The Lame Duck Timeline Strongly Suggests President Obama Set Up Intelligence Scheme To Undermine Trump…

Jay Sekulow outlines the case [Video Here] that President Obama set-up a plan for the intelligence community to target President Trump.

Specifically through the use of a lame-duck executive order, President Obama authorized multiple intelligence agencies to have access to Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) including phone call intercepts.

Obama RacineNSA Director Rogers participates in session at Intelligence and National Security Summit in Washington

(Via ACLJ) […]  First, as the New York Times reported earlier this week, in its final days, the Obama Administration expanded the power of the National Security Agency (NSA) to share globally intercepted personal communication with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying any privacy protections.

The new rules were issued under section 2.3 of Executive Order 12333 after approval by two Obama Administration officials: Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Director of National Intelligence Director, James Clapper.

Second, the new rules, which were issued in an unclassified document, entitled Procedures for the Availability or Dissemination of Raw Signals Intelligence Information by the National Security Agency (NSA), significantly relaxed longstanding limits on what the NSA may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations.

These operations are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. Surveillances include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls, and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches.

The changes initiated by the Obama Administration in its waning days empowered far more agents and officials to search through raw intelligence data. As a direct consequence of the change in policy, it appears that the prospect of intel leaks grew exponentially. Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed the new rules permitting the NSA to disseminate raw signals intelligence information on January 3, 2017 after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper signed them on December 15, 2016.  (read more)

clapperUnited States Cyber Command

The dates here are key, because it was after the 2016 election when DNI James Clapper was reported to be recommending the removal of NSA head, Admiral Michael Rogers:

[November 19th, 2016] (Reuters) The heads of the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community have recommended to President Barack Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, be removed from his position, sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

The recommendation by Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, first reported by The Washington Post, was delivered to the White House last month.  (read more)

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  • The election was Tuesday, November 8th.
  • Admiral Michael Rogers had a visit with President Trump on Friday, November 11th.
  • According to the Executive Order rule changes DNI James Clapper signed off on December 15th.
  • General Michael Flynn spoke to the Russian Ambassador on December 29th
  • Dec 29th 2016 – Obama announces sanctions on Russia
  • Jan 3rd 2017 – Loretta Lynch signs off on rule changes for phone taps.
  • Jan 12th 2017 –  WaPo reports On Phone Calls Anonymous Intel Sources
  • Jan 15th 2017 – VP Pence appears on Face the nation.
  • Jan 20th 2017 – Inauguration
  • Jan 23rd 2017 –  FBI reports nothing unlawful in content of Flynn call
  • Jan 26th 2017 – Sally Yates (acting DOJ) informs President Trump there might be a conflict between VP Pence’s stated TV version (was told by Flynn), and what Intel community communicate to Yates that Flynn actually expressed to Russia.
  • Jan 27th 2017 – White House counsel begins investigation to discrepancy.

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591 Responses to The Lame Duck Timeline Strongly Suggests President Obama Set Up Intelligence Scheme To Undermine Trump…

  1. Nettles18 says:

    Add to the timeline on Jan. 23, the FBI reported nothing illicit found in reviewing Flynn’s calls with Russia.

    Liked by 14 people

    • Howie says:

      How the FBI got the FISA warrant?

      Liked by 1 person

      • bertdilbert says:

        Never mind that, use the expanded powers to nail the democrats! Give them a taste of their own and blame it on Obama and Lynch!

        Liked by 15 people

        • Remington says:

          Well, we know where zero is. But what about Lynch (read Marie Laveau)? Has she left the country yr. Better give her an ankle bracelet.

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      • NYGuy54 says:

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        • NJ Transplant says:

          Obama, Lynch, Brennan, Clapper, McCain and Graham all belong in jail. I couldn’t believe when I read a Wash Post article about Flynn that mentioned that Michael McCaul, who was to be Obama’s special assistant for Russia, was sent to Moscow before the election. McCaul later became an ambassador. He was later barred from Russia for meeting with Putin’s adversaries. That doesn’t sound like it is in the job description for an ambassador.

          Also, McCain was in the Ukraine to overthrow the legally elected President. McCain wanted to start a civil war in the Ukraine, but the President stepped down. McCain is in a video telling the Ukrainian rebels that if they start a war to remove the president, the US will back them. Individual senators have no authority. They are 1 of 50.

          Then, you have McCain and Graham are in videos on New Years Eve 2016 trying to get the current Ukrainian president and troops to start a war with Russia. They are promising that we will defend the Ukraine through Nato.

          I sent this to Trump and Hannity. I couldn’t get through to Lou Dobbs email and I don’t know if what I put on Lou’s facebook passed review.

          There is enough treason to go around for everyone.

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      • stonedome says:

        hardly any submissions to the FISA court are rejected…it’s a farce

        Liked by 5 people

  2. Howie says:

    Anatomy of a criminal conspiracy. An impeachment trap.

    Liked by 18 people

  3. Howie says:

    Despite calls from some Democrats and Republicans to investigate Flynn, the FBI announced Thursday that they would not be investigating him. Sources close to Flynn told Circa he was willing and ready to speak to anybody or any committee about his conversation and that he broke no laws.

    http://circa.com/politics/doj-also-target-of-president-trumps-call-for-investigations-into-leaks

    Liked by 9 people

    • Howie says:

      Ignacious? Did he get ‘The Letter?
      ‘On Jan. 12, David Ignatius, with the Washington Post wrote a column where he referenced a senior U.S. government official who told him that “Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times on Dec. 29, the day the Obama administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian officials as well as other measures in retaliation for the hacking. What did Flynn say, and did it undercut the U.S. sanctions?” Ignatius referred to the Logan Act in his column and whether or not Flynn undermined the sanctions Obama put in place at the end of his term against Russia.

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      • Bull Durham says:

        David Ignatius has been the #1 mouthpiece of the CIA for decades.
        He has been a loyal tool of all that is wrong.

        Liked by 9 people

      • filia.aurea says:

        General Flynn’s conversation has repeatedly been described as appropriate. The General would have known with 100% certainty that his conversation would be recorded.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Last night on twitter, Patrick Poole, pointed to this paragraph- in the following link:

          _ …..”Flynn said there was a brief discussion of the 35 Russian diplomats who were being expelled by Obama in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 campaign.
          “It wasn’t about sanctions. It was about the 35 guys who were thrown out,” Flynn said. “So that’s what it turned out to be. It was basically, ‘Look, I know this happened. We’ll review everything.’ I never said anything such as, ‘We’re going to review sanctions,’ or anything like that.” …….”

          http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/14/exclusive-defiant-flynn-insists-he-crossed-no-lines-leakers-must-be-prosecuted/

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          • filia.aurea says:

            Thx for that link. There’s lots going on inside the W.H. General Flynn has enemies – from previous Admin. and GOPe. All kinds of speculation also about intel (not disclosed) on unknown person(s) close to V.P. Pence. General Flynn’s loyalty is to the President, his boss. After Congress recess vote yesterday, Comey met with Senate Intel Cttee, ex-officio member and Chuck Schumer. Closed-door 2 hrs. Everybody is stoom. No leaks. Something is coming down..

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      • NJ Transplant says:

        That 1/12 article is the one where Obama’s future special assistant for Russia went to Moscow before Obama was even elected. But it was ok because he didn’t mention sanctions like General Flynn supposedly did. Good grief.

        I had to shut off the TV today after I saw a crawl on the bottom of the Fox News Channel that said that the FBI caught General Flynn lying about his conversation with Russia.

        Thank God for Sundance. Sundance keeps me sane amid all this insanity.

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  4. filia.aurea says:

    General Flynn knows enough to sink all the traitors. He is loyal to President Trump. President Trump is fully aware of the depth and breadth of the swamp. Lay low, General.

    Liked by 27 people

    • Frank H. says:

      An Excellent and Smart Characteristic of Trump;

      He rarely truly lets someone go… He keeps a nice open line of dialog, and doesn’t let circumstances disconnect him from true friends or good advisers.

      I respect the heck out of how he doesn’t let anyone push him around. Wasn’t it great he hung a bucket over Schumer’s head again at the press conference…

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    • El Torito says:

      If Deep State IC did this to Flynn because he knows too much about them, in what way does this silence him? Seems to me all they did was kick the hornet’s nest? Also seems to me that they just forced him to go deep and silent like a nuke-armed sub, just marking time, waiting for orders.
      I suppose their thinking may be to ruin his credibility now so that any testimony will be poo-pooed upon later… Smells like Obama doesn’t it?

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      • filia.aurea says:

        Forces in the White House wanted to keep General Flynn away from the President. Do they really think they can turn President Trump against his no.1 loyal supporter? Not a chance. Riense Preibust just appeared on Fox – no surprise – and he looked pretty rough.

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      • Windy Day says:

        Here’s what stands out to me: First, the evil IC jumped the gun. In other words, they could have waited for a better trap to spring, but they didn’t. Second, they couldn’t find any dirt on Trump or his cabinet members (they piled on Flynn even though they couldn’t find any real wrongdoing, but Trump felt like Flynn was insubordinate to Pence, so he let him go–or maybe that was a means of keeping Flynn safe–who knows). And third, the IC outed themselves or someone exposed them and their plans are now open to sunlight. Fourth, the IC now has its butt in a crack, and they’re in the worst possible position (in the crosshairs of President Trump)!!!

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        • On another thread someone posted this link. Don’t know if any of this is remotely true but it makes you wonder.

          Trump “Shadow Move” Of General Michael Flynn To Feared Spy Agency Rattles Russia

          By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

          An intriguing Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today is expressing “multi-level” concerns after President Donald Trump abruptly “shadow moved” [обман] his National Security Director, General Michael Flynn, from the White House to the most powerful, and secretive, American spy agency known as the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR)—and that occurred exactly 7 hours after General Flynn personally directed the US Department Of The Treasury to place immediate sanctions on Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami and his associate Samark José López Bello for them being international drug traffickers linked to the CIA, Islamic radicals and the Clinton Crime Family. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

          http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2237.htm

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      • The STENCH of obama permeates the entire DC swamp.

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    • corimari2013 says:

      What do you all think of this:
      “An intriguing Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today is expressing “multi-level” concerns after President Donald Trump abruptly “shadow moved” his National Security Director, General Michael Flynn, from the White House to the most powerful, and secretive, American spy agency known as the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR)—and that occurred exactly 7 hours after General Flynn personally directed the US Department Of The Treasury to place immediate sanctions on Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami and his associate Samark José López Bello for them being international drug traffickers linked to the CIA, Islamic radicals and the Clinton Crime Family.”
      Source: http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2237.htm

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  5. Dizzy says:

    As Cicero said, “…a murderer is less to fear.”

    Damn these people.

    Liked by 5 people

  6. And here I had almost forgotten how strong my dislike for zippy the fuslim had been the past 8 years.

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  7. darcy says:

    If P44 can “relax” the Reagan-era restrictions on dissemination of intelligence data why can’t President Trump simply restore them to pre-Jan. 3, 2017 protocols?

    Liked by 8 people

    • yohio says:

      Same thing I asked if a President has the power to give NSA more power doesn’t he have the same power to take power away?

      Liked by 8 people

      • Bull Durham says:

        Many of the “powers” are set in stone through legislation.
        Emergency powers would eclipse that.
        At what point does a President decide that the government machinery of the IC is enemy to the Republic?

        I have said that the President must consider using his Executive Emergency Powers.
        As soon as he has actual control of the government. He is many weeks from that point.
        That is why they have delayed his appointments. They are denying him the power to deal with these destructive moves against him and the policies he was elected to enact.

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      • Kintbury says:

        I think they should use this window of opportunity to have someone go into NSA files to find Hillary Clinton’s e-mails before restricting sharing. They could also search for anything else they need like Fast and Furious etc. Wouldn’t that be great?

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Jak Sekulow, Esq. addresses that issue in the linked video referenced in SD’s article.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. yohio says:

    Why can’t another President trying to set up an incoming President regardless if he did it legally be considered Treason?

    Liked by 9 people

  9. Neural says:

    I know it’s easy and fun to pin this sort of treason on Obama, but I find it very unlikely that he is the mastermind behind this. A player in the scene? Perhaps, but perhaps not a main character, and definitely not the director.

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    • KitKat says:

      Flynn as Trump’s national security advisor should have alerted Trump to this legislation and its implications as soon as it surfaced, before the inaugurations, and Trump should have been hollering about it in public ever since.

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      • KitKat says:

        Imo if Flynn did not properly inform Trump about this, or didn’t know about it, that would constitute a tbreach of rust issue for Trump. The least demand of the job of the president’s national security advisor would be to make the president aware of new developments and dangers such as this ,,, YESTERDAY.

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        • Kintbury says:

          I think there was no problem between Trump and Flynn, they just kept it close to their chests and for some reason Pence started asking questions. I think Flynn was reluctant to share what he knew with Pence. Perhaps for good reason. Pence did not need to go on the networks and blab. He could have said he was not going to repeat the conversation as it is private. Think about it.

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      • KitKat says:

        not legislation, but rule change

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      • Bull Durham says:

        The transition team may have been unable to see some of these items or powerless to do anything until they had the appointments in place.

        Don’t forget that Chris Christie was moved out and the darling of many was put in charge of the Transition—Mike Pence. That was who had the responsibility to explore all the moves of Obama to obstruct and ruin the start of the incoming administration.

        You will find Mike Pence at the nexus of many of the problems Trump faces now.

        Pompeo is a Mike Pence guy. He should be clearing out Brennan’s people, Morell’s people, Panetta’s people, Hayden’s people and Porter Goss’s people. That’s for starters.
        All were worthless and now are dangerous.

        NSA needs a cleanout, similarly.
        DNI has been reduced in power, but without a Secretary in charge, a cleanout cannot be started. Under Clapper it was a travesty. Dan Coats should be ready to sweep it clean.

        Flynn was going to do all these things. That is why he was stopped.

        But responsibility for stopping what Obama set in motion? Congress! They have oversight of IC. They should have gone public. Was the EO secret? Was it published in the official record?

        One thing you should ask yourself when you think through the Flynn situation, why was Pence “lied” to, or “not fully briefed”. Flynn was protecting Trump. And who forced the issue? Pence. He knew that Flynn was Trump’s reformer and would have gone after all these things. But Pence made a public issue. He could have said he misstated what Flynn briefed him when he spoke on CBS. But, he didn’t. He wanted Flynn out.

        Here’s a good summation from Saker’s Vineyard:

        Larchmonter445 on February 16, 2017 · at 2:10 pm UTC

        Flynn was taken down for any and all of seven reasons:

        1) Russia is the hot nerve issue of the Khazarians and neocons. Any person who reaches out to Russia for detente is a target to be destroyed by those ideologue warmongers.

        2) The Iran nuclear deal secrets by Obama’s administration. Notice Ben Rhodes is heavily involved in the present intrigues against Trump-Flynn. Rhodes wrote the details of the deal and gave away the store. He is at the heart of the deal as was the Obama NSC. Flynn wanted to expose all about the cash payoffs, the ransom monies, and the lifting of sanctions as well as the perceived weakness in the nuclear weapons restraints.

        3) IC reforms was the heart of Flynn’s last seven years. He began with his paper on military intel reforms in 2010 and it led to the EO which restructured the Intel totem pole of power. This rubbed the CIA heavily and threatened the other larger 3-letter domains, NSA, DNI, DHS. But it really focused into the Pentagon where many of the other smaller agencies live. Flynn was the crucifix to the un-dead.

        4) WH power: among Bannon and Jared K., Preibus, and Pence all of whom saw that the most constant voice next to POTUS was Flynn. It had been that way all through the campaign. Flynn controlled Intel input, interpretation and new sources. He was the most trusted man and he had begun building a huge staff (traditionally over 400 person in-house staff).

        5) Liberal animus because Flynn at the Repub Convention and in rallies had joined the chant to “Lock her up”. That was an obsession with Dems to avenge. And it converged with “Russia did it”, their theme as excuse for their Clinton defeat.

        6) Deep State reluctance to cede power to Trump. They knew Flynn was the keystone to Trump’s foreign policy and military powers and influence. When I wrote in November “Fear and Loathing Inside the Deep State” I featured Flynn as their number one target.

        7) Pentagon (including Mattis and his “offspring”) would always resent a 3-star being able to move and shake things while Mattis was a 4-star. Same with Kelly, another 4-star. That really matters in their world. Especially, Flynn was always an Intel officer. Clearly the best in many decades and considered by House Intel Com. chairman Nunes the best he had ever seen or dealt with in ten years on the committee from all agencies.

        Thus, Flynn had many enemies, some of whom teamed up to get him out of the way. All the rest is lies and victors writing history. Those arrows sticking in him were meant by inference for Trump.

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        • West Highlands says:

          Great post. I hope Pence is solid. President Trump unfortunately had to pick some of those I would call “on the fringes of the Uni-Party” because he needed some experienced politicians to help grease the skids. It is unfortunate but hopefully not insurmountable.

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        • Angry Dumbo says:

          Excellent info. We are going to lock her up. At this point, it matters.

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        • Oldschool says:

          Thanks bull. Great post, but disheartening. I was giving Pence the benefit of the doubt mostly because he was Trump’s pick, but these events really seem to have Pence at the center. The behavior of Pence seems to have done a 180. During campaign he fiercly defended Trump and preached his Christian belief of forgiveness when the tapes came out. He was almost giddy when touring and appearing with Trump. Now, no “forgiveness” for Trump’s #1spy for an omission? A critical member of not only Trump’s team, but our national security. His mannerisms seem uncomfortable, tense, guilty? Whatever he is feeling, it is not the man I saw a few months ago. Troubling for sure.

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          • unconqueredone says:

            Don’t be in a hurry to criticize Pence. He will prove to be a man of the morals and ethics he espouses. Part of those ethics are holding those responsible to the consequences of their behavior. If he isn’t letting someone off the hook, there is no contradiction. There is much we don’t and likely never will know. The deep state wants to separate Trump and Pence at all costs. Together they are too strong.

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          • ediegrey says:

            Pence was no solid supporter the weekend the Hollywood tapes came out. He got back on board after Trump himself stood strong despite of the scandal.

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        • KitKat says:

          I largely agree with you on the differences between Pence and Flynn, like people from two different planets, but the mystery remains, why did Trump choose to side with Pence?

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          • KitKat says:

            It was up to somebody, anybody, to keep Trump apprised of the ramifications and dangers of Obama’s last EO, and I think they all missed the ball. Flynn, Priebus, Pence, Bannon, KAC, Jared, the whole bunch of them. But imo it was especially Flynn’s responsibility, who was up to his eyeballs in work during the transition, but that is still no excuse. That was where the trust deficit started and ended imo. Trump once said, that he is always able to finally figure things out, and I think that is the thought process he is going through now. Of course, I am only speculating, and my view may be totally incorrect, but I do think it’s plausible.

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            • Marygrace Powers says:

              Why didn’t Trump sweep WH clean before entering?
              Trump needed to see first hand how it’s all wired/

              I don’t think all above missed the ball either/ Trump
              knew about the taps/NEVER said anything confidential
              OF CONSEQUENCE/ Trump was MONITORING/

              Trump casts a YUGE NET which envelops more than
              meets the eye/ and at the same time ‘We the people’
              are being educated on DEPTH OF THE SWAMP/

              WH/Government is a ‘FRIGGIN’ MINEFIELD/
              I don’t trust PENCE/ PRIEBUS – they are serving the
              purpose of KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER/
              EYES WIDE OPEN NOW/

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          • Bull Durham says:

            Trump can’t take on everyone all the time. Pence is marked now. Trump has to win more power over the government machinery. He’s not even half-way there. But he knows for certain who and where and how they have set the battlezone. His reaction has to be temperate. First, he must govern and win his agenda.

            The old adage comes from these situations: Keep your enemies close.
            Pence will be Biden now. They have sent him to Europe to initiate him into the process of empire. The US rules Europe with its hundreds of bases and NATO as their addiction and dependency. Pence will be the neocon with real power to keep the Ukraine disaster alive, a proxy war against Russia. Trump cannot end it now.

            Pence, like every VP is a useful tool. That he is suspected, perhaps, proven to Trump as
            a double agent, who really knows, means Trump has that threat covered.

            Read Machiavelli, ‘The Prince’ and his ‘The Art of War’. And review Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’.

            And “Julius Caesar”, by Bill Shakespeare. There are many similarities if you parse the events and the resulting actions.

            The Republic is under siege.

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        • Mike says:

          Great post, Bull Durham.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Here’s the signed document, with Clapper and Loretta Lynch’s signatures.

          https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3283349/Raw-12333-surveillance-sharing-guidelines.pdf

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        • FofBW says:

          Remember folks, Flynn is out but he is not gone.

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        • susiepuma says:

          Toldyaso………………………………………….actually, the day Pence announced he was the VP candidate…..

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        • law4lifeblog says:

          I agree, Bull…..Pence is the weak/disloyal link.

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        • NJ Transplant says:

          I’m with you, Bull. I’ve been saying the same thing to my husband. There is something about Pence that I don’t trust. Remember, he endorsed Cruz because the donor class demanded it. His endorsement helped Trump more than Cruz.

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  10. Ace says:

    “Real leaks; fake news”

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  11. grumpy70 says:

    Sundance, according to the timeline, Flynn called on 29th December and Lynch signs off on rule changes for phone taps on the 3rd of January. Flynn’s call seems to have been made before the changes were made?

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    • Howie says:

      Flynns calls are the tip of the iceberg as will soon become apparent. Expediting FOIA requests might help out the traitors. Declassing is also a weapon Trump can deploy against The Obama Coup.

      Liked by 13 people

    • Joshua2415 says:

      Yes, but that leaves 9 days for John Brennan and Sally Yates to get the NSA phone call transcripts from their minions and leak them to the NYT. I’d bet that they are going through every phone call made by Trump campaign officials since the day he declared his candidacy.

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  12. Howie says:

    17 Days in January

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  13. LP says:

    Thank you Howie. Always appreciated Sekulow, a sharp thinker and advocate.

    Liked by 3 people

    • AustinPrisoner says:

      Jay Sekulow has been steady and impressive for 20 years. I would like to see him on the Jeff Sessions team.

      Liked by 4 people

      • law4lifeblog says:

        I worked for Jay for years, we are still in touch. He was NOT a Trump guy, but he’s 1000% on board now to protect the country. He is a patriot. I would bet money he is offering assistance to all the key players in the administration.

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      • nimrodman says:

        I’d propose that Sekulow is more effective on the outside – in the private-sector arena – than as part of the Trump administration.

        One example being that FOIAs are a principal tool that outfits like ACLJ and Judicial Watch are using to burrow into these govt scandals and forcing Hillary and her assistants’ records and emails out into the sunlight.

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  14. Howie says:

    Why did they want to get rid of Admiral Rogers?

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  15. James F says:

    This is blatant sedition.

    Hang worthy high treason.

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  16. Peter says:

    This is not surprising.

    What is surprising to me is Trump not reading this timeline in yesterday’s press conference.

    Are they waiting for another head to roll to make their point? It’s not possible trump doesn’t know about this, right?

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    • Lady K says:

      I am thinking he is saving a couple of interesting “booms” for his rally tomorrow at Melbourne.

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    • The Boss says:

      Trump is all about location, timing and price. At a time and place of his choosing – when it is most beneficial for him – we will see the price others will pay for their crimes.

      It would not surprise me in the least if the DOJ already has a deal with someone. Think Joseph Valachi.

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  17. TONYA PARNELL says:

    PRESIDENT TRUMP NEEDS TO START GIVING LIE DETECTOR TESTS, FBI DOES IT-THEN WATCH THE FUN

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  18. The fact that President Trump has not countered this EO means it is either not important, or it is valuable in learning something. All it takes is a Pen and a Phone. Well, not even the Phone….This is a learning tool for Trump, nothing more.

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      • Howie says:

        The keystone to solving this case can be found here….

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        • Howie says:

          Area 52

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        • Bull Durham says:

          Here’s the Utah Data Center where everything is stored.

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        • Bull Durham says:

          Ft. Meade, Maryland HQ.

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          • Mickey Wasp says:

            Inside Fort Meade, Maryland, a top-secret city bustles. Tens of thousands of people move through more than 50 buildings—the city has its own post office, fire department, and police force. But as if designed by Kafka, it sits among a forest of trees, surrounded by electrified fences and heavily armed guards, protected by antitank barriers, monitored by sensitive motion detectors, and watched by rotating cameras. To block any telltale electromagnetic signals from escaping, the inner walls of the buildings are wrapped in protective copper shielding and the one-way windows are embedded with a fine copper mesh. This is the undisputed domain of General Keith Alexander.
            https://www.wired.com/2013/06/general-keith-alexander-cyberwar/

            Have you seen the CITIZENFOUR ? Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). Poitras had already been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her, using the name “CITIZENFOUR,” in January 2013. He reached out to her because he knew she had long been a target of government surveillance, stopped at airports numerous times, and had refused to be intimidated. CITIZENFOUR not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance—it makes you feel them. After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again.
            https://citizenfourfilm.com/about

            In the film Gen Alexander sits before a congressional hearing and lies repeatedly. Yet, no congress[person] or media outlet calls for ‘contempt of congress’ or presents his outright lies to the American public, as Clapper was paraded before the media when he lied.

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          • Paco Loco says:

            “The puzzle palace”.

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    • KitKat says:

      He relies on trusted others to relay vital information and its implications to him. Perhaps vital information about this fell through the cracks early on.

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    • El Torito says:

      I have a suspicion that there’s another explanation, details we aren’t aware of, plans we can’t see. I view all of Trump’s navigation and actions as a unending mosaic, where each new piece can completely change what we see.

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  19. gettherejustassoon says:

    Fox News:

    CIA DIRECTOR: TRUMP GIVEN FULL INTELLIGENCE DURING BRIEFINGS

    Mike Pompeo, the Trump-appointed CIA director, denied reports that intelligence officials are withholding information from Trump out of fear it would be compromised. Pompeo said, “The CIA does not, has not, and will never hide intelligence from the president, period.”

    As CIA Director, how would Pompeo know exactly what the underlings are doing?

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    • Abster says:

      Does all this gathered intelligence have to be done on site? I think of Obama, his new walled home and those three fired Muslim IT brothers. Could these folks have the means to have had a hand in any of this. I picture a state of the art IT system at Os new crib and read the brothers were stealing. Haven’t heard a peep more either.

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      • gettherejustassoon says:

        Your guess is as good as mine. Someone, here at CTH, remarked it seemed as though we were reading a Tom Clancy novel.

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      • LBB says:

        Maria @ Fox pushed Rep Peter KIng (NY) on Wednesday about what is happening with the 3 IT (Awan Bros.). King is on an intelligence committee so he couldn’t say much except that it is “ongoing”.

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  20. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    As Sekulow and Sundance point out, this was clearly a set-up by the Deep State and Obama. Based upon the fake “Russian election hacking” scheme. Think of it as like a perjury trap, but even more pernicious because they were trying to get dirt beyond perjury on Trump and his aides supposedly colluding with Russia, which is nonsense.

    As Sekulow points out, the concept here is make the ‘web’ wider in terms of potential leakers so that it will be harder to find who leaked. Also, by distributing the surveillance information to more parties, you can increase your crowdsourced data analysis to try to find more things to ‘catch’ Team Trump on.

    The good thing about all this is that Team Trump has withstood all of this and come out unscathed, save Flynn. It could have been much, much worse. Additionally, Trump could reverse the Obama executive order and make the surveillance capabilities more narrow again.

    All of this was a genuine coup, at worst, and a means to slow down Trump’s momentum coming into office, at best. But Trump has brushed off the attacks and is now back on the offensive with the press conference and the upcoming rally.

    The great news for Trump is that after he gets past this period of Deep State/Obama intrigue, he will be only that much stronger and immune from further attacks. This is the hardest part. Once the cabinet is in place, the leakers are found or neutered, and Gorsuch is in then Trump will have all the momentum on his side.

    The tide is already turning, as evidenced by the Rasmussen poll Trump referenced in the press conference.

    The worst is already over, Treepers. There still may be a head or two to roll before all is set, but the very-real coup attempt has been fended off and Trump is back on solid ground and taking the fight to the opponent.

    I’m very excited and enthusiastic for the days to come. Starting with the rally this weekend.

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      One more thing — no president in American history ever had to go through the trial by fire Trump is going through now. But the opponent does not realize that, through their attacks, they are going to end up elevating Trump in the end.

      Victory will soon be at hand. So proud of how Trump did today at the press conference.

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    • Howie says:

      This is an attempt to impeach Trump and replace him with Pence and whomever they want as VP is my opinion. The tells are there. I don’t think this theory is over the top. The problem they have is that so many people are part of the scheme and it will come apart at the seams. They know if they fail they will end up behind bars I think and their croney’s will lose trillions in graft. These are powerful motives. These are not motiveless crimes. It is a good idea to identify the motive when investigating a crime. Sunlight is their worst enemy IMO.

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        Agreed. They want to try to get Trump out of office. And many of the people do seem all-in. However, the walls are going to start to close in on them soon. There are still landmines to navigate, but I think we’re beginning to head to calmer waters.

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      • Bull Durham says:

        Uniparty definitely wants Pence as soon as they can force Trump out. Then Ryan.
        Pence is too packaged as a conservative to win an election under heavy pressure. But Ryan can be dolled up to win GE.

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        • El Torito says:

          Bull I rarely take odds with anything you write, but I don’t agree that Ryan can win a G.E.. Ever. McCain, Romney all over again. Besides, all the Dems would need to do is point out how Ryan is fighting Trump on numerous issues that got Trump elected. I’m sure there’s some structure being put in place for a Ryan run, but he will never win. I know too many people like myself that will not vote for him.

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      • Windy Day says:

        Another problem they’re having is that nobody (even Flynn) in Trump’s cabinet is breaking the law. Of course, they can always make up stuff, but they know they’d better have real proof or it’s out with the pitchforks!

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        • unconqueredone says:

          Who’s to say what’s true anymore? What is “real proof”? IMHO we are well beyond that. It’s an almost certainty that many in the previous administration lied repeatedly, but no one called them on it. Ultimately we will decide who to trust and support and any “evidence” will be disregarded because there’s no way to know what to trust anymore.

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      • susiepuma says:

        The Shrub is the intended VP so he can run for Pres in 2020…………I loathe all of these so-called “Americans”. I do hope that Flynn is still there and is working on the alphabets. If it were me, and probably a good thing it isn’t, I would be firing everyone of the alphabets as quickly as possible and taking away any chance of their infiltrating again. Also, we don’t need 17 intelligence agencies – would get rid of most of them….duplicate information does no one any favors, justs muddies up the mess. btw. President Trump could appoint Flynn as a Czar reporting directly to him alone……..

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    • TAS says:

      Think about his also, the NSA records ALL calls. All of President Trumps enemy’s calls are also recorded.

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        Great point

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      • TAS says:

        should be “this”

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        I think Trump needs to work through staff changes in order to get saboteurs out, then use all of the data available to him to illustrate how our government became politically weaponized under Oprabama. –First, to score bigly points with everyday Americans, show how they played politics with the IRS – that should wake up the middle class –

        There is a vast swath of the populace who may often vote democrat, but are getting alienated by this communist rabble-rousing, fires-burning, broken-window, cop-killing, masked-face violence. Show them how the IRS – the agency that has each middle class family’s Social Security number and complete financial records, and the same for all small businesses – targeted individuals and groups for politics. Eventually, the dem party will split, like I believe the Republican party did with Tea Party. We would have Constitutional Democrat Party and the Democratic Socialists of America can carry on with all of the PC, drug, and open border stuff.

        Ocrabama was involved in IRS scandal, I am sure, but they did this well enough to keep that hidden. But I am sure various forms of communication would show they crossed the line form IRS to White House, for political reasons.

        Then, use all of this NSA and other data to illuminate Fast and Furious – us giving guns to Mexican drug cartels – what could possibly go wrong?

        I know this. You know this. But then Middle America will look up from the cable TV and fast food long enough to take interest in civics.

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    • West Highlands says:

      Like. Another great post this morning. Between Sundance’s always excellent analysis and the great posts here, I feel confident that I understand what’s going on.

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  21. lloydh6494w says:

    An interesting point is what trump said in the presser that the leaks were real but the news was fake like he is ahead of these guys and has a set up a sting to catch all the rats in one go?
    By generating fake news and seeing who leaks is a good way to catch them.
    Can’t help thinking that Flynn is part of all this and we will soon find out yet again the brilliance of trump and how far ahead he is of these losers

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  22. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    I just referenced this action in a recent post, but with regard to the 4th Amendment. President Trump, one hopes, can and will reverse this.

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  23. flowerbelle says:

    AND DON’T FORGET SCHUMER!!
    He is up to his neck with his involvement in these crimes.
    Remember when he curiously made that very public statement that the intelligence community would seek revenge on Trump. He is involved in this unlawful and treasonous cabal.

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    • El Torito says:

      I think he has knowledge of, but not hands in it. He’s been around this long for a good reason, and that is knowing where the dog piles are and having the sense too not step in it. Schumer is not to be underestimated. Trump is antagonizing him to force errors.

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  24. ladypenquin says:

    Good point.

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  25. Blade says:

    Also … there was an important tweet from the Russian embassy or somewhere similar that was a complete burn of Dumbo stating they would not take the bait from his sanctions and wait for the next administration. They may even have said ‘adults’ or ‘grownups’ … Meaning … they decided to stand-down on their own without any discussion with Team Trump.

    Someone needs to find that tweet because depending on the timeline it mitigates the whole narrative that Flynn made assurances that things would change therefore they can stand down ( or whatever convoluted conspiracy theory it has no morphed into ). My old memory remembers it showing up shortly after the sanctions frenzy.

    I seem to remember a thread here about the sanctions and that tweet was likely embedded in the comments.

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  26. Bob Thoms says:

    excellent observation.

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  27. Bob Thoms says:

    Question:

    Does Ex-P44 retain some level of security clearances that permits him to see certain documents?

    Would this EO be Obama’s attempt to help him run a shadow government?

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    • darcy says:

      Now, that’s an interesting question.
      Could it be that the relaxing of the intelligence-data net was intended to keep P44 in the loop, as it were?
      Are the leakers leaking to P44?

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I would say that is a “given.”

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      • pyromancer76 says:

        Common. 0 does not have the intelligence or diligence or personal fortitude to do anything with this info. It would go to his handlers, wherever/whoever they may be, who would fit his headpiece with the words and thoughts in detail. Of course, destroy the U.S. is within his mental power 24/7.

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    • navysquid says:

      Short answer. No. A former president has some to little access to intelligence but almost all of it is dated intelligence and not currrent. He will still maintain his clearances up to a point to be able to read said dated intelligence, however, any “read-on” (Special Access Programs – SAP) programs go away and that information is no longer accessible to him for HIS protection and the new POTUS’ protection from blackmail and various other security and state secrets. The Intelligence Community is very good at pulling clearances, specifically to read-on and TS information once YOU are no longer “cleared” to receive such intel.

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      • navysquid says:

        Then again…how could I forget that he could have a secret server stashed somewhere in a bathroom…only half joking. P44 very likely has some loyal soldiers (notice I did not say Sailors…a little inter-military rivalry…haha) within the IC that will still feed him current intel which is sad as our intelligence agencies have become too politicized over the last couple of decades…to put it bluntly, since the Clinton’s came into office as they (she) wanted to use the information as a tool to be wielded as Damocles sword.

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        • Bob Thoms says:

          But w/o proper security clearances P44 would be risking criminal violation of national security?

          I don’t think Obama is that stupid to have someone feed him classified info that he doesn’t have the clearances to see. Makes me think this EO is so broad as to include P44.

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          • navysquid says:

            I understand what you’re saying but think about Obama and everything he has exhibited since he came on the scene and his arrogance to all things lawful…he will be receiving updates/reporting from within the IC unfortunately because there are always people loyal to “the other party” when theirs is not in office. It happened with those loyal to Bush when Obama became POTUS and will continue now that Trump is in office. What is new in the last two decades is that intelligence should NEVER be political…intelligence is what it is neither Republican or Democrat…however, in these last couple of decades intelligence has been ramped up to be used as a political tool. Sad.

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          • Cow wow says:

            When did Hillary lose her clearances? Do we know, or Huma?

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            • navysquid says:

              Hillary will still maintain some of her clearances…I say some because it is all relevant to a “need to know” and so in that case there may be many reports she has no access to because there is no “need to know”…a secret clearance is usually good for approx ten years and TS for five years before you need to “re-up” or have your clearance / background (SF-86) reviewed again. One caveat to all this is if you have not been “active” in intelligence circles then your clearances can become inactive and shelved so to speak.
              As I stated with Obama though in another thread, all of the above is moot as Hillary will ALWAYS have people feeding her CURRENT intel as we have seen what she thinks of rule of law with her bathroom server. Trust me she has NOT learned her lesson. There is too much power involved for her to take herself out of that circle of knowledge.

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              • TheLastDemocrat says:

                She has had her life line yanked.
                But I think the selling of favors internationally was so lucrative that i am sure Hiraly and friends are working to re-establish all of that. There are still Congressionally-approved expenses/contracts to influence, and congresspeople willing to be cut in on a deal.

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  28. CM-TX says:

    The Trail of Treason Stinks of B.O.😖

    Someone on FBN pointed out that the number of agents having access to call transcripts- is a surprisingly small number. So if they examine those agents’ email conversations, & call history to 3rd parties– they’ll easily find the culprits.
    Hang ’em high!

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  29. Old Lady says:

    Apply the same logic to Flynn. Was he anything but an ordinary citizen at the time of the call?

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  30. sagatel says:

    Schumer cry me the river head clown, hope soon he’ll be crying with real tears.
    Linda Grey and McCishvine are also involved in trying to undermine Trumps PRESIDENCY from the get go starting with the fake dossier.

    Charge them with treason and send them to Limpopo.

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  31. CheeseHead says:

    Seventeen…17..seven more than 10…just three fewer than 20. That’s how many intelligence agencies the U.S. has. Talk about overkill, inefficiency, bloat, duplication, likelihood for conflicting information, and yes “deep state” shenanigans. The U.S. intelligence sector is totally out of control and is wagging the government dog Big League. President Trump needs to eliminate all but a handful (2-3) of these so they are easier to control and more trustworthy.

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    • navysquid says:

      There are reasons for MOST of them but you’re not too far off point. We could do without 5-6 of them, however, there are some Departments that need intelligence components to them because of the digital age we live in so that is why Energy and like depts have an intel hub to protect and monitor any traffic that would / could be harmful to our Energy sector as one example. The FBI (DoJ), CIA, DoD, DIA, NSA, DHS, and DoS are your MAIN ones and are needed…

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    • navysquid says:

      Re-reading your first line “Seventeen…17..seven more than 10…just three fewer than 20” reminds me of the Monty Python line:
      “And the Lord spake, saying, ‘First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.'”

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  32. roxiellTX says:

    Maxine needed for mayor of Limpopo.

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  33. TakeBackOurRepublic says:

    Good questions. There would be no other reason for P44’s last minute EO to widen access right before leaving office. POTUS Trump inherited a land mine and needs to roll back that EO ASAP and drain the swamp of Obama loyalists.

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  34. Stringy theory says:

    Trump, the real teflon President. They’re throwing it all at Trump but he brushes it aside. Now he’s moving to attack mode. I love this guy, our President.

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  35. J. Bielot says:

    The “shadow government” has been operational for eons. Consider global forums, such as the Bilderberg meetings, which are annual events of global political, financial, technological, military movers and shakers wherein whole hotels are blocked to the public, security is impenetrable, and the real agendas are never made public.

    Consider the roster of attendees–among them the likes of General David Petraeus and other familiar household names. (Aside from reckless judgment demonstrated by Petraeus re his mistress, his attendance at these types of forums and his relationship with Killery Hinton disqualifies Petraeus as trustworthy for National Security Advisor. I’m with Lt. Colonel Tony Schaffer, retired military and former CIA. The conspiracy is NOT a theory. It is a fact.)

    Bottom line: Where there is smoke, there is fire.

    What is NOT reported screams at far higher volumes than what is reported. Then there is obvious SELECTIVE outrage awarded certain events/individuals whereas highly egregious occurrences and prolific bad actors amount to less than a blip on the media radar.

    (During the Obama administration, I recall reading about Russian submarines cruising in the Gulf of Mexico and it wasn’t reported until approximately a month after they left. The report was an internet source—NOT corporate national news organizations.)

    Bottom line: A contrived method to the madness.

    The media and politicians behave as a herd of sanctimonious wildebeests on crack. Ever notice how staged congressional press statements are aired? There is the main spokesperson surrounded by a flock of his/her equally outraged self-righteous counterparts. Why is that? “It takes a village to substantiate an outrage?” “Safety in numbers?”

    With all of the pre-meditated hysteria over General Michael Flynn’s alleged mis-deed phone conversations, where is the actual evidence? The alleged Russian interference with U.S. elections. Where is the actual evidence?

    Bottom line: Grandiose, manufactured hysteria minus actual proof. Put up or shut up!

    Just this a.m.: “Anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks released a set of documents allegedly showing CIA espionage on candidates in France’s 2012 presidential elections.

    The seven pages of documents appear to be classified orders for intelligence operatives to gather information regarding candidates’ political strategies and internal communications. WikiLeaks’ release of the documents comes amid growing tensions between Trump and the intelligence community over leaks of classified information that have portrayed people close to Trump in a negative light.”
    (Read more: http://dailycaller.com.)

    Media response to Trump’s “think the U.S. is so innocent” remark: All together now: contrived outrage; hysteria; self-righteousness.

    If I was Trump, I’d screw the FBI investigating leaks. I’d solicit the Israeli Mossad in concert with WikiLeaks to conduct the investigation of U.S. intelligence leaks. Then the American people may get some actual, as opposed to “very fake,” news it can use.

    What is evident. “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Satan is very publicly unhinged these days.

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  36. ALEX says:

    I have yet to see the official reason for doing this…It stinks…..

    Another thought occurred to me the other day: How long have they been investigating/eavesdropping on the Trump campaign under the guise of this Fake Russia story.

    Did the Obama administration eavesdrop on the Trump campaign and transition. You could see how explosive eavesdropping on a ongoing campaign could be.

    I do take comfort we have Jeff Sessions now…He is a straight shooter and the power of subpoena and grand jury under the real penalty of law. not some political hacks like Benghazi hearings is encouraging,….Jail time makes people sober up quick….

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Common. Everyone knows that everyone eavesdrops on everyone — all the time. The Russians eavesdrop on everyone. The Americans eavesdrop on everyone. The Israelis eavesdrop on everyone.

      The 0 Admin simply would have been among the worst — and, absolutely of course — been eavesdropping on anything and everything they could re the Trump campaign and Post-Election period. And, of course, Trump knows/knew this.

      Trump/Sessions/Flynn is the beginning of finding the illegal American activities within all this and at the beginning of developing lawful discipline within intelligence gathering..

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  37. tim glave says:

    I think the muslim prince left a lot of poison pills in Washington as he left. We will see much more of this before the swamp gets drained.

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    • jessinwis says:

      I am glad that Pres Trump respects Americans enough to let us in on the machinations of our own sickening shadow government. My mom, a Hillary supporter, is shocked and confused by what she is hearing, and I sense that as we learn more, it will become evident who respects us, values peace and loves our country, and which factions want to undermine our liberty.

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      • aur1640 says:

        I trust my fellow Treepers when it comes to gleaning knowledge about this aspect of the swamp (shadow government). I know that learning about this is very important and the influence is pervasive. However, there is another part of me that feels violated, enraged and disgusted by what the shadow government does. I thank God that P45 is fighting for us daily. All I want to do is provide for my family, take care of my wife and ride my Road King. I’m glad that President Trump is cool as a cucumber 🥒 I have deep faith that he will do the right thing. MAGA!!

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    • aur1640 says:

      Tim, reminds me of the poison berries in the Hunger Games. There will be a big bowl waiting for Dumbo ears when all of this is over!! 👍😎

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  38. Bob Thoms says:

    Why aren’t reporters camped out at the Obama rental house in Washington, demanding answers on why this EO.

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  39. Michael Hennessy says:

    Wouldn’t seem to require a potential compromise of our entire National Security apparatus to spread out a plausible deniability defense amongst the full time subversives employed by the state! Police States rarely need such elaborate schemes to undermine/eliminate their perceived enemies. All that’s needed is an unsourced fairy tale and the water boys at CNN, the NYT, and the Washington Post to see it through

    We do know that the NSA has a gazillion terabytes of opposition research at their disposal should anyone try to go back over an 8 year period of an Amerikan foreign policy focused on a transformational violent worldwide destabilization!

    From 2012-2014, one of those Trump aides fingered as a Russkie double agent, Paul Mannafort, worked for the since overthrown ”Pro Russian” regime of Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich, under the guise of Ukranian non-profit in order to skirt the disclosure requirements of the foreign agents registration act (FARA).

    Turns out Mannafort was actually a triple (quadruple?) agent paying lobbying fees to Hillary’s flunkys at the “Podesta Group” of $1.13 mil and $1 mil to “Mercury LLC”, a firm run by Vin Weber, former congressman and advisor to failed presidential nominee and Russia phobe Mitt Romney¡ Both forms were hired to lobby Congress, the “Obama” White House NSC, the State Department, and other federal agencies to keep the dreaded Communist in power.

    That’s information in the public domain! One can only imagine the blackmail treasure trove the Obama careerists in the various intelligence agencies are storing on their flash drives as we speak!

    This is sick and dangerously authoritarian!

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  40. [Associated Press]
    JULIE PACE
    Associated PressJanuary 1, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Barack Obama began preparing to leave office, the first smartphone-toting U.S. president ordered his team to upgrade the White House’s aging technology for his successor. New computers were purchased and faster internet was installed.

    Maybe this is tied in and someone mentions that the first moving van early on was an office and computer moving business. Reddit had a picture of the van. Obama just set up his new offices.

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  41. Charles says:

    Immediate, mandatory lie detector tests for everyone, across the board, without discrimination, (i.e. no exceptions), in State, DOJ, Pentagon, CIA, NSA, DIA, and FBI to ask if they know anything about or participated in any leaks. Start at the top and work down.

    Fire everyone who refuses or delays. If they can’t be fired immediately and won’t resign, then send them home, revoke all privileges and put their salaries into escrow pending legal proceedings, and put them on a watch list.

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    • Dems B. Dcvrs says:

      If only Lie Detector Tests worked on Liars.
      Part of problem is people running tests, and their interpretations.
      Other part of problem is pathological Liars like Obama are not in their minds Lying.

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  42. El Torito says:

    Regarding the whole leak thing, I take some relief in my awareness of the fact that in order to pull off this Flynn demolition, the Deep State / Black hats had to expose the entity that they are, for everyone to see. (The have to lower shields in order to fire weapons) There is no way that Trump will not vaporize them, in due time. The only question left is, what did they collect, is there anything else/anyone else they can demolish before it’s over? We may lose a few more prior to this being over, but I will go into this day a little more at ease, looking forward to justice being done. Super happy that Trump finally brought up the word “Uranium.” Gotta be a Clinton/treason story in the future over that. Yes I admit – I dream bigly. Have a great day Treepers, gotta million things to do, switching to lurk mode 🙂

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  43. bitterlyclinging says:

    Empowering the Deep State, making the leakers untraceable.
    Buraq Hussein Obama never, ever made a move without a carefully calculated, crafted reason, ie Robert Creamer seated in the front row of Obama’s Chicago farewell speech with blocks and blocks of buses parked on Chicago streets waiting to take rioters to their pre assigned conflagrations.
    Obama’s walking a tight wire act between the legal and charges of sedition, insurrection, and treason. Obama’s been known to underestimate his opponent’s skills before, like when he showed up for the first 2012 presidential debate against Mitt Romney in Denver, stoned to the gills.

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    • susiepuma says:

      The fraud POS was and is just a puppet of the New World Order cartel. THEY control him as well as many others. Should’ve dropped a drone at Bilderberg and/or Davos…..

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  44. navysquid says:

    • The election was Tuesday, November 8th.
    • Admiral Michael Rogers had a visit with President Trump on Friday, November 11th.
    • According to the Executive Order rule changes DNI James Clapper signed off on Dec 15th.
    • General Michael Flynn spoke to the Russian Ambassador on December 29th
    • Dec 29th 2016 – Obama announces sanctions on Russia
    • Jan 3rd 2017 – Loretta Lynch signs off on rule changes for phone taps.
    • Jan 12th 2017 – WaPo reports On Phone Calls Anonymous Intel Sources
    • Jan 15th 2017 – VP Pence appears on Face the nation.
    • Jan 20th 2017 – Inauguration
    • Jan 23rd 2017 – FBI reports nothing unlawful in content of Flynn call
    • Jan 26th 2017 – Sally Yates (acting DOJ) informs President Trump there might be a conflict between VP Pence’s stated TV version (was told by Flynn), and what Intel community communicate to Yates that Flynn actually expressed to Russia.
    • Jan 27th 2017 – White House counsel begins investigation to discrepancy.

    Remember in this WHOLE Construct and timeline, and Sundance does a great job, is that here are PSYOPS games going on adn counter-intelligence and counter-counter-intelligence games being played out. Do NOT put past Trump and LTG Flynn to already be ahead of this game (Libs see our nation’s security as a game) that LTG Flynn has come to Trump early on and said “watch how this will all play out as I will be the sacrificial lamb for your presidency…and allow me to still be in the inner circle though the media / Dems will see my resignation as a victory. Then we will have drawn out the enemy and exposed them to be lopped off”.

    LTG Flynn, CPT Pottinger, and Paul Batchelor’s paper “Fixing Intel” was a ground shaker within the IC and not well-received by some upper echelons in the IC. Do NOT forget that LTG Flynn was the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. The DIA was and still is a very important cog to CURRENT intelligence from battlefields all over the world. Within the IC there are MAJOR turf battles of who controls what, where, who, and how the intelligence is collected. Trust me. Obama’s EO given out 14 days before he left was to do many things but ONE more important than others and that was to give access to more eyes on intelligence that they normally would never have access to and these people will be loyal to Obama and have a desire to undermine Trump.

    Look at when Lynch signed off on this EO and when Flynn made the calls…there was something afoot already prior to Lynch’s rubber stamp.

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  45. cheekymeeky says:

    Let’s not forget that Obama also used FISA as a weapon against Trump.

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    “According to the New York Times (based on FBI sources), the FBI initially determined that the Trump Tower server did not have “any nefarious purpose.” But then, Heat Street says, “the FBI’s counter-intelligence arm, sources say, re-drew an earlier FISA court request around possible financial and banking offenses related to the server.”

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    The first [FISA] request, which, sources say, named Trump, was denied back in June, but the second was drawn more narrowly and was granted in October after evidence was presented of a server, possibly related to the Trump campaign, and its alleged links to two banks; [sic] SVB Bank and Russia’s Alfa Bank. While the Times story speaks of metadata, sources suggest that a FISA warrant was granted to look at the full content of emails and other related documents that may concern US persons.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443768/obama-fisa-trump-wiretap

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  46. Bob Thoms says:

    IMO, the deep state plan to bring Flynn down was a failure. Flynn departed because of his misleading statements to Pence and the media. He lost Trump’s trust. I think Trump’s confidants – Ivanka and Jarred – both of whom are Pence fans, advised the president that Flynn had to go.

    I also think Trump and Flynn are still on good terms; and I wouldn’t be surprised if both have each other on speed dial.

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  47. Pinkie says:

    Take off the tinfoil hats guys — this is a Bush era change that took a while to be implemented. It was set to go well before the election. There are a lot of issues with NSA’s bulk collection of data but the rule changes were not specifically intended to snare Trump. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/us/politics/obama-administration-set-to-expand-sharing-of-data-that-nsa-intercepts.html

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    • Bob Thoms says:

      Thanks for more background on this EO.

      I am curious why Obama signed the order when he did = on his way out, instead of while he was still in office. I can only assume, that Obama himself was aware of how this would open a floodgate of leaks and he decided he didn’t want that on his watch.

      And put Bush in the same category; none of these presidents wanted the consequences of expanded national secret sharing to happen while they were at the helm.

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    • Wavetheshales says:

      Ahhh, says the Øbozo sycophant supreme NYT.

      Your “Bush did it” is a dead giveaway.

      Elections have consequences, remember….. And sedition is still a crime.

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  48. IfThenElse says:

    “There are now 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances — a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government.”
    http://billmoyers.com/2014/02/21/anatomy-of-the-deep-state/
    “Since 9/11, 33 facilities for top-secret intelligence have been built or are under construction. Combined, they occupy the floor space of almost three Pentagons — about 17 million square feet. Seventy percent of the intelligence community’s budget goes to paying contracts. And the membrane between government and industry is highly permeable:”
    Thanks to Sundance for posting that under “Deep State”.
    IMO, there is about as much chance that this “Cluster” will succeed in anything good as the probability that the moon has actually orbited the earth 59,059,000,000,000 times like foolish evolutionists think (had to get that dig in).

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  49. Howie says:

    Purge begins…
    State Dept. carries out layoffs under Rex Tillerson
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/state-dept-layoffs-under-rex-tillerson-being-carried-out/

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    • Howie says:

      There are clear signals being sent that many key foreign policy portfolios will be controlled directly by the White House, rather than through the professional diplomats.

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