Perspective Over the Madness – The Media are Just as Complicit In The DOJ Corruption and FISA Abuse…

We shared a discussion thread several months ago about how the media are enmeshed within the story of the DOJ and FBI corruption. The media engagements with the parties swirling around the FBI, DOJ and Clinton-Steele Dossier are so pervasive they cannot reasonably report on any aspect of the story without exposing their own duplicity.

Michael Isikoff highlighted that point in February when he admitted his reporting was being used by the DOJ and FBI to advance the political objective.  Additionally, FBI investigator Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page were shown in their text messages to be leaking stories from the Clinton Investigation, the Trump investigation and the Mueller investigation to journalists at Politico, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. –SEE HERE

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was busted by the Inspector General for leaking stories to the media and then lying about it to INSD and IG investigators.  FBI Director James Comey admitted to leaking stories to the New York Times, and even hired his friend Andrew Richman (off-the-books), gave him access to FBI and NSA databases, and then leaked information to Richman along with another friend Benjamin Wittes at Lawfare blog.

Lest we forget, the IG report on how the FBI handled the Clinton investigation revealed that dozens of FBI officials were actually taking bribes from the media for information:

IG REPORT – We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters. Attached to this report as Attachments E and F are two link charts that reflect the volume of communications that we identified between FBI employees and media representatives in April/May and October 2016. We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review.

 

[…] We do not believe the problem is with the FBI’s policy, which we found to be clear and unambiguous. Rather, we concluded that these leaks highlight the need to change what appears to be a cultural attitude among many in the organization.  (link to pdf – page Xii of executive summary)

Madness.

This is an IG fact-based criticism of the institution of the FBI, not simply a few rogue officials within it.

But wait…. Perspective:

More recently it was revealed that Andrew Weissman, Robert Mueller’s #1 special counsel prosecutor, was coordinating investigative efforts with the full support of four AP reporters who were giving Weissman information to use in his court filings and search warrants.

Nuts; simply, well, nuts.

(Source Link – pdf Page #5)

Additionally, Christopher Steele has stated in U.K. court records the person in charge of the Clinton Campaign’s opposition research firm, Glenn Simpson from Fusion GPS, arranged and coordinated for Mr. Steele to talk to several journalists (CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo News and Mother Jones) while Mr. Steele was also the primary source of information for the FBI investigators (including Strzok and Page):

(Source – page #8)

Make sure you read that full response from Christopher Steele above to see the scope of the media engagements he was conducting.

As more evidence surfaces the relationship between journalists, Fusion-GPS, Chris Steele and the media’s DOJ/FBI sources begins blending together. The FBI was using media reports, which were based on Fusion-GPS pitches, to bolster its investigative documents to the FISA court.  It is an intelligence laundry operation:

According to the U.K records, Christopher Steele reports this September 2016 meeting with Isikoff was arranged by Glenn Simpson. According to Michael Isikoff on his February podcast, he met Christopher Steele at a Washington, D.C. hotel in Sept. 2016. They were joined by his “old friend” Glenn Simpson, the founder of opposition research firm Fusion GPS, who Isikoff now defines as a “private investigator.”

So Christopher Steele was meeting with journalists, the journalists were writing articles; the FBI was leaking to media and simultaneously citing those same articles as underlying evidence to support their counterintelligence investigations; and all of this was used to validate the investigative documents the FBI was receiving from Christopher Steele; who, along with the leaking FBI officials, was also the source of the media articles.

FUBAR! This is exponentially bonkers.

This is a circle of information, all coming from Glenn Simpson at Fusion GPS, who was the opposition research firm being financed by Hillary Clinton, along with FBI officials who were using their own strategic leaks to validate their own investigation.

Think about the scale of the reporting, and reporting on reporting, of anonymous leaks, false leaks, lies from “people with knowledge of the matter”, “government officials involved in the matter”, “people familiar with the matter”, “government sources” etc. all going in one unified and semi-coordinated direction – against the aggregate Trump administration.

Now, it actually gets even more convoluted.

Christopher Steele has sworn under oath that he met with multiple journalists (at least eight organizations) in September, mid-October, and late-October 2016: “at Fusion’s instruction“. (pdf page #7)

Overlay upon that sworn admission with what Glenn Simpson (Fusion-GPS) told the House Intelligence Committee while also under oath about his involvement in sharing information derived from Christopher Steele:

(Testimony – pdf link, page #147)

…”without my knowledge and against my wishes”?

Huh?

FBI Director James Comey admits to leaking his ‘memos’ to the New York Times. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was busted for leaking and lying about it.  FBI #2 Counterintelligence Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page are caught in their text messages leaking to Politico, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

…. AND the FBI is caught, in at least one FISA application, using Yahoo media reports provided by them AND their investigative source Christopher Steele to establish a basis for FISA “Title I” surveillance; the most intrusive and wide-open search and surveillance authority possible.

The Clinton Campaign is paying Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research against Donald Trump. In addition to Glenn Simpson pushing that opposition research into the media, Fusion GPS is also providing that opposition research –including information from contacts with media– directly to the FBI:

(pdf link – page #4)

… In addition to using the Fusion-GPS opposition research to underpin their counterintelligence investigation, the FBI then turn around and leak the same opposition research information to the media to create secondary support for their counterintelligence investigation.

Tell me again how the media can possibly write about this now?

The problem is not just corruption with the U.S. Justice System, the DOJ and the FBI; the problem is corruption within the media.

We’re talking about thousands of hours of media TV pundits, thousands more columns written, and almost every scintilla of it based on originating intelligence sources -from the larger intelligence system- that are now being exposed as duplicitous and conspiratorial in the scale of their malicious intent.

This larger story-line has traveled in one direction. The narrative has only traveled in one direction. Each thread converging on codependent trails for collective stories all going in one direction. One big engineered narrative endlessly pushed. Think about how far the collective media have traveled with this story over the past eighteen months?

Hell, twenty-something-year-old  “journalists” were so committed to the resistance narrative they were even sleeping with their sources to get any little engineering angle possible.

Now, over a period of several months, it has become increasingly obvious the collective journey, using all that expended effort, was going in the wrong direction.

The media have fully invested themselves in eighteen months of narrative distribution in only one direction. Not a single MSM entity has questioned their travel as a result of false leaks or false sources in the totality of time they have covered the DOJ and FBI story.

Nothing within their collective need to will-an-outcome will change the media’s proximity to facts when the truthful story behind the DOJ and FBI corruption is finally exposed. The media are so far away from the place where this story ends, they have no inherent capability to even begin to travel in the opposite direction, toward the truth.

The only way they could align with the truth is to admit that virtually every scintilla of their reportage over the past 18 months was inherently false or manipulated by the “sources” distributing the material for their reporting.

There’s not a single media outlet capable of doing that.

Think about a New York Times, CNN, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, Yahoo News or Washington Post journalist now having to write an article deconstructing a foundation of two-years worth of lies they participated in creating.

Do we really think such a catastrophic level of corrupted journalism could reconstitute into genuine reporting of fact-based information?

EVER?

Impossible.

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364 Responses to Perspective Over the Madness – The Media are Just as Complicit In The DOJ Corruption and FISA Abuse…

  1. itswoot says:

    One of Branco’s from last year.

    Borrowing from Sonny and Cher: “The beat goes on, the beat goes on…”

    Liked by 19 people

    • madeline says:

      If I had been Melania I would have stood up and looked everyone in the eye pointing a finger saying if anyone touches me you will never see this White house again.

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    • Jedi9 says:

      Here is a way to think about this entire narrative of media collusion and corruption! In the paradigm of culture, we are in an age where “mass culture” is the dominant culture, and our positions looking at this with such outage from the outside is the representation of the counter culture! The last Paradigm shift happened when conservatism was mass culture and Rock and Roll, the news media, and the left were the counter culture opposing anything conservative to rebel against what was considered oppressive! Today’s mass culture has reverted to an upside down representation such as music, news, progressivism, hard left, Hollywood etc., to the point of reaching mass propaganda and now the counter culture as in “we the people “ are looking to restore some semblance of traditional values by revolting against such threats of Orwellian constructs! This is a cyclical process one in which requires waging war in order to win to being the dominant culture again, hence MAGA and refuting “Globalism”!

      Just as SD pointed out the MSM will never deconstruct their own narrative and complicit involvement in their corrupt acts in order to admit their wrong doing, and thus will eventually be relegated to a lesser role previously to one that will take many years to recover from. There is no way in the short term that MSM will ever recover from this to assume their original form, thus will mutate into something altogether, into a different animal when the next Paradigm shift happens! Who knows what that will look like, but the point is, in present tense, every revelation such as this gets us (“the counter culture” ) closer to winning the culture war, the ultimate objective of overcoming the scourge of the cultural Marxist indoctrination that has at will almost succeeded in the take over of our country! We are currently living, participating in and witnessing the Paradigm shift that will eventually supplant the current dominant culture! Now is not the time to be become complacent! Just as Reagan said freedom is only one generation away from being lost, and it fits perfectly in the construct of winning hearts and minds within the current culture war being fought! God bless all who hold fast to their values which are righteous and dignified for humanities sake! Sanity eventually prevails, it’s the natural order of things while living as a species walking on this planet!

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      • The Akh says:

        Wow, they got them already! Figured it would be Monday. Heavily redacted? That means it’s even worse than that.

        Liked by 8 people

      • Echo says:

        Right.
        Now if any of those corrupted FISA applications are signed by Rosie, sack him.

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        • Carrie2 says:

          Echo, Rosenstein is involved with at least one and why he is playing a game that he hopes will save him. Ain’t gonna happen as an O holdover you think you are and were smart to start the Mueller witch hunt, delay producing documents, etc. Trump has allowed this so you can cook your own goose and that is just what you are doing. Time to start fresh with a new FBI. The CIA at this point appears to be whole again. Why so many in the FBI, attorneys, clerks, etc. when we need the money for other items on the list. Overpaid and criminals and too cowardly to speak up because thousands had to know this was taking place and many were owned by the Clintons. Trump says good things about intelligence groups but when he applauds you better watch out when they get caught in the net he has prepared for them.

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          • TomJ says:

            Of all the participants in this sad drama unfolding in the U.S. there is only 1 person that has done the unforgivable.
            Democrats do what they do to gain political advantage, they are over the line but they are Democrats.
            Never Trump Republicans do what they do , but it is expected, as most are as corrupt as hell.
            The intelligence agencies and Rosenstein are all part of the Democratic machine at this point so they fall into the Democrats…over the line but explainable.
            Then that brings us to that 1 person: Sessions.
            Here is a person that the President of the United States put his trust in to oversee law and order in the U.S. And yet, before his eyes abuses unheard of in U.S. history are taking place and he is silent both in words and actions.
            There is no excuse for this. It is unacceptable for the AG to sit back and ignore what has been going on. If he will not do anything he should of resigned so the President could get someone in place that would.
            But he has not. Which means he is complicit in this insurance policy either from the start or by way of being compromised.
            To say he is not aware because of being of low intelligence is just not true. A sitting Senator for 30 years and a successful prosecutor means he knows exactly what is going on.
            The time is long past where one can expect Sessions to come in and save the day. The damage has been done and will continue to be done because of Session’s lack of character. Sessions has endangered the U.S. to the point where widespread civil unrest is almost a certainty, and given America’s enemies the upper hand.
            Sessions, a despicable person that will go down in history as a Benedict Arnold.

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            • i2choose says:

              Trust Sessions – Q
              #Qanaon

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              • michael says:

                Why has the term “Treason” been left out of any conversations. That is what we are really talking about!!!!! Nothing is going to happen. It never does. Facism is coming through the Democrat facade like lava from the cracks in the Hawaiian volcanos. Sessions will never do anything. He is being run by Rosey. This facade is being used to gin up support from the base of the “Uniparty”. It just needs to be burned down and rebuilt. The Repo party is just as corrupt as the Demos. They are all demented. Congressional pharmacy hands out, like candy, meds for Dementias of all types. Pretty much explains our erratic Congress and aides.

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            • freedom says:

              I fully agree with your criticisms of Jeffie Sessions, all of which are justified. I am alternately outraged at and embarrassed for him. His once proud reputation as a straight shooter is dead;he has disgraced his home state of Alabama;his family will be forever tainted by his shocking failure to do his job. Yes, he is a modern day Benedict Arnold, and may he be shamed forever.

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    • BAMAFan says:

      I did a cursory review because so much is redacted. Tracy is correct that much appears to rely on MSM circular distribution chain. But until we get to see the redacted material we simply can’t reach any conclusions. Question is why was this 400+ page drop delivered? It confirms all who signed off on it (except the name of “Supervising Special Agent”). If that is not Strzok who is it?

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  3. nimrodman says:

    Dan Coats out with a “clarification” that his statement about what PresTrump said at Helsinki press conference has been “twisted” by subsequent reporting and he shouldn’t be held to what he said “in an interview in reaction to breaking news”.

    Hey, Dan, you shoulda said “That’s breaking news and I don’t know the entirety and context of it and therefore I will not comment on that”.

    geeeeeeeeze … has everyone in the Trump administration forgotten the phrase “no comment”?

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  4. Cankles Clinton says:

    So pretending we had a Department of Justice. Are the “journalists”, “reporters”, “combo whore/journalists” just dirty scoundrels or can they be indicted on some sort of criminal conspiracy charge?

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    • wildsailor2018 says:

      It seems to me this may qualify as a RICO conspiracy to defraud the people and enrich themselves.

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      • PaulM says:

        Show me any present government that isn’t a conspiracy to defraud the people and enrich themselves.
        Europe? Africa? Asia? maybe South America?
        There’s a downside to being compliant and gullible.

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        • Sun Tzubeliever says:

          Right but in third world countries the peoples or army have to revolt to stop it. This is America we have a history of making it right for everyone through our struggle and need to focus on the facts. Then after we have sorted the players, had indictments and review by Grand Jury’s we get a chance to make it right.

          The price of freedom is certainly not without a cost. Time for the adults to calmly take these people to the gray bar motel and allow the facts to be bared in a court, perhaps a tribunal as the evidence appears overwhelming that whole three letter agencies were conspiring to commit fraud on the American people for HRC.

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      • America First says:

        It might. Maybe the DOJ should prosecute the DOJ.

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        • Sun Tzubeliever says:

          Good point about where we are. A Tribunal will have to be the methoc because the DOJ is hanging on low credibility with our Upper level Deep State morons of the FBI. I would hope the lower level FBI could do a citizen’s arrest if nothing else to make a stand for the credibility of the FBI do it’s job properly.

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    • Jimi Helms says:

      Let’s round them up and hold the accountable, super simple, right?

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  5. Scott Volz says:

    Shouldn’t all these FBI agents be fired and prosecuted for accepting bribes and leaking? How else are we ever supposed to trust these agencies again?

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  6. InAz says:

    That photo of the commie urinalists ( falling over themselves and crowding Mrs. Trump) shows that they are cretinous orcs. As are their masters.

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  7. DanO64 says:

    When the world only know VSG drops the hammer it’s going to be massive. He isn’t the victim any more.

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    • Echo says:

      How do you propose VSG drops the hammer?
      The DoJ, which is the only mechanism, is controlled by Rosie.

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      • BAMAFan says:

        Wrong. DOJ is “controlled” by President Trump. He has chosen to let this play out. But he is absolutely in control.

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        • Echo says:

          “DOJ is “controlled” by President Trump.”
          Clearly BS.
          Sessions > Rosie = 100% Deep state control of DoJ by deliberate UniParty neglect (Sessions) and direct control by the Deepies (Rosie)

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          • BAMAFan says:

            Whatever you say Echo.

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          • Charlie says:

            Echo, repeating yourself time and time again doesn’t make it so.
            Got it – Sessions is deep state, Trump is stupid, RR is running everything.

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            • Echo says:

              That’s called a straw man argument. Where you make up stuff and attribute it to me,. ‘Sessions is Deep state’ , no, you made that up, I said he’s traditional UniParty. ‘Trump is stupid’, no, you made that up, he’s unwisely not acting to control the DoJ for reasons unknown. ‘RR is running everything’, no, he’s running the DoJ.
              See how that works now?

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              • JasonD says:

                Echo, riddle me this. In previous posts I have shown that the POTUS, Rosie, Mueller meeting was NOT for the position of FBI director. POTUS likes Rosie enough to spend hours in his presence being briefed. The SC appointment (as a counter-intel op) has been shown to be unlawful (Dershowitx, McCarthy, etc) based on the PUBLICLY available appointment letter, but we now know that there is a super-secret appointment letter that judge Ellis found to be acceptable.

                I contend that we clearly do not have sufficient facts to state who is controlling what. There are enough bread crumbs to indicate that the trail may well be leading to a light on a hill.

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                • Echo says:

                  “I contend that we clearly do not have sufficient facts to state who is controlling what.”
                  I disagree with DoJ, which is the one that matters.
                  Rosie’s absolute obstruction of PDJT in everything from Oversight Committees, to Mueller, to refusal to prosecute Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Brennan and many others for prima facia lying under oath and leaking classifieds on the amply evidence available now, with no more IG reports needed, is what it is, ie. evidence Rosie is the most dangerous threat to the Trump administration.
                  PDJT also thought his low rent tabloid lawyer Cohen was a quality ally. He was wrong.
                  Whatever reasons led PDJT to approve of Rosie were also wrong.

                  If you seek to apply Papal Infallibility to any President you’ll be disappointed

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              • jeans2nd says:

                No, Echo, it means your statement is not entirely clear, which it is not.
                Could you restate your meaning without the “greater than” and “equal” signs, and use plain concise words? it is important to be articulate when explicating a theory. tyvm

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                • Echo says:

                  If you’re a bit slow on the uptake with interpretation of abbreviate language I can’t really help you. You’ll have to try and battle on.

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                • jeans2nd says:

                  Neither slow nor misunderstanding, but having an ability to comprehend through another’s eyes with a lesser understanding and much lesser knowledge than I is a gift, one which you aboviously do not possess.

                  One may only guess what possesses you, but it certainly is not intelligence nor the ability to write coherently.

                  Some of us were the ones responsible for the original use of inet shorthand. You did not think the abbreviations suddenly materialized out of Silicon Valley, did you? You did? lolol You poor fool.

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                • NoJuan Importante says:

                  I think he is just making the same assertion many of us have made before-namely that the President made some rookie mistakes trusting people that have cost him dearly. But..we have all made mistakes of judgment with people before, and strangely truth and honesty usually end up winning out, if we stay the course. We hope that is the case here

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                • Echo says:

                  Well put NoJuan.

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              • piper567 says:

                I am not quite ready to call the President unwise in his decisions.

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          • madeline says:

            I wonder if Trump is involved with releasing these to Judicial Watch at a faster pace?

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      • Paco Loco says:

        Sessions has to appoint a SC to investigate SpyGate and Muellers tainted investigation. We are approaching the Twighlight Zone as this whole mess drags on without resolution.

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      • J-Mac says:

        Friday August 3.
        House goes on Summer recess for a month.
        The next 2 weeks will be full of calls to unredact the Carter Page FISA Warrants.

        Mark Meadows already calling for it.
        https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/07/rep-mark-meadows-calls-for-carter-page-fisa-docs-to-be-declassified-unredacted/

        Trump can answer the calls on Friday August 3 and start unsealing the 40,000 odd sealed indictments – by Sessions yes.

        House on recess for a month they can’t be doing any silly votes for “Obstruction/Impeachment” can they.

        Friday August 3 also happens to be exactly 100 days before the Mid-Terms.

        Perfect time for a 100 Day Storm wouldn’t you say?
        Would anyone really suggest with the House back in session in September/October that any Republicans would countenance a vote to betray President Trump in the run-up to the Election?
        Not if they want to get re-elected they won’t.

        Friday August 3 (or perhaps Monday August 6 – Exactly 3 months before the Mid-Terms) is the perfect time to declassify this Carter Page FISA Warrant and get the storm rolling.

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  8. NoJuan Importante says:

    The only thing I can figure is all the FBI and Justice people are holding back to see if Trump survives the Special Counsel and the election in 2020. If he does, yeah they will probably prosecute somebody. If not, no. Kind of like holding back to see who is going to win before they risk their jobs.

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  9. hope springs eternal... says:

    wonder if anything will ever be done about it…

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  10. Joe S says:

    I love that picture of the fawning media. As it has been said, “a picture tells a thousand words.”

    It is in the video below too, which is relevant to this conversation.

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  11. Niagara Frontier says:

    What has to happen to shake something loose? Does POTUS need to sue his own DOJ?

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    • Cankles Clinton says:

      Well there’s CTH, some on Fox, some in congress, some citizen investigators on Twitter. The main weapon for now appears to be Trump Tweets. They can do damage and raise awareness if well constructed and factual. But on the horizon IG on FISA abuse. I think Mile Flynn’s court hearing in August will be telling.

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      • J-Mac says:

        What will be telling is the House in recess in August.

        Perfect time for Trump to Strike down and expose the Deep State in the run-up to Mid-Terms.

        Friday August 3 is exactly 100 Days before Mid-Terms.

        Perfect time to start a 100 Day Storm wouldn’t you say?

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    • Jimi Helms says:

      It’s Obama’s DOJ.

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  12. Joe in Wyo says:

    Don’t forget about all the Democrats and rino Republicans…. they also pushed this engineered narrative that appears to be 180 degrees out phase with the truth….

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    • Cankles Clinton says:

      Name those seditionists, I’ll start with Liddle Adam Schiff.

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      • Charlie says:

        Pedo voter base with Soros money

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      • frankie says:

        Virtually all the Democrats not named Joe Manchin or Tulsi Gabbard or Mike Kucinich. Kucinich is nuts, but at least he stuck up for President Trump about the feds bugging him.

        The Dems’ sexual submissives in the media.

        Mitt “the Catcher” Romney.

        Eddie Munster Ryan.

        Carly Gonorrhea.

        John “Down, Boy” Kasich. Swat him with a rolled up newspaper. Repeatedly.

        John MexCain and his wonderboy Flake. And his girfriend Lindsey. And his porkling daughter Mega-Ham.

        Jeb!

        Sasse Hole

        Narco Doobio.

        Ted “Alberta Clipper” Cruz.

        And many other RINOs and “true conservatives.”.

        These Quislings are Republicans.

        Who replaces the tuckered out Jeff Sessions?

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  13. American Male says:

    The Liberal Media/Fake Newsers, they all ought to be tossed off tall buildings, we can place wagers on which sidewalk squares they hit kinda like “Bingo” and side bets on who bounces the highest.

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  14. Eric says:

    Read the P.C. section of the Page FISA affidavit. There wasn’t P.C. even if the information was taken at face value.

    Seriously? An unnamed “source” heard that Page met with Russians and may have talked about Ukrainian sanctions, Yahoo news published an article saying the same thing. Page denied it and offered to meet with the FBI. Therefore Page is a Russian agent. Oh, and Clapper gave an interview where he said the Russians always try to interfere with US Elections.

    There’s a judge who should be impeached over this.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Amen to that. I cannot believe Chief Justice John G. Roberts is ignorant of how the FISC judges who approved the Carter Page surveillance warrant and subsequent renewals neglected their responsibility and permitted this fraudulent abuse.

      And if he does know, why hasn’t anything been done about it?

      Heavy public pressure should be brought down on all members of Congress who recently voted to renew the (anti-) Patriot Act. It needs to be revised and the loopholes removed. Every warrant should be required to be unanimously approved by a 7 member judicial panel, not a single judge as it is now.

      Falsifying evidence or omitting any exculpatory evidence on the application should result in all signatories on the application being charged with a felony, immediate termination, immediate forfeiture of all accumulated government pension benefits, and a minimum of 5 years in a federal maximum security prison with no parole.

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    • wyntre says:

      What do you mean by P.C.?

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  15. Tellthewholetruth says:

    Article asks the question but gives the wrong answer of IMPOSSIBLE: Do we really think such a catastrophic level of corrupted journalism could reconstitute into genuine reporting of fact-based information?
    POSSIBLE: Declassify documents, charge every corporation to the hilt (just like the billions of dollars assessed against Google etc). Assess the hugest fines you can imagine because they are indeed the enemy of the people of the United States. Pay of the debt, build the wall and MAGA!

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  16. Cooper45 says:

    The burgeoning facts about the despicable collusion between the politically biased media and the Deep State/Coup participants are making it very difficult even for the hyper partisan, biased “nothing to see here” Mueller, Comey and Wiessmann types to bury or argue against it in court.

    But the issue of the media at large is getting more complicated and the MSM appears to be getting an upper hand on Trump, but only the people of America will determine whether that’s true or not in the mid terms.

    The corrupt NYT’s headline “Reporters Facing a Hostile WH, Try a New Tactic: Solidarity” is stoking the resistance which is their clear mission like WaPo.

    The article mentions a recent “tag-team effort” between NBC News’ Hallie Jackson and the (anti Trump) Fabian of The Hill who wrote, after Sarah refused to take a 2nd question, “All of us in that room are simply trying to do our jobs and it’s important the (WH) press corps be united around the mission.” Sarah’s job is getting increasingly more difficult and a majority of the agitator press corps are looking for another resignation notch on their press cards.

    But what is their alleged “mission.” Trump supporters see it as the take down of POTUS and it’s difficult to believe otherwise. But the self proclaimed “reputable and fair” reporters and disagree. Hallie’s bio describes her as a tireless, dedicated and versatile reporter. I wish I knew how a majority of Americans see it.

    It might be time for Trump to slightly alter his strategy as the determined jackals promote their “Unity Bond” and other thespian “poor me” unity tactics. On the other hand, calling NBC’s Kristen Welker dishonest and her network worse than CNN was “personally” embarrassing to her during the Trump-May press conference and only further enrages the MSM unnecessarily. Other similar attacks are only uniting the reporters and possibly working against Trump’s interests. It’s certainly not making super Sarah’s job easier or helping her reclaim the high ground. If Trump cleverly points out the lies of “Fake News” in general and the error of each reporter’s false suppositions without personally attacking them. it might make her job a tad better and improve Trump’s image to borderline independents.

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    • Cankles Clinton says:

      How about if Sarah had an agenda of a certain number of topics and only questions on those topics could be asked for a specific amount of time. It would give greater exposure to the president’s accomplishments that are not talked about and would limit the exposure of the “outrage of the day”.

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      • GB Bari says:

        And all questions must be submitted to the WH at least 1 hour before the press conference. No questions may be asked from the floor.

        That will eliminate the long falsely-premised diatribes that these morons like to get on air just before asking their attempted “gotcha” questions.

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    • Daniel M. Camac says:

      Cooper, Come on. Think about this statement. “All of us in that room are simply trying to do our jobs and it’s important the (WH) press corps be united around the mission.” Yeah, their jobs are, were and have been to take down VSGPDJT because THEIR TEAM LOST! I have never seen a more hostile, venomous group of “liars” posing as media in my whole life of 61 years. They (MSM, DNC, FBI, DOJ, ANTIFA, BLM, DEMS, RINOS and don’t forget the Globalists) are hellbent on deposing a duly elected President of the United States. Ain’t gonna happen on my watch. I and millions of Americans want the rule of law returned to our Republic and we want to do it peacefully and lawfully. If they defy us, we will bring HELL down on them. /rant off

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    • wyntre says:

      Uniting reporters – as if that will lead to anything. They are all selfish, ruthless b@stards who will sell each other out to the highest bidder. That’s why they’re called Presstitutes.

      Slimy little Halle and her BFF aggrieved Kirsten have ZERO clout and neither do the rest of the press CORPSE.

      (Although it WAS amusing to see Fox’s Joh Roberts tweet in solidarity with Magpie Haberman’s decision to stay off twitter because it’s become such a cesspool, or something.).

      These idiots can’t be taken seriously. They are simply following their marching orders.

      I hope their jobs become increasingly stressful, difficult and unrewarding.

      Considering what they have collectively tried to do to the country and POTUS, a guillotine would be too good for them.

      They are the epitome of Stalin’s useful idiots and deserve neither empathy nor good will.

      They proclaimed war against us! F**K ’em.

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      • Cankles Clinton says:

        It would be hard for them to give up the side money for processing leaks although the money goes both ways, Leaker to media or Media to leaker. I wonder if they report the income to the IRS?

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    • TomF says:

      Sorry Coop, this is nothing. A few indictments will fix everything.
      They are coming.

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  17. Eric says:

    Candidate 1 may have expressed support for a policy platform which deviates from the established foreign policy platform of the uniparty. Therefore, we provide this affidavit certifying there is probable cause to spy on him indefinitely.

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  18. Piggy says:

    The 15 billionaires that own most of the media and if people think they are hands off on what they produce I have ocean front property in AZ for sale.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2016/06/01/these-15-billionaires-own-americas-news-media-companies/#3f2cc100660a

    Big Media hires oppo➡Oppo company creates information at customers request➡Oppo company funnels “investigated”/manufactured “news” to “journalists” (bagmen) who work for the same Big Media people who hired the Oppo comp.The same Oppo company funnels to gov entities to manufacture legitimacy➡Big media “journalists” then copy narrative from Oppo company and run through their editors to ensure the product was what was requested➡Big media then runs story using “journalist” activists to sell manufactured info➡Initiator Big media gets narrative their narrative out for political/monetary gain forthemselves➡Everyone gets paid. We as the sometimes willful consumer of this and others an unwilling recipient pay dearly

    Just my unscientific wag at one value stream of our current medias business model. Everything is about $$$.

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  19. Burnt Toast says:

    If I had motivation I’d dredge up that wikileaks hillary/podesta e-mail listing all the major MSM outlets with reporters in Hillary’s pockets. It would be the perfect frosting for this cake.

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    • Cankles Clinton says:

      Well one is Maggie Haberman of the NYT. Sundance has a tweet about her tonight. She was in an email that described her as the go to person for planting a narrative for Clinton.

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  20. Eric says:

    Here’s the way it actually works in real life. You can qualify a Confidential Information as “Reliable”, “C.R.I” based upon past cooperation and cases they’ve done/information they’ve provided. That “Reliable” tag doesn’t mean whatever they say goes – it means you can forego identifying them by name and use information they have FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE of. That doesn’t include something they heard third hand from other unnamed persons. If they provide some double hearsay information, law enforcement has to corroborate that information. That means personally verifying it by talking to the sources, personally observing it or some other form of corroboration that doesn’t include relying on more hearsay. Basic legal principles.

    This FISA application is flat out disgraceful.

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  21. John says:

    If we ever verify where Steele got his information (Halper, Brennan, Clapper, et al), then we have a MOAB and complete the circuit.

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  22. America First says:

    Nothing here is new to regular CTH readers, but it reinforces Lisa Page’s reluctant testimony that the SC and the investigation were based on nothing.

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  23. TwoLaine says:

    Add to this the obscene amounts of $$$ these outlets receive in political revenue for add buys, and they just keep getting bigger and bigger. It’s ridiculous! And remember they even tried to guilt Candidate TRUMP into buying ads.

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  24. StanH says:

    The entire Cabal is corrupt. Their hasn’t been a moderately “conservative” news anchor since David Brinkley. There is no such thing as unbiased news of any kind. They are complicit in the ongoing coup attempt without question. We can’t have successful vulgarians aka Donald Trump and his army of Deplorables. The best way to handle them is ignore them, and turn off the TV.

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  25. free2313 says:

    I looked at that wonderful picture of Melania sitting there posed, calm and attending the mayhem, and I automatically reflect on this poem:
    IF
    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too.
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
    ……………………………………………………………… If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
    The beginning and end… And-which is more — you’ll be a woman, my daughter, it means the same, son or daughter…. IF

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  26. eric says:

    these lying corrupt bastards make me sick…all of them.
    its to the point that unless I see it here in the treehouse…I dont believe it.
    this lying,fake,made up tax payer funded scam is just a dog and pony show.
    meanwhile…to those being lied about…its having real consequences….how do they get their names and reputations back?
    I still believe before these 8yrs are up,President Trump WILL be vindicated…in fact he already has…they just dont know it yet.

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  27. notunderwhelmed says:

    MSM is the enemy of the American people. I am sick of false equivalence with FBI & DOJ in treatment of criminals in last administration vs members’ faux crimes in the current administration . Shut it the hell down!

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  28. DeWalt says:

    Third party sources, evidence push, whats with date redaction’s (Hmmmm). Did the judge even read this?
    It’s harder for me to get a search warrant for a car involved in a driveby than to get a Federal FISA warrant.

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  29. MustangBlues says:

    And President Trump tweets blow them all out of the water.
    Media communists propagandize but do not convince; just bubble dwellers.

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  30. g.w says:

    [ Nothing within their collective need to will-an-outcome will change the media’s proximity to facts when the truthful story behind the DOJ and FBI corruption is finally exposed. The media are so far away from the place where this story ends, they have no inherent capability to even begin to travel in the opposite direction, toward the truth.

    The only way they could align with the truth is to admit that virtually every scintilla of their reportage over the past 18 months was inherently false or manipulated by the “sources” distributing the material for their reporting.

    There’s not a single media outlet capable of doing that.

    Think about a New York Times, CNN, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, Yahoo News or Washington Post journalist now having to write an article deconstructing a foundation of two-years worth of lies they participated in creating.

    Do we really think such a catastrophic level of corrupted journalism could reconstitute into genuine reporting of fact-based information? ]
    ————————————————————————————————————
    Forgot to mention how involved the sitting US congress is involved — both sides of the aisle. The media, IC. DOJ. The Congress. Administrative Deep State. Federal Nation of Hollywood, “entertainers.” Doesn’t look much like “soft” coup to me. But very well planned and unrelenting in its organization and execution. Looks like an invasion by a foreign entity stealing our American identity, claiming to be American while taking our country away from us by force — just a thought. Democracy? No democracy, just totalitarianism raising it’s hammer to bring down hard to smash and muzzle dissent.

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  31. Phil aka Felipe says:

    And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. Genesis 6:12

    As Yogi said, “It’s like deja vu all over again”.

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  32. David R. Graham says:

    Media mosquitos.

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  33. LibertyONE says:

    Looking at that picture of the First Lady Melania with the VULTURES crooning over her tells you all you have to know CLASS v. CLASSLESS.

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  34. Cathead says:

    This photo of our gracious Melania surrounded by these jackels really pisses me off. They are so disrespectful of her status it makes my blood boil

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  35. Simba says:

    Should not James Wolfe be mentioned here?

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  36. Charles USA says:

    Every leak–and there were many hundreds, if not 1000 plus–every leak has been an act of bias. Each sought to slant and/or reinforce the narrative. For the IG to say “no evidence of bias” in actions is ridiculous. That the leaks were widespread is solid evidence that the bias was (is) widespread.

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  37. Recognizing that the media are complicit is just another way to realize that Obama/Soetoro is complicit…or rather, the source of the disease; the instigator, director and enabler. This was and is community organizing on steroids.

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  38. Eilert says:

    Considering that the DOJ, FBI and other agencies are leaking and continue leaking like a sive. it is amazing that we do not here anything about the Huber investigation.
    The only thing we know that he has 470 people (20 times that of Mueller) working for him and none are leaking!!!

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  39. Buck says:

    And what, 2 people, have lost there jobs? Proves you can anything and be protected as long as your are with her or him, Obama.

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  40. YvonneMarie says:

    Andrea Mitchell looks like a drunk cricket in that plane pic.

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  41. thedoc00 says:

    Judicial watch needs to submit a FOIA request for the list of “Associate Employees” at the FBI for the period 2008-2016. Comey, in my opinion, let the secrete out of the bag when he exposed the guy who “leaked” his meeting notes with the President. The FBI, possibly under direction, was hiring “Associate Employees” and issuing them clearances like pop-corn. Given they could claim to be employees of the FBI, the media folks were dipping into the NSA data bases via queries and other law INTEL or law enforcement data bases were technically the “inside sources” making the leaks. These were among the leaks Admiral Rogers stopped and the media spouses complained directly through their bedroom partners in the Obama Administration to help have Rogers removed.

    The “Associate Employees” did keep the links into the data bases directly controlled by the FBI and DOJ, so they could still research and access “findings” by the FBI and DOJ.

    Recall the leaks about Candidate Trump started way earlier than 2016. They started as soon as he became a viable candidate to become the Republican Nominee.

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  42. Fools Gold says:

    Couldn’t agree more. The media is beyond repair. IMO so is the FBI/DOJ. It’s beyond time to tear them down…

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  43. Thomas Coats says:

    My question is this…Why haven’t any of these people in the DOF or FBI been indicted for violating the Espionage Act? Especially the ones like Comey and others that have admitted to or been proved to have leaked classified information to people (in the press or otherwise) that have no security clearance and no need to know! leaking classified information to to persons with no security clearance and no need to know…regardless of the reason…is a direct violation of the espionage act and is a FELONY! These people need to be prosecuted and punished for their crimes! That punishment would include removal of their security clearances and their removal from their positions in the DOJ or FBI…Almost ALL of the people on President Trump’s list of persons to have their clearances revoked are guilty and have admitted to this crime or have been proved already to have committed the crime of violating the Espionage Act! This includes Hillary Clinton who gave her lawyers (who have no security clearance and no need to know) access to her entire email account (which was stored illegally on an unsecured private server and replicated on an unsecured laptop belonging to Weiner who also had no need to know and had no security clearance and was a convicted sex offender! All these people have openly admitted to or have been proved to have violated the Espionage act!

    WHY HVEN’T THEY BEEN INDICTED FOR THEIR CRIMES AGAINST AMERICA?

    It is also quite possible that Hillary stored her emails containing classified information on a private unsecured server to make it easier for foreign nationals like Russia or others to gain access to that information in exchange for a large amount of personal gain funneled to the Clintons in effect making Hillary not only a violator of the Espionage Act but also putting her in the position of selling out America by selling state secrets for personal gain to our enemies or potential enemies…and that is about as close to TREASON as someone can get without our country being engaged in an actual war while this illegal travesty happened!

    It must also be pointed out that her idiotic claim innocence because she was ignorant of the law or of how technology works or of how classified information works (even though she, as SECSTATE was an original classifier) does not hold water! Ignorance of the law is no excuse! If she is so stupid as to not be able to perform the duties of her office…she should NOT have held the office! She needs to be held accountable for her actions…as do the rest of these people who have obviously directly violated the Espionage Act! And the ones that lied to/misled the FISA Court need to be indicted for that as well!!!

    To Paraphrase Robert Heinlein…”Secrecy and Lies from our own government are the foundations of tyranny!”

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