Right-of-center Fox News host Sean Hannity said on his radio show today that what occurred in 2016 was a “premeditated fraud on a FISA court” in order to authorize and effort to “spy on” the Trump Campaign.
The left-of-center New York Times said that “A former FBI lawyer [Kevin Clinesmith] will plead guilty to falsifying a document as part of the” investigation by “John H. Durham, the United States attorney for Connecticut…” Durham was tasked with “examining the roots of the Russia investigation…” which senior members of the Trump Administration say involved corruption on the part of senior members of the Obama Administration.
Left-of-center USA Today and Yahoo Money said that “The case against Kevin Clinesmith is the first to be brought by federal prosecutor John Durham, appointed last year to review the origins of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.”
Clinesmith’s lawyers said their client “deeply regrets” his actions involving work on surveillance applications for Page submitted to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
“It was never his intent to mislead the court or his colleagues as he believed the information he relayed was accurate,” his attorneys said in their statement. “But Kevin [Clinesmith] understands what he did was wrong and accepts responsibility.”
Specifically, Clinesmith has been charged with altering an email in 2017 used to support a surveillance warrant. The altered email indicated that Page had not served as a source for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The original CIA email indicated that Page had indeed been a contact for the agency.
American Greatness said on 8.13.2020 that: “Biden’s Ukraine Problem Isn’t Going Away,” and noted that “Plenty of Biden bombshells could come to light through Senator Ron Johnson’s committee, the Justice Department, and conservative media over the next several weeks.”
Democrats are concerned that Attorney General William Barr has an “October Surprise” waiting in the wings. Most mainstream polling shows Joe Biden ahead of the incumbent, President Donald J. Trump, by about 7 to 8 points.
President Trump’s campaign has called into question the accuracy of those polls several times, saying Republicans are under sampled and pointing to other questionable practices. That lashing against polling has included the Fox News poll, which like others, have favored presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for weeks on end.
That said, Fox News released a different type of poll that asks, who do you think your neighbors will vote for in 2020? The idea behind the poll, deemed less scientific by some, is it gives the ‘hidden’ or ‘shy’ Trump supporter a chance to express their support without specifically naming themselves. That poll showed a 5 point swing in President Trump’s favor.
Much of this has been under-reported by the anti-Trump aspects of the mainstream media. It could well play a part in the election process, which will of course impact our industry and all others in America.
While the entire Russia-Trump collusion-illusion, the allegations of illegalities and abuses during 2016-2017 by Obama Administration officials probe to launch the Mueller probe on flimsy or rigged evidence. The actual charging document, which Clinesmith is reportedly pleading guilty to, and related are going to be the featured focus this evening.
The featured focus segment of this evening’s market report. That is found beyond the left-right headline news bullets and 2 of our 3 market snapshots at the close today.
The manufactured housing industry connected stocks are near the end of the report each evening, after the featured focus and the related/recent report links.
Quotes That Shed Light – American Social, Industry, National Issues…
Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business
- The future of IBM
- A logo of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) sits on their offices in London, U.K., on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. IBM’s $33 billion purchase of Red Hat Inc. — the world's second-largest technology deal ever — is aimed at catapulting the company into the ranks of the top cloud software competitors.
- The 109-year-old company wants to take on Amazon. Here’s how it thinks it can do that
- American shopping is back to pre-pandemic levels. That’s a big deal
- This ice cream truck song has a racist past
- New US sanctions could slowly strangle Huawei’s smartphone business
- Hong Kong media tycoon: ‘The fight has to go on’ after arrest
- Fortnite’s maker sues Apple and Google after the game was removed from both app stores
- ‘China’s Netflix’ is being investigated by the SEC for alleged fraud
- QAnon is conspiratorial, dangerous, and growing. And we’re talking about it all wrong.
- Even TikTok has a white supremacy problem
- Michigan plans to redesign a stretch of road for self-driving cars
- Former talk radio host who pushed conspiracy theories hired by US global media agency
- Are you quitting work to take care of your kids right now? Share your story
- Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates introduce the Goalkeepers event at the Lincoln Center on September 26, 2018, in New York.
- Bill and Melinda Gates-backed coronavirus vaccine maker soars in Wall Street debut
- People wearing face masks walk by a light box of American flag at Times Square on April 12, 2020 in New York City.
- See which states have been hardest hit by the pandemic
- A view of Penn State Nittany Lions helmets on the sidelines during the second half of the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Beaver Stadium on November 30, 2019 in State College, Pennsylvania.
- College football’s absence could devastate college towns
- AN UNCERTAIN FALL FOR SPORTS
- Pac-12 logo on the field during the NCAAF game at Sun Devil Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. The Trojans defeated the Sun Devils 31-26. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
- Other sports may be doomed without college football
- DraftKings gets ready for a strange football season
- Sports networks have a whole lot of airtime to fill
- What it’s like covering the weirdest NBA season ever
- ‘Virtual fans’ fill baseball stadiums this season
- THE END OF OFFICE CULTURE?
- Rendering of REI’s campus in Bellevue, Washington
- REI to sell new, unused headquarters to shift to remote work
- Zillow exec: Why we changed our minds on remote work
- Meeting hell has gotten worse
- Covid-19 takes elevator anxiety to the next level
- These companies are working from home until 2021
Headlines from right-of-center Fox Business
- Trump directs Treasury to ready 2nd round of checks, blames Dems for delay
- Trump said he’s prepared to ask the Treasury Dept. and Small Business Administration to reopen the Paycheck Protection Program.
- TRUMP: ‘I am ready to send more money to States and Local governments…’
- Will Joe Biden back Kamala Harris’ push for $2,000 monthly stimulus checks?
- Hollywood producer emerges as key figure in alleged NRA financial abuses
- Retailers launch coalition to fight counterfeits on Amazon
- Amazon cuts delivery contract jobs with 7 companies
- Congress ‘miles apart’ on stimulus deal: What are the sticking points?
- HOME BUSINESS
- REAL ESTATE
- 15,000-acre ranch for sale includes olive oil brand sold at Whole Foods
- ‘WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION’
- Mitt Romney sounds alarm over state of Social Security and Medicare funding
- CASH CRUNCH?
- Why most people likely won’t get full amount of Trump’s jobless aid boost
- $200 MILLION ‘SCHEME’
- 3 Medicare mistakes to avoid
- STEER CLEAR
- PERSONAL FINANCE
- 3 Medicare mistakes to avoid
- MIXED TRADING
- Stocks search for direction after Congress breaks without stimulus deal
- PRESIDENTIAL VISIT
- Trump will travel to see brother Robert at New York hospital
- ADDED COST
- Cardi B spent $100G on coronavirus testing to film new music video ‘WAP’
- GRADUAL RECOVERY
- Americans skipping mortgage payments fall below 4M
- Coronavirus’ impact on air travel hurts these states the most, study finds
- Commerce Secretary Ross: The Census Bureau is not shortchanging the count
- REAL ESTATE
- Home prices climb to record in coronavirus pandemic as buyers seek space
- RZA teams up with Good Humor ice cream for new jingle because of popularized truck tune’s ‘racist roots’
- PERSONAL FINANCE
- IRS wants to tax daily fantasy sport wagering
- Social distancing robot delivering items to hotel guests
- Instagram influencer credits this as ‘huge reason’ for her business success
- New coronavirus cases in US surpass this level for second straight day
- Senator calls on China to repay $1.6 trillion of century-old debt
- Durham probe: Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty in first criminal case arising from review, attorney says
- Consumer sentiment ticks up in August
- Retail sales rise in July, but fall slightly short of expectations
- US Postal Service’s mail truck is getting a makeover — see the finalists
- Barstool boss Dave Portnoy reveals his ‘top of my list’ dream hire is this NBA legend
- Reopening school during coronavirus means sneeze guards on desks and digital thermometers at the door
- Trump warns these Biden policies would cause ‘long-lasting depression’
- REI to sell brand-new headquarters outside Seattle, embrace ‘new normal’ of remote work
- Coronavirus task force official on whether masks should be mandated
- 5 credit card benefits you probably have but don’t know about
Market Indicator Closing Summaries – Yahoo Finance Closing Tickers on MHProNews…
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Where Business, Politics and Investing Can Meet
Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, two sources close to the matter tell Fox News.
The charging document from the Justice Department is found linked here.
There are reasons to believe that Clinesmith will be cooperating with the Department of Justice (DOJ) against others who would have been involved with purported fraud perpetrated on a FISA court. While there was grounds for a probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, what was never demonstrated was any link between that interference and the Trump campaign. None of those charged or convicted in the Mueller probe were for the supposed purpose of the investigation, namely, the evidence-free claim that the Trump campaign colluded in any way with Russia.
Attorney General William Barr said on Fox News’ Hannity on 8.13.2020 that “There are two different things going on, Sean.” Barr added that “I said the American people need to know what actually happened, we need to get the story of what happened in 2016 and ’17 out. That will be done.”
“The second aspect of this is, if people crossed the line, if people involved in that activity violated criminal law, they will be charged. And John Durham is an independent man, highly experienced, and his investigation is pursuing apace. There was some delay because of COVID, but I’m satisfied with the progress and I’ve said there are going to be developments, significant developments, before the election,” said Barr.
“But we’re not doing this on the election schedule,” Barr added. “We’re aware of the election. We’re not going to do anything inappropriate before the election. But we’re not being dictated to by this schedule.” That may be a disappointment to the president and his supporters, but it is an understandable posture and statement to maintain the appearance of objectivity.
Barr added, “What’s dictating the timing of this are developments in the case.”
President Donald Trump reacted to the recent developments regarding the probe into the origins of the Russia investigation at a news conference Friday.
MHProNews Analysis and Commentary
The 2020 campaign, not unlike the 2016 race, is a jump ball, whatever the polling says. In 2016, MHProNews projected days before the voting that President Trump had a path to victory, simply by making the necessary adjustments in the internals of mainstream polls over and under-sampling.
The advantages of the Biden-Harris campaigns are many. Much of the mainstream media is ‘in the tank’ against the Trump-Pence ticket, which makes it de facto pro-Biden-Harris.
Much of the big Wall Street money, along with big tech, and other billionaires, are supporting Biden-Harris.
Facebook, Google, and Twitter leadership – admitted or not – favor Biden-Harris. That alone might be enough for a serious edge, as the Creepy Line documentary and related reports made clear.
On the Trump-Pence side, there are in theory certain benefits to incumbency. One example is the announcement this week that the UAE and Israel are going to normalize relations, in a deal brokered by the Trump Administration. It is a significant move, the first of its kind in the Middle East since the Jordan-Israeli accords some 26 years ago.
The argument can be made that pre-pandemic the Trump Administration’s track record was so solid that he could have coasted to re-election. But that could be ancient history if the public doesn’t largely feel that the president did no serious wrong in handling the pandemic.
One of the wild cards are developments like the Clinesmith plea. It is common for such a plea to include cooperation against others involved in the purported conspiracy against the Trump campaign. If that is the case, that could be important.
But if that doesn’t occur, that means that much of what will decide the election could boil down to pandemic and post-COVID19 economic recovery perceptions.
Finally, it is an open question if the Trump team will begin to expose the kinds of issues on a consistent basis that are linked below. To learn more, see the related reports.
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHLivingNews.com.
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