Access Granted – DOJ Gives Devin Nunes, Trey Gowdy and HPSCI Leadership Access To Intelligence Origination Documents…

Last night House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes threatened to impeach FBI Director Christopher Wray and Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, if not granted access to review the two-page intelligence community origination document that kicked-off the 2016 FBI counterintelligence operation against candidate Donald Trump.

Today Rosenstein and Wray allowed Chairman Nunes and Trey Gowdy to review the origination document, also known as the “electronic communication” (EC).  House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement today:

“After numerous unfulfilled requests for an Electronic Communication (EC) related to the opening of the FBI’s Russia counterintelligence probe, Chairman Trey Gowdy and I met this afternoon with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. During the meeting, we were finally given access to a version of the EC that contained the information necessary to advance the Committee’s ongoing investigation of the Department of Justice and FBI. Although the subpoenas issued by this Committee in August 2017 remain in effect, I’d like to thank Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for his cooperation today.”   (link)

The two-page electronic communication (EC) is essentially the intelligence report from CIA Director John Brennan, that started the FBI Counterintelligence Operation against the campaign of Donald Trump.

From The Hill: […] According to a Justice Department official, the remaining redactions in the document are “narrowly tailored to protect the name of a foreign country and the name of a foreign agent.” Specifics have been replaced with identifiers like “foreign official” and “foreign government,” the official said.

“These words must remain redacted after determining that revealing the words could harm the national security of the American people by undermining the trust we have with this foreign nation,” the official continued, adding that they appear “only a limited number of times, and do no obstruct the underlying meaning of the document.(link)

However, thanks to leaks from John Brennan (CIA) and James Clapper (ODNI) to the New York Times we already know the ridiculous content of the redactions.  The “foreign nation” was Australia, and the “foreign agent” was Alexander Downer.

WASHINGTON — During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.

About three weeks earlier, Mr. Papadopoulos had been told that Moscow had thousands of emails that would embarrass Mrs. Clinton, apparently stolen in an effort to try to damage her campaign.

Exactly how much Mr. Papadopoulos said that night at the Kensington Wine Rooms with the Australian, Alexander Downer, is unclear. But two months later, when leaked Democratic emails began appearing online, Australian officials passed the information about Mr. Papadopoulos to their American counterparts, according to four current and former American and foreign officials with direct knowledge of the Australians’ role.

The hacking and the revelation that a member of the Trump campaign may have had inside information about it were driving factors that led the F.B.I. to open an investigation in July 2016 into Russia’s attempts to disrupt the election and whether any of President Trump’s associates conspired.

If Mr. Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. and is now a cooperating witness, was the improbable match that set off a blaze that has consumed the first year of the Trump administration, his saga is also a tale of the Trump campaign in miniature. He was brash, boastful and underqualified, yet he exceeded expectations. And, like the campaign itself, he proved to be a tantalizing target for a Russian influence operation.

The information that Mr. Papadopoulos gave to the Australians answers one of the lingering mysteries of the past year: What so alarmed American officials to provoke the F.B.I. to open a counterintelligence investigationinto the Trump campaign months before the presidential election?

It was not, as Mr. Trump and other politicians have alleged, a dossier compiled by a former British spy hired by a rival campaign. Instead, it was firsthand information from one of America’s closest intelligence allies.  (link)

The New York Times leak was specifically structured around the CIA “electronic communication”.  However, the story within the origination document is abject nonsense.

♦If Papadopoulos having a conversation in a London bar in May 2016 was the origination of the FBI counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign. Then why did the FBI wait until January 15th 2017 to talk to Papadopoulos for the first time?

♦Further, if a Papadopolous conversation in May 2016 was the origin, the source material, of the FBI counterintelligence operation, then why was the FBI denied a FISA application in June/July 2016?

The far more realistic review says George Papadopoulos talking in May 2016, is likely about this open and public information from April 2016 about Guccifer hacking Hillary Clinton email [LINK].

The intelligence community “EC” was an excuse to start an FBI counterintelligence operation against the candidacy of Donald Trump. The true intent of the counterintel-op was to provide a cover-story for the DOJand FBI “small group” political opposition research and surveillance that was already ongoing.

We’ve previously debunked this Origination Story HERE

 

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486 Responses to Access Granted – DOJ Gives Devin Nunes, Trey Gowdy and HPSCI Leadership Access To Intelligence Origination Documents…

  1. Mike13 says:

    But they are graying the black in court of public opinion, and that’s all that matters. Hope Nunez has more fire down his pipe.

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  2. Coast says:

    Why does Nunes think the documents are original?

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  3. farrier105 says:

    It is always the DNC hack to which the Establishment and its media arm return time and again. Here is another resource to help explain what was really going on in the DNC network at that time.

    https://climateaudit.org/2017/09/02/email-dates-in-the-wikileaks-dnc-archive/

    Here is a post of mine from earlier today on HA Goodman’s Bit Chute channel:

    I don’t believe the story about Liar Papadopoulos started the whole thing. They used Carter Page as the excuse. This was their original story, but the dossier was too heavily involved, so they dreamed up the Papadopoulos story. To keep the thing going, they tried to block access to the starting documents that probably say nothing about The Liar at all.

    What they did with the DNC hack in the ODNI report was to assume that, since CROWDSTRIKE claimed Russians hacked the DNC, therefore Russians gave the emails to Wikileaks. That is a NON SEQUITUR. Did the Russians cause the DNC to greatly increase their daily average number of emails produced starting on May 5, 2016, when CROWDSTRIKE first started their incident response engagement at the DNC, until the end of May 2016, which representated 75% of all the stolen emails published by Wikileaks? No, the Russians couldn’t do that, and SETH RICH couldn’t do that, but there is a chance CROWDSTRIKE could have persuaded the Democrats to be more careless with emails so that CROWDSTRIKE could “apprehend” the malefactors, which they did not. Yet, this is exactly what happened. DNC email use expanded by many times just as CROWDSTRIKE started this engagement at DNC, and this collection of emails included the most damaging emails.

    https://climateaudit.org/20

    Ron Graf’s September 17, 2017 post in Steve McIntyre’s blog:

    Steve, it’s pretty incredible that this firm Crowdstrike, which apparently has the same competence as the satire security monitor in the Lifelock commercial, is driving the US intelligence community and mainstream media’s consensus on Russian election interference, which is also driving their probable cause to investigate Trump for collusion.

    Meanwhile the only person known to visit Assange to see his data is Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, who went last month. Senate investigators have shown mild interest in talking to Rohrabacher. http://www.washingtontimes….

    Assange has been proclaiming Russia’s innocence from the beginning. Also there is the question of the amount of time it would at internet upload speeds to grab the data versus download to a flash drive and what the server records for these access times.

    Note: The last paragraph is Mr. Graf discussing the JULY 5, 2016 download that was tested by William Binney’s team from VETERAN INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONALS FOR SANITY (VIPS). This test does not demonstrate that the DNC emails that were received by Wikileaks were stolen by inserting a flashdrive into a USB port of a server or workstation in the DNC network. This is because the DNC emails published by Wikileaks were in the possession of Wikileaks PRIOR TO JUNE 12, 2016, when Julian Assange discussed having the DNC emails on June 12, 2016 on the UK’s ITV. Assange was unable to specify that the emails he was discussing on ITV originated from the DNC network as the interviewer kept changing the subject. The test does indicate that people at CROWDSTRIKE have trouble telling a long distance hack from a local, internal network download, and that is significant in determining their credibility, but that is all.

    It should also be noted that, if the CROWDSTRIKE network surveillance software, FALCON OVERWATCH, was any good at all, SETH RICH couldn’t have downloaded squat to a flashdrive without CROWDSTRIKE detecting it with ENDPOINT SURVEILLANCE capability. Therefore, if Seth Rich was responsible for the email theft and transfer to Wikileaks, it is safe to say that was done with the permission of CROWDSTRIKE as they would have seen the insertion of the flashdrive into the USB port by Seth Rich in REAL TIME.

    FREE SETH RICH! He had nothing to do with it according to the evidence available to us now. It was always CROWDSTRIKE and the FBI!

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    • RLC2 says:

      Very interesting, thanks.
      I find it troubling that DC Police still haven’t released any updates on the Seth Rich investigation, nor has the FBI, which has the IT tools for investigating Rich’s download and call to his boss, and pending meeting to talk about problems with their data.

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  4. farrier105 says:

    You also have to understand that it is IMPOSSIBLE for Liar Papadopoulos to have known about the DNC hack in April 2016. The real damaging emails released by Wikileaks on JULY 22, 2016 were NOT EVEN WRITTEN UNTIL AFTER MAY 5, 2016, AND BEFORE MAY 26, 2016, as the last date on a stolen DNC email was May 25, 2016 at noon. PAPADOPOULOS COULD HAVE KNOWN NOTHING ABOUT THE DNC EMAILS.

    Say, come to think of it, HOW DID COMEY KNOW ABOUT THE STOLEN EMAILS ON JULY 15, 2016??? Asssange did not get to reveal his source on June 12, 2016, on Britian’s ITV interview of Assange. The emails were not published until JULY 22, 2016, one week after the “investigation” was started by Comey, so HOW DID COMEY KNOW ON JULY 15, 2016?

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  5. farrier105 says:

    Oh, wait! ONLY THE PEOPLE WHO STOLE THE EMAILS AND HAD THEM TAKEN TO WIKILEAKS WOULD HAVE KNOWN BEFORE JULY 22, 2016!! RIGHT? RIGHT?

    Comey had the emails. Take a guess who gave them to Comey. A cut-out took them to Wikileaks.

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    • MrWWonka says:

      Seth Rich gave the emails to Wikileaks, and he was murdered for it. A True Patriot. Rip

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      • farrier105 says:

        How do you know that Seth Rich stole the emails and gave them to Wikileaks? Do you have the forensics from the DNC network to support that opinion? Do you know if Seth Rich had unlimited access to everyone’s email account on the network? Did someone with unlimited access help Seth Rich? How did Seth Rich foil the END POINT surveillance of Crowdstrike’s Falcon Overwatch software which would have detected Seth Rich inserting a false drive into any USB port on the network?

        You have much to resolve before making such a statement. You do see that now, don’t you?

        Seymour Hersh is quoted often for his recorded remarks about what an FBI source told him about Seth Rich, and it is frequently used to support the claim that Seth Rich was involved. However, Hersh stated that Seth Rich SOLD THE EMAILS TO WIKILEAKS FOR MONEY, and he was not killed for stealing the emails. His murder was a coincidence.

        Crowdstrike was in a position to steal the emails. I put the links up here to support my position. There is more evidence of this solution than with Seth Rich. Assange won’t explicitly state Seth Rich was the source.

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  6. joemomma says:

    The day of reckoning is coming for the deep state. Good thing we have Nunes or there would be no stopping it

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  7. Haven’t had time to read all the comments yet. Anyway, the one quote from Sundance that stands out to me is,

    “During the meeting, we were finally given access to a version of the EC that contained the information necessary to advance the Committee’s ongoing investigation of the Department of Justice and FBI.”

    Wait, “a version???” Just how many “versions” are there of this one doc?? Help us out here, Devin. (Ole Trey most certainly will not – see Benghazi example)

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    • Coast says:

      I’m assuming “version” means that the country and person’s name was redacted and replaced with “country and person”….but yeah, sadly I don’t trust anyone in government anymore.

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    • RLC2 says:

      My question as well. I thought the whole point of getting the “original” unredacted version of the EC was to see if the redactions revealed something that might contradict what the FBI/DOJ alleged in the original FISA warrant, and 3 subsequent re-approvals.

      So far, neither Gowdy nor Nunes have said anything about that, either to confirm same or differences. I imagine it wont take much longer to find out…in the meantime, there have to be some people in the sights of the IG and internal DOJ investigations who are twisting in the wind…

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  8. rioosodog says:

    Wow! This just two pages of THOUSANDS! We are in need of Martial Law to be implemented!

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  9. Tom P says:

    Wasn’t the FISA warrant specifically about spying on Carter Page? How did they make the leap from Papadopolous to Page?

    Liked by 1 person

    • farrier105 says:

      They didn’t. They leapt the opposite way, from Page to The Liar in order to take away the dossier as their top source, which means this document Nunes just examined might be a forgery if it included The Liar in the mix.

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  10. Marko says:

    so…months and months wasted waiting for a 2 page document.No consequences for the Wray or Rosenstein for dragging and wasting valuable time on this. The Swamp is winning on this. All they need to do is run out the clock until no one cares anymore or the democrats take over congress and its game over.

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  11. hoop says:

    Brennen should be in Jail for Abuse of Power.

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  12. trapper says:

    The EC has to be promoted as the source of the cointel op against Trump. They have no choice. It has to be the EC. The reason for that is if they point to anything even remotely connected with the Russia Dossier then the entire investigation will fall, including Mueller’s entire investigation, because the Russia Dossier was compromised as a source and everything that then grew out of it would be fruit form a poisonous tree. The whole thing collapses. So, a bar conversation is all they had to fall back on, even though what he was talking about had already been in the press and was nothing new. Desperate.

    And if Sessions doesn’t fire everyone within DOJ and FBI who had any part in raiding Cohen’s office then Sessions should be fired. Today.

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  13. scarlettbr says:

    We all assume the Fake news NYT is telling the truth about the country and name of foreign agent. leaked by a person who lied under oath. What if, the name is a agent of the USA? What if, that is who they are protecting. Why else block out something that has already been leaked. Nunes should move forward with impeachment.

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    • RLC2 says:

      Its obvious that trusted spinners at the NYT and WAPO are doing the dirty work of dirty cops at CIA and FBI, leaking and misleading, if not out-right lying.

      Remember the Pulitzer Prize winner Walter Duranty?
      Maggie Halberstam has nothing on that guy, try as she might.

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  14. Amy1212 says:

    Manafort filed an interesting response in Federal Court yesterday. Here is a snippet. https://mobile.twitter.com/Techno_Fog/status/984417937695092737/photo/1

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  15. DARREN BERNAT says:

    Here is my current theory: papadolous was an intelligence plant put into Trump’s campaign. It was a set up down to the Australian intelligence over hearing him. This was “the insurance policy” that they hope will provide the cover they need to justify everything they did. I want to know how Papadopolous came to be on the Trump team. Who referred him to Team Trump? Was it Sessions?

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      This “who referred them” stuff is extremely useful. If you do this on Carter Page, it turns out to be a NY RINO, Ed Cox. And then when you dig on Carter Page, where does Ed Cox show up? Some GLOBALIST gig that Carter Page headed, along with McCAIN and JEH JOHNSON as speakers. So it’s clear to me that ALL OF THESE GUYS were plants.

      Page does a good job of playing the aggrieved innocent now, but whether he intended it or not, he was a useful plant of the globo-nuttery and NeverTrump.

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      • WSB says:

        Yes. We outed Ed Cox on a thread a few months ago. Just not sure if it was incompetence or malice on the part of Cox. We have very weird ‘Republicans’ in NY.

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          Yes, I never was sure about Cox on this issue.

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          • WSB says:

            Every politician here in NYS either is completely quiet about PT or they are back stabbers.

            I am not sure if Cox is a backstabber. I mean, he IS married to Trisha Nixon, and should have Nixon sympathy for PT, but his bread and butter is from other Pataki type RINO’s.

            Our county rep is Republican and is running for Governor, but he never utters the name Trump, because he is so scared of losing votes. It is maddening. He also has a habit of a denial approach to reality. Battered syndrome. Cannot say it is conservative because he is touting an ‘English as a Second Language’ program, offered by the County. How many Americans do we really need to help learn English on the Government dime unless he was pushed to do so by the left in his district?

            He is trying to be the nice guy in a bed of Dims in NY.

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    • SteveO says:

      close. Page was the plant. had prior dealings with FBI. Papa-D ain’t nobody. just an in to emails and phone taps.

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      • RLC2 says:

        I agree, Carter Page has already testified he worked as a confidential source to FBI, reporting on what he learned in business overseas. Occams Razor applies here:

        That doesn’t mean Page is dirty, just that he was thrown under the bus by the FBI when they needed a target to justify the broadest possible wiretap inside the Trump campaign.

        Carter Page is no different than the sources that FBI cultivates in criminal investigations into gang crime, white collar corruption, and counter-intel. See the current whistleblower now on Uranium One, who did this for 30 years for the FBI, on Russia investments in the US. If dirty cops (Brennan, Comey, McCabe) and the AG lawyers who use that false information to run dirty investigations (Holder, Lynch, Yates, Rosenstein, etc) will invent fake investigations to interfere with a campaign and obstruct the effective leadership of the nation after an election, then the cost of burning a source like Page is nothing but a cost of doing business.

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      • WSB says:

        Yes, but Papa-D was a representative to a UN forum for Hillary’s State DEpartment in 2011.

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    • Kintbury54 says:

      Exactly. I wrote kinda the same thing to Nunes this morning. We are expected to believe that the Greek who had worked for Hillary in the past accidentally met with the Australian who is also a pal of the Clintons. He was drunk and spilled the beans on e-mails. Do we have any other witnesses of the conversation or even that the two met? I believe that was another piece of fantasy co-written by the FBI to give enough credence to the warrant.

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    • CollusionMyth says:

      In many cases Trump didn’t have a lot of choices as to who was going to be on his team given the time frame, resources, and the fact that many didn’t want to work for him. Some of these guys offered their “services” for free. That’s how they got in.

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  16. iRock says:

    Alexander Downer was an Australian diplomat and a Clinton CGI / Clinton Foundation beneficiary. Downer was obviously sent to London on a mission to manipulate Papadopoulos into statements he could report to the FBI. CIA, NSA, DOJ, FBI or State advised where Downer could locate his target Papodopoulos; this was not a chance encounter.

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    • Kintbury54 says:

      You are assuming that the Greek was not a paid actor in this charade.

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      • RLC2 says:

        +1. That makes the most sense. This is a cover-up built after the fact once the FBI/DOJ realized the Steele Dossier was too flimsy to justify the first failed FISA warrant, and the subsequent four.

        I smell the dirty tricks of John Podesta and Sid Blumenthal here.

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    • Raven says:

      He’s still there.
      Alexander Downer has been the Oz High Commissioner to the UK since 2014.

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  17. Chilidog says:

    Has our side executed any search warrants?

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    • 4sure says:

      “Has our side executed any search warrants?”

      No. We don’t have anyone on our side except POTUS and he can’t issue warrants. And he can’t get the DOJ he is supposedly in charge of to do so.

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      • G. Alistar says:

        Unknown, perhaps Huber has. I am curious: a porn star claims to get a bribe from the POTUS, FBI gets a search warrant under cover of darkness raids the home/office a personal attorney, who has been cooperating them. An 20 old kid in Florida repeatedly makes threats to shoot up a school, the FBI can’t get a search warrant? Result: client privilege & civil liberties trampled and 17 school kids shot dead. One of those things in life that make you go: hmmmm?

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  18. KevinUK says:

    Came here to CTH via Climateaudit and have been following what has been going on in this whole ‘insurance policy’ in some detail for sometime now, thanks to SD and others. Also been following in great detail what has been going on in the Skripal poisoning hoax.

    IMO Downer is 100% a ‘spook’ (through his Hakluyt connections) working in collusion with the UK ‘spooks’ to set up Trump. Along with Mifsud and others (e.g. Pablo Miller) the UK ‘spooks’ have been in on this plan to undermine PJDT GOP candidancy and subsequent presidency right from day one.

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    • marko says:

      I just saw the IG testifying to congress on another investigation today that tells me he must not be in a hurry to release the findings on all the corruption in doj and fbi etc.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Hi Kevin, Welcome
      Gail

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    • Good Job! says:

      The far more realistic review says George Papadopoulos talking in May 2016, is likely about this open and public information from April 2016 about Guccifer hacking Hillary Clinton email

      Is this really more “realistic” than believe Papa. was blabbering about who might have access to Hillary’s Missing Emails which numerous people speculated about since March 2015?

      IMO Downer is 100% a ‘spook’ (through his Hakluyt connections) working in collusion with the UK ‘spooks’ to set up Trump.

      Maybe not. Maybe he relayed the information, and the US spooks used it as a fake origination outside of their own doings–A trump worker and a foreign official as the source is better than “We got a “pee” memo in June 2016″ or “We were already listening in on Trump’s people.

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  19. zucccchini says:

    I am tired of hearing the so called blah, blah, blah they supposedly have…maybe have…not sure yet….still looking…..I want to know when Nunes, Horowitz, Huber and every other supposed person working on OUR side is going to start handing out indictments, arraigning, arresting, firing, SOMEBODY. First it was November last, then it was December Horowitz would have his report. Nope…then it was February FOR SURE. Then March,,,now it is into April and here we are…seemingly no closer to anything. I want a job there doing nothing TOO! Sounds pretty cushy to me. Just say you will have it soon…and be on your merry way.

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  20. Elwood says:

    Bill Priesap (sp?) is still in his position while others have been demoted or kicked out, yes?

    There seems to be some conjecture here as to whether the people who have not been fired are “cooperating.”

    Rosenstein has not been fired. Mueller has not been fired. Could they be working for the white hats now as part of a deal to save their sorry asses?

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  21. So, the Australian tip DID “start” the investigation, but only in the sense that it was a fig leaf for the spying already happening? That’s why they didn’t bother interviewing Papadopolous?

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  22. Justbill says:

    Let’s just play some mind games here. Clapper and Brennan, known liars, leaking to the NYT, a paper with a long history of outright lies. The story is the Greek geek boasted to the Bossie Aussie. It’s been a long day. That’s the best humor I can think of. Now today the ”lightly redacted” version is okay because everyone assumes where it says foreign nation or spy we’re talking about geeky and bossie. What if it’s not? What if the nation and the spy are not who we think? And what if Nunes already knows this because he has already seen the original in all it’s entirety? What if this is all a setup by Nunes and others to trap the loose ends they may or may not be aware of? What if Nunes and maybe a few others have always had every single incriminating document all along? Say from a couple of people that would have knowledge of and proof of all of it? Someone like say an admiral or a priest…or A combination of both?

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  23. Mike diamond says:

    JAMES COMEY For Prison !!!He is a shame and disgrace to the good agents at the F B I

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