Big Day For The Swamp – Gang of Eight, Plus Gowdy and Kelly, Meet With DOJ, FBI and DNI To Debate Transparency…

A historic set of meetings within the deepest parts of the DC Swamp is on the schedule for this afternoon with a rather unusual set of alliances, conflicts and competing interests amid both parties and all three branches of government.

After much debate, scheduling, positioning, narrative selling, re-scheduling and changes in attendees, the legislative branch and executive branch are set hold a meeting to discuss oversight, document production and investigative authority over prior intelligence and justice department abuses.  It’s a very odd day indeed.

2017/2018 Intelligence Oversight “Gang of Eight”

♦At high-noon House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R), and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R), are meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. (link) and (link)

In this first meeting the legislative branch will be asking the executive branch, yet again, for unredacted documents relating to their oversight over the Intelligence Community and Department of Justice.  The concerns are prior IC, DOJ and FBI conduct in spy operations against the former campaign of current President Donald Trump. ie. “SpyGate”.

The Chief Executive of the Executive Branch, President Donald J Trump, supports full transparency and his interests are represented by Chief-of-Staff John Kelly.  However, the representative cabinet officer of the executive branch, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is not permitted to attend; and the subordinate cabinet officers DAG Rosenstein and FBI Director Wray, seemingly are reluctant to support current transparency requests.

This apparent non-compliant split within the executive branch is unusual to say the least and unfortunately the primary reconciliation officer, Jeff Sessions is recused.  Making the issue(s) more complex is current President being the likely victim of an abuse of power by the former cabinet officers of the prior President Obama administration.

To defend the interests of the prior cabinet and prior administration, the co-dependent facilitators of SpyGate, the 2016 Gang-of-Eight (sans Senator Feinstein, replaced by Senator Warner), come from both the Republican and Democrat side of the legislative branch. Thus…

♦At 2:00pm, an additional group of legislative branch oversight members, seven additional  members of the Intelligence Oversight “Gang of Eight”, will join Devin Nunes for a second meeting/briefing to discuss similar issues.

House Speaker Paul Ryan; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell; Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer; House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member, Adam Schiff; Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr; and Vice-Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner will join House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.  This represents the Gang-of-Eight.

[It is presumed at this point Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy will exit the venue.]

♦ At the 2:00pm meeting seven well known Deep State members of the Gang of Eight, both Democrats and Republicans, will align with the subordinate cabinet officers DAG Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray, against the sunlight and oversight demands of Devin Nunes, John Kelly and presumably Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats.

2017/2018 Intelligence Oversight Gang of Eight

Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, Mark Warner are democrats.  They will be supported in the briefing by Richard Burr, Mitch McConnell and possibly Paul Ryan, all republicans.  [Although Ryan has expressed ambivalence on his alignment]

Five of these seven Go8 members (Pelosi, Schiff, Burr, McConnell and Ryan) were co-facilitators for the 2016 operation “SpyGate” along with Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Senator Harry Reid.  Feinstein abdicated her Vice-Chair position and was replaced by by Mark Warner.  Harry Reid retired and was replaced by Chuck Schumer.

2016 “SpyGate” was a multi-department intelligence plan involving former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James Comey, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and an unknown number of Obama administration members.

According to Brennan’s former congressional testimony he briefed each of the 2016 Gang of Eight members on the origination of the intelligence information, and the beginning of the counterintelligence operation against candidate Donald Trump and his campaign.  However, curiously John Brennan stated he briefed each of the members “individually”.

John Brennan structured his self-defense with great specificity: (@13:35)

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

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

As a consequence of their oversight responsibility, if gross misconduct of unlawful activity is evidenced within the presented documentation from the tightly held vault of the FBI and DOJ, all members of the 2016 intelligence oversight are at risk; presumably excluding Devin Nunes.

Thus those remaining members of the 2016 Go8 have a motive to keep all evidence of prior activity sealed from current congressional oversight and inquiry.  That’s why they will likely align with the interests of the subordinate cabinet members who also have an institutional interest in keeping DOJ and FBI secrets from exposure; against the requests of Chief Executive President Trump.

At the 2:00pm larger briefing Devin Nunes will likely only find White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and DNI Dan Coats as open allies. Predictably House Speaker Paul Ryan will hide behind the potted plant until the smoke clears; while Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Warner, McConnell and Burr attack Nunes for requesting oversight.

Predictions:

If historic patterns repeat, at approximately 2:30pm Adam Schiff will excuse himself to use the restroom and place a guarded phone call to congressional correspondent Manu Raju of CNN, whereby he will leak briefing details for the lead story at the 3:00pm hour.

Awaiting Schiff’s return signal, Pelosi and Schumer will run a distraction campaign discussing tea biscuits and gun control efforts, while Mark Warner uses his blackberry under the table to text message the Russian couriers waiting outside.

Mitch McConnell will find his way to the plant in the corner and begin mumbling something to Paul Ryan who will ask the Senate Majority leader if he remember to bring a mirror.  Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr will pause from glaring at the unfamiliar Ukrainian female staffers, strategically selected for attendance by Mark Warner, and begin guilty engagement with DNI Dan Coats and John Kelly while the room awaits Shiff’s return.

At approximately 3:30 to 4:00pm the group will begin to exit FBI Headquarters and after reaching the third concrete step the first very detailed question from the awaiting media will be shouted at Chairman Devin Nunes asking why he has already leaked the classified content of the briefing.   Prior to answering Chairman Nunes will catch Pelosi and Schumer slyly smiling back as they enter their escorted vehicles.

Ranking member Adam Schiff will be positioned slightly behind Nunes waiting for the bombardment of seeded rapid-fire questioning of Nunes to cease;  at which time Schiff will step forward and the media will listen intently in hushed compliance for fifteen minutes as Schiff explains how today’s critically important briefing has laid the groundwork for future impeachment proceedings.

Toward the end of his rehearsed remarks Adam Schiff will note the likelihood that that several dozen FBI intelligence assets and their families are now at risk; adding a possibility that right now FBI intelligence sources are being assassinated in grocery stores as a result of the grossly irresponsible requests by Chairman Nunes for the most sensitive national security secrets.

At 4:00pm Jake Tapper will carry the choreographed Schiff exit remarks live; with James Clapper and Carl Bernstein pre-positioned in the CNN studio, complete with the leaked narrative provided by Jim Scuitto and congressional correspondent Manu Raju.

Soon thereafter Wolf Blitzer will come in for the structured assist with a ‘Breaking News’ live-feed from Senator Mark Warner who just arrived back on Capitol Hill.

….And so it goes.

A historic day in the swamp.

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1,044 Responses to Big Day For The Swamp – Gang of Eight, Plus Gowdy and Kelly, Meet With DOJ, FBI and DNI To Debate Transparency…

  1. scott467 says:

    “This apparent non-compliant split within the executive branch is unusual to say the least and unfortunately the primary reconciliation officer, Jeff Sessions is recused. Making the issue(s) more complex is current President being the likely victim of an abuse of power by the former cabinet officers of the prior President Obama administration.”

    _____________________

    I don’t know what’s ‘complex’ about it.

    Wray works for Trump. Rosie works from Trump. They ALL work for US.

    We the People demand to know what the $%&^ is going on in OUR government, and we are going to find out. You can comply, or you can ALL hang from the highest lamp post, makes no difference to me either way. Shed not one tear for you traitors.

    Trump is their boss, his demand is lawful and authoritative, so produce every document demanded before end of business TODAY or you’re fired, all of you, and we will take some U.S. Marshals and Marines with us and go get the &^%$ documents ourselves.

    Cue the final Jeopardy music for these creeps.

    Liked by 36 people

    • Dutchman says:

      “Get popcorn”, in addition to being an expression of glee, CAN be seen as a REMINDER: We are all SPECTATORS in the game of the millenia.
      The stakes; the highest. But, few spectators for a poker game, playing for
      matchsticks. Other side has been bluffing, with various strategems, but DJT holds all the cards, and is holding a royal flush. Other side Aint even got a pair of 2’s.
      So, GET POPCORN, remember we are spectators, we already pooled our $, to provide the bank for ‘our’ player, DJT, and now we just have to watch the game play out.
      Declassifying all the documents is like an unfired round: so long as it remains in his pocket, and the other side knows he has it, it is valuable STAYING in his pocket. Looking at best Memorial day weekend, ever!

      Liked by 7 people

    • Oldschool says:

      There is only so long POTUS’s underlings can publicy flip him the bird by refusing his orders. Too much damage to a CIC to have his soldiers disobey his oders. POTUS will not let that go unanswered. That is what I am waiting for.

      Liked by 11 people

      • Good Job! says:

        The redacted portion may name Trump and be a recital of the Dossier allegations.

        If it’s the dossier allegations Rosenstein knows it will be ridiculed.

        Mueller probably dictated it. He’d know better than Rosenstein how to fix up his own investigation.

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    • Scott- excellent post.

      Liked by 4 people

    • The Demon Slick says:

      The only possible explanation I can think of is if President Trump and his allies are complicit in the slow walking of the document release. And the only possible explanation I can think of for that would be if it was because of the impending criminal investigation of… somebody. Or multiple somebodys.
      This is my most hopeful probability string. Rosenstein is the knot in the string, the inconsistency.
      My other theories are far less hopeful, but are more in line with other posters.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Simon says:

        Judge Nap’ claims Trump is legally barred from declassifying because of it interfering with Mueller investigation. Is this correct? I hope not.
        Declassification seems the only route now.

        Liked by 1 person

    • David Allen says:

      I could not agree with you more. Drain the swamp!

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  2. Konamon says:

    Article 1, section 9. Clause 8. they always accuse you of what they are doing, or try to.

    Liked by 7 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      SD is correct about SHITTY!

      The SWAMP thinks they have won!

      Liked by 3 people

      • Good Job! says:

        Interesting.

        That means the “Group of Eight” were only expecting dirt about FBI spying, not the Mueller’s scope memo created by Rosenstein.

        Meaning Nunes’ first meeting not the same subject/s as the second meeting.

        What could be so awful that was redacted?

        “Mueller is hereby authorised to indict a ham sandwich.”

        “Mueller is to work with CrowdStrike.”

        What?

        Could it be that that Trump is a Russian Agent is alleged?

        Liked by 4 people

        • fleporeblog says:

          The truth will come out no matter how hard they fight it! Our President will either fire Rosenstein or say that he is issuing everything to be declassified.

          Liked by 6 people

          • Good Job! says:

            I’m thinking it may be embarrassing to the DOJ. That it’s a close tracking of the Dossier allegations as dictated by Mueller to Rosenstein.

            Imagine–the dossier, possibly the self-important delusions of a foreign spy, used a template to investigate a current president! And what if Steele didn’t write it, Ohr or MI6 wrote it, and Mueller was informed of that—and he didn’t stop his investigation!

            Liked by 4 people

      • Lady in Red says:

        Oh good grief Shitty, former Intelligence has already admitted there were spies! Oh sorry, informants. LOL. I don’t know how he can say this with a straight face unless he thinks the truth will never see the light of day. And Nunes and Gowdy did not get the docs? WTH? I will admit I am becoming impatient, something I have tried hard to avoid.

        Liked by 5 people

        • fleporeblog says:

          Lady in Red PATIENCE! It will all come out.

          Liked by 6 people

          • webgirlpdx says:

            Yes, Fle. Look how far we’ve come? You now have Brennan and Clapper with contradicting and conflicting stories. Scattering like cockroaches when you turn on the light.

            Fish. Meet barrel.

            Liked by 8 people

            • fleporeblog says:

              Exactly! I want to see and read about the conclusion just like everyone else but we have to wait for all the right reasons.

              Liked by 2 people

              • Normally Quiet Observer says:

                +fle … I KNOW you are right, and for all of the logical, and right reasons as well, but dammit … this has to end soon, or it just might get very ugly, very fast! The True American people are getting angrier, and angrier, by the day. Not ALL of them are staunch Trump supporters either! I have many friends, all over the country, and the world, with widely differing political leanings, who are just plain dead tired of all the superficial BS, and want it finished, one way or the other. You know it, I know it … DC HAS to know it! Even if it is just a small portion of the indictments that we all KNOW have to be coming … they need to come, NOW! Before it is too late. The pot is at a ‘rolling boil’ (as Momma used to say) and it is real close to boiling over. If that happens – it is all over, and there will be a bloody, and ugly, revolution in the streets. Not something ANY of us truly want (no one who has ‘smelled the smoke’ ever wants to do it again – unless there is no other way) … but it is coming if they don’t start ACTIVELY fixing the problems soon! The country NEEDS indictments, trials, convictions, and severe sentences for those who are guilty. The country is tired of hearing “it’s coming – (those alleged 30k+ sealed indictments) be patient”.

                My apologies for “soapboxing”, just recanting what I hear and see every day!

                Liked by 1 person

                • fleporeblog says:

                  No need to apologize! I feel your frustration. However, that Civil War you speak about will play itself out in November. A liberal poll like this that has shifted 22% in four months tells me that they are going to pay politically as well as criminally.

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                • Lindenlee says:

                  I got this in my email today from a trusted friend. Read and send. We are in the war now, and the stakes could not be higher (which everyone here already knows): http://www.chattanoogan.com/2018/5/21/369179/Roy-Exum-Is-This-Civil-War-II.aspx

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            • skylark2016 says:

              Fish. Meet barrel, indeed!
              They are making themselves look worse and worse with every stalling tactic they use!
              “The truth will out.”

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              • pvcdroid says:

                I don’t want to believe this but likely they believe Mueller will deliver on something that will take the focus off this and back on Trump. I hope not but still have feeling. They aren’t done wanting to take down Trump. God help us/Trump, seriously! Reminds me of when he was campaigning. He probably could go murder someone in downtown Manhattan and I’d still support him over these horrible people.

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        • Gloria Albertini says:

          Like you I’m loosing patience and getting discouraged.

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      • Pardon me if I missed something important (busy day), but Flood was in the briefing? I thought he was hired strictly for anti-impeachment defense. Perhaps I misunderstood.

        What’s HE doing in this kind of meeting? Have his legal responsibilities been shifted, or was the meeting’s purpose not about the FBI informant?

        Liked by 1 person

        • fleporeblog says:

          Invisible Mikey I apologize but I don’t have an answer for you.

          Liked by 1 person

        • CountryClassVulgarian says:

          He was not “in the meeting”. He was there to make some sort of statement then left.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Thanks, but since it was a Congressional oversight meeting related to the DOJ and an FBI informant – all in the context of Mueller’s investigation, then Emmet Flood (who is representing the President on defense) shouldn’t be anywhere near it. Not for statements. Not even to say, “Hi guys, I’ll be outside in the hall.” It’s a conflict of interest.

            That’s why I was wondering if his legal role had changed. Could have been an unforced error though. The number of legislators invited kept changing after initial announcements.

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      • DanO64 says:

        Almost like it was Planned, huh?

        Liked by 2 people

      • testpointwp says:

        There was no spy
        And I know that it’s true,
        Because I’ve read everything
        That agrees with my view.
        Adam Schiff

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    • Newt Love says:

      > “Article 1, section 9. Clause 8. …”

      Carry the 2 and divide by 3 (Branches of Government) and the answer is not “42.”

      The answer to the Donkey (D) Party is Zero Tolerance!

      We are done fooling with your foolishness.
      You Donkeys are headed to the 2018 killing room floor, to be butchered into dog food.

      Liked by 1 person

      • I hope Trump’s team is fully prepared for the massive vote fraud that will be attempted at the midterms. That’s my biggest concern at this point.

        Liked by 5 people

        • Lindenlee says:

          Mine, too. I saw a lot of it here in S. FL in 2012, reported it, and our cowardly Republican SoS did NOTHING. Cowardly POS.

          I need to talk with our Republican poll watcher group (have done that for years), about exactly HOW the fraud takes place here in our county. Every county is different.

          Liked by 2 people

    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever present perils of life.

      –MOBY DICK, Chapter LX

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  3. scott467 says:

    “At the 2:00pm meeting seven well known Deep State members of the Gang of Eight, both Democrats and Republicans, will align with the subordinate cabinet officers DAG Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray, against the sunlight and oversight demands of Devin Nunes, John Kelly and presumably Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats.”

    ____________________

    That meeting should be nationally televised, so everyone can see these traitors, the same way Trump holds televised meetings with Congress-creeps so everybody can see and hear what they say.

    They wouldn’t survive the afternoon.

    Liked by 13 people

  4. mr.piddles says:

    In a cruel twist of irony, today is a day that I’d actually like to hear a little leakage. No I don’t. Yes I do. No I don’t. Yes I do. So conflicted!

    Liked by 7 people

  5. Lurker2 says:

    OMG the headline of this article cracks me up! Big Day For The Swamp! hahhahaha

    Liked by 4 people

  6. qzy says:

    This article says the investigation into Trump began “at the end of 2105”:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/13/ex-british-spy-chief-sir-richard-dearlove-suggests-donald-trump/

    “GCHQ tipped-off security services in the US about alleged meetings between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign team and potential Russian spies, it has been claimed.

    A source close to UK intelligence said that the listening post had become aware AT THE END OF 2015 of possible “interactions” and that this information was then sent across the Atlantic.”

    I don’t know. It could be fake. I never saw the article before. But, I don’t often read Liberal British newspapers.

    Perhaps we should start monitoring Liberal news “sources”? Pretty sure they monitor ours.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Countrywatch says:

      The Daily Telegraph always used to be right wing in the distant past, but now it is unpredictable.

      I do not have good memories of Sir Richard Dearlove and the Iraq war episode and the death of David Kelly. He was director of MI6 at the time. He very much appeared to me to be an “establishment” figure with all that entails.

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    • cjzak says:

      If this started in 2015, they sure haven’t been able to find much that indicates PT did anything wrong or they would have hurried to get it out before the election took place. They didn’t and they haven’t found a darn thing to hang their hat on no matter how they have tried. Shut them down and investigate Hillary Clinton and her merry band of criminals. Lots of fertile badness in that field so get plowing. Get the truth out there for all Americans to know what these lefties have done to our country.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. nick Vellios says:

    One of the best written articles I have read in a long time. I love the humor as well.

    Liked by 5 people

  8. Ziiggii says:

    so the latest game of obfuscation is to confuse ppl over what #SpyGate actually is…

    President Donald Trump’s effort to force the Department of Justice and the FBI to disclose key elements of the Mueller probe (what he’s called “Spygate”) is neither a new affront to the department’s or the agency’s independence, nor a particularly effective one.

    What President Trump has done in public via Twitter and now in a well-publicized meeting, President Richard Nixon had previously done in private by obtaining secret grand jury information from the Assistant Attorney General about the ongoing investigation of his White House aides and his presidential campaign.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-spygate-meeting-followed-nixon-s-playbook-having-inside-information-ncna877106?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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    • Dutchman says:

      Wow, just when you think media can’t go any worse, the surprise ya.
      Pessimist ; “It can’t POSSIBLY get any worse!”
      Optimist: “Oh, yes it CAN !”

      Liked by 11 people

      • singingsoul says:

        Th media with their twisted mind are connecting Trump to Nixon…?
        How low can they go because they are already from the guider into the swamp.
        The dishonesty never shocks me because they are doing the bidding of the swamp.

        Liked by 1 person

        • icthematrix says:

          No surprise from the “Nothing But Communists” network. Make no mistake; the evil enemy has prepared their defensive positions and strategies in advance. The assault is underway. Once the IG report was coming, they began their spin to make the spying a simple normal exercise. Now they seek to smear our President as the next Nixon. They hope to scare Congress into meek retreat.

          Time to unleash.

          Liked by 2 people

          • T.L.T. says:

            All this BS is a set up so LyingMedia can nammer at LyingMediaZombies 24/7/365 to keep the pump primed for street riots on tap.

            The threat’s already been deliberately made, recently, if the president fired Rosenstein or Mueller riots would happen.

            Violence is all they have left & is also the end game, to provide cover for seizing power in future.

            Hey FBI, what happened at MandalayBay? Did the shooter kill teenage girls because their parents probably voted for Trump? Or not?

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      • singular says:

        Dutchman, that’s just too funny for words. Thank you, I’ll remember that one.

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  9. 4beagles says:

    My grass is cut and I sitting in the shade with cold PBR tallboy

    Liked by 8 people

  10. Boots says:

    Why does Nunes and our other good guys put up with this crap of hiding documents? Why doesn’t someone on our side send a SWAT team into FBI and DOJ to take the stuff Congress has been asking for for over a year?

    Liked by 3 people

  11. singingsoul says:

    I think we all need to learn what secret intel tactics were used on American citizens. When I looked last President Trump was and is a US citizen and they began spying on him bringing the tools of the intel to their disposal to bear on a private citizen Trump and his team.
    That is most import and that we the people see what this government does in our name with our money . The Intel community outed their secret tactics by abusing their intel operettas against American citizens.
    Shame on them may they hang off the highest tree for everyone to see.

    Liked by 10 people

    • phoenixRising says:

      I live in the woods…
      no shortage of trees

      jes sayin’

      Liked by 2 people

    • LDave says:

      Andrew McCarthy’s explanation of this is worth repeating. The FBI has two functions (which used to be kept very separate.) One is the criminal division and the other is counterintelligence. What these crooked cops did was use a counterintelligence investigation and all of the powers that comes with that, to undertake a criminal investigation on DJT and his associates. It was an end-around on the 4th amendment.

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      • dayallaxeded says:

        “What these crooked slops did was use a counterintelligence investigation and all of the powers that comes with that, to PHONY-UP a criminal investigation on DJT and his associates. It was and continues to be an end-around on Article 2 and the 4th amendment of the U.S. Constitution–in short, SEDITION.” FIFY!

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      • Chewbarkah says:

        I’ll see Andrew McCarthy and raise with this: The FBI undertook a counterintelligence investigation against a fake intelligence problem of their own creation to justify a criminal investigation using counterintelligence means and methods first to subvert the election, then ailing that to destabilize the government of the elected President.

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      • As a man thinkth says:

        It’s called LAWFARE…the ideology of the deep state.
        Live and functioning well within all federal departments…Established by a Kenyan with degree in
        CONSTITUTIONAL LAW and Community Organizing…go figure.

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    • T.L.T. says:

      They’re doing some nasty things in & against our names.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. singular says:

    Monica cCrowley is subbing today for Sean. She says they need another special counsel. Bad idea. I think it comes from deep state and it makes me not even trust her.

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    • singingsoul says:

      I am not deep state and yes they need another special council to root out the swamp and their evil doings. The DOJ will protect itself so will the FBI and others. This cancer that has grown in our Government needs to be eradicated so this never happens again to a President.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Lurker2 says:

        I agree. Special Counsel. Let’s get this thing moving.

        Liked by 1 person

      • WES says:

        Singing soul: You must be new here because most Treepers are aware that whenever a congressional critter asks that a SC be appointed what they are really saying is they do not want justice to be served ever and more than likely they have something to hide that they don’t want to ever see the light of day!

        Appointing a SC = I DO NOT WANT JUSTICE EVER!!!!

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        • LM says:

          I agree with a second SC. There is a political as well as a legal battle to be fought,

          The new SC could investigate the old one, and likewise grap attorney records and issue indictments.

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        • davidb says:

          @ WES…thats Your opinion. It does Not mean no Justice ever. It means it will take time. Last time I checked the score card, we are losing.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Lurker2 says:

            That’s right. Not sure why anyone thinks a Special Counsel would be slow. We’re a year and a half into Trump’s presidency already! And not a single person has been indicted. I am not holding out hope for Sessions/Huber, and Horowitz might be the most amazing guy but he cannot charge anyone.

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          • trialbytruth says:

            I have a different score card. I keep seeing facts which requires them to create a new storey. It never happened, It was carter page, It was padolopolis, It was for Trumps protection, It was a rightous investigation of russian opperatives inthe Trump campaign. Each one of these naratives protects a deep state group at the expense of others. They will never be able to get their lies straight because no line protects everyone.

            The deep state has only begun to toss each other under the bus. Right now its just Cia versus FBI. Soon it will get personal buy the big bag of popcorn.

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        • formerdem says:

          imo te outcome of a special counsel investigation is determined without recourse by the person who names the special counsel. But an investigation in regular order has checks and balances.

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    • Dutchman says:

      So, my take on NBC story:
      Trumps lawyer and Kelly left, bevause it was going to be disclosed that their are ONGOING Grand Juries, and criminal investigations re: spygate, and THAT is why thevredactions and withholding of info.
      Leakers trying to spin this as “watergate 2.0, is like the whole “sh*thole” comment trick by Durbin.
      But, it doesn’t work, and shows dems leaked the existence of Grand Juries, a no no. Ooops.
      So, my initial take is to open a beer, and,……GET POPCORN!

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    • Remington says:

      Absolutely…I thing we need a twenty or so to enhance this three ring circus

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    • LDave says:

      I agree. Bad idea. Look at Mueller. How do we know another SC won’t be as crooked? Further, that would merely delay things as the SC puts together a team. Lastly, Mark Levin was making a strong argument last night that Mueller’s appointment was unconstitutional. if we create another SC in the same manner, and he’s right, all of the new SC’s work done against the black hats could be lost.

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      • dayallaxeded says:

        Any SC CONgress can agree on will be tainted as badly or worse than Mulehead, if that’s possible. If a strong, righteous prosecutor can’t be found within DoInj, then we should probably stop the denial and get on with accepting the fact that the USA, as a constitutional republic is over–form regional governments that actually represent their populations and where the bad decisions of Demonrats don’t get paid for or buffered by poaching the resources and vitality of conservative states.

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        • singular says:

          Another special prosecuter might be in order. That is different from a special counsel. Guess that would be up to the A.G. to decide.

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    • singular says:

      My apologies to Monica Crowley for calling her “deep state.” She’s not a lawyer, so maybe she just doesn’t understand. Just that she’s been around since Watergate.

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  13. Skinner says:

    “Cover for Action” in Strzok’s text has a very specific meaning in intelligence operations.

    This is a term that refers to a tactic used by all intelligence operators while performing operational acts. For instance, you might set up a meeting with a source in a red light district so that if an enemy security force were to detain you, your Cover for Action would be that you were trying to hire a prostitute rather than meeting the source.

    For Strzok to refer to this in the context of meeting judge Contreras is 100% confirmation that his intent was illegal.

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  14. Hmmm... says:

    Pelosi is great comedy. Her statements on the meeting today:

    I have no idea what we are going to see but it is irresponsible for us to be seeing it

    Paul Ryan is irresponsible for not attending the Gang of 8 briefing. This is about national security.

    I am sending Adam Schiff in my place for the early briefing to make sure they don’t do something dishonest. (translation: I’m too dumb to be the spy on the first briefing)

    Funny thing is she might be right about not knowing what they are seeing. Like a lot of the information that has come out it takes a lot of knowledge of the context to truly understand what you are reading or seeing. Sundance can pick a sentence or paragraph out of a 100 page report and reveal its real meaning or pick out a 3 minute section of a 2 hour hearing. Without knowing what context Nunes has I’m not sure that the significance of what they are seeing will be evident. Whatever documents they are seeing were created by DOJ and FBI officials that were intending for them to survive scrutiny so the obfuscation would not be immediately apparent I would guess.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Yes, to be deeply into TDS, and suddenly confronted with reality can be very discombobulating, even for someone in good health. Hope they had paramedics standing by, just in case anhone succumbed to vapors! Poor Pelosi!
      Reality is a b*tch!

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    • Hmmm….. obviously it would have been smart if they had called in Sundance to interpret the data for them.

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  15. jbowen82 says:

    Isn’t it about time for the IG report into the non-investigation of the Clinton e-mails to drop?

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  16. Schifty out there already…no evidence of spy

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    • Nigella says:

      Yup, saw that… Leak much?

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      • blind no longer says:

        You gotta be kidding. Nunes should have tripped him on his way to the cameras. I’d love to see Schitt fall on his corrupt azz.

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        • Rhoda R says:

          Why? Both Clapper and Brennan have admitted to spying “for their own good” so Shiff’ statement is patently absurd.

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    • ezpz2 says:

      According to GP, Schiff read a statement that was written hours BEFORE the actual meeting.

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    • Hmmm... says:

      He said he HEARD no evidence of a spy (no mention of what he saw). With Schiffty you have to parse his words carefully. It’s impressive how well he lies with the truth.

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    • NC PATRIOT says:

      Nunes NEVER asked for information about spying !

      He wanted information about HOW the initial “intelligence investigation” of the President began, and when. What did they use to start the investigation—since Nunes could find NO raw intelligence that would have called for such, (in other words, people had to create it.)

      So when Schiff rushes out and says “we saw no indication of spying”—-he is right. That is not what the meeting was for.

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  17. bill riser says:

    Sarah Westwood

    Verified account

    @sarahcwestwood
    23m23 minutes ago
    Sources tell me Gowdy and Nunes did not receive the documents they requested during the noon meeting at DOJ, despite the pleas for openness from Kelly and Flood at the start of the briefing

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  18. Payday says:

    PDJT sure stepped all over the WH meeting media story by announcing both canceling NOKO and auto tariffs today.. Someone help me, why would he do that?

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Are you kidding?

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      • Payday says:

        No. Do you have an opinion? Or are you just being condescending?

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          You are saying he should halt foreign policy in order to allow the media to spin narratives about “muh Russia”. No headlines are going to come out of the meeting since they are sworn to secrecy… only spin would be generated.

          So, no I wasn’t being condescending… I was wondering why you would say something like that. It was just… odd.

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          • Payday says:

            Well, I thought of all of that. But one would think he would want as much sunlight coverage of the corruption against him as possible, and neither of those other announcements had to be made today. That’s what I find odd.

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    • Phideaux says:

      He had to. Pompeo was schedule to appear before Senate Foreign Relations Committee today, was sure to be asked about progress. PDJT has to get out ahead of it.

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      • Payday says:

        Maybe, but still, he then stepped all over the story with all he did today. I’m not complaining, I’m just trying to figure it out. Maybe SD has a theory.

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    • brh82 says:

      PayDay, chances are everyone who has answered you has forgotten that Trump’s Playbook is The Art of War and he alone controls the pace at which this war moves. I agree with you, it is odd too many BIG news items are arriving at once, UNLESS we believe Trump and God have this. Logic has nothing to do with what this day held, BUT Trump and God have this. Down the line we will see, President Trump and God controlled today! And we will declare the President a genius!

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  19. phoenixRising says:

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    • ezpz2 says:

      Yup. According to GP, Schiff read a statement written hours BEFORE the meeting.

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    • bill riser says:

      It’s what they heard – did not see anything just lip service!!

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    • LM says:

      They wish to protect those who are not loyal to this country and do not respect our constitution, methods that include lies and procedures to back up their lies through creating false situations or false witnesses about a situation.

      They are enshrining the tactics of the left in the cloak of national security and thereby making it acceptable to plant evidence in order to imprison (or remove from office) political opposition without ever facing repercussions or even public exposed.

      They are saturating the American people with false evidence and lies to counter the truth without enough pushback from us.

      If we are quiet about it we will be part of calling evil good and good evil.

      JMHO

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      • brh82 says:

        We little folk have no sway over the MSM. Patience will get us courtroom drama and the mid-term polls. That’s OUR voice. The rest is idle chatter.

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  20. billrla says:

    If it’s war they want, then war they shall have…or something like that.

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  21. fred5678 says:

    A LOOOOONG weekend ahead — I will keep internet and TV VERY close to the grill and adult beverage cooler. I enjoy watching history more than Hollywood reboots of Marvel comics and Star Wars Episode 314, anyway.

    The suspense is intense. I am keeping faith in our VSG POTUS and his AG, who has shown so much character over the years (KKK in AL, defeating McCain-Kennedy THREE times in 2006-7) I do not believe he has become a swamp dweller.

    Skoal!!

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    • phoenixRising says:

      Tomorrow’s Friday…
      Looking forward to usual news drop from WH/POTUS

      Stenographers (they call themselves ‘journalists’) will be working this long weekend…

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  22. Nigella says:

    Is it true Nunes and Gowdy didn’t get the documents they were asking for?

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  23. MaineCoon says:

    FTA: Five of these seven Go8 members (Pelosi, Schiff, Burr, McConnell and Ryan) were co-facilitators for the 2016 operation “SpyGate” along with Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Senator Harry Reid. Feinstein abdicated her Vice-Chair position and was replaced by by Mark Warner. Harry Reid retired and was replaced by Chuck Schumer.

    All attendees saw POTUS strength today as he canceled the summit with North Korea. Timing is everything.

    These SpyGate co-facilitators are havng their last little meeting together — knowing either they expose themselves; otherwise, POTUS will drop the bomb on them. Tables have turned. They actually believed nothing would happen.

    POTUS just gave them another clue. They are next on his list.

    SpyGate is turning on the spies and the faclitators of it.

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  24. tom dunkle says:

    How about Trump declassify the documents. Read them at his rally this weekend, and afterwards ask the audience if he should fire Rosenstein. When they roar approval fire Rosenstien on the spot.

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  25. I still can’t see the benefit of those two meetings today. If PDJT and crew was “setting up” the perps, the reasoning isn’t obvious to me. Can anyone enlighten this poor uneducated soul?

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  26. So far it seemed like nothing much happened at the meeting but I will wait to see what Sundance has to say about it before jumping to conclusions.

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    • ImHopeful says:

      I’m feeling the same way. Seems like a lot of stonewalling, delay tactics, and meetings that accomplish little (at least on the surface). I’m still hoping for big news before CA primary – it would be fantastic to see 24/7 coverage of Dem misdeeds the entire 1st week/weekend in June – right before voting on June 5th. Won’t help with all the mail-in, early ballots, but if the news is big enough it could still make a difference here.

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  27. BillRiser says:

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  28. robert granholm says:

    could be that the meeting is designed so that Trump lays out what he knows about the illegal activities, and makes an offer people cannot refuse.

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  29. Yeoman says:

    Swamp dweller Napolitano says Trump can’t investigate his investigators because it would create obstruction of justice. Furthermore, the spying is only relevant if he is charged, but if he is charged he has no basis to investigate the investigators.

    I guess if Nixon had Napolitano on his team he wouldn’t have resigned /s

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/05/24/judge-andrew-napolitano-can-trump-lawfully-investigate-his-investigators.html

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  30. tom dunkle says:

    Like to share another thought. If Mueller is setting perjury traps for Trump it follows he has already set them for others. Given this then Kushner`s 7 hour testimony is more than enough to indict him regardless of the truth. Bottom line is if this happens it is just like indicting Trump. Trump should move full speed to destroy this so called investigation with any means possible.

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  31. Pyrthroes says:

    This is not a case of of “the devil in the details”, but a straightforward proposition: Release the “Spygate” transcripts through whatever O-so-convoluted channels, or play “the little shimmy-shimmy two-step” immortalized by off-Broadway’s one act “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” (1982).

    Presuming the Pelosi-Schumer Einsatzgruppen continues to cover for Deep State axis Brennan-Clapper-Comey, not to mention Benedict Barack Gangrenous, the Clinton camarata plus dork-lites such as Loretta “Tarmac” Lynch and Podesta’s DNC, these witless dregs are actually enabling Trump to orchestrate release of felonious revelations at discretion.

    Kudos to Devin Nunes! And for the rest– be damned. Your time is coming, and 63 million American voters just can’t wait.

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  32. tonyE says:

    The trouble with Shifty’s statement is that Clapper and the other principals have already stated that they did indeed spy on the Trump Campaign.

    But Shifty is such a habitual liar that he couldn’t tell the truth if his cojones were on actual fire. (Liar, Liar, pants on Fire).

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    • Deplore Able says:

      The FBI wasn’t spying. They were simply paying an informant to contact people in the campaign and learn what was going on. Oh, and maybe on a couple of occasions they might ask about things that could allow the FBI to get a FISA warrant, like “Did you hear that the Russians have Hillary’s emails?” But there was no intent to entrap, they simply wanted to know what the Trump camp was doing. Purely innocent. Standard procedure. Everyone does it. Just ask Hitler or Stalin or Mao or Castro….

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  33. billsbowl says:

    Intelligence Gang of Eight?
    Oh, you meant Nunes plus Seven Goons.

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  34. gda says:

    I have to say, in regard to these hyped-up meetings, this has been a most disappointing and frustrating day – so far.

    Though not unexpected, I might add.

    Of course, there could be a whole lot going on behind the scenes that we don’t know about yet………hopefully. More patience required…..again.

    Sigh….

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  35. CollusionMyth says:

    Brilliant, succinct takedown of James Clapper and the IC community by Thomas Wictor.

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    • NC PATRIOT says:

      Wrong animal—-think he meant the Jackass’ mouth

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    • phoenixRising says:

      Losing them? Hooray…
      what do we need the C_A for anyway? They’re the Deep State’s tool.
      Dismantle the beast.
      The FBI is another arm of the C-A, since the zero administration.
      Dismantle it.

      All these secret agencies… spending money unaccounted for, stirring up trouble across the globe… running guns and drugs.

      fragile and in need of nurturing…? Really? Laughing hysterically here…
      pull the other one.

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      • singular says:

        “Fragile and in need of nurturing”? Sounds like a potted plant. 17 small letter agencies? Overkill.

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        • Mr. T. says:

          BREAKING NEWS! During a Joint Press Conference, the CIA and FBI announced today, they are installing “Quiet Rooms” at both Langley and the FBI Hoover Building. In addition to the new quiet rooms, they are going to be stocked with coloring books and crayons, a hot cocoa machine, and there will be bi-weekly visits from therapy dogs to help coddle, I mean….to help “NURTURE” both agencies snowflakes….I mean…..the help nurture the employees during these difficult and troubled times.

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  36. Jeffery Poehl says:

    They should be given the “Roman”option.Get their affairs in order,have dinner with family and friends,and slit their wrists in the bathtub,because going to be made public.Otherwise,prosecute the lot..

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  37. Bluto says:

    Schiff is playing semantics. There was no spy (according to Democrats it was an investigator, to Comey it was a human resource). There was no spy inside the Trump campaign (the spy was not inside the Trump campaign, he tried to dirty up people inside the campaign and pump them for information but was not inside the campaign himself, although he volunteered to join the campaign). Schiff saw no evidence because no evidence was handed over today, it was just a briefing.

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  38. jello333 says:

    Haven’t started reading the comment section yet, but just wanted to say… Sundance, your “Predictions” segment was brilliant. 😉

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  39. Darren says:

    How do the MSM and Dems keep falling for Trumps setups? #SPYGATE is simply brilliant. He tweets it out there. Notice he doesn’t link evidence. Then he waits. Lets the enemy put themselves out there. Gets them on the record stating a position. Letting them spin. A few weeks later the evidence will appear. Tripping them all up.

    Anyone who has looked into this at all or anyone who read MSM articles for the past two years already KNOWS it’s true. I have liberal friends that now know in their gut that something isn’t right. It’s caused them to look at their own propaganda from the past two years and think to themselves “Holy there just might be something to this…”

    The ones who can’t reflect are lost anyways. Truth is they don’t matter.

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