The Battle Within The Department of Justice: Black Hats -v- White Hats…

This outline is mostly a repost because it hits on the central framework of an obvious dynamic being missed by almost everyone within the larger discussion.

On December 2nd, 2017 (not accidentally ONE DAY after Mike Flynn’s guilty plea was announced), part of the intelligence community –sources inside the investigative unit– outlined specific examples of DOJ/FBI political corruption. The revelations surrounded FBI Agent Peter Strzok, FBI lawyer Lisa Page and DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr.

The month of December 2017 brought to light everything within the larger storyline of a corrupt domestic intelligence apparatus filing for a fraudulent FISA ‘Title-1’ surveillance application, and outlined the process of the DOJ and FBI spying on the Trump campaign. This entire enterprise was/is white-hats fighting back against corrupt black-hats.

In the aftermath, the FBI responded to media inquiry; and the DOJ responded to the revelations (December 3rd release) by specifically pointing attention to the Office of the Inspector General and Michael Horowitz (emphasis mine):

The January 2017 statement issued by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announcing its review of allegations regarding various actions of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in advance of the 2016 election stated that the OIG review would, among other things, consider whether certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations and that we also would include issues that might arise during the course of the review.

The OIG has been reviewing allegations involving communications between certain individuals, and will report its findings regarding those allegations promptly upon completion of the review of them.”

~ Justice Department Office of the Inspector General (link)

Just to emphasize the Black Hat -vs- White Hat dynamic for a moment; we must all remember:

♦The Friday December 1st, 2017, announcement of the Flynn plea was the Friday media narrative maneuver by Mueller’s hate-scheme (small group of black-hat bastards).

Team White-Hat was pissed. They responded immediately.

♦The Saturday December 2nd, 2017, announcement of Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and the bold outline of the conspiracy was an immediate Saturday morning response by the white-hats.

♦Sunday December 3rd, 2017, a full-court-press against the evildoers included the white-hats referring back to the OIG investigation. No-one, repeat *NO-ONE*, was talking about that year-long OIG investigation until December 2nd, and 3rd, when the good guys decided enough was enough…. and they began to lay down the atomic sledgehammer against Mueller’s corrupt team with daily stories, congressional notes and massive ammunition for Chairman Nunes (House Intel), Chairman Grassley (Senate Judiciary), and Chairman Goodlatte (House Judiciary).

Notice none of the investigative ammunition was ever given to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr (chairman) and Mark Warner (vice-chair), because Team White Hat knew the Senate Intelligence Committee was corrupt, complicit and willfully blind.

The larger public audience didn’t know the scope of the Senate Intel Committee corruption until recently – when Senator Warner’s secret collusion with Christopher Steele was outed and the entire Senate committee was shown to have been hiding their knowledge therein.

Yeah, there’s a fight going on inside the intelligence apparatus and that fight has been waged for years. However, throughout 2017 the good-guys had been laying low, gathering intel, conducting an investigation and playing their cards close to the vest.

No-one in media knew a thing about what Horowitz and his team were doing until Horowitz and his team decided to let them know. No-one was talking about the IG investigation until immediately AFTER Flynn took a plea deal -under false pretense- and the good-guys came forward with a continuous stream of day-in and day-out information.

Bringing us to where we are today… and there’s still so much more to come.

Ignore misinformation from people who have not been paying VERY CLOSE granular attention to the nuance and detail. There is zero sunlight between the politicization investigation (the origin), and the weaponization investigation (the parallel investigative outcome); both investigative tracks are in synergy.

As soon as IG Horowitz discovered unlawful activity within the DOJ and FBI, he had an ethical and legal responsibility to take action. He was obligated to inform his DOJ boss.

We all know when that moment was reached, but we can only see it in hindsight.

In June/July 2017 when Horowitz informed Special Counsel Robert Mueller of the Page-Strzok text messages, that was the moment when the IG investigation shifted from looking at internal wrongful conduct to discovering an unlawful conspiracy.

From that moment of unlawful discovery, the IG had a responsibility to report the illegal activity he and his team discovered. From that very moment DOJ leadership then initiated a parallel legal and prosecutorial authority to work hand-in-glove with Horowitz.

It is NOT ACCIDENTAL at that very specific time back in 2017, Attorney Jeff Sessions, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats held a press conference initiating a new joint task-force inside the DOJ and FBI to look at these issues. However, at the time we didn’t know what that joint-task force was specifically about.

We can see it now.

It wasn’t until December, January and February when a full review of all historic activity could be possible; and a timeline review is clear. That timeline includes Asst Attorney General Rod Rosenstein telling Chris Wallace (August 2017) he was assembling the team as instructed by AG Sessions and DNI Coats.

Again, the IG discovery of specific illegal activity is what has transparently initiated a prosecutor within the DOJ to parallel track with Horowitz, which we see visibly with cooperation by: Bill Priestap (FBI), Bruce Ohr (DOJ), Peter Strzok (FBI), Lisa Page (DOJ) and James Baker (FBI Legal Counsel). Each of these individuals remains inside their respective unit, yet each of these individual has been completely removed from their authority. In essence, they are holding down empty chairs:

“They are sat down, told to not do anything, say anything or discuss anything UNTIL they get an attorney. At which time, the attorney is handed a letter from the investigating unit. That letter says in essence, this is how screwed you are. If you want to be less screwed you will sign this letter of cooperation and assist us. When we don’t need you, you sit there. When we do we will call you and you will provide what we need. Any deviation from this agreement lands you in jail for the full term.”

 

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164 Responses to The Battle Within The Department of Justice: Black Hats -v- White Hats…

  1. RedBallExpress says:

    I like the part about “how screwed they are”.

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  2. The silence from and about the conspirators is like the non-barking dog in the Sherlock Holmes story: it means much more than meets the eye or ear!

    I hope that the Inspector General’s report is NOT released on a Friday afternoon, and that it will recommend so many top-level indictments that the MSM can no longer ignore the TRUTH! Keep in mind that the I.G. does not prosecute, but presents evidence for the D.O.J. to prosecute!

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    • Carrie2 says:

      decimusausonius, and why a special prosecutor accompanies the IOG so arrests can be made, etc., etc. Or could we say one is the overlooker and the other is the legal hooker!

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      • LYNCH-pin
        The fact that Loretta Lynch is not talking and Eric Holder is talking is a significant tell as to who is going to take the fall… Think about this Lynch is guilty of obstruction… dead to rights… BUT she was there less time, she can also say she was threatened by Bill Clinton like death threat… this takes the heat off Comey and Lynch… ALSO They want Holder on the Gun running and the IRS scandal in addition other things, Lynch could give them Holder on a platter… and HOLDER could be the fall guy for a lot of the activity in the DOJ and FBI. after all he was some dissident back in college.. wasn’t he?

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        • lizzyp says:

          I hope you’re right and Holder gets bit hard. He’s been all kinds of mouthy and sanctimonious lately and it has my slappin’ hand itchy.

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      • accurite1 says:

        It is my understanding the IOG purpose is to hold government accountable and only has authority to look into things and expose. I could be wrong on this though

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        • tav144 says:

          No, not necessarily. The Inspector General does investigation and most definitely will refer cases to DOJ for prosecution if conduct rises to criminality. This is what SD was talking about regarding Sessions establishing a task force (IG and DOJ prose working together). That is not uncommon at all (I’ve worked on a few myself back in the day).

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        • You are correct: that is why I mentioned (above) that the Inspector General cannot prosecute anyone, but turns over evidence for prosecution to Federal prosecutors in the D.O.J.

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        • Fred Zarguna says:

          Correct, however, a lot of people are under the mistaken impression that The OIG report is what will trigger criminal referrals. This is not necessarily true. Part of the OIG’s job is public accountability for public corruption, and that is the point of the report. That does NOT mean that OIG has not already reported to his boss, and that criminal referrals have not already happened.

          In fact, it seems highly unlikely that grand juries have not already been secretly impaneled, and indictments have not already been issued under seal, because unless Strzok, Page, Ohr, and Priestap (at the very least) have not already been read their rights, the publication of these texts and various other items would be counter-productive to the OIG’s purpose.

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        • IOG works for AG- DOJ can prosecute,

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        • Lizzyp says:

          The IG investigates and reports. Any enforcement action is taken by a prosecutor, which is why he would have to be working with DOJ. That’s why the formation of the task force is so significant. Horowitz found the text message in June or July. His duty was to report that finding immediately to his boss (Sessions, in this case) and then the task force was announced a few weeks later. Cause and effect. The DOJ now has a task force that can work on the indictment side of things. And in the back of my mind, I remember that about 8 weeks after the task force was created the sealed federal indictments starting stacking up in every county in the country. Reports are that about 4000 were filed by Christmas (so 8-10 weeks) when the average for a full year is usually about 100. We don’t know one is connected to the other yet, but the timing is suggestive.

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          • rocketprice says:

            What reports indicate 4000 indictments? …And what is the relevance of these indictments? Sounds huuuuuuge.

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          • rocketprice says:

            What reports indicate 4000 indictments? …And what is the relevance of these indictments? Sounds huuuuuuge.

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            • lizzyp says:

              It is possible that some of these indictments have to do with grand juries that may have been empaneled by the DOJ in connection to the IG’s investigation. Someone very clever above pointed out that the IG’s report is probably not going to kick off indictments but more like explain the ones already in process.

              It’s also possible these have nothing to do with the Ultimate Battle of Good and Evil, it’s just been a busy year.

              The timing, though, is suggestive to me of some connection.

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    • formerdem says:

      Betcha the bad guys have a plan to distract everybody from the report the day it comes out (such as announce the motive of the Las Vegas shooter, something interesting like that), and I ALSO betcha that the White Hats are expecting that and ready for it, and rubbing their hands together awaiting their own boom that will follow. As for me, anybody who comes out with a distracting story the day of the OIG announcement gets a suspicious cat.

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  3. VegasGuy says:

    White Hats…Black Hats…..Ummm….Looking at the anti-Trump team all I see are empty hats.

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  4. Want to believe but seriously,does it appear to anyone that Comey and attorney received such a letter? He’s getting ready to do a book tour.

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    • LannyD says:

      I don’t see where SD says Comey got such a letter/ offer. I think He’s the prey.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        Isn’t it beautiful how they’re making Comey sweat? No matter what corrupt deal he made with Mueller, the White Hats are undermining BOTH OF THEM by chewing up McCabe’s World of Dirt.

        Comey is GONE and can do nothing about it. Wray just says “yes” to everything the OIG asks for, or “no” whenever an unsuspecting black hat wants to get “smart” and give him or herself up by trying to lie to Wray that there is no evidence (see text message brouhaha).

        NOW the White Hats need to go after the (1) saboteurs of NICS, (2) the slow-walkers of DEEP BLUE PROPAGANDA ZONE MASS MURDERERS, and (3) the deep mole creators of POLICIES which allow for PROPAGANDA MASS MURDERERS / USEFUL PSYCHOS.

        Look under McCabe for all of these. Lackeys, personal friends, proteges, and allies. I’m betting for tie-ins with the Boston Marathon Bomber weirdness, Vegas, and all the rest. May need another team of “untouchables” to go after the bads here.

        I think they will find some people who will talk, and once they find people who had PRIOR KNOWLEDGE before Vegas or Florida, things are going to REALLY start to clean up. They can really rip up some floorboards and start hauling out skeletons at FBI HQ. But watch out for CIA – the deep moles there are going to get frisky, IMO. Their world is closing in.

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        • beigun says:

          Also takes time for Sessions to provide the goods to the FCC for new MSM re-license requirements. Civics will be on the test, among others, like Congressional Oversight based on the Constitution. To really fix this fubar, the MSM needs to be taken to the woodshed. Congressional Hearings on how the MSM ignored crimes uncovered by the IG for political purposes.

          I think that is why the ‘Bama Possum is laying low. MSM plus Obama/Hillary. Big fish need a big net and it takes time. Sessions will soon pull the sting on the purse seine!

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      • slothb77 says:

        correct. Comey is a target.

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    • Maquis says:

      Sundance never included Comey in his list of transparently cooperative Coup Conspiracy Plotters. Comey is one of the critical subjects of the OIG and now also DOJ investigation. Comey is a central player, an unrepentant faux philosopher fake lawman of a Rasputin that is not keeping his yap shut and speaking to investigators only, and when he does speak, it’s self-serving tripe and attempted provocations of the President and the Republic.

      Comey might, at some point, be forced to cooperate, grudgingly, but only after the investigations have shifted to prosecutions.

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      • Thecleaner says:

        Well if all those conspirators got a pass, who is left to prosecute other than Comey, McCabe, Rice and Maybe Lynch…they could try to get Clapper and Brennan but I dont see it..they will have covered their a$$es…
        Does anybody really believe they will indict Clinton and Bozo for the election related stuff…i can see Clinton for other stuff..
        It seems like a lot of people getting a mulligan here, so pethaps they are trying to chop the head off the snake.

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        • Steve in Lewes says:

          Funny how I read the above, like “less screwed you will sign this letter of cooperation and assist us.” and … “deviation from this agreement lands you in jail for the full term.”
          as them not getting a pass but less of a sentence. As long as they cooperate and it leads to bigger “fish” I’m good with it.

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          • Thecleaner says:

            Thats possible, but if they admitted to plotting against their own government and agreed to help in return for leniency, I think the government has a real problem not terminating their employment and stripping all security clearances immediately.
            Kind of like catching a terror cell, then sending them back home with their bombs because they promised to help you catch somebody else..

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        • PoCoNoMo says:

          Well I’m still PO’d that Lois Lerner is home and comfy with a nice pension. And Hillary, they should go after on the Clinton Foundation. I bet there are plenty of people all over the place, who are feeling thoroughly abused by those guys, and would be happy to sing their little songs.

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    • lieutenantm says:

      GOOD POINT ! Who has an answer?

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    • Fred Zarguna says:

      It’s reasonable to suspect that Comey has already been given immunity for certain things by Mueller; for example, his taking his memos and leaking parts of them to the NY Times is a felony. The fact that the memos were given to a man he now claims is his “lawyer” doesn’t let him off the hook; you can’t give classified material to your lawyer any more than you can give it directly to the NY Times.

      However, it may be a way to get his professor cum lawyer off the hook if Comey can claim he told his lawyer the memos were personal rather than government material and they have value in an “obstruction” case against Trump. It will interesting to see that adjudicated.

      My concern all along has been how many of the FBI higher ups escaped the trap by quitting or getting fired early, then turning to Mueller for immunity? Have Carlin, Yates, Comey, and one or two others been able to cut deals in exchange for some “Russia related” or “obstruction related” nothingness? I think that depends on how corrupt Mueller’s team is. My personal take is that they’re very corrupt. People selling the “Mueller is a secret white hat” narrative are 100% full of it.

      But do note: as obnoxious and supercilious as Comey’s tweets have been, he too has been much quieter since December 2, 2017.

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    • Guy says:

      I think you misunderstood the article.. Rosenstein, Stryzok, Page, Priestap etc are the stool pigeons, Clinton, Comey, Lynch and maybe even Obama are the targets. The others can choose, go to jail for Clinton, Obama, Lynch, Comey, or testify against them and remain free. Their choice…Which do you think they will take?

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      • bocephusrex says:

        I dunno – recall the McDougals and Web Hubbell………

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        • Watching Scandalous about the Clinton’s reminded me about Jim McDougall..died because he didn’t get his melds weeks before he was to be released. The one who didn’t talk is the only one who lived. There were 6 people that would know the information needed to indict the Clinton’s in Whitewater. Just Vince Foster, the McDougalls and the Clinton’s…

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  5. Aqua says:

    Best commentary bar none. I have nothing to say, except kudos; thank you. Solid stuff.

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  6. John says:

    There was a good article in the national review about how Comey deceived Trump by telling him he wasn’t under investigation even though they were spying on him through the FISA warrant.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/02/susan-rice-email-president-obama-russia-investigation/

    Apparently Comey’s testimony alluded to the fact one of his staff members thought it was inappropriate to mislead the president. Wonder if that was Bill Priestap.

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    • Selfstarter says:

      Now we know that Comey lied to Congress at least once, as to when and how many times he spoke to or briefed Obama.

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      • ecmarsh says:

        The FBI can lie to the President of the United States, Congress, and the American people. The President, a Congress critter, or an American can’t lie to the FBI.
        What is wrong here?

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        • Fred Zarguna says:

          No. They can’t.

          They don’t even have to be under oath to be in legal jeopardy. 18 USC 1001 applies to the testimony made to Congressional committees even when not under oath; it’s the same part of US Code that makes lying to the FBI a crime.

          You can’t lie to Congress.

          However, I believe at least one Congressional Committee permitted Comey to “correct” his “misstatements” in his testimony to them.

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      • Lizzyp says:

        Not that I want to defend the guy, because I really can’t wait to see him taken down. Those tweets are so self righteous it makes me want to hurl. But – I thought his testimony was that he had only met with Obama ALONE 2 times. That both of those were brief, casual ‘hi-bye’ type things and the last time was in 2016, so that Obama could say good bye. The meeting Susan Rice referenced was not ‘alone’ and I think that’s the distinction that will save him on that one. That meeting included several other people and even at the end when he asked Comey to stay behind it still included Yates, i believe. So still not ‘alone’.

        Was there other testimony about their meetings that I missed?

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    • Carrie2 says:

      John, and for lying (and obviously more than once) he is not privileged to the 5th Amendment and book or no book he is going to be booked and hopefully along with so many others hanged publicly. We are prepared with plenty of rope necklaces for those traitors.

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    • Good Job! says:

      Comey could have believed in the Steele memos and that Trump really was a Russian agent and that Comey was playing the hero saving the Republic.

      Comey’s testimony that the Dossier was only salacious and unverified came AFTER the dossier was released and everybody except CNN laughed at it. Everyone. Firms like MSNBC and Rachel Maddow only started to believe in the “Dossier” months later when Rep. Schiff signaled that the dossier was important to RussiaGate. Even then Schiff was feeding MSNBC the line that the dossier had been “substanially verified.” McCabe testified the FBI only verified that Carter Page took a trip to Russia.

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      • John says:

        I think the real problem with the Dossier is where the information originated. I think Steele was used to create a arms length transaction or lend credibility to the Dossier not develop it.

        If the info came from Brennan/Crooked/Clapper and was laundered to Steele to add legitimacy which then brought it back to the FBI then it’s all over for the whole gang including Obama. Where did the granular info on Cohen traveling to Croatia come from, likely not from the Russians. Guess we are going to find out in discovery.

        They gone after Trump and his son, the hysteria has gotten congressman shot and white powder delivered to his daughter in law.

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        • Good Job! says:

          From the time I first read it I thought it was prolly 99% fake and made up spy novel matter except for a few facts like Trump and Carter Page traveling to Moscow. I assumed Steele or MI6 made up the memos and perhaps made them so bad they couldn’t be believed—but hello FBI geniuses!

          But yes the memos could all be from American minds like Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson and Ohr. Fusion is a big player in the media. After reading Simpson’s testimony I feel he could be the sole source of all the major media reporting on Trump and Manafort connections, real or not, to Russia. Simpson also announced in a way last week’s “NRA is a Russian agent” theme. Simpson said Fusion was working on that idea. Fusion could still be working with Mueller. Why not? Mueller hired all the co-conspirators from DOJ and the FBI to be part of his team.

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          • MM says:

            Simpson is biting off more than he can chew with his “NRA is a Russian Agent” Statement”
            I will be glad when he and his Comrades are broke and in prison!

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            • G. Combs says:

              Simpson’s “NRA is a Russian Agent Statement” is a real laugh given Glen Simpson/ Fusion GPS ARE unreported RUSSIAN AGENTS.

              Never ever forget Natalia Veselnitskaya paid Fusion GPS for prior work.
              Fusion interacted with Natalia Veselnitskaya in 2014. She was Prevezon attorney, who retained Baker Hostetler, who retained Fusion, re: Prevezon litigation. Natalia Veselnitskaya paid Baker Hostetler, who paid Fusion. No direct payments from Veselnitskaya to Fusion.

              Veselnitskaya knew all about the extortion case against Demetri Baranovsky which was discussed. Glen Simpson saw Veselnitskaya in court hearings and client dinners in NYC & D.C. in 2015 and two in June 2016 (June 8th in NYC/June 10th in D.C.) Baker Hostetler gave Fusion’s research to Veselnitskaya. Glen Simpson knew Veselnitskaya was former prosecutor.

              Page 114 of the Simpson testemony.

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          • formerdem says:

            I am holding out for my own personal theory which is the involvement of Russian comics in making up that stupid dossier. Who else would write such dumb stuff, such as Carter Page being given 12 percent of Rosneft. this is no serious effort to persuade, this is somebody laughing himself sick while he writes. But they took it all in. Another part of my private theory which no one shares is that this is why the Democrats are so anti-Russian 360 degrees. They are trying to deligitimize every conversation with any Russian so we don’t find out and roll around laughing at them. This is my theory. I am adhering to it.

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        • I’m surprised. Am I really the only one who figures that Sidney Blumenthal wrote it and found a way to slip it to Steele as if it were coming from Russians?

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          • Nope. That is I’ve pegged as well.

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          • Lunagirl says:

            Agreed. The default analysis for anything Clinton is laundry. How were they doing the laundry? Applies to everything – dirt on political enemies, bribes to guys like McCabe, etc., money for the Foundation. Obama is the same and always has been. That’s how he bought his house in Chicago – the bribe was laundered through a purchase by notorious scumbag Tony Rezko. He was just a wee corruptokrat in training way back then.
            It’s funny that they should hate each other so much. They are birds of a feather.

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        • Lunagirl says:

          There is an article in Gateway Pundit today that says Andrew McCabe changed the 302s from the Flynn interview and then deleted the revision history. This makes total sense in light of recent reports that the investigators that spoke to Flynn told Comey they didn’t think Flynn was lying. That Flynn would lie to them in the first place about discussions with the Russian Ambassador knowing they would have transcripts never made any sense. But the falsified evidence in that case is problematic because it will open the floodgates as will a lot of the Obama Administration corruption. The implications of the widespread corruption of the Obama DOJ, especially when it comes to spying on judges – 156 judges including the Chief Justice – and numerous politicians, as alleged by at least one whistleblower, are staggering. How many court cases were thrown? Is the ACA really the law of the land? The list goes on and on.

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      • Raven says:

        Yep, the Steele dossier can’t be both “salacious and unverified” and also suitable grounds for a FISA warrant. That needs explanation.

        Secondly, apart from that one forced FISA judge recusal, we don’t see other judges now calling out the veracity of the Steele dossier.

        It’s been out in public view for ages.
        No judge thought about that? . . really?

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      • B Woodward says:

        Comey received the Steele dossier in July 2016. He knew by October 2016 that Hillary paid for the dossier. Even with the FBI’s illegal spying on the Trump campaign, the FBI either could not verify the major allegations in the dossier, or the FBI was not trying to verify the dossier that Hillary paid for. Lying Comey lied to the FISA court when he signed the application for the warrant in Oct 2016, and again in Jan & April of 2017. For the Title I FISA warrant on Carter Page, the law does not allow the FBI to call an American an “agent of a foreign power” unless they can show the person “knowingly engages in clandestine intelligence gathering activities for or on behalf of a foreign power” AND the nature of their activity is criminalized. That’s what Comey swore to the FISA court three times. Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett said,if they went to a federal judge using a false document to obtain a warrant to spy that’s a violation, it’s a felony, it’s 10 years behind bars. They have to have substantial articulable facts. A fabricated, unverified document with such questionable parties being connected is not that. This is abuse of power and perjury by the DOJ and FBI.

        Chairman Nunes’ FISA abuse memo that POTUS declassified states, ” Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or. any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior DOJ and FBI officials.”

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    • Steve in Lewes says:

      That’s why I believe it was PDJT’s real reason for firing Comey. Comey deceived the President, he new that from the get go, but couldn’t really give the real reason for firing Comey or else it would have exposed all this stuff going on now back in May 2016..that time frame was too early and the IG was still gathering intel/evidence on the rats. I wouldn’t be surprised tha PDJT, Sessions, and Rosenstein got together to craft the Comey firing letter to throw a smoke screen up for the real firing reason.

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  7. Selfstarter says:

    I’m still a bit confused, as to why the Podestas have not been indicted yet, especially since Mueller just decided to add some charges to Manafort. So far, only Trump people have been targeted by Mueller. (not counting the 13 Russians just indicted)

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  8. As usual, another excellent combination “up-date/reminder” from Sundance that reinforces us impatient low branch-angers that justice hopefully will be served. It keeps us from making those bash-Sessions comments that aggravates the hierarchy in TCTH. Much obliged SD!

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    • KBR says:

      I really do not believe there is a hierarchy at CTH regarding Sessions.

      Some people are very outspoken about their opinions, and have fellow-opinionators willing to jump into any fray in support. Like a gang.

      I am sorry you believe there is a hierarchy. Although I do admit it sometimes looks that way. There is some ganging-up on persons that say anything even close to negative about Sessions.

      Even the words “Sessions bashers” are a loaded term, IMO, and derogatory to the point of ad hominem attack.
      Perhaps those with opposing viewpoint should call the others “proSessions gangers” or “Sessions worshippers.”

      I am sick of hearing about it all. I am sick of Sessions-worship here:
      >his recusal has caused so much disruption in the CTH and in the larger proTrump base
      >he has apparently gained a following that thinks him a saint on earth or superman
      >posters coming to his defense have become extreme in their beligerence to other posters
      >posters who defend Sessions will gang up on a single poster in the extreme
      >adhominem attacks are more prevalent here over this than all other opinions
      >much like leftists, Sessions worshipper gangs have basically denied freespeech to other Treepers
      >the term “Sessions bashers” has not been disallowed as “PC enforcement-type” term
      >some long term good Treepers have left the site, likely over this very battle.

      A hierarchy requires a hierarch. Who is the hierarch?

      The only boss here is Sundance the blogger and his blog admins who keep the rules and stop a lot of trolls and help get people out of the bins…and much more. None of them have said that persons at CTH cannot make negative comments about Sessions.

      We can all have hope that Sessions is superman. We can begin to see some Sessions work that has been behind the scenes doing good things. I look forward to some of the many indictments that must be coming, although sealed indictments do not promise absolutely that big names are within them: again we can hope.

      I really liked his comments about changing/eliminating the DOJ regulations in his most recent talk with Maria B. about political bias, and his admission that there was political bias there fromthe last admin. That it had been already made obvious was not the same as an admission and ongoing correction-work clearly stated by the AG.

      But on Sessions I am still patiently waiting on the fence. (Sometimes I even pray for him and his family worried that badguys are threatening them.) I know big cases take time, and I know the work must go on behind the scenes, in fact I know pretty much every chapter and verse in the Session-worship bible that has been eloquently written here.

      What I don’t KNOW for certain-sure is whether he will come through as strongly as I hope. Sorry, gang, I already have a God and worship no man.

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      • bocephusrex says:

        I think most everyone here wants to believe JS is a good guy, a competent guy, and the guilty will pay. But personally, I find his comment about the corruption in the FBI (“no agency is perfect”) alarming, and November is coming and with it the possibility that the Dems will take the house (a long shot, yes) and throw a wrench in the wheels of justice. I worry because I saw a man whom I thought was a solid conservative resort to legal gymnastics to legitimize Obamacare…….and I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I truly believe the left had some sort of dirt on John Roberts, or someone he cared for–otherwise how to explain it? The future of our country is pretty much resting on the AG’s shoulders—I hope and pray he’s up to the task.

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      • Judy W says:

        Let Joe Digenova shed some light on Jeff Sessions’ DOJ facts for you….

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  9. Zippy says:

    As I’ve stated previously, if they go down the obstruction BS path with Trump it could easily go to the SCOTUS where they would LOSE. However, that would take some time to resolve and could help the deep state’s attempts at obstructing Trump by harming the Reps in the midterms.

    Dershowitz: Trump well within constitutional authority on Comey, Flynn – would this even be a question if Hillary were president?

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/06/12/dershowitz-trump-well-within-constitutional-authority-on-comey-flynn-would-this-even-be-question-if-hillary-were-president.html

    Excerpt:

    Until recently, presidents – from Adams to Jefferson to Lincoln to Roosevelt to Kennedy – played active roles in deciding who to investigate and prosecute. In recent years a tradition had developed under which the FBI and the criminal division of the Justice Department were more independent of the White House. But this tradition did not and could not limit the constitutional authority of the president, especially in the absence of explicit legislation. There is no longer an independent prosecutor statute on the books, so the president retains the authority he had before that statute was enacted. It is clear therefore, that Trump acted within his constitutional authority if he directed Comey to end his investigation of Flynn. It follows from this that he certainly acted within his authority if he merely requested or “hoped” that Comey stand down. And he surely acted within his authority when he fired Comey for disobeying his authorized order or for any other reason. Indeed, Comey himself confirmed the above constitutional principles.

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    • Joe S says:

      If they try to go down the “obstruction path,” the IG report will remove all doubt that Comey had to go-clearly.

      So what is left? A witch hunt into PDJT’ finances. For what reason?

      This thing has IMPLODED!

      What is worse is that the IC seems to be using the dossier premises to investigate PDJT-to the letter.

      They are STILL working on the assumptions of the dossier!

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  10. The Devilbat says:

    I am likely just as guilty as those Russians. I bought a roll of toilet pare with Hillary’s face on each sheet. Yeah, I be bad!!!

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  11. The Devilbat says:

    I meant “Toilet Paper. I shouldn’t have spilled coffee on my keyboard.

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  12. LKA in LA says:

    Remember when President Trump was giving a speech (week or so ago) and stated, “We caught them?” In addition he stated that some of the people caught were “very embarrassed.” How do you go from trying to influence a Presidential election in the USA to embarrassed? How about “quaking in their boots?” I hope they all go to prison.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      LKA in LA, be aware that when Trump says something nice, he means the opposite! Yet, the other side always thinks he is saying all is well, when it sure in heck isn’t and the hammer is slowly but surely coming down.

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  13. Margaret Berger says:

    Wonder if Bill is a whistleblower and the others caught in the net. I like the visual of them sitting in empty offices drumming their thumbs and waiting for their nightmare to be over. I like the visual of those who haven’t flipped wondering when the hammer is going to come down and praying for a miracle from mueller to save them.

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  14. Good Job! says:

    AFTER Flynn took a plea deal -under false pretense-

    What is your idea of a “pretense?” My first idea was the “302” was adulterated to make Flynn’s statement a firm denial rather than a vague response. But maybe the false pretense is more basic. Maybe Flynn didn’t discuss sanctions at all. And it was just assumed he did because Brennan or Yates misrepresented the overheard discussion. Maybe an adulterated transcript was given to Flynn’s lawyer but did they really ever hear the recording?

    Yates story that Flynn was subject to “blackmail” was always silly since he had to assume the phone calls of the ambassador were monitored.

    In June/July 2017 when Horowitz informed Special Counsel Robert Mueller of the Page-Strzok text messages,

    How do we know Mueller was informed of anything? Page and Strzok could have been moved without any explanation to Mueller–he’s not their boss. Mueller may very well be one of the co-conspirators to 1. Absolve and obscure the FBI’s belief in the obviously fake Steele memos and 2. To protect the FBI and CrowdStrike and the lucrative private intel industry from investigation for its belief and use of the CrowdStrike report. There may be texts supporting Mueller’s misconduct or lack or impartiality (as if that wasn’t obvious in the first).

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    • Thomas Anderson says:

      Good Job, I’ve been pondering about Mueller (and team) and what did he know (and when) about Strzok/Page.

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      • Good Job! says:

        Could there be any person more conflicted than Robert Mueller? Why tell him anything? He is buddies with Comey. He is ex-head of the FBI, not an outsider. He will protect the FBI, not investigate it. If the DC police department needed an independent counsel to investigate it would a former head of the DC police be appointed? Of course not.

        Also he is close buddies with Shawn Henry the head of CrowdStrike. (some say Mueller owns a piece of CS but I haven’t seen proof). The FBI’s reliance on the easily debunked CrowdStrike report was a big piece of political and maybe financial corruption that needed to be shielded. At the time of Mueller’s appointment no one publicly was upholding the Steele “dossier” as proof of RussiaGate. The publicly known “sources” of RussiaGate was the DNC hack (i.e., CrowdStrike) and the Social media campaigns.

        If is was Horowitz why tell Mueller any thing?

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    • PoCoNoMo says:

      False pretence meaning Flynn pled guilty to something that was’t actually illegal? (To spare his family, and a legion of lawyers he could’t afford)

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      • PoCoNoMo says:

        That wasn’t so clear. I could have said, “General Flynn was found guilty of lying to the FBI – about conduct that was completely legal.” which I just read on themarketswork.com

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  15. duaneo says:

    One question has always bothered me. Why did Obama and Co. not fire Horowitz? With such an adversarial position to their future, it seems really really unusual that they would allow him to keep his job?

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    • mimbler says:

      They neutered him with Sally Yates 50 some page legal position that kept the IG from looking where they didn’t want him to.

      Less messy than firing him, as few (I certainly didn’t) even knew it was done.

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      • G. Combs says:

        “…They neutered him with Sally Yates 50 some page legal position…”

        Which AG Session could easily have undone when he reversed several other ‘guidelines’

        INSPECTOR GENERAL ACT OF 1978
        http://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/Inspector%20General%20Act%20Of%201978.pdf

        It is over fifty pages so I did a keyword search for Department of Justice.

        On page 25 are SPECIAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

        This is what Sally Yates used to tell IG Horowitz he could not look where the DOJ was hiding the spying on American citizens.

        Ag Sessions could very easily reverse this by giving l IG Horowitz the required permission.

        “[…]SEC. 8E. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last two sentences of section 3(a), the Inspector General shall be under the authority, direction, and control of the Attorney General with respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information concerning—

        (A) ongoing civil or criminal investigations or proceedings;
        (B) undercover operations;
        (C) the identity of confidential sources, including protected witnesses;
        (D) intelligence or counterintelligence matters; or
        (E) other matters the disclosure of which would constitute a serious threat to national security.

        (2) With respect to the information described under paragraph (1), the Attorney General may prohibit the Inspector General from carrying out or completing any audit or investigation, from accessing information described in paragraph (1), or from issuing any subpoena, after such Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or complete such audit or investigation, access such information, or to issue such subpoena, if the Attorney General determines that such prohibition is necessary to prevent the disclosure of any information described under paragraph (1) or to prevent the significaant impairment to the national interests of the United
        States.

        (3) If the Attorney General exercises any power under paragraph (1) or (2), the Attorney General shall notify the Inspector General in writing stating the reasons for such exercise. Within 30 days after receipt of any such notice, the Inspector General shall transmit a copy of such notice to the Committees on Governmental Affairs and Judiciary of the Senate and the Committees on Government Operations and Judiciary of the House of Representatives, and to other appropriate committees or subcommittees of the Congress[…]”

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        • Donna in Oregon says:

          Here it is G Combs. Sally Yates NSD document and all. Sundance has a great article with her document included.

          https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/08/doj-national-security-division-official-david-laufman-quits/

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        • mimbler says:

          Sessions did undo this early in his administration.

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            Mimbler:
            A thought hit me on this one. If Sessions undid that document,
            ( and investigations regarding Yates progress), could they perhaps
            look into the WHY that document was written? Could it be used
            to show intentional cover ups/ malfeasance? If these were proven,
            could it be used to remove the 5 year seal of NSD documents
            that were sent to to the Obama library?

            If it could be demonstrated that documents relating to the NSD
            were part of a Yates engineered cover up, could they be accessed
            prior to the 5 year Obama library rulings? As the documents could
            be considered evidence of an obstruction of justice attempt?

            Was just pondering this one. Investigations on Yate’s intentions
            with the 50 page document could be the way to acccess the key
            that they are trying to throw away on all the unmaskings that occurred.
            ( All of them were sent to the library after being covered under the
            NSC ruling, according to Sundance’s past article, cited elsewhere).

            Don’t know the mechanisms involved, but it occurred to me there
            might be a way to use Yate’s intent as a way to access the hidden
            unmasking documents.

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            • mimbler says:

              Good questions. In my opinion, though, a lot of what we see as cover up/malfeasance is a judgement call. Obvious to us, but very hard to prove beyond a reasonable doubt in a criminal trial.

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  16. drawfortruth says:

    I hope you are right. I fear that the Swamp is so deep with so many special interests profiting from it that the truth will never see the light of day.

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  17. J. Kirby Weldon says:

    If true, this is a significant relief for those of us watching from the way-outside. And hoping for justice to prevail in the Department of (In)Justice. And the corrupt FBI. If the White Hats win the day, it’s a victory for the Republic. If no one is prosecuted and the full story is not revealed, a major blow to our Constitution.

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  18. Margaret Berger says:

    Someone somewhere pointed out what a weasel word comey is and that he testified that he hadn’t met alone with obummer, he was not alone on Jan 5th. However, he broke a lot of laws and I think the title of his book shows awareness of that. He is trying to say that it was ok to lie and break laws becasue he was saving us from Trump.

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    • The Boss says:

      He never disclosed the whole truth, which is expected whether one is testifying under oath or not. Instead, he said he recalled meeting the president once or twice or a few times alone. Comey is an ass.

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  19. Greg says:

    I see Sally Yates surfaced on twitter to have a go at DJT for attacking the FBI investigation into a ‘foreign adversary’s interference in our democracy.’ These people have no shame. Overnight it has pivoted from Trump was colluding to now ‘we told you it wasn’t a hoax that Russia was interfering’. I hope Sal is one of the first people arrested this year for treason. I have to say that Mueller’s report is embarrassing. Is this the best a superpower can do? Its thesis is falling apart anyway… the Facebook men said most funds were spent after the election and ads were not meant to sway the votes. Assange said the Internet Research Centre is more of a clickbait, fund raising operation than a spy operation. The Russians have been interfering in US elections for years. Likewise the US has been interfering in elections forever. Most recently in Israel and UK with Brexit. Surely, the emperor Mueller has no clothes.. who is going to tell him.

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    • Good Job! says:

      I don’t know if Mueller knew at the beginning about the fake origin of the Steele memos, but he had to know that part of his job was protecting his good buddy Shawn Henry and CrowdStrike from humiliation and loss of contracts due to the bogus CrowdStrike report.

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  20. Basil Makedon says:

    I wonder if lying to the President is within the scope of 18 USC 1001 — aka the Lying to Federal Govt. crime? If so, or even if its arguable, I would suspect that would be why Bill P would tell James C to be careful not to “mislead” the President.

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  21. albrevin says:

    So the Mueller gang is flapping out in the wind, doing whatever r.e. Russian internet trolls? The real action is the OIG investigation alongside parallel DOJ prosecution team.

    Wonder, since Mueller released the ‘indictment’ Friday, does that mean white hats drop another bombshell on Monday? Depending on what it is it could give Mueller a chance to pivot towards the Americans (Demos, HRC, Comey, et al) who actually were conspiring with Russians via Fusion GPS…. put the ball in Mueller’s court, if he dribbles fine, if not keep on trucking.

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  22. Joe S says:

    So when Flynn took the plea deal that was a trigger that the illegal activity had claimed a victim?

    In other words, it was no longer “no harm-no foul?

    And something had to be done by an IG who knew about it and had to prevent it from going forward or exposing it?

    So, does that mean that Mueller’s team was aware of the injustice caused by Strozk, Page and, maybe McCabe, with the 302’s and he proceeded anyway?

    So, in indicting Flynn, does that mean that Mueller’s team was aware of the injustice and WITHHELD pertinent information from the defendant and his team?

    Who does that sound like?

    Could it be Andrew Weissman, who has a history of this kind of activity?

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  23. Zippy says:

    Why Mueller DIDN’T Indict the Russians for Meddling in the Presidentiall Election
    17 Feb 2018

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/why-mueller-didnt-indict-the-russians-for-meddling-in-the-presidential-election.php

    Excerpt:

    The indictment in its very first paragraph recites that it is against the law for foreign nationals to spend money to influence US elections, or for agents of foreign countries to engage in political activities without registering. But no one is charged with these crimes. Instead, the indictment is devoted mostly to charging a “conspiracy to defraud the United States.” Normally, that would refer to defrauding the U.S. out of, say, $10,000 in Medicare benefits. Its application to the 2016 election seems dubious. Beyond that, the indictment charges relatively minor offenses: bank fraud (opening accounts in false names) and identity theft.

    Mueller indicted the Russians only for violating 18 U.S.C. §371 (conspiracy to defraud the United States), §§ 1343 and 1344 (wire fraud and bank fraud), and §1082(A) (identity theft). He did not indict them for violating 52 U.S.C. §30121 (contributions and donations by foreign nationals). The question is, why not?

    This is the relevant language of 52 U.S.C. §30121, which covers “meddling” in U.S. elections by foreign nationals:

    (a) Prohibition: It shall be unlawful for—

    (1) a foreign national, directly or indirectly, to make—

    (A) a contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State, or local election;

    (B) a contribution or donation to a committee of a political party; or

    (C) an expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement for an electioneering communication (within the meaning of section 30104(f)(3) of this title); or

    (2) a person to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution or donation described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) from a foreign national.

    The Russians obviously violated this statute; they spent millions of dollars to promote the candidacies of Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Jill Stein, and to oppose the candidacies of Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. So why weren’t they charged with the most pertinent crime they committed? Because Christopher Steele arguably violated the same law. He is a foreign national, and he contributed a “thing of value” to the Hillary Clinton campaign, namely the fake dossier.

    Note, too, Section (2): it is a crime to “solicit, accept, or receive” such a contribution from a foreign national. Isn’t that what the Perkins, Coie law firm, the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and probably Hillary herself, did?

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    • albrevin says:

      great catch. Mueller doesn’t have the stones to go “there”. Opens the door to not only Steele but Soros, et al. Gutless Bob.

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      • G. Combs says:

        Do not forget Robert Hannigan, the chief of the GCHQ, PM May and perhaps the Queen of England!!!

        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

        Apr. 13, 2017
        “[…]Brennan reportedly established a counterintelligence task force, which included the FBI and the National Security Agency. That summer, Robert Hannigan, then the chief of the GCHQ, passed Brennan more material related to conversations Trump associates had with suspected or known Russian agents,[…]” — http://www.businessinsider.com/british-spy-agency-trump-russia-ties-2017-4

        CIA then set up task-force in 2016 to investigate possible Russian funding of Trump’s campaign
        http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-russia-dossier-claims-cia-2017-1

        Hannigan abruptly resigned on Jan. 23, 2017. This was three days after Trump’s inauguration and shortly after the first allegations that former MI6 agent Christopher Steele was involved thanks to the Buzzfeed article on January 10, 2017.

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      • PoCoNoMo says:

        Maybe he values his life.

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    • John says:

      They are going to indict Steele because didn’t generate any of the info. It likely came from the Clinton campaign or Fusion GPS or Brennan/Clapper.

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  24. simicharmed says:

    THIS>>>>>>” that was the moment when the IG investigation shifted from looking at internal wrongful conduct to discovering an unlawful conspiracy”! CHILLING! Great article!

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  25. Stormyeyes says:

    CNN says Gates agreed to flip and testify against Manaforte.

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    • PS says:

      Read that too. And then I remembered that I don’t trust any story originating from CNN, because the last 2 years has shown that they use their reporting for political positioning and to demoralize the conservatives. The boogey man Manafort who will spill the beans on Trump… yeah right.

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  26. Bill R says:

    How do we know that Horowitz is a white hat? I have my doubts and wouldn’t be surprised if his report whitewashes everything. In other words, the black hats walk away from this unharmed.

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  27. flowerbelle says:

    Mueller is still there with his clinton/obama team. If he is a black hat leading a team of black hats, nothing is going to stop them. They know they have a compromised, complicit media to leak to and frame their narrative. It seems like there is no end in sight.
    And Shawn Henry and company are big boys. They chose to lie. There are consequences that result regardless of your friendships. It’s called law and order.

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  28. I really wonder about this whole scenario, but I guess we will see. My main question is where were these so called “white hats” in previous 8 years , not a peep , in complete hiding during all the various schemes and lies of prior Administration. Now they are suddenly emboldened after hiding for 8 years? What if Hillary had won, would they have stayed asleep for another 4 or 8 years? I just wonder IMHO

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    • Q&A says:

      Knowing the utter vindictiveness of today’s dems, couldn’t you imagine they were scared for their careers, scared of being blacklisted, and even scared for their lives.

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    • Maquis says:

      The White Hats at best in most cases could simply observe and survive the Obamanation. Live to fight another day.

      They are fighting now.

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    • MsB says:

      Good point. I am hoping PDJT has given a few of these White Hats courage to finally fight for our Republic. But the President needs much more help. I am just praying Sessions and others are working a lot harder behind the scenes than what we see. Scary times!

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  29. Bull Durham says:

    Lying to the President began during the campaign with CIA briefings. General Flynn warned DJT that the CIA briefings to him as candidate and then victor in the election were untrustworthy (BS and lies is the technical description). Flynn then created his own briefings for DJT to understand the ISIS/AQ, Syria, Afghan and Iraq state of things, among other topics.

    We all know the IC war against DJT for most of the time until he turned over the foreign policy and wars to the generals and NSC. Once the neocons had policy controls, they let up. Pompeo does the briefings now.

    A president is at the mercy of the Intel sources. The reason they had to get Flynn out fast.

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  30. Marygrace Powers says:

    ‘However, one thing has been brutally missing throughout the three months…. there’s been no media interviews or statements by anyone.’

    ‘Additionally, in a rather odd dynamic there’s no appetite by any media to get any of the names on record,… for anything…. not.a.word. Not a single satellite truck outside any house. No-media knocking on doors for comment(s). No TV pundits seeking ‘exclusive’ interviews to set the record straight, etc. It’s as if everyone in the DOJ/FBI ‘small group’ is carrying has an Ebola virus that destroys healthy narrative cells.’

    Nothing.

    Nada.

    Zylch.

    ‘Not a single Washington beat journalist writing a sentence about any of the crew to include any actual statement or inquisitive question of them. Nothing. Pete, Lisa, Bruce, Nellie, Jim, James, Bill, David, Mike, Andy… nothing. All of them collectively create the silence of an 800lb gorilla sitting ‘over there’ while the incurious media look away.’

    Think carefully about this. There’s not even a comment to say “no comment”.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/17/behind-the-sanctimonious-tweets-james-comey-has-a-very-serious-book-problem/

    Such extraordinary lengths to gas light the American public are
    beyond bizarre. WHY? MSM is complicit/colluding with black hats.

    Prepare for many top level indictments to blow the lid off
    this pressure cooker of deception that will include major
    MSM players. I believe that is why the silence is so deafening.

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  31. Inspector Lestrade says:

    Might be worth discussing the difference between career criminals and how they might react to charges being brought against them and white collar professionals, either career civil service or career politicians, or even better career congressional staffers. These white collar proffesionals have no long rap sheets, their kids are in the best schools, they are pillars of the community. Unlike career criminals (what’s another 5 stretch, big deal) they have everything to lose- the shame reflected on their families, positions in the communities, their pensions……….my point is simply this, these “first time” white collar criminals should be very easy to flip. And now the conspiracy gets larger as our now newly flipped “very eager to help” miscreants implicate a whole new layer of wrong doers. Rinse and repeat as necessary. May not be alot of folks left unindicted by the time this is over. DTS folks, DTS with extreme prejudice.

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  32. Joe S says:

    Remember when Comey testified before Congress after he was fired?

    It was assumed that he cleared his testimony with Mueller, who was recently appointed as special counsel (SC).

    What if Mueller heard his testimony and granted him immunity (as Thomas Paine has suggested)? Is that why Comey was so confident in his testimony and continues to act as if he has no exposure to this mess, even with the recent revelations from the IC? He is writing a book for God’s sake!

    Is it as simple as the SC was hoodwinked by Comey and dragged into this affair unwittingly? Or is the SC a witting participant in this?

    Either way, this is a big problem for the SC. It is a big problem because it appears that the SC would have two, maybe three tracks to investigate POTUS or candidate Trump. The first is collusion, and we know that one is DOA. The second is obstruction of justice, and the OIG report will KILL that with EXTREME PREJUDICE by exposing the players in the conspiracy. The obstruction of justice track was dependent upon the Flynn investigation and the “collusion” investigation, both of which are DOA.

    The third has been hinted at in that the SC is looking at past business deals for money laundering from the Trump Organization-LOL!

    This is DOOM for Mueller. He is now in a corner. It is the case that his entire investigative track is based on the above?

    If so, he has no choice but to try to bury this somehow, INDICT COMEY, or be INDICTED himself.

    It is getting interesting!

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    • ” The second is obstruction of justice, and the OIG report will KILL that with EXTREME PREJUDICE by exposing the players in the conspiracy.”

      Without getting into the weeds, there is and cannot be any “Obstruction” by POTUS.

      James Comey testified before Congress stating, ” As the Director of The FBI, I serve at the Pleasure of POTUS. I can be fired for cause, OR can be fired for no reason at all.

      Rosenstein and McCabe testified after the firing of Comey that as Acting head of the DOJ and FBI respectfully, that at no time were the ordered or instructed to back off or slow down any investigations that were ongoing in the Russia matter.
      Both stating to the effect that Comey was the Director but was not the investigator. So nothing changed with his firing.

      The only way POTUS would ever have to testify is IF Mueller proves that Rosenstein and McCabe both lied to Congress.

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  33. jeans2nd says:

    You missed a very important teensy piece.

    The Special Counsel is also required by law to report “significant events” to the Attorney General, in this case the Deputy Attorney General, Rob Rosenstein.

    CFR Title 28 Chapter VI Part 6 Special Counsel
    Section 600.8 (b) and (c)
    (b)Notification of significant events. The Special Counsel shall notify the Attorney General of events in the course of his or her investigation in conformity with the Departmental guidelines with respect to Urgent Reports.
    (c)Closing documentation. At the conclusion of the Special Counsel’s work, he or she shall provide the Attorney General with a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions reached by the Special Counsel.
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/28/600.8

    Would not unlawful activity (conspiracy) be a “significant event?” In June/July 2017 when Horowitz informed Special Counsel Robert Mueller of the Page-Strzok text messages, Mueller also was required by law to report those findings to DAG Rob Rosenstein.

    If Mueller knows the law (likely?) and reported the unlawful activity as required by law, Mueller knows that Mueller and Team Black Hat are toast, were Mueller part of Team Black Hat, which is likely, imo.

    Now the question is, how much of that Special Counsel report will DAG Rosenstein make available to We The People? Note the Special Counsel sends the Special Counsel’s reports only to DAG Rosenstein (Section 600.8 part (c)).

    Quite possibly AG Jeff provided that answer today https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/18/sunday-talks-maria-bartiromo-interviews-jeff-sessions/
    CFR Title 28 Chapter VI Part 6 Special Counsel Section 600.98 (b) and (c) answers that question https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/28/600.9

    Also worth noting the Ken Starr interview https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/18/sunday-talks-maria-bartiromo-interviews-ken-starr/

    At 3:33 Starr mentions the Independent Counsel law “…signed into law by Pres Reagan…”
    Kenn Starr is incorrect. That law expired in 1999 and replaced by the Special Counsel law, CFR Title 28 Chapter VI Part 6
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/28/part-600

    So many hairs to split, so many questions, so little time..lol
    Thx for the great vids today, and much-needed reminder of what is truly important.

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  34. Joe S says:

    The nexus of this could be as simple as determining the origin of just ONE of the 27 leaks Jeff Sessions is investigating.

    For example, who leaked the Flynn phone call with Kislyak?

    If one of the people who are under OIG investigation describe that leak, and that is likely, it is game over-end of story.

    The whole thing could come apart with something that simple-a chain reaction!

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  35. rlc970582410 says:

    thanks Sundance for the repost. I am confused- is Mueller a black hat, or a white hat?

    My gut is he thought he could get away with stacking the deck with Clinton hires and putting this all to bed, but too many uncontrolled events, like the Uranium One whistleblower recovering, and testifying, Nunes and Grassley disciplined determination, and the information the OIG let out, in particular after FBI foolishly claimed to “cant recover five months of texts” have bound his hands.

    Sessions did a great job in the interview today (2/18) with Bartiromo explaining the delay, and confirming the side investigation into leaks, and support for OIG, which causes me to regret my impatience with him.

    DiGenova has been very critical of the FBI but complimentary here at 6:25,

    saying Mueller is a straight guy and will tell the truth if his investigation is built on fruit from the poisoned tree, so that’s another validation for the idea that Flynn’s case has been delayed, and given to a new judge to determine if same.

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    • rlc970582410 says:

      I note Gowdy has been a vocal supporter of Mueller too, and I respect what Gowdy has to say, given he is in a tough spot- having to run dog and pony shows knowing full well that Congress has no power to prosecute, nor should it be attempting to investigate (which Gowdy himself has pointed out many times).

      My theory on Gowdy is he knows this first phase is over, except for the cryin’, and that’s why he is moving on to a judge job, perhaps as a federal judge back home, so he will be set up for a SCOTUS pick in a second Trump term. There are an awful lot of holes to fill at DOJ, too, so being diplomatic and charitable now will help if he needs Senate approval later.

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    • mimbler says:

      Hmmm, I normally respect DiGenova, but I don’t get calling Mueller a straight shooter. Looking back at his actions in his work history, I just don’t see anything but a swamper. And his acts as SC, if anything, are worse.

      How can he say that if Mueller saw something wrong he would speak out and make it right? He knows about the FISA, the biased agents, and is still letting Flynn dangle in the legal wind.

      His team has been focussed on nothing but Trump and associates, and routinely leaks negatives about Trump, but no positives (like the fact they have found no collusion).

      Not buying it,

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    • lastinillinois says:

      I don’t care if Mueller indicts Clinton and Obama and podesta and whomever else tomorrow morning – Mueller is NOT a white hat.

      He has been involved in too much dirt for far too long to be a white hat.

      If he sees the writing on the wall and decides to work with this Admin- and receives a pass for his ‘turning’ – that would not make him a white hat.

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    • mitrom says:

      Mueller is not an honorable man.

      — An honorable man would have recused himself from Special Counsel because of his conflicts of interest (best buddies with Comey, etc.).

      –An honorable man would not have hired a bunch of leftist, anti-Trump hacks to conduct the investigation.

      –An honorable man would either have stopped the farce investigation or indict all the Dems involved with Russia and this farce (Podesta, Simpson, Steele, etc.).

      –An honorable man would not have participated and allowed the Obama Admin commit all their crimes (Fast and Furious, IRS targeting, Clinton Foundation, Uranium One, etc.).

      Give me a break!

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  36. John says:

    Yep – we know Page, Strok, Comey and Schiff are all leakers. The Flynn leak would also take the whole thing back to the January 5th meeting with Obama. The timeline is too close

    Flynn – met with Kisylak on Tuesday Dec 29th
    WH Meeting – Obama, Comey, Yates, Rice meet on Monday Jan 5th (MEMO to self)
    Washington Post – leaked Flynn conversation with Kisylak on Monday Jan 12th
    Mike Pence – Face the Nation – Jan 15th
    Wall Street Journal – Counterintelligence agents from FBI leak to WSJ they are investigating Flynn. – Jan 22
    FBI – Interviews Flynn – Jan 24th.

    The Washington Post and WSJ know who unmasked and leaked Flynn and destroyed his life. And it had to come from a small circle. No way that Jan 5th meeting didn’t involve Flynn’s conversation. When Rice comes in that should be question one from Nunes and Gowdy.

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  37. MikeN says:

    One detail on timeline, every time Mueller brings indictments it is to distract from heat against Team Clinton and the FBI enablers.
    The Dec 1 indictment was another example if you check the stories at the time.

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    • dawg says:

      Great point, Ive made it before. I remember thinking that when Manaforte was indicted, something had just happened, but I can’t remember what. Ive tried figuring out what had been happening the week or so prior to the Manaforte indictment but I can’t seem to…..

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  38. MikeN says:

    Nov 28, Intel IG Charles McCullough tells Tucker Carlson that he notified Clapper about above top secret e-mails on Hillary’s server.
    Nov 29, House seeks contempt of Congress citations for withholding witnesses, and Trump tweets about it.

    Dec 1, Flynn indicted.

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  39. Rynn69 says:

    While this is all well and good, justice delayed in justice denied. We need to GET MOVING here. American people are patient people, but our patience is wearing thin. Rod Rosenstein should not even be there, he should have been FIRED. WTH?

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  40. waicool says:

    who said this? “They are sat down, told to not do anything, say anything or discuss anything UNTIL they get an attorney. At which time, the attorney is handed a letter from the investigating unit. That letter says in essence, this is how screwed you are. If you want to be less screwed you will sign this letter of cooperation and assist us. When we don’t need you, you sit there. When we do we will call you and you will provide what we need. Any deviation from this agreement lands you in jail for the full term.”

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  41. Bastiat says:

    One thing I still do not understand in this whole thing. Rosenstein wrote the letter to fire Comey. Trump did so, then Comey releases him memos, and Rosenstein appoints the SC. Comey then claims he released the memo in the hope that a SC would happen.

    Side Note: Another thing that I don’t see talked about much is that Trump interviewed Mueller the DAY BEFORE the SC investigation started.

    Anyway, to me, it looks like the good friends Rosenstein, Comey and Mueller all conspired to get the SC started, and Comey was willing to sacrifice his job and a TON OF LEVERAGE FROM HIS POSITION AS FBI DIRECTOR in order to do so.

    Why would he do that? It just doesn’t make sense unless he, RR, and Mueller are white hats. If threats were made against one or any of these friends by the Clintons, Obamas or one of their lackeys, I could see them all going this route to protect their families and get revenge. Remember, the SC is open ended on any crimes that are found out in the course of the investigation.

    Also, remember, Comey dropped the email bomb a week or so before the election, which hurt Clinton hugely.

    I know there is a ton of hate for Comey, but the course of events and his statements on Twitter just do not add up unless the guy is an absolute imbecile, which I find hard to believe.

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    • dawg says:

      I think Rosenstein went along with Trumps desire to fire Comey because he knew that would basically trigger the SC.

      The only reason Comey “dropped the email bomb” the week or so before election is because he was forced to. It had been discovered and they couldn’t hide it any longer. They had known about it for a month prior, and sat on it, trying to stall it until at least after the election.

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