May 17th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #483

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  1. deepdivemaga says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/17/report-inspector-general-will-declare-fbi-doj-broke-law-in-clinton-email-probe/

    “A new report suggests an imminent Inspector General (IG) report may rule that FBI and Justice Department officials broke the law in their handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
    Investigative reporter Paul Sperry said Thursday that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has “found ‘reasonable grounds’ for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the Clinton investigation/s,” adding that the top watchdog official has “referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution.”

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  2. JK says:

    It’s like throwing holy water on Dracula. The loathsome MSM and their fake news cannot stand truth and sunlight.

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  3. duchess01 says:

    Live | The White House – 05/17/2018 – LIVE NOW

    1:00 PM EDT
    Meeting of the President’s NSTAC members. The White House

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

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  4. Brant says:

    This circular method of investigation seems a common factor in all of this. Can’t remember details of these and might have off a bit (or a lot), but here are 3.

    1. Wasn’t there a circular something between the yahoo report, Steele, and the investigation.

    2. Rosenstein recommends that Comey needs to be fired, Trump fires him, and then Rosenstein begins the investigation of why Trump fired Comey.

    3. I may be wrong in this one. A plant told Pappad…. about emails, he told FBI or someone who told FBI (which I guess is “see something, say something”), that then starts a, “See! See! We have to investigate!”

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Yes, very common.

      On 1, to get the FISA warrant, they used steele sourced news report as independent confirmation of steele’s piss dossier.

      Pre 1, They likely had Mrs. Ohr feeding Steele information that they can then take and say an independent spy discovered.

      Pre that, FusionGPS was hired by DNC etc. to dig up Hillary campaign slime and Steele was hired to legitimate it into an FBI investigation.

      Spot on on 2.

      and 3 looks right too. I am very curious on the real timeline of 3 vs hiring FusionGPS.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      1: Yes, in the FISA application they used the Steele memos plus corroboration from a Yahoo article that Steele/Fusion GPS placed.

      2: Yes.

      3: Mifsud and Halper worked on George P in London which then supposedly led to a drunken convo with Aussie Downer who then “reported” his concern to his intelligence peeps who contacted Brennan who told the FBI who were EAGERLY waiting to fly over and meet with Downer – thus beginning the C/I op.

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      • Steve in Lewes says:

        Sandra, on #3 – Didn’t Brennan feed info to Mifsud/Halper, then finish up with your entire #3. Now that’s a complete circle

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          Well, Brennan and Halper are totally connected so it is certainly a very strong likelihood that Brennan did commission the “taint” project via Halper/Mifsud.

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    • DanO64 says:

      RR was “asked” if terminating Comey was justified by the President, THROUGH AG Sessions, specifically addressing his poor decisions during the Hillary Clinton email “matter.” His termination as Director of the FBI was fully warranted and necessary for the integrity of the department. I personally don’t believe the “FBI” will ever be respected again. The stain is that deep. Director Wray really has a problem with the public’s perception of his organization.

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      • Bullseye says:

        Maybe Michael Horowitz leading the new FBI could give some legitimacy back. He knows where all the skeletons are and the areas where corruption breathes. It will take years and no one from this generation will forget. I do know Ray is not the guy

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      • Carrie says:

        You are right on that point. A very nice young man I know who is in college has decided to change his career path. And he always wanted to be in The FBI. But with this scandal and the realization that others in the bureau could hide the truth, he is going to study something else.

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  5. moe2004 says:

    I’m so happy, and I’m in the middle of packing up my kitchen for demolition and it is no fun. I like winning, even makes bad jobs more fun, MAGA.

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  6. DanO64 says:

    IG report states “reasonable grounds” to believe federal laws were violated by DOJ/FBI personnel during the Clinton email investigation. Referrals to Huber for prosecutions have been done. Per MSM reporting. True Pundit also has it. Just say N.

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  7. JX says:

    This is what ABC news is pumping into car and office radios across the country today:

    Today marks the one year anniversary of the Mueller investigation and this morning President Trump tweeted

    “Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History…and there is still No Collusion and No Obstruction.”

    In another tweet he also called it a “witch hunt”

    Let’s go by the numbers on this one year anniversary.

    Mueller and his team have so far have issued 8 indictments covering 19 individuals and 3 businesses. They’ve secured 5 guilty pleas. They also have two criminal cases headed to court. And already 1 person is serving a prison sentence.

    So the president can continue to talk about this as a witch hunt but there are hard facts about what this investigation has resulted in so far.

    .

    Now WE know the nonsense, but the average uninvolved person does not. This is what we’re up against. It’s not about keeping score, but it is about holding the criminals to account and destroying this narrative built on lies. The IG report had better come soon and following close on it’s heels indictments.

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    • upper379 says:

      This maelstrom has created way many more problems for the feds than for our guys.

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      • JX says:

        Yes. But it doesn’t mean a thing unless and until they’re resolved, ie prosecuted.

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      • Tegan says:

        Indeed, 379….a very ugly species of worms was found in that can they were so eager to open. I’m sure a great many of them wish they’d never seen the can opener.

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    • screwauger says:

      My father in law is 87. He voted for PDJT. I only see him in the spring/summer as he visits the same time each year. In between, I tell my wife to tell him I said Hi when they talk once weekly. He was all in for Our President last summer. Unfortunately, he is very routinized and primarily watches PBS for the financial stuff and ESPN. But he watches PBS almost all day and night.
      He is also hard of hearing and has the normal 9 volume on 20. Last night he started in about Trump making huge mistakes in Korea and with China. He fought in and has some ptsd from the korean war. He fears them and thinks they should be left alone based on sheer numbers of boots on the ground should things go “south.” My wife got upset with me because I probably started out amped up from having to listen day and night to this blaring fake news. I lit into him when he said KJU was going to teach Trump a lesson “if he (PDJT) didn’t stay out of their business.”
      I say all of this because my father in law is the former Joe Six Pack. Conservative and anti government and anti welfare and get a job you lazy bum type of American. But he gets all of his information from the local liberal newspapers and PBS. This man is a financial genius. He stockpiled money for his family and then had it all protected decades ago in binding trust which my wife is the sole admin of. He hated Obamao and hates leftists but ultimately, his attitude is “ya can’t fight city hall” so he has an enjoy life and get out mentality essentially feeling the common man has no control. I used to agree with everything he said. Not so anymore because MSM

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      • Q&A says:

        Not discounting the influence of the MSM, but given your father-in-law’s age and change in thought patterns, I would say he could have some mild age-related dementia. If this is a possibility, you cannot expect all his reasoning and logic abilities to be the same as in his earlier years, even though he may still be very high-functioning. The strange thing about people like this is that they don’t recognize that they have changed at all. It is so frustrating if you are family and are used to lively, engaging conversations.

        After some research, I found a quote that helped me immensely not only in how to respond, but how to understand the changes. “You will not win an argument with a dementia patient. You can try to reason with them but you’ll never get anywhere.” I’ve found that the best way to avoid conflict seems to be to just listen, agree (or at least don’t disagree) regardless of what is said, and forget lengthy explanations or defenses which only add to confusion.

        I am not trying to diagnose, but I am relating your story with my own experience with my brilliant father whom I care for. I kept brushing off the idea that his logic was slightly off, but it has become much more apparent and undeniable with the passing years. Regarding your FIL’s hearing problem, try to find yourself some discrete-looking earplugs that let in some sound but muffle out most of the loud noise. Hard of hearing people are into denial, too.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Well, get him a computer and get him on CTH. I am sure he can handle that.

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    • TPW says:

      Isn’t it amazing Mueller has 8 indictments…one already in jail for basically nothing …..but RR, Sessions, DOJ, FBI and 2 congressional committees can’t even indict 1 despite the piles of evidence ………

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  8. Bigdog35 says:

    Well, there you have it! Just heard PDJT on presser @ 11:20 PDT regarding China & trade.
    He put it right out there what SD has been saying all along, that KJU is nothing but a tool for the big Panda/Dragon XI !

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    • Bullseye says:

      Does sound like Xi is going to use N Korea negotiations as part of the trade negotiations. Xi pulling all levers

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      • Bigdog35 says:

        Yes, it seems like a “professional wrestling” worldwide, winner take all, caged grudge match- Lots of theatre involved, but the pain is real… This is more nerve wracking than watching Haystack Calhoun vs. the 7 Italian midgets!

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  9. Emeraldstar says:

    How’s THIS for a fresh Q post?!?!?!

    “Q !4pRcUA0lBE ID: 349934 1444934 📁
    May 17 2018 13:18:48 (EST)
    >>1444808
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/17/report-inspector-general-will-declare-fbi-doj-broke-law-in-clinton-email-probe/📁
    God Bless the United States of America.
    D5.
    Q
    Q !4pRcUA0lBE ID: 349934 1445147 📁
    May 17 2018 13:30:25 (EST)
    >>1444934
    What had to happen first?
    Think logically.
    Think DOJ & FBI.
    Think cleaning.
    #64
    Puzzle coming together?
    We have reached our cruising altitude of 40,000 ft. long ago.
    As we prepare to land, please fasten your seatbelt and make sure your seat back and folding trays are in their full upright position.
    Q”

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    • joeknuckles says:

      How about this?
      ncskjhrf;alighwe[of ijher[wiugm4ewv[5ouvw[,mtuvg[me0tuym34w9muyvmp3954u,v=75k-v75v-n854 [oerrhigs;e ovmhg;seo5ijby’olkfg;oidsfgh[oigdfjbpkdcoixuxsslkflerkrel;k

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      • Emeraldstar says:

        “How about this?”

        Meh.

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        • 🍺Gunny66 says:

          Emeraldstar,

          Thanks posting something that everyone clearly understands…..sheesh….give it a rest…

          Liked by 3 people

          • Emeraldstar says:

            Gunny –

            You’re a stalwart MAGA Treeper – I salute you!

            In re Q, you’ve made your decision … and so have I. Our decisions CLASH.

            Let’s you and I agree to disagree, yes?

            Time will tell. Put another way, “Future proves past.”

            Bet ya a BEER I’m right! lol

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          • trialbytruth says:

            Gunny I hate.to say this but that was a pretty easy to understand post. What part don’t you get?

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            • 🍺Gunny66 says:

              What part can you explain?

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              • trialbytruth says:

                Well God bless America is easy.

                D5 first time it was used was in reference to what happens to a snowball rolling down hill. D5 is a world class avalanche that is the end result. We are there.

                The DOJ and FBI had to be cleaned up to get justice.

                Cruising altitude 40,000 feet as high as we can fly.

                Hold on tight cause things are all in place for the end game.

                Gunny I am not a devote of Q I consider him freindly psyops preparing hearts and minds for what’s coming.

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          • Right on Gunny! I don’t know how they can understand the jibberish!

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            • Tegan says:

              Well, guess some of use are just darn smarter! 🤣
              Hubby loves the sudoku puzzles…they are “jibberish” to me and I have no interest. On the other hand, i’m a whiz at word puzzles. We all have unique ways of tackling puzzles and being able to solve them. Just because your are a “suduku” person doesn’t mean the “word” people are inferior…but you would certainly never know it here.

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              • 🍺Gunny66 says:

                I do not understand Q’s premise or his puzzles, but individuals keep on posting and saying: “See Q is correct again..

                You however are now insinuating I am stupid and calling people inferior…..Just because I questioned a Q post.

                Alright then. Some individuals are subjective and some are objective. I tend to be objective. Guess it is my background.

                In a war, and we are in a war for this country, there is not time for decision making based on puzzles, of which, everyone sees the meanings differently.
                People get hurt or families ruined…

                Subjective Statement:
                Is a statement that has been colored by the character of the speaker or writer.
                It often has a basis in reality, but reflects the perspective through which the speaker views reality.
                It cannot be verified using concrete facts and figures.

                Objective Statement:
                Is a statement that is completely unbiased.
                It is not touched by the speaker’s previous experiences or tastes.
                It is verifiable by looking up facts or performing mathematical calculations.

                So, take care..

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          • Konamon says:

            Q is a Qook.

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        • MoreDeplore says:

          How about keep up the good work Emeraldstar. I enjoy your posts!

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      • rsmith1776 says:

        That’s profound. ( :

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      • JX says:

        You broke my decoder ring!

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      • 813.52Ran says:

        JoeNuckes, I like Q, but that was funny.

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  10. Jim in TN says:

    When is anybody going to look into the 702 abuses by contractors that Rogers shut down around April of 2016? (Anybody other than Sundance.)

    You know damn well they were spying on Jeb and Rubio and Cruz and company. Anybody they thought might win was being spied on.

    Then Rogers shut them down just as it was dawning on them that Trump would win.

    So there is a massive, coordinated effort undertaken to dig up info on Trump. Brennan and company start the Frame up and spying. The DNC does its frame up with Crowdstrike. Hillary, the DNC and Obama’s OFA hire the slime merchants. And the FBI abuses its National Security Letters.

    Then, the FBI creates an investigation based on all of the above, and it culminates in abuse of the FISC and the resulting attempt to Frame Trump for Collusion and Obstruction.

    Which in turn generates Sessions recusal, Rosenstein’s entrapment and the Mueller investigation.

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  12. Jim in TN says:

    Also, spying on your presidential campaign opponent!

    What were they doing with all this information?

    Why does nobody ask that question?

    Setting up an investigation into Trump looks to be a goal. But they main reason to spy on a campaign opponent is to provide information to your preferred campaign.

    Oops, I just answered my question. They are protecting Hillary.

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    • 813.52Ran says:

      My best guess is that Obama, Hillary, et al knew exactly what was going on inside candidate Trump’s campaign. They most likely mocked and dismissed the Trump campaign’s inner strategies all the way to a solid election defeat.

      Based on everything I now see about PDJT’s modus operandi, they didn’t stand a chance.

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      • JK says:

        This is why I would love to have video of the scenes in the White House and Hillary’s suite at 2 am on 11/9/16.
        (btw, I would also like to see the scene at No. 10 Downing St. and MI-6 at about 7 am on 11/9).

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      • Bullseye says:

        HRC knew…That’s what all that business was about during the debate if Trump would accept results of election. She knew this would eventually leak out and she wanted him on video accepting result

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  13. fleporeblog says:

    BIGGER THAN ANY OF US COULD HAVE IMAGINED!

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Folks the PARTY for us is about to get started and the Fat lady has sung on these POS!

      You can bet your bottom dollar that AG Sessions was one of the five members of Trump’s team under secret federal surveillance during the 2016 campaign.

      Remember that they knew EVERYTHING about his meeting and events that the Russian Ambassador was at. Even Sessions didn’t recall some of those occasions.

      He had to RECUSE himself because of that fact. AG Sessions is and always will be a WHITE HAT!

      I firmly believe with all my heart that every single one of these POS are going to be arrested and tried for SEDITION.

      I also believe that they will not be brought to a Federal Penitentiary to await trial. They don’t want the Left, Media etc to have a pilgrimage place to worship them.

      They are going to GITMO to await their trials. AG Sessions, Deputy AG Rosenstein and on a separate occasion, General Mattis visited GITMO last summer.

      My hope is that it is a Military Tribunal. However, I can live with the trials taking place in Utah because that is were the NSA database warehouse is housed and DOJ Prosecutor Huber works for the Federal Government.

      Admiral Rogers is more a HERO today in my mind than he was yesterday. Yesterday he was the 2nd person in this world I wanted to shake hands with and thank him from the bottom of my heart.

      Today, he may be the first person in my mind and our President 2nd. That is in no way a sign of disrespect of our President.

      Without Admiral Rogers there wouldn’t be a country let alone our President.

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      • There is no way they are going to send U.S. senior political officials – albeit traitors – to Gitmo. That’s just pure fantasy.

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      • Landslide says:

        I’m hoping for Military Tribunals and GITMO also, flep. We would not be able to contain the joy in our hearts!!!!

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Thanks Fle……then you know what time of the week it is…..same time every week…cause we are happy..

        get past the first 30 seconds…

        Then happy dance…..
        watch the kids…..just makes you wanna dance….Happy Dance..

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      • gda says:

        Right on fleporeblog! You nailed it and I hope and pray all that you predict comes to pass.

        Adml. Rogers, we are not worthy……..thank you, thank you, thank you.

        Wonder what Hillary is doing today. Screaming at someone no doubt. Scream on, bitch, you’re busted!

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      • fleporeblog says:

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      • Abster says:

        Amen. It is so difficult to believe where we would be today had HRC won the election.

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      • Bugsdaddy says:

        Fle. I really respect your insight and additions to the conversations here. But I DO disagree with you about using Gitmo AND military tribunals.

        I fully understand your and others sentiment. If we go down the road of instituting military tribunals to prosecute criminal actions, think about what that holds for our future. Think also what that possibility meant to our Founding Fathers. As heinous and ugly as these crimes have been, we MUST maintain this great experiment set forth in our Constitution. To put people away simply so they are out of sight in Gitmo, is really not much different than the “disappeared” of Argentina. Because the previous administration acted and behaved like third world thugs, does not mean we (Patriots) should.

        Look, I’m just a dumb ole grunt who believes in Christ. I’m not a lawyer, constitutional scholar, judge, or anything like that. I’m right on the front line wanting to take action……to see these loathsome criminals removed from our society. But I also do believe justice must be served, by the laws of our land, and if it is not done according to our laws and institutions, well, then are we any better than the crooks?

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        • Eilert says:

          Well it is good to have civilian trials.

          What it however means that the whole justice systems needs to be fair – No corrupt prosecutors, no corrupt jury, no corrupt judges, no corrupt attornes and now blackmail schemes on any witnesses.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          Your more that a Grunt you are preaching the truth and you are right!

          I will hold out hope that any prosecutions take place in Utah and not in D.C. Regrettably, I don’t think you can find 12 jurist that will vote for guilty on any of them. Especially since 91% voted for her in 2016.

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        • Li'l D in the Big D says:

          Great post Bugsdady. It is due to such insights from grunts like yourself that keeps all of our thoughts and comments properly grounded.

          Think back through the Obama administration and into Bush’s whereby both prosecuted terrorists in civilian federal courts. This was wrong. We have 2 systems of justice to prosecute 2 separate and distinct systems of law, civilian and military, with each possessing their own detainment facilities.

          Let us therefore not disturb such a sound system, for to do so would, as you correctly observe, be contrary to our laws and institutions, which we all have had a belly full from almost the beginning of Obama’s administration to this day.

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        • singular says:

          You stated

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        • singular says:

          Bugsdaddy, I respectfully disagree though these decisions should not be taken lightly. When those who have sworn to uphold our laws and our duly elected government plot to subvert and/or overthrow a duly elected president, military tribunals are necessary. These people are Marxists and wanted to overthrow our constitutional republic. I think some fail to appreciate the grave peril our country was placed in. We came very close to losing our entire way of life and the republic that made that way of life possible, rights and privileges which can only be granted or withdrawn by God.

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        • NC PATRIOT says:

          It depends om the crime—–Treason or Sedition I could see going to military tribunal.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        HE IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! I said the same last night that when the arrests happen, you will see media personnel arrested and tried for the same crimes because their part was to push the narrative in the press!

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        • Evelyn says:

          There is something about this that reminds me of the stray Japanese soldiers that were found on remote islands long after the end of WW2 who could not wrap their heads around the fact that the war was over and the Emperor had surrendered.

          In the face of the truth, we’ll see a variety of reactions from those afflicted with TDS. I believe most of them will come around rather than committing hara-kiri.

          By the way, let’s not be completely insensitive about this. My daughter in law grew up in Ukraine behind the iron curtain. Her father was a physicist with 2 PHDs and as such was allowed to travel to Germany. He and his wife finally found a way to get his wife and 3 children out to join him, several years before the Berlin wall collapsed. He took his wife for a walk and when the came to a grocery store, she said “yes, they have lots of food in the window but there is nothing to buy on the shelves.” After she had gone inside and walked around, she went home and locked herself in a room for over a week and had a nervous breakdown because of the suffering she had undergone standing in bread lines all day to try to get enough food to keep their children from starving. And because of the lies they had been told about the west.

          Cognitive dissonance like this can be really, really traumatic. There but for the grace of God would have gone all of us. Those of use who believe in Jesus should bear that in mind.

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          • fleporeblog says:

            WOW! What an incredible story. I hate to think that the people of North Korea may react the same way. So Sad!

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            • Evelyn says:

              That’s an excellent point, we should keep them in our thoughts and in prayer. We Americans are so blessed that is hard for us to really relate to what they have suffered. The fruit of the poisonous tree of communism, socialism and corruption.

              By the way, this is a link to a video that was posted by Q last night, it’s a speech that was given by Reagan in the past. I thought some might enjoy this:

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      • gda says:

        In any reasonable person’s mind at least. Sadly, these people are crazed ideologues, long infected with TDS syndrome. In their mind, and in those of their followers, POTUS is still guilty and has insidiously infiltrated the DOJ/FBI to have them put forward this evi, corrupt narrative.

        Luckily, these idiots are a small enough % of the electorate that their poison will no longer be able to gain further traction.

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    • Konamon says:

      Lock her up!

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    • Koot Katmando says:

      Is this for real or BS FN. I have not seen it anywhere else.

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    • Wightman farm says:

      Yates previously told IG Horowitz to go pound sand. She told him he had no authority to investigate the FBI. HAHAHAHA! I bet she’s worried !

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    • Robert Smith says:

      One of my few happy moments in this whole Trump coup attempt was the INSTA-FIRE of Yates when she declined to enforce Trumps order. If Yates looked back at that choice, the coup would have been better off if she had stayed to muck things up.

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  14. fanbeav says:

    So if Horowitz refers FBI/DOJ for criminal prosecution re Hillary email probe….what about Hillary? Where is her referral??

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Bad news. They promised to destroy much of the evidence when they were granting all that immunity to make sure she slid past.

      Good news. Corrupt bargains of immunity can be broken. So can Statute of Limitations, if it is proven that officials corruptly made sure the statute time passed.

      More bad news. High levels of proof of that corruption are needed.

      My hope is the Huma/Weiner emails still exist and provide legal means to circumvent all that corruption. They were acquired legally and independently of all those corrupt bargains.

      Yet more bad news. Both Trump and Sessions are on record saying they would not pursue Hillary. But that was long before all this abuse became apparent. Here is hoping they change their minds.

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      • Konamon says:

        They seem to relish being the pursued.

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      • DanO64 says:

        They aren’t. Huber is.

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      • gda says:

        Pt 2 will only affect her peripherally – no indictment.
        Pt 3 now, that may do her in if they can tie the Dossier to her directly (not necessarily an easy task, unless someone cracks)
        But hey, don’t forget the CF investigation – there’s no escaping that, surely.

        Methinks her 2020 plans may need revising. Lucky she’s already got a back brace, because she is about to come under immense pressure.

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      • SJM says:

        JiTN
        Hmmmm…..
        In 1944, Rommel was implicated in the 20 July plot to assassinate Hitler. Due to Rommel’s status as a national hero, Hitler desired to eliminate him quietly instead of immediately executing him, as many other plotters were. Rommel was given a choice between committing suicide, in return for assurances that his reputation would remain intact and that his family would not be persecuted following his death, or facing a trial that would result in his disgrace and execution; he chose the former and committed suicide using a cyanide pill.[8] Rommel was given a state funeral, and it was announced that he had succumbed to his injuries from the strafing of his staff car in Normandy.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Rommel

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      • Zimbalistjunior says:

        Good news. Strzok Page texts indicate the whole investigation was a fraud. See best outcome text pre meeting with hrc.

        Also rethink what comey et al said about the legal basis for charging her. Rethink what installation of server by its very self says as to intent. Connect to Berger and Deutsch cases.

        If you carry out every single file (physical) from a secure office into non secure location and there are guaranteed by the nature of your job that some of the files will be classified, is this not proof of intent?

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        • Rhoda R says:

          You don’t need to prove intent, just that the actions compromised classified information. Having the server – and an unsecured one at that – in her basement is sufficient to convict her. I don’t think that much more is needed but the discovery of documents that ranged from Sensitive to Special Access Require found from her computer are just icing on the cake.

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          • Perot Conservative says:

            Yes. So will the IG report just review the FBI / DOJ coverup?

            Or will they also address the illegal server, deletions, destruction, etc.??

            Sara Carter says report thorough, no criminal referrals. Ugh. Possibly one or more?

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    • deepdivemaga says:

      Horowitz is investigating how the FBI/DOJ investigated the Email scandal.. not the scandal itself. If it is ultimately shown that they committed a criminal act, then I would guess that they would reopen the email probe altogether.

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      • Konamon says:

        What year would that be?

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        Did I dream it? Or did Session announce some time ago that the DOJ/FBI was reopening the Hillary email/server/classified info investigation? I swear I read that some months back…

        “Is this the real life, is this just fantasy?
        Caught in a landslide no escape from reality…”

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        • deepdivemaga says:

          I had the same thought, but I believe we are thinking of the Investigation into the Clinton Foundation. BUT, I will still check 🙂

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          • Sylvia Avery says:

            I definitely remember the bit about the Clinton Foundation. I think that announcement came first, but I swear I remember something about reopening the investigation into the Clinton email deal.

            One of the things that surprised me was it seemed, like everything else Sessions says or does (unless it involves pot) to drop instantly into a black hole. No discussion, nothing other than a moment’s attention, and it is rarely or never mentioned again. Really the oddest phenomenon for a public figure.

            Perhaps the MSM can only hold about three thoughts in their mind at one time so if it isn’t Russia, porn queens, or the daily “other” Trump stories (Melania’s shoes, Trump is crazy and the 25th Amendment will save us, Trump is getting us into a war, whatever) things get no media attention.

            OR maybe my memory is faulty.

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            • deepdivemaga says:

              Sessions does this intentionally, and he has told us he wants it to be like that. “I am going back to the old style of justice where the general public has no idea what is happening behind the scenes.” I’m paraphrasing, but the gist of it was that he wants to keep all his his cards close to his chest under the right time. Remember how long they kept Huber secret? They did that for a reason, and not until Sessions was ready did he tell us about him.

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              • Sylvia Avery says:

                Yes, and I personally think it is an excellent way for an AG to comport himself.

                I remember fairly early on maybe just a month or two after Sessions was confirmed, someone pretty noteworthy (although I can’t recall who!) was saying on TV that Sessions or the AG’s media advisors aren’t serving the President well because they should be out there in front of the cameras making statements and defending him

                I could see the point. Holder had been out there flapping his yap on a daily basis when he was AG. My heart really wanted Sessions to be taking it to the media in defense of the President daily.

                But my head said, “Nope. No way. We don’t need some grand standing Gloria Allred publicity hound as AG” and I still think that is the best strategy.

                I still yearn for some big bad loud PDJT defender to be out there hogging the cameras and making brilliant arguments defending him in the court of public opinion. But that shouldn’t be our AG.

                In addition to it being a choice Sessions has made to be quiet and operate under the radar I think it is also his personal style. He is being true to who he is.

                And even more, I think he could probably strip nekkid and stand at the top of the Capitol Steps and scream who he is going to indict for what and the media would ignore him. He just has such a quiet mousy dull manner that they just kind of look right past him. Almost like he has Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak.

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        • litenmaus says:

          Sylvia, I think you might be thinking of FBI Director Wray’s comments before the House Judiciary Committee where he stated that Hillary’s email case could possibly be reopened after the IG’s investigation was completed.

          http://wjla.com/news/nation-world/wray-fbi-could-reopen-clinton-investigation-after-independent-review

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          • Sylvia Avery says:

            TY. I think you are correct, I think this may well be exactly what I was thinking about now that you have reminded me. It was Wray that talked about it not Sessions. Appreciate you posting this!!

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  15. Jim in TN says:

    Bet they spied on everybody last time too. And Bernie Sanders this time.

    There is nobody Obama was not willing to spy on. Reporters. Congressmen. Judges. Nobody.

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  16. FofBW says:

    So now, according to Sundance, we have reached an inflection point and moved into justification for all their illegal activity.

    Typical liberal BS. They never considered the consequences, but it is ok to break the law…..in our warped view of the world.

    Sorry! Rule of Law prevails!!

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  17. FofBW says:

    Thread from Sundance Twitter regarding the justification stage.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      That is what the NYTimes article from yesterday was about… the justification and spin cycle.

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    • Konamon says:

      AKA the backpedal.

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      Bongino is on the same page ss SD. He covers this in his podcast today. He is on fire about the NY Slimes.

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    • Steve in Lewes says:

      Yep, I just read that! SD’s tweets 19, 20, and 21 were obvious contradictions for justification of this surveillance. Contacts with Russians were the justifications but why only in the Trump campaign!!
      So my counter thought to the whiny liberals and NYT: if contacts with a foreign country perceived to be the enemy is all the justification in the world to get surveillance, then PDJT, DOJ/ FBI can now get surveillance on Obama, Kerry, Clinton, and any of those other liberals meeting with Iran and other Countries to undermine the killing of the Iran deal and the calling to expel our diplomats!

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  18. DanO64 says:

    Seems to me what Sally Norman Yates and Jimmy the Weasel Comey were actually doing was “business as usual.” There was a purpose Old Sally wouldn’t let the IG go snooping around in her department. No way. We are Special. Every thing is now open for review. The Big Ugly.

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  19. Leaks from IG report
    Tom Fitton reported the ” There is a reasonable evidence that the FBI violated Federal Criminal Statutes in the Hillary Email case “

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  20. Harry Lime says:

    If Republicans in the House can’t offer better proposals and policy and motivation than this high energy demon then they are completely lost…but my money is still on Republicans as feckless as they may be. This sad display from the Minority leader is just pathetic…she seems to be running out of demon fuel…

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  21. Countrywatch says:

    Treepers, see information drops by Q no. 668 onwards. These have just come in. Interesting comment about Huber being appointed then reappointed. I don’t understand that. Note the “Trust Sessions, Huber, Horowitz, Wray and Kansas (Pompeo).
    https://qanonmap.bitbucket.io/

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    • Countrywatch says:

      Anonymous posters can be referenced by Q and linked to one of his posts. All the links are replies by Anons.
      Also D5 = avalanche.
      (The cruising at 40,000 ft is a reference to earlier post some months ago when it was not possible to cruise at that altitude metaphorically (for some reason or other). I had only just started reading Q drops then so wasn’t sure of significance of that).

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    • Sauce says:

      I just assumed its just making the point that Zero appointed him and he was re appointed by PDJT……meaning they cant claim partisanship … Insulating him in the same way Sessions is by his recusal and apparent lack of effort (on the surface) if your in the Trust Sessions camp.

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  22. Konamon says:

    After the IG report the response…Is that all? They will bury it in two days.

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  23. duchess01 says:

    News | The White House – 05/16/2018 and 05/17/2018

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/

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  24. Countrywatch says:

    Paul Sperry twitter worth looking at: Paul Sperry‏ @paulsperry_ · 24m24 minutes ago.
    “The media elite are now forever part of the Deep State. They are complicit in the cover-up of political espionage by the intelligence community. There is no going back for them”.

    Also:
    Paul Sperry‏ @paulsperry_ · 1h1 hour ago
    As the IG prepares to release his next report, Sally Yates is suddenly animated & agitated. She is tweet-storming against Trump, giving speeches bashing Trump, and spinning her role in the investigations in the New York Times. Yates appears worried about something ahead of report

    Paul Sperry @paulsperry_
    Sally Yates keeps reappearing in the political espionage scandal. Now we know her aide Matthew Axelrod called FBI HQ to demand NY agents back off Clinton Foundation probe during 2016 campaign. Yates also signed a FISA spy warrant on Page & got Flynn fired:

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  25. SR says:

    These reports, discussions, tweets and analysis are good and we all become attorney in last 18 months but it’s all waste if there is no indictment in FBI/DOJ/HRC and other folks in previous administration. All these info is not news in DC and fake msm world but indictment will be news if happens. It’s too long wait or all us.

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  26. Bravo! Dead on target!

    EXCERPTS: “I have to confess that all of this talk about sexual harassment of women is driving me a bit crazy. I also know that it is getting more and more risky to speak out against the established narrative as presented to us by the national thought police.”

    “In all of the cackling about equality, and equal rights I find it amusing that we allow the fall-back position of so many “strong” women to be “he harassed me.” Sex was designed to be a participatory exercise and in a nation that now declares all “genders” equal how are women able to get away with playing the role of the helpless, weaker victim in this charade of sexual victimization?”

    “I wonder how many of the “strong” women that Lauer “victimized” took his bait in hopes of trading a little affection for a possible career boost. Sex is often about power and you will never convince me that modern professional women are not aware of the power that lies a few inches below their belly button. For every woman that was appalled by Lauer’s advances, there were probably ten who swallowed the hook.

    Puhleeze…spare me the “he took advantage of me” sob stories. I was in attendance at the Million Woman March in Washington and I saw a boo-coo number of signs extolling “P-ssy Power.” (Those were their words, not mine.) So, evidently, our feline friends understand a bit more than they let on about the concealed weapon they carry in their pantsuits.

    Look, folks, as much as we would like to we cannot have it both ways. We can’t have our cake and eat it too. How in the world can the “liberated” American female cry inequality while holding the power of sex like the sword of Damocles of their male co-workers? Sorry to be so pig-headed, but I think men deserve better treatment than that.”

    “Let me drop another truth crumb and then you are free to hurl your epithets my way. Modesty is a thing of the past in America. When fornication has become nothing more than another social activity it is apparent that women are not always offended by WHAT a man says to her in the workplace, but rather WHO the man is that says it. If she likes the dude it is flirting. If she doesn’t, it is harassment.”

    https://freedomoutpost.com/is-sexual-exploitation-a-one-way-street/

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  27. deepdivemaga says:

    Gina Haspel is confirmed!!

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  28. Pam says:

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  29. distracted2 says:

    NYTimes is reporting Gina Haspell has been confirmed.

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  30. Pam says:

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  31. Bob Thoms says:

    I always read Gateway P with a suspicious mind…………this reporting is maddening, if true.

    Deep State FBI Started Spying on Mike Flynn for $45,000 Russian Speech — But NOT on Bill Clinton for $500,000 Russian Speech

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/05/__trashed-8/

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  32. litlbit2 says:

    For way to long we the electorate has been put last in line for all things American as the selected few have relished in spending opm promoting how great of a businessman they are projected to be through hidden corruption in which all msm and politicians labored.

    Now has come the time through much patience to get on with making MAGA. President Trump has allowed many politicians, news puppets(msm) to exposed their stupidity and allow most snowflakes see their evil agenda. Those that do not are mentally deficient.

    Nobody except a few GOPe, dnc, snowflakes, MSM fools believe their fake, lying fables presented as news. They are beating a dead drum, game over, for the NYT, NYP, etc to join the motto. Old soldiers never die they just fade away. To be listed as residents of free room and board of a 6×8 at Gitmo.

    Stupid is as stupid does. As the puppet readers names become fodder for outhouses.

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  33. CNN = Hillary wing of the Democratic Socialist Party
    MSNBC = Bernie wing of the Democratic Socialist Party
    FOX = Mitt Romney wing of the Republican Uniparty
    CTH = Patriotic Party of America
    Hey Sundance, when do we get a cable news channel?

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  34. Pam says:

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  35. PremAmerica says:

    Kill by a thousand cuts…… That’s the strategy for the IG Report.

    If it is released all at once, it’ll be huge newd for a couple of days and then disappear.

    This way, each day brings out a different crime or corruption. The full impact will occur over a 2 to 3 week period.

    Then the IG Report will drop. Then will come Congressional hearings.

    Then the Huber indictments will begin.

    Viagra for the soul. That’s what this will be. Viagra for the soul.

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  39. SJM says:

    Judicial Watch Obtains Emails Showing Podesta Group’s Work for Pro-Russia Ukrainian Political Party

    MAY 17, 2018

    Emails show then-Obama White House Counselor John Podesta Lobbying on behalf of the Podesta Group

    (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today released new documents from the U.S. Department of State showing the Podesta Group working on behalf of the pro-Russia Ukrainian political group “Party of Regions.” The new documents also show then-Obama White House Counsel John Podesta lobbying on behalf of his brother’s firm.

    Judicial Watch obtained the documents in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department filed on November 20, 2017, (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:17-cv-02489)). The lawsuit was filed after the State Department failed to respond to a September 13, 2017, FOIA request for:

    All records of communication between any official, employee, or representative of the Department of State and any principal, employee, or representative of Podesta Group, Inc.
    All records produced related to any meetings or telephonic communications between any official, employee, or representative of the Department of State and any principal, employee, or representative of Podesta Group, Inc.
    All records regarding the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine.
    The FOIA request covers the timeframe of January 1, 2012 to the present.
    A March 28, 2013, email from now-Deputy Executive Secretary in the Office of the Secretary of State Baxter Hunt shows the Podesta Group, led by Tony Podesta, a Clinton bundler and brother of Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman John Podesta, represented the Party of Regions, a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine.

    In the March 2013 email, to a number of officials including then-U.S. Foreign Service Officer John Tefft (who would go on to be U.S. Ambassador to Russia in 2014) and State Department director for the Office of Eastern Europe Alexander Kasanof, Hunt writes:

    See below, I also stressed to them the need for GOU to take concrete steps to get new SBA with IMF and avoid PFC/loss of GSP. Podesta Group is noted among host of Ukraine lobbyists in article I’ll forward in article on low side.

    Ben Chang and Mark Tavlarides of the Podesta Group, which is representing the Party of Regions, told us they were working with Klyuyev on a visit he plans to make to Washington in early May. They are working to broaden the POR’s contacts on the Hill, including setting up a meeting for Klyuyev with Chris Smith, and have advised Kyiv to stop trying to justify their actions against Tymoshenko in Washington. They also noted that during his recent meeting with former EC President Prodi, HFAC Chairman Ed Royce said that Congress would not be enacting sanctions legislation against Ukraine.
    The Party of Regions served as the pro-Kremlin political base for Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia in 2014.

    Like Paul Manafort, who is currently under indictment in the errant special counsel Russia investigation, the Podesta Group had to retroactively file Foreign Agent Registration Act disclosures with the Justice Department for Ukrainian-related work. The filing states that the Podesta group provided for the nonprofit European Centre for a Modern Ukraine “government relations and public relations services within the United States and Europe to promote political and economic cooperation between Ukraine and the West. The [Podesta Group] conducted outreach to congressional and executive branch offices, members of the media, nongovernmental organizations and think tanks.” Unlike Manafort and his partner Rick Gates, the Mueller special counsel operation hasn’t indicted anyone from the Podesta Group.

    Also, the new emails show then-Obama White House Counselor John Podesta, lobbying on behalf of the Podesta Group’s efforts to secure a maintenance facility from Jet Blue and Lufthansa for Puerto Rico.

    In a June 27, 2013, email former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and current New Jersey Gov. Philip D. Murphy writes to John Podesta, Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs at the American Embassy in Berlin Seth Winnick, and others:

    Jet Blue and Lufthansa are considering 2 locations for a maintenance center – Puerto Rico or Mexico. The Governor of PR wants this badly. The question is can we get to LH at the right levels to make the case. Either John or colleague OR John’s brother Tony or colleague will get to us with more details.

    Winnick then writes to John Podesta: “Washington alerted us to this advocacy issue and we are on it. Phil will try to connect in the next few days and we will follow up.”

    Later that day, in an email sent to his brother Tony Podesta and Winnick, John Podesta writes: “Thanks Seth. The Governor is a friend of mine. My brother Tony represents Puerto Rico and will follow up with details.”

    Winnick replies to John and Tony Podesta: “Happy to help on this one. I think we have the details we need for now from SelectUSA at Commerce but will come back if any issues arise.”

    Puerto Rico was selected by the airlines for the facility to service A320s in 2014.

    Judicial Watch is waiting to hear on any additional documents the State Department may produce in response to the FOIA lawsuit about the Podesta Group.

    “By the standards of the Mueller special counsel operation, these emails alone would have been enough for the Podestas to have been hauled before a grand jury or worse,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These emails are a stark reminder that the Mueller’s special counsel operation seems more interested in the alleged foreign ties of the Trump team, rather than Hillary Clinton’s (and Barack Obama’s) associates.”

    https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-emails-showing-podesta-groups-work-pro-russia-ukrainian-political-party/

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    • fanbeav says:

      Don’t do it! Trap!

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    • FofBW says:

      IMO, PT is up to something here.

      Even Rudy said yesterday that they would be the laughing stock of every lawyer in the country if he did an interview. Then said PT wants to set the record straight.

      So who knows. Over my pay grade.

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Mueller is losing leverage, and this sounds like PR spin because Mueller is starting to be put on defense by Rudy. That’s why Rudy is attacking.

      Also, when the IG reports start to drop (and more information comes out, period, as it is on the spying done on the Trump campaign), people will further turn on Mueller and the witch hunt.

      The only thing the coup has is Mueller, and their goal is to get a document that can be used to put Trump under impeachment threat/recommendation via perjury trap/fake obstruction. That can only be credibly done after an interview.

      Without that interview, the case isn’t going anywhere (despite a “he committed obstruction!” report that might be issued).

      Now, the walls are closing in via the leaking information and the coming IG report. The coup is being outed. So if they can’t “get” Trump fast, the demand for Mueller to stand down based upon a corrupt investigation and prosecution is going to grow.

      Finally, Mueller is getting put on defense. We still have a long way to go here, but the tide appears to be starting to turn in Trump’s favor.

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    • bosscook says:

      Number 1 question he wants to ask: “Will you pardon me if I sing?”

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    • piper567 says:

      not gonna happen…

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    • Robert Smith says:

      A bad choice if Trump ever sits down for any interview.

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  47. stella says:

    Robert Mueller’s Flock Shooting Fiasco

    https://amgreatness.com/2018/05/17/robert-muellers-flock-shooting-fiasco/

    The first anniversary of this “investigation to nowhere” finally revealed the real character of Special Counsel Robert Mueller with a stunning series of blunders. It turns out Mueller isn’t really a dreaded “witch hunter,” much less Inspector Javert. Mueller instead turns out to be Elmer Fudd.

    Fudd’s declared target, Daffy Duck, lost no sleep over his murderous intentions. Elmer Fudd was a flock hunter. Lacking the ability to aim and hit a target, he would aim at the whole flock of birds overhead, assuming something just had to fall. It might be a bluebird, a whooping crane, or a California condor for that matter, but none could doubt the seriousness of his intentions. At least some feathers were ruffled, even if his accidental casualties had little chance of being edible.

    The only reason anyone could be surprised, given Mueller’s record of frequent failures as a prosecutor and as Director of the FBI throughout his career, is that he has somehow managed to delude intelligent people into thinking that with his blue-chip credentials, he was not only competent but even able. The latest to spread this delusion, ironically in the middle of a fine article raising yet another question about a Mueller conflict of interest, is John Solomon who refers to “his record of distinguished government service.” …

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  48. Cathy M. says:

    3:30 edt
    Breaking: Horowitz Makes Referral For CRIMINAL Prosecution In FBI/DOJ Handling of Clinton Case…

    https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-boom-horowitz-refers-deep-state-actors-for-criminal-prosecution/

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