Senator Chuck Grassley Demands Page/Strzok Text Message Redactions Be Removed….

This is an interesting development.  Until now, for some mysterious reason, no-one in congress has ever asked for the redactions of the Peter Strzok and Lisa Page text messages to be removed.  Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is the first politician to ask for all of the text messages without redactions.

In a letter today to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (full pdf below), Chairman Grassley cites examples of unnecessary redactions that are in place simply to avoid the embarrassment upon the DOJ and FBI.  Accordingly this is not an acceptable reason for hiding information from congress and the American people.

Based on the details within the approximately 400 pages of text messages, there is a tremendous amount of evidence that points directly to the motives and intents of the DOJ and FBI group who were conducting the operation to exonerate Hillary Clinton; and the group who was working on the surveillance operation against the Trump campaign.

Here’s the full letter from Grassley:

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The first batch of text messages, approximately 350 pages, were received by the Office of Inspector General on July 20th, 2017. Those initial messages were from Lisa Page (FBI special counsel to Andrew McCabe).  Those redacted messages were provided to congress in mid-December after the original Page-Strzok text messaging story broke on December 2nd, 2017.  [First Batch HERE] [More Here]

The second -smaller- batch of text messages, approx 50 pages, were recovered by the OIG sometime later.  The second batch filled in a missing timeline from December 2016 to May 2017, and are from the Peter Strzok side of the discussion.  [Second Batch Here]

It could be surmised with the IG report on the Clinton investigation completed, the redactions toward that Clinton aspect of the corrupt FBI and DOJ endeavor are only purposeful for protecting criminal evidence.

 

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459 Responses to Senator Chuck Grassley Demands Page/Strzok Text Message Redactions Be Removed….

  1. Nigella says:

    Was it a strongly worded letter? Sorry for the snark but I am growing impatient…

    Liked by 13 people

    • TPW says:

      Grassass is good at demanding stuff ……just don’t see any results

      Liked by 3 people

      • JX says:

        Grassley, Sessions, take your pick. They’re Republicans. Republicans don’t produce results… unless it supports a Democrat.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Poundsand says:

        The bombshell is that Grassley is beginning to tell the country the story of an out of control bureaucracy. The footnote is the key, that McCabe spent $70,000.00 of our tax dollars on his conference table. But to add insult to injury, it was too big to move into his office and so he had to get a second conference table because he wanted to have ‘a meeting that is intimate.’, again at our expense.

        Remember all the caterwauling about how much Trump appointees have spent on table and travel? Let’s see what the media does with this. Are we going to see photos of this table on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN?

        Grassley is a good prosecutor. You tell the story and you add some flavor to it that the jury (us) can sink our teeth into. Excellent work if I must say so myself.

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        • miken says:

          The same table costs around $5,000 at Macy’s. So the markup of $65K to the government seems pretty reasonable.

          Liked by 13 people

        • Ray Runge says:

          Some tension and sweat do not qualify as a perp walk. This remains a discussion and investigation of shiny objects. Every one are still barking like donkeys in the free air.

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        • Ray Runge says:

          Grassley may cause some tension in the seditious rats but no results. Tension and some poor sleep is not a perp walk. Justice actually begins when the perp walk transforms the venue for future discussions into a court room.

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        • booger71 says:

          Things like that happen all the time in federal offices across the country. When I worked for the prison system, every new warden remodeled his office. We had one in 1990 that spent 30k on paneling alone.

          Liked by 6 people

        • josco scott says:

          Yes, exactly what I thought.
          If only we had a free press…

          Liked by 1 person

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Uh, sorry to be petty, but I have to ask.

          What happened to the first table? The one that cost $70,000? Was there a refund on its return or did the table disappear?

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        • Roberto says:

          Agreed. With enthusiasm.

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        • JmkNY says:

          Ironic when you consider the “scandal” surrounding Ben Carson’s order of a conference table for twelve to stand up to heavy use. He cancelled the order and it was only $38,000 if memory serves.

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          • wondering999 says:

            What is “heavy use”? Do they dance on these tabletops or use them for — other purposes? I can’t imagine why their tables would get any use heavier than an average restaurant —

            Liked by 4 people

          • H.R. says:

            That is one absolutely beautiful monumental sculpture but… can’t our gummint employees make do on prints of past Presidents and current administrators? Maybe some nice plastic palm trees? Portraits of an employees Hall Of Fame?

            How about a nice water fountain – you know, the deluxe one with LED lights – from Home Depot? Aw heck… Go for it! Get the fancy fountain at the boutique garden center for $5,000. Screw the expense!

            #$!&#! ⚡️ (7th circle of hell is too good for our ‘betters.’ Let’s send them straight to the 9th circle of hell. They’ll be more comfortable there. 👿)

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          • wondering999 says:

            Holy Shemoley…..western cedar allergies. $750,000 artwork. And meanwhile troubled kids like the Parkland shooter couldn’t be kept in alternative schools because… it’s too expensive? Gah

            I actually like the sculpture. But there are better ways to spend my hard-earned tax money. For example keep my tax money with me so I can go ahead and repair my rotting front porch before somebody falls through

            Priorities

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        • Meanwhile, on the Hillary Clinton State Department/Clinton Foundation and Global Initiative Pay-to-Play front:

          “It Was a Favor Factory: Deep State Forced to Turn Thousands of Clinton-Era State Department Emails to/about the Clinton Foundation, Debunking Supposed Firewall”

          ” … documents, only now being uncovered through (American Center for Law and Justice) FOIA request and subsequent litigation, show extensive communications exchanged between Clinton or her senior staff at State Department and Doug Band – a senior aid at the Clinton Foundation and creator of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

          ” … the State Department has revealed that more than 8,700 documents exist in Cheryl Mills’ and/or Huma Abedin’s files which contain the single search term, “Doug Band.” It is possible, and indeed likely, that each document consists of several pages placing the number closer to 18,000 pages or more.

          ” … another 22,000 documents exist in Cheryl Mills’ and Huma Abedin’s files (not including attachments) mentioning or referring to the Clinton Foundation or a related term referencing the foundation.

          ” The documents … confirm that Secretary Clinton intentionally lied to the American people and misled the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during her confirmation hearings for Secretary of State. On several occasions, Secretary Clinton assured the Senate that she would maintain a complete separation between her two worlds – the foundation and any donors hoping to obtain favors and her operation of the State Department. In fact, she informed the Senate that as early as January 2009, steps had already been taken to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest. Absolutely no such steps appear to have ever been taken.”

          https://aclj.org/government-corruption/it-was-a-favor-factory-deep-state-forced-to-turn-thousands-of-clinton-era-state-department-emails-to-about-the-clinton-foundation-debunking-supposed-firewall?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Informational&utm_content=Government%20Corruption&sf88754787=1

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        • Poundsand- excellent! That’s the first thing that hit me too. Can you IMAGINE the hubris of this SOB to think nothing of spending $70 grand on a freakin’ conference table?!@*
          This little incident alone is enough to show the absolute CONTEMPT the Swampers have for the TAXPAYERS who pay their salaries, pensions and perks. F***K THEM ALL. MAY THEY ROT IN HELL.

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      • Bryan Alexander says:

        Just pointing out that Congress, and congressional committees, do not prosecute nor bring indictments nor arrest people.

        They take testimony and reveal information to the public so that public policy can be formulated and laws can be enacted.

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      • mopar2016 says:

        Huber and Horowitz should see everything, including the redacted stuff.
        Not sure if I trust Grassley any longer. He’s been working with Diane Feinstein too long.
        I can’t really think of ANY senator that I trust these days.

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    • Let's roll says:

      So Graham and Grassley want in on FBI disclosures. No, not until the American people see. Senate Republicans are not to be trusted as they’re bought and paid for many times over; no different than the liberal Democrats. R Burr and L Graham – the most grifters ever.

      Term limits, YES.

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      • Roberto says:

        So you’d rather him NOT request the documents?

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      • Coincidentally, I looked up the Mid-Term Election funding for Republicans:
        $4 million each on average for the full 435 seats.
        1.75 Billion total

        Imaging the USCOC Return on “Investment” for their $400 million pay-for-play spent on the winners whose votes needed to be bought.

        Serendipity: President Trump is now ELIMINATING any value from pay-for-play.
        • They KNOW he’ll be linking what they take from whom to any favorable votes.
        • They KNOW he’ll be fingering donors for buying votes for biased laws and spending.
        • They KNOW the Administration is writing the regulations rather than donors’ lobbyists.

        Same as he eliminates any future for Lobbying – both for current lobbyists and future congressional retiree lobbyists.

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      Then get yourself some patience. This is not about you. This is about the country.

      Liked by 14 people

    • dotherightthing4 says:

      I mean, why can’t they just send in the marshals and TAKE IT!! Enough pussy footing around.

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  2. fanbeav says:

    I don’t trust Grassley. He voted to protect Mueller??

    Liked by 9 people

    • stringplayer55 says:

      That is certainly worthy of concern. But by and large, Grassley has been second only to Nunes in aggressively pushing the FBI and DOJ to release documents that look to impugn the FBI and DOJ.

      I believe that Grassley is a white hat who had long ago made some sort of pledge to support open investigation. He mistakenly believed that he was honor bound to uphold his pledge. But over the past 6 months or so, he has led some of the most effective challenges of the Deep State apparatus.

      Liked by 22 people

      • rogerdat says:

        his letters and replies have helped several investigations keep from digging in the same hole.

        Liked by 7 people

      • josco scott says:

        Yes, thank you for explaining. I saw his comment about “keeping his word” but I didn’t know what it originally referred to

        Liked by 1 person

      • H.R. says:

        stringplayer55: “I believe that Grassley is a white hat who had long ago made some sort of pledge to support open investigation. “

        That’s my understanding too, which is in his favor. He (Grassley) goes with what he knows at the time. The key is that he does not blow with the wind. He acts on the best information available at the time.

        He keeps his word, but he is willing to do a 180 afterwards if new information indicates he should do so. IMHO, he is looking to do the best he can with the information he has available at the time.

        N.B.: He is not afraid to make a decision based on imperfect information. As his information improves, so does his decision-making, which may totally reverse prior decisions, and he’d say, “So?”

        Grassley doesn’t seem to hide in political cover. He’s out taking flack and dodging only to make it to the end results… the facts.

        My 2¢ and I probably owe y’all some change.

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      • dotherightthing4 says:

        The Traitor in the ranks is Richard Burr and Little Marco. There they are cozying up to traitorous Mark Warner. Warner was in this up to his eyeballs. All closing ranks to protect the globalists. And of course…..McCain, but he is in AZ and will never return. His fingerprints are all over this.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      I had the same feeling as you did on him! As a matter of fact I unfollowed him on Twitter and expressed to him why I was doing so. However, some Treepers rightfully pointed out that what Senator Grassley was doing could actually be beneficial not to the here and now but to any future Special Counselor.

      Senator Grassley has been an incredible advocate when it comes to this aspect of his work. He doesn’t mince his words as is not politically correct which I admire. He is the only Republican Senator that I consider to be a White Hat.

      I shared this with you because you may want to consider it and hopefully it may change your perception of him.

      Liked by 30 people

    • MAGA Scoop Twitter LibberTea says:

      I don’t trust the Senate!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Tegan says:

      Think you are mistaken regarding the purpose of that vote….don’t forget, the investigation can also be focused on the Democrats. It was a political procedure move.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Jon Schuck says:

      Chuck is a good, Christian man. Sure he has an ego, a constituency (big agro), and lobbyists paying him. But he is a good man

      Liked by 1 person

      • josco scott says:

        I disagree with him about immigration, as I do with my son-in-law, a lobbyist. Oh well!
        They’re still both upstanding, wonderful men.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Richard Whitney says:

      It has been my working hypothesis that Mueller is the honey pot special prosecutor, that, posing as ‘getting Trump’, he might just turn out to be the worst enemy of the deep state characters we all want to see convicted and jailed. OK, maybe I am whistling in the dark, but Mueller’s timeline leaves some questions about which hat he is wearing. Maybe this is how he works his own immunity.
      Given that, then what better way would you proceed to commit the Dems to unqualified confirmation of Mueller sainthood than have a bill pass that ‘protects’ Mueller, and get _every_ Dem on Judiciary to send it on? If it does turn out that Mueller has been gathering incriminating evidence on some of these characters, many Dems are going to have terminal apoplexy.
      I think there have been some brilliant strategic moves in this enormous criminal investigation, and this ‘protect Mueller’ bill was one of them. Maybe I am too optimistic, but I think 2018 is going to be a glorious year.

      Liked by 3 people

    • mopar2016 says:

      Yeah Grassley did vote along with Flake, Graham, Tillis, and others to protect Mueller.
      At this point I’m unsure about Grassley.
      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-19/grassley-pitch-on-bill-protecting-mueller-it-s-not-about-trump

      Liked by 1 person

      • dotherightthing4 says:

        Part of the problem–do not trust Flake, Graham or Tillis. Three of the WORST Republicans we have. But…I still like and trust Grassley.

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  3. Pam says:

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    • Enoch Root says:

      Framegate. I like that. Didn’t President Trump give a silver frame to the Obama’s as a parting gift? Symbolic I would say.

      Liked by 20 people

    • G. Beigel says:

      What are the chances that Carter Page was himself the earliest spy planted into the Trump campaign. We know he was an FBI informant. He worked in tandem with Stefan Halper. Page would refer campaign people to Halper and Halper would “dirty them up.” Then, when the time was right, Page was used by the FBI, now as a “suspected Russian agent,” so they could go to the FISA court for approval to do counter-intelligence surveillance on Page and all his contacts. Doesn’t get any more dirty than this.

      Liked by 17 people

      • rogerdat says:

        obvious question as to how he went from UCE to foreign agent in a matter of months, and to avoid prosecution as a foreign agent or not be caught in a lie. How?

        Liked by 4 people

        • snarkybeach says:

          or the FBI/CIA hid his involvement

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        • GB Bari says:

          I’m pretty sure Sundance addressed Page’s “turnaround” in one of his earlier articles on Spygate, possibly in February of this year (?). In short, Page was an FBI informant/agent who was inserted into the Trump campaign so that the “sensitive matters group” could use his foreign connections to dupe the FISC into issuing a warrant to “legitimize” the surveillance before the 12 mo period expired. That warrant also enabled the “3-hop” surveillance which netted practically all of the Trump campaign.

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      • cruiser55 says:

        I believe that’s exactly what happened.

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      • QCM says:

        Been saying…Page and Papadopolus…

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      • JMC says:

        Good deductions!

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      • PS says:

        Just posted this on the last thread. Summarizing, Trump had just cleaned up after Super Tues on 3/15. Trumps foreign policy team appears to have solidified after his really bad interview with Mika on 3/16/2016 to the public announcement on 3/21/2016. Sessions had been fielding all foreign policy questions up to that time.

        Page introduced himself to Cox as wanting to work for the campaign, who bounced his name to Sam Clovis.

        I’d love to get the date of that first introduction.

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      • Paul Killinger says:

        It is true that some people just love conspiracies. You know our mentor sundance doesn’t share your views on Page?

        I would add he is suing these perps to clear his name. Of course that could be another “head fake.”

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        • G. Beigel says:

          I believe at this point in the story the motivations of Carter Page remain opaque. We await further revelations as to what role in this scandal he played. But, it is necessary to form hypotheses that are reasonable. Such formulation of reasonable hypotheses is not to be equated with “loving conspiracies.” As to Sundance’s views of Page, I don’t believe he has revealed his hand yet. Not too long ago, Sundance was critical of Mueller and Rosenstein, especially after the revelation of the post-facto memo justifying the raid on Manafort. But then, recently, Sundance has told us that the left will not be easily able to tear down Rosie, after investing so much energy putting him on a pedestal. Sometimes, Sundance is reserved because the evidence is opaque and can be interpreted in different ways. On another point, as Comey recently told us, “words matter.” This week, President Trump has labelled this scandal as “Spygate.” What spy is he referring to? Not Halper. And certainly not Papadopolus. I believe Trump in this label is referring to the role of Carter Page. “The FBI put a spy in the Trump campaign and then they went to a FISA Court and said this spy was a Russian agent.” That’s the essence of the scandal, boiled down into one sentence, in a way “soccer moms” will be able to understand. And Trump also hints that there is a money trail that will prove this. Trump waited a long time to “label” the scandal. We should reflect on what he is trying to tell us.

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        • I won't back down says:

          Page suing = half heartedly at best. From what I’ve seen of the lawsuit he seems a lost puppy in the forest that can’t put a pleading together correctly and does nothing to avoid word vomit (I have yet to read a semi sane writing by the guy that doesn’t sound like he is trying to use lots and lots of big words)

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        • trylikeafool says:

          I can’t prove either way whether Carter Page is a good or bad guy. I just know when I see him interviewed – especially on Laura Ingraham’s show the other night, he seemed sketchy as heck. Maybe he’s legit, but for some reason, I don’t trust him. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he was working with the FBI and they used him as an excuse for a FISA warrant. Notice that they never went after him like they did the others. Papadapolous and Manafort are both indicted. Page is scott free, running around doing strange interviews.

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      • Brent Hull says:

        Assuming Carter PAge was an fbi agent at the time of the FISA application… Why would they need a fisa application to surveil page wouldn’t he be handing over all communication to the fbi as an information? Put another way, what would a fisa application on a cooperating informant yield in terms of data collected beyond what the cooperating informant would be providing anyway?

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        • Brent Hull says:

          … was an fbi informant (not agent) ..

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        • DanO64 says:

          The hops to anyone he comes in contact with. Title I covers every move you make.

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        • LCSmom says:

          They didn’t want to surveil him – they wanted to surveil all the other Trump people. They could then scoop up everything including conversations they had with people other than Page.

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          • Brent Hull says:

            thanks, that is what i thought but was not sure. So it is possible page participated as an informant so a fisa warrant would issue on him. if that is the case the one very big friggin’ problem if the feds did not disclose in the fisa warrant that page was an informant for the very matter for which the feds sought a warrant. That may be why doj is opposing elease of the fisa warrant info so much.

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        • Chris Four says:

          This is probably how Carter Page showed up on the FBI radar in 2013, he met with one of three Russians who were eventually charged with being undeclared officers with Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the S.V.R. (NY Times, Time)

          Because he worked in Moscow for Merrill Lynch and his business focused on Russia the FBI kept his name. When he showed up in the Trump campaign they more than likely gave his name to Halper.

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        • Mark McQueen says:

          Page wouldn’t be able to provide anything he wasn’t directly privy to.

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      • dotherightthing4 says:

        I thought the same thing. This stinks to high heaven. If he was an undercover agent then, then he was an undercover agent during the Trump campaign and allowed himself to be used and I believe it could be knowingly. But either way this entire situation was staged. And regarding Clapper’s statement that “spying” was to Protect—then why weren’t they “protecting” Hillary’s campaign and inserting a “spy” into her campaign?

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      She represents the Uranium One whistleblower who 1) kept copious notes for 7 years?, 2) wore a wire with the Russians, and 3) received an FBI award.

      Then he blew the whistle, they claimed he had a drinking problem and was after money.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Have Ms. Toensing explain how Mr. Page transformed from an FBI asset to an FBI target in 4 months time.

      Liked by 5 people

    • rmramerica says:

      One note, Toensing and their firm representing Clovis is why Joe diGenova cannot work with the Trump team. Conflict of interest. (still don’t understand why diGenova can’t get a Clovis release for just him to work for Trump as long as there are no direct conflicts, but that’s one of the few ethical boundaries of the legal profession.)

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      • GB Bari says:

        “…but that’s one of the few ethical boundaries of the legal profession.”

        As most of us have observed, “conflict of interest” is only applied against Republicans (by the Democrats and the Democrat-bootlicking media). Democrats rarely, if ever, admit to COI and as such they corrupt practically every legal endeavor in which they are involved.

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      • Brent Hull says:

        Di Genova would need Trump to waive the conflict and if that ossurred it would not look good form Trump.

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      • PS says:

        It’s a lot more entertaining this way. I think DiGenova gets to be “bad cop” to Trump’s “good cop” (acting restrained at least). DiGenova gets all the sound bites and recordings, Trump makes some tweets and gets everyone else to talk about him.

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      • dawg says:

        Thank you rm! Ive been wondering what the conflict was that prevented him from joining team Trump!

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  4. Pam says:

    We need every single nugget we can get our hands on. The truth has got to come out. All of it!

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  5. Alternating between hope and a sense of futility…so much info still to be released and the Swamp and their willing minions in the MSM are slow walking everything they can.

    Still can’t be sure who is a White Hat and who is NOT (other than the obvious examples of Adm. Rogers/IG Horowitz in the first group and Brennan/Clapper/Lynch/Rice in the latter)

    Really do have other things to do but find myself popping on here constantly looking for updates. Thank you Sundance – you are doing amazing work and when all of this comes out, you will deserve much of the credit for making the information available and understandable!

    Liked by 6 people

    • stringplayer55 says:

      Of course, Nunes is right up there with Admiral Rogers among the White Hat group. That’s why the left hates him so much.

      Liked by 19 people

      • Yes, absolutely – I should have included him in the White Hat list!

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      • Roberto says:

        New Speaker of the House! Or new FBI Dir. (you don’t need to be an attorney). It would be an awesome troll move by VSG.

        Liked by 1 person

        • stringplayer55 says:

          Ooh, I love the idea of Nunes as FBI director! That would really send the Dims (and the propaganda arm of the Dim party) into orbit! That would be the most excellent troll move of all time!

          The only problem would be that Gov. Moonbeam might get to appoint a temporary replacement for Nunes. And you can be sure that Moonbeam would appoint a flaming liberal.

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    • Vikingmom- I agree. The CTH site is so compelling that I find myself checking in whenever I get a chance which is quite often because I am online all day for my work. I think we’re going to have to start a 12 Step group for Tree House addicts.

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      • Richard Whitney says:

        @Seneca…I am with you there. Between qanon, qresearch, and CTH, there is so much to read and consider. When Gitmo is filled, I will have some enormous cognitive surplus.

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        • jello333 says:

          Back when I had only been in the Treehouse for a couple months, I remember making a comment something like this: “As much as I like a lot of the people here, I really doubt you’ll see me around much after this case [Trayvon Martin] is over.”

          Bwahahahaha!! 😀

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  6. Echo says:

    Big picture is until elite/ex FBI /DoJ/CIA are charged President Trump is playing defence.
    Charges will discredit those organisations and Mueller.
    Hurry up.

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    • blind no longer says:

      70,000.00 dollar conference table, and they tried to ruin Ben Carson and Scott Pruitt for something that costs much less. ..HAH! Arrogance and corruption coupled with hypocrisy says it all about these evil POS.

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      • akaPatience says:

        It was very clever of Sen. Grassley to insert that $70,000 factoid into his letter. It revealed not only leftist hypocrisy but also the dishonesty of the DOJ’s redactions rationale, AS IF the cost of McCabe’s conference table is a matter of national security. SMH…

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  7. JX says:

    If Rosenstein is one minute late throw him in jail.

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  8. Karl Kastner says:

    Texting Together

    (Sung to the tune Happy Together, by The Turtles)

    Imagine texting you, I do
    I text throughout the day and night, I like to write
    To text out to the girl I screw and not my wife
    Still texting together

    If I should chat you up, during work time
    Discussing what is next to leak to New York Times
    Imagine how the Trump campaign would be maligned
    Still texting together

    I can’t see me scheming with no one but you
    For all my life
    When we’re leaking, baby the lies’ll be true
    And not just hype

    Page and Strzok and Strzok and Page
    No matter what our clearance is, a war we wage
    The only one for Page is Strzok, and Strzok for Page
    Still texting together

    I can’t see me scheming with no one but you
    For all my life
    When we’re leaking, baby the lies’ll be true
    And not just hype

    Page and Strzok and Strzok and Page
    Defending our democracy, on the world stage
    The only one for Page is Strzok, and Strzok for Page
    Still texting together

    If we could meet and speak on Andy’s time, and he’d say he would
    authorize, and ease our minds.
    No chance for us to leave a trail, for one to find,
    still texting together

    Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba
    Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba

    I text you and you text me
    No matter where our Samsungs are, no one can see
    The only one I text is you, and you text me
    Still texting together

    Still texting together
    Friends in fair weather
    Still texting together
    We’re texting together
    Still texting together
    Texting together
    Still texting together
    Still texting together (ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba.

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    • Tuduri says:

      I hope you get some royalties. Lol. Well done.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Lis says:

      Awesome!!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Strzok It
      (Sung to the tune of Devo’s classic Whip It)

      Text that b!tch
      Brennan’s got a snitch
      Andy’s away
      Playa’s gotta play

      When the Donald comes along
      You must Strzok it
      The smell at Wal-Mart gets too strong
      You must Stzok it
      Line at FISA gets too long
      You must Strzok it

      Now Strzok it
      Into Page
      Gin it up
      Steele’s paid
      Go to London
      Australia’s there
      They’ll not detect it
      The timing’s great
      To Strzok it
      Strzok it good

      When a good crime turns around
      You must Strzok it
      When Comey’s spy has been found out
      You must Strzok it
      No one gets away
      They try to Strzok it

      I say Strzok it
      Strzok it good
      I say Strzok it
      Strzok it good

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      • Karl Kastner says:

        Great fun to sing! Favorite lines:

        The smell at Walmart gets too strong and
        Into Page(so much implied in just two words)

        Bravo! Make more.

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    • JMC says:

      Super! Turtles one of my 60’s favorites. They played live once for a college dance with another great group – Gary Pucket and the Union Gap!

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      This is brilliant ! HA ! Well done ; )

      “Imagine texting you, I do
      I text throughout the day and night, I like to write
      To text out to the girl I screw and not my wife
      Still texting together”

      Laugh out loud funny !

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    • nanny210 says:

      Thanks. a . damned. lot!! Got that stuck in my head until I go to sleep and it best be gone by dawn!! LMAO!! Good’n and I sung it all the way through!

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    • Pursang says:

      Golf clap!

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      Page and Strzok
      Page and Strzok
      Go together like a
      Horse and jockey

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  9. Karl Kastner says:

    Texting Together

    (Sung to the tune Happy Together, by The Turtles)

    Imagine texting you, I do
    I text throughout the day and night, I like to write
    To text out to the girl I screw and not my wife
    Still texting together

    If I should chat you up, during work time
    Discussing what is next to leak to New York Times
    Imagine how the Trump campaign would be maligned
    Still texting together

    I can’t see me scheming with no one but you
    For all my life
    When we’re leaking, baby the lies’ll be true
    And not just hype

    Page and Strzok and Strzok and Page
    No matter what our clearance is, a war we wage
    The only one for Page is Strzok, and Strzok for Page
    Still texting together

    I can’t see me scheming with no one but you
    For all my life
    When we’re leaking, baby the lies’ll be true
    And not just hype

    Page and Strzok and Strzok and Page
    Defending our democracy, on the world stage
    The only one for Page is Strzok, and Strzok for Page
    Still texting together

    If we could meet and speak on Andy’s time, and he’d say he would
    authorize, and ease our minds.
    No chance for us to leave a trail, for one to find,
    still texting together

    Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba
    Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba

    I text you and you text me
    No matter where our Samsungs are, no one can see
    The only one I text is you, and you text me
    Still texting together

    Still texting together
    Friends in fair weather
    Still texting together
    We’re texting together
    Still texting together
    Texting together
    Still texting together
    Still texting together (ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba.

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  10. Ziiggii says:

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  11. scott467 says:

    In a letter today to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (full pdf below), Chairman Grassley cites examples of unnecessary redactions that are in place simply to avoid the embarrassment upon the DOJ and FBI. ”

    ____________________

    99% of ALL ‘redactions’ to government documents, in history, have nothing at all to do with national security, and have EVERYTHING to do with avoiding embarrassment and/or lawlessness by our government.

    Maybe 99.9%.

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  12. Trog Luddite says:

    A brief observation from experience gleaned a long time ago in an agency/department not involved in the instant mess.

    Redactions in material released to the public are governed by the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts. When redacting publicly released information, an agency must … must identify the specific basis for doing so from a list of legitimate, statutorily defined choices – i.e., information related to an ongoing criminal investigation will be labelled “7A” or “D3” or some such (not the actual designations, I forget those now).

    Obviously, these rules don’t apply as exactly in releases to Congress, but that is the “privilege log” that the letter refers to – i.e., list the page and line of the redaction and specify what (statutorily-defined) privilege you are using to justify withholding the information.

    Grab the popcorn, indeed.

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    • stringplayer55 says:

      Thanks for this insight. Very informative. It seems that having a log of the reasons for redactions should give insight into the actions of both Jeff Sessions and Prosecutor John Huber.

      There are a couple of questions that might arise from such a tell. Is it good to alert criminal targets as to the extent of criminal investigations? If it is not, might John Lausch employ creative ways to protect redactions? If that were to occur, might that just perpetuate the continued frustration on the part of Congress to conduct oversight (and frustration for the public who wants to know WTH our government has been up to)?

      I’m sure more questions might arise. But these seem like some of the first questions that might be considered. Any further insight would be appreciated.

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      • Trog Luddite says:

        Sorry so brief, but I need to get to my evening walk,
        1) The criminals are probably well aware already that they are in the crosshairs of an ongoing investigation, but I’ve never been an AUSA/state prosecutor, so I don’t know how this interaction would play out. For Federal FOIA/PA, you don’t have to say what or who is being investigated, just that there is criminal investigation that would be affected.
        2) Protecting “personal privacy” can always be used widely.
        3) The basis for the redactions would likely inform Congress and their investigators, so they might not be as frustrated. The public? It’s one thing to build a murder case where you have the dead body, the murder weapon, and a video of what happened. It’s another to build a corruption case (remember, the definition of bribes/graft has been restricted by SCOTUS recently) where you have to show not just $$ from A –> B, but that A had the intent to commit a crime. That’s doubly true where everyone involved is a species of weasel to whom speaking with a forked tongue comes naturally – that bill I passed to help my longtime friend the dentist? I’m just very concerned about good dentistry, not the junkets and hookers and cash he provided.

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  13. Pam says:

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    • paulraven1 says:

      Once again, whatever happened to that criminal referral? Does it even matter if Horowitz includes criminal referrals in his report? (which by the way he won’t)

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      • Charlie5 says:

        Criminal referrals will not be in the report. They will come separately after the report is issued. Refer back to the McCabe report and referral that came after.

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      • principled says:

        I want to know what’s up with the criminal referral too. Maybe it has to wait bc other criminal referrals would be compromised if McCabes was acted on.

        I just don’t know. But it does keep alive the question as to whether it will ever actually happen. This is high intensify stuff so we’re all on edge and can become less willing to wait,..at least thats me.

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  14. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    Hoping this happens. I just want to see if they used the “A” word.

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  15. scott467 says:

    “As one example of redacted material, in a text message produced to the Committee, the price of Andrew McCabe’s $70,000 conference table was redacted.”

    ____________________

    That *&^%#$*^@#%&!.

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    • scott467 says:

      That conference table should be SOLD at auction TOMORROW, along with who knows how many TRILLIONS of similar abuse and waste throughout our government, and that money should be repatriated to We the People.

      And there is no such thing as a $70,000 conference table for a bureaucrat, and the company who SOLD that desk damn well knows it, the fraud and abuse was a two-way street, and the people who sold that conference table need to be exposed as well.

      ALL of them, EVERYBODY who has taken advantage of We the People, expose them ALL, prosecute as many as possible, and CONFISCATE their assets under DJT’s Executive Order of 12/21/17 targeting corruption, in order to GET OUR MONEY BACK.

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      • Coast says:

        At work we had a large 50 person conference room refurbished. The old V-graph screens were torn out and replace with a large screen, new ceiling for the projector and new lights, A/C re-worked, new carpet, a sound system, new phone system, new chairs…same table, which had to be removed in sections since it was so large. Overall cost was less than $50K. I would have shot someone if they had tried to spend so much on a freaking table.

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      • I want to know the relationship between the “seller” and McCabe! Son-in-law? Brother?

        Liked by 9 people

      • BestBets says:

        This is the kind of waste that drives PDJT crazy.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Possible. DC and NY people have expensive tastes.

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      • Sayit2016 says:

        “DC and NY people have expensive tastes.”

        Especially when it is TAXPAYER’S money. Their own money ? not so much ; )

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        • Perot Conservative says:

          I have a relative who is an investment banker on the west coast. Twenty years ago he was given a $20,000 budget for his office furniture.

          I’m assuming they already had some utems there, he worked out if corpirate HQ. Different world. At that time, he also said you couldn’t get a good suit “for under $1,000”.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Makes me wonder if there was some kickback involved in that amount.

      Let’s hope someone checks with the Vendor who sold that table.
      Make the Vendor show that they have charged the same amount for the same table, to other buyers.

      Is McCabe stupid enough to have engaged in engineering kickbacks on agency purchases?
      Mmm…yeah, I think so.

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      They ONLY reason to redact the amount, is that they KNEW people would be angry about that kind of money being spent. The want to redact anything they think will anger an already angered ” Employer”. The American people that keep getting stuck with the bill are at a fever pitch anger…

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      • blind no longer says:

        Sayit They also raised holy hell about Ben Carson 33,000.00 dining table and Pruitt taking first class flights. They can afford to let their narrative of look how Trump’s people are screwing the taxpayers get away from them. They really really had to hide this.

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  16. redline says:

    Come out, it MUST

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  17. GB Bari says:

    Within the texts the office buddies often refer to emails.

    Maybe I haven’t been paying sufficiently close attention, but have those emails been addressed in Sundance’s analyses?

    If not, has there been any revelation about those emails as to who has copies, such as Horowitz / Huber?

    I do not recall seeing them mentioned as the subject of any Congressional Oversight Committees’ requests for unreacted copies. I did a quick search but came up empty.

    All we can do is wait for this to develop.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      I don’t think so. We should have all department email.

      The controversy is whether we captured any of their instant messages, and any of their private gmail “draft” correspondence, very tricky.

      Liked by 1 person

      • GB Bari says:

        Oh yeah, I forgot about the “shared draft” email trickery they used, but didn’t Page indicate she had emails – which would imply she save copies of the “drafts” or else had regular emails?

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      And did we tap the private phones and other electronic devices of the “small group”? I sure hope so!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. fractionalexponent says:

    Hopefully Horowitz got other FBI official phones and burner phones downloaded. Lots to look forward to…we pray to the Lord…

    Liked by 4 people

    • Perot Conservative says:

      Can our top spooks track burner phones?

      I wonder about the long time needed for IG report #1. If it is a MOAB, if other reports are in the queue, if he us tracking these criminals, great!

      If he is plodding along, not assertive … oh well, more of the same.

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        “Burner” phones are nothing special. They transmit/receive on the same frequencies as other phones, etc.

        And they are vulnerable to MitM “virtual” cellphone towers, NSA (and other) spying, etc.

        They are not the be-all, end-all that the YSM is portraying them to be…

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        • mimbler says:

          I think the problem with monitoring them, is that you don’t know what phones to monitor since they have no ties to the users.

          Liked by 1 person

          • PS says:

            Yes. But that being said, once you have a destination phone #, you get all the sender #s that texted it. Then you get a credit card that was used to buy the minutes. Then you see if that was used for other activity. Rinse and repeat. It just takes longer to piece the story back together.

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      • Sayit2016 says:

        Burner to burner calls are very hard to tract and tie to person as they are paid for usually in cash with NO name attached to the sale.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Pursang says:

          That is why Muslims buy they from Wally World.

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          There are uniquely identifiable bits to each phone (IMEI, etc.) and generally they can be traced to a particular vendor, if not actual point of sale. Location via cell towers and/or MitM devices can also co-location other devices in use by the perps. There’s a lot more tracking equipment out there than what we’d generally believe… sad to say…

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  19. Perot Conservative says:

    Do we have ALL the Strzok / Page texts? I don’t think so!

    Around April 26th we were supposed to have a MOAB – the remainder of the 45,000 – 50,000 texts.

    **We only got 50 new pages!** No MOAB.

    At 10 texts a page, that’s 500 texts; even at 20 texts a page, that’s only 1,000 texts.

    Originally we got about 350 pages (some sources say 384 pages).

    Total count: at 400 pages x 20 texts page, that’s 8,000 texts, only 20% of the total texts released.

    Am I wrong?

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  20. Summer says:

    This Kabuki is getting on my last nerve.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. WillJR says:

    How much longer do we have to wait until the dozens of coup plotters are brought before public hearings? The unbelievably slow pace is maddening.

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  22. Justice Warrior says:

    Go get em sir!

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  23. ForGodandCountry says:

    SD wtore:

    “This is an interesting development. Until now, for some mysterious reason, no-one in congress has ever asked for the redactions of the Peter Strzok and Lisa Page text messages to be removed. ”
    ————-

    Easy to understand. PDJT/Sessions weren’t ready for this information to come out.

    If anyone can’t see how the noose (info on black hats) has been and is slowly tightening around the cabal and it’s MSM enablers….trapping them with every narrative shift as the public becomes more and more informed, more and more curious and wanting more information….then one wonders if such a person ever will.

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  24. CMDCMRET says:

    Civil unrest is coming…be careful Treepers and God Bless.

    Liked by 1 person

    • woohoowee says:

      No it isn’t. MAGA is for everyone. By-and-large Americans instinctively know it. Yes, the teevee convinces a few otherwise, but the dim base really isn’t very big and their idealogy is so grotesque that resorting to trickery, flim-flam, and outright lies has been their only strategy to hide the truth of who/what they are.

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    • Tegan says:

      Watched OAN news tonight and it’s one unhinged violent act after another. People having Mother’s Day brunch in a nice restaurant and having drinks thrown in their face, a car being bashed in with a baseball bat, a woman accusing a police officer that stopped her for a traffic violation for rape (forgot there was a body cam)…yes, civil unrest and unprovoked personal violent attacks…be very alert.
      MS-13 aren’t the only animals out there.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Ozero tried his best to push us into civil unrest…and we kept our cool and didn’t fall for it.

      Martial Law under the O-regime would have been a nightmare.
      Ozero gave himself supreme powers…over everything…through a series of EO’s that would kick in “in the event of a crisis”.

      The Deep Left wing of the D-party may try to create chaos in any number of ways, to distract from their wrongdoing being finally exposed…
      But they won’t like us when we get angry.

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      • blind no longer says:

        You know Wheatie I worried about that (martial law) right up to the very last day Obama was in office. I was scared he was gonna pull a fast slick move and do something to retain power! It wasn’t beyond the realm of possibility, just look what they tried to pull off with the scheme team!

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  25. History Teaches says:

    Congress requests or demands, expresses some mild frustration when slow walked or ignored. Time drips by, the stone walling continues, and the distractions dissipate any urgency.

    It is so obvious that the objective is to buy time till the mid terms and hope for a blue wave of any appreciable dimension. In the meanwhile, the MSM grimly diffuse any seriousness and have ample time to construct a counter narrative.

    The IG report itself has no fangs, and regardless of damning conclusions allows the cabal to deflect and reconstruct their image as defenders of tradition. It will just be diluted to appear as politics as usual.

    Huber will have all the weight on his shoulders, and the swamp hasn’t even begun to destroy his character and credibility yet. Sessions as usual remains an undefined enigma, and only will surface after the fact. Then, no one knows for sure what action (if any) he takes.

    All the daily revelations of deep state malignancy are only teasing indications of deep state contempt until the guilty parties are actually made to pay the fullest penalties under law.

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    • Ospreyzone says:

      Meanwhile Mueller advances toward his goal.

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      • Donzo says:

        Yes he is still in business and focused on the target. There”s no telling what he might resort to given what he’s already done. I can’t help but think he’s going to pull something else out of his bag of tricks. Soon Huber wil go public and we will have the spectacle of dueling prosecutors pitching horseshoes and the fate of the nation and the world turning on who gets the first ringer. I do not like these odds. Mueller should be shut down. God speed.

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    • Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

      Like many of you, I’m pessimistic. Yet I’ve seen video today of the President and he seems to be somewhat calm. Able to display his usual juggling act where he acts & comments on multiple items in the news. Immigration, Korea…etc.
      He mentions the spying (calling it that) but not in an angry way. Frustrating for us who are eager for results. It just seems like he knows things are going his way right now. Listened to DiGenova some today and he seems to be at ease also. Joking with Howie on Newsmax.
      Anybody here from Centerville Virginia btw ?

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  26. Sporty says:

    Is Freekin Gitmo ready yet?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Tegan says:

      Thanks for this posting, Elana. Praying Medic mentions Sundance quite a bit in this one, but the real message is at the end…unity, not division. Stop the squabbling, the name calling, etc. we are all wotking to MAGA, to trust Trump’s plan and leadership and it does not help to constantly post negative comments.

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  27. Deusvult says:

    Lot’s of movement since IG draft is done.

    I think the report will give congress a lot to request and fight over and I think DOJ will be much more open as they mostly tried to protect the IG investigation.

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  28. Countrywatch says:

    Further news on Gateway Pundit on Stefan Halper, and pay to play/Clinton Foundation revelations on emails.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/05/breaking-fbi-spy-stefan-halper-may-have-bled-info-into-hillarys-phony-dossier/
    BREAKING: FBI Spy Stefan Halper May Have Bled Info Into Hillary’s Phony Dossier by Cristina Laila May 23, 2018
    Hill sources are saying the FBI spy who infiltrated Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016, Stefan Halper bled information into Hillary’s phony dossier, reported Paul Sperry……If Stefan Halper bled info into Hillary’s dossier as sources are claiming it will destroy the left’s claims the informat was purely working “to protect Trump from the Russians”.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/05/sekulow-we-have-uncovered-thousands-of-docs-showing-pay-to-play-between-hillary-state-department-and-clinton-foundation/
    Jay Sekulow @JaySekulow
    The @ACLJ just uncovered a stunning revelation about the extent to which the #Clinton State Department colluded with the #ClintonFoundation. You need to read this to believe it. https://aclj.us/2x73Ot5

    “It Was a Favor Factory: Deep State Forced to Turn Thousands of Clinton-Era State Department Emails…
    We have just uncovered a stunning revelation about the extent to which the Clinton State Department colluded with the Clinton Foundation. Despite what…”
    aclj.org

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  29. Doppler says:

    On Stefan Halper, I think it useful to revisit the October Surprise he was accused of playing a role in for the ReaganBush campaign in 1980. I know many Treepers are strong Reagan fans, and the evidence of impropriety undermines the legitimacy of the 1980 election, but there was plenty of stink that a CIA related team illegally negotiated with Iran to delay hostage release until after the election, which would have given Carter a bump, in exchange for promise to (also illegally) supply them weapons, fulfilled via the Iran Contra affair. Wikipedia gives an account, good as a starting place: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_Surprise_conspiracy_theory

    If true, turning to Halper to undermine Trump’s campaign would have been deep state standard operating procedure.

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    • Pursang says:

      Wikipedia is compromised.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Zimbalistjunior says:

      Also remember watergate. He was of age and in admin and from the same area as the rat f-ers like Donald segretti. Look it up. It’s hilarious.

      and as posted elsewhere he may be be the link/ Reason to why HRC was fired from her job on watergate investigative team. There may be lots and lots more to halper than what we know now.

      Wanna bet his father in law cline the longboard time cia spook has a connection to obama and or his mother and grandparents? Wanna get there’s a strzok connection too? It’s one incestuous bunch. Nothing should surprise us.

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    • seekingthetruth2 says:

      BS….and you probably also believe that GHWB flew over there on a secret mission. Gary Sick was debunked many years ago.

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    • Blade says:

      On Stefan Halper, I think it useful to revisit the October Surprise he was accused of playing a role in for the ReaganBush campaign in 1980. I know many Treepers are strong Reagan fans, and the evidence of impropriety undermines the legitimacy of the 1980 election, but there was plenty of stink that a CIA related team illegally negotiated with Iran to delay hostage release until after the election, which would have given Carter a bump, in exchange for promise to (also illegally) supply them weapons, fulfilled via the Iran Contra affair. Wikipedia gives an account, good as a starting place: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_Surprise_conspiracy_theory

      Ridiculous conspiracy theory then, and now and is a fusion of (D)ummycrat sour grapes and Soviet propaganda. And they left out the bit about Bush41 jumping a ride in an SR-71 to Tehran to do some muh conspiring with the ayatollah or someone.

      First of all there is no evidence of any such thing, not that it matters to fiction writers. The same people parroting these ludicrous attacks on Reagan for being pro-Shiite pro-Iran spent the bulk of their time arguing the opposite – that Reagan was pro-Sunni pro-Hussein and helping them to win the war ( also not true, the war was a stalemate and Reagan did not supply Hussein ). All these various fanciful stories get soaked up and tied neatly into conspiracy theory 5.0 after time passes and that’s what you see now.

      Iran gained nothing from of import the Iran side of Iran-Contra, which itself was a last minute effort to raise funds for the good guys ( the contras in Nicaragua ) by selling obsolete spare parts for aging aircraft to moderate elements, not the Ayatollah, in Iran. If Leahy hadn’t leaked the North’s contact identity as Rafsanjani the entire history of Iran may have followed a better trajectory ( he became a very key player in Iran later and an American hater largely thanks to this dangerous exposure ) had he became the leader. The (D)ummycrats exploited this as cozying up to Iran when it was no such thing, merely a back channel as we have with everyone, but turned on a dime later and said Reagan cozied up to Iraq. They say whatever is convenient to cause harm regardless of truth and consistency.

      If Agency employees wanted Bush41 in the White House in 1980 that has nothing to do with Reagan. Once he was on the ticket that doesn’t make Reagan responsible for their earlier preference. But what you don’t seem to understand is the mess that the Agency was in at the time. This was 5 years past Church and the assassination exposures, they were in handcuffs with 4 years of Stansfield Turner they missed absolutely everything ( including Russia invading Afghanistan, Iran overthrow of Shaw, Hussein in Iraq and a hundred other events ). Of course they wanted Bush or Reagan. But doing something to affect an election with the scrutiny they were under? Not a chance.

      And the constant morphing of Iran/Contra is absurd. North, Poindexter, Secord and Singlaub are among the most honorable and decorated patriots we got. Iran/Contra was a White House operation, not Langley. The Agency was being rebuilt under Casey, an old OSS hand and Reagan’s campaign manager and wasn’t going to torpedo the whole thing with a massively (D)emocrat communist Congress just chomping at the bit to harm the President. That’s why they examined every nut and bolt of North’s operations and still found nothing illegal, let alone running drugs. And the people resoundingly supported North once he let the facts out in front of Congress.

      What *did* happen is that the Nicaraguan communist puppet leader Daniel Ortega’s brother was known as running drugs down there and was caught in at least one photo. So either the Sandinista communists or the Soviets spread misinformation that Americans were doing the same. Perhaps Contra members ran drugs, who knows? Who cares? But we know the Sandinistas were as many communists do specifically to harm the evil capitalist swine. If you think Reagan’s team would risk everything in this manner than you will believe anything.

      The issue was (D)ummycrat usurping of the President’s sole power to set foreign policy and pledge to meet Soviet expansion everywhere ( Monroe-Reagan Doctrine ). And they withheld funds that were going to the Contras to help them unseat the commies. The entire thing was to get money to them to fill the gap until Congress resumed funding. It involved Israel and Iran in the sale of spare parts. It also involved fund-raising from other benefactors including the then Sultan of Brunei. Oliver North cleverly managed to get mortal enemies to cooperate in an ad hoc alliance that may have merited a Nobel if you think about it. It was win-win-win-win USA-Contras-Israel-Iran. Amazing.

      Of course what you see now is the aftermath written by the leftwing Enemedia. They live on another planet in another galaxy. Stories like this is just further evidence of it.

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      • Blade says:

        Arrrgh, stupid but LOL typos …

        Iran gained nothing of import from the Iran side of Iran-Contra,

        Shaw == Shah ( but that’s how you say it here in New York )

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  30. Heika says:

    This is what we need… come on Congress. This all makes sense, that FBI members need to be called up, rather than act as whistleblowers, (where they will be bludgeoned to death). Come on guys, take the blatant hint! These guys are begging you to just ask – and they shall deliver https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-23/rank-and-file-fbi-agents-sickened-comey-and-mccabe-want-come-forward-and-testify

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  31. billrla says:

    Wow, Senator Grassley writes a lot of letters.

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  32. intercesser says:

    WOW ! This is yuge . Finally someone in authority is demanding unredacted communications , and / or the reasons for the redactions , and also the reasons for the communications to remain redacted . This knee-caps the conspirators by exposing their self-serving motivations for both the redactions and the illegitimate justifications for keeping the redactions . They must comply , or demonstrate that they have lawful and legitimate reasons for all of the redactions . They are caught on the horns of a dilemma : if they reveal the truth , the truth will damn them , but if they invent excuses for hiding the truth , the hiding will damn them . These efforts by Grassley came at just the right time , while new and compelling evidence about spygate is becoming known to the public . Three cheers for all of the good guys . The best is yet to come . Patience , Grasshopper . Another great thing is the way in which it has become increasingly obvious that all of our enemies are sitting on the same branch , waiting for that branch to be cut off , or fall off due all of the dead weight . Glory to God in the highest .

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  33. bessie2003 says:

    They probably needed to keep the $70,000 cost of a conference table redacted because the narrative would clash with the press simultaneously giving Sec. Carson h-ll for a $31,000 dining table set.

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  34. CNN_sucks says:

    We are being played here. Comey and Mueller has done damage to this country just because their ego got hurt. These are criminals masquerading as law enforcer.

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  35. The Devilbat says:

    The swamp creatures are playing for time. They plan to rig the midterm elections, get majorities and bury the investigations before they get rid of Trump and continue the pursuit of their childish fantasies of a communist happy rabbit land where everyone lives in bliss.

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  36. if Grassley doesn’t get satisfaction, his only recourse is to push for contempt/impeachment of these officials

    otherwise, he looks like a chump

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  37. zephyrbreeze says:

    Trump doesn’t send letters requesting things, does he?

    Letters look weak.

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  38. Bob Thoms says:

    All these demands for unredacted documents tell me that these guys don’t have any faith there is serious indictments coming.

    I am sure they have been told to back off because it might jeopardize case building and prosecutions; they waited, waited, waited………….and now they are pressing forward with transparency and demands for a Special Prosecutor.

    Read the tea leaves folks. 468 days since we got the AG we wanted and not a single arrest.

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  39. josco scott says:

    No. They look like information, just like Trump tweets.

    You could say the same thing about him–and people do. “Why doesn’t Trump —?” [fill in blank with arrest, build wall, whatever]

    Not helpful.

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  40. fobdangerclose says:

    No time line
    No list
    No way to leave Obama off or out!

    Obama’s name has to be added

    None of it matters unless the head of this snake is in the spotlight!

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  41. josco scott says:

    So the redaction with the “WH running this” is “Liz”? Who is she?

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    • blind no longer says:

      Interesting Page’s remark back to Strzok, You’ve got some work to do don’t you? I take it that his job was to contradict that information somehow, in case it got out. Just think, The WH is running this…Unbelievable.

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      • Zimbalistjunior says:

        Possibly just the usual inter agency squabbles over power and jurisdiction etc. but who knows. The important thing is that the White House is in the muck from the get go. Hi Ben Rhodes. Hope that echo chamber still working for you or else they’re gonna drag you from the war room in the basement of the obama faux White House sometime later this summer. And onto orange jumpsuits.

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  42. Donzo says:

    If the actions of the White Hats are choreographed as Sundance has surmised, then, in that context, the effort to request the removal of redactions will come into concert within the larger effort to bring indictments from Huber because his evidence trail is now established and redactions will no longer do harm to the prosecution’s case. There was a great deal of sturm and drang over the slow pace of sunlight despite the clear necessity to safeguard the prosecution’s evidence. Though frustrating that made sense due to the competing exigencies of congressional oversight and preservation of evidence. Soon the two factions will come into alignment. Can we coordinate with a total eclipse as well?

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  43. fobdangerclose says:

    Too

    Of some note:

    ? Who controls the drugs getting into Los Angles jails?

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  44. fobdangerclose says:

    Paul Ryan, did not want the job.

    Paul Ryan, will not leave the job!

    One or the other a lie.

    Once a liar always a liar!

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  45. BurmaShave2 says:

    In every case where information that had redacted has subsequently been unredacted there needs to be an evaluation of what was it that had been redacted and why, and a comparison of the reason for why it was redacted in the first place with the actual evident reason for the redaction. That is, there needs to be investigation to determine if the protecting information through redaction has been use to keep people from being exposed for misprision.

    In other words, there is likely a goldmine of evidence of obstruction of justice in all of the tons of redacted information.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Therefore the redactions themselves, when used to conceal internal wrongdoing, are a crime.
      The longer this goes on, the more crimes and criminals are exposed.

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  46. TimesUp says:

    Quiet day on the IG front. Any sense for when the next report gets released?

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      The furst report us tentatively due the next 2 weeks.
      ————————-
      Here are the Investigations I have, shorthand.

      I. Horowitz / Huber
      1. Clinton FBI / DOJ Process – Draft
      2. McCabe Firing – Shorty – Final
      3. FISA Abuse
      4. Clinton Deleted Emails – reopened
      5. Presidential Election Spying?

      II. Arkansas, Cody Hiland PAttorney
      6. Uranium One / Clinton Foundation – Grand Jury Impaneled

      (Pay to Play, taxes, personal gain? focus while HRC SOS. $140M.)

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      • TimesUp says:

        Thanks.

        Does 4. include investigation of what was on Weiner’s computer?

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        • Perot Conservative says:

          I don’t know where that fits, just as I’m not sure where the 27 Leak investigations will reveal. Right now I’m assuming they’ll be sprinkled throughout relevant cases.

          My list is similar to Sundances, except I added in the reopened email server investigation.

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          • TimesUp says:

            Got it, thanks again. Perhaps the Weiner computer investigation falls under 6 – Clinton Foundation (money laundering/pay-for-play).

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      • GB Bari says:

        What about the Awan scandal with the DebbieWassermanSchultz laptop and the DNC server? It is obvious that scandal will be intimately tied into to the HRC / CF crimes as well as others.

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  47. Chieftain says:

    Who is Liz?
    “The article also said that ABC president Ben Sherwood and Special Assistant to Barack Obama, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall are brother and sister.”
    That “Liz?”

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  48. Newhere says:

    Great. Good for Grassley. But it seems like he waits weeks or months to ask obvious questions then waits some more. Wash, rinse, repeat.

    I know he’s on the right side here, and I don’t doubt that the timing and sequence to such steps is deliberate. I’m just tired of it. The basic picture is there for everyone to see. But we still endure games from every direction, left to parse and try to divine what each sly move might mean or portend.

    Even if it’s a game the “good” guys have to play — all of it stinks. All of it reveals that “classified” information is out of control — a blob destroying our democracy and administration of justice. All revealing the extent to which our security and law enforcement agencies (and any institutions intended to hold them accountable) have become feckless and inept. A labyrinthian sprawl of layers and compartments. We watch them stumble around, with the truth in plain sight. Maybe they’ll get there one day. The good guys have a plan. So we wait. And hope. For years.

    More requests. More letters. More threats. More waiting. More deference to norms and processes. More solemn reverence for the constraints and requirements of law and order — the slow wheels of justice (but only when it comes to scrutinizing the actions of those who’ve most flagrantly and offensively usurped the law for their own destructive purposes). More closed-lipped circumspection over investigatory steps that we hope are marching toward justice. Years.

    I’m not blaming or criticizing those taking up the task. I take on faith (and some evidence) that they’re laser focused on bringing the truth to light, through this nightmarishly long game of 9-dimensional chess, and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude. (And what, really, is the alternative to hoping for that to be true?)

    I think it’s possible and fair to be grateful, impatient, and downright pissed all at the same time. Even if and when the truth comes out, we’re a long way from sanity. FRUSTRATED! (as are we all)

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  49. WillJR says:

    When the media says there was a FISA warrant on Carter Page they need to explain that means everyone he communicates with and everyone those people communicate with are monitored. So we’re talking basically every single person in the Trump campaign under surveillance. If Page talks to 100 people during that 90 day period and each of those 100 people talk to 50 people- you end up with the thousands of people. That is the “mosaic of intelligence” Comey is referring to. And they kept renewing it (4 renewals, each for 90 days), so you get even more innocent people under surveillance and more stuff to add to the next application. It’s really evil what they did. Imagine if a Republican president did this to the Democratic, the outrage. Anyway, I heard Sara Carter on Hannity’s radio show mention how a FISA warrant on Carter Page encompassed everyone he talked to and everyone those people talked to and Sean glossed over it. No Sean, this is important for your audience to understand- thousands of Americans were surveilled because of that one warrant- every phone call, email, text, Skype session, etc. People need to understand this.

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    • Zimbalistjunior says:

      Yup. It is surprising they haven’t pushed that yet. I assumed they waiting to spring it on public for maximum ‘oh wow’ effect. But now facts and consistent revelations have sorta overtaken this. Might as well reveal it now.

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    • OSP says:

      Hannity’s too busy talking.

      He’s hypnotized by the sound of his own voice.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        Oh my God I know! It drives me batty that he cuts people off just when they are making their important points!

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