How The FBI and DOJ Intelligence Units Were Weaponized Around Congressional Oversight…

(L-R) Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray

NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers has announced to his staff he is resigning. A nominee will be announced to replace him shortly. Rogers departure makes sense.  His incredible accomplishments are complete; he will now be free to testify, unencumbered, to congress.

Intelligence information is housed by compartments within the larger intelligence community network. Each intelligence unit holds intelligence unique to that compartment and task.

The FBI Counterintelligence unit would hold the intelligence information specific to their task or assignment; the DOJ National Security Division would hold their own compartmented intelligence; again, specific to their task and objectives. So too would the DoD (Pentagon), State Dept., or CIA.

This compartmented structure is what led to the creation of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, ODNI. The 911 commission recommended the office to serve as a hub able to ensure intelligence sharing; that is – to ensure intelligence was not intentionally withheld from other compartments when needed.

In 2016 the ODNI for President Obama was James Clapper.  The DNI is a political appointment, a cabinet member, of the President. If the executive branch, the President, wanted to weaponize intelligence as a political tool, he/she would have control over such weaponization as an outcome of their political appointees within the: FBI (Comey, McCabe), DOJ (Lynch/Yates), CIA (Brennan), DNI (Clapper), or DoD (Ash Carter). The efficient weaponization of intelligence stems from controlling the hub, James Clapper.

The civilian (representative) oversight into the compartmented intelligence falls to a very select group known as the Intelligence Gang of Eight.

Four Democrats and Four Republicans (four minority party and four majority party political leaders) for a total of eight. Four from the House and Four from the Senate. –Understand the Gang of Eight Here– The Gang-of-Eight can, if they choose, interact with the intelligence product they oversee with the same level of security clearance as the originating compartment being reviewed.

Only these eight members can interact with the intelligence product in this way. This ensures their ability to conduct oversight.  The eight elected officials also hold oversight on all covert intelligence operations and are briefed on all presidential finding memos.

It becomes important to understand the difference between the House Intelligence Committee, the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Gang of Eight.

Two members from the House Intelligence Committee (chair Nunes and minority Schiff), and two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee (chair Burr and vice-chair Warner) are participants. The other four are Speaker of the House (Ryan), minority leader of House (Pelosi), Leader of Senate (McConnell) and Minority leader of Senate (Schumer). The latter four are not part of any other intelligence committee.

♦We begin: During March 20th 2017 congressional testimony, James Comey was asked why the FBI Director did not inform congressional oversight, senior leadership, 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 James Comey doesn’t use FBI Counterintelligence Director WH “Bill” Priestap’s actual name, but refers to his position and title. Again, watch the first three minutes:

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Because of the sensitivity of the matter“? FBI Director James Comey was caught entirely off guard by that first three minutes of 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 when 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 see a motive why the FBI and DOJ would want to keep 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, establishing the Russian Conspiracy narrative 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.”

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

James Comey throwing this guy under a bus:

W.H. “Bill” Priestap, FBI Director of Counterintelligence

♦The originating intelligence agency agency, in these examples the DOJ National Security Division and/or FBI Counterintelligence Division, holds the proprietary intelligence they create in their intelligence compartment.  They may also receive intelligence products created for them, which they will also host in their unique compartment.  Access to this intelligence comes via a “SCIF” Secure Compartmented Information Facility. Thus, intelligence is compartmentalized.

In 2015 Sally Yates blocked any inspector general oversight of the DOJ National Security Division (SEE Pdf HERE). The Office of Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, requested oversight over the DOJ National Security Division 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.

♦The White House -the executive branch- is also a host of intelligence information and consequently the White House has their own compartmented intelligence unit and SCIF which holds intelligence products they would create (very little), or intelligence products created for them (the vast majority).

An example of an intelligence product created for the executive branch would be the President’s Daily Briefing or PDB.

The PDB as a whole product would only exist in the White House compartment.  Parts of the PDB would be hosted by the originating participant, ex. NSA, FBI, DOJ, DoD, CIA State Dept. etc., but only the White House would have the fully assembled product. After all, it’s assembled for the President.

Putting the “Oversight” structure together with the “Compartmented” intelligence security you will note that only a few people ‘could’ traditionally access the full PDB. However, under President Obama the President’s Daily Brief went to almost everyone at top levels in his administration. Regarding the Obama PDB:

[…] But while through most of its history the document has been marked “For the President’s Eyes Only,” the PDB has never gone to the president alone. The most restricted dissemination was in the early 1970s, when the book went only to President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, who was dual-hatted as national security adviser and secretary of state.

In other administrations, the circle of readers has also included the vice president, the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, along with additional White House staffers.

By 2013, Obama’s PDB was making its way to more than 30 recipients, including the president’s top strategic communications aide and speechwriter, and deputy secretaries of national security departments. (link)

Pay attention to that last part. According to the Washington Post outline Obama’s PDB’s were going to more than 30 recipients including: Ben Rhodes and “Deputy Secretaries of national security departments”.

During an MSNBC interview about her unmasking U.S. citizens within 2016 intelligence reports, in April 2017, President Obama’s National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, defined the Obama national security departments to include: “State” – “Defense” (Pentagon includes NSA) and “CIA”. Other national security departments include FBI (counterintelligence) and DOJ (National Security Division).

So under President Obama’s watch Deputy Asst. Secretaries of Defense had daily access to the PDB. An example of an Obama Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense, Evelyn Farkas.

With dozens of people having access to President Obama’s PDB, Rice’s unmasking of names within the intelligence product gave dozens of people direct access to unmasked intelligence – including Obama officials who could, likely did, use the PDB for specific and intentional political purposes. This political outcome was essentially confirmed by Evelyn Farkas who was one of the downstream recipients of unmasked intelligence.

I was urging my former colleagues, and, and frankly speaking the people on the Hill [Democrat politicians], it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can – get as much intelligence as you can – before President Obama leaves the administration.

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

So I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open and I knew that there was more.  We have very good intelligence on Russia; so then I had talked to some of my former colleagues and I knew that they were also trying to help get information to the Hill.” … “That’s why we had the leaking”. (link)

(New York Times Link)

♦ If the House Intelligence Committee, or Senate Intelligence Committee, as a whole – wanted to see the President’s Daily Briefing, they would have to request the individual components from the individual intelligence agencies because the PDB product was not created for them; it was created for the Office of The President.

Only the Chairman and Minority leader from each Intel committee could go to the White House to see the PDB end product. [Remember, they alone are four of the Gang-of-Eight.]

This is why Devin Nunes, who is a Go8 member, has to request the intelligence from each department (NSA, DOJ, FBI etc.) in order to share it with the oversight committee. Nunes can review the ‘executive SCIF product’ but cannot export or import intelligence product he did not create.

The Congressional SCIF would then hold the compartmented information after delivery for the committee members to review under very tight controls. The intelligence is removed/deleted after review. No systems are connected.

Our research indicates that in February and March 2017 Chairman Devin Nunes, a gang of eight member, reviewed intelligence reports (most likely PDB’s) that were assembled exclusively for the office of the former President (Obama). That is why he went to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB) Information Facility to review.

The intelligence product would be delivered to that SCIF system for his review, most likely by the ODNI (Dan Coats) or NSA (Mike Rogers). It would be removed from that SCIF system after Nunes review, (no systems are connected). It is important to note here that President Trump nominated Senator Dan Coats as ODNI on January 5th, 2017 – however, Democrats held up that nomination until March 16th, 2017.

It is not coincidental that immediately following DNI Dan Coat’s ability to provide that information, Chairman Devin Nunes first reported his concerns.

After Devin Nunes review the information March 22nd 2017, Nunes stated the intelligence product he reviewed was: “not related to Russia, or the FBI Russian counter-intelligence investigation”.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes, then held a brief press conference and stated he has been provided intelligence reports brought to him by unnamed sources that include ‘significant information’ about President-Elect Trump and his transition team.

WATCH:

1.) …”On numerous occasions the [Obama] intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.”

2.) “Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration; details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.”

3.) “Third, I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition members were unmasked.”

4.) “Fourth and finally, I want to be clear; none of this surveillance was related to Russia, or the investigation of Russian activities.

“The House Intelligence Committee will thoroughly investigate surveillance and its subsequent dissemination, to determine a few things here that I want to read off:”

•“Who was aware of it?”

•“Why it was not disclosed to congress?”

•“Who requested and authorized the additional unmasking?”

•“Whether anyone directed the intelligence community to focus on Trump associates?”

•“And whether any laws, regulations or procedures were violated?”

“I have asked the Directors of the FBI, NSA and CIA to expeditiously comply with my March 15th (2017) letter -that you all received a couple of weeks ago- and to provide a full account of these surveillance activities.”

Again, this is why the intelligence reports seem likely to have been political opposition research -that was part of Obama’s PDB– unless it was a separate intelligence product, apart from the PDB, which was created for the Office of the President. [I view the latter as highly doubtful because it would be too risky for the President to be asking for specific ‘stand alone’ intelligence against political adversaries, ie candidate Donald Trump.]

…Here’s where all the dots connect:

♦Fast forward to 2018 – Aside from the larger Russian conspiracy narrative, up to now the controversial media story has been around the origin of the 2016 FISA warrant(s).

As previously stated by all reporting there was a June 2016 FISA application that was denied, and an October 2016 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).

Recently the media have been working frantically, against an entire year of prior support for the Steele Dossier, to distance the origin of the FBI counterintelligence operation from the dossier. The probable motive reveals the 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 March 2017 concern expressed by Chairman Nunes 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.

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(17) surveillance. Specifically item #17 which includes the unauthorized upstream data collection of U.S. individuals within NSA surveillance through the use of “About Query”.

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

The public doesn’t discover this issue, and 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) 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 user queries or searches of content (messaging, email and phone conversations) based on any subject matter put into the search field.

The NSA compliance officer identified several strange 702 “About Queries” were being conducted. These were violations of the fourth amendment (search and seizure), ie searches, privacy violations, and surveillance without a warrant.  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 FISA court assembled, NSA Director Rogers personally informed the court of the 702(17) violations.  Additionally, and as an outcome of the NSA systems inability to guarantee integrity, 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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Here’s the part where we find criminal intent and malice aforethought.

By looking at the way the FISA court was notified, it becomes apparent the DOJ National Security Division set Admiral Mike Rogers up to take the fall for their unlawful conduct.

Asst. Attorney General in charge of the DOJ National Security Division, John P Carlin, preempted Rogers by filing a notification with the FISA Court on 26th September 2016 (look at the pdf).  DOJ-NSD head John Carlin was setting up Rogers as the scapegoat while knowing the NSA FISA compliance officer was still reviewing their conduct.

According to what we know of the FISA warrant, right around the time the DOJ lawyers formatted the FBI information (Steele Dossier etc.) for the FISA Application, the head of the NSD, Asst. Attorney General John P Carlin, left his job.  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.

The timing is way too suspicious.  DOJ-NSD Director Carlin wouldn’t notify the court of a FISA compliance issue, while a compliance review was ongoing, unless he was trying to cover something. Conspicuously John Carlin never informed Admiral Rogers, but rather 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, that happened 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 electronic mail and phone communication for U.S. people (Trump campaign). The NSD unit (John Carlin) was working in coordination with the FBI Counterintelligence Unit (Bill Priestap, Peter Strzok etc.). DOJ Attorney Lisa Page was the intermediary between the DOJ National Security Division and he FBI Counterintelligence Division.

In an effort to stop the FISA 702(17) activity NSA Director Mike Rogers initiated a full 702 compliance review. However, 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.  Mike Rogers stopped the FISA702(17) process on October 26th 2016. As a result of his activity, Rogers became a risk; DNI James Clapper demanded he be fired.

♦Ten days after the presidential 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.

On November 17th, 2016, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers went to see President-Elect Donald Trump in Trump Tower, New York. –SEE HERE– Director Rogers never told his boss DNI, James Clapper.

On November 18th, 2016, the Trump Transition Team announced they were moving all transition activity to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. –SEE HERE– Where they interviewed and discussed the most sensitive positions to fill. Defense, State, CIA, ODNI.

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.  No-one knows the exact start date of the data-mining but FBI Director James Comey admitted the FBI counterintelligence operation began in July 2016.

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

♦Ultimately, the people within all of these intercepts 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.

In hindsight it appears that President Trump was fully aware when the tide would change. The moment when an empowered group of congressional people, Devin Nunes, Chuck Grassley and Bob Goodlatte, would develop a coordinated plan to defeat the corruption amid a corrupt intelligence apparatus Admiral Rogers had been holding back for the past several years.

What we are seeing now, leading up to the release of a years-worth of Office of Inspector General evidence, is the outcome of a specific plan –WELL OUTLINED HERE– to deal with the deep corruption inside the FBI and DOJ.

On October 7th 2017 President Trump stated:

…”You guys know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.”..

Everyone was trying to figure out what the president meant. The media went bananas for a few cycles talking about it. However, a picture from that evening –in addition to the recent discoveries– likely tells us all we need to know:

That night, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers was seated at the head of the table as each member of the military likely aware -in varying degrees- just how consequential NSA Director Mike Rogers was in fending off the biggest constitutional crisis in the history of the U.S.

A grateful U.S. President, recognizing a great and patriotic man, amid many great and patriotic men. ….And no-one outside that room even knew. Until now.

You know it’s funny…. We all felt the tide change mid-November, something was different. By early December the Inspector General stories about the DOJ and FBI malfeasance and corruption began to hit the headlines (Strzok, Page, Ohr, Baker, etc.); but it only becomes clear today, how that entire chain-of-events began.

RESOURCES:  – The BIG UGLY

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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691 Responses to How The FBI and DOJ Intelligence Units Were Weaponized Around Congressional Oversight…

  1. ALEX says:

    Great work Sundance and you are refining this complicated issue into a very useful outline backed up with the necessary documentation. I have to say what gives me great comfort is the fact the President has been spied on for so long and the Fake News has been digging for dirt so long that he is innocent and above all one of the most honest “politicians” of my lifetime…

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    • SeekerOfTruth says:

      I dare say IMO President Trump is the cleanest President and cleanest politician the US has had in the last 100 years. Never before have so many worked so hard and long to dig up dirt using all the latest spy techniques.

      Finding not so much as a piece of lint under his bed.

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      • singingsoul says:

        Sundance thank you for your dedication searching for the truth. You are brilliant how you connect the dots and your understanding how the Government is supposed to work is helpful for me to uderstand.
        Sundance I finally understand the whole scope what was happening under Obama.
        It was an Admiral who saved this country and the rest of the Military Brass supported the constitution, Admiral Rogers and the institution of the President, President Trump.
        Wow just wow. The system is working if a view good men do the right thing and uphold their pledge and have a ethical compass.
        So many in the institution are dirty but when a good man stands up to defend the Constitution it works. As a mystic friend once told me, “have no fear the light always overcomes the darkness.”
        God Bless Admiral Rogers and the United States of America.

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    • Turranos says:

      Absolutely, what a great position to be in as the Big Ugly is going to get bigger and uglier!

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      • Daniel says:

        Oh I don’t know… 🙂 I tend to think it is quite beautiful as this matter continues to go as we all have hoped.

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        • Laurie says:

          Lightbulbs are flashing in my head after hearing on Varney and Co. that our POTUS “may meet with SC Mueller”. The judge Napolitano gave his thoughts that to do this against POTUS council advice usually has a poor outcome. Ha! 4D chess and CHECKMATE!
          Me thinks that this is a “ Hi Robert, great work. Your investigation of Muh Russia has gone according to our plan to expose this cabal. We are about ready for the Big Ugly reveal.”
          Media heads will be exploding over this meeting .
          Popcorn is at the ready…..

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      • Carrie2 says:

        Turranos, et al, and this makes me wonder why Obama is staying outside the country supposedly vacationing. He is a traitor as well as an alien and he is no longer safe here nor anywhere else. He can run but he can’t hide as more and more come out about him and his globalist supporters. If he dares to set foot on our soil, there are those just waiting to remove him from the planet. I see him right now between coming and going and trying to find out how to protect himself. There is no way, Obama, and ditto all your evil traitors hoping they won’t be found out. Already done, so where can they run to?

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        • caileag09 says:

          Dubai, Qatar, the Saudis or one of the other muzz gardens of Eden would provide shelter for obama for a price. Also, don’t forget, Obama still has followers in this country who still worship the ground he walks on and who have not forgiven the American voters for denying the destructive creature his 3rd term via Hellery.

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        • Tegan says:

          Didn’t know he was out of country, except read he was playing golf in Hawaii a few days before Xmas. Did the family spend the holidays there (now that they are finally footing the bills)? It would be kind of fun having his travels noted these days.
          I’ve been away so perhaps missed the travel news.

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        • Indimex says:

          He is so smug, I doubt he has the discernment to be frightened. He’s Soros backed all the way, and as caileag says, continues to be worshipped and adored by the perpetually aggrieved and ill informed. He’s having fun! Everything else is secondary.

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        • clairebee says:

          I don’t know if he is still traveling. It is alleged that he has an office in DC where he meets and teleconferences to the pertinent people the details of their resistance moves. They don’t realize the Real Resistance is from conservatives.

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    • frankie says:

      Incredible update and summary, Sundance.

      I saw a very comprehensive article on the cost of immigration, legal and ilegal, and comparison to the way we did things in the Ellis Island Era. It was as good on that topic as Sundance is on this and many other topics.

      The site is howtobeyourowndetective.com. and the article is “Ellis Island vs. Gilligan’s Island.”

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      • heidi says:

        Here’s the link: http://howtobeyourowndetective.com/2018/01/06/ellis-island-not-gilligans-island/
        great article, here’s an excerpt:
        This government estimate of the cost of immigrants to American taxpayers was chump change compared to the estimate of a key researcher of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, for the Senate in May 2007. Robert Rector, the Heritage Foundation staffer, testified the Senate’s 2007 immigration and amnesty bill, if passed, would cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars in the coming decade.

        Rector noted federal, state and local spending on welfare programs such as Medicaid, food stamps, and public housing in FY 2004 was $564 billion. He noted federal, state and local spending on schools in FY 2004 was $590 billion. He noted spending on direct benefits such as Social Security, Medicare, and worker compensation in FY 2004 was $840 billion. He noted federal, state and local spending on population based services such as police, fire and emergency services, roads, highways, courts, parks, and public health inspectors in FY 2004 was $662 billion. He said allowing more unskilled immigrants into the country would impose more taxes on the American public. He also said the crush of immigrants would degrade the nation’s social services and population based services because of the loads they would place on them.

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  2. NJF says:

    Interesting related thread. I’m not sure if he’s done yet!

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    • singingsoul says:

      Ignatius one of morning Joe stooges and no surprise here. .

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Ignatius theorized that Obama was worried that taking action against the alleged Russian meddling would disrupt the election process. But the Russians were allegedly disrupting it already. What a bunch of illogical bunk.

      Obama didn’t take action because 1) the Russian meddling thing was completely overblown, and 2) he was certain Hillary would win the election so nothing needed to be done.

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      • Nonlocality says:

        What about? 3) He knew where all of the “Collusion” was really happening–and who was the ringleader.

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      • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

        dare i suggest ….. Obama “I’ll have more flexability after my reElection” not only knew about russian meddling and did nothing about it but that he gave putin approval for the meddling…..that is IF russia even meddled in the first place. I don’t trust a thing obama’s IC criminals said… they are known liars and crooks…. can’t trust any IC report under Obama.

        My theory is his crooked IC planted russian fingerprints. #Vault7
        Election meddling was what the Obama admin was doing in Israel and in other nations as well.

        All Roads lead to Obama

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        • One thing I learned early on about Obama…..whatever he says publicly, you can expect him to be doing the opposite.
          Only once did he publicly tell the truth and that’s when he declared that he fundamentally wanted to change the United States other than that I can’t think of another instance where he told the truth.

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      • He was leading from behind…..

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      • Mary Morse says:

        I think the meddling was real. I think it was intended to entrap the opposition candidate. I agree with you on 2). The insurance policy was their hedge. Funny how all of this goes back to the troubles of a US hedge fund investing in Russia.

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  3. Lburg says:

    From Sundance’s documentation: “The NSD unit (John Carlin) was working in coordination with the FBI Counterintelligence Unit (Bill Priestap, Peter Strzok etc.).”

    I think they were working in the same office space.

    I was re-reading documents in “Hillary Clinton Part 16” from the FBI vault. These are preservation of records notifications from Strzok to businesses and governmental agencies. I had looked at them before, so to make sure I brought a new perspective, increased the magnification to 180%. What I noticed was fax transmittal receipts that look like they were transmitted from an NSD fax.

    Faxes in Clinton part 16 marked as “NSD ND-4 Front Desk” from Peter Strzok:
    Page 23 – August 31, 2015 @ 16:12
    Page 28 – August 31, 2015 @ 16:10
    Page 32 – August 31, 2015 @ 16:07
    Page 93 – September 16. 2015 @ 17:25

    Then, on page 79, I found a request from the Counterintelligence Division Section Chief, Charles Kable dated September 5, 2015 which appears to have the exact same markings – “NSD ND-4 Front Desk”.

    Soldier on to November 2015, and faxes change again – with no NSD markings.

    Perhaps the faxes were sent from an NSD location so they would be ‘secured’ from oversight? If requests were secured from oversight and responsive information was too damaging who would know if it was all destroyed?

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    • KBR says:

      Good catch.
      They are “out there” though, having been sent by computer-fax. Now maybe somebody can find them?

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Great question…they mentioned before that McCabe’s office is a few doors down from Strzok.

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      • Publius2016 says:

        They say 7th Floor is Deep State central?

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        This may be another good question, probably unrelated, but fun to think about while we’re connecting every possible dot….

        Whatever happened to Brady “The Cleaner” Williamson? He was the Clinton lawyer that cleaned up the notes and the little black box from Hillary’s podium after a debate with Mr. Trump. It was later reported he was connected to questionable details of the Arab Spring. Clearly, he was in cahoots with both HRC and BHO.

        The black box, weird projector light on Hillary’s podium and the obvious effort to clean it all up suggests Williamson has some experience in this manner of cover up’s and trickery of the masses.

        Will be interesting to see if at any point his name pops up as a colluder to try and turn an election or gets mention somehow if the Clinton email scandal ever grows enough legs to be thoroughly exposed.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          Glad to see you mention “the Cleaner” – I’ve been wondering about him too. So many players, we don’t have a board game big enough for all the pieces.

          It was despicable what Hillary got away with at the debates. The Cleaner made it clear it was more than just early access to moderator questions. Yet the network and moderators did nothing about it. A game show out of TV land is run better than those debates.

          I’d like to think candidate Trump knew about the skulduggery.

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        • Jane in Florida says:


          Did Hillary cheat at the presidential debate?

          HIS NAME IS BRADY WILLIAMSON, and he is an attorney who was appointed to the COMMISSION on Bankruptcy during BILL CLINTON presidency. He also works with debate and elections and may have been HRC debate coach. Here is his BIO: http://www.gklaw.com/attorney.cfm?attorney_id=140 Now what do we do? File charges on the guy? Also here is a video of her hand signals, much evidence of cheating: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmKE5Sk6Wm8
          Williamson, Brady C.
          Shareholder
          Madison
          608.257.3911
          bwilliam@gklaw.com

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  4. StanH says:

    “Indeed the larger headlines at the time were about demanding a special prosecutor and driving the Russia conspiracy narrative. “

    This one sentence in my mind is all one needs to know of the complicity of the swamp. This was a kneejerk response to “stove pipe” all loose ends. Appoint Robert Mueller and in unison everyone in the beltway ballyhoos, “Bob Mueller is beyond reproach.” Now all information will go through the SC office, as his team of political apparatchik’s attempts to cover the trail, which leads straight to the black messiah, Barry O. This could get very interesting very fast. I’m still Missourian on the ability of the swamp to police itself, we’ll see.

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    • BabyBoomer says:

      Arkansas is very close to Missouri and with a lot of elbow rubbing through the years…. I’ve been thinking about Jeff Sessions recusal and appearance that he is staying in for the long haul. If Sessions left office now that would place Rosenstein as temporary AG (shivers.) With an undoubtedly very long confirmation hearings for a new AG , that would leave Rosenstein at the helm during the interim. President Trump likes to keep his enemies close to him. Very close. Sessions may just be the perfect foil when the time arrives to pull back the curtain and reveal the BIG UGLY.

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    • WSB says:

      I sure would like a timeline on Sessions’ advisors who advised him to recuse, and who and when Mueller was first contacted to become SC. This had to have been worked out during the transition, right after November 9th.

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  5. jmclever says:

    From the Go8 article embedded in the article:

    If there is a U.S. policy that blows up into controversy, and is directly attached to the intelligence community, the Gang of Eight is just as culpable as the administration and intelligence agency itself.

    I would argue that the same is true regarding scandal with this Go8 not as structured but as practically fleshed out in the current UniParty climate.

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  6. jmclever says:

    From the Go8 article embedded in the article:

    If there is a U.S. policy that blows up into controversy, and is directly attached to the intelligence community, the Gang of Eight is just as culpable as the administration and intelligence agency itself.

    I would argue that the same is true regarding scandal with this Go8 not as structured but as practically fleshed out in the current UniParty climate.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Agree; It has bothered me that the Gang of Eight isn’t being looked at. Certainly the Democrats in the group knew what was going on – and the idea that McConnell & sneaky Ryan didn’t know requires the willing suspension of disbelief.

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      • Daniel says:

        At the moment, it is useful that there is at least SOME support for the IG’s line of investigation and they ostensibly have some cover in that Comey admitted that the Go8 hasn’t always been made aware of all investigations as they should have been. So the trick will be in proving that they were made aware of certain things. As things stand, it looks like they have enough deniability to not be involved. I suspect the Democrat members knew… but that’s just a suspicion. We need someone to present proof.

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      • Never Say Anything says:

        Not true. Comey didn’t even brief Congress until 8 months after the investigation began. So, it is likely that even the Go8 had no idea what was going on (at least as far as the existence of an official investigation). When Comey testified that he didn’t brief Congress, I take that to mean he didn’t brief anyone in Congress, including the Go8 (maybe I’m wrong?)

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    • bill says:

      Did some of the members of the “Gang of Eight” known that their was a counterintelligence operation against a presidential candidate Trump and were they receiving that information?

      I believe that Sundance indicated that leaks could be coming from Schiff and perhaps others and that this was under investigation. I would not be surprised to learn that this investigation has been completed, since we are behind the curve.

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      • jmclever says:

        It’s possible that they didn’t know, but they also didn’t ask. Plausible deniability. Also suspiciously, Ryan and McConnell attended the Stop Trump Sea Island meeting in Mar 2016. And if all those bajillionaires met in an island in “controlled secret” and the only idea how to stop Trump was calling him unpresidential, the Hillary really is the victim of a vast right wing conspiracy.

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        • KBR says:

          That Sea Island Meeting points out the RINOUNIPARTY members, their bigdonors and don’t forget the scheduled speakers. That happened in march of 2016.

          Hill first used the phrase in the news in 1998, EIGHTEEN years previous to the Sea Island meeting you reference. (Defending Bill from a sex scandal with M. Lewinski, which turned out to be a fact in which the only “conspirators” who created a scandal were Bill and Monica.)

          But when Hill said “vast right wing conspiracy” she was projecting. Marxist practice is to accuse opponents of what you are doing wrong yourself. They were already fattening up the “vast LEFT wing conspiracy” (which of course would include infiltrators to the right, after 1998 were called “neocons”-new conservatives from the Dem-side, and RINOs-Republicans in name only.) We call it Uniparty now.

          So you might say, of the vast LEFT wing conspiracy Hill was likely already forming by 1998, the Neocons & RINOS among the LEFT wing conspirators, met at Sea Island.

          Know your history.

          No pity for Hillary. She is truly a lying monster.

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        • Mary Morse says:

          “They all knew.” (Except those that weren’t to know.)

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      • G. Combs says:

        BLAST FROM THE PAST!
        From a year ago when President Trump was complaining he was not getting real intelligence briefings.

        BOY does a year of Sundance investigations give this new meaning. This was a point blank threat from Chuck Schumer who knew darn well what that Peter Strozk ‘insurance policy’ was.

        Jan 3 2017 Schumer warns Trump: Intel officials ‘have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you’

        “The new leader of Democrats in the Senate says Donald Trump is being “really dumb” for picking a fight with intelligence officials, suggesting they have ways to strike back, after the president-elect speculated Tuesday that his “so-called” briefing about Russian cyberattacks had been delayed in order to build a case….

        “Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday evening on MSNBC…

        “So, even for a practical supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this,” he added.[…]”

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  7. Rhonda Coleman says:

    Very in-depth overview of everything that has transpired. Looks like James Clappers sweating along with the rest of them

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  8. USMCLt says:

    If I am interpreting this correctly, Admiral Rogers may end up being one of our most celebrated heroes. He was certainly putting it all on the line…his career and, quite possibly, his life. I truly want to believe that such a rare individual could still exist in our federal government.

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  9. Good morning all of you beautiful MAGA citizens of Normalville. The new Intellectual Froglegs is out! JoeDan gives huge props to Sundance and the Treehouse.

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  10. B Woodward says:

    Sundance: The work you have done on this issue is totally exceptional!! Thanks for all your hard work! However I felt that this article ended too soon as it didn’t continue into 2017 when the entrenched deep state actors for months stonewalled the investigation by congressional members into these crimes. Here is just one link to that below. But first:

    Questions: Did Obama authorize this skullduggery when Mary Jacobson, wife of Glenn Simpson, came to the White House in April 2016? And what did Obama do with this intel to prevent Trump from winning the White House, or did he just let his underlings be the criminals so that he would have plausible deniability?
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/21/oh-dear-trail-of-russian-dossier-origination-now-directly-leads-to-the-obama-white-house/

    This info regarding the deep state stonewalling Congressional investigations also needs to be included in this article to make it more complete:
    Time for Congress to enhance its contempt authority
    http://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/364175-time-for-congress-to-enhance-its-contempt-authority
    An extraordinary thing is happening in Washington. A congressional committee is preparing a contempt citation for the failure to turn over documents to the House Intelligence Committee. That, itself, is not particularly new, but the target is. Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is drafting a resolution that would target two high-ranking officials, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in a Republican administration.

    Agencies have become interestingly independent and, yes, contemptuous of Congress. This trend is due in large part to the failure of Congress to actively defend its authority when it is exercising its core oversight responsibility, such as investigating possible political influence at the FBI and the Justice Department. President Trump is under a special counsel’s investigation looking at his alleged attempts to influence the FBI and DOJ, while Congress is investigating countervailing claims involving Clinton supporters.

    Congress is seeking “outstanding documents” related to an August subpoena dealing with the controversial “Russia dossier,” a private investigation by a former British spy into Donald Trump’s political and business activities. That investigation was bankrolled by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, despite earlier denials by top Clinton lawyer Marc Elias and campaign chairman John Podesta.

    These concerns have been magnified by new controversies over the political affiliations by DOJ officials. Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr was recently demoted, reportedly due to contacts with the author of the dossier, Christopher Steele. Other FBI and DOJ officials are embroiled in controversies over ties to the Clinton campaign or to anti-Trump communications. One of those figures is Peter Strzok, the No. 2 official in the FBI’s counterintelligence division who played a key role in the Clinton and Trump investigations. He was removed for anti-Trump, pro-Clinton statements.

    The constitutional question is removed from the merits of the allegations and instead focuses on whether Congress has a right to these documents and witnesses, and whether, if denied, Congress has a right to enforce its authority through contempt power. The answer is that it does.

    The Justice Department has a history of stonewalling congressional investigators. …

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    • B Woodward says:

      I got to thinking, why would Obama take a personal interest in derailing candidate Trump and using skullduggery to ensure that Hillary continued his legacy? Here are 78 reasons the felon-in-chief would not want Trump to be president and appoint a Republican Attorney General:

      http://thefreethoughtproject.com/list-78-times-president-obama-broke-law-presidency/

      But beyond that,Trump didn’t buy into Obama’s Hawaiian birth. He offered Obama $50,000,000 to produce his birth certificate, passport, and college records. This was 2 years after it was found that for 17 years Obama’s official bio stated “born in Kenya.” And it was about a year after Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigation stated that the “official” birth certificate that Obama put on the White House website was a “100% forgery.” Trump said that college and other records would show whether or not Obama ever accepted scholarship or other aid as a foreign student, which could mean he doesn’t meet the constitutional requirement to be a natural-born citizen.

      Obama knew he was more vulnerable in another regard. The US Senate passed S 511 stating that whereas John Sidney McCain III was born to American citizen parents on US soil (allegedly born on the American military base in Panama), it was therefore resolved that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen Obama could never be a natural born citizen because his father of record, Obama Sr, was a Kenyan and British subject–never a US citizen. So it appears that Obama violated a number of federal criminal identity fraud laws (such as 18 U.S.C. § 912, 1001, 1003, 1017, 1028, and 1031).

      Now Obama’s entire 8 year legacy as usurper-in-chief is in jeopardy. Constitutional expert and attorney Dr. Edwin Vieira writes regarding the usurper: In 2017 a new Republican Attorney General could prosecute the cases à outrance. Once evidence were adduced to support a charge under these federal laws, Mr. Obama’s “Presidency” would immediately collapse in its own footprint in the manner as World Trade Center Building 7, and crime could then be succeeded by punishment along one of the routes suggested.
      http://www.newswithviews.com/Vieira/edwin269.htm

      So usurper Obama was more motivated than anyone to do whatever was necessary to ensure that his worst nightmare didn’t get elected and start investigating his crimes and ineligibility.

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      • StormyeyesC says:

        I doubt that Trump accepts this to this very day. Now though, he has the opportunity to investigate at the highest level and expose. That would be a game changer, and there would be a fight if he chose to do so. Imagine the world view of the US if we were all taken to the cleaners by the Manchurian?

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        • ray76 says:

          > Imagine the world view of the US if we were all taken to the cleaners by the Manchurian?

          Finish the sentence…. Imagine the world view of the US if we were all taken to the cleaners by the Manchurian AND DID NOTHING?

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          • rashamon says:

            So true. Our self-described Superman reputation collapses more with every day as details spread via the worldwide Internet about the corruption of the Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama regimes. What is the cost of such flagrant abuse of power?

            A Persian neighbor has suggested the recent demonstrations in his former hometown were encouraged by The Deplorables standing up against the PTB. We have to remember that many foreigners have suffered under this corruption that destabilized so many and are very happy to see the evil Americans brought down.

            PDJT and his group of wolverines seem bent of resuscitating our failing reputation with transparency and keeping promises once made.

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      • Daniel says:

        I think President Trump recognizes Obama’s American citizenship. The mother was a US citizen. The father was also a US Citizen — Frank Marshall Davis. Just look at pictures of both Frank Marshall Davis and Barack Obama Sr. And based on this and the early links between Obama jr and Davis is likely more than just a coincidence.

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    • Bud Klatsch says:

      Obama got congress to accept the premise of sequestration. Just all get along and no one upset the status quo. This carried over to any oversight. Awful performance and the Ameircan people continued to suffer.

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      • singingsoul says:

        We in our society have bee so intimidated because with all questioning of a black president being labeled as racist that people were quiet and said nothing.
        We lost the ability to speak up regardless if someone is black jello or whatever when we see wrong. Race should not matter in a racial egalitarian system. We have a long way to go.

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      • Obama got congress to allow for 8 years of no budget, thus enabling him to funnel money to whomever he wanted with neither accountability nor oversight. Trillions of dollars. Just ask the mullah’s about their pallets of cash.

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        • StormyeyesC says:

          there are a few more pallets stored by BO and a few others, I can almost guarantee

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        • Carrie2 says:

          anotherworriedmom, and why the 2 parties in 1 are desperate as well because they knew what they were doing and that is ravaging our country, supporting an alien they knew and know is and was an alien, and now some rushing to look good with Trump. A wee bit late as we are DRAINING the Congress Swamp. Money bought you and it will kill you. You may run but won’t get far and all benefits/perks stopped yesterday and your ownership by outsiders means you are going down! We have been stupid but now wide awake and you see your dim future.

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    • Conservativeinny says:

      So Congress finds its spine finally. I thought Wray was a white hat. Am I wrong?

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    • bill says:

      totally exceptional!! Sundance

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  11. Mk10108 says:

    No mystery here. The purpose of spying on Trump was to find some incriminating evidence to compel him to withdrawal from the campaign. When they found none the DNC, with assistance from the Obama administration fabricated a Russia conspiracy.

    The bigger question leans towards the proposition that Democrats judged Trump by the mirror of their own character continuing the chrade under the guise “end justifies the means”.

    Admiral Rodgers restored my faith in the Constitution and that one man, in this country’s hour of need, can preserve the Republic.

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  12. Dennis says:

    I imagine Rep. Stefanik didn’t fully appreciate the immensity of what Comey had just confessed to, but I wish she had followed up her questioning by asking where does it state that a subjects ‘sensitivity’ is what determines whether congressional leadership gets to receive briefings on investigations.

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    • The followup questions that begged to be asked were:

      “You thought that this was going to be buried with a Clinton victory, correct?”

      “Is it true that you could not inform Congress after President Trump took office because you had not informed him yet, either?”

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    • bofh says:

      She may not have realized, but if you look at the video (1:19 – 1:23), it seems like Rooster-head Gowdy certainly realized it, and of course, did nothing to ever pursue it.

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      • Conservativeinny says:

        yes, that is quite obvious. I figured they would never let her ask questions again if judging by the look on Howdy Doody Gowdy

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      • Tegan says:

        Stefanik’s failure of important follow up illustrates to me that she was merely reading questions written by a staff member…as most of them so. Sometimes it’s downright embarrassing when they read the directions, as well. Example: “pause”
        Gowdy, a much more experienced prosecutor and committed member obviously did get the thread right away.

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    • DanO64 says:

      I’m wondering who came up with her questions. Was it her or did someone create the questions for her? Gowdy sure did pay close attention to what she was asking.

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  13. Michael says:

    I am aware this timeline is put up here However I think very valuable especially for all the new Treepers trying to drink from the firehose so here it is once more.

    I copy and paste into a spreadsheet and look at it as I read Sundance.

    Keeping up is such a full time job my personal life effectiveness is about zero and has been since I first found a branch. I have the hope what I learn here will help my enlightened others.

    https://directorblue.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-timeline-of-treason-how-fbi.html

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    • John Rawls says:

      this timeline is an excellent resource. keep posting it.

      writing letters to congress may a productive outlet for this community…

      to that end, i’d like to see a condensed list of issues that citizens can send to their congressional representatives… a concise, well-written list that can be dropped into a letter… a comprehensive list of statements that identify the abused government structure, followed by cited/dated event… for starters…

      -refusal of doj unit to allow IG oversight..
      -surveillance of political campaign, i.e. Nunes press conference
      -dissemination of unmasked intelligence via PDBriefing
      -continued leaking / publication of investigation docs to influence public opinion, i.e. cnn/abc independently making same ‘editorial mistake’ regarding trump jr.
      -and so forth..

      a lot of us don’t have the time to get the specific details down correctly (much less hit the shift key to capitalize), but would love to write a letter to express how disappointed we are with the institutional abuses of previous administration…

      j.r.

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    • I wonder if Sundance can include your timeline in his bibliography at the end of each post. It helps greatly to not have too look for information to refresh one’s memory.

      Kudos to all authors here and contributors…

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      • singingsoul says:

        Sundance needs to write a book when all is over..:) He played an import and role uncovering the crimes comitted to our Republic.

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        • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

          I’d buy it, if for no other purpose but to make it a family heirloom to be passed from generation to the next to Educate the next to Keep America Great

          Just like the retelling of events of the 1st revolutionary war to create America
          we must have a retelling of the MAGA revolution too.

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        • Conservativeinny says:

          Like

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        • herbork says:

          As an international award-winning author, I would like to go one step farther. I was infuriated by a recent Powerline post which outed Sundance by name and then sneered at his writing style. Let me explain something to whoever is this envious little Powerline jerk.

          The excesses of Sundance’s early style were not crudities but, in effect, an ecstatic and creative prose/poetry which communicated as never before and with indelible force the excitement of what was being revealed by his investigations.

          There has never been before in the literature of the Essay, even at the delirious height of 20th century International Modernism, a style to equal Sundance’s early work. It was and is a brilliantly original vehicle for embodying the stunning importance of what might otherwise have seemed dry and pedantic.

          Genius is genius. Just sayin’. Blessings to the Treepers.

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          • Michael says:

            Thank you Herbork!

            The snark was strong in the PL post and a great number of commenter there were not shy saying so.

            I find Sundance as arresting as the best of the adventure writers and he is working with nitroglycerin – not the cocktail circuit.

            Of course now I will want you read you also and when am I going to ever find time to sleep…

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          • Sunshine says:

            Don’t be too sure it’s really Sundance’s name (Bradman). Or, if it is, Sundance wouldn’t be the only person with that name.

            What makes no sense to me is Sundance would be working in a grocery store, according to Powerline. Now, we all know that someone who works in a grocery store wouldn’t have Sundance’s capabilities (analyses, vocabulary…).

            NOTE: Powerline removed Bradman’s name and location.

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          • Dixie says:

            Love it when somebody smacks the hi-brow elites up ‘side the head.

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    • scotsgrits says:

      From Michael’s Time Line
      6/27/2016 A.G. Loretta Lynch secretly meets with Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac;
      7/5/2016 FISA Court denies FBI request for surveillance of Trump campaign
      All FISA requests must be signed by the AG. Methinks the first FISA request was at the behest of the Clinton Campaign. So it was not a national security issue it was a “we cant let Hillary get her but kicked issue” Again using the National Security Agencies as an arm of the Clinton campaign.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Brass rat much?

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  14. Remember also there was one message between Page and Strzok in which they discussed terminating the conversation and then continuing on a burner phone. Wonder if Horowitz or NSA has those conversations.

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  15. Publius2016 says:

    Trump Tower was on fire today…coincidence?

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    • covfefe999 says:

      It does seem odd that of all of the tall buildings in Manhattan it would be Trump tower with a fire. Very odd. And didn’t occur in one of the private units but in an area where outsiders (contracted workers) would have access.

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    • tgmccoy says:

      Transformer fire -not unusual in cold weather… they have it under control..

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      I think it is another distraction. Remember there was a fire at Bill & Hill’s house in Chappaqua very recently and people were questioning what/if evidence was destroyed. What better way to distract than to have a fire at a Trump property so people would now stop talking about B&H’s fire and focus on a fire at Trump Tower.

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      • Mary Morse says:

        NY has had an extended cold snap. Fires are common during these times, rigged devices to thaw pipes, unsafe heating devices, etc.

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    • navysquid says:

      Publius…this actually may be a “Red Cell” or counter-intelligence fire BY THE LEFT or their supporters to make it appear the Trump Office or people affiliated with Pres Trump or the campaign is attempting to hide something at the tower. This is how you play that game. On the other hand, I do believe without a doubt that the Clinton’s home in Chappy was set ablaze to hide something.

      Why the difference? In Trump’s case he has been an open book about everything. Clinton’s have had a history of hiding EVERYTHING.

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  16. I wonder what the mood was like (after Adm. Rogers informed PDJT) when Trump first met Comey, knowing that the 6-foot 8-inch tool to spy on him was standing right there in front of him.

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  17. John Rawls says:

    sundance is a stable genius.

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  18. pyromancer76 says:

    Are the police and military in place — and, of course, ICE? Are the gazillion $$$ of funding from both domestic and foreign commies taken away?

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  19. hardworkingsob says:

    My recommendation to the CTH. Begin bombarding your elected representatives with calls, letters, emails, etc. that call attention to this serious matter, (using CTH analysis/upcoming OIG report), and that owing to the gravity of the situation (an attack against the Republic, sedition, treason), that we will not accept anything less than a full accounting for those responsible, to the MAXIMUM extent of the law.

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    • Nonlocality says:

      hardworkingsob How best can I download the article only? I tried it once for LinkedIn but got every comment as well.

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      • Michael says:

        Several ways. From a desktop.
        Print >print preview>look at the range of pages and print only what you want.
        Print>print preview>look at the range of pages and print only what you want to Microsoft XPS writer (assuming you windoze)
        Left click your mouse or touchpad and highlight what you want. Rightclick on the highlighted and hit copy. Then in a blank word processor page paste the copied area.

        From a fone or tablet I haven’t a clue.

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    • mitrom says:

      I agree that we need to keep pressuring Congress, the DOJ OIG, and the DOJ/FBI to fully expose this farce and crimes and push to have the culprits pay for their crimes. For that matter, we should contact the OIG’s for CIA, NSA, State and tell them to fully expose their agencies’ roles in spying on Americans/Trump campaign.

      We should also keep speaking out and spreading the good info to the public, including on other media outlets (Fox News, etc.).

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  20. rashamon says:

    “This compartmented structure is what led to the creation of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, ODNI. The 911 commission recommended the office to serve as a hub able to ensure intelligence sharing; that is – to ensure intelligence was not intentionally withheld from other compartments when needed.”

    Thank you, Jamie Gorelick. What does she have on government officials that allows her to avoid tar-and-feathering? Is there any scandal not reeking of her presence?

    From her fighting against student loan reform while Deputy Attorney General under Clinton; to interfering in the FISA requests to investigate the first WTC bombing; to building the “wall” between the criminal investigation branches of the government that resulted in the inability of these agencies to share info prior to 9/11; to illegally manipulating Fannie Mae accounting losses of $9B which allowed her to claim a 1998 bonus of $780T and total income of $26.5M for1998 to 2002; to representing Duke U. against 47 students who were falsely accused of rape (the charges were later dropped); and somehow temporarily representing Jared Kuscher’s Russia,/Russia/Russia conflict.

    Her case load has included many other players in the D.C. cabal — representing BP for the Gulf oil spill, investigating-to-nowhere the TWA 800 disaster, working against PDJT’s efforts to reign in sanctuary cities — but the most confusing is her representing Jared and Ivanka Kuschner given she is a forever-loyal supporter of all things Bill, Hillary and Soros, ethics be damned.

    She’s fixer Clark Clifford resurrected.

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  21. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Tangential: I read the Dark as transcript again. They had LOTS of Intel on Russia, ?
    And, that was so worthwhile that they had to preserve it? to preserve it before Trump g it in office, she and others decided the BEST way to preserve this Russian intelligence was to LEAK it?

    Was this Intel just the supposed trump Russia collaboration? Cuz that is all that got leak ed as far as we know.

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  22. DanO64 says:

    There won’t be a single person, say like a John Dean, who will come forward and spill their guts to save themselves from prosecution as in Watergate. We will have at least a Squeal Team Six all fighting to be first for immunity. Hi Guys! Better get going. Times a wasting.

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    • That won’t happen until there is a mechanism to counter Mueller’s cover-up squad. Because he has the power to punish whistleblowers, and he would eagerly do so.

      Once that there is another special counsel appointed, the logjam might break. In fact, the first person in line should be Jim Comey.

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      • mimbler says:

        And it won’t happen till someone is charged and convicted,
        All they are hearing is blah, blah, blah. They’ve heard threats for years,
        They’ve watched Comey, Clapper, Lerner, etc. lie with impunity on national tv.
        I don’t think they feel they are in jeopardy.

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  23. freddy says:

    Lindsay Grahmn….I don’t exactly what happened but we need some one to look into it…What a clown he knows the whole story and has known as he allowed Mueller to attack Trump in an illegal bogus investigation. Burr knows it all and yet they continue to yank our chain. Hey guys we know what happened it’s in written form right here for you Congress creatures who have been in on the coup for some time now. Close down Muellers inquest and get ready to clean house. This is the farthest out of control the country has ever been and it’s a communist marxist attack we must defeat now…….

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    • Carrie2 says:

      freddy, many of us see both Lindsay and McCain as democrats in republican clothing. They are a pair of severe Trump haters. McCain ran home to be safe because apart from his brain cancer not going away, he sees the writing on the wall. Lindsay, however, is to full of himself still to see that writing. Communism appeals to many thinking they will be the controllers and too ignorant to reread history and know you will be the first to die as untrustworthy. Since my husband lived under communism, he is far smarter than any of you who want communism and One World Government. You are nothing more than pawns! I keep saying we have plenty of rope waiting for so many who deserve it.

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      • G. Combs says:

        Communism is just feudalism dressed up in new clothes. Those who understand what it really is hope to be the new aristocrats but as history shows, they are generally the first to get the bullet in the head. Would YOU trust a bunch of traitors???

        “[…]Following the express instructions of the leadership of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, beginning with Vladimir Lenin, the KGB implemented massive covert influence operations soon after the end of the Russian Civil War. The goal was to destroy the core moral fabric of American society….

        After the payloads were planted, the vast majority of the communist intelligence operatives met the fate of most stooges of totalitarian thugs—violent death at the hands of their comrades. Communist dictators demand absolute obedience. Nimble, smart, and crafty, covert influence operators did not make good slaves. Stalin feared their abilities. One by one, they were called back to Moscow. An economical one-bullet execution, a 7.62x38mm slug from the KGB’s favorite revolver, the Nagant M1895, ended the lives of the fathers of American PC.”[….]
        From the book Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America by Kent Clizbe

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      • forjava1 says:

        This: “… thinking they will be the controllers and too ignorant to reread history and know you will be the first to die as untrustworthy…”

        So true and so little-appreciated on the left.
        The liberals’ bloodbath is destined to begin with lib-on-lib, per history.

        Have the cases been enumerated in some book or article?
        A list would be a useful tool to study and to have handy.

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  24. FofBW says:

    Sundance,
    I hope you have started writing your epic novel about all of this!? You will make a fortune!

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  25. Conundrum says:

    So I had a discussion with a democrat disciple this morning. I said let’s believe it’s true. Trump is a Putin puppet. That would make this one of, if not the greatest, Russian intelligence operation in history set up over years.

    So I’m Sergei Millian or one of the other Russian sources for the Steele Dossier. I have decided I am going to blow the cover on this greatest of Russian operations. What do I do? I know Putin does not hesitate to kill. Do I ask for political asylum, protection and a new identity? No wait. Give me some peanuts, a drink and $10,000 in cold hard American dollars. Yeah. That’s the ticket!

    He just looked at me and walked away.

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    • DanO64 says:

      Yea, and bit coin is really a Good Investment. NOT!

      Liked by 1 person

    • covfefe999 says:

      I’m sure Putin wants the US middle class to have lower taxes, for us to end chain migration and lottery, to build a wall, to end the Obamacare tax-penalty, etc. Obviously these are all things that would be on Putin’s agenda. 🙂

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      • G. Combs says:

        Given the islamification of the EU on one side and the Chinese Dragon on the other side, I would not be surprised if Putin would prefer decent relations with a euro-Christian nation like the USA.

        The man is very smart and savvy and I think he truly loves his country. Without all the Obummer/Hillary crud in the way, I think President Trump could deal well with Putin as a reasonable trading partner of the USA.

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        • sejmon says:

          Thanks G.C….That’s what wanted Ronald Reagan and I am sure PDJT will do it soon.This stupid trade embargo only helped Russians..they do not practically import foods anymore…

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  26. singingsoul says:

    Richard Gorman says:
    “I personally worked in such a SCIF Saps for 5 years. I follow and concur with every detail in your root cause analysis. It is frightening that we , the citizens of the USA , were conquered and controlled. Knowing the desperation of the thousands of Commie traitors ( 60 years of planning being wiped out by Trump) , I fear what crazy dangerous actions they will now take .
    Will they simply walk quietly away?”
    __________________________________
    I hope when the crime leaders are isolated that the sheep will go away but I think the damage has been done. Let us pray for President Trump his and his families safety.
    Let us hope Obama’s private army is being infiltrated and made impotent.
    My hope is that when jobs cmd back and drugs controlled that society will settle down and communism does not look as inviting any longer.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Do not forget we now know Soros was paying operatives, one of the Chan or Reddit guys found actual evidence in his brother’s bedroom.
      Start here and change last number from 2 to 3 to 4 to 5 https://i2.wp.com/allnewspipeline.com/images/dsconvo2.jpg

      There was also a warrant for the ip addresses from the website organizing the inaugural protests. There was investigation into the Charlotte VA protests…

      And there are the 9,400+ sealed indictments in all the federal court districts since October.
      >>>>>>>

      There really are not very many born leaders. Most people are sheep. Take out the ringleaders and the rest will mill about aimlessly. They will yell and demand their safe spaces and try to organize protests, however take out the top few rungs, dry up the money and they devolve back into useless idiots.

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    • KittyKat says:

      The right says. “Let us pray.”

      The left says, “Let us prey.”

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  27. Phil aka Felipe says:

    CTH is the BEST site on the interweb, not only because of the quality of its content, but also because of the moderators’ diligence in keeping the idiots away in the comments section!

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  28. trapper says:

    The DOJ National Security Division wasn’t the only agency that operated with no oversight. See this article this morning:

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/07/exclusive-a-new-cfpb-scandal-cost-overruns-for-its-new-lux-headquarters/

    Two quotes jump out me regarding the CFPB:

    The CFPB engaged in “massive data mining of 42 billion credit card transactions by consumers”

    “they [Obama and Elizabeth Warren] instituted many protections to insulate the bureau from congressional oversight, including congressional budget authority over expenditures. They accomplished it by creating the bureau under the Dodd-Frank Act. The legislation housed the bureau within the Federal Reserve System, which operates independently of the executive branch. The legislative move allowed the CFPB to operate without any congressional oversight or accountability.”

    So, just as NSA scooped up all domestic communications carried over the internet and sent it to a DOJ unit operating without any oversight by anyone, another federal agency engaged in massive data mining of Americans’ credit card transactions (that’s federal surveillance without a search warrant) without any oversight by anyone, not even a Gang of 8. The government knows all about every book bought over the internet by every American, paid for with a credit card, and they obtained this informaton without ever going to a judge to get a search warrant, not even a FISA warrant.

    And what exactly do you think CFPB do with all this information? Perhaps do subject searches on political opponents, like the NSA did with domestic phone calls and emails? And what actions might have been planned or even carried out against their targets?

    Questions: were any data or search results that CFPB obtained sent to the cointel op conspirators in DOJ/FBI? Were such data or search results sent to other agencies that were similarly weaponized using CFPB info? Why would we not assume that this weaponization scheme was deployed in other federal agencies? And here’s the kicker: are there any other entire agencies, such as CFPB, or little pockets buried within agencies like the DOJNSD, that also operate with NO OVERSIGHT? Look there, and I will bet you a donut we will find more weaponized units.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Phil aka Felipe, don’t worry because there are something like 12 agencies with no oversight but with Trump they will be and the ending won’t be pretty. As to Warren, if she is smart she should do what Obama is doing, getting and staying outside America for the treason, robberies, lies, etc. Her future is definitely dim but since she is a maniac won’t understand what is happening to her future. A con can only last so long and them it explodes but she is so engaged into herself (like Hillary) she can’t see reality in her face.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Here is one of the places that credit card history went based on some of my old research from Feb 2015:

      The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) committee came up with the recommendation that America Should Adopt a ‘Plant-Based’ Diet.

      It recommends taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at schools and worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television or computer. The new Food Safety Modernization Act and Obummercare will be used as the weapons to ‘transform’ American dietary habits to a more sustainable pattern of eating.

      So why are Americans suddenly about to be forced into a change in eating habits?
      A year before the chair of DGAC told us why and it has NOTHING to do with health and everything to do with Agenda 21 aka Sustainability. She said:

      “After 30 years of waiting, the fact that this committee is addressing sustainability issues brings me a lot of pleasure,” she began. Clancy went on to advocate that Americans should become vegetarians in order to achieve sustainability in the face of “climate change.”

      That statement certainly sounds like the DGAC is more concerned with Sustainability than with the health of Americans. The Chair goes on to say.

      “What pattern of eating best contributes to food security and the sustainability of land air and water?” Clancy asked. “The simple answer is a plant-based diet.”…
      Clancy said plant-based diets lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and have a “smaller ecological impact” on “drought, climate change, soil erosion, pesticides and antibiotics in water supplies.”

      “In terms of keeping a broader idea of food security in your minds it would be perilous, I would think, for this committee or anybody else to not be taking climate change into account in any of the deliberations about sustainability,” she said.

      Clancy said beef production is the “greatest concern.”

      And it is not just food they planned to regulate.

      …The amount of sedentary time Americans spend in front of computers and TV sets is also a concern to the federal panel…

      They recommended “coaching or counseling sessions,” “peer-based social support,” and “electronic tracking and monitoring of the use of screen-based technologies” as a way to limit screen time….

      “The major findings regarding sustainable diets were that a diet higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in calories and animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with less environmental impact than is the current U.S. diet,”

      http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-america-should-adopt-plant-based-diet/

      So where does all that Credit card data come in??
      On top of the above article: Hospitals to begin monitoring your credit card purchases to flag ‘unhealthy’ habits

      What you buy at the grocery store, where you live, and even your membership status at the local gym are all subject to a new data collection scheme by the American medical system. Reports indicate that hospitals and doctors’ offices all across the country are now collecting this and other personal information in order to target individuals deemed to have “unhealthy” lifestyle habits that put them at high risk of disease.
      Bloomberg reports that hospital systems in both North and South Carolina as well as Pennsylvania have already begun tracking people’s food-purchasing habits by spying on them through public records and credit card transactions. Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), which operates some 900 care centers throughout the Carolinas, has teamed up with a data-mining company to compile and track this information for the later purpose of calling “high-risk” folks and urging them to make a change.

      “What we are looking to find are people before they end up in trouble,” stated Michael Dulin, chief clinical officer for analytics and outcomes at CHS, to Bloomberg. “The idea is to use big data and predictive models to think about population health and drill down to the individual levels to find someone running into trouble that we can reach out to and try to help out.”….

      >>>>>>

      And just to give you the warm fuzzies, Why Is the USDA Buying Submachine Guns with 30-Round Magazines? Are those bullets for our livestock or for us farmers???

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  29. StormyeyesC says:

    Clapper and Brennan need to serve some time. There has to be citizen audits of procedures and policies (and expenses) when it comes to government. Too much power, too many people, too little oversight all the way around.

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  30. Roger Duroid says:

    Without the internet, I think even with Admiral Rogers, they would have gotten away with it. The MSM was in on the plot to unseat PDJT and would have covered none of the small cracks that appeared that now are so widely known, they can’t cover up much longer.

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  31. Dennis says:

    Carlin had served as Mueller’s Chief of Staff at the FBI. I’m sure Mueller is eager to chase any leads that end with this guy getting indicted…not.

    Liked by 5 people

  32. DeWalt says:

    Z man uses large blocks from this site without attribute.

    Liked by 3 people

  33. fred5678 says:

    This says it all: ““That’s why we had the leaking”.”.

    BRAGGING on network TV!!! Can America survive hiring national defense admin and spies as stupid as this ???

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  34. trapper says:

    It actually saves me time from having to go back and consult articles I read a week ago for dates, department names, people’s names, etc. I never have to search around trying to answer “what was her name again?” Personally, Sundance’s formatting works for me. I just quickly blow through the stuff I already know.

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  35. scottydog says:

    Judge Nap on Fox is arguing against appointing a new special prosecutor to investigate the intelligence community, which I believe Sundance is advocating FOR.

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    • Sentient says:

      If Gowdy is a rooster-head, Napolitano is a marmoset-head.

      Like

    • G. Combs says:

      “…Judge Nap on Fox is arguing against appointing a new special prosecutor …”

      Judge Nap is correct. A special council reports to AG Sessions and then AG Sessions MUST report to Congress. This puts Congress in the loop and allows Congress to LEAK!!!!

      If an attorney[s] under AG Sessions works on a case then AG Sessions can protect the investigation from Congressional meddling as he did just recently.
      …..

      A Special Counsel is NOT a Magic Wand. It is just a method for Congress to force an investigation when the DOJ is NOT doing it’s job.

      So where was Congress when it came to appointing a Special Counsel to look into Candidate Hillary Clinton’s email ‘matter’ HMMMMMM??? 😡

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  36. nor'easter says:

    “That it is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States, as well as all other inhabitants thereof, to give the earliest information to Congress or any other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds or misdemeanors committed by any persons in the service of these states, which may come to their knowledge.”
    Resolution of the U.S. Continental Congress unanimously passed on the 30th day of July, 1778”

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  37. Wow. This is an amazing analysis. Admiral Rogers and POTUS may go down as saviors of the Republic. The President seems so relaxed in all of this media opportunities. He knows whats’ up. I am looing forward to the Big Ugly.

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  38. DeWalt says:

    What about the “queries” that got the NSAs attention? Was the NSA able to track whose computer stations these queries where coming from (individuals)? Also the Awan group had access to congressional computer servers, you stated no systems connected? Does that mean an individual computer or entire systems? Thinking leaks.

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  39. LOL. Theconservativetreehouse has a long track record of being the authoritative go-to site for high-profile cases which sundance decides to concentrate. He has a formula which is battle-tested.

    Crowdsourcing sites did not start with him, but he has perfected it. (During the Clinton impeachment, the House managers used freerepublic as a home source, and there was a party afterwards to commemorate its value. During the Duke Lacrosse case, the young lawyer, Bradley Bannon, who eventually busted Mike Nifong, monitored the liestoppers site DAILY because it functioned as the clearing house for everything pertinent. It saved the defense team hours of research.)

    That precedent carried over during the Trayvon/Zimmerman case where both sides monitored sundance for wrinkles that otherwise might have been overlooked. It was similar in the Mike Brown case, where detectives kept an eye on this site.

    Go ahead and tout Brand X. We need a laugh now and then.

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  40. Convert says:

    Amazing work here, especially by our fearless leader, but also by many of you posters. It’s astonishing and so disappointing, though, that we have come to a place where this important work is having to be done by anonymous unpaid bloggers instead of the major newspapers which have deteriorated into nothing but gossip rags and ridiculous propoganda. Can we ever again have the kind of non-partisan, watchdog, question everything, report all the facts accurately kind of press that the country needs?

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    • d2i says:

      “Can we ever again have the kind of non-partisan, watchdog, everything, report all the facts accurately kind of press that the country needs?

      Yep, you’re reading it.

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  41. talker2u says:

    Excellence, Sundance. Thank you.

    One very small thing: I find that I am rereading the same information each day.

    How do I know what information is new?

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  42. CaptainNonno says:

    Something we’ve only glossed over. Farkas indicated that she was concerned that Trump might learn of how they obtained the Russia collusion info. We know the concern about the how but what information did they collect? Was the idea of the dossier had multiple people and departments contributing? What did she mean by that?

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  43. trapper says:

    Sally Yates didn’t sign the memo. The memo was TO her. Someone else wrote and signed it. Interesting tidbits in here:

    http://www.heritage.org/crime-and-justice/report/the-obama-administrations-defiance-inspectors-general-faulty-opinion-the

    Condor isn’t just an intelligence agency within an intelligence agency. It is a government within the government. The government-within-government is self-aware and even self-funding, with no financial appropriations necessary.

    https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Fines-and-Penalties-Report-11-28-2016-FINAL.pdf

    -Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
    -I’m sorry, Donald. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

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    • bill says:

      Their is so much that I don’t understand. The delay in exposing the corruption gives the conspirators more time to cover their own tracks. Yet the delay seems to be deliberate, why. To identify total size of the deep state, to create a plan?

      Liked by 1 person

      • trapper says:

        When Sessions’ DOJ goes after a criminal gang, you hear nothing for months, then one morning agents and police fan out and arrest hundreds of gang members simultaneously in a massive roundup. It takes time to discover the networks.

        Liked by 1 person

  44. Conservativeinny says:

    As mentioned on another thread, new information is added and the older detail and posts are provided so new visitors can find all the details right away.
    If I have this wrong, mods/Treepers, please correct me

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  45. d2i says:

    It’s an excellent service sundance offers to his/her readers. All of us engaged and following this conspiracy/scandal come at it from varying levels of knowledge, which means a newbie to a seasoned reader benefit from his/her keeping key details/docs/vids in each new piece. By constructing his/her work this way it reduces the overwhelming nature of this unfolding debacle, making it easier to catch up where you left off while also showing respect to a newbie who knows little or to one who may be daringly crossing over the propaganda fake news bridge to the land of reality.

    Now, if I could convince sundance to swap out the current Nunes vid to the full Nunes presser b/c some of the quotes below the vid are from remarks Nunes made BEFORE taking questions.

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  46. Nonlocality says:

    On Fox Outnumbered: Mueller has forwarded his desire to interview PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP. (Supposedly it can be a written-answers deal, rather than face to face.) PJDT has said, “Show me the crime…”
    I’d love to see PDJT say, “Heck yeah, I’ll sit face to face. But I get to ask questions, too.”

    Liked by 4 people

  47. bill says:

    Great work Sundance!, Why has President Trump not demand that the DOJ and the FBI documents requested by Congress be released, without further delay? Forcing all of the information into the sunlight. Their must be a reason.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sundance posited that the OIG is the inside game and the Intell committees are the outside game. This is all supposed to come together after the OIG publishes his report on or around January 15. There is another effort the DOJ has been working for a year and that concerns the leakers. Both studies have been behind the scenes and very little has been released. The MOAB should explode sometime in the next week if Sundance is right..

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  48. harrietht3 says:

    Outstanding work, Sundance, in its breadth and depth, exposing the quagmire of corruption that was the MO of both the Clinton campaign and the Obama WH — and their agents.

    Would it be accurate to say — re Sally Yates’ 58-page dissertation explaining away her legal duty to facilitate oversight by the IG, where you write: “All of the DOJ is subject to oversight, except the NSD,” — that “She asserts therein that ‘[a]ll of the DOJ is subject to oversight, except the NSD'”? If this indeed is her assertion, I wish it were stated explicitly rather than implicitly.

    I ask for clarity’s sake and to preclude the necessity of our reading the PDF you’ve supplied — as per your usual meticulous documentation of your own research — which would, I assume, provide that clarity.

    I’m afraid I’m tempted too often to be overly exacting/precise when studying such consequential matters. 🙂

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    • G. Combs says:

      If you look at the Inspector General Act of 1978 (Amended)
      It says, in the matters of national security or other sensitive information the Attorney General has the authority to deny the Inspector General access. This is what Loretta Lynch/Sally Yates used to deny the Inspector General access to the NSD.

      Of course it also means as soon as Jeff Sessions became AG, IG Horowitz could request access and Session could rescind that guideline. 😉

      Inspector General Act of 1978 (IG Act), as amended
      SPECIAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
      “SEC. 8E. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last two sentences of section 3(a), the Inspector General shall be under the authority, direction, and control of the Attorney General with respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of subpoenas, which require access
      to sensitive information concerning—
      (A) ongoing civil or criminal investigations or proceedings;
      (B) undercover operations;
      (C) the identity of confidential sources, including protected witnesses;
      (D) intelligence or counterintelligence matters; or
      (E) other matters the disclosure of which would constitute
      a serious threat to national security.
      (2) With respect to the information described under paragraph (1), the Attorney General may prohibit the Inspector General from carrying out or completing any audit or investigation, from accessing information described in paragraph (1), or from issuing any subpoena, after such Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or complete such audit or investigation, access such information, or to issue such subpoena, if the Attorney General determines that such prohibition is necessary to prevent the disclosure of any information described under paragraph (1) or to prevent the significant impairment to the national interests of the United States.

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

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

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

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

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

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      • harrietht3 says:

        That was very helpful. I appreciate your taking the time and making the effort to further my understanding about the law in this instance.
        Thank you!

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  49. recoverydotgod says:

    In my opinion, Admiral Rodgers reportedly refusing to join Clapper’s October 7th statement is likely what triggered Clapper’s recommendation for Admiral Rodgers to be fired.

    U.S. Says Russia Directed Hacks to Influence Elections
    By DAVID E. SANGER and CHARLIE SAVAGE
    OCT. 7, 2016

    -snip-
    In a statement from the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., and the Department of Homeland Security, the government said the leaked emails that have appeared on a variety of websites “are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process.”

    …For weeks, aides to Mr. Obama have been debating whether to openly attribute the cyberattacks to Russia, and as recently as Wednesday the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael Rogers, refused to publicly accuse Moscow.

    -snip-

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  50. Nonlocality says:

    Did i already miss this ‘news’? No matter.
    What’s Mueller expecting? POTUS to plead 5th, just one time? Bull.
    I want PDJT to demand Mueller to also answer questions, on the record, UNDER OATH!
    Call his bluff.
    End this now.

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