From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Eight
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
"FISA - Under Surveillance 2019 April-June"

FISA - Under Surveillance 2019 April-June
I EXPECT THAT WE WILL SEE MORE INFORMATION ON INVESTIGATIONS OF THE VIOLATIONS FROM FISA WARRANTS IN THE COMING MONTHS
To return to FISA- Under Surveillance in 2019 January-March or go to FISA- Under Surveillance in 2019 July-September

4/1/2019 Russia’s Rusal resumes aluminum supplies to U.S. market by Anastasia Lyrchikova
FILE PHOTO: Chief Executive of Russian aluminium giant Rusal Evgenii Nikitin gives an interview in
Krasnoyarsk, Russia March 29, 2019. Picture taken March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Anastasia Lyrchikova/File Photo
    KRASNOYARSK, Russia (Reuters) – Russian aluminum giant Rusal has resumed supplies to the U.S. market and aims to win back customers it lost due to sanctions by about September when the industry seals supply contracts for 2020, its chief executive said.
    Last autumn, Rusal, the world’s largest aluminum producer outside China, missed the traditional window for contracting sales for this year as it was still negotiating with the U.S. Treasury Department to be removed from a sanctions list.
    “We fulfilled all our obligations even during the period of sanctions, we did not allow ourselves a single failure.    Therefore, some of our former partners are already coming back, new partners are coming,” CEO Evgenii Nikitin said.
    “We hope that we will be able to bring back our clients toward September, the contracting period for 2020,” he added in an interview with Reuters.
    Rusal’s nine months of talks with Washington ended successfully in late 2018.    In January, Washington excluded Rusal from the sanctions list but kept founder Oleg Deripaska, who had to give up his control of the firm as part of the deal.
    During sanctions, Rusal lost some of its customers, including Novelis Corp, the world’s biggest producer of rolled aluminum products.
    The company is partially resuming deliveries to them but admits that it will have a chance to regain all its clients only when contracts for 2020 are signed.
    “We expect to restore lost positions in all the traditional markets for the company, including Asia and America, with which difficulties arose last year.    To date, we have already resumed deliveries to the American market,” Nikitin said.
    “Volumes for 2019 for most customers, including Novelis, are already contracted, but if there is a need for an increase, our partners will contact us.    The same applies to customers in Japan.”
    Asked if a new contract with Glencore was coming after the expiry of their long-term contract in late 2018, Nikitin said: “Glencore is one of our big customers. We are in negotiating positions with all clientsz.”
NEW SMELTERS
    Rusal planned to keep its 2019 production and investments stable at 3.8 million tonnes and $900 million, respectively, Nikitin said.
    Last week, the company launched new production at its Boguchansk aluminum smelter in Siberia, doubling its annual capacity to 298,000 tonnes a year.    The company is currently considering a further increase in Boguchansk’s capacity, Nikitin said.
    Rusal is also constructing the Taishet aluminum smelter, which it expects to launch in late 2020 and is discussing attracting financing for it from Russian and foreign banks.
    Rusal is confident both Taishet and Boguchansk will find demand for their product.    It expects global demand for aluminum to grow by 3.7 percent to 68 million tonnes in 2019 and maintain the same pace of growth in 2020.
    Nikitin also said that there were no issues with Russia’s alumina supplies from the Mykolaiv (Nikolayev) plant in Ukraine.
    He, however, said he did not know whether negotiations to sell the plant to Glencore, which were halted due to U.S. sanctions, would resume.
    Rusal also plans to keep its 20 percent stake in Australia’s QAL and is in talks with Kazakh firm ERG on a new alumina supply contract, Nikitin said, adding that in general, Rusal does not consider selling any of its assets in the near future.
    Nikitin has been with Rusal for more than 25 years and was offered the CEO job in May by the board, a month after the U.S. sanctions against Rusal.
(Reporting by Anastasia Lyrchikova; writing by Polina Devitt; editing by Tom Balmforth and Emelia Sithole-Matarise)
[Look what happened to this company because of the Muellar witch hunt and think what will happen if we start a bitch hunt to invesitgate the FISA corruption to Hillary and the Clinton Foundation.].

4/1/2019 4/1/2019 Clapper: Obama ordered Russia probe by OAN Newsroom
    According to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former President Obama ordered an operation that led to the years-long Russia probe.
WE ALL NOW KNOW WHERE THE WITCH HUNT BEGAN SO IT IS TIME TO UNREDACT THE FISA WARRANT

4/1/2019 President Trump points out flaws in Democrats over Russian collusion by OAN Newsroom
    President Trump said Democrats and many others have gone back to the “pre-witch hunt” phase of their lives before the Mueller investigation.
    The president made the comment in a tweet Monday, adding, others are now pretending that Robert Mueller no longer exists since the “collusion delusion” is over.
    Trump tweet: “Now that the long awaited Mueller Report conclusions have been released, most Democrats and others have gone back to the pre-Witch Hunt phase of their lives before Collusion Delusion took over. Others are pretending that their former hero, Bob Mueller, no longer exists!
    Attorney General William Barr released the principal findings of the Mueller report last week, finding no evidence of Russian collusion.
    Since then, the president has sounded off on Democrats and the mainstream media for focusing on the Russian collusion narrative rather than his administration’s accomplishments.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday,
March 31, 2019, as they return from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

4/2/2019 US measles cases surpass all of 2018 by John Bacon, USA TODAY
    Almost 400 cases of the measles have been confirmed in 15 states this year as the disease nears record numbers since measles was declared eliminated almost two decades ago.
    The number of U.S. measles cases through the first three months of this year has surpassed the count for all of 2018, health officials say.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 387 measles cases have been confirmed from Jan. 1 to March 28, an increase of 73 cases last week.
    The surge has thrown a spotlight on the anti-vaccination movement.    Most people who contract measles have not been vaccinated, the CDC said, and measles are extremely contagious.
    The record total for one year since 2000 is 667 in 2014. There were 372 cases last year.
    Globally, measles is a major concern.    The World Health Organization describes the disease as a prominent cause of death among young children, despite the availability of an effective vaccine.
[The CDC is still not reporting where it is really coming from as well as in the next article.]

4/2/2019 Guatemala: Second child dead in US custody had flu, infection
    GUATEMALA CITY – An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S. border patrol on Christmas Eve died of the flu and a bacterial infection, authorities in the Central American nation said Monday.    Oscar Padilla, Guatemalan consul in Phoenix, Arizona, said that a report on the autopsy of Felipe Gomez Alonzo was delivered in recent days and had found he died from the infection and “complications from influenza B.”    The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator said the report has not been finalized.
4/2/2019 Ecuador’s president says Assange breached terms of London embassy asylum
FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the
Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
    QUITO (Reuters) – President Lenin Moreno of Ecuador told radio stations on Tuesday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has “repeatedly violated” the terms of his asylum in the Andean nation’s London embassy, where he has lived for nearly seven years.
    Moreno, interviewed by the Ecuadorean Radio Broadcasters’ Association, said Assange does not have the right to “hack private accounts or phones” and cannot intervene in the politics of other countries, especially those that have friendly relations with Ecuador.
    Attorneys for Assange did not respond to requests for comment.
    Moreno made the comments on Assange after private photographs of him and his family at a time years ago when they were living in Europe circulated on social media.    Although Moreno stopped short of explicitly blaming Assange for the leak, the government said it believed the photos were shared by WikiLeaks.
    “Mr. Assange has violated the agreement we reached with him and his legal counsel too many times,” Moreno said in the interview in the city of Guayaquil.    “It is not that he cannot speak and express himself freely, but he cannot lie, nor much less hack private accounts or phones.”
    Moreno did not say whether or not the government would take steps to remove Assange from the embassy.
    WikiLeaks said in an emailed statement that Moreno’s remarks were in retribution for WikiLeaks having reported on corruption accusations against Moreno, who denies wrongdoing.
    “If President Moreno wants to illegally terminate a refugee publisher’s asylum to cover up an offshore corruption scandal, history will not be kind,” WikiLeaks said.
    Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy in 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where authorities wanted to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation.
    That probe was later dropped, but Assange fears he could be extradited to face charges in the United States, where federal prosecutors are investigating WikiLeaks.
    Ecuador last year established new rules for Assange’s behavior while in the embassy, which required him to pay his medical bills and clean up after his pet cat.    He challenged the rules in local and international tribunals, arguing they violated his human rights. Both courts ruled against him.
    Last month, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which is linked to the Organization of American States, rejected Assange’s request that Ecuador ease the conditions it has imposed on his residence in the London embassy.
    Assange says Ecuador is seeking to end his asylum and is putting pressure on him by isolating him from visitors and spying on him.    Ecuador has said its treatment of Assange was in line with international law, but that his situation “cannot be extended indefinitely.”
(Reporting by Alexandra Valencia, Brian Ellsworth and Luc Cohen; Additional reporting by Mark Hosenball in Washington; editing by Grant McCool)

[THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS IN MY EARLIER WORK AND THIS INDIVIDUAL WAS THE PERSON THAT FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS SELECTED TO INVESTIGATE THE FISA SURVEILLANCE OF CARTER PAGE AND THE CLINTON FOUNDATION AND URANIUM ONE FOR 18 MONTHS HE HAS NOT DONE ONE THING TO PROMOTE THAT SO SOMEONE NEEDS TO LIGHT A FIRE UNDER HIM OR FIRE HIM FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.    BUT THEN AS YOU READ BELOW HE IS IN BED WITH OBAMA AND HILLARY GO FIGURE AND PROBABLY HAS BEEN COVERING IT ALL UP}.
    Obviously he is part of the conspiracy, as he has sit on it since and it was not until Mark Meadows started pushing it to the forefront again.    So why is he doing it again, so it will not go anywhere again?    Why are Senators letting the ‘Deepstate’ do this?
John W. Huber, an American lawyer who has served as the United States Attorney for the District of Utah since June 2015.    He was first nominated for the position by President Barack Obama in February 2015.    Huber offered his resignation in March 2017 at the request of the Trump administration.
    On August 3, 2017, he was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate to an additional four-year term as a U.S. Attorney.
    Huber was appointed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the FBI's surveillance of Carter Page and connections between the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One, starting in November 2017.
    Obviously he is part of the conspiricacy, as he has sit on it since then and it was Mark Meadows who is pushing it to the forefront again.
1/8/2019 Top Republicans demanding update on probe into FBI, Dept. of Justice surveillance abuse by OAN Newsroom
    Top House Republicans are demanding answers from an attorney, who’s looking into allegations of surveillance abuse at the Department of Justice and the FBI.
    On Monday, GOP lawmakers on two House committees sent a letter to U.S. attorney John Huber asking for an update on the nine-month probe regarding claims of abuse when the two agencies obtained warrants to spy on the Trump campaign.
U.S. Attorney John W. Huber speaks outside the federal courthouse Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Salt Lake City (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
    Republicans are saying during interviews with several former Department of Justice and FBI personnel, none of them mentioned having been contacted by Huber.
    That attorney is tasked with determining whether their accusations warrant an investigation.
    The committees’ own GOP-led probe wrapped-up last month, where they determined both the FBI and Department of Justice treated then-candidate Donald Trump unfairly.
[My comments: It’s about time someone forced the answers to that, and suspect the Democrats or DOJ, NSA and FBI are trying to delay it or cover it up.]

    SO TRUMP KNEW WHERE TO START TO CLEAR THE SWAMP!.
    There was this following event that occurred also.
Michael E. Horowitz, an American lawyer and government official, and served as the Inspector General of the United States Department of Justice.    Horowitz announced in January 2017 that the Inspector General's office would examine evidence related to "allegations of misconduct" regarding FBI Director James B. Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices and whether Justice Department employees leaked information improperly during the run-up to the 2016 United States presidential election.    In June 2018, Horowitz released his report, concluding that Peter Strzok and other FBI employees "brought discredit to themselves" and to the agency.    He found that Comey indulged in ad hoc decision-making, did not follow FBI procedures, and that he was not motivated by any political bias.
    Other sources claim that he wanted to audit Carlen's division, but Susan Yates, said "No!"
    And second, the former FBI head was also under investigation by the Department of Justice inspector general, as part of a larger investigation into FBI and DOJ conduct during the 2016 election.    In his final report, Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that McCabe “lacked candor because he inappropriately allowed two top officials to talk to journalists about the opening of an investigation into the Clinton Foundation and lied about doing so to investigators.
    After the inspector general’s report, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe in March, a little more than 26 hours before he planned to formally retire, denying him his pension.    McCabe also faults Rosenstein for not supporting him during the investigation.
    It’s therefore possible, though not terribly likely, that McCabe is embellishing facts as a way to get back at Trump.    After all, he kept contemporaneous notes about his discussions with the president and about what to do after Comey’s firing.
[SO MAYBE WE HAVE A CANDIDATE THAT THE NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR COULD UPGRADE TO A SPECIAL COUNCEL WITH A SPECIFIC TASK TO FIND THE CRIMINALS MENTIONED ABOVE.].

4/3/2019 Bruce & Nellie Ohr shared email access with Fusion GPS contractor by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Justice Department official Bruce Ohr arrives
for a closed hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
    Another day, another email scandal — this time involving the controversial Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr.
    According to new testimony, Ohr shared a joint email account with his wife Nellie.    In her testimony, Nellie admited she was occasionally in contact with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson using the account.
    This is not surprising since Nellie also worked for Fusion GPS, the company who financed the infamous dossier.    Her primary task was searching for connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.    However, critics are saying Bruce Ohr’s use of a shared email with his wife could not only have ethical issues, but have national security implications as well.
    So, this DOJ official, who’s wife works for Fusion GPS, is talking to Fusion GPS repeatedly, and Fusion GPS was paid for with secret money by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democrat National Committee — so, it’s scandal on top of scandal,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
    Republicans maintain there was wrongdoing at the Department of Justice as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    Senator Lindsey Graham recently suggested Attorney General William Barr may be preparing to look into the accusations.

4/3/2019 House GOP seeking transcripts to pursue potential perjury charges against Cohen by OAN Newsroom
    House Republicans are demanding the transcript of Michael Cohen’s closed-door testimony in order to pursue possible perjury charges.
    On Tuesday, Representatives Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows wrote a letter to House Intelligence chairman Adam Schiff.    They are demanding transcripts from Cohen’s appearances before the panel in February and March.
    The congressmen are calling for accountability for — what they say — were blatant lies told by the president’s former personal attorney.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., left, and Rep. Jim Jordan, the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s ranking member, discuss their
objections to House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and his investigation of people in Presidentz
Donald Trump’s administration who were granted security clearances despite “disqualifying issues” in their backgrounds, according to a
whistleblower, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Back in February, they sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department for false statements made by Cohen.    This includes his claim before the House Oversight Committee, claiming he never wanted to work in the White House.
    House Oversight Committee chairman Elijah Cummings said he disagrees with the characterization of lies in Cohen’s testimony.    Republicans are asking for the transcripts from Cohen’s testimony in front of other committees in hopes of changing his mind on the matter.

4/3/2019 House Judiciary Committee votes to subpoena unredacted Mueller report by OAN Newsroom
    The House Judiciary Committee has voted to subpoena the full unredacted Mueller report.    The committee approved a resolution to authorize subpoenaing the report in a 24-to-17 party-line vote early Wednesday.    It also authorizes a subpoena for all underlying evidence and documents used in the investigation.
    The measure gives chairman Jerry Nadler the authority to subpoena documents and testimony from individuals, who may have received documents from the White House related to the probe.
    Before the vote, ranking member Doug Collins called the subpoena’s “preemptive,” and pointed out their targets are already cooperating.    He also suggested the move seems like a counterintuitive way to conduct oversight.
House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., makes an objection to the resolution
by Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., left, to subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report, on
Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    “And as far as the attorney general’s gone, he said ‘I’m giving you the Mueller report…as I should under regulations’…but undoubtedly that’s not enough, undoubtedly that doesn’t make enough press releases,” stated Collins. Chairman Nadler said he will give Attorney General William Barr time to comply with the panel before issuing that subpoena.
[Good job Collins for telling the Democrats they are dreaming again and wasting tax payers money on frivolous actions and now they are going after their past future hero Special Councel who investigated and did not provide them what they wanted and now will throw him under the bus.]

4/3/2019 George Soros donated millions to anti-Trump research firm Fusion GPS by OAN Newsroom
    One of the biggest names behind the Fusion GPS report, which targeted President Trump, turns out to also be one of the most radical leftists in America today.
    One America’s Pearson Sharp has more on the “dark funding” behind the infamous Steele dossier.
George Soros seen above has his hands in the dossier for the FISA-warrant corruption
As seen above is proof of that charge.

4/4/2019 Manafort requests new ruling, denies WikiLeaks allegations by OAN Newsroom
    After a grueling two-year legal battle, the special counsel has shown they are interested in much more than Paul Manafort’s financial crimes.    They’re going after his integrity.
    The former Trump campaign chairman was recently sentenced to a total of 73-months.
    “Paul Manafort caught a break because he defied the law, he tampered with witnesses, he lied to prosecutors, he laundered money, evaded taxes,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal.
    Based on provided evidence from the Mueller investigation, U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson also ruled that Manafort lied about his interactions with a Russian intelligence officer.
    Manafort’s attorneys are now asking the judge to reconsider her ruling, claiming their client told the truth to the “best of his ability.”    They submitted a filing to the court on Wednesday, which they say proves their client did not intentionally lie.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. (Photo/Matt Rourke/AP)
    I feel very badly for Paul Manafort, and, you know, he worked for Ronald Reagan very successfully.    He worked for John McCain.    He worked for Bob Dole and many others for many years, and I feel badly for him.    I think it’s a very sad situation.” — President Donald Trump.
    Slashing the hopes of a presidential pardon, Judge Jackson dismissed the request and is content with the current evidence.    She said Mueller was sufficient in proving “one of several instances in which Manafort gave false testimony.”
    While the allegations were not formally pursued, questions have continued to swirl about Manafort’s role of a potential conspiracy and his business with the founder of WikiLeaks.
    Manafort issued a response from his Virginia jail cell, condemning The Guardian for publishing a false story and denying any involvement with the website that notoriously released thousands of Democrat Party emails in 2016.
[Now they are trying to blame Manafort with the Wikileaks issue based on: an article dated 1/19/2019 U.S. asked Ecuadorean officials about alleged Assange-Manafort meeting: source by Alexandra Valencia and Jose Llangari.    U.S. officials spoke with officials from Ecuador’s British embassy about an alleged meeting there between President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, an Ecuadorean government source said.    The Guardian newspaper reported the meeting in November, alleging the two met at least three times, including in 2016, just before WikiLeaks released damaging emails about Trump’s rival in the 2016 presidential elections, Hillary Clinton.    Manafort and Assange have both previously denied meeting each other at the embassy.    Part of Mueller’s probe has involved looking into whether Trump associates may have had advance notice before WikiLeaks published emails stolen by Russian hackers from Democratic computer networks to damage Clinton.    WikiLeaks called the Guardian’s story “indisputably fabricated” and said it was being used as a pretext for the United States to prosecute Assange.
    I THINK THIS IS ALL ABOUT GETTING INFORMATION TO HASSLE ROGER STONE WITH BUT IT IS ALL FAKE NEWS OF COURSE PART OF THE COLLUSION ILLUSION.].

4/5/2019 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may face arrest after years of fleeing by OAN Newsroom
    People have continued to gather outside London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, where Julian Assange was originally granted asylum seven-years ago.    However, what was once a safe haven has turned into a place of protest now that the Australian computer programmer has kicked up trouble with Ecuador.
    According to high-level sources, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno ordered the expulsion of Assange Tuesday as well as an arrest warrant in the case of his resistance.    The threats drifted in the wake of an INA paper leak, which links Moreno to money laundering and offshore accounts.    The timing of the scandal leads many to believe Assange is a ploy to distract the public from Moreno’s new reputation.
    “We know and it is public knowledge that president Moreno has lost control, all he does is attack and denigrate,” stated Ecuadorian Congressman Ronny Aleaga.
FILE – In this Friday May 19, 2017 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures as he speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorian
embassy, in London. A senior Ecuadorian official said no decision has been made to expel Julian Assange from the country’s London embassy
despite tweets from Wikileaks that sources had told it he could be kicked out within “hours to days.” A small group of
protesters and supporters gathered Thursday April 4, 2019 outside the embassy in London where Assange has resided for 12 years. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
    In the months leading up to the legal action, Assange was ordered to follow a “protocol” which forbid him from expressing his opinions, seeing visitors and accessing the internet.    Assange argued the strict rules were designed to coerce him out of asylum.
    “It’s not that he can’t speak his mind, it’s not that he can’t express himself freely, but he cannot lie, or worse, hack private accounts or private phones,” stated President Moreno.    “He cannot intervene in the politics of other countries, or worse, those of friendly countries.”
    Ecuador reportedly secured one billion dollars in loans as part of an agreement with the U.S. to resolve matters with the hacker.    If extradited to the U.S., Assange could face charges relating to his website’s publication of classified documents regarding the war in Afghanistan.

4/5/2019 U.N. torture expert urges Ecuador not to expel Assange from embassy
FILE PHOTO: A truck carrying a poster relating to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is driven away from the Ecuadorian embassy,
where Julian Assange is staying, in London, Britain April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
    GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations torture investigator called on Ecuador on Friday not to expel Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from its London embassy, voicing concern that he could be extradited to the United States and possibly face mistreatment.
    A British friend said Assange was “prepared” for expulsion from the building he has lived in for nearly seven years, after Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno said he had “repeatedly violated” the terms of his asylum.
    Moreno told radio stations on Tuesday that Assange did not have the right to “hack private accounts or phones” and could not intervene in the politics of other countries, especially those with friendly relations with Ecuador.
.     Moreno made the comments after private photographs of him and his family were circulated on social media.    Although Moreno stopped short of explicitly blaming Assange for the leak, the government said it believed the photos were shared by WikiLeaks.
    Nils Melzer, U.N. special rapporteur on torture, voiced concern that Assange’s health was in “serious decline” and that, if he were expelled, he was likely to be arrested by British authorities and extradited to the United States.
    “Such a response could expose him to a real risk of serious violations of his human rights, including his freedom of expression, his right to a fair trial and the prohibition of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” he said.
    “I therefore urge the Government of Ecuador to abstain from …ceasing or suspending his political asylum until such time as the full protection of his human rights can be guaranteed.”
    Vaughan Smith, who hosted Assange at his country mansion for a year during his failed legal battle against extradition, said after visiting the Australian inside the embassy that the situation was “very tense.”
    “Julian doesn’t know for sure but he’s pretty convinced that at any moment he could be thrown out and he’s prepared for it,” Smith told reporters.
INVESTIGATIONS
    Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy in 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where authorities wanted to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation.
    That investigation was later dropped, but Assange fears he could be extradited to face charges in the United States, where federal prosecutors are investigating WikiLeaks.
    In a separate statement also issued in Geneva on Friday, the U.N. special rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joe Cannataci, said that he planned to meet Assange on April 25 “after receiving assurances from the Government of Ecuador that it will facilitate his visit to the country’s embassy in London.”
    Cannataci said the meeting would help determine “if there exists a prima facie case of violation of privacy that warrants further investigation.”
    He was requesting further information from the Ecuadorean government on a complaint lodged by Moreno that his privacy had been violated by publication of illegally obtained personal data.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; additional reporting by Helena Williams in London; Editing by Andrew Heavens and John Stonestreet)
[Assange may have to go to Russia with Snowden to be safe until Trump can get an investigation going to find out where the corruption was that started all of this and resolve it and give them freedom from the "DEEPSTATE".].

4/6/2019 Attorney for Pres. Trump: IRS cannot release president’s tax returns by OAN Newsroom
    A lawyer for President Trump has bad news for congressional Democrats crusading to release the president’s tax returns.
In this April 2, 2019, photo, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., arrives for a
Democratic Caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington. Neal, whose committee has jurisdiction over all tax issues,
has formally requested President Donald Trump’s tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    In a letter Friday, William Consovoy said the IRS is forbidden from divulging tax information without a “legitimate legislative purpose.”    He also maintained that doing so would set a “dangerous legal precedent.”
    This, after House Ways and Means chair Richard Neal petitioned the IRS for six years worth of the president’s tax returns.    Consovoy called the move a “transparent effort” to harass a sitting president, simply out of dislike for his politics.
[Mr. Neal soon realized that would allow Trump to have the IRS send all of Congress members their tax returns so he can have the DOJ scan them for criminal activity.    So I bet they backed off of that idea then.    The bottom line is the IRS cannot send Trump's tax return to the Democrats under the guise of political harassment agenda.]

4/6/2019 Ecuador denies it will imminently expel Assange from embassy
Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hold placards as they stand
outside Ecuador's embassy in London, Britain April 6, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
    QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador’s government said late on Friday that it rejected reports that it would imminently expel Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from its London embassy, where he has lived in asylum for nearly seven years.
    Assange was “prepared” for expulsion from the building, a British friend of his said on Tuesday, after Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno said he had “repeatedly violated/i>” the terms of his asylum.hack private accounts or phones.”    WikiLeaks said Moreno’s remarks were in retribution for WikiLeaks having reported on corruption accusations against Moreno, who denies wrongdoing.
    In a statement, Ecuador’s foreign ministry denied it had reached an agreement with the British government to jail Assange if he left the embassy.
    Ecuador “categorically rejects the fake news that have circulated recently on social networks, many spread by an organization linked to Mr Julian Assange, about an imminent termination of the diplomatic asylum granted to him since 2012,” it said.
    The ministry said it reserved the right to terminate asylum when it considered it justified.
    “By releasing information that distorts the truth, (Assange) and his associates express once again their ingratitude and disrespect to Ecuador,” it said.
    Assange took refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where authorities wanted to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation.
    That probe was later dropped, but Assange fears he could be extradited to face charges in the United States, where federal prosecutors are investigating WikiLeaks.
    Ecuador last year established new rules for Assange’s behavior while in the embassy, which required him to pay his medical bills and clean up after his pet cat.    He challenged the rules in local and international tribunals, arguing they violated his human rights.    Both courts ruled against him.
    Last month, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which is linked to the Organization of American States, rejected Assange’s request that Ecuador ease the conditions it has imposed on his residence in the London embassy.
    Assange says Ecuador is seeking to end his asylum and is putting pressure on him by isolating him from visitors and spying on him.    Ecuador has said its treatment of Assange was in line with international law, but that his situation “cannot be extended indefinitely.”
(Reporting by Alexandra Valencia; Writing by Angus Berwick; Editing by David Gregorio)

    I found this at http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/nunes-to-send-eight-criminal-referrals-to-doj-concerning-leaks-conspiracy-amid-russia-probe/ar-BBVHG6G?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout
4/8/2019 Nunes to send eight criminal referrals to DOJ concerning leaks, conspiracy amid Russia probe by Gregg Re, Fox News
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    House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes exclusively told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" that he is preparing to send eight criminal referrals to the Department of Justice this week concerning alleged misconduct from "Watergate wannabes" during the Trump-Russia investigation, including the leaks of "highly classified material" and conspiracies to lie to Congress and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.
    The bombshell move comes as Republicans have pushed for the release of key documents to uncover the origins of the now-discredited narrative that the Trump campaign colluded improperly with the Russian government.    President Trump recently told Fox News he would release the entirety of FBI FISA applications to surveil one of his top aides, and other related documents.
    Nunes said he has been working on the referrals for more than two years, and wanted to wait until the confirmation of Attorney General Bill Barr.
    "We're prepared this week to notify the attorney general that we're prepared to send those referrals over," Nunes said.    "First of all, all of these are classified or sensitive. ... Five of them are what I would call straight up referrals -- so just referrals that name someone and name the specific crimes," Nunes told Maria Bartiromo.    "Those crimes are lying to Congress, misleading Congress, leaking classified information.    So five of them are those types."
    It was not immediately clear whom Nunes would specifically refer. Both Democrats and Republicans have said former Trump fixer Michael Cohen is likely to face new charges of lying to Congress in the wake of his recent explosive testimony, which seemed to contradict his previous statements on a variety of matters, including whether he had sought a job in the Trump White House.
    And House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., touched off a firestorm last August after claiming on Twitter that his office had "hard evidence" suggesting the FBI leaked information to the press and used the resulting articles to help obtain surveillance warrants.    The claim stemmed in part from FBI intelligence analyst Jonathan Moffa’s Friday testimony behind closed doors before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees.
© Yuri Gripas/REUTERSRep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)
at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
    Nunes added: "There are three [referrals] that I think are more complicated. ... So on the first one, is FISA abuse and other matters.    We believe there was a conspiracy to lie to the FISA court, mislead the FISA court by numerous individuals that all need to be investigated and looked at that, and we believe the [relevant] statute is the conspiracy statute.    The second conspiracy one is involving manipulation of intelligence that also could ensnarl many Americans."
    Nunes asserted that "we've had a lot of concerns with the way intelligence was used" during the Trump-Russia probe.
    Just nine days before the FBI applied for a FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page, then a Trump campaign aide, bureau officials were battling with a senior Justice Department official who had "continued concerns" about the "possible bias" of a source pivotal to the application, according to internal text messages obtained by Fox News in March.
    Redacted versions of FISA documents already released have revealed that the FBI extensively relied on documents produced by Christopher Steele, an anti-Trump British ex-spy working for a firm funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee (DNC), to surveil Trump aide Carter Page.    The FISA application did not clearly state that the firm was funded by the Clinton team and DNC.
    The leaked dossier, and related FBI surveillance, kickstarted a media frenzy on alleged Russia-Trump collusion that ended with a whimper last month, when it was revealed Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe concluded finding no evidence of such a conspiracy, despite several offers by Russians to help the Trump campaign.    Page was never charged with wrongdoing, and he is currently suing the DNC for defamation.
    DOJ guidelines preclude the FBI from omitting exculpatory evidence, or misrepresenting sources, in FISA applications.
    "The third is what I would call a global leak referral," Nunes said.    "So there are about a dozen highly sensitive classified information leaks that were given to only a few reporters over the last two-and-a-half-plus years.    So you know, we don't know if there's actually been any leak investigations that have been opened, but we do believe that we've got pretty good information and a pretty good idea of who could be behind these leaks."
    Nunes specifically named a series of known "horrific" leaks, including the leak of conversations between Trump and the leaders of Australia and Mexico, and the transcripts of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's calls.
    Nunes noted that the eight criminal referrals could involve more than eight people, and that a conspiracy referral could involve "a dozen, two dozen people."    He added that more referrals could be coming.
    "I think it's impossible to ignore," Nunes said.    "If the Mueller team was busting people for lying to the FBI -- there are some pretty simple times when people lied to Congress for the sole purpose of obstructing our investigation."
    News that the FBI had been secretly monitoring Flynn's communications with Russians broke in January in The Washington Post, and was sourced to anonymous "U.S. officials."    Flynn met with FBI officials shortly after the publication of that article, and eventually pleaded guilty to one charge of lying to investigators about whether he had spoken to Russia's ambassador concerning an upcoming U.N. resolution on Israel and the Obama administration's sanctions against Russia.
    Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr. told Fox News in January that "there’s a 99.9 percent chance [House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is] the guy” who leaked private testimony that he gave in 2017 before the House Intelligence Committee to discuss the Trump Tower meeting with a Russian who offered dirt on Hillary Clinton.
    “I came out of testimony 8 at night and CNN is running quotes from noon on about my testimony, you know, in the House Intelligence Committee,” Trump Jr. said.    “I mean, that has to say something about what is going on and who they are.    Since [Schiff has] never met a camera he didn’t love, I would bet a lot of money that it was him.”
    Federal prosecutors have impaneled a grand jury to investigate former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe following the IG's report alleging that McCabe approved a media disclosure to advance his personal interests.    McCabe was later fired for lying to investigators and former FBI Director James Comey about the leaks.
    And last year, text messages between FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page surfaced that referred to government employees "leaking like mad" in the runup to the Russia collusion probe.
    Strzok and Page exchanged numerous anti-Trump text messages when Strzok was a high-level investigator looking into both Clinton and the Trump campaign.    The DOJ Inspector General (IG) found that the texts violated policy and compromised the bureau's appearance of impartiality.
    “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take the risk.    It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok texted Page prior to Election Day.    Strzok also assured Page that Trump won't become president, because "we'll stop" it.
    "The American people have only seen the pieces that have been declassified so far," Nunes said.    "There's still more information.    This was their insurance policy.    A lot of people think the insurance policy was just the overall investigation of the Trump campaign.    It's actually much more conspiratorial than that.    There was exculpatory information."
[GO GET THEM NUNES AS ITS ABOUT TIME THAT HAPPENS SINCE YOU WERE THE ONE THAT BROUGHT THIS TO LIGHT IN THE FIRST PLACE.
    Although I fear that the DEEP STATE may still have their fingers on the information and may destroy all the evidence since they thought they would still be in power if their crime suceeded.    And I am glad you are going after Adam Schiff who has had his fingers in this all along to assist the cover up
.].

4/8/2019 AG Barr to testify at House budget hearing by OAN Newsroom
    Attorney General William Barr is set to testify before Congress about the Justice Department’s fiscal 2020 budget request.
    Barr will be pressed by members of the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday.    He’s also expected to answer questions about his summary of the Mueller investigation, which found no collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.
Attorney General William Barr arrives at the 2019 Prison Reform Summit and First Step Act Celebration in the
East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Also on Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing on nationalism in America.        Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens is scheduled to testify.    Owens has gained notoriety through her social media presence and her ‘Blexit’ movement, which looks to liberate African American voters from the Democrat Party.

4/8/2019 Ecuador reserves the right to investigate Assange: foreign minister
FILE PHOTO - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the
Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
    QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador reserves the right to conduct an investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for allegedly leaking information about President Lenin Moreno’s personal life, the foreign minister said on Monday.
    Assange, an Ecuadorian citizen, has lived in the country’s London embassy for nearly seven years.    Moreno has said Assange has violated the terms of his asylum, but that the country has no imminent plan to expel him from the embassy.
    The Ecuadorian government told the United Nations’ special rapporteur on the right to privacy last week that Wikileaks could be involved in the posting on social media of communications and photographs of Moreno and his family.
    “Ecuador reserves the right to conduct investigations,” foreign minister Jose Valencia told reporters.    “The state has the ability to assign and revise this diplomatic asylum; therefore we can conduct some investigations.”
    “We have reports that he possibly has access (to the internet).    This specifically determines the investigations that we will take forward,” Valencia said.
    The investigation will be independent from the one conducted by the UN’s rapporteur, who is set to visit Assange in London on April 25, according to Valencia.
    Assange says Ecuador is seeking to end his asylum, which began in 2012, by implicating him and Wikileaks in accusations of corruption leveled against Moreno and his family that have been shared on social media.
    Assange’s lawyer in Ecuador, Carlos Poveda, has asked Ecuador to clarify if it is planning to terminate Assange’s asylum.
    “That decision will be made between two options: continue asylum or revise the situation depending on the merits that may or may not exist,” Valencia said.
    Assange took refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where authorities wanted to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation.
    That probe was later dropped, but Assange fears he could be extradited to face charges in the United States, where federal prosecutors are investigating WikiLeaks.
    Ecuador last year established new rules for Assange’s behavior while in the embassy, requiring he pay his medical bills and clean up after his pet cat. He challenged the rules in local and international tribunals, arguing they violated his human rights. Both courts ruled against him.
    Last month, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which is linked to the Organization of American States, rejected Assange’s request that Ecuador ease the conditions it has imposed on his residence in the London embassy.
(Reporting by Alexandra Valencia; Writing by Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Dan Grebler)

4/8/2019 Judge lifts N.Y. county ban on unvaccinated children by OAN Newsroom
    A ban preventing unvaccinated children from going to public places in one New York county has been overturned.
    On Friday, a judge ruled that children in Rockland County who had not received their measles, mumps and rubella vaccine could go out in public again.    This was part of a countywide effort to tackle a measles outbreak that has spread to at least 150 people.
    Rockland County had planned on banning any unvaccinated person under 18 from going to public spaces for a month or until they received a vaccine.    Parents could have also been prosecuted for not vaccinating their children.
FILE – In this March 27, 2019 file photo, signs advertising free measles vaccines and information about measles
are displayed at the Rockland County Health Department, in Pomona, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
    “We owe this to the residents of this great county, so we never ever have to go through this again,” said Rockland County executive Ed Day.    “We must do everything in our power to end this outbreak and protect the health of those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and that of children too young to be vaccinated.”
    New York is one of several states that allows parents to opt out of vaccinating their children for personal or religious reasons, but lawmakers recently proposed a bill to close this loophole.

WELL THE CDC STILL WILL NOT ADMIT THAT THE MEASLE OUTBREAK IS FROM EXCESSIVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE BRINGING IT INTO THE U.S.
NOTICE THE STATES NOT ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER AND SPECIFICALLY NEW MEXICO HAS A WALL TO KEEP THEM OUT ARE DISEASE FREE
WHERE ARE THE SANCTUARY CITIES: California, Colorado, Illinois, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa so I rest my case
.
4/9/2019 Measles cases rocket toward record levels by John Bacon, USA TODAY
Sanctuary Cities in the U.S.A. and notice how close it matches up to measle outbreaks
    The number of measles cases recorded across the U.S. rose by almost 100 last week as the annual total continued its march toward record levels, federal health officials reported Monday.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 465 cases have been confirmed in 19 states so far this year, the second-highest total since measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. almost two decades ago.    The numbers are up sharply from even a week ago, when the total number of cases stood at 387 in 15 states. There were 372 cases last year. The highest total since 2000 was 667 in 2014.     The surge has been fueled in part by the anti-vaccination movement; most people who contract measles have not been vaccinated, the CDC said.
    Most of the U.S. cases this year involve 17 “outbreaks” – defined as three or more localized cases – including some underway now in New York, New Jersey, Washington, California and Michigan, the CDC said.
    The outbreaks are linked to travelers who brought measles back from other countries, the CDC said.

4/9/2019 Measles cases swell by nearly 100 - Increase over just 1 week is a ‘kick in the butt’ by John Bacon, USA TODAY
    The number of measles cases recorded across the USA rose by almost 100 last week as the annual total continued its march toward record levels, federal health officials reported Monday.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 465 cases have been confirmed in 19 states this year, the second-highest total since measles was declared eliminated in the USA almost two decades ago.
    The numbers are up sharply from just a week ago, when the total number of cases stood at 387 in 15 states.    There were 372 cases last year; the highest to- tal since 2000 was 667 in 2014.
    The surge has been fueled in part by the anti-vaccination movement – most people who contract measles have not been vaccinated, the CDC said.    If one person has the disease, up to 90% of the people close to that person will become infected if they are not immune, the CDC warned.
    Ogbonnaya Omenka, an assistant professor at Butler University who has a doctorate in public health, said the increase is alarming but won’t necessarily continue.    “The numbers serve as a kick in the butt that says, hey, we probably should start paying attention to vaccination again,” he told USA TODAY.    “One of the most challenging aspects of public health is balancing between individual liberty, for people who don’t want the vaccine for whatever reason, and what is best for everyone.”    Most of the cases this year involve 17 outbreaks – defined as three or more localized cases – including some now happening in New York, New Jersey, Washington, California and Michigan, the CDC said.    The outbreaks are linked to travelers who brought measles back from countries including Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines, the CDC said.
    Three outbreaks in New York state, New York City and New Jersey contributed to most of the cases.    They occurred primarily among unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities, the CDC said.    New York legislators have proposed a bill that would end religious and all other nonmedical exemptions to vaccinations for school-age children.
    “The religious communities that I’ve spoken to in no way prevent people from getting vaccinated,” New York state Sen. David Carlucci said.    “This (bill) would take any of that misconception out of the puzzle.”
    Only California, Mississippi and West Virginia have such laws.
    Common measles symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and a rash that can spread across the body.    A very small number of those infected develop pneumonia, swelling of the brain or other serious symptoms.    Measles also can cause pregnant women to deliver prematurely.
    The World Health Organization described the disease as a prominent cause of death among children, despite the availability of a vaccine.    More than 110,000 people, most of them children, died of measles worldwide in 2017.
    The last measles death on record in the USA was in 2015.
Contributing: Rochel Leah Goldblatt, Robert Brum and Deena Yellin, Rockland/ Westchester Journal News.

4/9/2019 AG William Barr testifies to House Appropriations subcommittee by OAN Newsroom
    Attorney General William Barr recently testified before the House Appropriations subcommittee regarding the Department of Justice’s 2020 budget.
    On Tuesday, Barr laid out what the Justice Department needs for law enforcement across the country, but he was mostly grilled on the Mueller report and his summary of the special counsel’s findings.
    The attorney general said a redacted Mueller report would be released within a week, and the special counsel team did not play a role in drafting his letter to Congress.
    “And so, I think that from my standpoint, within a week I will be in a position to release the report to the public, and then I will engage with the chairman of both Judiciary Committees about that report and about any further requests that they have,” he stated.
In his first appearance on Capitol Hill since taking office, and amid intense speculation over his review
of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, Attorney General William Barr appears before a
House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Barr said he gave the Mueller team a chance to review his summary of the Mueller report, but they declined.     He added, he is also looking into “conduct of the investigation,” and said the inspector general is investigating the FISA process.
[The only one who asked Appropriations was Rep Sen. Graham as the Democrats tried to push their question agenda on the Mueller report only in their obsession.].

4/9/2019 Nunes files $150M suit on McClatchy, claims conspiracy by reporter & operative by OAN Newsroom
    Republican Congressman Devin Nunes is filing a $150 million lawsuit against The McClatchy Company, alleging a massive political conspiracy.
    The filing in a Virginia state court Monday claims one of the news agency’s reporters — Mackenzie Mays — conspired with political operative Liz Mair.
FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2018 file photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., a close ally
of President Donald Trump, arrives at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
    Nunes claims their goal was to derail his oversight work into the Clinton campaign and alleged Russian interference.
    The duo reportedly conspired to spread a variety of misleading smear campaigns, including one saying Nunes was involved with cocaine and underage prostitutes.
    Nunes said the defendants abandoned their role as journalists for political and financial gain.

4/9/2019 FBI: Comey considered witness by Mueller, memos were of interest to special counsel by OAN Newsroom
    New documents are shedding light on former FBI Director James Comey’s role in the Mueller probe.
    According to information turned over by the FBI on Monday, Comey was considered a witness in the special counsel’s investigation and his memos were of interest to Mueller.
    Despite several FOIA requests, the FBI is refusing to make the Comey memos public.    Those notes detail Comey’s meetings with President Trump before he was fired.
    The Department of Justice has said the memos contain sensitive information that may hurt the department if made public.
James Comey is pictured. | AP Photo

4/10/2019 ‘Fake science’ blamed for outbreak - Measles emergency declared in Brooklyn by John Bacon, USA TODAY
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency Tuesday for parts of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section following a measles outbreak affecting the Orthodox Jewish community fueled by a growing movement against vaccinations.
    Unvaccinated people living in designated ZIP codes who may have been exposed to measles will be required to receive the vaccine to protect others from the outbreak, the mayor said.
    Measles is highly contagious, but the vaccination is considered 97% effective, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    “There’s no question that vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving,” de Blasio said.    “The bottom line is to recognize that this is something that has become even more urgent.”
    Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot said the outbreak was being “driven by a small group of anti-vaxxers” in the targeted neighborhoods.
    “They have been spreading dangerous misinformation based on fake science,” he said.
    The outbreak began in October, but many of these new cases were confirmed in the past two months.    The vast majority of cases are children under 18 – and most of these measles cases were unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated people, health officials said.
    Members of the City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will check the vaccination records of people who may have been in contact with infected patients.    Those who have not received the vaccine or do not have evidence of immunity may be given a violation and could be fined $1,000, the mayor said.
    Barbot is concerned about measles outbreaks spreading as people travel for Passover, which begins in less than two weeks.
    “We’ve seen a large increase in the number of people vaccinated in these neighborhoods, but as Passover approaches, we need to do all we can to ensure more people get the vaccine,” Barbot said.    Measles was introduced into the community by someone who picked up the disease in Israel, which is dealing with its own outbreak, health officials said.
    The primary symptoms from the disease include fever, runny nose, cough and a rash that can spread across the entire body. People who are immunocompromised can develop pneumonia, swelling of the brain or other serious symptoms.    Measles can cause men to become sterile and pregnant women to deliver prematurely.
    Ogbonnaya Omenka, an assistant professor at Butler University who has a doctorate in public health, says the New York outbreak shows that people shouldn’t believe they are safe without a vaccination because almost everyone else around them was vaccinated.
    “Herd immunity can only carry a community so far,” he said.
    The CDC said Monday that 465 cases have been confirmed in 19 states in 2019, the second-highest total since measles was declared eliminated in the USA almost two decades ago.
    “Herd immunity can only carry a community so far.” Ogbonnaya Omenka, Assistant professor at Butler University.
Steve Sierzega receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in Pomona, N.Y. SETH WENIG/AP

4/10/2019 WikiLeaks says Julian Assange is being spied on in Ecuadorean embassy by Andrew MacAskill
FILE PHOTO: Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange demonstrate in front of presidential palace regarding
his Ecuadorian citizenship, in Quito, Ecuador, October 31, 2018, REUTERS/Daniel Tapia/File Photo
    LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been the subject of a sophisticated spying operation in the Ecuadorean embassy where he has been holed up since 2012, the group said on Wednesday.
    “Wikileaks has uncovered an extensive spying operation against Julian Assange within the Ecuadorean embassy,” Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief said, adding that Assange’s “eviction” from the embassy could happen at any time.
    Hrafnsson did not immediately give evidence for his claims.    Reuters was unable to independently verify the allegations.
    Assange’s relations with his hosts have chilled since Ecuador accused him of leaking information about President Lenin Moreno’s personal life.    Moreno has said Assange has violated the terms of his asylum.
    To some, Assange is a hero for exposing what supporters cast as abuse of power by modern states and for championing free speech.    But to others, he is a dangerous rebel who has undermined the security of the United States.
    “We know that there was a request to hand over visitors’ logs from the embassy and video recordings from within the security cameras in the embassy,” Hrafnsson told reporters, adding that he assumed the information had been handed over to the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.
    Assange took refuge in the embassy to avoid being extradited to Sweden where authorities wanted to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation.    That probe was later dropped but WikiLeaks fears the United States wants to prosecute him.
    WikiLeaks angered Washington by publishing hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables that laid bare often highly critical U.S. appraisals of world leaders from Russian President Vladimir Putin to members of the Saudi royal family.
    Assange made international headlines in early 2010 when WikiLeaks published a classified U.S. military video showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters that killed a dozen people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news staff.
    Later that year, the group released over 90,000 secret documents detailing the U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan, followed by almost 400,000 internal U.S. military reports detailing operations in Iraq.
    More than 250,000 classified cables from U.S. embassies followed, then almost 3 million dating back to 1973.
(Writing by Kate Holton and Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison)

4/10/2019 WikiLeaks: Ecuadorian Embassy spied on Julian Assange by OAN Newsroom
    According to WikiLeaks, the organization’s founder — Julian Assange — has been the target of intense surveillance during his time at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
    During a press conference Wednesday, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson said the spying included audio, video and voice recordings.    He compared the situation to a “Truman Show”-type of existence, and said it was part of an effort to pressure Assange into leaving the embassy.
From left, Fidel Narvaez, former consul of Ecuador to London and Kristinn Hrafnsson, Editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks and
and barrister Jennifer Robinson take part in a press briefing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Doughty Street Chambers,
in London, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Assange hasn’t left the Ecuadorian embassy since August 2012. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP)
    “It entails a total invasion of privacy of Mr. Assange and what we have established is that security cameras were used to monitor his every move, his every meeting with visitors,” stated Hrafnsson.
    Some of the surveillance equipment is said to have been installed in the past year, following the election of a new government in Ecuador.
    Spanish authorities are continuing to investigate the situation.

4/11/2019 Frail-looking Assange arrested by British police after seven years in Ecuador embassy by Costas Pitas and Kate Holton
FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy
in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo
    LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy on Thursday after his South American hosts abruptly revoked his seven-year asylum in a move his supporters said was illegal.
    An agitated, frail-looking Assange with white hair and a white beard was carried out of the embassy by at least seven men to a waiting police van.
    “Julian Assange, 47, has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador,” police said.
    Police said they arrested Assange after being “invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorean government’s withdrawal of asylum.”
    The arrest marks the end of one of the most peculiar turns of Assange’s tumultuous life, though his supporters said Ecuador’s termination of his asylum was illegal and feared that Assange would end up in the United States.
    To some, Assange is a hero for exposing what supporters cast as abuse of power by modern states and for championing free speech.    But to others, he is a dangerous rebel who has undermined the security of the United States.
    WikiLeaks angered Washington by publishing hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables that laid bare often highly critical U.S. appraisals of world leaders, from Russian President Vladimir Putin to members of the Saudi royal family.
    Assange made international headlines in early 2010 when WikiLeaks published a classified U.S. military video showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters in Baghdad that killed a dozen people, including two Reuters news staff.
    In 2012 he took refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy, behind the luxury department store Harrods, to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where authorities wanted to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation.
    Sweden dropped that investigation in 2017, but Assange was arrested on Thursday for breaking the rules of his original bail in London.    A Swedish lawyer representing the alleged rape victim said on Thursday she would push to have prosecutors reopen the investigation.
HERO OR VILLAIN?
    Assange’s relationship with his hosts collapsed after Ecuador accused him of leaking information about President Lenin Moreno’s personal life.    Moreno had previously said Assange had violated the terms of his asylum.
    Moreno said on Thursday that Assange’s diplomatic asylum status had been canceled for repeated violation of conventions.
    He said he had asked Britain to guarantee that Assange would not be extradited to a country where he could face torture or the death penalty.
    “The British government has confirmed it in writing, in accordance with its own rules,” Moreno said.    “The asylum of Mr Assange is unsustainable and no longer viable.”
    Britain said no man was above the law.
    “Julian Assange is no hero, he has hidden from the truth for years and years,” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said.
    “It’s not so much Julian Assange being held hostage in the Ecuadorean embassy, it’s actually Julian Assange holding the Ecuadorean embassy hostage in a situation that was absolutely intolerable for them.”
    Assange was taken into custody at a central London police station and will be brought before Westminster Magistrates’ Court later.
    Junior foreign minister Alan Duncan confirmed that Britain would not extradite Assange to the United States if he were to face the possibility of the death penalty there.
    WikiLeaks said Ecuador had illegally terminated Assange’s political asylum in violation of international law.
    Supporters of Assange had argued that living in the cramped conditions without access to sunlight had damaged his health.
    Sweden closed its preliminary investigation into a suspected rape in 2017 as there was “no reason to believe that the decision to hand him (Assange) over to Sweden could be implemented within a reasonable time frame."
    But then Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny said at the time that the probe could be reopened should the situation change.
    “If he at a later time were to make himself available, I can decide to immediately resume the preliminary investigation,” Ny, who has since retired, said in a 2017 statement.
    The statute of limitations for rape in Sweden is 10 years, unless it is deemed to be aggravated, in which case the ability to prosecute runs for longer.
    The Swedish Prosecution Authority had no immediate comment on Thursday regarding the news of Assange’s arrest or whether a probe could be reopened.
(Writing by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

4/11/2019 President Trump touts attorney general’s claim of spying on 2016 Trump campaign by OAN Newsroom
    President Trump is supporting the attorney general’s belief of spying on the Trump campaign from the highest levels of the Obama administration.
    In the Oval Office on Thursday, the president was asked about William Barr’s congressional testimony this week on whether there was unlawful surveillance of his presidential campaign.
    President Trump said he was pleased with Barr’s statement, saying it was absolutely true.
President Donald Trump walks out of the White House to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in
and his wife Kim Jung-sook, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    “There was absolutely spying into my campaign — I’ll go a step further, in my opinion it was illegal spying, unprecedented spying, and something that should never be allowed to happen in our country again,” stated the president.    “And I think his answer was actually a very accurate one, and a lot of people saw that…hard to believe it could have happened, but it did.”
    According to reports, Barr is currently looking into the Department of Justice’s motivation into why it began the Russia investigation in the first place.

4/11/2019 WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested by OAN Newsroom
    WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London.    He was taken into custody Thursday from the Ecuadorian Embassy, where he has sought asylum for the past seven-years.
    Authorities were invited into the building by the Ecuadorian ambassador after the government decided to revoke Assange’s asylum, following weeks of speculation.
    The Department of Justice is now slapping Assange with computer conspiracy charges.    A federal court issued the charges after Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy by British authorities on behalf of the U.S.
Police carry WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London after he was arrested by officers
from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody Thursday April 11, 2019. . (@DailyDOOH/PA via AP)
    He is facing one charge of “conspiracy” for allegedly hacking a classified U.S. government computer in 2010 with accomplice Chelsea Manning, who already spent seven-years in prison for her crimes.
    The indictment makes no mention of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Julian Assange gestures as he arrives at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, after the WikiLeaks founder was arrested by
officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody Thursday April 11, 2019. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

4/11/2019 Julian Assange’s arrest draws fierce international reaction by OAN Newsroom
    News of Julian Assange’s arrest has drawn responses from numerous people around the globe.
    This includes Edward Snowden.    The former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, charged with leaking highly classified information, said Assange’s arrest is a “dark moment for press freedom” that will end up in the history books.
    Edward Snowden: “Images of Ecuador's ambassador inviting the UK's secret police into the embassy to drag a publisher of--like it or not--award-winning journalism out of the building are going to end up in the history books.    Assange's critics may cheer, but this is a dark moment for press freedom.”
    On the other side, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt thanked the Ecuadorian government for their cooperation with the arrest of Assange.
    “No one is above the law, Julian Assange is no hero,” stated Hunt.    “He has hidden from the truth for years and years, and it is right that his future should be decided in the British judicial system.”
    Back in Washington, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin celebrated the arrest, and said he wants Assange extradited back to the U.S.
    “It will be really good to get him back on United States soil,” said the West Virginia lawmaker.    “He is our property, and we can get the facts and the truth from him.”
    Meanwhile, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson called the arrest political persecution for doing journalism.
Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor of WikiLeaks, center right, and barrister Jennifer Robinson speak to the media outside
Westminster magistrates court where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was appearing in London, Thursday, April 11, 2019.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was forcibly bundled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and into a waiting British
police van on Thursday, setting up a potential court battle over attempts to extradite him to the U.S. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
    “The U.K. government must declare that they will never, ever extradite a journalist from the United Kingdom to the United States for doing journalism,” he stated.    “If this goes forward, no journalist anywhere in the world will be safe from extradition to the United States from doing his job or even to another country, so this must stop.”
    Assange has been in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012.

4/11/2019 Attorney Michael Avenatti faces new criminal charges in Calif. by OAN Newsroom
    Federal prosecutors are set to file new criminal charges against Michael Avenatti in California, marking yet another legal blow for the embattled attorney.
    During a press conference Thursday, officials announced a 36-count indictment reportedly filed by the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service.
    Following the announcement, Avenatti tweeted that he remains “confident that justice will be done.”For 20 years, I have represented Davids vs. Goliaths and relied on due process and our system of justice.    Along the way, I have made many powerful enemies.    I am entitled to a FULL presumption of innocence and am confident that justice will be done once ALL of the facts are known.” — Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 11, 2019.
    This comes after the 48-year-old was charged this week for filing false tax returns to secure four million dollars loans and withholding millions from a client.
    Avenatti has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.    He is set to be arraigned at the end of this month.
FILE – In this April 1, 2019 file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in
Santa Ana, Calif. An indictment filed against Avenatti, Wednesday, April 10, alleges he stole millions of dollars from
clients, didn’t pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
[This is hilarious since it is true that what goes around comes around in that this lawyer was all over the news claiming Kavanaugh and Trump were guilty of crimes without due process so he is getting the same back from the same "fake news" media that he exploited.].

4/11/2019 Assange hacking charge limits free speech defense: legal experts by Jan Wolfe and Nathan Layne
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen as he leaves a police station in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
    (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has portrayed himself as a champion of a free press, but the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to charge him with conspiring to hack government computers limits his ability to mount a vigorous free speech defense, some legal experts said.
    The charge unsealed in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia on Thursday said that in 2010 Assange agreed to help Chelsea Manning, a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst then known as Bradley Manning, crack a password to a U.S. government network.
    At the time, Manning had already given WikiLeaks classified information about U.S. war activities in both Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as Guantanamo Bay detainees, prosecutors said.    The scheme would have allowed Manning to log in to the network anonymously and avoid detection, the indictment said.
    Robert Chesney, a professor of national security law at the University of Texas, said that the case did not implicate free speech rights because it turned on the idea that Assange tried to hack a password.
    “The charge is extremely narrow and that’s by design,” said Chesney.
    U.S. prosecutors could still add charges against Assange, legal experts said.
    The indictment, which was made secretly last year and released on Thursday, does not charge Assange for publishing classified material.    WikiLeaks released the classified war information on its website in 2010 and 2011.
    There is no mention in the indictment of WikiLeaks’ publication of emails damaging to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that U.S. intelligence agencies have said were stolen by Russia in a bid to boost Republican Donald Trump’s candidacy.
    British police carried Assange out of Ecuador’s embassy in London on Thursday after his seven-year asylum there was revoked.    The U.S. Department of Justice said Assange, 47, was arrested under an extradition treaty between the United States and Britain.
    Barry Pollack, a lawyer for Assange, suggested in a statement that the indictment could chill press freedom, saying journalists should be “deeply troubled” by the “unprecedented” charges.
    “While the indictment against Julian Assange disclosed today charges a conspiracy to commit computer crimes, the factual allegations against Mr. Assange boil down to encouraging a source to provide him information and taking efforts to protect the identity of that source,” Pollack said.
    Assange has long said WikiLeaks is a journalistic endeavor protected by freedom of the press laws.    In 2017, a U.K. tribunal recognized WikiLeaks as a “media organization.”
The Justice Department debated for years whether prosecuting Assange and WikiLeaks would encroach on First Amendment protections, according to former officials.
    The department under President Barack Obama made a conscious decision not to bring charges against Assange on the grounds that WikiLeaks’ activities were too similar to what conventional journalists do, the former officials said.
    The charge against Assange of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion minimized concerns that freedom of the press would be undermined and made it more difficult for him to argue that his free speech rights were at stake, some legal experts said.
    “A lot of the broader legal and policy implications have been alleviated by how narrowly tailored this indictment is,” said Bradley Moss, a national security lawyer in Washington who represents whistleblowers and journalists.
    Free speech advocates had worried that Assange would be prosecuted for publishing classified information he obtained from Manning in violation of the Espionage Act.
    It is not unusual for journalists to publish classified material they obtain from sources and such a prosecution against Assange would have raised concerns that reporters could face similar charges, according to Steve Vladeck, a professor of national security law at the University of Texas.
    Assange is likely to argue that the conspiracy charge was a pretext and the government really is prosecuting him for the publication of classified documents, lawyers not involved in the case said.
    David Miller, a former federal prosecutor in New York and Virginia, said Assange’s defense would likely face “an uphill battle” assuming the government’s proof of communications and contacts with Manning is strong.
    Prosecutors will emphasize that cracking a password is far outside the realm of what respectable journalists do, Chesney at the University of Texas said.
    “All of this turns on the idea that Assange tries to hack a password,” Chesney said.    “That’s not journalism, that’s theft.”
    Manning was convicted by court martial in 2013 of espionage and other offenses for furnishing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks.    Obama, in his last days in office, commuted the final 28 years of Manning’s 35-year sentence.
(Reporting by Jan Wolfe and Nathan Layne; additional reporting by Mark Hosenball and Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Noeleen Walder and Grant McCool)

4/12/2019 From skateboards to spying, Assange arrest followed drawn-out dispute with Ecuador by Alexandra Valencia and Mark Hosenball
Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno explains in a tweeted video why his country revoked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's
asylum, in Quito, Ecuador April 11, 2019 in this still image taken from video. @lenin/via REUTERS
    QUITO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ecuador’s decision to abruptly end Julian Assange’s seven-year asylum in its London embassy on Thursday followed a long deterioration in relations, driven in part by suspicions he was secretly fuelling corruption allegations against President Lenin Moreno.
    British police on Thursday arrested the WikiLeaks founder, who sought asylum in the Andean nation’s diplomatic mission during the government of former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa – who saw Assange as a hero for leaking secret U.S. documents.
    By contrast, Moreno took a dim view of Assange when he took office in 2017, ordering the Australian hacker to cut back his online political commentary, stop riding his skateboard in the halls of the embassy and clean up after his pet cat.
    Moreno’s government accused WikiLeaks of being behind an anonymous website that said Moreno’s brother had created offshore companies that his family used to fund a luxurious lifestyle in Europe while Moreno was a delegate to a U.N. agency.
    Moreno denies wrongdoing.
    The leaked materials, dubbed the “INA Papers,” contained private photographs of Moreno and his family.    After the release of the materials, Moreno said that Assange had no right to “hack private accounts and phones,” without directly accusing him.
    WikiLeaks tweeted about the reports but, in messages and statements to Reuters, strongly denied that Assange was responsible for the leaks or had anything to do with their initial publication.
EMBASSY BEHAVIOR
    Ecuadorean government figures on Thursday publicly described what they called Assange’s unacceptable and ungrateful behavior in the embassy.    The government said it had spent $6.2 million on his upkeep and security between 2012 and 2018.
    Foreign Minister Jose Valencia said Assange had been using a mobile phone that was not registered with the embassy and had warned the ambassador in January that he had installed panic buttons that he would activate if he considered his life at risk.
    “It’s strange that Mr. Assange has insisted on being the victim,” Valencia told Ecuador’s National Assembly.
    The interior minister, Maria Paula Romo, told reporters on Thursday that Assange had been “allowed to do things like put feces on the walls of the embassy and other behaviors of that nature.”
    Valencia told the congress that embassy cleaning staff described “improper hygienic conduct” throughout Assange’s stay, adding that a lawyer representing Assange had attributed the issue to “stomach problems.”
    Lawyers for Assange did not respond to requests for comment.    Vaughan Smith, a friend and founder of London’s press Frontline Club who visited Assange late last week, told Reuters he believed the feces allegation was false.
    “Julian has been under stress but seemed in a balanced frame of mind every time I have seen him.    It doesn’t seem in character,” Smith said.
STAFFING CHANGE
    Friends of Assange who visited him inside the embassy over the last several months say that since Moreno became president, almost the entire embassy staff was replaced.
    The foreign ministry named a new ambassador after Moreno took office and fired one official, Fidel Narvaez, seen as close to Assange.
    While embassy staffers were friendly to Assange during Correa’s presidency, Moreno’s new diplomats were polite to visitors but hostile to Assange, his friends said.
    In early February, according to Ecuadorean government memos released by Assange’s supporters, Ecuador complained to Assange that he had deliberately pointed a studio lamp at a security camera the embassy had installed in a room where Assange was receiving visitors.
    Later that month, the ambassador sent Assange a memo complaining that he had “shown once again an unacceptable behavior” by playing a radio loudly while meeting visitors.    “This action disturbed the work being carried out by the embassy,” the ambassador said.
    Assange had taken refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault investigation that was later dropped.
    U.S. officials announced after his arrest on Thursday that he had been charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, paving the way for his extradition.
    Correa, in an interview with Reuters in Brussels, said Moreno had given Assange “to his executioners.”
    Asked whether he had worked with Wikileaks to leak the INA documents, he did not directly respond.    He said the documents showed the “rottenness” within Moreno’s family.
    “I apologize on behalf of the Ecuadorean people.    A government like that – such a treacherous, treacherous president – does not represent us,” Correa said.
    Valencia declined to comment on criticisms of Moreno.
    Correa is embroiled in a legal battle with prosecutors pursuing a case involving the kidnapping in 2012 of an opposition lawmaker.    An court in Ecuador last year ordered him to be imprisoned pending a trial and issued an international arrest warrant.    Correa denies the charge.
(Reporting by Alexandria Valencia in Quito and Mark Hosenball in Washington, Additional reporting by Bart Biesemans in Brussels and Carlos Vargas and Helen Murphy in Bogota; Writing by Angus Berwick and Brian Ellsworth; Editing by Daniel Flynn and Rosalba O’Brien)

4/12/2019 After years of giving refuge, Ecuador suspends Assange’s citizenship by Alexandra Valencia
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen after was arrested by British police, outside
Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
    QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador has suspended Julian Assange’s citizenship and accused him and people connected to his WikiLeaks group of collaborating in attempts to destabilize the Andean nation’s government, after years of offering him shelter.
    A bearded and frail-looking Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday after Ecuador terminated his asylum at its London embassy, where he had lived since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault investigation.
    Assange’s Ecuadorean citizenship was suspended on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Jose Valencia told reporters.
    To some, Australian-born Assange is a hero for exposing what supporters cast as abuse of power and for championing free speech.    To others, he is a dangerous figure who has undermined the security of the United States and has too many ties to Russia.
    WikiLeaks angered Washington by publishing hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables that laid bare often highly critical U.S. appraisals of world leaders, from Russian President Vladimir Putin to members of the Saudi royal family.
    Assange’s lawyer in Quito, Carlos Poveda, told reporters asylum was terminated in reprisal for corruption allegations against President Lenin Moreno and that his life will be in danger if he is extradited to the United States.
    Assange was offered refuge in 2012 by Ecuador’s then-president Rafael Correa, but his relationship with Ecuador has soured under Moreno, who has said Assange violated the terms of his asylum.
    Assange received Ecuadorean citizenship in January 2018.
    Moreno was angered after years-old private photographs of him and his family taken when they lived in Europe circulated on social media.    His government said it believed the photos were shared by WikiLeaks.
    Ecuador was not aware of any active extradition requests for Assange before it terminated his asylum, Valencia told the national assembly.
    “At the time the decision to finalize his asylum was made, there was only a case in the United Kingdom for violating the conditions of his bail in 2012,” Valencia told lawmakers.
    U.S. prosecutors unsealed an indictment against Assange on Thursday, accusing him of conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to a government computer as part of one of the largest compromises of classified information in U.S. history.
    Assange faces up to five years in prison on the American charge, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.
    Assange and WikiLeaks have intervened in Ecuadorean affairs, Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo told reporters in Quito, and at least one Russian hacker involved with the organization is living in the country.
    She would not confirm whether the hacker was involved in the creation of web pages that accuse Moreno of corruption, but said they had participated in the creation of a page later spread by WikiLeaks.
    “We hope it will be the Ecuadorean justice system which will confirm the exact relationship,” Romo said.
    Romo on Thursday night said Ecuador had detained a person “very close” to WikiLeaks who is associated with former Ecuadorean foreign minister Ricardo Patino.
    “(The person) was detained this afternoon while attempting to travel to Japan,” said Romo, without providing the person’s name or nationality.
    Earlier she had said that Patino, who was serving under Correa when Assange was granted asylum, was seeking to destabilize the government.
    Patino denied the allegations.
    Romo “just invented a story about a supposed relationship of mine with Russian hackers,” Patino said on Twitter.    “The only thing left is for her to say where we left Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty.”
(Reporting by Alexandra Valencia; Writing by Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Helen Murphy, Bill Rigby, Alistair Bell and Sandra Maler)

4/12/2019 Mueller inquiry snares ex-Obama counsel by Kevin Johnson, Brad Heath and Bart Jansen, USA TODAY
    WASHINGTON – Gregory Craig, who served as White House counsel to President Barack Obama, was charged with lying and concealing information from federal authorities in the first case against a prominent Democrat stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of election interference by Russia.    The charges center on work Craig performed in 2012 on behalf of a pro-Russian political faction in Ukraine, part of an illicit lobbying effort by Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign [Manafort nor Craig was not associates with Trump in 2012, but on Obama's watch when they commited their lobbying and as we have seen Manafort had worked with at least 4 presidents before Trump doing what he does.].
    Manafort was one of six top Trump associates charged in Mueller’s inquiry into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election.    He was sentenced to a combined prison term of more than seven years last month after financial fraud convictions in Virginia and Washington, all related to his work in Ukraine.
    Craig, 74, is accused of making false statements and concealing information from the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Unit regarding his work for the Ukrainian government.    People who lobby on behalf of foreign governments in the USA are required to register with the department.    Craig was charged with repeating those lies to Mueller’s investigators in 2017.
    “Mr. Craig is not guilty of any charge and the government’s stubborn insistence on prosecuting Mr. Craig is a misguided abuse of prosecutorial discretion,” Craig’s attorneys, William Taylor and William Murphy, said in a joint statement.
    The lobbying happened after Craig left the Obama administration and before Trump sought the presidency.     The attorney’s former law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, agreed in January to pay $4.6 million to the Justice Department for its work on behalf of Ukraine’s government.    At that time, prosecutors did not identify Craig but said a senior partner at the firm lied to the department to avoid having to register with the government when working on behalf of a foreign power.
    Skadden was hired to write a report about the prosecution of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who was sentenced to seven years in prison for abusing the powers of her office.    The country’s new government, closely aligned with Russia, sought to portray the trial as fair and improve Ukraine’s public image, but Craig didn’t want to report the work under the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Act, the indictment says.
Gregory Craig was White House counsel under President Barack Obama. He went on to do work on behalf of the Ukrainian government. AP
[Craig is presently denying those charges, so if they free him of charges then they should do the same for Manafort and Flynn for the same thing.    But I have presented the following information to you before.
    The Ukrainian Ministry of Justice was his firm's client and central to the indictment, and in 2017, Skadden Arps refunded $567,000 billed by the firm to the Government of Ukraine.
    Van der Zwaan, who speaks Russian, was one of the eight attorneys who worked on Skadden Arps's 2012 report, commissioned by the government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych via Paul Manafort, that defended the prosecution, conviction and imprisonment of Yanukovych's rival, the country's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.    Van der Zwaan traveled to Ukraine to work on the report, and served as rule-of-law consultant to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.    Former United States ambassador to Ukraine John E. Herbst said in a 2017 interview that Skadden Arps "should have been ashamed" of the report, calling it "a nasty piece of work."
IF YOU STILL DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND CLINTON CAMPAIGN WAS NOT USING SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS TO WIN ELECTIONS THE FOLLOWING WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND AND REALIZE WHO CREATED PAUL MANAFORT AND USED HIM BEFORE TRUMP CAME ALONG]
3/4/2019 Ukraine’s Tymoshenko: ‘gas princess’, prisoner, and next president? by Matthias Williams and Pavel Polityuk
FILE PHOTO: Leader of opposition Batkivshchyna party and presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko
attends a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
    KIEV (Reuters) – Yulia Tymoshenko has been Ukraine’s prime minister twice, was the global face of a revolution, imprisoned by two different presidents, and the target of an operation to discredit her by President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager [SEE THE NOTE BELOW ABOUT THE REAL TRUTH OF THAT STATEMENT].
    Now the 58-year-old known for her fiery rhetoric and, once upon a time, for her peasant braid hairstyle, hopes to unseat her old rival Petro Poroshenko in a tightly fought presidential vote on March 31.
    Her campaign is a difficult balancing act, promising reforms and continued cooperation with the International Monetary Fund while pledging to reverse sharp increases in the price of gas used for home heating that the IMF set as a condition for more loans.
As seen on google: According to the September 2018 indictment in which Paul Manafort confessed as part of a plea bargain with U.S. special prosecutor Robert Mueller, Manafort helped former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to conduct a media campaign in the West directed against Tymoshenko in order to undermine the support for her by the administration of then U.S. President Barack Obama.    The campaign was designed to make Tymoshenko look like a supporter of anti-Semitism.    The indictment also states that in July 2011, former U.S. journalist Alan Friedman sent Manafort a confidential six-page document entitled "Ukraine - the digital road map," which contained a plan for "destruction" of Tymoshenko using video, articles and social networks.    The plan included creating a website, posting on the Internet, and sending out e-mails to "the target audience in Europe and the U.S."    It was also proposed to edit the page of Yulia Tymoshenko in Wikipedia in order to emphasize the "corruption and legal proceedings" related to her.
    I want to remind everyone that during 2009-2017 Obama had the NSA, DNI, DOJ, FBI doing all his dirty work using the FISA corruption and using a massive surveillance system on all citizens and has not been prosecuted for his actions.    And isn't that amusing that the Clinton troops continued using Ukranian sources to do their dirty work probably using Manafort.].

4/11/2019 Report: Former Obama White House counsel may face prosecution in Mueller probe by OAN Newsroom
    According to reports, a former Obama-era White House counsel may soon be charged in an investigation related to the Mueller probe.    If charged, he would be the first prominent Democrat charged as a result of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.Gregory Craig, who served as an Obama administration White House counsel from 2009 to 2010.
    The Justice Department began looking into Craig in connection with its investigation into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his work on behalf of a Ukrainian political party in 2012.
    Craig and the law firm he was senior partner of were allegedly hired by the Ukrainian government to compile a report on the corruption prosecution of a former Ukrainian prime minister.    The firm’s work got the attention of the Department of Justice, who questioned if the report should have been registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
    In a settlement in January, the firm acknowledged it participated in a public relations campaign.    It admitted it was paid $4.6 million for the report, and not the $12,000 the Ukrainian government said at the time.
    The firm paid a fine of more than $4.6 million, admitting it misled the government about it’s role as a foreign agent during its time working for Ukraine.    The firm also blamed Craig for the misinformation as reports said investigators identified false statements between Craig and the the Department of Justice.
    Prosecutors said they believe he also tried to conceal a public relations firm’s involvement in the ordeal.
In this Oct. 17, 2016, photo, attorney Gregory Craig arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Lawyers for former Obama
administration White House counsel Craig say they expect their client to be charged in a foreign lobbying investigation
that grew out of the special counsel’s Russia probe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
    Craig’s attorneys have denied wrongdoing, saying the charges are a “misguided abuse of prosecutorial discretion.”
    Over the last few years, the Department of Justice has filed several charges involving the Foreign Agents Act.    This includes the case against Paul Manafort, whose case ended with a sentence of more than seven-years in prison.
    A second attorney at the firm pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI about his role in the Ukraine report, saying he gave an early copy to Manafort and deleted related emails.    He was sentenced to 30-days in prison.
[Paul Manafort has become a pawn for presidential hatchet man and was probably a spy for the U.S.A. most likely.].

4/12/2019 Ecuador holding Swedish programmer linked to Assange in custody
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen in a police van, after he was arrested by
British police, in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
    CARACAS (Reuters) – Ecuador said on Friday it is holding a programmer linked to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in custody pending possible charges of interfering in private communications, a day after ending Assange’s seven-year asylum in its London embassy.
    Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo said prosecutors could file charges against Ola Bini, who she said lives in Ecuador and had visited Assange in the London embassy a dozen times.
    President Lenin Moreno in recent weeks had accused WikiLeaks and Assange of violating his privacy by publishing family photos of him.    WikiLeaks denies the accusation, and says Moreno was trying to stifle reporting of corruption allegations against him.
    “He is detained for the purposes of investigation.    This is a detention that took place in recent hours, ordered by judges of course, and requested by state prosecutors,” Romo said in televised comments.    “This person is very close to WikiLeaks.”
    Romo, who on Thursday had announced the detention of an unidentified individual, did not provide further details.
    On his website, Bini describes himself as a software developer who works for the Quito-based Center for Digital Autonomy, which focuses on digital privacy and security.    The site does not mention WikiLeaks.
    Bini and the Center for Digital Autonomy did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.
    Romo said the government had information that Bini had traveled on several occasions with Ricardo Patino, who was Ecuador Foreign Minister when Assange was granted asylum in 2012 during the government of former President Rafael Correa.
    Patino via Twitter said he does not know Bini.
    Romo said two Russian citizens were also under investigation but had not been arrested.
    Moreno’s government accused WikiLeaks of being behind an anonymous website that said Moreno’s brother had created offshore companies that his family used to fund a luxurious lifestyle in Europe while Moreno was a delegate to a United Nations agency.
    Moreno, who was Correa’s vice president but fell out with him after taking office in 2017, denies wrongdoing.
(Reporting by Alexandra Valencia and Jose Llangari; Writing by Brian Ellsworth; Editing by Richard Chang)

4/12/2019 U.S. has two months to finalize extradition case against WikiLeaks’ Assange by Mark Hosenball
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen in a police van after he was arrested by British police outside
the Ecuadorian embassy, in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have just under two months to present British authorities with a final and detailed criminal case to justify the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a U.S. government official said on Friday.
    The official, who asked for anonymity when discussing the case, said U.S. authorities had already sent Britain a provisional arrest warrant regarding Assange’s extradition to the United States.
    But within 60 days from Thursday, when British police bundled Assange out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he had taken refuge seven years ago, U.S. authorities must submit a formal request outlining all the legal charges Assange would face if he is transferred into U.S. custody.
    According to a criminal indictment against Assange which prosecutors in Virginia secretly obtained more than a year ago but only unsealed after Assange’s arrest, Assange is charged with conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain unauthorized access to a government computer.
    The U.S. indictment filed in March 2018 said Assange, in March 2010, engaged in a conspiracy to help Manning crack a password stored on Defense Department computers connected to the Secret Internet Protocol Network (SIPRNet), a U.S. government network used for classified documents and communications.
    Assange’s contacts with Manning led to one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information as WikiLeaks published hundreds of thousands of U.S. military reports and diplomatic communications.
    The U.S. official said that within the 60-day period, U.S. authorities could modify or add to the current charges they have filed against Assange.    The official declined to say whether further charges were likely, but legal experts have said they are certainly possible.
    A witness who prosecutors were seeking to interview and an associate of Assange based in Europe who also requested anonymity said that before his arrest Assange had expressed concern that U.S. prosecutors would also bring charges against him related to WikiLeaks’ publication of CIA computer hacking tools, which the website described as its “Vault 7” cache.
    U.S. officials have said that as far leaks go, the disclosure of details about the U.S. spy agency’s abilities to perform electronic surveillance and cyber warfare was potentially far more damaging to U.S. government activities than anything Manning made available to WikiLeaks.
    In a Friday interview with CNN, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said the United States was “going to bring Julian Assange to justice.”
    Pence denied that statements by President Donald Trump, in which he praised WikiLeaks during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, were in any way “an endorsement of an organization that we now understand was involved in disseminating classified information.”
(Reporting by Mark Hosenball; editing by Mary Milliken and Tom Brown)
[What are the U.S. going to additional charge him with "lying to Mueller" or collusion with the Russians.].

4/12/2019 U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends seven years in Ecuador embassy by Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton and Costas Pitas
Banners in support of arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are seen on the pavement in front
of Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
    LONDON (Reuters) – British police dragged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of Ecuador’s embassy on Thursday after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information.
    Hours after the frail-looking Assange, with white hair and a long beard, was carried head-first by at least seven men out of the London embassy and into a waiting police van, U.S. officials announced he had been charged with a single count of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.
    As he was being hauled out of the embassy in a dramatic scene shortly after 0900 GMT after Ecuador terminated his asylum, the Australian-born Assange was heard shouting, “This is unlawful, I’m not leaving.”
    British Prime Minister Theresa May hailed the news in parliament, to cheers and cries of “Hear, hear!” from lawmakers.
    But in Washington, President Donald Trump, who in 2016 said “I love WikiLeaks” after the website released emails that U.S. authorities have said were hacked by Russia to harm his election opponent Hillary Clinton, told reporters he had no opinion on the charges against Assange.
    “I know nothing about WikiLeaks.    It’s not my thing,” Trump said.
    Assange gave a thumbs up in handcuffs as he was taken from a police station to a London court, where he pronounced himself not guilty of failing to surrender in 2012.
    Judge Michael Snow called Assange, wearing a black jacket and black shirt, a “narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interests” and convicted him of skipping bail.    Sentencing will be at a later date.
    Police said they arrested Assange, 47, after being invited into the embassy following Ecuador’s withdrawal of asylum.    He took refuge there in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault investigation that was later dropped.
    Assange was carried out of the building – located behind the luxury department store Harrods – carrying a copy of Gore Vidal’s “History of The National Security State,” which he continued reading in court.
    In Washington, the U.S. Justice Department said Assange was charged with conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to a government computer as part of a 2010 leak by WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of U.S. military reports about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and American diplomatic communications.    Legal experts said more U.S. charges could be coming.
    The indictment was made secretly in March 2018 and unsealed on Thursday.    He faces up to five years in prison if convicted, with legal experts saying more charges were possible.
    Ecuador suspended Julian Assange’s citizenship and accused him and others at WikiLeaks of collaborating in attempts to destabilize the Andean nation’s government.
FRICTION WITH ECUADOR
    Assange was offered refuge in 2012 by Ecuador’s then-president Rafael Correa, but his relationship with Ecuador soured under Correa’s successor Lenin Moreno, who has said Assange violated the terms of his asylum. Ecuador accused Assange of leaking information about Moreno’s personal life.
    Lawyers for Assange said he may risk torture and his life would be in danger if he were to be extradited to the United States.
    The arrest, after years holed up in a few cramped rooms at the embassy, represented one of the most sensational turns in a tumultuous life that has transformed the computer programmer into a fugitive wanted by the United States.
    “The whole House will welcome the news this morning that the Metropolitan Police have arrested Julian Assange, arrested for breach of bail after nearly seven years in the Ecuadorean embassy,” May said.
    Ecuador’s foreign minister said his country was not aware of any active extradition requests for Assange before it terminated his asylum.    Supporters of Assange said Ecuador had betrayed him at the behest of Washington, illegally ended his asylum and engineered a dark moment for press freedom.
    “Journalists around the world should be deeply troubled by these unprecedented criminal charges,” Barry Pollack, a lawyer for Assange, said in a statement reacting to the U.S. indictment.
    His admirers have hailed Assange as a hero for exposing what they describe as abuse of power by modern states and for championing free speech.    His detractors have painted him as a dangerous figure complicit in Russian efforts to undermine the West and U.S. security, and dispute that he is a journalist.
    “Under the guise of transparency, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have effectively acted as an arm of the Russian intelligence services for years,” U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, a Republican, said.    “Hopefully, he will now face justice.”
    The Kremlin said it hoped Assange’s rights would not be violated.
    WikiLeaks angered Washington by publishing hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables that laid bare critical U.S. appraisals of world leaders, from Russian President Vladimir Putin to members of the Saudi royal family.
    Assange made international headlines in 2010 when WikiLeaks published a classified U.S. military video showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters in Baghdad that killed a dozen people, including two Reuters news staff.
U.S. INVESTIGATION
    Assange’s U.S. indictment arose from a long-running criminal investigation dating back to the administration of former President Barack Obama.    It was triggered in part by WikiLeaks’ publication in 2010 of U.S. military reports about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the diplomatic communications – disclosures that embarrassed the United States and strained relations with allies.
    The Justice Department said Assange was arrested under an extradition treaty between the United States and Britain.
    The indictment said Assange in March 2010 engaged in a conspiracy to assist Manning, formerly named Bradley Manning, in cracking a password stored on U.S. Department of Defense computers connected to a U.S. government network used for classified documents and communications.
    Manning’s lawyers demanded the release of the former intelligence analyst, jailed last month after being held in contempt by a judge in Virginia for refusing to testify before a grand jury, and said “continued detention would be purely punitive.”
    A Swedish lawyer representing the alleged rape victim said she would push to have prosecutors reopen the case, but a retired senior prosecutor and chairman of NGO Victim Support Sweden said that may be difficult.
    Britain said no person was above the law.
    “Julian Assange is no hero, he has hidden from the truth for years and years,” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said.
    “It’s not so much Julian Assange being held hostage in the Ecuadorean embassy, it’s actually Julian Assange holding the Ecuadorean embassy hostage in a situation that was absolutely intolerable for them.”
    Friends of Assange said his solitary existence in the embassy was tough on him.
    “It was a miserable existence and I could see it was a strain on him, but a strain he managed rather well,” said Vaughan Smith, a friend who had visited Assange.    “The thing that was most difficult for Julian was the solitude.”
    “He was very tough, but the last year in particular was very difficult.    He was constantly being surveilled and spied upon.    There was no privacy for him,” Smith said.
    Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006.    The website published secret official information, infuriating the United States and other countries.    WikiLeaks said Ecuador had illegally terminated his political asylum in violation of international law.
    “Assange’s critics may cheer, but this is a dark moment for press freedom,” said Edward Snowden, a former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who fled to Moscow after revealing massive U.S. intelligence gathering.
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton and Costas Pitas; Additional reporting by Alistair Smout, Andrew MacAskill, Henry Nicholls, Peter Nicholls, Dylan Martinez in London; Anna Ringstrom, Simon Johnson and Niklas Pollard in Stockholm; Mark Hosenball, Sarah N. Lynch and Makini Brice in Washington; Nathan Layne in New York; Sabela Ojea in Madrid; Alexandra Valencia in Quito; and Julia Cobb and Helen Murphy in Bogota; Writing by Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton and Will Dunham; Editing by Hugh Lawson,; Alistair Bell and Grant McCool)

4/12/2019 U.N. rights office says Assange must get fair trial
FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen in a police van after was arrested by British police outside
the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo
    GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations human rights office on Friday urged judicial authorities to ensure that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, currently in British custody and the subject of an extradition request from United States, gets a fair trial.
    Assange was arrested on Thursday in London when Ecuador revoked his diplomatic asylum after seven years of being holed up its embassy.
    “We expect all the relevant authorities to ensure Mr Assange’s right to a fair trial is upheld by authorities, including in any extradition proceedings that may take place,” U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a Geneva news briefing.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

4/12/2019 Pres. Trump: we can give sanctuary cities ‘an unlimited supply’ of migrants by OAN Newsroom
    President Trump doubles down on the proposed measure to drop off detained migrants in sanctuary cities.
President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks about the deployment of 5G technology in the United States during
an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, April 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    On Friday at the White House, the president responded directly to reports the administration and Homeland Security were considering dumping illegal immigrants in Democrat districts, in retaliation for opposing the border wall.
    He said “we’ll bring them to sanctuary cities so they can take care of it, if that’s the way they want it.”
    This comes, after the president tweeted saying “due to the fact that democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities only.”
    He added since the “radical left always seems to have an open borders, open arms policy,” the move “should make them very happy!
    Trump tweet: “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only....
    Trump tweet: “....The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!

4/13/2019 Trump still might use migrants against Dems - Detainees could be sent to ‘sanctuary cities’ only by Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering sending “Illegal Immigrants” to Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border – just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had been proposed.
    “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” Trump tweeted.    He added that, “The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy - so this should make them very happy!
    The tweets, which appeared to catch officials at the Department of Homeland Security off guard, came as critics were blasting news that the White House had at least twice considered a plan to release detained immigrants into socalled sanctuary cities as an effort to use migrants as pawns to go after political opponents.
    “Sanctuary cities” are places where local authorities do not cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, denying information or resources that would help ICE round up for deportation people living in the country illegally.
    They include New York City and San Francisco, home city of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who on Friday called the idea “unworthy of the presidency of the United States and disrespectful of the challenges that we face as a country, as a people, to address who we are – a nation of immigrants.”
    The idea of pressing immigration authorities to embrace the plan was discussed in November and then again in February as the Trump administration struggled with a surge of migrants at the border, according to three people who spoke on condition of anonymity to outline private conversations.    Homeland Security and ICE lawyers quickly rejected the proposal, according to the people, and it was dropped on the grounds that it was too expensive and a misuse of funds, two of the people said.
    Earlier Friday, both the Department of Homeland Security and a White House official had insisted, in nearly identical statements, that the plan was dead on arrival.
    “This was just a suggestion that was floated and rejected, which ended any further discussion,” the White House official said.
    But not, apparently, by the president, who revived the idea in his tweets.
    The plan is one of many ideas considered by an increasingly frustrated White House in recent months as Trump has railed against the growing number of Central American migrant families crossing the southern border and looked for new ways to increase leverage on congressional Democrats to change laws that Trump insists are making the problem worse.
President Donald Trump has been seeking new ideas on immigration and recycling old ones. JACQUELYN MARTIN/AP
Sanctuary Cities
[I THINK THIS WAS A GREAT IDEA PUT THEM IN AND EVENTUALLY WE MAY BUILD WALLS AROUND THOSE CITIES AS THEY BECOME LIKE THAT MOVIE "ESACPE FROM NEW YORK."].

4/13/2019 House Ways and Means chairman sets new deadline for Pres. Trump’s tax returns by OAN Newsroom
    House Ways and Means Chairman, Democrat Richard Neal, sets a new deadline for the IRS to turn over President Trump’s tax returns.
UNITED STATES – APRIL 4: Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., talks with reporters in the Capitol before entering the office of
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in the Capitol on Thursday, April 4, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
    In a letter Saturday, Neil informed the IRS commissioner he now has until April 23rd, to provide six years worth of the president’s personal and business returns.
    Neil also dismissed concerns regarding the request, which were raised by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
    The Democrat chairman warned that failure to comply, would be interpreted as a “denial” of the request.
    The president has long maintained he will not release his returns while under audit.
[THE DEMOCRATS ARE GETTING DESPERATE SINCE THE MUELLER REPORT IS NOT PANNING OUT LIKE THEY WANT IT TO BE, AND THE FISA WARRANT CORRUPTION IS GOING OT BE INVESTIGATED FOR SPYING THAT THEY THINK GETTING TRUMPS TAX RETURNS WILL COME WITH SOME SLIM HOPE OF DAMNING EVIDENCE.].

4/13/2019 Pres. Trump slams Democrats for continued attempts to retry no collusion Mueller report by OAN Newsroom
    President Trump continues to defend his innocence in the Mueller probe, amid continued accusations of collusion from the Left.
    Trump tweet: “Why should Radical Left Democrats in Congress have a right to retry and examine the $35,000,000 (two years in the making) No Collusion Mueller Report, when the crime committed was by Crooked Hillary, the DNC and Dirty Cops? Attorney General Barr will make the decision!
    Taking to twitter Saturday, the president questioned why radical Democrats in Congress are continuing to push a further investigation, after finding “no collusion.”
    He went on to say, the expensive two-year Mueller probe is centered around crimes committed by Hilary Clinton, the DNC, and dirty cops.
    Ultimately, President Trump said it is up to AG William Barr to decide, as a redacted version of the report is expected sometime this week.
President Donald Trump pauses during remarks on the deployment of 5G technology in the United States during an event
in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, April 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Meanwhile, former Trump Campaign Adviser Roger Stone is also attempting to obtain a full copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report.
    In a court filing Friday, Stone’s attorneys argued he is entitled to see the report, because it would help prove the defense’s allegation of constitutional issues with the probe.
    The attorneys also said the report contains quote, “the government’s evidence and conclusions on matters essential to Stone’s defense.”
    Stone is facing charges of lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstructing congress.    His trial is set to begin in November.

4/13/2019 Treasury Secy Mnuchin calls new deadline on IRS for Pres. Trump’s tax returns ‘arbitrary’ by OAN Newsroom
    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin calls House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal’s new deadline to provide the president’s tax returns “arbitrary.”
    Mncuhin made the comment earlier Saturday, and also said the “implications of this” go way beyond a congressional oversight issue.
    US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (left) and the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Richard Neal (right; both seen on Saturday before a Congress meeting about Trump’s 2020 budget proposal), are at loggerheads over whether Trump should release his tax returns.
    He also said he wants to keep the IRS from becoming “weaponized” for political gain.
    Additionally, Mnuchin did not say whether the Treasury Department would complete it’s legal review of the request by the April 23rd deadline.
    In his letter setting the new deadline, Neil warned that failure to comply would be interpreted as a “denial.”

4/14/2019 Stone seeks full Mueller report by Chad Day and Michael Balsamo, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant, Roger Stone, asked a federal judge Friday to compel the Justice Department to turn over a full copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation as part of discovery in his criminal case.
    Stone has pleaded not guilty to charges he lied to Congress, engaged in witness tampering and obstructed a congressional investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.    In a court filing late Friday, his attorneys said Stone is entitled to see the confidential report – which was submitted to the attorney general late last month – because it would help prove that there are constitutional issues with the investigation.
    Stone’s team also filed motions Friday night arguing he was selectively prosecuted, challenging the constitutionality of Mueller’s appointment and asserting the special counsel didn’t have the ability to prosecute him for lying to Congress.    They allege that Congress did not make a formal referral to the Justice Department about Stone’s testimony and because of that, Mueller’s investigation was “a violation of the separation of powers.”
    Stone, who is set to go on trial in November, blasted the special counsel’s investigation as politically motivated.

    I found the following at http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/dems-rip-nunes-plan-for-private-huddle-with-barr-to-discuss-criminal-allegations/ar-BBVTPEW
4/14/2019 Dems rip Nunes' plan for private huddle with Barr to discuss criminal allegations by Kyle Cheney, Politoco
© Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesBefore seeing its contents, Rep. Devin Nunes labeled Robert Mueller's report a "partisan document."
    House Democrats are crying foul over a plan by the Intelligence Committee's top Republican, Rep. Devin Nunes, to meet privately with Attorney General William Barr to push the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges against officials involved in the investigation of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia.
    Nunes’ accusations of misconduct are aimed at a slew of former FBI and Justice Department officials, who he alleges committed crimes in their pursuit of allegations that Trump's 2016 campaign conspired with Russians to influence the election.
    Nunes has in recent days foreshadowed plans to send eight "criminal referrals" — informal requests for the Justice Department to investigate — directly to Barr.    He said on Sean Hannity's Fox News show Thursday night that he intends to meet with Barr "when appropriate" to discuss the referrals, and plans to bring fellow GOP intelligence committee member John Ratcliffe, a former U.S. attorney, to the meeting.    Nunes said he wouldn't name the targeted officials publicly but would share his recommendations with Barr.
    Barr told lawmakers earlier this week that he was anticipating Nunes' information.
    "I haven’t seen the referrals yet from Congressman Nunes," Barr said during testimony to the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, "but obviously if there’s a predicate for an investigation it’ll be conducted.”
    Nunes' move is an escalation by Trump's allies in Congress to pivot from Mueller's still-unreleased findings to the conduct of the FBI and Justice Department investigators who initiated the Russia probe.    Before seeing its contents, Nunes labeled Mueller's report a "partisan document" and said "we can just burn it up," even as most of Trump's supporters were celebrating the news — as described publicly by Barr — that Mueller "did not establish" a conspiracy between the campaign and the Russian government.
    The Justice Department declined multiple inquiries about whether Barr intends to meet with Nunes and Ratcliffe.    Nunes and Ratcliffe also declined requests for comment.    Democrats says such a meeting would be a significant break from protocol unless they are also included.
    “We expect to learn more if and when the Department of Justice receives the referrals, assuming the Department follows appropriate protocol and Barr holds any such meeting only with representatives of the majority and minority present," said a Democratic aide to the House intelligence committee.
    A decision by Barr to meet alone with Nunes and Ratcliffe would further strain Barr's relationship with Capitol Hill Democrats, who have ripped the new attorney general in recent weeks for what they say is his efforts to shield Trump from potentially damaging findings in Mueller's report, which Barr has been reviewing for nearly a month.
    Their frustration was inflamed anew this week when Barr told the Senate Appropriations Committee that he believed federal authorities spied on Trump's campaign in 2016, a disputed premise that supported Trump's inflammatory rhetoric about the Russia probe.
    The intelligence committee aide emphasized that Nunes had yet to share any details of his referrals with Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) or other members of the Democratic majority.
    "[B]ut it is clear they believe they now have an ally in the attorney general to perpetuate their conspiracy theories of ‘spying’ and their determination to investigate the investigators, no matter how misguided and damaging their efforts are to our national institutions, or the dedicated public servants who work to keep us safe," the aide said.
    A senior House Democratic aide said Barr "must refuse the meeting and start down a path of redeeming his credibility," especially as he prepares to issue a redacted version of Mueller's final report.
    The issue also arises as House Republicans on another committee sent the Justice Department another criminal referral — this one for Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen.    Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), two of Trump's closest allies in Congress, sent their own referral to the Justice Department for Cohen, who they accused of lying to the committee during testimony last month.
    Criminal referrals are ill-defined requests for investigation that don't carry any official weight with prosecutors, except in rare circumstances.    Officials on various House investigative committees described the process as a loose, informal request that prosecutors typically treat as glorified press releases.    They only matter, committee officials emphasized, if lawmakers have exclusive evidence to back it up — such as a confidential interview transcript or documents obtained during a congressional investigation.
    Apart from this unwritten process, the House has no formal mechanism to refer anyone for criminal investigation except through a contempt proceeding, which would require a vote of the full chamber.
    Nunes' referrals appear to rely on information already in the Justice Department's possession.    He told Hannity that five of his eight referrals will name individuals he says committed "serious misconduct in the Trump-Russia probe."    He said one referral would be for a "global leaks" investigation and would name "a few reporters" — though it's unclear if these reporters or only their sources would be the targets of such an investigation.
    "I don’t think it’s that many people because I think they only have a few sources within these agencies," Nunes hypothesized.
    Nunes said the other two referrals would allege conspiracies to manipulate intelligence and to abuse the FBI's sensitive FISA surveillance process to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page.
    Without providing details, Nunes alleged that the intelligence community began spying on the Trump campaign in late 2015 and early 2016. Then he suggested that former FBI Director James Comey committed the "ultimate spying" himself — by taking contemporaneous notes of his interactions with Trump and then after he was fired in May 2017, funneling them to The New York Times through an associate.    He then said Mueller was appointed "to spy on an acting president again," though there's no evidence to support the claim.
    After initially holding out for a productive relationship, Democrats have soured on Barr, accusing Trump's newly appointed attorney general of bottling up Mueller's final report last month and conveying his own views of Mueller's findings.    Barr issued a four-page summary of Mueller's bottom-line conclusions last month, emphasizing that Mueller "did not establish" a conspiracy between Americans and Russians and noting that Mueller did not reach a "traditional prosecutorial judgment" about whether Trump obstructed the investigation.
    Barr infuriated Democrats by issuing his own judgment on obstruction instead, absolving the president on the matter, even though he later told Congress that Mueller had not asked him to do so.    Democrats have also spent weeks demanding access to Mueller's entire report, even elements that may be classified or part of ongoing investigations.
    They've argued that Congress has long handled such sensitive material, even if it's never made public, to inform their own efforts to oversee the Trump administration and protect future elections from foreign interference.
[We will be able to know who are the 8 individuals because they will make the biggest complaints against Nunes and will start the fake news activated to demean his actions, and as you can see in the above article they are already claiming Nunes is not doing it the way they want it done, which if he did that it would never see the light of day.].

4/15/2019 Trump checking sanctuary options by William Cummings, USA TODAY
    President Donald Trump “likes the idea” of busing migrants who cross the border illegally to so-called sanctuary cities, and the administration is looking into ways to put the plan into practice, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Sunday.
    Last week, administration officials said the idea of sending migrants to sanctuary cities – loosely defined as jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate fully with federal immigration enforcement – was rejected.    But in a series of tweets, the president said the administration is still “giving strong considerations” to the idea.
    When asked about the conflicting statements on ABC’s “This Week,” Sanders said it was initially determined that “logistically, there were a lot of challenges, and it probably didn’t make sense to move forward, and the idea did not go further.”
    “We’re looking to see if there are options that make it possible and doing a full and thorough and extensive review.    The president likes the idea, and Democrats have said they want these individuals into their communities, so let’s see if it works and everybody gets a win out of it,” Sanders said.
    Despite Sanders portrayal of the proposal as a “win” for both sides, Trump presented the plan as a consequence for Democrats in a tweet Saturday.
    “Democrats must change the Immigration Laws FAST.    If not, Sanctuary Cities must immediately ACT to take care of the Illegal Immigrants – and this includes Gang Members, Drug Dealers, Human Traffickers, and Criminals of all shapes, sizes and kinds.    CHANGE THE LAWS NOW!” the president said.
    Sanders said Sunday that if congressional Democrats don’t work with Trump on new legislation to stem the flow of migrants into the USA, they will have to “take on some of that burden in their communities.”    She said the plan was not the White House’s “first choice” in addressing illegal immigration, “probably not even our second or third choice, but we have to look at all options as long as Democrats refuse to do their jobs and fix the problem.”
    Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., pushed back against the criticism that Democrats were unwilling to act on immigration in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”
    “If the president would support comprehensive immigration reform and work with Democrats and Republicans, we have the consensus to pass comprehensive immigration reform,” Cardin said.    “But the president doesn’t want that to happen.”
    Cardin said it is important to address the reasons so many Central Americans migrate to the USA and said the president’s threat to cut off aid to the impoverished nations they are fleeing undermined that objective.
    The Washington Post reported last week that Immigration and Customs Enforcement counsel rejected the sanctuary city proposal after doing a legal review.    But the president tweeted Saturday, “The USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities.    We hereby demand that they be taken care of at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known or its poor management & high taxes!
President Donald Trump is weighing options to send undocumented migrants to sanctuary cities. SAUL LOEB/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Sanctuary Cities in the U.S. since you may be getting guest due to Democrat Congress policies
    Sanctuary city (French: ville sanctuaire; Spanish: ciudad santuario) refers to municipal jurisdictions, typically in North America and Western Europe, that limit their cooperation with the national government's effort to enforce immigration law.    Leaders of sanctuary cities say they want to reduce fear of deportation and possible family break-up among people who are in the country illegally, so that such people will be more willing to report crimes, use health and social services, and enroll their children in school.    In the United States, municipal policies include prohibiting police or city employees from questioning people about their immigration status and refusing requests by national immigration authorities to detain people beyond their release date, if they were jailed for breaking local law.    Such policies can be set expressly in law (de jure) or observed in practice (de facto), but the designation "sanctuary city" does not have a precise legal definition.    The Federation for American Immigration Reform estimated in 2018 that more than 500 U.S. jurisdictions, including states and municipalities, had adopted sanctuary policies.
    Studies on the relationship between sanctuary status and crime have found that sanctuary policies either have no effect on crime or that sanctuary cities have lower crime rates and stronger economies than comparable non-sanctuary cities.
    Opponents of sanctuary cities argue that cities should assist the national government in enforcing immigration law.    Supporters of sanctuary cities argue that enforcement of national law is not the duty of localities.    Legal opinions vary on whether immigration enforcement by local police is constitutional.
    European cities have been inspired by the same political currents of the sanctuary movement as American cities, but the term "sanctuary city" now has different meanings in Europe and North America.    In the United Kingdom and Ireland, and in continental Europe, sanctuary city refers to cities that are committed to welcoming refugees, asylum seekers and others who are seeking safety.    Such cities are now found in 80 towns, cities and local areas in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.    The emphasis is on building bridges of connection and understanding, which is done through raising awareness, befriending schemes and forming cultural connections in the arts, sport, health, education, faith groups and other sectors of society.    Glasgow and Swansea have become known as noted sanctuary cities.
[If the Democrats believe in their Sanctuary Cities they need to accept the incoming migrants with no judgment on who or what they are and accept them as it is stated above.    So give it to them Trump, and below is a better map so you can see where the cities are to bus them there.].

4/15/2019 President Trump pushes sanctuary plan by OAN Newsroom
    President Trump is renewing his threat to release illegal immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities.
    In a tweet Monday, the president said he’s still considering the move to deal with migrants who can no longer be legally held in federal detention.    The plan would target cities that don’t fully cooperate with federal immigration law.
    Trump tweet: “Those Illegal Immigrants who can no longer be legally held (Congress must fix the laws and loopholes) will be, subject to Homeland Security, given to Sanctuary Cities and States!
    Critics have accused the Trump administration of using illegal immigrants to retaliate against Democrats who oppose its hardline stance on immigration.
    However, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders clarified the president’s goal:
    “This isn’t the president’s plan, his top priority is to stop the flow of illegal immigration coming into our country to begin with.    Democrats courts, frankly, keep tying the president’s hands and stopping him from being able to do that.    We have a massive number of people who are already here, we need to take away some of that burden on all of the communities that are along the border, like San Diego and El Paso, and look at other options.”
    Last week, congressional leaders on both sides expressed a willingness to negotiate an immigration deal, but have yet to take action.
President Donald Trump listens during a discussion at Nuss Truck and Equipment in Burnsville, Minn.,
Monday, April 15, 2019, during an event to tout the 2017 tax law. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

4/15/2019 DOJ: Mueller report to be released Thursday by OAN Newsroom
    Attorney General William Barr will publicly release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Thursday.
    According to an agency spokesperson Monday, the report is expected to released Thursday morning and will be made available to the public as well as Congress.
    The Department of Justice and special counsel’s team have reportedly been working on redacting information such as grand jury testimony, classified information, and materials related to ongoing investigations.
    Trump tweet: “The Mueller Report, which was written by 18 Angry Democrats who also happen to be Trump Haters (and Clinton Supporters), should have focused on the people who SPIED on my 2016 Campaign, and others who fabricated the whole Russia Hoax. That is, never forget, the crime.....
    Despite the report’s imminent release, House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler has been authorized to subpoena Barr for the whole unredacted report.
[If Nadler continues with his subpoenas’ I think Attorney General Barr needs to send the FBI to arrest him for trying to force him to break the law or whomever authorized him to think he can do that.    LOCK NADLER UP!].

4/16/2019 555 measles cases spread to 20 states by John Bacon, USA TODAY
    An additional 90 measles cases were reported across the nation last week, the biggest jump this year as the annual total continued its march toward record levels, federal health officials reported Monday.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 555 cases have been confirmed in 20 states in 2019, the second- highest total in almost two decades.
    The numbers are up sharply from a week ago, when the total number of cases stood at 465 in 19 states.
    The highest total since 2000, when measles was declared eradicated in the U.S., was 667 in 2014.    There were 372 cases last year.
    Globally, the World Health Organization reported Monday that cases rose by 300% in the first three months of this year, compared with the same period in 2018 – after consecutive increases over the past two years.
    The U.S. surge has been fueled in part by the anti-vaccination movement – the majority of people who contract measles have not been vaccinated, the CDC said.
    Ogbonnaya Omenka, a public health expert and assistant professor at Butler University, said the fact that the last U.S. death to be recorded was in 2015 generated complacency toward vaccinations.
    “The impacts of misinformation and lack of trust have not been fully appreciated,” Omenka said.
    The states that have reported cases to the CDC are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington.
    Most of the U.S. cases this year involve 17 outbreaks – defined as three or more localized cases – in New York, New Jersey, Washington, California and Michigan, the CDC said.    The outbreaks are linked to travelers who brought measles back from countries including Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines.
    Common measles symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and a rash that can spread across the entire body. A “very small number of those infected” can develop pneumonia, swelling of the brain or other serious symptoms. Measles can cause pregnant women to deliver prematurely.     The WHO said that even in high-income countries, complications result in hospitalization in up to a quarter of cases and can lead to lifelong disability, from brain damage and blindness to hearing loss.    The disease is a prominent cause of death among young children worldwide, and most of the 110,000 deaths in 2017 were children.
    The WHO said in its statement that global data for the first three months of 2019 is provisional, but it cited a “clear trend.”    Outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Myanmar, Philippines, Sudan, Thailand and Ukraine are causing many deaths – mostly among young children, the agency said.
    “Over recent months, spikes in case numbers have also occurred in countries with high overall vaccination coverage, including the United States of America, as well as Israel, Thailand and Tunisia, as the disease has spread fast among clusters of unvaccinated people,” the WHO said.
Measles virus. CYNTHIA GOLDSMITH/CDC

4/16/2019 Judicial Watch seeking FBI dossier info by OAN Newsroom
    As the world awaits the highly-anticipated release of Robert Mueller’s report, critics of the investigations are looking to get to the bottom of its inception.
    Conservative watchdog group filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the FBI in an effort to pierce the veil of the resources used in the $25 million probe.
    Specifically, the organization is looking to obtain all communications and payments made to the author of the anti-Trump dossier — Christopher Steele.
    The former British intelligence officer was funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee in order to compile his 35 page document.
    Judicial Watch is now trying to determine the FBI’s involvement.
    It’s already known that the FBI made 11 payments to Steele, but the details behind those payments were heavily redacted.
    Conservatives suspect rogue actors at the bureau were looking to reverse the results of the 2016 election, which is something Attorney General William Barr said he’s looking into.
In his first appearance on Capitol Hill since taking office, and amid intense speculation over his
review of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, Attorney General William Barr appears before a House Appropriations
subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

4/18/2019 Redacted Mueller report released to public by OAN Newsroom
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as
released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is photographed in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
    The Mueller report has been released to the public.    The report was delivered to lawmakers Thursday, and posted on the special counsel’s website.
    In addition to the initial redacted report, the Department of Justice is planning to make a less redacted version of the report available to certain members of Congress.
    During a press conference ahead of the release, Attorney General William Barr reiterated there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.    Barr added, evidence developed by the special counsel was not sufficient to establish obstruction of justice.
    Barr released a summary of the investigation last month, where he also said there was no evidence of collusion.
    Attorney General William Barr speaks alongside Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report during a news conference,
Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    President Trump took one last shot at the entire Russia investigation on Twitter Thursday morning before the release of the redacted report.    He called the probe “the greatest political hoax of all time.”
    Trump tweet: “No Collusion - No Obstruction!
    One America News has several reporters reading through the report.    More details are to come.
    Read the full report here:
    The Mueller Report
    A look at a redacted version of the long anticipated investigative report
.

4/18/2019 Rep. Jim Jordan says Democrats should read full Mueller report by OAN Newsroom
    Congressman Jim Jordan said Democrats should read the Mueller report before jumping to conclusions.
    In a series of tweets Thursday, the Ohio representative said the attorney general concludes what many had suspected — no evidence of collusion or obstruction.
    Jordan also warned about cherry-picking information from the report, saying it would lead to further divisiveness and conspiracies.
    The congressman then said “this sad chapter of American history is over,” but it’s clear that attacks against the president will continue by Democrats.
    Jordan's Tweet: “It would be a miscarriage of justice to use cherry-picked bits of information from the report to sow further divisiveness and spread conspiracies that serve only to undermine our democratic institutions.
    One thing, however, is clear with the release of the report today: this sad chapter of American history is behind us.
    It’s time to turn back to the people’s work of improving the efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of how their tax dollars are spent
.”
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo)

5/1/2019 WATCH: IG Horowitz to reveal real collusion by OAN Newsroom
    An upcoming report from the Department of Justice’s oversight unit is expected to reveal a possible political plot against the 2016 Trump campaign.    One America’s Kristian Rouz explains.

5/2/2019 Attorney General Barr a no-show for House Judiciary hearing, Nadler seeking contempt by OAN Newsroom
    An empty chair dominated the room as Republicans and Democrats threw accusations back and forth during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday.
    Attorney General William Barr was slated to testify before the committee, but stuck to his word after saying Wednesday he would not be appearing.    This decision was based on his objection to certain conditions placed around the hearing.
    Democrats said they planned on allowing legal counsel beyond the committee members to question Barr, while the attorney general said he would only answer questions from the lawmakers themselves.
    Democrat committee chairman Jerry Nadler slammed Barr for not appearing, saying he believed he and his colleagues are right in extending the questioning.    Nadler went on to say the Trump administration can’t dictate the terms of the hearing.    He said the challenge is bigger than a single witness.
    “He’s trying to render Congress inert as a separate and co-equal branch of government,” claimed Nadler.    “The challenge we face is is that if we don’t stand up to him together today, we risk forever losing the power to stand up to any president in the future.”
Ranking Member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., right, accompanied by Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.,
left, speaks as Attorney General William Barr does not appear before a House
Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Republican ranking member Doug Collins blasted Nadler in return.    He said the committee could have had a hearing, but Democrats took the ability away.    Collins pointed out he and Nadler approved a motion granting an extra hour of questioning, but the chairman insisted on bringing in extra staff.
    “Instead we go back to a circus political stunt…they say, ‘we want it to look like an impeachment hearing,’ because they won’t bring impeachment proceedings,” said Collins.    “The reason Bill Barr is not here today is because the Democrats decided they didn’t want him here today.”
    Collins claimed Democrats actually didn’t want to hear from Barr, and said they have already seen the Mueller report and don’t like what’s in it.     Barr has reportedly agreed to allow some lawmakers access to a less-redacted version of the report, provided they don’t discuss it with their colleagues and leave their notes with the Department of Justice.

5/2/2019 Sen. Grassley: ‘Jig is up’ on Trump collusion by OAN Newsroom
    Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the “jig is up” on the Russian collusion narrative.
    While speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Grassley slammed Democrats as well as the media for rejecting the outcome of the Mueller report, and pushing the collusion narrative.    He said everyone was sold a bunch of “snake oil,” and defended William Barr’s assessment of the special counsel’s findings.
Sen. Chuck Grassley is pictured. (AP/Photo)
    Grassley then weighed in on who he believes is guilty of a crime:
    “The Mueller report spent millions investigating and found no collusion between Trump campaign and Russia, but the Democrats paid for a document created by a foreign national with reported foreign government sources — not Trump, but the Democrats.
    That’s the definition of collusion
.”
    Attorney General William Barr said he is not confident the dossier was not part of a Russian disinformation campaign and is looking into the matter.

5/2/2019 Attorney General Barr: I disagreed with Comey’s handling of Clinton emails probe by OAN Newsroom
    Attorney General William Barr said he was dissatisfied with James Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
    During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Barr said he had a problem with the way the former FBI director handled the probe, adding, he made his objections known at the time.
    This comes after an old Washington Post article resurfaced in which Barr said Comey did the right thing when he publicly reopened the investigation.    However, the rest of the article shows Barr remained critical of other aspects of the probe.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., gives an opening statement before swearing-in Attorney
General William Barr to testify, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    “Did you have a problem with the way Comey handled the Clinton email investigation?” Senator Lindsey Graham asked Barr during the hearing.
    Barr responded, saying he did and “said so at the time.”
    “A reason that loomed large there over his (Comey) termination was his refusal to tell the public what he was privately telling the president, which is the president was not under the investigation,” explained the attorney general.
    Barr also said President Trump’s decision to fire Comey did not amount to obstruction of justice.

5/3/2019 Rep. Meadows files criminal referral with DOJ against Nellie Ohr of Fusion GPS by OAN Newsroom
    Republican Congressman Mark Meadows recently filed a criminal referral with the Department of Justice, targeting Nellie Ohr and her work for Fusion GPS.    Meadows wrote a letter to the attorney general this week, asking him to investigate if Ohr funneled her opposition research to the Justice Department.
    When Ohr testified on Capitol Hill last October, she said she did not have any knowledge about the Russia investigation.    Ohr added, she did not share her research with anyone at the Department of Justice except for her husband Bruce Ohr.    However, House republicans have their doubts about her claims.
Rep Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), speaks to the media. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
    “Nellie Ohr, while she’s working for Fusion GPS, who’s being paid by the Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee, while she’s working for that entity, is forwarding that information that she is compiling to the Justice Department,” stated Ohio Representative Jim Jordan.    “Not just to her husband, but to three other people at the Justice Department.”
    According to the referral, Ohr was considered a “great resource” by several the Department of Justice officials about Russia.    Emails obtained by a FOIA request appear to show Ohr agreed to share her opposition research with the department.

5/4/2019 Roger Stone vs. special counsel prosecutors by OAN Newsroom
    Special counsel prosecutors fire back at Roger Stone, who’s looking to get his charges dropped.
Roger Stone, former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, waves as he arrives at
federal court for a hearing, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    On Friday, Robert Mueller’s team and a U.S. attorney said the obstruction charge against Stone should stay in place.
    Stone had been looking to get this charge dropped, claiming he could not be charged with obstruction, because Mueller found no evidence the Trump campaign conspired with Russia.
    But the special counsel’s team said they did not need to find evidence of collusion to prove Stone is guilty of trying to interfere with the investigation.
    Stone is set to appear in court later this month.

5/7/2019 Measles hits 25-year high: 764 by John Bacon, USA TODAY
    The number of confirmed U.S. measles cases this year climbed to 764, more than double the number a year ago and the highest total in 25 years, federal health officials announced Monday.     Sixty additional cases were reported last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.    Most of those were in New York City and its suburbs.
    Pennsylvania became the 23rd state where measles cases have been confirmed.     Ogbonnaya Omenka, an associate professor and public health specialist at Butler University, found some encouraging news in the report.    He noted that the number of cases rose about the same in the past two weeks, less than previous gains.    But authorities dare not get complacent, he said.
    “This outbreak is an indication that the traditional methods of addressing measles outbreaks in the United States may not suffice any longer,” Omenka told USA TODAY.    “Public health authorities need to quickly recognize this and adapt accordingly.”
    New York has been a focal point for the disease. State health officials announced Monday that 253 cases have been confirmed outside New York City, most of them in suburban Rockland County.    More than 400 cases have been reported in Brooklyn and Queens since October.
    The city mandated vaccinations in some areas under threat of a $1,000 fine.
    Measles was declared eliminated in 2000 but has made a comeback in part because of a movement against vaccination in the USA.
    *****The disease is brought into the country by travelers from Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines, where there have been large measles outbreaks, the CDC said.*** [WARNING FALSE CDC STATEMENT IT IS FROM ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION].
    Authorities in Curacao said Monday that 318 people aboard a Church of Scientology ship docked on the Dutch Caribbean island will remain quarantined until officials determine how many are infected with measles, The Associated Press reported.    The 440-foot Freewinds ship was previously quarantined in St. Lucia after a female crew member was diagnosed.     Symptoms of the disease include fever, runny nose, cough and a rash.
    Other states reporting cases are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee and Washington.
[Why does the CDC is still stating that the measle outbreak came from Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines as you can see in the above image that southern illegal immigration pushed into Arizona and California spread northward all the way to Washington state, and notice New Mexico has none because Trump built a wall there.    Texas got it too because they wanted them, and then an influx into Florida, spread to Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan and Iowa who are states hiring migrants for farm work, and then the Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire wanted migrants and also ended up getting many of the MS-13 gangs who spread the measles in their area which is a pandemic to them now.    Anyone who looks at that and ignores that deserves to be infected as God works in mysterious ways.    What I laugh about is that the CDC is going to look foolish when the next round of new severe diseases comes around that will be coming and it will be the fault of the Democrats in Congress for not responding to Trumps request for a crisis at the border and created Sanctuary Cities.].

5/12/2019 Sen. Lindsey Graham seeking to declassify document about Steele Dossier by OAN Newsroom
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is taking steps to investigate the initiation of the Russia probe.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., gives an opening statement before swearing-in Attorney
General William Barr to testify, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Graham, in an interview on Sunday, said he’s looking to declassify a document which could confirm authorities knew the “Steele Dossier” lacked substantial independent verification.
    He claims the Dossier’s facts were never verified but the FBI and Department of Justice still used its contents as evidence to obtain warrants to conduct surveillance on the Trump campaign.
    This comes as the DOJ’s Inspector General is expected to publish the findings of his own investigation into the start of the Russia probe sometime in 2019.

5/13/2019 Sweden reopens Assange rape investigation, to seek extradition by Niklas Pollard and Simon Johnson
FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy
in London, Britain May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden reopened an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday and said it would seek his extradition from Britain.
    Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson told a news conference she would continue and conclude a preliminary investigation that was dropped in 2017 without charges being brought because Assange had taken refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
    Assange was arrested in Britain last month after spending seven years hiding inside the embassy.
    The United States is also seeking his extradition on charges relating to the public release by Wikileaks of a huge cache of secret documents.
    The Swedish prosecutor said it would request Assange be detained in his absence on probable cause for an allegation of rape and that it would issue a European arrest warrant – the process under which his extradition would be sought.
    The 47-year-old Australian is currently in prison in London after being sentenced to 50 weeks behind bars last month for jumping bail when he fled to the Ecuadorean embassy.
    The decision to reopen the investigation poses the question of whether Assange will be moved to the United States to face conspiracy charges for hacking into classified information or to Sweden.
    “I am well aware of the fact that an extradition process is ongoing in the UK and that he could be extradited to the US,” Persson said.
    A British judge has given the U.S. government a deadline of June 12 to outline its case against Assange.
    The statute of limitation for rape in Sweden is 10 years – a deadline which would be reached in mid-August next year for the alleged incident involving Assange, leaving prosecutors pressed for time to file any formal charge.
CLEAR NAME
    Responding to the reopening of the Swedish investigation, WikiLeaks said it would give Assange a chance to clear his name.
    “Since Julian Assange was arrested on 11 April 2019, there has been considerable political pressure on Sweden to reopen their investigation, but there has always been political pressure surrounding this case,” Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief, said in a statement.
    “Its reopening will give Julian a chance to clear his name.”
    If convicted in Sweden, Assange could face a prison sentence of up to four years.    Per Samuelson, a Swedish lawyer for Assange, told public service broadcaster the decision to reopen the case was “embarrassing for Sweden.”
    The British courts will have to rule on any extradition request and Home Secretary Sajid Javid would decide which one takes precedence once Swedish prosecutors file theirs.
    Nick Vamos, lawyer at London-based firm Peters & Peters and former head of extradition at Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service, told Reuters before Monday’s decision that he expected a Swedish request would take supremacy.
    “In the event of a conflict between a European Arrest Warrant and a request for extradition from the US, UK authorities will decide on the order of priority,” a Swedish prosecutor’s statement said.
    Assange’s supporters cast him as a dissident facing the wrath of a superpower over one of the largest compromises of classified information in U.S. history.
    WikiLeaks published hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables that laid bare often critical U.S. appraisals of world leaders, from Russian President Vladimir Putin to members of the Saudi royal family.
    It also published a classified U.S. military video showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters in Baghdad that killed a dozen people, including two Reuters news staff.
(Additional reporting by Anna Ringstrom and Johan AHlander, and Guy Faulconbridge in London; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

5/13/2019 Manning refusing to testify at grand jury probing WikiLeaks
    WASHINGTON – Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning said she’ll refuse to testify on Thursday before a second grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.    But if a judge finds her in contempt of court again, she could wind up back in jail.    Manning spent seven years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.    Recently, she spent two months in jail for refusing to answer one grand jury’s questions about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.    Now, the second grand jury has subpoenaed her.

5/13/2019 WikiLeaks says Swedish investigation gives Assange a chance to clear his name
FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves Southwark Crown Court after being
sentenced in London, Britain, May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo
    LONDON (Reuters) – The reopening of a Swedish investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will give him a chance to clear his name, WikiLeaks said on Monday.
    “Since Julian Assange was arrested on 11 April 2019, there has been considerable political pressure on Sweden to reopen their investigation, but there has always been political pressure surrounding this case,” Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief said in a statement.
    “Its reopening will give Julian a chance to clear his name,” Hrafnsson said.
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden)

5/13/2019 Former U.S. Army Intel analyst Chelsea Manning says she won’t cooperate with grand jury by OAN Newsroom
    Former U.S. Army intelligence whistleblower Chelsea Manning is not planning to cooperate with any grand jury investigations.
    This comes after she resisted a subpoena to appear before a grand jury inquiry earlier this week, which expired on May 9th.
    Investigators are seeking answers into her leaking of confidential government and military secrets to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2010, which landed her seven-years in jail.
    Manning recently took her protests to YouTube and voiced her opposition against what she calls a “secret process.”
    “Prosecutors run grand juries behind closed doors and in secret, without a judge present…the law requires that civil contempt only be used to coerce witnesses to testify,” she stated.    “As I cannot be coerced, it instead exists as an additional punishment on top of the seven-years I have already served.”
This image released by Showtime shows Chelsea Manning in a scene from “XY Chelsea,” which premiered at the
Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, May 1, and will air on Showtime on June 7. (Showtime via AP)
    Manning’s refusal to testify has already led her to serve a two-month stint at a Virginia detention facility, which she was released from last week.    However, this hasn’t deterred her opposition amid another subpoena demanding she testify before a grand jury later this week.
    It’s unclear if Manning’s refusal to testify a second time, which appears likely, will land her back in jail.
    Meanwhile, Assange remains in the custody of U.K. authorities, while the U.S. works to extradite him to face computer crimes charges.

5/14/2019 WikiLeaks source Manning could be jailed again soon if she disobeys U.S. grand jury by Mark Hosenball
FILE PHOTO: Chelsea Manning speaks at the South by Southwest festival in
Austin, Texas, U.S., March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Suzanne Cordeiro/File Photo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chelsea Manning, a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst and source for online publisher WikiLeaks, could be jailed again if she refuses to comply with a new grand jury subpoena, said a U.S. law enforcement source, as well as Manning herself.
    After 62 days in prison, Manning was released last Thursday.    She had been locked up for refusing to comply with a grand jury subpoena for testimony in an investigation into WikiLeaks by U.S. prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia.
    Federal prosecutors are believed to be focused on WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, who is serving 50 weeks in a London prison for jumping bail when he took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in 2012.
    The first grand jury expired and Manning was immediately summoned to appear before a new grand jury on May 16.
    A law enforcement source said on Monday that if Manning refuses to testify, prosecutors will likely request that she be jailed again for contempt.
    On Friday, Manning appeared in a YouTube video declaring that she will continue to refuse to cooperate.    “When I arrive at the court house this coming Thursday, what happened last time will occur again.    I will not cooperate with this or any other grand jury,” Manning said.
    A lawyer for Manning did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    Manning was convicted by court martial in 2013 of espionage for furnishing more than 700,000 documents and other materials to WikiLeaks while she was an intelligence analyst in Iraq.    Former President Barack Obama, in his final days in office, commuted the final 28 years of Manning’s 35-year sentence.
    Assange, after nearly seven years taking refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy, on April 11 was arrested by British police. The United States is seeking his extradition to face charges of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. Assange plans to fight the U.S. extradition request.     On Monday, the Assange case was complicated by Sweden reopening an investigation into a rape allegation against him and Sweden will seek to extradite him from Britain.     WikiLeaks published a classified U.S. military video showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters in Baghdad that killed a dozen people, including two Reuters news staff.     The U.S. government said Assange tried to help Manning gain access to a government computer.    It is not clear if the alleged collaboration between Manning and Assange led to a successful intrusion into any U.S. government computer.
(Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh and Grant McCool)

[AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES THAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE IN PROCESS TO BRING TO LIGHT WHO ARE THE TRUE COLLUSION CRIMINALS.].

5/14/2019 President Trump speaks out against Mueller probe as Barr assigns investigator by OAN Newsroom
    President Trump recently referred to the Russia investigation as one of the biggest hoaxes in U.S. history.    While speaking to reporters outside of the White House Tuesday, the president said the investigation proved there was no collusion even after special counsel Robert Mueller employed “18 angry people.”
    The president then said while he did not know about the move, he’s glad the Attorney General William Barr is looking into the origins of the Russia investigation.
    The president also commented on the recent congressional subpoena of his son Donald Trump Jr., saying his son already offered about 20-hours of testimony in the Mueller probe.
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019,
before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to travel to Louisiana. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Meanwhile, the attorney general has continued to keep his promise to investigate the investigators.    According to reports, Barr has begun a multi-agency investigation into possible surveillance on the Trump campaign.    He is reportedly working closely with CIA Director Gina Haspel, National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats, and FBI Director Christopher Wray to uncover the origins of the Mueller probe.
    This comes after the Trump Justice Department appointed a career Department of Justice lawyer — John Durham — to assist Barr into looking into those allegations.    Durham has reportedly been on the case for months now.

5/14/2019 Sen. Graham backing off FISA abuse probe amid appointment of U.S. attorney Durham by OAN Newsroom
    Senate Judiciary chairman Lindsey Graham said he is going to “back off” from investigating alleged FISA abuses amid the attorney general’s appointment of a U.S. attorney to probe the origin of the Russia probe.
    Graham made the comment on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and also said he doesn’t want to get in the way of or “mess up” U.S. attorney John Durham’s investigation.    The South Carolina Senator also said he’s “glad” there is now “a ‘prosecutor not a politician” looking into the matter.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, responds to reporters on
Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    One America’s John Hines caught up with the lawmaker for more of his thoughts on the move.    He had this to say:
    “Well, I think he seems to be highly qualified, he has a good reputation.    Somebody needs to look at the other side of the equation in 2016 for potential criminal responsibility, and I think he’s a good choice and we need to give him the space to do his job.”
    Graham also told reporters he doesn’t expect them to take his word about the FISA warrant, and doesn’t expect Republicans to take House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler’s word about wrongdoing by the president.

5/15/2019 Durham to review Russia probe by Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY
    WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr has tapped Connecticut’s chief federal prosecutor to assist in a probe into the origins of the Russia investigation and the FBI’s surveillance activities, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.
    John Durham, a mob-busting federal prosecutor for more than three decades, has been assisting the attorney general for several weeks to determine whether federal investigators acted appropriately in the early stages of the inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
    Barr announced he had launched the review during an appearance last month before a Senate subcommittee.    He expressed concern about the FBI’s use of surveillance involving associates of then-candidate Donald Trump as authorities sought to plumb Russia’s interference efforts, though Barr said he didn’t know whether officials had done anything wrong.
    Durham has led several high-profile special investigations, including an examination of the FBI’s handling of criminal informants in     Boston during the Clinton administration, which led to the prosecution of former agent John Connolly.    He also led an inquiry during the George W. Bush administration into the CIA’s destruction of videotapes depicting the torture of terror detainees.

5/15/2019 FBI’s inquiry is under review - Barr gives Russia case to top federal prosecutor by Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY
    WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr tapped Connecticut’s chief federal prosecutor, John Durham, to assist in an investigation into the origins of the Russia inquiry and the FBI’s surveillance activities, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.
    Durham, a Mob-busting federal prosecutor for more than three decades, has assisted the attorney general for several weeks to determine whether federal investigators acted appropriately in the early stages of the now completed inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
    Former attorney general Barr announced he had launched the review last month in an appearance before a Senate subcommittee.    He expressed concern about the FBI’s surveillance of associates of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign as authorities sought to understand Russia’s interference efforts.    Barr said he did not know whether officials had done anything wrong.
    “Spying on a campaign is a big deal,” Barr told lawmakers. “I think spying did occur. The question is whether it was adequately predicated.”     The attorney general said he planned to examine the “genesis and the conduct” of the FBI’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.    “I am not saying that improper surveillance occurred,” he told the Senate Appropriations subcommittee.    “I am concerned about it.    There is a basis for my concern.”
    Durham has led several high-profile special investigations, including an examination of the FBI’s handling of criminal informants in Boston during the Clinton administration, which led to the prosecution of former agent John Connolly.    He led an inquiry during the George W. Bush administration into the CIA’s destruction of videotapes depicting the torture of terror detainees.
    “It’s inconceivable to me that the appointment of someone with John Durham’s record would be considered unless the use of a grand jury was contemplated,” said former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who chose Durham for the CIA review.
    President Trump enthusiastically endorsed Barr’s action.    “I am so proud of our attorney general that he is looking into it,” he said Tuesday.
    Democrats have seized on Barr’s use of the term “spying,” asserting that the attorney general sided with Trump to disparage the 22-month-long investigation, which the president repeatedly described as a “witch hunt.”
    Last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray said he was unaware of any evidence indicating the FBI abused its authority, distancing himself from the attorney general.    “That’s not the term I would use,” Wray told the same Senate panel, referring to the “spying” reference.
    Rod Rosenstein, until recently the Justice Department’s second-in-command, said in a speech Monday that based on what he knew in 2017, “the investigation of Russian election interference was justified, and closing it was not an option.”
    The review involving the attorney general and Durham marks the third such inquiry into aspects of the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.    It was first reported late Monday by The New York Times.
    The Justice Department’s inspector general is reviewing surveillance warrants authorities used to eavesdrop on a former campaign aide, Carter Page, in October 2016.    Barr said that effort should be completed by late May or June.    The chief federal prosecutor in Utah, John Huber, is in the midst of a separate review.
    Trump and Republicans in Congress have complained that the FBI targeted the president’s campaign for political reasons, revealing text messages between two senior officials involved in the inquiry who expressed their personal contempt for Trump.    Critics focused on the     FBI’s reliance on information from a former British spy who had been hired indirectly by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to conduct research on Trump before the election.
    “It’s inconceivable to me that the appointment of someone with John Durham’s record would be considered unless the use of a grand jury was contemplated.” Michael Mukasey
John Durham has led high-profile investigations. 2006 FILE PHOTO BY AP
[The above two articles show that the real collusion has been investigated at least two weeks ago and the time for those who committed crimes is coming to an end and I hope it goes all the way to the top, Obama himself and his administration.].

5/15/2019 Rep. Schiff working with DOJ to obtain unredacted Mueller report by OAN Newsroom
    Democrats are pushing forward in their effort to obtain the full unredacted Mueller report.    House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff is reportedly working with the Justice Department in furthering that effort.
    Schiff is not only requesting access to the unredacted report, but all underlying counter-intelligence information as well.     Andrew Desiderio tweet: “Schiff says the intel committee is in negotiations w/ the Justice Department ahead of tomorrow’s deadline for a subpoena for the unredacted Mueller report & counterintelligence information.    Judiciary was also in this phase the night before — and Barr was still held in contempt.”
    The latest push comes ahead of a deadline set by congressional Democrats.
    This is the same phase of negotiations the two sides were in prior to the deadline for Attorney General William Barr to testify.    Of course, he was held in contempt the morning after.
Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence committee, evades reporters as he rushes to a vote during a committee
hearing on Russia, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
[I hope the U.S. Attorney Durham is used to find out who was leaking information to the fake news services and I would suspect it was Adam Schiff since he spent two years making stuff up to the press and denied anything that was brought to life.    Maybe he will get arrested for trying to force Barr to break the law.].

[5/17/200109 THE FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF REVIEW OF WHAT GOT US TO HERE AND MAY LEAD TO SOME PROSECUTIONS]
    Obama and his staff used the NSA to spy on Americans illegally and if you did not know Benjamin J. Rhodes, he was an American political advisor and White House staff member who served as the Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications for U.S. President Barack Obama and adviser on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran was involved in this cover up also.
    And definitely these two suspects who were involved: Gen. James R. Clapper National Intelligence and John O. Brennen CIA Director both under Obama.
    Sidney Stone Blumenthal, an American journalist, activist, writer, and political aide and former aide to President Bill Clinton; a long-time confidant of Hillary Clinton, formerly employed by the Clinton Foundation; and a journalist, especially on American politics and foreign policy, along with Cody Shearer, and Estate Department Johnaton Winer originally gave the information to Christopher Steele.
    James Brien Comey Jr., an American lawyer who was the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 until his dismissal in May 2017.    And of course, there was this illegal handling of classified documents and FBI director James Comey got involved somehow.
    Hillary Clinton was hit on about a private server with classified files on it.    Of course, she went in DENY, DENY mode which sounds like her husband, Bill Clinton.
    Christopher David Steele, a former British intelligence officer with the Secret Intelligence Service MI6 from 1987 until his retirement in 2009.    He ran the Russia desk at MI6 headquarters in London between 2006 and 2009.    In 2009 he co-founded Orbis Business Intelligence, a London-based private intelligence firm.    Christopher David Steele, was the creator of the Trump dossier.
    Can anyone figure out how the creation of a secret wiretap warrant that the FBI used to do a Russia Investigation from a Trump dossier, became breaking news?    I can guess who leaked that to the "fake news."
    I thought that the above was amusing since he is the one covering it up now, and is on Trump on the Russian collusion “witch hunt.”    Of course Adam Schiff was involved to egg everything on to impeach Trump now.
    Adam Schiff, the leaker said Christopher Steele's dossier was "evidence beyond a shadow of doubt of Trump's collusion."
    The Trump dossier was paid for by the Clinton-Kaine 2016 Democratic Party.    Christopher Steele was fired because he leaked files to the media.
    Bruce Genesoke Ohr, a United States Department of Justice official, former associate deputy attorney general and former director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, as of February 2018, and working in the Justice Department's Criminal Division.    His wife Nellie Ohr worked for Fusion GPS, who ordered it, and when she got the dossier, she gave it to Bruce, who then gave it to the FBI.
    It was Michael Isikoff who did a Yahoo article over Carter Page and his Russian connection, which is where Rep. Nunes got involved who wondered why the court did not know about that.
    Sidney Stone Blumenthal, an American journalist, activist, writer, and political aide and former aide to President Bill Clinton; a long-time confidant of Hillary Clinton, formerly employed by the Clinton Foundation; and a journalist, especially on American politics and foreign policy, along with Cody Shearer, and Estate Department Johnaton Winer originally gave the information to Christopher Steele.
    Surveillance on Carter Page and anyone associated with him were being spied on.    So this was a SMEAR job for Hillary clinton to win the election, which we know did not happen.
    Nunes sent Rep. Trey Gowdy and Rep. John Ratcliffe to review the FISA document.    The review showed that FBI Comey and McCabe did not verify it.    Comey signed it 3 times, McCabe signed it once, and then to Loretta Lynch in charge of the DOJ, knew that the following signed the FISA warrant: Salley Yates, Dana Boente (Virginia Judge) and Rod Rosestein and sent it through by October 21, 2016, less than a month after Michael Isikoff's article was released.    Does anyone smell six dishonest lying FBI and DOJ officials?
    Rosemary Mayers Collyer, a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and currently the Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.    Collyer was one of four FISA Court judges who approved a FISA warrant (issued in October 2016 and renewed several times) authorizing the wiretapping of Carter Page.    So now it is found out that there was illegal activity by the FBI, with contractors doing improper disclosures on Americans.
    FBI lawyer James Baker was under criminal investigation for leaking to media, Republican lawmakers revealed, closed-door interview, Baker’s lawyer, Daniel Levin, instructed him to not talk about his contacts with journalists.
    Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) addressed the Jan. 15 letter to John Durham, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, who, according to Levin, handles the investigation of Baker.
    The following three individuals have been mentioned recently to have some issues with these events.
Joseph Mifsud, allegedly told Papadopoulos this in April 2016, and Papadopoulos allegedly told Downer what Mifsud had said in early May.    It is entirely possible that Papadopoulos was set up by Mifsud, who has now disappeared and is hopefully just in hiding and not at the bottom of some body of water.
    This chain of events became important when the FBI began using the Papadopoulos tip as an excuse for its “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation into the Trump campaign, in order to say why they didn’t rely on the Clinton-funded dossier.
    But the FBI didn’t open Crossfire Hurricane until several months after the Dibble-Downer tip was received, and that tip, if it ever even occurred, didn’t go through the normal and proper chain of intelligence (others have claimed that the tip wasn’t taken seriously until the Democratic National Committee hack was made public).
    More damning for the FBI’s Papadopoulos excuse was that they didn’t interview Papadopolous until after the 2016 election, and went after Carter Page for FISA surveillance instead.    This was no damning piece of firsthand information, or emergency.    It was hearsay, and what Papadopoulos said to Downer, and what Mifsud said to Papadopoulos, is still disputed.
    The reality is that the Clinton-funded dossier started the FBI’s investigation into Trump, at least the official Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
Kathleen Kavalec, was the Deputy Assistant Secretary – Department of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs serving under Victoria Nuland.
    Kavalec sent Bruce Ohr “information on Simon Kukes, a Russian-born executive who contributed more than $250,000 to Trump-supporting organizations after Trump won the Republican nomination.”    In follow-up email, Kavalec references connections between Kukes and Sergei Millian.
    As of 2018, Kavalec was President Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Albania.    Kavalec is on Devin Nunes' interview list.
Sidney Blumenthal, is an even more infamous Clinton stooge.    “Sid” is so infamous that Obama told Hillary that he didn’t want Blumenthal associated with the Obama administration.    Blumenthal got the Trump-Russia conspiracies written by Shearer into the Obama State Department, when only the Clinton campaign was talking about Trump-Russia collusion.
    So as seen below is that group who will be under investigation for some time until they get the real story out to the public.
       

5/16/2019 Prominent attorney says former CIA Director at center of conspiracy to frame President Trump by OAN Newsroom
    A prominent attorney believes former CIA Director John Brennan is at the center of a conspiracy to frame President Trump.
    During an interview Wednesday, Joe Digenova said Brennan is the mastermind behind a scheme to remove the president from office with the Russian collusion hoax.    He accused the former CIA director of working with James Clapper and James Comey to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton of her email scandal in 2016.
    Digenova said when Clinton still lost, Brennan used the Russian hoax as an “insurance policy” to undermine President Trump’s Election Day victory.
Former CIA Director John Brennan prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017,
before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
    “Make no mistake about it, John Brennan is the mastermind of this conspiracy to frame Donald Trump, and to steal his presidency from him after he was elected,” he stated.    “John Brennan is at the core of this conspiracy — his handymen and acolytes were Clapper and Comey, and the senior FBI officials who worked with Comey, but lets not forget that all the people at the senior levels of the U.S. Department of Justice under Obama were involved in this plot.”
    Digenova said President Trump’s decision to revoke Brennan’s security clearance proved to be in the best interest of the American people.

5/17/2019 Attorney General Barr review on Russia probe to focus on intelligence gathering actions by OAN Newsroom
    Attorney General William Barr said he wants to make sure the Russia investigation was done properly.    In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Friday, Barr said his own review of the probe, which examines Russian interference in the 2016 election, will be focused on intelligence gathering efforts prior to the formal FBI inquiry in July 2016.reviewing the conduct” of the FBI in the earliest days of what would become a two-year long investigation.
    In the interview, the attorney general said, “government power was used to spy on American citizens, I can’t imagine any world where we wouldn’t take a look and make sure that was done properly.”
    He didn’t expand on what prompted his concerns about the origins of the probe, but did say he has more questions now than when he came in.    Barr said he’s most interested in the underlying intelligence which prompted the FBI to start the investigation, and what actions officials took based on that intelligence.
    Earlier this week, President Trump praised the attorney general for his work:
    “It was the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the people of this country.    And you know what?    I am so proud of this attorney general that he is looking into it.    I think it’s great.”
President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr attend the 38th Annual National Peace Officers’
Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    In a tweet Friday, the president said his campaign was “conclusively spied on,” and said the act amounts to “treason.”
    Trump tweet: “My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!
    On Monday, Barr announced Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham would be heading the review.    Durham previously investigated cases of law enforcement corruption as well as the destruction of CIA videotapes.
    Barr hasn’t indicated when the review may end, but reports say he’s working closely with the CIA, FBI and the director of National Intelligence on the matter.    The attorney general also said he’s reviewing Justice Department rules surrounding the investigation, but did not specify what if any changes could come.

5/17/2019 Judicial Watch: Obama knew of FOIA request, knew Clinton was using private servers by OAN Newsroom
    New evidence has suggested the Obama-era White House was more involved with Hillary Clinton’s email scandal than previously thought.
    Judicial Watch obtained 44 pages of documents from the State Department this week, revealing White House staff were tracking a December 2012 FOIA request by the left-leaning group ‘Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington’.
(CREW).    According to those documents, the request raised the alarm among Obama White House staff and the damage control began.
    “CREW had sent this request asking for records about any email accounts associated with Hillary Clinton.    They had sent this request again in December of 2012. The White House contacts the State Department and says ‘we want to know what’s going on, how are you responding to this to this Freedom of Information Act request?’ So, there’s some very interesting dialogue back and forth among the State Department officials.” – Bill Marshall, senior investigator – Judicial Watch
    CREW’s request went ignored until months later in May of 2013.    The State Department finally responded, saying there were no records matching their request.    In a chain of emails sent between Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, the Clinton aides referred to waiting on advice from the White House Counsel on how to proceed further.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo)
    Meanwhile, Judicial Watch was still pushing for access to Clinton’s emails in court, claiming the State Department acted in bad faith.    They are not alone.    A judge has declared the email scandal to be “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”
    “Like what we’re seeing here…it demonstrates how the White House knew all along, for a long period of time, that that Hillary was was using an illegal email server,” stated Judicial Watch’s senior investigator.    “Of course they knew because Hillary, we know, was communicating with Barack Obama via her illegal email account.”
    As a result of court ordered depositions and a series of document releases, Judicial Watch believes the Obama-era White House orchestrated a cover-up for the former secretary of state.

5/18/2019 Giuliani: no one really respects Comey by OAN Newsroom
    President Trump’s personal attorney is firing back at former FBI Director James Comey, for his recent comments on Attorney General William Barr.
    On Twitter late Friday, Rudy Giuliani undermined Comey’s opinion, saying “no one really respects him, or wants to hear from him.”
FILE – In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President
Donald Trump, speaks in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
    Giuliani went on to slam Comey’s previous position at the FBI, saying he abused his power while violating DOJ ethics.
    This comes, after Comey accused AG Barr of “sliming” the department, in regards to his handling of the Russia investigation.
[Lying Comey knows his time is short and he has no protection except to rat on the real collusion.].

5/20/2019 Swedish prosecutor requests Assange’s detention over rape allegation by Helena Soderpalm
FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen as he leaves a police station
in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a request with a local court on Monday for him to be detained in absentia.
    If granted, the court order would be the first step in a process to have Assange extradited from Britain, where he is serving a 50-week sentence for skipping bail.
    Sweden reopened the rape investigation last week. It was begun in 2010 but dropped in 2017 after Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
    Assange, who denies the accusation, was arrested in London last month after spending seven years inside the embassy.
    “I request the District Court to detain Assange in his absence, on probable cause suspected for rape,” Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson said in a statement on Monday.
    She said she would issue a European arrest warrant for Assange to be surrendered to Sweden if the court decided to detain him.
    Sweden’s decision to reopen the rape investigation casts doubt on where Assange may eventually end up, with U.S. authorities already seeking his extradition over conspiracy charges relating to one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information.
    A lawyer representing Assange in Sweden said he would tell the District Court it could not investigate the prosecutor’s request until he had conferred with his client and learned whether or not he wished to oppose a detention order.
    “Since he is in prison in England, it has so far not been possible even to speak to him by telephone,” Per Samuelson told Reuters.
    Assange, an Australian national, took refuge in the embassy after fighting unsuccessfully through the British courts to avoid extradition to Sweden.
    The British courts will have to rule on the Swedish and U.S. extradition requests, with interior minister Sajid Javid having the final say on which one takes precedence.
    “The outcome of this process is impossible to predict,” Persson said. Citing information from UK authorities, she said Assange would serve 25 weeks of his UK sentence before he could be released.
    A British judge has given the U.S. government a deadline of June 12 to outline its case against Assange.
(Reporting by Helena Soderpalm and Esha Vaish; editing by John Stonestreet and Niklas Pollard)

5/21/2019 Loretta Lynch denies she told Comey to downplay Clinton email probe by OAN Newsroom
    It is now known that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch disputed claims by James Comey.    She said he twisted her words when he claimed she told him to downplay the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
    Lynch’s made the comments last year, but they only came to light Monday in another set of transcripts released by the House Intelligence Committee.
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch is pictured. (AP Photo)
    Lynch said she told Comey she received a referral to open the investigation, and that she was “looking at the matter.”    However, she said she never instructed him to use “specific phraseology.”
    Back in 2017, the former FBI director told the Senate Intelligence Committee Lynch had directed him to refer to the probe as a “matter instead of an investigation.”

5/23/2019 Roger Stone threatening government with lawsuit by OAN Newsroom
    Roger Stone is considering suing the federal government to learn if he was under FBI surveillance.    His legal team has sent several letters to the heads of the Senate Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee as well as U.S. attorney John Durham, who is investigating how the Russia probe began.
    Stone’s concerns stem from a 2017 New York Times article, which claimed the FBI was reviewing intercepted communications between Stone, Paul Manafort, Carter Page and Russia.
    Paul Jenson, Stone’s lawyer, has also suggested his client’s Fourth Amendment rights may have been violated.
Roger Stone, former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, waves as he arrives at federal court
for a hearing, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    Stone is now calling on the White House to declassify documents that could shed light on these allegations.    If they don’t, Stone said he plans to sue.    This comes as he awaits trial for charges stemming from the special counsel investigation.

5/23/2019 Schiff pushes for Rosenstein testimony by OAN Newsroom
    House Democrats are calling on former deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify before Congress about the Mueller probe.
    Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff said his panel and the House Judiciary Committee want to hear from Rosenstein.
    Schiff specifically wants to question Rosenstein about a memo he wrote, which President Trump used to justify the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.    Democrats have used Comey’s dismissal to build their case on obstruction of justice against the president.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., responds to reporters at the
Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    “The most dangerous thing that I think Bill Barr has done is basically say that a president under investigation can make the investigation go away if he thinks it’s unfair…but it also means that if you want to fire the FBI director because he’s not doing what you want, he’s not going easy on Michael Flynn or some other friend of yours or some other witness who might incriminate you, that you have an absolute right to do it — there is nothing absolute about it,” stated Schiff.
    The Intelligence Committee chairman said steps are being taken to schedule a hearing with Rosenstein, and signaled a request for a voluntary interview has been made.
[Schiff nobody on the House Intelligence Committee has any respect for you any more and the only way for you to get any attention is still to leak information to the fake news press like you were doing for the last two years.    Since Rosenstein has retired I hope he grills your ass during that meeting.    Guess what they are declassifying documents to find out why Comey was fired.].

5/23/2019 GOP Rep. Collins calls for Mueller to testify to Judiciary Committee by OAN Newsroom
    The ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee is calling for special counsel Robert Mueller to publicly testify.    Republican Congressman Doug Collins said he would like Mueller to appear before the committee to prove he doesn’t have anything more to add to the investigation.
    However, recent reports indicate the special counsel is on the fence about showing up for a hearing because he thinks it would make him look too political.
Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks during a hearing without
former White House Counsel Don McGahn, who was a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation,
on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    During the no-show hearing for Don McGahn this week, Collins blasted the Democrats for not wanting to hear from Mueller:
    “But you know what’s interesting to me? We have subpoenaed the documents, we’ve subpoenaed that we want underling documents, we’ve subpoenaed stuff that we can’t get, but you know the one thing we seem to avoid is Mr. Mueller himself — the one who wrote it.    We’ve asked since April about Mr. Mueller coming, but every time we seem to get close to Mueller…Mueller gets pushed on a little bit…you wanted the work of the author, but you don’t want to talk to the author.”
    The Georgia lawmaker’s call for Mueller to testify comes after reports said Attorney General William Barr privately briefed Collins on a partially unredacted version of the Mueller report this week.

[IT HAS TAKEN OVER TWO YEARS BUT IT IS FINALLY HAPPENING AS THE INVESTIGATION WILL LOOK AT DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS]
5/24/2019 Trump orders intelligence community to cooperate with review on Russia probe origins
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Attroney General William Barr passes President Donald Trump as he heads to the podium to speak during the presentation
of Public Safety Medals of Valor to officers in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the intelligence community to cooperate with Attorney General William Barr’s review of the events that prompted an investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia.
    The directive comes as the White House spars with congressional Democrats over the work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who led a two-year investigation into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election and if there were any ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
        “Today, at the request and recommendation of the attorney general of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the attorney general’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 presidential election,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said after Trump issued the directive.
    The order also allows Barr to declassify any information he sees fit during his review.
    A redacted version of Mueller’s report was released publicly in April.    The probe found no evidence that the Trump campaign engaged in a criminal conspiracy with Russia and did not draw a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, but outlined some incidents that Democrats have said may be obstruction.
    Republican House member Mark Meadows tweeted on Thursday that “Americans are going to learn the truth about what occurred at their Justice Department.”
    Adam Schiff, a Democrat member and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, criticized Trump’s directive.
    “While Trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice, Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies,” Schiff said on Twitter.
    “The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase.    This is un-American,” he added.
    In separate comments late Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Mueller had told him that he is willing to testify to lawmakers in private, but is willing to make a public statement.
    Nadler, a Democrat, told Maddow that if Mueller did testify behind closed doors then the public would get a written transcript of the testimony.
    But Trump railed on Twitter early Friday against the investigation, and said that the investigation was politically motivated.
    He wrote: “Intelligence Agencies were used against an American President.”
    @DevinNunes @ShannonBream @FoxNews "This should NEVER happen to a President again! Dems are furious at Robert Mueller for his findings – NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION. Now they should go back to work and legislate!
DRAINING THE SWAMP
    Trump, a Republican, harbors suspicions that the Democratic Obama administration ordered him investigated during the 2016 campaign to try to undermine his candidacy, and he wants payback against those he believes were responsible.
    “Comey, Brennan, Clapper, we’re draining the swamp, folks,” Trump told a rally on Monday in Pennsylvania, referring to former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, and James Clapper, a former director of national intelligence, all of whom have been critical of Trump.
    Of specific interest to Trump are the warrants that emanated from a secretive court that authorizes surveillance on foreign powers and their agents.    Trump supporters believe the warrants will identify those responsible for the Russia probe that is still roiling Washington.
    Last month, Barr said at a Senate hearing that “spying” on Trump’s campaign was carried out by U.S. intelligence agencies, though he later referred to his concerns as focused on “unauthorized surveillance.”
    Barr has assigned a top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to probe the origins of the Russia investigation in what is the third known inquiry into the opening of the FBI probe.
(Reporting by Steve Holland and Makini Brice; additional reporting by Rich McKay; Editing by David Alexander, Leslie Adler and Nick Macfie)

5/24/2019 U.S. charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with espionage by Sarah N. Lynch and Mark Hosenball
FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves Southwark Crown Court after being sentenced
in London, Britain, May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The .U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in obtaining access to classified information.
    The superseding indictment comes a little more than a month after the Justice Department unsealed a narrower criminal case against Assange.
    Assange was initially charged with conspiring with Manning to gain access to a government computer as part of a 2010 leak by WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of U.S. military reports about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
    He now faces a total of 18 criminal counts, and could face many decades in prison if convicted.
    “These unprecedented charges demonstrate the gravity of the threat the criminal prosecution of Julian Assange poses to all journalists in their endeavor to inform the public about actions that have been taken by the U.S. government,” said Barry Pollack, an American attorney for Assange.
    The Justice Department said that not only did Assange aid and encourage Manning with the theft of classified materials, but he jeopardized the lives of human sources that included Afghans, Iraqis, journalists, religious leaders, human rights advocates and political dissidents from repressive regimes by publishing their identities.
    Law enforcement officials said on Thursday that the State Department had pleaded with Assange not to reveal the identities of such sources, but Wikileaks ignored the warning.
    Manning was arrested in May 2010 and convicted by court martial in 2013 of espionage in connection with the 2010 Wikileaks disclosures.
    President Barack Obama reduced Manning’s sentence to 7 years from 35 years, but she is now in jail after repeatedly refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating Assange.
    Wikileaks describes itself as specializing in the publication of “censored or otherwise restricted official materials involving war, spying and corruption.”
    Assange is now fighting extradition to the United States, after Ecuador in April revoked his seven-year asylum in the country’s London embassy.    He was arrested that day, April 11, by British police as he left the embassy.
    He is now serving a 50-week sentence in a London jail for skipping bail when he fled to the Ecuadorean embassy in 2012.
    The decision to charge Assange with espionage crimes is notable, and unusual.    Most cases involving the theft of classified information have targeted government employees, like Manning, and not the people who publish the information itself.
    In the wake of Assange’s arrest, prosecutors in Sweden re-opened a criminal investigation into allegations that Assange sexually assaulted a woman during a visit to Sweden.    At one point, before his arrest in Britain, Swedish prosecutors charged him with assaulting two women.
    Swedish authorities recently sent British authorities a fresh request for Assange’s extradition.
    The decision regarding which country should have its chance to prosecute him first is now in the hands of Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Britain’s interior security minister.
    The Justice Department’s quick turnaround with the filing of a more substantial indictment against Assange is not surprising.
    Under extradition rules, the United States had only a 60-day window from the date of Assange’s arrest in London to add more charges.    After that, foreign governments do not generally accept superseding charges.
(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch and Mark Hosenball; Editing by Leslie Adler and Phil Berlowitz)

AS I HAVE SAID WE WILL SEE THEM SOON START RATTING ON EACH OTHER BUT YOU KNOW SOMETHING THE CARTOON
THAT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THOSE AT THE TOP HILLARY CLINTON, JOE BIDEN AND BARACK OBAMA.

5/24/2019 President Trump: Attorney General Barr will get to bottom of Mueller probe by OAN Newsroom
    President Trump recently reiterated his Mueller mantra of ‘no collusion, no obstruction,’ and called on Congress to get to work on drug prices and infrastructure.
    While speaking to reporters at the White House Friday, the president said Democrats need to get over their anger and work with him to do what’s best for the country.    He said the left wants a Mueller re-do, and are doing all they can to obstruct and further investigate.
    Regarding his declassification of documents related to the origins of the Russia probe, President Trump said its now in the hands of Attorney General William Barr.
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019,
before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md, and then on to Tokyo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    “I just want somebody’s who’s going to be fair and I think William Barr is one of the most respected men, one of the most respected men doing what he does in our whole country,” he stated.    “I just want him to be fair…I don’t want him to be for me or for anybody else…I just want him to be fair and that’s what he is.”
    The president called the Mueller probe the “greatest hoax in the history of our country,” and said someone must get to the bottom of it, so it never happens again.

5/25/2019 Rep. Nadler urging speaker pelosi to speed up impeachment inquiry by OAN Newsroom
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler are at odds over how to address Democrat calls to impeach President Trump.
    This week, Nadler said he urged Pelosi to consider an impeachment inquiry just after Capitol Hill’s Memorial Day recess, but the house speaker voiced apprehension to the move.
Committee Chairman of U.S. House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) leaves a House Democrats
meeting at the Capitol May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Critics said Pelosi may be concerned that Democrats are not convinced that such an “aggressive tactic,” like impeachment, is necessary.
    Nadler himself seemed skeptical the move would go anywhere.
    “I’m constantly evolving and thinking on this, and frankly I’ve been going back and forth too because its a very tight question,” said Nadler.    “Yeah I urged the speaker to speed things up and to consider an impeachment inquiry.    Part of the rational for that, which was that if you’re in court seeking to enforce subpoenas.    You have better odds in court if you can say this is part of your impeachment inquiry rather than general oversight.”
    Pelosi and Nadler are also reportedly discussing how soon to hold a contempt vote against Attorney General William Barr.

5/25/2019 Pres. Trump puts Sen. Mark Warner on blast for Barr criticisms by OAN Newsroom
    President Trump lays into the Democrat vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner, over his criticisms of Attorney General William Barr.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, takes his seat at Finance Committee hearing on retirement
challenges, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr.
after he backed out of two scheduled interviews as part of the panel’s Russia investigation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    In a tweet Saturday morning the president said “there is nothing bipartisan” about Warner.
    He went on to say the Senator was “acting and talking like he is in control” of the Intelligence Committee.
    Trump tweet: “Democrat Senator Mark Warner is acting and talking like he is in total control of the Senate Intelligence Committee.    There is nothing bipartisan about him.    He should not be allowed to take “command” of that Committee.    Too important!    Remember when he spoke to the Russian jokester?.”
    His comments come after the Democrat Senator railed against the president, for allowing the attorney general “full power” to declassify all documents related to surveillance on the Trump campaign.

5/29/2019 Comey disputes allegations FBI officials committed treason by OAN Newsroom
    Former FBI Director James Comey is taking aim at President Trump for claiming FBI officials may have engaged in treason.    In an op-ed by the Washington Post Tuesday, Comey called the president a “liar” and claimed he is “peddling lies” about the Russia investigation.
    Comey said if rogue agents wanted to hurt the president in 2016, they could have simply leaked the investigation.    His comments come after President Trump accused former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of engaging in illegal activity while at the bureau.
Former FBI director James Comey listens as he testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence,
on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Comey maintained the FBI did not spy on members of the Trump campaign, which is a position he’s held since Attorney General William Barr suggested spying did occur.
    “With respect to Barr’s comments, I really don’t know what he’s talking about when he talks about spying on the campaign…when I hear that kind of language used, it’s concerning because the FBI and the Department of Justice conduct court ordered electronic surveillance…I have never thought of that as spying,” said the former FBI director.
    Critics of Comey said he may be on the defensive. Many pundits have suggested he may be trying to control the narrative ahead of the conclusion of several investigations looking into the FBI’s conduct during his time leading the bureau.

5/29/2019 Digenova: Huber probe a farce by OAN Newsroom
    A former U.S. attorney is casting doubt on the special prosecutor investigation into the Clinton Foundation.    In an interview Tuesday, Joe Digenova called John Huber’s efforts a farce.
    The special prosecutor was tapped by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to look into the Clinton Foundation and other potential FISA abuses in the FBI and Department of Justice.    However, he earned condemnation from Representatives Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows when they learned he hasn’t utilized a grand jury, and skipped out on his hearing back in December.
U.S. Attorney John W. Huber speaks outside the federal courthouse Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
    Digenova pointed out that Huber hasn’t even interviewed the top witness in his investigation, who Digenova represents as an attorney:
    “Huber was supposed to be investigating leaks and a bunch of other things. He stopped his investigation because of Horowitz, so he’s the useless appendage who’s done nothing.    In fact, he’s supposed to be investigating Uranium One yet he never contacted our law firm, and we represent the key informant in that case, so go figure.”
    Digenova added, Inspector General Michael Horowitz needs to step up and stop trying to protect the institutions of the FBI and Justice Department.
[Huber either did not do what he was asked to do or the DEEP STATE was blocking him from getting the information and covering it up as they go.    The Uranium One concept has been washed away.    GO FIGURE!    This same entity may try to cover up the FISA corruption.].

5/29/2019 Mueller speaks on Russia probe by OAN Newsroom
    Special counsel Robert Mueller said there is insufficient evidence to charge for a broader conspiracy in the Russia investigation.    He made those remarks at the Justice Department Wednesday, saying there were multiple systematic efforts by Russia to influence and interfere with the 2016 election.     Mueller also added, he does not believe it would be appropriate for him to speak further on the investigation and that the report speaks for itself. He also reiterated the guidance for making the decision not to accuse the president of obstruction.
Special counsel Robert Muller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday,
May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
    “Under longstanding department policy, a present president cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office — that is unconstitutional,” he stated.    “It would be unfair to potentially accuse somebody of a crime when there can be no court resolution of the actual charge.”
    Mueller then said the special counsel’s office is closing the investigation, and that he is resigning from the Department of Justice.
    Following the statement, President Trump took to Twitter to say reiterate that there was insufficient evidence and the case is closed.
    Trump tweet: “Nothing changes from the Mueller Report. There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! Thank you.”

5/29/2019 Sanders responds to Mueller statement, reiterates there was ‘no collusion’ by OAN Newsroom
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, “after two-years the special counsel’s Robert Mueller is moving on with his life and everyone else should do the same.”    She made the comment in a statement Wednesday, following Mueller’s public statement regarding the Russia investigation.
    The press secretary pointed out Mueller explicitly said he has nothing to add beyond his report, and therefore does not plan to testify before Congress.    She also said the report was clear in determining there was no collusion and no conspiracy.    Additionally, the Department of Justice confirmed there was no obstruction.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks to media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington,
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, about special counsel Robert Mueller’s remarks. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
    Sanders then noted Mueller stated Attorney General William Barr acted in good faith in his handling of the report.    She later reiterated the special counsel’s findings and outlined Barr’s decision on obstruction:
    “He came to a very explicit conclusion, on that front, that there was no collusion and there was no conspiracy.    He couldn’t make a determination on whether or not there was obstruction, which means that leaves it up to the attorney general.    The attorney general…based off of the exhaustive information laid out in the report that Mueller himself put together, there was no obstruction.    He worked with the deputy attorney general to make that determination.”
    Press Secretary Sanders also reasserted the president has been “fully exonerated.”

5/31/2019 Rep. Schiff: Attorney General Barr should never have been confirmed in first place by OAN Newsroom
    Congressman Adam Schiff is doubling down on his calls for Attorney General William Barr to resign.    While speaking at an event Thursday, the Democrat lawmaker said he believes Barr should never have been confirmed to the position in the first place.
    The California representative then explained how Barr’s previous statements on Robert Mueller and the obstruction investigation should have disqualified him from the role.
    When it came to the question of starting impeachment proceedings against President Trump, however, Schiff was more hesitant.
    “Before we embark on something of this seriousness, I think the question is – is this the right thing for the country?” he asked.    “And I’m not there yet, although the president seems to be doing everything in his power to get me there.”
Rep. Adam Schiff speaks at a conversation session with Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer
at Los Angeles Police Headquarters Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
    Schiff cautioned Democrats against starting the impeachment process only for the purpose of gathering information about the administration.    He warned that the process would be “a wrenching experience for the whole country,” and it cannot be taken lightly.
[Schiff is getting desparate as the truth will be coming out and he will be busted for being the biggest leaker to the press and has no proof of any collusion as he promoted for two years and should not be the head of any committee.].

6/1/2019 Rep. Nunes: Mueller appearance meant to ‘light the fuse for impeachment’ by OAN Newsroom
    Congressman Devin Nunes is demanding the complete release of all underlying documentation from the Mueller probe.
Rep. Devin Nunes speaks at CPAC in National Harbor, Md., February 24, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
    The California lawmaker made the demand Friday, saying the backup and source documents could provide additional information which Mueller may have left out of his report.
    On Thursday, Nunes criticized Mueller for touting the amount of Russian prosecutions his investigation netted, without mentioning Democrats and the Clinton campaign’s ties to Moscow.
    Nunes went on to say, Mueller was dishonest in saying his department could not indict a sitting president, and said if it were true, the president should have “been done after day two.”

6/1/2019 Attorney John Durham takes over for Special Prosecutor John Huber by OAN Newsroom
    Attorney General William Barr delivers a blow to republicans waiting for the results of Special Prosecutor John Huber’s investigation.
John Durham, shown in 2006, will examine the origins of the Mueller investigation
of Russian interference in the 2016 election. (Bob Child/AP)
    Barr announced Friday, U.S. Attorney John Durham will be taking over for Huber to look at possible FISA abuses and surveillance of the Trump campaign.
    Huber was tasked with the investigation back in March of 2018, by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
    His activity was kept under wraps for months, leading many Republicans to question if he was making any progress.
    Barr has since confirmed those suspicions, and said Huber was on stand-by while the office of inspector general conducted its review of the matter.
[Its about time Huber, since his investigation was a joke, either sold out, or was threatened or he was a former DOJ lover and did not investigate their action.    Of course Sessions was part of the problem and Huber was supposed to investigate the Clinton Uranium One issue and the Clinton Foundation funding.].

6/3/2019 House Intel panel to discuss ‘deepfakes’ by OAN Newsroom
    House lawmakers are expected to discuss the threat of so-called ‘deepfakes’ at an upcoming hearing on national security.    According to a congressional aide Monday, the Intelligence Committee will look at videos which are manipulated using artificial intelligence next week.
    This comes as Republicans and Democrats want to combat the spread of disinformation ahead of the 2020 elections.    The issue gained attention after a deceptively edited video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing to slur her words recently went viral.
    Although the video wasn’t made with artificial intelligence technology, experts warn the tactic could be weaponized by foreign governments to influence future elections.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is pictured. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)
    “Advances in areas such as artificial intelligence, communication technologies, biotechnology and materiel sciences are changing our way of life,” stated Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.    “But our adversaries are also investing heavily into these technologies, and they are likely to create new and unforeseen challenges to our health, economy, and security.”
    Next Thursday’s hearing will be the first time Congress specifically focuses on the issue of ‘deepfakes’ after failing to get much attention.

6/4/2019 Report: Christopher Steele agrees to be questioned by U.S. officials by OAN Newsroom
    The former British spy who authored the debunked Trump dossier has reportedly agreed to meet with U.S. officials on certain conditions.
    “The Times of London” reported Tuesday that Christopher Steele will meet with U.S. officials in the coming weeks to discuss his dealings with the FBI.    However, he will only meet with investigators if approved by the British government.
    Steele was hired by opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which was paid — in part — by the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.    The FBI then reportedly used the dossier as evidence to seek a FISA warrant to surveil the Trump campaign.
    The Department of Justice inspector general is reportedly investigating whether the FBI improperly relied on the dossier to obtain a FISA warrant.
Christopher Steele. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

6/4/2019 FBI gave Clinton ‘special treatment’ by OAN Newsroom
    A new batch of FBI emails has revealed officials at the bureau were looking to give special treatment to then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
.     Judicial Watch obtained 218 pages of emails Monday between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.    The emails contained discussions about missing reports and about interviews, commonly referred to as 302’s, pertaining to the Clinton probe.
Peter Strzok is pictured. (AP Photo)
    The emails also showed FBI counsel James Baker speaking with Clinton’s lawyer about “expeditiously” receiving a copy of those reports.
    Those missing reports were ultimately found, and turned over to Clinton’s team before being made public.    Judicial Watch has claimed this is evidence of special treatment.
    Documents obtained by Judicial Watch.

6/7/2019 House plans more hearings on Mueller report by OAN Newsroom
    House Democrats have launched more hearings to maintain public attention on the Mueller report.    On Friday, Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff said his panel will hold a hearing next Wednesday on counterintelligence implications in the report.
    Specifically, lawmakers will review Russian meddling in the 2016 election and ties to the Trump campaign.    The panel has invited two former FBI officials, who were not involved in the Mueller probe, to testify.
Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on national security implications
of climate change on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Schiff has continued to push the Russia collusion narrative for weeks as Democrats consider impeaching the president.
    “We still can’t get an answer and I have to say, it’s very concerning that it’s so hard to get an answer to these very basic questions,” he stated.    “It makes you wonder — did someone really drop the ball here or our there findings that they don’t want the Congress to have for whatever reason?    Do they shed negative light on people currently serving the administration?
    The Intelligence Committee hearings come in addition to a series of similar hearings next week by the Judiciary Committee.    Both panels have threatened to subpoena Robert Mueller to testify if necessary.
[Shifty Schiff thinks he is flying high now and I think he is getting desperate since they have to find some kind of crime to impeach Trump because he spent two years telling the fake news that he had proof of Russian collusion, and we will soon see him go down crashing in flames as he has already lost all respect from many in the Congress and Senate and has been asked by members to remove himself from the Committee chair.].

6/7/2019 Rep. Omar violated Minn. campaign finance laws, must reimburse funds by OAN Newsroom
    Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is running into legal trouble just months after being sworn-in on Capitol Hill.    According to Minnesota state officials Thursday, Omar violated campaign finance rules during her time as a state representative.    The Democrat lawmaker must now pay back her former campaign committee and the state roughly $4,000.
    The investigation began last fall after a Republican state lawmaker filed a formal complaint about Omar’s spending practices.     Investigators uncovered evidence of Omar spending money on travel and hotel expenses for out of state trips, which were not related to her serving in office.     Additional documents showed the lawmaker used campaign money to obtain her immigration records and to file a joint tax return with her husband.    The latter process took place between 2014 and 2015 with Omar’s current husband, while she was reportedly married to another man.
File- This March 12, 2019, file photo shows Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listening as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director
Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
    This could land Omar in trouble with the IRS because joint filings are only allowed if a couple is legally recognized as married in the state they are living in.
    The Republican state lawmaker who first filed the complaint responded to the findings by saying “this adds to the litany of disrespect for the law that Representative Omar has.”
    At this time Omar plans to pay back the money and close down the account from her state race.
[She knew what she was doing tax fraud and should be punished to the full extent of the law and the people of Minnesota should be ashamed that they voted in a crook as a congress person, but then some are people who Muslim/Islamic believe that lying is okay if it suits the end result, which is totally un-American.].

6/9/2019 Lawmakers Push for Michael Cohen to be Charged for Perjury by OAN Newsroom
    Lawmakers are calling for Michael Cohen to be held responsible for lying to Congress.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., asks a question during a House Oversight and Reform committee hearing on facial recognition
technology in government, Tuesday June 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    Republican Congressmen Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows are leading this effort by pushing to examine Cohen’s testimony for evidence of perjury.
    To do so, the Representatives Jordan and Meadows sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings, Friday.
    The letter functioned as an official request for Michael Cohen’s testimony transcript which the lawmakers plan to use against Cohen to point out two instances of lying.
    “You can’t have people coming in front of Congress and lying to us, which is exactly what Cohen did” Representative Jim Jordan said.
    In one instance, Cohen told Congress he would not accept a pardon from President Trump.
    However later evidence showed this was a lie, as Cohen and his legal team considered the pardon an option.
    Cohen also adamantly claimed he never wanted a job in the White House which was disputed by court documents submitted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
    The letter disclosed Jordan and Meadows’ ‘disgust’ and slammed Cummings mishandling of the situation after he said he would hold Cohen accountable more than 100 days ago.
    Jordan has been vocal about the left wing’s continuous attacks on the President, thinking this could play a role in Cummings’ hesitation to dig deeper into Cohen’s’ lies.
    The letter urges Cummings’ to reconsider his decision and to ‘put the institutional interests of the committee’ above his political goals.

6/12/2019 House Intel Committee holds open hearing on counter-Intel from Mueller report by OAN Newsroom
    The House Intelligence Committee has remained committed to pouring over the findings of the Mueller report.    On Wednesday morning, the committee kicked off an open hearing with testimony from two former counter-intelligence officials from the FBI.
    The hearing is the first in a string of planned hearings on the outcome of the report.    Critics have said this is just another attempt by the Democrats to push the Russia collusion narrative despite the former special counsel finding no evidence to substantiate those claims.
From left, Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.,
speak before a House Intelligence Committee hearing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Ranking committee member Devin Nunes called out Democrat’s inability to let go of the “collusion delusion” despite the accusations being exposed as a hoax.
    “The entire scheme was has no imploded and the collusion accusation has become exposed as a hoax,” he stated.    “One would think that the Democrats would simply apologize and get back to lawmaking and oversight, but it’s clear they couldn’t stop this grotesque spectacle even if they wanted to…the collusion hoax now defines the Democratic Party.”
    Nunes went on to say Democrats have abandoned their lawmaking duties entirely, and are only capable of continuously attacking the administration.

6/13/2019 DOJ to question senior CIA officials regarding origins of Russia probe by OAN Newsroom
    The Justice Department will interrogate senior CIA officers as part of an investigation on the origins of the Russia probe.    Attorney General William Barr reportedly assigned Connecticut prosecutor John Durham to interview the CIA’s senior counterintelligence official as well as a senior analyst who examined the Kremlin’s alleged influence in the 2016 election.
    Durham is an attorney and career prosecutor who has gained praise by major conservatives, who believe he will aid in Barr’s efforts to finally get the truth out
.
    “Like many other people who are familiar with intelligence activities, I had a lot of questions about what was going on and I assumed I’d get answers when I went inz,” said Barr.    “I have not gotten answers that are at all satisfactory and, in fact, I probably have more questions…
Attorney General William Barr, gestures as he speaks during a graduation ceremony for students of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy at the FBI training facility in Quantico, Va., Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
    Officials say the probe is not a criminal inquiry, but Durham has the authority to investigate possible criminal activity if discovered.
    Although the Department of Justice has not yet filed a formal request, intelligence officials have reportedly been informed and are willing to cooperate.    CIA Director Gina Haspel said the agency will work with Durham to shed light on the unlawful surveillance of the Trump campaign, but will keep sources and CIA collection methods confidential.
    The interviews come after President Trump empowered the attorney general to declassify major players involved in the Mueller report.
    “The Mueller report, I wish, covered the origins of how it started — the beginnings of the investigation and how it started — it didn’t cover that,” explained the president.    “This has been a very bad thing for the United States…it’s been a total waste of time.”
    Barr’s “all encompassing” review aims to uncover how the Obama-era FBI and CIA came to the conclusion that Russian operatives aided the Trump campaign in the 2016 elections.

6/15/2019 Justice backs refusal to turn over Trump’s taxes by Michael Balsamo, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The Justice Department issued a legal opinion Friday finding that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was right to withhold President Donald Trump’s tax returns from a House committee that subpoenaed them.
    The House Ways and Means Committee subpoenaed six years of Trump’s tax returns in May, but the Treasury Department refused to provide the documents.    At the time, Mnuchin said the request lacked a “legitimate legislative purpose.”
    The 33-page opinion from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel argues that the committee’s chairman, Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., wanted to make the president’s tax returns public and because of that plan, the request was not to carry out a legitimate legislative function.
    But Neal has said the law is clear the information must be released to Congress, the documents were sought to aid a committee investigation into whether the IRS is doing its job properly to audit a sitting president, and obtaining them would be a “necessary piece” of the committee’s work.
    The Chairman’s request that Treasury turn over the President’s tax returns, for the apparent purpose of making them public, amounted to an unprecedented use of the Committee’s authority and raised a serious risk of abuse,” the opinion said.
    Democrats sought Trump’s tax returns under a 1924 law that directs the IRS to furnish such information when requested to the chairs of Congress’ taxwriting committees.    Besides Trump, every president since Richard Nixon has made his tax returns public.
    Neal said last month that he didn’t plan to hold Mnuchin in contempt, saying the committee might instead pursue a legal fight to force the Treasury Department to turn over the documents.
    A spokeswoman for the House Ways and Means Committee said the legal opinion was still being reviewed and declined to comment further.    Representatives for the Treasury Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    The Justice Department’s backing of Treasury’s refusal to provide the president’s tax returns is likely to further tensions between congressional Democrats and Attorney General William Barr, whom they’ve accused of trying to stonewall Congress’ constitutional oversight power.
    The House Judiciary Committee voted last month to hold Barr in contempt after he failed to comply with a subpoena for an unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation and underlying investigative records.    Earlier this week, the House Oversight Committee voted to hold Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to comply with subpoenas for documents related to a decision adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
    Sen. Ron Wyden, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, said the opinion “reads like it was written by Donald Trump’s personal lawyer” and said it “further reflects Attorney General Barr’s willingness to protect the president at all costs.”
Attorney General William Barr has been accused of trying to stonewall Congress’ constitutional oversight power. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
[As you can see that the Do Nothing Congress is spending your tax dollars for frivilous law suits which they have no right to have, now geting Bill and Hillary's tax records for the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One would be more approriate to find illegal activities.].

    6/17/2019 Measles is now in 28 states.
    Back on 5/7/2019 the number of confirmed U.S. measles cases this year climbed to 764, more than double the number a year ago and the highest total in 25 years, now it has spread to 28 states, 800 confirmed by 5/26/2019, by 6/12/2019 the total in the U.S. has grown to 1,022.
    States reporting cases are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and Rhode Island.
    So does the CDC believe that the measle outbreak came from Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines as you can see in the above image that southern illegal immigration pushed into Arizona and California spread northward all the way to Washington state, and notice New Mexico has none because Trump built a wall there.    Texas got it too because they wanted them, and then an influx into Florida, spread to Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan and Iowa who are states hiring migrants for farm work, and then the Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire wanted migrants and also ended up getting many of the MS-13 gangs who spread the measles in their area which is a pandemic to them now.    Anyone who looks at that and ignores that deserves to be infected as God works in mysterious ways.    What I laugh about is that the CDC is going to look foolish when the next round of new severe diseases comes around that will be coming and it will be the fault of the Democrats in Congress for not responding to Trumps request for a crisis at the border and created Sanctuary Cities.
    Notice that Idaho, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Maine now has measles.    New Mexico which has 3 sanctuary cities and built a southern wall but with 3 states around them and it was just a matter of time.
    So how is Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Ohio, Distric of Columbia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Lousianna, Arkansas, Vermont, and Hawaii are not getting measles yet
?    That is easy, since they did not have the southern migration.

6/18/2019 Judicial Watch: Obama State Dept. worked with top Democrats to release Steele dossier by OAN Newsroom
    Government watchdog group Judicial Watch recently released emails from the Obama State Department related to the origins of the “debunked Russia hoax.”
    In a statement Monday, Judicial Watch said Obama-era officials, including John Kerry and Victoria Nuland, worked on the unverified Trump dossier back in 2016.    They coordinated their efforts with Daniel Silverberg, who was a top aide to Democrat House Whip Steny Hoyer at the time.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry is pictured. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)
    Judicial Watch said Obama officials were sending classified information to their affiliates in Congress.    They also sought to release the dossier shortly after the election.
    “Well that’s inappropriate, because they sent out classified information to people who don’t need to see it for improper purposes, it’s illegal,” explained Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.    “In fact, one of the emails shows — ‘we made the deadline!’ — it was the day before the inauguration…they tried to get the dirt out on Trump and Russia, that’s what the documents suggest.”
    The watchdog group is also suing the State Department for communication between Nuland and Fusion GPS to obtain further evidence of anti-Trump activity at top levels of the Obama administration.
[THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FROM MY FISA-UNDER SURVEILLANCE 2019 AND 2019A FILES PLUS TWO NEW NAMES FROM THE ABOVE ARTICLE.
Victoria Jane Nuland, the CEO of the Center for a New American Security, and former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State, and held the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest diplomatic rank in the United States Foreign Service.     Vashukevich rose to prominence in February last year when Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny published an investigation detailing dealings between Deripaska and Sergei Prikhodko, then-Russian deputy prime minister who played a prominent role in shaping Russia’s foreign policy.
‘Sex cult’ tantric yoga retreat in Thailand reopens after rape scandal
    Navalny drew on Vashukevich’s video from summer 2016 when Deripaska was hosting Prikhodko on his yacht and was caught on tape saying that relations between Russia and the US were bad because of then-assistant secretary of State Victoria Nuland.     The reality is that the Clinton-funded dossier started the FBI’s investigation into Trump, at least the official Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
Kathleen Kavalec, was the Deputy Assistant Secretary – Department of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs serving under Victoria Nuland.
Victoria Nuland, was a top Obama State Department official, and potentially Clinton’s secretary of state.    Nuland had a role in pushing Fusion GPS conspiracy theories in the State Department, and in the broader Obama administration.
    She received the Steele dossier just after it was created, via Jonathan Winer, in July 2016.    That was possibly two months before the document was in the hands of the FBI, unless the FBI had it sooner than we currently know.    She then ultimately gave permission for the FBI to make the contact with Steele, which was initiated by Michael J. Gaeta, an FBI agent based in Rome who became Steele’s handler.
    Steele even came to the State Department to directly brief officials on his work, paid for by the Clinton campaign.    Nuland had an awkward exchange with Sen. Richard Burr, where she claimed she “actively” avoided this Steele briefing, but also said she didn’t hear about the briefing until after it occurred.
    Safe to say that if Nuland was tied to the Trump campaign, she would already be indicted for perjury by Mueller’s team of angry Democrats.
Steny Hamilton Hoyer, American attorney and politician serving as U.S. Representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district since 1981 and as House Majority Leader since 2019.    A Democrat, he was first elected in a special election on May 19, 1981, and is currently serving in his 20th term.
Daniel Silverberg, was National Security Advisor at U.S. House of Representatives, presently Washington, District Of Columbia, Law Practice.]

6/20/2019 President Trump touts DOJ probe into potential spying on Trump campaign by OAN Newsroom
    President Trump said the Department of Justice is working hard to determine whether or not U.S. Intelligence secretly monitored phone calls of the 2016 Trump campaign.     During an interview Wednesday, the president said “if they spied on my campaign it will be one of the greatest revelations in the history of this country.”
    He went on to describe Democrats as “unhinged,” saying if his calls were tapped it would be the “ultimate” discovery.
In this June 18, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during his re-election kickoff
rally at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    “The fact is, they were spying on my campaign, using agencies, intelligence agencies to do it, going after Page and Papadopoulos and probably others,” explained the President.    “We’re trying to find out whether or not they actually listened in on my calls…that would be the ultimate…I think if that happened, we’ll probably find out.”
    The attorney general said the probe will look at whether surveillance of the Trump campaign was lawfully conducted.    He’s working with the Intelligence community to get to the bottom of alleged misuse of the FISA process.

6/20/2019 Democrat staffers charged, jailed for doxxing GOP senators by OAN Newsroom
    Another one of Democrat Senator Maggie Hassan’s former aides is facing charges in connection to a 2018 leak of GOP senators’ person information.
    On Wednesday, former employee Samantha Davis was charged for allegedly tampering with evidence and abetting computer fraud.    On that same day, her former co-worker Jackson Cosko was sentenced to four years in prison.
    Davis reportedly gave her colleague and close friend Cosko a key to the senator’s office, where he was able to steal the data.    Davis reportedly agreed to loan him the key, and wipe his fingerprints from the office computers.
Sen. Maggie Hassan, N.H., arrives for a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Cosko also admitted — at first — to sneaking into the senator’s office to retaliate against colleagues he believed got him fired.    Instead, Cosko hacked into the computers to copy GOP senator’s personal information such as phone numbers and home addresses to later post on Wikipedia.    The ex-staffer admitted his actions were fueled by rage over the GOP senators’ roles in Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.
    In a victim statement, Senator Rand Paul said Cosko’s actions caused him and his family to worry about their personal safety.    Prosecutors said the former aide also threatened to release medical information of the senator’s children in an extortion attempt.
    Cosko reportedly worked for a number Democrat lawmakers, including Representative Sheila Jackson.
    “This is an unpaid intern who has been in the offices of both senators and House members, and has even been employed by House members,” stated Jackson.    “I strongly condemn the individual’s indefensible and criminal behavior.”
    The district judge who hashed out Cosko’s four year sentence said the ruling is a warning against politically motivated criminal harassment.
[    The following was found at https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/3/jackson-cosko-democratic-operative-charged-doxxing/
10/3/2018 Democratic operative charged with 'doxxing' senators by Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times
Jackson Cosko, the Democratic staffer accused of “doxing” Republican senators during the Kavanaugh confirmation fight, was caught after he sneaked into a Senate Democrat’s office this week and tried to use a computer, police said in an affidavit made public Thursday.
    Mr. Cosko, 27, stands accused of a number of federal and local crimes after police say he posted personal addresses and telephone numbers of senators to their Wikipedia pages over the last couple of weeks.
    He appeared for an initial hearing in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and was ordered detained until a hearing Tuesday.
    He had been working for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat and staunch opponent of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, but her office told reporters Mr. Cosko had been fired once they learned of the case against him.
    Police said he had worked for a Senate office before, though he was pushed to resign earlier this year.    A spokesman for Sen. Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire Democrat, confirmed she had employed him and he had been asked to resign “for failing to follow office procedures.”
    10/3/2018 Jackson Cosko, who calls himself a “Democratic Political Professional” with cybersecurity expertise, is accused of crimes for allegedly doxing Republican Senators during the Brett Kavanaugh/Christine Blasey Ford hearings by LouieFisk.
    The United States Capitol Police arrested the suspect who allegedly “posted private, identifying information (doxing) about one of more United States Senators to the internet,” a statement said.
    According to Legistorm, he worked for U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and previously worked for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA).    A September 2018 letter from Sheila Jackson Lee (D -TX) identifies him as a staffer for her office.
doxing search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.].

6/21/2019 Transcript: Hope Hicks hearing fixed on Steele dossier, Lewandowsky by OAN Newsroom
    The House Judiciary Committee released a transcript of its closed-door testimony with former White House aide Hope Hicks.    The 273 page transcript shows Hicks was highly critical of the FBI’s use of the unverified Steele dossier, and opposed taking opposition research from foreign parties.
    However, lawmakers focused on former Trump campaign aide Corey Lewandowsky, who Hicks was allegedly dating at the time.    House Democrats expressed their frustration with Hicks’s reluctance to answer questions, but Republicans on the committee dismissed Democrat claims as a “political stunt.”
Former White House communications director Hope Hicks departs after a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary
Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    “Is the White House standing in the way? — No, I don’t think so.    I think they’re asserting the OLC opinion, which is immunity for senior White House officials.    This has been in both, in all administrations, not just Republican, not just Democratic.    I don’t think they’re standing in the way because she’s actually here testifying and she is answering questions that don’t fall under that opinion.” —Rep. Doug Collins, (R-Ga.)
    Congressman Doug Collins said the Hicks hearing was a waste of time, and said Democrats of the committee tried to misinterpret her words.    He urged committee chair Jerry Nadler to subpoena former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify instead.
    Congressman Devin Nunes also criticized Democrats’ questioning of Hicks.    In an interview Thursday, Nunes said “old pervy” Democrats asked Hicks about her love life during the closed-door hearing.    The interview was supposed to focus on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction by the president, but Nunes — who doesn’t sit on the panel — said sources told him Democrats strayed from the topic.    Republicans, including Nunes, have taken issue with Democrats for pushing the Russia collusion narrative.
    “After years of false accusations and McCarthyite smears, the collusion hoax now defines the Democratic Party,” stated Nunes.    “The hoax is what they have in place of a governing philosophy or a constructive vision for our country.”
[ Corey R. Lewandowski, is an American political operative, lobbyist and political commentator, and was a political commentator for One America News Network, Fox News and CNN, as well as a campaign manager of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign for President of the United States from January 2015 to June 2016.].

6/25/2019 Austrian court clears way for U.S. extradition of Ukrainian tycoon Firtash
FILE PHOTO - Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash arrives at court in Vienna, Austria, February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
    VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a decision granting a U.S. request to extradite Ukrainian tycoon Dmytro Firtash, paving the way for him to face trial in the United States over bribery allegations.
    Firtash, who denies wrongdoing, is a former business partner of veteran U.S. Republican political operative and convicted felon Paul Manafort.    He is also a former supporter of Ukraine’s ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovich.    Firtash made a fortune selling Russian gas to the Kiev government.
    A U.S. grand jury indicted Firtash in 2013, along with a member of India’s parliament and four others, on suspicion of bribing Indian government officials to gain access to minerals used to make titanium-based products.    Firtash denies wrongdoing.
    The Austrian Supreme Court upheld a previous ruling by a lower court that he can be extradited despite his lawyers arguing that he is the victim of political “persecution” by the United States, which he has never visited.
    Firtash made no comment as he left the court after the ruling.    He is free on bail and, unlike after a previous extradition case, he was not arrested immediately after the verdict was handed down.
    Austrian Justice Minister Clemens Jabloner, a civil servant who is part of a caretaker government in place until an election widely expected in September, must now decide whether to extradite Firtash.
    His ministry was not immediately available for comment.
(Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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