Oh Lordy, “Destruction of Evidence” – Important Interview Between Bob Goodlatte and Maria Bartiromo…

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte appears on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss his ongoing investigation into the DOJ and FBI.  Chairman Goodlatte holds primary oversight authority over the entire Justice Department.

Part of the conversation turns very interesting, and provides an indicator into the next phase, when Bartiromo mentions messages between FBI Agent Peter Strzok and DOJ Attorney Lisa Page surrounding an intent to “destroy evidence”, during their participation in the Clinton investigation.  WATCH:


Additionally, it must be noted how the narrative engineers are specifically misleading everyone with their ‘memo reporting’.  They intentionally overlook the distinction between U.S. branches of government and the separation of power as it relates to Chairman Devin Nunes and the House Intelligence Memo.

There is a great deal of intellectual dishonesty within media as they discuss the FBI and DOJ demanding to see the Nunes memo prior to its release.

The FBI and DOJ are part of the executive branch. When the House Intelligence Committee votes to release the Nunes Memo, they are in fact giving that memo to the executive branch (President Trump) prior to release.

President Trump is the head of the executive branch. The DOJ and FBI are within the executive branch. When Nunes releases the House Intel memo to the executive branch, they are giving the memo to the FBI and DOJ in advance of public release.

It is not up to Chairman Nunes to decide to give the memo to specific leadership within the FBI or DOJ; that decision is entirely up to President Trump who is the boss over the FBI and DOJ leaders who are demanding to see it.

By accurately following the statutory and constitutionally mandated balance of power, the corrupt entities within the FBI are asking the wrong person to see the evidence. If the FBI or DOJ wants to see the memo in advance, they need to ask President Trump, not Devin Nunes.

Funny how the media spins a story without actually looking at the reality of our governmental structure.

[(L-R) Goodlatte, Grassley and Nunes (legislative branch)]

[(L-R) Sessions, Rosenstein, Wray (Executive Branch)]

In the past eight weeks a stunning amount of evidence has been accumulating that shows how the Obama Administration weaponized the FBI and DOJ and launched a political campaign spying operation into candidate Donald Trump.

There have been daily revelations showing a considerable collaboration between the White House, Hillary Clinton, the DNC, Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson; his wife Mary Jacoby, DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr and his wife Fusion GPS employee Nellie Ohr, Russian Dossier author Christopher Steele, FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page; and the highest levels of officials within the FBI, including Chief Legal Counsel James Baker and FBI Asst. Director Andrew McCabe.

All of the evidence points in one transparently obvious direction; toward a 2016 collaborative effort structured to use a counterintelligence operation to conduct wiretaps and surveillance on the presidential campaign of candidate Donald Trump.

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436 Responses to Oh Lordy, “Destruction of Evidence” – Important Interview Between Bob Goodlatte and Maria Bartiromo…

  1. NJF says:

    Let’s hope Sara Carter’s comments from this morning were correct, she said “the memo could be released as early as Monday.”

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Old Lady says:

    Love it when Sundance starts off with “Oh Lordy….”

    Liked by 3 people

  3. NJF says:

    I’m sure he’s right.

    Liked by 8 people

  4. Buckeye Ken says:

    Q understands taking down these criminals is like disabling a bomb…the proper wires must be cut. Goes on to reference EO signed on 12/21.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Whitehouse Clown says:

    Sting operations at DOJ?
    More than 30 DOJ and FBI has staffers before a grand jury?
    Obama and Hillary hiring top criminal defense lawyers?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. NC PATRIOT says:

    Troll much ?


  7. Steve in MT says:

    Here is my fear: The Committee votes on Monday to release the memo. Trump waits until Wednesday and orders its release. It proves everything that we now believe – that there was an orchestrated effort by the leadership of the DOJ/FBI to prevent or harm the Presidency of Donald Trump and the people who voted for him. We all feel vindicated and look forward to watching the entire 7th floor of the Hoover building led out in handcuffs.
    But what if nothing happens? The Left have already begun their counterattack by claiming that the memo is partisan and should be disregarded at least until the Dem minority memo is released. The MSM will just say that it’s a few bad actors who were really incompetent as shown by the fact that Trump was elected. In other words “Nothing to see here, move along.”
    We are going to need a marketing campaign to inform the American public who are not following this as to the harm to the nation and the rule of law these actions are. The only other thing, a Trumpian response perhaps, would be to do noting and just let the Dems know that we understand the new way of doing things, and we control the DOJ/FBI/NSA and will return the favor in kind.
    That’ll get the Dems fired up to stop the illegal activities.


    • GrandpaM says:

      Bringing it up during the SOTU could be one way to address it but having observed PDJTVSG in action, I am anticipating something completely unexpected bringing down the whole house on the heads of the DRats and their co-conspirators in the DOJ/FBI. I am at the edge of my seat watching how God makes it all happen. Have the feeling it will be beyond our wildest dreams.

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      • deqwik2 says:

        Watch for the DACA issue to be what PDJT uses to dump on the Dems heads.
        I can’t remember where I saw them talking about the speech but they said that PDJT wants to have an overtone of a uniting message but he will briefly mention immigration & may point out that the Dems refused his amnesty offer.
        (Way to get message to Dreamers that Dems don’t really care about them & only using them as an issue to drive political narrative).


      • Coldeadhands says:

        I’m with you. I feel it in my bones. 🙏


      • Stella Fears says:

        GrandpaM says. I hope and pray you are correct.


    • Kathy says:

      I think Trump has got this. I really like this Conservative Treehouse site. It is very informative. QAnon also has great info.


    • Madeline Huffnagle says:

      God, I hope not. I want to see these people , all of them, from Comey, H. Clinton, Obama, Lynch, etc., publicately demonstrated to have broken the laws of the United States of America.


  8. litlbit2 says:

    This whole mess is becoming a daily soap opera. It is also preceding at the same pace. To think we have been through the Issa investigation, the Gowdy investigation, the IRS scandal, the Fast and Furious gun running etc. That has worked out really great.
    We also apparently have one questionable Judge Contreras, with another questionable Judge that writes law, Roberts that evidently rules against ………Please.

    To date for over a year, now, the corrupt want the investigators to turn over to them the “memo”, with collected evidence prior to public. I hope they get it to MSM for the latest scam update.
    Tomorrow then we get another episode “as the worms start a new pile” of talking points. Did the President really have tacos with Putin at a London location with secret sauce?

    President Trump has been stated as saying release the memo to the public. Then release the d…n memo.
    If I hear one more time how great, moral, honest Mueller happens to be, as Comey was described. Did these great personnel evaluators miss, Uranium One? Might be obvious this is becoming a extension of Soros/Obama/swamp ignore, delay, forget?

    The really great men and women that have been collecting evidence or are whistle blowers for years are put in the back room. Being forced to maintain the status quo, evidently have a snowballs chance of ever working for a reputable American justice department.

    It is this continuing drip, drip, drip that will make it all a nothing burger unless the parties that are trying to up hold law, get in the game and SPEED it up. If they can not multitask and move it get another job. The ring leaders are old, unhealthy just biding time to train the replacements.

    After listening to the above tape it seems that the only ones with power for actual justice are the ones that are corrupt. I constantly hear, “could we please have evidence” oh pretty please. Another MF Global?

    Seriously, why do the forgotten men and women go to jail when a crime is committed? I do not remember it taking years to collect evidence?

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  9. johnparham1 says:

    Wanted to ask Sundance, or anyone, if the “destruction of evidence” is ‘new news’ or just the verbalization of the destruction we know about already. For example: the Bleach Bit, the smashing of laptops, etc? Just a question…


    • litlbit2 says:

      Just curious what is the sentence for destruction of evidence? 💰💰🙈


      • Mike says:

        It is a felony. I was not a fed but I believe 10 years in the federal system. That is for each count. Usually if there are say ten counts = 100 yrs, they will take a plea for one or more counts to avoid trial, depending on the crime and the amount of cooperation they could get less than 10 to more than ten, too a lot more.


    • covfefe999 says:

      johnparham1, did you watch the video or read Sundance’s article? The answer is there. Both places.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. A2 says:

    “Oh, Lordy” MORE “destruction of evidence” (my edit).

    I remember reading the FBI docdump on the Lunatic’s email investigation here last year, and by page 50, there was snowballing evidence of missing document boxes, lost laptops, and so on as well as the 33K missing emails. It’s the crime family’s MO. That and the “I don’t recall”.

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  11. Hotlanta Mike says:

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    • MaineCoon says:

      NO Gorka, he shouldn’t!

      He should continue to run the country, best he can under these circumstances, present a great SOTU speech, lead this nation in all things, and stay an arms left from this sh*t, best he can. Afterward SOTU have the Memo released by Judiciary Comm, then IG is the bearer of the bad news when his report is released, etc. etc. Let it go through the process.

      The last thing POTUS needs to do is take control of this mess. The heat needs to fall on whoever prosecutes. Let these big boy lawyers do their jobs.

      Remember Gorka, you got fired so I’m taking you self-important opinion in one ear and out the other.

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  12. Hotlanta Mike says:

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      And he can legally do that, ya know.

      Dims couldn’t do a damn thing about it either.

      Tens of millions of viewers.

      Makes me all goose-pimply just thinking about the prospect. (sigh)

      But no, he’s gonna talk about the economy, and rightly so.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Randolph Scott says:

        Wrong answer. He should arrest about 500 of them and question them, squeeze them and show them what GITMO and their future cell., then ask them to tell of the criminal activities and law breaking that they know of. Nobody get complete immunity. Nobody.

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    • mimbler says:

      If the memo is really just about the fisa warrant based on the pee pee dossier, it would be a mistake for Trump to even mention it at SOTU.

      Way too down in the weeds for this venue, and just red meat for the media to spin as paranoia and non presidential.

      He knows what this stage is for, and he won’t be mentioning the memo.

      Liked by 12 people

      • DrNo76 says:

        I disagree in part. It is because it’s a big forum that it may make sense to devote some time to the issues/facts. This is the biggest corruption/criminal conspiracy in the history of the republic. It is a constitutional crisis of the first order. If the white hats are already prepared to act in the DOJ and FBI, then unleash the hounds.

        Liked by 6 people

        • mimbler says:

          But they aren’t prepared, and the memo is not verified information at this point in time.

          I think it weakens the case to roll it out before you can say it is definitively vetted.

          But, anyway, that is only my opinion, and I respect yours as well.

          Liked by 4 people

        • Newt Love says:

          The take-down, indictment, prosecution, and conviction of a dozen (current and past) FBI Officials and 6 to 9 DoJ officials MUST BE DONE BY THE BOOK!

          This is is the Big Leagues (Bigly) and the “ducks must be in order.” Otherwise, the Deep State in the Government and in the Press will attempt to destroy the Republic to protect their Deep State conspirators.

          Trump needs to let the wheels of Justice grind, and see what happens. This not the time for President Trump to go vigilante; it is the time to trust the legal system and have Jeff Sessions appoint a (bigger and badder) Special Counsel to take down the corrupt people in the Obama DoJ and the Obama FBI.

          Liked by 13 people

        • nimrodman says:

          “… because it’s a big forum …”

          PresTrump can command a “big forum” anytime he wants.
          He need not use the State of the Union occasion for this topic.

          Liked by 5 people

      • magacombover says:

        POTUS DJT has to stay above the fray.

        Liked by 10 people

        • mimbler says:

          Thanks. That is a more succinct way of saying what I have been trying to suggest.

          Liked by 2 people

          • G. Combs says:

            I agree.

            President Trump has to drum home the amazing gains in the economy. Low unemployment among blacks and Hispanics, better paying jobs lower middle class taxes and the plans for the inner cities, infrastructure, cleaning up gangs, the opioid epidemic and lawlessness.

            These are the points voters actually care about.

            Liked by 12 people

          • BobInFL says:

            Agreed. But he may make a statement that things may get turbulent and that some things need to get cleaned up – and that is one of the promises he made – to drain the swamp – and don’t be surprised mr and mrs us citizen to begin seeing that draining occur in short order. Kinda like his “calm before the storm” statement. All positive regarding achievements, future endeavors but with a warning about the weather report…..

            Liked by 2 people

      • Ditch Mitch says:

        Draining the swamp is another big agenda item. Maybe along with reading the unredacted memo PDJT should give a status of each department is being cleaned up.

        Also since the economy is of naitiona interest PDJT should explain how a roaring holiday season comes in at 2.6% GDP.

        Liked by 3 people

      • bunky says:

        If one or two percent of the audience would understand I would be surprised.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Randolph Scott says:

      That has a very good possibility of happening. Largest audience being covered by every news outlet. I think it would be perfect. By doing so Trump would be cutting a lot bags off the 3 letter dicks.

      Liked by 1 person

    • wheatietoo says:

      No, Pres Trump should not do that.

      He would immediately be accused of “obstruction of justice” if he did that, by all the weasels who are trying to destroy him,
      It would be a gift to the Dems, the NeverTrumpers and the lying MSM.
      They would declare that he’s “interfering with an investigation”.

      I like Jack Posobiec.
      But his love of grandstanding often clouds his judgment.
      On this, he could not be more wrong.

      Liked by 3 people

      • David A says:

        Was Trump ever officially declared to be under investigation?


        • wheatietoo says:

          That’s the whole purpose of Mueller’s witch hunt.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Not Trump personally, originally. Trump’s campaign is being investigated by Mueller for “relationships with Russians” and other vague statements. Paul Manafort is suing Mueller in part because the Special Counsel (SC) law states that a SC may be appointed to investigate a specific crime. Manafort says Mueller’s SC must be disbanded because Mueller’s SC charter never mentioned a specific crime. It’s a technicality, but Manafort could be correct. Then Mueller has the problem of seizing the Trump Transition Team emails without a warrant, and against attorney-client privilege. Now there may be problems with fraudulent info being used to to open FISA approvals, thus creating the preconditions for Mueller’s SC.

          While not initially under investigation, he is now being specifically and personally investigated for obstruction of justice for trying to kill the Mueller SC by firing Comey, asking McCabe how he voted, and threatening to fire Mueller. Mueller hopes to prove intent by a pattern of behavior.

          Liked by 1 person

          • JoAnn Leichliter says:

            Manafort is quite right: Mueller’s appointment is in violation of the legislation regulating the appointment of a Special Counsel, and no weasel word shading of the title will make it legal.

            Liked by 1 person

          • spren says:

            Your last paragraph is nowhere’s factual. Firing Comey was not an attempt to kill the Mueller SC, which didn’t exist at the time. In fact, Comey’s firing was used as the rationale to appoint Mueller. How is asking McCabe how he voted obstruction of justice? And what does his threatening to fire Mueller (if that actually even took place) obstruction of justice when Mueller was not fired. Firing Comey and potentially threatening to fire Mueller are all within the constitutional authority of the president. And the president can ask any question he wants to anyone he chooses. Your argument is silly.

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    • Don'tMessWithTexas says:

      Oh, Lordy, I think Cardinal Comey is going to prison. He will have lots of time to memorize Bible verses to quote to his fellow inmates.

      Liked by 1 person

    • I wish I knew more about the process…can someone tell me why Attorney General Sessions is allowing the DOJ to make a big deal of wanting to see the memo before it is released?


  13. G. Combs says:

    I very much doubt they bothered with a warrant. Bush 43 didn’t so why should Obummer?

    An example from 2008:
    NAIS Supporters Fighting Dirty
    By Karen Nowak, Pond Ridge Farm Hackney Horses, Brookfield, NY
    published in The Horse Gazette

    Since it is apparent that some of you think our government agencies are above board, let me share a story of my recent experience….
    …my State Dept of Agriculture found out that I would be there as they had purchased vendor space as well. They succeeded in having me banned from the expo because I would be a ‘negative influence’!

    After a week of deliberation and consultation with 3 attorneys (who are also anti-NAIS activists), the decision was made to contact the American Civil Liberties Union…

    Technically it should have stopped there, as the ACLU does not normally go after a private corporation in matters like this. But the ACLU believed the whole story ‘stunk of censorship’ and did not buy the State Dept of Ag’s excuse…

    My State Dept of Ag also provided the expo organizers with numerous e-mails that I had written about NAIS – going back an entire year. I saw these e-mails from our State Dept of Ag with my own eyes. It was then that I realized they are actually tracking me on the internet.[…]”

    There was ZERO reason for a court to grant a ‘wiretapping’ warrant on a citizen that was just exercising her freedom of speech but that did not stop the US Government from intruding on her privacy.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Holy cow! I had no idea the New World Order is forcing horse owners to implant their horses with microchips. And the owners have to track the animal’s movements too if going out of state. Forget putting your horse in a trailer and taking it to a show or to someone else’s property without 50 pages of paperwork and government approval. (I exaggerate a little but reading about NAIS is a very uncomfortable eye-opener.) Apparently NAIS was ultimately scrapped but replaced by a similar program.


      • covfefe999 says:

        Justification for microchipping is here: https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/170815d.aspx Notice that the example is sick horses being smuggled into the US from MEXICO. So it’s not just illegals and drugs coming through our porous borders, it’s smuggled sick animals as well. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that a secure impenetrable wall would be helpful.

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        • Alligator Gar says:

          Yes, and my breeder’s association requires both DNA parentage verification and microchipping of all new foals. IALHA/PREA are draconian. Microchips are not healthy for any living organism. I really do believe the microchip led to the untimely death of my foundation mare, my beloved friend of over 20 years. She just wasted away for no veterinarian-verified reason. Radiation will do that, I hear.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        You should see the regulations that the Department of Agriculture has imposed on dog breeders. They are appallingly intrusive and almost impossible to follow, especially if you even occasionally take a dog to a show.

        For years, activists had been trying to get Congress to enact these regulations into law, and for years Congress had rejected them. Under President Obama, the Dept. of Agriculture thwarted the clear will of Congress and turned the often-rejected legislation into “regulations.” Congress, of course, looked the other way.

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  14. covfefe999 says:

    I want to see these texts Maria is talking about.

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  15. Goodness! As I’m scrolling down and reading all the comments, this thought popped into my mind: “wouldn’t it be just like PDJT to create yet another firestorm (or open the flood gates?) by reading it himself during the SOTU?” and then I get to this Tweet by Gorka! Ha! Great minds think alike!

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  16. G. Combs says:

    A Nov, 7, 2016 HeatStreet article by Louise Mensch aka The Limey, states it was indeed the alleged Alfa Bank pinging of the Trump Tower computer that was the reason for the aproved FISCA court ‘warrant’ SEE: https://archive.li/xFqPB

    That is the fabricated DNS logs by April Lorenzen aka Tea Leaves of the “Trump” server pinging Alfa Bank, were used for FISA warrant for spying on Trump.

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  17. MTK says:

    What does Consitutional Law say about destruction of evidence. Specifically, “Are there pass rulings that specifically address the destruction of evidence, outside the role the evidence may or not play in the determination of the guilt or innocenance within an investigation that that has been referred to the courts?”

    What does RICO say?
    What does jurisprudence say?
    What does presecidence?

    I am no Constitutional scholar, but I would tend to think there are laws that address this specific area of criminal and/or civil investigative powers when it comes to the courts. And, the courts have published decidedly strong opinions on the revelance of destruction of evidence charges in the past.

    I would go so far as to say, if destruction of evidence can be willfully dismissed in the courts, then all past civil/criminal proceedings should be up of review.

    It would be criminial malpractice of an attorney not to pursue this.

    But, atlast the affairs of HRC/DWS/DNC/FBI/DOJ that swirl in the public interests are not being decided in the courts; Are they???
    But, they should!!!

    #ReleaseTheF’ingMemo !!!!!
    Present the evidence and pass the case to the COURTS!!!!!!!!!!
    The best way to remove the politics from the equation and restore the Trust!!!

    I don’t care if a jury has to sit for ten years to hear the case.

    Liked by 2 people

    • MTK says:

      I love the observation that the CTH message board does not suffer from rampant troll abuse.
      Wht they are avoiding this site like the plague?
      Whatever you folks are doing to prevent the flame wars, so common in other forums… Hats off!!!
      What it shows!!!, is a consistant grass root support to your efforts!!!

      I pray, everyday for PDJT to remain strong and villigent, not to fall to the same level(trap) as those against him, those against MAGA, and conversely those against his base.

      That said, Great Trust, is not blank check. Now, is the moment to take pause, to pray for Guidance to respect this trust. We are not a blank check.
      I am like many others, aghast at the appearant subversion of our Consitutional Governerance.

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      • G. Combs says:

        President Trump is a man like any other. However he is this country, and actually the world’s last best chance. At this point I do not give a rat’s rear end if he was playing around on his wife or had daily chats with Putin for the last decade. All I care about is the fact he has a good chance of saving this republic.

        I had resigned myself to watching this country disappear into ‘globalism’ as the UK and Europe has. I was only hoping to be already dead by the time the communist purges started and the world descended into another Dark Ages.

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        • spren says:

          Gail, my greatest fear is that we’ve only been given a temporary reprieve, or a stay of execution if you will. I think DJT has a very short window in which to accomplish his major works of reform and transparency. Of critical importance is our maintaining control of congress in the mid-terms. If we lose one or both houses, I think President Trump’s ability to move his agenda forward will be greatly, if not completely, restricted. He can continue his use of EOs to change the things within his purview but his ability to make substantive legislative changes will be significantly curtailed.

          Our greatest hope lies in exposing the profound corruption existing in our government, and in continuing to build a strong and robust economy that enables all willing people to benefit in and prosper from.


      • Lindenlee says:

        I believe that Sundance vigorously monitors for trolls.

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  18. Newt Love says:

    I was walking out my door, when I saw a print newspaper on my step. Since I have no such subscription, and I live at a hard to find address, I was curious.

    I scooped up the paper and saw an unfamiliar banner: The Bezos Post. Then I saw the date: 23 January, 2028.

    I read the lead story, and it was about how just after President Pence was inaugurated for his second term in office, Special Counsel Robert Mueller was set to reveal his indictments against the President Trump Administration.

    It turns out that one of the maids who cared for the living quarters at the tail end of the Obama administration, who continued into the Trump Administration, was a Russian mole, who had been covert for her entire life. She will be indicted by the Special Counsel for Conspiracy to collude to help a foreign power to be able to access all details to the laundry service usage in the Trump White House.

    “I promise,” said Mueller, “to get to the bottom of this “dirty laundry” and prosecute to the full extent of the law.”

    Either this is an elaborate hoax, or someone in the future grabbed a print copy of a newspaper and used their time machine to leave it on my door step. 😉

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  19. mitrom says:

    Saw where Robert Gates (ex-Secretary of Defense, ex-CIA) was on NBC today trying to blame Republicans in Congress about exaggerating the problems at DOJ/FBI and the secret society. He also had the gall to claim that Mueller is honest and the best person to be special prosecutor.

    No doubt, Gates is a swamp creature and is probably guilty of some these crimes or at least looked the other way. I believe he also signed off on the Uranium One deal. The swamp is deep!

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    • dissonant1 says:

      They could all go down – just depends on how far the Trump admin decides to take it …

      Liked by 1 person

    • Coldeadhands says:

      Gates is a swamp thing. He has no bonafides to suggest anything else.

      Liked by 1 person

    • corkyboyd says:

      Unfortunately Gates gets its news from the Washington Post and the NY Times. I doubt he follows this site. Perhaps his opinion will change in a week or so.

      Liked by 1 person

    • GB Bari says:

      Interesting. He must have been given the same narrative instructions as Trey Gowdy.

      Liked by 2 people

    • spren says:

      Gates also just happens to be the head of the Boy Scouts of America. He is responsible for many of the changes they had resisted for so many years. He is the one that will now allow transgenders (girl to boy) to become Boy Scouts. I believe he was also instrumental in changing their rules to allow gay Scoutmasters.

      As an Eagle Scout and someone who served as a Scoutmaster for six years, I was always so impressed with how the BSA had remained so consistent to their values over the many years between my youth as a scout, and my adult time as a leader. Gates has undermined the century of accomplishments that IMHO made the BSA as the greatest organization for youth in history. I can’t trust this guy as far as I can’t throw him!

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  20. covfefe999 says:

    Not sure where to put this. It’s dossier-related. I have a “did we know this?” question. I was reading a document from a lawsuit against Fusion GPS.. https://www.scribd.com/document/362797316/FRIDMAN-et-al-v-BEAN-LLC-aka-FUSION-GPS-et-al On page 4 it says:

    In a recent court filing, Fusion admitted that it had “pre-publication” communications with BuzzFeed about its publication.

    The footnote says: Non-Party Fusion GPS’s Motion to Quash Third-Party Subpoena or, in the Alternative, for a Protective Order at 1-2, In re Third Party Subpoena to Fusion GPS , (No.1:17-mc-02171-TSC), (D.D.C., August 31, 2017) which refers to another lawsuit against Fusion GPS, I think.

    Buzzfeed published the dossier on Jan 10 2017. https://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/these-reports-allege-trump-has-deep-ties-to-russia I don’t see anything indicating how Buzzfeed acquired the dossier. According to the lawsuit(s), it appears Fusion GPS was involved with the publication. Did we know this already?

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  21. G. Combs says:

    The question was asked: “Was Mueller or Comey able to shut down or block the FBI Internal Affairs?”

    They were able to block IG Horowitz… For a while.

    Michael E. Horowitz’s statement before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    concerning “Improving the Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Independence of Inspectors General”

    Long story short. IG Horowitz is one P.O.d dude… Talk about COLD ANGER! It has been smolderring for years. 😈

    Inspector Generals’ Access to Documents and Materials
    While the Inspector General community has been able to generate impressive results, we face significant issues and challenges that affect our independence and ability to conduct effective oversight. For example, timely access to information in our agency’s files remains an important issue and challenge. As I have testified on multiple occasions, in order to conduct effective oversight, an IG must have timely and complete access to documents and materials needed for its audits, reviews, and investigations. This is an issue of utmost importance, as evidenced by the fact that 47 Inspectors General signed a letter in August 2014 to the Congress strongly endorsing the principle of unimpaired Inspector General access to agency records.

    The Inspector General Act (IG Act) could not be clearer – Inspectors General are entitled to complete, timely, and unfiltered access to all documents and records within the agency’s possession. Delaying or denying access to agency documents imperils an IG’s independence, and impedes our ability to provide the effective and independent oversight that saves taxpayers money and improves the operations of the federal government. Actions that limit, condition, or delay access have profoundly negative consequences for our work: they make us less effective, encourage other agencies to take similar actions in the future, and erode the morale of the dedicated professionals that make up our staffs….

    In May 2014, in an attempt to resolve this dispute, the Department’s leadership asked the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) to issue an opinion addressing the legal objections raised by the FBI. However, nine months later, we are still waiting for that opinion even though, in our view, this matter is straightforward and could have been resolved by the Department’s leadership without requesting an opinion from OLC. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that OLC issue its opinion promptly because the existing process at the Department, which as described below essentially assumes the correctness of the FBI’s legal position, undermines our independence by requiring us to seek permission from the Department’s leadership in order to access certain records. The status quo cannot be allowed to continue indefinitely.[…]”

    President Trump Unleashed the hounds… 😱 And there are BureauRats crapping in their pants as a result.

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    • Jan says:

      This all stems from Rat Face Eric Holder who didn’t want the OIG looking over his shoulder during Fast & Furious, so he rendered an opinion that IGs were not entitled automatically to documents & interviews, that they had to ask for it & then it was up to agency heads how fast they responded to IG requests & cooperated. The effect was IGs were running into non-cooperation over departments they had oversight on Horowitz walked into the job in 2012 & spent the next 4 yrs. fighting Holder & Lynch for the ability to do his job. Two Empowerment Laws later, the IGs are more linked to Congress than in the past. That’s why Horowitz is helping Congress with its investigations on the Russia-Trump collusion. Horowitz may be a hero like Admiral Rogers.

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      • Mountaineer says:

        I seem to recall Sally Yates had rendered an opinion that the ‘National Security’ division within FBI/DOJ would not be in the IG’s purview. Naturally, this is the division involved with all this illegal activity

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    • Coldeadhands says:

      PO’d indeed…and let’s not forget that Devin Nunes has got to be one PO’d individual after that bogus ethics investigation that froze him out of these issues for months. (No doubt hatched by Schiff and his “mini me” Swalwell.)

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  22. Phokencougie says:

    Liked by 2 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      Has anyone noticed how awful Hillary is looking these days? In the recent “b*tches” video she looks like she’s put on 30 pounds and aged 10 years since the election.


      • Pat Frederick says:

        sorry to post this here…but you brought her up–heard Clinton was on the Grammys (whatever the heck for?) but she read a passage from that stupid drivel of a book about President Trump being afraid of being poisoned so he eats at McD’s or some such nonsense. My initial thought? she was instructing minions to take the cyanide over the deal…


  23. WSB says:

    My understanding is that the Executive Branch has the opportunity to ‘Raise no Objection’, which they have already done.



  24. TreeClimber says:

    Not pertinent, but every time I see his picture I think again how Rosenstein looks like someone behind the counter at a GameStop.


  25. Festering Boil says:

    Good luck with Goodlatte everyone.

    I think he is part of the cabal and is only retiring to help sink the investigation and leave Trump high and dry when Mueller tries to indict.

    “He was elected as the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee in 2013 and has notably rejected calls for the impeachment proceedings of President Barack Obama and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen because of the lack of substantive cause.[1][2] In 2017, Goodlatte presided over a GOP effort, conducted in a secret session, to weaken the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, a move widely criticized by House leaders and the opposition party”. 

    So, he has a pretty bad history as well so highly doubtful.

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  26. AH_C says:

    Either way works for me. The real decider is only what they know and how they think best to time it for maximum impact.


  27. Another Scott says:

    There’s a typo in this sentence: “There is a great deal of intellectual dishonesty within media as they discuss the FBI and DOJ demanding to see the Nunes memo prior to its release.” – the word “intellectual” was accidentally included….

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  28. South Col says:

    The Republicans, 80% of whom are Trump haters or find him “distasteful”, can do whatever they like with these “investigations” in the House and or Senate. It’s called a majority.
    They don’t want to.
    Hanging PDJT out to dry and catch the wind is their preferred move.

    They want their lobbyist payment sinecures unchanged. “How’s a fella to make a buck for his retirement otherwise?”


    • covfefe999 says:

      I don’t understand why you or anyone else declares that we’ve lost. Are you trying to bring everyone down? Trying to make everyone hopelessly pessimistic?

      Trump won the election. Sometimes good overcomes evil.

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Patriot1783 says:

    “Obama Administration weaponized the FBI and DOJ”
    and would like to add also with their talking heads, pen, paper & camera… the US media.


  30. Meremortal says:

    Trump already knows what he’s going to say and he’s not reading these comments. Turn on the TV tomorrow night and listen.


  31. De Oppresso Liber says:

    There’s still much, much more to be revealed as well; we haven’t seen anything, as of this weekend, which implicates anyone above Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. I’m patiently waiting, like everyone else, for the President to go nuclear and declassify everything…..everything.


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