank documents.  Not one of them.  James Comey, Peter Strzok, and Andrew McCabe, to just name three of the top people involved, knew all along who these operatives approaching them with these fake hoaxes were really working for.  They had been alerted in July 2016 about what Clinton's campaign was preparing to do.  And then both Comey and Strzok were alerted again in September of 2016 when they received the investigative referral from the CIA.  Yet despite this, Comey and Strzok went ahead and took the Steele dossier from the Clinton campaign's operatives and made use of it for a federal surveillance warrant in late October of 2016.

The FBI and the Stolen Diary.  The strangest news story of the last few days relates to multiple FBI raids on the homes of people associated with Project Veritas, including that of founder James O'Keefe.  Those who were searched say that the agents were looking for information related to the alleged theft of a diary belonging to Joe Biden's daughter Ashley, which the New York Times and other news sources have confirmed.  The diary dates to 2019, when Ashley was in a drug rehab facility.  It left her possession under circumstances that are not clear.  Someone offered it to Project Veritas, saying that Ashley had left it in a room at, if I understand correctly, the rehab facility.  Ashley evidently maintains that it was stolen.  James O'Keefe says that Project Veritas looked into the matter but was unable to confirm the authenticity of the document.  He says that he offered it to Ashley's lawyers, but they wouldn't take it, so he turned it over to law enforcement.  In any event, Project Veritas never did anything to make its contents public.

FBI Raids Project Veritas Journalists' Homes Looking for Ashley Biden's Diary.  Friday afternoon [11/5/2021] Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe announced that the homes of current and former Project Veritas journalists had been raided by FBI agents Thursday morning and that he had been served a Grand Jury subpoena with a cover letter requesting that he not make the existence of the subpoena known. [...] O'Keefe revealed that Project Veritas' legal team had already been in contact with the FBI about this matter and gave them information that should have negated any need for a search warrant.  What was the FBI looking for?  Who signed the search warrant?

The FBI Just Admitted Something Terrifying and No One Seems to Be Noticing.  Why [...] was there an FBI drone directly over the [Rittenhouse] shooting?  Have we even considered the ramifications of what that actually means?  Our government, for any reason that they perceive to be a threat, can conduct mass surveillance of you without a warrant?  Certainly, this was a public place and the courts have ruled that surveillance can be conducted in public without a warrant, however, there were local police resources.  Why would the FBI be conducting this surveillance if they had no way of stopping or preventing what was happening, from occurring?  Regardless of the legality of it, should we as citizens become comfortable with the idea that this is normal? [...] And probably most importantly, how did you end up directly over this shooting that night, despite all the other areas in the city where bad things were happening?  While I have never been a conspiracy theorist and abhor conspiracy theories, it seems wildly coincidental that of the several dozen square block area of Kenosha where there was violence going down that night, that you end up directly over the one shooting that is going to cause a national debate?  I can't be the only one here thinking that's awfully convenient.

7 Insane Things I Just Learned About How U.S. Elections Are 'Rigged'.  [#5] The FBI Is Systemically Biased Towards the Left:  In discussing why Antifa is allowed to threaten peaceful American citizens with violence, Mollie [Hemingway] uncovers one of the political problems with addressing this:  The FBI is systemically biased on behalf of the left.  "[T]he agency had long focused its attention on right-wing extremists and was ill-equipped to deal with threats from the left," she notes.  Yes, this is the nation's top law-enforcement agency that helped hatch the Spygate plot to frame a Republican president.  Politically biased — you think?

Biden FBI Joins Pelosi In Blocking GOP From Investigating January 6.  The leading Republican tasked with his party's investigation into the preparedness and response of the U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement agencies to the Capitol riot on January 6 is being blocked by President Joseph Biden's FBI from gathering information, a new document reveals.  The FBI told Indiana Republican Rep. Jim Banks it would not provide Republicans the same information provided to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hand-picked committee consisting only of Democrat-appointed members.  "We respectfully refer you to the Select Committee regarding issues of access to records and information," the agency wrote in response to a Republican request for information, referring to the official House panel established by the speaker.

The 'Mystery Man' AG Garland Won't Deny Was a Fed Inciting Jan. 6 Rioters Was Scrubbed from FBI 'Most Wanted' List.  Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie at a House hearing on Thursday grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland about a 'mystery man' named Ray Epps, who is suspected of inciting far-right extremists and Trump supporters to storm the Capitol building on January 6.  On January 5, in a video that has been widely viewed on Twitter, Epps can be heard saying:  "I don't even like to say it because I'll be arrested.  I'll say it.  We need to go into the Capitol."  Ray Epps told The Arizona Republic in a brief telephone interview following the riots that he had traveled to the capitol, but he had been advised by an attorney not to speak about it.

FBI incompetence let Anwar al Awlaki slip away, say retired investigators.  More than 20 years after 9/11, two key investigators who made the case their lives' work have revealed they are still haunted by the fact that the FBI let the terrorists' spiritual adviser slip away, only to inspire more deadly attacks in the name of Islam.  In an exclusive interview, New Jersey criminal investigator Jim Bush and FBI agent Bob Bukowski, who are both retired, told the Washington Examiner never-revealed details about how they pieced together some of the players behind the plot to hijack four commercial planes and kill 2,977 people.  But the case that capped the careers of two seasoned investigators brought both triumph and disappointment, and they are only now learning why Imam Anwar al-Awlaki eluded them in the months after the attack.

Christopher Steele:  Product of Corrupt FBI.  ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos has produced a documentary featuring Christopher Steele, the man responsible for the so-called dossier bearing his name.  [P]romotional clips hinted that, far from a hard-hitting interview exposing Steele for the charlatan he is, Stephanopoulos gave Steele a chance to spin his story ahead of possible new indictments related to John Durham's inquiry into the Trump-Russia election collusion hoax.  Rather than depict Steele accurately, Stephanopoulos and ABC News social media interns repeatedly describe Steele as an "ex-British spy" or "former intelligence officer" even though Steele left MI6, the UKs version of the CIA, in 2009 to start a consulting business.  (That same year, Steele presented a report on Russia to President Obama.)  Steele's now-discredited dossier, which Stephanopoulos tries to portray as "raw intelligence," was the basis not just for the entire Russian collusion hoax but also served as key evidence to support four illicit FISA applications to obtain warrants to spy on Donald Trump and his associates.

Justice Department hasn't released Russia documents Trump ordered declassified on last day.  Two top Republican senators are demanding answers from Attorney General Merrick Garland because the Justice Department has failed to release anything in the "binder" of Crossfire Hurricane documents that former President Donald Trump ordered declassified during his last day in office.  The memo from Trump said he had "determined that the materials in that binder should be declassified to the maximum extent possible."  The FBI said in mid-January that the bureau had "identified the passages that it believed it was most crucial to keep from public disclosure."

Arrest of Green Beret Oath Keeper Threatens to Expose FBI's Darkest 1/6 Secrets.  The Oath Keepers are the highest-profile and most extensively prosecuted militia group associated with the events of January 6.  So far, the government has charged a total of 18 Oath Keepers with conspiring to obstruct Congress's certification of the 2020 Presidential Election.  This is a serious conspiracy charge that could potentially lead to decades of prison time.  Oddly enough, Oath Keepers founder and leader Stewart Rhodes himself has not been charged with anything, despite the fact that the government cites Rhodes's own statements and actions as largely constitutive of the conspiracy for which so many of his underlings face charges. [...] Apart from any charges of conspiracy, there is no doubt that, based on his actions on January 6, Stewart Rhodes could technically be prosecuted for trespassing on US Capitol grounds.  Just last Thursday, in fact, approximately 20 FBI vehicles swooped in on the home of Oath Keepers associate Jeremy Brown, searched his belongings for five and a half hours, and took all of his phones and electronics.  The feds justified their entire raid on Brown on a minor alleged "trespassing" offense.

The FBI Somehow Manages to Become an Even Bigger Joke.  Yesterday, RedState reported on the disturbing announcement by the DOJ that the FBI would now be effectively treating school board protests as domestic terror threats.  The insanity of that can't be overstated.  To the extent that there's been unruliness at some local meetings, I'm unaware of a single serious threat, and even if there has been a physical altercation or two in this massive country of 330 million people, that hardly qualifies as a terrorist threat.  But the suppression of speech through intimidation is the point, and it's something we've seen repeatedly from Democrat presidents. [...] Yet, today [10/5/2021] the FBI managed to make an even bigger joke of itself.  During a hearing, Rep. Nancy Mace pressed an official who admitted that they do not even track Antifa violence.  Yet, he knew exactly how many cases involving "militias" there were.  [Tweet with video clip]  Antifa is by far the most visible domestic terrorist threat in the nation.  They run the streets of Portland and have committed overt acts of violence in cities across the country, including murder.  Yet, the FBI doesn't even see them as worthy of keeping up with?  That's an incredibly [bad] admission that confirms what a lot of us have suspected.  Namely, that the FBI seems to only care about domestic terrorism when it fits a certain mold, specifically a right-wing one.

DeSantis Throws Down the Gauntlet:  Confronts Garland on Troubling FBI Announcement.  Attorney General Merrick Garland made a stunning announcement about having the FBI and U.S. Attorneys' Offices coordinate with federal, state, and local law enforcement to deal with "threats" of violence against school boards and people working in schools.  This immediately prompted cries from critics that Garland was trying to suppress people objecting to pandemic restrictions and CRT — two of the hot button issues that have caused many people to come out and object at school board meetings.  While Garland spoke about "threats," he didn't identify any threats or concerns which would qualify as federal criminal action requiring such interference in the parents' rights to express themselves.  Indeed, the announcement seemed like an effort to basically chill their rights to speak.  Normally, if there was any actual "threat," it would come within the purview of local law enforcement.

Federal authorities cash in on safety box seizures as owners fight back.  Married couple Jeni Pearsons and Michael Store aren't wealthy.  Pearsons works at a nonprofit theater in Los Angeles, and Store is a transportation coordinator in the film industry.  The couple has been saving for retirement for years, buying silver here and there when they could afford it.  To keep their property safe, they rented a safe deposit box at U.S. Private Vaults.  They thought everything was above board until news broke earlier this year about a raid at the Beverly Hills business.  The government alleged that the company conspired with customers to sell drugs, launder money, and stash ill-gotten goods.  Armed with a warrant, FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration agents spent five days ripping several hundred safety deposit boxes out of the walls and laying claim to its contents.  Prosecutors argued they were within their rights and that the boxes contained weapons and drugs.  They also took jewelry, precious metals, and stacks of money to an undisclosed warehouse.  Their final haul was worth around $86 million.

The Symptoms of Our Insanity.  Is there anyone in the recent Washington intelligence and investigatory hierarchy who has not lied or feigned loss of memory under oath — a low bar that nevertheless excludes, among others, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Robert Mueller, or Peter Strzok?

It's Time to Break Up the FBI.  FBI director Christopher Wray says that he would like to do away with encrypted messenger services like Signal that I and many of my friends and colleagues use to communicate with each other.  Wray claims that would make it easier to counter so-called "domestic extremism" that he and secretary of homeland security Alejandro Mayorkas, not to mention most of the staff of MSNBC, CNN, and the New York Times, are insisting (forget al-Qaeda, et al.) is the greatest threat to our nation today.  You know, folks like that hapless fellow in horns that's been in solitary confinement since Jan. 6 as if he were a serial killer, he and those thousands of other "terrorists" and "insurrectionists," only one of whom, it turns out, had a gun, who stormed (or were they waved in) to the Capitol that day.  But truth to tell, the very reason I — and I assume others — am on Signal and Telegraph is to stay as far as possible from prying prevaricators like Wray and Mayorkas and, most of all, from the organizations they lead.  I recommend others do the same.

Abolish the FBI.  In ignoring the latest John Durham indictment, most of the media and official Washington are ignoring the elephant between its lines: the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Mr.  Durham, the special counsel appointed to investigate the government's handling of the Russia collusion mess, levels a single criminal charge against Michael Sussmann, then a lawyer for the Democrat-linked firm Perkins Coie.  In delivering to the FBI fanciful evidence of Trump-Russia collusion a few weeks before the 2016 election, Mr.  Sussmann is alleged to have lied to the FBI's chief lawyer, James Baker, claiming he was acting on his own behalf and not as a paid agent of the Clinton campaign.  [Paywall]

FBI says fortune seized in Beverly Hills raid was criminals' loot.  Owners say:  Where's the proof?  After the FBI seized Joseph Ruiz's life savings during a raid on a safe deposit box business in Beverly Hills, the unemployed chef went to court to retrieve his $57,000.  A judge ordered the government to tell Ruiz why it was trying to confiscate the money.  It came from drug trafficking, an FBI agent responded in court papers.  Ruiz's income was too low for him to have that much money, and his side business selling bongs made from liquor bottles suggested he was an unlicensed pot dealer, the agent wrote.  The FBI also said a dog had smelled unspecified drugs on Ruiz's cash.  The FBI was wrong.  When Ruiz produced records showing the source of his money was legitimate, the government dropped its false accusation and returned his money.

What If the FBI Threw an Insurrection and Nobody Came?  [Scroll down]  The FBI wouldn't do that, would they?  Actually they have a long history of such actions.  Here are just a few examples.  Richard Jewell was falsely accused by the FBI or bombing the Olympic Park in Atlanta in 1996.  The FBI entrapped General Michael Flynn, destroying his life through a multi-year legal battle.  At least 12 of the 18 supposed would-be kidnappers of Michigan Gov. were FBI informants.  Then there is Spygate, a fabricated tale woven by the Clinton campaign, FBI, and DOJ to seditiously undermine a presidential election and subsequent administration.  Lastly was the FBI's botched investigation over sexual abuse of Olympic gymnasts.  Abusing young women was an unimportant matter for the FBI yet they sent 15 special agents lickety-split to investigate a garage door pull handle in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace's garage that supposedly looked like a noose.  Back to the J6 rally.  Anyone with half a brain could see that this was another FBI entrapment scheme, to justify more arrests and more prisoners in solitary confinement awaiting trial for walking benignly through the U.S. Capitol.

When will the FBI answer for its many failures?  Four U.S. gymnastics stars testified Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the horrifying abuse they suffered at the hands of national team doctor Larry Nassar.  But Nassar wasn't the only culprit, according to these women:  The FBI also failed them by refusing to take their reports seriously and, in at least one case, changing the records in an attempt to deflect blame from the agency. [...] This is just the latest example of rot within the FBI.  The agency has proved repeatedly that it is incompetent and incapable of fulfilling its mission to protect and defend Americans.  FBI officials failed to act ahead of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting and the 2018 Parkland school shooting despite being tipped off about both ahead of time.  They refused to prosecute mass sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein even after new evidence of his abuse emerged in 2016.  And they failed to investigate the allegations against Nassar, allowing hundreds of other young women to suffer unbearable abuse.  You might ask, is there anything the FBI has done?  Of course.  The agency spent three years investigating easily debunked claims of collusion between former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia.  It helped organize a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and it raided the home of a protester involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and seized his lego set.  Don't you feel safe?

Here's What to Do if the FBI's 'Sedition Hunters' Show Up at Your Door.  There have been multiple reports that the FBI is showing up on the doorsteps of Republican voters in order to hunt down "extremists."  The AP reported that the FBI is using citizen snitch groups to hunt down January 6 protest participants. [...] Never mind that people who were at the January 6 event who did not engage in any violence and are guilty of nothing more than trespassing are facing major jail time.  One is comedian and political commentator Tim Gionet, aka "Baked Alaska."  Gionet live-streamed his walk through the Capitol and interviewed many of the protesters there.  He did not appear to engage in any violence but he is facing twenty years in federal prison.  Gionet sat down for an interview with Milo Yiannopoulos on YouTube — which is now unavailable because YouTube deleted Milo's account last week.  Gionet shared the brutal treatment he received at the hands of the FBI, including threats to lock him up for twenty years if he did not give up the identities of some of the people in the Capitol with him.

Hunt for Capitol attackers still on 6 months after Jan. 6.  The first waves of arrests in the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol focused on the easy targets.  Dozens in the pro-Trump mob openly bragged about their actions on Jan. 6 on social media and were captured in shocking footage broadcast live by national news outlets.  But six months after the insurrection, the Justice Department is still hunting for scores of rioters, even as the first of more than 500 people already arrested have pleaded guilty.  The struggle reflects the massive scale of the investigation and the grueling work still ahead for authorities in the face of an increasing effort by some Republican lawmakers to rewrite what happened that day.

FBI show up at mans property over Facebook group.  [Three video clips]

FBI Allegedly Funded White Supremacist Publisher:  Court Documents.  The FBI allegedly paid a publisher of white supremacist literature more than $144,000 over 16-plus years to serve as a confidential informant, according to recent filings in an ongoing domestic extremism case.  These allegations were made earlier this month by Kaleb Cole, an accused member of the white supremacist group Atomwaffen.  Cole was arrested in February 2020 for allegedly participating in an Atomwaffen intimidation campaign against Jewish people and journalists of color.  On Aug. 13, Cole filed a motion to suppress evidence seized during the FBI's search of his Texas home.  According to Cole, the FBI failed to disclose the sordid background of one of its confidential informants in the bureau's application for a search warrant.  "The CI [confidential informant] is a convicted felon and currently owns and operates a publishing company that distributes white supremacist writings," Cole said in his Aug. 13 filing.

You will never guess who's paying for American Nazi literature.  Sean Davis's tweet was an eye-opener:  "The FBI was using taxpayer money to secretly publish satanic, Neo-Nazi propaganda?  Real shocker right there.  The FBI is a corrupt, trash organization that is destroying America."  And no, Davis wasn't having some sort of stress-induced breakdown.  He was pointing to a series of tweets by Ali Winston, an investigative reporter, who was following a filing in the federal case against Kaleb Cole, an American Neo-Nazi. [...] Broken down into simpler terms, Kaleb Cole filed a motion to suppress evidence seized from his home.  To support this motion, he alleged that the government had a confidential informant who had worked for the FBI for 16 years.  During that time, the confidential informant received $140,000 from the FBI, over $78,000 of which (plus another $4,378 for expenses) came while he was cuddling up to Cole.  The confidential informant isn't some cool Serpico-like guy, burying himself among the bad guys to bring them down.  Instead, he's a convicted felon who owns a white supremacist publishing company.  It was he who put together all the information being used against Cole.

FBI Starts Cover Story to Cloud Their Involvement in January 6th Events — Now Claim No Evidence of Coordination For J6 Insurrection.  The motive for the FBI to say there is "scant evidence" of any coordinated group activity in the January 6th Capitol Hill events is transparent.  The FBI need to cloud their involvement, their coordination, their agents, their planted informants and the FBI direction in the events.  Reuters is writing today that current and former FBI officials have reversed course and said there is scant evidence that any right-wing or extremist group coordinated any attack on Capitol Hill.

Tucker Carlson sees coverup plot behind announcement FBI found little evidence of coordination among Jan. 6 demonstrators.  Most conservative commentators have reacted with glee to a report from Reuters that:  ["]The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials.["] [...] But Tucker Carlson, the most important conservative commentator of the moment, takes his reasoning a full step farther.  In a segment of the Friday edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, he asked, "Why is the FBI exonerating people?"  After reviewing the months of the 180 degrees opposite narrative, put out by the FBI and broadcast by the progressive media, that an organized insurrection took place, he suggests a sinister motive behind the leaked story to Reuters.  "If there was organization going on, some of it came from the feds."  As has often been the case, the FBI placed informants, or perhaps agents provocateur is the better term, among the demonstrators.  In fact, there are upwards of 20 unindicted co-conspirators from the January 6 incident, and a good number of these may have been ringleaders on the FBI payroll, escaping prosecution for acts that were worse than the crimes for which others have been prosecuted.

FBI Destroys Insurrection Narrative: 'Scant Evidence' Capitol Riots was Coordinated.  Sources told Reuters the FBI has not found much evidence that proves anyone coordinated the Capitol Hill riot:  ["]Though federal officials have arrested more than 570 alleged participants, the FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the sources, who have been either directly involved in or briefed regularly on the wide-ranging investigations.["]

The FBI Finally Proves That Donald Trump Had Nothing to Do with Jan. 6 'Insurrection'.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation did not set out to prove Donald Trump had nothing to do with the January 6 events that have been characterized as an "insurrection" and a "coup."  But a new exclusive report from Reuters obliterates the essential claims that Donald Trump directed extremists to attack the Capitol building and urged protesters to thwart a peaceful transfer of power.  "The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials," Reuters reported.  "Though federal officials have arrested more than 570 alleged participants, the FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the sources, who have been either directly involved in or briefed regularly on the wide-ranging investigations," the report continued.

FBI Finds Scant Evidence Of Any Coordination On Jan 6, Hardly The Insurrection The Media Wanted You to Believe.  Corroboration from an FBI report on the Jan. 6 riots has concluded that the storming of the U.S. Capitol bore no relation to a political agenda devised by the GOP, or former President Trump.  According to the investigation — exclusively released by Reuters — observing participants arrested at the Capitol on Jan. 6, collective information revealed that well over 90 percent of people stated no allegiance to a GOP-inspired objective during the rioting.  "Ninety to ninety-five percent of these are one-off cases.  Then you have five percent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organized."  The remaining few in this group were self-proclaimed political extremists, whose only concrete goal was to break into the Capitol — without a clue beyond this step.

FBI finds Capitol storming wasn't organized by pro-Trump groups:  Reuters.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has found that the January 6 storming of the United States Capitol was not organized by pro-Donald Trump groups as part of a plot to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, four current and former law enforcement officials said, according to Reuters on Friday [8/20/2021].  More than 570 alleged participants have been arrested since the demonstration, but the FBI believes they are almost all "one-off cases" and not due to a centrally coordinated "far-right" effort, nor are they the result of an organized push by then-President Donald Trump supporters.

FBI Finally Admits there Is "Scant Evidence" US Capitol Attack Was Coordinated — The "Organized Plot" Talking Point Was a Massive Lie!  It only took this corrupt organization seven months to finally report the truth.  The FBI admitted this week there was "scant evidence" the US Capitol "attack" was coordinated.  We knew this when it happened.  The dirtbags at the FBI finally admitted this today.  Chris Wray and James Comey DESTROYED the once-respected intelligence organization.  Maybe someday an honest FBI agent will leak out the details on the informants and plants they had in the crowd that day?  And, yet the FBI continues to arrest grandmas and actors who walked inside the US Capitol that day, many of whom were waved in by the police.  So will the FBI ever admit that US Capitol Police killed two conservative women that day?

FBI finds scant evidence U.S. Capitol attack was coordinated - sources.  Though federal officials have arrested more than 570 alleged participants, the FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the sources, who have been either directly involved in or briefed regularly on the wide-ranging investigations.  "Ninety to ninety-five percent of these are one-off cases," said a former senior law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation.  "Then you have five percent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organized.  But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages."

FBI Investigation Just Blew Up the Dem Narrative about the Capitol Riot.  [Scroll down]  Just like the Russia collusion hoax, here's yet another lie that's blown up on them.  The FBI investigators found that while some of the people might have wanted to break into the Capitol, there was "no evidence" that they had serious plans about what to do if they made it inside.  This is why they didn't file any sedition charges.  Oh.  So the folks who argue that this was about overthrowing the government folks also get dealt a huge blow with this.  So in essence, we are talking about what we've always been talking about here — a riot.  BLM/Antifa rioted/attacked the Portland federal court house for more than 100 days, coming out with the same people.  Yet their pictures aren't posted to be investigated on their own page, most weren't held and none of those leaders appears to have been identified or even pursued, despite the obvious organizing of it all over more than a year.

71-Year-Old Grandmother Visited By FBI Over Attending January Trump Rally.  Coweta County School Board Member Linda Menk, a 71-year-old grandmother who lives in the rural community 40 miles southwest of Atlanta, says she was paid a visit by a pair of FBI agents for attending former President Donald Trump's now-infamous D.C. rally on Jan. 6.  "It wasn't festive, but it was friendly," Menk said of the rally, telling The Federalist she remained on the outskirts of the crowd at Trump's White House speech, standing on the grounds of the Washington Monument to watch the jumbotron from afar.  "That was kind of where we camped out so-to-speak," attending with a group she met in her hotel the night before since she got separated from those she drove from Georgia with.

FBI Knew Of Hunter Biden's Missing Laptop As Early As December 2019.  The FBI knew as early as December 2019 that Hunter Biden believed Russians had stolen his laptop, which he believed made him vulnerable to blackmail because of compromising evidence on the laptop combined with his father's presidential ambitions.  This explosive revelation establishes that either Joe Biden lied to the American public, or the intelligence community lied to him.  When The New York Post went public in October 2020 with videos, text messages, and emails from an abandoned MacBook laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, Joe Biden told Americans the laptop was a Russian hoax.  But now Brian Della Rocca, an attorney representing John Paul Mac Isaac, has told me that the video of Hunter Biden telling a prostitute he thought Russians had stolen a second laptop, leaving him susceptible to blackmail, was "definitely on the hard drive" of the Biden MacBook abandoned at Isaac's shop and later seized by the FBI.

IG: FBI employees contacted journalists who reported classified information before 2016 election.  The Justice Department, after a years-long investigation, says it still cannot pinpoint who in the FBI leaked "non-public" information to the press in 2016 about the agency's probe of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, according to a report by the department's inspector general.  In the 10-page report released Thursday, Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said officials were also unable to link any evidence of FBI leaks to former Trump lawyer Rudolph Giuliani, who said in the days leading up to the 2016 election that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump had some "pretty big surprises" to reveal.

FBI agent in hot water for using provocative pics of female colleagues to lure sex-traffickers.  An unnamed FBI agent was the subject of a recent investigation by the Department of Justice that revealed he was using provocative photos of female staffers as bait in an undercover sex-trafficking sting.  Although his intentions may have been noble, Justice Department General Inspector Michael Horowitz issued a memo on Monday where he was critical of the agent and the FBI's tactics.  The agent in question had urged the women to "not tell anyone, including their supervisors, about the UC [undercover] operations," Horowitz said.  Although the faces of the staffers were blurred and each was clothed, the women never gave written release for the photos to be used in the operation.  Questions of impropriety arose when the agent was found not only to have made the request of one staffer, but that it was believed to be an application of leverage spawning from an inappropriate relationship with the office staffer.  Further investigation found that the request for photos was not isolated to one staffer, nor was the agent alone in the practice of such maneuvers at the bureau.

Disband the FBI.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) continues its downward spiral into terminal corruption.  Sadly, the scandals, criminality and ethical abuses of the organization are largely ignored by the American public and by the institutions of government charged with oversight and correction.  Outrage after outrage is reported, hearings are held, Inspector General reports are issued — but the systemic corruption is never really tackled and dirty cops skate away virtually unscathed.  This situation is constitutionally unacceptable, corrosive to public trust in law enforcement, and a threat to the survival of the republic.  In the past few days alone, we have learned that the October 2020 Michigan governor kidnap plot was largely a creation of the FBI; a "senior FBI official" was on the take from media organizations; and another assistant director was in a "romantic relationship with a subordinate" and involved in "other misconduct."  The leadership failures documented by the Office of the Inspector General are now almost standard and part of a tiresome media drip-torture for the public to endure.  Meanwhile, the FBI had the audacity to issue a Stasi-like tweet urging "monitoring of 'family members and peers' for extremism."  Remember:  what we learn about the FBI in the press are only the stories that are SO outrageous that the FBI cannot keep a lid on them and is forced to make disclosures via a toothless Inspector General report — but never anything that results in a criminal indictment.

Grassley presses FBI to explain its monitoring of conservative women's group.  Sen. Charles E. Grassley is pressing the FBI to explain the reasoning for its newly revealed probe into the conservative group Concerned Women for America, The Washington Times has learned.  The FBI's review of the pro-life women's organization has prompted an outcry from the group's leadership and others concerned about law enforcement and intelligence community surveillance of Americans.  The FBI determined in July 2016 that there was nothing to investigate regarding Concerned Women for America after a "charity assessment" for potential "embezzlement of non-profit organizations/corporate fraud," according to a document that the FBI revealed in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Cato Institute.

The FBI is made of snitches, often trapping Americans into committing crimes.  Leading up to the events of 9/11, there was probably no federal agency with a higher public stature than the FBI: [...] But today, after two decades of failure, embarrassment, mendacity, favoritism, political partisanship, incompetent leadership and exasperating sanctimony about a "higher loyalty," the Bureau's moral reputation lies in tatters.  Whether it was former Director James Comey sanctimoniously dithering in public over Hillary Clinton's emails in 2016, to former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's misleading of investigators about his role in leaking confidential memos to the news media, to the illicit lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page cooing about an "insurance policy" against a Trump victory that year, the FBI has destroyed its squeaky-clean public image.  But wait — there's worse.  It's become an organization of snitches and spies, borderline entrapping the angry and the weak-minded into committing crimes.  Nearly a decade ago, New York Times' David K. Shipler listed a series of would-be terrorist plots thwarted by the FBI — only to find that the vast majority of them were facilitated by agents and informers posing as terrorists themselves.  They even chauffeured some of the suspects to the would-be crime scenes themselves, only to foil the "plot" at the last minute.

Rep. Jordan Asks IG Horowitz for More Evidence on FBI Official's Alleged Misconduct.  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) sent a letter to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on July 21 regarding the alleged misconduct of an unnamed former senior FBI official.  Jordan, in his letter, asks for Horowitz to explain to the House Judiciary committee "the extent of this serious misconduct, and evaluate the FBI's handling of the matter."  "To allow the committee to better understand the OIG's findings, determine the extent of his serious misconduct, and evaluate the FBI's handling of the matter, I ask that you please provide the complete unredacted case file of investigative Summary 21-096, to include all documents, communications, and other evidence related to the report," he wrote.

Julie Kelly:  FBI Unleashing 'Terror Campaign' Across The Country.  [Video clip]

FBI accused of running 'fake tip line' during Brett Kavanaugh background check.  Seven Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats demanded the FBI explain its use of a novel tip line implemented during a supplemental background investigation into then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.  In a Tuesday letter to Director Chris Wray, Democratic senators accused the FBI of being "politically constrained by the Trump White House," demanding to know what extent the agency vetted tips and whether the administration prevented it from doing so.  The letter was written by Sens. Dick Durbin, Patrick Leahy, Chris Coons, Cory Booker, Mazie Hirono, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Richard Blumenthal.  The accusation comes in response to a June 30 letter from Jill Tyson, assistant director for the FBI's Office of Congressional Affairs, addressed to Whitehouse and Coons detailing the agency's supplemental background investigation into sexual assault allegations levied against Kavanaugh after he was nominated by former President Donald Trump to serve on the Supreme Court.

Rep. Jordan Asks IG Horowitz for More Evidence on FBI Official's Alleged Misconduct.  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) sent a letter to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on July 21 regarding the alleged misconduct of an unnamed former senior FBI official.  Jordan, in his letter, asks for Horowitz to explain to the House Judiciary committee "the extent of this serious misconduct, and evaluate the FBI's handling of the matter."  "To allow the committee to better understand the OIG's findings, determine the extent of his serious misconduct, and evaluate the FBI's handling of the matter, I ask that you please provide the complete unredacted case file of investigative Summary 21-096, to include all documents, communications, and other evidence related to the report," he wrote.

Suspected FBI Leaker Could Evade Consequences.  A senior FBI official found guilty of misconduct for accepting unauthorized gifts from journalists, including tickets to pricy black-tie dinners, in 2016 could evade consequences because the official resigned before the investigation was completed, the Department of Justice inspector general said Tuesday [7/20/2021].  The misconduct finding is part of a years-long Justice Department inspector general investigation into FBI media leaks during the 2016 election.  In 2018, the inspector general's office said it was probing "numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters."

Judge dismisses "frivolous" defamation lawsuit against FBI informant in Trump-Russia case.  A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Trump-Russia FBI spy Stefan Halper, while also sanctioning plaintiff Svetlana Lokhova and her attorney for "their continuing to bring frivolous litigation against Halper."  The final ruling, filed July 9 in Virginia by U.S. District Court Judge Leonie M. Brinkema, came in the second of two lawsuits filed by Ms. Lokhova.  She is a Russia-born, British citizen-scholar wrongly linked by press reports in 2017-18 to some type of inappropriate contact with retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.  Her first lawsuit, brought by lawyer Steven S. Biss, alleged defamation by Mr. Halper and news media outlets.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th District agreed with Judge Brinkema's 2020 decision and dismissed the case.  The judges ruled that some news stories were beyond the one-year statute of limitations, and others did not rise to defamation or prove that Mr. Halper was the reporters' source.

The Rank Shame of the FBI's Rank and File.  The FBI's rank and file recently banged down the door of a Florida pastor and his son.  Neither were accused of violent crimes, but the rank and file arrested both of them, taking the pastor's son into custody in front of his three-year-old daughter.  The rank and file terrorized a Lakeland, Florida community by shouting through loudspeakers and using flashbang devices in its pre-dawn raid on the home of three January 6 suspects.  The rank and file arrested a 69-year-old California woman accused of taking photos in the Capitol building for 30 minutes, after members of the rank and file questioned her without an attorney present.  She thought she was helping the rank and file catch the "real" bad guys, only to learn that the rank and file had targeted her as the bad guy for her half-hour of photography.  These types of boorish, melodramatic arrests of by-and-large ordinary Americans have been carried out by the rank and file for more than six months.  The manner of the arrests themselves is clearly punitive, meant to send a clear message: the federal government is powerful, and if you are deemed its enemy, you will feel its wrath. [...] No members of the rank and file FBI, as far as we know, have acknowledged the immorality of what they are being ordered to do — terrorize and embarrass the political opponents of their own bosses.  Not one member of the rank and file FBI has said to himself, "This just isn't right," and turned in his badge and gun in protest.

Senior FBI official took free gifts from media while Trump-Russia probe was underway, watchdog says.  The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Justice released the findings Tuesday [7/20/2021] of an investigation that found a former senior FBI official violated agency policy by having numerous unauthorized contacts with the media.  The investigation found that the official, who has not been named and has since retired from the agency, "had numerous contacts with members of the media between January and November 2016 in violation of FBI policy," as well as accepted unauthorized gifts from media members, according to the report.  The senior official had unofficial contact with media officials during the opening months of the Trump-Russia investigation.  That investigation by the FBI started in the months leading up to and after the Nov. 2016 presidential election.  However, the report does not mention that this official was part of the investigation.  Investigators found that the official had accepted tickets from members of the media for two black-tie dinner events, one costing $225 and the other costing $300.

Inspector General Outlines More Gross FBI Misconduct With Senior Officials and Media Collusion.  In 2018 the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (DOJ-OIG) highlighted numerous FBI officials who accepted bribes from multiple media outlets including: "tickets to sporting events", "golf outings", "drinks and meals" as well as exclusive invitations and admission to "nonpublic social events".  Today [7/20/2021] the OIG expanded on the investigation that stemmed from that original outline, and published new findings.  Within the latest two page summary, the "senior FBI official" is unnamed; however, prior research indicates it was former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.  [Document]  It is very frustrating to see that nothing is done to hold these corrupt FBI officials to account for such gross abuses of power and position.  The dual system of justice in the United States is creating a very serious collapse in credibility for multiple institutions of government.

Are There Any Good Apples.  With the latest revelation of massive FBI incompetence/corruption — turns out the G-men ended up not just screwing up the gymnastics pervert case but lying about it under oath — you have to wonder something.  We keep getting told that the rank-and-file are A-OK, that it's just a few bad apples up on the top floor who are framing people, botching investigations, not stopping mass killers, urging intrafamilial narcing, and busting LEGO insurrectionists.  Fine, great, dandy.  So, where are all the good apples?  Who quit in protest?  Who resigned and went public?  Who said "No?" [...] Your oath or your pension is the choice, and the pension seems to prevails almost every single time.

FBI: Narc on Your Loved Ones to Battle 'Homegrown Violent Extremism'.  [T]he federal government has gotten even creepier ever since Joe Biden was installed as acting president.  There's a lust for federal control on the Left that's grown immeasurably, especially since January 20, 2021.  It had been getting out of hand all during the pandemic last year.  We've witnessed the uncomfortable spectacle of almost half the country willingly ceding their freedoms and celebrating government control of their lives. [...] It's beyond unnerving that the FBI thinks it's perfectly normal to encourage Americans to behave like oppressed masses who lived behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.  This isn't just an example of the FBI's social media people being tone-deaf, the document it references says the same thing.  The rot within the Bureau was bad when Trump was in office, which means it will only get worse with this commie clown show of an administration.

The FBI Further Proves It's an Irredeemable Dumpster Fire of Corruption.  Perhaps no organization over the last half-decade has seen its credibility falter more than the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The once-storied agency, having ostensibly overcome its history of corruption, was exposed for having done anything but during the Donald Trump era.  From its illegitimate use of garbage intelligence (the Steele Dossier) to initiate an investigation of the Trump campaign to its lies to garner a FISA warrant targeting Carter Page, there appeared to be no limits to how politicized the FBI was willing to become.  That culminated in the current FBI Director's stonewalling of record requests and the DOJ's refusal to charge anyone who had clearly broken the law from inside the bureau.  Of course, we can't forget the near-constant selective leaks, always targeting one side.  Well, that trend continues.  Earlier this week, bombshell revelations dropped that FBI agents had lied in order to cover up a botched investigation against pedophile Larry Nassar, who reportedly targeted at least 70 women between the time the FBI was alerted to his activities and his arrest by Michigan law enforcement via another investigation.

The FBI Further Proves It's an Irredeemable Dumpster Fire of Corruption.  Perhaps no organization over the last half-decade has seen its credibility falter more than the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The once-storied agency, having ostensibly overcome its history of corruption, was exposed for having done anything but during the Donald Trump era.  From its illegitimate use of garbage intelligence (the Steele Dossier) to initiate an investigation of the Trump campaign to its lies to garner a FISA warrant targeting Carter Page, there appeared to be no limits to how politicized the FBI was willing to become.  That culminated in the current FBI Director's stonewalling of record requests and the DOJ's refusal to charge anyone who had clearly broken the law from inside the bureau.  Of course, we can't forget the near-constant selective leaks, always targeting one side.  Well, that trend continues.

Hotel Maid Prevents Potential 'Las Vegas Style' Mass Shooting Ahead of All-Star Game — FBI Says No Link to Terrorism.  A Denver hotel maid prevented a potential 'Vegas style' mass shooting ahead the MLB All-Star game over the weekend.  The maid discovered more than a dozen weapons, a thousand rounds of ammo and body armor in a room at the Maven Hotel near Coors Field.  According to Denver police, authorities confiscated narcotics, 16 firearms, ammo and body armor from two hotel rooms that had balconies overlooking downtown Denver.  Three men and one woman were arrested and being held on suspicion of weapons charges and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, according to Denver police.

More about the still-unexplained Las Vegas shooting in October 2017.

FBI Wants Family Members To Snitch On Each Other To Prevent 'Homegrown Extremism'.  The FBI issued an ominous tweet on Sunday which encourages "family members and peers" to "learn how to spot suspicious behaviors and report them to the FBI" in the name of national security.  The broadly-worded tweet[,] from the same agency that confiscated an unassembled Lego model of the US Capitol as evidence against a Jan. 6 protester[,] suggests that family members are "often best positioned to witness signs of mobilization to violence."  For example, your radicalized Antifa nephew is being encouraged tell the FBI that you might be a domestic terror threat because you own guns and told the family at Thanksgiving you don't like illegal immigration.

FBI Urges Americans To Monitor 'Family Members And Peers' To 'Prevent Homegrown Violent Extremism'.  The FBI took to Twitter Sunday [7/11/2021] to encourage families to watch out for "homegrown violent extremism."  "Family members and peers are often best positioned to witness signs of mobilization to violence.  Help prevent homegrown violent extremism," the FBI's tweet read in part.  Family members and peers are often best positioned to witness signs of mobilization to violence.  Help prevent homegrown violent extremism.  Visit [link] to learn how to spot suspicious behaviors and report them to the #FBI. [...]"  [Tweet]  The link included in the tweet takes readers to the 2019 edition of the Homegrown Violent Extremism Mobilization Indicators report.  The report separates extremism into three groups based on whether the action is highly, moderately, or minimally diagnostic on its own.

The Editor says...
The difference between this and SWATting is that in this case the government is initiating the process.

No, the FBI did not seize a 'fully constructed Lego set' from a Jan 6 rioter.  It has been revealed that a report by The Daily Beast regarding a "fully assembled" Lego model of the Capitol, found in the possession of a suspect charged in connection to the riot Jan. 6, was fake news.  Last week, social media lit up after The Daily Beast published a "scoop" revealing that a man arrested for his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot had a "fully assembled" Lego set of the US Capitol in his home.  The story was widely mocked by political commentators and keyboard pundits asking if the FBI was going to investigate other Lego sets in people's homes, everything from Hogwarts to the Death Star.  It turns out the reporting was erroneous, as the man only had the unopened box set.

The Editor says...
Whether the Lego model was assembled or unassembled is immaterial.  The FBI has had to stoop to the level of confiscating toys to prove that a skeptic of the November 2020 election is a domestic terrorist.  If a Lego set is introduced as evidence, the jury should erupt in derisive laughter and throw the case out.

FBI Seizes "Fully Constructed" Lego Model of U.S. Capitol at Home of Alleged January 6th Rioter.  The FBI has reportedly found a "fully constructed" Lego brand toy model of the U.S. Capitol in the home of one of the alleged January 6th rioters.  The media is treating this story as very, very serious.  We live in such dumb times. [...] American citizens have been held in solitary confinement without bail or trial for months, and this is what we're talking about.  It's like we're living in an episode of the Twilight Zone.

FBI seized 'fully constructed' US Capitol Lego set from home of alleged rioter.  The FBI seized a "fully constructed" Lego set of the U.S. Capitol from the home of an alleged insurrectionist.  Prosecutors detailed the finding in a court document for Robert Morss, who was arrested on June 11 at his home in Glenshaw, Pa.  The government argued that Morss should be detained from court pending trial.  According to the court filing dated July 2, law enforcement recovered clothing and other items from Morss's home that match what he carried on Jan. 6.  Among the items were a "'Don't Tread on Me' flag, a neck gaiter, a military utility bag, a black tourniquet, and military fatigues."  In addition, "law enforcement also recovered a fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set," prosecutors wrote.  It's unclear why Morss had the Lego set.  The Pittsburg Post-Gazette previously reported that Morss was a substitute social studies teacher.

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DOJ Retracts Claim of 'Fully Constructed' Capitol LEGO Set; LEGO of Riot Suspect 'in a Box'.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) has withdrawn its claim that a Capitol riot suspect was found to be in possession of a "fully constructed" LEGO set depicting the U.S. Capitol; the LEGO set was still contained in a box, the DOJ said Friday [7/9/2021].

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Lego Figures Charged With Insurrection.  As news that one of the dangerous January 6 insurrectionists had a Lego White House taken from his home as evidence, further news has leaked that the FBI will likely charge many of his Lego mini-figures with weapons and conspiracy charges.An unknown number of mini-figures was taken into custody.  At least four were reportedly cooperating with law enforcement and may have been long-time FBI informants.


Defund the FBI.  Nearly six months after the events of January 6, the FBI, under the direction of Joe Biden's vengeful Justice Department, is accelerating the nationwide manhunt for anyone involved.  Since June 23, agents have arrested 17 people from Florida to California.  Charges range from assaulting police officers and criminal trespassing to something called "destruction of property in special maritime and territorial jurisdiction and aiding and abetting."  The dragnet is part of the nonstop campaign of terror unleashed by the Biden regime against the political Right.  Attorney General Merrick Garland, who compares January 6 to the Oklahoma City bombing and Capitol protesters to terrorists, pledged the "Capitol breach" probe would be his top priority.  Garland last week bragged in a press release that his department reached the "benchmark" of arresting 500 people and warned he would "hold all January 6 perpetrators accountable" for their actions that day.  His prosecutors routinely ask the courts to keep the accused behind bars awaiting trials that won't start until late this year or perhaps even 2022; dozens have been held for months in a D.C. jail that specifically houses January 6 defendants.  FBI Director Christopher Wray, despite assurances his agency treats all protesters the same regardless of partisan affiliation (LOL), is happy to assist Garland in his mission.  Wray insists "domestic violent extremists" — code for Trump supporters — pose the greatest security threat to the country.

FBI Fabrication Against Assange Falls Apart.  On the final day of the Assange extradition hearing, magistrate Vanessa Baraitser refused to accept an affidavit from Assange's solicitor Gareth Peirce, on the grounds it was out of time.  The affidavit explained that the defense had been unable to respond to the new accusations in the United States government's second superseding indictment, because these wholly new matters had been sprung on them just six weeks before the hearing resumed on Sept. 8, 2020.  The defense had not only to gather evidence from Iceland, but had virtually no access to Assange to take his evidence and instructions, as he was effectively in solitary confinement in Belmarsh.  The defense had requested an adjournment to give them time to address the new accusations, but this adjournment had been refused by Baraitser.  She now refused to accept Gareth Peirce's affidavit setting out these facts.

FBI raids 69-year-old man's home after he attends Trump rally, neighbors tipped off authorities.  Joseph Bolanos says he didn't riot at the Capitol.  He wasn't even on the streets at the time, having retreated to a hotel room as the incursion had happened.  He said he turned over evidence to the FBI that proves this[.]  But the FBI still raided his and his mother's apartments.  He's had two strokes since.  He's said he's been ostracized by his community, where he was a respected member.  All because an anonymous caller reportedly told the FBI he was bragging about having entered the Capitol — which he has the evidence to prove he didn't do.  According to a Wednesday [6/23/2021] piece by New York Post columnist Miranda Devine, Bolanos is the president of his Upper West Side block association, a position he's held for almost a quarter-century.

What The FBI Did to a Pillar of His Community After the Capitol Riot Is Shameful.  Joseph Bolanos, 69, was well-respected in his community, always coming to the aid of others.  As the president of his local block association in New York City, he has always looked out for his neighbors, particularly over this past year during the pandemic doing things to raise morale.  He even became a Red Cross volunteer after 9/11, and he also once saved a woman when someone tried to mug her.  On top of all that, he takes care of his elderly mother, who is 94.  But, the FBI blew up his life and almost destroyed him over the past few months.  His crime?  Attending President Donald Trump's rally on Jan. 6 with a friend, even though he never went into the Capitol building.  He dropped in on the rally and then went back to his hotel.  He was there at his hotel, with time stamps on pictures to prove it, he says, during the breach at the Capitol.  He did go back to the Capitol later, filming from the outside, but the riot was over by that point.

Black Extremist 'Shoots Daytona Cop In The Head' As DOJ, FBI Stay Laser-Focused On Jan 6 Protesters And 'White Extremists'.  A black extremist who recently marched through the streets of Louisville, Tulsa and Stone Mountain armed with an AK-47 together with the militant black nationalist "Not F···ing Around Coalition" stands accused of shooting a Daytona Beach police officer in the head on Wednesday night [6/23/2021].

Affidavits Raise More Questions About FBI's Role in Trump Probe.  Affidavits filed in a federal court on June 21 raise crucial questions about the FBI's role in the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign's efforts to vilify her opponent, Donald Trump, as a Russian agent.  The FBI obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on the Trump team based on a dossier of memos alleging Trump's ties to Russia that was filed by Clinton campaign contractor Christopher Steele.  But the newly released court documents suggest the FBI may have helped shape the anti-Trump plot at its origins.  The affidavits are the latest revelation to come from the ongoing defamation suit that the owners of Alfa-Bank, Russia's largest commercial bank, have brought against Fusion GPS, the communications firm that hired Steele to compile Trump — Russia reports on behalf of the Clinton campaign.  In one of Steele's memos, Alfa-Bank principals Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven, and German Khan are alleged to have engaged in corrupt practices.

Feds accused of seizing $85 million from safe deposit boxes without 'any legal basis'.  Hundreds of people storing valuables in safe deposit boxes in Los Angeles may never see their cash, precious metals and heirlooms again, unless a federal judge intervenes in the next week.  Several are suing the government for seizing the contents of about 800 boxes as part of a March raid of the storage provider, U.S. Private Vaults (USPV), which was indicted for conspiracy to sell drugs and launder money.  The Institute for Justice (IJ) is seeking class-action status for a May lawsuit by several owners alleging "shocking, unconscionable, and unconstitutional" behavior by the government.  IJ attorney Robert Frommer accused the feds of an "$85 million cash grab" from people who were not accused of wrongdoing.

Affidavit: FBI feared Pennsylvania would seize fabled gold.  An FBI agent applied for a federal warrant in 2018 to seize a cache of gold that he said had been "stolen during the Civil War" while en route to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, and was "now concealed in an underground cave" in northwestern Pennsylvania.  That's according to court documents unsealed Thursday [6/24/2021].  The FBI had long refused to confirm why exactly it went digging on state-owned land in Elk County in March 2018.  After meeting with the treasure hunters in early 2018, the FBI brought in a contractor with more sophisticated instruments.  The contractor detected an underground mass that weighed up to nine tons and had the density of gold, the affidavit said.  The FBI said in the newly released court documents that it feared the state of Pennsylvania would claim the gold for itself, setting up a costly legal battle.  That amount of gold would be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.  Federal authorities say the dig came up empty.  But the father-son duo who brought a small army of federal agents to the site remain convinced the FBI uncovered something there — and their lawyer is still pressing the case, successfully suing for access to government emails about the dig.

When the FBI Framed Four Innocent Men.  [Scroll down]  Eventually, the surviving men and their families, along with the families of the deceased Greco and Tameleo, filed suit against the FBI.  Not only did the FBI refuse to admit the truth — that these men were innocent — but the FBI also obstructed their civil rights trial.  It turned out that the FBI had been hiding evidence from their own lawyers.  This caused Judge Gertner to order that "this matter be brought to the personal attention of the Director of the FBI [Robert Mueller]."  After a bench trial, Judge Gertner concluded this case was "about intentional misconduct, subornation of perjury, conspiracy, the framing of four innocent men."  She awarded the men and their families over $100 million in damages.

Recent History Suggests FBI Involvement in January 6.  [Scroll down]  If the past is prologue, there's no reason to consider the FBI's involvement a "conspiracy theory" rather than a solid likelihood.  How many times have we been down this road over the past five years — assured that claims about the FBI's malfeasance and abuse were "conspiracy theories" only later to learn they were true?  We were told the FBI did not use spies to infiltrate the Trump campaign.  They did.  We were told the FBI didn't ambush and frame former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn.  They did.  We were told the FBI would not mislead the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.  They did.  We were told the FBI wouldn't doctor official reports or correspondence.  They did.  We were told the FBI would never use a sketchy Russian national to bolster the collusion case against Trump.  They did.  Sadly, the FBI is one of the least trustworthy agencies in the federal government — and that's saying a lot.  The stench of Jim Comey's deceitful reign has irrevocably tarnished the reputation of the FBI for tens of millions of Americans.  The similarities between Russiagate and the Capitol "attack" are becoming increasingly clear.  The initial narrative about what happened that day has steadily crumbled over the past five months.

It's Beginning to Look Like Enemy Action.  Dong Jingwei is a Chinese defector working with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).  He served as Vice Minister of State Security in the Chinese Ministry of Defense.  Before defecting, he was responsible for the counterintelligence efforts in China.  He was in a position to know about all things "espionage" in China and is perhaps the highest-level Chinese defector the U.S. has ever had.  Even though the legacy media is playing it down, this is a big deal.  It speaks volumes that the man who knows the identity of all the Chinese spies in our country chose to defect to the DIA and only the DIA.  Further, it's reported that the DIA is not sharing the information it's receiving with the FBI or CIA.  Now why would that be?

NSA Agrees to Release Records on FBI's Improper Spying on 16,000 Americans.  The National Security Agency (NSA) has agreed to release records on the FBI's improper spying on thousands of Americans, the secretive agency disclosed in a recent letter.  The agreement may signal a rift between the NSA and the FBI, according to attorney Ty Clevenger.  Clevenger last year filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on behalf of The Transparency Project, a Texas nonprofit, seeking information on the FBI's improper searches of intelligence databases for information on 16,000 Americans.  The searches violated rules governing how to use the U.S. government's foreign intelligence information trove, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, an Obama nominee who currently presides over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, wrote in a 2019 memorandum and order that was declassified last year.

How Do We Regain Trust in the FBI?  A Pew Research study released last month demonstrated a sharp decline in trust in the government from a high of seventy-seven percent in 1964 to a low that has remained under twenty-five percent since 2007.  If three-quarters of Americans have spent the last fourteen years distrusting the government at large, what does that say about the agencies entrusted with justice and public safety? [...] The parallel between the FBI and the NKVD is not a straight line — at least, not yet.  At the same time, looking at the chronology of when Americans suddenly lost faith in their government (2007), an eerie set of circumstances predate the decline in trust.  The first development that hastened the consolidation of power and authority in federal agencies like the FBI was the Patriot Act of 2001.  It paved the way for expanded police powers in the name of public safety.

Tucker Carlson Outlines The Primary Threat to Our Nation, The Corrupt Intelligence Apparatus Which Includes The FBI.  Tucker Carlson did an extensive monologue and interview last night as a review of the January 6th DC protest contrast against the likelihood of FBI organization and coordination.  Many are calling this a brave discussion because Carlson will likely face backlash for the overview.  As CTH has noted often, the politicization of the U.S. intelligence apparatus is the biggest threat to our constitutional republic.  In this segment Carlson arrives at the same conclusion.  Carlson used a Revolver article by Darren Beattie as the framework for the discussion.  The additional examples Carlson uses are familiar to CTH readers as we have used them before to highlight how politically corrupt the FBI has become.

Never Ever "Cooperate" With a Federal Law Enforcement Agent.  I have said it before and I will say it again.  You never, ever "cooperate" (talk) to any Federal or state law enforcement agent, period.  You also do not cooperate with any but benign and obvious local police requests, on the order of kids breaking into cars in the driveways of your neighborhood.  You may think you are being a good citizen and, maybe, their questions are legitimate and for a worthy purpose.  Maybe.  But you do not know that.  That professional agent may be a good, patriotic American doing noble work, like catching Chinese spies.  Maybe.  But you do not know that.  I have been involved in two extremely serious "investigations" at the Federal level.  I had done nothing at all wrong but one was politically driven (from the White House) and one was driven by ambitious bureaucrats.  In the first instance I got (expensive) legal help before I hanged myself.  If I had not, I would have lost my job at the very least.  In the second my wife and I were being set up for a totally false obstruction of justice charge.

Tucker Carlson Outlines The Primary Threat to Our Nation, The Corrupt Intelligence Apparatus Which Includes The FBI.  In the bigger picture anyone with intellectual honesty would admit it is impossible for Antifa to exist if the DOJ and FBI were functioning as a healthy part of the national law enforcement system.  A few dozen arrests for transparently obvious violence, combined with a few RICO cases against the financial systems that support Antifa and the entire violent group essentially disappears.  Therefore, it is worth just accepting the obvious:  The DOJ and FBI are part of the support structure that allows political violence to exist.  I would personally take it (confidently) a step further and say:  Antifa simply could not exist without the explicit support of the DOJ/FBI.

Colonial Pipeline attack:  How did the FBI recover the ransom money?  The FBI claimed it recovered millions of dollars in Bitcoin paid as ransom during the attack against the Colonial Pipeline — a feat that is now generating more questions than answers.  The Justice Department and the FBI announced Monday [6/7/2021] it had seized 63.7 bitcoins (worth about $2.3 million at the time) from a Bitcoin wallet thought to be controlled by cybercriminals tied to a Russia-based collective called DarkSide, which operates off a "ransom as service" model.  Recovery of the cryptocurrency ransom from its presumably savvy holders, especially in such a short time, left many experts stunned.  While many details about the operation to recover the funds remain unclear, perhaps the biggest mystery, and the one that has so many people scratching their heads, is how the FBI managed to get the "private key" used to unlock and pull assets from the criminals' specific Bitcoin address.

The Colonial Pipeline Hack, The 'Russians', & The FBI's Ransom-Grab - What Really Happened?  Speculation has been running rampant over today's FBI press conference revealing the recovery of most of the ransom paid to "Russian" hackers by Colonial Pipeline. [...] In order for the computers that maintained the pipeline to get back to full operation, Colonial agreed to pay a ransom in the form of 75 bitcoin, which was worth about $5 million at the time.  Now, here's where things get weird:  In their triumphant statements this morning, the DOJ claimed to have seized the funds from the group that reportedly paid DarkSide for their Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) attack on Colonial.  Notably, they did not secure the funds from DarkSide, which took a fee from the ransom in bitcoin that remains in the possession of the shadowy operation. [...] The DOJ has historically been extremely hostile to bitcoin, labeling it as a preferred monetary system for cyber criminals, despite bitcoin transactions being publicly available to anyone with access to the internet.

FBI built fake phone company in global wiretapping operation of historic proportions.  The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation built a fake telephone service provider for a secret worldwide operation that officials described on Monday as "a watershed moment" in law enforcement history.  The operation, known as TROJAN SHIELD, began in 2018 and involved over 9,000 law enforcement officers in 18 countries around the world.  When the existence of TROJAN SHIELD was announced in a series of official news conferences yesterday, officials said the operation had "given law enforcement a window into a level of criminality [that has never been] seen before on this scale".  The operation centered on the creation of an entirely fake telephone service provider, known as ANØM.  The fake firm advertised cell phones that were specially engineered to provide peer-to-peer encryption, thus supposedly making it impossible for government authorities to decipher intercepted messages or telephone calls between users.

USA Today fights FBI subpoena for readers' data from report on shooting that killed two agentsUSA Today is fighting an FBI demand for information related to readers who accessed a report on the newspaper's website earlier this year about a shooting in which two agents were killed during a search at a Florida apartment.  The FBI made the request via subpoena to USA Today's owner, Gannett, in April.  The agency sought information including the IP addresses and mobile identification information of people who accessed the Feb. 2 article about the agents during a 35-minute window.  After Gannett objected to disclosing the subpoenaed records, the FBI confirmed on May 25 it had received the response, and the company moved to quash the subpoena as unconstitutional, according to a May 28 court filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

'Slimy' FBI bigwig sexually harassed his juniors, drank on the job.  A "slimy" and "creepy" high-ranking FBI agent groped three of his female subordinates, made inappropriate sexual comments in the workplace and regularly drank on the job, according to documents obtained by The [New York] Post.  The unidentified G-man, who worked as a supervisory assistant special agent in charge, was investigated by the Department of Justice Inspector General's Office, which substantiated three allegations of unwanted sexual touching and the illegal boozing, according to the documents, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.  Details about when and where the conduct took place were redacted, but the records show the allegations were investigated by the New York Field Office and the probe was completed on Dec. 7, 2020.

GOP Senator Ron Johnson Says He Was "Set Up" by FBI Agents to Stop Him From Talking about Crackhead Hunter Biden.  Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) joined Dan Bongino on the Dan Bongino Show on Friday [5/28/2021].  During their discussion, Senator Johnson said he was "set up" by FBI-Stasi agents to stop him from talking about Hunter Biden and his filthy perverted lifestyle.

The FBI Seized Heirlooms, Coins, and Cash From Hundreds of Safe Deposit Boxes in Beverly Hills, Despite Knowing 'Some' Belonged to 'Honest Citizens'.  Dagny discovered that the FBI had seized the contents of her safe deposit box — about $100,000 in gold and silver coins, some family heirlooms like a diamond necklace inherited from her late grandmother, and an engagement ring she'd promised to pass down to her daughter — almost by accident.  She'd been asked by a friend to recommend a convenient and secure location for keeping some valuables.  Dagny searched Yelp to find the phone number for U.S. Private Vaults, a Beverly Hills facility where she'd rented a safe deposit box since 2017.  That's when she saw the bad news.  "Permanently closed."  After a brief moment of panic, some phone calls, and several days, Dagny and her husband Howard (pseudonyms used at their request to maintain privacy during ongoing legal proceedings) figured out what happened.  On March 22, the FBI had raided U.S. Private Vaults.  The federal agents were armed with a warrant allowing them to seize property belonging to the company as part of a criminal investigation — and even though the warrant explicitly exempted the safe deposit boxes in the company's vaults, they were taken too.  More than 800 were seized.

Former FBI Director Freeh gave $100k to a trust for VP Biden's grandkids in 2016 while exploring 'future work options'.  Take it from the New York Times and Washington Post: nothing to see here, move along.  Definitely not a bribe.  Emails recovered from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop reveal that while Joe Biden was vice president, a trust for his grandchildren — the children of his late son Beau Biden — received a hundred thousand dollars from a foundation controlled by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who was a lawyer for 3 corrupt foreign businessmen, later convicted and imprisoned.  In the emails it is revealed that Freeh actually met with the sitting VP in 2016 "to explore with him some future work options," in addition to courting his son Hunter for collaboration.

Former FBI director Louis Freeh gave $100,000 to a private trust for Joe Biden's grandchildren.  Former FBI director Louis Freeh gave $100,000 to a private trust for Joe Biden's grandchildren and met with the then-Vice President in 2016 'to explore with him some future work options', emails reveal.  Freeh also spoke with then-Vice President Biden in 2016 'to explore with him some future work options', according to the bombshell communications[.]  The emails suggest Freeh was trying to establish a future business relationship with Biden — and the White House has failed to disclose to DailyMail.com whether Joe Biden discussed private business with Freeh while in office.

Dr. Strawman, Or How I Learned To Stop Loving The FBI And Start Worrying.  [Scroll down]  Don't take my word for it.  If you search for Antifa at the FBI's website, you get one result!  Now check out the MOST WANTED/CAPITOL VIOLENCE page header.  It goes on endlessly.  Page after page of images captured of anyone in the Capitol on January 6th.  FBI Director Wray insists that the FBI did not use geotracking to locate anyone to the right of Mao who was in the Capitol that day.  Having worked in Telecom for twenty years, and having been involved in the incorporation of the Enhanced 911 Systems that allow police to use cell towers and GPS to track emergency cellphone calls to their exact location, I know Wray is lying.  How else did he get the information in any legal fashion?  I can stand politicians lying to me.  I've witnessed that my entire life.  But for the Director of the FBI to lie to the American people in such a low fashion, one more characteristic of John Brennan and James Clapper is a bridge too far.  Add to that the embarrassing raid on Marylin Hueper in Alaska based on a selfie.  That's not an investigation unless they have evidence I don't know about.  It was a politically motivated botch that completely disrupted the lives of two innocent Americans.  Conversely, DoJ and the FBI seem determined to whitewash, equivocate, and dismiss any concerns about Antifa and BLM, whose members have caused over two billion dollars in damage and destroyed countless businesses and lives.

FBI quietly admits 2017 GOP baseball shooting was domestic terrorism after all.  The FBI quietly admitted Friday that the 2017 Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field shooting that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise has been classified as "domestic terrorism" carried out by a "domestic violent extremist" targeting Republicans after the bureau previously classified it as "suicide by cop."  The revelation appears in the middle of an appendix on page 35 of a 40-page FBI-DHS report released on Friday titled "Security Strategic Intelligence Assessment and Data on Domestic Terrorism."  In a section describing approximately 85 different "FBI-Designated Significant Domestic Terrorism Incidents in the United States from 2015 through 2019," the Alexandria baseball field shooting appears, with the FBI categorizing the perpetrator as a "Domestic Violent Extremist" and describing the incident thusly:  "An individual with a personalized violent ideology targeted and shot Republican members of Congress at a baseball field and wounded five people.  The subject died as a result of engagement with law enforcement."

Gas Lines Return as Woke Deep State Fails to Stop Cyber Attack.  Welcome to Jimmy Carter 2.0, to an America saddled with a failed president and a failed Deep State whose minions worry about everything except what actually matters.  The [...] FBI and the [...] CIA have one [...] job, and that's to protect our way of life.  Period.  And the fastest way to unravel our way of life — the most effective, deadly, and destructive way — is to interrupt the free flow of oil.  Therefore, outside of physical threats to American persons and property, the FBI and the CIA should be focused almost exclusively on ensuring the energy that keeps our way of life alive is not interrupted.  Well, once again, these feckless Deep Staters have failed.  Instead of being focused on stopping a VERY successful cyber-attack on a crucial oil pipeline, these useless idiots have been focused on using the correct pronouns.

Former police chief:  If we lose the rule of law, we are going to lose America — and we're just about there.  [Scroll down]  And what of the once-proud FBI?  Over the past five years, we have seen that agency, which always enjoyed a stellar reputation, get reduced to nothing but a political hit squad for the Democratic Party.  Look no further than the hit job done by the FBI on former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn if you don't think the FBI has become a political enforcement arm for Democrats.  Add to that the involvement of the FBI in trying to take down former President Trump before he was even elected, and that agency has lost any and all credibility it had.  Sadly, there are a lot of outstanding, dedicated agents that work for that agency.  However, the agency as a whole, primarily in leadership has become a pathetic joke.

The Full FBI Warrant Which Allowed Officers To Raid An Alaska Spa To Recover Nancy Pelosi's Laptop.  The full warrant, detailing how a dozen FBI officers ended up raiding a spa in Alaska under false pretenses, has been released.  The story first came to major national attention after The National Pulse interviewed Paul and Marilyn Hueper, whose home and business was raided last week in an apparent case of mistaken identity.  The 38 page document, below, reveals how poor a job the FBI did in identifying a woman they say was in Speaker Pelosi's office on the afternoon of January 6th, 2021.  In summary, the warrant appears to rely on Marilyn Hueper wearing a black coat and having brunette hair as the motivations to raid the Homer Inn and Spa in search of an HP ProBook 640 G5 i5 laptop amongst other items.

Unequal protection under the law.  The FBI and the Department of Justice cannot be trusted to administer equal justice under the law.  Their actions over the last five years include:
  •   Operation Crossfire Hurricane investigating and hobbling President Trump on the basis of flawed intelligence paid for and manufactured by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats;
  •   Lying to and abusing the FISA courts to spy on Americans who supported President Trump;
  •   The prosecution of General Flynn and assorted Republicans who were associated with President Trump;
  •   The protection and non-prosecution of Hillary Clinton and her associates, Susan Rice, Hunter Biden, and the Biden crime family;
  •   Continuing orchestrated and illegal leaks to the media designed to damage President Trump and his supporters and bolster Democrats;
  •   Failure to prosecute Antifa and Black Lives Matter for a summer of riots and arson;
  •   Choosing to throw the prosecutorial book at the January 6 "white supremacist" "insurrectionists"
  •   Identifying "white supremacists" as the number one domestic terror threat when Islamic Jihadists, Antifa, and Black Lives Matter are greater threats by any rational metric;
  •   The recent 6 AM raid on Rudy Giuliani to obtain the electronic devices in his possession, including protected communications with his client, former President Trump, but not including the hard drives of Hunter Biden[.]

The Democratic Party's Stasi.  While reading emails in his bedroom last Wednesday morning, Paul Hueper heard a loud commotion inside his house.  Still clad in pajamas, the Alaska business owner ran to his dining room to see what was happening.  Hueper found himself face-to-face with several armed FBI agents, guns drawn, barking orders to him and his wife, Marilyn.  The agents had kicked down the front door of their home in Homer, Alaska where they also operate a day spa and inn.  The pair were quickly handcuffed along with a few houseguests, including a teenager.  Paul and Marilyn, who had attended Donald Trump's speech in Washington, D.C. on January 6 and then walked to the Capitol, were interrogated for at least three hours by federal investigators. [...] Marilyn was told she was a suspect in the case of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "stolen" laptop; a few hours into the inquisition, an agent finally showed Marilyn a photo of someone inside the Capitol on January 6 who looked like her.  She told agents it wasn't her and insisted the image had been photoshopped.  The whole incident was somewhat amusing to the Huepers.  "We laughed a lot of the time because it was so ridiculous," Marilyn said.  "I could hear Paul laughing in the other room."  But it was far from a laughing matter.  One investigator warned Marilyn that if she didn't give the answers they were looking for, she could face perjury and obstruction of justice charges.

House Republicans Demand Answers from FBI on FISA Abuse Revelations.  House Republicans have called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to provide a "detailed accounting" of every instance since 2019 that the agency has used warrantless surveillance authority to obtain information unrelated to national security, while accusing the FBI of "illegal spying activities."  Reps.  Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), in a joint letter to Wray, cited a 67-page opinion from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which they said shows the FBI has been "seriously and systematically abusing its warrantless electronic surveillance authority" by overstepping the limitations under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).  Section 702 allows the attorney general and the director of national intelligence to jointly authorize warrantless surveillance of non-U.S. citizens residing outside the United States, subject to certain constraints.  These include requiring investigators to adopt "targeting procedures" to make sure the information obtained under Section 702 warrantless surveillance is indeed limited to noncitizens and to prevent the "intentional acquisition" of communications within the United States.  Section 702 also requires a FISA court order for a review of query results in criminal investigations that aren't related to national security.

Andrew Giuliani to Newsmax TV: Raid on Father 'Goes Right to the Top'.  The FBI raid on former President Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani goes "right to the top of the White House," featuring a president going after the lawyer of his "political adversary," according to Andrew Giuliani on Newsmax TV.  "When Joe Biden says, 'I didn't know about it,' I don't buy that," Andrew Giuliani told Monday's "Greg Kelly Reports."  "I'm sorry, Greg.  This is the same guy who plagiarized.  This is the same guy who's continually lied to the American people.  "He may be president of the United States, and I certainly respect the presidency, but I do not respect his word."  The son of Rudy Giuliani noted the entire Hunter Biden laptop controversy is "motive" for President Joe Biden to send his Justice Department on his "political adversary."

The Deep State is Back.  ecently, the FBI searched Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartment.  The search was made in connection with the prosecution of two Ukrainian Americans for violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).  Giuliani is a respected lawyer, a former federal prosecutor, and was mayor of New York during the 9/11 attacks.  FARA prosecutions are rare and typically are dealt with through fines.  The use of search warrants against a lawyer is also unusual, and the Department of Justice handbook counsels the use of some lesser means, such as subpoenas, to obtain information when possible.  In his dealings with Ukraine, Giuliani says he acted as President Trump's emissary and lawyer.  These "minister without portfolio" employments have been used before, particularly where, as in Ukraine, American government officials may themselves be corrupt, compromised, or resistant to the president's agenda.

The Never-ending Hunt for a Trump Crime.  Was this an off-the-book operation by rogue agents?  I mean, if these people feel free to constantly leak to the press sensitive material, how far off the reservation have FBI agents gone?  Or was this shoved under the carpet as a national security matter and the DNI was responsible and kept Barr in the dark?  A mystery of significant importance.  Did they have a FISA warrant to do this?  If so, ever more reason to scrap this monstrosity.  If you are not yet concerned about the FBI's counterintelligence operations, its incompetency and KGB-type operations, you just aren't paying attention.

Giuliani: FBI Agents Refused To Take Hunter Biden's Hard Drives.  During an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday [4/29/2021], former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that FBI agents who came to his home with a search warrant for "electronics" refused to take Hunter Biden's hard drives, even though they fell "within the scope of the subpoena."  "Well, about six o'clock in the morning, there was a big bang! bang! bang! on the door and outside were seven FBI agents with a warrant for electronics," Giuliani began.  "And I looked at the warrant and I said, 'This is extraordinary because I offered to give these to the government and talk it over with them for two years.'"

The Real Reasons Behind the Rudy Giuliani Raid.  Expectations that the FBI was investigating possible crimes documented on Hunter Biden's laptop were laid to rest earlier this week when agents raided the home and office of Rudolph Giuliani, the man who made news of the laptop public.  According to reports, federal investigators are looking for evidence that the former Mayor of New York City violated the foreign agents registration act (FARA) by illegally lobbying on behalf of Ukrainian officials.  But that's just a pretext to search his communications and records to find something with which to take revenge against a man who helped uncover the corruption of America's first family.  The compromising photos, emails, and texts found on Hunter's laptop include accounts of financial arrangements with a Chinese businessman he called the "spy chief of China."  The documents, confirmed by a former Biden associate, implicate other members of the Biden clan, including it seems the president.  And so to hunt Giuliani, the commander-in-chief has deployed federal law enforcement authorities, which have their own reason to retaliate against one of the Department of Justice's most famous former prosecutors.  Giuliani helped thwart the FBI and DOJ's plot to topple an American president.

Giuliani says FBI agents declined to take Hunter Biden's hard drives.  Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani during an interview on Thursday said that FBI agents who searched his home this week declined to take Hunter Biden's hard drives.  Giuliani said that seven FBI agents showed up early Wednesday morning with a warrant for electronics.  He said when he asked them if they wanted to take Hunter Biden's hard drives, they declined.  "Hunter Biden's hard drives fall within the scope of the subpoena.  The subpoena required them to take all electronics, but they decided to leave that behind.  And they also were completely content to rely on my word that these were Hunter Biden's hard drives," the former mayor told conservative commentator Tucker Carlson during an interview on the Fox News Channel.

New York Times, WaPo, NBC forced to retract false claims about Giuliani.  The New York Times, Washington Post and NBC News all issued retractions Saturday [5/1/2021] for their coverage of Rudy Giuliani following a raid of his Manhattan apartment by the FBI.  The Times appended their correction to a story about the role Giuliani may have played in the 2019 recall of ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch and whether he received a warning from the FBI about Russian disinformation.  "An earlier version of this article misstated whether Rudolph W. Giuliani received a formal warning from the F.B.I. about Russian disinformation.  Mr. Giuliani did not receive such a so-called defensive briefing," The Times wrote Saturday in a note attached to the piece.  The Washington Post's correction, on a story about prominent Americans being targeted by Russian disinformation, was similar.

FBI spied on Giuliani, Trump iCloud chats during impeachment hearings, says lawyer.  Rudolph W. Giuliani says that the FBI secretly spied on his Apple iCloud account beginning in late 2019 when he was having regular messaging conversations with his client, President Trump, during House impeachment proceedings.  Mr. Giuliani said the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan on Thursday informed his attorney, Robert Costello, that covert wiretapping took place.  "He asked [the prosecutor] to repeat it because he couldn't believe it was true," Mr. Giuliani said this week on the "Rita Cosby Show" on WABC radio in New York.  "To me they just trashed the president of the United States."

Washington DC Is Paying $1.6 Million In Settlements To Rioters At Trump's Inauguration.  The double standard of justice continues.  Washington D.C. is going to pay $1.6 million in settlements to those who were arrested for rioting at Trump's inauguration.  According to lawsuits filed protesters were arrested without cause and excessive force was used. [...] Trump supporters who were at the capitol on January 6th are not getting the same treatment.  While they do nothing about the crimes committed by the deep state and radical left they are targeting every Trump supporter.  The FBI is now focusing in on a Grandmother who just walked through the U.S. Capitol!

FBI raid on innocent couple shows lawlessness at Department of Justice.  Wednesday's rogue FBI raid on an innocent couple in Homer is an example of what happens when a lawless and completely illegitimate political party and administration come to power.  The Democrats are utilizing the proven techniques of communism and fascism, and weaponizing federal law enforcement for political purposes.  They are now reaping the fruits of the November's fake election.  Its aftermath spells the end of freedom in America.  It is no longer a threat.  It is here, and none of us are safe.  Paul and Marilyn Hueper went to DC on Jan. 6 to listen to Donald Trump's speech.  Like other Alaskans, they were at the very foot of the stage and in front of a million people in the Washington Mall, but when they were dismissed by Trump to "Peacefully and patriotically protest", they suddenly found themselves at the back of a very long line.  They got lost, they bought a hot dog, they started up the steps, but they never got within a hundred yards of entering the capitol building.

Feds serve search warrant at Alaska resort: 'We're here for Nancy Pelosi's laptop'.  Federal agents served a search warrant at a boutique resort in Homer, Alaska, saying they were looking for a laptop stolen from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, one of the Homer Inn and Spa owners said.

FBI breaks into Homer, Alaska house, looking for Nancy Pelosi's laptop.  A couple in Homer, Alaska reports the FBI raided their home on Wednesday morning looking for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop.  Twelve agents, FBI, Capitol Police, and other apparent police agents, broke down the door to their home and told Marilyn and Paul Hueper to put their hands up.  Paul counted seven guns trained on him when he came out of the bedroom.  The agents cuffed the couple and held them for hours.  It was a case of mistaken identity, but the FBI now has possession of Marilyn's HP Probook laptop.  The photo above [not shown here] is on the FBI website as a person of interest in the January 6 surge into the U.S. Capitol, during which Pelosi's laptop was stolen.  The photo above is of the woman the FBI is looking for.  Marilyn has no real social media presence or photos online.

Giuliani claims materials seized by FBI are 'exculpatory' evidence.  Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Thursday he "never ever represented any foreign national" after the FBI raided his apartment and seized his electronic devices earlier this week.  Giuliani, who served as former President Donald Trump's personal attorney, has reportedly been eyed by federal authorities over whether he illegally lobbied the previous administration in 2019 on behalf of Ukrainian officials and oligarchs while searching for damaging information on Trump's political rivals, including President Joe Biden, then the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.  He told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday that seven FBI agents knocked on his door at 6 a.m. on Wednesday serving a warrant for electronics, adding he told federal agents:  "This is extraordinary because I've offered to give these to the government and talk it over them for two years."  "I could have destroyed the evidence years ago," Giuliani said, but he claimed that he didn't because the evidence is "exculpatory" and proves himself, Trump, and "all of us are innocent."

Rudy Giuliani responds to FBI search warrant raid and goes on the offensive.  The highly publicized early morning raid on the apartment and office of Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of the 45th President of the United States, was an outrage.  Thanks to a 10+ minute interview last night on Tucker Carlson Tonight, the nation's highest-rated cable news program, we have a better grasp of the dimensions of the scandalous behavior of the Department of Justice.  [Video clip]  I urge readers to view the entire interview if they did not see it on the broadcast.  It is embedded below.  Keep in mind that before he was Mayor of New York, he was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the very office that is now conducting the investigation targeting him.  He therefore knows the ins and outs of all aspects of federal prosecution, including the execution of search warrants.

The dark night of fascism has finally landed in the United States.  On Wednesday [4/28/2021], Federal agents flashing open-ended warrants conducted a 6 a.m. raid on former New York mayor current Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani to seize his electronics.  The ostensible reason was that Giuliani violated a law requiring Americans who represent foreign nationals to register as foreign agents.  This is a law that is enforced only against Republicans close to Trump — and Giuliani is adamant that he's never represented foreign nationals.  The agents ostentatiously refused to seize copies of Hunter Biden's hard drives, which Giuliani possessed, even though they were obvious electronic devices.  Giuliani contends that the hard drives' contents establish not only that Hunter and Joe Biden acted as unregistered foreign agents, but also that Joe Biden and his family took millions in bribes over the years and that Hunter Biden was engaged in child pornography.  Since Giuliani still has the hard drives, perhaps he should make all the information on the drives public. [...] On the evidence available, what's happening to Giuliani looks like typical fascism:  an incoming regime uses unequally applied law and a complete absence of due process to purge all political opposition.

The raid on Rudy.  Never mind that Biden was, himself, guilty of quid pro quo, having said openly that he would withhold money from the Ukrainian government unless the investigation of Burisma was halted.  So, though complaints against Giuliani and company had been lodged by Democrats many months ago, it took a Biden presidency to see to it that Rudy was humiliated by an FBI "home invasion" reminiscent of the harrowing one launched against another elderly Trump associate, Roger Stone.  In that early morning raid covered by tipped-off CNN, Roger and his frail wife feared for their safety.  It would seem that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is capable — or willing — to thwart only old conservative men.  They haven't bothered to breach the walls of the sprawling Clinton compound in Chappaqua for incriminating evidence in the matter of the faux dossier by Christopher Steele, financed by the DNC with funds from Hillary's campaign.  Nor have they bothered to bust into the fashionable Los Angeles digs of Hunter Biden, perhaps rummaging through his steel straws and various "extraneous" laptops to find evidence of his sweetheart deals with the wife of a Moscow mayor and a lending institution in China.

Declassified FISA Opinion Shows More FBI Abuses.  A FISA Court opinion and order declassified today reveals continued FBI abuses of "raw FISA-acquired information."  After a DOJ National Security Division review, the FISA Court noted "the FBI's failure to properly apply its querying standard when searching Section 702-acquired information was more pervasive than was previously believed."  This opinion includes these findings:  April 2019 - July 2019:  An FBI technical information specialist was involved in "Compliance incidents" by conducting 124 queries of Section 702-acquired information on (1) Volunteers who had requested to participate in the FBI's "Citizens Academy"; (2) Persons who needed to enter the field office to perform repairs; and (3) Persons who reported they were victims of a crime.

FISA court doc shows FBI looked for domestic terrorists without warrants, report.  The FBI has without court orders looked through troves of National Security Agency foreign communications for information on American "racially motivated violent extremists," according to a news report based on a recently declassified report.  The agency conducted the reviews despite being warned several years ago by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which approves warrants for such investigations, that such inquiries were constitutionally alarming, according to the Daily Beast.  The FBI's warrant-free queries, known as backdoor searches, were related to criminal investigations including those on "domestic terrorism involving racially motivated violent extremists."

The Editor says...
Why limit the search to those who are racially motivated?  Aren't other motivations just as dangerous?  Terrorists motived by Islam, for example.  Antifa terrorists motivated by anti-capitalism.  Eco-terrorists motivated by militant environmentalism.  In general, violence and hate speech come from the left.

Capitol Rally Attendee Says FBI Interviewed Her About Jan. 6 Tweets; Were Embarrassed About Having to Investigate 'Stupid' Tips.  A media influencer who attended the Trump rally in Washington DC on January 6, says two FBI agents came to her home to investigate a couple of tweets she posted on that day.  In one tweet, she had joked that she was "storming the Capitol."  In the other tweet she had apparently responded a troll.  Dr. Karlyn Borysenko said she was out of town at the time, and the agents spoke with her husband.  When she got back, she said that she arranged to have an attorney present with her for the FBI interview, which she found out would be about her experience at the Capitol on January 6.  The FBI agents, she said, were apologetic, and told her that they were having to investigate a lot of tips from people that "seem stupid."

FBI turn to high-tech facial recognition, undercover operations to nab Capitol invaders.  The number of U.S. Capitol invaders charged with crimes has topped 400, Justice Department records show, and in a recent case the FBI disclosed new twists in identifying and ensnaring a suspect.  A Washington Times review of scores of law enforcement affidavits justifying an arrest show this pattern:  Agents examine thousands of videos and photos taken inside the Capitol on Jan. 6.  In old-school detective work, officers pick out a target and compare Capitol images to online posts from that day or previous days based on tips from the invaders' friends, co-workers and even family.  To seal the deal, FBI agents openly approach the suspect in a phone call or home visit.  The targets in many cases readily admit to their actions.  It is difficult to deny wronging when caught on camera.

FBI Labels 2017 Baseball Field Shooting by Deranged Leftist that Nearly Killed GOP Rep. Scalise a "Suicide by Cop".  The FBI is a total disgrace.  The FBI labeled the 2017 baseball field shooting that nearly killed GOP Rep. Steve Scalise a "suicide by cop" — this was recently revealed during an exchange with a GOP lawmaker.  GOP Rep Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip, and two Capitol Police were shot during baseball practice in June of 2017.  Scalise was shot in the hip and tried to drag himself off the field after he was shot.  The shooter, James Hodgkinson, was a Bernie supporter and Russian collusion truther who was radicalized by the Democrat-media complex because of their lies about Trump and the GOP.  Rather than labeling the shooting of Republicans by a left-wing Bernie supporter "domestic terrorism," the FBI labeled it a "suicide by cop."

Representative Markwayne Mullin Confronts FBI Director Christopher Wray About Difference Between Prosecuting Capitol Hill Protestors vs BLM/ANTIFA Violence.  Rep. Markwayne Mullin took his opportunity to question FBI Director Cristopher Wray by asking the FBI Director about the double standard in investigating/prosecuting Capitol rioters vs the Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters in DC and Portland.  Rep Mullin smartly uses the example of federal officers who have been attacked, assaulted and injured by Antifa and BLM, yet the FBI does nothing to investigate or prosecute these violent extremists.  Mullin even quoted Wray back to himself when the FBI Director said:  "Antifa is not a national organization", a quote Director Wray now stunningly denies.

FBI Director Wray Refuses To Disclose If Antifa Has Organized Finances To Launch Coordinated Attacks.  Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray refused to disclose whether Antifa has the capability to organize, receive funding, and coordinate attacks during the House Intelligence Committee's annual public World Wide Threats Hearing on Thursday [4/15/2021].  Wray began his answer about Antifa by declaring it is a "real thing."  "There are certainly local and regional nodes, individuals who self-identify with Antifa and commit violent attacks, citing that as their motivation, and we have a number of predicate investigations into such individuals and Antifa is a real thing.  It's not a fiction," Wray admitted, despite Democrats and their media allies previously calling Antifa a "myth."  When pressed by Republican Rep. Michael Turner of Ohio about the organizing, training, and financing of Antifa, however, Wray was reluctant to divulge information.

FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year.  FBI agents last year interviewed the gunman who fatally shot eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, the bureau said Friday, as investigators searched the home of the 19-year-old former FedEx employee.  Coroners began the slow process of identifying the victims as family members spent hours agonizing over word of their loved ones.  The slayings Thursday night marked the latest in a string of recent mass shootings to rock the U.S.

GOP House member grills Wray on double standard of Capitol and Portland rioter prosecutions.  Rep. Markwayne Mullin took aim at FBI Director Cristopher Wray during a House Select Committee on Intelligence hearing, questioning what he sees as the FBI's double standard in prosecuting Capitol rioters and those in Portland.  "Under the Biden administration, there appears to be a wave of leniency being granted to individuals arrested for federal crimes in Portland," Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, said during the hearing.  "Federal prosecutors are apparently approving deferred resolution agreements in a number of cases and allowing perpetrators to do community service and avoid jail time and criminal records.  Why are we seeing such a disparity between the individuals charged on Jan. 6 and those that are charged in Portland?"  Wray at first responded by pinning the blame on local prosecutors, noting that the FBI only investigates the crimes but does not make decisions about prosecution.

The FBI might have gone ahead and fixed your Microsoft email server.  Not updating your critical software?  The FBI might just do it for you.  The FBI has begun quietly accessing hundreds of American computers hacked through Microsoft's Exchange email program, removing malicious code that the hackers left behind.  The operation, which the Department of Justice announced Tuesday [4/13/2021] it had authorized with a warrant, highlights the severity of the Exchange vulnerability, which allowed scores of hackers to break into organizations since the beginning of the year.  But it also raises concerns about the FBI's jurisdiction when remedying cyberattacks against Americans.

'Skilled predator' allowed to retire from FBI with no punishment and full benefits after Justice Department substantiates 8 sexual harassment claims: report.  James Hendricks quietly retired last year as a special agent in charge, but not before colleagues labeled him a "skilled predator" and the Justice Department's internal watchdog found that his behavior marked one of the FBI's most egregious known cases of sexual misconduct.  According to the Associated Press, Hendricks was among several senior FBI officials who avoided discipline — and retired with full benefits — even after claims of sexual misconduct against them were substantiated.  Hendricks' alleged sexual harassment was outlined in a 52-page report obtained by the AP under the Freedom of Information Act . Although his name is blacked out in the report, he was identified by law enforcement officials familiar with his case, the AP reported.

The FBI / DOJ is MIA on Hunter Biden, Seth Rich, Anthony Weiner laptops.  The FBI and DOJ have been missing in action for years.  Failing in disclosing and acting on the information in the Hunter Biden, Seth Rich, and Anthony Weiner laptops.  The two-tiered system of American justice has never been more hypocritical on display.  Democrats and the deep state lie, cover-up and protect the likes of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Hunter Biden, and the Biden crime family.  Yet the full weight and power of the government are brought against any Republican connected to Donald Trump.  The story of the Hunter Biden, Seth Rich, and Anthony Weiner laptops is a tale of just how debased and corrupt our Government institutions and modern media have become.

FBI's political jihad against American white whales.  When it all began, the FBI just had "a couple of questions."  Because John is a law-abiding, pro-cop kind of patriotic American citizen, he willingly answered their questions.  No, he told them, he was not at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.  He was, he told them, at work.  He provided the proof that he was at work to their field office in Rockville.  All of this was as if there is something inherently nefarious or illegal about a political gathering of citizens at the United States Capitol to petition their federal government.  The FBI agents produced no evidence that John had committed any crime, caused any disturbance or trespassed against anyone.  "I supported President Trump in the 2020 election," John told me.  "I put up signs in my yard, but I have never been involved in any kind of rioting or vandalism."  But the FBI questions did not end with his whereabouts on Jan. 6.  That was only the beginning.  In the weeks since they first banged on the door of his home, agents have continued pestering him, demanding answers and threatening him.

The FBI is very good at woke politics, not so good at catching killers.  After the horrendous Colorado shooting last week, we learned that the alleged shooter, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, had a record of violence and arrests.  His brother described him as mentally ill, paranoid and "very anti-social."  He was also on the FBI's radar because of someone with whom he associated.  In this, Alissa joins a long list of "known-wolf" killers, including Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter; the Tsarnaev brothers, who conducted the Boston Marathon bombing; Omar Mateen, the Pulse nightclub shooter in Florida; and some of the 9/11 hijackers.  The FBI's failure to catch that last set of perpetrators is especially enraging — and shows the agency has been atrophying for a long time.  "For two and a half weeks before the attacks," as Slate noted, "the US government knew the names of two hijackers.  It knew they were al-Qaeda killers and that they were already in the United States."

The Matt Gaetz Leak Makes the FBI Look Really Stupid and Corrupt.  Last night, amidst a slew of far more important stories, The New York Times sought to change the narrative from the disaster at the border by leaking about a supposed investigation involving Rep. Matt Gaetz.  The report was based on anonymous sources giving very vague information about what might or might not be going on.  RedState covered this initially last night, and if Gaetz actually did something wrong, he should be held accountable. [...] For his part, Gaetz denies the claims.  He went on Tucker Carlson's show last night and named a person he alleges is trying to extort him.  Later, RedState confirmed that Gaetz was telling the truth about his father wearing a wire for the FBI to investigate the matter.  Where that leaves us is anyone's guess.  Gaetz is certainly a character, and his defense is a bit convoluted, but the fact that this was leaked via "three people briefed" is yet another black-eye for the FBI.

FBI Raids Home of Young Female Christian Volunteer at 4 AM in Texas — For Walking Through US Capitol in January with Her Boyfriend.  We received this information last week.  And now the story is making national news.  Young female Christian volunteer Elizabeth Rose Williams was arrested last Tuesday by the FBI.  As of this writing, her family has not heard from her.  Elizabeth was scooped up by FBI agents in an early morning raid at her home in Ingram, Texas.  The FBI waited until 4-6 AM to raid this Christian woman's home.

An FBI so corrupt it lets mass shooters rampage needs to go.  The New York Times reported on March 27 that Syrian-born Colorado mass shooter Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa had been on the FBI's radar before he murdered 10 people in a grocery store.  "The suspect's identity was previously known to the F.B.I. because he was linked to another individual under investigation by the bureau, according to law enforcement officials," the Times says. [...] It seems the FBI is not very good at this "stopping mass shooters" thing.  This is not an anomaly in the FBI's history.  It in fact appears to be a pattern of negligence.  During the Barack Obama presidency, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., grilled FBI Director James Comey about the "known wolf" problem — of 14 Islamist attacks in the U.S. during Obama's tenure, the FBI had been aware of at least 12 before the violence erupted, and did nothing.  For example, the 2009 Fort Hood shooter, who killed 13; the Boston Marathon bombers of 2013 who killed three and injured 264; and the Pulse nightclub shooter who killed 49 people and wounded 53 more.  All were known to the FBI and several had been interviewed by the FBI before they went on killing sprees.  The FBI had also been warned numerous times about the Parkland, Florida school shooter, before he killed 17 and injured 17 more in 2018.  It also knew beforehand about the 2018 Nashville, Tennessee Waffle House shooter, who killed four and injured two more, and the 2020 Nashville RV bomber.

Meet the Russiagate Prober Who Couldn't Verify Anything in the Steele Dossier Yet Said Nothing for Years.  For the past four years, Democrats and the Washington media have suspended disbelief about the Steele dossier's credibility by arguing that some Russia allegations against Donald Trump and his advisers have been corroborated and therefore the most explosive charges may also be true.  But recently declassified secret testimony by the FBI official in charge of corroborating the dossier blows up that narrative.  The top analyst assigned to the FBI's Russia "collusion" case, codenamed Crossfire Hurricane, admitted under oath that neither he nor his team of half a dozen intelligence analysts could confirm any of the allegations in the dossier — including ones the FBI nonetheless included in several warrant applications as evidence to establish legal grounds to electronically monitor a former Trump adviser for almost a year.  FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten made the admission under questioning by staff investigators for the Senate Judiciary Committee during closed-door testimony in October.

Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Shooting Gallery.  Another mass shooting occurred this past week in Colorado, a state that had more than its share of similar shootings over the past few decades. [...] [The shooter] was already known to the FBI, "linked to another individual under investigation by the bureau" according to the New York Times.  Yet this happened under the FBI's noses.  Perhaps they were busy with other important cases.  Like the 50 plus agents investigating Trump-Russia collusion, spying on the Trump campaign and administration.  Or the dozen plus agents sent urgently to investigate a NASCAR garage door handle with a loop that someone thought might resemble a noose.  As The Last Refuge points out, this is yet another of many potential terrorism-related mass shootings where the shooter is known to the FBI, yet they did nothing to prevent the shooting.  If only the shooter were a garage door handle, then the FBI might have investigated seriously and might have actually preempted the mass casualty event.

So the FBI knew all about the Colorado shooter....  What, exactly, are the taxpayers paying for in the highly politicized and loaded-for-money wokester FBI these days?  The recent mass-shooting out of Colorado, from a murder-spewing freak they knew about, would suggest nothing.  While they were out there busy looking for 'white supremacists' this admitted refugee from Syria was making plans to kill.  And he's not the first. [...] The prevalence of spray-shooters ought to leave the FBI no time for political persecutions that benefit only Democrats.  They need focus now on real threats and be on the hot seat if they don't.

FBI Knew Boulder, Colorado, Suspect Identity Prior to Shooting.  A reminder:  50 FBI agents were enlisted within the Trump-Russia investigation to push a narrative.  13 FBI agents were dispatched to Talladega speedway to investigate a garage pull-down rope and push a narrative.  Thousands of FBI hours have been spent investigating the January 6th Washington DC protest, and once again another terrorist carries out a mass shooting where the FBI knew the suspect in advance.  The FBI knew in advance the Pulse Nightclub shooter (Omar Mateen) and were tipped off by the local sheriff.  The FBI knew in advance the San Bernardino Terrorists (Tashfeen Malik).  The FBI knew in advance the Boston Marathon Bombers (the Tsarnaev brothers) tipped off by Russians.  The FBI knew in advance the Garland, Texas, shooters (Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi).  The FBI knew in advance of the Parkland High School shooter (Nikolas Cruz).  The FBI knew in advance of the Fort Hood shooter (Nidal Hasan); and now the FBI knew in advance of Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa. [...] Meanwhile the political FBI agents chase the ghosts of mysteriously invisible white supremacists conducting random acts of unidentified racism.

Report: Boulder Mass Shooting Suspect 'Previously Known to FBI'.  Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, the suspected gunman in a mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday, was reportedly previously known to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) because of his ties to another person under investigation.  The New York Times reported Tuesday evening [3/23/2021]:  "The suspect's identity was previously known to the F.B.I. because he was linked to another individual under investigation by the bureau, according to law enforcement officials."

Senator Accuses FBI Of Running 'Fake' Brett Kavanaugh Background Check.  U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) sent a letter to newly-sworn in U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland asking for his support to investigate the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) background check of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh before he was confirmed.  Whitehouse told Garland in the letter that he thought the FBI's investigation into allegations of misconduct by Kavanaugh was "fake" and compromised by partisan politics, CBS News reported.  "It cannot and should not be the policy of the FBI to not follow up on serious allegations of misconduct during background check investigations," Whitehouse wrote.

FBI Uses SWAT Tactical Team, Armored Vehicles and Armed Troops to Arrest Man Who Attended January 6 Capitol Hill Protest.  Just as the FBI used a heavily armed tactical SWAT team to arrest Roger Stone, the FBI deployed the same tactics in Naples, Florida to arrest a man who attended the January 6th DC protest march.  Military tactics, armored vehicles, automatic rifles and a no-knock raid.  Essentially the FBI continues to send a message to the larger electorate.  They use these aggressive tactics against people based on their politics.  There are no honorable "rank and file" in the modern FBI; the entire institution is compromised.  This stuff is nuts.

Will FBI 'Chats' Send Conservatives to Prison?  Across the nation, FBI agents are swooping down upon conservative activists, Trump supporters, and anyone suspected of any tie to the January 6 clash at the Capitol.  Conservative author Candace Owens tweeted on March 3:  "About 10 of my friends who attended Trump's speech but DID NOT go to Capitol building thereafter have had the FBI turn up at their door to ask them why they went to D.C. ... Our FBI is trying to scare conservatives against ever gathering in the future."  Actually, the potential problem is far worse for people targeted by the feds.  FBI chief Christopher Wray, who is scrambling to deliver the indictments that will please his congressional overlords, says the agency is conducting 2,000 domestic terrorism investigations.  Few Americans recognize how badly the legal playing field is tilted against them.  When FBI agents knock on their doors, many Americans won't hesitate to open up because they assume "those who have nothing to hide have nothing to fear."  But along with Bureau procedures that are a travesty of due process, the FBI is exploiting a sweeping law that criminalizes casual comments.  Federal agents have the right to lie to you and to put you in prison if you lie to them.  Any citizen who makes even a single-word ("no" or "yes") false utterance to a federal agent faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

FBI Sends in Armored Vehicle with Turret, 2 Vans, 6 FBI Vehicles, 3 Local Police Vehicles to Arrest Young Father Who Attended Jan. 6 Rally.  Joshua James was arrested this week and is being charged in connection to the violent events of January 6th in Washington D.C.  Joshua James is an Iraq War veteran.  He was wounded in a bomb blast in Iraq.  And Joshua is being held by the FBI without bail.  Joshua is the breadwinner in his family.  He receives retirement pay from the military.  He has three young children including a 3-year-old. [...] The FBI lured him out of his home in Alabama by pretending to be a customer needing a pressure washing.  Then an Army armored vehicle with a turret on top, 2 FBI vans, 6 FBI vehicles, 3 local police and sheriff's vehicles pulled up and ransacked their home.

FBI's Ridiculous "Capitol Siege Pipe Bomb" Video Is An All-Out Assault on Common Sense.  This week, the FBI released video footage of their key suspect in the vaunted "pipe bombs planted at DNC and GOP offices" plot from the MAGA Capitol protests of 1/6.  Much is riding on this "pipe bomb" plot being legit, because the "armed insurrection" narrative is falling apart without it.  Just last week, the FBI confessed to Congress — and not without prodding from Senator Ron Johnson — that no guns had actually been recovered or confiscated on Capitol grounds. [...] With the "Guns at Capitol" meme down, only two serious, terroristic plots implicating MAGA on 1/6 remain.  One is the "guns & bombs stashed in cars and outside the city" plots, principally related to the Oath Keepers, which has been the subject of an exhaustive forthcoming Revolver News investigation; the other is this eagerly-hyped "pipe bomb" plot.  So this "pipe bomb" plot better be real, and it better be the authentic act of a genuine Trump supporter, or basically all they have left is the strange case of the "Oath Keepers" — and we will tell you in advance that is not looking pretty for The Narrative or the FBI.

Did the FBI steal tons of Civil War gold?  The tale starts in the 1860s when legend has it that a large wagon full of gold bullion was either stolen or "went missing" in a remote area of western Pennsylvania.  The shipment had supposedly been on its way to the mint in Philadelphia but it never arrived.  This has led any number of would-be treasure hunters to scour the forests in that region looking for a massive payday.  The amount of gold was rumored to be between seven and nine tons, making it worth hundreds of millions of dollars today.  But all efforts to locate it had come up empty.  That might have changed in 2018.  A father and son team named Parada who co-own the treasure-hunting outfit Finders Keepers were investigating a remote part of Elks County called Dent's Run. [...] Now, however, through FOIA requests and court orders, the FBI has released at least some emails on the subject and it certainly sounds like they know more about the story than they've been letting on.

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The FBI always knows more than it reveals.  The lesson to be learned from this story — if it's true, and it appears to be — is simple:  You can't trust the FBI.

Democrats renew calls to remove J. Edgar Hoover's name from FBI building.  Rep. Steve Cohen vowed to renew the push to remove former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's name from the bureau's downtown Washington headquarters, according to an interview released Monday [3/8/2021].  Appearing on Yahoo!  News' Skullduggery podcast, the Tennessee Democrat said the effort is getting a fresh look after the release of a new movie highlighting the FBI's secret program to discredit civil rights activists.  The Washington Times in 2019 first reported Democrats' bid to strip the longtime FBI director's name from the bureau's headquarters.

FBI Took Possession of Suspicious Ballots in Georgia in Early January and Ordered Them Destroyed With a Shredder.  The Gateway Pundit reported on January 9th that the FBI in Georgia stepped in and shut down the forensic analysis of shredded ballots, took the ballots away from the forensic team, and brought them back to the shredder to destroy the evidence.  Today we have more on this incident from two sources.  This story was first reported by Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of Overstock.com.  He reported on Twitter that the Deep State was stealing evidence in Georgia related to the 2020 Election: [...] We now have more information regarding this incident from individuals with knowledge of the events.  This all started when a shredding company was hired to come in and shred election material.  When the truck arrived at the scene, the material asked to be shredded turned out to be ballots and other official records from the 2020 election.  The company began shredding the material into little balls which are basically impossible to piece back together once they are shredded in that manner.

Can We Reform an FBI that Behaves Like a Gestapo?  Short answer — I doubt it.  But it is a legitimate question to raise because there are still some patriots serving within the ranks of the FBI who are beyond distraught over the gross politicization of their once proud, respected organization.  Some of the men and women with 20 years in are simply counting days and hours until they can punch out.  There is genuine, deep seated hatred for Christopher Wray and his coterie of lackeys eager to suckle on the teat of the Deep State.  The final straw for many in the bureau is the dishonest response to the January 6 swarm at the U.S. Capitol.  For starters, the FBI had intelligence about Antifa's plans to infiltrate the crowds of Trump supporters and incite violence.  But the FBI also was manipulating some of the very groups labeled as "white supremacists", e.g. the Proud Boys.

Twenty days of infamy: the January 2017 red flags the FBI blew past on Russia collusion.  From its earliest moments, the FBI's Russia collusion probe was always fraught with warning signs.  Agents were told Christopher Steele provided faulty information, had likely been compromised by Russian intel disinformation, wanted to defeat Donald Trump, had leaked to the media and was being paid by Hillary Clinton, who herself might be carrying out an epic dirty political trick to vilify Trump with false information to distract from her own scandals.  Those intelligence reports alone should have given agents pause.  The fact that Steele had been terminated by the FBI as an informant for leaking also should have weighed heavily.  But if ever there were red lights screaming for the FBI to end the counterintelligence probe, they were flashing during a harrowing 20-day window in January 2017 as Barack Obama was leaving office and Trump was coming in.  Between Jan. 4, 2017 and Jan. 24, 2017, nearly every major assumption of the FBI's Russia collusion theory was gutted, according to recently declassified evidence reviewed by Just the News.

FBI criminal complaint on Capitol incursion used Photoshopped 4-chan hoax picture as evidence.  Just when you thought the FBI couldn't fall any further, the Bureau utterly, hilariously, and luridly beclowns itself.  In a formal document, a criminal charge.  Using a Photoshopped picture from 4-chan, the reviled (by all people who abhor wrongthink) website where a wag substituted a lurid picture for the official portrait hanging on the wall of the US Capitol in the background of a shot of the Viking horn helmet guy and others who stormed in on January 6, 2021. [...] This is so sloppy a job that it suggests extreme pressure to act in haste.  That need for speed, of course, is the excuse used by Kevin Clinesmith to explain away his lying to a federal court — and the judge in question, James Boasberg, bought it and let him off with no prison time, a $100 fine and community service.  I am so old that I remember when the FBI was adored by the media and most of the citizenry other than communists.  And J. Edgar Hoover's insistence on getting the details right was legendary.

FBI Used A Photo-Shopped Version Of A Photo From The Capitol Protest In Their Criminal Complaint.  Brian P. McCreary was arrested Thursday for being part of the mob that breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.  In a statement given voluntarily to the FBI, McCreary said he was frustrated by the outcome of the presidential election and had traveled to Washington, D.C., where he listened to former President Donald Trump urge his supporters to take their grievances to the Capitol.  And so he did, according to authorities, joining a march from the White House, at times scurrying along side streets to get ahead of the growing crowd and arriving among the first rioters to reach and invade the Capitol building.  The 33-year-old Domino's Pizza employee is pictured inside the Capitol alongside the horn-headed QAnon Shaman on January 6.

FBI Includes Unusual 4Chan Photoshopped Image in Complaint Against Capitol Rioter.  We've seen a lot of problems over the last few years with the FBI.  Former director James Comey turned it into a political mess that targeted President Donald Trump, even using false information weaponized and paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton's team.  You even had people lying and changing emails to target a Trump adviser, Carter Page.  Christopher Wray didn't solve the problems when he came in.  Now the FBI seems to be going all out to go after people who were in the Capitol on Jan. 6.  As we reported last night, federal authorities even seem to be getting the help of Bank of America to get the private information of thousands, if not millions of people, who had nothing to do with it and were not allegedly involved in any way.

The FBI's Campaign Against Some Rightwing Groups Looks Exactly Like J. Edgar Hoover's COINTELPRO Scandal.  [Scroll down]  For the past four years, we've been appalled by the FBI and the Intelligence Community working hand-in-glove to insert informers into a presidential campaign and transition team.  We saw an obviously faked dossier laundered by the CIA and FBI through press leaks to create the pretext for a special counsel.  Over the past month, I've posted about the alarming pattern of "militia" and "extremist" arrests with a common thread.  A group meets.  Someone in the group brings up the bright idea to commit a federal felony.  Discussion ensues.  An outsider with the means to carry out the felony is introduced to the group.  Some inciting act is taken, like purchasing an illegal device, and the FBI descends on the group.  There is a press conference and indictments and much blathering about the enemy within and the danger of extremists. [...] You have groups opposed in some fundamental way to the direction the elites want the nation to go.  They are targeted for no other reason than their dissent.  From there, it is a short jump to creating facts that enable law enforcement to suppress that dissent. [...] If federal law enforcement continues to push informants and provocateurs into otherwise peaceful organizations and engage in what a layperson would characterize as entrapment, then they build a case for having entire groups labeled as violent extremists.  As we saw in the aftermath of the Capitol riot, that kind of labeling can be used to prevent people from traveling (the 'no-fly" list).  It can keep them from renting housing (AirBNB canceling reservations).  It can get financial institutions to make it impossible to use a credit card or other payment system.  And on and on.

Proud Boys Leader Outed as Long Time FBI Snitch and He's the Tip of the Iceberg.  On Friday [1/29/2021], the Justice Department announced the indictment of two members of the "Proud Boys" stemming from their conversations before the riot at the US Capitol on January 6. [...] I'm sort of amazed by the way Justice has set out to criminalize membership in this organization by the amount of play they give to the logos and trying to portray the group as misogynistic and, possibly, white supremacist.  What is missing from this story is the extent to which the Proud Boys have been penetrated by the FBI.

'Lawyer up, and get out': FBI first spurned Hunter Biden laptop, says Delaware tech repairman.  John Paul Mac Isaac, the Delaware computer shop owner who unwittingly came into possession of Hunter Biden's laptop, says an FBI agent initially gave a stern warning to his family when first offered a copy of the explosive evidence about Joe Biden's son:  "You better lawyer up and get out of my office."  In a wide-ranging interview Monday with Just the News, Isaac described what concerned him most about the contents on the laptop, his extensive efforts to get authorities in law enforcement and Congress to pay attention to it and his anger at the news media, Democrats and even security officials who initially accused him of carrying out a Russian disinformation campaign or trying to make money off the discovery.  U.S. intelligence has determined the laptop contents — now in the hands of the FBI and Congress and part of a criminal tax case — were not Russian disinformation.  Isaac said he never took a dime for providing the materials to the FBI, Congress and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, not even when offered reimbursement for the hard drive equipment he used to make copies.

Censorship Goes Official:  House Democrats are Now Urging FBI to Investigate Parler.  The social media app known as Parler took a heavy blow when it had its entire website ripped out from under it due to Amazon pulling it off its servers following the riot at the Capitol.  Parler is now getting back on its feet, but now it has a new foe, the United States Government.  According to Fox News, the House Oversight Committee's top Democrat, Carlyn Maloney, is attempting to sic the FBI on Parler, claiming that it was the platform that made the riot possible.  Not only that, but she's also claiming that it's a possible breeding ground for foreign countries to incite sedition.

House Oversight chair asks FBI to investigate Parler.  Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, House Committee on Oversight and Reform chair, on Thursday requested the FBI to investigate the social media platform Parler and any role it may have played in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.  The New York Democrat wrote a letter to FBI Director Christopher A. Wray to ask that he investigate Parler, which was a platform that became popular with Trump supporters that felt unwelcome on larger social media apps such as Twitter and Facebook.  "I am writing to request that as part of its comprehensive investigation of the January 6 assault on the Capitol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conduct a robust examination of the role that the social media site Parler played in the assault, including as a potential facilitator of planning and incitement related to the violence, as a repository of key evidence posted by users on its site, and as a potential conduit for foreign governments who may be financing civil unrest in the United States," Ms. Maloney said in the letter.

FBI, Justice Department knew there was no Russia collusion by spring of 2017.  The top Justice Department official in early 2017 overseeing the FBI's Russia probe testified he was briefed as many as six times on its status and was told there was no evidence of Trump campaign collusion, a newly released transcript shows.  The testimony of Dana J. Boente is significant because during this time the FBI took major steps to expand the probe.  And President Trump in May ended up firing then-FBI Director James Comey, a stunning move that led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller and two years of a White House under constant criminal scrutiny.

FBI Putting a Whole Lot More Effort Than It Did With BLM White House Rioters.  I don't have a problem with arresting people who break the law.  I do have a huge problem with selective prosecution and enforcement.  When Black Lives Matter mobs besieged Washington D.C., attacked the White House, assaulted Secret Service members, vandalized national monuments, and set a church on fire, the Attorney General had to lean hard just to get the most basic arrests and prosecutions going.  (It goes without saying that none of the rioters were fired.)  And the media played defense for the rioters and feigned outrage at criminalizing "protest".  By September, the DOJ had managed to charge just 300 rioters for taking part in the BLM violence nationwide.  Not just in D.C.  That's the tip of a vast iceberg.  But now the FBI is happy to go all out. [...] Imagine how 2020's race riots would have gone if the FBI had been as enthusiastic about arresting Democrats as it is about arresting Republicans.

Is the FBI Already Engaged in a Coverup in the Nashville Bombing?  [Scroll down]  There is nothing delusional or irrational at all in thinking 5G, 4G, or any G before or since, including the earliest iterations of cellular, is being used to spy on Americans.  It's a fact.  It is and has been.  Indeed, it has been known since the publication of James Bamford's book "The Puzzle Palace" that the National Security Agency and others have the capability to spy on virtually every citizen of this country — and that was close to 40 years ago (1983)!  And it's only gotten worse since.  I'm sorry to say it, but anyone who thinks he or she has any privacy is a fool.  Even the current president was spied upon.  Edward Snowden, as I indicated in my previous column, made it clear just how deeply implicated AT&T is in this activity.  In fact, that company may well be the government's principal private industry ally in clandestine work, helping to connect it with other cellular companies.  If I know that, why wouldn't Warner, an IT professional, know that? [...] I believe they are once again covering up here, creating a distraction from the actual motive, because the one thing they don't want to be investigated — well, one among many — is the alliance between private industry and our intelligence agencies, coupled with the realization we all live now in an Orwellian surveillance culture, not dissimilar to that in China.

The FBI's Latest Homegrown Terrorist Plot Is an Obvious Joke but What Is Going to Happen to the People Involved Is Not.  In March 2010, nine members of the so-called Hutaree Militia were arrested on charges of seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosive materials, and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence.  The next year, the same scene was played out in Georgia when four men, Frederick Thomas, 73; Dan Roberts, 67; Ray Adams, 65; and Samuel Crump, 68, were arrested and charged with conspiring to attack federal buildings and kill federal officials.  Focus on the ages for a second.  In this case, one of the informants was facing federal child porn charges and the prosecutor was none other than Sally Yates, who was acting Attorney General in the first days of the Trump administration.  Their real crime was being part of a "militia" and talking trash about the US government.  The two cases have a couple of things in common.  They were brought by prosecutors who appeared to be more interested in getting on board with the Obama administration's drive to muddy the waters of radical Islamic terrorism by creating the illusion that "homegrown" (this invariably meant "white") anti-government terrorism was a greater threat than the Islamic variety than they were in pursuing justice.

FBI Was Investigating Trump Earlier Than It Let On, Texts Show.  The FBI had investigations open into candidate Donald Trump earlier than the July 31, 2016, date long cited in the official narrative, according to newly released text messages from fired Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok.  In a text message to FBI attorney Lisa Page sent on July 28, 2016, Strzok mentioned "our open [counterintelligence] investigations relating to Trump's Russian connections."  The date of the text message is significant because the bureau has long maintained that it opened the investigations into Trump campaign associates on July 31 of that year.  Notably, in the electronic communication memorializing the opening of the investigations, Strzok wrote that the probes were triggered by information the bureau received on July 29, 2016.  The FBI has never disclosed that it was investigating Trump prior to that date.  The bureau didn't immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment.  The information the FBI received pertained to a conversation between Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and Australian diplomat Alexander Downer.  Papadopoulos told Downer that Russians had damaging information on then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

GOP Leader McCarthy:  FBI Stonewalling on Briefing Congress on Eric Swalwell's Reported Chinese Spy Ties.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday he has asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a briefing on Rep. Eric Swalwell's reported ties to a Chinese spy and the agency has canceled two times.  "Swalwell is a national security liability.  This is too important for the FBI to continue to stonewall," he tweeted.

'Collusion' vs.  Collusion.  Historians will dissect the origins and spread of the mass hysteria of Russian "collusion."  The farce infected the media.  It discredited the Democratic Party.  And it warped the popular culture between 2015 and 2020.  "Collusion" destroyed what was left of respect for the Washington FBI, the CIA, and the liberal news media.  When 50 former "intelligence" officers can attest, right before the election, that the Hunter Biden scandal emails are likely Russian disinformation designed to help Trump, then there is nothing much left of the reputation of our once best and brightest.

FBI Has Files From Laptop of Slain DNC Staffer Seth Rich.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has files from the laptop computer belonging to Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee (DNC) employee who was killed in 2016, according to a new email.  The bureau also has tens of thousands of documents mentioning Rich.  The FBI "has completed the initial search identifying approximately 50 cross-reference serials, with attachments totaling over 20,000 pages, in which Seth Rich is mentioned," Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Parker wrote in the message to attorney Ty Clevenger, who is representing a plaintiff in Huddleston v.  Federal Bureau of Investigation, a case dealing with a Freedom of Information Act request to the bureau.  "FBI has also located leads that indicate additional potential records that require further searching," Parker added.

'Under the rug:' Sexual misconduct shakes FBI's senior ranks.  An assistant FBI director retired after he was accused of drunkenly groping a female subordinate in a stairwell.  Another senior FBI official left after he was found to have sexually harassed eight employees.  Yet another high-ranking FBI agent retired after he was accused of blackmailing a young employee into sexual encounters.

We have been manipulated and will not admit it.  When you try and have a conversation about the abuse of power of the FBI, the Justice Department, the CIA, and other government agencies, many Americans don't believe you and say, "I don't think my government would do that."  When told about the FISA application lies, under oath, to spy on Americans, they would say, "I don't believe my government would do that."

Whistleblower Jesse Morgan Interrogated by FBI Instead of Investigated, His Family Harassed.  Steve Bannon:  Are authorities coming to you and saying, "Hey we need to sit down and interview you?" What is going on with where these ballots are and what they are used for?  Jesse Morgan:  You know, it is really funny that you say that.  I've been interviewed, so I had a meeting with the FBI.  Somebody, the OGI or some agency from the post office and a few other people.  So basically the interview, so here I am the witness basically gets kind of like interrogated I guess, you'd say.  Which is cool I understand that they're doing their job.  So I give them what I saw what happened to me, what I'd done.  And what they wanted to do instead of focusing on the picture they wanted to focus over here and try to figure out how I came on TV.  [Video clip]

USPS Truck Driver Says He Delivered 288k Completed Ballots From NY To Penn!.  Jesse Morgan, a truck driver with USPS subcontractor says he was suspicious of his cargo load of 288,000 COMPLETED ballots:  "I was driving completed ballots from New York to Pennsylvania.  I didn't know, so I decided to speak up."  [Video clip]

Senate holds hearing on FBI's Russia investigation.  The Senate Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on the FBI's 2016 'Russia Investigation.  On Thursday [12/3/2020], the Committee heard from multiple witnesses affiliated with the 'Crossfire Hurricane Investigation.'  Republicans have frequently asserted the FBI's Russia probe was really a Democrat-led means of going after President Trump, which led to a number of security compromises.  During the hearing, senators questioned former FBI Assistant Director of Intelligence Kevin Brock, who argued the partisan investigation violated FBI regulations.

FBI Buried Hunter Biden Laptop.  It's worth remembering that in June, 15 FBI agents were sent to Alabama to investigate whether a knot tied like a noose in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace's garage was evidence of a race crime.  It wasn't.  One agent with a smartphone would have quickly discerned the truth — that the knot had been there for more than a year — but because race is a third rail in American politics and culture, the FBI was determined to prove they were on the job.  The investigation was performative, designed to show that the FBI was taking the matter seriously, even though it wasn't.  The FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server was also performative.  There was never any chance the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate was going to be charged with mishandling classified information — not least because scores of other Obama officials, including the president himself, had communicated with her on what they knew was an unsecure server.  During his three-year tenure, FBI Director Christopher Wray has allegedly made a habit of covering up for Obama administration officials.

The FBI Spying Denial That Never Grows Cold.  Four years after the FBI sent "Confidential Human Sources" secretly to gather information on Donald Trump's team, the president's opponents in politics and the media continue to deny that the bureau spied on his 2016 campaign.  They are now using that denial to dismiss questions of voting irregularities in the 2020 election by arguing that Trump and his allies traffic in outrageous falsehoods for partisan purposes. [...] This might appear at first glance to be a debate about semantics, a question of whether to call surveillance "spying" or something with less negative overtones, such as "intelligence-gathering."  Either way, it has been verified that the FBI took the extraordinary step of investigating an ongoing campaign for the presidency.  It has also been verified that the bureau drew on its complete arsenal, including wiretaps and secret agents — both in-house "Undercover Employees" and contract operatives called "Confidential Human Sources."  Though the FBI doesn't use the word "spy" to describe its own activities, the bureau's actions fit definitions of spying, old and new.

Who Killed Philip Haney?  In Amador County, California, on February 21, Philip Haney, author of See Something Say Nothing:  A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government's Submission to Jihad, was found dead from a single gunshot wound.  News reports suggested suicide but the local sheriff found "this is not the case."  The death of Haney, 66, was a homicide, the unlawful killing of one person by another.  The Amador County sheriff had no suspects but did find some clues.  Deputies recovered "numerous thumb drives and a laptop" from the crime scene, and "those items and numerous other pieces of evidence, were turned over to the FBI."  The sheriff "hopes to complete our review of the reports and compare the FBI's analysis with what we have already collected and analyzed within a few weeks after receipt."  That was on July 22, and a week after the November 3 election, nearly eight months after the homicide, the FBI "analysis" has not come to light.

Biden's Laptop Problem.  [Scroll down]  The FBI's handling of the Hunter Biden hard drive and laptop, of which they took possession some ten months ago, tells us all we need to know.  In fact, we probably wouldn't have known of the FBI possession of this evidence, unless reported by the [New York] Post or some other reputable media source.  The information on that hard drive could have abbreviated and ended the politically motivated congressional impeachment coup that preoccupied Washington at that time.  Crickets on that from the FBI.  But more important and more disturbing:  Why was there no action from the FBI when that hard drive provided clear and voluminous evidence of high-level Chinese Communist Party involvement with Hunter Biden and his partners and by implication the potential blackmail of Joe Biden that could compromise American security?  Clearly the Deep State is alive and well in the FBI and the DoJ of which it is a part.

How Serious Is The FBI's Biden Inc. Investigation?  Almost certainly very serious.  In the Indian tribe fraud case in which two Hunter Biden associates were convicted (Devon Archer's conviction was very recently reinstated on appeal), a lot of evidence regarding these key Biden Inc. players was gathered.  One is now cooperating from prison.  Next question:  What will Devon Archer do?  Obviously what they have to offer to the government, their bargaining chips, all have to do with Biden Inc.  And the Biden Inc. case is open.  Ongoing.  But they've had to wait for the hoped for cooperation, working the documentary trail of evidence while they wait.  There's another indicator, and it's a significant one. [...]

Reports: FBI Confirms Custody of Hunter Biden Laptop and Authenticity of Emails.  According to late-breaking information from Fox News, the FBI has now confirmed the seizure of Hunter Biden's laptops and confirmed earlier DNI statements that Hunter Biden emails were not part of a Russia disinformation campaign.  The FBI confirms possession of the computers which allegedly contain emails implicating former Vice-President Joe Biden in his son's international business dealings.  This FBI confirmation comes 12 hours after President Trump requested attorney general Bill Barr 'act fast' and expressed support for an appointment of a special counsel.

This Is How the Left's Power Structure Collapses.  [Scroll down]  What's the word for a media establishment that won't report this story?  What's the word for the FBI having this laptop for almost a year, watching dispassionately as the Democrats impeached Trump with hard evidence in their hands of his innocence and the Bidens' guilt?  What's the word for the above group of bad actors colluding to forward the Russia lies for almost three years?  What's the word for Director Wray's involvement?  What's the word for CIA director not releasing documents of the Russia hoax, documents that have been available for a long time?  What's the all-encompassing word that has been revealed at the heart of all these colluding to hide the truth from an America that deserves to know?  Corruption.

FBI in possession of Hunter Biden's purported laptop, sources say.  The FBI is in possession of the laptop purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden which contained emails revealing his foreign business dealings, including contacts in Ukraine and China, two senior administration officials told Fox News Tuesday [10/20/2020].  The FBI declined to confirm or deny the existence of an investigation into the laptop or the emails, as is standard practice.  Further, Fox News has learned that the FBI and Justice Department officials concur with an assessment from Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe that the laptop is not part of a Russian disinformation campaign targeting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Johnson to Wray:  Tell us everything about Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.  Ron Johnson asks a good question, even if he may not like the eventual answer.  Why didn't the FBI make the information on Hunter Biden's alleged laptop available to the House and Senate during the impeachment of Donald Trump?  According to the New York Post, the hard drive contained information relating to the issue of potential corruption between the Bidens and Ukraine, the probe of which touched off impeachment in the first place.  There are two possibilities, both of which the chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee shares with Fox's Maria Bartiromo:  [Video clip]

Sen. Johnson:  Has the FBI had the Hunter Biden laptop material for ten months?  A Senate Republican leader has raised new questions about the FBI's actions in the wake of news about alleged conflicts of interests involving former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and foreign influence and business opportunities.  A whistleblower says that many months ago, he provided the FBI contents of a laptop computer once used by Hunter Biden.  That's according to a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray sent today by Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.). The letter states that an unnamed whistleblower contacted Sen. Johnson's committee on September 24, a day after the committee released its investigation into alleged Biden conflicts of interest.

Conservatism Now Means Defeating the Establishment.  [Scroll down]  The FBI got the Hunter Biden computer about a year ago, a computer full of emails about the Democrat nominee's crack-curious son's adventures in influence peddling with Ukrainian robber barons and the Chi-Coms, and if some computer repair guy in New Jersey hadn't thought to keep a copy of the contents the FBI would have deep-sixed the hard drive just like it did Weiner's laptop in service of their Establishment masters.  In fact, leakers are leaking that it's the Russians at it again in order to actively and willfully cover up the biggest corruption story in American history.

'You just made the connection': Top senator asked if FBI investigated child pornography on Hunter Biden's laptop.  A top Republican senator acknowledged the possibility that the FBI investigated whether there was child pornography on a laptop and hard drive that allegedly belonged to Hunter Biden.  Journalist Maria Bartiromo asked Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, about a Business Insider report that described faint handwriting on a subpoena served last year to a Delaware business that was given a water-damaged MacBook Pro to repair but was never retrieved and a hard drive with its contents.  The hardware purportedly contained data about foreign business dealings and other matters related to the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.  The subpoena appeared to show the FBI agent who served it was someone named "Joshua Wilson." [...] "I think you just made the connection.  Again, this is what the FBI, I think, has to come clean about," the Wisconsin Republican said in his first reply.  Johnson was alluding to his letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray about the laptop sent last week.

Why Is The FBI's Top Child Porn Lawyer Involved In Hunter Biden Laptop Case?  The recent New York Post bombshell reports on Hunter Biden's alleged laptop contents included a curious piece of evidence — a photograph of an FBI subpoena which bears the signature of the agency's top child porn investigator, special agent Joshua Wilson.  According to the Post, a laptop was dropped off at a Delaware computer repair shop by a man believed by the owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, to be Hunter Biden.  The shop owner made a copy of the hard drive before turning it over to the FBI, which includes incriminating emails detailing alleged Biden family corruption in Ukraine and China, as well as a 'raunchy, 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman,' as well as 'numerous other sexually explicit images.'  FBI agent Wilson's identity was confirmed by both Western Journal and Business Insider, the latter of which compared his signature to a 2012 criminal complaint and concluded that it "clearly matches the unreversed signature on the subpoena published by the New York Post."

The FBI Is Investigating Hunter Biden, but the Reason Will Make You Angry.  As RedState has been covering extensively, Hunter Biden's emails have laid out more evidence of influence peddling and corruption among Joe Biden and his son.  Former denials have been blown up as it appears certain that the former VP was well aware of what his son was doing.  The latest email drop even asserts that Joe Biden was getting monetary kickbacks.  To say this is a big scandal is an understatement, regardless of whether the media want to cover it or not.  Meanwhile, another part of this was that the FBI has supposedly had this information since last year.  Now, we know they are investigating, but it's for the most ridiculous, yet predictable reason you could imagine.  Instead of looking into whether laws were broken by the corruption of Joe and Hunter Biden, the FBI is hot on the case of whether the emails are "Russian misinformation."

Did the FBI Sit on a Computer Containing Evidence of Hunter Sex Tape and Biden Burisma Corruption?  One of the strangest details of the exclusive New York Post story involving the recovered data from a computer linked to Hunter Biden is the story of the laptop itself and what is alleged about it.  You can read about the evidence alleging that Hunter Biden was trading influence with foreign actors in Matt Margolis's piece here.  But what also interested me was the part of the NYP investigation where they claim there's a sex tape and pornographic photos starring Hunter on the laptop — and the FBI knew about it in December. [...] Let's forget for a moment that there's reportedly a video of Hunter Biden smoking crack and romping with hookers on the laptop.  That's par for the course, isn't it?  What about the part where the FBI had possession of this information back in December?  Why didn't the FBI come forward with this evidence about Hunter Biden's emails, which appear to show collusion and influence-trading?  Isn't that something they should have told the president or members of Congress?

House Republicans Ask Director Wray if FBI Was in Possession of Hunter Biden's Laptop During Trump Impeachment and Hid Evidence from Trump Defense.  House Republicans on Thursday sent a letter to Director Chris Wray asking if the FBI was in possession of Hunter Biden's laptop during the impeachment coup of President Trump.  "If the FBI was, in fact, in possession of this evidence and failed to alert the White House to its existence that would have given even more weight to the president's legal defense, this was a gross error in judgement and a severe violation of trust," the letter says.

How CIA tried to wave FBI off Trump-Russia conspiracy as it pointed the finger at Hillary Clinton.  The CIA wrote a highly classified three-page memo to FBI Director James B. Comey and agent Peter Strzok telling them that 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had approved a plan to blame Russian computer hacking on rival Donald Trump.  The Washington Times obtained a copy of the heavily redacted memo sent to the FBI on Sept. 7, 2016, weeks after Mr. Strzok had opened the Crossfire Hurricane probe into the Trump campaign on suspicion of conspiring with the Kremlin.  Then-CIA Director John O. Brennan wrote in notes that Mrs. Clinton allegedly approved the plan, one declassified document shows.

FBI Stonewalls Over Hunter Biden; Refuses To Provide Congress Answers On Burisma, China.  The FBI is stonewalling a congressional inquiry into Hunter Biden's overseas business activity described in a Senate report last month which chronicles the Biden family's international conflicts of interest, as well as potentially criminal business activity, according to The Federalist.  The Senate report detailed Hunter's financial dealings with Ukrainian, Chinese and Russian businesses created potential "criminal financial, counterintelligence and extortion concerns," and alarmed US officials who perceived an ethical conflict of interest and flagged potential crimes ranging from sex trafficking to bribery.

Basta!  Time to Dismantle the FBI.  Fox's Sean Hannity [...] has long been in the forefront of the fight to expose the Trump-Russia probe which, we learn increasingly virtually every day, was even more immoral, seditious, and anti-American than we had imagined. [...] But Sean H. evidently made one, I regret to say serious, mistake, probably because he's basically a nice guy from a law enforcement family.  He insisted all along that the problems in the FBI were only at the top, the so-called "Seventh Floor," the domain of Comey, Strzok, McCabe, and the others.  Unfortunately, no.  Also just revealed after three years are 302s (near-contemporaneous notes made after an interview) and texts that show lower-ranking FBI agents too were aware of the malfeasances that were occurring in the early stages of the Michael Flynn case.  In fact these agents were so alarmed they were considering professional liability insurance lest they be sued for the dishonest — one could even say treasonous — activities in which they were being forced to participate.  Frankly, I never imagined a FBI agent could even buy such insurance.  The implications are unpatriotic on their face.  But live and learn.  It's interesting too, given the nervous chatter among themselves, not one of these agents became a whistleblower.

Stunning revelations expose FBI's Trump probe as dirtiest political trick in US history.  It was always a witch hunt designed to "get Trump."  Collusion was an illusion invented by a suspected Russian spy but zealously embraced by malevolent actors at the FBI and later by scheming prosecutors on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team of partisans.  These are the stunning revelations contained in two sets of newly declassified documents that pull back the curtain on the Russia Hoax, the dirtiest political trick in American history.  In testimony that is corroborated by records, FBI Special Agent William J. Barnett has exposed how the bureau's collusion investigation of Donald Trump was based on nothing more than "supposition on supposition" and devoid of any credible evidence.

FBI agent Interview Reveals Bias Driving Investigations of Flynn, Trump.  An FBI agent who worked on the investigation of Michael Flynn and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into "Russia collusion" told investigators that prosecutors had a "get TRUMP" attitude that distorted their inquiry into the facts.  The Department of Justice released the record Thursday of a recent FBI interview with Special Agent William Barnett as part of its motion to drop the charges against Flynn.  Judge Emmet Sullivan has resisted efforts by the DOJ to drop the charges.  Flynn originally pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, but withdrew that plea as exculpatory evidence emerged.  A review of the case by U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Jensen uncovered more exculpatory evidence, but Sullivan refused to allow the case to drop.

Explosive New FBI Texts Detail Internal Furor Over Handling Of 'Crossfire Hurricane' Investigation.  Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents tasked by fired former Director James Comey to take down Donald Trump during and after the 2016 election were so concerned about the agency's potentially illegal behavior that they purchased liability insurance to protect themselves less than two weeks before Trump was inaugurated president, previously hidden FBI text messages show.  The explosive new communications and internal FBI notes were disclosed in federal court filings today from Sidney Powell, the attorney who heads Michael Flynn's legal defense team.  "[W]e all went and purchased professional liability insurance," one agent texted on Jan. 10, 2017, the same day CNN leaked details that then-President-elect Trump had been briefed by Comey about the bogus Christopher Steele dossier.

Apple helps FBI track down protester accused of firebombing cop cars.  Anyone who believes Apple and the FBI are at an impasse over investigations into the iPhone maker's criminal customers should think again.  In Seattle, Apple has given the feds vital evidence from one of its iCloud users who was arrested for firebombing cop cars during the George Floyd protests in late May.  The case shows how Apple is willing to help even where the context of the crime is controversial, namely the Black Lives Matter protests.  That's despite President Trump and Attorney General William Barr lambasting the company for failing to help track down serious criminals while caving in to the demands of the Chinese government.  Their comments came after Apple said it wouldn't help the government get into the physical iPhones of a Saudi national who shot and killed three on a Pensacola, Florida, naval base in December 2019.  (The FBI hacked into the phones anyway.)

A Tyranny Perpetual and Universal?  [Scroll down]  Consider also the incredible abuses of power from the Justice Department, the FBI, the intelligence community, and other agencies.  Even with Trump in the White House, the administrative state still does whatever it wants while hampering the lawful directives of the elected chief executive.  So long as their targets are in the disfavored party, they can spy on American citizens — up to and including presidential candidates — lie to and entrap public officials, extort plea deals from the innocent, and leak highly classified information for political purposes.  (This is, needless to say, a very partial list.)  They get away with all this scot-free:  no punishment, no correction, no rebuke.  They not only pay no price for shredding the Constitution and violating myriad statutes, but they are also lionized:  the entire media and commentariat cheer them on.  The fix is in, and has been for some time, but we still pretend we live in the age of Eliot Ness, the incorruptible G-man.

FBI Lawyer's Guilty Plea Suggests Spygate Corruption Goes Way Higher.  Last week's guilty plea by Kevin Clinesmith represents the first concrete evidence of movement in U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the Russia collusion hoax.  The plea agreement, which was released on Wednesday, suggests another area ripe for inquiry:  FBI Agent Stephen Somma's earlier misrepresentation of former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page's status to those preparing the initial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications to surveil Page.  Clinesmith, who served as an assistant general counsel in the National Security and Cyber Law Branch of the FBI's Office of General Counsel, admitted in his plea agreement that he had added the phrase "was not a source" to an email from an unidentified governmental agency, most likely the CIA, concerning Page's "operation contact" with that agency.

Former FBI Attorney Kevin Clinesmith Made Andrew Weissmann's Nightmares Come True By Pleading Guilty.  Clinesmith is charged with having altered the contents of an email from a CIA Liason on the subject of whether Carter Page had a historical relationship with the CIA.  In April 2017, the existence of a FISA warrant against Page had been leaked to the press by a Senate official working for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  With the press reporting that he was suspected of being a Russian Agent, Page began giving interviews to address the question and disclosed that for several years he had been reporting to the CIA on his contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officials.  In fact, in 2013 Page had cooperated with the FBI in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of three such Russian intelligence officers.  While preparing the third application to extend the Page FISA warrant, an FBI supervisor tasked Clinesmith to contact the CIA and find out if there was any truth to the statements Page was making in the press.

Sketchy Business — Clinesmith Agreement Structured to Avoid Scrutiny Upon Special Counsel.  Remember, the Special Counsel was appointed in May 2017, and from then until April 2019 any matter which had anything to do with Spygate or Trump/Russia, was managed exclusively by the Special Counsel team.  The Carter Page FISA warrant of June 29, 2017, was renewed during the tenure of the Special Counsel.  They alone ran the FISA process for the third renewal.  Kevin Clinesmith's boss at the FBI during the period was Trisha Beth Anderson.  The Clinesmith criminal indictment (actually an "information") informs that, while the Special Counsel was running the DOJ, and Andy McCabe was running the FBI, McCabe's deputy at the FBI, Tricia Anderson, made this request to Clinesmith:  ["]We need some clarification on [Carter Page].  There is an indication that he may be a '[digraph] source.'["]  Why is this "digraph" redacted from the Clinesmith information?

Clinesmith Gets The Wolfe Plea Deal.  As noted in the DOJ press release:  "Former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, 38, pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to a false statement offense stemming from his altering of an email in connection with the submission of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ("FISA") application."  Despite the falsification of court documents within a FISA document; and despite the likelihood of an intentional conspiracy to commit fraud upon the court in order to obtain a Title-1 surveillance warrant against the Trump campaign — via Carter Page; the DOJ entered into a plea agreement on a single count of lying to federal officers.  The agreement holds a maximum penalty of zero to six months in federal prison and a $250k fine.  This is the same plea agreement the DOJ (DC U.S. Attorney) previously gave to the Senate Intelligence Committee Security Director James Wolfe, who leaked the SAME, earlier, top-secret classified FISA application to the media on March 17, 2017.

Peter Strzok Lashes Out at John Durham As Kevin Clinesmith Pleads Guilty to One Charge of Making False Statements.  Fired FBI Counter-intel chief Peter Strzok lashed out at US Attorney from Connecticut John Durham on Wednesday as former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty to one charge of making false statements.  In order to save himself, Clinesmith has implicated others on Crossfire Hurricane — who ultimately hid the exculpatory information from the FISA court?  Perhaps Peter Strzok is a little nervous he may be next?

Will the Dam Break After Clinesmith's Plea?  News reports have downplayed the significance of former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith's guilty plea, acknowledging he altered an official document in the government's Trump-Russia collusion probe.  There has been some coverage, mainly because it is so rare to see FBI agents charged with a felony and because it is the first tangible result of U.S. Attorney John Durham's sprawling investigation of the investigators.  But mainstream news outlets have minimized its importance.  It's only one count, they say, and it deals with a relatively minor crime by a mid-level figure.  That's spin, and it's wrong.  This plea is like finding water seeping from the base of a dam.  The problem is not one muddy puddle.  The problem is that it foreshadows the dam's failure, releasing a torrent.  That's what the Clinesmith plea portends.

Trump: Clinesmith Guilty Plea Is 'Just the Beginning' with 'More to Come'.  President Trump on Friday [8/14/2020] said that news of former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith's plea deal with Department of Justice prosecutors was "just the beginning," signaling that U.S. Attorney John Durham is zeroing in on other targets in his investigation.  Clinesmith is expected to plead guilty in connection with his alteration of an exonerating email during the Crossfire Hurricane (CH) investigation, which targeted members of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, including foreign policy adviser Carter Page.  In 2016, the CIA sent the email to CH investigators in response to their inquiry about the status of Page's relationship with the CIA.  Their response was not what the CH team was hoping for.

Clinesmith Charging Documents:  FBI Withheld Page's CIA Work From FISA Court, Then Lied About It.  The FBI was told Carter Page was a U.S. intelligence agency source months before the agency began keeping that information from the secret court that authorized spying on him and nearly a full year before the agency altered documents to claim otherwise.  Federal charging documents against Kevin Clinesmith, the top FBI attorney who was expected to plead guilty today to altering documents, show that the FBI withheld in three separate spying applications the fact that Page had served as an "operational contact" who helped an agency believed to be the CIA investigate suspected Russian intelligence figures for five years.  For the fourth application, the agency didn't just hide that fact, but deliberately falsified evidence to claim he was not a source.

Kevin Clinesmith, Corrupt FBI Attorney Who Falsified Carter Page FISA Warrant, Expected To Plead Guilty.  A top FBI lawyer who fabricated evidence in a federal spy warrant against Trump campaign affiliate Carter Page is expected to plead guilty to federal charges brought by U.S. Attorney John Durham.  Kevin Clinesmith, who is expected to admit to deliberately fabricating evidence in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant application, used to spy on a former campaign affiliate of President Donald Trump, was a top attorney in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Office of General Counsel (OGC) and a key agency attorney under fired former FBI Director James Comey.  Clinesmith is the first individual to be charged as part of U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the efforts in 2016 and 2017 to spy on the Trump campaign and Trump administration. [...] Clinesmith's deliberate falsification of a federal spy warrant was first revealed last December following a lengthy investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), headed by Michael Horowitz.  Horowitz and his team wrote in a 434-page report that Clinesmith — identified in the report as "OGC Attorney" — altered an email from a separate U.S. federal agency, believed to be the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to falsely state that Page had never worked with the CIA to investigate suspected Russia agents operating within the U.S.  In fact, as Clinesmith was told by the operative, Page had worked with the CIA previously, as well as with the FBI.

Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer Expected to Plead Guilty in Durham Investigation.  A former F.B.I. lawyer intends to plead guilty to falsifying a document as part of a deal with prosecutors conducting their own criminal inquiry of the Russia investigation, according to court documents made public on Friday [8/14/2020].  The lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, 38, who was assigned to the Russia investigation, plans to admit that he altered an email from the C.I.A. that investigators relied on to seek renewed court permission in 2017 for a secret wiretap on the former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, who had at times provided information to the spy agency.  Mr. Clinesmith's lawyers said he made a mistake while trying to clarify facts for a colleague.  Mr. Clinesmith had written texts expressing opposition to President Trump, who is sure to tout the plea agreement as evidence that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and politically motivated.

Durham probe:  Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty in first criminal case arising from review, attorney says.  Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, two sources close to the matter tell Fox News.  Clinesmith was referred for potential prosecution by the Justice Department's inspector general's office, which conducted its own review of the Russia investigation.  Specifically, the inspector general accused Clinesmith, though not by name, of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to say that he was "not a source" for another government agency.  Page has said he was a source for the CIA.  The DOJ relied on that assertion as it submitted a third and final renewal application in 2017 to eavesdrop on Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Russia Hoax:  Are We All Being Played?  Put Up or Shut Up.  [Scroll down]  I never realized how terrible the deterioration inside the system had become until four years ago when I stumbled onto what was happening inside the FBI.  Those concerns were brought to my attention by former and current FBI agents, as well as numerous U.S. intelligence officials aware of the failures inside their own agencies.  But it never occurred to me when I first started looking into fired FBI Director James Comey and his former side kick Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that the cultural corruption of these once trusted American institutions was so vast.  I've watched as Washington D.C. elites make promises to get to the bottom of it and bring people to justice.  They appear to make promises to the American people they never intended to keep.  Who will be held accountable for one of the most egregious abuses of power by bureaucrats in modern American political history?  Now I fear those who perpetuated this culture of corruption won't ever really be held accountable.  These elite bureaucrats will, however, throw the American people a bone.  It's how they operate.  They expect us to accept it and then move on.

Igor Dyachenko and a 34 Month Long DOJ/FBI Cover-Up Operation.  CTH friend, researcher and producer John Spiropoulos helps connect the dots within the operation to cover-up corrupt activity by James Comey, Andrew McCabe, James Baker, Christopher Wray, Dana Boente and the entire special counsel group.  In this video John walks us through the internal evidence showing how the FBI intentionally hid the statements by Christopher Steele's primary sub-source Igor Danchenko.  The result:  a 34 month cover-up operation.

Did The FBI Mislead The Senate Intelligence Committee On The Steele Dossier?  The Media Is Not Interested.  The latest information comes from the Senate Intelligence Committee which released a declassified briefing report to the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2018 on the Steele dossier's Primary Sub-source.  It is hard to read the document linked below and not conclude that the FBI misled the Congress on the subject.  This occurred after the FBI misled the FISA court, including the submission of falsified documents to continue the surveillance.  The statement that most stands out from the briefing is that the Primary Sub-source "did not cite any significant concerns with the way his reporting was characterized in the dossier to the extent he could identify it."  Keep in mind that this is a statement made in 2018.  FBI agents had already warned that dossier author Christopher Steele may have been used by Russian intelligence to plant false information to disrupt the election.  Indeed, Steele's allegations were quickly discredited by the FBI.  In 2017, key agents were aware that the basis for the FISA applications were dubious and likely false.  Yet it continued the investigation, and then someone leaked its existence to the media.

Ron Johnson subpoenas FBI Director Wray in Crossfire Hurricane investigation.  A top Republican senator subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday to appear before the Senate and produce "all records" related to the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane investigation into Russian election interference and allegations of Trump-Russia collusion.  The subpoena, a copy of which was obtained by the Washington Examiner, includes a request for the documents the FBI handed over to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz for his damning report the surveillance of onetime Trump campaign associate Carter Page and the bureau's reliance on British ex-spy Christopher Steele's flawed dossier.

Attkisson v. Rosenstein for government computer intrusions.  The following is an excerpt from the brief being filed today [8/3/2020] in Maryland state court in Attkisson v. Rosenstein and others for the government computer intrusions.  Plaintiff Sharyl Attkisson, an award-winning journalist — along with her husband and child — have tried for years to pursue their significant and credible claims of illegal government surveillance, but the U.S. Government has stonewalled them at every turn.  Yet, despite the Government's repeated efforts to obfuscate and delay, the Attkissons detailed in their Complaint:
  •   Expert forensic computer analysis of the Attkissons' computers, revealing that an unauthorized entity or entities gained remote access to the Attkissons' computers for a prolonged period, and that one of the pathways by which the intrusions occurred were IP addresses controlled by the U.S. Government.
  •   Confirmation, via testimony, that the U.S. Government controlled the IP addresses identified in the Attkissions' computers.
  •   The degree to which senior figures in the Department of Justice were concerned about, and took steps to block, Sharyl Attkisson's reporting, as well as her use of confidential governmental sources;
  •   Many documented instances of abnormal, otherwise unexplained behavior of the Attkissons' computer systems and devices.

Evidence Shows FBI Tried to Tie Citizen Trump to Epstein Case But with No Success.  During the investigation of Jeffrey Epstein citizen Donald Trump's name came up.  The FBI attempted over and over to tie the famous New York developer to misconduct, but to no avail.  Per a review of documents released last night in the Jeffrey Epstein case, the FBI tried to tie the now deceased pedophile to citizen Donald Trump but were unable to do so.

Tick, Tick, Boom, Boom, Time's Up, Obama Goons?  James Comey and John Brennan routinely defend their assault on the peaceful transfer of power and their undermining of President Trump's legitimate election as those actions required by a "higher loyalty" to the institutions they once steered.  Instead, they and the large group of political and permanent government saboteurs who have betrayed their country for the purpose of toppling a duly elected president have destroyed those institutions by their own hands.  And even if Durham were to round up everyone involved, from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer James Wolfe and Joe Biden's Deep State mole Eric Ciaramella, the genie is out of the bottle.  Justice delayed is justice denied.  The horror we've witnessed unfolding before our eyes since before President Trump's inauguration will never be recast into anything remotely akin to "justice."

Disgraced fired FBI officials Comey, McCabe and Strzok profit from a pathology of lies.  Lying is pathology.  Habitual liars do so compulsively, often to benefit themselves.  The same is true of corrupt people.  They seek to prosper from their corruption.  For proof, look no further than the venal characters fired from the FBI after inventing the Trump-Russia collusion hoax — Director James Comey, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and Agent Peter Strzok.  All three were fired for their abuse of power, corrupt acts, and suspected lies.  Undaunted, they now profit financially from their misdeeds.  Strzok is the latest to capitalize on his infamy.  He is set to release a book in September titled "Compromised:  Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump."  The irony should be lost on no one.  Can you think of anyone more compromised than the notorious and smug Strzok?

Declassified Documents Show FBI Used 'Defensive' Briefing In 2016 To Spy On Donald Trump.  Newly declassified internal Federal Bureau of Investigation documents prove the top U.S. law enforcement agency used a so-called defensive briefing of the Trump campaign in 2016 to spy on and collect information about Donald Trump himself.  The new documents, which are just the latest in a string of declassifications regarding the FBI operation to spy on the Trump campaign and later the Trump administration, detail the FBI's attempts to use a briefing ostensibly meant to warn the Trump campaign about foreign intelligence threats to spy on the Trump campaign itself.  The documents were formally declassified by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on July 23 then provided to Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.

New FBI Notes Re-Debunk Major NYT Story, Highlight Media Collusion To Produce Russia Hoax.  The FBI official who ran the investigation into whether the Donald Trump campaign colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election privately admitted in newly released notes that a major New York Times article was riddled with lies, falsehoods, and "misleading and inaccurate" information.  The February 2017 story was penned by three reporters who would win Pulitzers for their reporting on Trump's supposed collusion with Russia.  The FBI's public posture and leaks at the time supported the now-discredited conspiracy theory that led to the formation of a special counsel probe to investigate the Trump campaign and undermine his administration.

FBI Conspires Against Trump.  As we continue uncovering details of the coup against President Trump by top Obama/Deep State officials, we've also noted the FBI and DOJ are still slow-rolling the release of information about the scandal.  So, frustratingly slowly — but surely — we're getting piece after piece of the Obamagate puzzle.  We received another batch of emails, 136 pages, between former FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page.  They include heavily redacted emails showing Strzok, Page and top bureau officials in the days prior to and following President Donald Trump's inauguration discussing a White House counterintelligence briefing that could "play into" the FBI's "investigative strategy."

The Mysterious Journey of an FBI Leak Investigation.  In January of 2017 California Senator Dianne Feinstein abdicated her position as Vice-Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI).  Upon the initiation of a new congress, and two weeks before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Virginia Senator Mark Warner took the SSCI Vice-Chair seat, and that's how things get started.  Amid a concerted effort to resist the incoming administration the Russia Collusion Conspiracy was launched.  Politicians, the U.S. intelligence apparatus and DC beltway media united in common purpose to push a Trump-Russia narrative.  Within the early days of that effort, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence initiated an investigation into Russian interference with the election.

FBI Refuses To Disclose Records On Source Who Undermined Steele Dossier.  The FBI is refusing to release documents related to the primary source for dossier author Christopher Steele, saying in response to a public records request that the information is classified and risks identifying a confidential FBI source.  The source, whose identity remains a mystery, holds key information that could shed light on apparent inaccuracies in Steele's dossier, which the FBI cited extensively in applications for surveillance orders against Trump campaign aide Carter Page.  The decision, which the FBI made in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Daily Caller News Foundation, comes as Republican lawmakers have increasingly accused the FBI and its director, Christopher Wray, of withholding documents relevant to the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

Stu Evans' Lonely, Failed Quest to Save the FBI From Itself.  False accusations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia have already cost some of the most senior officials at the FBI and the Department of Justice their reputations, their careers, or both.  The widespread wrongdoing raises the question:  Where were the honest lawmen and women?  Was there no one willing to challenge superiors — or even just colleagues — gone rogue?  There may have been at least one.  As deputy assistant attorney general for the Office of Intelligence, Stuart Evans had the responsibility of vetting spy warrants before submitting them to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.  In the fall of 2016, the FBI presented Evans with an application for a warrant to capture the communications of volunteer Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page.  The main justification for getting a wire on Page were allegations by former British spy Christopher Steele.  Instead of credulously embracing the Steele dossier as so many others did, Evans demanded more information about Steele.  He put up bureaucratic roadblocks and manned them stubbornly while asking the essential questions no one else seemed to care about.

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Wray Has 'Serious Concerns' About Comey FBI's Investigation Of Michael Flynn.  FBI Director Christopher Wray said in an interview aired Wednesday that he has "serious concerns" about how the bureau handled the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.  "I will say... the Flynn investigation, which took place before I started, and by the time I started was in the hands of the special counsel's office, is something that has in my view raised serious concerns and questions," Wray told Fox News anchor Bret Baier.

Fifth Redacted Name in Rosenstein's Scope Memo Identified as Walid Phares.  An interesting new discovery amid revelations into the background motives of President Obama to weaponize the intelligence apparatus against his political opposition. [...] Today [6/18/2020] former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor Walid Phares identified himself as the fifth target in the August 2, 2017, Rosenstein scope memo.

"Social Justice Warrior-ing" — Is That Now Taught at the FBI Academy?  This story is actually being urged upon me, and I find myself a bit conflicted.  At first, I tried to find a reason to sympathize with whatever predicament the FBI Agents found themselves that caused them to kneel down.  There is conflicting reporting about whether the Agents kneeled in order to minimize the potential for confrontation with a much larger group of protesters who were calling for them to do so, or whether the Agents were, in fact, demonstrating sympathy for the views being expressed by the protesters.  That was a story put out that was sourced to anonymous FBI officials.  But the more I look at what happened, and the more agents I talk to, the more obvious it seems that someone in FBI management is trying to rescue these agents from the internal and external consequences of their horrendous judgment.  After I watched the video which is embedded here, I struggled to see any coercion or compulsion for their actions.  [Video clip]

Democrats, Not Republicans, Protect Dirty Cops.  Abuse and inequality — at the hands of American law enforcement — comes in all forms. [...] Calls for police reform and accountability are happening on a bipartisan basis.  That has not been the case, however, when it comes to Obamagate.  Democrats, led by the forked-tongue Schiff, have spent the past three years defending, even justifying, unprecedented abuses by the nation's top law enforcement chiefs related to their targeting of Donald Trump, his associates, and his family members.  The Trump-related victims of James Comey's FBI may not be black, they were unfairly targeted nevertheless.  It was not race that motivated their persecutors, nor was it any actual suspected wrongdoing.  They were targeted because of their political views.

It's Worse Than We Thought — DNI Ratcliffe Declassifies "Annex A" The Supportive Documents For 2017 Intel Community Assessment.  DNI John Ratcliffe has declassified the Appendix to the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA).  The appendix known as "Annex A" was the material the FBI and CIA did not include in the body of the ICA; however, it was used to brief congress.  There was always suspicion that "Annex A" was the ridiculous claims by FBI source Christopher Steele; those suspicions are confirmed today [6/11/2020].  The ICA was written in late December '16 & early January 2017, and the purpose was to politicize intelligence by making outlandish claims of the Trump-Russia conspiracy the official position of the U.S intelligence apparatus (CIA, FBI, DOJ and NSA).

Unable to Run Its Own Agencies, Washington Dictates to America's Police.  The FISA court recently found federal intelligence agencies guilty of an "institutional lack of candor" in dealing with the tribunal.  That conclusion has only been bolstered by Justice Department reports outlining stunning abuses of power by the FBI, serial lying and leaking by top officials, fabrication of evidence, and investigations launched on a dearth of predication and furthered by entrapment tactics and perjury traps.  We never did get to the bottom of the Justice Department's "Fast and Furious" scandal, in which the ATF allowed illegal firearms transfers into Mexico — evidently hoping to fuel a political narrative against the Second Amendment but succeeding only in fueling violent Mexican gang crime that claimed the life of a border-patrol agent.

Sen. Graham refuses to let FISA abuse get pinned on low-level FBI staff: 'I believe it goes to the very top'.  Sen. Lindsey Graham says that he plans on calling former FBI Director James Comey and former deputy director Andrew McCabe to testify before his Senate Judiciary Committee, because he doubts they were unaware the dossier compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele had been debunked before it was used to get a FISA warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.  After former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein denied having knowledge of any altered documents or that the Steele dossier had been disavowed beforehand, McCabe responded by saying that Rosenstein's claim that he was misled by him or anyone else at the FBI "are completely false."  Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" that he wants to press McCabe on his knowledge regarding the FBI's interview with Steele's sub-source, who denied the information in the dossier.

FBI Pledge Allegiance to Black Lives Matter, Antifa, Nation of Islam and New Black Panthers Protesters.  In a display of public unity with 'The Movement' writ large, FBI officials took a knee to declare their woke allegiance with the protesting mobs.  With that visible display we now have a better understanding of the motives behind a history of FBI failures.  Setting aside the optic that some members of the FBI looking more like 'meal-team-6', there was always a suspicion the FBI were more concerned about political correctness than actually doing the work of a federal investigative agency.  Historically the FBI has failed miserably to stop domestic terror threats; and when the investigative failures are researched there's usually a prior connection between the attackers and the FBI.

Time for the FBI to Disclose, Discharge, and Disinfect.  When Christopher Wray was named director of the FBI in August 2017, he had two crucial tasks: clean the Augean Stables, which had been fouled by James Comey, and restore public confidence in the bureau.  Comey presided over a carnival of misconduct.  Comey and his deputy, Andrew McCabe, supervised all of it and handpicked most of the other agents involved.  Wray's job was to muck out this mess, disclose the wrongdoing, fire the bad guys, and win back public support.  To put it bluntly: he has failed at the job.  He has failed the country, the president, and his fellow agents.

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The FBI has its priorities!  Washington, DC was on FIRE last night.  You are the the top Federal Law enforcement agency in the United States and THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE TWEETING ABOUT TODAY??


Dana Boente Removed! — FBI Chief Legal Counsel Forced to Resign.  Finally, the DOJ has moved to remove one of the biggest background corrupt officials within the FBI.  According to multiple media sources FBI chief legal counsel Dana Boente was forced to resign on Friday [5/29/2020].  Finally, sunlight has removed a very corrupt player.  In prior positions as U.S. Attorney for Virginia; and while leading the DOJ National Security Division; and then later shifting to the FBI as chief legal counsel under Chris Wray; Dana Boente was at the epicenter of corrupt intent and malign activity toward the Trump administration.

How The FBI Used 'News Hooks' To Advance The Trump-Russia Probe.  A common theme that has emerged from the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane investigation is bureau officials' use of media reports and leaks to advance aspects of the bureau's probe of the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia.  In at least five instances, FBI officials capitalized on the so-called news hooks — also called news pegs, in journalistic jargon — as justification to open up new areas of the investigation.  James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok all took advantage of media reports to push the investigation forward.  And in one case, Comey orchestrated a leak of his own to spur the appointment of a special counsel.  Prominent media outlets played a key role in advancing the now-debunked theory that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.  Much of that media manipulation centered around the infamous Steele dossier, which the Clinton campaign and DNC funded.

AG Barr [is] Not So Confident in FBI Director Chris Wray Anymore.  Since February 2019 Bill Barr has been a staunch and very public defender of Chris Wray.  However, with new revelations about recent FBI efforts to block the release of information as it relates to Michael Flynn, it now appears the AG has less confidence.  This shift is important because as the public have a renewed focused on the question of who illegally leaked Flynn's communication with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, there has always been a rather curious contrast issue with the known classified intelligence leaking of James Wolfe.  If finding Flynn's leaker is important then why didn't the DOJ/FBI take action when they found a classified intelligence leaker in 2018?

Report:  Grenell Just Outsmarted the FBI and Took them Out of the 2020 "Election Game" With this Brilliant Move.  There's no doubt about it... Grenell is one, two, three steps ahead of the Deep State and he's not taking any chances when it comes to the 2020 election.  The Trump admin has learned a very valuable lesson about the dirty games the FBI played in 2016 and they're not about to let what happened with the bogus "Russia Collusion" scandal happen again as we head into 2020.  Grenell made a brilliant move to take away the FBI's power in 2020 by announcing that any "election security" matters will be handled by the intel agencies that he oversees.

Fixing the FBI.  To fix the FBI, we need to understand what went wrong with it.  It is now beyond debate, and should be a bipartisan concern of the first order, that something was very wrong with the FBI's most senior leadership in 2016-17.  It is clear that Donald Trump's election was the catalyst for that leadership to take one of the most important organs of our government completely off the rails.  The conduct of former FBI Director Comey personally, and the FBI senior leadership in his tenure, has emerged as a history of repeated conduct that now demands examination.  It starts, but unfortunately does not end, with failed leadership at the bureau that in turn facilitated the bureau's unmistakably taking up a politically driven agenda.

It looks like President Obama ordered up phony RussiaGate scandal.  RussiaGate is now a complete dead letter — but ObamaGate is taking its place.  Just how far did the then-president go to cripple his successor?  It's now clear the Obama-Comey FBI and Justice Department never had anything more substantial than the laughable fiction of the Steele dossier to justify the "counterintelligence" investigation of the Trump campaign.  Yet incessant leaks from that supposedly confidential probe wound up consuming the Trump administration's first months in office — followed by the Bob Mueller-led special-counsel investigation that proved nearly the "total witch hunt" that President Trump dubbed it.  Information released as the Justice Department dropped its charges against Gen. Mike Flynn shows that President Barack Obama, in his final days in office, played a key role in fanning the flames of phony scandal.

A Time to Hate.  [Scroll down]  Lt. Gen. Flynn never deserved what was done to him.  He was targeted for destruction by criminals and crooks in the FBI.  They set out to destroy him.  The FBI is not allowed to bother law-abiding people like you and me, to set us up, and to induce us to commit a crime.  They are permitted to pursue criminal investigations only when they have a predicate before them.  In the case of Flynn, they had in their possession a complete recording and transcript of his phone call with Sergey Kislyak.  Yet they interviewed him and asked him to tell them what was said during the call.  The Bureau of Investigation was not investigating; they already knew the answer.  Rather, they were setting him up to speak a falsehood, to commit the crime of lying to the FBI, an act whose criminal dimensions he did not appreciate as a layman.  They dissuaded him from having an attorney at the interview so he would slip into the trap.  A competent attorney would have protected him.

Why Did Obama Tell The FBI To Hide Its Activities From The Trump Administration?  In 1980, a teenage Amy Carter left a burnt cake in the oven of the White House's family quarters in a reflex of childish revenge for her father's landslide loss to Ronald Reagan.  In 2017, Barack Obama and Joe Biden avenged Donald Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton by leaving what they claim was a Russian agent in the West Wing.  That conclusion inevitably follows if one accepts as credible the FBI's supposed predicates for launching the Crossfire Hurricane investigation into the Trump campaign and the four related probes into George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and Michael Flynn.

Two Important Transcripts Shed Light on the FBI and Two of Their Informants.  This piece is based on two of the transcripts that Adam Schiff was forced to release last Thursday and they are revelatory.  The first concerns Felix Sater.  The second is from the FBI Agent who handled Christopher Steele.  The agent's name is kept confidential.  If you are the FBI and you are running a counter intelligence investigation into Trump's ties with the Russians you would want Felix Sater, who helped the FBI on several cases involving Russian spies and Russian organized crime.  He was a business partner of Donald Trump's since at least 2001.  And what does Sater reveal about The Donald's ties to the Russian mob and Russian spies?  He exonerates Trump.  Then we have the unnamed FBI handler of Confidential Human Source Christopher Steele.  He admits to knowing Sater and some of the things he did for the FBI.  Any evidence of Trump cavorting with the Russians?  NOPE.  After you read the transcript you will appreciate why this FBI agent is not named.  He did his job honestly and professionally.  In fact, he's the one who terminated Steele as a source.

Transcripts Contradict Comey's Claim That DNC Denied FBI Access to Servers.  An attorney who represented the Democratic National Committee in connection to the hacking of its servers and the private cybersecurity expert who led the response to the breach both contradicted the testimony to Congress given by then-FBI Director James Comey, who claimed that the FBI sought and was denied access to DNC's physical servers.  Michael Sussman, an attorney with Perkins Coie, told lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee in December 2017 that the FBI declined to access the DNC premises when offered to do so during a meeting which included cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike in mid-June of 2016, according to a newly declassified transcript.  During the meeting, the chief executive officer of the DNC, Amy Dacey, relayed to the FBI that the bureau "could have access to anything they needed," according to Sussman.

Robert Mueller memo shows why each key figure was targeted in probe.  The Justice Department has released a largely unredacted copy of former acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's 2017 memo laying out the scope of former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, offering a previously unseen glimpse into how the Russia probe was framed.  "The Scope of Investigation and Definition of Authority" was released Wednesday at the request of Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the current and former Judiciary Committee chairmen.  The memo, dated as being sent on Aug. 2, 2017, and written to Mueller when Rosenstein was serving as deputy attorney general, specified five people whom he was permitted to investigate:  Carter Page, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, George Papadopolous and one other whose name was redacted.

Are Russia Collusion Hoax Holdouts Still Operating Within the FBI?  What is it like inside the seventh floor of the FBI's Hoover fortress while revelations of constitutional abuses lash the walls like a never-ending hurricane season of the FBI's own making?  Newly released documents have refocused attention on the FBI's abuses in the Flynn prosecution.  The FBI's dirty tricks in the Flynn prosecution are almost too numerous to inventory.  Does FBI Director Christopher Wray fret over the increasing perception that the FBI has become a rogue police force unbound by constitutional checks and balances?  Is he feverishly working behind the scenes to root out perpetrators of spying abuses that targeted opponents based upon politics and other non-law enforcement purposes?  A new interview with former journalist Carl Bernstein signals that there remains a Russia collusion hoax rearguard within the FBI in spite of the resignations, firings, and departures of Crossfire Hurricane figures, including Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bill Preistrap, James Baker, James Comey, and Kevin Kleinsmith.

Jim Jordan:  Wray's FBI failed to turn up missing FISA files.  The top Republican on the House Oversight Committee is turning up the heat on FBI Director Christopher Wray to answer for persistent flaws in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act process.  Rep. Jim Jordan sent a letter to DOJ Inspector General Horowitz on Friday, zeroing in on widespread issues found in the preliminary results of a March FISA audit.  The Ohio Republican noted "the FBI was unable to locate the Woods files for four additional files that the OIG had requested — meaning the OIG could not review those applications."  His letter, which was obtained by the Washington Examiner, reveals that as of April 21, the DOJ watchdog reported, "The FBI had not yet located or followed-up on these four missing Woods files."

DOJ releases long-awaited Mueller scope memo, revealing the probe went beyond previously known mandate.  The Justice Department on Wednesday released a mostly unredacted version of then-Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's August 2017 "scope memo" outlining the authority of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller — and the document reveals for the first time that Mueller's authority went significantly beyond what was known previously.  Rosenstein, who later left the Justice Department for a law firm, oversaw Mueller's probe and played a central role in its still-unfolding drama.  He was the subject of a two-page memo written by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe that outlined how Rosenstein allegedly proposed wearing a wire in the White House "to collect additional evidence on the president's true intentions," and thought the scheme was plausible because "he was not searched when he entered the White House."  Rosenstein has denied those allegations and slammed the FBI.

Walls Closing In Around FBI Director Chris Wray as Documents Show His Enabling of Corrupt FBI Objectives.  An interesting article from Fox News asks the question of whether Mueller's special counsel attorney Brandon Van Grack misled Judge Sullivan in the Flynn case by not being forthcoming about the background documents under the DOJ Brady obligation.  Additionally, as a consequence of the Flynn evidence discoveries people are now asking why the FBI and DOJ did not produce these documents earlier.  Representative Jim Jordan is specifically asking these questions of current FBI Director Chris Wray.  In response to the Fox News article the FBI has released a statement which itself is very interesting.  Apparently the FBI Director is trying to dig himself and his institution out of a hole; but it is only getting worse.

Pressure mounts on Wray as FBI behavior in Russia case comes into clearer focus.  Back in early 2018, the FBI under newly minted Director Chris Wray issued an extraordinarily rare public rebuke of a sitting House committee chairman.  Then-House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes had just issued a memo concluding that the FBI under Wray's predecessor, James Comey, abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act process to improperly spy on President Trump's campaign.  Wray fired back, even though the issues didn't happen on his watch, suggesting Nunes had given an inaccurate picture to the American public.

America Doesn't Have A Justice System Anymore.  [Scroll down]  And this sorry state of affairs is all the FBI's fault.  Every bit of it.  At one time it was the pride of American law enforcement, a symbol of integrity, honesty and incredible courage under fire.  But now when we think of the FBI in "action," we think of a couple dozen special agents decked out in full Delta Farce chic dragging an elderly gadfly out of bed in his PJs after making sure to tip-off CNN that this high-risk op was about to go down.  Way to go, guys.

Flynn documents are the 'smoking gun' on Comey's FBI.  Had the Department of Justice (DOJ) released the newly disclosed documents related to Gen. Michael Flynn three years ago, instead of fired FBI director James Comey improperly leaking his "memos" on President Trump, there definitely would have been a special counsel — only it would have been investigating the FBI for gross abuse of power, not the Trump administration.  The new documents are in effect the "smoking gun" proving that a cabal at the FBI acted above the law and with extreme political bias, targeting people for prosecution rather than investigating crimes.  DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz found 17 violations of policy and procedure in the initiation of the investigation of President Trump's campaign.  Special counsel Robert Mueller's report found no evidence of any Trump-Russia collusion.  And yet, much of the media coverage of all this has been so riddled with bias that, in a recent poll, 53 percent still believe Trump colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 presidential election.

The FBI's 'Russiagate' search-and-destroy mission against Team Trump.  With the latest revelation, the FBI's "Russiagate" investigation now stands exposed as worse than amateurish — and more like a search-and-destroy mission.  Destroy the Trump administration, that is — not actual US enemies.  Lawyers for ex-Gen. Michael Flynn released just-unsealed documents that suggest the FBI abused its power to take out President Trump's first national security adviser.

The FBI has disgraced itself.  [Scroll down]  This week, we learned that an American hero, a loyal lifelong and proved courageous defender of our nation, was callously framed by a political conspiracy of the most senior FBI officials, seeking thereby to defame and destroy the newly elected president of the United States, Donald Trump.  Over the years, the FBI regrettably has shown itself to be self-serving and inept and has suffered several disgraceful scandals, but always committed by lesser men.  Today, the FBI, at the very top, has shown itself to actually be seditious, subverting the office of the president of the United States!

K.T. McFarland gives hair-raising interview about being 'collateral damage' in FBI's goal 'to get Trump'.  Former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland exposed the corrupt FBI's investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as really an attempt to take out President Donald Trump.  McFarland slammed fired FBI Director James Comey and the agency's efforts to set up Flynn as revealed in newly released notes that show how he was ambushed in an interview in January of 2017.  Comey "thought he was going to get away with" the blatant perjury trap set for the former Trump adviser, McFarland told Fox News host Martha MacCallum.

Joe diGenova:  Former FBI General Counsel James Baker Has Flipped and There's a Mole Inside the FBI.  Washington attorney Joe diGenova, a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, spoke to radio show host Howie Carr on Wednesday.  Though the interview took place before Thursday night's stunning release of FBI documents pertaining to Gen. Michael Flynn, he reported some fascinating new information about the Durham investigation.  DiGenova told Carr there is now a mole inside the FBI "who is leaking to the press about the current conduct of FBI Director Christopher Wray and his general counsel, Dana Boente.

Even The Manipulated Senate Intel Report Can't Hide FBI Spies And Lies.  On April 21, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report on its review of the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) drafted for President Barack Obama on Russia's interference in the 2016 election.  Corporate media immediately touted the Republican-controlled committee's finding that "the ICA presents a coherent and well-constructed intelligence basis for the case of unprecedented Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election," including by hacking Democratic National Committee emails, as vindication of the intelligence communities' handling of all things Russia.  But a close reading of the report — or at least those portions of the report that could be read — instead cements the reality that the FBI intentionally snowed the FISA court to spy on Donald Trump.

The Russians did it — Revised Version.  For three years, the left has been peddling the story that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election in collaboration with the Trump campaign, with the ridiculous Steele Dossier cited as the proof.  Now, the Party Line has shifted.  The Russians still did it, says the new line, possibly working with the Clinton campaign, only they fed disinformation to the gullible Christopher Steele, who than helped deceive the innocents at the CIA and the FBI.  So if these agencies spent three years conducting a sham investigation that hamstrung the American Presidency and embittered political relations — well, it was still the Russian's fault.

Declassified Footnotes From IG Report Reveal FBI Was Warned Multiple Times About Hillary's Phony Dossier — Used it Anyway to Spy on Trump.  CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge obtained newly declassified footnotes in IG Horowitz's report showing multiple warnings to the FBI about Hillary's phony Russia dossier but they used it anyway to spy on Trump's campaign and to sabotage his presidency.  As TGP previously reported, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee Ron Johnson and Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Chuck Grassley Tuesday sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr asking him to declassify four footnotes in Horowitz's report on FISA abuse.  The Senators stated that the classified footnotes contradict what is publicly available in Horowitz's report related to Crossfire Hurricane, the CI investigation opened into Trump's campaign in July of 2016.

The 13 revelations showing the FBI never really had a Russia collusion case to begin with.  They've come slowly, drip by drip: the reluctant revelations of an FBI bureaucracy.  But taken together, the body of evidence now amassed over two years of investigating the investigators explains why Attorney General William Barr last week declared there was never really a basis to probe Donald Trump's campaign for alleged collusion with Russia.  "I think the president has every right to be frustrated, because I think what happened to him was one of the greatest travesties in American history," Barr told Fox News' Laura Ingraham.  "Without any basis they started this investigation of his campaign, and even more concerning, actually is what happened after the campaign, a whole pattern of events while he was president. to sabotage the presidency, and I think that — or at least have the effect of sabotaging the presidency," the attorney general said.

It looks like Putin conned the FBI into the 'Russiagate' probe.  It is becoming increasingly clear that the Russia investigation launched and conducted by James Comey's Federal Bureau of Investigation deserves to rank as one of the agency's great blunders — at best.  President Trump famously calls the probe a hoax, a label he uses liberally, but in this instance, it may literally be true.  We've spent years obsessing about Russian meddling in our politics, and now it turns out that the original FBI investigation into the Trump campaign that morphed into the Mueller probe may have been instigated, in part, by Russian disinformation.

FBI Knew Before Mueller Probe That Hillary's Steele Dossier Was Russian Disinformation.  In a Friday night, holiday weekend document dump, we're now learning that before the Mueller investigation began, the FBI knew that at least part of the ridiculous so-called Steele dossier was based upon planted Russian disinformation.  Worse, according to Senator Ron Johnson in a Wall Street Journal op-ed released Friday night [4/10/2020], the FBI continually lied about the provenance of the fake dossier information and only showed the FISA court and inspector general damning information about President Trump's election team.  Exculpatory information was left out.

Exculpatory Papadopoulos Transcript — FBI Surveillance Wire — Declassified and Released.  Richard "Ric" Grenell was moved into the position as Acting Director of National Intelligence.  Together with a new staff within the ODNI Grenell is now in position to assist in any declassification effort.  Thus we also see the apoplexy by HPSCI Chairman Adam Schiff, as Grenell is positioned to bring a lot of sunlight on the overall FISA-gate and Spygate operations.  The corrupt intelligence community operators are not happy with Grenell holding such power.  Keep this in mind.

Interesting Ramifications:  FISA Court Requires DOJ/FBI To Provide Names of Targets Within Corrupt Surveillance Applications.  Things are getting interesting, potential ramifications are growing, as the FISA Court responds to the latest information from the DOJ Office of Inspector General (OIG).  After a review of 29 FISA applications, from eight FBI field offices, the OIG informed the FBI and DOJ that none of the surveillance applications were compliant with the Woods procedures.  Meaning zero applications had FBI evidence to support the validity of the claims within the FISA warrants.  That's a very big problem if those FISA warrants were used to gather evidence used to prosecute the 29 targets of the applications.

Some questions about that IG report blasting the FBI for FISA abuses.  It's a tough situation, because we know that the FBI leadership illegally spied on Donald Trump's campaign adviser Carter Page, apparently out of political motives conjunctive with the mass unmaskings of U.S. citizens seen elsewhere in the Obama administration.  But is every last FBI agent out there in the field offices hopelessly crooked?  Is every last G-man we look at on TV now to be viewed with suspicions of dishonesty?  Are we supposed to now think they all went from being straight arrows in the Marine Corps and the police agencies they were recruited from and collectively went to the dark side?  I have my doubts — it takes a lot to create a culture of mass criminality, and typically, we'd be seeing more than just FISA abuse if that's what has been going on.  Think thievery, corruption, torture, thuggery, nepotism, corruption, blatant rule-breaking, all over, as you might with a mafia.  So far, we don't see that.

The FBI Can't Be Trusted With the Surveillance of Americans.  For years, we civil libertarians were told that our concerns about the secret court that oversees the FBI's applications to monitor U.S. citizens were overblown.  So what if the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved more than 99% of all applications.  The bureau and Justice Department must follow an onerous process, we were assured, that protects innocent citizens from being snooped on by their government.  Those assurances, as it turns out, were not very reliable.  On Tuesday [3/31/2020], the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz issued a new report that found systematic errors of fact in the FBI's applications for warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.  The memo does not speak to the materiality or significance of those errors — but they are startling nonetheless.  Out of 42 applications, the report says, 39 included major defects.  All told, the inspector general uncovered 390 deficiencies, including "unverified, inaccurate, or inadequately supported facts, as well as typographical errors."

DOJ's FISA report contradicts claims by Dems, media figures that surveillance rules were strictly observed.  New findings by the Justice Department inspector general that the FBI has repeatedly violated surveillance rules stood in stark contrast to the years of assurances from top Democrats and media commentators that bureau scrupulously handled Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants — and prompted Republican lawmakers to caution that the FBI seemingly believes it has "carte blanche to routinely erode the liberties of Americans without proper justification."  The DOJ watchdog identified critical errors in every FBI wiretap application that it audited as part of the fallout from the bureau's heavily flawed investigation into former Trump advisor Carter Page, who was surveilled in part because of a largely discredited dossier funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  An FBI lawyer in that case even falsified a CIA email submitted to the FISA court in order to make Page's communications with Russians appear nefarious, the DOJ inspector general found; and the DOJ has concluded that the Page warrant was legally improper.

FBI's coronavirus 'fitness app' slammed as a way to extract personal info.  The FBI is helping gym rats looking to stay in shape during the coronavirus lockdown by promoting a fitness app — but it requires users to provide their GPS coordinates.  The law enforcement agency urged people in a Monday tweet to "download the FBI's Physical Fitness Test app to learn proper form for exercises you can do at home like pushups and situps."  The catch is that the FBI FitTest created in 2018 uses the "phone's GPS and accelerometer," which the FBI claims provides the user a "more realistic PFT experience."  The digital workout tool has been slammed on social media as a sneaky way for the government to extract personal info amid the coronavirus pandemic.

DOJ Dismisses Mueller's Charges against Russian Businesses.  More than an investigation, the Mueller probe was the wellspring of a political narrative.  That becomes clearer as time goes by and more information ekes out ... such as new confirmation that, months before Mueller was appointed in May 2017, it was already well understood in Justice Department circles that there was no case of criminal "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia.

What if Hillary had won in 2016?  If Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election, we would not know about the enormously complex attempted coup she undertook, with a vast cast of characters, to defeat Donald Trump as a candidate and then unseat him once he was elected president.  Only because she lost, do we now know a great deal about all that.  We know Hillary commissioned and paid for the vaunted "dossier," that she hired Fusion GPS to deliver opposition research that would take candidate Trump out of the running.  We know that bad actors in the FBI (James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Pete Strzok, et. al.), at the DOJ (Sally Yates, Rod Rosenstein, Bruce Ohr, et. al.), at the CIA (John Brennan) and James Clapper at the DNI all coordinated with each other to destroy Trump by wholly fraudulent means.  Thanks to the wisdom of the voters, we now know all about their crimes against this country.  Numerous books have been published by intrepid actual journalists that have laid out what happened in tremendous detail.  Hopefully when AG Bill Barr and prosecutor John Durham release their report, we will be privy to all the details of the whole sordid story of the most venal political scandal in American history.

Details of FBI's targeting of Trump emerge in Horowitz report.  Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz's history of how the FBI targeted Donald Trump associates has become a constant presence on social media as journalists and Russia aficionados make more discoveries and connect the dots.  Every page of the Horowitz report contains new disclosures.  The report's banner headline was that FBI agents supplied inaccurate information or withheld exculpatory evidence 17 times when they asked judges to approve four wiretap warrants on campaign volunteer Carter Page.  Morsels of information placed in footnotes or buried in a few sentences also tell a fuller story about the Trump-Russia investigation.

Inside the FBI's 218 days that changed Trump's political world.  Donald Trump campaign alumni wonder today what happened inside the FBI over 218 days from mid-August 2016 to March 20, 2017, that changed their lives forever.  August was the month a special FBI unit code-named Crossfire Hurricane picked four Trump associates for Russia-related counterintelligence cases.  Former FBI Director James B. Comey testified later that it was not the campaign but "four Americans" under the microscope.  On March 20, 2017, Mr. Comey told the world that the entire Trump team faced investigation for "any links" to Russian government.  What changed during those 218 days?  First, there was no evidence at the time that the four had conspired with the Kremlin to hack Democratic Party computers or join in social media warfare against the Hillary Clinton campaign.  There would never be any evidence.

FBI's Russia collusion case fell apart in first month of Trump presidency, memos show.  The piecemeal release of FBI files in the Russia collusion investigation has masked an essential fact:  James Comey's G-men had substantially debunked the theory that Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Moscow by the time the 45th president was settling into the Oval Office, according to declassified memos, court filings and interviews.  And that means a nascent presidency and an entire nation were put through two more years of lacerating debate over an issue that was mostly resolved in January 2017 inside the bureau's own evidence files.  The proof is now sitting in plain view.

The Democratic Party Is Wounded And Dangerous.  The Democrats and the Deep State have spent the last four years constructing the greatest wag-the-dog spectacle America's ever seen in an attempt to cover up the malfeasance and criminality of the last administration, while preventing the current one from achieving too many victories.  Considering that Brennan and Comey are still free and Obama and Hillary are still smiling, they've been remarkably successful.  But the Mueller obfuscation and Schiff circus are behind us, the dance music of delay is dying down, and the Democrats' and Deep State's ability to keep pushing back their day of reckoning is coming to an end.  If they don't win in 2020, they cannot keep justice at bay, regardless of how stacked in their favor it has always been in the past.

FBI missed chances to stop domestic terror attacks because of lack of follow-up:  DOJ watchdog.  The FBI missed opportunities to stop domestic terrorists from killing Americans because field offices failed to further investigate individuals who had been labeled homegrown violent extremists, the Justice Department watchdog said in a scathing report released Wednesday [3/4/2020].  At least six terrorists who later carried out attacks killing a total of 70 people were on the FBI's radar prior to the attacks.  However, the agents quickly closed the cases, concluding the suspects were not threats to national security, according to the Justice Department inspector general.  Among the more high-profile individuals the FBI failed to recognize as a potential source of terrorism were Omar Mateen, who killed 49 individuals at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in 2016, Nidal Hasan, who massacred 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009, and Esteban Santiago, who killed five people in a 2017 terror attack at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The FISA States of America.  The Justice Department brazenly disregards the Constitution when it comes to spying.  Does FISA help prevent terrorism?  As I noted here, the government obtained more than 1,000 warrants in a one-year timeframe to spy on Americans.  That's a lot of spying on a lot of Americans.  The Justice Department's lying to obtain these warrants has become so brazen that the court now questions whether it can trust any of the affidavits the FBI submits to justify its domestic surveillance.  The fact that none of these lies are ever criminally punished further reinforces a cycle of dishonesty within the process.

Government Tries to Cancel Trial in Key Mueller Case Because the Defendant Isn't Playing Fair.  If there is a unifying feature in the entire Mueller investigation beyond it being an unsuccessful coup attempt against President Trump is that it was a Seinfeld-esque "investigation about nothing."  By the time Robert Mueller had pulled on his jackboots he already knew with near mathematical certainty that the key piece of evidence he was working from, the Steel dossier, had been the subject to nearly nine months of unsuccessful effort by the FBI and intelligence community to verify it.  The report by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz documents the extreme and dishonest lengths gone to by the FBI to keep the Steele dossier in play.  When the Special Counsel did file indictments (if you were ever an the laughably dishonest LawFareBlog or anywhere on the left you knew it because you'd see BOOM! or "It's Mueller time" in their tweets") they had zero relationship to the alleged subject of the investigation and involved process crimes, not substantive acts.  But the most significant indictment by Mueller was that of Concord Management, a company owned by Putin crony Yevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin, and thirteen individual Russians, who may or may not exist, affiliated with the so-called Internet Research Agency.  I say may or may not exist because one of the commercial entities owned by Prigozhin did not even exist when the alleged crimes took place and people involved in covert activities often use fake identities [...]

New Book:  The FBI Considered Joseph Mifsud an Asset.  The official story of Operation Crossfire Hurricane provides that the investigation began with an accidental meeting between Papadopoulos and Alexander Downer, an Australian diplomat.  The story holds that in May 2016, Papadopoulos and Downer had a chance meeting in a London bar during which a "heavy drinking" Papadopoulos revealed the Trump campaign "knew" the Russians possessed thousands of hacked Clinton emails that it intended to release to influence the 2016 election.  When Wikileaks did indeed release hacked DNC emails in July 2016, Downer made a beeline to the FBI to report the lead on possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian email dump.  Papadopoulos tells a different story.

Democrats Block FISA Reform.  Are House Democrats willing to jeopardize national security to keep alive their Trump-Russia collusion narrative?  On Wednesday they abruptly canceled a markup on a bill to reauthorize three critical surveillance tools that are due to expire March 15.  To listen to the liberal media, the bill has stalled over concerns about "civil liberties."  In truth it's the latest casualty of Democrats' refusal to acknowledge that the Federal Bureau of Investigation abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [...]

Why is The New York Times Outing Lower Level FBI Spygate Operatives?  A previously incurious New York Times is now exposing members of the FBI crew who participated in fraud upon the FISA Court.  Are the corrupt former top-tier FBI officials starting to position lower-level FBI participants as scapegoats?  Inside an insufferable article, engineered to defend the need for the DOJ and FBI to continue using FISA intelligence gathering information against U.S. persons, the New York times outlines Stephen M Somma as Case Agent 1, the handler for FBI confidential human source Stefan Halper.

GOP Rep. Nunes believes FBI probe into Trump campaign began in late 2015, not 2016.  The FBI began looking into the Trump presidential campaign before the agency's publicly stated July 31, 2016, start date, says Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  "I believe it started in 2015, but there's no question that it started in early 2016," Nunes said on the latest episode of the "John Solomon Reports" podcast.  The California lawmaker said he's "highly confident" that the federal probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 White House race began in late 2015.

FBI Agent Faulted In FISA Report For 'Significant' Errors Has Finally Been Identified.  An FBI agent faulted for some of the most significant problems laid out in the Justice Department's inspector general report on FISA abuse against a Trump campaign associate has been identified.  The New York Times, citing people familiar with the FBI's Russia probe, identified Stephen A. Somma, a counterintelligence investigator who works out of the bureau's New York field office, as "Case Agent 1" from the inspector general's (IG) report.

The case for repealing FISA and reforming the FBI and CIA.  The FBI, in its bungling partisanship, very likely swung the 2016 presidential election away from its preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton.  The sprawling "community" of intelligence agencies (led by the FBI and CIA) covertly used dubious foreign sources to justify monitoring an American political campaign and, later, a U.S. presidential administration.  To do so, it invoked daunting foreign-counterintelligence surveillance powers, based on a fever dream that its bête noire, Donald Trump, was an agent of the Kremlin.  And the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court recently chastised the FBI for feeding it false and unverified information — the secret court apparently calculating that this extraordinary public expression of wrath will divert attention from its own shoddy performance in approving highly intrusive spy warrants based on sensational, blatantly uncorroborated rumor and innuendo.

DOJ Is Infected With Organized Crime, Trump Has Every Right To Push For Change, In Fact It's His Sworn Duty.  It is painfully obvious the Department of Justice is infected with organized crime, awash with Obama infiltrators, only intent on maintaining power, not dispensing justice to those they don't agree with or those they see as political enemies.  The Roger Stone affair is all the evidence you need of that.  Their shame,, and primal fear, is also obvious in their discomfort with Donald Trump tweeting, in other words, getting his message direct to the American people, away from the corrupt media filters.  Trump needs to keep doing just that.  It is his right, no it is his sworn duty, to uphold the Constitution and its guarantees to the American people, something the Democratic Party and its media enablers have long since cast aside as a priority.  We need a full investigation, and a full accounting of what happened at DOJ and what is still going on.  If William Barr can't put out the fire, or can't stand the heat, we need to find another fireman.

Who's complaining about investigations now?  Attorney General William Barr is looking into the murky origins of the politically-charged Justice Department investigations that have roiled American public life for the last three years.  Just how did the FBI's "Crossfire Hurricane" investigation into the 2016 Trump presidential campaign get started?  What led the FBI to look into whether President Trump was working on behalf of Russia?  Why did the Justice Department use an ancient, never-enforced law as a pretext to interrogate then-national security adviser Michael Flynn, leading to one of the most troubling court cases in recent years?  And more.  Each investigation involved highly publicized leaks that led to many headlines and endless discussion on cable TV.  Anti-Trump voices stood firmly in support of more and more detailed inquiries of the president and his allies.

Andrew Weissmann:  AG Barr Is Starting New Investigation into Fired FBI Officials Jim Comey, Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok.  Little crooked man Andrew Weissmann told Chuck Todd today [2/16/2020] the new investigation initiated this week by Attorney General Bill Barr involving US Attorney in St. Louis Jeff Jensen is a ruse to investigate Jim Comey, Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok.  On Friday [2/14/2020] Attorney General Bill Barr assigned an outside prosecutor to review the abusive case against General Mike Flynn.  Barr also assigned a handful of prosecutors to review other cases in the US Attorney's office in DC.

Top Mueller Prosecutor Says DoJ Starting New Investigation Into Comey, McCabe, and Strzok.  An interesting twist is arising from the decision of Attorney General Barr to name an outside counsel, Jeffrey Jensen, to investigate the Michael Flynn case.  The former top prosecutor on special counsel Robert Mueller's team says the ploy by Barr is a "ruse" so that the Department of Justice can open a new investigation into former FBI officials James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Peter Strzok.  Andrew Weissmann, a former Justice Department official who was known as Mueller's "pit bull" during the Russia investigation, says that "all they did was swapped out a loser case for starting an investigation that is going to be of Comey, McCabe, Pete Strzok," Weissmann told MSNBC host Chuck Todd.  "Weissman is referring to the "loser" case of prosecuting former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for lying about media leaks during the Russia investigation.

Top Mueller prosecutor:  DOJ starting new investigation into James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Peter Strzok.  One of Robert Mueller's former top prosecutors said the outside prosecutor picked to review the case against retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is a ruse to investigate President Trump's perceived enemies.  Andrew Weissmann, a former Justice Department official who was known as Mueller's "pit bull" during the Russia investigation, said the Justice Department swapped out the "loser case" of Andrew McCabe, who escaped criminal charges on Friday for allegedly lying to investigators about authorizing media disclosures, for a fresh one targeting top former FBI officials, including McCabe, led by Jeffrey Jensen, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri.  "All they did was swapped out a loser case for starting an investigation that is going to be of Comey, McCabe, Pete Strzok," Weissmann told MSNBC host Chuck Todd.

Senator Graham claims he will finally use his Judiciary Cmte to investigate the lying liars at the FBI & DOJ.  [Video clip]

Lindsey Graham asks DOJ for interviews with 17 officials in FISA abuse investigation.  Sen. Lindsey Graham requested "transcribed interviews" with 17 Department of Justice and FBI employees as part of the Senate's investigation into abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.  The South Carolina Republican sent a letter requesting the interviews to Attorney General William Barr on Friday [2/14/2020].  Graham is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and is heading the congressional investigation into the FBI's investigations into the Trump campaign in 2016.

The FBI Corruption is Far Worse Than We Currently Imagine.  Last month the DOJ admitted to the FISA court that two of the four FISA warrants used against Carter Page were fraudulently obtained. [...] However, what the DOJ did not admit publicly was how the current FBI Chief Legal Counsel, Dana Boente, participated in obtaining the April 2017 warrant.  Additionally, a review of the internal FBI & DOJ scheme to obtain the fraudulent April warrant shows FBI Director James Comey couldn't get the renewal unless he convinced Main Justice to trick the President into issuing an executive order to grant surveillance on himself.  In hindsight this story explains the ongoing issues within the FBI.

House Republicans Rebuke FBI Director Wray for Tepid Response to IG Report.  House Republicans unleashed on FBI Director Christopher Wray about the bureau's lackluster response to the [serious] problems uncovered in the DOJ Inspector General's report on FISA abuses, according to the Washington Times.  At a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, Wray claims he went "above and beyond" to provide accountability and made more than 40 changes to the bureau's FISA policies and practices.  "The failures highlighted in that report are unacceptable — period," he said.  "They don't reflect who the FBI is as an institution and they cannot be repeated."

Key witness told Team Mueller that Russia collusion evidence found in Ukraine was fabricated.  One of Robert Mueller's pivotal trial witnesses told the special prosecutor's team in spring 2018 that a key piece of Russia collusion evidence found in Ukraine known as the "black ledger" was fabricated, according to interviews and testimony.  The ledger document, which suddenly appeared in Kiev during the 2016 U.S. election, showed alleged cash payments from Russian-backed politicians in Ukraine to ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.  "The ledger was completely made up," cooperating witness and Manafort business partner Rick Gates told prosecutors and FBI agents, according to a written summary of an April 2018 special counsel's interview.

How Democrats' Get-Trump Crusade Has Irreparably Damaged The Nation.  The FBI's malfeasance in the launch and handling of Crossfire Hurricane provides the starkest example of damage wrought without regard to the ramifications.  Americans no longer trust the world's premier law enforcement agency because of men like James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Peter Strzok, and women like Lisa Page.  They no longer believe in equal justice under the law, or the integrity of sworn affidavits and judicially authorized surveillance.  Current FBI Director Christopher Wray has promised a clean-up, but that likely won't be enough either for the public or for the FISA court.  And it is the damage in the eyes of the FISA court that risks much more than the faith Americans place in law enforcement agencies — it puts at risk the lives of Americans.  The FISA courts exist not for political warfare, but to combat terrorism.

Trey Gowdy on the FBI: The Bureau Was Out to Get the President.  On Fox News Thursday, erstwhile South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy fired upon former Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey and 2016-2018 FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.  Trey told host Martha MacCallum the deeds of top FBI officials was sufficient evidence to suspect they were "out to get" Donald Trump. [...] The host noted Trump's reference to the salvation of Comey's firing, founded upon the idea that it was he who allowed such a culture in the Bureau to grow.  Gowdy agreed, with an expansion:  "Yeah, I would correct the President's narrative only to this extent:  He replaced Comey with McCabe.  That is hardly moving up the draft board.  It was only when Chris Wray came in that I think you had a dispassionate, objective, law-enforcement-centered person.  McCabe was no better than Comey."

Now Let's Get Down To Business.  [Scroll down]  Each time President Trump came close to declassifying the material someone from the DOJ intercepted the anticipated action and blocked the release.  In the fall of 2018 it was DAG Rod Rosenstein.  In the summer of 2019 it was AG Bill Barr.  Amid the twists and turns many people have forgotten about the material congress asked President Trump to declassify two-years-ago.  Additionally there has been some material cited that just seemingly slipped away without follow-up.  Consider:
  •   Whatever happened to the forty pages of Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe text messages that Catherine Herridge noted nine months ago?  Herridge only published four of the pages in March 2019.
  •   Why are the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages still redacted two years after their original release (December 1st, 2017)?
  •   Where's the release of the Susan Rice inauguration day memo to the file?
  •   Why didn't the DOJ/FBI release all of the Bruce Ohr 302's without redaction? Will those fully unredacted 302's be part of the IG report release?
  •   Where's the unredacted David Archey FBI declarations that were previously ordered to be released by a DC judge?
  •   The Mueller investigation ended 10 months ago.  Why are we still not able to see the unredacted three authorization memos that Rosenstein gave to the special counsel on May 17th, August 2nd and October 20th, 2017?

Corruption Coverup — Nadler Schedules FBI Oversight Hearing With Chris Wray on Same Day as Impeachment Vote.  [C]ould House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler be any more transparent with his intentions here?  Knowing all eyes will be on the Senate impeachment vote at 4:00 pm on the same day, Democrat Chairman Nadler schedules the House oversight hearing on FBI (FISA Misconduct) for 10:00 am Wednesday, February 5th, to bury it.  FBI Director Christopher Wray has not been scheduled to face any questioning or public scrutiny by any legislative oversight body since the Inspector General report highlighted gross corruption and FBI misconduct in the December 9th, 2019, FISA report.  Additionally, the DOJ/FBI response to the demands of the FISC were also extended to February 5th.  The corrupt institutions, and the administrative state that surrounds them, are working overtime to avoid any exposure and national discussion about misconduct that should alarm everyone.  Why?  Because they targeted Donald Trump... So, bury it.

As Impeachment Ends, It's Time to Correct These Nine Injustices.  [#5] Reform the CIA and the FBI.  We've learned in the last 3-4 years that both the CIA and the FBI participated in the Russia collusion hoax even after it was known to be a hoax.  Where were the whistleblowers?  One answer is that these two powerful agencies don't rotate their officials the way the military does.  Keeping the same power-players working together for decades creates fertile ground for conspiracy.  They learn each other's secrets and come to depend on a kind of "omerta" to their mutual benefit.  A few fresh faces will keep these power players more accountable as they will never know whether the new guy will "play ball."

The FBI Has Been Lying About Seth Rich.  A persistent American lawyer has uncovered the undeniable fact that the FBI has been continuously lying, including giving false testimony in court, in response to Freedom of Information requests for its records on Seth Rich.  The FBI has previously given affidavits that it has no records regarding Seth Rich.  A Freedom of Information request to the FBI which did not mention Seth Rich, but asked for all email correspondence between FBI Head of Counterterrorism Peter Strzok, who headed the investigation into the DNC leaks and Wikileaks, and FBI attorney Lisa Page, has revealed two pages of emails which do not merely mention Seth Rich but have "Seth Rich" as their heading.  The emails were provided in, to say the least, heavily redacted form.

Preventing Another 'Crossfire Hurricane'.  Sometime this year, the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, John Durham, will probably have a grand jury issue indictments of some of the "Crossfire Hurricane" leaders.  Among them will likely be former FBI agent Peter Strzok, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, and former FBI director James Comey.  He may also indict some of the CIA's current and former leaders including Obama's CIA director John Brennan and current CIA Director Gina Haspel (Brennan's protégé) who ran the overseas elements of "Crossfire Hurricane."  However many of the "Crossfire Hurricane" team are indicted, and whether or not they are convicted, their indictment will shake the FBI (and, we hope, the CIA) to their cores.  The indictments will have the effect of dissuading further secret investigations of presidential campaigns but even that effect will not be permanent, nor will they prevent another "Crossfire Hurricane" from ever happening again.

Codes of Conduct From the Swamp.  [A]pparently our country's intelligence community was out to put the clamps on Mr. Trump even before he was elected.  Slowly we are finding out that, for instance, FISA warrants included warrants that were illegal.  We are finding out that these agencies were eavesdropping on Trump and his aides.  Conservatives always defended the CIA and FBI against career civil libertarians.  Now we are finding out that these agencies were used against President Trump and his people.  What did the Trumpians do to antagonize the intelligence community?  Do the heads of these agencies really think that Donald Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin?  I have not seen the evidence.  A two-year investigation conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller could not find the evidence either.  So let us come up with the evidence that will convince Americans that, as John Brennan, formerly of the CIA, has said, Trump's behavior was "treasonous."  Treasonous?  The evidence?

Grassley Letter Asks Whether Taxpayers Paid Russian Agent To Help Start The Collusion Hoax.  On Wednesday [1/22/2020], Sen. Chuck Grassley's office released a letter he penned to James Baker, the director of the Office of Net Assessments for the Department of Defense.  Grassley's letter ostensibly concerned fiscal oversight, but the details revealed by the finance committee chair raise new concerns about FBI confidential human source Stefan Halper.  Grassley's letter began with a recap of his previous record requests, noting that in July 2019, the chair had requested "all records related to Professor [Stefan] Halper's contracts with DoD."  Grassley then highlighted several revelations discovered during the finance committee chair's review of those documents, including various weaknesses in Halper's various proposals.

Sharyl Attkisson Speaks Out.  There are many books, TV shows, and movies about once-revered FBI agents portaying them as heroes.  But after revelations concerning Donald Trump, Richard Jewell (accused of the Atlanta Olympic bombing), and well-respected journalist Sharyl Attkisson, people might be reconsidering.  Maybe FBI should stand for Fear, Beware, and Intimidate, while DoJ, the parent company, should stand for Department to Obstruct Justice.  Granted, many do their jobs well, but the leaders at the top are definitely suspect to having an agenda.

The Comey coverup unravels.  In a curious report on Thursday evening [1/16/2020], the New York Times carefully averts its eyes from everything that's interesting.  Even Adam Schiff has acknowledged that James Comey's actions in 2016 may represent the most important and significant Russian influence on the election.  Surely one of the most consequential pieces of intelligence ever received by U.S. agencies was, as we now learn, received in early 2016 from a Dutch counterpart.  This is the dubious Russian intelligence that set off Mr. Comey's multiple interventions in the last presidential race, culminating in an improper act that may have inadvertently elected Donald Trump.  Even at the time Mr. Comey's FBI colleagues considered the intelligence, which indicated questionable actions by the Justice Department to fix the Hillary email investigation, to be false, possibly a Russian plant.

FBI Utilized Crack Addict Stefan Halper As Its Key Source to Spy Illegally on Trump Team in Its Attempted Coup of the President.  Investigative reports show that Stefan Halper was the spy working for the FBI in the Trump campaign.  This big man and indicted cocaine addict was who the FBI relied on in its attempted coup of the President of the United States.

Former Senior Treasury Financial Crimes Official Pleads Guilty To Leaking Records of Cohen, Manafort, Gates, Butina and More.  CTH noted last year when John Fry, an intelligence analyst with the IRS's law enforcement arm, was arrested that something more was happening in the background of his case and the DOJ case against Natalie Sours-Edwards.  Today Ms. Sours-Edwards pleads guilty to downloading & distributing the financial records of people connected to the Trump orbit.  You might remember back in May 2018 when sketchy porn lawyer Michael Avenetti was releasing U.S. Treasury notifications on Michael Cohen received from an unknown source within the Treasury Department.  You might also remember when New Yorker's Ronan Farrow wrote a sympathetic article after talking to the leaking treasury official.  As a result the Treasury Inspector General began an investigation.

Christopher Wray Isn't the Right Man to Fix the FBI.  The nation's most powerful law enforcement agency is in shambles.  Following a series of internal investigations, in addition to extensive reporting on the misconduct of former top officials, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is suffering a crisis in confidence from the very people it has a sworn duty to protect:  the American public.  Considering its behavior over the past four years, one could be forgiven for thinking that the FBI exists only to serve the interests of the political aristocracy.  From the Clinton email server cover-up to the unfounded counterintelligence probe into four Americans working for the Trump presidential campaign and the corruption of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the FBI has exploited its power to defend partisan allies and punish foes.

Spy Court Picks FISA Abuse Denier To Tackle FISA Abuse.  The nation's top spy court appointed an Obama-era Justice Department official who has denied and downplayed FBI surveillance abuse to assess the FBI's response to a scathing new report cataloguing problems with how the agency secured authority to spy on a Donald Trump campaign affiliate.  Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) presiding Judge James Boasberg appointed David Kris to review the FBI's proposed changes to its surveillance application process even though he spent the past few years running interference for the FBI as substantive criticism of the agency mounted.

Revealed: Identity of top FBI official who leaked secret information to media.  The name of a former top FBI official who leaked sensitive information over the course of hundreds of communications with at least six reporters can be revealed by the Washington Examiner.  His identity is contained in a 21-page report obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.  The report reveals that investigators for Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz determined that Bryan Paarmann, 53, the deputy assistant director of the FBI's international operations division from 2016 to 2017, "improperly disclosed court-sealed and law enforcement sensitive information to the media" in violation of FBI rules.  The incident is one Horowitz included as part of what his June 2018 report called the FBI's "culture of unauthorized media contacts."  A one-page summary of the investigation was released last May.

Attorney General William Barr, 'Adult of the Year'.  Few people in the country today have demonstrated deeper insight into Spygate, the investigation into those who have been investigating the elected president of the United States, than Kimberley Strassel.  In her column I detected a genuine note of alarm.  Is it possible that the investigation of the investigators could be brought to an end?  Could the media render Attorney General Barr or prosecutor John Durham suspect?  Will they uncover an incriminating telephone call?  How long can the Democrat-controlled House mire these men in one of their investigations?  Is it possible that the whole finely-tuned investigation overseen by the attorney general will come to a grinding halt because of Democratic subterfuge?  Well, I do not think it is likely, but it is possible.  As Ms. Strassel writes, the evidence against the FBI has steadily accumulated.

Redeeming the FBI.  Due to the actions of a few, the overall trust of the American public, previously enjoyed by both agencies is arguably at an all-time low.  Tinfoil hat folks excepted, the general public has always extended the benefit of the doubt to FBI agents in the performance of their duties.  This deference was hard-earned by investigators and prosecutors who made the thousands of prominent cases that forged the Bureau's reputation.  The misuse of their positions has already cost the malefactors their jobs.  Whingeing over treatment at the hands of those that hurt their feelings only brings further discredit to the organization that once employed them. [...] I understand that there will be a period of mistrust that follows the clear breaches committed by a small percentage of the organization.  Please don't let their deeds permanently undermine your faith in the FBI.

It's Statistically Impossible For The FBI's Spygate Errors To All Be Mistakes.  [Scroll down]  There's no way the cards can all fall one way, no way every "mistake" can redound in support of the government's "case" against Page.  There's no statistical way every single oversight, clerical error, unchecked box, unread file, misplaced document, unread email, uncorroborated assumption, unverified assertion, omission of exculpatory evidence, and inclusion of false allegations can all fall against Page, and in favor of the FBI's goal of providing probable cause to convince the court to believe he was an agent of a foreign power.  There's no way 17 glaring omissions, mistakes, mischaracterizations, and straight-up lies can make their way, undetected, unquestioned, and uncorrected, through the now-legendary labyrinth of supervisory coordination, from line agents to Woods Procedures to FBI supervisors to DOJ reviewers to FBI counsel, FBI deputy director, FBI director, DOJ general counsel, deputy attorney general, and attorney general certification.

Does William Barr Have the Guts?  The recent I.G. report on FISA abuse was just another in a very long line of disappointing indicators that equal justice may never be restored to our nation. [...] Is this guy Barr for real?  Is he ready to face the hellfire that will be unleashed if he takes real steps to hold coup conspirators accountable?  It's looking increasingly likely that he is for real, but what remains to be seen how far he is willing to go. [...] The first question to be answered is exactly how far Barr needs to take it.  If you ask MAGA country, they're calling for heads up to and including Obama's.  This is doubtful and certainly not prudent because the political and systemic repercussions would be devastating and permanently destabilizing for the USA. [...] Care must be taken to avoid the precedent of high-level political war.  Otherwise, we'll morph into a banana republic in less than a generation.  Ultimately, justice needs to be done, so a compromise must be made.

Col Douglas Macgregor Has Suspicions About Pompeo, Esper and Milley.  [W]e are not alone in our suspicions of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley.  Tonight Col Douglas Macgregor outlines his own suspicions about the U.S. military attack in Iraq and Syria that parallel our initial gut reaction.  Macgregor states his belief that President Trump is being "skillfully misinformed".  [Video clip]

An FBI Analyst Is Going to Prison for Illegal Email Hacking of a Political Enemy...to Protect Mueller.  While U.S. Attorney John Durham continues his criminal investigation into FISA abuse and other misconduct at the FBI, CIA, DIA and other federal government intelligence agencies, one of Special Counsel Robert Mueller allies was just sentenced to prison.  Mark Tolson, a former FBI analyst, illegally accessed the emails of right wing activist Jack Burkman in order to protect Mueller.  He admitted to doing so in federal court last week.  He will serve seven days behind bars and has been ordered to pay a $500 fine.  "I did what I did to try to protect Director Mueller, who can protect himself," Tolson told U.S. District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema.  After illegally sifting through emails, Tolson attempted to leak them to the press.

Dan Bongino Explains Why the Unmaskings Left Little or No Paper Trail.  Everytime I watch a Dan Bongino podcast, I learn something new about Spygate.  I hear information that I find nowhere else and I spend hours everyday reading/watching the news.  Recently, Bongino interviewed Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) whose investigative work, particularly in 2018, (along with that of John Solomon and Bongino) did so much to uncover the activities of the FBI in 2016. During the interview, Nunes said that, at a certain point during their investigation, he and his team began to track Bongino because they couldn't believe the information he managed to obtain.  Nunes said his team would receive classified information and Bongino would be simultaneously telling his listeners the same thing.  Anyway, recently the New York Times reported that U.S. Attorney John Durham has turned his attention to former CIA Director John Brennan.  Durham has requested Brennan's communications records from the CIA and is said to be looking into various testimony he has given — possibly searching for discrepancies.

FBI Director Wray Responds to the FISA Court's Statement and Shows It's Time for Him to Go.  Earlier today [12/17/2019], the FISA court released an extremely rare public statement in which they addressed the findings of the recent IG report.  In it, they laid out the gravity of the misconduct, with the court taking issue with the lies and omissions put upon them by the FBI.  While there may be a bit of blame shifting here (the FISA court should have been more skeptical from the jump), there's no doubt the lion's share of the issue was they were given incomplete and sometimes false information to make judgements with. [...] Now, the FBI has responded via their own statement written by Directer Christopher Wray.

GOP Sen. Hawley:  The FBI Interfered in the 2016 Election.  Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) on Thursday appeared on "Fox & Friends" and reacted to the Department of Justice's inspector general report by Michael Horowitz. [...] What's worse:  is it worse to have a foreign government trying to interfere in our election or is it worse to have our own government?  Because that's what the FBI did," Hawley advised.

Our Elites Don't See What's Coming.  [Scroll down]  This all leads us to a serious problem that we as a country are facing:  we've been losing trust in our institutions for quite some time.  All that the last few years have done is to reinforce that kind of thinking.  Seriously.  Ask yourself:  Do you really trust the FBI?  I don't.  With the recent reports from Michael Flynn's attorney, Sidney Powell, apparently senior FBI agents tampered with 302s, falsifying information to get the results they wanted which had nothing to do with the truth.  This was the FBI — supposedly the world's greatest law enforcement agency.  I don't think so.  Until those senior officials go to jail for their abuse of power my distrust of the FBI will continue.  Do you really trust the Justice Department?  Maybe.  I'll see what Attorney General Barr and John Durham pursue and actually accomplish.  I can assure you, however, if there are not prosecutions with jail time, scratch that institution off the list.  The CIA?  Forget about it.  Congress?  You mean the inept worthless institution that sits on its hands and has ceded massive control of the lawmaking function of government to the administrative state?  I have to tell you:  is there really a point to Congress in its current form?

Mittens, the Deep State, and the Ongoing Coup Against POTUS.  Recently, one of my email pals sent me an incredible opinion piece from Howell Woltz at The International Centre for Justice, in Warsaw, Poland.  He is the author of "Justice Denied:  The United States vs. the People," a very interesting book about the US justice system and federal prisons and the need for some serious reform.  Occasionally, an opinion piece is so profound that it simply MUST be disseminated to a much wider audience than a simple blog post.  This is one of such article.  In this commentary, he opines on the DoJ/FBI cabal's ongoing coup against POTUS while explaining some key connections among John Brennan, Mitt Romney, Cofer Black, Burisma Holdings (Ukraine), Bararck Obama, Hillary Clinton, and all the rest.  It fills in a lot of gaps and explains much about what is going on with respect to the Ukraine kerfuffle.  While I can't vouch for the veracity of all the claims here, this just rings true to me and connects a lot of very interesting dots.  As usual, I caution you to "trust but verify."

The Only Way to Save the FBI Is to Expose Everything.  The big news in what was a relatively big news day [2/14/2019] was made by fired Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe in snippets from a forthcoming interview on 60 Minutes.  McCabe — the man who somehow couldn't recall what the words "insurance policy" referred to in one of his texts — was promoting a new book he somehow managed to write despite his faulty memory.  In the midst of this, he confirmed what many of us long suspected — that he and other major officials (Rod Rosenstein, etc.) of the FBI and the DOJ contemplated, even attempted to some degree, a coup d'état against the president of the United States.

The Gangster State.  [Scroll down]  This becomes more obvious when looking at the whole criminal enterprise that is currently called the FBI.  There's no question that the people at the top engaged in a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy to spy on the Trump campaign and engineer a criminal investigation of his administration, for the purpose of removing him from office.  This is the one explanation that explains the mountain of evidence piled up in the public domain.  This is so obvious that no one bothers to deny it.  Instead, the game is to avoid discussing it in public.  Lurking in the secret FBI files can be only three possibilities, with regards to this conspiracy.  One, there is proof they cooked the whole thing to help get Hillary Clinton elected.  The other is some out of left field explanation for the mountain of data, that points to an innocent motive.  The final option is a massive hole in the system where the damning proof used to exists, but has now been destroyed as part of the cover-up.  To date, the FBI and DOJ refuse to comply with Congressional subpoenas to answer this question.

Federal prosecutors interviewed multiple FBI officials for Russia probe review.  Federal prosecutors who are looking into the origins of the government's Russia probe have interviewed about two dozen people, suggesting that the inquiry is further along than previously known, The New York Times reported Saturday [10/19/2019].  The prosecutors have asked witnesses about whether former FBI officials that have been frequent targets of President Trump hold anti-Trump bias, former officials and others familiar with the review told the Times.  U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is leading the investigation, has not interviewed all of the FBI officials who were instrumental in opening the Russia probe in 2016, sources told the newspaper.

We've lost sight of the real scandal.  What will Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz's latest investigation reveal?  Will Congress hold hearings about it?  Will former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe actually get indicted?  After all, it's said that a motivated prosecutor can "indict a ham sandwich" if he really wants to.  We're so wrapped up in the daily tick-tock, we could be losing sight of a big picture that's come into focus over the past two years.  For the first time in our nation's history, an inspector general — one appointed by President Obama — has determined that at least two men who sat in the top spot at the FBI committed multiple violations that warrant possible prosecution.  That in itself is a scandal with national implications deserving of headlines, congressional hearings and promises to overhaul a broken system.  Of course, the complicating factor in the whole mess is that the government entities responsible for addressing any wrongdoing are the same ones inextricably tied to the alleged wrongdoing.

Chris Wray's FBI continues to cover for Team Comey's Russia shenanigans.  The FBI is going to court to fight the public release of a small number of documents the State Department sent to agents from Christopher Steele, the British intelligence operative and Hillary Clinton-paid political muckraker, during the 2016 election.  Normally, such Freedom of Information Act cases don't merit public attention.  This one does.  To hear the FBI tell it, the release of former Deputy Assistant Secretary Kathleen Kavalec's documents is tantamount to giving up the keys to President Trump's nuclear briefcase, aiding the enemy or assisting terrorists.

Meadows: 'There's a Cover-up Within Certain Realms at the FBI'.  Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), in an interview on "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo," touched on a wide range of issues including the investigation by Justice Department (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the potential testimony before Congress of former special counsel Robert Mueller, the release of new documents this week, and whether people in the FBI and DOJ will be held accountable.  About the investigation by Horowitz into alleged FISA abuse, Meadows said that he expects the report to be delayed.  "Only Michael Horowitz knows the exact timeframe of when it's coming out.  Obviously, the attorney general had indicated that he hoped to see it in June.  I'm not as optimistic now.  And one of the reasons for that is additional information has been given to the inspector general for them to investigate," Meadows said.





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