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BOMBSHELL: At Least One Of The Four Memos Comey Passed To NYT Contained Classified Info

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Back in May, the New York Times scored one of their biggest ‘hits’ to date on Trump when they secured 4 memos drafted by James Comey allegedly summarizing direct conversations with the President (we covered it here: Comey’s Revenge: Leaks Memo To NYT Saying Trump Asked Him To End Flynn Investigation). Among other things, the memos asserted that Trump directly asked Comey to end his investigation of Michael Flynn and to pledge “loyalty” to him.

Of course, as we all know by now, Comey did not pass his memos directly to the New York Times but instead used an intermediary, Columbia University Law School professor Daniel Richman. Now, Richman told CNN in July that none of the memos he received were marked “classified” but, according to a new letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein yesterday by Chuck Grassley, that may not have been entirely accurate.

As Grassley notes, 4 of the 7 Comey memos that he reviewed at the FBI were “marked classified at the “SECRET” or “CONFIDENTIAL” levels.” Moreover, since Richman received 4 memos, simple mathematical realities would dictate that at least of them contained material that the FBI now considers classified.

My staff has since reviewed these memoranda in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) at the FBI, and I reviewed them in a SCIF at the Office of Senate Security. The FBI insisted that these reviews take place in a SCIF because the majority of the memos are classified. Of the seven memos, four are marked classified at the “SECRET” or “CONFIDENTIAL” levels. Only three did not contain classified information.

According to press reports, Professor Daniel Richman of Columbia Law School stated that Mr. Comey provided him four of the seven memoranda and encouraged him to “detail [Comey’s] memos to the press.” If it’s true that Professor Richman had four of the seven memos, then in light of the fact that four of the seven memos the Committee reviewed are classified, it would appear that at least one memo the former FBI director gave Professor Richman contained classified information. Professor Richman later read a portion of one of the memos to a New York Times reporter.

For those who missed it, here is what Richman told CNN about the classification of the memos he shared with the New York Times:

According to CNN, Daniel Richman, with whom Comey shared at least one memo the contents of which Richman shared with New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt, said President Trump was wrong in accusing Comey of sharing classified information with journalists.

“No memo was given to me that was marked ‘classified,'” Daniel Richman told CNN. “No memo was passed on to the Times.”

Well, not quite: Richman did share the contents of one memo, he said, but “the substance of the memo passed on to the Times was not marked classified and to my knowledge remains unclassified.”

As you may recall, during his June 2017 testimony Comey said he specifically wrote the memos to avoid including classified information to make them “easier to discuss.”

“My thinking was, if I write it in such a way that I don’t include anything that would trigger a classification, that’ll make it easier for us to discuss, within the FBI and the government, and to — to hold on to it in a way that makes it accessible to us,” Comey told senators.

And here, as in the case of Hillary Clinton, is where the problem emerges, because what Comey considered not confidential – just like Clinton – has differed from others’ opinion. In other words, whether he wrote or rewrote the memos to make the leak “easier” – which also begs the question what else was redacted or added to the original content – the confidential information remained…at least in the opinion of someone within the Department of Justice.

Of course, as we all know well by now, mishandling classified information and/or making false statements to the FBI is only a crime if you’re a Republican and/or not part of the Deep State.

Here is the full Chuck Grassley Letter to Rosenstein:

Dear Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein:

This Committee has previously written to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the memorandum that former Director Comey created purportedly memorializing his interactions with President Trump. My staff has since reviewed these memorandum in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) at the FBI, and I reviewed them in a SCIF at the Office of Senate Security. The FBI insisted that these reviews take place in a SCIF because the majority of the memos are classified. Of the seven memos, four are marked classified at the “SECRET” or “CONFIDENTIAL” levels. Only three did not contain classified information. FBI personnel refused to answer factual questions during the document reviews, including questions about the chain of custody of the documents I was reviewing, the date that they were marked classified, and who marked them as classified.

According to press reports, Professor Daniel Richman of Columbia Law School stated that Mr. Comey provided him four of the seven memoranda and encouraged him to “detail [Comey’s] memos to the press.” If it’s true that Professor Richman had four of the seven memos, then in light of the fact that four of the seven memos the Committee reviewed are classified, it would appear that at least one memo the former FBI director gave Professor Richman contained classified information. Professor Richman later read a portion of one of the memos to a New York Times reporter.

When the Committee contacted Professor Richman seeking copies of the memos Mr. Comey had provided him, he refused to provide them, did not say how many he had received from Mr. Comey, and refused to say whether he retained copies. It is unclear whether any of the memos reviewed by the Committee were retrieved from Professor Richman. The Committee has accordingly not determined which of the seven memos Mr. Comey provided him. Professor Richman did tell Committee investigators that he was working with the Special Counsel’s Office, and he reportedly told the media that he had turned over to the FBI copies of the memos he’d received from Mr. Comey. If true, the Justice Department should know which memos were provided and be able to share that information with the Committee.

In order for the Committee to further assess this situation, please respond to the following in writing by no later than January 17, 2018:

Has the Justice Department or FBI in fact determined that any of the memoranda Mr. Comey sent Professor Richman contained classified information? If so, what steps were taken to retrieve and safeguard the information?

Which of the seven memoranda the FBI made available for the Committee’s review did Mr. Comey give to Professor Richman?
When did Mr. Comey give Professor Richman the memoranda?
At the time that Professor Richman received the memoranda, were any marked as classified?

At the time that Professor Richman received the memoranda, did any contain classified information, regardless of markings?

Please explain the method by which Mr. Comey transmitted the memoranda to Professor Richman. If the transmittal was electronic:

Please provide the account information that Mr. Comey and Mr. Richman used.

Please describe what steps the FBI has taken to recover all copies of any classified memorandum that might reside on computers, servers, or at other locations.

Have you initiated an investigation into the matter of whether Mr. Comey improperly disclosed classified information by providing these memoranda to Professor Richman? If so, what is the status of the investigation? If not, why not?

Has there been any review of whether the disclosure of the memoranda by Mr. Comey was otherwise improper, such as whether it violated his employment agreement or any Department rule or policy? If so, what is the status of the review?

If not, why not?
When did the FBI mark the four memoranda as classified, and who made the classification decision?

As noted above, it has been reported that Professor Richman returned the memoranda to the FBI. If so, on what date did this occur?
Did anyone from the FBI or Special Counsel’s Office discuss with Professor Richman this Committee’s request for copies of the memos? If so, please provide all records related to any such communications.

Does Professor Richman still have possession of any of the memorandum or copies?

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact Patrick Davis of my Committee staff at (202) 224-5225 if you have any questions.

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[Video] Founder of #WalkAway, [Exclusive] “Minorities: Democrats have taken your personal power away”

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Sunday, a man who has started a firestorm of a movement spoke with Populist Wire about his activism and goals for the future of his message.

“I am a gay man. After my first video, I got a lot of messages from people looking for support to leave from their groups.  Five-ten  years ago I would not have been able to be a leader of people, but I want to step up now,” Brandon Straka, the founder of the #WalkAway Campaign,told Populist Wire.

“I am getting a lot of haters now, but that is ok.  I can handle it.  I have been through a lot,” Straka said.

WATCH:

Today I’m kicking off the #WalkAway campaign by releasing my video about why I am walking away from liberalism and the Democratic Party. It is my sincere hope that you will join me in this campaign and that we may start a movement in this country- which not only encourages others to walk away from the divisive left, but also takes back the narrative from the liberal media about what it means to be a conservative in America. It is up to all of us to make our voices heard and reclaim the truth. The Democratic Party has taken for granted that it owns racial, sexual, and religious minorities in America. It has encouraged groupthink, hypocrisy, division, stereotyping, resentment, and the acceptance of victimhood mentality. And all the while, they have discouraged minorities from having independent thought, open dialogue, measured and informed opinion, and a motivation to succeed. Please like and share my video, and please post your own #WalkAway video!! If you are a former liberal who has walked away from the left, please share your story, or your message, or your thoughts in a video on the WalkAway Campaign Facebook Page.If you are a lifelong conservative or non-Democrat, please share your story, message, or thoughts on what it truly means to be a conservative. Right now, the liberal media continues to perpetuate a false narrative about the “hateful” and “bigoted” right. Use your voice to let people know who conservatives really are. Be sure to use the hashtag #WalkAway.Please like and follow me on Facebook and Twitter:@usminority The Unsilent Minorityand subscribe to my YouTube channel: The Unsilent Minorityhttps://youtu.be/4Pjs7uoOkag#liberal #liberals #conservative #conservatives #democrat #democrats #democraticparty #republican #republicans #republicanparty #trump #hillary #clinton #foxnews #cnn #msnbc #usa #america #fakenews #redpill #lgbt #gay #africanamerican #WalkAway Tucker Carlson Tonight Fox News Voices Fox News Lucian Wintrich Milo Yiannopoulos Candace Owens Steven Crowder Dave Rubin The Rubin Report Breitbart The Hill New York Post The Daily Caller NationalReview.ng Drudge Report TheFederalist.com CRTV Tomi Lahren Sean Hannity Sean Hannity News The Rachel Maddow Show Anderson Cooper 360 Don Lemon CNN CNN MSNBC NYTimes

Posted by The Unsilent Minority on Saturday, May 26, 2018

UNITING MOVEMENTS

Straka released the following exclusive statement to Populist Wire:

“My mission for the #WalkAway Campaign is to expose the truth about liberal ideology, to reveal to those on the left what is really happening behind the curtain, and to encourage all people- particularly minorities in America, to walk away from liberalism and the Democratic Party.

Liberalism has encouraged American minorities to no longer see themselves as an individual with unique potential or personal power. It insists instead on encouraging collectivism and tribal mentally by organizing these individuals into groups based off of race, gender, sexuality, religious affiliation, and national origin- then subdividing these groups into camps of “victims” and “oppressors”.

The distorted framework of this credo is sold to us under the banner of that slick advertisement which promises us that “diversity is our strength”. And yet, here we are- more divided than ever. Incapable of civil disagreement in matters of politics and culture. Nuanced opinion has been replaced with irate and mindless groupthink. The left has abandoned common sense and critical thinking while embracing its campaign of rage.

And sadly, the Democratic Party and liberal media have not only adopted but fed and nurtured this climate of extremism.

The #Walkaway Campaign is a grassroots movement dedicated to sharing the stories of people who can no longer accept modern “progressive” liberalism, and have chosen to walk away. It is a Facebook campaign set up to allow people to share their stories by video or text- about why they walked away, are going to walk away, or why they are encouraging others to walk away.

But the campaign also serves another purpose. It is an opportunity for the Silent Majority on the right to take back the narrative of who they truly are, which has been misrepresented for far too long by those on the left. This campaign is a platform for those on the right to use their voices and tell the world what it means to be a conservative in America today, and to erase the oft-repeated sentiment from the left that conservatives do not welcome minorities on the right.

I believe this campaign has the potential to usher in a new era of conservatism. One that is inclusive, energized, and solution-oriented- and which encourages unity, not diversity. Our true strength is realized in coming together as a common tribe- that of the American people.”

Join him on Twitter at #WalkAway

#WalkAway Campaign will be a contributor on Populist Wire.

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Hollywood Resistance: “If I can build it, I can throw it away”, Sharika Soal exposes names and slams Milano

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Part Two- Monday, Sharika Soal, who has been exposing the Left’s anti-American movement to replace President Donald J. Trump, on her Twitter timeline, exposed the names of people she added into chat rooms and her activism forming what is now known as “The Resistance” Movement.

“Those resisters were not representing real victims, who I care about.  Most of those posters wanted to use these movements to promote themselves.  I wanted to expose Pedophiles, help victims and show how Black Lives Matter don’t represent the Black Community,” Soal told Populist Wire.

Read Pt. One of Soal’s story Here.

Soal is a former supporter and leader of the Resistance movement, who had second thoughts about the group’s work after seeing self-promoting posts from Tara Strong, Alyssa Milano and others over how the resisters wanted to use the #Metoo and Black Lives Matter Movements to highlight their own political ambitions.

She said she has received harassing threats since December when she left the group, and that the only people who knew she left were the people on the list she exposed today.   She said she has gotten death threats since May when she started posting about pedophiles.

Soal and her son are both victims of incestual sexual abuse, and the Resistance Movement who are angry with her know that.

“I have always been political.  My politics have a lot to do with trying to help hurting people. I want to help people because I know what it feels like,” Soal said. “I have been fighting for my son’s recovery and my own.”

SHE BUILT THE PRE-METOO MOVEMENT

Here in a 2016 Huffington Post article is an outline of Soal’s previous experience as an activist:

“It looks like Change.org, the petition organizers who have called for the impeachment of Judge Persky who gave Turner a slap on the wrist for rape, have had enough. Publicist Sharika Soal and activist Maria Ruiz are calling out State Assembly woman and vice-chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, Cristina Garcia and Susan Eggman, for not following through on a promise to do everything in their power to have Judge Aaron Persky impeached.

Soal tweeted, “She lied to us, and Change.org and she continues to ignore 1.3 million people.” She then added, “Susan Eggman also promised us and she has failed to do anything at all.”” they reported.

Full Article Here

From 2016- Pre- #MeToo

“Maria teamed up with Social Media Specialist and Publicist, Sharika Soal and together they began to pave the way to create meaningful action and encourage supporters to participate in the movement.. “Awareness is an important first step,” said Soal, “Evolving that awareness into real change takes organization and the passion to convince the public to sign the petition and share their personal experiences, donate and attend protests is a big part of creating change.”

Despite it seeming like a monumental task, bringing a focus to a cause that highlights survivors has proved to be Ruiz’s strong point. With Soal’s help the two have created a platform virtually overnight.

In response to the Assembly’s inaction, Ruiz and Soal launched a hashtag campaign #solidarity4survivors late in August. Ruiz and Soal’s hopes are that the assembly will no longer ignore the faces and stories of the victim’s of sexual assault. The movement was quickly met with an astonishing amount of support from people all over the world from celebrities to politicians,” Huffington Post reported.

Full Article Here

“I got 1.3 Million signatures and created this movement with that petition.  I will start a petition again,” Soal said.

AND SO SHE HAS:

Monday, Soal exposed the names of the high profile activists, from the Resistance movement, who she organized into groups on Twitter. Many of the names on the list are high profile celebrities, with large Twitter followings.

Soal feels that her movement was stolen and corrupted, especially by activist Alyssa Milano:

Milano was asked to make a statement, but has not responded:

POLITICAL BULLYING 

PROOF THAT SOAL BUILT CHAT ROOMS:

Soal claims she is getting harassing threats still from some of the people she added into #Resistance chat rooms for Democrat organizers, and who she once supported:

[UPDATE 6/15] After numerous tweets back and forth, the poster known as@Kellieresists made a statement to Populist Wire that she/he did not personally harass or threaten Sharika Soal.

@Kellieresist did send a link for a landing page for a Survivors March that Soal had made at some point.  Of concern to @Kelliresist was a Paypal link.  The Pay Pay Link showed zero donations were made or received at the Paypal for that page, however, the poster known at @Kellieresists is determined that this is evidence of large donations being made to Soal for the March.

@Kellieresist does, however, support other posters who are attempting to have us perma banned from Twitter for speaking out against the Resistance, this was retweeted on her page and highlighted, and hope to speak more before we are banned as a result of the groups complaining to Jack at Twitter:

We report, you decide.

@Funder is Scott Dworkin, co-founder of the Democrat Coalition, and Contributor at MSNBC.

Populist Wire did contact Dworkin and give him a chance to make a statement, but he did not respond.

We will update if we receive any statements from anyone mentioned in this series of articles.

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A Communist Rage Tweeted at Trump at 4:47 AM Legacy Media silent, G7 Fallout

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Sunday, Former CIA director and Communist supporter,  Democrat John O. Brennan tweeted at President Donald J. Trump at 4:47 AM, something that would normally make the Legacy Media busy with mockery and casting shame.

The Mainstream Media, who always pointed out the time of morning President Trump tweeted, as if 7AM was a crazy time to be awake, said nothing about their Comrade’s time stamp.

“John Brennan, told the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus, on 15 September 2016, in Washington DC, that when he had applied in 1980 to join the CIA, he admitted to them that in the 1976 Presidential election, when Jimmy Carter was running against Gerald Ford, Brennan had voted instead for the candidate of the US Communist Party, Gus Hall, and that he was then greatly relieved to find that this information didn’t cause rejection of his CIA-application,”wrote Strategic Culture Foundation

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