Controversial FBI Officials Linked To Wall Street Journal and Washington Post Leaks…

There has been a great deal of speculation about FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page leaking to media in their efforts to shape stories conducive to their pro-Clinton/anti-Trump efforts. Prior reporting showed the strong possibility Page and Strzok were leaking to the Wall Street Journal.

“Article is out, but hidden behind paywall so can’t read it,” Page texted Strzok on Oct. 24, 2016.

“Wsj? Boy that was fast,” Strzok texted back, using the initials of the famed financial newspaper. “Should I ‘find’ it and tell the team?” (link)

Some new information today, and some additional research, and we can not only confirm the prior suspicions outlined by John Solomon (The Hill) – but we also discover the actual Wall Street Journal reporter they were leaking to.

Yesterday Senator Chuck Grassley released a series of text messages between Page and Strzok (full pdf here). Within the release there is a portion of messaging where Lisa Page is identified on the phone with “Devlin” (see page #5screen grab below):

[Peter Strzok is ‘INBOX’ and Lisa Page is “OUTBOX’]

It now appears the “Devlin” in question is former Wall Street Journal National Security reporter Devlin Barrett, currently with The Washington Post.

Here’s why? On October 28th, 2016 (as above), at the exact time the re-opening of the Clinton investigation hit the media news-cycle, Page and Strzok were texting.  From the released messaging we see at 5:19pm Lisa Page is on the phone with “Devlin”:

♦Page: 5:19pm “Still on the phone with Devlin. Mike’s phone is ON FIRE.”

♥Strzok: 5:29pm “You might wanna tell Devlin he should turn on CNN, there’s news on.”

♦Page: 5:30pm “He knows. He just got handed a note.”

♥Strzok: 5:33pm “Ha. He asking about it now?”

♦Page: 5:34pm “Yeah. It was pretty funny. Coming now.”

At 5:36pm Devlin Barrett tweets:

Apparently the “per sources” reference is FBI Attorney Lisa Page and FBI Agent Peter Strzok leaking to Wall Street Journal reporter Devlin Barrett.

Looking back upon the released text messages, and comparing them to reporting by Devlin Barrett, another specific article jumps out.

On October 23rd, 2016, Devlin Barrett reported on a scoop:

“Scoop: McAuliffe PAC gave $467,500 to campaign of wife of senior FBI official who oversaw Clinton email probe” (link)

(Tweet Link) and (Story Link)

This October 23rd, 2016, “scoop” aligns with the internal text messaging discussion between Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page who were discussing James Comey’s chief-of-staff James Rybicki recommending that FBI Asst. Director Andrew “Andy” McCabe should be recused from the Hillary Clinton investigation.

From the messaging the recusal was discussed mid-through-late October 2016:

00:52am …”if it’s a matter similar to those we’ve been talking about lately”…

It looks like the sourcing for the exclusive report by Devlin Barrett, on the controversy of Andrew McCabe and his financial connections to Clinton/McAuliffe, was again Lisa Page and Peter Strzok; key people within the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

A third likely connection related to the relationship between Strzok, Page and Devlin Barrett comes after Barrett leaves the Wall Street Journal and begins working for The Washington Post.

Barrett’s use of Page and Strzok on this story is actually quite odd because the story is about Page and Strzok.

On December 15th, 2017, after the revelations behind the Mueller investigation having to remove Agent Strzok and Attorney Page as a result of the Inspector General outlining their extreme political bias, the couples text messages were immediately part of the story.

One of the Barrett Washington Post stories was about those messages between the couple communicating via phones “that can’t be traced”.

National security journalist Devlin Barrett wrote a story specifically using “sources” to explain the context of the Page/Strzok message about phones was to hide the affair:

(Twitter Link and WaPo Story Link)

By Devlin Barrett – Two senior FBI officials who texted each other about President Trump and Hillary Clinton relied on work phones to try to hide their romance from a spouse and made the bureau’s probe of Clinton’s private email server their cover story for being in such close contact, according to people familiar with the matter.

The two officials, senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page and senior counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, are the subjects of an internal investigation that has roiled the FBI and emboldened its Republican critics who have accused the bureau of political bias. Had Page and Strzok used personal phones instead, people close to case say, it’s unlikely their text messages would have come to the FBI’s attention.

The texts, a trove of which were released by the Justice Department this week, have raised questions about the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of whether any Trump associates coordinated with Russian officials to interfere with the presidential election. Page and Strzok, who have declined to comment, were involved in both.  (read more)

In this example there’s a really odd dynamic about using the subject of the article as a source of information on the subject of the article.  “According to people familiar with the matter”, is likely to be Peter Strzok and Lisa Page themselves.

That’s perhaps the weirdest example of journalistic ethical juxtaposition in the past few months.   Again, “sources say” now appears to be reporter Devlin Barrett writing an article based on direct information from Lisa Page and Peter Strzok who were the subjects of the story.  Obviously they would have a vested legal interest in shaping/spinning that story in a very specific direction.

Knowing that DOJ/FBI Attorney Lisa Page and FBI Agent Peter Strzok were key sources for Barrett’s stories at the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, you can go through all of his old articles at both publications and clearly identify stories were Strzok and Page  were leaking to him.

Lastly, knowing Strzok and Page were key DOJ/FBI investigators on: #1) the Hillary Clinton investigation; #2) the Trump/Russia Counterintelligence Investigation; and, #3) the Robert Mueller investigation; and knowing they were leaking to the media to shape the outcomes of their own investigative narrative in each example; it makes you wonder who else within the DOJ and FBI team was also leaking to the media.

Then again, FBI Director James Comey was doing the same thing.

It seems to be a strange way to run a department that depends on integrity.

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890 Responses to Controversial FBI Officials Linked To Wall Street Journal and Washington Post Leaks…

  1. History Teaches says:

    He was an agent. She was an attorney. Different jobs, chains of command, responsibilities, etc. Yet she seemed to know every single detail of his activities, every one of his thoughts, understood all the psychological dynamics between all of his associates, and was co-plotting every move he made. Her entire day to day behavior was grounded in what was going on in his world.

    And notice, all their messages are about his job, meetings, associates, etc. and how they relate to the conspiracy. Her work issues, problems, contacts etc. are never discussed. You never even get the feeling that she has a life. It’s just all conspiracy, all the time.

    Some of his earlier texts about her brilliant mind and unlimited career potential make him look like the most gullible and naive agent ever, and desperate for her flattery.

    Yep, I’m sure he’s doing a great job at HR.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      I think those weren’t published, per… somebody’s letter, I don’t remember whose but whoever it was said they removed the purely personal texts for efficiency reasons.

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    • spacette55 says:

      Instead of being his lover, maybe she’s his handler? She seems to be the dominant one in the relationship.

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Maybe they’ll make a movie about it. The Devlin Ms. Page…

        (sorry – just seeing that picture of skank personified, then seeing what she and her “paramour” did to the country)…

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    • Zimbalistjunior says:

      OTOH she might just be manipulative person moving her way up the corporate ladder. Pretty standard move in biz world. Attach yourself as a barnacle to a superior. Protege mentor blah blah. Shoulder to cry on. Maybe sleep on.
      Or she may be a spook. Can’t wait to find out.

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    • yy4u says:

      Didn’t Petraeus get destroyed because of sharing “information” with someone who while she had a classified clearance was not supposed to have the information he shared?

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    • Sassy says:

      But do you see any inkling of a real sexual affair? Beginning to wonder whether the “affair” was a coverup, inventive narrative, to explain their collusion and also to “explain” the use of secret phones that (they thought) can’t be traced. Do lovers address each other as “dude,” for example? It is odd, however, that it seems they were in touch with each other constantly, round the clock. WHEN did they have time for actual work?

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      • Sassy says:

        Sorry. Didn’t read all the comments on this thread yet. I see it’s being considered already. Further evidence may be that supposedly Mueller was more concerned with the bias in their texts than with the affair, when obviously two such sensitively assigned people are subject to blackmail if they’re having an affair. If it’s just a cover story, that might explain why he moved them for the appearance of bias and why (it’s said; don’t know if it’s true) that they still have clearances. They ought to be investigated on account of the affair, IF it’s true it happened. It’s not according to policy and it’s very dangerous for national security if true. Why aren’t they making DOJ explain the apparently light punishment?

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      • czarowniczy says:

        It’s the Bureau, they generally let state and local LEA do the dirty/grunt work, steal the finished cases and take the credit. Plenty of time to violate what few standards of conduct they still have.

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      • chesam1 says:

        Guess adultery is better than treason and sedition. You could be right.

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    • rocketride says:

      He’s not just a trigger, he’s a complete tool.

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  2. Doc Moore says:

    I want this over. Why? Because I am so very, very, damned sick of having Lisa Page’s gummy face stuffed in front of me. God…does it ever go away?

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  3. David Reznor says:

    Just found this, with link to interview with Barrett. Interesting timing, just a week before inauguration:

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?421019-102/washington-journal-devlin-barrett-discusses-investigation-fbis-election-year-actions

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    • maggie0987 says:

      Just saying….. we listened to NPR the other day just to check out the enemy, guess who was on? Devlin Barrett – talking away as tho he knew what the hell he was talking about!!
      and they were hanging on to his every word.

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  4. Publius2016 says:

    It’s true…the lack of emojis says these two “lovers” may be more about taking care of business! Both have cover story names like Zero Hour Ohr…haven’t seen early photos of either by the way…Times for some investigative journalists to find out the story because it’s downright scary seeing how they are conspiring to take down a Presidential Candidate while protecting another!

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      I’m going to repost something I wrote earlier, in order to expand upon it. Because…SEX sells.

      — “With the likelihood that Strzok & Page were never having an affair at all (but simply pushed that narrative with the help of their “leakees” in the media, in order to cover the real story), it makes POTUS Trump’s tweet all the more relevant.

      Trump called them out as lovers. But he had to have known the truth. This guy is brilliant! He puts their own juicy little story out there, baiting everyone. Then, he sits back and waits for the far more sinister truth to out.

      Don’t assume for one second that this FBI pair are stupid. They are simply so filled with hatred and hubris, that they got in over their heads. Nothing good comes of consorting with the media. This will be their downfall.” —

      It never made sense from the beginning that these two were having an affair. But they and their enemedia cohorts wanted it out there, because sex sells. They were hoping the masses would be sidetracked with yet another “it was just sex” story.

      So POTUS Trump obliged. He tweeted. Bigly. He also is well aware that sex sells. He called them lovers – but there wasn’t a smidgen of romance anywhere in their original texts. Nada. No evidence anywhere else either, for that matter.

      Now that the remainder of the mysterious texts have been “recovered,” it is impossible to ignore the tawdry and salacious nature of the Strzok/Page relationship. One must read these, wondering where the dirty stuff is (heh). Some are digging for proof, others are just curious. The point is, PEOPLE ARE LOOKING.

      POTUS had to have known this was a farce, and used their disinformation against them. Furthermore, it explains why Wikipedia failed to so much as mention an affair on Strzok’s page even though it had been widely reported. In fact, they went to great lengths to defend the “professionalism” of colleagues Strzok & Page. Methinks Wiki doth protest too much. They knew, too.

      The only sex going on here is between the media and the alphabet agencies.

      Trump is sitting back, laughing, “Haha, made you look.” 🙂

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    • das411 says:

      “It’s true…the lack of emojis says these two “lovers” may be more about taking care of business! ”

      actually, i was wondering about this and discovered that those weird number codes in the messages do correspond to emojis! example:

      “our statement affected the stock market u0001f621” – all i had to do was search on “u0001f621” and the result was an angry emoji – http://www.charbase.com/1f621-unicode-pouting-face

      does anybody want to unleash their inner Katica and try to look up any others?

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  5. David Reznor says:

    From that interview:

    DEVLIN BARRETT: The Justice Department has long-standing rules as to how its officials are not supposed to speak publicly about cases, and not supposed to do anything in terms of investigative activity just before an election that might be seen as trying to influence the outcome.

    (This after he had been actively helping some of them break those rules—and no doubt still was.)

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  6. AKM says:

    Regarding who are black hats and who are white hats in this drama, Katica (GOPPoll analyst) points out that on April 13 2016 (day after Perkins Coie hired Fusion GPS using DNC money) Robert Mueller met at the White House with Aaron Zebley and Stephanie Osborn, Obama’s Executive Director of the Intelligence Advisory Board. https://twitter.com/GOPPollAnalyst/status/956926058393161728

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  7. Donna in Oregon says:

    The Congress doesn’t want to see punishment on leaking because elected officials and their staff members leak too. Schiff is an example.

    The press and the government have been co-mingling. We know or have known about it. It is a problem for National Security and someone needs to clean it up with laws. McCabe should never have happened. People should be excluded from government service if family members are big shots in the media like Ben Rhodes. It should be considered an opportunity to leak. Because that is what it is…..please, no more warm,fuzzy bedtime stories of “integrity” in our government. Integrity is just another ‘subjective’ term in Washington DC. This is what President Trump is dealing with because these people still have relationships with the Obama holdovers.

    20 SPECIAL INTERESTS WITHIN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA
    https://voicesofliberty.com/2015/03/04/20-special-interests-within-the-mainstream-media/

    Nick Nolte wrote about Obama admin incestuous relationship with the Washington Post.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2013/06/13/washington-post-family-relations-between-media-obama-officials-does-not-affect-coverage/

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  8. Doppler says:

    It is interesting, in light of this proof of their active leaking, to align these texts with what was reported about Strzok’s team’s review of the Anthony Weiner laptop. From the NYTimes April 22, 2017 mega-piece, Comey Tried to Shield the FBI from Politics Then He Shaped an Election, this excerpt describes the importance the investigators reportedly placed on the early Blackberry communications, where the discussion of the purpose for setting up the home server might reveal intent.

    “One nagging issue was that Mrs. Clinton had deleted an unknown number of emails from her early months at the State Department — before she installed the home server. Agents believed that those emails, sent from a BlackBerry account, might be their best hope of assessing Mrs. Clinton’s intentions when she moved to the server. If only they could find them.”

    And then this excerpt (seeming to come from Strzok or someone looking over his shoulder) describes the evening of the review :

    “On Nov. 5, three days before Election Day, Mr. Strzok and his team had 3,000 emails left to review. That night, they ordered pizza and dug in. At about 2 a.m., Mr. Strzok wrote an email to Mr. Comey and scheduled it to send at 6 a.m. They were finished.
    “A few hours later, Mr. Strzok and his team were back in Mr. Comey’s conference room for a final briefing: Only about 3,000 emails had been potentially work-related. A dozen or so email chains contained classified information, but the F.B.I. had already seen it.
    “And agents had found no emails from the BlackBerry server during the crucial period when Mrs. Clinton was at the State Department.
    “Nothing had changed what Mr. Comey had said in July.”

    Now compare the artificial constraints self-imposed on the investigation: only look at improper storage of confidential information and potential hostile intrusion, only look at emails during Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. 3,000 work-related emails were filtered down to a dozen chains including classified materials.

    These constraints would have allowed a friendly investigator to avoid looking for or acting upon evidence of intent from before her tenure, avoid looking for or acting upon evidence of pay to play (or other high crimes and misdemeanors) that did not include storage of confidential information, and avoid looking for or acting upon evidence of intent to destroy evidence after leaving State. The stilted way in which the NYT reported what their source told them leaves open the possibility that there were other bombshells on the Weiner laptop that have not yet surfaced to the public or oversight committees (though the IG’s investigations should be looking into these matters).

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    • spren says:

      Just the mere fact that classified information was found on Weiner’s laptop indicated a felony had been committed. Add to that the fact of his perverse on-line activities makes it likely this information could have been hacked by malevolent outsiders. The entire episode stinks to high heaven.

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    • mimbler says:

      In summary, they were told what their conclusion would be, given a pizza, and then they signed off on the conclusion.
      The self imposed constraints gave them plausible deniability should the truth eventually emerge.

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  9. February 25, 2016
    Lisa Page: One more thing: she might be our next president. The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear. You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more doj than fbi?

    Peter Strzok: Agreed.

    Notice the fear of retaliation from Hillary Clinton. Think about that for just one moment? Lisa and Peter are high ranking FBI agents. What do they know about the Clinton Klan that would cause that type of consideration about going easy on Hillary?

    Think about that. Seth Rich? Arkancide?

    CNN Breaking News: FBI Love Affair Turns Into Homicide / Suicide Tragedy….details at 9 PM!

    Too far fetched?

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  10. “Strange” is not the right word. “Corrupt” would be more apropos.

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  11. D. Manny says:

    2017-07-27 OIG meets with Robert Mueller and Rosenstein regarding Peter Strzok/Lisa Page text messages
    2017-08-10 OIG requests all communications between Strzok and Page
    2017-08-16 Peter Strzok is removed from Mueller investigation
    ——————————————
    ummmm……ummmmm…
    How did the OIG know about these text messages and Mueller/Rosenstein didn’t?

    Ummmm, or did Mueller/Rosenstein know about the text messages and just weren’t going to say anything to anybody about it?

    (Scratching head, but I think I smell something)

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  12. 100% YOOPER says:

    This isn’t political bias in the least /S

    08/26/2016

    Strzok – Just went to a southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support…

    Page – Yep. Out to lunch with (redacted) We both hate everyone and everything.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/21/read-fbis-strzok-page-texts-about-trump.html

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  13. Ziiggii says:

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  14. GaryT ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ🇺🇸 says:
    • Gary, I think that you will find that the Q stuff is a hard sell even in her. It seems to appeal to those that have a Geek/Nurd side to their personality – like myself. It helps that I have a computer degree and perhaps just a little bit of “autism”.

      Now before anyone gets all up in arms about me using the term autism in this way, it is how they use it on the “chans”. Not only that but I get a pass, my 19 year old son is severely Autisic and still cannot speak conversationally. I know Autism inside and out.

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  15. Sgt Stryker says:

    Obama had Clapper, Brennan, Holder then Lynch, Power, Rice, ValJAr, Koskinen, the EPA bimbo….
    If you’ve got them, you can do anything and get away with it.
    He did and they did.
    This is a CIA op and the Brits were used….Strozk was/is CIA, Steel is still MI6….GCHQ, Nellie OHR
    is CIA.
    This is the REALLY DEEP state.

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    • Minnie says:

      “Secret Society” = “Shadow Government”

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      • Maquis says:

        Ooh! Now we need to find comms between the Treason Twins and critters at State. Seventh Floor, Seventh Circle of Hell, knowutimeanvern?

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        • singingsoul says:

          You all are all very bright and on top of things.
          If there is a shadow government does that mean that guys like Brennan and Clapper and Obama still have influence…? Maybe Kerry also..?
          They could operate outside the Trump administration..? No wonder Mueller was brought in. I wonder if this is even deeper than we think maybe in different departments also..?
          This is frightening and needs to be rooted out. Maybe to much conspiracy on my part.

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      • phoenixRising says:

        Secret Society = Sundance’s “Small Group” ( 7)
        Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe, Stzrok, Page, Baker, & Ohr

        According to an email released by wiki leaks, or text between Page & Strzok (I just finished listening to Praying Medic go over this) immediately after the inauguration of genius President Trump, 7 people held a ‘secret meeting’ (Q has also spoken of this)

        Regardless what you may think of Q – many people who have experience in the intelligence community validate Q as a group, not an individual, of the military intelligence community. Their objective is to get the public informed about the level of corruption piece by piece – or (bread) crumb by crumb. There many Anons online, but the one identified by Q or Qanon is the one being followed.

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    • Nonniemae says:

      “Six ways to Sunday” deep state.

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  16. jmclever says:

    Could this be the Trisha that Page was in no mood to have lunch with?
    Trisha B. Anderson, Attorney Adviser in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel Under Eric Holder and awarded by him for outstanding contribution by a new employee
    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-holder-recognizes-department-employees-and-others-their-service-annual

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  17. Minnie says:

    Front page: OANN:

    http://www.oann.com/white-house-to-sign-order-keeping-gitmo-open/

    OAN Newsroom
    UPDATED 9:33 AM PT – Fri. January 26, 2018

    The White House is preparing to reverse an Obama-era directive to close the military prison in Guantanamo Bay.

    On Thursday, a draft of a State Department memo surfaced showing President Trump will keep the prison open for suspected terrorists.

    This decision is expected to be announced during the State of the Union next Tuesday.

    The move would repeal a 2009 order by President Obama, who was never able to make good on the decision due to push-back from Congress.

    The repeal fulfills a long-time promise by the administration, which has taken a tougher approach to its handling of suspected terrorists captured abroad.

    “I’m not aware of any change in the administration’s stated use of Guantanamo…the administration is committed to enforcing our terrorism laws and any law that we can against anyone that will present harm or a threat to the United States,” stated Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ed O’Callaghan.

    Over 200 inmates were moved to the custody of foreign countries during the Obama presidency.

    As of now, 41 detainees remain imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay.

    ———————————————————————-

    This is so delicious a thought, be still my wicked, wicked mind 🙂

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Speaking of Gitmo…..

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

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        • KBR says:

          “10/30/2016
          Strzok – This is all Matt / Justice officials warned FBI that Comeys decision to update congress was not consistent with department policy – The Washington Post https://washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-officials-warned-fbi-that-comeys-decision-to-update-congress-was-not-consistent-with-department-policy

          Page – Yeah. I saw it. Makes me feel WAY less bad about throwing him under the bus in the forthcoming CF article

          Strzok – Yep the whole tone is anti Bu. Just a tiny bit from is. And serves him right. He’s gonna be pissed…”

          From article at msn,linked below, which repeats WaPo article linked above by Strzok which waPo article is now scrubbed:

          https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/justice-officials-warned-fbi-that-comey’s-decision-to-update-congress-was-not-consistent-with-department-policy/ar-AAjA2rk

          Quote>
          “Matthew Miller, a former Justice Department spokesman in the Obama administration, said the FBI rarely releases information about ongoing criminal investigations and does not release information about federal investigations this close to political elections.

          “Comey’s behavior in this case from the beginning has been designed to protect his reputation for independence no matter the consequences to the public, to people under investigation or to the FBI’s own integrity,” Miller said.

          Miller and other former officials pointed to a 2012 Justice Department memo saying that all employees have the responsibility to enforce the law in a “neutral and impartial manner,” which is “particularly important in an election year.”

          Miller said he had been involved in cases related to elected officials in which the FBI waited until several days after an election to send subpoenas. “They know that if they even send a subpoena, let alone announce an investigation, that might leak and it might become public and it would unfairly influence the election when voters have no way to interpret the information,” Miller said. <end quote

          It is clear that because of this^statement, Page and Strzok were happy about throwing Matt Miller "under the bus" in a new "CF article."

          So who or what is CF here? Sounds like either a reporter or news media who is going to "throw Matt under the bus."

          BTW, Matt is still alive and tweeting nasty crap against PDJT, so not too likely CF here means Clinton Foundation (no Arkancide) unless the tweet is about an article referring to Clinton foundation. https://mobile.twitter.com/matthewamiller

          Again who/what is "CF" in that tweet? Might lead to another reporter who is conspiring.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

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        • Maquis says:

          More reading! Augh! I can’t take all this winning! Let me off please!!

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            LOL! We’re CLOSING IN.

            My troubled sleep last night paid off. It just made no sense that these dunderheads at the top of FBI were making this stuff all work for Cankles. Too much chaos. Where was the really cool MOB stuff I was looking for? But a combination of other people’s posts were the key to REMINDING me that we were AGAIN focusing on the wrong place. The smooth, organized, calculating CONTROL had to be elsewhere. Just like when they rotted out IRS in the Tea Party scandals. FROM DOJ. All this is, is what SD found YEARS ago. It’s the weaponized DOJ. Obama’s rook is where the plot farms out to the befuddled pawns.

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            • Cow wow says:

              Absolutely Wolfmoon. TY for this article, from ABC to boot.
              The more we back up, the more pieces continue to be placed.
              Wonder what they have on Bob Barr, another one a looooong time ago, I held in high esteem.
              I figured Ken Starr sold out long ago.

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              • wolfmoon1776 says:

                Some of these people are just fooled, I’m sure. I’m starting to see how that works. The commies are EXPERT in setting distracting fires. But yeah, many are sold out. Hard to tell who’s who. Definitely a mess.

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        • litenmaus says:

          Wolf, here’s another player in the game…

          September 2015 – Tricia S. Wellman joined the FBI’s NCTC as the Center’s first Executive Director. Ms. Wellman most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Policy and Strategy and the IC Information Sharing and Safeguarding Executive.

          In those roles, she oversaw the formulation and implementation of IC-wide policy and strategy on a full range of intelligence issues, including collection, analysis, requirements, management and information sharing and she provided overall leadership for ODNI and IC information sharing initiatives.

          She handled a range of legal issues facing the ODNI, including litigation, legislation, and Guantanamo Bay detainee issues.

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        • nuthinmuffin says:

          before becoming ag, holders firm defended gitmo detainees

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  18. Maquis says:

    Catching ALL of them., perhaps?

    “Stop splashing, you’ll scare the big ones away!”

    💀

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  19. South Col says:

    The lovely couple were not following their own worse case “insurance” operation protocols.
    They presumed Hillary would be elected so their email paper trail would never see the light of day.
    They never saw the hubris of working the insurance but ensuring, by their communication trail, the insurance wouldn’t work if needed. Silly billy’s.
    Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make undisciplined.

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  20. D. Manny says:

    2016-11-01 Andrew McCabe recuses himself from Clinton email investigation

    -McCabe did finally recuse himself from the investigation, but from looking at the timeline, it didn’t matter because the investigation was already over by that point.

    It’s clear it was just intended to control the fallout from the whole Clinton email scandal.

    You got to remember…when the investigation was announced, the Democrats thought the election was all but over as evidenced here:

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/28/politics/james-comey-clinton-letter-one-year/index.html?sr=twCNNp102817james-comey-clinton-letter-one-year0943AMVODtop&CNNPolitics=Tw

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    • D. Manny says:

      The CNN coverage that Lisa Page is referring to is when Hillary got sideswiped by the announcement of the FBI investigation, and remember, she was on a plane mid-flight, and they turned off the internet so that the reporters on the plane couldn’t get messages out to the press.

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  21. Bull Durham says:

    ZeroHedge article on CTH expose of WaPo writer-FBI leaks

    They clearly credit up front CTH.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-26/anti-trump-fbi-official-identified-leaker-wsj-wapo-reporter

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    • JMC says:

      Good info from a poster on the newer part of the comment string under the ZH article:
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      Edward William “Bill” Priestap lives or has lived in a 5 BR $2.8 million Victorian townhouse in Georgetown. Bought January 2013. Owned by ELKA Trust (a REIT?). No indication of a spouse in the records. Peter has his Skeeza, Bruce has his Nellie, and Glenn has his Mary. I went looking for Bill’s femme fatale.

      Priestap apparently originally from Michigan, spent part of his FBI career in the Chicago and New York field offices. Promoted by Comey to current position in Dec/Jan 2016, right in time to set the wheels in motion. Now Comey is throwing him under the bus in Congressional testimony.

      Update: American Thinker has done the work. Priestap’s wife is Sabina Menschel, “the current head of the D.C. office of Nardello & Co. … the top private-eye firm in the Beltway.”

      http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/12/how_husbands_and_wives_figu…

      Sabina Menschel is a Goldman Sachs heiress. Launched her career on the post-9/11 hysteria.

      https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=2…

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  22. Dixie says:

    Disciplinary leave without pay is what lefties force on law enforcement. Would seem appropriate for this too.

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  23. wtd says:

    FWIW:
    Maggie Haberman attended off the record secret meetings with John Podesta during 2016 election
    Maggie Haberman, the left wing New York Times crank who put out a story yesterday that Trump wanted to fire corrupt Robert Mueller back in June of last year isn’t exactly a non-biased reporter using “anonymous sources.” Regardless if you believe the crap spewed by Haberman and New York Times yesterday, you also have to take into consideration that Haberman attended an off the record secret meetings with John Podesta during 2016 election. John Podesta was Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager.

    Sounds a bit like collusion to me.. Almost like what that snake Rod Rosenstein hired Robert Mueller to investigate. This story that came out last night got the juices flowing at the left wing propaganda cable networks, automatically assuming it was true because Maggie Haberman and the New York Times claimed it happened. Yet, neither Maggie Haberman or the New York Times have ever mentioned her off the record secret meeting with creepy John Podesta during the 2016 campaign. I wonder how many more meetings the two have had since the election.

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  24. HankM says:

    What heinous acts did Pres. Trump commit to deserve all of this attention from the Obama gov’t agencies and dishonorable people that participated in this mass political exercise to discredit, investigate and prosecute an elected President? He ran a political campaign they disagreed with and then did the most heinous act of all to them. He won the election and humiliated their anointed one.

    Whatever legal punishment and criminal record awaits these participants, it will be well earned. Using gov’t resources and it’s almost unlimited power to unleash your anger and vengeance on a political opponent is standard procedure in a dictatorship but it is a heinous act in a democracy. I wonder if Mueller is still proud of his ongoing appointed role in this heinous act against an elected POTUS. Any honorable person would be ashamed to have been used as a pawn in this conniving plot.

    Speaking about leaks–How did Trump’s confidential comments with attorney-client privilege (possibly fire Mueller) get leaked to the NYT as reported yesterday? This is another sleazy, dishonorable leak. Trump’s concerns about the partisan Mueller team were rational and reasonable.

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    • JMC says:

      Or the whole story was leak bait and caught a leaker.

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    • South Col says:

      Mueller should never have been appointed, he is besties with Comney.
      He has form in U1.
      The reason for “Russia” is that the information that Hilliary illegally manoeuvred Sanders out of contention was suppose to have come from a Russian DNC hack, Assange denies it.
      The boy scouts don’t understand the US is continuously interfering politically in Russia any way it sees fit for advantage, likewise Russia here. This country needs desperately to grow up.

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      • HankM says:

        South;
        The Drudge headline picture of 3 buddies walking together outside the WH was perfect. Mueller, Obama and Comey having a friendly private chat and stroll together. The SC was a political ploy against Trump and despite having numerous choices Rosenstein chooses his pal Mueller. Their insider Club was consistent.

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        • South Col says:

          “The SC was a political ploy against Trump and despite having numerous choices Rosenstein chooses his pal Mueller.”{

          Yep, and did not the House Republicans have to vote to approve Mueller? An indication where most stand. To be rid of PDJT would suit most.

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          • Silverfox says:

            Rosenstein brought Mueller to the WH for his interview with President Trump.
            Mueller failed the interview.
            Next day Rosenstein announces Mueller head of SC.

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      • nuthinmuffin says:

        “supposed”

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    • I love our Lion.
      GBPDJT!

      “Remember how strong we are. WE ARE THE STORM. The “bad” guys need to have us unsteady, unsure- they need to weaponize us against one another. They need division. They need discord. They need tumultuous seas within the calm.”

      https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/955762295086383104.html

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  25. Ziiggii says:

    from the WaPo article:
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    Defenders of Strzok and Page inside the FBI said that because there was no direct supervisory role between Page and Strzok in the workplace, there wasn’t anything professionally wrong about having an affair, but they added that they understood why Mueller would not want anyone engaged in such conduct on his team. For one thing, if a foreign intelligence agency learned of such an affair, they could try to use it as a means of blackmail, although there’s no evidence anyone outside the FBI was aware of the relationship.

    🤔, was there anyone inside the FBI aware of the relationship?

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    • D. Manny says:

      Some spies we pay for, huh?

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      How much hump-hump are the American taxpayers being charged for? Just curious….

      The American people should at least be kissed before they empty our wallets. How much are we paying these people?

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    • John Rawls says:

      MY QUESTION: were they really having an affair? bc texts so far don’t indicate hanky-panky. and it seems like its being used to explain away behavior.

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      • KBR says:

        Having sex vs having a love affair.
        Maybe they were just friends with benefits, neither expecting nor offering any lovey-dovey talk.

        Lack of evidence is not evidence either way, especially considering we are not privy to every unredacted text.

        Whether they were or were not hanky pankying is entirely beside the point.

        Their constant texting betrays a strong liklihood of conspiracy and definite evidence of using their positions to attempt to influence the outcome of a US Election and also leaking to certain reporters.

        The texts are not just evidence, they are leads to more evidence.

        Their fellow conspirators and protectors can try to use the affair angle all they want, it does not cover their butts on each and every text that is damaging and/or might lead to more discoveries.

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        • KBR says:

          Whether they were or weren’t humping, the humping is the shiny shiny thing…
          The squirrel. The thing to get our focus off the real crime by focusing on the titillation.

          Go beyond it, use what they say and research each pebble in it. Never know what is under the next rock or pebble in the texts. Since we have no press and no FBI investigators that we can trust we just have to dig into it ourselves.

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      • JMC says:

        The sexual posts have been withheld by the IG, since they have no bearing on the political activities of the two.

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        • JMC says:

          Or should I have said, “baring”?

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        • That claim is complete Horse Hockey in my opinion. Having an affair with the positions they had. Every corporate entity has very strict rules about dating depending on level and intermingling of departments, much less an affair, that unknown sources claim was ignored.

          These people are involved with sensitive information in their jobs. It happens, yes, though its kept very secret, and others will not know about it, especially if they are committing adultery.

          I would believe that high level positions in Govt. handling classified material, would not be flaunting and affair so people would know about it and disregard it. I doubt it would be allowed by HR and regulations.

          Maybe they do, just seems unlikely it would be so public.

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    • I presume that your excerpt was from this article?

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/two-senior-fbi-officials-on-clinton-trump-probes-exchanged-politically-charged-texts-disparaging-trump/2017/12/02/9846421c-d707-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?utm_term=.018caf9d74d5

      The article is incredible. Devlin said in it

      “The Post repeatedly sought comment from Strzok and Page but got no response.”

      But then he referred to co-workers, a friend of Page, a Mueller spokesperson, “people familiar with the issue” blah blah blah. It is a veritable leak fest. To think that Page either turned Devlin onto her friend, or that Devlin already had known her.

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  26. Ziiggii says:

    Republican efforts to undermine Mueller suggest that they, too, perceive his investigation to be a serious threat. The efforts take several forms: Pro-Trump TV hosts sowing doubt about Mueller’s integrity, lawmakers blasting the FBI, or other Trump allies changing the subject altogether.
    They’re all facing down story after story that has revealed Mueller’s methodical, secretive approach. Every day, there’s at least one new revelation about how many people Mueller has interviewed and how much he has learned about the inner workings of Trumpworld.

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/26/media/epic-week-news-coverage-robert-mueller-president-trump/index.html

    I think CNN is trying to steal the framework of the real story we are all working on…..🤔

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  28. Brant says:

    Good caller comment on Hannity. We need texts and emails of Mueller before being named as SC. My comment: Supposedly as a private citizen? Who did he text/email to?

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    • singingsoul says:

      Anyone who is a lawyer is it illegal as president to share some thoughts even if he thought and verbalized it to someone in the WH if he should firer Mueller…? What law was broken..?
      I have to believe this is a new spin to discredit Trump to lay a foundation whatever Mueller wants to nail Trump with. All lies they build a case of lies to take out a president . People think about this and that in America. The KGB and Goebel is alive and well among us. I am truly ticket off.

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  34. Publius2016 says:

    Another week and these jokers continue in existence??? Hey Fools in Congress, Hold DOJ/FBI in Contempt so the Executive can act! Takes less than 5 minutes…do it for your country.

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  35. midmogirl says:

    Their claim of an affair is covering the real story of their sedition. Guarantee—no way they were doing each other!!

    In honor of Sundance, and commemorating the start of the Q drops, I’ve composed a little redo of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas…
    Ahem.

    It was the 5th of November and all through the House,
    Lots of creatures were stirring, not just a mouse.
    The stock market was hung by Hussein out to dry,
    With hopes that HRC would be next to fly🦇
    The peeps were all nestled in front of their tubes,
    While visions of FakeNews were spun by the “Boobs”.
    And mamma in her extensions and me in my jams,
    Had just primed our brains for another dumb recap,
    When out in the ‘hood there arose such a clatter,
    I sprang from my futon to see if it was more DACA chatter.
    Away to the window I flew like The Flash,
    Tore open Pottery Barn curtains and threw up the sash.
    The light from the corner street light below,
    Gave an LED luster of midday fake snow.
    When what to my sleep addled eyes should appear,
    But a caravan of black limousines, shining bright like a mirror.
    The POTUS directing the group as they came,
    I knew in a moment THIS is his call to fame!
    More rapid than 5G our Patriots answered his whistle,
    And he tweeted, and pointed, and shot down all missiles.
    Now ‘Bama! now Comey! now Lynch! Holder too! Oh Peter! Oh Lisa! Don’t forget WitchyPoo!
    To the top of our list, to the top of them all,
    Now Arrest away! Arrest away! Arrest away ALL!
    As trash that before Hurricane Irma spread,
    In facing the Law, they all filled with dread.
    With courts full of indictments, texts and emails at hand,
    The jingle of handcuffs spread throughout the land.
    As I stepped back inside and then turned around,
    I was not surprised to hear MSM telling lies with no bound.
    “He’s racist!” He’s ugly!” “We don’t like his hair!”
    —>If it’s truth that you’re after, best look elsewhere!
    His attire was no concern to this man we call Prez,
    He’s much too busy ridding the swamp of black hatted feds.
    Trump’s shoes were nicely polished, his suit dapper wool,
    (Read only about his clothes if you are a fool).
    An army of good guys he had at his back,
    And his countenance grew younger as he went on attack.
    His eyes—how they twinkled! His smile so big and wide!
    He gave me the hope I had been looking for and I stood straighter with pride.
    He was a genius, so stable, so versed in The Art,
    And my eyes grew in wonder, while our country grew back its heart.
    With wink of his eye and some strokes of his pen,
    Smashed crooked policies and EO’s of dumb men.
    He tweeted and chatted so all could observe,
    The mind and work ethic of a genius at work.
    And stepping away from business once again to Tweet,
    He looked at the Market—it’s still looking sweet!
    He sprang to his limo, to his team gave a listen,
    And away they all sped, superheroes onto the next mission.
    But I heard him Tweet Tweet, as he drove out of sight—
    MAGA for one! MAGA for all! MAGA Bigly Good Night!

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  36. Plain Jane says:

    Is there anyone in the IC not involved?

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  37. JimWVa says:

    AKM on this thread posts: Katica (GOPPoll analyst) points out that on April 13 2016 (day after Perkins Coie hired Fusion GPS using DNC money) Robert Mueller met at the White House with Aaron Zebley and Stephanie Osborn, Obama’s Executive Director of the Intelligence Advisory Board. https://twitter.com/GOPPollAnalyst/status/956926058393161728

    Out of at least 100,000 licensed attorneys qualified in federal criminal trial procedures, I still cannot come up with a good faith reason for the selection of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel in this matter. The White House visitor log research by Katica shows that Mueller is providing someone in the White House with legal advice at the exact time period in April, 2016 that events are leading up to Admiral Rogers order to suspend “about” quiries in the FISA upstream database.

    I really hope that I am wrong.

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  38. jeans2nd says:

    Addendum to my last comment, which seems to be in the trash bin again. Were Strzok caught and demoted due to leaking, odds are Strzok might have suspected, and as such may have been a wee bit more careful to whom, how, when, and where Strzok leaked. Page may not be as smart, as Page was out of the loop by then. And Strzok’s wife had to have been doing a number on Strzok by this time.
    And is every FBI agent w/a teensy bit of knowledge not just dying to be the next DeepThroat, the one who takes down the “whatever” it is they called Pres Trump?

    Which puts the odds of this being more Page than Strzok, imo. And Comey, who never knows when to shutup.
    Sending to this keep my other comments company in the trash bin. 😉

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  39. CG says:

    I haven’t seen any texts between Strzok and Page that explicitly indicate an affair. Has anyone else?

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  40. Newt Love says:

    Based on Strzok and Page’s own admissions in their texts, they need to be prosecuted for every count of their leaking to the Press, which are FELONIES!

    Like the US Olympic Gymnastics Team Doctor that sexually assaulted the many young girls in his care, at his sentencing, the Judge gave him 150 years of jail time that were to begin being served after he completes his 60 year sentence for the kiddee-porn convictions he is already serving.

    Peter Strzok and his mistress Linda Page, and “Andy” McCabe, and who ever else (Comey?) committed a crime in this “Game of Thrones” saga, need to be imprisoned for multiple lifetimes for what they have done to our Republic and “We the People.”

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  41. iwasthere says:

    Having an office affair,
    Using burner phones to hide the affair,
    Telling your wife, you need to spend time with another women to help Hillary,
    Having to leak to the national press as a ‘person close to the investigation’ that your burner phones are not part of an unlawful wiretap conspiracy, but only to hide your office affair – – – – – – Priceless.

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  42. If there is proof that these two ‘leaked’ classified stuf to media then they should be prosecuted.

    sundance, I really appreciate how deep in the weeds you are and placing your info on the Tree House. Thank you so much!

    Watch out for libtard whack jobs gunning for you. Seriously! Remember last summer and what happened to Steve Scalice…

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  43. “Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end, they will look in triumph at their foes.” Psalm 112:6-8

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  44. “It seems to be a strange way to run a department that depends on integrity.”
    Anybody that assumes that the FBI and/or Deep State has ever been based upon integrity must be either unbelievably naive or lobotomized.

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