A Curious Case of Counterintelligence – Bill Priestap…

In the past few weeks, thanks to some revealing information amid the various investigators of the DC swamp, we have been introduced to some previously unknown people.

Names like FBI Agent Peter Strzok; his mistress FBI Attorney Lisa Page; their ideological comrade Asst FBI Director Andrew McCabe; along with DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr; and his wife, Fusion-GPS contract employee Nellie Ohr.  These are a few of the recent names that have hit the headlines as a result of ongoing investigations into the politicization of the FBI and DOJ.

But there’s one name conspicuously absent, FBI Director of Counterintelligence, Bill Priestap.

When you understand how central Bill Priestap is to the entire 2016/2017 ‘Russian Conspiracy Operation‘, the absence of his name, amid all others, creates a curiosity.  I wrote a twitter thread about him recently because it seems rather unfathomable his name has not been a part of any of the recent story-lines.

Bill Priestap is the head of the FBI Counterintelligence operation.  He was FBI Agent Peter Strozk’s direct boss.  If anyone in congress really wanted to know if the FBI paid for the Christopher Steele Dossier, Bill Priestap is the guy who would know.

Helpful IG Releases:

♦Release #1 was the Agent Strzok and Attorney Lisa Page story; and the repercussions from discovering their politically motivated bias in the 2015/2016 Clinton email investigation and 2016/2017 Russian Election investigation.

♦Release #2 outlined the depth of FBI Agent Strzok and FBI Attorney Page’s specific history in the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton to include the changing of the wording [“grossly negligent” to “extremely careless”] of the probe outcome delivered by FBI Director James Comey.

♦Release #3 was the information about DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr being in contact with Fusion GPS at the same time as the FISA application was submitted and granted by the FISA court; which authorized surveillance and wiretapping of candidate Donald Trump;  that release also attached Bruce Ohr and Agent Strzok directly to the Steele Dossier.

♦Release #4 was information that Deputy Bruce Ohr’s wife, Nellie Ohr, was an actual contract employee of Fusion GPS, and was hired by F-GPS specifically to work on opposition research against candidate Donald Trump.  Both Bruce Ohr and Nellie Ohr are attached to the origin of the Christopher Steele Russian Dossier.

♦Release #5 was the specific communication between FBI Agent Strzok and FBI Attorney Page.  The 10,000 text messages that included evidence of them both meeting with Asst. FBI Director Andrew McCabe to discuss the “insurance policy” against candidate Donald Trump in August of 2016.

In April 2016 Hillary Clinton paid Glenn Simpson with Fusion-GPS to dig up dirt on Donald Trump.

In May 2016 Fusion GPS hired Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr, to lead the opposition research effort.  That same month, Fusion GPS contracted with retired British MI6 Agent Christopher Steele to write the ‘Trump Russia Dossier’.

In late June 2016 the first draft of the Steele Dossier was shared back with Fusion GPS and presumably Nellie Ohr was one of the recipients.   According to Robby Mook, the partial dossier information was also given to the DNC and Clinton Campaign.

In July 2016 candidate Donald Trump won the GOP nomination.  That same month the FBI Counterintelligence Division began an investigation they later described as a counterintelligence operation looking at Russian interference in the U.S. election.  However, from 10 months of researched documentation, much of it in the MSM, we now know it was an FBI counterintelligence operation against candidate Donald Trump.

Also in July 2016, immediately following candidate Donald Trump’s successful bid to win the GOP nomination, a FISA application was denied.  The timing here is far too coincidental (the later narrower version clearly evidences), the FISA application was to wiretap, monitor and conduct surveillance on candidate Trump and his campaign.

In August 2016, the lead FBI Agent in charge of that counterintelligence operation, Peter Strzok told his FBI Attorney and mistress:  “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”

The “insurance policy” appears to be the ongoing counterintelligence operation that later utilized the Steele Dossier to get the FISA warrant and actually begin the wiretaps and surveillance.  The conversation referenced between Strzok and Page took place in FBI Assistant Director Andrew “Andy” McCabe’s office.

All of this information is really just a recap.  Everyone now sees this construct clearly.  The Timelines are brutally obvious.  Congress and DC investigators, including the years-long OIG investigation, are currently in the phase of nailing down the players and putting the final touches on the evidence.  The outline is clear as day.

However, within this brutally obvious outline there’s a name missing.  That name is the FBI Director of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap:

FBI Asst. Director in charge of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap was the immediate supervisor of FBI Counterintelligence Deputy Peter Strzok.

Bill Priestap is #1. Before getting demoted Peter Strzok was #2.

The investigation into candidate Donald Trump was a counterintelligence operation. That operation began in July 2016. Bill Priestap would have been in charge of that, along with all other, FBI counterintelligence operations.

FBI Deputy Peter Strzok was specifically in charge of the Trump counterintel op. However, Strzok would be reporting to Bill Priestap on every detail and couldn’t (according to structure anyway) make a move without Priestap approval.

On March 20th 2017 congressional testimony, James Comey was asked why the FBI Director did not inform congressional oversight about the counterintelligence operation that began in July 2016.

FBI Director Comey said he did not tell congressional oversight he was investigating presidential candidate Donald Trump because the Director of Counterintelligence suggested he not do so. *Very important detail.*

I cannot emphasize this enough. *VERY* important detail. Again, notice how Comey doesn’t use Priestap’s actual name, but refers to his position and title. Again, watch [Prompted]

FBI Director James Comey was caught entirely off guard by that first three minutes of that questioning. He simply didn’t anticipate it.

Oversight protocol requires the FBI Director to tell the congressional intelligence “Gang of Eight” of any counterintelligence operations. The Go8 has oversight into these ops at the highest level of classification.  In July 2016 the time the operation began, oversight was the responsibility of this group, the Gang of Eight:

Obviously, based on what we have learned since March 2017, and what has surfaced recently, we can all see why the FBI would want to keep it hidden that they were running a counterintelligence operation against a presidential candidate.   After all, as FBI Agent Peter Strzok said it in his text messages, it was an “insurance policy”.

REMINDER – FBI Agent Strzok to FBI Attorney Page:

“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”

So there we have FBI Director James Comey telling congress on March 20th that the reason he didn’t inform the statutory oversight “Gang of Eight” was because Bill Priestap (Director of Counterintelligence) recommended he didn’t do it.

Apparently, according to Comey, Bill Priestap carries a great deal of influence if he could get his boss to NOT perform a statutory obligation simply by recommending he doesn’t do it.

Than again, Comey’s blame-casting there is really called creating a “fall guy”.  FBI Director James Comey is ducking responsibility in March 2017 by blaming FBI Director of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap for not informing congress of the operation that began in July 2016. (9 months prior).

At that moment, that very specific moment during that March 20th hearing, anyone who watches these hearings closely could see Comey was creating his own exit from getting ensnared in the consequences from the wiretapping and surveillance operation of President Donald Trump.  In essence, Bill Priestap is James Comey’s shield from liability.

But more curiously for current discussion, there has been NO MENTION of Bill Priestap in any of the recent revelations, despite his centrality to all of it.

Bill Priestap would have needed to authorize Peter Strzok to engage with Christopher Steele over the “Russian Dosssier”.

Bill Priestap would have needed to approve of the underlying documents that were used for both FISA applications (June/July and Sept/Oct).

Bill Priestap would be the person to approve of paying, or reimbursing, Christopher Steele for the Russian Dossier used in their counterintelligence operation and subsequent FISA application.

Without Bill Priestap involved, approvals, etc. the entire Russian/Trump Counterintelligence operation just doesn’t happen. Heck, James Comey’s March testimony in that regard is also evidence of Priestap’s importance.

In addition, when Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testified (with James Clapper), she too spoke of the importance of Bill Priestap as her liaison and contact within the FBI on the counterintelligence operation. [Yates never mentioned Peter Strzok – not once.] Even though it was FBI agent Peter Strzok who interviewed Michael Flynn on January 24th, [link] Sally Yates never mentioned him. EVER.

However Deputy AG Sally Yates did talk about Bill Priestap during her testimony.

Yates testified she and Bill Priestap traveled together, Jan 26th, to the White House to inform Don McGhan (WH Counsel) of Michael Flynn “misleading statements” (based on Pence media reports and Flynn prior ambush interview Jan 24th).

According to Sally Yates testimony, she and Bill Priestap reportedly presented all the information to White House General Counsel Don McGahn “so the White House could take action that they deemed appropriate.”

So we all can see that Bill Priestap is a central figure. FBI Director James Comey defers to him; Acting Attorney General Sally Yates relied on him; FBI Special Agent in Counterintelligence Peter Strzok reports to him; Yet there’s absolutely no mention of Bill Priestap in any of the explosive investigative story-lines in the past two weeks.


Bill Priestap is the FBI Director of Counterintelligence. There’s no way he hasn’t been caught inside the investigative net.

Bill Priestap’s boss, Andrew McCabe has been caught. Bill Priestap’s subordinate, Peter Strzok, has most certainly been caught. And in March 20th 2017 FBI Director Comey pushed Priestap directly in front of the congressional oversight bus.

My hunch is either Bill Priestap is going to be the attempted fall-guy for the entire scheme. -OR- Bill Priestap saw the bus coming and is assisting the swamp-draining DC investigators:

On the home-front: FBI Director of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap is married to Sabina Menshell a self-employed “consultant” with a history of donations to Democrat candidates, specifically to Hillary Clinton.

Bill’s wife Sabina comes from a Goldman Sach’s connected family, which must be why Bill and Sabina can afford to live in a $3.2 million home in Washington DC.

Would be a little difficult to afford a $3,000,000.00 mortgage on a G-Man’s payroll.

Just sayin’…


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590 Responses to A Curious Case of Counterintelligence – Bill Priestap…

  1. Joshua says:

    Re: insurance

    Hi, this is probably nothing but I have a news sub-item from a bit ago stuck in my head. That is that the Russian lawyer/honeypot had a visa that was fast tracked by state/doj or somesuch.

    We know she was to appear before congress so it’s probably expected and of no import. I can’t remember atm who they said signed the visa but I made an asterisk by it – it must have been someone interesting. Maybe insurance upon insurance or just execution of it but most likely unrelated.

    Anyway, my keyboard is acting up right now. This site loads slow and refreshes oddly on some browsers. Keep up the good work; u All have many many thanks u don’t even know about.

    Liked by 8 people

  2. So it was Rosenstein himself who approved the Strzok email release to the media prior to his appearance before Congress? Not the IG?

    That changes the narrative considerably, imo. It seems as if he wanted it discussed openly in the session, and that it was not an ambush.


    Liked by 3 people

  3. Ah, Goldman Sachs. Hillary enjoyed speechifying to them too!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Realist says:

    How could Peter Stzok possibly change COMEY’s CLINTOON exoneration document then have COMEY actually read it out without COMEY explicitly agreeing and CONDONING the changes Strzok made.

    Liked by 11 people

  5. tampa2 says:

    Attack dogs, unite! We’re almost there. PTL.

    Liked by 6 people

  6. Realist says:

    The alphabet organs of American Govt are STILL full of OBAMUNISTS serving their Master.

    Liked by 7 people

  7. jameswlee2014 says:

    I have instructed my broker to get me into a long position in the currently undervalued fake beard industry.

    Liked by 7 people

  8. Mickey Wasp says:

    You know I’ve been to the edge …
    And I stood and look down …
    I got a lot of friends there ..
    But, I’m not going down.
    Former VP Joe Biden …


  9. TwoLaine says:

    Bernie got a house too. I guess they both attended an Oprah Christmas show.

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Bill Robbins says:

    Priestap was the Vegas shooter! Well, it’s just a working hypothesis. Actually, more of a hunch. Actually, the Uber driver told me. His name was Pradeep. Nice chap. Good teeth.

    Liked by 8 people

  11. Howie says:

    None of these spooky couples have the same last name.
    Andy is unable to smile. Must be a birth defect. There is no picture where he has been caught doing it.

    Liked by 6 people

  12. Howie says:

    The Pee Pee Papers? Well looks like the are a ‘public private’ partnership. These people are very fond of public/private partnerships. In the old days they called it graft and bribery but in the new days public private partnerships sounds a lot better since it has been legalized.

    Liked by 2 people

    • “Fascism should rightly be called CORPORATISM, as it is the merger of state and corporate power” ~ Mussolini

      CIA Operation Paperclip > import thousands of Nazi leaders

      CIA Operation Gladio > fund Red Barricade terror in Europe

      CIA Operation Mockingbird > create false new network

      CIA Operation Zipper > snuff JFK

      SERCO, the largest public/private corporation > AbelDanger.org

      Liked by 1 person

    • Lindenlee says:

      Privatize the gains, socialize the losses (to the unwary taxpayers). Lin


  13. POP says:

    The UniParty establishment will not allow the top rungs of the FBI, ie. 6 FBI comrades and counting, sacked, some prosecuted and let them be replaced by anyone but the same type of cultural neo marxists that run the place today.

    President Trump’s personal security is a critical now.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Howie says:

      They sure are scrambling aren’t they. The cats are getting out of the bags all over the place every day. It is a regular cornucopia of revelations. Toto is a busy puppy.

      Liked by 2 people

      • POP says:

        Thank god we have Sessions.


        • Lindenlee says:

          I just keep thinking that he is really good at keeping his trap shut and staying out of the limelight while he is preparing the MOA traps for the vilest, most corrupt in the swamp. Maybe I have not had my hopes misplaced. All of this must have been done in the most confidential and secret of ways. If so, he and Flynn, and maybe Eisenstein deserve all our thanks. And apologies.

          Liked by 1 person

    • gary says:

      they hurt trump there will be a revolution coming out of flyover country.


  14. Donna in Oregon says:

    Bill PriestapOn the C-SPAN Networks:
    Bill Priestap has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2017 Senate Committee. and here are his remarks on FARA .


    He only has two (2) appearances one on Russian interference in US elections and FARA.



    • Howie says:

      One by one the LEOS and Prosecutors are becoming witnesses. It is just amazing watching it all unfold. The Low Life Insurance Policy is not paying off the claims. It does not cover felony crime events, that is an exclusion.

      Liked by 4 people

  15. Rose says:

    Sabina Menschel is President & Chief Operating Officer of Nardello & Co., based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School, Sabina has over 16 years experience leading domestic and international due diligence, litigation support, fraud and global asset recovery investigations on behalf of financial institutions, law firms and multinationals.


  16. Howie says:

    Cointel is counter intelligence. I can’t think of a better name to describe the District of Probable Cause.


  17. itsy_bitsy says:

    There seems to be little doubt that those of us who watch, read, and on occasion comment on this site seem to have difficulty with, shall we say unusual happenings on our computers! Even now I am having some difficulty entering this comment without the page jumping or freezing. Interesting, since it only happens in instances like this.


  18. konradwp1 says:

    “-OR- Bill Priestap saw the bus coming and is assisting the swamp-draining DC”

    I see this as a strong possibility. The OIG investigation seems to have been very successful. So successful that they feel the need to engage in the controlled release of info before the full public release of findings so as not to overwhelm the public.

    Remember, there were white-hats at the FBI threatening to resign over Comey’s rushed 14 hour “investigation” of the Wiener emails. Priestap is not a white-hat, but he may have been smart enough to know that the “insurance policy” plan could backfire badly if discovered. If he is cooperating with OIG, he must know he can’t save his job, but only avoid serious charges.

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    • gary says:

      seems that page may have been trying to talk struck and mccabe out of their ‘insurance policy’ she may be a weak link in their silence too.in other thoughts, i think this will all go back to john brennan as the mastermind.


    • senda72 says:

      From the article ~ “The one thing they sort of miss on is his wife, Sabina Menschel, who is not just some consultant, but the current head of the D.C. office of Nardello & Co. That’s the top private-eye firm in the Beltway.”

      Liked by 1 person

  19. G. Combs says:

    Freddy says: “….what I’d like to know is whom do any of these guys fear. If they are shaking in their boots who is it that scares them……”

    Perhaps the US military. This may also be why Bill Priestap has gone ‘missing’

    As Joe S says: “…The problem with “reimbursing” Steel is that the reimbursements are going to include payments to foreign operatives-Russian foreign operatives. I.E., the FBI paid/reimbursed (REIMBURSED EQUALS BRIBED FOREIGN OPERATIVES FOR INFO) Russians to provide unsubstantiated dirt on then candidate DJT-S-H-O-C-K-I-N-G!…”

    And then there is Hillary not only having an unsecured Email server but going so far as to LEAVE HARD COPIES in CHINA, RUSSIA and INDIA and possibly other countries!

    That is straight up TREASON! Remember Obummer declared Russia an enemy state and now we find that both Russia and China are the powers behind nuclear weaponization of North Korea and Iran. (The Obama administration is acknowledging its transfer of $1.7 billion to Iran earlier this year was made entirely in cash, using non-U.S. currency LA Times)

    So why do they have to worry about the military?

    ACLU: December 2011 President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law

    “[…]“President Obama’s action today is a blight on his legacy because he will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law,” said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director. “The statute is particularly dangerous because it has no temporal or geographic limitations, and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield. The ACLU will fight worldwide detention authority wherever we can, be it in court, in Congress, or internationally.”

    Under the Bush administration, similar claims of worldwide detention authority were used to hold even a U.S. citizen detained on U.S. soil in military custody, and many in Congress now assert that the NDAA should be used in the same way again….

    The bill also contains provisions making it difficult to transfer suspects out of military detention, which prompted FBI Director Robert Mueller to testify that it could jeopardize criminal investigations. It also restricts the transfers of cleared detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to foreign countries for resettlement or repatriation, making it more difficult to close Guantanamo, as President Obama pledged to do in one of his first acts in office.[…]”

    A bit more clarity from a student-run publication and online resource of the American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Center).

    “[…]section 1031 offers no exemption for American citizens from the discretionary authorization of the U.S. Government to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without charge or trial. Though supporters and critics disagree on whether the new law is a positive step, they agree that it will mean much more than maintaining the status quo. Instead, the law enshrines military authority to detain and imprison civilians anywhere in the world, without formal charges or trial.. The power to detain is so broad that U.S. citizens may now be taken by the military from any “battlefield.” In support of the bill, Senator Lindsey Graham explained that it will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield” and that people can be imprisoned without charge or trial whether American citizens or not. Senator Graham elaborated that if a U.S. citizen is “thinking about helping al-Qaeda,” then they are an “enemy combatant” and are not entitled to legal representation.

    For the past ten years, the indefinite detention system created by the Patriot Act has created a tenuous human rights situation for foreign nationals. The NDAA now extends the danger of human rights violations to U.S. citizens[…]” http://hrbrief.org/2012/03/new-national-defense-authorization-act-authorizes-indefinite-detention-of-u-s-citizens/

    Fast and Furious…. Benghazi… Uranium One (US Uranium ==> Russia ==> Iraq or N.Korea…)


    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      What is further of interest is that thus far this legal provision does not seem to have been used against any of the ISIS-inspired murderers apprehended in the U.S., whether American citizens or not. All are charged (and presumably will be tried or plead) in civillian court.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. konradwp1 says:

    I’m a regular Tree House reader, but an infrequent contributor, not being a US citizen.

    I am impressed with the analytic skills of regular contributors. Yes, it appears black hats from DOJ and FBI did shop manufactured “evidence” to an FISA judge (probably Contreras) to inappropriately obtain an FISA warrant to spy on Trump, and the entrapment of Flynn shows this spying continued after the election. I understand this is huge (although there are not enough names implicated on the DOJ side yet).

    My question to Treepers goes to another matter. Sealed cases before US courts. I have downloaded archived PACER records showing an unusual number of sealed cases before US courts. Normally around 1000 sealed cases would be filed in a year. Over 4000 in November 2017 seems highly unusual. Further, these cases seem to be spread across all federal districts. What is going on?

    Yes, these filings seem to coincide with the finalization of OIG investigations into the activities of the FBI and DOJ relating to the 2016 election. But there are simply too many cases. Do these relate to separate “leaking” investigations? Or are these matters arising from re-examination of Weiner’s laptop or the computer Imran Awan left for authorities to find before his failed attempt to flee the US?

    What is all this “sealed vs. sealed” stuff about? Can anyone help?

    Liked by 1 person

    • G. Combs says:

      Two possibles. The most likely is Drug trafficking and Human -sex slave trafficking. Remember Pizzagate and all the rumors that the CIA is funded by drug smuggling and the Clintons were involved? These maybe little fish who are now ratting out on the big fish.

      The other is the Clinton Foundation and Soros Open Society, BLM and Antifa. Again little fish who are now ratting out on the big fish.

      Liked by 1 person

    • InAz says:

      @ konradwp 1,
      Welcome to the Treehouse

      Wish I could answer the “sealed vs sealed” stuff question. I can’t.

      There are many cases and we can only hope Weiner’s laptop and especially Awan and Wasserman Schultz do not get lost in the mess. The entire Obama fraud administration did so much illegal #*€¥£÷ * it is easy to forget some of the things they did. The DNC also engaged in illegal garbage.

      It would be nice if we had the Republicans on our side to help. But that isn’t going to happen.


  21. cozette says:

    President Trump interviewed Mueller twice, the last time was the day before he was appointed to be the SC by Rosenstein. Rosenstein was also picked by President Trump and Sundance has said Rosenstein is operating as a white hat. Based on this information why are you so positive that President Trump and Rosenstein hired Mueller to impeach the president? It seems more likely that you have bought into the Art of War deception for which President Trump is so famous. If nothing else, why not be less adamant about your outsider, arm chair opinion and wait to see how things unfold?

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  22. G. Combs says:

    Let me elaborate on the “indefinite detention without charge or trial” and TREASON.

    During the entire Obummer admin. The USA had troops in the middle east and in Afghanistan. That makes treason very easy to ID

    Ҥ2381. Treason
    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”

    Obama had a Muslim Brotherhood/Communist handler, Valerie Jarrett. — SEE: Judicial Watch link Obama was also very very lack in getting actual laws passed to cover for his anti-American activities.

    Hillary also had a Muslim Brotherhood handler, Huma.
    The Podesta emails show it was KNOWN by Hillary that the Saudis and Qutar were financing terrorists. Yet Clinton accepted Yuge donations to the Clinton Foundation.

    Judicial Watch has up NEW emails showing Clinton Foundation Donors Receiving Special Treatment from Clinton State Department. “A number of emails show the free flow of information and requests for favors between Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation and major Clinton donors.” https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-huma-abedin-emails-reveal-transmission-classified-information-clinton-foundation-donors-receiving-special-treatment-clinton-state-department/

    Who were major donors? SAUDIS!

    A comment I read and did not save (RATS!) was from someone in Afghanistan. He said that after Clinton was Sec of State, US military in Afghanistan was ambushed so his leaders told the state department AFTER the military exercise was carried out. (Remember President Trump released our military from the micro-managing by Obummer)

    Obama sends $1.7 billion to Iran entirely in cash, using non-U.S. currency. Now President Trump finds Iran has given weapons to terrorists. Then there was Fast and Furious and Benghasi/Libia where American made weapons suddenly show up in the hands of terrorists. For example, MANPADS, shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles, suddenly show up in Afghanistan placing air support in jeopardy and a Fast and Furious gun is found at a Paris France terrorist attack.

    We only see bits and pieces, but this is a heck of a lot larger than just the Fusion GPS pee-pee dossier and unmasking.

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    • Leane Kamari says:

      Re the cash to Iran, I read years ago that the US had blocked all iranian bank accounts following the US embassy hostage in 1978 – accounts amounted to over USD 1 bn. With the sanctions of nearly 40 years and the experience of trust the iranians now have in the SWIFT/USD functioning i.e. blocking and all banks wolrdwide prohibited from doing any USD SWIFT pass through with Iran – the cash figures and the sum (how much interst in 40 yrs?) could match with a heavy cash skim for someone


  23. Margaret Berger says:

    Wow Gail, what an eye opener.
    Just an observation back to Priestap. He is the operations guy, and comey the tool figurehead much like obummer/jarret. Comey is not the brightest lightbulb in the pack. I would say that Priestap’s role was known and he and his operation against President Trump was the “insurance”.


  24. huecowacko says:

    This current FBI/DOJ leadership make Robert Hanssen look like a patriot.

    Liked by 2 people

  25. J West says:

    Watching the Comey interview, I find it interesting to watch Gowdy (as much as we can see) it seems that he is trying to appear disinterested but in reality he is paying very close attention to her questions to Comey and how they are worded. I wondering if these are really his questions, but had her ask them.


    • Dixie says:

      Unfortunately you missed the extensive discussion about that at the time the questioning was taking place and shortly thereafter. You might try searching her name (at the top of the page) to see if it is archived that way.

      The general consensus is there is no way to know but you are not the first to wonder about whether the questions were his or hers. His studied disinterest while being attuned to every word was noted by many.


  26. suspect top heads at FBI are not sleeping these days

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Conservative Tree house is your guide to the sinister FBI counterintelligence operation against candidate Donald Trump.

    (disclosed the fine print of the “INSURANCE” policy against TRUMP )


  28. Bob says:

    Point: This explains the portion of Flynn’s plea agreement mentioning cooperation in subsequent legal action against other individuals. It pertains to those that have been and will be “trapped” by the IG. Specifically the circumstances surrounding the entrapment of Flynn himself by these players. I can just see Flynn in court testifying to a jury about how his “interview / interrogation” all evolved. This is also a part of the whole scheme. This, to me, much as I regret admitting it, indicates that Mueller is working with the IG.


    • Leane Kamari says:

      nop, the judge contreras recused himself after the plea deal because the cover was up meaning Flynn and his lawyer knows the indictment just flew out the window. Just read that of the IC OIG (the one supposed to be guardian for like Snowden) escorted out the building, ops surely we can exoect that Comey will turn up his twitter poems, until the next one comes up.
      Any news on Melissa Hodgman? The wife of Strzok over at the NY SEC of organized crime and money laundering? Does anybody remember during what time the hack at EDGAR happened? Could anybody alter corparte entries at EDGAR?


  29. Joan calhoun says:

    The swamp grows murkier.


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  31. The Devilbat says:

    What is needed is an investigation into the wealth and income sources of all federal employees. I understand that there are a number of dealerships in DC for many of the worlds most expensive cars such as Aston Martin and Ferrari.

    The dealers report that most of their sales are made with cash! What’s the betting that such an investigation would expose many hundreds of government employees who are living way beyond the capabilities of their paychecks?

    * * * * DRAIN THE SWAMP * * *


  32. jeans2nd says:

    Researching the current culture of the federal workforce in Washington, D.C., one is left with the impression that things have changed for the D.C. federal workforce, and not for the better.

    Case in point – the retaliation being taken against the whistleblowers. From A June 2017 podcast on FedTalk Radio –

    22;54 to 23:36
    “You actually have a unit (within OIG) to investigate allegations of of reprisal…I watched the federal workforce sort of suffer, getting like ping-ponged, getting bounced back and forth, for a long time. They would make a disclosure and, as we’ve all said, it is unlawul to retaliate, and I would have people call me, or clients say to me “but they can’t do that to me, it’s unlawful.” I’d be like, well I know what the law is, but that’s different than human nature. And human nature unfortunately, in the federal workforce, is becoming more of a culture of, um, of unfortunately, of retaliating.”

    Obama prosecuted more “leakers” than every other previous president combined. Journalists were also prosecuted. How many of those “leakers” were actually whistleblowers?

    One is left with the impression that the federal workforce during Obama changed from a culture of uninspired, unchallenged do-nothings to a culture of fear, enabled by the known corruption of the top guys.

    Perhaps Priestap woke up and decided it was time for some real change.
    Did you know there are some real challenges being given to those fed workers now? That evil Jared Kushner was back in D.C. on Thurs 15 Dec 2017.

    White House sending teams of experts to modernize agency IT systems
    “The Trump administration’s plan to modernize and secure federal IT systems and data came together this week.”

    “The latest piece of the trifecta dropped Thursday as the White House’s Office of American Innovation detailed its centers of excellence (CoE) initiative to take on the infrastructure and legacy systems challenge.”

    They started with Sonny Perdue, Agriculture, and plan to roll the IT program out to the rest of the gov beginning Jan 2018. 70% of fed IT budgets were being spent on legacy systems maintenance.

    —>>>From the whistleblower podcast, protection of whistleblowers has been placed with the OIG.

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  33. BMG says:

    Priestap is probably on the on-deck circle for questioning. IG working from the bottom up.


  34. Anon says:

    Well, someone has been feeding trump information. Either that or Trump is from the future. Dare we ask, is Preistap our guy?


  35. Virgo says:

    Apologies if this has been covered before, but something does not add up with the constant references to “retired” British intelligence operative, Steele. I don’t think you retire in the normal sense of the word, in that line of work.

    Certainly, it is an odd way to retire, to then get embroiled in a foreign election. Consequently, I would expect the British government to know all about his involvement, which puts another dimension of nastiness into this whole affair.

    I don’t have any privileged info here, just don’t believe the “retirement” part of the narrative.


  36. Jim says:

    You are assuming the gang od eight did not already know about the counterintelligence op against Trump…..


    • Maquis says:

      Wonder whose ears McCain had been whispering in. Hard to believe that clown could contain his glee at being such a burr in America’s backside.


  37. brh82 says:

    William Ford, the unspoken truth of why Mueller was hired! I love Plain-Speak like that. Seems as if everyone is afraid of plain-speak, like if we actually say it, we will find it’s true and then the party is over.


  38. Maquis says:

    Stellar, as always, but I do think in your outline it would help for people to recognize the skill set of Mrs Ohr, the reason that F-GPS hired her and why she was such a good fit for working this conspiracy hand in hand with Brit Spy Steele: she is a Russia Specialist.

    Clearly, she was also an effective go-between for the Black Hats. Even dabbling in spycraft. But the single point I think could help reality click in the minds of the uninitiated is simply that she has schooling and experience as a Russia specialist. I forget the flavor of her resumé, but I’m going to presume Full Tilt Left.

    Thanks so much for keeping us up to speed. This is getting exciting. What wonderful Christmas Presents might we receive this year! 😈


  39. What’s hard to understand is how the Trump hires Wray and Sessions are sitting back and allowing those same people who concocted this scheme to continue to work, in fact they are in charge of the investigation into Trump. This is crazy. Why haven’t these people been taken out in cuffs.


  40. If Trump goes down at the hands off this investigation because he didn’t have the political guts to kill it, then it’s on him.


  41. Sherwood says:

    The enterprising hackers at 4chan discovered yesterday that Nellie Ohr was granted a ham radio license on May 23, 2016, about the time that Sabina Menschel was hired by Fusion GPS. I guess she was getting bored, what with her husband being a Very Important Person, and wanted to try a new hobby 😀
    You can look it up at the FCC website.


  42. susanphd says:

    brilliant information. thanks.


  43. Michael Kennedy says:

    Great article! Please keep up the good work! Although it seems we will all have an opportunity to learn more of the “Memo”!is soon released, I am very interested in learning more about the surveillance that was being conducted BEFORE July 2016. From various resources I believe the FISA warrant was nothing more than an attempt at a legal “cover” for previous surveillance with no warrant being conducted at our request by British Intelligence (MI6) and being run out of Fort Meade, MD after previous FISA applications were denied. The later successful FISA approval was simply an attempt to “clean up the mess.” Most interesting is going to be WHO specifically was able to gain the cooperation of MI6 for participation in an operation that they had to know could have incredible political repercussions and future political fallout of ever discovered. This would require approval at the highest levels one could assume! Hope to see more articles…great to see that all media outlets aren’t ignoring what’s sure to be the biggest political scandal in history!


  44. mutantbeast says:

    Preistep is also the only Comey FBI 7th floor member still on the job. Seems Comey apparently wanted to make Preistep the fall guy when Priestep was being kept out of the loop by everyone else, from his boss Comrade Commie to Yapping Sally Yates.


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