New Report: Was FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker Captured By New DOJ Leak Task Force?…

Things are getting increasingly interesting and simultaneously obvious.  Thursday night the Washington Post reported that FBI Director Christopher Wray had relieved FBI Chief Legal Counsel, James Baker, of his responsibilities within the department.

Attorney James Baker accompanied FBI Asst. Director “Andy” McCabe to the Tuesday congressional hearing with the House Intelligence Community.  Curiously, in addition to other lines of inquiry, during the questioning McCabe was asked about whether James Baker was authorized to speak to the media about the Steele Dossier and the underlying ‘counterintelligence’ operation.  Asst. Director McCabe responded that Baker would not be authorized to take such action.

Following the HPSCI hearing, republican committee leadership announced their plan to subpoena James Baker for further questioning.  [Keep in mind Baker was there.]  Two days later, at the Thursday Judiciary and Oversight Committee hearings, James Baker did not accompany Andrew McCabe.   Hours later, James Baker is removed from his responsibilities as legal counsel within the FBI.  Cause: ‘unknown‘.

Back in July, 2017, it was reported that James Baker was under a criminal investigation for leaking classified information from within the FBI, although the details of the leak content were unknown.  Politico today reports that James Baker has been identified as the likely source that released information about the Fusion-GPS/Christopher Steele “Russian Conspiracy Dossier” to David Corn of Mother Jones in October of 2016:

(Via Politico) House Republicans are investigating contact between the FBI’s top lawyer and a Mother Jones reporter in the weeks before the left-leaning outlet broke the first news story about the existence of a disputed dossier alleging ties between President Donald Trump and the Kremlin, according to two congressional GOP sources who described documents linking the two men.

The GOP sources said the documents — made available recently to lawmakers by the Department of Justice — revealed that James Baker, the FBI’s general counsel, communicated with Mother Jones reporter David Corn in the weeks leading up to the November 2016 election. Corn was the first to report the existence of the dossier on Oct. 31 and that it was compiled by a former high-level western spy.

[…]  Corn’s story indicated direct contact with Steele: “[A] former senior intelligence officer for a Western country who specialized in Russian counterintelligence tells Mother Jones that in recent months he provided the bureau with memos, based on his recent interactions with Russian sources, contending the Russian government has for years tried to co-opt and assist Trump — and that the FBI requested more information from him,” he reported.

Corn then added that a “senior U.S. government official not involved in this case but familiar with the former spy,” told him that the agent “has been a credible source with a proven record of providing reliable, sensitive, and important information to the U.S. government.”

The news of Baker’s reassignment came just days after congressional Republicans began asking questions about his contacts with media.  (read more)

A couple of interesting points to remember here.

♦Less than a week after the July 2017 report of the investigation of James Baker, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats instructed Asst. DOJ AG Rod Rosenstein to create a new special unit inside the FBI and DOJ to target intelligence leaks.

04:30 …”The FBI has created a new counterintelligence unit to manage these [leak] cases”…

08:17 …”these National Security breaches do not just originate from within the Intelligence Community. They come from a wide range of sources within the government, including the Congress.”…

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Two days later, Sunday August 6th, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reiterated he was going to follow through on the investigative demand of AG Sessions and DNI Coats and again referenced a “new counterintelligence division within the FBI”.

00:50 …“we’re responding appropriately. We’re going to devote more resources, re-evaluate our procedures and make sure we investigate every one of those leaks in an appropriate way.”…

1:07 “We have seen a surge in referrals (of leaks). We’ve seen an increase in the number of leaks. And we’re going to respond appropriately and try to establish an effective deterrent. Criminal prosecution isn’t the only way to prevent leaks but it’s an important part of the solution.”…

1:43 “That significant increase has necessitated an increase in resources. And so we have re-prioritized our cases within the National Security Division, we’re providing appropriate supervision at a high level, we’ve created a new unit within the FBI to focus on those leaks, and we’re going to devote whatever resources are necessary to get them under control.”…

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♦All indications are that James Baker was/is part of the FBI/DOJ “small group”, the co-conspirators behind the 2016 plan to assist Hillary Clinton with her email investigation.  James Baker was one of the participants in the wording of the highly dubious exoneration script read by FBI Director James Comey:

Following the successful operation to cover for Hillary Clinton in the email investigation. The FBI/DOJ “small group” moved on to create the 2016 FBI counterintelligence operation known as the “Trump Project”.

The “Trump Project” was a thinly veiled political spying operation monitoring and wiretapping candidate Donald Trump with the use of weaponized FBI and DOJ FISA warrants.

April 2016: •Mary Jacoby, wife of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, visits the White House.  •The Clinton Campaign and DNC then hire Fusion GPS to conduct ‘Opposition Research’, with a Russian emphasis.  •Fusion GPS then hires Nellie Ohr who specializes in Russian-centric counterintelligence.  •Nellie Ohr then contacts MI6 agent Christopher Steele to write a Russian Dossier.  A month later, May 2016: Nellie Ohr’s husband inside the DOJ, Bruce Ohr, is then working with FBI counterintelligence head Peter Strzok.  •The same month Strozk and the “small group” are crafting the exoneration letter. •By June 2016: Peter Strzok, Bruce Ohr and DOJ Attorney Lisa Page then apply for the first FISA warrant. •In July 2016 the official counterintelligence operation “The Trump Project” begins.

However, in the aftermath of the election they didn’t expect to lose, the “small group” behind the politicized operations shifted their efforts toward creating the Special Counsel Mueller Investigation, many of them remain there today.

James Baker is a key.  As a known friend and confidant of both James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Robert Mueller, Baker would have been one of the primary FBI investigative and legal resources used to guide and assist the Special Counsel with who to place on his team.  The goal of the “small group” was/is to shield their prior activity from sunlight.

As time has progressed, and the plot details have become evident, it is increasingly clear the entire purpose of creating Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe was not to investigate some nefarious Russian election interference; but rather with a Trump victory the same people who weaponized the FBI and DOJ to conduct the “Trump Project” needed control. The “small group” needed a shield or firewall to protect them from sunlight. The Mueller probe is that shield.

Those who are seeking answers to the most critical questions are now running into the officials within the scheme using the Mueller probe as a defensive shield so they do not have to answer investigative questions from congress. This motive is now the primary purpose and benefit of the Mueller probe.

With hindsight it is now clear why the Democrats, the intelligence operatives, and their media allies were so adamant a Special Counsel probe be initiated. They planned to use Mueller’s investigation as a shield all along.

This purpose is why those behind the Obama administration, the “small group” plot, the network of co-conspirators and their allies in the media, are demanding the Mueller probe remain untouched.

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RESOURCES:

IG Stimulated Releases of Information:

♦Release #1 was the FBI 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.

Those seeking to expose the conspiracy include: Inspector General Michael Horowitz (OIG), Attorney General Jeff Sessions (DOJ), FBI Director Christopher Wray.

Another video interview today worth watching:

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547 Responses to New Report: Was FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker Captured By New DOJ Leak Task Force?…

  1. D. Manny says:

    If Baker was leaking something, it was more than the dossier, because we know who was leaking the dossier. It was probably confirmation that the FBI was taking the dossier seriously.
    —————-
    2016-10-29 Fusion GPS gets upset that Comey re-opened Hillary’s email investigation and wanted to push back http://thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/report-fusion-gps-founder-never-even-verified-dossier-claims-peddling-document-reporters/
    2016-10-31 Fusion GPS shops dossier to the press http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/report-fusion-gps-founder-never-even-verified-dossier-claims-peddling-document-reporters/
    2016-11-04 Rick Wilson claims bombshell is about to hit public. “We gave those things to the media.” https://i.redd.it/fysazotyl19y.jpg

    Rick Wilson goes on a tweet storm in response to dossier being published…

    Rick Wilson‏@TheRickWilson: “All kidding and puns aside, we fought so hard because we knew this was who Trump was…and what the RUS IC had on him”
    Rick Wilson‏@TheRickWilson: “WikiLeaks takes on a whole meaning tonight, doesn’t it?”
    Rick Wilson‏@TheRickWilson: “@ZacGriffith92 The information was out there looooong before the 4chan posts”

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  2. Brant says:

    Mueller snared Flynn week after thanksgiving. Is he going to drop a big one 12/29ish? Is that why so many are saying Trump better not fire Mueller? They are prepping all for a big “catch”? Close to Trump?

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    • Brant says:

      All our host’s wonderful findings are great, but if not followed thru by people who can do stuff, the loudest most visible stuff wins the field.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Howie says:

      He can’t win any case. Too much is known about his scheme and all his people are under scrutiny now.

      Liked by 11 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      I think I figured it out. My apologies to anyone else who expressed this theory, I did not see it. I think the Democrats are all whining about Trump possibly firing Mueller because that’s the best thing that could happen to the Democrats. Mueller is going to clear Trump pretty soon. This will upset the Democrats terribly. They want a new person investigating the case, starting from scratch, so it buys them time to concoct more scandals or make a fake case for impeachment. Anything to tie Trump up in scandal, even fake scandal, is all the Democrats can do at this point.

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  3. Joshua2415 says:

    I notice that as each of the members of “The Small Group” are publicly identified, they are being pushed to the edge of the swamp, but not actually cast out of it. It seems to me that the “White Hats” are letting the players know that the jig is up and they are being isolated. I’d bet that their lawyers are being told that the first one to turn states evidence wins a federal whistle blower get of jail free card.

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  4. Lanna says:

    Baker, McCabe and Rybicki were the three that Comey claimed corroborated his story of President Trump pressuring him to drop the investigation of Flynn.

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    • jogreggre says:

      (Rybicki was Comey’s Chief of Staff)..Given McCabe’s sudden (and convenient) loss of memory about the dossier, the credibility of this bunch has gone to zero. The “I can’t recall” response is what lawyers use (and advise their clients to use) to avoid telling a provable lie when testifying under oath. On a side note, in addition to the obvious politicization, and imo, corruption, within our most important national security organization, I find it appalling that our taxes pay the salaries, and will no doubt pay for the pensions of these people. imo, they belong in jail.

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  5. PDQ says:

    WOW.
    They really thought tey had this election in the bag…
    Arrogance an Evil…what a combiation.

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  6. I hope their Christmas festivities suck! I still want to see arrests though, and not just a fall guy!

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    • I would love to hear about an early morning raid on Christmas day on these scum. Bust the door open about 5 AM, rush in with assault weapons at ready, wake all those in house, serve warrant, and perform top to bottom search of residence. Take suspect away and fly them to Leavenworth or someplace away from the swamp. Hold them for a minimum of 36 hours incommunicado, then arrest them for sedition/treason. Then they can have their phone call. They can get “home” on their own. Merry “f***ing” Christmas scumbags.

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    • Sharon says:

      I can’t imagine any of them celebrating Christmas, with or without festivities since Christ does not reflect any of their priorities.

      Don’t expect arrests. There are many pieces that must be in place, from indictments down to the arrest document, We can no longer assume those are in working order at any level.

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      • What makes you think all necessary documents/indictments/warrants are not already ready? Do you have insider information?

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        • American Bulldog says:

          Insider information? Past practice (Benghazi, Emailgate, Fast and Furious, etc) makes the odds that the above poster is correct the one to bet on.

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          • G. Combs says:

            Past practice (Benghazi, Emailgate, Fast and Furious, etc) = OBUMMER, Lynch and Holder.

            Since when did President Trump and AG Sessions start resembling that bunch???

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            • American Bulldog says:

              …Since when did President Trump and AG Sessions start resembling that bunch??? …
              Since you asked, the truthful answer is January 2017.
              Not one swamp rat has been arrested for any of of the things I have listed. Until the day that they are arrested and jailed, politics remain the same.

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            • American Bulldog says:

              …Since when did President Trump and AG Sessions start resembling that bunch??? …
              Since you asked, the truthful answer is January 2017.
              Not one swamp rat has been arrested for any of of the things I have listed. Until the day that they are arrested and jailed, politics remain the same

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              • Bull Durham says:

                If this was Kingdom and you were King, Justice would be served your way.

                This is still a Constitutional Republic. Justice takes time.

                Have some eggnog and learn patience.

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        • Sharon says:

          I did express an opinion as to what I thought.

          I said “I can’t imagine”. I said, “Don’t expect…..” I said, “We can no longer assume….”

          Of course, I don’t have insider information. Insider information is not required as a basis for cautionary thinking drawn from 50 years (since I was 23) of existential observation .

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          • Sharon says:

            Actually, I did not express an opinion. I expressed cautions that reflect my perspective.

            I don’t really know what to think about any of this. I have known Sundance and had the highest personal and blog respect for him since 2010 or earlier but I don’t expect him to do my thinking for me either. His research is beyond anything else available to me. Yes, it is. But I don’t substitute his thinking for my own.

            No matter how well informed we are, we should still be thinking for ourselves – not just adopting the thoughts of others as our own.

            As I said, I realize now that I did not even express an opinion. I offered cautions upon which my own perspectives are based.

            Believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see.

            Reality is not formed by consensus opinion.

            The reality of what is happening we do not yet know, Voicing what we hope will happen as though it is “sure to happen” is abortive thinking. And it will strengthen the swamp government when they see that we are satisfied by being persuaded without anyone having to actually produce the hoped-for outcomes.

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            • Victor Laszlo says:

              Thank you Sharon. We all need to be suspicious cats about anything going on in DC. Sometimes the true believers here get to seeming a bit unrealistic to me too.

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            • Sharon – my sincerest apologies if I insulted you or somehow hurt your feelings with my response. That was not in any way my intent in any way, shape, or manner. My initial post was expressing my opinion/hopes/wishes as to what I would like to see happen. (“I would love to hear about”) I actually believe it could happen. PDJT’s administration is working a level not seen, in my opinion ever, although history may later argue some previous presidents were better (Lincoln, Jackson, Truman). I have watched/followed Trump since the 1970s and he truly operates on a different level than 99.99% of population.

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              • Sharon says:

                Apparently you assume that my response was possibly from a a context of hurt feelings or feeling insulted. It was not.

                I make every effort to express myself without hanging chads. Obviously I didn’t that time. I mean what I say and try to say what I mean.

                Not incidentally, anybody who truly has inside information would be a fool to share it on an open blog and should, therefore, be considered highly suspect as a source since they are most likely misusing what was provided to them on a confidential basis.

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          • American Bulldog says:

            Your observations and instincts are based on experience and if I were a betting man I would place my money on that experience. That “insider comment” made above was a stupid immature attempt to shut you down, by a very small mind. It failed miserably.

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            • Firefly says:

              One of the things I really like about CTH is the civility and people being able expressing what they think in the comments. I sure hope the few immature and inconsiderate comments don’t ruin it for everyone. What’s going on is historic I read CTH not only for Sundance’s hard work but also the comments. What’s going on is historic and i’m Glad there is a respectful website like this sharing info, humor, and opinions.

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      • Rev.Bro. Generik Broderick says:

        Methinks they do,”X-Mas”

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      • DeWalt says:

        The worm turns slow in Justice.

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      • LOL “Christ doesnt reflect their priorities.” He didn’t reflect the priorities of many Catholic priest pedophiles either. Didn’t stop them from maintaining a charade.

        Blow up their charades, in front of their cuckholded families. Christmas morning would be sweet, but any day works for me.

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    • Jim Bowlin says:

      Sundance for Attorney General of US

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    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Craft Eccentric . . . .I don’t think Satanists celebrate Christmas.

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  7. freddy says:

    At this point most any case Mueller would try to bring must be tainted. I could argue the point and win so the attorneys must be laughing but those Obama plants will just change course and set up an impeachable offense saying it may not have been against the law but highly unethical and that starts Auntie Maxines motor up and Nadler will be unleashed………So if any RINO guys want more winning they better get defensive and my burning question is about McCain……..He;s neck deep……

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  8. Boots says:

    The ‘small group’ and their co-conspirators tried to frame presidential candidate Trump and, later, President Trump. In the old days wise men of truth and strong character wouldn’t waste time with endless hearings, parsing words, or dissecting semantics. They’d have put the accused on trial, readied the gallows or guillotine, and swiftly – in the public view – carried out the judicially imposed sentences.

    Unless high placed heads roll over this there won’t be any deterrent to similar future acts of sedition, treason, conspiracy, etc. No arrests and no trials sends a clear message to Deep State operatives that all is well and all future attempts to subvert the Constitution will be protected. For these reasons arrests and trials are necessary not just to punish the guilty and warn those thinking of committing similar crimes, but to also restore public confidence in the FBI, DOJ, CIA, etc.

    What FBI/DOJ/etc did is how Stalin started his reign of terror. By the time the average Russian realized the depths of terror they lived in, it was too late. Here’s how one man put it. He was a Lieutenant in the Russian army who was two days away from the Elbe river as part of the Russian offensive against German lines when he was arrested and imprisoned. This is what Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote in prison:

    ““And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

    Don’t be deceived. Deeply embedded in the Democrat/Progressive agenda to ban guns is the knowledge that until all guns are banned they can never attain their ultimate goal of a totalitarian diktat over the American people. That’s why their march towards socialism, and it’s end goal communism, is done in little baby steps at a time. Once they ban the guns or make it so onerous to buy them and the ammo that feeds them, all pretenses will be gone and they’ll push without mercy towards their goal of domination of the people.

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    • volintn says:

      Boots I totally agree…..last paragraph says it all. 2nd amendment was only thing that was keeping us free before POTUS Trump. POTUS has unshackled our economy, America is back as the leader of the free world and Lady Liberty is smiling again. If not for the second Amendment we would be where poor England and France are today.

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    • yiddishlion says:

      If they go after Trump for real I think you are going to see a mass uprising of people like me who will take up arms and actually start ending the whole thing and all the people involved.

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    • Rex says:

      Regarding the “small group” reference. I see you are skeptical. 😉
      It takes a very large group and a lot of tentacles to hatch a plot like this.
      This monster has been growing for years.

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      • American Bulldog says:

        I agree with you…people on this forum should prepare themselves when the monster shows its head…murder and mayhem has been it’s norm and has persuaded Presidents, Congressmen, Bureaucrats, Businessmen and ordinary citizens to see things it’s way for decades….don’t be surprised if we are the ones with the lump of coal for Christmas…and be prepared for fact that it may fall on you and the 2nd Amendment to right the wrongs. We’ve seen this political dog and pony show before and the results have all been the same.

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      • I’ve heard that Worm Tongue is roaming about
        looking for those willing to come under his spells.

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    • Bill Robbins says:

      Solzhenitsyn had it right. The seditionists and worse in Washington must be given no quarter. Round them up, in front of their families–indeed, with their families, in the case of married conspirators–and bring on the black marias and all-night interrogations.

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    • nonniemae says:

      Great post!

      “And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation….”

      I never, ever believed this much corruption and anti-American ideals existed at the FBI! I did not think that the socialists/communists/marxists (or whatever they are) could ever infiltrate the top levels and control the FBI.

      I’m woke!

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    • Search for Stalin Gun Confiscation and it’s interesting to see the leftwing outfits like Salon.com trying to assert that gun control leading to genocide by Hitler and Stalin are just myths. And if you like your doctor…

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  9. nuthinmuffin says:

    “James Baker, the FBI’s general counsel, communicated with Mother Jones reporter David Corn in the weeks leading up to the November 2016 election.”

    oops

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  10. One of the first things that came to my mind when hearing about Baker’s removal from position was that he was a leaker. Why do these guys keep being able to collect their salaries…and keep a job. maddening.
    What I like best about the Gaetz inteview is when he says that they will be winding up their investigation during the first quarter with a finding that there is no collusion. Thank you for that!

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  11. Old Lady says:

    It will be really interesting to watch how Mueller moves forward now that this sham investigation/smoke screen has been exposed.

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  12. itsy_bitsy says:

    Thank you Jeff Sessions for starting to take some action to pin these inside cabal types to the wall. Jail is what is necessary!

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  13. Jeff Sessions is “waking up” out of hibernation and cranking up the investigation. This will be the biggest sting operation against the leftist liberals ever. With over 4000 sealed indictments so far, 2018 will be an interesting year. New sheriff in town.

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  14. covfefe999 says:

    I thought these points were interesting in Corn’s Mother Jones article:

    “Before the former spy was retained, the project’s financing switched to a client allied with Democrats.” Steele was hired by Fusion GPS after Clinton and the DNC started funding the project. I guess we knew that but it’s nice to see such early confirmation of it.

    “the FBI requested more information from [Steele]” I guess this would be confirmation that the FBI paid Steele directly because there’s no way Steele would work for free, right?

    “[Steele] regularly consults with US government agencies on Russian matters, and near the start of July on his own initiative—without the permission of the US company that hired him—he sent a report he had written for that firm to a contact at the FBI” Steele regularly consults with US government agencies??? And he delivered the fake dossier to the FBI without the permission of Fusion GPS???

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    • freddy says:

      How did McCain gets his filthy paws on that very same Dossier and what was his end game sending an emissary to retrieve it. That is a whole chapter in this novel I bet……

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      • covfefe999 says:

        “In January of this year, CNN reported that a “former British diplomat” had alerted Republican Senator John McCain last November about the dossier’s findings. McCain gave former FBI Director James Comey a copy of the dossier during a private meeting in December. (The FBI, of course, already had the document — Steele had delivered it to the agency earlier.)” https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-10-26/don-t-be-distracted-by-the-trump-dossier-fuss

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          • covfefe999 says:

            Sorry, meant to add this to my prior post:

            “Just after the U.S. presidential election in November 2016, Arizona GOP Sen. McCain spoke at the same security conference. Wood says he was instructed — by former British spy Christopher Steele — to reach out to the senior Republican, whom Wood called “a good man,” about the unverified document.” From same foxnews.com article.

            Why would Steele want Wood to give the fake dossier to McCain if Steele had already given it to the FBI?.

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            • covfefe999 says:

              Contradiction in this article which says McCain approached Wood and Wood did not have the fake dossier and McCain obtained it from someone else. ??? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/13/trump-dossier-uk-ambassador-moscow-john-mccain-andrew-wood

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              • covfefe999 says:

                According to this article (yet another version of the story), McCain and a guy named David J. Kramer (“a former State Department official whose bailiwick was Russia and who now toils at Arizona State University’s Washington-based McCain Institute for International Leadership”) talked to Wood at a conference in Halifax and Kramer agreed to get a copy of the fake dossier.

                “On an evening about a week later, using a ticket purchased with miles from his own account, Kramer flew out of Washington and landed early the next morning at Heathrow. Once on the ground, as per stern instructions, he operated on Moscow Rules. Told to meet a man loitering outside baggage claim holding a copy of the Financial Times, Kramer engaged in an exchange of word code. At last satisfied, Christopher Steele whisked him off in a Land Rover to the security of his house in Surrey.

                They talked for hours. And Steele passed him his report. Was this the identical, somewhat sputtering 35-page memo that had already been making the rounds among reporters? Or, as some intelligence analysts believe, was it a longer, more expertly crafted and sourced document, the final work product of a well-trained M.I.6 senior deskman? Neither McCain nor Kramer would comment, but what is known is that Kramer flew back to Washington that same night, guarding his hard-won prize with his life.

                On December 9, McCain sat in the office of F.B.I. director James Comey and, with no other aides present, handed him the typed pages that could bring about the downfall of a president. Afterward, the senator would issue a statement that amounted to little more than a hapless shrug, and a disingenuous one to boot: he had been “unable to make a judgment about their accuracy” and so he’d simply passed them on.” https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/03/how-the-explosive-russian-dossier-was-compiled-christopher-steele

                Did Comey tell McCain that he (Comey) already had the fake dossier? Did Steele, when giving it to Kramer who then passed it to McCain, tell Kramer that the FBI already had a copy?? This all doesn’t make sense. Why would Steele pass the fake dossier to Kramer and McCain to give to Comey when he had already given it to Comey through an FBI agent? Steele seemed awfully determined to take Trump out, even after the election. Isn’t that interfering with our elections?? Do we need to worry about the Russians when the British seems to be just as keen to subvert the will of the American people???

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        • Convert says:

          They needed a Patsy and McCain was perfect– a Republican-check– who hated Trump – check. How sad that this will be his legacy.

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    • Chewbarkah says:

      “the FBI requested more information”… Available public info implies the FBI offered to pay Steele $50k for proof of his allegations; since Steele had none, the payment didn’t occur.

      “And her delivered the fake dossier to the FBI without the permission of Fusion GPS???”
      In case anyone doesn’t get the implication of your question: Simpson hired Steele precisely because he KNEW Steele would hand over material to the FBI as part of mutual back-scratching. What better way to introduce the poison into the system and make it seem legit, thus justifying further FBI inquiry (which fact would of course be leaked) and allow the FBI to leak the dossier’s contents to their media pals, thus legitimizing it. Simpson is a rather sophisticated propagandist.

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  15. Howie says:

    Trump should grab a couple SS Agents an go arrest these crooks himself and throw em’ in the clink.

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  16. hardworkingsob says:

    Me thinks the crime of the century and it’s earth-shaking impact is well understood by Team Trump. It’s my hope that a one or more federal grand juries were empaneled in early January, are working behind the scenes, and will deliver “us from evil” sometime in mid-2018 (GJs being typically seated for 18 months). We’ll finally know the rosters of the black hats and the white hats. I suspect they’ll be a few knights in shining armor that may surface. Every great story requires a happy ending with some heroes. Although this outcome is not under the tree this year, it remains my Christmas wish. Good things come to those who wait??

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  17. I think the DOJ is trying to deal with this internally. The problem is this Dem/Intel scheme was criminal. It takes a strong leader to bring It to justice. Baker leaking classified info to Corn should say everything about Comey and his scumbags. Why Trump doesn’t go before the American people in a oval office address with this scheme and tell us he’s cleaning out the criminals. Screw sessions. If Trump doesn’t Mueller will have the misdemeanors ready for Nadler in 2018 for impeachment! As sure as it’s Christmas. Sad

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  18. fleporeblog says:

    Their arrogance that she would win will be what eats at them every day that they are behind bars! They took it for granted. They didn’t care what laws they were breaking. Why would they when HRC was going to be President.

    There is absolutely nothing that Mueller and his band of morons will be able to do to protect the creatures. This firing was big! It means the White Hats are going on the offensive. We have the greatest White Hat of them all sitting at the head of the NSA. Admiral Rogers has the goods on all of them. They know it and it must be eating them alive.

    Their days are short and absolutely numbered! As we Deplorables celebrate Christmas and the New Year and the fact our President is MAGA, these creatures are dying a slow death hating that tomorrow maybe when the Executioner comes to claim them.

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  19. American Bulldog says:

    Help me figure this out…If Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is complicit in his association and participation with the “small group”, how could he then be trusted to start a counterintelligence task force that would expose the leakers, who are under his charge? Why would he expose someone who could then possibly expose him? Wouldn’t that, in turn, mean that Jeff Sessions would then have to be part of the “small group” as well, since he assigned the complicit Rosenstein the task of setting up the counterintelligence group and the Mueller special council in the first place? My point being that the narrative of this article is solely speculation. Until somebody is arrested, not one person involved can be trusted or condemned.

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  20. georgiafl says:

    Wanna bet this connects to the Awan brothers….

    Evil treasonous Obama administration/Democrats.

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  21. mg says:

    The Mueller investigation is not a legitimate reason to refuse to answer questions. This is a paper shield and will collapse. Of course, the fifth amendment can be used, but enough evidence is being assembled without needing direct incriminating answers.

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  22. The key claim of the Steele Dossier is that Putin wanted Trump to be elected. But that claim ignores a key fact –> At the same time that Fusion GPS was doing the “Trump Project,” they were also doing a project for the Kremlin designed to undermine an American law, the Magnitsky Act.

    The two projects were connected: Fusion sent Natalia Vaselnitskaya, an anti-Magnitsky Act lobbyist, to Trump Tower on June 2016 in order to create the false impression that the Kremlin wanted Trump’s election and Fusion met with Vaselnitskaya both before and after the meeting. See:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/07/fusion-gps-official-met-with-russian-operative-before-and-after-trump-jr-sit-down.html

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    • The Tablet Magazine piece on the Steele Dossier completely misses that connection. Instead, it concludes that Fusion GPS people were stupid:

      “[N]one of Fusion GPS’s principals, former reporters with plenty of experience covering stories around the world, knew very much about Russia, the country that was the ostensible subject of their research. Otherwise, it is inconceivable that Fusion GPS would have taken on a project from pro-Kremlin elements to undermine an American law, the Magnitsky Act, at the same time it was being paid by the Clinton campaign and DNC to tie the Trump campaign to pro-Kremlin elements. Perhaps Christopher Steele was hired to disguise that apparent contradiction.” See:

      http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/251897/obama-steele-dossier-russiagate

      There are two theories regarding the cabal:
      1. The were stupid.
      2. They were making up false evidence.

      When they testify, they will claim that they were stupid. But the fact that Fusion GPS sent Natalia Vaselnitskaya to Trump Tower proves that they were intentionally making up false evidence.

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      • Bull Durham says:

        She probably was used. She had her agenda and it fit perfectly the cabal’s agenda.

        One thing certain, the Kremlin, the FSB, Putin, his friends, the Russian Federation government had zero to do with this infantile political effort.

        The only connection is some of the people speak Russian. 17 Agencies certify that Russian is the language of Russia. Ergo, Putin is guilty of speaking Russian and can be linked by linguistic relativity to Trump Tower. The Russian language was overheard spoken in Trump Tower. Especially, by rich Russians who bought condos there.

        That’s your Intel Community at work. Wankers!

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      • jimsung says:

        I think the setup began the moment Obama decided to clear Hillary around the end of March 2016. I think they laid out a plan to ensure she wins. They also created a contingency encase she didn’t.

        Along the line of the Trump Jr meeting being a setup, around August 2016, Obama invited Sessions to a conference where he was one of the speakers. I think Obama did this because he knew the Russian Ambassador would be there. I think Sessions only met him in passing after his speech. However, that was one of two meetings with the Russians that was used to get him to recuse himself from the investigation (as I recall).

        On a side note, I spent 20 years in the military in an operations center. We had field and tabletop exercises. In a tabletop exercise, myself (representing my organization) and others would take turns dropping index cards with inputs based on what other folks were dropping and how the senior staff was responding. This year has clearly been that type of scenario. Trump would respond to something, he would briefly look good again, only to have someone else drop another card. Clearly this was war gamed out far in advance. Another way of looking at it is that it was flow charted.

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  23. Kokanee says:

    “Mueller probe as a defensive shield so they do not have to answer investigative questions from congress.” So if Rosenstein is a white hat then why appoint Mueller?

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    • Summer says:

      I was about to ask a similar [rhetorical] question. My own guess would be consistent with my firm belief that there is no such thing as a “white hat” in the “intelligence” community or anywhere else among career bureaucrats, especially in DC and Maryland whence Rod Rosenstein hails.

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  24. Donna in Oregon says:

    Looks like we are watching what is going to happen…. A long, laborious distraction where justice is denied. The Congress should not be doing this, the DOJ should have bright lights, polygraphs and investigative reports. The AG should have plea deals worked out to save the taxpayers money and a detailed report should be distributed after all the “players” are in the slammer.

    The DOJ should be explaining what they did wrong. This dog and pony show is corrupt BS. Americans are getting played….again.

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  25. Brant says:

    Is there anything, for legal purposes/statute of limitations, that must be in the chain by 12/31/17/end of year? Or have to wait a whole other year? Just wondering.

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    • G. Combs says:

      “Is there anything, for legal purposes/statute of limitations, that must be in the chain by 12/31/17/end of year? …”
      Sealed indictments takes care of the problem, and there have been well over 4 times the usual number as of November.

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  26. freddy says:

    The lefts narrative is so what a few guys in the FBI has bias… Yeah but very few would have have acted out such a complex operation from the very top of intel organizations to the belly of the DNC and heart of the MSM…This was a coup attempt and way to bring Trump down immediately. Sessions had to know when he recused who the players were and all the parts they played……..He never played coy he fell right into line and recused let Rosey do the dirty deed of bringing in Mueller and his possee of hit men……….It’s so far fetched to say Sessions is playing chess…………..The cover up is huge and the criminals are investigating themselves and the head of the committee is Gowdy who gives out the alibis…………It’s so rotten don’t expect much to happen………..nadler is licking his chops……..

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    • billinlv says:

      I agree with freddy. This is a massive attempt on the part of the Obama regime to destroy the republican candidate/winner and to manipulate/force/assure the election of Clinton. It is so large a plot that few if any of the perpetrators will ever be held to account. And it will not prevent the Marxists from continuing their push to destroy and eliminate President Trump.

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  27. Brant says:

    I guess my head keeps wondering stuff. Is a misdemeanor (Flynn and others) something where he can request a jury trial? I jury trial brings discovery and he can call witnesses. We are finding out who the potential witnesses would be. Pretty much all of them (Strzok, Lisa, Ohrs, “Andy”, Jacoby, etc). They can’t then testify behind closed doors like they want in Congress. If they plead 5th, basically Flynn’s bunch can call a mistrial. Perhaps Flynn “got” a misdemeanor since it would be in DC and we all know how the jury group will be. So, he wouldn’t have much of something if they ignored evidence and convict anyway.

    I don’t know just wondering.

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  28. Founding Fathers Fan says:

    The real FBI just thwarted a muslim terrorist attack. These other ‘FBI’ people are all a bunch of middle management, foo, foo, latte drinking, donut sucking wannabees. Every organization has a cluster of deadwood who think, falsely, that they know what they are doing while the real work is done by the people who do know what to do in spite of the massive bureaucracy.

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    • freddy says:

      I would not call a liberal pijama boy gender confused brainwashed millenial a terrorist. He’s a basement dwelling Bernie Bro who may have just as well joined the BLM or ANTIFA. There are lots of clowns like this guy but I would not call him a terrorist…nor Islamic. This moron did almost evrything to announce he was there except go on CNN. Not much of a great catch but glad any useless destruction did not occur.

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      • Summer says:

        BLM and ANTIFA are practically terrorist organizations so I don’t get your point. Are you saying that a pajama boy or a Bernie Bro cannot become a terrorist?

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    • Who assumes our FBI didn’t induce the terrorist attack?

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  29. Ditch Mitch says:

    Breaking news! Looks like McCabe is going to retire early next year. Looks like he needs a few weeks during the winter break to shred his files, wipe hard drives (with a cloth?) and hammer crackberries.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/breaking-report-deep-state-deputy-fbi-director-andrew-mccabe-retire-early/

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    • bofh says:

      “I want to spend more time with my family” is the statement to learn to say, Deputy Director McCabe, That, and “I don’t recall, Senator” or “I don’t recall, Congressman”.

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    • CleanhouseinDC says:

      Break the law. Retire with taxpayer funded pension and benefits. Too bad any of us would go to jail, or at least be tried for similar infractions. Or fired for cause and terminated with no benefits.

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  30. Darthawk says:

    Washington Post now reporting as breaking news that FBI Deputy Director McCabe has announced plans to retire! More Winning!

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    • JAS says:

      That’s nice… He gets a pension and medical for life. For breaking the law? That’s how they roll…

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    • What to look for in McCabe’s Deal:
      • Full Flip to reveal and take down the ENTIRE DEEP STATE.
      • Lie-Detector Depositions to validate every Q&A Response
      • Felony Prosecution for ALL if ANY evidence or knowledge of corruption is withheld
      • Lifetime NSA Monitoring of all Electronic Communications
      • Lifetime Ankle Bracelet
      • Ban on Foreign Travel
      • Ban on interactions with ANY Deep State Member, Foreign National or Immigrant

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  31. Bull Durham says:

    I wrote two weeks ago Mueller has nothing. It’s a dry well. I also indicated what SD indicates. Mueller is running cover for the cabalists. His job always was to destroy the path to the cabal and the Dems and the Clintons.

    Now, its’ all out in the open. Mueller can’t save anyone. He may even be prosecuted for criminally trying to cover high crimes, sedition and treason. I could easily argue that case to a grand jury.

    Mueller is scum, always was.

    Like all rats, when the heat of the fire comes near, he’ll bolt out of the far end of the sewer.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      LOL at the headline… facing republican attacks! No, he has been outed as the criminal he is! In fact, he better be tried for treason for trying to swing an election and then trying to get rid of a sitting President.

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      • freddy says:

        your saying it straight. Conspiracy with the intent to change the outcome of a Presidential election using fake and forged documents which were illegally leaked to the media and working directly with an opposing political party…..There must be a hundred statutes for those accusations and the cherry is the use of forged fake documents to obtain a FISA warrant and perform illegal surveillance of an opposing political party in an election….Come on those are crimes and provable and big giant conspiracies…..Say it loud or Sessions is gonna let them slide……..

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      • Ditch Mitch says:

        That’s WAPO for ya! Should read “McCabe under investigation for treason retires early to try and cut losses.” However, as I said above, these traitors will first be removed from power and then most likely prosecuted.

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      • bofh says:

        According to the released news, he has to serve until March to be eligible for his pension. At the rate that things have been breaking recently, a lot can happen in the next three months.

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  32. WSB says:

    One connection we have not discussed here yet is between James A Amee and Jeff Sessions. Was Baker one of the legal team advising Jeff to recuse by himself?

    If so, can we find any evidence that Sessions knew what these actors were attempting and all of this was part of a sting?

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  33. JAS says:

    I rejoice in the knowledge that thanks to President Trump, Hillary and the rest of the “Coup Cabal” are now living in the wilderness of mirrors:

    They now live with an internalized, all consuming fear that “…very complex cases can turn on very small, sometimes minute, pieces of information. ….when one tiny – and possibly very inconvenient – fact comes to light.”

    “Will today be the day? Or the next day? When will they come for me?”

    That’s a scary way to live from day to day!

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    • freddy says:

      It’s not a tiny piece it’s the big key piece to all the other parts. The evidence they used to obtain the FISA warrant is the key to the highway. When it is confirmed the FBI doctored the fake dossier they paid for with help of the DNC to wiretap and unmask illegally members of the Trump team then the rubber hits the road baby……That must be near as the 2 guys in the 8 hour hearings both are removed and top most people in the FBI…………This is big I can’t wait for SD next article………….

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  34. Ari says:

    Danger. McCabe is trying to retire and get away with his pension! Will this be another Lois Lerhner escape from justice?

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    • freddy says:

      yes Sessions allowed her to skate and will in this case thats why he is there… Hes the firewall………Going after Obama himself for the Hezbollah deal is another deflection to look like he’s doing something when in reality that investigation will lead nowhere and take time and resources that should be going to this investigation of the FBI……It’s ugly in the swamp……….

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    • bofh says:

      He has to stay until March to get his full pension. A lot can happen before then.

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  35. Gadsden says:

    POTUS tweeting about FBI now – may be laying the groundwork for big revelations coming up, just like the “tapped my wires” tweets.

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  36. WeThePeople2016 says:

    McCabe should NOt be allowed to collect pension, period. I sure hope the IG report comes out long before March so that weasel traitor does not ride off in the sunset unscathed!!!

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  37. xxxMat says:

    If Rosenstein is a white hat he can end/restrict the Mueller probe any time.

    Question remains: why did he appoint Mueller in the first place?

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  38. stats guy says:

    obviously the biggest problem this country faces is the press working hand in glove with any and all socialists inside or outside the government. They will protect their own.

    Every once in a while you read stuff like this (from Andrew McCarthy). My emphasis
    =======
    Page, a top-of-the-class graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with various other academic distinctions, traveled to Moscow for a three-day trip, the centerpiece of which was a July 7 commencement address at the New Economic School (the same institution at which President *****Obama gave a commencement address on July 7, 2009*****). The New York Times has reported, based on leaks from “current and former law enforcement and intelligence officials,” that Page’s July trip to Moscow “was a catalyst for the F.B.I. investigation into connections between Russia and President Trump’s campaign.”
    ======
    So the leftist media would howl at Page going to Ru without telling us the whole truth. No, the whole truth would indite the entire left wing project.

    and then there’s this from Powerline

    As Scott noted earlier today, Andy McCarthy has written a definitive summary of what we know now about the collusion among the Hillary Clinton campaign, the DNC, Fusion GPS, Steele and the Putin regime to 1) prevent Donald Trump from winning the presidential election, and 2) undermine his administration post-election. I can’t urge you strongly enough to read Andy’s NRO article.

    I want to add this footnote: the politicized leaders of the CIA and NSA are part of the story, too.

    Me: Exactly, the entire cabal…all the hacks, the suspicious connections, the out and proud leftism and protecting the inside at the expense of the other (that would be us)

    Typical banana republic stuff…left wing banana republic.

    We can all be happy that we dodged a massive bullet…yet, the left is still there, the hacks are still standing…and yes, the leftist press is still propagandizing. We need Trump for 8 years, definitely, but we need more than that.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/12/on-dnc-fbi-russia-collusion-the-cia-and-nsa-played-a-part-too.php

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454909/trump-russia-collusion-fbi-investigation-steele-dossier-hillary-clinton-campaign

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  39. golsono says:

    Let the midnight special
    Shine a little light on me

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  40. On Dec. 21, President Trump signed.
    Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-blocking-property-persons-involved-serious-human-rights-abuse-corruption/

    “The United States seeks to impose tangible and significant consequences on those who commit serious human rights abuse or engage in corruption, as well as to protect the financial system of the United States from abuse by these same persons.

    “I therefore determine that serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.”

    He’s going after the assets (money) of these traitors.

    This order went into effect !2:01 AM Friday December 22, 2017.
    And with this surprise move, it’s too late for them to do anything about it.

    These seditious rat bastards thought they knew better than We The People who could govern us. Their arrogance and disdain for DJT, and those of us that elected him, was an affront to their perceived superior status, so much so they could smell us in Wal Mart.

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  41. What a disgusting infuriating mess!!!
    God please let every traitorous liar be found out,rooted out and held accountable!!
    Thank You Lord.

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  42. Who auth releasing requests for unmasking American’s by Susan Rice to the Onama Library for 5 years? And why?

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  43. One have to assume Rosenstein is involved in this Trump projection because without him, this wouldn’t have moved forward with Mueller

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