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Report: FISA Warrant Obtained by FBI to Surveil Former Trump Adviser, Carter Page

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-obtained-fisa-warrant-to-monitor-former-trump-adviser-carter-page/2017/04/11/620192ea-1e0e-11e7-ad74-3a742a6e93a7_story.html?utm_term=.860258035d46
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30pm 4/12/2017 at 7:30pm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-obtained-fisa-warrant-to-monitor-former-trump-adviser-carter-page/2017/04/11/620192ea-1e0e-11e7-ad74-3a742a6e93a7_story.html?utm_term=.860258035d46

According to a report by the Washington Post, the FBI obtained a FISA warrant last summer to monitor former Trump adviser, Carter Page. WaPo’s report is based on information provided by anonymous sources not at liberty to discuss the investigation.

The FBI and DOJ believed Page may have been acting as a...

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Fevered Swamps: Lawrence O’Donnell promotes bizarre Trump-Putin-Assad conspiracy theory

http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/the-trump-putin-theory-on-syria-that-can-t-be-ruled-out-916753987666
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8:00pm 4/8/2017 at 8:00pm
http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/the-trump-putin-theory-on-syria-that-can-t-be-ruled-out-916753987666

Donald Trump ordered a limited military strike on a Syrian air base after the Syrian military was believed behind a chemical weapons airstrike that killed dozens.

The military strike generally received praise both because it happened and because, at least for now, it was limited and intended to establish the red line...

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Dems are taking names and keeping score of Trump admin takedowns

https://twitter.com/peterdaou/status/850006324947677185
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 7, 2017 at 5:30pm 4/7/2017 at 5:30pm
https://twitter.com/peterdaou/status/850006324947677185

When Devin Nunes stepped away from the Russia probe despite his position as the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, it was a major victory for those seeking to obfuscate and stall one of the two tracks of investigation: The unmasking of names that Susan Rice has admitted doing, though she...

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Devin Nunes steps away from Russia probe

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:57am 4/6/2017 at 9:57am

This is breaking news and will be updated.

Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, who exposed the “unmasking” of information regarding the Trump transition team by the Obama administration, has announced he will step aside from the Russia investigation

This is a major victory for Democrats, who have smeared...

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How long before Ben Rhodes gets swept up in Susan Rice unmasking scandal?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8:45pm 4/5/2017 at 8:45pm

My post, At this point, anti-Trump Russia hysteria smells like Ben Rhodes-style echo chamber, has received a pretty good reaction.

The basis thesis was that what is happening to Trump when it comes to Russia is similar to the admitted deception and media echo chamber created by Ben Rhodes, communications point man for the...

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CNN’s Cuomo to Sen. Mike Lee: “Breitbart using you as a poster boy” to attack Susan Rice

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10:15am 4/5/2017 at 10:15am

On CNN this morning, Chris Cuomo said to Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah, “Breitbart is using you as a poster boy. You know that is the president’s viewing of choice. He loves to see what they put out. They are using you as the poster boy that Susan Rice was...

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Susan Rice: Sought unmasking but “absolutely not for any political purpose”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 12:22pm 4/4/2017 at 12:22pm

Susan Rice is at the center of the storm over reports that she “unmasked” the names of Trump campaign and transition officials, as described in our prior post, Susan Rice unmasked? Previously said “I know nothing about” Nunes allegations.

Given Rice’s past tattered history with regard to the Benghazi video, it’s almost a...

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Dems want Devin Nunes removed, but can’t unhear unmasking allegations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgyG1ArH5Z8
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2:30pm 4/2/2017 at 2:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgyG1ArH5Z8

Devin Nunes is now the object of Democrat ire because of his claim that he has seen evidence that presents a possible problem with “unmasking” names of Trump campaign and administration officials by the Obama administration unrelated to Russia.

The allegations are explosive and could open up a wide investigation of Obama...

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At this point, anti-Trump Russia hysteria smells like Ben Rhodes-style echo chamber

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:25pm 4/1/2017 at 8:25pm

The entirety of the evidence made public so far proving that Donald Trump did something illegal or improper in collusion with the Russians with regard to the presidential election looks something like this:

[to be determined, maybe, at some point in the future, as of this moment, nada, ziltch]

or more precisely

[ничего]

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Senate Intelligence Committee Won’t Accept Flynn’s Immunity Offer Right Now

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/31/2017 at 5:30pm

On Thursday, President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn offered his testimony over possible Russian ties to Trump’s campaign in exchange for immunity.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has reportedly stated that the members will not accept his off “at this time.”

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Senate Russia Hearing: Hackers Targeted Rubio, Tried to Foment Angst Against Paul Ryan

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:45pm 3/30/2017 at 6:45pm

The Senate Intelligence Committee held its first hearing on possible Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election and its “information warfare.”

It was revealed that hackers targeted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) during his presidential campaign:

“Former members of my presidential campaign team who had access to the internal information of my presidential campaign were...

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Spicer: If Trump Uses Russian Salad Dressing, That’s a Russia Connection

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 5:45pm 3/28/2017 at 5:45pm

Tuesday, American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent, April Ryan, asked White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer how the administration was working to “revamp their image” after two and a half months of bad press.

The exchange quickly became a heated one.

“With all these investigations, questions of what is is, how does...

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Former DNI Head Clapper: No Evidence of Ties Between Russia, Trump

http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/full-clapper-no-evidence-of-collusion-between-trump-and-russia-890509379597
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00am 3/6/2017 at 7:00am
http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/full-clapper-no-evidence-of-collusion-between-trump-and-russia-890509379597

Former President Barack Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Chuck Todd on Meet The Press that evidence between President Donald Trump and Russia do not exist:

We did not include any evidence in our report, and I say, “our,” that’s N.S.A., F.B.I. and C.I.A., with my office, the Director of...

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VIDEO: Mark Levin makes his case on Obama admin surveillance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91fNfGjZdM0
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 6:45pm 3/5/2017 at 6:45pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91fNfGjZdM0

As noted in our earlier post, Donald Trump’s accusation of Obama administration surveillance on Trump and/or the campaign and/or Trump Tower is believed to have come from a Breitbart News article which itself was based on an outline articulated by Mark Levin.

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Thomas Friedman: no evidence of Trump/Russia collusion, ‘which is why we need a special prosecutor’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/5/2017 at 2:30pm

One of Rush Limbaugh’s classic maxims is that when it comes to liberals’ demands for investigations, it’s not the nature of the evidence; it’s the seriousness of the charge that matters.

Thomas Friedman provided a perfect illustration of Rush’s rule on today’s Meet the Press. Discussing the notion that the Trump campaign might...

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Would journalists support congressional investigation of Obama surveillance of … journalists?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/5/2017 at 12:00pm

Donald Trump’s accusation that the Obama administration “wiretapped” his phones and/or Trump Tower, continues to reverberate.

The accusations have refocused the argument over Trump’s alleged Russia ties, which amount at this point only to innuendo, into a discussion of Obama surveillance practices.

As discussed in my prior post, which is getting a lot...

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Chris Coons walkback: “I have no hard evidence of collusion” between Trump world and Russians

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhe6IW7hsUM
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 10:00am 3/5/2017 at 10:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhe6IW7hsUM

When Donald Trump sent out his series of tweets about alleged “tapping” of his phones and/or Trump Tower by Obama, the instant media reaction was that Trump made the allegation without presenting any proof.

As if proof were needed at the time of an accusation for a media that has put Trump...

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