Chairman Devin Nunes Discusses “Unacceptable Delay” in Declassification Process…

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has seen all of the intelligence documents, and as a Gang-of-Eight intelligence oversight member he has also received the briefing material behind the origin of FBI’s operation “Crossfire Hurricane.”

Devin Nunes was also the person who led the FISA legislative reauthorization and initiated some of the preliminary reforms surrounding the 702 process.  So Chairman Nunes is essentially the key subject matter oversight expert on the nature of the information within the declassification directive:

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87 Responses to Chairman Devin Nunes Discusses “Unacceptable Delay” in Declassification Process…

  1. Give_Me_Conniptions says:

    Apparently no-one at DOJ knows how to work photocopier.

    Either way Nunes seems fairly confident what in that Warrant and I liked the term “Russian Koolaid”

    Liked by 14 people

    • Angel Martin says:

      When they want to leak the FBI DOJ has no problem with the rapid production of documents.

      Liked by 20 people

      • farmhand1927 says:

        “Unacceptable delays” are the name of the game, standard operating procedure. All we’ve heard from Congress is that the President has to declassify because the DOJ/FBI stonewall and obstruct and won’t cooperate with Congressional subpoena’s. So, President Trump puts the hammer down, orders declassifications and here comes the Obstructionist Army, led by Commander Brennan, asserting that They. Will. Not. Comply.

        Sure seems the way it works is, every time requests for info are rec’d, officials over at DOJ/FBI check with Brennan for marching orders. Brennan appears to have never stepped down from command. Even with his security clearance rightfully jerked, he’s leading the charge, yet every commanding officer has a commander in chief. Does Brennan still take direct orders from Obama? That’s a very reasonable assumption since Lisa Page has told us Obama wanted to know everything they were doing. Well, we want to know everything, too.

        Where do we go from here? The Minority Dim’s are making demands that our President’s orders should be disobeyed. Obama Regime members are in full attack mode to keep the truth out of the hands of the American people. The media, of course, runs interference for the lot of them. What’s next? What recourse does President Trump have? Can he order military troops to descend on the DOJ/FBI, break down the doors, weapons drawn and hand Sessions and Wray written orders to collect said info, and they aren’t leaving till it’s in hand?

        Between Brennan still acting in charge and issuing orders and John Kerry running around the globe acting as if he’s still Secy of State, is it a stretch to think the kettle is boiling and the steam inside is about to whistle?

        This cannot stand.

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    • Kenji says:

      What part of … unredacted … don’t they understand?

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  2. dobbsfan says:

    Nunes had his game face on tonight. He’s so pragmatic.

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  3. mj_inOC says:

    Saw a [painful] few minutes of a Brennan segment with Andrea Mitchell, worried about intel process exposure, both criticizing Chairman Nunes for agreeing with President Trump to declassify even the 20 pages.
    Pity the viewers who have missed ‘the sundance explanation’ of this treacherous, treasonous former regime…
    Sit tight, and pray… Truth will prevail!

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  4. filia.aurea says:

    Devin Nunes says it’s quite clear, “we have seen most of this information. There are no National Security Concerns. The only people complaining are either involved or covering up.” Sending classified information over personal non-secure devices IS ILLEGAL. “Feeding the American public with Russian Koolaid for two years” – yes, we’re all sick of it.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      What is the penalty for falsely marking records as classified? Apparently no criminal penalty?
      Why don’t the Congressman Nunes and his cohort propose a criminal statute for withholding, stalling and falsely marking records requested by Congress? Or add it to the criminal abuse of civil rights statute under color of government authority?
      And add it to RICO when there is a conspiracy, and 2 or more instances of that conspiracy, so that Judicial Watch and other FOIA seekers can treble civil damages.

      It wouldn’t take more than a couple hours to draft an excellent criminal statute, which Trump could sign in minutes.

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  5. America First says:

    Isn’t it interesting that Nunes references the stalling tactic on the same day that O’Keefe’s undercover video proves that in fact they are stalling?

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    • Kate says:

      Thank you America First, I had just watch the 3rd. undercover video and it is true, stall and continue stalling.

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    • TJ says:

      It is, as well as Jason Chaffetz’s book. He describes a lot more then stalling in his interactions with the DOJ as head of the oversight committee.

      Great new book by Jason Chaffetz appropriately called “The Deep State.” Very interesting indeed!

      The Deep State: How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda
      http://a.co/d/iGuurvi
      https://www.jasonchaffetz.com/

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  6. Madi says:

    Despicable ? No it is actually worst than that. Would you like to see why members of Congress are so afraid of the Clinton-Deep state machine ? Demorats and Republirats are the uniparty.
    Listen to this excellent review about one honest democrat.
    https://www.trunews.com/

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  7. GB Bari says:

    Even Nunes apparently hasn’t seen the raw unredacted versions of the texts.

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  8. tav says:

    The Mafia is more redeemable than the FBI.

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  9. Newton Love says:

    Will Rosenstain and Wray force the WH to file a complaint with the SCOTUS, or will PDJT simply fire from the top down, until he finds someone who will act on a Direct Order from The Executive?

    At this point, with the damage that the MSM and Liberals can inflict on POTUS, I think that the POTUS Declassifying Everything in time for people to read it before the 2018 Mid-Terms, then the damage from the POTUS to the DeepState and the Liberals, and the Donkeys, and the MSM will be a Tsunami Typhoon that will blast them to Oblivion and Beyond!

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    • cali says:

      @Newton Love: Rod Rosenstein will be fired and followed by Mueller. The jig is up!

      These FISA docs, texts, communications and 302’s will be released. Simple as that!

      President Trump anticipated all the fake hoopla driven by those who have a interest in keeping their evil and treasonous deeds hidden away behind classifications.

      However – classification can NOT be used or is valid when the deeds contained within are based on fraud, lies or others likewise. It renders these FISA+ classification invalid.

      The EO used by the president to declassify this noodle is one that Hussein himself signed. Imagine that!

      What these deep state/swamp creatures don’t understand is that if they continue to howl and screech about releasing only docs favorable to the president they will have a very rude awakening: president Trump will respond with: “Alright lets declassify EVERYTHING!

      Game over!

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      • thedoc00 says:

        Good post with one exception, the president of the USA did NOT Obama’s EO to declassify anything. The president of the USA can declassify anything he desires to declassify. The risk run by the president is being impeached based on the negligence he shows in the context of the data declassified and released. The DOJ and IC recommendations and comments being both the source of the impeachment charges as well as evidence. The democrats will surely attempt to bring impeachment to the floor of the House after the president releases documents, it will be the republicans who decide if there is enough there to impeach. Given the silence of the republican gang of 8 members, there is very high probability impeachment will not even make it to a committee hearing.

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    • Betty says:

      He has to fire until he finds someone who will act. If he allows them to mutiny we are all lost, if he fires a few but get cold feet before the problem is solved they will have enough left to scream obstruction of justice and impeach him and we will never see the proof that President Trump is in the right.

      So it has to be a blood bath till he finds a courageous patriot.

      Or President Trump can give AG Sessions a name and direct him to hire that person to replace Rod Rosenstein or resign.

      And, if the deep state controls Jeff Sessions they will have to up their mind, if they want Jeff Sessions to remain in place or if they want their whole choke hold on the DOJ/FBI broken. And AG Sessions will remain recused so he can’t interfere with the new person cleaning house when it comes to Russia and Hillary. Win – win.

      That will be decision time for AG Sessions too, and we will see where his loyalties lie – he may both refuse to hire the designated person and refuse to resign. Sessions resignation lets President Trump make a temporary appointment (~200+days) to the office of AG with out Senate approval.

      Or Sessions may decide to hire the designated person and keep his title of AG – for a while longer.

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      • neal s says:

        While I do think that firing is well deserved for many of these obstructionists, perhaps instead they could be immediately demoted with reduced pay, and their security clearances revoked. Let them help the park service clean out stalls or something equally appealing.

        The advantage of not firing them outright, is if they are still government employees, they can be compelled to testify. Once they are of no further use to help MAGA, then it is some combination of prosecution and/or unemployment for them.

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  10. Julia Adams says:

    No, the WH won’t file a complaint with SCOTUS; they might seek interpretation of the executive’s constitutional authority under Article 2, but that part is clearly known. Besides, that is not Trump’s style. He is not afraid to make swift, tough decisive decisions. Wray and RR are no match for Trump. They either deliver on his order or face termination and possible criminal charges.

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    • Ldave says:

      They should not seek clarification. It’s clear that the President is the executive. Fire them and let them bring the case. Meanwhile release the docs.

      Liked by 7 people

    • thedoc00 says:

      Obama’s EO is moot as to the president’s authority to declassify anything. It is a CYA EO. By existing Federal Regulation, the president can declassify anything he desires to declassify or classify. Plus, those same regulations enable the president to delegate his authority that is the source of all the security clearances as well as authority held by other government and civil employees.

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  11. DanO64 says:

    If a mass arrest happens just before the redacted documents are released, that would work for me. Just do it.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Sentient says:

      I agree, but the media would spin it as Hitler 2.0 starting his own Reichstag fire and half of the American people would believe it. In fact, half of the American people, if they fully understood the illegal plot to keep Trump out of office, would only be sorry that it didn’t work. The Left has no guiding principles other than getting their way. The Constitution is – at best – a means to their ends and in most cases is just an impediment to getting their way.

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  12. konradwp1 says:

    I believe President trump has made a brilliant play here.

    He has given an executive order to declassify, not as a personal decision, but in response to clearly publicised congressional requests. His hands are clean.

    Instantly all those making the false claims of “Russian collusion” have jumped into the trap, putting their names and credibility in jeopardy, with inane and desperate claims regarding “sources and methods”, when those sources and methods were already in the public domain and thoroughly discredited.

    Everyone who called for Admiral Mike Rogers to be sacked, when he first shut down contractor access to the NSA database in April 2016, shut down all agency access to 702 searches in October 2016 and visited Trump Tower in November 2016, has been exposed and discredited, so too will be all those fighting this current executive order.

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    • PoxOnTheDNC says:

      Key point “His hands are clean.”

      Trump is just doing what Congress has asked for for almost two years. The conspirators are boxed in completely and they can’t scream their TDS nonsense that Trump if protecting himself from the non crime “Russia Based Criminal Charges based on alleged Collusion”.

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  13. A resolution must shortly come to pass. Things have narrowed too much now. There is almost no more room for the plotters and planners to maneuver. The strain must be considerable. 😀

    Liked by 10 people

    • gman-reloaded says:

      grandmaintexas-EXACTLY. Waiting for the hammer to drop is much more stressful then the hammer dropping. A LOT of restless, sleepless nights and copious amounts of alcohol/pills consumed.

      I have no sympathy

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  14. biff says:

    I fear DNI Dan Coates is deep state creature… please prove me wrong.

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    • starfcker says:

      I see no evidence of that. He made some mild comments one time when a reporter blind-sided him, and he walked them back very quickly and apologetically when they were taken the wrong way. I think Coates is a patriot and he loves his job, he loves this country and he loves the president

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    • madeline says:

      I agree Biff.

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  15. Genie says:

    DN mentions Comey’s “mosaic of facts.” Comey’s words from the Fox News interview.

    COMEY: You know, that’s not my recollection, Brett, and I don’t know that the FISA application’s been released. My recollection was, it was part of a broader mosaic of facts that were laid before the FISA judge to obtain a FISA warrant.

    BAIER: There was a lot more than the dossier and the FISA application?

    COMEY: My recollection was, there was a significant amount of additional material about Page and why there was probable cause to believe he was an agent of a foreign power, and the dossier was part of that but was not all of it or a critical part of it, to my recollection.

    http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2018/04/26/james-comey-on-clinton-probe-russia-investigation.html

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    • lastinillinois says:

      Use their own words against them.

      I love it.

      Liked by 3 people

      • starfcker says:

        Pretty obvious that Comey’s rise to prominence was based on somebody’s observation that he was willing to lie, and to try to do it convincingly. I would guess that the person who made that observation was a lawyer themselves, because they tend to believe other lawyers presentations, while a layperson sees it for the nonsense it is. I’m sure Comey was patting himself on the back after his Congressional testimony, convinced he had pulled it off. But like any liar the holes are there, and videotape don’t lie.

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        • You could substitute Comey with McCabe or any of them and your observation would be true.

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        • gman-reloaded says:

          I worked in the DC swamp for 30 years at (4) different agencies.

          Up to GS-13, every job is pretty much non-political.

          When someone gets promoted to GS-14, that’s a signal that this person “gets it”…i.e., this person sees thathis/her job isn’t to solve the problem, but to EXTEND the problem and/or respond to the problem in such a way that it will eventually create more problems, which means more resources needed and a bigger budget.

          This means you have to able to write/speak lies with a deftness that most people don’t have. And the liars that are your bosses look for/recognize folks that can do this type of stuff.

          I was a problem solver, so I made it to GS-13 and stayed there until I retired

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    • Pat Frederick says:

      “agent of a foreign power”? but not charged as such nor has he since registered retroactively. hmmmm

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    • DiogenesVindicated says:

      Nunes specifically discounts the FISA application as the ‘insurance’ policy but rather he then calls out the ‘mosaic of facts’ as being or containing the ‘insurance policy’ . If their is something more interesting or damning to the cabal than the FISA buried within the ‘mosaic’, color me interested.

      I was also disappointed that Nunes seems to be focusing on process crimes rather than addressing the collective effort to unseat President Trump as a crime, as Hannity appeared to be leading to. I would like for someone to clearly state that a collectively planned and organized program, executed with process crimes, is in fact a major crime that is in and of itself of greater seriousness than a collection of process crimes.

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    • satenniskristy says:

      What Comey is referencing above is that there more incriminating evidence within the FISA (to soon be exposed) involving Carter Page and Russian Agents… but NOT against Carter Page, AGAINST the FBI. I believe the FBI/DOJ misled the FISC about Carter Page’s prior work with the FBI…. It was Page that aided the FBI against Russian spies. He cooperated with FBI agents in EXPOSING Russian spies working inside the United States from 2013 – 2016, and he ultimately aided the DOJ’s successful prosecution of them in 2016.

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  16. pnj01 says:

    He is the President of the United States. He’s mentioned in the Constitution. In fact, so much of the Constitution is built around explaining him/his power. The Constitution does NOT mention the Gang of Eight. Nor the Deputy Attorney General (indeed, not even the AG ‘s Office itself). Nor the DNI. Nor the Director FBI. POTUS is at the top of the Chain of Command of all the executive departments. Rosenstein is a subordinate of a subordinate of POTUS.

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  17. Craig from Scotland says:

    Time to relax, sit back and enjoy the show.
    ALL the information was declassified the very second the ink dried on VSG Trump directive which in itself cannot ever be up for discussion or debate.
    I think Devin Nunes is just giving a hurry up as DOJ/FBI now retain completely unclassified information with could be passed to journalists before orderly release.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Up vote, you got it on the button. Nunes is a smart guy and knows this is the case.

      I would add that the president will receive redaction recommendation as is required from the IC and DOJ. Do not be surprised if some of them do survive the presidents final decision.

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      • Beau Geste says:

        There were 4 separate obama IC investigations against Trump. What about the other 3?

        If all the requested records were in fact immediately declassified (rather than just ordered to be produced unredacted), then others such as Judicial Watch should have immediate FOIA access in all of their pending lawsuits, and should reopen their supposedly finished lawsuits.

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  18. moe ham head says:

    they need more time to get their stories straight
    im guessing another false flag soon we need a distraction maybe another fbi orchrestrated vegas style shooting hhhmmm lets see

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  19. dawg says:

    Obviously, the “Insurance policy” was Halper, Downer, etc…. “dirtying up” Papadopoulous.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      The “insurance policy” is more likely the overall scheme to assist hillary, including to defeat, then disable any opponent – which ended up being DJT. There were 4 separate spying operations of different IC agencies against Trump. There were likely similar spying operations against Bernie Sanders, who was perceivable as a bigger threat against hillary than DJT in primary season. There were other republican candidates viewed as stronger before Trump emerged. The FBI/DOJ and others likely had “plants” and spies against all of them. Can there be any doubt the FBI or “contractors” authorized by the CIA/NSA/FBI were spying on Ted Cruz? The FBI likely had initial “Halper-like” contacts with aa number of campaigns to “dirty them up” if they won the nomination. These are the “sources and methods” they are intent on protecting. How many “sources” did the FBI plant in each campaign? Who were (are) they? What surveillance was done on them, directly or by “contractors”? Did the British and Australians help any other opposition to hillary than their anti-trump collaborations? What if one “plant” is Sessions or Pence or omarosa or Spicer (as unthinkable as that is) or obama holdouts in the West Wing? We have seen how easy it is for the DOJ/FBI to threaten/blackmail (“flip”) people. Someone keeps leaking a lot since even before the DJT inauguration, so why is it not likely that there were and are several or more FBI plants in each campaign opposing hillary?

      If there were and are more spies and moles and “sources” than agents halper, misfud and steele used by the DOJ/FBI/CIA/NSA and their contractors against political campaigns, it is imperative that they be revealed.

      An insurance policy against being hit with a tricycle or boat is not a good policy. A good insurance policy to protect hillary from her own reported fear of hanging would be a general policy.

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  20. H&HC, 2nd-16th says:

    I’d venture only after the full Senate votes on the SCOTUS appointment, President Trump will start releasing the unclassified and unredacted documents “requested by Congress”.

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  21. The mass declassification will expose and preemptively render any “final report” from Mueller as the witch hunt we know it has always been )I really think Mueller knows he’s done, has nowhere to go and won’t risk any further prosecutions unrelated to Russian “collusion”).

    So if you’re Mueller, do you fold your tents ASAP and get while the gettin’s still good, or do you wait around and find yourself in a position where you might be compelled – in the interests of ethics, justice and “fair play” – to include the evidence damning the origins of your “investigation” into the final product.

    Think about it…. Mueller’s screwed.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Mueller’s goal is to ruin DJT. He keeps going as long as he can, looking for anything, with unlimited funding, stormtrooper police powers, and secret surveilance authority. He can only be stopped by finding he is engaged in criminal activities, such as being part of a coup, or alliance with Whitey Bulger and protection of mobsters, etc.

      Running s business in NYC and around the world requires making many decisions every day, and dealing with criminal politicians and unions in every country. Everyone here has probably violated a number of laws strictly interpreted, knowingly or unknowingly.

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  22. Linus in W.PA. says:

    If there’s one thing we’ve learned about the Trumpet, it’s that there is no ‘…things must be done this way ’cause that’s the way things have always been done.”

    Remember a few days back, we were all concerned that things would go silent in the (60) days before an election?? WELL!!! That’s not the case at all, is it??

    Like a freight train rolling!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Mark Mears says:

    There is some discussion here about Coats being a white/black hat. I always go back to the meeting with Admiral Rodgers. Who was present? President Trump, Admiral Rodgers, Sessions, Coats and? That meeting was 11/17 2016 and President Trump was in transition to be president. How have all of the attendees acted since then? You could also ask about Sessions being white or black hat. We know Admiral Rodgers is a true Hero and Patriot.

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  24. dawn says:

    Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Deb says:

    Prayer warriors, time to mount up.

    We need to pray, pray, pray.

    Also, call your Senators to let them know that we the tax payers are through all of this BS. We are not happy.

    Then pray some more.

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  26. betseyross says:

    The DOJ and FBI needs such a housecleaning. Time for a “You’re fired” from the WH. Gitter’ done!

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  27. TwoLaine says:

    Inside Judicial Watch: BLOCKBUSTER Interview on Bruce Ohr & the Clinton-DNC Dossier on Trump
    19 Sep 2018

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  28. Jay Wizz says:

    Nunes needs to just release the Docs.

    President Trump declassified those pages in his written order. They are now declassified.

    FULL STOP.

    There is nothing to review. If they are making a Nat Sec assessment of their release, they can do that after. It will be the same. There is no reason to retain the documents.

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  29. Scott Brooks says:

    So, how to enforce the President’s directive?

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  30. Nessie 509 says:

    I’ve been thinking about the cryptic e mail Susan Rice composed on the last day of President Obama’s presidency.
    “ By the book, “ she wrote.
    So Sarah Zcarter’s sources tell her the FBI had two investigative files. One scrubbed for Congress and the other actual plan.
    If ever a White Hat leaker is needed it might be just now.
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/09/sara-carter-fbi-had-2-separate-sets-of-books-one-with-real-spygate-docs-and-another-for-appearances-audio/

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