Intelligence Community Chief Inspector General Outlines Politicization of Clinton Email Investigation…

Inspector General Charles McCullough III was the top of the IG office in direct oversight of 17 intelligence agencies including Treasury and FBI.

In his position Mr. McCullough was directly responsible for oversight of the Hillary Clinton email investigation from the position of reviewing any potential risk to the entire intelligence community.

McCullough’s direct boss was the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), James Clapper.

McCullough informed Clapper of the “above top secret‘ content of Hillary Clinton’s emails.  However, soon after sharing that information McCullough received instructions to stop briefing James Clapper.  Continued briefing would remove the necessary ‘plausible deniability‘ Clapper, James Comey (FBI) and  John Brennan (CIA) would later use to defend their actions in the investigation.

Mr. McCullough appears on Tucker Carlson program tonight to outline the scope of the political pressure upon him to cover for Hillary Clinton.

(Via Fox) […] In January 2016, after McCullough told the Republican leadership on the Senate intelligence and foreign affairs committees that emails beyond the “Top Secret” level passed through the former secretary of state’s unsecured personal server, the backlash intensified.

“All of a sudden I became a shill of the right,” McCullough recalled. “And I was told by members of Congress, ‘Be careful. You’re losing your credibility. You need to be careful. There are people out to get you.’”

But the former inspector general, with responsibility for the 17 intelligence agencies, said the executive who recommended him to the Obama administration for the job – then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper – was also disturbed by the independent Clinton email findings.

“[Clapper] said, ‘This is extremely reckless.’ And he mentioned something about — the campaign … will have heartburn about that,” McCullough said.

He said Clapper’s Clinton email comments came during an in-person meeting about a year before the presidential election – in late December 2015 or early 2016. “[Clapper] was as off-put as the rest of us were.”

After the Clapper meeting, McCullough said his team was marginalized. “I was told by senior officials to keep [Clapper] out of it,” he said, while acknowledging he tried to keep his boss in the loop.

As one of the few people who viewed the 22 Top Secret Clinton emails deemed too classified to release under any circumstances, the former IG said, “There was a very good reason to withhold those emails … there would have been harm to national security.” McCullough went further, telling Fox News that “sources and methods, lives and operations” could be put at risk.

Some of those email exchanges contained Special Access Privilege (SAP) information characterized by intel experts as “above top secret.”  (read more)

James Clapper (ODNI) and Sally Yates (DOJ)

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235 Responses to Intelligence Community Chief Inspector General Outlines Politicization of Clinton Email Investigation…

  1. MrACC says:

    CYA? Turning on each other? A little bit of both?

    Liked by 12 people

    • WSB says:

      It was quite the interview. McCullough was brave to be interviewed tonight. Note that Congress members were telling him to be careful?

      And there is that picture of Sally Yates again…hmmm, where is suspicious cat?

      Liked by 15 people

    • Elizabeth Carter says:

      I remember seeing articles that a man who is supposed to testify 11/28 was outed by his lawyer and they expect him to be Arkancided tonight. I think his name is Carpenter. When I saw this I thought they are trying to cover themselves for what he is going to testify about so maybe he will survive to testify.

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      • Elizabeth Carter says:

        I found it this morning. It is the FBI informant William Campbell who is going to testify today. Victoria Toensiing is his attorney. He had been under gag order.

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      • ainin says:

        Campbell is the big one we’ve been waiting for. He supposedly has videos of suitcases of money used for bribery during the Uranium One situation. He claims he was hiking in an area he frequented and ran into a man with a loaded gun. He was carrying as well and he aimed, looked the man right in the eye and scared him off. He believes it was an attempt on his life. He subsequently went into hiding. Don’t have a link right now but if you Google it you’ll find it.

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  2. dman1971 says:

    Treason is treason whether you actively participated or if you “knew” about it taking place and did nothing about it. All of these turds are at fault and all of them overtly or covertly(through knowledge) committed the same crime.

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    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      EXACTLY. Let’s see some of these “Intel” people indicted and see where it goes.

      § 2382. Misprision of treason
      Whoever, owing allegiance to the United
      States and having knowledge of the commission
      of any treason against them, conceals and does
      not, as soon as may be, disclose and make
      known the same to the President or to some
      judge of the United States, or to the governor or
      to some judge or justice of a particular State, is
      guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined
      under this title or imprisoned not more than
      seven years, or both.

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      • The problem is, he could have told every member of the Obama Administration AND every stinking judge and it probably STILL would have gotten him nowhere. The only way for McCullough to maintain his integrity here is to quit and go live on an island somewhere.

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        • Phil aka Felipe says:

          “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United
          States and having knowledge of the commission
          of any treason against them, conceals and does
          not, as soon as may be, disclose and make
          known the same to…the governor or
          to some judge or justice of a particular State, is
          guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined
          under this title or imprisoned not more than
          seven years, or both.”

          There is a recourse other than the Feds. For example, “the governor or
          to some judge or justice of a particular State”, particularly a DEEP RED STATE!

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  3. rumpole2 says:

    Clapper – Political Hack – as Trump said 🙂

    Liked by 16 people

  4. I just want to know when something is going to be done! Where the hell is Sessions?

    Liked by 11 people

    • Bitcoin & Stock Market Timing says:

      Very much agree… the man who heralded taking down KKK so wisely yet recuses himself daily like brushing his teeth… which he has none!!!

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    • rumpole2 says:

      Ode to Jeff Sessions

      A daft old AG who recused,
      Left his POTUS alone and abused
      “Muh Russians” collusion
      Shown up as delusion
      But Sessions remained just confused.

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      • blakeney says:

        Even Jeb! may have more energy than Sessions.

        Liked by 4 people

      • C R Lord says:

        I believe it is credible that President Trump and Jeff Sessions are playing the liberals with an act better than Hollywood stuff (doesn’t take much these days to outdo Hollywood). I am guessing that what is really happening is that Sessions has agreed to play weak and vacillating and the President is acting out being upset with him and they are both plotting and laughing behind the scenes and waiting for the right moment to spring the truth down the road after they have flushed out more swamp creatures.

        This didn’t originate with me. I read it somewhere else and the article even implied that Mueller was working with them and faking the obvious investigation while doing the real one.

        It would be like President Trump with his one up gamesmanship on the liberal clowns he has to contend with. I would be laughing profusely if that turned out to be true.

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        • dekester says:

          It sure seems like that. The Dems, the intel community, the RINOs, Hollywood, the MSM and even the NFL are being shaken up.

          How many Dem elected officials are now embroiled in scandal, how many RINOS are not running for re election. How many media dweebs have been marginalized. How many empty seats are there at NFL games etc.

          Your President doesn’t have a year in yet. Should he get this tax plan through your useless and obstructive Senate then hold on to your seat belts.

          What he and his team are achieving, despite the traitors in his own party, is remarkable and certainly beyond anything most could have anticipated.

          God bless PDJT

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          • C R Lord says:

            There was more than one so I’m not sure. There are three signs of old age. First you lose your memory. ———————————————————————————————————————————————Uh! I can’t remember the other two.

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        • oldtoenail says:

          I hope and pray that you are correct. I watched Sessions for years and it is still hard to believe that he is the skunk he seems to be now. The actions he has taken since being named AG are loathsome. I truly hope it is an act.

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          • G. Combs says:

            Check out: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/jeff_sessions_dramatically_res.html

            It is a reprint of a Washington ComPost article complaining about all the changes AG Sessions made to the DOJ

            Here are some highlights from the three page article:
            “[…]legislators spent little time asking Sessions about the dramatic and controversial changes in policy he has made since taking over the top law enforcement job in the United States nine months ago.
            From his crackdown on illegal immigration to his reversal of Obama administration policies on criminal justice and policing, Sessions is methodically reshaping the Justice Department to reflect his nationalist ideology and hard-line views…
            Sessions has implemented a new charging and sentencing policy that calls for prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible, even if that might mean minority defendants face stiff, mandatory minimum penalties. He has defended the president’s travel ban and tried to strip funding from cities…
            Supporters and critics say the attorney general has been among the most effective of the Cabinet secretaries…
            …critics lambaste what they consider misguided changes that take the department back in time, supporters say Sessions has restored a by-the-book interpretation of federal law and taken an aggressive stance toward enforcing it…

            Two months into the job, he told the department’s lawyers to review police oversight agreements nationwide, currying favor with officers who often resent the imposition of such pacts but upsetting those who think they are necessary to force change.…..”

            OH WOW, AG Sessions is actually on the side of the police who actually want to stop criminals… EVEN IF THEY ARE A PROTECTED CLASS… The HORROR!

            There are many many other goodies in that article.

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            • joninmd22 says:

              Try to understand.

              If the journal of leftist lies, Pravda on the Potomac, says a Republican is effective and consequential then that person is ineffective and inconsequential. The WaPo does it to lull republicans into acceptance of the status quo.

              That its reported in the Washington Post should be enough for everyone to question the stories factual basis.

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      • G. Combs says:

        Another part of the slow walking and theater by AG Session and President Trump, is to ‘Prepare the Battlefield’

        Remember President Trump’s goal is to UNIFY the USA and not further DIVIDE IT. So he can not take down the Swamp without exposing their crimes first.

        According to the DemonRats, the popular vote went to Hitlery. We know that is untrue but there is still a large portion of the USA that are useful idiots of the Marxist Global Elite. Many of these are not hardcore and just have not seen anything to change their minds. SO Prresident Trump is not continually hitting them with REALITY.

        Uranium One and the selling of US raw materials where INDIVIDUALS in the government and not the country as a whole gets the pay-off.

        Love DACA and hate the Wall???

        Sixty-four MS-13 gang members of the 214 arrested in the USA were DACA — Obummers poor “Unaccompanied Alien Children” turn out to be vicious killers.

        (Amazing how Google hides this one.)
        The biggest Pedophile Ring affecting 68,000 children was broken with Operation Broken Heart. Raids so far this year have netted 4,474 arrests that includes those trafficking children and young adults into sex trade/slavery. Out of these nearly 2,000 were in California alone mostly in the LA area.

        “Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces arrested 1,012 suspected child predators from more than 40 states during a two-month nationwide operation following the investigation of more than 69,000 cases, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announced today.
        The arrests marked the end of Operation Broken Heart, a coordinated investigative operation to intensify efforts to identify and arrest suspected child sexual predators during April and May 2017.[…]”
        Department of Justice

        Then there is all the foreign policy clean-up especially in the middle east. The billions in tax payer money or fines that went to fund not the pay down of debt but the Marxist Pet groups…

        The undecided, the apathetic, the discouraged and even the moderate Democrats will hopefully wake up as they are continually bombarded with the crimes of the Left.

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    • Dave says:

      I think I saw his picture on a milk carton!

      Liked by 3 people

    • emp1107 says:

      Sessions is exactly where the POTUS wants him to be. Everything is falling in to place just as planned.

      Liked by 16 people

      • blakeney says:

        Sessions was transferred to the far side of the moon?

        Liked by 1 person

      • palafox says:

        I HOPE you are right, but
        a) “hope” is not a strategy, and
        b) is there any evidence, other than the fact that Trump hasn’t fired Sessions yet, that you are right?

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        • emp1107 says:

          Yes, focus on the many great things that he has achieved. But you want him to get Hillary. I understand. Maybe it will happen. If not she’s finished anyway. She was so close to ruling the world and now she never will. Can you imagine being stuck in that chamber of tortures inside her very own head?

          Liked by 5 people

          • Blacksmith8 says:

            What difference, at this point, does it really make?
            I don’t care what cankles thinks about the moon, the sun, or the stars.

            I care about treason, I care about public executions

            I think Judge Sam Parker had it right. High noon in the center of town so everyone can see what we do to treasonous scum named Hillary Rodham Clinton and James stoopid ass Clapper.

            Liked by 3 people

          • Oldschool says:

            For myself, hillary is not the beginning and end of all things justice. There are many many many many others. ANTIFA, BLM, mc cabe Lerner, comey, clapper, holder, lynch to name a few. So please, do not misrepresent those of us who are frustrated with our DOJ/AG. I accept your position of being satisfied with what our AG has accomplished. I simply do not agree with it. I am not satisfied and no one truly knows if Trump is. All conjecture and opinion.

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        • 17CatsInTN says:

          THAT is the biggest piece of evidence that exists. Do you honestly think President Trump would leave an AG in place if he thought he wasn’t doing his job? Really? There is a time to immediately clear the decks and a time to play long ball. This is one of the long ball times methinks. It is all steadily imploding on its own and when the time comes to let the hammer fall, I suspect it will CRUSH them.

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      • iswhatitis says:

        emp1107 says: “Sessions is exactly where the POTUS wants him to be. Everything is falling in to place just as planned.”

        I’ll stick with that position too.

        Look, the cards and masks are falling (rapidly of late); and every single thing that goes into “the public record” will make it just that much more difficult for some of them to not perjure themselves when they are later under oath.

        Impatience is a poor driver of action. Looks like right now is a great time to have been slow-rolling on that stuff. The opposition is laying their own traps and minefields that they’ll have to navigate later. Will just make it harder and harder for them, and easier and easier for us.

        I’m sure there is a Sun Tzu precept about this.

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      • elleb77 says:

        Are those bifocal rose colored glasses you’re wearing? Sessions is a buffoon.

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        • iswhatitis says:

          elleb77 says: “Are those bifocal rose colored glasses you’re wearing? Sessions is a buffoon.”

          See, this is the type of post I might go out of my way to call a troll. They say the “troll” word is overused, but it does apply in some instances.

          Why do I consider this type of post to be a “troll” post?

          Because it contains two personal attacks, and NOTHING else.

          * It first attacks the poster or reader personally: “Are those bifocal rose colored glasses you’re wearing?”

          * It then attacks Sessions personally: “Sessions is a buffoon.”

          And the post offers nothing else EXCEPT two personal attacks.

          Yes, I will call such posts “troll” posts.

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    • joninmd22 says:

      He’s busy polishing his 30 pieces of silver.

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  5. freq says:

    “McCullough informed Clapper of the “above top secret‘ content of Hillary Clinton’s emails”… …”soon after sharing that information McCullough received instructions to stop briefing James Clapper”…

    received instructions from whom?…

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  6. Honest Abbey says:

    Clapper was so concerned about it, that to this day, he jumps in front of any camera to deny that Hillary did anything illegal.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. SoCalPatriot says:

    What a shock…Who would have ever guessed that she is really Crooked Hillary?

    Liked by 4 people

  8. ck says:

    I love this stuff. Hillary still thinks she’ll get away with everything. That she will be taken down by her own tribe is indescribably delicious.

    Liked by 7 people

    • dagnyshrug says:

      It’s time people abandon all hope of Hillary Clinton being “taken down.” This will simply never happen–ever. The Clintons have been collecting dirt on people since their early days in Arkansas, in the 1980’s. That is 30+ years of high level filth they’ve collected. If Hillary goes down, not only will most of DC go with her, but half of the CEO’s around the world, most of the media heads, and a whole lot of foreign diplomats. Even Obama may have to fall and there’s no way that’s going to be allowed to happen. Trump might be the only person with any power that really wants to see everything come out, and I’m not even sure he does. We will have to be satisfied with her humiliating electoral loss. As much as we all despise this woman and her cronies, it’s time to move on.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Mike Pitzler says:

        Hillary Clinton going to prison is about as likely as DJT becoming POTUS.

        Liked by 11 people

      • LCSmom says:

        You are so right. she owns almost everybody.

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      • Blacksmith8 says:

        When Hillary goes down, not only will most of DC go with her, but half of the CEO’s around the world, most of the media heads, and a whole lot of foreign diplomats. Even Obama goes.

        I’m not having a problem with any of that.

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        • G. Combs says:

          Blacksmith8, neither am I.

          We NEED to collapse the MEGA-transnational corporate cartels and their financial puppet masters. link

          Nine corporations should not control 80% of the world’s food supply. Six corporations should not control our news. It is SMALL business that is lean and mean and hires people and leads in innovation. SEE: Small businesses drive job creation, growth
          …..

          Never forget that most of the ‘Old Guard’ Globalists are DEAD or very OLD.

          This is a major problem for them because the second tier, even their children, are browbeaten, boot licking YES men. They have no real FIRE IN THE BELLY or the street smarts of the Old Guard.

          For example: Rothschild to pull out of gold market after 200 years

          Do you really think Chelsea Clinton has her mother’s go for the throat personality? Or the Soros sons their father’s cunning and bone deep, steeped in NAZI Germany evil?

          I don’t. They are more like little bullies that rely on Big Daddy to back up their bullying but really don’t have the ‘truly evil character’ of the older generation. They rather sit back drink lattes and pull the wings off flies than actually do WORK.

          From what I read, even Bill Gates had his rise ‘lubricated’
          WIKI— “…His father was a prominent lawyer, and his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way. Gates’s maternal grandfather was JW Maxwell, a national bank president….” Just read between the lines. Gates was no garage tinkerer raising from a poor background.

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        • dagnyshrug says:

          Me neither but it’s the reason nothing meaningful will happen to her.

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      • Oldschool says:

        Agree dag. POTUS himself, after he was elected,said he wasn’t interested in pursuing Hillary. As much as I would love to see her in cuffs, that is just not my priority. Of course the Uranium one or benghazi, or arms, whatever are national security issues and if she is implicated, indict her.

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    • mike says:

      Even if she doesn’t get away with it, every day she is not in prison or executed for treason is the gift of a day.

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      • G. Combs says:

        “…the gift of a day.” Looking over her shoulder wondering when/if the AXE will fall, watching supporters distance themselves. Think of a cat toying with a mouse.

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    • mazziflol says:

      She already has gotten away with everything.

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    • phoenixRising says:

      Time for a little levity – Whiskey Jack tweeted this:

      “Lies! Everyone knows Putin hacked Hillary’s brain and made her ignore Wisconsin, attack working class voters as “Deplorables”, declare war on a cartoon frog, and collapse on camera on the anniversary of Benghazi.”

      Liked by 6 people

      • mopar2016 says:

        Her policies weren’t too popular with Americans either.
        Promising amnesty within her first one hundred days in office seems about as goofy as proposing a 550% increase in Syrian cultist refugees.

        That’s “what happened”.

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    • Ditch Mitch says:

      Absolutly ck! HRC not winning after she should be 50 points ahead is humiliating. To be taqken down by her own kind is devistating. HRC is being made irrelavent, and that is the most important thing.

      Collateral damage by HRC is all of the congessmen and senators that are resigning or not seeking reelection.

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      • There is no peace without justice, and no justice without judgment.

        There will simply be a breathing space for Americans. Those who are deposed will continue to work in the dark in small ways to reassert power and control. They will eventually regain prominence.

        This is a Greek tragedy in the making unless justice is done. There must be judgment upon these people.

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  9. Maquis says:

    He had me until he put tbat loon on accusing PDJT of, wait for it, Russian Collusion!

    I hope anybody even pheripherally associated with the Clintons, as well as tbe Obamas, go down, hard.

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  10. Mike diamond says:

    Lots of crime families have done or are doing prison time,one of the biggest crime families goes scot free yes I’m talking about bill and Hillary ! Debbie Wasserman Shultz,and ma y more !

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Harry Lime says:

    They can do whatever they want because there are no consequences.

    And they will continue to do whatever they want until there are consequences.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Summer says:

      There will be no consequences. No reasonable prosecutor [who wants to retire peacefully and die of old age in his own bed] would ever try to prosecute the Clintons.

      Liked by 1 person

    • JM Covfefe says:

      Not buying that line. OPDJT has proven himself time and again to be a fierce bezerker Scot with a kind heart, one hellofa mean streak, great wisdom and infinite patience.

      As much as I like you nay sayers, I look forward to the day when I post nothing, but think to myself “told ya so.”

      Sessions works for Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump would have ditched his arse months ago if he wasn’t performing to expectations. Nufsaid. QED.

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      • JM Covfefe says:

        I can’t find the quote, but I referenced it in 1985 in a paper I wrote “Implementing Creativity in an Artificial Intelligence System.” It was something like:

        “Pure genius will be perceived by the masses as insanity, for lack of ability to comprehend it.”

        With OPDJT, all we can hope for is to figure it out what actually happened, after all the cards have been played.

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      • dekester says:

        As a Scot, born and raised there. Your description of a Scot is one that fits many of the ones I know.

        Of course there are several negative characteristics too. But that’s not important now.

        Bezerker Scot is a brilliant descriptive. The kids we grew up with were all Bezerk. Seriously Bezerk.

        Love it, and thanks for the chuckle.

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    • Lburg says:

      From the January 16, 2016 Washington Examiner article :
      “The top Democrat on Corker’s committee, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said Thursday he was reserving judgment on claims being made from Clinton’s campaign. [The vast right wing conspiracy….again]

      Cardin made the comments en route to a secure location in the Capitol, where he was to meet with Corker to discuss the latest developments on Clinton’s use of a private email server throughout her tenure as secretary of state.”

      So in January of 2016, Cardin, the unidemocrat, was enroute to a SCIF to ‘discuss’ the super secret Clinton emails with the unirepublican Corker.

      Then, on November 1st, 2016, nearly ten months later, Cardin co-authors a letter with Feinstein to obammma claiming Russian cyber interference into the electoral process. (As an aside, in this letter, Cardin and Feinstein specifically mention cyber attacks on political, economic and military infrastructure so I’m guessing the election stuff is just the tip of the iceberg that HRC sold.)

      Seven days later we have the election on November 8th, 2016.

      Jackals. All of ’em. My guess is that the SCIF meeting was to gather the names of fellow unipartiers who might have been mentioned.

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  12. Ghostrider says:

    Refreshing. Truly uplifting. McCullough is a true American patriot…one of the good guys we always suspected were in the government but not one of Obama’s progressives political appointees. I am thinking he is paving the way for more just like him to speak out.

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  13. ray76 says:

    The illegal email server facilitated Clinton’s subordination of the Dept of State to her personal foundation. The heads of the DOJ, FBI, and DNI were used to protect her criminality.

    Comey pretended to investigate the email crime, but wrote a memo clearing Clinton prior to the faux investigation. He then “interviewed” her without swearing her in or recording the interview. Comey illegally possessed government documents after his dismissal. He then provided them to the press.

    Clapper took a report provided by a third party and represented it as the conclusions of the IC.

    etc etc etc

    Lock them all up.

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  14. Time to name names of “senior officials” who directed McCullough to join the cover-up by ensuring Clapper’s “plausible deniability”.

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  15. Jedi9 says:

    The media (or anybody doing a story including Tucker) loses me when ever they parade out the utter freaking moron Richard Goodstean or what ever his name his. This guy never, and I mean never can say anything that is completely objective. Blame blame blame. Trump this, Republicans this, deflect, and Hillary is a saint. This guy makes me want to punch him in the mouth a few times, and is a major reason why politicians and the media can’t be trusted anymore! They insult our intelligence on a daily basis!

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  16. Regina says:

    thinking about an earlier post today – Clapper had dinner with Trump over the weekend. Wonder if there’s any connection?

    Liked by 1 person

  17. blakeney says:

    Out of those 17 “Intelligence agencies”, could even Diogenes find an honest one?

    Liked by 4 people

  18. rumpole2 says:

    Yeah… lock em all up. And if any get out in the next few years… let Russia extradite them to face charges in Russia.

    Liked by 4 people

  19. NJF says:

    Are the respectable, honorable IC people Going to come foward now?

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Daniel says:

    That second guy was talking as if his life was under direct threat. Either that or he is truly insane or truly unintelligent. It’s as if he wasn’t aware that the Clinton narrative over the email crimes has been long since defeated.

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  21. Ziiggii says:

    Glad you posted this… I found this story interesting. Specially since Clapper is highlighted in it…?!? What’s that all about?

    Wonder if Clapper is trying to provide cover?

    Liked by 2 people

    • NYGuy54 says:

      IMO McCollough has been threatened. Catherine Herridge is one of the best in the business and she provides cover for him.

      Clapper flushed himself out because he’s a corrupt old fool.

      Liked by 6 people

  22. Sentient says:

    Attorney General Sessions, Do you know who Paul “Stonetear” Combetta is? Look him up. He was the point person for Hillary when she obstructed justice. Do your job!

    Liked by 4 people

    • rumpole2 says:

      For anybody who need reminding… Combetta is the “BleahBit” cowboy.

      I know many thought the BleachBit was just over-kill on deleting Hillary’s emails, but my theory is… since he inquired initially about removing names from email headers “of a VIP… a VERY VIP person” he was talking about Obama.
      IF he just wanted to delete entire emails, blocks of entire emails… he would not be inquiring about just removing the header info.

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  23. Watcher says:

    The Burn got paid pretty good for this one line.
    “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails”

    Liked by 1 person

  24. waltherppk says:

    Attempting to silence a breach of security being reported or failing to act upon such a report is conclusive evidence of complicity in that breach. It is not “spy novel stuff” that persons involved in such a breach are simply liquidated, killed not prosecuted, it is standard practice.

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    • waltherppk says:

      There are probably thousands of “deep state” operatives for whom voluntary resignation and retirement might be a survival conscious “plan” and for some of them it may make no difference in the ultimate resolution of the “problem” they are identified to be.

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  25. navysquid says:

    As one of those Intel guys…I take the protection of my country seriously and it p*sses me off that nothing has happened to date or appears nothing will EVER happen but talk talk talk about it. If I or any of my colleagues were to do one tenth of what HRC did we would be in orange jumpsuits and not see the light of day for a long time…

    Yeah, I have NO idea where Sessions is right now?? The DOJ seems to be MIA except on MS-13 issues…

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    • waltherppk says:

      There are all sorts of government “contractors” and a lot of contracts are needed to be fulfilled to eliminate “problems” of the deep state variety. Some jobs need a prosecutor but other jobs need an exterminator. It is obvious a prosecutor isn’t going to get the job done.

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    • phoenixRising says:

      It takes time to build a case – esp. an air-tight one. Maybe I’m an old fool,
      but I believe the case is being made against Hillary…(I’ve changed my mind in the last weeks); her downfall may come through the pedophile rings… I believe that is what all the sealed indictments are about. I have read that as high as 30% of government may be involved. Horrific if true.

      For sure her downfall is coming through the Court of Public Opinion… and maybe that is needed before she can actually be tried before a legal court. What ever charges are brought, if they are, cannot have a hint of opposition politics about them. No, the public has to be begging, yearning for her trial. Fool that I am, I think it will happen, not as soon as we want of course. Yesterday would not be soon enough for me.

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      • waltherppk says:

        Subversive traitors to the republic do not need to be prosecuted any more than terrorists need to be prosecuted……they are cocksure thugs who just need to be dead.

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      • Ditch Mitch says:

        phoenix, from one old fool to another old fool you’re probably right. One more thing to add, duing the slow move to HRC and Bozo, the criminal (and treasonous) enterprise is being dismantled by PDJT. HRC may be the big cheese but there are many more lesser criminals that are being exposed and taken down. So far I see PDJT and his administration making all the right moves.

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      • G. Combs says:

        “…For sure her downfall is coming through the Court of Public Opinion… and maybe that is needed before she can actually be tried before a legal court. …”

        BINGO! That is exactly what President Trump has to do to make sure the nation does not suffer from a Marxist Uprising. He is first pulling the plug on the rank and file marxists, MS 13, ANTIFA, BLM and such. — got to get rid of the Soros-Obummer Army first.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Was thinking of you this a.m. navy, wondering where you’ve been, and here you are.

      Where is AG Sessions?
      Where is ODNI Coates?
      MIA.

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      • navysquid says:

        Jeans…like a submarine…I am always out their “lurking…” haha No, I am here almost daily reading everyone’s comments and then when something comes into my lane I’ll chime in. Thanks for being missed!

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  26. Colle Bay says:

    “There was a very good reason to withhold those emails … there would have been harm to national security.” McCullough went further, telling Fox News that “sources and methods, lives and operations” could be put at risk.”

    And yet the entire world had the information straight from Hillary’s hacked bathroom server. The only ones that didn’t and don’t have the info are American citizens.

    This miserable joke just keeps going on and on with no justice in sight.

    National security means they fear the swamp will be exposed. These people take an oath to defend the swamp because they sure as hell don’t work for us.

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  27. Donna in Oregon says:

    So this weasel never said a word to the American people when our National Security was at risk. I am reminded how brave the Swamp whistleblowers are. This guy is a spineless weasel.

    Lock them up, all of them….along with the nameless “officials” that are always mentioned in passing (when I say passing, I mean passing the buck). Backstabbing B@st@rds !

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  28. waltherppk says:

    The “private” e-mail server of Hillary Clinton / State Department could never have operated for 1 day without presidential authorization and approval. Similarly the Uranium One “deal”. And there is no aspect of “bribery” or other identifiable criminal activity that is collateral to such breaches of security that is needed for any “legal” liability or prosecution of those involved, beyond the simple existence alone of such scenarios which is entirely sufficient for extreme prejudice intervention.

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  29. filia.aurea says:

    We are being governed by tyrants and traitors. I don’t care how they’re removed, they just have to be eliminated before they eliminate The Republic.

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    • waltherppk says:

      There definitely are scenarios where dealing with national security breach “problems” justifies extreme prejudice solutions instead of messy litigation or prosecutions. It can be also true that it is better that the details of what happened are never even made public. People would be a lot happier and a lot less worried if they never know what was the threat or damage and who was involved and how it is the demise of the perpetrator/s may have circumstances different from what is being reported.

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    • waltherppk says:

      Sometimes for the good of the republic it is better to be carried by six than judged by twelve. That certainly applies to those criminals complicit in the racketeering at espionage and treason that was rampant at epic proportions during the Obama administration. To all those who say the perpetrators need to go to prison, they miss the point that where the perpetrators are needed more to be is in the cemetery or otherwise not in this world.

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      • Tom says:

        I didagree vehemently. It’s just as important to hold these traitors accountable IN THE PUBLIC EYE, especially as a deterrent to future dictator wanna-bes. There’s a reason public hangings, stonings, and parade to the stocks was a public event.

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        • waltherppk says:

          You are welcome to disagree, but consider if the intel agencies had done their job instead of deferring unpleasant duty to law enforcement against subversives and traitors, the damage done by the corrupt Obama administration would not have occurred, and the level of that damage caused the deaths of a lot of patriots as well as put the survival of the republic at serious risk, the consequences of which are still being realized and are perhaps yet to be realized. There are definitely problems that legal process can and should solve, but there are other problems of a seriousness and scale that are exigent circumstances requiring direct and extrajudicial action. Exigent circumstances have and continue to exist that are beyond the scope of the mission of legal process and law enforcement, and do enter into the military and intel operations theater where action is justified. Pragmatism is more important than philosophy or “ethics” in matters where national security is seriously put at risk by what can only be correctly identified as a domestic enemy and ought to be dealt with accordingly.

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  30. itsy_bitsy says:

    Clapper is a traitor!

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  31. Mountaineer says:

    Long time lurker, first time caller…

    I love this website! I’ve learned more about politics and governance from Sundance and this community than anywhere else on the web. Thank you!

    Someone noted upthread that TC didn’t ask the obvious follow-up: “Who told you not to inform Clapper?” This is the exact thing I’ve noticed about Fox for some time – they cover the stories the other media won’t but always stop short! Ask the question! Ask the question!

    Clear proof to me that they are clearly being pushed to the left. It’s disappointing but not surprising.

    Thanks, Treepers! This site has been part of my morning ritual since last year…although my growing outrage at all the DC crap is driving me to drink! Oh well, It’s 5 o’clock somewhere 🙂

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  32. Blacksmith8 says:

    First, McCullough informed Clapper of the “above top secret‘ content of Hillary Clinton’s emails.

    Second, In January 2016, after McCullough told the Republican leadership on the Senate intelligence and foreign affairs committees that emails beyond the “Top Secret” level passed through the former secretary of state’s unsecured personal server, the backlash intensified.

    Now, I want Clapper and the whole Clintoon gang in cuffs. I want them bound over for trial. After they’re convicted, I want them executed just like the rosenbergs. This is treason and they committed and act of war.

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    • G. Combs says:

      “…. In January 2016, after McCullough told the Republican leadership on the Senate intelligence and foreign affairs committees…. the backlash intensified….”

      So WHO was this Republican leadership??
      From WIKI — Committee on Foreign Relations:
      Members, 115th Congress —
      Bob Corker, Tennessee Chairman
      Jim Risch, Idaho
      Marco Rubio, Florida
      Ron Johnson, Wisconsin
      Jeff Flake, Arizona
      Cory Gardner, Colorado
      Todd Young, Indiana
      John Barrasso, Wyoming
      Johnny Isakson, Georgia
      Rob Portman, Ohio
      Rand Paul, Kentucky
      …………..

      WIKI — United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:
      Members, 115th Congress
      Richard Burr, North Carolina, Chairman
      Jim Risch, Idaho
      Marco Rubio, Florida
      Susan Collins, Maine
      Roy Blunt, Missouri
      James Lankford, Oklahoma
      Tom Cotton, Arkansas
      John Cornyn, Texas

      Ex officio
      John McCain, Arizona
      Mitch McConnell, Kentucky

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  33. I cannot express the feeling I get when I hear that that bitch sent SAP emails through an unsecured server. Cold anger does not do it justice. 👿

    Liked by 4 people

    • daughnworks247 says:

      Makes me think about the Submariner, in jail, just for taking a pic of his sub.

      Liked by 2 people

    • lisabrqwc says:

      More than 30 years ago, my first job was at an engineering firm in MD which had a mapping division of cartographers kept in a windowless room because of their Secret Compartmental Information clearances for a DoD subcontract. I eventually married one of the map makers, and I remember him talking about having to put all their drafts, scraps, and typewriter ribbons into burn bags at the end of each day so they’d be destroyed. They were in a windowless closet more or less and couldn’t even have a radio playing because of fears their conversations could be listened to.

      My very first interview out of high school was with the FBI. I’m not sure if they still do it now, but being in MD, all the alphabet agencies plus the World Bank and other governmental entities actually came to our high school to recruit. So, I was just going for a low-level Secret clearance administrative job, and I still remember all these years later Special Agent Earl Day interrogating me on some highly personal questions (had I ever smoked pot, ever had a lesbian experience, etc.) because I could be blackmailed if I had any secrets.

      All this memory lane stuff to say that back then, I had the fear of God put in me for POSSIBLY being privy to some sensitive government material. It boggles my mind to consider HRC with her bathroom server and the Anwan family being in charge of so many congressional computers. What the heck has happened to national security?

      I want to see heads — SEVERED heads on pikes– I keep having a vision of this Spring’s cherry blossom festival. I just think it would be beautiful.

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      • Bendix says:

        It’s interesting that you mention the recruiters coming to your high school. Somehow Hillary Clinton missed the recruiters who come to law school. She’d have us believe that she thought she had to walk in to one of those storefront recruiting centers, when she wanted to become a lawyer with the Marines.
        For a supposedly smart woman, she seems to miss an awful lot of things that other people are aware of.

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  34. Blacksmith8 says:

    I am just absolutely appalled that the news of the day is life imitating art over and over again. Our government is not supposed to be an episode from NCIS, Blacklist, Blindspot, or Nikita.

    These scum are sick twisted and vile. They need to be removed by the most expedient means.

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  35. Harleyd says:

    I agree with an earlier poster that the scope of these crimes may be so big, and the reach so broad, that PDJT may be facing a tough decision as to how to drain the swamp without having the resulting flood drown a lot of innocent people and damage the country.

    My guess is he is weighing a more surgical strike, where steadily over time selected swampers are outed and hopefully prosecuted.

    I’ll bet he then lets a lot of other cockroaches scurry for the shadows, never to be heard from again.

    That may be the best we can hope for.

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    • i'm just sayin'.. says:

      I don’t like what you said but I think there’s truth in what you said….

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    • rikster says:

      I think both you and the earlier poster you speak of are correct. Think back a few short years. We all knew things were not right, especially concerning Obama and Clinton, but very few of us could comprehend the scope of corruption and slime. A MOAB at this time would probably rip the country apart. PDJT is a very smart man, have Trust and Faith. We shall prevail!

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  36. H&HC, 2nd-16th says:

    HRC will never see the inside of a courtroom nor will she ever have to raise her hand and testify under oath. If there is a remote chance that may happen, she will have a medical emergency and will be under an MD’s care for infinity. I know I’ve said this before but old people are allowed to repeat themselves. The rest of her minions will take the fall if charges are contemplated and levied.
    Bill will be laughing…………………

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    • rikster says:

      You may be correct H&HC, but both Clinton’s are going to be standing in judgement before God sometime soon. Remember Hitlery collapsing at the 9/11 ceremony and being beef slabed into the Van. Then watch the vid where the American flags fall behind her. Then last but not least the oldie but goodie where the light fixtures fall within inches of both Clinton’s seconds after they spewed their lies about Lewinsky and others.

      I do not believe in coincidences. I do believe in God. and that he is working his will within and around our President. Bill won’t be laughing much longer…………..

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      • H&HC, 2nd-16th says:

        I realize God will have the final judgement but that’ll probably occur in some place where it will not be witnessed nor reported on in the media. Personally, I’d like photographs……..

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      • rikster says:

        A little factoid for those of you who like me don’t believe in coincidences. During the Presidential campaign Janet Reno made the statement that “Donald Trump will not be the President in my lifetime.” She died on November 7th 2016………………..

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    • rikster says:

      Have to admit, Photos would be good. Lol

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  37. LARRY S MCCORMICK says:

    I believe these heads of our security agencies that downplayed Hillary Clinton’s crimes should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law ! They’re criminals that allowed themselves to become political and partisan and I’m betting they’ve gotten rich to boot !

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  38. Bendix says:

    All of a sudden Mulvaney was a shill for the Right.
    I know that feeling. I’m a feminist from New York, affiliated with no political party, but I suddenly became alt-right, whatever that is.
    Just a reminder that the basement server was Barack Obama’s idea.
    That’s why Hillary could not go under the bus for it, that’s why people were given immunity and then never questioned, that’s why the guy who installed the thing lawyered up and pleaded the 5th.
    Secretaries of State are just not that indispensable.

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    • Turranos says:

      Man, I had forgotten that the basement bathroom server was Obola’s idea.

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      • G. Combs says:

        Which means it was ValJar’s idea. Sort of goes along with the Awan brother’s control of so many DemonRat Congress Offal’s computers and Obummer welcoming jihadists and calling them refugees.

        Since the civil war began, by September 2016, the U.S. has admitted a total of 13,364 Syrian refugees — 99%+ Muslims and ONLY 0.46% Christian. An estimated 10 percent of Syrians were Christians and THEY are the ones who actually needed refugee status. Makes you go HMMMmmmm.

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  39. Donna in Oregon says:

    So dear Treepers, I think this McCullough douche bag was supposed to report to the Intelligence Committee when Hillary went rogue.

    If you read the transcript McCullough talks about his experience and how qualified he is for the position. Guess what? He is right. He had the experience, but apparently didn’t have the balls to do the job.

    [Senate Hearing 112-309]
    [From the U.S. Government Printing Office]

    S. Hrg. 112-309

    NOMINATION OF
    IRVIN CHARLES McCULLOUGH III
    TO BE
    INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE
    INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
    https://www.congress.gov/112/chrg/shrg72745/CHRG-112shrg72745.htm

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  40. Donna in Oregon says:

    So the Smoking Gun for the Clinton emails. Did Hillary give away information on Christopher Stevens and the CIA operators in Libya? Is this how the terrorists knew where to hit and when?

    McCullough is late reporting Hillary Clinton’s National Security failures. He was put into his position in 2011….. The Republicans were told in 2015. A bit late.

    May 22, 2015: One email released to the public on this day by the State Department without any redactions will lead to controversy and investigation.
    US Ambassador Stevens (right) talks to locals in Tripoli, Libya, in August, 2012. (Credit: The Associated Press)
    US Ambassador Stevens (right) talks to locals in Tripoli, Libya, in August, 2012. (Credit: The Associated Press)
    The email was written by State Department official Tim Davis on April 10, 2011, and forwarded to Clinton. It contained very time-sensitive information on evacuation plans by Special Envoy Christopher Stevens in Libya, as well as the latest US military intelligence on the Libyan civil war violence threatening Stevens.

    As a result, the release of this email without redactions will start an internal government dispute. The State Department releases the email because they deemed the military intelligence in it was no longer important four years later.

    However, Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough will claim that since the military intelligence originated from the US military, the State Department didn’t have the authority if it should be classified or not. This email will lead to the FBI starting an investigation into Clinton’s emails in late May 2015.

    Clinton spokesperson Brian Fallon will later say the dispute about this email “lifted the curtain” and shows that the email scandal can be explained by excessive retroactive classification.

    But CNN will report, “However, the Clinton interpretation doesn’t account for the fact that the [email] did contain particularly sensitive information at the time it was sent. Plans to move the envoy and staff would not have been appropriate to be sent on unclassified email systems and particularly not to a non-government email server.” (The New York Times, 5/22/2015) (CNN, 8/20/2015)

    http://www.thompsontimeline.com/tag/charles-mccullough/

    http://www.thompsontimeline.com/tag/richard-burr/

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