Important: Robert Mueller Lead Attorney Coordinated Investigative Strategy With Four AP “Reporters”…

There is a very important article posted last night on The Daily Caller [SEE HERE] The article surrounds a discovery that Robert Mueller’s lead attorney Andrew Weissmann worked with four AP journalists on both the story of Paul Manafort’s business interests; and, more importantly, and jawdroppingly, the evidence for Mueller to use against Paul Manafort.

Read the article HERE.  I’ll try to explain why this appears so important.

The gist of the story is that Andrew Weissmann was meeting with AP reporters in April of 2017, approximately a month prior to the formal construct of the Robert Mueller investigation.  The information from the meeting, which was essentially based on research provided by the “reporters” about Paul Manafort, was then later used in the formation of the underlying evidence against Manafort to gain a search warrant.

To understand the implications we must overlay a set of facts that has perplexed CTH for almost a year.  Back in April 2017 Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, declassified a FISA court ruling that had/has massive potential implications.  The 99-page ruling, written by FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer, outlined structural issues and admissions by the DOJ and FBI about violations of search queries within the NSA and FBI database.

(PDF Link)

Essentially, the underlying evidence within the Collyer FISA report, outlines how the DOJ National Security Division (John P Carlin), FBI and NSA (Admiral Mike Rogers) informed the court that unauthorized access to the NSA/FBI database had been ongoing for a long period of time.  The “unauthorized access” was primarily driven by contractors who had access to the information database and were using it in 2015 and 2016.  According to the report over 85% of searches conducted were “unauthorized” abuses of the system.  DOJ-NSD head John Carlin resigned in 2016 immediately after informing the court.

Since the discovery of this issue a great deal of disconnected information has followed. Including how FBI Director James Comey allowed his friend Daniel Richman to have  “special access” to this information database.

The term “contractors” is opaque in the ruling, and there are hundreds of redactions protecting the names of the individuals and groups who participated in the unauthorized searches.  However, within the testimony of Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson; and the story of the Steele Dossier and Nellie Ohr; we discover a nexus of information users.

Fusion GPS was/is essentially in the ‘information for hire‘ business, selling to clients for a price and using networks of journalists and former government officials to transmit, share and disseminate information on behalf of their clients.  Essentially, Fusion GPS is an opposition research group with a network of journalists, paid and unpaid, that it uses to frame constructed narratives to the benefit of their clients.  In the spring, summer and fall of 2016, the Hillary Clinton campaign was one such client.

In April 2017, at the time of this meeting with AP reporters, Andrew Weissmann was chief of the Justice Department’s criminal fraud section.  Weissmann joined the special counsel a month later, May 2017.

We already know the FISA searches were essentially political opposition research being conducted by these opaque ‘contractors’.  We know the ideology within the DOJ-NSD and FBI, the generic intent of their motive, from the communication amid the group doing the Clinton and Trump investigations; text messages, memos and emails which have since become public.

A common sense review of all facts outlines a strong likelihood these database searches were ongoing by groups and individuals affiliated with Fusion GPS and other political networks.  It’s a simple process of selling information.

We also know that Christopher Steele was a beneficiary of information provided within this process; and we know that Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS) was conducting research into Paul Manafort as part of his personal oppo research and political/business endeavors.  We also know that Fusion-GPS paid journalists (would love to see those names now); and from British court documents -and Simpson transcript- we know Fusion-GPS coordinated meetings between journalists and contractors like Christopher Steele:

(Source – Page #8 pdf)

Within the underlying story of how a FISA Title-1 surveillance application was assembled against U.S. person Carter Page, we clearly see how intelligence was laundered through a process of leaking to the media and then cycling the media article back into official intelligence reports.  The Carter Page FISA application used media stories as underlying evidence for the search warrant.  The media stories came from officials within the FBI, and Fusion GPS; the FBI was essentially manufacturing the evidence they needed.

So, with all of that in mind, this meeting between Andrew Weissmann and AP reporters, as outlined by The Daily Caller, is essentially another round of same-method manufacturing of evidence; it is a collaborative effort.  The result therein is information to be exploited by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to gain search warrants against Paul Manafort.

(Story Linkemail pdf link)

Here’s what I don’t understand.  Not a single congressional hearing has ever questioned the FISA search issues?  Not a single question to a single witness, specifically Comey or Yates, ever asked them about the DOJ-NSD and FBI abuse of the FISA database.

The origin of almost all of the corruption seems to consistently circle back to the abuse of the FBI and NSA database which is very much documented and never subject to being refuted.  Yet for some reason I cannot fathom, the historic FISA surveillance/search abuse issue is never brought up by anyone, any investigative authority, in any aspect of this ongoing storyline.

It all starts with abuses of the FISA system for political opposition research; yet we never hear a single voice calling attention to the DOJ-NSD and FBI abuse of this system.  Frustrating…

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465 Responses to Important: Robert Mueller Lead Attorney Coordinated Investigative Strategy With Four AP “Reporters”…

  1. Another Scott says:

    This story must be a big deal. The mainstream media has gone back into trump Russia conspiracy story mode. It’s a brilliant strategy, if you are a lefty it will give you some Trump bashing satisfaction if you are everybody else and are tired of the mainstream media trump Russia conspiracy story factory you’ll go into instant ignore trump Russia story mode which will include this Manafort story.

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  2. Greg says:

    It doesn’t feel like we are going anywhere but in circles no matter how much is revealed we are still in the same place, waiting for Justice.

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  3. Cathy M. says:

    Wouldn’t this be a sight to see/hear!

    “Joe diGenova: Manafort’s Attorneys Will Put Mueller Hitman Andrew Weissmann on the Witness Stand (VIDEO)”
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/07/joe-digenova-manaforts-attorneys-will-put-mueller-hitman-andrew-weissman-on-the-witness-stand-video/

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  4. fractionalexponent says:

    Federal Bureau of Laundering

    They launder everything, guns, drugs, money, courts, politicians, judges, journalists, prostitutes, johns, informants, investigations, sources, unmasking, indictments, grand juries, banks, whatever they are connected with…

    They have to launder because they dirty everything they touch.

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  5. mr.piddles says:

    Heard about the Weissman/AP reporters meeting a while back. I don’t know… December? At the time it was said Weissman was the subject of a ethics probe. Then radio silence. Let’s see… now whhhooooo in DOJ would want to brush Weissman’s conduct under the rug??? Whhoooo could that be? I wonder.

    So it takes Manafort’s lawyers to point out in court how corrupt the DOJ and FBI are. Ok. I’ll take that. Would like to see Weissman excoriated (Yet again. How many is that? A handful I’m sure), then oversight to bring Rosenstein back in to ask him, yet again, “Exactly what the f*ck do you guys have going on over there?”. Then the following week bring him back again to ask him why Mueller hasn’t removed the ethics-averse Weissman in light of media reports and… oh I don’t know… court testimony. Then bring him back the following week. Same question. And so on. And so on. And so on.

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  6. Jenny R. says:

    I’m still just trying to understand why the outpouring of sympathy for a dude who did deals with the Podestas and whose partners was Davis…one of John McCain’s folks.
    I’m not so sure Manafort isn’t exactly where he needs to be (I’m not so sure that he wasn’t a plant to be honest; call it a hunch).
    None of them were what I’d call “on the inside” of the Trump campaign or the Trump administration, and nothing heretofore with regards to any of them has led to anything that could be used against the President…right now they’re doing a great job of eating each other — let them feed!

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    • Jenny R. says:

      And I’m also not so sure that he isn’t being kept in solitary to keep him from being Fostered…so while it may seem a gross violation of justice; in retrospect it might be keeping him alive, so there’s that angle.

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      • Roger Holberg says:

        It’s purely to pressure him to flip on Trump. They could put him in a facility for less dangerous convicts if they fear for his safety. It is disgusting that his pre-trial incarceration is being used for an illegitimate purpose. If this was being done to, say, an accused black cop killer to get evidence relating to some other suspect, the ACLU, half of Congress and our media would be all over it as the travesty of justice it is.

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    • gamecock123 says:

      Im not sure about the “outpouring of sympathy” is what it is, but more like outrage of the abuse of power. Comey should be under the jail.

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  7. dbobway says:

    Where did AP get that locker # code associated with Manafort?
    This what hits my simple mind upside the head. How the heck did AP get that code?
    My simple Math tells me, the FBI and or the DOJ was farming out information to,
    Not just Fusion GPS, but journalists as well, to find dirt on the Trump campaign.
    How many times have you sent a text to your child or spouse revealing a Debit card access code?
    I would always pause and say, “My daughter isn’t the only one seeing this text.”

    Sundance’s article just answered my first question.
    Is it just as horribly illegal to obtain private information as it is to give it out?
    The devil in me would love to see the media exposed for conspiring to take down this Republic!

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    • brenrod says:

      the fbi got the code from illegal surveillance, gave it to ap reporters to launder it just like they laundered the fbi cia dossier through steele…. then they use the media as the laundered “source” to obtain warrants and justify their illegal seditious and treasonous plots.

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  8. “It all starts with abuses of the FISA system for political opposition research; yet we never hear a single voice calling attention to the DOJ-NSD and FBI abuse of this system.”

    I have called attention to it, in my own small way to be sure — just 6 days ago here (coincidence you should bring it up after my comment):

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/07/04/unfortunately-every-investigative-trail-comes-back-to-the-dead-end-of-fisa-abuse/comment-page-5/#comment-5609852

    And this comment, back on June 18th at American Thinker:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/06/a_guide_to_spygate_comments.html#comment-3949634387

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  9. Chris says:

    You hit the nail on the head there dbobway. misusing the powers granted to our justice dept, passed by congress “for our peoples protection” is being used (weaponized) to gain a bogus warrant to further investigate and abuse our 4th A rights/freedoms blatant misuse of power. As SD says, the government monolith has become self aware.. sorry Hal, you can’t do that.

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  10. Justmom says:

    We shouldn’t expect Congress to fix this but why haven’t Manaforts, Gates, Flynns and Papadopoulos’ attorneys seized on this tainted evidence chain?

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  11. Justmom says:

    We shouldn’t expect Congress to fix this but why haven’t Manaforts, Gates, Flynns and Papadopoulos’ attorneys seized on this tainted evidence chain?

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    • Mom- it beats the hell out of me too.

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    • nbkilgore says:

      Jmom, I believe the Manafort camp does and they are well aware of the poison fruit/tree doctrine. We won’t hear much of it because of the gag order initiated by the Mule camp. Same goes with Flynn case, mule camp has been trying to keep kicking the can down the road, but the Judge isn’t playing along with their evil scheme. Each case the Mule camp has filed is coming back to bite them in the butt cakes, sooner or later there is going to be a showdown in the Mule camp between Muley and WiseArse if it hasn’t happened already. Will Mule grow a pair and throw wiseArse under the bus?

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  12. Roger H. says:

    The FBI laying out its case to the AP (and receiving information in return), is simply an attempt to poison the jury pool. The hammer needs to be brought down on the Mueller probe.

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    • Leane Kamari says:

      And the FBI / Weismann laying out its case…….isn’t that leaking of highly confidential matters i.e. investigations? Remmeber Comey/Wray/Rosenstein: “We never publish or deny or even comment on investigations”the line of FBI argument, so, is Weismann then going to be recommended to FBI internal OPR? Guess without any consequences.

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  13. itsy_bitsy says:

    The corruption of this investigation gets deeper and deeper. It is sort of like sinking into a deep pit of cow manure. Mueller and his group are the ones responsible for the manure.

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  14. brenrod says:

    there is no doubt that this is a massive seditious and treasonous plot to depose our president in a soft coup after interfering with and failing to change the election results. Is it true that sedition and treason are tried by military courts outside of the civilians justice system? If so this attempted coup certainly qualifies for sedition, treason and sabotage of our elected government.

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  15. nbkilgore says:

    Treepers/Sundance, you have more than you know! I find myself in some what disbelief that no one has taken the time to research and compile the astounding amount of information or data staring right at you, right here…in “The Conservative Tree House”! All anyone has to do is take all of Sundance’s investigative reporting AND the overwhelming well researched comments of the collective minds of Treepers and merge them. What I’ve started doing (until I ran out of ink) was printing out Sundance’s reporting, then printing out Treeper’s comments and start highlighting those comments that have supporting links, hit those links and print them as well. The task is time consuming, but just this process on one segment (SD’s report + TPRS research) brings a much bigger clarity and begins to make sense in each segment of the puzzle. I hope what I’m saying make sense to those reading my post. I guess what I’m suggesting to SD & Treepers is to not discount the comments, but take those with the sauce and attach it together, thus filling in some of those unanswered questions or blanks. Replicating this huge task of each segments (each reporting), you will be amazed to see how the story of events unfold. You can format it in an investigative format (my preferred option) or continued building of Sundance’s reporting. I am of the old school of cut and paste with little tech knowledge, but I imagine someone can bang out an amazing Trellow Board within our CTH community. Cheers fellow Treepers, may God shine his grace upon you all!

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  16. Concerned says:

    “I cannot fathom, the historic FISA surveillance/search abuse issue is never brought up by anyone, any investigative authority, in any aspect of this ongoing storyline”. The IC community as asked for an received the support of ***Bush, Obama, and now the Trump Administration*** and even Grassley and Wray, read on.

    Extract: ISIS and other international terror groups have directed or inspired terrorist attacks in Ft. Hood, Boston, San Bernardino, Orlando, St. Cloud, New York City, Columbus, and elsewhere. Uniformly, these terrorist attacks on U.S. soil show the FBI must have the tools it needs to protect against and investigate terrorism and other serious violent crimes in the homeland. And these tools must preserve civil liberties while being adaptable to changing threat streams and advances in technology.

    Chief among these tools is the FISA Section 702 authority. This authority provides the government the ability to collect the electronic communications of approved foreign intelligence targets outside the United States with the compelled assistance of American companies. Section 702 received the strong support of the ***Bush, Obama, and now the Trump Administration***, and it is up for re-authorization at the end of this year.

    https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-statement-hearing-fbi-director-nominee-christopher-wray

    Their is another video with Grassley and Wray expressing their strong support of FISA too.

    Extract: The origin of almost all of the corruption seems to consistently circle back to the abuse of the FBI and NSA database which is very much documented and never subject to being refuted. Yet for some reason I cannot fathom, the historic FISA surveillance/search abuse issue is never brought up by anyone, any investigative authority, in any aspect of this ongoing storyline.

    It all starts with abuses of the FISA system for political opposition research; yet we never hear a single voice calling attention to the DOJ-NSD and FBI abuse of this system. Frustrating…

    “FBI must have the tools it needs to protect against and investigate terrorism and other serious violent crimes in the homeland” and to spy on anyone at anytime in direct violation of the Constitution, FULL STOP.

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  17. JenniferVerner says:

    Could someone please explain what’s going on with General Flynn. Thanks in Advance

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  18. American Male says:

    Where is Clintonista Cody Shearer in the circular graphic above, why has he not garnered as much attention as other conspirators?

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