Sunday Talks: Rep John Ratcliffe Discusses DOJ and FBI Corruption…

Two distinct issues within the corruption story: (1) FISA abuse during the election; (2) A soft-coup attempt following the election.  Though there is overlap surrounding the motive behind both issues, each is an independent and unique investigative pathway. John Ratcliffe does a great job walking through each distinction.

Texas Representative John Ratcliffe is one of the few Judiciary Committee members who has reviewed the totality of all classified FISA information held by the DOJ and FBI.  Ratcliffe discusses the upcoming testimony of Nellie Ohr and how that pertains to the ongoing investigation into FISA abuses by Sally Yates and Andrew McCabe.

Representative Ratcliffe also outlines the second issue involving the soft-coup effort and how current DAG Rod Rosenstein and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe are in conflict with each other.   Ratcliffe explains how he has seen all of the documents and gives a specific example to how they relates to the request for declassification in exposing the corruption.  Very good interview:

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129 Responses to Sunday Talks: Rep John Ratcliffe Discusses DOJ and FBI Corruption…

    • lftpm says:

      Everyone of us has broken some minor, low-penalty law, some time.

      What we cannot have is people who commit serious crimes–felonies–working in law enforcement. We must root out such miscreants, and inflict the maximum punishment the law allows. This is the only way to deter others who would try to follow in the malefactors’ footsteps.


    • weareallandrew says:

      +1. Great interview primarily because Ratcliffe is a former federal prosecutir who is scrupulously professiinal, yet educational, and because Bartiromo listens, without interruption.

      His explanation of two parts tge FBI should have pesented tk FISA court b ut didnt is the heart of tbe problem and the nature of that secret court that is vulnerable to corruption.

      As Sharyl Atkisson supposes, this understanding by the American people might lead to further investigation that expoeses this has been going on for a decade…

      Thus, the delay, beyon the mid terms, where Trump knows he will be around and has this leverage against not just Rosie, his newest pal, but againt Clapper, Brennan (who has been very quiet lately while CNN talks about penises and token negroes…)
      And others embedded who need to be cleaned out, too.

      This goes to the top, of course. The question is will Trump really go after Hillary and Obama, or not.I suspect no, way too many fingers in the Uranium One deal, the Iran Nuke Deal, on both sides.


      • Monticello says:

        If the appointed attorney (Huber) and the IG uncover criminal activities THEY and not Trump will go there. Rosenstein will have to go first since he is heavily involved in U1 and I suspect also Clinton Foundation. IMHO Rosenstein’s career is running out of track fast…if he had any other options right now he’d take them.
        This is what I see as the reason Trump stated that he didn’t want to get involved in the DOJ Congress battle. Ask yourself how long a complete IG criminal investigation would take covering all the players that we know about!


  1. feralcatsblog says:

    The Founding Fathers, like Jefferson, didn’t even want a standing army facing outward as they saw it as potentially anti-American. I think it should be rather obvious what they would think of an inward facing force like the FBI. The damn anti-American abomination needs to be burnt to the ground.

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  2. Concerned says:

    Although the details remain complex, the structure underlying Spygate—the creation of the false narrative that candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia, and the spying on his presidential campaign—remains surprisingly simple:

    1. CIA Director John Brennan, with some assistance from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, gathered foreign intelligence and fed it throughout our domestic Intelligence Community.

    2. The FBI became the handler of Brennan’s intelligence and engaged in the more practical elements of surveillance.

    3. The Department of Justice facilitated investigations by the FBI and legal maneuverings, while providing a crucial shield of nondisclosure.

    4. The Department of State became a mechanism of information dissemination and leaks.

    5. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee provided funding, support, and media collusion.

    6. Obama administration officials were complicit, and engaged in unmasking and intelligence gathering and dissemination.

    7. The media was the most corrosive element in many respects. None of these events could have transpired without their willing participation. Stories were pushed, facts were ignored, and narratives were promoted.

    Let’s start with a simple premise: The candidacy of Trump presented both an opportunity and a threat.

    Initially not viewed with any real seriousness, Trump’s campaign was seen as an opportunistic wedge in the election process. At the same time, and particularly as the viability of his candidacy increased, Trump was seen as an existential threat to the established political system.

    The sudden legitimacy of Trump’s candidacy was not welcomed by the U.S. political establishment. Here was a true political outsider who held no traditional allegiances. He was brash and boastful, he ignored political correctness, he couldn’t be bought, and he didn’t care what others thought of him—he trusted himself.

    Governing bodies in Britain and the European Union were also worried. Candidate Trump was openly challenging monetary policy, regulations, and the power of special interests. He challenged Congress. He challenged the United Nations and the European Union. He questioned everything.
    CIA Director John Brennan on March 13, 2015. Brennan played a crucial role in the creation of the Russia-collusion narrative and the spying on the Trump campaign. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

    Brennan became the point man in the operation to stop a potential Trump presidency. It remains unclear whether his role was self-appointed or came from above. To embark on such a mission without direct presidential authority seems both a stretch of the imagination and particularly foolhardy.

    Brennan took unofficial foreign intelligence compiled by contacts, colleagues, and associates—primarily from the UK, but also from other Five Eyes members, such as Australia.

    Individuals in official positions in UK intelligence, such as Robert Hannigan—head of the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ, Britain’s equivalent of the National Security Agency)—partnered with former UK foreign intelligence members. Former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove, former Ambassador Sir Andrew Wood, and private UK intelligence firm Hakluyt all played a role.

    In the summer of 2016, Hannigan traveled to Washington to meet with Brennan regarding alleged communications between the Trump campaign and Moscow. On Jan. 23, 2017—three days after Trump’s inauguration—Hannigan abruptly announced his retirement. The Guardian openly speculated that Hannigan’s resignation was directly related to the sharing of UK intelligence.

    One method used to help establish evidence of collusion was the employment of “spy traps.” Prominent among these were ones set for Trump campaign advisers George Papadopoulos and Carter Page. The intent was to provide or establish connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. The content and context mattered little as long as a connection could be established that could then be publicized. The June 2016 Trump Tower meeting was another such attempt.

    Western intelligence assets were used to initiate and establish these connections, particularly in the cases of Papadopoulos and Page.

    Ultimately, Brennan formed an inter-agency task force comprising an estimated six agencies and/or government departments. The FBI, Treasury, and DOJ handled the domestic inquiry into Trump and possible Russia connections. The CIA, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and National Security Agency (NSA) handled foreign and intelligence aspects.

    Brennan’s inter-agency task force is not to be confused with the July 2016 FBI counterintelligence investigation, which was formed later at Brennan’s urging.

    During this time, Brennan also employed the use of reverse targeting, which relates to the targeting of a foreign individual with the intent of capturing data on a U.S. citizen. This effort was uncovered and made public by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) in a March 2017 press conference:

    “I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show the president-elect and his team were monitored and disseminated out in intelligence-reporting channels. Details about persons associated with the incoming administration, details with little apparent foreign-intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.

    “From what I know right now, it looks like incidental collection. We don’t know exactly how that was picked up but we’re trying to get to the bottom of it.”

    As this foreign intelligence—unofficial in nature and outside of any traditional channels—was gathered, Brennan began a process of feeding his gathered intelligence to the FBI. Repeated transfers of foreign intelligence from the CIA director pushed the FBI toward the establishment of a formal counterintelligence investigation. Brennan repeatedly noted this during a May 23, 2017, congressional testimony:

    “I made sure that anything that was involving U.S. persons, including anything involving the individuals involved in the Trump campaign, was shared with the [FBI].”

    Brennan also admitted that his intelligence helped establish the FBI investigation:

    “I was aware of intelligence and information about contacts between Russian officials and U.S. persons that raised concerns in my mind about whether or not those individuals were cooperating with the Russians, either in a witting or unwitting fashion, and it served as the basis for the FBI investigation to determine whether such collusion [or] cooperation occurred.”

    This admission is important, as no official intelligence was used to open the FBI’s investigation.

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  3. Concerned says:

    Notice: the questions concerning when the documents will be declassified and the answers received.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Kent says:

    Two great interviews. Thanks Sundance and CTH (and Maria).

    Liked by 4 people

    • Concerned says:

      Without Sundance, I do not believe any of this would have been possible. No Christmas cards from Obama this year Sundance.

      Liked by 4 people

      • weareallandrew says:

        +100 You left out parallel construction, outsourced to MI6, for the spying part. This has been going on for years internally using CIA and NSA assets for FBI CI prosecutions, and illegal NSA take via FBI/DEA to local cops too. Everyone on the Job knows it.D

        Snowden revealed this and how Five Eyes offshore their own spying on one anothers cjtizens to get around legalities of doing so directly at home.

        This is wayyyy bigger than Pentagon Papres and Watergate combined but since it leads to a pattern of wea ponizing federal agencies for political ends (Obama) it cant be discussed by the media which was essential and complicit.


  5. peterpan says:

    there was one reveal in the interview :
    that while in FISA warrant accuses PAPAD for working with Russians they had evidence that directly contradicted.

    SD any idea? wonder if the evidence not revealed proves the FBI lied

    Liked by 9 people

    • WSB says:

      That seems to be John Ratcliffe’s veiled response.

      Cannot wait for Papadopoulos to visit the Hill. Hope he has some security. Love his tweets this last week.

      Liked by 10 people

      • beachbum31 says:

        and as Ernie Harwell might say ‘and George has been kicking up his heals lately’

        this is extreme BRAVERY by said white hat. MUCH PROPS for G PAP

        Liked by 3 people

        • j'accuse says:

          I follow Papa on twitter and I feel for the guy. He was stomped on by a federal prosecutor and made a hasty guilty plea, only to find out later that the FBI and prosecutors effectively lied by not disclosing the fact that he was victim of a manufactured setup so the FBI could open an investigation of Trump. That stuff will screw with anyone’s head especially a younger guy like Papa. I hope the leftist trolls stalking and ridiculing him have karmatic experiences in the near future.

          If Joseph Misfud is a Russian agent I’ll eat my hat. It is outrageous that assets working for the US government lured a young man to England, and then manipulated him into making statements to be used in a political hit operation. You’ve gotta be kidding me. The arrogance of all these people makes my blood boil.

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        • WSB says:

          I hope George and his wife are protected in anyway possible!!!!

          I have always thought George was a Dem plant. He has many ties to Madeleine Albright and others on Hillary’s team.

          But if George can just tell the truth, I am good to go with George.


        • karen says:

          ya gotta believe Al …. !!


    • Deplore Able says:

      Look again at PAPAD’s tweets. What the FBI/DOJ knew is that Mifsud (the man who told PAPAD about Russians having dirt on Hillary) was a British agent, not a Russian agent. Thus, PAPAD hadn’t been connecting with Russian agents to get info on Hillary, he was fed information by a British agent pretending to be a Russian agent. An Australian agent (Downer) then arranged a meeting with PAPAD and attempted to get PAPAD to acknowledge knowledge of the info fed to him by the British agent.

      It was a setup from the beginning to invent evidence to start an FBI counterintelligence investigation. But they didn’t bother to let the FISA court know it was a setup.

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      • Zimbalistjunior says:

        What are the laws re ‘burning’ an agent? A la flaming a Plame to pardon the rhyme.

        If mifsud is/was a Brit agent can we name him as such publicly? (I assume so). How about if he is/was an american asset? (I assume so only if we can prove he committed a crime while engaged in duty).


      • Hillary "Sweet Lips" Clinton says:

        Rumor has it….. Facebook insiders were caught creating fake Russian pages…. most notably of Russian’s in the Dossier, connected to Alfa Bank etc… and they were trying to infiltrate Trumps Circle that way as well.


      • Amy2 says:

        So is it cocaine, or is it powdered sugar?


      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        What the FBI/DOJ knew is that Mifsud (the man who told PAPAD about Russians having dirt on Hillary) was a British agent, not a Russian agent.

        Think you hit the nail on the head here.

        In an origin story reboot we’re now told PapaD is the genesis.
        So why didn’t they interview him earlier than Jan 2017 or seek a FISA against him?
        Was it sought and denied? Or was it even “necessary” because they had tapes/702 info,etc)?
        Irregardless:Shouldn’t there be a Downer 302 since it’s his story that started this all? Wouldn’t the FBI have talked to him to start Crossfire Hurricane?
        (Nunes keeps implying there isn’t-“No official 5Eyes”)

        PDJT in his declas order included ALL FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all FISA applications regarding Mr. Page. PapaD is mentioned in all 4, though info is highly redacted.

        In addition…….
        According to PapaD sentencing guideline document:
        The defendant only identified the Professor after being prompted by FBI agents.. (pg 4 Ft 2)
        Yet the defendant’s lies hindered the FBI’s ability to question Misfud or arrest him while in the US? (pg 6)

        The FBI clearly knew who Misfud was–had to bring him up in fact—which means they had some source that told them. If Downer, then where’s his 302?

        Or Did it come directly from Misfud?
        Would sure explain why Brits, Aussies don’t want declas and why Misfud fell off the planet.


    • CopperTop says:

      To your point I’m curious. iPapa own council (Breen) said that if they suspected prosecutorial misconducted his office would not hesitate to file with various oversight bodies.

      A little familiar with Breen. Don’t think he’d go out of his way to say this unless he meant it.

      SO that leaves something exculpatory NOT known/shared with Breen as it relates to the prosecution of Papa. Which means that they have McCabe and company texting that Papa was ‘clean’…which Breen would not necessarily have been given the word on.

      OH GOODIE!!!!

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    • Fools Gold says:

      Bingo. Papa has been talking a lot smack lately on twitter…


  6. Red Tsunami! says:

    As usual Maria researched the topics, askes pointed followups and keeps Ratcliffe on point. Not that Ratcliffe strays much. As for Ratcliffe he explains a situation made complex by the exaggerated classified nature of the evidence.

    I do not agree on the need for a second special council howeve but would rather have the IG and/or grand jury empaneled if it hasn’t been already.

    Liked by 9 people

    • GB Bari says:

      As to your second paragraph, I also agree that another Social Counsel would be counter-productive but from where would PDJT find a truly independent objective IG, and to whom would that IG report? Doesn’t the empanelment of a GJ have to occur within the framework and processes of the Dept. of Justice?

      I am truly asking any lurking federal lawyers here because I personally do not know the answers.

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  7. Zimbalistjunior says:

    Ratcliffe is the real deal. What he seems to be saying will inflame some people here (myself included) who desire true justice: where all the black hats get theirs. But we may have to accept a form of realpolitik- realjustice if you will.
    Meaning the lower level schumcks like stzok and Page and McCabe get charged for the fisa applications while the real bad guys, Brennan, Obama, Hilary skate.
    OTOH, there may be a revelation or two upcoming (probably buried in mueller report) where trump campaign people did somewhat ‘curious’ things that do not rise to the level of criminal activity (unless the ridiculous ‘conspiracy to defraud’ is used). As ratcliffe implies, the dems will seize upon these revelations and bray that the trump people will ‘get away with it’.

    Eesh! Then again, this is the country we live in.

    Once again though I hold out hope that whatever behind the scenes deal that mueller and RR make with PDJT, the Prez is not a pol. He will make the deal and then when the time is right will blow up the deal and blow up this whole mess.

    He holds all the cards and is a great card player.

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    • Concerned says:

      I believe that the IC will not allow even an impeachment attempt of President Trump and here is why. They will set on Mueller, to keep their favorite tool.

      The FISC process played a front and center roll in the conspiracy. The supreme court is very unlikely to see the continued existence of the FISC process as a benefit to the nation. When President Trumps lawyers bring it to their attention.

      It follows, that Nunes and Maria are right in their belief to release the documents before Midterm unredacted. And, for what it is worth, so do I.

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      • Pedro Morales says:

        Agree 100 percent if Mueller keeps going forward with this they will reveal more Ic misconduct. and they will also jeopardize all the NSA spying tools that they’re using. this is against the interest of the institutions that wRay and Rosenstein want to protect. so it is now Mueller who’s an existential threat to the IC Community. Trump is no longer a threat. Further snooping around into the ic institutions is a threat.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          Seems to me Mueller is in deep shit here as well if he doesn’t indict Carter Page for something.

          It would be the Special Counsel’s office that requested the final renewal of the FISA as Crossfire Hurricane had been shifted to it per the original appointment letter:
          “The Special Counsel is authorized to conduct the investigation confirned by then-FBI
          Director James 8. Corney in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on
          Intelligence on March 20, 2017, ”

          This now includes an entirely different set of people that would have had to review the original, verify the evidence and resubmit. The Special Counsel’s office would have been the one’s misrepresenting the contents to RR per his testimony.

          Mueller owns that renewal.


      • goetz von berlichingen says:

        I don’t get how an IC could stop an impeachment attempt. Perhaps I should double-check the US Constitution?
        You must have amazing sources to know what the SC thinks of FISA.

        I understand the position of wanting the docs released pre-election. I myself, not knowing exactly what is in the documents, am trusting in the in the people who do know to handle this so that it serves their best interests.


    • Amy2 says:

      The president has an interesting choice here. If the truth comes out too early, it may widen again a gap that has been slowing closing and uniting Americans (epsecially if there are indictments against prior administration biggies) but may benefit the president in the midterms. If released later, he may benefit from the “Kavanaugh effect.” There has to be enough Americans seeing what happened to PDT (Kavanaugh) as possibly happening to them (illegal search) and want to see justice (our BETTER chance of seeing the biggies fall). Many “ifs.” A conundrum!!


    • I bet there are many men like Ratcliff who could be appointed AG in place of do nothing Sessions.

      President Trump, please get someone like him who knows what is going on.


    • Ned Zeppelin II says:

      I think Trump makes a big move before the mid-terms. Take No Chances. Can’t lose the House, although I can see through the phony polls to see it is not a cakewalk for the Dems.


  8. GB Bari says:

    Responding to Maria’s question about Mueller, Ratcliffe opines that the Muller investigation is “winding down.”

    While simultaneously, the NYT opines that PDJT is facing impeachment. For what, only the NYT fiction writers know.
    Link (if your stomach is strong enough):


    • YoYo says:

      The NY TImes is run by people with severe mental disease. Impeachment po.rn is all they have in their minds.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      First line explains the very purpose of the article:

      “Democrats are largely ducking the topic on the campaign trail…”

      Dems know the issue is POISON generally, so the NYT is doing the “not ducking” FOR THEM.


  9. Mari in SC (thankfully no longer MD) says:

    I would KILL (at least figuratively) for Suspicious Cat to really be shown in a Fox News graphic. Thanks for posting these every Sunday, especially now that I have moved and don’t have cable or streaming yet.


  10. Publius2016 says:

    Spygate should include Deep State’s infiltration of thenTrump Campaign with weaponized surveillance of Trump, wife, and family since 2011 at least. Also, Sen. Sessions’ Senate Office and General Flynn’s conversations being surveilled as well. Finally, 21st Surveillance of the entire Republican Convention and staffs by DOJ FBI CIA!!!


  11. Richard Whitney says:

    HRC gave a clue to the existence of the soft coup in her ‘concession’ speech after the election results were in. She goes on about the Constitution, a topic that she had never mentioned, except to mock, in the past. It was a strange statement, maybe somebody can resurrect it.
    She was certainly aware and probably contributed to the ‘insurance policy’.


    • Hillary "Sweet Lips" Clinton says:

      She fabricated it…. from something she saw online… the main narrative surrounding the Alpha Bank. Fb people who were connected to Obama…. were feeding the founders page into peoples friend finder list….. Some people might of added him, or requested, or made note of it…. because he is a billionaire…. and that in itself is interesting to most people.


  12. terry says:

    Ratcliffe said the end game for Mueller is a report to congress
    with no charges but some questionable conduct so that dems,
    if they take the house, can have something to go on for phony
    impeachment proceedings.

    This is exactly what Joe di Genova, Greg Jarrett and
    Michael Mukasey have been saying for many months.

    So if learned people like the above know what the Mueller
    probe is really about then how can Sessions and Rosenstein
    not know?

    Answer: They do know, they’re not stupid men.They’re not on out side.

    Can’t wait till after mid terms when both are gone.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      I don’t think the Dems would impeach for Collusion at all—they’ll pick something else… Stormy.

      A trial in the Senate for collusion would uncover ALL of this as the President can present a defense. In that case I wouldn’t be surprised if PDJT would hire DiGenova or Jarrett to present it
      They could have a FIELD DAY destroying the whole thing.

      Start with RR’s unlawful appointment of Mueller under CFR 600
      § 600.1 Grounds for appointing a Special Counsel.
      The Attorney General, or in cases in which the Attorney General is recused, the Acting Attorney General, will appoint a Special Counsel when he or she determines that criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted

      Next are all of RR conflicts (witness, accomplice, mental state when appointing SC)
      Mueller firing Strzok (Why?)
      Mueller probable cause arrest of PapaD
      Mueller executing no-knock on Manafort before Aug 2 authorization

      Then they would get to the good stuff…..
      The President can call witnesses…..ALL of them including……
      Assange? Deripaska? Mueller?
      President can present evidence
      Obama PDB’s? BO Admin unmasking?

      Almost wish the Dems would try.


  13. billrla says:

    It appears that any significant new information will be choked-off until after the mid-term election. Might as well go do something enjoyable and/or productive.

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    • churchmouse says:

      In any event, please vote.


    • steph_gray says:

      Figuring out a number of close House races and sending them $$ is lots of fun!

      (Yes I know I am a broken record. It’s just that voting in my blue state is useless so I choose this method…)


      • Ned Zeppelin II says:

        Tell me about it. Our democrat candidate Chrissy Houlihan’s campaign is a Soros & Co. production. Houlihan’s star shines so brightly that, looking at the FEC website, almost all of her money comes from out of Pennsylvania, from MA based Act Blue, and she actually has contributions from Jennifer Soros (NY,NY) and the guy who is the husband of Mollie Munger, Charlie Munger’s daughter (Pasadena, CA). Barely any money from actual Pennsylvanians. She used to run a shoe company which imported from a Chinese factory cited for horrendous labor practices, which denies. Globalist, Soros, and Blue Coast supported, just what we need here in SE PA.


  14. BobR says:

    Mueller would not say crap if the U1 investigation was actually happening. He is way in it.


  15. Pedro Morales says:

    Suspicious Kitty knows more about spygate and asks the best questions. And she never mentions bleach bit or hammers. Her and degenova should do a special. Well played Suspicious Kitty….

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  16. Pedro Morales says:

    If RR and wray goals are to “protect their institutions” they would be lobbying for Mueller to clear and vindicate POTUS. If Mueller does not, RR and wray would have to realize that more and more ic dirt will be revealed as POTUS attorneys will expose evidence that clears him. The protecting institutions only seems to go one way. And never covers the institution of the presidency.

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  17. Call Me Al says:

    Rep. Ratcliffe said he had not received anything from Investigator Huber in the past 6 months. Why?


    • Pedro Morales says:

      Much like the mysterious Q-Tip, Huber is a myth. Kaiser Huber. A figment of the imagination. Someone tinfoil hat wearers talk about at their meetings.

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      • Huber is out there but he is not doing much. There is too much wishful thinking here. He is investigating a few leaks and should wrap up sometime after the 2024 election. Leave it to our current AG to do nothing about things that matter.

        I know he would disagree, but what I can see indicates Sessions doesn’t see or want to see corruption at DOJ.


    • rf121 says:

      Why would he? Huber reports to Sessions not congress. Nothing happens until after the election. DOJ rules. If nothing happens then that just means business as usual in the swamp.


      • stablesort says:

        Actually, Huber’s direct report is to Rosenstein.


        • G. Combs says:

          Huber was appointed by AG Sessions. NO WHERE have I seen anything stating Huber reports to Rosenstein and not AG Sessions.

          What Sessions was making clear in his letter to Congress is that the Huber/Horowitz double punch would provide ample means to investigate crimes at the FBI and then prosecute those crimes via Huber’s role as a US Attorney. Sessions made it clear that Huber will provide him with speed and flexibility and that he will be reporting directly to Sessions…. link

          From SUNDANCE

          ” MARCH 8th, 2018 – “Well, I have great respect for Mr. Gowdy and Chairman Goodlatte, and we are going to consider seriously their recommendations. I have appointed a person outside of Washington, many years in the Department of Justice to look at all the allegations that the House Judiciary Committee members sent to us; and we’re conducting that investigation.

          Also I am well aware we have a responsibility to insure the integrity of the FISA process, we’re not afraid to look at that. The inspector general, some think that our inspector general is not very strong; but he has almost 500, employees, most of which are lawyers and prosecutors; and they are looking at the FISA process. We must make sure that it’s done properly, and we’re going to do that. And I’ll consider their request.” (link w/video)

          AG Sessions letter to the House and Senate:

          Also of interest:
          Ristvan comment from May 22, 2018 at 2:55 pm
          “Lurking Lawyer here. Its not just Huber. The Gateway Pundit article is simply wrong. Period.
          You can check for yourselves (as Hoft should have done for TGP) at Office of Legal Policy, wherein is internet available: “Report to Congress on (IG) Use of administrative subpoena authority.” It is long and very detailed (I read only the relevant enabling portions), but the essence is that the IG Act of 1978 gives IGs administrative subpoena powers—specifically at 5USCapp3 6(a)(4)—for “information required for administrative, civil, or criminal investigations”.
          Huber comes into play only for criminal referrals flowing from IG subpoenaed info.

          And finally Cozette says on August 13, 2018 at 6:21 am
          “Peter Schweitzer, author of Clinton Cash, has said repeatedly that Sessions is the ONLY person in Congress who was not tainted by the Swamp. I trust his judgment.
          Is it true that Sessions is doing nothing to drain the Swamp?. Nope. Thats a flat out lie. There are many FACTS to back this up. Ill share just a few.

          LAST YEAR Sessions secretly appointed an outside of the Swamp prosecutor to go after the Swamp. He has far more power than a SC. Turley calls Sessions move “brilliant”
          DeGenova, in his latest News Max interview said Huber is going after everyone, including people in Obamas WH.

          Sessions also directed prosecutors to go after U1. Victoria Tensings client has already testified, proof that its happening.

          Sessions directed prosecutors to go after the Clinton Foundation. Currently 5 states are involved. The great Charles Ortel confirms hes helping out. Last week Sessions made an unexpected visit to Little Rock, site of the Clinton Library. This week a Boeing 757 made 2 trips there. The government carted away boxes of documents. Two planes worth. Thats alot of documents.

          BTW a normal RICO case involving local mafia takes 2 years to go to trial. Thank God Sessions has given Huber a staff of at least 470 (compared to Muellers 17) and said he can have all the help he needs. Huber is skipping the normal DOJ COC and, at Sessions direction, reporting directly to him.

          As to the corrupt DOJ and FBI, more than 20 top people have “resigned” or been fired. This is unheard of. Additionally, leaving does NOT mean theyre off the hook. NOTHING is public until indictments are unsealed. Anyone who says no one has been indicted is claiming to be psychic. LMAO.

          Perhaps Im phrasing this a bit harshly but based on the FACTS listed above, imho anyone saying that nothing is happening are either liars or useful idiots unknowingly sowing anti MAGA poison pills they picked up from someone they trusted but shouldnt have. Spit the poison pills out and pray for the dispensor. And for heavens sake be fact based enough to recognize when POTUS is tweeting disinfo to his enemies. God bless.”

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          • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

            NO WHERE have I seen anything stating Huber reports to Rosenstein and not AG Sessions.

            The very letter you cite describes Huber reports to both
            “I have already directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues previously raised by the Committee….
            The senior prosecutors will report directly to the Attorney General AND the Deputy Attorney General….
            Specifically I asked US Attorney John W. Huber to lead this effort”

            Other notes

            Seems strange that Huber (or 1 of his supposed 470 investigators) hasn’t bothered to interview Victoria Toensing’s Uranium One client-Douglas Campbell–as he is battling cancer that could make him “unavailable” in the future. He’s the KEY WITNESS for God’s sake—but hey, what’s the hurry???

            A neutered AG:
            The leak investigation is a Sessions cernterpiece announced Aug 4 2017 : “This culture of leaking must stop. Leakers will be held accountable.” (Youtube it.)
            So he throws the book at Reality Winner, but James Wolfe (Chief of Security SIC) and caught dead to rights in Session’s own sting operation (FISA dates altered) skates with a slap on the wrist perjury charge?? The “he’s flipping” argument doesn’t work with Wolfe anymore than it does with Flynn, Manafort or PapaD. You don’t charge your chief witness as a LIAR as part of a deal.

            We had high hopes for Huber but so far there is zero indication that he has accomplished anything of any substance. He has been unnecessary so far in any of the recommendations from IG findings–those have all been handled as HR issues.

            Huber may just be “good intent” by a neutered AG (or a starry-eyed one reminiscing about the “glory” that is the DOJ-just read the first paragraph of his letter) that effectively is left functioning as yet another black hole.


  18. Rex70 says:

    THIS is the man and mind that PDJT should immediately hire as AG once Sessions is done doing whatever it is he has been/is doing. IMMEDIATELY. Love this guy…the correct, made-for-prime time mix of brains, demeanor, Executive and Legislative experience, Conservative outlook, ideology and doggedness. He has the stuff the President, this administration, the American people–MAGA Americans and otherwise–need. AG Ratcliffe, please.

    Liked by 5 people

  19. rumpole2 says:

    I heard comment that in regards this corruption mess…

    WE HAVE ALL THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE… they need to simply be put together… meaning we need an AG/Justice department to ACT!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • rumpole2 says:

      YET MORE DOCUMENTS and declassification would be “nice” as far as the public interest goes… but that is NOT what is lacking.
      Whether documents are revealed to Congress (and the public) is irrelevant. They exist as evidence and can be used to INDICT criminals.

      Liked by 1 person

    • rumpole2 says:

      I really HOPE that Trump has a new AG on the slipway.. ready to launch.

      REGARDLESS of the outcome of the mid terms…. I don’t see a good way forward unless there is a new AG (and other top staff at DoJ/FBI) and serious criminal investigations… INDICTMENTS.

      This GAME of hide the documents being played with Congress will come to an abrupt stop if the DIMS take the house, but even if that horror happens… the REAL WORK of criminal investigations can start… steam ahead… with a new AG and a clear mission to drain the swamp.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Ray Runge says:

      For the past two years this is THE singular need that remains a void.

      Liked by 4 people

  20. rf121 says:

    So when Nellie testifies is it drinking game time? Every time she says “I don’t recall” it is time for a shot. Winner gets a bag of oats.


  21. John says:

    I think that it is obvious that the plan was for Mueller to release his report as an “October surprise,” against Pres. Trump and the Republicans. POTUS threatening to release the unredacted documents, flushed out Rosenstein, for the confrontation on Air Force One. This gave the president the leverage against Rosenstein. The result being a standoff between the two. That leaves three other players in the mix. You have the investigations by Huber and Horowitz, while both have remained quiet on the sidelines. (I believe that either can be “activated,” by Rosenstein, or Jeff Sessions. I doubt that we will see any movement from them until after the midterms.). The third player would be Congress, who are now in control (unless POTUS decides to intervene.). Hopefully, with congresses newfound surge of testosterone, we may see a break in the standoff.

    The Democrats have now gone violent, because they have Nothing of value to contribute and realize their losing position. They are certainly behind the recent rise of right-wing Marxists, utilized as a false flag, matching their left-wing Marxists.

    Mueller’s investigation has definitely been used as cover for the FBI and DOJ corruption. This could be the “insurance policy,” that has been proposed earlier, just prior to the 2016 election. But I would not rule out the possibility that the “insurance policy,” might be Jeff Sessions. Sessions brought Rosenstein aboard, and Rosenstein brought Mueller. He could go either way.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Ray Runge says:

      Anything produced by Horowitz is ignored or ground up as yesterday’s left over macaroni. a cheap coat of paint is placed for exterior gloss and fed to the public. No help from Horowitz.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Howie says:

    Too much probable cause to bust any of the felons. They are hip deep in it.


  23. ZurichMike says:

    No collusion or obstruction but behavior that may be vague enough fir Dems to consider it an impeachable offense? Such as . . .


  24. Mike diamond says:

    Wonder why Mueller won t investigate fusion gps!?????the death of Seth rich!???Debbie waserman schultz!??? Oh I forget he is part of the swamp!


  25. Mike diamond says:

    Thanks Sundance for keeping us up to date !

    Liked by 1 person

  26. K.N. McBride says:

    While I share the impatience of many Treepers, I find the constant attacks on Jeff Sessions wearisome. The fact of the matter is that none of us know what he is doing. We assume he is doing nothing, because we don’t see anything being done. But that doesn’t mean he is inactive.

    We can say that Sessions should never have recused himself, but no one could have imagined what was going on at the time. Sessions and Trump were both blind-sided by the duplicity and fury of the soft coup attempt. it was without precedent. Recall that even highly classified transcripts of foreign calls were being leaked!

    At that moment, Trump knew he had to play for time and Sessions also knew that he couldn’t act before he had some idea of what he was up against. This was why the recusal made sense.

    Once the dust settled and the scope of the conspiracy became clear, the next problem was actually doing something about it. Again, we think we know who the “white hats” are, but our lies don’t depend on us guessing correctly. Here again, caution was in order. Trump correctly understood that before any move could be made, the Justice Dept. and FBI had to be cleaned up. One instrument was IG Horowitz, who also is getting a bad name around here.

    Sundance has pointed this out many times, but IG’s DON’T DRAW CONCLUSIONS. They just compile evidence. Sundance’s exhaustive analysis makes it abundantly clear that Horowitz and his investigators were thorough and professional. A completely different hand, however, wrote the executive summary. That was to be expected, because the leadership was still shot through with conspirators.

    It is entirely possible that the people who watered down the executive summary inadvertently “outed” themselves. In any event, I know it was disappointing that the report wasn’t as volcanic as we expected it to be.

    But even if it was, the problem remained to how to take action. We know that a number of “career” employees are in fact rabid partisans. They are happy to sabotage investigations (by real or feigned) incompetence. Trump and Sessions both know that their targets will have the best lawyers money can buy. The case must therefore be not only air-tight, but prosecuted by trusted agents.

    This is where McCabe’s ouster and the drumbeat of resignations and retirements comes in. Most people aren’t white hats or black hats, but gray ones. They go with who is in charge and can either help or harm them. Before moving, Trump had to demonstrate that the help/harm calculation had now shifted decisively against the conspirators.

    Consider Hillary’s security clearance. This was “resigned” a month ago. Trump knew it and so did the other leaders. Certainly Hillary knew it. Why reveal it now?

    Then look at the FBI intervention with Kavanaugh. It didn’t go the way the Dems expected. As I said at the time, Trump’s eager acceptance showed he knew something. He know has operational control of at least some of the FBI and the Justice Dept. as well.

    All the while this is going on, the House is hammering away seemingly without result. But it isn’t without result. It’s pushing the conspirators into an ever-tighter perimeter, isolating them from support.

    It’s tempting to look at the stonewalling and assume that Trump has lost control of DoJ or that Sessions is ineffective. But consider the alternative: What if Trump is letting them dig in, deeper and harder, exposing them to even more punishment. The crappy redactions are actionable, and the more they happen, the greater the weight of charges will be brought.

    Sundance understood this when he pointed out the Rosenstein now survives solely due to the will of Donald Trump. He is a wholly-owned subsidiary and if Trump is willing to tolerate the Rosenstein – McCabe civil war, it’s because he believes it suits his purposes.

    This comment is too long, so I’ll close simply by pointing out that an apex predator doesn’t allow himself to be duped or snowballed by an inept hack, whether you think it’s Rosenstein or Sessions or both. Each month that passes strengthens his hand. He knows what he is doing.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Tall Texan says:

      So I suspect you agree that Trump knew what he was doing when he criticized Sessions’ recusal in real time – as it happened? Your portrayal of Trump not recognizing the nature of things as Sessions recused is nonsense.

      Liked by 1 person

      • K.N. McBride says:

        I believe Trump tailors his remarks to his needs. He brings things up and then drops them, depending on the effect he wants to achieve.

        Recall that Sessions was only narrowly confirmed. When Trump began bashing him publicly the Democrats suddenly rallied around him as the Last Honest Man in Washington. Why firing Sessions would be treason! Obstruction of justice!

        Or you can believe that a man who made his name firing incompetents can’t figure out a way to get Jeff Sessions to take early retirement. I know which version I believe.

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    • j'accuse says:

      Agree about Sessions. The DOJ was so politicized into fiefdoms there was little he could without help (of which there was none). Rosenstein and others pounced on him to recuse and 55 members of Congress wrote a letter demanding it. In this sea of corruption about the only thing he could do was appoint Huber. If Huber is doing nothing it’s not because of Sessions, it’s likely because there is enormous pressure on him to stand down by those involved.

      Members of the House and Senate at some point are going to have to unite and expose the perps. Presently there is complicity by some members and senators and reluctance by others. They all certainly know what happened at this point beyond any doubt. Partisanship, extreme anti-Trump bias and cowardice all go hand in hand.

      Liked by 1 person

    • G. Combs says:

      K.N. McBride,
      Thank you for a sensible comment (and I did not find it too long.)

      At this point I do not think any of us actually know whether AG Session is a ‘white’ grey or ‘black’ hat. Time will tell.


  27. RobInPA says:

    Speaking of “the President’s attorney’s”, which Radcliffe mentions towards the end of the interview, where have Guliani and Sekulow, et al, been?!

    It seems they’ve gone ‘radio silent’ for at least the last two or three weeks or so.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. woohoowee says:

    Mueller’s appointment was obtained fraudulently, so why is he still there? Why does he get to write a report? It’s all fraud.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Every time I see Rep. Ratcliff, I’m half expecting him to break into laughter ala the Michael Scott character from The Office. Just me? 🙂


  30. Anonymous says:

    Great interview. Much better than the ranting videos with now new perspectives.

    1. FISA application was slanted. (Have known this from other things as well.)

    2. Much of the muh Russia collusion was just entrapment, not actual collusion. In fact, from what we know all of it was entrapment. And even that was minor. But they played a con game and got a few fish to bite.

    3. There will be some embarressment from (2) above.

    Really like this congressman. Love to hear more from him.

    Don’t think anyone should relax or trust in the plan or rely on 64d chess or some last minute save. Strong likelihood that the ‘craps take the House in November. That will stop further investigation, subpeonas, etc. of DOJ/FBI/Fusion in their tracks. And we will get the opposite instead. Buckle up. War is not over. Enemy is still out there.


  31. mtk says:

    “Ratcliffe explains how he has seen all of the documents and gives a specific example to how they relates to the request for declassification in exposing the corruption.”

    I take exception to Ratcliffe’s ascertions he has seen all of the documents.

    First that is not the case because the various Oversight committees are still pushing the DoJ to release documents(to the committees) that the DoJ is saying, “Are still germain to an active investigation and relate to National Security with prejudice that it would reveal sources and methods.”

    Second, the misnomer of declassification is a two fold sword. For one, it directly relates to the public sphere. While, I would agree many sitting on Oversight Committees have seen the unredaced documents that have been released publically abeit heavy redacted and the redactions prevent them publically commenting of them. Hence the push for declassification. However, the various Oversight Committee are themselves fighting a redaction/release battle internal to their oversight rights to these documents. So much so, that the complete scope of Ratcliffe of having said, “…how he has seen all of the documents…” rings hollow and false.

    Third, there are documents the various Oversight committees are fighting tooth nail to be released, to them!!! redacted or not, that have not seen the light of day.

    While I welcome the expanded depth of the public faces in the Legislative branch calling for compliance with Consituitional powers of Oversight.

    Mr Ratcliff, Cold Anger is not going to buy the claim you made of seeing all the documents.
    Period. End of Story.


    • mtk says:

      I would further add, the honourable Mr Ratcliff may actually be speaking forth rightly of seeing all the documents in totally that have been released to Oversight.

      Question is, Mr. Ratcliff is that the complete set of documents, “Are there documents being with held even from you?”
      That is the basis of my exception to your statement. And, knowning that it is a reasonible presumption that “We are being lied to, is not reasonable that you also are being lied to or best keep in the dark?”

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  32. simicharmed says:

    I’m surprised the US Secret Service hasn’t started an investigation. Their mission is protect the POTUS.

    ANY of these current and/or former Federal Employees with any link to this criminal activity should not even be in the same building with the POTUS!

    These employees were committing criminal acts along with trying to assassinate the character of Donald Trump and I’m no so sure that ending his life wasn’t discussed then or now either….

    Get it on record – Something as unsophisticated as a Restraining Order should be (or should have been), filed against every one of them.


    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Something as unsophisticated as a Restraining Order should be (or should have been), filed against every one of them.”

      That is all fine and dandy, but in the end where does the Secret Service have to file it? Well, with a corrupted DOJ, of course!


      • simicharmed says:

        I believe Restraining Orders are filed with a Court. Moreover, a Judge issues such RO and it is filed with the the Court and recorded with/in the court. The DOJ would have nothing to do with that process..


  33. Kay says:

    Watching the collapse of America from within is sad but not hopeless. If you have Jesus in your life you will see the destruction of the Godless world as a good thing. It means that as the Bible says, Jesus return is soon.

    Watch and pray continually. Buy guns and ammo to protect your family and look for Christ coming on the clouds.


  34. icthematrix says:

    Very simply, this is all about PJDT’s position relative to timing. He and Congress were building toward an October declassification IF NECESSARY. Had Mueller taken (or still tries to take) any action to derail the midterms Trump pulls the pin on his nuke. Congress (and all of us) want these demons revealed now and prosecuted, but the President holds all the cards, and the momentum is bigly in our favor now. Win in November via voting, hold the House and Senate, and we can start to celebrate. Not just for victory, but for the clock to start ticking for the finale, whatever that is.

    If it is some half azz wrist slaps, I will have wasted a significant sliver of my life hoping for this justice and gaining nothing.


  35. steph_gray says:

    Concern noted.


  36. Concerned says:

    “My opinion is that declassifying them would not expose any national security information, would not expose any sources and methods,” said Ratcliffe. “It would expose certain folks at the Obama Justice Department and FBI and their actions taken to conceal material facts from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.”


  37. Concerned says:

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein created the special counsel under fraudulent pretense. That origination material (Ohr 302’s, FISA pages, origination EC, and Page/Strzok messages) is now a risk to the Deputy AG.


  38. Concerned says:

    Deep State operation to destroy an America President

    It’s been one, long-running, Deep State operation to destroy an America President. The principle instigators who sowed the wind have yet to reap the whirlwind they deserve. And, in the end, they may not. The world has a Creator, but America has no authentic Department of Justice.

    The Kavanaugh Hearing was a condensed version of nearly the same Deep State modus operandi: nefariously conceived, fake accusations, manufactured outrage demanding an infinite investigation into unsubstantiated accusations. The goals: distract and stall.

    Those who sowed those seeds may yet reap the whirlwind—in early November. Not at God’s hands, nor those of the Justice Department, but from the voters. That’s yet to be seen.

    The Resistance is a combined effort of the career bureaucratic statists of the Deep State, the militant progressive socialists of today’s Democratic Party, the millennial useful idiots bred by the academy, like those seen beating on the doors of the Supreme Court. Along with the Antifa rent-a-mob street thugs—and their rich funders—reminiscent of the early Nazi Brownshirts. And, of course, the left-wing media—like Chris Cuomo who claimed to be able to read Trump’s mind when he was meeting with Kanye West at the White House. Soothsayer Cuomo.

    The creatures of The Swamp are of varied species. But disruption, disorder, and division are common in their DNA.

    Together they are sowing the wind with hatred, hysteria, and, to date, non-lethal bodily harm—excluding the Bernie Sander’s supporter who shot and nearly killed Republican pols playing baseball in D.C.


  39. mark mears says:

    I know I’ll take some flack for this BUT. I hope I can amply explain this. Are we all just part of the plan? I mean we are all doing our own investigations with the documents available and coordinating our efforts even if we disagree. We’re putting together the pieces of a puzzle that is the largest internal Government coordinated effort to over throw a duly elected President. OK here I go.
    Could Mueller be a white hat along with RR? Is Mueller’s SC just a front? Sure a couple of indictments and Manafort did some solitary time was convicted and supposedly flipped and I believe will be pardoned . Pappa gets a fine to return the $10k and 14 days in jail. Flinn sentencing put off again, no charges against C. Page. A dozen charges against some Russian companies, all just noise.
    Sessions gets appointed AG, immediately recuses, RR ends up acting AG after President Trump changes the Obama order of succession then appoints SC Mueller 2 days after Mueller interviews with President Trump for supposedly the AG. RR tries twice to remove himself from the investigation, President Trump says no twice and for a third time on Air Force One, WHY? I know leverage? At some point Sessions has to answer what he’s been up to cause it looks like he’s been doing nothing, we’re getting cold anger, and says he’s appointed a non swamp creature named Hubber out in Utah. Hubber gets referals from the IG Horowitz to prosecute. Then RR refuses to release documents to Congress or testify to Congress and continues to stall with documentation production along with Sessions. Sessions could release this stuff, right? Congress gets as much air time as Fox can give them to explain everything corrupt happening inside the Justice System. Even President Trump won’t release the documents! Inquiring minds want to know. Kavenaugh happens and more inquiring minds want to know. All this time NO LEAKS for our side. Could it be that if the docs are released it does harm to future indictments? At this time Baker and N Ohr have not testified.
    In the mean time Sundance is here putting out the TRUTH along with Sara Carter, The Federalist, Bongino, deGenova and of course the great article at the Epoch Times along with a score of other internet media making our COLD ANGER, COLDER!! Her we sit here we wait and the slow deliberate drip of info keeps coming. One more piece of the puzzle tomorrow maybe the next day.
    Are we just part of the plan? IS Congress not getting the docs just part of the plan? Are we being played by our President and the people he trusts in his Justice Dept.? Can the documentation be released right now without doing harm to down stream indictments. Are Sessions, RR, Mueller, Horowitz, Hubber and President Trump on the same page?
    It just seems to me that President Trump is on the Republican campaign trail doing a great job (his main objective right now) and has full faith in his Justice Dept..


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