10 Key Insights from Today’s Deep State Coup News

10. Lisa Page, Cooperating Witness Against the Deep State

Lisa Page, the DOJ special counsel for the FBI during Obamagate, is a cooperating witness with Inspector General Horowitz. Her testimony — and text messages — are laced throughout today’s IG report on Andrew McCabe’s lies that led to his firing. Page’s evidence is very likely instrumental to the more complete IG report due out in May.

9. Andrew McCabe Freaked Out About Reports of His Conflict of Interest
When The Wall Street Journal’s Devlin Barrett reported on Andrew McCabe’s conflict of interest with respect to the Hillary Clinton email investigation, the then-deputy director had a panic attack.

Barrett reported that the state senate campaign of McCabe’s wife was funded to the tune of more than half-a-million by Clinton proxy Terry McCauliffe. In fact, just days after revelations that Clinton operated an illegal email server for all State Department business became public, McCaullife visited Jill McCabe and encouraged her to run for office. Her husband Andrew would, under normal circumstances, have led any investigation into Hillary’s illegal actions.

Andrew McCabe, according to recorded testimony, forced his subordinate Lisa Page to secretly leak reports to the WSJ that he was not conflicted and that he, in fact, wanted to continue the Hillary probe. This, it would appear, was a lie.

8. Andrew McCabe Is a Sleaze-Bag

After ordering his subordinates to leak to the Journal, McCabe then denied said leaks to his boss (James Comey) and, as part of his peronsal cover-up, actually ripped other DOJ officials for the leaks that he had orchestrated.

7. Why Hasn’t McCabe Been Indicted?

As Brit Hume points out, “The term ‘lacked candor’ emerges in the IG report on McCabe as an FBI/DOJ euphemism… the meaning seems clear: he lied.”

And since lying to the FBI is the kind of grievous crime that Michael Flynn and Martha Stewart were charged with, why hasn’t McCabe?

6. Priorities

The raid on Trump attorney Michael Cohen was said to be precipitated by illegal activities related to New York City taxi medallions, a business with which Cohen has been involved.

The priorities of the DOJ seem clear: taxi medallions over the Boston Marathon bombers, the San Bernardino terrorists, the Pulse Nightclub shooters, and Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz, to name but a few.

5. J. Edgar Comey

Then-FBI director James Comey briefed President-Elect Trump on the existence of the “salacious and unverified” Russian dossier. He admits in his book that he never informed Trump that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC had paid for the “dossier”.

4. J. Edgar Comey, Part II

In his book, Comey asserts that it is the job of law enforcement “to keep our leaders in check”. Funny, that key fact never turned up in any of my Civics classes.

Comey’s statement reads, “It is… wrong to stand idly by, or worse, to stay silent when… a president brazenly seeks to undermine public confidence in law enforcement institutions that were established to keep our leaders in check”.

And here I thought that our law enforcement institutions were supposed to enforce, you know, laws.

3. Obama vs. Trump on Executive Privilege

Hey, remember when Barack Obama claimed “executive privilege” on his communications with then-Attorney General Eric Holder regarding his operation to ilegally distribute thousands of firearms to Mexican drug cartels? Good times, good times.

At least two U.S. law enforcement personnel — not to mention hundreds of Mexican nationals — were murdered as a direct result of Holder’s actions.

Hundreds dead vs. Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels. Seems legit.

[Note: As an aside, I actually made the Obama “enemies list” for my reporting on Fast and Furious. I wear that as a badge of honor.]

2. Edgar Comey, Part III

In his book, Comey compares President Trump to a “mob boss”.

He does not, in fact, compare the Clinton syndicate to anything. You know, the folks behind the Loral/China missile deal, the Uranium One scandal, the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play scams, the inflated price of speeches, the election-rigging against Bernie Sanders, the passing of debate questions by confidante Donna Brazile to Hillary, and a litany of other skulduggery.

Seems legit.

1. Cohen and Fusion GPS

I’m patiently waiting for the indictments of the entire cast of Deep State actors who attempted to overthrow a duly elected president.

Tar and feathers may be a good start. (For more from the author of “10 Key Insights from Today’s Deep State Coup News” please click HERE)

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BOMBSHELL: Comey Says This Is the Reason the Hillary Probe Was Reopened

By The Daily Wire. In a pre-recorded interview set to air on Sunday night on ABC News, former FBI Director James Comey revealed that he announced that he was reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in October 2017 because he assumed she would win the election and he did not want her to be viewed as an illegitimate president.

Speaking to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Comey said he hopes that his decision to reopen to the investigation was not the reason she lost the election . . .

“And so I’m sure that it was a factor,” Comey continued. “That she’s going to be elected President and if I hide this from the American people, she’ll be illegitimate the moment she’s elected, the moment this comes out.” (Read more from “BOMBSHELL: Comey Says This Is the Reason the Hillary Probe Was Reopened” HERE)

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Comey Defends His Handling of the Clinton Email Saga in Bombshell Interview

By ABC News. James Comey said when he met Donald Trump during the transition, he was nervous . . .

The move struck Comey not only because it was atypical to involve intelligence agency heads in those discussions, but because it also made him think of his past work prosecuting mafia bosses. He said it felt as if Trump and his team were trying to make it feel like Comey and the other intelligence heads there were all working as part of the same team – or in mafia terms – part of the family.

“We’re all part of the messaging, we’re all part of the effort. The boss is at the head of the table and we’re gonna figure out together how to do this,” Comey said.

Comey said he believed it’s “very strange” to be comparing the then-incoming president to a mob boss, but it was a comparison he included in his book.

“I’m not trying to … suggest that President Trump is out breaking legs and shaking down shopkeepers. But instead, what I’m talking about is that leadership culture constantly comes back to me when I think about my experience with the Trump administration,” Comey said. (Read more from “Comey Defends His Handling of the Clinton Email Saga in Bombshell Interview” HERE)

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Is Alaska’s Dan Sullivan – the Oligarchs’ Golden Boy – the Dumbest U.S. Senator in D.C.?

There were many interesting moments in Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress – starting with the gazillionaire child-man’s decision to follow Larry Kudlow’s advice and eschew his usual garb for a suit and tie. . .

[But my] favorite exchange yesterday came when Senator Dan Sullivan took the microphone. He’s a Republican from Alaska, but he could as easily have been a Democrat of a certain disposition. He observed that Mr Zuckerberg had created his spectacularly lucrative global behemoth in his college dorm room at the age of nineteen. And then he said: “Facebook is an ‘Only in America’ story, right?”

The witness looked befuddled – as I do in, say, Marseille, when a bit of local vernacular runs up against the limits of my conversational French.

So Senator Sullivan attempted to clarify what he meant. “You couldn’t do this in China, right?”

Zuckerberg considered the matter, sincerely. “Well, Senator,” he said, “there are some very strong Chinese Internet companies.”

“Come on, I’m trying to help you,” growled the plain-spoken Sullivan, throwing in the towel. “Gimme a break, you’re in front of a bunch of senators: the answer is yes.” The audience laughed. But the child-man seemed genuinely nonplussed. (Read more from “Is Alaska’s Dan Sullivan – the Oligarch’s Golden Boy – the Dumbest U.S. Senator in D.C.?” HERE)

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Articles of Impeachment Drafted for Rosenstein

By The Daily Wire. On Friday, Fox News reported that articles of impeachment have been drafted for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, although they have not yet been officially filed.

Fox News’ congressional reporter Chad Pergram reported that the articles of impeachment have been drafted although it is not clear which lawmaker drafted the articles and it’s not clear if they will go to a committee or to the floor.

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What Happens If Trump Fires Rosenstein?

By Politico. Figuring out whether or when President Donald Trump will try to fire special counsel Robert Mueller is Washington’s favorite parlor game of the moment.

The easiest way for Trump to fire Mueller is to order someone else to do it — and the most obvious person to start with is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who stepped in to oversee the federal probe into the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself last year.

When President Richard Nixon tried something similar in 1973, Attorney General Elliot Richardson resigned after refusing Nixon’s demand to fire Archibald Cox, who was investigating Watergate. Richardson’s deputy also rebuffed the order and resigned, leaving then-Solicitor General Robert Bork to ultimately carry out the deed. The bloodletting in the top ranks of the Justice Department came to be known as the Saturday Night Massacre.

Rosenstein said in congressional testimony last year that he would refuse to fire Mueller unless he’d engaged in some misconduct. “I would follow the regulation. If there were good cause, I would act. If there were no good cause, I would not,” Rosenstein told the House Judiciary Committee last December.

But an array of Trump allies — everyone from onetime campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to former strategist Steve Bannon — have urged Trump in recent days to fire Rosenstein, who authorized the raid earlier this week on longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, provoking growing speculation that the deputy attorney general might be on his way out. The president met with Rosenstein at the White House on Thursday. (Read more from “What Happens If Trump Fires Rosenstein?” HERE)

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Coffee Shop Attacked, Vandalized, Closed After Posting Happy Sign Libs Didn’t Like

Vandals smashed a window. The words “white coffee” were spray painted in a cruel joke on the building’s exterior. . .

The reason the shop known as Ink! Coffee was in liberal crosshairs was that it committed the sin of “gentrification” — and maybe the bigger sin of being proud of it — two sins that are apparently unforgiveable to the modern liberal . . .

It was a clapboard sign on the sidewalk like a million other signs that have stood outside coffee shops and restaurants, carrying messages like the day’s specials or happy hour drink prices. This one said, “Happily Gentrifying the Neighborhood Since 2014.”

As Helen Raleigh wrote in a piece published by The American Conservative on Tuesday:

“The sign didn’t go over so well with some residents, many of whom congregated outside the little coffee shop in an angry mood. Hundreds showed up during a subsequent weekend to protest against the gentrification of their neighborhood, which they said had pushed out longtime minority residents. The shop building was sprayed with graffiti; at least one window was broken; the offending sign was carted off. The protesters demanded that the shop be shut down. Some wanted it replaced with a community center dedicated to helping residents with housing and other issues stemming from rising living costs in their neighborhood.”

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Remember the Girl With the Armed Graduation Photo? ABC Journalists Called the Cops on Her

A photo of a young woman wearing a T-shirt supporting President Donald Trump and displaying a concealed weapon is wrong in so many ways to many on the left . . .

The photo Brenna Spencer posted on her Twitter account Saturday to commemorate her upcoming graduation from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga certainly stirred up plenty of emotions . . .

One critic of the picture alleged that Spencer broke the law by having her weapon visible at Chattanooga’s Hunter Museum of American Art. Spencer was standing outside of the museum when the photo was taken.

That same person even posted a screenshot of an article from ArtNews.com, which lists the Hunter Museum of American Art as being among the museums that does not allow citizens to carry firearms on its grounds.

WTVC, the ABC News affiliate in Chattanooga, contacted the Chattanooga Police Department about the legality of Spencer’s picture, but didn’t receive a reply to their request for a comment. (Read more from “Remember the Girl With the Armed Graduation Photo? ABC Journalists Called the Cops on Her” HERE)

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DOJ Gives Nunes Document That Started Entire Investigation

By CNN. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’ dispute with Depuity Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared to de-escalate Wednesday after Nunes was given access to the document that kicked off the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.

Nunes had been threatening to hold Rosenstein and Wray in contempt — and to potentially impeach them — if the Justice Department didn’t cooperate with his committee amid stepped-up congressional Republican criticism of Rosenstein as President Donald Trump considers whether to fire him.

A Justice official told CNN that Nunes and Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina went to the Justice Department on Wednesday to view the document, known as an electronic communication, which details the origination of the counterintelligence investigation into Trump’s team and Russia that began in July 2016. The official said the document was no longer redacted, except for “narrowly tailored” redactions to protect the name of a foreign country and foreign agent that, if revealed, could undermine “the trust we have with this foreign nation.” (Read more from “DOJ Gives Nunes Document That Started Entire Investigation” HERE)

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Justice Department Hands Over Document

By The New York Post. . .The disclosure comes after committee chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) threatened to “impeach” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he failed to turn over the two-page memo.

“After numerous unfulfilled requests for an Electronic Communication (EC) related to the opening of the FBI’s Russia counterintelligence probe, Chairman Trey Gowdy and I met this afternoon with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein,” Nunes said in a statement Wednesday.

“During the meeting, we were finally given access to a version of the EC that contained the information necessary to advance the Committee’s ongoing investigation of the Department of Justice and FBI.”

According to The Hill, the Justice Department only made redactions “narrowly tailored to protect the name of a foreign country and the name of a foreign agent.” (Read more from “Justice Department Hands Over Document” HERE)

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Muslim Teen Claimed Man Ripped off Her Hijab in Hate Crime. That’s Not What Happened.

By The Daily Wire. A 13-year-old Muslim girl from Virginia claimed a man approached her on the street after noticing that she was wearing a hijab, called her a “terrorist” and, while threatening her at knife-point, snatched off her Islamic headscarf.

But before you clutch your pearls and deem America a country filled with Islamophobic bigots, here’s what police are saying actually happened: the girl made the whole thing up.

Authorities have charged the teen for filing a false police report about the apparently fanaticized incident, investigators announced Tuesday . . .

The unnamed teen will face charges in juvenile court. (Read more from “Muslim Teen Claimed Man Ripped off Her Hijab in Hate Crime. That’s Not What Happened.” HERE)

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Girl, 13, Lied to Police That Man Ripped off Her Hijab in Racist Attack

By Metro. Prince William County Police in Woodbridge, Virginia, discovered ‘no altercation had occurred’ after probing the teenager over the alleged attack last Friday . . .

Cops were also told that the man had held the girl’s hands behind her back during the attack.

The girl, who has not been identified, further claimed that her attacker covered her mouth after removing her head scarf to muffle her screams. (Read more from “Girl, 13, Lied to Police That Man Ripped off Her Hijab in Racist Attack” HERE)

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The White House Just Let a Big Secret Slip About Firing Robert Mueller

By CNN. Less than 24 hours removed from Donald Trump musing that “many people” have told him he should fire special counsel Robert Mueller, Sarah Sanders made clear that that the White House has researched such a move and believes Trump has the ability to do it.

“He certainly believes he has the power to do so,” the White House press secretary said of the President’s ability to fire Mueller. “We’ve been advised that the President certainly has the power to make that decision.” . . .

Think about what Sanders is saying here. She is saying that the White House has sought out guidance as to whether Trump can fire the special counsel. And concluded that he can. (Read more from “The White House Just Let a Big Secret Slip About Firing Robert Mueller” HERE)

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Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December

By The New York Times. In early December, President Trump, furious over news reports about a new round of subpoenas from the office of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, told advisers in no uncertain terms that Mr. Mueller’s investigation had to be shut down.

The president’s anger was fueled by reports that the subpoenas were for obtaining information about his business dealings with Deutsche Bank, according to interviews with eight White House officials, people close to the president and others familiar with the episode. To Mr. Trump, the subpoenas suggested that Mr. Mueller had expanded the investigation in a way that crossed the “red line” he had set last year in an interview with The New York Times.

In the hours that followed Mr. Trump’s initial anger over the Deutsche Bank reports, his lawyers and advisers worked quickly to learn about the subpoenas, and ultimately were told by Mr. Mueller’s office that the reports were not accurate, leading the president to back down. (Read more from “Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December” HERE)

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Dead at 42: Healthy Broward County Sheriff Deputy Who Questioned Parkland School Shooting’s Gun Control Agenda

Sometime on or around April 1, 2018 Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Fitzsimons, 42 years old and in excellent state of mind and health, called in sick to his job. Shortly thereafter Fitzsimons was found dead on his sofa. There has been a complete “news blackout” of this curious and untimely death.

Deputy Fitzsimons wasn’t just any law enforcement officer. Unlike many of his peers, he took to social media to question the potential agenda behind the February 14 Marjory Stoneman High School mass shooting, suggesting that the event was being used to promote the Democratic Party’s gun control platform in anticipation of the 2018 midterm elections. And recent personnel decisions involving public officials indicate, an unwritten law of taxpayer-funded institutions is that employees disavow and steer clear of “conspiracy theories” that may call their superiors’ motives into question.

One post found on Fitzsimons’ Facebook page depicts the Parkland massacre’s main spokesperson, David Hogg, in National Socialist regalia, with the caption, “We will March Until We Disarm Every American.”

The circumstances surrounding Deputy Fitzsimons’ death are sketchy. The official cause has been attributed to cancer, yet this is contradicted by an obituary found at obittree.com, stating that he “died unexpectedly.” The “died unexpectedly” phrase is one morticians and/or loved ones sometimes employ when for one reason or another they are reluctant to disclose the true cause of death, as in the case of a suicide. (Read more from “Dead at 42: Healthy Broward County Sheriff Deputy Who Questioned Parkland School Shooting’s Gun Control Agenda” HERE)

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Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Who Questioned Parkland School Shooting’s Gun Confiscation Agenda Found Dead

By Freedom Outpost. OK, from the outset, let me say I’m not saying that there is something sinister going on here, but at the same time, I’m not so naive to think there couldn’t be something sinister, especially since this deputy questioned what was really going on and was only 42 years old and in excellent health. Still Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Fitzsimons died on April 1, 2018 at his home on his sofa.

Deputy Fitzsimons, unlike Sheriff Scott Israel, questioned a lot of what was taking place following the Marjory Stoneman High School shooting that took place on February 14 of this year. And he wasn’t a coward about it either.

Fitzsimons also suggested that “the event was being used to promote the Democratic Party’s gun control platform in anticipation of the 2018 midterm elections,” according to James Tracy.

But what happened to Fitzsimons? As the Broward County Sheriff’s Office tweeted out the news of his death, many questioned the timing and cause, considering his pro-gun stance and apparent good health.

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Fitzsimons had called in sick one day, and the next he was dead. Something seems amiss here. (Read more from “Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Who Questioned Parkland School Shooting’s Gun Confiscation Agenda Found Dead” HERE)

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