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When revealed that it was Hillary Clinton and the DNC who paid for the dirty dossier intended to derail both Donald Trump’s election and presidency, the desperate Dems—Mueller included—would come up with a major distraction

CNN and Mueller ‘Weinstein’ the News Cycle


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CNN and Mueller ‘Weinstein’ the News Cycle
Happy Weekend!

Just as you were thinking that the Deep State ongoing soap opera l would end with Special Counsel Robert Mueller recusing himself now that failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her DNC travelling side show had been outed, comes this:

Things were getting too hot for Clinton and the DNC, so Mueller and CNN have “Harvey Weinsteined” the news cycle.

At 11 p.m. last night the mostly Democrat, 16-lawyered, Russia leaker panel LEAKED what they think is the story of the year: Mueller and Company are ready to file charges and “someone” could face arrest by Monday morning.

Judicial matters of such gravity used to be carried out during 9-to-5 business hours,  but allowing for melodrama potential, Mueller and the CNN work closer to the witching hour. 

You don’t have to be a trending expert to discover that the story leaked to CNN is trending and that all stories about it picked up by any other news outlet will be automatically referred back to CNN.

By 11 p.m., news reporters at other outlets may have been wrapping up for the day, or out barhopping,  but the cafe latté was still flowing freely over at the CNN. ‘News’  Room.

Was Hillary Clinton sipping Chardonnay as she waited for the CNN bombshell to drop?

How much doubt can there be that the CNN ‘scoop’ was intended to keep folk tossing and turning at bed time all weekend and that it would dominate the Sunday news shows?

“MUELLER PROBE’S FIRST ACT: LEAK TO CNN

CNN exclusively reported Friday night that Mueller’s team had filed charges
Oct 27, 2017 (Grabien, Oct. 27, 2017) 

“The Russia investigation into President Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia is being conducted by former FBI director Robert Mueller, who today saw the grand jury he impaneled recommend charges.

“At least one person could face arrest as soon as this Monday.”

CNN took advantage of bragging rights early in the leaked story:

“But while the charges remain sealed until Monday, one news organization had the scoop Friday night. 

“CNN exclusively reported the news Friday, citing anonymous sources connected to the probe. 

“The news channel reports: 

 

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“A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.

“The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources said. It is unclear what the charges are.

“A spokesman for the special counsel’s office declined to comment.

“Mueller has recently come under criticism for his role conducting the Russian probe. As the FBI director who oversaw his agency’s investigation into Uranium One and Russian racketeering, some have argued he’s not a disinterested observer on matters related to the FBI’s reputation investigating Russia. There are calls for his recusal.  

“As of publication, every other media outlet reporting the story is reporting it back to CNN. 

“CNN itself reported tonight that typically the subjects of grand jury charges are usually notified immediately, but in this case neither any subjects, nor their attorneys, have been notified. 

(So nice to have the surprise element).

“CNN, meanwhile, did not disclose who affiliated with the Muller probe offered these updates. The network’s report began with a reference to “sources briefed on the matter” but never shed any light on who those sources are. (Grabien)

Shortly before the mighty AP weighed in with a story about how the Senate Judiciary’s Russia probe had veered into “partisanship”.

“The once-bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election has broken along partisan lines, with the committee’s top Democrat contacting witnesses independently and asking for a broad swath of new information. (VOA News, Oct. 27 2017)

 


“After months of negotiations with Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley stalled, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein sent five letters of her own on Friday to witnesses and companies involved in the probe. The letters were sent to the White House, Facebook, Twitter and President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. There is also a letter to Cambridge Analytica, a data firm working for Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election.

“The inquiries are designed to get more information about whether the Russian meddling was in any way connected with Trump’s campaign. Feinstein indicated this week that negotiations had broken down with Grassley, who has also sought to investigate issues surrounding Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

“The two senators have been talking since the summer about how to handle several witnesses, including whether to subpoena Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and whether to call Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. for a public hearing.

“Both men were involved in a June 2016 campaign meeting with Russians. Trump Jr. spoke to committee staff behind closed doors in September.”

“As a member of the minority party, Feinstein could have a hard time getting responses. But she is trying anyway, asking the social media companies in particular for a wide range of information, some of which they have already declined to turn over because of privacy concerns. Facebook and Twitter, along with Google, will testify before a panel subcommittee on Tuesday about the Russian meddling.

“In the White House letter, Feinstein asks White House counsel Don McGahn for a range of documents related to fired FBI Director James Comey. Going beyond a May request for documents she made with Grassley, which was not answered, Feinstein is asking for several other letters and memos surrounding his firing and about other figures key to the panel’s probe.

 

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“A release from Feinstein’s office said the letters were the “first tranche” and that “additional requests are expected to be sent in the coming weeks.”

“Grassley has been sending his own letters in the Russia probe, including to Russians and people connected to Trump who were in the June 2016 meeting. Unlike letters sent earlier in the year, they were from Grassley alone and not Feinstein.

“Feinstein has also been working on legislation with Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, another Democrat on the committee. The bill hasn’t yet been finalized but would “potentially would make crystal clear that working with America’s enemies to undermine American elections is a crime,” according to Blumenthal.

“Blumenthal said Friday that he believes the investigation will continue, and “my hope is that we will all eventually come together.”

“Also Friday, the House intelligence committee announced that it will hold a hearing Nov. 2 with Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign. The hearing is listed as “open in a closed space,” which a committee spokeswoman said means that it will be closed to press, but a transcript will eventually be released.”

Most of us knew that as soon as the Washington Post story revealed that it was Hillary Clinton and the DNC who paid for the dirty dossier intended to derail both Donald Trump’s election and presidency, the desperate Dems—Mueller included— would come up with a major distraction.

Meanwhile, it seems that Chris Steele of Golden Shower infamy is still busily writing their script for them.



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