Senate Security Staffer and Media Leaker James Wolfe Pleads Guilty To One Count of Lying to FBI Investigators….

Damn this is frustrating.  Sorry folks, but this absolutely confirms the ongoing corruption within the DOJ that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is allowing.  This is a Trump administration cover-up.  The DOJ has issued a press release [SEE HERE] outlining a plea agreement with Mr. Wolfe where all charges are dropped except a single count of lying to investigators.

Here is the 10-page plea agreement [Cloud pdf Link Here and SCRIBD pdf Link Here]

Senate Security Chief James Wolfe was given a plea deal by the DOJ allowing him to plead guilty to a single count of lying to federal authorities, and avoiding all other consequences.

The DOJ never openly admitted that Wolfe leaked the 83 Page FISA application on March 17th, 2017 from the Senate Intelligence Committee; and the media have never admitted to receiving it.  This pleading today covers-up the entire scheme and throws a blanket over massive and consequential downstream ramifications to the Senate Intelligence Committee and U.S. Media that will now remain hidden.  FUBAR !

WASHINGTON DC – Former veteran Senate Intelligence Committee staffer James Wolfe pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of making false statements to federal agents.

The guilty plea represents an about-face for Wolfe, 57, who earlier in the proceedings had vowed, through his lawyers, to “vigorously” fight charges that he lied to the FBI about his contacts with reporters. Monday’s hearing had been on the calendar as a routine status hearing, but the judge began by announcing Wolfe was in court to enter a guilty plea.

Wolfe wasn’t charged with leaking classified or other sensitive information, a fact his lawyers repeatedly emphasized. He was indicted earlier this year on three counts of making false statements to the FBI who questioned him about his contacts with reporters. By pleading guilty, the number of charges was knocked down to just one count.  (read more)

This is a cover-up, plain and simple.  The political ramifications to the disclosures would be too damaging to the institutions.  Wolfe claiming he never leaked classified information, and the DOJ allowing him to make that statement, means they current DOJ has made the decision to hide the most damaging information to preserve politicians, protect the intelligence community and, as a consequence, cover for the media.

Here’s the backstory:

Connecting the Wolfe indictment to the recently released Carter Page FISA application it becomes obvious in March 2017 Senate Staffer James Wolfe sent reporter Ali Watkins a copy of the 82-page FISA Title-1 origination application.   Here’s how we know:

On/around March 16th, 2017, the Senate Intelligence Committee requested a copy of the FISA application used against Carter Page. How do we know this? Because a part of the indictment against James Wolfe tells us what took place.

Page #5 of the Wolfe indictment (unsealed in June 2018) describes Reporter #2 Ali Watkins.

Page #6 describes one of the leaks; one of the very specific leaks by Wolfe to Watkins. Read carefully:

That document described is clearly the FISA application used against Carter Page that was disclosed Saturday. Note the description (above) and the date of the FISC release disclosed: March, 17th, 2017FISC CLERK COPY STAMP page 83

♦Yes, that means the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) has had the FISA application against Carter Page in their possession since March 2017.

Next: Note the FISA application (original first application) is 83 pages, with a blank page. That’s 82 pages total.

Note page #6 of the Wolfe indictment: “82 text messages” corresponds with James Wolfe texting 82 images of the FISA application to Ali Watkins. Wolfe likely took pictures of each application page and sent them to Ms. Watkins.

Important to note: depending on how the FISA copy was processed by the DOJ(?), and considering this was to the Senate Intel Committee, it is likely the SSCI copy was not heavily redacted (if at all).

♦Yes, that means reporter Ali Watkins (Buzzfeed then New York Times) has had a copy of the original FISA application against Carter Page since March 17th, 2017.

♦Yes, that also means the U.S. DOJ has known since December 15th, 2017, that SSCI Chief Staffer James Wolfe leaked the FISA application to the media in March 2017.

♦Yes, that also means the U.S. DOJ has known the media has been holding a copy of the original FISA application since March 17th, 2017.

Further….

SSCI Chairman Richard Burr and SSCI Vice-Chair Mark Warner are “Gang-of-Eight” intelligence oversight members.

They have top level security clearances, so they could/would be permitted to see the FISC release w/out redactions.

However, in March 2017, at the time this application was sent to the SSCI, there was also an ongoing Intelligence Community leak investigation taking place. Actually, more like a “leak hunt”. This ongoing “leak hunt”, in connection to the later capture of James Wolfe, becomes a more important consideration when you think about the recent FISA application public release.

From the Wolfe indictment we discover: On December 15th, 2017 James Wolfe was busted; the FBI had him dead-to-rights. However, the grand jury proceedings didn’t start until May 3rd, 2018; and the indictment was sealed until June 7th, 2018. That means six months passed between busting Wolfe on Dec. 15th, 2017, and indicting Wolfe on June 7th, 2018.

It is difficult to gain a search and seizure warrant on a journalist. However, it is noted Reporter #2, Ms. Ali Watkins, was identified and an appropriate search warrant was authorized by the court. Ms. Watkins was notified after execution of the search warrant. February 13, 2018:

RECAP: Wolfe FBI interview 12/15/17; one search warrant executed Jan-Feb 2018; grand jury seated May 2018; indictment/arrest of Wolfe June 2018

Here is where it gets interesting. Back to the FISC application released. Remember, we must think of this release in four segments:

♦Original application – Oct ’16
♦Renewal – Jan ’17
♦Renewal – April ’17
♦Renewal – June ’17

However, when the FISA application was released publicly, *they* (unknown) released the March 17th, 2017 copy (the one sent to the SSCI) of the original.

Why release (segment #1) from the March 17th, 2017, copy?

The answer to that question goes back to the leak hunting taking place on/around March 17th, 2017, when the FISA application was first released to the SSCI.

*They* (again, unknown) likely put a subtle leak tracer in the FISC application when it was released. A slight variation in the copy sent to the SSCI that would help the leak hunters identify the leak, if the tracer information was found in media reporting.

So there is something slightly different about the March 17th, 2017, version of the Carter Page FISA application…. than the unmodified original version held at the FISC.

That is why the publicly released version has segment #1 dated as March 17th, 2017. Whoever made the decision to release the application needed to publicly release the same version as was previously used to track leakers.

NOTE: It is highly likely one of the “leak tracers” was to change the dates within the FISA application and/or the FISA renewal(s).  This explains why the dates are all redacted in the FISA Application release:

However, as the case against Wolfe continued there were more curious and troubling legal developments.

First, we know from overwhelming circumstantial evidence, conveniently overlooked by media, that one of Wolfe’s specific leaks involved sending his concubine Ali Watkins a copy of the 82-page FISA application used to gain a Title-1 surveillance warrant against U.S. person Carter Page. {Full Backstory Here} Some key things about this leak:

  1. It is highly likely there were no redactions in the copy Wolfe leaked to the media.
  2. It is highly likely Wolfe was caught in a leak hunt, and the copy given to him included a specific, and intentionally wrong, internal date using October 19th as the origination date for FISA application approval. (The actual date was Oct 21st).
  3. The October 19th date then shows up in subsequent media reports which were based on the leak. The New York Times and Washington Post used the wrong date; the concentric reporting of the NYT and WaPo spread the wrong date like a virus.
  4. However, despite overwhelming and easy to prove evidence against him, Wolfe was never charged with the Carter Page FISA leak. The DOJ/FBI have him dead-to-rights on that leak, but he was charged with the more disingenuous crime of lying to the FBI.

These explosive details have been largely ignored by media, and two recent legal filings add even more layers of intrigue. Last week a federal judge denied a request by Wolfe’s lawyers to put a gag order on the entire U.S. government; to include President Trump:

The scant media coverage all focused on a narrative that Mr. Wolfe was requesting a gag order against President Trump in his case. However, as you can see above, that was not the request. More broadly Wolfe’s attorneys were attempting to bar any government official from any public statement. This is Key…. keep that in mind as you look at the second development.

After losing the gag order request, lawyers for Mr. Wolfe have sent letters to every Senator who sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. [As we have shared for years, the SSCI is the deepest and most corrupt part of the Deep State swamp.]

The lawyers for Wolfe are putting the senators on notice they might be called as defense witnesses. Read carefully, including between the lines (emphasis mine):

WASHINGTON—Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee have been notified they may be asked for testimony as part of the criminal trial of a veteran Senate staffer accused of lying to the FBI while working for the panel.

Attorneys for James A. Wolfe sent letters to all 15 senators on the committee, notifying them that their testimony may be sought as part of Mr. Wolfe’s defense, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Mr. Wolfe, who for nearly 30 years served as the director of security for the intelligence committee, was arrested last month and charged with lying to the FBI about his contacts with reporters while the bureau was conducting an investigation into leaks of classified information to journalists. Mr. Wolfe wasn’t charged with leaking any information.

Mr. Wolfe’s defense lawyers are considering calling the senators as part of the proceedings for a variety of reasons, including as potential character witnesses and to rebut some of the allegations made by the government in the criminal complaint, these people say. (link)

Remember, Wolfe isn’t charged with the leaks, he’s charged with lying to the FBI. His lawyers inferring that Senators might be called to rebut the allegations, seems to imply that Senators might have authorized the content of those allegations; or, put simply, Senators might have authorized or instructed Wolfe to make the leaks to the media.

…”to rebut some of the allegations” … “in the criminal complaint”

Pause on that for a moment.

Two things jump out to me immediately; things that could be considered heavily corrupt based on how the reader views the current DOJ institution; if ‘corrupt’:

#1) perhaps that’s why the DOJ didn’t charge Wolfe with the specific leak(s). If the DOJ had charged him with specific leaks to the media there could be Senators at risk of criminal conspiracy.

#2) perhaps these notification letters are Wolfe saying he will burn everyone if he is taken down, therefore his defense is to hide behind the Senators and make them pressure the DOJ to drop/lessen charges against him.

Something sketchy is definitely going on.

WASHINGTON – [cont,,] People familiar with the case are bracing for the possibly that lawmakers could try to invoke constitutional immunity to avoid testifying. The “speech or debate” clause of the constitution states that members are largely privileged from arrest while attending sessions of Congress and that “they shall not be questioned in any other place” about their legislative duties.

However, very little case law exists on the clause. David Schultz, who teaches law at the University of Minnesota, said he wouldn’t expect a court to entirely excuse members of Congress from testifying in a criminal proceeding, even if it is related to their official duties. (more)

Go read Jeff Carlson’s article at The Markets Work –SEE HERE– He too is noticing that something increasingly sketchy and curious is happening.

Again, here’s the FISA Application.

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Again, here’s the Wolfe Indictment.

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Again, here’s a time/date listing of the corrupt activity taking place by Vice-Chairman Mark Warner at the same time the March 17, 2017, FISA application was released to the SSCI:

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Timeline:

  • March 16th, 2017, SSCI requests copy of FISA application from Court
  • March 17th, 2017, a copy of the application with an intentionally adjusted date (Oct 19th) was delivered to James Wolfe, Director of Security for the SSCI.
  • March 17th, 2017, Wolfe sends reporter Ali Watkins a copy of the original FISA application via 82 picture text messages (one per page) thereby distributing the wrong date. He may have also shared with other reporters.
  • Numerous media reports surface using the October 19th false date.
  • October 31st, 2017, FBI notifies Security Director James Wolfe of a leak investigation (hunt for leakers) looking at the Senate Intelligence Committee.
  • December 14th, 2017, Ali Watkins announces she will no longer be covering the SSCI.
  • December 15th, 2017, FBI confronts James Wolfe with evidence that he is one of the people leaking classified intelligence to journalists.
  • Before the end of December 2017, Wolfe resigns.
  • FBI gains national security search warrant against reporter Ali Watkins and all of her electronic communications. Watkins is notified by her network provider on February 13th, 2018.
  • May 3rd, 2018, grand jury proceedings against Wolfe. Indictment remains under seal.
  • June 7th, 2018, indictment is unsealed – James Wolfe is arrested.

RESOURCES :

♦Sketchy Richard Burr, Mark Warner and James Wolfe – SEE HERE
♦James Wolfe Arrest – SEE HERE
♦The Story Behind the Wolfe Arrest – SEE HERE
♦Details of Wolfe leaking FISA application – SEE HERE

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636 Responses to Senate Security Staffer and Media Leaker James Wolfe Pleads Guilty To One Count of Lying to FBI Investigators….

  1. 4sure says:

    SD says, “This is a Trump administration cover-up. ”

    Time to put down the kool aide and start holding Trump accountable. He is in charge of DOJ. Time he started acting like it. Seems to me, not only has Sessions recused himself from the DOJ, but so has Trump. Both have turned it over to Mueller and Rosy. And I have given up on Trump ever doing anything to drain the swamp or build the damn wall.

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    • dawg says:

      Trump is not really in charge of DOJ. Him using his power over DOJ would be giving the left exactly what they want. A narrative of POTUS obstructing their investigation because hes guilty. An investigation that they know can produce nothing on its own, so Trump ending it is the best they can hope for. POTUS been trying to drain the swamp against unprecedented obstruction and cant build the wall without congress. I think hes done well.

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      • oldschool says:

        Sorry dawg, it is his DOJ. He may be powerless politically, but as POTUS he is sworn to uphold our Consitution.

        Wall is not the same as securing our border against invaders. That is what any POTUS is called to do. Again, he is manuevering politically.

        We’ve come this far, we got to get Trump through midterms. Then we will know.

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        • Ray Runge says:

          Chess class is through. A well established evidentiary fact is the process has been perverted to take out the Trump candidacy / presidency. Time has arrived to display documents that can well serve as evidence. Trump is now greatly responsible for the continuance of this Kafkaesque farce that USA government has been so relegated.

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      • mtk says:

        See my post down stream.

        I am making an argument that takes it out of the President’s hands and put it into the hands of Judical Watch to seek a court’s ruling to establish that the FISA is already in the public sphere.

        It an end around argument putting the NYTimes and other on the defense to making the legal defense the DOJ won’t make, and as per your observation the President can’t make because of optics.

        Again Judicial Watch are folks at the helm.

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    • Jpcarson says:

      Not buying the Trump Administration coverup at this time. Sundance was completely wrong two weeks ago on Trump allowing a brief FBI investigation back into Justice Kavanaugh. SD thought they should have put the nominee to the floor of the Senate and voted without further ado (which would have ended in a failure to confirm Judge K). We all make errors in judgment, and SD is certainly no exception!

      I would imagine Wolfe entered into a plea bargain to avoid the leaking of classified info charge. What he had to give up to obtain that reduction is information above my pay grade!

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      • P3X-639 says:

        Cynical view: The same thing Hilary’s people gave for immunity. Nothing.

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      • Cyber says:

        My take is similar. Sundance is on a bit of a tangent currently. I could be wrong but time will tell.

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      • mtk says:

        I would imagine Wolfe entered into a plea bargain to avoid the leaking of classified info charge.

        I don’t read the plea that way. The way I read the charges that Mr. Wolfe and his lawyers walked into as DOJ gift of not even having the leaking of classified materials even on the table. He never was facing having to defend himself against a leaking charge, and was likely advised by consul not to make hay over what he was actually being charged with.

        A wink, wink, nod nod type of thing.
        A see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil scenario.

        Basically, the court stipulated to Mr Wolfe legal defence, through a tact understanding…

        Is the defence arguing before the court that the defiants charges should be be admended, since there are no charges before this court on leaking.

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    • Ken Lawson says:

      The Legislative Branch has to fund anything spent by the government so the president not getting funding for the wall is not his fault. As for the swamp, it’s downright foolish to think he can do more than put a dent in it. He can certainly put a significant dent in it, and he is, but even in a full 8 years no one could fully drain the swamp. They are entrenched so deep that and have taken generations to solidify their control. It will take generations to eliminate them. Anyone who thinks otherwise really has no understanding of how things work in Washington. Remember: the progressives have been working on their overthrow of our system by working from within for over 100 years. They’ve been very successful. They can’t be removed by a quick move or two. AND, we must remember that is our fault, we the voters, who did not do OUR job to hold government accountable for all these years. That’s what’s allowed them to gain such a deep foothold. We, the voters, have no one to blame for this but ourselves. I didn’t wake up to it until the 1990s and I’ve kicked myself ever since that it took me until then to figure it out, which was 20 years after I started voting.

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      • Donna in AZ says:

        One of the promises that sealed the deal to vote for Trump was he was going to build the wall and Mexico would pay for it. 20/20 hindsight we can see that we were very naive. Off hand I can think of way he could make that happen others may think of other creative ways
        Much money is going south of the border tax that. I am convinced that Trump is indeed a genius if he really wanted the wall built it would be built. Remember he is a business man.

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      Are you even remotely serious you do not think Trump is done eating to drain the swamp?

      Open your eyes …no one said this would be easy.

      Liked by 8 people

    • Timmy- the-Ute says:

      As long as Melania is FLOTUS I am happy.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Donna in AZ says:

      Agreed

      Liked by 1 person

    • Julia Adams says:

      4sure, stop bloviating. You are dead wrong and you know it. Now, do yourself some good, go outside and rake some leaves.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Chip Doctor says:

        Julia, thank you. All of a sudden DJT has become a weak, stupid, ignorant, loser. Can’t remember the last time he won….. oh wait, wasn’t it earlier today?

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      • Ray Runge says:

        I personally stirred my 67 y/ o body to chop stumps away for 1.5 hours in the rain. The dance POTUS plays is too cute when Wolfe is set free and Nunes and Radcliffe beg like street people for documents they have clear legal entitlement to see.

        POTUS can have a good time with Leslie Stahl. He has time to support the troops that have brought him to the current dance.

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    • pete says:

      give DJT 30 days…..it will all make sense after the midterms

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  2. I still believe PDJT was blindsided with this plea deal by the DOJ. I now believe wholeheartedly that AG Sessions is useless as teats on a bull. I want heads to roll. Please do not tell me to have “Patience Grasshopper” because for one thing I’m not an insect. Secondly, patience is a virtue and because I want to screw the corrupt people in the DOJ/FBI so much – you can call me a slut! But, I still MAGA. Time for a double on the rocks………………..

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      It seems to me from this vantage point that POTUS may view himself as simply outmanned and outgunned under the current configuration.

      My hope is that after the election he’ll reassess the battlefield, and develop some new and trusted allies. He’ll then let his enemies have it with both barrels no matter how close to home it hits, and that’s from Pence on down.

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  3. Well, at least now we can be for certain that the Swamp won’t be held accountable except the few that lost/quit their jobs. Shame. Besides the Wall, this was second on my list of priorities.

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  4. railer says:

    Welp, there better be more than this involved. Lying to the FBI is weak tea.

    Judge Napolitano says it’s common knowledge that Trump has interviewed a half dozen candidates for AG, and that it looks like Sessions is gone after the election. That may very well have been the trigger for Sessions to cut this guy a sweetheart deal and spare the corrupt Senate.

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    • railer says:

      I hate to say this, but it may very well be that Trump has traded his next AG’s confirmation for a promise not to investigate and prosecute Senate staff and the Senate itself. It’s the kind of deal I could see McConnell demanding. The Wolfe plea would fit that scenario. It’d button up the vulnerability of the stinky senators. The Swamp really does stink.

      Liked by 6 people

      • P3X-639 says:

        Hmm. Interesting take railer.

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      • WSB says:

        I have been wondering why a few senators have been clicking their heels lately. I hate to believe that, and maybe there will be a different avenue to get where we need to go.

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      • Ray Runge says:

        Can you say, “I have just described the actions of a Swamp Lizard?”

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      • Jan says:

        You’re right. It stinks, but on the other hand, it gives Pres. Trump more juice over these RINOs & Never-Trumpers in the Senate than he ever had before, and maybe that means Pres. Trump gets his new AG, judges & agency appointments confirmed worry-free. Wolfe may be cooperating or at least has given some info to the DC US Attorney.. And perhaps some of these Senators may not be running for re-election when their term expires. We are nowhere near the end of the journey we’re on, so buckle up.

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    • Rose says:

      What was Trump suppose to do order Session’s to charge him, then he’d be accused of Obstruction of justice. It’s clear this is Session ignoring the rule of law to protect eight corrupt Senators. This isn’t Trump’s shame it’s Sessions.

      Liked by 4 people

    • ecmarsh says:

      I can imagine POTUS is humming this tune.
      Five pounds of possum in my headlights.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Running Fast says:

    Getting sick of this on again off again by Sundance. First you name and identify the coming storm and the swamp… then you bitch that it rains and we are walking in mud.

    Noticed you passed right over Pence’s speech about China. Is there a reason Sundance?

    note if you want to see who is controlling our media right now search “Mike Pence Speech on China” using Google… holy Orwellian Batman!

    Liked by 10 people

    • Greg Cox says:

      Never understood why, or how, SD overlooked VP Pence’s epic and stinging rebuke of China.

      Liked by 4 people

    • soozword says:

      Great speech but not sure when it was given. If short on time, start around 33 min mark for what the Administration expects from China going forward. Suggest posting on the daily thread.

      Liked by 2 people

    • sundance says:

      Not being home and on the road has something to do with it….. But don’t let that keep you from your conspiracy theories.

      Liked by 17 people

      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “But don’t let that keep you from your conspiracy theories.”

        As you can see, people are coming all out spouting off about this one – what they call “projection” in Alcoholic’s Anonymous. The Republic is going to collapse because Mr. Wolfe is not going to be locked up for 20 years!/sarc

        In the meantime, Joe diGenova seems to be keeping his cool and there are a lot of people speculating here that know far less than him about “behind the scenes” action.

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      • Frankly, I’m surprised you find any time to post anything in the midst of helping in the recovery. God bless you and thanks for everything you do. I’d have lost my mind several times over the last few years if not for your reassurances and analysis of things helping me find perspective and recognize I was suffering from BCS. Dead on every time.

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        • LafnH20 says:

          I Agree, txconservativemomof2!!
          Totally AGREE!!!

          TY, Sundance!!!

          For Everything!!!

          Liked by 5 people

        • jahealy says:

          This is something that bugs me about a percentage of regulars here at the Treehouse. Very quick to kick people to the curb, including our incredibly informative host. There are several folks here I would never want in my foxhole, as the saying goes.

          Liked by 5 people

          • Maquis says:

            The ankle-biting has been off the charts recently. I wouldn’t call them regulars, though, opportunistic prepositioned narrative re-engineers by my measure. Running down Sundance, running down Treepers, running down CTH.

            Definitely not foxhole-mate-worthy.

            Liked by 2 people

      • WSB says:

        I, for one, never missed it. Thank you for everything, SD. Good luck and stay safe!

        Liked by 2 people

      • Marygrace Powers says:

        sundance, thanks for all you’re doing in
        the FL relief effort re: the aftermath of HM.

        Armchair critics gotta theorize/it’s what they do.

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      • TeaForAll says:

        Sundance

        Thank You for all your informative writings. Thank You for all the help, support and time that you have given to the people of Florida during every disaster. You are the best
        Go have a beer , you deserve it an many more
        Luv Ya
        Tea

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      • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

        Sundance,

        We love you. We know you are a sage and a gentle soul. We also know that every person on this site has a responsibility to himself to search for truth, to seek wisdom, and to foster compassion and understanding. Assigning irrational blame or pointing fingers at fellow Treepers is worse than pointless, it is destructive. We can be civil as we hold each other accountable in seeking truth. We aren’t a monolithic entity; anyone who seeks that is IN THE WRONG PLACE! For those who are angry and frustrated that the picture isnt completed and all the coloring isn’t completely filled in, please reflect on what the real purpose of this gathering actually is.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      VP Pence’s speech was covered the day it occurred, 4 Oct 2018. This is known b/c it was personally detailed by me in the Presidential Open thread.

      The Wolfe incident has been covered here in depth, as have other details about which you whine.
      It appears you are the one not paying attention.

      As you do not approve of what is being covered here, go start your own site and pontificate to your heart’s desire.
      Bye

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    • That takes some chutzpah Running Fast to accuse a pro bono site of shirking its responsibilities. I mean, you could cancel your subscription in protest except there’s no paywall. As for the conspiracy angle, the Pence speech is consistent with the CTH thesis. Russian collusion is in part a misdirection campaign put on by our treasonous ruling class to take all eyes off China. SD should be crowing about this policy shift as further confirmation of this site’s analysis rather than ducking, or as it turns out, flying.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Running, if you’re upset with this blog then START YOUR OWN! lol

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  6. Christoph A says:

    Has the plea agreement been published? Why is nobody naming names of the folks most directly responsible for this plea agreement? Jessie K. Liu, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and her underling Prosecutor Jocelyn Ballantine was handling the case. If Sessions is recused in this case because it relates to Russia/Carter Page/FISA issues, then we can’t hang it on him.

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  7. bosscook says:

    Lots to think about, but one thing to do. Vote. And get others to vote. I early voted today and I about broke my pencil with cold anger, filling in every R circle on the ballot. Even some I’m not particularly in love with. It will take more than one election cycle to purge my state of RINOs (AZ).

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    • Binkser1 says:

      Yep, we gotta clear out the Rino’s in primaries. Push comes to shove, we’ve got to vote for RINO’s when there is no other choice. Dems are not an option.

      Liked by 5 people

      • oldschool says:

        There’s nothing but rinos! I’m voting for them, but please, let’s call a spade a spade. There will be no magical transformation of the uniparty into MAGA warriors, no AHA moments, no repentance even if we hold the majorities. Would rather hold it than not, but let’s get real about who we are dealing with.

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        • dutzie60 says:

          I think we all are too aware of who we are dealing with. Causing enough Cold Anger to quell any of that Global Warming bull hockey.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Binkser1 says:

          Well then give up then. Vote Leftists in. With your attitude, what’s the freaking point. Why would you rather hold the House? Lets just burn it down.

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          • oldschool says:

            My post accurately depicts congress critters. You have no counter argument to that bink, so you detour to “my attitude”. Haven’t heard that since I was a little girl from my daddy. Thanks for the memories.

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            • Binkser1 says:

              How am I supposed to make an argument against someone who says “they’re all Rinos,” which is not true, as Julian posted below. You’ve made up your mind. 95% are your posts are full of negativity and you oh so subtlety imply that it doesn’t matter who wins in the midterms. You better believe I’m calling out your attitude because all you seem to want to do is demoralize people. Your comment stating “you would rather hold it than not” really sounds like you are full on MAGA!!!

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        • Julian says:

          That’s wrong.

          Trump eviscerated all the RINOs running for reelection in the Senate this year like Corker, Flake & Hatch and made sure the MAGA Warriors such as McSalty, Romey & Blackburn took their place.

          Trump is Draining the Swamp and part of that is kicking RINO Senators to the kerb.

          People like Barroso, Cruz, Fischer and Dean Heller are well known MAGA Trump supporters so Trump didn’t see the point of primarying these folks.

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      • zorrorides says:

        Yes, in 2020, we need a MAGA-supported candidate in every primary.

        We can see clearly now, the Dimms are gone.

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        • jahealy says:

          That’s a tall order, considering “politician” has become an actual career, and a very high paying one for many of our esteemed “representatives” in Congress.

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  8. tyshab says:

    I have not given up on Trump. He has accomplished much while being effectively hog-tied and surrounded on all sides by attackers.
    That said there is only so much one man and his administration can do. I have come to the realization we really do live in a banana republic and that means the remaining choices left to me are rapidly dwindling. I plan to do what I can to ensure my children and their children live as free people.
    I spent much of my younger years unaware how little liberty I really had, too comfortable, with immediate needs mostly met, to look beyond myself and see the darkening horizon. I see now and am horrified I failed to pay closer attention. I will remedy what I can but I move forward with the realization this really is a battle which MUST be fought as if our lives depend on it. No amount of voting for this color or that color will fix this. We have to leave our comfort zones and step into the ring as well.

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    • MALTHUS says:

      Reading some of the comments here, it seems that too many expect Donald Trump to defeat the Philistines for them. I commend you for seeing that no one can deny you your place in the order of battle and that you have willingly assummed your duty to join in the good fight.

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      • tyshab says:

        Trump stepped up, sacrificed much. I think it is time to do more than rage at what others are or are not doing. It’s time to take this on as a second full-time job!
        I am only fooling myself when I sit behind my keyboard forwarding articles to friends, donating to a politician here and there, and putting up a yard sign or two, all the while thinking others will win the fight for me. Time to engage more fully. I still think our country can be rescued, though it will take a sustained effort over many years.

        BTW, Sundance is amazing, always getting verifiable info out in a manner I can digest and check. I am guessing much of his research is done at the expense of his personal time. I am thankful I found this place all those years ago. Thank you Sundance, you woke me up and I am forever in your debt.

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  9. Archie says:

    Fear is the only reason to vote GOP, fear of what the democrats will do if they get in office. I will not be fearful and I won’t vote for the GOP unless they are clearly MAGA candidates. The country survived Obama just fine but the country may not be able to survive UniParty-GOP.

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    • You’ve just earned a lifetime membership:
      Troll Team ZERO.

      Liked by 15 people

      • ecmarsh says:

        Yeah BlackNight, here comes the Trolls. One makes a stupid statement and the next confirms it. Do they think that is gonna change any of our votes?

        Liked by 2 people

        • oldschool says:

          Do you believe that is their intent, to change who you vote for? Wow, I just thought it was a dissenting opinion.

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          • Dutchman says:

            No, the intent is to DEMORALISE. There are 2 ways to increase your chances of winning an election; INCREASE the # of votes you get, or DECREASE the # of votes the other guy or party gets.

            Normally, political ‘operatives’ don’t ‘waste their time/energy’ trying to get people to actually CHANGE their vote.

            Oh, they will go after ‘undecideds’, yes, but actually getting a lifelong Republican to vote Democrat, or vice-versa, is considered a fools errand.

            On the other hand, getting opposition voters to NOT vote, like the 8 million Republicans who didnt vote for Romney in 2012, (I was one of em!), can and in that case DID make a difference.

            This midterm, im SOOOO glad I dont live in Utah, cause if I did, I WOULD vote for Romney, and wipe the vomit off the ballot.

            Vote for Rino candidate? You bet! And, because Rinos are political animals, every one in d.c. is going to know that every Republican tjat wins this midterm OWES their victory to DJT.

            And everyone NOT up for election this time, knows that will be the case, in THEIR next election. And so, they will,get in line. Do I TRUST them? Hell no. Will I VOTE for them? Hell YES!

            This is NOT 2012, totally different. And anyone who says “I wont vote for ANY Republican thats not MAGA, is screwing their nose, to spite their face.

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      • LafnH20 says:

        IKR, BKR!!

        Fear is the only reason ✔
        Won’t VOTE ✔
        Survived o’s years just fine. ✔
        GOP “”””Uni””””-party….✔

        Thanks for playing.
        Enjoy your membership.

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    • Binkser1 says:

      I was wondering which troll would be the first to suggest not voting for Republicans in this election. Because as we all know, putting radical Leftists back into power will get the wheels of justice rolling, right? Now I’m waiting for the “President Trump has betrayed us,” trolls to show up.

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      • Binkser1 says:

        Sorry, I hadn’t looked at every comment. The “President Trump has betrayed us” trolls have already shown up. Should’ve known.

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      • G. Combs says:

        “I’m waiting for the “President Trump has betrayed us,” trolls to show up.”

        They already did. — bottom of last page.

        SHEESH, President Trump is a great man but only a man with over 100 years of corruption fighting against him. I am in awe that he has accomplished what he has. And if President Trump tells me to vote for Attila the Hun, I will (especially if he plans to sic him on Schiffy and DiFi.)

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    • trapper says:

      I think you are a bit behind in events. PDJT needs every republican he can get in Congress, uniparty, RINO, or otherwise. Once there it is then up to our people in Congress to manage them, but democrats can’t be managed at all.

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      • Donna in AZ says:

        I’m no troll. I call them as I see them. And I do agree that we must vote Republican across the board but with eyes wide open.

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        • Jan says:

          California has taken over Colorado, and Republicans don’t garner a lot of votes. We have Republican Sen. Gardner who votes somewhat for DJT. I’m hoping the text message with a beheading video sent to his wife on her cell phone by some nut job Dimm gets his attention and wakes him up to the violence his fellow Dimms are promoting. None of these RINOs will be excluded from the harassment and attacks of the Dimms and their paid protesters. If what their fellow Senators did to Justice Kavanaugh didn’t wake them up, nothing will.

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    • Boots says:

      “The country survived Obama just fine…”
      ————
      Are you fkg kidding me? Obama made damn good on his promise to “fundamentally transform the United States”. He:

      – incited a race war that saw unhinged blacks ambushing cops across the country and rioting, looting, and burning cities over false MSM narratives like “hands up don’t shoot”,

      – subjugated American’s health care to government meddling by straddling America with the beginnings of socialized medicine, including death panels in the (thankfully) now defunct Independent Payment Advisory Board,

      – weaponized the IRS and IC against conservatives,

      – murdered American citizens with drone attacks, citing as a reason that those citizen’s were fighting for al Quaida and ISIS, which was true, but citizenship guarantees due process and Obama pissed all over that due process,

      – encouraged and allowed the importation to our country of hundreds of thousands of radical Islamic terrorists; and boldly lied to Americans by calling these Muslim scum “refugees”, when in fact they’re an invading army of sworn enemies of America,

      – facilitated the Muslim Brotherhood takeover of the middle east, all the while praising the “humanity” of Islam and muslims….

      IN SHORT…..Barack Barry Soetoero Hussein Obama, the CIA’s Muslim Manchurian Candidate, supported by the intelligence community and promoted by the 5th column MSM, did exactly what he was supposed to do……….KNOCK AMERICA TO HER KNEES, AND SET HER UP FOR THE KILL SHOT BY HILLARY CLINTON.

      If the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob wills it, the kill shot will be reversed and land on those who perpetrated it. He catches the crafty in their own craftiness. And He says that those who spread the net to catch the innocent will be caught in their own net.

      And if He needs help, there are 100 million armed and damned angry Americans standing by, waiting for His call.

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      • LafnH20 says:

        KNOCK AMERICA TO HER KNEES, AND SET HER UP FOR THE KILL SHOT BY HILLARY CLINTON.

        That was the plan….
        And still is….

        Never, never, never…
        NEVER GIVE UP!!

        Support OUR President!!
        Give him what He asks for!!!
        MORE Republicans.

        As unpalatable as it might seem.
        They will be under the President’s (And OUR) influence.

        Betrayal will be met with FIERCE RESISTANCE!! And they know it!!
        Imho…
        It seems pointless to gripe..

        And then bitch!!

        I’d rather VOTE…
        Then Hold them ACCOUNTABLE!!

        As opposed to allowing Perfection to murder the Good….
        And be Forced to DON War Paint!

        VOTE as The President asks!!!

        He asks for a reason!!!

        JUST VOTE STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN!!!

        “Ask NOT what Your Country Can Do for YOU – Ask what YOU CAN DO for YOUR Country.”

        John F Kennedy

        JUST DO IT!!!

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    • sickconservative says:

      R’s might not be the best in some areas but D’s are the enemy at this point.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Brad Letts says:

      Utter nonsense. hussein was a disaster for the Country!!!

      Voting straight Rs.

      Anything less will hand dumorats power and hamper President Trump from more stunning successes!

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    • Julian says:

      Silly.

      Would you rather have Paul Ryan/Kevin McCarthy as Speaker promoting Trump’s agenda like Ryan has the last 2 years or Jim Jordan as the House Minority Leader but only becoming Speaker in 2021??

      Seriously — you need to support Ryan/McCarthy now.

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  10. Wayne says:

    I do not want to hear anymore be patient,we can’t take them all down,it is too big of an embarrassment,the government would fall,there would be blood in the streets,,I am sick of this bullshit,,,put their asses in prison all of them,I don’t give a damn what prison.The damn trash is running the dump,,let the military run the government until elections could be held,,,ENOUGH!!!!!!

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  11. Reloader says:

    That reporter Ali Watkins always reminds me of the girl that Kevin Spacey pushed in front of the subway train in House of Cards. Reminds me of her for several reasons …

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  12. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Sessions is turning a blind eye while the DOJ, FBI, and Senate Intelligence Committee clean up their Deep State crimes. Sessions knows he is done after the Midterms, so they are trying to get as much done before then. It is disgusting, but I have no doubt that POTUS knows what is going on and has something up his sleeve. Someone posted above the Joe DiGenova interview from this morning. It is really good and he sheds light on some of what is going on with POTUS.

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  13. Guillermo Maguire says:

    I don’t agree with the disparaging remarks against SD. Without his continuous effort we wouldn’t know half of what is going on.

    As for the president letting this particular issue slide last time I checked he’s going against the whole world and right now he’s way ahead of them are most everything.

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    • And no doubt, the trollish comments against Sundance are coming from those who either don’t know or don’t care that he is providing this information while in the midst of a massive storm cleanup.

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      • Maquis says:

        Or, this is their intent for feigning Treeper fellowship all along.

        There are simply suddenly too many contrary and disparaging voices to be anything other than coordinated prepositioned trolls or an exceptionally prolific sock-puppetteer, all with the goal of portraying CTH as a dysfunctional hateful hive-mind when it is anything but.

        CTH is a Force of Nature, a Gift of Heaven, and those that disparage and mock us are not of us.

        GBPDJT
        🇺🇸

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  14. Concerned says:

    Enough already “SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE” is corrupt. Sundance’s is right

    Justice a little reminder (below)

    SCHUMER REMARKS CALLING FOR SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 ELECTION

    “As the days and weeks go forward, it’s clearer and clearer that the Russians hacked our cyber system with the intent of influencing the election. Whether it actually had an effect that will be for the political scientists to determine. But it sure should raise the hackles of every American. The fact that the Russians used cyber security to hack our infrastructure, our economics, our countries is well known. The fact that they’re hacking our political system and trying to influence the outcome as it seems to be: that is serious, serious stuff.

    “So last week, here, four senators put out a letter saying we ought to investigate. Today the four of us—Graham, McCain, Republicans, Jack reed and I, Democrats are calling for the next step: special senate investigative committee on government hacking of our elections and other areas. A special select committee that will focus on other foreign governments: Russia, but also China and Iran, and their hacking our political system as well as our economic infrastructure and social system.

    “Now, leader McConnell has said let the intelligence committee do this alone. That is not good enough for three reasons.

    https://www.schumer.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/schumer-remarks-calling-for-senate-select-committee-to-investigate-russian-interference-in-2016-elections

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  15. JonB3 says:

    … and now Sessions is apparently lecturing us on the importance of “separation of powers” … This guy is Gross !

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  16. golfmann says:

    All I can say is they had better NOT be playing us…
    It will not turn out well for them.

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  17. TwoLaine says:

    Is it possible he made a deal to roll and that is why he got lenient sentence?

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  18. Cooper45 says:

    I confess the headline and the 1st few sentences of the article were enough to start my fingers typing. But after finally reading sundance’s extensive outline of events, I am very impressed once again.

    During Trump’s interview with Stahl, she resurrected the Russian Collusion sham and the unrelated serious indictments of Manafort, Cohen Flynn etc. but there wasn’t a peep about the Deep State Coup attempt or any subsequent indictments. Illegal actions against Trump and his Admin are rarely worthy of a MSM mention but the wildest of Dem allegations against Trump are covered endlessly for maximum propaganda effect on voters.

    Cohen and Manafort are looking at serious time in prison and Flynn is still awaiting the penalty phase of his indictment, after almost 2 years, for allegedly lying about something that was not illegal but Wolfe is seemingly given a judicial pat on the back and maybe even an attaboy by “Resistance” DOJ prosecutors for allegedly releasing streams of highly classified documents.

    The USA is in serious need of balance in many of its institutions and I hope a red Tsunami in a few weeks and then some selective firings in the DOJ etc will finally make that possible.

    As long as there are journalists like sundance digging for the truth, there is always great hope.

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  19. Concerned says:

    We can pin corruption on the DOJ and the FBI until the cows come home and nothing will change.

    It just continues to enforce the need to put a lock on the front doors of these organizations along with a sign stating “closed for lack of integrity”.

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  20. stats_guy says:

    There are many good comments on this thread. What President Trump did at first was to reveal the rot in the RINO party. And, that many of the ‘intellectuals’ (Kristol, Boot, many in the GWB administration and tons of consultants) were in fact Democrats. Perhaps ‘conservative’ Democrats…but still liberal. It is where the money is.

    We go now to the next stage. Realizing the profound level of shear power and control that the central government desires. In the 60 minutes interview Stahl asked PT what was surprising.

    His response spoke volumes. The swamp/shadow government does not want to deal. PT said it was like making a deal with that table there. Now his whole life has been making deals. But in that process you have to have someone on the other side who wants to deal. Whether its the unions, the pols that want a big building, or the Mob who just wants money, there is someone across the table,

    Not in the swamp. And he’s talking here not only about the Leftists….he’s talking here about the entirety of the DC apparatus. The deep swamp is used to calling the shots…and they feel they’ll out last PT so no deal Don…oh and by the way, we’ll try to destroy you and your family.

    I follow Darren Beattie on twitter, and he pointed to this article.

    https://palladiummag.com/2018/10/11/the-lesson-that-america-did-not-learn-from-vietnam/

    Very long..about an alternative view of US foreign policy since the 50s. I won’t try to summarize, but the forces that have plunged this country into wars have deep and flawed roots. Very interesting

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    • stats_guy says:

      shear = sheer

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “the forces that have plunged this country into wars have deep and flawed roots.”

      Which could have been avoided, if we heeded one of the founder’s admonitions to “avoid foreign entanglements”.

      Investor and author James Dale Davidson has long said in regards to wars to “follow the money”. Who is profiting?

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    • Julian says:

      “His response spoke volumes. The swamp/shadow government does not want to deal.”

      Well duh. Blindingly obvious to anyone who has observed the Swamp.

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  21. alliwantissometruth says:

    Could it be Trump is trying to slow down the “investigations” or allowing them to go slow because he feels he’ll need more allies in Congress & the Senate in order to truly break the back of this disgusting criminal cabal?

    Waiting for the midterms in hope they produce the results he needs?

    With the democrats still holding enough power due to their Never-Trump RINO partners, the deep state can still place strategic roadblocks to thwart & hinder any serious exposure of their crimes

    I’m just thinking out loud here

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  22. zephyrbreeze says:

    Contrast that with – 18 months is Federal Prison for building ponds on your own land. Where’s the real justice? So apparently, crime isn’t about what, but who, and whom.

    “MISSOULA – Joseph David Robertson, 77, was sentenced today to eighteen months in prison and three years’ supervised release for unauthorized discharge of pollutants into waters of the United States and injury or depredation of United States property. Robertson must also pay $129,933.50 in restitution. U.S. District Court Judge Donald W. Molloy issued the sentence and ordered that Robertson be detained immediately. Robertson was convicted in April following a four day federal trial.

    “Robertson was indicted by a grand jury in May of 2015 as a result of illegal ponds he built on two parcels of land near Basin, Montana, one on Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest land and the other on adjacent private property. Robertson has continually asserted that he owns the property where ponds were built, but he does not. The ponds resulted in the discharge of dredged and fill material into a tributary stream and adjacent wetlands and caused widespread damage to both properties.”

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-mt/pr/basin-man-sentenced-18-months-clean-water-act-violations-and-destruction-us-property

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  23. marko says:

    I’m holding Trump responsible indirectly. This is the second big case that has been swept under the corrupt DOJ’s carpet. The first case was the Awan coverup. Now we have this. Trump can’t be involved in everything..but why isn’t his chief of staff involved? Why isn’t Sessions called in and asked what the hell is going on?

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    • Concerned says:

      I could put copy after copy of FOIA documents showing that the CIA has a history of controlling information coming out of the MSM.

      And we know that CIA has been directly involved in an effort to overthrow President Trump and/or to derail his campaign.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “the CIA has a history of controlling information coming out of the MSM.”

        Lobby the congresscritters to cut their illegitimate funding. The constitution does not allow for “black [unknown] budgets”.

        Former CIA Officer Exposes the Deep State/Shadow Government

        “The Shadow Government is a system that manipulates Washington, DC behind the scenes, that operates beyond the control of Congress, that even dictates the actions of the president and affects the daily lives of every American. It is real and has been growing in complexity for over sixty years. While the American people work long hours just to survive and make ends meet, the Shadow Government spends billions of dollars on secret operations, overthrowing governments and engages in covert wars that kill thousands – all without any vote or say by the American people; the people that pay the taxes the Shadow Government uses to fund these operations.

        While their Congressmen and Senators promise they will make their lives better and improve their difficult standard of living, these same Congressmen vote for billions of dollars in military and covert action programs, taking contributions from the lobbyists of connected Shadow Government military industrial corporations. The people starve while the kings shower themselves with gold.”

        https://www.fortheloveoffreedom.net/

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    • RobInPA says:

      Third case being swept under the carpet, if you were to include the IRS scandal.

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    • oldschool says:

      What really happened in Vegas? Charlottesville? We need a bigger carpet.

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  24. Dutchman says:

    When someone is busted, for hiring a ‘hit man’ to murder someone, they give a plea bargain, to the ACTUAL murderer, in order to get them to testify, against the one who hited them.

    Wolf, and even page, strozk, mccabe, these are ALL ‘small fry’; even Lynch and Clapper. The big kahuna is O, and H. THEY are the ones to focus on, and so far, they are losing influence, and legacy and credibility, 3 things THEY consider very important.
    They are ‘twisting in the wind’, and wouldnt surprise me at,all if they are both on anti-depressents.
    NOT a bad start, and even a ‘fitting’ punishment to take away, gradually but steadily, those things THEY most value.

    And, nothing says thats ALL they lose, their freedom and lives are STILL,…available for taking, as in prison or gallows.

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  25. Concerned says:

    Here is reality, if the people at the DOJ and FBI were worth anything. We would not have to be writing about what they have not done, but instead writing about what they have done to enforce our laws.

    What chafes my back side most is that our government is using my tax dollars to pay for DOJ and FBI, to do, such a substandard and corrupt job.

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  26. Gary Lacey says:

    I see Sessions fingerprints on this. But before I jump to conclusions, I’ll wait.

    Something to think about, the Democrats are knee deep in this fiasco, so much so, it could be there undoing. Now who would want to save the Democrats and why? For the sake of the two party system, the Republicans. Remember what was done to the Tea Party?

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  27. For Eyes says:

    Lots of venting. I’ll add my own vent.

    This is the price of patience. First it’s wait for the IG report. Then its Kavanaugh. Then its midterms. It is the Stealth Jeff and “Trump’s got this.”

    And lately, its the “Leverage” theory, where Trump is in control because of leverage.

    Every day Sessions and Rosenstein and Wray remain in their seats, more damage is being done.

    Today’s timing is perfect for the Swamp. They know full well Trump will take no action now before midterms, and in a month this will be forgotten. If there is more junk like this to be done, brace yourself to see it within the next month.

    Waiting has been, and will be, expensive.

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    • oldschool says:

      When you have 4 years, spending 2 of them excercising patience is not a winning strategy. We are now dealing with the fruits of patience. Patience, in many cases, is just doing nothing. Time is our enemy.

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  28. Arrest Soros says:

    Words matter and they have specific meanings in context.
    From the above document….

    “On or about March 17 2017, WOLFE EXCHANGED 82 text messages”

    The key word there is EXCHANGED. The document doesn’t say Wolfe SENT 82 text messages, it says he EXCHANGED 82 text messages.
    I take that to mean that Wolfe sent text messages somewhat below the number 82, and Ali responded with a number of replies, the two totaling 82.

    So I believe there is a chance, however remote, that Wolfe may have withheld the Secret and or Top Secret portions of the document. That’s why he was adamant that he did not reveal secrets.

    I’m still 1000% behind the best president, the best World leader in my lifetime.
    Give the bloke a chance, he is fighting against decades of entrenched corruption and insider dealings.
    Rome wasn’t built in a day.

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  29. KnowSERENoFear says:

    As a Treeper mentioned last week: the only problem with the Mueller investigation is the boss. Get rid of Mueller, replace with a Patriot (DiGenova?), and continue the investigation of foreign collusion…which would illuminate Clinton, Podesta, FBI, DOJ, Fusion GPS, DNC, MI6, Aussie intel, etc.

    Pretty simple…the mob wanted a SC…we’d be delighted to keep it up and running! 😉

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  30. solomonpal says:

    The emotion-meter is between bicker and despair

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    • NOW, EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT IT IS LIKE FOR THE MILITARY…to go to stand-by on a critical mission or better yet, hear a take-down command to rescue 4 Americans and a US Ambassador and told to stand-down. And you hear the despair in their voices when they hear this. This is where, I don’t know how many times PDJT has said, “I will NEVER let you down, I will not LIE to you and I will ALWAYS tell you the truth.”…spare me the crying, put your damn pants on and shoulder on. The meaning of CANNOT OR CAN’T SHOULD NOT BE IN ANYONE’S VOCABULARY BY NOW!!!

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  31. bulwarker says:

    We elected Trump to drain the swamp. His economic policies, his immigration policies, his foreign policies – all of if can easily be undone by the next Democrat president. What cannot be undone is exposing the bureaucratic corruption and the deep state. THAT is what we want Trump to do; root out the corruption that has been festering for most of our lives.

    As someone else here said: cold anger eventually turns to exhaustion. Patience has worn thin……

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      IMO Jim Wolfe was not a big enough hill for MAGA to die on, the unredacted authorizing FISA can be gotten/and or released through other channels (and possibly was already captured by the NSA when Wolfe sent it to Watkins). Yes he is a criminal, yes he should be sent up the river, but the important part is to use the threat of the unredacted FISA against other corrupt portions of the Swamp. Wolfe’s career is ruined, he may even lose his precious pension over the count of lying. I trust Trump’s knowledge o the situation and improvisational abilities. Winning the Mid-Terms is more important, now that the GOPe seems to be aware that the Democrats consider them to be no different than Trump supporters, that is, an enemy to be subdued by all means necessary, fair or foul.

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    • oldschool says:

      Good perspective on actions that can/cannot be undone. Never looked at it that way, very true bul.

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  32. Brant says:

    Reminder to the fretful. He has given us one helluva Supreme Court and chances are, it will only get better. Regarding this issue. I wonder if there was a deal. Regardless of election results, he is doing wholesale firing right after. Sessions and Rosie and others as needed. Deal was Senate approves whoever he nominates. Deal being if somehow RINOs snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, like they always do, they will approve during lame duck session.

    I dunno. But no matter what, November 7 will determine very much about the future of this country. I always go back to that he won’t jeopardize his family.

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  33. lettruthspeak says:

    Like I said in my last post, all stagecraft. All a dog and pony show to keep us distracted, frustrated, angry, frightened, blah, blah, blah. Quit wasting your time on this illegal crap Sundance. They all have crap on each other, they all belong to the same club, and like George Carlin told us, it’s a big club and you ain’t in it. Liars, thieves, cowards and worthless ticks on a butt. That’s your government.

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  34. mashall says:

    Good Riddance Paul Ryan!

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  35. ltravisjr says:

    Seems liked the deep state is too big to fail. These are all Trump’s people who he can do with as he deems. I think the prevailing wisdom is that if he forces the issue the opponents will use that as a reason to impeach under the pretense of obstruction.

    Apparently he feels it’s better to wait until midterms to mitigate those consequences, but he may well wait until after the next general, so as not to endanger reelection chances. However, if he is the patriot we know him to be, I wonder if there might come a time when he simply might just have to fall on the grenade for the nation.

    What is hard to bear thinking is the idea of him having finished his term(s) and us having to look at a return of a status quo president with the same deep state structure behind him. After what we have gotten a taste of with MAGA, what a dismal experience that would be.

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  36. jeans2nd says:

    Has anyone here actually read the above linked DOJ release? https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-us-senate-employee-pleads-guilty-false-statements-charge

    Sure does not seem like it.

    Read the last line – “with assistance from the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.”

    Read it again, slowly and carefully.
    COUNTERINTELLIGENCE
    NATIONAL SECURITY DIVISION (NSD)
    If those two departments do not mean anything to you by now, you’d best go back up top and re-read every link in this post.

    Of course this is corruption and coverup. CI and NSD should be all you need to hear in order to see the corruption here. Why would we expect anything else from these two DOJ departments?

    Just another day at the office for DOJ CI and NSD. Might even wager AG Jeff has no knowledge of this. AG Jeff is too busy running around the country and now the world with his egocentrenic “Improve DOJ/FBI Morale” tour.

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  37. nerveman says:

    Infighting? Hmm it happens. Deals offered deals made. Welcome to history. I have posted before “What would you be willing to let go of?” to see MAGA succeed? Everything is Mueller and Mueller is everything. Big money doesn’t go to jail and big politics don’t get prosecuted. Deals get made.

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  38. Newhere says:

    Lest anyone be tempted to think this pathetic plea just MUST be a trade for bigger fish … remember another quiet, one-count plea agreement to cover up and sweep away a sprawling scandal. That one implicating Obama/Clinton in the small matter of selling out to Russia on nuclear security, under the noses of both Mueller and Comey, executed by our friends Rosenstein (US attorney) and McCabe (ADIC of DC field office). Funny that. Years-long undercover investigation tracking bribery and conspiracy leads to …. a one-count plea by one Russian official.

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/russian-nuclear-energy-official-pleads-guilty-money-laundering-conspiracy-involving

    Can they do this in front of our noses? That’s what they do. That’s it’s closer to the surface and more conspicuous in the Trump era obviously isn’t preferable . . . but they aren’t afraid of it, either.

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  39. Curt says:

    I can only speak for myself here. I am tired of excuses. These people are f..king traitors. They need to be prosecuted and jailed if found guilty.

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  40. Joshua2415 says:

    This just smells to me like a deal has been made. If I were a gambling man, I’d bet that agreeing to limit the exposure of the senate intelligence committee members was the price Trump agreed to pay to the Swamp in exchange for ending the Mueller probe and absolving General Mike Flynn. There is a reason that he has not been sentenced yet. My bet is that they were waiting for this deal to close. Hopefully Trump negotiated getting public absolution from Mueller before the mid-terms.

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  41. Kris says:

    Let me run this up the flag pole.
    If Wolfe is not punished for leaking classified FISA documents, violating national security,then Trump has free reign to declassify said documents without violating national security.Full stop.

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  42. apfelcobbler says:

    It’s a “check”. But we don’t know if this is a “check mate”. Not by a long shot. If ANY of this were easy, it would already be accomplished! Trump did the easy stuff in order to deliver immediate relief to American workers and small business owners. Although a strong economy doesn’t guarantee voters get to the poll for midterms, a bad economy would definately send economically hurt workers to the polls to vote against Trump in the midterms! So in a sense, Trump is still building his base and will keep it up till we are safe in 2020. 2020 plus one day is target Nuke Swamp, pedal to the metal. Any institutional change/dissolution before then is pure gravy.

    We have a mob rattling the cages, a media that is 98% deceitful, a deep state hell-bent on sabotage, bureaucrats playing games at the border, and a Fed diddling with the interest rate — so basically we are under seige from all sides. But with every day that passes, the Swamp and media expose themselves (and inflict permanent damage to themselves) in the process of lashing out (in protection of themselves). They aren’t winning if they are damaging themselves in their own defense and losing ground on their cherished progressive agendas! They are losing ground in the eyes of independants. Now look at what’s going on with us: Trump has got another SC justice and delivered a smackdown to MeToo. Their world view is a deflating balloon that Trump has punctured! Trump taught the GOP how to stay the course and win, and he’s purifying the party in the process! Never Trumpers finally have no claim to home in Trump’s GOP! Every speech, he delivers clearer truth and frank characterizations of what’s going on!

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  43. Margaret Berger says:

    President Trump was not my first choice. He wasn’t my second choice. He wasn’t my third choice. He won the nomination and became my candidate. When he put out the list with the judges on it that became my hope for the future. I can’t tell you how many times I said to reluctant republicans “Suprem Court”.

    President Trump made me nervous. At times I wanted him to stop tweeting. I had no idea of how deep and disgusting the swamp was. He taught me. I learned that when he tweeted something outrageous like he was “wire taped” at Trump Tower, I better pay attention because he knew what he was talking about.

    We are winning. We are winning. Do we want more? Yes and I think we will get more. Not as fast as we want it but I think we will. In the meantime bask in President Trump’s remarkable accomplishments.

    Here is something I know. President Trump will never back down. If he doesn’t get the house in November he will still continue to fight. Let us give him the house so that the fight takes less of a toll on him.

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    • Newhere says:

      So often in these threads, politics (e.g., supreme court and midterms) are conflated with higher principles — protection of the Constitution and restoration of fair and equal justice.

      Trump *was* my (de facto) second choice — but my first was Bernie. I’m now all in for MAGA. But if MAGA trades or compromises higher principles for political wins, it’s done. It’s just more of the same. The movement loses it’s astonishing achievement — convincing the most unlikely sorts to come on board, because this time, yes, it’s different.

      I certainly don’t begrudge anyone cheering for the supreme court or the midterms. But I’d urge a laser focus on the fact that the swamp draining — cleaning up corruption in our institutions — is about holding criminals accountable and showing the world, we don’t do this any more. We don’t stand for it. We don’t play games. We don’t bend the timing around elections, or important votes, and we don’t orchestrate developments for political leverage. We apply the law and prosecute crimes, even the “gentlemen’s crimes” that have been common currency in the vaunted hallways and fancy cocktail parties of elite business and government. We don’t tolerate corruption. Period.

      Electing or appointing politically agreeable people may seem part n’ parcel, but it’s really not. Stopping and prosecuting the soft coup is a duty. It is THE duty of those in positions to protect our Constitution and our nation. If MAGA is going to be satisfied with a SCOTUS pick and a midterm win — willing to let the soft coup slide if it gets these “wins” — it’s a smaller movement than it now seems. It loses what makes it special.

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      • WSB says:

        Timing is everything, newhere. The fat lady has not sung yet.

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        • Newhere says:

          Puhhleaseeeee let it be so WSB!!!

          (It worries me though to see what seems like so much reconciling “well, if we get the midterms…….” I’m voting republican for the first time in my life — so I can’t say I’m not drinking from the same punch bowl. It just seems important that we all remain constantly aware of just how WRONG it is having to gulp down this awful punch — a political promise to restore the Constitutional order AFTER the next election. I’m hoping the pattern holds — promises made, promises kept.)

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          • WSB says:

            Well, I confused a democrat stronghold the other day by pointing out the entire Ford Scam, and he admitted that PT was doing some good work for the economy. So at the very least he may not go out and vote for any Democrats. Said he was staying home.

            That’s one down.

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  44. dawg says:

    I believe that the day POTUS Trump took office, Team Trump immediately began to focus on the 2018 Midterm Elections. I think that has to be the primary objective of any first term President. But they knew that keeping control of Congress was going to be especially hard considering Trump had just won the biggest upset in the history of American politics.

    How do you “win” the midterms? You fulfill your campaign promises. If you need a good refresher on how President Trump did in that regard, watch “Trump at War”. It’s excellent and it helps when you hear some bad news like this Wolfe plea. Go to: https://trumpatwar.com

    Only after a successful midterm election can any of these past crimes by the previous administration be effectively prosecuted. Any battles won on that front in these first two years would be undone with a loss of control in the legislative branch, so its best to focus on the war.

    Now is not the time to get weak. I believe that if the Rs keep the House and Senate, it will ensure POTUS’ reelection in 2020. If that happens, the sky is the limit for what this country can achieve and become.

    In a nutshell:

    Fulfilling Campaign Promises leads to Winning the Midterms which leads to 8 years of MAGA

    Keep America Great 2018

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  45. Sidney Powell says:

    This is outrageous. We must vote RED and give the President the troops he needs to do what needs to be done. Until Mueller is shut down or we create a red tsunami, his hands are tied. We need to clean out the upper echelon of DOJ, and a lot of other people also. We need the documents disclosed to see who all needs to go. One of them is the US Attorney for DC.

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  46. Julian says:

    Just one question.

    You seem disappointed, but ask yourself one thing. If Hilary Clinton was elected President would there be any of this Swamp Draining going on at all?

    Of course not!

    Its only because of Trump being President and in control of key appointments to DOJ & FBI that this scumbag is facing justice!

    Trust Trump!!

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  47. mtk says:

    He was indicted earlier this year on three counts of making false statements to the FBI who questioned him about his contacts with reporters. By pleading guilty, the number of charges was knocked down to just one count.

    Legally could it not be argued… that by pleading guilty to making a false statement validates a basis of the unleveled (unfiled) charge, leaking classified material. The investigation by the FBI is that Mr Wolfe made false statements when being questioned about what EXACTLY?
    How much time he spends making cookies?

    That is my point, he lied about his media contacts, specifically his communications to four indivuals in the media, of which Ali Walkins was one.

    So, yes a whitewash is taking place, when the scope of investigation likely knows, “What exactly was leaked. And, Mr. Wolfe should be charged with leaking classified documents should have been main the main charge.”

    COULD IT LEGALLY NOW BE ARGUED, the reason why he was not charged with leaking classified documents was because there was nothing in the documents warrenting a classified destination, hence he he did not leak classified documents.
    Yes, I know the documents are considered classified, but that is not the point. My arguement is there is nothing about the documents that warrent this classification. Essentially, if he was not charged with leaking classified documents, then by extrapolation the reason must be the documents contain no classified information. Thereby, there is now no legal basis not to reveal the contents of documents for all to see, BEFORE THE MIDTERMS.

    The swamp, is no position to argue having it both ways. Either, he leaked classified documents, or he he did not. In order for the documents to be classified but not charged in leaking classified must mean that the documents have no intelligence basis to the classification. Inaddition, the evidence outside the actions of Mr. Wolfe points to an established fact, the documents in question are in fact a matter of being in the public possession. I for one would love to see the how the NYTimes and WaPo will have to stand the legal system on its head defending this legal argument before a court.

    Judical Watch… you are folks paying attention.

    It is an outline to release the most incriminating discovery of corruption to the American public that is being hamstrung by DOJ traditions not to release or make discovery ststements within the 60 day window of an election.

    This ruling and guilty plea just OPENED THAT WINDOW. Please, Judicial Watch, poke your heads through it. At, worst, the outcome of the courts will show the absolute contempt the Government has for transparency. Akin to a Kavanaugh’ing hiprocarcy for all to see, and ar best, lead to a full disclosure of what the DOJ is hiding.

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    • mtk says:

      Judicial Watch… this post is an outline to turn the tables on the strategy of the DOJ to walk the clock down on the midterms. Their strategy has been been for months now to hamstring the adminstration and to position any attempt to reveal the dirt behind the FISC abuse into charges of obstruction and/or abuse of due process.

      Call the bluff.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        Why don’t you email Judicial Watch?

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        • mtk says:

          I have.

          Your free to also clip and paste my constructive observation to them also. Please by all means refine my talking points to your hearts desire.
          My posting is made in my belief that CTH attracts more just conservative SJW and infidels(hehe)
          But, juiced in legal minds who can run with it better than the likes of me.

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          • WSB says:

            I also just sent the thread. I loke the way you think!

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            • mtk says:

              Thank You.

              And, yes… the same back to you. I do searches on WSB on a daily basis amongst others.

              In another life, I may have been a lawyer. But, the Buddhist in me tells me why step backwards in my enlightenment journey.

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          • mtk says:

            Now, if I could just get the emails of the likes of Hannity, Rush, Levin, and etc that circumvents the circular public email trash bins maintained by their PR operations.
            Again, someone here at CTH might have these direct lines of communitications.

            I for one am not wanting any 15 minutes of fame.
            There is no ego desire on my part, so any and all can run with what I been saying tonight. Consider these posts made here within the realm of fair use.

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  48. Republicanvet91 says:

    Does anyone else get the sense this was a rushed deal before the mid terms?

    What would have become of Wolfe after the mid terms with possibly a new AG at DOJ? And any of the people he may have ratted out?

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  49. Petrel says:

    Since his election, President Trump has worked 18 hours per day, 7 days per week, fulfilling every promise within his power, despite open resistance from the Democrats and covert resistance from far-too-many Rinos.

    With the exception of Mulvaney at OMB, Mnuchin at Treasury and Ross at Commerce President Trump has little command of and support from his own administration. Yet despite this, he has reset international trade in our favor with Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Japan and the EU, cut taxes dramatically and returned Trillions of off-shore dollars, which are now funding a dramatic economic and employment resurgence.

    It should be clear that duplicitous staffer, James Wolfe has at least 8 heavy-weight protectors in the Senate, four of them Republicans, and President Trump cannot afford to lose / alienate even 1 Senate Rino. So he must accept the limitations of his situation — and so should we.

    A brilliant Chinese General — millennia ago — wrote that it pays to avoid battle until such time as the physical and institutional terrain are favorable for victory. Clearly, President Trump must maneuver with great caution prior to the Mid-term Election, with the objective to emplace more MAGA Congressmen and Senators. A successful MAGA election would increase President Trump’s options enormously.

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  50. logger says:

    Larry Schweikart always says: You can have Trump’s agenda OR you can have Cankles in jail, but you can’t have both.

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