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General Mike Flynn, Rudolph Contreras and 
The Increasingly Sketchy FISA Application
by sundance 
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Tuesday Top Headlines 
by Political Editors:  Presidential “experts” rate Trump worst president, liar-nObama eighth best (The Washington Free Beacon)
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Trump supports improving federal background checks on gun owners (The Washington Times)
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Dallas mayor asks NRA to consider another city for annual convention (ABC News)
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Four leftist, anti-gun PACs outspent the “roadblock” NRA in the 2016 campaign (PoliZette)
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IRS warns of new tax refund scam (The Kansas City Star)
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Mueller charges lawyer connected to former Trump aid (The Hill)
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Duped: Michael Moore participated in anti-Trump rally allegedly organized by Russians (Fox News)
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Military action against Syria still on the table, Jim Mattis and Rex Tillerson say (Washington Examiner)
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Due to ecofascist threats, security officials recommended EPA chief Pruitt fly first class (The Washington Free Beacon)
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Marine Corps eases requirement that has inhibited female infantry officers (The Washington Free Beacon)
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Benjamin Netanyahu associates arrested in Israeli corruption probe (Associated Press)
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Humorous Bottom Story of the Day: Farty passenger forces flight to make emergency landing (New York Post)
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Policy: Four cases to watch at the Supreme Court this month (The Daily Signal)
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Policy: Judgment day for public unions (City Journal)  ~The Patriot Post
https://patriotpost.us/articles/54265-tuesday-top-headlines
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Dems, scum-Soros Use Leftist Shooting
SurvivorsAs Disarmament Advocates, 
Rally Pawns 
{ rickwells.us } ~ Democrats are notorious for standing on the backs of the victims, usually of their own creation, in order to gain political benefits... The shooting at the campus of Douglas High School in Florida, which they kept as an indefensible gun-free zone, are the latest in that despicable practice. In efforts which share the familiar look of the mainstream media propagandists collaborating with scum-George Soros front groups providing funding and the opportunity for a group of publicity hound children who survived the Florida attack to become political pawns in the globalist master plan.  The kids likely have libtard parents who have no problem with trusting the government won’t turn to tyranny if the nation is disarmed or with violating our Second Amendment rights. Maybe the children see themselves as the next commie leader in the mold of Hussein liar-nObama, Kamala Harris, Dianne Fein-stein or Richard “Stolen Valor” Blumenthal, pushing disarmament and the myth that tyranny only happens elsewhere. It’s more likely they don’t know any of those names other than liar-nObama and perhaps sugar daddy scum-George Soros...  https://rickwells.us/dems-soros-use-leftist-shooting-survivors-as-d...
VIDEO 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a46tzTvn6AI
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Antifa Thugs Target ICE
by Matthew Vadum 
{ frontpagemag.com } ~ The anarchist thugs of Antifa are branching out into obstructing immigration law enforcement... apparently no longer content with shutting down conservative speakers and beating up those they promiscuously label “fascists.” A case in point was last Thursday, Feb. 15, when about 70 activists surrounded a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) van that was attempting to enter the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles. The anarchists chanted “no more deportations,” “Trump and Pence must go,” “f--k ICE,” as well as slogans in the Spanish language. Although the two ICE agents in the van at the time were unharmed and there were no arrests, the action was viewed by anarchists as a successful test of the tactic. Antifa intends to expand its use of the approach. Given Antifa’s ugly track record, this could mean violent, terroristic attacks on law enforcement...   https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/269362/antifa-thugs-target-ice-mat... 
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Man jailed for jihad writes for Washington Post
by ART MOORE 
{ wnd.com } ~ Employed as a communications specialist for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, D.C... police stopped Randall “Ismail” Royer for a traffic violation in September 2001. The officers found in Royer’s automobile an AK-47-style rifle and 219 rounds of ammunition. Two years later, Royer was indicted along with 10 others for conspiring to levy war against the United States and to provide material support to al-Qaida. For agreeing to cooperate with the government, he pleaded guilty to lesser weapons and explosives charges, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Now, released after serving nearly 14 years of his sentence, Royer, an American convert to Islam, says he is a changed man and rejects terrorism...   http://www.wnd.com/2018/02/ex-cair-official-imprisoned-for-jihad-wr...
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Aliens Who Didn't Register Under DACA: 
Lazy or Committing Fraud?
by Michael Cutler 
{ frontpagemag.com } ~ The President’s Chief of Staff, Gen. John Kelly, recently raised some eyebrows... when he postulated that many illegal aliens who could have applied to participate in the liar-nObama administration’s illegal DACA program may have simply been too lazy to apply for temporary lawful status when the program was in effect. Although General Kelly had a highly successful and laudable record of service to our nation in the United States Marine Corps, he never enforced nor administered our nation’s immigration laws.  His lack of experience and subsequent lack of understanding about the challenges that confront those who enforce and administer our immigration laws have apparently caused him to come to a very wrong and, indeed, dangerous conclusion, which may have influenced President Trump’s decision to provide lawful status and a pathway to United States citizenship to three times as many aliens as were covered by the liar-nObama administration’s DACA program. Gen. Kelly may not realize that many of those applicants may be successfully gaming the immigration system by committing immigration fraud. They didn’t enroll not because they were lazy but because they weren’t present in the United States during the enrollment period and  would falsely claim they were if a new program were to take effect.  Indeed, if this program is created, many applicants might enter the United States in the months ahead, but claim they have been here for years...   https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/269360/aliens-who-didnt-register-u... 
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The Russians Didn’t File a FISA Warrant
by sundance
{ theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ Interesting interview.  The Russians didn’t keep liar-Hillary out of Wisconsin; the Russians didn’t make liar-Hillary use personal email... the Russians didn’t hire Fusion-GPS; the Russians didn’t pay Christopher Steele; the Russians didn’t make a dossier or deliver work product to the State Dept; the Russians didn’t do the unmasking of campaign officials. The Russians didn’t apply for a FISA warrant; the Russians didn’t lie to a FISA court; the Russians didn’t leak Mike Flynn monitored phone calls; the Russians didn’t use DOJ and/or FBI databases to download FISA 702(16)(17) queries and extract the data to private contractors; the Russians didn’t hire Nellie Ohr and Russians didn’t approach president-elect Trump and warn him of politically weaponized intelligence surveillance…The… wait…. then again, THAT’S ENTIRELY THE MOTIVE to blame the Russians.  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/18/the-russians-didnt-...
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General Mike Flynn, Rudolph Contreras and 
The Increasingly Sketchy FISA Application


by sundance
theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ For those following the increasingly curious case against General Mike Flynn, events took another unusual turn yesterday as Special Counsel Robert Mueller -with agreement from all parties- filed a motion for a protective order to seal documents. These are documents compelled on behalf of the defense, by Judge Emmet Sullivan, prior to sentencing.

On November 30th, 2017, Mike Flynn signed a guilty plea; ostensibly admitting lying to investigators. The plea was accepted by Judge Ruben Contreras; who is also a FISA court judge. Six days later, December 7th, 2017, Judge Contreras “was recused” from the case without explanation. The case was reassigned to DC District Judge Emmet Sullivan.

The Contreras recusal always seemed sketchy. If the conflict existed on December 7th, wouldn’t that same conflict have existed on November 30th, 2017?

On December 12th, 2017, Judge Sullivan gave out a rather unusual set of instructions to Robert Mueller. The instructions included Sullivan telling Mueller to turn over to the Flynn defense anything that could be considered exculpatory:

[…]  if the government has identified any information which is favorable to the defendant but which the government believes is not material, the government shall submit the material to the Court for in camera review. 

On January 31st, 2018, Robert Mueller requested a delay of sentencing pushing the sentencing phase into May of this year. And then yesterday, February 14th, 2018, Mueller asks for the information he is turning over to be sealed.

As Nick Falco points out on Twitter: “We haven’t seen text messages between Strzok-Page mentioning Flynn or around the time of Strzok-Flynn Interview on January 24, 2017. I’m sure Horowitz has the texts & has given them to the Mueller team. Starting today, Flynn will have access to this evidence for his defense.” … “Today’s Stipulated Motion gives the Flynn team access to ALL evidence, including the FD-302’s, as long as the evidence is kept secret.”

♦Going back to the 30,000 foot overview, the substance behind the application for the FISA Title-1 surveillance warrant is the eventual basis for the FBI’s surveillance of Mike Flynn.

That FISA application is now evidenced to have relied heavily upon the ‘liar-Clinton-Steele Dossier‘; and with discoveries from the Devin Nunes memo, and Chuck Grassley memo, there is strong evidence of gross and intentional misrepresentation within the application.

That puts the spotlight back upon the FISA judge who approved the application despite the transparent flaws, political omissions and factual weaknesses. If Rudolph Contreras signed off on the Title-1 surveillance warrant, Judge Contreras is now in question.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has requested the FISA Application to be declassified by the DOJ. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has requested transcripts from the application hearing. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte -holding statutory oversight over the FISA court- has requested the actual FISA warrant and application all documents.

Nunes and Goodlatte’s requests were made to presiding FISA Judge Rosemary Collyer.

Judge Collyer was the FISA judge who wrote the eye-opening 99-page opinion of the FISA abuses reported by NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers, DOJ National Security Division head John P Carlin, and FBI Director James Comey.

Coincidentally or not Judge Rosemary Collyer might have been the Presiding FISA Judge who -holding concerns over ongoing FISC revelations in late 2017- recused Rudolph Contreras from further contact with the Flynn case. The other option for a forced recusal would the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts.

As Clarice Feldman writes at American Thinker: “As the evidence mounts that the warrant was improperly granted, someone – perhaps the chief judge of the district – removed him from further participation in the case, likely because Contreras approved the warrant and its extension. If the warrant was improperly issued, all the evidence it garnered is tainted.”

This brightens the spotlight upon Judge Contreras and his involvement in the FISA Title-1 surveillance authority.

Additionally, if you think about when everything began to break out from the headlines it would be intellectually dishonest not to note all of the FBI conspiracy revelations happened immediately after Mike Flynn signed the guilty plea. The timing appears to show White Hats within the intelligence apparatus hitting back against the DOJ and FBI for perceived injustice against Flynn.

Regardless of how you view events there’s something about the use of the liar-Clinton-Steele Dossier within the FISA application, and the subsequent approval therein, that doesn’t pass the proverbial sniff test. If Contreras was the authorizing judge; and it seems increasingly likely he was; this puts the judge in the center of the scandal.

What looks even worse for Contreras, amid the backdrop of a conspiracy of intent, is his direct relationship to former Attorney General scum-Eric Holder, President liar-nObama’s wingman:

2012 […] From 2006 until his appointment, Contreras was chief of the civil division in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington. He’s the third person to hold that job before being appointed to the D.C. court, joining Chief Judge Royce Lamberth and Judge John Bates.

Contreras began his career at Jones Day law firm after earning his J.D. in 1991. Gregory Shumaker, partner-in-charge of Jones Day’s Washington office, spoke yesterday about first meeting Contreras when Shumaker was running the firm’s summer associate program. He said Contreras had a gift for connecting with people, a skill that would serve him well on the bench.

In 1994, Contreras was hired by scum-Eric Holder Jr., then the U.S. attorney for D.C., to join that office. Mark Nagle, vice president and general counsel for Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. and Contreras’ predecessor as civil division chief, spoke about Contreras’ many victories, including his time leading the city’s Medicaid fraud unit.  

In essence there’s a possibility Judge Contreras might have granted a little more leeway for the ideological endeavors of the DOJ given his prior personal and professional relationships. Was he willfully blind to the weakness and politics within the FISA application?

All of this is likely to come out as the outcry to release the FISA warrant gets stronger. Chairman Devin Nunes and Chairman Bob Goodlatte are directly asking the FISA court for information.

The Department of Justice will likely agree to more releases of investigative documents as IG Horowitz finishes his 14-month-long OIG investigation into the entire enterprise. The inspector general has been looking at the politicization, and subsequent weaponization, of the DOJ and FBI and his report will come out well in advance of the Flynn sentencing.

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Florida Sheriff — “I Will Not Enforce Assault Weapons Ban, Neither Will Most Sheriffs”

Dennis Lemma, who is the Sheriff in Central Florida’s Seminole County, told a group of 2nd Amendment activists recently that he would not enforce an assault weapons ban that could soon become Florida law if the “Ban Assault Weapons Now” amendment passes in the Sunshine State.

According to News965, the ban has the following specifications.

The amendment proposed in the state legislature would ban possession of assault weapons, which are defined as “semiautomatic rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition at once, either in fixed or detachable magazine, or any other ammunition feeding device.”

Lemma, an ardent supporter of the 2nd Amendment and a first term sheriff who is running for re-election, said this about whether or not he would enforce such a law.

“It’s not only that I wouldn’t, the majority of sheriffs across the state would not do it,” Lemma said in the video. It’s up to the sheriffs what they are willing to enforce.”

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