BOMBSHELLS ON THE HILL: Cohen slams Trump during hearing as GOP attempts to assassinate his credibility

WASHINGTON (Fox News) — Michael Cohen, the former fixer about to begin a three-year prison term, completed his renunciation of President Trump during an explosive congressional hearing Wednesday that left no room for reconciliation – calling his former boss a racist, testifying he was aware of an adviser’s talks with WikiLeaks about stolen Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign and alleging he oversaw an array of illicit schemes during the 10 years they worked together.

“He is a racist. He is a conman. And he is a cheat,” Cohen testified, setting the tone for the hearing. After outlining numerous alleged misdeeds by Trump, Cohen expressed regret and repeated the refrain “yet I continued to work for him.”

Yet Cohen stopped short of saying he had evidence that Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia in 2016, asserting he had only “suspicions.” And Republicans on the House Oversight Committee repeatedly struck at Cohen’s credibility, pointing out that he is a convicted liar and suggesting he only turned on Trump after not landing a White House job.

“You’re behaving just like everyone else who got fired or didn’t get the job they wanted,” Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, the ranking member on the committee, said. Cohen denied this to be the case.

The fiery testimony marked a remarkable turn for someone who once claimed he’d be willing to take a bullet for Trump.

Cohen came to the hearing with a slew of exhibits, including checks he says are proof for his previous claims that Trump organized hush-money payments to two women, including adult film star Stormy Daniels, who claimed affairs with Trump during the campaign. He accused Trump of being involved in a “criminal scheme to violate campaign finance laws.”

“I am going to jail in part because of my decision to help Mr. Trump hide that payment from the American people before they voted a few days later,” said Cohen, who worked as Trump’s personal lawyer.

He waded into the investigation over Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, accusing Trump of knowing that an adviser, Roger Stone, was reaching out to WikiLeaks about the publication of stolen Democratic National Committee emails during the campaign. Trump has denied advance knowledge.

On Wednesday, Stone denied the claim, telling Fox News: “Mr. Cohen’s statement is not true.” WikiLeaks also released a statement saying, “WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has never had a telephone call with Roger Stone.”

Cohen did not claim Trump directed those communications. He specifically asserted that he lacks direct evidence of improper collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia.

“Questions have been raised about whether I know of direct evidence that Mr. Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia,” Cohen testified. “I do not. I want to be clear. But, I have my suspicions.”

Still, Democrats pushed an unproven theory that Trump, along with his family, could be compromised by the Russians. “Is it possible the whole family is conflicted or compromised with a foreign adversary in the months before the election?” Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, asked Cohen. Wasserman led the committee when emails were hacked.

“Yes,” Cohen replied.

Under questioning from Illinois Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Cohen suggested the Southern District of New York could be investigating the president for other crimes. “Is there any other wrongdoing or illegal act that you are aware of regarding Donald Trump that we haven’t yet discussed today?” Krishnamoorthi asked.

“Yes and again those are part of the investigation currently being looked at by the Southern District of New York,” Cohen said.

Cohen, under questioning from New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, claimed Trump reported inflated estimates of his assets to insurance companies.

Cohen said he began questioning his loyalty to Trump after the Trump-Putin summit in Helskini in 2018 and the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville in 2017.

The much-awaited hearing began with fireworks, as Republicans portrayed Cohen as a liar and unsuccessfully moved to postpone the hearing. In his opening statement, Democratic Chairman Elijah Cummings acknowledged that Cohen “repeatedly lied in the past,” calling it an “important factor we need to weigh.” He said if Cohen doesn’t tell the truth, he’ll refer him to the Justice Department for prosecution.

But Cummings said the hearing is important for understanding the president’s past actions, saying “the days of this committee protecting the president at all costs are over.”

Jordan, the ranking member on the committee, ripped Democrats for calling Cohen to testify, accusing Democrats of holding the hearing so they can later try to impeach the president.

“The first announced witness for the 116th Congress is a guy who is going to prison in two months for lying to Congress,” Jordan said.

Cohen admitted telling falsities in the past, but said he’s coming clean now: “I have lied, but I am not a liar. I have done bad things, but I am not a bad man.” He said he would not ask for or accept a pardon from Trump.

Among other claims, Cohen on Wednesday pointed to an “unusual” episode in Trump Tower in approximately June 2016, when Donald Trump, Jr. supposedly whispered about a “meeting” in Trump’s ear — followed allegedly by Trump’s reply, “Ok, good. Let me know.”

According to Cohen, “nothing went on in Trump world, especially the campaign, without Mr. Trump’s knowledge and approval.”

“So, I concluded that Don Jr. was referring to that June 2016 Trump Tower meeting about dirt on Hillary with the Russian representative when he walked behind his dad’s desk that day,” he said.

That meeting has long been a subject of contention, with participants supposedly promised dirt on Clinton, despite subsequent claims that the meeting dealt instead with other topics. Trump has maintained that he did not know in advance about the meeting — backing up Trump Jr., who told the Senate Judiciary Committee the same thing in September 2017 and would face potential criminal liability if he were lying.

Cohen outlined a slew of other alleged misdeeds by Trump, including lying about his total assets to reduce his taxes and even trying to strong-arm academic officials into keeping his SAT scores and grades secret. And he repeatedly accused Trump of racism.

“While we were once driving through a struggling neighborhood in Chicago, he commented that only black people could live that way,” Cohen said. “And, he told me that black people would never vote for him because they were too stupid. And yet I continued to work for him.”

Early Wednesday, Trump tweeted that Cohen was “lying in order to reduce his prison time,” and referred to published reports that Cohen had been disbarred by the New York State Supreme Court. The president was tweeting from Hanoi, Vietnam — where he is attending a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

As the hearing began Wednesday, North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows interrupted to say Cohen’s prepared testimony was not received by the committee 24 hours in advance in violation of committee rules, calling for a postponement of the hearing.

“It was an intentional effort by this witness and his advisers to once again show his disdain for this body,” Meadows said. Cummings admitted the committee received the testimony “late last night.” The Democratic-controlled committee voted to reject the GOP call to postpone.

Cohen, under questioning from Republicans, admitted he spoke with Democratic leaders in Congress, including Cummings and Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff, before his testimony.

As for his future, Cohen would not rule out making money on a book or movie deal or as a paid television commentator. He said he would not rule out running for office in New York one day.

Wednesday’s hearing is one of three congressional hearings this week where Cohen is expected to testify against his former boss. He testified Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and on Thursday, Cohen appears before the House Intelligence Committee – though both are behind closed doors.

Trump’s presidential campaign blasted Cohen in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

“Michael Cohen is a felon, a disbarred lawyer, and a convicted perjurer, who lied to both Congress and the Special Counsel in a ‘deliberate and premeditated’ fashion according to the special counsel’s office,” press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said. “Now he offers what he says is evidence, but the only support for that is his own testimony, which has proven before to be worthless.”

Cohen was originally scheduled to report to jail on March 6 to begin serving a three-year sentence after he pleaded guilty to campaign finance and other violations last year. He is now scheduled to report to jail May 6.

In December, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, tax evasion and lying to Congress. He agreed to cooperate with prosecutors as part of a deal. The charges against Cohen arose from two separate investigations – one by federal prosecutors in New York, and the other by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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Fox News’ Lillian LeCroy, Gregg Re and The Associated Press contributed to the contents of this report.

 

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‘NOT GUILTY’: Roger stone enters plea in Mueller probe

WASHINGTON — Roger Stone pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony charges of obstruction, giving false statements and witness tampering relating to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential election.

Stone, a longtime adviser and confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested early Friday morning after a grand jury for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia indicted him on one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, one count of witness tampering and five counts of making false statements.

Looking somber, the usually outspoken Stone was uncharacteristically quiet throughout his appearance and spoke only when spoken to by the judge overseeing the hearing.

Released Friday on a $250,000 signature bond, Stone responded, “Yes, Your Honor,” as U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson asked if he would agree to the conditions of his release.

Restricted to traveling only to his home in Florida, Stone was instructed to refrain from contacting any potential witnesses in the case and his passport has been seized.

Shortly after the hearing Stone was whisked away in a black SUV, but smiled and waved to supporters gathered outside the courthouse, many holding signs reading “Free Stone Jail Hillary” and “Free Stone Fire Mueller”.

During an appearance Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” Stone denied any wrongdoing and claimed the charges levied against him were politically motivated.

“All I did was take publicly available information and try to hype it to get it as much attention as possible, because I had a tip, the information was politically significant and that it would come in October,” Stone said of his promoting leaked DNC documents made available to the public by Wikileaks. “That’s what I engaged in. It’s called politics and they haven’t criminalized it, at least not yet.”

Under federal sentencing guidelines, Stone could face up to 24 to 30 months in prison if convicted.

Another status hearing in Stone’s case is scheduled for Friday, February 1.

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CAN’T LET GO: Dems sue Trump campaign, Russia and Wikileaks over alleged 2016 election interference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hill) — The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is suing the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging that the three entities conspired to help President Trump win the 2016 election.

The Washington Post reported Friday that the DNC filed the multimillion dollar lawsuit in federal district court in Manhattan.

“During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump’s campaign,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement.

“This constituted an act of unprecedented treachery: the campaign of a nominee for President of the United States in league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own chance to win the presidency.”

The DNC is seeking millions of dollars in damages related to the hacked DNC emails that WikiLeaks published during the campaign, according to the Post.

The lawsuit alleges that hacking and publishing the DNC emails was part of a larger conspiracy to damage Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign and help Trump win the election.

The suit names as defendants several Trump campaign aides who met with Russian nationals during the campaign, including campaign chairman Paul Manafort and deputy chairman Richard Gates, both of whom have since been charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election.

The DNC lawsuit also names Donald Trump Jr., Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner and on-and-off Trump confidant Roger Stone.

Read more at The Hill

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‘THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WILL GO TO JAIL’: Leaked House memo reveals abuse of power by Obama FBI, DOJ officials. ‘Worse than Watergate’, says lawmaker

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the House late Thursday called for the declassification and release of a “shocking” classified memo that reportedly details abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by senior Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigations officials relating to their investigation of then-candidate Donald Trump (https://saraacarter.com/2018/01/18/a-bombshell-house-intelligence-report-exposing-extensive-fisa-abuse-could-lead-to-the-removal-of-senior-government-officials/).

Appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday night, Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz said “there are people who will go to jail.”

“I think that this will not end just with firings. I believe there are people who will go to jail,” Gaetz told host Sean Hannity (https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/01/19/rep_gaetz_people_will_go_to_jail_over_nunes_memo_democrats_afraid_to_release_info.html). “I was very persuaded by the evidence, and it also became clear to me why Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham felt it so important to refer this matter for criminal prosecution.”

“The facts contained in this memo are jaw-dropping and demand full transparency. There is no higher priority than the release of this information to preserve our democracy,” continued Gaetz (R-FL), a member of the Judiciary Committee, which oversees the DOJ and the FBI.

At the center of the issue, say Republicans, are admissions of unlawful spying and the “unmasking” of key Trump associates.

“It’s troubling. It is shocking,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said in agreement to Gaetz’s comments. “Part of me wishes that I didn’t read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.”

Yet another Judiciary Committee member, Rep. Steve King (R-IA), took to Twitter to say what he saw in the memo he found “sickening,” calling it “worse than Watergate.”

“I have read the memo. The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen,” wrote King (https://twitter.com/SteveKingIA/status/954194729511636992). ” I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was #neverTrump & #alwaysHillary. #releasethememo”.

The revelation caused a near immediate uproar on social media, leading to demands for the memo’s release.

The pressure to do so apparently worked, as the House Intelligence Committee shortly thereafter approved, by a party-line vote, to make the four-page memo available to all members of the lower chamber.

Members were not permitted to take copies of the memo for their own review and were restricted to viewing the document in a special room inside the Capital building.

Democrats were quick to fight back against the memo’s release, calling the document “misleading”.

“[T]he Majority voted today on a party-line basis to grant House Members access to a profoundly misleading set of talking points drafted by Republican staff attacking the FBI and its handling of the investigation,” House Intelligence Committee leader Adam Schiff, (D)-Calif., said in a statement. “Rife with factual inaccuracies and referencing highly classified materials that most of Republican Intelligence Committee members were forced to acknowledge they had never read, this is meant only to give Republican House members a distorted view of the FBI.”

“This may help carry White House water, but it is a deep disservice to our law enforcement professionals,” Schiff added.

Republicans lawmakers, however, say there is no way they are going to allow Democrats to sweep this under the rug.

“What are the Democrats so afraid of,” Goetz countered. “Why don’t they want the American people to know the truth about what was going on with the government, how that impacted the president, his transition, his campaign? And it just seems interesting to me that Democrats don’t want us to know what the entire basis was in the first place for the Mueller probe. They want to drag this out through the midterm elections to try to embarrass this president and distract this Congress from the critical work we have to do to save this great country.”

Meanwhile, Wikileaks, the anti-secrecy website responsible for the leaking of hacked DNC emails during the 2016 election, has offered a $1 million reward to anyone who can provide them with a verified copy.

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PIZZAGATE EXPOSED: Seattle mayor just the latest to be exposed in child sex crimes since Wikileaks reveal

SEATTLE, WA — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned on Wednesday after the left leaning mayor’s cousin came forward to allege that Murray had molested him as a child.

Murray makes the eleventh city mayor to be implicated in child sex crimes (http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/13/at-least-11-mayors-accused-of-child-sex-related-crimes-since-2016/) since Wikileaks, the anti-secrecy group run by Julian Assange, leaked a wealth of documents belonging to the DNC in 2016 that purported to show a connection between child sex rings and high ranking politicians in the Democratic party (https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/). The release, later to be known as PizzaGate, was eventually blamed in part for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s loss to Republican challenger Donald Trump.

Former Ohio mayor Richard Keenan, also a Democrat, was sentenced to life in prison last April after being convicted of raping a 4 year old girl. As reported by WFMJ (http://www.wfmj.com/story/35230216/former-hubbard-mayor-richard-keenan-receives-life-sentence-for-child-rape), Keenan avoided trial for his crimes after pleading guilty to eight charges of gross sexual imposition, eight charges of rape, and four of attempted rape. Despite his guilty plea, Keenan claimed no wrong doing in the matter as he insisted that the four year old child was a “willing participant” in her rape (https://patch.com/ohio/cleveland/former-hubbard-mayor-charged-rape-claims-child-was-willing-participant)

Christopher Wright, mayor of Dawson, Georgia, was arrested in March after prosecutors say he raped a 12 year old girl and forced her to perform oral sex on him (http://www.wtoc.com/story/31244361/dawson-mayor-implicated-in-molestation-of-12-year-old).

In August, Anthony Silva, then-mayor of Stockton, California and self proclaimed “champion for children”, was arrested after prosecutors alleged he provided children at a camp for under privileged kids with alcohol and recorded them playing a game of strip poker (http://abc13.com/news/prosecutor-mayor-gave-alcohol-to-teens-played-strip-poker/1457787/).

In a case very much similar to that of Seattle mayor Ed Murray, Stillwater, New York Mayor Rick Nelson also resigned earlier this month after being arrested for possession of child porn. Nelson also faced a wealth of other related charges including that of child rape and sodomy of a minor (http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Embattled-Stillwater-mayor-faced-past-rape-12168099.php).

The arrests are just the latest in a quite war the Trump administration is waging on child sex crime. Trump, who vowed during his campaign to do all he could to protect children from child sex crimes if elected, has ordered Justice Department officials to crack down on loopholes that had allowed child sex offenders to escape justice in administrations past.

Within the first two months of the Trump administration, more than 1,500 pedophiles had been taken into custody according to published reports (http://www.worldtribune.com/unreported-1500-pedophile-arrests-have-been-made-nationally-since-trump-took-office/). The need to protect children from sex trafficking is an issue that Trump has clearly been passionate about.

“Got to do something about these missing children grabbed by the perverts. Too many incidents – fast trial, death penalty,” Trump tweeted on October 8, 2012, years before announcing his candidacy

Despite that fact, the mainstream media has continued to ignore the arrests.

“This should be one of the biggest stories in the national news. Instead, the mainstream media has barely, if at all, covered any of these mass pedophile arrests. This begs the question – why?” Liz Crokin wrote for Townhall.com on Feb. 25 (https://townhall.com/columnists/lizcrokin/2017/02/25/why-the-msm-is-ignoring-trumps-sex-trafficking-busts-n2290379).

According to Unicef, An estimated 1.2 million children are victims of child sex rings each year (https://www.unicef.org/protection/57929_58005.html).

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COINCIDENCE? PHOTO SUGGESTS LINK BETWEEN WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ AID IMRAN AWAN AND DNC STAFFER’S MURDER

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A newly surfaced photograph suggests a potential link between disgraced Debbie Wasserman Schultz aide Imran Awan and murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, according to Trump administration insider Roger Stone.

Stone, a political consultant, lobbyist, and strategist for the Republican party, has been vocal in his belief that Rich, who was found murdered in July of 2016, was victim of a hit by the DNC.

Rich, who many suspect to be the source behind thousands of emails that were leaked to WikiLeaks, worked as the Voter Expansion Data Director for the Democratic National Committee and had access to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s iPad when the DNC emails were leaked to Wikileaks.

Shortly after the emails were obtained by the anti-secrecy group, Rich’s lifeless body was found lying face down in a suburban Washington, D.C. neighborhood, the victim of multiple gunshot wounds. Although his death was ruled by police the probable result of a robbery gone bad, the fact that his cell phone, wallet and credit cards were left untouched on his person left many to question law enforcement’s official story.

Friends of Rich have claimed there around 90 minutes of of “unaccounted for” time between the time Rich is known to have left the bar he had visited just before his death and the time his body was discovered. Now, a photo released to social media on Tuesday, appears to show Awan with Rich at the bar just moments before he left.

“FACT – Wasserman-Schulz “IT consultant” Awan was partying with Seth Rich the night of his murder ! Eat it @TheAtlantic !” Stone tweeted of the discovery (https://twitter.com/RogerJStoneJr/status/892265715780026368?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.infowars.com%2Froger-stone-seth-rich-was-partying-with-imran-awan-on-the-night-of-his-murder%2F).

According to Stone, Awan also had access to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s iPad and hard drives later recovered from Awan’s home were found to be smashed up with a hammer.

Awan, who records show received more than twice the average Congressional I.T. employee salary (http://congressional-staff.insidegov.com/l/22830/Imran-Awan), was arrested at Dulles airport last week after wiring $300,000 to Pakistan and attempting to flee the country.

In light of Awan’s arrest, Wasserman Schultz terminated his “part-time” employment last week and is now coming under mounting pressure to explain why she kept the IT worker on the payroll despite a months long criminal investigation. The Florida congresswoman who led the Democratic National Committee until she was removed from her position after it was alleged that she “fixed” votes within the DNC to ensure Hillary Clinton’s nomination is facing increasing calls from Republicans to testify as to what she knows.

“I think she should testify,” Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told conservative radio host Dana Loesch on Monday. “If I had a staff member, an IT staff member, who had access to all of our data and all of our infrastructure and he had come under investigation … you better believe I would be cooperating.”

Meanwhile, in a related development, a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Fox News network by Rod Wheeler claims the cable news giant worked with the Trump administration and wealthy Republican Trump supporter to concoct a false story about the death of Rich, an allegation that both the network and the president has vehemently denied.

“The president had no knowledge of the story,” White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a White House briefing on Tuesday, “it’s completely untrue” that he or anyone at the White House was involved with the story.”

In a separate statement the Fox News network called the allegations “completely erroneous.”

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DID HE KNOW TOO MUCH? INVESTIGATOR SAYS SLAIN DNC STAFFER SETH RICH SOURCE OF DNC LEAK

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rod Wheeler, a retired Washington homicide detective hired to investigate the still unsolved murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, has come forward with allegations that Rich may have been the source who leaked a wealth of DNC documents to Wikileaks just months before last November’s election.

Rich, who was employed as the Voter Expansion Data Director for the Democrat National Committee, was found murdered in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C. on July 10, 2016. Although police officials called the murder the probable result of a robbery gone bad, Rich’s personal items including wallet, credit cards, watch and cell phone were never stolen.

Since Rich’s murder, speculation has run rampant that his death may have been tied to the leaked documents, which many blame for the downfall of the campaign of then Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Now, just two months shy of the one-year anniversary of Rich’s death, revelations by Wheeler, who says he believes that there has been a massive cover up into the DNC staffer’s murder, may just prove that speculation correct.

“The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” Wheeler told Fox News D.C. affiliate Fox 5 (http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/254852337-story). “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”

When asked if Wheeler’s sources have told him there is information that links Rich to Wikileaks, Wheeler replied, “Absolutely. Yeah. That’s confirmed.”

“I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you,’” Wheeler continued. “Now, that is highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that will come out [Tuesday].”

According to a federal source close to the investigation, An FBI forensic report of Rich’s computer — generated within 96 hours after the polling expert’s murder — showed the staffer made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and agent of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.

“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” the source confirmed.

On July 22, just 12 days after Rich’s murder, WikiLeaks published internal DNC emails that appeared to show that lead party officials had conspired to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont from becoming the party’s presidential nominee. The fall out from the controversy resulted in Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigning as DNC chairperson.

Later in the campaign, a series of more sinister emails released by Wikileaks revealed a series of bizarre, cult like activities partaken in by some of the DNC’s highest ranking members including the attendance of so called “spirit cooking” dinners where guests were urged to bring human urine, blood and breast milk to the event. The emails were a devastating and humiliating blow to the Hillary Clinton campaign and Clinton, herself, blamed the emails in part for her presidential loss.

The federal source says the emails are now in possession of the FBI, but that the investigation into Rich’s death is being “stalled” by the Washington Police Department.

In response to Wheeler’s comments, a spokesperson for Rich’s family has come forward with denials that the slain DNC staffer was the source behind the leak. Brad Bauman, who says that Wheeler is not authorized to speak for the Rich family, called Wheeler’s allegations “unsubstantiated.”

Calls for statement to a DNC spokesperson resulted in “no comment”.

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CAN’T LET GO: HILLARY BLAMES COMEY, WIKILEAKS, WOMAN HATERS AND THE RUSSIANS FOR LOSS TO TRUMP

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke out on Tuesday, blaming her election loss to president Trump on FBI director James Comey and Julian Assange.

Showing emotions ranging from anger to indignation, Clinton referenced the now famous announcement made by Comey late in the presidential campaign that agents were looking into new details related to the scandal surrounding the former Secretary of State handling of classified emails. She also blamed the massive hack of DNC emails that were released at the order of Julian Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy watchdog group, Wikileaks.

“I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but were scared off,” said Clinton while speaking at a Women for Women International Conference (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJjd4iaFasI). “If the election were on October 27, I’d be your president.”

Although Clinton said she took “absolute personal responsibility” for her loss to Trump, she then went on to blame her failed presidential bid on being a woman.

Asked by moderator Christiane Amanpour if misogyny played a role in her campaign failure, she replied, “Yes I do think it played a role.”

“And I think as we learn more and more about unprecedented foreign interference from a foreign leader who is not in my fan club” she added, referencing claims by Democrats that the election results were manipulated by the Russians.

As for her future political aspirations, Clinton says she now plays the role of activist.
“I’m now back to being an activist citizen, and part of the resistance,” she said.

“It is a painful process reliving the campaign,” said Clinton, adding that she is now working on a memoir to document her life in the political spotlight.

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“THE ANSWER IS NOT KNOWN”; ASSANGE SAYS IT’S STILL UNCLEAR AS TO WHETHER CIA HACKED DOMESTIC TARGETS

Two days after unveiling what he claimed to be the Central Intelligence Agency’s “entire hacking capacity,” Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says it’s still not clear if the CIA targeted Americans.

Speaking Thursday during a live web broadcast from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has remained in seclusion for the past five years, Assange said it is still unknown whether the CIA concentrated it’s spying activity on Americans or foreign interests.

“The answer is not known,” Assange said when asked about the matter. His group, he said, has a list of more than 22,000 Internet addresses, known as IP addresses, “corresponding to CIA activities within the United States.” At issue is the fact that he isn’t sure what exactly what was taking place at those addresses.

Assange also used to platform to call out a CNN reporter who asked whether or not the CIA’s actions would be considered legal “as long as these are overseas targets” as suspicious.

“There are many questions that might be asked by CNN. One that seems to defend the interests of the CIA, I think, is a bit problematic as being the first question to ask,” said Assange.

Tuesday’s leak of more than 8,000 documents sent the federal government, already hit several times by high profile leaks, into a tailspin as some of the spy agency’s most top secret and highly guarded cyber tools were revealed to the world.

Despite vows from the federal government to find the person responsible for leaking the documents to Wikileaks, Assange remained defiant, blaming the American government for allowing itself to be hacked.

“The Central Intelligence Agency lost control of its entire cyberweapons arsenal,” Assange said. “This is an historic act of devastating incompetence to have created such an arsenal and stored it all in one place and not secured it.”

WikiLeaks has carried out a global crusade in recent years to expose government secrets through a series of document drops. One such incident was credited with the downfall of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign after a hack of the DNC revealed a series of embarrassing emails documenting chaos and backstabbing within the democratic party.

In a statement on Wednesday, CIA spokesman Jonathan Liu denied allegations that the agency had spied on Americans and said CIA spy techniques are reserved only for potential foreign threats.

“CIA is legally prohibited from conducting electronic surveillance targeting individuals here at home, including our fellow Americans, and CIA does not do so,” said Liu.

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MORE BOMBSHELLS TO COME: WIKILEAKS SAYS 99 PERCENT OF DIRT ON CIA NOT YET RELEASED

As if the shocking revelations against the Central Intelligence Agency weren’t enough, Wikileaks, the anti government hacking group responsible for an 8,000 document drop, says there are many more to come.

The group says that it’s its full cache of stolen CIA files, which they have named “Vault 7,” will be dropped periodically over a series of releases.

Tuesday’s release, which revealed how CIA hackers convert smart phones, Samsung TVs and other electronics into covert microphones used for spying against U.S. citizens, was enough to throw the government into a tailspin.

Sources inside the FBI said the agency’s primary focus going forward will be to find the person or persons responsible for the leak and to stop further breaches from occurring (https://rebekahworsham.org/2017/03/08/we-will-find-them-fbi-hunts-source-who-leaked-treasure-trove-of-documents-to-wikileaks/).

As bad as Tuesday’s leak was, high ranking officials inside the government fear that the fallout from future leaks may be even worse. According to sources, preliminary reports indicate that upcoming document drops could have an even more significant impact than the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013, which revealed the extent of the NSA’s surveillance program.

Snowden, a former contractor for the NSA, now lives in Russia where he receives asylum from prosecution in the United States.

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