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.

Why?

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’…

  BIG UGLY

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

  1. MaineCoon says:

    Are we sure Priestap isn’t Russian? Sure looks Russian to me.

    Liked by 5 people

  2. Minnie says:

    Thank you, Sundance, for the timeline and analysis. There is much to comprehend and it is overwhelming.

    However, what sticks out are the particular dates from April through July, 2016.

    Were those not the dates Comey prepared his exoneration of cankles? When the wording was changed? Even before her “interview” in July?

    I can’t explain why but these particular dates in the timeline are screaming at me.

    The worst corruption in our lifetimes.

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  3. MJ says:

    President Trump is a man of great patience and showing that HE follows the law. When the federal courts ruled that the immigrant ban was blocked (along with many other rulings against him), he did not go against the ruling but let the system work. I feel that he has been scrupulous in working within the system because you can not reform the system and not work within its constraints. I just hope that his health holds and that he wins a second term to complete some of the great work that needs to be done.

    Liked by 12 people

    • thinkthinkthink says:

      I’ve rarely seen a man the age our wonderful President that has as much vitality and drive. Wow.

      Liked by 8 people

    • starfcker says:

      Yes, MJ. President Trump is not a member of the burn-it-down brigade. He knows we have the best system ever devised, and he knows the marxist goal has been to tear down that system. Rip up the corruption, and let the system survive. He’s been talking about this for a long time

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      • Esperanza says:

        The morgue they have at destroying it makes me realise how good it is. It’s a miracle it exists. It is so strong and we’ll designed.

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  4. WSB says:

    Sarah Carter is on Hannity at the moment. She just mentioned 7th Floor collusion!

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  5. trapper says:

    Here’s a possible scenario. You’re a straight up Special Agent, with a brilliant career trajectory prosecuting bad guys and terrorists. You’ve risen as you hoped, and your next logical move would be to go back to DC to head up FBI counterintelligence. One day you get the call. You show up in DC in January, 2016, to take over as head of counterintelligence. But soon it all falls apart.

    Up close Comey turns out to be a real douchebag, and the number two guy under you is a dweeb with James Bond delusions who’s cheating on his wife. He’s running his own renegade operations, and your scumbag boss knows all about it and is apparently in on it. Shit. What in the world was I thinking? I was happy in the field office. Now what? Quit and go to work for my wife? Screw that. I’m not flushing my career over these scumbags. I need a rabbi. Where’s Horowitz’ number? Got it.

    Or not. We Midwesterners always seem to want to believe the best about people. We’ll find out soon enough. Fun to play.

    By the way, Sundance, I notice you now describe this not as a counterintelligence “investigation,” but as an “operation.” This is a profound change and appears completely accurate. FBI was indeed running an “operation” against the Trump campaign and presidency.

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  6. Ziiggii says:

    Our system is so eff’d up! We got CIA / NSA doing domestic intel work (supposed to only be doing it internationally) AND FBI doing cointel work against the opposition party instead of the actual bad guys domestically.

    Repeal the Patriot Act and redo the “good” parts. Then let’s just kill the CIA and fold it’s directive into Military Intelligence and completely re-write the FBI directive.

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  7. pmdea says:

    While Horowitz is looking at the FBI, just hope a similar investigation/review is going on at the CIA – after Brennan’s infection…we may not here if there is.

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  8. woohoowee says:

    -snip-

    After graduating from Harvard Business School, Sabina served as a Special Advisor in the Directorate of Intelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s headquarters in Washington, DC. In that capacity, she worked with senior management to refine and strengthen the FBI’s intelligence gathering capabilities and implement its intelligence transformation efforts in response to the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission

    http://www.nardelloandco.com/executive-leadership-senior-staff/sabina-menschel/

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  9. OKPatriot says:

    When I woke up this morning I thought today is Friday, wonder what we will find out today.

    Liked by 5 people

  10. Bill Robbins says:

    Now that we got this one just about all wrapped-up, what really happened in Vegas?

    Liked by 10 people

  11. burnett044 says:

    Some things are just too rotten to even try and save….a new broom sweeps clean

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Not to be shallow. But those chompers on Ms Page. Ouch!

    Liked by 4 people

  13. 4harrisonblog says:

    Hat tip to Sundance. Please write a book “The Big Ugly”.
    I visit a number of right leaning site and your blog gets quite a few links and heads up. All positive for a great work product. You write that book I want a signed copy. 🙂

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  14. wheatietoo says:

    Another great report, Sundance. Thank you!

    The look on Admiral Rogers face, in the Stefanik video, is very…telling.
    Anyone else notice that?

    It’s at the 2:45 mark.
    It’s right as Comey says…”Because of the sensitivity of the matter.”
    Adm Rogers is stoic throughout the session, but at that moment something flashes across his face as though it touched a nerve.

    No one else seems to be talking about Priestap…except our Sundance, who is connecting the dots and asking all the right questions.

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  15. fleporeblog says:

    SD has been fantastic with this topic! What makes me laugh 😆 is the fact that these POS never ever thought our President was going to win. Peter Strzok #2 in the FBI in the counterintelligence team was dumb enough to text his POS Whore and vice a versa on a government issued phone. Once again there was no way our President was going to win.

    As we all celebrated on November 9, 2016, these POS must have felt like their world was just flipped upside down. They still had confidence that their messiah was going to take care of everything. When our President sent that tweet out saying that Barry had wiretapped Trump Tower, these POS realized that the pendulum was beginning to swing back the other way. They thought Mueller was going to save the day. They now realize that is going up in smoke.

    Now their insides are beginning to eat them alive! They are having to drink themselves to bed at night because their minds won’t allow them to sleep.

    The anticipation of Death 💀 is far worse than Death 💀 itself!

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  16. MVW says:

    It all looks like hardball negotiation so that legislation will be passed, only the DhimmiRats have not gotten the memo. Dhimmi’s are playing a game of chicken.

    Get taxes passed. Nothing can happen until then.

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  17. WSB says:

    Frightening. Looks like ‘Bill’ is teaching your children.

    https://american.nslcleaders.org/2016/06/29/mr-bill-priestap/

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  18. WSB says:

    Banned for posting info about Bill Priestep on 4chan. Weird!

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  19. Southpaw says:

    I was skeptical before but I’m starting to smell that the IG or Nunes will recommend grand jury. I think the head of the executive branch’s will agree to root out the corruption within his constutionally mandated division of government.

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  20. Southrider says:

    My guess is Nellie is Vlad’s girl. We had a bunch of self righteous lack wits plotting sedition and Vlad had a player at the table from the beginning. His comments yesterday were to twist the knife in Muller and Comey while laughing at them.

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  21. InAz says:

    I was just reading comments on other sites regarding Strzok, Ohr, etc

    The Marxist idiots still believe Russia hacked the voting machines, President Trump colluded with Russia, the accusations against Strzok et al are a cover for President Trump’s crimes, Clinton’s private server was not illegal,
    Obama was the most honest, transparent president ever, etc.

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    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Their puppet masters are already prepping them with the psy op rallying cries….No One Is Above the Law, Constitutional Crisis, Rule of Law being Subverted…………it’s going to take one of the major players actually admitting the Conspiracy before a few of them will believe it, IMO

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      • Ziiggii says:

        ”Constitutional Crisis”

        Speaking of which….

        Former US Attorney: Comey Threw Case Against Hillary Clinton – We Are in a Constitutional Crisis (VIDEO)http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/former-us-attorney-comey-threw-case-hillary-clinton-constitutional-crisis-video/

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        • kroesus says:

          we have been in a very public constitutional crisis since 20 Jan 2009 when a known illegal POTUS was allowed to assume the reins and appoint judiciary conduct wars and fight wars all against the law and US Constitution…or if you prefer we could go back to 1863 when THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA corporation was created replacing the old constitutional republic by a similar name allowing an ever increasing involvement of European bankers in our domestic policy OR their remaking of our economic and political system with the implementation of unratified 16th and 17th Amendments and passage of the unconstitutional Federal Reserve Banking Act

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  22. Uncle Max says:

    I’m thinking they are letting him twist maybe. He knows they’ve fingered above and below him… I cannot imagine the panic texts, emails and phone calls in the DC area the lat 4 months. It is all unraveling… If the IG is worth his salt, he’s sweating these corrupt bastards with disinformation, interviews and taps . and I’m loving the thought that all these jerks have to be cognizant of their peril. heh. awesome.

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  23. 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…… Name me one. Do they fear an indictment or a letter from Grassley or a tongue lashing from Gowdy maybe the gang of 8 on the committee who are toothless. It must be old Jeff sleepin behind the shed they are scared of… This is all fun but in reality Rosey won’t bother them and a quick demotion will satisfy any RINO so who is Elliot Ness………

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      They fear their handlers…the ones calling the shots. If they squeal or get caught red handed, I do believe they fear for their lives. The ones higher up do not tolerate any insinuation or the law being even close to getting them. The congress, FBI, DOJ, are small potatoes compared to the ones running the show.
      Think Mafia..anyone getting remotely close to the big bosses are gone..disappear. This is exactly the Clintons have done for years. Anyone getting close to ratting on her/Bill or knows too much gets “Arkancided”. The big boys respect that. But IMHO I believe Hillery’s days are numbered….she owes too much money for favors she cannot deliver.

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    • WSB says:

      Clintons have a high success rate if you rat.

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  24. trialbytruth says:

    Help. This is drivering me mad.

    Every original source I can find on these texts presents this particular text this way

    Clinton probe

    “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,” Strzok texted on Aug. 15, 2016.

    That would mean Lisa presented in Andy’s office. Are we assuming to much. Is it possible this was Lisa’s plan.

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    • WSB says:

      Yes, no one is mentioning this. I picked up on this immediately. Lisa is not the innocent female bystander, as everyon thinks the female is. She was the one with the ‘plan’. Peter was the one with the ‘insurance policy’.

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    • zephyrbreeze says:

      I thought he meant Lisa presented the path for how it all falls apart for Trump.

      The MSM was constantly talking about the path to 270. Path to 270, Path, path. Then it’s used in this context. So unless the FBI folks commonly used this term in their discussion about process, I thought it was another discussion about “the path.”

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      • trialbytruth says:

        The path you through out sounds more active to me then passive. After all there were no paths for him to so paths to defeat would have been plural.

        But I do see your point.

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        • WSB says:

          Lisa had the path laid out for Trump NOT getting elected. Strzok had the insurance policy. A Super Duo!

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          IMO she was testing commitment to the plan. Make sure nobody is getting cold feet.

          This fake-dossier-to-spy-rights-to-gotcha plan was decided WAY above these people. There is no way this Page gal is going to be in some meeting – even with McCabe as the highest person there – and they’re going to back out of some monstrous plan with a thousand gears bigger than all of them – because some lower-level unknown attorney at the FBI (who happens to be in the cat-bird seat to watch the plan) suggests it’s not needed because of “whatever”. No – no way. She is in no position to shut it down. Even McCABE was in no position to shut this stuff down.

          The Obozo Swamp is 100% top down. Even in the BAYOU off the far end of the swamp, top-down was 100%.

          This was orders, orders, orders all the way down, and Tooth Fairy was there to make sure Affair Boy went through with his part. Meanwhile, SHE prepares her deniability so that THE AGENCY and CANKLES don’t get caught. Because everything she was reporting was going back to the high priests and priestesses of American communism.

          BTW – I AM curious what her alternative scenario involved. It may not have been passive – it may have just looked passive to the FBI, who could well have been out of the loop on OTHER CIA plans to win it for Cankles.

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          • MM says:

            Plotting and scheming 24/7 it seems.

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          • 🍺Gunny says:

            Wolfmoon,
            This is what I’m talkin about…you hit it on the head…there are people way above these callin the shots…

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          • trialbytruth says:

            Wolfmoon Are you suggesting she was a honey pot or just a nervous co-conspirator?

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            • wolfmoon1776 says:

              I’m suggesting the actual conspiracy is far above this gang of chumps, and Lisa Page is the only person in the room who isn’t as much of a useful idiot as the rest, although she is still a useful idiot in her own way. Thus, she would be:

              – honeypot manipulator and minder for Strzok

              – keeping an eye on the chumps

              – keeping a CIA wire in the room, on the phone, and around the situation

              I believe any nervousness on her part is BS, fake, and part of plausible deniability setup.

              These white males in the room are all supposed to fall in the event of a problem. They are PAWNS, IMO. McCabe, Mueller, Comey, Priestap, Strzok. Pawns every one of them.

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              • trialbytruth says:

                Interesting take I can see where that could be inferred by her damsel.in distress demeamer. Reminds me of a woman who approached me at a bar once. Incredible vulnerable until she found out I wasnt looking for a date.

                Assuming you are right who is her puppet master or a least the next level of handler. Any guessesf level next the least at or is master puppet the who any guesses.

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                • wolfmoon1776 says:

                  I think the chain leads from Page through the CIA and then back to both Team Obama and Team Hillary. This depends on my theory that the CIA was badly infected with moles who had operational ability even at the point where Kennedy was killed, and that they effectively came into operational freedom under Obama suck-up Brennan.

                  Part of my thinking is the expertise Page shows and a gut feeling about her – part is that it makes the most operational sense to cut off any inquiry outside the “chump chain” at the level where it would be illegal to reveal her status if known. I can speculate that she’s CIA all I want from here, but once I found out that she really was CIA, it’s an automatic dead end, and I can’t say. Very convenient to keep it under wraps.

                  Notice that once things can’t be disclosed outside the gang of 8, it’s over, besides stings, because the communists control that, too. So they have (IMO, effectively) the CIA, and if it touches the CIA, it gets revealed to a group that contains 3-4 actual communists (Pelosi, Schumer, Feinstein), 1 fellow traveler or commie (Schiff), two compromised (McConnell, Ryan), and only two patriots (Nunes, Burr). Once they get things thrown there, it’s on their turf.

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                • trialbytruth says:

                  For what its worth Page was a member of Comets skinny group. I am looking for a roster for that group so far no go. I wonder if Comey IDed them all in testimonies. Sounds like the core of the conspiracy at justice.

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                • wolfmoon1776 says:

                  Yes – Lisa Page was there ALL ALONG as Hillary was exonerated. She is a constant in the exoneration and (it was hoped) return to power of Hillary Clinton.

                  Crooked lawyers are a favorite of these people.

                  From the WaPo:

                  During the Clinton email investigation, Page was a regular participant when Comey would hold “skinny group’’ meetings on the case — a small collection of advisers who gathered to address sensitive cases, according to people familiar with the case.

                  Why wasn’t this woman advising Strzok that he should have recused? Why wasn’t she advising Comey that changing gross negligence to equivalent wording didn’t remove the crime? Why wasn’t she doing her JOB?

                  I say it’s because her REAL JOB was to brainwash these people into doing exactly what they did, not what they were supposed to do.

                  Question of the day: who ELSE was she sleeping with?

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    • Iron Lady says:

      I read it that Lisa thinks Clinton is a shoe-in – has a wide path to an electoral victory, just as most dems did at the time. But Strzok doesn’t want to take even a small chance. He wants a pro-active insurance policy.

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      • trialbytruth says:

        I guess the more interesting question is did Lisa normally hang out in Andy’s office.

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      • trialbytruth says:

        I guess the more interesting question is did Lisa normally hang out in Andy’s office.

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      • Mike says:

        thats how i read it as well.

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      • tails6 says:

        Agree and add that Strzok is wanting an insurance policy to protect against as yet unidentified actions on their part. The alleged crime of the insurance policy is what most focus on currently. The real crimes will probably dwarf this.

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          I agree. There is rumor that the CIA had a huge election-night fix for Cankles that got blocked. Just rumor, but more and more evidence suggests that Hillary and the DNC were basically working as a team with the Obama administration. Knowing how corrupt both Team HRC and the DNC were, it’s not hard to imagine ANY kind of cheating being the job of either a small group in the CIA, or a group of CIA contractors.

          I think this will make Watergate – viewed either as Nixon’s corruption, the Democrats’ trap, or both – look like nothing much.

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    • mimbler says:

      I read that as she was drinking the kool aid and presented the current thinking that Trump had no path to victory. That is what the media was broadcasting,

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    • woohoowee says:

      I’ve wondered who else in that meeting was putting out and what they were. All three of them? Were more people present?

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  25. g.w says:

    It’s just too obvious. The formerly unknown names being thrown out is just political chaff to confuse the the legal radar, Priestap is being protected. We, nor even DJT, understood formerly of the height, depth and breadth of the political corruption in DC. Now we do. Being made aware of it may be all that we see come of all that’s been made known. We only suspected it before. Looks like somebody is thumbing their noses at “we the people.”

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  26. rf121 says:

    These idiots are in Counter Intelligence. I learned long ago from my dad, “To write, is to incriminate”. And yet these fools are texting, email, using gov’t phones. All monitored by NSA and not thinking it would be discovered.

    Oh, they thought Hildabeast would get elected and no one would care. Oops.

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  27. ray76 says:

    Hang ’em all! Hang ’em high… and slow.

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  28. Sean Supsky says:

    Bill, the eye of the needle.

    I recently learned that the reference was to the small gate for entry into the city after hours. It was just the right size for normal folks, but merchants could not fit their cargo through. hence the rich man fitting through the eye of a needle.

    So back to the original point.

    It is obviously that this guy has been fingered. All others around him have been named and outed. As sundance says, this guy hasn’t been. Other posters have suggested that he’s a singer, that he was left out, or any number of possibilities.

    So how is my theory different than those already posted?

    Comey threw him under the bus.

    He was not out of the loop.

    Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were aware of him and kept him out of their loop with McCabe.

    McCabe has not thrown him under the bus, that I know of, as of yet.

    So, is this guy a secret operative?

    Could he really be patriotic?

    Could his target actually be the shadow government and obama?

    Remember, he was an investigator in Chicago.

    Basically, is this guy a white hat working with the IG and the new DOJ/FBI?

    All I can say is this guy doesn’t give off vibes as being dirty unlike all of the other players exposed and unexposed.

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  29. kpm58 says:

    Ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies.

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  30. Apfelcobbler says:

    Very occasionally, a very high ranking official caries 2 portfolios – such a person is planted high up within another agency. Others here may know exactly who is aware of these situations, but in any case, employees of the target agency have no idea. I believe the President may be informed, but can’t recall for certain.

    Priestap sounds like a very good candidate for this rare situation.

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  31. POP says:

    They’ll all walk except Strzok who will be allowed to resign to spend more time with his family.
    The tragedy of modern America is the UniParty establishment cares about nothing except continuation of itself by keeping the sheep calm.
    The media will ensure the sheep are kept calm.

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  32. Bob McDoulett says:

    Well, either “Bill” has several aliases or not and either we have a rule of law or not. Either the information presented to the public ifs false or it is treasonous No one expected the suspension of the constitution at the beginning of the Civil War. And today, well there doesn’t seem to be an alternative to martial law. I suppose as a country we are done, the democrats are by definition “Benedict Arnold”. It perhaps was the most Nobel experiment in history, undone by Marx/Engels and the failure to integrate the slaves into complete American culture. What would the logical term used to describe the fate of Custer and the 7th be today?
    A portion of a line from the Zulu song of praise – Bayette, USA.
    Thank you democrats. s/

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  33. Iron Lady says:

    Hard for him to be a white hat since he has some responsibility for the Uranium One deal. Gotta keep that under wraps.

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  34. freddy says:

    no grand jury or special counsel means no one will pay any price. Who would appoint a grand jury and who would investigate any of the FBI crew. Themselves they look into each other. So is this a complete waste of time. Who will go after Gloria and her daughter for payouts…No one……This is why I don’t follow this much anymore……..

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    • cozette says:

      Freddy why are you being such a defeatist just when all of the corruption is FINALLY being outed? President Trump is now in charge which means WE are. His people head all of the agencies. We have control of both houses of Congress even though the GOP is corrupted too it allows patriots like Nunes, Jordan and Grassley to cooperated with the President to clean house. President Trump is famously ruthless and unrelenting and the rats all know it. Hollywood is being destroyed, the fake media, the corrupt FBI and DOJ and soon the IC and Obama WH and Clintons. You should be ecstatic and yet you’re not. Why? Its as if you never read American history and believe that the patriots won the Revolutionary War in a single day or in a few months. Buck up! Get working on the 2018 elections NOW.

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  35. zephyrbreeze says:

    Looks like Priestap is probably a German name.

    I looked at the census records of people name Priestap and a majority had parents born in Germany. At this link just by hovering over the title of each document you can see a summary of the information.

    https://www.ancestry.com/search/categories/cen_1900/?name=_Priestap&name_x=1_1

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  36. Chickficshun says:

    I’m afraid that everyone pinning their hopes on the IG report are going to be sorely disappointed.
    No one, and I mean no one is going to cross the Clintons. In the history of this country, there has never been a set of people like them, who have compromised the integrity of whomever they ensnare in their circle. They were and remain the greatest polluter of the basic laws of country and of decency. They are socialpaths.
    People simply won’t cross them. Even Obama wouldn’t cross them.

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      No one has crossed the Clinton’s yet and survived. As I stated previously only the ones handling the Clinton’s will decide if they live or die. The Clinton’s may be on our “high list” to prosecute, but the Clinton’s owe a lot of people favors…She lost…she was supposed to win..there could be serious consequences.

      Kinda Like: “OK Hillery, you lost…what are you going to do to fix this”?..May be a major reason why she is so desperate to take President down. Her life depends on it.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I’m not so sure. Their time seems to have passed. Kristin Gillibrand seems to be “bravely” stepping up to call out her pal, Bill Clinton despite begging for his help with her campaign for Senate, and Donna Brazille had been long time buds.

      I suspect with the cash flow stopped, their influence may be waning. And I just read something about the Clinton Foundation being done, shuttered, closed for business.

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      • 🍺Gunny says:

        This is what I was referring to..they owe and cannot pay…Taking your point in mind, maybe their handlers are saying: “OK you’ve done enough, now just disappear” “Stay off the stage”
        I dunno…you just don’t mess with the ones way up their…the handlers..

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    • Southpaw says:

      The IG would be investigating the department, in this case FBI and Justice. It was their jobs to investigate the emails and server.

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    • cozette says:

      No one crosses the Clintons? What alternative universe do you live in? DJT DID cross her and the Bush cabal too and in case you haven’t been following the news DJT is now our President. Buck up and celebrate.

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  37. MaineCoon says:

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    • youme says:

      FBI agents are loaded:

      An FBI counterterrorism supervisor had his gun and pricey watch stolen by an “exotic dancer,” after a boozy night at a North Carolina hotel, according to a new report.

      FBI unit chief Robert Manson met a woman at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte the night of July 9 and awoke the next day to find she’d swiped his Glock .40-caliber handgun, Rolex and about $60 in cash, police said.

      A police report obtained by the Times and filed by another agent, Kevin Thurman, identified the watch as a $6,000 Rolex Explorer, and said the theft occurred sometime between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.

      https://nypost.com/2017/11/09/fbi-supervisor-wakes-to-find-handgun-rolex-swiped-by-exotic-dancer/

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    • phoenixRising says:

      His wife is Sabina Menschel, daughter of Goldman Sachs Richard L. Menschel – she probably has a few coins lying around… and she has a job that pays alot more than the FBI

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  38. youme says:

    Priestap declares in this filing that he supervised the hillary clinton server investigation:

    https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000015e-7d5e-dad5-a77f-7dff70500001

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Interesting.

      Any of you out there who have knowledge of this kind of thing know if this makes sense? To have the Director of Counterintelligence supervising the Hillary email server investigation?

      I would think that of that as a “regular crime” which is ignoring the law regarding government documents so that you set up a homebrew server and hide government docs from public view and then broadening into not handling classified docs properly.

      Does that seem like a counterintelligence “matter?”

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      • Ziiggii says:

        Does that seem like a counterintelligence “matter”?

        You mean other than the fact that there was suspicion that this ‘homebrew email server’ was hacked by foreign intelligence agencies? Or worse setup to be easily ‘hacked’ to sell off US intel?

        Sounds like a cointel job to me…!?!

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          In my memory banks, it seems like there was some period of time between the discovery of the homebrew server and the suspicion that it was hacked by foreign intelligence, but perhaps not. And probably for anyone in the business that would be an almost immediate concern, I suppose.

          Just wondered if it was fishy that Hillary’s case was placed in the hands of the people at Counterintelligence who seem so compromised rather than given to a different division for investigation.

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      • Sean Supsky says:

        Absolutely. She intentionally left her server unsecured for foreign agents to infiltrate unimpeded.

        Counter intelligence indeed. Her pay to p,ay schemes was in effect giving away country secrets. The Rosens, I believe were executed for that.

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  39. albrevin says:

    Honestly, if you think about it “Russia” is the code name for the whole operation. “Russia” does not refer to the nation we usually think of. No, when Priestap says “Russia” interfered in our election… he’s referring to himself and his comrades at the DOJ. “Russia” is the name of the deep state operation. “Russia” is the name of the “insurance” policy.

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  40. Sylvia Avery says:

    Interesting lengthy article by Gregg Jarrett, FOX’s legal analyst. He dissects the various elements of the conspiracy and coup against PDJT and the circumstantial evidence that we currently have, which is a lot. It is a pretty comprehensive, orderly breakdown of the events and points out the smoking gun.

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/12/15/gregg-jarrett-did-fbi-and-justice-department-plot-to-clear-hillary-clinton-bring-down-trump.html

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  41. Joe S says:

    As quoted above:
    “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.”

    I am beginning to think that the question of whether “paying” Steele has been parsed. I mean that the FBI is eventually going to say that they did not “pay” Steele, but they reimbursed expenses.

    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!

    Conclusion: the FBI, Hillary for president and the DNC, through a law firm who contracted with an opposition research firm, who hired a former British intel agent who worked directly with the DOJ colluded to frame then candidate DJT!

    WTF! There has NEVER BEEN a scandal even close to this that has been exposed!

    The next problem is that there is a connection that has not been seriously vetted yet. That connection is that there was a MASSIVE intel unmasking operation going on at the same time. It is almost assuredly connected to this and includes all of the Obama administration intelligence agencies including NSA, CIA, and DNI, and goes into the Whitehouse and State Department (Samantha Powers). What if the connection is established here?

    This was a full court press utilizing every government agency against candidate DJT, President-Elect DJT, and PDJT.

    What a thing-RIGHT?

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  42. zephyrbreeze says:

    No wonder she allegedly said, “We’re all going to hang from nooses.”

    At the least.

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  43. youme says:

    Priestap had a “rabbi” right from the beginning of his career. 5 years after becoming an agent, he is a supervisor. 3 years later he is made an “ASAC”, assistant special agent in charge, 6 years later he is a section chief and then 1 year after that he is a Special Agent in Charge.

    The guy spent 5 years on the street. I would bet he never made a case, never worked undercover, really never paid his dues. He was too busy getting promoted. A fair haired boy. Guys like that go out of their way to avoid trouble. Never dirty their hands.
    .

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    • suejeanne1 says:

      Mike Rogers – former Congressman from Michigan and now television producer for CNN (“Declassified”) was an FBI agent in Chicago from 1989 to 1994 – it seems to me that he did not want to dirty his hands when he chaired the committee that had oversight of the State Dept. (eg., State Dept. cables from 1966 forward, Hillary putting things on her server, Benghazi).

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  44. Apfelcobbler says:

    Priestap may have been CIA before starting at the Chicago FBI in 98. Looks like he’s from Michigan – but that’s all that’s available on him – he has a low profile, as does Rosenstein’s wife.

    Gotta say, ever watch Rosenstein go into “bureacratic zombie” mode – like in the clips with Johnson lately? He hops up and down in his chair! So weird and jumpy!

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  45. WSB says:

    I cannot verify this, but Gary T Priestap kept coming up with EW. Would anyone else be able to assist? We are now in Michigan, which may account for Bill starting in Chicago. Close.

    http://www.nonprofitfacts.com/MI/Gary-T-Priestap-Charitable-Remainder-Tr-John-T-Priestap-And-E-W-Priestap-Tt.html

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  46. WSB says:

    Father still alive and an attorney? Gary T. Priestap?

    http://www.lawlink.com/attorney/620979

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  47. MAGAbear says:

    Joe DiGenova absolutely nailed the whole FBI cabal in a few minutes on Tucker’s show tonight. Best summation of what went on in a few short minutes I’ve heard yet. This is what 8 years of having a neo-communist like Obozo in control will do to our institutions.

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  48. Apfelcobbler says:

    http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/1992fbt.htm

    and

    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/209737815/ (abt 3/4 of the way down) : Miss Marilyn Straith, daughter buttons adorned the long sleeves and Eddie Priestap Jr.. the bride’s lit I of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Straith of which ended in points over her cousin, of Milford. was ring bearer.

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  49. Mickey Wasp says:

    It all links back to former VP Joe Biden…
    Think …

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