DOJ National Security Division Official, David Laufman, Quits…

David Laufman was the Department of Justice, National Security Division, Deputy Asst. Attorney General in charge of counterintelligence, cyber security, counterespionage and export controls.

As most people are now aware the epicenter of the DOJ/FBI Clinton-Steele operation against candidate Trump stemmed from a collaborate “small group” effort of Main Justice officials within the National Security Division (John P Carlin – head), and officials within the FBI centered around the Counterintelligence Division (Bill Priestap – head).

According to the Washington Post, David Laufman resigned effective yesterday, Wednesday February 7th:

David Laufman, an experienced federal prosecutor who in 2014 became chief of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, said farewell to colleagues Wednesday. He cited personal reasons.

His departure from the high-pressure job comes as President Trump and his Republican allies have stepped up attacks on the Justice Department, the FBI and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III for their handling of the Russia probe. (more)

In his former position, Laufman would have been involved and hold knowledge of the FISA “Title-1” surveillance program initiated on target Carter Page and the “incidental” Trump campaign officials.  Laufman would also have close contact with former Asst. Deputy Attorney Bruce Ohr; husband of Fusion GPS employee Nellie Ohr.

David Laufman also participated in the July 2nd 2016 interview of Hillary Clinton:

(Pdf Source Link)

Additionally, as a result of his specific responsibilities David Laufman would also have been involved in any FARA investigations of General Mike Flynn (Turkish lobbying), and/or Paul Manafort (Ukraine lobbying); and had access to FISA-702(16)(17) database use for incidental surveillance and subsequent unmasking etc.

National Security Division head John P Carlin resigned around the same time as the Carter Page FISA warrant application was submitted, October 21st, 2016.  National Security Division head Mary McCord replaced Carlin, and she resigned shortly before  Special Counsel Robert Mueller was assigned May 17th, 2017.

After President Trump won the election, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed the prior position of Sally Yates who was keeping the DOJ National Security Division free from Inspector General Horowitz oversight.  Now the DOJ-NSD has direct oversight, the officials within the DOJ-NSD have come down with a severe case of sunlight aversion.

Responding to a 2015 request by the DOJ Office of Inspector General, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates told the internal watchdog they cannot investigate the National Security Division.  That’s right, there was essentially no oversight on any activity happening inside the NSD.

In 2015 the OIG requested oversight and it was Sally Yates who responded with a lengthy 58 page legal explanation saying, essentially, ‘nope – not allowed.’ (PDF HERE) All of the DOJ is subject to oversight, except the NSD.

The Department of Justice’s own Inspector General (currently Michael Horowitz who opened a January 2017 investigation into the 2016 politicization of the FBI and DOJ) was previously not allowed to investigate anything that happened within the NSD branch of the Department of Justice.

See the ‘useful arrangement‘?

Yeah, Funny that.

Typically speaking when a resignation is announced “effective immediately”, as with David Laufman, the announcement implies the individual is under ‘internal’ investigation.

It is not coincidental the players used on the DOJ side of “Operation Trump” (Bruce Ohr, John Carlin, etc.) all seem to come from within the National Security Division.

According to congressional sources, [Glenn] Simpson and [Bruce] Ohr met sometime around Thanksgiving last year, when President-elect Trump was in the process of selecting his cabinet, and discussed over coffee the anti-Trump dossier, the Russia investigation and what Simpson considered the distressing development of Trump’s victory.

How exactly Simpson and Ohr came to know each other is still being investigated, but initial evidence collected by the House intelligence committee suggests that the two were placed in touch by Steele, a former FBI informant whose contacts with Ohr are said by senior DOJ officials to date back to 2006. (more)

All of the evidence points in one transparently obvious direction; toward a 2016 collaborative effort structured to use a counterintelligence operation to conduct wiretaps and surveillance on the presidential campaign of candidate Donald Trump.  The FISA Title-1 surveillance approval of Carter Page was retroactive legal authority to do so.

The FBI and DOJ certainly went to extra-ordinary lengths to get that FISA Title-1 warrant approved; even to the extent of misleading the FISA court on the validity of the underlying documents.  The DOJ/FBI ‘small group’ really seemed quite desperate to gain that FISA Title-1 surveillance authority…

…. they really, really needed it:

…”I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40″…

Accepting all of that mounting evidence, does this March 2017 interview with former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas (Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense), appearing on MSNBC, make more sense now?

I was urging my former colleagues, and, and frankly speaking the people on the Hill [Democrat politicians], it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can – get as much intelligence as you can – before President Obama leaves the administration.

Because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama] people who left; so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy, um, that the Trump folks – if they found out HOW we knew what we knew about their, the Trump staff, dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods; meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence.

So I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open and I knew that there was more.  We have very good intelligence on Russia; so then I had talked to some of my former colleagues and I knew that they were also trying to help get information to the Hill.  That’s why you had the leaking”…   (link)

 

 

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762 Responses to DOJ National Security Division Official, David Laufman, Quits…

  1. Appoint a special counsel!

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  2. 4sure says:

    This whole treasonous operation was focused in a small area (DC) in two Bldgs. in close proximity and all of the criminals were under the control of one “Godfather”. It’s not like the op. was spread across the universe operating in many different jurisdictions w/many different crime families.

    So, how damn hard should it be to arrest this small band of criminals and charge them with their crimes? Someone is making this far more complicated than need be. And that makes me see a suspicious cat.

    https://imgflip.com/i/247ufj

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  3. wolfmoon1776 says:

    OK – I think this is important. LOOK WHO SKATED EARLIER. And LIPS SEALED about where she was going.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/21/politics/doj-official-mary-mccord-stepping-down/index.html

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Here is the woman above Laufman who skated:

      Digging into this FURTHER, I discovered that the CNN picture above is named:

      170315115735-mary-mccord-yahoo-hack-super-tease(dot)jpg

      There are several versions – all with mary-mccord-yahoo-hack in the name.

      So obviously CNN got her picture from an EARLIER photo op connected to a/the Yahoo hack PRIOR to their using Yahoo to further the Clinton-Steele Dossier conspiracy.

      That would be the Yahoo PREVIOUSLY headed by THIS Marissa Mayer:

      That photo is from December 2013, after the Obamacare website rollout fiasco, at which point Big Tech volunteered to help Obama. Stop at this moment, and let me tell you that “can you help me” is one of THE best ways for criminals to begin corrupting somebody. Getting you over some barrel always comes next.

      To put this in context, the source of the photo:

      https://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/17/these-two-obama-headaches-dominated-presidents-meeting-with-tech-ceos

      In this article, TECH is trying to get the administration to behave more responsibly with intelligence!

      WELL THAT SURE TURNED AROUND FAST!!!

      I could go on, but I think there is enough already to ask – WHAT DID THESE PEOPLE HAVE ON YAHOO?

      RICO. THIS is where RICO begins. Fake news, fake social media, fake intelligence, and fake government all meet at the Clinton-Steele Dossier.

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      • phoenixRising says:

        Great find Wolfmoon… all good info… thanks

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          You’re welcome! 😀

          This is the most amazing last three days – I am stumbling over Watergate-level sub-scandals EVERY DAY!!! Two or three a day! It’s INCREDIBLE.

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          • Joseph Molion says:

            And yet, day after day, the MSM acts like the right is the crazy ones, the conspiratards. Like we’re making all this stuff up.

            It makes my head hurt.

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            • It’s called ACTiiiiiiing…….. They are caught with their hands in the cookie jar. There is nothing they do and nothing they can say to get out of this seditious treason.

              They are fighting back like a wounded beaver in a toe-sack………

              The big ugly is…..well, extremely beautiful.

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            • wolfmoon1776 says:

              It’s gonna be a rough ride for them at some point. Interesting times!

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            • Maquis says:

              Yep. EVERY story has the Republicans “SEIZING” on some newly discovered truth or fact in order to (insert Socialist/Sociopath projection here). EVERY discovery of fact or highlighting of a wicked reality is twisted into a nefarious act of gross partisanship devoid of virtue or morally valid purpose by the Media.

              The Left misses C.S. Lewis’s message completely, viewing “The Screwtape Letters” not as a cautionary treatise but rather as an instruction manual.

              Nevertheless, Judgment cometh.
              Let the wailing and gnashing of teeth commence!

              GBPDJT
              🇺🇸

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      • 4sure says:

        Is that wo-man Nellie Oahr’s sister?

        Woolf, you are the best!

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          LOL! Hey, if you don’t look too close, you can’t see the treasonous scowl! 😉

          Thanks! Having a bit of a fun day. Dodging meteors of sunlight under a blue sky and just having a ball. 😉

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        • Maquis says:

          Whoa Nellie! Phrenology seems to have some validity afterall as we uncover the ugliness behind the Conspiracy. Frau Brucker approves the casting of the villians in this epic saga.

          {{{shudder}}}

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    • Boom, boom, boom…..another one bites the dust. We have had good bird hunting this week. Three more ring-necked tyrants in the bag.

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  4. Randy Hausfrau says:

    OK Short Answer is this guy Dirty or what?

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  5. Thomas Berwick says:

    Laufman is referenced numerous times in the Strzok/Page texts. Incidentally, I also noticed that David Axelrod was referenced as someone Page had contacted. As I recall, this reference was around page 350.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      That is fricking HUGE. Axelrod is KNOWN RED DIAPER (like Obama) and was basically the secret “Media Czar” of the Obama White House. Note that Axelrod approved Fusion-connected (spousal immunity) Shailagh Murray to be Obama’s Senior Adviser.

      RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO RICO

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      • 4sure says:

        It definitely is a RICO op. In that case, Sessions should immediately seize all the assets of the DOJ/FBI, since he is into asset forfeiture.

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          I know people are screaming for a special counsel, but I say let it cook. Special counsels are for when there is some ambiguity of right and wrong, IMO. We are losing ambiguity FAST.

          The Democrats love to use “special counsels” for Good to make a bargain with Evil, which is always a mistake, IMO. Not so sure it’s a good idea to make that jump. Need to think about that LONG and HARD. Watergate was a CON JOB that looked at Nixon and not the combination of hidden Deep State forces and Fake Press treason that was knifing him in the back to make him flail.

          Chess. Meanwhile, as we PONDER SLOWLY, the heat is literally boiling the moles out of the ground.

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      • Maquis says:

        Suave!

        🤣

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  6. JoD says:

    We have another quitter.
    Michael Kortan
    Strzok text: “I’m sure Jim, TrIsha and Dave and MIKE are considering how things like that play out as they talk amongst themselves.”
    YEA, THAT MIKE.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      LMAO!!!

      Q: Watch the wives.
      TCTH: Watch the quitters. (Actually, Q said that, too.)

      OMG. We didn’t just get an extra point on Laufman – we got TWO FIELD GOALS off the touchdown!

      These are deep rats. They are ALL good for orange, IMO.

      You know what? Trump’s TROLL about the parade based on BASTILLE DAY?

      Yeah. THINK ABOUT IT!!! We freed ourselves from THESE CRIMINALS, and THEY ARE ALL GOING TO JAIL!!!

      Oh, WOW – we DO have something to celebrate!

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  7. Holy Hell: Looks like Strzok was using a burner phone to copy the most highly classified Intel in FBI Director Comey’s SCIF (Secure Compartmentalized Intelligence Facility) – and it was “WE’RE in Jim’s SCIF” indicating that it was a GROUP ACTION!

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/new-evidence-suggests-peter-strzoks-cell-phone-use-violated-rules-protecting-classified-information/

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  8. aqua says:

    The office goodbye parties must be a little awkward around the FBI and DOJ lately….

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  9. Convert says:

    How embarrassingly stupid, inept, bias-blinded uncurious, is the press, that key figures are bailing like rats week after week from the FBI/DOJ and….crickets. No coverage, no questions. Utterly. Amazing.

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  10. Diddian says:

    First, David Kaufman leaves and it was just announced on Fox that another longtime Comey aide, Michael Kortan is leaving.

    I assume these two are the “Dave and Mike” from Strzok’s September 10, 2016 text: “thing is there are very inflammatory things in the 302’s we didn’t turn over to Congress” (because they weren’t relevant to understanding the focus of the investigation) that are going to come out in FOIA and absolutely inflame Congress. I’m sure Jim and Trisha and Dave and Mike are all considering how things like that play out as they talk amongst themselves.”

    So, the reference to “Dave” was NOT David Bowdich.

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  11. Rob says:

    Hugh Hewitt says this dude is almost certainly under OIG investigation:

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  12. jmclever says:

    I’m trying to figure out where Ed O’Callaghan fits into this picture. Seems like he is wearing more than one hat, and since he is “acting,” I’m guessing he is one more that the Senate Demos have failed to confirm.
    https://www.justice.gov/nsd/staff-profile/acting-assistant-attorney-general-edward-ocallaghan

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  13. john blankfort says:

    Dog and pony show continues!

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  14. Madi says:

    This will be the biggest military trial in the history of our country. Sundance you are doing such a great work connecting the dotes.
    Greg Hunter is an investigative journalist who is doing real reporting. Once a week he does a review. Enjoy this less than 30 minutes of « real news ».

    https://usawatchdog.com/bombshell-testimony-of-fbi-informant-implicates-many-for-treason/

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  15. John says:

    It gets deeper than one can even imagine. You are seeing a civil war in our government with the white hat guys finally over coming the black hat guys. A Hillary presidency and they would have been entrenched forever. Hillary would have sold off this country brick by brick. Stay viligant adn pray for Trump and the unnamed fighters on the front lines.

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  16. rlc970582410 says:

    My bet: Priestap is Deep Throat to OIG Horowitz investigation.

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  17. raygun says:

    Just another day in the life of a DC plumber while draining the Obozo cess pool. Hey, POTUSA, it’s time to start removing these Obozo hold over IDIOTS dozens at a time. The pain in the arse will continue until over half of them are gone. A lackey will be needed to track their whereabouts at any one time to make sure they don’t become criminals, again (advisers, lobbyist, antifa, BLM, protestors, rioters, ….). BTW, don’t hire someone in their place, as it will be part of your pledge to reduce the bureaucracy.

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