Report: FBI and DOJ Officials “Scrambling to Respond” To Declassification Directives…

Beyond the narrative engineering, NBC’s Ken Dilanian is reporting from his mutually aligned sources inside the DOJ and FBI.  The basic outline is the embed officials within the DOJ, FBI and larger intelligence community, are not happy about the White House declassification directive.  Why would they be?….

These are the same DOJ and FBI officials who, without justification, redacted the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages.

First, the article:

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials, blindsided by President Donald Trump’s order that they make public highly sensitive files in the Russia investigation, are hoping the White House will allow them to conduct a formal declassification review and damage assessment before they are forced to release the documents, current and former officials tell NBC News.

Senior executives at the FBI, Justice Department and Office of the Director of National intelligence were scrambling Tuesday to respond after being taken by surprise by a White House press release Monday directing them to release classified material they had previously determined should not be made public. (more)

The biggest mistake people make is not accepting the influence of the worker-bee career officials, operating under the leadership structure, within the bureaucracy.

Because many people do not take this into account, a tremendous amount of false-theory is cited.  “Trust the plan” is perhaps the most well-known proclamation that flows as an outcropping.

There is no “plan”; there are only “goals”.

Many of the corrupt lower-level officials within the administrative state have goals in conflict with with sunlight and truthful discovery. Other officials, like FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, have more specific goals to protect their institutions.  Because the preservation of the institution is the primary focus, their goals may therefore align with the more openly corrupt officials.

This is the nature of political bureaucracy.  It is not a grand conspiracy, it is more often ordinary corruption.  However, failure to accept this simple truism leads to cognitive dissonance, intellectual dishonesty and, even worse, creates a false perception of what is possible.

Absorb information without rational and logical discernment long enough, and you get ridiculous “Q Theories” and proclamations about grand “Stealth Jeff Sessions” plans.

AG Jeff Sessions is recused from anything to do with corruption within the 2016 election, operation ‘spygate’, operation ‘crossfire hurricane’, and the Russia investigation.  The same career OLC lawyers within the system convinced Sessions of his conflicts, and have carved the Attorney General out of the investigative processes within the DOJ.

AG Sessions did not plan with President Trump for the declassification directive. Sessions is recused:

Tashina “Tash” Gauhar – Yes, the DOJ/FBI lawyer at the heart of the Clinton-email investigation; the DOJ/FBI lawyer hired by Eric Holder at his firm and later at the DOJ; the DOJ/FBI lawyer who was transferred to the Clinton probe;  the DOJ/FBI lawyer at the epicenter of the Weiner laptop issues, the only one from MYE who spoke to New York; the DOJ/FBI lawyer who constructs the FISA applications on behalf of Main Justice;…. just happens to be the same DOJ/FBI lawyer recommending to AG Jeff Sessions that he recuse himself….

But wait, do you notice how Dana Boente (former interim head of DOJ-NSD) was participating with Peter Strzok’s lead DOJ aide “Tash” Gauhar in the discussion which recommended Attorney General Jeff Sessions should be recused? Sessions’ official announcement came immediately after this meeting on March 2nd, 2017.

Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente retired from the DOJ in October 2017.  In January 2018, amid the beginning of the sunlight furor upon the FBI, Director Christopher Wray re-hired Dana Boente as Chief Legal Counsel for the FBI.

When all those FBI lawyers are showing up with Lisa Page, Peter Strzok and Bruce Ohr during committee hearings, and telling them not to answer questions about their contacts with the media etc. who is in charge of those FBI lawyers?  The same Dana Boente.

The officials within the system of the administrative state are protecting the administrative state from scrutiny.  This protectionist outlook transfers to the Inspector General, and was evidenced in how the “summary of findings” within the IG reports did not match the details of fact within 600+ pages of evidence.

Rational discernment and the application of common sense logic is important when  evaluating the battle inside the executive branch of government.  The institutions of the FBI and DOJ appear to have been thoroughly corrupted by political operatives; and more extreme ideologues were rewarded and promoted during the prior administration.

Many of those politicized officials within the system are still present.  The election changes the leadership, but the underlying organizational corruption remains, albeit under new management.

If the goal of management to save the institution is stronger than the goal to take the institution down to brass-tacks, eliminate corruption and rebuild, then the corrupt elements are able to survive the leadership change.  By all measures, this is the current status of the FBI and DOJ.

Because the corruption happened during their tenure, current officials within the FBI, DOJ and much of the larger intelligence apparatus, are not in alignment with the reform goals demanded by change-agent President Trump. Their goal is to fight Trump’s goals.

“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones.”

~Niccolo Machiavelli

Throughout a period from June 2017 through May 2018, CTH was optimistic the Cabinet Leadership within the DOJ and FBI would accept the scale of corruption within their institutions and embrace reform.  However, as more and more tripwires were crossed; and with the scale of the corruption even more visible; and with the calendar moving forward without any action; we were forced to accept the goals of AG Sessions, DAG Rosenstein and Director Wray were not reform goals – they are preservation goals.

The lack of action from the release of the prior two IG reports; the inability of the FBI to even acknowledge the severity within the May 2018 report on FBI misconduct; and the compounded issues surrounding the DOJ and FBI approach toward admitted classified intelligence leaker James Wolfe; leads only to one possible conclusion.  The downstream consequences of the corruption are so entirely devastating, the sunlight is actually a risk – and must therefore be ‘managed’.

Conversely, outside the executive branch there are voices in congress holding no vested interest in the systemic corruption, and therefore they are in alignment with President Trump’s demands.

The executive branch is holding Trump hostage and trying to wait out the election hopeful to have a change in congressional power.  This preserves their institutions and executes their goals.  It is the legislative branch who are trying to help the President and force the officials within the cabinet to admit the corruption.

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747 Responses to Report: FBI and DOJ Officials “Scrambling to Respond” To Declassification Directives…

  1. 6x47 says:

    The Q theories about 24-D chess, sacrificial pawns, and Stealth Jeff are akin to Kennedy assasination conspiracy theories: The truth is just too sad, too disappointing, too … unfitting.

    People didn’t want to accept that Kennedy was killed by a loser nut job with a cheap mail order rifle. It has to be the CIA. Or the Communists. Or the Mafia. Or all of them in concert!

    Likewise, it just can’t be that Jeff Sessions, the immigration hawk and conservative law and order hero, is really so feckless and supine in light of the gob-smacking in-your-face corruption at DOJ. Surely there’s a plan! It’s all a deception! Any day now he’ll awaken and start lkicking ass and taking names!

    Right?

    No, not right. So sorry. Sad!

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    • 6x47 says:

      I will, however, allow that Sessions realized pretty quickly how badly he’s been snookered. He’s not stupid, and I can only imagine how livid he was when Rosenstein appointed a Special Counsel in violation of all DOJ guidelines.

      But a recusal is a hard thing to undo. Hopefully this release will finally give Sessions the political cover he needs to correct his egregious error.

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    • Angel Martin says:

      I think Sessions is a good guy. But not everyone can do every job, just because they are strong MAGA conservatives.

      It takes a particular type of person to clear out a corrupt organization: you have to want to do it; and you have to know how.

      Sessions seems to suffer from “Hannity delusion” where all the rank and file of the FBI is good and there are only a few corrupt leaders at the top. (many Repub former law enforcement suffer from the same blind spot).

      I think we have seen that is not true and their are major problems down to the working level: extracting texts, redactions, overtly expressed bias, fabricated 302s, leaking, receiving gifts, not complying with FOIA… Horowitz had a lot of it. The list goes on and on.

      The most important qualification for DOJ and FBI leadership in my opinion is experience in cleaning up corrupt law enforcement. And the ability and the will to the same for FBI/DOJ.

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      • Peter Rabbit says:

        Angel, you are correct to point out the “Hannity delusion”! Will use this term as a short cut from now on. Thank you. PR

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      • 6x47 says:

        Never forget: A Federal employee can retire at 20 years.

        Obama was president for 8 years. He not only loosened the Federal civil service hiring process to allow Progressive termites to rapidly infest the ranks, he also purged career people in every branch including the military. All of the senior and mid-level leadership in the bureaucracy was trained and promoted in the toxic environment of the Obama Administration. And all of the junior people know nothing else BUT Obama-era corruption.

        Going back even further: Bill Clinton was every bit as corrupt as Obama, and George W. Bush came into office with his transition hamstrung by the protracted legal fight over the Florida recount and NEVER CLEANED HOUSE. He retained Clinton appointees and, let’s face it, was not exactly opposed to the Clinton way.

        I seriously doubt there are many left in the civil service (or, regrettably, the military) who even REMEMBER what it was like before Obama. There is no reason to expect that “the rank and file” are untouched. If anything, they might be even worse because they don’t know the difference between right and wrong.

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  2. DanO64 says:

    Sessions couldn’t oversee an investigation where he was also a target. The hate here is amazing tonight.

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    • 6x47 says:

      IT WAS ALL A LIE. There was no legit investigation of Carter Page, or Trump, or the Trump campaign, or Sessions. The Black Hats MADE ONE UP so they could coerce Trump appointees into recusing before they ever even looked at what was going on.

      The “investigation” is itself a criminal enterprise. A conspiracy to obstruct justice and cover up the abuses of power that were not only commonplace, they were de rigeur under Obama and Loretta Lynch.

      Jeff Sessions hadn’t even time to set up the photos on his desk before the Obama holdover conspirators pressured him to recuse. And he did it, almost certainly because he trusted the career DOJ people. I don’t think Sessions had any inkling of what lay behind the closed doors at DOJ.

      It wasn’t the same DOJ he worked for as a US Attorney.

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    • 6x47 says:

      Sessions can’t oversee an investigation where he’s also a target? Funny how that didn’t stop Rod Rosenstein. Or any other Democrat/Obama holdover who is not only a target, but also a key witness in the very investigations they’re overseeing and conducting.

      Apparently, laws are for little people, and ethics are for Republicans.

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  3. Tom Catt says:

    I bet they don’t release until after the holidays.

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  4. SharkFL says:

    Let Justice be done though the Heavens fall.

    Fiat justitia ruat cælum is a Latin legal phrase, meaning “Let justice be done though the heavens fall.” The maxim signifies the belief that justice must be realized regardless of consequences.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_justitia_ruat_caelum

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  5. toetagger says:

    I refer to the “Q Theories” as Q-tips. But that’s just me.

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  6. Trey Dawg says:

    The President needs to call a state of emergency and send in the Marshalls and Marines and arrest the treasonous traitors. This rises above sedition and the President holds the last card

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  7. OverWatch says:

    No plan only goals? Would you go to war w/o a plan? Does a football coach have a playbook? Plans lead to goals and if you execute the plan successfully you will achieve your goal. Going back to sitting on a limb now.

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  8. surrealmothergoose970 says:

    The so called ‘Damage Assessmen’ that the FBI/DOJ now wants to do before the President releases the DeClassified FISA Warrent Applications,302s etc… is just too late & something these Agencies should have considered long before. Mostly they should have considered the Damage they were doing ro their own Agencies & to our Country!
    It sounds like this Lawyer, Tashina Gauhaur & some of the other Lawyers working with Special Counsel convinced AG Sessions to Recuse, & thus making the Ultimate Goal of the Bad Actors Achievable: to Target our President for Impeachment.I think this is highly likely.AG Sessions strikes me as Spineless & easily influenced. I actually didn’t believe this when he first took up the job as AG but have seen so little of his work that I now also think he will remain AWOL to protect himself.It`s that simple.
    As this Article states; the FBI has strict Guidelines concerning Media Policy which was updated in Nov 2017 & not followed.The Media Policy was purposefully broken by a Corrupt & Politicized FBI to Manipulate Public Opinion & as a backup for the Circular Reporting to establish both a Criminal & Counter Intelligence Case against our President, & to ursurp the Votes of 63M American Citizens! What the FBI did & with the help of Sister Agencies like the CIA (Brennan&coharts)NSA&DHS(Clapper&coharts)was classical Social Engineering with echoes of Operation Mockingbird.
    When the FBI/DOJ became more concerned with protecting it`s Reputation than the Corruption infused throughout the Agencies, the concern over it disapated while Reform ceased altogether. All Guidelines concerning Media Policy&Integrity stopped while Obama Era Top Cops in the XYZ Intel Community & DOJ took charge at the Helm, guiding the Ship of Intelligence into the Rocky Shoal. This Boat is Sunk! Forgetting to stop the Leaks, Preservation was impossible & they became Counter Productive.
    What the XYZ Intell/DOJ most importantly forgot was the American People! We took notice where they assumed we would not. It is We the People who Petitioned POTUS & Congress to Release & DeClassify Documents they didn`t want us to see.The XYZ Intel/DOJ must Reform & must realize who they are supposed to be working for; the American People! This Government is Of, By & For We the People & these Agencies are not Independant of us, while their Top Boss is indeed the POTUS ! When these Agencies get that straight they will be Reformed.When they remember to support the Constitution, the Law of the Land & not their Political Affiliations, then & only then; they will be doing their Job!

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  9. Louis Genevie says:

    This post was and if not, certainly could have been written by a deep state plant. Sorry, I don’t buy one sentence of it. Recusal is a personal decision and Sessions never had to make it. That is the basic fact. And without that recusal, we would have a real AG who would clean the disgusting muck out of the DOJ and FBI. And we would not have a Special Counsel breathing down the President’s back for more than two years. Mr. Sessions is not stupid, so one must ask why did he turn his back on the President and walk away from his duties? What does the Deep State have on him?

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Wrong.

      Sessions was involved with President Trump’s campaign, therefore he HAD to recuse.
      This was covered here extensively (and repeatedly) the last two years. You seem new here; the search engine is your friend.

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    • TPW says:

      Sessions could have not accepted the Job……Recusal gone…..Special council gone…..we would have had an AJ although not Presidents Trump personal lawyer would have been acting in the Presidents best interest and ours. Lets not forget all the corruption is on the other side.

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  10. scott467 says:

    “First, the article:”

    _______________

    The whole article is bogus, start to finish.

    .

    “WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials, blindsided by President Donald Trump’s order that they make public highly sensitive files in the Russia investigation,”

    _____________

    That’s a bald-faced lie. They were not blindsided at all. You would have to be in a coma to not have seen this coming for the last year or more. Period. So that entire opening statement was a straight up lie.

    .

    “…are hoping the White House will allow them to conduct a formal declassification review and damage assessment before they are forced to release the documents, current and former officials tell NBC News.”

    ______________

    More lies. These criminals are not ‘hoping’ anything from DJT, but it paints a sympathetic narrative to present them as ‘hopeful’ and portray them as working tirelessly on behalf of the American People to do ‘damage assessments’ to prevent President Trump from harming ‘national security’. It’s all horse$%^&. Just baldface, self-serving lies.

    .

    ” Senior executives at the FBI”

    ______________

    More like “Senior Executive Service Members” at the FIB…

    .

    “, Justice Department and Office of the Director of National intelligence were scrambling Tuesday to respond after being taken by surprise by a White House press release Monday directing them to release classified material they had previously determined should not be made public. (more)”

    ______________

    All lies. They’re scrambling all right, but only to cover their own heinous crimes against our nation.

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  11. scott467 says:

    “The biggest mistake people make is not accepting the influence of the worker-bee career officials, operating under the leadership structure, within the bureaucracy.”

    _____________________

    Understood… but doesn’t DJT understand that as well?

    Isn’t he acutely aware of what’s going on?

    .

    “Because many people do not take this into account, a tremendous amount of false-theory is cited. “Trust the plan” is perhaps the most well-known proclamation that flows as an outcropping.”

    _________________

    ‘Trust the plan’ is a Q saying.

    And the first rule about CTH Club is we don’t talk about Q. 😁

    But since you brought it up (finally!), I’ve never liked the expression ‘trust the plan’ for the very simple reason that NOBODY ever said WHAT THE PLAN IS!

    Trust the plan? What plan?!?

    What it really means is “trust us, WE have the plan, and we can’t share it with you without sharing it with the enemy, so… trust US”.

    That’s what it means.

    And either we DO, or we DON’T… and we don’t have any way to be SURE that we can trust Q. There are lots of proofs, there is lots of evidence, but there is no way to be SURE until or unless DJT confirms or denies.

    The very fact that DJT has NOT denied is itself a kind of ‘proof’ — he certainly KNOWS about Q, and if Q is a hostile outside entity representing itself as part of his administration, it’s nearly impossible to conceive of a reason that DJT would let that go on unobstructed and unaddressed — but still leaves the issue open to doubt.

    It’s a perfect storm. Nobody KNOWS for sure one way or the other, about ANY of this. And it is hard to believe that’s not by design.

    It is exactly as Sun-Tzu would have it, were he preparing the battlefield himself, is it not?

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  12. TPW says:

    Session is not a swamper. He is naive of the swamp just as he is naive of all the h1b visas handed out in his state. I really think that mentally he is not up to his Job and is easily led astray by his colleagues. Sessions is so true blue that he is in denial of the corruption.

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  13. scott467 says:

    “This is the nature of political bureaucracy. It is not a grand conspiracy, it is more often ordinary corruption. However, failure to accept this simple truism leads to cognitive dissonance, intellectual dishonesty and, even worse, creates a false perception of what is possible.”

    _________________

    It certainly seems like it could be both.

    A very defined conspiracy among the upper echelon, with a willing and compliant and eager underclass looking for any opportunity to prove themselves and get into the ‘in club’.

    Hussein was there for EIGHT YEARS.

    Good people left or were driven out.

    Every position possible was filled with the modern equivalent of brownshirts, ideological brethren, i.e. fascists. Self-interested, but willing to be a tool of anyone above them at a moment’s notice.

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  14. scott467 says:

    “Absorb information without rational and logical discernment long enough, and you get ridiculous “Q Theories” and proclamations about grand “Stealth Jeff Sessions” plans.”

    _____________________

    Disinformation is necessary in war, yes?

    It may very well be that YOU have inside information which you cannot share, and you are doing your part for the Republic, and we are doing ours questioning it.

    We can’t KNOW. There’s no way for us to KNOW for sure, one way or the other.

    I’m not aware of any ‘Q theories’ per se, to the best of my recollection, Q doesn’t generally present ‘theories’.

    All of this gets resolved, the moment DJT acknowledges OR disavows Q.

    That’s what it ALL comes down to.

    That’s what it was always going to come down to, from the very 1st Q post in late October of last year, because there is no other way to resolve it that would satisfy everyone, both pro and con.

    Until that happens, we are ALL in a position of doubt, of necessary uncertainty, one way or the other.

    Which seems exactly the way a student of Sun-Tzu would plan it… yes?

    Suppose Q is a hostile outside entity, giving false hope to millions of Trump supporters and people all over the world, and without that false hope and reassurance, all of those Trump supporters would be gathering their torches and pitchforks to march on Washington…

    If that was the case, WHY in the WORLD would Trump allow it to go on, subverting his own supporters and robbing his supporters of the kind of angst and anger he needs us to have in order motivate ‘us’ to force the issue?

    In what universe does Sun-Tzu allow the enemy to represent himself as part of Sun-Tzu’s administration to the entire nation?

    For a YEAR?

    Gathering TENS of MILLIONS of ‘followers’ (a terrible word to describe it, it’s not a cult, it’s an information source that people check daily, i.e., ‘follow’, the same way you might ‘follow’ CTH or Lionel Nation’s youtube channel).

    In what universe does DJT allow that to happen, IF Q is a hostile outside entity?

    I don’t know HOW to reconcile that, and I haven’t, from the beginning. The longer it goes on, the MORE impossible it becomes to reconcile.

    I don’t know what the answer is.

    Trump can end the debate in two seconds, one way or the other: Either say Q is part of my administration, or say Q is NOT part of his administration.

    Until he does that, we’re in limbo.

    Because we can’t KNOW for sure.

    It’s an amazing piece of psychological warfare, whichever way it turns out. It will be studied for generations. There has never been anything like it. I realize there is no new thing under the sun, that it can only be a new variation of some kind on an old theme, but this is some pretty amazing stuff.

    And it is hard to grasp how the enemy would benefit from revealing so much evil about itself, and by uniting tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions of people worldwide — against themselves.

    I don’t have the answer.

    Only one man does.

    Donald J. Trump.

    And apparently he’s not ready to tell us just yet 😉

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    • Jan says:

      I agree with much of what you said. I don’t even understand much of the “Q: talk. My problem is that we get no where unless the truth comes out. We Trump supporters keep getting promises that the truth will come out. IG Horowitz lets his summary get rewritten, so that NO ONE gets taken down because of the summary he let get re-written. I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE HIS REPORT BEFORE IT WENT TO THE DOJ/FBI for their comments & editing. By saying that Pres. Trump gets bargaining chips with Mueller if he lets the DOJ & FBI release the corruption information at their own pace, is like trusting Kim Jong-Un to guard our nuclear weapons, technical info AND not to use his IBCMs & other missiles with his submarines off the shores of California.

      Sundance, the Dimms and the Democrat Socialists WANT US DEAD. We are now the dregs of society. I love your analysis & the way you work through the information that is out there. We are not just talking about politicization of government agencies. We are talking about politicization to justify killing millions and millions of Americans who are against socializing America. After his report, especially the summary, earlier this year, I have no faith that Horowitz will condemn or find wrong-doing with FISA abuse, even with Judge Collyer’s opinion. Sessions doesn’t care about the truth…there have been no FBI reforms or DOJ reforms. Mueller is running more than a Trump-Russia investigation–he’s running the FBI and DOJ. Mueller will not stop until he gets Pres. Trump impeached. Mueller will not go after Hillary, OVomit or any other RINO or Democrats– just those connected to Pres. Trump. The President just got suckered into supporting those who hate him as much as they hate us dregs of society.

      There is no “sunny side of the street” for Trump supporters. Lock & load!!

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