Peter Strzok Statements About Weiner/Abedin Laptop Conflict With DOJ Inspector General Claims About Weiner/Abedin Laptop…

Former DOJ/FBI Attorney Lisa Page testified to a closed joint-committee on July 13th and July 16th. Has anyone else noticed how democrats are not demanding a release of the Page transcript?

With the exceptional help of John Spiropoulos we investigate a conflict completely ignored by media and congress. Peter Strzok, the FBI’s lead Investigator in the Clinton email investigation, never intended to investigate the laptop before the election. The evidence, in his own words, is in the report by the Inspector General. In addition, the IG report includes a jaw dropping contradiction regarding the investigation of the laptop. Strzok says one thing; the FBI’s computer experts say another. It calls into question the entirety of the laptop investigation.  WATCH:

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There is a great deal of inconsistent application of law surrounding the DOJ/FBI investigative authority during 2015 and 2016. There is also a great deal of fatigue surrounding discussion of those inconsistent applications. Contradictions, inconsistency and obtuse justifications are as rampant in our midst as the political narratives shaping them. Perhaps that’s by design.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OK, you got that?

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

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

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

See the problem? See the contradiction?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pete Strzok, Tash Gauhar and the formerly unknown lead analyst we now know to be Sally Moyer. That’s it. Three people.

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

Three people.

Pete, Tash, and Sally the lead analyst. Uh huh.

Sure.

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

No bias?

But FBI is committed to bias training?

FUBAR.

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

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

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

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

Why would the New York Case Agent be worried?

Consider Page 274, footnote #165:

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

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

Now watch embed tweet video:

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Summary:

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

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⇑ These Cannot Both Be True ⇓

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584 Responses to Peter Strzok Statements About Weiner/Abedin Laptop Conflict With DOJ Inspector General Claims About Weiner/Abedin Laptop…

  1. PotP says:

    Simplest solution is to leak the entire Weiner laptop contents.

    Wherever the chips may fall.

    Liked by 23 people

    • Nigella says:

      Does it still exist?

      Liked by 3 people

      • Jederman says:

        And the child porno files… did they ever exist? Mr Prince, hello Mr Prince are you out there? What about the story fo the hardened NYC detectives weeping over the contents of the weiner laptop…? Etc Etc. More dis-information perhaps. We can do without it. Credibility will be lost. Or was this a RU troll play?

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        • ya…this makes me really angry- I am used to be duped by the Left (mostly with no success) but to be duped by people I kind of trust ….this will just make everyone untrustworthy…

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        • DiU says:

          Oh, I think that it is true…P294 of the IG Report “Crimes Against Children”

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        • I have doubts about Prince and his salacious wink-winks a mere 1 week before the election. Sis had a big gig lined up and he wants to run renta-armies all over the world for us, something POTUS’ P&L orientation might understandably warm to.

          Where are the vomiting detectives? Still vomiting? Why can’t they crawl over to a mic somewhere and vomit on camera? Oh that’s right, they have pensions. How many more kids have been *allegedly* violated over this yawning span of time due to the dereliction of those sworn to uphold the law, but mostly to uphold their 401k plans? I’m trying to put myself in those shoes. Holding onto AMZN so I can retire with a flush clear conscience.

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        • Bendix says:

          I know one NYC detective who does not believe Anthony Weiner belongs in prison. This man is a father, he is not pro-child pornography.
          I think the story about all the kiddie porn was to not have anyone look to closely at why the FBI was involved in the first place (that across state lines business is bs, IMO) and why Anthony faced unusually severe FEDERAL charges, but then was offered a deal that was light for the type of statute he was being charged under.
          IMO, it was to get him to shut up and go quietly.
          Notice in all this, no one has talked to Anthony regarding his computer?
          It’s his, what’s to stop him from speaking up about it?

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      • WSB says:

        Where is the attorney’s thumb drive? Where is the NSA?

        Liked by 4 people

    • lubyankafh says:

      That would be an entire National Forest of “Chips’
      That’s the laptop NYPD was in tears about and said they were going to release it, if I remember correctly?

      Liked by 1 person

      • DeWalt says:

        And remember the Lynch conference call where she threatens NYPD with opening a Federal investigation of police brutality if they release their findings.

        Liked by 12 people

        • farrier105 says:

          If they had dropped the information to the public, Lynch couldn’t do anything. You give the evidence to us and tell about Lynch’s threat at the same time. No one has come forward since then, either. It’s like the Seth Rich thing last week. With all kinds of evidence Jack Burkman would sabotage it, somehow he winds up running the press conference and it falls apart.

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        • beach lover says:

          That was discussed more in the McCabe IG report, but was barely mentioned in the last one concerning Strzok and His involvement with the Weiner laptop. Wonder why? It’s like every time they get close to pure evidence of wrongdoing, the pull back.

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  2. pecosbill79772 says:

    “to do some amazing things” to “rapidly de-duplicate” (the tens of thousands of emails)

    In what workplace would that assessment of a big pile of work be acceptable?

    Liked by 9 people

  3. Avi says:

    Like Sessions will actually do something about it

    Liked by 11 people

    • Koot Katmando says:

      He said no SC needed. Wonder why? I think he was the insurance is managing the cover up or placed the correct people in place to do it. I still expect him to come out soon and claim PDT directed him to obstruct justice by shutting down Russia, Russia, Russia.

      Liked by 1 person

    • fleporeblog says:

      Another Treeper pointed out something that makes actually sense to me. DNI, Dan Coats, tried everything in his power to embarrass our President in Aspen, CO. Our President flipped the script and had Sarah Sanders release a tweet that said our President was working on having President Putin visit the WH in the fall. Andrea Mitchell was informed out it during her interview with Coats. She asked him if he was aware. He had to publicly admit that he wasn’t.

      Coats in my opinion is compromised. The DS is begging him not to resign. Our President has completely castrated him. He won’t fire him however.

      We are about 100 days from the November Election. Democrats, DS, BHO, HRC, Comey, Brennan, Yates etc. are praying to the Devil to deliver them the House in November. They know the Senate is gone and that Burr is their puppet. If they get the House, it ALL goes away.

      I have not a doubt in the world that we will retain the House. I actually believe we may pick up a seat or two. Extending the margin by 25 or 27 Republicans. Many Never Trumpers have decided to exit stage right or lost their primary (Gowdy, Dent, Sanford to name a few). They will all be successfully replaced by Trump Republicans.

      I also believe we will have a majority in the Senate ranging from 56 to 60 Republicans. Flake, Corker and hopefully Lucifer officially dead 💀.

      Our President at that point will clean house! Coats replaced by possibly Rand Paul, DAG Rosenstein, Mueller and the 13 Angry Democrats, FBI Director Wray.

      AG Sessions will have to have shown something from DOJ Prosecutor Huber. He has McCabe dead to rights and Peter Strzok. If nothing comes from Huber, it kills me to say it but AG Sessions will be shown the door. Americans by their votes will allow our President to have that mandate. Ole Turtle 🐢 if he wants to run for reelection in 2020 when or President is also on the ballot will be lead around by a dog collar by our President.

      He will hopefully have Rep. Jim Jordan as the Speaker in the House! Jim will push the Lion’s 🦁 agenda like it is nobody’s business!

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      • intercesser says:

        This scenario is possible , but it may also be possible that the House and the Senate and the Supreme Court safely within our control , Pres. Trump may be able to declassify everything and then reinstate ( or fire ) Sessions and fire Rosenstein and neuter Mueller with pardons and / or other executive actions . Hoping and praying . Victorious spiritual warfare , not wishful thinking .

        Liked by 5 people

        • Bacall says:

          Better than pardons would be Supreme Court or Appellate court decisions overturning convictions because the evidence is so tainted, as happened with the same legal thugs from the Enron cases. See Sidney Powell’s “License to Lie.”

          Liked by 1 person

      • True Treeper says:

        “I have not a doubt in the world that we will retain the House. I actually believe we may pick up a seat or two”

        “Our President at that point will clean house! Coats replaced by possibly Rand Paul, DAG Rosenstein, Mueller and the 13 Angry Democrats, FBI Director Wray.”

        You are so right on, Flep!

        Liked by 2 people

      • Patriot1783 says:

        The fact Coates was in a.Aspen at a global meeting is suspect to begin with not even counting the interview with Andrea Mitchell.

        Liked by 4 people

  4. thedoc00 says:

    Just a random thought, what if somehow Crowd Strike got their hands on that laptop for some reason and were inserted into the reporting chain.

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  5. Jeff Webb says:

    “Perhaps that’s by design.“. Ya think?

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    • Rex says:

      I think my kids used to say… “Well, Duh!”
      This gross brazenness we are witnessing…
      Is it more from overconfidence, or is it derived from their desperation?

      Liked by 3 people

  6. alliwantissometruth says:

    Ah yes, those “amazing things”, like…
    Lies
    Dishonesty
    Deception
    Corruption
    Criminality
    Sedation
    Obfuscation
    Bias
    Treachery
    Immorality

    The entire usurpation is so obvious, so in your face, it’s becoming a parody in & of itself

    Liked by 4 people

  7. DanO64 says:

    Yep, Friday was a very good day.

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  8. The DNC hacked the DNC server !

    When they discovered the leak, the DNC had CrowdStrike concoct a cover story. Since Guccifer was in FBI custody, they created 2.0 fiction. When more leaks happened CrowdStrike concocted Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear, all using WikiLeaks published CIA “Vault 7” software to place Russian ISP fingerprints on the leaks. Weiner laptop has massive criminal evidence. The 160 terabytes that Putin delivered in Helsinki is explosive. NSA technology director, William Binney destroys the DNC RussiaGate frame up….

    Liked by 13 people

    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Wait – where is this story about Plutonin delivering 160 terabytes?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Xena Laminak says:

        I’d have to dig around but there were comments and articles about NYPD detectives dying – you know shot in the line of duty that sort of thing.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Xena Laminak says:

        I have no knowledge whatsoever but I bet Trump handed Putin a thumb drive and Putin handed Trump one. Those two men aren’t stupid and they have dirt a mile long on everybody on the planet.

        Liked by 2 people

    • farrier105 says:

      Comey was saying the Russians were in the DNC network starting in July 2015–2015. Comey even told them the Russians were transmitting data to Russia in 2015. Crowdstrike’s report covered Comey on this, stating that one Russian group was inside the DNC network for at least one year.

      The Deep State concocted the hacking story and included Julian Assange in it as conspiring with the Russians and Trump so they could get Wikileaks out of the way at the same time they get Trump out of the way.

      The Deep State was willing to fix Comey with a frame at the same time because it is Comey who permitted “RUSSIAN HACKERS” to stay on the DNC network for at least ELEVEN MONTHS, stealing everything not nailed down. All he ever had people do is telephone the DNC and warn them about “Russian Hackers,” which the DNC techies could not find (because they weren’t there). No one in the media followed up on Comey letting the “Russian hackers” lounge around in the DNC network and steal documents for that long a time. That fact alone should sink the story. Comey is famous for throwing National Security Letters around. If someone’s cat was stuck up a tree, Comey would issue one, but in this famous FAKE Russian hack, he does nothing.

      Liked by 3 people

    • blind no longer says:

      I have been saying this for a week now. Couldn’t agree more with this theory…after all Crossfire Hurricane and the Insurance Policy was a CIA operation!!! 100% with you slayer.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Chewbarkah says:

      Congressional investigators should pin down CIA or whether Vault 7 included the signature data for CozyBear and FancyBear.

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  9. jbowen82 says:

    The obvious solution is to ask, well, Director Wray, has anyone looked at the laptop in the last 20 months? If not, why not start now?

    Liked by 5 people

  10. I’m betting that laptop in FBI’s possession has been damaged beyond repair someway somehow.

    Liked by 10 people

    • Bubby says:

      Arrest if it can even be found! My guess is when they go to re examine it will be somehow missing and no one can understand how that could happen! Remember Bill had Sandy Berger I’m certain Hillary has her own Berger and has already obtained the laptop and it’s with Jimmy Hoffa in the Meadowlands.

      Liked by 1 person

    • lizzyp says:

      The IRS Virus.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Richard Whitney says:

      Do you think that the NYPD turned over the laptop without making a copy of the hard drive?

      Liked by 3 people

      • I don’t think so. To me it was very clear that if FBI failed to properly address the laptop, that NYPD would.

        Liked by 3 people

        • WSB says:

          As I recall. The NYPD warrant was also pretty wide and the FBI warrant was pretty narrow. Also, I remember a number of 650,000 emails. So would omly the image be given to the FBI for their limited warrant?

          Also, what about other documents associated with that laptop?

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      • tav144 says:

        I don’t think they made a copy. As SD said in this article, the NYPD IT guy was told to delete all of it off his computer because it is classified data on an unauthorized and unclassified computer. He did not keep a copy and that’s why he was worried as well… Because he had no proof of his work, he didn’t want to be accused of sitting on the investigation if nothing happened.
        No, there’s no other copy. It’s been two years and no leaks about it either.

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    • sickconservative says:

      Rudy might have a copy.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Richard Whitney says:

        Exactly. It is probably Rudy’s main job. With his NYPD connections, he is the WH liaison to the Weiner laptop. And playing his role perfectly, he is pointing in every other (red herring) direction, especially to relations with Mueller, to distract from his main mission.

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    • Successful Loser says:

      Doesn’t this also mean Seth Rich’s murder was either a DNC affiliate, or an FBI hit job?

      Liked by 1 person

      • farrier105 says:

        No one knows for sure who killed Seth Rich. There are speculative reports, but nothing of substance. For all we know, Seth Rich was killed just to create a false lead. We don’t know anything more now than we did two years ago.

        Liked by 3 people

        • svenwg says:

          Were not two MS13 bodies found in the vicinity of Seth Rich, who was still alive when found and only died after being stabilised in hospital?

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          • farrier105 says:

            Those events are NOT CONNECTED in any way to prove your homicide theory. The fact that Rich was alive after MS13 allegedly shot him actually argues against that theory. MS13 are soldiers. They like killing. Apparently Rich’s attackers got so close, and not prepared to shoot, that he fought them with his fists. Rich spent three summers of his high school days in Israel, training with the IDF. His hands were all scuffed up as when you land several solid punches in a fight.

            You have to tie the dead MS13 to the weapon used. Period. They have to have injuries consistent with being punched. The bullets recovered from Rich have to match the weapon.

            Anyone will familiar with any penetrating wound will tell you a patient can be stable one minute, and go sideways the next. About 100,000 Americans are killed by health care providers every year.

            Get the evidence cited. Then you have a case. By the way, GEORGE WEBB reported that first, in May 2017, so he beat QAnon by a good six months or more.

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        • Successful Loser says:

          You know what common sense and brain tells you, speculations are from spinmeisters. Judgement reigns from inside of perception.

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          • farrier105 says:

            A good working theory, or speculation, is okay as long as the investigator knows the difference between working theory and fact.

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            • Successful Loser says:

              It seems many a time facts are based on circumstantial evidence. Usually, facts are a lawyer’s creation that’s why lawyers fear common sense.

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    • Chewbarkah says:

      Why can’t Sen Grassley or Rep Goodlatte require the FBI to provide the chain of custody for the laptop from start to now, with the name and location of the current custodian? That would smoke out some things, and would not seem to compromise any sort of prosecution etc. so no excuses.

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  11. jnearen says:

    So frustrating. I’ve said for months that nothing would come of all this. That Rosenstein is involved in the cabal. That we should be very concerned that Mueller would begin passing out immunity. I was sincerely hoping I was wrong. But, it doesn’t seem that way at this point. I lay all of this at the feet of AG Sessions. At this point I can only conclude that he is involved. I don’t want to believe that last part. Occam’s razor.

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    • slowcobra says:

      I agree. And this is the only thing I’ve ever agreed with hiLIARy on: “what difference does it make at this point anyway”? Nothing will come of it. I pray that Pres Trump and his cabinet can do something, but there is just so much incredible corruption that I am getting tired and sad.

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    • Susan Bolle says:

      Since none of this is dossier material, would think Sessions could become involved if he wanted to.

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      • theresanne says:

        AG Sessions recused himself from investigating anything involving the 2016 campaign/election. Apparently that means he won’t be investigating any Democrats because they were part of that election.

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  12. Bill_M says:

    As I have said before, it appears the entire top layers of the FBI need to be done away with. THe corruption appears rampant. They are all compromised.

    All of the redacted info needs to be unredacted and released to the public.

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    • The same goes for the DOJ, and the Congress, and all of the intelligence agencies, who have let Clapper, Brennan and Comey compromise (i.e., destroy) their precious credibility with the public.

      And the entire Democrat party….and half of the electorate.

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    • libertysc2016 says:

      I think it is very likely that almost the entire FBI and DOJ are compromised. How is it possible that no white hats have provided meaningful help. They all have their heads down and tails tucked. Anyone not acting to help in this situation is compromised. Spare me claims to the counter – we have a coup underway and everyone is silent?

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      • Koot Katmando says:

        It looks like the retirement and pension package is pretty good. I am sure many know what happened and are unwilling to risk it. Would you after reading the Executive Summary in the IG report and hearing Wray comment on it?

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        • mimbler says:

          Both Wray and Sessions indicated they felt essentially exonerated by the IG report. That sends a clear signal to any potential whistleblowers that they will suffer consequences for suggesting anything contradicting that.

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      • mopar2016 says:

        There’s a serious shortage of white hats in the senate too. I don’t believe there are any.
        The republicans are totally corrupt, just like the dems. To them bipartisanship means everyone votes against president Trump. About a year ago they proved it by unanimously voting to stop any recess appointments. Maybe Rand Paul is waking up, but I doubt it.

        https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/senate-gop-blocking-trump-from-all-recess-appointments

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      • Dobegirl says:

        libertysc2016

        Just a month or so ago there were stories out in several publications that there were 28 FBI agents begging to be subpoenaed to testify.

        If they were subpoenaed, versus coming in as whistleblowers, they would not lose their jobs, pensions, etc.

        Haven’t heard any more, but I’ll bet they will be subpoenaed.

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  13. Eagle 61 says:

    NYPD had the laptop for some period of time before the FBI. I suspect there is a copy or two of that hard drive in undisclosed secret safe deposit boxes or vaults. The data is out there, somewhere.

    This whole mess makes me sick to my stomach. The leadership of the FBI and the DOJ in such duplicitous and deceivious actions in unconscionable; and, up until the alternative news red-pilling the public, was unthinkable.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      if it was not encrypted, then it would be pretty easy to mirror a copy.

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    • Concerned Virginian says:

      Thank you. I agree that there is likely at least one copy of that hard drive in the possession of the NYPD and that it is locked up.
      What really gets me is this “IG never asked the question regarding whether the laptop emails were actually reviewed”. To me, this means that IG Horowitz is either incompetent, under “somebody’s influence”, or is another Black Hat.

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  14. missilemom says:

    So Horowitz is compromised… take 2.

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  15. Curt says:

    Can somebody tell me what happened to the prosecutor, John Huber, assigned by Sessions to the IG investigation? I am beginning to believe that Sessions was a deep state plant in the Trump campaign. There is something dreadfully wrong with Jeff Sessions and his tacit opposition to the Trump presidency….

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    • kiskiminetas says:

      There is nothing wrong with Jeff Sessions but your understanding of what the real truth of what is going on is lacking in substance and understanding. Huber is doing well and an integral part in taking down the deep state and various actors. The only thing wrong here is what you believe to be true which is not true at all. Please give us actual credible facts to back up your statements. Who has told you what you believe? Please let us know.

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      • benifranlkin says:

        R u someone in the know to come out with these declarations? I doubt it or u wouldn’t be on this site showing your stuff.

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      • Jackson says:

        “Huber is doing well and an integral part in taking down the deep state and various actors.”

        I see no signs of it, I googled Huber: In the last few weeks he’s been in Utah doing PR for the DoJ, showing off a “bullet machine” that can supposedly find the gun a buttet was fired from. Some other PR stuff in Utah.

        What proof is there that he’s doing ANYTHING to take down deep state actors? Has he filed even one indictment yet?

        Got any links to substantiate your claims?

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      • Koot Katmando says:

        Curt’s opinion of what he sees is every bit as valid as yours. My quess is your insight comes from Q.

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    • Richard Whitney says:

      James Wolfe, the Security Chief for the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, was indicted on June 8 of lying to the FBI about his leaking of classified (secret and top secret) information.
      Did you hear anything about that before the indictment was released June 8? No. Because the investigation and prosecution of these conspirators is not being leaked.
      There are no leaks coming from Huber, nor any from the several other prosecutors on the cases of U1, the Clinton Foundation, the FISA application, and other crimes. No leaks is a good thing. Don’t think that because you don’t know about it, it isn’t happening. The perps know it is happening, and are squealing like stuck pigs.
      2018 is going to be a glorious year.

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      • Jackson says:

        Huber was not involved in the Wolfe indictment.
        The Wolfe indictment was filed by Jessie K. Liu, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

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        • Richard Whitney says:

          Yes, I know that. As I have said here before, I reread that indictment every so often, it is a work of art. Liu’s signature is at the bottom.
          My point is that you never heard any leak from the Wolfe investigation, you don’t hear any from Huber, nor anything from the several other prosecutors pursuing the conspiracy issues…but that doesn’t mean they aren’t happening, as the now-public Wolfe indictment demonstrates. Knowledge about the state of these investigations is on a need-to-know basis, and we are not in the need-to-know set.

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    • farrier105 says:

      Huber should be done with the first Horowitz report by now. He just reviewed them for actionable items. I haven’t heard of any referrals resulting from it.

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  16. Kaiser Derden says:

    I work in IT and we use that term “amazing things” to explain what we do almost once or twice a century … they are trying the “you wouldn’t understand it” hand waving nonsense … the danger for them is that there are literally hundreds of thousands of Americans who would understand every word of a detailed explanation and quickly call BS when they tried some nonsensical BS …
    There is only one reason to wave your hands in this case … you are lying …

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    • TimesUp says:

      I have managed IT and security teams and you are exactly correct.

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    • lizzyp says:

      My ex used to tell clients he used ‘PFM’ to fix things. I finally asked what it was. “Pure Freakin’ Magic”

      Except he didn’t say ‘freakin’.

      I find it amusing that some people find it more credible for a witness to refer to ‘wizardry’ and ‘really amazing things’ then to believe that the people who actually know what they’re doing said it wasn’t done.

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      • nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

        The things you can do with a bit of PFM and a quart of “magical blue smoke”.
        Never leave home without them!!

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        • lizzyp says:

          He actually charged a particularly difficult customer for 2 cans of PFM, so I guess it comes in cans and not the bags I would have expected. 😉

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    • Xena Laminak says:

      I do text analysis of patient interviews and when I saw Comey last year, I was screaming BULLSHEEEEEETTTTT so loud I’m surprised you all didn’t hear me. What a crock – we used a program that could find duplicates of emails – emails with no metadata, no structure and we did in an week on a laptop that was filled with porn videos. You are dead on. There are THOUSANDS of Americans with computer skills that think this story stinks and it just gets more rank as the days pass.

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  17. Uncle Al says:

    ⇑ These Cannot Both Be True ⇓

    While I do believe, sundance, that your conclusion that Strzok lied about this is very highly probable, it is not impossible for it to be true. Note that the problem was described as inconsistent metadata making the dedup efforts fail. This implies that the text of the messages, i.e. the actual data, was present on the Weiner laptop and on the data store to which his data was being compared.

    Although several hundred thousand messages is a very large amount of information for a human analyst to read and grasp, it does not take all that much computation power to read that much data and perform numeric and logical operations of discrete pieces of it.

    Just one example of how a dedup could be done as quickly as a few days would be to scan all messages, identify each individual one (trivial), and calculate a checksum for each one. Do the same on the message files being compared, and then look for identical checksums. The probability of different messages resolving to identical checksums is very very low. So low as to be ignorable.

    The last step would be to extract for human eyeball analysis only those messages with unique checksums.

    I’m retired now, but my career was in information technology and the last several years involved the analysis of very large data sets, and dedup was always part of the process whenever multiple data sets were being combined or compared. The code to do what I just described would have taken me no more than a few hours to write, debug, and test. Running that code against several hundred thousand – or even more – discrete messages would take some time: from a day or more on normal PC-class machinery to under an hour on a workstation accessing, for example, a Hadoop setup.

    To repeat: I strongly believe Strzok is lying. But it is not impossible for his version to be true.

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    • slowcobra says:

      hi uncle al, do you think stroke would have that much technical knowledge, or was he pre coached for his answers?

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    • Cankles Clinton says:

      Software is as good as the people designing and coding it. If it is custom written for this specific analysis of email data, then we would have to know the bias of the project team members. They could potentially sabotage the effort. Just give the CTH and Twitter investigative community a data dump and we will go through it.

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    • kiskiminetas says:

      Uncle Al he is a liar, Trump hater and was in on the takedown of a sitting president. His version is the swamp version. He is going to jail and you can bank on that.

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      • Uncle Al says:

        @kiskiminetas – You seem to be troubled by what I wrote. Am I mistaken?

        I said twice that I believe Strzok is lying, once at the top and once at the end. Did you just skip to somewhere in the middle and not finish? If I believe that sundance, whom I respect and admire more than I have words to say, has reached a logical conclusion based on a possibly faulty premise, should I just keep my mouth shut, uh, I mean my typing fingers in my lap?

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    • jeans2nd says:

      How does one determine, beyond doubt, from where the messages originated, the actual source of the messages, without the metadata? Email addys only are not enough. Please explain. tyvm

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        Metadata is very helpful – which is why Hillary made sure to print out her emails so there wasn’t any.

        This is what bugs the HELL out of me. The Weiner laptop emails should have INSTANTLY become the gold standard of the investigation. They should have been treated with MUELLER LEVELS of aggression. They should have GONE BACK and REDONE what they did on the earlier stuff, on the NEW STUFF. Instead, they tried to compare the amazingly good data (and I suspect they CHEATED in doing so) against the bad Hillary set from earlier.

        The FBI went out of its way to not look at the data – to NOT find problems for Hillary.

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    • Uncle Al- thanks for the very technical explanation of this process. I see where you’re coming from, not that I understand a lot of it.

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    • PS says:

      I agree assuming that the email headers were preserved on transfer. But if that were the case, then the NY office would have been able to process it too. But by their own admission, the headers were corrrupted.

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      • bofh says:

        I don’t know if anything was corrupted per se, it may be that the emails were forwarded without the original header content, either intentionally or just because a default was set up that way.

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    • Doppler says:

      Thanks, Al, for very valuable clarification. The MSM is all smoke and heat with no light, while Team Treeper delivers the sunlight.

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  18. cthulhu says:

    The normal course of a forensics job would be to image the drive and impound the actual device in an evidence locker. Then, you do all your tests with the image. I’m not sure that when they say, “they got the data from the laptop” they got it from the laptop or the image.

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    • The protocol is for all forensic work to be done to a image of the laptop. The IG report states that is what was done for the original examination of the laptop by the FBI in New York. The second examination, done by the FBI’s Operational Technology Division at Quantico, was also done on an image of the laptop. We know this because the October 30th Search Warrant specifies that an image of the laptop will be obtained and searched.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        This is standard protocol in private law firm practice, at least the mega firms. All original documents (no matter what format — paper or electronic) are retained in the ‘pristine’ condition. One always works off a copy of the original never the original.

        Mr. Spiropoulos — I have thoroughly enjoyed your series, which are a great re-cap for Treepers or an excellent introduction for the late comers. Looking forward to more in the future.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          All original evidence is preserved as is. Paper and computer evidence is duplicated for study to avoid any possible damage to the original.

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      • Molly says:

        Thank you for your explanation. 🙂

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      • John- many thanks for your most excellent research, brilliant analysis and videos. Your work is very helpful in understanding the true nature and depth of the prevailing culture and corruption in the highest branches of Government.

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      • Curry Worsham says:

        Thank you for your very important work on this collaborative series with Sundance. A great primer for the “underinformed”.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        John – weren’t the original emails from Hillary done as PRINTOUTS, except for a much smaller number turned over by State after she was gone? Only that latter subset would actually HAVE metadata.

        There would be NO metadata on most of the Hillary-provided email PRINTOUTS.

        Thus, I am wondering what in the heck “metadata” Strzok would even have compared to, in trying to “deduplicate”.

        Any Hillary stuff used for electronic comparisons would have to be OCR data – horrible text – loads of errors. No real “metadata” except basically trying to fake some back, e.g., hashing, which is going to be almost worthless because of character differences.

        I just don’t buy what Strzok is selling. I think he’s just fibbing like Comey on magic. I think they sketched over stuff. To say nothing of NOT checking to see if Hillary altered emails before printing.

        https://www.mediaite.com/online/hillary-clinton-literally-printed-out-all-55000-pages-of-emails/

        https://www.wsj.com/articles/paper-tigress-1425931087

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        • bofh says:

          Strzok is filth, either way, but I wonder if some of his misstatements are actually kind of unintentional, caused by the communications barrier that exists between non-technical individuals and geeks? For instance, I wonder if he even understands what email headers are, what they contain, etc – most people don’t. And the techies there might easily have confused him with some glib language that he didn’t admit to not understanding. Just a thought, however, and as I said, in no way exonorates him.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            I think Strzok is smarter than that, and more knowledgeable, too.

            My experience in technical organizations is that “swampy” people of that high a level attempt to understand as much as they need to justify doing what they already wanted to do, or to know that it is futile and try something else. They will also ask for countervailing arguments and cherry-pick those to build a contrary case to honest recommendations or better practices. They may also get the information they need from honest IT, and then take things to shadier IT to build.

            So when I listen to Strzok, I suspect that he’s hiding, misleading, and misdirecting, and knows just enough to do so, or maybe more. He may not know how to write a script for custom deduplication, but he WILL know how to abuse such a script – e.g. – to selectively filter out periods of times, and perhaps ASK that a custom script have that capability. When you tell such people about “problems” with something, sometimes you can actually see the “evil lightbulb” light up over their heads!!!

            In other words, these people are smart enough and devious enough to ABUSE I.T. – they just don’t have the domain knowledge of how to do it themselves in code. But interestingly, they know how to manipulate requirements to achieve hidden purposes, and a smart coder can sense when they are being played to do things that can or will be abused. To prevent people from figuring this stuff out, there is often compartmentalization, or putting particular people on projects. I see that with Strzok – he was put on this for a reason. I’m sure the others were, too. The outcome was predetermined.

            Hillary and Cheryl Mills abused Stonetear that way. He altered data for them. We know it. These people are smart, and can come up with plausible reasons to do things. They’re very tricky.

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        • I just double-checked the FBI report. It confirms what I thought. But I didn’t want to respond to you from memory. Too many facts. Too many lies. Easy to get confused. Anyway, the FBI allowed Clinton (through her associates Heather Samuelson and Cheryl Mills) to determine what email was work- related and what was personal.

          According to the FBI report (Pages 16 and 17 of 47) Samuelson “created a .PST file containing all of the work-related e-mails.” “The .PST file was provided to Kendall (Hillary’s attorney for the email case) on a USB thumb drive. On August 6, 2015, this thumb drive was obtained by the FBI from Williams & Connally via consent from Clinton.”

          So, the FBI received a digital file. I have no knowledge of the kind of data that is in a .PST file. However, I can tell you that a member of Clinton’s team whose name was redacted gave the FBI “inconsistent statements over the course of three interviews regarding from where on the server he (redacted’s name) extracted Clinton’s emails and FBI investigation and forensic analysis have been unable to specifically identify the location and composition of the repository (redacted) used to create the export of Clinton’s emails from her tenure.” (The preceding quote is from Page 16 of the FBI’s report.) I would say from the level of deceit revolving around the Clinton server case, it’s only natural to apply the most sinister of motives to what her people did.

          Finally, about the print-outs. Yes, the .pst file was printed out (again see page 16 in the FBI report) and delivered to the State Department. The State Department, for some reason, asked for printed copies instead of digital files. I think the motive there was simple. 55,000 pages of paper files can’t be easily digitally collated and searched for FOIA or any other investigative purpose whether it’s an IG or Congress.

          Hope that helps answer your questions. John

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    • Phflipper says:

      Even the computer ‘repair store’ we run, when a client brings it in, first thing we do is copy, clone, image and then save data. I’m willing to wager there are multiple images of that drive, in many places.

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      • Richard Whitney says:

        I agree with you about the copies. And if you are going to prosecute based on that hard drive, you have to obtain your evidence legally. So NYPD keeping a copy is probably legal, but it has to be obtained from NYPD legally.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        I agree. Standard protocol.

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      • bofh says:

        Yes, initially. But when it became apparent that there was BadStuff on that drive, I wonder if folks got cold feet and wiped their copies (and also denied having had a copy)? If there were classified documents on there right on up through SAP level, I think you would be in deep trouble (even as an LE officer) to even have a copy on your machine.

        The equivalent would be if you duped a customer drive and then discovered kiddie porn on it (and thus also in your copy). You don’t want to have that on your system regardless of the story of how it got there.

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        • Phflipper says:

          Protocol for us, find anything remotely looking like what you describe with children involved… we call the authorities immediately. I imagine all others do as well, the danger of ‘reverse’ accusation is too great. Not to mention a set up of some sort.

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      • MS Idaho says:

        Phflipper – since you have a computer ‘repair store’. I have a thought. Maybe they (NYPD??) swapped out the drive for an identical one that contains a copy of the original.. I am pretty sure no one has the SN of the original drive that was in the laptop. Would not argue that there are multiple copies – or argue that Rudy has a copy. But for ‘chain of evidence’ purposes, maybe the original HD is secreted somewhere. Just thinkin’ thoughts.

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  19. Peter Strzok’s “insurance policy” is his wife, SEC Director Melissa Hodgman, who has blocked the FBI’s probe of the Clinton Foundation for 21 months and counting.

    She was promoted three weeks before the last Presidential election for one reason. To block the Hillary Clinton email investigation before and after the election.

    https://brassballs.blog/home/peter-strzoks-insurance-policy-is-his-wife-sec-director-melissa-hodgman-who-has-blocked-the-fbis-investigation-of-the-clinton-foundation-for-21-months-and-counting

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  20. StanH says:

    Boy, it’s great that the FBI still has possession of the Wiener laptop. I was getting concerned that it had fallen into the wrong hands. /s

    If it wern’t for inconsistencies there would be no consistencies at all for this den of thieves.

    MAGA! …by locking up some of this swamp scum.

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  21. Niagara Frontier says:

    The laptop seems like evidence that is now tainted, unreliable or compromised. Just imagine the scores of objections even a mediocre defense attorney could make concerning this laptop’s chain-of-custody and admissibility as evidence at trial.

    It had to be deliberate, and THAT’S obstruction!

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    • It’s rational to be suspicious of everything The FBI Scheme Team touched. If protocols were followed, and at this point there is no available evidence that they weren’t, then the laptop sits untouched in evidence in New York.

      All forensic work is done on a digital image of the hard drive. The reason for that is to ensure that nothing is added to the actual laptop after it’s been seized. That protocol prevents defense attorneys from saying the prosecution planted evidence on the laptop. So, if this were ever to go to court, when they fire up the laptop in court, there should be no evidence that the laptop has been used since the date it was seized.

      Obviously, if there is evidence that the laptop was turned on after it was seized, defense attorneys can charge that someone tampered with it. FYI, multiple images of the laptop were made. One for the examination by the FBI in New York, the other for the FBI examination by the Operational Technology Division in Quantico, Virginia. In addition, according to then FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Weiner’s attorney gave the U.S. Attorney in New York access to the Weiner’s iCloud account which contained hundreds of thousands of Clinton/Abedin emails.

      What I’d like to see is the report done why the FBI’s techs at Quantico.

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      • …done by the FBI’s techs at Quantico.

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        • Cankles Clinton says:

          John, do you know if the iCloud account still exists?

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          • The iCloud account is another of the mysteries of the IG report. Supposedly, Weiner’s attorney turned over hundreds of thousands of emails to the U.S. Attorney in New York by providing access to Weiner’s iCloud account.

            In the IG’s report Andrew McCabe is the source of every reference to the iCloud account. According to Mary McCord, the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the National Security Division at DOJ, McCabe told her about it “on or about October 4, 2016.” (See P 291 of the IG Report.) McCabe told Strzok about the iCloud account on September 28th. (See Page 279 of the IG Report.)

            What I find odd is that the IG report never follows up. What’s in the iCloud account? Is it an exact match for what was on the Weiner laptop? The odds are overwhelming that classified materials were in the cloud. That means they were on an Apple Server somewhere. That’s not legal. But at least it was better protected than Clinton’s basement server. I would imagine that the emails have been taken down from the iCloud account. But why don’t we know that? Was there any forensic analysis done of those emails?
            Was the server examined for any breaches that may have occurred? Were there breaches that may have exposed the emails to foreign intelligence services?

            The IG’s report provides no accounting of the iCloud account. It doesn’t even verify its existence. Why?

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      • Niagara Frontier says:

        Thanks for the explanation. It was enlightening and helpful. Do we know how long NYPD had possession of the laptop and whether we can assume they followed the protocols you mention?

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      • jeans2nd says:

        The entire IG Report’s conclusions are that protocols were not followed.

        Wray, in his talk at Aspen 2 days ago, mentioned that protocols were not followed, and had protocols been follwed, none of this would have happened. Wray stressed “did not follow protocols” in Wray’s talk at Aspen.

        Erasure of the NY FBI guy’s original work on the laptop image was not following protocol.
        SDNY is from where most of these D.C. Swamp Creatures came.
        It would be a fairly safe bet that protocols were not followed. imo

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        • Niagara Frontier says:

          So what does that say about the laptop’s value as evidence in a criminal proceeding? It doesn’t look good from where I’m sitting.

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          • WSB says:

            If the laptop is intact, I believe that the NYPD would have it more properly secured than the FBI.

            Remember the FBI supposedly allowing Cheryl Mills and CO. to destroy their devices? Then we heard otherwise…

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        • lizzyp says:

          I’ve said from the start- the biggest mistake was not demanding a special counsel for the Clinton email case. By not doing so, they guaranteed that roughly 50% of the country would be angry about the results and would develop a deep distrust of the agencies and officials involved.

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      • John- you are simply the BEST. Thanks.

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  22. marko says:

    And it’s all being buried and covered up because the incompetent worthless Sessions refuses to name special counsels.

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    • sickconservative says:

      Still don’t see the need for a SP but this really needs to be shut down now, the left is even more unhinged than usual as they ignore the truth but using the courts on baseless crap.
      Now Sessions needs to take control now.
      Just a thought but can you name anyone that would pass the senate that you would trust for SC at this point.
      I

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  23. franuche says:

    In other words, nothing is ever going to happen. Everyone skates. By all appearances , despite all of the excellent work that Sundance, Nunes, and others have done, this is rapidly going nowhere.

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    • 4sure says:

      It was never going anywhere. Most here just never wanted to face reality. Battered conservative syndrome. It can be a hard thing to shake.

      Mueller is getting ready to put the real squeeze on Trump. Immunity to Podestas and the latest news that Cohen taped a phone call between him and Trump re/payment to female which is now in the hands of Mueller is going to be the basis for criminal charges against Trump by Mueller. Mueller will come up w/some charge. Mueller just hired three additional dim attnys. He is no where close to wrapping this up. He’s NOT going after Manafort for some off the wall crime that happened 10 yrs. ago. He;s not giving immunity to tons of people just to nail Manafort on a paperwork crime. He has Manafort in Solitary for a reason. He has Cohen begging for leniency for a reason. The reason is to nail Trump. He has Flynn on ice for a reason. All point to getting Trump. And Trump is being ill served by those legal shitheads around him. I wouldn’t trust them for a min. And Guiliani is a clown.

      Getting Trump has been the end game from day one. It is going to get nasty, real soon. We will see who has the biggest testicles. Trump or Mueller. The one w/the biggest wins.

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  24. MikeN says:

    I’m skeptical of the technical abilities of those three(which would be just two since Strzok clearly didn’t do it), but if there was someone else doing it, the contradiction is not there.

    700,000 emails. They were able to deduplicate 697,000 of them.
    They were not able to de-duplicate 3,000 of them.

    It’s like if I gave you a database of 30,000 pictures, then snapshots from a camera system of hundreds of thousands of people.
    My software can identify that all but 3,000 of them are people in the database. The remaining 3,000 it doesn’t match, but it’s possible they are still a match to someone in the database.

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    • zimbalistjunior says:

      agreed…no offense to SD and John S. but Strzok, Comey et al could reasonably claim the following : (please note that i would think they are lying as they have continuously, but still)

      the NY techie and the FBI techie had diff capabilities; therefore, different results;
      Strzok had never said that definitively, the laptop could not properly be searched;
      Whatever Strzok and Comey may have said must be discounted as they are not techies and as such, were simply reliant upon said words;
      it is not difficult review 3000-6000 emails in a weekend actually and hey thats we ended up doing in a good faith effort to complete the task;
      etc

      what may be more important here is twofold:
      1) if the FBI were actually looking to the laptop as a ‘source’ or proof of potential criminal violations by HRC, they would have done another task too: they would have looked for governmental business emails that HAD NOT BEEN RELEASED IN THE ORIGINAL HRC RELEASE. Meaning, they would have been looking for the non-duplicative–looking to see whether documents which should have been produced had not been produced bc HRC lawyers had deemed them as personal (yoga and wedding blah blah). This would prove obstruction of justice.

      which leads to 2)
      the fact that they did not look for such non-duplicative emails indicates they were not looking for criminal violations at all. they were looking for classified docs which may have been hacked by foreign entities only.

      THAT IS BECAUSE THIS WAS ALWAYS INTENDED TO BE ONLY A COUNTER-INTEL INVESTIGATION. NOT CRIMINAL.

      which would explain Horowitz’s curious phrasings and seeming hints re. ‘we did not find that agents’ bias led to influencing prosecutorial decision making.

      BECAUSE THERE NEVER WAS ANY PROSECUTORIAL DECISION MAKING TO BE DONE. because it was always just going to be counter-intel. ie a snow-job.

      anyway, thats my theory (as stolen from some other people).
      sorry for the all cap screaming

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      • During the original investigation, thousands of emails were found that Clinton did not provide to the State Department. As Comey explained at the time, lot of emails were lost when servers were changed out. But there was no charge of obstruction of justice because none of that was deemed deliberate.

        The one case of obstruction that they could have brought was against Combetta who knowingly deleted emails off the server after they had been either subpoenaed or under a preservation order. Instead of charging him, they gave him immunity to spill the beans about who told him to make the deletions. He had a phone call with Cheryl Mills and others the same week of the deletions but couldn’t remember anything about it. Yeah right.

        As Comey stated at Senate Judiciary Committee hearings in May 2017, the November 2016 search was primarily to find evidence of Clinton’s intent. We know intent is not in the law. We also know from the IG’s report that the “intent” standard was a secret DOJ legal interpretation of the Espionage Act. It’s explained in the first video of this series. Or just take a look at footnote 124 on Page 164 of the IG report. That sets an impossibly high standard that ensured Hillary wouldn’t be prosecuted. So, yeah, the fix was in by September 2016. In that sense, it almost doesn’t matter how many emails Strzok and his team looked at, they never were going to find “intent.”

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  25. Mike diamond says:

    These hippo-,crits,they pick on President Trump and the Russia stuff to get the American people off the trail of the corruption of Hillary clinton! Tom Clancy couldn’t of written stuff like this,it’s amazing we have no fair news media!the Russians !no our own media where almost all in the tank for hillary!

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    • slowcobra says:

      I purposely proposed a movie to my libtard hollywood (b movie) director ex-friend many months ago about this, and he blew me off and said “sex and violence sell better.” Me thinks he had no better reply.

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  26. Orville R. Bacher says:

    What agency can seize control of the DOJ and FBI to get the truth on how they are clearly obstructing justice.
    Corrupt agencies CANNOT investigate themselves.
    The Witch of November comes early.

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  27. NoJuan Importante says:

    Don’t wake the sleeping AG. They have some marijuana busts they’re working on.

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  28. The Devilbat says:

    The head of the New York Police Department stated that the laptop was full of stuff that made his staff want to vomit. He threatened to make a copy of what was found in that context public unless the FBI acted on it. Quite obviously, he was referring to the Pizzagate stuff that was found.

    Why are we not hearing anyone talking about that? Are they simply going to ignore child rape and children being sacrificed to Moloch? As terrible as it is to find out that people in top government posts think that they run the country, large scale child rape and murder is much worse.

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  29. Bruce says:

    Something that is routinely ignored is that the Clinton legal team printed out her “work related” emails, and provided the FBI with those paper copies. That means that most of the relevant metadata had been stripped out. No wonder they had a hard time de-duplicating the Weiner laptop emails with the Clinton server emails they had – because the latter didn’t have most of the metadata that is most easily used for that purpose.

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    • Someone else raised this issue today. The FBI report on pages 16 and 17 explain that a .PST file of Clinton’s work-related emails were given to the FBI on a thumb drive on August 6. 2015. The paper copies were sent to the State Department which requested paper not digital copies of the emails. Paper copies make it easier for the State Department to drag its feet on FOIA requests. Digital copies are, obviously, far easier to search.

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  30. It would be really nice to get some good, postive progress on this shitstorm for a change.

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  31. bullnuke says:

    Gee, another day of news to get all fired up about. Whine and complain about things you have no control over. Digest the facts Sundance has presented. Just another brick in the wall.
    I will say it again. You either trust this president or you don’t. Boohoo things aren’t going fast enough. The largest scandal in history and it hasn’t been concluded with a pretty bow. Cry me a river.

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  32. Non=combative. says:

    Lets review – Lausch was hired to speed up document release – so far, crickets.
    Sessions appointed Huber – so far, crickets.
    Congress files subpoenas for documents – so far, crickets
    Congress threatens contempt of congress – so far, crickets
    Dozens of FBI agents want to testify to congress – so far, crickets

    Lots of chirping going on.

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    • rumpole2 says:

      Patience grasshopper.
      We can’t possibly charge anybody for anything until the “White hats” have gathered absolutely every last scrap of evidence about everything. That’s just 27D chess 1.01

      Of course the only downside to that is that the Crooks and Black hats are given time to hide and destroy evidence, write books and go on speaking tours, so the whole thing becomes a farce. Indictments are a “carrot on a stick” that the “White hat” donkeys are NEVER going to catch up to.

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    • BestBets says:

      Speaking of crickets, what happened with William Campbell, the Uranium One undercover guy who is represented by Victoria Toensig? I thought he was going to blow the lid off.

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    • KittyKat says:

      Sessions — crickets

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    • mimbler says:

      And those are all facts, not opinions.

      People can form whatever opinions they find appropriate from those facts.

      Another fact:
      Sessions has repeatedly affirmed his faith in Mueller and Rosenstein and the SC investigation.

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  33. Cankles Clinton says:

    Thanks to Sundance and John for their tremendous investigative work and the presentation of it. Catching the contradictions between the various sources elevates your work above that of the OIG.

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  34. litlbit2 says:

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

    Could this be more as Trey Gowdy said, “must protect the agency”?
    Or Mr. Sessions, “we will rebuild the integrity of the FBI”?
    Or,”the Mueller investigation is not a witch hunt”?
    “??”

    Just treading water. So close to the midterms and Stormy’s aging lines need Botox. The real news be coming 2018.

    Oh snap, time for a donut.

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  35. Gil says:

    So did Strzok hide emails on the laptop in a ruse to state they were deduplicated or shut it down and made a blanket false statement minus the review, or some mix of all of it? Strzok is a liar and mental at the minimum both personally and professionally.
    Sounds as though a new subpoena or 2 for sally moyer and tashina gauhar should go out.
    Also, good agents are out there. If this guy was first then others should follow. And nypd, if they have copies, could do the Country a solid here.

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    • Doppler says:

      I will be shocked if an objective review of Abedin’s laptop doesn’t justify sending the Clintons to jail for multiple lifetimes. She bleached everything for her mid year exoneration, but Huma knew she would want access to everything when she wrote her memoirs or needed to check facts on someone she’d done a deal with.

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  36. Whiskey1 says:

    Summation of the summation: We used some amazing wizardly and found nothing. Did you hear me?! WIZARDLY! Wizardly is never wrong, just ask any judge.

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    • Molly says:

      LOL. 😀

      Anything stated to happen prior to November 8, 2016, is ambiguous to say the least. However, if you say out loud “They thought SHE would win.”, it all becomes clear.

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  37. emmet dene says:

    What the hell do they mean de-duplicate?
    Is that even a word?

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    • Duke of Cumberland (f.k.a. adoubledot) says:

      The Spiropolous video about gives a brief explanation.

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    • Cankles Clinton says:

      Imagine sending an email to your parents, your brother and your sister. Then they reply to you with the original email attached. You now have 6 copies of the original email you sent between your “sent” folder and your “inbox” folder.

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    • All Too Much says:

      Prior to the Weiner laptop analysis, Clinton’s emails, those which were found, had been reviewed. The laptop contained some emails which were duplicates, the same, as those already reviewed. De-deplicating flagged the emails on the laptop, which are duplicate of those previously reviewed.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Yes. In plain English (not technology terms) it is running a software programs on all the Clinton emails and the software determines all the duplicative emails (exact same emails which might have been cc’d to 50 people). All the duplicate emails are culled out of the original set leaving a collection without any duplicates so the reviewer doesn’t continually read the same mail 50x.

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  38. Bing says:

    At some point, if it already has not occurred, Rosenstein is going to say the reason he hired Mueller is in the Illegally leaked Comey memo(s), The President told Comey if someone in his satellite colluded it needed to be looked at. Those are not the exact words, but give the general comment, at least as liar Comey put in his illegally leaked memo. The President may not have wanted a SC, but I think in the end (if there is an end) that is how Rosenstein is going to spin it.

    After the IG report came out Director Wray indicated in part that the FBI should not have even the appearance of bias. Wray went on to state “As I said earlier, fair and independent scrutiny is welcome—and appropriate accountability is crucial.”

    I believe Wray requested a special Counsel to look into the FBI as it relates to the 2016 election cycle. Sessions should appoint a SC as requested by Wray. If Sessions won’t then Rosenstein should follow his earlier precident and appoint a SC as requested by Wray.

    In addition seperate SC’s should at a minimum be set up to look at the 2016 election corruption in the DOJ (including Mueller SC), White House, and CIA.

    I hold out a less than 1% chance an additional SC would be appointed. The only exception would be if Mueller ever gets done I would give a 90% chance another SC will be conjured up to investige some additional made up claim about President Trump.

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  39. Bryan Alexander says:

    What I keep reading is that the NYPD has the original laptop.

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  40. lastinillinois says:

    I’m still not bored with – or tired of – anything to do with the lying commie hag’s felonious server and/or e-mails.

    Keep it coming.

    At least all the way to mid-terms.

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  41. Kent says:

    ….and we also need to hear about Samantha Power…who did the unmasking in her name?

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  42. Piggy says:

    If the FBI still has Wieners laptop with the emails I can’t imagine it would be that hard to get another team to go through them. But since they appear to not be pursuing this I’m going to guess it’s not going to happen.

    The incentives to never go through these emails/files is definitely there. For Uniparty, Deep State reasons to hide the truth of their involvement and to maintain their disguise as so called elite.

    What about all the other government bureaucrats who use personal email to conduct official business because there either lazy or covering up their tracks? We know Comey, Colin Powell, Shillary, and Strzok have used personal email and I believe it’s naive to think that these people are only ones. How about Congress using personal accounts? I’m going to say that likelihood is high. The people in DC don’t respect any laws why would they care about email accounts?

    These people will continue the ruse. Money and power are at stake for them. All the hearings…imagine how many lies they’ve told. They’ve allowed themselves to be corrupted either willingly or stupidly. One things for sure they’re all cowards and they lack respect for American citizens.

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  43. Aztecpiper says:

    According to bigleaguepolitics, Strzok was CIA directly under Brennan.

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  44. Thomas Berwick says:

    “The Lead Analyst told us the HE recalled briefing Comey . . . . . . ”

    Either this statement is in error or the Lead Analyst is not Sally Moyer.

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  45. youme says:

    Let’s hope Judicial Watch FOIAs the content of the laptop. That is our only hope that we will ever see it’s contents. Or maybe some NYC detective who worked the Weiner case will give it to Wikileaks.

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  46. nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

    Perhaps a “soon to be retiring” NYPD officer that may have one of the copies in a safe deposit box could find a way for the information on it to become “public domain”.
    Yes, that may wreck a hypothetical investigation, but it would do more good than being buried somewhere deep in Warehouse 13.
    And if it really does contain files that would prove the existence of the “Pizza Parlor”, then perhaps that would be the proverbial straw that is needed to awaken Eddy and Edith.

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  47. hatterasgal says:

    “Wizardry” alright, as in poof………………..disappeared.

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  48. Maquis says:

    Okay, I’m danged tired of the claim that de-duplication could render well over a million files on the basis of pre-examined datasets.

    Hillary BLEACHBITTED that dataset. And smashed it with hammers and such!

    She only presented some 30,000 emails.

    For the vast majority to be ignored on the basis of being duplicates already seen, every single one of those 1.3 Million irrelevant emails would each have to be, on average, duplicated 43 times on the Mystery Laptop.

    FORTY-THREE! Credible? No way in Hell.

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  49. zooamerica says:

    If “Andy” McCabe got canned from the FBI, why can’t Peter Strzok get canned too?

    After being demoted, Strzok is working in Human Resources at the FBI.

    Doesn’t HR have access to all kinds of information?

    What is Peter Strzok’s job in HR? Paper clip filer? Likely not.

    President Trump said that he intentionally takes a hands off approach to his FBI, DOJ…

    Just recently, President Trump’s approval ratings have dipped down to 44%

    Why? Because Trump voters are on vacation for the first time in 10 years, or because Trump voters are now more reluctant to share their political feelings with a stranger on the phone conducting a poll?

    Neither.

    Because the American people are ready for a more hands on approach to the agencies that fall under President Trump’s watch.

    I think the dip in approval ratings is coming from people who are fed up with the FBI, Mueller, Strzok, and all of the other Obama leftovers hanging around President Trump.

    Mr. President, if you’re reading this…prevent defenses don’t win.

    Strzok is red meat and we’re hungry.

    Toss us a bone to chew on, please.

    I so want to hear, “Peter Strzok, YOU’RE FIRED!”

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