Leaked Lisa Page Testimonial Transcripts on CIA Brennan Angle, Confirms Likelihood of Dossier Origination….

The leak wars have officially begun.  “Caveat emptor” (buyer beware) is the general warning to all interested followers of the story-lines.

In response to leaks of congressional testimony to The Epoch Times (Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe) damaging to the prior narratives of the DOJ and FBI; the opposing side of the political continuum begins leaking transcripts to the New York Times (James Baker) favorable to the DOJ and specifically FBI.  Damn these insufferable leakers, their agendas, and their weaponized political motives; all of them.

CTH suspected this bull sh*t was going to start as soon as we saw the first Lisa Page transcript leak.

As a result we are now reduced to reviewing information through the pre-filter of the media outlet delivering the analysis of the transcript; a process CTH hates with the passion of a thousand supernovas.

The New York Times leak-angle is to justify *why* the FBI contemplated opening an investigation on candidate, president-elect and president Trump . – SEE HERE –  That said, sticking with the Epoch Times leak-angle on Lisa Page testimony for a moment, there is an aspect to the CIA activity of John Brennan which confirms prior suspicions.

Here’s the part that pertains to earlier CTH research on the issue of Brennan, the CIA, and more importantly Fusion-GPS contract employee Nellie Ohr who we confirmed also worked for the CIA:

Epoch Times […]  Page staunchly maintained that any briefings given to the White House were always about the “Russian active measures effort” and were not in relation to “Crossfire Hurricane,” the FBI’s name for their counterintelligence investigation into the Trump-Russia allegations.

Brennan has admitted during congressional testimony that his intelligence helped establish the FBI counterintelligence investigation:

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

This admission is important, particularly since Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) had previously disclosed that no official intelligence was used to open the FBI’s investigation.

Brennan’s role was highlighted again during testimony, as one Representative questioning Page questioned her in relation to an Aug. 25, 2016, text message: “What are you doing after the CH brief?” CH almost certainly referred to “Crossfire Hurricane.”

Page was asked specifically about an event that occurred on the same day:

“It’s the same day that Director Brennan is briefing Harry Reid, is why I ask. And so what you’re saying is you were unaware that Director Brennan was briefing Harry Reid that same day?”

Page said she was unaware of Brennan’s briefing to Reid. She was then asked the following:

“You give a brief on August the 25th. Director Brennan is giving a brief. It’s not a Gang of Eight brief. It is a one-on-one, from what we can tell, a one-on-one briefing with Harry Reid at that point. And it becomes apparent, based on your text messages and based on Director Comey’s emails, that you all are aware that that conversation took place. Were you aware that Director Brennan had a briefing with Harry Reid and that you expected a letter from Harry Reid?”

Page noted that she remembered the letter sent by Reid, but seemed confused as to Brennan’s involvement and possible knowledge of the Steele dossier. Worth noting is that while some within the FBI likely had parts of the dossier in July, the Counterintelligence investigative team did not receive it until mid-September during a trip to Rome where they met personally with Steele.

The Representative, who was clearly aware of the disparity in timing, focused on precisely how Brennan might have been aware of the dossier in August:

Rep.: So what you’re saying is, is that you had no knowledge of these potential unverified memos prior to the middle part of September in your investigation?

Page: That is correct, sir.

Rep.: Okay. So on August 30th, you and Peter are going back and forth, and you go, “Here we go.”  If you’ll look at 9:44:50 on August the 30th, you go, “Here we go.” And it’s referencing “Harry Reid Cites Evidence of Russian Tampering in the U.S. Vote and Seeks FBI.” Now, what happens is, and what I guess gives me a little bit of concern is, if you drop down, that if you drop down to the same day, August 30th, 9:45, it says:  “The D”—which I assume means Director—”said at the a.m. brief that Reid had called him and told him that he would be sending the letter.”

Page: Okay.

Rep.: So you get a brief that says, well, we got the letter, but it’s almost like it’s a coordinated effort between Harry Reid and the FBI Director, because obviously, he’s briefing you.

After a bit of back and forth, Page responded, “I don’t know what Harry Reid was told or why or what the purpose of Brennan [was.]”

The Representative pressed on:

“Why would Director Brennan be aware of things that the FBI was not aware of at this particular point when it actually would potentially involve, according to Peter Strzok’s word on January 10th of 2017, an unverified salacious set of memos?”

And then the big reveal:

Rep.: We have documents that would suggest that in that briefing the dossier was mentioned to Harry Reid and then obviously we’re going to have to have conversations. Does that surprise you that Director Brennan would be aware [of the dossier]?

Page: Yes, sir.  Because with all due honesty, if Director Brennan—so we got that information from our source, right?  The FBI got this information from our source. If the CIA had another source of that information, I am neither aware of that nor did the CIA provide it to us if they did, because the first time we —

Rep.: We do know there are multiple sources.

Page: I do know that.  I do know that the information ultimately found its way lots of different places, certainly in October of 2016.  But if the CIA as early as August, in fact, had those same reports, I am not aware of—I’m not aware of that and nor do I believe they provided them to us, and that would be unusual.

Rep.: Were you aware that Christopher Steele had conversations or multiple conversations with Fusion GPS and others outside of just working special intel for you?

Page: As of August of 2016, I don’t know who Christopher Steele is. I don’t know that he’s an FBI source. I don’t know what he does. I have never heard of him in all of my life. So let me just sort of be clear. When the FBI first receives the reports that are known as the dossier from an FBI agent who is Christopher Steele’s handler in September of 2016 at that time, we do not know who—we don’t know why these reports have been generated.  We don’t know for what purpose.

A bit later in the discussion, the representative asked another question:

“So you don’t know whether it’s a coordinated effort to get you those documents or not at that point in September?

Page responds, “Coordinated by whom, sir?

Rep.: Anybody, other than a confidential human source saying, “Listen, I’ve got reason to be concerned and bring it to you.” It could be coordinated by the CIA. It could have been coordinated by Fusion GPS. You don’t know.

Page: At the time that we received the documentation, no. What we have is the preexisting relationship with the source and the reliability of his prior reporting.  (more)

The key issue here is one of timing.  Lisa Page states emphatically the FBI investigative unit first became aware of the Steele Dossier in mid-September 2016.   However, CIA Director John Brennan is demonstrably briefing Gang-of-Eight Senators (including Harry Reid) in August 2016 on the material in the dossier.

Page says: “If the CIA had another source of that information, I am neither aware of that nor did the CIA provide it to us if they did.”  This cuts to the heart of the dossier origination as our CTH research discovered it back in 2017.

Billionaire supporter of Marco Rubio, Paul Singer, originally contracted with Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS) for opposition research on Trump in late-fall 2015.  Glenn Simpson and his wife Mary Jacoby had extensive pre-existing research files on Paul Manafort and Russia dating back years.

Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson then hires Nellie Ohr at the end of November 2015 to work on the Trump project.   Nellie Ohr works on that project throughout Dec ’15, Jan, Feb, March, April 2016.   The Fusion-GPS contract with Paul Singer was discontinued in March 2016; but Nellie Ohr continued working on it.  The reason why we put Nellie at the center of that graphic more than a year ago is because of her importance:

In April 2016, after Paul Singer cancelled the contract with Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson’s wife Mary Jacoby goes to the White House (April 19th, 2016).  Immediately thereafter Team Clinton picks up the research and start paying Glenn Simpson (Fusion-GPS) to continue developing it.  However, at the same time Clinton picked up the Trump project, Fusion contracts Christopher Steele to write his research dossier.

Mrs. Nellie Ohr was not only a Fusion GPS contracted employee, she was also part of the CIA’s Open Source Works, in Washington DC (link)  Both Mr. Bruce Ohr and Mrs Nellie Ohr worked on a collaborative CIA group project surrounding International Organized Crime. (pdf here) Page #30 Screen Shot Below

When you overlay the timeline with the demonstrable activity, it becomes transparently easy to see exactly what was taking place.

Here’s what has always seemed obvious:

♦ When Glenn Simpson hired Nellie Ohr (Nov ’15) he was hiring a CIA analyst and Russian expert.  Nellie Ohr had research access to the FBI/NSA database.  It is almost guaranteed Mrs. Ohr’s work in Dec, Jan, Feb, March was done by exploiting her “contractor” access to the database through FISA-702(16)(17) searches.

♦ It is not coincidental that the exact timeline when the NSA compliance officer noted an uptick in FISA-702(16)(17) database search abuses (November ’15 through April ’16) coincides perfectly with Nellie Ohr’s contract with Fusion GPS.  The FISA court report from Judge Rosemary Collyer speaks directly to this timeline:

(link)

♦ Glenn Simpson hired Ohr in November 2015,  Nellie took the material already assembled by Glenn Simpson and Mary Jacoby in years passed, and used her CIA access to the FISA database to prove it, and enhance it.   She eventually built out more evidence and expanded the research.   By mid April 2016 Nellie Ohr had amassed a bunch of illegally obtained information surrounding the Trump empire, and, additionally, had information on Manafort and Russia etc.

♦ When Team Clinton get involved in April 2016 (that team includes Brennan Inc.), they needed to weaponize all of Nellie Ohr’s research.  That’s where Chris Steele is brought in to receive the Nellie Ohr information, launder it into an intelligence product, where it became “the Steele Dossier”, and then inject it back into the intelligence community.  CIA Director Brennan always knew of the material before the FBI did, because Brennan was part of the construction team.

Christopher Steele is not the actual author of the material inside the ‘Steele Dossier’, but rather he was attempting to wash away evidence of FISA database abuse by finding alternate confirmation for the underlying material.  Once he could provide ¹plausible secondary origination for Ohr’s material, Steele sent it back to Fusion-GPS in chapters.

Nellie Ohr was, is, and will always be, the factual author of the material inside the Steele Dossier.  Notably Nellie Ohr refused to testify to the joint house committee citing spousal privilege as the excuse to avoid questioning.

Nellie Ohr, a CIA contract employee, is at the epicenter of the Steele Dossier; and as a result she is the person who created the basis for all of the FISA surveillance warrants that exploited the dossier for approval.

Of course CIA Director Brennan was briefing Harry Reid in August 2016 on the dossier material a month prior to the FBI unit receiving it…. Brennan helped create it.

¹”plausible” – the Cohen-in-Prague mistake within the Steele Dossier is evidence of Nellie Ohr mistakenly interpreting a database search query result for the wrong Michael Cohen.

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467 Responses to Leaked Lisa Page Testimonial Transcripts on CIA Brennan Angle, Confirms Likelihood of Dossier Origination….

  1. whoseyore says:

    The Media’s job starts right now! Manipulate this information into a story that makes the DOJ, FBI, HRC, BHO, and all of the other leftist Swampers involved come out looking clean as a whistle. Plus it gives the creatures some time to get their stories in order and practice their lines for the polygraph.

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  2. ggmppv says:

    Locker he up in Gitmo in chains. That is where she belongs. When she starts talking, the chains can come off.

    Liked by 3 people

    • kiskiminetas says:

      When the chains come off she needs to put into a cell.

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      Lisa Page is in the “open borders, therefore open thighs” camp. I want to see the Page vs Page and Strzok vs Strzok divorce pleadings and discovery. Safe bet all parties and attorneys are subject to execution by the Clinton Crime Syndicate. Seth Rich’s family were terrified. They halted investigation and news coverage of their son’s execution. Who does that? MAGA/KAG ! USA is rapidly rising in the ranks to most corrupt nation on Earth. “Campaign Contributions” are bribes. No other country on the planet approaches the total bribe money paid in USA. Not even close. Throw in asassinations, junkets, perks, whores, drugs, pedophilia, insider trading… No nation comes close. STINK !!!

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  3. Chip Doctor says:

    Great. I just enjoyed watching Luka Doncic come very close to a triple double as the Mavs beat Wolves. Now I am all pissed off before I go to bed. Hate these people.

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  4. MikeN says:

    One problem with this theory:
    What intelligence did Nellie Ohr acquire from NSA/FBI databases that she needed Steele launder?

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    • sundance says:

      The whole thing. Steele’s entire Dossier is Nellies research !!

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      • kiskiminetas says:

        Exactly!

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      • Coast says:

        I think what’s being asked is what valid data was being used? Why would you need a NSA/FBI database to write fictitious garbage?

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      • RJones says:

        We keep getting told none of it was true.

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      • tucker7518 says:

        Nellie Ohr wrote most of the dossier in Bruce’s office, a few doors down from Rosenstein.

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      • Bob, Esq. says:

        One other reason I think you’re right about Brennan is the April 19, 2016 Whitehouse meeting. The fact that Jacoby was able to arrange a Whitehouse visit the very day after FISA access was cut off suggests to me that the Obama administration was on board long before Richards disrupted FUSION’s exploitation of raw FISA information.

        Thus the reason I’ve been trying to figure out where and when Brennan’s path crosses with Simpson/Jacoby/Ohr/Steele.

        So are you saying Brennan gets involved during the time of Ohr’s research in late 2015?

        So it’s not:
        Simpson/Jacoby >> Nellie Ohr (RAW FISA amplifications)>>Steele>>British Intel>>Brennan

        But:
        Simpson/Jacoby >> Nellie Ohr (With Brennan’s help??)>>Steele>>etc. ??

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    • jmarshs says:

      Every bit of what comprised the Steele dossier. Steele did ZERO research. All of the dossier info came from Nellie.

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      • jmarshs says:

        And, to add to my above post, Steele knew exactly why he was hired – to pose as a “legitimate” “third-party” source of the info that was obtained by the blatant illegal search of the NSA data base.

        See, the NSA collects terabytes of data on an hourly (if not minute) basis. Dang near every email, phone conversation, text message, internet browser search (posts on blogs like this one) are collected by the NSA and stored and attached to your and my names.

        Trump’s conversations/communications were being accessed by Nellie and the Obama gang (and I’m assuming Rubio’s, Cruz’s, Bernie’s, & Stein’s, communications as well – among others).

        The Steele dossier was a way of justifying this massive, illegal abuse of the system. Had HRC been elected, then this would all have been swept under the rug.

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      • Tom H says:

        The problem with this theory is that info received via Nellie’s intel sources would be true (for the most part), although illegally obtained. But the Dossier is 99% BS, made-up crap. Am I missing something?

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        • If I’m going to say Bob picked up a hooker at 1st and Main St at 9pm on Aug 14, I better make sure he was actually in that area at that time. Bob picking up a hooker is garbage, but the rest of the info can be obtained from the NSA database.

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        • jmarshs says:

          The intelligence community will do anything to hide the fact that tons of info is being collected on American Citizens. They routinely create “parallel” sources to hide this fact.

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        • WSB says:

          They took dates, names, parties, occasions and anything else and then color the events.

          The President could say none of this happened, but the press, the UniParty and the swamp would just steam roll a President. Just not this one.

          They did this to Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan, and now Trump.

          Kennedy and Nixon did not survive this treatment, Reagan did at great cost to the nation. And President Trump is bulldozing through.

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          • Think Kavenaugh, there is a story of something happening, details are distorted, insert different people into the story, then launder the info through different venues to give appearance of confirmation.
            They pulled the ‘Russian’ Facebook ad crap as a pretext on Trump and to add color, repeated the scenario on Roy Moore, and again during the 2018 election cycle. These people are not reinventing the wheel, merely using a compliant media echo chamber and uncompliant DOJ.
            Mueller will finish up, then magically the documents that the House requests will be readily available. Trump will still have the opportunity to declassify to use as leverage ( I don’t like the politics, but he has to keep himself protected) IMHO.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        And that explains the chicken feed amount that Fusion paid Steele for his work. He was just the ghost writer, so to speak.

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        • jebg46 says:

          Like just the seal of a kiss, a Steele fingerprint using his old Soviet contacts to give it the right flavor. That’s why the FBI couldn’t verify it. Very old used up Soviets are hard to track down after 20 years. Steele did not go to Russia because he is banned there.

          I couldn’t figure out why Steele was paid so little when Hillary paid millions to Fusion. Obama funneled over $950,000 through Perkins Coi, Di Fienstein’s Lackey raised $50 million. No wonder Steele was frantic to stay in touch with Bruce Ohr, he wanted to cash in! After all, everyone else was getting richly rewarded. How many off shore accounts were created to soak up all this cash?

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    • Tom H says:

      Yes. It always seemed to me that Steele just fabricated the stuff in the Dossier. Granted, some background material may have come from Nellie and her research….but really, the Russian hookers?

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    • WSB says:

      The only way to make the dossier look legit was to put into the hands of the FBI to make it look as though it came from foreign sources.

      Nellie took real time places and dates and created the events. Steele made it look legit because he is a British ex MI 6.

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  5. Amy2 says:

    Wow. Just wow.

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  6. Bucknutguy says:

    Great. So what do we do with this?

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  7. JohnCarlson says:

    So “The Battle of the Leakers” has begun?

    If so, at least we are firing now too.

    Liked by 5 people

    • meow4me2 says:

      I don’t know that our side was firing the shots. Someone leaked to Carlson, but the testimony definitely had a FBI vs. DOJ vs. CIA feel. Lisa went out of her way to show interference of the DOJ. I think Lisa gave her testimony, but what we’ve seen so far had a protective bent toward the FBI. IOW, sounds like she fired the shots, in a lawyerly way, during her testimony.

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    • kiskiminetas says:

      The battle is now bubbling to the surface for them. In their intent to cover their sixes with said leaks they have exposed themselves once again with the consequences of more of the public at large being awakened to their nefarious ways.

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      • Ziiggii says:

        This is all a result of Cohen being announced to sit publicly in front of Congress.

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        They are getting backed into a corner. They have to be careful what they say because a pretty good amount is known. They can only say so much without being laughable liars.

        Long game: someone eventually will have to decide that it is worth it to squeal versus to Arkancide himself or herself.

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  8. evergreen says:

    When Brennan or Clapper briefed the incoming Trump with the golden showers dossier “to educate him on fiction being circulated and console him as to its Inauthenticity”, that was the dead give-away of the setup.

    I knew that real time. History only confirms my belief. These guys were transparent to any alert citizen. The press was free to report as nauseum, because it was “briefed content” and therefore newsworthy if for only that fact.

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  9. Chris M says:

    Sundance, thanks for the update. Whenever a government agency leaks to their media ally, I always wonder about the timing, as it is intended to distract from something. Distract from what and why now? Thanks to your work, it’s clear now that it is because of the excellent reporting by Jeff Carlson.

    It also means that you guys are onto something and they know it…

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  10. Greg1 says:

    I think you nailed it down really, really tight.

    If only there could be justice brought to play somewhere in there…….

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  11. JohnCarlson says:

    As Stalin said, “It’s not who votes that matters, it’s who counts the votes that matters”, and so too, “It’s not the evidence that matters, it’s what evidence is made public that matters”.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. JustSomeInputFromAz says:

    Note to the Swamp: you Lost, you are incompetent and will continue to Lose.

    Burn the DOJ/FBI to the ground and salt it……..

    Liked by 4 people

    • JohnCarlson says:

      In the TV movie “Purgatory” those who had done bad things, but also had good in them, got a chance to prove themselves before the decision was made as to which way they went, Heaven or Hell. No need to test the DOJ/FBI any more as they are going straight to Hell.

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  13. SD substantiates his earlier analysis of how and who initiated the dossier and Brennan’s dissemination of innuendo and falsehoods – another good job by SD. What’s going to happen to SD’s research? Anyone know if perps will ever be charged with a crime? How? When? Hope? Pray or just start drinking heavily?

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Frankly, we are in a historical circumstance that has never been seen before.

      Sure Caeser was stabbed by Brutus, as a conspirator, and so affected the entire Roman Empire. But we have never had a world event where so much has been or could be known to the public, where the media is so extensive, the existing data (NSA, travel records, etc.) are so extensive, and where such an empire was the prize. Add: the rival was quite powerful herself, with connections and deals across the globe literally, and now in retrospect seems thus far to be untouchable.

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  14. REX says:

    Sundance, agree on your point about leak wars, but just to note that the NYT piece was NOT based on transcripts. Jeff’s was, however.

    It’s incredibly frustrating to see millions of Americans being hoodwinked by the NYT and Obama/Clinton proxies.

    Also, POTUS Trump clearly plans to allow the chaos and civil unrest to continue, when he could end this using his powers as POTUS, with full transparency via declassification. I’m a huge Trump supporter, but I think it’s appalling that he is doing this.

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    • Well Rex, maybe…just maybe…VSGPDJT knows “some things” that ‘we’ don’t know and perhaps that’s the reason “he is doing this”…..
      What do I know? I’m just an old deplorable.

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    • sundance says:

      …”according to James A. Baker, who served as F.B.I. general counsel until late 2017. He privately testified in October before House investigators who were examining the F.B.I.’s handling of the full Russia inquiry.

      “Not only would it be an issue of obstructing an investigation, but the obstruction itself would hurt our ability to figure out what the Russians had done, and that is what would be the threat to national security,” Mr. Baker said in his testimony, portions of which were read to The New York Times.”….

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      • JohnCarlson says:

        So unclovering up is now Obstruction of Justice, just as Ignorance is Strength and War is Peace. Orwell’s 1984 was suppose to be a warning, not an instruction book.

        By this “logic”, Nixon was the hero of Watergate as he, and his, covered thing up, and those who uncovered things were the villains who obstructed justice.

        It’s a Mad House!!! Clearly, nations can go insane.

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        • JohnCarlson says:

          The above refers to the threats to President Trump being charged with “Obstruction of Justice” if he uncovers (“unredacts”) much of anything about what the real criminals did.

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        • Phil aka Felipe says:

          Rom 1:28-32 KJV
          (28) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
          (29) Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
          (30) Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
          (31) Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
          (32) Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

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      • romy911 says:

        Trying to follow along. If PDJT declassifies, they (Mueller) will charge him with obstruction – obstructing an investigation, specifically the Mueller Investigation?

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        • JohnCarlson says:

          That seems to be about it. Uncovering is Obstruction of Justice just as War is Peace and Ignorance is Strength. Sounds insane to you to, I take it.

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          • TheLastDemocrat says:

            It is. But it has a degree of plausibility.
            I had fraud on a credit card. Once the CC people (dont leave home without it) had the clue that fraud might be happening, they told me they could give no information.

            Why not? Because if they gave me just the right bit of information, I might learn that my dear Cousin Larry was the fraudster.

            A buddy of mine asks for prayers for this and that, and sometimes it is for a child of his as the child gets involved in yet another work-related project – but none of us can know where or what since it might expose developing military actions. He cannot say “Syria” or “Afghanistan” or “NK.”

            Therefore you have to be careful about what you leak in an investigation.

            This is quite a good cover.

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      • WSB says:

        Saw this and had to rub my eyes. Connecting the dots.

        Maybe we will soon be seeing a Presidential tweet about uncovering evidence?

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    • Ziiggii says:

      Read the Lawfare piece I linked below. Whittes specifically states the NYT piece is based off on transcript of Baker’s testimony that NYT received prior to the holidays.

      When did Jeff get his ‘leak’?

      The reason why is coming into focus and by whom at least partly.

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  15. If people truly understood that the “dossier” was actually sourced by in-house HIGH LEVEL government appointees, leveraging “supposedly secret and constitutionally protected” intrusions on private individuals…just wow.
    But the average American does not understand this at all.
    And worse, the implications of this happening so early, and the IC’s frustration with “how long it took” to get a “legitimate” surveillance warrant on the Trump campaign, is horrifying.

    But, I fear that in the age when so many people share everything online without a second thought, they can’t grasp the enormity of the crimes.

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      Perfect use of the word “enormity.” Another often misused “word” is “normalcy.” It’s not even a word but was invented by Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge in his “Return to Normalcy” slogan.

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  16. citizen817 says:

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    • Coast says:

      So Brennan admits what most democrats won’t, and that is that Congress must do it’s job for the shutdown to end. And I thought that Trump was causing the shutdown.

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      For crying out loud WHY in the hell is Brennan still blabbing ? He accuses Trump of being “unstable, unfit and reckless ” which is clearly, projection on Brennan’s part.

      These people have some brass ones…. it is really amazing to watch this this level of self delusion.

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      In the meeting Tuesday (?) VSPGPDJT got Nancy to admit that even if he re-opened the government (ended the shutdown) after 30 days there still would be nothing for the wall. What Brennan is saying is end the shutdown and then the dims can go on and do exactly w/e they want with no regard to what We, the People have been demanding. They have reneged on their promises time after time after time once the GOP gives in to their demands. That is what the dims call negotiating.

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  17. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Makes sense. Thanks SD.

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  18. Latina says:

    There’s already so much out there, enough to send them to jail, yet, nothing!

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  19. Now would be an excellent time for President Trump to declass the fisa applications, Strzok and Page texts, emails and I forget the fourth item. Problem is the U.K. and New Zealand will not like it and it would be a waste of leverage. Hmmmmmm. What to do!

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    • kiskiminetas says:

      MMA our man Trump will declass when the appropriate time comes. It does not matter what the UK, NZ, Aussies or others do as they all have been exposed. The ultimate leverage is Declass and it is the other side’s nightmare. There is a reason as to why the “bigwigs’ have not been chirping so much lately.

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      • jmarshs says:

        “The ultimate leverage is Declass….”

        Yep. +1

        I suspect that “declass” will also bring down McCain, Ryan, Graham, Sessions, Rubio and Gowdy, etc. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see their cowardly names on the FISA Warrant.

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      I do not give a red rats arse WHAT the UK and New Zealand want or don’t want. Everyone for the most part knows they are involved– remember Hillary’s trip to New Zealand ?

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    • spoogels says:

      YES!
      Declassify NOW
      Who care about the UK, Australia and NZ?
      Australia and NZ NEEDS the US to counter Trump. Besides Turnbull (who was Australian PM) and John Key (NZs PM) –BOTH globalists and thick with Obama–are GONE

      The UK needs the US because of Brexit.

      So I don’t think there will be any harm done to US relationships if Trump declassifies.
      Besides it will show UK, OZ, NZ that Pres Trump is the BOSS.

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  20. Latina says:

    It would be nice for leaks to become a daily event. In one week we could have the whole story out.

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  21. Latina says:

    Can Nunes become a whistleblower and tell all?

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  22. Broseph Mcgee says:

    I’ve wondered what it’s like inside the head of a person like Nellie Ohr. Is there anything left in this woman’s soul?

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  23. chojun says:

    This whole thing is so convoluted. However, I did read the Epoch Times article by Jeff (I suggest everyone reads it). Here’s my takeaway:

    It looks like John Brennan is the central player in the whole thing. I think that Brennan initiated/provoked and manipulated the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

    Unless I am misunderstanding, Crossfire Hurricane began in earnest at the Clinton campaign and passed via Perkins Coie/Fusion GPS to Christopher Steele (likely via some intel laundered via Nellie Ohr). When the FBI wasn’t biting on the intel, Brennan intervened to provoke the official FBI investigation. I think ultimately they were trying to set up an October surprise of their own (“BREAKING: Drumpf colluding with Putin”)

    Of course, from the testimony of Lisa Page it’s clear that she hasn’t “flipped” and wasn’t trying to throw her colleagues at the FBI under the bus. Quite the contrary – her testimony appears to protect the FBI and so it should be taken with a grain of salt. But one thing’s clear, the DOJ had their fingers on this whole thing. They had willing accomplices at the FBI but needed the impetus and an insurance policy to guide them into the investigation. Brennan provided this, it appears.

    Again, this is all assuming I understood Page’s testimony correctly.

    With that said, I doubt this goes any higher than John Brennan into the Obama Administration.

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    • justlizzyp says:

      This all sounds plausible to me, and I particularly agree that Team Clinton were attempting to create their own October surprise- Hillary was trying really hard to get someone to run with the Russia angle and I remember wondering what she was getting at (the same way I wondered what Sen. Harris was getting at with her cross examination of Justice Kavanaugh about whether he’d ever communicated with anyone from that law firm. Both were pushing their point for some reason.)

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    • AModerateMan says:

      This situation supports my observation of a video where someone was interviewing Brennan prior to the inauguration and when he was asked about Trump, I could see in his face and eyes someone who hated Donald Trump more than he could bare. From that point forward, I had always thought that Brennan was the originator of the coup attempt. So sad!

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        Brennan, first muzzie CIA head *, was everywhere bad: Kobar Towers, 9/11 attack by his muzzie buddies, Iraq WMD scam, failed coup attempt against the greatest POTUS since Washington…Stinking muzzie ! * Mohammed Obama was the only muzzie to take over our White House. MAGA/KAG !

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        • AModerateMan says:

          Brennan is a hater, Comey is a douche-bag and Hillary Clinton is the evilest witch in our country’s history (no one even close).

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    • RJones says:

      Yeah…because Obama embraces such stirling ethics.

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      • chojun says:

        I agree with your snark but unfortunately Obama is too well-protected. I’m not saying that he isn’t knowledgeable or even complicit – I’m saying that he’ll probably escape the whole ordeal whilst people around him go down in flames.

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        • Sayit2016 says:

          If there is any JUSTICE Obama would be in jail.

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        • jebg46 says:

          Question. Who did Jacoby, Simpson’s wife, of Fusion GPS, meet with in the White House April 19, the day after Justice Colleyer’s court order stopping contractor access to the NSA database inquiries by NellieOhr and others? She spent several hours there. Shortly after, Obama sent $950,000 to Perkins Cui. How many were involved the in those WH meetings? Are there logs to see who and with whom they met?

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    • tucker7518 says:

      Obama told Brennan, Comey. Clapper and Susan Rice is a final meeting in January, 2017, that “We did everything by the book”. Susie Rice even e-mailed this message to herself.

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  24. Appalled says:

    April 18 2016 – Rogers shut down FBI/NSD contractor access to the FISA Search System.
    April 18, 2016 – Russia launched a second phase of its cyberattack on DNC servers located in Virginia and Washington DC. This attack was executed by GRU agents.
    April 22, 2016 – Russian intelligence prepared massive amounts of data for exfiltration from DNC servers.
    April 28, 2016 – DNC IT Staff detected and ultimately confirmed access to the DNC network by unauthorized users.
    April 28, 2016 – DNC CEO Amy Dacy spoke with Michael Sussmann, a DNC lawyer and partner with Perkins Coie. Sussmann contacted Shawn Henry, CSO and President of Crowdstrike Services.

    I always thought the timing of the alleged second phase Russian cyberattack was curious.

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  25. Ziiggii says:

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  26. Bryan Alexander says:

    Let’s cut to the chase.

    The Obama Administration committed gross violations of privacy, abuse of power and several felonies by using the NSA Databases for political opposition research. It is WITHOUT QUESTION that has occurred, based on the Collyer Report on FISA 702 Inquiry Abuses and the timelines that have been established by the testimony of those involved.

    Since it can be PROVEN that they committed these illegal acts using classified intelligence agencies generated information, why is it a stretch to believe that they tapped the phones/email/electronics of other Republicans?

    The biggest scandal the Republicans have ever committed was Watergate. That was some two-bit burgulars breaking in to get some political info.

    The Obama Administration used the NSA, CIA, FBI and who knows how many other agencies to conduct illegal electronic surveillance on at least one political enemy. The News Media refuses to even acknowledge the possibility that may have happened, much less actually assign even one reporter to look into it.

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    • DeAnna Vaughn says:

      Yes. The Obama administration weaponized our nation’s surveillance agencies to illegally target their political opposition, including the President of the United States of America. Mike Rogers, former NSA director, is a true hero for exposing this and then transferring the NSA to a military division instead of executive branch department so this could NEVER happen again.

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  27. mr.piddles says:

    Jan 11th is Lisa Page Day, I suppose.

    I wrote in the other Lisa Page thread that I DO NOT understand what exactly the FNYT article is trying to say. It is nonsensical. Unless I’m just being a total idiot (which is a distinct possibility).

    Paragraph #4 says:

    “Agents and senior F.B.I. officials had grown suspicious of Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign but held off on opening an investigation into him, the people said, in part because they were uncertain how to proceed with an inquiry of such sensitivity and magnitude. But the president’s activities before and after Mr. Comey’s firing in May 2017, particularly two instances in which Mr. Trump tied the Comey dismissal to the Russia investigation, helped prompt the counterintelligence aspect of the inquiry, the people said.”

    So they were “suspicious of Mr. Trump” DURING the 2016 campaign.

    But they “held off on opening an investigation”.

    But they were applying for FISA applications in 2016… for… what? For the hell of it? Cuz it’s fun?

    So then the FBI becomes alarmed **IN 2017** that Trump has some connection or other to Moscow. So the 2016 FBI Counterintelligence activity was… uh… what exactly? For the hell of it? Cuz it’s fun?

    The fake “Russia Counterintelligence Investigation” was already under way in 2016. WE ALREADY KNOW THIS!!! James Comey himself said so.

    “The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump campaign officials had improper contacts with Russia was triggered by information the bureau obtained about George Papadopoulos, a former adviser to the campaign, according to the memo released Friday by House Intelligence Committee Republicans.
    […]
    But the memo states that FBI agent Pete Strzok opened the investigation in July 2016 based on “information” about Papadapoulos, rather than the dossier.”

    https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/372043-memo-papadopoulos-info-triggered-fbis-russia-investigation

    So FNYT is trying to say that the FBI **OPENED** a “Russia Investigation” into Trump **AFTER** Trump allegedly asked Comey to end the “Russia Investigation”???? The “Russia Investigation” that didn’t exist yet?

    Please. Somebody. Help me understand.

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    • romy911 says:

      You already understand. The facts as outlined by CTH haven’t changed, they’ve just become more substantiated. Our President must be winning big on the Wall & border security, Trade, Pompeo’s speech on Egypt yesterday, etc. They have to attack & we’re back to Russian collusion & obstruction.

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      • Matthew LeBlanc says:

        Its like the Matrix when Neo sees the code for the first time. Fake news bullets are like that now. Anything relating to Russia myth gets shrug it off and a yawn.

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    • Conservativeinny says:

      Some people lie so much, they forget what they did and contradict what they said.

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    • DeAnna Vaughn says:

      NYT is just a propaganda arm of the Democratic party. They are just pushing the liberal talking points, not acting as journalists. If you look at the article from that perspective, it makes sense.

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  28. DeWalt says:

    Bruce Ohr knew all along where the information was coming from because he was sleeping with the creator. When Simpson stated it was coming from a Russian within the U.S. it gave Bruce plausible deniability about knowledge of the source. Bruce Ohr of the DOJ had to of known the same time as Brennan was breifing GO8. Could it be possible Strok knew also and Page was kept in dark?

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  29. k4jjj says:

    No matter what happens, nobody with any sense will ever trust the Department of Justice or FBI again. They are lying, criminal trash. They are self-serving, cowardly, traitorous scoundrels whose main objective is to keep themselves out of federal prison which is where they should be spending the rest of their despicable lives. They believe themselves untouchable and having the unchallenged right to frame innocent people who get in their way. The Mafia was NEVER as dangerous as are these people.

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  30. meow4me2 says:

    Chojun, don’t let Dirty Harry off the hook! He was Brennan’s accomplice. He took his garbage info and used it as a pretense to write a letter to the FBI to goose them a bit more. I can’t stand the man. He doesn’t have long for this world, most likely, with pancreatic cancer, so he’ll be facing God for his crimes soon enough.

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  31. jmarshs says:

    Just to tie everything together, Carson, at Epoch Times, is also the author to The Markets Work blog.

    https://themarketswork.com/

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  32. DeWalt says:

    I think the FBI knew all along because Bruce Ohr was being debriefed about his meetings with Simpson.

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  33. deqwik2 says:

    Don’t forget that Brennan met with Hannigan from UK in the summer of 2016.

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  34. Doug says:

    Target acquired

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  35. JohnCarlson says:

    “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty Mueller said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’
    ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’
    ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty Mueller, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”
    ― Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass [updated]

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  36. SR says:

    Clinton campaign (Sidney B and another) wrote this whole dossier and gave to Chris Steele. Waiting PTrump to tweets this report.

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    • Ziiggii says:

      No that was the secondary attempt started by Sidney et al that probably had no idea that the others were already way ahead of them in their attempts.

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  37. bofh says:

    So, doesn’t the flood of unverifiable leaks from all sides now serve to increase the justification (and need) for PDJT to declassify all sorts of documentation in order to set the record straight?

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  38. Hmm... says:

    Don’t know if you have seen this or not but there is some interesting research here. The writing style analysis and other clues seem to match your conclusion that the dossier was written by FusionGPS and not Steele.

    https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/the-mechanics-of-deception/

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  39. Proud American from Texas says:

    It crossed my mind that if Brennan really had something of concern related to PDJT/Russia, wouldn’t he have been better served to pick up the phone and talk to Admiral Rogers?
    Kind of like, “Mike, Mike, Mike, we have a serious issue here. The Russians are getting their hooks into Trump. We need access to NSA data. Don’t cut us off.”

    Did anyone ask Admiral Rogers about any of this? I don’t recall any hearings asking about his meeting with PDJT. If he discussed this with PDJT at their Nov. 2016 meeting, then why are we still going in circles over all this crap? Put Mikey on the stand and let him explain what he saw and what he knows about all this. The worst he could do for PDJT is say the CIA and FBI were idiots, but their hearts were in the right place. Best case, he annihilates Brennan, Comey and company.

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    • NJF says:

      That’s what I keep wondering. When does Rodgers ride in?

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      • Zorro says:

        Rodgers doesn’t ride in because he doesn’t have direct knowledge of the coup. He did his job as NSA director to cut off the database queries. I sure he has his suspicions, but he too might desire to “protect the institutions”.

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    • Latina says:

      That’s the point. When info is collected, it HAS to go through PROPER INTELLIGENCE CHANNELS to be verified by INTEL OFFICERS.
      These crooks DID NOT USE THE PROPER CHANNELS, instead they avoided intelligence by using their spies FORMER Intelligence people, to send info to Bureaucrats in the STATE DEP. So it WOULD NEVER BE VERIFIED on purpose, they knew it was lie.

      They wanted to hide this from ANY intelligence. This was a political hit job. PERIOD.
      ZERO INTELLIGENCE involved.

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  40. Albertus Magnus says:

    Sundance bringing the clarity as usual.

    No need for anyone to actually care, however. NOTHING by ANYONE is going to be done about it.

    Lets go get China instead, shall we?

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  41. mac says:

    Even if they had a relatively unbiased reporter somewhere who DID want to look into this, what cautious editor would want to send that reporter into a situation where he might well end up like Seth Rich?

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  42. JohnCarlson says:

    In Grand Inquisitor Gestapo Bob Mueller’s 1984/Through the Looking Glass world, everything is nonsense. Nothing is what it is, because everything is what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it can’t be. And what it can’t be, it must be. You see?

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  43. SR says:

    I think Obama also hires FusionGPS in 2012 campaign. FusionGPS was working for many democrat leaders. PTrump is here for more than 2 years and he already finish his class and home work. Waiting for MOAB.

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  44. Ziiggii says:

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  46. Ziiggii says:

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  47. Paco Loco says:

    You don’t think that Brennan wasn’t in contact with the Obama Whitehouse with his plan to screw Trump? Susan Rice likely knew what was happening and approved of it on Obama’s behalf.

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  48. montanamel says:

    Hummmmm….. LEAK….. Must be a Friday night, eh?…pass the popcorn.

    The reason “why all the effort” to obscure where that dossier came from” is rooted in the original source used by Nellie when she dug it up: ie: THE NSA DATA BASE of communications! That is the poison tree from which all fruits flowed!… AND, that is exactly why such sourcing could not be allowed to come out — as it would deep six the “use” of any such material in any legal means within the USA. Enter the “need” for that FISA Warrant on “someone” within the Trump “group” so that “double hop” contacts could be accessed… Mike Rogers blew the lid off all this – for his service he should get The CMH….
    AND…besides….Fusion GPS was an “outsider”…NOT part of IC….so, their role had to be buried deeply — hence, the use of a 5-eyes player or two in “aging the pages” so to say…
    This timing issue, in the Aug – Sept window exposes the CIA as the pot stirring ring-leader… Someone set up the drawing table and send for 2 stout steeds….there needs to be a drawing and quartering soonest! Check-6

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  49. SmilinJackAbbott says:

    This kind of got lost in the ether but Obama himself may have part funded the dossier his administration then used:

    http://thefederalist.com/2017/10/29/obamas-campaign-gave-972000-law-firm-funneled-money-fusion-gps/#.WfVnoH-5PM0.twitter

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    • jebg46 says:

      Follow the money. Di Fienstein’s lackey raised $50 million more to give to Fusion GPS to keep investigating the President in early spring 2017. A whole year after the Steele Dossier was in the making. This is after Steele had been fired but secretly feeding more info through Bruce Ohr. Steele was frantic trying to stay relevant because so much money was floating around. We need to follow that $50 million. Where did it go? They are making Steele the fall guy but he was just an old spy used to give the Simpson/Jacoby/Nellie Ohr old news stories new life.

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  50. Tom H says:

    It is absurd that Ole Nellie was able to avoid testifying based on a claim of spousal privilege. This is is a very narrow privilege which would be limited to testimony about her husband. Not her own activities working for the CIA and Fusion. The GOP is pathetic.

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    • tucker7518 says:

      Old Nellie searched all the CIA databases, and wrote the Steele Dossier. All Steele did was talk to the Russians and dig up dirt.

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