White House Plays Nunes Trump Card To Expose Staff Leaker and Call Out “Oversight” Gang-of-Eight…

Many people were wondering why the White House was holding back on calling out the congressional intelligence oversight gang-of-eight regarding their political unwillingness to review the same executive intelligence previously reviewed by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes.

Today, you just got the answer.

White House Deputy Chief-of-Staff Katie Walsh was fired today immediately following a New York Times report which outed two National Security Council members as the source for Devin Nunes “tip” to review a specific batch of President Obama’s executive intelligence. The transparent sequence of events reveals that Walsh was the source of NYT reporter Maggie Haberman’s article; (Walsh and Haberman are “friends”).

And with the White House Leaker now identified and fired, the White House challenges the congressional intelligence committee leaders, four members of the oversight ‘gang-of-eight,’ to come and review the Obama intelligence report. That review request paints Intel Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff, and Senate Intelligence Committee Vice-Chair Senator Mark Warner into a corner.

President Trump is now challenging the House and Senate intel committee heads to review the evidence of President Obama’s surveillance. How can they refuse to see the truth without exposing their political agenda?

Well played, Team Trump, well played.

Here’s the play – FIRST THE LEAKER:

White House deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh, a top aide to President Donald Trump, is leaving his administration to work for an outside group supporting the president’s agenda, three Republicans close to Trump said. […] Walsh was a close ally of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, serving as his chief of staff when Priebus led the Republican National Committee. (link)

Katie Walsh was brought on specifically because President Trump’s Chief-of-Staff Reince Priebus asked for her. Walsh was a #NeverTrumper during the 2016 primary.

[Now fathom the renewed leverage/influence President Trump (and Bannon) carries over Priebus.]

♦  The article written by Maggie Haberman outlined two National Security Council members as the people who facilitated the intelligence information for Devin Nunes to review:

[…] The congressman [Nunes] has refused to identify his sources, saying he needed to protect them so others would feel safe coming to the committee with sensitive information. He disclosed the existence of the intelligence reports on March 22, and in his public comments he has described his sources as whistle-blowers trying to expose wrongdoing at great risk to themselves.

Several current American officials identified the White House officials as Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a lawyer who works on national security issues at the White House Counsel’s Office and formerly worked on the staff of the House Intelligence Committee.

A White House spokesperson declined to comment.

Mr. Cohen-Watnick is a former Defense Intelligence Agency official who was originally brought to the White House by Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser. The officials said that this month, shortly after Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter about being wiretapped on the orders of President Barack Obama, Mr. Cohen-Watnick began reviewing highly classified reports detailing the intercepted communications of foreign officials.

Officials said the reports consisted primarily of ambassadors and other foreign officials talking about how they were trying to develop contacts within Mr. Trump’s family and inner circle in advance of his inauguration.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the intelligence and to avoid angering Mr. Cohen-Watnick and Mr. Ellis. Officials say Mr. Cohen-Watnick has been reviewing the reports from his fourth-floor office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where the National Security Council is based.

But the officials’ description of the intelligence is in line with Mr. Nunes’s own characterization of the material, which he has said was not related to the Russia investigations when he disclosed its existence in a hastily arranged news conference.

According to Mr. Nunes, he received a phone call from a source the night before, and then rushed to meet the person on the grounds of the White House. He has explained the choice of location by saying he needed access to a secure place where people with security clearances could legally view classified information, though such facilities can also be found in the Capitol building and at other locations across Washington.

The next day, Mr. Nunes gave a news briefing at the Capitol and then returned to the White House to brief President Trump on the information. (link)

With Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a lawyer who works on national security issues at the White House Counsel’s Office, outed as the source of the information for Chairman Nunes – the entire media narrative of “controversy” collapses as a nothingburger.

Both Ezra Cohen-Watnick and Michael Ellis are cleared and authorized to act on behalf of the President in such matters.  The President’s National Security Council has a responsibility to follow intelligence protocols to draw attention to matters of compromise; their notification of Intel Chairman Devin Nunes is following that protocol.

♦ So the administration action follows – With the long-sought White House leaker (Katie Walsh) identified and released, and the controversy of the Nunes leaker a nothingburger, the White House now moves forward with a brilliant request to the Intelligence Oversight Gang-of-Eight to come and review the aforementioned discovery of President Obama surveillance.

Once Ranking Member Adam Schiff and Committee Vice-Chair Senator Mark Warner review the intelligence information they will no longer be able to claim President Trump WAS NOT under political surveillance by former President Obama.

The information is also available to the other oversight members of the Gang of Eight: Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer.

The most visible and vocal democrat opposition to the White House is now painted into a corner.

….”Sorry to keep you waiting” …”Complicated business folks,… Complicated business”!

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The moral of the story: Never Hire a #NeverTrumper

 

 

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724 Responses to White House Plays Nunes Trump Card To Expose Staff Leaker and Call Out “Oversight” Gang-of-Eight…

  1. xyzlatin says:

    Prince Rebus apparently has excellent organisational skills. He brought the Republican party into 21 century from reports I have read. He did an extremely good job getting Pres Trump elected (according to Pres Trump). So my thoughts are that Pres Trump will keep him. Furthermore, where is the person who will replace him who has the knowledge of all the people? It is all very well saying Pres Trump needs to do this or that. We don’t know what Pres Trump has in mind and we don’t know that Priebus is not doing a good job in the position he has.

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    • benifranlkin says:

      doesn’t matter…he hired a leaker…conspired with a leaker…Trump will dump him

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      • Sa_Bi says:

        And Walsh should be punished.

        Liked by 10 people

        • Sam Houston says:

          I would LOVE to get my hands on that stupid bitch. I have ZERO patience for gossip or backstabbing.

          Liked by 3 people

          • redtreesquirrel says:

            I had the same reaction.

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          • Murgatroy says:

            Its far better to have a public admonishment and an outing of: the leaker, the NYT, Prince Riebus, Adam Schiff, the liberal media who has relied on this bogus Russia narrative, and the Deep State, and other “would-be leakers down the road.
            The Donald dont play!

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        • Neural says:

          She took deliberate actions in an attempt to undermine the elected President of the United States in order to push an agenda that seeks to destroy the USA as a country. She committed treason. She should be put up against a wall and shot.

          Liked by 15 people

          • don preston says:

            About the time they get through with court procedings I figure we shoulg have a Great Wall in Texas. jus..sayin

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          • Ken in Las Vegas, NV says:

            No, no, no! When a person is *CONVICTED* of treason, if they were military or former military then they are given the courtesy of being shot by a firing squad, while civilians are to be hung by the neck until they quit wiggling. Treason is the only crime in the US constitution where this mandatory punishment is specified.

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            • John Sullivan says:

              Proving the charge of treason is extremely difficult. The founders of our country made it be so, fully cognizant of the fact they they themselves were committing treason against the crown when they declared our independence.

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        • not2worryluv says:

          And what’s the deal that she already has another job within the RNC?

          I wouldn’t hire her knowing she can’t be trusted. Treason has consequences.

          Doesn’t seem to be an effective way to #DrainTheSwamp.

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        • Jedi9 says:

          That is my biggest question. What is going to happen to her? Will she face charges for her actions?

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        • She’s going to go to JAIL for this.

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      • Elroy says:

        Until then, it’s possible that Trump will use him to set up the chess board in his favor.

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      • Mr. T. says:

        Benifranlkin, so you never heard the saying, “Keep your Friends Close. Keep your Enemies Closer”? There were many people who were formerly on the Never Trump Train, Walsh was one of them. Some of them came over from the Dark Side to support President Trump. It can be political suicide for a Republican not do, especially if they are up for reelection next year. I’m sure that Reince isn’t dumb enough to slit his own throat, meaning, that he’s a person who is very forward thinking and has worked hard to unify the RNC, even warning those who were against Trump during the campaign, the it could place their own need of backing during a campaign in jeopardy. Also, to stab President Trump in the back would expose him as a liar and a traitor, someone who certainly can’t be trusted. It would place him on the dung pile of political casualties. He’s not foolish enough to go there. Also keep in mind that Trump isn’t a fool or blind. He has a very good sense of what’s going on around him. His gut instincts are second to none.

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        • Watchingtheweasels says:

          Curious that the most effective president for his cause in recent memory (Obama) kept his friends close and his enemies (us) as far away from the levers of power at any level as possible. I detest Obama and his agenda but I want to see four years of an administration that uses Obama’s strategies to undo what he did, not someone who empowers nevertrumpers.

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    • Bull Durham says:

      330 million persons in America. Thank God for Priebus because he is irreplaceable. One of a kind. Please, no matter what he does, no matter we must keep him, eh?

      The thinking that comes to the conclusion that Priebus has some skills that can’t be found in others is ludicrous. You could call a temp agency and find ten people better than him.
      He schedules things. That’s a secretary in the old days. An administrative asst. An office manager. There are 5 million people who could replace him in an hour.

      I have been up front on Preibus. Didn’t like his choice. Gave him a chance. He’s failed the President.

      Pence. I didn’t like him. Have warned about him. I haven’t been proven wrong. He messed up the Transition and Senate confirmations. Many RINO choices for key posts are clearly from Pence. Trump still holds him close. I don’t know why. I’d put him in his Senate or House office and only bring him to the WH when needed. But Trump is going with him.

      Two of the closest, Pence and Preibus, and their staffs are real problems, and we see it exposed.
      More will come.
      I may be wrong, but tremendous damage has been done to the Presidency.
      It began with Pence and Flynn. It hasn’t stopped.
      The Deep State, the enemies of America, the enemies of Trump all knew Flynn was the key to protecting Trump.
      We saw today that Flynn’s guy on the NSC, who McMaster tried to get rid of, was the key to Nunes getting the facts. Flynn’s guy. If you think that is a coincidence, it isn’t.

      This stuff isn’t politics. It’s for the soul of the Nation, the Constitution, the life and well-being of the President. It’s for the policies and the economy of the country.

      Pence and Priebus have been obstacles, at the least.
      Worse, in my estimation.

      Some how, Trump does have a blessing, grace of God, a shield.
      He deserved better these 4 months. We deserve better. America, the land we love, deserves better.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        I think exactly the way you do about Priebus and Pence. People just can’t wrap their heads around it and don’t want to go there. Kind of like no matter how many times it was explained to them they couldn’t understand the three parts to the American Healthcare Act. It will take a ton of concrete proof before the majority of people will see this. They think because Pence feigns the humble religious person that he couldn’t possibly be undermining President Trump.

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        • olderwiser21 says:

          I do worry that Pence is a bit too humble and kind – I feel like he could be the perfect Trojan horse waiting and biding his time until Trump is gone and the swamp dwellers prop him up and bring him forth as the answer to all President Trump’s crazy. I hope I am wrong…..

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          • justfactsplz says:

            I would rather be wrong where Pence is concerned also. My spidey senses are working in overload where he is concerned. The same with Priebus and McMaster.

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        • setup2100 says:

          Agree with both of you. PREIBUS is a SNAKE. Maybe Just or Bull cab answer this: Why the hell does TRUMP have blinders on when it comes to RYAN & Preibus. They can do no wrong in his eyes and they SCREW him everyday and every chance they get ????. IT has been proven and PENCE is another one TRUMP cannot or will not look close at. This is mind blowing. A street smart NYC man who is brilliant cannot see those around him wanthim GONE in a NY heartbeat??

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          • justfactsplz says:

            Pence is friends with Ryan and Priebus and probably had input about them to President Trump. Ivanka and Jared wanted President Trump to pick Pence.

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      • Charlie says:

        Class 5 river rafting requires experienced guide(s), once POTUS gets past dangerous undercurrents staff will adjust. Pence is at Presidents side all the time is this normal? Every meeting, lunch, program, round table – keep your enemy close?

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        • justfactsplz says:

          I have never seen a v.p. as visible with the president as Pence is.

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          • Southern Son says:

            Well, let’s hope from what y’all say about VP, if Deep State takes a shot, VP will be close enough to deflect it. That’s the best I can make of y’alls comments.

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        • Athena the Warrior says:

          No it’s not normal. I’ve looked up photos of Bush/Cheney, Clinton/Gore, Reagan/Bush, even Obama/Biden. None of the VP’s attend every. single. event. that their respective Presidents did.

          Pence has already been tasked with getting to the bottom of voter fraud as well as heading up restoring NASA and the space program. A little hard for him to focus on those when he attaches himself to POTUS Trump’s hip.

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      • Sam Houston says:

        I feel very similar to you Bull. The thing I fall back on is that I know that Trump is annointed. I know God is in control and though there will be hurdles, at the end of the day, it will be like water off a ducks back. We WILL get through all of the obstacles, no matter who they are, and do not ever forget that God can stir the heart of even a “Judas” to do His will.

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        • tempo150101 says:

          I agree with you that there is a higher power guiding this man for the sole purpose of rooting out evil in our government. Along those lines, I found the following article to be quite interesting. You may or may not be offended by what this link says, but it is interesting nonetheless.

          https://pepethefrogfaith.wordpress.com/
          —–
          Pepe the Frog is, in fact, the modern-day avatar of an ancient Egyptian deity accidentally resurrected by online imageboard culture.

          Does that sound like the most b@tsh#t crazy thing you’ve ever heard?

          Strap in, friendo. You’re in for one hell of a ride.

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        • I heard He made a donkey talk once and then a three time bought off prophet blessed those he was supposed to curse. One thing about God, He can win with any hand.

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        • cav16 says:

          Amen!

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        • redtreesquirrel says:

          Thank you for that, Sam Houston. Just the right words.

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        • frank field says:

          I think it’s possible Trump:

          A) Feels like Pence gives him and the administration a more sterling conservative mass appeal and assures people Pence knows capitol hill inside scoop.

          B) May not run for reelection and will hand over reigns to Pence once America is back on track after 4 years. He keeps him in the mix unlike Roosevelt’s Truman.

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      • Toronto Tonto says:

        Hallelujah.

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      • TrustyHaste says:

        Bull, I am beginning to distrust Pence and Preibus more and more. I agree with your analysis. I look for your name, and Keln, and several others, like Bluto, GrammaTea (I think) and all us the Treehouse regulars. What can DT do? I know he can’t fire or replace Pence, but please, sideline him. He looks tired most of the time, send him somewhere maybe. Maybe have someone “babysit” him, send him to study the Muslim migration problem. Overseas.

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      • Keep your friends close and your enemies closer…. just saying.

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      • scottiegram says:

        I really like your last paragraph. It certainly echoes what I’ve been thinking, too. We certainly deserved better than what we’ve had the past eight years. The key for me is that Trump genuinely loves this land, too, and is doing his level best to overcome all that has been dished out to him, the foot-dragging and incredible opposition, lying and accusations. With this brilliant counterplay, I really feel we are about to turn the corner. I may not sleep tonight!

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      • progpoker says:

        Isn’t Trump gaining leverage over all who play in his sandbox?

        He let Ryan try to force his “Binary Choice” healthcare plan. Ryan now seems to have been neutered. Leverage points gained.

        A Priebus appointment leaks. Leaker fired. Leverage points gained.

        Waiting to see how he sets up Pence to yield leverage points!! 🙂

        It’s that whole 3D chess thing…gnomesayin?

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        • Charlie says:

          Priebus, thinking he may fold like a cheap suit. He may not be up to this level of play.
          Doesn’t appear to have a spine of steel.

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        • fangdog says:

          I see it as you do. Trump is winning these battles because of Pence and Priebus screw-ups. I think the real hardcore for Trump are Bannon, Ivanka and Kushner. Pence and Priebus are useful tools for finding and exposing swamp ‘gators. Not so much by design, but more by happenstance.

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          • bolshevict says:

            Preibus and Pence may even be unwitting “sources”. Presidents can monitor anyone they want….not for political purposes (Obama) but to find spies, etc…..Perhaps physical proximity makes some easier to monitor. There’s a built-in justification for watching people that are inside the fence. Not so much for watching the Bush-Romney-Ryan cabal from afar, as so far, they are only political rivals.

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      • Rich says:

        The real risk are the Kushners because neither can be “fired”.

        Steven Bannon and Donald Trump have a true vision and are playing a macro game and I trust both men equally.

        I believe that Bannon was known as the smartest guy in his class at HBS. That’s pretty darn impressive..!

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        • setup2100 says:

          Bannon and the voters are the only friends TRUMP has in DC.

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          • BINGO! He needs it more than you know. We need to make lots of noise and make our presence and the pressure of our presence felt. Not only does it bouy up Trump. He loves it ,it’s like giving him a B12 shot. But it also keeps his enemies at bay. It’s a great psyops and most of any war is the psyops!

            The Trump.rallies, the internet presence. Support on the radio shows, all these things are like the Trump Army” rattling it’s sabers”. Letting his enemies know “don’t you even dare think of what you’re thinking” cuz we are out here, we’re strong and we’re ready! And yes Bannon is the greatest source of comfort for me knowing he is at Trump’s side. That’s why the attacks on Bannon are so vicious. They know they can’t get to Trump unless they can get rid of Bannon.

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    • fangdog says:

      I always get a kick out of the; “Trump needs to do this, Trump needs to do that” people. Here is this guy a self-made billionaire and becomes President of the United State being told what he needs to do by most likely someone who doesn’t have a “Pot to piss in or a window to throw it out”.

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      • Tejas Rob says:

        >by most likely someone who doesn’t have a “Pot to piss in or a window to throw it out”.

        I don’t agree with them about Pence but last time I check you don’t need pot nor window to offer your opinion or to know a little somethin’.

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        • cozette says:

          Actions not words. Pence was selected because of his Congressional experience. He was given the task of making sure that Trumps legislation was ready to pass as soon as he was sworn in. Pence failed. The only other job he was given was to make sure there is no cheating in 2018 elections. So far I have heard NOTHING about that.

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          • ZurichMike says:

            Lots of laws have passed, but not given press coverage, which roll back Obama’s power-grab. If you have access to twitter, looke for @TrumpTracker (who also posts on this site). He keeps an excellent up to date table of who has been confirmed and what laws or regulations have been passed.

            Can you please provide a citation for the claim that Pence was given a job about ensuring no cheating in the 2018 elections?

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          • Hoosier says:

            Pence was my governor. A good man but gullible. Trump has him by his side for on the job training. Pence is a good man but a goober. I have seen a change in him these last few months. Less goober, more Trumpian. Trump is grooming him for 2024. He is remaking Pence in his own image, slowly but surely. His speech, his mannerisms, his very thought pattern are changing. Trust me on this. Trump came to Indiana and asked himself… why this one shiny spot in the rust belt. We have been governed reasonably well… not just Pence but previously. Think baseball. Pence got called up to the big league. He could not believe it. His wife could not believe it. There is loyalty to a person who gives you that chance. People had speculated that he should run for POTUS… me, I thought no way a goober ever gets to be POTUS. Carter was the first and last goober we will ever elect. Trump saw it differently. Here is a guy with a good heart, decent government skills who will do as I teach him to. Mark my words. Pence 2024.

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            • DobbsFan says:

              Completely agree with you.

              I’m with the experienced posters here on Preibus and don’t trust or like the man. But I simply can’t get on board “yet” that Pence is undermining Trump. Perhaps he’s made some mistakes with regards to personnel, but I’ve seen NOTHING that would justify reasoning not to “trust” Pence. I want to believe in Pence, but I don’t want to be blind about him either.

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            • redtreesquirrel says:

              I remember Pence punted over Liberal pressure on the so called bathroom bill. Whenever he feels pressured he wilts like a coward. He’s not a leader who can stand alone against the tide. That’s what I remember about him. Correct me though, because I live in NC and don’t have first hand knowledge.

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            • cdquarles says:

              I hope you’re right. Pence bothered me some, but it did/does make sense for President Trump to have someone with experience in legislative sausage making, when it is time for the President to have some sausage made. Preibus bothered me, too; yet, as with VP Pence, it did/does make sense to have someone experienced in running a political party help you build it in your image. If these two are enemies, it definitely makes sense to keep them close, plus, our President does like to listen to differing points of view, so he can make better decisions. These won’t always work out, but our President will win far more often this way than he might otherwise. A convert to your vision is almost always going to be one of your more zealous associates.

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      • I so agree with your post wonder if these so called critics of some of Trumps appointments realize how insulting they are to President Trump he chose the people he did for a reason.

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        • bolshevict says:

          I agree, and plead guilty….Not often, but…..

          Its good to remember that “I don’t understand the reasoning” doesn’t necessarily equate to “there’s no good reason”.

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      • Rickster says:

        President Trump needs to……………………………..Be President Trump! 🙂

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        • Nan says:

          I think President Trump knows exactly what he is doing. He needs our support, but I don’t think he needs our advice. He is in a far better position to know what is going on than we are.

          Didn’t this last game with Katie Walsh show that?

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          • Athena the Warrior says:

            With all due respect, that’s the opposite of what Bannon asked us to do. He wants us to hold their feet to the fire and keep watch on things.

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      • MVW says:

        “being told what he needs to do by most likely someone who doesn’t have a “Pot to piss in or a window to throw it out”

        True, true opinions are like elbows, most have one or two. Sometimes opinions from those without a pot to piss in are worth listening to. You sound like the type that would never listen to those who don’t meet your elite standards. Or maybe you are just wind bagging.

        I see things differently. Sometimes the person that does not make sense to my expert ears can actually be right. That is speaking from experience. So, I listen to such people. Trump does too and that maybe why he is a billionaire (among other things – it is never ever the one thing).

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      • Stringy theory says:

        Well said, Fangdog. Let Trump be Trump. I will go with him until the end. He defied all odds to make it this far. I think he has an angel looking after him. God bless President Trump, and God bless America.

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        • lady4trump says:

          Pray for President Trump every day. It’s the highest and best thing we can do for him, being outside his circle and cheering him on.

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      • bpk1300 says:

        This is one thing I dislike about Laura Ingraham, when she says ‘Trump should do this, do that, etc.’ She has access to the Trump team, why not give them theses ideas in private and not blather on in public. There are days, I just shut her off. Other times, she can be so wise, especially on immigration.

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        • redtreesquirrel says:

          That’s the thing, bpk1300…we don’t know if Laura Ingraham (or others) have spoken to the Trump team in private. Just because they are saying these things on air, doesn’t mean they haven’t already said them in private to the correct people. The on air remarks just strengthens their resolve – and hopefully makes Trump pay more heed.

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    • BMG says:

      If Flynn was fired because of a trust issue, then why not Priebus also getting the ax. Walsh’ anti Trump fervor was well known and documented, yet Priebus brought her into the WH. POTUS gave Priebus the rope and observed that his COS was shivving him.

      Keep Priebus on? Really? What you smokin?

      You’re a CEO and find that your COS is screwing you, you would keep that person on?

      If you would, your company is heading for a FUBAR.

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      • redtreesquirrel says:

        Perhaps Trump is setting Prebius up. There is a right way and wrong way to do things. Simply firing him would stir up negativity. If Trump does it the right way, the rest will be afraid to cross him later. My faith is in Trump.

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  2. Davey says:

    Once again, Checkers players facing off against the MASTER of 3D Time Travel Chess. Guess who’s WINNING?

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  3. waicool says:

    So sweet katie walsh, that special celebrated princess of adminstrative logistics turns out to be a RAT. No one trusts a RAT. Sorry KW, you’re damaged goods now and will always be known as the White House RAT.

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  4. Joshua2415 says:

    What am I missing here folks? What do we have that confirms that Walsh was the source of the leaks? Is it just the timing of her move, or is there another report that I missed?

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    • Mickturn says:

      I’ll bet Katie Walsh was phone tapped and caught talking to the NY Slimes reporter, her friend…

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    • darththulhu says:

      1) NYT “breaks” a breathless story about “the WH leakers who interfered with Russia Russia Russia with Nunes”

      2) Literally every organ of the MSM goes 24/7 on that theme. It’s running on ABC Nightly news and CNN and everywhere else on the Left

      3) Trump immediately tweets that the NYT is false and incorrect, again

      4) Walsh is immediately fired and walked out of the building

      Conclusion: Walsh was told something about “who did it”, that wasn’t actually true. Walsh, and only Walsh, had the specific names that the NYT used. When the NYT used those specific names, Walsh was quite obviously the only possible source of the leak.

      Not ironclad, but fits all the evidence of the timeline today.

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    • pooteeweet says:

      http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-deputy-chief-of-staff-katie-walsh-moving-to-outside-political-groups-236706

      The departure of deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh, a key ally of Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus, caps a rough stretch for Trump, who has seen his young administration dogged by allegations of Russia ties, his travel ban executive order blocked twice in court, and the health care bill he supported go down in flames.

      Top White House officials sought to cast some blame regarding the health-care failure on the outside group, America First Policies, which did not buy TV ads or target recalcitrant Republican lawmakers.

      “It was abundantly clear we didn’t have air cover,” Priebus said. “No one can fix this problem better than Katie Walsh.”

      Actually she is going to work at America First Politics. Her job is to bring the Freedom caucus in line!!!

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    • scottiegram says:

      I was wondering that, too, if she was set up to be the fall guy (or agreed to it). It just seems too convenient. It’s hard to imagine that she would take that chance. As an operative, she would be much more careful, and hopefully, much wiser!

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    • Maquis says:

      She, and only she, was given incorrect names as the sources for Nunes assertions. When the NYT published those incorrect names, only little Katie could have supplied them. SNAP! Trap closes, and she is immediately terminated.

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      • Maquis says:

        Okay, my stupid phone is giving me old pages so I’m addressing questions long answered.

        Argh.

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      • SAFVet says:

        Tom Clancy had a story line that Ryan first made his name at CIA by proposing something called the “Canary Trap”, whereby individuals under suspicion are given info that contains small differences, unique to each individual. Therefore, when info containing the specific text appears, snap! the trap closes. Works every time…

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  5. Katie says:

    I just want to take this opportunity to state I’m NOT Katie Walsh. (It’s kind of weird seeing your name posted on this blog over and over again.)

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  6. CJ says:

    Ezra Cohen-Warwick was going to be let go by Gen McNaster

    “But Cohen-Watnick appealed McMaster’s decision to two influential allies with whom he had forged a relationship while working on Trump’s transition team — White House advisers Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner. They brought the matter to Trump on Sunday, and the president agreed that Cohen-Watnick should remain as the NSC’s intelligence director, according to two people”

    Cohen-Warwick is a thirty year intelligence operative who “was brought onto Trump’s transition team and then the NSC by a leading critic of the CIA: retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was Cohen-Watnick’s boss at the Defense Intelligence Agency and preceded McMaster as national security adviser.

    Cohen-Watnick and Flynn “saw eye to eye about the failings of the CIA human intelligence operations,” said a Washington consultant who travels in intelligence circles. “The CIA saw him as a threat, so they tried to unseat him and replace him with an agency loyalist,” the operative said.”

    There are still many spies in the administration.

    Politico.com

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  7. the ruester says:

    She came in with Flynn? Flynn offered to testify in exchange for immunity today. I realize this is SOP but could that have been triggered by Walsh’s firing? Could he know the other leakers, and doesn’t want to be slimed when they are uncovered?

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  8. sundance says:

    Yes, this is yet another example of the “Reverse Castellanos”.

    Funny how Trump’s adversaries have not yet caught on to that.

    Liked by 16 people

    • muffyroberts says:

      Every day the Republicans aren’t winning right now, is a wasted day.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Regina says:

        WASHINGTON — Vice President Pence cast a tie-breaking Senate vote Thursday to pass legislation that will allow states to withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood and other health care providers that perform abortions.

        The measure, which now goes to President Trump for his signature, dismisses an Obama-era rule banning states from denying federal funds to such organizations.

        Pence’s vote was needed to break a 50-50 tie. Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska broke with their party, voting against the measure.

        Republicans have said the Obama rule should be overturned to allow states the right to steer funds away from abortion providers, if they choose.

        Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said the measure reverses a rule that “attempted to empower federal bureaucrats in Washington and silence our states.”

        Democrats condemned the measure throughout the day, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York calling it “another example of the Republican war on women.”

        “It would let states treat women as second-class citizens who don’t deserve the same access to health care as men,” he said.

        The House in February had voted 230-188 largely along party lines to reject the rule under the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to overturn recently enacted regulations.

        The rule prohibits states from withholding family-planning funding from providers for reasons other than their ability to offer family-planning services. It took effect Jan. 18, two days before President Obama left office.

        Since 2011, 13 states have restricted access to such grants, disrupting or reducing services in several instances.

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        • Hell, Head-Clown Chuck knows for sure that Dandy-Andy will keep the money flowing to baby killers, regardless of what the Federal Govt or NYS Legislature passes as “law of the land”…it doesn’t matter in places like NYS or California.
          They will just keep killing anyone they want to kill and let the illegals come in and vote for them.
          It is just ‘who they are’ and ‘what they are about’.

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        • William Ford says:

          Can GOP trade Susan Collins to Dems for Joe Manchin?

          Liked by 5 people

        • Aqua says:

          Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Joni Earnst should know how many women support turning OFF sending taxpayer dollars to those crooks and baby killers at Planned Parenthood.

          They may be worried about losing their lefty base, but forget that the rest of us are here. We nay not scream as loudly, but we managed to get the vote out for President Trump, did we not? And we are raising our kids to do homework, say the Pledge of Allegiance, respect our law enforcement, military and first responder community, and of course, our fine President of the United States.

          There is plenty of room under our family-friendly tent.

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      • TrumpFanGirl says:

        The Republicans are more dangerous because they are the hidden side of the same Uniparty coin.

        Liked by 3 people

      • cozette says:

        Screw Republicans winning. It’s about the American people winning.

        Liked by 2 people

        • not2worryluv says:

          You’re right of course – I don’t understand how President Trump allowed Paul Ryan to screw the entire healthcare deal up. Once Ryan held the Bill in secret and then we were told to trust them on steps 2 and 3 Mr. President should have said “Get him outta here and don’t let him take the Speakership with him”. It just doesn’t make sense to me and neither does throwing the Freedom Caucus under the bus in a public tweet.

          I could care less about Russia.

          I voted to Make America Great Again and my vote together with every Trump vote put President Trump in the WH.

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    • missmarple2 says:

      It’s the blunt talk, the Queens accent, and his stint on a reality show. They have decided these things make him less than smart.

      It’s really pretty amusing.

      Liked by 4 people

      • cav16 says:

        It is amusing! President Trump is a business man! Most of these spineless unethical politicians would pimp their mother for a vote. Look at Sen Burr, what a jerk! He sheepishly made the comment that he actually voted for President Trump. Well at least now when he goes home he can use the ladies restroom.

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    • I watched ABC election night on YouTube several times now and I never laughed so hard as when Castellanos eyes started bugging out as Trump demolished the so-called Blue Wall. It got even better when he actually got in an arguement with that #nevertrump hag from W’s White House. Classic!

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  9. CJ says:

    Brilliantly played again.

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  10. On the “Russia” thing:
    Dimms have forgotten their own Playbook.

    Alinsky Tactic:
    7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time….”

    http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/alinsky.htm

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  11. Telephone, Telegraph, and TeleWoman.

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  12. I thought everyone knew (at least here at the Treehouse) that Katie was a Never-Trumper and most likely “the leaker” from the White House but Pres. and A-Team was giving it time to define and expose.
    Am I wrong again?
    I thought this topic has been discussed a while back, during the heavy leak (s) time from the ‘undisclosed White House source”.
    Man, I am getting too old to keep chasing these political characters in the game of charades.

    Liked by 5 people

    • MVW says:

      Exactly, yes, I thought it must have been a second leaker that also worked for Priebus, but no, it is the same person. No idea how she was still around, other than a good snare trick, or a double agent, or Trump screwing with the NYT.

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  13. grandmotherpatriot says:

    Wonderful Sundance . And Cheers to President Trump the Master Chess Player .
    Good Night all , feels good to sleep under a Trump Presidency .

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Pam says:

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  15. Occam’s Razor:
    Congress (beginning with GOPe) will likely panic: Why?

    No one knows what Obama’s Spy Ring had on them. Or worse yet, they DO.

    No one knows how much of Obama’s “book” the Trump’s Security Council has uncovered on them.

    Good luck opposing the Trump Agenda, Congress!

    Liked by 5 people

    • muffyroberts says:

      Obama is in hiding now though.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Message to Uniparty:
        If you weren’t in on what Obama had before leaving, you’re going to pay hell to call, email or text him to learn what he had on you now!

        They’re falling to sleep counting NSA Sheep in their heads.

        Liked by 4 people

      • MVW says:

        Hillary appears, Obama goes underground. Whack-a-mole?

        Liked by 1 person

      • ZurichMike says:

        Yeah, isn’t that weird/funny? Obama makes a big deal about staying in DC because of his daughter’s schooling, there is a lot of press coverage about his fabulous home and Valerie Jarret moving in with him and Michelle, and then he goes off to Asia/Pacific for an extended period.

        I smell desperation — bet he is getting his act together with his Muslim buddies.

        Liked by 1 person

        • xyzlatin says:

          Worse. He’s collaborating on his book with his ghost writer. It’s worth $60+ million. I understand Michelle is too. The sooner they get the money, (published), the sooner they can put their nefarious plans into action. He is staying at Marlon Brando’s old pad in Tahiti.

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    • Proud Texan says:

      Like I mentioned on another thread a day or two ago, it’s a shame we don’t have a President that understands how to use leverage and make deals and stuff. Snort chuckle snort!

      Liked by 2 people

  16. Here’s a LOT of backstory on Katie Walsh…Katie Walsh Involved With Foreign Intelligence Against President Donald Trump https://thecyrusreport.blogspot.com/2017/02/katie-walsh-involved-with-foreign.html

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  17. Pam says:

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  18. CJ says:

    Here is Sen Chuck making his bs story about how Trump has hurt the intelligence community. I hope Trump keeps poking Chuckie and makes him go postal.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Rebel Mope says:

    Forget about Reince for a moment. Think of what this does to Comey. Trump bags a leaker easy peasy lemon squeezy and Comey’s only accomplishment this year is finding a stolen football jersey.

    Liked by 14 people

  20. Landslide says:

    Questions: Why would Brad Parscale hire Katie Walsh? Isn’t he taking on a huge liability? He seems like an intelligent, astute person.

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    • blognificentbee says:

      Has to be a temporary move, put her there so she thinks she is saving face but she will be where they can keep an eye on her for months and then dump her.

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  21. blognificentbee says:

    Holy moly! Didn’t we all discuss a month ago how she was one of the leakers? CTH, right again! I can just tell this is going to be a late night.

    Liked by 5 people

  22. CJ says:

    Here is a copy of Flynn’s attorney letter

    Liked by 3 people

  23. HarryJ says:

    Hannity is nacking trump like during campaign. I wish tucker spend more time on this fight against deep state.
    I am little confused by Flynn asking for immunity as reported. What is going?

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    • CJ says:

      See letter above.

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    • HarryJ says:

      Hannity backing trump. Need edit button , typo happens while using phone

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    • Americat says:

      Was this info just more “blue ink” …. defining a “source”?

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    • Kroesus says:

      remember “Scooter” Libby?….guy misremembers a conversation with the FBI…..Fitzgerald is put on case to find leaker for Valerie Plume KNOWING as thie is done it is Dick Armitage and embarks on a 1 1/2 year long “investigation” finally imprisoning Libby….it is just amazing when you are the target of an investigation when they will profer charges against you for something….anything

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  24. Neural says:

    Only problem I see with the article is the characterization of this whore as the *only* leak. There is no way in hell that she is the only person leaking information to the media and whomever else is willing to pay.

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  25. Bull Durham says:

    Hannity’s opening on Farkas has all her videos and the vox audio in one big video. Nice to get that when Fox posts it.

    He didn’t interrupt himself either. Ha!

    Liked by 5 people

  26. Chris says:

    Very, very interesting words from Lou Dobbs, one of Trump’s biggest backers, on the health care fiasco and who is to blame, on Hannity. Laura Ingraham agreed.

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  27. Lawrence says:

    Lame Cherry has been calling this for months. Now dancing on his/her blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. HarryJ says:

    Ok, I got everything SD wrote. I am not clear WH identified this lady as leaker and leaker of what?

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  29. smartyjones1 says:

    @realDonaldTrump @@KMWalsh_GOP – Et tu Katie? Say it isn't so Kaite. If it is, start talk'in and save yourself 10 in the pokey. Or maybe 20!— Mile Square View (@SmartyJones1) February 19, 2017

    //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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  30. andi lee says:

    Has anybody read this article relating to Clinton’s staff may still have security clearances?

    Rep Grassley has sent a letter to State Department requesting answers.

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  31. andi lee says:

    Who is Starrman? Link to report?

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  32. Gadge says:

    If she is the leaker, why doesn’t the White House confirm that?

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  33. SpanglishKC says:

    I love reading the comments here. Many are insightful and add to the topic. THIS TOPIC HOWEVER…it’s so obvious many have NOT read Sundance’s piece…what a SHAME, it’s good and would help some commenters from looking like fools. I’m learning to read quickly through those but it’s still time I will never get back…SAD! For those that did read and either added to the topic thank you I learned a lot. For those with witty comments, thank you for making me laugh.

    Gonna be a late night so tach me something or make me laugh or else…

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  34. Interesting that President Trump just gave his daughter clearance. Chances she takes over for Priebus or Walsh?

    Liked by 2 people

  35. doctorfixit says:

    Priebus is on probation and he had better quickly find and remove any other Never-Trumpers.

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  36. majorstar says:

    Just want to point out that my comments on the falseness of the NYT disclosures was confirmed in today’s WH Press Briefing, and was asserted by John Roberts of Fox News. As an aside, I had posted this comment under Roberts’s article from yesterday purporting to “confirm” the NYT account:

    I call BS on your naked “confirmation” of the NYT story. So much anonymity being thrown around by the MSM and little truth or substance. It’s all speculation and fake sources. People who don’t know anything telling lies, or relaying misinformation and the press is stumbling and bumbling all over itself in a comedy of ineptitude. There is no journalism left in this country.

    If you have any cahones, you’d identify your “confirmation”. But you won’t or can’t do that, so…

    There is a clear path in this Nunes matter that I’m aware of, and have relayed here, that remains undisturbed by the latest news reports and disclosures. The thing is, because of security concerns, this truth may never be disclosed, and hence confirmed, at all. It’s not my deduction on this, but that of others, and it’s pretty impressive.

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  37. cjmcd says:

    Playing chess while your opponents are playing checkers………………

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