Donald Trump Tweeted that He authorized the “total declassification of any & all documents” related to related to RussiaGate and Hillary Clinton’s emails — “No redactions!”

However, DOJ attorneys told a judge that the White House Counsel’s Office effectively told DOJ to disregard Trump’s tweets on the matter. They weren’t accompanied by an actual declassification order, and DOJ will proceed as though the tweets hadn’t occurred, continuing to redact and release documents at its discretion.

“The White House Counsel’s Office informed the Department that there is no order requiring wholesale declassification or disclosure of documents at issue in this matter,” Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer wrote in a filing with Judge Reggie Walton, who had ordered DOJ to clarify its position after the president’s tweets.

The background: Walton is presiding over a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by BuzzFeed’s Jason Leopold seeking the disclosure of redacted portions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the 2016 Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia, as well as its underlying documents.

The White House’s position cuts against Trump’s emphatic tweet, which came amid a remarkable string of invective aimed at his political allies — as well as demands that his Justice Department indict and prosecute his political rivals, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

“I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax,” Trump said. “Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!”

The tweet drew immediate accolades from some of Trump’s closest allies, who have long claimed hidden documents would expose the Russia investigation as a politically motivated assault on the Trump presidency. But DOJ made clear that Trump’s pronouncement had no actual force.

“The Attorney General has not ordered the declassification and release of any of the redacted material in this case based on the President’s tweets,” Weinsheimer wrote. “The Department was further informed that the President’s statements on Twitter do not require altering any redactions on any record at issue in this case, including but not limited to, any redactions taken pursuant to any discretionary FOIA exemptions.”

Source: Politico

President Trump Grants Full Pardon to George Papadopoulos and London-Based Lawyer Caught Up in Mueller Probe

President Trump asserted his authority on Tuesday and granted a full pardon to George Papadopoulos.

Papadopoulos was hunted down by the Deep State and Mueller’s goons for the ‘crime’ of working on Trump’s 2016 campaign.

In September of 2018, George Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days in prison, 12 months probation, a $9,500 fine and 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty to one count of making false statements.

“Today’s pardon helps correct the wrong that Mueller’s team inflicted on so many people.”

Additionally, the President pardoned Dutch, London-based lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan who pleaded guilty to making a false statement after being indicted by Mueller.

President Trump also pardoned former members of Congress Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins.

President Trump granted a total of 15 full pardons on Tuesday, via Reuters:

Trump granted full pardons to 15 people, including three former Republican lawmakers, and commuted all or part of the sentences of five others.

Also receiving pardons were three former Republican lawmakers, including former Representative Chris Collins of New York.

Trump also issued a full pardon to former Republican Representative Duncan Hunter of California, 44, who pleaded guilty a year ago to a single count of conspiring to convert campaign funds to personal use, a felony carrying a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Also pardoned was former Republican Representative Steve Stockman of Texas, 64, who was convicted in 2018 of misuse of charitable funds.

Source: The Gateway Pundit

DOJ Quietly (Midnight, Election Eve) Releases Docs Showing Mueller Investigated and Chose Not to Charge Assange, WikiLeaks, and Roger Stone For DNC Hacks

The Deep State DOJ last night silently released a report they apparently wanted to hide during the election. 

Far left Buzz Feed reported last night:

Prosecutors investigated Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, and Roger Stone for the hacking of Democratic National Committee servers as well as for possible campaign finance violations, but ultimately chose not to charge them, newly released portions of the Mueller Report reveal…

…The role that Stone and Assange may have played in the hacks or their distribution has been the subject of much speculation. Little, however, was known about how intently the special counsel focused on those individuals as possible targets for prosecution during the two-year investigation into Russian election interference. But a new version of the 448-page Mueller report released Monday by the Justice Department contains previously redacted sections on 13 pages, nearly all of them dealing with events surrounding the hacked emails and their eventual publication.

The redacted document is as follows:

The less-redacted document uncovers the shocking news about Roger Stone and WikiLeaks:

Because the Mueller gang never spoke with Assange it is difficult to determine what they would have charged him with or how they could without speaking with him.

However, Roger Stone did testify while the Russia sham was in place.  Stone eventually was harassed and charged with lying to the FBI as a result.  He received an outrageous sentence as a result of a kangaroo DC court, led by corrupt DC judge Amy Berman Jackson and found guilty by a far-left jury.  Eventually Stone’s outrageous sentence was commuted by the President.

Roger Stone reached out to the Gateway Pundit and shared his response to this news:

STATEMENT OF ROGER STONE- Nov 3, 2020

“The midnight release by the Department Justice of the unredacted sections of the Mueller report tonight not only vindicates me and proves what I has been saying since the very beginning of this investigation, that I did not engage in any illegal activity around the emails hacked from the DNC and that I in no way knew the source, content or timing of their release.  No matter how hard the illegally constituted Mueller team tried, they could not make the case they tried to pin on me  from the start.  These newly unredacted sections are full of euphemisms for the ultimate conclusion that evidence simply did not exist of my  involvement. The Timing of the release of these redacted sections of the Mueller Report- midnight on the day of the Presidential election only underlines the entirely corrupt and political nature of this entire witch hunt.”

Source: The Gateway Pundit

Bill Barr’s ‘Unmasking’ Probe Into Obama Officials Concludes without Charges

The US Attorney tapped by Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate “unmasking” done by Obama’s criminal officials around the 2016 has concluded the probe without bringing any charges, according to the Washington Post.

US Attorney John Bash reportedly found no evidence of wrongdoing and concluded the probe without charges and without a public report.

The probe into unmasking was launched in May of this year after then-acting DNI Richard Grenell declassified the list of Obama officials involved in the unmasking of General Mike Flynn in his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Names included former CIA Director John Brennan, Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and former DNI chief James Clapper.

Joe Biden was also on the list!

US Attorney John Bash was also investigating whether Obama officials leaked information to reporters, but found no wrongdoing.

The Washington Post reported:

The federal prosecutor appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to review whether Obama-era officials improperly requested the identities of individuals whose names were redacted in intelligence documents has completed his work without finding any substantive wrongdoing, according to people familiar with the matter.

The revelation that U.S. Attorney John Bash, who left the department last week, had concluded his review without criminal charges or any public report will rankle President Trump at a moment when he is particularly upset at the Justice Department. The department has so far declined to release the results of Bash’s work, though people familiar with his findings say they would likely disappoint conservatives who have tried to paint the “unmasking” of names — a common practice in government to help understand classified documents — as a political conspiracy.

Bash’s team was focused not just on unmasking, but also on whether Obama-era officials provided information to reporters, according to people familiar with the probe, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive investigation. But the findings ultimately turned over to Barr fell short of what Trump and others might have hoped, and the attorney general’s office elected not to release them publicly, the people familiar with the matter said.

US Attorney from Connecticut John Durham is currently investigating the origins of Spygate and according to Barr, there won’t be any indictments and or report until after the election.

Source: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/report-bill-barrs-unmasking-probe-obama-officials-concludes-without-charges/

New UK Study Reveals Cambridge Analytica Did Not Act Improperly During 2016 Campaign

Facebook announced in early April 2018 that the data of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with a political consulting firm connected to President Trump during the 2016 election.

The news STUNNED the American media elites!

The news shocked the political world and launched two full days of congressional hearings into Facebook practices.

But in 2012 the Obama campaign harvested data from 190 million Facebook users.

The media cheered the sheer brilliance of the Obama campaign.

CNN cheered the brilliant strategy of the Obama campaign.

A newly completed study be the UK’s information commissioner rejects earlier accusations put forward by leftist hacks and alleged whistleblowers that Cambridge Analytica acted improperly during the 2016 US election.

The Financial Times reported:

After more than three years, Elizabeth Denham, the UK’s Information Commissioner, has closed her investigation into improper data handling by the SCL and Cambridge Analytica group.

At first glance her findings, which were released on Tuesday, dispel many of the accusations put forward by whistleblowers and digital rights campaigners over the course of 2018.

The most serious of these was that the digital marketing specialist had colluded with Russia to steer the results of the Brexit referendum and broken US campaign rules during the 2016 presidential election. Campaigners had also previously argued the company failed to delete contentious data sourced from Facebook without users’ permission when asked.

Denham told a parliamentary select committee on Friday that “on examination, the methods that SCL were using, were in the main, well recognised processes using commonly available technology”.

Read the rest here.

Source: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/another-media-myth-torn-apart-new-uk-study-reveals-cambridge-analytica-not-act-improperly-2016-campaign/