Fox News contributor Sara Carter is now reporting that the former Secretary of state John Kerry is under investigations over his possible role in the Steele Dossier fiasco.
Although it was previously thought that John Kerry wasn’t involved in the dossier mess Carter has no confirmed that The House Select Committee on intelligence is, in fact, investigating Kerry’s possible roll in the fake dossier which was paid by the Democrat Party and the Hillary Clinton Campaign.
Interestingly enough, this investigation has lead to a long time colleague of Kerry’s Jonathan Winer, who served as the former envoy for Libya during his tenure at the Department to write an opinion piece in the Washington Post on February 8 where he defends his relationship with Steele and his role in the infamous dossier.
“The House Select Committee on Intelligence is now investigating former Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s possible role into the unverified dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton Campaign, this reporter has learned. The dossier, assembled by a former British spy, laid the foundation for the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between President Trump and Russia and was the essential piece of evidence used by the FBI to get a warrant to spy on a former volunteer for the Trump campaign.
For more than a month, the committee has been in its second phase of investigations focused on former Obama State Department officials and their role in either transmitting information or using information provided by former British spy and investigator Christopher Steele. Steele was hired by embattled research firm Fusion GPS, also under several congressional and Senate investigations. […]
Jonathan Winer, a long-time colleague of Kerry and who served as the former envoy for Libya during his tenure at the Department, wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post on Feb. 8, defending his relationship with Steele and his role in the infamous dossier.”
All this comes to light after Congressman Devin Nunes from California revealed to Fox News host Laura Ingraham that John Kerry was in fact briefed about a “Second Dossier.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 7, 2018
The Washington Examiner’s own Byron York had previously reported that the Obama State Department was being investigated to learn if they had a hand in the dossier and made very clear that Steele was considered a “high-value source” when it came to “all things Russia.” To the point that the Obama administration used his intel on multiple reports to clients in the department.
A book published in November by a correspondent at the Guardian, “Collusion: Secret meetings, dirty money, and how Russia helped Donald Trump win,” noted that Steele’s 2010 work on the World Cup soccer corruption investigation won him the trust not only of the FBI but the State Department as well.
From author Luke Harding:
The [soccer] episode burnished Steele’s reputation inside the U.S. intelligence community and the FBI. Here was a pro, a well-connected Brit, who understood Russian espionage and its subterranean tricks. Steele was regarded as credible. Between 2014 and 2016, Steele authored more than a hundred reports on Russia and Ukraine. These were written for a private client but shared widely within the State Department and sent up to Secretary of State John Kerry and to Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who was in charge of the U.S. response to the Ukraine crisis. Many of Steele’s secret sources were the same sources who would supply information on Trump.
One former State Department envoy during the Obama administration said he read dozens of Steele’s reports on Russia. The envoy said that on Russia, Steele was “as good as the CIA or anyone.” Steele’s professional reputation inside U.S. agencies would prove important the next time he discovered alarming material and lit the fuse again.
That fuse, of course, was the Trump dossier.
It is hard for an outsider to discern clearly what is going on inside the dossier investigations on Capitol Hill. But it appears some investigators are looking beyond the 35 pages of reports done by Steele for Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm working for the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, that was published in January 2017 by BuzzFeed.
They’re looking into whether Steele did other reports about Trump, perhaps similar but not identical to what was in the dossier published by BuzzFeed. And they are looking into whether those reports made their way to the State Department. They’re also seeking to learn what individual State Department officials did in relation to Steele and whether there were any contacts between the State Department and the FBI or Justice Department concerning the anti-Trump material.
It’s not clear whether State Department activity related to Steele’s Russia project took place in the months leading up to the 2016 election, during the transition, or both.
I don’t think we have ever seen more corruption than we saw during the Barack Hussein Obama administration. This should teach us all a lesson that we should not elect a man based on his ability to read a speech or the color of his skin. For now, all we can do is sit back and wait while the investigations get to the bottom of who did what and hope we someday see the perpetrators behind bars.
Trump Just Dropped Big Surprise On Maxine Waters On Her 80th Birthday
We have all seen how the crazed Congresswoman from the looney state of California has acted since Donald Trump beat her good friend Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential elections.
From calling for President Trump’s impeachment for no valid reason to even going as far as calling for people to violently harass anyone who is involved with the Trump Administration. A few months ago she even told a group of her supporters in California that they need to start showing up wherever Trump Administration Officials show up. And if they see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, or at a gasoline station, to get out and create a crowd in order to push back on them.
“And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents,” she continued
But yesterday, for Maxine Waters 80th birthday The Daily Caller reported that in typical President Donald Trump fashion, he struck back in the best way he knows how.
Happy Birthday to the leader of the Democrat Party, Maxine Waters!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2018
President Trump frequently refers to Maxine Waters as the “leader of the Democrat party.” Especially after she told people to start harassing and violently confronting those in his administration.
But here is the most interesting fact about good ole “Auntie Maxine” as the foolish voters in her district call her. In the midst of a national financial catastrophe back in 2008 Waters actually used her position as a senior member of Congress and member of the House Financial Services Committee to force Treasury officials to meet with OneUnited Bank. All the rime never disclosing that her husband held stock in the bank. Yet because she is a Democrat, and from California, she is still free to run for office and spew her hatred.
Here is more on Maxine Water’s corruption via The Daily Beast:
“When CREW named Waters one of its “most corrupt” politicians in 2011, the group focused on her role in a federal bailout for OneUnited Bank, on whose board her husband served and in which he owned a sizable stake, during the 2008 banking crisis. Waters arranged a meeting with the Treasury Department at which OneUnited representatives sought federal bailout money. The bank eventually received more than $12 million from the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
That led to an ethics investigation into Waters’ involvement in setting up the meeting. Investigators eventually concluded that she had disclosed her financial ties to the bank, recused herself from decisions involving it, and believed the Treasury meeting would involve representatives from minority-owned banks generally, not just OneUnited (PDF). The Ethics Committee found that she had not violated any rules barring the use of one’s position for financial gain.
But that was not the case for Waters’ then-chief of staff Mikael Moore, who also happens to be her grandson. Investigators found that Moore had taken actions “unambiguously intended to assist OneUnited specifically.” He received an official reprimand.
Moore’s employment in Waters’ office raised issues of its own.
Waters told The Daily Beast that Moore had not violated any rules, and that is true. House ethics rules designed to combat nepotism in the legislature prohibit members of Congress from hiring most family members. But grandchildren were not on the list of prohibited hires when Waters gave Moore the top post in her Washington office. In early 2008, before the ethics committee began probing Waters’ role in the OneUnited bailout, CREW asked House administrators to address that apparent oversight.
“Given the extensive nature of the list, it seems clear that Congress intended for federal employees to avoid hiring relatives, even those with whom they might not have a close relationship such as first cousins,” wrote Melanie Sloan, then CREW’s executive director, in a letter to the House Administration Committee at the time (PDF). She specifically cited Waters’ hiring of Moore.
In an interview earlier this month, Waters rejected any suggestion that her past run-ins with congressional ethics authorities and watchdog groups had any bearing on her Trump remarks, and suggested that criticism of her ethics record—and reporting on that criticism—was an attempt to insulate the president from scrutiny.
“This story that you’re trying to put together, to somehow make it look as if I am as bad as a Trump, and I do bad things, and that somehow I don’t deserve to criticize him, is not credible,” she told The Daily Beast.
“I’d like you to think about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it and I’d like you think about whether or not you’re trying to maybe protect the president somewhat, cleanse him a little bit, make him look a bit better, to make it look as if other people don’t have the right to point these things out about him and other people who you make it look as if they have the same kinds of problems,” Waters added. “I want you to think about that and think about whether or not this is a story you really want to do.”
She denied any equivalence between her own past ethical controversies and those dogging the president.
“If you’re trying to compare me with Trump, it’s totally different,” Waters said.
Pay to Play?
Moore is not the only Waters family member to benefit from the congresswoman’s position. Waters’ daughter Karen has pulled in nearly $650,000 for running a “slate mailer” operation for Waters’ campaign that ethics groups have described as an end-run around campaign finance limits.
For a fee of between $250 and $45,000, candidates and political groups can get Waters’ official backing. The fee earns them a spot on the slate mailers, campaign mailers that promote Waters allies who pay her campaign committee for those mailers. Karen Waters runs the slate mailer operation, and her consulting company is paid to manage it.
“All of that money [from endorsee fees] goes into the production of [the slate mailers] and she is paid for doing that—a very nominal fee when you compare it with the campaign consultants in Los Angeles,” Waters told The Daily Beast of the practice.
She stressed that the slate mailers are entirely above board legally—Waters sought and received official approval for the slate mailers from the Federal Election Commission in 2004—but as with her employment of a family member, ethics groups say the issue isn’t strict legality so much as the spirit of applicable campaign rules.”
President Trump is right, if you combine her rhetoric, along with her unethical behavior, she embodies everything the Democrat Party of today stands for.
Maxine Gets Nasty Surprise From Trump Supporters For Her 80th Birthday
Look at this! Maxine Waters announces her 80th birthday wish, proving what a scam she has always been, and begging for a “leader” who appreciates the Constitution and doesn’t divide us. Newsflash, we have one. Trump leads while he Tweets (very funny by the way), he obviously loves the Constitution, and he doesn’t divide anyone but the swamp. If anything, the people who are divided are the ones dividing, like herself. Maxine called for non-Trump supporters to confront people and that’s a call for division. Trump supporters and anyone who doesn’t support her sure had nothing nice to say about her. That’s such a great 80th birthday present, right!! Does she deserve a nice present? I don’t think so. Do you?
Maxine refuses to support her president because he’s not a Democrat. That’s another way she divides people. Maxine lives outside of her district while the people in her city live in filth. She lives in a nice home somewhere else. That’s division.
If there’s anyone dividing people, it’s the Democratic Party and people like Maxine Waters who has a pathetic career of accomplishing barely anything.
Not sure what kind of voters live in her district, but they sure don’t seem very educated. Are her voters real or is this another case of voter fraud? I find it hard to believe that anyone else is brainwashed enough to vote for Maxine. Then again, California is the same state banning plastic straws, so there you go. They want to ban straws and ICE for their 2020 campaigns, right?
Enjoy Trump’s Tweet about Maxine causing people to flee the Democratic Party. #WalkAway.
Crazy Maxine Waters, said by some to be one of the most corrupt people in politics, is rapidly becoming, together with Nancy Pelosi, the FACE of the Democrat Party. Her ranting and raving, even referring to herself as a wounded animal, will make people flee the Democrats!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2018
Fox News covered Maxine and a possible ethics complaint as well, stating: “The head of a conservative watchdog group said Thursday that Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is inciting “mob violence” with her call for protesters to confront Trump officials in public, as he urged a formal ethics investigation on Capitol Hill.
“When you’re out there … inciting mob violence against sitting Trump Cabinet members, that doesn’t obviously reflect credibly on the House,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told “Fox & Friends.” “And the House has to decide whether they’re going to allow its members to use the House as a platform and its power and position to attack and incite violence.”
Judicial Watch earlier sent a letter to the House Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into whether the California Democrat violated ethics rules with remarks she made in Los Angeles telling supporters to “push back” on Trump officials seen in public.
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them! And you tell them that they are not welcome, anymore, anywhere,” Waters said last month.
Those comments came after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Homeland Security Security Kirstjen Nielsen were pressured to leave restaurants amid the controversy over the administration’s immigration enforcement policies.
Waters has since said she was not calling for violence and accused President Trump of lying about her comments.
But Fitton, in his letter, wrote that her remarks were in violation of House rules requiring representatives to conduct themselves “in a manner that shall reflect credibly on the House.”
Fitton said Thursday that Waters should be reprimanded or even expelled from the House over her remarks.
“You can bet there is an increase in security costs for all Cabinet officials as a result of her rhetoric and comments,” he said.
He also encouraged voters to urge their representatives to act in reprimanding Waters.
Fox News reported on August 1st that along with the FEC complaints already filed, another one is in the works as we speak:
“The conservative National Legal and Policy Center is still drafting a second broader complaint focusing on the sources of money going to the Waters campaign and flowing to her daughter—and the accuracy of campaign finance reports, said Tom Anderson, director of the group’s government integrity project.”
How’s that for a “Happy Birthday”?!
Here’s another video from 2017 of people sick and tired of Maxine Waters.”
Maxine Waters is one of the people who are causing most of the division. For her birthday, she should give herself a pat on the back for not accomplishing much over her long career other than becoming known as a divisive, big mouthed, absolute waste, and a scam artist.
If she disagrees with that, then too bad. She heads a disgusting district that she clearly doesn’t seem to take care of. Her office in California has every single window covered in gates (from what I saw) and she must not be working in a nice area full of trustworthy people if that’s how she’s locking up at night.
What exactly does she do for a job, besides run her mouth and become memes?
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