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#RELEASETHEMEMO: Memo To Shock Entire Estabslihment; “To End Mueller Probe”

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All hell is breaking loose in Washington D.C. tonight after a four-page memo detailing extensive FISA court abuse was made available to the entire House of Representatives Thursday. The contents of the memo are so explosive, says Journalist Sara Carter, that it could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice and the end of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation.

These sources say the report is “explosive,” stating they would not be surprised if it leads to the end of Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates. -Sara Carter


A source close to the matter tells Fox News that “the memo details the Intelligence Committee’s oversight work for the FBI and Justice, including the controversy over unmasking and FISA surveillance.” An educated guess by anyone who’s been paying attention for the last year leads to the obvious conclusion that the report reveals extensive abuse of power and highly illegal collusion between the Obama administration, the FBI, the DOJ and the Clinton Campaign against Donald Trump and his team during and after the 2016 presidential election.


Lawmakers who have seen the memo are calling for its immediate release, while the phrases “explosive,” “shocking,” “troubling,” and “alarming” have all been used in all sincerity. One congressman even likened the report’s details to KGB activity in Russia. “It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told Fox News. “It’s troubling. It is shocking,” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said. “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.”

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., offered the motion on Thursday to make the Republican majority-authored report available to the members.


“The document shows a troubling course of conduct and we need to make the document available, so the public can see it,” said a senior government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the document. “Once the public sees it, we can hold the people involved accountable in a number of ways.”


The government official said that after reading the document “some of these people should no longer be in the government.” -Sara Carter

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) echoed Sara Carter’s sentiment that people might lose their job if the memo is released:

“I believe the consequence of its release will be major changes in people currently working at the FBI and the Department of Justice,” he said, referencing DOJ officials Rod Rosenstein and Bruce Ohr.

Meanwhile, Rep. Matt Gatetz (R-FL) said not only will the release of this memo result in DOJ firing, but “people will go to jail.”

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on blockbuster FISA memo: “I think this will not just end with firings, I believe there are people who will go to jail!” pic.twitter.com/QR8mnsJ0pT

— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) January 19, 2018

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino says “Take it to the bank, the FBI/FISA docs are devastating for the Dems.”

The dossier was used in part as evidence for a warrant to surveil members of the Trump campaign, according to a story published this month. Former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled the dossier in 2016, was hired by embattled research firm Fusion GPS. The firm’s founder is Glenn Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who has already testified before Congress in relation to the dossier. In October, The Washington Post revealed for the first time that it was the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC that financed Fusion GPS.

Congressional members are hopeful that the classified information will be declassified and released to the public.

“We probably will get this stuff released by the end of the month,” stated a congressional member, who asked not to be named. -Sara Carter

Releasing the memo to the public would require a committee vote, a source told Fox, adding that if approved, it could be released as long as there are no objections from the White House within five days.

Reactions from the citizenry have been on point:

Even WikiLeaks has joined the fray, offering a reward in Bitcoin to anyone who will share the memo:

Oddly, the Twitter account for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence – @HPSCI – has been mysteriously suspended.

Of all the recent developments in the ongoing investigation(s), this one is on the cusp of turning into a genuine happening.

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    “If you can’t manage a campaign, how do you manage the country?”: Chuck Todd schools Bernie Sanders

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    In a segment Thursday on MSNBC, network host Chuck Todd slammed Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders for allowing sexual misconduct to occur inside his 2016 presidential campaign.

    “Could this derail his chances of another presidential bid,” host Chuck Todd wondered before playing a video clip.

    “Boy, that is a tough answer to defend of course,” Todd said referring to Sanders telling CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an interview that he didn’t know about ongoing sexual misconduct because he was “a little busy running around the country trying to…make the case.”

    “Because if you’re running to be president of the United States…if you can’t manage your campaign, how do you manage the country,” Todd continued. “No potential 2020 candidates had a worse start to 2019 than Bernie Sanders”

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    Michael Cohen, former Trump attorney, accepts Democratic invitation to testify before Congress next month

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    WASHINGTON — Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, who implicated his former boss and the now-president in a federal crime, has accepted an invitation from House Democrats to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee early February — just shy of a month before he must report to federal prison to serve his sentence for violating federal campaign finance law, lying to Congress, and tax evasion.

    “In furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers, I have accepted the invitation by Chairman Elijah Cummings to appear publicly on February 7th before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,” Mr. Cohen said Thursday in a statement. “I look forward to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired.”

    Mr. Cummings, 67, said Thursday that his committee was “in the process of consulting with Special Counsel Mueller’s office” to confirm that Mr. Cohen’s testimony wouldn’t conflict with Mr. Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “I want to make clear that we have no interest in inappropriately interfering with any ongoing criminal investigations,” he said in a statement.

    Mr. Cohen, who served as Mr. Trump’s fixer for over a decade, once famously said that he would “take a bullet” for Mr. Trump. However, within the last several months, Mr. Cohen has turned on his former boss, offering partial cooperation to Mr. Mueller.

    Mr. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison last month by a federal judge in Manhattan after entering into a plea agreement on Nov. 29 with prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. In his guilty plea, federal prosecutors did not, in exchange for his cooperation, downgrade sentencing recommendations. Mr. Cohen voluntarily offered his cooperation to Mr. Mueller and his team of assistant prosecutors.

    Mr. Cohen ultimately spent over 70 hours behind closed doors with federal prosecutors — both from the Southern District of New York and members of Mr. Mueller’s team, who are probing whether the Kremlin, with or without the assistance of Mr. Trump’s campaign, sought to influence the 2016 presidential election. In response to his cooperation with prosecutors, Mr. Trump has called his former attorney, Mr. Cohen, a “weak man.”

    Mr. Trump has thus-far said he did “nothing wrong,” and accused Mr. Cohen of misconduct and lying in an attempt to receive a reduced sentenced. In legal filings, federal prosecutors have not directly named Mr. Trump — referring to him as a “candidate for federal office,” and “Individual-1.”

    “I take full responsibility for each act that I pled guilty to: The personal ones to me and those involving the President of the United States of America,” Mr. Cohen said last month at his sentencing hearing. “I have been living in a personal and mental incarceration ever since the day that I accepted the offer to work for a real-estate mogul whose business acumen that I deeply admired.”

    When asked on Thursday whether he was concerned about his former attorney testifying to Congress, Mr. Trump said: “I’m not worried about it at all, no.”

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    ‘Second Chance Voters’ Campaign in Florida To Help Felons Vote and Get Jobs

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    Today a new campaign is officially launching in Florida for encouraging Felons to vote, increasing their opportunity through jobs, and lessening the stigma around the issue of felons voting. The ‘Second Chance Voter Campaign’ is lead by experienced Councilman Steve Nadine. With an official launch on their website here at www.SecondChanceVoters.org , you can see the intent of the organization and goals set forth.

    Karyn Turk of Red America Radio and Populist Wire is also a leading effort in the campaign, she says

    “Although many of us were not for, Amendment Four, before it passed. As Republicans it is of extreme importance that we motivate these voters. This new population is a great opportunity for the GOP. We must work with these voters to educate them on republican candidates and important initiatives”

    The Press Release States:

    Second Chance Voters is led by Steve Nadine. Steve previously served as a County Commissioner and City Councilman and has also served on Alabama’s Sentencing Commission. These experiences have given him a unique and highly qualified credible resume especially in light of his status as an ex-felon and who served his time and probation.

    Second Chance Voters will also be a proactive in leading the efforts to work with local and state leaders to effectively and efficiently implement the important components of The First Step Act:

    Second Chance Voters will focus their efforts on the following:

    Registering ex-felons and their families to vote.

    Creating workforce development programs to provide employment opportunities.

    Working with Local and State Leaders on tax incentives and tie-ins with economic development organizations to educate and train those incarcerated in local, state and federal prisons, a step critical to reducing recidivism.

    Proving guidance on prison, probation and prosecution reform after the First Step Act is implement.

    Creating outreach programs for at risk ex-felons and those who are scheduled to be released.

    Conducting research on how The First Step Act reforms will effect local, state and federal prosecution and how it will impact the currently under-funded prison systems.

    Launching a “Reforming from Within” initiative which will focus on how vitality important it is to educate the ex-felon and those set to be released that this is their Second Chance to proactively participate in their communities and that they can exercise those rights through voting.

    Educating the public about the stigma and discrimination faced ex-felon including efforts to ban “checking the box.” These include the many jobs and professions from which they are restricted.

    Lobbying in all states that currently restrict ex-felon voting rights.

    A lot of what this Campaign is doing is holding politicians like newly elected Governor Rob Desantis to not hold up this right for Felons who have completed their sentence, fine, and probation. It’ll make sure the rights of Felons are restored as soon as possible, as close to the original intent of Amendment Four. This is going to empower any individual who takes it upon themselves to get their rights that had been previously been disenfranchised.

    Founder of the Campaign, Steve Nadine is no newcomer when it comes to politics and especially this issue. Steve has an extensive record as the he was at the forefront of the battle to give rights to ex-offenders. He was most important in creating the ‘Jump Start’ program which offered jobs and opportunities to juvenile offenders who were completed a military-style boot camp.

    This will be a great way to not only help felons get on their feet but help realize their larger role in a Democratic society that has left them out of the process.

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