Deadline Tomorrow For FBI To Turn Over Documents To Intel Chairman Nunes…

Tomorrow, January 3rd, is the deadline presented by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes for the FBI to turn over responsive documents, their field agent investigative notes and contact summaries.

The FBI Counterintelligence Division began an official investigation on/around July 15th, 2016. The target of the investigation was the Donald Trump campaign.  The FBI has refused to answer questions or allow investigative oversight toward the origin of their endeavor.

Numerous leaks from the FBI imply the leadership is attempting to shape the narrative surrounding the origin. Suspicions are high.  Key questions we hope to see answered soon with specific detail are:

  • 1.) who was the FISC judge that signed off on the FISA application?
  • 2.) what was the underlying evidence presented to the FISA court?

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♦FBI Agent Peter Strzok has been reassigned to the HR department.  ♦FBI Lawyer Lisa Page, personal legal aide to FBI Asst. Director, Andrew “Andy” McCabe, has been returned to the DOJ side. ♦FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker has been relieved of his duties by FBI Director Christopher Wray. ♦FBI Asst Director Andrew McCabe has announced his intent to retire in March.

In October 2016, immediately after the DOJ lawyers formatted the FBI information (Steele Dossier etc.) for the FISA application, the head of the NSD, Asst. Attorney General John P Carlin, left his job.  During his exit John Carlin informed the FISA court the DOJ-NSD frequently provided false information to the court to gain FISA warrants – Read Here.

Chairman Devin Nunes wants answers to the origin of the FBI counterintelligence operation.  Back in February 2017 Devin Nunes went to a secure SCIF and saw some of the unmasking reports that stemmed from that operation.

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Those who have followed the back-story closely can see clear political outline of the 2016 operation. Here’s the way the entire construct looks in simple outline.

Career officials, managers and staff within the DOJ and FBI wanted to help ensure Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election.  Those people were ideologically aligned with President Obama, and held the goal of maintaining progressive advances as part of their motive.

A “small group” was formed within the DOJ and FBI to facilitate this goal.  The first goal was to remove Clinton from the burden of the FBI email investigation.

Once that goal was achieved, they moved on to Clinton’s 2016 challenger.  By the time the 2016 GOP convention drew near, everyone accepted that challenger would be Donald Trump.

As such the FBI “small group” began monitoring candidate Donald Trump in June/July 2016 as part of a plan toward the benefit of candidate Hillary Clinton.

However, the FBI and DOJ officials also needed an actual basis, a legal justification for their behavior and the time they were spending.  The plan to justify that behavior was to create an official counterintelligence operation.

To get the counterintelligence operation going, they needed a reasonable basis for creating one.  That basis was the formative seeds of claims of Russian connections to the Trump campaign.

To establish the basis the Russian elements needed for the operation; the DNC and Clinton campaign has earlier paid Fusion GPS (April ’16) to contract Christopher Steele to write a dossier that would form the legal grounding for the counterintelligence operation.

The wife of Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS), Mary B. Jacoby, with years of Russia-angled reporting –including Donald Trump– visits the White House on April 19th 2016.

Fusion GPS (Mary B. Jacoby, and Glenn Simpson) hired DOJ Deputy Attorney Bruce Ohr’s wife, Nellie Ohr, who was well versed in counterintelligence operations, CIA operations, and using CIA tradecraft to create illusions.

Nellie Ohr worked with retired British MI6 Agent Christopher Steele to manufacture the Steele Dossier.  The dossier would take innocuous connections between Trump and Russian people, enhance them, fabricate some nefarious appearance, and then be turned over to Bruce Ohr’s counterintelligence buddy in the FBI Peter Strzok.

In essence, the Clinton’s created the Russian “angle” out of thin air; and the FBI and DOJ used that creation as the legal underpinning for the counterintelligence operation.

The cointel op was always just a ruse for wiretapping, surveillance and monitoring of Donald Trump campaign officials.

The FBI (Strzok) and DOJ (Ohr) dressed up the Steele Dossier to apply for a FISA warrant (Asst from DOJ/FBI intermediary Lisa Page).  The surveillance was happening with or without the FISA approval; but the FISA warrant would make the surveillance legal.

The initial application to the FISA Court was so sketchy (June-2016) it was actually denied.   Denials rarely happen.  One-in-a-thousand.

The Steele Dossier was dressed up some more.  More stuff added, thanks to Christopher Steele and Nellie Ohr, to the second FISA application in Sept./October.  That FISA application again submitted by Bruce Ohr, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page. That warrant was approved.

If Hillary was elected, the entire counterintelligence operation just disappears into the ether.  No-one would ever know about it.

But Hillary didn’t win.

Trump did.

Subsequently, the insurance policy is deployed.  The entire Trump Counterintelligence Operation (Trump spying) now evolves into “A Russian Probe”.  So the team behind the CoIntel scheme, again “the small group”, had to make up the “Russian Interference in The Election” narrative, a larger narrative, as the insurance policy and to cover their tracks.

The manufactured basis for the FISA warrant, ‘Muh Russia’ now REALLY needed to become real; or at least have the IMMEDIATE appearance of being real or justified.

March 2017 …”Because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama] people who left; so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy, um, that the Trump folks – if they found out HOW we knew what we knew about their, the Trump staff, dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods; meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence.”…

[VIDEO HERE]

That’s also why the goofy “Joint Analysis Report on Russian Interference” was created.  Brennan (CIA), Clapper (ODNI), and Comey (FBI), and to a much lesser extent the outsider Mike Rogers (NSA).  This became the “17 intelligence agencies” blah.. blah… blah.

It was never 17 intel agencies.  It was four.  Only three pushed it.  Mike Rogers said he had low/moderate confidence in the underlying intelligence within the report.  The report was created as evidence to enhance the insurance policy. Nothing more.

[My hunch is if you put the Steele Dossier together with the Joint Analysis Report, you will find 90% of the FISA application documentation.]

Additionally, the entire crew, from the Obama Administration and current career people within the DOJ, FBI, etc., who understood the larger scheme, needed ongoing people to continue ensuring the insurance policy was maintained and deployed.

That drove the need for a Special Counsel investigation. Demand-Demand-Demand.  Mueller’s investigation was really just another way the players within the original scheme could keep a lid on the events in 2016.

That’s why many of the FBI/DOJ “small group”, the crew who cleared Hillary in the email investigation, were also assigned to the Mueller investigation.  Controls were  needed.

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 “DOJ/FBI small group” comes across a risky trail being followed, they work to impede, block, delay or deflect anyone from that trail.

That’s the ‘high-level’ summary of the way things look from a researched perspective.

The Big Ugly

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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.

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386 Responses to Deadline Tomorrow For FBI To Turn Over Documents To Intel Chairman Nunes…

  1. Sharpshorts says:

    “…complicated business folks, complicated business…”

    “…the Justice Dept. at President Trump’s direction is in charge of this train…”

    Yes, President Trump is in charge of all executive branch agencies. He could “order” his department heads to comply with Nunes’ requests… But the Session refusal made it much more complicated for PDT… I believe the President when he said he would never have nominated Sessions if he knew of Session’s refusal before hand.

    That statement indicates to me that the President had planned that his AG would play a major role in the unraveling the “yuge” entirety of corrupt people, departments and schemes. So the President’s strategy for shining the light on the entire mess had to be modified…and that is why it is taking longer than most of us would like.

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    • MustangBlues says:

      Not ‘refusal’, but ‘recusal’.

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    • Sharpshorts says:

      above — refusal should be recusal

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    • lokiscout says:

      Patience, Grasshopper! Patience!

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    • Oldschool says:

      One of the more sensible theories sharps. Thanks. Like you, I believe Sessions recusal caught Trump by surprise. Trump said it himself. Sessions did not consult with Trump, just recused. We either believe Trump or not. JS left Trump’s flank wide open and Trump needed a new battle plan. I believe Trump wants justice and draining so bad he can taste it.

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      • kroesus says:

        whatever the situation THEN AG Sessions has offered to give his letter of resignation SEVERAL times since and PDJT has refused….so whether you believe Trump’s narrative on the recusal then you MUST also believe his narrative on subsequently KEEPING AG Sessions around

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        • mimbler says:

          But Congress has made it clear they won’t confirm a successor if Sessions goes.

          So a third possibility, is that Trump is disappointed in Sessions recusal, but a crippled Sessions is better than no DOJ AG at all.

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          • Thecleaner says:

            I have opined that Nunes is working with Trump to take out Sessions.
            Mimbler has often noted that Nunes is not attaching any consequences to his letters of demand from the DOJ.
            This would work with my theory that they want Session and the DOJ to keep defying congress.
            This builds the political and legal cover to fire Sessions. Repeatedly insubordinate to his oversight committee, and hindering an investigation.
            This is why Nunes jumped in front of the IG release in my opinion…he is trying to force the DOJ to once again refuse. He will get the documents on the 15th from the IG in all liklihood, so there is no need other than to try and force Sessions into further insubordination, and providing a cause for removal should Trump wish to move.

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            • Amberlene says:

              I believe Trump will eventually get rid of Sessions and Rosenstein after Mueller’s investigation is over so he won’t be accused of obstruction. Trump is patiently waiting it out

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            • Oldschool says:

              Cleaner, this analysis makes a lot of sense to me.

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            • cozette says:

              Any info Sessions or Wray gives to Congressional Committees is then also known to Democrats and their operatives and will be leaked, in a distorted fashion, to the media. It’s like letting your enemies look at your hand during a poker tournament. I’d delay things as long as possible too considering how corrupt Congress and the media are. BTW it is a good thing that Sessions is not involved because anything he did around Russia would be disregarded as partisan politics. My sense is that Mueller’s SC is a honey pot designed to lure in and trap the Sewer Rats.

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        • Oldschool says:

          There are other reasons for Trump to keep Sessions, for now. It is not necessarily a vote of confidence. The blowback and consequences of letting sessions go might have sunk his entire presidency. Trump is working his own plan.

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        • corkyboyd says:

          Session’s passiveness may be more to let the DOJ IG Horowitz do the evidence gathering quietly and without Democrats on the committees looking over shoulders. Horowitz certainly has a motive to get the bottom of things. He had been blocked out from investigating the DOJ National Security Division by highly partisan Sally Yates. And NSD is where the action was.

          There seems to be a coordinated timeline for the release of the IG report and Committee reports. It will allow enough time to make the country furious two weeks before President Trump’s State of the Union address on Jan. 30. Then he will be able to get his message across about the swamp, loud and clear.

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        • repsort says:

          Trump always has a couple of ways to win. So I’m hoping, although it wasn’t his preferred path, that he chose to keep Sessions and move on to plan b.

          /shrug. We’re gonna need a tell-all book at some point so we can see just how much 4D chess was being played.

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        • jmuniz1 says:

          Sessions is doing his job but quietly. All of the people our President has arrested is not an accident. The revolving door between Saudi and the Bush, Clinton, Obama dynasties full of happy faces, side deals and off shore accounts. But, alas, no more. The arrest of Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal the business buddy of the Bush family and 35 million dollar campaign donor to Hillary and of course mega bucks to the Clinton Foundation has sent a strong message to the globalists. In all so far, 11 Saudi Princes have been arrested along with Saudi Prince Alwaleed Billionaire Tech Investor and co owner of Fox News Arrested on Charges of Corruption! Saudi Prince Alwaleed Billionaire Arrested – Hillary 35 million dollar donor.
          It looks like King Salman is draining his own swamp. The so-named “purge” is draining very rapidly. The young Saudi Prince has sent a strong signal that the old way of doing business is over and it is time to come into the 21st Century in order to survive as a successful nation.
          There has been word that the Crowned Prince is seeking to seize the assets of the off shore accounts of Princes who have been purged. Totals estimated to be as much as $800 Billion dollars. It’s not just Princes, there are also ministers and top businessmen being arrested, and some detained in a luxury hotel, who are accused of corruption, their planes grounded and their assets seized.
          The Saudi attorney general has announced that “phase one” of the purge is complete. Wonder what phase two will bring? Some speculate more arrests, more cleaning out the old guard and bringing in the new. Sound familiar? Sure sounds a lot like the present administration and its’ task to stop the corruption.
          The crown prince knows his 21st Century reform program may meet resistance, but he is forging ahead swiftly and strategically in removing anyone or anything that could get in his way.
          It’s been quite a fast paced week and many Saudis are welcoming this purge of the rich and famous, in the hopes that jobs and assistance will find its way to the general population. Saudi Arabia has a young, fast-growing population and it needs to find meaningful jobs for the people and fund projects that will employ them.
          The vastness of the ports of Dubai, along with the world’s tallest buildings, coupled with all the shining display of audacious wealth has its’ hungry, internet savvy youth very restless. It appears the Crowned Prince seeks to find a balance for this situation. The coming into the 21st Century has already allowed women to drive, something the clerics have resisted for a long time. It’s not certain how they will react when they allow cinemas and other Western-style forms of entertainment to be introduced as planned.

          It’s an understatement to say the old guard in Saudi Arabia are rattled with the elevation of the youngest Crowned Prince in the history of Saudi Arabia at the age of 32. Not to mention that the untested prince to be next in line to the throne has upset the usual line of succession. The new past ruling by King Salman is that the throne’s succession can only be achieved of inheritance of the Salman lineage. This should help stop the clamoring among thousands of royal princes and put a curb on the corruption.
          Part of last Saturday’s purge included the removal of Prince Saeed Bin Miteb Bin Abdul Aziz removed from guard as head of the National Guard . Prince Miteb was never a credible threat to the crown prince, but the National Guard has been run by former King Abdullah and then his son for 51 years. These sudden removals have taken place abruptly and it is not yet known what backlash, if any, will come from the tribal alliances that were cohesively intact.

          Crowned Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is also driving an economic development program that he intends to wean Saudi Arabia off its dependence on oil revenues.
          Deputy Crowned Prince Mohammed Bin Salman runs the all-powerful Royal Court, and he has some useful allies like the United States. After a visit to Washington and President Donald Trump’s trip to Riyadh in May, there is now a close bond between the crown prince and the White House. Wonder what took place in some of the conversations? Interesting how some of the house of Clinton’s royal connections are disconnecting in their own purge???
          The question is, “How will the world and the well-connected Saudi business community react to the Crowned Prince’s anti-corruption purge? Will international trading increase or decrease? Will the Crown Prince succeed in bringing his nation into the 21st Century or will his leadership be met with collusion? What role will the US play in welcoming the new King? This was not done by accident and Sessions went to El Salvador and arrested a few thousand MS-13 gang members. This site also has a lot of other information on other arrests. These arrests are not accidental sessions is doing his job. We must be patient. These people have donated to both parties over decades and they are finally paying for it. Sundance had an article the other day about other name s that were arrested along with these look them up.

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    • luke says:

      Here’s what puzzles me though. If it’s as you suggest, and it may well be, Session’s recusal would be because he felt he had to as opposed to malice. And that scenario is likely as Republicans cave to Democrat pressure time after time; there’s nothing new or surprising about that. Sessions is not dirty I am 100% on that.

      However, after seeing everything we’ve seen and more (mainly related to IG) why has Sessions not resigned so Trump could nominate another AG? Or why has Sessions not jumped up and screamed “shut this SC down?” It tells me there has to be more than meets the eye. There has to be something going on we’re just not privy to.

      Again, I think the chief purpose of this SC was to trick Trump into shutting it down. I for one wanted him to immediately but now I’m glad he didn’t do it. That would have been much worse. Whatever is going down I think it’s coming to a head very soon…..stay tuned

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    • RJ says:

      Sessions took a dive like a blackmailed prize fighter. Look at his mannerisms when challenged by worthless pervert Al Franken – he practically gave himself a hernia announcing his recusal. He selfishly wanted to be AG and screwed PDJT (and 63 million voters) bigtime.

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    • Sunshine says:

      Had Sessions not recused himself, it’s quite probable the dishonest MSM would be screaming ‘Cover-up’ for the duration of the investigation. Anonymous anti-Trump sources would be dishing out all kinds of fake news, thus discrediting the investigation which would have an impact on this year’s election.

      IMHO: I think Sessions was wise to recuse himself and allow a Democrat to replace him.

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      • Tom F says:

        Absolutely correct Sunshine.
        Mr. Sessions would have had the ‘taint’ of partisan politics every step of the way.
        He was pat of the candidate Trump team.
        His recusal was not universal.

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    • American Bulldog says:

      Your right the POTUS is in charge… Sessions works for him. The POTUS has given the impression that he has to accept insubordination or that the chain of command doesn’t apply. Why would he do that? Unless he wants to use Sessions as the scapegoat when no high level indictments or arrests are made…Benghazi deaths, Fast and Furious deaths, Illegal immigrant victims, open borders, stolen prosperity, rigged voting and political system, 2 tiered Justice system and corrupt judges, crony capitalism, congressional corruption.. IRS, EPA, FBI, CIA, NSA, State Dept, Interior Department, Justice Department politicization (strong arms)…It bothers me that the POTUS talks about ratings, because ratings don’t indicate seriousness. It bothers me when websites insist that the criminals are going to jail this time, but give themselves an out if nobody goes to jail. It bothers me that in all of these years none of these usurpers have gone to jail. Republicans have investigations that embolden corrupters. Democrats cheer on the corruption. This process has been great for media, advertising and for internet clickbait…great ratings. Status Quo. If the criminals don’t go to jail, then what? What’s the plan for us then? Seth Rich was possibly murdere d for exposing corruption. Snowden is a political refugee in Russia who may never be able to step foot in his home country again. Julian Assange lives in an isolation, at his embassy prison. Immigrant victims bury loved ones, while their government allows the criminals to become repeat offenders. The Citizen has become the servant. It’s time people start talking about what we need to do to right this ship, then put that plan into action. Voting isn’t a plan, if the system has been corrupted.

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      • Hutzpa says:

        Lots to think about… I want to hang on to faith that Sessions is busy working behind the scenes on other big, important things that are vital to the MAGA success. If he hadn’t recused, he would be like bait for the hordes every step of the way and rendered completely ineffective and useless – not to mention a major reason to question the validity of all that’s been uncovered re the “insurance” plot. One day, we’ll see what he’s been up to behind the scenes. I’m guessing it will be impressive.

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  2. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    Like I have said before, the red wood forest has a lot of trees with a lot of branches! They can all be hanged together. No need for money spent on long prison terms.

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  3. MVW says:

    “Brennan (CIA), Clapper (ODNI), and Comey (FBI), and to a much lesser extent the outsider Mike Rogers (NSA). This became the “17 intelligence agencies” blah.. blah… blah.”

    I thought Clapper (ODNI was basically a coordination group) was just regurgitating what the agencies said, so it is really two agencies, CIA and FBI (NSA gave no real support).

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    • kroesus says:

      Clapper at ODNI is supposed to assemble and coordinate the raw intelligence from across the spectrum to a more usable and readable format……..his part in the dossier conversion was in essence a concurrence with the traitors at FBI and CIA

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    • Joseph Arbuckle says:

      Which filters down to Ohr & Strzok. Like sifting swamp in a prospectors pan…

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  4. freq says:

    early retirement for all!… /sarc…

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  5. MTeresa says:

    Can’t you all just picture the looks on their faces when they realized that DJT would be the 45th POTUS? Talk about an “Oh Sh*t” moment.

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  6. Southpaw says:

    Just ask gang of eight member Rep. Schiff for the information. He already is told he knows everything about the collusion. And he is good at keeping secrets.

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  7. vapaver says:

    Hate to rain on everybody’s parade but we already know theres enough evidence out to proceed with grand jury.But you will never see anyone involved receive the justice they deserve.The poor Trump administration won,t be able to go to the bathroom without being sued.

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  8. Charlotte says:

    Witness: Russia Probe Grand Jury Looks Like ‘Bernie Sanders Rally’ – or a ‘Black Lives Matter Rally’

    11 out of 20 jurors are black; the only white male in the room was a prosecutor (Mueller was not present).

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/witness-russia-probe-grand-jury-looks-like-black-lives-matter-rally-white-male-room-prosecutor/

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  9. Kristin says:

    Please indulge me: it’s the first time I read that Bruce Ohr, Lisa Page and Strzok submitted the two FISA warrants. Where is the source on that? I am looking in the footnotes but do not see it.
    Thank you.

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    • JAS says:

      That’s not correct. You misread. Read again, that’s not how it happened.

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      • Kristin says:

        JAS:
        This is the text:
        “The FBI (Strzok) and DOJ (Ohr) dressed up the Steele Dossier to apply for a FISA warrant (Asst from DOJ/FBI intermediary Lisa Page). The surveillance was happening with or without the FISA approval; but the FISA warrant would make the surveillance legal.

        The initial application to the FISA Court was so sketchy (June-2016) it was actually denied. Denials rarely happen. One-in-a-thousand.

        The Steele Dossier was dressed up some more. More stuff added, thanks to Christopher Steele and Nellie Ohr, to the second FISA application in Sept./October. That FISA application again submitted by Bruce Ohr, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page. That warrant was approved.”

        What did I miss? Thank you.

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          You need to read the entire series in order to understand coming to that conclusion. It is a matter of the “small group”, the “conspirators” and their positions within the DOJ/FBI.

          Basically, following the evidence presented in hearings, documents, media and such. over time, leads to the summary Sundance has provided.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      There is no proof yet, but it’s the leading and most plausible theory. Insurance policy, Page and Strzok affair, Page and Strzok rabidly anti-Trump, Ohr meeing with Christoper Steele, Ohr’s wife working for Fusion GPS, and so much more. We’ll know the truth when the FISA applications are made public.

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  10. Charlotte says:

    Where is John Kerry and Val Jar now?
    Here’s an interesting “spotted” with 2020 overtones. (Washington Examiner, Dec. 14, 2017)

    “Our tipster said that former Obama insider Valerie Jarrett, former Secretary of State John Kerry and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand were dining Wednesday night with others at Osteria Morini, the hip Italian restaurant near the Washington Nationals stadium.

    “Gillibrand has been a leading voice of the #MeToo movement, has called for President Trump’s resignation, and is talked about as a 2020 presidential candidate.

    “Kerry, of course, ran and lost his bid for the White House, and Jarrett was Obama’s top counselor. …”

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/spotted-john-kerry-sen-kirsten-gillibrand-valerie-jarrett/article/2643487

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  11. Charlotte says:

    But it was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) who tracked Kerry all the way to the island owned by the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of millions of Ismaili Muslims, last Christmas:

    “Former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry was on the Aga Khan’s private island at the same time as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ill-fated family vacation last Christmas break, CBC News has learned.

    http://canadafreepress.com/article/former-secretary-of-state-john-kerrys-ongoing-work-for-the-resistance

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  12. Biggyrat says:

    President Trumps tweet recently concerning the corruption and possible conspiacy against his Presidency has the media all sickering up their sleeves. Reporting it as if to say “well, there he goes again”. That is what makes me think justice will actually be served on these arrogant bastards. The media never learn. No matter how many times the President has handed them their heads.

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  13. hardworkingsob says:

    Some advice for team Trump….and I’m paraphrasing here….A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the severely punished one is truly vanquished.

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  14. JAS says:

    What I wouldn’t give to search through all them email servers. I’m really good at that.

    Wait! What? We OWN those servers! Why can’t we look at them?

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  15. Stephen e lawrence says:

    Get out the January surprise and wait till Friday, around 45 minutes past 4 pm, Then fire the lot,
    Get All of the at one swat and fire the lot. This will send a message while collecting unemployment checks being fired for treason, then arrest them for as many violations of federal law you can muster up sending a message to the deep state that “fed jail is on the table.” For what you did trying to over throw an elected President by the people of the United States. Send a message over their bow….. commit the crime do some time, no retirement no nothing jail time.

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  16. Jeremiah2 says:

    Everybody posting seems to know so much, but in all humility might I suggest that it’s not who goes to prison in 2018 that counts, it’s who comes to Congress in 2019! My initial admiration for Trump the candidate began when I found with minimal research that the only thing the opposition could find to use against him was slander of the vilest sort, using misquotes, exaggerations and words taken out of context to paint a false picture. It grew when he came out early with policy statements on health care, foreign policy and the economy, all well thought out and capable of implementation. Unfortunately ‘la colunnia’ works wonders, and everybody flatters themselves that their superiority allows them to criticize.
    I believe in President Trump, AG Sessions and everyone who works for DJT, and only Sundance who has an uncanny knack for uncovering what is really going on, and has true admiration for our President. I don’t trust the know-it-all commentators and their comments, friendly or not, the Congress and their investigations which end up nowhere, and above all the voters, especially after Alabama. Might I suggest that our President is methodically working on uncovering these nefarious goings-on in a manner that the most dense of Americans and the most biased of the Media will be forced to recognize that what has been perpetrated is 100 time worse than Watergate. Then, and only then, there is hope for MAGA.

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    • Bill Robbins says:

      Jeremiah2: At least half of U.S. voters and more than 100% of illegal voters will never accept any narrative, even if unassailably true, if told by Trump Administration.

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    • lokiscout says:

      Where did that cool breeze of sanity come from? Thank you, Jeremiah2. Thank you for the post of the thread!

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I think we can have both. 🙂 Justice AND retained GOP majority in the House and Senate

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    • Sean Supsky says:

      Jeremiah2,

      FYI,

      There are a lot of posters on this site that actually provide credible leads, with sources, and those that are able to pick the little puzzle pieces, that sometimes Sundance is able to utilize, for inspirational purposes, for examples, for inclusion into his narrative, with which he gives credit where credit is due.

      Without all of these posters brainstorming the different scenarios, we would be at a loss because our group thinkmind would be absent.

      Remember, it was President Trump that stated he liked to here different opinions, not just yes men.

      ‘Bout Alabama, that was an intentional loss for the evidence to be gathered, and lo, Moore hasn’t conceded yet.

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      • Jeremiah2 says:

        Thank you for the clarification-it was never my intention to denigrate the informational posts on this site. Just recently several long comments have been added with documentation cited. I do question how mere mortals like us can fathom what our extremely gifted President, with his real life experience to boot, is really up to. What is clear is that every situation is up for negotiation, and you have to give some to accomplish your goals. When the other side refuses to deal-then,no deal. Whether for ego gratification or for profit motive (read a column by David Greenfield today who suggests this is behind the Media’s obsession with President Trump-if so they will disseminate all the dirt which will be revealed, albeit with some defense of their favorite participants) so many commentators insist on their extreme position, and criticize the President.
        My main reason for responding is I am puzzled by your suggestion that the loss of a crucial Senate seat was intentional. On the part of who-the voters in Alabama? Possibly you are suggesting that after the fact the Administration is conducting an investigation, while in appearance accepting the outcome. Interesting.

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        • Sean Supsky says:

          I would tend to agree with your assertion about the election in Alabama.

          **Jeremiah2 says:**

          **My main reason for responding is I am puzzled by your suggestion that the loss of a crucial Senate seat was intentional. On the part of who-the voters in Alabama? Possibly you are suggesting that after the fact the Administration is conducting an investigation, while in appearance accepting the outcome. Interesting.**

          Yet I find that the inclusion of certain events, tweets and stories put out, makes a different scenario come to light. Some that have even been postulated by other commenters here on this site.

          One example that I give is from the MSM, CBS news to be exact, that shows what I am speaking about.

          https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-suggests-he-knew-moore-would-lose-alabama-election-in-tweets/

          Now to say that this is a smoking gun evidence of what I have said would be in error, yet, to myself at least, it shows that there is a much deeper project occurring than what is on the surface. To say that President Trump’s tweets are not cues for the future would be an understatement. As Sundance has pointed out, President Trump’s tweets are messages of what he intends to do for MAGA.

          This is but a simple search of Trump Tweets from this site,

          https://theconservativetreehouse.com/?s=Trump+Tweets

          This is the first search item that is listed.

          https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/31/president-trump-iran-and-freedom-remarkable-message-within-trump-tweets/

          I base my conclusions, which may in fact be wrong, on the provided evidence and the MO of President Trump’s tweets and communication.

          So yes, by all means, be skeptical, yet keep an open mid at the same time.

          It has been a pleasure Jeremiah2.

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  17. Stephen e lawrence says:

    As a submariner, Vietnam Nam veteran 72 to 76, I hear currently a submariner is serving federal time taking a picture of the inside of a submarine, not the brightest moment, yet trying to over throw a government should have some serious ramifications, otherwise, they will not stop.

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  18. GW says:

    The letter looks pretty toothless to me. Where’s the statement : “I have instructed my staff to draft ‘Contempt of Congress’ citations and failure to produce everything demanded will result in the citations being issued on January 4, 2017”.

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    • I think it has been stated more than once on various threads. There is the risk that if the DOJ complies, Schumer and Pelosi plus others, will see the intel and give that informaiton to the people who will soon be arrested . They will get the specific info that they have on them and they will be able to deflect and alter their stories

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  19. Charlotte says:

    For the first time, investigators say they have secured written evidence that the FBI believed there was evidence that some laws were broken when the former secretary of State and her top aides transmitted classified information through her insecure private email server, lawmakers and investigators told The Hill.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/367141-congressional-investigators-find-irregularities-in-fbis-handling-of

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  20. ray76 says:

    And if they don’t comply?

    Will Nunes draft contempt charges in a month? /s

    Those charges should be ready to go tomorrow. It’s practically guaranteed they won’t be.

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    • lokiscout says:

      That contempt citation would have to wait in line for the one brought against AG Holder a few years back. “Contempt of Congress” charges hold about as much water as a good dip net.

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      • ray76 says:

        The blame for that is 100% on the frauds in Congress. They’ve allowed their authority to be ignored with impunity. The frauds in Congress make a mockery of Congress.

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      • ray76 says:

        Seriously – what if they don’t comply? Will the subcommittee cite the offender to the House for contempt charges? If not, why not?

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        • Cow wow says:

          And if the Speaker is not on board? Much pressure must come to bear against him, Speaker Ryan, if he tries to thwart this as I suspect he did with Benghazi

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          • ray76 says:

            Put him in the spotlight. If he impedes the investigation then he must be politically destroyed. Every day hammer him. Nunes should lead the hammering… “the Speaker is allowing subpoenas of the House of Representatives to be ignored with impunity, this is shameful. The Speaker is undermining the House” etc.

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        • ray76 says:

          House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence rules

          (j) Contempt Procedures. Citations for contempt of Congress shall be forwarded to the House only if:
          (1) Reasonable notice is provided to all members of the Committee of a meeting to be held
          to consider any such contempt recommendations;
          (2) The Committee has met and considered the contempt allegations;
          (3) The subject of the allegations was afforded an opportunity to state either in writing or in
          person, why he or she should not be held in contempt; and
          (4) The Committee agreed by majority vote to forward the citation recommendations to the
          House.

          https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hpsci_rules_of_procedure_-_115th_congress.pdf#page=7

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    • And even if those charges do come tomorrow, the cases then go to Jeff Sessions….. Don’t hold your breath that this REALLY means charges are forthcoming.

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      • ray76 says:

        AG has nothing to do with Congress finding someone contempt and then imprisoning them.

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        • Unfortunately, Congress no longer has prosecutorial power. All they can do is make findings and then recommend to the DOJ that people be prosecuted……

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          • ray76 says:

            They never had prosecutorial power. Connected with their investigative and oversight power is the power to punish individuals for contempt. Congress certainly has the power to oversee agencies it created, such as the DOJ & FBI. Defying Congressional subpoenas interferes with their legitimate oversight authority and is contumacious.

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            • Maybe I misunderstood your post. There was actually a moment in our history (the Teapot Dome Scandal in the 1920s) where Congress investigated and passed a joint resolution to appoint a Special Prosecutor.

              But the laws were changed in the 1970s and again in the 1990s.

              Today all they can do is investigate and then those results go to Jeff Sessions for prosecution.

              I’m not a know it all, LOL….I just recently researched this because I was curious as to how far Congress could actually take justice. Here is a good article:

              “The Justice Department has a history of stonewalling congressional investigators. The reason has a lot to due with a change, pushed through by the Justice Department decades ago, in the process for prosecuting congressional contempt. Once a house of Congress holds someone in contempt, the matter is handed over to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. The Justice Department has then repeatedly refused to prosecute contempt sanctions against its own personnel.”

              http://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/364175-time-for-congress-to-enhance-its-contempt-authority

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          • ray76 says:

            FYI –

            Congress has the authority to arrest and imprison those found in Contempt. The power extends throughout the United States and is an inherent power (does not depend upon legislated act)

            If found in Contempt the person can be arrested under a warrant of the Speaker of the House of Representatives or President of the Senate, by the respective Sergeant at Arms.

            Statutory criminal contempt is an alternative to inherent contempt.

            Under the inherent contempt power Congress may imprison a person for a specific period of time or an indefinite period of time, except a person imprisoned by the House of Representatives may not be imprisoned beyond adjournment of a session of Congress.

            Imprisonment may be coercive or punitive.

            This is not a law enforcement power, it must be in connection with their legitimate legislative power. Congress certainly has power over agencies created by Congress.

            Some references

            [1] Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Volume 2, § 842
            http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/print_documents/a1_5s21.html

            [2] Anderson v. Dunn – 19 U.S. 204 – “And, as to the distance to which the process might reach, it is very clear that there exists no reason for confining its operation to the limits of the District of Columbia; after passing those limits, we know no bounds that can be prescribed to its range but those of the United States.”
            http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/19/204/case.html

            [3] Jurney v. MacCracken, 294 U.S. 125
            http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/294/125/case.html
            73rd Cong., 78 Cong. Rec. 2410 (1934)
            https://archive.org/details/congressionalrec78aunit

            [4] McGrain v. Daugherty, 273 U.S. 135 – Under a warrant issued by the President of the Senate the Deputy to the Senate Sergeant at Arms arrested at Cincinnati, Ohio, Mally S. Daugherty, who had been twice subpoenaed by the Senate and twice failed to appear.
            http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/273/135/case.html

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  21. Concerned Virginian says:

    Sundance, thank God you made the outline of this treasonous mess. Have been reading it over and over again. Am using it to help me read through the Resources.
    However, what I’m finding hard to understand is this Christopher Steele person. Why out of all the possible co-conspirators the DNC/Hillary Clinton people could contact to make the fake dossier, it’s Steele? Where is he now? Is he still alive? Can he be brought in to testify? Is he “immune” because (I’m assuming this) he’s a British subject? Wouldn’t it be possible that if this guy testifies it would start an inevitable chain leading to multiple arrests? What am I missing?

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  22. LibertyONE says:

    Either “they” the cabal have something on Sessions i.e. the Uranium One deal or he’s doing something behind the scenes that will be explosive. IF nothing happens then it’s the former.

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  23. I don’t see tomorrow being that big of a deal if non-compliance or semi-compliance happens (It would be a HUGE indication of a paradigm shift if full compliance happens). It would be only a minor stepping stone on the eventual path toward full revelation that is coming anyway.

    The big enchilada is coming shortly, so I am not going to invest a lot of angst one way or the other on another minor setback. There are still several key people representing logjams that are still in place so it will not be surprising if foot-dragging continues for another few weeks. NSD seems to be rather intact, compared to other nodes which have seen rats kicked overboard.

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  24. covfefe999 says:

    I was just re-reading the Mother Jones article from Oct 2016. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/veteran-spy-gave-fbi-info-alleging-russian-operation-cultivate-donald-trump/ Excerpt:

    “near the start of July on [Steele’s] 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,” […] “The former intelligence officer says the response from the FBI was “shock and horror.” The FBI, after receiving the first memo, did not immediately request additional material, according to the former intelligence officer and his American associates. Yet in August, they say, the FBI asked him for all information in his possession and for him to explain how the material had been gathered and to identify his sources. The former spy forwarded to the bureau several memos—some of which referred to members of Trump’s inner circle. After that point, he continued to share information with the FBI. “It’s quite clear there was or is a pretty substantial inquiry going on,” he says.”

    Remember the NYT article claimed Papadopoulos’ blabbings to an Australian diplomat was the reason the FBI started investigating Trump’s alleged Russia connection. NYT claimed that Australian officials contacted “their counterparts” in the US with info about Papadopolous AFTER the DNC emails were published by wikileaks. But that was on Jul 22. Steele had already sent his first version of the dossier to the FBI (“near the start of July”) and by August the FBI was fully engaged with Steele. Some time prior to Nov 8 FBI contracted to pay Steele for more research but I think there’s no evidence yet that any payment actually occurred.. Also interesting, the Mother Jones article doesn’t mention Papadopoulos a single time. As pointed out by Sundace and others, the FBI didn’t even talk to Papadopoulos until Jan 2017. I guess he wasn’t very important after all. They probably didn’t contract to pay him. :). The FBI probably turned to Papadopoulos because the dossier turned out to be a ridiculous dud and they were desperate.

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  25. maggiemoowho says:

    Michael Horowitz, Bill Priestap and Adam Hickey are asked if they have any doubt that Russia interfered with the 2016 election. Watch Michael Horowitz’s expression, then he says he only knows what he read in the papers. 🔺(Fast forward to 47:30 to watch MH)🔺

    At 🔺01:17:13🔺of the video Rep Kennedy asks about Fusion GPS, but asks Adam Hickey not Priestap, however Priestap just sits there and doesn’t even offer or try to answer.

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?431604-1/justice-department-officials-testify-foreign-agent-registration-requirements

    (sorry I’m watching a bunch of older hearings)

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Priestap’s physical response at 47:30 is just as hilarious as Horowitz’. hahaha

      I wish I had time to watch this entire thing, it looks really interesting. Maybe this weekend.

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  26. freddy says:

    One of the boxes in the Hollywood swamp stars should be the real star of the show who is missing from all these lists….Valerie Jarret……….It’s her…………

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I hope I don’t offend, but whenever I read or hear the name of one of the slimy Democrat traitors (is that redundant?) and it’s a woman, I always append “that bitch”. Jarrett, Abedin, and the rest of the old guard plus all of the recent revelations like Nellie “HAM” Ohr and the other DC wives. I am now thinking I should set up a web site, http://www.thatbitch.com, and have a page for each one of the traitors. Again, pardon if I offend.

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  27. scott467 says:

    “During his exit John Carlin informed the FISA court the DOJ-NSD frequently provided false information to the court to gain FISA warrants”

    _______________

    From the MOMENT of that admission, HOW could the FISA court issue ANY further warrants, UNTIL an investigation and PROSECUTION of criminal fraud in the DOJ-NSD?

    Think about it.

    The FISA Court (the entire un-Constitutional Star Chamber system) relies on the integrity of the DOJ-NSD.

    The DOJ-NSD confessed that they have no integrity; that they FREQUENTLY provide false information to the FISA court, in order to obtain warrants.

    For the FISA court to issue a SINGLE further warrant based on applications from the DOJ-NSD makes the FISA court judges beyond criminally negligent; it makes the FISA court judges criminal co-conspirators.

    What in the WORLD?!?

    How does ANY competent jurist NOT see the TRAIN WRECK in progress here?

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    • Stop and think about the environment that it was operating in. It was tough standing up to a group of mobsters, thinking that it was going to continue for at least 4 more years. Career civil servants are not exactly natural profiles in courage.

      It is my understanding that the FISC conducts its business inside of the DOJ building. Having to enter the lair strike me as being wrong all by itself.

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      • scott467 says:

        “Stop and think about the environment that it was operating in. It was tough standing up to a group of mobsters, thinking that it was going to continue for at least 4 more years.”

        ___________

        Not tough, easy.

        You have to already know what you would do going in. You have to decide what you will (and will not) do — ethically and morally — beforehand, when you can think clearly and objectively. If you wait until you are in the middle of a crisis, your chances of making the correct decision(s) decrease dramatically.

        If you find yourself in a situation where you are privy to government corruption, you have an OBLIGATION to expose it. As a government employee, at any level, your highest duty is to the American People and the Constitution, not the filthy slugs who have contaminated your workplace.

        Anyone qualified to become a judge in a FISA court is necessarily qualified to know what to do and figure out how to do it.

        You collect your own evidence, wear a wire in your own office if necessary, record everything.

        Then go directly to the Attorney General. If the AG is corrupt, that’s probably the practical end of the line as far as proper channels go. You could go to the appropriate Congressional Oversight Committee, or better, a specific member of that committee, but I’m not sure what the point would be. Nobody in the Oversight Committee is actually going to be able to do anything to force change.

        And then, on a day of your own choosing, you just don’t show up for work.

        Instead, you forward all of your collected evidence to multiple news agencies (alternative, conservative and MSM) and simultaneously post it all over the web.

        When the system is fundamentally broken, the people who broke it will never fix it. No corrupt institution has ever fixed itself.

        But if you shine the white-hot light of public scrutiny on the nest of corruption, watch those cockroaches scatter. Once the corruption is public knowledge, it becomes politically untenable, and can’t be swept under the rug.

        And since you cannot go back to your chosen profession, you retire with your integrity intact, write a book about your experience and become a millionaire.

        The end.

        .
        .

        “Career civil servants are not exactly natural profiles in courage.”

        ___________

        Then they shouldn’t be anywhere NEAR the position of being a Judge for anyone.

        People’s lives (and livelihoods) are at stake, every time one of these Orwellian goons signs a warrant.

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    • Kristin says:

      Scott: You are so right. I am thinking the same thing in reference to the emails with Abedin and Clinton and the server.
      They need to overhaul everything at the DOJ/FBI and the FISA court.

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  28. jameswlee2014 says:

    I’ve been advising everyone, my broker already has me in a long position, that while it is currently undervalued, to get into the entire fake beard sector.

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  29. SR says:

    This whole Mueller investigation is to keep PTrump make a deal on Clinton, Obama, FBI, CIA, DNC corruption, Muslim brotherhood and all the govt corruption in last 20 years. If PTrump is not ready then we have fake news and cases.

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  30. Angel Martin says:

    “The initial application to the FISA Court was so sketchy (June-2016) it was actually denied. Denials rarely happen. One-in-a-thousand.

    The Steele Dossier was dressed up some more. More stuff added, thanks to Christopher Steele and Nellie Ohr, to the second FISA application in Sept./October. That FISA application again submitted by Bruce Ohr, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page. That warrant was approved.”

    Sundance has done yeoman work on this, but I suspect that the above is not quite right.

    My guess is that the Steele Dossier was the basis of the first FISA application – which was refused. (Comey said in 2017 that the Steele Dossier was unverified, salacious gossip ie. insufficient even for a FISA warrant).

    My speculative guess, is that the second warrant was successfully applied for based on grounds that have not yet been made public – and the anti Trump conspirators have not been eager to share those grounds because it exposes them even more (GCHQ / Five Eyes material ?)

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    • SR says:

      I have a same thought that there is something very corrupt and big hiding behind 2nd FISA and that is more than fake dossier. PTrump and few folks know what is that which goes so far which make daily basis unmasking.

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  31. m says:

    wow they (the liars) could have really made trouble (another cold war or worse) by falsely accusing Russia of interfering in the election for all of this time. Thank goodness, the Russian people just ignored the filthy liars that spun these webs of deceit..

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  32. Saw this on twitter…

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  33. AKM says:

    There is a good tactical reason for Nunes demanding documents now, even if it is only 12 days ahead of the Jan 15 promised document release from OIG’s Michael Horowitz. If any FBI / DoJ conspirator has tried to change data, or alleges that what they provide is the full story, then by comparing that against what he receives from the OIG, Nunes sees whether people have lied or hidden material from the committee. They have already used that tactic by saying, for example, that declarations made by McCabe were at odds with previous testimony.

    Secondly, in the case of Evelyn Farkas, she left government in October 2015 and joined Hillary’s campaign. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/06/trump-putin-and-the-new-cold-war “The crazy thing was, when I joined the Clinton campaign, I was, like, Great, I’m not going to have to fight anymore, because she got it on Russia,” Farkas said. So the broadening of the list of people who could access intelligence is not the reason she knew about information provided by wiretaps of Trump, because that intelligence happened 8 – 12 months after she left the Obama administration. It still got to her, and therefore to the Hillary campaign, proving either a further leak, or that Trump was already under surveillance before October 2015.

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  34. G. Combs says:

    I have not read all the comments but I want to put these items up to clarify a couple of things.

    Sally Yates and her NO WAY NO HOW can you inspect!

    That comes from: The Inspector General Act of 1978
    This is the newer version that IG Horowitz would be acting under in 2017.
    updated version of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (IG Act), as amended, after the enactment of the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016, Public Law 114-317 (IGEA).

    If I am correct, what Sally did can be UNDONE just as easily and we know that AG Session has UNDONE moves of the former DOJ. This for example:

    December 21, 2017 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds 25 Guidance Documents

    Here is the actual law:
    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
    United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act be
    cited as the ‘‘Inspector General Act of 1978’’.
    As Amended Through P.L. 114-317, Enacted December 16, 2016
    LINK

    This is the part I think (hope) covers the IG inspection of the DOJ.
    NOTICE, the Attorney General is the authority (That would have been Loretta Lynch 😁 ) AND the Senate and House Committees on Governmental Affairs and Judiciary would then be notified. (That ropes in Congress and Senate Critters… )

    ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠
    SPECIAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    SEC. 8E. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last two sentences of section 3(a), the Inspector General shall be under the authority, direction, and control of the Attorney General with respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of subpoenas, which require access
    to sensitive information
    concerning—
    (A) ongoing civil or criminal investigations or proceedings;
    (B) undercover operations;
    (C) the identity of confidential sources, including protected witnesses;
    (D) intelligence or counterintelligence matters; or
    (E) other matters the disclosure of which would constitute
    a serious threat to national security.

    (2) With respect to the information described under paragraph (1), the Attorney General may prohibit the Inspector General from carrying out or completing any audit or investigation, from accessing information described in paragraph (1), or from issuing any subpoena, after such Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or complete such audit or investigation, access such information, or to issue such subpoena, if the Attorney General determines that such prohibition is necessary to prevent the disclosure of any information described under paragraph (1) or to prevent the significant impairment to the national interests of the United States.

    (3) If the Attorney General exercises any power under paragraph (1) or (2), the Attorney General shall notify the Inspector General in writing stating the reasons for such exercise. Within 30 days after receipt of any such notice, the Inspector General shall transmit a copy of such notice to the Committees on Governmental Affairs and Judiciary of the Senate and the Committees on Government Operations and Judiciary of the House of Representatives, and to other appropriate committees or subcommittees of the Congress.

    (b) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities specified in this Act, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice—
    (1) may initiate, conduct and supervise such audits and investigations in the Department of Justice as the Inspector General considers appropriate;
    (2) except as specified in subsection (a) and paragraph (3), may investigate allegations of criminal wrongdoing or administrative misconduct by an employee of the Department of Justice, or may, in the discretion of the Inspector General, refer such allegations to the Office of Professional Responsibility or the internal affairs office of the appropriate component of the Department of Justice;
    (3) shall refer to the Counsel, Office of Professional Responsibility of the Department of Justice, allegations of misconduct involving Department attorneys, investigators, or law enforcement personnel, where the allegations relate to the exercise of the authority of an attorney to investigate, litigate, or provide legal advice, except that no such referral shall be made if the attorney is employed in the Office of Professional Responsibility;

    (4) may investigate allegations of criminal wrongdoing or administrative misconduct by a person who is the head of any agency or component of the Department of Justice; and (5) shall forward the results of any investigation conducted under paragraph (4), along with any appropriate recommendation for disciplinary action, to the Attorney General.

    (c) Any report required to be transmitted by the Attorney General to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of the Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within the seven-day period specified under such section, to the Committees on the Judiciary and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committees on the Judiciary and Government Operations of the House of Representatives.

    (d) The Attorney General shall ensure by regulation that any component of the Department of Justice receiving a nonfrivolous allegation of criminal wrongdoing or administrative misconduct by an employee of the Department of Justice, except with respect to allegations described in subsection (b)(3), shall report that information to the Inspector General.”
    ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠ ☀️ ☠

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  35. G. Combs says:

    “[…]In a statement issued Sunday, Nunes announced a serious escalation: His committee, he said, is preparing to hold Andrew McCabe and assistant AG Rod Rosenstein in contempt for the DOJ’s failure to comply with Nunes’s subpoena. He also accused the FBI and the DOJ of willfully refusing to comply with an Aug. 24 subpoena in part by refusing the committee’s request “for an explanation of Peter Strzok’s dismissal from the mueller probe.”[…]”
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-05/more-anti-trump-messages-reportedly-sent-members-muellers-team-lot-more-going-come-o.

    Actually Nunes (or Congress) has the power to toss Andrew McCabe and Rod Rosenstein in jail if they fail to comply with the subpoena.

    Congress’s Contempt Power and the Enforcement of Congressional Subpoenas — Congressional Research Service
    “[…]Congress has three formal methods by which it can combat non-compliance with a duly issued subpoena. Each of these methods invokes the authority of a separate branch of government.

    ♦️ First, the long dormant inherent contempt power permits Congress to rely on its own constitutional authority to detain and imprison a contemnor until the individual complies with congressional demands.

    ♦️ Second, the criminal contempt statute permits Congress to certify a contempt citation to the executive branch for the criminal prosecution of the contemnor.

    ♦️ Finally, Congress may rely on the judicial branch to enforce a congressional subpoena. Under this procedure, Congress may seek a civil judgment from a federal court declaring that the individual in question is legally obligated to comply with the congressional subpoena.[…]”

    This is the criminal prosecution of the contemnor.
    Contempt of Congress
    “Congress has the authority to hold a person in contempt if the person’s conduct or action obstructs the proceedings of Congress or, more usually, an inquiry by a committee of Congress.
    Contempt of Congress is defined in statute, 2 U.S.C.A. § 192, enacted in 1938, which states that any person who is summoned before Congress who “willfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to answer any question pertinent to the question under inquiry” shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a maximum $1,000 fine and 12 month imprisonment.
    Before a Congressional witness may be convicted of contempt, it must be established that the matter under investigation is a subject which Congress has constitutional power to legislate.
    Generally, the same Constitutional rights against self-incrimination that apply in a judicial setting apply when one is testifying before Congress.
    Caselaw
    Quinn v. U.S., 349 U.S. 155, 75 S. Ct. 668, 99 L. Ed. 964, 51 A.L.R.2d 1157 (1955).
    Fields v. U.S., 164 F.2d 97 (App. D.C. 1947)….”

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  36. rudyinOC says:

    I get the distinct impression, not fact based in the least, that DJT does not want Hillary prosecuted. He’s going to MAYBE throw us McCabe and Abedin to calm us down, but the country would be a mess if a Clinton was indicted. Any trial would outlast my remaining lifespan I’m guessing. I don’t know what’s up with Sessions. I do think Trump would have a horrible time getting another AG approved. It is fascinating but maddening to watch all of this. In the end, the President is the kind of guy, thankfully, that just keeps his head down and plows on with his agenda. A lot of people are just used to Presidents that are fools toying with one issue or another, tossing in a few military skirmishes as distractions.

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