Lee Smith Outlines How FBI Used Allied Media to Become “Sources and Methods”…

Lee Smith has an excellent article for Real Clear Investigations where he outlines two strategic phases of the media and FBI/DOJ officials collaborating to create, and later defend, the ‘Trump Russia Narrative’.   It is well worth reading:

[Via Lee Smith] … RCI has found that the anti-Trump leaks fall into two broad categories, or phases. Initially the leaking was an offensive operation aimed at disrupting Trump’s agenda, especially through leaks alleging connections between his campaign and the Russians. Its early successes included leaks of highly classified material that led to the firing of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions from overseeing that probe.

The second phase – which began roughly a year into the Trump administration – has been more defensive, pushing back against congressional oversight committees that had uncovered irregularities in the FBI’s investigation of Trump. This phase has been marked by the willingness of press outlets to run stories backing off earlier reported leaks that proved to be deeply misleading – including the roots of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign and the relationship between Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr and the opposition research firm that produced a central document of that probe, the largely discredited “Steele dossier.” Continue reading

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215 Responses to Lee Smith Outlines How FBI Used Allied Media to Become “Sources and Methods”…

  1. wholland50 says:

    It is encouraging that Real Clear Politics is finally catching on. Hopefully they will push this article because they have a broad readership.

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    • USTerminator says:

      I don’t know why Trump’s family and other MAGA people do not start some alternative social media platforms similar to Twitter, Facebook, CableTV channel …. They certainly have money and know how. The hardest one in getting critical mass users which should not be too hard for PDJT to direct his followers and voters to. Just by tweet to MAGA site first before twitter will net ten of millions users. Platforms to compete with MSM and spread out the truth. This type of platform will last long after PDJT Administration and make sure MAGA agendas being continue for the future Republicans.

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      • Dr. X says:

        There IS an alternative – http://www.gabai.com

        That’s where are the Twitter and Freakbook refugees have moved.

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        • USTerminator says:

          It is just another website that no one ever heard of so that is not going to cut it. Donald Trump Jr should createsa platform like twitter and get PDJT and MAGA lawmakers and high profile actively uses and join discussion, announce real breaking news that no where else will have it first. Truly supercharge that even liberals must join to find out.I bet you can get 100 million users in short order.

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          • jmclever says:

            I think Gab is more influential than you realize as Facebook recently banned them for “hate speech.”

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          • gerkenstein says:

            Then all it would need is Trump’s promotion.
            Vet the people that run it. And if they are fair, support them. No need to reinvent the wheel.

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          • dd_sc says:

            Just have to start using it and tell your followers to check out your gab posts. Start migrating over.

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            • USTerminator says:

              The newspapers and magazines companies are dirt cheap these days. But the ownership is just transferred from one liberal to the others. Why don’t some MAGA conservative, not NeverTrumper, buys these companies and advocate for MAGA agenda. I would be willing to pay subscriptions to them even I probably have no need for it. We need mouthpieces to advocate our MAGA agenda for generations to come. We lost to the left agenda because we let them monopolize and brainwash population thru school, media, entertainment, immigration, political correctness… over last 50-60 years. Time to fight back using the left tactic. PDJT even with successful 2 terms will be over in another 6 years and if we don’t put MAGA agendas into political system permanently then the Marxists and Globalists just wait out Trump Administration. US will resume the downtrend and MAGA is just a bleep in history. We actually need a peaceful revolution to change our country direction permanently. The evolution is not going to cut it and come 2025 we all come here and complaint about same thing we complaint in 2016

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              • Nancy Steger says:

                Agreed! It’s a massive Marxist offensive that has created anti-American culture warriors out of citizens who have been indoctrinated through our schools, churches, etc., and massive propaganda campaigns from all types of media. The task of turning around this corruption and lawlessness seems insurmountable. If we don’t find a way to mount a powerful, coordinated defense against this subversion of the Republic, we will become the next godless, feudal society of servile peasants living the nasty, short and brutish lives of a Dark Ages hell on earth.

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        • Gab blocked the IP of my VPN service preventing me from reading there.

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        • Wayne says:

          https://gab.ai/ is the site just checked it.your site above sells watches…no shame no worries I have done the same thing

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      • Dr. X says:

        Correction – the web address is https://gab.ai/home

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        • wallitoff says:

          Create an alternative like Gab, so Google just decides you’re not allowed to use it:

          Twitter Alternative Gab.AI Blocked by Google – for Hate Speech
          https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/09/twitter-alternative-gab-ai-blocked-by-google-for-hate-speech/

          The left will not allow opposition to organize or express any dissenting viewpoints.

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          • Wall- BINGO. Right now Google, FB and T are more powerful in many ways than actual countries. They can change an election without anyone knowing and this has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.

            Our President Trump is doing something about the corrupt Injustice Dept. I hope and pray that he will be able to break up the Big 3 before they make it impossible for any Republican to get elected.

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            • cali says:

              @Deneca the Elder: Alex Jones – the Mossad agent – until recently discovered has worked with Trump’s opposition to set the template removing ALL Trump supporters from social media.
              It started with him – by intent and Reddit shut down all 70+ thousands MAGA supporters on their platform. Next is Facebook and Twitter. It is by design so don’t be so surprised.
              The recent Goggle recording provided to us didn’t just fall into our hands. It was by design to give us a heads up what they will do to assist the left in the 2018 election.

              Social media – Google, twatter and FB together with Reddit will shut all of you down if you use their platform.

              President Trump knows this as well as they will shut down his twitter account as well.

              Despite the demonizing of Jeff Sessions not only is he investigating Mueller and Rosenstein et all, shutting down the human trafficking and pedophiles, restoring law and order but he also is working on the illegality of the social media giants. It’s about anti-trust laws and more.
              Despite the constant attacks against this man he does what he was appointed to do.

              @Sundance: Please safe all your work in offline folders. They also will shut down your twitter account as well as others here who use that platform.

              In the meantime let me tell you that FISA works TWO ways!!!!! 🙂

              Our presidents side FISA’s are legal in their applications while all the FISAS during 2016/2017 were applied illegality using false accounts/reports etc..

              In the meantime the daily carpet bombing of news releases about their treason the deep state and rest of the swamp are in panic mode. Now they know that they too are under FISA approved wiretaps.

              Light creates chaos!
              Chaos creates desperation!
              Desperation creates mistakes!
              Mistakes create Panic!

              Let these seditionists and those guilty of treason do what they always do and don’t waste your time on them. They don’t deserve your time.

              Keep being informed by @Sundance and others like our president and his tweets and speeches/rallies, our small patriotic legislators and white hats throughout the land together with SaraCarter, Jon Solomon and few others.
              Our military intelligence is 470-strong and are 12 steps ahead so don’t panic!

              Lastly, the loud voices screaming are deeply evil people having committed deeply evil deeds in private – among themselves aided by social media and their platforms who helped them along. @Jack/Twitter created long string twitter handles for these people who are very ‘special’ where they in their privacy can access real team child rape, child pornography and human trafficking ergo his twatter will be destroyed and collapse under its own criminal activity.

              Keep your powder try and continue to support our president and his team. Most of all go out and vote. Most of all let these scheisters in the media tell their lies.

              The declassification of the 20 pages is pending as it is timed for the right moment to drop. Remember they all four signer swore to the accuracy and truth and signed these darn unlawful FISA’s.

              It will bring down the Hussein white house and their agents in media and DC!! 🙂

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            • Steve says:

              If we could break up Rockefeller and J P Morgan, men infinitely more powerful than the dweebs at Google and FB, then we can deal with the latter.

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            • Lactantius says:

              We have long been concerned with Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? The Roman poet Juvenile asks this in his “Satires.” Literally, it translates: “Who will guard the guards themselves?” Basic questions are often the most complex questions. This classic question tacitly addresses corruption. “Corruption” destroys trust. Corruption is nearly always subverting integrity for personal gain.

              Enforcing “moral standards” immediately brings charges of government interference and that leads to the “test” of whether there is a “compelling state interest” involved. At that point, what began in “mystery” is reduced to “politics” and then, all manner of subjective opinion is unleashed.

              Facecrooks, Gobble and Twister have undertaken the “righteous” job of guarding against speech they dislike or manipulating access to highlight speech of which they approve, etc. No one can alter what the “guards” (read: guardians) undertake to manipulate.

              Can these “Big 3” be broken up? They are not public utilities. They are consolidators of public opinion information which they acquire by “open” means. They are high tech profilers with algorithms which calculate the numbers and make determinations about your habits, beliefs, opinions and activities. They only have the information which you provide by interacting with them.

              If we invite the government to sort this out, do not forget that Schiff, Feinstein, Booker, Dingbat and Crook will be manipulating the process and the outcome.

              I don’t Twit of Faceslap. Globule irks me, but not too much, because I am sure they have long since written me off as a hopeless loser.

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      • Pete says:

        Right now, the Trump children are being accused of all sorts of conflicts of interest, how much more if they get involved in a social media platform that is ‘sympathetic’ to Pres Trump. They will be run out of town by these communists

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        • Julian says:

          They just need to open accounts on Gab.

          It’s very simple.

          I have a Gab. So should you.

          Daily Caller is on Gab for instance.

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          • Sugarhillhardrock says:

            Ok, here’s a question, who owns and created Gab?

            Some of us have advocated for years that anti trust actions need to be brought against these trade and speech restrainers.

            As for the, “private company, can’t regulate” argument please read the SCOTUS opinion in Marsh vs. Alabama. Where a private enterprise controls all aspects of commerce, it can not violate the 1st Amendment.

            Break up Google, Twitter, Facebook etc and fine them heavily for their selective censorship.

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            • cali says:

              @Sugarhillhardrop: Gab is owned by Microsoft!

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                • do a search, according to wikipedia Gab was created in August 2016[4] as an alternative to the popular social network Twitter. Gab is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based social networking service formerly based in Austin, Texas. was created as an alternative to Twitter and promotes itself as supporting free speech. It allows its users to read and write messages of up to 300 characters, called “gabs”. The site also offers multimedia functionality. Gab has been described as a platform for white supremacists and the alt-right. It is definitely not Microsoft

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              • Cali, according to wikipedia Gab was created in August 2016[4] as an alternative to the popular social network Twitter. Gab is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based social networking service formerly based in Austin, Texas. was created as an alternative to Twitter and promotes itself as supporting free speech. It allows its users to read and write messages of up to 300 characters, called “gabs”. The site also offers multimedia functionality. Gab has been described as a platform for white supremacists and the alt-right. It is definitely not Microsoft

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      • Deplorable Patriot says:

        It may not be needed.

        https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/09/doj-considers-breaking-up-big-tech.php

        If it’s out in the open like this, the work to do it is already done. Trump’s people are looking at breaking the virtual monopoly.

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        • Patriot- THANKS for posting that most excellent article! Surprised I hadn’t seen it as I follow this issue very closely. I think it may turn out that the Big 3 can be taken out on the basis of interfering and obstructing commerce.

          Just look at what they’re doing to people like Alex Jones, someone who’s not even that popular. Google et al are manipulating search on every level to the detriment of many people including those who engage in E-commerce.

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          • cali says:

            @Seneca the Elder: Also read the EO by president Trump about asset seizure of each and everyone having interfered in the 2016 election domestic and abroad.

            That includes Google, FB, Twitter.

            Again the Google recording released by Breitbart was by design to give us a heads up!

            FISA works both ways! 🙂

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        • USTerminator says:

          My father used to tell me. If you want to do it right, do it yourself. Sundance usually said on other topic, if you grow apple tree on someone yard then don’t surprise that you will pay for apple someday. ‘Nuff said

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        • twingirls (@twingirls49) says:

          That’s why these media outlets, including tech, are desperate that Dems win the midterms. If they can win the House then the investigation will stop. I don’t like my Rep but I’m going to hold my nose and vote for her.

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    • MelH says:

      If that Real Clear Politics article were as good as several WordPress blogs on the same topic, it would help explain the situation, rather than confuse any novice to the situation with names and theories. Hardly anyone mentions WHY Carter Page was chosen and the classification of the FISA’ that gave the Left clearance to surveil everyone associated with Trump, his family, friends and Administration. It could happen to ANY of us.

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      • Remember that an equally important reason for FISA warrant was to legalize all previous illegal 702 database queries on Trumpworld. The FISA warrant is retroactive.

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        • Bogeyfree says:

          But the real question is just how many 702 illegal queries occurred from 2008-2015 before this whole PT frame job?

          If they were willing to spy on Trump, who else and were they willing to spy on?

          IMO that may be the next big scandal.

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          • Ken says:

            My money is on that ALL Republican candidates (Rubio, Jeb Bush, Cruz, et. al.) were illegally monitored. I hope that, if this suspicion is true, we eventually find out.

            Vote Repub in November!!! Each of us need to pull along several other Repub voters, too. Get your spouse, your adult kids, your neighbors– everyone you can that votes Red to do so.

            As Sundance would say, there are TRILLIONS at stake. Some small portion of those trillions are our own money…

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            • G. Alistar says:

              Yes, yes….and it Helps me understand “why” Sessions, Wray and Trump Administration people are resisting the release of this type of info- just does not make sense….UNLESS,
              there is criminal activity that will be revealed which implicate some very
              important Republicans too. Why would any conservative care IF we find out about
              criminal activity on the part Obama, Comey, McCabe, etc ? In fact, it would
              be encouraged if it brings to light corruption by Obama’s Administration.
              It does not make sense that they are embarrassed with “sources and
              methods” either as the whole world knows about the circular pattern of
              leaking dossier info to the media, then using it to justify a FISA spy
              operation on Trump. DOJ/FBI stonewalling only makes sense IF (1) we assume
              that Sessions, Wray and other Trump political appointees are all democrat
              sympathizers (no way) or (2) they are protecting something else. Like the
              very lovely (and smart) Miss Attkisson’s mentions: twenty years of
              corruption which POTENTIALLY implicates former POTUS, Senators, House
              members BOTH parties), federal judges or SCOTUS justices, ambassadors,cabinet members, allied head of state, who else? Maybe this partially explains to exodus OUT
              of Congress? The whole enchilada!

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          • dd_sc says:

            That is THE scandal – the surveillance state Snowden warned about. Just how long has this been going – and is it still going on.

            Think of all the other information they can be collecting with two hops from the subject. That is a lot of insider information if the subject is in contact with Wall Street banker types.

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        • Sugarhillhardrock says:

          Damn straight, Bear.

          Its so much fun watching these ass clowns twist in the wind. They are caught and there will be no escape.

          When we learn what Admiral Rogers knows, all the doors of hell are going to yawn open on the bastards and bitches who did these crimes.

          I will love revelling in their exquisite agony.

          I have no empathy for any of them.

          They need to be tried, then dispatched with. God can sort their soul’s out at that point.

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        • Steve says:

          Bear, don’t forget that Trump can go all retrospective too! As with everything AWEP (America’s Worst Ever President) did, it will rebound on his and his followers’ heads.

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        • MelH says:

          YES, and where do you see that ever included in the discussions by the MSM? Or even by journalists on our side? That infuriates me because it is soooo important the novice public know THEY could be next.

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      • falcon Koch says:

        Try reading properly; the name of the web site is; Real Clear Investigations. Got it now!!!!

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      • jmclever says:

        The RCI article is aimed at the complicit media part of the coup. One article.trying to explain the whole thing is impossible. It’s a very good article to help people see how the MSM has manipulated public opinion against then candidate Trump and to influence the election in favor of HRC and now works to cover up the election interference.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Yes, the article is ok as far as it goes, but it hardly does justice the history of Page or–one of my “favorite” people–the ubiquitous Oleg Deripaska, both of whom have been very cooperative with U.S. intelligence services in the past.

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      • dd_sc says:

        Why Page? One possibility, he’s a doofus with Russian contacts who had helped the FBI in the past. It would have been to manufacture evidence that he had become a double agent and get the warrant.

        I would like to know who put him in contact with the Trump campaign.

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  2. Avi says:

    the actions of the FBI is an absolute disgrace possibly beyond salvage.

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    • billrla says:

      Avi: Possibly?

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    • MelH says:

      And yet several articles and Commenters on Social Media have said “the Justice Department needs to investigate Rosenstein and Wray,” I guess not realizing they ARE the Justice Department.

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      • Julian says:

        They are Trump men. Why do they need to be investigated?

        Trump appointed them to Drain the Swamp after careful consideration.

        No point firing Comey to replace him with another Swamp Creature!

        LOL. Seriously.

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        • G. Alistar says:

          Corrupt Republicans too or they are waiting for SCOTUS nom vote or for full impact on the 2018 election? Any or all three reasons….perhaps more?

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    • Julian says:

      At least Trump quickly fired Comey and has sent his own man Wray into Drain the FBI Swamp!

      #MAGA

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      • dd_sc says:

        Wray isn’t Trump’s man per se. Swamp critters in the Senate – particularly McCain – said he was the guy they would support during confirmation.

        Running issue with the Trump administration. He has a very small pool of people to draw from to begin with, and needs swamp RINO support for confirmation. Unfortunately, not going to see the likes of Kris Kobach getting confirmed as AG or FBI director.

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      • Abel says:

        No Julian,

        Wray is bad. Covering up and protecting the deep state and crooks at the fbi.
        Wray was a terrible selection, but who knows what parameters trump is handcuffed with.

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      • Ken says:

        What fun you are having at our nation’s expense!

        Clearly, Trump relied on GOPe to assist with placement of many of the thousands of positions that needed to be filled. Trump himself focused on the cabinet roles, some of which already have not turned out well.

        He made plenty of mistakes. But, relying on the establishment to recommend names that Trump likely did not personally know or that are now clearly not MAGA, was a huge mistake. It’s going to take time to work these swampers out, including Wray.

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  3. tav says:

    Once upon a time the FBI fought organized crime. Then the FBI became organized crime.

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    • Psycho Monkee says:

      ^^^THIS^^^ +DAMN COLD ANGER

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    • Tall Texan says:

      Respectfully, when have the FBI and its silent, complicit agents not been organized crime? They work in an HQ named after J. Edgar Hoover and have no sense of the inappropriateness of that. Their 2016-17 “shenanigans” representend another series of illicit actions in an atrocious history of frame jobs and lawlessness.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Yes, he was complicit in the prosecution and conviction of individuals he knew were not guilty. Their subsequent exoneration (one of them died in prison) and resulting lawsuits cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. Muller has a history of this sort of thing. I wouldn’t believe this guy if he said it gets dark at night.

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    • Well, FBI Deputy Director Mark Ffelt (aka Deep Throat) obstructed justice by not informing DOJ and Cngressional oversight of Watergate crimes. He withheld the evidence until Nixon passed him over to replace J Edgar Hoover. Then Felt got his revenge on Nixon by slowly leaking to naive cub reporters Woodward and Bernstein.

      In Filegate, Hillary had two hundred FBI dossiers on former Bush/Reagan admin staffers and other potential opponents. Her assistant was convicted and she walked. The whole FBI organization has always been rotten. Good people work there and they do good things, but the place should be shut down and its responsibilities scattered to other agencies.

      Even liberal Time Magazine in May 2018 recognized systemic sloppiness and arrogance of the FBI, across regions and years. Time blames the addition of Counterterrorism duties (but goes easy on then-Director Mueller): http://time.com/5264153/the-fbi-is-in-crisis-and-america-is-paying-the-price/

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      • WSB says:

        Not sure how much of ‘cub’ can be used for Woodward and Bernstein.

        Woodward was from Naval Intelligence, and Bernstein was from a Communist family.

        Even Wikipoo agrees:

        “Two years after leaving ABC News, Bernstein released the book Loyalties: A Son’s Memoir, in which he revealed that his parents had been members of the Communist Party of America. The assertion shocked some because even J. Edgar Hoover had tried and been unable to prove that Bernstein’s parents had been party members.”

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    • Zabadak says:

      Like! Where are the so called “rank and file”, those that go to work everyday and do their jobs honorably? I call BS on them. How can they all be watching all of this going on and stay silent unless many of them are in lockstep with their masters.

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      • Zab – PREACH IT. I am so sick of Sean and some of the others, prefacing every story with the cop out that this isn’t about the hardworking men and women of the FBI, etc. the so called rank and file. Total BS.

        The hell with all of them! THEY are responsible for the coup and civil war that are now going on. Notice that I no longer use the word “attempted.”

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        • Zabadak says:

          Seneca: It’s not only the FBI. CIA, DOJ, and those in the State Dept. and no doubt others. They are all guilty to some degree. How many raised their right hand, placed their left hand on the Holy Bible and swore THE OATH? Means nothing to them!!!!Spit!!!!!!!

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        • TigerBear says:

          “The hell with all of them! THEY are responsible for the coup and civil war that are now going on. Notice that I no longer use the word “attempted.”

          EXACTLY!! 👍🏽👍🏽

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        • Ken says:

          Though it might be BS, by sticking with this approach, Hannity and other true investigators/reporters are hoping that someone from within the FBI preserves the incriminating data. If everyone throws the entire FBI out at the beginning, the chances of finding a whistleblower are decreased.

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      • Tall Texan says:

        The proper term for the criminal fraternity of FBI agents is the “rank and vile”…

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  4. tav says:

    How would Mark Twain put it? Oh yes, I know. Suppose I was a criminal and then suppose I worked for the FBI. But then I repeat myself.

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  5. tav says:

    See the FBI’s star fall from the sky
    Every dream it ever spun was a lie
    Here’s the one bitter lesson of the FBI’s recent history
    It’s soul should no longer remain a mystery
    So many stories to rearrange
    What reality is reveling becomes ever more strange
    And it has so many false faces
    Any truth left in it erases
    With the avalanche of all those lies
    Dancing in its evermore criminal eyes!

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  6. MM says:

    My head is spinning………..
    My anger is turning from cold to boiling…

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  7. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “Lee Smith has an excellent article for Real Clear Investigations ”

    I love the close up photograph of the dripping faucet at the top of the page!

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  8. tav says:

    I doubt even Diogenes could find an honest person at the FBI or DOJ. He would probably have better luck checking out the Mafia.

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    • SalixVeridi says:

      Actually I’m sure there are honest people in the FBI. The problem is fear. Fear of repercussions, fear of losing their salaries, fear of losing their benefits, fear of their kids becoming targets, etc….

      It is VERY difficult for an honest person to come forward. While we can argue that they SHOULD, COULD is another story for many of them.

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      • Tall Texan says:

        Right, they need to protect snd serve tbat generous gubmint salary and ridiculously generous pension instead of protecting and serving the truth and we the people who pay for their salary and pension. Spare us all, please.

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      • MelH says:

        Am i the only one who boils at the notion there ARE honest people in the FBI? When the LEADERS are all crooks, why should we think they led a bunch of honest people? There are MANY ways to whistle-blow and still stay protected.

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        • I don’t think I have ever seen a federal whistleblower walk away unharmed and had the problem corrected. We can thank the IG system and FBI for that. The primary job of the Inspector General is to protect the agency while isolating and silencing the offender and the whistleblower. Equally! Actually fixing the corruption is way down on their busy list.

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      • TigerBear says:

        You mentioned alot of personal fears…….yet…..I FEAR these so called honest people, as they’re allowing AMERICA to be destroyed to protect their own personal interests. Guess sacrificing the Country is far better than actually stepping up to save it, as then they lose their money, careers ect. When America has fallen where will all these oh so honest folks go??? 🙄

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    • tav – you’re on a roll today!

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  9. mr.piddles says:

    “This phase has been marked by the willingness of press outlets to run stories backing off earlier reported leaks that proved to be deeply misleading”

    I think the relationship is deeper than “willingness”. Perhaps in some cases, but in others seems to be part of an overall strategy embraced by the big media outlets. 90% negative coverage is no accident. See New York Times and others recycling the same old suggestive articles based on anonymous sources, as well, while entirely ignoring other aspects of the overall episode. “Little-known Bruce Ohr”, for example.

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  10. MAGADJT says:

    Anyone else watch Hannity tonight? DeGenova was on, and he is just flat out saying (with confidence and without ambiguity) that all these folks are going down. He has been saying stuff like this increasingly over the past 10 days or so.

    Prior to that, he was just raging against the machine like we all do. I know he has to have high level contacts, makes me think he may know something. Again, his confidence when he says these things is palpable.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Yes, I too have noticed DiGenova’s assertiveness advancing to “the next level” when he speaks of this scandal, for a week or more.

      …his confidence when he says these things is palpable.

      And our elation at seeing justice finally being served is palpable as well.

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    • V says:

      Love Joe DiGenova!
      Here’s a partial transcript:

      DiGenova: “…We do know from the texts revealed by Strzok and Page yesterday, that we now are at a different place. The walls are closing in. But they’re not closing in on the President. They’re closing in on the FBI and the Dept of Justice under Pres. Obama. Those text messages by Strzok and Page which reveal an illegal media strategy to illegally and criminally release FISA warrant information and name a US citizen whose information they gave to the New York Times is a criminal offense and by mentioning Carter Page, they have now created massive civil liability for everybody involved in revealing Carter Page’s name, including themselves, James Baker, the former FBI General Counsel, Priestap, everybody in the chain of command. In addition, the reporters for the New York Times have no privileges now. They, also, can be sued by Carter Page, because although they may have been legally able to accept information, by publishing it they revealed classified information that smeared Carter Page. Mr. Page is going to be a very wealthy man.”

      [My note – Carlos Slimes – or current shareholders – may very well close down New York Slimes before it reaches their pockets and legal liability. He’s been selling off in August and December 2017 and into 2018. As of April he still had 14.6% stake.]

      Re a grand jury looking into McCabe and also FISA abuses:

      “We don’t know whether it’s Huber or the National Security Division at the Justice Department. The best information is that it is the National Security Division at the Justice Department. They were looking at –” [Hannity interrupts.]

      Re Rosenstein:

      “He said: I am relieved that I have been relieved of responsibilities involving that area.
      That is FISA. The reason he has been relieved of those duties is that there is a criminal investigation as you just mentioned involving McCabe and Strzok and Baker. And nobody knows who is ultimately responsible for all of this and so –” [Hannity interrupts]

      Hannity: What about McCabe and Comey?

      DiGenova: “There’s no doubt – no, they’re all involved. They’re going down. … James Comey, Strzok, McCabe, they’re all going down on the FISA warrant stuff. That’s just not even an open question anymore.”

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    • Steve says:

      Here’s a possible scenario: The reps hold their gains in Nov; DJT then declassifies (unless Mueller tries a MOAB before the elections, in which case, he declassifies in Oct); DJT sacks the entire top/middle layers of the FBI/DOJ; sealed indictments become unsealed; military tribunals and the EO come into effect Jan 2019; Around Feb 2019, Gitmo residents start to complain of overcrowding. Well, I can dream, can’t I?

      No, seriously, anyone who knows how DJT operates, KNOWS that he isn’t going to let this go. Looks like he’s gritting his teeth right now, just doing his job superbly and making sure SCOTUS is sewn up. Then, he will act.

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  11. cripto says:

    Mr Smith’s last paragraph is the money shot. Let’s hope it all ends here. Not a precedent, but a warning.

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    • Burnt Toast says:

      That is one point that President Trump can use to bury everyone – we are going to prosecute the perps in this conspiracy, they are going to fight it all the way to the Supreme Court, and they will lose and spend the rest of their lives in prison… because if they do not lose, their Party will be receiving the same treatment and never win an election again.

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      • All In for MAGA says:

        Supreme court not necessary–these trials will be military, under the EO Trump issued that takes affect January, 2019.

        Why did Lindsey Graham question Kavanaugh about military law vs. civil law at the confirmation hearings? That was a clear signal of what is coming.

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      • Steve says:

        True, BT, but it’s good to have the SCOTUS on the side of Good anyway! You, know: icing on the cake kind thing!

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  12. mr.piddles says:

    “But the Feb. 9 Post story is especially telling because one of its reporters was Adam Entous – who was also a co-author of the recent New Yorker article dismissing the idea of a leak campaign coordinated between Obama-era officials and the press as a “conspiracy theory.””

    A bet a cruller that Adam Entous is one of the five journalists named in the Wolfe indictment. He doth protest too much.

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  13. mr.piddles says:

    “And anti-Trump officials continue to dig in, pre-emptively leaking information about CIA and FBI Russia-related operations that appears to combine classified intelligence with some degree of fiction intended to obscure wrongdoings.”

    Ahh.. the ol’ Meta Disinformation Campaign. Disinformation about disinformation. Too bad for them they’re not really good at it. They might have fooled us.

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  14. mr.piddles says:

    “It’s not hard to imagine it happening again, regardless of who the next president is, and regardless of party.”

    Funny thing happens when people go to jail. Other people take notice.

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    • Burnt Toast says:

      What does he mean by “the next president”?

      This party should already be started.

      Feinstein should be told as casually as could be, exactly where she received that ‘hot tip’ about certain events 40 years ago. Or when she made it up… And don’t forget to say good morning and good night everyday to your personal NSA team. If you are nice they willl restock you fridge without even having to send them your grocery list.

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  15. Convert says:

    This is an excellent summary, detailed just enough that the masses might comprehend it. Now if there was only some way to get all the Independents to read it. They would be amazed and appalled, as we are. I hope all the conservatives on Twitter and Facebook share this like crazy!

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  16. mr.piddles says:

    Once again, disappointed that nobody is mentioning Page and Strzok working Devlin Barrett during the HRC investigation. Seems to be a thing with that crew.

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    • Trump is the one who’s driving this investigative bus. I think he first wants to pick up the ones who harmed him and his family. Then he will swing back around for Hillary and her baggage. The whole thing is so big it will take years, and we’ll never get to the bottom of it.

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  17. SR says:

    After seeing today Joe D interview on Hannity , I cannot wait MOAB after SCOTUS vote. That will be killing for democrats in midterm and maybe Obama too.

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  18. Bullseye says:

    So all the dems meet the following day post election at dnc headquarters and hatch the big lie. Hillary pushed and pushed this narrative endlessly knowing it’s a total lie and a fraud. What did she think they were going to remove PTrump and she would just jump in there and become president ?? It’s so pathetic.
    They all need to hang

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  19. Concerned says:

    Please note: that I like the report from Lee Smith but, we now know that Steele was an active MI6 agent while constructing the Dossier and after. So, the following are only two examples, of what I believe to be and important tone change in the article.

    Extract from the reference article by Lee Smith:
    “Washington newsrooms. Yahoo News and Mother Jones published articles based on Steele’s briefings”.

    Replace with:
    I would like to rewrite just this short portion of the referenced article based on some recent information: Washington newsrooms. Yahoo News and Mother Jones published articles based on briefings from an active MI6 agent, Steele”.

    Extract from the reference article by Lee Smith:
    “and a Yahoo News article based on Steele’s reports, to obtain a warrant to spy on Page weeks before the election.”

    Replace with:
    and a Yahoo News article based on an active MI6 agent, Steele reports, to obtain a warrant to spy on Page weeks before the election.

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    • Craig from Scotland says:

      @Concerned

      Agree with your comments. I would suggest on a contractor basis and I think he would also have to formally register or at least check in with both UK/U.S. authorities when visiting U.S., I would guess that’s part of the FBI source protocol.
      Also, Pablo Miller LinkedIn profile listed as UK Gov consultant.

      See the link to UK court appeal docs;
      Page 1 – Second Respondent Julian Blake (instructed by GLD) for the FCO (as intervenor)
      Page 15 – The FCO’s intervention may need to be addressed in the light of my judgment, but I release this aspect to the Senior Master.

      FCO is UK Gov Foreign and Commonwealth Office who control and operate MI6.

      https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/buzzfeed-v-gubarev-and-steele-judgment.pdf

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      • V says:

        I wonder if Steele and Pablo Miller get nightmares over Litvinenko and Skripal.

        LITVINENKO:

        “…the murder of the dissident, Alexander Litvinenko, in London in 2006. Russia was blamed for Litvinenko’s polonium poisoning, following an investigation led by none other than Christopher Steele who was his handler in MI6. Barril says the name of this operation is “Operation Beluga.” ”

        https://www.businessinsider.com/christopher-steele-bio-trump-russia-dossier-author-spy-2018-2?r=UK&IR=T
        5 March 2018

        “In 2006, Steele became the case officer looking into the death of ex-FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko, who had defected to Britain. It was Steele himself who eventually determined that the Russian state poisoned Litvinenko.”

        LITVINENKO – SKRIPAL – STEELE – PABLO MILLER

        https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5762307/russian-spy-sergei-skripal-mi6-alexander-litvinenko/
        9 March 2018
        “MI6 LINKS TO MURDERED SPY Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal’s MI6 ‘handler’ had ties to Alexander Litvinenko

        The MI6 officer, who cannot be named for his own safety, is also said to have worked alongside former officer Christopher Steele who fled his home last year after links to the Russia dossier”

        “STRICKEN Russian spy Sergei Skripal’s MI6 handler [Pablo Miller] had ties to nuked spook Alexander Litvinenko.

        The British intelligence officer [Pablo Miller] , who cannot be named for his own safety, was the “Englishman in the tweed suit” who often met Skripal in Salisbury’s Cote Brasserie.”

        “Skripal, 66, was first recruited as a British asset alongside several other Russians in 1995 – with one claiming he was personally introduced to the MI6 man [Pablo Miller] by Litvinenko.

        Major Vyacheslav Zharko said Litvinenko, poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 in 2006, and exiled tycoon Boris Berezovsky had put him in touch with UK agents.

        He later handed himself into Russian officials after learning how ex-FSB officer Andrei Lugovoi had targeted Litvinenko.

        Skripal’s handler had also allegedly done work for the UK security consultancy firm [Orbis] whose boss [Christopher Steele] drew up a dossier on US President Donald Trump’s dealings with Russia.”

        “The Daily Telegraph said the handler [Pablo Miller] listed himself on LinkedIn as a consultant for Orbis Business Intelligence, run by ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele, sparking claims Skripal may have played a part in the dossier.

        ________

        SKRIPAL AS A SOURCE FOR DOSSIER:

        https://spectator.org/big-dots-do-they-connect/
        6-28-18

        Title: More on the world of Christopher Steele and Russian agents, poisoned and un poisoned.

        ________

        Perhaps these ex Russian spies like Skripal and Litvinenko realized how they fell into the spider’s web after defecting as they were being used to propagate falsehoods – then both suffered “Russian” poisoning, as determined by Steele.

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        • V says:

          https://spectator.org/nellie-ohr-woman-in-the-middle/

          “… FSB defector Alexander Litvinenko (poisoned in 2006 by polonium almost certainly on Putin’s orders) and his 2005 claims that Russian intelligence trained Ayman al-Zawaheri in 1998, before Zawaheri penetrated and later became head of Al Qaeda by 2011?”

          Hmmmmm – Litvinenko, like Skripal, had connection to Steele. What if MI6 got Litvinenko to lie about al-Zawaheri like Skripal lied in the Dossier, to cover up western intel’s culpability for terrorism and perhaps even 9/11. Both poisoned and made to look like it was on Putin’s orders.

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          • V says:

            STEELE – DERIPASKA – PUTIN

            Something that doesn’t make sense:
            If Steele is so anti-Putin, why would so-called close friend of Putin, Deripaska, be hiring Steele?

            In this video it looks more like Deripaska is subservient to Putin, not of the same caliber as Putin. And now, because of Deripaska, there are sanctions on companies controlled by him, to the detriment of perhaps thousands of Russian workers, whom it seems in this video were being shafted back then by Deripaska.

            Published 5 March 2014

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        • V- EXCELLENT WORK, thanks for posting.

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      • Concerned says:

        Based on your comment “FCO is UK Gov Foreign and Commonwealth Office who control and operate MI6.” the following extract must be a lie? To all the lawyers, how does a bold face lie affect the rest of the document or any findings?

        Mr Steele, a former civil servant with expertise in Russian affairs, set up Orbis Business
        Intelligence Ltd after he left the FCO.

        Very Clever Craig! I still working my way through the rest of the document

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      The Tommie’ s agent was mixed up in a plot to damage and destroy a US President. They participated in a plot to decapitate PDJT.

      That is an act of war.

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      • Alligator Gar says:

        Yes. And it needs to be addressed. I say, summon their Ambassador once this can be proven categorically. Lay this out. Give them 24 hours. Recall our Ambassador and military. Enough is enough.

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      • Concerned says:

        It surely needs to be addressed. I suspect Obama made the request for this plot to begin, but how to prove it?

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  20. czarowniczy says:

    And now you see one of the dirty little secrets of the intelligence industry at all levels, the straw dog of ‘sources and methods’.
    Sources and methods originally came about as a tool to protect living and breathing sources from becoming dead and non-breathing sources. Think what could have happened had Congress and the courts in the 60s/70s had access to the identity of Oleg Penkovsky. Ditto methods, Congress leaked enough valuable secrets to hungry BLOC spies as it is but had Congress/courts have had access to things like Ivy Bells before Pelton sold it out we’d have lost a valuable resource more soonerer.
    Like any tool ‘sources and methods’ became a weapon as the agencies from national to city street cop used it to hide nefarious ongoings as we see here. We’re right back to who’ll watch the watchers; we’ve seen that simple trust doesn’t work.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      DOJ, FBI, Brennan, Hayden, Clapper, various other former officials and CI insiders, MSM talking heads, etc. etc. went to that well one too many times. At some point a whole bunch of people realized “ok, you guys are just feeding us a line of bullcrap now.”

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Seems you just can’t trust the people you put in trust positions. Can’t trust us either as too few of us go to the lengths necessary to ensure the ferals are culled from government service.

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        • V says:

          Haaa, what would you suggest – evacuate the whole planet and start over? Sure is tempting. 🙂

          But no, I see evil going extinct and this will be one happy planet.
          The faster, the better.

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          • V says:

            So much of the misery came from beings attached to biological bodies. Wars, pain, disease, oppression by means of needing food and money. But it also serves a good purpose – all the evil ones are now so attached to biological bodies, deteriorating at a faster rate, and unable to transmigrate either to AI robot bodies or other biological bodies; i.e, that can’t reincarnate anymore. So all’s well that ends well.

            And Free Beings can emanate their own forms to interact pleasantly in this lovely creation of a tangible universe.

            🙂

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          • czarowniczy says:

            A greater sense of responsibility by those who put pols into office and then let them run around without adult supervision would be a great start. We don’t let lions and tigers run around loose and unsupervised in our cities but we do our politicians.

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      Bingo, czar.

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  21. daughnworks247 says:

    Besides Sundance, husband always reads Lee Smith. A twofer tonight.

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  22. Christopher says:

    So, um, when is someone going to actually do something about this? Call me old fashioned, but I frown upon shadowy groups of people abusing laws to try to steal power.
    Trump is the President of the United States of America. Maybe he knows someone who has the power to help?

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    • All In for MAGA says:

      @Christopher – The military has the power. They recruited Trump to run 5 years ago, having been close to staging a coup against Obummer for his defunding and dismantling of our military assets and change of operational procedures in the ME that forced ground commanders to get WH permission on military actions.

      Trump knows he cannot rely on domestic intelligence agencies (except for NSA now that Rogers paved the way there), so he is using military intelligence for the most part.

      The cavalry are coming to the rescue!

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  23. Child of Morning says:

    What does it mean that every Tom, Dick and Harry is getting a steady stream of leaks about Spygate etc? It is obviously very coordinated and managed. Where is it coming from? Is the FBI leaking all this to the press, just for our side now? Are we hearing only what we are supposed to hear?
    I wish that I could halfway believe that John Solomon, Lee Smith, Sara Carter and company were actually digging things up. They are just repeating information that is being told to them and at a pace that suits the provider of this information. I am wary.

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    • Concerned says:

      I believe John Solomon, Sara Carter referenced DNI, CIA and the FBI, as part of the source.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Tall Texan says:

      Gee, I wonder who it just might be, waiting for the right time frame to release this information in such a coordinated, media maestro fashion? Boy oh boy, who could it be?

      Liked by 5 people

    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      A lot of our problems with Government stem from an observation noted and implemented by our Framers: separation of powers. The Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches are collaborative not separated, and therefore, “checks and balances,” slow-walked change to laws and interpretation to our Constitution, and overreaching of our government to take make itself from themselves rather than “Of The People” are the new normal.

      Originally, the Executive branch had 4 cabinet positions (5 later with the PMG). I think it was reasonable at the time to entrust these cabinet position to an elected POTUS. And the term of these cabinet heads began and ended with the elected POTUS. Now there are 15 cabinets…and agencies within those…and SES positions within those. An in particular, agencies and SES positions outlive the elected appointer (POTUS). Our Constitution dictates We The People maintain an honest and good government with the vote…but currently our vote applies for an abysmal fraction of government. So we are left with an unacceptable ability to own it. Thus the “deep state’…a whole bunch of folks who don’t want to lose a good thing…power, money, entitlement, notoriety, etc. Would you?

      From 5 to 15 cabinet positions clearly demonstrates our Executive branch’s desire for more control…obviously supported through creation by the Legislative branch…and obviously interpreted as “Constitutional” by the Judicial branch. They are all in cahoots for money and power.

      “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.”

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      • KnowSERENoFear says:

        Apologies: “and an overreaching of our government to make itself from themselves rather than “Of The People” are the new normal.”

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        • Steve says:

          “collaborative not separate”. Excellent observation. There you have it in a nutshell. The unelected government agencies collaborate against the will of the people and their chosen representatives.

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  24. Tiffthis says:

    i remember during the campaign that the press pointed out Trump didn’t have foreign advisors- they made a big stink of it. So Trump got sessions to hire a crew for the campaign. Jeff sessions hired page and papadopolous. Maybe he should be investigated?

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  25. Pedro says:

    If Greg Jarrett wrote a best seller on the coup and the Dims are going to win back the House, I don’t see this excellent article making much difference.

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  26. Howie says:

    I hope Rat Rosenweasel gets life.

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  27. California Joe says:

    President Trump needs to end the lawlessness by first firing Robert Mueller then go down the line and fire the rest of the traitors!”

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  28. GB Bari says:

    Have you ever thought or said out loud that you “wished you were a fly on the wall” of some conversation that impacted your life or the lives of those around you?

    Well, the CIA/DOJ/FBI have used NSA’s technology AMND spies and ARE the proverbial “fly on the wall” of everyone’s conversations that are conducted electronically and even, if the feds are interested enough, in person.

    I don’t think anyone in the Uniparty wants to restrict their access to that virtual omnipresence in everyone’s life. The power it provides is limitless.

    But thankfully President Trump and some patriots have other ideas.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Well, Google or Amazon would NEVER record our conversations and every move and purchase we make and feed it to the Chinese Government. You know what… on second thought… I’m going to have to get back to you on that…

      Health monitoring wristwatch, anybody? Makes a GREAT stocking stuffer!

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      The difference being PDJT administration’s warrant requests to get two hop access are based upon provable facts.

      I wonder how long it took Obumbles and The Piano Legged Wench to figure that out?

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    • All In for MAGA says:

      “FISA warrants is a game both sides can play and I have no doubt that Trump has played that card heavily. After all, how could they object?”
      ———-
      Q !!mG7VJxZNCI ID: 27e1fa No.2925189 📁
      Sep 7 2018 16:34:10 (EST)
      >>2925016
      Do you believe in coincidences?
      NYT “Anon” source?
      “Sleeper Cells”
      Q
      >>2925189
      Logical thinking.
      Month: Sept
      Public learned GJ empaneled re: McCabe?
      Coincidence?
      Follow the connections.
      We have it all.
      Q

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    • mr.piddles says:

      “The question is, who has been under surveillance and for how long?”

      It’s a continuum. They collect everything then pull out the bits they want, as needed. This is what the 702 “about query” revelation was about, as detailed by SD… exactly who’s pulling what and for what purpose? The last 702 reauth contained a bunch of provisions to tighten policies and procedures… I’m sure that was just a coincidence. But at the end of the day all your data are belong to them.

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  29. Clinteastwood says:

    Yes, “from nooses.”

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  30. frank field says:

    Joe DeGenova is getting BOLD.

    I’m still hoping Sessions is coming through for us.

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  31. Trump just signed an EO allowing the US to apply sanctions to ountries that interfere with our elections. Wouldn’t it be rich if Trump levied sanctions on British tea in response for Steele/MI6 dossier work. That’d get Teresa May’s knickers in a bunch.

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    • Steve says:

      Agreed, chaps. I’m a Brit and please don’t link the average man in the street with TM. Luckily, your wonderful POTUS is having an effect over here and we’re starting to see some light on Brexit. I love my country but I have MASSIVE respect for you guys!

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      • JohninMK says:

        I’m with Steve.

        Just hope if Trump did apply sanctions he doesn’t target the country but goes for the individuals here who did the dirty.

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  32. Bogeyfree says:

    Here’s my question:

    At this point the whole world now knows there was no Russian Collusion. It was made up and propagated by the left and a corrupt DOJ/FBI.

    So if the Russian Collusion is made up, then there is no need for a SC and more importantly Sessions should be able to un-recuse himself immediately since this was all a hoax and frame job right??

    So why hasn’t he???

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    • 6x47 says:

      IMHO Sessions will find a way to withdraw his corruptly manipulated recusal in the very near future.

      But this should put to rest all the nutty “4D chess” theories that Flynn allowed himself to be entrapped, and Sessions recused to trick the Deep State into incriminating itself. The Deep State was screwed the moment Trump won, and everything they’ve done since is merely postponing the inevitable. But they never should have been allowed this beachhead of a Special Counsel investigation to frame an innocent man.

      These battles need never have occurred but for Sessions’ reflexive “battered conservative cringe.” This deeply ethical man was wrongly accused of wrongdoing, but instead of following the Trump example and hitting back he cringed, apologized, and accepted the recommendation that he recuse from allowing the President’s enemies to form a lynch mob.

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      • Steve says:

        All true, Multiplication Man, but on the other hand, we have to ask for whom the mueller witch hunt has been a benefit? Has it really hurt Trump, or has it shown the majority of Americans what true evil we are up against? I think the latter. Also, Trump has faults but he does not suffer from BC syndrome. If anything, the hatred against him as only spurred him on. His accompishments in not even 2 years of office are amazing and unmatched by any other POTUS I can think of.

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  33. Zabadak says:

    Anyone out there want to guess the percentile of how many people that work for us, raised their right hand and swore on the Holy Bible THE OATH, not only to ignore it but in many cases blatantly refusing to obey and turning their backs on it? I’ll start with those elected in the Democrat Party: 99%.

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  34. Abel says:

    Just a theory….

    This whole ruse is just a gentlemen’s agreement between criminals like
    Mueller and the trump team(not criminal) to ruin things until the midterm and then after the House is ceded they agree to drop their nothing campaign because they have nothing. The punishment will then have been ceding the house, so the swamp is happy, Paul Ryan is ecstatic, trumps happy because he walks away, mueller effectively buried all the bodies and distracted from the true crimes. They’ll have the safety valve of the house in play and all can go back to swampy normalcy.
    We are probably quickly past the point were trump can release documents he’s kind of blowing that. It’s looking like every other deadline for justice and pdjt isn’t a rube he knows what he’s battling against.
    The only wildcard is once again the American people and how they vote at the midterm, just as they were the wildcard in the presidential election.
    What leads me to believe this is that trump should be on the stump like 3 days a week like he was when he won the presidential election.
    He’s not for some reason. That and many other reasons… to a degree this is all theater, again. Justice can rot on the vine, unfortunately.

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  35. Zabadak says:

    I’m waiting for our good guys to start stating this as it really and truthfully is: that their so called sources and methods that they hiding behind are in fact how the “FBI Used Allied Media to Become ‘Sources and Methods’ …” This silent coup is straight up sedition. Stop being polite. This is not how you deal with these people. Take off the gloves.

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  36. covfefe999 says:

    That was a great article. Definitely worth taking the time to read carefully.

    The first phase of the leak campaign was largely successful in raising doubts about whether the Trump administration really did put America first. It normalized charges of treason lodged against the president by Democrats and former Obama officials now working for the media, including former CIA Director John Brennan.

    I like the term “normalized” used here. What would have been a nutty conspiracy theory became, to those who were manipulated by the reports, completely plausible. And unfortunately the people who were manipulated was a large portion of the US population. Not only did the Dem base lap it up, sadly some GOP base did as well, especially the never-Trumpers but also some Trump supporters. This kind of propaganda is very damaging to the country. Not only are the citizens mis-informed through outright lies, false implications, and omissions of the truth, they are guided to a particular belief desired by the propagandists.I always say, Goebbels would be proud of the Democrats.

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    • cove- you are 100% correct. If you talk to any of your friends and neighbors, even those that support President Trump, you must know that they are woefully uninformed about what’s going on with the coup and the Civil War.

      These bastards in the MSM including the Big Three (G, FB,T) have managed to infiltrate the consciousness of the American public via mind controlling algorithms.

      What’s going on now in this country (and around the world) would have been considered to be science fiction in previous generations (like mine). Yet on a daily basis, we are being manipulated by the Government and their partners in crime, the Big Tech. Most of the time, we are not even aware of what they’re doing, it’s so subtle.
      Thank God for giving us a Mighty President who is up to the task of taking down these most Evil creatures who have ever inhabited this planet. And I include in that the FBI, CIA and the rest of them.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Are you suggesting we should go back in time to do a full assessment of other so-called “conspiracy theories”? I agree!

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  37. Concerned says:

    Just for the record propaganda, is legal even when used against the American people. Thanks to Obama. So, I am expecting people like Page to claim that their actions were nothing propaganda.

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  38. DH says:

    Reading this RCI article, very interesting, shows how scared FBI, CIA, DOJ was when Trump met with Putin, no leaks from that, no rumors to build upon or, only accusations of treasonous actitions, nothing concrete and giving Brennan the boot to his security clearance. I felt there was a good reason to get removal of Brennan’s security clearance expedited.

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  39. 6x47 says:

    Initially the leaking was an offensive operation aimed at disrupting Trump’s agenda, especially through leaks alleging connections between his campaign and the Russians. Its early successes included leaks of highly classified material that led to the … recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions from overseeing that probe.

    Huh. So, the recusal of Jeff Sessions wasn’t 4D chess after all, it was a success for the enemy that led to Jeff Sessions benching himself, leaving Trump undefended against the Deep State conspiracy emanating from the Obama holdovers in DOJ.

    Not to say Sessions isn’t fighting back, but his recusal allowed the Deep State a beachhead in the Trump Administration it never should have been allowed to have.

    The Black Hats accosted him in the parking lot as he got out of his car on day 1, and told him “boss, you need to recuse. Don’t even look at us first, or evaluate if our motive in pressuring you to recuse is corrupt, and don’t look at anything that we’ve been up to for the last several years.”

    And Jeff said, “OK! I know you’re good honest people, Main Justice would NEVER engage in any kind of unethical behavior or corruption.”

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    • lurker2 says:

      I was wondering about that paragraph. Can we actually say with certainty that the leaks had any impact at all on Sessions’ recusal? To be clear here, I am no Sessions fan, but I think he was going to recuse himself regardless and that’s what Trump was so upset about, that Sessions accepted the AG post knowing full well he was going to recuse on certain issues.

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  40. TigerBear says:

    The judge is duplicit. Should be recused as he is linked to Ohr!

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  41. scorpion99man says:

    Great article in RC. It is extraordinary that anyone would believe that anyone that was a “close associate” of Putin would dare to talk to US intelligence agencies. Putin would kill them. It is as simple as that.

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  42. Concerned says:

    To All: Congratulations – GUYS! I am still reading through all of the corruption revealed. Hard to believe, most of the FBI , CIA, DOJ and DNI leadership is walking around free.

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  43. This is not looking good.
    1- Manafort is ratting/composing.
    2- Brett Kavanaugh is being smeared. DAMMIT I KNEW THEY WERE GONNA DO THIS!!! And Collins and Murkowski will fold like a deck chairs. Its too damn late for another pick!! Why the hell didnt Grassley and Mitch call for an immediate vote. They let the Dems delay for a month and the metoo crowd is gonna throw more false poop at Kavanaugh. The Dems can only delay for one week under the rules.The full Senate could have been voting today if they played it right! Mitch and Grassley are not holding the vote until the end of the month! WTF!!!
    3- I am convinced that RR/Wray and many others threatened to resign if Trump releases unredacted FISA to tie his hands. They will then hit the airwaves with the narrative that he is a danger to the IC community. He is distracting from Mueller. He is damaging the good people of the FBI to save himself. A mass resignation at the FBI and DOJ could fuel the Trump is an autocrat narrative. RR could play the “I was pressured to fire Comey card and I only stayed on to block Trump”. Book, tour, gofundme, and a cushy job will a Clinton law firm.

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  44. POTUS!!!! DO SOMETHING!!! The Swamp is bringing in the heavy artillery and you are stuck in neutral!!! You do you— get in the gutter with these people and teach them pain. No republican in my lifetime would engage these slimeballs until you came along. Every republican rolls over. But not you! Take off the gloves and go after these people. Kick them in the groin and fight dirty. You have the info. Start using it!!! Enough is enough. .

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    • Concerned says:

      When Rommel, was asked how he would deal with Patton. Rommel, said I will act Patton before he does the same to me.

      President Trump needs to follow Rommel advise. Attach the Deep State, now!

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  45. Phil aka Felipe says:

    Remember the guy from the National Security staff that was fired by Henry McMasters for circulating a confidential memo about POLITICAL WARFARE? Political warfare IS NOT about the fights between our two major political parties. It is much broader than that.

    READ that memo, digest it, and absorb it. There is MUCH info to discuss. It articulates what we are seeing being played out in our nation today, in the past, and what is planned to be ultimately achieved.

    DO NOT DENY YOURSELF THIS INFORMATION.

    POLITICAL WARFARE AND ALL IT ENTAILS IS WHAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING in the effort to take out President Trump and, by extension, us, WE, The People that support what he campaigned on, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

    Following are links to the MEMO and links to other articles and videos about the author of the MEMO, Rich Higgins.

    The MEMO here:

    https://dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Political-Warfare.pdf

    YouTube interview here:

    YouTube video on why he was fired:

    https://dailycaller.com/2017/09/23/heres-why-nsc-staffer-rich-higgins-says-he-was-fired-from-the-trump-administration-video/

    09-12-2018 Opinion piece by Monica Crowley:

    http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/406080-whistleblower-speaks-out-on-intelligence-communitys-anti-trump

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