*Updated* Anatomy of a Sting: Robert Mueller Likely Used FBI and Foreign Intel to Set-Up George Papadopoulos in July 2017…

UPDATE: Since initially posting the set-up for the July, 2017, FBI sting operation against George Papadopoulos a few more important research details have surfaced.  Charles Tawil, the guy who reached out to Papadopoulos in Greece; and who ultimately gave Papadopoulos $10,000 in cash; was a previous intelligence asset of the CIA and FBI.  SEE WIKILEAKS Cables (circa 2006): Paragraph #8, note:

“These undisclosed sources told Zuma that American citizens (not connected with the U.S. Government) were involved. This in part, coincides with another Embassy contact, Charles Tawil (protect), who told our Economic Counselor on November 29 that Zuma had received information from the mother of the King of Swaziland about CIA attempts to kill Zuma using poisoned clothes from the FBI” (link)

Who was the FBI Director in 2006?  Why, Robert Mueller of course.

On page #9 of the recent Sentencing Memo from Special Counsel Robert Mueller there’s an interesting paragraph about a $10,000 payment made to George Papadopoulos.

(pdf link)

The Daily Caller, via Chuck Ross, dug into that payment and outlined the specifics today:

[…] The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned that a man named Charles Tawil gave Papadopoulos $10,000 during a meeting in an Israeli hotel room in July 2017.

Sources familiar with the matter told TheDCNF Tawil flew to the Greek island of Mykonos to meet Papadopoulos and his now-wife, Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos. Tawil invited the pair to Israel, but Mangiante Papadopoulos stayed behind.

Papadopoulos gave the money to an attorney in Greece before traveling back to the U.S., a source told TheDCNF on the condition of anonymity. Papadopoulos was arrested at Dulles International Airport on a return trip from overseas on July 27, 2017.  (read more)

Do you see what they did there?

The $10k payment to Papadopoulos was almost guaranteed to be a sting operation; a set-up.

Federal agents were waiting for Papadopoulos at the airport upon his arrival and re-entry into the U.S.  If Mr. Papadopoulos had carried that $10k into the U.S. without declaring a U.S. treasury filing, the FBI/DOJ would have nailed him on a treasury violation.

Bringing $10,000 (or more) cash into the U.S., without reporting, is major trouble; add into that aspect the likelihood the set-up included use of an intelligence asset, and the issue can be compounded into laundering money.  That’s just the type of leverage Robert Mueller was looking for:

[…] Stanley said Papadopoulos arrived on a Lufthansa flight from Munich that touched down at about 7 p.m. on July 27, and the FBI intercepted him as soon as he got off the plane.

“He was arrested before he got to Customs and he was then held at the airport before being brought to a law enforcement office,” Stanley recalled. (link)

The Mueller directed federal agents were waiting for him; but P-dop left the cash in Greece.  I suspect Papadopoulos likely sensed something was askew.  The absence of the cash foiled the FBI’s initial plan and that’s likely why they kept him for questioning.

Jail records obtained by POLITICO show that Papadopoulos was booked at the city detention center in Alexandria, Virginia, at 1:45 a.m. the next day.  (link)

It was a classic set-up; a classic entrapment sting operation.

Back to the Daily Caller:

[…] Papadopoulos and Tawil met through an Israeli political strategist named David Ha’ivri.

Ha’ivri told TheDCNF said that he introduced the pair “at my own initiative” to facilitate a business deal involving an oil and gas project in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas.

Ha’ivri said that Tawil “is a part time consultant for companies that operate in Africa and Middle East.” He believed when he introduced Tawil to Papadopoulos that the former Trump aide had “good connections” in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East.

[…] Mysterious encounters have become a theme for Papadopoulos, a 30-year-old energy consultant who joined the Trump campaign in early March 2016 after a stint on the Ben Carson campaign.

Papadopoulos, who lives in Chicago, has met with several key players in the Russia investigation.

In an interview in June with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Mangiante Papadopoulos described several “shady characters,” who she said approached her husband during and after the 2016 presidential campaign.

Without naming Tawil, she mentioned “someone we met in Mykonos, an Israeli person who flew to Mykonos to discuss business.”  (read more)

Summary:  George Papadopoulos and his wife Mangiane Papadopoulos were approached in Greece by a known CIA/FBI operative, Charles Tawil.  Mr. Tawil enlists George as a business consultant, under the auspices of energy development interests, and hands him $10,000 in cash to take back to the U.S.  Upon arrival at the Dulles airport Robert Mueller had FBI agents waiting.  Papadopoulos was stopped and searched; however, he never had the cash because he smartly left it in Greece with his lawyer. Further:

[W]hen he was arrested at Dulles Airport on July 27 after coming off a flight from Munich, prosecutors had no warrant for him and no indictment or criminal complaint. The complaint would be filed the following morning and approved by Howell in Washington.

And when prosecutors filed the complaint the next day they got a spoken order from Howell to seal it, but followed up with a written request that they could take to the magistrate in Alexandria, where they showed up almost an hour later than she expected.

All of it suggests something of a scramble, rather than a carefully prepared plan to take Papadopoulos into custody. (more)

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502 Responses to *Updated* Anatomy of a Sting: Robert Mueller Likely Used FBI and Foreign Intel to Set-Up George Papadopoulos in July 2017…

  1. Jane Smith says:

    So…that begs the question…
    Who helped set up the Charles Tawil meeting in Israel?
    I’m guessing Brennan.
    I’m thinking that this is why Brennan’s security clearance had to go bye-bye.
    He is still working with Mueller to get rid of President Trump.

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    • And “the professor” is Stefan Halper who was on the payroll of the government and received up to $1 million to set up GP. What a farce!!

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      • WSB says:

        But why was the cash left in a safe? Did Geoge know it had to be kept because it was part of a sting HE was an employee of? Where was he going to deposit the cash?

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        • anthony earl says:

          it said he left it with the lawyer. wonder if anyone went to recover it from him/her? who was it that got it? what abc group?

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        • smartyjones1 says:

          George smelled a rat. He knew if he brought the money back he had to declare it.

          The entire operation was a sting meant to take control of Papadop and use the compromised target for an ulterior purpose.

          On the whole, it failed. They want to lock this guy up some for messing up thier plan.
          George got caught up in something far larger. He did nothing to be abused like this.

          This is some Deep State BS offset by some outstanding revelatory work by SD.
          SUPERB!

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          • farrier105 says:

            I think his wife being there saved Papadopoulos. She probably told him to stash it.

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            • Summer says:

              My understanding is his wife did not fly with him to Israel. I wonder how they communicated if we are to assume she gave him any legal advice at all. The “authorities” did not know that the money was left with the Attorney so if Papa’s devices were wiretapped, that info was not there. If his devices were not monitored, I bet they searched the NSA database afterwards.

              Anyway, all this just proves that Papa was not a plant.

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          • WSB says:

            Or was George part of and had to keep the play money ‘safe’.

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          • oncefired says:

            He had to be set up because they all say he was the start of everything, which they have no proof of! So unfortunately poor George has to sit in jail for 2 weeks and now has a record.

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      • starfcker says:

        Judge Beryl Howell. An Obama appointee from Columbia Law School. You don’t say. She seems up to her eyeballs in this from the little bit written here, cutting Mueller’s team every break possible as they scrambled to figure out plan B of what to do with Papadopoulos.

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        • Julia says:

          She’s the one who threw out Sheriff Arpaio’s case against Obama which referred to his sweeping immigration reforms as unconstitutional. She has called the border fence that Trump wants to build a “fascist protection fence” (outing herself as a not-so-closeted Communist).She has actually written legal opinion stating that border protection “negatively impacts indigenous communities and lower-income minority communities.” So yea, she’s exactly the type of leftist zealout who would go along with Mueller’s frame job.

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      • Jan says:

        It’s not Halper. It’s Joseph Mifsud. Papadopoulos & Mifsud were working at the same “college”. I think Papapdopoulos met his wife thru Mifsud. Mifsud, like Halper, has gone missing since about October or November 2017 when the NY Times tried to re-invent the Trump-Russia story started with Papadopoulos. Hint: The FBI did not interview Papadopoulos until January 27, 2017. If he were the reason for the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign, you’d think they would interview Papadopoulos before January of 2017. And of course, the FBI never interviewed Carter Page before getting the FISA warrant on October 21, 2016, even though he was a cooperating witness with the FBI against some Russian agents up thru May 2016.

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        • Steven Interest says:

          It was the same sting with the info.

          Papadoupolos was manipulated by being given info by an agent in one location. (Mifsud?)
          Papadoupolos was in another location with a different agent and a conversation was steered toward that info that had been planted in him. (dirt on Hillary)
          His memory tweaked by the conversation, PapaD outs with hearing about the info on Hillary.
          That is then reported by agent 2 and is the excuse for getting the fisa approval.

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          • Julia says:

            My favorite revelation about this case was exposed by Dan Bongiono. He said that Christopher Steele had taken on Oleg Deraposka as a paying client. The service he was supposed to be rendering was to get him off the Magnitsky Act list. Deraposka has strong ties to the KGB thug Putin and organized crime. He wanted to immigrate to the U.S. but sanctions imposed against him by the Magnitsky Act blocked his ability to do so. This is why the Russian lawyer Veselnetskya was sent to Trump tower to babble about the Magnitsky Act to Donald Jr. The only way that the Magnitsky Act would go away would be if Trump went away.

            Coincidentally, Deraposka hated Manafort and sued him for $25 million over a bad business deal. Interestingly, $25 million is exactly the amount of money Robert Mueller forced Deraposka to invest in his attempt to ransom CIA operative and retired FBI agent Robert Levinson from the mullahs of Iran. Just as the operation was beginning to bear fruit, the Clinton-run State department shut it down. Deraposka lost his $25 million. Robert Mueller, John Brennan, James Comey and the rest of the administration in the FBI, CIA and State Department have a lot of questions to answer about what they’ve been up to for the past ten years.

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        • HELLOCALRICKY says:

          Just so the Trolls understand I’ll break it down for them.
          The FBI/DOJ asks for a FISA Warrant in Oct. of 2016.

          Let’s just take Adam Schiffholes word for what happened:

          According to Rep. Adam Schiff’s memo, in the FISA application the DOJ informed the “court that the FBI initiated its counterintelligence investigation on July 31, 2016, after receiving information” concerning Papadopoulos. While Schiff’s memo redacted what Papadopoulos revealed, it expressly stated that the “individuals linked to Russia” informed Papadopoulos in late April 2016 of those details and that they “took interest in Papadopoulos as a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser.”

          The FBI/DOJ did not interview Popadopolos until Jan. 27,2017 and Mifsud until Feb. 2017.

          Here’s Shiffhole again:
          While Schiff’s memo redacted what Papadopoulos revealed, it expressly stated that the “individuals linked to Russia” informed Papadopoulos in late April 2016 of those details and that they “took interest in Papadopoulos as a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser.”

          So the FBI/DOJ could have ONLY gotten this in about Popadopolos meeting Mifsud from the Aussie Downer. That means that the FBI/DOJ relied EXCLUSIVELY on Downer’s word. Thus the FBI/DOJ knew about Popadopolus meeting Downer as early as Mid July of 2016 and DID NOTHING to interview either Popadopolus or Mifsud FOR SIX MONTHS.

          Here’s Shiffhole again:
          “individuals linked to Russia” informed Papadopoulos in late April 2016 of those details and that they “took interest in Papadopoulos as a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser.”

          So the foremost Investigative Agency in the world allowed an “individual linked to Russia” to remain unquestioned for SIX MONTHS.
          The MSM and the DEMS have touted Mifsud as a RUSSIAN AGENT yet the Obama Administrations State Department had INVITED Mifsud who (for six months) the FBI KNEW was a “individual linked to Russia” or a RUSSIAN AGENT TO SPEAK at (which he did) an Obama Administrations State Department sponsored event.

          Really GIVE ME A BREAK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • mutantbeast says:

        not to mention “amabassador” Alexander Down(er) syndrome.

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    • Sentient says:

      F’ing Mueller and Brennan both need to spend the rest of their pathetic lives in prison. Frankly they ought to be hung.

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      • Jedi9 says:

        I know I posted this previously like yesterday, but got lost in the threads somewhere that I can’t find. I would like to hear from others here your thoughts about this interesting tidbit by John Soloman. This thing is going up in smoke in a hurry. Like a backdraft when the door to a fire is opened. Yikes! Stay clear folks!

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        • Mike says:

          Thanks Jedi

          I think this is huge.

          Solomon says based on Ohr’s notes,

          Glenn Simpson told Ohr the Russian source is NOT from someone in Moscow, instead it’s a Russian dissident, or ex-Russian spy, “who is in the US right now.”

          Check the time frame Ohr is talking about to see what Russian players were in the US at that time. Then you will rule in or out potential Russian sources.

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          • Mike says:

            This also fits with Steele’s text to Ohr about “We can’t allow our guy to be forced back home.”

            Steele replied, “If you end up out though, I really need another (bureau?) contact point/number who is briefed. We can’t allow our guy to be forced to go back home. It would be disastrous.” Investigators are trying to determine who Steele was referring to. (read more)

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          • Stamos says:

            That would be Oleg Deripaska, the Russian dossier source, and likely employer of Christopher Steele. The same Oleg Deripaska the FBI went to for help in framing Donald Trump through Paul Manafort in September 2016.
            https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/08/20/our-guy-the-real-russian-collusion/

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            • Mike says:

              Not sure Stamos,

              Oleg was not allowed in the US, don’t know if that changed around January 31, 2017 when Ohr / Steele had this exchange.

              I have not been able to find anything that puts Oleg in the US during January 2017.

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        • josco scott says:

          whew… and Solomon is an exceedingly moderate guy… no idea if he supports Trump.

          A JOURNALIST!

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      • Sentient-AGREE 100%. And it can’t happen soon enough.

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      • snellvillebob says:

        There are a couple dozen more that need to be added to them. Remember, if no one is convicted, they this will be considered legal behavior.

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      • mutantbeast says:

        Whitey Bulger BCCI Uranium One. A rather long and sordid history of how this piece of excrement communist LAWYER ever got any where. Thw Whitey Bulger scam alone should have disqualified Muleturd not only from the FBI, but he should have been disbarred at a minimum.

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    • Let's roll says:

      And is George Papadopoulos in Brennan’s other hip pocket? As the Politico article reads he showed up in court the day after being arrested – no written warrant and no lawyer?!?

      Then this Obama judge told him to tell no one about the sealed court room proceedings/charges? Papadopolous, still no lawyer? Give me a break! Pap rhymes with spy?!?

      This whole crew – Mueller, his sleazy prosecutors, the DC judge, Papadopoulos, more -smell worse than week old rotten fish

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    • HELLOCALRICKY says:

      Question: I just read the first FISA Warrant and it just mentions Popadopolus in a very short sentence with zero context. So how was the Mifsud Popadopolus meeting supposedly the start of the investigastion if he is NOT mentioned in the first FISA Warrant!

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      George Webb has been exposing this for ages – this and more.

      Michael Cohen was likely planted on Trump by Mueller in 2007.

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  2. rogerdat says:

    this thing walks like a sting, talks like a sting, and had agents waiting at the airport………..hmmm.

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    • Mike says:

      Definitely a sting. The timing is no coincidence. Mueller and the FBI had to come up with a new rationale as to why the counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign was begun. During the July 2017 time frame Nunes and his colleagues were hot on the trail of the FBI and the use of the Steele dossier to justify the FISA warrant. The FBI had to come up with another reason as to why the investigation of the Trump campaign was begun on July 31, 2016. Papadapolous was the perfect fall guy given the timing of when he was first approached in May 2016 by Mifsud and Downer.

      Papadapolous was never interviewed by the FBI until January 2017, which just happened to be when Trump took office. McCabe, Strzok, and others in the cabal cooked up the Papa story and leaked it later to the NYT to counter the real impact the dossier had on spurring the investigation. They set Papa up in July 2017 as the fall guy even though their attempt to entrap him in May 2016 proved uneventful. They used the 10K payment to ensnare him back into the net in order to pin the origin of the investigation on him.

      IMO the FBI began investigating the Trump campaign in March 2016 after Sessions named Carter Page to the Trump foreign policy team. Page provided the perfect pretext to start spying in the Trump campaign given his previous work with the FBI in 2014 helping to indict a Russian operative.

      Carter Page has never hired a lawyer nor has he been charged with anything despite being the subject of a FISA warrant and being identified as a foreign agent. Page has never shown any outrage or anger about what the FBI did to him choosing instead to say it is not about him. He has played the affable fool, which bears no resemblance to his resume. Something is very curious about the FBI’s and Mueller’s treatment of Page. If you read the dossier, Page is a central figure in the alleged Russian collusion story. So are Manafort and Cohen, but their treatment is far different. Someone needs to look at Page’s role in all of this. Something doesn’t add up.

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      • PAge was named in Amy Berman JAckson’s courtroom in March by the FBI as someone who helped the FBI convict foreign spies… he is a intelligence rabbit… they send him into an organization, then claim he is a foreign spy so they can do a 2 hop Title 1 SECRET WARRANT – without Page or anyone in the org knowing, when they are done Page walks out. They don’t charge him and then he goes into the next place they send him… most are actually dirty orgs… the campaign wasn’t now they need to cover their tracks since they found nothing.

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        • sysconfig says:

          I get the same feeling as well..and I like the guy..what I dont understand is the second meeting days AFTER the Moscow one set up by Halper at Cambridge where Vin Weber , a never Trumper along with Madeline Albright (Atlantic Council) spoke . Later..Vin Webers Mercury Firm was “investigated” by Mueller for Russian interests Lobbying ..What was Halpers hope would happen at that meet?

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      • Every narrative I hear does not take into account the big pink elephant in the room – Priestap. It is inconceivable that Priestap remained in his position as a result of ‘inaction’. The guy had improper conduct, fake intel, possibly criminal misconduct all swirling around him and his direct reports. He would not keep such a vital NatSec job by saying “I didn’t know what they were doing”.

        The ONLY way he could keep that job and still be smelling roses today is if secretly mounted a counter counter intel op against all the bad players involved in Crossfire Hurricane. Confusing yes, and thats how they want to keep it.

        For example the Counter Intel op Comey mentions in testimony Priestaps op not CH.
        Mueller takes over Priestaps Op not CH…

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        • Foxy says:

          Exactly, i raised the issue about the absence of Mr. Priestap yesterday. He is a CENTRAL player yet he has essentially vanished.

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          • josco scott says:

            I agree. Total Priestap silence. And we know he conspired with the others, although perhaps with less enthusiasm.

            Pretty sure he’s trying to save his own butt and in doing so, will do an extremely important duty.

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        • Summer says:

          Here is a simple explanation as to why Priestap is still there and why he is almost never discussed by the media:

          Unlike others, Priestap belongs to a very rich and influential Swamp family.

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      • mr.piddles says:

        “Mueller and the FBI had to come up with a new rationale as to why the counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign was begun.”

        Zactly. They had to backfill. As in: your septic tank gets backed up so you pop it open and you muck around in the crap to find out what’s in there and you figure out your kid flushed his favorite bunny down the toilet so you dig out the whole thing and you disconnect the pipes and you pull out the bunny then you connect everything back up and put the cover back on… then you backfill. That’s what Mueller is doing. He’s backfilling a box full of crap.

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      • I agree wholeheartedly that Carter Page was and is still a Deep State asset and served as a surveillance “lamp post” in the Trump campaign for Team Hillary in the FBI/DOJ/CIA. He just waltzed through the campaign hierarchy while they watched recorded everything. It fits very well with how Page was treated after their cover was blown.

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        • Foxy says:

          Page, the benign, affable doofus.

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        • Rob says:

          And it begs the question, why exactly did SESSIONS hire Page? Was he directed to? By whom, Rosenstein?

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          • MVW says:

            Sessions has been THE Trojan Horse. Sessions is “THE INSURANCE POLICY.” Without him, this whole operation with Rosenstein, Mueller & 17 Theives would not have happened.

            Sessions is THE ASSET, the rest are bit parts…. No wonder Sessions looks like a nervous cat with the family canary feathers sticking out of his maw in Trump’s Cabinet meetings.

            So sad to see so many here defending that backstabber.

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          • Zippy says:

            “And it begs the question, why exactly did SESSIONS hire Page?”

            Don’t get it. Who says he did?

            https://www.timesunion.com/7day-state/article/N-Y-GOP-s-Cox-introduced-Carter-Page-to-Trump-12553410.php

            So it was no surprise that when a Naval Academy grad and aspiring foreign-policy player named Carter Page asked New York Republican Party Chairman Edward Cox to help him gain entrée to the Trump presidential campaign, Cox was only too happy to oblige.

            “I had no reason to question that he was anything other than a patriotic, loyal American who served in the armed forces and was doing what he thought was best for the country,” Cox said in a phone interview Monday. “That was the basis on which I forwarded” Page’s name to the Trump campaign.

            https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/the-mystery-of-trumps-man-in-moscow-214283

            Someone else told me that the Page connection was Rick Dearborn, Sessions’ chief of staff, who hired Page because Dearborn knew nothing about foreign policy but needed to put together a foreign policy staff for Trump’s Alexandria, Virginia, policy shop and he happened to know Page. But Dearborn wouldn’t return my calls, and someone who once worked for that policy shop told me it was neither Dearborn nor Burt, but campaign co-chair Sam Clovis who recruited Page. “If he was part of that original group of people, I can say with 70 percent confidence it was Sam Clovis,” this person told me.

            http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/03/exclusive-who-brought-carter-page-onto-the-trump-campaign/

            The former Donald Trump campaign adviser who is reportedly being investigated over ties to Russia was brought into the Trump orbit last March by Sam Clovis, the co-chairman of Trump’s campaign who now serves as White House adviser for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

            Two Trump campaign officials confirmed the Clovis connection to The Daily Caller on Friday.

            https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/03/sam-clovis-leaving-usda-518109

            Clovis had served as a co-chairman and policy adviser on the Trump campaign and later led the USDA beachhead team for the Trump transition, but ran into trouble when President Donald Trump nominated him to be USDA undersecretary for research, education and economics.

            Clovis withdrew his name from consideration in November — before the Senate Agriculture Committee could hold a confirmation hearing — after facing a torrent of criticism from Senate Democrats and environmental advocates. Clovis drew fire for his skepticism of climate science, past comments on issues like race and gender, and what critics on the left said was his lack of scientific credentials that are legally required for the position, which would also have had him serve as the department’s chief scientist.

            Clovis had endured criticism for months, but his withdrawal came shortly after he was swept up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign and the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russian interests. While serving on the campaign, Clovis had supervised George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser who struck a plea deal on charges he lied to FBI investigators about his communications with Russia-linked contacts. Clovis’ withdrawal followed shortly after news of Papadopoulos’ plea deal.

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      • Mike- I think you are really on to something! You say it was SESSIONS who appointed Carter Page to the Trump Team?? This is the first time I’ve heard that one. If true,, the ramifications and implications are troubling to say the least.

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        • farrier105 says:

          Sessions was appointed manager of some, or all, of the people on the “foreign policy advisers” list that GOP bigshots required Trump to produce. That was why Papadopoulos sent some emails to Sessions from London, which Sessions ignored. Carter Page was another one named as a “foreign policy adviser” that Sessions supervised as national security adviser to the campaign.

          “Finally, in late March, Mr. Trump presented his team, led by Jeff Sessions, the Alabama senator and future attorney general. Among the other five he named were Mr. Page and Mr. Papadopoulos, whom he described as “an energy and oil consultant, excellent guy.”

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        Mike,

        You put your finger on it. Page’s resume shows he has a large calibre intellect. When he has spoken publically, he says very little. He appears insulated. I wonder if he is an asset of multiple agencies?
        It does not add up that he is portrayed as a foreign agent after being an asset of the government close in time in another matter.
        He is quiet about it. Seems quite calm an self assured.
        Was he a knowing plant, or a dupe?
        The former seems more likely.

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      • Paul Killinger says:

        They needed a NAME of someone even remotely connected to the Trump campaign to facilitate their ability to “investigate.”

        They likely stumbled across Page during their illegal searches of the NSA database, similar to the way they came up with the wrong Michsel Cohen.

        And Page knew Russians alright, he was helping the NY FBI office prosecute them. My suspicion is the criminals in the FBI’s DC Hqs were so stupid they didn’t even know this at the time.

        In general I have a hard time believing these amateur perps were what one would call “master criminals.” Smart crooks wouldn’t have left THOUSANDS OF TEXT MESSAGES behind providing investigators a day-by-day roadmap to uncover their crimes..

        (The scary part being is these were the same idiots in charge of our nation’s counter intelligence operations for several years!)

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      • jbaustian says:

        Back in March 2016 the US Attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, identified someone as UCE-1 whose resume EXACTLY fits that of Carter Page as “an undercover FBI employee.”

        The FISA applications released in heavily redacted form last month confirm that Carter Page was UCE-1.

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    • WSB says:

      Orchastrated for $1000, Alex.

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    • farrier105 says:

      They even arrested him on an information rather than an indictment, then sealed the information. It is like they treated this as a counterintelligence arrest, not a criminal (collusion) arrest, Or is collusion a crime?

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  3. Blade says:

    Papadopoulos got $10,000 from Tawil. How does Tawil tie in to Mueller being the source of the money and/or a sting?

    Is it simply because of the arrest at the airport and assumption of it being a sting because of the way the arrest was done (with apparent assumption he would enter the country with the $10,000)?

    Mueller, well his team really, doesn’t have to be the source of the cash, they just need be aware of it. They are tied into DoJ and FBI and they are in turn tied in to Border/Customs by design. A phone call has him checked upon re-entry. Then, they have a bargaining chip to dangle in front of George, an issue they can make go away.

    As far as the source, if there is a spook or someone merely connected to spooks’r’us on the Mueller team a simple phone call can arrange something like this ( a pittance really ) in practically any country on the planet ( and this has nothing to do with who is running that particular country, be it Israel, Britain or yes, Russia ). I don’t see the evidence that Mueller himself is behind it, we can’t possibly know that yet especially with evil creatures like Weissman onboard who are quite capable of this on their own, but it does sound like something he would tacitly approve of given his past.

    The dirty little secret is that in the USA, prosecutors including Feds like the Attorney General and US Attorneys, as well as State Attorney Generals and county District Attorneys have vast unchecked power. They can easily hack, spy, wiretap, wire people, break down doors and do any damn thing they want with little effort at all. This one, $10,000 cash to a bit player, is romper room stuff. And when this isn’t sufficient they just have agents doctor 302’s to manufacture evidence. What a system. The real question is when will our A-Team of gaslighters in Congress, all good guys but mostly full of hot air, tack on some Amendments to legislation ( maybe the Defense bill coming up ) that bans agent handwritten 302’s and requires audio/video interviews, and rolls back prosecutor power by forbidding these Gestapo tactics and specifying hard time for felonies for all violations? The only time I want to see them kicking down doors and entrapping people is for dire national security operations. And the perps had better be spinning Uranium or breeding Plutonium behind those doors. Otherwise, no.

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Thanks, Blade.

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    • BetsBets says:

      Bongino talked about the arrest of PapaD on his show today. Said it was extremely unusual and almost never happens that someone would get arrested at 1:30am on a probably cause warrant. Bongino gives the other half of this set-up.

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    • WSB says:

      Indeed, Blade.

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    • starfcker says:

      I agree Blade. It’s unthinkable that FBI agents aren’t recording every interview. Writing 302s just invites corruption. A $100 cell phone has 16 megapixel capability, and these corruptocrats refuse to use them?

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    • Blade- EXCELLENT post. Many great points.

      Another thing that makes my head feel like exploding: while the FBI, CIA and the rest of these scumbags were completely focused on taking out our duly elected President Trump, who has been minding the store and protecting our Country and its Citizens from ACTUAL TERRORISTS, spies and assorted Bad Guys??

      In fact, it seems NO ONE is. Just look around at all the security breaches that are going on like the New Mexico terrorist in training compound.

      How much longer before Mueller and his Gestapo Goons are taken out with extreme prejudice? Our Country cannot survive much more of his Reign of Terror.

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    • Basil says:

      Not only is 10k an amount that needs to be declared upon entry, it is also the trigger for other tax and treasury regulations. I’ll also bet that if Pdop had asked his contact for less or protested that 10k was “too much,” they would have gotten him on the phony crime of “structuring” and likely money laundering as well.

      Nothing like a little money laundering to spice up an indictment, just ask Manafort.

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      • Y’all Know What Time It Is says:

        As an aside, why was Awan Imran’s spouse allowed to continue on her way to Pakistan when it was discovered, at the airport, that she was carrying $12,000 cash?

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    • rayvandune says:

      Prosecutorial misconduct can be and is being used by our enemies (internal and external) against us… oh, and ocasionally against criminals too. It is the rot in our system that enables all the dirty tricks that have become commonplace. The only thing more compromised than our national security system is our criminal justice system. If you elect enough Democrats for enough decades, this is what you get.

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    • KBR says:

      Blade,

      How many agents get killed in the process of kicking down doors?
      Yes I know they wear protective gear, move fast, shout that they are FBI or some such…

      But really.

      Criminals know they are going down, nothing to lose.

      Innocents would not believe that the shouter was telling the truth about being LEO and might likely open fire as soon as the door got hit. (That would probably be my reaction to such a ruckus, anyway: FBI? NO WAY, you cannot be telling the truth, and criminals lie all the time.) Sure I would be killed, but if some criminal gang (really could not be LEO) was beating in my door, I would have little chance of survival anyway so at least one of them would go to meet their maker before I did. Castle and self defense would be my plea in the HIGHER court, God knows.

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  4. maggiemoowho says:

    Is this the same ChalesTawil who was a contact for the CIA and FBI in South Africa back in 2006.

    https://www.wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06PRETORIA5018_a.html

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    • lastinillinois says:

      Boom

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    • Petrus Max says:

      Mueller is a white hat.

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      • lastinillinois says:

        Bob???

        Is that you???

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      • keithinmissouri says:

        Care to elaborate (or are you simply being sarcastic)?

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        • farrier105 says:

          No, some people believe Mueller is a white hat, or COULD be a white hat. If you follow this thread on Twitter, there is speculation that Mueller did this to make it public. I think they just tripped over themselves again, but other people see it differently.

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          • mutantbeast says:

            Whitey Bulkger BCCI Uranium One. Mule turds conduct in every one of those instances says nothing about being a :white hat” . His conduct with Manafort alone would make Beriya blush with jealousy.

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          • Zippy says:

            “some people believe Mueller is a white hat, or COULD be a white hat”

            Those people being among the nut-case QAnon believers and definitely not readers here or listeners to the Dan Bongino podcasts:

            Why Thousands Are Obsessed With A Nest Of Conspiracy Theories Called QAnon
            21 Aug 18

            http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/21/thousands-obsessed-nest-conspiracy-theories-called-qanon/

            The most salient belief Q followers drill down on in their analysis is that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not actually investigating President Trump and his team for Russia collusion — that’s just a cover for his secret investigation of Hillary Clinton. Every day, Trump is putting on a circus for the media, making himself look like a fool; but behind the scenes, he is playing a highly complex game of 4D chess to defeat the deep state and drain the swamp, and even the most studious Q believers can only hope to get an inkling about his strategies.

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    • Mike says:

      WOW!
      Heck of a catch maggie

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    • zimbalistjunior says:

      haha…an fbi/cia plot to assassinate zuma in south africa with poisoned clothes

      apparently they ran out exploding cigars/ castro style

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      • lastinillinois says:

        Measles blankets???

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      • CopperTop says:

        Wow great catch.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        What is FASCINATING here is to follow up on the relationship between Zuma and both Obama and Hillary. REMEMBER that Susan Rice, under Bill Clinton, is widely believed to have poisoned M.K.O. Abiola in Nigeria, since he died very soon after drinking tea she gave him.

        Now look at this – in 2011, while Gaddafi is still alive. Zuma REFUSES to meet with Michelle Obama.

        https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/michelle-obama/8589715/Jacob-Zuma-snubs-Michelle-Obama-during-First-Ladys-South-Africa-visit.html

        This part is key:

        Her visit to South Africa is aimed at advancing her international youth engagement agenda as well as highlighting Mr Obama’s support for “democracy, development and economic opportunities across Africa”.

        But it coincides with a cooling in relations between South Africa and the United States. Last week, President Jacob Zuma issued a sharp riposte to an appeal by Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, to African leaders to help remove Libya’s Col Muammar Gaddafi.

        We strongly believe that the (UN Security Council) resolution is being abused for regime change, political assassinations and foreign military occupation,” he told parliament the day after Mrs Clinton’s speech.

        The Mueller gang, the CIA, and the FBI were not trusted in Africa. And who moves in as a product of this KGB-ization of the CIA and FBI? CHINA.

        Scisssors – three bladed – all of them advancing evil socialism. When the US is as corrupt as Russia and China, it makes no difference who you deal with. This is why Trump is restoring the word of the President and the behavior of the agencies. But we REALLY do need to clean out the KGB-CIA. EVIL CLOWNS are a problem. I doubt that this stuff has stopped. Plenty of establishment corrupto-creeps still in CIA and FBI. Plenty of McCABIANS and BRENNANITES.

        Again – note that the “poisoned clothes” stuff was under BUSH 2 and Whitey Mueller. Plenty of time during Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2 for nasty narrative to have nobody in Africa trusting us by Obama.

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      • farrier105 says:

        The weird part was the FBI supplying the poisoned clothes, a bunch of lawyers and accountants with a wardrobe of poisoned clothes is hard to believe, but it is the FBI with the relationship with Oleg Deripaska.

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  5. Petrus Max says:

    Fascinating but hard to decode your writing under exhaustion.

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  6. Doppler says:

    A potentially important detail of this Nastya – Deripaska Liaison concerns Victoria Nuland, Dep Sec of State under Obama, part of the team identified feeding dossier disinfo from State to DOJ. She whose cellphone call plotting a coup in Ukraine included the distraction headline, “fuck the EU.”

    In last year’s Russia election, one of Putin’s also-ran challengers was a young media guy who put together a 25 minute video based on video Nastya had posted on Instagram, and made the subject of her book, How to seduce a billionaire. As if inadvertently, the video claims, Nastya captured a conversation among Deripaska, Nastya and a senior Kremlin administrator, during which Deripaska appeared to blame the administrator for bad US Russia relations, going back to a Russian whaling trip Noland supposedly went on with the administrator as a student (rape suggested?). There is a link and one (liberal) explanation here (subtitled): https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/02/escort-paul-manafort-sergey-prikhodko-nastya-rybka-oleg-deripaska/

    When the video was released, Putin promptly suppressed it. I’ve watched it a couple times, and am not sure what to make of it. 1) what it purports to be, an attack by a Putin opponent exposing the Manafort-Putin liaison? 2) disinformation from Putin designed to drive the American culture into further meltdown? 3) either of the above, with a personal knife in the back for Nuland ? 4) something entirely different.

    But one thing is clear: Deripaska had/has close relations with Putin, this senior Kremlin administrator, Manafort, Mueller, McCabe, and shared a lawyer with Christopher Steele. He put out $25M for Mueller-McCabe in their “off books” effort to rescue CIA/FBI guy Robert Levenson from Iran, and gets visa approvals in exchange, and he claims Manafort owes him a similar amount for a “failed business deal,” associated with Manafort’s work in Ukraine. He apparently has something of a business relationship with this Nastya character (think honey pot cultivation/stings).

    Billionaires don’t typically get swindled by law enforcement and lobbyist types. They more typically buy such people.

    So it’s possible this Putin oligarch bought influence over Manafort, Mueller, McCabe, and Steele, for a purpose serving himself and Putin.

    I’d be interested in the views of Sundance and the many Treepers who strive to understand these unusual developments. The connections among Nastya, Deripaska, Nuland are too strange to be ignored.

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    • L. E. Joiner says:

      But one thing is clear: Deripaska had/has close relations with Putin, this senior Kremlin administrator, Manafort, Mueller, McCabe, and shared a lawyer with Christopher Steele. He put out $25M for Mueller-McCabe in their “off books” effort to rescue CIA/FBI guy Robert Levenson from Iran, and gets visa approvals in exchange, and he claims Manafort owes him a similar amount for a “failed business deal,” associated with Manafort’s work in Ukraine. . .

      Wait a minute! We’ve got increasingly incestuous relationships among DoJ/FBI/CIA/State and various Russians, going back several years (when you add in Carter Page, and maybe Papadopolous). And then you’ve got similar contacts with British Intelligence (see here: https://disobedientmedia.com/2018/04/all-russiagate-roads-lead-to-london-as-evidence-emerges-of-joseph-mifsuds-links-to-uk-intelligence/ ), centering around the mysterious Josef Mifsud.

      Are we dealing, not just a DoJ/FBI/CIA cabal, but with an international conspiracy to stop Donald Trump from becoming President, and then to cover up the conspiracy by framing him for ‘collusion’ with the Russians—i.e. with the conspirators? It really begins to boggle the mind. /LEJ

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      I’m starting to think that Dirtypaska fakes innocence a lot better than most, and that American Democrat corruptoids fake their savoir faire a lot WORSE than they think they are. Thus, with both sides trying to out-fox the other, I’m calling Russia the victor here by TKO.

      The Americans thought they could use the Russians, and the Russians figured out a way to chump them in the process. Impressive. If the deal wins to beat Trump, the Russians are ingratiated to the American UniParty corruptoids. If the deal fails, the Russians own the UniParty. UniParty has only one way out – SCREAM “RUSSIA”. Projection is a requirement – not an option.

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  7. JX says:

    In my opinion nothing was proved.There’s nothing wrong with the cap or shadows.

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  8. franuche says:

    These corrupt fbi effers need to hang.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      MASSIVE cleanup is necessary. All Mueller and McCabe appointments and promotions are now suspect of being fundamentally structurally flawed, IMO. That is a LOT of people. How do you clean out an entire agency which has been trained to think toward a corrupt and criminal agenda by Whitey Mueller? Even the GOOD people have been trained unconsciously to NOT SEE PROBLEMS. YIKES.

      The FBI simply doesn’t SEEM to be the same organization it was in our youths. There is a reason for that. It ain’t the same.

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  9. Mike says:

    I would think everything Mueller’s crew does, spends money on, HAS to be documented.

    If the FBI provided the 10k, my guess would be that super agent Strzok, who seems to be involved in EVERYTHING dirty, was the bag man. As the counter “intelligence” number 2, and being a rat, he probably is more likely to have misappropriated the funds.

    Thanks Ziiggi and SD, a full days work for sure.

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    • lastinillinois says:

      Deripaska could’ve provided the 10k.

      Could’ve fallen out of his pocket at any time of day.

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    • jmclever says:

      They are so arrogant there are bound to be written notes somewhere.

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      • starfcker says:

        There could be written notes somewhere, it’s a shame they won’t give them the Congress or Judicial Watch. But then again, that strategy has a shelf life. Hi Jim, Hi Andy, and a warm welcome to our newest reader, John, since this is about the only place he can get information from now on.

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        • Sugarhillhardrock says:

          Nice shot, Star.
          John has his prayer rug for security, and that’s about it, now that his clearance has been pulled.
          Any lawyer advising him to sue better have a damn fine errors and omissions policy.

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        • jmclever says:

          That bit about Brennan having to get his info here was hilarious. But very likely he has some fellow travelers who keep him in the loop regardless of the lack of legality

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        • GloriaA says:

          Excellent hit.

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  10. jmclever says:

    If Mueller set Papadopoulos up, where did the $10K come from? Is there an FBI spy expense account? Petty cash? Or did he have to ask Mr. Deripaska to help a brutha out [again]?

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  11. jmclever says:

    On whose world is being handed $10,000 a regular thing?

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  12. Republicanvet91 says:

    I see no way the FBI was not aware of G-Pops being set up. Why else would they be waiting for him supposedly bringing in $10K? Why would the FBI be aware of some low level campaign volunteer getting $10K in Israel? Hell they cannot keep track of terrorists living openly in a filthy compound in the desert in New Mexico.

    The other thought I have…

    This is in no way a couple people implementing some scheme in a panic because they want to keep Trump from winning the election, or to remove him from office once he won. This was a scheme planned out among quite a number of bad actors and many foreign contacts, at many locations around the world.

    Who would have enough knowledge of so many foreign contacts to know they would carry out the scheme?

    Deripaska, Halper, Steele, Tawil, Ha’ivri, Downer. Then there is Simpson, Ohr, Ohr, Perkins Coie, McCabe, Strzok, Yates, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, and several others.

    I also believe Obama was directly involved in the setup of this given his claim of telling Putin to “cut it out”. It was mentioned a few times, then the media went silent until after the election. They knew what they were doing in setting up the media and the American public for lots of coverage of “Russian Collusion” after the election. Once the move was made, the dossier was written and leaks started.

    …if not for Rogers…

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    • 1hear2learn says:

      IMO, They would have gone after Trump with this crap if Trump would have lost the election too, to try and destroy him! Obama despised him for questioning his birth certificate, among Trump’s other criticisms of his administration. Had Trump not won…, I can’t even go there!

      We can never do enough to repay President Trump for what he risked to help the American people. Trump knows a lot after all his years dealing with these swamp creatures, but I don’t think even he knew at the time, the depths of their corruption, especially with intelligence community… just my opinion.

      God bless this man, our President, thank you sir. MAGA indeed!

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    • farrier105 says:

      I’ve said it before–This goes back to the National Security Council meeting in the WH just after Trump’s list of (faux) foreign policy advisers was made public. The names Carter Page and George Papadopoulos were on the list. Shortly after, they were singled out for the Mifsud-Halper treatment that ended with the handing over of the $10K in cash from yet another FBI/CIA asset. They were ALL assets.

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      “If not for Rogers..”
      And Clapper and company wanted Rogers fired for his trip to Trump tower and it’s SCIF on November 18.
      I wonder if DJT knew anything prior to that visit?

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  14. LibertyONE says:

    CONNECT the dots Twail, CIA contact for CIA in South Africa= BRENNAN.

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  15. Nigella says:

    Outrageous… What can be done?

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  16. joeknuckles says:

    Mueller needs to be put under oath.

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  17. keeler says:

    How many times has this little scam been run, and for how many decades?

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    • CopperTop says:

      If Christopher Steele’s reference to we/us pans out as Hakyult…then your first potential answer:

      “The dossier does not stand out as a unique document. Hakluyt seems to have used the same technique before. In 2002, they were contracted by Medusa Oil and Gas Limited to do some opposition research and dig-up dirt on a rival Czech company. Hakluyt, used UK government back channels to deliver a dossier style brief to the UK Ambassador in Prague and to the First Commercial Secretary at the British Embassy in Prague who was also a principal representative in the Czech Republic of British Trade Internation…” [source apelbaum, yaacov]

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      • deqwik2 says:

        Hakluyt has been mentioned in this but it hasn’t gotten that much attention.
        Julian Assange even pointed it out in a tweet.

        Downer, Halper & Dearlove are are involved in it.

        Christopher Steele & his partner Chris Burrows also met with Sir Richard Dearlove who was involved with Hakluyt & knows all the players such as Downer, Halper, Mifsud, plus others whose names have never come up. Dearlove also knows Andrew Wood who passed dossier to McCain.

        Dearlove is the one that gave advice to Steele & Burrows on how to get the info to the FBI.

        “In my opinion, it’s Sir Richard Dearlove who should be receiving the closest look.
        Dearlove – the former Head of MI6 – appears to be the one constant in the overseas connections. As far as I can tell, he knows every single player.”
        ….
        “He,(Dearlove), said he advised Steele and Burrows to work discreetly with a top British government official to pass along information to the FBI.”

        Timeline & links are also in this article.
        https://themarketswork.com/2018/05/20/sir-richard-dearlove-uk-intelligence-ties/

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  18. CopperTop says:

    Wouldn’t there been an Oconus Lures approval to track the money and the sting? Luring Papa from Greece while the drop was done in Greece I would think would involve Office of International Affairs. (Reminder…even countries we are friendly with want their government notified if we are going to use their soil to bring someone back to the US to face charges)

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  19. sysconfig says:

    If we could connect Chalupas Israeli contact Jonathan Schwartz, his Rome Contacts, Brett kimble the convicted bomber who worked with Codey and working with Ukrainians, I’ll wager you will find an FBI guy or two in there also. This is just too much to be happening at the same time by coincidence.Calling it operation crossfire was an understatement…this takes coordination and sophisticated command and control
    http://thepopulist.us/2017/07/dncs-operative-alexandra-chalupa-worked-with-bomber-kimberlin-to-prevent-trump-from-being-sworn-in/

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    • CopperTop says:

      Apelbaum has from a data standpoint honed in on Hakluyt kind of without saying it until he puts this in his comments section. His research puts Chalupa square within the following and has her in Otto’s State Dept Russia group…

      “The June 2016 start date of Steele’s contract with Fusion GPS is the start of the “billable” activity, not the beginning of the research. Steele and Simpson/Jacoby have been collaborating on Trump/Russia going back to 2009.

      Also, there is a large Hakluyt/Orbis ‘commercial intelligence’ network in the US that regularly services political and federal agencies and has the power to summon Nazgûls the likes of John Brennan. So Steele is not the new kid on the block, he has been doing this type of work long before 2016. This is also why he has such a cozy relationship with the brass at the DOJ and state.

      There are a few similarities between their dossiers, but also many differences between the plot lines. Steele, for example, doesn’t reference the one-eyed man from Istanbul as a source for the alleged sex episodes. He also fails to mention Shearer’s allegation that there are copies of the alleged movie in Bulgaria and Israel. This suggests that Shearer was probably the earlier source. It also fits Shearer’s extortionist/blackmailer style.

      Regarding how the information was written, stored, and exchanged, I prefer not to get into the sources and methods here.”

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      • Craig from Scotland says:

        @CopperTop

        Here is the FIFA dossier that Christopher Steele was involved with, subsequently described as unverifiable hearsay, gossip and rumour.
        Hakluyt mentioned para 4.4
        Steele is the ‘former’ MI6 officer noted at para 3.2

        http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/culture-media-and-sport-committee/the-2022-world-cup-bidding-process/written/15880.html

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        • CopperTop says:

          Craig…yep the and one. Even Halper adopted this kind of opposition tactics decades ago. Plenty of tutors in the world to develop soft coups. He’s dirty with Hakluyt if only by his GCHQ association.

          I still think it’s worthwhile to remember they thought HRC would win. Setting up Russia/Trump against a “Ukraine needs Hillary” narrative to save the day seems to be the ultimate state craft reason to prompt such underbellied tactics.

          HRC would accomplish her pet goals and give back to the liberal cause. Liberals were VERY concerned after Trump failed in his election bid that he was going to takeover media. If he could be disgraced or indicted post election while she was the Chief Executive – all the better to her and her swamp, corruptocrats etc. The media would have been desperate for her to do this.

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  20. NJF says:

    Damn, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up! !!!!

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  21. Troublemaker10 says:

    So in March 2016, Mifsud tells Papadopoulos the Russians have dirt on Hillary. In May 2016 Papadopoulos has a few drinks and mentions it to Aussie, Downer. Downer mentions it to U.S. Intel. Then in 2017, Tawil gives Papadopoulos $10,000 as a retainer on a consultant deal. And right after the FBI arrests him (likely FBI sting to give FBI leverage against Papadopolous).

    And then we find out Tawil was an FBI/CIA asset.

    Fits the pattern. All of the people who form the connection between Russia and the Trump campaign people targeted by Mueller are FBI or CIA informants or assets. What a coincidence.

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  22. Darklich says:

    I know it’s not entrapment so there should be a stronger word for shit like this. I hate these people so much it is really getting to me. I want the STHTF so patriots can get some good old fashioned justice

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  23. CopperTop says:

    Papa is still the most curious campaign staffer. He was probably relieved to be pinched. May not know the extent to which he was a willful participant to bring teeth to the Trump/Russia narrative.

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  24. mr.piddles says:

    It’s time to bring Rosencrantz in for some serious question-n-answer sessions. No pun intended. DOJ/FBI was a bunch of busy beavers summer 2017. Wonder what all the fuss was about? Why so busy, beavers? I mean full plate all the way around… gotta get that FISA warrant renewed… check!… sting operation on Little Paps… check!… secret memos to Mueller… check!… need a solid plan to hide the Strzok/Page shenanigans from Congress and the public… (ok work in progress)… These guys were earning their paychecks!

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  25. wheatietoo says:

    Thanks for the Update, Sundance.

    So this Charles Tawil character has a long history with Mueller and the FBI/CIA.
    I wonder what else he was involved in.

    Robert Swan Mueller is a very dirty guy.
    It is easy to see now, why there was virtually No Investigation into what really happened in Benghazi.

    I was just reading something that connects some other dots.
    The Original Post is a very interesting read:

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Ooops…sorry, I just posted the link and the whole thing posted instead.
      Sorry about that.

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    • So

      Look for a way this bunch got dirt on Jeff Sessions and how and why he put his hand in Trumps and ended up the lock on the DOJ door!

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    • farrier105 says:

      Well, Tawil is probably a Mossad asset, too, since an Israeli sent him to poor, hapless George.

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    • CopperTop says:

      Alright excuse me but Holy Sh$t!

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    • Covadonga says:

      Oh God – that’s a scary read. And the most frightening facts are the easiest to confirm.

      “Lisa Barsoomian”/Rod Rosenstein
      Melissa Hodgman/”Peter Strzok”
      Huma Abedin/Anthony Weiner
      Hillary Rodham/Bill Clinton (as she styled herself before Bill ran for president.)

      How many other sham marriages are there in government, all connected to the Clintons?

      All with the partners in complementary positions to advance/protect each other, all able to wring maximum benefit from the fire wall of spousal privilege, in case things go south, and they get called in to testify?

      Many connected to the CIA, some perhaps cover identities?

      All with different last names, so you are unlikely to realize they are “married”, if you do not move in Swamp society…

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  26. mr.piddles says:

    It just occurred to me how this whole Papadopoulos episode is. FBI/DOJ/CIA/GCHQ/LMNOP need to cover their tracks so they come up with some nonsense about a drunken confession with a Australian diplmoat. Australian diplomat says: didn’t happen. So they concoct this scheme to set the guy up with some shady $10,000 payment for God knows what. The plan is to arrest him at the airport with the 10 grand… BUT HE LEAVES IT IN GREECE. So they bring him into a tiny room, probably intimidate him with their shiny badges and guns, and probably ask him some questions that he can’t quite remember the answers to… like “Did you talk to the Australian diplomat about emails?!? Uh… no… I don’t think s… LIE! Ok.. I guess maybe there was something about… THEN YOU ADMIT YOU LIED! Ok… I guess I admit.. er.. can I get a drink of water or a Dr. Pepper? etc. etc.”. So they put his balls in a vice and for a year or whatever they try to get him to do… something. Do what? Make up some story about Russian Collusion? Yes, probably that. BUT HE NEVER MAKES UP ANY STORIES ABOUT RUSSIAN COLLUSION. So… what? The guy gets a month in jail for “lying”… and Mueller is like “well, can we at least get the 10 grand back?”.

    IS THIS THE BEST WE GOT?!?!? Holllyyyy ssshmoooleeeeyyyy. What a bunch of keystone cop f*ck ups that crew is. Seriously, THESE are the guys on OUR TEAM. Fantastic.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Pathetic. “How pathetic this whole Papadopoulos episode is”, is what I meant. Or pick a word. Asinine. Witless. Comical.

      It’s like a script from one of those zany crime comedies where there’s a group of inept gangsters who can’t figure out how to break into the safe and hijinks and hilarity ensues. Or they lock themselves in the safe. That’s a classic.

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    • Convert says:

      Seriously. Helps explain why we have jihadists setting up training camps and terror cells all over the place, while these lowlifes bribe each other, leak classified info to the press, and harass and spy on American citizens who have different political and religious beliefs.

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  27. Donna in Oregon says:

    Carter Page and Papadopoulos are both weird. Odd balls.

    I have always thought they were plants. Both have this weird foreign aura about them.

    There should be an upcoming RICO trial of corrupt muh Russia government officials…Fraudulent Entrapment..Implied malice.

    Carter Page is malice aforethought….he’s been a Russian stooge before. This wasn’t his first rodeo.

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  28. So all of these random guys, to the general public anyway who were never supposed to find out, who tipped off the U.S. govt. about these Americans (Papadop, Page, Manafort) working illegally with foreigners to elect our next POTUS, all turn out to be previous U.S. and western intelligence assets (Charles Tawil, Stefan Halper, Misfud, Deripaska and UK intelligence itself)!

    Uh, Judge…..

    Let’s not forget Downer, who is the one who asked for the meeting in order to come into contact with Papadop at the bar in London in the first place, a man he’d never met before so he could report to the FBI the concerning news about Russian “dirt” on his old friend Hillary.

    Oh what a tangled web we weave! An American jury or military tribunals can easily connect the dots in this conspiracy to steal an election from the American people then try and overthrow, in a coup, a duly, Constitutionally elected POTUS.

    I want nothing less than the death penalty for the top of the DOJ/FBI and CIA who orchestrated this. And, even though we know it’s true, if you can get the evidence, Barack Obama. They never would have tried to pull off such an audacious conspiracy and coup against this country without his okay.

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  29. Donna in Oregon says:

    So did the Israeli guy that gave Pop $10,000 come from Michael Cherney, the Russian-Israeli typcoon that was in business with Oleg Deripaska?

    Former Russian oligarchs battle over $500-million in New York’s courts

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/the-law-page/former-russian-oligarchs-battle-over-500-million-in-new-yorks-courts/article24359606/

    Mr. Cherney, 63, is said to have co-founded what later became UC Rusal, the world’s largest aluminum company, now presided over by prominent Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who helped bankroll the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

    The fight, between Montreal-based Russian businessman Alexander Gliklad and Russian-Israeli tycoon Michael Cherney, has produced hundreds of pages of filings in New York Supreme Court that reveal some of the freewheeling business practices that reined in the economic chaos after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    _____________________

    Look at these two beauties. Are these two part of the effort to harm our President?

    Businessman ‘boasted of killing US trader’
    Disputed court testimony tells of Michael Cherney’s links to Russian mafia
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/businessman-boasted-of-killing-us-trader-7942388.html

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  30. farrier105 says:

    A link to one of the Twitter threads:

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  31. pnj01 says:

    They tried to plant the $10K on him because he was one of just two avenues into the Trump Campaign and the false statements “case” they developed on him in January-February was weak in two ways:

    1) the “lie” was a mistake on dates; and

    2) the Feebs would have to expose all the resources (Halper, Mifsud, the Australian, etc.) they brought to bear on Papadopoulos for a weak case.

    So, by planting the money on him and having the agents ready to arrest him and find the money (and therefore a much easier crime to pin on him), they could finally have him over a barrel and ready to sing (or compose). Even Papadopoulos, though, head enough sense not to bring the money in and consequently, Bobby M and his prosecutors are looking like the Gang that Could Not Shoot Straight.

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  32. pnj01 says:

    The stupidest thing that has been done is putting Mueller and a bunch of prosecutors in charge of a counter-intel investigation. Sure, they have indicted a bunch of “Russians” but Deripaska and Putin can use the indictments to wipe their butts (or more likely their torturees butts and then faces) because an indictment of a spy is worth very little unless the spy is in the indicting country. And think of how the Russians have played with their “rights.” As in: “if I am a defendant, I have the same rights any other defendant has; so show me what you got.”

    Back during the Cold War, we did NOT indict Russian spies unless they were in country (think the now executed Rosenbergs). Back then, we had the common sense to put spies in charge of counter-intelligence, not lawyers. The only reason to put a lawyer in charge of a counter-intelligence investigation is the political one of trying to put together enough info for one’s political side to bring an impeachment to overthrow the President.

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  33. CopperTop says:

    Good article! http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/20/papers-saying-papadopoulos-lied-fbi-fbi-shows-either-also-lying-incompetent/

    Summary: Good argument that the Feds case that Papa’s 1/17 interview & lies caused them to ‘lose’ Mifsud is very flimsy. Article shows the Feds knew BEFORE papa interview the extent of Mifsud’s involvement. Authst states anything they needed could be found by google search. In fact Mifsud is the predicate on the whole Russia investigation they claim started after July 2016 if they lost him it has nothing to do with Papa. So again Mueller team lies to the court.

    Papa was poorly represented for sure & probably ever so thankful he left that 10K on foreign soil. He might be able to reverse his plea. Provided that 10K really stayed in Greece.

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  34. I think that when Papadopoulos handed his declaration form to the customs clerk, he and his form were seized immediately by the FBI. Therefore, he was seized before he went through customs.

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    • rayvandune says:

      Yes, as soon as they saw the “I am carrying $10k or more..” box on the customs declaration was not checked, they grabbed him! Then they had to charge him with something else real quick!

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    • CopperTop says:

      I thought in the case of US citizenship you can be detained by Customs but cannot be prevented from entering. If they find something they call the authorities. So your point is doubly correct. He was never detained by CBP. So someone in FBI knew the cash was not with him.

      Makes me wonder about that $3000 Halper gave him…

      Did the Feds observe Papa come in the US with the cash???

      Did they realize he had diverted from his usual pattern and get nervous and the agent standing by decide to execute the arrest?

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      • CopperTop says:

        Yeah…on further thought. That’s it.

        Something spooked the agent sitting on Papa and he decided to arrest without the dough. Wasn’t what they wanted but still the opportunity they needed to get another plea from a campaign staffer.

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  35. dawg says:

    Good God Almighty. You could combine every Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Ian Flemming spy novel ever created and it wouldn’t match this.

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    • Dogstar_K9 says:

      More like the Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight. This investigation only continues because of MSM and Deep State collusion.
      Half of these window lickers couldn’t tie their own GD shoes.

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  36. Beau Geste says:

    If crooked Mueller-comey-strozk-yates-Ohr et al can use illegitimately/illegally the US and foreign surveillance apparatus, it should be necessary to use it to uncover their nefarious activities. Sessions should get a FISA Warrand to investigate Mueller and his band of angry democrats. Each of them likely has authored many anti-Trump communications, like Strozk, Page , Ohr(s) . The planning and setup of their scheme (before and after the 2016 election) is likely recorded at the NSA, which vacuums everything.

    What is wrong with Sessions and the FISA Court? The FISA Court (which tries to escape the unconstitutionality of its secrecy by claiming to operate “honestly”) seems to be completely unconcerned and nonplussed. about being duped. An honest Justice Department and honest FISA Court would dig into this political treason. Unveiling NSA and eventually making public all records of Mueller and his merry band of haters is one way to get started. A FISA Warrant for Mueller and all his angry democrats is necessary.

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  37. Where the hell are forces of good in all this?
    If this is true, Popadopolous (as well as Flynn) should never be sentenced.
    Someone from the new non-corrupt portion of Trump’s DOJ / FBI should step in and blow the lid off this friggin’ disaster.

    Slightly off topic……I’ve been thinking lately that the president may be waiting until Mueller completely folds his tents and crawls out of town before the real heavy ordinance comes out. He’s in a strong enough position now I think that he doesn’t want to give the democrats & RINOs contingent any excuse to claim obstruction (again) by lowering the boom on the coup cabal until Mueller expends all his ammo.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      If the Federal Courts are honest, they should not accept “guilty pleas” made under extreme duress for purposes of extorting testimony. The whole fraud of entrapping Flynn by “dropping by to ask a few questions” and imposing personal bankruptcy with threats against his son should enrage an honest Judge. The Federal Courts should not be party to extortion schemes to suborn perjury or overcome the 5th amendment rights of the Constitution. Such Court-participating extortion is exactly the 5th and 6th Amendments were introduced into the Constitution, to prevent odious, oppressive and extortionate Star Chamber behavior of the court system. If the Courts go along with this without court intervention and evaluation, they are complicit in evil.

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  38. Tom R says:

    Playing Devil’s advocate here.

    How does Sundance know for certain Mueller is responsible for the sting operation against Papadopoulos? What if it was Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe and other corrupt FBI agents involved in the “silent coup” who ran the sting?

    The reason I point that out is because we know Papadopoulos was arrested on 27 July 2017 as he tried to enter the country. We don’t know the exact date, but we also know that Mueller fired Strzok from the SC Russia collusion team at some point in late July presumably after he was informed by Horowitz about Strzok’s anti-Trump text messages with Page. Maybe there is more to Strzok’s removal from the Mueller SC team that we are aware of?

    If Strzok was fired AFTER the Papadopoulos sting operation (sometime between 28-31 July), is it possible Strzok is really the person responsible for the sting operation much like he is also the one who falsified the 302 forms from the Flynn interview? If Strzok is the person who organized the sting operation then for all we know the FBI agents who arrested Papadopoulos were not actually affiliated with the Mueller SC investigation.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      One way to find out is for the Justice Department to get a FISA Warrant for all Mueller communications, and those of all his 17 angry democrats, from 2005 (the dates of the Papadop prosecution) forward to the present. This is all likely at NSA in Utah. It would pick up interaction of Mueller and his biased coterie with the clintons, the DNC, Derepaska and other Russians, as well, and could reveal why Mueller isn’t prosecuting the clinton-DNC-Russian collusion to affect the 2016 election.

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    • I should have read your post before I wrote mine below!!! We are on the same wave length my good man. I also think there is more than meets the eye.

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  39. Kent Clizbe says:

    Hmmmm…foreign collusion?

    Let’s ignore the elephant in the room, shall we?

    Shhhh….Israel!

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    • Covadonga says:

      Yeah, like the Israelis would really want anti-Semite Rodham, her MB-connected, Arab/Pakistani lesbian lover, and their grim band of winged monkeys back in the White House, vs. Trump, the strongest pro-Israeli president in history.

      If anti-Semites had a high enough IQ to realize that the rest of us weren’t born yesterday, I guess they wouldn’t be anti-Semites.

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  40. Zippy says:

    Dan Bongino pointed out in his recent Episode 788 show that the type of federal arrest of Papa-D, probable cause (PC), was EXTREMELY unusual since Feds are not on-the-beat cops. A PC arrest is what a cop on the beat does. This should be another clue that this was a setup.

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  41. disclaimer: I do NOT believe in GITMO, 3D chess, or Q.

    Excellent work by SD as usual. However, I will propose another conclusion for consideration. A brief timeline.

    Comey- Fired 5/9/2017
    Mueller Appointed 5/17/2017
    Pappy- Arrested 7/27/2017
    Chris Wray- Hired 8/1/2017

    What are we missing??? Andrew McCabe was the acting FBI Director from 5/10/17-7/31/17. So is this Pappy sting operation a Mueller operation??? I would submit it was either a Comey or McCabe operation based on the timeline and who is implicated in this sting. In fact, I would submit it is a McCabe operation as I believe he was largely running the small group. Comey always struck me as a figurehead who stayed out of the day to day stuff. McCabe got his hands dirty.

    Mueller also strikes me as a bit of a figurehead with Weissman running the day to day stuff on the SC/DOJ side. Now here is the money shot. Mueller has delayed Pappy’s sentencing for over one full year. Pappy is only copping to a minor charge. Pappy may only serve 30 days. Pappy has the stench of an IC asset swirling around him. With an added bonus of an IC asset/honeypot “wife”. So why would Mueller delay a minor sentence for one year??? If Mueller is a bad actor the smart move would to have Pappy sentenced shortly after his arrest, serve his time, and leave the US and disappear to Greece with his honeypot “wife”. Another option by bad actors would be a wet works team to clean up all these loose ends. Mueller’s delay of Pappy’s sentencing and leaks to Sara, Byron, Solomon, Fox, and the Daily Caller are coordinated. The longer Mueller delays, the more news the comes out about the strange case of Pappy. Is Mueller delaying the Pappy sentencing so the public can catch up to the fact the Pappy was set up? Is Mueller delaying the Flynn case so the public can catch up to the fact the Flynn was set up? Is Mueller actually setting up and bringing to light more evidence of Andrew Mccabes and the small groups dirty tactics??? Is Mueller buying time for people looking into Mccabe’s conduct as FBI director during this time. Mueller’s actions may not be dirty in this case…..

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    • I will add that this “arrest” occurred 4 days before Chris Wray assumed control of the FBI. Is that a coincidence??? Was someone panicking ??? What else was going on around this time frame??? Did certain FBI officials realize that they were under investigation??? How was activity being coordinated between the FBI DOJ and SC during this time?

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      • Beau Geste says:

        On the other hand, Mueller likely delayed because a 30 day sentence wasn’t likely to extort much anti-trump testimony. The Court (with some outside help) might have thrown it out for withholding exculpatory evidence, as has happened to previous scam prosecutions be Weissman et al. So perhaps Mueller’s scheme has been to raid, pressure, delay, bankrupt, threaten with the full power of the US Government, to get extorted testimony (eg, admitted thief and adulterer) Gates in his Ahab-like quest.

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    • CopperTop says:

      I think you are on the money. Have thought so for a long time. Papa’s status may not have been ‘willing’ but he seems to be self aware throughout. Leaving money in a foreign country for instance.

      I also think Glenn Simpson has already told Congress exactly who he was to the FBI/DOJ: That he was a subject of surveillance and a converted asset.

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  42. Dr.Jay says:

    And oddly enough PapaD was not very helpful, I wonder what may have caused that…

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    • Helpful to whom? The people in charge and giving the orders changed. Hillary lost! Comey/ Mccabe and about 2 dozen FBI/DOJ were out. Wray was in. Keep in mind by now, Trump/sessions/RR/Mueller all know what went down and who did it. They have all seen the docs. They all have classified clearances. We do not. How the f@ck can mueller continue a conspiracy if all the people in charge know what happened? And know the end game? POTUS45 and his team have seen everything. A long time ago. They missed their chance to get him out of office. Now its just a matter of time as to when Trump releases the disclosures.

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  43. CopperTop says:

    Anyone think Papa got himself arrested at customs because he figured it out and may have even recognized a Fed at the exit and a CBP agent who looked over the $ amount on the card a little too long and just said..

    “Arrest me or let me go cause I know what you all just pulled.”

    Can see it as his only chance if he didn’t have an attorneys office in mind to head to straight from the airport.

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    • Pappy’s safest option would to be safely in the hands of POTUS45 DOJ/FBI. And to be very very very public before a Johnny Wet Works team catches up to him. He was just following orders of a prior regime. Trump is POTUS, Comey was fired, Wray is about to assume control, and Misfud was on the run. Chris Steele went underground on Jan 2017. Pappy gets taken in, gets debriefed, and safely tells his story. How can Mueller take down Trump if Trump already knows the whole plot? And everyone involved in the plot is resigning, getting fired, or being investigated. The tooth paste is out of the tube. By the time Trump sent his “wiretap at TT” tweet, he had the whole story. The recount and the challenging of his electoral college vote (remember that. same day as susan rice cya letter) was their last chance.

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  44. Is it me or does Pappy’s wife seem Russian/Ukranian. I have many family members from the old country and her speech patterns, word emphasis, and tonality are off for Italian. She may speak or know Italian but when she speaks English an original Italian dialect is missing. The russian, eastern bloc, and slovic language is very gutteral and Italian sings. She is very gutteral. I had my Italian uncle listen to 2 youtube videos of her speaking English and Italian and all he said is, “Wow that hot russian girl can speak both English and Italian.”

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  45. Frank Garrett says:

    What about Millian as the ‘our guy’, the person who apparently offered Papadopoulos $30k/month for some yet to be uncovered reason, possible entrap dirt for the dossier. Millian has quite a history including apparently a close brush with the FBI regards to russian spy recruitment.

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  46. jaded9876 says:

    At what point does this whole phony investigation fall on itself?

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  47. kinthenorthwest says:

    Interesting
    Brennan Claims Didn’t Know Dossier Origin, Facing Investigation
    https://conservativedailypost.com/brennan-claims-didnt-know-dossier-origin/

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  48. Jimmy Jack says:

    George Webb has been exposing this for ages – this and more.

    Michael Cohen was likely planted on Trump by Mueller in 2007.

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  49. Brian Baker says:

    Entrapment and setting people up is a known M.O. for Mueller and his henchmen, as is his stubborn refusal to accept FBI criticism or acknowledge prosecutorial misconduct..
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wgbh.org/news/2017/10/17/silverglate-how-robert-mueller-tried-entrap-me%3f_amp=true

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