How many federal grand juries of media leaks are going on?

We have known since just after Labor Day last year that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was being investigated for lying under oath and leaking to journalists.

We have not heard the determination of the secret panel whether they issued indictments to charge McCabe for the crimes. McCabe is accused with lying to investigators, the same charge brought against Lt. Gen Michael Flynn. While Flynn was charged McCabe has not despite DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz recommending such charges in his report.

Earlier this week we also learned that James Baker the former General Counsel for the FBI, is under federal investigation for unauthorized media disclosures. The Connecticut US Attorney John Durham has impaneled a grand jury to look into leaks coming from Baker’s office.

Two congressmen James Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) released the letter sent to Durham concerning his Baker probe.

As previously reported here, the letter mentions two reporters—David Corn of Mother Jones and Franklin Foer, a writer for The Atlantic who worked for Slate during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Both reporters posted explosive stories on October 31, 2016 about Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. Corn’s article is mostly about the dossier and clearly sourced by Christopher Steele, but his piece also references Foer’s article alleging unusual activity between a Trump organization email server and Alpha Bank, the largest private bank in Russia.

The Alpha Bank connection was one more cog in the manufactured Trump-Russia collusion plot that could also be traced back to Fusion GPS chief Glenn Simpson, according to the article.

So with all these federal probes going on of press leaks accusing presidential candidate at the time Donald Trump of having ties to the Russians, what media leak probe do we not know about?

There seems to be one involving the NY Times White House reporter and CNN commentator Maggie Haberman. Where is that secret grand jury probe located?

Stay tuned.

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TrumpTV may be more a reality after Hannity’s Clinton Foundation show switch

Fox News Channel changed plans late yesterday on a reportedly blockbuster breaking news topic for Sean Hannity’s show to rerun a 2004 interview with George HW Bush.

Hannity was supposed to have guests including a whistleblower on the Clinton Foundation named Dennis Cain, who had the FBI raid his house on Nov. 19 despite already handing over copies of the documents to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and House and Senate Intelligence committees.

The exact reason for the raid is unknown now, but speculation ranges from the FBI wanting to secure the original documents to Clinton sympathizers within the Department of Justice needing to get hold of the documents to determine how damning it is.

Senate Judiciary chair Charles Grassley sent a letter on Nov. 30 and revealed Monday to FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting answers as to why a recognized and cooperating whistleblower had FBI agents combing through his Maryland home for 6 hours after Cain told them he was cooperating on the investigation and then gave them the original documents of the copies he gave to congressional oversight members and Horowitz.

So into this fray, Hannity scheduled Cain, his lawyer Michael Socarras and another guest to speak about the potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and the Russian company that purchased Uranium One.

Horowitz was originally scheduled to testify on Wednesday to a House oversight committee chaired by Rep. Robert Goodlatte, but that hearing was postponed due to the federal holiday marking the death of the elder Bush.

The show had quite a buildup after it appeared President Trump sent this tweet out Monday night:

This could be the event that sparks TrumpTV. The former Fox News executive Bill Shine currently has the role of deputy chief of staff for communications and could be tapped to turn the URL TrumpTV into a government-run news program.

Trump tweeted this on Nov.26 after chastising CNN coverage:

Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!

At this time it is not known what caused the last-minute change to Hannity’s programming and whether it will air Tuesday night.

 

Rosenstein has more than nine lives

Rod Rosenstein appears to have more lives within the FBI than any toothless cat roaming the streets of New York.

The question is why?

Is he a white hat ally of the Trump Administration, who is being set up to lure out other Obama era black hats into the trap?

Or is he one of the cabal, who did offer to wear a wire to gather evidence for a 25th Amendment case against Trump’s ability to hold office? Rosenstein denies this charge against him.

Trump had frozen Rosenstein out recently only to have a meeting on Air Force One with him on Monday. As Assistant Attorney General handling the Russian Dossier probe, it appears his time is short as evidence piles up that the actual collusion was between the Obama DOJ/FBI and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

However Rosenstein was in the middle of all that and may have also signed off on a FISA application. He certainly knows all the players quite well including Former FBI Directors James Comey and Robert Mueller, who he assigned as a Special Council to probe the Trump Russia collusion case. Rosenstein also worked closely with Ex-AG Loretta Lynch and ex-AAG Sally Yates among others implicated in the 2016 Presidential election fraud.

So how does Rosenstein survive the purge? Or will he?

It is believed that the Presidential order to declassify the FISA warrant documents still sit on Rosenstein’s desk and has not made it up to the Director of National Intelligence’s office for approval. It is also reported that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been tasked with approving the FISA docs release that sits on Rosenstein’s desk. But we are still waiting on that.

Of course with the release of these documents it is believed Rosenstein will be forced to resign since there is self-incriminating evidence contained within implicating him directly into the 2016 Presidential election fraud.

We shall see, but I believe this cat has more than nine lives.

Trump getting push back from Brits, DS to not release FISA documents

This may be a great example of the Panic in US and Panic in UK, but don’t blink Mr. President.

There are too many consequences for not releasing the documents. Besides exonerating your campaign, what negative impact besides exposing Obama administration officials in fraud and worse could there be?

Counting on DOJ IG Horowitz to see clear to release the FISA application and documents.

DOJ report confirms Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting planned

As I have written many times, the President Bill Clinton- Attorney General Loretta Lynch June 2016 tarmac meeting in Phoenix was not a friendly get-together that happen spontaneously, according to the DOJ Inspector General’s report.

Michael Horowitz’s report states that Lynch’s public affairs supervisor, who was traveling with her, informed DOJ investigators that President Clinton’s Secret Service detail contacted Lynch’s security detail well ahead of time to arrange the meeting.

This goes against the narrative both players have said that the rendezvous was a friendly stop and chat for the last two years.

As I have reported this “casual get-together to talk about the grand kids,” was followed days later by then-FBI Director James Comey stating that his agency, which reports to the DOJ chief,  would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton for using a private email server while Secretary of State.

On page 203 of the report it states:

The OPA Supervisor said that he later learned that former President Clinton’s Secret Service detail had contacted Lynch’s FBI security detail and let them know that the former President wanted to meet with Lynch. Although Lynch’s staff was supposed to receive notice of such requests, witnesses told us that they were not informed of the request from former President Clinton.

So President Clinton knew Lynch’s plane was there and scheduled a meeting with the Attorney General. The same woman would was probing his wife’s use of a private email server to save top-secret government documents.

Although not mentioned in the report, I have a source stating that President Barack Obama was on a call to the plane from the Oval Office at the time of the meeting. The source claims NSA recordings of the meeting exist.

Twenty minutes into the meeting a Lynch senior staffer entered the plane to break up the meeting as a photographer was spotted in the area.