IG Report: Peter Strzok Statements About Weiner/Abedin Laptop Conflict With FBI Claims About Weiner/Abedin Laptop…

General David Petraeus was arrested for leaving his classified schedule on mistress Paula Broadwell’s nightstand.  Kristian Saucier was arrested for taking a classified photograph on a submarine.  Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin had dozens of classified Clinton emails on a laptop and…

There is a great deal of inconsistent application of law surrounding classified information. There is also a great deal of fatigue surrounding discussion of those inconsistent applications.  Contradictions, inconsistency and obtuse justifications are as rampant in our midst as the political narratives shaping them.  Perhaps that’s by design.

We begin reading Chapter 11 of the IG Report with a growing acceptance that not only is there a need for a special counsel, but there is a brutally obvious need for multiple special counsels; each given a specific carve-out investigation that comes directly from the content of the Inspector General report.   This issue of the handling of the Weiner/Abedin laptop screams for a special counsel investigation on that facet alone.  Why?

Well, consider this from page #388 (emphasis mine):

Midyear agents obtained a copy of the Weiner laptop from NYO immediately after the search warrant was signed on October 30.

The laptop was taken directly to Quantico where the FBI’s Operational Technology Division (OTD) began processing the laptop. The Lead Analyst told us that given the volume of emails on the laptop and the difficulty with de-duplicating the emails that “at least for the first few days, the scale of what we’re doing seem[ed] really, really big.”

Strzok told us that OTD was able “to do some amazing things” to “rapidly de-duplicate” the emails on the laptop, which significantly lowered the number of emails that the Midyear team would have to individually review. Strzok stated that only after that technological breakthrough did he begin to think it was “possible we might wrap up before the election.”  (pg 388)

The key takeaway here is two-fold.  First, the laptop is in the custody of the FBI; that’s important moving forward (I’ll explain later).  Also, specifically important, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, the lead investigative authority in the Hillary Clinton MYE (Mid-Year-Exam), is explaining to the IG how they were able to process an exhaustive volume of emails (350,000) and Blackberry communications (344,000) in a few days; [Oct 30 to Nov 5]

Note: “OTD was able “to do some amazing things to rapidly de-duplicate” the emails on the laptop.

OK, you got that?

Now lets look at the very next page, #389 (again, emphasis mine):

[…] The FBI determined that Abedin forwarded two of the confirmed classified emails to Weiner. The FBI reviewed 6,827 emails that were either to or from Clinton and assessed 3,077 of those emails to be “potentially work-related.”

The FBI analysis of the review noted that “[b]ecause metadata was largely absent, the emails could not be completely, automatically de-duplicated or evaluated against prior emails recovered during the investigation” and therefore the FBI could not determine how many of the potentially work-related emails were duplicative of emails previously obtained in the Midyear investigation. (pg 389)

See the problem?  See the contradiction?

Strzok is saying due to some amazing wizardry the FBI forensics team was able to de-duplicate the emails.  However, FBI forensics is saying they were NOT able to de-duplicate the emails.

Both of these statements cannot be true.  And therein lies the underlying evidence to support a belief the laptop content was never actually reviewed.  But it gets worse, much worse….

To show how it’s FBI Agent Peter Strzok that is lying; go back to chapter #9 and re-read what the New York case agent was saying about the content of the laptop.

The New York FBI analysis supports the FBI forensic statement in that no de-duplication was possible because the metadata was not consistent.   The New York FBI Weiner case agent ran into this metadata issue when using extraction software on the laptop.

CHAPTER 9:    The case agent assigned to the Weiner investigation was certified as a Digital Extraction Technician and, as such, had the training and skills to extract digital evidence from electronic devices.

The case agent told the OIG that he began processing Weiner’s devices upon receipt on September 26. The case agent stated that he noticed “within hours” that there were “over 300,000 emails on the laptop.”

The case agent told us that on either the evening of September 26 or the morning of September 27, he noticed the software program on his workstation was having trouble processing the data on the laptop.  (pg 274)

The New York Case Agent then describes how inconsistent metadata within the computer files for the emails and Blackberry communications, made it impossible for successful extraction.  The FBI NY case agent and the Quantico FBI forensics agent agree on the metadata issue and the inability to use their software programs for extraction and layered comparison for the purposes of de-duplication.

Both NY and Quantico contradict the statement to the IG by FBI Agent Peter Strzok.  However, that contradiction, while presented in a factual assertion by the IG, is entirely overlooked and never reconciled within the inspector general report.  That irreconcilable statement also sheds more sunlight on the motives of Strzok.

Next up, there were only three FBI people undertaking the October Clinton email review.  To learn who they are we jump back to Chapter #11, page #389.

The Midyear team flagged all potentially work-related emails encountered during the review process and compared those to emails that they had previously reviewed in other datasets. Any work-related emails that were unique, meaning that they did not appear in any other dataset, were individually reviewed by the Lead Analyst, [Peter] Strzok, and FBI Attorney 1 [Tashina Gauhar] for evidentiary value.  (pg 389)

Pete Strzok, Tash Gauhar and the unknown lead analyst.  That’s it.  Three people.

This is the crew that created the “wizardry” that FBI Director James Comey says allowed him to tell congress with confidence that 1,355,980 electronic files (pg 389), containing 350,000 emails and 344,000 Blackberry communications were reviewed between October 30th and the morning of November 6th, 2016.

Three people.

Pete, Tash and one lead analyst.  Uh huh.

Sure.

The Inspector General just presents the facts; that’s obviously what he did.  Then it’s up to FBI and DOJ leadership to accept the facts, interpret them, and apply their meaning.

No bias?

But FBI is committed to bias training?

FUBAR.

There is an actual hero in all of this though.  It’s that unnamed FBI Case Agent in New York who wouldn’t drop the laptop issue and forced the FBI in DC to take action on the laptop.  Even the IG points this out (chapter #9, page 331):

We found that what changed between September 29 and October 27 that finally prompted the FBI to take action was not new information about what was on the Weiner laptop but rather the inquiries from the SDNY prosecutors and then from the Department. The only thing of significance that had changed was the calendar and the fact that people outside of the FBI were inquiring about the status of the Weiner laptop. (pg 331)

Those SDNY prosecutors only called Main Justice in DC because the New York case agent went in to see them and said he wasn’t going to be the scape goat for a buried investigation (chapter #9, pg 303) “The case agent told us that he scheduled a meeting on October 19 with the two SDNY AUSAs assigned to the Weiner investigation because he felt like he had nowhere else to turn.” … “The AUSAs both told us that the case agent appeared to be very stressed and worried that somehow he would be blamed in the end if no action was taken.”

On October 20, 2016, the AUSAs met with their supervisors at SDNY and informed them of their conversation with the Weiner case agent. The AUSAs stated that they told their supervisors the substantive information reported by the case agent, the case agent’s concerns that no one at the FBI had expressed interest in this information, and their concern that the case agent was stressed out and might act out in some way. (pg 304)

Why would the New York Case Agent be worried?

Consider Page 274, footnote #165:

fn 165:  No electronic record exists of the case agent’s initial review of the Weiner laptop. The case agent told us that at some point in mid-October 2016 the NYO ASAC instructed the case agent to wipe his work station. The case agent explained that the ASAC was concerned about the presence of potentially classified information on the case agent’s work station, which was not authorized to process classified information.

The case agent told us that he followed the ASAC’s instructions, but that this request concerned him because the audit trail of his initial processing of the laptop would no longer be available. The case agent clarified that none of the evidence on the Weiner laptop was impacted by this, explaining that the FBI retained the Weiner laptop and only the image that had been copied onto his work station was deleted. The ASAC recalled that the case agent “worked through the security department to address the concern” of classified information on an unclassified system. He told us that he did not recall how the issue was resolved.

Now watch embed tweet video:

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Summary:

  • There were only three people in the Mid-Year-Event team granted authority to physically do the Clinton email review.
  • They were: FBI Agent Peter Strzok, FBI Attorney-1 Tashina “Tash” Gauhar, and an unnamed lead analyst.
  • FBI Agent Peter Strzok says they were able to cull the number of emails through the use of “some amazing things to rapidly de-duplicate” the emails.
  • The New York FBI case agent assigned to the Weiner investigation, a certified Digital Extraction Technician, as well as the FBI forensics team in Quantico say it was impossible to use the conflicted metadata to “de-duplicate” the emails.
  • Someone is lying.
  • FBI Director James Comey said his investigative unit used some form of “wizardry” to review the content of the Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner laptop.
  • The Inspector General makes no determination as to who is telling the truth; and never asked the question of whether an actual review of the laptop emails took place.
  • The FBI still has possession of the Abedin/Weiner laptop.

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⇑ These Cannot Both Be True ⇓

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1,053 Responses to IG Report: Peter Strzok Statements About Weiner/Abedin Laptop Conflict With FBI Claims About Weiner/Abedin Laptop…

  1. Peter says:

    Watching for replies!

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    • Yes, someone is lying. Strzok is lying. He’s the only one with a motive to do so.

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      • WSB says:

        And ‘Wizardry’ Comey.

        Comey would have been charged with obstruction of justice if he had buried this laptop. He may have been furious at McCabe for attempting to let the laptop lie because ultimately, Comey would have been responsible.

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        • Sayit2016 says:

          Does it concern anyone that the Weiner laptop is in the custody of the FBI? I am concerned we will hear the laptop can not be located. If Strzok wen through the trouble to prevent the email from actually being viewed and investigated, and he has not been fired from his job, what could he have done in the meantime knowing the walls were closing in…..

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        • SE says:

          Comey CAN’T lay this on McCabe. He’s quoted in the IG report as being informed in ‘early Oct or late Sept’, so…immediately.

          But he failed to connect the laptop to Huma/Hillary because – and he actually had the brass b*alls to testify to this – he didn’t know Anthony Weiner was married to Huma.

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          • JX says:

            As another poster pointed out….

            It’s even worse. Comey did nothing when he found out in Sep/Oct that Clinton’s emails were on some random pervert’s computer.

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          • WSB says:

            That is just funny! However, since Bill Clinton officiated, maybe they really aren’t married!

            LOL!

            That would explain the lack of a Fatwah against Anthony or Huma.

            And BTW, from a native NYer….What good Jewish mother names her son Anthony…jus’ sayin’.

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      • Scarlet says:

        He looks like a liar. He looks like an evil doer.

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    • WSB says:

      Shaking my head reply…incoming.

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  2. It is it even known who possesses the laptop at present? or has it been destroyed?

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  3. Never Forget

    Lt John F Kerry while still in U S Navy Reserve met with members of the NVA an VC in Paris France and gave aid and support.
    Thus as other Smericsn Fighting men were in mortal combat with said NVS and VC.

    Clear treason

    Guilty as sin free as a bird

    D C Swamp corrupt then still corrupt now!

    Only stopping them will work
    We must stand the ground now!

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  4. Ono says:

    Excellent essay Sundance!

    Your keen eye for detail is something that congress needs to open.

    “Turning a blind ey to truth” is no longer acceptable.

    Liked by 13 people

    • David A says:

      Yet have we now moved from no special counsel recommended due to delays and the fact that we thought and trusted that Sessions and Huber we’re doing a full investigation prosecution, to the point that now we need multiple special counsel’s?

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      • sundance says:

        Yes.

        One Special Counsel needs to focus on the FBI bribery by media. That’s a significant investigation by itself.

        Another Special Counsel needs to focus on the Abedin/Weiner laptop issues; and faux investigation therein.

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        • WSB says:

          SD, are you saying it is too much work, or not trusting that an appropriate field office AG similar to Huber and a grand jury can handle these cases?

          Could the Weiner laptop case be handled by another state, from any origin of emails? That might take it out of the NY field office of which seems to be horribly polluted.

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          • sundance says:

            IMHO the DOJ has shown itself too corrupt. My limited trust is entirely gone. Therefore any investigative path must now come from outside the DOJ. That rules out the use of a U.S. Attorney from anywhere.

            Put a federal judge, or former governor, in charge of each investigation. Give him/her a team of field office agents, outside DC, from the FBI and go from there.

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            • missilemom says:

              Can POTUS do this; or must it come from Congress or surely not DOJ?

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              • Curry Worsham says:

                Unless recused, the AG appoints a Special Counsel. Sessions must come to the same conclusion as Sundance – that the DOJ cannot investigate itself when there is this much corruption. This is not about the 2016 campaign per se. This is about the DOJ/FBI investigation into matters that may involve the campaign.

                Sessions is not recused from appointing a SC(s) to investigate the investigation. President Trump should demand it and fire Sessions if he won’t do it. I believe Sessions will.

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                • Some Old Guy says:

                  Haven’t seen Sessions’ response to the IG report myself yet but others have alluded that he has responded substantively similarly to Wray which if true, leads me to believe your confidence in Sessions on this matter may be misplaced (unfortunately).

                  Liked by 1 person

                • josco scott says:

                  Sessions’ response is not like Wray’s although it’s measured and understated, as it would be. But he made it a point to say this is not the end and if necessary we’ll use a SC.

                  And please? Stop the Sessions hate? Save your anger for those you know are guilty. I’m seeing a lot of what I knew would happen when seeing so much wild hope for any portion of this process: a slide down, which is exactly what the Democrats need for their vaunted blue wave.

                  There’s everything wrong with scattershot anger.
                  If Trump hasn’t fired him… if it’s just periodic tweets… I’ll withhold judgment.

                  FOCUS on useful activity

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                • Sessions is not recused from appointing anyone to anything. This is just what he wants you to think.

                  A recussal simply means that you have conflicts of interest in personally prosecuting or acting as a judge, etc. in a certain case or person. It does not mean that you cannot appoint someone else to do that.

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                • Curry Worsham says:

                  I agree that Sessions is not recused for purposes of an investigation of the investigators, but by statute there are instances when the AG is recused from appointing a SC – such as Sessions’ recusal from anything involving the 2016 campaign.

                  “The Attorney General, or in cases in which the Attorney General is recused, the Acting Attorney General, will appoint a Special Counsel when he or she determines that criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted…”
                  CFR: TITLE 28—Judicial Administration

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            • WSB says:

              “Put a federal judge, or former governor, in charge of each investigation. Give him/her a team of field office agents, outside DC, from the FBI and go from there.”

              What a great alternative!

              Tragic that we have a completely broken system; however, there must be a Constitutional alternative when the normal chain of justice is no longer available.

              Sundance, thank you for clarifying.

              Now, how would that determination take place? Who has the authority to redirect the case work? President Trump?

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            • WSB says:

              Hmmm….former governors:

              Maine, soon to be
              New Jersey
              New York (but I do not fully trust Pataki)
              Virginia
              Florida, soon to be
              Arkansas
              Tennessee?

              At least a few to choose from.

              I do not trust the Federal judicial system at this point.

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              • New Nonna Again!!! says:

                Alaska, Sarah Palin?!?

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                • WSB says:

                  Oh, MAN!!!!! That would explode MANY heads!!! Fabulous!!!!!

                  And can you imagine the ‘field’ FBI office up there?

                  Knives….
                  Big Knives.

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              • Lindenlee says:

                Rick SCOTT (FL) , if he loses his Senate RACE. Hutchinson (AR) is SWAMP. Jan Brewer (AZ). Kobach (KS). Ask Pompeo. Tom Tancredo (CO)

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              • AZ18 says:

                Would a former JAG person be able to lead this type of investigation? Takes politics out of it and that person would certainly understand classified information.

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              • MaineCoon says:

                I don’t trust the Federal judicial system either, but I do trust Judge Hanen.
                We’ve discussed him here several times, but here’s a quick recount for those we don’t recall him.

                FTA:A federal judge ordered the Justice Department to send its lawyers back to remedial ethics classes Thursday after finding that the administration repeatedly misled the court in the high-profile challenge to President Obama’s deportation amnesty.
                Judge Andrew S. Hanen said the lawyers knew the administration was approving amnesty applications but actively hid that information both from him and from the 26 states that had sued to stop the amnesty.
                ———

                I like the idea of a former governor, but it’s a very tricky choice too. Need someone with an investigative bent so they will stay on top and invovled instead of totally delegating of all to who knows who (more Clinton donors?).

                Tricky choice. Very tricky. I’m going to have to think on this.

                https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/19/judge-orders-doj-lawyers-remedial-ethics-classes/

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            • AZ18 says:

              Any chance that a former JAG officer could manage the Special Counsel? Takes “politics” out of the equation. Plus, it would be fun to watch heads explode!

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            • Paprika says:

              And I would like the “team members/investigators” even more spread out than just FBI field agents. How about also including members/investigators from different agencies and IG offices as well as the military, police, the federal marshals, the secret service, etc. Let’s have representation from the many of our institutions as well as maybe a few private citizens and constitutional scholars/authorities.

              Clearly defined and focused scope/goals/purpose of investigation. Only the SC is authorized to communicate findings and will report progress once a month to a select congressional committee and to a judge/grand jury. Any leaks or publishing/reporting on leaks carries a minimum $50,000 fine and 5 years in jail per offence.

              Let’s really think about how to make this an effective and transparent investigation of, by, and for the American people!

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            • David A says:

              I am not yet convinced either way on the Sessions – Huber – DOJ debate. How can any of us know? That ALL federal agencies are in a civil war of sorts is clear.

              That our President does everything he does, with these walls of corruption pursuing him is astounding.

              The arguments for and against Sessions are solid. I would like / request Sundance to comment on why this trust Sessions support argument no longer deserves support

              Remember, the summary report is itself, just a summary of a portion of the 1.5 million page IG investigation, and the real meat is being parsed and acted on here…

              Please read and consider. Anti Sessions crowd, your comments about what you KNOW are appreciated, or admit WE do not know.

              AG Sessions says “[…]This has been a prolonged and painful process for the Department and the FBI. But this is not the end of the process. US Attorney John Huber continues his work in cooperation with the Inspector General… He has reviewed this report and based on its findings and his own investigation, will provide recommendations as to whether ANY MATTER NOT CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources or whether matters merit the appointment of Special Counsel.[…]” https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dfq-l0oXcAAJXXC.jpg

              and…

              Larry Schweikart Posts–

              “But in case you lost track there are FIVE investigations of Ds going on plus the sex fund scandal:

              1 – The first, in no particular order: Sessions announced that he was reopening the Cankles e-mail investigation, and that it in fact has been going on “for months.”

              2 – 1/12/2018 the DOJ unsealed the indictment of the U1 guy, but his partner had been CONVICTED some time ago, meaning this investigation has been going on “for months”

              3- Sessions announced he was opening an investigation of Hezbollah/Iran.

              4 – Mulehead–The fact is, except for two minor “process” indictments, he hasn’t done anything even remotely pointing toward Trump. But . . .
              note that the two “process” indictments Manafort and Flynn’s plea deal, are both so incredibly tainted by “sloppy” processes themselves that both should easily walk or have plea & charges thrown out. Gee, maybe that was on purpose?

              5 – the Awans are closely tied to the emails, FUSION GPS, and likely even the U1 deal, then it stands to reason Sessions is on it.[…]”

              So now clearly the cover up of the “Weiner Insurance Policy” would fit right into the ongoing Clinton email debate, and should have been a major part of looking for bias in the investigation by the FBI. If it was ignored completely then the deep state is controlling all of this.

              Yet If what Sessions says is true in his statement ( Huber has reviewed this report and based on its findings and his own investigation, will provide recommendations as to whether ANY MATTER NOT CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION) then ALL of this is being pursued… sans any leaks, exactly as Sessions has said the DOJ should operate. Is this not still possible
              ???
              Are there really plus 30,000 above normal sealed indictments???
              Was the plus 300 plus additional hires to the DOJ for the sole purpose of going after pot crimes and immigration crimes, or might they be part of what is required to go after the largest criminal operation ever known?
              Would we know if additional Grand Juries are even now operating?
              Why is President Trump so calm about this, and not stepping in and using the powers invested in the President?
              How did he not know the obvious liabilities of Mueller and Comey for instance?
              How can the cases be separated, for instance the Clinton cover up, the Clinton Foundation, the Weinner insurance policy, and all of the Obama crimes are ALL interrelated and supportive of each other, thus separate special councils would of necessity overlap. This is a RICO conspiracy of immense illegal and seditious efforts at maintaining and regaining central Federal power! All of the crimes fit under that one umbrella. Evidence in any one case is supportive of evidence in all the corruption, obstruction of justice, and abuse of power.

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        • evergreen says:

          The lack of FBI action on the laptop contents is important but secondary.

          Primary is the prosecution of the person who placed this classified information into non-secure status. THAT should be a slam dunk. Getting around Comey’s rationale is easy: she wasn’t conducting normal business communication; she was archiving known sensitive information–THAT is intent, not gross negligence.

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          • Bryan Alexander says:

            She deliberately set up a non-secure email system to handle classified email! Her intent was clear from the first minute she was SecState. Hillary Clinton KNEW she would be handling classified information as SecState.

            Comey’s “no intent” bullcrap infuriates me. Hillary Clinton intended to break the law from the moment she was sworn in.

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          • Sandra-VA says:

            THIS!!!

            I keep waiting for someone to arrest Abedin for this alone. No need for any SC – the mere fact that there is a duplication of clintonemail server and blackberry backups (State Dept work product) on that laptop is a violation. Heck, they prosecuted and imprisoned a (DOD?)contractor who saved his own work on his personal computer over a 10 yr period… Binney was prosecuted for having his work notes at home after he was fired….

            It is 10 times worse that Comey said it didn’t register with him that Abedin was married to Weiner… GOOD GRIEF!!! So, it didn’t concern him that some random NY guy had HRC’s emails and blackberry content on his laptop??????

            They really think we are stupid. I am just ANGRY and something better happen to rectify this situation.

            I don’t care that there were duplicates of already reviewed emails… THEY ARE ON WEINER’S LAPTOP! Nowhere have they even shown concern for this simple fact.

            Shocking.

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            • lumoc1 says:

              “it didn’t concern him that some random NY guy had HRC’s emails and blackberry content on his laptop”
              This is the first thing that struck me. It is totally insane as an excuse for no action on Comey’ s part and worse still is the fact that no action by anybody has been announced to this day!!! 😦 😦 😦

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        • Newhere says:

          But isn’t it part in parcel with the entire MYE being a faux investigation? Is the laptop handling materially different than say, allowing witnesses and former State Dept aides to pose as Clinton’s “counsel,” or pretending that probable cause doesn’t exist to review certain emails that “traversed the Clinton server” (i.e., all of Huma’s emails that weren’t to or from Clinton) even though the express focus of the investigation was “emails that traversed Clinton’s server”?

          Shouldn’t the MYE just be done over again? (and initial actors investigated/indicted accordingly?) Or is the point that, to do so requires a special counsel?

          If special counsels are warranted for media bribery and faking the laptop search — what’s the principle here on what Huber should be doing vs. special counsel? Where’s the line on when a SC’s independence is required, and where it isn’t?

          Seeking clarity/guidance! Grateful for the insights, and trying to follow . . .

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          • Curry Worsham says:

            A corrupt DOJ requires a special counsel.

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          • beach lover says:

            That is my question! Where is Huber? I thought he was appointed to oversee any possible crimes that were committed and overlooked!

            This report is very long and detailed, but seems to imply, then drop off at the point of drawing any conclusions when its right in front of their eyes. Makes me wonder if the time needed to have redactions made was really to adjust any of those conclusions. I don’t trust any of them. Commonsense has left our judicial system.

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      • MVW says:

        Does not sound like Sundance Trusts Sessions anymore. That’s my take away.

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        • MVW says:

          Why would we expect Sessions DOJ to not do a Lois Lerner all over again?

          Liked by 4 people

        • davidb says:

          @ MVW.. look at SD’s may 10th article. He stated that they are “all corrupt, every one of them”. He has seen farther down the rabbit hole than I care to look. It must be real frightening to have as much knowledge of the deep state as he has. I think Trump holds the last move before we become like GB. Im curious how many will just ignore those two posts by SD, like they have with Trumps Tweets. They are plain and clear.

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      • 4sure says:

        It’s called changing your mind when the facts change. Thank you SD. I agreed w/you before and I agree w/you now. I probably would want more than two SC’s. And one SC needs to focus on FISA and spygate.

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      • Ono says:

        Have we moved backward?

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  5. luke says:

    Look guys, SD does a great job deep diving this stuff. I haven’t had a lot of time lately but I still come here every day to skim; sorry SD. Just don’t want you all to lose faith if no big actors get arrested. We’re winning and that is all that matters. Don’t snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Even if the HRC’s or O’s never get their just deserts, smile and stay strong. It shall be we that have the last laugh.

    God Bless

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  6. Matt Transit says:

    I was afraid something like this would happen.
    The IG report shows voluminous evidence of criminal activity in the FBI, and everyone shrugs their shoulders.
    The public doesn’t give a flip, the MSM continues to attack President Trump, and Congress stares out like deer caught in the headlights.
    I want perp walks and complete overhaul!

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    • rf121 says:

      The IG report is a fact finding document of improper actions taken. The IG does not prosecute. It is now up to DOJ/FBI leadership to do something or not. As AAG Huber has already been tasked to work with the IG the odds of prosecution are good.

      But it takes time and patience but that does not soothe the mob when all they want are hangings.

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      • Albertus Magnus says:

        AMEN!

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        So true. And I want LOTS of hangings.

        Special Counsels? I haven’t made the leap with Sundance to that conclusion yet. I’m not impressed with either the Independent Prosecutors of old or the Special Counsels.

        Especially since I suppose it would be Rod Rosenstein appointing a Special Counsel. Hmm….let’s see, Sally Yates maybe? Or maybe the Creepy Porn Lawyer? I can’t even imagine.

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        • Sayit2016 says:

          Sylvia– for me this was so IN YOUR FACE lawlessness with these people, that are so dang smug and arrogant. In spite of the damning evidence ( especially Hillary and Comey) they continued to act like nothing happened and people need to ” move on “. We have been reading the deep dive SD has been doing for 2 years. We KNOW what happened. We KNOW this is wrong . We KNOW this is ILLEGAL. We KNOW these people are LIARS. If I was President, my position would be let the chips fall where they may. If they broke the law they are sentenced in accordance with the law. These people engaged in this because they thought they could get away with it. They Almost did. This is why I think is is absolutely necessary that these people are brought to justice. There must be a real tangible FEAR of breaking the law. They must be made example of in my opinion.

          THIS is why I am angry.

          This is why I want these people to be publicly tried. Sick of these secrets.

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          • Newhere says:

            Right. And the President, in my opinion, has gone all-in on real justice, by stoking the fires with his tweets and basically by deciding to call it as he sees it. It’s his Justice Department and FBI. His credibility on the line too.

            Sessions has said he’s investigating all of this, from the leaks to the Clinton Foundation to the FISA abuse to the weaponization of the IC to rig and election and take down a president. If he’s duping us, he’s doing President Trump, too.

            So I believe that Justice/FBI are on this, because the alternative is implausible to me (that Trump would call out rampant and systemic corruption without putting everything he has into a public reckoning). He can fire Sessions if he wants to (no senate confirmation needed for an already-senate-approved official to shift over to “acting” AG).

            And with criminal investigations, playing “hide the ball” is essential (infuriating, but vital to the integrity of a prosecution); if that’s what’s going on, they aren’t just eFFing with us. But I’ll say this — if there’s any political or cowardly reason for keeping the public in the dark or for letting things slide, and there’s no serious reckoning set in motion, I believe Trump is making a woeful miscalculation, that won’t accrue to his political benefit in the end.

            But I don’t think that’s what’s going on. Totally confused, royally pissed off . . . but logic still points me toward the wheels of justice grinding on. We don’t have to be patient though. I say — stay angry.

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        • distracted2 says:

          I, too, am critical of a special counsel. That said, with a very limited scope and sufficient oversight, I could get behind it. And to me, sufficient oversight means more than one person which does not include Rod Rosenstein. Never again should an unelected individual have as much power as RR has at the moment.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          I haven’t made the leap yet either Sylvia. Surely, surely a jury will find some, SOME, of these crooks guilty. It will be beyond my comprehension for no one to go to jail. Surely the evidence on face value, if presented to a juror, would conclude guilty as charged in SOME of the counts. SURELY.

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          • Sylvia Avery says:

            MC, you have some kind of legal background or experience IIRC. Not in this specialized area, but still. Maybe my thoughts will make some sense to you.

            As I was reading your comment, it seems to me I remember reading somewhere that the Special Counsel law provides for the Special Counsel to be named by the DOJ of course, but that also Congress or the President can appoint a Special Counsel.

            If that’s true, I might feel a bit easier about the idea. My insides shrink in horror at the notion of Rod Rosenstein appointing more Robert Muellers to waste money and spread mayhem throughout our land.

            Although I don’t know how Congress would name a Special Counsel, they cannot agree on anything.

            And PDJT if he could do it that would be great. Except so far I’m still waiting and watching Sessions, and RR and Chris Wray look from my view in the cheap seats to be disasters.

            And then they have to be supervised by the DOJ so there we are right back at the starting point.

            I just can’t see how this comes right. BUT. As I have to remind myself frequently, I know God can and does take the biggest of messes and makes them work according to His plan. So I guess I’m also back at the starting point for me: I need to be patient.

            Heavy sigh.

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        • singular says:

          Yes, Sylvia, I want lots of hangings, too, and I do not trust special counsels to make justice happen. And they seem to be politicized. I think I want military tribunals if Huber doesn’t come through. I mean, the seriousness and hugeness of this is on a par with Nuremberg.

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      • Karl Kastner says:

        Q indicates that Ed O’Callaghan will replace Rosenstein(recused or removed).

        https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/deputy-attorney-general-rod-rosenstein-announces-edward-o-callaghan-acting-principal

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        • Jim in TN says:

          No acting anybody can fill in for the AG.

          This was discussed some time ago. After the DAG is the AAG, but she left and somebody is acting as AAG.
          Then after the positions designated by law are used up, the law allows the AG to designate people in certain other positions should he so choose.
          Should that not suffice, Trump has an EO that designates three US Attorneys that he can choose from to act as AG. This is how Boente was chosen after Yates was fired.

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          • Newhere says:

            Trump can appoint another senate-confirmed official to serve as acting AG, pursuant to the Vacancies Reform Act of 1998. Even if other statutory provisions or regulations provide alternative ways that the AG position would be filled, the other provisions do not preempt Trump’s appointment options under the VRA. (This already came up w/r/t the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.)

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      • Karl Kastner says:

        Q indicates that Ed O’Callaghan will replace Rosenstein(recused or removed).

        https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/deputy-attorney-general-rod-rosenstein-announces-edward-o-callaghan-acting-principal

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        • cozette says:

          Karl You are misreading the Q drop. Ed is in the same “kill box” as Rosenstein. Both are Swamp. Anyone wanting to read the original drops can go to qanon.pub

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          • Karl Kastner says:

            How do you interpret this? O’Callaghan attended meeting with Gowdy, Nunes when Rosenstein was out of the country.

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      • ezpz2 says:

        ‘Time and patience’ until the Statute of Limitations runs its course?

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    • jackphatz says:

      My bet is the general public has no idea this report exist and that there is more to come. IF…IF, IF someone would suddenly become charged and arrested then the media might report on that and get the peoples attention. Just imagine what a wonderful world this would be if a top player would get their just reward.

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    • MVW says:

      Until Ryan is gone Sessons’ Rosenstein will continue to flip congress the bird.

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  7. StanH says:

    It does get the dander up, huh? This is overt, in your face, corruption. Just…WOW! The smugness of these “public” servants, would piss off a saint.

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  8. HdwJunkie says:

    This serves to reinforce my belief that COmey re-opened the investigation only because he feared the presence of the “new” content would be leaked. He HAD to show that the FBI was on the job and that there was nothing to see here; move along, move along. It also reinforces my skepticism about their ability to review 675000 documents in a small number of days. With only 3 reviewers, that’s hogwash. Typically, when you need to review a lot of docs in a short time, you throw 100 or more reviewers at the problem (relatively speaking, reviewers work pretty cheap, well under $200/hr bill rates when I was in the business).

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    • Terri says:

      They were searching for classified information. Doesn’t one have to have a security clearance to do that?

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    • 4sure says:

      But the unnamed 3rd analyst said they brought in reinforcements to go over the emails. So that means there were more than three. I can’t copy what he actually stated because it won’t let me copy.

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      • 4sure says:

        Also, sounds like the NY FBI supervisor who told Agent to wipe his computer had orders from someone to destroy evidence. When they said they were afraid the worried agent might “do something”, they were probably worried he was going to contact some friendly media person. I don’t think every one in the NY office is innocent.

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        • LCSmom says:

          Or send it all to wikileaks. If only he had.

          With the FBI in control of the original laptop and his files wiped, who can trust that what was on there is still there.

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    • MAJA says:

      Funny how the fbi’s culture of leaking propelled him to act out of fear that it would be leaked by someone from within the fbi. Hung upon his own petard.

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    • Pat Frederick says:

      they briefly discussed bringing in more investigators to comb through the emails, but considered it a bad idea since no one but the originial team knew what emails they had already seen.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      You are correct. Hillary had a massive lead in the “national” polls and could afford the hit Comey felt he had to deliver in order to remove doubts of bias. None of these Democrats, with “superior educations”, ever bothered to look at the Electoral College situation as was constantly covered by Ed Rollins on FBN (every night in 2016). The democrats fell hook line and sinker for the national level count based on illegal votes to be cast in the large sanctuary areas.

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  9. L4grasshopper says:

    It is obvious that their was no review FOR CONTENT of the 350,000 emails on that laptop.

    What they did was look for copies of what they already had from other sources, and they found some.

    But there was no effort to examine the literally hundreds of thousands of other emails to see what they were.

    And Sundance is so right that no way Strzok spent 10 minutes plowing thu emails to asses content. Nor did you Gauhar. Both of them were mostly dedicated to other things.

    At a minimum, the contents of that laptop should be examined in detail by people from NSA, CIA, and State to see if anything in there rings a bell for the simple reason to assess possible exposure threats. And that could take months.

    So a key question to ask Horowitz next week: where’s that laptop, and in what condition is it?

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  10. Tall Texan says:

    In Huber We (Must) Trust

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    • pmdea says:

      Does Huber also have a ‘team of investigators’ that Horowitz team can pass their concerns to, or is Huber only in place for prosecution from the info he gets from Horowitz?

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      • Albertus Magnus says:

        IIRC, the IG Report says that 5 agents were referred for investigation. I would think that means that Huber reviews the evidence (used for the report and his own) to determine whether or not to bring charges. It seems the IG Reports simply is a fact finding document. Horowitz didn’t review for criminal activity…rather he reported ALL activity and leaves it to the prosecutor to determine whether criminal activity occurred. Which I believe is what we were told to expect all along.

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      • Huber has all the staff he needs. Jeff Sessions and all the power of the Department of Justice are behind him.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        It seems like yes, Huber does have a team of investigators working with him.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        I’m sorry, I hit send too soon. I meant to say IIRC it seems like that was yes, Huber does have a team of investigators working with him.

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        • pmdea says:

          Thanks for answering my question everyone. Being outside US it was difficult for me to understand how far Huber can go with opening new investigations leading to prosecutions.
          No leaks thus far.

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          • Rhoda R says:

            That is the way it is supposed to be. Even the existence of an investigation is a closely held secret – just to avoid smearing someone who may – ultimately – determined not to have broken any laws. One of the reasons we don’t hear from Huber or Sessions is that they are following that dicta.

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        • phoenixRising says:

          Huber has the 400 + employees working for Horowitz to provide evidence to him.
          He then has some 96/97 US Attys/prosecutors…
          He also has the power to decide what to bring to a grand jury,
          where to empanel the grand jury, etc. etc.

          we don’t need no stinkin’ special counsel…

          As I under the work of the IG, he must report the red flags so to speak to Sessions/Huber as he encounters them… not at the termination of the report. So, Huber should have things in motion.

          Remember also that the copy Sundance has been reading is NOT the original draft from Horowitz, but it is a modified, redacted (by Rosenstein) copy. There are bound to be discrepancies within the report. POTUS has an original draft… apparently Congress does not. Congress (Nunes and others) have requested original copies from Horowitz.

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          • beach lover says:

            So we can assume Huber has the information that is missing in the IG report? Or will he only have information that Horowitz hands over to him? This could be an issue if that is the case. Using just this example of the Weiner laptop, how can we assume Huber can recommend prosecution if no crimes found by Horowitz?

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    • R Daneel says:

      Rhymes with Hubris.

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  11. fleporeblog says:

    To me that laptop and the content on it is the entire ballgame! 10 years worth of information that this sick pervert (Weiner) decided to call the folder with the content “Life Insurance”. You are talking about all the corruption of the CF, par for play and most importantly “Crimes Against Children”. For those that think that references Weiner and his sexting, WAKE UP and realize it is worse than anything you could imagine.

    I could see these SICK Creatures of the DEVIL saving videos to be able to view whenever they needed to be aroused or reminder of what it was like in the moment.

    If my paragraph above makes you sick to your stomach, please help us to get this to Rep. Jim Jordan who is a damn Patriot so that the world gets to learn the damn truth!

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    • Luke Adachi says:

      i don’t know the answer to this question: Can Trump just go look at the laptop ? Can Sessions ? can the US Attorney, DC or NY or someone go look at it ?

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    • rf121 says:

      Different issues. The laptop was taken by NYPD due to the sexting issues and supposedly they saw more and also found the classified emails. The FBI got involved over the emails. So in theory the freaky child porn, Epstein, clinton stuff was available to be dealt with by NYPD. They have done nothing for almost two years. So either that was all BS or they were shutdown over politics. Then again not a single white hat has beat this drum. A couple of peeps and then nada.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        So we just throw our hands in the air and do nothing because no one has done anything at the NYPD and elsewhere.

        I sent SD’s post to all 9 Republican House Members. I also sent it to the media. I will call all 9 Representatives on Monday. Some of their offices probably only get a handful of calls a day. If they were to get 500 to a 1000 asking the Representative to read this article, that might be enough for them to say, this may be important for me to tell so and so.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          Rep. Mark Gaetz – (202) 225-4136
          Rep. Jim Jordan – (202) 225-2676
          Rep. Devin Nunes – (202) 225-2523
          Rep. Louie Gohmert – (202) 225-3035
          Rep. Andy Biggs – (202) 225-2635
          Rep. Ron DeSantis – (202) 225-2706
          Rep. Bob Goodlatte – (202) 225-5431
          Rep. Mark Meadows – (202) 225-6401
          Rep. John Ratcliffe – (202) 225-6673

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        • rf121 says:

          Swamp wants it buried. It stays so unless a white hat who has the data leaks it out. If what the rumours are pan out then the number of power elites who need this buried will ensure it stays buried. And the reason many white hats do not speak up is because they end up dead. And they know it.

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          Flep, you’re amazing. I’ll join you.

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          • fleporeblog says:

            TY Sylvia! I can deal with just about anything this world has to throw at me but when it comes to kids as young as 6 months old being sexually abused by Satan’s creatures, I draw a line.

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            • texastrumper says:

              Flep, I agree that you are amazing. I am with you 100%. I am calling every one of those numbers. It is time for common folks to stand up and be heard. Leftists scream and get attention over nonsense. All I want is some law and order. I don’t think that is to much to stand up for myself. I’m with you!

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        • Thank you. You exemplify what a citizen patriot can do to help save our republic.

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        • Minnie says:

          God bless you, flep.

          You are a true and loyal Patriot.

          Praying unceasingly 🙏🇺🇸🙏

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        • Rhoda R says:

          I am not a lawyer so this is a legitimate question: If that laptop contains 1) Pay for play evidence, 2) classified information, 3) child pornography, 4) blackmail files etc. Would the presence of classified information prevent the rest of the dirt from being presented as evidence? Or used as the springboard for further investigation since the lap top/mirror can’t be entered as evidence in an open court?

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      • vikingmom says:

        Rumor that I have heard is that NYPD was livid over what they found on the laptop but AG Loretta Lynch threatened to re-open cases over misconduct amongst their members. They reluctantly gave up the laptop to the FBI, who then, as Sundance has shown, made a very cursory search to cover their asses, and then it disappeared. No one seems to know exactly where it is right now.

        The other rumor is that someone in NYPD made a thumb drive of the worst content and that Rudy either has it or knows where it is. But, at this point, there have been so many rumors of big info about to drop that I am not really very optimistic that this one is true…

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        • MVW says:

          Apparently Sessions’ DOJ is still stopping NYPD. What’s it going take to smell the Rat?

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          • cozette says:

            “Apparently Sessions DOJ is still stopping the NYPD”? Please cite your source for this, especially your claim that Sessions is doing it. Until you do, you’re muddying the water/spreading disinformation/inflaming passions. Please be more responsible so we can MAGA.

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          • phoenixRising says:

            Why do you say that? It is not apparent at all.

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        • beach lover says:

          There is documentation in the McCabe report by Horowitz of discussions with Lynch concerning this. So Horowitz has to know the process this laptop went through. He obviously has the authority to get any information stored on it. Something is missing here. and I sure don’t think it was just a mistake. They are hiding it for a reason.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        I’m gonna go with…”they were shutdown over politics.”

        Apparently Lynch threatened the NYPD with punitive action, if they proceeding with doing anything about what they saw on the laptop.

        And even though Lynch is no longer in power…with Deblasio as their boss, the NYPD is hamstrung.

        There are rumors that something is in the works at the DOJ, to bring down these big-name pedophiles.
        The various busts around the country of lower-level pedophile rings, does tend to support this.

        The arrest of Allison Mack and the NXIVM bust are encouraging, too.
        Apparently Mack has been naming some big names.

        So I am hopeful that we will see these evil scumbags get prosecuted for their horrible crimes against children.

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      • Bendix says:

        Too many dads at the NYPD for them to keep quiet about child pornography. Cops talk.
        I still believe any “crimes against children” probably refers to the Epstein Island.

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        • 1stgoblyn says:

          Why would anything be limited to Epstein Island? There is a group of patriots who are searching for and helping homeless veterans. During a recent search they uncovered a child-rape camp in Tucson, AZ. They have reported it to the authorities who dismiss it as an abandoned homeless camp and declare there is no evidence of child abuse. Much like the IG report that shows no bias on the part of the FBI/DOJ. Here is one article on the discovery of the camp. All one has to do is search the internet for sex-trafficking camps to find all sorts of stuff the likes of the Clinton Cabal are involved with.
          https://whiskeytangotexas.com/2018/06/04/child-trafficking-camp-discovered-in-arizona/

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    • Flep- I agree with you that there is nothing worse than pedophilia and child abuse and I have no doubt that Weiner was one sick puppy, although I don’t know the full story of everything that went on with him and the young girl that he was sexting.
      I also agree that for many reasons, the Weiner laptop may hold the keys to the kingdom when it comes to the investigation.
      That being said, I think that we have to be careful about placing too much emphasis on this particular, easily sensationalized aspect of all the wrongdoing. I am not trying to minimize the horrible things that people are saying have been done, but I think the big picture is even scarier: our Republic is in grave danger because of an attempted coup that is still active, i.e. the Mueller Witch Hunt.
      Right now, thanks to people like Sundance, we are finding out that our country has been turned into a Police State. The very agencies of government that are supposed to protect us from domestic and foreign enemies, have been weaponized by Hussein & Co. and are being used against our President and his supporters, namely US.
      In my estimation, all this IG report did was to confirm the worst on every level- that the level of Evil in the Deep State is almost beyond our comprehension. It’s like there’s nothing these Swamp Devils won’t do to keep their power. God help us!

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    • lumoc1 says:

      The Dutch banker Ronald Bernard, who exposed the Luciferian satanic Banking Elite, interview available on youtube.com/watch?v=_gLiUOQR5rw provides some information on international banking system and the meaning of “Crimes Against Children”.

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    • RAC says:

      If the stuff in that folder was as pure as the driven snow it could hardly have been used as an insurance policy. Whoever assembled it obviously knew its leverage was “good” usable stuff.

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      • RAC says:

        And we don’t really know who assembled it or who it was meant to be threatened against. Weiner against Abadin, weiner+Abadin against Clinton or all three of them against unknown persons.

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        • RAC says:

          And they thought the witch was going to win, they never thought it was all going to fall apart. So was it stuff they thought could be used to blackmail madam president clinton, (abadins muslim conections)

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Interesting that the guy with the “Life Insurance” file is the only one to go to jail, not tht he shouldn’t for what he die, just that it’s interesting. No problem shipping him to the slammer. Nope.

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  12. Wayne Robinson says:

    Wake up America we have Marxist running DOJ and FBI /

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    • Albertus Magnus says:

      Correction, we USED to have Marxists running the DOJ and FBI. Now we have a politically hamstrung leadership with embedded members of the so-called Resistance interfering with the Congressional and IG investigations and a lot of angry PDJT supporters who are fighting mad and who have reached their tipping point.

      Just my thoughts.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    It seems like OIG should have been able to resolve if the Strozk email review was possible. For instance by having him repeat it. Or be reviewing the laptop emails (even just sampling them) and seeing if any new classified messages surfaced.

    My suspicious is that what Strozk did was search for string (TS”), “(S)” and “(C)”. This would successfully surface any emails labeled classified. However, it would not find any classified material not so labeled (e.g. work product which should clearly have been classified because of the content but never labeled so). Given the amount of email and the careless behavior by Clinton, I suspect that sampling the laptop emails would find some emails which should clearly have been classified. This could be done by keyword searches on likely classified topics or really just by random sampling by someone knowledgeable of the State Department issues (of course the 3 people on the team don’t impress me in knowledge of the work product, should have retained a specialist, probably from State to assist).

    And of course the Clinton email server was wrong regardless if all the work related emails were unclassified.

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    • Ad rem says:

      Found you in the bin…. 😦

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    • fractionalexponent says:

      Fools Buffoons Idiots could have done a lot, but they are most likely addressees or subjects of hundreds or thousands of the incriminating emails. Give the laptop to Sundance and Nunes for a few days. Keep Huber and some U.S. Marshals on standby. Sheriff Arpaio tents and cots…

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    • FofBW says:

      Why is that important?

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      This has been well researched a long time ago… we know who this guy is… and it isn’t a secret so why can’t Q just spit it out? This is why I am now no longer giving benefit of the doubt with regard to Q being an “insider”….

      Instead people are going off on wild tangents and coming up with the wrong answer.

      Where it leads is to Muslim Brotherhood, Pakistan ISI and infiltration of US seats of power.

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  14. wheatietoo says:

    “The FBI determined that Abedin forwarded two of the confirmed classified emails to Weiner.”
    ~ IG Report
    _____

    You’d think that the FBI personnel working on that, would have asked Huma, “Why did you do that?”

    But no.
    Apparently they stopped there…afraid to go on, lest they find even *more* classified emails that she had forwarded.

    Did they ever even request an interview with Huma?
    You would think that that would be ‘standard procedure’…since, you know, Huma was the one responsible for loading that laptop up with all those Hillary emails.

    Thanks, Sundance, for another great thread on this.

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  15. TNGal says:

    I was wondering how they miraculously reviewed all of the emails so quickly then, but now it takes forever to go through the FBI’s own emails.

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  16. Revenant says:

    Is it possible that only the 6,827 emails couldn’t be de-duped, because the metadata was absent for that subset?

    If not, the two statements cannot be reconciled.

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  17. Deplore Able says:

    From the beginning of Sundance’s article, quoting IG report page 388.

    “Midyear agents obtained a copy of the Weiner laptop from NYO immediately after the search warrant was signed on October 30.”

    Emphasis: “Midyear agents obtained a COPY OF the Weiner laptop….”

    They didn’t have the original laptop, but just a COPY OF?

    Where is the original???

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  18. 3 is a magic number.
    Here’s hoping that the wizardry called de-duplicating doesn’t mean “we deleted all the unduplicated stuff by mistake.” FBI Agent Peter Strzok says they were able to cull the number of emails through the use of “some amazing things to rapidly de-duplicate” the emails.
    So the question is…are the emails gone?

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    • blind no longer says:

      My gut tells me that the FBI destroyed it and it’s contents, just like they did with Hilary’s, Mills and Huma’s phones and devices. But emails are never really destroyed…but NO ONE is going to make sure the contents of that laptop ever gets revealed. The Swamp is 150 layers deep!

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    • WSB says:

      Probably not according to General Rogers.

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  19. Perot Conservative says:

    Laptop Wizardry?… Search criteria

    -clinton
    -huma
    -hrc
    -dnc
    -democrat
    -obama
    -uranium
    -holder/lynch
    -mills/chelsea
    -doj
    -haiti
    -clinton foundation
    -epstein
    -Iran kickback
    -trafficking
    -mccabe
    -strzok
    -wire transfer
    -u1
    -russians
    -mills

    -Etc.

    Gee, I wonder why only a few thousand emails?

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  20. Doppler says:

    There’s no understanding this tale without Strzok’s full testimony, starting with prior relationships with Obama, Clinton, Podestas, etc., how he was assigned to lead both cases, what he understood his job to be, who all he was reporting to. And without re-review of all the evidence, especially to see if damning evidence was destroyed on Clinton’s server during the investigation, but preserved elsewhere (Weiner laptop, Seth Rich laptop, DWS laptop, DNC server, Becerra server) to contradicts the coverup. The contents of none of those laptops has been reported and it seems likely that is in part due to a coverup to support the prefabricated excuse that there was no intent and no harm/no foul.

    And until we know the results of the Clinton Foundation investigation, since it and CGI were the primary recipients of pay to play.

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  21. trapper says:

    I found this interesting. Some of you might as well. Lots of different dynamics at play.

    http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/06/a-professional-review-of-ig-report.html

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  22. Marygrace Powers says:

    “FBI Director James Comey said his investigative unit used some form of “wizardry” to review the content of the Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner laptop.” BLANTANT LIE.

    Comey is the poster boy for sociopathic behavior. He even inferred
    in a tweet today that he may be running for the Presidency in 2020. WHAT???

    “A sociopath can be defined as a person who has Antisocial Personality Disorder. This disorder is characterized by a disregard for the feelings of others, a lack of remorse or shame, manipulative behavior, unchecked egocentricity, and the ability to lie in order to achieve one’s goals.”

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  23. Bless you Sundance for all you do, and even though I despise Hannity and his ego, I pray he takes this up and broadcasts it to the millions who enjoy him.

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  24. George says:

    So the Agent who originally looked at the laptop turns it over to (we know now the bad guys). Agent’s supervisor has him destroy the laptop image that was on the Agent’s computer. There is absolutely no chance that the lap top was not destroyed. Any emails sent to others from that laptop have been or are being tracked down and destroyed by Mueller’s people.

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  25. sedge2z says:

    in Sundance’s summary above, “The FBI still has possession of the Abiden/Weiner laptop”

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  26. Minnie says:

    Full disclosure, I am technologically challenged.

    I rely extensively on my office computer and during litigation and the discovery process, the responding party is warned and reminded that, BY LAW, information on one’s computer, especially email, cannot be destroyed (retention of Metadata).

    We rely on our IT guru to keep things running smoothly.

    That being said, WHY and HOW does metadata magically disappear?

    I will pose that question to our IT guy.

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  27. Jimmneycrickett says:

    I may be wrong , I thought a while back ago, I read that Weiners lab top was lost for Like 3 days or something in the chain of command at the FBI office..

    Please correct me if I’m wrong.. If this is indeed the case , Just imagine what could be said from both sides..

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    • phoenixRising says:

      Andy McCabe had it for almost a month. It’s in the texts between Strzok & Page.
      McCabe had Page pick it up, bring it to him. And there is a question as to whether or not McCabe told Comey, or just like an ostrich sat on it until NY started making noise.

      All in the texts we read sometime back.

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  28. Sylvia Avery says:

    Okay, I stopped reading part way through because I wanted to post this real quick.

    Did anyone else see Devin Nunes on The Ingraham Angle on Thursday? He said that he had never talked about this before but that the House Intel Committee had received a whistleblower report about Weiner’s laptop sitting in New York in Sept. 2016, but that because it had classified material on it there was nothing they could do.

    WTH????

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Nevermind. Should have kept reading. Sundance is already all over this, as usual, and has this interview in his opening post. Too quick on the trigger here.

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      • metro-rebel says:

        Can someone explain why could Nunes do nothing with the whistleblower testimony? FBI whistleblowers go to HPSCI and the latter are powerless? Is this truly the case? I respect and admire Nunes and all the representatives who are working so hard on this mess, but I have to admit that sometimes they remind me of the members of a dysfunctional Board I sit on, where everyone wrings their hands and no one has the courage to do what’s difficult.

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          He said it was because the laptop had classified information so they couldn’t do anything.

          Frankly, I don’t get it either. You’d think that he, at least, as part of the Gang of 8 would have a really high clearance and so be able to see stuff, but obviously I have no clue how this stuff works.

          As I write this, it seems like someone wrote on here once who had a pretty high security classification and there was something about it wasn’t just your clearance level, you had to be cleared for the actual information, too, or something. I don’t know.

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  29. evergreen says:

    You know, the NY office personnel could get seriously busted for having Clinton’s content on their unclassified workstation. Why? Classified. They WOULD get busted if they didn’t tidy up per protocol.

    Amazing, huh?

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    • evergreen says:

      Think they had “intent”? All they did was process the stuff. If they employed “extreme carelessness”, they’d be unemployed and prosecuted.

      See the protective bubble Comey placed around Clinton now?

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  30. missilemom says:

    My major take away:
    “there a need for a special counsel, but there is a brutally obvious need for multiple special counsels; each given a specific carve-out investigation that comes directly from the content of the Inspector General report”
    Have seen rumblings on social media about Huber. It has been suggested that Huber shut down Harry Reid bribery trial.

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    • phoenixRising says:

      I posted on that earlier today, provided two links… Larry Sweikart posted a tweet from a source/friend… accusation is incorrect. US Atty prior to Huber was involved in trial. DoJ may have been involved, Huber was not, he had just been sworn in…

      I wish people would do just a little diggin’ before they accept an accusation.

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  31. WeThePeople2016 says:

    What is amazing to me is how one FBI Agent, Peter Strzok, has his dirty hands into all things Clinton to keep her out of jail, and was involved in the set up of the Russia narrative to try to take down Trump and his team.

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  32. alligatriot says:

    I reluctantly agree with Sundance that it’s time for Special Counsels. More witch-hunting – but this time for an actual witch.

    More great analysis, Sundance!

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    • George says:

      Can Sessions be trusted with picking the special council?

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    • cozette says:

      Sundance is a great researcher and analyst but not a lawyer. Special Counsels are un Constitutional and a total nightmare for anyone who cares about the truth. Huber has MORE power than a SC does and has been working with the IG since last November. A SC would negate all of his work and put the investigation back to square one with a much more limitted staff. How is that a good idea? Additionally, Sessions has MANY outside of DC prosecutors going after Obama era crimes including U1, the emails/server, CF and Project Cassandra. Please trust that Trump has got this. He’s been dealing with lawyers all of his life and has the advice of the most cunning lawyers in the country. Let Huber do his thing. Call Congress to ask for the IGs original drafts as Rep. Gaetz has requested. This will PROVE that Rosenstein is not only conflicted but that he acted on those conflicts and must resign. That will allow PDJT to put in his guy to oversee Mueller and the FBI. Call Congress. Back Gaetz. IG original report.

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      • phoenixRising says:

        Thank you cozette… a voice of reason.
        Totally agree with you.

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      • 4sure says:

        And how do you know all that?

        SD might not be a lawyer, and thank God he isn’t or this site would not be worth a shit, but he is one of the best investigators and seekers of the truth we have. Can’t say the same about anyone in the DOJ. I don’t care who they are. We don’t need stinking lawyers on this. We need top notch investigators seeking the truth.

        Apologies to any offended lawyers.

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        • zorrorides says:

          4sure, fer sure Sundance is a truth seeker, a truth capturer, and a truth nailer-downer. after doing all that, Sundance then turns his hand to being the best truth-explainer.

          Sundance, such a Good Writer !! We appreciate you.

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        • davidb says:

          What if Huber was appointed by Sessions as “window dressing” and isn’t doing jack $hit. There is that possibility since we haven’t had one indictment. When do you start to suspect that Huber is also part of a cover up along with Wray, Rosenstein and Sessions? From the two SD post above, even he has doubts now.

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      • MSO says:

        The problem is one of trust; how can a prosecution be set up such that all concerned could have faith in the results? I don’t trust my government, I don’t trust the DOJ, I don’t trust the FBI and I don’t trust the courts, regular, FISA or administrative. The last two are unconstitutional yet they exist. The DOJ, the FBI, the CIA and many others in the past two years have been as trustworthy as rabid dogs on meth.

        Frankly, I’ve always thought Sessions to be an out-and-out idiot because he supports civil asset forfeiture. Then Sessions confirmed my opinion when he testified before Al Franken during his AG confirmation hearing. This supposed attorney (Sessions) actually answered a question that wasn’t asked. Shootin’ the fat in the back yard is one thing, but a subject undergoing a hostile interrogation ought to keep his own counsel.

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      • gda says:

        I’m confused.

        Did Sundance not tell us about Huber and his 450?

        If so, why is he calling for multiple SC’s now? Does he no longer have confidence in Huber?

        If so, why not? Have I missed something?

        I’m not getting the vibe from Pres. Trump that he’s worried here. Just the opposite. So why is Sundance seemingly worried?

        Has the Empire struck back? Are the Black Hats ascendant?

        You step away for ONE minute and look what happens…

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  33. soozala says:

    Sundance, please assure all of us who have followed along for these several years that your essays and analysis are going to and being seen by the “right” people…..Nunes, Meadows, Jordan, DiSantis el al…….they are the wheels that are going to keep this roller coaster on the track!!!

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  34. evergreen says:

    Just pluck out the actual classified documents and forward the email stash to Wikileaks and let them sort it all out, or find an offshore, inexpensive data processing house to do it. There’s nothing sensitive in there, because Strzok says so. The official stamp of the FBI says there’s nothing there. So, what’s to keep hidden?

    There’s your proof.

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  35. The Radar Guy says:

    Like all things associated with the FBI investigations, this is maddening. I love the use of the word “wizardry” as if there is an over-flowing abundance of expertise at the FBI lab. Though I had decades of direct experience with so many of the military labs, I, unfortunately for this exercise, do not have face time with the guys from Quantico.

    But let me assure you, government engineers are not usually the premiere performers. More typically, they are the contract monitors for private sector engineers. Or, as appears to be the case here, operate some third party software as a black box to determine something – like is the meta data from file X the same or nearly the same as that from file Y. If everything isn’t perfectly organized for input to the black box software, you will get comments like “my workstation is having problems”.

    If someone had truly cared to find the answer, with virtually unlimited computing power so, SO cheap, they could have automatically checked each file against the other file. Yes, if would have probably required writing a custom program to do it. But a handful of my former Asian American engineers would have had that ready to go in no time.

    I don’t really know what part of all this would be the worst, Here are some options:

    1. FBI leadership so clueless that they resort to calling routine software applications “wizardry”. I personally don’t even think they are conning us here – they really are that unaware.

    2. Having two or three non specialists do a job that is totally wrong for them. One, they have no technical expertise so don’t even know what is possible. Two, they are hopelessly biased and WILL achieve the desire answer – no matter what the real facts are.

    3. Speaking of two or three non specialists, why is every job at the FBI being handled by Peter Strozk. Why is, by all accounts, a senior supervising agent getting into the nuts and bolts of everything. I had over thirty years of technical management experience in the federal government and my job was to delegate responsibility to those who could perform. Why does this guy not delegate and where are the other 20 or 30 thousand FBI employees.

    4. Integrity of the US system of justice was on the line – why wasn’t EVERY stop pulled out to get it right.

    Look, I could tell you a million infuriating bureaucratic snafu stories but I have to say the FBI management must be a text book example of incompetence. I know it was partially “strategic” incompetence (i.e., they needed to do it this way to achieve the pre-ordained outcome) but how this passed the smell test is beyond me.

    Something readers here should know. As a civil service employee, because of the difficulty of firing actions, each individual employee has a surprising degree of autonomy. In this case, I am amazed that there were not honest FBI employees who didn’t object loudly and strongly to this farce. Maybe its a sign that the organization is beyond saving….

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  36. walt614 says:

    It seems at this point that the White Hats allowed this Rosenstein Redaction Report to illustrate the Business.As.Usual attempts by the Career Bureaucrats & Cultural Marxist Media to broom this issue without proper sunlight as disinfectant.
    When the REAL Un-Redacted report is eventually dropped the DIFFERENCE will enable Rosenstein’s ouster and illustrate the SCREAMING necessity of the previously referenced Sealed Indictments.
    Additional Patience, though admittedly already tested, is imperative.
    The case has to be made SO OBVIOUS to the normies, lefties, and survival oriented MSM media members, that it appears to be a 3 ton safe dropping from the 50th floor, and they need to STAY THE EFF out of the way.

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  37. Elaine Keller says:

    So, if Strozk lied to the IG then he is not cooperating. Right?

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  38. Remember Benghazi? Remember Hillary finally turned over 30,000 emails to the State Department? In Dec. 2014, Clinton gave the State Department roughly 30,000 emails that her lawyers determined were work-related. Another 30,000 were deemed personal and deleted. Remember they weren’t in electronic form, they were PRINT OUTS. 55,000 PAGES. What a big f you that was. PAPER!
    That certainly makes de-duplicating, analyzing, sorting, searching the data a royal pain in the neck.
    Now try to compare those paper copies, put back into electronic form of some sort (I’m no wiz) and compare it to what the FBI supposedly reviewed against the Weiner Laptop.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      I’d forgotten about that paper copy nonsense. It could be done if the paper copies were re-digitized in Microsoft Word and then each individual document was brute force compared with each document on the lap top. No wonder the metadata was different. I doubt that it could be done in the amount of time that they claimed for it.

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  39. Newhere says:

    Simply, wow.

    Does the report expressly say that the FBI still has the laptop (and not just images of it)?

    Is it hypothetically possible that Strzok on one hand, and the NY agent/IT forensics on the other hand, were using the term “de-duplicate” in different ways, that would explain the apparent contradiction?

    (Not that it materially matters, IMO. Whether Strzok is lying about the de-duping or not — there is not way to credibly process 1,355,000 digital documents in a few days. Whatever he says is a lie because it has to be.)

    And last: the NYO case agent was ordered to WIPE his work station in mid-October? That just seems huge.

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  40. evergreen says:

    The person who transmitted the classified emails to this location has not been prosecuted. Why not?

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    • evergreen says:

      Comey exonerated Hillary, but he did not exonerate the “other”.

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      • evergreen says:

        The Other had a security clearance and a briefing, therefore, this person is legally obligated to protect the information found in this stash. If the FBI agents processing it can be prosecuted for mishandling this information today, then the person who placed it in an unsecure status SHOULD !!! be identified and prosecuted. The rest of the story may unfold from there.

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  41. Paco Loco says:

    Where’s the lap top and the files that were on it? If the FBI “lost it” then Wray should be fired immediately. Looks like a massive cover up. Isn’t there any one in DOJ that will take the responsibility for what happened?

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  42. JimWVa says:

    I am still reading the IG report. Sundance is focused in this post on the same chapters I have been reading. My theory is that Comey, McCabe and Strok are shocked-as-sh*t in September 2016 that the NYC FBI Office discovers that the Weiner laptop was never seized and searched in the Mid-Year Exam criminal investigation.

    From IG Chapter 9: “On July 6, 2015, the IC IG made a referral to the FBI pursuant to Section 811(c) of the Intelligence Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 1995 (811 referral). [The IG Chapter 9 notes that this referral is made because Clinton’s high security level federal records at State Department are found to be missing]… On July 10, 2015, the FBI Counterintelligence Division opened a criminal investigation in response to the 811 referral from the IC IG.”

    Between July 2015 and July 2016, when Comey closes the MYE investigation, FBI Counterintelligence Division EITHER refused to seize the Weiner laptop, or examined the Weiner laptop and believed that no one would ever find it, or [my operating theory] told Clinton’s agents and Weiner’s wife to destroy all personal devices.

    SDNY US Attorney had to be in on the pre-July 2016 decision to ignor the Weiner laptop, in my view, because in IG Chapter 11, the AUSA tells the first FBI computer examiner to destroy his records of the September 2016 examination of the Weiner laptop.

    My view, the out-right lies shown in the IG Chapter 11 reports of the Comey, McCabe and Strok interviews about their actions in dealing with the Weiner laptop discoveries in the late September 2016 through early November 2016 time period are the direct result of the corrupt, unprofessional MYE investigation itself.

    President Trump is always right. Comey is a nut job.

    Thank you again Sundance for always digging deeper than any other investigative reporter we know.

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  43. Mr. T. says:

    WOW. Thanks, Sundance, for the exhaustive work you do to get at the truth and put some sunlight on it.

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  44. formerdem says:

    Congratulations, Sundance!

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  45. Dudley says:

    How did the meta data get scrubbed/corrupted? Who caused that to happen?

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  46. IMO says:

    So all roads leads back to Weiners laptop (insurance file)
    Weinergate – NYPD Forces FBI Comey to Open Clinton Investigation – Breitbart Eric Prince Interview

    No doubt copies where made

    Glad there was good FBI and NYPD white hats

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    • RedBallExpress says:

      This is my very minor contribution.

      My neighbor was an original founder of a company that builds computers used by police to download confiscated computers, hard drives etc. I believe their is a protocol where the officers name, witnesses and other ID is entered and permanently embedded in the confiscated files as they are downloaded into the police computer. It becomes a legal record and is admissible in court. The biggest use is drugs, child porn, embezzlement etc.

      I had a chat with him by his mailbox. Please take it for what it is worth.

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    • Someone please correct me, but aren’t copies and not the original laptop a problem in the legal arena? Lawfare?

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      • RedBallExpress says:

        All I know is what my neighbor told me. He makes his living selling this stuff to police departments. I am sure the original is the best but hard drives fail, people delete things, a hammer or strong magnet will wreck it permanently. A legal backup is an absolutely necessity. Most wills, abstracts etc. have many copies and every one is legal.

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        • Minnie says:

          In New York, an original, notarized Will is required when probating one’s Estate in Surrogate Court.

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          • Minnie says:

            With no less than two (2) witnesses.

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            • RedBallExpress says:

              I think you are right on the will and estate. I’ve had a really rough week. Walked off a wagon backwards and later I really got banged up in the hay mow. I have known my neighbor for 40 years and while he isn’t rich this is what he does. They don’t make anything else.

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      • Mike says:

        Grandma,
        The original is kept in secure evidence and a copy is used for investigating. This is so the original is not damaged or altered while being examined. If it goes to trail, then the original will be used to show the evidence to the jury, unless both the prosecution and defense stipulate that the copy is an exact copy.

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  47. Paul B. says:

    Because the IG report fails to ask so many obvious basic questions, it essentially is a cover-up. 18 months, and we are to believe that this is all highly-paid professionals could do? It is designed to be easy fodder for smarmy talking points – “yeah, we did have some procedural problems, and we need to make a few changes, but basically everything was done on the up and up”. They are banking on most of the electorate being satisfied with these pronouncements from government spokesmen, MSM headlines, and establishment consultants. And till now they have been safe in that assumption. That needs to change, starting now.

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    • phoenixRising says:

      You haven’t seen the original report, nor has anyone else. How can you say it ‘fails’…
      The IG provides evidence, which you have not seen nor will you see.

      Rosenstein modified and redacted parts of the report given to the public.

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  48. I’m pretty sure Sundance has reported Anthony Weiner’s attorney HANDED THIS LAPTOP OVER to his prosecutors. Voluntarily. Not under duress, not under subpoena, just “Here guys, you might find this interesting.”

    So far as we know, he did NOT say “If you’re willing to cut my client a better deal, just wait till you see some of what I can show you on this computer.”

    So — unless Anthony Weiner promptly raised some official protest that his attorney violated his wishes (I’d welcome clarification here from a practicing criminal attorney) I don’t see why authorities — SDNY, NYPD, FBI — would be restricted from reviewing the content. Yes, if they then decided they needed/wanted to USE the content in further criminal prosecutions, they might want to seek warrants, to make sure their evidence wouldn’t be thrown out of court. And my understanding is they DID get a warrant. Did they purposely and unnecessarily place LIMITS on the kind of material the warrant allows them to inspect? Why?

    Over and over, people specify they’re concerned about “emails and text message and instant messages” on that laptop. Now, it appears the FBI further limited what they might want to look at — pre-emptively blindering themselves, before they could officially know all of what was on there — to “work-related emails.” That SOUNDS reasonable — the implication being they didn’t want to be digging through love notes between a man and wife, discussions of personal medical or financial matters, whatever. Yet now there are indications they did even LESS — that they looked only at “subject hedders.”

    But go back to the turn-over. It’s been suspected this laptop might have been Anthony Weiner’s “insurance policy” — that if things turned bad he could inform the Clinton Family “If I get Arkancided, all that information is with a trusted legal representative who’ll immediately turn it over to police.” But an attorney asked to play that role would have a problem. It’s the reason defense attorneys studiously avoid actually asking their clients, “So what about it — did you chop her up with that meat cleaver?” All attorneys are — at least in theory — “officers of the court” who are responsible to immediately turn over any evidence of a serious crime that falls into their laps.

    Remember the reports, in October of 2016, that tough NYPD detectives had “tears in their eyes” when they saw what was on that laptop? That they were threatening to go public with the content, themselves, until Loretta Lynch threatened to re-open a closed NY police homicide case and see some NYPD officers charged with murder? Why would a tough cop who’s “seen it all” get “tears in his eyes” because Hillary had Huma send some classified information to her maid to be printed out at home, and a copy ended up on Huma’s husband’s laptop? BORRR-ing

    What do most personal laptops contain, besides emails? As criminal as it might be for Hillary’s Classified or Secret State Department emails to show up “CCd” to her sidekick’s husband’s unsecured laptop — along with messages to various Russian interests seeking a sign-off on the Uranium One deal, urging them to make a “donation” to the Clinton foundation . . . what if this focus on “emails and text messages” is ITSELF misdirection?

    A good defense lawyer can always claim security offenses were “just technical stuff, accidents and oversights by an overworked woman who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, who’d recently fallen and cracked her head. OK, yes, using a private email server is technically a violation, but EVERYONE does it, and NO ONE has ever faced criminal charges . . .” blah bl blah.

    But if there are travel itineraries on that laptop, flight plans for planeloads of Haitian “orphans,” photos of various adults whose names are familiar to all of us engaging in “non-traditional” romps on Jeffrey Epstein’s “Lolita Island” . . . it would be hard to dance around COLOR PHOTOS in front of a wide-eyed jury. And all this palaver about “just the work-related emails,” “just the work-related text messages,” would turn out to be . . . misdirection, wouldn’t it?

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  49. doug says:

    So now this WIZARDOUS email magic must be replicated.
    I’m sure Strozk will tell us it is being pushed out to field offices throughout the FBI and all IT specialist will be using it going forward.

    Strozk, Tash, and Analyst #1 just revolutionized email searches.

    Tell us about your wizardry Peter when you talk to Congress.

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