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Thursday, April 26, 2018
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NRA

Don’t Forget: The ‘Patriotic’ NRA Is Under Investigation For Kremlin Connections

Amid national outrage over school shootings, the torrent of media coverage that has engulfed the National Rifle Association and the Republican Party routinely omits this crucial fact: The FBI is currently investigating the NRA’s suspicious connections with Alexander Torshin — a top banker, alleged organized crime boss, and former Russian parliamentary leader with very close […]

February 26, 2018
FBI

What If Trump Had To Pass FBI Vetting? Take A Wild Guess

Amid the shock and horror accompanying yet another mass-shooting of school children in Florida, an anonymous White House official exhibited the sheer moral squalor of Trumpism. “For everyone, [the massacre] was a distraction or a reprieve,” the official said. “A lot of people here felt like it was a reprieve from seven or eight days […]

February 20, 2018

Danziger: Republicans Attack Their Own Dog In The Fight

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

February 17, 2018
Danziger

Danziger: Trumpian Transparency

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

February 10, 2018
page

Why The FBI Investigated Carter Page, ‘Idiot’ Espionage Suspect

Let’s put it this way: if poor, abused Carter Page wasn’t a Russian agent back when Donald Trump plucked him from obscurity to advise his 2016 campaign, he’d definitely done all he could to look like one. Among the many bizarre aspects of Rep. Devin Nunes’ incompetent and dishonest “Top Secret” memo purporting to discredit […]

February 6, 2018
trump

Trump Is Tearing Apart Our Civic Fabric And Democratic Institutions

The United States is coming undone. It is dis-united. Its citizens are bitterly divided along a widening chasm, each side believing the other is despicable; its democratic institutions are under assault; its ideals of equality and respect for the rule of law, once so widely admired around the world, are now ignored, even scorned, by […]

February 2, 2018
Emails

Revelations About FBI’s Handling Of Clinton Emails Show No Coverup Or Misconduct

Media reports this week have focused fresh attention on how the Federal Bureau of Investigation managed the dramatic discovery — five weeks before the 2016 presidential election — of what seemed to be a fresh trove of Hillary Clinton emails and the delay in investigating them that ensued. The articles are fueling Republican charges of […]

February 1, 2018
Nunes

Despite ‘Transparency’ Claim, Devin Nunes Ducks Reporters — And Constituents

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. The GOP House Intel chairman wants unlimited transparency for his FBI conspiracy theories, but not for himself. California Republican Devin Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, has been aggressively abusing his office to protect Donald Trump from the Russia investigation — which House Speaker Paul Ryan has happily let him […]

February 1, 2018
FBI

In Rare Public Rebuke, FBI Humiliates Nunes For ‘Memo’ Smear Campaign

After meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and White House chief of staff John Kelly and beseeching them not to publicly release a dubious, GOP-concocted hit report on the FBI, the bureau went public with its “grave concerns” on Wednesday. Clearly hitting the Republican’s ongoing smear campaign led by House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes — which […]

January 31, 2018
hayden

Four-Star General Hayden Warns Against GOP Assault On National Security Agencies

Four-star general Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA, issued a grave warning Monday night, telling CNN’s Don Lemon that partisan attacks on the FBI and other agencies are “chiseling away at institutions we are going to need again.” Hayden made the remarks during a discussion about congressional Republicans’ failure to hold Donald Trump […]

January 30, 2018
Danziger

Danziger: None Dare Call It Conspiracy

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

January 30, 2018
FBI

FBI Staffers React To Purge Of Deputy Director: “What The Hell Is Going On?”

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. The chaos president is apparently trying to export his signature tumult into the halls of the FBI in hopes of casting the bureau into a permanent state of turmoil. That’s the price the bureau is paying for being associated with special counsel Robert Mueller’s intensifying Russia and obstruction of justice investigations, […]

January 29, 2018
Gowdy

Rep. Trey Gowdy Admits Republicans Are ‘Overstating’ Accusations Against FBI

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com. Republicans are having a hard time letting go of their smears of the FBI, but House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) gave away the whole game on Sunday. Republicans have spent months trying to smear the FBI’s investigation of Russian collusion over a series of text messages between a […]

January 28, 2018
FBI

Report: Trump Launched Campaign To Discredit Potential FBI Witnesses

Donald Trump urged his aides to orchestrate a plan to discredit specific FBI officials after learning that they were likely to testify against him in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia probe, according to an explosive new report by investigative reporter Murray Waas in Foreign Policy. The report, published Friday evening, details a series of events that took place in June 2017, […]

January 27, 2018
FBI conspiracy

GOP Senator Hyped Silly ‘Secret Society’ FBI Conspiracy — Based On Joke Text

Republicans are desperate to derail the Russia investigation with FBI conspiracy theories about the text message correspondence between bureau officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The two officials privately trashed Donald Trump during the Clinton server investigation, but also several other politicians on both sides of the aisle. As far as Republicans are concerned, this is a scandal that proves […]

January 25, 2018
FBI director

Report: Asking How He Voted, Trump Put Pressure On Acting FBI Director

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com The evidence has been mounting for a year that Donald Trump obstructed justice in his attempts to shut down the Russia investigation. But yet another shoe dropped Tuesday, when the Washington Post reported that the same week Trump fired FBI Director James Comey as part of his obstruction, he also questioned then-acting Director Andrew […]

January 23, 2018
Memo

Useful Idiots (And Russian Bots) Vs. The FBI

Nothing is more fashionable these days on the Republican right than to trash America’s law enforcement and intelligence services. Legislators like Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Francis Rooney (R-FL) broadcast accusations about “major corruption” within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and demand a “purge.” Tom Fitton, who runs the right-wing legal outfit known as Judicial […]

January 22, 2018
FBI

Jeopardizing Law Enforcement, House Republicans Intensify War On The FBI

Reprinted with permission from ShareBlue. Having completely abandoned any semblance of an investigation focused on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, as well as possible collusion with the Trump campaign, House Republicans are now trying to discredit the FBI and federal prosecutors. In the latest unprecedented development, the FBI has been forced to hand over sensitive documents to […]

January 17, 2018
Clinton Foundation

Trump Justice: Sessions Revives Political Probe Of Clinton Foundation

At the urging of Republicans in Congress, the Trump Justice Department has reopened a blatantly political investigation of the Clinton Foundation. According to The Hill newspaper, Trump administration officials say that the investigation resumed “months ago,” and that prosecutors are again examining “pay to play” allegations that foundation donors received special treatment while Hillary Clinton […]

January 6, 2018
Danziger

Danziger: Follow The Rubles

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

December 9, 2017