The Susan Rice CYA Memo Gains Additional Context…

Two months ago Andrew McCarthy wrote an article in National Review discussing the email President Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice sent to herself on inauguration day 2017.  With the latest discoveries from James Comey’s admissions amid the headlines, the February article by McCarthy is very prescient. {see here}

Susan Rice emailed herself to create a record surrounding a January 5th, 2017, meeting between top White House officials and senior intelligence members.  It was the next day, January 6th, when FBI Director James Comey briefed President-Elect Trump on part of the Clinton-Steele dossier.  With hindsight, the White House meeting (1/5/17) and the Trump Tower briefing (1/6/17) take on additional meaning.

The departing administration’s highly-politicized intelligence apparatus, Comey (FBI), Brennan (CIA) and Clapper (DNI), conspired -strategically- to weaponize false intelligence in order to create a media narrative that would damage, and hopefully eliminate, the incoming president and his administration.  With full measure of context, contrast against the identifiable behavior that followed; and accepting the FBI team was working diligently on an “insurance policy” agenda; there is no other way to look at these events.

In his article, McCarthy rightly sets the stage:

[…] Let’s think about what was going on at that moment. It had been just a few days since Obama imposed sanctions on Russia. In that connection, the Kremlin’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, had contacted Trump’s designated national-security adviser, Michael Flynn. Obama-administration leadership despised Flynn, who (a) had been fired by Obama from his post as Defense Intelligence Agency chief; (b) had become a key Trump supporter and an intense critic of Obama foreign and national-security policy; and (c) was regarded by Yates and Comey as a possible criminal suspect — on the wayward theories that Flynn’s contacts with Kislyak could smack of a corrupt quid pro quo deal to drop the sanctions and might violate the never invoked, constitutionally dubious Logan Act.

What else was happening? The Justice Department and FBI had gone to the FISA court on October 21, 2016, for a warrant to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. That warrant relied largely on the Steele dossier, which alleged a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin involving (a) a cyberespionage operation against the 2016 election, (b) corrupt negotiations regarding the sanctions, and (c) the Kremlin’s possession of “kompromat” that would enable the Putin regime to blackmail President-elect Trump.

Significantly, by the time of this January 6 meeting with Trump, the 90-day surveillance period under the FISA warrant would have had just a bit over two weeks left to run — it was set to expire just as Trump was to take office. (Reporting suggests that there may also have been a FISA warrant on Paul Manafort around this time.) The Obama administration was therefore confronting a deadline if the FISA warrant was to be renewed while Obama was still in power. The officials in the meeting would need to figure out how the investigation could continue despite the fact that its central focus, Trump, was about to be sworn in as president.  (read more)

McCarthy accurately predicted two-months-ago that James Comey did not brief President Trump on the full content of the Clinton-Steele Dossier. This suspicion has been confirmed as fact by the recent admissions of James Comey himself.

January 5th, 2017, an Oval Office meeting with President Obama, VP Joe Biden, James Comey (FBI), Michael Rogers (NSA), John Brennan (CIA), James Clapper (ODNI), Sally Yates (DOJ) and Susan Rice.   At the conclusion of the briefing, President Obama asks Sally Yates and James Comey to remain.  Together with Susan Rice, this is where the “by the book” CYA comment comes into play. As recounted by Rice: “President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.

January 6th, 2017, the Trump Tower meeting with President-elect Trump, VPE Mike Pence, Mike Flynn, etc.  Where James Comey asks for a private discussion with the President-elect:

(Link To Comey Memos)

June 8th, 2017 – Vice-Chairman Senator Mark Warner (D) questions Comey during Senate Intelligence Committee hearing [Transcript Source]:

♦ Mark Warner […] I know members have said and press have said that if you were — a great deal has been made whether the president — whether you were asked whether the president was the subject of any investigation. My understanding is prior to your meeting on January 6th you discussed with your leadership team whether or not you should be prepared to assure then President-Elect trump that the FBI was not investigating him personally. Now my understanding is your leadership team agreed with that. But was that a unanimous decision? was there any debate about that?

♦ James Comey: Wasn’t unanimous.One of the members of the leadership team had a view that although it was technically true we did not have a counterintelligence file case open on then President-Elect trump. His concern was because we’re looking at the potential, again, that’s the subject of the investigation, coordination between the campaign and Russia because it was president trump, President-Elect trump’s campaign, this person’s view was inevitably his behavior, his conduct will fall within the scope of that work and so he was reluctant to make the statement that I made. I disagreed. I thought it was fair to say what was literally true. There is not a counterintelligence investigation of Mr. Trump. And I decided in the moment to say it given the nature of our conversation.

One member of the FBI leadership team, a “he”, with understanding of the full scope of the counterintelligence operation, disagreed with Director Comey making an obtuse, disingenuous and highly misleading statement to President Trump that he was not under an FBI counterintelligence investigation.

Obviously there was a counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign, and by extension presidential candidate Donald Trump.   However, as noted in the Susan Rice email describing the content of the January 5th, 2017, White House meeting – the intent of the outgoing administration was to keep president-elect Trump under investigation, yet not allow him to know he was under investigation.  Hence the briefing on only the most “salacious and unverified content of the dossier”.

The goal of the “insurance policy” was to frame the target.  Therefore the target must be played by the officials doing the framing.

However, one official within the leadership of the FBI thought it was wrong to be disingenuous with discussions and briefing for an incoming President.  That one senior FBI official was a “he”.

Now who do you think that “he” was?

This same “he”:


The same “he” who was scheduled to testify to the House Intelligence Committee; but for some mysterious reason the request to interview “him” and four others (Page, Strzok, Ohr and Baker) were all dropped.

The same “he” who, along with the four others, remains employed.

The same “he” who, unlike the four others, has never been removed, suspended, demoted or isolated from his job; and the same “he” who remains in his position through today.


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391 Responses to The Susan Rice CYA Memo Gains Additional Context…

  1. Kristin says:

    Just imagine our FLOTUS had to sit next to snake obama this morning, knowing what they are trying to do to her husband, our duly elected President.

    Liked by 30 people

  2. litlbit2 says:

    That be Ms.O for most as Mr. Michelie was two doors down flexing.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. snellvillebob says:

    The really sad part of this is I feel that President Trump was going to let all this go if it had not been for the Mueller investigation trying to stink up his first year and a quarter in office. If I were him I would request that the law be followed to the letter and every single one of these people needs a prison term plus pay fines. Several of them have over $10 million just to start and you can just bet they did not get that on their civil service paychecks.

    Liked by 29 people

    • thedoc00 says:

      I made this comment before. President Elect Trump offered an olive branch when he shocked the political world with his statement, Hillary has been through enough” after announcing he did not plan to pursue her legally. You are absolutely correct, Trump was willing to let this die for the good of the country and remove a major obstacle to his year 1 agenda.

      Liked by 19 people

      • Burnt Toast says:

        Hillary has repeatable proven herself to be a marginally skilled politician and grasping Stalinist who clings to more capable leftists to get anywhere she has even been.

        That said, it is Team Obama running this show, not Hills.

        Liked by 6 people

        • Gary Ingle says:

          He tried to make a deal with misery and let her die in misery fashion but she just couldn’t help but get out the sledge and hammer his ankles not know they were made of titanium!

          Liked by 1 person

        • Lottacats says:

          Absolutely Obama behind all this! Argggh

          Liked by 2 people

        • There is no team obama, there is a cabal of globalist psychopaths that were pulling all the strings, and have been pulling them for nearly forever…

          Liked by 4 people

        • dallasdan says:

          Obama will suffer no fines or prosecution. He is “too big” to take down (together with other very high-profile co-conspirators), as SD indicated in his article regarding Rudy G’s role in negotiating an end to the Mueller charade. Obama will continue to be a highly adverse influence on the MAGA agenda until the President leaves office.


          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            “Obama will suffer no fines or prosecution.”

            Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

            I am not losing any sleep or him or the others either way. Government is an institution ordained by God. People in government will have to account for their government service, as well as their personal lives.

            Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

            2Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

            Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

            BHO will pay, either in this life, or afterwards.

            Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
            Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

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          • dotherightthing4 says:

            I think he must be exposed for all the world to see. There MUST be consequences so this does not happen again. Trump believes in consequences–I think you may be wrong.

            Liked by 1 person

          • littleanniesfannie says:

            Are you sure? I feel it’s more that Al, Jesse, BLM, and other hate groups would riot for years if the first black president happened to be convicted of his crimes. Much in the same vein of Ferguson—truth be damned, follow the narrative.


        • Turranos says:

          Killary is not capable of running any shows now. That being said, she needs to rot in jail IMHO.

          Liked by 1 person

      • Sneaky Pete says:

        I don’t think it would have been for the good of the country. I was appalled when Trump made that statement about Hillary. I don’t think Trump has the moral right to let criminals off the hook.A criminal offends the state and its people. I’m one of those people. And in a jury,we the people decide the fate of accused criminals, not the President. Imo, he was out of line, although I do recognize that he could pardon her legally. That is within the law.

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        • AmericaFirst says:

          Pete, That is exactly how I felt, and I know a lot of people who were already cognizant of the corruption in the previous regime voted for President Trump because of wanting a “law and order” President. No one can justify giving immunity just on the basis that the culprit has been a political candidate for high office.

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          • Andy says:

            There has been a longstanding unwritten rule that incoming administrations don’t prosecute previous administrations or their losing competitors in elections because they all have skeletons in the closet. Trump was adhering to this rule however when it became clear that the illegal acts included conspiracy to overthrow a POTUS and subversion of our democratic election processes, the crimes were to great to ignore. To excuse these crimes would be to invite a repeat of the treasonous behavior. This will all be uncovered and if Sessions has not indicted top level people l from the Obama Administration by September I predict he will be fired. 😎

            Liked by 7 people

        • Lemmy says:

          I think he just said that because he was starting to find out how huge this whole thing was and how deep the swamp is and there was already a plan in place (and still is) to take them all down, but he couldn’t start with that and had to let it all play out. “Because you’d be in jail.” PDJT keeps his promises.

          Liked by 6 people

        • kroesus61 says:

          if collecting several hundred $millions through graft and corruption is “enough” I am sure there would be many takers on that deal

          Liked by 1 person

        • nbkilgore says:

          Pete, we have all learned by now that our POTUS uses double speak. Examine his actions vs his tweet thoughts, my observation is that he was trying to convey to us was not to focus to much on HRC, but magnify it wider. He very well knows how strongly we feel about the HRC Inc’s abuse and criminality which gives one to pause and think why would he make a public statement to the contrary. As time goes on, many have begun to catch on to his double speak. he’s teaching us to read between the lines of the substance. Its also telling HRC to relax he’s not focused on her, nor does she pose a threat to him, when relaxed she redirects her attention to covering up, but guess who’s still watching her every move? While she’s covering up, POTUS and team are digging right where she just covered up that hole, same goes with O and his criminal syndicate. For every action they take, there is a covert reaction taking place! Think, hook-worm-line and catch, then reel it in carefully, slowly, thus finally bringing the catch into the open for all to see. Cheers!

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          • signreader says:

            PDJT is a Gemini and no sign is better than a Gemini in bait and switch! I have been telling all my household and they see it spot on! He is communicated sign and twitter has been godsent to him and he has driven his detractors up the wall! Just loved lt when I tweeted about his understanding of the China trade about the time he had thrown his hat in the ring, he retweeted it! I told all my friends and family that he is Obama’s replacement! Doing that in Commie state of California at the time was sure bet to loose all my Dimrat friends but I didn’t care!

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          • lee says:

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            • nbkilgore says:

              Lee, some MI’s still know how to put their ears to ground and listen for the hoof beats, heck some can even count how many enemy mounts are headed in certain directions, if catch my meaning. Wink-wink! Thanks all the same, cheers!


      • franuche says:

        Trump and Co. need to go jugular on all of these crooks. No mercy.

        Liked by 7 people

      • Scott Brooks says:

        Trump’s statement that he would not pursue investigation into Hillary was only a ruse. It was abundantly clear to the new President and his new Attorney General that the Silent Coup was in motion and that the new Administration was in for a fight to the death. That statement was made in order to help keep them off guard as to their true intentions.

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      • peace says:

        Maybe he figured that Hillary’s loss to him along with having to watch him become one of the greatest presidents in history was punishment enough for her.


      • repsort says:

        let it all go for the good of the country?
        This country is dead if rule of law and equal treatment under the law is not restored.
        That means justice must be done.


    • Newt Love says:

      All of the FBI HQ staff, and Main Justice under Obama need to be indicted by a Grand Jury, and have their homes, offices, cars and hotel rooms raided by FBI Special Agents that are not a part of the DC FBI, and held without bail until their arraignment on Capital Crimes.

      Everyone of them need to be tried on every count of the indictment, incurring HUGE legal fees, before a plea bargain is discussed.

      All of their spouses and children need to investigated (just like LTG Michael Flynn’s were) so that these FBI and DoJ TRAITORS experience the same thing that their political victims experienced.

      Then, when a complete assessment of the guilt of each one is known, and the total tally of the years in prison and the fines to be paid are summed up, each one can be offered a plea bargain, asking each one in turn, “What do you have to offer the Prosecution that is worth us dropping the lifetimes of jail time facing you, and the 6 or 7 digit fines that you are sure to face? . . . We’re listening.”

      Sadly, I expect that AG Sessions, who has defended Deputy AG Rosenstein (sho signed the last FISA extension application) will let Rosenstein scuttle the whole thing, and pretend that nothing happened.

      Right now, I am HATING the FBI and DoJ.
      If I see an FBI agent on the street in need of aid, I will say “Ask Rod Rosenstein for help,” and walk on.

      Liked by 1 person

    • MustangBlues says:

      Punishments for traitors =

      big long trial with expensive DC lawyer pro,

      lose case, big fine and small prison time in high security federal prison,

      will be broke and broken, and in new life

      regroups as a preacher against traitor impulses.


    • Jenny R. says:

      He did not do this for her benefit. He did it for us. The risk of civil disruption over this (and we have seen some) was very high and still is (although this, I believe, has lessened considerably). Most of it pushed by the people around Hillary, as well as she herself, who have much to lose if she should be exposed. Ordinary people would (have) paid the price for her losing; that was the thing this administration has tried to avoid.
      That is the only reason.
      As far as justice: yes, justice should be done, but there is no punishment on this world that is adequate answer to her evil. If it could merely be accomplished to put them out of power and stripped of some of their precious money — to let their little schemes and intrigues wither (all the while they get to watch it take place) then that was likely enough for the President.
      But their narcissism would not let it be — so now, this.


  4. VegasGuy says:

    Question to Comey by Warnar….”…….Now my understanding is your leadership team agreed with that. But was that a unanimous decision? was there any debate about that?”

    ♦ James Comey: Wasn’t unanimous.One of the members of the leadership team had a view that although it was technically true we did not have a counterintelligence file case open on then President-Elect trump

    Interesting exchange. Warner certainly would not have asked the question without first knowing the answer….Comey certainly would not have offered the “not unanimous” answer unless he knew Warner knew that there was one hold out. So Comey could not outright lie.

    “…….His concern was because we’re looking at the potential, again, that’s the subject of the investigation, coordination between the campaign and Russia because it was president trump, President-Elect trump’s campaign,..”

    Kinda sounds like the outline of the Insurance Policy” starting to take shape…..They were “LOOKING AT THE POTENTIAL” of an investigation into Trump-Russia coordination…..

    At least that is what I came away with from the exchange…….

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  5. SmilinJackAbbott says:

    The idea Comey didn’t consider President Trump a target is preposterous. Comey was acting like an undercover cop from the get go steering conversations towards the dossier, then immediately transcribing and passing them onto the investigative team. Always waiting for a slip up that never came because the investigation was based on more Clinton lies(do these people never learn?).

    I’ll bet context stripped tidbits from the conversations about loyalty(ie not leaking) and hoping Comey could let Flynn go must have had Comey and his team, who were treating Trump like a Russian agent without any real evidence, in conniptions, just like they did the MSM. When the context is added Comey’s team look awfully silly.

    Comey’s memos are the actions of an undercover cop who never found anything because there was nothing. What Comey did after his sacking, stripping all context from his memos to paint a picture of obstruction he knew wasn’t backed up by the facts is despicable and he deserves everything coming his way.

    Liked by 14 people

    • Ray Van Dune says:

      And the MSM is spinning the memos as a black eye for Trump, because they don’t add anything to the book. But the Republicans were not looking for something left out of the book, they were making sure there WASN’T anything to ADD to the book! To be able to say “You know that vapid, fatuous, self-serving, nothing-burger book Comey is flogging? That’s the justification for the Mueller investigation! That’s it!” But the media is performing their sacred duty of ensuring that the public knows everything. Everything that their Democrat masters want known that is, and not a jot more.

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    • RoddREpub says:

      He deserves everything coming his way and then some!


    • Turranos says:

      …and then some!


  6. Vital Spark says:

    This is the biggest scandal in American history.
    Hillary Clinton is a malignant narcissist and a criminal. She also suffers from Parkinson’s Disease (see Ted Noel on Youtube). Parkinson’s Disease is a debilitating nervous system disorder and is terminal, the average life expectancy is between 7 and 14 years.
    Barack Obama is also a malignant narcissist and a criminal. Hillary Clinton ran for the presidency knowing she has Parkinson’s Disease. She knew she would not make it to the end of her first term. She scared off any other candidate except Bernie Sanders. She cheated with the DNC in the Primaries to ensure Sanders’ defeat. Because of her Parkinson’s Disease, she knew that her Vice President pick would become President. Tim Kiane’s only qualification was that he was Obama’s guy.
    Obama used the IC (including British and Australian agencies) and the FISA court to spy on the Trump campaign. The FISA Judge Contretras was appointed by the Chief of the SC John Roberts.
    Hillary and Obama did this all this to hide their past crimes and continue with more.
    Trump won.
    After the election Obama, the IC, and DOJ including the FBI, conspired to stop or damage the Trump presidency. In their arrogance and perhaps their terror they convinced themselves that Trump would fail and they would topple him. The Mueller investigation is part of this plot.
    I believe President Trump knew all of this from the beginning and as it happened.
    Malignant narcissists like Hillary and Obama live in a fantasy world. Their fantasy world always and inevitably ensd in catastrophe for them and those around them (see Sam Vaknin on Youtube).
    Clinton and Obama’s crimes were so heinous that they committed sedition to cover them up and to continue them.
    It is interesting that all of the Democrat presidents since Truman have suffered from narcissistic personality disorder.
    This means catastrophe for the Democratic Party.
    I wonder what the end game will be for Hillary and Obama?

    Liked by 11 people

    • Mark Webb says:

      Hopefully jail!

      Liked by 2 people

    • dallasdan says:

      “I wonder what the end game will be for Hillary and Obama?”

      Reading SD’s article about Rudy negotiating with Mueller regarding who will be sacrificed by the deep state in order to end the investigative circus, Clinton and Obama are exempt.

      I think the President knows equally well that they are absolutely guilty, and prosecuting them would create a political ****storm that would impede achieving his MAGA agenda much more so than the Congressional success to-date in delaying/derailing it.

      Hence, Clinton and Obama walk..


  7. Kan says:

    We will get to the point where Obama will need to be included in the mix of this entire mess. The Jan 5th 2017 meeting is the smoking gun that Obama knew about all of this, and OK’d it.

    Liked by 8 people

  8. xcontra says:

    Excellent. Priestap seems to be the proverbial Rosetta Stone in this mess.

    Liked by 4 people

    • midmogirl says:

      Hope he has protection!!!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • thinkthinkthink says:

      May the Lord guide Bill Priestap into wisdom in all his ways. May angels be sent to give him insights and dreams that will lead to righteousness in many places. May his heart be strengthened to follow the path that brings glory to his Maker. In Christ’s Name. Amen.


  9. Now we just to have “someone” indict these perps and have “some” honest prosecutor try them and find “some” honest judge to preside and twelve “honest” jury members to decide. God help us all.

    AMERICA 1st – Forever

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    • oops – “have to have”


    • Newt Love says:

      Don’t count on AG Sessions!
      He just announced that if Rosenstein (who signed the last extension of the FISA Warrant) is fired, Sessions will resign.

      Okay, Jeffy! What will you do if the Grand Jury indicts Rosenstein?

      Oh, what was that you said?
      It will never get that far, because you will protect Roddy?

      AG Sessions, if that is how it unfolds, the Y O U are a TRAITOR, just like everyone involved in “The Insurance Policy” ! ! ! !

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  10. covfefe999 says:

    I’m trying to sort out my feelings about Priestap. If Comey is right and Priestap was the person who decided “senior Congressional leadership” shouldn’t be informed about the counterintelligence investigation for at least 2 and possibly 3 quarterly briefings, this isn’t a good thing. If Congress had known what was going on closer to July 2016 instead of mid March 2017 Trump and we citizens might have been spared much of the mess. The sham investigation might have been shut down, and we probably wouldn’t have the Mueller witch hunt either.

    Also, if Comey ran it by Priestap to decide whether or not to tell Trump on Jan 6 that he was not directly under investigation, I read that as meaning Priestap didn’t want Trump to know anything. Because Priestap knew that Comey wouldn’t tell Trump if he were the target of an investigation. Priestap was condoning complete silence. This isn’t a good thing.

    So Priestap seems quite swampy to me and therefore if he’s cooperating I can only think that he’s doing so to save his own hind end, not because he’s a white hat per se.

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    • jbowen82 says:

      I tend to agree with you about Priestap being a white hat of convenience rather than conviction, but there’s also the possibility that Comey wasn’t telling the complete truth when he testified that not telling Congress was Priestap’ s idea. Remember that both Priestap and Comey, along with everyone else in the bubble, thought Hillary was going to win. They also thought they were going to find a Russian connection, so if they bent a few rules or cut a few corners to get there, it would be overlooked in the end.

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      • Newt Love says:

        And then we find out that both Priestap and Comey were on many of Epstein’s Lolita Express trips.

        And then, when Comey’s house is searched, the Special Agents find Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassin rifle mounted above Comey’s desk.
        Only it’s a fake that Comey paid 5 digits for.

        Could this farce get any worse?

        The Left is still playing “Run Out the Clock” and Jeffy Sessions is helping them!

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        • churchmouse says:

          ‘ … and Jeffy Sessions is helping them!’ IKR? Are they putting something in his coffee? That’s beyond bizarre. He’s there to serve the President and the nation, not Rosey.

          I remember the kerfuffle on here about McMaster. I bookmarked at least 100 links about him. In the end — as loath as I am to admit it — the MSM were not entirely wrong. Nor was Mike Cernovich — despised on here but often correct — although hardly as much as Sundance, who is 99% spot on.

          I am putting together a series of McMaster posts to track the trajectory of news items and their veracity. I will put them on my own site in due course. The objective is for us to read everything and consider the content, whether we like it or not. It does none of us any good to say ‘fake news’ just because the content contradicts what we would like to believe.

          Every administration has ‘anonymous sources’, otherwise, those people would lose their livelihood forever if they were stupid enough to give their names.

          I don’t like the MSM anymore than people here do, but there are germs of truth in what they report. Our job is to study and analyse those germs of truth over time.

          The Sessions story is likely to be similar to McMaster’s. The pattern is already there.


    • L. Gee says:

      Maybe Priestap knew that Congress was just as swampy as the swamp he was treading water in. Maybe he was waiting for the right person, the right moment, the right president and Cabinet? Maybe?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Dutchman says:

      Actually, given congress leeks like a screen door on a submarine, NOT informing them seems like a good idea.
      Beyond that, if your priestap, promoted from the field to d.c., and you see all sorts of crap going on, WHO you gonna tell?
      Its your bosses, and their bosses that are doing illegal traitorous stuff. So, you keep your head down, take note of who’s doing/saying what, and wait.
      He still has his job, no demotion, rite? According to sundance formula ( logic) he’s a white hat. My 2cents

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    • formerdem says:

      What makes you think Priestap told Comey not to inform Congress? Other than Comey said so. But I mean, other than that?


      • covfefe999 says:

        Comey said so … and Priestap never corrected him.


        • kroesus61 says:

          he never PUBLICLY corrected him…..the veracity of “Priestap never corrected him” is unknown at this point in time

          Liked by 1 person

        • mnwild1961 says:

          Priestap never corrected him, publicly at least. We don’t know what Priestap has told investigators.

          Liked by 1 person

          • covfefe999 says:

            Single reply to both of you: Your answer indicates faith. You have no evidence that Comey lied, and you have no evidence that Priestap is remaining silent for some good honorable reason, but you are proposing those theories regardless. I’m not going to do that. I was neutral about Priestap and I see no evidence that he’s a good person, none at all, and i’m not going to invent any.


    • PS says:

      Maybe it’s as simple as getting cold feet? At some point they have to understand that that the NSA hoover’s up everything, and they had a limited window to get Trump, before Trump got his independent people in to start their own querying. Their own schemes are buried in there, the texts, emails, FISA applications, etc. Preistap could have kept his head down when it was politically convenient, and chickened out at the end, maybe the only one of the lot who was willing to be honest about the real purpose of the FISA.


    • covfefe999 says:

      Hey, wasn’t Priestap Strzok’s boss during the Hillary investigation too? And she got off?

      I’m not seeing anything good about Priestap. He’s probably still in his job because he’s cooperating but again I think if he’s doing that it’s just to save himself. I think he was deep into the conspiracy just like Strzok and Page and others were.

      Liked by 1 person

      • permiejack says:

        Priestap may had just been biding his time with enemies on all sides. Keeping his mouth shut to save his job. After all, people more powerful than could shut him down. and hoping, so someone like Trump came along. He sounds as if his backbone is weak with a short neck. Ultimately, he now has allies and may end up a hero for it.


        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          ” hoping, so someone like Trump came along. ”

          I am wondering if Bill Priestap tipped off IG Horowitz? Then did IG Horowitz notify Adm. Rogers, prompting him to order a full compliance audit? Even if not, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has said on FNC information is coming into all the IG offices now. He must have done something to prove that he was not involved, because he is still there in the same capacity.

          Liked by 1 person

      • From the Strzok – Page texts, we have a lot of suggestions that McCabe was dealing directly with Priestap’s subordinate Strzok. The resulting inference by anyone who reads that is that Priestap was being purposely bypassed.


  11. John says:

    It goes beyond that, the Russians diplomats were kicked out of the country and Rice wanted Flynn to sign a waiver allowing funding of the Russian opposition in the Ukraine. Both were part of the setup from Obama.

    Reread this article and more becomes clear especially towards the bottom. ” The FBI’s counterintelligence agents listen to calls all the time that do not pertain to any open investigation, current and former law enforcement officials said. Often, said one former official, “they’re just monitoring the other [foreign official] side of the call.”

    Another leak to hurt Trump coming from Mccabe or Comey.


    • Charlie says:

      Hard to believe BO is smart enough to plan/execute coup. Belief BO was testicular head of something bigger, Henry Kissingers Global Governance. BO was used to push
      the destruction of America, Obamacare, repeal second amendment, Dodd Frank banking regulations, TARP money etc. What group benefits with regulating America’s banking system? Follow the money.

      Liked by 3 people

  12. Cathy Lehman says:

    When are we going to talk about the Clinton Foundation and the Haiti atrocities that occurred w/ child trafficking, pedophilia, and mishandling of money? Aids drugs in Africa–defective.
    When are we going to talk about Maggie Nixon and the photos of Hussein w/ her when she was 10, 11, and 12?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon says:

      Uhhh – when there’s a post that has those things as a subject, I’d guess.

      You could post them on your blog and get the conversation going that way, too.

      Liked by 4 people

  13. westernwhere says:

    We I’m sure looking forwards to a whole bunch of perp walks by all these people with a higher loyalty to themselves than the Constitution of the country that gave them so much.

    Disgusting individuals. Priestap now, he’s shaping to be an American hero.


  14. Hmmm... says:

    For even more context to the Jan 6th briefing the content of another part of that briefing (the whole “Russia interference” part had leaked to the press before Trump even had a chance to hear or see it. There was a great deal of consternation on the part of the Obama people that Trump wasn’t taking a daily briefing and they were extremely public about their criticism of this. I’m fairly certain Trump realized that more contact with these snakes only gave them more ammo so he limited his interactions with them. The way they complained about it only serves to prove the point.

    So if you are Trump, you are going into a meeting where the super duper top secret contents have been leaked to the media before you even see or hear it and then you get told there is some “compromising information” that we are concerned about! They made it clear before the meeting there is absolutely no way this won’t leak. This was pre planned straight from the very top.

    Another different take on Comey’s memos would be that he knew that he needed cover for when the meeting leaked. If you know that what you are about to tell the president is going to leak then it would be very smart to ensure that there is a written record that could explain how someone else leaked the information. I wonder if Clapper had the same strategy. Someone should ask him if he took notes on that meeting. If you look at the content of the memos it really doesn’t jive with Comey’s stated reason that Trump scared him so much he needed to write down the conversation later unlike any other conversation with anyone else during his entire career as FBI director. What does make sense is he needed an out to protect himself from a meeting where he knew the information was going to leak.

    Straight from the top. Interesting to read Biden’s statements from last year now that we know so much more about it. It makes it really clear the message they were intending the leak to convey. “I think it’s something that obviously the agency thinks they have to track down,” Biden told reporters. He added later, “It surprised me in that it made it to the point where the agency, the FBI thought they had to pursue it.”. “It is really very damaging in my view to our standing in the world for a president to take on the crown jewels of our national defense and denigrate it,” Biden said. “It plays into particularly now the Russian narrative that America doesn’t know what it’s doing, and it plays into it in a way that is disconcerting.”

    Liked by 3 people

    • Hmmm... says:

      To followup, when you consider that the IC had plenty of other options to present this “critical information” to Trump it makes it even more clear that the whole thing was a set up. They could have easily just made a report and made sure it was presented to Trump. There was no need for a face to face highly scrutinized meeting with the IC unless it was needed to bolster the credibility of the dossier. When Joe Biden and others immediately go with talking points that stress that the dossier information must be serious when it reaches the level of IC directors meeting with the president elect then it is obvious that was the real intent of the presentation.

      Also, the amount of leaks from the IC show how little credibility they considered the information. If you truly believed that Russian sources were giving up what would be extremely valuable information (potential blackmail material of a sitting president) then even the most partisan of agents would think twice about leaking since it would reveal truly incredibly high ranking and valuable sources in Russia and probably condemn them to death. They knew it was BS which is why they had no issues leaking it.


  15. jeans2nd says:

    From the McCarthy article ” They made a plan…”

    But as usual, Team Obama failed to take into account the other guys.
    Team Obama’s hubris and high self-estimation made Team Obama underestimate the other side.

    Team Obama forgot that Gen Mike Flynn knew a thing or two about Team Obama, and intel/counter-intel (not to mention friends…).
    Team Obama forgot that VPE Pence had many years in Congress and politics…Jeff Sessions, Dan Coates…so many others.

    Would not one of the first things Team Trump notice be an email sent by Susan Rice when Rice had no authority to access that email system? After reading, what then would Team Trump set out to do?

    In Comey’s memos, Comey relates that Pres Trump asked Comey about a FISA existing on Gen Flynn. That should have tipped off FBI-Super-Sleuth Comey. But no.

    What were Rudy Guiliani and Keith Schiller doing all this time?

    These people are universally stupid.

    Liked by 2 people

    • churchmouse says:

      ‘What were Rudy Guiliani and Keith Schiller doing all this time?’ That’s a bit unfair (British understatement).

      Keith Schiller was looking out for the President’s personal safety. Giuliani could have been involved with other work.


      • jeans2nd says:

        mouse, Keith Schiller left Pres Trump shortly after Pres Trump took office, ostensibly to look after the Trump kids.

        My point was, Keith and Rudy were busy working on following leads, while no one noticed. imo
        Apologies if that was not clear.


        • churchmouse says:

          ‘Keith Schiller left Pres Trump shortly after Pres Trump took office …’

          No, that was in September 2017:

          ‘Schiller left his White House position on September 20, 2017, reportedly after White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told him he needed permission to speak to the president and to provide written reports of those conversations.[15][16][17] Previously, Bloomberg had reported that Schiller would return to private security when he left the Trump Administration.[18]’

          Regarding Rudy Giuliani, who knows for sure?


  16. DanO64 says:

    Our VSG President Trump knew about the Steele dossier BEFORE Comey tried to black mail him.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Gary Ingle says:

    The “HONORABLE”Mike Rogers!!! And I don’t say that lightly!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Grandpa says:

      The FBI has a Counter Intelligence Division (McCabe). Did it not occur to them that the NSA might have a Counter Counter Intelligence Division watching this whole fiasco unfold?

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Gary Ingle says:

    Some of you folks need to build an outdoor fire and sit around it and have drink (or 2) and watch the stars tonite. That’s exactly what I’m doing and I feel good we got Trump! Maybe you should watch our trade guru talk about moon based and mining in outer space again.

    Liked by 2 people

  19. starfcker says:

    Or is it possible that the entire insurance policy was simply to intimidate new president Trump into compliance much the same way they did with Barack Obama? He’s a little, take that back, a whole lot more Alpha than letting that happen. They didn’t know what to do. They couldn’t scare him


  20. I have stated all along that Obama got rid of the Russian diplomats to give credence to the “Russia Collusion” narrative. I sincerely hope that Horrowitz will now investigate Obama and his PERSONAL female aide!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “investigate Obama and his PERSONAL female aide!”

      There were FIVE. All Iranian. Did you know five Iranian women controlled Obama’s White House? 4 of them were related to (NIAC), National Iranian American Council:

      1) Valeri Jarrett, Chief Official White House and Senior Executive to Obama who even after the 2016 election, moved into Obama’s Mansion in Kalorama, DC and works in Obama’s “War Room.”

      2) Ferial Govashiri, Obama’s “Personal Assistant” since 2014

      3) Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, A graduate of George Washington University, who speaks Persian, English, and Spanish, was first picked as Secretary of State’s Policy Planning spokesperson for the Iran desk, and then was upgraded to “Director of Iran affairs at National Security Council Staff” (NSC).

      According to news, President Trump was surprised to find her right within the White House. However, before she could do any more damage, she was called out.

      In far left Politico”; we read:

      “Sahar Nowrouzzadeh’s yearlong assignment to the Secretary of State’s policy planning team was cut short earlier this month following critical stories from the Conservative Review and Breitbart News.”

      Politico continues: “Some State Department officials believe the individual, Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, was shifted because of the med”ia attacks and are alarmed at the message such a move sends to civil service and foreign service employees, who are supposed to be protected by law from political retaliation.”

      When Politico criticizes this move, that means it was the right move.

      No previous administration has insisted to this extent to infiltrate its officials in the new administration. Obama holdovers just feel entitled to the position and look at the new administration as a “temporary storm” which had messed with their system. They still report to their President who is the deep state’s Shadow President, Barack Obama

      4) Pantea Faed, The next Iranian woman is Pantea Faed, which worked as the Michelle Obama’s First Assistant

      5) The fifth Iranian lady was Hedieh Roshan Ghaffarian (friendly called as Roshan), member of Presidential Office, and the Chief Floral Designer Manager for all Official Meetings and Presidential Dinners.

      The “peaceful” transition of power in images. This is the day the staff was waiting for President-Elect Donald Trump to meet with President Obama to talk about the transition between the two administrations in Washington. Pay attention to the color black chosen to wear by most of them.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. deplorable says:

    “… Director Comey making an obtuse, disingenuous and highly misleading statement to President Trump that he was not under an FBI counterintelligence investigation. Obviously there was a counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign, and by extension presidential candidate Donald Trump.”

    So Comey told the President he wasn’t under investigation – when he really was.

    And just recently Mueller said the President wasn’t under investigation.

    And we are supposed to believe Mueller?

    Sounds like a trap to me.


    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Reminds me of an old National Lampoon story.

      It was about a guy that was hosting Japanese
      visitors. They’d gain the people around them’s
      confidence. “Please forgive us. We’re you’re

      Then they’d yell “Suprise!!!!”

      And a fleet of model airplanes would swoop
      in and drop lit matches on them.

      Isn’t that kind of what happened between
      Mueller recently saying that Trump wasn’t
      under surveilance, and Michael Cohen getting
      raided? Believe exactly the opposite of what
      these bastards say.


    • Coldeadhands says:

      This entire reality is Kafkaesque.
      Relax! You are not under investigation until you are!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. JoD says:

    This is ALL very interesting, but it’s just a coincidence….ask Dershowitz.


  23. covfefe999 says:

    if you want to hear Priestap speak just to get a better feel for who he is, here are a couple of videos: If anyone has more I’d like to watch them.


  24. Sean Supsky says:

    Who is to say Priestap didn’t have a little talk with Admiral Rogers?


  25. tunis says:

    Andy McCarthy was SPOT ON in his analysis in that February 2018 article of his. While there has been much ink spilled on McCabe’s perjury and there should be since he needs to indicted, the fact is that he was part of a much larger conspiracy that includes many people at the highest levels in the Obama administration. Is this what Horowitz/Huber are investigating?


  26. Troublemaker10 says:

    Priestap advised Comey to keep the investigation from Trump, and also at the same time thought it was wrong to keep it from Trump?

    I wonder if Loretta Lynch and Sally Yates ordered Priestap to advise Comey to keep the investigation from Trump? He had orders from DOJ bosses.

    It’s the only thing that makes sense to me.


    • Troublemaker10 says:

      …Also, if Priestap did something unethical and still has his job wouldn’t it mean that:

      1. He is kept in place temporarily because he is a cooperating witness, or

      2. He was following direct orders by Loretta Lynch and Sally Yates?


  27. 1popefrancis says:

    I read all these posts on the deep state and I thank the admin/owner of this site. I personally look forward to all of the posts on this particular subject because I think there is no better commentary on the subject than here. Joseph Digenova comes very close on the talk show circuit. He nails it each and every time. As for some of the comments here, I read them but they do not grasp the insidiousness of all of this. You know the script: install Hillary and insure and set up DJT to fail and never succeed. The worst scandal in U.S. history and yet it is ignored by the MSM. Makes Watergate like like a fairy tale. I am heartened by recent events. The owner of this site predicted all of this an he now appears to be prescient. I like many here hope and pray we will see justice. The cast of Comey, McCabe and Rice and Power are a foul bunch but it is Clapper and mostly Brennan who really irk me as well as Obama himself and his second in command – Biden as they knew and sanctioned this at the highest levels…of course Stok, Ohr, Page and other minions are are fault and then there is Hillary and really her cabal of dirty trixters whi are a demonic bunch frankly. Anyway this is turning into a rant. I just really want to say that this is a battle of good v. evil. I believe out prayers are working. I see all of this through my Catholic lens. God uses the weak and the flawed to bring redemption – Trump is like Constantine – he would not be God’s first choice…and yet, he is God’s choice. So we thank Him. And him – DJT for taking on the forces of evil…

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Troublemaker10 says:

    This article from February has a good timeline in it (this site refers to Sundances analysis sometimes, too).


    FBI Counterintelligence Head Bill Priestap – A Cooperating Witness


  29. 1popefrancis says:

    I read all these posts on the deep state and I thank the admin/owner of this site. I personally look forward to all of the posts on this particular subject because I think there is no better commentary on the subject than here. Joseph Digenova comes very close on the talk show circuit. He nails it each and every time. As for some of the comments here, I read them but they do not grasp the insidiousness of all of this. You know the script: install Hillary and insure and set up DJT to fail and never succeed. The worst scandal in U.S. history and yet it is ignored by the MSM. Makes Watergate lik like a fairy tale. I am heartened by recent events. The owner of this site predicted all of this an he now appears to be prescient. I like many here hope and pray we will see justice. The cast of Comey, McCabe and Rice and Power are a foul bunch but it is Clapper and mostly Brennan who really irk me as well as Obama himself and his second in command – Biden as they knew and sanctioned this at the highest levels…of course Stok, Ohr, Page and other minions are are fault and then there is Hillary and really her cabal of dirty trixters whi are a demonic bunch frankly. Anyway this is turning into a rant. I just really want to say that this is a battle of good v. evil. I believe out prayers are working. I see all of this through my Catholic lens. God uses the weak and the flawed to bring redemption – Trump is like Constantine – he would not be God’s first choice…and yet, he is God’s choice. So we thank Him. And him – DJT for taking on the forces of evil…

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Marygrace Powers says:

    Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Obama Administration, Evelyn Farkas, admits that Trump was spied on. Obama admin. tried to hide both the source and how the information was being disseminated to “the hill.” As well as MADE SURE it was leaked.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Man.. What really are Rose an Mule up to ??????

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Chris Four says:

    It is not so much Bill alone but it’s Bill and Sabina – his wife. Sabina is well connected to a group called Wednesday 10. It appears from his testimony in June 2017 he was willing to say Russia was involved in attempting to interfere in the election


  33. This is what I noticed from the video:
    (1) Admiral Rogers was stoically unresponsive during Comey’s testimony except for one instance when he nodded in agreement. The rest of the time he looked down at his hands, never looked at Comey and never looked up to Congress to give away his thoughts, Body language says: I don’t believe what this guy is saying.
    (2) Comey said that “usually”: it is the head of counterintelligence that decides whether or not to inform Congress – he did not say that it was CI in this instance. This was the most weasley part of his testimony. Preistep must have felt particularly betrayed since -as SD surmises _ he was the one who likely believed that President Trump should be informed of the counterintelligence.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. MTK says:

    By Comey not discussing with PDJT any other matters as covered by his memos other than the those specifically discussed, Comey is in effect carrying out a Presidential directive.

    Just keeps getting uglier and uglier.


  35. nm says:

    Shortly after the election Trump offered an olive branch to all of them, but they doubled down on stupid and tried to destroy him and those close to him. Think about this for a moment, no President in my memory has EVER been treated this way…Now, it’s every man for himself in the lifeboat, people now have to go to jail for their illegal activities…to establish that NO ONE ever does something like this ever again,

    Liked by 1 person

  36. Pyrthroes says:

    To terminally naive observers such as ourselves, Sundance tracks breadcrumbs to the ogre’s lair. But to those concerned with getting and spending, laying waste our days, the exercise resembles Mowgli discovering Kaa’s gigantic cast-off python skin.

    Over fifty years, two generations, multiple cords have wound an inextricable but cuttable Gordian Knot. All that dismayed onlookers can hope is that Trump will somehow severe intertwingled strands in We the People’s favor– that treacherous betrayers of every Founders’ principal be excised from Big Government’s radically diminished, stringently reformed administrative/regulatory Fourth Branch apparat, so no-one need again sweat bullets over which bullying thug bestrides DC like a colossus.

    Why is benign intent, good faith, honest effort so damn difficult? All we ask is that our bloody-minded public-sector lampreys pay reality some heed, and none too efficiently at that.


  37. f.fernandez says:

    I remember thinking “why the hell are you keeping anyone from Obama’s administration much less that weasel Comey”. He’s grown filthy rich off the Clintons and will do anything to keep that from being exposed.


  38. zucccchini says:

    One thing is absolutely positively true….Trump is THE most VETTED POTUS we have ever had. And apparently the only way they can get rid of him is HE QUITS. Trump is certainly not stupid. He was undoubtedly warned of the deep state, the backlash from them including from Republicans….HE knew his life and families lives would be threatened…on an ongoing basis. Bless this Patriot.

    Liked by 1 person

  39. Ned Zeppelin II says:

    The very interesting question yet to be answered: who was behind all of this? Was it simply a group of the like-minded, with a couple of top crooks (Hillary, Obama) calling the plays, or is there someone, or a group, behind that? It is a good question to ask as events unfold. I would think it possible. Politicians are usually beholdent to someone, although our President, thankfully, is not, other than to We The People.


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