The Answers America Needs Are Behind Questions Not Being Asked…

Almost two weeks ago it was announced that U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras was mysteriously recused from the Special Counsel case against General Mike Flynn, five days after Judge Contreras accepting the initial pleading. No explanation as to ‘why’?

(Reuters) The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday. (read more)

One might think the media apparatus, or pundit proletariat writ large, might be curious about why a U.S. District Court Judge would be recused. Alas One would be wrong. The recusal angle is transparently missing from any follow-up by media; and apparently the judicial cat also has stolen the tongue of congressional curiosity. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

The story has been memory holed into the concentric whirlpool of nothingness.

We have speculated that U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras was recused, either by himself or by challenge, because he is also a FISA Court Judge and could have signed off on the October FISA warrant that led to the wiretapping and surveillance of General Flynn. However, we have received information that it wasn’t ‘by challenge’, leaving the preponderance of the motive for recusal directly upon Judge Contreras personal decision.


However, if Judge Contreras ‘recused himself’ based on the conflict within the FISA warrant he approved, the question then becomes why did he even allow himself to preside over the first hearing of General Mike Flynn’s rather odd guilty plea?

Was the September/October 2016 FISA warrant part of the evidence in the overall process charge against Mike Flynn? What are the rules of FISA warrant content in cases where the warrant leads to a prosecution?

Did Judge Contreras sit on the initial plea hearing so another judge would not see the FISA information, recognize any problems, and maybe not approve the plea?

The only two significant things that happened between the initial Mike Flynn plea hearing (December 1st) and the recusal from Judge Contreras (December 7th) was:

#1) The stories about anti-Trump FBI Agent Peter Strzok and his involvement with Fusion-GPS and Christopher Steele; and

#2) FBI Director Chris Wray appearing before the House Judicial Committee and hearing Representative Jim Jordan demand to see the 2016 FISA application.

In fact, Judge Contreras recused himself only a few hours after that House Judicial Committee hearing.

These are all just general questions that stem from Judge Contreras appearing to concede to a conflict, but doing so only AFTER the first administrative hearing on the case. If the conflict existed on December 7th 2017, such that a recusal was needed, would not that conflict exist prior to December 7th, 2017?

Apparently no-one else is in the least bit curious; and absent of anyone seeking such clarity; it leads CTH to wonder if U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras wasn’t possibly the same judge that denied the initial FISA application in June of 2016.

It’s very rare that a FISA application is denied. Considering the possibility the denial was based, in part, on the target (candidate Donald Trump) of the FISA warrant; and considering the massive ramifications within the U.S. government applying to monitor, wiretap and use surveillance upon a presidential candidate; it would not be a stretch to think Judge Contreras would establish a ‘higher threshold’ for granting such authority.

Given what we know now, that we did not know before, namely that FBI Agent Peter Strzok and DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr were part of the counterintelligence operation that began in July 2016…. and understanding that Nellie Ohr, Bruce’s wife, was working for Fusion GPS the contractor for Christopher Steele and the Russian Dossier…. ultimately hired by Hillary Clinton;…. and accepting that the information within the dossier was part of the underlying FISA application… the entire construct of the FISA application is suspect.

Adding yet another layer to that sketchy outline, today it is revealed that Peter Strzok’s mistress within the DOJ, Lisa Page, might have been the actual DOJ official to apply for the FISA warrant. (SEE HERE)

Which takes us back to U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras. Was the recusal an outcome of Contreras recognizing the concerns he expressed in the June 2016 FISA denial, that were later presumably belayed with a more narrow FISA application, evidenced in his seeing how the FISA warrant he granted being used against the defendant that appeared in his courtroom.

Did Contreras see in Flynn’s outcome – evidence of what he feared would happen? And that lead to Judge Contreras deciding to recuse himself from the case?

So many questions, and yet a transparent lack of overall curiosity around the recusal.

FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s former boss was Bill Priestap, FBI Asst. Director in charge of Counterintelligence. [The same Bill Priestap James Comey stated was the person who decided not to tell congressional oversight of the investigation] Bill Priestap’s boss was FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Directly above McCabe in the chain-of-command was FBI Director James Comey.

Inside the DOJ: Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce G Ohr’s former boss was Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. Sally Yates boss was Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

It is not coincidental that yesterday the FBI and DOJ “small group” began executing a media narrative in both an Exclusive NBC Report (Priestap) and Wall Street Journal (Strzok).  Additionally it is not coincidental that Sally Yates is protesting loudly on Twitter Today.

‘The more she spoke of her honor, the faster we counted our spoons’:

The Robert Mueller “small group” lawyer, the Special Counsel attorney that signed General Flynn’s Statement of Offense filed in U.S, District Court 12/1/2017 was “Brandon L Van Grack”. [See page #5]

When Trump transition team lawyer Kory Langhofer (Trump for America transition organization) contacted the special counsels office about the illegal and unethical way they retrieved transition team emails from the GSA. Who was he put in contact with?

It was attorney Brandon L Van Grack who was in communication with the Trump for America transition organization; and, according to the documents on this topic (pdf letter link), misrepresented (ie. lied about) the Special Counsel access to the GSA emails on 12/12/2017.

What reason would Attorney Brandon Van Grack have for taking the call from the transition attorney in the first place? and then: What reason would he have for lying about the information that was requested?

It is my belief, not speculation – but rather based on mounting evidence, a specific cast of characters -within the Mueller “Russia Election Interference” probe- were placed there specifically to protect the people behind the FBI and DOJ 2016 counterintelligence operation against candidate Donald Trump.

Accordingly, I suspect the same FBI and DOJ “small group”, the team who worked diligently to ensure Hillary Clinton was never found culpable in the 2015/2016 email investigation, also worked on the 2016 Trump counterintelligence operation (FISA wiretapping surveillance etc).

That same “small group” within the FBI and DOJ were then given the task in 2017 of covering both prior operations: A) *Clear Hillary Clinton, and B) *Counterintel op on Trump. To cover, cloud and protect the DOJ and FBI officials engaged in both operations, the “small group” is now assembled within Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel team.

Inside Mueller’s crew, the “small group” essentially works to watch over what information the Trump officials or congress could possibly be discovering…. under the auspices of investigating ‘Muh Russia’ etc. If the “small group” comes across a risky trail being followed, they work to impede, block, delay or deflect anyone from that trail.

That explains why the Special Counsel attorney that signed General Flynn’s Statement of Offense filed Dec. 1, was the same attorney who responded to the Trump transition team inquiry. Brandon L Van Grack.

This “small group” are essentially career DOJ and FBI staff lawyers and support personnel standing behind and beside the visible names we have recently become aware of: Peter Strzok, Bruce Ohr, Lisa Page, Bill Priestap, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, etc.

DAVENYIII is entirely correct when he shares:

“OIG Michael Horowitz set up the twitter account @OversightGov in May of 2017 and the OIG website in October 2017. He wants the public involved in IG findings so that the media and agencies can’t bury them.”

Oversight Investigations Website HERE

Oversight Investigative Reports HERE

Inspector General Michael Horowitz knows how the Uniparty works within the administrative state to defend itself behind closed doors and in the cover of darkness.

Follow the lead of IG Horowitz, demand sunlight.

Sunlight is the best disinfectant.


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214 Responses to The Answers America Needs Are Behind Questions Not Being Asked…

  1. sundance says:

    Liked by 25 people

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

    Excellent analysis by SD as usual. Who do we get to prove this in a court of law and will it ever happen?

    Liked by 11 people

  3. wheatietoo says:

    Sally Yates is doing what we’ve seen these other Democrat guilty dogs do…feigned ‘outrage’ and bluster about “our country”.

    It is ridiculous theatrics.
    But they all follow the same pattern:
    When facing the imminent exposure of their guilt, they go out and act like ‘conscientious patriots who are sooo concerned for our country’.

    But it’s fake. It’s all an act.

    Liked by 44 people

    • MM says:

      Guilty dogs bark the loudest.

      Liked by 21 people

    • dissonant1 says:

      I’m old enough to remember when Pelosi responded, “Constitutional, are you joking?” But now they have all instantly turned into “Classical Liberals” rather than the Liberal Fascists they were and turly still are. Who would fall for this? Only those who want to.

      I suggest that the Democratic Party change its name to “Sin Feign.” Seems to fit well with regard to both terms.

      Liked by 15 people

    • grandmaintexas says:

      They are truly sick and despicable people. Without honor.

      Liked by 14 people

    • Turranos says:

      This move is exactly like playing the race card when it is convenient. In this case, they just play the patriot card. When they do that it signals that they truly are trying to hide in the elephant grass and they’re about to be caught in the hunters snare.

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    • Yes, they’ve all received their play book and will appear right on cue….

      “Currently rehearsing their patriotic roles, are James Comey, Sally Yates and Eric Holder in the upcoming stage thriller “Treason”. Legendary illusionist and ventriloquist Susan Rice is expected to take the stage again after a recent set back.

      Renowned leading lady Hillary Clinton will appear in cameo, where we will see her most famous scene though I’ve not been told what that is. However, I’m assured that the audience will be kept guessing until the very end.

      Other leads, Peter Strzok, Bruce and Nellie Ohr, Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe were called in at the last minute and though they’re unprepared I am assured that their superb ad-lib skills will have Twitter ablaze. I hear that they are currently with the ‘casting crew’ to go over their scenes.

      Glen Simpson, the inimitable villain, suddenly doesn’t want to be in the play unless they rewrite the script and take out all his speaking parts. What? But official prompt Devon Nunes has assured us that Mr Simpson will play his part despite some recent to and fro over fees.

      The Executive Producer, Bill Preistap, is also expected to take an important speaking part. A highly unusual but eagerly anticipated appearance none the less. But right now nobody can find him. We do know from previous appearances that his performance will be polished albeit somewhat believable. Here’s hoping he will be able to flip the script as it were, as only he can.

      Due to the unexpected extent of the moving story line, it is unknown when we will see what is expected to be one of America’s most acclaimed productions. The Executive Director, known simply as BO, aided by legendary screen writers Loretta Lynch and Valerie Jarret, are thought to be furiously re-writing the final act as we speak.”

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    • WSB says:

      Sally went to the White House with Bill Priestap to expose Flynn. This is where the cleanup crew started.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Flight93Gal says:

      No, it’s not an act. These sick, evil people believe THEY are patriots. THEY also believe the rubes in flyover country (us) and the opposition group in government are too stupid to know what’s best for our country. Each day, I thank God we have POTUS to protect our beloved country and pray for him to be filled with wisdom, righteousness and justice!!

      Liked by 4 people

      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        You are probably right about people like, say, Yates. Certainly they are convinced that only they know what is best, right, noble for the country, and that they must protect us from ourselves and Donald Trump. The end always justifies the means for these people, and their consciences are so formed that they feel no guilt, no matter how illegal their actions may be. Ethics do not enter into the question, because necessity overrides ethics (as the rest of us would define it) every time.

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      • Michael says:

        Their hubris and arrogance knows no bounds.


    • cali says:

      @wheatietoo: Trust me as soon as they can they will roll out their conspiracy of aliens although we all know its a fake. The black phsy-op is called Operation Bluebeam.
      When you see the mainstream media all reporting that bs you will know that the deep state is in very knee deep chit.
      They are desperate to change the news like they did when the false flag in LV happened.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Publius2016 says:

    Manafort will expose if necessary but truly believe the American People will get proof of Obama complicity and all bets will be off as to the co-conspirators including The Betrayer and The Speaker.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. Albertus Magnus says:

    Seems to me that nothing is going to come of this. Expecting the public to demand openness is a fool’s errand. I went to visit dear friends a little while ago who are very conservative…gun toting, fishing, working class people. While they voted for PDJT, they think he is a brick shy of a load. As I drove back home later, I asked my self how come so many people don’t see what has gone on and what is happening now. I realized it is because they don’t read the CTH. I facebooked them and suggested they check this place out but I doubt it happens.

    If PDJT and/or those in his administration, including the AG, don’t demand this be publicly known, it simply isn’t going to happen. And if that is the case, PDJT, AG Sessions and others deserve as much of the blame as the so-called gang of 8. JUST MY OPINION.

    Liked by 11 people

    • Coast says:

      That’s why I keep saying that PDJT needs to address the nation.

      Liked by 9 people

    • Angelone says:

      Agreed and don’t forget POTUS can declassify all of this he can demand the FISA be publicly produced as well but he hasn’t. I disagree with Sundance on Sessions whose done nothing but hide beneath his desk and deflect to the IG.! He’s publicly stated multiple times it’s against precedent to investigate previous administrations and wants his justice dept to be above politics blah blah blah.

      If POTUS first term lacks jail time for these people his chances of reelection are nil. Lock her up was the people saying we are fed up with this corruption, not just a campaign slogan.

      Liked by 5 people

      • lastinillinois says:

        But its not about being “above politics’.

        Its about fair and impartial application of the law.

        Liked by 3 people

        • mariner says:

          Whatever you and I think if Sessions crawls out from under his desk Democrats and the media will scream about “politicizing the Justice Dept.” and “partisan politics”.

          I firmly believe AG Sessions is doing a lot behind the scenes he’s wisely staying quiet about.

          When it’s time he’ll crawl out from under that desk and there will be hell to pay.

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    • littleflower481 says:

      Why do they think he is a brick shy of a load? Because they believe what they hear on tv rather than think about it themselves and form their own opinion. I go back to a belief I have had for a very long time…tv is the worst thing that ever happened to the human race,

      Just think, without tv people would have to think for themselves….no mass media telling them what is “Presidential” and what is a shy load….hopeless as long as people think Jake Tapper and Chris Wallace are smarter than they are…or their neighbor. I’m feeling discourage tonight…this whole senate fiasco with the tax bill makes me ill.

      Liked by 7 people

      • kate says:

        You are correct, we have conservative friends who watch CNN and get their news from th Washington Post and NYT and think they are a great news source, I was astounded they reluctantly voted for Trump, so there is at least that much going for them

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    • dissonant1 says:

      The MSM is a tough nut to crack when so many (especially older) get their “news” ONLY from it. I agree about Sessions and the DOJ. Exposing and prosecuting crime is their job. If they do not do their job they are useless and become in fact accessories to the crimes they overlook. Time will tell with all of this. We will eventually see who are the white hats and the black hats.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Agree 100% AM. I have similar experiences with folks who voted for Trump, but not happy and not informed, have recommended this site to everyone, but only 2 or 3 occasionally read it. I have said for a very long time, Trump holds the cards. He needs to play them. Pray he does.

      Liked by 3 people

      • The Boss says:

        You play your cards when the time is right. The President knows this, and has written about it as well.

        Liked by 7 people

      • tuskyou says:

        My experience is pretty much the same. Seems people aren’t willing to follow every story to the nth degree esp when this stuff drags on. Zimmerman trial is the best example. I absorbed every word posted here for months on end. Most would rather watch an hour long crime drama on tv. I think for some it’s too much, too many details, too many players, too many twists and turns.

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        • Rip Tide says:

          Yes Tusky, doing the right thing is always harder then being apathetic. That’s why we’re in the mess that we are. People aren’t willing to do the hard stuff anymore, too many handouts.

          Liked by 4 people

        • Rock Knutne says:

          Tusk, I’m with you.
          I came to this website towards the end of the Trayvon fiasco and was amazed at the depth of the information found here and NOWHERE else. NOWHERE!

          I come here a few times every day and have given this site to 50 friends. I’d say maybe 5 are now consistent followers.

          Like you, I’ve found that many, maybe most are easily distracted by everyday life and fall into the MSM trap by laziness or years of habitual tv watching. The little cal program they’re watching ends and a news blurb comes on teasing the 10 pm news lead and they hear it and assume it’s true.

          These same people are shocked when I tell them I haven’t watched a local newscast (in my house) since 2008 and haven’t owned or read a local newspaper in as long. They’re shocked that I know as much as I know (thanks to Sundance and many, many intelligent and interesting com mentors). And my willingness to search the internet for truth seeking websites.

          Even my wife, who loves reading great mysteries, prefers that I just fill her in on what Sundance has turned up. Although sometimes I tell her she HAS to read certain articles for herself. Even in that capacity she has become a go-to source at her work place for Conservative information.


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    • RedBallExpress says:

      A lot of the problem is many people still think the Republicans are pure and Trump isn’t one. They will never believe their party is the uni-party. My cousin is that way because he has relatives that are in the state senate. How stupid can they be? The evidence is everywhere. Why is Obamacare still around? How did the Iran deal happen? DUH!

      Liked by 3 people

    • darren says:

      It is frustrating that the media has so much influence over people who should know better. The media enters into conspiracy theories when it suits their interests and ignore facts for the same reason. Too many conservatives place too much stock in what the media is saying. This is partially because “conservative” media is little more than reaction to the msm and the msm ignores conservative voices.

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    • luke says:

      Like most of the sheep your friends have no idea how close they all were to being up shitcreek without a paddle. That’s ok its better that way I suppose. As I posted earlier its important for those of us in the know to not lose sight of where we are at and how far we have come.

      PDJT has really kicked some ass in his first year. My friend was a “purist” and he was very skeptical of how Trump would tow the line with conservatives if elected. Nevertheless he voted for him and is now ecstatic with his results. Keep the faith.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Willful ignorance is going to be our downfall. I see the same thing among friends and acquaintances and it boggles my mind the lack of intellectual curiosity. I realize that young people are busy with careers, raising families, but we also have a large contingent of retirees who have the time to dig in and get informed. If your friends think Trump is a brick shy of a load, what did they think of Obama?

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  6. Coast says:

    “Additionally it is not coincidental that Sally Yates is protesting loudly on Twitter Today.”

    Nothing is more disgusting to me than a corrupt and crooked official wrapping themselves around our Constitution, and singing praises of truth, justice, and founding values. Comey is cut from the same rotten smelly cloth. Makes me sick.

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  7. Y Mi Nombre Es..... says:

    Sick of the roller coaster soap opera. Nothing has ever been done, nothing is being done, nothing will ever be done. Thought we’d have a change. And while I applaud Trumps contributions to the economy, we’re still dealing with a corrupt swamp and 40 million + illegal aliens. Spare me your 3D chess analogy. None of you have a crystal ball. (Lack of) Actions speak louder than a bunch of knee bending words. And that’s a fact.

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  8. I am reminded of the Sherlock Holmes story *Silver Blaze,* with “the curious incident of the dog that didn’t bark in the night-time.” The absence of the barking dog leads to a solution in the case.

    What we have in this F.B.I. scandal are curiosities of absence right now: one of the biggest is WHY the previous Attorney General (what was his name? 😉 ) was unaware of such skullduggery in the F.B.I. and did nothing about it.


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  9. Primi Pilus says:

    Stark Thought: If the Constitution and rule of law are no longer operant, and our culture is being dismantled, then what is left to us ….. ??

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Chickficshun says:

    Sundance you have a bigger forum then any of us. You know fellow bloggers, who know other conservatives. So organize us. The left is raising hell and taking us down the path of anarchy. Why are we sitting here taking this. We are at war. Its there, silent but its going to come to a head.
    Enough of this 3D BS. PDT is one man against SNAKES. They will take him down. He is getting results overseas. Changing foreign policy. This tax cut is a small bone to keep us happy and stupid for now.
    Its time to clean house!!!!

    Sundance its time for you to reach out and organize with other people. We need organization. NOW!

    Liked by 6 people

  11. Chickficshun says:

    The left is drowning us out. They have the media and Hollywood jackasses. They have the DOJ/FBI. We stopped making our voices heard.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Angelone says:

    Agreed and don’t forget POTUS can declassify all of this he can demand the FISA be publicly produced as well but he hasn’t. I disagree with Sundance on Sessions whose done nothing but hide beneath his desk and deflect to the IG.! He’s publicly stated multiple times it’s against precedent to investigate previous administrations and wants his justice dept to be above politics blah blah blah.

    If POTUS first term lacks jail time for these people his chances of reelection are nil. Lock her up was the people saying we are fed up with this corruption, not just a campaign slogan.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. littleflower481 says:

    I just signed up to get reports and information from OIG Horowitz. Suggest others do that. I was selective about it, but you can sign up for other DOJ depts… went with fbi,dea, etc…This is one way to indicate public is keeping an eye on things.

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  14. maxwell102 says:

    I think there is a reason the President goes out of his way to praise law enforcement and the military. If there is one group of people he is going to need on his side if the deep state is too entrenched to be beaten by the rule of law, then it is up to those who enforce the law to do what is right.

    Liked by 16 people

    • SteveFrench says:

      It’s got other benefits too, and I also think he genuinely cares. But there’s no doubt what you said is true

      Liked by 8 people

    • volintn says:

      Hey Max, We are thinking along same lines. If the deep state etc. try anything we have our guns and POTUS has the armed forces on his/our side too. Also POTUS sincerely loves and respects the Military and Leo’s, and they know it! Deep state/swamp are aware of this and won’t dare an outright coup; however they will try everything else to get rid of President Trump. Pray for POTUS daily.

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  15. Tonawanda says:

    Read the Yates’ article with this translation in mind:

    “Our Constitution is a living document best interpreted by contemporary leftist policy goals. The ends of advancing the goals of our Living Constitution justify any means of thwarting Trump. Von Stauffenberg placed the briefcase near Hitler, and is there anyone who doubts he was a hero?”

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  16. Convert says:

    Godspeed, Sundance, and Mr. Horowitz. I fear you are getting awfully close to the awful truth, the big, ugly truth. I pray for you and yours, and for our country, that we will get the best Christmas present of all: that we will get a law-abiding, honest, ethical, credible national security and law enforcement apparatus back in place.

    Liked by 17 people

  17. Tonawanda says:

    Is it possible to read the Yates’ article as anything but an admission of guilt? “Resistance”

    Liked by 6 people

  18. fleporeblog says:

    Folks we are on the cusp of a bill reaching our President’s desk by tomorrow night! What it will do for everyday Americans and our country will be incredible. Lou Dobbs this evening made a bet with Ed Rollins that after the midterm election, we would have more Republicans in the House and Senate. Ed agreed about the Senate but felt Lou was off on the House. I actually believe Lou will win this bet.

    As for all this stuff that is going on, our President will not allow these traitors to our country to walk away. They not only wanted to beat him they were going to use it to destroy him, his name, his family and his businesses. This is personal for our President. There will be a price that will be paid.

    In the meantime enjoy today and tomorrow because our country is back better than ever before!

    Liked by 13 people

    • Tonawanda says:

      Regardless of my contempt for the GOPe, the Christmas timing of the tax bill just seems beautiful.

      There is no doubt in my mind that Trump is 100% responsible for the timing.

      And it reinforces my belief all along that 2018 will be the year of MAGA over and over again.

      Liked by 9 people

    • volintn says:

      Flep always uplifting and encouraging……thanks so much for your detailed and insightful info.

      Liked by 6 people

  19. wheatietoo says:

    What if we all started sending pictures of Pitchforks to congress…

    I think regular mail would work better than emails, which are easily ignored.

    We could write a short message, such as…”We Want Public Hearings”.
    Or, “We Want Justice Served”.

    Liked by 8 people

  20. Tonawanda says:

    Timing is everything, and all of 2018 seems like a good time for a lot of things.

    Maybe even time for Ann Coulter to quit whining.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. Lindenlee says:

    May God protect Mr. Horowitz. He is going to need it. I think most of these IGs are brave people. President Trump needs to let them loose to do their jobs. They are most unusual people…Treasures, really, like Gerald Walpin, whom Obutthead really crucified (God rest his soul).

    Liked by 6 people

  22. Howie says:

    Flynn is rather odd.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Mike M says:

    But they are getting away with it. What can we do? This is so frustrating. The entire MSM, Hollywood, Deep State. They own the narrative and we get only what they want us to get.


  24. sickconservative says:

    Unfortunately I doubt R’s pay attention at this point.


  25. JimWVa says:

    Sundance: Here’s another point on the timeline.

    This is a republication of a 5/18/2017 New York Times story (this is a Boston Globe Report because I hit the NYT paywall). The story is based on unnamed sources and filed the day after Mueller’s SC appointment on 5/17/2017. When I read the story and compare it to Flynn’s Statement of Offence, it reads nearly identical, even to Flynn’s 11/8/2016 Op Ed on Turkey and references to Van Grack as the AUSA handling the prosecution. The leaker on this 5/18/2017 Report is close to Mueller, McCabe, Priestap and, no doubt, Yates. Is there something in the FISA warrant application that Contreras granted that is contradicted by the Flynn plea? Was there a condition or restriction in the FISA warrant as issued that was breached by the Special Counsel’s prosecution of Flynn, causing Contrares to recuse?

    You got’em on the run Sundance. McCabe is cussing your name under his breath this evening under the interrogations by House members armed with critical thinking.

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    • Convert says:

      YES!!YES!! OMG!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • SonOfNewo on YouTube makes a convincing argument that the FBI wiretapped a meeting in Trump Tower on December 15, 2016, on the basis of a warrant to wiretap Michael Flynn.


    • Mike Sylwester says:

      On December 15, 2016, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates, met in Trump Tower with Michael Flynn, Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner.

      Later, when Susan Rice was questioned about her unmasking of people who were recorded in wiretaps, she herself referred to bin Zayed’s conversation as a case when she did unmask Americans.

      Susan Rice unmasked the names of Bannon and Kushner but did not have to unmask the name of Flynn, because Flynn was the target of the wiretap warrant. That means that wiretapping of Flynn began before or on December 15, 2016.

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    • Mike Sylwester says:

      I don’t think that the FBI cared enough about Flynn’s lobbying for Turkey to wiretap Flynn for that reason.

      However, Flynn’s lobbying for Turkey provided the FBI with sufficient grounds to obtain a FISA warrant to wiretap Flynn. What the FBI really was trying to get from the Flynn wiretaps was information that could be used eventually to accuse Trump of collaborating with Russia to meddle in our 2016 election.


    • Mike Sylwester says:

      The Boston Globe’s article indicates the Flynn drew the FBI’s attention to himself because of an article — published in The Hill on November 8, 2016 (election day) — advocating Turkey’s position about the exile Fethullah Gulen.


      Days later [after November 8], after an article in The Daily Caller revealed that the Flynn Intel Group had a contract with Inovo, a Trump campaign lawyer held a conference call with members of the Flynn Intel Group, according to one person with knowledge of the call. The lawyer, William McGinley, was seeking more information about the nature of the group’s foreign work and wanted to know whether Flynn had been paid for the op-ed. …

      The Justice Department also took notice. The op-ed in The Hill raised suspicions that Flynn was working as a foreign agent, and in a letter dated Nov. 30, the Justice Department notified Flynn that it was scrutinizing his lobbying work.

      [end quote]

      Two relevant events happened on November 8, 2016

      1) Flynn’s article was published by The Hill

      2) Hillary Clinton and her closest supporters decided to blame her defeat on Russian meddling that was aided by Trump’s campaign staff.

      In the following days, Clinton’s supporters in the Justice Department and FBI figured out that they could use Flynn’s lobbying for Turkey as grounds to wiretap Flynn.

      Perhaps the FBI leaked information about the Inovo contract to The Daily Caller in order to prepare the public-relations battlefield against Flynn.

      The concern about Flynn’s lobbying for Turkey was merely a pretext to wiretap Flynn. The wiretaps’s real purpose was to get information that could be used to accuse Trump’s campaign staff of helping Russia to meddle in the election.


  26. Howie says:

    Flynn does not add up to me.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Perhaps Flynn was in the spooky business too long.

      Liked by 1 person

      • 🍺Gunny says:

        Something is missing with Flynn…..dunno…..Probably something with money or family…or …dunno….everything seems strange…I think the phrase I’m looking for is;
        Too convenient…


        • 🍺Gunny says:

          OK….On Flynn…This is out there but let’s see.
          Flynn was actually the one that got this whole business started. Now if the timelines are off then I will retract, but Flynn was basically one of the primers for the start of this. Correct?
          Now that it was getting so far he “was no longer needed” so they went thru the paces to just let him get out of the way. I.E. “Your job is done”
          Just thinking, ..Howie is right…something does not add up

          Liked by 1 person

          • Rip Tide says:

            What exactly is Flynn up to now? Wonder if he knows where Priestap is?


          • mariner says:

            Howie is as full of crap about Flynn as he was about Sessions.

            LGEN Flynn was a military intelligence officer for 33 years. Most of us can’t really relate to that, and many underestimate.

            Liked by 2 people

            • 🍺Gunny says:

              Have you ever been in the military? I was for over 20 years. I met many, many, so called spooks. Most if not all were not in the military as we normally view it. A man such as Flynn would stay in the military for “cover” Just so people such as your self would think as you do. “Oh he’s been in the military for 30 years.
              Ever seen that Kevin Costner movie where he is a spy but supposedly in the Navy? More true than you suspect. To be honest more people slam Howie or myself with no more proof Sessions is good than we do that he is bad..Actually we have more substantiation because he has done nothing.
              Here ‘s one for you..What if PDJT knows Sessions is bad but is just letting him wallow.
              Everyone here has a opinion. Personal attacks on them are not necessary.
              Thanks for your support.

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    • Oldschool says:

      3rd time today you mention flynn. What’s up with flynn? Surely he wasn’t a plant way back at the beginning when no one thought trump could win? Another insurance policy? Or double agent? Or flipped?


      • 🍺Gunny says:

        I’m a yes…


      • 🍺Gunny says:

        Just to expand…He was one of the first..if not the first military man to support President Trump..This was before the President got the good ones on his side…Mattis..Kelly…
        Also..Flynn was a spook the entire time ….so…seems…too easy…dunno….he’s in…at the beginning of President’s term…leaks all over…info on Don Jr. gets out…then Flynn is out from the Trump organization…not even heard from until Muelly gets him…then slap on wrist and gone…job done…just my opinion….

        The tell will be later if he happens to buy a million dollar home or suddenly comes into some money..cause the whole line is…he is broke..


      • WSB says:

        I believe Flynn is a patriot and was one of the patriotic deep state who gave its allegiance to Donald Trump, assisting in drafting him to this election.

        Donald Trump realized this country was in grave danger of being sold out to the UN and our enemies, knew there was no strong leader looking for the helm, confident that now his children could take the reins of his company, he could run.

        Trump did, and won.

        Liked by 2 people

  27. Donna in Oregon says:

    I think our government needs more IG’s. That is something that would benefit everyone. I remember one of the issues with the Obama admin is that they did not fill all the IG positions. There were several vacancies.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. jeans2nd says:

    Re: and –

    One would be inclined to agree w/the conclusions as outlined, which are entirely reasonable.
    The website and twitter feed are also consistent with Executive Order 13781 of March 13, 2017
    Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch

    Section 1. “…improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the executive branch…”

    Section 2. (c) “…(a) plan to reorganize the executive branch in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of agencies. The proposed plan shall include, as appropriate, recommendations to eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs, and to merge functions…”

    Pres Trump’s Remarks EO 13781

    Those of us who have no life whatsoever have been following several agencies, and the Executive agencies have been following through with this EO, apparently being led by the dreaded and ever-fearsome Jared Kushner. Every Executive agency has new parts to their websites and twitter feeds encouraging citizen outreach and participation in government and emphasizing transparency. Community outreach, if you will. Several functions in each department have been consolidated. IT staffs especially are being consolidated and downsized, being placed under one head guy.

    While your conclusions are entirely reasonable and totally justified, in this case it may just be that Trump Happened.
    Or not. Stay tuned.

    As to the rest of what is written above – ya, what you said.
    Tar, feathers, pitchforks. Whatever it takes.

    Liked by 4 people

  29. H&HC 2nd-16th says:

    I wonder if the President has shown (declassified if necessary) the applications for the FISA warrants to IG Horowitz. Let that rumor hit the streets and watch the cockroaches scurry for cover.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Howie says:

    Wait what?
    Two key lawmakers said late Tuesday the Justice Department should allow FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, FBI Chief of Staff Jim Rybicki, and FBI counsel Lisa Page to be interviewed by Congressional investigators.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. kinthenorthwest says:

    Some good points

    Liked by 3 people

  32. SharkDiver says:

    I’ve read a number of comments from people who feel conservatives need to do more to make our voices heard…You really want to make a difference? Cut the damn cord and stop supporting the enemy. It’s not the liberal millennials propping up the cable giants, it’s older folks that don’t stream and that refuse to change their viewing habits. Cut the cord already! What are you waiting for?
    And encourage your friends and relatives and coworkers to cut the cord. Trump can’t do this alone!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Just stop, PLEASE!!!!! How ignorant can people be NOT to see that we are ALL being pushed, pulled, and cajoled to depend entirely on the internet???? IT IS ALL ABOUT CONTROL!!!! I WILL NOT have my TV connected to the internet – PERIOD!!!! So STFU already!!!!


  33. 🍺Gunny says:

    Sundance posted another live one….heading on over…😎

    Liked by 1 person

  34. B Woodward says:

    This is a good analysis by Sundance, but it is missing a piece that Sundance wrote earlier. In this article Sundance says a cast of characters “within the FBI and DOJ were then given the task in 2017 of covering both prior operations: A) *Clear Hillary Clinton (in the 2015/2016 email investigation), and B) *Counterintel op on Trump. To cover, cloud and protect the DOJ and FBI officials engaged in both operations, the “small group” is now assembled within Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel team.

    Sundance should have included C) the Uranium One scandal, and D) the Clinton Foundation scandals. In a Novermber 3, 2017 article Sundance said, “Each of these agencies was intricately involved in the 2010 approval of the Uranium One deal. Indeed, each of these specific agencies is involved in the CFIUS approval process for the purchase within the Uranium One deal. Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State at the time…. Further, if you consider this factual researched information against the backdrop of new and current information about the roles of each of the outlined participants; and the knowledge of the mystery FBI informant who was threatened to keep his mouth shut; well, it’s not a leap to connect the dots and see that the top-tier of the FBI(Robert Mueller, James Comey) and DOJ (Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Rod Rosenstein [who appointed special counsel Mueller], [McCabe] et al), along with their subordinates, would potentially be in legal jeopardy….And don’t think that in 2017 these people are not acutely aware of that risk, and signaling their audience:”

    Their actions have gone far beyond “signaling their audience.” According to Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett: “There is strong circumstantial evidence that an insidious plot unprecedented in American history was hatched within the FBI and the Obama Justice Department to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. And when this apparent effort to improperly influence the election did not succeed, the suspected conspirators appear to have employed a fraudulent investigation of President Trump in an attempt to undo the election results and remove him as president.

    Recently disclosed text messages between FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page suggest there may have been two parts of the apparent anti-Trump plot. “Part A” was to devise a way to exonerate Clinton, despite compelling evidence that she committed crimes under the Espionage Act in her mishandling of classified documents on her private email server. Absolving Clinton cleared the way for her to continue her candidacy at a time when all polls and just about every pundit predicted she would be elected president in November 2016. If Clinton had been charged with crimes she would likely have been forced to drop her candidacy, and if she remained in the race her candidacy would have been doomed. But “Part A” of the apparent anti-Trump plot was not enough. A back-up plan would be prudent. It seems the Obama Justice Department and FBI conjured up a “Part B” just in case the first stratagem failed. This would be even more malevolent – manufacturing an alleged crime supposedly committed by Trump where no crime exists in the law. And so, armed with a fictitious justification, a criminal investigation was launched into so-called Trump-Russia “collusion.” It was always a mythical legal claim, since there is no statute prohibiting foreign nationals from volunteering their services in American political campaigns.

    Congress needs to find out whether the dossier was exploited as a pretext for initiating the Russia probe against President Trump. It would also be unconscionable, if not illegal, for the FBI and Justice Department to use opposition research funded by Clinton’s campaign to spy on her opponent or his campaign. Both agencies have been resisting congressional subpoenas and other demands for answers, which smacks of a cover-up. Since the Justice Department cannot be trusted to investigate itself, a second special counsel should be appointed. This new counsel should also reopen the Clinton email case and investigate the conduct of Strzok, Page, Comey and others who may have obstructed justice by exonerating Clinton in the face of substantial evidence that she had committed crimes. If Strzok or anyone else allowed their political views to shape the investigations of either Clinton or Trump and dictate the outcomes, that is a felony for which they should be prosecuted.

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  35. MAGAbear says:

    This what 8 years of having a Marxist/Leninist as President will get you. So glad we ran two conservative stalwarts like McCain and Mittens to stop him. Sarcasm intended.

    I just pray that Republicans and Trump voters of all stripes don’t sit on their hands like they’ve recently done in Virginia and Alabama for the 2018 elections. Getting justice against this muh Russia cabal will be extremely difficult if the demoncrats get control of congress.


  36. LibertyONE says:

    EXCELLENT article! It connects firmly many of the dots. IF and when they’re ALL connected the Swamp will somewhat be drained and justice FINALLY served to these POS!


  37. JAS says:

    Just saw the Dec. 18 clip with Ingram. Two days old but FUNNY – Michelle Malkin: CNN = Collusion Narrative Network.



  38. directorblue says:

    Look at the timeline here and note the THREE things that occurred on 12/7/17:


  39. i'm just sayin'.. says:

    In allowing, facilitating or directing the assemblage of this cast of plotters within the SC office was Mueller naive, stupid or complicit? I don’t see any other choices.


  40. iwasthere says:

    Sundance, I am still harbor my first impressions – O admin was already doing surveillance on the Trump campaign – and the FISA warrant (due to it’s retroactive in time nature) – was the ‘insurance policy’ to cover up the illegal taps.


  41. BlueCollarPR says:

    Do you think maybe the judge knew when he granted the warrant that he really, ethically, should not have? Is this judge of the same philosophical bent as Comey, Strock, etal? How was it that this judge ended up with the change of plea anyway? Aren’t there a bunch other judges who could have taken it? Did the parties agree he would take the plea? Did they call the courthouse and say, “we want Contreras to take the plea, set it in front of him” ? Did the courthouse clerk call the judge’s office and see if the judge would accept the plea? Did all the parties want to keep their actions concealed from everyone else, and if so, why? It does not appear Flynn went through the same process as most defendants, of being arrested, indicted, initial appearance, denial of crime, trial date setting, change of plea hearin??? Flynn’s case just came out of nowhere, charge and plea all at once- maybe no one will notice???
    So when news of Strock came out, did the judge feel that maybe he should try to back away from his involvement in the matter? After all, if Mccain’s dossier was included in the warrant application, did the judge read it? From what I hear, any sane person would have concluded the dossier was written in a bar, on Friday night, by a bunch of drunks. Almost looks like the judge is working with Strock, etal.


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