Puzzle Pieces – Former Asst. Sec of State Robert Charles Discusses the ‘FISA Review Court’ – May Explain Judge Ruben Contreras Recusal…

Former Assistant Secretary of State, Robert Charles, discusses the procedures and processes for gaining a FISA ‘Title-1’ surveillance warrant.   Within the discussion Mr. Charles outlines the FISA review court and a likely path the Carter Page application could have taken after an initial denial.

Additionally, Mr. Charles discusses the downstream ramifications when the U.S. Department of Justice secures a warrant by providing false and/or misleading information to the FISA court: “fruit of the poisonous tree”.

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The explanation by the former ASoS might very well explain why Robert Mueller asked for a delay in the ongoing Mike Flynn sentencing; and simultaneously explain why Judge Ruben Contreras was recused from the case.

Against a newly discovered likelihood the Robert Mueller investigation began under false pretenses; and against the backdrop that FBI surveillance and wiretaps were obtained through materially (intentionally) false representations to the FISA court; and against the backdrop the original Flynn plea judge (Contreras) was also the approving FISA judge; and that judge ‘was summarily recused’ from the case; and against increasing evidence that Mike Flynn was set up by a terminal animus, and politically-motivated investigative rogue unit, operating within the FBI; and against surfacing IG Horowitz evidence that FBI investigators manipulated (lied on) their FD-302 interrogation documents; and understanding those falsified 302’s were used in the Mueller/Flynn charging document…

…Special Counsel Robert Mueller asked for postponement of sentencing:

(pdf link)

Both parties did not ‘request‘ a postponement; both parties ‘agreed‘ to a postponement. The motive for the request (Mueller) is entirely divergent from, yet complimentary to, the motive to agree to the request (Flynn).

This is all beginning to go backwards.

It is also not coincidental that Brandon L Van Grack is the signatory to the delay request by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s request to the new Judge, Emmet G Sullivan.

If, as has been reported, Inspector General Michael Horowitz now has evidence the FBI manipulated their FD-302 (interrogation and questioning) documents, as also admitted by FBI agent Peter Strzok in related matters regarding Clinton…

…. and those manipulated or falsified FBI 302’s (containing FBI investigative notes of Michael Flynn’s questioning during the January 2017 interview) were used in the actual Flynn charging documents, then Robert Mueller has a big problem.

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Secondly, the underlying surveillance application evidence presented to the FISA court (June ’16 – denied, perhaps Ruben Contreras), and later resubmitted to a FISA review court (Oct ’16 – approved), became the basis for wiretap surveillance on Trump campaign officials.

The downstream consequence was the FBI interrogation of Michael Flynn.

As a direct result we end up at the December 1st 2017 plea hearing, again back to Judge Contreras although this time in his role as a U.S. District Court, only now the plea is based on evidence that was an outcome of materially misrepresented claims to Contreras (June ’16) when he was within his capacity as a FISC judge and initially denied the DOJ FISA “Title-1” application.

Due to the classification of FISC roles and responsibilities, Contreras would be incapable of discussing his concerns, or asking FISA related questions in open court, during his role as U.S. District Judge.

Hence, Contreras ‘was recused‘ from the Flynn case as an outcome of that initial FISA  hearing and his later notification to the FISA court of his concerns about the pleading he just judged with Michael Flynn.

With the IG exposing falsified and manipulative investigative practices by the FBI, Mueller would have no alternative but to throw the brakes on. This whole thing is turning into a sh*t-show of epic proportions. EARLIER WE DISCUSSED

Additionally, the Robert Mueller prosecuting lawyer, the Special Counsel attorney that signed General Flynn’s Statement of Offense filed in U.S, District Court 12/01/2017, was “Brandon L Van Grack”. [See page #5]

When Trump transition team lawyer Kory Langhofer (Trump for America transition organization) contacted the special counsel’s office about the illegal and unethical way they retrieved transition team emails from the GSA. Who was he put in contact with?

 

It was Brandon L Van Grack who was in communication w/ the Trump for America transition organization; and, according to the documents on this topic (attached), misrepresented (ie. lied about) the Special Counsel access to the GSA emails on 12/12/2017. (Pdf Link)

What reason would Van Grack have for taking the call from the transition attorney in the first place?… and then, what reason would he have for lying about the information that was requested?

It is my belief, based on mounting evidence, a specific cast of characters -within the Mueller “Russia Election Interference” probe- were placed there, specifically by former FBI chief legal counsel James Baker, to protect the people behind the FBI’s 2016/2017 counterintelligence operation against Trump.

I suspected, and ongoing evidence has confirmed, the same FBI and DOJ “small group”, the team who worked diligently to ensure Hillary Clinton was never found culpable in the 2015/2016 email investigation, later worked on the 2016 Trump counterintelligence operation (FISA wiretapping surveillance etc).

That same “small group” within the FBI and DOJ were then given the task in 2017 of covering both prior operations: A) *Clear Hillary Clinton, and B) *Counterintel op on Trump.

To cover, cloud and protect the DOJ and FBI officials engaged in both operations, the “small group” was then reassembled within Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel team as organized by James Baker.

Inside Mueller’s crew, the “small group” essentially works to watch over what information the Trump officials or congress could possibly be discovering…. under the auspices of investigating ‘Muh Russia’ etc.

If the “small group” comes across a risky trail being followed, they work to impede, block, delay or deflect anyone from that trail.  That is their purpose inside the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller probe.

That objective is why the Special Counsel attorney that signed General Flynn’s Statement of Offense filed Dec. 1, 2017, was the same attorney who responded to the Trump transition team inquiry. Brandon L Van Grack.

This “small group” are essentially around 20 career DOJ and FBI staff lawyers behind and beside the visible names we have recently become aware of. Including: Peter Strzok, Bruce Ohr, Lisa Page, Bill Priestap, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, James Comey, James Baker, David Laufner, Mike Kortan, Jim Rybicki, Trisha Beth Anderson, John P Carlin, Mary McCord, etc.

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408 Responses to Puzzle Pieces – Former Asst. Sec of State Robert Charles Discusses the ‘FISA Review Court’ – May Explain Judge Ruben Contreras Recusal…

  1. gda says:

    I predicted that the GOP would have 60+ seats in the Senate come 2019. Everyone ignored/ridiculed me.

    Feeling pretty good right now.

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      …..and retain control of the House.

      I’m also optimistic that we will see majority leadership changes, as well.

      I’m basing all this on the unprecedented winning that has taken place over the last year and 20-something days continuing into Nov., subject to change. As always, I reserve the right to be wrong.

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      • jogreggre says:

        We had all better pray that the 2018 elections do not change Republican control of both houses. Democrat political leaders have zero morals or sense of right and wrong. If they get control they will impeach our legally elected president. That Mr. Trump is not guilty of any wrongdoing, means nothing to these power hungry Leftists.Meanwhile, a rogue FBI has led to the ruin of General Flynn’s reputation, career, and finances. Flynn’s legal bills are already hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Mueller probe has been a hideous abuse of prosecutorial power. And don’t tell me about Flynn’s “lying to the FBI”. It was, imo, deliberate entrapment by Peter Strzok. The talk in DC is that Strzok said, “We’re going to f__k Flynn, then were going to f__k Donald Trump.

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    • sickconservative says:

      If it’s like the current bunch will it really make a difference.

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    • Wretched1 says:

      As well you should, gda… the Dems are gonna get creamed come Nov. The crazies that can still believe the spiel are becoming increasingly bewildered. Only the MSM is keeping their idiotic show on the road. When PDJT’s done with them, boom, they’re toast… patience, he has this…

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      • Jainphx says:

        The only way they win is to cheat! If we don’t guard against that in everyway possible, they will win!

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        • dawg says:

          This is very true, I think they cheated in Bama senate race and also in that recent Missouri house seat.

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          • cali says:

            Before the upcoming midterm election voter fraud will be front and center because of the sheer numbers involved in voter fraud. The Trump administration has turned over the issue to DHS who are scheduled to push this issue in the public domain.
            The recent voter fraud in the Alabama election was ‘allowed’ to happen but it was documented and intercepted, rigged voting machines and all.
            The democratic party also bused into Alabama buses upon buses of out-of-state voters to assist also in voter fraud. Then there are illegals who vote unhindered by the fact that it is unlawful.
            Beginning with the actual voting numbers and not the reported ‘massaged’ tally of votes between Trump and Clinton will be the beginning. That voter fraud that included 7+ million votes that were cast for Trump but flipped to Clinton is also documented because it also was intercepted. There were additional votes that just disappeared as though they never existed. Because it became necessity to stop the theft of the election from Trump our white hats stepped in to assure that Trump retained sufficient votes to get him over the finish line. In total Trump votes were actually 70,300+ votes vs. Clinton 57,364 actual votes. The DHS ill publish the correct numbers.
            After that the Alabama election fraud will also be reported as it happened and 6 million votes for Moore were flipped on that evening between 6:58 and 6:59 to his opponent declaring him the winner over Moore.
            From now on every vote cast via machine must also be backed up with a paper ballot among other changes.
            It is my belief that the upcoming midterms are not like any others before. Many politicians are stepping down due to corruption and other non-qualifying factors. It will involve both parties although if you were to listen to the hubris by the democratic party and the Mocking Bird media there will be a blue wave. Don’t be fooled because there will be no such thing. That party is financially broke plus having outstanding debts the republican side has 40+ million dollars without any outstanding debt.
            To gauge what happens in November we must wait and see how all the current issues are being resolved. Too many outstanding and pending legal decision will influence who and who not will remain in the end.

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            • EpicMale says:

              1000% on paper ballots! We also need a ‘tell’ incorporated on the ballots. I’m thinking some sort of UV fluorescing powder that reacts with skin oils to become a semi-permanent stain. That would filter out the double voters. When voters are bused in from out of state, they don’t vote just once! Anyone showing up with such stains at a polling place then becomes the focus of an intense identification and investigation effort.

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              • rocketride says:

                How about just a pad and ink and the old ‘purple thumb’ just like all those happy Iraqis sported when they first got a chance to vote. (And get rid of all early voting.)

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          • shadowcole says:

            Let me just say that this race could have gone either way. I live in one the counties that that seat falls in. It was one seat, which is easier to win in a special election. All the other seats that were filled with the special election were won by Repubs. I get tired of the media using one seat here and one seat there to prove that President Trump is unpopular when he has more support now that he did when we elected him. In a November election I don’t think it will be hard for Republicans to win nor hold a majority. Here in Missouri, the house is run by Republicans 115-47 which I think is still a super majority and we don’t need dems for anything and they can’t stop legislation with a Republican govenor.

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          • candofeminist says:

            Soros has been pouring 6 figure money into DA races. Something we need to keep an eye on. Their State Attorney General project is why voter integrity legislative measures are not being defended.

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      • Steve Herman says:

        Keep in mind – the Dems base is energized, the GOP/Conservative base is NOT. Lots of danger. And GOPe would rather lose the House then govern.

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        • candofeminist says:

          Nothing a few well timed well received Trump rallies could’t fix. He knows how to energize the base and he has a lot at stake in the mid-terms.

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        • Leonard Lane says:

          Steve, I agree. President Trump’s base has stood solid. But I for one am sick about these 1.8 million DACA/illegal immigrants gaining amnesty. This will be broadcast to the world and millions more will keep coming every year in a never ending stream of illegals. Much as the Muslim immigrants have virtually taken Sweden and are threatening all of Europe, the illegal aliens in America will only need to switch AZ, and FL to blue states and the Democrat majority is achieved. And, it will be irreversible.

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          • rocketride says:

            Don’t be so sure that there will be a Democrat party after this is all said and done. It’s pretty clear that between all the Obama,Clinton, Schultz/DNC, and miscellaneous crookery, there’s grounds to go after the entire party apparatus under the RICO satute.

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    • trapper says:

      No ridicule from this keyboard. I agree.

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    • nuthinmuffin says:

      the final attack on these individuals has to be swift and well timed…i surely hope and pray they get it right

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  2. deqwik2 says:

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    • DrNo76 says:

      “The downstream consequence was the FBI interrogation of Michael Flynn.” I’m not sure there’s any clear connection (yet) for that conclusion. How does an improperly issued Fisa warrant that gets eyes and ears on Page then get one to Flynn lying about a BS conversation with the Russian Ambassador? I think it is clear that Baker put together Mueller’s team to help cover over the FISA problem, but I am starting to wonder whether Mueller was in on it from the get-go through Comey. I had thought perhaps that Mueller might have been victimized by his long-time friend’s duplicity with Trump and his involvement in the tainted Fisa process.

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      • Kintbury54 says:

        The FBI/DOJ backed into this in two ways. Of course this is just my opinion but I believe Comey, Rosenstein and Mueller set the special counsel up and the FBI helped write the dossier to make sure Page was mentioned, perhaps even the Greek. I don’t believe in coincidences anymore.

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        • EpicMale says:

          I can’t imagine Comey and Rosenstein cold calling Mueller about being special counsel and NOT sharing their intent. Mueller TAUGHT Comey the manual of Political Dirty Operations. After all, just how hard did the FBI and DOJ work on prosecuting Weiner?

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      • Southpaw says:

        Title 1 warrant allows FBI to do surveillance on anyone that had any type of contact with Page, working backwards through everything. Because they claim he is acting as an agent of a foreign adversary.

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        • olderwiser21 says:

          And therefore, the total abuse of the Title I FISA.

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        • sammyhains says:

          Exactly. By claiming that Page was the foreign agent rather than saying he had contact with a foreign agent, it shifts everyone over by one in the game of Surveillance Musical Chairs. Now rather than Trump having contact with someone who had contact with a foreign agent, the degree of separation is removed and Trump is now sitting in Carter Page’s seat and open to surveillance himself.

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      • JonMaxwell says:

        Well Muller had to be waiting in the wings, who just readily jumps on board something like this, unless he is already up to speed.

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      • brenrod says:

        Rosenstein Mueller Mccabe were all involved with fbi investigation of rosatom assoc racketeering starting in 2009. In 2010 they failed to notify congress of the investigation at the time they were approving the U1 deal… had cifius been aware of that info they could not possibly have justified and approval. They are all now covering up past crimes….Comey was fbi director when Mikherin was indicted on token charges quietly so he also partook in a conspiracy to defraud congress and the American people.

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      • Jainphx says:

        There is no way anyone other than Mueller was ever going to be special prosecutor. Hes as dirty if not more so than the rest of the rats.

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      • John says:

        Yes, I thought the Flynn surveillance was a result of his phone call with Kislyak who would always be under watch as a Russian Official. Flynn should have known he was being taped, and probably did. I thought the FBI when they first reviewed the tape and interview gave Flynn a pass. It was only when Mueller got involved (and re interviewed Flynn on the same evidence?) that Flynn was charged. He took the plea deal because he saw the deck was stacked, he was bleeding money, and they were after his son to pressure him. Fell on his sword.

        So I think it started there, no tree yet, as Sally Yates was the one who ratted him out directly based on the tape resulting in the interview. Anything added from Carter PAge surveillance came later.

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    • Firefly says:

      Judge Emmit Sullivan had dealt with Weissman and Mueller misconduct before regarding not providing exculpatory evidence. Mueller knew about the Strzok – Page texts and dossier was investigated. If Emmet asked for a dua sponge order i wouldn’t be surprised if there’s concerns about the fbi interview and exculpatory evidence being provided before Flynn’s plea deal.

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      • deqwik2 says:

        Yes. I believe Judge Sullivan is on to them & their ways so he is going to be a headache for Mueller. Hopefully this will help to flush out some more info about their corruption when we see their evidence against Flynn & where it came from along side with the favorable info.

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      • All Too Much says:

        Judges are regular people in terms of staying on top of things.
        If they feel someone has pulled or tied to pull a fast one on the court, they have more than enough authority to demand answers to any questions the judge might have.

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      • Joe says:

        I like this judge, Sullivan. He was the judge who was on the bench back when the HRC emails were being slow walked by the State Department after State lost an FOIA suit filed by Judicial Watch. His rulings seemed to be fair in all cases. He also seemed to have no problem characterizing the State Department slow down tactics as unreasonably obstructive. That will be a huge head ache for the left.

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    • FRanz Dorn says:

      Incredible info. I am a retired lawyer. This needs to be shared.

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  3. Convert says:

    Ok, am I reading this correctly? Sundance is saying Baker set up Mueller and all of us by putting exactly the team in place under Mueller to cover up and obfuscate everything? In other words, he’s absolving Mueller, Rosenstein, etc. As victims of this cabal just like Trump and company? Or am I misunderstand NG??

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    • lastinillinois says:

      I’m not reading anything regarding absolution,
      But yes Baker seems to be the choreographer of the small group.

      By no means – at least in my mind – are either Mueller OR Rosenstein absolved of anything at this point.

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      • nuthinmuffin says:

        i think rosenstein is gone by the end of the month

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      • Joe says:

        We haven’t heard much from the Muellerites lately. I would think that if they had anyone to charge with anything, now would be the time. The left is under a full court press, and the only player they have on the court is a five foot guard named Adam, who can’t shoot. If we don’t hear from Mueller soon, it may be that he’s got his crack team of leftist prosecutors filing paper work for the archives in anticipation of a shutdown.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      I don’t think the reassembly of the small group by Baker, shown to be a black hat and relieved of his position, implicates Mueller as either clean or dirty. Mueller could be the only one protected from suspicion by being appointed in a separate fashion.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I don’t think we know the answer, yet. Did Mueller know what Baker was up to, or not? Dupe, or complicit?

      And even if Mueller DIDN’T know what Baker was up to, what were Mueller and Rosenstein’s motives in this endless, directionless, amorphous investigation of PDJT?

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      • B Woodward says:

        Mueller is a fixer who was brought in to save his best friend Comey’s ass after Madame President Hillary didn’t happen. Bad cop Comey knew the dirty tricks that were going in the FBI and DOJ, so he had to have told bad cop Mueller that they were all going to have to hang together or else they would hang separately.

        The motives of Rosenstein, Mueller, Comey, McCabe, et al is to avoid a firing squad by getting Trump out of the White House and having Obama holdovers in the DOJ stonewall any attempt to open an investigation into the Clinton emails and Uranium One–in which they were all complicit.. (Also, it appears that AG Sessions is busy writing blackmail checks. He told Congress that his recusal from the Trump campaign issues also extended way back to the 2009 Uranium One scandal. Sessions then appointed Rosenstein to look into the Uranium One issue and told Senator Grassley that Rosenstein could investigate himself.)

        https://www.dailywire.com/news/22398/report-robert-mueller-was-fbi-director-when-agency-ryan-saavedra

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        • sammyhains says:

          Mueller isn’t brought in to save Comey.
          It’s bigger than that. MUCH bigger.

          This is about what happened when MUELLER had Comey’s job for TWELVE years, FIVE of which were serving 0bama.

          This is about MASSIVE, SYSTEMIC FISA ABUSES going back to the Bush administration post-9/11.

          Mueller is there to save HIS OWN ass, plus 0bama, Bush, the entire FBI and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 itself.

          The abuses reached astronomical levels under 0bama, who used it to spy on his political opponents and enemies, Congress, journalists, and high-profile citizen critics like Ted Nugent and Donald Trump. Mueller knows all of this. He was 0bama’s private Stasi chief for 5 years.

          Remember, Mueller—by law—was required to step down after 10 years as FBI Director. This was put in place specifically to guard against corruption after J. Edgar Hoover. Muller was supposed to step down in September of 2011. But 0bama kept him on through 2012 and 2013. This was so Mueller could continue his work of domestic political espionage through the 2012 election. Everyone was a target.

          Clinton was supposed to inherit this operation—use it, protect it, then pass it down to her hand picked successor. By then America would no longer truly be a Democratic Republic, as fair and free elections would be a thin illusion by then, as they are in Venezuela, with a press to match.

          Now do you see why Mueller’s job is much bigger than protecting his buddy James Comey, and why it is IMPOSSIBLE that he is anything other than the blackest of Black hats?

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          • mitrom says:

            I tend to agree with you. At this point, too many Americans know about all this illegal spying and farce Trump-Russia narrative that Mueller and his leftist gang won’t get away with it. They are arrogant to think they can. They along with Comey, Holder, etc. are used to getting away with everything. But not this time. The cat is out of the bag and the American people are pissed.

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            • sammyhains says:

              I agree with this.
              I commented about it in another thread.

              I believe Mueller’s window has closed. He was in a race against the White hats, and they cut him off at the pass.

              You look at everything Mueller and Rosenstein have done, and you see it has been to bottle up access, sequester documents, and stonewall. They, along with FBI lawyers still in place, have thrown every roadblock in front of Congressional investigators possible, while digging for any dirt they can to use as blackmail against Trump. All the while claiming that they’re concerned Russia could be blackmailing him.

              I’ve noticed that if you replace “Russia” with “US Intelligence Agencies” in all the narratives, the truth starts coming out.

              “Russia” tried to rig our election.
              “Russia” hacked the DNC.
              “Russia” is trying to blackmail Trump.

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          • RSExteriors says:

            Sammyhaines hit the nail right on the head

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          • w5ovf says:

            “Now do you see why Mueller’s job is much bigger than protecting his buddy James Comey, and why it is IMPOSSIBLE that he is anything other than the blackest of Black hats?”
            I opinion otherwise! Mueller is now between a rock and a hard place! This new deception of the opposite kind! Please look at the actual credentials of that outrageously expensive SC team? Almost all are experts in detailing international money transfer\laundering! What will be the outcome of the Mueller investigation? IMHO Cankles, O’bummer and the whole DNC; are but small fry!! Yes indeed: the American people are pissed!!

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            • sammyhains says:

              No. 100% wrong. There is no “super-double secret Stealth Jeff” strategy. Mueller is not secretly a good guy with all those hardcore Hillary lovers who have personally benefited from Clinton money-laundering. Stop listening to Twitter kooks.

              They are going after only one person: President Donald J. Trump.

              His tax returns are, and always have been, their likely #1 target. Because Democrats want them. If they manage to get them, then they will be leaked. It has been a political dirt digging expedition from Day 1. All those transition emails Mueller illegally obtained… same. He can’t use them in court, but they can be leaked to do political damage right before an election.

              This is why Mueller doesn’t really care about following the rules of admissible evidence acquisition. He’s not building a court case, he’s continuing Deep State’s 2 year operation on digging for dirt to blackmail Trump with, or force him out of office with a media-driven “scandal.”

              It’s all just more of the same.

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        • G. Combs says:

          “….He [Sessions] told Congress that his recusal from the Trump campaign issues also extended way back to the 2009 Uranium One scandal. Sessions then appointed Rosenstein to look into the Uranium One issue and told Senator Grassley that Rosenstein could investigate himself….”

          ‼️⁉️‼️

          November 3, 2017 10:40 pm
          “Department of Justice (DOJ) sources disputed reports late Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from decisions involving potential investigations into alleged corruption surrounding a deal that gave Russia control of a large portion of U.S. uranium-mining capacity.

          DOJ officials told the Free Beacon that Sessions has not recused himself from deciding how the Justice Department should respond to recent reports raising questions about the Obama administration’s approval of a 2010 purchase of Uranium One, which controlled 20 percent of U.S. uranium, by Russian energy company Rosatam.

          Sessions, in his role as attorney general, could recommend an internal DOJ investigation into the matter or appoint an outside special counsel to handle it….

          Manning, citing what he called an “unimpeachable source,” said Sessions is on the Uranium One case.

          “The fact that the attorney general ended the non-disclosure agreement for the Uranium One whistleblower provides the proof that Sessions is actively involved in the Uranium One case,” he said. “Unfortunately, the attorney general cannot conduct any investigations through press releases and sound bites allowing the rest of us to receive a blow-by-blow description of every action that might be under way.”…

          Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, was the first lawmaker to press the Justice Department and other federal agencies for information about the Uranium One deal, asking Sessions during an Oct. 19 hearing whether the agency was investigating the deal and the surrounding Russian bribes.

          At the time, Sessions responded that it would be inappropriate to disclose whether Justice is looking into to the matter but tried to assure Grassley that his concerns would be addressed.

          He also said he doubted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would be the right person to look into the matter because he had handled the prosecution of those implicated in the Russian bribery scheme while he was serving as a U.S. attorney in Maryland before he became a top DOJ official….” link

          “…Sessions responded that it would be inappropriate to disclose whether Justice is looking into to the matter ….” = Yeah we are investigating but we can’t tell you that. That is why Sessions ended the non-disclosure agreement for the Uranium One whistleblower.”

          The fact that AG Sessions is continually attacked makes me think the Deep State is very very afraid of him.
          *****************

          November 13, 2017 Press Release
          Intermediary Who Facilitated Corrupt Payments to a Russian Nuclear Energy Official Sentenced for Money Laundering Conspiracy
          … and the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power companies worldwide. …

          January 12, 2018 Press Release
          Former President of Maryland-Based Transportation Company Indicted on 11 Counts Related to Foreign Bribery, Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme
          … and the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power companies worldwide, in order to …

          https://www.justice.gov/news?keys=uranium&items_per_page=25

          May 31, 2017 Press Release
          This one is interesting Gabonese-French Dual Citizen Sentenced to 24 Months Imprisonment for Bribing African Officials
          “… Government Officials in Multiple African Countries to Obtain Uranium Concessions and Other Mining Rights for Himself and Others… Mebiame, 43, a Gabonese national, worked as a consultant to a mining company that was owned by a joint venture between Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (Och-Ziff), a New York-based hedge fund management company, and an entity incorporated in Turks and Caicos….”

          It is EXACTLY what the Russians did to the USA with Bribed African Officials = Hillary Clinton.

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    • brenrod says:

      I beleive rosenstein and mueller were working together with comey and mccabe to cover up their past crimes hiding rosatom fbi racketeering investigation from congress at time U1 was approved…all covering up past crimes together.

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  4. Tonight, when I read that text between Peter Strozk and Lisa Page it felt wrong, in the same way that a cheap plot device in a second rate novel can feel: From out of the clear blue sky. Too convenient, too well timed, too obvious and too good to be true.

    And you know what they say about things which seem too good to be true.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Some of it only reads right if you know exactly what they’re saying. Read it with the slightest bad background or assumptions, and it is just wrong. I’ve caught that myself – some stuff just jumps off the page with reality when you know what they’re saying.

      The tone is so similar to my old workplace, however, I think it’s legit. I used to love to get dramatic in messages – a lot of it’s humor that is unseen by many. Biblical lamentations against what you want, fake praise of the absurd – super-subtle irony – lots of that stuff makes no sense unless you know the people and their true motivations – especially if they have any sense of the artistic. Science policy show tunes – LOL – I almost miss working! And it’s not people goofing off, either. The hardcores work 12-16 hour days, with 2 hours of momentary life blended into it. It’s the only way to keep one’s mind working and happy.

      I do think she has a hidden agenda, and is manipulating him. She’s very good, too. I can read that. He KINDA knows it, but I think he suspects it’s more about THEM and their shared values and less about Hillary making SURE she wins.

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      • Firefly says:

        As a whistleblower, in a dod case involving a ring smuggling classified equipment out of a scif in the middle of the night, it’s not surprising they talk and text things like this. In my case I obtained my bosses diary under Foia that had everything written down as well as emails.

        Strzok is the guy doing the dirty work – in Hillary email case and PTrump. Page is acting like a baby sitter/handler telling him what to do, egging him on, and stroking his ego. The classified dod is fraternal too just like the fbi. It’s truly amazing how everybody knows, nobody says no to doing the wrongdoing, and nobody reports it. As in my case, they write it all down thinking nobody knows and they’re protected.

        What i also found surprising in my whistleblower case was how idiotic and non-sensical excuses were. They don’t even try to come up with an excuse that jives with he facts. They arrogantly and brazenly expect to be protected no matter what. And they really get shaken when the agency can’t protect them anymore because some outside investigation can’t stick up for their ridiculous excuses.

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        • deqwik2 says:

          I have always heard the best way of getting caught is to write things down & we have intel people writing about everything on a device. Maybe we should write a book “Intel for Dummies” for them to read.

          Diaries are a bad idea if you are a criminal.
          If you like true crime, you can see how many criminals get tripped up because of their diary.

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          • Firefly says:

            My boss was told to write down everything. Then they cherry picked and reworded things from his diary. My boss literally wrote down everything as he was directed- and it implicated 5 levels up the chain.

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            • deqwik2 says:

              Gotcha. That’s different from Page & Strzok.

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              • Firefly says:

                They still emailed each other too. Their emails were like page and Strzok- just not anywhere near as frequent.Like the FBI, in my case they all thought they were protected and untouchable. They think the IG and lawyers would block release of the emails. The gov lawyers did try to block- but the judge in my lawsuit and Foia requests forced them to release it all.

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          What was ultimately behind the crimes in your case? Was it money, recklessness, or were they being egged on by state actors? If you can or should say – if not, I understand.

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          • Firefly says:

            It was a ring headed up by the lab commander. They smuggled equipment, heavily classified optical mirrors for high energy lasers telescope systems, and took it to the dump as a drop off for someone to come by and buy the mirrors from the dump. The FBI watched the dump and followed them around and had people in the work place wearing wires for over two years.

            The base IG and AFOSI were harassing me- so the FBI told me to put an alarm on my car because they IG/AFOSI are known to retaliate by planting drugs on your car. One guy who was wearing a wire was approached by a prostitute, at the gas station just outside the base. He told the prostitute “hey lady all I have is $2”. The AFOSI arrested the guy- but was released when the FBZi intervened and the tapes from his wire were played. Anyway there was espionage with foreign people from the bad counties list involved too.

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            • RSExteriors says:

              THANK YOU for being a principled person with integrity and reporting it and helping stop it. Most would not have risked themselves

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              • RSExteriors says:

                Firefly is correct. I worked for the federal Bureau of prisons for 24 years and most IG and agency’s positions made to supposably stop corruption are very corrupt themselves. The ‘Office of Special Council (OSC)” is suppose to be an agency to PROTECT federal employees that report waist fraud or abuse and your identity is suppose to be protected. Same as the Bureaus Office of Internal Affairs and OIG BUT more often then not as soon as you report something your supervisor or whomever you reported are notified that you made the report. Hardly anything is ever actually investigated against the higher rank individuals and you are retaliated against. Then the person at OSC that tipped off the manager gets promoted down the road. The government is VERY CORRUPT

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            • G. Combs says:

              Thank You Firefly
              Honesty is often a very lonely and nasty road to travel.

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            • MouseChop says:

              wolfmoon1776,Firefly,RSExteriors thank you for sharing your experiences. It blesses me immensely.
              Side note:When it comes to expressing my thoughts in well written form it’s not so great. So, I’m just asking for a little grace, please.
              Here of late, the Lord has been teaching/showing me not just the importance of community but also the unlimited value that is created within. Every child is His unique creation. Every unique child has a clearly defined purpose before they were created. It seems to me, a better understanding of ones greater purpose comes via communities where His children gather.
              Each of us carry a reflection-if you will-of our Creator. These reflections are visible,tangible and I believe of great value to all who care to look.
              e.g. I’ve been hanging around the CTH long enough to know when a gem storm of wisdom stones are about to cover the ground beneath my branch. And sure enough… Ting,Ting a couple sparklies are seeded from: letjusticeprevail2014. Then wolfmoon1776 being the Treeper in good standing that he is chunks down a magnificent pearl of wisdom.
              Firefly let some stones fall and so it begins.
              I see our Heavenly Fathers reflection in our unique and specifically designed experiences that are shared in this community. Iron sharpens Iron and this is one of the ways it gets done for me, anyway. Like I stated earlier I’m learning and He’s teaching. All is God’s glory and I glorify Him for His reflection in you. You Treepers are bright and shiny bunch and I love guys a lot!

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      • All Too Much says:

        I agree about the manipulation.
        It’s clear from the texts.

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      • Does it ever seem to you as if they’re a gift, confirming everything we already believed?

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    • Reno says:

      Hello, I discovered this web site a few weeks ago, and I must say the posting and comments are fascitating. There are some very intelligent people here. This is my first post, so let me give a thumbnail sketch of myself. I have been a law enforcement officer for 25 years. I have spent my entire career working patrol, usually in drug and alcohol enforcement. I have testified in Federal court several times and worked with several local FBI and ATF agents over my career, all very good people.

      First, it is obvious that the top officials “got caught with their hands in the cookie jar”. It is unraveling to fast on them. I do find two things of this very curious. And one final point.

      1. HRC through out her public life has been, to put it nice, is a total screwup. Almost everything she has done always shows a corrupt nature and usually fails. Yes, she has been able to evade prosecution and consequences for her behavior, but it was usually because her party was in power at the time. I find it strange that so many people, who are intelligent, sold their soul for her. I can see one or a few of the rouge people doing it, but in the end it appears a large amount of people destroyed their careers and lives for this total screw up of a women.

      2. The text msgs of of FBI employees. Every police officer, since the OJ Simpson trial, knows that our communication is subpoenaed by the defense attorney. If I make a simple DUI arrest, my computer msgs, text Msgs., etc. etc. are saved and possibly used against me in court. They are used to try to impeach me as a witness in the case, and if I lie under oath about that or anything else, that can be used against me in any case in the future. Basically, my career would be over. I find it hard to believe that these two FBI individuals and others wouldn’t know that. They were truly stupid, and you have to wonder how did they rise to the positions they held.

      3. In my limited case interactions with FBI officers, I know that if a defendant lies
      to them, you can and usually are charged with the offense. As a local and State officer, anyone can lie to me, and I can’t charge them with a crime. Anyway, I find it amazing that since forever and now especially ( this point has been really proved on this website ) DOJ/FBI/CIA directors, deputy directors can lie under oath to Congress, and nothing is ever done about it. The local police officer or rank and file FBI officers does this, they would be charged and their career would be over. Hopefully, this practice will stop with some future arrests and prosecutions.

      Anyway, I enjoy the website and the posted comments.

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      • Ad rem says:

        Welcome to the Tree House Reno! Seeing as you’ve worked patrol, expecially in alcohol enforcement, I’ll make sure the Tree House still is kept locked and out of sight. You’ll want to select a nice sturdy branch….away from the basement area. 😀

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      • Lburg says:

        Welcome – and thank you for your service.

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      • yakmaster2 says:

        Apparently, the only high ranking official the FBI bothers charging with “lying” these days is a tricked and trapped GENERAL Kelly, and some low-level volunteer named papatoohardtospell who was either a useful idiot or a mole for the FBI from the start anyway.
        Spit!!

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      • All Too Much says:

        Welcome.
        Excellent description of Page/Strzok dynamic.
        Why they used text as they did? They, and the rest of the cabal, never thought Clinton would lose, and were incapable of understand that events could, might, or would unfold as they have. As did a whole lot of others thought, and acted that way.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Welocme. Enjoyed reading your post and your perspective from your LE experience.

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      • Dixie says:

        Always good to have law enforcement experience added to the mix. Welcome to CTH and thank you for your service.

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      • Firefly says:

        Welcome.
        It’s interesting that Comey was involved in the Whitewater Clinton scandal. In whitewater, it was similar to the email case where Comey acts like he’s trying to get Hillary but never does.

        A fake investigation is a great cover for a fixer. Wonder if Comey reopened the investigation to provide cover for rushing in to get the weiner laptop emails before they leak. Bongino in a recent webcast is saying he’s been informed that the missing emails aren’t really missing and will come out soon- and they involve obama emails.

        Also Jim Comey’s brother Peter handles legal for clinton foundation. Also peters firm was involved with crowd strike (did the dnc hack investigation) too.

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      • jmclever says:

        It has also struck me that Clinton, Obama and Comey are screw-ups and that it is Strzok who has to come and clean up behind them which makes me wonder who is really pulling the strings?

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      • Thanks for that detailed reply. I first came to the Treehouse in 2012, while I was researching the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case.

        The research done by Administrator was accurate and superior, which was refreshing because few other sites bothered to do anything other than regurgitate the “Circular Reporting” talking points presented by the Main Stream Media. This attracted many who wanted a forum where we could dissect the evidence and arrive at our own conclusions. And boy did I learn a LOT from the folks who post these little connents doen here. A LOT. Which is why I come back every day to read about what I’m seeing in the News.

        It’s a great place to meet professionals like yourself who have valuable insight and traing

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      • Dayvz says:

        A great benefit of my internet life is access to the Treehouse and the brilliant minds who post here. To Sundance and all who share, thank you. And to Reno, I’m grateful for you and what you have given. Welcome.

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      • Pat Frederick says:

        Your first point really struck a chord with me as I have often wondered the same thing…Hillary is not charismatic, she doesn’t present herself as a beacon of hope—so what is it about her that would cause people to align with her? I think it’s her utter lust for power.
        It’s what drives her and instinctively she surrounds herself with people who share that need for power. You can see it in their faces–there’s a smugness, a cockiness, something you just want to slap right off their faces to be honest. And this is in direct contrast to the look on our President’s face when he smiles–maybe it’s just too early on a Sunday morning here…sorry for my ramblings…

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    • w5ovf says:

      “And you know what they say about things which seem too good to be true.”
      The openly recorded text messages of Peter, Lisa, Andy McCabe, perhaps some others; now are voluntary TESTIMONY of workplace conditions\attitude at the DC-FBI Hoover building!!
      A US Court cannot compel any individual\citizen to TESTIFY\admit against themselves!!
      HOWEVER voluntary testimony (especially written testimony), is always welcome! GRINN! How was this setup? By whom? Grinn even more!

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      • Allegedly, this was uncovered by OIG Michael Horowitz’s investigation. But, much like I doubt Michael Flynn would have EVER thought his phone calls WEREN’T monitored (of course they were, and of course he knew) I do not believe that either Page or Strozk were stupid enough to believe THEIR communications wouldn’t be similarly reviewed. OF COURSE they were, and OF COURSE they knew)

        IMO, at least SOME of what we’re reading (in their texts) was put there as a distraction, or a sick joke. A 3rd possibility: once they realized OIG was watching, they started saying preposterous things to “poison the well” and defuse legitimate errors.

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  5. G. Combs says:

    johnparham1,
    The Seditionists in the Deep State have a major problem.

    In prior years they completely controlled the media and the information flow to US citizens. Now we have the internet and the MSM is considered ‘Fake News’ (See below)

    We now know that for a year, President Trump and his team was subject to very intrusive surveillance which probably included installing bugs in Trump Tower. AND THEY FOUND NOTHING! Instead it has come out that Don Jr was set-up by Natalia Veselnitskaya who paid Fusion GPS for prior work. Paid! She was barred from entry into the USA but was granted SPECIAL permission by…. PRHEET BAHARA.

    More recently it has come out that Carter Page was an undercover FBI employee used to bug targets… AND he worked on the Clinton Transition Team in 1992-1993. Page also worked in the Pentagon after his work on the Bill Clinton Transition Team. Page was a Fellow with the Council of Foreign Relations… Papadopoulos and Ambassador Downer also has Clinton connections.

    Given these facts it is plain as day that President Trump and his team were setup because they needed to cover-up all the dirt on Clinton and Obummer.

    If they try to impeach President Trump they will have MILLIONS of VERY ANGRY DEPLORABLES marching on the District of Criminals and they darn well know it!!!

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Only 6% of Americans trust the media
    Apr, 2016 “[….]A survey of more than 2,000 adults released on Sunday showed that trust in the media has dipped to dramatically low levels. About 52 percent of respondents said they have “some confidence” in the press, while 41 percent said they have “hardly any confidence.”

    Over the last two decades, research shows the public has grown increasingly skeptical of the news industry,” the report from the American Press Institute reads. “The study reaffirms that consumers do value broad concepts of trust like fairness, balance, accuracy, and completeness. At least two-thirds of Americans cite each of these four general principles as very important to them.” […]”

    And more recently:
    60% of Americans believe MSM reports fake news
    “[…]The Monmouth University poll, published Wednesday, found that Republicans (79 percent) were most likely to say that major news outlets transmit fake news stories, compared to 66 percent of Independents and 43 percent of Democrats.
    The survey found that even more people distrust online news websites, with a whopping 80 percent believing such outlets report fake news regularly or occasionally…

    The three groups of respondents were more equally aligned on the topic of whether online news outlets report fake news deliberately, with Republicans and Independents tied at 57 percent. Democrats weren’t far behind, at 52 percent.[…]”

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  6. Caius Lowell says:

    Their had to be an endgame in their minds, and it must have been to get PDJT removed from office before this Clinton corruption was exposed — BTW SD, ” the Special Counsel attorney *WHO* signed”…

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  7. Uncle Max says:

    Sunlight is needed on all these folks who otherwise get a pass due to their positions or integrity assumed for their position. Who are they married to? Who are their friends from school? How many have former associates that have moved onto lobby jobs or working for DC law firms that peddle ?

    Mueller’s investigation is fubar now. I’d wager a lot of the country ( that are paying attention anyway) do no longer trust the integrity of the FBI or DOJ. I don’t. There is no way I could get seated in a Federal jury with FBI involvement because I no longer can honestly trust them. No, none of them. Same goes for Federal prosecutors.
    I have felt this way for a few months now… and thought myself fringe or an outlier… maybe still am… but yesterday a guy called the afternoon radio show here in Dallas I was listening to and basically said just what I was thinking. The host tried to back him off the ledge, but the caller wouldn’t budge. The trust is lost. The hardest thing to earn and the easiest to lose is integrity and trust.

    No, I have no answer short of closing down the FBI. Do a serious cleanse of DOJ. Institute sunshine and oversight provisions… and actually punish a bunch of these partisans in DC that decided to throw a election and frame the new President.. using powers of the state and a ideological press to help. This whole mess stinks . I’m done giving the caveat, that there are good agents.. this is just DC. Nah… they have badges and guns and authority unequaled in the US. Too many probably knew high sedition was going on in DC and just shrugged. Maybe they fed the IG.. and this will all come out later… but my trust is still blown. I frankly don’t trust the Federal police agencies.

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    • Firefly says:

      It looks like Clinton and Obama owned the FBI – like the FBI operating like a crime syndicate. At first in sounds rash to eliminate the FBI- but the reality of the situation doesn’t lend itself to a band-aid type fix. I don’t see how you fix this without shutting down the FBI. The fbi has historically been corrupt from inception. It’s gone so rogue they thought they could take down an elected president- and so far are still trying to get away with it.

      Thomas Paine had an article on serious discussions of cutting up the fbi in pieces and going to other law enforcement agency – homeland security, drug enforcement, immigration.

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    • Mary Wilson says:

      Remember that this was headquarters and most FBI are field officers. Don’t punish the rank and file for what the bosses do.

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      • Firefly says:

        Unfortunately, the good and honest fbi will be driven out and the corrupt selected to be promoted up. The managers will surround themselves with people who will do whatever the higher ups want. Once an FBI employee does a dirty job, the fbi owns them. Anyone refusing to do the dirty job will be driven out.

        I really doubt anyone with over 5 years experience in the FBI is not corrupted. No one in the FBI can advance much unless they’re a “team player”.

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  8. Matt Transit says:

    Just disband the FBI. Start over. Create a new agency from the bottom up. My head hurts when I try to follow all of the particulars that Sundance is presenting. Maybe I’m just getting old.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Can’t argue that it is probably needed but sadly there is not enough time or money to bring a new organization up the learning curve fast enough in today’s criminal and terror environment. So, its going to have to be, “house to house, room to room” combat vs the entrenched bureaucracy to clean house and reset the agency.

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    • Kintbury54 says:

      Just lie detector everyone not on the 7th floor and transfer them to the U.S. Marshalls office. One less department to police.

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      • 🍺Gunny says:

        And, drug testing. Same with Congress. Mandatory polygraph testing twice a year, drug tests with no prior notice, and submission of financial statements every year.
        There. Fixed it for ya. 😎

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    • trapper says:

      Lots of straight, hard working field agents and assistant US Attorneys out there. The rot is at the top, for the most part. The Obama appointees and the people they promoted and hired all have to go.

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      Mine hurts, too, Matt – mine, too! It is exhausting, actually.

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  9. AngelOne says:

    Historic levels of corruption.

    This article seems to fit in with the insanity of today, Chuck Schumer accidentally ate Tide Pods http://dcwhispers.com/true-senator-chuck-schumer-tried-eat-tide-pod/#5IK5r9XdkIEQOZcL.97

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  10. trapper says:

    The interview of PDJT by the Mueller team should be allowed to go forward just to gather some intelligence. First off, who from the Mueller team shows up? Second, the questions that are asked. You can tell a lot about what someone already knows, what he is trying to hide, what he is trying to fake, and where he is trying to go, just by the questions asked and how they are phrased. Of course, PDJT should be accompanied by his lawyer and PDJT should not say a single word, not even “hello.” His lawyer should do all the talking, and the response to each question should be “We will not be addressing that question. What is your next question?”

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    • All Too Much says:

      The first half of your comment had me thinking you were out of your mind.
      Then I read the rest of your comment.
      Great idea. I wonder how long the meeting would last.

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  11. WSB says:

    I am having another “Whoa Nellie” moment here! Or should I say, “Whoa Brandon!”

    I do not know where to begin…feeing like I am in a sequel to Westworld [Westwing?]

    Look up Brandon, twin brother Ryan, and Tracie. Then tell me what y’all think.

    “Van Grack once clerked for Judge Thomas F. Hogan, who was John W. Dean III’s defense attorney and Van Grack is the twin brother of former Obama White House lawyer Ryan Van Grack, the sister-in-law [brother-in-law?] of Tracy Van Grack and the son of Steven Van Grack, a Maryland malpractice attorney, the former Democratic mayor of Rockville, Maryland and an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Congress.

    Tracy Z. Van Grack is a senior leader at the venture capital firm Revolution, a partner with Higher Ground Labs, the new high-technology venture that is a Who’s Who of Democratic consultants, along with veterans of the Obama White House and 2016 presidential campaign of former first lady Hillary R. Clinton.”

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/trump-transistion-attorneys-await-congressional-action-muellers-shocking-breach-privileged-emails/

    Then do a little research on Beckler, who died while heading up the GSA during the Trump Transition.

    Then see the WH visitor log February 26, 2012
    Ryan was the host for Brandon’s first visit.

    http://white-house-logs.insidegov.com/l/68005031/Brandon-L-Van-Grack

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  12. CaptainNonno says:

    Fire them all. Then offer positions but require certain screening and a relocation to areas not of their choice.

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  13. WSB says:

    Here is another head scratcher.

    Notice the other name in the ‘Special Counsel’ signature line?

    Zainab Ahmad.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zainab_Ahmad

    “Born in New York City to parents who had immigrated from Punjab, Pakistan, Ahmad “grew up in suburban Nassau County, Long Island, with her father and stepmother”,[2] also spending time living with her mother in Manhattan,[2] and spending summers in Pakistan and England.[2]

    In the spring of 2016, Ahmad took a leave from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in E.D.N.Y to work at Justice Department headquarters (“Main Justice”), at the request of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, dealing with transnational organized crime and international affairs.[2] She returned to the E.D.N.Y. in April 2017, remaining there until July 2017, when she was selected by special counsel Robert Mueller to join the 2017 Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice team assembled to probe Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections and related matters.[1]

    Ahmad “was briefly married, to a lawyer from Jordan, but is now divorced”.[2] Ahmad is a Muslim, and says that “the primary relevance of my ethnic background to the work I do is its irrelevance”, citing the rejection of terrorism by “the broader American-Muslim community”.[15]”

    Funny that.

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  14. MikeN says:

    How do you know there was a warrant denied in June?

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  15. yakmaster2 says:

    Lawyers protecting the corrupt government conspirators? Oh yes, “LAWFARE” IS REAL.
    As “an officer of the court” (ha!) lawyers are not supposed to suborn perjury from their clients or witnesses under oath, but it is perfectly OK for them to be lying POS’s themselves whenever, wherever it suits them.

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  16. Margaret Berger says:

    Remember the “redecorating” that went on in the White House before the Trumps moved in? Walls were taken down to the studs. President Trump announced that they had found gold in the walls. Wonder if we will get to see that gold in due time.

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  17. Greg says:

    So 12 out of 35000 FISA requests declined since 1978. Looks like a totalitarian rubber stamp process not a genuine safeguard. Would love to know specifically why the first FISA request was refused. The evidence must have been so flimsy that even a FISA judge would question. So they sexed up the dossier and took it to a review FISA court. The frightening thing is that the Oct 16 FISA approval retrospectively made prior eavesdropping legal. I think we can assume the entire Trump campaign and almost the first year of his presidency was under surveillance.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Five Eyes started the surveillance in 2015 before it escalated to actually bugging Trump Tower.

      May 23, 2017
      “[…]Trump fired Comey earlier this month, just over nine months into the FBI’s probe of Russia’s hacking and disinformation campaigns that targeted Democrats during the election. That probe began in earnest when Robert Hannigan, then the chief of Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters, passed Brennan material related to conversations Trump associates had with suspected or known Russian agents in late 2015 and early 2016,….
      Brennan was so concerned about the intercepted communications that he established a counterintelligence task force, which included the FBI and the National Security Agency. (Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified earlier this month that those communications had been picked up and handed over to US agencies, but he could not elaborate due to the “sensitive” nature of the intelligence.)[…]”
      http://www.businessinsider.com/john-brennan-russia-trump-collusion-testimony-2017-5

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  18. TheWanderingStar says:

    One thing I think we can be sure of:
    The harder they try to bring down our President, the more spectacularly they fail. We’ve seen it happen time and again over the past 18 months.

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  19. Kan says:

    The story to get out, out the total number of DBI/DoJ personnel in the Doj MSD and the FBI Counter Intelligence Divisions in order to show that the same group was by assignement and not that they were the only people in these divisions.

    This is a simple message – out of a pool of say 20 people in DoJ NSD, the same 3 were assigned to the two highest profile cases in decades?

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  20. MaineCoon says:

    Mulehead can’t save face regarding the Flynn matter. Either he request to withdraw it or Flynn’s attorney should present plantiff’s evidence as fruit of the poisonous tree and request the court dismiss the case with prejudice.

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  21. All Too Much says:

    I’m missing something. Is Sundance saying Baker stacked the Mueller team?
    I saw this in a comment above, which suggests Mueller selected his own team.

    Thoughts?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zainab_Ahmad

    In the spring of 2016, Ahmad took a leave from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in E.D.N.Y to work at Justice Department headquarters (“Main Justice”), at the request of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, dealing with transnational organized crime and international affairs.[2] She returned to the E.D.N.Y. in April 2017, remaining there until July 2017, when she was selected by special counsel Robert Mueller to join the 2017 Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice team assembled to probe Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections and related matters.[1]

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  22. JoD says:

    Judge Jeanine just said the “P” word….Priestap.
    She even suggested that he might be cooperating and the Congressman got very nervous.
    Very interesting.

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  23. WeThePeople2016 says:

    I have always thought very highly of Robert Charles. He is sometimes on FOX or FBN with very comprehensive and informative analysis. I wish FOX would use him more often – this guy really knows his stuff and he pulls no punches.

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  24. Reno says:

    I believe Sundance is correct in that Priestap flipped a long time ago. With the NUNES memo stating that he testified that the verification of the dossier was in its infancy when the FISA was obtained, it appears obvious to me that he has been providing information to Congress and Inspector General.

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  25. Interesting timing:
    July 27, 2017–Inspector General meets with Special Counsel Mueller and Rosenstein to inform them of text messages
    August 4, 2017–reports of Special Counsel Mueller using grand jury
    August 9, 2017–Washington Post runs story of Manafort raid
    August 10, 2017–Inspector General requests all communication between Strzok and Page.
    August 15, 2017–Judge Tallman of Foreign Intelligence Court of Review announces he will take senior status on March 3, 2018
    August 16, 2017–reports of Peter Strzok moving from Special Counsel team to FBI HR office

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  26. NJF says:

    So Baker is a bad guy. He arranged/hires Mullers team? It’s an interesting piece of the puzzle.

    I found this interesting in that I think he represents the “average normie” as the kids say. First part of vid

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  27. konradwp1 says:

    Sundance claims that the first failed attempt to apply for a FISA warrant to spy on Trump was in June 2016.

    But the FBI are desperate to spread the narrative that the surveillance was triggered by the July 2016 revelations of the Downer/Papadopoulos meeting. Besides shopping this story to the NYT, it seems likely that this was also the addition the FBI wanted to the Nunes memo.

    The evidence is mounting that the spying part of “operation Trump” started well before July 2016.
    – First failed FISA application pre-dates claimed start date of FBI investigation, indicating the plan for surveillance was in place before the Downer/Papadopoulos revelations.
    – Leaked reports of Ivanka shaking hands with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in Trump Tower indicates surveillance was already in place on 9 June 2016.
    – Papadopoulos’ drunken boasting to Downer indicates that the Fusion GPS/Veselnitskaya/Papadopoulos plan to entrap Trump campaign officials in multiple meetings with the Russian lawyer pre-dates the Downer meeting in May 2016.

    We know that Carter Page was the target of the FISA warrant granted 2016. Was it instead George Papadopoulos that was supposed to be the target of the failed June application? After Natalia Veselnitskaya was booted from Trump Tower in 20 minutes, was Carter Page their second choice for warrant target, and they were so desperate for any warrant to retrospectively justify their spying that they went ahead with Page, even though he’d left the campaign a month before the application?

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    • w5ovf says:

      konrad,
      Please get off the specific impulse (Js), action, and go all the way back behind force\pressure to ‘pressure head’ of massive fluid under gravitational attraction\compression!. Drips! Now try to involve some a short lived ‘society’! 🙂

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  28. FRanz Dorn says:

    KGB TEchnofrog sub thread is in credible. This subthread needs to be shared everywhere

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  29. Shadrach says:

    So….putting this here because it’s a puzzle piece, though not directly related. Please don’t kill me.

    Lisa Page spent a lot of time running into Jeh, or going to Jeh, as reflected in the text messages. Jeh Johnson was in charge of DHS. This is not normal. Yes, DHS and FBI collaborate, but not that much.

    I suspect she is using “Jeh” as code for DHS, rather than meaning the man specifically. The one example she provided of actually meeting Jeh, it was when he couldn’t be bothered to hold the door open when they were both coincidentally going into the building together. Yes, this shows he’s rude, but even a rude person would hold the door if they knew the person the door was about to hit in the face.

    This puzzle piece….plus the “Kerry sleeper” interviewed by Strozk…..intrigue me. We know DHS was caught hacking, we can suspect that part of DHS under Jeh was likely corrupt, and possibly complicit in the MYE. Where do these pieces fit in?

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    • magacombover says:

      I remember reading that Jeh Johnson was trying to take charge of voting infrastructure as critical infrastructure (federal takeover?). I also remember reading that Georgia accused the government of attempting to hack its election database.

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  30. jeans2nd says:

    Somewhere in all these thousands of comments, last week perhaps, or the week prior, the use of FISCR and FISCR’s relation to Carter Page FISA was outlined.

    Not the first time this trick has been used to obtain a FISA order. Not even close. The many other tricks used to obtain a FISA order are also well-known.

    Sad that it takes a gubmint fmr official on Fox for folks to finally believe.

    Guaranteed Gen Flynn knows as well. Gen Flynn is a patient man. Lord willing, Gen Flynn will be vindicated.

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  31. Throwaway the key says:

    I highly doubtful Comey created this fisa angle of attack on political enemies of the deep state, I suspect he learned it from his predecessor. A predecessor who is roundly regarded as his mentor. I suspect if you were given the ability to turn over the stones, you may find many suspected ” foreign agent cater pages” , who needed to be surveiled”, leading into areas as mundane as tea party groups, who of course we’re being directed by foreign agents, to take down a sitting president obama or leading to the snooping of a reporter looking into Benghazi.

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  32. Flashfly SA says:

    The next piece to be pried out and exposed – George Papadopoulos, used as an excuse to start the investigation!

    ALEXANDER DOWNER – the next name to remember

    Every time you turn over a rock you find a Clinton scurrying for cover. This creep and Bill were well acquainted, having together signed a deal on behalf of the Australian goverment in 2006 to “Donate” 100 million dollars to the Clinton Foundation, the money to be used to purchase and distribute useless HIV/AIDS drugs.

    What are the chances that this is the dude that “reported” to the FBI that George Papadopoulos (in an enebriated state) let out that the Russians had dirt on Hillary – you got it – 100%

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  33. Randy Hausfrau says:

    It’s not Ruben Contreras it’s Rudolph. He’s a Mexican from SF so that explains a lot.

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  34. brenrod says:

    speaking of U1 I wonder if anyone has heard of this story:
    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/exclusive-real-russia-story-port-canaveral-project-pelican-uranium-one-deals-connected-jafars/
    https://www.1776channel.com/2017/12/08/special-reports/clueless-port-canaveral-security-director-baffled-about-gulftainer-nuclear-mastermind-dr-jafar-dhia-jafar/
    its two links to same situation, it goes back a month or two but if true its unbelievable … connected to U1 people but much bigger, and scarier even frightening.

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  35. xcontra says:

    I would like to know who is in a position to do both of these things:

    (1) force a recusal on Contreras, and
    (2) alert Judge Sullivan, who has the Flynn case now, to order Mueller, to pass exculpatory information to the Flynn defense, at this late stage, sentencing.

    How did both of those things happen. Andy McCarthy on that other website wrote that Sullivan’s order might be standard procedure in Sullivan’s court or might be unusual. If unusual, it makes two unusual events, but not a coincidence. You can’t say “boo” to a judge unless you are party to the case, and then you have to meet simultaneous, prosecutor and defense. Or a brother judge perhaps. Would that be the Chief Justice?

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