The Media are Just as Complicit in DOJ, FBI, Corruption and FISA Abuse…

We shared a discussion thread several months ago about how the media are enmeshed within the story of the DOJ and FBI corruption. The media engagements with the parties swirling around the FBI, DOJ and Clinton-Steele Dossier are so pervasive they cannot reasonably report on any aspect of the story without exposing their own duplicity.

As more and more information surfaces about corrupt DOJ and FBI activity, it’s worth remembering the media’s complicit role.  Here’s an updated review for context:

Michael Isikoff highlighted that level of how enmeshed media is with the story in February when he admitted his reporting was being used by the DOJ and FBI to advance the political objectives of the intelligence community. Additionally, FBI investigator Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page were shown in their text messages to be leaking stories from the Clinton Investigation, the Trump investigation and the Mueller investigation to journalists at Politico, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. –SEE HERE

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was busted by the Inspector General leaking stories to the media and then lying about it to INSD and IG investigators. FBI Director James Comey admitted to leaking stories to the New York Times, and even hired his friend Andrew Richman (off-the-books), gave him access to FBI and NSA databases, and then leaked information to Richman along with another friend Benjamin Wittes at Lawfare blog.

Lest we forget, the IG report on how the FBI handled the Clinton investigation revealed that dozens of FBI officials were actually taking bribes from the media for information:

IG REPORT – We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters. Attached to this report as Attachments E and F are two link charts that reflect the volume of communications that we identified between FBI employees and media representatives in April/May and October 2016. We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review.

 

[…] We do not believe the problem is with the FBI’s policy, which we found to be clear and unambiguous. Rather, we concluded that these leaks highlight the need to change what appears to be a cultural attitude among many in the organization. (link to pdf – page Xii of executive summary)

Madness.

This is an IG fact-based criticism of the institution of the FBI, not simply a few rogue officials within it.

But wait…. Perspective:

Later it was revealed that Andrew Weissman, Robert Mueller’s #1 special counsel prosecutor, was coordinating investigative efforts with the full support of four AP reporters who were giving Weissman tips.  That’s information from journalists to use in his court filings and submitted search warrants.  Make sure you grasp this: The AP journalists were feeding information to their ideological allies within the special counsel.

Nuts; simply, well, nuts.

And then there’s Devlin Barrett, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok:

(Source Link – pdf Page #5)

Additionally, Christopher Steele has stated in U.K. court records the person in charge of the Clinton Campaign’s opposition research firm, Glenn Simpson from Fusion GPS, arranged and coordinated for Mr. Steele to talk to several journalists (CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo News and Mother Jones) while Mr. Steele was also the primary source of information for the FBI investigators (including Strzok and Page):

(Source – page #8)

Make sure you read that full response from Christopher Steele above to see the scope of the media engagements he was conducting.

As more evidence surfaces the relationship between journalists, Fusion-GPS, Chris Steele and the media’s DOJ/FBI sources begins blending together. The FBI was using media reports, which were based on Fusion-GPS pitches, to bolster its investigative documents to the FISA court. It is an intelligence laundry operation:

According to the U.K records, Christopher Steele reports this September 2016 meeting with Isikoff was arranged by Glenn Simpson. According to Michael Isikoff on his February podcast, he met Christopher Steele at a Washington, D.C. hotel in Sept. 2016. They were joined by his “old friend” Glenn Simpson, the founder of opposition research firm Fusion GPS, who Isikoff now defines as a “private investigator.”

So Christopher Steele was meeting with journalists, the journalists were writing articles; the FBI was leaking to media and simultaneously citing those same articles as underlying evidence to support their counterintelligence investigations; and all of this was used to validate the investigative documents the FBI was receiving from Christopher Steele; who, along with the leaking FBI officials, was also the source of the media articles.

FUBAR! This is exponentially bonkers.

This is a circle of information, all coming from Glenn Simpson at Fusion GPS, who was the opposition research firm being financed by Hillary Clinton, along with FBI officials who were using their own strategic leaks to validate their own investigation.

Think about the scale of the reporting, and reporting on reporting, of anonymous leaks, false leaks, lies from “people with knowledge of the matter”, “government officials involved in the matter”, “people familiar with the matter”, “government sources” etc. all going in one unified and semi-coordinated direction – against the aggregate Trump administration.

Now, it actually gets even more convoluted.

Christopher Steele has sworn under oath that he met with multiple journalists (at least eight organizations) in September, mid-October, and late-October 2016: “at Fusion’s instruction“. (pdf page #7)

Overlay upon that sworn admission with what Glenn Simpson (Fusion-GPS) told the House Intelligence Committee while also under oath about his involvement in sharing information derived from Christopher Steele:

(Testimony – pdf link, page #147)

…”without my knowledge and against my wishes”?

Huh?

FBI Director James Comey admits to leaking his ‘memos’ to the New York Times. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was busted for leaking and lying about it. FBI #2 Counterintelligence Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page are caught in their text messages leaking to Politico, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

…. AND the FBI is caught, in at least one FISA application, using Yahoo media reports provided by them AND their investigative source Christopher Steele to establish a basis for FISA “Title I” surveillance; the most intrusive and wide-open search and surveillance authority possible.

The Clinton Campaign is paying Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research against Donald Trump. In addition to Glenn Simpson pushing that opposition research into the media, Fusion GPS is also providing that opposition research –including information from contacts with media– directly to the FBI:

(pdf link – page #4)

… In addition to using the Fusion-GPS opposition research to underpin their counterintelligence investigation, the FBI then turn around and leak the same opposition research information to the media to create secondary support for their counterintelligence investigation.

Tell me again how the media can possibly write about this now?

The problem is not just corruption with the U.S. Justice System, the DOJ and the FBI; the problem is corruption within the media.

We’re talking about thousands of hours of media TV pundits, thousands more columns written, and almost every scintilla of it based on originating intelligence sources -from the larger intelligence system- that are now being exposed as duplicitous and conspiratorial in the scale of their malicious intent.

This larger story-line has traveled in one direction. The narrative has only traveled in one direction. Each thread converging on codependent trails for collective stories all going in one direction. One big engineered narrative endlessly pushed. Think about how far the collective media have traveled with this story over the past eighteen months?

Hell, twenty-something-year-old “journalists” were so committed to the resistance narrative they were even sleeping with their sources to get any little engineering angle possible.

Now, over a period of several months, it has become increasingly obvious the collective journey, using all that expended effort, was going in the wrong direction.

The media have fully invested themselves in eighteen months of narrative distribution in only one direction. Not a single MSM entity has questioned their travel as a result of false leaks or false sources in the totality of time they have covered the DOJ and FBI story.

Nothing within their collective need to will-an-outcome will change the media’s proximity to facts when the truthful story behind the DOJ and FBI corruption is finally exposed. The media are so far away from the place where this story ends, they have no inherent capability to even begin to travel in the opposite direction, toward the truth.

The only way they could align with the truth is to admit that virtually every scintilla of their reportage over the past 18 months was inherently false or manipulated by the “sources” distributing the material for their reporting.

There’s not a single media outlet capable of doing that.

Think about a New York Times, CNN, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, Yahoo News or Washington Post journalist now having to write an article deconstructing a foundation of two-years worth of lies they participated in creating.

Do we really think such a catastrophic level of corrupted journalism could reconstitute into genuine reporting of fact-based information?

EVER?

Impossible.

 

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231 Responses to The Media are Just as Complicit in DOJ, FBI, Corruption and FISA Abuse…

  1. Joe says:

    They weren’t duped.

    They were IN on it.

    Liked by 22 people

    • mikebrezzze says:

      All of this corruption and manipulation proves that the only way for the democrats to win is to cheat with dirty tricks, pure evil!

      Liked by 11 people

      • NYSE says:

        Look we they did to us in Maine- the guy with the most votes lost the election! And no one is questioning the vote count! I know this is off subject, but the enemy has found a way to negate the will of the people in every fashion possible. It’s insane.

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      • Martin says:

        And, Democrats think that cheating their way back into a House majority is the same as winning one, so long as their fake mandate is propped up by fake news, fake investigations, fake values, fake patriotism, and a very real violent hatred for anyone who opposes them.

        Doubly frustrating is the very obvious complicity of the Sea Island confab GOPe whose retirement/surrender wave appears to be their Plan B, since their Insurance Policy has been exposed and failed to do anything meaningful. PDJT has redefined accomplishment in less than two years, despite all they could do.

        He has, to their consternation, lit a zippo under their mendacity– which I cannot stop believing is a prelude to dire consequences for more than simple bias, and they bloody well know it. The entirety of the DS PR model has been constructed over decades, enabled by every prior administration, and cutting off the media money train won’t be easy. Stop consuming their festering product!

        It’ll take a few very public prosecutions with Graybar Hotel vacations to even begin to slow their roll, while their digital pals are broken up into tiny and very bitter chunks with anti-trust action before any significant progress can be made. We’ll all need a good supply of earplugs. We’ve not heard wailing and gnashing yet. By any means.

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    • Y’all Know What Time It Is says:

      Don’t tell Chris Cuomo.

      Liked by 2 people

    • WSB says:

      Operation Mockingbird on steroids.

      Liked by 3 people

    • They just KNEW it was true…. Liberals need to disregard what they “KNOW” is true… and go learn ACTUAL TRUTH.

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      • NUTHA-VYOO says:

        Unfortunately?

        NEVER……………..happen.

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      • notfaded1 says:

        And hence why liberalism is a mental disorder. They should update the DSM by adding liberalism and Trump Derangement Syndrome as new widespread mental disorders.

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        • RICHARD CANARY says:

          notfaded1: You’re right. opiods are nowhere near as dangerous to our society as the mental degeneration of the socialist mindset. The degree, depths, and widespread portion of our population which holds to the socialististic outlook has grown too much to contain it from here on out.

          Now it is only a matter of when the civil crisis will begin and whether it will be crushed with sufficiently brutal costs to them to annialate their movemnet or if some fools try to make it a fair fight. There is no such thing as “fairness” in dealing with traitors, but deal with them we must… and soon.

          No sane person considers “fairness” in dealing with a cockroach infestation, and neither should we.

          Today’s patriots need a new banner, similar to the Tea Party movement, but this one should make it clear to the world that there are limits to the patience of righteous people who simply want to keep this blessed nation God has given us. Never has such a wonderful nation been sold out by traitors as our’s is right now being sold out by all of the Left, especially its leaders such as Obama, Soros, more than half our national elected officials and government slugs in useless jobs of socialism.

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    • They’re in on it because there’s money in it, money that is leeched off our national wealth and productivity. Behind the propaganda they have to keep our Congress bought-off and disable/corrupt our law enforcement institutions to continue the theft.

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    • Colt Lending says:

      👍

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    • Louis Genevie says:

      Sundance, It would be helpful to go beyond the biased, complicit journalists and get to the people who own and control these media companies. These are the real criminals – – people like Besos, people who set policy and allow the new wave “journalists” to operate. Let’s expose them for the criminals that they are.

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  2. Justice Warrior says:

    They have and are destroying our national security. When will it be enough to free ourselves?

    Liked by 6 people

    • RICHARD CANARY says:

      That’s a question for the ages, and I ask it almost daily. The biggest problem is that there is no certain, absolute line int eh sand that ythey have crossed or may cross that will be the trigger for their demise. Patriots need one certain trigger. I often think that it must be “pulled” by the military at the command of the President.

      But I don’t know if that is correct. At least the President has a stated Constitutional duty to protect the nation from enemies within and without. And there is no denying that there are many thousands of enemies among our citizens who would gladly kill and/or die in order to subvert this nation.

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  3. J Gottfred says:

    “Nothing within their collective need to will-an-outcome will change the media’s proximity to facts when the truthful story behind the DOJ and FBI corruption is finally exposed. The media are so far away from the place where this story ends, they have no inherent capability to even begin to travel in the opposite direction, toward the truth.”

    Sundance, a cogent challenge to the legitimacy of the MSM and their participation in the framing of Trump and his supporters/team.

    For over a year I cannot watch or tolerate the MSM media’s mindless dribble….

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  4. dman1971 says:

    Hang them all for sedition and treason and be done with it.

    Liked by 8 people

    • chooseamerica says:

      Hang them high and hang them fast. A lot of us are ready for justice to be served so we can get on the other side of this organized crime syndicate operating worldwide.

      Liked by 5 people

  5. I wish everybody would cancel cable and newspapers to make a point how sick and tired we are of a corrupt and complicit media. Stop enabling them with your money.

    Liked by 11 people

  6. Bethany Beach says:

    It appears that the gang that “did the dirt” is slipping quietly out the back door while Herr Mueller continues to lust for dust on POTUS.
    Hardly seems fair. Hardly seems preventable. A normal man would walk away from car wreck of an “investigation”, but he’s still pursuing clues, what not, and other inexplicably small tid-bits to amuse and confuse the gullible masses. And to spit in the faces of Americans who clearly know the game and reluctantly follow the farce.

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  7. Peter says:

    Yet people still vote for the party of corruption, we lose the house and the party of corruption expands the house margin by vote harvesting! The media is 95% muh-fake! Per Charlton Heston, “Its a madhouse”!

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  8. John says:

    They have been doing this forever. The technology now exists to more easily follow the breadcrumbs back to the source.

    And once you figure out how they play the game it’s a hell of a lot easier to see it the second time around.

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    • WSB says:

      In that there is hope.

      For example, we never knew that Walter Cronkite was a CIA operative, but we now are figuring out that Dickerson asked VP-elect Pence a curious question about Russian collusion.

      Dickerson, an operative much?

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      True. Here is an interesting bit of trivia. Upton Sinclair was a Communist. With his journalism and novels, he wanted to paint capitalist industries as inherently bad, and so help move us all to being aware of our oppression, and so being ready for the bloody revolution, after which we would all willingly and easily agree to all be both owners of the means of production and the laborers, and we would all share the wealth equally, and no one would evar be oppressed anywhere again.

      He wrote “The Jungle,” which used to be read in school pretty widely. Instead of making all of us “woke” to our oppression, it made us change the FDA rules, and so improved the food industry drastically.

      The Communists learned a lot from this fiasco. They learned that they can raise a fuss about problems, but there must NOT be any incremental, good solutions EVAR, lest the eventual bloody revolution be even further delayed.

      This is who you and I are arguing with when we try to talk real-world policy with a Progressive. They are trained to employ a variety of debate/rhetoric tricks to divert all discussion to no-win conclusions.

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  9. Brant says:

    But who will stop it? No one will help Trump. As I’ve said before, live in the country far far from big cities and interstates. From the city folks perspective, live in rural so “boring” they don’t want to come. Live at least 20 miles from the nearest Starbucks, but a mile or 2 from the nearest Waffle House. By numbers, the cities will go first. Will have to control them and we can watch. Too few of us for them to even care.

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    • Right to reply says:

      Yep, I live in the countryside. I like seeing the stars at night, not Starbucks!

      Liked by 8 people

      • Dutchman says:

        Me, 2. 17 miles N of town. Close enough, but not too close, and its,town, not city.
        Clean water, air and beautiful landscape paintings, outside every window.
        Lots of wildlife, and everyone carries!

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    • WSB says:

      There are more of us than there are of them. Do not fall for the same lies Sundance is exposing here.

      We have them surrounded.

      All they can do now is fall into the Sea.

      Liked by 3 people

    • paper doll says:

      Good advice. Nothing wrong with being “bored”. I like such “boredom”!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Not many have the courage to stand up to their intimidation tactics. It’s a symptom of godlessness – the flesh is weak without the courage imparted by the knowledge of salvation. Especially for the men in our society. All they have is this broken life. If it stays that way and moral courage is lost, our enemies win. That’s why they hate Christianity, probably more than anything else.

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  10. Right to reply says:

    I want to know when the journalists paid by Fusion will be outed!

    Liked by 12 people

  11. Mike says:

    Thank you Sundance for ALL THE HARD WORK.

    If only those in government, who get paid to investigate and prosecute crime against the country, worked half as hard.

    Not to mention all the “journalists.” You don’t have a cable TV show, or a radio show (at least that I know of) yet you educate those who do.

    You ARE making a difference. God bless you.

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  12. CN says:

    Unless there are prosecutions the left will portray this as fiction. Then it will die down and blow away. The continued rubbish on some sites about “preparing” the people for the big news of prosecutions is silly and insulting, and I am not encouraged by a commenter who said that the President thinks the truth is too horrible to be told. That’s ridiculous and enables more horrible behavior. We do not protect the people from info about grisly crimes, and then Hollywood makes graphic movies about them. I do not want a President who wants to protect me from bad news. Release the FISA docs and if DOJ and the UK take it in the groin, who cares. And if the MSM take a shot to the nuts, pass the champagne!

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  13. citizen817 says:

    “Nothing within their collective need to will-an-outcome will change the media’s proximity to facts when the truthful story behind the DOJ and FBI corruption is finally exposed.”

    They will never admit the lies they have spun. Unless indictments are handed down to the guilty parties (which they will have to report), it will never be discussed on air.
    This is how to keep your audience dumbed down.

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  14. CountryDoc says:

    I pray that the case is being made to convict the press to treason, sedition, libel, and any part they had in an organized attempt to prevent and reverse the election of the president of the United States. It is as criminal as any national enemy this country has ever had.

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    • MelH says:

      About Bush-just-buried, it is said the press was as virulent as they are about Trump. EVERY day was a stake in the heart of Bush. Yet, since Sunday, the Press is making him out to be the Savior of the world. This has been happening for 60 years; every Republican reviled until he is dead. We MUST do something about this. So I suggest we ALL register as Democrats. Within the party, discuss, debate, and vote. Because the Election Fraud is against Republicans. So vote as a Democrat. That’s the ONLY way your vote will be counted, when you vote for a Republican candidate.

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  15. Republicanvet91 says:

    We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization

    …rank and file? Sure.

    Liked by 7 people

  16. evergreen says:

    If the DNC published a daily marketing brochure pimping a socialist agenda and charged silly readers for it, it would be called the U.S. Media.

    Liked by 10 people

  17. CET says:

    Folks, as mentioned above, if the MAGA crowd, conservatives, Christians, and/or others that care about the moral direction of the nation, would just cancel their cable subscription this month, much of this cabal would go under before spring. I’m near 60, have never in my life had a cable subscription, and outside of the good people who frequent and write on this website, and a few other sites, I know no one anywhere near as informed.
    Everyone on here agrees, I know. Hardly anyone I see day to day thinks cutting cable makes any sense.
    Oh, you keep it for sports, how understandable. You probably keep it for the explicit movies that have destroyed any will you have to resist.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Actually there are still a lot of non-political, non-ideological, non-violent, non-sexual, decent and interesting G rated programs on cable. Outdoor shows, food shows, animal shows, religious shows, history, HGTV, automobiles, pawn shows, junk collecting shows, etc etc. It’s more than enough to entertain my wife and I when we want to just chill out and put our brains in neutral….

      Even our lower cost cable package is still bundled with all of the garbage alphabet networks and news channels but we never watch them or the news channels anymore.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Yes, but if you pay for cable, you are giving cnn $5 and change, EVERY MONTH, doesn’t MATTER, that you don’t ever watch it.

        There are other ways to get the programing you want, without feeding the beast.

        We vote, every minute, of every day, with the decisions we make of where and how we invest our time and money. Invest responsibly.

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      • CornPicker says:

        All for people with no lives

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    • Bullseye says:

      CET, I’m guessing you have an internet provider ?? They are all the same companies

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      • CET says:

        Yes, of course. But ad revenue is the life blood for these media outlets. Denying them subscribers destroys the ad rates. I’m a bit of a youtube junkie, there is good stuff there. The empire has stuck back with demonetization, but I prefer the people who aren’t after a buck in the first place. We have to demonetize the left also.

        It may well be that MSNBC, CNN and the like are already so state funded, that my approach is indeed useless, but I still save money every month. There more than 20 over air digital tv stations here, but I don’t turn on the TV either. GB might advise that over the air TV is worse than most cable. I’d just rather watch the dog sleep.

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    • Joshua says:

      I don’t go to movie theatres any more but I really do have an affinity for movies.
      It can be an artform.

      I respectfully disagree that cancelling will have any affect.

      Furthurmore, it is good recon and I like to flip channels a lot just to see the ticker or what have you. I would have liked to be a marine but I do not do well with authority and it is not a good fit.

      I want to see the delusion. It is the only reality left.
      To bend reality is an illusion. Only by taking part in it do I have a say.

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      • Joshua says:

        I should add: I personally see no health in social media. I may have made a few twitter accounts long long ago when it was new, for fun, but have never posted anything.

        Something was always wrong about it.
        And nothing has changed my mind.

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        • Joshua says:

          Oh my.

          It just occurred to me that, once again, I may be the opposite of large voices around.

          If the cut-the-cord crew patronizes social media (instead?).:::
          Then I am again quite the opposite. A pour soul with no party and no other option. This is a pattern. (Yes, important enough to point out)

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          • CET says:

            I don’t touch SS media either. I don’t know other cord cutters offline, but I know quite a few with a cable bill large enough to make a payment on a great used sports car. They are the ones that need to read this article and thread, but never will.

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        • MelH says:

          Joshua, Twitter is the ONLY place I know of to get news, straight “from the horses’ mouth” (Trump). He has used Twitter since 1996, and that makes MSM irrelevant! When the left grumbles that Trump is “not Presidential BECAUSE he Tweets”, they forget 92% of the news is lies about Trump. Truth DEPENDS on his Tweets. Get with it and see what’s on Twitter! What have you got to lose besides your stuck-up opinion?

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          • Joshua says:

            I dunno.

            I’m glad that my President has coopted their medium.

            A voice inside me says it’s not good for people.

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          • Joshua says:

            You want to ask why

            So I asked

            It dispatches conversing without consequence.

            Freedom of Speech was not meant to be free from all bounds. Then when you have a profile you are haunted. This is wrong

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  18. justlizzyp says:

    Something I’ve worried about all along is that the Left (including the media) have painted themselves into this corner. They’ve left themselves no path for retreat or backtracking. They have no choice but to stick with their narrative, which means the ways of breaking through the cognitive dissonance wall is nearly impossible. I wonder if that is the primary reason behind the Tweeting? Because if he tweets it, they HAVE to cover it.

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    • CET says:

      An excellent insight!

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      “They have no choice but to stick with their narrative, which means the ways of breaking through the cognitive dissonance wall is nearly impossible.”

      You cannot very well have a cult without this.

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      • justlizzyp says:

        If you’re going to run a cult properly, though, you have to make 100% sure your members aren’t accidentally exposed to the truth. Putting your faith in Hillary Clinton to execute would not guarantee that happening. You need a Machiavellian who will eliminate dissent, not the person who already believes it’s all about her and she deserves it and how dare anyone question her who, instead of eliminating the problem will just whine about how unfair it is.

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  19. Piggy says:

    The media is what they are and that’s to act as a mouthpiece for their ideological masters. It’s the reason for their existence. It’s not to be fair or non biased that’s a marketing gimmick.

    Walter Cronkite lied about Vietnam on TV to the nation. Dan Rather lied on TV. Others, over and over. This is what they do.

    The FBI on the other hand…this is how they do business and people are just now opening their eyes. They have been doing this same stuff for a long time. They’re a political entity. They are not cops. They have to rely on real cops for investigations, contacts, etc…

    TV and movies have worked. They have made us think these people are something there not. They are not on our side. They are not better then you or I.

    Want a fix for this?

    The FBI needs cleaned out. Top 20% relieved and any staff connected to them. Change recruiting to only police or MIL with minimum age 25, no more recruiting out of college or lawyers. Move FBI HQ to Midwest out of DC

    Not enough? Shut down FBI forever. We have a plethora of Law Enforcement (LE) agencies that could handle it. Stop framing people and the workload would drop.

    Can’t fix the media.They are free speech. Turn them off or accept that everything on TV is purposeful and meant to influence. I find reading news better to analyze and dissect what’s being fed to me.

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  20. Time for every member of the DOJ and FBI to be deposed under oath for a COMPREHENSIVE list of every single media contact with whom they have communicated and when.

    Then let Ezra Cohen-Watnick have at em.

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  21. rayvandune says:

    The media are co-conspirators in hiding evidence that top US Law Enforcement Officers have violated both the law and their oath of office, engaging in criminal prosecutorial misconduct for partisan political purposes, against the duly-elected President of the United States.

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  22. The sorry part of all of this is they don’t even try to hide their wrongdoing anymore. Why should they when even our side won’t hold them accountable for their actions? Unless there are severe consequences, and I mean severe, it will only get worse. Until we realize that the Democrats are out to destroy us, not just be in power, but destroy us, we have no chance of saving this Republic. For two years we had all three branches of government and yet not one conviction? Oh wait. I guess you have to actually arrest someone and charge them with a crime before you can convict them.

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    • donna kovacevic says:

      I am not even American and when I hear the so-called politicians like Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters speak, I shake my head the rest is a horror movie in government, media, the democrats and the rhinos. God Bless PDJT! I sure hope there is some sort of a solution for all this corruption. The Lord only knows. Best of luck.Cheers.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Yes, but if you pay for cable, you are giving cnn $5 and change, EVERY MONTH, doesn’t MATTER, that you don’t ever watch it.

      There are other ways to get the programing you want, without feeding the beast.

      We vote, every minute, of every day, with the decisions we make of where and how we invest our time and money. Invest responsibly.

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      • MelH says:

        Dutchmen, if we all cut the cable, what are you proposing that would achieve? Trump said, not long ago, about the media, “If it were not for me, you guys would be out of business.” That’s the truth. All of their news about him is negative, but all day , every day, the news is about him! There really is no other news.

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  23. jus wundrin says:

    This is why I refer to the collective media as the ministry of propaganda.

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  24. BestBets says:

    The founders never contemplated the possibility that 90% of the media would devolve into the propaganda arm of one political party. The media’s role was to ferret out the truth, not obfuscate it. At least PDJT has enough spine to call them out but I just don’t foresee this changing any time soon.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      The founders lived in a world where a press was not so expensive. It was possible to publish competing views.

      They built a world where county political organizations could and did afford their own press and editors. A world where even obscure groups would publish their own papers.

      Slowly that changed. The press started consolidating. Fewer and fewer papers but with bigger and bigger reach.

      Then radio then TV were developed, but because they weren’t press we regulated them. And the press die off and consolidation continued.

      Then cable and the internet happened and each burst of freedom and expansion of choices was quickly followed by conglomeration and control by a very few.

      Now most small city papers are owned by a nationwide conglomerate. The same for many TV and radio stations. A hand full of conglomerates own most cable stations and only a handful of big town papers survive. And the same happened to the organizations that sold news to these companies.

      Even the internet quickly whittled down its competition. And you can find lots of places to feed you news, but all they are is news repeaters.

      And during these changes, the media evolved, and became many professions. People were hired for their ability to speak, or for their ability to look good while reading teleprompters. Emoting won out over neutral dispassion. Blatant politicizing was suppressed under regulation, and reemerged as self righteous proselyting for a cause that is antithetical to the founders and the freedoms they gave us. And all of this is now enmeshed in schools of journalism, and talking heads rising to the highest levels of society, a society that is controlled by the same wealthy people who own the conglomerates.

      But the Cause they proselytize is state control. And the state obliges, replacing the wealthy as primary benefactors of education and charity, regulating professions, controlling healthcare, etc. Thus the system is built to benefit and grow the state while the state assists a handful of wealthy to consolidate control of media and become wealthier. And all we can find is a legion of state trained propagandists, competing with each other for the best zealotry, colluding with the state to remove all opposition, no matter what media we choose.

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      • Dimbulbz says:

        The news is NOT American. It is Globalist. THe enemy of America has purchased CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS The New York Times…. etc… ALL OF IT is not American owned. I went on a cruise and CNN was all you could watch. It was very clear that its all a world view and there is no one producing news from a pro American perspective. You just have to understand that Vladimir Putin (ok perhaps its not Putin himself, but that worldview is basically who the Clintons and our FBI has sold out to) is telling you what to think and the picture looks a lot more clear. Dont tune them out, just understand that the USA is an island where at least some good can survive and perhaps can prevail. But it is a shrinking Island, and it is becoming a powder keg. Too many people on our side are ready to commit violence in the name of peace. The other side is already there. I’ll take a bullet for this country, but I am not willing to start handing any out until there is absolutely no other option. We can still vote and express our shrinking opinions. Let’s be grateful for that every day while it is still with us. 2016 was a stay of execution. I thank God every day that Hillary Clinton is NOT president.

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      • Piggy says:

        Jim in TN…excellent summary of the genesis of the media.

        “Like”

        People should know the roots of any problem or it can not be fixed.

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      • Colt Lending says:

        “The founders lived in a world where a press was not so expensive. It was possible to publish competing views.”

        All due respect, the ability to express views is less expensve than it has ever been in history, by virtue of the Internet which belongs to all of us.

        The difference is the likes of Google. Facebook, Twitter are illegitimately pretending the Internet conduit does not belong to the people and thus they are justified in stifling the dissemination of different ideas, claiming their platforms are private property. Notice how many web sites stifle the free expression of views only allowing posts from people with Facebook accounts?

        The fact is the Internet does not belong to them.

        Without the Internet they would be nothing.

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  25. Texian says:

    “..Hell, twenty-something-year-old “journalists” were so committed to the resistance narrative they were even sleeping with their sources to get any little engineering angle possible..”

    Men can be so stupid..

    Va-jay-jays rule the world.. A va-jay-jay got classified information..

    The Director obviously isn’t that smart.. I could’ve gotten that va-jay-jay without having to give up top secret information..

    But If you find yourself losing control.. (I learned this technique from my diving supervisors..) – just run – it works.. I’ve tried it.. One night many many moons ago I bailed from a woman who told me she was KGB.. [beep beep beep.. warning.. warning.. warning.. Run.. Run.. Run..].

    Just.. Run.. Good advice..

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      Ha! Maybe she played you b/c she didn’t want to be with you anymore. If I didn’t want to see someone I would tell them I worked for the IRS.

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  26. GB Bari says:

    Just heard a statistic in the last 24 hours…..I think it was maybe on either Rush’s or Bongino’s program – – that only 50% of the millennials trust the media.

    That’s a pretty big number – 50% who DON’T trust the media.

    So, IF thats true, that says a lot about how badly the Media are presenting themselves….. if half of the most naive, brainwashed and snowflake-ridden demographic in the country aren’t buying the media’s biased and made-up garbage.

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    • Dimbulbz says:

      My once Anarchist son is now listening to Ben Shapiro, and he now sees things as they are. He has his own arguments and views and they are the same as his friends. He is not drinking the Koolade the media is shoving at him. There is hope for a young America that doesnt have its hand out to the government for solutions.

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      • kiskiminetas says:

        Ben Shapiro is an anti-Trump loser on par with Stephen Hayes, Bill Kristol and so on and so forth. Shapiro’s kool aid has been sour for a while now.

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  27. truthbomb says:

    If Rosenstein is an existential threat to Trump, Trump sure didn’t act like it tonight at the WH Hanukkah celebration. Called him “Attorney General Rod Rosenstein”. Start 33:40.

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  28. JonB3 says:

    the GOP had the House, Senate and Presidency ~ and we’re still losing … Republicans are weak and fight amongst themselves … Pretty Sad !

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    • jus wundrin says:

      Many just care about the power and control. Trump, the outsider, is in their way. They are worse than the dems.

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    • kiskiminetas says:

      Get a grip JonB3 we are not losing. Quit watching the optics the fake news media puts out and trust Trump and those who are in on this battle with him. The only thing sad is you being sad. Buckle up, pull up your britches and get in on the fight or just give up.

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  29. john says:

    The responsibility and accountability of the media was codified at the end of a rope at the Nuremburg trials. Julius Streicher was the owner publisher of Dur Sturmer, a leading anti Jew pro nazi propaganda newspaper. He never wore a uniform, or shot anybody, but his methodical virulent tweaking of the publics minds through the use of the press was deemed a crime against humanity. For his abuse of the power of the press he was hung. Very eerily, when he was hung his neck did not snap and the Sgt. at Arms had to dispatch him by snapping his neck. A fitting end

    The responsibility and accountability line Dur Sturmer propaganda crossed has been surpassed by the progressive infested media… The progressive media controlling the progressive party controlling the democrat party has done comparable damage to what Dur Sturmer did in the 1930’s.
    The press has responsibilities that are accountable

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    • kiskiminetas says:

      The progressive media does not control the progressive party. On the contrary it is the globalists who control them just as they have been controlling the CIA, our government and banking system. It is as simple as that. That is where the battle for the soul of our country was initiated and said initiation started over a century ago.

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  30. Anonymous says:

    There is a lot of pay to play media placement. Fusion GPS was placing stories. Very dirty PR firm, but there’s really a lot of that going around. It’s part of how reporters survive and make money. Many of them, like Simpson, move back and forth between PR and MSM journalism.

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  31. Marian says:

    There was a time the media owned its bias. I wish they would do so now. Maybe then they could admit that the FISA manipulation done here was frightening. However I suspect the whole lot of them from the press to the DNC operatives, who planted the dossier, will come out smelling like roses. The precedent will be set that the DOJ lying is OK for the greater good to stop Trump from “hurting himself, the U.S., and the world.”

    Losing your base for promises broken isn’t a good strategy. It’s why Democrats win. GOP policies of amnesty and never ending war don’t help either.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Actually, both faces of the Uniparty, being two faced, make promises to their base, which they have no intention of carrying out.

      This is onecof the,ways DJT represents an intrinsic threat to TPTB, in the uniparty. To the Republican face, he said “go ahead, send me a repeal/replace, I’ll sign it!”, and after voting for 50 such bills they knew wouldn’t get signed, they choked.

      To the Dem face, he said “you want DACA, cause of ‘the children’, fine.
      Give me $ to secure funding for wall, and I’ll give you more than your asking for, on DACA (knowing they wouldn’t agree, cause they want the ISSUE, not to solve the problem.

      Dems are going to be in a pickle, next two years. Base want the big I, and dems don’t want to do it, cause if they do, VSG will release the docs. So, they are going to dance on a piece of piano wire, trying to appease their base, while not going so far as to trigger a release of the kraken.

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    • Dimbulbz says:

      I dont care what kind of perfume you use, These people will never smell like roses. More like butt crack.

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  32. Bogeyfree says:

    Nothing will change unless PT puts in an AG that truly believes in the Constitution, the rule of law and equal justice for ALL. This is why a bulldog is needed as AG who has the guts and determination to chase down and prosecute these leakers inside the government and also in the media.

    When people start going to jail with serious time is when we will begin to regain our republic. Until then we are nothing but a passenger on the Titanic.

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  33. alonzo1956 says:

    You hit the nail on the head regarding media corruption Sundance. After all isn’t their corruption the BIGGEST reason that you are here? I certainly appreciate the information you provide us, as I consider it invaluable in the age of Fake News.

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  34. jhynds says:

    “What If”
    What if a group of citizens build a case, based on factual data. This case would have to fully document the specific unlawful actions of specific individuals. Can these citizens then legally take part in a coordinated citizens arrest of the law breakers? Do citizens have the jurisdiction to peacefully act in this way when our government does not.
    When law enforcement is the problem, what is the citizens recourse?

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    • starfcker says:

      If they have the necessary force to pull it off, sure. If you take action like that, you had better be prepared for a reaction from the other side. And it would escalate very quickly, and ultimately come down to who’s willing and able to use the most force. If you think that’s you, go for it.

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      • jhynds says:

        While my question implies many citizens, not just one, the gist is more about our ability to rule our government and not be forced to accept their overt inaction, at the expense of our freedom and the overt detriment to our Republic. When is enough, enough and what is the peaceful remedy?
        Are there no law abiding LEO’s left? Have they all succumbed to their new masters?

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    • J- law enforcement and the courts are corrupt up to the highest levels. Where can honest citizens take their grievances?

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  35. Conservativeinny says:

    Interesting article….Herr Mueller will be looking into more transcripts in Jan when the Dems take over the house.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-transcripts/house-democrats-plan-to-send-trump-aides-transcripts-to-mueller-idUSKBN1O500U

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  36. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “Attached to this report as Attachments E and F are two link charts that reflect the volume of communications that we identified between FBI employees and media representatives in April/May and October 2016.”

    “We do not believe the problem is with the FBI’s policy, which we found to be clear and unambiguous. Rather, we concluded that these leaks highlight the need to change what appears to be a cultural attitude among many in the organization”

    The organization is never going to get better until people like this are terminated from their employment there. “Training programs”, etc. are not going to change the predisposition of those ideologues, they will just be more careful in future “leaks” so as to obfuscate the origin to future IG inquiries.

    Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

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  37. fred5678 says:

    I am lucky enough to live in an apartment complex serviced by OnelInkUSA.

    Their business model is to install and offer basic cable and internet for free, hoping to get folks to upgrade to paid levels premium.

    Basic cable is free with no set top box, so nobody knows what I am watching and nobody gets revenue from me.

    For a while one channel had Monk on all Sunday and The Closer on all Friday evening.

    “Highway thru Hell” on Weather Channel is super!!

    I get my REAL news right here.

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    • fred5678 says:

      BTW Sundance, this article earns another $$ contribution in your Christmas stocking — coming up in a few minutes!!

      I have circulated this link to all my email pals and demanded they read the whole darn thing!!

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  38. Jay Currie says:

    SD’s points are well made. What to do?

    Are there no Republican, Trump supporting, billionaires out there who would be willing to fund push-back media. The Mercers funded Breitbart in its glory days (Steve really should have stayed on as publisher – much more suited to that role.)

    Right now there are loads of media properties for sale – looking at you Weekly Standard – which with the right editors could be turned around to reflect MAGA values. The Bez was willing to part with his couch change for the Washington Post, surely some guy with even a couple of hundred million would be willing to buy and support the Standard with a pro-Trump agenda.

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  39. Ricker says:

    Why can’t anybody talk about the details of their Special Counsel questionings? Is there a gag order on it that stops say Don Jr or Kushner from discussing it? Corsi seems to be spilling the beans at last. But nobody else is.

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  40. TraderJoe says:

    I have never watched cable TV in my home nor my kids. Thank God they are normal. Get the message and save some $$$. Never help the opposition they are satanic.

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  41. I’ve often wondered how early some of the main media figures were included in each stage of Spygate–the initial “gotcha/spying”, the “insurance policy” and now, what I would call late stage protection of the Deep State/IC criminals.

    Do other people remember the “usenet” group of journalists that promoted the first BHO election? That group has disseminated into both digital, MSM and cable outlets. They are totally on board with BHO and Hillary, and serve as reliable mouthpieces for Dem/left points. Not to mention how many of the original BHO crew that cycled into so-called “newsrooms” after Pres. Trump was elected.

    Almost all so-called news is really opinion now; no wonder people don’t trust the media. And social media has been shown to be just as susceptible to manipulation. It seems rare for folks to change their minds based on the bloviators in hard print/online or TV or radio.

    No solution comes to mind, but SD is absolutely correct that the media is both complicit and perhaps leading aspects of this travesty of Spygate events.

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  42. Chris says:

    This isn’t treason, this is sedition.

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  43. Rhi says:

    Don’t worry, Wray has already issued stern reminders and initiated new training protocols- won’t happen again!

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  44. Our Father in heaven,
    We thank You for journalists who speak truth. We thank You for journalists who are willing to diligently research facts and figures, rather than purchasing and repeating hearsay. We thank You for journalists who do not accept payment from story sources. We thank You for journalists who risk their security and their lives to expose injustice. In the name of Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the life, we ask You to bless these journalists and to greatly prosper their reports.
    There are many journalists who have built a stronghold of unmerited favor around some members of our government. Loose Your holy angels to pull down the false assumptions and lies on which that stronghold is planted. We pray that evil will be exposed for all to see.
    Your kingdom come, Your truth come, Your justice come to the media of our nation. Come, now! Amen.

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    • Landslide says:

      Amen. Biiiiiggggg picture is that this is a spiritual battle. Actually, all of life on this earth is. The earth is the Lord’s and He wants us humans to choose Him and His ways. So we continue to pray for all to come to Him and for Him to orchestrate justice in His world. He has given us many as wise leaders and will bring many more to the forefront. He is using very unlikely people to do extraordinary things. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and endlessly creative. Let’s don’t be like the Israelites grumbling in the wilderness. Let’s pray and obey. Let Him orchestrate the people, systems, etc. to bring about the impossible. We prayed for years and He brought us President Trump. HE (God) is the One that has the plan!

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  45. spren says:

    I spent most of my career with a Fortune 100 corporation. We had very stringent rules which if violated would lead to termination. No sharing of passwords with anyone. No unauthorized contact with media. No transfer of data to any portable device such as a thumb drive. No company work or use of data on any non-company device, including your personal computer at home. No acceptance of any perks from customers or vendors including things as innocuous as having your meal paid for, let alone free tickets to sporting and cultural events. No sharing of corporate information with any outside source. There were many more restrictions beyond the ones I’ve cited.

    These were all designed to protect the company’s resources, to avoid employees from becoming compromised in any fashion, and to prevent even the appearance of any improprieties. Every year, each employee was required to sign a statement confirming their understanding of all of these policies and their commitment to follow these policies with the understanding that failure to do so would lead to discipline and possible termination. This is just basic common sense procedure.

    Why is our government so lax in even carrying out the most basic of these restrictions upon their own employees. Did the FBI/DOJ employees identified in the IG’s investigation receive any discipline? Horowitz said these uncovered violations were a reflection of the cultural attitude found to be pervasive in these agencies and not the result of inadequate policies that were in place. Well, I would say that if the culture was such that it was okay to violate the policies, then those policies were certainly inadequate. Reading about this was mind-blowing and just further shows how these people believe they are not subject to the rules the rest of us are, but are a class to themselves and above the same laws they would prosecute those of us in the private sector for without any hesitation. Disgusting.

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    • Dimbulbz says:

      Because ultimately Government is run by people. People do not always follow rules, and in Givernment (sic) people try to get by as easily as possible. I had to leave my state job after 11 years because it was becoming tantamount to welfare. All I saw were people breaking rules, skating ethics, spending their days surfing the web and no one could fire them or stop them. Most were full time lobbyists for more and more spending, benefits, wages. No one wanted to solve problems. I didnt need Rom Emanuel to tell me that government NEVER lets a crisis go to waste. Its just total extortion of the taxpayers.

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  46. Another masterpiece by Sundance. The world is a better place with him in it.

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  47. xcontra says:

    Steele testifies he did not give his dossier to anyone in these media meetings. Then how did they get it? Directly from Clapper or Brennan? From Bruce Ohr? Nellie Ohr? Marc Elias?

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  48. Pyrthroes says:

    As many note, corruption based on self-delusion on this industry-wide scale, perpetrated in large part by ethically and morally conscripted twenty-something graduates of so-called J-schools –akin to pre-K “teachers’ colleges”– propagating seditious-libel “narratives” in totalitarian cause, reflects U.S. caste-and-class divisions rotten to the core.

    In some few cases, these past thirty months’ attempts to blight Trumps’ candidacy, malign his 304 : 227 (33.9%) Electoral College victory, frustrate every aspect of his Presidency, may seem redeemable. But in general, media’s brownshirt/red-armband creeps-and-thugs deserve Dante’s Malebolge, Inferno’s Eighth Circle, the abode of treacherous frauds presided o’er by thirteen demonic spirits known as Malebranches. As if ferried down by monstrous Geryon– the embodiment of Evil Will with the face of an “honest man of good cheer”, the tail of a scorpion, “journalists'” unconscionable lies strike deathly poison into their country’s heart and soul.

    Though this 116th Congress’s geriatric harridans, Rats’ rumpfed ronyons, offer nothing to anyone but Caracas North, the damage they inflict may prove irreparable. Either we, the American public as governed by President Donald Trump, confront Geryon and Malebolge directly via iron-clad procedural safeguards, or reptilian coteries will doom the American Experiment.

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