Alarming – Robert Mueller Blocks Congressional Oversight of FBI Involvement in Trump Surveillance…

The Weaponized Administrative State is Protecting Itself

A report from Reuters highlights the DOJ and FBI refusing to hand over documents related to the Steele Dossier on candidate Donald Trump, and the FBI (Via James Comey) involvement in assembling the content therein.   However, the lede is buried in paragraph four of the article.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI are resisting demands from a Republican lawmaker to hand over documents about a former British spy’s dossier on purported Russian support for Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, because the FBI has its own open criminal investigation, officials said.

The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas in August seeking “any and all documents” about both agencies’ dealings with former MI6 officer Christopher Steele, according to a letter seen by Reuters from committee chairman Devin Nunes, a Trump supporter.

Steele compiled the so-called Trump dossier, which Trump was told by FBI director James Comey contained salacious material about the businessman-turned president. Trump and his associates have said the dossier’s contents were false.

Law enforcement and congressional officials said that the Justice Department and the FBI were reluctant to comply with the demand for documents as the FBI had its own probe, under the supervision of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, into U.S. allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign to tilt the November election in Trump’s favor. (read more)

This is genuinely much more alarming that might initially appear on first review.  In essence the FBI is protecting itself from inquiry into unlawful conduct of the FBI.

People often talk about ‘conflict of interest’ in matters of personal or organizational conduct when the investigative apparatus itself is a participating entity into the originating issue. However, the FBI refusing to allow investigative oversight into actions taken by the FBI takes ‘conflicted interest’ concerns into stratospheric levels.

If the issue was simply a one-time request by the FBI to delay inquiry it might not hold the same level of consequence it does right now.

But when you combine this intentional action by Robert Mueller to block oversight into the potentially illegal action of a rogue agency with the previous actions within the DOJ as they relate to the IRS targeting, well, what you get is a stunning picture of a weaponized FBI apparatus attempting to avoid accountability.

A reminder on the IRS and FBI collusion, and the refusal of the DOJ to prosecute the IRS officials engaged in illegal targeting:

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the  Department of Justice’s decision not to bring charges against Lois Lerner, former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the IRS, whose own emails place her at the heart of the politicization of the IRS for the targeting of conservative groups:

I have zero confidence that the Justice Department did an adequate review of the IRS scandal. In fact, we’re still fighting the Justice Department and the IRS for records about this very scandal. Today’s decision comes as no surprise considering that the FBI collaborated with the IRS and is unlikely to investigate or prosecute itself. President Trump should order a complete review of the whole issue. Meanwhile, we await accountability for IRS Commissioner Koskinen, who still serves and should be drummed out of office.

Judicial Watch released 294 pages of FBI “302” documents revealing top Washington IRS officials, including Lois Lerner and Holly Paz, knew the agency was specifically targeting “Tea Party” and other conservative organizations two full years before disclosing it to Congress and the public.  An FBI 302 document contains detailed narratives of FBI agent investigations.  The Obama Justice Department and FBI investigations into the Obama IRS scandal resulted in no criminal charges.

The FBI 302 documents confirm the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) 2013 report that said, “Senior IRS officials knew that agents were targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny as early as 2011.” Lerner did not reveal the targeting until May 2013, in response to a planted question at an American Bar Association conference.  The new documents reveal that then-acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller actually wrote Lerner’s response: “They used names like Tea Party or Patriots and they selected cases simply because the applications had those names in the title. That was wrong, that was absolutely incorrect, insensitive, and inappropriate.” (read more)

In October 2015 the DOJ announced it was dropping the investigation into the IRS, Lois Lerner, and the unlawful sharing of taxpayer data in the IRS targeting investigation surrounding True The Vote et al.

In essence, not only did the DOJ drop an investigation into the IRS – it also dropped an investigation into itself.  The DOJ, via FBI, was part of the entire IRS targeting enterprise.  Yeah, there’s a massive conflict there.

CTH stumbled onto the DOJ trail of evidence back in June 2014 when we reviewed one of very few disclosures given by Lois Lerner’s attorney William Taylor III. In a moment of clarity, which was not caught by the interviewer, William Taylor responded to questioning by stating that his client, Lois Lerner, was merely responding to a request from the Department of Justice, when she sent confidential tax files to the DOJ.

Taylor said Lerner didn’t know and sent them because Justice requested the documents: “She [understood] the donor information on Schedule B had been removed. In some cases, we later learned, it may not have been.” (link)

Lois Lerner sent the DOJ 1.1 million pages of 501(c)(4) tax filing data. Including a very specific set of “33 Schedule B attachment files”. The Schedule B’s were specific to Large Conservative 501(c)(4) groups operating and organized to oppose the agenda of President Obama.

The Schedule B’s include the donor lists of specific people and sub-groups attached to the 501(c)(4).

In essence the donor group or names of every person who supported the larger conservative group.  These would have been “the opponents” President Obama outlined in the controversial “citizens united” Supreme Court decision.

For obvious reasons it is illegal to distribute that taxpayer data. It is primarily illegal because such information could be used to create a list of people in opposition to the executive branch; that is exactly what happened.

Lois Lerner sent the data to the DOJ just before 2010 mid-terms.  The DOJ hid the connection for three years and did not admit the submission until 2013 when congress was about to find out through one of their IRS subpoenas.

The DOJ then claimed it was some form of miscommunication, merely a mistake. The DOJ claimed they did not expect to get the Schedule B information, and therefore never noticed it until the House investigation began.

However, Lois Lerner’s attorney, William Taylor, is clearly refuting such deniability.   He said it was not a mistake, it was his client, Lois Lerner, fulfilling a specific request.

Hence, it became obvious, the House Oversight Committee was actually investigating only ONE aspect of the overall scheme. The larger scheme is actually within the investigating body, the DOJ itself, and where they came up with the idea.

Which brings us back to the conflict of interest issue:  How can the DOJ conduct an investigation into unlawful aspects of the IRS targeting of specific 501(c)(4) groups, when the DOJ was the initiating body for the illegality they were  seeking to investigate?

See the problem?

There’s a pattern here.

Today in their intentional refusal of the FBI/DOJ to release records of their involvement with the “Steele Dossier”, Robert Mueller is following a pattern of FBI and DOJ action to hide the unlawful behavior of FBI and DOJ leadership.

And Attorney General Jeff Sessions is doing what?…

**Author’s Note** The writer of this article is a healthy person of stable psychological disposition with no intent, propensity or disposition toward self-harm; nor does the author participate in dangerous or generally at risk behaviors.  All scheduled vehicle maintenance is up to date, nothing is askew, and there are no surrounding environmental dangers which would -in the customary function of life- present any extraordinary risk to the author.
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455 Responses to Alarming – Robert Mueller Blocks Congressional Oversight of FBI Involvement in Trump Surveillance…

  1. TigerBear says:

    It’s called a “soft coup” and what many haven’t realized it has already occurred……and soon they will physically remove Trump based on BOGUS charges, as they already have the real control of government. My view for what it’s worth.

    Question….What will/can we do??

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    • Jedi9 says:

      “Question….What will/can we do??”

      Expect a full revolt against these despots if that were to happen!

      Liked by 4 people

    • Doo Dah Daze says:

      We will tear the place apart. Bit by bit.

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    • When Judge Moore won I realized that this situation that America finds herself in is SQUARELY IN THE HANDS OF GOD ALMIGHTY!! America is undergoing a Spiritual Revival & NOTHING is going to stop it! Do not doubt.

      here: Scalise honors God on the Senate floor! https://youtu.be/dFUu9g7tql8?t=3m50s
      & HERE: Judge Moore’s acceptance speech https://youtu.be/Xmkn3u9KYZg

      We are 15 days away from the 100 year anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun @ Fatima.

      November 12, 2012 America’s Place in God’s Heart
      Jesus ~ Locutions to the World
      “Yet, my hand remains upon America, my hand of blessing and protection for all those moments of kindness and thoughtfulness, past and future, which flow from her generosity. America is my only hope in a world that will be plunged into great darkness. America has always held a special place in my heart and I am not about to displace her with another. She is my love, chosen from the beginning of her birth as a nation. Would I abandon one whom I have chosen? Would I set aside my first born? I banish such thoughts from my mind.
      I will work with America. In the day of her darkness, I will not abandon her. In the days that she turns away from me, I will not cut her off or reject her. I will await her. I will await her return and she will once more embrace her Maker, as she did in the beginning. The ties are too great, too strong, too long lasting to be shredded in these moments of her foolishness.”

      Mary ~ November 12, 2012 “America, you have not yet reached your greatest moment. The truly great moment of your history, the moment when you will save the world still lies ahead.”

      “America, you belong to me, the child of my heart. No one will steal you from me.”
      Mary ~ Locutions 7/21/15

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    • C R Lord says:

      I like to believe that our President has been at least one step ahead of the predators ever since, and probably before he took office. He is far more shrewd than the idiots think. He didn’t become a billionaire through accident or guesswork. He is a planner par excellence.

      It is Mueller and all the other socialist, liberal, globalist shills that need to fear. The lion is in the house and there isn’t a chain forged strong enough by the establishment and their elite backers to hold him down or cage him in.

      Go President Trump. MAGA!!!

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    • Here's Your Sign says:

      Cut DOJ and FBI budgets by 25%. That will give them something to think about.

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    • ItsJo says:

      Demand that Trump gets his DOJ-A.G. Sessions on this NOW. Mueller is “part of the corrupt Swamp, of the ‘Obama FBI, Director Comey-who DID HIS BIDDING, AND KICKED
      HILLARY LOOSE.’ Obama used ALL Intel Agencies as his personal weapons AGAINST those he wanted to punish-Just Recall HIS words: “We WILL punish our Enemies, and we will REWARD our Friends.” His friends were HIS voter base, as he used the FBI, CIA, IRS, NSA, etal. to achieve his “Dictatorship…..as he was NOT a POTUS for ALL Americans, as Trump is.” Mueller is Comey’s friend, and they are colluding to “Cover Up ALL DEMOCRAT’s ILLEGAL ACTIONS, AND HE IS AGAIN, PART OF THE SWAMP, AND SHOULD BE REMOVED, AS THEY ARE THE ONES WHO FLOATED THE ‘FAKE RUSSIAN STORY, AND WANT TO HIDE THE FACTS…INCLUDING STEELE OF THE UK, WITH THE FAKE TRUMP DOSSIER, BUT NOW THEY WANT TO REFUSE TO TURN ALL THIS OVER? STICKS TO HIGH HEAVEN, AND SO DOES MUELLER!

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  2. nyetneetot says:

    “**Authors Note** The writer of this article is a healthy person of stable psychological disposition with no intent, propensity or disposition toward self-harm; nor does the author participate in dangerous or generally at risk behaviors. All scheduled vehicle maintenance is up to date, nothing is askew, and there are no surrounding environmental dangers which would -in the customary function of life- present any extraordinary risk to the author.”

    You need to add that you don’t sleep with a pillow covering your face.

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  3. Brian L says:

    Jeff Sessions was the worst decision ever made by POTUS Trump.

    Liked by 8 people

    • freedom says:

      And that is an understatement!! Sessions has disgraced himself and his office. On the slight chance that he may be laying low while conducting grand jury investigations of the deep state, I will apologize most enthusiastically!

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    • KittyKat says:

      In his speech at a Moore rally, Bannon praised Sessions and called him the pioneer and leader of the movement that elected President Trump. The Sessions issue seems to be quite divisive.

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    • Southern Son says:

      With great sadness, I now Agree.

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      • Southern Son says:

        I was among those that got aggravated at the constant sessions bashing.
        Not because he deserved defending, but it just was depressing to see it in All the comments.
        I believe in giving anyone time to sort things out, but recent examples of sessions ineptitude require me to reverse any defense of him.
        So Sad aND Depressing, that the top LE Dept. of Our Government continues to Cover for the Criminals of the last administration.
        Drain. The. Damn. Swamp!
        I fear it may be too late.
        Please everyone, Donate to CFLJ And Justice Watch!
        They are our last line of defense.

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        • mosier2015 says:

          And all he seems to care about is (1) ignoring the will of the people where the majority of votes have favored the freedom to use marijuana while (2) furthering the mass theft of asset forfeiture. He’s scum.

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  4. brenrod says:

    excellent points… perhaps the whole nfl noise is a red herring to distract from the crimes of fbi and doj… nsa and deep state. Wasnt Mueller part of fbi/doj during some of these crimes….. is he there to cover up his own crimes and his associates…. rosenstein… sessions… we need mueller fired and a commission in place to investigate doj/fbi/nsa/cia, etc crimes.

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  5. brenrod says:

    Mueller was director of fbi from 2001 to 2013 overseeing and coveing up the major crimes of obama, clinton and bush admin and deep state… he began working with comey to let bill clinton off marc rich bribe scandals and NOT move forward on his crimes. Mueller was sent back in to cover up all the crimes and block investigations… daddy bush must be also involved… too many crimes.

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  6. Icandy55 says:

    Sessions is going to have to be fired. He obviously isn’t up to the job.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. clodfobble says:

    And he can get away with this… how? Let me guess. Sessions.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. angusmcgeef says:

    Understand today that Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Grassley has threatened to subpoena the FBI if they do not comply with request for information/testimony.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. iwasthere says:

    Since Trump will face huge delays in confirming a new AG dumping Sessions would be difficult. I suggest, that WH counsel, turbo charge the IG’s office in the DOJ and IRS. Indeed, I would like to see Judicial Watch FIOA the IG’s and see what they are doing. The swamp is so deep with backscratchers and the DC K street revolving door, it’s going mean getting some out-of-town blood into these positions.

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  10. Rich Gorman says:

    I am so very upset with ALL the founding fathers. Why so short sighted ? Why did they not engage in long term critical thinking, and give us future citizens some language , some guidance on how to cast off such an out of control group of traitors. Treason sedition ,
    Murder , theft , unlawful imprisonment of citizens, blackmail , extortion , bribery , ….did I say murder ( at least 20 min.) …. and so on…
    are all common acts of the usurpers of the elected government, and we just have to suck it up and take it. Oh well. They got us.

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  11. Emily Summer says:

    Shut this traitor down!! Why can’t he just disappear like so many others.

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  12. BillRiser says:

    Why can’t Sen. Grassley just walk down the hall and request a copy from McShame he gave it to the FBI in the beginning!

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  13. IMO says:

    Why hasn’t McCabe been removed?

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  14. Bo3484 says:

    Is there a reason Wolfman’s 2 posts and USMC’s post of this morning were deleted?
    They spoke to as clear as truth as I’ve read.

    Elixer-radio started in the late 80’s
    Elixer-TV started in the late 90’s
    Elixer-Blogs started around 10 years ago

    Are these all the means to the same end? It’s clear these Elixer outlets are designed to let people ‘vent’ to feel important and heard, while nothing truly changes.

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  15. Angry Dumbo says:

    What can we do? Shine a light on these cockroaches. FBI is telling Congress, you can’t police us, we police ourselves. Any judge worth a bucket of spit should order the FBI to turn over the documents. Get out the checkbook and write a big one to JW’s Tom Fitton. The smokescreen is getting thicker. The game is afoot. Time to turn a few low level bad guys.

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  16. Kaco says:

    Your “Author’s note” has made me fearful for you. I pray for your safety.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. nor'easter says:

    Love the “authors note”!!!
    Fear not-you have “let the cat out of the bag”.
    You pointed out what others had missed, hidden in plain sight.
    It cannot be “un-seen”.
    Now, it’s too late for “Arkancide”.

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  18. RushBaby says:

    At best, Jeff Sessions is a [kitty cat]. Old. Weak. Quivering. At worst, he’s a treasonous SOB – An American terrorist hiding behind the guise of an “immigration enforcement” fetish.

    Speaking of fetish, Robert Mueller gives me the creeps. I certainly hope he’s not a child molestor.

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    • Sunshine says:

      One possible alternative: Maybe they got to Sessions, threatened to hurt him or someone in his family. We all know they can do that, especially Obama and the Clintons.

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  19. 5haircut says:

    In my estimation our chess master business man president wants to let this Un-Anerican liberty killing mess go on just as long as he can, and when he finally flushes the toilet on the Swamp he will have caught every scumbag pinko rhino in the net. He knows he is innocent and the American people are behind him 100% so, the longer he lets them thrash around in the mess they have created the more of them will be exposed. Then he can deal with the easy stuff- putting all the lousy culls behind bars for the rest of their lives !! Treason is a hanging offense! Wouldn’t it be beautiful to see real justice come back to America the Beautiful!? MAGA!!

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    • All American Snowflake says:

      It will indeed be beautiful again. I pray everyday that the USA will never again be plagued by the Evil Progressives in the same way that God promised to never again send a world-wide flood to destroy the Evil Antediluvians, aka Cain’s descendants. (Next time it will be fire and brimstone for the loser-boozers. 🙂 )

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  20. Anything the FBI has touched should automatically assumed to be corrupted. The FBI should be disbanded and made illegal. Too much FBI corruption has made for a smelly, stinking swamp.

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