Deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah, as expected, is making a power play to get his boss Sarah Sanders’ job as Press Secretary, according to multiple inside sources.
Shah, a former Republican National Committee staffer, is known for marginalizing the independent media in press-related matters, instead favoring the corporate mainstream press.
Mike Cernovich reports on Shah’s alleged duplicity:
Raj Shah leaked that story about Sarah Huckabee Sanders leaving the WH to drive a wedge between her and POTUS, so he could hopefully get her spot.
Raj thought by including himself in the article, it'd throw people off the trail.
My WH sources all laughing about this.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) June 14, 2018
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) June 14, 2018
Raj Shah is an ardent NeverTrumper who was the subject of a masterful Olivia Nuzzi piece in New York magazine exposing him for calling Trump “deplorable.” The piece included a vociferous defense of Shah from Hope Hicks, the former right-hand day-to-day woman for President Trump.
Dated December 15, 2015, at 12:09 p.m., the email — the subject line was “Dawg” — contains a 2008 CNN transcript in which Trump speaks positively of then-president-elect Barack Obama and describes his decision to make Hillary Clinton secretary of State “a great appointment.” Shah asked for footage of the interview — “Can we see if we’ve got?” — while telling Hemming to be cautious not to use an official RNC email while discussing the topic. “Nothing on GOP mail,” he wrote.
Hemming quickly replied to Shah that he would look into the matter. At 1:04 p.m., he said, “Yep we have it on DVD. Let me know what you want me to do with it.” At 2:21 p.m., he sent him the clip. “Tks man!” Shah replied.
Three days later, on December 18, the seven-year anniversary of the CNN interview, the Jeb Bush campaign released a 15-second ad titled “Happy Anniversary, Donald!” It featured precisely the clip that Shah requested.
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Horowitz Drops Hint That A ‘Grand Jury’ Trial Could Be Coming
Inspector general Michael Horowitz revealed Monday that some of the information in his IG report consisted of “Grand Jury” material, thus hinting that some kind of grand jury is involved in analyzing either the Hillary Clinton email scandal or the conduct of FBI officials under James Comey.
Undercover Huber came up with this bombshell catch on Twitter, which is already giving patriots hope that the IG report will not be the end of this process, but that more serious investigations and potentially criminal charges could be coming.
HUGE: @JusticeOIG Horowitz says that as part of the review process for his report, "Grand Jury" materials had to be cleared for release to use in his report
No Clinton witness spoke with the MYE Grand Jury
**That suggests Huber does have a Grand Jury empanelled**#IGHearing
— Undercover Huber (@JohnWHuber) June 18, 2018
In fact, the FBI — Comey’s old Bureau — made the referral for an investigation to the IG’s office, inspector general Michael Horowitz told Congress Monday.
“We received a referral on that from the FBI. We are handling that referral and we will issue a report when the matter is complete, consistent with the law and rules that are, a report that’s consistent and takes those into account,” Horowitz said in his testimony.
Many people forgot that Comey is under investigation for his leaking. Comey has gone on to a book tour and a post teaching “ethical leadership” at William and Mary.
Rudy Calls For Special Prosecutor To Investigate Mueller
President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani is calling for an investigation into Robert Mueller, the special counsel trying to find obstruction of justice against Trump in the Russia case. No Russian collusion has been found, and it has been determined that the FBI spied on the Trump campaign by using phony Russia-themed set-ups.
Giuliani is not taking this lying down.
“We want the Mueller probe to be investigated the way the Trump administration has been investigated,” Giuliani said in an interview on CNN.
“We want to see if we can have the investigation and special counsel declared illegal and unauthorized,” Giuliani said in a separate interview.
Giuliani is clearly going on offense to try to get this thing wrapped up, while Mueller tries to hang on until September 1 to try to find obstruction of justice. Rudy also said that Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen will not flip on Trump as Cohen is being investigated himself for undefined reasons, with his office being raided by the FBI first thing in the morning.
“I checked into this last night. It’s not so. He’s not cooperating. Nor do we care because the president did nothing wrong. We’re very comfortable that if he cooperates there’s nothing he can cooperate about when it comes to President Trump,” Giuliani said.
Bill Kristol’s son-in-law Matthew Continetti comes clean on Washington Free Beacon role in ‘Trump Dossier’
The editor of the Washington Free Beacon Matthew Continetti and the outlet’s chairman, Michael Goldfarb, posted a statement about the outlet’s participation in the research project on President Donald J. Trump, which developed into the so-called “Trump Dossier.”
Continetti is the son-in-law of Weekly Standard Editor-at-Large William Kristol, a vehement opponent of Trump.
Last Friday, it was Washington Examiner journalist Byron York, who broke the story that Free Beacon, which is backed by billionaire Paul Singer, originally hired FusionGPS to dig up dirt on Trump. Singer was a supporter of Sen. Marco Rubio (R.-Fla.) and Speaker Paul D. Ryan Jr. (R.-Wis.). One of Ryan closest private advisors is Singer staffer Dan Senor.
York reported that after it appeared that Trump had secured the GOP presidential nomination, FusionGPS kept the project going by bringing it to Hillary R. Clinton’s campaign. It was then that FusionGPS hired former English intelligence officer Christopher Steele.
Statement by Matthew Continetti and Michael Goldfarb:
Since its launch in February of 2012, the Washington Free Beacon has retained third party firms to conduct research on many individuals and institutions of interest to us and our readers. In that capacity, during the 2016 election cycle we retained Fusion GPS to provide research on multiple candidates in the Republican presidential primary, just as we retained other firms to assist in our research into Hillary Clinton. All of the work that Fusion GPS provided to the Free Beacon was based on public sources, and none of the work product that the Free Beacon received appears in the Steele dossier. The Free Beacon had no knowledge of or connection to the Steele dossier, did not pay for the dossier, and never had contact with, knowledge of, or provided payment for any work performed by Christopher Steele. Nor did we have any knowledge of the relationship between Fusion GPS and the Democratic National Committee, Perkins Coie, and the Clinton campaign.
Representatives of the Free Beacon approached the House Intelligence Committee today and offered to answer what questions we can in their ongoing probe of Fusion GPS and the Steele dossier. But to be clear: We stand by our reporting, and we do not apologize for our methods. We consider it our duty to report verifiable information, not falsehoods or slander, and we believe that commitment has been well demonstrated by the quality of the journalism that we produce. The First Amendment guarantees our right to engage in news-gathering as we see fit, and we intend to continue doing just that as we have since the day we launched this project.
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