Judicial Watch Uncovers Email Between Clinton Lawyer David Kendall and FBI Lawyer James Baker Same Day FBI Was Forced to Re-Open Investigation…

A lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch has unearthed an email [full pdf below] from Clinton Lawyer David Kendall to FBI chief legal counsel James Baker on the day the FBI was forced to re-open the Clinton email investigation due to the Weiner laptop.

With the passage of time the inherent issues have become somewhat clouded, and most people have forgotten many of the inherent issues that showcased how the FBI and DOJ had decided in advance not to prosecute Hillary Clinton. However, the key takeaway from this latest FOIA finding is that Clinton lawyers directly contacted the FBI team that was investigating the Weiner laptop.  (Note: read email chain bottom to top)

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The Weiner laptop emails were originally discovered by New York investigators and reported to the FBI office in Washington DC on September 28th, 2016. However, the FBI never took action to review the emails until a month later on October 28th.

It was DOJ officials within SDNY (Southern District of New York) who called Main Justice (DOJ in DC) and asked about a needed search warrant a month later that kicked off the review.

Let’s look at the Page/Strzok messages and remind ourselves of what was going on.

Here are the messages from Lisa Page and Peter Strzok surrounding the original date that New York officials notified Washington DC FBI.  It’s important to note the two different entities: DOJ -vs- FBI.

According to the September 28, 2016, messages from FBI Agent Peter Strzok it was the SDNY in New York telling Andrew McCabe in DC about the issue.  Pay close attention to the convo:

(pdf source for all messages here)

Notice: “hundreds of thousands of emails turned over by Weiner’s attorney to SDNY”.   This is not an outcome of a New York Police Dept. raid on Anthony Weiner.  This is Weiner’s attorney going to the U.S. attorney and voluntarily turning over the laptop and by extension the emails.  The emails were not turned over to the FBI in New York, the actual emails were turned over to the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District, Preet Bahara.

The SDNY then called the FBI Mid-Year-Exam team in Washington DC, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was notified, and then nothing happened for over three weeks.

On October 21, 2016, a phone call kicks off additional inquiry.  This is the call referenced by James Comey in the Bret Baier interview.

Someone from New York called “Main Justice” (the DOJ National Security Division in DC) and notified DOJ-NSD Deputy Asst. Attorney General George Toscas of the Huma Abedin/Hillary Clinton emails via the “weiner investigation”.

George Toscas “wanted to ensure information got to Andy“, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe…. so he called FBI Agent Peter Strzok…. who told George Toscas “we know”.

Peter Strzok then tells Bill Priestap. Of course, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe already knew about the emails since September 28th, 2016, more than three weeks earlier.

That phone call kicks off an internal debate about the previously closed Clinton email investigation.  And Andrew McCabe sitting on the notification from New York for over three weeks kicks off a second internal FBI discussion about McCabe needing to recuse himself because of the optics of his doing nothing.

It’s October 27th, 2016, James Comey chief-of-staff Jim Rybicki wants McCabe to recuse himself.  But Rybicki is alone on an island. Lisa Page is furious at such a suggestion, partly because she is McCabe’s legal counsel and if McCabe is recused so too is she.

At the same time as they are debating how to handle the Huma Abedin/Hillary Clinton emails, the FBI begin leaking to the media to frame a specific narrative.  The issue of them sitting on the laptop for three weeks and doing nothing is a potentially damning detail.

Important to note here: at no time is there any conversation -or hint of a conversation- that anyone is reviewing the content of the laptop emails.  The discussions don’t mention a single word about content… every scintilla of conversation is about how to handle the issues of the emails themselves.  Actually, there’s not a single person mentioned in thousands of text messages that applies to an actual person who is looking at any content.

Quite simply: there is a glaringly transparent lack of an “investigation”.

Within this “tight group” at FBI, as Comey puts it, there is not a single mention of a person who is sitting somewhere looking through the reported “600,000” Clinton emails that was widely reported by media.  There’s absolutely ZERO evidence of anyone looking at emails or scouring through laptop data…. and FBI Agent Peter Strzok has no staff under him who he discusses assigned to such a task…. and Strzok damned sure ain’t doing it.

It’s still October 27th, 2016, the day before James Comey announces his FBI decision to re-open the Clinton investigation.  Jim Rybicki is still saying McCabe should be recused from input; everyone else, including FBI Legal Counsel James Baker, is disagreeing with Rybicki and siding with Lisa Page.

Meanwhile the conversation has shifted slightly to “PC”, probable cause.  Read:

While Lisa Page is leaking stories to Devlin Barrett (Wall Street Journal), the internal discussion amid the “small group” is about probable cause.

The team is now saying if there was no probable cause when Comey closed the original email investigation in July 2016 (remember the very tight boundaries of review), then there’s no probable cause in October 2016 to reopen the investigation regardless of what the email content might be.  The inspector general report from June 2018 explains why:

Page #164, footnote #124

The DOJ’s legal interpretation of “intent”, as a prerequisite for criminal charges based on transmission of classified data, virtually assured Clinton would not be prosecuted.

This appears to be how the FBI “small group” or “tight team” justify doing nothing with the content and notification received from New York (SDNY).  They received notification of the emails on September 28th and it’s now October 27th, and they haven’t even looked at them. Heck, they are debating if there’s even a need to look at it.

Then on October 28th, 2016, the FBI and Main Justice officials have a conference call about the entire Huma Abedin/Hillary Clinton email issue.  Here’s where it gets interesting.

George Toscas and David Laufman from DOJ-NSD articulate a position that something needs to happen because Main Justice is now concerned about the issue of FBI (McCabe) sitting on the emails for over three weeks without any feedback to SDNY (New York).

Comey later admitted in his memoir “A Higher Loyalty,” that political calculations shaped his decisions during this period. But, he wrote, they were calibrated to help Clinton:

“Assuming, as nearly everyone did, that Hillary Clinton would be elected president of the United States in less than two weeks, what would happen to the FBI, the Justice Department or her own presidency if it later was revealed, after the fact, that she still was the subject of an FBI investigation?”

Thanks to the political decision of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Main Justice in DC, specifically DOJ National Security Division, now looks like they are facilitating a cover-up operation being conducted by the FBI “small group”.  [which is actually true, but they can’t let that be so glaringly obvious].  FBI Director James Comey is worried that if anyone found out they had sat on this laptop discovery a “President Clinton” would then come under investigation…..  how would the FBI explain themselves?

As a result of the Top-Tier officials conference call, FBI Agent Strzok is grumpy because his opinion appears to be insignificant; the discussion is above his pay grade.

The decision is now reached to announce the re-opening of the investigation.  This sends Lisa Page bananas…

…In rapid response mode Lisa Page reaches out to journalist Devlin Barrett, again to quickly shape the media coverage.  Now that the world is going to be aware of the need for a Clinton email investigation 2.0 the internal conversation returns to McCabe’s recusal.

Please note that at no time in the FBI is anyone directing an actual investigation of the content of the Clinton emails.  Every single second of every effort is devoted to shaping the public perception of the need for the investigation.  According to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page every media outlet is being watched; every article is being read; and the entire apparatus of the small group (James Baker, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Mike Kortan et al) is shaping coverage therein by contacting their leak outlets.

The laptop emails Anthony Weiner’s lawyer brought to Preet Bharara (SDNY) might have been Anthony Weiner’s leverage to try and escape NY prosecution.  Eric Prince outlined the content of that laptop as carrying much more than just Clinton emails:

“Because of Weinergate and the sexting scandal, the NYPD started investigating it. Through a subpoena, through a warrant, they searched his laptop, and sure enough, found those 650,000 emails. They found way more stuff than just more information pertaining to the inappropriate sexting the guy was doing,” Prince claimed.

“They found State Department emails. They found a lot of other really damning criminal information, including money laundering, including the fact that Hillary went to this sex island with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Bill Clinton went there more than 20 times. Hillary Clinton went there at least six times,” he said.

“The amount of garbage that they found in these emails, of criminal activity by Hillary, by her immediate circle, and even by other Democratic members of Congress was so disgusting they gave it to the FBI, and they said, ‘We’re going to go public with this if you don’t reopen the investigation and you don’t do the right thing with timely indictments,’” Prince explained.

“I believe – I know, and this is from a very well-placed source of mine at 1PP, One Police Plaza in New York – the NYPD wanted to do a press conference announcing the warrants and the additional arrests they were making in this investigation, and they’ve gotten huge pushback, to the point of coercion, from the Justice Department, with the Justice Department threatening to charge someone that had been unrelated in the accidental heart attack death of Eric Garner almost two years ago. That’s the level of pushback the Obama Justice Department is doing against actually seeking justice in the email and other related criminal matters,” Prince said. (Link)

There’s never been any investigation that would disprove the laptop content was not what Eric Prince’s sources outlined. However, the SDNY, responding to upper level leadership from Main Justice and FBI in DC, turned over all material and essentially the laptop was buried.

In DC the FBI (Comey and McCabe) created the appearance of a re-opening of the Clinton investigation on October 28th, 2016, to keep control and ensure the investigative outcomes remained in their hands; as Comey said: “they had no choice.”

However, once the FBI opened the investigation October 28th, they did exactly the same thing they had done from September 28th to October 28th… they did nothing.  A few days later they declared the second investigation closed, and that was that.

Again, they never expected her to lose.

When she did lose, panic ensued.

Now does Mueller make more sense?

The widely held view of the process is/was that Rod Rosenstein selected Robert Mueller as special counsel, and following that selection Mueller created his team. The perspective from CTH research is slightly different.

CTH believes that following the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the FBI Chief Legal Counsel, Jim Baker and FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe; together with the corrupt small group that was involved in the prior year’s counterintelligence investigation; reacted to Comey’s firing by pressuring Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint their preferred person, Robert Mueller.

Within this internal debate (May 2017); at the time this construct was being argued; is when the famous comment from Rosenstein originates: “what do you want me to do, wear a wire?” The corrupt FBI investigative crew; having initiated and continued “Crossfire Hurricane”; including people from the DOJ-NSD side (Ohr, Weissmann, etc) were pressuring Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel….. but not just any special counsel.. Baker and McCabe had the person pre-selected. That person was Robert Mueller.

They needed Robert Mueller because they needed a person who held a similar level of risk from prior activity exposure as themselves.  Mueller, directly or indirectly, was at the center of multiple Obama and Clinton abuses of power.

Obviously we can see the reason for this FBI/DOJ crew to need a special counsel. As career corruptocrats they were operating from a mindset of mitigating risk to themselves and continuing to advance on the objective to attack the executive office through their investigative schemes.

The key point here is subtle but very significant. Robert Mueller didn’t select his team, the corrupt team, the “small group”, selected him.

There is a great deal of inconsistent application of law surrounding the DOJ/FBI investigative authority during 2015 and 2016. There is also a great deal of fatigue surrounding discussion of those inconsistent applications. Contradictions, inconsistency and obtuse justifications are as rampant in our midst as the political narratives shaping them. Perhaps that’s by design.  WATCH:

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Reading Chapter 11 of the June 2018 IG Report reinforces an acceptance that not only is there a need for a special counsel, but there is a brutally obvious need for multiple special counsels; each given a specific carve-out investigation that comes directly from the content of the Inspector General report. This issue of the handling of the Weiner/Abedin laptop screams for a special counsel investigation on that facet alone. Why?

Well, consider this from page #388 (emphasis mine):

Midyear agents obtained a copy of the Weiner laptop from NYO immediately after the search warrant was signed on October 30.

The laptop was taken directly to Quantico where the FBI’s Operational Technology Division (OTD) began processing the laptop. The Lead Analyst told us that given the volume of emails on the laptop and the difficulty with de-duplicating the emails that “at least for the first few days, the scale of what we’re doing seem[ed] really, really big.”

Strzok told us that OTD was able “to do some amazing things” to “rapidly de-duplicate” the emails on the laptop, which significantly lowered the number of emails that the Midyear team would have to individually review. Strzok stated that only after that technological breakthrough did he begin to think it was “possible we might wrap up before the election.” (pg 388)

The key takeaway here is two-fold. First, the laptop is in the custody of the FBI; that’s important moving forward (I’ll explain later). Also, specifically important, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, the lead investigative authority in the Hillary Clinton MYE (Mid-Year-Exam), is explaining to the IG how they were able to process an exhaustive volume of emails (350,000) and Blackberry communications (344,000) in a few days; [Oct 30 to Nov 5]

Note: “OTD was able “to do some amazing things to rapidly de-duplicate” the emails on the laptop.

OK, you got that?

Now lets look at the very next page, #389 (again, emphasis mine):

[…] The FBI determined that Abedin forwarded two of the confirmed classified emails to Weiner. The FBI reviewed 6,827 emails that were either to or from Clinton and assessed 3,077 of those emails to be “potentially work-related.”

The FBI analysis of the review noted that “[b]ecause metadata was largely absent, the emails could not be completely, automatically de-duplicated or evaluated against prior emails recovered during the investigation” and therefore the FBI could not determine how many of the potentially work-related emails were duplicative of emails previously obtained in the Midyear investigation. (pg 389)

See the problem? See the contradiction?

Strzok is saying due to some amazing wizardry the FBI forensics team was able to de-duplicate the emails. However, FBI forensics is saying they were NOT able to de-duplicate the emails.

Both of these statements cannot be true. And therein lies the underlying evidence to support a belief the laptop content was never actually reviewed. But it gets worse, much worse….

To show how it’s FBI Agent Peter Strzok that is lying; go back to chapter #9 and re-read what the New York case agent was saying about the content of the laptop.

The New York FBI analysis supports the FBI forensic statement in that no de-duplication was possible because the metadata was not consistent. The New York FBI Weiner case agent ran into this metadata issue when using extraction software on the laptop.

CHAPTER 9: The case agent assigned to the Weiner investigation was certified as a Digital Extraction Technician and, as such, had the training and skills to extract digital evidence from electronic devices.

The case agent told the OIG that he began processing Weiner’s devices upon receipt on September 26. The case agent stated that he noticed “within hours” that there were “over 300,000 emails on the laptop.”

The case agent told us that on either the evening of September 26 or the morning of September 27, he noticed the software program on his workstation was having trouble processing the data on the laptop. (pg 274)

The New York Case Agent then describes how inconsistent metadata within the computer files for the emails and Blackberry communications, made it impossible for successful extraction. The FBI NY case agent and the Quantico FBI forensics agent agree on the metadata issue and the inability to use their software programs for extraction and layered comparison for the purposes of de-duplication.

Both NY and Quantico contradict the statement to the IG by FBI Agent Peter Strzok. However, that contradiction, while presented in a factual assertion by the IG, is entirely overlooked and never reconciled within the inspector general report. That irreconcilable statement also sheds more sunlight on the motives of Strzok.

Next up, there were only three FBI people undertaking the October Clinton email review. To learn who they are we jump back to Chapter #11, page #389.

The Midyear team flagged all potentially work-related emails encountered during the review process and compared those to emails that they had previously reviewed in other datasets. Any work-related emails that were unique, meaning that they did not appear in any other dataset, were individually reviewed by the Lead Analyst, [Peter] Strzok, and FBI Attorney 1 [Tashina Gauhar] for evidentiary value. (pg 389)

Pete Strzok, Tash Gauhar and the formerly unknown lead analyst we now know to be Sally Moyer. That’s it. Three people.

This is the crew that created the “wizardry” that FBI Director James Comey says allowed him to tell congress with confidence that 1,355,980 electronic files (pg 389), containing 350,000 emails and 344,000 Blackberry communications were reviewed between October 30th and the morning of November 6th, 2016.

Three people.

Pete, Tash, and Sally the lead analyst. Uh huh.

Sure.

The Inspector General just presents the facts; that’s obviously what he did. Then it’s up to FBI and DOJ leadership to accept the facts, interpret them, and apply their meaning.

No bias?

But FBI is committed to bias training?

FUBAR.

There is an actual hero in all of this though. It’s that unnamed FBI Case Agent in New York who wouldn’t drop the laptop issue and forced the FBI in DC to take action on the laptop. Even the IG points this out (chapter #9, page 331):

We found that what changed between September 29 and October 27 that finally prompted the FBI to take action was not new information about what was on the Weiner laptop but rather the inquiries from the SDNY prosecutors and then from the Department. The only thing of significance that had changed was the calendar and the fact that people outside of the FBI were inquiring about the status of the Weiner laptop. (pg 331)

Those SDNY prosecutors only called Main Justice in DC because the New York case agent went in to see them and said he wasn’t going to be the scape goat for a buried investigation (chapter #9, pg 303) “The case agent told us that he scheduled a meeting on October 19 with the two SDNY AUSAs assigned to the Weiner investigation because he felt like he had nowhere else to turn.” … “The AUSAs both told us that the case agent appeared to be very stressed and worried that somehow he would be blamed in the end if no action was taken.”

On October 20, 2016, the AUSAs met with their supervisors at SDNY and informed them of their conversation with the Weiner case agent. The AUSAs stated that they told their supervisors the substantive information reported by the case agent, the case agent’s concerns that no one at the FBI had expressed interest in this information, and their concern that the case agent was stressed out and might act out in some way. (pg 304)

Why would the New York Case Agent be worried?

Consider Page 274, footnote #165:

fn 165: No electronic record exists of the case agent’s initial review of the Weiner laptop. The case agent told us that at some point in mid-October 2016 the NYO ASAC instructed the case agent to wipe his work station. The case agent explained that the ASAC was concerned about the presence of potentially classified information on the case agent’s work station, which was not authorized to process classified information.

The case agent told us that he followed the ASAC’s instructions, but that this request concerned him because the audit trail of his initial processing of the laptop would no longer be available. The case agent clarified that none of the evidence on the Weiner laptop was impacted by this, explaining that the FBI retained the Weiner laptop and only the image that had been copied onto his work station was deleted. The ASAC recalled that the case agent “worked through the security department to address the concern” of classified information on an unclassified system. He told us that he did not recall how the issue was resolved.

Now watch the Devin Nunes embed tweet video:

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Summary:

  • There were only three people in the Mid-Year-Event team granted authority to physically do the Clinton email review.
  • They were: FBI Agent Peter Strzok, FBI Attorney-1 Tashina “Tash” Gauhar, and an Sally Moyer, the lead analyst.
  • FBI Agent Peter Strzok says they were able to cull the number of emails through the use of “some amazing things to rapidly de-duplicate” the emails.
  • The New York FBI case agent assigned to the Weiner investigation, a certified Digital Extraction Technician, as well as the FBI forensics team in Quantico say it was impossible to use the conflicted metadata to “de-duplicate” the emails.
  • Someone is lying.
  • FBI Director James Comey said his investigative unit used some form of “wizardry” to review the content of the Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner laptop.
  • The Inspector General makes no determination as to who is telling the truth; and never asked the question of whether an actual review of the laptop emails took place.
  • The FBI still has possession of the Abedin/Weiner laptop?

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⇑ These Cannot Both Be True ⇓

 

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466 Responses to Judicial Watch Uncovers Email Between Clinton Lawyer David Kendall and FBI Lawyer James Baker Same Day FBI Was Forced to Re-Open Investigation…

  1. kinthenorthwest says:

    This week keeps getting weirder and weirder…Come on guys I am running out of popcorn and in middle of snow storm….
    Thank you Sundance it gives us all hope and belief.

    Liked by 30 people

    • Albertus Magnus says:

      It is great to have Sundance spell it out for idiots like me. I have YET to see any indication from ANYONE that ANYTHING is going to happen to bring any of these people to justice. What am I missing?

      Liked by 8 people

      • alonzo1956 says:

        Trust me, you are no idiot. All one has to do is go to AOC’s twitter and read away. It makes a person feel better about themselves as they get a REALLY big laugh at the tweets.

        Liked by 4 people

      • kinthenorthwest says:

        we have a corrupt system which Trump is digging up

        Liked by 9 people

        • dawg says:

          That is a simple but salient point that I think we need to always remember. Its easy to get discouraged when it seems like nothing is being done in the name of justice. But Trump winning the presidency was, in itself, a yuuge plate of justice being served. The fact is, it seems our government has been FUBAR for a long time, and the election and presidency of Donald J. Trump has exposed it. I certainly did not realize the depths of the corruption in our government, on both sides of the aisle, the Uniparty, the globalists, etc…. At least it is now being exposed. Its human nature to get impatient after we realized the depths of the attempted coup, the cover-up of Hillary, our totally FUBARed DOJ, etc, etc… But I think we have to accept the fact that the wheels of justice grind slowly and this is just going to be a long war that we are going to have to get up and fight every day, for a long time. Its easy to get exhausted when we wake up everyday thinking a big hammer is going to drop. This is a test of our endurance.

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      • Sunshine says:

        Let’s see what happens when Barr gets confirmed.
        Whittaker knew his appointment was temporary and his testimony showed he was aware of much, he disagreed with it, but there’s no point for him to instigate investigations until Barr is in place.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      I fully believe that documentation of all these details is a big factor in future justice. Yes, thank you SD for writing it all out. It cannot be undone.

      Liked by 10 people

      • poodle12 says:

        I agree, Peoria. Sundance has revealed it and it can never now be completely hidden again. Thanks also to To Fitton at Judicial Watch. They will also (along with CTH) be getting a donation from me again tomorrow.

        Liked by 4 people

      • kinthenorthwest says:

        Sundance does a lot of good reporting & investigating.

        Liked by 3 people

        • MelH says:

          kinthenorthwest, many superlatives added to that sentence would be justified, for sure. Parsimony has no place, when characterizing Sundance. Where and how he gets such amazing inside information, in such detail, is truly a wonderment. It’s well beyond “good reporting and investigating”. The cost, in dollars, is also significant!

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      • Jan says:

        If Bondo Barr reads nothing else, he should read this article. (And he should get the unredacted text messages) Sundance, you nail it once again. I don’t know if your last paragraph is totally correct, because I think Mueller would do just about anything for the people he mentored and he has as much to cover up as the small group does, but this small focus piece is illustrative of the entirety of the Clinton email investigation and obviously ran alongside Spygate with many of the same people involved in both.

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    • Attorney, William D Ware says:

      Actually it gives me no hope…because I read this site and “Sundance” has almost all of this right – and no one cares. Why not? Surely this information is not confined here. Why do not others know this. Why is it not being pursued. In other words: “WTF”

      Yes “Sundance” does a great job. I think he is on the trail…always has been. But I do not understand why it does not translate.

      Tired of the accolades and great job ol boy…what, why and how need to be answered and mostly…why not?

      Color me frustrated beyond measure…

      Liked by 6 people

      • kinthenorthwest says:

        This is a HIGH Week mostly due to Sundances hard work reporting

        Liked by 1 person

      • WES says:

        William: The answer is very simple. The msm are not covering any of this! So this never happened! The number of people who read SD’s work are only in the thousands! If we treepers try to educate those around us we get labelled as right wing nuts and ignored!

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        • snarkybeach says:

          when I point out the FBI criminality in other venues & comments sections, I get labeled as a conspiracy tinfoil enthusiast. Liberals dismiss it as “whataboutism” and settled law (thanks to Comey.)

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      • oncefired says:

        Mueller is the roadblock stopping PDT from declassification. Rosenstein probably told PDT that if he did it, that it could be Obstruction because it is all part of Mueller’s investigation. I am only guessing, but I think the classified portion of Rosenstein’s updated scope to Mueller is basically the Dossier, telling him to verify what ever he can from the document. We all know the Dossier is trash, which is why to this day that part is classified. Mueller has absolutely nothing and realizes that Barr is coming, so he is looking to close shop. Mueller knew he was compromised and handed a pile of crap from the beginning and was probably for the most part disinterested, so he let Weissmann run the show with process crimes and indictments of Russians for PR victories, knowing nothing would ever come from them. Notice that the process crimes are only against people who can not afford to fight. They indict someone with means and the whole insurance policy would get blown wide open! Barr is the wildcard – does he reform or continue the cover up? I still think Declass happens, just after Mueller and at an opportune time during Dem House Investigations

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  2. JackB says:

    The bottom line is very few folks are keeping track of all these shenanigans. The average American doesn’t have a clue.
    The big question is why POTUS doesn’t demand his DOJ start prosecuting the corrupt Deep State officials?

    Liked by 14 people

  3. freepetta says:

    How are they all not being prosecuted and/or disbarred? This is horrendous!!

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Mr G says:

    Delay, diffuse, deny and delay some more. The whole thing is lost in the non-stop news cycle. That was the plan all along

    Liked by 2 people

  5. evergreen says:

    “Assuming, as nearly everyone did, that Hillary Clinton would be elected president of the United States in less than two weeks, what would happen to the FBI, the Justice Department or her own presidency if it later was revealed, after the fact, that she still was the subject of an FBI investigation?”

    Golly, Gomer, what did you later think would be the effect on President Trump to be under the same cloud–at your doing no less??

    Proves the premeditation of Comey. He feared buggering Clinton’s presidency and turns around and feigns horror that President Trump would feel the same way as a victimized Clinton would. This guy is stoopid.

    Liked by 15 people

    • H.R. says:

      Spelling Nazi here. You left out a few ‘o’s in stoooooopid.

      Liked by 9 people

      • madeline says:

        Interesting, in Comey’s book “Higher Loyalty” (as if ) he states,

        “Assuming, as nearly everyone did, that Hillary Clinton would be elected president of the United States in less than two weeks, what would happen to the FBI, the Justice Department or her own presidency if it later was revealed, after the fact, that she still was the subject of an FBI investigation?”

        So what do they do…they make Trump the subject of a fake investigation. Voila!

        Liked by 1 person

    • FrankieZee says:

      Will we ever find out what was on Weiner’s laptop? That is the big question.

      Liked by 11 people

      • Sporty says:

        Wieners laptop has everything on it. It is the holy grail of corruption.

        Liked by 12 people

      • John Post says:

        When the contents of that laptop “magically” re-appear, damn straight they will “all be hanging from nooses”!!

        Will someone from the NYPD PLEASE step up and be counted as honest!

        Liked by 9 people

        • Mr G says:

          That laptop or the contents of that laptop will never be made public. At least for the next 20 years or so. Even if the laptop content wasn’t destroyed (someone has a copy) the content will be deemed “classified”, you know the drill.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Nicole says:

          IG Report page 294 lists what is on the laptop from FBI agent in Washington interviewed by IG. Last line on the list = “CRIME AGAINST CHILDREN”. NYPD found this first and threatened arrests until Loretta Lynch shut them down.

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          • dawg says:

            But wouldnt that be Weiner sexting/emailing with a minor? The crime against children? Is there another crime listed that covers Weiners perverted and pedophilic actions that would make this “Crime Against Chlidren” be something else, related to the Clintons?

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        • Just an observation from all the Treepers and a thought popped into the brain matter…If the FBI agent was so distraught about “wiping” his computer of all evidence, and since this is NEW YORK…I do believe that one individual has ALL THE EMAILS…RUDY GUILIANI…PDJT hired him in April ’18? and has kept him on staff.
          1) PDJT cannot RELEASE THE EVIDENCE OF A CONSPIRACY DUE TO OL’ ROSIE
          2) The Clinton emails number into the 700k or better and have been looked at by a number of people. Esp. New York Police Dept. Which supports Rudy 100%
          3) Judges are being confirmed in goodly fashion.
          4) Due to 1, when Mueller issues the his report…THE WHOLE HOUSE TUMBLES ON THE CLINTONS…

          Reason: IF these perps are allowed to walk,..WE WILL NEVER HAVE A JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT IS TRANSPARENT AND ABOVE ALL ELSE…FREE FROM THE INJUSTICES AND DUPLICITY THAT WERE INFLICTED ON A DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT. Don’t forget, when this President leaves office, he wants the mess cleaned up because like a good neighbor he doesn’t want this to happen to anyone else AFTER he is gone…So yes, this is going to be released in due time!!!

          NOTE: TO ALL: STOP THE DAMN HANG WRINGING…SD doesn’t broadcast useless info to have the hand wringing…Use the Cerebral Matter that God Gave Us…

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      • livefreeordieguy says:

        That laptop sleeps with the fishes…

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        • MelH says:

          livefreeordieguy, I remember hearing, way back when, that Rudy got a copy of the Wiener laptop. Surely he would have put the safety of it as top priority. Also, every piece of info on it would have gone to the NSA data base in real time, as it happened, right? Or am I incorrectly characterizing that data base? Mad Max says EVERYTHING about EVERYONE is on it!

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      • icehole3 says:

        It was just a rumor I read. Hillary’s server was used as a intel library for countries willing to donate to the CF. Her and Ovomit were also selling you name it they sold it (Mil secrets to guns, tanks, warships, nukes). The secrets they were selling were also secrets from other countries enough to start WW3. Weiner’s lappy has all the Satan stuff like Prince mentions.

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    • James M Rector says:

      Maybe thats how the idea originated?
      He contemplated the ramifications of a President being under FBI investigation (Hillary) with horror, thinking how much it would handicap a new administration.
      When DJT won, he remebered those thoughts, and said “hmmmm,…”

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      • Jan says:

        Except they started spygate way before the election….it began in at least late 2015, with the hiring of Nellie Ohr at Fusion GPS, the Podesta-Clinton meeting about creating a Russia Russia drama against whoever became the Republican nominee….and OVomit unmasking Americans. It didn’t just start at the election of Donald Trump.

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        • 55praises says:

          Dan Bongino (using reporting by John Solomon) has recently discussed the revelation that the Russian collusion story FIRST appeared when John McCain was running for President in 2008, and Hillary Clinton was running for the Democratic nomination. Hillary hired Fusion’s people to do opposition research on McCain, found some Russia connections to exploit and was gearing up to run with the damaging goods (never mind her own Russian connections). Bush’s IC people saw what was in the works, warned McCain, and he escaped.

          The plan was simply dusted off for 2016, a few names changed, and voila! Of course, Trump did not have any warning from any Obama IC component that there are people “out there” that it is probably best to avoid.

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      It’s ironic, t hey worry about the effects if it’s Hillary, but revel in them when it’s President Trump.

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    • Bullseye says:

      Comey Spit !

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    • 55praises says:

      This is exactly what I thought as I read the article!

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  6. mr.piddles says:

    Ya know what’s kinda (maybe) interesting… unless his name is redacted, I don’t see Andrew McCabe (he of “Andy’s Office” fame) on the email thread. Lisa Page is there, though. Was McCabe already in the proverbial Doghouse? If redacted, why?

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  7. Steve Summar says:

    The tip of the iceberg…declassification and transparency next…FISA works both ways…the deep state panics…WWG1WGA

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  8. Sidney Powell says:

    My old articles here: https://dailycaller.com/2018/06/22/fbi-ignored-golden-emails-and-abedin-messages/ and prior at https://dailycaller.com/2018/06/19/fbi-doj-and-hillary-clinton-weiner-problem/ but Sundance puts it all together here perfectly. I think Mueller is in it all up to his eyeballs as he had to have been emailing Clinton on her unsecured server and known exactly what he was doing. He IS the insurance policy.

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    • Hoosier_Friend? says:

      Nail on the head, Sidney. Mueller is the insurance policy for sure. I thought it was Sessions but I now believe he was simply duped. Great to see you here.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      “I think Mueller is in it all up to his eyeballs”

      “It” and “lots of other stuff”. The Apple (Comey) doesn’t fall far from the Tree (Mueller). It’s not an accident Mueller was chosen for this gig. IMO.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Thank you ma’am for including those articles. They are must-reads for refreshers and for those new to this investigation.

      Those not familiar – check out Ms Powell’s book License To Lie and her website Creeps On A Mission. Answers many back-story questions about Mueller and the Mueller team, Andrew Weissman in particular.
      These are Very Bad people.

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    • Albertus Magnus says:

      Sidney, you and Sundance are the go-to people on all of this. Do you foresee ANYTHING being done about any of this when Barr takes office or will it just be more of what we have had for the last 2 years?

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    • alonzo1956 says:

      Thank You! The articles you included are excellent refreshers. There is so much happening DAILY that some of it can be forgotten.

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    • WSB says:

      Hi Sidney,

      Your statement that Mueller was emailing Cinton on her server suggests that Mueller was involved in deep state operations meddling prior to his placement as SC.

      If so, how long has Mueller been involved in this scam? Similarly to Sydney Blumenthal? Many years?

      Uranium One?

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      • Bogeyfree says:

        How can Barr, not investigate the investigators at this point? There is so much evidence that IMO points to a true conspiracy, cover-up and frame job.

        It would be so dishonest IMO if Barr takes the easy way out and sweeps this all under the rug.

        PT, please do not let these conspirators go free. IMO you MUST investigate and prosecute for the sake of the country and the rule of law. Otherwise nothing will change

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      • Jan says:

        Mueller didn’t leave his job at the FBI until September 2013. Hitlery left hers February 2013, so, of course, if they exchanged emails, he knew she wasn’t using a government-secured server. And I believe it was Hitlery who ordered Mueller to take the “reputed” uranium sample from a Georgian uranium heist to Moscow.

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    • drdeb says:

      Sidney Powell, YOU are one of my top 3 heroes! TY!!!

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      Sidney, we are all so grateful to you for all the work you have put into bringing to light the revelations about the tag-team abomination known as Mueller and all his ilk.

      I suspect that laptop is The Ring of The Fellowship that must be destroyed, so I am curious if you think it has already gone into the fires of Mount Doom?

      Is it even remotely possible that some LEO or noble attorney would have stashed it somewhere for safekeeping?

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      • vikingmom says:

        There were rumors that Rudy had been given a copy of it by NYPD but he is all over the map lately and I don’t what to think about him…he and the President are very close so IF Rudy has a copy then Donald Trump does as well. Sidney, any thoughts?

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        • BitterC says:

          I don’t think the NYPD ever had their hands on the Weiner laptop. Despite what Erik Prince said in the Breitbart interview.
          Weiner’s lawyer give to SDNY(Preet) & they turn over to FBI NY. Weiner was prosecuted by the Feds for his texting and what have you.
          I just don’t see the feds sharing it. We also would have had some sort of leak by now.
          I am convinced that laptop has all the Hillary emails, as well as a ton of Foundation correspondence.
          I skimmed thru those 215 pages from Judicial Watch & saw that the FBI agents working the Foundation case wanted a look-see & failed in 1st attempt to get a warrant. I believe it was McCabe that warned them off judge shopping to get a warrant, too

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    • Trrehugger says:

      Wow Sidney I so want to meet you

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    • Republicanvet91 says:

      Mueller and ” and even by other Democratic members of Congress was so disgusting they gave it to the FBI”, and likely many more in the swamp. It explains so much if Hillary had been collecting dirt on so many, and it explains so much why they are fighting as if their lives depend on this never going anywhere.

      How many Democrats visiting Epsteins island? How many RINO’s? Look at Alex Acosta and his corrupt plea deal.

      Lying. Money-laundering. Corruption. Selling access to the highest bidder. All of that is lawless and thoroughly corrupt. All of it is expected when a Clinton is involved. What I would like to know is, what would be so heinous as to be described as “disgusting” by the NYPD? Surely they would all be familiar with the Clinton’s and their crimes.

      In my opinion, disgusting means much more than just the typical Clinton criminal actions. I think the NYPD agreed.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      What a bunch of slimeballs.

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  9. Michael Brower says:

    It’s the Dept. of Just-us. It’s a big club, but y’all ain’t in it.

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  10. skylark2016 says:

    God bless Judicial Watch!

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  11. GB Bari says:

    What we still don’t know with any certainty (any spoken or written evidence that implies..) is the whereabouts of the laptop or if copies of the emails were made by NYPD.

    Certainly the data on the laptop is nuclear-level evidence that PDJT may know about and, IF NYPD secretly made copies and got those copies to the Prez, he is holding as ultimate leverage.

    But I would not think he could even hint that he has anything yet that is this “red hot”, because his enemies would be far more cautious in their scheming and more difficult to ensnare.

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    • FrankieZee says:

      Somehow, I believe that the NYPD gave RUDY G a copy of what was on that laptop. And I have to believe that Weiner made copies for himself as an insurance policy.

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    • Katymac says:

      If Eric Prince knows so much about the information acquired through the SDNY, then how did he get to see so much? If Eric Prince knows, then POTUS knows….it is very reassuring that Prince knows so much. Does this make sense?

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      • Dutchman says:

        I don’t believe Prince actually SAW anything, I THINK he was just TOLD about it.
        Something this HOT, it would be very difficult NOT to tell someone.

        But, by the same token, with something this HOT, you don’t pass it around for everyone to peruse.

        And, when it comes to 1PP, (NYPD top brass) this surely isn’t the first time they have known about something politically explosive, and decided it was best to keep it in their pocket.

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      • nimrodman says:

        … and furthermore, who was Prince’s “source”? – has he said, even if only alluding?

        I haven’t followed that aspect closely, just hoping for a quick answer from someone who has.
        thx

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    • You can bet that Trump supported the BOYS in BLUE in NYC… and I would be willing to bet that because Rudy has alluded to the contents of the LAPTOP Trump knows what it contains.

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      • vikingmom says:

        This President has been absolute in his support for the Thin Blue Line and it has not gone unnoticed! After the obvious disdain, contempt, and sometimes open hatred for LEOs from the last administration, I really pray that IF NYPD has a copy of Weiner’s laptop, then they will make sure it gets into the hands of those who need it!!

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    • GB Bari says:

      And what about 650,000 emails on one mans laptop.

      If he had sent and received a total of 100 emails per day that’d work out to be almost 18 years of emails. That laptop wasn’t that old. Or else it had every email he ever sent or received since the turn of the century. Doesn’t seem realistic. Was it 650K emails or 650Kb of emails? Something mistranslated possibly?

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      • dutzie60 says:

        GB how many of the emails are pictures?

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        • fuzzi says:

          Pictures? Ew.

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        • GB Bari says:

          How could we even guess? Also, the format of each email – rich text or plain text – affects file size, along with attachments. Reading Sundance’s article from last July does seem to reinforce the assertions that there were 600K+ separate emails on the laptop. Specifically, the statements from the NY agent who initially investigated the laptop and reported the serious content he found, seems to affirm the high volume figures.

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  12. mazziflol says:

    Only reaffirms…laws are for we not thee. New boss same as the old boss.

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  13. SR says:

    I think PTrump knows answers of all these questions. Mueller is there to save establishment and deep state. It seems PTrump does not want to blow whole thing so people have no trust on govt or waiting for Muller to go.

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    • Mr G says:

      POTUS is interested in moving forward…and knows he can’t take down the DOJ/FBI alone (virtually alone). I think there’s been some sort of unspoken deal brokered. And when it’s all said and done, no one of any significance is going to jail-Barr will try to reign back in the DOJ but won’t destroy the institution in the process.

      The whole FISA thing is on a long glide path and will not land until it can do so safely and softly

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      • NO!!!! This is why the judges that PDJT has put into place will counter-act whatever the deep states throws their way. Also, the Supreme Court will play a role and RBG is either on-board or near the time it HAS TO BE DECLARED THAT SHE IS NO LONGER ABLE TO CARRY OUT HER DUTIES.

        Personally, I think the Wall is a “shiny object” to get the borders secured IS VERY IMPORTANT but it keeps the Deep State busy with PDJTs “OTHER ACTIONS”…

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  14. WSB says:

    Kendall’s original email only went to Baker and one other individual, redacted. And then Baker sends it out to the small world.

    Amazing. Some people just do not realize what they are doing. And who was the only other original recipient on the thread? Hmmm.

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    • poodle12 says:

      WSB, do you have a guess? Intriguing question.

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      • WSB says:

        Well, Baker is in the legal department.

        Clintons attorneys would want legal technicians or decision makers. Comey’s name was on later emails and unredacted.

        Would it have been someone in Mueller’s circle himself?

        This question burns my brain. Because the answer could be so simple. It would I think only be in the FBI or at DOJ.

        But Baker is the first name on the ‘To’ address, the other is second…so there is hierarchy there, no?

        Who was under or equal to Baker?

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  15. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Comey actually said, “what if a prez got elected and everyone found out there was an active FBI investigation on him/her”???!!

    He say that, as if it would be a bad thing!! Yet, this is exactly what they were all involved in??!!

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  16. Hmmm... says:

    Also neatly explains why SDNY keeps popping up alongside Mueller. That office has plenty they would prefer to keep hidden (or rather under investigation for eternity).

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  17. Alonzo says:

    Thanks for the article Sundance, it is REALLY appreciated. I read about this earlier today on the JW site. The timing of the conversations and the conversations themselves, between the Fed and Hillary’s Atty., is a BIG deal IMO. It appears to me that there was collusion between the DOJ/FBI and Hillary to cover her illegal activities above and beyond what I could imagine. Will we see this whole mess resolved under the rule of law, or is the rule of law and it’s equal application non-existent in America?

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  18. Carson Napier says:

    So my question: Is the Clinton campaign more like Al Capone with the FBI being more like Frank Nitti, or is Clinton campaign more like Frank Nitti with the FBI being more like Al Capone? I guess it would be more the former.

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    • emet says:

      Morally speaking, the Clintons are far worse than Capone. Capone readily admitted he was a racketeer, and as such had to operate in a world of corrupt police captains and judges. The Clintons pretend to be our guiding lights, who support the working people of our nation, They are depraved, power hungry grifters, and have sold out the American people.

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  19. Carson Napier says:

    First Satan created the Mafia. That was just for practice. Then he created the FBI.

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  20. Treehouse Hugger says:

    Has anyone considered that the main objective of the phony FISA warrant here was to prevent Hillary Rotten’s emails from ever reaching anyone on the Trump team? The FBI, Klapper and Brennan knew the server was compromised. They also knew (or suspected) that Hillary Rotten was not the only one using sending and receiving emails using the unsecured server. There was also others — Mills, Abedin, and probably the big fish Obamanable himself. So the objective was to intercept the emails to prevent the whole lot of them from being exposed.

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    • DeAnna Vaughn says:

      Clapper, Brennan, Obama, Huma, Val Jarrett, McCain, Mills, Lynch, Comey, Susan Rice, et al. They all used private emails. Indicting Clinton would have been indicting themselves. Makes you wonder even more about the “security” of the Democrat House server under the Awan IT crew from Pakistan. Wonder if it was ever breached?

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    • Obama sent and rec’d emails via HRC’s private server. The email addy would have been the clue.
      He knew.

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  21. still no word from Erik Prince’s vomiting NYPD detectives. Hope they’re feeling better.

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    • SR says:

      The biggest question is where is the server? No one knows including FBI (PTrump knows). We may see slow drip drip this whole mess in next few months it will be difficult for Dims.

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    • I read/heard somewhere that Mueller may be going after Prince. (Might have been on a Bongino podcast).
      Clearly Prince represents a risk the corruptocrats behind Spy-gate/Crossfire Hurricane. And given Prince’s past history (running Blackwater), I suspect that Prince has some fairly sophisticated ways to capture and hide documents.

      Remember too that Betsy de Dos is Prince’s sister. What she does or doesn’t know is perhaps not important, but there are certainly folks besides Guiliani within Trump’s circle that know all the gory truth. Some have said, and I think it is likely, that the damage that would be sustained by a full reveal (particularly all the creepy stuff with Epstein) would be the equivalent of a nuclear bomb in American trust for institutions–already at a low ebb.

      But aren’t there also contemporaneous calls to re-examine how the FBI handled Epstein? Not sure if that is just a counter-move against Mueller and the Dems, or the prelude to more revelations.

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      • There’s no way Barr’s gonna delve the truly radioactive stuff. At best there will be a polite chasing down of some corruption.

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      • steph_gray says:

        It was indeed on a Bongino podcast recently that he predicted Prince would be the next arrest. Stuck in my mind as well because of the laptop!

        IIRC correctly it was also because of new plans by the seditious cabal to start looking into Middle Eastern Collusion.

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  22. SR says:

    The whole mess is created in one assumption that Hillary will be president so better to save her and be a good pet.

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  23. Tree hugged says:

    Wasn’t one of the investigators that found the laptop mrs officer familia

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  24. SundanceFan says:

    I wonder if this is an unusual case of nearly too much evidence taking so much time to work through? If there are hundreds of thousands of e-mails, text messages, “insurance files”, 301s, etc., does not the prosecution team have to go through it all to make a case? or a whole set of cases? There is the crime, the coverup, the leaks, the extortion, etc. What if the restaffed Trump DOJ instituted their set of FISA warrants? That could not happen until a whole lot of house cleaning took place. Any prosecutor would have hundreds more files than Sundance and he has gone through massive amounts of stuff just from the crumbs provided.

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    • nimrodman says:

      “… does not the prosecution team have to go through it all to make a case?”

      WHAT ‘prosecution team’?
      WHAT ‘case’?
      ‘prosecuting’ WHOM?

      just askin’

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  25. justlizzyp says:

    I love how Comey admits to the political calculus that went into his announcement: how badly it would damage a President Hillary if it came out that she was elected while being investigated by the FBI- then made sure it came out that Trump was being investigated by the FBI when he was elected. So he knew EXACTLY what he was doing.

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  26. DeAnna Vaughn says:

    All of these corrupt FBI/DOJ people were SES (Senior Executive Service). They are nearly impossible to fire. And there are THOUSANDS of these career obstructors all across our government. They could not be removed during the last shutdown because it was an “unplanned” shutdown and the laws would not allow reductions in forces then. What did have to happen after the first shutdown was a proposed Reduction In Force (RIF) plan in the event of the next shutdown. Meaning, they could go through and weed out who each department could do without. But this next shutdown, to begin 2/15, is PLANNED. And after 22 consecutive missed work days (which would be 3/21 since 2/18 is a holiday and weekends don’t count) many of the corrupt SES employees can receive their Reduction In Force layoff. It is these SES people that are the protectors of the Deep State and with them gone, the guilty can be held accountable. I hope and pray this happens and I am not expecting any arrests until after the next shutdown is over. This would be a great way to shrink the size of government.

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    • concerned3 says:

      Could you create a small committee in the senate. Have them start reviewing each SES with a lie detector. Refer all liers to the DOJ for prosecution. Focus the questions on their involvement.

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    • the5thranchhand says:

      Thank you, DeAnna for sharing such a well thought out post,

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    • emet says:

      The SES (and its close equivalents in some agencies) are supposed to be the leaders That was the idea in the Civil Service Reform Act, under Carter. But they are not leaders (how can someone lead ehen nobody trusts them?), they are simply unelected politicians. They are experts at working the system, networking, smooozing, and sometimes just plain grifting. They can receive awards in the tens of thousands of dollars, and are immune from any form of discipline. They area in which they excell is taking some silly notion and drveloping it into a program, which they then infict on the field, whose task it is to make it look like it is some great boon to the taxpaying public. Books must be cooked until they are well done, and important work must be placed on hold while stats are concocted to that somebody in DC can get the big payout. Among the many wastes of taxpayer money, the SES is at the top of the list.

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  27. LBB says:

    Was reading through some of the 215 docs JW received. Some confirming (again) the FBI to media relationship.

    My memory is that FBI said they were going to reviews weiners laptop, and then in a miraculous amount of time they didn’t come up with anything.

    Strzok email from 11/06/2016 morning (pg198) indicates they will start the indexing and they should be done by evening with review. (this feels like all they really did) This email in the time frame of reviewing various drafts (pgs before 198) of what I am guessing is the eventual (predetermined) Clinton email outcome.

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  28. AccountabilityPlease says:

    Paging Mr. Barr. You will have no choice but to address this mess. You can start with the DOJ legal opinion that required investigators to find a flashing neon sign from Hillary saying, “YES – I intended to mishandle classified information.” After that, you can look into the FBI HQ decision to not investigate the emails on the Weiner laptop. I’d recommend that you talk to the FBI white hats in NY, who were pushing for a search warrant, ran into a brick wall at HQ and got pissed off. Maybe they made multiple copies of the data after they sensed a cover up…just to make sure it didn’t get buried.

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  29. concerned3 says:

    Could the SDNY (i.e., 1PP, One Police Plaza in New York) have a copy of the Laptop Hard Disk Drive?

    Sundance writes: “the SDNY, responding to upper level leadership from Main Justice and FBI in DC, turned over all material and essentially the laptop was buried.”

    I think – Yes, because they were bought off or because they expected to die later without an insurance of their own.

    You see, we are talking about people at the FBI and DOJ who were willing to take part in Treason. The penalty for Treason is life in jail or worse.

    Do I think SDNY still have a copy, you bet! Wouldn’t you?

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    • James M Rector says:

      There are several good reasons for 1PP to have made a copy of the hard drive, and few if any reasons NOT to.
      Firstly, “chain of evidence”; you don’t want to accidentally mess up the original, when looking at it, so the FIRST thing you do is make a copy of the hard drive, and look at THAT.

      Secondly, if they assumed Hillary would win, its leverage for Federal funding, or to use to get the civil rights division to back off on investigating the next Gardener incident.

      But then, Trump wins. Once again, its leverage.

      And yeah, insurance to prevent arkanicide epidemic.
      Right off hand, I can’t think of any reason to NOT make an “extra” copy (in addition to the one they surely made i.e. chain of evidence).

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    • Arrest Soros says:

      One of us is confused. I thought 1pp (One Police Plaza New York) was the head office of New York Police Department and SDNY is the FBI branch known as Southern District New York (where Preet Baharara ruled). They are not the same outfit.
      It was the boys in blue (NYPD) who were sickened by the laptop contents, and the boys in suits (SDNY) who threatened the boys in blue if they pursued criminal activity revealed by the laptop contents.

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  30. Goedhart says:

    I hear Weiner is getting out of Club Ped in May.
    If he finds out that his laptop is under John McCains pillow, will we see a headline “Fallen Clinton Associate Caught With Backhoe Digging Up Arlington At 2:00 AM” ??

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  31. JX says:

    Rosenstein’s behavior leads me to believe he is complicit. He may have been pressured, but probably not very much. Just look at his behavior.

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  32. Bubby says:

    “There’s absolutely ZERO evidence of anyone looking at emails or scouring through laptop data…. and FBI Agent Peter Strzok has no staff under him who he discusses assigned to such a task…. and Strzok damned sure ain’t doing it.” Sundance how can that be?

    Look at this old CBS report:
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-fbi-might-have-processed-650000-emails-hillary-clinton-investigation/

    FTA “The FBI revealed Sunday that it had found nothing new in the emails from top Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on the laptop belonging to her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner. In a letter to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Comey said he was not changing his recommendation from July that no charges should be brought against Clinton..“This is not rocket science,” Jonathan Zdziarski, a forensics expert who’s consulted for law enforcement, told Wired. “Eight days is more than enough time to pull this off in a responsible way.” ..The review of the emails found in the new batch found that most were duplicates, CBS News confirmed Sunday..“The Department of Justice and the FBI dedicated all necessary resources to conduct this review expeditiously,” a Justice Department spokesperson said in a statement.”

    DOJ said the computer was reviewed. Someone “confirmed” to CBS that most of the emails were duplicates. DOJ/FBI show us the evidence this was done! So this review of Weiner’s laptop is all BS! The DOJ/FBI/msm in collusion to cover up the data on Weiner’s laptop and their involvement in the coup attempt. God help us get the truth out!

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    • concerned3 says:

      Duplicate emails, sounds like a reasonable story. Let’s see if this holds up. FBI Agent Peter Strzok is in charge of this small group reviewing the Anthony Weiner laptop hard disk drive. A co-conspirator known to be a lier and someone willing to commit Treason against a setting President based on his text messages and his own testimony before congress.

      I think – NO! These emails were not reviewed and even this moron would have enough sense to keep some get out jail material.

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    • nimrodman says:

      “… review of the emails found in the new batch found that most were duplicates”

      That may be a cover story.

      I won’t go back and review news accounts exhaustively but I’ll lay out one questioning premise:

      In order to cross-reference the two sets of emails (Wiener’s laptop vs original emails Hillary had provided), both need to be in electronic form in computer databases.

      The simplest example of such a database is the email program itself – like your email program you use.

      Your email interface fronts a back-end database that – for each email – has items populated like To:, From:, Cc:, Bcc, Subject:, Date/Time, and the body text of the email, plus any attachments. For each and every email.

      My understanding – correct me if I’m wrong – is that Hillary did not provide her emails in electronic form. She printed off paper copies.

      Can anyone verify or shoot me down right there?

      To get Hillary’s printed paper contents back into a computer, the paper copies would have had to have been scanned, like on a scanner – modern photocopiers can do this: they can print paper copies of what’s on the glass or they can send the scanned image to a file, like a PDF file. At that point, it’s still a simple image. You can’t compare images to jack sh1t in a computer in a way that’s meaningful to the task.

      The page images next need to be processed through OCR (optical character recognition) software that will convert lines on the image into lines of ASCII text of the sort I’m typing here, and of the sort that resides in that other database you’re wanting to compare to. Often requires manual intervention, as the OCR doesn’t get everything correct.

      The final step – or perhaps it can be made integral to the overall process – is to populate that scanned and converted text into a database – one that has the same “attributes” (To:, From: etc) as the other email database you’re comparing to.

      Only then can you make a cross-comparison between the two email sets, searching for ones that match up on all attributes and body of text. Date/Time would be particularly useful, as it’s specific and somewhat unique to each message.

      So I’ve got a question about all that:
      Was it ever even done for Hillary’s emails she provided printed paper copies of ?

      When?
      When was that described in published articles?

      I didn’t follow it closely as it happened, perhaps someone here did and can comment knowledgably.

      Thanks in advance if you do.

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      • nimrodman says:

        afterthought:

        Note that the Wiener emails WERE in electronic form. They’re in the laptop.

        That means that a cross-database comparison could have been conducted quite readily and quickly after accessing the Wiener laptop content …

        IF – the Hillary emails had already been processed and a Hillary database created

        Wiener laptop came to light right before the election, whereas Hillary turned over printed emails months before

        So there was plenty of time for a Hillary database to have been created
        The question is: WAS IT?

        Again, I didn’t follow the Hillary process closely at the time
        Anyone who did might be able to shoot me down right away
        … and that’d be fine

        And this is all kinda moot if no actual effort to process the Wiener laptop was done

        Sundance has expressed his opinion a couple times that it wasn’t (the laptop sat and FBI did NOT exert a concerted effort to download and cross-check”). I believe Sundance has intimated that was a lie and smokescreen (the frantic ‘weekend’ of computer cross-checking) – that it didn’t happen.

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        • nimrodman says:

          … and one other thing about Hillary’s emails

          An email database contains all sorts of “meta-data” – information about the email like long server addresses, routing, just a bunch of technical stuff that’s probably valuable for forensic examination.

          Even scanning and repopulating a database from printed copy will only have the stuff that’s of face value – the To:, From:, body of email text, etc.

          That CAN be used for a simple cross-check to another database. But it’s not as rich as having the meta-data too, which is lost unless one turns over an electronic copy of the entire email database in computerized form.

          Printing copies on paper is a way to stymie forensic examination and delay it, make it a far more lengthy and difficult task and less likely to be successful.

          … which is why Hillary did it (printed paper copies)

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          • Yes yes yes! Nimrod!

            Having done some of this work in a few isolated instances i can testify that it would be impossible to have a true review in the weekend that Comey and the FBI allotted to reviewing the emails found on Weiner’s laptop. Didn’t we just read (in JW trove I think), that this was the reason that a number of classified emails were not identified then.

            And since State Dept did not turn over all the emails before, how could there be a decent DB created before the Weiner laptop was found?

            Does this make sense?

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          • fred5678 says:

            EXECELLENT summary. (Coming from someone who started in the computer science field in 1965 and was writing UNIX device drivers in C back in 1978.)

            I remember when Hillary turned over her 30,000 emails out of the 60,000 (the ones she destroyed were just the goat yoga class scheduling ones) and I SCREAMED out loud when I read that she provided only paper copies — that’s a lot of work to go to instead of simply making a memory card, etc., copy.

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          • As a Techie…That has been crawling through my mind as well. WHO HAS THE DATABASE FILES? To go through that many emails, they had to be brought into a VERY LARGE DATABASE SYSTEM LIKE CAPTIVA…

            https://www.emc.com/collateral/product-description/h4755-captiva-recognition-engines-pdg.pdf

            Everything that gets put through the scanner also gets put into a database and would not take that long to bring the fields out: From, To, Subject, Signature…ETC…my question still is:

            And Captiva uses a Sql Server Database system as the back end!!!

            WHO HAS THE DATABASE FILES?

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          • retirementgig says:

            Agree with all your reasoning, absolutely. However, Hillary was not smart enough to think of this herself. She might have been onboard but she didn’t think it up. That I can tell you.

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          • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

            Printed emails aren’t emails…….they’re just mail.

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          • rayvandune says:

            Related: if one simply made a list of the actions taken by Hillary such as the printing of emails, the use of “I don’t recall”, etc., a very simple and compelling case could be made that they could be explained by NOTHING OTHER THAN the desire to hide criminality! Use the old “If she was guilty how would she have acted differently?” approach- it is something the average person can grasp and a way to simplify a (purposely) complex mess!

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        • nimrodman says:

          thanks to wisdomtravel, fred, eagledriver, and Sundance for the reinforcement

          I was mostly speculating from very superficial experience as an email and pdf user, I appreciate expert email ITs confirming I was in the ball park.

          In email, I’ve done little more than hit “properties” on suspicious spam hitting my inbox, that’s where I’ve seen metadata with server routings and such that lie behind the “front page” of our emails.

          And I’ve scanned printed pages into pdfs at the office photocopier and used OCR to get the converted text into a Word document, that’s where I’ve seen that. And the errors that OCR produces that need hand intervention to correct or at least flag.

          And I’ve got a little database experience with Geographic Information Systems.

          So just a superficial user.

          Finally, Sundance brought us all back to firmer footing by referencing his July 20, 2018 post with his analysis of the weekend FBI “amazing things” investigation of the Wiener laptop – the one that Sundance judges didn’t actually happen. Looks like Sundance appended this current post with a lot of that content, probably because folks like me were unnecessarily going on long-winded speculation while he had already dissected the issue thoroughly last year.

          So thanks, y’all

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    • GB Bari says:

      Quite simply, that was an old CBS report. Do you believe CBS reports? I personally do not, but do believe they report nothing that isn’t pre-crafted to support a desired narrative.

      Sundance based his assertion on the fact that there was zero mention of reviewing the mails in any of the discussions noted in the strzok-page texts or other internal comms.

      While that’s not 100% conclusive, given everything else the “tight team” discussed in detail (even if somewhat cryptic) one would reasonably expect some mention in their text convos of email content or laptop content other than emails had the FBI truly reviewed the hard drive.

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      • nimrodman says:

        Thx, Bari.

        I remembered Sundance’s having reached a s judgement on it but didn’t remember the rationale. Now that you mention the lack of mention in the internal “tight team” discussions, I recall that Sundance article more solidly where he laid that reasoning out.

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      • Bubby says:

        GB thanks I agree! No of course I don’t believe CBS but I do believe Sundance! I was being sarcastic and I wasn’t calling out Sundance’s analysis but rather highlighting the msm involvement in providing Hillary and the FBI cover over the Weiner laptop at that time. The msm always have some so called “experts” to bolster their fake news whether it’s the climate change hoax or the FBI reviewing laptops. My hope is after this email Judicial Watch discovered that someone sues the FBI for evidence that the Weiner laptop was actually reviewed. There has to some evidence of a computer program, FBI timesheets of the agents who worked on the review etc. This collusion between the msm and the deep state to cover up the coup attempt and Hillary’s corruption is about to be blown wide open is my hope and prayer! Godspeed President Trump!

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  33. Bogeyfree says:

    Is anyone going to ask Barr once he is confirmed the following……..

    1) Why has no one in the FBI/DOJ looked at the DNC server that was supposedly hacked?

    2) Why has no one from the FBI/DOJ looked through all 600K emails on the Wiener laptop?

    3) Mr. Barr where is the Wiener laptop and has all the emails been erased?

    4) Why has no one from the FBI/DOJ spoken with Assange?

    5) Why has no one from the FBI/DOJ talked to the FISA Judge and also Judge Roberts who overseas the FISA judges about FISA abuse?

    6) Why has no one from the FBI/DOJ audited the NSA database to see how many contractors accessed it and who was queried and who gave the contractors permission and what information was queried?

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    • Rileytrips says:

      Bogey free, and why has no one found out what top secret and confidential data the Awan brothers stole off the Democrat House of Representative servers….and whether those Congress members have been bribed/coerced/threatened because of such stolen information. Also, who did the Awan brothers sell this info to? Pakistan? Taliban? Turkey? Did it have any confidential military data or info? That would all be good to know.

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  34. mr.piddles says:

    Put aside the anger-inducing facts for a moment in lieu of some light levity…

    Consider: six weeks before Hillary is expected (without reservation from many corners) to be elected President Of The United States Of America. What could happen at that point that would be the WORST POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT? Well how about: Anthony Freaking Weiner’s laptop containing the ENTIRETY of Hillary’s corrupt transactions before and during her gig at State is uncovered. I mean how’s THAT for timing?!?!? Do you think she peed her pants a little when she got that call from her lawyer?

    BAAHHAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHA… ahhhh! Hillary.

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  35. Deplorable Canuck says:

    The scope of this simply boggles the mind!

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  36. Republicanvet91 says:

    ” and even by other Democratic members of Congress was so disgusting they gave it to the FBI”

    This right here is why nobody at the FBI or DOJ has been seriously prosecuted for anything involving their cover-up of Granny’s emails.

    At some point, I can only hope a copy leaks. Perhaps it already has, since everyone is so interested in Assange.

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  37. John Huettner says:

    Insofar as we’re asking basic questions about this. My first questions to Comey would be why Hillary got the “midyear exam” while Trump got “Crossfire Hurricane” moving into election season, 2016. It’s an interesting question that needn’t be answered once you look at the timeline.

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  38. BSR says:

    “Thanks to the wizardry of our technology”… Who in the actual f*ck talks like this at a time of crisis unless they are up to something? I give tremendous props to CTH research for breaking this down in terms I could understand. This was exactly what the initial reports said it was. Operation Reciprocity from the remake of Clear & Present Danger with a new cast. Led by Obizzle my Nizzle and his head of State Lil Hill. Just look at these and see how accurate they predicted the behavior within. This was Orwellian when it came out but ironically Slick Willy was in office. Just watch em. .

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    • GB Bari says:

      The book was published in 1989 so was written during Reagans term. That movie followed the book, although somewhat Hollywood-ized and of course significantly condensed. I have the hardcover book, bought and read in ‘89.

      Clancy was far more deeply researched and aware than he ever admitted in any interview (he had many). The corruption that brought about the humiliation in SVN continued through to today. Clancy merely captured some of the government’s standard, corrupt practices and willingness to sacrifice Americans lives for corrupt political goals. Hasn’t changed, only the newer technology improves their ability to engage in even more corruption.

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      • BSR says:

        It’s a fantastic look Clancy gave us into the systemic conflict of interest that the CIA is and how it’s grown into a separate war mechanism that is perpetually funded by Congress and too sensitive to be given proper oversight. If I remember right it was founded as a corrupt arm of government by Hoover to keep his political foes in check. They’ve certainly made him proud all these years later. The book is always better than the movie. But when it’s something as complex as this the BSR doesn’t have the computing capacity to imagine the setting lol.

        It makes complete sense what you mentioned about Clancy being in the know. My mother was witness to some crazy things in the 80’s while she held three security clearances. The one she crawled through hell and back to get credentials of was Special Secret Clearance/Need to Know Basis. The crazy part was that she wasn’t some high powered exec or anything. Just happened to be one of the fastest typists at McDonnell-Douglass and that’s the reason she ended up in their equivalent to the Lockheed Skunk Works Program. I remember asking her as a kid what she worked on and she was only allowed to say she supports the Harrier program. Her period of time for national security is finally expired and I asked her recently about what she was really working on. She said they were responsible for the “Night Attack” system which was from everything I gathered a Gen 1 version of night vision avionics. Among the things that scared her silly was a golf cart with a platform attached to the rear which had a full curtain that shielded her view of anything else in the plant and the curtains stayed locked until they reached the area where she was to inspect a plane part and report back to aerospace engineers. That was how the “need to know” basis worked for her. Her boss had what she called a trap door to his office which was most likely a bit of an exaggeration. But above his desk behind his seat was what my mother called a bazooka hanging on the wall. You have to envision this from a young boys perspective as I tried to back then. Using a little imagination I asked if this was a commemorative display and she said yes. Being the 80’s it most likely was a presentation piece to acknowledge his involvement in Charlie Wilson’s S2A War. The following years after the end of the Cold War were hard on M-D and even though they produced an uglier prototype for the Joint Strike Fighter program many pilots said it was a superior fighter. Inevitably they were passed over for the contract to build these new fighter planes. M-D was forced to merge with it’s rival Boeing due to this and had a massive series of layoffs that ensued here locally which became a complete circus of employees competing for a severance buyout. This included one woman even coming to work wearing nothing under her trench coat and Christmas tree ornaments for earrings believe it or not. Mother’s department from M-D was one of the fortunate ones though. Ross Perot’s company EDS hired them all (another perk for those who have deep political ties). The whole story is funny to look back on now but growing up I was convinced mom was Superwoman. Some 30 years later that plant is STILL building the F-18 Super Hornet because of the overly complex product that the JSF program eventually delivered. Requires some dozen to one ratio of ground support to pilots just to utilize the full functionality of that plane as a fighter. No wonder they are still filling contracts for the tried and true F-18. The entire story is one small inside look I had to the dirty business that military contracting really was and almost certainly still is. It kills me to see Warhawk senators push to stay in places like Syria and Afghanistan. But that’s exactly why they do so. Gof8 Senator Roy Blunt takes his fair am

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      • BSR says:

        Got cut off sorry. Roy Blunt takes his fair amount of criticism here which I like. But he and Democrat Claire McCaskill were absolutely two of the same. That’s the part that always frustrates me the most. We can call our senators all we want for any topic in the State of MO. But even now that Claire has been replaced both senators are beholden first and foremost to Boeing’s interests not ours.

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      • dawg says:

        I started reading Clancy novels when I was about 10 and read them throughout my teenage years. This whole thing is “better” than every one of them. I just wish it were fiction.

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  39. MustangBlues says:

    whomever got a hold on the Weiner laptop, immediately it was copied widely and fully and spread around to key criminals.

    The ‘laptop copies’ are insurance policies, hole cards, ready and waiting.

    Lots of bureaucrats played loose with the law and left trails,

    Trouble coming, asses in a sling.

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  40. Republicanvet91 says:

    Mueller and ” and even by other Democratic members of Congress was so disgusting they gave it to the FBI”, and likely many more in the swamp. It explains so much if Hillary had been collecting dirt on so many, and it explains so much why they are fighting as if their lives depend on this never going anywhere.

    How many Democrats visiting Epsteins island? How many RINO’s? Look at Alex Acosta and his corrupt plea deal.

    Lying. Money-laundering. Corruption. Selling access to the highest bidder. All of that is lawless and thoroughly corrupt. All of it is expected when a Clinton is involved. What I would like to know is, what would be so heinous as to be described as “disgusting” by the NYPD? Surely they would all be familiar with the Clinton’s and their crimes.

    In my opinion, disgusting means much more than just the typical Clinton criminal actions. I think the NYPD agreed.

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    • jebg46 says:

      I just remember Hillary saying “If that b**tard wins we’ll all hang from nooses”. We can hope and pray that we’ll get justice in the end because there must be accountability for this massive coup.

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  41. BigTalkers says:

    And guess who has COPIES.. ?

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  42. HB says:

    I still hold out hope that somebody in the NYPD has a copy of that information and will use it.

    Give it to Sundance hopefully. Lord knows the NYT and Washintron Post would bury it.

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    • Herbert Kroll says:

      It is very likely that Weiner made copies. They trapped him with a minor who posed as an older girl, just to put him in jail. MI think that Weiner and Abedin collected information as leverage because Abedin is complicit in Hillary’s corruption.

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  43. HB says:

    Did we ever find out why so much info was on the husband’s laptop? Huma’s is understandable but why Weiner’s?

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    • nimrodman says:

      I think they both used it
      That’s the way I read it described in published articles

      Maybe Huma had sinister motive. “No, that’s not MY laptop” – that is, it’s not a gummint computer that was issued to her.

      It was one step removed. Why would anyone ever get Anthony’s laptop and find all of her stuff on it too?

      Oops – sexted a 15-yr-old girl.
      Hate it when that happens.

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    • JX says:

      Why was the SoS’s email on yahoo?

      Clinton is responsible for her email & documents. Why were they on yahoo?

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      • nimrodman says:

        For Huma’s part, I think I surmised from published articles at the time that Huma was forwarding emails from work to her home computer, for which perhaps her private email address was a yahoo account.

        Ostensibly, to make “print-outs”, I think she fibbed. Like they don’t have printers at gummint offices, right?

        Perhaps it was Huma off-loading her own private “insurance plan”? Wasn’t the bulk of it in a folder called “insurance”?

        For Hillary’s part, we know she had the shady server, lots of gummint stuff probably got forwarded there. Maybe she also used a private yahoo email, or perhaps she sent some stuff to Huma’s yahoo email.

        Barry sent stuff to Hillary’s server, there are email headers where he’s using some sort of alias

        Someone up-page or on another thread mentioned Brennan and others using private accounts.

        It’s all just a great big free-for-all.

        Bathroom servers, private email accounts, take off the headers and turn it into ‘non-paper’

        China, Russia, N.Korea likely didn’t even need cyber-experts to intercept or hack all this stuff, they probably could get it with high-school-level computer jockeys

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        • nimrodman says:

          Ah – and beyond possible over-the-internet forwarding, David Zink downthread points out that the Hillary/Huma content on Wiener’s laptop could have been “back-ups” – likely exporting email databases onto a memory stick at work and then uploading it to the laptop at home – that’d be the most likely way in this day and age.

          “Just finding these Huma emails from an obvious back up of her and obviously Hilary’s accounts …”

          Thanks, Dave

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    • There is a theory…that when the laptops came within “range” of reach other there was an automatic download sequence that took place that the the emails were copied down. Which can happen. Esp. IF THE SOFTWARE WAS DONE BY A GOV PROGRAMMER…Pushing that many emails throughout the day to a cloud and then copying down…INORDINATE AMOUNT OF TIME and also to delete what is in the cloud!!!

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  44. CNY3 says:

    Those MOFUs!!! How I wish we still had public hangings for treason!!

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  45. Sundance : “The key point here is subtle but very significant. Robert Mueller didn’t select his team, the corrupt team, the “small group”, selected him.”
    NOT A CHANCE!
    *The key point here is subtle but very significant. Robert Mueller aka. ‘Bobby 3 Sticks’ ALREADY knew of the Scheme through his association with John Brennan, James Clapper & James Comey…..PERIOD.*

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  46. woohoowee says:

    Bold added.

    Prosecutor who buried cases against Clinton lawyers was an Obama donor
    [Monday] October 31, 2016
    by Ty Clevenger

    -snip-

    So what was Ms. Herman’s purported rationale for refusing to investigate Mrs. Clinton’s attorneys? Blind faith in the Obama Administration:

    “It appears that your concerns were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”). The FBI and prosecutors declined to file charges against Ms. Clinton, her attorney, or those who allegedly assisted her in deleting the emails. We are satisfied that the misconduct alleged was properly reviewed.”

    That doesn’t pass the laugh test, so this morning I sent a letter to Ms. Herman’s boss, D.C. Disciplinary Counsel Wallace E. Shipp, Jr., and a letter to the D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility. Here’s the letter to Mr. Shipp:

    Mr. Shipp:

    I write in response to Elizabeth Herman’s October 14, 2016 letter regarding the cases listed above. I just received the letter on Friday [October 28], and I am appalled. In an attempt to justify her refusal to investigate whether David E. Kendall, Cheryll D. Mills and Heather F. Samuelson destroyed evidence related to Hillary Clinton’s private email server, Ms. Herman wrote the following:

    “It appears that your concerns were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”). The FBI and prosecutors declined to file charges against Ms. Clinton, her attorney, or those who allegedly assisted her in deleting the emails. We are satisfied that the misconduct alleged was properly reviewed”.

    -snip-

    Equally problematic is Ms. Herman’s blind confidence in the FBI and Justice Department. Even before the FBI’s about face on Friday, I had already provided evidence that the FBI investigation was fundamentally tainted. On October 19, 2016, I emailed Ms. Herman an October 5, 2016 letter from four Congressional committee chairman to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch regarding Ms. Lynch’s role and Mr. Comey’s role in the destruction of evidence. The letter can be found at http://tinyurl.com/gtkl2ap. As indicated in that letter, both Ms. Lynch and Mr. Comey were personally involved in the destruction of evidence sought by Congress, specifically the destruction of laptops belonging to Ms. Mills and Ms. Samuelson.

    To an outside observer, it appears that Ms. Lynch and Mr. Comey destroyed evidence to protect others who destroyed evidence, namely Mr. Kendall, Ms. Mills, Ms. Samuelson and, ultimately, Mrs. Clinton. For that reason, I filed bar grievances against Ms. Lynch and Mr. Comey in New York, where they are both admitted to practice. See October 20, 2016 Letter from Ty Clevenger to Grievance Committee of the U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. (http://tinyurl.com/hffys78). If Ms. Lynch and Mr. Comey were aiding and abetting the suspects they were investigating, as the evidence suggests, then it should come as no surprise that the suspects were exonerated. Either way, the FBI’s refusal to recommend charges says nothing about whether the respondent attorneys violated the professional rules.

    A more fundamental problem is Ms. Herman’s seeming disregard for the rules governing your office, particularly D.C. Bar Rule XI(6)(a)(2). That rule imposes a duty to “investigate all matters involving alleged misconduct by an attorney subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of this Court which may come to the attention of Disciplinary Counsel or the Board from any source whatsoever, where the apparent facts, if true, may warrant discipline.” As a matter of standard practice, your office requires attorneys to respond in writing to misconduct complaints whenever those complaints state a prima facie violation of the professional rules. In this case, however, Ms. Herman bypassed the normal practice and dismissed my complaints out of hand without any genuine investigation. Why?

    http://lawflog.com/?p=1461

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  47. Included in Judicial Watch’s press release, there was this blatant lie in an email written by Strzok:

    “The lawsuit also forced the release of a November 6, 2016, email by then-FBI official Peter Strzok telling Bowdich, Priestap, Rybicki, Page, former FBI General Counsel James Baker and others: “[Redacted], Jon and I completed our review of all of the potential HRC work emails on the [Anthony Weiner] laptop. We found no previously unknown, potentially classified emails on the media.”
    https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-fbi-general-counsel-talked-to-hillary-clintons-lawyer-about-comeys-letter-on-weiner-laptop-clinton-emails/

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  48. David Zink says:

    I have read all of this plus the Bongino info, Sara Carter, Solomon, etc.

    The part that is never pointed out is that any review looking for confidential info would have included Huma, Mills, Podesta and others emails and ALL of their devices. A review of the server would have shown you all IP addresses that attached to that email system. Just finding these Huma emails from an obvious back up of her and obviously Hilary’s accounts so late in the game just shows what a farce the whole mid year review was and they should have all been fired for incompetence.

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    • nimrodman says:

      nice call on the “obvious back up”, Dave, I cited you for it a bit up-thread

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    • ButterC says:

      I feel like I read somewhere that the FBI limited their investigation to Hillary’s emails even though everyone knew a lot of her business was handled by Huma. It might have been in the Strzok/Page texts

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  49. concerned3 says:

    When you see James Baker, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Mike Kortan, Hillary Clinton, Comey. You will notice that they all have something in common. Arrogance, they know, they are not going to be touched. They know, they will be protected.

    So is powerful enough to offer them this kind of reassurance? Well it’s not the setting President, it’s not a common member of congress, how about the Gang-Of-Eight, how about a former setting President?

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  50. concerned3 says:

    Who is powerful enough to protect these people against Treason charges?

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