Journalist Charles C. Johnson is taking aim at Yahoo reporter Michael Isikoff, who is now at the center of the growing Memo-Gate scandal.
Johnson says that he has “damaging information” concerning Isikoff, who wrote a hit piece on Johnson after the GotNews founder and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met with Wikileaks chief Julian Assange at London’s Ecuadorian embassy. Johnson and Rohrabacher met with Assange to learn details of the Wikileaks DNC email release, which Johnson claimed was absolutely NOT a hack by Russian operatives. Johnson and Rohrabacher have also tried to obtain a presidential pardon for Assange, so that he may leave his place of confined exile and come to the United States to provide his data to lawmakers.
Isikoff claimed in his August Yahoo piece that Johnson was unwilling to cooperate with the Senate Intelligence Committee, but that claim conflicts with Johnson’s statement to Big League Politics that he was willing to testify before any government body regarding his meeting with Assange.
Isikoff wrote an article that was presented alongside the debunked Christopher Steele dossier in order to obtain a FISA warrant on President Trump’s team. However, it turns out that British spy Steele — the originator of the dossier — leaked information directly to Yahoo News for Isikoff’s article. This fact was not presented to the FISA court, which presents another in a series of fabrications or non-disclosures by the anti-Trump conspirators that could prove obstruction of justice or perjury on their part.
“2) The Carter Page FISA application also cited extensively a September 23, 2016, Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff, which focuses on Page’s July 2016 trip to Moscow. This article does not corroborate the Steele dossier because it is derived from information leaked by Steele himself to Yahoo News. The Page FISA application incorrectly assesses that Steele did not directly provide information to Yahoo News. Steele has admitted in British court filings that he met with Yahoo News—and several other outlets—in September 2016 at the direction of Fusion GPS. Perkins Coie was aware of Steele’s initial media contacts because they hosted at least one meeting in Washington D.C. in 2016 with Steele and Fusion GPS where this matter was discussed.”
“Assange proved without a shadow of a doubt who was involved in the 2016 DNC leaks,” Johnson told Big League Politics. “I am willing to testify before any government body about it.”
Johnson added, “and I am willing to go to jail to make the point.”
When asked if he had been contacted by any authorities or threatened with jail in relation to his meeting with Assange, Johnson stated that he had not.
“They want it to go away so we won’t embarrass the intelligence agencies,” Johnson said.
Rohrabacher reportedly met with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly two weeks ago, providing him with details about his meeting with Assange in August, and requesting that Assange be pardoned in exchange for the information.
On Sunday, President Donald Trump was questioned about the offer — and told a reporter that he has “never heard that mentioned.”
“I’ve never heard that mentioned, really, I’ve never heard that mentioned,” Trump told a reporter at a New Jersey airport on Sunday.
Johnson is now claiming that Kelly is blocking the information and offer from reaching the president.
“Kelly is blocking this from getting to the president’s attention. I would fire Kelly for that,” Johnson told BLP.
Johnson is now calling for someone with the president’s ear to alert him of what has been going on.
“I have learned that John Kelly is blocking Congressman Dana Rohrabacher from telling the President the truth about the Wikileaks publication of the DNC. Please alert the president,” the well-connected journalist wrote on Facebook.
Rohrabacher told the Daily Caller that he believes the request for a preemptive pardon is justified.”
After U.S. Capitol Siege, Federalist Society Considers Purging Trump Supporters
The conservative movement is showing why it has conserved nothing.
Following the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol, the conservative movement is aggressively folding to the Democrats – making capitulations designed to protect the wealth of the donor class even if it means the facilitating the death of American liberties.
The Federalist Society is one of the conservative organizations that is readying a pivot left-ward, with weak conservative members of the society agitating against pro-Trump lawyers involved with the group.
“Recent events… have me extremely troubled about the direction in which the Federalist Society is heading. While I embrace spirited debate and do not believe in the left’s cancel culture instincts, I do believe there is a line that cannot be crossed — insurrection and incitement to undermine the rule of law and our constitution,” attorney Jeremy Rosen wrote in an e-mail to Federalist Society leaders after the Capitol siege.
Rosen, a former Trump judicial nominee who has served as the president of the Los Angeles Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society, is trying to engineer a purge of pro-Trump individuals, particularly those who supported an investigation into electoral fraud, from the group.
“[O]ne of the major causes of this incitement, John Eastman, remains prominently at the head of one of our most significant practice groups and a frequent speaker at our events. And Senators Cruz and Hawley are longstanding members and frequent speakers. I am sure there are others who acted similarly and are in our leadership and speaker ranks,” he wrote in the email.
“I think that the Federalist Society must take a stand to remove anyone from leadership and to take away the legitimacy of our public forums to anyone who participated in this attack on the rule of law and our constitution,” Rosen added.
Rosen is far from the only influential Federalist Society stalwart sharing this opinion. Other long-time members of the organization, such as Gregg Nunziata, a former staffer for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Department of Justice attorney, share Rosen’s desire to purge Trump supporters from the society.
“As we process what happened last week, we need to reflect on how we got here — and how we can get out of this place. The Federalist Society, as an organization and as a community, has some necessary soul-searching to do,” Nunziata told legal analyst David Lat.
“Obviously the organization includes people who disagree on many things. But we share core convictions about truth, the rule of law, and the Constitution. The organization and its members should be able to speak up strongly in support of those values — and confront the fact that some members of the Society went wobbly on all three of those values, when it most mattered to the country,” he added.
Law professor Irina Manta, a regular speaker at Federalist Society events, is using the Capitol siege to malign Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), a former college rival who edged her out to be president of Yale’s Federalist Society chapter when they both attended the university.
“The Federalist Society doesn’t normally issue policy statements. But in light of recent events, I think the organization should explicitly distance itself from any individuals who have played a role in the storming of the Capitol and the contesting of the results of the presidential election. Doing so would be in line with the Fed Soc’s mission to defend the Constitution and the rule of law,” she said.
Big League Politics has reported on how judges appointed to the bench by President Trump based on recommendations from the Federalist Society repeatedly rejected legal challenges to Democrat election fraud:
For years, Republicans have bragged about the quality, rule-of-law judges being appointed to the bench by President Donald Trump at the behest of the Federalist Society.
Now, those same judges are refusing to hear electoral integrity cases in the court of law, dismissing cases without considering evidence, and hiding behind legal fictions in order to abdicate their duty to overturn massive voter fraud. A long-time favorite of the Federalist Society is even boasting in the mainstream media that the organization has duped Trump and his supporters this entire time.
David French, the ‘Never Trumper’ who defends drag queen predators grooming child victims in public libraries, wrote an op/ed in Time Magazine championing the Federalist Society for its judges who are rolling over and allowing the most grotesque crime in U.S. history take place unabated.
“The leading lights of the conservative legal movement won’t touch the election challenges with a ten-foot-pole,” wrote French, who noted that he is a regular at Federalist Society events.
“Many conservative lawyers are also institutionalists. John Roberts is a notable example. They have deep respect for the reputation of the judiciary and the integrity of the bar,” he added.
French made it clear that the Federalist Society is producing judges and legal minds that refuse to demonstrate courage under the pressure, and this is what the conservative movement is all about.
“While a member of Congress believes he risks his career if he doesn’t embrace Trump’s conspiracies, a conservative lawyer in private practice risks his professional reputation (and thus his ability to progress through the highest ranks of his profession) if he does,” French wrote, noting that top conservative legal minds care more about securing their prestige and their bottom line than doing what’s right.
The Federalist Society has promoted judges they knew would support what is best for the corporate elite, and they have failed America as a result. This pathetic organization’s fealty shows why conservatives have conserved nothing except the wealth of oligarchs all these years.
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