Panel Discusses Rosenstein -vs- McCabe: Risk and Self-Interest Within Declassification Directive….

An interesting panel discussion on Laura Ingraham’s television show.  In this segment Lee Smith (Real Clear Politics Investigations) brilliantly outlines the disparate self-interest of both Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe.  I believe Smith has this spot-on.

The New York Times and Washington Post are both primary outlets for narratives scripted by the political intelligence community.   Against the backdrop of declassification, Team McCabe was advancing an anti-Rosenstein narrative with the NYT.  Team Rosenstein was advancing a defense of Rosenstein within the Washington Post; both narratives surrounded the risks within the declassification directive.

Watch the Lee Smith part which starts at 04:30:

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The declassification is a risk to both McCabe and Rosenstein. Both began constructing a pro-active defense. However, McCabe didn’t know Rosenstein was going to carve out a deal with President Trump (leveraging Horowitz) to protect everyone in the DOJ/FBI by reversing the declassification directive.

Andrew McCabe views his risk as the largest risk, and essentially is saying, through the network which includes media, that if he goes down he’s taking everyone down.

Don’t look at this through the prism/interests of Trump supporters – look at this through the prism/interests of President Trump.

Robert Mueller has been held over President Trump’s head like a sword of Damocles for more than a year. DAG Rod Rosenstein just handed President Trump leverage over Mueller (which POTUS can use to protect his office – Trump now controls the horsehair), in exchange for not exposing the institutional corruption within the FBI and DOJ.

Leverage over Mueller is worth withdrawing the declassification directive in exchange for allowing the FBI and DOJ to manage how the institutional corruption surfaces.

President Trump agrees to allow the DOJ to use the IG report to expose the institutional corruption thereby agreeing to permit them to control the damage. However, the institution corruption must be exposed. If the DOJ and FBI renege on the deal; if the IG report does not expose the institutional corruption; then all agreements are null and void.

…Oh, and President Trump wants this done prior to the election.

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580 Responses to Panel Discusses Rosenstein -vs- McCabe: Risk and Self-Interest Within Declassification Directive….

  1. magakathryn says:

    It will get crazier. They all know it’s just a matter of time. So much more that’s being withheld. So much at stake. Keep spreading the truth.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      magakathryn, we have learned so much via SD and the above are just a portion of the whole of traitors. Trump is not deaf, blind or anything else so I feel confident he knows what has and is going on and what we want to happen will happen. As to Ford, she has no case but the democrats just want to muck the mud and tall the appointment of Kavanaugh knowing that if is in the SC, they will be on the outside looking in. So, Grassley, no more accepting delays and if she does not appear on Monday, then Mitch you had better nuclear and get BK in the SC. No more waiting, delaying, etc., etc. The traitors have had their time, and now has this Ford whose history gives lie to anything with BK and she knows it and we know it the more we learn about her upraising, her fun life, etc., etc. Time to mop floors and sooner than later. Meanwhile, please Pres. Trump be careful and have plenty of your OWN security guards surrounding you because these people are becoming desperate and will think of some horrible way to remove you. Please, God, hear our prayers that all goes well for Trump, our Republic and we People!

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      • Alison says:

        Some are confused between hearing schedule (Ford) and vote schedule (judiciary cmte).

        Grassley already cancelled the scheduled Monday hearing. He did that after one of yesterday’s deadlines wasn’t met.

        Grassley kept the Monday schedule for a vote, while offering Ford an opportunity for a hearing next Wednesday.

        Attorney Katz did not accept nor decline the Wednesday date but will now claim Wednesday hearing date is impossible & press for later date.

        Even if Ford testifies, Left shenanigans could easily stretch hearing into more than one day, no?

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      • dustycowpoke says:

        Think Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. This runs on those same type of lines.

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  2. Christopher says:

    Trump let Rosenstein off the hook by not releasing the FISA doc. So what possible course of action could we take?
    When you realize trump is protecting the deep state, you’ll realize the depth of this country’s problems.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      President is not protecting not Deep State but law enforcement system…DOJ FBI

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      • Christopher says:

        Yeah. I’m sure the FISA abusers were terrified when they learned he wasn’t going to declassify the FISA doc.
        “90D chess!” They probably yelled.

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        • MAJA says:

          Do you think it was the 56th chess board or the 87th chess board that had all the moves to set up McCabe to eviscerate rosy with rosy now in a much more dire position. Oh, you think PDJT is a bumbling idiot. Maybe you can read up a little more or go back to checkers or tic tac toe.

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          • Christopher says:

            Geez. Yeah, he’s a genius for letting them off the hook.
            Lots of kool aid over here on the right too, huh?

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            • porkyspen says:

              Christopher isn’t very bright, is he? That’s ok. His concern trolling gave me a chuckle.

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              • Christopher says:

                I guess you’re cool with no one being held accountable for spying on the trump campaign and falsifying an investigation. I am not. Your loyalty is misplaced.

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              • Christopher says:

                We didn’t elect trump to make you chuckle. We elected him to drain the swamp. Well, I did anyway. You’re obviously just a fanboy.

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            • MelH says:

              Your Liberal bias is wasting your life away! Why don’t you step up to the plate and help your floundering party that is going down the drain. All you are doing here is giving us a more definite impression of the sorrow we should feel for the ignorance of the opposing party members who MIGHT be decent upstanding people, if only they had the ability to reason and do some critical thinking instead of just emoting because they were so positive their party would win in 2016. What’s YOUR platform?

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              • Christopher says:

                So, I say I’m mad that the deepstate got let off and you think I’m a democrat. Sorry, but your dear leader sold us out and you don’t have the balls to admit it.

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                • MelH says:

                  The Deepstate has not been let off, but it will take a couple of weeks for that to be obvious to you. You can come back when that happens. We will still welcome debate about what should happen next.

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            • gda says:

              “trump”? What’s that?

              “over HERE on the right”?

              Why don’t you just scuttle back over into your sewer over there on the left?

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          • Sunshine says:

            It sure looks that way. Rosey on his knees and McCabe worried for his life.

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          • Christopher says:

            Rosy. McCabe. Two people who could have been arrested with the release of that FISA doc. But now? NOPE.

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        • luke says:

          Trump is using the threat of releasing the classified material as leverage. Don’t play your aces unless you have to. I know you want to see it as do we all, but that is not an option for now.

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          • D says:

            His ace would be bringing charges in my opinion. Not declassifying.

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            • luke says:

              Rather than pulling the bottom wrung out of the foundation of the DOJ Trump has decided to give it another chance at correcting their mistakes. Knowing he has the declassify card in his hip pocket.

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              • D says:

                So then what is Huber doing? And that’s the easy way out. The FBI should be reformed. And at the very least we need accountability for those who tried to subvert the will of the American people.

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                • Tall Texan says:

                  Reformed – more like deformed and eliminated. There is no reforming an “agency” whose entire history = corruption and/or utter incompetence.

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                • luke says:

                  I won’t disagree but in case you haven’t noticed DT is up to his ass in alligators. It’s going to take time and solid conservative majorities to get it drained. If we fail to do our part this November get ready for more disappointment.

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        • luke says:

          Trump is using the threat of releasing the classified material as leverage. Don’t play your aces unless you have to. I know you want to see it as do we all, but that is not an option for now.

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        • Carrie2 says:

          Christoper, Trump says many things to confuse some like you and the traitors, and then he hammers them. Think back over the almost 2 yrs. and did you listen to what he said and then what he did and got done? If not, no sense making remarks like you have.

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          • Christopher says:

            Traitors like the FISA abusers he just cut a deal with?
            I see now that trump derangement syndrome works both ways.

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            • Christopher, something is certainly up with Trump backing down from declassification. I hope Sundance is right about him having the upper hand, but it looks like Trump blinked. It really looks like Rosenstein backed him down. I am with you that it is very disappointing that these deep state fvckers might not be held accountable.

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      • Koot Katmando says:

        FBI and DOJ need to be tore down and started a new.

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      • Sunshine says:

        I think so. My greatest pleasure is to see Rod Rosenstein held by the curly hairs.

        And those Project Veritas videos that are released, I think DJT/Kelley saw every one of them long before release. Notice the timespan between speaking of the upcoming videos and their release. All the Project Veritas videos are ready for release but DJT needs a surveillance system in place of corrupt employees’ activities during work hours prior to the release of the videos.

        And I read James O’Keefe does have a more than adequate personal protection detail.

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      • golf7200 says:

        TheConservativeTreehouse is one of my favorite sources of info. Reasons:
        — the Genius of SD (though lately too many links to videos without his brilliant analysis)
        — civility and respect for each other in comments… a beautiful sense of community

        So being respectful… the comment by PUBLIS2016 above comes as a surprise. Any frequent CTH should know:

        DOJ-FBI = DEEP STATE

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    • John Solomon and Sara Carter know the whole story- and they are telling it drip by ugly drip!….I am confused however- Trump tweeted he was going to IG redact and the release it because the UK and Australia objected to being exposed over trying to overthrow him (imagine the gall it to to do that) and there were a few other things- plus next week they are going to release the text messages and they are extremely damning and NOT REDACTED- Rumor is that Rosenstein has been talking to Loretta Lynch 4 times in the last 11 weeks and she has recorded it! I am sure as soon as midterms are over, he will be GONE. All of them, James Bakes, Page, the Ohr’s all have been indicted and are turning states evidence…as is Loretta Lynch who has testified to the TARMAC MEETING (…uh oh Hilly!) This will all be OK…be patient

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      • RobInPA says:

        I am hoping that to save their own seditious and pathetic arses, many fingers get pointed at the Crimson Kenyan, Clapper, Comey, Brennan, Jarrett, Lynch, Holder, the CROOKED one, and more!

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        • SalixVeridi says:

          The day we see both Obama and Hillary account for their sins is the day we realize we no longer have a dual justice system; one for the Vichy and one for us.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Well, nice thought anyway. We shall see.

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      • magakathryn says:

        Yes. I’ve been saying it all along. Sara knows so much, but isn’t revealing things …. there’s a reason so much is not being reported. Trump talks to Hannity everyday. Sara is now on Hannity (back channel of info). She has inside sources. Why did Sara say on Hannity’s radio show last week that there were 2 sets of FBI books and yet nothing is being reported on it? She lets it out and then nothing. The rats know and are scrambling, turning on each other. Patience indeed.

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      • I am not aware of any of the people you mention being indicted or turning state’s evidence. I may be ignorant. I hope you are correct and not engaging in wishful thinking as many are who comment here.

        Having said that, I do believe PT has a plan and knows how he will proceed and why. IMO he will proceed without any help from Obama’s DOJ which currently runs things in that department.

        It seems to me some kind of outside prosecutor will have to be appointed by Trump but I am not informed enough to even suggest the ways he can proceed on this. Perhaps some of you can help me out.

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      • tdaly14 says:

        Jeff Carlson at Epochtimes has a great piece on all this as well. Can’t figure out how to copy/paste on iPhone sorry. It will come out and some is coming next week.

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      • TPW says:

        Less we not forget Sarah Carter may be controlled opposition……do you all not remember her and Bongino I believe on Hannity around January ….Carter tried to put out there that the Dossier was a product of Russia fooling Hillary that Hillary was duped by the Russians into thinking Trump was colluding. She got crushed on Social Media for this and quickly dropped that story line. ALL I mean ALL videos of that Hannity interview are gone. I have all along thought it suspicious that she who was basically unheard of would have privilege to first hand knowledge that even Congressmen on the committees did not have. Something is not right…. but if true she is controlled oppo……then there are people in charge that no one knows about. So watch for her to lead us down a trail to nowhere now that she has everyones trust.

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    • Deplore Able says:

      I don’t think President Trump is protecting the Deep State. Trump is in control of the timing of release of the redacted documents. He has a bunch of the deep state actors twisting in the wind and they are starting to feed upon each other. He will let them twist in the wind a bit longer, and at the appropriate time lower the boom.

      Did President Trump screw up the economy? No.
      Did President Trump screw up peace in North Korea? No.
      Did President Trump screw up tax cuts? No.
      Did President Trump screw up deregulation? No
      Did President Trump screw up getting more $$$ from our NATO allies? No
      Did President Trump screw up termination of the Iran nuclear deal? No

      Why do so many people think he is screwing this up? Trust in VSGPDJT.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Rosenstein is still kind of “not off the hook”, legally as well as being able to add leverage. If (a BIG IF) Jeff Sessions does his job, he can turn over Rosenstein’s 25th Amendment gaff over to DOJ HR Unit that investigate professional conduct and ethics issues for investigation. Based on materials seen to date, Rosenstein is guilty of stupidity in making that statement in today’s DC environment. Yet, the bigger picture has the questions being asked of Rosenstein, exactly what were guys discussing that caused such a gaff?? This has the potential of deepening the problems facing McCabe, Yates and others over FISA and conspiracy to commit fraud (impacting the election) and conspiracy sedition vs the President.

      Given the topic of discussion, Sessions has NO recusal issues and it keeps the president out of the discussion as this is an internal DOJ disciplinary action.

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      • If he made the statement, he wasn’t joking. There is no context in which that could be a joke, especially if you are DAG.

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        • thedoc00 says:

          That would be for the investigation to determine. Rosenstein is sunk either way. If he is found to committed a grave breach of discipline and is fired or if not he gets a slap on the wrist, plus he has to betray the conspiracy answering the questions about the discussion.

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        • Chieftain says:

          Sarcasm does not come across in the written word. It is know by voice, inflection, facial expression.
          “I’m going to fire your ass.”
          Is it a serious threat or a laughing comeback?
          To the moon Alice.

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          • Rhoda R says:

            Actually, the first time I read that comment I read it as a sarcastic reply. But as you say, it could be read as either. BTW, I’m no fan of Rosenstein – he was a total Sh*t in the Committee hearings and I haven’t seen anything since to change my opinion.

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    • Marsha Frey says:

      As with the game of Chess – it’s all about the “timing”. Trump isn’t a “pawn” of the Deep State – he is the only person in government who isn’t bought and paid for by the highest bidder. OIG Horowitz and Federal Attorney John Huber have been very quiet, no leaks from their investigations which shows integrity thrives there. Patience in this day of “instant gratification” is a virtue. Hold your fire – the best is yet to come.

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    • John says:

      Pres. Trump is temporarily delaying the release of the FISA documents, because there is a delay in approving the Kavanaugh nomination. He needs all five votes on the Supreme Court prior to taking out Rosenstein. The left will be challenging everything, and without Kavanaugh on the court, there will be a 4/4 split , which gets you nowhere.
      As soon as Kavanaugh is in place, POTUS will declare that “time is up,” and will release the documents.

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      • I agree with you about how careful he is regarding the new SC nominee but I don’t think delaying the FISA documents is a part of it. Listen to the interview again that SD pointed to and I think you find the reason, IMHO. I think it is about McCabe and RR and their corruption and how he is dealing with it.

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        • John says:

          My post earlier on “Kangaroo Court.”

          I’ve read somewhere that the House is leaving in one week to start there campaigning. I’m sure that the Senate is planning the same. Therefore, no activity in Congress (what’s new?), Until after the midterms. That’s why they need to vote in committee no later than Wednesday. It will Be presented to the whole Senate on Thursday with the final vote for confirmation on Friday.
          Devin Nunes said over a month ago, that they first have to seat Kavanaugh, before the house can impeach Rosenstein. Impeachment hearings on Rosenstein would stall confirmation hearings on Kavanaugh, delaying him until after the midterms.
          I have also read that if they do not get Kavanaugh seated in time, they are at risk of Supreme Court 4 to 4 rulings on all the challenges to POTUS when he actively starts eliminating the bad actors in the swamp.
          I believe that POTUS stalled the release of documents temporarily, until Kavanaugh is approved. Then Rosenstein can be neutered, and everyone exposed prior to the midterms.

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          • Ristvan says:

            Lurking Lawyer here. I read the entire fall Scotus docket. There is arguably only one significant case in the fall term, Nielson (illegal alien retainder, a sanctuary city issue) in the entire fall docket. PDJT ‘knows’ this (presumably via advisors) and has decided to let the present farce play out to Dem detriment. Time is on his side, not theirs.

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      • Koot Katmando says:

        I fail to see how these are related at all.

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      • Christopher says:

        He’s giving the FBI, CIA, and legacy media the chance to regroup and get their stories straight. He won’t have another chance like the one he just blew.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      SD said, “DAG Rod Rosenstein just handed President Trump leverage over Mueller (which POTUS can use to protect his office – Trump now controls the horsehair), in exchange for not exposing the institutional corruption within the FBI and DOJ.”

      So Christopher do you want Trump as President or not?

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      • Heika says:

        I tell you what MaineCoon… I do not want ANY ONE, including the President, ‘NOT exposing’ and holding to account – the institutional corruption within the FBI and DOJ.

        Christopher has raised good points of concern. Corruption is not fixed with more corruption.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          “When you realize trump is protecting the deep state, you’ll realize the depth of this country’s problems.”

          No, this not ony is a bad point of concern but one that lacks any conprehension of what Sundance has written.

          Just because it isn’t happening the way Christopher, you and others dictate it be done doesn’t mean it isn’t going to happen in a manner that the best possible solution.

          Do you or Christopher actually think you know more than POTUS? Seriously?

          I have zero tolerance for whiners and pity partiers at this point. Too much is at stake.

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          • Heika says:

            MaineCoon, with the utmost respect, some here can think and are not here to be groupies. When I expressed skepticism a long time ago about Sessions, and a few others, at the same time Sundance was hopeful, my skin was ripped off for thinking beyond. Later he changed his mind as more information came to light. I did not see anyone here who had my flesh in their teeth and claimed I was a troll, apologizing. That’s just fine, but let me assure you, I read very deeply what Sundance puts here. The thing is, I like to debate (as an intelligent adult), and to keep an open mind on what else might be going on. You are clearly very loyal. Good on you, but no it does not help to have blind faith and to think that POTUS is a god. That will not end well. You will very possibly be very disappointed. You are allowed to have doubts, we are all allowed to have doubts, and to question motives, at all times. POTUS is NOT your king, you are the kings, the people are the kings, all of you. He works for you. Do not give up your capacity to call bull when you see it or smell something not right, please.

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            • MaineCoon says:

              Heika, Respectfully, I have never seen your name before so I have no idea if many bit your head off for being skeptical about Sessions early on. For me my legal background requires evidence before I find him “guilty”. That is true I believe of SD. I accumulated facts over time until I acquired enough whereby I could no longer support him. That is also what SD did according to his articles. Others made early decisions but they weren’t based on facts. I don’t operate like that and disagree with that process. In my view it is no different than what is being thrown at Kavanaugh. No facts.Just fiction. Without some basis of facts, evidence, logic, scientific evaluation, it is nothing but a bunch of opinions. I’m not really interested in opinions in major decision making processes. Not a very good way to operate.

              There is a bigger picture here than just blatantly exposing the unredacted docs. SD has referenced it several times. Peoples’ brains work differently. Some can and other cannot grasp big picture concepts. That is just a fact. Their brains do not functipn like that. Therefore, they will never be able to understand that there are many ways to get to the end result. They only grasp one way and when it doesn’t happen their way, they scream, whine, throw the towel in, and endlessly spout negatively. Such thinking is extrememly narrow minded, but they are unteachable, unwilling to expand their thinking. They would rather whine. Some of us get sick of the whining. As far as just making decisions based on loyalty, i think it’s having a brain that can pivot when a solution must be pivoted and my brain is able to grasp that there is more than one way to get to the end of the road.

              It really is rather narrowminded to think that every single decision President Trump makes is going to suit both you and me. The difference is I don’t think I have all his facts nor do I think he should run things my way or I will throw the towel in a bad mouth him. Worse there are many who are such control freaks that they continually post that bad mouthing and negativity on the rest of us.Hey, say it once and move on. Who made those people king over the rest of us. Total lack of respect. Just people who have to control the entire world around them. Disrespectful.

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      • Koot Katmando says:

        Someone please explain to me how Rosy handed PDT leverage over Mueller? I am not seeing it. If PDT declassifying could take Mueller down – Why not destroy him? Does Mueller have something on PDT or his family that PDT would be trading away? Something smells rotten here.

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    • NC Patriot says:

      He is not letting them off the hook—-he is hanging the threat over their heads—to watch the rats scurry.

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      • Christopher says:

        The rats are some of the most skilled disinformation agents in the world. He had them, dead to rights and balked. Therefore HE LET THEM OFF.

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        • Fish and hunt says:

          You do realize he can order full release again at any time don’t you?

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        • smartyjones1 says:

          Indictments are in process with the months-long grand jury reported to be looking at McCabe and others suspect/allege Bruce Ohr, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok and Jim “Cardinal” Comey are in its sites as well.

          The very idea President Trump let them off is not only premature; it’s ignorant and foolhardy.

          Just say’in.

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      • Uncle zeb says:

        I’m a Trump supporter but none of us know what he is thinking. It’s all speculation.

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  3. Publius2016 says:

    Kanavaugh needs to be approved too…Notice how the “accuser” has McCabe’s attorney…not rocket science…

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  4. Jenevive says:

    Rod Rosenstien kinda killed the Left Trump
    25th Amendment argument with his statement
    that in all his interactions with the President he has
    not seen anything that would rise to the level
    of using the 25th Amendment.

    I know that was to save his skin but still it kinda puts
    a damper on the talk when he says that.

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      Scott Adams agrees. So do I.
      [cued]

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      • JasonD says:

        I don’t put RR in anti Trump “before”

        Let’s review

        Nov 2016 – POTUS ELECT made aware of deep state spying. I believe he was aware of some of it before then, but Adml Rogers outlined extent of abuse of NSA data. DJT moves out of Trump tower. He is now largely aware of coup attempt, officially no longer a “babe in the woods”. Clapper / Brennan want Rogers fired, so both sides know that the other side is onto them. War is now official between “Swamp” and DJT. From this point on DJT does not make uninformed, un-vetted decisions about personnel hiring. THIS SIMPLY WILL NOT FLY. DJT knows the government is trying to destroy him and he needs to know who he can trust in key decisions. He does not appoint people into positions of power that is suspect, that may be part of the coup – HE IS NOT AN IDIOT.

        Gnl Flynn taken out by coupists
        Rudy Giuliani (RG) becomes unofficial adviser to POTUS
        RR issues letter recommending POTUS fire Comey
        POTUS fires Comey
        POTUS tells the world during Lester Holt interview that the INVESTIGATION INTO HIS CAMPAIGN WILL HAVE TO BE FINISHED and that it will probably be worse than if he hadn’t fired Comey. POTUS is telling us that he knew/understood there would be a Special Council – there always is, and everyone was talking about it. He factored the SC into his thinking before firing Comey – remember RG is an “unofficial adviser” and would later become his “official lawyer”. By now POTUS knows about FISA, Carter Page and probably “likely moles in his campaign” (because RG, who is tight with LEO’s and former DOJ’s) (These are all 4D chess moves, by the way)

        RR and Mueller meet with POTUS for 4 hrs, supposedly to hire FBI director, but Mueller has already exceeded term limit for this pos’n. Why is RR interviewing for FBI director and not JS? This 4 hr meeting was NOT to hire Mueller for FBI director.

        Next day, Special Council appointed. It is reported that JS was in meeting with POTUS interviewing “another” candidate for FBI director. So, JS was involved in appointing FBI director, and not RR, confirming that the RR/Mueller meeting was likely NOT for FBI director.

        POTUS recently tells us that RR recommended hiring Wray for FBI director, POTUS announces Wray’s nomination in JUNE, but the SC is appointed mid May. So, RR is the most powerful man in the USA because he controls the SC who can remove POTUS from office. So, RR is now the leader of the coup who is trying to destroy DJT, his entire family, all his associates and friends. AND POTUS TAKES HIS ADVICE ON WHOM TO APPOINT AS DIRECTOR OF THE FB(effing)I??? Come on people, just HOW DUMB are you claiming PDJT to be, whilst simultaneously proclaiming him to be a VSG??????

        The only scenario that square all these facts is that you are witnessing the BIGGEST STING IN HISTORY to take down the most corrupt and brazen soft coup attempt in history.

        Rudy Giuliani tells the world on Hannity about 3 weeks back that he has the dirt on the coup attempt but that he cannot yet share it with us – DUH. POTUS knows all and is playing with the mice. He wants the biggest fish (Obama/Clinton) dead to rights – that is who he is reeling in now.

        I could add that POTUS reportedly trusts RR enough to spend hours being briefed by him re the OIG report, POTUS never criticises him on twitter like he does Mueller and JS, POTUS recently walked back the declass at RR’s request. And I work 44 hours a week for a living in Australia, so all this info was readily available to anyone, anywhere. This is not hard to grasp. Something other than the “official” line is at play here. Sit back, stock up on your favourite “poison”, and enjoy the show!!!!

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        • Arrest Soros says:

          Furthermore, if POTUS was in danger from Mueller or RR or any other “deep stater”, then Admiral Rogers would NEVER have retired in May 2018.
          Adm Rogers retired because he no longer needed to protect POTUS. POTUS was no longer in danger.
          No patriot would retire in the middle of a fierce fight.

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        • Curry Worsham says:

          Well done, Jason!
          Something’s afoot!
          We can’t know exactly what’s going on, but it’s apparent to some of us that the pieces don’t add up.
          Nice catch: “POTUS recently walked back the declass at RR’s request.”

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          • JasonD says:

            Hey Curry, I’ve been back at work, so I was a bit slow on the bit that POTUS took RR’s advice on Chris Wray AFTER the appointment of the Special Counsel.

            This is proof that POTUS thought that RR was a “white hat” after Mueller’s appt, and the latest concession to RR seems to indicate that that is still the case.

            Plus, the NY”Slimes” article proves that McCabe has now cottoned on to this.

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            • Curry Worsham says:

              Great point!
              Q says alliances are forming: Comey/McCabe vs. Rosenstein/?

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              • JasonD says:

                Not sure about the “nitty gritty”, but I am now 100% sure that Rosenstein has been a white hat all along and that the “black hats” now know. Expect lot of action from here – it is has just moved out of the shadows into the public arena.

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                • Curry Worsham says:

                  That’s it! I’ve been trying to put my finger on it. The Black Hats are beginning to figure out what’s going on. That’s why they’re going after Rosey. “You’re going down with us!” Only he’s not because he’s part of the sting.
                  They’re beginning to go into total PANIC mode!

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                • JasonD says:

                  Yup, not an investment adviser, but Warren Buffet may have been be tempted to purchase popcorn futures around about yesterday!!

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  5. Chilidog says:

    Are you saying the ig will release a report before the election? It’s hard to imagine getting one before next spring. It will be a whitewash like the last one. Not seeing the leverage. Everything Trump is doing is about the midterms. He knows that if he declassifies everything than he will have to deal with resignations and firings before the midterms. That will further the narrative of chaos and motivate the dem base. The dems don’t see corruption at the doj. They want to give Strzok a medal. There’s nothing that will come out to change that fact. There is already overwhelming evidence of a coup. Declassification won’t change the dems position.

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  6. Not Ideal says:

    This makes sense.

    I like the last part too — before the election.

    Thank you.

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  7. L4grasshopper says:

    Oh, and President Trump wants this done prior to the election.
    ——
    He better be demanding it be done, by say, Oct 25th or so.

    Otherwise it won’t matter much.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      “if the DOJ and FBI renege on the deal; if the IG report does not expose the institutional corruption; then all agreements are null and void.”

      President Trump has all the leverage. Do the scaredy cats here really think P45 is going to risk losing any mid-terms seats?

      Showtime.

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    • rayvandune says:

      Most of the American public is snoozing even sounded than Sessions – they have heard nothing of this but the barest hints. It is going to take some strong and disciplined communications to get this across strongly enough to swing votes. Haven’t seen that yet!

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      • MaineCoon says:

        The rally attendees know. They always respond to every single slinge and arrow P45 throws out. They know. They will vote. Many that don’t know aren’t even going to the polls.

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    • jmclever says:

      When POTUS Trump promises a MOAB, he delivers. Just ask ISIS in Afghanistan.

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  8. notunderwhelmed says:

    My head hurts. I’ll never read a political thriller again. Reality is more fantastical and disturbing. Where the hell do we go from here?

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    • MaineCoon says:

      You got it. This road show is going to continue for 6.5 more years. It’s a BIG swamp.

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    • sundance says:

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      • Koot Katmando says:

        Sound to me like someone trying to put a smiley face on PDT caving on Declassifying.

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        • gda says:

          Yet Sundance agrees.

          And what is the real alternative? Oh, I know – let’s stop trusting PT.

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          • Koot Katmando says:

            SD is a wonderful Source. Yet SD one also said Mueller was good thing. We all make mistakes and think SD is making one with this leverage idea.

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            • MaineCoon says:

              Immature statement. As in ones profession as in life and in science, as one gets more and more information or facts ones thoughts and determinations change accordingly. Cancer kills, but some day there will be a cure. So, Kooty, you charge SD is mistaken about the Mueller leverage, but you present no proof. Change your name to Blasiey Ford and you’ll be in good company.

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              • Koot Katmando says:

                Well there we go. You have no more facts than I do yet you trash me because I see it different. SD has no PROOF and neither do you. Please stop responding me to and move on.

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                • MaineCoon says:

                  Kooty, Noticed you didn’t bother to read the article. Educate yorself. Take it up a notch. And quite posting the exact same post repeatedly over varous threads. Spoon feed yourself by reading the article Sundance just posted above. Excerpt below, but do your own homework. Whining gets old.

                  FTA: Should the IG report prove less revealing, or more drawn out than is required, President Trump can revert to his prior declassification order.

                  This apparent behind-the-scenes negotiating appears to be in regards to managing the damage done to our institutions—and our allies—as a result of the actions under the previous administration.

                  Personally, I’m in favor of full disclosure now—and let the chips fall where they may.

                  But I also understand the power of leverage. Despite the disappointment sure to be expressed by many, President Trump is currently holding a position of significant leverage over all of those involved—including Britain and Australia.

                  Ask yourself a simple question. Which avenue proves more powerful in manners of public persuasion. A forced declassification of a specified set of documents by President Trump. Or an honest and damning report issued by an independent Inspector General. One who was nominated by Obama.

                  President Trump has made the decision that a better course is to allow IG Horowitz to manage the information disclosure. If this is not done to President Trump’s satisfaction, well, my guess is all bets are off.

                  In the meantime, my expectation is that the release of the Inspector General’s report just got significantly accelerated.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Koot, you’d be better off reading the entire Epoch Times article, including the background articles linked from therein. That article is certainly anything but a “smiley face”.

          Here is the “money quote” from Jeff Carlson’s article:

          Ask yourself a simple question. Which avenue proves more powerful in manners of public persuasion. A forced declassification of a specified set of documents by President Trump. Or an honest and damning report issued by an independent Inspector General. One who was nominated by Obama.

          President Trump has made the decision that a better course is to allow IG Horowitz to manage the information disclosure. If this is not done to President Trump’s satisfaction, well, my guess is all bets are off.

          I think that only PDJT and maybe a few very of his close advisors understand the ENTIRE set of dynamics at play with this situation. Given his successful survival to date under a withering barrage of being framed by a small IC cabal attempting a soft coup, lied about by the MSM on a daily basis, and who knows how many attempts on his life that have been prevented, my bets are on the President’s judgement.

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          • Koot Katmando says:

            I did read the article before I posted. I stand by what I said.

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            • MaineCoon says:

              You stand by what you said, but you said nothing. Not one shred of evidence. You sound like Balsiey Ford. Empty words. Nothing.

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              • Koot Katmando says:

                I said I thought the piece was cover for PDT caving on declassifying. I read the article twice since I have been accused of not reading it. I still think it is cover. I do not get the leverage angle. I bet Nunez and his friends in Congress do not get it either.

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                • smartyjones1 says:

                  Nothing wrong with you stating your opinion even without evidence. That’s fine.
                  But you keep doing it over and over and over even on the same page and many find it beyond tiresome.

                  Add me to that list.

                  IMHO, President Trump is deploying a strategy, one which will bear fruit. Do I know all the information and details he does to come to a determination? Of course not.

                  But I’m not going to repeat it over and over and over obnoxiously. Being obnoxious is, of course, a First Amendment right too. I just won’t do it.

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      • magakathryn says:

        Sundance, do you read Carter Page and George Pappa’s tweets? They are very interesting.

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  9. Monticello says:

    I don’t like it….. this is the first indication that ovg president is becoming a politician.

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    • LW says:

      Oh give me a break! Thats bs!

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    • Fish and hunt says:

      He’s a deal maker. A deal maker gets what he wants. What does he want? The SC investigation ended, his name cleared, and the corruption exposed. Count on all of those things happening.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Did it ever don on you and the other scaredy cats here that although this apex-predator, deal-maker negotiator maneuvers in a manner above our pay grade it might not be above Trump?

      I’m watching ‘n learning. A lot!

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    • Monti, you are wrong on this. PT doesn’t need to be president or more money. He doesn’t need fame. I really believe he is a patriot and he loves this country.

      By way of full disclosure, I want all of you to know I did not support him in the primary and voted for Rubio and gave money to Cruz. I thought Trump was the only one of the 17 who could not win. I was wrong. And, unlike Cruz and Rubio, I worked to get him elected once he became the nominee.

      After his first major news conference I was convinced. I thought, “Man, you got to love this guy!! He pushes back and is transparent in what he thinks and says.”

      PT is nothing like a regular politician.

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      • Heika says:

        There are other ‘achievements’ men who have everything might strive for – other than patriotism.

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        • I know, but I am having a hard time coming up with something that would justify all he has had to put up with since becoming president. It looks like to me he is putting his family and businesses at risk.

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          • Heika says:

            Yes, I do think about this quite a bit More Covfefe. I admire his capacity to take the knocks. I would say that he is in some way boosted by the criticism to go harder, otherwise, he would not be so ‘sassy’ in the face of it! He would have to be deeply narcissistic in order to stand strong. I am not meaning to be critical by saying that. But it might explain his oblivion on the personal attacks. It is extremely normal for narcissism to be the driving force behind such success. Most ‘really’ (financially or power) successful people are .. close to if not fully pathological. The greatest achievements in the world are driven by this self-focused drive. So my thoughts are that’s how he rolls. Again, it’s not meant to be a criticism, only an observation.

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      • NC Patriot says:

        He tells us EVERY SINGLE DAY what he is thinking in his tweets—he makes US part of the process. Same in any rally. It was OUR victory—not his ! How can we not root for him?

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  10. todayistheday99 says:

    Looks like McCabe may have set off a multi-chain blackmail Mexican standoff.

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  11. Christopher says:

    The president wants this done before the election? Then he should have done it himself.
    He’s worried about the perception of negativity effecting the russia probe? Yeah, they should have worried about that when they started it.
    The president wants leverage over muller?
    So he’ll protect the deepstate if it gives him leverage over the deepstate.
    Nice job, Mr. President. You got played. So did we, but at least we know you have no interest in holding anyone accountable.
    He said “those people in the fbi are gone now.”
    Does he think that’s what we meant when we’d say ‘lock her up’? We wanted Strzok fired and that’s it?
    Our last chance is a moron who just sold out to the very people ruining this country.

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  12. SteveC says:

    It’s not the first time McCabe has said that ‘(If I Go Down I’m Taking Everybody Else With Me’). That was reported in the March/April 2018 time frame.

    Not sure why we didn’t take him at hos word and try that..

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    • MaineCoon says:

      He did say it. I actually took him at his word and I have no doubt his co-conspirators did. A guys gotta do what a guys gotta do. He was just waiting until he had to take his shot. Unfortunately, he shot himself in the foot, along with a bunch of other feet.

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  13. Andrew McCabe views his risk as the largest risk, and essentially is saying, through the network which includes media, that if he goes down he’s taking everyone down.

    Does that mean he will be “Arkincided”?

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    • Elle says:

      He’s saying if they are going to make him walk the plank, then he will sing as he walks it. He knows he’s a dead man walking regardless.

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  14. Anon says:

    It’s annoying when hosts smile and smirk about serious stuff like this.
    “Rod Rosenstein working to drive the President from office. Huh!” Just 15 seconds in.

    It undercuts everything you’re saying. Tucker does this sometimes too, but less than he used to.

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  15. Countrywatch says:

    Oh the irony. I refer to this in your text:
    “The New York Times and Washington Post are both primary outlets for narratives scripted by the political intelligence community”.

    We have just finished watching a few moments ago The Post, with Merryl Streep and Tom Hanks*, and decided to check the computer for any messages from Sundance, only to find the article above with virtually the opening sentence referring to the current roles that the NYT and WP have played in the current scandal. What a complete reversal from those Nixon days, with the NYT and WP now apparently being tools of a weaponised FBI/DOJ/State Department, apparently covering up for the Obama administration’s wrongs, and failing to investigate those crimes.

    *(on how the NYT and the WP had gone to great lengths to investigate government wrongdoing and cover-up, and publish, in the face of legal action by the government, material from government documents about how the Vietnam War could not be won, and yet young men still being sent to war/death),

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    • GB Bari says:

      Ughh. That movie “The Post” is Hollywoods disgustingly blatant piece of Josef Goebbels Award-worthy propaganda glorifying the two primary Deep State-controlled publishing outlets. I rate it a full 5 barf bags.

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  16. MAJA says:

    PDJT is working it, and working it hard. They are falling on their knives at this point. What a great set up of both rosy and McCabe. I recall rosenstein was refused meetings with PDJT in the last 2 weeks and wonder if PDJT knew through his intel sources that this was brewing, then added gasoline to the fire by agreeing with rosy as late in the game as possible so he couldnt signal mccabe that he had it handled while McCabe let the cat out of the bag not knowing he was going to be protected. Haha. Q says they are stupid, they are also terrified.

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  17. Lactantius says:

    President Donald J. Trump has mastered the art of swimming with sharks. Inspector General Michael Horowitz wrote a report which gave sufficient evidence of causation for a prosecutor to gear up and probe deeply into the FBI and the DOJ. IG Horowitz muted his language to probable cause rather than express a conclusion. Typical bureaucratic boilerplate. But, the DOJ and the FBI did not take the probable cause and run with it, unless U.S. Attorney John Huber is quietly busy with a Grand Jury.

    At any time, President Donald J. Trump can walk into the Department of Justice and tell Rod Rosenstein and Christopher Wray that he, POTUS, wants to see the original documents of his choice. Check mate. He can not be denied. If he takes Vice President Pence with him, the 25th Amendment is by-passed, it would be clear that Vice President Pence was not on board with any 25th Amendment scheme. (The 25th Amendment requires the vice president and a majority of the cabinet to determine that President Donald J. Trump is “unable to discharge the powers and duties” of his office,)

    By what power does the DOJ and the FBI refuse to comply with POTUS? None. Art. II, §3 of the Constitution states: “he, shall take Care that the Laws be faithfullly executed….” Noncompliance would immediately devolve to individuals who will have to be named and exposed for insubordination. Martial law is the imposition of direct military control of normal civilian functions of government. Without question, we would have historic fireworks if President Donald J. Trump placed the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation under martial law, but the military courts system is instantly available to carry out the laws of the United States in agencies of the United States which refuse to cooperate with the Constitution and the established rule of law. (The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 would be excluded by definition within the act: “Enforcement of federal law at the discretion of the President of the Untied States.)

    This is not arm chair drool cup prognosticating. The Constitution accounts for insubordination. Naturally, mature statesmen would prefer to “straighten things out” without nuking important executive agencies with the Constitution. Before anything approaching martial law were to take place a “Come to POTUS” meeting would find the wherewithal to produce the documents.

    “Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” — Abraham Lincoln

    I posted this on another thread and moved it here, because it fits here better. There is no reason for President Donald J. Trump to be sucked into a game of hand grenades when he has the Constitutional power and right on his side and the rest in the amorphous crowd are making it up as it goes.

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    • Heika says:

      THANK YOU for this. There is no need for him to ‘play games’. I agree and as I said above, corruption is not fixed through more corruption. A straight bat is all that is needed.

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  18. Citizen 817 says:

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  19. clipe says:

    test

    Am I in the spam in the penalty box/spam bucket?

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  20. Mark McQueen says:

    If McCabe says he’s going to take everyone down with him, then go after McCabe. 😀

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  21. Amy2 says:

    I’m a gullible neophyte at this, but I gotta go with the president being concerned about UK and Australia. He doesn’t owe them anything, but I think he wants to protect the relationship. Rosenstein is the little Dutch boy trying to put his fingers in the dyke and he just used his last one to prevent this release; fortunately for him, the president got calls from two major countries at the same time.

    Someone needs to be up on charges PUBLICLY pretty soon so they can all start to turn on each other. As long as Rosenstein can continue to “signal” that he’s got this, we won’t see anything. Please Mr. President, RR didn’t get what he wanted from the Mueller probe (leverage on YOU), don’t give him another opportunity!!!

    I’m going to need blood pressure medication before this is over…..

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    • I do not see any American TV over here—but from my perspective it seems that the UK/Australia angle is being totally blacked out.

      Is anybody in the mainstream talking about that?

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      • Amy2 says:

        Of course not. This is America!!

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      • scott467 says:

        “Is anybody in the mainstream talking about that?”

        __________________

        No idea. The only ‘mainstream media’ I see anymore is mostly linked from this (CTH) website, lol!

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      • mimbler says:

        They aren’t even talking much about the whole declassification thing, as they haven’t got their anti-Trump angle on it yet. And the UK/Australia angle is way down in the weeds by their perspective.

        Although, of course, it really is important, but once again hard to figure out an anti-Trump angle to it.

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      • pmdea says:

        Total blackout from MSM here in Australia…

        Peter Dutton was the Minister that promoted the vote to replace Malcolm Turnbull as PM– Foreign Minister Julie Bishop also resigned her position. Turnbull was not doing well in the polls, however no real reason was given as to why the no confidence vote was held. The lack of a clear explanation for the vote was discussed frequently on MSM here.

        Minister Peter Dutton for Home Affairs with responsibilities for immigration, border control, domestic security and law enforcement is an ex police officer and would hear from members of IC community here. There has been a political and MSM hit job on him ever since – naturally because Peter is strong on boarder security, he is not popular with left or MSM. At present he has managed to hold onto his portfolio, by a slim margin.

        If there was talk behind the scenes of Australia’s involvement – it did not make it to the media..

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      • missilemom says:

        No one in MSM but George Papadopoulos is on Twitter.

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    • H&HC, 2nd - 16th says:

      Is it possible for PDJT not publicly naming them do you think the Aussies (likely) and the Brits (unlikely) are working with PDJT by giving up informants’ names and perhaps surveillance data?

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      • Amy2 says:

        The names have been out there and on this site for awhile. I understand it’s not being reported, but the info is out there. When PDT said he would declassify, these two didn’t want to be embarrassed (I assume.) I don’t think anyone wants an international incident! There’s plenty of future felons running around our own country!

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        • BetsBets says:

          Whatever the story is with attempting to keep the UK and Australia out if this, I think it’s fair to say that PDJT asked for something in return. POTUS doesn’t have it in his nature to give without getting something back.

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        • jackphatz says:

          This almost doesn’t make sense, since everyone knew about the UK and Aussie’s. Trump is not going to create an international incident, might express to them to not do it again. I have a gut feeling there is something else too. Maybe it’s the Kavanaugh asininity, maybe it is trying to get McCabe to rat out a few more.
          Nothing will change in this cycle until he releases what he’s promised or the latest monkey trial is finished and all confirmed.

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      • Fish and hunt says:

        And consider this. Australia just moved to a far more friendly government, and May is on a perpetual hot seat in the UK. Trump holds the cards there as well. Let’s see: you get the SC closed down, your name cleared, your family protected, the corruption exposed by the IG, and…….sure up two major allies.

        Is that worth the deal on delaying release?

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    • MaineCoon says:

      “I gotta go with the president being concerned about UK and Australia. He doesn’t owe them anything, but I think he wants to protect the relationship.”

      I believe POTUS with put the Office of the Presidency and US-UK-AUS relationship above his personal situation. Although, they will pay…in some form..we just won’t really know how. We’ll never know the tit-for-tat. We’ll just see a big WIN for USA in some manner. He’ll get his pound of flesh, as he should, so it’s never done again.

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      • Blind no longer says:

        Just wait till the British and Aussie citizens find out that their government made a deal with the Obama administration to spy on them in exchange for spying on us! That is what has them all terrified…although I don’t know why since Merkel knew Obama spied on her, and our own Senate knew he spied on them…even members of his own party! What’s the big secret!

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      • GB Bari says:

        Yes. That further adds to the politically useful “Leverage” gained by his decision to refer to the OIG, that Sundance (and Jeff Carlson) has described.

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    • Zippy says:

      “I gotta go with the president being concerned about UK and Australia”

      As mentioned by Dan Bongino on his podcasts and in his pending book, the UK and Australia provided the setup for this entire farce. It was a push/pull operation using Papadopoulos and others, mainly Papa-D.

      Listen to the interview below. There are MULTIPLE, MAJOR bombshells that very few will catch and the interviewer wasn’t one of them. Dan Bongino caught them, pointed them out in a recent podcast, and was very pleased to hear them since they provided further evidence for his Five Eyes setup of Trump theory, the reasons for which he gives in his book.

      REMEMBER:
      1. Brennan had a director to director meeting with the head of MI6 – the material was “too sensitive” to go through the normal channels – sure…
      2. The head of MI6 resigns “for family reasons” on the Monday after the Friday PDJT was sworn in – mission NOT accomplished and he expected repercussions. Little did he know how much the swamp SCUM on this side of the pond could drag their feet and reject oversight from CONgress and orders from their BOSS, PDJT.

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    • Rosey’s still got a few toes, but using them will DEFINITELY cut into ESCAPABILITY.

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  22. Redacted says:

    This reminds me of the end of Resevoir Dogs when they all had the guns pointed at each other. Who’s gonna be standing besides Trump??

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  23. Trolls seem to be out… remember, don’t feed the trolls.

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  24. JMC says:

    I will repeat always and everywhere: The Obama EO states that classification may not be employed 1) to conceal a crime 2) merely to prevent embarrassment to public officials. Why is this not being mentioned by the WH?

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    • Zippy says:

      “1) to conceal a crime 2) merely to prevent embarrassment to public officials”

      Sure… both have been used FOREVER for those reasons. An EO isn’t going to change that any more than an EO could suddenly eliminate the swamp.

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  25. pmdea says:

    Dershowitz on CNN – 9/22/2018

    Dershowitz suggested Saturday: “What he [Trump] could do very plausibly is have his lawyers go to court and make a motion to recuse Rosenstein from any involvement in any case involving the president.”

    “Because he has a conflict of interest. He has two conflicts of interest: First, he wrote the memo…authorizing the firing of Comey. You can’t both investigate obstruction of justice and be part of the obstruction of justice.”

    “But second, he has a conflict now because the Times reports that his goal is to be ‘vindicated,’ and the way he can be ‘vindicated’ is by putting all the blame on President Trump.”

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  26. Suzanne says:

    Ohhhhh… if McCabe goes down he’s taking all of them with him?
    Arrest him now! Perp walk him in handcuffs around Dupont Circle and alert the media in advance! It will end thus circus and name all the black hats! Yay! DO It! Monday morning at 0901!

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  27. Dutchman says:

    The posts criticising POTUS, in this latest maneuvering over release of these documents, saying HE ‘got played’, and we got played, remind me.

    The time POTUS offered the dems and amnesty repubs MORE than they were asking for, on DACA.

    OH! The handwringing, gnashing of teeth and sackcloth and ashes crowds were out in force!

    “Betrayed his base, his supporters, etc.
    It was a TACTIC, to expose that his opponents not only DIDN’T CARE about ‘ The kids’ but that they were using them as pawns, and DIDN’T WANT TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM, they wanted an issue.

    And, not many who criticized him for that, are crow afterwards. Instead, they waited for the NEXT time they could ‘lose faith’ (a faith they never had) so they could again rend their garments.

    “Oh, he said sh*thole, what an *sshole”

    Of, he signed into tax bill!

    And, here they are again, crying “He has been snookered, he is betraying us, he’s a tool.

    Let’s withold judgement, and WAIT to see how this plays out. Because history with DJT has shown, time after time, that he ends up coming out in top, every time.

    I won’t say “Have faith”, instead I will say GET some faith, and grow a pair, while your at it!

    Or at least, have some cheese,….
    with your whine!

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    • bosscook says:

      I can’t click “like”, so I’ll type LOVE

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    • MaineCoon says:

      “they could ‘lose faith’ (a faith they never had)”…..

      Particularly the AM guy who keeps saying he’s going to actually pray, after his long winded, throw in the towel, pity party…I say to him..What faith does he have??

      Scaredy cats. Wimps. Whiners. Towel throwers. Faithless..in Trump and in God. How do these people make it through life? Who is holding their hands every day, through every decisions, as they cry their way through life?

      I’m not around people like this. I know no one like this. These people need help. Mental health,

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    • bulwarker says:

      Are you serious? DACA is still in effect, and protected by activist judges, and last I heard it is having to work its way through the courts – like it was BEFORE Sessions decided to intervene.

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    • Blind no longer says:

      Instead, they waited for the NEXT time they could ‘lose faith’ (a faith they never had) so they could again rend their garments.

      Amen and AMEN Dutch…it’s exhausting!

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  28. scott467 says:

    “ndrew McCabe views his risk as the largest risk, and essentially is saying, through the network which includes media, that if he goes down he’s taking everyone down.”

    __________________

    Well I sure hope so.

    I would be tremendously disappointed in that rat-traitor if he didn’t, lol!

    Keep an eye out for the Arkancide Blimp, Team Clinton isn’t even hiding their kill-squads anymore.

    Before this is over, I won’t be surprised to see HRC try to kill someone personally, on live TV.

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  29. David Zink says:

    OIG report #1 was so weak I am not expecting much. The FBI and DOJ don’t get to expect any deference when they have leaked so much and gone after EVERY person in Trumps orbit as a personal attack.

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  30. marko says:

    I was shocked to learn the weasel met with Trump and convinced him to not release docs. Major fup. I would have thought Trump would have learned Horowitz is worthless.

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  31. mark mears says:

    Just demote RR and Sessions to HR. Stick deGenova in place and watch what happens.

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  32. magakathryn says:

    Interesting read https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-21/russiagate-two-new-york-times-paragraphs-stunning-admission

    Again, just throwing something out there, but the NYT, although it buries the Truth in it’s article, is in coverup/panic mode. I see these tiny crumbs as their excuse to claim they haven’t been “fake news”. Watch for more of these little crumbs of Truth.

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    • rayvandune says:

      But read the NEXT sentence after the “no public evidence” admission. Worded in Timespeak bafflegab, but it seems to say something like “But his presidency has been severely hammered anyway, so even without evidence, it’s all good.” I think THIS is the stunning admission… that the Times’ objective was to destroy Trump, not find the truth!!” Nauseating. And a scary peek into their twisted minds that think in a sentence structure like that, and think it justifies their lies in the eyes of their readers. I guess I t probably does in many cases.

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    • GB Bari says:

      At the end of the ZeroHedge article:

      Again, The Times began by citing “a mountain of evidence” in paragraph 5, but ends with: “Mr. Trump’s frustration with the Russian investigation is not surprising. He is right that no public evidence has emerged…”

      Journalist Aaron Maté rightly concludes, “This is a pattern: ample words for Trump-Russia innuendo; quiet acknowledgment of no evidence. And 0 words on what has been debunked.

      Nailed it.

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  33. Mustang says:

    Where is Jeff Sessions? Can you imagine how different this all would be with a firecracker AG?

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  34. Gary Lacey says:

    The attempted coup d’etat uncovering is gaining speed. For the sake of the union they may call it something else, but it was a coup d’etat!

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    • CopperTop says:

      I believe the Queen saw it that way as well. People forget that she’s the ultimate military authority. 45 and her saw eye to eye just about the time her grandson’s wedding list was issued and she allowed Harry to wed in military garb…

      It’s been obvious that as head of state of two of the nations deeply involved, she intervened. It’s the ONLY explanation. The UK parliament could have given a rats patottie… The Queen I’m sure as one head of state to another took actions to prove she would NOT support the coup of 44 and all his men/women. To let her grandson sit idly by in military garb in God’s house where any friendly nod to 44 could have been construed a million ways as his assent as a member of the military to what the UK govt knew by then had occurred.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Not much was said about POTUS meeting with the Queen. I always wondered if POTUS stuck to protocol. He admires the Queen. His mum was a British subject.

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        • CopperTop says:

          Her lady in waiting (Lady Argyle) is American. Google the tape…she says ‘keep giving them heck’….or something other…she was wearing a 44 gift but I think that was because she had no idea politically what was happening and was trying to be pro US rather than likes him (she’s supposed to follow her sovereign in that arena as a lady in waiting. It was CLEAR she loved PDJT disruptive Americanism.

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  35. thedoc00 says:

    I want Rosenstein investigated for this gaff, if for no other reason to expose the content and context of the “heated discussion” that caused the gaff. There is a strong potential to further expose the conspirators if that happens and makes Rosenstein a liability to the conspirators (and an asset to President Trump if he wants to survive).

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    • rayvandune says:

      FYI – it’s “gaffe”. A “gaff” is a hooked pole you use to snag a fish. Hopefully PDJT will give you an opportunity to use THAT word soon too!

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  36. CopperTop says:

    Leverage began on the day Adm Rogers stopped by POTUS -elect’s office for a chat that no one on the dark side knew he was having.

    All things since have been a matter of taking a cue from this remarkable patriot and letting the story unfold.

    For 1000th time Guiliani was given window dressed position to be in charge of Cyber to talk with Rogers (and successors really) to remove information control from non-military IC channels and align ally spying with the military instead of unelected bureaucrats. Rudy G himself stated on of ‘Friends’ his Cyber position was ‘top secret…well NOT top secret” (wink wink not top secret but Yankee White Tiop secret).

    This is not a ‘plan’ it is an operation and leverage and rules of engagement based on the theatre of war determine ever step by PDJT then and now. He took one major hit with Sessions recusal but was no reason for 45 to leave the fight.

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  37. trumpismine says:

    That lingering stench is as old as man himself. The battlefield, and any soldier will tell you there are no atheists in the foxholes. Pray for our old soldier President Trump.

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  38. Yet another twist on Trump’s USE of LEVERAGE:

    How will POTUS make use of his “restraint” on the UK and Australian request that he withhold their role in FISA abuse … THIS WEEK … when he leads a U.N. session and meets with other Heads of State?

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  39. Another Scott says:

    Leverage against Mueller is the biggest thing. The sooner he is gone the better.

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  40. joeknuckles says:

    Shouldn’t RR at least recuse himself from any investigation of the president or McCabe at this point?

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  41. missilemom says:

    Love Lee Smith, writing for The Tablet and American Greatness.

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  42. Koot Katmando says:

    I still do not get the leverage concept. What leverage over Mueller? This would only work if Mueller really has something on PDT that PDT does not want out and they both stand down Mueller does not release his bad stuff and PDT does not declassify? Is that what you are saying? Other wise why would PDT not torch these vermin.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      i think they are commenting on the final report being released within the next few weeks since its finally O v e r…these fools are hurting more and more Deep Staters with each oassing day…Go back to the shadows Deep State!

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    • MaineCoon says:

      As Guiliani has said, even if you tell the truth, some one else can give contradictory testimony in a deposition and you can be found ‘guilty’ of lying. Mueller isn’t stopping unless stopped.

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    • gda says:

      Mueller’s report HAS to go through RR. If Mueller trys a fast one (early release of report), PT puts RR to the torch and releases the documents.

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      • Koot Katmando says:

        That would mean PDT thinks Mueller has something?

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        • Rhoda R says:

          I’m sure Mueller has CREATED something. Even it it’s only by innuendo. He’s good at that sort of crap – has to be since apparently he’s pretty much a crap prosecutor without it.

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        • Fish and hunt says:

          No, it just means the MSM would run with any “speculation” Mueller may offer, and possibly effect the mid terms. The President wants a clean report on him. That’s why having Rosenstein in his debt is now very important.

          The rats are canabilizing each other. It will only get worse. Those who work to save themselves will bring down the whole house leaving the Presidents hands clean.

          A rat house divided against itself cannot stand

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        • GB Bari says:

          Koot, notice that the two other replies to your question basically agree. Muller only has what he can fabricate, since there is no hard evidence to be found. But Mueller can leak speculation (fabricated BS) to the media despite not having any evidence to back it up and the media will run all day and all week with it until the next squirrel runs in front of their eyes.

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          • Koot Katmando says:

            I get that. I still say sunshine is best. I wish PDT had declassified and discredited Mueller if he had the chance. The fact the he dropped it to the IG that I have no faith in is not encouraging.

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  43. Publius2016 says:

    Anyone else notice how this “recusal” business is all interpretation…its like Mueller gets to stay because hes the Original Conflict…after 911 these jokers have had carte blanche

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  44. tdaly14 says:

    My husband said months ago, wait until the rats start turning on each other. It will be glorious to watch. Come out it will.

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  45. Firefly says:

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  46. For Eyes says:

    The simplest reason to fire the whole top of the DOJ / FBI is it seems none of them are actually doing any real work, and spend their days working complex plots

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  47. railer says:

    “…Oh, and President Trump wants this done prior to the election.”

    I’m not sure he does, and I’m not sure the DoJ will report out on all this before the election. Their policy is not to take political actions near an election, which Mueller is actually obligated to follow as well, although this policy has been violated before. I doubt Trump even wants them to do so, as he’s likely got a solid election strategy independent of this. The media will leak constantly and keep the pot simmering, and he’ll be able to tweet and rattle their cages at his whim, so a formal report from DoJ isn’t really required and could confuse the electorate as much as it might inform it. Remember, it’s the economy, stupid.

    We’re sort of entering a phase where the leaks and dirt are starting to break against the Swamp rats, so at this point I’d almost rather see an intermittent flow of leaks and dirt rather than a formal document that itself requires reading, analysis and propagandizing and isn’t a ready campaign tool for candidates to use. The dirt and leaks are the thing right now. See what Trump used last night? “The stench from the FBI, and we’re going to clean it up.” Forget arguing about which text from which Swamp lawyer meant what to whomever. Let’s talk about the STENCH, the LEAKS, the LIES, the people who keep getting fired, and all that fun stuff. It’s good campaign material. And if things look shaky a couple weeks before the election, you drop a bomb then. I’d strip a few more security clearances or something, maybe do a minor declass or two, something of that nature.

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    • Elle says:

      Right. There’s no rush. Trump just needs to keep everyone fired up to assure voter turnout. Drip, drip, drip. And thanks, ChiFi and Christine F-B, as there will be many new white, black and Hispanic males (and women) voting straight GOP because you terrify them with your image of Glenn Close cooking the family’s favorite bunny.

      Me? I”m enjoying the fact that we’ve gone from asking why Trump is a poopy-face who tweets mean things to asking which coup conspirator will eat the other coup conspirator first. .

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      • Trump Train says:

        The problem is 75% of the country is clueless to the entirety of this. I know Trump is a risk taker and a master manipulator but he is playing with fire…………….2 events will determine the survival on this country………….1 Kavanaugh has to be appointed period. The stupid weak ass, spineless idiots republicans are still dicking around with the timing now moving the whore slut to Thursday…………… if event no 1 doesn’t happen then event number 2 is guaranteed to go the wrong way and that is the congress turning over to the democrats…………….

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    • Elle says:

      “The stench from the FBI, and we’re going to clean it up.”
      People were previously guessing what Trump’s call sign would be for Rosie. Perhaps, Rosen-stench?

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  48. Steve says:

    “… McCabe didn’t know Rosenstein was going to carve out a deal with President Trump (leveraging Horowitz) to protect everyone in the DOJ/FBI by reversing the declassification directive.”

    NO DEALS !!!!!!!

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  49. ann says:

    My Peanut gallery perspective
    Distilled from Sundance & my Treehouse Tutors
    This is process, not finality
    POTUS gains leverage
    Main point: the DoJ is dirty
    I KNOW this
    Found findings
    FISC Judge Rosemary Collyer’s Compliance Review
    Hillarian/Fusion/DoJ chain
    Etc.
    Central problem national security is compromised by DOJ chronic FAILURE
    to punish:
    two massive intell breaches (Clinton, DEM House Paki )
    Uranium One
    Clinton Foundation pay to play.
    Etc

    I recognise, albeit in my limited way, the immense challenge WE took on in this righteous cause to recapture our power as citizens from this domestic & international political/financial/spook cartel.

    And Im not quitting or loosing faith.
    Period.

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