Oh Lordy – Devin Nunes Will Get Eight FBI Witnesses This Month, Including Bill Priestap…

…”Ever watch those nature documentaries on the cable?”  Yeah.  “See the one about lions?”…

Today we get details about the DOJ deal with Chairman Devin Nunes. Included in the report from Catherine Herridge there is some really good news:

According to the letter, committee investigators also will get access to eight key witnesses this month including FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who exchanged anti-Trump text messages during an affair and previously worked on the special counsel’s Russia probe; FBI general counsel James Baker, who was reassigned; FBI head of counterintelligence Bill Priestap, whom ex-FBI boss James Comey testified made the decision not to brief Congress about the Russia case during last year’s election; and Bruce Ohr, a DOJ official reassigned after concealing meetings with figures involved in the dossier.

That’s right. For the first time the ‘one who shall not be named‘ is going to have to face questioning from congress. Bill Priestap is the FBI head of counterintelligence who has been conspicuously absent from all previous conversations. All research, including prior testimony from FBI Director James Comey (March 20th, 2017), indicates Priestap is at the epicenter of the 2016 counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign.

Here’s the full report:

WASHINGTON DC – House investigators will get access this week to “all remaining investigative documents” – in unredacted form – that they had sought as part of their Russia inquiry, under a deal between Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., according to a letter obtained by Fox News.

The letter, from Nunes to Rosenstein, summarizes an “agreement” reached on a phone call Wednesday evening and also says key FBI and Justice Department witnesses in the probe will be provided for interviews later this month.

“It is my hope that this agreement will provide the Committee with all outstanding documents and witnesses necessary to complete its investigations,” Nunes wrote.

The agreement comes after the DOJ and FBI faced a Wednesday deadline to comply, under the threat of new subpoenas and even contempt citations. Under deadline pressure, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Rosenstein met Wednesday with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to discuss the demands from the intelligence committee.

Nunes’ letter outlines the terms of the deal reached, as he seeks information that could shed light on whether the controversial anti-Trump “dossier” was used to open the Russia probe and justify surveillance on Trump campaign officials.

Nunes wrote that the committee is “extremely concerned by indications that top U.S. Government officials who were investigating a presidential campaign relied on unverified information that was funded by the opposing political campaign and was based on Russian sources.”

This is a reference to the dossier’s funding from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign. Opposition research firm Fusion GPS hired former British spy Christopher Steele to compile the document, which contained salacious allegations about Trump.

The congressman originally issued subpoenas for related records on Aug. 24 that remain in effect, but the committee was stonewalled by the Justice Department and FBI for months.

Nunes said committee investigators and staff will now have access to all remaining documents during a review at the Justice Department on Friday.

According to the letter, committee investigators also will get access to eight key witnesses this month including FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who exchanged anti-Trump text messages during an affair and previously worked on the special counsel’s Russia probe; FBI general counsel James Baker, who was reassigned; FBI head of counterintelligence Bill Priestap, whom ex-FBI boss James Comey testified made the decision not to brief Congress about the Russia case during last year’s election; and Bruce Ohr, a DOJ official reassigned after concealing meetings with figures involved in the dossier.

The witnesses are directly tied to allegations of political bias.

Nunes wrote that outstanding text messages between Strzok and Page will be delivered by Jan. 11.

The agreement could subject the DOJ and FBI to a level of scrutiny to which they are not accustomed.

“The FBI in particular is not used to having its inner discussions kind of brought to light, and I think that’s of huge concern for probably people at the FBI,” former Justice Department official Robert Driscoll said. (LINK)

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

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

April 19th 2016 Glenn Simpson’s wife, Mary Jacoby travels to the White House.

The wife of Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS), Mary B. Jacoby, with years of Russia-angled reporting –including Donald Trumpvisits the White House in April 2016, at the same time as the DNC and Clinton hire Fusion GPS to conduct the opposition research on Donald Trump, surrounding Russia? This timeline is entirely too obvious to be coincidental.

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

On May 5, 2016, (Via Katica) FBI lawyer Lisa Page (FBI Peter Strzok mistress) was in an important meeting at the White House. On the same day, WaPo had a ‘sources say’ story about the meeting. The subject was Hillary’s emails.

Yup, “small group” FBI Lawyer Lisa Page worked on the email case, too. Here are the White House logs for the May 5th meeting:

The May 5th, 2016, meeting was after FBI Director James Comey initially drafted the exoneration letter and BEFORE James Comey met with President Obama on MAY 16th.

FBI Director James Comey met with President Obama on the morning of May 16, 2016 and by afternoon the draft letter was circulating to FBI leadership (not by Comey though).

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

July 2nd, 2016 Hillary Clinton is interviewed by FBI investigator Peter Strzok. No transcripts or recordings of the interview are made.

July 5th, 2016, FBI Director James Comey exonerates Hillary Clinton.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REMINDER – FBI Agent Strzok to FBI Attorney Page:

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

So there we have FBI Director James Comey telling congress on March 20th, 2017, that the reason he didn’t inform the statutory oversight “Gang of Eight” was because Bill Priestap (Director of Counterintelligence) recommended he didn’t do it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So we all can see that Bill Priestap is a central figure. •FBI Director James Comey defers to him; •2016 Acting Attorney General Sally Yates relied on him; •FBI Special Agent in Counterintelligence Peter Strzok reports to him. Yet there was absolutely no mention of Bill Priestap in any of the explosive investigative story-lines. Why?

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

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

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

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

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

Just sayin’…

BIG UGLY

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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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656 Responses to Oh Lordy – Devin Nunes Will Get Eight FBI Witnesses This Month, Including Bill Priestap…

  1. dogsmaw says:

    …”Ever watch those nature documentaries on the cable?” Yeah. “See the one about lions?”…

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  2. Thecleaner says:

    Here is a brief 2 minute video of Jeff Sessions testifying before congress at his confirmation hearing.
    For those who insist that he is quarterbacking all of this Clinton stuff. Right from the horses mouth.

    I dont know how to imbed it.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      TheCleaner, Sessions had to recuse himself in order to be able what Trump has had him doing and that is start getting all the “evildoers and their evil deeds” together. Now Rosenstein is another thing because he hired Mueller knowing his trained and was a friend of Comey and how to explain that he allowed Mueller to hire ex-Clinton attorneys and also how he allowed Mueller to go outside the range of what he was hired to do. It is great when so much is now coalescing and at least some in Congress are doing the right thing. Hey, Feinstein, your picture here was taken at least 20 yrs. ago because you are an old wrinkle senator today.

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      • Thecleaner says:

        That’s been my point but judging by the comments below even when you put up a video of Sessions explaining it the Sessionistas won’t watch It, don’t understand It, or ignore the fact that if Sessions is working on it given his testimony, all charges will be dismissed and Sessions will be charged with perjury.

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        • jeans2nd says:

          AG Jeff’s last statement, from your vid – “this country ensures that no one is above the law.”

          AG Jeff’s last words used to be true, until Clinton and Obama.
          AG Jeff’s mission now is to restore that tradition in the U.S.

          To your contention that AG Jeff is hamstrung re: Clinton – the New York FBI is handling the Clinton email probe. Preet Bhara is gone and there is a Trump appointee running the NY DOJ’s office. No AG Jeff involvement required. The Clinton email probe is also being addressed by the DOJ IG.

          The Uranium 1 investigation is being handled by the FBI D.C. field office, among others. None require AG Jeff involvement.

          Neither of those and other investigations require the direct involvement of AG Jeff. The facts will come from the DOJ IG, among others, and will be handled by career DOJ attorneys. So far, so good. No AG Jeff is needed.

          AG Jeff’s job is to restore integrity, honesty, and rule of law to the DOJ and FBI. Restoration of those principles will ensure a fair trial for Clinton Inc.

          Meanwhile, MS-13 and human traffickers/pedophiles are being arrested by the hundreds. Criminal illegal aliens are being prosecuted and jailed.

          All told, AG Jeff’s recusal is rendered moot. And the country is much better off.
          All the best, Cleaner.

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          • covfefe999 says:

            We COULD have had an AG who would have gone after the Clintons with full force AND pursued the other matters (gangs, illegals, etc). I don’t know why people keep making excuses for Sessions. He never should have accepted the AG offer.

            And here I’d like to take a moment to criticize the GOP for its failure to assist Trump. All prior Presidents began their terms with the full support of their party, including much assistance to quickly build an Administration and nominate people for the high positions. Obama walked in to a total turn-key operation, he didn’t lift a finger. Trump walked in with nothing. He had to trust the people he was offering positions to and some of them have turned out to be flops, and it’s causing problems for him. The AG position is extremely important. We needed a 100% effective AG and we have one who is, at best, 50%. I’m upset about this. I didn’t have an opinion about Sessions prior to his nomination. I have an opinion now and it’s not good.

            Thecleaner, I know you’ve taken a lot of flak here but that video is exactly what we all need to see so we can stop getting our hopes up that Sessions will be able to deliver justice to Hillary and the other Democrat crooks. He never will,. If it happens, someone else will do it, and now we need to HOPE instead of having a feeling of some kind of certainty. Ugh.

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    • rf121 says:

      Therefore Sessions was a bad choice for AG. He recussed, did the right thing, blah blah blah. Should have picked an AG with no issues with any of this.

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      • rashamon says:

        No AG is going to be issue-free. Sessions is removing the people who are funding — delivering the hard, cold, money-laundered cash — to these felons who are operating our very, very Deep State/Shadow Government/Black Ops. As jeans2nd noted above, issues regarding the Clintons (and, hopefully the Bush and Obama cartels in the future) have been assigned to those who can prosecute specific charges — and there are many, many, many which need to be brought to the sunlight and the courts ASAP.

        After so many decades of politicians and the judicial system wantonly crashing through any law that stood in their way, it is hard to be patience, but patience is required if we want to end this Wild West mentality that makes slaves out of the average citizen.

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        • Farmkid says:

          Speaking of stripping funds, pediaphilia and all forms of human trafficking and organ harvesting are described as activities more profitable than illegal drug sales, I gather Sessions has been focusing on identifying and gathering evidence on the perps.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Why the h did he take the job then? What’s wrong with this guy???

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        • Thecleaner says:

          Oh well I tried…im a bit tech challenged..Texas Instruments was s super computer when I was in school

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          • covfefe999 says:

            I wrote above that I’m glad you posted the video of Sessions in his own words. We needed to see it to stop getting our hopes up that he would take control of at least some of the Hillary matters. He never will. It’s done. Someone else will have to do it and we have to hope that it will work out alright, that crooks will be convicted.

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            • rashamon says:

              He, Jeff Sessions, does not have to participate to convict the crooks. He needs to set forth a climate and insure his people that they can do their work without fear of reprisal and with full support of his staff. Meanwhile, he’s interrupting the flow of arms, drugs, humans, technology and data that these criminals use to underwrite their nefarious activities. Those playing and making fortunes off these crimes include employees of the three branches of government and all its agencies including the military, the private healthcare system and Big Pharma, Big Tech, Big Food, transportation, materiels, etc. It’s mind boggling.

              The mafia exists, but now it has law, accounting and MBA degrees.

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              • covfefe999 says:

                It would have been way better if we had an AG who could participate in all of the matters. As I have written elsewhere, he’s 50% at best. We needed 100%. He never should have accepted the position. I wonder if Christie or Giuliani would have recused themselves.

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                • CirclingTheDrain says:

                  Do you like walking in circles ? The DOJ is composed of about 36,000 employees…I’m sure there are quite a few other than Jeff Sessions who can be delegated to perform investigations, or do you really think Sessions will conduct every detail of every investigation all by himself ?

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  3. AmSa/Mx says:

    Off topic but I had to post President Trump tweet. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ President Trump…..

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  4. freddy says:

    Peter strozok Mcacbe Rosey all still work there at the FBI/DOJ and Sessions is still sitting on the sidelines worrying about pot so who may I ask will head up these new investigations. Gowdys friends or Comeys old buddies or Obama leftovers or Hillary fanatics………..It means nothing if the investigators are connected to Mueller or these other corrupt group…This could just end in alibis like Gowdy always does…..I’m happy for new light but I’m not giddy anything meaningful is going to happen given the degree of corruption in those agencies.

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    • georgiafl says:

      Sessions is following the President’s mandates and directives in regard to drugs and human trafficking. If you have a problem with the DOJ/FBI/DEA/ATF etc. going after your favorite pot dealers, take it up with the President.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      freddy, wake up and smell the coffee. Sessions has been working with Trump to get this show on the road. Trump does not keep those who don’t get done what must be done. Sessions has been made to look as inept and interested only in illegal migrants, while all the while doing what Trump wanted and wants him to do. Fireworks in the offing now acoming.

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  5. So what did the FBI and DoJ get out of the “deal”?

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  6. Carrie2 says:

    thomasbrengle, maybe their lives as we know the Clintons’ history of “strange deaths”.

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  7. Joe says:

    Every single one of these people need to be asked under oath if they ever leaked intelligence.

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    • BobInFL says:

      “The FBI in particular is not used to having its inner discussions kind of brought to light, and I think that’s of huge concern for probably people at the FBI,” former Justice Department official Robert Driscoll said.”

      Let’s hope all of it will be brought to light!

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  8. Joe says:

    Priestap was up to his neck in trying to delegitimize the Trump presidency. Go watch his testimony.

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  9. treehouseron says:

    In Nunes’ letter, he mentions that one Fd-302 is of national security importance and as such he’ll have to look at it seperately, at the FBI, next week.

    A FD-302 is a summary report of an interview conducted with somebody.

    It’d be interesting to see who that is….

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    • MM says:

      Oh yes it will treehouseron…
      Is it from 1 of the 8 set to testify??
      Maybe we can guess who??

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    • distracted2 says:

      This is interesting to me. What specifically might be of national security importance? See where I’m going with this? I can’t think of a single thing that would be of national security importance unless it involved Obama.

      My reasoning for this is because, in my opinion, the entire matter is of national security importance considering it is what amounts to treason against our President and the citizens of the United States.

      What if this single document is the document we most need to see?

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      • DanO64 says:

        Remember the Judge from the Untouchables: Obama’s name was in the ledger too. That’s what one of the Conspirators said in the FD-302. Some one said “The President was BRIEFED through his Daily National Security briefing.

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        • distracted2 says:

          I remember that now. Thank you. That tells me he is being protected. And I am not happy about that.

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          • Maquis says:

            In time. In time. Patience is hard, but necessary. Let the pot be brought up to a rapid boil before Obama’s full complicity is undeniably obvious and he cannot escape his fate.

            Unless he returns to Tahiti and keeps his yap shut and goes full radio silent. Even then, he might be Osama’d some glorious night.

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  10. lida rose says:

    Goodness, all this hurts my brain. Please, God, let all the truth come to light. May President Trump be vindicated. As another Treeper used to say
    May their lies and schemes boomerang back on their heads and may they fall into their own traps they have set (paraphrase, and apologies for not remembering the specific Treeper)

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  11. All Too Much says:

    What a day. A perfect storm:
    DOJ documents.
    DOJ witnesses.
    Fusion documents.

    What a day. I’m exhausted from the winning.

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  12. Firefly says:

    In Sara Carters twitter:
    Nunes states there is only one “agreed-upon exception pertains to a single FD-302, which, due to national security interests, will be shown separately by (FBI) Director (Christopher) Wray to myself and my senior investigators during the week of January 8, 2018.”

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    • All Too Much says:

      The point’s she raises about Andrew Weismann are also very interesting.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Firefly says:

        Yep- Rosenstein not only agreed to provide all the documents requested, which include unreacted FBI interviews with witnesses, as well as, access to eight key FBI and DOJ witnesses but information on Andrew Weissmann, whose now a senior member of the special counsel.

        Moreover, the committee notes that the Justice Department is “researching records related to the details of an April 2017 meeting between DOJ Attorney Andrew Weissmann (now the senior attorney for Special Counsel Robert Mueller) and the media, which will also be provided to this Committee by close of business on Thursday, January 11, 2018.” Weissmann, who is considered a top criminal prosecutor, was described in a New York Times report as Mueller’s “legal Pit Bull.”

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        • Maquis says:

          Yeah, the guy that essentially “swatted” Manafort’s entire family. He’s vile.

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          • Annie says:

            I just got done reading Sidney Powell’s best seller Licensed to Lie..and this guy is a criminal…along with a lot of other prosec’s and judges, lawyers..riveting reading, but it will make smoke come out of your ears and your BP spike..

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  13. bill says:

    I think I under the resistance of Rosenstein but not Christopher Wray since he is new to the job? Call it a missing question.

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  14. Bull Durham says:

    The Recusal:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sessions_Recusal.pdf

    ” . . . I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States.”

    Hilary’s email server is not related to the campaign. Clinton Foundation corruption is not related to the campaign. Uranium One is not related to the campaign. National security violations are not related to the campaign.

    The wording of the recusal is narrow, not wide. It specifies campaigns, and matters related to the campaigns. Any lawyer who knows how words are used, knows this is a ten lane highway for Sessions to oversee all the felonies that are not related to the campaign.

    And none of them are campaign felonies. They are corruption, national security, leaks, perjuries, etc.

    The recusal relates only to campaign and any matter related to the campaign.
    So if illegal contributions to the campaigns, or vote rigging or Federal financial reporting violations were the issue, he is recused. All other crimes in America that have not lapsed due to statute of limitations are Sessions’ to prosecute.

    Because something is happening to smear Trump does not make it related to the campaign.
    Felonies, if they occurred, like Comey, McCabe, Ohr, et al, are not related to the campaign.
    Hiding Hillary’s crimes from prosecution looks to be a crime of FBI and DOJ officials. That’s not related to the campaign.

    Simultaneity is not a “relationship”. A crime is separated from the campaign if it is not related to the campaign. For instance, Seth Rich’s murder. Part of the campaign? Related to the campaign?
    Of course not. It was a murder.

    Illegal server? Classified docs on the server? Related to the campaign? Of course not.
    They are stand alone crimes related to national security.

    His words in the hearing are not his words in the recusal.

    Sessions can oversee these cases of crimes that stand alone and are not part of the campaign.
    The cases are investigated from before he took office and ongoing since.

    All those immunity cases are not campaign related. They need to be investigated.
    The Clinton-Lynch meeting might have been subordination of justice by Bill Clinton and Lynch.
    Not part of the campaign. Crimes in a jet plane on a tarmac. Conspiracy to suborn justice.

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    • MM says:

      Please save this post and put it up at least once a day or as needed.
      Very Accurate.
      TY

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      • G. Combs says:

        See my comment Up Thread for the links

        AG Sessions has ordered the DOJ to take another look at the FBI agents involved in Uranium One:

        FBI launches new Clinton Foundation Investigation:

        DOJ is re-opening the email investigation:

        I STILL want to know WHY everyone bashing Sessions WANTS ROSENSTEIN as AG because that is what happens if Sessions is booted. And if you thing the Swamp Congress will allow Trump to pick someone else, think again. They already said they will not.

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        • Firefly says:

          I listened to some sessions interviews. He’s all about due process. I suspect Sessions has in his hip pocket enough to justify a full investigation or special counsel. He wouldn’t have signed the letter requesting the investigations otherwise. It’s a very big deal to open an inquiry.

          Unlike Trey Gowdy who is a theater I suspect Sessions is quietly building a case the slick lawyers like can’t weasel out of. The whole world is watching and Sessions knows he needs to do this properly. People are rightly frustrated- but it does need to be done by the book. Sessions keeps saying we can’t just fire people without due process first.

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    • Bull Durham says:

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-04/fbi-launches-new-investigation-clinton-foundation

      Notice the dates of the investigative interest. Not related to the campaigns.

      Sessions! This is why they want him to resign or be fired. He’s got the hot poker right up the Swamp’s butt. CORRUPTION is now a crime again, not a protected way of political life.

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    • Thecleaner says:

      Wrong.
      Did you watch the video I posted above? Do you know what perjury is?
      Do you know what recusal entails?

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    • Sharpshorts says:

      Your post suggests to me the possibility that AG Sessions may have been working throughout 2017 on all those issues mentioned that were not part of the campaign.
      Which might explain why the general feeling has been that Sessions has been doing nothing since being confirmed and also might be a reason that the President has not said “You’re fired”…
      But one must also consider that no “leaks” have surfaced hinting that the AG is doing these other investigations, so how likely is it that the above speculations are happening?

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      • Maquis says:

        As long as AG Sessions doesn’t gave to brief the likes of Schiff on his investigations, he may well have an airtight team on these cases. Leajs won’t serve the AG hete, nir aud an investigation, so he and his do not have that motive to leak. The other source of leaks, public enemies like Schiff and the DNC/eGOP, are clearly being kept out if the loop.

        Consider this: how many of the investigations that have led to many many indictments, huge pedo rings, fraud busts, MS13 (Obama’s boys), have leaked before they were announced? None. So why should we expect the point man on crushing leakers to allow the most important and sensitive and dangerous investigations to be leaked?

        Lack of leaks does not equate inaction.

        GBPDJT
        🇺🇸

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        • Sharpshorts says:

          Good points Maquis … Perhaps the absence of leaks is evidence that the AG’s office (and perhaps the IG’s office) has been successfully “drained” of leaking moles left over from the previous administration.

          I was not suggesting that “leaks” (by anybody, white hat or black hat) are necessary to confirm whether or not the AG was/is conducting investigations.
          Rather, I am impressed that few “leaks” seem to have surfaced with respect to whatever and everything Session’s AG office has done so far… to me, that is significant considering how many leaks have happened everywhere else since DJT’s election. If so then more Winning can be added to the MAGA column.

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  15. Wee2low says:

    So I guess the big question is, is pleading the 5th going to be enough this time?

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  16. Rock Knutne says:

    “Not even a smidgen of corruption.”

    I hope that quote gets replayed over and over and over in the next few weeks.

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  17. scooby184 says:

    As usual, brilliant work.
    Thank you.

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  18. AKM says:

    In the twitter feed by Katica that you reference, https://twitter.com/GOPPollAnalyst/status/944747473360375808 , Karol Mason’s designation is given both as Office of Inspector General (OIG), and Justice Department Office of Justice Programs.(OJP). If she is really in OIG, and is an Obama loyalist, as suggested here, https://twitter.com/Imperator_Rex3/status/944382587505598465 , then Michael Horowitz (head of OIG) needs to watch out for spies.

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  19. yakmaster2 says:

    It’s amazing to me that people doing Hilary Clinton’s bidding (whether for money or other lucrative favors) never grasp the fact that THEY’ll be taking the hit for her misdeeds and raw ambition. Everything she touches turns to poo and her surrogates get it in the face while she skates away. Stupid, stupid, stupid to follow a woman who has a verifiable history of being (a) not smart
    and (b) corrupt. Idjits!!

    I hope the investigation of the Clinton Foundation results in loss of “charity” status, huge fines, IRS penalties, and lawyer fees out the wazooh. That Foundation has been their personal money tree used for POWER. 😠

    Oh, and lock her up too!!

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    • joninmd22 says:

      Considering how many of the Clinton’s underlings are murdered you’d think people would run away.

      All crooks think they’re too smart and to good to end up in Fort Marcy park.

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  20. red6242 says:

    They talk about making a deal for Nunes to get this, that sounds really really bad. What type of deal could they make that could be good?

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    • Maquis says:

      A “deal” might not be the best wording. I suspect an “arrangement” would be a better term. All documents are being provided directly to the committe, except ONE, which Nunes and his senior investigators will view in a SCIF with FBI Director Wray.

      Some theorize this is to protect the person whose interview is contained within that document. Maybe so. Maybe it’s being so to protect an innocent. Then it could also be kept close to the vest to prevent protective posturing by perpetrators, or there is an ongoing investigation that an open release could jeopardize.

      Trust Trump.

      GBPDJT
      🇺🇸

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  21. lettruthspeak says:

    Great stuff, but I believe we will see what we always see from these wicked degenerates. They’ll all plead the fifth. They’ve been pulling this infantile strategy since the Clinton presidency, and no one ever gets indicted let alone sees a jail cell. I want, like everyone here, to see justice, but it always turns out to be Lucy with the football. It’s like a big show, all theater, all the time, and then a big fat nothingburger at the end. I pray this time will be different, but what assurances do the citizens have that justice will be served? I don’t know, but this whole thing seems so strangely staged. Anyway, no matter what happens, at least we know the truth, and these gutless weasels know that we know.

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    • Maquis says:

      Trust Trump.

      MAGA includes justice and eliminating and prosecuting corruption.

      President Trump intends to leave a legacy that endures, that lasts generations. We’ve not seen his like before, but we know who he is and that he is a great man, a great Patriot, on a great Mission. He will succeed.

      GBPDJT
      🇺🇸

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    • covfefe999 says:

      IMO we shouldn’t get our hopes up that Hillary and Huma and the rest of the scum will be wearing orange jumpsuits. Hey, if that illegal who killed Kate Steinle can be acquitted, then why not Hillary? The world doesn’t always work right. But at least the scum have been outed, and there is more outing to come as the investigations proceed. If any of them are convicted of a crime it will be a wonderful thing, but we should prepare for disappointment just in case. We can at least continue to take pleasure in the wonderful miracle which was Trump winning the election so Hillary is not President. 🙂

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  22. Reilly says:

    Does anyone wonder if the “fire” at Chappaqua resulted in anyone being taken into custody?

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  23. Please says:

    Strzok, Page, Priestap, Ohr, Baker. are ‘up’ for questioning
    That’s 5 of the 8…who are the other 3?

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  24. Mickturn says:

    HELLO Democraps, the honey wagon is backing up to YOUR DOOR!

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  25. signer1 says:

    Actually, I thought it might take 4 years to sort this convoluted mess out. Congrats to the patriots on their efforts. Next step, Justice.

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  26. Michael says:

    Fact is almost everyone here is riding the

    and has NO idea what is really going on.

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  27. Will we ever find out what we all know that Obama orchestrated the whole thing. God has a funny way of dealing with things. Because Obama’s legacy can be summed up in 2 words, Donald Trump. And Obama’s punishment is Trump is meticulously overturning everything Obama did. Consequences!

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  28. jeanmarc8 says:

    I will offer the following as questions for the Congressional committee to ask the involved FBI and DOJ personnel.

    Quote:

    With regard to the current matters under review by the House Committee, and related matters:

    Have you personally violated your oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America?

    Have you personally violated the Hatch Act?

    Are you aware of any person in the FBI or DOJ who has violated their oath to the Constitution and/or who has violated the Hatch Act?

    If the answer is no, please justify such statement(s).

    Unquote

    The “adult supervision” in the FBI/DOJ should have stopped the FISA process cold before the proposal was reviewed by any judge. The judge should have denied the request on Hatch Act violation basis alone. The apparent fact of White House level involvement makes it even worse.

    I wound how many office pools exist on the number of people involved who will take the Fifth Amendment?

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