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Mueller's investigation

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:59 pm
by Chilidog
Thread title change


If this report is true, this is worthy of its own thread

https://www.palmerreport.com/news/first ... -fbi/2755/
In the wake of Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey to try to sabotage the Trump-Russia investigation, a number of political insiders predicted last night that the FBI would strike back in a major way today (link). Sure enough, the FBI just raided a GOP fundraising firm in Annapolis (link). But word is now that this is just one of numerous Trump-Russia warrants that are being executed.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:01 pm
by Chilidog
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_ ... story.html
Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations were in Annapolis Thursday to investigate an organization with offices in the vicinity of Main Street, a spokesperson for the bureau confirmed.

Media reports on Twitter linked the site of the activity to the address of a Republican fundraising and consulting firm. FBI officials wouldn't confirm whether their investigation was linked to the organization.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:03 pm
by Lani
Baltimore tv reporter:
Jayne Miller @jemillerwbal

Developing: FBI confirms agents are executing a search warrant at the office of GOP Fundraiser/Consulting firm in Annapolis
7:00 AM · May 11, 2017

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:06 pm
by Lani
The investigation is being run out of Washington, not locally, the I-Team has learned.

The FBI used trash bags to cover a window at the offices of Strategic Campaign Group at 191 Main St.

The firm is touted for pioneering the use of technology in political campaigns, and it represents GOP candidates nationwide.
http://www.wbaltv.com/article/fbi-searc ... rm/9639787

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:16 pm
by Slartibartfast
Hmmm... :think:

I'm wondering if and when the investigations will get tied to Cambridge Analytics. I have a feeling that they are the hub of the online shenanigans and if they are included in the dragnet it would reveal many of the links between shady activities and the campaign. I think that Cambridge Analytics was essentially a data laundering operation --- a way to turn information gathered by hackers into usable intelligence without Russian fingerprints. But that's total speculation on my part.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:32 pm
by Chilidog
GAME ON!

I wonder what Trump will do when he finds out?

Blow a head gasket hopefully.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:39 pm
by Lani
Chilidog wrote:GAME ON!

I wonder what Trump will do when he finds out?

Blow a head gasket hopefully.
Twitter storm? And then fire someone?

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:42 pm
by Slartibartfast
Lani wrote:
Chilidog wrote:GAME ON!

I wonder what Trump will do when he finds out?

Blow a head gasket hopefully.
Twitter storm? And then fire someone?
I think you're totally off base here --- he will clearly fire someone and then have his Twitter tantrum.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:42 pm
by Chilidog
http://www.palmerreport.com/politics/ma ... olis/2758/
The FBI just carried out a raid on the Annapolis office of a Republican party fundraising firm called Strategic Consulting Group, leading to widespread questions about what connection the raid might have to the FBI’s ongoing investigation of the Donald Trump campaign. Palmer Report’s research team determined that the firm in question is in fact connected to Trump campaign advisers Paul Manafort and Roger Stone.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:34 pm
by Addie
Me, too, Slarti. Me, too. I have myself in knots waiting for this part to come clear.
Slartibartfast wrote:Hmmm... :think:

I'm wondering if and when the investigations will get tied to Cambridge Analytics. I have a feeling that they are the hub of the online shenanigans and if they are included in the dragnet it would reveal many of the links between shady activities and the campaign. I think that Cambridge Analytics was essentially a data laundering operation --- a way to turn information gathered by hackers into usable intelligence without Russian fingerprints. But that's total speculation on my part.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:48 pm
by RVInit
Addie wrote:Me, too, Slarti. Me, too. I have myself in knots waiting for this part to come clear.
Slartibartfast wrote:Hmmm... :think:

I'm wondering if and when the investigations will get tied to Cambridge Analytics. I have a feeling that they are the hub of the online shenanigans and if they are included in the dragnet it would reveal many of the links between shady activities and the campaign. I think that Cambridge Analytics was essentially a data laundering operation --- a way to turn information gathered by hackers into usable intelligence without Russian fingerprints. But that's total speculation on my part.
Me three. It will be interesting to see this all play out.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:49 pm
by Addie
FWIW Louise Mensch:
Several separate sources with links to the intelligence communities of more than one nation, and with links within the US state and federal justice systems, have outlined evidence that exists against multiple men in the line of succession to the US Presidency, as it relates to Russia’s hack on America. I can also exclusively report a RICO case is being considered against the Republican party for laundering Russian money.

These sources say that Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, who was the ‘Designated Survivor’ at the inauguration of Donald Trump (yes, really) is likely to become President if charges are pursued, according to the evidence, of illegal collusion with Russia, money laundering, and obstruction of justice.

On Donald Trump there is voluminous evidence he knowingly colluded with the Russian state in the hacking of the U.S election, and laundered Russian money through shell companies. This evidence is both data-based, for example, based on the way the server he registered laundered stolen voter registration databases with the DNC’s Vertica database in order to target Russian propaganda at voters. ...

On Mike Pence, there is evidence that he obstructed justice, conspired to obstruct justice, and knew that General Mike Flynn was co-ordinating Russia’s propaganda message on behalf of a foreign power. Pence also violated the Logan Act and obstructed justice when he conspired with Donald Trump to order General Flynn illegally to discuss the removal of sanctions while Barack Obama was still President, and that Pence, Trump and Flynn did so to undermine the action a sitting President was taking against a foreign adversary, as President Obama was expelling Russian spies. I do not mean in this list to exclude evidence of Pence’s espionage, sedition and money-laundering offenses which may have happened during the campaign; it is rather that sources have been more explicit as to Pence’s constitutional and legal violations around President Obama’s actions against Russia, conspiring with Trump to undermine the President of the United States in his action against a foreign adversary.

On Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, normally third in the line of succession, I can report as fact that sources say that Ryan has been legally intercepted, and is on tape, admitting that he knew Russian money was being laundered into the Republican party. Without co-operation pending resignation Ryan may find himself swept up into a RICO prosecution involving the apparatus of the Republican party who accepted laundered Russian money.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:51 pm
by boots
RVInit wrote:
Addie wrote:Me, too, Slarti. Me, too. I have myself in knots waiting for this part to come clear.
Slartibartfast wrote:Hmmm... :think:

I'm wondering if and when the investigations will get tied to Cambridge Analytics. I have a feeling that they are the hub of the online shenanigans and if they are included in the dragnet it would reveal many of the links between shady activities and the campaign. I think that Cambridge Analytics was essentially a data laundering operation --- a way to turn information gathered by hackers into usable intelligence without Russian fingerprints. But that's total speculation on my part.
Me three. It will be interesting to see this all play out.
This is truly fascinating and I am enjoying reading these threads, while at the same time am sad this has happened to our country.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:01 pm
by RoadScholar
:popcorn:

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:07 pm
by kate520
Holy shit. Is it fair to say, now, that the election is irretrievably tainted?

I hate living in interesting times.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:09 pm
by Lani
Annapolis firm raided by FBI today has connection to Donald Trump’s money laundering Taj Mahal casino

https://www.palmerreport.com/politics/t ... -fbi/2759/

Enjoy!

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:16 pm
by RVInit
Addie wrote:FWIW Louise Mensch:
:snippity:

On Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, normally third in the line of succession, I can report as fact that sources say that Ryan has been legally intercepted, and is on tape, admitting that he knew Russian money was being laundered into the Republican party. Without co-operation pending resignation Ryan may find himself swept up into a RICO prosecution involving the apparatus of the Republican party who accepted laundered Russian money.
:pray:

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:18 pm
by Gregg
There is no mention of this on the news in the last half hour, but if it turns out to be true, this is gonna go south pretty quick.

There is a Senator on TV right now who has used the words "Obstruction of Justice" and "Impeachment".

Now we just need a few elected officials to say "I used to be a Republican, but now I'm an American..."

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:18 pm
by Volkonski
May not be Trump related.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md ... 367ddff931

FBI searches Republican political consulting firm in Annapolis
Rogers said agents appeared interested in records of his firm’s work on former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli’s 2013 gubernatorial campaign. Cuccinelli (R) sued the Strategic Campaign Group and the Conservative Strike Force in 2014, alleging they raised almost $2.2 million to support his campaign but steered little of the money to him.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:27 pm
by Kendra
RVInit wrote:
Addie wrote:FWIW Louise Mensch:
:snippity:

On Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, normally third in the line of succession, I can report as fact that sources say that Ryan has been legally intercepted, and is on tape, admitting that he knew Russian money was being laundered into the Republican party. Without co-operation pending resignation Ryan may find himself swept up into a RICO prosecution involving the apparatus of the Republican party who accepted laundered Russian money.
:pray:
How accurate has she been so far?

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:31 pm
by Patagoniagirl
Volkonski wrote:May not be Trump related.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md ... 367ddff931

FBI searches Republican political consulting firm in Annapolis
Rogers said agents appeared interested in records of his firm’s work on former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli’s 2013 gubernatorial campaign. Cuccinelli (R) sued the Strategic Campaign Group and the Conservative Strike Force in 2014, alleging they raised almost $2.2 million to support his campaign but steered little of the money to him.
I wonder if this firm is linked to some of the companies which were written about in Addies article link? If so, BIG!!!!!

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... are_btn_tw

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:31 pm
by Gregg
He's been pretty good. I have a theory that his "source" is someone in a newsroom at WAPO or NYTimes who feeds him the stories that they're still sourcing and won't run on a single source.

Just a theory.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:35 pm
by Dan1100
Jesus, they are just idiots.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/11/politics/ ... index.html
White House: Removing Comey will help bring Russia investigation to end

The White House said Thursday that removing FBI Director James Comey from his post may hasten the agency's investigation into Russian meddling.
"We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity," said deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders, referring to the FBI's probe into Moscow's interference in last year's election. "And we think that we've actually, by removing Director Comey, taken steps to make that happen."

The statement was a surprising admission from the White House that Comey's sudden dismissal on Tuesday may have an effect on the Russia probe. Officials have insisted the removal came because of Comey's handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, and was unrelated to his oversight of the look into Russia's election hacking and possible ties between Trump advisers and Russian operatives.

***

Earlier in her briefing Thursday, Sanders claimed that Comey's firing had not altered the Russia investigation at all.
"Any investigation that was taking place Monday was taking place today," Sanders said, suggesting that was an indication that Comey's firing would not impact the ongoing probe.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:44 pm
by DejaMoo
Louise Mensch's reliability is tainted, imo, by her reckless tweeting of conjecture in place of facts, her prediliction for ascribing everything to Russian plots, and accusing nearly all and sundry of being involved in same. I would have considerably more confidence in her if she clearly identify speculation as such, and if she quit accusing critics of being part of the Russian conspiracy.

Boulder of salt here, people.

Re: FBI investigation of Trump

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:47 pm
by Chilidog
Gregg wrote:He's been pretty good. I have a theory that his "source" is someone in a newsroom at WAPO or NYTimes who feeds him the stories that they're still sourcing and won't run on a single source.

Just a theory.
He?