Thursday, January 25, 2018


by: Jake Gibson and Alex Pappas
The Department of Justice has recovered missing text messages between anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the DOJ’s inspector general said Thursday.

In a letter sent to congressional committees, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office “succeeded in using forensic tools to recover text messages from FBI devices, including text messages between Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page that were sent or received between December 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017.”

“Our effort to recover any additional text messages is ongoing,” Horowitz said. “We will provide copies of the text messages that we recover from these devices to the Department so that the Department’s leadership can take any management action it deems appropriate.”

Fox News’ Sean Hannity had reported Wednesday that the Department of Justice had started to recover some of the texts.


ICYMI: Trump Wants Citizenship Question Included For 2020 Census
In December, ProPublica reported that a citizenship question might be added to the 2020 census, which has Democrats sweating bullets. Other critics say it will increase the costs of the census and lower response rates. The publication added there hasn’t been a citizenship question since 1950. The final say on the survey is in the hands of the commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross (via ProPublica):
The Justice Department is pushing for a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 census, a move that observers say could depress participation by immigrants who fear that the government could use the information against them. That, in turn, could have potentially large ripple effects for everything the once-a-decade census determines — from how congressional seats are distributed around the country to where hundreds of billions of federal dollars are spent.
The DOJ made the request in a previously unreported letter, dated Dec. 12 and obtained by ProPublica, from DOJ official Arthur Gary to the top official at the Census Bureau, which is part of the Commerce Department. The letter argues that the DOJ needs better citizenship data to better enforce the Voting Rights Act “and its important protections against racial discrimination in voting.”
A Census Bureau spokesperson confirmed the agency received the letter and said the “request will go through the well-established process that any potential question would go through.” The DOJ declined to comment and the White House did not respond to a request for comment.

Pakistan: Doctor who helped US find Osama still in jail after seven years, with no trial

By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

The clearest indication, among very many, that Pakistan is no ally of the United States, and is aligned with the global jihad force. “Hero doctor who risked his life tracking down Osama bin Laden for the U.S. remains locked in a Pakistani jail after seven years without a trial, despite American promises to get him […]
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Unsealed FISA Court Ruling Shows 85 Percent of Certain Obama-Era FBI, DOJ Searches Were Illegal
A report that was released some time ago but that fell under the media radar shows that 85 percent of Department of Justice and FBI Sections 704 and 705 FISA searches made under Barack Obama were illegal, or illegally provided to sources outside the government.

Court documents raise some interesting questions about Barack Obama’s use of FISA to conduct surveillance on American citizens.

The searches violated Fourth Amendment rights of Americans.

The Gateway Pundit has more on the story:

A Report was released in April of 2017 that received no publicity until recently.

The report was a ruling on the results of an investigation or audit into FISA searches made by Obama’s FBI and DOJ during Obama’s time in office.

The report shows Obama’s FBI and DOJ participated in widespread criminal searches and criminal sharing of data with non authorized entities outside of government.

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