Top DOJ Official Involved In Clinton And Russia Probes Steps Down

An senior Justice Department official who was involved in oversight of the Hillary Clinton email investigation as well as the Russian interference probe has stepped down, citing personal reasons.

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David Laufman, Hillary Clinton

David Laufman, 59, was the DOJ's chief of the National Security Division's Counterintelligence and Export Control Section - working his way up the FBI ranks after beginning his career in 1980 as a CIA analyst. Laufman obtained a law degree from Georgetown University.

“It’s tough to leave a mission this compelling and an institution as exceptional as the Department of Justice,” said Laufman, 59. “But I know that prosecutors and agents will continue to bring to their work precisely what the American people should expect: a fierce and relentless commitment to protect the national security of the United States.”

The Washington Post goes to great lengths to describe Laufman as a conservative - citing an incident in which a Democrat wouldn't write a letter recommending him for a job as the Pentagon's inspector general:

“I asked a lawyer friend of mine, a Democrat, to sign the letter,” Thompson recalled. The lawyer, a former Justice Department official, consulted Democratic colleagues, who told Thompson they considered Laufman “a conservative — someone they couldn’t support, and so she declined. -WaPo

However The Post then points out that Laufman contributed around $880 to Obama's two presidential campaigns, according to FEC records - which caused critics to label him a "holdover." 

Journalist Mike Cernovich, who broke the Susan Rice "unmasking" story, claimed that Laufman was the source of "several national security leaks" to the media. 

Laufman is hardly the first official to leave the DOJ or FBI in recent months. Last week, former FBI Director James Comey's assistant, Josh Campbell, left the FBI in order to take a new position at CNN - Defending the FBI according to a flyer for a party thrown by the agency. 

In a New York Times op-ed, Campbell wrote, “To be effective, the F.B.I. must be believed and must maintain the support of the public it serves. … These political attacks on the bureau must stop, adding "If those critics of the agency persuade the public that the F.B.I. cannot be trusted, they will also have succeeded in making our nation less safe." 

In late January, James Comey's chief-of-staff resigned as well. 

Finally, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe also stepped down in late January, following what was reportedly a forced retirement according to Fox News

McCabe, who briefly served as acting director last year after Trump fired Comey, first let it slip to the Washington Post late last year that he would be retiring in the coming months as Congressional Republicans targeted him for criticism surrounding his pro-Clinton bias (McCabe's wife even secured campaign funding from Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe, something he initially failed to disclose).

 

 

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ParkAveFlasher CheapBastard Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:03 Permalink

30 Now when Jehu had come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she put paint on her eyes and adorned her head, and looked through a window.

31 Then, as Jehu entered at the gate, she said, “Is it peace, Zimri, murderer of your master?”

32 And he looked up at the window, and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” So two or three eunuchs looked out at him.

33 Then he said, “Throw her down.” So they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses; and he trampled her underfoot.

34 And when he had gone in, he ate and drank. Then he said, “Go now, see to this accursed woman, and bury her, for she was a king’s daughter.”

35 So they went to bury her, but they found no more of her than the skull and the feet and the palms of her hands.

36 Therefore they came back and told him. And he said, “This is the word of the Lord, which He spoke by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, ‘On the plot of ground at Jezreel dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel;[a]37 and the corpse of Jezebel shall be as refuse on the surface of the field, in the plot at Jezreel, so that they shall not say, “Here lies Jezebel.”’”

2 Kings 9

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TeethVillage88s Meat Hammer Thu, 02/08/2018 - 20:03 Permalink

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- Same as US Congress, Same as Media, Same as all US Institutions... All Institutions are Corrupt... Politics 24/7 is the Enlightenment Key... Humans have broad set of Behavior... Corruption is Weekly/Monthly and is only suppressed by Law Enforcement opposite of Waivers Given to TBTF Banks in 2008-2018

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Antifaschistische CheapBastard Thu, 02/08/2018 - 18:23 Permalink

really?  I guess you're not exposed to the insanity I am.  The crew of Clinton puppets I know couldn't care any less about the rule of law or justice.  Amongst themselves I am sure they would have cheered these guys on if they knew of their acts.   That is why this ends badly..ultimately, because at the end of the day, what we are seeing is the death of the rule of law.

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hardmedicine Antifaschistische Thu, 02/08/2018 - 20:47 Permalink

The conduct of ALL Business........ everything we do day in and day out..... cannot function without the rule of law.  This is what has made our country great., this is why people have historically wanted to come here and risk everything to do so.  HOwever, if good people sit by and do nothing while this lawlessness goes unpunished we are finished as a nation.

The one thing that keeps coming to my  mind is that if a community could rally together, and take enough of their children out of the government funded school system, band together to home school them, then the school system would collapse.  Then how are they going to collect school taxes?  If the school system is collapsed then the school taxes (which are astronomical here in Texas) would collapse

Then the real estate valuation in the community would rise, people would want to move there. And once that momentum was accomplished I feel that a voluntaryist community could be a reality.

 

I'm tired of sitting here being demoralized day in and day out by what is going on at the federal level when there is really nothing that can be done.  I really don't know what the answer is here.  I don't know how you make the federal government arrest and prosecute law breakers.  But this situation has caused me to feel so sick and depressed lately.

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Kafir Goyim sixsigma cygnu… Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:09 Permalink

The position at CNN is labeled as a Law Enforcement Analyst, which implies impartiality and perhaps even occasional criticism of law enforcement when warranted.  However, he has already admitted that his plan is to "defend the FBI".  So, we already know anything out of his mouth will be biased and fake. 

It should be troubling, to anybody not already troubled, how well trod the path between government and mainstream media has become.   This sort of constant cross pollination can only lead to propaganda and away from actual journalism. 

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Dumpster Elite Kafir Goyim Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:35 Permalink

Remember the old days, when the MSM felt it was their job to "hold those in power accountable?" Wow, how times have changed. Now the MSMs job is to be the protector of the Deep State and the Status Quo, and to strike down and silence those who speak out against Big Government. Sad. Who speaks for the little guy American citizen? Certainly not the MSM. 

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GUS100CORRINA sixsigma cygnu… Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:11 Permalink

Observation: It is my humble opinion that the stock market might soar to new records if someone executes all those involved in the Clinton Crime Syndicate.

Again, just an observation.

Americans have had enough of the judicial corruption and nonsense. If the horse is lame, then one shoots it.

It is time to begin mass arrests of career criminals and progressive liberal riots be damned.

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sixsigma cygnu… GUS100CORRINA Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:15 Permalink

One of my greatest fears is that Obama falls on his sword and accepts culpability for all wrong doing.  It relieves the swamp of any further investigation, and more importantly, any draining.  And I don't believe they will send a former POTUS to prison.  Nothing gets fixed and everyone loses.  I just don't think his ego will allow him to do this.

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