Oleg’s Story: Yes, The Russians Were Involved in The 2016 Election…

In the past several days a name has resurfaced, only this time with some more attention than in prior reports.  The name is Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire who is likely much more of a central figure than previously explained.

Byron York recently outlined new documents showing the communication between Trump Dossier author Christopher Steele and DOJ official Bruce Ohr.  Within the early 2016 discussions, Chris Steele appeared to be advocating to Bruce Ohr on behalf of Oleg Deripaska who was banned from travel into the U.S. by the State Department.

(Byron York) Emails in 2016 between former British spy Christopher Steele and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr suggest Steele was deeply concerned about the legal status of a Putin-linked Russian oligarch, and at times seemed to be advocating on the oligarch’s behalf, in the same time period Steele worked on collecting the Russia-related allegations against Donald Trump that came to be known as the Trump dossier. The emails show Steele and Ohr were in frequent contact, that they intermingled talk about Steele’s research and the oligarch’s affairs, and that Glenn Simpson, head of the dirt-digging group Fusion GPS that hired Steele to compile the dossier, was also part of the ongoing conversation. (more)

I strongly urge you to read the York article because I’m going to expand on the Deripaska angle from the context of the reader understanding it.

From the emails it appears Steele and Ohr were discussing Deripaska during a period of February to May (ish) of 2016.  This is important context moving forward because this was the period during the presidential primary candidacy of Donald Trump as the GOP nominee was solidified; Trump won.   This is also the period when we know that “contractors” with the FBI were doing unauthorized searches of the NSA and FBI database for opposition research…. this connects to Fusion GPS.

In essence, Christopher Steele was interested in getting Oleg Deripaska a new VISA to enter the U.S.  Steele was very persistent on this endeavor and was soliciting Bruce Ohr for any assistance.  This also sets up a quid-pro-quo probability where the DOJ/FBI agrees to remove travel restrictions on Deripaska in exchange for cooperation on ‘other matters’.

Now we skip ahead a little bit to where Deripaska gained an entry visa, and one of Oleg Deripaska’s lawyers and lobbyists Adam Waldman was representing his interests in the U.S. to politicians and officials.  In May of 2018, John Solomon was contacted by Adam Waldman with a story about how the FBI contacted Deripaska for help in their Trump Russia investigation in September of 2016.

Keep in mind, this is Waldman contacting Solomon with a story.

Waldman told Solomon a story about how his client Oleg Deripaska was approached by the FBI in September of 2016 and asked for help with information about Paul Manafort and by extension Donald Trump.  Within the backstory for the FBI and Deripaska was a prior connection between Robert Mueller and Deripaska in 2009.

Again, as you read the recap, remember this is Waldman contacting Solomon.  Article Link Here – and my summary below:

♦In 2009 the FBI, then headed by Robert Mueller, requested the assistance of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska in an operation to retrieve former FBI officer and CIA resource Robert Levinson who was captured in Iran two years earlier.  The agent assigned to engage Deripaska was Andrew McCabe; the primary FBI need was financing and operational support.  Deripaska spent around $25 million and would have succeeded except the U.S. State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton, backed out.

♦In September of 2016 Andrew McCabe is now Deputy Director of the FBI, when two FBI agents approached Deripaska in New York – again asking for his help.  This time the FBI request was for Deripaska to outline Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort as a tool of the Kremlin.  Deripaska once hired Manafort as a political adviser and invested money with him in a business venture that went bad. Deripaska sued Manafort, alleging he stole money. However, according to the article, despite Deripaska’s disposition toward Manafort he viewed the request as absurd.  He laughed the FBI away, telling them: “You are trying to create something out of nothing.”

This story, as told from the perspective of Adam Waldman -Deripaska’s lawyer/lobbyist- is important because it highlights a connection between Robert Mueller and Oleg Deripaska; a connection Mueller and the DOJ/FBI never revealed on their own.

I wrote about the ramifications of the Solomon Story HERE.  Again, hopefully most will review; because there’s a larger story now visible with the new communication between Christopher Steele and Bruce Ohr.

It is likely that Oleg’s 2016 entry into the U.S. was facilitated as part of a quid-pro-quo; either agreed in advance, or, more likely, planned by the DOJ/FBI for later use in their 2016 Trump operation; as evidenced in the September 2016 FBI request.  Regardless of the planning aspect, billionaire Deripaska is connected to Chris Steele, a source for Chris Steele, and likely even the employer of Chris Steele.

The FBI used Oleg Deripaska (source), and Oleg Deripaska used the FBI (visa).

Here’s where it gets interesting….

In that May article John Solomon reports that Deripaska wanted to testify to congress last year (2017), without any immunity request, but was rebuked. Who blocked his testimony?

In 2017 Oleg Deripaska was represented in the U.S. by Adam Waldman.  Mr. Waldman was also representing Christopher Steele, the author of the Dossier.  Waldman was the liaison Senator Mark Warner (Senate Intelligence Committee Vice-Chairman) was using to try and set up a secret meeting with Christopher Steele. {Text Messages}

As you can see from the text messages (more here), the House Intelligence Committee wanted to interview Deripaska.  However, based on their ongoing contact and relationship Deripaska’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, asks Senate Intelligence Committee Vice-Chair Mark Warner for feedback.

Oleg Deripaska was blocked from testifying to congress.  Now, it was obviously not from the HPSCI (Nunes Committee), but rather by the Senate Intel Committee, via Vice-Chair Senator Mark Warner.  Oh yes, THAT Senator Mark Warner again.

Now, think about this….  Yes, with Oleg Deripaska in the picture there was indeed Russian meddling in the 2016 election; only, it wasn’t the type of meddling currently being sold.  The FBI/DOJ were using Russian Deripaska to frame their Russian conspiracy narrative. It is almost a certainty that Deripaska was one of Chris Steeles sources for the dossier.

Now, put yourself in Deripaska’s shoes and think about what happens AFTER candidate Donald Trump surprisingly wins the election.

All of a sudden Deripaska the asset becomes a risk to the corrupt Scheme Team (DOJ/FBI et al); especially as the DOJ/FBI then execute the “insurance policy” effort against Donald Trump…. and eventually enlist Robert Mueller.

It is entirely possible for a Russian to be blackmailing someone, but it ain’t Trump vulnerable to blackmail; it’s the conspiracy crew within the DOJ and FBI.  Deripaska now has blackmail material on Comey, McCabe and crew.

After the 2017 (first year) failure of the “insurance policy” it now seems more likely President Trump will outlive the soft coup.  In May 2018, Oleg tells Waldman to call John Solomon and tell him the story from a perspective favorable to Deripaska.

As the story is told, in 2017 Oleg was more than willing to testify to congress… likely laughing the entire time…  but the corrupt participants within congress damned sure couldn’t let Deripaska testify.  Enter corrupt SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner:

Um, we’ve got a problem here Mark…

The Russians (Deripaska) really do have leverage and blackmail… but it ain’t over Trump. Oleg has blackmail on Comey, McCabe and conspiracy crew.  Oleg Deripaska must be kept away from congress and away from exposing the scheme.

Guess who else must be controlled and/or kept away from congress?

Julian Assange.

Assange has evidence the Russians didn’t hack the DNC.

Between Deripaska’s first-hand knowledge of the DOJ/FBI work on both the Dossier and the DOJ/FBI intention for his use as a witness; and Julian Assange’s first-hand knowledge of who actually took the DNC email communication;… well, the entire Russian narrative could explode in their faces.

Control is needed.

You can almost hear the corrupt U.S. intelligence officials calling their U.K. GCHQ partners in Britain and yelling at them to do something, anything, and for the love of God, shut down Assange’s access to the internet STAT…. Yeah, funny that.

Now, who moves into position to control Julian Assange?

Well, well, well…. Lookie here?  Who dat? Apparently the SSCI wants to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in a closed session.  Signed by none-other than our corrupt-o-crats Richard Burr and Mark Warner.  Yeah, funny that.

Lest anyone need a reminder…. “The most corrupt part of congress is the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). The SSCI is the center of the deepest part of the Deep State swamp. The SSCI never, ever, E.V.E.R… does anything that does not protect and advance the self-interest of the corrupt Washington DC professional political class.”

Now do we see why the SSCI is the center of protecting the entire fraudulent apparatus?

It’s somewhat humorous to look at this fiasco from the perspective of Oleg Deripaska.  He must be having a lot of laughs with his Ruskie friends about these stupid Americans and how the intelligence apparatus of the United States of America is controlled by corrupt politicians trying to save themselves and the corrupt institutions.

The Russians, notorious for sowing discord, are being used as a shield from sunlight upon actions taken by U.S. own intelligence officers: James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, John Brennan, James Clapper etc.

There’s a reason why I keep emphasizing the source of the John Solomon story was Adam Waldman.  Think about it from the perspective of the conspiracy group reading how Oleg instructed Waldman to present his story.

With Deripaska telling Solomon how the FBI contacted him; the background of their prior collaborative relationship; and the likelihood of Deripaska giving information to Chris Steele for the dossier; the scheme team really, really, needed to double down on the Russian conspiracy narrative in case Oleg ever did testify to congress.

By doubling down on the Russian Collusion narrative the conspirators created a ‘catch-22’ defense.  They could/can claim Deripaska was/is giving disinformation in his version of events to support the interests of Russia and sewing chaos in America etc.  And any Republican who would give Deripaska a platform to tell what happened in 2016 would be doing the bidding of Vladimir Putin.  See how that works?

The soft coup team protects themselves by impugning the motive of Deripaska, and diminishing his credibility under the auspices of Russian disinformation.

Lastly, Senator Tom Cotton actually asked FBI Director Christopher Wray if Oleg Deripaska was employing Christopher Steele.  Wray said he couldn’t answer.  WATCH:

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703 Responses to Oleg’s Story: Yes, The Russians Were Involved in The 2016 Election…

  1. daughnworks247 says:

    All making sense now.
    Magnitsky Act = Deripaska. Chris Steele, UK lawyers, GCHQ ties, Adam Waldman, Senator Warner, Natalia the Russian lawyer, Fusion GPS, Bruce and Nellie Ohr, and John “I spent my 70’th birthday on Oleg’s yacht” McCain, were ALL tied to Deripaska. Explains McCain’s over-the-top reaction to Trump AND McCain’s hand in the passing of the dossier.
    Deripaska has interest in metals (plus anything criminal), wants to corner markets and has the money to do it. Deripaska is known to deal in black market metals/minerals. Information from US gov’t is of great value, either by studies done by the gov’t or the movements of metals. Remember Uranium One secret FBI source (the gentleman who is dying of cancer but was silenced from talking by FBI and is also a client of DiGenova and wife) and convictions were for the TRANSPORT companies moving uranium (great time to steal it, or divert it). HEU (highly enriched uranium) is super valuable and a commodity on black market.
    “Russian adoption” is not for ‘children’ but rather 13-16 year old Russian/switched to Ukrainian girls brought into USA to compromise various officials— using the oldest profession known to man — just like Deripaska is known to do all over the world.
    And what if, the Awans really did configure the blackberries for Congress, which are silent to the NSA, and all the arms dealers/black market minerals guys were getting their phones from the Awans – explains the ‘equipment purchases’ which were sent to the Awans house and all the overbilling for equipment. Can we assume either the Awans or Seth Rich hacked the DNC and Podesta?
    Looks like Feinstein and aides were the corrupt source for China in the Senate, and it’s not going away but it’s all part of the same problem – selling info, leaking info.
    Lobbying, accumulating information, to compromise people in various positions. Manafort had the house in Palm Beach, one in the Hamptons, and one in VA. Does anyone really think the $200K was just for a sound system? Maybe video too? Gee, is THAT why the FBI did the no-knock raid on Manafort AND on Manafort’s secret locker?

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    • JoD says:

      daugh…. Nice work!
      Nuts, in a nutshell.

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    • Pyrran says:

      And who is Trump targeting with the sanctions? Deripaska!
      Bing! Pow! Zoom!

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      • daughnworks247 says:

        Holy smokes Pyrran, did you see what happened to Deripaska yesterday on Hong Kong exchange. He lost 4.3 BILLION dollars, down 50%. On Russia’s exchange, he was down 23%. Yeah baby, don’t mess with Don.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        EXACTLY! Our President knows everything and is strategically acting on it. If there is one man in this world that would do almost anything to get out of the sanctions, it is Ole Deripaska.

        daugnworks24 shared the following:

        Holy smokes Pyrran, did you see what happened to Deripaska yesterday on Hong Kong exchange. He lost 4.3 BILLION dollars, down 50%. On Russia’s exchange, he was down 23%. Yeah baby, don’t mess with Don.

        Never ever forget the old motto:

        Money talks and BS walks!

        Our Lion has lived all his life by that motto. The entire Trump Doctrine is that model being played out in real time all across the world!

        1) Aid to the Palestinians has been drastically cut
        2) Aid to Pakistan has been drastically cut
        3) Maximum pressure sanctions have been put on North Korea
        4) Sanctions on Venezuela which in turn destroys China and Russia since that have loaned money to the tune of 49% of their oil reserves
        5) Sanctions on Iran which in turn means sanctions on the EU, China, India and others that do business in Iran
        6) Today he imposed 50% tariffs on steel and 20% tariffs on aluminum on Turkey
        7) Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs as well as financial institutions

        Our President is showing the world that as long as you live by the motto above, everyone will feel extreme pain as our Wilburine likes to say!

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    • Amy2 says:

      Now THAT I can understand! Thanks!

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    • Steve says:

      Remember when I was a kid in England, we went on a school trip to a place called Keston Ponds. It was a deep, dark pool rumoured to be bottomless. That’s what all this reminds me of. However, someone did eventually get to the bottom of Keston Ponds and I trust fully that DJT with his loyal cohorts will do the same with this one. We’re talking about Treason here, folks. Pure treason.

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      • SalixVeridi says:

        I think treason is apt when it is a time of war, giving aid and comfort to the enemy. I think we can safely call this ‘sedition’ by a large group of anti-American, conspirators who hate this country and its people, and waged a coup against an elected President in order to install their own government.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      How about a law that requires all US Congressmen/women and senators to disclose their net worth when first elected and then disclose their net worth when they leave.

      I think most Americans would be shocked at how many congress people who make $175-195k a year can leave congress after 5-20 years with a net worth increase of $10-$100M.

      TERM LIMITS NOW!

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      • AmericaFirst says:

        For years I have been saying that one of the more believable networks (like OANN) do a weekly special on each congresscritter, specifically disclosing exactly this information, and from whence EXACTLY (what lobbyist, corporation, etc.) the difference came. One a week. Drip, drip, drip.

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        • I agree. Either that or someone could start a clearing house website and individual contributors could investigate their own congress people and post their findings.

          These official groups that are supposed to do the job just plain give the voter nothing.

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        • Rhoda R says:

          Are the sources even visible enough to do something like that?

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          • AmericaFirst says:

            Probably not. Initially. But strict adherence to accuracy, infallible sources, and bi-partisan disclosures, and I believe word would get around quickly.

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        • AmericaFirst says:

          Forgot to add: A program like this needs to have all of the information concerning the congresscritter’s significant others’ financial interests also, so that when Feinstein’s husband makes millions off of a Chinese company which is affected by her vote, for example, it can be seen IN REAL TIME. Or Harry Reid’s sons’ interest in land being purchased by foreign governments in NV for Uranium mines, etc.

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        • Bullseye says:

          Rubio is wayyy out front on the china telecom ZTE, protesting allowing US back into market. It just makes me wonder who is paying him on the other side of the deal to squash ZTE deal. perhaps a potential competitor. He’s not doing to keep America safe that’s for sure. $$$

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          • daughnworks247 says:

            And who became the first hired lobbyist for ZTE? It was Feinstein’s ‘driver’ who was ‘retired’. No kidding. Can’t make this up, folks.

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      • YeahYouRight says:

        Allow me to tweak your great idea… elected officials and swamp creatures (perhaps GS-15+?) must disclose net worth annually and publicly. Cost of getting to the trough.

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      • G. Combs says:

        NO TERM LIMITS!

        Sorry, you have not thought that through.

        Term limits —> LAME DUCK Senators (for SIX YEARS) and Congressmen (for TWO YEARS)

        REMEMBER Obama got caught in private conversation with a hot mic in Seoul, South Korea, telling Russian president Dmitry Medvedev that “[a]fter my election I have more flexibility.”

        Is that what we want? Congressmen and Senator with COMPLETE “flexibility” to flip the finger at the USA with out ANY RESTRAINT as provided by re-election concerns???

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    • Great post daughnwork247!
      I think Awans are spies for China because Pakistan military is almost controlled by China.
      Just a hunch.

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      • blind no longer says:

        Daughn fantastic post. I remember when I first watched Clinton Cash, I couldn’t keep my mouth closed, it just kept falling open from shock. I must have been really really naive all these years. The minerals in countries they all wanted to control just flabbergasted me. How they funneled all the money and ownership to different people and then back to them through the foundation or in campaign contributions was the kicker! They’re all connected is the eye opening moment when people are willing to see it!

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Does anyone really think the $200K was just for a sound system? Maybe video too? ”

      In the high end audiophile world (check out Stereophile magazine and Stereophile Guide to Home Theatre), there are more than just a few manufactures of loudspeakers that retail for $80,000 per pair. It is easy for someone to assemble an audio/video system costing more than what most people pay for a house.

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      • boogywstew says:

        I’m a flooring sub-contractor and I routinely have folks give me high end stereo equipment that they don’t want to bother moving. Apparently many/most folks today are more than willing to give away tuners believing that they are non functioning receivers! Many of these folks have a smart phone as their primary music playing source.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “folks give me high end stereo equipment that they don’t want to bother moving”

          I bet you are doing all right selling them. There is a contractor that lives down the street from my father that specializes in kitchen and bath remodeling. He does a lot of work for lawyers, physicians, etc. that get their kitchens redone every 10 years or so (*). He recycles the high end cabinets he removes, so his basement and garage contains nicer cabinets than I most kitchens for his tools.

          (*) no criticism here – if you can, support the local economy! Yachts, airplanes, estates, etc all need support staff.

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          • boogywstew says:

            I have given it all away. Many of my friends are musically challenged and although I have always believed that beauty is in the ear of the beholder, any type of music played at low or high volume sounds so much richer coming from a good stereo with good speakers.

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        • dayallaxeded says:

          Oh. My. Gawd! That is some very sad shiite! I guess if you’re interested in selling or otherwise getting rid of some of the good stuff, please send me a message! Would love the “problem” of trying to find where to put a pair of Klipsch La Scalas, some B&O, or other high-end gear. I’m that guy who gets lossless recordings of everything I can, then has to play them with good headphones, b/c can’t afford good enough full-size equipment. Specially need a turntable–just never replaced the one Katrina ate. Needs to have 78 rpm, though–got some very nice old discs from parents and grandparents that need to be played a little and digitized for posterity.

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          • boogywstew says:

            I have never been without a decent turntable. I am a CD fan over vinyl but there is an ambient warmth to vinyl. I’m not happy with all digital because of my love for record jackets, sleeves and even the CD jewel cases with the included literature. You might want to cruise Goodwill, St.Vincent DePaul and the Salvation Army for used stereo equipment. In this day and age many people are absolutely not aware that you need an amplifier in conjunction with a tuner, CD player or cassette deck to drive speakers. They mistakenly think these components are broken! These charities usually only check the component by plugging it in and seeing if it lights up so I never pay more than $5 for one if I don’t think they’ve been thoroughly tested. Keep your old records as cassettes and CDs will lose their fidelity no matter how well you take care of them. Where do you live?

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Years ago, in “Stereo Review”, a cartoonist named Rodrigues would poke fun at those folks, who wouldn’t bat an eye at paying $4,000.00 per foot for special speaker cable and the like. Folks who’d claim to hear “sibilants” that neither test equipment (nor trained musicians with perfect pitch) could hear.

        One of his cartoons had a loudspeaker salesman at the pearly gates being grilled by Saint Peter about the various claims he made about his equipment. I rather expect the salesman met a “warm” ending… He has many books out, including “Total Harmonic Distortion”…

        Funny thing, many people (myself included) like the sound of tube (valve) amps/receivers.
        Ironically, that warmth is actually distortion…

        I won’t say what I spent many moons again on my car stereo 🙂 Though it probably wasn’t as much as this speaker (from Rodrigues):

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        • Richard Stern says:

          I’ve got $5K into my car audio. Focal & Moscone (mostly jazz, progressive, etc – stuff you need to hear correctly).

          Then again – I’m an audio engineer – so top-notch sound is mandatory for my rides (I spent more time doing the EQ & delays in my, than I do in an auditorium/arena for a show – LOL).

          I went “cheep” in the house – Klipsch La Scala’s.

          R

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      • yzest5121 says:

        That being said . . . Manafort is an audiophile or an operative? an opera freak or a spy?

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          ” an audiophile ”

          You don’t have to be an audiophile to spend big on audio and video equipment. Just ask some of the local salesman here that sell audio/video equipment to some of the members of the Buffalo Bills football team.

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      • YeahYouRight says:

        Especially in houses that size, totally agree!

        Now, the million dollar suits, on the other hand…

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        • daughnworks247 says:

          On suits:
          Manafort: Come to NY, use my house in the Hamptons. You have to get ready for the social scene though—— I’ll send out my tailor to fix you up.
          Do you really think they were all his suits?
          How about the lawn guys? No one ever suspects the lawn guys or exterminators, carpet guys, plumbers. Perfect time to drop a bug or camera.
          Or the artwork, “I’ll come out and hang it for you.” Several trips, rewired lighting, gotta make sure it’s perfect.

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      • GB Bari says:

        I can vouch for that firsthand.

        In an earlier life I sold and installed ultra high-end audio. (This was five decades ago, before video became affordable and a consumer commodity.)

        Back then, the audiophile shop where I worked handled and sold custom component stereo systems manufactured in the USA, England, and Germany. Many systems that we sold and installed cost upwards of $10,000 and higher in many cases. If the system was “quadraphonic”, it entailed even more $$$.

        Installation often entailed a lengthy “tuning” process, wherein the installing technician would painstaking measure the acoustic characteristics of the listening room, and install and adjust a frequency equalizer that would essentially provide the listener – at a specific location within the room – with relatively “flat” frequency response (+/- 3 dB) across the entire audible spectrum (20-20,000Hz).

        That equalization process took from 3 to 5 hours to perform. If you ever get the opportunity to listen to a familiar high quality recording (must be classical or piano, *not* electronic music) on a *properly* equalized system, the difference is jaw-dropping. Equalization would add $500 to $1,000 of costs back in 1968, so could be several thousands of dollars today.

        Inflating the $10,000 costs fifty years forward to today (the inflation factor is 624%) would equate to $62,400. But that is merely the cost for 1968 technology and products that were state-of-the-art back then. Today, audio technology has improved in many areas, even though some of the finest products still involve vacuum tube based equipment. Speaker technology has particularly improved thanks to better materials and manufacturing processes. Vinyl record turntables have gone way beyond anything available in 1968 due to advanced materials and designs.

        Sorry for the long post, but this was once one of my “wheelhouse” topics. My point – it is entirely plausible that a modern, state-of-the-art technology based audiophile system could cost $100,000 or even $200,000 depending on source prices and installation costs.

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    • iconoclast says:

      Question: When is the next report from Horowitz expected to be released, and on what subject(s)?

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    • Marygrace Powers says:

      Excellent work once again daughn…. and
      to think this is just a fraction of the corruption.

      I always say nothing surprises me and
      then I read “Secret Empires” by Peter Schweizer.

      In a word it is NUMBING. Give me the list of
      the elected officials who are NOT COMPROMISED.

      “How the American Political Class Hides Corruption
      and Enriches Family and Friends” (The ENEMY WITHIN)

      Comments from 2 readers –
      Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
      “I am only on page 104 in the last few days of reading it, why, because I have to take a shower every few pages to get the swamp off of me and give the Valium time to work on my anger.

      Up to page 73, the topic is just on Biden and Kerry and their morally illegal scheme to destroy America and make them self’s extremely rich using their family/friends/and associates totaling more then 33 people and hundreds of shell companies. These two Senate stalwarts sold America’s future for billions.

      Chapter 5 talks about how Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao (Chinese Communist?) sold America out to the Chinese (Chao’s family is melted deep into Chinese Government).

      Chapter 6 goes into hidden Senators that have sold America to our enemies; 1 from Montana (Uranium/Mongolia) he now works as a lobbyist, 1 from PA a father/son team, who sat on a powerful committee controlling transportation. Trent Lott’s kid and Bob Livingston, Dennis Hastert’s son (who went from running a second hand record store to big time lobbyist; to which he said, running the store was harder work. Jefferson, “The frozen 90,000 grand Man,” Senator Loretta Sanchez and hubby; side note she sits on the Senate Armed Svcs committee, hubby lobbied the committee for it to award to the Marines The HK automatic weapon, replacing the longtime used M-16, hmmmm?

      Weldon’s daughter lobbied daddy on behalf of wealthy Serbians ties to Milosevic and then she lobbied for a Russian aerospace firm, who were hoping to sell drones to America. Daddy was then chairman of the subcommittee on military acquisitions. He then held a big party @ the Library of Congress for a Russian energy Co run by the Russian Mob.

      On page 104 Orin Hatch’s story begins. See that is one hell of some open corruption….Russia and China are bad but these Americans are EVIL and selling us out
      every way possible.”

      Another comment –
      “Extraordinarily revealing book. Suggestions at the end are certainly needed. Everyone voting in the USA should read this expose of Washington….all political sides.”

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      • daughnworks247 says:

        Marygrace, you made me a believer. I will pick up a copy today. Thank you. Like you, I’m … gosh, I’m looking for a word and can’t find one to explain just how mad I am.

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        • TPW says:

          Kinda hard to believe Biden is worth that …..didn’t they have trouble with his sons medical bills?

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          • Marygrace Powers says:

            TPW – Biden pleading poverty on paying his
            son’s medical bills is pure kabuki theatre for
            sympathy?/ more money? Who knows? I know
            one thing for sure – BIDEN IS ONE OF THE MOST
            VILE CORRUPT POLITICIANS EVER. Note the
            one deal alone with the Ukraine Energy Co. made
            them billionaires.

            ALL of chapter (1) reveals Biden/Kerry China corruption.

            “The next chapter (2) shows how the business model was
            not limited to China.

            Bidens in Ukraine (2) Overview –

            While Vice President Biden was overseeing U.S. Policy
            toward Ukraine, his son joined the board of one of Ukraine’s
            most profitable and corrupt energy companies.

            The Bidens could be potential BILLIONAIRES as a result
            of the deal.

            Did Joe Biden look the other way when $1.8 BILLION
            in taxpayer money disappeared?”

            Schweizer’s research is impeccable.

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      • Dutchman says:

        “Give me the list of elected officials who are NOT compromised!”

        According to Peter Schweitzer, when he looked at 100 Senators, he only found ,…ONE…..
        Jeff Sessions. Just sayin,…

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        • daughnworks247 says:

          Dutchman, are you serious? Only Jeff Sessions? Okay then, that would explain a great deal about the alliance between Sessions and Trump, AND why the swamp is so upset by their mere presence.

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      • Plain Jane says:

        Just ordered it. Sounds like I will have to practice my deep breathing to keep blood pressure down while reading it. Thank yo uMaryGrace.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “Secret Empires” by Peter Schweizer.

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    • Rip Tide says:

      Brilliant daughn!!

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    • Good Job! says:

      Oleg Deripaska was blocked from testifying to congress.

      Because he would retell the story about how the FBI approached him to fall in line with the “dossier” story. Also puts the dossier front and center again, and shows the FBI CI dolts were stupid enough to fall for the obviously fake and poorly crafted dossier memos. These are the same people who believe Papad. talking in March 2016 with Mifsud about Hillary’s missing emails from her person server is evidence the Russians tipped off Papad. beforehand that they were going to hack the DNC and Podesta. Halper was pursuing that idiocy as late as September 2016.

      It is almost a certainty that Deripaska was one of Chris Steeles sources for the dossier.

      I don’t see this at all for Deripaska, and most of the dossier, if not 100%, is not from Russian sources but the bad spy-novel imaginations of Americans and/or British.

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  2. Piggy says:

    Everyone in DC apparently knows Deripaska. He’s been around for a long time. Heck he probably hooked Warner up with Yandex (Russian internet company) awhile back.

    Our politicians would have to get out in front of this. Common tactic is to smear in advance.

    Many people involved in this should get jail time.

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  3. Alison says:

    Thank you, SD, for clarifying yet another piece of swampy stink.

    Perhaps we will know only in hindsight which of many stinks is the tipping point, but either the few real journalists, the few honest Congress peeps, the few White Hat bureaucrats, or a multi-level turncoat saving his own hide will break the logjam.

    Come out it will.

    Treepers, there’s no time like the present to click that “donate” button in the upper right corner. It’s not like the Socialist Democrats are handing Sundance free coffee while he burns the midnight oil.

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  4. Shadrach says:

    So why was Oleg Deripaska not included in the Russian Active Measures document? (Redacted list of names is alphabetical)

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/04/27/house-intel-committee-releases-final-report-on-active-russia-measures/#comments

    Makes a person wonder……

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  5. pgroup says:

    If Millian is the source for Steele’s “golden showers” tale, then that means that Millian is an aficionado of 4chan and its autistics. I remember reading their tale of planting that story in order to prank/sting somebody they had a beef with. I’ve gone back and tried to find the original post chortling about how their target took the bait. I can’t find it, probably because I don’t know how to search very well. Maybe some treeper can source it out.

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  6. HHC - 2nd 16th says:

    I fear Assange is a walking dead man that Mark Warner wants neutralized at all costs.

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    • Amy2 says:

      Plane goes down over the Atlantic….

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    • LBB says:

      I thought maybe the BBC asked permission to put camera outside embassy anticipating some kind of upcoming action.

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    • Pyrran says:

      Trump needs to get to Assange before Warner does and offer him immunity to tell everyone in open session what he knows. Then this thing will go nuclear!

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      • Concerned says:

        If you can find a honest FBI/DOJ official. It is perhaps better for the President Trump and these officials to have a very public video streaming conference with Assange which of course, must be recorded.

        I would also send protection for Assange.

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      • Very interesting theory here.

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      • Dutchman says:

        What makes you think he HASN’T?
        Come on, man! Pamela Anderson visiting JA, anyone else think thats,….strange?

        About as strange as Dennis Rodman,.. o.k. NOTHING is as strange as DR, but,.

        How do you get an ‘envoy’to communicate your message to someone as watched as JA?

        CAN’T ‘sneak’anyone in, so you do the opposite: real flashy, but someone no one would suspect of BEING as envoy, for you or anyone else.

        Even as ‘we’ are way ahead of general public, due to S.D. granular analyses, the players are playing way ahead of us.

        It’s like seeing a sporting event on tape delay; the game has already been played, game is effectively won.

        We’re just watching it all play out.

        And our VSG just keeps smiling, and projecting happy warrior.

        So, be Alfred nueman; “what, ME worry?” (I don’t THINK so!)

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    • dd_sc says:

      Didn’t H. Clinton joke about taking him out with a drone?

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      • singingsoul says:

        How sure is anyone that Assange is still in the embassy..?
        When I read that his computer privilege was taken I began wondering why..?
        I assumed after reflection that he has been taken out of the embassy. All he had to do is being in women clothe looking like Anderson..:)
        My instincts tell me he is no longer at the embassy.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Yeah, cause she’s KNOWN for having such a GREAT sense of humor!

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  7. Amy2 says:

    “Here’s where it gets interesting..” That’s funny!! It’s ALL interesting!!
    1. Who signed the approval for Deripaska’s visa?
    2. Where are the actual jail-able offenses? Careers can be ruined but that isn’t justice.
    3. Why would Mueller want to do anything that would help Hillary if she squashed his 2009
    arrangement with Deripaska?
    4. Why is Ohr STILL at the FBI?
    5. This is all pre- Brennan and Clapper, yes? They just moved the ball along?
    Thanks Mr. Sundance!!

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    • DeWalt says:

      Was given Diplomatic status, mean State gave it to him.

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      • CopperTop says:

        State gave FBI the dossier as well. SD doesn’t have evidence so no reporting from him on this nugget… but the Kerry State department was teeing up an HRC presidency and the use of OD was in part to set up Ukraine the way she wanted it. (With Brennan hoping to install a commie as leader of Ukraine that HRC could be ‘happy’ with)

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        • DanO64 says:

          ^^BIG THIS^^

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        • Mary Morse says:

          From the Byron York article that Sundance linked above:
          …”On Nov . 21, other players entered the conversation. Ohr received an an email from Kathleen Kavalec, a deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of European Affairs in the State Department. (Kavalec is now President Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to Albania.) Kavalec sent Ohr information on Simon Kukes, a Russian-born executive who contributed more than $250,000 to Trump-supporting organizations after Trump won the Republican nomination. Kavalec said she met Kukes around 2014, when “Tom Firestone brought him in,” a reference to former Justice Department official Thomas Firestone, now a partner at the Washington law firm BakerHostetler. Kavalec also linked to a Mother Jones article about Kukes.
          Ohr responded by saying, “I may have heard about him from Tom Firestone as well, but I can’t recall for certain.” Then Kavalec answered by saying she was “just re-looking at my notes from my convo with Chris Steele” and that “I see that Chris said Kukes has some connection to Serge Millian, an emigre who is identified by FT as head of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce.” [In the book Russian Roulette, authors Michael Isikoff and David Corn wrote that Millian claimed to have some sort of business relationship with the Trump organization — which the Trumps denied. More importantly, Millian went on to become Steele’s source for the infamous “golden showers” allegation that Donald Trump had engaged in a kinky sex scene in a Moscow hotel room in 2013.] “…

          I haven’t looked into many of the names mentioned, but Tom Firestone sounded familiar. (Not to be confused with Jamison Firestone, William Browder’s Moscow attorney, and Serge Magnitsky’s employer, although they look a lot alike, IMO)

          Here’s what I know about him:
          1) He was participant in the symposium that Sundance used initially to document a connection between Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, and Glenn Simpson. SD’s link:
          https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/230846.pdf

          2) He was thrown out of Russia in 2013 for unknown reasons.

          3) He was expelled a week after this clown was arrested:

          And for a laugh, the video of Fogel’s arrest:
          https://www.rt.com/news/fsb-detain-cia-agent-253/

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      • Amy2 says:

        State Department worked against him, then worked for him… FBI, Mueller…head spinning. Thanks!

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    • A-10 says:

      Ohr is actually still at the DoJ, not FBI.

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  8. trapper says:

    Silos. You can view them as hindrances to sharing critical or time-sensitive information, or you can view them as important organizational barriers that keep the folks in the advertising department from wandering the shop floor meddling in manufacturing. Silos.

    Why was domestic FBI involved in any aspect of an operation to free a CIA agent from Turkey? Is there really anything “domestic” left of FBI, or is it just a shell? And is CIA just another hollowed out shell? Are they both … something else? Silos.

    How could this have come about? Run the clock backward. Run it back to 9/11/ 2001, or maybe to 11/22/1963. Silos. Must eliminate silos. Just more unintended consequences, like the transfer of American middle class wealth to China was an unintended consequence of NAFTA. Just an “oops.” Not a plan. Not deliberate. Nothing to see here. Move along.

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  9. There is also an opportuntiy cost argument to the Vault 7/8 leaks. After a back-of-the-envelope calculation, Warner et al apparently conclude that the massive compromise of consumer electronics sustained across the planet’s installed base (it’s got to be a trillion dollars or more) is worth the cost if it protects their illegal coup activities and personal political fortunes.

    Futhermore, the intelligence agencies (that we pay for, chortle) stockpile (Snowden’s term) appliance vulnerabilities for future compromise rather than sharing these findings to protect the People’s investment. To sweeten the pie on a deal, Assange even offers his consulting services to help plug the vulnerabilities!

    Now that the horse is out of the barn, this belated invitation to Assange is all about CYA.

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  10. Truthfilter says:

    Now it all makes sense. After reading the exchanges between Warner and Waldman from the early Spring of 2017, I sensed that Waldman was sending a message to Warner (and the entire group of coup conspirators)—in a veiled and threatening kind of way. While the two didn’t discuss any monetary exchanges in the texts, we know that Steele and Deripaska had received money for their services in the past. Senate Intel staffer Dan Jones comes to mind. IIRC, he was able to raise $40 million (?) this past year “for the DNC”-in a short period of time. It was significant enough to get a mention in MSM reports. Was this money used to pay for the silence or cooperation of Deripaska, etc.?

    Just thinking out loud.

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  11. Beth02 says:

    Three agents “awaken him in his home in NYC” and “at least one agent worked with him” on the Levinson case. McCabe? They met for an hour ? Depraska thought they were joking and sent them away with “what you are proposing is false”.

    So they knew he was a source on the Dossier. They bring him to the US. They meet with him to get more information. And (hist story) he claims he laughs it off. I want to see the FBI notes from that meeting.

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    • Firefly says:

      The sanction on Deripaska was a brilliant move by PTrump. PTrump got to look tough on Russia and put them in another pickle.

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      • Concerned says:

        Remove some of the sanctions on Deripaska for proof of co-competitors involvement. Deripaska will have a video or two saved for this day.

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    • AmericaFirst says:

      Hah, good point, where are the 302s of this meeting? Or ANY of these meetings, for that matter?

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    • Dutchman says:

      Let’s look at that conversation from a different angle; they wake him in the middle of the nite. So, obviously what ever they want to talk about is IMPORTANT, and they want to keep it secret.

      After preliminaries, they broach the subject, he laughs, saying “what you are proposing is false!”, and they give him a stone face. They don’t argue, don’t look away, in fact look him right in the eye.

      Their silence speaks volumes”Yes, of COARSE we know it’s a false narrative, and we are here cause we want YOU to help us compose it.”

      OF is no dummy, he doesn’t need them to SAY it.

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  12. Pokey says:

    This is a well founded theory, the truth of which will never be revealed. This is because the Government surveillance apparatchik includes the complete cooperation of our Media, all the Dems and about 1/2 of the Repubs, and most of our Dept of Justice. Who is going to spill the beans on a crowd of that size and expect to live long afterwards. The only solution is to vote out all of these ***holes and that will take at least a dozen years of vigilance on the part of the American voters, most of whom can’t understand this diatribe, much less this article. A few people knowing the truth will never destroy more than 100 years of propaganda.

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  13. AngelOnejudicial says:

    Just a friendly reminder that John McCain forced Chris Wray on POTUS making clear he was the only guy McCain and his buddies in the Senate would confirm as FBI Director….

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    • Firefly says:

      That’s why the weird recalcitrant attitude of Chris Wray. This isn’t going down the way McCain and Wray planned. Poetic justice, Wray has to clean up this mess.

      Wonder if Rosenstein was similarly forced on PTrump.

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      • Summer says:

        Rosenstein was almost unanimously confirmed so the Swamp obviously regards him as a member in good standing. Sally Yates: “We must protect Rosenstein.”

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  14. Marty Jones says:

    One question I have always had when you claim that the entire Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is corrupt is are you specifically including Tom Cotton? From what little I’ve read and heard about him, I always concluded that he was one of the good guys. (Course I was fooled by Trey Gowdy for the longest time.) Is Cotton corrupt, duped or marginalized? I’d really like to hear your thoughts and the reasons why.

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  15. trapper says:

    Heh heh heh. And Rudy says it’s all going to blow up. He knows. He knows it all. PDJT knows it all. It’s the story of the hunter and the bear.

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  16. dawg says:

    @SUNDANCE, you have said the ENTIRE SSCI is corrupt, but then post a video of Cotton asking the right questions.

    Is Tom Cotton a black hat or a white hat?

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    • DanO64 says:

      Two words: Sea Island.

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    • jbowen82 says:

      Cotton is very solid. He may be the only honest person in the Senate.

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    • Cankles Clinton says:

      Remember it always comes down to self preservation.

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    • gawntrail says:

      Cotton seems to me to be a white hat. His story doesn’t give off fumes of becoming drunk on DC. I voted for him so I am a bit biased and invested. I believe he has waded in to the deepest part of the swamp he has access to with a bible and flag in his pocket….. and a safety rope attached to his ass.

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    • yy4u says:

      Tom Cotton is a hat. He has not chosen his color yet. He wants to be in the Senate. If he thinks POTUS will win, he’ll wear a white hat. If he thinks the Swamp will win, his hat will be black. Not sure there are any white hats in the Senate. There are black hats (Flake, McCain, Collins, Murkowski, Sasse) and just hats (the rest) who haven’t chosen sides yet and won’t until it’s clear which side has won.

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      • Bullseye says:

        Yep, perfect definition of a politician, finger in the air to see which way wind is blowing then jump on board.
        Reminds me when Kerry “I was for it before I was against it” Creeps

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  17. At first blush, it didn’t make sense to me that Deripaska would rebuke the FBI agents that showed up at his hotel suite door BEFORE Trump was elected in September 2016. If Deripaska was involve in the conspiracy against Trump, why demure at that critical moment?

    Then it occurred to me that Deripaska would have been offended that two not-covert mere AGENTS would ambush him late at night (even if Strzok is really more than just an FBI agent). This type of approach would have put Deripaska at more exposure. Deripaska would have been pissed, essentially saying to himself, “this isn’t how you do business!”

    Moreover, Deripaska probably wasn’t as optimistic that Clinton would win compared to most of the leftist American ideologues he was conspiring with. He would have seen this breach in protocol as a sign that his American “friends” were now getting desperate. Again, it was business for him – not a crusade.

    Well, this sordid episode is nakedly revealing that the ways in which “progressives” have conducted the “business” of their ideological crusade was corrupt beyond even our imaginations. Because they’re ideologues, it eventually became SLOPPY as well. And when Deripaska realized just how sloppy it was getting – knowing that he would be one of the fall guys holding that disgusting bag of excrement – he dropped it on Strzok et al.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      This may be a very perceptive analysis, antitechnocracy.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Dr.Jay says:

      The story was told AFTER Trump was elected. They just claimed that this is what happened in September 2016. He may have laughed, but his words may have been different at the time.
      It simply a story that they tell now, never-mind whether it is actually correct or not.

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      • tomf says:

        Very good point.
        Disinformation?

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        • GB Bari says:

          We have to be suspicious that everything* we read and hear is disinformation to one degree or another until one day long after it has all been settled and is history. We may find out the exact truths then.

          *I believe Sundance does his absolute best to avoid spreading any disinformation but even he occasionally cautiously points out that some of what he uses for evidence and background has to be regarded with some suspicion. We rarely if ever get that kind of intellectual honesty from most other sources.

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    • yy4u says:

      Too many people involved NOT to get sloppy. Most of the mistakes they have made have been CYA mistakes AFTER Hillary lost the election they didn’t think she could use after the Obama Admin had politicized every bureaucracy. I still don’t know how PTrump won other than the hand of God.

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      • G. Combs says:

        AND a fed up and awake electorate. They were not expecting President Trump’s appeal. I have read you can swing a vote 5 points and that is about it before the FRAUD is too blatant. We over whelmed that 5 points.

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  18. rayvandune says:

    What gives me hope that we will see some perp walks: Lisa Page is apparently a cooperating witness, and in her text exchanges with Peter Strzok, it is clear that she has heard straight from McCabe’s mouth exactly what the “insurance policy” is, and she knows what Strzok, then the senior FBI member of the Mueller team, means when he says “We will stop it”. He means the Trump Presidency, and by “we” he means the Special Counsel appointed by Rosenstein.

    Boom. McCabe and Strzok cannot avoid a lengthy stay at Club Fed, unless it is by testifying against Lynch, Comey, or Obama. If that happens, the manure will truly hit the rotating ventilation device, and we may finally see Hillary in a pantsuit that will suit her perfectly: an orange one.

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    • jbowen82 says:

      I sometimes wonder whether at some point Page started setting up Strzok by getting him on the record. Not likely, because they never thought the texts would be recoverable, but still it does seem a little too indiscreet.

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      • Bing says:

        Why did individuals like Warner, Steele, Ohr, Waldman, Strzok, Page, etc. who know that voice or electronic communications can be monitored use those type of devices? They must have been confident that they had a communication system that could not be monitored. It appears they were wrong.

        I guess they could all be stupid, but maybe some group has been able to monitor devices that many thought could not, or would not be monitored? I would guess many more voice and electronic communication texts involving the insurance policy team members and co-conspirators will be dropped on the public soon.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      I would be very surprised (albeit pleasantly) if Page or anyone else involved in this conspiracy were to be cooperating. From their perspective, there is no “up side” to be gained. Historically, no one pays the price for something this vast and complex–and international. Why take the risk?

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    • HHC - 2nd 16th says:

      You are dreaming my friend. Pant suits in that size are not available in orange……….

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    • yy4u says:

      I wish I could agree with rayvandune but I think at least half of the machinations going on now are to protect Obama and Hillary — Obama because there is no way the Swamp can let the first black president be exposed for the corrupt nincompoop he was/is; Hillary because she won’t go down without taking Obama with her and they can’t allow that to happen. The country nearly burned down after MLK was assassinated. What do you think would happen if the first black president were to be indicted? Get real, folks. We are watching the musk oxen form a ring to protect their babies, a circle the wagons sort of thing. Many of them think they are saving the country, not from POTUS whom they hate but from the anarchy and devastation that would happen if the first black American president were to be indicted.

      Strzok, McCabe — all of them — will fall on their swords to keep this from happening. In the meantime, they are doing what they can to destroy Donald Trump — trying NOT to HAVE to fall on their swords.

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        So yy,
        Sounds like you would prefer that a couple of million patriots step up and restore the republic by more kinetic means? Do you really want that?
        Think about how much you are overvaluing ethnic makeup over the rule of law. I could not care less what the color of a seditionist happens to be, nor do i care what apparatus hangs between their legs, These scum weaponized the DOJ and the FBI, along with the IRS. They attempted to overthrow a duly elected President, post inauguration.
        MLK was assassinated. If a black President committed sedition, he deserves a trial and justice, which is far more than King got.
        No more two sets of laws, or the Republic will have to be fixed by other means.

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      • powderdayrules says:

        He’s only 1/2 black muzzie. The other half is white trash commie.

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    • The Heretic says:

      They won’t live that long.

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    • Concerned says:

      From what I have been able to read about Peter Strozok and his wife. I would not be surprised to learn that his wife knew of his involvement with Lisa Page. I think Lisa Page was being used by Peter Strozok in order to gain control.

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  19. MsB says:

    My, my, my this hoax is getting much more interesting. Closer and closer to the ever so Deep State corruption. But, will anything be done? Conservatives are being blocked at just about every turn. I wonder if accusing your opponent for the crimes you are committing is one of Alinsky’s rules? Just look at the mess our country has had to endure with this ridiculous hoax. (Not to mention Our President!) And it’s getting worse. At least Sundance explains it to us so well, thank goodness!

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  20. Rodney G. Graves says:

    September 2016: “…three FBI agents awakened him in his home; at least one agent had worked with Deripaska on the aborted effort to rescue Levinson. During an hour-long visit, the agents posited a theory that Trump’s campaign was secretly colluding with Russia to hijack the U.S. election.”

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    • Concerned says:

      An we are expected to believe that a man like Deripaska did not have a full surveillance system operating when the agents met with him. He has them alright. I am just surprised that they were dump enough to enter the home of Deripaska and not expect it.

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      • Bendix says:

        “…three FBI agents”. FBI. I’m surprised that you are surprised that they are that dumb.
        I think hubris is more like it, though.

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  21. c says:

    Assange will be arkancided

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  22. MVW says:

    Russian Collusion is nothing but a squirrel chase. Insurance Policy? Insurance against what, what is really the worry?

    Answer: An AG that isn’t bent and that goes after Crooked Hillary, Obama & Team.

    ‘The Coup’ is a distraction, it is a squirrel chase. The real operation is blocking every effort to investigate all the crooked deals such as Uranium 1. Keep bent Jeff in the AG seat with his left arm Rosenstein doing the dirty work of redacting and stalling. Yes, Jeff will do some low level prosecutions to look good, but will never allow prosecution of the Clinton / Obama Team…

    LOIS LERNER was just a down payment.

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    • snellvillebob says:

      If it is allowed to be investigated I fear we will find that contractors like Fusion GPS, Crowdstrike, Booz Allen and the 12 or more others were given access to NSA intercepts on all Americans and foreigners and were selling them to the wealthy and large globalist corporations for huge profits. They paid off the FBI and DOJ by tossing them occasional bones with enough information for them to get FISA warrants to legalize obtaining the information. This would account for the near 100% approval rate of these warrants. This would also be an enormous misuse of that data and might just cause the banning of the NSA from collecting it.

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    • CopperTop says:

      ^YES.^ you are right it’s two things really going on
      1) Protect the bastards and the crooked meddling that was going to go on in Ukraine once HRC was at the helm. Here ‘easiest’ job in the first 100 days was to tweak and refine whatever she wanted to accomplish via State craft. Staff was in place, she was knowledgable of the players, ambassadors. It was how she would display her competence since she had NO plan for domestic prosperity. People fail to realize how highly she valued her own knowledge of state affairs.
      2) Mess with Trump (no need to elaborate that is well covered here in the treehouse)

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    • quintrillion says:

      Seems to me the “insurance policy” would have to reside at the DOJ. Blocking documents and running a side-show investigation and persecution while the real criminals walk free and continue to lie and cheat and steal. It’s a horrendous reality of traitors and sedition in government.

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      • KittyKat says:

        I think you are right, that the “insurance policy” was to get Jeff Sessions to recuse. Maybe they convinced him that the campaign had colluded with Russia and he believed it.

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      3. and perhaps the biggest obstacle. This goes beyond the Obama/Clinton regime and into the Deep State apparatus that’s been operating in the same manner as has been recently uncovered for decades.

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      MVW,
      The Coup is a distraction?? Do you think PDJT, and Rudy are just fu$king around? How about Huber, is he just picking his toes in Poughkeepsie? With the mountain of evidence revealed thus far, what is your evidence for your statement.

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  23. dd_sc says:

    If nothing else, this whole scandal highlights the incestuous pay-for-play culture of the DC bureaucracy.

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  24. AmericaFirst says:

    Maybe I missed it, but is Waldman also Russian? Because if he, Deripaska, or any other Russian involved were to offer to testify they would be shunned as being Russian.

    Yesterday my husband briefly flipped by PBS, and that is what they are pushing, at the press conference in Helsinki President Trump “blamed it on the US!!!!!!” Over and over. Outrageous! Unbelievable! No American President has ever done that! How dare anyone believe a Russian over the American Intelligence Community!

    They are creating a scenario in which any Russian witness is discredited by definition.

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  25. AmericaFirst says:

    Imagine how Robert Levinson’s family must feel reading that the HRC State Department nixed a rescue operation – IN 2009! – for personal reasons. He could have been home 9 years ago!

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  26. CopperTop says:

    Anyone interested in reading Simpson talk of the sources Steele used and what he did to verify them (based on the email dump from Ohr it’s most likely Deripaska her refers to here)

    Pg 279

    https://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/politics/read-the-full-transcript-of-glenn-simpsons-senate-testimony/2700/

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  27. Kirby Allen says:

    Wow! CTH is the only site where the comments are as good as the article itself.

    Liked by 2 people

    • GB Bari says:

      Absolutely. But only if one is interested in an honest pursuit of the Truth.

      Leftist / Democrat bubble-dwellers won’t share that perspective.

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  28. mightymustardseed says:

    Let the Sunshine in! What a great way to wake up! Grateful again Sundance for your talents.

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  29. snellvillebob says:

    What would be very interesting to know is who Robert Mueller turned the Russian uranium over to at the tarmac meeting at the Moscow airport. Also who else did he meet? Did he spend the night in Moscow? Were there peeing prostitutes in his bedroom?
    Why was it necessary for the Director of the FBI to personally deliver the 10 gram sample of the 100 gram seizure years before? That in itself is suspicious and sounds like an alibi to cover up meeting other people there. Hillary finalized her Uranium One bonanza just months later.
    Rudy Giuliani has been saying the last week that the entire special investigation is about to blow up big time in Mueller’s face.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Tarmac meetings must be commonplace with the jetsetters. They got this down.

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    • zephyrbreeze says:

      Is there an official description of that event? I have a relative who doesn’t believe it happened. All I can find are sources that explain the event, but not original sources.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        It is a cable that was leaked by Wikileaks… and it describes Mueller taking a sample of stolen uranium to Russia for identification from a batch of stolen uranium. There are plenty of news articles from that time period after USSR fell with regard to recovery of nukes etc.

        People have twisted that cable to say that Mueller took a sample of US Uranium as a taste pre-U1 deal. Which, of course, is ridiculous. No amount of debunking ever seems to work… people keep repeating the same spin.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        Here is the cable:

        https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09STATE85588_a.html

        “2. (S/NF) Background: Over two years ago Russia requested a ten-gram sample of highly enriched uranium (HEU) seized in early 2006 in Georgia during a nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices. The seized HEU was transferred to U.S. custody and is being held at a secure DOE facility. In response to the Russian request, the Georgian Government authorized the United States to share a sample of the material with the Russians for forensic analysis. Director Mueller previously planned to deliver the sample in April (Ref A), but due to a scheduling conflict the trip was canceled. Embassy Moscow LegAtt informed the FSB prior to Mueller’s intended April delivery and received confirmation that the FSB would take custody of the sample after the Director’s plane landed. EST Moscow also informed Rosatom of the planned transfer and that the U.S. placed a high priority on completing this transfer ”

        Read the cable for more info.

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  30. Bendix says:

    Some general observations:
    I can’t help but think that there have to be many reasonable, intelligent Americans of Russian background who have seen this stuff before, and understand what they are seeing much better than other Americans do, because indeed, that is why they or their parents came here in the first place, to get away from that garbage.
    Russians know government corruption, and they must be offended by having these inept corruptocrats hold up Russians as the guilty party.

    Think of all the money spent on this endless escapade. Our money. Think how Americans are dying in our schools, in our inner cities, and our law enforcement dollars are spent on THIS.

    When they aren’t meddling in our lawful elections, who do the likes of Mueller/Comey go after? Martha Stewart, public enemy # one.
    Oh, and they were quick to go after Brad Pitt, for allegedly accidentally shoving one of his kids.
    That kid in Florida, who was either going to harm himself or others, though, not so much.
    We still don’t have an explanation as to why the warning to the FBI “wasn’t passed on”. The obvious answer is, of course it was.
    That went down the memory hole.

    Notice that Chuck doesn’t threaten Rudy not to go up against the Deep State.
    Chuck belongs in jail for making those threats against our president.

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  31. TwoLaine says:

    The Julian Assange Request:

    I think they also want to figure out if he has any other ammo that can blow them out of the water.

    WHO KNOWS what treasure troves he might be holding back on as his own insurance policy. 😉 😉 😉

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  32. ForGodandCountry says:

    Well well well

    We kinda had it wrong. If this new version of events is true, the “insurance policy” wasn’t as much to take PDJT out (it was that, but not) as much as it was to COVER UP what the coupists had done prior to PDJT’s election.

    DRIP
    DRIP
    DRIP

    I hope impatient people are beginning to understand why this information is being slow-walked into the public domain…and, therefore, why long-awaited indictments ARE coming.

    PDJT didn’t go through this….and everything he’s been through in the past 3 years…to let ’em off the hook now….

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    • gda says:

      That DOJ plane…leaving Little Rock with all the documents…….hmmmmm.

      Moving them to a “safe house” in the city where the trials will be held?

      Is this going to be a rapid fire release?
      – Declassified & unredacted documents released
      – IG Report Pt3 released
      – Huber shows his hand
      – ???

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      • Dutchman says:

        According to an AmericanThinker article, today, that plane is “TrumpOne”, the SAME plane VSG used to campaign, prior to getting AF1.

        Interesting?

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        • ForGodandCountry says:

          AmericanThinker article is wrong. Before being converted to gov’t use, it belonged to L3 Communications, a gov’t contractor.

          Trump Force One is still in use by PDJT’s corporation.

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      FGaC,
      Damn straight.

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    • It has to be dripped because of our Commie Media.

      If President Trump was a Democrat he could throw everything out there tomorrow and know that the media would cover every angle of the story 24/7 for the next 50 years.

      Because President Trump is one of us, if he released everything tomorrow the Commie media would twist the story completely on day 1 and by day 2 say that it was old news and never cover it again.

      Regardless, we do need some indictments soon so that the Commie media will have to cover the story at least a little bit.

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Somehow I’d like to see VSGPDJT or one of his staff release that information as an ad in “Field And Stream”…

      Hurry up, get your OCONUS LURES here 🙂

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      • TwoLaine says:

        I have a friend with the last name Lee, a white boy. 😉 It took forever to find him on fb years ago when I did that stuff. The clue that led me to him? Lures. His photo was fishing lures. I knew that had to be him. 🙂

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  33. Wayne Robinson says:

    I know itthe ” Russians kept telling me notto bother with voting cause Hillery was the winner all ready . It was all Russian propaganda to supress Pro America voters . The hits just keep coming / CNN is fake news an unregistered agent of RUSSIA

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  34. TwoLaine says:

    Do we know why Bill Priestep was in London May 2016?

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  35. kevin king says:

    I’m sure this ties in to Sergei Skripal and the Novichok poisoning case in Salisbury. Was Skripal one of Deripaska/Steele’s sources? Was he blackmailing Steele? Skripal was one of Steele’s agents when he was head of Russia Desk at MI6
    The whole story is very suspicious. Skripal has effectively been shutdown.

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    • JohninMK says:

      Skripal’s handler at MI6 was Pablo Miller, a name that has disappeared recently as the UK Government successfully buried the link.. Both Skripal and Miller lived in Salisbury and Steele’s company had an office there.

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  36. litlbit2 says:

    No longer wondering why the emergency of the swamp. What went on in the Putin with Trump meeting? IMO, plenty! Lmao 😂. “Gonna explode on ‘em”.

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  37. BobR says:

    Meanwhile Mueller and group collect millions to run this charade. Wait until all these criminals expect immunity and government lawyers to represent them.

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  38. Zippy says:

    The best way by far, perhaps the only way to present this very complex scandal in an understandable fashion is to create a hyperlinked flow chart showing perp relationships with known information (texts, emails, documents, leftist media links, etc.) about those relationships. Something like that must be done using the tools available for just that sort of thing.

    How to Visualize Investigations

    https://www.csoonline.com/article/2124846/investigations-forensics/how-to-visualize-investigations.html

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  39. kayray444 says:

    Seriously, there is your basket of deplorables. Completely deplorable acts committed by deplorable men and women.

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  40. Zippy says:

    The entire media claim that the Russians wanted Trump to win is ridiculous on its face. The corrupt Clintons were Russian collaborators KNOWN to the Russians. Better the corrupt politician they KNEW they could buy from past EXPERIENCE instead of an unknown candidate they could not be certain about.

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    • Zippy says:

      Forgot to mention that the Dems (and Clinton’s) entire Middle East policy in moving closer to the Iranians and Shia was also much more in line with Russian goals, the Iranians being their ally.

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      • boutis says:

        The entire concocted Russia, Russia, Russia is a case of psychololgical projection. It was all they could think of on fairly short notice.

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        • Tl Howard says:

          The minute Donald said he wanted and believed he could work with Putin (as he has said he could with anyone to start), Hillary saw her opening to 1) accuse Trump of being soft and 2) to accuse Trump of what he might accuse her of, colluding with foreign powers for $$$.

          Regarding #1, being “soft”, after all, HIllary needed something that would counter most Americans’ views of Trump as a guy who not be pushed around, a guy who would not be soft on those who had taken advantage of us. She had to somehow undermine THAT perception of him. She didn’t succeed. Frankly, I get a little ticked off at all the “analysts” on Fox that seem to think most democrats believe that line. Unfortunately, my friends and former colleagues are democrats, and while they hate Trump, they don’t buy the Russia stuff. How do I know? They NEVER have brought that up in our aborted discussions of politics. The fence. The kids “ripped from momma’s arms.” The “vulgar groping of women.” The “race-baiting.” But never, ever Russia.d

          And yes, it has been a real challenge to remain friends. We’ve had some rough times, then agree to not talk politics and it works for a few months, then someone breaks the “mention.” Cycle repeats.

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      Of course. EVERYBODY (with an interest and a stake) knew Hillary was “for sale”.

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    • JamesD says:

      Yep. The Russians had Hillary nailed with U1. U1 was not about getting uranium. The Russians have tons of the stuff. There IS a side motive of monopolizing the uranium trade, but the big narrative is getting dirt on Hillary, who they thought would be the President.

      Hillary loses and the Russians now have a big mess. They are completely exposed on U1. This is the leverage Trump has on Putin. Hopefully Trump and Putin can clean up the mess and we can restore normal relations with Russia.

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        ^^^^THIS^^^^

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      • gda says:

        “U1 was not about getting uranium.”

        It was all about sucking the Grifter of State into another easy money scheme to enrich Clinton Inc. Russia must have been delighted.

        Amazing. This woman operated as though he didn’t have a care in the world about being caught. She KNEW she would win. She had dirt on almost everyone, and thought she could pay off, or akancide anyone that got in her way.

        She was about to become the most powerful person in the world for 8 years.

        Oops.

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      • Covadonga says:

        For my part, I’m very interested in Dems learning of the scandal, learning what their idols Rodham and Soebarkah (a.k.a. Obama) are really like, and how seriously the national security has been sold out to evil foreigners by the swamp monsters in DC.

        I’m not interested in “normal relations” being restored with Russia, as long as they don’t become so hostile they actually fire on us.

        People running Russia are Communists. What is “normal” about having a relationship with someone who wants to kill you and destroy your civilization?

        Things have been way too cosy with Russia since 1933 when FDR extended diplomatic recognition to their criminal regime for first time, and to some extent even before 1933. That’s how they got their agents over here, attacked all our means of fighting foreign infiltration, and had a huge hand in creating the Swamp.

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    • KittyKat says:

      Putin seemed to be totally disgusted by what Hillary did to Libya. So maybe he did want someone better in control, but that still doesn’t mean collusion.

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  41. Nigella says:

    All this and Mueller is doubling down….

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  42. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    “By doubling down on the Russian Collusion narrative the conspirators created a ‘catch-22’ defense. They could/can claim Deripaska was/is giving disinformation in his version of events to support the interests of Russia and sewing chaos in America etc. And any Republican who would give Deripaska a platform to tell what happened in 2016 would be doing the bidding of Vladimir Putin. See how that works?”

    Not sure I follow this particular reasoning….

    By revealing in these texts that (Ol’ Reliable) Christopher Steele is speaking on behalf of Deripaska doesn’t that destroy Steele’s credibility as well?
    Following this logic: Steele – an active Deripaska advocate- was himself doing the bidding of VP.

    I think Deripaska is a much more dangerous foe than can be “trapped” by such a stupid Catch-22.
    I’m willing to bet this guy has got some serious juice to back up his claims. Perhaps on even Mueller himself.

    No doubt though the SSCI merely did a book review of the ICA to thoroughly embed the RUSSIA INTERFERED story.

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  43. TomA says:

    You’re getting closer. Now you need to add in that the June 9th 2016 meeting with Don Jr was actually a sting operation orchestrated by McCabe. You call it a soft coup, but the Scheme Team was/is playing a deadly serious game.

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    • Howie says:

      Junior prolly has the whole thing on ‘tape’.

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    • yy4u says:

      I believe it is called a soft coup because no bullets are exchanged. A coup is a coup. That a coup is being engineered is obvious. Whether the American people will stand for it if it is successful is the question which if they haven’t asked themselves, should be asking themselves. Me? I don’t know the answer. They were successful with Watergate, harmed Reagan with Iran-Contra and Bush with Valerie Plame and the American people went along with it. So who knows?

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  44. John Juan says:

    Curious as to what exactly caused Oleg’s denial of a US travel visa in the first place. Did I miss something

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Something to do with a court case:

      “In late 2000, a competitor filed a civil suit for racketeering against Deripaska and his company in a New York court, including charges of bribery, judicial corruption and armed force. The judge dismissed the case on jurisdictional grounds. Deripaska was barred from travel to the United States and from entrance to the Davos economic summit in Switzerland. Deripaska has also become an outspoken opponent of Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization, clashing on the issue with U.S. ambassador to Russia Alexander Vershbow. ”

      Taken from this bio: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/moscow/deripaska.html

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Ah… more details:

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/oct/31/oleg-deripaska-us-visa-rusal

      “A senior former state department official said US officials who considered Deripaska’s case in 1998 believed he was associated with several Russians involved in organised crime, including Anton Malevsky, head of the notorious Ismailovskaya Brotherhood. Others believed by the US authorities to be his associates were involved in the so-called Aluminium Wars during the mid-1990s which resulted in dozens of killings. Deripaska has always strenuously denied any links to organised crime.

      The state department official said: “There are four grounds that are relevant in Deripaska’s case. Number three is, does this person have criminal associations and relationships? That’s the one that applied to Deripaska.””

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  45. Golfbro11 says:

    What if the BIG UGLY has been happening right under our noses for the last year? My point is I have been waiting for some big reveal and crushing of our political opponents who were a part of this Seditious behavior. In reality it may be a slow drip of information, which will have a crescendo at some point in the next few months.

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    • LBB says:

      I personally feel like we have been experiencing the process for a few months already. Once leaks started coming out of Mueller’s camp (he was losing public support too) , it was for sure. The volley back and forth between black & white hats. It wasn’t going to be a one day process.

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    • gda says:

      Rudy’s comments (a great prosecutor, remember) indicate it will be ongoing over the next 1 to 2 years.

      So that would bring us to Summer 2020.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Bingo! You get the prize! Trump and team are playing the King game.

        Not to take anything away from those focused on midterms,…but.

        We’ve GOT the midterms. Gonna be a redwave, that’s gonna require scuba gear, to keep from drowning, in all the libertard tears.

        The real ‘set up’, is for 2020.
        VSG has SOOOOooo “got this!”

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      • Concerned says:

        What I would do, if I were Rudy, would be to give my opposition a false sense of time.

        “We have some time to react”

        Then, I would step on them.

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  46. Ziiggii says:

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  47. JamesD says:

    Great reporting. The takeaway: Waldman was trying to shake down Warner over Deripaska and Assange. The leak to Solomon was a shot across the bow of Warner.

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  48. Akh says:

    Rember Project Cassandra? Might need to dig a bit deeper into Ohr’s motivation. I caller to Mark Levin’s show today revealed some interesting details about Ohr and his lack of action regarding cocaine shipped through the U.S. out to the M.E. where profits made it into the hands of Hezbollah.

    This thing gets larger and more dense by the moment.

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    • Akh says:

      Texting fails above, sorry.

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    • gda says:

      Good catch. Was it Joe DeGenova who was (just yesterday) telling us that Ohr was the drug prosecutor guy?

      Who was it in the FBI who was complicit in letting of Hezbollah off the hook?

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      • vincentcuomo says:

        It is time to have Federal Marshalls raid and arrest all these people; it is time for Huber to swing into action and it is time Jeff Sessions realizes, if ever, this has nothing to do with Trump-Russia collusion, but rather it ia an attempt by former Obama appointees to interfere with the election and if all else failed then overthrow Trump. IF Sessions refuses to see this then he really is the “Insurance Policy” and he should be treated as such; haul his butt out along with Rosenstein.

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    • Firefly says:

      Bruce Ohr was also involved with the Wild Cowboys in New York. The police and judicial system was corrupt – often protecting the gangs instead of prosecuting.

      They need to take a hard look at all the things Bruce Ohr was involved in. The corruption runs deep.

      Book Summary on wild cowboys.
      Wild Cowboys: Urban Marauders & the Forces of Order
      In this bloody urban saga, Robert Jackall recounts how street cops, detectives, and prosecutors pieced together a puzzle-like story of narcotics trafficking, money laundering, and murders for hire, all centered on a vicious gang of Dominican youths known as the Wild Cowboys

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    • Dew says:

      George Webb on YouTube has been talking about that for at least a year. He is a wealth of information and it all seems to be proven right.

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