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FBI fights public release of Trump dossier info

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Senate investigators have had problems getting the FBI to reveal information about the Trump dossier. They're not the only ones. Outside groups filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are running up against a stone wall when it comes to the dossier. When it comes to the Freedom of Information Act, the FBI is resisting the release of even the most basic information. "They're fighting us on everything," Judicial Watch chief Tom Fitton told me recently. "They're fighting us tooth and nail."

FBI Says No Public Interest In Hillary Clinton Email Files: Time To Prove Them Wrong!

Something is definitely wrong at the FBI if this is their official position, but we urge all CHQ readers to demonstrate the public interest in releasing Hillary Clinton's FBI files by going to the White House petition website through this link and signing the petition.

Next stop for Trump dossier probe: the FBI

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The dossier remains critical in the Trump-Russia investigation for several reasons. It contains a number of sensational allegations on the question of whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians. It raises questions about Clinton supporters indirectly paying Kremlin-linked Russians for dirt on the Republican presidential candidate, now the president. And it played a role in the rapid deterioration of relations between Trump and Comey.

Democrat IT Spy Tries To Run To Pakistan: We Connect Some Dots For You

The House of Representatives, and especially the Capitol Police whose job is generally viewed as protecting Members from embarrassment, not counter-espionage, cannot be trusted to conduct a full and politics-free investigation of this national security disaster.

Was The Russian Lawyer's Meeting With Donald Trump Jr Part Of A Deep State Plot?

Connect the dots and it looks like the same group of dictator-friendly Democrats who got the the spurious dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump into the news have chosen this moment to leak information on Donald Jr. to keep the phony Russian collusion story alive.

Dear Russian Agents, Send Help

Please, send us what you have so we can better expose the deceit and hypocrisy of those who would fundamentally change America by undermining the rule of law and liberty. And maybe – just maybe – the GOP in Washington will see that what’s happening from within to undermine our constitutional republic and way of life is nearly as horrible as what you Russians are trying.

Democrats Cannot Be Trusted With Classified Intelligence

The organized campaign of leaks of classified intelligence coming from former Obama officials are confirming an old Republican criticism that Democrats really hate: "Democrats can't be trusted with national security."

Terrorism Defined

Flint airport knife attacker Amor Ftouhi and Alexandria assassin James Hodgkinson were not “sick” or “deranged,” they had clear ideological motivations for their acts of violence, yet the FBI can't bring themselves to call them terrorists.

Far Left Anti-Trump NSA Leaker Arrested

One is left wondering what kind of background check Ms. Winner was given prior to and during her employment and how, in view of these social media red flags, she was given access to sensitive intelligence about the FBI investigation into Russian influence operations in the United States.

The FBI Must Investigate The Sophisticated Intelligence Operation To Destroy President Trump

When one begins to analyze how these stories begin and propagate it is clear that, as The Washington Post put it, “current and former U.S. officials” in the intelligence agencies are engaged in what amounts to a seditious conspiracy to cripple and eventually bring down President Trump.

On the Limits of Loyalty

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The FBI director’s status should be no different from that of the attorney general, the CIA director, and other top national-security officials. Particularly in a time of terrorist peril, these positions are of tremendous policy-making consequence. Since the president is ultimately responsible for policy, he should be free to appoint his own preferred nominees, subject to the Senate’s constitutional advice-and-consent check.

The Politics of 'Special Prosecutors'

Setting aside the astonishing idea that the Democratic Party would hold the nation’s top law enforcement agency hostage to its own political agenda, the idea that a “special prosecutor” is needed implies that a crime worthy of prosecution is known to have been committed.

Trump Strikes A Blow For The Rule Of Law

The firing of James Comey is a much-needed corrective to the Obama – Comey cult of government by personal whim and an important step toward the reestablishment of the rule of law; it should be applauded by all Americans.

No, the FBI Was Not a Trump Partisan

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

There would still be no good-faith basis to protest the FBI’s proper adherence to secrecy rules in the foreign-intelligence investigation of purported ties between Trump associates and Russia. There is no equivalence between criminal and intelligence investigations — the former expected to result in public disclosures, the latter classified and presumed secret. To claim otherwise is to elevate politics over national security . . . or to be just plain dumb.

Ted Cruz Scorches FBI Director James Comey

The video of Ted Cruz questioning FBI Director James Comey is all the proof most conservatives need that keeping Comey on as FBI Director may be the worst personnel decision of President Trump’s new administration.

Obama FBI Employee Goes Rogue Marries ISIS Terrorist

The Daniella Greene case shows the incredible level of dysfunction at the Obama-Comey era FBI both in its security clearance procedures and, at the leadership and operational levels, in its understanding of the threat Islamism poses to America and constitutional liberty.

FBI Obtained Surveillance Warrant Against Former Trump Campaign Adviser

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller

The FBI gained approval from a secret federal court last summer to conduct communications surveillance against Carter Page, a former adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post is reporting. The revelation confirms for the first time that a federal surveillance warrant, known as a FISA warrant, was issued for a member of the Trump campaign as part of a federal investigation of potential ties between the Republican’s associates and the Russian government.

Top Democrat Finally Commits The Truth About Trump Surveillance

This is a big deal for a lot of reasons, but the one that no one seems to be talking about is how did someone who was outside of government, and who was advising Hillary Clinton, have access to secret intelligence long after she left her official duties?

In the Nunes Affair, Don’t Lose Sight of the Unanswered Questions

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Nunes’s lapses have raised the decibel level of calls for a special congressional committee to take over the investigation. We may end up there, but I still believe the House and Senate Intelligence Committees should first have an opportunity to show they can do the job; I harbor no illusions that a special committee would be any less partisan than the existing committees.