Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!





Recent Entries
Moron Meet-Ups
6th Annual SW Ohio MoMe: 10/12/2019,
Contact ibguy

Texas MoMe:
10/18/19-10/19/19

Contact Ben Had
« Parcel Bomb Explodes in Lyon, France, Wounding Eight | Main | Alexandria Donkey-Chompers: It's Crazy, We're Only Now Getting "Casual Tornadoes," This is a Sign of Global Warming
Metereologist: We Have Tornadoes Every Year, Dum-Dum »
May 24, 2019

Former FBI Deputy General Counsel: The Carter Page FISA Application Was Approved in a Non-Standard Way; Rather Than Letting Me First Review the Application, Andrew McCabe and Assistant Director of the DOJ Sally Yates Bypassed Me and Signed It Themselves

Update: Intelligence Community already blocking Trump's order to declassify.



Some firings are in order.

On to the FBI FISA story:

Lock them up.

A former top lawyer for the FBI described to lawmakers the "unusual" way the surveillance request targeting former Trump campaign associate Carter Page was handled by top leadership at the Justice Department and FBI, according to a transcript released this week.

In front of a joint session of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Aug. 31, 2018, former FBI Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson said she was normally responsible for signing off on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications before they reached the desk of her superiors for approval. Anderson said the "linear path" those applications typically take was upended in October 2016, with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates signing off on the application before she did. Because of that unusual high-level involvement, she didn’t see the need to "second guess" the FISA application.

Meanwhile, the Russian academic who was falsely claimed to be a spy and a "honeypot" by media and Russiagate figures -- in order to make the case that Michael Flynn was kompromatted -- is now suing her false accusers.

Cambridge academic is suing FBI informant Stefan Halper and several major news organizations for defamation.

Svetlana Lokhova is accusing Halper of planting false information about her brief interactions in 2014 with Michael Flynn during an event at Cambridge.

Lokhova was the subject of several stories in 2017 that suggested she had improper contacts with Flynn. She believes that Halper, who has since been outed as an FBI informant who targeted the Trump campaign, planted the rumors about her in order to further the Trump-Russia collusion narrative.

...

The academic, Svetlana Lokhova, is also suing several news organizations she accuses of publishing false information provided by Halper, a former Cambridge professor.

"Stefan Halper is a ratfucker and a spy, who embroiled an innocent woman in a conspiracy to undo the 2016 Presidential election and topple the President of the United States of America," Lokhova wrote in the lawsuit, which she filed in federal court in Virginia.

Lokhova asserts that Halper worked with the FBI and "political operatives" at Cambridge to seed stories about her interactions with Flynn at a dinner hosted at the storied British university on Feb. 28, 2014, when Flynn served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). (RELATED: Cambridge Academic Reflects On Interactions With ‘Spygate’ Figure)

The stories were planted, she claims, in order to "fuel and further the now debunked and dead narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia."

She claims that Halper, who served in four Republican administrations, spread false allegations and insinuations in the press and at Cambridge that she was a Russian agent who had attempted to recruit Flynn at the dinner. Stories that appeared in the press beginning in 2017 hinted that she used sex to lure the retired lieutenant general.

...

In addition to The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post, Lokhova is also suing NBC Universal. She claims that MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance has defamed her by calling her a "Russian intelligence officer" and a "honeypot," the espionage term used to describe a spy who uses sex to lure targets.

Lakhova had previously wondered why Stefan Halper, a man she'd barely met, invited her twice to two dinners, and seated her next to Michael Flynn.

She now believes that Halper was running an op to set up Flynn and say "Look, there he is, talking to a RUSSIAN!"

When, according to Lakhova, Halper himself had invited her and sat her next to Flynn just so he could then report the two had spoken.


digg this
posted by Ace of Spades at 04:06 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Martini Farmer: "Does the gas station strip club have gas station s ..."

JuJuBee, just generally being shamey: "What what in the butt? Okay. ..."

mallfly the Peach of Hoboken: "good gag. yuck ..."

Rodrigo Borgia (Russian Asset, also Spartacus): "> Colorado will never flip red again. I think C ..."

Aetius451AD: "Thanks for the ONT. How did the water tower fa ..."

Norman Spiny: "Top 20! ..."

Tonypete: "Evening Horde! ..."

mrp: "Big Crease: "Over the past month Trump has given u ..."

Guy Smiley: "4 We have a gas station strip club. It's literally ..."

Guy Smiley: "It's funny because his butt is swollen from all th ..."

Aetius451AD: "Did we ever come up with a good dish washing deter ..."

tbodie [/i][/s][/b][/u]: "Yea! NOT TIME! ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64