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Trump Furious as New Docs Show Potential Charges Against Hillary Quashed by Obama’s DOJ


Reported By Jack Davis | Published March 13, 2019 at 9:46am

New information shows the Justice Department was a “broken and corrupt machine” during its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails, President Donald Trump said Wednesday.

This week, Republican Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia released 370 pages worth of transcripts from testimony given to the House Judiciary Committee last summer. Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who shared her anti-Trump sentiments with former FBI special agent Peter Strozek in a series of text messages that were later uncovered, testified about the 2016 investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

“The American people deserve to know what transpired in the highest echelons of the FBI during that tumultuous time for the bureau,” Collins said in a statement.

Trump cut to the chase in a pair of Wednesday tweets that condemned the Justice Department under the leadership of former President Barack Obama and the FBI under the leadership of former Director James Comey, whom Trump later fired.

“The just revealed FBI Agent Lisa Page transcripts make the Obama Justice Department look exactly like it was, a broken and corrupt machine. Hopefully, justice will finally be served. Much more to come!” the president tweeted.

“Comey testified (under oath) that it was a ‘unanimous’ decision on Crooked Hillary,” he said. “Lisa Page transcripts show he LIED.”

Trump focused on a part of the transcript in which Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe was questioning Page, Fox News reported.

“So let me if I can, I know I’m testing your memory,” Ratcliffe began as he questioned Page under oath, according to the transcript, “but when you say advice you got from the Department, you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to –“

“That is correct,” Page said before Ratcliffe could finish.

Page said she and other FBI officials objected to Justice Department decisions, according to excerpts published in The Washington Post.

She said that “we all at FBI” also disagreed with the ruling to let “fact witnesses” — Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson — sit in on Clinton’s interview about her email scandal. Page said that decision was made by Justice Department officials and not within the FBI.

“It is not typically appropriate or operationally necessary to have fact witnesses attend an interview,” Page said in the transcript, noting that no other witness was allowed to bring such an entourage.

Ratcliffe tweeted Tuesday that Page essentially confirmed that “the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information.”

Page said the DOJ and FBI had “multiple conversations … about charging gross negligence.”

She denied the FBI “blew over” potentially charging Clinton with gross negligence under the Espionage Act.

Officials considered the charge, she said, but thought it would be “constitutionally vague,” without any recent precedent, and “they did not feel that they could sustain a charge.”

Page said Richard Scott of the Justice Department advised against making the harsher charge, according to The Post. Scott had not responded to news outlet as of Wednesday morning.

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz criticized FBI officials for showing their biases in the Clinton case.

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Jack Davis is a free-lance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.

DOJ Is Assessing Employee Featured in Undercover ‘Deep State’ Video Released by Project Veritas


Reported By Jared Harris | September 20, 2018 at

12:30pm

The conservative activist group Project Veritas is creating shockwaves around the nation’s capital with its latest undercover videos. On the videos, federal employees boasted about slowing President Donald Trump’s agenda with resistance from inside the government — effectively acting as the kind of “deep state” President Donald Trump’s supporters are so suspicious of.

A woman identified as Department of Justice paralegal Allison Hrabar was one of those caught on the video, which is titled “Deep State Unmasked.” She was one of the leaders of the group that harassed Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in a D.C.-area Mexican restaurant in June, according to the Project Veritas video.

On camera, she speaks of like-minded co-workers who talk of “how we can resist from the inside.”

https://www.projectveritas.com/video/deep-state-unmasked-doj-official-resists-from-inside-cant-get-fired-leaks-at-hhs/fvp/

And she’s apparently not afraid of any repercussions.

“Like, what’s kind of lucky is at the DOJ, we can’t really get fired,” she said in the Project Veritas video.

The DOJ said in a statement that the video’s contents were “deeply concerning.”

The department is looking into the videos over a policy that “prohibits misuse of government resources to advance personal interests.” Possibly to highlight the seriousness of the situation, the matter was also referred to the department’s Office of the Inspector General.

Project Veritas, the source of the sting videos, has a long history of undercover investigations. One of its projects shook up The New York Times so much an editor got fired.

Several of the Deep State videos have been released this week. Some have even been picked and played on FOX News.

On video, the employee talks about slowing down the gears of government and destroying capitalists. He was identified by Project Veritas as “Natarajan Subramanian … a government auditor for the GAO and a member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America.”

He claimed there are a “fair number” of Democratic Socialists are federal employees.

The Democratic Socialists of America are hostile of their perceived version of capitalism.

In the organization’s constitution, it pledges to firmly “reject an economic order based on private profit, alienated labor, gross inequalities of wealth and power, discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability status, age, religion, and national origin, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo.”

The alleged “deep state” operatives exposed in the Project Veritas videos show a disregard for the rule of law, and are using their taxpayer-funded positions to push a dangerous socialist agenda.

We can only hope more investigations are to follow.

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Jared is a husband, dad, and aspiring farmer. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard. If he’s not with his wife and son, then he’s either shooting guns or working on his motorcycle.

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