Hindsight Revelations – Devin Nunes April 22nd: “There Were No Official Intelligence Channels Used To Start Trump Investigation”…

Knowing what we know now – how Stefan Halper (a foreign policy expert and Cambridge professor with connections to the CIA and its British counterpart, MI6), randomly reached out to contact Trump low-level campaign aide George Papadopoulos; and how that contact was likely part of a coordinated effort by political operatives within the U.S intelligence apparatus to start the counterintelligence operation against Trump;  this prior interview with Chairman Devin Nunes is well worth re-watching.

About a month ago, April 22nd, 2018, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes appeared on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the origin of the counterintelligence operation (July 2016) against the Trump campaign.

This interview follows a mid-April FBI release of “some information” about the original “electronic communication” (EC) documents that underpinned the origin of the FBI operation. The first half of the interview contains stunning information about how the raw intelligence product within the EC did not come through official intelligence channels.

The origin of the 2016 counterintelligence operation, which was specifically started by CIA Director John Brennan sharing his ‘raw intelligence product’ with the FBI, was not an official product of the U.S. intelligence community. Brennan was NOT using official partnerships with intelligence agencies of our Five-Eyes partner nations; and he did not provide raw intelligence -as an outcome of those relationships- to the FBI.

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When we first watched this interview the initial questions were: if the EC is not based on official intelligence from U.S. intelligence apparatus or any of the ‘five-eyes’ partners, then what is the origin, source and purpose therein, of the unofficial raw intelligence? Who created it? And why?

We now know the originating structure involved Stefan Halper the foreign policy expert and Cambridge professor deeply connected to the CIA and its British counterpart, MI6.

We must also remember CIA Director John Brennan gave congressional testimony last year where he explained how he delivered the raw intelligence product itself. We spotted several issues, and Brennan’s obfuscation, a year ago, when Brennan first gave his testimony.

On May 23rd, 2017, Former CIA Director John Brennan gave very specific testimony to congress where he noted he provided the raw intelligence to FBI Director Comey – FULLSTOP.  We now know Stefan Halper was part of the group assembling that raw intelligence.  All of it was, as Nunes outlined, “through unofficial channels”.

Listen carefully to the opening statement from former CIA Director John Brennan May 23rd, 2017, during his testimony to congress. Pay very close attention to the segment at 13:35 of this video of Brennan’s testimony:

Brennan: [13:35] “Third, through the so-called Gang-of-Eight process we kept congress apprised of these issues as we identified them.”

“Again, in consultation with the White House, I PERSONALLY briefed the full details of our understanding of Russian attempts to interfere in the election to congressional leadership; specifically: Senators Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr; and to representatives Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff between 11th August and 6th September [2016], I provided the same briefing to each of the gang of eight members.”

“Given the highly sensitive nature of what was an active counter-intelligence case [that means the FBI], involving an ongoing Russian effort, to interfere in our presidential election, the full details of what we knew at the time were shared only with those members of congress; each of whom was accompanied by one senior staff member.”…

In the last paragraph of the testimony above Brennan is describing raw intelligence gathered prior to the Carter Page FISA Application/Warrant (October 21st, 2016).

In hindsight, and against the known facts from research, we can clearly identify two central motives surrounding why the intelligence apparatus needed the FISA warrant. First, the FBI and larger team of co-conspirators needed to have a retroactive legal basis for political surveillance that was happening long before the warrant was issued.   Second, this was all part of an insurance policy to create the illusion of a Russian Conspiracy – that would later be used -if needed- in an effort to eliminate President Trump.

The unlawful foundational FBI surveillance, which happened prior to October 2016, included the use of unauthorized FISA-702 queries of the NSA and FBI database for political opposition research by contractors. Again, much like the unofficial origin of the Stefan Halper raw intelligence that began the July 2016 counterintelligence op, the FISA(702) abuse was simply more ‘unofficial’ use of the intelligence apparatus.

Once the FBI Counterintelligence operation began, it was the FBI (Comey) and ODNI (Clapper) generating intel reports, likely included in the Presidents’ Daily Briefing (PDB), as evidenced by Page and Strzok messages saying: “POTUS wants to know what we’re doing”.

The CIA provided the false raw intel, via Stefan Halper, to start the operation, and the FBI and DOJ-NSD (National Security Division) generated the raw monitoring intelligence from the characters identified by the CIA, FBI, DOJ-NSD and approved by FBI FISA-Title 1 warrant submissions.

The FBI were running the counter-intelligence operation and generating the actual reports that were eventually shared with the White House, Susan Rice and the Dept of Justice.  That’s why all the unmasking requests. Those reports, or interpretations of the report content, were leaked to the media by political operatives in the IC (and specifically FBI) throughout the deployment of the “insurance policy”, by Lisa Page, Mike Kortan, James Baker and Peter Strzok – with the guiding hand of Andy McCabe.

During the time James Comey’s FBI was generating the intelligence reports, Comey admitted he intentionally never informed congressional oversight: “because of the sensitivity of the matter“.

In his congressional testimony John Brennan was smartly (and intentionally) positioning himself out of the picture from the perspective of the illegal acts within the entire process. ODNI James Clapper while rubbing his face and scratching his head had taken the same route earlier. That approach would leave James Comey, Andrew McCabe and the small group within the DOJ-NSD and FBI.

The CIA and DNI wanted all traceable fingerprints to be from DOJ and FBI.  And that’s exactly what happened…. so far.

In his May 2017 testimony, Director Brennan goes on to say the main substance of those Gang of Eight briefings (2016) was the same as the main judgements of the January 2017 classified and unclassified Russian intelligence assessments published by the CIA, FBI, DNI and NSA (intelligence community).

The January reference was the infamous 17 agencies report, from CIA (Brennan), DNI (Clapper), FBI (Comey) and NSA (Rogers), all who had confidence -except Rogers- according to the report, that Russia was attempting to interfere in the 2016 election. The intelligence report was finished January 4, 2017, the day before the White House meeting with Comey, Brennan, Clapper, etc. and documented by Susan Rice.

A skeptic might think John Brennan is informing congress on one thing (Russian investigation), and James Comey due to his March 20th admissions (Trump counterintelligence investigation), is NOT INFORMING congress on another.

However, that angle of obfuscation is rebuked by Brennan’s own testimony that his specific intelligence product (CIA) was given to the FBI who were exclusively in charge of the “counter-intelligence investigation“.

What Brennan was doing in May 2017 was actually creating his defense, and positioning James Comey as the primary person who is to blame for any outcome therein.

However, the central risk of sunlight from revelations about Stefan Halper, cannot be assigned to James Comey – hence the current severity of angst from John Brennan.

In May 2017, while this testimony was happening, deploying the “insurance policy” was still plausible – but it was becoming less likely to succeed.

In May 2017 CIA Director John Brennan was making James Comey own the “Counter-Intelligence ‘Muh Russia’” claims about the Trump campaign. As a consequence, Brennan was trying to make Comey the fall-guy for a Robert Mueller investigative outcome in case everything fell apart and their deployment of the “insurance policy” failed.

Brennan knows there’s no ‘there’ there.  However, the problem with Brennan’s approach is within Stefan Halper.  Director James Comey used the raw intelligence provided to him by Brennan to start the investigation, but he did not originate it; Brennan did. That’s the risk to Brennan if Devin Nunes is successful in getting the information about  Stefan Halper into the investigative psyche.

The entire construct of the “Russian Investigation” was the political use of manufactured intelligence, used to create an investigation in order to eliminate, President-Elect Trump or President Trump. This was their “insurance policy”.

However, there simply was no ‘there’ there because there’s no substantive evidence to support a “Trump Campaign Collusion Narrative”. Eventually, all avenues to prove the existence of something, that doesn’t exist, hit a dead end.

Comey made a March 20th, 2017, admission to congress that the FBI intentionally kept congress in the dark during the construct of the counter-intel narrative.

Congress was kept in the dark during this phase because the narrative can only thrive with innuendo, rumor, gossip etc. The appearance of the investigation itself was the political need; the substance was non-existent and immaterial to the creation of the narrative.

If Comey notified congress, via the Gang of Eight oversight, the counter-intel narrative would have been harder to manufacture as details would have to be consistent; and people like Devin Nunes would know what was going on.  That was the benefit to keeping any oversight away while creating the politically useful narrative.

In May 2017, CIA Director John Brennan, facing the underlying Russian ‘collusion evidence’ being non-existent, was trying to give the appearance that he briefed congress on larger Russian election interference issues. However, the trouble for Brennan is his own admissions.  He is saying it was his raw intelligence that underlay the principle for the FBI counter-intelligence investigation.

Brennan specifically says he gave his raw intelligence product to the FBI.  That raw intelligence product is now under scrutiny (along with what the FBI did with it).

 

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692 Responses to Hindsight Revelations – Devin Nunes April 22nd: “There Were No Official Intelligence Channels Used To Start Trump Investigation”…

  1. missilemom says:

    Devin Nunes has apparently monitored twitter today and liked Byron York and others pushing back on Axios article tying Manafort to Russians. It concerns me that Nunes support is not coming from other Republicans. He has been standing alone for much of this and his “colleagues” have let him take the fire.

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    • Jedi9 says:

      True! That is the impression I get as well! This only further exposes the Repukes as complicit within the uniparty chummy club. Anybody who had doubts now can referr to this as proof positive who these people are and their motives for not supporting Nunes! Winter is coming!

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    • lokiscout says:

      He gets support from some of the members of The Freedom Caucus but that seems to be about it.

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    • Carrie says:

      Officially- Ryan has given lukewarm support to Nunes. Reality- Ryan doesn’t give a dam.

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      • missilemom says:

        Can’t help but wonder what Nunes knows about Ryan’s Gang of 8 knowledge that may have excluded Nunes. I don’t believe Brennan gave Nunes the same briefing he gave others. Ryan may have no choice but to go along with Nunes despite his other inclinations until he leaves; the sooner the better.

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        • Jan says:

          I’m with you. I don’t believe Nunes got the same info that Brennan gave to Ryan & McConnell. I try to send Nunes an email at least twice a month, thanking him for the great job he’s doing. He’s in almost as much danger to be Arkancized as Pres. Trump.

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        • noswamp says:

          Maybe some members of Congress will be implicated here. Maybe we all will have the honor of seeing a few members of Congress do perp walks because of their betrayal to the USA. Do not forget that the Clinton’s instill fear in many in Congress and because of this both R’s and D’s did whatever they could do to appease her. Did you know that HC still has access to classified materials and will get it and print it out from foreign countries (cant do it on US soil)and that no one will know it was her that pulled the files? Just FYI.

          Conclusion: our country has been JACKED. I hope Nunes will keep things moving. Time is of the essence, because we now have a President that plays ball but with the American people not the lobbyists. America first.

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          • w5ovf says:

            “Conclusion: our country has been JACKED. I hope Nunes will keep things moving. Time is of the essence, because we now have a President that plays ball but with the American people not the lobbyists. America first.”
            Indeed!,”our country has been JACKED”. but not by ignorant greedy congress varmints, but instead by the skilful professional global Marxist wealthy BANKSTERS determined to subjugate all other humans into cattle\slaves, for food\service, by self- appointed elite The elite have no (force) The mass against humans, but become rare tasty snacks for the populous! ! The neighbour guy that holds up the far end of the board you are ripping, plus your kitten rubs up against his boots! That is not a congress varment!

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      • L4grasshopper says:

        Ryan has TWICE told Rosenstein to pound sand when that oleaginous weasel demanded Ryan shut Nunes up and cancel any subpoena or contempt move on Nunes’ part to get documents.

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    • Missle-you nailed it. The lack of interest on the part of Congress, especially the damn SENATE is disgraceful. Why aren’t any Senators stepping up to the plate like Devin, Jim Jordan, Matt G., Etsy al?

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    • TomJ says:

      There is no questions that many congressional republicans are complicit in this also. Similar to the way they were with the Tea Party. In this instance the MAGA movement is much bigger than the Tea Party ever was and hopefully will change the Congressional establishment forever.

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    • Nunes is the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence with oversight over the Intelligence Community. He’s supposed to be out front leading the charge on things like this, and taking the political flack that comes with the position.

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  2. DJ says:

    And yet in all of this, we are hearing almost nothing of the Awan scandal. I know it almost seems like an inconsequential side show compared to this subject, but the national security implications of that whole debacle would seem to be huge – and yet nothing…

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    • Rhoda R says:

      The has been NO attention given to ANY democrat scandal at all. All the attention has been focused on the investigation of Trump and his people.

      Liked by 6 people

    • missilemom says:

      A total slow walk and black out of a national security threat. Where is Wray?? Time to call in Pompeo.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Jedi9 says:

        Wray? Ha! When was the last time he held a public news conference? He appears as an empty suit at this point!

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        • NC PATRIOT says:

          Wray is deciding and firing the people in FBI that have moved or been turned loose.

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          • noswamp says:

            I was just thinking about Wray. What a patsy! What a weakling! What a weasel! Wray=NO WRAY he should be the Director of the FBI. The guy only matches his boss Session in being completely spineless. The only guy with a spine is ROSIE. A black hat. Not a good situation.

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            • Southern Son says:

              Just because we don’t get updated on Investigations, dont mean they are not goin’ on.

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            • KeithBB says:

              Which REALLY grinds my gears to think of Trump hiring some of these people – Nikki Haley, Wray, Kirsten Neilson, Callista Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, good Lord..

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    • lftpm says:

      Awan is talking. Basically he is blurting out that Deb Wasserman Schultz hired him to tap into Congressmen’s communications, and get blackmailable dirt on them. She was operating on her boss HRC’s orders. Awan was also passing info to Paki intelligence. He may have been involved in Hezbollah used-car exportation drug-money laundering, a scheme Obumu blocked the ATF from investigating and blowing wide open. Awan is basically a useful foot soldier,, a grade or two above useful idiot.

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    • cali says:

      @DJ: You’ll soon hear about the Pakistani spies/Awan Family.

      Remember Uranium one? Well they provided their specialty moving uranium into Iran and Syria via Pakistan. The Awans copied and cold national security secrets not only to Pakistan but other enemies as well.

      Finally all of Awans emails are on Hillary’s unencrypted and personal server.

      Q said: We have it all and to keep an eye on Awan et al.
      There is much more to them than we can imagine ergo his case stuck in a court with a Hussein appointed judge.

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    • The Boss says:

      No news on an Awan investigation?
      That’s a good thing in my book.
      That means no leaks for one important thing.
      If a grand jury is hearing evidence, there damn well better be no leaks.
      Besides, we’re talking espionage among other things in this case.
      Why would investigators tip off targets under surveillance or wiretapped?
      Did we know about probes into Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen or Johnny Walker?
      How about Anna Chapman and her gang? Did we know before their arrests?
      I just don’t understand why people think they have to know things like this.
      There are plenty of white hats doing yeoman’s work. Let them work in peace!

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      • JMC says:

        There was no probe of Robert Hanssen. He was only bagged making his last dead drop to the Russians before retirement because a Russian defector gave him up just before the drop. He would have skated otherwise.Hanssen’s tradecraft was simple and classic. Even the Russians didn’t know who he was for most of his 20+ years as a traitor. Hanssen’s ego is what did him in – he himself revealed his own identity to the Russians as a kind of brag. Very few Russians were consequently let in on the secret. But one of them who was, gave him up to us. Hanssen was the most destructive mole in US history. The FBI didn’t even look at him. They suspected another, innocent, employee, whom they harrassed and dogged for years in an attempt to force him to quit the Bureau. This is another reason why semi-annual polygraph tests should be announced or at least prescribed as possibilities. They have a strong deterrent force.

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    • DJ- you are 100% right about the treacherous Awan Family and I am shocked that Nunez and his people aren’t raising bloody hell about them. The entire Awan family should be at Gitmo by now. Also don’t forget that the DNC server hack was the beginning of the Russia Witch Hunt.

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    • CA M says:

      I think for 2 reasons: they need to clean up the judiciary so that when they do bring charges, it will be true justice and not the sham we have been witnessing. And #2: I think that the IG found some new evidence and is having to amend the report.

      Once the report comes out, we have to pray that justice is served. In this case, I think Military tribunals are appropriate.

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  3. lokiscout says:

    Getting a bit tired of all the Brit connections in this garbage. Maybe it’s time Aunt Liz got our British Cousins in line. Thinking about it a little, it looks to me that the reason France got such a warm welcome and red carpet treatment was a big stick in the UK eye. Sounds very Trumpian to me. God Bless him if so!

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    • lftpm says:

      I too see the Brits as the main offshore election-meddling culprits. Papadopoulis talked about Professor Mifsud, a Russian with ties to Brit intel. Halper, a US citizen with ties to Brit intel. Downer with ties to Brit intel. Steele of course WAS Brit intel. Brit interference in our election stinks to high heaven.

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      • lokiscout says:

        Can’t find fault with a word you said!

        Just waiting for them to break out in a course of “Yankee Doodle Dandy”!

        “Macaroni” at the time of our revolution was a slang term used for gaudy or flamboyant decoration particularly clothing decorations.

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      • SteveT says:

        lftpm, I agree in principle with your thoughts, but would like to add a rider. Note, I declare an interest as a “Brit” living in France.
        I believe interference is the wrong word, the elitist group in UK would have seen it as assistance to their fellow swampers in US, not interference. In much the same way as your foreign president tried to support our swamp over Brexit when he was quoted as “getting to the back of the queue for a trade deal”, which was what the British swamp would have asked him to say (he would have used “back of the line” if it was his thought).

        Interference implies that the conspirators were unknowing, while I believe that they were coordinating all the various threads.
        Anyway, I remain convinced that our decision to leave the EU was sealed by O’s clumsy backing of the remain campaign – something I will be forever grateful for (I never thought I’d say that!).

        SteveT

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      • G. Combs says:

        Don’t forget Robert Hannigan, chief of the GCHQ who quit three days after Trump’s inauguration and shortly after the first allegations that former MI6 agent Christopher Steele was involved thanks to the Buzzfeed.

        “[…]Trump fired Comey earlier this month, just over nine months into the FBI’s probe of Russia’s hacking and disinformation campaigns that targeted Democrats during the election. That probe began in earnest when Robert Hannigan, then the chief of Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters, passed Brennan material related to conversations Trump associates had with suspected or known Russian agents in late 2015 and early 2016,….
        Brennan was so concerned about the intercepted communications that he established a counterintelligence task force, which included the FBI and the National Security Agency. (Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified earlier this month that those communications had been picked up and handed over to US agencies, but he could not elaborate due to the “sensitive” nature of the intelligence.)[…]”
        http://www.businessinsider.com/john-brennan-russia-trump-collusion-testimony-2017-5

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    • glissmeister says:

      The pseudoelite are not our friends nor are they friends of human liberty. This is why our universities and big-city/big-government cultures are so malignant and septic; anti-american and besotted of various supremacist affect, vanity and serial bigotry toward their lessers and inferiors. They are anti-Enlightenment to their very core.

      These apparent self-induced psychoses typify the “Government Family” cult-think that has been exposed; to unquestioningly idealize Democrats in public office and public service, and glorify the revolving door with foundations and university. Pretenses of secrecy and redactions; misuse of classification; bad faith responses to FOIA requests, they all seem rooted in self-dealing motives to protect “The Government Family” from embarrassing public exposure of serial, episodic incompetence, unconscionable self-dealing, malignant failures in trustee duty, institutional depravity and occasionally, overt criminality and racketeering.

      These are superior normies dictating big normie norms to the lesser normies who don’t know their place. Deplorably disobedient. She would put them in their place.

      But she didn’t win.

      We too readily overlook the world is full of people who are merely the subjects of their respective governments. Not citizens but mere subjects subordinate to their betters who are picked, credentialed and promoted by the particular government. This is imperialism at its core; international; transnational; class society of designated superiors and inferiors.

      None but a few governments across the world remotely resemble a representative democracy. Equal protection under law IS NOT the object of the exercise for governments in nearly every other nation under the sun. Just ours. America is the revolution.

      America has been the natural enemy of traditional government and imperial supremacist classism since the revolution. America is the big accident in the history of human affairs and governance. WJC, HRC, BHO are the historical normal in human governance history.

      Pray for Trump. The enormity of what’s in play cannot be understated.

      Don’t let the Prigs, Progs and Zombies have their way.

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      • lokiscout says:

        “representative democracy”

        We are supposed to be a Republic. Ben Franklin sat through the whole Constitutional Convention and confirmed when ask, “What kind of Government have you given us, Sir?” The reply “A republic if you can keep it!” Direct from the mouth of one of our Founding Fathers.

        But you are correct. The 17th Amendment brought us so close to Democracy that we may well wind up on the ash heap of history like all other Democracies throughout history.

        One man, 8 years it doesn’t seem fair such a burden should rest on one man’s shoulders. But Washington and Lincoln shouldered their burdens and gave us a nation and preserved our Union.

        Godspeed and protect President Trump! I say that selfishly for the sake of my Grandkids and later posterity.

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        • Loki- great post. President Trump is the only hope not just for America the Beautiful, but for the rest of the world as well.

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          • lokiscout says:

            Thank you, Sir for the kind words. America has been the world’s one great hope since its founding. And now we are down to one man.

            Neah, America always steps up just look at SD and the great folks on this blog.

            That glass is half full and I will believe it till they pat my face with a spaid. Like Thomas Jefferson said, “The people will make mistakes but they will figure it out and correct it.

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        • TomJ says:

          The public do not realize the precipice that the U.S. is on at this point. Few have any concept of the enormity of the importance of the November midterms and the survival of the country. I have always said that saviors can come along in strange packages. The Donald is perhaps the most unique savior we have or will ever see again.

          At a time when the country was plunging toward the abyss out of nowhere along comes Donald. An amazing story that I hope ends well.

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      • G. Combs says:

        It is really very very basic. There are only two forms of government.

        1,. A government BY the people formed to protect the RIGHTS of the individual no matter how weak or poor.

        2. A government FOR the Elite formed to exploit and enslave the general population for the EXCLUSIVE benefit of the chosen few.

        A symptom of a government that is in reality operating FOR the Elite is when there are TWO systems of justice. One for THEM and one for the rest of us. That is what we have in the USA now and it even has a name: LAWFARE!

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    • The Boss says:

      I think you are 100% spot on lokiscout.
      All I’d add is that the return of the Churchill bust is another poke.
      As in – Can you measure up to this man? Well, can you Theresa May?

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  4. drdeb says:

    AKA Obama did not have the intelligence or the interest to do this. Instead, let’s look at Iranian Valerie Jarrett- the unelected President who ran our government into the hole. This is the person who must be indicted and forced to live her life at Gitmo.

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  5. reh1 says:

    Why doesn’t someone go to London and interview this Halper fellow?

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  6. spren says:

    I hope I am completely wrong and off base, but I’m concerned that the Deep State now has a perverse incentive for another false flag event with the school year coming to a close. Too much damaging information coming out, and PDJT is accomplishing too much on the foreign policy front. Time for a serious distraction.

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    • CopperTop says:

      Has always been a possibility. Trump said as much…not prosecuting HRC and moving on after inauguration (he already knew he had been spied on). The only positive note is he is dismantling the apparatus in ways not seen before…vast retirements…lots of conserve judges…and now he’s going to reciscnd the spending that Congress authorized. That will send deep staters looking for private sector gravy trains since theirs is ending

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  7. Newt Love says:

    SunDance: When you wrote:
    “… The unlawful foundational FBI surveillance, which happened prior to October 2016, included the use of unauthorized FISA-702 queries of the NSA and FBI database for political opposition research by contractors. …”

    Please clarify that you are not stating that Fusion GPS had a contract to supply contract workers to NSA, where Fusion GPS employees ran the FISA-702 queries on the NSA high-side network.

    I doubt that Fusion GPS competed and won even a sub-contract to support the NSA.

    Regular contractors at NSA are not allowed to run the direct and about inquiries that were run.

    One or more “govvies” ran those queries and then requested the unmasking, which went to someone with the authority to unmask.

    When a member of the Trump associates was discovered, then this was leaked to Fusion GPS (via the Ohrs?) for them to give to Christopher Steele, and et cetera.

    Please clarify this ambiguity that Fusion GPS had access to use the high-side NSA network, and to request un-maskings.

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    • CopperTop says:

      Newt…your looking for Nellie Ohr.

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      • Newt Love says:

        I know all about the husband and wife traitor team of the Ohrs. (I’ve been reading CTH for about 1.75 years.)

        For the credibility of CTH, I’m looking for SunDance to clarify that he is not saying that Fusion GPS employees ran direct and about inquiries, and then requested un-maskings, and received them, and then gave them to Steele to use in his “dossier.”

        I’m hoping that SunDance will give a quick explanation, how queries that only a “govvie” can run, and un-maskings that only a “govvie” can request, led to transcripts that were used by Christopher Steele in his “dossier.”

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        • joeknuckles says:

          Newt, have you been drinking again?

          Seriously, please refer to the 99 page memo that was released last year about the very thing you are trying to debunk. It happened. Not sure yet if the contractors were GPS, but it was contractors doing queries and come out, it will.

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        • Shadrach says:

          Why do you think SD is making that implication?

          SD doesn’t say in your quote that it was, or was not, contractors who pulled the queries. What he does say is that contractors used the information from pulled queries, and we knew that already (Steele Dossier contained incorrect FISA information).

          I believe your statement that “only a govvie can make those requests” is incorrect, but that’s another matter entirely. AFAIK contractors have the same access as Feds, when they hold the same clearance as those Feds…take Snowden as an example of the wide-ranging access contractors have.

          I would go off on a rant about how using contractors so widely is harmful to the taxpayers and to the gov’t, but I’ve made that rant already.

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      • John Rawls says:

        Ohr worked for Fusion

        Newt makes good point.

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      • G. Combs says:

        Fusion GPS could have been a ‘Contractor’ Just as we found out that Comey’s University buddy had free run as a ‘Special Contractor’

        Neil King, Jr, went to work for Fusion GPS shortly after the election of Obama. He is the husband of Shailagh Murray, one of Obama’s former senior advisors, King was a longtime Wall Street Journal reporter who, while at the Journal, was also a colleague of Glenn Simpson, one of Fusion GPS’s founders. http://www.booknotes.org/Watch/72333-1/Glenn-Simpson

        Glen Simpson testimony:

        Page 288 Payment questions for joint defense agreement and GPS payments and compensation for the dossier
        BY MR. DAVIS:
        9 Q. Are you party to a joint defense agreement
        10related to your Prevezon work?
        11 MR. LEVY: He’s not going to talk about
        12privileged discussions or agreements,
        and he’s
        13probably not qualified to answer anyway.
        14BY MR. DAVIS:
        15 Q. Is Fusion GPS paying Cunningham Levy for
        16the firm’s representation of you or as a third
        17party?
        18 MR. LEVY: That’s privileged also. He’s not
        19getting into payments to his lawyers and it’s
        20beyond the scope of this interview which has now
        21gone on for almost nine hours.
        22BY MR. DAVIS:
        23 Q. Has Fusion GPS ever offered directly or
        24indirectly to pay journalists to publish
        25information?

        https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/3/9/3974a291-ddbe-4525-9ed1-22bab43c05ae/934A3562824CACA7BB4D915E97709D2F.simpson-transcript-redacted.pdf

        ……………..

        Paul Sperry of the NYPost came out with this interesting piece of information:
        “Gowdy pressed, “How was he able to accumulate information in Russia if he didn’t go?” Simpson claimed that Steele ran a “network of subsources or subcontractors” who traveled around Russia and gathered information for him.

        But it turns out the primary subcontractor worked not for Steele but for Simpson at Washington-based Fusion GPS, and he contributed key material for the investigation of Trump underwritten by the Clinton campaign. His name is Edward Baumgartner, a British national who speaks fluent Russian and runs a p.r. shop out of London (and who spent 2016 tweeting his forceful opposition to Trump’s candidacy)….”

        Much more including Baumgartner was working closely with Natalia Veselnitskaya originally on the Prevezon case and then he was transitioned to the Trump contract:

        “I remember assigning him to do work in the summer or fall of 2016 on Michael Cohen’s business connections to Russia and Ukraine and his father-in-law’s background in Russia. And so he worked on both. And I think Edward might have also worked on some [Paul] Manafort stuff.”https://nypost.com/2018/01/22/it-looks-like-the-james-bond-behind-the-dossier-let-a-putin-pawn-do-all-the-work/

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    • andy says:

      Rodgers found that there were several ways for Query ingest to the high-side NSA network. Many came from systems that were unverified as compliant. They could search an email of a authorized target, and then re-enter a new search using the content of the conversation, which would return new individuals. ANd ROgers couldnt verify that the information was destroyed after retrieval.

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  8. rayvandune says:

    And while we’re at it… 56 people concert-goers shot in LV and FBI is still saying diddly, or did I miss something? Are CW fans just expendable?

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    • Newt Love says:

      > “And while we’re at it… 56 people concert-goers shot in LV and FBI is still saying diddly … ”

      Yeah, Ray! Amen Brother!
      I read somewhere that the FBI diverted 75+ % of their investigative resources to the “Catch a Trump by His Toe” investigation, curtailing any domestic investigations, like the Nevada shooting, et cetera!

      The FBI is the LEAST Trusted Law Enforcement Agency in America. They are less trusted than CNN.

      If I see FBI on the back of a vest, I will pull over and exit my vehicle, and begin shouting: “Hey! FBI! Are you arresting more Republicans?” And then repeat the shouting until they arrest me, or leave the scene of their crime.

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  9. Donna in Oregon says:

    Did Devin Nunes interview Peter Kadzik? That guy is up to his eyeballs in this stuff for the Deep State and the Obama/Clinton cabal.

    The “Insurance” file on the Anthony Weiner laptop. NYPD has a copy because they had a warrant. Erik Prince talked about what the NYPD had seen. Wonder if Rudy Giuliani has seen it too? That would be delicious!

    Podesta Friend at DOJ Led Cover-Up of IRS Scandal
    Peter Kadzik, now involved in Clinton email probe, helped squash charges in targeting of conservative nonprofits

    https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/podesta-friend-doj-led-cover-irs-scandal/

    Then there is this about Kadzik and AG Horowitz

    Internal Affairs has also accused Kadzik of allowing Justice Department employees to illegally leak top secret information to the public.

    It is also alleged that Kadzik was “influenced by improper considerations” by allowing and releasing FBI documents to the public on October 30th and November 1st, 2016.

    Horowitz also said his Internal Affairs department “will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review.”

    Clinton e-mail probe Chief Investigator, Peter Kadzik, next in line for prosecution?
    https://brassballs.blog/home/clinton-e-mail-probe-chief-investigator-peter-kadzik-next-in-line-for-prosecution

    (Thanks to Treeper Harry the Greek, see his CTH post on 4/21/18 about Kadzik)

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    • Foxy says:

      Re. the Weiner laptop. Now that Loretta Lynch is no longer in a position to threaten an Eric Garner-based civil rights case against NYPD why isn’t some action being taken on the allegedly “disgusting” material that was found?

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      • G. Combs says:

        “… why isn’t some action being taken on the allegedly “disgusting” material that was found?…”

        Look at: Operation Broken Heart
        “Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces arrested 1,012 suspected child predators from more than 40 states during a two-month nationwide operation following the investigation of more than 69,000 cases, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announced today.
        The arrests marked the end of Operation Broken Heart, a coordinated investigative operation to intensify efforts to identify and arrest suspected child sexual predators during April and May 2017.[…]”
        Department of Justice

        International:
        An Internet pedophile ring with up to 70,000 members — thought to be the world’s largest —has been uncovered by police, a security official said Wednesday….

        so far 184 people had been arrested and investigations in some countries were continuing. Most of those detained are suspected of direct involvement in sexually abusing children.

        They include teachers, police officers and scout leaders…” https://t.co/r4oKHRbBg6

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  10. anthohmy says:

    So Brennan testified that based on Russias prior “mo”, they assumed Russia had tried to compromise people on the Trump campaign. Brennan gave no indication of a scintilla of evidence that this happened, but rather he was concern trolling the Trump campaign, but not concern trolling the Clinton campaign, who would presumably be subject to the same “mo”.

    Brennan testified they had NOTHING but suspicion.

    Okay so if Trump suspects Kerry is colluding with the Iranians, can he just go ahead and wiretap him?

    Brennan spent time looking in the mirror practicing being elegant, sophisticated, and erudite, he thinks.

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  11. John Rawls says:

    Simpson said that Steele said FBI had an independent source “inside” the Trump campaign that confirmed dossier.

    Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but Hapler’s known interactions with campaign don’t start until end of August.

    Further, US and UK intel chiefs meet after case opened, and before Brennan briefs Gang8.

    So I am not quite seeing how Hapler is the source or the origins of intel. What am I missing?

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    • andy says:

      Halper invited Cater Page to speak at the cambridge symposium which occured mid july.

      1) if He is the source in the EC, the why did he reach out to Trump team after going to brennan?
      2) If he isnt the source in the EC, why is halper still walking free?

      What happened to the old reports of GCHQ Robert Hannigan being the guy?

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    • John Rawls says:

      Wait. Hapler sets up Cambridge symposium and meets Carter Page on 07/12/16. What that entailed is unknown, yes?

      Carter Page actually fits three descriptors:
      -“a U.S. citizen who has provided intelligence to the CIA and FBI”
      -“longtime intelligence source for the CIA and FBI”
      -“human intelligence source from inside the Trump campaign”

      If “inside the Trump campaign” simply meant Hapler’s access to Carter unwittingly providing info, then maybe it’s Hapler.

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      • andy says:

        If you just tipped off the COPS to an international espionage conspiracy, the next thing you DONT do is contact the suspected Americans who are falling under their influence UNLESS you are working for the COPS, or personally obstructing Justice…

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        • andy says:

          Halper that is… can either be a setup/fixer pushing Trump team into encountering (dirty)Russians, innocent and ‘just happened’ to learn about the (dirty)RUssians, or a Mole/HOney pot actor after notifying Brennan… If Halper isnt the source, then he is assuming another role altogether… perhaps a real life doubel agent..(yea right!)

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    • Hmmm... says:

      I think the missing link is the British version of FusionGPS. Check Undercover Huber on twitter for the details of HAKLUYT. They were involved in the set up of Papadapolous. There are two Clinton allied sources/creators of information that we know exist right now (FusionGPS and Cody Shearer). Chances are that Hakluyt was being paid through Perkins Coie as well bringing the total to three separate private intelligence groups possibly working in coordination to create, plant, and exaggerate Trump/Russian connections. It is also possible that they were not coordinated just tasked with the same mission which would potentially lead them to feed off each other independently.

      Halper would be the guy that Brennan was using to bring the information to the FBI and “confirm” it. Hakluyt planted the seeds and Halper harvested.

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      • Firefly says:

        Stefan Halper went to school with Bill Clinton at Oxford. Cody Shearer brother in law also went to school there will Bill.
        Brennan now works in Kissinger Associates which is a partner company with Hakluyt. Brennan gave a recent seminar at Hakluyt.
        The main company to Hakluyt is Holdingham
        One Board member of Holdingham stands out. Ambassador Louis Susman. Susman received his Ambassadorship through fundraising abilities & Chicago connections with Obama.
        Susman is close to Hillary Clinton. He would feature in several Wikileaks emails.
        Sam Clovis hired both Carter Page and George Papadopoulos. Lewandowski won’t answer questions regarding Page and Papadoupolis. Visctoria Toensing represents Sam Clovis and keeps it under wraps who introduced/suggested hiring them to Sam Clovis. So this is something to watch for when it finally comes out.

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  12. andy says:

    What happened to the old GCHQ Robert Hannigan story?

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  13. RLC2 says:

    Check this out-
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-12/deep-state-mob-targets-nunes

    The Deep State is in a panic, and shi44ing agitprop through its designated press leakers…

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    • The Boss says:

      I’m surprised the enemy waited so long to hit Nunes.
      So long in fact that it’s way, way, way too late.
      I see this as a success for reasons I’ll keep private for now.
      The enemy lurks here and they’re not getting any help.

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      • G. Combs says:

        “I’m surprised the enemy waited so long to hit Nunes….”

        You forgot they mussled Nunes with an ethics violation for MONTHS after he looked at classified info. was horrified and said it had nothing to do with Russia. (Think FISA Type I very intrusive surveillance applied to President Trump)

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    • snellvillebob says:

      It entered my mind that Sessions is trying to force Congress to take their proper constitutional command of the DOJ and FBI. I think Nunes should go to Sessions and tell him he will decrease their budgets 25% next year and is that enough? Would Sessions prefer 30 or even 35%? That way he could get rid of the obama appointees.

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  14. Sugarhillhardrock says:

    That’s coming, I agree. School shooting, Charlottesville, something along those lines.

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  15. RLC2 says:

    Excellent article by Debra Heine at PJM today- with a few more online commenters noting likely suspects as the CIA spy, obviously chosen by Obama devotee Brennan, told to generate dirt on Trump to justify Comey FBI bogus counterintel investigation. See Tom Fitton’s comments in particular.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/report-fbi-had-mole-spying-on-2016-trump-campaign/

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  16. RLC2 says:

    Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch, on Mueller probe: “I don’t believe that there’s classified information at issue here, there’s embarrassing information at issue here.”

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    • The Boss says:

      I only take issue with redactions being made due to “embarrassment”**. Redactions are being made to conceal criminal activity, or as the lefties say, obstruct justice.

      **An “embarrassment” is Maxine Waters, Queen of the Ebonics.

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  17. RLC2 says:

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  18. Over40withAbrain says:

    “If Comey notified congress, via the Gang of Eight oversight, the counter-intel narrative would have been harder to manufacture as details would have to be consistent; and people like Devin Nunes would know what was going on. That was the benefit to keeping any oversight away while creating the politically useful narrative.”

    Questions I have related to quarterly briefings to the gang of 8 in congress. (I am fairly new here but am up to speed on what is going on. I just need some dates attached to some events.
    1. What day did the conterintelligence investigation start?
    2. When was the first time, date would be helpful, that the FBI should have notified the gang of 8 but didn’t. Was this before the election? If so then Comey did not inform GO8 because if HRC wins the insurance policy is moot and the investigation is dropped.
    3. Was GO8 ever notified of the HRC email investigation prior to July 2016? If so was it referred to as an investigation or a “matter”?

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  19. 6x47 says:

    It’s hard to see the forest for the trees, but at ground zero is the cover story that the DNC emails published by Wikileaks beginning in JULY 22, 2016 (8 DAY BEFORE THE COUNTERINTEL INVESTIGATION BEGAN!) were “hacked” by the Russians. Ergo, the Russians are against Hillary; ergo, the Russians are working to elect Trump; ergo, Trump MUST be colluding with the Russians against Hillary.

    Interesting, looking at this (largely fictional IMHO) timeline published in The Hill, the DNC (which we now know was a wholly owned subsidiary of HRC) believed it had been “hacked” by “Russians” in Sept. 2015, and then alleges that “the Russians” were shopping around the fact they had the emails to starting in the spring of 2016. The first items on this fanciful timeline that are known to be true is the April CrowdStrike report, a short 7 MONTHS after the alleged “breach” of the DNC servers.

    Most likely, this was the beginning of the coverup for the NSA breaches – which Adm. Rogers cut off in April 2018. Coincidentally, when the DNC suddenly decided it had been “hacked” and hired CrowdStrike to prove it.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/357851-timeline-campaign-knew-russia-had-clinton-emails-months-before-trump

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    • 6x47 says:

      It seems very likely that the DNC and Clinton campaigns, not knowing for sure WHAT was in the Wikileaks, feared the worst (that their NSA opposition research was going to be revealed) and immediately began claiming it had been hacked by “the Russians” … and those darn lying Russians were fabricating all kinds of nonsense, don’t believe any of it.

      So funny in hindsight – Assange was teasing he had material that would put Clinton in jail. She knew EXACTLY what information he might have that would do that (even though, it turns out, he didn’t have it) and began covering up.

      Like the cops stopping a car for a busted tail light, intending to let the driver off with a warning, but the driver bolts because he has a bunch of drugs in the trunk. A fact which wouldn’t have ever come to light but for his apparently unprovoked flight.

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      • 6x47 says:

        Also interesting: The WikiLeaks DNC emails were downloaded by an insider in JULY 2016, not hacked in September 2015.

        So fascinating:

        * April 2016: Adm. Rogers cuts off the unauthorized NSA database access after discovering and reporting the activity; DNC/HRC suddenly become aware of a “hack” and hire CrowdStrike.

        July 2016: DNC insider downloads emails and gives to WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks almost immediately begins publishing DNC emails. Shortly after, Brennan/Halper fabricate the predicate for the FBI to open its Counterintel investigation alleging “Russians interference” against Clinton to help Trump. A convenient cover story that not only explains the WikiLeaks and preemptively provides an excuse for the most damaging possible revelations, but also permits the use of intel assets to continue spying on the Trump campaign.

        https://www.thenation.com/article/a-new-report-raises-big-questions-about-last-years-dnc-hack/

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        • 6x47 says:

          Incidentally: John Podesta’s gmail account was breached in March 2016; the DNC leak occurred months later, in July. WikiLeaks released the DNC emails first, saving the more explosive Podesta emails for the “October surprise”.

          It’s interesting how the DNC/HRC suddenly developed a sense of urgency about the September 2015 attempted hack (which, it is alleged, was a spearfishing attempt that also unsuccessfully targeted the RNC) as soon as Adm. Rogers cut off their access to the database, and REALLY got excited when WikiLeaks began teasing their upcoming releases.

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    • snellvillebob says:

      This fits right in with Hillary’s basic operating behavior of Deny/Lie then Project.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      They always called the right conspiracy theorists and this is all they are left.

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  20. jnearen says:

    Until someone like Comey, McCabe, Strzok or Page get indicted and face total ruin thus giving them the incentive to turn, nothing will come of any of the above. And, as long as Rosenstein is running DoJ, that is never going to happen. So, all of this is just “interesting, but not relevant.” The one thing that confounds me more than anything else is why PDJT hasn’t ordered Rosenstein to produce the necessary documents–unredacted and immediately. Some will argue that it is to protect a secret criminal investigation related, likely, to Brennan. But, that makes no sense. PDJT (with whom I am very pleased) almost daily proclaims “witch hunt,” but seemingly holds the keys to unlocking the evidence. Yet, allows Rosenstein to obfuscate. There is an inconsistency there that I cannot reconcile. Sessions? Worthless as tits on a boar. Horowitz???? Huber??? Anyone??? Mid-terms are upon us. If the GOP loses (which Ryan and McConnell seem to be actively engineering) all this goes away like smoke in the night.

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  21. bayoukiki says:

    What was in it for Halper?

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    • 6x47 says:

      Other than being a member in good standing of The Establishment, it’s plausible that Clinton World genuinely believed “the Russians” were behind WikiLeaks damaging revelations about her and the DNC. If true, then the Russians MUST be working for Trump.

      She figured all they needed was a trumped-up excuse to look, and they would find what they were looking for: Collusion between Trump and the Russians!

      So this longtime spook, with a well-aged Cold War suspicion of The Russians and a deep antipathy against the vulgar Trump, was only too happy to do his patriotic duty and help frame a guilty man.

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      • CopperTop says:

        I like an earlier poster’s angle. In case you missed… tweaking that and summarizing a bit…the Brits were getting frustrated with Assange and wikileaks…they partnered with HRC to push the russian hacking angle as Julien’s source…to end him once & for all. THIS would be something Halper would get behind because…he didn’t see Trump winning and as we know…his take down activities were all pre-election. Five Eyes problems were known by Jan 2017. The GRHQ people quit/fired as soon as Halper was known to be involved in Papa intros. You would see a lot more misinformation coming from BBC if the Brits were really positive about a Trump take down. We actually know much of our details because they investigated Steele and release info related willingly.

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    • Firefly says:

      He gets a lot of contracts to do studies- $200k-$400k money range each year. He gets to run around as a big shot within the intelligence community. His father in law was Ray Cline, CIA chief cia analyst. Halper went to school with Bill Clinton at oxford. Roger Stone in his book on Bush referred to him a a dirty trickster. So Halper probably enjoys playing these intelligence games and hurting people – just like Mueller. As Gohmert puts Mueller enjoys voyeurism- they get off on it.

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  22. Firefly says:

    Lawfare= warfare using the legal system
    Stefan Halper was funded by the Office of Net Assessment

    The United States Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA) was created in 1973 by Richard Nixon to serve as the Pentagon’s “internal think tank” that “looks 20 to 30 years into the military’s future, often with the assistance of outside contractors, and produces reports on the results of its research”.The Director of Net Assessment is the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense on net assessment.

    The office of net assessment looks into threats. One threat that they all seem actively interested in in the Office of Net Assesment is Lawfare. Below is an article by Dunlap giving an overview of Lawfare. Stefan Halper also seems keenly interested to and discusses Lawfare on his study regarding China. It looks to me these Lawfare tactics the office of net assesment are so interested in are being used as tactics against PTrump. Stefan Halper gets funded a lot by this group. The ONA is also under fire for being a waste of money (see third link). It looks to me like this ona group is a front for spys and they just produce reports. These reposts have an awful lot of Lawfare as a hot topic.

    http://www.armyupress.army.mil/Journals/Military-Review/English-Edition-Archives/May-June-2017/Dunlap-Lawfare-101/

    https://cryptome.org/2014/06/prc-three-wars.pdf

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/24/pentagons-offic-of-threat-assement-under-fire-from/

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  23. Investigation of President Trump has been going on for at least one and a half years. Likely for much longer. To this day they or no one else can point to legal facts as why this investigation or that of Muller’s witch hunt was started or is on going, on President Trump. Based on legal facts to do so. This is no way to run our country, our government or their investigation. It needs sunlight and needs it before the 2018 election.

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  24. mikey says:

    I looked up “evil” in the dictionary and Brennan’s picture was there.

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  25. Marina says:

    Brennan “personally briefed” Paul Ryan. Ryan knew Trump campaign was under full surveillance by the national security apparatus. It is no coincidence that he is leaving Congress.

    McConnell also knew. Trump will keep McConnell only as long as he needs him.

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  26. There seems to be something big missing from this CTH investigation. There are hints in the data but we don’t seem to want to go there. This thing could not have been pulled off without at least tacit support or deflection by VERY senior members of the GOP.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Oh, we are well aware of that.

      It is why Sundance calls the Reboobs and DemonRats the UNIPARTY!

      “The chief problem of American political life for a long time has been how to make the two congressional parties more national and international. The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead the two parties should be almost identical, so the that American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”

      Quote from Tragedy and Hope, 1966 by Carroll Quigley, member of Council on Foreign Relations, mentor to Bill Clinton.

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    • Armchair Quarterback says:

      Bingo!

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  27. Dutchman says:

    Like many on this site, I have been listing VSGPDJT’s many accomplishments, mentally and in tweets, etc. “Economic thrn around, N.Korea, Israel embassy, etc.
    Just realised I had forgotten/dropped from list decimated ISIS, in a year, without american loss of life!
    He’s doing so many YUGE, positive things so quickly, I can’t keep track of all of them! Let that sink in, for a minute!SOOOOO much winning, that I would forget something THAT major, cause it fell off my radar! I wonder if any of you are sharing this thinking “Oh, yeah! ISIS, totally forgot about that? Coarse, I’m old, mentally not as sharp as once was, so mb just me.
    Anyway, just thought I’d share.
    Happy moms day!

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  28. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    Who is going to replace Ryan? will it be McCarthy?
    Honestly, at this point, with all this information already public knowledge but with absolutely nothing being acted upon, the only option I can see to impede the FBI from becoming a modern day full-blown version of the Gestapo ( No exaggeration) is to start limiting their funding. Congress can do that but unfortunately it seems EVERYBODY is compromised to some degree. Why else does congress REFUSE to utilize the only (yet extremely powerful) weapon that they have?
    If President Trump can cobble enough support after the midterms to coordinate with congressional leadership perhaps they can slowly limit the FBI allowance. Remember, the FBI started out as a group of CPA’s basically. Only after events like the Kansas City Massacre did they actually become “law enforcement”. Now, with their vast surveillance powers, they are apparently immune to the legal system that we must live under.
    We have to stunt their growth somehow. Depending on people like Sessions or Wray is laughable at this point and President Trump cannot do everything. My expectations for this IG report and any substantial legal action thereafter is low.
    Hope I am wrong.

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  29. deepdivemaga says:

    All of this reminds me of the ending of Scooby Doo!

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  30. HookDown says:

    INSPECTOR GENERALS NEED ARREST AND PROSECUTORY POWERS

    The Inspector General Corps as I understand it consists of ladies and gents from each and every department in the government. Maybe 40 or 50 of them. Each department may have a few aides and secretaries? Not sure.

    I am NEVER in favor of growing or creating power in DC except in this case. The IGs need more power. This spying scandal is the final reason. Chaffetz and Gowdy turned the HOCGR (House Oversight) into a Foxnews studio. HOCGR is a joke and always will be.

    The President via executive order or more likely Congress via a new law needs to grant ALL EXECUTIVE BRANCH IG’s arrest and prosecutory powers to have the SAME power of the FBI.

    But they must be SEPARATE from the FBI and ONLY report to the President.

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    • Firefly says:

      The IG should be able to report directly to the Congressional oversight committees. If they report to the President or Agency Head that makes it too easy to coverup- which is what has already been going on. Reporting only to the president has serious implications- especially if we ever get a very bad or corrupt president in the future.

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  31. Clarice Feldman has an interesting piece in today’s American Thinker in which she discusses the extent to which British intelligence may have been involved in the spying on the Trump campaign. She writes:

    [blockquote]
    What seems more clear each day is that there was collusion between certain members of the U.S. and British intelligence communities to spy on the Trump campaign. This may explain, in large part, the reluctance of the Department of Justice to reveal what it knows publicly. After all — with rare exceptions — the two countries’ intelligence services have long had important information gathering and sharing agreements, and exposure of this may harm the traditional reciprocal relationship.
    [/blockquote]

    A NYT report incriminated the British and may have led to the abrupt resignation of a British intelligence director:

    [blockquote]
    In January 2017 the NYT reported that Trump associates’ communications had been intercepted abroad and passed on to its U.S. counterparts. Shortly afterward, Robert Hannigan, director of Britain’s GCHQ (its national security center) abruptly resigned after serving in that position for just three years. CGHQ intercepts communications at the request of the CIA and sends it the CIA as if this were their own undertaking.
    [/blockquote]

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/05/the_election_collusion_was_between_our_intelligence_community_and_britain.html

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    • I failed in my attempt to put blockquotes into the above comment. Would angular, instead of square brackets, have worked?

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      • From the same article, here’s what was possibly the first action taken by the conspirators:

        On July 16, 2016 [Helfer] invited Carter Page to a Cambridge symposium

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        • Robert Smith says:

          Carter Page is an interesting bird. I saw tweets by him wondering how this process is working out. Any idea whether those are real tweets?

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    • anothermike says:

      Robert Hannigan was reported to have resigned “for personal reasons”: he wanted to spend more time with his conscience.
      OK – I made up that last bit.

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  32. Zippy says:

    Sundance:

    1. You are brilliant.
    2. Come up with a condensed as possible version of the above with the Halper as rat analysis inserted so we can ALL -fax- the resulting product to a list of Congress critters whose fax numbers can be posted here as a list.

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    • anothermike says:

      Sundance, you are beyond brilliant.
      But if you do follow Zippy’s advice, make sure you correct that misquotation from Strzok:
      not “POTUS wants to know what we’re doing” but ‘potus wants to know *everything* we’re doing’.

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  33. Craig D says:

    You know, just thinking about the big picture of this Russia Gate fiasco and Trump’s response. Everyone would like to see The President get his officials in place and do a quick thorough house cleaning of the DOJ, FBI, CIA and State Department. If The President tried this house cleaning, the Democrats, UniParty, GOPe, RINO’s, crooked DOJ, FBI, CIA & State Department along with the crooked main stream media would scream “witch hunt,” “political payback,” and “we told you Trump would be a tyrant.” Everyone would stonewall, destroy documents, lie and tie everything up in the courts. In a previous post, someone mentioned that Steve Bannon had mentioned that prosecuting Hillary was Sessions area. Going with this idea that Trump gave this task of house cleaning to Sessions, maybe the plan is happening. The plan of house cleaning may only partially be successful, time will tell. It all depends on Sessions, and I am sceptical.

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    • G. Combs says:

      G Horowitz in his bi-annual report to congress https://oig.justice.gov/testimony/t150224.pdf

      Said: “….This is an issue of utmost importance, as evidenced by the fact that 47 Inspectors General signed a letter in August 2014 to the Congress strongly endorsing the principle of unimpaired Inspector General access to agency records……”

      So there are 47 very P.O.ed Inspectors General. Session could very likely have ALSO paired them with a DOJ prosecutor to clean house and we would not hear about it until after the clean-up heads for the courts.

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  34. I still read here daily, though I rarely post anything. I came across this article today and found it interesting, and it fits within the Aug 11-Sept 6 time frame. From the sounds of it, it appears that Brennan is now attempting to make Reid the fall guy?

    Harry Reid Sent Sensitive Trump Collusion Letter Over CIA Objections
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/12/harry-reid-sent-sensitive-trump-collusion-letter-o/

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  35. andy says:

    🙂

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  36. davidsstones says:

    They were throwing an election. Like throwing a boxing match but when Trump wouldn’t agree to lose, they beat him up in front of the cameras in Madison Square Garden.

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  37. Fools Gold says:

    Thank You Sundance for the Sunlight! It’s all beginning to make perfect sense. If Nunes keeps pushing he’s going to reveal publicly what happened. Of course it don’t get us anywhere if heads don’t roll via DOJ prosecutions, convictions and prison terms and we still have the Mule dragging the muh Russia narrative by MSN and the demon rat party. Come on OIG report, come on!

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  38. Truenative says:

    Too late for Sessions to save the DOJ. His time just expired. FBI needs to be disbanded now, can no longer be trusted. Put in place a new dept under homeland security to keep DOJ and FBI separate. Time is up, Sessions needs to go…. The public is seeing what’s really going on, just gonna get worse by the day.

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  39. HookDown says:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_heads_of_regimes_who_were_later_imprisoned

    There appear to be many former presidents tried, convicted, and jailed. Below are a few of the more recent….

    Alemán, Arnoldo, Nicaragua, President (1997–2002) Jailed 2002 to present
    Arroyo, Gloria Macapagal, Philippines, President (2001–2010), 2011 to present (hospital arrest)
    Chun Doo-hwan, Korea, South, President (1980–1988), 1996 to 1997 (death sentence commuted)
    Estrada, Joseph, Philippines, President (1998–2001), 2001 to 2007
    Fujimori, Alberto, Peru, President (1990–2000), 2005 to 2006 (bailed out in Chile), 2007 to 2017 (jailed for stealing gold from treasury using helicopters to fly it away, pardoned 2017 Christmas after faking cancer, soon to be tried in 2018 for thousands of forced sterilizations)
    Olmert, Ehud, Israel, Prime Minister (2006–2009), jailed 2016 to 2017
    Park Geun-hye, Korea, South, President (2013-17), jailed 2017 to present
    Toledo, Alejandro, Peru, President (2001–2006), 2017 to present (international order of capture for preventive prison)
    Humala, Ollanta, Peru, President (2011–2016), 2017 to present (serving preventive prison)
    Morales-Bermúdez, Francisco, Peru, President (1975–1980), 2017 to present (sentenced to life, not serving)
    Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva, Brazil, President (2003-2011), 2018 to present

    *** Is there a name that needs to be added to this list???

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