Solomon Review Highlights CURRENT DOJ and FBI Corruption Within HPSCI Report Footnote #43…

John Solomon writing for The Hill, presents an important article highlighting the current corruption within the DOJ and FBI that began under the Obama administration (Lynch/Comey) and continues today within the Trump administration (Sessions/Wray).

After breaking the story that in 2016 DNC lawyer Michael Sussmann was providing information to former FBI General Counsel James Baker for exploitative use against the Trump campaign, Solomon goes back to the HPSCI report on Russian Active Measures in the 2016 election [pdf here] and connects the Sussmann/Baker dots to an FBI redaction in the HPSCI report.

What Solomon shows is how the redaction, made by current DOJ/FBI officials under the ruse of national security, was nothing more than a current year effort to protect the activity and interests of the former politically motivated DOJ and FBI officials.

(Via The Hill) […] It was the same DNC, along with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, that funded the unverified, salacious dossier by a British intel operative, Christopher Steele, that became a central piece of evidence used to justify the FBI surveillance of the Trump campaign in the final days of the election.

And it was the same law firm that made the payments for the dossier research so those could be disguised in campaign spending reports to avoid the disclosure of the actual beneficiaries of the research, which were Clinton and the DNC.

And it was, in turns out, the same meeting that was so heavily censored by the intel agencies from Footnote 43 in the House report — treated, in other words, as some big national security secret.

What makes this so extraordinary is that the FBI and the DOJ would have Americans believe that a contact with a lawyer for a political party during the middle of the election is somehow a matter of national security that should be hidden from the public.

Well, that argument was proven to be a lie by the very way the interview with Baker played out last Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Baker was not interviewed in a “SCIF” — a “sensitive compartmented information facility” routinely used to discuss super-secret, highly sensitive information. There was no claim of classification over any information he provided Congress that day.  (read more)

The big picture behind this specific point of irrefutable evidence is that current DOJ and FBI officials are redacting information to protect former DOJ and FBI officials.  This is the essential point CTH has been pointing out in recent days, weeks and months.

Current officials within the DOJ (Sessions/Rosenstein), and current FBI (Wray/Bowditch/Boente), are protecting Obama administration officials and manipulating, redacting, hiding and controlling evidence to block full public review of prior events.

Solomon goes on to connect the redactions within the Page/Strzok messages to the issue of redacting the name and contact of Michael Sussmann within the HPSCI report.  None of it has anything to do with national security; all of it is directly related to hiding the corrupt behavior that took place in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

These examples highlight the ongoing problem and specifically cast sunlight upon Trump administration officials who are continuing the institutional corruption.

There is no reason for current FBI Director Christopher Wray to continue these efforts to hide information except for his intentional decisions to participate in covering up the historic abuse.  The only other option is that he is completely clueless about the activity of the officials under his authority and is blind to their ongoing efforts under his nose.  Neither of those two possibilities is good.

As Solomon ends his discovery article:

The Founding Fathers intended government to be open and transparent except when national security was at risk. They never intended national security to be used to hide old-fashioned politics.

So, Mr. President, when you weigh those DOJ/FBI arguments against declassification, please don’t forget the ruse of the redaction that was Footnote 43.  (link)

So how did we get here?

Start with how Rod Rosenstein was hired:

03:15 “[Rosenstein] was hired by Jeff Sessions. I was not involved in that process because, you know, they go out and they get their own deputies, and the people that work in that department and Jeff Sessions hired him.”

~ President Donald Trump

I post this recent interview with President Trump because so many people keep claiming some complex strategy surrounding President Trump hiring/nominating Rosenstein etc.

President Trump brought the CEO perspective to the White House. Part of that perspective is to let Department Executive Officers (ie. cabinet members) select their own deputies. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wanted Rod Rosenstein as Deputy AG. That’s why President Trump nominated Rosenstein. Nothing more. Not strategic Machiavellian deep state chess nonsense. Sessions wanted him, so Trump nominated him.

This is not difficult to ascertain. It is not complex. It is quite simple.

So the question becomes why did President Trump select Jeff Sessions as Attorney General?

Again, not a difficult question to answer. President Trump has repeatedly said why he selected Jeff Sessions. (His biggest mistake).

(SOURCE)

Senator Jeff Sessions told President-elect Trump he wanted to be the Attorney General. Senator Sessions lobbied P-E Trump for the job. Trump gave Sessions the position out of appreciation for his campaign support.

There wasn’t a political strategy behind selecting Senator Jeff Sessions, other than thinking he would likely do a good job. President-elect Trump did not know Sessions was going to recuse himself from the biggest drain on his term in office, and create two-years of DOJ chaos.

Senator Jeff Sessions wanted to be the U.S. Attorney General, President-elect Trump gave the position to him. AG Jeff Sessions wanted Rod Rosenstein as his Deputy AG; President Trump gave Rosenstein to him.

These are not complex multidimensional strategic decisions. These are straightforward reasons for what transpired. Not complex. That’s why we are here, where it all stands today.

DAG Rosenstein then hired former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel. In part due to the recommendation of FBI Legal Counsel Jim Baker and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

All current DOJ and FBI officials need to be removed and replaced because evidence clearly shows they are participating in the cover-up; either directly, or through acts of willful blindness.

FUBAR.

 

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451 Responses to Solomon Review Highlights CURRENT DOJ and FBI Corruption Within HPSCI Report Footnote #43…

  1. Concerned says:

    I find the following statement, so inconsistent with any CEO, I have met. My experience is telling me that Jeff Sessions would be long gone. How about the rest of you guys?

    President Trump: I’m so sad over Jeff Sessions because he came to me. He was the first
    senator that endorsed me. And he wanted to be attorney general, and I didn’t see it. But he
    came very strongly he really wanted to be. And, I let him be.
    And then he went through the nominating process and he did very poorly. I mean, he was
    mixed up and confused, and people that worked with him for, you know, a long time in the
    Senate were not nice to him, but he was giving very confusing answers. Answers that should
    have been easily answered. And that was a rough time for him, and he won by one vote, I
    believe. You know he won by just one vote.

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    • Blaze says:

      And now to add more confusion Trump and Rosenstein seem to be besties now..WTF?

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      • Concerned says:

        How about the CIA promotions, when you know they are at the center of all of this, too. I like to see my puzzle pieces fit together.

        Would you promote the CIA?

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      • lurker2 says:

        Besties? What? Rosenstein is probably begging for a graceful exit. He’s going to be fired or he can leave.

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      • mikeyboo says:

        “seem to be” is the operative phrase.

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      • Betty says:

        And, as a great mind lately observed, President Trump has Rod Rosenstein’s balls stored in a 7-blade blender.

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        • cali says:

          @Betty: This ^^^^^! 🙂

          On the surface everything appears as though president Trump and Jeff Sessions are still wearing the famous ‘rose colored glasses’ but appearance can be very deceiving.

          Like an iceberg in Alaska where only the tip is visible but yet – underneath and unseen to an even trained eye hiding a massive colossus iceberg that will destroy any ship large and small if ignored. The danger beneath lurks silently – so is the strategy at play not yet all quite visible. Not knowing may be a reason to remain skeptical!

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    • lol This kind of talk is called a “red herring” IDK what for but it’s obviously not about the obvious. Remember this:

      I was sitting at the table. We had finished dinner. We’re now having dessert. And we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen and President Xi was enjoying it,” Trump said, before mentioning the Syrian strike

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    • wodiej says:

      We all know they are trying to cover their a**. Obama, Hillary mostly. They were in charge and many others were complicit. Susan Rice, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, and Loretta Lynch.

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    • huecowacko says:

      Just another curiosity, but it makes me wonder about the Sessions/Rosenstein historical relationship, i.e., why would Sessions want RR as DAG, where did they work together before? One thing for sure, Sessions’ reputation/career is destroyed/over after the mid-terms, a result that is most deserved.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      I think Pres Trump is really saying: “timing is everything”.
      Pres Trump has shown us he is wide awake. If the President decides Sessions needs to be gone, I have no doubt he will be gone.

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  2. nimrodman says:

    Pres needs to bring Wray in and ask him “WTF?”

    And where’s that 2nd FBI agent who interviewed Flynn with Strzok?
    Paprika-something …

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  3. Laramie Evan says:

    Really, what it comes down to is: 1. Patronage got Sessions his position; and 2. Bad judgment got Rosenstein his job; and 3 Corruption got Mueller his job.

    This is one reason why the midterms are so consequential. If Republicans keep a majority, then Sessions and Rosenstein will be gone, and we can get some real adult supervision of Mueller.

    If Democrats take control, there will be no way to get a new AG. Democrats won’t confirm anyone. If Sessions were fired, it would mean Rosenstein would take over. It’s unlikely Trump would fire both Sessions and Rosenstein. It’s possible he would fire just Rosenstein. But, then we’d be left with the lame Sessions. I suppose incompetent is better than crooked, though.

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  4. Masooch says:

    Hey, new to the site. Came here by way of listening to Bongino. I really love the discussions, very smart audience. I have been carefully reading and observing for several months. I must admit, this is the best, most well-read board out there. I particularly like the way people can disagree, but not get personal.

    My take on all of this is that I am cautiously optimistic. I want so much for these despicable people (Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Clinton, etc.) to get what they deserve. However, to quote the Great One my “knowledge, guided by experience” tells me that is not going to happen. I want to believe that Sessions is this great assassin that will lower the boom on all these people, but again I am not sure I see that happening. I read the discussion on both sides and truly can’t decide; my heart wants to believe it. Yet, I don’t want to be disappointed again the way I was when Roberts re-wrote Obamacare to get it into law.

    So many times, the Dems have got away with it, Clinton rape allegations, White Water, Vince Foster (allegedly), then Obama and the countless scandals and nothing. All the way back to Kennedy nothing ever happens. I know Trump is doing a great job and I believe he has given the Republicans the ability to grow a spine. Certainly, no other Republican would have had the stones to proceed with the Kavanaugh nomination, they all would have folded. So for now I will continue to hope and pray for truth and justice.

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    • Helen Pearson Souza says:

      But think of this. Because of our recent exposure to the truly criminal behavior in our intelligence agencies, we have knowledge. We now know why Judge Roberts re-wrote the Obamacare law. He is obviously compromised and was threatened. That tells us why it was so important to get the Supreme Court back on track. We almost were taken down by corrupt bureaucracies. Our democracy almost toppled by a soft coup. But our work is never done..we must continue to fight. And for once, we have a president who will fight along side us.

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      • Masooch says:

        I have long thought that Roberts was threatened, Didn’t entertain the thought of him being compromised. Makes me wonder about the truth behind Scalia, that was really fishy. However, I don’t want to do conspiracy theories either.

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      • zorrorides says:

        “I’m coming for you Clantons. I’m coming for you hard, today!

        And Marshall Trump Is Coming With Me !!”

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      • goetz von berlichingen says:

        I’m a little to the right of most you folks. However, days before the Obamacare decision, and after reading many historical precedents, I came to the sad, but firm, conclusion that the Roberts Court would rule it is a tax. It seemed obvious to me, but I hoped I was wrong. I wasn’t.
        No conspiracy/blackmail required, just an open-mind and some actual knowledge of how similar cases have been decided.

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      • VeritasVincit says:

        Helen,
        I concur with your comments here except for one thing; “Our democracy almost toppled by a soft coup.” It is not our Democracy. Our Constitution gave us a Republic. Democrats, crooks, criminals, and terrorists have changed it into a Democracy, read that as Mobocracy.
        QUOTE:
        DEFINITION of DEMOCRACY from the 1928 U.S. Army Training Manual

        “A government of the masses, authority derived through mass meetings, results in mob-ocracy, attitude toward property is communistic negating property rights, attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate resulting in demogogism, license, agitation, discontent and anarchy.”
        http://www.1215.org/lawnotes/lawnotes/repvdem.htm

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      • renzi2018 says:

        +1. I keep going back to what Sharyl Atkisson cautions about all this. Deep State (among national securtity entities) is real, it goes back decades and tbey are threatened by Trump.

        It will take time to out the bad actors considering how hard its been for them to uncover their own internal moles…(see Robert Hannson), not to mention the dirt they hold over others, especially pols. (Think Uranium One, and Clinton Foundation investigations…what happened to those? Going on in a secret bunker as we speak, leak free, o
        r has Trump made a really real ly good deal?

        SD is correct about obvious delay to after elections, despite the heroic Actions of true patriots who got us here, Tom Fitton, Admiral Rogers, WH Cabinet like MadDog Mattis, Gen Kelly, Mike Pompeo, Reps Nunes, Jordan, Sens Grassley, et al ..story tellers like John Solomon, Sarah Carter, SD, et al. Who and where are their leakers?

        Still fighting alligators, while searching for the plug.
        No thanks to the media- this Story is bigger than Watergate, IRS gate, Benghazi, and Monica , combined. Yet, the MSM press is running from it, as if afraid. Why?pres

        Collusion, conspiracy, and more, methinks.
        Until Trump locks her up, this is how it rolls, for now.

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  5. Concerned says:

    You know of course that General Michael Horowitz is corrupt too and that nothing is likely to change, based on the events of the last 2.5 years, think about it. Slow walking, hiding information that would reveal the following.

    “The big picture behind this specific point of irrefutable evidence is that current DOJ and FBI officials are redacting information to protect former DOJ and FBI officials. This is the essential point CTH has been pointing out in recent days, weeks and months.

    Current officials within the DOJ (Sessions/Rosenstein), and current FBI (Wray/Bowditch/Boente), are protecting Obama administration officials and manipulating, redacting, hiding and controlling evidence to block full public review of prior events.”

    I am still in the Nunes camp. The President must release the documents requested.

    Liked by 6 people

    • j'accuse says:

      Horowitz is like the police chief in Casablanca who was shocked, shocked to find out there was gambling in Rick’s Cafe. He’s the Sgt Schultz character of this melodrama

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    • Jpcarson says:

      Yes, Nunes was allowed to see documents months ago that can only be viewed at the WH. Probably Presidental Daily Briefs between Obama and Brennan. So Nunes has the big picture of things!

      Yes, with the Justice Kavanaugh affair put to rest, it is time to release and ooze out the documents revealing political Spygate by the Obama Administration against their opposition, Donald Trump.

      If only Sessions could be resurrected a la Lindsey Graham, but we will probably know where Jeff truly stood after the mid-terms. Rosenstein is an arrogant prick who needs to brought down several notches!!!

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  6. Greg says:

    CLINTON FOUNDATION CENTER OF ALL CRIMINAL ACTS “MOTIVE”-IMO

    Brett Kavanaugh’s stated (implied-Not exact words) the Clinton’s were involved in trying to block his nomination to the Supreme Court. (guilty without any evidence)

    IMO-Every Criminal Act is a result (Leads to) the Clinton Foundation (Globalist/Elitist); Hillary’s Emails, FISA, Dossier, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Lynch, Yates, McCord, Priestap, McCabe, Ohr, Page, Strzok, Baker, Laufman, Rybicke etc….

    Criminal Acts: perjury, subversion, sedition, treason, espionage, racketeering etc…done for the Clinton Foundation/Globalist/Elitist.

    IMO-FBI/DOJ did not do their sworn duty of applying the Rule of Law because of the Clinton Foundation (Globalist/Elitist).

    “MOTIVE” for ALL Criminal Trials –Clinton Foundation (Globalist/Elitist)

    IMO- Clinton Foundation (Elitist/Globalist) the center of the Largest Criminal Organization in U.S. History (Motive behind All Corruption)

    PDJT knows he can’t win (impossible) this Civil War unless he indicts (Destroys) the Clinton Foundation (globalist/elitist) and all connected to Hillary’s emails and FBI/DOJ.

    When PDJT goes nuclear with the Criminal Code; will increase his voter base by 10 to 20 million.

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  7. Tom says:

    I think Jeff was that long-rumored “inside the Trump campaign” guy for the FBI/CIA small group. They later denied that they had an “inside guy”, but then AG Jeff became far too valuable to not protect at all costs.

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  8. TomA says:

    It’s not run-of-the-mill DC “corruption”, it’s serious felony criminal acts by persons in a position of trust. It is overt criminality of the most heinous kind, and it shouldn’t be lessened by the use of euphemistic language. It also explains why they will fight with the desperation of a cornered rat. The alternative is potential long prison sentences for numerous high ranking officials. Sessions is the Judas here. He is actively working to plea bargain away this betrayal for token censure and a few toothless rule changes within DOJ.

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  9. Sound An Alarm says:

    If it’s true that POTUS said he plans to keep Rosenstein then it truly is over. The dems have won.

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  10. j'accuse says:

    I’ve observed that Trump maintains friendships even through times he is add odds with them. Sessions is likely one of those friends because he’s supported Trump almost from day one, when the vast majority of Republicans recoiled in horror from Trump. Being dogged about friendships can benefit you when times are rough, but can do great harm if a friend turns on you. Sessions is a puzzle because few men would hold onto their post when subject to such public and demeaning criticism. The image being projected of Jeff Sessions is one of weak man who remains servile to his master. Certainly a situation you don’t see too often in public life.

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  11. magatrump says:

    I trust President Trump to have a plan. He always wins. I expect him to fire Rosenstein, Sessions, and Wray if they are note doing what he wants.

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  12. lurker2 says:

    President Trump still has 2 years left in his first term to sort this mess out. Voters, do not blow this for him and for us. You must vote straight GOP to preserve the majorities. Do not blow this.

    After the midterms President Trump can clean house. Sessions can be replaced and the replacement can replace Rosenstein and replace Wray too (or recommend replacement). Get some decent people into these high positions and a massive amount of sunlight will shine on all of the scandals and we can complete bypass the corrupt propaganda media and let this go straight to the people.

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  13. Fools Gold says:

    Just a thought, In my humble opinion i would think the best time for Trump to drop the truth bomb is the same day team Mulehead goes public with a major announcement. I think of that threat as leverage over all of the bastards. Trump is an expert when it comes to using leverage. If Trump succeeds in the midterms then a very long bar is added to the leverage bar Trump holds already. I say Get out and do your part in the midterms and let Trump deal with it and have confidence that he’s a winner with a big W, it means everything !

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    • Fools Gold says:

      In the meantime Sundance, keep on it just like your doing. It also means everything and Thank you for all you do!

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    • Squirrel Doc says:

      Now that, Fools Gold, makes a ton of sense. Keeping his powder dry, timing for maximum advantage.

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    • Nancy Steger says:

      The one infallible weapon the leftists have for the midterms is voter fraud. I suspect they will employ that more intensively than ever, considering what’s at stake. Hope the Trumpers are taking precautions against this tactic.

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  14. Jim in KC says:

    “This is the essential point CTH has been pointing out in recent days, weeks and months.”
    Yep. I can’t think of even one subsequently revealed redaction that wasn’t political in nature. I’m still at least halfway convinced that Sessions was the deep state spy inside the campaign, because Occam’s Razor.

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  15. Bill Henslee says:

    I’m still a believer in the October Surprise that will be dropped by the President on a Friday in October, either the 19th or 26th. Enough time for the scandal to percolate through the voters. I believe the President knows exactly when to play his cards.

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  16. mugzey302 says:

    One thing may be missing ~ DOJ’S Bruce Ohr, his wife Nellie co-wrote the fraudulent “dossier” with Steele. More of the incestuous corruption in the govt bureaucracy. Senior Executive Service is the place to start to clean house.

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  17. Facts says:

    When did Hillary first accuse Trump of Russian collusion? Was it before Sussman went to the FBI?

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    • renzi2018 says:

      That whole thing started as the excuse to reverse the election. First Jill whats her name, the green idiot, then HRC probably on advise from Dirty Sid and Podesta slime bros….

      McCabe was under pressure on obvious COI and so was Strzok…they had no choice but turn to trusted partners like Rosey and Mueller who worked together on Bulger, then covered for Clintonscon Uranium One…

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  18. freepetta says:

    What one forgets is that President Trump is NOT a politician or political operative. He’s a businessman and trusted advice from people he deemed as loyal. Hopefully after the midterms he rids his administration of disloyal and corrupt people. People like Rosenstein are two faced.

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  19. renzi2018 says:

    FUBAR indeed. One note: I never quite understood Comey’s brag that by taking memos out of his office (another security violation) and sharing with his college roomate (later determined to be part of Lawfare) that somehow that would stimulate the automatic appointment os a special counsel.

    Unless, as it appears now was an organized falsecflag to hide the first HUGE scandal: Obama’s NatSecAdv Rice, UN Ambassador Poeres, and Clapper generating ‘way out of proportion referals’ fbor FBI investigation of NSA take, then the EO to spred that in Dec 2016 to 16 agencies per Goofball Farkas,
    But the REALLY huge scandal is the FBI would then play hide the football over DOJ/FBI willing participatiin in spying on a political opponent from the get-go, constructing a false narrative (4x) for FISA court lying about provenance DNC and Hillary hired lawyers. t
    And Mueller is obviously in on it from the beginning.
    Classic Soviet dizinformatzia campaign…to try to intimidate Trump and hide evidence of the original crime by Obama and HRC…
    Is it time to LOCK HER UP, yet?

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  20. renzi2018 says:

    That chance meeting on the Tarmac by Bubba and Loretta takes on whole new meaning now, dunnit?

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