Understanding The Context of Devin Nunes Requests – Obama’s 2016 DOJ/FBI Spying Operation…

As we have walked through the investigative deep weeds of corruption within the FBI (Counterintelligence Division) and DOJ (National Security Division), many people have asked why CTH has not pulled in the ODNI (Clapper) and CIA (Brennan) aspect of the total intelligence community involvement against candidate Donald Trump.  There’s been a good reason for that; actually two good reasons.

First, as many of you are aware, the people involved in the entire apparatus are following our investigative research (both sides).  We proceed carefully, trying to avoid provoking activity that creates defensive posturing, until the story reaches a point of non-deniability.

The public statements today highlighting the DOJ-NSD FISA warrant documents being delivered tonight to Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is an example of one of those thresholds crossed.

[Incidentally, and directly related to the release of documents to Chairman Nunes, I would advise everyone to remember the ongoing leak investigations and the sting operations as previously cited. In the coming days do not be surprised to see leaks to the Washington Post, New York Times or CNN that are the outcome of those continuing operations.  It would not be surprising to see variations of the same documents used as tracers.  We are in the phase where the intelligence leakers will have to wonder if they are a target.]

Secondly, it is challenging to absorb the construct of the larger 2016 political operation against the Trump campaign unless it is in digestible portions.  Some of this stuff is in the deepest of deep weeds.  Today we take a deep research dive into the larger IC aspect of the 2016 Trump Operation. Specifically into the deeper story of the FISA warrant and the use of unlawful FISA 702(17) spying operations.  As customary all citations are provided and some of this will take time to explain.

I’m calling the backstory to this 702 enterprise by the Obama administration “Operation Condor”.  Those of you familiar with the film “Three Days of The Condor” will note how the real life (lame-duck) timeline almost mirrors the Hollywood film. For the real life version, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers plays the role of “Condor”.

Aside from the larger Russian conspiracy narrative, up to now the controversial media story has been around the origin of the FISA warrant(s).  As previously stated by all reporting there was a June FISA application that was denied, and an October application that was approved.

The current line of congressional inquiry surrounds the underlying content of the requested FISA warrant, and whether it was built upon fraud and manipulated content (the ‘Steele Dossier’) presented to the FISA Court (FISC).  But there’s a bigger underlying story.

When Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes explained his concern in March 2017 about what he saw from a review of 2016 intelligence gathering, reporting and subsequent unmasking, the issue behind his concern was clouded in mystery.  Indeed the larger headlines at the time were about demanding a special prosecutor and driving the Russia conspiracy narrative.

In hindsight, and with information from our assembled timelines of 2016 though today, we can now revisit that concern with a great deal more perspective and information.  Understanding the latest information will help us all understand the totality of Nunes original frame of reference.

As many of you are aware, immediately following the 2016 presidential election NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers traveled to Trump Tower to meet with president-elect Donald Trump.  The day AFTER the Rogers visit, President-elect Trump moved his transition team out of Trump Tower to Bedminister New Jersey.

We always suspected NSA Director Rogers gave President-elect Trump a head’s up of sorts.

Later, during the Russian Conspiracy frenzy, when the entire intelligence community seemed to be collectively leaking against Trump’s interests, those suspicions gained even greater likelihood.  However, what we learned in 2017 about the activity in 2016 almost guarantees that was exactly what happened.  That back-story also ties into both the FISA issue and the Devin Nunes concern.

Admiral Mike Rogers became NSA director in April 2014.

Sometime in early 2016 Admiral Rogers became aware of “ongoing” and “intentional” violations of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Section 702 surveillance.  Specifically item #17 which includes the unauthorized upstream data collection of U.S. individuals within NSA surveillance.

Section 702 – Item #17 “About Queries” is specifically the collection of emails, and phone call surveillance of U.S. persons.

The public doesn’t discover this issue, and NSA Director Rogers action, until May 2017 when we learn that Rogers told the FISA court he became aware of unlawful surveillance and collection of U.S. persons.  Put into context, with the full back-story, it appears that 2016 surveillance was the political surveillance now in the headlines; the stuff Chairman Nunes is currently questioning.

The dates here are important as they tell a story.

As a result of Rogers suspecting [FISA 702 (#17 – email and phone calls)] surveillance activity was being used for reasons he deemed unlawful, in mid 2016 Rogers ordered the NSA compliance officer to run a full audit on 702 NSA compliance.

Again, 702 is basically spying on Americans; the actual “spying” part is 702. Item 17 is “About Queries“, which allows queries or searches of content of email and phone conversations based on any subject matter put into the search field.

The NSA compliance officer identified several strange 702 “About Queries” that were being conducted.  These were violations of the fourth amendment (search and seizure), ie. unlawful surveillance and gathering.  Admiral Rogers was briefed by the compliance officer on October 20th, 2016.

Admiral Mike Rogers ordered the “About Query” activity to stop, reported the activity to the DOJ, and then went to the FISA court.

On October 26th, 2016, full FISC assembly, NSA Director Rogers personally informed the court of the 702(17) violations.  Additionally, Rogers also stopped “About Query” permanently.

[Things to note: ♦Note the sequencing; ♦note that Rogers a career military person, followed the chain of command; ♦note the dates as they align with the Trump FISA application from the FBI and DOJ-NSD, (ie. early October 2016); ♦and note amid this sequence/time-line the head of DOJ-National Security Divsion, John P Carlin resigns.]

IMPORTANT – WATCH The first two and a half minutes of this video:

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The DOJ National Security Division set Admiral Mike Rogers up to take the fall for their unlawful conduct.  They preempted Rogers by filing a notification with the FISA Court on 26th September 2016 (look at the pdf).  DOJ-NSD head John P Carlin was setting up Rogers as the scapegoat while knowing the NSA FISA compliance officer was still reviewing their conduct.  Carlin wouldn’t notify the court unless he was trying to cover something. Carlin then announced his resignation.  The NSA compliance officer did not brief Admiral Rogers until 20th Oct 2016. Admiral Rogers notified the FISC on 26th Oct 2016.

October 2016 is a very important month:

♦DOJ Deputy Attorney Bruce Ohr was “demoted” in the summer of 2017 after the Inspector General discovered unreported 2016 contacts between Ohr and Russian Dossier author Christopher Steele, as well as contact with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, in October 2016.

♦Also in October 2016 the DOJ lawyers formatted the FBI information (Steele Dossier etc.) for the Trump FISA application; the head of the NSD, Asst. Attorney General John P Carlin, left his job.  It would have specifically been John Carlin’s responsibility to ensure a valid legal basis for the FISA application submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).

In October 2016 the NSA compliance officer completes a review and briefs Rogers of FISA(17) violations, email collection and phone surveillance.  Rogers informs FISC – [FISA Court Ruling Link]

Now Look At ThisOctober 2016:  On Friday November 18th, 2016, The Washington Post reported on a recommendation in “October” that Mike Rogers be removed from his NSA position:

The heads of the Pentagon and the nation’s intelligence community have recommended to President Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, be removed.

The recommendation, delivered to the White House last month, was made by Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., according to several U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

[…]  In a move apparently unprecedented for a military officer, Rogers, without notifying superiors, traveled to New York to meet with Trump on Thursday at Trump Tower. That caused consternation at senior levels of the administration, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal personnel matters. (link)

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Important reminder.  Remember, in 2015 Sally Yates blocked any inspector general oversight of the DOJ National Security Division (SEE Pdf HERE).  The OIG, Michael Horowitz, requested oversight and it was Sally Yates who responded with a lengthy 58-page legal explanation saying, essentially, ‘nope – not allowed.’ (PDF HERE) All of the DOJ is subject to oversight, except the NSD.

There’s a pretty clear picture here.

Obama’s political operatives within the DOJ-NSD were using FISA 702(17) surveillance “about inquiries” that would deliver email and phone communication for U.S. people (Trump campaign).  The unit would work in coordination with the FBI Counterintelligence Unit (Peter Strzok etc.)  To stop the activity NSA Director Mike Rogers initiated a full 702 compliance review.  Before the review was complete the DOJ-NSD had enough information for their unlawful FISA warrant which worked retroactively to make the prior FBI surveillance (began in July ’16 per James Comey) lawful.  Rogers stopped the process on October 26th 2016.  As a result of his not going along, Rogers became a risk; Clapper demanded he be fired.

Ten days after the election, November 17th 2016, Admiral Rogers travels to Trump Tower without telling ODNI James Clapper.  Rogers likely informs President-elect Trump of the prior activity by the FBI and DOJ, including the probability that all of Trump Tower’s email and phone communication was being collected.

The transition team was set up in Trump Tower. The very next day, November 18th 2016, Trump moves the entire transition team to Bedminister New Jersey.

Does this make more sense now?

It would appear Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is up to his eyeballs in this; though he denies participating.  The FBI counterintelligence unit was monitoring Trump through FISA 702(17) upstream surveillance collected by a DOJ National Security Division that had no oversight.

The information the FBI collected, and the stuff Fusion GPS was creating via Christopher Steele, was used to create the Russian Narrative and also to manipulate the FISC into giving them a FISA warrant.  ie. “The Insurance Policy”.

This is what Devin Nunes discovered when he looked at the “unmasking requests” which were a result of those FISA 702(17) collections on Team Trump. That’s why Devin Nunes was so stunned at what he saw in February and March 2017.

This is why Chairman Devin Nunes is currently gathering evidence.

 

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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784 Responses to Understanding The Context of Devin Nunes Requests – Obama’s 2016 DOJ/FBI Spying Operation…

  1. JoeUser says:

    Another vector, perhaps (although the site source of this story might be suspect). But, intriguing if true:
    https://www.infowars.com/trump-clears-path-for-assange-to-leave-london/

    Apologies if site source violates posting rules.

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  2. JimmBobbCooter says:

    Want to shock every liberal into reality when they claim this is all a conspiracy theory?

    Ask them, “Could the Trump administration use this as a playbook for how to operate the rest of his remaining term?”

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    • Good job! says:

      Here’s a theory–Brennan and Clapper did not get the memos of the “Dossier” raw, but the FBI summations of the memos–minus all the things that make the memos obviously fake.

      Or CIA and others got the memos raw but they only ones who reviewed them were top lawyers trying to make cases, not lower level people trained in spycraft or familiar with spy novels!

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    • nimrodman says:

      “… all a conspiracy theory …”

      Liked by 6 people

      • Lonnie Albertson says:

        After obstructing EVERYTHING possible as long as possible, the petty bastards STILL managed to not perform the surrender of documents by the date requested. These are obvious criminals at the head of “the premiere law enforcement agency” in the world and a terminal threat to American security and the rule of law. Any head of ANY agency appointed by Obama had to be a criminal or muslim (redundant I know), and willing to lie, cheat and steal to gain their position. Treason is rampant and the punishment for that is not negotiable, not subject to running out any clock and should be enforced asap. It goes to the very top and should start there.

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  3. sobriquet4u says:

    In line at the grocery store today and after many years of staring at the National Enquirer and laughing about all their fake news….I see this headline and realize I may now have to depend on the National Enquirer for real news.

    Bombshell Report!
    The FBI’s Plot To Impeach Donald Trump
    Proof that rogue agents are out to destroy the Presidency!

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    • I saw that Enquirer in a grocery line as well. My wife (who voted for Trump) points it out and says “there’s where your conspiracy theory about all of that belongs.” I’ve stopped pointing all of it out to anyone. It will play out with reporting by The Last Refuge being the
      Head of the Spear. No one will be able to deny, or demean any of this by summer. “The Enquirer” coverage is part of the overall media strategy to discredit the reality.

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    • Risa says:

      Wasn’t it the Enquirer that broke the story on John Edwards?

      Liked by 18 people

      • G. Combs says:

        Yes. Actually their coverage of ‘personalities’ is VERY VERY GOOD or they would be sued out of existence.

        Do not dismiss the Enquirer a lot of people read it who normally would not pay any attention to politics.

        Liked by 11 people

        • And it was the Enquirer that saved me from taking the drug Bendectin for morning sickness after I read an article in it about birth defects. A few years later, Bendectin was taken off the market for that very reason. Oh, yes, the Enquirer definitely has it’s benefits.

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      • Good job! says:

        I saw famous Carl Bernstein on the great CNN yesterday madly arguing Trump made up Trump Jr.’s story that the Russian lawyer wanted to talk about adoptions mostly.

        Bernstein was wholly unaware of basic facts of the case that the Russian lawyer was already working for Fusion GPS to talk about adoption laws and related sanctions and that the lawyer met Glenn Simpson before and after the Trump Jr. Meeting.

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        • How about Preet Bahara signing off on Natalia V’s entry after being denied by immigration… no wonder his resignation was demanded. WAS this done under the DIRECTION of Loretta Lynch making PREET a MATERIAL WITNESS OR IS PREET HIMSELF THE CONSPIRATOR?

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    • Yep..
      don’t forget to check those Hotsheets! 😉

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    • sallyal says:

      I saw that tonight also.

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  4. fleporeblog says:

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Fellow Treeper joninmd22 wrote the following based on my post above, “Soon it’s going to be time to nail the Swampers a$$es to the wall.”

      My response:

      I have not a single doubt in the world after reading SD’s latest post above. It tied together so many loose ends. Devin Nunes was scared out of his mind. If these POS could do this to the Republican candidate running and winning the election, just imagine what they could do to him, his family and everybody else. I think that image may be what drives Nunes today. It would not shock me if they ran queries on everybody that had a positive thing to say about our President as he was running. Nunes may have seen queries on himself, his wife and others in his family.

      There is no way in HELL that this all goes away and nothing happens to these RAT BASTARDS. Americans for generations to come will need to know what happened to TREASONOUS bastards in the highest level of government. In my mind, it has to have the same effect on the world seeing the pictures of people that were killed and survived the Holocaust. You can’t for a single second have people in the future think it was okay and try to replicate it!

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  5. Lurker says:

    Is is possible that any of this stuff will be used in Manafort’s lawsuit? It’s my understanding that Manafort was being spied on from 2014 to early 2016, but nothing damaging was found. It wasn’t until he hooked up with Trump and the government began spying on him (and everyone Trump-related it appears) that the government finally dredged up some stuff…. from 2015! Why didn’t they capture that during their initial spying? If they illegally obtained the info in 2016, is it usable against him?

    Also, no wonder Trump spends so much time at his own properties. Not only is it comfortable for him, it’s also probably the only way he can have truly private conversations.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Everything Manafort is charged with occurred long before he was on the Trump Campaign. I think his case is separate and apart but Mueller used his new found powers to go after someone he had a beef with…. hence why Manafort fell first. He had it all ready to go.

      In point of fact, the only “crimes” that Mueller has uncovered via his actual mission is to charge Flynn and Papadopalous with process crimes.

      All a big sham.

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    • I am not all that crazy about Manafort but, in this case, I hope to heck he wins his lawsuit!

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  6. mediachecker says:

    Great composition! David Nunes got the tax records from Infusion after a bit of a battle – there were payments from the DNC & Hillary campaign. Nunes gave the info to the WaPo who had to report it otherwise zero credibility left. Hillary denies it…Podesta denies it…then it’ll fall on their subordinates who won’t take the fall – they’ll squeal which is what we want..

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  7. Good!

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  8. Rachelle says:

    Wonderful research and analysis, just as you did on the Zimmerman case which I followed closely.
    Please keep it up.

    Liked by 5 people

  9. robert granholm says:

    Mary Jacoby (Glenn Simpsons wife), Facebook, Oct 14, 2017, on facebook: “It’s come to my attention that some people still don’t realize what Glenn’s role was in exposing Putin’s control of Donald Trump,” “Let’s be clear. Glenn conducted the investigation. Glenn hired Chris Steele. Chris Steele worked for Glenn.” (via Gateway pundit)

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  10. Jeff says:

    NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers plays the Robert Redford role of CONDOR from the Movie THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR .

    Admiral Mike Rogers is SET UP as the FALL guy once he discovers the unlawful FISA 702 (17)

    Mike Rogers becomes NDA director in April of 2014 .

    ” Sometime in early 2016 Admiral Rogers became aware of “ongoing” and “intentional” violations of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Section 702 surveillance. Specifically item #17 which includes the unauthorized upstream data collection of U.S. individuals within NSA surveillance.

    Section 702 – Item #17 “About Queries” is specifically the collection of emails, and phone call surveillance of U.S. persons.” ~ CTH……. LIKELY referring to the FAKE TRUMP DOSSIER used to authorize wire top of Trump Tower via FISA court

    Analogous of Robert Redford’s character , JOE TURNER , discovering a possible CIA operation …

    ” Joe looks for an answer to a letter he’d sent to the main CIA office at Langley. He has a theory about connections he’s noticed between operations in Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, and other locations around the world,” ~ IMDB

    Admiral Mike Rogers is NOT a political appointee or an employee of the CIA. He’s not a secret agent, his job is to make sure of the proper use of the FISA court for surveillance of private citizens . In this case the Trump campaign via the Server at Trump Tower .

    “As a result of Rogers suspecting [FISA 702 (#17 – email and phone calls)] surveillance activity was being used for reasons he deemed unlawful, in mid 2016 Rogers ordered the NSA compliance officer to run a full audit on 702 NSA compliance.” ~CTH

    “On October 26th, 2016, full FISC assembly, NSA Director Rogers personally informed the court of the 702(17) violations. Additionally, Rogers also stopped “About Query” permanently.

    [Things to note: ♦Note the sequencing; ♦note that Rogers a career military person, followed the chain of command; ♦note the dates as they align with the Trump FISA application from the FBI and DOJ-NSD, (ie. early October 2016); ♦and note amid this sequence/time-line the head of DOJ-National Security Divsion, John P Carlin resigns.]” ~CTH

    IN the MOVIE CONDOR Robert Redford’s character …

    ” Inside, Joe looks for an answer to a letter he’d sent to the main CIA office at Langley. He has a theory about connections he’s noticed between operations in Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, and other locations around the world, but so far there’s no response. ” ~ IMDB

    “The DOJ National Security Division set Admiral Mike Rogers up to take the fall for their unlawful conduct. >>>>>>They <<<<<<<( DOJ NSD ) preempted Rogers by filing a notification with the FISA Court on 26th September 2016 (look at the pdf). DOJ-NSD head John P Carlin was setting up Rogers as the scapegoat while knowing the NSA FISA compliance officer was still reviewing their conduct. Carlin wouldn’t notify the court unless he was trying to cover something. Carlin then announced his resignation. The NSA compliance officer did not brief Admiral Rogers until 20th Oct 2016. Admiral Rogers notified the FISC on 26th Oct 2016."

    In the MOVIE version of THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR …, Joe goes out to lunch

    " Noon approaches, and it's his turn to go out for lunch. Since it's still raining, he ducks out the basement door (which is against regulations) and cuts through several back alleys to the deli." ~ IMDB

    In this version CONDOR ( Admiral Mike Rogers ) takes a meeting at Trump Towers with president elect Trump .

    "[…] In a move apparently unprecedented for a military officer, Rogers, without notifying superiors, traveled to New York to meet with Trump on Thursday at Trump Tower. That caused consternation at senior levels of the administration, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal personnel matters. (link)"~ CTH

    "Ten days after the election, November 17th 2016, Admiral Rogers travels to Trump Tower without telling ODNI James Clapper. Rogers likely informs President-elect Trump of the prior activity by the FBI and DOJ, including the probability that all of Trump Tower’s email and phone communication was being collected." ~CTH

    TRUMP TWEETS ABOUT BEING WIRETAPPED https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26167880_751346211736278_3490122838243245967_n.jpg?oh=e8df6457979b7401d9fe46b5fe96e4c9&oe=5AEFB3FA

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073802/plotsummary source of quotes from MOVIE synopsis stroll down the page a bit

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  11. dayallaxeded says:

    Almost as troubling as the fact that CIA/DOJ/FBI engaged in a seditious conspiracy against a POTUS candidate and continued it against the duly elected and inaugurated POTUS is the fact that these “top” intel agencies, even with all their vitriol, their partisan bias, their secrecy, and their massive intel, legal, law enforcement, and media resources, they haven’t come up with squat (the “dossier” is far less than “squat”). What does that say about the effectiveness/competence of these agencies?

    Of course, since the prior 28 years involved aggressive erosion of the rule of law on all fronts, perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised that federal intel and LE agencies really didn’t do “law enforcement,” but just politically flailed about like Booshwackers, Klintoon Krime Klowns, and 0bungholebots do. Perhaps it is another unexpected bit of God’s great mercy that these venal, evil scumbags and their cadres have been so incompetent and that we now have highly competent people in charge–well, at least one.

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    • MM says:

      I always think back to when Mitt R was leaving Bedminister NJ after his interview
      with President Trump. He was so confused he couldn’t find his car.
      What did President Trump tell Mitt that day?? Maybe that his 2012 campaign had been spied upon by BHO Admin?

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  12. G. Alistar says:

    Hmmm? So the Mueller investigation raided the GSA files of the Trump Transition Team without a warrant. Does this mean SC Mueller’s team finds evidence of the wiretap 702 violations against US citizens and uses against the Trump administration further contaminating his investigation? Or perhaps Mueller uses these files to help establish the corrupt activities going on in the FBI/DOJ? p.s., Has Steve Bannon lost his minds or what?

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    • G. Combs says:

      raided the GSA files of the Trump Transition Team without a warrant.

      I very much doubt that the transition team files have anything but routine information in them.

      Mike Rogers warned President Trump on Thursday November 17th, 2016 and President Trump moved the next day. Also during a rally Trump remarked he never trusts confidential information to emails. He ALWAYS uses couriers.

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    • Yes, Bannon has now jumped the shark – he has let his unbounded ego take him over the edge.

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      • MM says:

        I’m so disappointed in Bannon….
        He not only stabbed the President in the back
        he stabbed 63 million Deplorables in the heart…….

        Liked by 4 people

        • JMO, but I think he has a SERIOUS drinking problem! He always seems to look either drunk or hungover. And what a slob! Not to mention his arrogance in thinking it was HIS doing that got PDJT elected! Not even close!

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  13. AmericaFirst says:

    One thing people are overlooking when they talk about surveillance of citizens is the fact that it is not just through emails and telephone conversations, cell phones and cameras. A “smart” TV or streaming device can be turned into a camera and/or recording device; makes me think when I am lounging on the couch trying to enjoy a movie.

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-keep-your-smart-tv-from-spying-on-you/
    “Your smart TV may well be listening in to your conversations and even watching you from its built-in video camera.”

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    • MM says:

      Here’s a strange story for you concerning Smart TV.
      I had them hanging in my processing facility (my house is 100ft from building)
      During the 2016 election I started seeing this strange glow.
      It would shine through my Bedroom/Bathroom windows. I thought hmmm never noticed how the moon would reflect off the building and shine through my windows like that before. One morning around 2 am. I called a neighbor to come over because someone was outside messing around my cooler as we were walking back towards my house from the grove I saw the glow and it was coming from my facility so we eased into the building to find the SMART TV’S were turning on and the message on the screen said
      “PC OFF” in a few minutes they would power off. We waited around for 30 minutes they came back on with same message. It hit me like a ton of bricks Personal computer off (pc off) That was the end of the Smart TV’S for me, When vault 7 from WikiLeaks came out about Smart TV’S it rang my bell!!!!!!!!

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    • Which is why I fight back against the torrent of voices telling me to get rid of my DirecTV and hook up to the internet. And I promptly delete the DTV messages trying to convince me to do so. Not happening!!!! EVER!!!!

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  14. Mike says:

    Crazy to watch that video of Rogers testifying at the same table with McCabe, knowing what we now know (thx SD), but that they knew at the time.

    Langford’s questions were pretty well drowned out by the brunette w/ great legs sitting behind him.

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  15. yy4u says:

    Seems to me given what we know now about Strzok, Page, Ohr, McCabe etc, shouldn’t Dr. Evelyn Farkas’s interview with Mika on Morning Joe draw the attention of the Congress? Here it is along with comments by YY4U.

    Farkas: “I was urging my former colleagues and frankly speaking the people on the hill–it was actually aimed at telling the hill people–

    YY4U: Do former employees of the federal government who have left their positions to work on a political campaign still commune and discuss issues, policies, information and wiretapping with their “former colleagues”? Just curious.

    Farkas: —get as much information as you can get as much intelligence as you can before President Obama leaves the administration…

    YY4u:: Yes, it is highly doubtful that President Trump and/or his appointees would continue to spy on him.

    Farkas: because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior people who left…

    YY4U: So who are the senior people to whom you are referring? Name names.

    Farkas: so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy…

    YY4U: What would be hidden away in the bureaucracy? The Dossier? Or the fact that agents of the federal government were spying on a political candidate? What do you think would have happened to the Dossier had Hillary Clinton won the election? Would the fact Donald Trump was surveilled have been “hidden away in the bureaucracy”? Or would he and his staff been prosecuted because they colluded with Russians?

    Farkas: that the Trump folks if they found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff dealing with Russians that they would try to compromise those sources and methods meaning we would no longer have access to that intelligence…

    YY4U: What do you mean by “we”, Evelyn? Hadn’t you left the Obama administration ten months before Donald Trump was nominated? Thirteen months and week before he was elected? So what do you mean by “we”? Can we assume you were still part of the Obama Administration? If not, could you please identify the “colleagues” with whom you were talking and who were giving you information about the Trump candidacy and transition and presidency even though you were working on his opponent’s campaign?

    Farkas: so I became very worried because not enough was getting out into the open and I knew that there was more…

    YY4U: You were “worried”? Why should you be “worried”? You no longer were part of the federal government? And how do you know there was “more”? Who told you? Do federal agents wiretapping suspects share information with non federal government employees? If so, and it gets out they did, does that not render the information they gathered tainted? Jes’ askin’.

    Farkas: We have very good intelligence on Russia so then I had talked to some of my former colleagues…

    YY4U: Are you divulging state secrets, Evelyn? Should the Russians know for certain from a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense that we have “good intelligence” on them. They must certainly know, but should our federal employees acknowledge same? And why would an adviser to the Hillary Clinton campaign be talking to agents of the federal government about Secretary Clinton’s political opponent? Is that not a greater “collusion” than any Russia possibly could have pulled off with the Trump campaign?

    Farkas: and I knew that they…

    YY4U: Who is “they”? Peter Strzok? Bruce Ohr? Fusion GPS?

    Farkas: were also trying to get information to the hill…

    YY4U: Couldn’t “they” simply take the information to “the hill” if it were lawfully gathered and legally above board? Wouldn’t “the hill” want to know if Americans were colluding with Russians? Or even if maybe one political party was colluding with the party in power to keep the other political party from winning an election? Jes’ askin’

    The Morning Joe hostess then says something to which Dr. Farkas adds, “But that’s why you have the leaking.”

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  16. Raffaella says:

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  17. G. Combs says:

    “…A “smart” TV or streaming device can be turned into a camera and/or recording device;….”

    Yes, as I said on the previous page I think visual ‘PORNOGRAPHY’ of the Trump’s is why Nunes was visibly horrified and Shiffty was shaken. It is also why President Trump was so angry and called Obummer ‘SICK!’

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  18. jackphatz says:

    Hard to believe they’ve all ruined their reputations and career for Hillary, the most dishonorable woman on earth.

    Sometimes I have the feeling they are really protecting Obama. Trump has been a threat to Obama since 2010.
    “During the height of his calls for Obama’s birth certificate, Trump even then asked questions about the president’s education. “I heard he was a terrible student, terrible,” Trump told the Associated Press in April 2011. “How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard? I’m thinking about it, I’m certainly looking into it. Let him show his records.”

    I wonder!

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    • Sporty says:

      I believe she used the fbi when she was first unlady. She has all the dirt and may be the largest blackmailer we’ve ever seen. Everybody is afraid because of this. She’s a beyotch of the highest order. It’s not because of her intellect.

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    • An element of truth there, and once Trump decided to run, Obama was given a reason to be even more disgusting! I wonder what he discusses with Richard Branson?

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      • jackphatz says:

        I can’t imagine Branson having much of a conversation there. Branson is a businessman, Obama knows only to destroy business. I felt it was only a photo op just to give the Obama’s some cred. No one else has invited the racial couple since, have they?

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    • formerdem says:

      as far as I know his grandmother in Kenya says he was born there. after all Obama cannot remember so why doesn’t this lady get more respect?

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  19. burnett044 says:

    Well.. it seems Jeff has harshed the mellow of a few in DC today…..his stand on pot…

    amazing what folks focus on huh?

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  20. Collateral Justice says:

    Is PizzaGate a weapon used to mock the truth?
    The question is weaponized due to the nature of Psychological Warfare.

    Self awareness requires an open mind which is shut down with emotional baggage.

    Emotional warfare is the act of a psychological operational agent provocateur whose modus operandi as saboteur of civil discourse.

    https://theintercept.com/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/

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  21. jindfw says:

    Big Ugly? That is an understatement of immense proportions. If all of this goes down (and I hope it does) we are entering a new era in American history. Think about it. Truth. Justice. Nice concept, eh?

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  22. Another Scott says:

    The Democrats pulled a Watergate only 100x more evil….Barak H. Nixon and Hillary R. Nixon…..imagine what a scandal this would be if the mainstream media was even slightly neutral….

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  23. 4sure says:

    ++Does anyone besides me see the irony in this treasonous conspiracy to overthrow the republic. It was not a bunch of Muslims or illegals from South of the border .

    It was a bunch of white male/female native Americans led by a half black community organizer from Chicago.

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  24. Donna in Oregon says:

    Nothing to add except this is the longest, slow moving, barely getting to the point ‘investigation’ ever….and I use the term investigation loosely. It’s almost like savoring the disintegration of our Republic. This apathy is embarrassing and our agencies look stoopid, right up to the Supreme Court. Justice Roberts looks like an okey-dokey Justice in a one street-light town that couldn’t run a Brownie troup, much less a FISA court.

    All the elements of crimes against America were planned in advance and the evidence has been destroyed. It’s like being pregnant, either you are or you’re not. There is no inbetween.

    If these people can’t move faster than bloggers without access to the system and its advantages– we should fire them all and start over.

    Message received.

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  25. DeWalt says:

    Might want to think about Snowdens revolations to do with the NSA before 2016. Rogers may not be the white hat people think. As a Navy officer he may have just been defending who he considers the new Commander in Chief. Old Navy habits are hard to break.

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  26. jindfw says:

    Funny that as LARPS have infiltrated the treehouse? They can only control that they can manipulate. Ain’t working’ here.

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  27. Donald says:

    My suspicion is that Team Obama wanted to preemptively find wrongdoing on Team Trump in an attempt to save Hillary from prosecution on the email issue.
    This would effectively allow Team Obama to achieve a swap. In other words, if Team Trump waived prosecution of Hillary, Team Obama would waive prosecution of Donald.
    Like every other criminal enterprise, Democrats, in desperation, chose to take a hostage (Donald Trump), as a way to barter for the freedom of their dead-man-walking ( Hillary Clinton!).

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    • formerdem says:

      yes and still hoping, because if only Mueller could find something big enough, fast enough, they could still they think turn this whole thing around. But. It will not work.

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  28. TwoLaine says:

    More MAGA WINNING! Federal Judge says we can see the Fusion bank records. TeeHee!

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    • MM says:

      Oh Goody
      They swore they would tell the truth behind closed doors and turn over their bank records
      then got caught holding back 112 bank transactions… Believe they got caught lying about
      telling the truth……They have lost all their so called creditability….
      May they all spend the rest of their lives broke and in PRISON……

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  29. trapper says:

    OK. Tech question here. The FISC opinion reads at the outer edges of my tech knowledge and loses me sometimes.

    The NSA scoops everything off the internet, plus scoops up all communications through various email “services.” I presume that means they scoop up everything that goes through “@gmail” or “@yahoo” is that correct? Somehow they must get it directly from the servers that it all flows through? So, what about private domains and servers such as Hillary’s. My question basically is, what was Hillary’s email address that she was using? “at” what? @HRC.com or some such thing? And, could NSA scoop it if it was running on a server in her basement?

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    • safvetblog says:

      The NSA has taps in the main Internet backbone routers, etc. At that level, everything that crosses the internet passes by their taps. @HRC may have had a server in her basement, but any network traffic that passed between it and her or Huma or whoever probably passed by the NSA taps. Except, maybe, if she was in her house directly connected to the internal Ethernet…

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  30. konradwp1 says:

    As the layers are pealed back, the stench of the Big Ugly grows stronger.

    Conspiring to spy on a presidential candidate and steal an election? Spying before an FISA warrant was granted? Using fake evidence to obtain an FISA warrant to retrospectively justify that spying? The stench is foul, but it may soon seem like just a dead rat in the drain pipe.

    I see a newly laid lawn, a strange mound and the odour from that is getting stronger and stronger. The NYT is clattering about on the lawn with a rusty old two-stroke mower blowing as much smoke as they can, but I don’t think their smoke and noise is going to work.

    Whatever Admiral Rogers found in 2016 caused him to act with great speed. Whatever he found drove the guilty ones to demand his sacking. The evidence of the 702 abuse he presented to the full FISC meeting caused them to instantly shut down 702. After the FISA warrant against Trump was finally granted, the FBI-NSD was flying straight and level, but then Bam! The canopy is blown, the cockpit is full of smoke and Carlin and his ACES III ejection seat are just a dwindling speck in the sky.

    Whatever Rogers found was serious enough to cause him to break chain of command and inform Trump immediately after his election. Whatever he tells Trump causes Trump, not just to upgrade security, but to actually change physical location in just one day. Whatever Nunes sees enrages him and he has to be shut down with a bogus ethics enquiry. Now rumour has it that even anti-Trump leaker Schiff is shocked by what he has now found out.

    To me it is starting to look like the Deep State has gone far beyond just upstream surveillance of Trump’s emails and phone calls. Just how foolish were they?

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    • omyword says:

      The swamp is in CYA mode biggly. That is why the FBI and DOJ went to Paul Ryan for a deal, instead of the Committee chair. This new deal (such a deal) is smoke and mirrors and gives the injustice dept. more time to tinker with the docs or loose them and prep witnesses. The chairman MUST declare war and tell the swamp NO DEAL and bust these guys and put them in the house jail until they comply. Get fed Marshalls and seize all documents related and arrest ALL witnesses and put them in confinement until they tesitfy. We need something besides Chamberlain waving his deal around with Hitler.

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    • Nunes didn’t look enraged after that press conference to me. He looked shocked and gut-punched.
      Suddenly I don’t want to hear any more details of this mess. Just run a quick judge-only trial – with J. Emmet Sullivan preferred – then toss them in jail for 900 months.

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

    Gotta get some mind help here. It does not seem logical that the DOJ/FBI has agreed to hand over all the documents Nunes wants this month and has agreed for Baker, the Stork and his lover, et al to testify – I think later this month Couldn’t revealing the documents impede the IG’s and super secret FBI/DOJ investigation? And, if the corrupt facilitators are as guilty as we in the CTH believe, why in the world would they agree to testify before Congress? Something does not add up unless the individuals involved did not personally acquiesce to testifying and are going to be no shows. Or, is it possible Rosenstein and Wray are merely placating Nunes buying time knowing the Big Ugly is going to publicly start in a matter of days or a couple weeks? Anybody have any idea? My mind is on data overload and is not computing as it should!

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    • omyword says:

      The docs are due on the 11th, it will take time for the committee to go through them, the witnesses testimony will either support or deny the IG report, in which case, they may be charged with perjury.

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  32. omyword says:

    The FBI is stalling for time to tinker with the documents (or loose them…ooppsie) and prep witnesses. We need real teeth in these dogs, not puppies wagging the dog!

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  33. jeans2nd says:

    Thank you.
    You all had this correct, months ago. Your months-ago prescience is remarkable.
    All the noise, sometimes, makes it difficult to hear the silence of the truth.
    Occums Razor, you say.
    Yes.
    We adhere to Heinrich Heinle most times.
    “One should forgive one’s enemies,
    but not before they are hanged.”

    Do you all ever surprise yourselves sometimes? Knowing this, so many months ago. Just lacking the necessary proof, which always comes.

    The question now, one supposes, is – is the dossier the McGuffin?
    Or, is the dossier **our** insurance policy now?

    We lost an honorable general officer, Gen Flynn, for no durn good reason. That one hurt. Could not bear to lose an honorable flag officer.

    Shall we play a game?
    Hangman this time?

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  34. CM-TX says:

    Re. The FISA warrant- 3 attempts kept coming to mind, as to when it first came out. So I did some searching, & came across the following…

    (True, only 2 with FISC. But there’s also mention of a third/initial attempt in Fed court. Not certain if this has/can be confirmed).

    1/1/18:
    | Bombshell: FBI Twice Refused To Wiretap Trump, So Obama Went Around Them

    … Lawnewz.com reports:
    The stories currently are three-fold: first, that Obama’s team tried to get a warrant from a regular, Article III federal court on Trump, and was told no by someone along the way (maybe the FBI), as the evidence was that weak or non-existent;

    second, Obama’s team then tried to circumvent the federal judiciary’s independent role by trying to mislabel the issue one of “foreign agents,” and tried to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act “courts”, and were again turned down, when the court saw Trump named (an extremely rare act of FISA court refusal of the government, suggesting the evidence was truly non-existent against Trump);

    and so, third, Obama circumvented both the regular command of the FBI and the regularly appointed federal courts, by placing the entire case as a FISA case (and apparently under Sally Yates at DOJ) as a “foreign” case, and then omitted Trump’s name from a surveillance warrant submitted to the FISA court, which the FISA court unwittingly granted, which Obama then misused to spy on Trump and many connected to Trump.

    Are these allegations true? We don’t know yet, but if any part of them are than Obama and/or his officials could face serious trouble. … | (3/4/17)

    Source:
    https://www.rightjournalism.com/fbi-wiretap-trump-obama/

    (Although it goes on to miss several others’ involvement, while pointing primarily at 0bama- There’s some interesting insight on FISA & the process.)

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  35. Donna in Oregon says:

    We should not forget Samantha Power (2013 – 2017). Would love to know if those unmasking requests were coinciding with the election interference by the Obama team in Israel 2015.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/12/obama-admin-sent-taxpayer-money-oust-netanyahu/

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  36. Quite an interesting unfolding of such a shocking tale.
    I’m real happy that no matter how small I feel, God will always be bigger than any of it!

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  37. Trent Telenko says:

    The thing that stands out for me in all of these developments is that the Deep State is strictly on the defensive now.

    Too use a WW2 Analogy, we are in the late Guadalcanal phase of the Pacific War.

    Then it was all about grinding those B#@tards down one Island campaign after another.

    Now it is about grinding one Left Run Federal bureaucracy down after another to get the Federal government to comply with the rule of law.

    Popcorn sales this week are going to be #MAGA.

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  38. Byrde says:

    good job here…
    Nunes be careful you are dealing with a huge crime syndicate….they’ve been known to create body bags, at least one per month in 2016.

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  39. jameswlee2014 says:

    Here’s something others may be thinking, I don’t know. Look, a White Hat is the director of the NSA. Doesn’t he know everything? Doesn’t he have access to every phone call and every text and every email? I think he does. One hopes he’s helping out.

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