Senate Judiciary Comm. Hearing: DOJ IG-Horowitz, FBI Director-Wray Testify on FBI Actions Pre-2016 Election (6/18/2018)

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Below is Monday afternoon’s testimony by Christopher Wray, FBI Director and Michael Horowitz, Department of Justice Inspector General before the U. S. Committee on the Judiciary. (See Wray and Horowitz statement at bottom of post.)  Hearing begins at 09:05 of video —

Source: YouTube/Washington Post  – 06/19/2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to review the Justice Department inspector general’s findings into whether the FBI mishandled the Hillary Clinton email probe and other matters leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

(Today’s hearing before the House Oversight & Government Reform and Judiciary Committees is airing live at this moment on C-Span3. I will post the video as soon as it becomes available.)


Christopher Wray opening statement:

Michael Horowitz opening statement

Cross-posted on Wow! Magazine.

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Top Hoodlum: Frank Costello, Prime Minister of the Mafia


This is a good book about notorious mob guy Frank Costello, who got a big start in New York back in the days when bootlegging was a way that kept many hustling to make a buck from the Volstead Act that banned booze. He made a fortune from it and worked his way up to other things later on, and also branched out to legitimate business to try to avoid many of the legal problems that dogged other mafia guys. But his involvement with politicos and gambling, and hanging with other mob guys and nightlife got him in hot water eventually. He is supposedly the mob patriarch that the character Vito Corleone, played by Marlon Brando is based on in the Godfather movies. It is claimed that real mobsters started using lines from the movie after it came out and was popular, another example of real life imitating art. My…

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Croatia: New Fact-finding Research Into WWII Jasenovac Camp Absolutely Essential

Croatia, the War, and the Future

(R) Ivo Goldstein (L) Aleksandar Stankovic
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Lies loom large over some historian’s craft. Whether some accounts of history are outright lies or details which have not been proven with evidence presented as fact – they are all lies. And yet, to our dismay, deception hasn’t really figured as a category of historical analysis.

Attempts at new fact-finding research into historical events particularly those dealing with the Holocaust or WWII have been labelled “historical revisionism” with negative or undesirable connotations. This of course has been done on purpose, in Croatia by former Yugoslav communists, to thwart any possible revelation of truth, which does not agree with the myth about the WWII Independent State of Croatia they’ve been peddling since 1945. While doing that, they managed to keep horrendous communist crimes relatively hidden but definitely un-prosecuted and un-condemned.

The term historical revisionism refers to and identifies the re-interpretation of the…

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Our Mission Statement at, a Fundraiser

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The Drummer Boy by William Morris Hunt, Circa 1862

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills

A word from the Garritrooper, just so you’ll know where we intend to go with and the Veterans 15:13 Foundation

A Little Background

In the mid-80s, when I was in industry, a second-shift floor mechanic came up to me and said, “If you’ll put me on first shift and give me a little raise, I’ll work harder.”

No, really. He said that.

Yet here we are begging for a raise, without a proven product, or for that matter, any indication we can actually deliver the goods.

The wise donor has to first agree that what we want to accomplish at VeteranTales is worthwhile, but also uniquely so; that it is not something you can pick off the shelfnice at Walmart. We prove that here.

Then second the donor to assume that no one else out there with greater bona fides…

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