Chairmen Nadler, Cummings and Schiff Announce Immediate Round of Trump Investigations…

CTH previously outlined the likely path Democrats will follow when they take control of the key congressional committees starting tomorrow {Go Deep}.  For those who walk through the deep weeds of DC politics, the sequence of 2019 events -based on accepting the historic resistance pattern- is entirely predictable.

Today, Fox News confirms the intention of Jerry Nadler (House Judiciary), Elijah Cummings (House Oversight) and Adam Schiff (HPSCI) as soon as they are sworn into office:

WASHINGTON DC – They’re about to get subpoena power – and they plan to use it.

As Democrats officially take back control of the House when the new Congress is seated Thursday, newly empowered House Committee chairmen are preparing to launch a slew of Trump administration investigations.

[…]  In a press release Wednesday, Cummings said his committee plans to “investigate waste, fraud, and abuse in the Trump Administration,” as well as “other issues that affect the American people every day.”  (read more)

There are three important congressional events likely in the first quarter of 2019. The sequencing of those events will be the key to understanding the “Resistance” political year.

(House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – New House General Counsel Douglas Letter)

The baseline is that Democrat leadership are cunning political strategists; and have likely already drawn out the big picture road-map with details to be filled in as they proceed.

  • The first event is the congressional use of Michael Cohen for a series of public committee hearings. [Oversight (Elijah Cummings) and possibly -though less likely- Judiciary (Nadler) and HPSCI (Schiff)] This likely has to happen before March 6th, 2019, when Cohen is scheduled to enter federal prison. It’s almost certain Cohen’s incarceration deferment contains the unwritten agreement to appear. [Democrat leadership almost certainly coordinated this plan with team Mueller and the SDNY some time ago.]
  • The second event is the release of the Team Mueller political report which, despite its inability to find criminal wrongdoing, will most certainly be written with highly charged innuendo as damaging to President Trump as possible. The release of this report will absolutely fuel several public committee hearings [Oversight/Reform (Cummings), HPSCI (Schiff) and Judiciary (Nadler)] without any doubt.
  • The third event is the release of the OIG Horowitz report on possible FISA abuse. Due to the nature of Mueller’s proprietary investigative blackout (Horowitz not allowed to see investigative material or witnesses with Mueller probe ongoing), the Horowitz report will likely come out *after* Mueller.

That’s the three key events the Democrats and media will be most likely to exploit for maximum political benefit in the first quarter of 2019. The sequence between Mueller and Horowitz might reverse (though unlikely and I’ll explain later). Other investigative resistance paths will spur from these three primary Q1 events.

Again, there is very little doubt the approach has already been mapped out in post-election meetings between: Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, the Democrat committee heads, allies in the lawfare community, political allies inside the executive branch (IC, DOJ, FBI etc.), along with feedback from political networks, DNC (Perez) and major resistance donors.

The real trick to discovering the plan (as early as possible) will be to spot the signals that will tell us where they are going before they shift in their planned direction. Example: We already know Michael Cohen is a key starting point (aforementioned reasons).

To better understand the Resistance landscape, next let’s look at: (1) the most reasonable predictions for committee structure; (2) the new Gang of Eight line-up; and (3) the broad political alliances that are also predictable.

Key Committee Structure – The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) will likely be Chairman Adam Schiff and ranking member Devin Nunes. The House Judiciary Committee will be Chaired by Jerry Nadler and ranking member Doug Collins. The House Oversight and Reform Committee will be Chairman Elijah Cummings and ranking member Jim Jordan.

Gang of Eight (IC Oversight) – The Go8 line-up will be radically different in 2019 and far more adversarial to the executive branch. Ranked by influence over IC:

  1. Nancy Pelosi (D) – Speaker of House.
  2. Adam Schiff (D) – Chair, HPSCI
  3. Senator Mitch McConnell (R) – Senate Majority Leader
  4. Senator Richard Burr (R) – Chair, SSCI
  5. Kevin McCarthy (R) – Minority Leader House.
  6. Senator Chuck Schumer (D) – Senate Minority Leader
  7. Devin Nunes (R) – Ranking Member HPSCI
  8. Senator Mark Warner (D) – Vice Chair, SSCI

The Broad Political Alliances – Overlaying the DC political alliances within the intelligence community Gang of Eight you see a resistance ratio of 7:1 against the executive branch.

Pelosi, Schiff, McConnell, Burr, McCarthy, Schumer and Warner all allied with the overall UniParty resistance objective; and only Devin Nunes as an ally to the White House. That’s a ration of 7:1 in favor of “The DC Resistance” against the Executive Branch.

That’s the landscape.

So if we take the first quarter resistance events/narratives (¹Cohen appearance, ²Mueller Report and ³Horowitz report); and we overlay what has already surfaced; we can then begin to get a picture of how things will reasonably be expected to play out.

SC Robert Mueller (the team, not the person) and DAG Rod Rosenstein have already explained to POTUS Trump that if he attempts any declassification of documents currently part of Mueller’s investigative purview (that’s literally everything and/or anything they lay claim to), the Special Counsel investigative unit will consider that interference with their investigation of him (President Trump). That threat, and the advice of White House lawyers (prior counsel no longer present), led to Trump backing down in September:

[Obviously “speed” is a relative term, it’s soon to be 4 months]

So it stands to reason if they (Rosenstein, Mueller, etc.) are telling the president he can’t take any action,…. common sense says the same general ‘hands-off‘ principle would apply to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz; who is ultimately under much more of the institutional DOJ control system than President Trump.

See the issue? As time progresses, and with hindsight as a corruption guide, it becomes more clear how Robert Mueller has been playing his cards. Horowitz is frozen in place by an inability to see evidence until Mueller says he’s finished with his investigation.

[While it is absolutely blood-boiling to witness, that professional DOJ hoodwinking -the inherent ‘catch 22‘- is the administrative state doing some of its finest work. See the scale of it? There’s no-one to technically hold accountable, it’s the system self-actuated. This is an example of why you can never be cynical enough when it comes to DC.]

The Democrats take control on January 3rd, 2019  – they will likely utilize the first two weeks of compliant media coverage to spike the football and position maximum demoralization toward their new minority party republican colleagues.

The Democrats will have to balance the level of smug condescension (which the media and their base are looking forward to) with their visible faux-apoplexy toward the current appropriations battle and government shut down. They will pat the republicans on the head and position themselves as the professionals in charge now.

If we extend the sequencing with all the above in mind it looks like the House Oversight Committee (Cummings) and House Judiciary Committee (Nadler) will likely kick the resistance operation into action (after Superbowl) with Michael Cohen’s scheduled appearances broadcast on television for the better part of two weeks use.

That first phase event will likely be followed by a late Feb/early March dropping of the Mueller report. There will be a grand lead-in, roll-out and press spectacle designed for maximum exposure. The tail end of that phase will lead to more hearings throughout March perhaps into early April with subpoenas based on the report framework.

Again, remember these are Democrats. This stuff is already planned out in the broad strokes. The upcoming congressional calendar has all of these events considered. Pelosi and Schumer have told their key underlings of preliminary vacation blackout dates etc. Nothing professional democrats do is without specific intent, purposeful design and well communicated organization. This is what they do. This is all they do.

While these events are happening the HPSCI will be demanding discovery from the White House and intelligence apparatus that will be spurred by Cohen and Mueller. The DOJ and FBI will find a new interest in congressional compliance especially given the House General Counsel, Douglas Letter, is one of their allied Resistance members.

On the positive side for Team Trump, once Mueller actually presents a report – his operational leverage over the White House will be effectively over.

Mueller (the team, not the individual) will be handing the Resistance baton to their allies in congress; and the team will then set off for a well indulged, stunningly compensated, media tour which will likely include numerous advanced offers from Hollywood types for movie rights. Most of them will enjoy job offers from major networks and political allies.

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227 Responses to Chairmen Nadler, Cummings and Schiff Announce Immediate Round of Trump Investigations…

  1. Paint Your Wagon says:

    First time caller, long time treeper lurker (freeper since 98).

    I am glad SD used the term “absolutely blood boiling” as it is quite accurate, bringing a calming effect, in so far as… I am THAT angry AND more, in fact- seismic magnitudes angrier, but comforted and steeled by the fine company of confederates here at the Last Refuge. I do not wish to get banned because of an inappropriate comment in my first post, so I’ll just leave any other thoughts out of this post. If you ARE interested, think of combining the letters a-l-m-p with the letters o-p-s-t.

    Liked by 13 people

    • Sandy Lueder says:

      Reading this article made be physically sick. The Repubs, both House and Senate, should be fighting mad. Instead, I fear they will choose to be collaborators. I hope I am wrong. God save us.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. bakocarl says:

    Several weeks ago, I believe that PTrump said something like “If you Demonrats use your house majority to attack and attack, I will release the FISA and other classified documents that I am holding that will expose the fake Muh Russia investigation and the FISA issues.”

    Is this threat still on the books? Will the House investigations absolutely trigger the release?

    Opinions, please.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      IMHO 64 million Americans should descend on Capitol Hill and raise hell. Muck up their traffic, put the fear of God in them, and teach the Swamp some respect.

      What theme should we use? Ah yes, Clingers….

      We should do it on Easter break. The weather is nice, so we can be in comfortable weather and enjoy keeping these sanctimonious pr*cks on lockdown.

      I want Nancy and Chuck balloons in diapers floating overhead.

      And for the Baby Boomer protesters we should be allowed to have Middle Finger signs each one with the name of a Senator or Congressperson that gets in the way of MAGA….starting with Mittens and Lyin’ Ryan.

      Dress up as ‘Hillbillies’ with real pitchforks….sharpened. And if the press calls us ‘angry Conservatives’. Say “HELL YES WE ARE!” then light some torches…..

      Make fun of these jerks en mass….non-stop. Inconvenience the hell out of every single one of these Swamp parasites.

      If the worst thing that happens is Nancy Pelosi can’t get to her taxpayer paid Government jet plane to leave town, good enough for me 🙂

      Just my dream……

      Liked by 11 people

      • InAz says:

        I’m ready to go to the Swamp and burn it down.

        Liked by 5 people

        • anniefannie says:

          Just light a match. The spontaneous combustion from the meeting of the flame with the sulfur dioxide (poop gas for those who don’t know) will light up the sky for a while!!

          Liked by 2 people

      • Me says:

        I’m down. This B.S. should bother everyone of all political leanings. The fact that it doesn’t seem to really worries me.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Newton Love says:

        Umm, “Lyin’ Ryan” has left the house.He’s no there! Please pick another traitor RINO house member.

        Liked by 1 person

        • MelH says:

          I believe this whole thing was rigged up early last year, around the time Ryan and the other Republicans (58 i believe) announced their retirement. The voting machines in 21 States are owned by Soros, which is how the Democrats got to own the House. I can see Romney in a room with the Present Gang of Eight, working out their strategy. is it really legal to have a committee with only 1 Republican on it? if i were Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes, I would jump ship right now, because anything they say will be twisted all to hell and back again.

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      • Chip Doctor says:

        Makes my heart warm to see other regulars coming to the same conclusion. We MUST make our voices heard. Even if 5 million of us showed up, it would be a game changer. I am all in.

        Liked by 5 people

        • G. Combs says:

          We know from the fact the government and MSM completely ignored the Tea Party protests that protests ONLY WORK FOR the left. So time for something different:

          1. Pack a cooler change of clothes camping gear… Make sure you are comfortable for 3 or more days…

          2. DRIVE to Washington DC (or another DemonRat city)

          3. DISABLE your CAR, VAN, TRUCK. Lots of easy ways like swapping around distributor wires so the engine misfires. (Record order before had AND MEMORIZE if you use this.)

          We can pull the same crap that the ANTIFA thugs pulled and STOP TRAFFIC and STAY for DAYS….

          We can toss a few more Sabots into the works too.
          Gee boss I got hung up in that massive traffic jam… I am completely wacked and can’t come in for a few days…

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      • Sandy Lueder says:

        And a wonderful one!

        Liked by 1 person

    • I would say it would be appropriate, and further, that he should, and third, that he must.

      If he said it — and read the words in his tweets above, “I can always release…” — then it’s on the table, and the obvious move.

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    • tonyE says:

      I think that is exactly what Trump should do.
      Before the US House becomes a full blown circus, Trump should release all those docs, and more.
      Turn the Circus into a Perp Walk.

      Liked by 2 people

    • As I recall: POTUS has used the term “Presidential Harrassment” or “Harrassing the President”. He also stated that “they” would find out that “I” (as in POTUS) am much better at that game than anyone in Congress……
      So, I expect we deplorables will get to see that show …. sooner rather than later.

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    • Kid Jupiter says:

      He should’ve declassified the docs when he said he was going to. Now it’s too late with the Dems in charge of the House – they’ll immediately impeach him for “obstruction.” Maybe he just got lucky in 2016 and isn’t as smart as he says he is?


      • lemmus1 says:

        “Maybe he just got lucky in 2016 and isn’t as smart as he says he is?”

        ALRIGHTY THEN!!! …downright awesome that is, knowing how POTUS is just ‘lucky’ rather than ‘smart’ …kind of explains the past TWO years …just a YUGE run o’ luck /s

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  3. Have Trump come in and start asking him questions… he could go about stating the illegality which is in the FISA warrants, his speaking about them in a public hearing is the declassification.

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  4. emet says:

    Treepers, I am in the middle of a Blue sea, but I educate others about what is going on. I never argue or debate, but I just speak plainly and point out things. I jump in at any opportunity, and always leave the door open for further discussion. I am winning converts, and am encouraged. I find it ironic that it seems the highly educated are most stubborn, and appear to have a tendecy toward being easily indoctrinated . I have added a request to my prayers that our Lord will help me stay calm, mind clear, and speak in a way that will be accepted.

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    • AlinWonderland says:

      God bless you in your quest, emet. I have found the same with ‘highly educated’. I have a friend who has been an ‘educator’ for years and there is no convincing her that our POTUS is a good guy.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Lulu says:

        Education majors have the lowest SAT scores. She’s probably not that bright.

        Liked by 3 people

        • anniefannie says:

          Many—not generally true for Science and Math majors though. Guess that’s why they tend to be far more likely to be conservative (they are smarter). The lowest IQs among education majors will be Social Studies and English majors. Guess that’s why history isn’t taught in school and why we are doomed to repeat it!


        • clive hoskin says:

          Those who can’t do, teach. Those who can’t teach,lie.Academia is where truth goes to die.


      • Sandy Lueder says:

        I am a retired college professor, a strong Trump supporter. This is definitely at odds with the academic community. Nothing could make me happier. It was a terribly toxic environment.

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    • The “highly educated” (really, just meaning the most years in college) have been ensconced in the protective, friendly bubble (this is where the word “collegiate” applies particularly well) of radical (they call it “liberal”) Leftist narrative, in tenured academia, for years. So it’s not really ironic, but to be expected. College has the makings of a cult atmosphere anyway (you’re there to be “taught”, and “learn” from the “authorities” in their field — you’re subordinate to them by definition). The Insane Left has radicalized academia as it has everything else.

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  5. Mike says:

    Thanks to the Republicans we must endure the insufferable.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Sandy Lueder says:

      Couldn’t agree more. The Repubs really let us down over the past two years. I blame them for not supporting Trump and screwing up the 2018 midterms. I say all this as a very disheartened conservative Republican

      Liked by 5 people

  6. Oldskool says:

    Why are the subpoenas a problem for anybody in the Presidents world. don’t show up or invoke the 5th amendment on the questions.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. xcontra says:

    I have two hopes, one realistic and one more of the proverbial pie in the sky.

    1. Realistic: that the Pelosi gang with subpoena mania will screw up in full view of the public, just like the Kavanaugh hearings with Spartacus et al. Next few weeks should give them a good start, and they will not be able to help themselves, especially Adam “Supergenius” Schiff, formerly the Democrat’s designated deer in the headlights.

    2. Pie in the sky: that new AG Barr will tell Mueller to park it and give him his report. A few weeks from now, Barr will be in. Then, after Mueller gets put down, The Donald can declassify the list of documents that Nunes et al. have been begging for. By that time, the Democrats with subpoena power will be caught with their pants around their ankles,

    This last feature, that as soon as he declassifies the FISA stuff etc., the Democrats will be like deer in the freight train headlights, a great feature, is why POTUS has been fairly patient.

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  8. California Joe says:

    Ignore the House subpoenas because everybody else does!

    Liked by 7 people

  9. amwick says:

    Soooooo, when does oversight become harassment?
    Asking for 63 million voters.
    I can wait.

    Liked by 6 people

  10. Searkreb says:

    What we learned from the last two years?
    Subpoenas dont mean anything or does that only apply to swamp dwellers.

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Lulu says:

    Nadler, Cummings, and Pelosi are old -hopefully they will drop dead.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. Brant says:

    I trust no “witch hunt” tweets from this point forward.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. east says:

    Trump already proved that some parts of the government is clean now.

    Remember the “first President who did not meet the army since 2002” news…

    They had NO clue that he had already organized it. He just waited for them to put out the wrong news and then took the plane.

    This was a big win.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Annie says:

    I hate to be so…shallow..but honestly, are those 3 faces THE most unappealing mugs you have ever seen…they mirror their “inner self”!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • G. Combs says:

      Bad case of inbred brain disorder often found in the Aristocracy and Elite.

      You should go to Boston MA, Home of the ‘Foremost Marxist Scholars in the World’ Ugliest and nastiest people I have EVER MET!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. MIKE says:

    No doubt in my mind that Nadless Comings and Shifforbrains have dirty dealings in their past that can be exploited. Schiffhead for instance has a Rothschild for an in-law… Wrinkled cummins is from Md., EVERY pol from Md. is dirty, that’s a given… Nadless just looks crooked, don’t know much about him except he ain’t no saint

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  16. concerned3 says:

    Here is wishing that President Trump keeps Congress shutdown until 2020. You know, that the House of Representatives are going to do nothing but disrupt the business of the American People.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. anniefannie says:

    Is Mitt Mittens house boy (aka Senate bobble Head)? He should have run for Senate on the Democrat ticket in Mass. he is much better aligned with the Bah-stan Dems than the citizens ofUtah. A nice recall election would be appropriate!!
    Folks we have got to primary these idiots. We should not have to hold our noses and cast a vote for someone who has an R beside their name knowing full well the only thing Republican about them is their so-called party. Romney, Comey, Mueller—all professed Republicans. Time for a reality check. Even AOC makes more sense than Romney. Need I say more??

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  18. JimmyB says:

    Remember who has Executive Privilege to release anything that legal and constitutional!

    Liked by 3 people

  19. amaezed one says:

    This is President Donald J. Trump…not Jeb Bush. After 2yrs Mueller hasn’t found anything b/c there’s nothing there. Remember, this is Mueller the attack dog of the 21st Century. If he can’t find the dope, do you think the Dims will…uh uh. TCT has painted a bad picture which I don’t agree with. Team Trump aren’t fools. They have might on their side. They have virtue on their side. They have the law on their side. POTUS was put here for a reason. This is the start of a fight against a thousand years of corruption. POTUS is making headway’s. By the mere fact Team Trump has the World Swamp fearing him speaks volumes. One man can do so much damage to them…!! OMG yes. If Mueller finishes his report…it’s all over. Therefore he wont anytime soon if ever. An insurance policy is lifetime. Barr will step in and sort that out. If not, he’s out. Mueller is the Achilles heel. I won’t even say “STAY POSITIVE”. Move over rover and let Trump take over. LOL Cheer and have an efficient day….:)

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  20. concerned3 says:

    Ask President Trump to make a covert recording of SC Robert Mueller (the team, not the person) and DAG Rod Rosenstein making the following statement and release it to the American People. Along with all the declassified documents.

    “SC Robert Mueller (the team, not the person) and DAG Rod Rosenstein have already explained to POTUS Trump that if he attempts any declassification of documents currently part of Mueller’s investigative purview (that’s literally everything and/or anything they lay claim to), the Special Counsel investigative unit will consider that interference with their investigation of him (President Trump). That threat, and the advice of White House lawyers (prior counsel no longer present), led to Trump backing down in September:”


  21. Ruckus Tom says:

    Ignore any subpoenas or show up to them and say “I don’t remember”. Works for defecrats.

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  22. G. Combs says:

    Zorro says: “Please describe that leverage tool.”

    The leverage tool is the fact that Hillary Clinton and the DNC via Perkins Coie HIRED Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on President Trump AND THE UK & AUSSIE GOVERNMENTS HELPED. You want COLLUSION with a foreign government?? Well there it is!

    ♦️ In early 2016 Fusion GPS an OUTSIDE CONTRACTOR, used Section 702 ‘ABOUT QUIRIES’ to dig up a Michael Cohen (Art dealer) going to Prague. This is the Sky Hook they planned to Hang President Trump on.

    Sometime in early 2016 Admiral Rogers became aware of “ongoing” and “intentional” violations of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Section 702 surveillance. — SUNDANCE
    h ttps://

    ♦️ Christopher Steele (Current?) MI6 is hired by FUSION GPS to compiled the smear filled “Steele Dossier” The UK government approved of giving the Steele dossier to the Obama FBI. It was the UK government that issued a press suppression notice (DA Notice) about Steele to try to keep their fingerprints OFF that dossier.

    Christopher Steele story: MI6 officers are never ex: briefing both ways – against Russia and US President
    — Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) 12 January 2017

    ♦️ January 13, 2017 — Downing Street defends move to protect identity of ex-MI6 agent behind Trump dossier.

    …Note that Theresa May (now UK PM, then Home Office and member of UK Nat Sec Council) may be implicated — Vachel Lindsay (@_VachelLindsay_) April 4, 2018

    ♦️ President Trump was ALSO spied upon by GCHQ, the British spy agency from AT LEAST 2015. (They have 24/7 access to the NSA database in Fort Meade, MD.) LINK AND Robert Hannigan, head of GCHQ was passing information about President Trump TO CIA director Brennan the whole time. Hannigan abruptly resign when President Trump was seated.

    Operation Fulsome
    “About two weeks later, on September 15, 2016, the British Government being run by Prime Minister THERESA MAY approved what they called “Operation FULSOME” and began spying on Donald Trump, his businesses and his Presidential campaign.”

    The usual backup stuff:
    Stop Calling It “Incidental” Collection of Americans’ Emails: The Gov’t’s Renewed Surveillance Powers

    22 Jan 2018
    “ALLEGATION: Section 702 enables the U.S. intelligence agencies to collect Americans’ communications without a warrant.

    TRUTH: Section 702 is never used to target Americans. Multiple federal courts including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board have found Section 702 to be constitutional. Furthermore, independent reviews by Congressional oversight committees, Inspectors General, federal courts and the President’s Privacy and Civil Liberty Oversight Board have revealed no evidence that Section 702 has ever been intentionally used to target Americans. Doing so would be illegal.” FALSE!….: EXCEPT we NOW KNOW this is incorrect and 85% of the Section 702 WERE UNLAWFUL!

    EARLIER FISA warrants were turned down
    October 21th, 2016 (Initial) Comey + Sally Yates (DAG from 1/10/2015 – 1/30/2017)
    January 19th, 2017 (Renewal 1) Comey + Sally Yates (DAG from 1/10/2015 – 1/30/2017)
    April 19th, 2017 (Renewal 2) Comey + Dana Boente (DAG from 2/19/2017 – 4/25/2017)
    July 18th, 2017 (Renewal 3) McCabe + Rod Rosenstein (DAG from 4/26/2017 – present)

    A2 said on April 13, 2017 at 8:56 pm
    Interesting point is that ex-Tony Blair advisor Robert Hannigan was the guy overseeing the funding of Brit Intel agencies. He was appointed Director-General of Defence and Intelligence with effect from 1 March 2010 until November 2014 where he liaised with his US counterparts. That was during the first Obama administration.
    In November of 2014, he was appointed the Director of the signals intelligence and cryptography agency the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). So his tenure there covered the second Obama administration….

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  23. Rachelle says:

    The Democrats have already set precedents for ignoring House subpoenas. Might bite them just as the Reid prececents in the Senate have done.

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Iamcat says:

    I just cannot fathom how anyone could support these men. They are all greasy swindlers or just plain stupid.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. JTwig says:

    What I can’t wait for is how the FBI will suddenly become corrupt or obstructionist once again according to democrats. They are going to attemp to supeana many of the same documents as the Republicans because they think they show evidence of Trump corruption (while Republicans did so because they thought the opposite), only to be denied access. The DOJ can’t afford for anyone outside of a small circle seen what is in many of them. The party leaders (who know what is in the files) can’t stop the party rank and file from doing so as they need the specticle, just as the Republican leadership did, but they know nothing of substance will come from it, again just like the Republican leadership did.

    Its all a show for us dirt people, with the cloud people using either their right or left hand to distract us depend on which dirt people they want to stir up at the time.

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  26. namberak says:

    PDJT is one hell of a man for putting up with this scum. We are truly blessed to have him in our corner!

    Liked by 2 people

  27. Sunsettommy says:

    It will backfire on the Leftists because people get tired or reading about endless investigations against Trump that never comes to pass. The Impeachment threats gets old after talking about it for two years.

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  28. Brian Baker says:

    Is there any way for republicans (i.e. freedom caucus, Meadows, Jordan, Nunes, etc) to stall or prevent Cohen from testifying before he reports to prison?

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Perot Conservative says:

    OK, I’m really unclear on something.

    1. Isn’t the release of the Mueller Report a good thing?! Can’t PT then declassify with no legal threat?

    2. Aren’t Whitaker or Barr responsible for release, partial release, or no release?

    3. Great Idea? Can’t we sign up Joe DiGenova as the independent “counter point” to their LIES, SPIN, and Witch Hunt?

    Thank you in advance!

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    • lemmus1 says:

      Since when has legal declassification of exculpatory material by the chief declassification authority in our government become ‘obstruction’? …SCOTUS would throw that out in a nano sec

      We know the MSM and Congress would scream bloody murder if Whitaker had actually removed Rosie from oversight of Mueller. So he hasn’t, even though Whitaker was cleared of any recusal requirement more than two weeks ago now by the same ethics review committee that required Sessions to recuse. He is not subject to any ‘obstruction’ charge since he is not a target of the SC …so why has he not moved to assume his legal oversight responsibilities of the SC?

      imnsho, it’s not an ‘obstruction’ charge that is holding Trump back …that just doesn’t hold water …so what IS holding Trump and Whitaker back?

      What if Rosie/Mueller have something on a Trump family member, not Russia related?
      I can’t think of anything else that would lead to the current standoff.


  30. Another Scott says:

    Wonder what would happen if President Trump became disruptor in chief and hired hatchetmen as heads of the FBI and DOJ? They could start firing career deep staters and get both organizations so mired in wrongful termination legal battles that they would grind to a halt and become useless to the Democrats in their grand schemes….

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    • lemmus1 says:

      …those ‘hatchetmen’ would require Senate approval …and that isn’t going to happen …unless Barr is Trump’s hatchetman …and his Bush/Deep State links make that most unlikely …but then ‘unlikely’ things have become the norm ever since the escalator ride …hope springs eternal

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  31. Liaer porpaganda & socialism and corrupt Democrats need fully investigation,

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  32. Steve says:

    We’ll see how bad the deep state really is if they start complying with dem subpeana’s, unlike their stonewalling of repub subpeana’s over the last 10 years.

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  33. TwoLaine says:

    I watched FNC’s Scandalous show on the Clinton’s over the holiday. It reaffirms the cold anger over past and present promises denied and the continuing need for TERM LIMITS, if nothing else. Nadler was around back then, with an even fatter self, if you can imagine, and SO MANY OTHERS!

    I want an immediate impeachment process to begin for any swamp creature who has been there 20 years or more. These positions were never to be lifetime appointments. Our ancestors have been rolling over in their graves for decades, centuries, watching all this PORK.

    And what in the average staff ration one each Congress person? Two is too many as far as I am concerned.

    If you keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting things to change…

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  34. pochas94 says:

    So the Democrats are planning their farce of investigations and impeachment hearings. They will accomplish nothing. Typical.

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  35. hard masada says:

    Here’s another NON-Newstory. There is a MORE important story coming out of California that may have Natl implications. JUDICIAL has won their lawsuit against voter fraud; making the state purge at least 1.5 million ineligible voters from the roll.

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