GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn

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    Gowdy: House Intel panel should release all transcripts from Russia probe
    09/14/18

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    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said this week that the GOP-controlled panel should release every interview transcript from its concluded Russia investigation.

    “There is something that has not been released that I think would be beneficial for the public to see — and that would be all of the transcripts from all of the [House Intelligence Committee] interviews,” Gowdy told The Hill on Wednesday.

    “There are no national security implications there,” he added. “There are no sources and methods there.”


    Gowdy’s remarks echo calls from House Intelligence Democrats, who have pressed for the release of witness interview transcripts from the committee’s yearlong Russia investigation.

    The panel’s probe ended earlier this year, with Republicans saying they found no evidence of collusion between Moscow and President Trump’s campaign.

    A spokesman for House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) declined to comment on Gowdy's remarks.

    GOP and Democratic lawmakers had supported plans to release the transcripts from the dozens of witnesses interviewed. But that was before Republicans announced in the spring that they would be winding down their probe.

    Republicans cited concerns that making the interviews public could have long-term consequences on their ability to compel witnesses to testify in future investigations.

    “We may not be able to do that, turns out,” Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), the top Republican leading the investigation, told Bloomberg News in March, shortly before the investigation was brought to a close.

    Earlier that month, Conaway had told reporters that he would “absolutely” support releasing the transcripts.

    “The majority has said they support making these transcripts public,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the committee, at the time. “We will put to the test of whether they really do.”

    Schiff indicated to The Hill this week that he plans to reignite a full-blown Russia probe if Democrats win control of the House in November.

    While he said his priority would be to investigate allegations of whether Russians laundered money through the Trump Organization, the transcripts could also become another matter for Democrats to pursue.

    The latest FiveThirtyEight forecast says Democrats have an 83 percent chance of winning control of the chamber in the midterm elections.
     
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    Kavanaugh and Thomas should have a lot to talk about in the Supreme Court
     
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    WASHINGTON – A mysterious Israeli connection appeared on Friday within the pages of the plea deal signed between Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, and the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

    According to the document, in 2012, while Manafort was working as a lobbyist for the pro-Russian government of Ukraine, he received help from a senior Israeli official in an attempt to tarnish the reputation of Ukraine’s then-opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko. Parliamentary elections were held in Ukraine on October 28, 2012.

    Manafort and the senior Israeli official, who is not named in the document, worked to jointly accuse a prominent Ukrainian politician who supported Tymoshenko, of being an anti-Semite. Manafort bragged at the time that “Obama Jews” would put pressure on the American administration to disavow Tymoshenko and her supporters as a result of his ploy.

    “Manafort sought to undermine United States support for Tymoshenko,” the document states. “He orchestrated a scheme to have, as he wrote in a contemporaneous communication, ‘Obama Jews’ put pressure on the [Obama] administration to disavow Tymoshenko” and support the Ukrainian government, which was his client.

    The document further states that “Manafort coordinated privately with a senior Israeli government official to issue a written statement” that would highlight the alleged anti-Semitism of his client’s political rivals in Ukraine. Then, “with secret knowledge of that Israeli statement,” Manafort worked to spread the story in the American media.

    “I have someone putting it in the New York Post. Bada bing bada boom,” Manafort wrote to one of his associates. He wanted to use the allegations in order to pressure the Obama administration into acting against his clients’ rivals in Ukraine. “The Jewish community will take this out on Obama on Election Day if he does nothing,” Manafort said at the time.

    The document doesn’t name the senior Israeli official that Manafort communicated with. However, in October 2012, at the same time that Manafort was working on this issue, Israel’s then-foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, published a statement attacking the political rivals of Manafort’s clients in Ukraine for espousing anti-Semitism. Lieberman’s statement was featured in reports by a number of American news outlets.

    Lieberman, who is currently defense minister, denied on Friday that he had ever met with, spoken to or worked with Manafort.
     
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    They use this strategy often





     
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