BUSTED: Proof DOJ Didn’t Care About Bruce Ohr Meeting Chris Steele Until IG Horowitz Found Out…

Proving, once again, this is a well thought-out strategy, Chuck Grassley’s newest partly declassified version of the Graham-Grassley memo highlights the DOJ didn’t care about Bruce Ohr meeting with Christopher Steele until Inspector General Michael Horowitz found out.

Page #5 of the Grassley Memo (pg. 7 pdf), highlights the FBI interviewed DOJ Deputy Attorney Bruce Ohr on November 22nd, and December 12th, 2016 [FD-302 Interview Notes], yet didn’t take any action about their discoveries until Inspector General Michael Horowitz found out and revealed the interviews on December 7th, 2017.

(pdf link)

The FD-302 (FBI) interviews were conducted with Bruce Ohr on November 22nd and December 12th, 2016. As footnoted above.  However, it wasn’t until Horowitz revealed the information within those interviews (December 7th, 2017) that any action was taken?

Therein the ideology and political motive of the DOJ “small group” gets sunlight:

DECEMBER 7th, 2017 – […] Initially senior department officials could not provide the reason for Ohr’s demotion, but Fox News has learned that evidence collected by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), chaired by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., indicates that Ohr met during the 2016 campaign with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the “dossier.”

Later, a Justice Department official told Fox News: “It is unusual for anyone to wear two hats as he has done recently. This person is going to go back to a single focus—director of our organized crime and drug enforcement unit. As you know, combating transnational criminal organizations and drug trafficking is a top priority for the attorney general.”

Additionally, House investigators have determined that Ohr met shortly after the election with Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS – the opposition research firm that hired Steele to compile the dossier with funds supplied by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. By that point, according to published reports, the dossier had been in the hands of the FBI, which exists under the aegis of DOJ, for some five months, and the surveillance on Carter Page, an adviser to the Trump campaign, had started more than two months prior. (read more)

The Devin Nunes HPSCI memo revealed that Fusion-GPS employee Nellie Ohr, was funneling Clinton Opposition research to her husband Bruce Ohr for use by the DOJ in assembling the ‘Clinton-Steele dossier’; as justification to acquire a FISA “Title 1” surveillance warrant; for retroactive surveillance authority against Carter Page and the Trump Campaign.

(HPSCI Memo Link pdf)

Obviously the ‘small group’ within the DOJ and FBI didn’t have any issue with the activity of Bruce and Nellie Ohr during 2016 until IG Horowitz found out and exposed it in 2017.

After a few feeble attempts at brush back pitches… with the release of the lesser redacted memo, Senator Chuck Grassley took a 3-1 pitch and rocked a solid double off the wall, putting him on Second Base and Devin Nunes confidently standing on Third.

With no-one out, and first base open, the Democrats are stressed.

Adam Schiff calls for a pitching change as House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte steps up to the plate.

However, they can’t pitch around Goodlatte because clean-up hitter Horowitz is on deck. Schiff needs to bring the infield in close and hope for a double-play.  They’re down to their last pitcher and he doesn’t look good.

More sweating.

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776 Responses to BUSTED: Proof DOJ Didn’t Care About Bruce Ohr Meeting Chris Steele Until IG Horowitz Found Out…

  1. Jane in Florida says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/inspector-general-sent-lost-strzok-page-text-messages-back-doj-recovered-video/
    Inspector General Sent Lost Strzok-Page Text Messages Back to DOJ – After They Were Recovered
    The recovered text messages were never turned over to Congress as requested.
    The DOJ Inspector General instead turned them over to the Department of Justice.

    And the DOJ is refusing to turn them over to Congress.

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  2. I’d like to read more of Q posts but don’t know where to find him. I’m not on Twitter and never will be so if there is a site where he’s posting please drop me the info…

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  3. d2i says:

    I haven’t read up thread any mention of Sen Ron Johnson’s Stunning Interim Report titled ‘The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI’s Investigation of it’ — It’s a WHOPPER!!! MUST READ – https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/media/majority-media/chairman-johnson-releases-interim-report-including-strzok-page-fbi-text-messages

    At the bottom of the page you’ll see a link to the full report and a link to the over 400 newly released text messages.

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    • Hotlanta Mike says:

      THE CLINTON EMAIL SCANDAL AND THE FBI’S
      INVESTIGATION OF IT

      An Interim Report

      A Majority Staff Report of the
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
      United States Senate
      Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman

      III. Conclusion
      We should all recognize the harm done to our rule of law when crimes go unpunished
      because government officials look the other way for the wealthy, famous, or powerful.
      Americans rightly expect a single and impartial system of justice for all, not one for the wellconnected
      and a separate one for everyone else.
      The information available to the Committee at this time raises serious questions about
      how the FBI applied the rule of law in its investigation of classified information on Secretary
      Clinton’s private email server. We know that:
      • The FBI did not use a grand jury to compel testimony and obtain the vast majority of
      evidence, choosing instead to offer immunity deals and allow fact witnesses to join key
      interviews.
      • There were substantial edits to Director Comey’s public statement that served to
      downplay the severity of Secretary Clinton’s actions, and that the first draft of the memo
      was distributed for editing two months before key witnesses were interviewed.
      • Director Comey stated that he had not consulted with the Justice Department or White
      House, when text messages suggest otherwise.106 We have text messages in which two
      key investigators discuss an “insurance policy” against the “risk” of a Trump presidency,
      and “OUR task.”107
      • Messages discuss “unfinished business,” “an investigation leading to impeachment,” and
      “my gut sense and concern there’s no big there there.”108
      • Senior FBI officials—likely including Deputy Director McCabe— knew about newly
      discovered emails on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner for almost a month before
      Director Comey notified Congress.
      • Over the period of at least four months, the FBI did not recover five months’ worth of
      text messages requested by DOJ OIG and two Senate committees; however, when
      pressed, DOJ OIG was able to recover missing texts in less than one week.
      Taken together, this information warrants further inquiry. While some may discount the
      investigation for political reasons, we all have a great interest in ensuring the public has
      confidence in the integrity and independence of the FBI, the preeminent law enforcement agency
      in the world. Unlike prosecutors or inspectors general, the primary goal of congressional
      oversight is full transparency in order to promote public awareness and confidence in federal
      agencies. For these reasons, our important work will continue.

      file:///C:/Users/Michael/Downloads/2018-02-07%20Interim%20Report_The%20Clinton%20Email%20Scandal%20and%20the%20FBI’s%20Investigation%20of%20It.pdf

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    • Doppler says:

      Okay! Now we are getting some momentum! Excellent post, d2i.

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    • Ziiggii says:

      to add to this all the text messages have been released
      http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/download/appendix-c_-documents

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  4. Zippy says:

    A comment about the Russians laughing their posteriors off over the scandal I believe they gladly engineered while being paid millions to do so:

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    • Zippy says:

      The start time function in the pasted URL didn’t work. Listen starting at 36:45.

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      • Betty says:

        I can’t find it in my self to think Russian’s were anything but peripheral observers of all this. I have a lot of jumbled information, is this all true?

        Fusion GPS and some other bad actors were given access to FISA data, they got data on Americans unmasked by Susan Rice and maybe someone using Samatha Powers credentials. Bruce’s wife Nellie was CIA at some time in her career and she was expert at making up cover stories. She got a ham radio license. Who was she covertly communicating with? Steele? Who else could it have been, she worked at Fusion GPS and slept with Bruce of the DOJ. Nellie used the data gathered illegally by Fusion GPS, and perhaps others, and made up stories to go with it. Then sent it off to, or transmitted it to, Steele, probably already written and edited for FISA court appeal. Then Steele fed it back to John McCain the FBI and America’s traitorous Media looking for all the world exactly like something spy-man Steele gathered from covert sources in Russia.

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  5. Ron Johnsons report is public without any fanfare. He’s currently on first base and the bases are loaded with no outs…

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  6. Pelicansview says:

    While all of the chipping away at the permanent state embankment feels good, absolutely nothing will truly be accomplished until criminal indictments are made. Remember, neither Congress nor the IG have any prosecutorial power.

    It just amazes me how, seemingly within days of President Trump taking office, the Democrats were able to spin up a Special Prosecutor based on rumor, and that prosecutor had a staff up and running in the blink of an eye.

    Even with Republicans revealing boat loads of real evidence of corruption, there is not a whisper of a Grand Jury of Special Prosecutor being mentioned except by those of us that are rightfully outraged at what we see. Why does the bar have to be set in the stratosphere for conservatives? Who will make the move to bring in the “heavy machinery” of prosecutorial justice to take down these clowns?

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    • jbrown says:

      Pelicansview, was thinking the same thing and I’m betting they knew they were going to get a special prosecutor and were prepared. And although these people never get the justice they deserve there is a new sheriff in town. Clowns gotta go! MAGA!

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    • J. Alcott says:

      Who will make the move to bring in the “heavy machinery” of prosecutorial justice to take down these clowns?

      When the public outrage has reached a pinnacle.

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    • LDave says:

      Patience. The white hats are methodically tightening the noose, but it’s a very big noose. The knee jerk appointment of a SC would appear – to the dumb masses – that Trump is just lashing out against Mueller. Also, once a SC is appointed, no further information will come out. (E.g., other than leaks, what do we know about the Mueller probe?)

      It’s better to let the story unfold from multiple fronts. Let the American people digest it. Let dems and the media make stupid statements based on the day’s news, only to be proven wrong by the investigator’s report tomorrow. It’s a good approach.

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      • The Heretic says:

        They will act that way regardless. Better to do it sooner than later.

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      • stringplayer55 says:

        Well, we do know that Mueller is following the script that was handed to him by his BFF, Jim Comey. Mueller’s team did a pre-dawn raid against Paul Manafort. He has brought charges against Manafort, Flynn, Papadopolous, and Page. And all of those charges have been process crime charges. Not one single charge would have been brought without the collusive efforts of the cabal that has acted to effect a coup of President Trump.

        BTW, why did Mueller accept a charge from Rod Rosenstein that only allows him to investigate members of the Trump campaign? If he were to act as an INDEPENDENT counsel, he would want to bring charges against ANYONE about whom a criminal case is observed during the course of his investigation.

        I’m not signing off on your statement that we don’t know what direction Mueller is going with his probe.

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        • Jan says:

          Generally, the independent counsel law expired some years ago & was not renewed. It was replaced with the special counsel law. The IC had way more power to go off on tangents & not be responsible to anyone. While the SC authority is supposed to be much narrower & more guidelines as to where/what the SC can investigate, it still allows the SC to indict anyone for any crime he/she comes across. Had Rosenstein defined his assignment in terms of a crime, the SC would have had less latitude, but Rosenstein defined it as an intelligence investigation to find a crime. That’s why we don’t know for sure whether Rosenstein is wearing a white hat or black hat. Gregg Jarrett, Prof. Dershowitz, etc., have said Mueller should never have accepted any such assignment because (1) no crime described in assignment which, by statute, has to describe the crime & (2) Mueller is too conflicted by his relationships with Comey, Rosenstein & other FBI & DOJ staff. Is it possible, as is rumored, that Mueller is trying to make up for his corruption by bringing those who seek to delegitimize the President to trial? We just put a car into space to search the galaxy, so anything’s possible. BUT i doubt it.

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      • Boots says:

        I tried. But couldn’t resist the humor.

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    • glissmeister says:

      You imply the individuals who became what is now called the Mueller Team may have been been active co-conspirators in enjoining an apparent DNC/HRC/BHO-directed syndicate effort to unlawfully infiltrate and exploit federal government institutions and federal assets with the intent to attack and overthrow a duly elected POTUS before his cabinet and governance could be established.

      I need to let that sink in. Mull it around patiently. Revel in the appalling magnitude of intent acted upon. Not pounce with with words “sedition” or “treason” to instead let them subliminally and irrevocably arise of their own accord.

      The speed, coordination and tempo of the attacks on POTUS Trump seem to require significant premeditation. collusion and malice — and a preexisting established malignancy and well-oiled culture of lawlessness within the executive and upper management of the federal agencies involved. Only this describes the animus seen in the pernicious institutional psychopathy of the failed trustee executive culture being revealed.

      This is much bigger, with far more premeditation, orchestration, funding and planning that we presently know.

      I am astounded at how self-entitled and comfortable they seem conducting their politics as an ongoing criminal enterprise; laws against corruption, sedition and treason be damned.

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      • The Heretic says:

        Per Sessions, every department has its issues.

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        • Beigun says:

          I hope this ditty is right, not wrong.

          Imagine it sung by Dr. John, slowly, in Creole Style….

          “The Ballad of Jeff Sessions”

          Jeff Sessions, quiet as ‘Bama Possum
          Laying Low by the Creek
          Looked like he be Sleepen’
          But no one know what he Doin’
          Up that IG CREEK!

          Hillary started a Shaken’
          And Obama eyes got real, real wide!
          Cause that old Sleepy Possum
          Had their Ass for Skinnen Time!

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      • StrikerDad says:

        There are just so many of them. So many. I think a major isolation move on the part of the President is his only hope to get it rooted out, but the Mueller investigation, by design I suspect, is the log jam preventing the President from doing this. We need an ethical Democrat–probably doesn’t exist– to demand an end to the Mueller investigation, or support from the Supreme Court to bring the entire Justice Department under emergency oversight/investigation based on the attempted coup now being revealed.

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      • Peg_C the Deplorable says:

        While we were kept busy focusing on all the scandals and treasons 0bama and co. were doing in their efforts to bring down the country, for 8 long years, he and they were systematically gutting and then rebuilding every department and agency with domestic enemies, in all 3 branches of government. They had a very long time to ruin all these and it’s really no wonder they got so entitled, confidant and lazy.

        Remember, these people do not believe in the Constitution and therefore in their minds cannot be guilty of treason and sedition.

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    • goddessoftheclassroom says:

      I struggle trying to be patient. I remind myself, though, that had it not been for the miraculous (and I mean that literally) election of President Trump, none of this would have been known AND it would continue,

      Liked by 2 people

    • mcclainra says:

      I think there are many, many who think/feel the same. My husband keeps telling me that it takes a long time to make sure that charges will stick & can’t be thrown out. More and more coming out who were imprisoned for far less than the traitors have done.

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    • stringplayer55 says:

      Agree 1000%. In another forum this morning, I was stating that Rod Rosenstein is up to his ears in all this. It was Rosenstein who named Mueller as Special Prosecutor – and who gave Mueller his one-sided orders that allow carte blanche investigation and prosecution of anyone associated with the Trump campaign. But, despite the boatload of evidence about the FBI and DOJ putting before the FISA court information that they knew was constructed team Clinton, information that 6 months after the election, James Comey said was unverified, and information which we have learned WAS collected by a team who has worked to overturn the Magnitsky act (which is something that the Kremlin wants desperately) with said Clinton team colluding with Russian agents to put forth the Steele dossier alleging Trump campaign collusion with Russians, we don’t see the plug pulled on the Mueller investigation.

      Of course, with the Nunes memo released last week, we now know that Rosenstein signed off on one of the FISA extension requests against Carter Page. With Sessions recusal (based on more phony charges against him about contacts Russian interference), Rosenstein has scripted the investigation of Trump associates and protection of all of the Obama/Clinton associates who actually engaged in Russian collusion and who are now engaged in treason to effect a banana republic style coup of the duly elected president.

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    • Neil Horn says:

      Remember, Comey testified that he had predicted that Sessions would recuse himself, leaving the path open to obtaining SC appointed by Rosenstein.

      It was all planned in advance by the Secret Society as part of an insurance policy.

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      • Neil Horn says:

        I’m wondering if former FBI UCE-1, Carter Page was a plant to be used as a target for the FISA Title I warrant.

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        • Beigun says:

          I thought so as well.

          Carter Page was a Naval Academy “egghead” who studied Russian (up to PhD) and was a Naval INTELL Officer (I assume as his bio references Navy Intel Duty in Africa). Then he works for a US Bank in Moscow and hops back into Academia and his own company venture.

          Page and “Popadupus” hop on the Trump train and then jump off.

          Looks like Farm Operation planned for a Banana Republic….so sad.

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    • mimbler says:

      Yep, although you will receive the usual commands of patience, the American people are not going to pay attention to this until there are charges.

      And I don’t blame them. Do we pay attention to the endless baseless talk of Trump crimes? No we don’t. And we say if they had something, they would charge him.

      It works both ways. The constant drip is not informing Americans. They just hear blah, blah, blah and assume it is normal political sliming.

      Mueller certainly didn’t waste time charging Trump associates, and people think there is some there, there.

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    • brenrod says:

      the estab and deep state bush gop are trumps main enemy…. they are the main threats to trump right now… rosenstein, mueller, comey, mccain, ….

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  7. D. Manny says:

    FISC had declared the FBI had unmasked American citizens for “the last five years.” Was there any disciplinary measure meted out in response? Were those American citizens notified of the unmasking?

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  8. Ziiggii says:

    so what is so secret about what Ohr told the FBI in those Nov 22 and Dec 12 meetings?

    “None of the information provided by Mr. Ohr in his interviews with the FBI was included in the FISA renewal applications, despite it’s relevance to whether Mr. Steele had lied to the FBI about his contacts with the media as well as it’s broader relevance to his credibility and his stated political motive.”

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  9. SR says:

    After Mueller will be gone then there will not be any SC or indictment of FBI, DOJ, Clinton, IRS, unmasking or any previous administration’s crime. We have a country where we never go back in previous administration and open the books .

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    • stringplayer55 says:

      But we have evidence of individuals who have actively engaged in an attempt to effect a banana republic coup of Donald Trump EVEN AFTER President Trump was inaugurated. Have we ever witnessed such behavior before? NO!!!!!

      What we have observed about an effort to effect a coup (with Adam Schiftless and John McCain both subscribing to this effort, I would add) raises the stakes to such a level that WE CANNOT ALLOW the criminal conspiracy to go unpunished. THERE MUST BE JAIL TIME for the people involved in this coup!

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      • gda says:

        We expect this sort of thing from Dems. John McCain has befouled himself in this matter. He comes off the worst of anyone. Traitor. Again.

        Is this guy really sick? Or is he just using this as an excuse to lay low as the enormity of his actions become more and more widely known. He seems to still be able to get together with his slimeball Dems pals to propose ridiculous “bi-partisan” DACA non-solutions, or to babble on about protecting FBI/DOJ.

        Hate is a terrible thing. TDS is a special souped-up hate.

        Just go, Mr. McCain – your stink will linger long after you.

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    • Matthew LeBlanc says:

      You mean we never do that until PDJT is out of office and it’s done to him

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  10. Zippy says:

    The ever-changing Dem spin. STEELE’S credibility with the FBI is legally irrelevant. He only provided the dossier, NOT the information found within it. It is the trustworthiness of the SOURCE of that information that counts… and that was sources from within the Russian government. Start at 49:57.

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    • D. Manny says:

      We don’t know who the sources were.

      Steele said he spoke to somebody who said they spoke to somebody, and we still don’t know how many somebodies that person spoke to.

      And based on the different fonts and margin sizes in the dossier, it looks as though it had two or more authors.

      We can’t even begin to address the sources until we figure out who the authors were.

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      • Steele was supposed to meet at his attorneys office imn the UK. Officials from the US had traveled there for him to reveal who his sources were. Steele was a no show, surprise. Steele left with his attorney a file, which the US officials (fib or doj) opened in the office. According to the story form the UK, they opened the file and there were Two names in there for his sources. They left. Some say it was two Russian names.

        Carter Page may not have been deep undercover. I waited until someone else made the claim I have been thinking about. Lionel said today that he thinks from his experience that it is very possible CP was made an asset. Probably had something on him, not much if anything. Enough they convinced hism it would be in his best interests to help them put the Russians in jail who were trying to recruit him. Lionel claimed this would be more like the FBI from his past knowing how they work. Not making him an “employee”. Who knows, however, legally if he was “used” could make a difference in testimonies going forward.

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        • D. Manny says:

          Either way, the FBI still has to answer this question:

          What precipitating event occurred between May of 2016 and October of 2016 that caused the FBI to believe that Carter Page went from being an employee of the FBI to becoming a Russian spy?

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      • free2313 says:

        So technically it is all hear-say?

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    • Ziiggii says:

      those “sources” not only came from ‘within the Russian government’ they also came from a US State Department official and a ‘contact’ of someone who is a “friend of the Clinton’s”

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  11. Hotlanta Mike says:

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  12. Hotlanta Mike says:

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  13. LDave says:

    2016-09-07 1:54 Strzok texts Page “I also sometimes advise you to keep your head down ;)” LOL

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  14. Hotlanta Mike says:

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  15. phoenixRising says:

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    • phoenixRising says:

      above was retweeted by Robert Barnes, atty
      Twitter not showing…
      Sundance is getting a lot of twitter coverage… his followers now number 68K

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      • phoenixRising says:

        ohhh… saw a post upthread about Powerline…
        their twitter followers number only 8+K…. (cough…cough…)
        theirs is the type of blog, philosophy that turns folks away… Independents, Dems fleeing the Progressive Left, and Republicans…

        Sorry, had to get that off my chest.

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  16. phoenixRising says:

    twitter thread https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/status/961113807614595072

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  17. D. Manny says:

    I think I’ve figured out why the FBI made a decision to not inform the FISA court about the Steele lies:

    Because they were already on a 30-day judicial review with the FISA judge. If they told the Court, the Court would have shut them down completely.

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    • phoenixRising says:

      or, to be blunt… the “small group” (as Sundance calls them) are Hill’s hitmen… lying is their natural MO

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    • Ziiggii says:

      when did that review begin?
      What was it for?

      They started out the gate with the Oct 21 application “misleading” the FISC… my only guess is that Ohr’s 302’s showed that the FBI had been mislead by Steele and so every renewal application had to indirectly state his media contacts but try and lessen the blow to their renewal applications.

      I’m still hung up on the reporting that Page had been under FISA surveillance since 2014… was that 702 surveillance because of the Buryakov case? Was it a result of that case? I think the same 90 day renewal process would still need to be followed. If so, why the sudden need for a “Title 1” warrant?

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  18. Ziiggii says:

    Where are Steele’s 302’s???????

    The FBI met with him – Steele even says he went to the Rome FBI offices.

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    • Ziiggii says:

      there seems to be a real easy way to figure out who is the one lying at this point – the FBI -OR- Mr. Steele?

      FYI- these are all rhetorical questions because all Grassley is doing here is a reverse of what the FBI seems to have done to Gen. Flynn and claim Flynn lied to the FBI. Grassley is using Steele as his guinea pig and in the same manner the FBI used Flynn ultimately to show that the FBI lied to the FISC. There’s only one way to prove the FBI “mislead” the FISC – by “assuming” the FBI is truthful and nailing Steele for lying. Thus the referral to the DOJ…

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      • D. Manny says:

        Now, check out the timeline from 9-15-2016 to 10-30-2016

        https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JOdacaSPRccFxVTth38aXU8mWcxhk76lJuGrxYeJ7AU/edit?usp=sharing

        It should open your eyes just a little bit more on this subject.

        Steele did lie to the FBI, but when the FBI figured it out, they continued to perpetrate the lie themselves; otherwise, it would kill their entire “investigation.”

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      • D. Manny says:

        The FBI couldn’t tell the Court that the reason why Steele went to the press is because Steele thought the FBI was Russian spies…because the FBI knew the Court would think Steele is the kook that he really is…..

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      • D. Manny says:

        I posted this earlier this morning. I wish I could just post the link to the post itself, but since I can’t, I’m reprinting it just to show you why I think what I do, my train of thought. Tell me if you see the same thing:

        I’ve been studying this Grassley memo in depth since last night, and here’s what I found:

        2016-07-15 Christopher Steele meets with FBI agent who receives first installment of dossier http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/17/report-fbi-agent-shared-russia-probe-information-with-christopher-steele/
        —————————————–
        Now, what does this tell us? It tells us that Christopher Steele at this time had an agreement in place with the FBI that Steele would NOT share his information with others. In order for that to be true, there would have to be a contract, aka money/remuneration, passing hands. The FBI would need some teeth to hold that agreement in place
        —————————————-
        Then this happens….

        2016-09-15 Christopher Steele sends all his investigation to intelligence agencies, is frustrated with their progress on investigation, calls the NY FBI Russian stooges https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-russia-dossier-file-investigation-hacking-christopher-steele-mi6-a7526901.html
        ————————————–
        In between these two time periods, the press is relatively quiet about the dossier. Interesting, huh?
        And remember, during this time period in question, Hillary is increasingly losing it in public, so that would mean she’s putting a lot of pressure on Steele to perform. Steele is feeling the heat, so he’s growing increasingly disillusioned that the FBI/CIA is going to perform, and he’s threatening them that he’s going to break their agreement and go straight to the press with his dossier. Steele doesn’t hear anything from the FBI/CIA, so he goes through with his threat, like so…
        —————————————-
        2016-09-23 Yahoo News-Michael Isikoff publishes report based upon dossier
        —————————————
        Then, ruh-roh raggy, lo and behold, the FBI contacts Steele….
        —————————————
        2016-10-01 FBI meets with Christopher Steele in Rome and offers to pay him $50,000 to corroborate dossier, and FBI asks Christopher Steele during Rome meeting whether Steele had ever heard of George Papadopoulos
        http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/22/heres-how-much-the-fbi-planned-to-pay-trump-dossier-author/
        ————————————-
        Christopher Steele is caught with his pants down, so he lies to the FBI and says, “Wut? I dindunuffin, Yahoo didn’t get that information from me, I’ve been a good boy, which is why the FBI represents to the FISA court that the Yahoo News article corroborates what was said.
        ———————————–
        And the braindead FBI didn’t catch on to the ruse until this time period…
        2016-10-30 Christopher Steele’s services terminated by FBI

        Which was too late, because they’d already gotten the warrants…..

        See, at this point, it was the FBI’s duty to inform the FISA court of a change in circumstances….but they didn’t do that. They just continued on with the ruse, hoping they wouldn’t get caught……

        And that’s what Trump meant when he said, “We caught ’em red-handed.”

        The reason why the FBI didn’t care about the Ohr meeting is because they were desperate at this point…

        Why?

        BECAUSE HILLARY LOST THE ELECTION………

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    • phoenixRising says:

      Why does the FBI have an office in Rome?

      ” Overseas Offices
      The FBI has offices around the globe. These offices—called legal attachés or legats—are located in U.S. embassies.
      For more than seven decades, the FBI has stationed special agents and other personnel overseas to help protect Americans back home by building relationships with principal law enforcement, intelligence, and security services around the globe that help ensure a prompt and continuous exchange of information.

      Today, we have 64 legal attaché offices—commonly known as legats—and more than a dozen smaller sub-offices in key cities around the globe, providing coverage for more than 200 countries, territories, and islands. Each office is established through mutual agreement with the host country and is situated in the U.S. embassy or consulate in that nation.

      Our legal attaché program is managed by the International Operations Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This office keeps in close contact with other federal agencies, Interpol, foreign police and security officers in Washington, and national and international law enforcement associations. International liaison and information sharing are conducted in accordance with executive orders, laws, treaties, Attorney General Guidelines, FBI policies, and interagency agreements.”
      https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/legal-attache-offices

      ———————————-

      Well, dang – I thought the Federal (US) Bureau of Intelligence was for the States and the CIA was for international. Stupid me. But here’s mission, as of July 15, 2014 signed by (drum roll)… ERIC HOLDER, AG

      read it here: https://www.justice.gov/jmd/organization-mission-and-functions-manual-federal-bureau-investigation

      ————————————
      Change in mission statement: January 6, 2014 (under the radar, w/ no press release)

      “FBI drops ‘law enforcement’ from its mission statement. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s primary mission has been changed from “law enforcement” to “national security.” The change in the mission was noted on the bureau’s fact sheet, as first reported by Foreign Policy.Jan 6, 2014”

      http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/fbis-main-mission-now-not-law-enforcement

      ————————————–

      Changes to FBI beginning under Director Robert Mueller:
      Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, the Departments of State, Justice and Commerce, and Related Agencies

      September 14, 2006

      https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/testimony/the-fbi-transformation-since-2001

      ————————————-\
      Under Holder/

      https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/stats-services-publications-todays-fbi-facts-figures-facts-and-figures-031413.pdf/view

      —————————————-

      Under Comey

      In 2016, Director Comey unveiled a number of changes to the way in which the FBI managed its long-term strategy. His updated process emphasized “where are we going” (strategic) over “what are we doing” (tactical). Reflecting the Director’s themes—leadership, cyber, intelligence, and operations integration, and reduce administration workload— our updated strategy is more simplified and streamlined. The FBI has not changed the direction we are heading or the nature of our work. We do, however, want to ensure that our strategy:

      Is simple and accurately reflects the organization’s top priorities
      Ensures horizontal and vertical alignment across the Bureau
      Ensures that our executives have a clear role and are held accountable for executing the strategy

      https://www.fbi.gov/about/mission/fbi-strategy

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  19. Mike Clout says:

    This may have already been discussed but one has to question the integrity of the rank and file F.B.I. also. Who is stepping forward to separate the everyday agents and the corrupt leadership? I also think the F.I.S.A. court is also in on the deal never questioning the requests for warrants through 3 renewals. We have to clean house!

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  20. Occam’s Razor says:

    Stellar baseball analogy! Even I understood.

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  21. Bulldog84 says:

    Having read the declassified Grassley memo, I found myself wondering something that I don’t think I’ve ever seen answered definitively. Perhaps it was, and I missed it. Specifically, how did the FBI allegedly become aware of the dossier in the first place?

    If I recall correctly, Glenn Simpson has indicated that Steele himself contacted the FBI. But really, how credible is that?

    I became particularly interested in the heavily redacted portion of Grassley’s memo (page 5) involving Bruce Ohr.

    What the memo notes is that Ohr was interviewed by the FBI on November 22, 2016 and December 12, 2016. This first date is soon after Hillary lost the election. Whose idea was it to interview Ohr? That appears to be redacted. Was this the beginning of the cover up — the post-election scramble that went terribly wrong?

    Is there something in the redacted portion that implicates Ohr — rather than Steele — in being the one who gives the dossier to the FBI?

    This sentence on page 7 of the Grassley memo is key:

    “Thus, the FISA applications are either materially false in claiming that Mr. Steele says he did not provide dossier information to the press prior to October 2016, or Mr. Steele made materially false statements to the FBI when he claimed he only provided the dossier information to his business partner and the FBI.” As SD has said, the indications are that the criminal referral is more likely based on the former.

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  22. phoenixRising says:

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  23. Boots says:

    Google in full cover up mode. After seeing Fox News report “Obama Knew about Page Strozyk and Trump Plan”, I googled this:

    “Obama knew Page Strozyk”

    I got not a single hit about the Fox News article, or any other article even just about Page or Strozyk. Clearly the libtards running Google are covering for their communist komrads in the Deep State.

    See for yourself:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=obama+knew+page+strozyk&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-ab

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    • phoenixRising says:

      google cleaned wiki and most references to the individuals in “the small group” months ago

      remember Eric Schmidt (Google CEO) stepped down sometime ago… ES is big time bad guy – he aligned w/ HRC and deep state to collude with her to win the election. POTUS has his number…

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    • D. Manny says:

      CTH article is third from the top..

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  24. Madi says:

    Please people …wake up! Who voted yes for Irak War?
    Who stand to investigate The Usurper in 2008 and 2012…
    Our President Donald J.Trump.
    Take a deep breath…they Congress, Scotus :535 people who thought we were stupid
    RIP Seth Rich; 2001 WTC victims, ect ect
    Wake up
    Obama the imposter crossed the Clinton .

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  25. Boots says:

    Wisconson, 2012. Man puts up yard sign. How prescient.

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  26. Trent Telenko says:

    Well, we just found our FISA spying scandal – RICO legal liability transmission vector from the FBI – DoJ spying on Trump to major media stars and organizations.

    The Democratic National Committee.

    Michael Isikoff was a contract worker for the DNC at the same time he worked for Yahoo News.

    Michael Isikoff used Christopher Steele as a source for his reporting at Yahoo! News.

    And Michael Isikoff’s Yahoo! News story was used in the FISA application to the FISC to spy on Carter Page.

    See:

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/05/carter-page-steele-isikoff-yahoo/

    The DNC was by contract at the time an appendage of the Hillary For President Campaign.

    See:

    Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC
    DONNA BRAZILE
    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774

    Isikoff is the senior DC editor for Yahoo! News and that makes him Yahoo! News management.

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