Wednesday, January 29, 2020

‘Explosive Revelations’ By DOJ Inspector General May Force A FBI Hillary Clinton Investigation Reboot


by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

Since May 2017  when Robert Mueller was named as special counsel for the Russia investigation we have seen everything from what team members he had chosen to every subpoena issued, dominating the headlines. With recent disturbing revelations about a number of members of Mueller’s team, and those that have been reassigned or demoted, what hasn’t received enough attention is the investigation into improprieties on the part of members of the DOJ and FBI, that has quietly been conducted for nearly 11 months, by the DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

In fact, all the recent information about anti-Trump DOJ and FBI employees that has been revealed over the last three weeks, is a direct result of the OIG’s investigation into “allegations regarding certain actions by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in advance of the 2016 election,” which began on January 12, 2017.

We know the information on Peter Strzok and Lisa Page came directly as a result of the OIG’s investigation, due to a response letter from DOJ Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz, where he was asked by members of congress, “When and how did OIG become aware of the text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page?”

His response: ” In gathering evidence for the OIG’s ongoing 2016 election review, we requested, consistent with standard practice, that the FBI produce text messages from the FBI-issued phones of certain FBI employees involved in the Clinton email investigation based on search terms we provided. After finding a number of politically-oriented text messages between Page and Strzok, the OIG sought from the FBI all text messages between Strzok and Page from their FBI-issued phones through November 30, 2016, which covered the entire period of the Clinton e-mail server investigation. The FBI produced these text messages on July 20, 2017. Following our review of those text messages, the OIG expanded our request to the FBI to include all text messages between Strzok and Page from November 30, 2016, through the date of the document request, which was July 28, 2017. The OIG received these additional messages on August 10, 2017.”

There were five specific issues that OIG agents were charged with investigating with the caveat that the “OIG will consider other issues that may arise during the course of the review.”


Interestingly, the OIG review was called for by members of both sides of the political aisle. Republicans were questioning former FBI director James Comey’s July 5, 2016 announcement where he took it upon himself to “recommend” that no charges be brought against Hillary Clinton in the email/private server scandal. Democrats were infuriated over Comey’s October 28, 2016 letter to congressannouncing further emails had been discovered that he believed could be relevant to the previous investigation, with Clinton herself and her campaign team blaming that letter, so close to the presidential election, for her loss to Donald Trump. The November 6 letterreferenced in the OIG’s release, was a followup by Comey to congress stating the FBI had reviewed a “large volume” of additional Clinton emails and had “not changed our conclusions we expressed in July…..”

While the OIG announcement specified a review into procedural issues, considerations and decisions, we now know from the information recently released, the OIG stirred up a hornet’s nest, as the investigation has found that aside from discovering that FBI’s agents and lawyers, such as Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, were virulently anti-Trump, and pro-Hillary, to the point where they were discussing “paths” forward and some type of “insurance policy” in the event that Trump won the election, it has also been revealed that Strzok was possibly also the man that changed the wording of Comey’s July 5, 2016 letter, removing the term “gross negligence” to “extremely careless.”

Gross negligence is a “conscious and voluntary disregard of the need to use reasonable care, which is likely to cause foreseeable grave injury or harm to persons, property, or both,” which a meets legal threshold for mishandling classified material, as to where using the term “extremely careless,” does not.

The federal statute that would have applied had Comey’s initial determination of “gross negligence” not been altered by others at the FBI, is 18 U.S. Code § 793 – Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information, Section 793(f), which states: “Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer— Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

We now know from a December 14, 2017 letter from Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, to FBI director Christopher Wray, there were multiple instances where the term “gross negligence” was removed and/or changed and that there were other edits to Comey’s original draft which absolved Clinton, leading Johnson to request additional information as to the names of each individual that made those  edits to the original Comey statement.

2017-12-14 RHJ to FBI Re Comey July 5 Statement by TL on Scribd


The next issue was whether the FBI deputy director should have recused himself from participating into certain investigative matters. That would be Andrew McCabe and the investigative matter would be the Hillary Clinton FBI investigation.

According to multiple reports, just days after the Clinton email scandal blew up publicly, “McCabe’s wife was approached by longtime Clinton ally Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe about running for office, with an offer of some $700,000 in campaign donations,” and “later received $292,500 from another Democratic PAC.”

Through much of the probe of Clinton’s server, McCabe was the assistant director in charge of the bureau’s Washington field office and managed resources for the investigation.

He became deputy director while the investigation was still underway, overseeing the entire investigation.

As can be seen in the embedded document above, Comey’s original draft letter from for his proposed July 5, 2016 statement was sent to a number of people on May 2, 2016, including Andrew McCabe, a full two months before the FBI had even concluded their interviews, including the subject of the investigation, Hillary Clinton. McCabe forwarded the draft to other agents for edits.

In other words, McCabe had a hand in the editing of the statement that exonerated Hillary Clinton, a decision that had been made before the investigation had even concluded, despite the fact that McCabe had a clear conflict of interest.


The next issue the OIG’s office was looking into was the Former Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice improperly disclosing non-public information to the Hillary Clinton campaign. That position was held by Peter Kadzik from 2014 to 2017.

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Mueller “Improperly” Obtained “Tens of Thousands” Of Trump Transition Emails

from Zero Hedge:

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has taken possession of “many tens of thousands” of emails from the Trump transition team, obtained through the General Services Administration – the government agency responsible for hosting the transition email system which used a “” address, and which according to a Trump lawyer were improperly obtained through “unlawful conduct.”

The trove of documents, which includes sensitive emails to and from Trump son-in-law and top advisor Jared Kushner, comprise 12 email accounts – one of which reportedly contains around 7,000 emails. Mueller’s team has reportedly been using the emails as the basis for witness interviews, sources tell Axios

The transition emails are said to include sensitive exchanges on matters that include potential appointments, gossip about the views of particular senators involved in the confirmation process, speculation about vulnerabilities of Trump nominees, strategizing about press statements, and policy planning on everything from war to taxes. –Axios

Mueller is using the emails to confirm things, and get new leads,” a transition source adds.

Transition officials had reportedly pre-sorted emails in anticipation of Mueller’s investigation, separating “privileged” communications from the rest of the cache, and sources say they were surprised to learn of Mueller’s use of the emails – as they have been fully cooperative with the special counsel investigation. “They ask us to waive NDAs [nondisclosure agreements] and things like that,” a second source said. “We have never said ‘no’ to anything.

Tranistion team lawyer Kory Langhofer says the Special Counsel obtained the documents through “unlawful conduct” by the General Services Administration, reports Fox News

In a letter obtained by Fox News and sent to House and Senate committees on Saturday, the transition team’s attorney alleges “unlawful conduct” by the career staff at the General Services Administration in handing over transition documents to the special counsel’s office.


Kory Langhofer, the counsel to Trump for America, wrote in the letter that the special counsel’s office is aware that the GSA “did not own or control the records in question.”


But, Langhofer says, Mueller’s team has “extensively used the materials in question, including portions that are susceptible to claims of privilege.


The Trump transition team lawyer argued the actions “impair the ability of future presidential transition teams to candidly discuss policy and internal matters that benefit the country as a whole.” 

The emails could shed light on the details leading up to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s communications with Rusian ambassador Sergey Kislyak – with whom Flynn had several call to discuss sanctions, as well as an upcoming UN Security Council vote on whether or not to condemn Israel’s building of settlements, which the Obama administration was preparing to allow to go through. The New York Times reported in early December that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel asked the Trump transition team to lobby other countries to help Israel. 

According to prosecutors, on Dec. 22, Mr. Flynn discussed with Mr. Kislyak an upcoming United Nations Security Council vote on whether to condemn Israel’s building of settlements. At the time, the Obama administration was preparing to allow a Security Council vote on the matter.


Investigators have learned that Mr. Flynn and Mr. Kushner took the lead in those effortsMr. Mueller’s team has emails that show Mr. Flynn saying he would work to kill the vote, the people briefed on the matter said. –NYT

In September, Politico reported that Jared Kushner continued to use a private email account that had been set up during the transition to communicate with fellow administration officials during Trump’s first nine months in office – however it was used to send “less than 100 emails” which mostly consisted of “quips about news items and minor commentary.” 

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Bombshell: “The House Is Going To Be Rocked In The Next 72 Hours… Over A Dozen Congressional Members May Resign” Over Sex Scandals


by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:

What started as an attack on then-candidate Donald J. Trump leading into the 2016 Presidential election appears to have been flipped completely on its head as scores of media, music, movie and political resignations over sex scandals have left shock waves across the country.

Not a week has gone by without some high ranking member of the star-studded elite getting taken down by what overtly looks to be a viral movement under the #MeToo hashtag.

It’s no secret that back in the 1990’s President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill that would shield sexually deviant Congressional members from being revealed to the public.

Well, in 1995, which I remind you was right at the time Bill Clinton was playing with stinky cigars in the Oval Orifice, Congress decided to pass a law which can be properly called “Congressional Protection For Sexual Assault Act of 1995.” Of course it’s not really entitled that; it’s allegedly called “The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995.”

This law was debated and passed in the House 429-0.  It then went to the Senate and was passed by unanimous consent and was signed by then-President Clinton.

You got it — not one “No” vote between either chamber.

This must have really been a good law, right?

Well, for Congress it was — if they liked to diddle their sexatary, pages, or other people in their offices.

Gee, I can see why Bill Clinton liked that bill too!

And while that law has thus far kept Congressional sexual harassment allegations and settlements completely hidden from the American public, that may be about to change according to investigative reporter Luke Rosiak who tweeted a Bombshell report via Twitter Friday evening:

4Chan researchers weighed in:

1. This reporter is legit. He was behind all the Awan Scandal reporting at Daily Caller. Highly respected. Noticed by all the right people too.

2. According to Lisa Bloom’s blog the $750,000-for-sex-assault-claims story was held onto by Trump / his lawyers and leaked by *them*. This is reasonable and probably true, even if she hates them.

3. So WHY did Trump release that 750k story today? He likely had that saved for 9months+. He often saves up his attacks for the right moment. He rarely plays a card on its own – he saves up full hands of cards then plays them all at once to totally overwhelm the opponents. Sun Tzu says to do this.

4. What am I getting at? I am saying that Trump is behind the upcoming major sex scandal shit thats about to rock the House in 72 hours. He is insulating himself from splashback.

5. Remember the stories yesterday about suddenly Paul Ryan is about to retire from the House in early 2018? Convenient timing huh. Might be him publicly surrendering from a huge sex scandal swamp drainage, aiming to leave gracefully with his reputation intact so he has a chance in the business world. Weren’t Cochran and McCain also hospitalized two days ago?

If true, we are about to see an unprecedented wave of swamp draining in the United States Congress.

It makes one wonder whether President Trump may have been working behind the scenes to expose and hit back at the various interests attempting to unseat him via impeachment proceedings surrounding allegations of sexual impropriety and his purported but as of yet unproven illegal connections to Russia.

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IT’S AN INDUSTRY: Thanks to Lisa Bloom We Now Know Trump Accusers are Paid $750,000 by Dem Donors to Say Trump Abused Them

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

It’s an industry.

Thanks to Lisa Bloom, spawn of Gloria Allred, we now know that Trump accusers are paid $750,000 by top Democrat donors to accuse the billionaire president of sexual abuse.

With Democrats it’s all about power by any means necessary.

Democrats paraded out three Trump accusers this week.
Someone needs to check their bank accounts.

Josh Caplan reported this earlier today by The Hill:

A well-known women’s rights lawyer sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump during the final months of the 2016 election, according to documents and interviews.

California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill.

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Bombshell: Lisa Bloom Sought 6-Figure Payoffs for Donald Trump Accusers

by John Nolte, Breitbart:

Left-wing feminist attorney Lisa Bloom, who represented two of the women who made sexual harassment allegations against President Trump during the 2016 campaign, sought payoffs as high as six figures for her clients, according to the Hill.

From the beginning, Trump has denied any and all wrongdoing. Moreover, he has argued that the allegations were part of an overall plot to personally destroy his candidacy with lies.

The Hill obtained contracts and text messages that show Bloom sought to sell the stories of alleged victims to television outlets; one proposed deal included an offer of $750,000 to a woman who eventually declined to come forward. Bloom also sought to convince a donor to pay off the mortgage of a woman who did come forward.

“The women’s accounts were chronicled in contemporaneous contractual documents, emails and text messages,” the Hill reports, adding that this included “an exchange of texts between one woman and Bloom that suggested political action committees supporting Hillary Clinton were contacted during the effort.”

One of Trump’s most vocal accusers, makeup artist Jill Harth, received just under $30,000 from an unspecified donor to pay off her mortgage. Bloom also raised an additional $2,300 for Harth using GoFundMe.

Harth denies the payment was an incentive for her to come forward, even though she had withdrawn a harassment lawsuit against Trump in 1997. Harth is currently writing a book about her experience. The second woman, who did not come forward, also told the Hill that no one asked her to lie.

However, the Hill reports, on top of the payments, “texts and emails indicate Bloom held a strong dislike of Trump” and that “Bloom’s efforts to get alleged victims of sexual assault or harassment to come out against Trump intensified as Election Day 2016 approached”:

“Give us a clear sense of what you need and we will see if it we can get it,” Bloom texted the woman a week before Election Day.

“I’m scared Lisa. I can’t relocate. I don’t like taking other people’s money,” the woman wrote to Bloom.

“Ok let’s not do this then,” Bloom responded. “We are just about out of time anyway.”

The woman then texted back demanding to know why there was a deadline. “What does time have to do with this? Time to bury Trump??? You want my story to bury trump for what? Personal gain? See that ‘s why I have trust issues!!”

Bloom also asked this woman to delete a Facebook post that showed she supported Trump for president. “Otherwise the reporter will ask you how you could support him after what he did to you.”

Her allegation involves an unsolicited advance at a 1990s beauty contest.

The woman continued to ask for and receive better offers, from a $10,000 donation to her church to an eventual $780,000 for her. Then came the media offers:

“Outlets with which I have good relationships that may pay for your first on camera interview, revealing your name and face: Inside Edition, Dr. Phil,,” Bloom texted the woman just weeks before Election Day. “My best estimate of what I could get for you would be $10-15,000 (less our 1/3 attorney fee).”

“If you are interested I would recommend Inside Edition or Dr. Phil as they are much bigger. Dr. Phil is doing a show on Trump accusers next Tuesday in LA and would fly you here and put you up in a nice hotel, and pay for your meals as well, with your daughter if you like,” Bloom’s text added. “Media moves very quickly so you need to decide and then once confirmed, you need to stick to it.”

Representatives of “Inside Edition” and “Dr. Phil” said they did not pay any Trump accusers for appearances last year.

After finally agreeing to go public, the woman ended up in the hospital. As Election Day approached, Bloom persisted and eventually raised her offer to $750,000. The woman declined.

Reached for comment, Bloom, who makes up to one-third of all monies received by her clients, “acknowledged she engaged in discussions to secure donations for women who made or considered making accusations against Trump before last year’s election.” She denies any wrongdoing.

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Lead BLM Investigator Blows Whistle, Exposing Gov’t Conspiracy Against Bundy Family

by  Jay Syrmopoulos, The Free Thought Project:

The lead BLM investigator in the Bundy Ranch case has blown the whistle exposing “far-reaching misconduct, recklessness and unrestrained antipathy toward the family.”

Bunkerville, NV — The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) lead investigator into the failed Bundy Ranch operation that took place April of 2014 has blown the whistle in an effort to expose far-reaching misconduct, recklessness, corruption and unrestrained persecutory behavior toward the Bundy family.

The Bundys and other defendants are currently on trial for conspiring to stop federal authorities from confiscating family cattle after Cliven Bundy failed to pay grazing fees and fines for years. They’re also facing charges relating to using or carrying a firearm in a crime of violence, threatening a federal law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice and extortion. Their trial began Nov. 14 in Las Vegas.

The incident saw hundreds of armed militiamen, and others, show up to defend the Bundy ranch after armed BLM sniper teams took up positions around the Bundy ranch property.

A damning memo from lead investigator Larry Wooten reveals borderline criminal operation carried out by the BLM.

According to a report by The Oregonian:

The memo comes from Larry Wooten, who had been the lead case agent and investigator for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management after the tense confrontation outside the patriarch’s ranch near Bunkerville. Wooten also testified before a federal grand jury that returned indictments against the Bundys. He said he was removed from the investigation last February after he complained to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Nevada…

Then last Wooten sent a whistleblower email to the U.S. Department of Justice, alleging a “widespread pattern of bad judgment, lack of discipline, incredible bias, unprofessionalism and misconduct, as well as likely policy, ethical and legal violations among senior and supervisory staff” at the Bureau of Land Management’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security.

Wooten wrote that supervisory agents with the bureau repeatedly mocked the defendants in an “amateurish carnival atmosphere” that resembled something out of middle school, displayed “clear prejudice” against the Bundys, their supporters and Mormons, and prominently displayed degrading altered booking photos of Cliven Bundy and other defendants in a federal office and in an office presentation.

The memo described “heavy handedness” by government officers as they prepared to impound Cliven Bundy’s cattle. He said some officers “bragged about roughing up Dave Bundy, grinding his face into the ground and Dave Bundy having little bits of gravel stuck in his face.” Dave Bundy, one of Cliven Bundy’s sons, was arrested April 6, 2014, while videotaping men he suspected were federal agents near his father’s ranch.

Wooten contends that supervisory agents failed to turn over required discovery evidence to the prosecution team that could help the defense or be used to question the credibility of a witness, as required by law.

The revelations contained in the memo prompted Cliven Bundy’s attorney to file a motion to dismiss the case, which is already in shambles over the government’s failure to share evidence with the defense as required by law.

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Julian Assange: Deep State Ready To Push Trump Out – Install Pence As President

by Tim Brown, Freedom Outpost:

On Thursday morning, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sent a tweet that indicates he believes that a long game has been played by the Deep State and others to “extract as many unpopular positions as possible” in order to Push President Donald Trump out of the White House and install Vice President Mike Pence as president.

“Trump’s political capital has been openly looted for months now by GOP, CIA, Netanyahu, Goldman Sachs, etc. Game is clearly to extract as many unpopular positions as possible (e.g tax cuts for the super rich), push the resulting political corpse to Mueller & install Mike Pence,” tweeted Assange.

This isn’t the first time Assange has mentioned Pence taking over the White House.

Back in March, he tweeted, “[Hillary] Clinton stated privately this month that she is quietly pushing for a Pence takeover. She stated that Pence is predictable hence defeatable.”

He followed up that tweet with, “Two IC officials close to Pence stated privately this month that they are planning on a Pence takeover. Did not state if Pence agrees.”

Just days before that tweet, Zero Hedge posted “Is Mike Pence The Deep State’s Insurance Policy?”  From that article:

As most people are aware, Trump was able to secure his seat in the White House by offering a markedly different vision for America than Hillary Clinton, who largely mirrored Obama’s presidency. Both Clinton and Obama had very hawkish approaches to Russia and Russia’s strategic allies in the Middle East. In contrast, Trump was clear that he respected Russia’s president and wanted to forge closer relations.

The first thing to note is that Trump has been keeping most of his campaign promises to date — even the most outlandish ones. The second is that Flynn was actually in the process of offering a deal on economic sanctions against Russia and a ceasefire in Ukraine, suggesting there was substance behind Trump’s pro-Russia rhetoric. The issue with this, of course, is that ultimately, there are people within the intelligence community who view a warming of relations with Russia to be a deal breaker with the Trump administration.

Evidently, there are those behind the scenes within the deep state and the intelligence community who still fear that Trump could take away their long-held anti-Russian narrative, which has arguably been fueling the need for such a large and oversized military budget since World War II.

So where is this headed?

If Trump doesn’t adopt the Cold War 2.0 approach of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and is forced out of his own administration in the same manner as Flynn, it will become clear why once we learn who would replace him: Mike Pence.

As the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin observed:

“Pence is seen by many in Washington as a figure who might stand up for the traditionally hawkish views he espoused while in Congress, a proxy of sorts for the GOP national security establishment.”

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Scheme To Pay Off Trump Accusers Emerges, One Woman Was Offered $750,000

from ZeroHedge:

California woman’s rights Attorney Lisa Bloom operated behind a scheme to compensate Trump accusers and potential accusers using money from donors and tabloid media outlets during the final months of the 2016 presidential race, in an effort which intensified as the election neared, report John Solomon and Alison Spann of The Hill

Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herselfarranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill. –The Hill

The various accounts of Bloom’s scheme were detailed in documents, emails and text messages reviewed by The Hill, and come on the heels of Bill O’Reilly’s claim that there is a secret tape of a women who was offered $200,000 to file sexual harassment charges against Trump. It is unknown whether or not O’Reilly’s claim is related to Bloom’s activities. 

  Lisa Bloom with mother Gloria Allred
Lisa Bloom with mother Gloria Allred

Bloom, the daughter of activist Attorney Gloria Allred who initially defended Harvey Weinstein against sexual assault allegations earlier this year and was publicly shamed by anti-Trump comedian Kathy Griffin, represented four women considering launching allegations against Trump last year. Two of the women went public, while the other two declined. 

Bloom says that the goal of her accusation mill was to simply raise funds to help women “relocate or arrange security if they felt unsafe during the waning days of a vitriolic election.” With a commission to Bloom as high as 33 percent, if she was able to sell their stories to media outlets

“Our standard pro bono agreement for legal services provides that if a media entity offers to compensate a client for sharing his or her story we receive a percentage of those fees. This rarely happens. But, on occasion, a case generates media interest and sometimes (not always) a client may receive an appearance fee,” said Bloom.

  Jill Harth
Jill Harth

One client of Bloom’s who received money was Trump accuser Jill Harth, who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against trump in 1997, but withdrew it after Trump settled a separate lawsuit from Harth and her boyfriend for alleged breach of contract when trump backed out of a business deal. After Bloom began representing Harth, she arranged for a donor to help Harth pay off her Queens, NY mortgage, which was recorded as extinguished on Dec. 19, 2016. Bloom also “arranged a small payment from the licensing of some photos to the news media, then set up a GoFundMe page for Harth’s benefit which raised a little over $2,300.

Harth maintains Bloom’s financial incentives had nothing to do with her decision to reignite her claims:

“Nothing that you’ve said to me about my mortgage or the Go Fund Me that was created to help me out financially affects the facts or the veracity of my 1997 federal complaint against Donald J. Trump for sexual harassment and assault,” Harth told The Hill.

One woman who spoke with The Hill under the condition of anonymity said that she was friends with Bloom and Harth, and said that Bloom never encouraged them to make false statements – however their texts and emails “indicate Bloom held a strong dislike of Trump,” telling the potential Trump accuser in one email that her story was “further evidence of what a sick predator this man is.” 

Other documents reveal that Bloom’s efforts to peddle accusers intensified as the 2016 election neared. 

When Harth, for instance, informed Bloom she had just made a Facebook post urging other women to come forward about Trump in October 2016, the lawyer texted back: “Wow Jill that would be amazing. 27 days until the election.”

And when a potential client abruptly backed out of a pre-election news conference in which she was supposed to allege she was sexually assaulted at age 13, Bloom turned her attention to another woman.

That woman, Harth’s friend, went back and forth for weeks with Bloom in 2016 about going public with an allegation of an unsolicited advance by Trump on the 1990s beauty contest circuit.

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FBI Edits To Clinton Exoneration Go Far Beyond What Was Previously Known; Comey, McCabe, Strzok Implicated

from Zero Hedge:

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has discovered that edits made to former FBI Director James Comey’s statement exonerating Hillary Clinton for transmitting classified info over an unsecured, private email server went far beyond what was previously known, as detailed in a Thursday letter from committee chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) to FBI Director Christopher Wray. 

The letter reveals specific edits made by senior FBI agents when Deputy Director Andrew McCabe exchanged drafts of Comey’s statement with senior FBI officials, including Peter Strzok, Strzok’s direct supervisor, E.W. “Bill” Priestap, Jonathan Moffa, and an unnamed employee from the Office of General Counsel (identified by Newsweek as DOJ Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson) – in what was a coordinated conspiracy among top FBI brass to decriminalize Clinton’s conduct by changing legal terms and phrases, omitting key information, and minimizing the role of the Intelligence Community in the email investigation. Doing so virtually assured that then-candidate Hillary Clinton would not be prosecuted.

James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok

Also mentioned in the letter are the immunity agreements granted by the FBI in June 2016 to top Obama advisor Cheryl Mills and aide Heather Samuelson – who helped decide which Clinton emails were destroyed before turning over the remaining 30,000 records to the State Department. Of note, the FBI agreed to destroy evidence on devices owned by Mills and Samuelson which were turned over in the investigation. 

Sen. Johnson’s letter reads: 

According to documents produced by the FBI, FBI employees exchanged proposed edits to the draft statement. On May 6, Deputy Director McCabe forwarded the draft statement to other senior FBI employees, including Peter Strzok, E.W. Priestap, Jonathan Moffa, and an employee on the Office of General Counsel whose name has been redacted. While the precise dates of the edits and identities of the editors are not apparent from the documents, the edits appear to change the tone and substance of Director Comey’s statement in at least three respects

It was already known that Strzok – who was demoted to the FBI’s HR department after anti-Trump text messages to his mistress were uncovered by an internal FBI watchdog – was responsible for downgrading the language regarding Clinton’s conduct from the criminal charge of “gross negligence” to “extremely careless.”

“Gross negligence” is a legal term of art in criminal law often associated with recklessness. According to Black’s Law Dictionary, gross negligence is “A severe degree of negligence taken as reckless disregard,” and “Blatant indifference to one’s legal duty, other’s safety, or their rights.” “Extremely careless,” on the other hand, is not a legal term of art.

According to an Attorney briefed on the matter, “extremely careless” is in fact a defense to “gross negligence”: “What my client did was ‘careless’, maybe even ‘extremely careless,’ but it was not ‘gross negligence’ your honor.” The FBI would have no option but to recommend prosecution if the phrase “gross negligence” had been left in.

18 U.S. Code § 793 “Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information” specifically uses the phrase “gross negligence.” Had Comey used the phrase, he would have essentially declared that Hillary had broken the law. 

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