Sunday Talks – Chairman Bob Goodlatte Interviewed by Maria Bartiromo…

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is one of the top three people throughout the entirety of congress with a comprehensive knowledge of the events surrounding the investigations of the FBI and DOJ.  Chairman Goodlatte is one of only four people outside the DOJ who have read the full DOJ FISA application used for a Title-1 Surveillance warrant of Carter Page.

The House Judiciary Committee holds the primary statutory oversight over the U.S. Department of Justice.  Additionally, Chairman Goodlatte is the congressional office working closest with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.  In short, Goodlatte is the center of all ‘oversight’ information circling the investigations into the DOJ and FBI.

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177 Responses to Sunday Talks – Chairman Bob Goodlatte Interviewed by Maria Bartiromo…

  1. That was a really good interview; my only thoughts are that it is a shame that CNN or NBC, etc don’t ever have people like this on their shows.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      The Dem propaganda machine wants to keep the Dem base stupid. Facts are unacceptable.

      How many Dem voters do you think know that Sessions fired McCabe, not Trump?

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      • MGBSE says:

        It really does not matter what the d’Rats media lackys report, because the rat’s majority – their base – do not read, listen to, or watch news…the rats welfare plantation voters – white, back & illegal – only read social media, listed to their “race specific” radio and watch their politically correct, social justice TV shows & movies – they are 100% indoctrinated to all things democrat freebie…and the only thing they actually “know” is to vote for democrats to maintain their freebies.

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    • SpanglishKC says:

      IT TROUBLES ME THAT GOODLATTE KEEPS BRINGING UP GOWDY IN SEEMINGLY EVERY INTERVIEW THOUGH!!!

      Gowdy sole reason for being is to protect the SWAMP… he EXCELS at it and its made him RICH$E$… Today he was shown of Fox News defending the Mueller’s investigation and suggested Trump criticisizing the SC makes you look suspicious (something Ted Cruz could easily say by the way!)

      While I want to trust GOODLATTE I cannot due to his association with the Gowdy et al

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Fox News Sunday (w/ Chris Wallace) sucks just as bad as CNN, MSNBC, unfortunately.

      Bartiromo is great. Asks the right questions.

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      • bessie2003 says:

        and also lets them answer her questions without interruption.

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      • Newt Love says:

        Chris Wallace is a complete and total LIBERAL, just like his “60 Minutes” dad was. Chris hid it for a while, but since Rupert Murdock’s LIBERAL sons took over FoxNews, Chris has been letting his pink panties show on the air.

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    • Rebcalntx says:

      Little flower, that’s correct about other news sources not reporting this. When I meantion the treehouse info my sister replies “that’s not credible information “. Watches C N N & thinks I am brainwashed. What can I say, what can I say !!! I have tried believe me. Can’t get a truth sentence out of my mouth until I am stopped. God I hope this changes.

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  2. Publius2016 says:

    Hold DOJ FBI in Contempt! Takes less than 5 minutes…let Executive act!

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  3. HBD says:

    Burn em down. All the crooks.

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  4. The Boss says:

    Posted elsewhere same thing. Notice Goodlatte’s use of the phrase “those who are investigating the matter” rather than simply saying “the IG” at 0:53 and 2:04. Very clever wording which tends to suggest someone other than the IG is investigating. As in someone who can put witnesses under oath. Hint: It’s NOT Mueller and his gang.

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  5. peighton2 says:

    There needs to be multiple special counsels assigned to the myriad of crimes and scandals committed under the Soros-controlled administrations, especially the barry hussein “administration”.

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    • deplorabledaveinsocal says:

      Indeed. However, where are you going to find the people with the morals and fortitude to undertake such an effort in the midst of such a vast and deep swamp? Trust the plan…

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    • Emeraldstar says:

      Respectfully, I disagree.

      NO SPECIAL COUNSELS.

      Why? Whatever info they discover goes into a “black hole” for months/years, so it’s an extremely effective way to BLOCK any of this info from hitting the public sphere.

      I know it SOUNDS good, but in reality, it’s the exact opposite, given the fast pace of what’s happening.

      SC’s = hide/slow-walk. It plays into Deep-State. Why do you suppose high-profile pols are pushing for SC’s? Just for this reason – it provides cover.

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      • HickTick says:

        They knew there was no Russian nothing before Comey was fired , Look how they have tormented our president and kept this story alive ,. Please no more SC , they would never indite and they would wear out the public , that’s what lawyers do ,. drag on .

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      • MustangBlues says:

        “NO SPECIAL COUNSELS.

        Why? Whatever info they discover goes into a “black hole” for months/years, so it’s an extremely effective way to BLOCK any of this info from hitting the public sphere.”

        Nope — not the case. Just communist democrat swamp special counsels do this kabuki butt kissing routine.

        When has there ever been a special counsel other than commie libs hacks appointed and ordained as high priests of swamp corruptors.

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      • sha44ss says:

        Kalstrom said the same thing! No Councils!

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    • Ari says:

      sundance does not support special councils because the office of special councils is corrupt. You don’t get white hats from a black hat organization.

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      • Emeraldstar says:

        SD knows what he’s about.

        I haven’t yet found any other site with such a massive proportion of GOOD posters (right, or wrong, or in-between [partially-right]), to bad posters, as this one.

        Trolls infect other sites like a plague; here, they’re dealt with swiftly, and uncompromisingly. I like that!

        Thank you SD! With all the censorship, keeping as clean a site as possible extends CTH’s viability, by avoiding “trumped-up” excuses for Goebbles-inspired action.

        Let’s all take efforts to keep it that way …

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      • davidb says:

        agree with that. corruption is deep.

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    • Maybe a mix of SC and internal DOJ prosecutors (for more straightforward cases).

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  6. StarryNights says:

    Where is Bill Priestap?

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  7. davidb says:

    So, is anyone in the FBI and DOJ actually “stonwalling” Goodlatte as he states? Can he name names who they are, and is it perhaps to keep leaks from a on going investigation, or is it to stall any proceedings until after the repukes loose the house this election cycle? If anyone wonders why Trump tweets a lot, it probably because if he didn’t, no investigation would happen to the deep state.

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    • mimbler says:

      His requests for documents goes to the AG or FBI director. All he knows is that he doesn’t receive what he is asking for. At what level the stonewalling occurs is anyone’s guess.
      Although I’m sure Sessions and Wray could put an end to it if they desired.

      And of course, there could be valid reasons for not delivering, or nefarious ones.

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      • Kenji says:

        Receiving only 3,000 redacted documents out of 1.2 million (presumably) requested … is prima facia evidence of a coverup and stonewalling. Goodlatte is doing MY work, on MY behalf … and is getting the middle finger from the Democrap operatives embedded in MY government. Heads, careers, pensions, reputations, and liberties (as in suspended while serving prison sentences) need to be taken.

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      • TheWanderingStar says:

        One good reason stated by Nunes and others is that there are leakers on these committees both by Senators/Congressmen and staffers. Trump knows this and Sessions knows this. Obviously they do not want to disclose their case before they are ready.

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  8. Why hasn’t Trump’s DOJ put the gas on releasing docs to Goodlatte?

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    • davidb says:

      Because it would interfere with a investigation, or it would upset the deep state plans to get rid of Trump. One or the other. We shall find out soon as the often delayed IG report comes out and action is either taken in the form of indictments or nothing.

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      • The Boss says:

        The report is not ‘oft delayed’. It’s right on the schedule put forth late last year. Mid-April public release at the latest.

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        • davidb says:

          the April date is a yearly report date. The findings of criminal activity are supposed to be immediate. My understanding the IG report is from a investigation of criminal activity, not the state of the department report done every april 15th. Am I wrong?

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          • The Boss says:

            The report schedule of the investigation announced around 1/12/2017 was: draft due in March to AG Sessions for review and possible edits, with final draft’s public release not later than mid-April. Damned if I can find the article, but that’s the time frame I jotted down. Another annual report due mid-April may just be coincidental. I don’t have any info about that, but a mid-April due date for a recap of prior year activity makes sense.

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            • TheWanderingStar says:

              The IG makes a bi-annual progress report to Congress on the investigations and if appropriate, findings that the IG’s office has undertaken. This report is made in April and October, precise scheduling is determined by the Congressional calendar.

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            • davidb says:

              ok…we will just wait until april 15th, then celebrate, or mourn.

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      • mimbler says:

        That will be the proof of the pudding indeed. A third option that is often used in “audits” is process improvements to prevent a re-occurence. IMO, these are normally window dressing to make it appear something is being done,

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    • NC PATRIOT says:

      Some documents can be VIEWED by congress but can’t be RELEASED without redaction IF they are being used in another investigation the DOJ or the IG is conducting. So to imply they are being stonewalled can be a little unfair.

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    • patsfan says:

      Did you read SD’s post on Friday about the Professional Outrage Machine?

      What did SD recommend?……..oh yeah THINK

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      • Yes that SD Friday post is very clarifying, thanks. Yet hanging over the Big Picture like the Sword of Damocles are the midterm elections. Can the Big Game complete itself in the allotted four quarters because the elections (Heaven forbid) could become a dead-stop from the standpoint of congressional inquiries, if not Justice Department indictments.

        Even Goodlatte concedes precious months have been lost for lack of a second Special Counsel (something SD and Sessions agree is undesirable and I see their points). Of course we know Mueller’s fishing expedition never heads over to the donkey side of the lake.

        If I had to guess, Mueller’s implicit mandate is to avoid the Democratic aspects of Russian Collusion (where most of the collusion is including his own), and run out the clock until the midterms even if it means chasing 13 Russian Facebook spoofers under the SC mandate. How is the Democratic dance card further assisted? Maybe a stock market dump in Black October just prior to the midterms. Also, the resignations of institutional Republican congresspeople.

        So, there is a clock to which even the most fine-grained strategies must conform.

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    • Anything released to Goodlatte is also released to the democrats.
      So there is good reason to let it drip drip slowly.
      But there is also good reason for white hats to keep asking for it.

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  9. Watch how fast the democrats will put a halt to a SC if appointed into obama’s justice dept., of wrongdoing. All their effort will be to throw President Trump out of office and stop his agenda. The lame left wing media will back them up with all the lies they need.

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    • jnearen says:

      I agree that the appointment of a special counsel subverts the possibility that the Democrats will take over the House and impeach the President. You give a clear mandate re FISA, unmasking, sedition (Steele and Brennan), Uranium One and VERY IMPORTANT tax fraud by the Clinton Foundation. What’s that line from Prizzi’s Honor “the Prizzi’s love their money more than their children AND they will kill for their children.”

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    • davidb says:

      I agree with your statement, but there really is very few real republicans left in CONgress. They suck up to him for a photo op if the winds are blowing in his favor, then back stab him asap whenever they get the chance to undermine his presidency.

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  10. Kristin says:

    Maria asks pointed questions. Chairman Goodlatte gives clear answers.
    Great interview.

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  11. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    Was that a Freudian slip on the part of Maria as she was reading Brenner’s tweet and she said “America will survive ‘under’ your presidency rather than ‘over’ it. It just struck me as funny.

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  12. HBD says:

    Maria must be a treeper. And that’s a good thing.

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    • The Boss says:

      She’s a good thing regardless.

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    • Kenji says:

      Funny … I was thinking the exact same thing as Maria launched pointed, probing, question after question to Goodlatte … almost as if Sundance and Maria are penpals … e-pals? What would it be called today?

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    • CanaCon says:

      She is also one of the few people who consistently push to show the connections to the highest levels of the Obama administration, including Mr. Hopeychangie himself. I’m hoping that the reason it’s all taking so long is because that is the ultimate goal. Once that is exposed, follow the evidence back beyond the FISA abuse exposed by Adm. Rogers to expose the soviet-style police/surveillance state that they were running and how it was to be handed off to be completed by Hillary to finally snuff out individual freedom. After the Clinton Foundation (scam by scam) and Uranium One go back and connect Obammy, Jarret, Holder, Clapper, Rice, Brennan and the rest of them to all of their various scandals and power constructs which is a list too long to start here.

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  13. davidb says:

    Sundance seems to get the best info available out there, and his views really gets a person thinking. The best information site I have found.

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  14. NC PATRIOT says:

    Her interview with Kallstrom that followed also needs to be posted—-please, Sundance.

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  15. covfefe999 says:

    Wow, the part about the redaction of Page/Strzok texts about Judge Contreras is really interesting. The original text provided to Congress was redacted. The unredacted version was supplied only recently. But the text didn’t have anything to do with national security, nor was it purely personal lusty crap between the two cheaters, so why was it initially redacted? Who redacted it??? Someone who didn’t want anyone to see that Strzok was pals with a FISC judge??

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    • covfefe999 says:

      And by the way, I think Strzok and Page were always aware that their texts COULD be visible by someone, but every once in a while they let their guard down but realized the mistake and then tried to cover up. Like Page’s quick oh-so-professional response to Strzok that he need not recuse himself. 🙂 And just like her last ever text to him, “please don’t ever contact me again” or something to that effect. Pure CYA. They’re probably still boinking each other.

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      • Kenji says:

        Ewwww … that was a visual I did not need … her with the unfortunate tooth/gum ratio

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      • oldschool64 says:

        You know, I’ve thought about this too. I think in the end they thought that texting on Gov devices was the safest way to go(remember, they were investigating HC at the time). They felt perfectly safe operating within the confines of the swamp with complete impunity. While I am sure they were completely convinced that Hillary would win(thus, nothing to see here), it’s important to note the kind of cover they received from the FBI/DOJ AFTER TRUMP TOOK OFFICE! The swamps own insurance policy if you will.

        I mean, sure, they probably thought in theory the IG could be a problem. But in the end, I think they just assumed Horowitz was just another swamp rat appointed by Obama. Perhaps it was the boinking thing that clouded their judgement.

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    • fobdangerclose says:

      This shows there is still a major number of the treason crew still in the FBI and at many levels!

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    • mimbler says:

      That is how I see it. If there were any consequences to be had, the people who redacted it would be needing to explain themselves.

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    • davidb says:

      That part was very interesting as, if it wasn’t redacted for “National Security” reasons, then it was for political, or possibly investigation reasons. The Fact is That a Oversight Committee has the right to oversee WTF the FBI/DOJ is doing and why. Stonewalling leads a lot of people to suspect a political motive, and not in Trump’s favor.

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    • JMC says:

      Could there be an investigation of the Contreras thing with Strzok-Page going on which the IG and/or others didn’t want to compromise, and thus the omissions?

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    • The Boss says:

      Unredacted documents can be viewed at the DOJ but not copied and removed if they’re being used in a criminal investigation. Discussed here a couple days ago. See link below.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/03/16/the-professional-outrage-machine-is-going-bananas/

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    • Or someone who wanted it released at the right moment.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Yeah, VERY good question:

      WHO redacted that? There must be a record of who makes these decisions, etc.

      Whoever did it, is guilty of SOMETHING.

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    • Jan Phillips says:

      NC PATRIOT said above, “Some documents can be VIEWED by congress but can’t be RELEASED without redaction IF they are being used in another investigation the DOJ or the IG is conducting. So to imply they are being stonewalled can be a little unfair.”

      The discussions on this site are the best ever!

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      • Jan Phillips says:

        Sorry, I see that was mentioned while I was writing.

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      • davidb says:

        So did Goodlatte get to “view” those documents he has to subpoena to possess? or does he have to subpoena them to view them?

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        • Jan Phillips says:

          David, I just re-read Sundance’s article regarding the “Outrage Machine,” (3/16) that some of the commenters above mentioned. It says DOJ has told Congress or their staff they can view all documents, but if they want to take them away from DOJ, they have to be redacted.

          If I am interpreting this correctly, it means Chairman Goodlatte and others are being somewhat disingenuous by blaming the DOJ.

          Would appreciate your take on it. So far, I have never known Sundance to be wrong. Still, it’s a nail biter!

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    • Mickey Wasp says:

      Who appoints FISA Court Judges..?
      Who knows who is ‘friends’ with whom..?
      Who ‘recommends’ judges for the FISA Court..?
      Then gives the ‘wink’ to take your ‘material’ to this specific judge….

      Swamp is as deep, as it is wide.

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  16. Margaret Berger says:

    So, comey lied to congress about leaking. Remember when he threw Bill under the bus? Said, Bill was the one that told him not to inform congress they were investigating the president. What if, don’t be shocked anyone, what if he was lying? What if he figured easy to throw Bill under the bus and I will get him to back the story up later. What if Bill all along has been appalled by the criminal behavior and didn’t have to have his arm twisted to help out.
    The cornered rats are trying to send messages to the little people in the fbi to keep their mouths shut. Hope it doesn’t work.

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  17. jnearen says:

    I detest National Review because of their Never-Trump attacks. But, James Woods tweeted this article yesterday and, though very long, is well worth the read. I’m posting it here because once you read it you will understand why Brennan is so frightened. Methinks he protests too much!

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/russia-collusion-real-story-hillary-clinton-dnc-fbi-media/

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    • Agree with you about that article. If nothing else there’s a treasure trove of info all in one place. Not a bad thing to see it circulated around.

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    • TMonroe says:

      “…a cache of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) [proved], as supporters of Vermont senator Bernie Sanders had long alleged, that the DNC had conspired with the Clinton campaign to undermine their candidate.”

      So, there was proof of collusion interfering with the democratic process tied to a particular campaign, but nothing came of it. Hypocrisy of the highest order from the usual suspects.

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      • TMonroe says:

        “During the 2016 election, Comey faced extraordinary circumstances. If he had followed the law to the letter, he would have toppled the leading candidate for president and decapitated the Democratic party. Clinton’s supporters, more than 50 percent of the electorate, would have erupted in outrage, screaming that a politicized FBI had thrown the election to Donald Trump.”

        I’ll see the alleged more than 50% of the electorate supporting Hillary and raise you voter roll examinations from California to the New York Island.

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  18. fobdangerclose says:

    Need a guy like Jim Bowie as the special Atty to jail this treason Cult!

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  19. Darthawk says:

    At about 1:58, when asked about McCabe lying under oath, like a careful lawyer, Goodlatte declines to speculate and responds that we will have to see the Inspector General “AND OTHER INFORMATION!” That implies support for Sundance’s argument that there is a parallel criminal investigation.

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    • The Boss says:

      Yeah. Good catch. Goes along with my first post upthread about Goodlatte’s use of the term “those investigating the matter” when “the IG” would have been a more efficient use of words IF “the IG” is the only one doing the investigating.

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  20. Donzo says:

    If any politicians wanted to assist losing the House in November they would call for a special counsel which likely would delay indictments until after the election and right now there is a reasonable chance Republicans could lose (many variables here). Those prominent Republicans calling for an SP seem not to be buying into Sessions’ appointment of a parallel prosecutor as the solution to the prosecutorial impasse into the Deep State dealings. So is this harping just a ploy to turn up the heat? Any SP would have matters related to Hillary as a portion of its charge and Sessions would then have to defer again to Rosenstein. And of all the questions I have about this whole “matter”, for me Rosenstein’s continued role as AAG is the biggest mystery. If he’s a white hat either I’m a monkey’s uncle or Trump is playing one hell of a game of 3D chess, but also taking some big risks if he fails…bigly, as in the future of this great nation. Any thoughts?

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    • pondering the ponderosa says:

      I like your train of thought. I think all of the rest of us are so enthralled w this soap opera that all we can give are guesses and opinions. SD seems to be the one in the most know but half the folks here don’t believe him on who the Really good guys are and we are I think all losing patience waiting to find out what will or won’t happen. The worst part of thus is the perceived injustices that are really just part of the slow deliberate wheels of justice and the process that must be followed. My biggest concern is venue frankly. That is something easily manipulated by anyone just pretending to be a white hat. Pick a D.C. or VA court and you have instantly politicized a criminal trial by both the judge and the jury pool so I am having a hard time seeing thru that particular fog more than anything Rosenstein.

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      • pondering the ponderosa says:

        Assuming criminal charges are really brought or are being pursued. Unless sessions inserts himself into that decision I fear all is lost even if it looks like some prosecutor from outside DC is pursuing this those are HUGE OBSTACLES and no prosecutor is going to discount those factors before deciding whether or not to even seek any indictments.

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  21. Le Borgne says:

    Couple thoughts. First, he said they would pursue subpoenas, but gave no indication of when. I’d do it Monday, but Goodlatte didn’t provide a date, nor did Maria press him for a date. Do not be surprised if the Senate moves with senatorial slowness in the hope that IG report hits *before* they have to do anything. Second, I would’ve asked, “Who, Senator Goodlatte? Who exactly does the Senate coordinate with over at Justice? Is it one person? Several? Is it a faceless office or sub-department?” Why not start naming names, instead of a generic, faceless, “Justice.” Is it inter-branch courtesy and a hoped for comity? I would pray not; we crossed the comity “bridge” long, long ago.

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    • mimbler says:

      Chain of command says Goodlatte would provide written request to DOJ AG. It would then be passed down the chain to the people who do the work.

      So it is extremely difficult to determine the actors, unless you are a believer in the man in charge being ultimately responsible.

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    • andi lee says:

      House Chairman of Judiciary, is Representative Goodlatte of Virginia.

      Senate Chairman of Judiciary is Senator Grassley of Iowa.

      (Seems to be some confusion as to who does what from where. LOL! No worries. It will get easier to remember, over time. Just keep treehousing it. Educational fun!)

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  22. RLC2 says:

    Bartiromo is becoming my fav for concise factual interviews once a week, to review the salient and latest breaking highlights on the FBI EmailGate, Muh Russia FISAgate, the UraniumOne HQ special, and the step-by-step uncovering that Sundance has thoughtfully counseled patience, as it follows its course.

    When you see the Deep State Derpsters and MSM going collectively insane in their coordinated rage, and talking points, you have to wonder whats behind this latest repeat pattern of FUD and monkey feces flinging….and as usual, the best place to start is with Alinsky’s favorite- Joseph Goebbels dictum “Accuse your enemies of that which you are guilty” …

    I’m looking forward to Nunes Phase Two- State Department, and along with the re-opened F&F FOIA docs (because lets face it- no guns go across the border of a sovereign state without Principal’s sign off- including State, and who was it again flogging the already discredited “90% of guns from border gun stores” lie to the Mexican Congress in a speech just two weeks before Agent Terry was killed by an ATF – Holder gunwalked gun? Yep, Madame Secretary What Difference Does It Make Anyway…

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/291547/

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  23. John Doe says:

    Thanks, Sundance. I tried to post this earlier, but I’m computer illiterate. This interview and her interview with Jim Kallstrom were both jaw dropping.

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  24. John Doe says:

    Patreaus was kicked out right after Benghazi and Brennan was brought in to cover up the entire mess. Where is Patreaus now? Does anybody know?

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    • John Doe says:

      Answered my own question…I forgot about this…
      On November 18, 2016, an article by The Guardian cited “diplomatic sources” as having said that Petraeus had entered the race for Secretary of State in Donald Trump’s administration.[222] Petraeus confirmed his interest in the position during a BBC Radio 4 interview, stating that he would serve if asked.[223]

      Petraeus met with then President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on November 28 to discuss the position and world affairs. Both Petraeus and Trump expressed favorable views of the meeting, with Trump taking to Twitter to announce, “Just met with General Petraeus — was very impressed!” Petraeus joined a short list of potential candidates for the position, including Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani.[224]

      There was public speculation that his nomination could hurt Trump’s administration, but Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham advocated for Petraeus, calling him “an extraordinary pick.” Petraeus also received support from Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, suggesting that Democrats would keep an open mind concerning his confirmation.[225]

      On December 13, 2016, Trump officially selected Rex Tillerson for the role of Secretary of State. Petraeus expressed his gratitude for Trump’s consideration and deferred to former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ endorsement when asked his opinion of Tillerson

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    • Lefty says:

      Unfortunately Patreaus is still an Obama sycophant for reasons unbeknownst to me.

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      • John Doe says:

        Sycophant or blackmail victim? After Brennan’s vicious tweet yesterday, I got to thinking about the Benghazi thing and how Petreaus was thrown out via leaking top secret intel (ironically enough) and I wondered if he would be ripe to come forward and spill his guts about his time in the CIA. Guess not.

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      • andi lee says:

        And, Bilderberg participant.

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      • mimbler says:

        I hadn’t known that, but don’t doubt it after seeing the “distinguished” people vouching for him in the post previous to yours.

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    • Krystal says:

      He works for KKR, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Private equity firm.

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  25. Cat Lady says:

    More buildup for the IG report, which he says is now expected in APRIL, not March like everyone has been saying!!! Is the strategy to continually push back that report, meanwhile have a “drip drip drip” of the findings like the referral on McCabe??

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    • mimbler says:

      I don’t know.
      But remember. The DOJ AG is notified immediately when crimes are detected by the OIG, so Sessions doesn’t have to wait for the report, and indeed shouldn’t as that is why he is notified in real time.

      So either he is already prosecuting criminals, or he likely won’t. We wouldn’t know from the outside unless we see subpoena’s, search warrants being executed, etc. or actual indictments.

      I think good treepers think it is being done; don’t think it is being done, or are still on the fence.

      Time will tell, but I don’t know when we call “time” if nothing is revealed.

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      • davidb says:

        The problem I see is the 2018 elections…Im willing to bet the repukes throw it and drop all investigations, stonewall Trump’s agenda, and pass stupid anti american Laws.

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        • mimbler says:

          So far, I’m also seeing a lot of “trust us, the check is in the mail” I hope I’m surprised and we see real charges. If it is just talk and endless investigations, we’ll be hurting.
          The Rino’s have made obvious they are obstructing Trump’s agenda, and don’t even hide it. We need the vocal supporters of MAGA to sweep them aside or force them to reluctantly support PDJT.

          The apparent lack of activity on draining the swamp is not helpful.

          But, I’ll give it a few more months to see what develops. If the flushing hasn’t started by then, I don’t believe it will.

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  26. L4grasshopper says:

    The continuing stonewalling from Sessions’ DOJ says one of two things:

    1. Sessions’ is interpreting his stupid recusal so strictly that he actually is refusing to manage his own organization.

    2. Sessions is not a “White Hat” at all. While not a “Black Hat”, he is a “Pink Hat” — isn’t going to go out of his way, at all, to help Trump.

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  27. youme says:

    Wow! I am at a loss for words….

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  28. repsort says:

    “.. every day men and women at the FBI keep us safe, they fight crime, they prevent terrorist attacks..”

    Yeah, they can’t even be bothered to track down an aspiring school shooter using his real name on the internet. Sorry, but the FBI needs to go away. They are a weaponized, politicized hit squad for whoever is in power. They’ll never be trusted again.

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  29. RLC2 says:

    A humble request for CTH, since someone is doing such a fine job on the graphics, and timelines…

    I find myself having to constantly refresh who is in the zoo, and what do they do on the Congressional committees and oversight process.

    today I learned from Sundance explanation that Goodlatte is sort of the overseer of that, on the House side of Congress.

    I wonder if a flow-chart of committees would help me and others.

    Seems like we are now done with Nunes-Gowdy Phase 1, memo wrapped up and call for Special Counsel. Grassley-Graham, concluded their side with another call for Special Counsel,
    Goodlatte – repeating same with impetus of new information on FBI redacted info about Strzok personal connection (collusion?) with Contreras, on FISA abuse, and McCabe outing himself or Comey on who lied about what- McCabe to IG, and Comey to Congress about who leaked what?

    And with Brennan/Powers/Holder/Rhodes stepping in, uninvited – one has to wonder, what are they afraid of? I’m so looking forward to what comes out of Nunes Phase Two looking into State…

    But first- the OIG report…

    More popcorn on order, a pallet or two…

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  30. andi lee says:

    Goodlatte, on the 1.2 million documents:

    “We need them *unredacted*”.

    Oh boy!
    Chairman Goodlatte, not playing. 👀

    “Marie, that point you just made, about bias, is absolutely, *critical*.”

    👁👃👁
    🍿🍿🍿

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  31. Cat Lady says:

    So, let me get this straight, Michael Hastings was murdered, I mean, died in a car accident in 2013, eleven days after publishing an article on an NSA spying scandal (in BUZZFEED??) and telling his wife that he was being investigated by the FBI and that he was onto a big story on.. JOHN BRENNAN??

    The person behind this thread is wondering (as am I) who in the FBI was attached to this case!!

    OMFG

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/975277447812866048.html

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    • andi lee says:

      😢Dang. I miss reading Michael Hastings reporting. From within, linked to MHs last article at Buzzfeed.
      Excerpt:
      “The state of affairs, in other words, is so grave that two sitting senators went as close as they could to violating their unconstitutional security oaths in order to warn the country of information that otherwise would not have been declassified until April of 2038, according to the Verizon court order obtained by Greenwald.

      Now, we’re about to see if the Obama administration’s version of the national security state will begin to eat itself.

      Unsurprisingly, the White House has dug in, calling their North Korea-esque tools “essential” to stop terrorism, and loathe to give up the political edge they’ve seized for Democrats on national security issues under Obama’s leadership. The AP spying scandal — which the administration attempted to downplay at the time, even appointing Eric Holder to lead his own investigation into himself —was one of the unexpected consequences of one of two leaks …”

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  32. Rynn69 says:

    I think the time has come to move on the Special Counsel headed by an outsider not recommended by any DOJ official or tainted government bureaucrat. American cannot have the House be taken over by Democrats and democracy die in the corridors of these agencies. ACT NOW, AG Sessions. There is no time for further delay.

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  33. Doc Moore says:

    SUBPOENAS: ?? ?? ?? Where in hell are they? Nunes swore several times he would subpoena answers to his 10 questions? Goodlatte has been saying the same thing over and over. It only takes a few hours to generate a subpoena when you have the power to do it. THese guys have the power. WHY are there no subpoenas? IF they want answers, WHY do they tolerate NOT getting them. Sorry boys and girls, this is bullshit. Don’t know what is up, but THIS much of it is bullshit.

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  34. Mickey Wasp says:

    Boil it down to money … and who is going to get a cut.
    What is the number one profession in Congress..?
    Might it be … could it be ~ LAWYERS..?
    What would line their pocketbooks more than a 2nd, or even a 3rd “Special Counsel”..?
    Well, maybe after ‘resigning’ they can become a ‘counselor’ of all things swampy.

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  35. Missing Andrew says:

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  36. andi lee says:

    House Cmte of Intelligence Chairman Nunes (R-Ca):

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  37. Doc Moore says:

    WHy Did Comey announce reopening the Hillary Email investigation a few days before the elections? We have heard a few speculations. Here is one you have not heard. Remember that he reopened the investigation a day or two after the FBI found that Huma Abedin’s laptop was full of Hillary Emails. We should not have known about that, but it was leaked and that’s another story. At that time there was a huge clamor to find out what was in that laptop. Comey and the FBI had to claim to not know…even if they did know. Supposing the non-kiddy porn contents of this laptop just did suddenly enter their awareness, they HAD to find out what was in it. BUT … OH DARN…What if the damn thing had some REALLY bad stuff in it that would convict Hillary? So, we were told that there were around 600,000 emails in the laptop. It would take months to read and investigate them all. But…what if something in there did show up in the next few days?

    If it were evidence in an ongoing open investigation, no one could talk anymore about it. So they, Hillary and Comey and Obama, agreed to reopen the investigation. The very moment that happened Hillary went on a media rampage DEMANDING that everything in the laptop be made public. “The people have the right to know” , she squawked for several days. Of course she knew that no one could talk about the contents anymore. That was the plan. Everyone was safely covered by abusing the laws that govern FBI investigations. How damn neat.

    It all went silent for a couple of days. Then, we were told by Comey that they had used a search algorithm that he evidently didn’t know about a few days before when he told us it would take months to search the laptop. They had used the algorithm and determined the laptop contained nothing new. It was just all stuff they had already discovered. Nothing there. Never mind. Hillary is clean…Case closed. Again. Now go vote for her…she’s as wonderful as you always thought.

    But somehow, golly gee, SHE LOST anyway. Then the next several game plans began….

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    • Mickey Wasp says:

      NYPD Special Crime Unit had Weiners electronic devices first. They were the ones that served a ‘no-knock’ warrant and took every electronic device in the home. That’s where we first heard the term ‘insurance’ …
      After seeing the contents they contacted Comey. They forced Comeys hand from a previous statement he made – he said he would let the public know if new info came available.
      At the time Comey and his Homeys thought they were in the clear. Ooops… That’s why Preet had to fight with NYPD SCU for the devices – he claimed federal, since the warrant was established from a teenage girl in the Carolinas…
      Uhmm … now you know why Preet be pizzed and had to be fired.
      Swamp is deep as wide.

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      • andi lee says:

        “…had to be fired.”

        Preet, like all the other 49 States’ U.S.AGs are political appointments. It is a known expectation to be replaced by a new President in office.

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        • Mickey Wasp says:

          Exactly … that’s why Preet was pizzed and now is ‘consultant’ for the MSM – he and the MSM lost control of the 650,000 ’emails’ from Weiners electronic devices.

          Do remember, it was Preet that prosecuted Dinesh D’Souza …
          Now, whooo wanted that expedited prosecution..?

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        • TwoLaine says:

          Yeah, all the fake UNIParty and MSM outrage over firings is ridiculous to anyone who knows that this is exactly what Presidents do.

          Now, I wouldn’t put it past The Kenyans Corrupt Crew to have changed the Presidential transition manual before they gave them to President Elect TRUMP.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      The worst thing about that laptop is that Huma and her husband were NOT prosecuted for having Top Secret etc stuff on an unsecured laptop and taken without permission. The whole laptop was AGAINST THE LAW to have.

      At the very least, they should have been prosecuted for having TS/SCI/S/C materials on an unapproved device… thus STOLEN government materials.

      Nobody ever talks about that. Yet there are contractors who have worked for various agencies being prosecuted for having work material on their personal computers, Binney was hounded for having his OWN work product in his house, a young submariner was prosecuted for having pics on his phone.

      Having those materials on that laptop was a violation of so many laws.

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  38. TwoLaine says:

    I didn’t catch all of Maria’s show today, but at least the part I caught she didn’t whine about tariff’s, trade wars, and her SALT issues. I hope she’s moved on, because I was tired of hearing it over and over out of her shrill high-pitched voice.

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  39. William F Buckley's Ghost says:

    Prett was the special counsel to Chuck Schumer and worked with Weiner who was Schumer’s chief of staff. That’s how he got the United States Attorney’s position in New York. Prett was dragging his feet on prosecuting Weiner which is why President Trump canned him! Prett could not be trusted.

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  40. William F Buckley's Ghost says:

    Prett was the special counsel to Chuck Schumer and worked with Weiner who was Schumer’s chief of staff. That’s how he got the United States Attorney’s position in New York. Prett was dragging his feet on prosecuting Weiner which is why President Trump canned him! Prett could not be trusted by Trump and for good reason which is why he was fired.

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  41. scarlettbr says:

    Wait…..they still haven’t subpoenaed the FBI? They have Subpoena power, and they haven’t done it? But they are asking for a special counsel? Maybe, first they should do their job. Subpoena the Documents. Remember the democrats asked for IG report, and the OPR reports.
    The democrats are the reason we have Mueller, the “Boy Scout” republican (cough same thing they said about Comey). Those of us who remember Mueller’s history remember for 5 years wrongfully publicly trashed the wrong person in a anthrax case.
    Careful Gowdy was in charge of Hillary email, and Benghazi, disaster. IMHO, Gowdy is the protecter of the deep state.

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