Victor Davis Hanson Discusses the Downstream Effects of Corruption Within Obama’s FBI and DOJ…

Victor Davis Hanson appears on Fox Business with Lou Dobbs for an excellent interview on the topic of DOJ and FBI political corruption.  In the first response from Mr. Hanson he instinctively and accurately outlines the scale of the challenge that was/is faced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Mr. Hanson frames the context of the myriad of issues very well, and as such represents himself as one of the few big-picture-brains who really gets it.  Hanson gets the totality of it… all of it.   Everyone should pay attention to how Hanson is able to look at the specific examples and details, and yet remain at the 30,000/ft level… Rare skill:

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Expanding below:

If you take a few minutes and contemplate the discussion, the bigger part of the big picture, you begin to understand what direction AG Sessions is going with IG Horowitz, Federal Prosecutor John Huber and an upcoming special counsel. Three visible prongs:

♦ #1 – The issues surrounding the Clinton Uranium One and Pay-to-play scandals, potential criminality and investigations, are stand alone issues unrelated to the work of Horowitz and Huber.

♦ #2 – The Horowitz/Huber issues specifically focus on corruption within the FBI and DOJ as it pertains to their investigative corruption in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Their targets are mostly former FBI officials: Comey, McCabe, Kortan, Rybicki and potentially Baker (with Strzok, Page, Ohr and Priestap).

There are also two bridge officials between the DOJ National Security Division and FBI Counterintelligence Division. Lisa Page and Bruce Ohr. That jumps the Horowitz/Huber investigation over to #3.

♦ #3 – The need for the special prosecutor arises within the former DOJ-NSD activity. Remember, Horowitz had no oversight access into the action of the DOJ National Security Division until Trump took office. The DOJ-NSD was a rogue agency and all of the members within the apparatus fled, quickly. Only Bruce Ohr and Lisa Page remain as the connective tissue to the prior likely criminal conduct.

To target the former officials inside the DOJ-NSD is where the Special Prosecutor is needed. AAG Sally Yates, AAG John Carlin, AAG Mary McCord, AAG David Laufman, etc. Along with the DOJ-NSD insiders who were abusing the FISA(702) system (2015, 2016) and the same insiders who created the FISA Title-1 application fraud (2016).

The FISA fraud, investigative carve-out, will fall upon targeting the officials who filed the application with the FISA court.  That’s the DOJ-NSD (Main Justice).

In the bigger picture the DOJ-NSD officials (Lynch/Yates) directed the FBI officials (Comey/McCabe) and counterintelligence team (Priestap/Strzok) on what they needed to run the three stage operation. (1. exonerate clinton, 2. surveillance on trump, 3. ‘muh russia’).

The instructions within the overall 2016 election scheme came from the planning group within Main Justice (DOJ-NSD). It is the Main Justice investigation that will likely connect to the White House. It is the Main Justice investigation that will likely need a Special Prosecutor. It is within Main Justice where the tentacles are deepest.

It is also within “Main Justice”, and any investigation therein, where most of the conflicts-of-interest come into play. That’s why the DOJ-NSD aspect of the DOJ investigation is likely to need a Special Counsel; and likely why AG Jeff Sessions noted his willingness toward that approach in his four page letter.

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332 Responses to Victor Davis Hanson Discusses the Downstream Effects of Corruption Within Obama’s FBI and DOJ…

  1. Without massive cheating in most all elections the lib dems would have no real power.

    They make the appearance of being an equal entity to regular Americans because of media, Hollywood, (movies etc. that present scum as normal) and a stranglehold on large cities on both coasts.
    If we fix the cheating, they will be exposed as the small, big mouth group they really are……IMHO

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    • covfefe999 says:

      They went to extraordinary lengths to win a Presidential election, don’t they. The massive effort multi-pronged effort, to exonerate crooked Hillary, to concoct a phony Russian collusion story and use the FISC to enable wiretapping (!!!), to use shortwave radio to surreptitiously transmit information, and to leverage Sessions’ recusal to employ a special counsel to lead a witch hunt after Trump won … all of this in addition to their usual voting and disruption shenanigans.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        I just thought … all of those ads the Russians planted, it would be funny if the Dems had paid for them but the Russians screwed up and made ads that were strangely anti-Hillary rather than pro-? Like a lost in translation kind of thing. 🙂

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    • jnr2d2 says:

      Hey, Sundance– you left out DOD(CIA Brennan, and Evelyn Farkas), DNI Clapper , Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monnico, National Security Adviser Suzzann Rice and Deputy NSA Ben Rhodes.Remember that Farkas had left the govenment in October 2015, and yet, she knew what was going on “How we know what we know.” This conspiracy goes back to the Summer when Hillary finally announced her candidacy: possibly sooner as the DOJ IG was forbidden to have oversight on the DOJ NSD earlllllly in 2015.
      Since ANSA Rhodes was said to “channel” Obama’s mind — he fits the Messaging Garu that would come up with such a plot, then brings it to Rice who also likes a “good story.” Obama would have to sign off on it. Then Rice/Rhodes would recruit Monnaco who would then bring in Clapper and Brennan. Lynch was probably recruited directly by Obama or Valery Jarrett as a “carve out”. Possibly Rice/Rhodes used Jarrett as a “carve out” to get to Obama in the beginning also– his most loyal of all — thus, plausible deniability.
      Obama, like everything else(Hillary’s private server etc), would claim he “read it in the papers” just like everyone else! LOL

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    • Levi Ziehr says:

      Its not just the cities on the coasts’. I live in the Midwest, and I can tell you that any city over 200,000 is predominantly left leaning.

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    • vladdy says:

      This is completely true. In actuality, there is about 1/4 of our population, the hard- core left, many in the media, who have no idea how to communicate, how to show respect for others, how to operate in the world. I realized it when I saw the press conference where the “journalists,” many looking to be in their 20s, grilled the WH physician with the most inappropriate, inexcusably rude and vile questioning I have ever seen. They showed that, despite their positions, this segment of the population has no idea how to treat other people or even how to resquest the information they are supposed to be gathering for their jobs.

      We watched as they brought up, in contemptuous tones, out-of-whack accusations (as if they were speaking to younger classmates they had particular scorn for) concerning the president’s waist size, if he took drugs, if he had a venereal disease, and finally, sneeringly, “How can he be as healthy as you say with his eating habits”? Incredibly rude and condescending, these children of ours who no longer no how to properly associate with others, are.

      That is the bottom line…they have been brought up to believe they are superior and entitled and that the rest of us are not worth speaking to. They know how to debase and denigrate, but not how to debate. We can only be thankful they are only 20-25% of the population, as noisy and visible as they are.

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  2. Leapin says:

    “I’m going to assume Rosenstein isn’t a target, and that’s going to be a profound disappointment.”
    Yes it will be a disappointment but I’ll trade Rosy and Mueller walking away in return for Trump being vindicated and the rest of the criminals being indicted.

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    • waicool says:

      “i’ll trade rosy and mueller walking away in return for …” they win

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    • Starman says:

      Rosenstein and Mueller are more likely to get caught up in U1 corruption. There will be plenty of hurt to go around for all of the swamp creatures involved.

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      • waltherppk says:

        Everything goes back to U1 and to Clinton Foundation laundered and covertly distributed bribe money, also to the IRS corruption and weaponization, and to the Fast and Furious culpable murders, and many other examples of weaponization and subversion of the legal mission and purpose of many government agencies, showing that under the Obama administration there was a general and illegal “transformation” of government into a politically aligned crime conglomerate. RICO could be applied to what Obama did to make criminal enterprises of government institutions. The criminals involved should ALL go to prison and be subject to asset forfeitures to unburden them of their illegally gotten wealth.

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        • Neil Horn says:

          Agree. The Deep State has been hoodwinking us for years, even before Obama. The people who were appointed to protect our country have been found complicit in their networks, whereby they get paid by the interests of internationalists’ goals. NSA, CIA, FBI, DNC, RNC all serve the same goals as the international monetarists.

          The Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, International World Bank, Federal Reserve, and more recently, The Clinton Foundation have subverted the global financial and charitable foundations in order to make them serve their purpose. George Soros was not born yesterday. He and his companions are counting on the ignorance of the masses for their takeover of the one world government that Geo. Bush, Sr. spoke of.

          Their plan has been working for at least two generations. Now that they have been revealed, like cockroaches when the light is turned on, they are sending every pretty face, pushing every guilt ridden scenario, raving about every politically correct movie, TV show, news broadcast as propaganda as an anesthetic to make sure you are comfortable in your sleep and agreeable to their takeover.

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    • snellvillebob says:

      Whatever, but what we really need to do is punish enough people enough so no one in those departments will do this again in memory or at least 25 years. Then rinse, repeat, sigh.

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  3. scorpion99man says:

    This is pure dynamite. If you think that the Democrats will simply role over like a whipped dog, just because they were caught red handed, then think again.

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    • Firefly says:

      This is exactly why Sessions and Huber need to hold people responsible and accountable. If they don’t the next time the Dems win the presidency and enough control of house and senate ( with gop globalists) we will see the fundamentals transformation we were undergoing continue to a point of no return to a constitutional republic.

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      • scorpion99man says:

        So true. It is extremely important to prosecute the career officials, since that is a message that will not be forgotten. The political people can’t do anything without the career people, so the career people need to understand that they will go to jail if they break the law.

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      Scorpion99man,
      My belief, as well.
      Many suspect there will be violence initiated by the left.
      The white hats are targets, there will be further coup attempts to take out and disrupt the current administration.
      We need resolute vigilance regarding our republic and its lawfully elected executive.

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    • FredMandy says:

      This is also why the education / messaging to the American people is so important. To date, no one – including Fox – has presented a televised well-taught explanation of the entire situation (such as above). I know the MSM won’t but why not Fox, or even a white hat GOP’er. Maybe still too early but midterms coming soon and the battle over hearts and minds should be in full swing.

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      • talker2u says:

        What is needed:

        The Sundance Network

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Joe diGenova could do it… and his wife or Dershowitz could help … diagrams help … history helps … K.I.S.S. …

        Couldn’t Fox do a primer one weekendvinstead of Gutfeld?

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      • vladdy says:

        I can’t be the only one not seeing Fox as conservative at all (in their news; this is nothing to do with talk shows). Today I listening to a clip of Ed henry continuously interrupting, just grilling Scott Pruett as rudely and impatiently (and condescendingly) as anyone on CNN. It was infuriating -the man couldn’t finish a sentence. And with the timing, it showed that Fox was just jumping on the bandwagon.

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    • “SES, Stinks Like Sewage” at Aim4Truth(.)org

      The seditious Senior Executive Service is the command center of the deep state and controls Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein, Sessions, Huber, Gowdy and many more.
      Rehire the Obombie fired generals and have military tribunals….

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  4. Firefly says:

    Rosenstein Memo
    17 May is when Mueller was appointed 2017 and almost 3 months later Rosenstein wittes a memo dated 2 August states “this memo describes a more specific description of your authority…” Recall Rosenstein’s evasive testimony regarding the scope of Mueller’s investigation. Rosenstein claimed words “clarify” not really broadening the scope. It looks like they knew they didn’t have a crime in the original appointment letter and added this after hearing the critics that there was no crime cited in the original appointment letter. The 2 Aug letter in essence is trying to backdate things by claiming this 2 Aug letter is merely a clarification. Will be interesting to see what the courts decide on this motion.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/03/politics/read-rosenstein-aug-2-memo/index.html

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    • Chewbarkah says:

      I am sure a judge will find it’s all just business as usual. But isn’t this a “lack of candor” by Rosenstein and the Office of the Special Counsel? Sessions just fired McCabe for that.

      From day one, the public has had a major interest in the authority of the Special Counsel. That is why the official documents creating it were made public. For Rosenstein to create a memo “clarifying”, but actually greatly expanding, the mandate, and keep it secret is nothing more than a fraud to mislead the public, and presumably Congress (whether the August “memo” was timely shared with oversight committees needs to be investigated). How can Manafort defend himself if the very authority for prosecuting him was kept secret, and the ground can shift tomorrow? Do other secret memos and mandates exist?

      Note that the Manafort-Ukraine connection was Glenn Simpson’s obsession for years. If Simpson’s wife is to be believed, Simpson saw it as an anti-Trump vehicle from the moment Manafort became associated with Trump’s candidacy. This inspired creation of the “dossier”. Interesting that Rosenstein made it a special item in his memo.

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      • Firefly says:

        Most of the Rosenstein memo is still secret- redacted. We still don’t know what the Mueller SC scope is nor why secret. Rosenstein states he didn’t want to release names in the public version. We don’t know who else and what alleged crimes in the 2 Aug “clarification” memo are targeted.

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        • Chewbarkah says:

          Sen Grassley needs to send Rosenstein one of his nice letters demanding answers and documents regarding the full scope of the SC’s authorization; whether other memos exist (if so, cough them up); all circumstances for how the Aug 2 2017 memo came to be; why the true scope was not disclosed (with a Potemkin Town document used to hide the truth); and, an explanation of why each item is the proper for a SC instead of DoJ staff. Force all relevant documents into the public domain. Rosenstein will squeal, but it’s after many months and millions spent, Mueller has either interviewed all the suspects or collected the secret evidence, so that redactions are not necessary.

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  5. Jane Smith says:

    Not holding my breath.
    I still think that Sessions is a Swamp Creature.
    I’ll only start to believe otherwise after the first conviction of any FBI agent, DOJ agent ,Clinton Associate, or Obama Associate.
    Seeing lots and lots of fire but, no justice.

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  6. Mary Morse says:

    Please don’t forget the $tate Dept when untying the Gordian Knot.
    https://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=AwrEwNeTncNa6T0ASHtOnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTIyZ2oxanU0BHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAMxMGFlY2QzNGJlNGQ5ZWJmOGYzNDkxNTQ2YzdiZTE4NwRncG9zAzUEaXQDYmluZw–?.origin=&back=https%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fyhs%2Fsearch%3Fp%3Dgordian%2Bknot%26fr%3Dyhst-mozilla-002%26fr2%3Dpiv-web%26hsimp%3Dyhst-002%26hspart%3Dmozilla%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D5&w=491&h=480&imgurl=2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-KNsntVpeQzg%2FUfIPLkhyfEI%2FAAAAAAAABSA%2FdaCeH0j6FXU%2Fs1600%2Fgordian_knot_2.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcalypsochic.blogspot.com%2F&size=88.6KB&name=Calypso+Cookcraftery&p=gordian+knot&oid=10aecd34be4d9ebf8f3491546c7be187&fr2=piv-web&fr=yhst-mozilla-002&tt=Calypso+Cookcraftery&b=0&ni=21&no=5&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=110353gtp&sigb=1481mv6gp&sigi=12rhhn5la&sigt=10kpl0a3e&sign=10kpl0a3e&.crumb=S76Iosw9g3m&fr=yhst-mozilla-002&fr2=piv-web&hsimp=yhst-002&hspart=mozilla

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  7. Tony says:

    I believe that in addition to trying to bring down the POTUS, “Weekend at Ferris Mueller’s” other objective to to destroy any incriminating evidence that will be used against the actual criminals (read all those listed above).

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  8. TheWanderingStar says:

    I’m not a big VDH fan even after being a subscriber to NR for many years and following VDH until the second term of [The name that must not be spoken].

    As a historian I think he’s fairly spot on, however it’s when he dips into current events that I have a problem with his opinions. For instance, in the video VDH states that “a year has been wasted” in terms of the investigation without mentioning that there was and continues to be an ongoing conspiracy to thwart truth and justice. This oversight of the obvious conspiracy, active cover-up and the fact that nothing as of yet has been concluded from the investigation seems to be an out of place historical commentary.

    VDH is an intelligent and measured commentator. What he chooses not to say is just as important as what he does say. Read his works and listen to his comments and begin to pick up on his bias.

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    • pnj01 says:

      Whether there is a “continuing conspiracy” or not, a year HAS gone by and the swiftly flowing waters of the Statute of Limitations River have been flowing over the dam with substantive offenses going beyond the Statute of Limitations at a rate of one day per day. NOW: most substantive offenses prior to April 4, 2013 are beyond the SOL. There’s a couple of ways to get back beyond that: Tax Evasion (which gives a prosecutor an additional Year plus (i.e., back as early as Jan.1, 2011 if there is unreported income from 2011) and the RICO Statute, which allows one to bring in substantive offenses by the corrupt organization back 10 years (no non-RICO substantive offense liability but can plead and prove earlier substantive offenses if a pattern can be proven).

      Letting offenses go beyond the SOL is not a good idea. Speed is a good thing.

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  9. Orygun says:

    That was a great clip! Thanks. If he writes as well as he speaks then I know where my next book comes from. It is so nice to listen to a common sense person deeply rooted in reality.

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  10. Yesterday Mueller filed an important Notice in the USDC entitled “Waiver in Plea Agreement ” relative to the guilty plea of Alex Van Der Zwaan. I don’t know who Alex is or if any of this was already covered by SD, but Mueller’s Notice has gotten some coverage on Drudge that linked to the article in “Law and Crime” by Colin Kalmbacher on this topic.

    It seems that Mueller and his team like to play dirty. Very dirty. (Why am I not surprised?)

    Basically what the Notice says is that Alex VDZ agrees to give up his right to file any FOIA requests for exculpatory materials because, among other things, the Government/ Mueller doesn’t have the resources/ money to comply with the requests! Mueller actually has the balls to claim that his dog and pony show has “limited resources “.

    I know that this is a very deep and complicated game and that we have to be patient, but I sure wish someone would shut down this evil SOB before he destroys the life of another innocent person.

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  11. Firefly says:

    Alex van der Zwaan, lawyer linked to ex-Trump campaign chairman, sentenced in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) – The Dutch son-in-law of one of Russia’s richest men was sentenced on Tuesday to 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine for lying to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators about contacts with an official in President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

    Is this all Mueller will get for his investigation- catching or exaggerating lies to FBI and the courts give a 30 day sentence?

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      On a matter from 2012.

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    • Thanks for posting. Every day I come here to read about the latest atrocity, it feels like my head is going to explode. It seems that Mueller & Co. have already done so many dirty deeds that it’s a wonder at least a few of them haven’t gotten the punishment they so richly deserve.

      Speaking of which, for those poor citizens who have been unjustly accused, the process IS the punishment! Even Gen. Flynn did not have the resources to continue a strong defense. Meanwhile that SOB Mueller and his cronies are probably immunized from any consequences for their treason and treachery.

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  12. Chuck Stephens says:

    If Sessions needed to recuse himself, then why didn’t Rosenstein have to recuse also? It appears he had connections to the same issues that Sessions did?

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    • ristvan says:

      Not correct. Sessions was an intimate part of the Trump campaign, so had to recuse himself from investigations related thereto. Rosenstein at the time was Maryland US district attorney with no connection to the Trump campaign, so no need for recusal.

      Your comment raises a very interesting legal point that I was just researching. Manafort claimed in court (motion to set aside indictments) that Mueller exceeded his original 28USC600.4(a) Rosenstein charter (‘links and or coordination between Russian government and 2016 presidential campaign’—the Mueller charter letter is a matter of public record. (I note in passing that wording expressly includes HRC as well as Trump, which Mueller IS NOT doing, showing the political bias.)
      Late last night Mueller provided the court with a Rosenstein expansion covering Manafort Ukraine under 28USC600.4(b). Except Sessions is not recused from such matters, so Rosenstein arguably did not have the authority to grant the expansion. 28USC600.4(b) grants that power under these circumstances to Sessions. Manafort will undoubtedly point that out to the court in coming days.
      So there are now two public instances showing Mueller witch hunt: not HRC, Manafort Ukraine.

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  13. dawg says:

    “and likely why AG Jeff Sessions noted his willingness toward that approach in his four page letter.”

    Boy isn’t that refreshing to hear! Ive been screaming this to everyone, while the media has been saying the exact opposite!

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  14. ristvan says:

    Lurking Lawyer here. There is some fuzzy thinking in the post and in the comments about a future special counsel. It is true OIG Horowitz had no ability to inspect DoJ NSD until Trump because Yates prohibited it, itself likely a violation of OIG law. But that does not mean OIG cannot now reach back to that earlier period where physical evidence (tms, meeting minutes, emails) still exists. It is also true that OIG cannot now reach to people like Yates who are no longer in DoJ. But US district attorney Huber can, using his grand jury subpoena powers.
    I see no need for a special counsel in the DoJ NSD matters, which need to be expedited for the midterms, albeit Sessions has expressly left the possibility open. Just reviewed 28CFR600.1. Neither the (a) test (DoJ has clear conflict of interest) nor the (b) test (circumstances in public interest) are met IMO. Both have to be met to justify Sessions appointing a special counsel. Its the law.

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    • sundance says:

      What good is going into the DOJ-NSD if Horowitz and Huber can’t get to the FISA court issues.

      The super secret FISA NS classification can, likely will, impede Horowitz and Huber unless granted a narrow carve out for national security.

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      • ristvan says:

        Issue is not avoided by a special counsel. The issue of FISA abuse is narrow, relating to Carter Page and by the two hop rule extension, the Trump campaign. The declassified Nunes memo gives Huber all the ammunition needed because that specific setbof circumstances has already been declassified and is now outside any NSD secrecy walls. The Nunes memo by itself indicts Comey, McCabe, Lynch, and Yates on knowingly false attestation (their signed requests for the FISA warrant and extensions) under 18USC1018.

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      • G. Combs says:

        Sundance, Ristvan

        if you read the part of the IG act I posted at April 3, 2018 at 2:28 pm,

        It looks like the Inspector General CAN inspect anything unless specifically told not to by the AG.

        Am I misreading that?

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        • ristvan says:

          Haven’t read it, but will and get back with a more specific view. My general understanding was the whole point of the congressionally established OIG was to b able to check anything and everything. Fear of,God reasoning. Having the AG able torule stuff off limits defeats that purpose. Yates ruling DoJ NSD off limits to Horowitz was 100pages of national security mush. At that time Horowitz had no need to push back or challenge in court because he did not yet know of the ‘insurance policy’ plot or the FISA abuse Yates was party to, and was busy with the FBI Clinton exhoneration not involving NSD.

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      Discovery is a b!tch that comes to bite one on the posterior.

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    • Ristvan’s commentary sounds logical. Perhaps the politicos clamoring for the SC are just pontificating for camera time on television.

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      • SteveO says:

        SC would start clock over. they are buying for time. anyone clamoring for it is trying to run out clock on the election and hope a new Dem majority can squash it. tick tock is right.

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    • G. Combs says:

      “…itself likely a violation of OIG…”

      No it is allowed IF specifically prohibited by the AG. I checked the law. (BTW I am very happy to see you on this site Gail)

      INSPECTOR GENERAL ACT OF 1978
      http://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/Inspector%20General%20Act%20Of%201978.pdf
      On page 25 are SPECIAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

      “[…]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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      • ristvan says:

        Thanks Gail, saved me lookup time. You are correct, my speculation was off. Yates as Acting AG did rule out NSD on national security grounds.

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        • ristvan says:

          BTW, Gail, found CTH thanks to you, when you explained your much missed absence at RealClimateScience. I still am very active in the climate wars, which we are ‘winning’. That is the nexus of my initial interest in Trump via Paris and EPA. But the ‘never Trump’ shenanigans are interesting and important in their own right. Many progressive disinformation parallels. As with the climate wars, I plan to comment when can contribute major substance factually, drawing here on mainly legal rather than mathematical modelling and business due diligence training concerning climate.

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  15. Rynryn says:

    Small town, midtown, Big town – the left is out in force. They take over everywhere. When they take over the people change, places change and workplaces change from what used to truly be diverse places instead grown less so. The integrity for accountability to the ‘bread and butters’ of life is replaced with concepts of reality. Wishing I could believe ‘smart people’ could be reasonable but instead they are embedded with fairy tales. I work with psychiatrist and they all are full on into to the fairy tales. The psychiatric community grows more powerful – which grows more scary.

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  16. For right now we must:
    Stop the horde at the border.
    Wait patiently for the Inspector Generals Report.
    Be prepared for False Flags to enrage the masses of susceptible liberals.
    Be prepared for civil unrest.
    Prevent voter fraud in the upcoming elections.
    Trust that President Trump, General Mattis, et al have got this.

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  17. jstanley01 says:

    Our Unelected Officials’ Distortions
    March 30, 2018 11:29 am / Leave a Comment / Victor Davis Hanson
    Victor Davis Hanson // National Review

    On March 17, former CIA director John Brennan tweeted about the current president of the United States: “When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. . . . America will triumph over you.”

    That outburst from the former head of the world’s premier spy agency seemed a near threat to a sitting president, and former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power tweeted that it probably was: “Not a good idea to piss off John Brennan.”

    If there is such a thing as a dangerous “deep state” of elite but unelected federal officials who feel that they are untouchable and unaccountable, then John Brennan is the poster boy…

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/career-government-servants-distort-truth/

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  18. Karl Kastner says:

    Testing…

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  19. truthbomb says:

    Yates, Comey, Brennan, Holder, Lynch (“take to the streets”) and now McCabe (w/help from his wife) attempting to politicize themselves into sacred personages who have cover from the Left. Only precedent for being untouchable in this way are former Presidents – everyone believes Obama is untouchable because he is a sacred personage. Interesting though, that Sarkozy and other former presidents are now being held accountable for their crimes (what, no riots in the streets?).

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    • ristvan says:

      Nixon was not untouchable. Clinton was not untouchable. Trump is apparently not untouchable. All as sitting, not former, presidents. Whether former Pres Obama is untouchable depends on how well he covered his tracks while in office, working through intermediaries that will not squeal. The Susan Rice exculpatory email to self says maybe not well enough. We can at least hope so for now.

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  20. Another Scott says:

    Imagine what would have happened if Clinton won. You think the Obama admin abused their power? Obama’s an amateur compared to Clinton….

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  21. I should be eligible for college credits for being able to understand half of what some of the more knowledgeable commentators have posted in TCTH. Thanx 4 da edumenkashun……

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  22. Mike diamond says:

    Why wasn’t there a special council set up to look in to Obama bad Iran deal,the bill and Hillary pay for play charity?Obama disrespected Israel,and tried to interfere with their elections!!! The uranium 1 deal ! On and on ! Its a sham!and its a shame!!!!!! Pray daily for President Trump !!!!

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