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Watergate prosecutor explains why it's Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions are lying they knew nothing of Trump's spying
Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks explained on MSNBC Sunday that there's no way that Attorney Generals Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions didn't know about the warrants to spy on reporters, Democratic members of Congress, their staff and families, and of his own White House counsel.
Barr, Sessions and former Justice Department deputy Rod Rosenstein have all denied they knew of the subpoenas to spy, but Wine-Banks explained that's impossible because something like this would go all the way to the top.
"It may be that the person that they were investigating, had a legitimate predication for the search warrants and that they had some reason to do this," she told MSNBC. "It could have been that he got called by somebody that they were already investigating. It doesn't mean this is normal. It is not normal, and I think the investigation is absolutely critical, holding someone accountable is important to stop this from ever happening again. We can't have members of Congress, the press, and the White House counsel subjected to this. And the reason Don McGahan, of course, is of concern is because he was cooperating with Mueller which made him an enemy of Donald Trump. Donald Trump was calling out [Adam] Schiff, he was calling out [Eric] Swalwell, people who were subject to this search warrant, and he certainly must have felt uncomfortable with his own White House counsel who was cooperating and telling the truth to Mueller. So, that's why it's of concern."
Sessions said that he was never briefed on this seizure of records. Barr played fast and loose with the language, saying that he never discussed the leak cases with Trump. That was similar language to Barr's refusal to answer when then-Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) questioned him about Trump or anybody else who "asked or suggested" that he open an investigation into his political foes. Barr pretended not to know what the word "suggested" meant and refused to answer.
Host Alicia Menendez asked Wine-Banks if it was possible they didn't have any idea what was going on.
"In my opinion, no, and let me tell you why," said Wine-Banks. "First of all, we had [Osmar] Benvenuto, who was brought in at the recommendation of the U.S. Attorney from New Jersey, who was put in by Barr to replace the New York attorney who he was pushing out. He recommended Benvenuto who came in, and Benvenuto has said -- in a recording, that he briefed Barr at least every other week. So, it is not credible. And if Barr didn't know about this, then Barr is the worst manager, the worst Attorney General ever, because that is his job. The Department of Justice policy requires that there be notice and approval from a higher source. So, it's not something that you can just subpoena a member of Congress' records or a reporter's records without something much more. So, it doesn't pass what I call the 'red face test.' It's like, could I stand up before a jury and say this in front of them without blushing or giggling? The answer is, no, I couldn't."
Apple said in a statement that the DOJ request provided "no information on the nature of the investigation and it would have been virtually impossible for Apple to understand the intent of the desired information without digging through users' accounts."
Presumably, the court documents would have detailed who appeared in court for the warrant and there should be enough of a paper trail that some of the Justice Department officials involved were named. Barr hasn't actually denied that he played any role in renewing the requests or that he didn't know of the investigation. He's only said he didn't discuss it with Trump. It's unclear why he would have discussed it given he wasn't there when the investigation was launched. The gag order against Apple was renewed over and over again, which would have also required a lot of paperwork.
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Ted Cruz brings lawsuit demanding Trump be able to pay himself back millions he gave to his campaign
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is further attempting to prove he's pals with Donald Trump after launching a lawsuit appealed to the Supreme Court that Trump and other candidates should be able to pay themselves back the millions of dollars they use to self-fund their campaigns.
Trump loaned his campaign $10.8 million in 2015, and by March 2016, he'd given his campaign $38 million. Trump even went so far as to claim that he was willing to spend as much as $100 million of his own money to win in 2016. He didn't ultimately give that much officially, but it was certainly a lot, particularly given the hush-money payments uncovered.
Cruz claims that the McCain-Feingold Law violates the First Amendment by limiting to $250,000 fundraising to repay loans a candidate makes to his or her own federal campaign.
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CNN mocks Fox News for pathetic failing to attack Biden and defend Trump — they created 'Fauci derangement syndrome'
There are two possible reasons that Fox News has been waging a war against Dr. Anthony Fauci, according to CNN reporters Jim Acosta and Brian Stelter.
First, Stelter thinks that Fox News has failed so many times to bring down President Joe Biden that they have to look for other people linked to Biden. But Acosta wondered if it's an attempt to reframe former President Donald Trump's irresponsible behavior during the coronavirus pandemic that ultimately killed 400,000 during his time in office.
Stelter explained that QAnon and Fox have taken "routine emails [and] portrayed [them] as scandalous. Where have we seen this trick before? Oh, yes," he said, referencing former Secretary Hillary Clinton.
Even Axios is calling Fauci Trump's new Hillary Clinton, he said. "A Freedom of Information Act request revealed Fauci's emails from March and April of 2020. One email out of thousands showed that an executive with ties to China's Wuhan Institute of Technology thanked Fauci."
"It's as if President Biden is a weak target the anti-democrat media," said Selter. "So, they are assailing Fauci instead."
In that case, the scientist thanked Fauci for saying that the virus was likely caused by evolving through the animal kingdom. The first (severe acute respiratory syndrome) SARS virus that surfaced in 2003 was linked to bats in 2005. But a July 2020 paper said that there was likely a conduit between bats and humans. Reports from the Wall Street Journal saying that it's "possible" that the virus was started in a lab and then leaked to the population do not have any proof that it actually was created in a lab and leaked to the public. In fact, their only proof is that three people who worked in a lab got sick in Nov. 2019.
Given that molecular dating tools and epidemiological simulations show that the virus existed before then, it's not surprising that anyone in Wuhan was falling ill at the time and that it spread among those who were in close contact.
"To answer this question, we combined three important pieces of information: a detailed understanding of how SARS-CoV-2 spread in Wuhan before the lockdown, the genetic diversity of the virus in China, and reports of the earliest cases of COVID-19 in China," said the paper from UC San Diego School of Medicine. "By combining these disparate lines of evidence, we were able to put an upper limit of mid-October 2019 for when SARS-CoV-2 started circulating in Hubei province."
"The origin is still being probed by Biden's administration and Fauci is saying bad-faith actors are taking his words way out of context," reported Stelter.
"You can misconstrue it hover you want," said Fauci. "That email was from a person to me saying thank you for whatever it's thought I said. And I said that I think the most likely origin is a jumping of species. I still do think it is at the same time as I'm keeping an open mind that it might be a lab leak."
"I don't recall Fauci telling people to inject themselves with disinfectant products," Acosta said, recalling Trump's recommendation for Dr. Deborah Birx to "look into" whether disinfectant can be injected into the body as a COVID-19 cure. "You and I both know from covering this, Donald Trump was there. He was on his watch when most of those 600,000 deaths occurred. He was downplaying the virus, saying it was going to go away. To put him up against Dr. Fauci, there is no competition when it comes to the performance between these two during that period. you are right, I think this is to divert attention away from Donald Trump just like so many other things."
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