Andrew McCarthy Discusses FBI and DOJ Attempts To Justify Spying on Trump Campaign…

Andrew McCarthy appeared on Fox News this morning to discuss the bombshell admissions within a New York Times report, leaked by FBI and DOJ officials, attempting to justify their illegal spying and surveillance operation against the campaign of Donald Trump in 2015 and 2016.

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462 Responses to Andrew McCarthy Discusses FBI and DOJ Attempts To Justify Spying on Trump Campaign…

  1. Pam says:

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    • PremAmerica says:

      2016: FBI investigates Hillary. Trump says, “See how corrupt Hillary is?” America believes Trump. Hillary BTFO.

      2018: FBI investigates Trump. Trump says, “See how corrupt the FBI is?” America believes Trump. FBI BTFO!!

      Do you guys understand how utterly frustrating this must be for the leftists?

      It is hilarious!!

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      • I don’t care about left frustrations, I only care about our frustrations for the last 3 years and all those years after Pr. Reagan.

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      • Michael Vineyard says:

        What makes it credible is that the people saw tons of data showing Hillary had classified e-mails – so the evidence was clear that Hillary was corrupt. AND – no evidence has been produced to show Trump is corrupt…..and more and more investigating shows how corrupt the ‘Swamp’ is. The leftsts are furious that people are choosing to believe facts in evidence rather than the lying leftists.

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        • mutantbeast says:

          This isnt 1970 anymore, where Walter the Commie could lie thru his teeth hourly and never ger challenged on his lies, or Peter the Lemming could whine that the American voters threw a hissy fit when they elected Reagan. The media lied for 5 decades unchallenged, subverted America thru cultural marxist propaganda. Those days are over, the media commies are just too dumb to figure it out,

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      • Prem- LOVE this comment!

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      • TruthSeeker says:

        Um … leftists being frustrated by truth is so NOT hilarious!

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  2. G3 says:

    It’s Mick Jagger singing “Crossfire Hurricane” …….. but it sounds like “Cat 5 Hurricane” – as in Five categories.

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  3. Kaiser Derden says:

    and their “informant” wasn’t gathering information he was PLANTING information, that then was later used to investigate Papadopolis … a pure setup …

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  4. BobR says:

    Sessions probably isolated and cannot get enough people to move forward. Look at all the help deep state had. Comey, Mueller, Brennan etc. Probably have still unknown accomplices who may be in place.

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  5. covfefe999 says:

    Wheatietoo, I think you might be right that “crossfire hurricane” wasn’t the real name of the investigation. I thought I remembered Strzok and Page discussing the code name. I’m not 100% certain they are discussing the Trump spying investigation and the code name is redacted, but check out page 335 of this document: https://www.scribd.com/document/371002694/Senator-Ron-Johnson-Appendix-C-Documents-and-Text-Messages Page asks Strzok if he’s come up with a code name. He responds, and then she says “oooh I like it”. The redacted area of his response is not even remotely large enough for “crossfire hurricane”. Page says “why [redacted] (other than it sounds badass and you came up with it}”. Neither crossfire nor hurricane sound badass. I’m continuing to read the texts from that point onward to see if there are any clues.

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    • honestyoz says:

      Classic Clinton/Pedesta/Blumenthal spin, drip,drip,trivialise,drip,drip monotnense to deseantatise average Joe to thinking its a republican hit job.

      However, I think it backfired this time using it this early as its a red pill conversation starter and anons are ready because SD was not there on the web for whitewater.

      This views is confirmed because POTUS didnt step on it and rename it. He is Lord of the Memes NYT are monkeys and he is the organ grinder.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        Speaking of Obama, I just got to page 356 where Page says “bc potus wants to know everything we’re doing”. Obama wasn’t calling the shots but he sure was an enabler.

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        • mutantbeast says:

          they were acting on either Lynch od Obamas orders. Add the fact that Braindead Brennan and the Claptard are also knee deep in htis messalso. Obama knew everything, he definitely approved it. BTW A shout does need to go out to David Horowitz, it was his book about the deep state that first detailed just how bad this really was.

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    • Dimbulbz says:

      I was in a lawsuit where we had to redact certain items, and the lawyer changed the length of the redaction, so it could not be guessed. in some cases made it much longer than it was originally. I have to assume they dont just black it out – at least in some cases. Why our lawyers were smart enough to do that, and these guys aren’t, that would surprise me. An attorney can clarify, but you may not be able to guess the info, based on the length of the redaction.

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    • neal s says:

      Was there enough room for just “CrossFire”? That would explain why they referred to CF in places where the Clinton Foundation wouldn’t make sense.

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      • US Person says:

        I am surprised they gave the operation an official name. Maybe they could have just referred to “our thing”. “Cosa Nostra” sounds more appropriate for what was/is happening.

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    • JX says:

      Probably 5 letters. Could be “trump”.

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    • Zimbalistjunior says:

      I thought it was latitude and that page came up with it.

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    • Joanne says:

      He does (Strzok) mention something in the texts about looking like Keith Richards, now that the “band is back together”…thought that was an interesting way to chat in a sort of code..

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  6. Bean Counter says:

    DiGenova does himself no favors by saying Little Jeff Sessions. I sense some antipathy from outside these events.

    He talked big tonight. Remains to be seen how well connected he is.

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    • Koot Katmando says:

      Digenova and Rudy have been hard on Sessions. I think Rudy is pretty well connected.

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      • Bean Counter says:

        It is easy to say you wouldn’t do this and you would do that when you are on the outside looking in. And if Rudy bends Trumps ear enough he could persuade Trump to can him.

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      • WSB says:

        They could also be playing roles.

        We were warned by SD months ago that some in the media and other places may need to play roles.

        I still hold my powder dry.

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        • Carrie says:

          I read from another Treeper (sorry don’t remember who!) that maybe Sessions was under investigation along with the 4 others from the very early stages of the campaign. They mentioned that Flynn was another (probably Manafort and Page, not sure about the last one). Sessions had that one contact with Kislyak and I’m sure he was shocked that when they finally questioned him – he realized they were obviously wiretapping him and surveilling him and noticed even contact with Russians that even he couldn’t remember. But then, even though Sessions recused himself, he must have been furious- what better way to get revenge on these out of control agencies than to hatch a plan with Rogers – a legal plan to charge all of them for overstepping their powers! I still want to believe in Sessions.

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        • scott467 says:

          “They could also be playing roles.

          We were warned by SD months ago that some in the media and other places may need to play roles.

          I still hold my powder dry.”

          _____________________

          Q still says ‘trust Sessions’, as recently as today, so Q is putting himself out on a limb there.

          If Sessions gets fired, that’s not going to reflect well on Q or his presumed insider status.

          Unless he gets fired as part of an Olympic synchronized 315d underwater chess Machiavellian triple agent maneuver, where being fired was always part of the plan, so he could finally carry out his true prime objective…

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        • CopperTop says:

          Guilian peppers his sentences with dog whistles. Cyber job …’Top Secret…I don’t mean TOP SECRET’…”Trump Paid It” …I don’t mean he paid it “FOR” Stormy…

          Latest one was the DJT JR meeting…All they discussed was ‘Sanctions’ I didn’t mean “Sanctions”

          RG does this all the time. I assume he’s letting know a scared person that he’s got their back when he does this. He ALWAYS does it with the same cadence and a few body tells that say this was planned speech.

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      • Critical Mass says:

        Positioning for the job of Attorney General themselves?

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    • Ray Runge says:

      The home grown favoritism shown Jeff Sessions is yet to be confirmed by events that have bore fruit.

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      • I wouldn’t say that. Sessions and PDT are ideological twins. Sessions work so far is in alignment with PDT’s agenda from the DOJ angle.

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        • Right. That’s probably why PDJT tweets about once a month how badly he would love to get rid of Sessions.

          And we know that their work is aligned because Sessions refuses to follow the law and produced subpoenaed documents to his oversight committees and threatens to resign every time PTrump tries to drain the DOJ Swamp.]

          Am I close?

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          • G. Combs says:

            “…Sessions refuses to follow the law and produced subpoenaed documents to his oversight committees….”

            To bad you do not understand what you are talking about.

            ………..
            re: AG Sessions ‘Doing Nothing’: LINK
            ………

            The DOJ DOES NOT produced documents that are PART OF AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION/INDICTMENT!

            AG Sessions has referred to this on several occasions when answering questions by congress.

            I can not find the exact law but this is similar:
            “….
            Franklin v. United States Dep’t of Justice, No. 98-5339, slip op. at 3 (11th Cir. July 13, 1999) (holding that “disclosure could have reasonably been expected to interfere with [defendant’s] federal appeal and state criminal trial”); Hoffman v. United States Dep’t of Justice, No. 98-1733-A, slip op. at 3 (W.D. Okla. Sept. 21, 2001) (explaining that although the federal trial was completed, a decision to proceed with a state prosecution “convinces the Court” that the requested records should not be disclosed); Cudzich, 886 F. Supp. at 106-07 (holding that while INS investigation is complete, parts of file “containing information pertaining to pending investigations of other law enforcement agencies” are properly withheld); Kuffel v. United States Bureau of Prisons, 882 F. Supp. 1116, 1126 (D.D.C. 1995) (ruling that Exemption 7(A) remains applicable when inmate has criminal prosecutions pending in other cases); Dickie v. Dep’t of the Treasury, No. 86-649, slip op. at 8 (D.D.C. Mar. 31, 1987) (holding that release of documents from closed federal prosecution could jeopardize state criminal proceedings).
            https://www.justice.gov/oip/foia-guide-2004-edition-exemption-7a

            The protection of information about an ongoing investigation is also seen in the INSPECTOR GENERAL ACT OF 1978.
            http://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/Inspector%20General%20Act%20Of%201978.pdf

            On page 25 are SPECIAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

            “[…]SEC. 8E. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last two sentences of section 3(a), the Inspector General shall be under the authority, direction, and control of the Attorney General with respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information concerning—

            (A) ongoing civil or criminal investigations or proceedings;
            (B) undercover operations;
            (C) the identity of confidential sources, including protected witnesses;
            (D) intelligence or counterintelligence matters; or
            (E) other matters the disclosure of which would constitute a serious threat to national security.

            (2) With respect to the information described under paragraph (1), the Attorney General may prohibit the Inspector General from carrying out or completing any audit or investigation, from accessing information described in paragraph (1), or from issuing any subpoena, after such Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or complete such audit or investigation, access such information, or to issue such subpoena, if the Attorney General determines that such prohibition is necessary to prevent the disclosure of any information described under paragraph (1) or to prevent the significant impairment to the national interests of the United States….”

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    • Dimbulbz says:

      Jeff Sessions will probably be owed quite a few apologies when this is all over, if he is the white hat we hope he is. He has certainly played the bumbling fool well.

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      • Koot Katmando says:

        I just can not get past his recuse. He never should of took the job – Call me stubborn but I am stuck on Session is Senate Swamp rat.

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        • westernwhere says:

          I’ve been thinking of the recusal as two things: One, a delegation of a whole bunch of crap, that is either a waste of time or a distraction. Secondly, a giant red herring. If everyone is watching Muller, no one is watching Sessions.

          Either way, enormous amounts of enemy attention and fire are drawn away from the Attorney General so he can get down to business.

          Strangely enough the only ones attacking Sessions are ostensibly from the right.

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          • ladypenquin says:

            “Secondly, a giant red herring. If everyone is watching Muller, no one is watching Sessions.”

            Perfect. It was the only way to get the job done right. Most laypeople don’t realize exactly how long it takes to solidify legal cases. Big, complex ones are even worse to manage – to get the outcome we want. AG Sessions has people doing what needs to be done.

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      • scott467 says:

        “Jeff Sessions will probably be owed quite a few apologies when this is all over, ”

        ________________

        I hope so. That’s the best case scenario for America.

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      • Ray Runge says:

        Jeff Sessions has a Swampy colored white hat.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        Jeff Sessions will probably be owed quite a few apologies when this is all over

        No way. The reason Mueller is Special Counsel is because of Sessions. This is unforgivable. He has caused immense problems for Trump. I don’t care if he’s perfect in every other way, the recusal caused irreparable damage.

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    • JMP says:

      Sessions is one of our only hopes to get anything done on immigration. I could be remembering wrong but I think he was against the DACA extension.
      While I wish he would do more with the Mueller/Rosenstien mess (and maybe he still will), let’s face it, Pres Trump brought a lot of this on himself. Firing of Comey poorly timed and poorly handled. Wray was a poor choice, and he could have said no to Rosenstien, why didn’t he elevate Rachel Brand?
      Hopefully there’s a plan B at work here.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Agree. It doesn’t do POTUS any good if people in his “court” who have a microphone go around criticizing the President. AG Sessions is where he is for a reason, and I believe it is a good one. Both Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions go back a long way…I believe AG Sessions is doing what our President needs him to do. There was this tweet yesterday, rt’d by someone who is well respected.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        Well then I would ask: when did Sessions find out that he was under surveillance? He should have backed out from the AG nomination then, not accepted it.

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        • G. Combs says:

          “Well then I would ask: when did Sessions find out that he was under surveillance?”

          On Nov 18, 2016!

          name redacted https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/937831014965153792
          “Adm Mike Rogers saved the country. On nov 18 he met the NATSEC team of PDJT transition team and briefed them on it all…. At that meeting were current DCI Pompeo , former DCI Woolsey, now ambassador, Mike Flynn, Jeff Sessions, and PDJT.”

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    • Grant Hodges says:

      Yeah, I watched DiGenova and found myself thinking that his confidence, actual cockiness, rested in the IG , and Sessions, judges and prosecutors, all doing the right thing. I don’t have that confidence at this point.

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  7. Paco Loco says:

    …And so is Joe. Joe is DC, Rudy is NYC.

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  8. TejasRob says:

    The Crossfire hurricane boys are about to get a strap right across their back.

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  9. Matrony says:

    FYI: @TheLastRefuge was quoted by an Anon on the Great Awakening board, Q responded to it:
    qanon.pub Post No.1439665

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  10. Texican says:

    So, I just learned that handicapping is really hard. It’s dynamic, not static. Every time you adjust one thing you have to tweak everything else. Anyway, to have a little fun and maybe learn something in the critique that will surely follow, here are my preliminary odds of indictment and/or agreement to plead guilty to at least one charge:

    Lisa Page 2:5 That means you have to bet 5 to win 2.
    Peter Strzok 1:2 Bet 2 to win 1.
    James Baker 1:1 Even money
    Susan Rice 7:5 Bet 5 to win 7
    James Comey 2:1 You get the idea
    James Clapper 2:1
    John Brennan 2:1
    Hillary Clinton 3:1
    Loretta Lynch 7:1
    Bill Clinton 30:1
    Barack Obama 50:1

    I’d put $100 on all of them if I could, and double down on Hillary.

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    • mimbler says:

      I can’t argue with your odds, sounds about right.

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    • scott467 says:

      “Barack Obama 50:1”

      __________________

      I’d put it all on Hussein, and let it ride all the way to conviction.

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      • scott467 says:

        No hesitation.

        You can’t do what he did and be allowed to get away with it, not only because of the heinous nature of his crimes (against America and humanity), but also because he remains a threat so long as he breathes.

        If they don’t take Hussein down, then it was all for nothing.

        And it’s not all for nothing.

        Far from it.

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        • scott467 says:

          Go after Hussein like a Terminator.

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          • ladypenquin says:

            Scott, it may be enough time has passed that Obama facing charges would not cause the uproar which would have occurred immediately post-election. At that time, any moves by President Trump would have been seen as political, and disastrous.

            It’s psychology that drives people’s sentiments, and we needed to get far enough away from the election where people have now had a chance to wake up and think about how bad things were under POTUS44 vs POTUS45.

            We might be able to get some inner circle people from Obama’s WH.

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            • scott467 says:

              “We might be able to get some inner circle people from Obama’s WH.”

              _________________

              I think we get them all. It’s an all or nothing proposition. It couldn’t be more black and white.

              Which people who commit absolute TREASON should be allowed to get away with it?

              Answer: None

              Of those people ENTRUSTED with high office in government who commit TREASON, how many should be allowed to get away with it?

              Answer: ZERO

              It’s NON-negotiable.

              I couldn’t care less about any ‘uproar’, real or imagined.

              Let ’em ‘roar’ if they want to, let them expose themselves as being as corrupt as the Traitors.

              If they want to burn down their own cities, that’s on them. Send the military in and re-establish order, or arm the citizens, or give citizens who are already armed the green light to establish order.

              I will NOT live in a LAWLESS country that allows heads of government to destroy our country from within.

              Nobody cared or gave a second thought to our ‘uproar’ as Hussein endeavored to destroy our country in every way imaginable over the 8 years of his subversion.

              I care not at all, not the slightest amount, about anyone who would get in an ‘uproar’ over bringing this traitor and criminal to justice.

              None.

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              • scott467 says:

                I’m with Sam.

                ……………………………
                “Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then ask yourself, ‘What should be the reward of such sacrifices? Are we just to do nothing? To allow the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the Earth?’

                I detest any submission to a people who have either ceased to be human, or have not virtue enough to feel their own wretchedness. If ye love comfort better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, [then] go from us in peace.

                We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands of your master. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!”

                — Samuel Adams, August 1, 1776 — Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
                …………………………..

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    • David A says:

      If you get HRC, you get the ZERO.

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  11. SR says:

    One of my friend mentioned today that Session is one of the FBI spy inside PTrump campaign. I am lost with his thoughts.

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  12. Bean Counter says:

    Brennan is the link to Obama in all this.

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    • I expect Obama to have full plausible deniability. I wouldn’t get hopes up about him ever being indicted.

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      • Bean Counter says:

        The best I’m hoping for is unindicted co-conspirator.

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      • jbowen82 says:

        Unindicted co-conspirator is the best we’ll do, because we don’t want to set the Third World precedent of prosecuting the previous leader. That prudential consideration, in the end, is going to outweigh the evidence of his guilt. Also, it may in fact be impossible to empanel a jury that would convict him.

        I believe that when Hillary’s e-mails surface, we are going to find messages from Obama to hrc22@clintonemail.com .

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        • Dimbulbz says:

          Obama is watching his legacy evaporate right before his eyes, and it makes me smile every day. He is such a narcissist, I expect he goes through periods of “I am still the greatest person to ever walk the earth” to; “Am I?” – It makes me smile, because all the people who used to assure him how great he was, are squeezing into their mars space suits now.

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        • JX says:

          > Third World precedent of prosecuting the previous leader

          It would be third world to ignore crimes committed by government officials

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        • The Phantom Stranger says:

          That is 100% why the FBI tied themselves in knots not to directly investigate Hillary’s server – it would reveal that Obama had been contacting her through that unsecured server about classified subjects. Most rumors indicate Hillary was discussing SAP-level classified material on her private server’s communications. Which is a huge no-no everyone in DC knows.

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        • CopperTop says:

          Obama had this Person A status once before at the dawn of his presidency….wait for it…BLAGO…

          Remember HRC got Sec State…that was a deal traded over what she knew Obama told Patrick Fitzgerald about his conversation with RBlago…

          She loved supporting the Identity Presidency and relished being the immediate successor. The $$$ in the meantime…it all worked for her…

          So yes someone will convince the power that BO should just concede in writing that ‘these people disappointed me…’ and that’s the last you’ll hear of it if but only if valerie Jarrett is neutered and not spared …It’s Patton not getting to go after Russia. The Eisenhower camp will begin to cut deals..

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        • dallasdan says:

          I think your assessment is completely correct.

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        • G. Combs says:

          “….That prudential consideration, in the end, is going to outweigh the evidence of his guilt…..”

          TRANSLATION: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Afterall the Law ONLY APPLIES to the Unwashed Deplorables and NOT to the Anointed ones of the Elite.

          ME?
          I want ALL to be equal under the law and for THAT FOREIGN USURPER to be UNMASKED, PUNISHED and his reign in the USA expunged from the record!

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      • AZ18 says:

        Agree he won’t be indicted. If he lost his pension, secret service protection, had his passport revoked, has to wear an ankle bracelet, must return all the money he received through ill gotten ways, and may never give another public speech, I would be a happy camper.

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  13. jambo says:

    It’s win/win.
    Either they all go to jail or President Trump has just cause to use every agency at his disposal on the Dem candidate for 2020. Kamala has gotta be praying for indictments.

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  15. eugeneantenucci says:

    Why is it that “this is all true” and validated only now that the NYTimes has reported their spun version of what occurred?

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  16. Sandra-VA says:

    Alright!!!! it is now official… Laura Ingraham just said THE NAME! Stefan Halper… and everything we said he was doing with pappy!

    Now, let’s see what the rest of the media do with that!

    Oh, if anyone can find the video of the two segments with Roger Stone and then him with Mollie Hemingway and Saul Weismann that would be awesome! Great segments.

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  17. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    I’m glad I listened to the Joe Di Genova interview on that Newsmax clip. It sounds like he is on the same page as I am concerning Jeff Sessions. I still don’t know if I am right btw. I THINK Sessions WANTED to be a good AG but after so many years in the Senate where everybody scratches each others backs and they all think they are so damned honorable and important he just thought he could coast on the job. Didn’t want to get mixed up in dirty politics where he might have to narc on his buddies. Well, you can’t drag your feet and rely on the likes of Rod Rosenstein when your country is about to be overthrown. Did Kelly have to tell Sessions his job was on the line if he didn’t WAKE UP? I just don’t think that Joe would make something like that up. Not with Kelly.
    I’m just glad that Joe Di Genova is confident these traitors are going to face justice, one way or another. Hope Sessions can get his act together too. The President needs him now more than ever.
    Rosenstein can drop dead for all I care.

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    • Bean Counter says:

      On the other hand Joe could have been talking to
      a WH leaker and just cost him his job.

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      • Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

        We are ALL going to find out wtf the deal is with Jeff Sessions in the next few weeks. No way he can be an ambivalent bystander anymore.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      I am wary about talkers on TV shows. Goes for Di Genova, and Rudy as well. Neither one of them know everything President Trump knows – it safest that way for the President.

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  18. NC Nana says:

    Julie Kelly from American Greatness says that Andrew McCarthy and less than a dozen other journalists have dared to cover the use of the FBI, DOJ, and IC as they tried to destroy President Trump’s candidacy and then his presidency.

    FTA by Kelly:

    “Out of thousands of reporters in the United States, fewer than a dozen journalists have dared to cover the ways in which the world’s most powerful law enforcement and intelligence apparatus leveraged its authority to try and destroy Trump’s candidacy, then his presidency. The courageous group includes NRO’s Andrew McCarthy, The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway and Sean Davis, Tablet’s Lee Smith, The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross, the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel, Washington Examiner’s Byron York, Fox News’ Catherine Herridge, and independent journalist Sara Carter.”
    After her opening she covers the background of some of the journalist including Andrew McCarthy.

    https://amgreatness.com/2018/05/16/mueller-year-one-the-real-heroes-in-journalism/

    A name conspicuously missing is Sundance. I can’t help but think they get at least part of their material from him. We read news at CTH on this topic way in advance of postings on most web sites.

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    • Charlotte says:

      Well someone correct her

      Julie Kelly
      @julie_kelly2

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    • dallasdan says:

      They are modern day Woodwards and Bernsteins. They should get Pulitzer prizes, but that is a fat chance.

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    • GB Bari says:

      I very much agree that Sundance has been reporting on this scandal longer and in more depth than any of the good journalists in that list. But does Sundance consider himself a “journalist”?

      I consider him far more of an intelligence analyst, given the very methodical ways he assembles information gleaned from multiple sources and carefully documents every fact with sources. He’s doing a far better job than any journalist, but I’ll admit that, many years ago, some journalists used to be similarly thorough.

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  19. Donna in Oregon says:

    We should consider this before we plan any Gitmo stays for the Obama gang:

    Obama administration had restrictions on NSA reversed in 2011
    By Ellen Nakashima September 7, 2013

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obama-administration-had-restrictions-on-nsa-reversed-in-2011/2013/09/07/c26ef658-0fe5-11e3-85b6-d27422650fd5_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2804433cdb57

    And then here after the lawsuit:

    Obama lawyers asked secret court to ignore public court’s decision on spying
    Justice Department’s national security chief cites six-month transition period in the USA Freedom Act as a reason to turn the bulk surveillance spigot back on

    Quote from the article: “This court may certainly consider ACLU v Clapper as part of its evaluation of the government’s application, but second circuit rulings do not constitute controlling precedent for this court,” Carlin wrote in the 2 June application.”

    FISA never said it would follow this 2nd circuit court rulling……..

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/09/obama-fisa-court-surveillance-phone-records

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    • Konamon says:

      FISA procedure is Plus Ultra. Not the same animal as a District or Circuit Court. It is all about spying w/o hinders of the constitution and that pesky Bill of Rights.

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  20. Bean Counter says:

    Meh on McCarthy. He is friends with Comey and has been giving him a pass.

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    • gndwsevery1 says:

      Agreed on that. A lot of his stuff was Trey Gowdy lite, “I’m a former federal prosecutor and the Justice Department can do no wrong”. He might be coming around a bit but to me his columns always reek of NeverTrumpism. There’s always large chunk of “of course, Trump is an idiot and shouldn’t talk like he does” before Andy gets around to lightly slapping the Deep State on the wrists…

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  21. Charlotte says:

    Don’t buy it. It’s bad’: Kim Strassel breaks down NYT’s attempt to gloss over Obama’s covert spy operation

    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/05/17/dont-buy-it-its-bad-kim-strassel-breaks-down-nyts-attempt-to-gloss-over-obamas-covert-spy-operation-635230

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    • Charlotte says:

      Anonymous former operatives of the Obama FBI confirmed Strassel’s reporting to the New York Times, where they revealed that the covert operation to spy on Donald Trump when he was a private citizen was called “Crossfire Hurricane.”

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      • Zimbalistjunior says:

        Bingo. That would mean the person leaking the code name wants the trail to lead to illegal surveillance of the pres as a private citizen.
        Which will lead to the surveiling of other private citizens. And congressmen involved in Iran nuke deal. And so on and so on.
        This would be a deep throat type ploy. Love it if true. Stylish.

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  22. Amy2 says:

    It’s “President” Trump, Andy; not “Trump.” Hillary gets a “Mrs. Clinton”? Your deference is showing.

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    • ladypenquin says:

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    • ladypenquin says:

      I’m sorry, Amy2, meant to h/t you in that. But you’re so right, and their disrespect toward POTUS comes through with the way they talk. Laura Ingraham does the same, and though occasionally she said, “Obama” – she often corrected herself, and said “President Obama.”

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  23. Charlotte says:

    Corruption

    10 Key Takeaways From The New York Times’ Error-Ridden Defense Of FBI Spying On Trump Campaign

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/17/10-key-takeaways-from-new-york-times-error-ridden-defense-of-fbi-spying-on-trump-campaign/

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  24. andy says:

    Hey you guys and gals! has it been asked before?
    SUNDANCE, another contradiction:

    If Clinton’s missing emails were of no significance in july 2016, then why did the FBI open an co-intel-op into Papadopoulos after a third party offered him the missing emails?

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  25. Donna in Oregon says:

    The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union sued Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, NSA Director Keith B. Alexander, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Attorney General Eric H. Holder, and FBI director Robert S. Mueller III for declaratory and injunctive relief from alleged constitutional rights by the NSA’s bulk phone call metadata collection program. They claimed that the bulk metadata collection program violates their First and the Fourth Amendment rights.[6] In specific, they argued that, as Verizon subscribers, the NSA’s collection of their call metadata constituted an invasion of privacy and unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment and that collecting the data could inhibit their and their partners’ free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment.

    Clapper and Obama won here:
    http://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/cases/show.php?db=special&id=364

    And Obama and Clapper lost on appeal:
    http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/241493-second-circuit-and-aclu-v-clapper-a-step-in-the-right-direction

    ACLU vs Clapper appellate decision is what will sink FISC and Obama. Court order was just ignored, FISA bypassed it..

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  26. spren says:

    Isn’t it just so hilarious how before, any of us claiming that Trump was spied upon were derided as engaging in conspiracy theories. Now that it has been shown true, the culprits are trying to justify their actions as attempts to protect national security.

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    • GB Bari says:

      The important takeaway from that is that the general public’s awareness is slowly rising thanks to the alternative media such as this very blog which supports, even informs and feeds those few brave journalists who are doggedly reporting the facts and the real intentions behind them.

      Think for a very brief moment (any longer is hazardous to one’s optimism) how this
      lawlessness by the heads of the IC would still be playing if the eneMedia, the Mockingbird Media, was in sole control of the narrative.

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  27. Dutchman says:

    Spren;

    BACK during the campaign, remember, seems like an eternity, I tried to keep track or the times candidate DJT made a statement, was derided for it, called liar, and later proved true.
    Like”some of these illegals are good people, im sure, but SOME of them are very BAD people; murderes, rapists, child molesters”. Paraphrasing from memory, that was the escalator speech.
    Then 3mos or so later, he brings on angel moms/dads, to tell their stories, remember? Trolled the media, got all to cover, hilarious! Anyway wish I had kept up list, but their were just TOO many instances to keep track.
    However, I believe thats part of his genius; the American people kept track.
    Its like ‘boy cried wolf’ only its msm cries liar. Happens once, ‘average american’ may hardly notice, but time after time, it has a cumulative effect.
    He ‘trolled’ and baited the msm, into exposing their bias, and then called them on it with ‘fake news’. Its like mental jujitsu, its brilliant, and fun to watch!

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    • Steve says:

      Remember how he stated how Sweden was succumbing to Islamic violence. All those terribly, terribly superior Swedes laughed at it – until they realized he was correct.

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  28. CopperTop says:

    On Sessions…His alignment all depends on what he said in his hearings…when he used the word ‘Colleagues’…who was he signaling?

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  29. Strateshooter says:

    My thinking on where this is headed….
    COMEY is the designated fall guy and it will stop there.
    Having seen his interviews he appears surprisingly dumb ??
    He is the designated dupe at this time.
    Brennan will skate.
    O Plus acolytes will skate.
    HRC , who knows. She has committed so many crimes it I see hard to see her skating BUT she sure is smart. I think she and Bill will skate unfortunately

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  30. Bob Thoms says:

    McCarthy still refused to call this a coup, instead he calls it an “investigation” by the FBI. What Brennan out in motion was a plot to bring down a Campos then a presidency.

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  31. triper57 says:

    Either the government is inept or Trump is so clean that the Intelligence services can’t find anything to pin on him. Then again they couldn’t find WMD in Iraq either.

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  32. Air Crew says:

    If liberals admit to one informant, there were dozens. Like the number of illegal aliens in America: liberals admit to 11 million, a figure that mysteriously hasn’t changed in 10 years. A more accurate estimate puts the resident illegal alien population closer to 40-50 million. Liberals never, ever tell the truth. Kind of democrat taqiyya.

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  33. 5haircut says:

    Wouldn’t it be a real laugh if America suddenly turned into a real country again with real laws and lined all these traitorous son-sa-bitches up to be hung. History would remember it as (The Great Awakening) when America killed off the leeches!!

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