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Citizens United President David Bossie on Bannon's War Room


Citizens United President David Bossie on Bannon's War Room

Citizens United President David Bossie on Bannon's War Room


CONSERVATIVE ACTION PROJECT: Garland And Wray Must Be Impeached

"The recent efforts of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to raid the home of a former president and seize the cell phone of a sitting Congressman Scott Perry (R-Penn.) have undermined the rule of law in America.

In overseeing these actions, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray have grossly failed in their mission to oversee an impartial and equal application of the law. Accordingly, they must be impeached.

While details and justifications of both events remain withheld by the Biden administration, it is clear that the FBI ignored historical norms in failing to work first with counsel, and instead progressing directly to raids and seizure. This is just the latest example of politicized and incompetent enforcement from the FBI, which took at face value the fictional Steele dossier to investigate a presidential candidate, and whose own employee was convicted in federal court of presenting falsified evidence to secure a warrant to spy on an American citizen.

Under the leadership of Garland and Wray, the DOJ and FBI have breached the public trust. This blatant politicization of the federal justice system is a dangerous escalation without precedent, and incompatible with the United States Constitution. To ensure this state sponsored political harassment stops – and to send a message to all that such actions are intolerable in our self-government – Merrick Garland and Christopher Wray must be impeached and removed from office."

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AMERICAN MILITARY NEWS: Trump did request Nat’l Guard troops on Jan. 6th; asks Congress to release his testimony

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg said last week that former President Donald Trump did in fact request National Guard troops be deployed in Washington D.C. before the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Kellogg said he was present at the time of Trump’s request, and Congress should release his testimony to the public.

Trump has repeatedly claimed he requested National Guard troops be activated in D.C. to provide security as he called on supporters to gather in D.C. to protest the certification of the 2020 election results for Joe Biden. Trump’s claim has been substantiated by members of his administration, but rejected by some members of Congress.

Kellogg, who was serving as Vice President Mike Pence’s National Security Advisor at the time of the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol breach, tweeted last week, “To be clear on 6 Jan/NG. Pg 199 of my book, ‘On 3 Jan the President asked the Def Dept to deploy NG troops’ into DC for J6 contingencies. OK for J6 Cmte to publicly release my full sworn testimony. Release Army Guard and DC Mayor J6 testimonies as well. Would be illuminating.”

Kellogg now serves as the co-chairman of the America First Policy Institute’s (AFPI) Center for American Security.

According to an initial timeline published by the U.S. Capitol Police, a Pentagon employee named Carol Corbin reached out to Capitol Police Deputy Chief Sean Gallagher on Jan. 2, 2021 to determine whether Capitol Police were considering a request for National Guard soldiers in anticipation of planned election protest events on January 6. Gallagher replied on Jan. 3 that the Capitol Police were not planning to make such a request.

According to a Department of Defense Inspector General report from November, Trump asked acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley on Jan. 3 about preparations for election protests on Jan. 6.

“The President told Mr. Miller that there would be a large number of protestors on January 6, 2021,” the DoD report states. “And Mr. Miller should ensure sufficient National Guard or Soldiers would be there to make sure it was a safe event. Gen Milley told us that Mr. Miller responded, ‘We’ve got a plan and we’ve got it covered.'”

Miller testified to Congress in May of 2021 that Trump also asked him if D.C.’s mayor had requested any National Guard troops and instructed him to “fill” a request.

A recent Washington Times op-ed criticized the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. The op-ed said the select committee does not have legitimate Republican representation. Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) are the only two Republicans currently allowed on the committee.

David Bossie, who wrote the Washington Times op-ed noted Jan. 3 conversation between Trump and Miller and said the Jan. 6 select committee is “crafting a narrative that doesn’t quite add up and omits important facts that would not stand if there were proper Republican representation on the committee.”

Bossie was deputy campaign manager of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Kellogg responded to Bossie’s op-ed in a tweet Friday, saying, “Great OpEd. Reinforces my earlier comment on 6 Jan Cmte. Has quote from DOD IG Report regarding 3 Jan 2021 meeting with Actg Def Secy Miller/CJCS Milley in the Oval on the 6 Jan NG request by POTUS on troops needed. I was in the room.”


WALL STREET JOURNAL: DAVID BOSSIE: Zuckerberg, Biden and Running Up the Score in the Blue States

Regarding your editorial “More Pennsylvania Election Follies” (July 18): So-called Zuckerbucks—grants to local election offices by nonprofits tied to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg —flowed not only to battleground states such as Pennsylvania to help President Biden in the Electoral College, but also to deep-blue urban areas like New York, Dallas and Los Angeles to supercharge Mr. Biden’s popular-vote tally.

One Zuckerberg-funded group sent 92% of its grants of $400,000 or more to jurisdictions carried by Mr. Biden, for a total of $272 million. That’s a political strategy, not proof of altruistic philanthropy or “a waste in any conspiracy to help Joe Biden.”

I agree, however, that banning private money from funding the administration of our elections is a very good thing. That’s why since 2020 more than half the state legislatures in the country have passed laws that ban or restrict the practice in future elections.

David N. Bossie

President, Citizens United

Washington


JUST THE NEWS: Mystery solved: DOJ secretly thwarted release of Russia documents declassified by Trump

In the final hours of the Trump presidency, the U.S. Justice Department raised privacy concerns to thwart the release of hundreds of pages of documents that Donald Trump had declassified to expose FBI abuses during the Russia collusion probe, and the agency then defied a subsequent order to release the materials after redactions were made, according to interviews and documents.

The previously untold story of how highly anticipated declassified material never became public is contained in a memo obtained by Just the News from the National Archives that was written by then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows just hours before Trump left office on noon of Jan. 20, 2021.

Meadows' memo confirmed prior reporting by Just the News that Trump on Jan. 19, 2021 declassified a binder of hundreds of pages of sensitive FBI documents that show how the bureau used informants and FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign and misled both a federal court and Congress about flaws in the evidence they offered to get approval for the investigation.

The declassified documents included transcripts of intercepts made by the FBI of Trump aides, a declassified copy of the final FISA warrant approved by an intelligence court, and the tasking orders and debriefings of the two main confidential human sources, Christopher Steele and Stefan Halper, the bureau used to investigate whether Trump had colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election.

In the end, multiple investigations found there was no such collusion and that the FBI violated rules and misled the FISA court in an effort to keep the probe going.

The documents that Trump declassified never saw the light of day, even though they were lawfully declassified by Trump and the DOJ was instructed by the president though Meadows to expeditiously release them after redacting private information as necessary.

"I am returning the bulk of the binder of declassified documents to the Department of Justice (including all that appear to have a potential to raise privacy concerns) with the instruction that the Department must expeditiously conduct a Privacy Act review under the standards that the Department of Justice would normally apply, redact material appropriately, and release the remaining material with redactions applied," Meadows wrote in the memo.

Just the News obtained the memo after going to the Trump collection at the National Archives and asking it to look for the binder of documents Trump had declassified. The Archives said it did not possess the documents, the Justice Department did and provided a copy of Meadows' memo.

In an interview Tuesday night on the "Just the News, Not Noise" television show, Meadows said he was dismayed that DOJ ignored a lawful instruction from a sitting president and said it was part of a larger dynamic in which the permanent federal bureaucracy repeatedly tied to undercut Trump to protect itself.

"Well, you know, the swamp is pretty deep," Meadows said. "But when we look at this, this particular president was all about draining the swamp, you know, and when he was running, that was more of a campaign slogan. When he got there, he realized that not only was the swamp very deep, but they they would fight back. And oftentimes he said, 'You know, I want to do this and get this out to the American people, not just the classification in terms of issues that affected him or his campaign personally, but issues that affect the American people.

"What would happen is he would have a directive, and then we would see, as people were leaving the Oval Office, you know, they were nodding compliance in the Oval Office, and the minute they go out, they said, 'Well, we're not going to do that' or 'We're going to find all the reasons not to do it.' So I found that very often while I served as chief of staff, but also found that as a member of Congress, that many times we would go in and the president was all in on a transparency issue, only to find that many, whether they be at a particular agency or the Pentagon, they started pushing back."

Liz Harrington, Trump’s spokeswoman, told Just the News that DOJ’s failure to release the memos fit a pattern of political abuse inside an agency that is supposed to be above politics.

“For four years they lied, leaked, spied on, and smeared President Trump in their attempts to defy the will of the people,” she said. “This is further proof of the depths they will go to hide their corruption. It is far past time for transparency of one of the biggest political scandals in American history.”

The Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment. The FBI declined to comment.

Meadows wrote in his 2021 memo that White House lawyers told him that the DOJ's last-minute concerns were not legitimate because the executive office of the president was exempt from the Privacy Act. In the interview Tuesday night, he said he agreed in the final minutes of the presidency to let DOJ make redactions "out of an abundance of caution" and expected the DOJ would comply with Trump's order.

"We wanted to make sure that that we didn't harm anyone," he explained. "And so we gave them those declassified documents. I want to stress they were declassified documents, and they were to do a final redaction for some of that personal information with the instruction that they were to go ahead and disseminate those. We expected fully that they would do that."

Former Pentagon Chief of Staff Kash Patel, who worked as the chief investigative counsel for the House Intelligence Committee when it unraveled the false Russia narrative under then-Rep. Devin Nunes, said Tuesday the DOJ's defiance of a lawful presidential order only compounded the FBI's and department's failings during the original probe by preventing the American public from having transparency.

"It is illegal to hide documents from publication through the FOIA process, if their sole purpose is to cover up an embarrassment or unlawful activity, and that's what's going on right now," Patel told the John Solomon Reports podcast, criticizing current and former federal officials for not speaking out against the DOJ's defiance.

"It's shocking, but not surprising, since it has to do with President Trump," Patel added. "So their hypocrisy is on display." The DOJ and FBI, he said, simply attempted to run out the clock as the administration's final hours wound down.

Patel said the next steps to force the disclosure of the documents is a FOIA lawsuit and possible subpoenas from Congress if Republicans regain control in the November elections. Just the News is exploring such litigation.

Tom Fitton, the president of the watchdog group Judicial Watch, said the documents in the binder are likely to be responsive to current lawsuits his group has pending at the Justice Department and FBI for Russia probe documents and the 2021 memo from Meadows may make it easier to persuade a court to take action. He said he believes DOJ is "still trying to protect their own in terms of the corruption involving the targeting of Trump" during the Russia probe.

Notably, Fitton's group was involved in litigation that resulted in a court ruling years ago that the White House was exempt from the requirements of the Privacy Act, and he said the DOJ's last-minute effort to raise the issue to stop the release of the declassified documents smacked of bad faith.

DOJ "did the runaround to try to protect themselves from being exposed, because the documents, to be clear, relate to the improper targeting of Trump and his associates that we know is based on politics and animus as opposed to national security or anything substantive," Fitton told the "Just the News, Not Noise" show. "And in this case, these were documents that were made available pursuant to the president's lawful authority. And in the end, the FBI came up with a lie, which is that the Privacy Act was implicated in the release of these documents by the White House, and that wasn't the case."

Former Trump adviser David Bossie, the head of the Citizens United watchdog group, said the episode is a pointed reminder that the permanent bureaucracy in Washington wields so much power it can thwart the actions of a duly elected president.

"This is what President Trump ran against: the Deep State," Bossie said. "These are the deep state actors that the American people don't understand really what it's about, but it's the people who are the permanent class in Washington D.C. They just don't do what they're told. They don't do what they are ordered to do. And so when President Trump says to a bunch of bureaucrats to go do something, they sit on their hands, and especially at the last minute. This was a conspiracy against the president, within our own government."

Meadows said if the documents are finally released, they will provide compelling evidence that congressional Democrats and FBI leaders who assured the public there was a Russia-Trump conspiracy actually knew what they were saying was untrue.

"We found that not only were some of the allegations made by some of the Democrats false, but they were kind of guilty of what they were accusing Donald Trump of," he said.


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CU v. DHS FOIA Lawsuit (Disinformation Governance Board)

Today, Citizens United filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for records relating to the origins of the Biden Disinformation Governance Board.  Learn more:

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WASHINGTON TIMES: DAVID BOSSIE: How about a select committee on Biden family corruption?

Cassidy Hutchinson’s recent hearing before the Jan. 6 “un-select” committee was noteworthy not only due to her false and highly questionable secondhand testimony, but also because it showcased the new rules that unhinged Democrats and RINO Rep. Liz Cheney have implemented for future congressional investigations.

Arrogant Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump-deranged members of this illegitimate committee — who are wrecking their hallowed institution under the phony guise of trying to save it — will be forced to live under the new standards they created in less than six months from now. The same goes for journalists in the biased liberal media and the Washington establishment who all turned a blind eye to the abuse of power and the abandonment of the rule of law, House rules and historical precedent. For a group that talks a lot about unity, the partisan structure and actions of the Jan. 6 committee are about as divisive as you can get.

In January of 2023 when Republicans take back the majority in the House of Representatives, they must immediately create a select committee on Biden family corruption. If a select committee is necessary to probe a riot at the U.S. Capitol, then a select committee is surely necessary to find out if the sitting president of the United States is compromised. And following Jan. 6 committee protocols, the panel should have nine Republican members, zero Democrats and no minority staff.

The Democrats have done away with minority rights completely, so the days of notifying the other side of the aisle about upcoming hearings, depositions, or subpoenas are gone. And since minority party representation on committees is no longer a requirement, there will be no more equal time, sharing information, cross-examination, or alternate points of view. For the new select committee, it will be all Biden investigations, all the time; just like the Jan. 6 committee is ruthlessly anti-Trump 100% of the time.

Subpoenas should be issued for Hunter Biden, James Biden, family business associates, senior White House staff and President Biden himself on the first day of the new Congress. The American people deserve to know just how compromised President Biden really is due to his family’s financial entanglements in China, Russia and Ukraine. This is information that should have come to light during the 2020 campaign, but it was censored by Big Tech and the anti-Trump mainstream media. It’s never too late.

The Biden White House can’t hide behind executive privilege anymore either due to the dangerous precedent set by the Jan. 6 investigation. Take it from Mr. Biden himself who ruled last year “that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified as to any of the documents.”

And following the new rules of the Jan. 6 committee, when subpoenas for testimony are issued, there’s no more leniency; witnesses must comply or invoke the Fifth Amendment in person with the cameras on. Individuals are to appear immediately or else be held in contempt of Congress and referred for criminal indictment without delay. Then the American people can ask why Trump associates are prosecuted in shackles and Biden associates are given a free pass by the hyper-politicized Biden Justice Department.

The first question from investigators for Joe and Hunter Biden should be about the 2018 voicemail the president left for Hunter concerning a New York Times report about their China-related business dealings. Does Mr. Biden stand by his statement that he’s never discussed Hunter’s international business with him? Fox News reporter Peter Doocy should be commended for staying on this story from the beginning — and shame on his fellow reporters in the White House Briefing Room who don’t have the guts to ask a follow-up question. It’s no wonder that a new book found that 12 out of the 13 journalists who get to ask questions at the White House are Democrats.

The old saying that sunlight is the best disinfectant is still true, and the Biden White House needs to learn it. The American people deserve to know why Hunter Biden traveled to China on Air Force 2 with then-Vice President Biden in 2013; they deserve to know how Hunter got on the board of a Ukrainian energy company; they deserve to know why Mr. Biden attended a dinner at Cafe Milano with Hunter’s wealthy Russian business associates. The list of questions goes on and on. In fact, you could literally hold dozens of Jan. 6-style hearings on all the various topics of alleged Biden family corruption.

Republican Rep. James Comer — who is in line to be the next chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee — was right when he said, “we view Hunter Biden as a national security risk.” This is the topic that Congress and the mainstream media should be focused on — not former President Donald Trump and uncorroborated hearsay about what didn’t happen on Jan. 6, 2021.

This week’s hearing by the Jan. 6 inquisition will apparently focus on how the radical groups involved with the riot at the U.S. Capitol were organized and financed. There’s a critical piece of exculpatory evidence that must be mentioned at the hearing, but the one-sided faux committee will probably ignore it. The federal indictment of Oath Keeper leader Stewart Rhodes states, “RHODES then messaged the Leadership Signal Chat, ‘Pence is doing nothing. As I predicted.’ RHODES added, ‘All I see Trump doing is complaining. I see no intent by him to do anything. So the patriots are taking it into their own hands. They’ve had enough.’” Historically, congressional committees that are interested in fairness and the facts would note this important piece of information for the American people, but next week you won’t hear a word of it.

They say that what goes around comes around. And come January, the Biden White House will finally be held accountable — with the help of the new Biden-Pelosi investigative rulebook.

• David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United and served as deputy campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President.


CU and CUF file amicus brief in Securities and Exchange Commission, et al. v. Michelle Cochran

It’s Groundhog Day at the SEC.  The government thinks you should have to go through two administrative hearings before you see the inside of a courtroom, where your reward for “winning” is a third trip through the SEC.  We think that’s wrong.  Like passing a bill to see what’s in it, should you have to go through an unconstitutional administrative hearing before you can argue its unconstitutional?  We don’t think so.

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