Senator Ron Johnson Questions: “Sensitive Matters Team” – New Emails Show FBI and DOJ Discussing Dossier Briefing For CNN Release…

The footnotes in a letter from Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (full pdf below) outline a series of previously unknown emails between top FBI and DOJ officials as they discuss the Steele Dossier and prepare for a release by CNN.

The emails show that hours before FBI Director James Comey briefed President-Elect Trump on the dossier, Comey’s chief-of-staff James Rybicki e-mailed staff that Director Comey “is coming into HQ briefly now for an update from the sensitive matter team.”

On January 8th, 2017, two days after the Comey briefing, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe wrote an e-mail to top FBI officials (James Comey, James Rybicki, David Bowdich and Michael Kortan), with the subject: “Flood is coming.”

47 minutes later Andrew McCabe then emails across the street to Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and her deputy assistant Matthew Axelrod.  Andrew McCabe uses the subject line “News” in his e-mail to alert the Main Justice officials.

The letter from Senator Johnson then goes on to outline how CNN reported breaking news of the dossier on January 10th, using the ‘hook’ created by a leak of the briefing Comey gave to president-elect Trump.  CNN headlined their report: “Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him.”  A few hours later, BuzzFeed News published the contents of the “Steele dossier.”

Within the letter Senator Johnson asks Director Chris Wray to provide a list of all members of the “sensitive matters team” referenced by James Rybicki.  Additionally, Johnson requests Wray to provide all details about how FBI officials “first learned that media outlets, including CNN, may have possessed the Steele dossier.”

From the footnotes we can see the emails were first obtained by the Justice Department Office of Inspector General (Michael Horowitz) and turned over to the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

What makes this interesting is the emails are: all post-election; all seemingly unrelated to any of the three known primary IG investigative inquiries; and all provided by the OIG to congress, without prior request (that we know of).  Much like the Page/Strzok text message release, this email release seems specifically intended to spur further congressional inquiry, and broaden the general public awareness.

Why would IG Horowitz send these to congress?  Well, there’s not much he can do with them.  All of the outlined participants/recipients are no longer within the DOJ or FBI except David Bowditch (now Asst. Director under Wray); however, they do provide an expanded awareness and understanding of the post-election ‘small group‘ activity.

Here’s the full letter:

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843 Responses to Senator Ron Johnson Questions: “Sensitive Matters Team” – New Emails Show FBI and DOJ Discussing Dossier Briefing For CNN Release…

  1. wheatietoo says:

    “the sensitive matters team” …?

    Okay, now ^^this^^ seems more like a code name that these conspirators would come up with…moreso than that ridiculous ‘crossfire hurricane’.
    I still think they made that one up in the last few weeks.

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    • MM says:

      Doesn’t this just frost your butt?
      The more we find out the madder I get………..
      This explains Pulse Night Club, Boston Marathon and many other terrorist attacks……..
      Too busy with illegal schemes against good hard working American’s to do their job.
      Tear them all down……….

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      • wheatietoo says:

        I’m sure doing-their-job was a real nuisance for them.

        It got in the way of their ‘mission’…which was covert political espionage and manufacturing false evidence.

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        • nobodysfool says:

          Great comments, wheatietoo.

          This release of emails is described here as being done to invite more Congressional investigation and public awareness.

          I prefer the philosophy that cuts right to the chase— this was the last ditch effort to thwart the Inauguration of Donald Trump. Their crimes failed to deny him the nomination, their crimes failed to deny him the election. One last desperate measure, a Plan C, an insurance policy of keeping his hand off his mother’s Bible was to come at him with the lying, stinking sack of filth known as the dossier and the hope that the threat of the CNN Sucks Network making it all breaking news would be the final blow to break this man that 63+ million Americans believed was unbreakable.

          These lying seditionists failed to study up on their intended victim. Donald Trump has dealt with their kind everyday in the business world. He is impervious to lies, threats, scams, highway robbery and the bribery attempts from lost souls known as porn stars.

          When Donald Trump accepted the nomination, he lanced up in the armor of God. The Swamp Rats in both parties, in the media and in foreign governments should have quaked at the sound of his name, they should have seen that his was going to be a presidential run and a victory like none other. Instead, their ‘secret society’, their ‘small group’ worked on into the night calculating and plotting.

          Today, they are exposed and laid bare. Instead of humble contrition, they flop and gasp for air like the yellow bellied carp they are, having been pulled from murky waters and left to their fates, tossed onto land in bright sunshine.

          All the King’s horses and all the King’s men and all the brilliant conniving of the Val Jar’s can’t put their schemes back together again. Sure, they rush to microphones now, claiming it’s improper to ask the questions, to name names. They deny what’s being revealed to the American people, what really was going on while the former occupant of the Oval Office played golf and he and his wife spent millions entertaining the entertainers that were tasked with carrying the water, spreading the lies and keeping the curtains drawn. All those extravagant Wednesday night soirées billed to taxpayers were done to keep the loyalists loyal and in line. All those appearances on entertainment shows were meant to build a brand for themselves and build the firewall around their secrets and another 10 feet higher.

          As for the rest of America, those that love this land, die to defend it, raise our flag with tears in our eyes, well, we aren’t going to stand for this stench and lawlessness anymore.

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        • NYGuy54 says:

          Amazing that people like that controlled government. Incredibly evil people.

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          • G. Combs says:

            The brown matter floats to the top of the septic tank and unfortunately the same can be said for politics, education, entertainment ,’news’and in many cases international corporations.

            Unfortunately Honesty, Integrity and a Conscience are now a major ‘liability’ that will ‘hold you back’ from advancing past mid level management.

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            • NYGuy54 says:

              I try to teach my son about integrity, honor and love for this country and all he gets to see is this nonsense. Thank goodness he listens to me.

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            • Michael says:

              Actually the SCUM floats to the top and it is hard to break up and pump out.
              Most appropriate I would say. ;-(

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      • Piggy says:

        Yep, tear it down. The FBI does nothing.

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      • David A says:

        “the sensitive matters team”

        A very good name for a group of criminal elitist snow flakes.

        It is gratifying to watch their meltdowns.

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    • sundance says:

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      “the sensitive matters team”…. The small group ?

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      “the sensitive matters team”…. The small group ?

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      You are spot on, Wheatie. Crossfire Hurricane has never rung true to me. Something too cutesy by half made up at the last minute. Besides I can’t imagine any of those stiffs ever listening to the Rolling Stones.

      But sensitive matters team? Oh yeah. Suitably bland, banal, and boring–the ultimate bureaucratese.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        A code name like ‘crossfire hurricane’ would’ve attracted too much curiosity and attention.

        There’s no way they could have kept it secret from the ‘normals’.

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        • Ldave says:

          I bet Crossfire Hurricane was the CIA operation. The name has a CIA ring to it.

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          • farrier105 says:

            No, I can tell it is FBI all the way. I have heard others that sound the same way, like “PATCON,” “Patriot Conspiracy” back in the Clinton Administration. That op might have led to the Murrah Building bombing either by bumbling or contrivance.

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      • steph_gray says:

        I agree with both of you that it’s recently made up. My evidence is that it was evidently nowhere in the DumbStruck/Page texts. And I simply can’t imagine little Peter not using it endlessly, thinking he was so cool – he would have been begging Lisa to call him her Jumpin Jack Flash. 😆

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Yes, and it also feels like this is being drawn out for an extraordinary amount of dithering. Parsing……trivial……drivel. There is nothing exciting about the pace of this mess or the feeling of mass manipulation.

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    • Konamon says:

      The HQ Special.

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    • jessetmims says:

      Re: “that ridiculous ‘crossfire hurricane’.
      I still think they made that one up in the last few weeks.”

      You may be right. There seems to be a lot of effort being made to create a certain mundanity about the process of choosing Code Names; particularly, Crossfire Hurricane…

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    • Bastiat says:

      I think Crossfire Hurricane was redacted in the Strozk-Page texts, but it fits in there when they’re talking about the codename.

      Also, crossfire hurricane is from Jumpin Jack Flash, a Rolling Stones Song. Trump played “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” at his rallies.

      He knew the whole time.

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      • dawndoe says:

        Or, maybe they countered Trump’s Rolling Stones song with their own reference, not sure which came first.

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      • ThyWillBeDone says:

        According to Sara Carter: “The lyrics were used as the title for the 1986 comedy Jumpin’ Jack Flash, about a British spy who turns over valuable data to an unsuspecting American woman, Whoopi Goldberg’s character, after being pursued by the Russians. Sound a little familiar?”

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      • Lemmy says:

        It was probably chosen because of this line about being mentored by HRC: “I was raised by a toothless bearded hag.”

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      • 7delta says:

        Regardless of when they chose the name for their OP, it’s apropos. They sought to ensure Jumpin’ Jack would merely be a flash. 

        From the beginning of Trump’s campaign, I wondered why he chose that song. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Great tune, but I wondered about the message it sent…until Trump’s first post-election rally when it finally dawned on my slow self that the message wasn’t intended for us.

        It’s their “Biggest Mistake.” Jumpin’ Jack is no flash. He’s a steady flame they have inadvertently funneled the oxygen needed for him…and us…to burst into a wildfire that’s sweeping across this country…and the world. No, they can’t always get what they want…but America, and hopefully the world, will this time.

        Their “19th Nervous Breakdown” is here. “It Must Be Hell.”

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        • David A says:

          Yes, and Trump was perhaps calling their corrupted history
          a mere flash, once again turning the tables on the fake news – fake patriots – real criminals.

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    • AKM says:

      The letters CH appear in the redacted Strzok – Page texts. If it refers to Crossfire Hurricane, the name was created in 2016. Other texts refer to a codename for a project.

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      • steph_gray says:

        Ah, okay, thanks, I stand corrected. Did not think about initials or redactions.

        SO hmm, that silly and embarrassing name was redacted for exactly WHAT vital national security reason? /s

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      • wheatietoo says:

        I saw one passage that had CHS in the text…and then CH in a following text.

        CHS could refer to ‘Confidential Human Source’.
        Then shortened to ‘Confidential Human’.

        The context of the conversation would be more in keeping with Confidential Human Source as the meaning of those initials.
        The FBI even has a ‘Confidential Human Source Manual’.

        https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/testimony/improving-our-confidential-human-source-program

        Strzok was referring to CHS as though it were some sort of drudgery that he was having to do.

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    • Peter Rabbit says:

      The Day of Reckoning, a/k/a The IG Report, keeps getting pushed out, about 6 months in total, if we see it in June 2018. If indictments do not soon follow, the big opportunity before the Mid-Terms will be lost… Maybe forever, if Dems take control of both houses of Congress, though Senate will be hard for Dems to win.

      POTUS “3D Chess” moves need to pick into high gear now, if they exist. The White Hats play seemingly for victory but the Gentlemen’s Rules of Engagement for them play right into the hands play of the Deep State. We need to see meaningful indictments against the top players SOON, and then be shown how the 3D moves were made by VSGPDJT. Not sure if there is anyone to trust in DIJ/FBI who has any real authority or cojones. POTUS appears to be single-handedly leading the charge, a rare occurrence for a Commander in Chief, but required in this case.

      Where are President Trump’s killers to assist him in this that are the equivalent to his World Class financial team headed by Secs. Mnuchin and Ross? Answer: They don’t exist.

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      • Ldave says:

        Gotta be careful though. If POTUS or any white hats mention the urgency due to midterm elections the MSM will pounce on that. They’ll compare it to comets announcement regarding the Weiner laptop, just before an election.

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      • CirclinTheDrain says:

        It isn’t just one report. We already have the first, and McCabe was referred for prosecution. The second about the FBI HRC email (non)investigation has been released for review, which means we the public will probably see it next week. The third is the DOJ/FBI spying/politization, which we do not know when we will see it but I’m sure it will be before November IMHO.

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      • Mark McQueen says:

        I don’t put much stock in the idea that MAGA mid-term success hinges on indictments.

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      • Oldschool says:

        Trump knew his way around in the world of finance and trade. His appointees in this area prove that. In the political world, he is at a disadvantage. He relies on corrupt, two faced advisors. We can hope he is developing a better sense of who’s who in this world.

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    • Pogo1000 says:

      “Crossfire Hurricane” sounds much like it’s either a Taiwanese rock group or a new buzzword created by the Climate-change propagandists.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      I hear they met at the “Honeycomb Hideout”

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    • David A says:

      “the sensitive matters team”

      A very good name for a group of criminal elitist snow flakes.

      It is gratifying to watch their meltdowns.

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    • Strzok: “And hi. Went well, best we could have expected. Other than (REDACTED) quote: ‘the White House is running this.’ My answer, ‘well, maybe for you they are.’ And of course, I was planning on telling this guy, thanks for coming, we’ve got an hour, but with Bill (Priestap) there, I’ve got no control.”

      Page: “Yeah, whatever. We’ve got the emails that say otherwise.”

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  2. MM says:

    This just keeps getting deeper and deeper…
    These people really do need to be stripped of all their wealth and thrown in prison for life………
    Look at all the damage done to innocent people, they destroyed people with their corrupt ways…
    Who can trust the government and the FBI/DOJ/CIA at this time?

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    • Turranos says:

      Yes. yes and YES!

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    • Keebler ac says:

      The CIA during the Vietnam War unleashed the most sinister psyops using their POWs to conduct germ warfare and later experimented on them with cyber mind control. The program was ended but to this day there are still non-military or paramilitary people who got their hands on gang stalking technology using EMF the silent assassin. It’s very awful and President Trump needs to investigate this use. I’ve been reading up since knowing about Mueller and the deep state. Now I know why McCain left all those POWs behind and now is such a rabid character against Trump finding out what went on. I’m so glad PDT didn’t get drafted into that war.

      I’m worried McCain may have gang stalked Melania’s health using his perps to get back at Trump. I’m worried for Barron and the the President too.

      It’s important to raise awareness about this issue of cyber stalking and sinister electronic warfare so that it can be stopped. There’s a bunch of material on mind control by the CIA starting in the 1950s!

      Ground yourselves! Get faraday for your rooms with paint and silver mesh and ground the room the current to mother earth. Tinfoil is no longer a joke…silver and copper are even better!

      Everyone, please get the word out to PDJT. The secret societies at the CIA, FBI and DOJ, and their spin offs too, has to stop!

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      • fred5678 says:

        Per your screen name, do you recommend using AC over DC?

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        • Keebler ac says:

          Lol 😁

          The AC refers to After Christ, and I recommend this over the other two although grounding your living space through AC/DC is also a next best option. Metal to shoe is also good. Ceramics flooring is a better than synthetics. 😄

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        Funny you mentioned such. I was just asking myself if they’re putting something into the water to achieve this level of compliance.

        Many of us have known about what is now being called “the deep state” for decades, but it is astounding to discover just how many low-level, otherwise normal worker bees would not only sell out their souls for risky ventures which ultimately gain them nothing, but also genuinely seem to believe their seditious acts are justified.

        The level of anti-Americanism in our own gov’t, from top to bottom, is unfathomable.

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        • TheLastDemocrat says:

          It is not something in the water. It is something in our schools. Communism. Ever since the Frankfurt School came over to USA.

          In the 1980s, I took my required Government class for my college degree. The professor – a doctoral student or early career prof / lecturer, taught largely about voting attitude formation, and change of voting attitude / party preference. This was empirical social science stuff, but was provided in the context of Erich Fromm theory – EF was one of the Frankfurt School guys. Bottom line of this prof’s message was that conservative people are conservative to guard against insecurity and so want to be part of a big sheeple group, while enlightened progressives want to vote for good ideas and leaders who make better appeals to concrete values and actions.

          On different content, my Intro to Sociology prof was a grad student who also conveyed “progressive” themes. There was one Young Conservative in that class, who often raised objections to anti-capitalism ideas, etc. But that was the only opposition. The rest of us were thrilled to learn how the Big Corporations were controlling media and our lives, etc.

          This, among more worthwhile instruction, is where things were at then. I was at the end of when college was not total SJW. After that, they switched to requiring different SJW classes, world politics classes, having a required “philosophy” or man’s impact on earth” class. All while avoiding civics and basic economics. That marks the point where entire generations are brainwashed.

          It has not been something in the water. It has been something in the classroom.

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        • Keebler ac says:

          Someone posted a CNN voice to skull video where the subject used google by thinking it. I thought it was a joke but voice to skull is actually what black ops used for their false flag massacres.

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      • Oldschool says:

        A chilling post keebler. My gut has had a bad feeling about FLOTUS from the first report. Having medical background, the pieces don’t fit. Of course I don’t have the details, nor am I always right. I will be relieved when we see our First Lady again.

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        • Keebler ac says:

          The more people are aware of this black ops the less power they have. The targetting appears to have been exponentially risen and powered by drug money, prostitution, corrupt governent and rich private sectors. McCain is both, rich through his wife and deep state. Boycott Lockheed, an enabler, aerospace company used by Obama admin and is essentially simliar to a globalist multinational.

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    • nobodysfool says:

      Who can trust them? Not a single one of us. Tell your dog not to trust them either.

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  3. starfcker says:

    I’m sure it means nothing, but I’m struck by the precise use of language. “Sensitive matter”, in this case. Didn’t Comey use the words “sensitivity of the matter” in his little moment with Congresswoman Stefanik. And Comey’s testimony that Loretta Lynch had ordered him to refer to it as “a matter”, not an investigation. Comey is nothing if not obedient.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Excellent point! Nice catch.

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      • nimrodman says:

        “Didn’t Comey use the words “sensitivity of the matter” in his little moment with Congresswoman Stefanik.”

        Exactly
        Yes he did.

        It always sounded like an odd phrase to me. With no other context it would cause anyone to wonder “what’s sensitive? What’s he talking about?” Too bad Stefanik didn’t ask precisely that follow-up question.

        Perhaps more than a well-chosen phrase, it was more an ingrained “vernacular” or “vocabulary” in the FBI circles. If used routinely to describe something that was “say no more – wink, wink”, then it might have been ingrained in Comey, to the extent he kinda blurted it out.

        Recall he was under some pressure there, having been caught off guard by Stefanik’s question and having to think quick, improvise an answer that appeared to answer the question without revealing too much.

        FBI vernacular – and Comey may have blurted it out almost unconsciously, that particular choice and assembly of words.

        All speculation, of course. I tend to find my own ideas quite compelling.

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        • LOL! Don’t we all!

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        • Lady Sid says:

          Yah, I remember hearing Comey say that, too, and thought it was an odd choice of words for the Director of FBI to use. He’s really just a second-rater in everything he does, so his trying to sound profound is just silly. He was never a field agent, either, so has no deep-down understanding or experience of the (former) workings of the agency.

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          • New Nonna Again!!! says:

            I remember him answering that in the form of a question. He looked very impotent to me there. Not how I imagined a person in his position would answer.

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      • G. Combs says:

        Comey use the words “sensitivity of the matter” answering Congresswoman Stefanik with a rising inflection to his voice that made it sound like he was asking a question.

        it sounded like he was actually saying:
        Does the “sensitivity of the matter” sound like a good excuse?

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          I know. I remember seeing that right after it happened and thinking “WTH??? He sounds like he is checking to see if it is believable or if he is going to be laughed out of the room.” It really was “ear catching” the way he did that.

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          • nimrodman says:

            NewNonna, G Combs, Sylvia – y’all are right on the money with that “question” voice inflection. Forgot about that little detail but now that you’ve described it I recall it clearly. Thanks.

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    • NYGuy54 says:

      The lack of respect for their fellow citizens is profound. We need to flush these people away from our kids.

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  4. theresanne says:

    ‘small group‘ activity…Small people with small souls who didn’t have the decency to step aside and let the winner through. I hope and pray to one day watch the live broadcast of them been taken to prison for treason/conspiracy.

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  5. Let's Pop Smoke says:

    They sure were busy implementing their plan. I wonder if any “real” business was conducted while they schemed and planned. I’ll bet not!

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    • H.R. says:

      Agent to Supervisor:
      “Hey boss, what labor code should I use for my weekly time report?”

      “Oh, use 673; Scheming & Plotting.”

      “Thanks, boss.”

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  6. Former lurker says:

    What foreign agency has done more harm to the United States than the FBI?

    Throw in the CIA, IRS and the State Department and you have an Axis of Evil that has done more damage than any Jihadi hiding in a cave could dare to dream of doing.

    What is the punishment for the attempted murder of freedom on earth? What can they do to regain even a smidgen of trust? What of the media that aided and abetted this foul attempt against the very foundations or our republic?

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    • J Gottfred says:

      “Axis of Evil” I like that. It says it all in three simple words.Furthermore, Bush is going to hate you too for Trumping his phrase, which I think is a good thing….

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    • Betty says:

      Former – everything you wrote is thought provoking but we should add this sentence to the bottom of every comment we post anywhere:

      “What is the punishment for the attempted murder of freedom on earth?”

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “What is the punishment for the attempted murder of freedom on earth?”

        Revelation 20:11  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 
        Rev 20:12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 
        Rev 20:13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 
        Rev 20:14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 
        Rev 20:15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. 

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  7. deqwik2 says:

    Sensitive matters team is undoubtedly the secret society that Johnson said an informant told him about.
    In Jan Sen Johnson mentioned it but then he baked off & the msm made fun of him.

    Headline in WP Jan 25:
    “The GOP’s thoroughly silly ‘secret society’ FBI conspiracy theory”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/25/the-gops-silly-secret-society-conspiracy-theory/?utm_term=.a7720748d71e

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  8. progpoker says:

    Whoever coined the term swamp was dead on the money!

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    • A2 says:

      Yes indeed.

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    • Rhi says:

      When POTUS got in after surveilling the DC swamp for a short time, found it even more malodorous than swamp, “it’s a SEWER!” Time to flush the stench!

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    • Morpheus says:

      D.C. was built on swampland that was not really that useful for either VA or MD…but did have value in
      1. that it was in the South so placing the capitol there could be done as a trade to get Hamilton’s debt assumption passed
      and
      2. Close to land George Washington owned, thereby increasing the value of his estate for his kids and grandkids.

      So yeah, its always been a swamp….

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      • mdaush says:

        According to my ‘way bac kmachine’, transportation then was by horse or walking. Kind of made sense to have the Capitol close to the legislators. They probably weren’t thinking about California, Hawaii or Alaska yet.

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        • 7delta says:

          You’re right, mdaush. Centralization did play the major role in determining the location of the capitol. It was a logical compromise.

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      • 7delta says:

        I guess it was nice that DC was relatively close to Mt. Vernon, as well as to other places, but, as mdaush noted, by horse, it was often still a trip that required more than packing a lunch. Besides, the capitol was in New York City during Washington’s presidential terms.

        From reading the founding generation’s own words about deciding where the capitol would be, I found that just like any time decisions are made by a group of people, there were lots of opinions and compromises made, but I don’t recall Washington figuring out the future value of Mt. Vernon for his kin, in relation to DC’s location. George didn’t have any biological children. Martha Custis was a widow with two, when they married. Her daughter, Polly, died when she was a child. It’s true that Washington loved the Potomac and thought it would be a beautiful setting for DC. He did lobby for a location on the river and its central location. A waterway also had the advantage of easier transportation of materials and goods to build DC.

        Even if there was a financial advantage for Geo. Washington, it was no more or less than it was for anyone else who owned property in the general vicinity. Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania were some of the most well populated areas of the time. The capitol had to go somewhere, so any financial advantage could have been said about the land owners in areas surrounding it, no matter where it was located.

        Also, the wrangling to get the States to relinquish excess land to sell to pay the war debt wasn’t due solely to the southern States or rectified by DC’s location. The northern and New England States had issues that had to be worked out too, but in all cases, the primary concern was about ensuring the land was used to create new States and to prevent the central government from owning any land other than the 10 square miles of DC and those few uses later enumerated in the Constitution for forts, magazines, etc. That’s a ‘nother story, but one worth learning to understand how out of its chains the central government is in owning so much land, especially out west.

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        • Turranos says:

          Out west we have to fight tooth and nail every day to keep the “Freekin’ Feds” from stealing more land.

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          • 7delta says:

            In a government that honored its oath, duty and fidelity to the Constitution and to We, the People, there would be no question that what has been done to western States is wholly unconstitutional. The proponents of the fed. gov’t seizing and holding land often cite the Antiquities Act. Maybury v. Madison, as well as the plain English of the Constitution: If it ain’t Constitutional, it ain’t law. I’m with y’all when you decide stand down the thieves to take your land back. It worked for Illinois, back in the day ,and is why the Midwest’s land isn’t being held as captive as the West’s.

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  9. evergreen says:

    I believe it to be a reliable hunch (we shall see) that, as the emailers comprise such a comfortably secure network across departmental boundaries (code words as lexicon), their immediate superiors at a minimum were also aware of their activities–if not guiding them.

    No way Lynch and Obama were out to lunch on any of this.

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  10. Marygrace Powers says:

    None of the elite “Sensitive Matters Team” will
    be able to WEASEL out of this treasonous web.

    Get ready for GITMO gang/you’re FINISHED.

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    • nimrodman says:

      Yup. Now that their code words are coming into the open, they make for opportunities for further investigation and interrogation such as:

      “Who, exactly, was on this so-called Sensitive Matters Team?”
      “What, exactly, were the Sensitive Matters?”
      “What, exactly, was this so-called Midyear Exam, and who was taking it?”
      … etc

      “Sensitive Matters Team”, indeed.
      Reminds me of Hollywood script artifices such as “Special Victims Unit” (no offense to actual police units with that name, I’m only referring to my superficial notion from the Law and Order TV series).

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  11. J Gottfred says:

    Just when I thought it was safe and no more rabbits could be pulled from the hat for the evening, SD pulls yet another. I’ll never get to sleep!

    Liked by 13 people

    • Maquis says:

      My schedule is getting all out of whack too.

      CTH is creating a mass cirdadian rythym disturbance.

      Liked by 15 people

      • konradwp1 says:

        For the Deep State it’s more like a massive disturbance in the Force. A thousand weasels crying out in terror then suddenly silenced.

        Come out it will.

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      • lotbusyexec says:

        Here you!!! In addition I wish at times this was all in a podcast format so at least I could listen to SD analysis and all of the Treeper’s comments and thoughts while exercising. This whole witchunt has not only been bad for PDJT and every patriotic American but my figure too 😞 I’ll take the expanding waistline and jiggles to ensure justice is restored and to stay informed with this amazing group of God loving American’s and patriots!

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      • fabrabbit says:

        Maquis: I stay up very late (2-3am)at least once a week going through all this; comments, links, refer to a Scribd account I opened… I’m doing more research and studying than I did in grad school!

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  12. Deedee says:

    Jeez! Every day I think it’s gone as low as it can go but this whole scandal gets worse and worse. I just wish someone within the bad actors in FBI would come out and admit the whole thing and expose everyone involved.

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  13. Hillyard says:

    You pretty much had to know with the IG’s release of the texts several months ago and their effect on half of the American public, this release of emails just before the IG’s report being made public, maybe in some way is related. The very lame excuse of “we weren’t spying on Trump, we were protecting him”, is getting smashed before it gets any traction with the release of this evidence of criminality.

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  14. The most massive treason in all American history cannot be resolved by the corrupt judiciary, tainted prosecutors or partisan sheeple juries, but only by military tribunals. These Russiaphobes deserve life, with no parole in Siberian gulags.

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    • Maquis says:

      Russophiles, if their “business” dealings are any indication.

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    • peighton2 says:

      True enough fauxscienceslayer, that we would rather see them dealt with by military tribunals. But remember that these Marxist demons corrupted much of the military ranks too. Didn’t a military court let Bergdahl get off with a wrist slap?

      The head demon fired hundreds of patriotic Generals and Admirals and other officers, and replaced them with corrupted and blackmailed liberals in uniforms. How many of these deep-state swamp monsters are infesting the military the same way they are still infesting all of DC politics?

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    • Phil says:

      Perhaps Trump will be having Nikita Khrushchev turning over in his grave. Khrushchev said “We will bury you, without firing a shot”(paraphrased). Trump is attempting to drain the swamp, filling it in, and burying what’s left in the muck. Who’s burying whom?

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  15. The Devilbat says:

    There would seem to be an urgent need for congress to employ some more imaginative means to get to the truth behind this massive conspiracy of sedition. The black hats are obviously playing for time. They are hoping for a mid term miracle (election rigging) to save their skanky butts.

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  16. evergreen says:

    I remember the initial reporting on the Briefing. It was reported that the dossier was known to media entities for some time but no outlet would break it without some credibility and sourcing or else a “hook” to otherwise make it injectable as newsworthy.

    Also, it is Clapper’s briefing, so one cannot imagine releasing the incoming presidential brief to CNN unless the sitting president is cool with that. Why piss off the boss by being a reckless fool? Ramifications are global. Blowback potential is huge for blindsiding the boss.

    Well, Clapper didn’t piss off his boss; he followed orders.

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  17. teeheeman says:

    Ron Johnson – my WI senator. Very good man and also a highly successful business person. This is his second and final term – he essentially “term limited” himself. Not sure how much Senate Homeland Security Committee can do on this scandal, but I’ll guarantee you Senator Johnson will do everything he can to help get to the bottom of this.

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  18. moonpup says:

    is sessions hard at work in the eye of the hurricane!

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  19. Turranos says:

    What’s that, a little Napalm wafting through the trees in Foggy Bottom. We have to remember that these Rats have done everything in their power, before and after the election to harm our POTUS.
    I say hang ’em high!

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  20. Angel Martin says:

    Why on earth was Bowdich promoted by Wray ?

    This email shows Bowdich is part of the Comey/McCabe “small group” !

    As of January 2017, Bowdich was Associate Deputy Director in charge of Personnel, Facilities etc.

    That position would not normally be involved in the minutiae of investigations.

    I knew Bowdich was a swap douche when he had his a^hole cronies in the NYT/WP describe him as “not close to McCabe”, after McCabe had been forced to announce early retirement.

    Fire this Swamp Scumbag !

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  21. January 6, 2017 – The “sensitive matter” team. (James Rybicki)

    March 20, 2017 – [did not notify Congress] “…Because of the sensitivity of the matter.” (James Comey)
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/03/20/it-took-a-freshman-gop-congresswoman-to-pull-the-mask-from-fbi-director-comey/

    Sometime in 2016, prior to July 5 “Just call it a matter,” (Loretta Lynch)
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/james-comey-loretta-lynch-told-me-not-to-call-clinton-email-probe-an-investigation

    No words.

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    • nimrodman says:

      “Just call it a matter”
      Yeah, a matter – yeah, that’s the ticket …

      Look at me, I’m in tatters

      I’m a shattered
      Shattered

      All this chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter ’bout

      Shmatta, shmatta, shmatta — I can’t give it away on 7th Avenue
      This town’s been wearing tatters (shattered, shattered)

      – Shattered, The Rolling Stones

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  22. Sayit2016 says:

    The fact that Clapper came out in broad daylight to utter the dumbest words ever spoken by a
    Director of National Intelligence officer ” “If there was someone that was observing that sort of thing,” said Clapper, “That’s a good thing because the Russians pose a threat to the very basis of our political system.” Word weasel … observing instead of SPYING.

    They did not need to infiltrate the Trump campaign to ascertain if Russia was a threat- if this was such a worry why no spy in the Hillary campaign where there was actual Russian meddling ? It is shocking we have just stupid people in our government that peddle this tripe thinking Americans would actually buy this coddleswap.

    The only thing I can think of there must have been a guy under the desk with a .45 pointed at Clappers manhood.

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  23. Daniel says:

    Expanded public awareness has had many positive effects:

    1. The coming indictments, arrests and convictions will be more “expected” than otherwise and thus more acceptable to the public when they happen and preventing the media from being able to spin this effectively that Trump has weaponized the DOJ… “against itself.”

    2. The midterms are showing a shift in favor of Republicans with NO other correlative cause. This, as a barometric reading goes, shows how the public is reacting to the news and progress of this deep and wide government corruption case.

    3. The media’s rapid changing of their narratives shows they know what’s going on and the public is also noticing the media’s deceptive ways even more clearly than before. Lot’s of confirmation of the public’s suspicion of the media being made.

    The nation and the world is getting “woke.” The coming cleanup will be welcomed and appreciated by a growing number of people. The teary-eyed snowflakes are coming to realize who they almost elected and are feeling betrayed. This trend must continue. These realities have to settle in.

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    • nimrodman says:

      Nice analysis, Daniel, thanks.

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      • Angry Dumbo says:

        Agreed. Excellent analysis about waking people up. Not every American will have the same reactions to these revelations as we do here at CTH.

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    • True Treeper says:

      Exactly.

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    • steph_gray says:

      Great read! Some of the eeyores need to be directed to this comment. One of their favorite we-are-doomed themes is “nobody but us knows any of this is happening.” Yesterday one even said “99%” of the American public has no idea.

      To that I say – exactly how many million Twitter followers does VSGPDJT have at this moment?

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      • Turranos says:

        Spot on. Day by day things are going our way! (Keep finding more dirt like this and we will be dancing in the streets.)

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      • GB Bari says:

        Twitters followers do not necessarily search out and read corroborating articles in the alternative media such as Daily Caller, Gateway Pundit, CTH, etc. They read one tweet from PDJT but then see 50 instances in the MSM mocking and refuting that tweet. Younger folks are especially limited in their news sources and far more influenced by news from social media which trends mostly Leftwing.

        Considering the presidents slowly ascending poll numbers, that fact alone supports the theory that half or more of American citizens are aware to some degree of the reality of the entire DOJ FBI campaign spying scandal.

        However, it is also possible that the rising polls are more due to improving economic conditions for more people as opposed to their awareness of the spying scandal.

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  24. WillJR says:

    It was a total setup by Clapper and the rest of them. Clapper’s handlers at CNN said they needed a hook to justify their reporting so Clapper had Comey brief the President on one small portion of the dossier, then they leaked this to CNN. Bingo, got what they wanted, and it was off to the races. I’m disgusted with the Republicans- most of them are weak or undercover enemies of the President. We’ve got to start seeing the few allies of the President step up their game. I want to see public hearings for all these people- dozens of public hearings for dozens of coup plotters. Enough of the bs. And then I want to see them held accountable for being the coup plotters that they were. And we need to see Mifsud tracked down and brought to Washington.

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  25. konradwp1 says:

    McCabe email to FBI leadership –
    Subject: Flood is coming
    Message: Where does Hillary buy her “Depends” in bulk? We’re going to need them!

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  26. TexasRanger says:

    What’s it Gonna Take For Jeffery Sessions To Get Off His Ass and Clean Up His House and Bring Justice For President Trump and The American People.?

    You Say He’s Got It and He’s Handling It on the Quite and In The Background – That’s Absolute Pure BS. His Department and Head People Are Totally corrupt and Jeff Sessions is just Complacent About It All.!

    More and More Facts and Evidence Come Out Daily About The Corruption In The DOJ and FBI and Still Jeff Sessions Does Nothing.

    Jeff Sessions has done nothing to clean up the DOJ or FBI or to help America and President Trump.!

    Jeff Sessions appointment is one big mistake that needs to be acknowledged and corrected.!

    Just who are we supposed to depend on to clean up this Obama criminal mess and bring justice for all.?

    President Trump, America Needs Jeff Sessions to be retired and replaced ASAP As Soon As Possible.!

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    • WillJR says:

      Absolutely agree with you TexasRanger- I’ve had it with Sessions and Rosenstein.

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    • So, what’s this about?

      Presidential Executive Order on Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice
      LAW & JUSTICE
      Issued on: March 31, 2017

      By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq., it is hereby ordered that:

      Section 1. Order of Succession. Subject to the provisions of section 2 of this order, the following officers, in the order listed, shall act as and perform the functions and duties of the office of Attorney General during any period in which the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, the Associate Attorney General, and any officers designated by the Attorney General pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 508 to act as Attorney General, have died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of Attorney General, until such time as at least one of the officers mentioned above is able to perform the functions and duties of that office:

      (a) United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia;

      (b) United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina; and

      (c) United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

      Sec. 2. Exceptions. (a) No individual who is serving in an office listed in section 1 of this order in an acting capacity, by virtue of so serving, shall act as Attorney General pursuant to this order.

      (b) No individual listed in section 1 shall act as Attorney General unless that individual is otherwise eligible to so serve under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998.

      (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this order, the President retains discretion, to the extent permitted by law, to depart from this order in designating an acting Attorney General.

      Sec. 3. Revocation of Executive Order. Executive Order 13775 of February 9, 2017, is revoked.

      Sec. 4. General Provision. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

      DONALD J. TRUMP

      THE WHITE HOUSE,
      March 31, 2017.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        It is undoing something BHO did (because everything he touches turns to dung) so that a crony would be a position to continue the corruption, rather than a “white hat” in the DOJ

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      • So you know:
        a. The current U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia is Dana J. Boente, serving as prosecution for criminal cases brought by the Federal government, and representing the United States in civil cases in the court. He served in an acting capacity until he was confirmed on December 15, 2015.

        b. Robert J. Higdon, Jr. was nominated to be the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina by President Donald Trump on August 2, 2017. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 28, 2017.

        c. Erin Nealy Cox was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas on November 17, 2017. As U.S. Attorney, she is the chief federal law enforcement officer responsible for all federal criminal prosecutions and civil litigation involving the United States in the Northern District of Texas, which covers 100 counties, over 96,000 square miles, and a population of approximately eight million.

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      • Mark McQueen says:

        Doesn’t change the standard order of succesion. It eliminates Obama’s hand picked “emergency backup team” with his (Pres. Trump’s) picks.

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        • Mark McQueen says:

          …and likely most relevant, it moved Boente into the line of succession (as Acting) as the other 2 weren’t district AG’s at the time of the order.

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  27. WillJR says:

    Think about this. Mifsud is the one who told Papadopoulos the Russians had Clinton’s emails. WHY HAS MUELLER NOT CHARGED MIFSUD? He’s gone after everyone he can, including some Russians he had zero chance of prosecuting. COULD IT BE THE REASON MUELLER HASN’T GONE AFTER MIFSUD IS BECAUSE MIFSUD WAS WORKING FOR THE FBI? Look at Mifsud’s connections: his “dear friend” is the Italian politician Gianni Pittella, a man who hated Trump so much he came to the United States to campaign on behalf of Hillary (look up the Time magazine article). Pittella also has two videos on Youtube promoting Mifsud’s scam visa college the London Academy of Diplomacy. Look at the picture of Mifsud with Boris Johnson. The third person in the picture, Mufsid’s friend Mr. Singh, got in some trouble over in the UK for the visa mills he’s running. Look at the graduating class videos for the London Academy of Diplomacy on Youtube. Notice how everyone is named Muhammad or seems ro come from Africa? Indicative of a scam school. There is a book coming out, written by a colleague of Mifsud, who claims that in his last phone call with him Mifsud said the head of Italian intelligence told him to disappear. The claim is that Mifsud was working for British and Italian intelligence. This is why I want to see Mifsud tracked down and brought to the US. He is central to this and there is a reason why Mueller hasn’t gone after him.

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    • Morpheus says:

      I heard Misfud was missing and presumed to have been Putin’d, but I have not been able to verify this.

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      • WillJR says:

        If he was Russian intelligence, why, after he had told Papadopoulos about the missing emails, was he still allowed to mingle with senior figures in US and British intelligence at major conferences, like the one in Saudi Arabia that President Trump attended? And why didn’t Mueller charge him? He didn’t go underground till after his name was revealed. Mueller has charged people for the flimsiest of reasons- for things that have nothing to do with Russian collusion. If Mifsud was a legitimate Russian spy, why didn’t Mueller charge him? He would have been the feather in his cap. Not to mention, when you look at the people closest to Mifsud, like Gianni Pittella- these are not people who like Trump. They were terrified of Trump and despised him. Pittella called Trump a fascist and compared him to Mussolini. Pittella was an important member of the EU, a globalist, who hated Trump’s populism. Go read some of the stuff he said about him. The woman who has married Papadopoulos – Pittella got her the job with Mifsud. She said Pittella and Mifsud were always together. Not to mention Mifsud taught FBI agents in Rome and worked with UK intelligence figure Claire Smith. It just doesn’t add up- if Mifsud was a Russian spy Mueller would have charged him. Mifsud was probably working for UK and Italian intelligence and on loan to the CIA or FBI. Keep in mind, the former head of MI6 flew to Washington and had a one on one meeting with Brennan. This is the same guy who abruptly resigned after Trump was elected. Wonder why? As sundance says, START ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS. WHY DID MUELLER NOT CHARGE MIFSUD? WHY WAS MIFSUD ALLOWED TO MINGLE WITH SENIOR WESTERN INTELLIGENCE FIGURES EVEN AFTER IT WAS KNOWN HE HAD INFORMED PAPADOPOULOS OF THE EMAILS?

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      • mikgen says:

        Well, at least Professor Mifsud is disappearing from some places.
        The illustrious European Council on Foreign Relations, (co-chaired by former minister of foreign affairs Carl Bildt (Sweden), Emma Bonino (Italy) and princess Mabel van Oranje (Netherlands)) has been unfortunate with its Maltese members. The 4 March 2016 (thanks to the Wayback Machine http://web.archive.org/web/20171004051748/http://www.ecfr.eu/council ) there were two Malteses members of the council. One was the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. She reported on politics and corruption Malta (often the one and same), and was eventually killed by a car bomb in October 2017. The other member was our friend, Professor Mifsud (Joseph Mifsud – Director, London Academy of Diplomacy; Professor, University of Stirling), but he is now – since a few days – deleted from the web page (http://www.ecfr.eu/council).

        BTW the ECFR was initially funded by (and probably still funded by) Soros Open Society Foundation.

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        • WillJR says:

          Very interesting. Good digging mikgen! If only the media were asking these questions about Misfud. If he was a Russian spy, why did Mueller not charge him, why charge Papadopoulos instead over something as minor as giving the wrong date and allow Mifsud to disappear?

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          • mikgen says:

            The answer is obvious. Mueller is not interested in “real” Russian spies or agents. His only purpose is to smear President Trump and his campaign members.

            Even the BBC understands that Professor Mifsud should set off loud bells and red lights with any counter intelligence outfit (except with Mr Mueller, apparently):

            http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43488581

            The FBI investigation into whether Team Trump colluded with the Russians continues – but in doing so it has thrust the troubling connections of characters such as Professor Mifsud and Dr Roh into the light.

            And of course a membership in the EFCR would be useful both for a foreign policy expert and for an influence agent.

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            • churchmouse says:

              Here’s the actual link to the BBC story (the one above is attached to a CTH link):

              http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43488581

              That’s a bizarre story, including the sections about England. Excerpts follow.

              On Dr Roh’s wife Olga:

              ‘Olga was a star in Fox’s reality TV show Meet The Russians, in which, surrounded by the trappings of extreme wealth, she purrs: “My family was always achievements orientated.”

              ‘She’s extraordinarily well-connected, running an upmarket fashion company in London’s Mayfair. Among her customers is Britain’s prime minister. There is a photograph of Theresa May meeting the Queen in an Olga Roh coat.’

              On the nuclear services company (emphasis mine):

              ‘In 2005 Dr Roh bought Severnvale Nuclear Services Ltd from its one man-band owner, British nuclear scientist Dr John Harbottle. He then invited Dr Harbottle on an all-expenses paid trip to a conference in Moscow.

              ‘But the nuclear scientist was alert to the danger that visitors to Moscow can be targeted or even honey-trapped in compromising situations. Dr Harbottle said: “We smelt a rat. It didn’t sound as if it would ring true and I decided that I wasn’t going to go to this meeting.”

              ‘Shortly afterwards, he was fired.

              Under Dr Harbottle the company’s turnover had been £42,000 a year. Within three years under Dr Roh, Severnvale Nuclear, with just two employees, was turning over more than $43m (£24m) a year.

              ‘Dr Roh declined to respond to repeated attempts by the BBC to ask him to explain how he had transformed the business.

              Hmm …

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          • mikgen says:

            One more link before I have to log out and continue working:

            You provided us with the Mifsud contact Gianni Pittella. Here is another contact, the more obscure Claire Smith, formerly of Joint Intelligence Committee:

            https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-23/conversation-chris-blackburn-contradictions-surrounding-mifsud

            PS: Claire Smith may not be that obscure. Here is her impressive biography:
            http://smithchsuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Claire-Smith-Speaking-Biography.pdf

            But there are more and more links between the UK intelligence world and the anti-Trump team….

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          • fabrabbit says:

            Will: that would require the media actually work rather than just take dictation.

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    • Somebody says:

      I think it is quite obvious Misfud is an “asset”. I would think more a CIA asset than FBI, possibly a foreign asset like UK. He “confided” in Papadopoulos and then George blabbed to Downer, it was all a set up. This whole thing is a set up. There is no there, there. Only gossip and innuendo.

      BTW if something happened to Misfud I doubt it had anything to do with Putin although it will be spun that way. I would put my money down on Arkancide.

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      • WillJR says:

        Definitely agree with it being a setup. If Mifsud was a Russian spy, as the Trump-haters want to claim, Mueller would have charged him. Mueller knows Mifsud is on his side, which is why he was allowed to disappear. What’s more, if Mifsud was a Russian agent, why did they continue to allow him to attend and mingle at conferences with key politicians and intelligence figures? People need to ask the obvious- if Mifsud was a Russian spy why did Mueller allow him to disappear instead of having the British detain him and charging him?

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        • MILupper says:

          Misfud working with/for Halper? Both academics in the UK, well known in political circles, and available to the highest bidder. Both also despise Trump.

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      • mdaush says:

        Is Misfud related to Elmer?

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  28. waltherppk says:

    The “secret society” are NOT “Russophiles” but ARE covert Russian AGENTS engaged in operations that go back to and include Uranium One, and other schemes that surely involved graft and corruption by which the perpetrators have profited through “contributions” that are bribes.

    Integrated into their CRIMINAL covert operations is the perpetrators acting as vendors and conduits for classified information data mined from the massive NSA data collection via “about queries” which Admiral Mike Rogers acted to stop.

    A partnership existed between Deep State operatives and corporate news media acting in conspiracy to publish selected data useful as “leaks” when that data had political value to “fellow travelers” who are likewise covert Russian agents or serve the same purpose as a consequence of their Marxist “directorate” ideological alignment.

    Such leaked classified data served to advance a construct “narrative” that is a calculated and engineered “psychological operations” type of PROPAGANDA. The entire covert operation has POLITICAL as well as financial motivation because many or all of the conspirators were well paid (by Russia, laundered through proxies) for their seditious and treasonous and CRIMINAL actions involving such ESPIONAGE.

    Uranium One underscores what occurred in a way that is undeniable and everything that follows is consistent with the same covert actions of what are de facto Russian agents who are embedded moles within the so called “Deep State”. Those persons are “black hats” to the core and are not just “misguided” or confused, but are domestic enemies in every sense of that identification. They can all argue how much they always “meant well” while they are being hanged.

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  29. Piggy says:

    Everytime I see the FBI using the Enemedia I think of Richard Jewell.

    The FBI is a political arm and doesn’t protect anyone but themselves.

    Anyone covering for these clowns should be fired and or jailed.

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  30. DanO64 says:

    Wow, another three hour of reading to get caught up. It’s another MAGA day.

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  31. J says:

    What if the fbi and doj give a classified briefing to trump , congress people, and trump’s lawyers, AND gen. kelly. They inform them that stefan halper, on behalf of the cia/fbi was instructed to “sound out” the three trump campaign people about the “rumors” that russia had clintons emails.
    The motive would be to protect the us election integrity and stability, and the sacred democratic process. The opportunity “to investigate the investigators” was siezed by these bad boys who now having briefed trump and friends have them locked in to remain silent on all things halper.
    Its all a lie, but alas, what to do?

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  32. CarolynH says:

    So this is what Sharyl Attkisson was referring to in her cryptic tweet earlier this evening “Flood is coming.”

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  33. dawndoe says:

    Can Obama still claim executive privilege with regard to his emails?

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    • Somebody says:

      Yes he can protect lots of documents under executive privilege, provided it was during his time as POTUS.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        What happens if it is shown he was legally ineligible to be President in the first place? Our founders never considered the possibility of stupid, uninformed/misinformed voters.

        “A Republic, IF you can keep it” – Benjamin Franklin

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        • BestBets says:

          Nor did our founders ever contemplate that anyone would be a career politician or that the media would be the propaganda arm of a political party. The “press” was supposed to be what kept the government honest. How sweetly naive.

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  34. White Apple says:

    You either know it is bullshit or it is not bullshit. There is nothing more about it. It is ridiculous to keep going over and over it. We know the crooks, so what more is necessary?

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  35. waltherppk says:

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  36. snellvillebob says:

    I wonder if Brennan and Clapper are being wiretapped?

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  37. emet says:

    All the intelligence gathered on POTUS and those around him must have been analyzed, culled, and put in a useful format. Where are these files, who put them together, and who has them?

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  38. k4jjj says:

    The most convincing evidence of the worthlessness of the FBI is the amount of time and energy its leadership has spent on Trump suppression while the USA faces such a massive threat from foreign and domestic terrorists. The FBI has no time for murderous foreign enemies or ending mass school shootings. All of its leadership time is being spent trying to overthrow a duly elected president.

    The FBI is not keeping America safe. The FBI is too busy protecting its own vast conspiracy of insider FBI criminals from exposure, prosecution and imprisonment.

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    • mdaush says:

      Many of the mass killings in America have been done by people who are FBI informants or have been interviewed by the FBI. Makes you go Hmmmmm.

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  39. anthohmy says:

    Without addressing the substance of the matter, all the more glorious is President-elect’s news conference in the aftermath.

    Last night I became privy to the 2005 testimony about construction at the UN, which amplified POTUS first visit to the UN and the “pay your dues” comment.

    I would just like to say that I am grateful to be in on the tiniest bit of this spectacle, the depths of which I can barely imagine.

    And I also wish to report that a died in the wool lefty has completely flipped to Trump. Now there was some influence peddling, but the point is the message can be heard.

    I had a chance encounter from somebody deep within the camp a couple of weeks ago, a “lawfag” of influence and a classmate of H. “Enough is enough” seemed to be the sentiment. Civil liberties cannot be trampled over to this degree.

    When I quoted DiGenova, also known to the party, a nod of respect passed my way.

    There is a crack in the cosmic egg.

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    • steph_gray says:

      So good to hear!

      I also like to think Dershowitz has helped. He was always regarded as a great hero by the libs back in the bygone days when some of them still reasoned.

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      • CopperTop says:

        Umm Guys…Bill CLINTON is helping! Never forget HRC said that her server was so she could talk about yoga and email her husband.

        BILL: “Emails? I haven’t ever sent an email to anybody.”
        Lest you think Penn was ‘penning’ without regard to his former boss’s plight.

        Do not be fooled by ‘friends’ on the left. We have none. Sure do I like that Bill is settling scores with his wife. Yes. But he’s a victimizer and did so from a base of power. I don’t want to celebrate any of these ‘friends’ on the left

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  40. Charlotte says:

    Atkisson:

    “Collusion against Trump” timeline
    https://sharylattkisson.com/2018/05/20/collusion-against-trump-timeline/

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    • GB Bari says:

      Excellent reference documentation. I downloaded the article as a PDF and saved it to my iBooks on my iPad. I have not proofread it for it’s comprehensiveness nor checked it against Sundance’s chronology parts of which are mentioned in his numerous articles.

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  41. DanO64 says:

    The dossier was the “secret” everyone knew about but were too afraid to publish until Comey did the set up for the “hook.” If the dossier was being hawked, do you not think a VSG wouldn’t know about it? The President knew about the dossier BEFORE the election. Long before.

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    • farrier105 says:

      The entire thing started sometime in 2014-2015 with planning. The execution started in April 2016 with both FUSION GPS and CROWDSTRIKE being hired by PERKINS COIE. The payments “system” set up for DNC and Hillary money to funnel to Fusion GPS, and the whole works. Keep in mind: Trump isn’t even nominated yet, but all of it is directed at him. Trump won’d clinch the nomination until June and Hillary is already dedicating tens of millions of dollars to this effort.

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      ergo…He knew exactly what Comey was up to.

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  42. Humble Soul says:

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  43. penny munday says:

    This is a new one for me. I didn’t realize that the IG was spreading this information across several congressional committees. Kinda makes that dog and pony show that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence put on recently in a new light. Burr should lose his chairmanship. IMO

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  44. Travis Bowie says:

    The Steele Dossier is referred to in emails as “sensitive story” and “sensitive reporting”.
    Sensitive Matters Team is a group tasked with getting the Steele Dossier into the public domain by convincing one or more of their media contacts to break the story by reporting on the Steele Dossier.
    CNN has expressed interest in reporting on the story, but say they need a “hook” to get to their comfort level for reporting.
    Sensitive Matters Team asks CNN if Comey briefing Trump on the dossier would be a sufficient “hook” for them. CNN agrees.
    January 6, AM Comey stops by HQ briefly and receives confirmation from Sensitive Matters Team that CNN is on board.

    January 6, afternoon President-elect Trump meets with Obama, Clapper, Comey et al where they try to appear cordial to Trump, but also maybe try a little subtle intimidation by telling Trump how good the Intel Community is and, as President, he will now be privy to the best Intel in the World. As a demonstration, and to gauge his reaction, they brief Trump on what the Russians claim to have on him (essentially the information contained in the Steele Dossier) Comey warns Trump that media like CNN has the info and may be preparing to report it. Again, I suspect they wanted to intimidate, gauge Trump’s reaction, and perhaps manipulate Trump into a reactionary tweet. They know Trump will get confirmation of Comey’s warning when CNN reports the info in a day or two.

    The goal of the Sensitive Matters Team is to get the Steele Dossier in the public domain, embarrassing Trump and boosting the Russia narrative, and if Comey sold his part properly, convince Trump he could trust Comey who was looking out for him.

    That’s my theory.

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  45. NJF says:

    I had to stop reading when I got to the underlined foot notes as I recalled weasel Comey saying in the hearings “I didn’t tell Congress bc of “the sensitivity of the matter.”

    Man oh man he is a weasel and he does weasely things!

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  46. TheWanderingStar says:

    And who insured these documents ended up in the appropriate committees?

    The IG would have early on in the administration presented this non-actionable (based on his charter) information to the AG regarding wrong doing. The AG having intimate knowledge of policy and procedure of Congress, the law and government in general directed this information to the appropriate authorities including no doubt to his prosecution team.

    I have only one question: Where can I dump a load of gasoline? (Before Sundance’s zippo hits it’s intended targets)

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  47. burnett044 says:

    Shiny Objects…we humans love shiny things…..much evil mask it self as a wonderful shiny thing….to attract us……..wisdom is oft found in words from the past as in this..

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  48. John says:

    I would like some reimbursement of my taxes after the highest paid people in the DOJ and FBI spent their time concocting this scheme/narrative. McCabe seems to have a history of these types of stunts (Weiner Laptop & Reince Preibus are two others). They are basically defrauding the taxpayers. Yates with the Logan Act on Flynn scheme. They did exactly what they intended, to try to cause chaos by manufacturing the news cycle. Unfortunately for them, half the country doesn’t believe the news.

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  49. itswoot says:

    “the sensitive matters team”

    Watergate was infamous for its plumbers unit. Is the sensitive matters team/unit the Obamagate equivalent?

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  50. Charlotte says:

    Dozens of Spying Devices Found in DC — Can Hit Thousands of Cell Phones at Once

    “(WRC-TV’s) I-Team’s test phones detected 40 potential locations where the spy devices could be operating, while driving around for just a few hours,” the station explained.

    “And the I-Team found them in high-profile areas like outside the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue and while driving across the 14th Street bridge into Crystal City. The I-Team got picked up twice while driving along K Street — the corridor popular with lobbyists,” the report continued.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/dozens-of-spying-devices-found/

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    • PS says:

      This is probably normal international spying.

      As you are roaming, your phone will automatically switch to the tower with the strongest connection. This man in the middle attack would collect any data (probably SMS texts which are sideband data in a cell connection) on any unsecured (nonencrypted) transmissions. So no texting passwords or confidential info to each other, ok?

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      • churchmouse says:

        If the DHS is concerned, then, it seems potentially dangerous. Some of these devices could be rogue:

        ‘“A recent report by the Department of Homeland Security called the spy devices a real and growing risk,” explained WRC-TV.

        ‘“DHS has warned rogue devices could prevent connected phones from making 911 calls, saying, ‘If this type of attack occurs during an emergency, it could prevent victims from receiving assistance,’” the report continued.

        ‘Whether the devices detected in the D.C. area were placed there by U.S. law enforcement, criminal groups or international agents is not known — at least, not to the public. It’s possible that a mix of those possibilities could be responsible.’

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          LEOs have had them for some time, probably about five years or so. Interesting that the YSM is only just discovering about it. Maybe they’ll learn about HAM radio next 🙂

          What’s troubling is that many apps exchange data either in plaintext (initial handshaking) or use low-quality security because the other side can’t handle stricter security. TLS 3.0 is coming out soon (remember “heartbleed”) so we’ll see where that goes.

          I wouldn’t doubt that Øbozo and ValJarJar the hut have a few of them in play… Spy vs. spy vs. spy… white noise (sorry April) or pink noise (like that?) to spoof the spoofers.

          But that’s why they have SCIFs. Anything extra confidential shouldn’t be done outside if there’s a chance anyone could hear or even SEE it. My grandfather could read lips – you’d be surprised the stories he told. Then “Sue Thomas F.B.I Eye was a great show about a deaf FBI agent who used her disability for good. A great Christian show, btw, based on a real person.

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          • gerkenstein says:

            Quite the insult there to JarJar Binx.

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          • churchmouse says:

            Thanks!

            The article explains — and, yes, I knew it, too — that law enforcement have been using these for a while now.

            What the article is questioning is the rogue element. Anyone now — i.e. criminals — could be using these methods, too. Furthermore, rogue elements could prevent 911 calls in an emergency.

            As you say re the next generation of technology: ‘we’ll see where that goes’.

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      • Mickturn says:

        Actually since the slugs are stealing our data anyway, I prefer to send messages that contain ‘Fake’ (news) accounts/passwords just to make them happy (and keep them busy chasing fake rabbits!).

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    • covfefe999 says:

      This is the “stingray” issue. Lots of info about it on the net.

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