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Audit Reveals Extent of 
Pentagon's Accounting Woes 
by Jordan Candler 
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Rosenstein Threatened Intelligence 
Committee Members with Subpoenas
by Dick Morris
Three weeks ago, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes... with subpoenas of their “texts, messages, and phone calls” if the committee continued to expose partisanship, bias and corruption at the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Saying he was “tired of dealing with the Intelligence Committee,” he threatened to use the panoply of his powers as deputy attorney general to get rid of this pestilential nuisance. It is a crime to threaten a member of Congress for exercising a constitutionally protected right; 18 USC 242 provides that: “It is a crime for a government official to use his office to threaten anyone, including a member of Congress, for exercising a constitutionally protected right and other similar abuse of power.”...  https://www.westernjournal.com/dick-morris-rosenstein-threatened-in... 
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Markets Move Higher Following 
Crash Instigated by Obscure Agency 
by Bob Adelmann
{ thenewamerican.com } ~ With Wall Street regaining its footing following the decline that started last Thursday, commentators in the mainstream media are still searching for the decline's cause... Initially they claimed that it was an unexpected surge in inflation evidenced by the rise in the yield of 10-year U.S. Treasury notes approaching three percent in early September it was closer to two percent. This was followed by the jobs report that announced that wages increased 2.9 percent year-over-year, up from just over two percent previously. Writers at the Wall Street Journal dug deeper: The selloff was caused by — ready? — “volatility sellers, risk-party funds and algorithmic trading.” They then went into mind-numbing detail about how these strategies work and how the crash cost people using in them in excess of $200 billion. Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, told TheStreet.com that maybe it was the Federal Reserve’s unhappiness with The Donald: “Maybe the Fed would be happy to see a bear market that could be blamed on Trump.” Catherine Rampell, opinion writer for Jeff Bezo’s liberal mouthpiece, the Washington Post, asked rhetorically: “What’s going on? And is Trump to blame?” After all, the crash happened just a few days after Trump’s highly regarded State of the Union message where he went on at some length touting the gains people have made on Wall Street thanks to deregulation and tax reform under his administration...   https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/markets/item/28226-markets-m... 
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Memo Wars: Democrats’ Leaks Are More 
Proof of Deep State-Media Collusion 
by William F. Jasper 
{ thenewamerican.com } ~ “A top House Democrat is challenging the core conclusion of the memo released by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Friday... calling the allegation that the Justice Department and FBI withheld key details as they sought a secret surveillance warrant on former Trump adviser Carter Page ‘deliberately misleading and deeply wrong on the law.’” That was how NBC News opened its report on Saturday, February 3, the day after the House Intelligence Committee chairman released the hotly-debated and long-delayed “FISA memo” that alleges serious abuses by the liar-nObama administration’s Department of Justice and FBI in targeting then-candidate Donald Trump and his campaign team. In keeping with a pattern of activity that we’ve seen since the 2016 election campaign, the Democrats were leaking this memo to their allies at NBC at the very same time that they and their allies in the “intelligence community” were harshly denouncing Chairman Nunes and the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee for “recklessly” releasing a four-page memo that had been properly declassified and contained no information that would compromise intelligence sources and methods. “NBC News has exclusively obtained a six-page rebuttal to the Nunes memo from Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, which was to be circulated to all House Democrats on Saturday,” NBC News proudly reported. “Given his senior position, Nadler is one of the small number of lawmakers who has viewed the highly sensitive documents that are the basis of Nunes’ memo.”...   https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/28223-memo-wars-democrat... 
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Sharyl Attkisson Discusses DOJ/FBI Corruption
and Congressional Roles and Responsibilities
{ theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ Focusing on the FISA “Title 1” surveillance application, and the use of the “liar-Clinton-Steele Dossier”... is much more important than most media are willing to outline. Attkisson knows how many more relevant implications and discoveries are within that application. The FBI corrupt use of FISA surveillance authority, writ large, is also why Chairman Nunes began with the FISA “Title 1” application; and why Grassley is enhancing the HPSCI investigative memo with more validation and details. The FISA surveillance application against Carter Page, and the combination of the liar-Clinton-Steele Dossier therein, is how all of that gets exposed.  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/07/sharyl-attkisson-di...
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Rep. Jim Jordan Summarizes FBI Crew 
Shaping liar-Clinton Investigation and 
Starting Trump Investigation
{ theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ There is a deluge of information now coming out of months-long parallel investigations by the House Nunes and Goodlatte... and Senate Grassley and Johnson, along with DOJ Inspector General Horowitz.  It can be easy to get lost amid the deluge. Representative Jim Jordan gives a solid summary of how the information intersects amid the “small group” within a corrupt upper-tier of FBI officials.  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/07/rep-jim-jordan-summ...
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Audit Reveals Extent of Pentagon's Accounting Woes 
by Jordan Candler:  The Pentagon has an accounting problem. It’s so bad that it has culminated in close to a billion dollars that auditors can’t trace. That’s based on an analysis by the prominent accounting firm Ernst & Young. After scrutinizing construction-related projects, the firm discovered that the Defense Logistics Agency, which represents “the Department of Defense’s combat logistics support agency,” botched satisfactorily documenting expenditures to the tune of $849 million.

          Regular Patriot Post readers won’t find this surprising. In December 2016, our own Lewis Morris reported on liar-nObama’s Pentagon waste and outsourcing. Like his protégé liar-Hillary Clinton, liar-nObama and his administration in general were complicit in trying to quash inconvenient information, including an effort to suppress a Defense Business Board report that exposed $125 billion in wasteful and fraudulent spending at the Pentagon.
          Like everything liar-nObama did, that was a calculated decision. As Morris wrote, “Remember the days of the sequester when liar-nObama was blaming Republicans for leaving our national defense vulnerable because of ‘reckless cuts’? Cuts that were his idea for political gain. Well, if the Pentagon had followed the Defense Business Board’s recommendations, it would have found the savings it needed to balance out the sequester cuts, which was what was intended at the time anyway. But   liar-nObama opted instead to close DC memorials and national parks so as to score more political points.”
          Detractors are quick to jump on the new Pentagon audit to make a broader point against the need for additional defense spending. The biggest problem with that position? Defense spending is constitutional, unlike many other federal programs on which taxpayer money is wasted. So we’re clear, however, just because defense spending is constitutional doesn’t mean the Pentagon doesn’t require regular audits. It is a government bureaucracy, after all. And on that note, Pentagon budget official David Norquist says, “Beginning in 2018, our audits will occur annually, with reports issued Nov. 15.” In other words, there appears to be an immediate and ongoing campaign to enact changes.
          Furthermore, the Ernst & Young audit report could pay immediate dividends. As already stated, we dole out money to massive welfare programs whose very existence is unconstitutional — never mind the waste, fraud and abuse. Yet those programs don’t receive nearly the flack that the Defense Department does. And with all eyes on the Pentagon, it naturally feels more pressure to get its ducks in a row. That can only help to divert resources to where they are most needed. And our military readiness will improve as a result.   ~The Patriot Pos
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 Judge Orders Mueller To Prove  Russia Meddled In Election 

Judge Dabney L. Friedrich

A Washington federal judge on Thursday ordered special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to clarify election meddling claims lodged against a Russian company operated by Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Bloomberg.

Concord Management and Consulting, LLC. – one of three businesses indicted by Mueller in February along with 13 individuals for election meddling, surprised the special counsel in April when they actually showed up in court to fight the charges. Mueller’s team tried to delay Concord from entering the case, arguing that thee Russian company not been properly served, however Judge Dabney Friedrich denied the request – effectively telling prosecutors ‘well, they’re here.’

Concord was accused in the indictment of supporting the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian ‘troll farm’ accused of trying to influence the 2016 US election.

On Thursday, Judge Freidrich asked Mueller’s prosecutors if she should assume they aren’t accusing Concord of violating US laws applicable to election expenditures and failure to register as a foreign agent.

Concord has asked Dabney to throw out the charges – claiming that Mueller’s office fabricated a crime, and that there is no law against interfering in elections.

According to the judge’s request for clarification, the Justice Department has argued that it doesn’t have to show that Concord had a legal duty to report its expenditures to the Federal Election Commission. Rather, the allegation is that the company knowingly engaged in deceptive acts that precluded the FEC, or the Justice Department, from ascertaining whether they had broken the law. -Bloomberg

On Monday, Friedrich raised questions over whether the special counsel’s office could prove a key element of their case – saying that it was “hard to see” how allegations of Russian influence were intended to interfere with US government operations vs. simply “confusing voters,” reports law.com.

During a 90-minute hearing, Friedrich questioned prosecutor Jonathan Kravis about how the government would be able to show the Russian defendants were aware of the Justice Department and FEC’s functions and then deliberately sought to skirt them.

“You still have to show knowledge of the agencies and what they do. How do you do that?” Friedrich asked.

Kravis, a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, argued that the government needed only to show that Concord Management and the other defendants were generally aware that the U.S. government “regulates and monitors” foreign participation in American politics. That awareness, Kravis said, could be inferred from the Russians’ alleged creation of fake social media accounts that appeared to be run by U.S. citizens and “computer infrastructure” intended to mask the Russian origin of the influence operation.

“That is deception that is directed at a higher level,” Kravis said. Kravis appeared in court with Michael Dreeben, a top Justice Department appellate lawyer on detail to the special counsel’s office. -law.com

Concord pleaded not guilty in May. Their attorney, Eric Dubelier – a partner at Reed Smith, has described the election meddling charges as “make believe,” arguing on Monday that Mueller’s indictment against Concord “doesn’t charge a crime.”

“There is no statute of interfering with an election. There just isn’t,” said Dubelier, who added that Mueller’s office alleged a “made-up crime to fit the facts they have.”

Dubelier added that the case against Concord Management is the first in US history “where anyone has ever been charged with defrauding the Justice Department” through their failure to register under FARA.

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