Executive Branch Now Has Custody of Intel Memo For Review Prior to Release…

The media narrative engineers are busy at work attempting to cloud the constitutional framework behind the accurate, lawful, sequence of steps surrounding the Nunes House Intel Memo.  Don’t fall for the tricks.

The legislative branch has now voted in committee to declassify the House Intelligence Memo on FISA-702 abuse, and systemic fraudulent DOJ/FBI use therein.  The memo has been sent to the executive branch for review and public release approval.

The White House has five days to review. Any DOJ or FBI officials who have a position against public release are now responsible to make their case known to the Office of the President who is in charge of them, and the executive branch.

Specifically because the Chief Executive (President Trump) granted permission for FBI Director Christopher Wray to see the intelligence memo prior to the House Intel vote; Director Wray and Asst. AG Rosenstein had an obligation to debrief the executive on their findings. That’s why Wray and Rosenstein were at the West Wing yesterday.  However, the vote last evening transferred the declassification decision to the executive.

Likely the National Security Council, the Office of Legal Counsel, and all relevant Intelligence agency heads will have an opportunity to review and provide input prior to President Trump giving his final approval for declassification and making the document public.  Tweet,.. not accidental:

Following the constitutional framework, POTUS Trump now holds all the cards.

Anticipating the executive branch wanting the Tuesday and Wednesday’s media cycles to remain focused on the Presidential State of the Union address, don’t anticipate the memo release prior to late Wednesday (earliest), or, more likely, Thursday.

President Trump has keen political instincts on best timing.

With the executive holding the memo, opposing political talking-points will now shift their narrative and claim the President is undermining the DOJ and FBI with a pending release.  Opposition does not want the memo released.  It’s just pantomime politics.

The executive branch IS the DOJ and FBI; the President cannot, therefore, undermine himself.  Media opposition have worked earnestly for two years to create a false illusion of the intelligence apparatus being separate from the executive branch, they’re not. President Trump is the Chief Executive over all the agencies; just like President Obama was accountable for James Comey (FBI) and Loretta Lynch (DOJ) previously.

Then again, the prior political abuse by those agencies explains the reasoning for the media’s attempt to conflate the structure of government.  By creating a false separation they are, in essence, also protecting Obama from the discovery of any prior malfeasance within the executive branch Justice Department: James Comey, Andrew McCabe (FBI), or Loretta Lynch and Sally Yates (DOJ) et al.

Traditionally, Democrats would look to dilute any pending damage from the declassification release by leaking to the media the content therein.  However, in this example, until actually released by the executive, any leaks of content by the legislative branch are felony releases of classified intelligence.   And, remember, there’s a leak task force looking for an opportunity to cull oppositional leakers.

No doubt the corrupt officials within the FBI and DOJ, and especially those who transferred over to Robert Muellers team, have already told their media allies what to anticipate.  However, if the media release their scripts too soon those black hats are, like the legislative branch, at risk of having leaked classified intelligence.

The memo remains classified, until President Trump says it is not.  So it’s best to wait and see how President Trump, and the aligned White Hats, have decided to play this out.

Lastly, keep in mind the memo is not the valuable commodity in this move. The intelligence behind the memo is what’s important.

The more the opposition fights against the memo, the more momentum there is to declassify and release the underlying supportive documents.  Ultimately, that’s the goal. President Trump would want to draw all fire upon him and the memo bringing increased attention to it, and simultaneously providing support to release the underlying evidence.

The FBI and DOJ, or their immediate intelligence superior, DNI Dan Coats, can declassify all the underlying documents if needed; so long as they go through the appropriate channels – which means asking the Chief Executive (President Trump) for authority to do so; and going through the process of seeking input from all parties of interest including the National Security Council.   Ultimately all declassification needs executive approval.

That’s the same process of declassification previously used, and conveniently overlooked in all discussion by the media, when ODNI Dan Coats declassified the April 2017 FISA court opinion revealing the historic DOJ/FBI FISA-702 abuse reported by NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers.

Ultimately, not only does President Trump hold authority over public release of the Intelligence Memo, President Trump also holds the declassification authority for all underlying evidence used in creating the memo.

Now you see why the Democrats were/are so apoplectic about how brilliantly Chairman Nunes gamed out the strategy.  That’s why Democrats and Media were so violently trying to besmirch Nunes personally.  He strategically outmatched them – and they were counting on using the compartmented structure of internal classified intelligence to keep the most damaging information hidden away from public view.

Where things are today appears to have been well thought out since sometime around April, May or June of 2017.

Key strategists: Dan Coats (DNI), Admiral Rogers (NSA), Chairman Nunes (House Intel), Chairman Goodlatte (House Judiciary) and Chairman Grassley (Senate Judiciary); against the complimentary timeline of Inspector General Michael Horowitz and his year-long Justice Department investigation.

None of this is random.  All of this is sequential.

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1,185 Responses to Executive Branch Now Has Custody of Intel Memo For Review Prior to Release…

  1. budmc says:

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    • LDave says:

      Although it hasn’t been mentioned lately, early reports about the Nunes memo said that it goes into other Obama era scandals, including Benghazi. Connection to Shearer?

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  2. 2 thoughts on possible meaning of Q’s APACHE:
    note: Geronimo was an Apache

    1. Administration may possibly have someone in custody
    *explanation – if indeed the SEALs had bin laden’s body during the raid, their Code Signal was “For God and Country, Geronimo Geronimo Geronimo”
    Also, Q very often posts “For God and Country”

    2. Geronimo in Spanish translates to Jerome
    *explanation – Dr. Jerome Corsi has been doing excellent decoding with the chans on cbts stream (you can find all past videos) Was Q signaling to Jerome Corsi he is on track in his decoding of Q’s posts and keep going in that direction

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  3. Whether PDJT will do something interesting at the SOTU ……Remember all the bill clinton women on the dais after he called the msm in for a “special” meeting……….

    🙂

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  4. ej says:

    Was Rosenstein actually part of the Wray + 2 that Nunes invited to see the Memo? I assumed he was a black hat and find it troubling that he was invited. Maybe they are setting him up?

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  5. Ziiggii says:

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  6. Caius Lowell says:

    When I see Schiff speak, I can’t help but think of Chapter 7 of the book, _Spy the Lie_: “The Wrath of the Liar” Chapter 7 of _Spy the Lie_, “The Wrath of the Liar” https://books.google.com/books?id=FG1tAwAAQBAJ

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  7. mitrom says:

    I’m a little worried that some of Trump’s advisors (McMasters, etc.) might try to get him to remove some of the more incriminating info in the memo using the excuse that its hurting our national security. Nunes and his investigators know what’s damaging to our national security so if they are ok with releasing the info in the memo, it is probably good to go.

    We need to keep pushing Trump, Congress, DOJ/OIG to appoint a second special prosecutor to fully investigate and charge the perpetrators. These traitors can not get away with what they did with just a slap on the wrist.

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    • ej says:

      Brit Hume was totally against that idea yesterday. President Trump should appoint Justice Kennedy to do it, so they can replace him. He is fair and neutral being the middle guy of 9.

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  8. highdezertgator says:

    ABC radio top-o-the-hour news break is calling it “The Russian Memo”
    MSM toads just can’t and won’t ever let it go!

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    • phoenixRising says:

      they haven’t seen the memo… Deep State is telling them their script by way of CIA drops at 4 a.m. (if they’re still dropping… otherwise, Deep State MSM is just ‘winging’ it…

      Don’t expect any different from Deep State MSM. Until they’re cleaned out, sold out, shut out, destroyed in some manner… they are the mouthpiece for Deep State

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        Help me out, Treepers, ‘cuz apparently I’ve missed something.

        When Schiff did his press conference yesterday he was ticked off because the Nunes memo was not accompanied by supporting documentation when the committee voted on it.

        In other words, when The Memo is ultimately released to we unwashed masses, he wants documents proving the claims released with it. He then went on to cry abt his little memo not being voted thru committee so it can be released, too. He didn’t mention that he would release the documents that would prove his memo to be factual.

        He wants Nunes to put up documentation to prove his memo, but Schiff doesn’t have to put up documents that would prove his??

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        • Jim in TN says:

          Schiff also did not tell anybody that the R’s did not get to read his memo before voting on it.

          Nor did he thank the R’s for doing the same thing with his memo that they did with Nunes’ memo, vote that every house member should have the right to read it.

          And follow the logic. To release the Nunes supporting documents, you have to have massive releases of FISC and other secret documents. NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.

          Get the biased drift?

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        • Thecleaner says:

          Schiff is either gambling that Nunes wont try to release the source intelligence at all, or banking that if he does it will have enough redactions to allow Schiff to claim that proper context cannot be derived because of the redactions…if they are released, it must be UNREDACTED to remove this narrative that will be pounded endlessly by the MSM to discredit the memo and Nunes.
          Schiff will then claim that his memo is just as believable given the known facts if there are any redactions…and you know whos memo will be served up as gospel by the MSM.

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    • trumpthepress says:

      I used to get upset about that stuff. Now I just smile. They are helping us in so many ways. Picture commercials with them saying this nonsense in a collage with dates on them. It’s almost not fair at this point. Hopefully they continue, since it gives them even less credibility, if that’s possible.

      Liked by 11 people

      • LBB says:

        Smile indeed . Just like how much we enjoy watching election night compilations , we will have the after Russia series that will very much the same.

        Liked by 3 people

      • ForGodandCountry says:

        Very underappreciated post. Candidate for Post Of the Day!

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      • All American Snowflake says:

        I smile a lot these days, myself. When I see some of these clowns, such as Schiff and Pelosi posturing I laugh out loud. Other times I just giggle. Silly Democrats winning if for Trumpsters.

        My happy, carefree attitude simply amazes some of my acquaintances who simply don’t the facts because they have been subjected to all the misinformation in the mainstream media. Don’t believe me? They’ll find out soon enough. LOL LOL LOL

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      • old deplorable owl says:

        Yeah, but – also picture the Stupid Party having sense enough to USE those collages. That has long been the problem…………..

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      • highdezertgator says:

        Most of the time I can let it slide; however, I live among a large sheeple herd of the unwashed smug Prog_Libs and I just feel like I want to put it in Low 4X4 and run over their Hybrid Subarus…. Then I ask my Lord to wash the Malevolence from my heart! Praise God!

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    • Rino Hunters United! says:

      The MSM is ‘DESPERATE’ to build the Obstruction charge …. yet Trump has given Mueller everything tens of thousands of pages and documents – WITH NO DELAYS!!! – even 20 White House staffers have been ‘interviewed’….

      most open White House ever.

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      • All American Snowflake says:

        Mueller wants to stay employed in order to make the Trump Administration pay for its own destruction. This is the definition of evil in government.

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  9. kea says:

    I sense I need popcorn. Lots and lots of popcorn….

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  10. Mr. Grabby says:

    Methinks Sundance is taking a well-deserved break. He, and all of us will need a respite as we are about to be deluged with from heaven, and the enemies of Truth, and the Prince of Darkness shall appear. Put on the full armor of God. Long live the republic!

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  11. Another Scott says:

    So the timing might go something like:

    1. Nunes memo this week
    2. Schiff counter memo 2-3 weeks from now (March ish)
    3. Heated debate March-April.
    4. “Let’s settle this debate by releasing underlying intelligence docs” starting April
    5. Intelligence docs released May-June.
    6. Big assumption is there are items in the underlying intelligence that make Clinton campaign, Obama admin, and the Democrat party look very bad.

    That sounds like perfect timing to slow down the Democrats in the 2018 election cycle. It would be a disaster of epic proportions if the Democrats took back control of the house or senate, all their slimy tricks would be swept back under the rug. Also there are the efforts by Senator Grassley and Inspector General Horowitz happening in parallel to the Nunes “memo” effort. This is epic political drama we are witnessing, once in a lifetime stuff….

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    • David A says:

      Plus MULTIPLE DOJ investigations of HRC happening now, likely to expand and multiply.

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    • Kaco says:

      I think my state’s primary is in May, ours is closed but I don’t know if other states have open like Georgia had that got Moore in, from what I understand.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Too slow for me. I want some cases being tried, with evidence exposed, before we get serious about the election season.

      What is most important for timing for the 2018 election season is to prevent voter fraud in all the “necessary states,” Maybe California and New York are a step too far for this year, but many other states could/should be brought into line before November. At least tax-payer funding of communist causes from the federal (and foreign) level should be excluded.

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    • NJF says:

      You forgot that Horowitz’s report is slated to drop—you mean like a MOAB— in March. He he

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  12. beach lover says:

    Unless I didn’t hear correctly, Rush just stated that sources are telling him POTUS will give release of the Memo tonight.

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    • JoD says:

      Beach
      That’s what I heard, too.
      Memo to be released tonight after the SOTU speech.
      Also, Limbaugh just said that the FBI has reviewed the report and found that there are NO factual inaccuracies…

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    • MVW says:

      Absolutely not, the memo will just be a greater distraction than it is already… unless that is the intent??? Blunt the force of the memo and his speech? Does not make sense.

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      • His speech was never going to be a big factor. The media would see to that. We will love it. Everyone else would ignore the positives and search for anything to base negatives on. The whole before and after speech narrative will be about how awful it will be/was. Now the narrative moves to the memo, with them still saying it was deceptive and awful, but everyone desperately trying to quote from it. Which means the maximum likelihood the information will get out.

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      • James F says:

        The memo is a distraction now?

        Everything besides the memo is a distraction.

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      • Thecleaner says:

        Release it immediately after the speech, just when the first of 10 Dem rebuttal speeches are set to begin….Trump knows thd speech is the speech…,the MSM narrative of the speech will take over after that…shut them up.

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      • Steven says:

        What if it is released during Democrats’ multiple rebukes? Nothing would move the attention on them elsewhere faster than the memo release!

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    • Hopefully read with the SOTU Speech..
      Some folks are against this..
      My take is this..
      ALL the Fake News networks are Broadcasting the SOTU speech..
      Reading the #Memo will bring SUNLIGHT to millions of folks that otherwise won’t even know whats happening, because the FakeNews Networks will NOT cover it’s release, (unless forced to).

      I cannot think of a better way to expose ALL these crooks at once, Shining Sunlight for everyone to see..
      While speaking, Have ICE round up & aress those ILLEGAL Thugs that are supposed to be attending…
      While reading the #MEMO, have folks come in and AREEST these seditious traitors attending.. Watch them wail/holla & scream on live TV while being arrested, THAT would be just, just,, EPIC! better than PPV TV… Lord I’d pay good money to watch..
      (I can DREAM can’t I ) 😉

      Greatest SOTU speech EVA!

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      • Neural says:

        That *would* be glorious. Can we please add: “While reading the #MEMO, have the US Military roll into Sacremento, Seattle, Denver, etc. and take back control of our rogue states.”

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    • The Heretic says:

      He is guessing. But, that would catch them with their pants down. Not a wonderful thought, but thankfully many of the more unsavory Dem characters will not be in attendance tonight.

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  13. MVW says:

    Some, off this board in the land of those that listen to leftists, say that DhimmiRats and Venezuela leftists (one in the same) will disbelieve the memo, will think Trump is evil, Trump is utilizing the Executive branch to target Dhimmis, and will then they will get violent and hateful.

    Hmmmm. I say, yeah, and the sun will be up tomorrow too, memo or not. Nothing special about either prediction. It is what the Dhimmi’s and the sun do…

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  14. 4harrisonblog says:

    Here comes the counter measures.
    Second Trump-Russia dossier being assessed by FBI
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/30/trump-russia-collusion-fbi-cody-shearer-memo

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    • from the Article–> “The second memo was written by Cody Shearer, a controversial political activist and former journalist who was close to the Clinton White House in the 1990s.”

      I wouldn’t read to much into this..

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      • Cody Schearer is mixed up with Sid Blumenthal and his friend with the paid military force…Orbis?
        Brother-in-law was in Clinton State Dept, used connection to get $$ from guy mixed up in genocide…
        All around liar & really bad scumbag. So yeah, I’m sure the Democrats hang on his every word.

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    • phoenixRising says:

      It’s NOT a 2nd dossier… it is a duplicate of the first, per Katica’s tweet to Sundance minutes ago.

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      • Eaglemom says:

        I bet Christopher Steele never wrote any memo. The only memo written was probably the one by Cody Shearer to be used as opposition research or smears against Trump for the 2016 campaign. His brother works for Mother Jones. I think they gave the research to Steele to give some weight to the “raw” intelligence to hand off to FBI. Ex spy , worked with FBI in the past, blah, blah, blah.

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    • LBB says:

      Several people have been posting info on who this Shearer gentleman is. I thought this one from National Review June 2015 had some insights to the slimy Clinton’s (both) buddy. Also, our own David Bossie has had dealings with him. I pulled David’s two references out.

      “David Bossie, now the president of the conservative political-action committee Citizens United, first uncovered Shearer’s role in the Bosnia negotiations as a GOP researcher on the House Oversight Committee in the 1990s. The State Department’s inspector general opened an investigation into Shearer’s actions in 1999, but it was never publicly released. “It was just one of those things that fell by the wayside,” says Bossie. “And then the Clintons leave office and it’s all forgotten.” Citizens United is now asking the State Department to release the investigation’s results.””

      “Bossie says the House Select Committee on Benghazi has been notified of Shearer’s past indiscretions in Bosnia and believes that history will prove instructive as to what he was up to in Libya — and on whose behalf.”

      http://www.nationalreview.com/article/419131/meet-cody-shearer-strangest-character-hillarys-vast-left-wing-conspiracy-brendan

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    • FBI fighting back. The cabal lives! The Big Ugly is coming. Ready for the zippo.

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  15. History Teaches says:

    Never underestimate the deviousness of the MSM.

    I’m sure there have been meetings/discussions about a counter narrative ready to be simaltaneously released immediately after the memo itself becomes public.

    All it takes is ‘willing suspension of disbelief’ to ignore the damning facts and live in an alternative universe where Trump is always guilty of something and never vindicated

    Do not expect a consensus surrender and collective show of honesty or humility. The left is too invested in their narrative to ever step back and amend a thing.

    It’s all civil war all the time.

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  16. Ziiggii says:

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  17. Super Biff says:

    Trump should tweet the memo, 140 characters at a time! 🙂

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  18. Ziiggii says:

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  19. budmc says:

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  20. phoenixRising says:

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  21. ForGodandCountry says:

    WARNING TO ALL RE: WHAT IS COMING & BLACK HAT PUSHBACK

    From Joe “Turncoat” Scarborough this AM:

    “[M]any who did read Nunes’ memo say that it falsely summarize the reality and it’s filled with all these falsehoods and these misleading conclusions all in an attempt to slur law enforcement officers that Donald Trump targeted them for a political purge. So, this is a cynical game that Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy and Devin Nunes and anybody that empowers Devin Nunes is playing.”

    The “Morning Joe” co-host equated the release of the memo to a “twisted, distorted lie” and said it serves President Donald Trump.

    “So Ryan and Nunes want to release a half-truth that turns out to be a whole lie — a twisted, distorted lie,” he added. “Since Ryan thinks the public will learn the full facts, he and Nunes can skate by on their lie. They can smear the men and women of the FBI. They can spear the professionals at the Justice Department who said this would be really reckless to put out there. They can even smear distinguished FISA judges, and they can smear the entire intelligence community by extension all to take part in a sleazy political purge that we’ve been seeing unfolding before our eyes to feed the paranoid and maniacal desires of Donald Trump.”

    =====================================

    Do you see how this scumbag and those like him operate?

    >>>>Do you see how he claims the GOP is out to smear the entire FBI and DOJ and “the entire intelligence community by extension”…not just bad, partisan elements within it?<<<<
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    Do you see how Scarborough is tee-ing up the Deep State argument for all it's marxist/Goebbelist zombies…that what is coming is "a sleazy political purge that we’ve been seeing unfolding before our eyes to feed the paranoid and maniacal desires of Donald Trump."???

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    • Betty says:

      That is why I wish so much testimony from Comey and others weren’t always hidden from the public.

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    • Deb says:

      It’s projection. We need to explain to people what projection is, and how the left uses it.

      Their favorite defense is to accuse their enemies of doing what they have done.

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    • Patsy says:

      Time to reopen the investigation into the death of Lori from Joey’s congressional office. She was best friend of Chandra Levy and Joey was besties with Gary Conduit. Florida coroner who did exam has had many findings overturn due to unscrupulous practices.

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  22. Phil Garber says:

    Since James Comey is an aficionado of scripture passages, here is one for him which I think is appropriate for this moment in time:

    Also I will make justice the measuring line,
    And righteousness the plummet;
    The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
    And the waters will overflow the hiding place.

    Isaiah 28:17

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  23. Spot on Sundance — 100%. After 41 years as a “spook” you are absolutely correct. POTUS can declassify on a whim. He has ultimate control over all US secrets — period. Of course the House vote gives him cover — but understand he does NOT need it. If he wants the world to know then BINGO — it is out there — POTUS says so

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  24. phoenixRising says:

    American people no longer believe the deep state MSM…
    Americans people will believe the Memo.

    PS – Dems make a huge mistake in setting up illegals to interrupt the SOTU address. American people will dig in their heels even further against the illegals. American children are dreamers too. In fact, most illegals calling themselves ‘dreamers’ are NOT children.

    Bring those adult illegals in Democrats… let America see that they are and have been old enough for a long time to go through the legal process to become citizens. Non citizens have NO PLACE at a State of the Union Address being made to American citizens.

    Dems’ actions will backfire on them. Americans are tired really tired of their elected representatives caring more about illegals than citizens. Didn’t the Dems get their butts kicked over the Tax Reform Bill and Sumer’s Shutdown? Guess some people are dense… have to sometimes hit donkeys with a 2×4 to get their attention.

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  25. NJF says:

    According to Catherine Herridge at fox

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  26. G. Alistar says:

    I think perhaps the saddest commentary on all this is that we see no outrage on the part of the left. While the GOP politicians are certainly NOT perfect….I believe in my heart that were the shoe on the other foot, they would indeed be angry with the corruption and abuse. Hope the electorate remembers this in several months when voting for the ten senate seats in states that DJT, won.

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  27. 4beagles says:

    ? Are proper Ids required to be in attendance at tonight’s SOTU ?

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    • Roger Duroid says:

      You’d think there is considerable prior screening of participants at any place where PDJT is present. I don’t mean physical inspection, but background checks, etc prior to tickets/admission being granted.

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  28. phoenixRising says:

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    • phoenixRising says:

      Sundance…
      The ‘priest’ – is he really a good guy… that Comey wanted to take the fall for him?

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      • datagooroo says:

        Or, more likely, he is a black hat that cares more about his own a$$ then his “black hat friends” and is getting back at Comey for throwing him under the bus.

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        • JohnP says:

          Either way it’s a win. Like I said yesterday, none of these guys are “good soldiers”. There isn’t a G. Gordon Liddy in the bunch.

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          • Patsy says:

            And Admiral Rogers did his audit and stopped the dirty practices. Then Clapper and Comey were going to fire him. Admiral Rogers stuck it to them and bypassed COC. He flew to NY and met with Pres. elect Trump and blew this wide open. True hero for America.

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      • MTK says:

        In the end, i would not be surprised, if many of the so called bad actors turn out to be part of the foil that internal knew something needed to done about cough, cough.

        PS. Sundance should leading the list of candidates for a Pulitzer.

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  29. WVNed says:

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  30. getfitnow says:

    As always, the simplest explanation is most likely the correct one. VDH nails it.

    FTA – Had Hillary Clinton polled ten points behind Donald Trump in early 2016, we’d have none of these scandals — not because those involved were moral actors (none were), but because Hillary would have been considered yesterday’s damaged goods and not worth any extra-legal exposure taken on her behalf.

    In short, such hubris was not just what Peter Strzok in August 2016 termed an “insurance policy” against an unlikely Trump victory. Instead, the Clinton and Obama officials believed that it was within the administrative state’s grasp and their perceived political interest not just to beat but to destroy and humiliate Donald Trump — and by extension all the distasteful deplorables and irredeemables he supposedly had galvanized.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455885/expected-clinton-victory-explains-federal-employee-wrongdoing

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    • 4beagles says:

      my favorite part was……

      And Barack Obama? We now know that he himself used an alias to communicate at least 20 times with Hillary on her private, non-secure gmail account. But Obama lied on national TV, saying he learned of Hillary’s illegal server only when the rest of the nation did, by reading the news. Would he have dared to lie so publicly if he’d assumed that Trump’s presidency was imminent? Would he ever have allowed his subordinates to use the dossier to obtain FISA warrants and pass around and unmask the resulting surveillance transcripts if he’d seen Trump as the likely winner and a potentially angered president with powers to reinvestigate all these illegal acts?

      We sometimes forget that Barack Obama, not candidate Hillary Clinton, was president when the FBI conducted the lax investigation of the email scandal, when Loretta Lynch outsourced her prosecutorial prerogatives to James Comey, when the FBI trafficked with the Clinton-funded Fusion GPS dossier, when various DOJ and FBI lawyers requested FISA-approved surveillance largely on the basis of a fraudulent document, and when administration officials unmasked and leaked the names of American citizens.

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      • WVNed says:

        And to understand just how big a putz Obama was consider that Obama is the last line of defense to get to Hillery. Not the other way around.

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  31. David Goodspeed says:

    If it would make the Democrats feel any better we’ll oblige them by printing…

    RUSSIA
    RUSSIA
    RUSSIA….

    On their orange prison jump suits.

    BWAHAHA!

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  32. David Goodspeed says:

    If it would make the Democrats feel any better we’ll oblige them by printing…

    RUSSIA!
    RUSSIA!
    RUSSIA!….

    On their orange prison jump suits.

    BWAHAHA!

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  33. Summer says:

    I wonder if the memo contains only the facts that are already known, i.e., the Memo is “just” a summary of the previously leaked/disclosed information, kind of official confirmation with footnotes, or we are going to learn something new in addition to what we already know.

    Will all our questions be answered? Probably not. Let us hope this much hyped Memo lives up to expectations and answers at least some important questions. If the communist party’s (Schiff and Co.) hysterical reaction is any indication, hopefully, schiff is about to hit the proverbial fan. Getting a bit too close for comfort to Imam Hussein? Trump called him sick and identified Hussein as the one who ordered the illegal wiretaps. He went straight to the source of corruption. He didn’t tweet “sick FBI” or “sick DoJ.”

    Can’t wait.

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  34. phoenixRising says:

    April Lejune has a vid out

    wherein she states the following:

    “DACA is not even and EO (Executive Order)…it is a ‘memo’ drafted by traitor 44 to Homeland Security and the only reference to DACA is a speech in the Rose Garden on June 15, 2012 which a mention of “using a pen as a weapon”. Hussein specifically says if Congress puts a bill on his desk he would sign immediately. Shumer & Pelosi failed to do so, and the Dems were in control of the Senate at that time.”

    you all can think of that what you will… doesn’t sound to me as though the Dems ever wanted to actually do anything. There is NO DACA – there never was…

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  35. I apologize if this seems too off topic, but I was just over at TGPundit and they were saying ‘shock poll’ (Jim over uses ‘shock’) that any type of DACA would lost Trump his base. I wrote this in reply because I think it’s over weighting a poll that is too broad and too ambiguous and too hypothetical. I think it is a bit condescending too, as if the masses can be so easily riled and driven from rational thought:

    The question becomes, do we really believe that his base is as ignorant as the left, unwilling to listen if he is able to explain,’merit based’ inclusion, documented ASSIMILATION and evident purging of criminal and cheap vote getters?

    I question any poll that asks a very broad question and doesn’t ask people whether or not they believe that Trump’s support is so ‘delicate’ that the trust that they have placed in him so far, which has continued to garner progress, cannot be continued if he is able to explain?

    People forget that he has been working on all of this immigration stuff WITH THE MILITARY and WITH LOYAL police, since long before he was elected.

    Are we so fickle as the never trumpers and the left that one very broad issue, just by being named DACA, when in fact it could be a project that looks nothing like our black/white brains had considered, is going to have us turn like a flash mob on him?

    Will it not mean, if the base turns on him, that the clear and evident present lack of anyone else, who thinks even marginally like Trump, will make us vulnerable to a crazy lunatic like Barack Obamination being nominated because we didn’t turn out to vote like a bunch of snowflake liberals?

    I don’t think that Trump would do anything without explaining in very clear terms his methodical plans. I don’t think that we would be waking up one day to his doing an Obama imperial decree that catches us by surprise.

    I don’t believe that and it disheartens me that a question that is very very hypothetical and very broad would be viewed as having so much weight.

    I think we are better than broad and obscure polls, but that is just me thinking that common sense and loyalty to someone, who clearly never had to leave the comfort and safety of his home to fight this enormous battle, is a sign of character and courage that I expect the Trump base to possess.

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    • abdiesus says:

      I think there are a number of ways to look at this sort of poll. One is, as I’ve stated a number of times, there is no reason for those of us outside the negotiating room to pre-preemptively give away anything, especially when we are in a position of strength. In fact there are many reasons for us to go on record, as those who responded to this poll evidently did, with a very strong statement of our position.

      For one thing, if you just look back historically, every time Republicans have preemptively given away ground, they have always lost “Bigly.” But more importantly precisely when Trump is in the process of negotiating, we need to play our role, which is to stand firm and thus provide cover for our President as he negotiates.

      On the one hand, we obviously need to let Trump be Trump, but on the other hand *We* don’t need to give anything away, nor should we.

      What makes this difficult for many people is that they can’t wrap their mind around the idea that Trump is going to throw out things as negotiating positions which may or may not ever happen. But many people seem to think that if they themselves ever publicly state a position that is even a tiny bit different from what Trump has publicly thrown out on the table as a negotiating position (or ploy, or trolling his opposition) that somehow that means they are betraying Trump.

      Hogwash.

      We should stand firm with all the things that Trump campaigned on, and that he listed as non-negotiable “END” chain migration, “END” the lottery, BUILD the wall, “END” catch and release, REQUIRE E-verify, etc. etc. And at the *same* time, we must recognize that Trump is going to get the best deal he can, and there is often a lot more going on in any negotiating than appears on the surface.

      So don’t be afraid to take a firm public position that holds Trump to everything that he campaigned on. That’s not betraying Trump, that *supporting* him in his negotiating position.

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  36. phoenixRising says:

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  37. mashall says:

    Entirely too many unelected appointees getting in the way of my duly elected President Trump.

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  38. How many of you would agree that Trump is not really after Hillary? She is a small fry! He wants the kenyan boy! That’s big fry! All roads will lead to him! Watch!

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  39. Peter Rabbit says:

    Our Lion will NOT miss the SOTU opportunity to reference the FISA memo, if not directly, than obliquely so that all will know what he means. MSM will go crazy.

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  40. Sandra-VA says:

    Just heard on FBN a short while ago that Sarah Sanders debunked the releasing of the memo anytime soon… apparently, the President hasn’t even SEEN the memo yet! Who is keeping it from him?

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  41. scott467 says:

    “None of this is random. All of this is sequential.”

    _________________

    When does the lit Zippo get tossed in the gas-filled trench.

    When do the perp-walks start.

    Because until it actually HAPPENS, it’s a complete leap-of-faith that it will EVER happen.

    And we’ve been suspended over the canyon like Wile E. Coyote for a long time now…

    Nobody look down…

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  42. MTK says:

    Self referencing clip from this article.

    Media opposition have worked earnestly for two years to create a false illusion of the intelligence apparatus being separate from the executive branch, they’re not. President Trump is the Chief Executive over all the agencies; just like President Obama was accountable for James Comey (FBI) and Loretta Lynch (DOJ) previously.

    In my eperiences that is very telling. In that it directly connects the actions of these Exective Governmental Agencies to the Oval Office. So, if the memo is about ‘rogue’ officials politicizing their departments that one thing, but if the memo is in addition about President Obama receiving PDBs through the whole process, ie status updates, then that is something entirely else.

    That means President Obama took an active interest in the progress of the actions taken by those directly under his Administration.

    Then again, the safe bet was candidate Clinton, could not possibly loss against the reality TV star candidate, nor loss against the tweeting front runner, or then the RNC nominated candidate. Plus, if even there exist a remote possibility candidate Trump wins with his MAGA message, against the most prepared and qualified candidate in the history of the United States of America. It is never going to happen, this is politically a ‘safe bet’.

    But if it does, there is always plan B. An ‘insurance policy’ to ensnare a President Trump in a whirwind of the swamp’s making.

    How could PDJT not fail to make a move that leads to an impeachment hearing. Oh, the win-win of it all. If he loses never going to see the light of day. If he wins, Big Government will win big time in the end, we will make those deplorables regret they ever woke up and voted that day.

    That about sum it up.

    Here is what PDJT did!!!, Just watch the SOTU address for the recap of it all.

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  43. phoenixRising says:

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  44. simicharmed says:

    If only…The imbeciles could simply concede the election of 2016! Imagine the precedent these fools have set for everything going forward…idiot Democrats have not only imploded themselves…they have changed “rules” they will have forever regretted. With that in mind and what WE have witnessed to date…there clearly must have been monumental illegal activity occurring for this entire “event” to have ever taken place and then exposed! Almost brings a “fear” to myself of what is in store for this Nation! Not a fear for myself but a “fear” for this Nation and what will soon be exposed…

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  45. Carl says:

    [Q] keep rocking on.

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  46. Angry Dumbo says:

    President Trump has keen political instincts on best timing. – SD

    Still have the cold anger, but I’d like to enjoy this moment.

    Okay, I enjoyed the moment.

    No deals.

    Hard time.

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  47. iwitness02 says:

    Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
    For,, behold, the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
    Isaiah 26: 20, 21

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