Monday, February 12, 2018
Lies, Crimes and Cabals -- Does Anybody Except Nunes and Grassley Care Enough to Prosecute the Evildoers?
THE REAL NEWS TODAY IS ABOUT SPIES AND THEIR POLITICIZED HANDLERS IN THE FBI AND DOJ. On Monday, WND reported that Lieutenant General Ion Mihai Pacepa, a spy chief who defected to the US from the Romania of former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1978, says the effort by the Democrat Party during the 2016 election to distribute the Steele anti-Trump “Dossier” filled with Russian propaganda and use it to obtain a warrant to spy on the opposition campaign is reminiscent of disinformation operations he was asked to carry out for his boss, dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu : “They say that history repeats itself. If you have lived two lives, as I have done, you have a good chance of seeing a re-enactment with your own eyes.” • That's a tough comparison, but events are proving Pacepa, who, after his defection provided valuable intelligence to the CIA while working with the agency on various plots against the Eastern bloc, to be on the right track. • • • AN OVERVIEW. Fox News reported Thursday that Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee -- who has been leading a congressional investigation into alleged collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia -- sought access to Dossier author, Steele, through a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch, Adam Waldman, whose firm has ties to Hillary Clinton. Text messages exchanged with Waldman indicate that Senator Warner was intent on connecting directly with Steele without anyone else on the Senate Intelligence Committee being in the loop. • And, while the ProgDems are stonewalling, shouting, and doing their best to provide Fake news about the non-existent Trump "collusion" -- Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is now seeking transcripts from the foreign-intelligence, or FISA, court regarding the application for a warrant to spy on Page in October 2016, according to a congressional letter obtained by Fox News. Nunes told Rosemary M. Collyer, the presiding judge at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, that his committee “found that the FBI and DOJ failed to disclose the specific political actors paying for uncorroborated information that formed a substantial part of the FISA application, misled the [FISA court] regarding dissemination of this information, and failed to correct these errors in the subsequent renewals.” A source close to the matter told Fox News the FBI and DOJ knew when the FISA application was made that the Dossier was funded by the DNC and Clinton campaign but undertook considerable effort to hide that fact, calling it merely a political document. The House Intelligence Committee is asking the FISA court to respond by February 16. Nunes also is considering speaking with US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts about the surveillance abuse by the FBI and the DOJ, according to One America News. Roberts is in charge of appointing judges to the FISA court. The House Intelligence Committee’s Memo on the FISA abuse said officials may have committed Fourth Amendment violations by seeking court warrants based on false evidence. Nunes says : "Our next step with the courts is to make them aware, if they’re not aware already...so we will be sending a letter to the court." Nunes said he may ask both the Supreme Court and the Surveillance Court for testimony before his committee. His new concern focuses on the FBI making “material misrepresentations” used to obtain a spy warrant in the FISA court. Peter Strzok's newly released text message to FBI lawyer Lisa Page on October 16, 2015 -- well before Strzok was appointed to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential campaign -- sheds light on the FISA process. Strzok appears to be criticizing another government official who he claimed bungled an investigation that eventually was closed because of the material misrepresentations. He was working on the Hillary Clinton email investigation at the time of the texts. The following July Strzok began overseeing the Russia investigation. • And, Investor’s Business Daily raised questions about Hillary Clinton’s role in the intelligence-abuse scandal, saying that “it now looks as if the FBI’s ‘Russian collusion’ case was based almost entirely on information doled out by Hillary Clinton operatives and a foreign spy, Steele, who was paid by Clinton and the Democrat Party and who had openly expressed an intense loathing of Donald Trump.” • • • THE ANTI-TRUMP CABAL GOES ON. The Daily Caller reported on Friday that the CIA paid $100,000 last year to a Russian operative who claimed to have derogatory information about President Trump, including a video tape of Trump engaged with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room. Undoubtedly, the Deep Staters at the CIA hoped that the video would show a purported Trump in compromising situations, thus supporting claims made in the Fake Steele Dossier opposition research report financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. • But, the New York Times said that US intelligence officials have reason to doubt the veracity of the video and other information about Trump associates provided by the Russian. The NYT says American spies made contact with the Russian early in 2017 after he offered to sell the Trump material along with cyber hacking tools that were stolen from the National Security Agency that year, according to the NYT. US intelligence officials told the Times they were so desperate to retrieve those tools that they negotiated with the operative for months despite several red flags, including indications that he was working in concert with Russian intelligence. The NYT says another red flag was the Russian’s financial request -- he initially sought $10 million for the information but dropped the asking price to $1 million. After months of negotiations, American spies handed over $100,000 in cash in a brief case to the Russian during a meeting in Berlin in September, according to the NYT, and the operative also offered documents and emails that purported to implicate other Trump associates, including former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. The Times viewed the documents and reported that they were mostly information that is already in the public domain. • The CIA clamor was all about the Russian, who has ties to organized criminals and money launderers, showing the video purported to be Trump to a Berlin-based American businessman who served as his intermediary to the CIA. But according to the NYT, the footage and the location of the viewing raised questions about its authenticity -- the 15-second clip showed two women speaking with a man, but there was no audio. The Russian also showed the video to his American partner at the Russian embassy in Berlin, a sign that the operative had ties to Russian intelligence. After the payout in Berlin, the man provided information about Trump and his associates of questionable veracity. The Americans gave him an ultimatum earlier in 2018 to either play ball, leave Western Europe, or face criminal charges. He left, according to the NYT, which interviewed US officials, the American intermediary, and the Russian for its article. • The Daily Caller reports that the NYT's US sources said that they were reluctant to purchase information because they didn't want to be seen buying dirt on the President. The officials also expressed concern that the Russian operative was planting disinformation on behalf of the Russian government. US officials were worried that the Russian government has sought to sow discord between US intelligence agencies and Trump, and the revelation that the CIA purchased dirt on him would likely do the trick. • In other details in the NYT story, there were apparently four other Russians with ties to the spy world who have surfaced over the past year offering to sell dirt on Trump that closely mirrors allegations made in the Steele Dossier. But officials have reason to believe that some of sellers have ties to Russian intelligence agencies. And, the NYT also provides new details on Cody Shearer, a notorious operative close to the Clintons, who was recently revealed to have shopped around a so-called “second dossier” prior to the campaign which mirrored the sex allegations of the Steele Dossier. According to the NYT, he has criss-crossed Europe over the past six months in an attempt to find video footage of Trump from the Moscow hotel room. Shearer claimed to have information from the FSB, Russia’s spy service, stating that a video existed of Trump with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room. He shared a memo making the allegations with his friend and fellow Clinton fixer, Sidney Blumenthal, who passed the memo on to his friend, Jonathan Winer, a Department of State official. Winer then gave the information to Steele who provided it to the FBI in October 2016. Steele also provided other information to Winer, who wrote up a two-page memo that was circulated within the State Department. • • • THE FBI AND DOJ UNDER SEVERE PRESSURE. Restore American Glory reported on January 31 that : "When FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was asked to leave the Bureau...the media was certain that we were looking at Comey Firing Part II. Here goes the renegade President again, firing everyone who might have a chance of connecting his campaign to Russian government officials. Trump, the Obstructer. Hide your children! As it turns out, though, their boy McCabe -- praised all around the liberal media circus as a by-the-book, unblemished veteran of the FBI -- might just be the biased creep that conservatives have been warning the country about for more than a year. • The Washington Post broke the story on Tuesday, reporting that McCabe has been under investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general for months." According to the WP, there are looming questions about why a batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails -- discovered on Anthony Weiner’s laptop in September 2016 -- sat unregarded for weeks under McCabe’s supervision. Was he trying to shield Hillary, the Democrat nominee, from criminal scrutiny? Was this the quid pro quo expected in return for the $500,000 in super PAC money his wife received from Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe? These are the questions DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz wants answered, and they are the unresolved issues that likely cost McCabe his job this week." The WP reported that : “A key question of the internal investigation is whether McCabe or anyone else at the FBI wanted to avoid taking action on the laptop findings until after the November 8 election. A major line of inquiry for the inspector general has been trying to determine who at the FBI and the Justice Department knew about the Clinton emails on the Weiner laptop, and when they learned about them. McCabe is a central figure in those inquiries.” • The Washington Post added : “At the same time, the FBI was facing a new set of questions, this time about McCabe’s role in a stalled probe into the Clinton Foundation. Some within the FBI felt McCabe had repeatedly moved to hamstring that probe and were suspicious of his motives for doing so, according to people familiar with the matter.” • When will the Washington Post and the New York Times have to concede that there was, indeed, a massive conspiracy at the highest levels of law enforcement and government. But they had nothing to do with Donald Trump "colluding" with Vladimir Putin. • TheHill also reported last week on the FBI efforts to either lie to the FISA court or to suppress information about the Steele Dossier favorable to Trump. Sharyl Attkisson wrote an opinion piece on February 5 that stated : "Republican senators Charles Grassley (Iowa) and Lindsey Graham (SC) just released a letter they sent to the FBI asking that ex-British spy Christopher Steele be investigated for possible criminal violations. Steele wrote the anti-Trump “Dossier” that was full of false or unverified information, provided it to the FBI and leaked it to the press in 2016. The FBI secretly used the Steele Dossier to convince a FISA court to permit one of the most sensitive invasions of privacy against a US citizen : electronic surveillance by the government. Top Obama and Deep State Trump officials signed four wiretap applications against Trump advisor Carter Page starting in fall of 2016 -- a month before the presidential election -- relying on the Dossier. That’s according to House Republicans who recently released a summary of classified documents they reviewed. The FBI’s reliance on the anti-Trump Dossier is questionable because while the judge was reportedly told the author had political motivations [in a footnote], the FBI allegedly did not disclose who funded it -- Donald Trump’s opponent in the presidential race, the Hillary Clinton campaign -- and the Democratic National Committee. Not only that, the newly-released criminal referral says Steele actually incorporated information that was funneled to him through Clinton associates and the US State Department where Clinton served as Secretary of State from 2009 to early 2013. In a memo dated October 19, 2016, Steele wrote that a foreign source who was in touch with “a friend of the Clintons” [Blumenthal] passed him material through a US State Department connection [Winer]. Even more problematic, the FBI may have violated strict rules -- Woods Procedures -- that forbid it from presenting even a single unverified fact to the special [FISA] court, let alone a lengthy Dossier full of them. The Grassley-Graham criminal referral says Steele's possible violations involve claims he reportedly made about his dealings with the media. Conflicting accounts arose as part of a lawsuit in Great Britain where Steele is defending a libel claim made by a Russian businessman. Steele publicly accused him of hacking the Democrat Party. The criminal referral is not a formal accusation of wrongdoing against Steele, but a request for an investigation." • Sharyl Attkisson points to glaring conflicts of interest at the FBI and DOJ : "In the bigger picture, the criminal referral highlights conflicts of interest questions emerging in the wide-ranging investigations : The Steele criminal referral in essence asks the FBI to investigate a source with whom FBI officials collaborated, and whose evidence they used in a fashion that’s under congressional investigation. The referral was addressed to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who himself signed at least one of the questionable wiretap applications using the Steele Dossier. It was also addressed to FBI Director Christopher Wray whose choice for general counsel, Dana Boente, also signed at least one of the wiretap applications. Boente replaced James Baker, a confidante of former FBI Director James Comey, who signed three of the wiretap applications. (Baker was reassigned in December after questions arose about leaks promoting the anti-Trump material in the Dossier. Last June, Comey admitted that he secretly orchestrated a leak to the press to prompt a special counsel investigation of any Trump-Russia ties. Robert Mueller was appointed two days later.) • This is the latest role for Obama administration holdover Dana Boente, once described by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch as the “consummate utility player.” His willingness to pinch hit for the Trump administration has briefly landed him in some of the most influential posts in US government, including acting attorney general and head of the Justice Department’s national security division. Boente was serving as deputy attorney general, before Rod Rosenstein was confirmed in April, when Boente approved an application to extend a surveillance warrant allowing officials to monitor the communications of Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. That detail was revealed in the Nunes Memo on the Russia investigation because the House has processes allowing members to release formerly classified material without FBI approval, whereas the Senate requires FBI permission. Another potential conflict of interest became apparent when Senators Grassley and Graham asked the FBI for permission to release the Steele criminal referral last month. Grassley says the FBI stonewalled -- then claimed that unclassified information was actually classified and said it could not be released. The Nunes Memo prompted conservative groups to call for the resignation of Rosenstein. Republican anger continues to intensify and some DOJ officials have been fired, reassigned or otherwise departed in the uproar -- among those is Boente’s predecessor as general counsel, James Baker. Fox News host Sean Hannity hit at Boente for his role in the Page warrant, and a conservative website has suggested Boente may have to resign. And liberals say his reputation is marred by his willingness to enforce Trump policies, including the ban on visitors from Moslem-majority countries. • • • IS OBAMA A TARGET OF THE DOJ? TheHill asked last Thursday "Will the FISA memo turn into Obama's Watergate?" Sebastian Gorka contributed an Opinion piece that states : "Forty-six years ago, a group of hamfisted burglars bungled the task of bugging the Democratic National Committee’s offices in the Watergate building in Washington DC. Two years later, Richard Nixon resigned as President a result of the failed cover-up that ensued. Although Barack Obama is no longer President, the abuses that occurred within the FBI and Justice Department under his watch already have the potential to eclipse the Watergate scandal in their historic significance and damage done to American government." • TheHill says that "with the recent declassification of the Nunes and Grassley memos from the House and Senate, in this case the putative crimes are far more serious than a failed attempt to bug the private office of a political party. These crimes have the potential to shake American confidence in otherwise prestigious institutions like the FBI, and the sanctity of our constitutional rights as citizens, especially those afforded by the Fourth Amendment, specifically protection 'against unreasonable searches and seizures' or warrants being issued without 'probable cause.' " • The facts already exposed by the House Intelligence Committee chaired by Nunes and the Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Grassley begin to show how broad and deep a scandal we face. The facts are shocking, especially for their consequences for all Americans. As Trey Gowdy has intimated, Sidney Blumenthal, the closest of Clinton’s confidantes, was finding and feeding lies to Hillary so that she, a candidate for President, could leverage elements of the federal law enforcement and intelligence communities to illegally spy on Trump, the other candidate for President. If we add to this the tens of thousands of anti-Trump text messages that have been released between key members of the FBI team investigating both the Clinton email server case and the accusations of “Russia collusion” by Trump associates, and we can understand why half a dozen senior FBI agents and Justice Department officials have been “relieved” or reassigned in recent weeks. • TheHill states that the American Republic "rejects" the idea of permanent “political police” surveilling Americans. That is why, says Gorka : "ironically, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was originally created in 1978....Spying on Americans was to be sporadic and done on a case by case basis, with each target’s approval having to be justified in front of a special FISA judge. When political motivations lie behind such approval and that fact is hidden from the authority which grants it, all Americans are endangered. Working for a mainstream political candidate must never be the metric for whether the state can spy on you, whether you are a Republican or a Democrat. That way lies tyranny. The fact that the political left seems so comfortable with this scenario, or wishes to minimize and deride these initial findings, is the strangest part of the story so far. Are crimes only crimes if a Republican administration commits them? With perjury and obstruction of justice having already been demonstrated under the Obama administration, all that is left now is to see whether the Justice Department still wears a blindfold." • • • DEAR READERS, the list of crimes and sins against America goes on and on while the mainstream media and ProgDems continue to attack the Republican Party as if it were the criminal and sinner. • It seems that nobody cares that former Attorney General Eric Holder was cited for contempt of Congress in 2012 for refusing to turn over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious -- a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives effort to track weapons that backfired when authorities lost track of 1,000 firearms they allowed straw buyers to take across the border, resulting in the death of a Border Patrol agent. Holder attributed the criticism surrounding the administration’s handing of the scandal to racism : “This is a way to get at the President because of the way I can be identified with him. Both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.” • Nobody seems to care that former President Bill Clinton met with then Attorney General Loretta Lynch in June 2016 on the tarmac of the Phoenix airport as Lynch was overseeing the investigation into then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s improper handling of classified information. Former FBI Director James Comey testified in June 2017 that the ethically dubious meeting forced him to hold an independent press conference announcing Clinton’s use of a private email server was “extremely careless,” but decided against recommending charges. He also testified that Lynch asked him to refer to the investigation as a “matter,” so as to downplay its significance -- a request Comey admitted made him feel “queasy.” • Will Democrat Senator Mark Warner be called out by Congress for texting with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact Dossier author Christopher Steele. Senator Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, had extensive contact last year with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who was offering Warner access to former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, according to text messages obtained exclusively by Fox News. "We have so much to discuss u need to be careful but we can help our country," Warner texted the lobbyist, Adam Waldman, on March 22, 2017. "I'm in," Waldman, whose firm has ties to Hillary Clinton, texted back to Warner. Throughout the text exchanges, Warner seemed particularly intent on connecting directly with Steele without anyone else on the Senate Intelligence Committee being in the loop -- at least initially. An aide to Warner confirmed to Fox News that the text messages are authentic. The messages were turned over to the Senate panel by Waldman last September. Waldman runs the Endeavor Group, and he is best known for signing a $40,000 monthly retainer in 2009 and 2010 to lobby the US government on behalf of controversial Russian billionaire and oligarch Oleg V. Deripaska, a close friend of Putin, who had his visa revoked by the State Department in 2006 because of charges, which he has denied, that he has organized crime ties. North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Warner released a joint statement to Fox News stressing they are working together, while blasting the “leaks of incomplete information.” BUT, Waldman, at one point, texted Warner that Steele really wanted a bi-partisan letter requesting his testimony first. He added that Steele was concerned about word leaking to the media that they were talking. Warner in a text message suggested he did not want Burr or any other Senator included in the discussions : "Ok but I wud (sic) like to do prelim call u me and him no one else before letter just so we have to trail to start want to discuss scope first before letter no leaks." Warner texted on March 30 : "We want to do this right private in London don't want to send letter yet cuz if we can't get agreement wud rather not have paper trail." After calls back and forth, Warner made clear that he wanted to talk to Steele directly without Burr or anyone else being involved, even though Steele was insisting through Waldman that the contact start with a bipartisan letter inviting him to cooperate with the Senate panel. "Hey can't we do brief (off the record) call today before letter so I can frame letter," Warner texted Waldman on March 29. "Steele wants to have letter first. Or did you mean call w me?" Waldman texted back. Warner’s text messages were quietly given to the Intelligence Committee after he and Burr signed a joint request for the messages last June. A Warner aide acknowledged that Warner and Burr revealed the texts to their colleagues on the panel because "they realized out of context it doesn't look great." But, aides to Warner and Burr both stressed that the chairman was kept apprised of Warner's efforts, and an aide to Burr knew there was a "back channel" Warner was using to try to get to Steele and was not concerned that Warner was "freelancing" on the matter. All that aside, because it may be the Senate looking out for one of its own, in the dozens of text messages between February 2017 and May 2017, Waldman also talked to Warner about getting Deripaska to cooperate with the Intelligence Committee. There have been reports that Deripaska, who has sued Paul Manafort over a failed business deal, has information to share about the former Trump aide. In May 2017, the Senate and House Intelligence Committees decided not to give Deripaska legal immunity in exchange for testimony to the panels. AND -- surprise -- the text messages between Warner and Waldman appeared to stop that month. Does anybody care??? • A Northeastern University professor who was caught on video during a lecture saying that he wouldn’t mind seeing President Trump “dead” is apologizing amid a social media backlash and a statement from the school distancing itself from the remarks. Barry Bluestone, an economics professor and founding director of Northeastern’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, made the controversial comments during a January 31 lecture on the challenges posed by economic inequality and stagnation : “Sometimes I want to just see him impeached other times, quite honestly -- I hope there are no FBI agents here -- I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead,” Bluestone was quoted by multiple news agencies as saying in a YouTube video of the event that has since been pulled offline by the Boston school. Is the US Secret Service or the FBI investigaing? Does anybody care??? • Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, likely threatened to take “the 5th” if she didn’t get immunity to talk to a grand jury, according to a newly released batch of phone texts between two pro-Clinton, anti-Trump FBI officials. Texts just released by Senator Ron Johnson’s Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee revealed that the threat came in December 2016, after it was thought the Clinton email probe was dormant but one focusing on Abedin's husband Anthony Weiner sexting to a 15-year-old girl was ongoing. The texts do not give much context, other than mentioning a grand jury. Just before the election, there was a renewed focus on Abedin because Clinton emails were found on the computer of her estranged husband, eventually sentenced to two years for sexting the teen. But a month before the new text revealing the demand from Abedin’s lawyers, the FBI closed the link between the Weiner computer and the Clinton case. In a text, FBI agent Peter Strzok wrote colleague and lover FBI lawyer Lisa Page about Abedin on December 13, 2016 : “Talked to DOJ about HA interview. Told them we had to interview, no immunity. They said they thought that would get counsel to the point of saying she’s either taking the 5th in the Gj or you need to give her immunity. I said that’s fine, please have discussions to get the decision to that point and I would run up the chain.” “HA” clearly refers to Abedin, who had immunity in the earlier Clinton investigation, raising questions about whether another grand jury had been convened or if it was related to Weiner. The new batch of texts from Johnson’s committee shows the political bias of the FBI in Clinton’s favor. Others showed that former President Obama was keeping up with the probe. They are in addition to the House Nunes Memo on the Russia election influence probe targeting the Trump campaign that show a similar anti-Trump bias. Does anybody really care??? • Representative Devin Nunes told Fox & Friends last week that the Democrat establishment wants him out of the picture because he’s a crusader for truth : “The Democrats were well aware that I did not leak information. They advocated for my removal from the committee, and why is that? It’s because we’ve been successful at getting to the bottom of a lot of real problems with the institutions in our government.” Brian Kilmeadeasked Nunes : “To a lot of Republicans you’re a hero because you’re exposing the wrongdoings, but if you ask Democrats, at least the ones that were on the Sunday shows, they’re saying you’re the one doing something wrong,” Ainsley Earhardt said. “They said you coordinated all of this with the White House, what is your reaction?” Nunes replied : “Mr. Schiff knows he is spreading false narrative there. But that’s not new for him. He’s spread false narrative the entire time. There’s no question they want me gone, but whatever they accuse you of doing, is what they’re doing.” Does anybody care??? • The Daily Caller said what has already been confirmed in released emails and texts from the DOJ and FBI -- that Nellie Ohr was on Fusion GPS staff while her husband, Bruce Ohr, worked at the DOJ and presented information she generated to FBI officials. Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm hired and paid by the Clinton campaign and DNC, was paying Nellie Ohr as part of its efforts to gather opposition research on Trump, and her husband then took that research to the FBI. Knowledge of the relationship has raised questions about the extent to which the firm may have paid for heightened access to the criminal justice system, and whether they would have hired Nellie Ohr absent her spousal connection to the DOJ. A declassified Memo said “Ohr’s wife was employed by Fusion GPS to assist in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump. Ohr later provided the FBI with all of his wife’s opposition research, paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign via Fusion GPS. The Ohrs’ relationship with Steele and Fusion GPS was inexplicably concealed from the” FISA court when it was used to obtain a surveillance warrant. Bruce Ohr was deputy associate attorney general until December. House investigators determined that he met personally with Glenn Simpson, Fusion GPS’ founder. Texas Representative Louie Gomert told the Daily Caller : “The money sweetened the pot for the Ohrs, and it certainly made it easier for Fusion to get the Dossier to be used before the court if they made that payment to Bruce Ohr’s wife. Fusion had to have known that because of the relationship between Bruce Ohr and his wife, they were bringing Fusion, the DOJ and the DNC together under one roof to work for the same goal, which was to stop Donald Trump from becoming President.” Nellie Ohr is a Russia expert. “The financial arrangement between Mrs. Ohr and Fusion GPS gives the appearance of government-for-hire,” said Tom Anderson, an ethics expert at the watchdog National Legal and Policy Center. It “appears to be a sophisticated scheme to get access to the highest levels of our government...ensuring the use of government resources in an attempt to influence an election.” The Daily Caller states that parties seeking to hide ethically questionable payments often write the checks to a family member. Since spouses generally share assets, payments to one benefit the other, and paying the spouse can make the payments less obvious or harder to trace. Getting information into the hands of law enforcement through the family member of an official could have potentially also limited the paper trail showing how it wound up in FBI hands, and fingerprints tying it back to Fusion GPS, the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Gohmert, who is a member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, said he believes that Ohr and other officials already harbored anti-Trump inclinations, but the money could have helped push him over the edge to take a leading role. “It was a way to reward people that thought like them. They enriched themselves and their friends.” • Does anybody except Devin Nunes and Chuck Grassley, anybody with the official power to do something about these crimes against the Republic, care enough about America to prosecute the alleged criminals???