Jane Buckingham, parenting book author, gets three weeks in prison in admissions scandal
Jane Buckingham, a Beverly Hills marketing executive who wrote a book on parenting before she was arrested and charged with conspiring to rig her son’s ACT exam, was sentenced Wednesday to three weeks in prison.
U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani also imposed a $40,000 fine. After she serves her time in prison, Buckingham will be on supervised release for a year.
Buckingham pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit fraud, admitting she plotted with William “Rick” Singer, a Newport Beach consultant, to have Singer’s Harvard-educated accomplice take the ACT in place of her son. She acknowledged paying Singer $35,000 toward an agreed-upon price of $50,000, with the intention of having her ex-husband pay the balance.
read more; https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-23/college-admissions-scandal-jane-buckingham-sentenced?utm_source=LAT+Breaking+News&utm_campaign=92852bff49-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_23_08_41&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b3d39b0044-92852bff49-85380185
Diplomat says Trump used Ukraine aid as leverage; Republicans: Diplomat’s claims were ‘destroyed’ at hearing
Diplomat testifies Trump used Ukraine aid, White House meeting as leverage for probes; top Republicans say his testimony was discredited
Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor testified unequivocally Tuesday that President Trump pushed Ukraine to investigate both election interference and a company linked to former Vice President Joe Biden’s son — and was willing to hold up military aid and a White House meeting to get a public announcement from the country that the probes were underway. In his opening remarks to House lawmakers obtained by Fox News, Taylor voiced his apparent frustration that the Trump administration was undercutting his personal policy preference for providing robust aid to Ukraine.
read more; https://www.foxnews.com/us/diplomat-trump-ukraine-aid-william-taylor
FBI-DOJ Likely to Throw the CIA and Clapper Under the Bus
Law Enforcement versus the Intel Community. That’s the battle we will likely see unleashed when the Horowitz report comes out next week. The New York Times came out Saturday with info clearly leaked from DOJ that can be summarized simply–the FBI was relying on the intel community (products from the CIA and NSA) under the leadership of Jim Clapper. If they relied on bad, unverified information it ain’t their fault. They trusted the spies.
Let us start with a reminder of how damn corrupt the NY Times and its reporters are. Consider this paragraph penned by Adam Goldman and William Rashbaum:
Closely overseen by Mr. Barr, Mr. Durham and his investigators have sought helpfrom governments in countries that figure into right-wing attacks and unfounded conspiracy theories about the Russia investigation, stirring criticism that they are trying to deliver Mr. Trump a political victory rather than conducting an independent review.
read more; https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/larry-c-johnson-fbi-doj-likely-to-throw-the-cia-and-clapper-under-the-bus/
Deep State and Fake News Media Getting Very Worried – Durham to interview Clapper and Dirty John Brennan
So what will the fake news mainstream media do when it is revealed that EVERYTHING they’ve been reporting for three years is complete horsesh*t?
Inspector General Horowitz is set to release his report on FISA Court abuses this coming week.
And Attorney General Bill Barr and US Prosecutor John Durham are expanding their investigation on the origin of the Russia-collusion hoax.
Better yet — Obama lackeys former DNI James Clapper and former CIA Chief John Brennan are getting ready to testify before John Durham.
The Deep State and their fake news media are very worried.
Ken Dilanian from NBC News reported: New: AG Barr expands controversial review into origin of Russia investigation
read more; https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/its-happening-deep-state-and-fake-news-media-getting-very-worried-durham-to-interview-clapper-and-dirty-john-brennan/
US Diplomat Tells Congress He Raised Red Flag About Biden and Ukraine, But Was Rebuffed By Dem Leaders
A U.S. diplomat told congressional investigators this week that he raised concerns about Hunter Biden’s position with a Ukrainian natural gas company in 2015, only to be turned away by an aide to then-Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the testimony said on Friday.
Hunter Biden’s role on the board of the energy company Burisma Holdings Ltd while his father was in the White House plays into a Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The inquiry is focused on whether Trump may have withheld U.S. aid to Ukraine earlier this year until that country’s newly elected president launched an investigation into the Bidens and into a debunked theory that Ukraine may have meddled in the 2016 U.S. elections.
read more; https://thefederalistpapers.org/opinion/us-diplomat-tells-congress-raised-red-flag-biden-ukraine-rebuffed-dem-leaders?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter-FP&utm_campaign=dailypm&utm_content=federalist-papers
Elijah Cummings Signed Subpoenas From His Death Bed – But Signatures on Two Subpoenas Don’t Match
It was revealed Thursday morning that longtime Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD) died at the age of 68 on Wednesday.
Cummings was the Chairman of the very powerful House Oversight Committee and he was pumping out subpoenas while he was in hospice.
In fact, it was revealed that he signed subpoenas from his death bed just hours before he died.
Or did he?
The signatures on Cummings’s October 16 subpoenas look completely different from a September 30 subpoena so people are asking who really signed the documents.
CNN reported on Thursday that Rep, Cummings signed subpoenas directed to two US immigration agencies just hours before he died.
In one of his last official acts before his death, the late House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings signed two subpoenas for documents related to a temporary end to a policy change that allowed some immigrants with severe health issues to remain in the US.
Hours before his passing, staffers drove the subpoenas to Baltimore for Cummings’ signature, said a Democratic committee aide.
“Chairman Cummings felt so strongly about the children, that he was going to fight until the end,” said the aide.
Elijah Cummings’ signature on the October 16 subpoena looks very different from his signature on other documents.
Screenshot of October 16 subpoena:
read more; https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/elijah-cummings-signed-subpoenas-from-his-death-bed-but-signatures-on-two-subpoenas-dont-match/
Adam Schiff Pressured Diplomat to Back ‘Whistleblower’ Narrative in Impeachment Testimony
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) attempted to push former U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker to testify during his secret deposition early this month in favor of the allegation that President Donald Trump leveraged aid to Ukraine in exchange for it investigating Joe Biden and his son.
The effort failed.
Despite Republican calls for Schiff, the leader of the Democrats’ impeachment probe, to release the transcript of Volker’s deposition behind closed doors, Schiff has refused to do so. Details of Volkers’ October 3 deposition behind closed doors are still pouring out.
On Wednesday, the Washington Examiner reported:
In a secret interview, Rep. Adam Schiff, leader of the House Democratic effort to impeach President Trump, pressed former United States special representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker to testify that Ukrainian officials felt pressured to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter as a result of Trump withholding U.S. military aid to Ukraine.
Volker denied that was the case, noting that Ukrainian leaders did not even know the aid was being withheld and that they believed their relationship with the U.S. was moving along satisfactorily, without them having done anything Trump mentioned in his notorious July 25 phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
read more; https://www.blabber.buzz/conservative-news/680345-report-adam-schiff-pressured-diplomat-to-back-whistleblower-narrative-in-impeachment-testimony-special?utm_source=c-alrt&utm_medium=c-alrt-email&utm_term=c-alrt-Gmail