FBI Director Christopher Wray Outlines China is Biggest Intelligence Threat….

FBI director Chrisopher Wray says Moscow continues to engage in ‘malign influence operations‘; however, China is the biggest current counterintelligence threat. Fox correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

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It is becoming increasingly obvious there are two larger motives for the Obama IC officials current disposition; two parallel operations which present a risk if exposed:

♦ 1. The entire construct of how the intelligence community was used for political purposes to advance the interests of the Clinton campaign.

  • Using FBI/NSA databases and political operatives posing as “FBI Contractors” to search for political opposition research.
  • Weaponizing the results from their unlawful and unauthorized search results to create a fraudulently lawful premise for active surveillance (via FISA Title-1 warrants).
  • Using the illicit and fraudulently gained surveillance authority to create an “insurance policy” against President Trump.

♦ 2. The unauthorized use of a private server likely led to Chinese hackers having access to all of the content of Hillary Clinton’s email and electronic communication. [As confirmed by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community]

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475 Responses to FBI Director Christopher Wray Outlines China is Biggest Intelligence Threat….

  1. Bud Klatsch says:

    Who will rid of these wretched traitors?

    Liked by 21 people

  2. magatrump says:

    Wray is a black hat that is not to be trusted. I can’t stand him. Pray for justice.

    Liked by 16 people

    • madeline says:

      What is up with Dan Coats? “Okaayyy,” he added. “Thats gonna be special.”

      That appeared to be news to Coats. “Say that again?” Coats said when Mitchell announced the news at the end of the on-stage interview. That appeared to be news to Coats. “Say that again?” Coats said when Mitchell announced the news at the end of the on-stage interview.
      “Okaayyy,” he added. “That’s gonna be special.”
      That isn’t the only thing Coats said he wasn’t made aware of until the public was. Asked if knew Mr. Trump would meet with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office in May 2017, Coats, with a long sigh, said that was probably not the best thing to do, and he wasn’t made aware of that meeting ahead of time.

      A few days ago, Coats said America’s digital infrastructure is at a critical point, comparing the current moment to the one before Sept. 11, 2001 and declaring that the warning lights are “blinking red.”
      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dni-dan-coats-speaks-after-statements-russian-meddling-liv

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      • ezpz2 says:

        Coates’s behavior in the last couple days, criticizing his boss, our President, on msnbc no less, only reinforces my distrust of him that I expressed the other day.

        Liked by 7 people

      • spren says:

        What’s even worse is that we all knew a couple of days ago that Trump had invited Putin to the White House. What kind of DNI is Coats when he isn’t even up to speed. Trump didn’t have to tell him about the invite because it was all over the media.

        And I’m so sick of this constant nonsense about their intelligence assessment. We all know that they never forensically reviewed the DNC server(s) and that only three of the supposed 17 agencies were involved in that assessment. The FBI and the CIA claimed “high confidence” in its findings but the NSA only claimed “moderate confidence.”

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        • farrier105 says:

          William Binney pointed out that the most important assessment is the NSA’s, which was “moderate confidence.” Don’t count Comey because he had one (Strzok) and maybe two (McCabe) CIA people dominating FBI Counterintelligence. For certain Strzok was as a legacy hire from his father. McCabe is not certain, but with Strzok in CI, and definitely CIA, it is a reasonable suspicion. So an FBI assessment is just a copy of CIA assessment.

          NSA should know positively who hacked if anyone hacked the DNC. This is true because they can trace packets of data through the Internet to their destination. In a recent Chinese hack, NSA traced it to a physical address in Shanghai, China, the very building from which the hack emanated. There is no reason the NSA could not do that with a Russian hack, but it is unlikely there was one of the DNC as none of the dogs barked.

          FBI claimed the hack in JULY 2015, and did nothing to seize access. Comey has been accused of abusing National Security Letters. Someone’s cat is up a tree, and Comey issues a National Security Letter. He did nothing with the alleged DNC hack but telephone the DNC, leave voicemail, and have two meetings playing the supplicant. Never got access and Comey didn’t seem to care much about it. A reasonable conclusion could be–No one cared to do anything because they all knew no Russians were in that network.

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      • logger says:

        DHS Nielsen is hosting a cybersecurity conference July 31, so stay tuned on that score. I would take risks to our digital infrastructure very seriously.

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    • Lady Sid says:

      He and Strzok went to the same academy to learn how to sneer!

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  3. AmericaFirst says:

    They know their audience: All four responses use emotional hyperbolic words to influence them, and none of them contain a single piece of factual information.

    Liked by 13 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      I personally believe they are scared to DEATH that if the truth gets out on how those CIA Agents were killed by the Chinese between 2010 and 2012 while HRC was Secretary of State and was using her unsecured server that allowed the Chinese Government to access the names and locations of the Agents, they will never be able to recover.

      HRC statement about him winning will cause us to hang by nooses has nothing to do with the Clinton Foundation but everything to do with the truth on how those agents died!

      Here is my thread from the other day:

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      • Angry Dumbo says:

        “they are scared to DEATH that if the truth gets out on how those CIA Agents were killed by the Chinese between 2010 and 2012 while HRC was Secretary of State and was using her unsecured server that allowed the Chinese Government to access the names and locations of the Agents, they will never be able to recover.”

        Amen, amen, amen. The Helsinki presser was a shot across the bow. The truth about Chinese hacking is getting out.

        Liked by 18 people

        • Peg_C the Deplorable says:

          Q has gone silent. I believe this portends a massive undertaking soon. He/they have warned us over and over what to expect.

          Liked by 5 people

          • ezpz2 says:

            I’m a little confused, Peg…when the oracle known as Q spews out his/her cryptic nonsense (IMHO), it supposedly means his devotees need to ‘trust the plan’ and when s/he goes silent, it means the same?

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            • 4sure says:

              Of course. When you believe in fairies and secret codes, it always means something, even when it does not mean something. This describes Q followers.

              “When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!” —Chapter 4, The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill

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            • digleigh says:

              I have read very little from so called Q. I read somewhere that it is a group of 3 to 4 patriots who worked in intel and/or military that has an in with Trump admin., and know a lot because of computer skills, among many others etc…..I also heard they were TAKEN over so I trust very little of what I read, but in a handful of places(after trying to verify, etc…)…There is a lot of dialectics, controlled opposition sites I’m afraid, my faith is in my God who sees all, and knows all…..”all that is hidden will be uncovered, …..” (Matthew somewhere)and can move MOUNTAINS!

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            • thefirstab says:

              Gee, no likes for your post – I haz a sad….

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          • pecosbill79772 says:

            “Cue” is an adult bedtime story. On your own tonight, I’m afraid.

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        • madeline says:

          I believe you are right and IMhO there is a piece of Trump that wants to blow the whole story up and release everything. Someone is holding him back or there is no FBI or DOJ to back him up.

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          • digleigh says:

            Yep. He is Sampsom, blinded , persecuted with his hands on the pillars of BIG business, BIG pharma, Big govt. and Big media…… He can bring it all down!!! The left, MSM , establishment better leave this Sampson ALONE!

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        • listingstarboard says:

          You would think that the CIA would be hell bent on revenge on HRC if she got agents murdered. So why are they licking her boots? Must have been agents that the CIA wanted disappeared as well.

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          • Justmom says:

            of course, she would only give it up if it fit her agenda. I always suspected strongly that the Bengazi attack was actually a targeted assassination. Why else would they be so obviously prepared with a cover story and patsy?

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          • Justmom says:

            of course, she would only give it up if it fit her agenda. I always suspected strongly that the Bengazi attack was actually a targeted assassination. Why else would they be so obviously prepared with a cover story and patsy?

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            • Sunshine says:

              I fully agree. Their cover story was pre-concocted. Dead bodies don’t talk.
              And FLEP is spot on.
              And POTUS Trump knows the truth. Unfortunately, the FBI, NSA, CIA, and Justice are littered with Obama-loving and corrupt people. It’s quite interesting he mentioned Hillary’s servers during the Helsinki summit. And Putin knows a lot – That’s why he laughs. It’s quite possible Putin shared a few nuggets with DJT during their time together.

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            • Sunshine says:

              BTW: I never had any sympathy with Stevens’ demise. But the Marines that died, my heart goes out to them.
              Stevens, a gay guy, agrees to do undercover work in a secret mission in a profoundly anti-gay Islamic nation. Somehow, I think he was promised many rewards upon his return. He did it for the rewards.

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              • spren says:

                And don’t forget that the surviving CIA assets of the Benghazi attacks (approximately 30 of them) were forced to sign NDA to not reveal their activites in that compound.

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            • brenrod says:

              “ambassador” Stevens who was killed in benghazi was likely the link to hillary that connected her to the CIA buying back the arms in LIbya and shipping them to AQ in Syria through Turkey.

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        • Really? Nothing seems to scare them except going to jail. Hillary’s done fine deflecting the Christopher Stevens story.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          I think we are just now scratching the surface.

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      • NCPatrick says:

        Fle, Louie Gohmert was quite worked up the other day about all of the e-mails sent from Hillary’s laptop which were then picked up by a “foreign country” … he made special note that this country was NOT Russia. Do you think it was China? If not, who do you think the dogs are barking about? Thanks in advance. NCPatrick

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        • nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

          Is there any truth to the rumor that he was looking over a Chinese Menu during his questioning?

          Liked by 2 people

        • Shadrach says:

          The anomaly Gohmert is talking about is the hacking of the Clinton e-mails. SD tells you where the proof is in his bullet #2.

          ♦ 2. The unauthorized use of a private server likely led to Chinese hackers having access to all of the content of Hillary Clinton’s email and electronic communication. [As confirmed by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community]

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        • fleporeblog says:

          I absolutely believe it was China 🇨🇳! Especially hearing Director Wray describe what they are doing in our country.

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      • agentcommonsense says:

        Yeeeeeessss ! I also think POTUS group Neilson. Coats. Wray. Mattis ect are given disinformation for just the reason to leak this disinformation to deep staters while POTUS/Putin/BeBe are fighting the Globalist together using Israel Intelligence and Russia’s Intelligence. POTUS said that Putin likes BeBe very much and all three are fighting NWO

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      • SteveC says:

        I’m anxiously awaiting the hanging. 8)
        My concern is that it is starting to feel like it is being left up entirely to the citizenry to do this, and that can go a lot further, a lot faster, than anyone seems to understand.

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    • farrier105 says:

      I am going to Twitter to hammer Comey some more about letting the “Russian Hackers” stay on the DNC network for 11 months without doing anything. All those articles about Comey’s FBI abusing National Security Letters over the years. If someone’s cat got up a tree, Comey would issue a National Security Letter, yet he did nothing of substance to get “Russian Hackers” out of the DNC network. I am going to ask him if he was on crack when he made the decision.

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    • Jederman says:

      Obama was the same for 8 yrs. He only spoke to “his” half of the country. The only time our half was addressed was when he was mocking or sneering at us. For the first few months I used to think to myself, “who is he trying to kid…” then I realized he wasn’t even concerned about me and my peeps. He was messaging his.

      Liked by 6 people

  4. Sylvia Avery says:

    I’m afraid our political leadership has been in bed with the Chinese since the Clinton Era. They have allowed and enabled China to buy up all sorts of important property and businesses and infiltrate and steal secrets and wealth from us for decades.

    But PDJT makes one misstatement about Putin and the world is ending. But then the Chinese own a lot of our media, as well, so they are directing at least some of the propaganda “our media” is using against us.

    What a mess.

    Liked by 26 people

    • Minnie says:

      As well as banks, Sylvia.

      It is a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world.

      SMH

      Liked by 4 people

    • Oldschool says:

      Great points sylvia.

      Liked by 3 people

    • CountryclassVulgarian says:

      ^^^^^ THAT ^^^^^^

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    • Sylvia (and everyone else who has made such great comments thus far):

      I agree with your post and after seeing that disgusting freak Wray in action again, I am more convinced than ever that he is one of the most evil ones who has to be taken down- sooner than later. For that matter, I I don’t think it would detrimental to our security if the FBI and other “security” agencies were simply abolished and all their Deep State employees given their walking papers.

      NONE of them are working for the American People. ALL of them are working against our President Trump as has been demonstrated over and over again. It is time for US to stage our own coup and overthrow these bastards once and for all. We may not have another chance!

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      • Angry Dumbo says:

        “I don’t think it would detrimental to our security if the FBI and other “security” agencies were simply abolished and all their Deep State employees given their walking papers.”

        Amen, Seneca! The issue is trust. The issue of the private server demonstrates that our most precious secrets were for sale by the highest members of our government. Little people gave their lives to protect these secrets. How can intelligence agencies function without a deep cleaning and reformation?

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          When you put it that way, HELL YES – must agree. People died to protect those secrets, and what happens at the top? Only the HONEST ADULTERESS has the courage to ‘fess up that some of the crown jewels were stolen by the Chinese, and everybody else enabled it, did it, or hid it.

          Is THAT what the top of the FBI should be? Heck – the paranoid cross-dresser who tried to troll-stalk a civil rights lover boy into killing himself was more careful with our secrets than Cankle-Licker Comey.

          It’s all wrong. CLEAN IT OUT.

          I think that those who say there WAS big management change at the top are correct, but there is no evidence of DEEP CLEANING. I would feel much more assured if I knew there were CARDBOARD BOXES shuttling in and out of FBIHQ.

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        • Angry- after all that’s been revealed in the past several months, there is no way in hell I am ever trusting ANY OF THE SWAMP DEVILS who are running the intelligence community. Like you said, our people haven given up their LIVES to defend our liberty and to protect our Country. That is something that bureaucrats like Wray & Co. will never understand. Their only loyalty is to the Deep State.

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          • blind no longer says:

            Right here from the horse’s ass:

            New Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump is “being really dumb” by taking on the intelligence community and its assessments on Russia’s cyber activities.

            “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

            “So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.”

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            • 1stgoblyn says:

              IOW, Clown Chuckie is telling PDJT he should just cower in the corner and let the commies in our gov’t continue on their pathway to destroying our country b/c they have power to ‘get you’ or something.

              Liked by 2 people

              • 4sure says:

                JFK says from the grave that Schumer is correct.

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                • blind no longer says:

                  If I were PDJT, every time one of these assclowns in the media questioned me about believing the Intelligence Community, I would refer to Crying Chuck’s statement and say oh yeah I should trust the very people who have been trying to remove me from office from the moment I got in…What do you people think I’m deaf, dumb and stupid!

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                • ForGodandCountry says:

                  Blind-

                  Exactly so. Well said!!

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      • George says:

        We should be protesting at the DOJ and FBI buildings.

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      • digleigh says:

        FRAT BOY WRAY! He is shameful!

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    • De Oppresso Libre says:

      Bingo, Sylvia! The number one reason the 5th column, treasonous, domestic enemy media has made Russia the current Boogeyman, is because the ChiComs own a huge chunk of Hollywood, and is buying up as much of the rest of America as it can. We cannot reciprocate, of course, because if the ChiComs become displeased with any American owner(s), they simply repossess the property…..by force. We, on the other hand, are far too civilized and otherwise pussilanimous to do likewise. To the Klingons, it’s almost as much as clubbing baby fur seals.

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      • De Oppresso Libre says:

        …..almost as much “fun” as clubbing baby fur seals, that is.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          A (baby, but old enough to drink 🙂 ) seal sidles into a bar…

          Bartender asks, “What’ll you have?”
          Seal replies, “Anything but a Canadian Club”…

          Liked by 2 people

          • De Oppresso Libre says:

            Damn, that’s pretty cruel…….funny as hell, but cruel. It really brings out the Pulp Fiction in me,”‘What’ ain’t no country I ever heard of….do they speak English in ‘What’?”

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      • Jeff says:

        I must stand up for the Klingons here. They are brutal and bloodthirsty (by our standards), but they live by a strict code of honor, or morality if you will. We may not understand it or agree with it, but it is theirs, and they abide within that moral framework strictly, with severe sanctions for transgressors.
        They would never brutalize a helpless species. Assassinate or exterminate, sure, but never brutalize.
        (tongue in cheek)

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    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      Does sale Loral missile-guidance technology and telemetry control being provided to the Chinese courtesy of Bill Clinton ring a bell?

      https://www.wnd.com/2000/04/7141/

      Liked by 12 people

    • listingstarboard says:

      Bedmates with China long before Clintons —George HW Bush. Read this article, 41 brags on his son 43 for his ability to get along with China AND VLAD PUTIN. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/10/AR2008081002548.html

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  5. Minnie says:

    Somehow Wray’s statement should bring comfort?

    😐

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  6. craybox2882 says:

    Fox news is purposely not countering the narrative. They are playing dumb and are working against VSG.

    Liked by 11 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Fox News puts boundaries on one’s thinking – it serves as a distraction that makes one THINK they know where true North is. If’s a FAKE magnetic North.

      Turning off Fox News by cutting my cable put my conservatism on point, allowing me to see where Fox is wrong, misleading, or misdirecting.

      Liked by 21 people

      • MM says:

        Cutting the cord is liberating……
        I can see more clearly without Fox whispering in my ear 24/7…..
        Could care less what their Paid pundits think….

        Liked by 14 people

      • chojun says:

        ^ This ^
        Despite taking a more “conservative” point of view, Fox is still part of the media establishment and will give the point of view of the Republican flavor of the UniParty establishment.

        Broadcast/cable/print media has a limited space in which to present news. In other words, there is only so much that can be fit in 24h (especially prime-time) or on a newspaper. Therefore you get what they want you to see the most.

        The Internet is an unlimited pool of information.

        Cut the cable.

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        • Twinkletoes says:

          YES! Stop the subscriptions and cut the cable. I gave away my only television set in 2008 and have not missed it at all. And I quit taking papers back in the nineties. You can find the truth/reality on the Internet if you look and carefully judge the sites you frequent. Frankly, I find CTH to be the very best, but I do check other sites nearly every day.

          As far as entertainment goes, I’m a book worm, but I do watch movies on my 27″ iMac. And there are lots of ways to stream other programs. I think we all need to be careful about what goes into our minds. We already know that saying: “Garbage in. Garbage out.” Let’s practice it for the sake of our families and our country. We, the Super Elite, are too important to pay any attention to the bilge water they try to pour into our minds until we can no longer think straight.

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      • wolfmoon- you are right. All of the media outlets filter the news to comply with their particular construct and editorial point of view. As long as you understand the filter, it is still possible to extract a good deal of information. We are lucky to have the Tree House to use as a clearinghouse for news from all over. On any given day there are many, many links to articles and essays from all over that we would never see otherwise.

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          Yes – I drop a LOT of bookmarks from fellow Treepers. Many new mind expansions from Sundance and the posters. It’s my “homeworld” now!

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        • TheLastDemocrat says:

          editorial point of view?

          it is their money-making point of view.

          And, it is parallel to what your “conservative” politicians” do. If not, they would not need polls and speech writers.

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        • lumoc1 says:

          “As long as you understand the filter, it is still possible to extract a good deal of information.”
          I can tell you from personal experience that your statement was very close to the truth living in a country under the communist system, which had a fairly easily discernible filter. Sadly, the situation here today with the with the ever present and pervasive interpretation of the news by “journolists” makes understanding the filter much more difficult.

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      • Ellie says:

        Wolf you are absolutely spot on.

        I call Fox News the Fake News for the right.

        Been watching OAN and they try to present the news in an even-handed manner.

        But nowhere will America get news and commentary like they do here.

        America would be better served if they shut off their televisions off and read more.

        Why do we need empty suits and news readers telling us what to think?

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        • Ellie- RIGHT SPOT ON.

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        • Trish in Southern Illinois says:

          I’ve switched over to newsmax, ‘America talks live’ & ‘Howie Carr’, ‘Wayne Allyn Root’. The best parts are the callers. They are fantastic. Real people. I’m sick to death of talking heads. I much prefer to hear from fellow “smelly hillbillies.”

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        • Phflipper says:

          “America would be better served if they shut off their televisions off and read more.”

          Easier I think to clean the ‘Deep State’ out of Washington than convince Americans that TV is rotting their brain. it is like telling the smoker, ‘cigarettes cause cancer’ and get the usual response, “I know.” and no offense to any smokers, or TV watchers … 🙂

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          • Galadriel says:

            It’s not helpful, imo, to divide conservatives by creating anti-television snobbery. There are good things on TV and there are bad things. A balanced person can enjoy a wide variety of media: books, movies, and yes, television. All things have their place. TV does not rot the brain any more than reading fiction, it all depends on the substance one chooses.

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            • PaulM says:

              You have no choices. They’re so good at what they do , they make you think you’re making choices. They’ve had behaviorists and psychologists working in the TV industry since the 50’s.
              It’s all pushing a product, you just don’t know it.
              When I quit TV 23 years ago, I thought some was good too but I kept finding myself wondering how a documentary that started out being about whales ended with a diatribe about conservatism.

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            • svenwg says:

              Television 📺 is the Bread and Circuses that the Romans gave to their citizens to distract from their decaying society only without the dust and smell of blood spilled.

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        • Ledger at 7 pm is really good!

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      • Phil aka Felipe says:

        POTUS is aware of this too, Wolf Moon.

        I think it was his interview with Tucker Carlson the other night when POTUS said something to the effect, “I consider FOX News mainstream media too”.

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      • ristvan says:

        I wrote an ebook (published late 2012 by iBooks, Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook…) titled The Arts of Truth. Even the title itself was an illustration (explained in the preface) of deep (not just state) deceptions. Several chapters illustrating categories of critical thinking ‘styles/genres’ for sorting ‘truth kernals =wheat’ from ‘false news’=chaff’. Hundreds of illustrated examples including energy, healthcare, education, nutrition, down to Chevy Volt ‘official’ MPG, ramen noodle calories/serving, women’s dress sizes over time, and the Miss America BMI index.
        Treepers might find it a mostly enjoyable and cheap ($7 Kindle) read. There was (deliberately) a little something to offend ‘everyone’ —part of the main thematic point.

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      • Jeff says:

        I left Fox in 2011, when the Bloviating Irishman started blathering about “Hey, Obamacare’s not that bad.”
        Click. Haven’t been back since.
        The frequent sinus headaches stopped about that time, also.

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    • Peg_C the Deplorable says:

      We quit Fox 8 years ago with NO regrets. It’s only gotten far worse, from what all my friends tell me. They’re quitting it now, too.

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    • The Phantom Stranger says:

      Make no mistake, much like CNN and the liberal outlets, Fox News reports more or less at the pleasure of the intelligence community. It’s clear the intelligence community is putting the force of all their weight behind the current Russian narrative. Very powerful global forces are deeply afraid of Trump and Putin cutting some sort of deal over the Middle East and Europe.

      Like many have suggested, Fox News acts an awful lot like controlled opposition. Almost like they were being directed by other controlled opposition elements, namely the RINO leadership in Congress.

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  7. AngelOnejudicial says:

    Remember Obama hired John Brennan because Brennan & his private Intel firm hacked the passport records and removed Obama’s 1981 trip to Afghanistan record. Also accessed Clinton & McCain’s…

    https://truepundit.com/while-on-obamas-payroll-brennans-private-intel-side-business-hacked-mccains-hillarys-classified-passport-records/

    That company Brennan led, Analysis Corp made it’s fortune off of transporting new Iraqi currency and keeping the airport open. That company is one of the largest private Intel firms in the world, they also provide Intel and analytics to china, you know that country who hacked us and sacked our CIA assets during Brennans tenure….

    https://www.cnbc.com/id/100440555
    It’s also founded by a British intelligence officer and known for employing former U.S. Intel making a movie big circle of pals doing government contract work.

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  8. 335blues says:

    Would I seem crazy if I were to suggest that one of the reasons for Clintons use of a private server was because she EXPECTED to get hacked by chinese and russian government hackers?
    And that it presented a very easy way to transfer sensitive information to the marxist governments that Clinton prefers?

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    • Krystal says:

      That has been my belief from the very beginning – the unsecured server was “open” for a reason.

      Liked by 12 people

    • mimbler says:

      I’ve seen that though expressed by multiple posters.

      Personally, I don’t think so, because the stuff found on her server that we know of was just sloppy handling of classified material, rather than the huge transfer of material that would be required to fit this theory.

      But of course, we haven’t had access to everything on the server, so I can’t totally discount it. But she would have far better ways to do that without having a smoking gun in her basement, so I really don’t think so.

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      • benifranlkin says:

        Being just plain sloppy is not a defense……like leaving a scalpel in a patient’s belly after surgery…deadly move.

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      • jmclever says:

        That’s only the emails that she turned over. It does not include the lost emails that were destroyed after the Congressional subpoena.

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        I am one of the multiple posters.

        This is a great way to “share” information. You have a server. Someone else can ping it, but not penetrate it.

        You inform them, by other channels, that for a specific 30 minute window, or a 10 microsecond window, or whatever, that “server upgrades” will be happening.

        At that time, they hack and get right in – even if the server is vulnerable for just 2 minutes, that is all that might be needed in many cases to share clandestine information.

        Within that server, you could have all directories protected, except one. Thus, you cold choose what data could be copied out, once server broached.

        ALL that a forensic examiner would be able to say is that yes, you applied a patch to your firewall at a certain time. It might not even be detectable that your system was vulnerable for 30 seconds as you applied a patch, or swapped a drive, etc. And if a forensic examiner said you once did an upgrade and were vulnerable for 30 seconds, not a fraction of a second, you would just shrug and say, “and?”

        Or, you say you were getting probed, so you decided to change password.

        Like Ocean’s 11 and the power outage. Random, but not random. Servers are always getting security upgrades, etc.

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        • mimbler says:

          Ah, that makes more sense to me. I was picturing storing masses of info for the taking, and the incriminating evidence that would leave. Your scenario is plausible indeed.

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          Exactly. IT has created a dizzying world of opportunity for malicious computing. Plausibility is everywhere.

          NOW – here is the part that FREAKS people out – that is not believed. I apply the same programming principles to speculate about SOCIAL ENGINEERING and SOCIAL HACKING – and – lo and behold – they work. Very few people are applying this kind of critical, myth-busting thinking to many events we are being expected to accept at face value, and that if we question them, we are being “wacko” or “conspiracy theorists”.

          Well, a buddy of mine with more knowledge of social hacks by IC clued me in on some of this stuff a long time ago, how deeply it is possible to fool people into thinking things – much like a magician or a mentalist. I didn’t REALLY see what they meant – but NOW I DO.

          Things that look random or natural don’t have to be. It is possible to GAME what appears as BASIC REALITY if you can gain control of certain levers of power. The media is an important one, but the IC is even more important. That’s why getting inside the other guy’s spy palace is so important. Do that, and you can start using THEIR KEYS to move around.

          I think the infiltration of our government and media is DEEP, HARD and has TURNED THESE INSTITUTIONS AGAINST US. I don’t specify who, and I don’t really care. By leaving it as a generality, I can actually catch them better – I have no preconceptions. But I know that there are White Hats and Black Hats moving everywhere right now. I simply Trust The Plan.

          I don’t know how much of the old Fake Reality they will reveal. Some, I expect will not be revealed. Other parts – perhaps. Again – I have to trust the plan.

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          • ForGodandCountry says:

            I enjoy and get so much out of your posts, Wolf. Always A+ content. Wish you could post more. And yes….TRUST THE PLAN…..

            If we know anything for sure and certain, PDJT and his team have a damn good plan!!

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          Gives a whole new meaning to “Patch Tuesday” 🙂 … (or usually, 😦 )…

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      • svenwg says:

        What was in the 33,000 emails that were deleted after being subpoenaed by Congress? That is the million dollar question, or in her case the 145 Million dollar question.

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    • benifranlkin says:

      Unwittingly…just like Clapper

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    • Michael says:

      Needed to coordinate yoga schedules don’t cha know?

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      I have been certain of this from the beginning. This is typical Hillary and Obama – to have a REAL reason underneath a PLAUSIBLE reason. All the real goal needs to kick in is feigned incompetence.

      ABUSE OF IC – remember that. A very important principle – they ABUSE IC. If you have a theory and ABUSE OF IC is part of it, it’s likely a good theory.

      I even expect that Hillary “volunteered” to the IC to have a private server as a counterintelligence operation originally, with the hidden abusive idea that it would help her email evade FOIA. Perhaps she sold this idea through McCabe, who was tied to the server in Chappaqua very early on, when they both moved there. But in some way, I believe that she ABUSED some kind of understanding with the IC about the server.

      Thus, being a “done deal” with the IC, when she became SOS, and she asked State to send her email there, it would be a very thorny and difficult legal situation – a bamboozling classified voodoo enigma that the people in State would be unable to question properly – an absolutely BRILLIANT defense. “It’s classified – that’s why.”

      Imagine the CONFUSION – she has a “top secret” server – does she have to take the training? Does she have to sign papers? Does she need approval to SEND STUFF THERE?

      It really explains everything – doesn’t it? All she needs to do is start sending the WRONG stuff there – to ask her people to “just do X” – to thereby “make mistakes” – YEARS after the server was originally set up. After it “doesn’t matter”. Then they try to control the scandal before the election, so after she wins, and it disappears, it’s all “ancient history”.

      This woman led the IC out onto a branch, using a combination of her own crafty ability to induce criminal behavior in others, as well as some IC and DNC types who were quite fine with whatever she did.

      Ball of tar, it is. Ugly mess. And most of it is CLASSIFIED, just like she wanted it.

      That’s my new theory. Explains McCabe in Chappaqua perfectly, and everything George Webb has found. Her server was “legit” but ABUSED.

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    • Phflipper says:

      Take it a step further, it wouldn’t be ‘hacking’ let’s say if one sold access and then shared user/password.

      Much like two people on opposite sides of the world communicating in ‘draft’ emails in one email account.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        To people with REAL hidden knowledge of how to abuse I.T. (and Hillary and Bill were two of them – trust me – I once tried to follow their ingenious “Lotus Notes” server scam against FOIA and discovery) – one doesn’t even need to leave ANY fingerprints like a password. Every plot move simply looks like a small bit of negligence.

        Look at Podesta with his idiot password – THAT is one way – dead simple. Another is to simply not do updates. Let down a firewall “accidentally”. Mess up ONE setting. Install a “Let’s Learn Chinese” program. That is ALL it takes to open that server when IC doesn’t expect it. The ChiComs would be waiting for their moment and strike like LIGHTNING. NO WAY does Hillary need to do something risky like hand off a password.

        What she would do would be subtle but just as effective. Hillary is a master showman, and her life is one big performance of DINDU NUFFINS. Hillary is the QUEEN of DINDUS. She will “accidentally” lower the shields, China gets in, and she walks away whistling. Days later, it’s found, noted, forgotten. Years later, the scandal. “Old news.”

        She is a complete sociopath.

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        • ForGodandCountry says:

          Again, totally plausible if not outright 100% accurate.

          Like liberalism itself, the Clinton’s are a cancer on America.

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    • Koot Katmando says:

      I would not go that far. I think she just wanted to avoid FOIA and limit who had access.

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      • WSB says:

        Even with all of the millions that, just for ‘HIV medicine and Haitian children’, landed in Bill’s and her foundation?

        I have a bridge here in my pocket somewhere….

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    • thedoc00 says:

      There was discussion on this very sit long ago about Hillary’s servers. Recall she tried to throw Collin Powell to the wolves when Hillary said she set up the server based on his advice.

      She was settling up an “off the record source” away from FOIA and prying eyes of any government oversite.

      What Hillary forgot to say was that Powell set up separate accounts and not a separate server and Powell was smart enough to run it through the government firewall as well as he avoided handling sensitive and classified information on that account. Note, the only thing found on Powell’s accounts was a potentially confidential e-mail. Plus, Powell was operating in an era before all the cyber warfare turned hot as well as requirements for the detailed classified briefs developed in response to the growth of that threat.

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    • De Oppresso Libre says:

      It was set up specifically for “Pay-to-Play” writ large – think international charitable donations to the Clinton Crime Family Charity for the Rodham/Hubbell Progeny and Whatever-the-Hell-Bubba wants to dd-Trust. You want to hear the really, really funny part? (Ha-ha funny, not ku-weer funny) The 3rd world bunghole countries, like Somalia, the cat litter republic formerly known as Libya….the donations made by the current warlords in charge are really OUR TAXPAYER dollars that the vile, repugnant, Bestial Bride of Bubba sent them via State Department grants! What a great scam, huh?

      That despicable fu____g c__t deserves to hang as much as anybody involved in the most repugnant, despicable portions of all this TREASON.

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    • Peg_C the Deplorable says:

      I had the exact same thought. Selling us off to China before she captured the Oval Office. She and her band of traitors SHOULD hang from nooses – and they know it!

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    • Jenny R. says:

      No, in fact, you are probably very close to the truth. The Clintons have been aiding and abetting the Chinese government for quite some time.
      In fact, although I do not have proof, I’d almost wager she used hacking as a cover for sending information to the Chinese.
      The Russians of course got their piece, but now they realize that perhaps the only reason they got it was to be set up as the fall guy. That also means that they didn’t get it all.

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    • brenrod says:

      its a way to pass classified info with plausible deniability

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  9. Jack Dempsey says:

    I’m still following along…..
    but I am still having trouble talking myself into the idea that Americans are so zombified that (Russian-dominated) facebook is a controlling beacon in their lives.
    Maybe I didn’t eat enough (or too much? I can’t remember) sugar-coated cereal in my youth, and I cannot understand these complicated influences.

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    • mimbler says:

      Yes, they were resistant to all of entertainment and 99 percent of media being in the tank for Hillary, but they were convinced by a hundred thousand dollars of ads on FB.

      Doesn’t really pass the smell test, does it?

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      • GB Bari says:

        You ever smelled a cancerous tumor? I have (on domestic animals).
        Once you smell one, you’ll never forget that awful evil odor. It makes horse manure smell sweet by comparison. (Yeah I’ve lived out in the country for awhile.)

        So when you ask “does it pass the smell test”, just think of the odor of evil, a rotten malignant tumor. If that isn’t the Clintons, I don’t know what else is.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      The Russian’s “operation chaos” is a bit more sophisticated than that, and it does have effect. However, it’s aim has always been to be operation chaos.
      The Chinese are another matter; their aims are different because they are playing a different game. Both games are dangerous, but one is at this time the more dangerous of the two (besides, I think Ivan is going to start playing nice soon — at least a little bit for a little while).
      And many Americans are indeed so zombified as to have social media be a controlling beacon in their lives. You have to realize this: it doesn’t have to completely zombifiy people; it just has to influence their behavior (for instance, make them hesitate to say anything that will be perceived as “bad” or rather unpopular; or have them pass along potentially false info/agitprop that is being passed along by others — the idea of arcane knowledge, gnosis) — this, as many studies on crowds have shown, is incredibly easy to do.
      Human beings are social creatures; they are quite easily controlled, especially if they don’t think they are! — that includes me, you, and everybody else. It’s nearly impossible to break that conditioning; it’s part of our DNA.

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  10. emet says:

    See “Bill Clintons 8 million dollar ak47 deal”. High ranking Chinese officials smuggling military weapons into the US for sale to gang members. US Customs caught them, but when the violators turned out to be top Chinese officials, the investigation was shut down (Operation Dragonfire).

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  11. teeheeman says:

    *News Alert* Trump invites Putin to visit Washington in the fall……..Democrats’ hair spontaneously burst into flames……..

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  12. chojun says:

    I want to be careful about what I say.

    I can say that Wray is correct – China is the biggest counterIntel threat.

    I can say that they have been as such for many years now, essentially with hegemony.

    That’s all I can say about that. Now for my opinion.

    I think the Russian hysteria is flares, countermeasures, and disinformation to distract from the above fact.

    Stew on that for a while and think about motive for such.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I know what you mean. There has been something really wrong with this picture for a long time. I agree, I think the Russian Hysteria is supposed to make the public look at Russia and not at the gigantic panda in the living room.

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      • Absolutely. The government has been scaring us with Russia since they figured out how well it works to keep us knee deep in weapons and proxy wars.

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Russia being set up as crooks, Badenov if not more so, opens the narrative of the Klintoons, et. al., actually being “victims” in the Uranium One scandal…

        The evil twists and obfuscations perpetrated by the Klintoons, Øbozo and crew, the DEMONcRATs, RINOs, Soros, and the deep state can only have been planned and aided by the devil himself.

        And the DEMONcRATs invited him in when they pushed GOD out. (Not as if they could actually do that, but they basically asked HIM to leave). So it’s no wonder that they don’t see any problems with killing/dismembering babies, trafficking, and any other evil and perversions that strike their fancy. Their “situational ethics” allow for any and all behaviours, indeed, it allows for contradictory actions simultaneously…

        Hypothesis, Antithesis, Synthesis (or, SINthesis, in their case)…

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    • CountryclassVulgarian says:

      Just listen to the people on the right who also join in the Putin hysteria while excusing China’s behavior. They blame our President for “starting a trade war with China”, yet they want him start a nuclear war with Russia. I don’t think I have ever heard Rubio, or flake, or Collins or any of the UniParty republicans criticize China. It’s madness. Something definitely is stinking in Bangkok.

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      • Scott L says:

        Point taken, but FYI…Bangkok is in Thailand.

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        • CountryclassVulgarian says:

          I am fully aware where Bangkok is. If you don’t understand the phrase then disregard the post. You should never ass-u-me…

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      • Turranos says:

        There’s some real crapola in the bottom of the wok!

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      • spren says:

        Just a year ago all of these same frauds were apoplectic that Trump was going to get us into a nuclear war with North Korea. And now, they’re all apoplectic that Trump refuses to get us into a nuclear war with Russia. These people are all so crazy they have no clue just how crazy they actually are.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      This is a MartinEconomis blog post of today entitled “China. Entire Capital Raising Now Exceed the USA”

      FTA: Believe it or not, Chinese start-ups have for the first time collected more venture capital than newly established US companies in the past quarter. This is reported by the South China Morning Post.

      His AI forecasting projects that the financial center will shift to China 2032+.

      https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/china/china-venture-capital-raising-now-exceed-the-usa/

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        Well, you just go throw all you money that way. See you in 2030.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        To paraphrase Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys:

        Never mind his forecast, for Xi has lost control . . .

        I think MartinEconomics’ prediction will go the way of Japan Inc., Gore and the melting Polar Icecap, and all CBO projections.

        China’s economic model is based on intellectual property theft, cheating on trade, bullying trade partners, and stealing from their own people’s bank accounts (by paying depositors many points lower than the rate of inflation). Their debt to GDP ratio is above 260%, their financial books have been cooked for decades, their outlay to safeguard access to raw materials far across the globe is blowing up their budget, and worst of all their population demographics are trending terrible. Probably by accident, but perhaps by design, they are building up a massive bubble of military-age men with little to no chance of landing a native-born wife. So is India, BTW.

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        • spren says:

          My son worked for a Chinese start-up company in MA. He just left the end of last week for a variety of reasons. One of them was their managerial and operational incompetence. He was one of only a couple of non-Chinese employed there. There was no direction, no alignment of departments, and the CEO’s chief concern and function only pertained to fund-raising and obtaining venture capital. They constantly made false claims of what they had achieved, and made empty promises they will never be capable of keeping. The entire operation, despite its many noble intents, is a house of cards that eventually will collapse.

          My son was also very concerned about the consequences of being associated with this type of incompetent operation down the road, along with any other potentially nefarious connections with the Chinese government, when he is pursuing other opportunities.

          If his experience is indicative of Chinese AI prowess, we have nothing to worry about.

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        All those gigantic “Ghost Metropolises” that they’ve been building to pump up their numbers are already starting to fall down… And AI, so far, is more artificial than intelligent.
        Another buzzword bingo technology that is always five years off… Climate “science” is a prime example of that…

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        • spren says:

          You are so correct. People always conflate robotics with AI. AI is very much still in its infancy despite the vastly overstated pronouncements in the media.

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          • MaineCoon says:

            For starters……

            FTA: Martin Armstrong predicted the exact date of the October crash in 1987, the demise of the Japanese bull market in 1990, the turning point for the US and European markets in July 1998 and the Nikkei crash in 1989. He was one of the wealthiest Wall Street market analysts and was named economist of the decade and fund manager of the year in 1998.

            His AI began circa 70s? 80s? This year his AI was on the money, picking the January high.

            He literally has ALL known data in ALL fields input in his program so the AI forecast is in many areas. For years he said we’re heading for global cooling with the first major indication being the winter of 2017/2018, which set huge low temps and long winters in many worldwide locations. So much weather data forecasts are currently occuring as have been forecast, including volcanic activity. It takes following his free and paid subscription daily to comprehend what his program models are comprised of and the accuracy, which isn’t by chance. It is what it is. I could care less if others comprehend what he has or even believe it. If one disagrees, present one incorrect forecast and I will gladly forward it to Mr. Armstrong for his response on his blog.

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    • bosscook says:

      I can barely type his name without shaking with fury…Jeff Flake…calling POTUS a “traitor”….I am very proudly a 5th generation Arizonan, but very very ashamed of our Senators. Disgusting.

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    • Lanna says:

      John McAfee employed Dmitri Alperovitch before Alperovitch left to found CrowdStrike. McAfee, being interviewed by Larry King in December, 2016, said “if it looks like the Russians did it, then I can guarantee you it was not the Russians.”

      He went on to say, “If I was the Chinese and I wanted to make it look like the Russians did it, I would use Russian language within the code, I would use Russian techniques of breaking into the organization,” adding that, in the end, “there simply is no way to assign a source for any attack.” He also called the Joint Analysis Report a “fallacy”, saying hackers fake language and location and any hackers with the skill to back the DNC would also be able to hide their tracks.

      Also, the Joint Analysis Report starts off with a disclaimer:

      “DISCLAIMER: This report is provided “as is” for informational purposes only. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not provide any warranties of any kind regarding any information contained within. DHS does not endorse any commercial product or service referenced in this advisory or otherwise. This document is distributed as TLP:WHITE: Subject to standard copyright rules. TLP:WHITE information may be distributed without restriction. For more information on the Traffic Light Protocol, see https:/www.us-cert.gov/tlp”

      Basically the government took the CrowdStrike report and ran with it. Prior JARs didn’t call out the bad actor by name but this one did and right in the opening paragraphs they mention “private companies and other entities” being involved in compiling the report.

      Alperovitch has a deep bias against Russia and CrowdStrike’s premier product, FALCON, seems to be skewed to default to Russian involvement. Their methodology is also deeply flawed (for instance, ‘ the hacking only happens between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Russia time, so it must be Russians’). The threats supposedly found, APT28 and APT29, are outdated too, and were not solely used by Russians. CrowdStrike gave them cutesy names, Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear to tag them as Russian.

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        For the zillionth time, it was NOT A HACK.

        Ask Seth Rich. Or anyone who has actually worked in the field, and is not a YSM or DEMONcRAT-paid shill.

        It was a leak.

        And a machine set up with looser security than Stormy Daniels’ morals could scarcely be said to have been hacked, in any case. Perhaps, no, probably, that “promiscuous mode” was on purpose…

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        • Lanna says:

          Yes, the data dump was too big to be a hack. Forensics run by people other than CrowdStrike proved that. Covered up by CrowdStrike and DNC..

          There may have also been a hack though. Hillary’s crew was controlling and operating the DNC. NSA informed FBI who informed DNC and RNC that their servers may have been compromised. RNC took action, DNC didn’t. (Remember Trump saying someone attempted hacking, couldn’t get in.) Then 7 months later DNC called in CrowdStrike.

          Was malware inserted in the DNC servers by the Awan brothers? Was China (or Russia, or any number of foreign governments) keeping an eye on their asset, Hillary?

          And what was on the DNC servers that was so bad that they thought it was better to be hacked than to let the FBI look at them?

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    • Flubber says:

      The globalists hate the Russians because they have no foothold or partnership there.

      And for that they want aa war with Russia.

      Evil b@stards.

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  13. Mark McQueen says:

    Sorry Director Wray. You blew all your “street cred” on you handling of the IG report. Having a hard time hearing you….

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    • Concerned says:

      Clearly, their is a serious like of honest leadership in Washington.

      The IG reports to the FBI. The FBI is known to be corrupt therefore the results are predictable.

      Remember: If you are approached by someone claiming to be from FBI. Your best course of action is to say nothing, and let your lawyer do all of the talking.

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  14. Concerned says:

    I have problems with believing anything the Director of the FBI (i.e., Wray) has to say:

    1. He supports Mueller’s conclusion that the that Russian hacked the DNC when the facts say differently,

    2. He has come out in support of the the unconstitutional FISA process,

    3. He sent lawyers to the Congressional hearings in order to help Page and Strzok. Even when it was a direct violation of the law to claim attorney client privilege for government employees,

    It may be only my opinion for now, but Wray is just another Black Hat.

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  15. jmclever says:

    Another reason for former corrupt IC members to squawk: They all knew Hillary deliberately left her servers open to Chinese hackers and was selling those secrets through “contributions” to the Clinton Foundation and may have even been taking bribes not to say anything (or worse, also profiting from the sale of said information.)

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    • Concerned says:

      Ask yourself, have you seen any of them go to jail? Do you believe that Hillary Clinton and company are guilty of multiple crimes? If so, then you are in the majority because they could not have done this without allot of support from the IC.

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  16. 4sure says:

    First POTUS in history to win an election and lose the executive branch DOJ/FBI/IC to the losing party. Trump is spending his time on things over which he has some leverage. He has no leverage over Congress and the swamp. Sessions made sure of that. W/O leverage, one has nothing to force changes. The treasonous SOB’s are skating and will skate unless Trump takes control of HIS DOJ.

    SD talked about leverage months ago and pointed out then that the winner in this saga would be the one w/the most leverage.

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    • railer says:

      Yes, but Trump’s not wasting time and energy on that stuff, since he can’t change it right now. In fact, he’s likely using it as a distraction, to keep the Swamp’s eyes off what he is working on: The economy, trade, immigration, judges, Korea, regulatory reform, etc. Trump knows how to use another’s floundering to his advantage, and it’s part of what makes him successful. Muh Russia is a distraction, but it needn’t be for his administration.

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  17. 4430lacey says:

    It doesn’t take much of an imagination to figure out that Jeff Sessions has been compromised.

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  18. D says:

    The truth is IDK if I could vote for Trump again in 2020 if he doesn’t clean this mess up and bring justice to these traitors.

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    • Koot Katmando says:

      Well I think he will do the best that he can. It may not be possible to lock them all up.

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    • Phflipper says:

      Stop! that now.

      Liked by 2 people

    • benifranlkin says:

      oh….so u want to vote the traitors back in?? get outta here

      Liked by 7 people

    • Binkser1 says:

      Yes, vote for Kamala Harris or Hillary because then things will be sooooooooo much better.

      Liked by 6 people

      • D says:

        Libertarian, captain sarcasm. Don’t be a sycophant

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        • WSB says:

          5th grade math teaches splitting the vote… into three. THREE. 3.

          We need to rid ourselves of stupid, non-strategic voters, or trolls…which ever messes up more. Maybe both. That’s 2…TWO.

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          • D says:

            No see, it’s your false binary dichotomy that keeps the swamp alive and well.

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            • WSB says:

              You need to find another site.

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              • D says:

                You’re very welcoming thank you. Very tolerant as well. I like this site actually. Sorry for speaking my mind. Didn’t think you’d get triggered.

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                • WSB says:

                  No triggering. However, you already have demonstrated you are not tolerant about President Trump and his cabinet correcting decades of corruption. Since you are clearly so superior, you should do it yourself.

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            • Binkser1 says:

              Yep because voting for the one person who has stood up against the swamp and is doing everything legally in his power to save this country keeps the swamp alive and well. I want justice as much as anyone but not voting for Trump because he hasn’t been able to eliminate something that has been around longer than most of us probably realize and with probably 99% of DC against him is asinine at best

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        • Binkser1 says:

          Yes vote Libertarian over Trump and make sure we put the Left back in power. Screw everything else he has been doing because justice being served is not fitting in the time frame you want. Makes complete sense to me.

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          • D says:

            Honestly the government is growing just as fast with Trump in office as it would with a leftist. The budget isn’t balanced. The deep state isn’t being held accountable. The wall hasn’t been built. The tax cuts were decent but for me I save maybe 2%? Whoopdie doo. The economy is Trumps strong point. And I give him tremendous credit for cutting regulations. But he needs to get to work if he wants my vote again. Thats all I am saying.

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            • umr_engnr says:

              What you should be doing is working harder to get him the support he needs. Donate to MAGA candidates, work for their campaigns, call your current representatives if they aren’t working to solve the problem. Trump is but one man who is working extremely hard to get the job done. Randomly choosing a libertarian who has no chance of winning and if he/she does win will be in an even worse position to affect the problem is just a plain nonsensical idea.

              I have never seen a public official in my lifetime working as hard and making as much positive progress as Trump (way more progress than what you give him credit for above), and you are willing to just throw that away and in the hopes that whoever the libertarian party can muster will be better. Even though that has never happened?

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            • KBR says:

              D must stand for Democrat.

              Vote your conscience if you even know what one is. Or put your pink pussy hat back on and march elsewhere.

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            • Sandra-VA says:

              Wrong. The government workforce has shrunk in number since Trump took office less than 2 yrs ago.

              The budget can’t be balanced because Congress won’t do it. The Trump administration did submit a budget that would be balanced and reduce the debt, but Congress rejected it.

              He can’t build the wall without THE MONEY to do it, which Congress won’t give him.

              He is draining the swamp… but it is a massive swamp and he cannot do it by himself in less than 2 yrs. Also, note that they are attacking him from every angle…

              So, you expect miracles… and even think you can achieve them by not voting for him in 2020 thus I say to you… alrighty then 🙂

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            • blind no longer says:

              Somehow my gut feeling tells me you really didn’t vote for President Trump! As someone said of Reagan’s great achievements.. “If they all saw Ronald Reagan walk on water, they would all yell, See I told you he couldn’t swim”!!! It’s all or nothing for some people. I’ll take the 95% of promises he has made and kept. The Swamp is BIG, WIDE and DEEP… He still has a Country to run! Sheesh!

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            • Risa says:

              Then you must not work in an industry which was savaged almost to the point of destruction by Obama’s limitless unfettered regulations, then gained a reprieve under Trump.

              Sorry you aren’t getting immediate gratification. However, if you would look beyond your list of unreasonable expectations less than two years into Trump’s first term, you might discover the list of important accomplishments is lengthy.

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        • Jenny R. says:

          So Bernie then, if he promises to leave your stock holdings alone???

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      And vote for for who? Bernie? Kamala Harris? Corey Booker? Gillibrand? Rome wasn’t destroyed in a day!

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    • Jenny R. says:

      Well, you’re in luck — there’s always that little doll from the Bronx, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, and hey, I’ve heard rumors Hillary might give it a go again!
      Maybe you’ll get really lucky and Jeb! or Mittens might run!

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Go back under the bridge and take your 25 pieces of Soros tin with ye…

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  19. History Teaches says:

    Unfortunately, as much as we despise the MSM, they still have enormous power in shaping narratives that eventually lead to real life political actions.

    Vietnam, Watergate, and dozens of other critical world and national crises were presented to the public through distorted, partisan filters. Two presidencies, Johnson and Nixon, were taken down in part through MSM incitement.

    Clinton remained in office despite obvious grounds for impeachment largely because of MSM mobilization of opinion. Reagan constantly had to fight the MSM, but was confident and strong enough to prevail. Bush Jr. Was essentially marginalized and treated with contempt with no pushback. Not to mention all the SC battles and other issues that the MSM went ballistic over.

    The MSM basically have been, and are even more so now, the shock troops of the liberal agenda. And it’s getting exponentially worse every day.

    The alternative media and internet are essentially fighting in gorilla warfare, punching far above their weight. Especially considering that the social media giants are proactively hostile. But in terms of permeation into the broader low information public, still denigrated as fringe conspiracy outcasts by the MSM.

    If history is any indication, the Trump presidency will never be given a positive break or acknowledged as successful or even legitimate by the entrenched enemy forces. The civil war is just too pervasive, deep, existentially important.

    Rick Flair used to say “to be the man you have to beat the man.” The President is the ultimate underdog, but is smarter and tougher than any of his enemies. The counter attacks on the media via his tweets and rallies have been monumental and effective where they need to be. With the grassroots public He can’t outdo the MSM in terms of quantity, but he does in terms of quality and incisiveness. His succinct branding has been devestating, and more effective than the hysterics of the other side.

    But let’s face it. The media will never relent. No need to play defense to them because it won’t matter. Just keep on offense, make MAGA an irresistible wave that sweeps in some of the less polarized of the independents and soft Democrats. Let the MSM incrementally implode in the wake.

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    • Chuck2 says:

      I agree with everything you wrote, but this sentence stands out in my mind;

      “The alternative media and internet are essentially fighting in gorilla warfare, punching far above their weight.”

      The American Revolution was won in part because of gorilla warfare. The British didn’t see it coming because they were expecting the standard rules of battle at the time. I believe we have the same situation today with PDJT leading the charge.

      Great Post!

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Agreed. Making the media irrelevant – MOCKING THEM – is the way to go. It is really working, too. CUTTING THE CABLE is the way to go DO NOT let somebody else create a feed for you. THAT is the secret of self-empowerment – of creating a smart reality.

      BURN AND SPURN

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      And that’s the problem.

      The MSM (YSM) should not be “shaping narratives”. They should be REPORTING EVENTS. Impartially. Without color.

      Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, around 1964 or so, gave a joint editorial on the day before television news became rated by Nielsen, et. al.

      They warned that news would no longer be impartial and equally treated, rather, the most gory, outrageous, and riveting events and news would be presented, even exaggerated, at the expense of other, often more important news.

      They would be fascinated, no doubt, by the term “Clickbait” and the practices surrounding it. 54 years ago; and they called it. I always preferred them to “Uncle Walt”. I felt he was more of the creepy uncle than the helpful uncle…

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  20. Newhere says:

    Is there any reasonable, Constitutionally-justified explanation at this point for why this is allowed to continue under President’s Trump’s justice system and intelligence community?

    If there’s some plan here, how is it consistent with upholding and protecting the Constitution? If the plan has to do with midterm strategy, or maximizing impact/penetration of the truth once finally revealed — the only explanations that I hear at this point — how is that Constitutionally justified? The constitution doesn’t provide exceptions for manipulating or withholding the truth, or allowing bad actors to stay in place and corruption to continue. It doesn’t abide abuse of power (by DOJ and IC) as a means to an end (e.g. better electoral outcomes). Political calculation really has no place here — what’s wrong is wrong, even if it seems optimal or necessary for Trump to succeed (and even if the country needs him to succeed). There’s a long history of becoming what you oppose when you start thinking that ends justify means.

    Seriously, why are we still enduring this? Responses like “we’re winning” or “have trust” or shooting the messenger are political answers — and really just non-sequitors. What do we say to the fact (and it is a fact) that Trump is the only one with the power to stop ongoing corruption by revealing the truth and is declining to do so . . . because he won’t or can’t or is waiting. Which is it, and why?

    The only alternative I can see to unacceptable political calculation is equally unacceptable — and that is that Trump simply isn’t in control. Which should put us on the streets. If even a towering figure such as President Trump–who’s pulled off the impossible–doesn’t have the power and can’t gain the leverage to set things right, the country is lost.

    None of this is OK. Searching for any hopeful read on all of this that actually makes sense and isn’t predicated on the demise of a functioning democracy.

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    • nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

      I think that President Trump does have all the information on-hand that is needed to expose this grand charade, and it will most likely go to Bush41 at the earliest.
      Unfortunately, our President has little to no “political support” for such a revelation.
      At the moment, it would appear that the only way to gain that ever so elusive leverage is to let certain inflammatory, but truthful, information out little by little. And at some point, even the most casual of observers will become incensed that “my government” has done such things and could really care less what Eddy and Edith think, want or need.
      And when enough Eddy’s and Edith’s become outraged enough and are demanding that something be done, then the proverbial string will be pulled and the Zippo lit.
      This would be the only scenario I can envision that would not include the demise of our beloved Constitutional Representative Republic.

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  21. White Apple says:

    How in the World is China our biggest threat?

    Our biggest threat are the criminal crooked Left-wing communist in our; CIA, FBI and DOJ. Wray needs to look himself in the mirror when he speaks of America’s greatest threat.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      The threats you site are actually under the influence of China. That is the crux of the Russia-Russia smoke screen.

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    • farrier105 says:

      China is a bigger potential problem than Wray described. Notice all of those Mainland Chinese immigrants? A lot of them are okay people. They work hard, and they try to learn English right away. Most are from Fukien Province, one of the poorest, and most are also “legal/illegal” aliens. I say “legal/illegal” because they will be left alone. We take them because China has so much of our debt. There is a network of them who primarily run Chinese restaurants, and they sponsor incoming Fukieners. In one restaurant here, adults and kids take English classes in one of the booths while diners are served in another section. The real Fukieners are not a problem. Some of them might solve problems for their new country. It would be those salted in with them, special ops, spies, etc. who will be the problem.

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      • logger says:

        My Chinese friend was educated in NY, became a Christian, involved in ministries, and, in time, converted his Chinese family. His father spoke emotionally about sharing Jesus with his contacts in the Communist Party (!). My friend took Christian financial planning courses so he and his Chinese wife could handle their money God’s way. Someday he wants to switch careers and become a Christian counselor and help others. Really wonderful person with an equally wonderful wife.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      Because heretofore they’ve been working with our criminally crooked left wing communists.
      PS. it has been to the detriment of the citizens in both countries (why do you think the Chinese have clamped down so hard upon the internet and ours wanted net neutrality so badly?).

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  22. railer says:

    When Libya turned over their nuclear program to the US 15 years ago (It’s now warehoused down in Oak Ridge, Tennessee… lock, stock and centrifuge.), we found designs for US miniaturized warheads, which the Chinese had stolen from the US back in the 90’s and then sold to Khadaffi. You will recall the big scandal at Bill Richardson’s energy department down in New Mexico, with Chinese agents linked to spying down there. This Chinese espionage has been going on for a long time.

    The Chinese will use everything at their disposal to fight us on these tariffs. They intimidated Justin from Canada, and he had to comply with their demands and protect those Chinese transshipments into the US.

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    • railer says:

      China is investing massively in Canada. Vancouver is now known as “Hongcouver”. The transshipments do provide wealth to Canada, so there are incentives to keep that pipeline flowing as we see. This economic showdown with China is the right fight at the right time. It could change our economic destiny while also unlocking the North Korean nuclear issue. Our federal budget deficit is positively impacted if we lessen the threaten environment for our Asian allies. It’s a win-win-win for us. Trump must stand firm on this.

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    • WSB says:

      Everything Bill Richardson touches turns to mud. I used to think he was an idiot. Now, I wonder if he was just a Storm Trooper, like everyone else in Clinton’s world?

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  23. CTH is a great support group at times, but I’m sorry. We’re starting to sound ridiculous. If Wray is a black hat, then Trump has only himself to blame. Research the background of Huber and you will quickly realize there will be no help forthcoming from there. The only hope is for Sessions to resign and someone else takes over. Clearly that person will have to be vetted by CTH, because Trump will likely appoint someone else out to get him. Trump also could have appointed a normal, non ivy league man to the supreme Court , and what does he do? Go Ivy League. He needs to appoint Middle of the country unaffiliated with Washington types or you can pretty much guarantee nothing will go our way legally. I’m sorry. I’ve lost confidence in the process. Trump has to win Congress or it’s over. He is not in charge of the administrative state. I love the guy, but he is quite frankly in the Washington environment incapable of winning friends and influencing people. Whatever was the point of appointing Wray? Someone – anyone- give me something good that has come from his appointment.

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    • Phflipper says:

      The Economy. Start there, as others are experiencing the lift in their lives. Stay there.

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    • fanbeav says:

      Remember, he needs votes to get these people appointed. The swamp will not approve outsiders and therefore Trump must appease the swamp to get votes.

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    • railer says:

      It will be almost impossible to have the US Senate confirm a threat to the Swamp. It couldn’t have happened to this point, and we’ll have to wait and see if the political environment changes sufficiently to make it possible in the future.

      Trump was stuck with Wray and Sessions from the jump, sorry. Just like he’s stuck with Mnuchin, who is not going to openly challenge the Swamp and the Wall Street Casino.

      Nothing new here, it’s always been the way, by the Constitution. Advise and Consent has consequences.

      I just hope these SC picks are solid, but if you notice Kavanaugh and Gorsuch (high school classmates from the Swamp area) are of a piece, and I don’t expect them to challenge the Swamp either, even if we get solid work out of them in other sectors of their work.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        I totally agree. However, I do not think of the president as a republican or a democrat but as practical chief executive. He will make decisions in manner to get the job done as close to right as is possible, or as many here say “OPTIMAL” decisions.

        It just happens that the republicans actually come closest to his agenda is useful. Sadly, if the Democrat Party and their rich elite benefactors were not so fixated on Ruling (vs governing) and they chose to participate, the US would be an unstoppable force that could actually force an “OPTIMAL” free trade environment everybody craves. But alas the Democrat Party wants to rule as dictators with the Rich Elite underwriting their rule.

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      • Yes, I did notice. I don’t know why he couldn’t nominate someone from outside the DC area. We had enough votes to get the Notre Damer in for instance. Be that as it may it’s overwhelmingly apparent to me that Jeff Sessions is the biggest wuss ever to hold the Attorney General’s seat. Since he won’t resign, he really is the only hope and yet he has disappeared. Also, if Trump declassifies everything, that doesn’t mean we’ll see it. The Feds will slow walk it for years. Hence, the only hope is Sessions resignation or cooperation. The economy as good as it is can turn South through the concerted effort of Trump’s worldwide enemies.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      I think President Trump was very anxious to replace Comey and had to make his decision in a short amount of time. And there likely aren’t that many applicants who qualify for FBI Director.

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      • I don’t know. I believe any honest Middle of the country cop who possessed the intangibles and ran a reasonably large police force could have stepped into the job and done it much better. I agree however that he rushed the appointment and, in so doing, botched it. He keeps making things harder.

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      • 4sure says:

        “And there likely aren’t that many applicants who qualify for FBI Director.”

        There are literally hundreds of thousands who qualify. Maybe millions. Walking on water and raising the dead is not one of the requirements.

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    • logger says:

      Larry Schweikert says, “Look, do you want Trump’s agenda or Cankles in prison?” And he’s as MAGA a person as I can imagine. He understands that we may or may not be able to punish all. We can’t lose sight of the goal – to MAGA. And that’s about much, much more than nailing Cankles. Don’t forget, we have elections coming up and that gives us fresh data for fresh charges of voter fraud. Keep the faith.

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      • logger says:

        Trump is winning the MAGA battle. Case in point: Pledge to American’s Workers Event. Millions of jobs pledged – TODAY – by some of the largest corporations. WATCH the video. Each company exec stands and pledges thousands and tens of thousands of jobs.

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      • Jenny R. says:

        Exactly…while it would be very nice to see her ladyship come to a long drop from a short rope, it would be better still to see America thrive and be free of them (which has to torture her and all of them, just awful torture…so there’s that).
        Besides, there is no punishment in this world that would befit the crimes that demon has committed — let’s hope she drops soon and can swiftly meet her judgement (but not before we can perhaps be permitted with seeing her tear her own party down some more).

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    • blind no longer says:

      My opinion of how half these people got there was recommendations made by GOPe types. PDJT was not a Washington insider. He had to depend on some GOP advise, like say Reince, Pence and others. The folks giving the advise to him were not necessarily thinking about his goal of draining the swamp.

      Also if my memory serves me here, many GOP folks said they would not serve in his administration…Trey Gowdy comes to mind in regards to the FBI. His job is not to win friends in Washington, his job is to Make America Great Again, of which he is doing a very excellent job!

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      • Ok, maybe I should rephrase. I agree that making America great again is the goal, and that he’s thus far modestly succeeding. However, it will all implode if he loses congressional allies. Hence he needs genuine administrative state Executive Branch allies to help him fight back against the constant juggernaut of abuse he us taking. I’m sorry. He can’t do it alone. So please help me treepers? Who are Trump’s competent allies???????? Even SD was incorrect about some of them. Thus far I grant you Pompeio.

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  24. Piggy says:

    Lol Wray is sad.

    Once again, I might buy this BS if they covered all the foreign actors “maligning” our Democracy and their methods used against us if they actually brought it up but they don’t. Just Muh Russia and insert “generic countries” (can’t say who they are because politicians take $ from them). Never say what the effect is just condescending statements that everyone is stupid.

    This is CYA mode but they don’t get it. Just like the Enemedia the truth would set them free and they may get forgiveness but they’re cowards and honesty doesn’t exist to them. They have no idea the consequences of what they’re doing.

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  25. hellinahandbasket says:

    BREAKING NEWS HEADLINE:
    Admiral Mike Rogers Testifies – 27 Additional Intel Whistleblowers Testify Directly Afterward.
    . . . In the meantime, DHS confiscates passports of 138 “players” accused with this testimony.

    When I see T H A T plastered across all airwaves, print, and internet – then, I will believe something is being done about all of this – otherwise, I’m done getting my hopes up.

    But, I’m still all-in with Making America Great Again – with or without justice served.

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  26. Firefly says:

    PTrump is a great counter puncher. On CNBC interview:
    Trump: I’ll be Vladimir Putin’s ‘worst enemy’ if US-Russia relationship ‘doesn’t work out’
    President Donald Trump vowed in an interview with CNBC that if his dealings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin don’t “work out, I’ll be the worst enemy he’s ever had.”
    But he also said that, “Getting along with President Putin, getting along with Russia is postive, not a negative,” Trump said.
    Trump blasted his predecessor, President Barack Obama, for having been a “patsy for Russia” — while claiming he has been “far tougher on Russia than any president in many, many years.”
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/19/trump-says-he-will-be-putin-worst-enemy-if-relationship-fails.html

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  27. Koot Katmando says:

    “♦ 2. The unauthorized use of a private server likely led to Chinese hackers having access to all of the content of Hillary Clinton’s email and electronic communication. [As confirmed by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community]”

    I keep seeing hints that it was the Chinese but nothing confirming it? I do not understand why the Rs would not be shouting this from the roof tops if it is true? Same thing with CrowdStrike. If Crowdstrike or Fusion GPS were the redacted contractors doing the shady FISA searches one would think you they put it out there.

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    • fanbeav says:

      Swamp!

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Probably one of the few public services Glenn Beck performed, while at Fox, was his series of educational broadcasts which exposed the deep state under Obama and Chinese infiltration started under Clinton and Bush.

      True Glenn has gone off the rails since but it sure be interesting if he were credible enough to reprise those lectures today. He was 100% on the money until Fox dumped him.

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      • truthteller says:

        He did a great job connecting the dots with his chalkboard “tutorials”. It really opened my eyes to the insidious nature of people in power. I think he may have been seduced by his temporary success going to his head. As my grandpa used to caution me when I acted full of myself , “your getting too big for your britches”.

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  28. SR says:

    Is Wray talking about China has anything to do with PTrump/Putin meeting? PTrump knows something more than these IC wants him to know.

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  29. Frbrd says:

    The biggest threat to our VSGDJT, his administration and to America is the Demonrats ideals, their hatred and the MSM who choose only to report negativity and spew lies. I pray constantly for wisdom, strength and safety for our President and for those who are facing such adversity for supporting him. I pray our Savior will open the eyes and soften the hearts of those who wish to destroy our great nation and the foundation , which included God, which we have always stood upon. Lord, please hear our prayers and heal our great nation. Amen

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  30. billrla says:

    The amount of psy-op activity spewing forth from the complicit media is off the charts.

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    • blind no longer says:

      And at the Treehouse, numerous posters I’ve never seen before…always with the negative observations and threats about “Trump’s losing me”. Trolls abound, no place is safe from Soros minions!

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  31. Rodney G. Graves says:

    I don’t believe we can prove from what has been released that the foreign actor which nabbed all but four of Felonia Von Pantsuit’s e-mails was the PRC, but they do seem the most likely major power suspect.

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  32. MSO says:

    Wray argues that the Russian Bear scatters the sheep. What he doesn’t say is why that’s a problem. Implicit in his statement is that sheep belong in a state of harmonious ignorance.

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    • Firefly says:

      Here’s an interesting article from a rancher near the Teton National Forrest. Maybe PTrump and Wray can justify a physical border wall and cyber electric fence.

      …When they were on the Upper Green, Elk Ridge complex of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, allotment, the largest allotment in the Forest Service system, they had a lot more trouble with all predators, but especially grizzly bears.

      “If we didn’t have them in an electric fence every night they’d (grizzly bears) scatter sheep everywhere. They’d hit them and just slaughter them there,” Wardell said.  

      https://www.tsln.com/news/fighting-for-land/coyotes-and-wolves-and-bears-oh-my-predators-can-have-a-serious-effect-on-ranchers-bottom-line/

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      • annieoakley says:

        If it is easy, all predators will kill more than they can ever pretend to eat. In spite of what the bleeding heart enviroweenies say.

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        • Turranos says:

          Been around those critters my whole life. Been nose to nose with a bear, in the wild, but luckily it was a curious black bear and not a grizz! Everything turned our fine but it could have been the end of me.

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  33. jmclever says:

    Malign influence program = typical democrat campaign tactics
    Doesn’t take the Russians to stir the pot at election time.

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  34. DesertRain says:

    Adam Carter has an interesting observation concerning the 12 Russian indictment from last Friday, July 13.

    Mueller’s indictment, in relation to voting, only alleges voter records were copied (not altered). With no further use attributed to the details copied, it doesn’t actually demonstrate or even charge anyone directly with election interference.

    To clarify, the indictment covers: 18 USC 2371, 1030, 1028A, 1956, 3551 but nothing under 52 USC.

    Q: Who was charged under USC 52 in the indictment?
    A: Nobody

    Q: What is USC 52?
    A: It’s the US code for election related crimes.

    Q: What does that mean?
    A: It means anyone that’s told you the indictment charges people for election interference has lied

    https://mobile.twitter.com/with_integrity/status/1019918198257471489

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  35. ristvan says:

    Many commenters here are IMO losing the big picture.
    Is China the major commercial espionage threat? YES. Wray is correct, hence Trump 302 sanctions. BUT, how many IPR and commercial trade secrets were on HRC’s SoS server?
    That could not be the major issue on HRC’s unsecured SoS server—and her technical knowledge about wiping a server clean involved a dusting cloth, although her staff knew about bleachbit software that permanently erases not justnthe directory, but permanently zeroing all the underlying magnetic binary pointed to by the drive directory.
    Confounding narrative threads leads to confusion and false inferences. Each logic thread should be followed separately if you wish to understand the Gordian knot that comprises the Swamp.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Disagree with you allot. We get the big picture and have understood the Chinese part of the picture. Hillary’s server is a big recent part of the big picture because:
      1. It literarily opened doors to many of the secrets and data you site.
      2. This is the big one, the truth about this server eliminates an anchor and will free up the President to actually handle China as well as deal with the Russians.

      We get it but the ability to act is being stifled by enemy.

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  36. This kinds has something to do with this story, please forgive me its too good to not share…

    When Mr Putin Arrives President Trump, Make sure he has some Krispy Kreams in care of Chuckie Schumer

    Chuckie Schumer Bowing to Putin…

    watch this and pass it along its a scream..all different angles too….

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  37. MSO says:

    The deep-state threatens catastrophic events if we fail to invest them with even more authority to abuse us. The latest push is to take over all of our election infrastructure as it is too difficult to properly protect our current decentralized infrastructure.

    Once the IC has their hands on our election infrastructure, they won’t have to plot and execute plans as complex as the Trump collusion nonsense. They’ll just see to it the proper people are always elected.

    “There is a fundamental link between public trust in our election infrastructure and the confidence the American people place in basic democratic functions. With primaries already underway across the United States, and the general election less than six months away, it is critical—now more than ever—to safeguard and secure our election infrastructure. We are encouraged to see the level of engagement today and hope to continue this ongoing conversation about reducing risks and defending our electoral process.”

    https://www.dhs.gov/news/2018/05/22/joint-statement-dhs-secretary-kirstjen-m-nielsen-fbi-director-christopher-wray-and

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  38. Cooper45 says:

    When I read this informative article, I reluctantly checked out “the most trusted name in News” CNN’s website to see if Wray’s claim was there. I didn’t see it among all the hyperbolic articles about Trump “inviting Putin” etc as expected.

    But there was one video that caught my attention. Dan Coats was being interviewed when “CNN Breaking News” about Trump inviting Putin to the WH interrupted their interview. I can’t believe I’m linking a CNN video but here it is:

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/07/19/dan-coats-reaction-putin-in-washington-bts-vpx.cnn

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  39. alliwantissometruth says:

    President Trump is surrounded in Washington, & the Deep States tentacles run deep throughout the country. That’s a fact

    With the immense power of the entrenched globalist puppets all around him, he’s walking on glass, watching, listening & trying to outmaneuver the evil

    What would be his best strategy? What weapon would be best in fighting this entrenched monstrosity?

    My answer? Get help in the form of Congressmen, Senators & judges. Remove as many establishment politicians as possible & get allies in those seats of power

    Imagine having a Congress & Senate filled with Jim Jordan’s. You think this bullshit would be going on?

    The President is one man, up against a Goliath of corruption & criminality from his own countrymen & women. Not only that, but he’s also got our enemies abroad playing footsies with our own politicians

    He’s got a corrupted & criminal judiciary system out to get him too

    To the people saying he’s not doing enough, tell me what your plan is

    He’s taking the fire. He’s dodging bullets left & right from an extremely powerful criminal cabal obsessed with his downfall. He has to watch his step & make sure his every move is covered

    No, what he needs is help, help from the American citizens to give him the help he needs in the seats of power

    He’s outnumbered right now, & we’d better give him reinforcements, because you beat immense power with equal power

    He’s doing his best to get patriots into positions of power. He’s getting real judges installed, but he needs our help

    We beat these globalist pieces of shit by throwing the democrats & the RINO’s out of office & installing patriots

    One man can’t do it alone. This fight requires all of us

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    • TeaForAll says:

      Alli
      Great post You are absolutely correct, This attack has gone on long enough. I really don’t know how President Trump keeps going every single day, Sundance is correct there is trillions at stake

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  40. tunis says:

    The cover-up crew of Sessions, Rosenstein and Wray need to go. Add Coats to the list. And the cleanup crew that is unafraid of purging the DOJ, FBI, CIA, DNI from top to bottom should be brought in. Entire layers of traitors and incompetents should be fired.

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  41. Howie says:

    Clinton email was a ‘Pidgeon Drop’ Obama is traveling around collecting his payoffs.

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  42. Jenny R. says:

    Aspen Security Forum huh? I’m considering the venue…what did you think was going to be said there?
    When analyzing something one should always look at the topic, the speaker, the interviewer, the time…and the venue. They will all affect what is being said.

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  43. The Boss says:

    This puts the last couple days of media screeching in complete context. Their bitch is closer to being exposed as a serious criminal.

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  44. czarowniczy says:

    \There is no doubt that China is THE chief intelligence threat against the US and has been for a looooooong time. One of the main reasons is the volume of electronics made in China and used in the US, we mostly have no idea of the amount of malware buried in ‘chips’ made in China used in all areas in our defense industry. China managed to almost perfectly duplicate one of an American firm’s servers and sneak them into the supply chain wherre they bended up in a rather sensitive use for an extended period of time until a repairman stumbled over the swap. All of that series of servers were removed but how much damage was done isn’t being released.
    The sheer number of people the Chinese government has doing nothing but intelligence gathering, the huge number they have doing hacking and the advanced computer sysyems they have and the analysts and engineers they have ready to reverse engineer and build on the intel they steal is amazing. We spend billions begging/bribing businesses and universities to create technology, especially defense technology, and they stealm in and move on.
    The Russians are pikers compared to the Chinese, moderately evolved cavemen. Noitice how we never hear of what the Chinese have managed to steal from the Russians? As far as the Russians are concerned they still use hacking tools the US IT managers are too lazy to install or management’s too cheap to buy upgrades for. Compare the number of supercomputers the Chinese are dedicating to spying on the world versus the total number of supercomputers the Russians own. Yes, Russia is thought to have the world’s most powerful military computer but that’s because the Chinese don’t show-and-tell and we have no idea what they’re installing in those remote, deeply buried bunker complexes they’re building. Latest figures I saw showed China owned some 30% of the world’s supercomputing power.
    All of that’s irrelevent as WE have a generation coming out of school that can express its outrage over every slight real or imagined, demonstrate for social justice at the drop of a perceived insult and figure out how to interface their Apple and Android products – now who’ll win in the end?

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    • I’ll side with Putin any day.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Meaning he’s our chief intel threat? They don’t have the manufacturing infrastructure to capitalize on half the stuff they steal Their primary interest is the patranoid drive to make sure we won’t sneak attack ’em, that’s been a major driving factor with them for a hundred years…and their deep nationalism.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I’ll go as far as to say that at some point in the future Russia will be sideling up to the US for a mutual defense pact against China.

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        • I think you are exactly right. Thanks for the comment.

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        • railer says:

          Yes, Nixon sidled up to China 45 years ago to play them off against Russia, and now Trump is at least posturing about playing Russia off against China. There is some symmetry here, and perhaps some 4D chess.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Russia’s always been paranoid about China, not even Mao’s takeover could ease the fears in Moscow. Russia and China are building military sites along their borders.

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        • nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

          Now would not that be just too ironic. Was not one of the reasons that President Nixon justified opening relations with Communist China was to gain a “buffer” against the Soviet Union?

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Russia never expected China to leapfrog it as it has and it really bothers the Russians. Russia seems to feed on paranoia, growing it like a crop.

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    • Note in disagreement, but some of the computing power may be being used for Bitcoin/blockchain currencies. The largest Bitcoin server farms in the world are in China.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yes but, as I said, that 30% is what China openlky admits to. They are building some interesting complexes deep in remote mountain areas and they have closed cities where strictly defense work is done and we know little if anything about the computing power they have there. They didn’t build anmd operate that quantum communications satellite system with an abacus.

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  45. Is Wray paying for his hotel there in Aspen? How about his food. Oh. You mean that was my money too? Don’t tell me taxpayers paid for his plane fare out there toooooooo!

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  46. Howie says:

    Most ‘News’ is really Theatre Arts. Pooper, Madcow, Lemoan, and many others and their ‘aficianados’. Broadway and Hollywood. Avante Guarde Whackos. They really need to see their therapist and get some better psycho medications. They really are self triggering now. They are not rational at all. Unable to maintain.

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  47. Alison says:

    Are we taxpayers picking up the tab for these gov’t bureaucrats to fly to Aspen & pontificate, or is some elitist *think* tank paying?

    Frankly I can’t decide which is more harmful.

    Why is it necessary for gov’t officials to add to globalist hot air?

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  48. The Law of Leftist Projection: Whatever a Leftist claims is true of someone else is almost certainly true of them.

    Or to use an old adage, ‘He who smelt it, dealt it.’

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  49. ForGodandCountry says:

    It is becoming increasingly obvious there are two larger motives for the Obama IC official’s current disposition; two parallel operations which present a risk if exposed:

    ♦ 1. The entire construct of how the intelligence community was used for political purposes to advance the interests of the Clinton campaign.

    ♦ 2. The unauthorized use of a private server likely led to Chinese hackers having access to all of the content of Hillary Clinton’s email and electronic communication. [As confirmed by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community]

    ————————————

    “Clinton campaign” above = Globalist agenda

    QUESTION:

    What country….more than any….has benefited the most from the Globalist agenda??

    A: China

    QUESTION:

    Was it REALLY Russia who was trying to rig the elections, or was it China making it look like the Russians??

    QUESTION:

    How deep is China into the Clinton’s pocketbook? Does China actually control the Clinton’s (given what we know about Bubba’s technology transfers in the ’90’s)?

    Hmmmmm.

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      “There are trillions at stake.”

      QUESTION:

      What nation stood to lose the most with a PDJT presidency??

      A: China

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      Change “Clinton campaign” to “Chinese Globalist agenda” and this takes on a whole new meaning/perspective….

      Sundance wrote:

      “It is becoming increasingly obvious there are two larger motives for the Obama IC official’s current disposition; two parallel operations which present a risk if exposed:

      ♦ 1. The entire construct of how the intelligence community was used for political purposes to advance the interests of the ̶C̶l̶i̶n̶t̶o̶n̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶p̶a̶i̶g̶n̶ Chinese globalist agenda.

      ♦ 2. The unauthorized use of a private server likely led to Chinese hackers having access to all of the content of Hillary Clinton’s email and electronic communication. [As confirmed by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community]”

      Now throw a little Wolfmoon on top of that…………

      “Hillary is a master showman, and her life is one big performance of DINDU NUFFINS. Hillary is the QUEEN of DINDUS. She will “accidentally” lower the shields, China gets in, and she walks away whistling. Days later, it’s found, noted, forgotten. Years later, the scandal. “Old news.”

      Hillary “volunteered” to the IC to have a private server as a counterintelligence operation originally, with the hidden abusive idea that it would help her email evade FOIA. Perhaps she sold this idea through McCabe, who was tied to the server in Chappaqua very early on, when they both moved there. But in some way, I believe that she ABUSED some kind of understanding with the IC about the server.

      Thus, being a “done deal” with the IC, when she became SOS, and she asked State to send her email there, it would be a very thorny and difficult legal situation – a bamboozling classified voodoo enigma that the people in State would be unable to question properly – an absolutely BRILLIANT defense. “It’s classified – that’s why.”

      Imagine the CONFUSION – she has a “top secret” server – does she have to take the training? Does she have to sign papers? Does she need approval to SEND STUFF THERE?

      It really explains everything – doesn’t it? All she needs to do is start sending the WRONG stuff there – to ask her people to “just do X” – to thereby “make mistakes” – YEARS after the server was originally set up. After it “doesn’t matter”. Then they try to control the scandal before the election, so after she wins, and it disappears, it’s all “ancient history”.

      This woman led the IC out onto a branch, using a combination of her own crafty ability to induce criminal behavior in others, as well as some IC and DNC types who were quite fine with whatever she did.”

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