Batter Up – Chairman Goodlatte Requests FISA Court Documents From Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer…

[Remember the batting order!BRILLIANT !!

As the 10-page Democrat declassification request (Schiff memo) is being reviewed by the executive branch, NSC, OLC and FBI/DOJ intelligence community, media are beginning to report on a previously unknown January 16th request made by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte to the FISA Court that would render the Schiff memo entirely moot.  Media just now catching on.

Chairman Goodlatte has written a letter to Presiding FISA Court Judge Rosemary Collyer, requesting the FBI application documents that underwrite the October 21st, 2016, “Title 1” surveillance request against Carter Page.  Goodlatte is cutting to the chase and requesting the underlying FISC material directly from the court as provided by the DOJ and FBI.

The Goodlatte request presents a very interesting dynamic because Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer was the FISC Justice who wrote the extensive 99-page opinion (based on the reporting by NSA Director Mike Rogers and the admissions from the Department of Justice) that outlined the intentional abuse and misrepresentations to the FISA Court within the FISA-702 process.  [Her Opinion HERE]

Chairman Goodlatte is writing to FISC Judge, Collyer, who is clearly on record with strong admonitions toward the Obama administration for their duplicitous use of the FISA court. In April 2017 Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats declassified the opinion written by Judge Rosemary Collyer.  [We have discussed it at length.]

The exact details of Goodlatte’s FISC request are unknown.  For reasons you can clearly identify, and unlike all other team communication, Goodlatte didn’t publish this letter publicly.  Following Chairman Grassley’s incredible delivery last night, Chairman Goodlatte just gave a copy of his FISC letter to CNN, and they’re writing about it:

CNN – […] The request, a rare demand to the surveillance court, mirrors issues spotlighted in the memo released last week by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, which alleged that the FBI abused its authority in its request to monitor a member of the Trump campaign.

Goodlatte’s letter, sent last month and provided Tuesday to CNN by his office, asks for any court records related to the application for surveillance of Carter Page, the former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser whose ties to Russian officials have become a flashpoint in the ongoing debate over the special counsel probe into 2016 election meddling.

“I am shocked by media reports that the FBI may have relied upon an unsubstantiated ‘dossier’ which makes ‘salacious and unverified’ claims against President Trump,” Goodlatte wrote in his January 16 letter to Judge Rosemary Collyer.

“As the Presiding Judge of the FISC, you must be similarly concerned that the Executive Branch allegedly used an unverified dossier as evidence showing probable cause that someone connected with the Trump campaign, Carter Page, was an agent of a foreign power,” Goodlatte wrote.

Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, also wrote that he has “serious questions” about whether any other surveillance requests against Trump campaign officials were made before the court based on allegations in the dossier.

The FISA court’s rules authorize it to share its classified records with members of Congress, but under the government’s separation of powers, the court would not be required to produce any documents.

Goodlatte sent a similar request for documents last Thursday to the heads of the Justice Department and FBI, at the same time as the Nunes memo was being reviewed for a public release by the White House. (read more)

Given that Judge Collyer has been provided clear evidence of multiple misrepresentations to the FISA Court (October 2016); and accepting the U.S. Department of Justice was forced to admit material misrepresentations to the FISA Court; and accepting that Judge Collyer was clearly unappreciative of the abuse of the court…. will she release?

We wait and see.

Oh boy, this is Big Timber….

Goodlatte is at the plate flexing 18″ forearms, measuring up and digging in.

Judge Rosemary Collyer 99-page prior opinion below:

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579 Responses to Batter Up – Chairman Goodlatte Requests FISA Court Documents From Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer…

  1. ForGodandCountry says:


    Retweeted by Sundance

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  2. Pam says:

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  3. ForGodandCountry says:

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    • Logophilus says:

      First point: I was going to ask if anyone has ever seen any evidence of the “lover” angle in actual texts released.
      Second point: Trump’s “we caught them in the act” hasn’t seemed to me to fit any of the currently released info. But …. if he knew Goodlatte had received the actual FISA application from the FISC court, AND it contradicts what the FBI/DOJ has told Congressional Committees, then they have indeed been caught in the act.

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      • beach lover says:

        re: the “lover” texts, they stated early on that those were going to be redacted. If you notice, even the ones that we have seen, may black out an endearment. This is wise, as these 2 had diarrhea of the phone and there is more than enough information we can dispense with the not relevant part. About the Trump comment, I think he is referring to the dossier and it’s origin. I can’t think he is getting ahead of the Grassley or Goodlatte investigations.
        My biggest concern is getting enough of this information that goes to the heart of some big revelations into Brennan, Clapper, Obama…before Mueller has a shot at Trump. To think all this is coming out while they are digging at anything to pin on Trump, is showing how biased this whole thing was to begin with. I mean, wasn’t the charge from RR to investigate Russian collusion in the last election?? Did it state.. ONLY to investigate Trump? Did I miss that?? How can they use our $$ and all these people on his team to be doing this day in and day out and not look around at what is in front of their own eyes what really happened?

        Liked by 1 person

        • Andy says:

          Mueller’s mandate: to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian Government and individuals associated with the campaign of Donald Trump.”

          Liked by 1 person

  4. OceanaJones says:

    Thank you for another enlightening day.

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  5. Almost too much to decipher………

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  6. Mike diamond says:

    Now you can buy a new 8 hour tape of Nancy peolisi reading stories and talking,play it on loud speakers in your front and back yard,all humans and wild critters will flee !

    Liked by 5 people

  7. Brant says:

    How Nunes is different. The several other investigations. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, etc. Gowdy, Issa, etc. They are/were lawyers or elite white collar business folks. Nunes is a farmer. The actual person the country’s founding wanted. He actually has done work in his life. This might be why he is different. The others made their coin and don’t care. Nunes has worked the ground/the dirt and is probably royally ticked off at what they have done to his beloved patch of ground.

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    • rf121 says:

      Grassley is not either.

      Everyone here likes to piss on Gowdy and others on their prior investigations. But the Obama admin departments new full well they did not have to cooperate with investigations from congress. Period. They could lie, plead the 5th and knew they would skate free. And they did.

      We are starting to see change due to PT and some new leadership in departments. But Obozo appointees still remain so there is still resistance.

      Liked by 8 people

  8. OSP says:


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  9. dizzymissl says:

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  10. G3 says:

    “I do not talk to the Attorney General about pending investigations. I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line and always have maintained it. I guarantee it.”— Obama was clear…..He didn’t mention FBI agents, though.

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  11. phoenixRising says:

    Robert Barnes has twitter thread on Mueller –

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  12. There’s quite a lot of new info, including the texts released today, that’s put out without any fanfare, so the media is free to ignore it and the lowfos never see it.

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    • NJF says:

      And ignore it they have. SMH


    • rf121 says:

      Remember this is intentional. A slow leak building up to the big reveal. Most people are so insulated so revealing drastically divergent info will shatter their real world.

      So for now little leaks with some people believing, others not. Eventually it all comes out and there will still be a percentage that will not believe.

      Liked by 2 people

      • phoenixRising says:

        cognitive dissonance is hard for some to overcome.

        Liked by 1 person

      • piper567 says:

        rf121, meanwhile, more and more people ARE picking up on all of the salient points.
        Page 1 on The_Donald tonight had 2 references to sundance, and at least 4 references to sites I have never heard of, as opposed to Bongino, say…and all are on the right track.
        Probably readers of sundance. It IS snowballing,. and more and more folks have learned to rely on sources apart from the msm.

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    • fred5678 says:

      CNN is reluctantly starting to mention the FACTS, disclosed drip by drip — but on;y as one side of a strictly partisan battle between Nunes and Shiff-for-brains. Soon they will get a fastball between the eyes and drop the Schiff charade.


      • fred5678 says:

        I had my analogy teams reversed — should have been a line drive at the pitcher’s head.


      • beach lover says:

        Very wise of Goodlatte to release this to CNN. If it’s one thing they can’t ignore is to be first with a story! One way it gets coverage in the MSM. Look for further releases to be given this way. FNC will pick them up, and of course we all know whats coming because we are actually paying attention.. thanks to sites like these!


  13. phoenixRising says:

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  14. Ajudicator1776 says:

    The FISA court is outside the Constitution. It was created by Congress in the aftermath of the 9-11-01 attack. It is a house built on sand and, importantly, cannot survive based on an argument of “separation of powers”. Let that sink in.

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  15. phoenixRising says:

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  16. phoenixRising says:

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  17. Beigun says:

    Call me crazy, but some Dem is going to Flip
    Schumer is the only Dem smart enough to read the tea leaves
    Once McCabe, et. al., flip then it is game over.
    Schumer made a deal on the budget while Pelosi set the record for House “windbag”
    Schumer could be Howard Baker, knowing the jigs up, and flip for party and country
    Few Dems will survive, like Elephants droping after Watergate
    Besides, Trump likes Schumer, they talk trash, but get along
    Trump will let Schumer rebuild the Dems
    At some point, Schumer will flip?!


    • lackluckster says:

      A Dem will most likely flip, but it won’t be Schumer. While Schumer and Trump may be able to have locker room talk between two New Yorker’s, they are world’s apart politically. Schumer falling on the proverbial sword for democrats had everything to do with politics, nothing more.

      After Schumer and Dems saw the public backlash with shutting down the government over illegal aliens coupled with Trump’s strong SOTU speech and subsequent approval ratings, he really had no other choice but to cave on the budget. I don’t really think Schumer cares about any of the investigations because he literally has no skin in the game besides political optics and more importantly nothing to offer in terms of information.

      In regards to someone flipping, it will most likely happen after a second special counsel is appointed and things really start to heat up. It really all depends on this IMO. If a second special counsel is not appointed, then nobody will face any crimes and all of this will just be a political show.


    • Leapin says:

      Somebody in the media is going to flip too when they realize the alternative is the end of their career as a “journalist” or being considered a dupe for the rest of their career.


    • Shadrach says:

      Schumer is one of the Dems that doesn’t have big money in his bank account.
      I was surprised by that. I don’t like him, who could?, but have to consider the possibility that he’s at least not as corrupt as some of the others.


  18. Nevman says:

    Sundance, you are the best. I have learned so much reading your work. I hesitate to ask a question because it may seem to simple minded but I’ll do it anyway.

    Since a Title 1 was issued against Carter Page, that would mean that the government had rock solid evidence that he is a spy. Since that has been made public now, why hasn’t the government arrested and charged him? Is he not a spy now?

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    • Maquis says:

      Sure he was a spy, but on your side, you see.

      Ok, he spooked FOR the FBI damn near right up to the point he became a convenient tool to get into the Trump campaign. Then he mysteriously was relabled for the New Mission.

      We do not know if he was directed, led, or tricked into joining the campaign for this purpose, but I wouldn’t bet against it.


    • Your question is not simple minded at all. We would all like to know the details of this. But this much we know:

      Carter Page was an undercover FBI agent aiding in an investigation against three Russian actors just a few months before he was investigated under Title 1. A DOJ document clearly lists him as one acting in this capacity (see Sundance posts).

      He has stated that he worked for the UN in some capacity in Morocco. He also had deep Russian ties and was very pro-Kremlin.

      “What attracted the committee, said the panel member, was Page’s assertion that he worked in military intelligence, stationed in the Western Sahara. This does not appear in any of Page’s personal or professional accounts, but Page confirmed Friday that he worked in Western Morocco as part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission.”

      Page also wrote to the FBI that he had interacted both with that agency (FBI) and the CIA for decades.

      So what do we know? We know that Page is a pro spook and has been for decades. Was he the guy that Glenn Simpson was talking about when he said that the FBI had a plant in the Trump administration?

      gotta be…..


  19. CanadianAussie says:

    with a tick tock here
    and a tick tock there….


  20. Charlotte says:

    Today, @KatrinaPierson reveals the smoking gun–and given all the other massive dump today, this will likely get buried too.

    4) It confirms from Huma that Cankles was getting the emails on her unsecured server. All of them. Including the PDBs.(Presidential Daily Briefings)

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    • Charlotte says:

      Larry Schweikart
      ‏ @LarrySchweikart
      16h16 hours ago

      5) Now let’s do math made easy:

      PDB goes out to the WORLD at 8:00 am EST, but Zero doesn’t read it til 10:00 or even 12:00.

      Foreign baddies who have already hacked into Cankles unsecured computer read it at 8:00 am EST.
      2 replies 88 retweets 110 likes
      Larry Schweikart
      ‏ @LarrySchweikart
      16h16 hours ago

      6) EVERYTHING is in the PDB: latest updates on important strategic shifts, alliances, trips by American diplomats, negotiating points.

      7) Was INFO ABOUT BENGHAZI & Ambassador Christopher Stephens’ presence there in the PDB . . that Cankles opened to the world that was public?
      3 replies 105 retweets 127 likes
      Larry Schweikart
      ‏ @LarrySchweikart
      16h16 hours ago

      8) In other words, we now have a deliberate chain of Cankles’ criminal negligence to Stephens’ death by virtue of the possibility that the Benghazi killers knew KEY INFORMATION about Stephens’ whereabouts and protection!
      6 replies 133 retweets 165 likes

      Larry Schweikart‏ @LarrySchweikart

      9) But it gets far better/worse . . . . wait for it.

      10) It is confirmed that Zero and Cankles communicated on an unsecure email line, meaning he was part and party to making public SECRET information that got his ambassador killed.

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  21. D. Manny says:

    Developing: Rep. Nunes May Go to Supreme Court Chief Justice to Get Answers on FISA Court System
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday the committee has grappled with calling in Chief Justice John Roberts of investigation of Obama officials lying to the FISA Court to spy on Donald Trump.


    • Lefty says:

      I’m not holding out much hope for Judge Roberts to really help out here. The courts tend to protect their own, and this FISC specifically, would probably prefer not to have a lot of partisan scrutiny into their decisions or get drawn into the media spotlight as being on the side of Trump on this, whether he’s right or not. Judge Roberts is always mindful of not appearing partisan. Right or wrong, I don’t think he is going to be happily handing over anything that one side will use to bludgeon the other side with. I don’t think the Republicans should count on much help from him in this.


      • Toronto Tonto says:

        This puts Roberts in the hot seat. If he doesn’t comply, then he’s hiding something and it will all come out. Better to just cooperate.


  22. Lefty says:

    Meanwhile, WaPo is reporting that the Nunes Memo has fizzled out.



  23. Mr Darcy says:

    Watch out for Goodlatte. He’s the one who introduced this, the latest GOPe betrayal:


  24. rogerlocke says:

    Even this Wittes character is asking the FISA court to release any information on it’s own investigations.


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