FISA Memo Release – Here It Is…

The House Intelligence Committee released the much anticipated memo on Friday afternoon.  (pdf here) Full Memo Embed Below.  The memo discusses abuses involving FISA, or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, during the 2016 election.




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1,235 Responses to FISA Memo Release – Here It Is…

    • Rynn69 says:

      I am beginning to think Jeff Sessions’ face needs to be on one of those dominoes. Do they realize our democracy ends if this is not rectified, with a complete cleaning out and people brought to justice? There is ZERO faith left in the “fidelity, bravery, and integrity” in the FBI as per their seal, the DOJ, and other top officials at other agencies. This is outrageous.

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      • South Col says:

        Look, the aim of 99% of the political class, Rep and Dem, is that the system goes on with minimal disruption. Some sacrificial lambs and a “new broom” are just part of damage control. Even people you might think are on PDJT’s side…. Sessions, Pence and 3 out of 4 Secretaries are in that category.

        Donald Trump and a few staff and a few Secretaries stand absolutely alone…..hopefully with enough Deplorable American voters to prevail.

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      • cali says:

        This memo opened Pandora’s box the leaders of the involved agencies did not take into consideration. Their hubris blinded them beginning with targeting Michael Flynn – a patriot and MI who took his responsibility to this republic very seriously.
        Michael Flynn knows where all the bodies are buried including the treason of Bowe Bergdahl and the supposedly raid on the Obama compound. Not all is it appeared to be. Michael Flynn was targeted long before this Mueller found a way to charge him. This charge and removal from the appointed advisor to DT was payback for arousing rage by Hussein.
        Michael Flynn gave a very long interview in the K/London Review to none other than Sy Hirsh where he exposed unlawful acts by Obama et al as well as a detailed account involving Bergdahl and MI he and his team collected. he kept a journal as well as one for the supposed raid hatched to be re-elected that was not OBL. It was all for optics ad treacherous ones at best. There was more including the purge of over 200 patriotic generals simply because they weren’t left field.
        Michael Flynn also built a case involving human trafficking involving children abducted for pleasure of the elite across the political landscape and more. that involved Hillary, Obama and other well know worshipped individuals. I leave the rest to the coming exposure because it is so evil.
        So yes – Michael Flynn is the man that will blow up the hierarchy in our government and beyond. After his major fall-out with Hussein he desired to retire from active duty.
        This memo is the start of much worse to come. It is the worst to come because president Trump and his team pose a serious threat to all of them not only here in the US but abroad as well.
        I have high hope that this president will succeed to take down not only the swamp but the globalists themselves. There are on notice! The Mockingbird media will be the start of the takedown so as to stop the propaganda news telling viewers how and what to think. We know how they operate and that will come to an end. Not one minute too soon!
        In the meantime please pray for our men and women in our Armed Forces as well as president Donald Trump, his family including his team and administration.


    • MAJA says:

      Our Lion looked like he didn’t get much sleep last night. Take care of yourself!! Your army of warriors are standing with you.


  1. JOHN CLOAKEY says:

    Did not Clapper state the dossier was not used for the first FISA? FBI were tracking Page and Manafort. So, what mole invited them into the Trump Team so the FBI could now monitor these two plus, now Trump? Kushner? Priebus? Anyone know? There was a mention of Sessions. I say he is too dumb! These guys got pushed on the team by whom?


  2. Donna in Oregon says:

    Celebration! Finally, the secret government we’ve been forced to support is forced to admit a tiny glimmer of truth.

    We knew they were spying. On all of us. Now our worst fears have come to light that government spying leads to manufactured evidence created by secret US courts. This is bad. This is what Libertarians warned us about!

    There’s a certain let-down as each piece of truth becomes part of history. It does not matter what the naysayers proclaim, the Swamp can and must be destroyed. This is only the beginning.

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  3. thedoc00 says:

    Got love the irony and hypocrisy of the Democrats, their deep state praetorians and their media allies playing the security card. For over two years thy willingly repeated leaks, sources and leaked classified data to assault Trump….today the effort to prove their data is a lie as well as a deliberate assault on our constitution emerges and now they are concerned for security.

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  4. SEABEE4TRUMP says:

    Instead of Russian Collusion…wouldn’t this be British collusion with the DNC to disrupt the American election process? Who says the British government’s hands are clean….they and the rest of the Europeans are all tied up with globalism! MAGA

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    • Bull Durham says:

      The British Intel is up to its jowls in anti-Trump and Russophobia.

      Just read the news about Britain and Russian military scaring the bejezzus out of the Brits.
      They rave on, they file all the polonium cases, they hide the stolen hundreds of billions the runaway oligarchs took from Russia, and they spy on American citizens for our IC.

      Our “closest” allies. What a joke.

      You can keep the Brits.

      One of the Five Eyes.


    • fedback says:

      Director of GCHQ, the British spy agency, resigned 3 days after Trump’s inauguration. Age 51


    • Oldschool says:

      Imo, that is why Trump has not stepped foot in England. He has travelled the world in this past year, but somehow has not visited our oldest ally.


  5. ForGodandCountry says:


    From the HPSCI:


    1) The Memo is NOT intended to undermine the Special Counsel:
    It is intended to expose past abuses of the FISA process at DOJ and FBI.

    2) The Memo is NOT intended to undermine DOJ or FBI:
    The House’s fulfillment of its constitutional responsibilities enables effective constitutional oversight of those agencies.

    3) The Memo does NOT jeopardize national security:
    The careful release of [formerly] classified information served the public interest, followed House rules, and included Executive Branch review.

    4) The Memo does NOT undermine FISA Section 702:
    It has nothing to do with Section 702, which targets foreigners located overseas.

    5) The Memo does NOT contain any factual errors:
    FBI did not identify any factual errors during its review of the memo.

    6) The Memo does NOT result from cooperation with the White House:
    No one outside the House Intelligence Committee played any role in drafting the memo.

    7) The Memo is NOT a collection of partisan talking points:
    It lays out important facts for the American people about FISA abuses.

    8)The Memo is NOT the product of “secret changes”
    Minor edits were made BEFORE the vote to publicly release the memo, which was procedurally sound.

    9)The Memo is NOT a staff-driven exercise:
    All Committee Republican Members were engaged in the process that led to the memo.

    10) The Committee did NOT suppress the Democrats’ memo
    It voted unanimously to follow the same process for minority memos by first making it available to

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    • As I have repeatedly said in CTH over the years is, “DON’T SAY WHAT YOU ARE NOT!. This is a well-known truism. The correct meaning of the above 10 statements can be correctly understood by removing all the the “NOTs.”


  6. mimbler says:

    Here is Schiff’s objection to the memo. Nothing substantive in my opinion that changes the conclusion of the memo.

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  7. NC Nana says:

    I did not start reading the CTH daily until after President Trump’s nomination in 7/16. I found it was the only reliable place to get information on the nominee. The comments from other readers are also on topic and clear.

    I have continued to read the articles daily because it is the only reliable place to get clear information on ________________.

    As I read the released memo I thought yep knew that, yep knew that etc.

    Thank you Sundance and all the commenters for your dedication to Truth and the American Way. Love you all. NC Nana

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  8. Patriot1783 says:

    So is Dems/Globalists screwing with stock market to draw attention away from memo? I wouldn’t put anything past this crime family.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. NJF says:

    GRRRRR trying to catch up.

    I have several questions. Did Carter Page ever go before any of the congressional committees?

    I remember months ago, he wrote a letter to one of them asking for “his day in court.” in his letter he outlined his various contacts with people in Russia, and IIRC, he had been cleared of any wrongdoing, and then actually worked with our Govt?

    I’m not imaging this right? I thought I saved the letter and now i can’t find it. So if that is all true, why the hell were they still surveilling him?

    I’m going to keep trying to find that letter!


    • beach lover says:

      yes, IIRC. There needs to be some true facts come out about Page. He was a well respected intelligent man with expertise in energy? I believe. He was ask to speak at a symposium in Russia and asked if there would be a problem and they said no… it didnt have anything to do with Trump. But, thats all they needed to tie a connection it looks like. Now, they can look the other way and move mountains to hide Hillary’s actual CRIMES, but lets not bring that up. I am really disgusted. I sure hope there is the 2nd punch coming quickly, this one is a draw with the MSM.

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      • David A says:

        A draw with the MSM? Perhaps, but I think not. The statists behaviour in the SOTU address set up a large percentage ( 72% of independents approved) of Independents to be open minded about Trump AND the memo.

        The hysterical meltdowns by the rabid statists with regard to both the memo and the SOTU work together to push independents towards Trump. Now I know why Trump waited until after the SOTU.

        Also the work of the memo is not done. It is just the opening salvo and it can be strengthened and reinforced by subsequent additional releases, convincing to any rational person and forcing prosecution.

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    • churchmouse says:

      I have a few links on Carter Page, but these are important. The Trump campaign did not want anything to do with him (remove * before copying and pasting):


      Image of letter from Don McGahn to Carter Page:

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  10. Mickturn says:

    Notice the Democrap B@stards put it in at ‘Top Secret’ to keep it hidden…they KNEW it was BOGUS!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. JohnPaulJohnes says:

    I am assuming, with this memo and the OIG report, the DOJ will be taking over the FBI in the cleanup. That doesn’t sound right because the DOJ is also tainted. Both needing cleanup? Special counsel? Congress? What about Wray? He seems untouched by this memo, but if the FBI is overtaken by a cleanup, he will be going also?
    Memo answered some questions, but now have more questions…

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  12. Katherine McCoun says:

    Someone on Twittet told Comey he is turning into McMullen! That cracked me up! Part of my entertainment was the insult to Comey but my delight was in finding McMullin has been turned himself into a laughingstock a caricature with which others are insulted! Hahahaha
    Really don’t like McMullin! Does not bode well for another distraction/splitter run for him in 2020. Guess he has to go back to working with the Deep state in the ME

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  13. lakelurelife says:

    I hate Michael Medved.


  14. The memo mentions that the FBI used a Wall-Street Journal Article that Steele personally leaked to, as corroborative “evidence” in their FISA request.

    We also know that Page/Strozk texted about an article in the WSJ dropping and Strozk asking Page if he should “find it” (his quotes not mine) and share it with the others (investigators).

    Was THAT the article that page/strozk were texting about?

    Cause that right there is more evidence that connects this entire scandal

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  15. Sunshine says:

    Although we all had higher expectations, there is a silver lining. The subject matter is highly complex and it’s best to release the information in bits and pieces for easier processing of future releases.

    Mueller now knows the basis of his investigation is corrupt due to unvetted information (Steele).
    Thank You SUNDANCE for all your terrific insight.

    For the backstory on Carter Page:

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    • Montana says:

      Mueller is on their team, he is and was part of the plan.


    • TKA says:

      This is an interesting point. After reading the memo, my first response was “That’s it?”. After considering it for a few minutes, I’m now beginning to get a clearer picture of why it’s being done this way. And I can’t disagree. As a follower of a lot of news, what came out in the memo wasn’t anything already known. It certainly confirmed a lot of what’s been speculated but that’s about it. That said, I came to the realization the “memo” isn’t really directed at news junkies, it’s for the general public that, at best, casually follows the news. And If the memo wasn’t hyped the way it was, not nearly as many casual news observers would have read it today and the MSM certainly wouldn’t have covered it. It had to happen this way.

      Admittedly, I hate the hype. Absolutely hate it, but, in the bigger picture, it has a purpose. I really didn’t see it until today. It’s tough not to see the process moving swiftly but, if it’s going to be done right, it has to happen slowly and according to the current rules to be sure no one escapes justice.

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  16. kallibella says:

    If they can do it to people associated with POTUS Trump when he was a candidate and President-Elect, they can do it to any one of us!!!!!
    IRS Vs. Tea Party non profits comes to mind….

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Dale says:

    When dirty cops are found all the cases that they worked on in the past become tainted and the convictions are thrown out.

    Would that not be the same for all these dirty cops at DOJ/FBI?
    Perhaps all the cases they worked on for the last 8 years under Obama could be thrown out.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. kallibella says:

    This is in part what Ozero44 was hoping for. The systematic poisoning of our government against the people. He wanted to create a crisis. He wanted to create a crisis with everything. With BLM, with Occupy, with shooting and calling for gun control. With DACA.

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  19. KBR says:

    FBI+Fds->RubberstampFISC, “aOK”
    DOJ, “aOK”
    AG, on DOJ “nobody’s perfect” on 🌹y “good man”

    POTUS on 🌹y “you figure it out”


    US Citizens wait.

    Q: How much longer will citizens wait? Until our Constitution ceases to exist?

    Fakedossier slime
    Department of Jokers


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  20. MVW says:

    Trump is giving the DhimmiRats chance after chance to come clean, but double, triple, down, deny, deny, deny… Of course there is a minority that will believe the earth is flat, those are quickly becoming roommates of the Dhimmi’s.

    The general point is that this is the first hammer stroke, and nothing new for Treepers (although for me Rod Rosenstein being named is new at least for me).

    I am afraid that if the Dhimmi’s don’t wake up fast, come into the sunlight, they will wither and die. Trump may have to give them a clue… or perhaps new Dhimmi leadership is around the corner to rise from these ashes. But what of the media????


    • KBR says:

      The media as we know it must die.

      They are not the press. They are often foreign-owned and thus deserve no US Constitution protection at all.

      Do not be afraid. This is not abridging USpress, this is saving USpress.

      We must save US freedom of the US press from the chains of international slavery.

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  21. lfhbrave says:

    “The Memo does NOT undermine FISA Section 702: It has nothing to do with Section 702, which targets foreigners located overseas”.

    Does this mean that the surveillance FBI employed on Trump Campaign was really more similar to traditional and direct eavesdropping and “wiretapping” without the need of “unmasking” of NSA 702 “about query”?

    If this is the case, then POTUS’s famous tweet of “wiretapping” is more factual than anyone thought.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      No! It’s not 702, bc it’s not incidental collection in the course of foreign surveillance. Scumbags directly targeted and slandered Carter Page as a full blown Roosky, spy. Then used that and their other lies to extend surveillance to everyone who had contact with CP.


  22. South Col says:

    Errr… the memo has nothing much we didn’t reasonably know or couldn’t infer.
    Ok then.
    Congressmen are “shocked” ? 🙂

    As I said, IG Horowitz’s findings are what matters.

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    • KBR says:

      Congressmen were shocked. They do not (all) read Sundance at CTH.

      We are not shocked. We do read Sundance at CTH.

      Average citizens: some shocked, some merely dazed by the complexity,
      some are DUMBDEMS, some are evil

      It would be very interesting to know what the Supreme Court Justices think. I wonder if they divide by partylines on this declassified document? Won’t know til some case comes before them, though.

      Liked by 1 person

      • South Col says:

        The Supremes will “think nothing” until evidence is tested before them.
        The FBI review of the Memo a couple of days ago that found no factual errors is a good start.
        Horowitz is the crux….a memo reflecting the opinions of Congressional staffers is interesting but nearly irrelevant.


        • KBR says:

          A memo backed up by classified evidence is good when enough is declassified to prove it.

          This memo was previously classified because it was based on classified documents. It is not merely the “opinions of staffers.”

          However the schiff memo probably will be all opinion, no backup. It is not even classified AFAIK.


        • KBR says:

          The Supreme Court Justices are not idiots, and they are not disallowed to think.

          They will not say what they think. They will judge when the evidence is before them, and based upon that evidence. However it is impossible to judge without thought. It is impossible to give judgement without opinion.

          So do not imagine that these men never think.


  23. Disclaimer: I have not read the memo yet and have been reading the comments as time permits.
    Having said that, my general impression is, for the readers of CTH this is a damp squib and I guess it is primarily due to the knowledge we have already gained and known for months the roles of actors mentioned in the memo, thanks to sundance connecting the dots before even they were dots.
    I wrote in the am today – I do not think any heads will roll because of this, and I am still maintaining. What is needed though is mass firing of entire top brass of DOJ and FBI from top to bottom (within the top brass) and hire real law enforcement personnel who value the constitution and their allegiance is towards the United States of America and not towards any political ideologies. This includes firing the AG and FBI director. I believe that in population of 300 million plus, President Trump can certainly find a better and honest to the core person than Sessions or Wray and whom had no connection to D.C. in the past.


    • KBR says:

      Good deplorable thinking.

      The issue is how to go about it short of civil war/a new revolution.
      We are hoping PDJT (with God’s help) will find/already has a solution.

      Many deplorables are getting fully fed up, and I get that. I just hope the whole “patience patience” process does not take so very long that the fed up people either:

      1)Give up and say “whats the use, I am not gonna even vote anymore, I have had it.”
      2)Move to revolt before this mess is resolved, “we have had enough, we will do it ourselves.”

      I also hope and pray that the “patience patience” process does not end with deaths of key players.

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    • NC Nana says:

      I say back the paddy wagon up to the door and load the culprits up.

      Clear intentional violation of Fourth Amendment rights and complete unlawful use of National Security Agency data. That is enough to start the charges. After the bookings the balance of the charges can be defined.

      Prosecute to the full extent of the law with maximum sentences and fines in every case.

      The future of free and fair elections hangs in the balance.


    • Boots says:

      1. Unless you’re talking about firing squads, what’s needed is not “mass firing”.

      2. What’s needed are mass arrests, trials, convictions, sentencing, and executions of sentences.

      3. Everything else is BS and lets these cretins do it all over again.

      4. A strong MESSAGE must be sent. See #2.

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      • NC Nana says:

        Just listened to Gregg Jarrett on Lou Dobbs. He said charges of perjury and abuse of power could be brought. (18 USC 242)

        Abuse of power would bring 10 years behind bars.

        I have a feeling once all the underlying documents and Storzk/Page texts are released that the charges will continue to stack up. As they should.

        These people need to go to jail. Anyone contemplating messing with elections and election results need to look to these people for an example of what they face.


    • Boots says:

      “Mass firing” instead of mass arrests, prosecutions, sentencing, and execution of sentencing?

      You mean let them off the hook? With their pensions? So they can reenter the system and continue their war against me, my family and friends, and my country?

      And you call yourself a deplorable?

      Seems to me you’re on the wrong blog.

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      • Boots, I guess you stopped reading my comment after you read “mass firing”. Drink a glass of cold water and read the whole comment again after getting off your high horse. Please explain where I mentioned to let them off the hook!
        What do you think, my suggestion to hire real LOE people be appointed, is for? I don’t blame you though – you cannot read my mind so let me spell it out for you – real honest folks can then go after these guys, without any accusations of political bias and can bring whatever charges as applicable. I believe there is enough evidence to charge them from what I read and hear and they do not need to be confronted by the congress again to explain themselves and give them a way to weasel out in the name of congressional hearings / testimony. I am not an LOE so I would not suggest what they should be charged for and I am not the one who follows a lynch mob so would not recommend or suggest what should be done to them.
        Now, you can get back on your high horse, and go comment on people comments, suggesting that they are on the wrong blog.


  24. nova cop says:

    I think Comey’s treason can be reconciled with the two-step program:
    Step 1 is the orange jump suit and off to GITMO
    Step 2 leads up to the gallows.


  25. 4sure says:

    The brilliant Sundance told us what was in the memo on a daily basis.

    The man is a genius and I have never seen anything or anyone even close. Andrew Breitbart would be singing his praises. And I thought Andrew was great.

    I knew the memo was not going to tell us anything we didn’t already know, thanks to the CTH.

    Thank you SUNDANCE.

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  26. James Comey says, “That’s it?” Yeah, Mr. Comey, that’s it. All we could come up with is proving two of the most powerful, feared (and formerly trusted and admired) agencies on the planet purposefully, deliberately used every apparatus at their disposal to alter the election process in this, our beloved United States, by spying on private citizens and attempting to frame one of them for treason. Pretty boring in your circle of friends I am sure, you arrogant, Zen-Master wannabe; Kind of a big deal to the rest of us.

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    • KBR says:

      Methinks James Comey’s name was released as one of those who signed several times, a crooked slime dossier from the Hillbeast and passed it to FISC.

      Methinks James Comey is implicated in high crimes and Conspiracy against the USA.

      Methinks he doth protest too much.


    • Bonitabaycane says:

      The Memo shows that he and his traitorous FBI violated the Constitution to illegally spy on American citizens. And Crooked Cop Comey’s smug response is “is that all there is?” What a disgraceful, weasel, lying rat he is.


    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Yeah, right, James. No big deal to you that you signed off on fraudulent FISA apps. Never mattered in the past…
      Maybe you can quote T.S. Elliot; something from “The Hollow Men,” maybe.


  27. sallyal says:

    I haven’t had an opportunity to read the comments so please forgive me if this has already been addressed. Here is Songbird’s statement re: memo.

    Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on partisan attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice:

    “In 2016, the Russian government engaged in an elaborate plot to interfere in an American election and undermine our democracy. Russia employed the same tactics it has used to influence elections around the world, from France and Germany to Ukraine, Montenegro, and beyond. Putin’s regime launched cyberattacks and spread disinformation with the goal of sowing chaos and weakening faith in our institutions. And while we have no evidence that these efforts affected the outcome of our election, I fear they succeeded in fueling political discord and dividing us from one another.

    “The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s. The American people deserve to know all of the facts surrounding Russia’s ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation must proceed unimpeded. Our nation’s elected officials, including the president, must stop looking at this investigation through the warped lens of politics and manufacturing partisan sideshows. If we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing Putin’s job for him.”

    This near-death traitor does not even begin to address the memo itself. The methods, sources, etc. Instead he continues on with the Muh Russia garbage about how they undermined our election and “democracy”. How can these “attacks” on our FBI and DOJ NOT serve our interests? Is it not in our interests to know that we are being illegally spied on and they are using illegal tactics? My God! I am just stunned at his deliberate obtuseness! (Don’t know if that is a real word or not but I don’t care. Y’all get my drift!)

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    • I’ll be calm and decent for this.

      John McCain is a total crapwad.
      Since the corruption of the Government has kept his secrets for so long all he can do is support the only thing he’s been loyal to.

      I don’t care what anyone else thinks. IMO, This has gone from bad to worse when it comes to trust or believing in the system we should all stand for.

      I said earlier that after the memo is released we will all know who stands for America and who is against America.
      Johnny Boy has made his choice.

      I do not want and will not stand idly by when the corruption at the FBI & DOJ are allowed to run free.
      I never want to experience another corrupt Presidency like we had to for the last 8 years.

      This FBI is totally out of control. Maybe the fight should have started with Lerner and the IRS. Maybe it should have started way before that.
      Either way the fight is here and now and I will not back down.

      The memo’s release and the blowback prove that some Americans can no longer think clearly.
      This was laid out for all to see. The memo points to and verifies corruption and collusion in every branch of Government to take away the peoples choice when voting.

      When our Government can use unverified information and corroborate with another document that has never been verified to spy on Americans, that is a bridge to far.
      When the FBI can plant a story in the news and then use it to confirm information they have already made up. Something is deadly wrong.

      When every American has to pay taxpayer dollars to fund an investigation that has produced not one sign of collusion in 9 months then its time to put back the simplest of laws. Common Sense…
      Is the Mueller a political witch hunt? You bet it is.
      Is there any basis for it to continue? Absolutely not.

      It’s time to clear the air once and for all and give back to the People the President they elected. Free AND Clear of any and all scandal.
      Time to put him back to work and it’s more than high time to weed out the corrupt culture that has existed for far to long in MY GOVERNMENT…

      Liked by 4 people

    • William F Buckley's Ghost says:

      Putin sure gets around. I haven’t heard the word “Russia” mentioned in the last twenty years before Trump came along. All of a sudden Russia is the new bogeyman. What happened with Bernie Sanders spending his honeymoon in Moscow? The Democrats loved Russia when it was run by Communist thugs who wanted to kill us.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Troublemaker10 says:

        When Romney said, in his presidential debate with Obama, that Russia was our geo-political enemy…..

        Obama, the Dems, and the MSM mocked him for weeks.


    • wondering999 says:

      I also happened on that McCainnews and was revolted by him. I’m not naive about Russia or Putin, but this has nothing to do with them. McCain & Co. would love nothing more than to start a war. How this man could even be elected to any public office is beyond me. He is irresponsible in the extreme

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  28. Bendix says:

    Ace of Spades Hq. has a few well chosen remarks today, relating to the memo.
    I especially like the way he analyzed “demented Nancy Pelosi’s” statement:
    Ace has not been a good supporter of President Trump, but he has been very good at bashing the President’s (and our) enemies, so there’s that.


  29. dayallaxeded says:

    Call it what it is: Teh Drossier!

    Dross=the scum or unwanted material that forms on the surface of molten metal; waste or foreign matter.

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  30. Hmmm says:

    So there we have it. The Memo is now out.

    So the question becomes: what now? Names were said out loud, in print. In any normal situation the response would be clear: fire them today. But there is nothing normal about the function of government today. The Dems drew a sharp line in the sand saying the guilty should not be dealt with. Dumb on so many levels, but it is what it is. A few thoughts:

    1) They can be fired, and let the chips fall where they may.

    2) They can be allowed to sit there and continue in their role. Cave to Dem pressure.

    3) Put them on administrative leave, with pay, pending further investigation.

    Doing nothing is plain wrong. Letting sit in office and twist while we wait another month for the IG report, Grassley’s reports to filter out, etc. is just plain wrong.

    I go with #3. The Committee et al has to have an end game in mind that includes the possibility of indictments. For that to happen there needs to be objective staff in the key seats to do it, and it can’t happen effectively when the target is sitting in the next office. Put them on leave, fill the seats with “temporary” appointees, wait for the remaining reports, then file the charges. I hate the idea of paying the guilty but it is a small price to pay to say to the Dems they are not fired.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Boots says:

      That’s your strongest response to an attempted coup d’etat by the two most revered and feared federal agencies in the U.S. “fire them”?

      You’re on the wrong blog, buddy.

      Most would like to see the whole rotten, stinking bunch of these conspirators and actors of sedition arrested, prosecuted, convicted, sentenced, and executed; because the execution of the Republic of the United States of America was their aim.

      hey should now be subject to the same execution, duly pronounced by a court of law and carried out by a qualified hangman.


      • Hmmm says:

        Actually, I am on the right blog. SD has advanced this story by being careful, methodical, and thoughtful. He has specifically advised all to not proceed emotionally or “get ahead of their skis.”

        So if you want to erupt in emotion, I’m sure Sean and those guys will welcome one more character to emote all over the place while leaving the brain at the door.


  31. Bonitabaycane says:

    Crooked Cop Comey and his traitorous FBI had one goal, to get Trump. And as bad as that is, they could care less about the lives they ruined, such as General Flynn, to accomplish their treasonous goal. Disgraceful!


    • singingsoul says:

      I feel bad that the Mueller just about brke Flynn financially. All he has left is his house that is why he pleaded guilty. Those type of KGB tactics should not be allowed in a free republic. Mueller is enslaving people to play his little game to oust POTUS. Mueller is KGB.

      Liked by 2 people

  32. eric says:

    the big take away for me…if they did this to Our President….who else in the past have they done stuff like this too.
    This ain’t the first… wonder they didnt want this released.They dont want to have to answer “is this the first and only time” type of question.
    The swamp corruption is even deeper and wider than I thought.
    Who knows for how long and how many administrations this stretches back to.
    No wonder there was such a united front from Repubs and Dems to stop Our President….this is the crap he’s exposing.
    Pray for the strength and safety of OUR LION IN CHIEF!!!!!!!!



  33. HankM says:

    Imagine the MSMs reaction if this Memo was written about GW Bush’s final days and Obama was the new President. As if the cool messiah Obama would remain calm and unconcerned if these 1st stage revelations were directed at him by the FBI and DOJ. The double standards are reaching epic proportions of hypocrisy and deceit.

    It outlines and confirms some of what we already knew or suspected by reading SD’s excellent daily analyses but I hope it is just the 1st domino as citizen817’s picture and sundance’s previous comments indicate.


  34. AndrewJackson says:

    It makes me sick to my stomach to think about just how many subversives there are in all levels of the federal government right now. A memo is made public and names are named and not one person is sitting in jail. I know this stuff is complex, but it is really bothering me that Sessions said “no department is perfect”. 95% of DC is 100% against Trump. All Obama holdovers need to be fired immediately and replaced with trusted hands. And those involved in the conspiracy to take down trump need to be sitting in a jail cell. /end rant

    Liked by 1 person

    • singingsoul says:

      AndrewJackson says:
      “It makes me sick to my stomach to think about just how many subversives there are in all levels of the federal government right now. A memo is made public and names are named and not one person is sitting in jail. I know this stuff is complex, but it is really bothering me that Sessions said “no department is perfect”. 95% of DC is 100% against Trump. All Obama holdovers need to be fired immediately and replaced with trusted hands. And those involved in the conspiracy to take down trump need to be sitting in a jail cell. /end rant”
      Session is either naive or part of the swamp. He seems satisfied that he is finally the AG and that is all that matters to him it seems.
      Those who defend Session are the same people who believe Mueller is working with POTUS. Hello wake up. Power corrupts even the most decent man is susceptible to the weakness.
      It is people like Session who perpetuate corrupt agencees by excusing or turning a blind eye to it. He would never make it in private Industry only in education and government one can be absent to truth..

      Liked by 2 people

      • singingsoul says:

        I wonder if Session will be this generous as he is with his agency he is supposed to manage as h will be with other law breakers..?
        Maybe he is generous with white crimes. Two set of laws one for deplorable and one for FBI and DOJ. Only time will tell who Session truly is.

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  35. linda4298 says: very clear analysis
    Evening report from Catherine Herridge. Stick with it all the way to the end.


  36. thedoc00 says:

    It appears the Democrats are going to hang their hat on claims the DoJ used Carter Page and Chris Popodapolus their reason for the FISA applications. They are claiming the DoJ explained this and they are hanging their hats on the claim Nunes did NOT read any of the supporting evidence that they claim does not align with the Nunes memo.

    This is going to be bloody battle because the DoJ and FBI are going to back Democrat interpretations. Do not be surprised of the FISA applications disappear or are already corrected..


  37. Troublemaker10 says:


  38. spren says:

    All of this is just the tip of the iceberg. How many of us have been so attentive to the revelations and analysis provided by Sundance? This memo discloses nothing regarding the 702 query violations taking place prior to the FISA applications made in the fall of 2016. I think that is what Sundance has been trying to inform us of for a very long time. I believe these FISA court applications were only performed to try and shield the public from all of the illegal activities that took place prior to its supposition.

    I believe there is much to still come out. That is why the Democrats are scurrying like rats trying to get off the sinking ship. We are only at the beginning of this and have to stay patient and tuned in to what is to come.


  39. StuckInBlue says:

    “The memo” specifically mentions that Mr. Steele talked to Yahoo News, who then ran a story. Guess who was the head of Yahoo News at that time? KATIE COURIC. I’m not kidding.

    Liked by 1 person

  40. So… I’d basically like to see some people tarred and feathered over this. That’s all.


  41. Raffaella says:

    I am going to say this and understand I will be criticized and attacked. That is fine.

    Ten more memos like this with all the supporting documents plus IG report means absolutely nothing.

    Nothing will change. Media will continue spinning it. Mueller will continue investigating Trump. Dems will continue screaming Russia, Russia, Russia.

    Until and unless, we have an AG who is alive (Sessions is dead), who can stay awake long enough to start convening grand juries, arresting these traitors in massive numbers (including Rosenstein), and not resting until they are all prosecuted.

    That AG is not Sessions. And President Trump cannot remove him because Mueller will slap him with obstruction.


  42. David Goodspeed says:

    Light is the best disinfectant.

    Disgraceful behavior if not treason.

    Make an example of them.


  43. Brian Baker says:

    The whole Papadopelos angle seems fishy to me. We are to believe that some obscure unknown in the campaign’s outer orbit whose drunken pub banter draws the attention of the FBI so much that they include it in their FISA application. It strains credulity. Just how dumb are our FISC judges?


  44. LBB says:

    Listening to all the talking heads (even on our side) it is clear they haven’t read the document released on the FISA court irregularities. That document would answer much of what they say was or wasn’t going on.

    Some are saying a kind of “political” term was indicated on application (D’s memo?) Will have to see when we get it. Not sure it makes an argument or not.

    Someone who previously involved in the FISA process (not on our side) ranting about what steps have to be done. One thing I picked out was she said when Steele was terminated, that was something that would needed to be told to Judge. We’ll see if evidence of that .


  45. Troublemaker10 says:

    Gregg Jarrett: “I can tell you a congressional source tells me that Rod Rosenstein in a meeting three weeks ago threatened Chairman Nunes and members of Congress he was going to subpoena their texts and messages because he was tired of dealing with the intel committee. That’s threats and intimidation.”



    • The Jimmy Jack says:

      If he’s as dirty as I think he is he has access to them already, and God knows what else, from The Awan spy ring and their many tools like Palantir, Nadra, DARPA etc.


  46. The Jimmy Jack says:

    This is just the beginning of something so big most Americans can’t even imagine it. God be with us.

    Liked by 2 people

  47. Mary Ann says:

    Just wondering if the millions spent trying to prove Russian collusion.. could have gone to a better cause? possibly homeless vets.. and for those who have been wounded in body,and mind..
    Just wondering…

    Liked by 1 person

  48. politicalangler says:

    Media companies using the airwaves to transmit their programming must operate in the public interest in order to obtain an FCC license. If they are not operating in the public interest as I believe such folks as CNN and other MSM entities fail to do then people can challenge the renewal of their licenses on the FCC web site. I would encourage you to do so.


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