President Trump Tweets Interesting Response to McCabe’s Soft Coup Diatribe…

President Donald Trump tweets a reaction to the 60 minutes interview by former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe; where McCabe outlined a concerted effort by the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to participate in a seditious ‘soft coup’ scheme against the president:

One of the points of disagreement amid those who research the deep weeds on ‘spygate’  has always been the oval office meeting between President Trump, DAG Rosenstein and Robert Mueller on the day before Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.

For over a year the TTP group has highlighted this meeting as Rosetta-Stone evidence that Mueller, Rosenstein and Trump were working together to deconstruct deep state usurpers. However, that perspective always seemed to be a rather absurd stretch.

Given the latest series of points highlighted by the public admission of the soft-coup plotters, a more Occam’s razor likelihood is that DAG Rosenstein didn’t actually wear an electronic wire to record the president, but rather chose instead to carry a human recorder to accomplish the same objective.  Robert Mueller was likely that human recording device.

AG Bill Barr has a mess on his hands.

Remember, back when this entire nonsense began, President Trump strongly said he had nothing to do with any coordination with Russia; nothing to do with collusion with Russia; and also stated he was okay with the investigation as it looked into the propriety of people within the 2016 campaign. However, these statements were also with the assumption, held by himself as a result of -perhaps false- confirmations from James Comey, that he himself was not a target.

A few weeks ago HPSCI member Devin Nunes was speculating that President Trump was the actual target all along.  The latest admissions by former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe specifically outlined how he opened two additional investigations of President Trump as a result of the Comey firing.  One investigation was criminal (obstruction of justice), and a second was counterintelligence (was the obstruction due to Trump being a Russian asset.

If the reporting (based on leaks) that has surfaced in the two-plus years of the investigation is accurate; and if Andrew McCabe did open two additional FBI investigations of President Trump on May 10th, 2017; then it is likely the clarification memo that Mueller requested from Rosenstein was about that issue.

If the mandate given to Robert Mueller was to specifically investigate the sitting president of the United States as an active participant, and subsequent target, for a counterintelligence operation, then DAG Rod Rosenstein -and Mueller- would have to hide that mandate from everyone and anyone.  Thus Mueller and Rosenstein would keep the August 2017 Scope Memo hidden from review…. which is exactly what they did.

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President Trump would be the target and none of the principles would be able to discuss the key elements specifically because of this extra-constitutional issue.

All of President Trump’s prior commentary would be based on a (2017/2018) assumption that he was not the target of the FBI probe that was eventually turned over to Mueller by Rosenstein.  If the origination instruction from Rosenstein to Mueller includes the specific charge to investigate the President; then all prior assumptions -including those held by President Trump- are invalid.

Examples:

  • Rosenstein (or any DOJ/FBI official) would always be engaging with POTUS as a target.  All conversation would be clouded by that aspect. As a result, Rosenstein could never be fully honest with President Trump; or answer any question therein.
  • Any action taken by President Trump (emphasis on “any”) would therefore potentially be direct influence by the President toward an investigation that held him as a target.  He could never be permitted to approach the investigation…. yet he would never find anyone with an honest answer as to why he cannot approach the investigation.

We previously pondered this aspect when we outlined “the declassification conundrum“.  However, at the time we did not evaluate the classifications issue from a target perspective; we were evaluating the issue as if President Trump was the victim of the illegal targeting.

If you flip the paradigm and now look at what actions President Trump could take, while reconsidering that he is the principle target, well, two years of contradictory things start to make more sense.

The conversation, and inability of Rosenstein to be honest with POTUS, changes the dynamic of this tweet:

POTUS writing: “may have a perceived negative impact on the Russia probe” takes on a whole new meaning when you consider a conversation where Rosenstein cannot be honest with the target of the “Russia probe”…. and the target has essentially no idea.

Remember, throughout 2017 and 2018, the basic assumption -due to visible and public declarations by the DOJ- was that Mueller was conducting an investigation into Russian interference with the election; and/or other matters that may surface as an outcome of that investigation.  However, we never knew (still don’t) the actual content of the August 2017 clarification mandate that Rosenstein gave to Mueller (see below):

If accurate, we can imagine a conversation where Mueller approaches Rosenstein in July and August 2017:

Mueller: “Rod, if you want me to consider President Trump a specific target of the investigation, you’re going to have to give some specific expansion of the investigation, in writing, to look into all the stuff inside this dossier.”

Rosenstein: “OK Bob, I’ll put it in writing, but we’ve got to keep this part away from view or the targets will know we’re using an unvetted dossier, which could be portrayed as political opposition research funded by Clinton, as evidence against them…. fair enough?”

Accepting Devin Nunes prior speculation as accurate (after much more thought, it likely is); and accepting Andrew McCabe is accurate in his admission of opening two investigations of Trump after the Comey firing; the redacted portion of the published mandate would be the part where President Trump is outlined as a target.

A direct target, or an indirect target, matters not.  What matters is that President Trump is A TARGET.   That would explain why Mueller requested that Rosenstein write down a much more expanded explanation for the mandate that no-one, [NO-ONE other than Judge Ellis (Manafort case)], has ever seen.

Knowing he would be entering into this foray where President Trump is the target, you can easily see why Mueller would want to meet with President Trump ahead of accepting the job.  The entire enterprise would be fraught with tenuous extra-constitutional issues. Mueller’s target is the most powerful person in the world; and the ramifications are rather stunning.

Any action taken by President Trump to declassify documents, that would show the dubious structure of the originating FBI investigation, would now be considered as: the target of the investigation undermining the investigation into himself.

Under this principle, congress requesting President Trump to declassify documents showing the unlawful nature of the investigative origination is an exercise in futility.

Congress is asking the target of the unlawful investigation to declassify evidence that was assembled against him.  The target then turns to the people who are investigating him and says please declassify….. however, the receiver (DOJ) is getting a request from their target.

Getting a declassification request from Congress is one thing; but getting a declassification request from the target of their investigation is a request they can neither fulfill nor explain their lack of fulfillment.

From the position of the DOJ:

As a counterintelligence target President Trump cannot declassify evidence, nor can he direct anyone to declassifying any evidence on his behalf.

FUBAR

Ultimately the only person who can correct this issue appears to be the same person who started this entire mess, Rod Rosenstein.  Which likely explains why he said he will leave the DOJ when Mueller is finished.

WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had been overseeing the special counsel investigation, plans to step down after Robert Mueller submits his report, according to administration officials familiar with his thinking.

A source close to Rosenstein said he intends to stay on until Mueller submits a report to the Justice Department on the Russian meddling investigation. The source said that would mean Rosenstein would remain until early March. (link)

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein initiated the continued investigation into President Trump by authorizing, and later clarifying, that Mueller is to proceed with the special counsel mandate that includes President Trump as a target.

….And knowing that dynamic completely changes the background review about how corrupt Andrew McCabe’s allies in the FBI and media started leveraging against Rod Rosenstein for their own benefit.

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518 Responses to President Trump Tweets Interesting Response to McCabe’s Soft Coup Diatribe…

  1. Dances with Wolverines says:

    The President must call on the military to restore faith in our Judicial Branch of government. The SC stood by for three years and allowed the rights of American citizens to be trampled upon.Not one Justice stood up for the rule of law and they had a obligation to do so yet they stood pat and did nothing They are complicit in this coup attempt. Only a neutral military arbiter can be trusted to restore the faith of the American People in the Judicial branch of our compromised government.

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    • Dances, we must, must abide by and respect the limits put on each branch in the Constitution. See Art. III, Sec. 2. Here they list the 10 listed CASES which any federal court can hear. So! They can only hear the cases brought before them.

      Your wrath most aptly would be applied to Congress for not using the impeachment powers vested in them but did not. We need to hold the correct group accountable.

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    • Into you condemnation of the Judicial Branch, i would add the GOP. Leaders of the Presidents own party did little to nothing to uncover and stop the soft coup. In fact, they went out of their way to aide and abide the plotters.

      Grassley to P Trump: “We will not hold hearings on a replacement AG….”

      GOP never went into recess, preventing the president of THEIR OWN party from making recess appointments.

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    • mike says:

      This targeting and pseudolegalistic conflations are all treason and bullsh!t. Given the antipathy of Obama, the swamp, overseas “allies”, with all their NSA, DIA, CIA etc superpowers they could have taken Trump out in a New York minute if they had even the slightest misunderstood scraps of cloth to spin into something. Any imagined need for FISA writs ended Jan 19, 2017, if not Nov’16.

      Their mutiny failed and now it is way past time to pay the piper.
      Hang them all
      – high and preferably from the wall.

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    • Ready Steady Go says:

      That’s a dumb idea. I don’t want to live under military rule.

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  2. sundance says:

    Liked by 25 people

    • James Carpenter says:

      Capt. John Yossarian would understand completely.

      Liked by 12 people

    • Mike says:

      As I said a year ago. All three branches of government conspired to remove Trump.

      Liked by 12 people

      • Some of us were saying it even earlier…………….I think many here started using the phrase “soft coup” as early as Jan-Mar 2017.

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        • Sugarhillhardrock says:

          Yes.
          I want to say a number of us began to realize what had been attempted around late spring of 2017, after the “wire taping” tweet by POTUS on March 4th (If memory serves).

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          • dawg says:

            That was exactly the day it hit me like a freight train. I heard about the tweet and went online and saw the tweets for myself. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing and immediately understood the implications of the sitting President publicly stating the the previous President had my “wires tapped”. I also immediately knew it was true. My first thought was Watergate, this is 10 times worse, (turned out to be 100 times worse) and the President resigned over that. The next morning I started the deep dive down the rabbit hole, and found this place soon after.

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          • Rex70 says:

            Yes…4 March 2017. 0 & his possey have been uncharacteristically silent, only occasionally and disjointedly ubiquitous with their tweets and or public statements since that time. Clearly, that was an ephiphany for many–on all sides of the sh*_tstorm aka Crossfire Hurricane. Indeed.

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      • amwick says:

        Just couldn’t help myself…

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    • Marygrace Powers says:

      With the Mueller investigation they created the
      perfect “CATCH 22” scenario to protect themselves.

      One connotation of the term is that the creators of the “catch-22” situation have created arbitrary rules in order to justify and conceal their own abuse of power.

      A catch-22 is a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules.[1][2] The term was coined by Joseph Heller, who used it in his 1961 novel Catch-22.

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    • mswinkle says:

      Odd though the WH reporter for th daily caller cn’t Think of his name tweeteted out this morning the following ? Bill Hemmer asked about WW firing RR. Mercedes Schlapp responded POTUS has a great relationship with RR and when RR leaves is up to RR.

      I am not TTP but I don’t think DT is an idiot and if he knew RR was working against him he would not have gone out of his way on multiple occasions to say he liked RR. I also don’t believe RR outsmarted DT and snuck Mueller in under the guise of FBI job interview. Also we would need to believe RR not only outsmarted DT with Mueller, but also DT had no idea and actually went on to nominate Wray based on RR’s recommendation.

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    • WSB says:

      I still do not understand how someone in the position of Chief Law Officer, who does not KNOW he is a target, could be considered to be obstructing justice by changing out a deputy AG or declassifying information? This is within his authority, and since when is declassifying evidence obstruction?

      However, it now does make sense as to why Comey would not say publicly that PT was a target. And then they were conveniently able to change that status by switching out the investigator.

      IF THE HAMMER DOES NOT DROP WITHIN THREE WEEKS, I WOULD FIRE BARR.

      ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

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      • Greg says:

        Hello WSB…I hope all is well! THE STAGE IS SET PERFECT FOR PROSECUTIONS:

        When PDJT gives the direct order to go nuclear with the criminal codes and follow normal investigative/prosecutorial procedures A/G must do his sworn duty.

        PDJT does have the power to instruct the Attorney General to investigate crimes when PDJT (citizens) has overwhelming evidence.

        If the Attorney General refuses; PDJT has a sworn duty to fire the Attorney General immediately.

        OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IF DOCUMENTS ARE RELEASED; PDJT IS NOT CONCERNED OF THIS FALSE NARRATIVE;
        The releasing of the documents showing the corruption of the FBI/DOJ far out-weights the fake Mueller investigation. How can you compare the allegedly fraudulent and fake Mueller investigation with the alleged criminal acts within the FBI/DOJ that are knowingly destroying the rule of law and the Constitution? The Mueller Investigation is allegedly fraudulent and fake. Forget the “Political Cost” (None) of releasing the documents; the rule of law is vital to the on-going concern of the Constitution. The United States is in the middle of a Civil War.

        IMO: PDJT is using the false narrative for his timing of going nuclear with the criminal codes…

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        • Sugarhillhardrock says:

          Greg,
          Barr has the power to demand accountability from Mulehead and ROSEY.

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          • Greg says:

            AGREED! And demand accountability for all involved in Treason, Sedition, Subversion, Espionage, Racketeering etc…most importantly accountability for Hillary Emails the Clinton Foundation allegedly the largest criminal organization in U.S. history.

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          • Robert Smith says:

            If I was Mueller I’d blame Rosenstein. Nobody likes Rosenstein.

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      • Greg says:

        Hello WSB…I hope all is well!

        When PDJT gives the direct order to go nuclear with the criminal codes and follow normal investigative/prosecutorial procedures A/G must do his sworn duty.

        PDJT does have the power to instruct the Attorney General to investigate crimes when PDJT (citizens) has overwhelming evidence.

        If the Attorney General refuses; PDJT has a sworn duty to fire the Attorney General immediately.

        OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IF DOCUMENTS ARE RELEASED; PDJT IS NOT CONCERNED OF THIS FALSE NARRATIVE;
        The releasing of the documents showing the corruption of the FBI/DOJ far out-weights the fake Mueller investigation. How can you compare the allegedly fraudulent and fake Mueller investigation with the alleged criminal acts within the FBI/DOJ that are knowingly destroying the rule of law and the Constitution? The Mueller Investigation is allegedly fraudulent and fake. Forget the “Political Cost” (None) of releasing the documents; the rule of law is vital to the on-going concern of the Constitution. The United States is in the middle of a Civil War.

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        • Greg says:

          Sorry…double posting…first it disappeared and than reappeared.

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        • Greg says:

          Sorry for the double posting…it disappeared and then reappeared.

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        • joebkonobi says:

          PDJT has to wait until Mueller is finished. Otherwise, if he is indeed a target, he plays right into their hands with obstruction of Justice. However when Mueller is done he certainly can order the AG to investigate the crimes that should have been being investigated all along.

          I trump has been a target all along then I assume he has been prohibited from seeing all the evidence. I have been assuming he has seen everything and knows all. They have kept him blind, which I would have thought impossible for the President and Commander in Chief. I would think that if and when SC Mueller concludes his fake investigation, then there are no hold barred. Unless Barr orders Mueller to end the investigation, I doubt Mueller will ever go away.

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    • Chilidog says:

      If declassifying or firing Rosenstein amounted to obstruction, than why won’t they let Trump do it? He ordered declassification. They’d have an impeachable offense. Isn’t that what they’re looking for?

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      • WSB says:

        They needed the time to destroy evidence. That is what Mieller was supposed to do. Gag anyone who would talk, muscle Team Trump, and destroy evidence.

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        • Hsssssss says:

          This is exactly correct – they fired up the paper shredders, hit all delete buttons, bleach bit the hard drives and carried out the rest to be buried under the Obama library starting on the evening of Nov. 8, 2016 at approximately 9:45 EST….

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      • Angel Martin says:

        “If declassifying or firing Rosenstein amounted to obstruction, than why won’t they let Trump do it?”

        I believe they tried with the NYT Rosenstein wear a wire, 25th Amendment story.

        I believed at the time that the Mueller outfit was the source of that story.

        We now know that the lackey media run stories past Mueller before they publish – which I believe they did in this case – and Mueller told them to run it.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Well, because once Trump’s successfully declassified, they start building out the gallows. It doesn’t matter what loophole or gotcha they have in mind for Trump – the game is over.

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    • Tom! says:

      I must be a little slow in understanding this mess. Why did Trump not declassify the documents if he didn’t know that he was the target. Did he suspect that he was the target or did he actually defer to the argument that other countries were asking him not to do so. The American people cannot accept this from our government. It’s no wonder that McConnell and Ryan along with Mattis, Tillerson and others felt so free to treat the president as the black sheep of the family who would soon be gone.

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    • Zaza says:

      I would love to see that POS hanging from a rope.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Ultimately the only person who can correct this issue appears to be the same person who started this entire mess, Rod Rosenstein. Which likely explains why he said he will leave the DOJ when Mueller is finished.

      Is this still the case?

      Barr now owns the Mueller investigation and RR’s ass.
      McCabe just publicly—in spectacular fashion—just put the spotlight directly on the DOJ and FBI top floor with his accusation/admission of, as Pelley put it, an “attempt to remove a President” from office.

      And did it on the new AG’s first day on the job.

      If nothing else….Barr MUST recuse RR of anything related to these investigations.
      RR’s denial was pathetically weak
      Barr can’t possibly let RR anywhere near this anymore simply due to the “appearances” now created which demand resolution.
      Frankly I don’t see how Barr doesn’t reassign him Ohr-style or dismiss him
      (which I guess he would have to recommend and get approval from Trump to do)

      However it shakes this will be the test of Barr.

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      • Hsssssss says:

        I thought Rosey had already been reassigned? Did I read that wrong? Whitaker took over when the court case cleared?

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          Well he’s still DAG.
          Whitaker technically took over Mueller but status as a “temp” limited him.
          Barr is permanent and has been AG before
          I was simply responding to the idea that RR is the only one that can correct this.

          BTW: Fox is reporting RR is gone in March and Barr has picked a new DAG: Jeffrey Rosen

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    • Anonymous says:

      Duh.

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  3. Harvey Lipschitz says:

    Trump has patience and class. He also has a history with casinos and using his own detectives. He can expose his files on Rosenstein any time and have not the slightest concern for obstruction.

    If Herr mueller stormtroopers start personal family member attacks, I suspect Mueller will get kicked to where the sun doesn’t shine.

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  4. Publius2016 says:

    release the memo…Barr fires Rosenstein…End the witchhunt!

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  5. jbowen82 says:

    As I’ve posted before, if the Crossfire Hurricane operation cannot be pursued because it could compromise the Mueller investigation, how is the continuation of the Mueller investigation not itself an act of obstruction of justice? Rosenstein and Mueller are in plain sight obstructing any attempt to shed light on the misconduct, which may itself have been criminal, of those in the DOJ and FBI involved in Crossfire Hurricane – some of whom have participated in the very Mueller investigation that is obstructing the investigation of the cabal.

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    • Jeff Hommel says:

      It is obstruction. The whole bloody thing is obstruction!
      That’s what makes this so absurd!
      Complete and total lawlessness.

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      • Hsssssss says:

        And yet it continues…sometimes I can just picture old Andrew Wise-Ass standing there screaming – no we must continue!!! we must take him down!!! it will work as it always has before!!! (what a POS he is)

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    • Zimbalistjunior says:

      Beyond that. The very establishment of the SC Mueller probe was an act in furtherance of the conspiracy to overthrow the President. McCabe admits that very fact. He admits that he and Rosenstein considered using the 25th amendment to overthrow the President. When they realized that they would not have sufficient numbers of cabinet members, they then shifted into creation of SC. For the same purpose of sedition.

      Now of course they defend themselves by pleading national security: by claiming that the Presidents actions were ‘suspicious’ and required investigation. Of course that is patently dubious and in actuality a lie but hard to disprove.
      Except that in the context of the previous year plus of actions undertaken by the same cabal: as reflected by texts like insurance policy and perhaps even more the texts saying that now that trump has won the nomination, we need to clear Hillary, and that we need to bring the best personnel to question Hillary in july 2016: and by best we don’t mean the most qualified but the ones who will achieve the best outcome of clearing her, in that context it is obvious that the establishment of the SC probe is part of the continuum of anti trump activity.
      Thanks Andy.

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      • Jederman says:

        “…SC Mueller probe was an act in furtherance of the conspiracy to overthrow the President…” I completely agree, but I can’t for the life of me think of what it is they have that they think can make it happen and live to tell about it.

        This is a fight to the death, only one side leaves the arena. Does RR, mueller et al think they can pull this off simply through the media and the weight of the available Fed bureaucracy? Do the plotters actually think that if it falls apart they just go about their business like nothing happened?

        PT is bound and absolutely must crush these plotters IOT protect the office of the presidency (and his own hide/legacy), and to get re-elected. People talk about Barr possible brokering a deal to bring peace but the scope of this is so far beyond deals it’s crazy to think PT’s base would live with it.

        What good would PT be in a second term, if he managed it, with the perps walking around free? I believe it’s nuts to even consider anything short of jail for all the perps.

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        • ColtLending says:

          If convicted, this is so beyond jail the punishment must be so severe no sane person would ever again attempt it again.

          That means punishment by death.

          Short of that, it’s it’s one more blow to a Republic inches from death.

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          • Sugarhillhardrock says:

            In war, command and control of enemy assets must be targeted and eliminated. Where the leadership hides is worthy of direct action to take command and control out.

            We know many of the players who form the command and control principals here. ROSEY, Comey, Simpson, McDonough, McCabe, Baker, Yates, etc.

            These scum must be picked up, either by Marines, reliable law enforcement, if such an entity still exists, or another military entity accountable to the Executive.

            We suspect that Obumbles and the Piano Legged Wench were involved.
            It appears we KNOW, probable cause wise, that Comey, McCabe, etc were committing sedition and obstruction of justice, along with false swearing and a host of other crimes.

            INDICTMENTS NOW, then eliminate the middle tier command and control by arrest and confinement, pending trial.

            If an attempted, now exposed, Coup is not a national emergency or act of war, I do not know what else would qualify, short of a sneak attack by another nation or international actor.

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        • zimbalistjunior says:

          i have said this from the beginning and i will say it again: they will bring the President a deal: we end the probe in exchange for letting all the plotters off.
          and then a week after the President agrees and the probe is finished and he is ‘exonerated’, he will turn around and renege on the deal. As he has the right to and as he should.
          and that is when we will get justice.

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          • Sugarhillhardrock says:

            No deals, except for those who provide evidence on those above them.

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          • dawg says:

            @zimbalist, Was your post a response to Jederman who said “This is a fight to the death, only one side leaves the arena?” I was starting to think that this would all end in some deal. Then wondered, well, what would stop PT from reneging on that deal. But then I thought, the reneging part is what makes me wonder if the plotters would be willing to offer a deal in the first place. Would they risk that? So that brings me back to Jedermans post. That this may have to end with a clear winner and loser.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Ninety percent of everything re DJT investigation seems to all originate with the:

      I. Fradulent FISA
      II. Fradulent dossier

      1. Dossier paid for by the Clintons, DNC… and FBI?
      2. Not disclosed! – I am no lawyer, but common sense tells me if you don’t REPEATEDLY and LOUDLY disclose that, sure looks like conspiracy, collusion, & skulduggery.
      3. Christopher Steele also a WELL STATED PREJUDICE against DJT. (And Yahoo drek self-circulating lies from CS.)
      4. I rarely take notes when I spend hours reading, but I seem to recall they ALL KNEW WHO PAID FOR IT – which again seems to point to conspiracy?
      5. Maybe they can’t directly pin down Lynch, Clapper, or HRC … but it sure seems like there are about a dozen people at the DOJ and FBI who should go down.

      If a mature person knows 2 & 3, and the dossier can’t be corroborated, the 2 investigations of the POTUS doesn’t go forward.

      Can a seasoned lawyer please comment?

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    • justlizzyp says:

      I was wondering how they square the existence of CH (started summer 2016) with this May 2017 CI investigation into Trump as though they hadn’t already been running a CI investigation into him for a year? They’re all acting like the May 2017 investigation was some new, earthshaking event.

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      • Zimbalistjunior says:

        Exactly. These McCabe revelations are full of half truths.
        As would be expected.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Crossfire-Hiurricane was a fake investigation about Russia collusion but secretly about Trump.
        Comeyfired-Hurricane was a fake investigation about Russia collusion but overtly about Trump.

        Thus the circle is squared.

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    • madeline says:

      That is exactly what the Mueller investigation was supposed to do obstruct and protect as well as destroy evidence (Strok and Page Texts for example)

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  6. StanH says:

    AG Barr, thinking America is watching you, and what you do next could determine the future of the USA.

    MAGA! …by doing your job as Constitutionally mandated.

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    • Dekester says:

      True Stan,

      But much of the wold is watching. This whole sordid mess is exposing massive corruption in the U.S.

      The allies as well as adversaries are intently following this festering sore.

      Israel and Saudi Arabia to mention just two. Never mind “ the five eyes” good gracious hat a mess.

      God bless PDJT

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  7. BitterC says:

    Agree, with a slightly different angle.
    Rod & Andy are scheming about how to remove Trump. The spectre of a new FBI Dir is a worry, as he might very well kill or re-target the investigation.
    Solution? Get Mueller appointed as Director.
    Mueller interviews 5/16 & at the end POTUS tells Mueller he’s not the one.
    Rod & Bob go meet with Andy & after kicking the 25th amendment around one last time they settle on Plan B. Mueller will accept appt as SC. Now they don’t have to worry about the new FBI Dir gunning up the coup

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  8. freepetta says:

    Where’s the beef!! There was NO reason for an investigation in the first place. If there was that moronic imbecile Barry Soetero would have been locked up for sending Putin a message that he will be more “flexible” after his last and Thank God final election.

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  9. BitterC says:

    Agree, with a slightly different angle.
    Rod & Andy are scheming about how to remove Trump. The spectre of a new FBI Dir is a worry, as he might very well kill or re-target the investigation.
    Solution? Get Mueller appointed as Director.
    Mueller interviews 5/16 & at the end POTUS tells Mueller he’s not the one.
    Rod & Bob go meet with Andy & after kicking the 25th amendment around one last time they settle on Plan B. Mueller will accept appt as SC. Now they don’t have to worry about the new FBI Dir gumming up the coup

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  10. evergreen says:

    Inverted hierarchy of importance. The president oversees a nation. The investigator oversees an investigation for ostensible use in a court proceeding.

    The latter may not supersede the president’s abilities not curtail his duties. COIN is not valid against a president. Only open proceedings. Only open. Else, coup.

    Impeachment is the only constitutional avenue. Their failure to use it should be grounds for treason.

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  11. thegoosefish says:

    Glad he got rid of fugging useless ass Sessions. PDJT is like Mr. Magoo, always stepping off onto another ibeam that just happens to be there when he walks off another one.

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  12. Ken Maritch says:

    Yes, we understand.
    What can PDJT do to end this dark period in American history?

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  13. EricStoner says:

    “POTUS writing: “may have a perceived negative impact on the Russia probe” takes on a whole new meaning when you consider a conversation where Rosenstein cannot be honest with the target of the “Russia probe”…. and the target has essentially NO IDEA.”

    Good article, thought-provoking, but, I can’t believe POTUS would have “no idea?” That seems to dovetail with the MSM narrative that POTUS is an idiot and I don’t believe that. If he is an idiot, why does he keep kicking their fannies and getting good things done?

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    • madeline says:

      Couldn’t PDJT have redacted because he didn’t know he was a target? INTENT baby remember INTENT. So essentially, when Rod told PDJT not to redact or it would be obstruction, he told PDJT is was a target.

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      • WSB says:

        That sounds more like what happened. However, I am with the criminal usurpation of Presidential Authority Group. This cabal completely denied this President his authority. Premeditated.

        That’s just not very nice, is it…

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  14. Kate says:

    I agree Dances,
    I do know that I no longer have any faith in most of our government and legislatures in the House and Senate, Judiciary and most certainly the FBI,CIA,IRS, and a few others.
    We are getting closer to a breaking point in this country and it is scary.

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    • botchedcasuality says:

      If Congress can’t provide oversite of these two-bit agencies, suspend the leadership, full lockout and then take statements from every remaining agent salvage the worthy and then fully flush, ….time for a re-set.

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      • joebkonobi says:

        Congress is complicit. It’s a big club and we ain’t part of it and neither is PDJT. Time for exposure. We have one of the corrupticons basically admitting they were trying to frame the President of the United States, with no verified evidence!!. Why is NOTHING being done about it??? They think we are stupid. The facts, thanks to Sundance and other patriot investigators, are out there for all to see. We are witnessing the biggest cover up scandal in history of the U.S. and they are getting away with it.

        The crooks, and they are many, are praying PDJT gets defeated in 2020, at which time all of this will scandalous behavior will be buried deep with the swamp. We cannot let that happen. We are in very dire straights in this country. America is being murdered under our watch.

        The only good part about it is that the crooks have failed to put even a hand on PDJT. Now is the time for all good men and women to stand up and demand accountability. Otherwise it ain’t our government anymore.

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        • jedled says:

          If AG Barr doesn’t show intent to prosecute the traitors within the first 30 days on the job, we should stage a MAGA march on D.C. I’m in Texas but I’ll make the trip – and bring some other Patriots along with me….say early April?

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    • mopar2016 says:

      These politicians all need to be exposed. They also need to be drug tested.
      Same with the un-elected criminals that head up our so called intel agencies.
      They should have to dress like NASCAR drivers with their sponsors / owners logos all over their clothes. The FISA judges need to be prosecuted too.

      And the foreign countries that don’t want the truth to come out aren’t really our friends.
      They’re also complicit in the ongoing coup attempt.

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      • Hsssssss says:

        Start with all of the ones who “retired” for the simple life they missed but somehow keep popping up on cable news? They can’t stand it —

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  15. RR must then have believed the plan would succeed and PDT would either be, removed or leave office.

    If so, Dear Rod, is that the Sword of Damocles hanging over your head?

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      I can only guess what the brains of the duo, Mrs. Rosenstein, is thinking.

      Liked by 1 person

    • jbowen82 says:

      I believe they really thought they were going to find evidence that PDT was a Russian stooge. They were Hillary enthusiasts who lived inside the Beltway and drank the Koolaid. It wasn’t there to be found, of course, but they didn’t know that in summer 2016.

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      • Johnny Bravo says:

        I’m not too sure JB.

        I imagine, the promises made to Rosey must have been so beguiling, he felt it was so good, he just couldn’t refuse.

        He’d be a hero, a saviour, one to whom the hundreds of weirdo’s, higher up the greasy pole, would pay great homage to! He’d be a bigger fish in an even bigger pond….

        As time has passed, PDT blocked his every exit and those promises now look like fools gold.

        It could not have happened to a more deserving low life; he is one of the many boils on the butt of American law and justice… I say lance it!

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        • jbowen82 says:

          I think the use of the dossier to get the FISA warrant on Page was a shortcut they were all willing to take because they had convinced themselves that with a warrant they’d be able to get at the 702 material NSA was storing (and had blocked them from in April 2016) and the smoking gun would be there, or they would catch somebody actually getting instructions from a Russian agent. The FISA judges were in on it too. Everybody was willing to cut a few corners, because they just knew in the end they’d be heroes in President Hillary’s eyes (because, of course, everyone knew she was going to win).

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      • Jederman says:

        Whether they did or didn’t think they’d find anything they had to do SOMETHING. Obama/Clinton left a holy mess behind and it had to be secured. They could not aford to have PT use it against them or expose/prosecute them.

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    • WSB says:

      On to the apparent cabinet members. And the Obama, Clinton, ValJar, Awan and other creeps.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Caius Lowell says:

    Jeff Sessions, “another beauty” — there’s a special place in h3ll waiting for Beauregard Magoo…

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  17. Perot Conservative says:

    Just imagine the exact opposite.

    Imagine Barack Obama, after his comments to Putin’s puppet, had a criminal and counterintelligence investigation launched against him.

    Paid for by the RNC a wealthy GOP spoil sport. Say GW Bush, and his VIA contacts.

    What major things would change?

    1. No uniform backing from the FBI and DOJ.

    2. The MSM would savage the expose.

    3. There would be public hearings equivalent or surpassing Watergate.

    4. The Brits and Aussie’s would hand the Dimms a shank.

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  18. LukeC says:

    Why did Rosey write the letter which prompted PDJT to fire Comey? Seems like he would have wanted Comey to stick around.

    Liked by 3 people

    • thegoosefish says:

      A very good question. If you think Rosie works for Clinton, then it was payback for his last minute “investigation” of the Weiner laptop. but there are so many possibilities, we may as well wait for the book.

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    • Summer says:

      Please keep in mind that he recommended Comey be fired mostly because Comey disclosed the fact the FBI found classified material in her emails. That was unforgivable. If the FBI exonerated Clinton (by usurping the DOJ authority and getting Tarmac Lynch off the hook) there was no need to announce these inconvenient details. It was all about poor Mrs. Clinton the victim.

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    • WSB says:

      I still believe this may have been planned, since Comey knew he would be on the chopping block at some point, and firing him would just lead to the DOJ/FBI screaming obstruction charges, eventually impeachment. Similar to Nixon.

      Sessions was recused, so, Rosenstein thus was in the perfect position to appoint.

      They must have planned it. Why would Rosenstein have babysat Mueller the day before at the WH meeting with PT?

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    • BitterC says:

      I once read that Rosenstein was totally blindsided by the negative reaction to Comey being fired. He thought he’d be a hero to the Dems and media since so many were blaming Comey for Hillary losing.
      He’d only been in his job for 8 or 10 days. Doubt he knew much about coup

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      He wasn’t accurately keeping track of the “WHO HATES COMEY MORE” scorecard.

      He still thought it was the Dems and the Press.

      Rod unfortunately missed that Comey Mar 20 testimony he referred to in his Mueller appointment letter as he was too busy preparing for his own confirmation hearing.

      That was when Dems/MSM and Comey kissed and made up..

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  19. thegoosefish says:

    The only thing Rod has to lose is his honor. There will be lots of money waiting for him on the other end if that was what he intended to do. But me, I would rather have the honor.

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  20. jbowen82 says:

    Of course President Trump was a target all along, and he knew it. Anyone with a brain knew that when Comey and Rosenstein told him he was not a target, they were lying – or possibly telling a half-truth:

    Remember, as Andy McCarthy has pointed out many times, this all started in 2016 (no later than August, and likely sooner) as a counterintelligence investigation. From what we now know, the two-step rule, combined with Carter Page’s FISA warrant, meant that the FBI counterintelligence side was capable of directly monitoring Candidate, then President-elect (and maybe even President) Trump’s communications. If you really thought there was a chance that the candidate was an agent for the Russians, it would have been dereliction of duty not to monitor him. (Someone should have done the same with Hillary and the Ukrainians, or Obama and the Iranians, but I digress.) So I think it’s very, very likely that PDT was a counterintelligence target.

    However, that does not mean he was ever a criminal investigation target. If no crimes turned up as a byproduct of the counterintelligence investigation, and there was no probable cause for any other reason (i.e., testimony of Flynn, Manafort, Cohen, etc. implicating him in a crime), then Rosenstein and Comey would have been truthful in telling him he was not a target of a criminal investigation. It would have been a half-truth because of what they probably omitted to tell him, but common sense would tell any rational observer that he’s always been a counterintelligence target.

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    • Blue Moon says:

      Just remember what Odumbo said right before the election “He will NOT be president”. He was positive of that. Why was he so confident?

      Liked by 8 people

      • AmericaFirst says:

        Pelosi also announced that with annoying and frightening certitude.

        How could these people KNOW?

        Liked by 2 people

        • WSB says:

          The election was rigged. Donald Trump figured out the sauce to unrig it.

          He himself used the word ‘rig’.

          Liked by 1 person

          • AmericaFirst says:

            I think everyone here at CTH was counting on the monster vote to overwhelm the election rigging, that and God’s grace. This site was a welcome respite from the campaign-long gaslighting, as well as a much needed public prayer circle.

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            • WSB says:

              I believe the monster vote was part of the sauce! We overwhelmed the rigging.

              I was also advised that there was collusion between Clinton, Facebook, Google and a few other social media participants, that there may have been some less than above board portals closed that normally would have been used to push votes.

              MAYBE SOME DAY WE WILL KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED!!!!!

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              • Hsssssss says:

                One thing about President Trump’s great election is something to think about:
                Remember all of the people who had given up due to the “hillbag will win” day in day out????
                Well, guess what – all of those people who did NOT bother to vote since they thought it was a done deal??? They love Trump and you better believe they will not be fooled again………………………….count on it

                p.s. I offered suitcases to a few lib looneys who swore they would move after I said President Trump is Most Definitely going to win — they are still here

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      • madeline says:

        A gentleman posted an interview with Tony Schaffer here last night and Tony said the only way for the FBI to get a FISA, to spy on essentially PDT, McCabe or Comey would have to get permission from Susan Rice National Security Advisor. So this probably will go higher than McCabe and Comey. I doubt Rice would give permission without the OK from Obama. The interview was on Epoch Times and very interesting.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      I believe it was Comey who told him he was not a target. And according to McCabe, that seems to be true.

      Liked by 2 people

      • thegoosefish says:

        Why would that be true? I must be missing something.

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        • TwoLaine says:

          Because according to McCabe, in this interview, HE opened the investigations against President TRUMP AFTER Comey was fired.

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          • thegoosefish says:

            Hmm. True. But I interpreted SD’s comments above to mean that he was always a target. Even before that: “However, these statements were also with the assumption, held by himself as a result of -perhaps false- confirmations from James Comey, that he himself was not a target. . . . A few weeks ago HPSCI member Devin Nunes was speculating that President Trump was the actual target all along.”

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            • WSB says:

              Comey told PResident Trump off record that he was not a target of their CRIMINAL investigation but refused to make it public. Reince Priebus made a call to McCabe or Rosenstein to ask if they would release a public statement and they would not.

              So McCabe and Mueller opened the counterintelligence investigation and then made PT their target.

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          • thegoosefish says:

            I mean, come on, the insurance policy, the Strozk work, all the dirty stuff, yeah he was always the target. Always.

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    • WSB says:

      According to Sheriff Arpaio, the spying started when the birther issue came up. 2012. And who knows how long the Obama Whitehouse was spying through the Presidential Daily Brief.

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    • Kintbury says:

      I believe they opened a counter intelligence investigation not because there was anything to investigate, they were trying to catch Trump doing something, anything illegal and they failed. The reason they did is because James Kalstrom warned him at the very beginning of his run, if not before, that everything he did would be monitored, either by the Dems, Clinton or the government.

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  21. Spectre says:

    “Any action taken by President Trump to declassify documents, that would show the dubious structure of the originating FBI investigation, would now be considered as: the target of the investigation undermining the investigation into himself.”

    Okay, so once Mueller wraps up, then the President can make public the corruption in spades? Isn’t that’s what’s coming? Isn’t that why McCabe did the CBS interview? To get out ahead of what’s going to be made public?

    I’m not so sure the nuances of what happened in the past matters to me anymore. Sundance has laid it all out there, with his tireless hard work.

    What I can about is what will Barr do now? This scandal must be made public. I think that’s what’s coming.

    Liked by 7 people

    • jbowen82 says:

      I agree. The other side is going to counterattack with impeachment to create a he said-she said, or “they all do it” scenario, so the public is confused enough about all the allegations being thrown around that it neutralizes the impact. But eventually we will raise the stakes and go after the Clinton Foundation, probably next year.

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  22. Firefly. says:

    Looks like the clean up has begun. Lindsey Graham probably won’t make McCabe and Rosenstein testify. We haven heard anything on the letter Graham sent about the Roger Stone raid.

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  23. Carson Napier says:

    I believe DJT knows Rosenstein is, among all the others, the supreme criminal.

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  24. SarahB says:

    He had John Roberts right there in the oval office and could have grabbed the traitorous bastard and slammed him face first into that big ol desk a half dozen times. Another lost opportunity.
    Yeah, I know. There would be some whiners but if done correctly it would open up another SC appointment.
    I would have said “Hey, he had a bee on his nose and I didn’t want to see him get stung”

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  25. MaineCoon says:

    RR using a human recorder, Mueller, instead of an electronic recording device makes sense to me and explains what thus far was unexplainable – the reason why the 3 met the day before RR named Muller SC. Sundance fills in yet another missing piece of the puzzle. If we find out nothing more we have enough to send McCabe to jail. At least one has to go to jail!!!

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    • WES says:

      Coon: This is standard military procedure. An officer always brings a second officer along as a witness before trying to frame an enlisted man he doesn’t like for insubordination, etc!

      I had that trick pulled on me! Thank God my Father warned me ahead of time about this!

      Needless to say I calmly declined to fall into his trap despite his repeated goading attempts! I simply prefered to discuss my future with his superior! When he failed to goad me as he had fully expected he exploded in a rage and stormed off! His superior never even talked to me about it!

      The witness then said to me why didn’t you let him have it! I was on your side! So I explained the setup to him! He then said so that is why he invited me to tag along!

      Watching a big bully fail totally is a wonderful sight to see!

      That former officer was on the light cruiser St. Louis, the first ship out of Peal Harbor on the morning of December 7th, 1941! Behind them in the harbor canal was the main target the battleship Nevada.

      I know many had wished that the Japs had gotten him that morning! I had got along with him just fine up until that moment in time.

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  26. Chilidog says:

    It seems obvious since day one that Trump is the target, and that any move against the deep state would be considered obstruction. My question is why didn’t they declassify when Trump ordered it? Mueller could then write a report with an obstruction charge. The dems would be in impeachment heaven right now.

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    • Zorro says:

      The coupsters really don’t want material to be declassed , unredacted and released. They just wan’t it to threaten obstruction. Release is damaging to them. Their plans are for it never to be released.

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  27. Clara says:

    What do we think of the possibility that Mueller was wearing a wire during his “interview” for the FBI director position? Technically, if he was already assigned — though not publicly revealed — as head of the special counsel, he would not need permission from Rod or anyway else. He could just decide himself that he should do it. Again, the purpose would be to try to get Trump to go on record in more detail about why he fired Comey and what he was looking for in his new director. Any of this could have been used against him by the Special Counsel, had he been dumb enough to say something incriminating, which of course he wasn’t.

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  28. perpetuaofcarthage says:

    This would have driven a more ordinary man crazy!
    But the American people elected very stable genius!!!

    Liked by 7 people

  29. Carson Napier says:

    “AG Bill Barr has a mess on his hands.”

    Simply indict them all. Nothing complicated as they are all guilty. Then evacuate the FBI building and blow it up.

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  30. GSparrow says:

    “AG Bill Barr has a mess on his hands.” and if he attempts to clean up even one piece of rotting Deep State trash, the full force of the Deep State, the Dem Resistance and their sycophantic stooges in the MSM will unleash their “Fire and Fury” cannons directly on him.

    Wild speculations about Barr will plaster the headlines, anonymous sources will release their lies and innuendos, resistance members in the DOJ will subvert him and on and on. If it sounds nutty look back at the last 2 years and count the carnage from Carter Page to McCabe’s interview.
    Meanwhile, formerly investigated but not indicted, Manafort is languishing in solitary only because he was Trump’s campaign manager for a month or 2 and will likely die in prison without a pardon. It’s far more than a Twitter game to these unrestrained, untouchable, all powerful, prosecutorial cutthroats in fancy suits. Meanwhile, some GOP Senators and Reps are focusing their full efforts against POTUS.

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    • madeline says:

      Sparrow, you are right when you said, “Deep State trash, the full force of the Deep State, the Dem Resistance and their sycophantic stooges in the MSM will unleash their “Fire and Fury” cannons directly on him”. I say military tribunals if possible.

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    • WSB says:

      Barr IS the Bush deep state, so good luck with that. I still wonder if there was a deal made between PT and W about nominaring Barr the day of his father’s funeral.

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  31. Firefly says:

    And the cleanup begins.

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  32. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    I NEVER believed the whole “trust the plan” muller/rosie whitehat crapola.
    Rosie brought muller to interview for FBI director position to plant that fixer deep inside the ce oup. Failing that, special council herr muller. One way or the other, Rat rosenstein was gonna get his buddy the fixer on the inside.

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    • WRB says:

      It sounds nuts to believe the head of the FBI and high-ranking, Senate confirmed Dept of Justice officials would start investigating a sitting President. Thus an alternate theory seemed in order. But what seemed impossible is unfortunately very true… the US is much dirtier and more corrupt and lawless than I imagined.

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    • WSB says:

      SD nails it. Rosey wanted PT to ramble on about Comey when he went with Mueller for his interview.

      The only thing I do not understand is Mueller would not have been eligible to be FBI Director.

      If PT knew that, was he letting them play this out?

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      • Zorro says:

        They went in person to announce the SC and assure Trump everything was by the book. Rosie tells Trump “I don’t want to go behind your back.

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        • WSB says:

          Could be. . Thinking that PT was still under the impression that he was NOT a target.

          However, I am more inclined to believe they did NOT want to tip their hand.

          Maybe the truth will come out at some point.

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      • Zorro says:

        They went in person to announce the SC and assure Trump everything was by the book. Rosie tells Trump “I don’t want to go behind your back.

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        • Hsssssss says:

          Wonder who set up the interview and did they know that Congress would have to make a special ruling? I can see where President Trump would not know these things and they may have been banking on that? Was it Reince?

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        The only thing I do not understand is Mueller would not have been eligible to be FBI Director

        Congress can override the 10 year term limit of FBI Director.
        They did it before….

        WITH MUELLER.

        That’s the pretense of the interview.

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  33. Buck desnudo says:

    So that is why President Trump asked for declassification. He and his attorney’s flushed out the coup, figuring that RR would do nothing if Trump wasn’t a target and also figuring RR would have to come to them and/or use other methods like foreign intel to tell Trump not to put the declassified material out. The Rat Rosenstein got trapped! Now how does he get out of it? If we can figure that out his next course of action would be easy to predict. I’m going to predict when he leaves the DOJ he will start writing his book and doing the 60 minutes and talk show circuit in order to convince the ignorant among us how virtuous he was and is. Get in front of things like sundance says.

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  34. sta11ings says:

    I’m sure I am wrong about this, not being a lawyer, but how could Trump be CONVICTED of obstruction by firing Rosenstein if he did not know that he himself was the target of an investigation. Wouldn’t Trump have to KNOW he was the target in order to commit the crime of obstruction? Isn’t there a requirement that knowledge of the act as obstructive must be present for a crime to have been committed?

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    • jbowen82 says:

      I think we all know, and he does too, that he’s been under investigation by these people for years.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Eris says:

      It’s not about being able to criminally indict & convict President Trump with the Muh Obstruction trap. It’s about giving CONgress the political cover to successfully impeach President Trump. There are still many Swamp rats in DOJ management including Establishment Republican appointees so President Trump can’t be certain they will even comply with his order to declassify – this is a big reason why the DC Swamp never allowed the US Senate to adjourn since President Trump would be able to make a bunch of DOJ recess appointments. President Trump is proceeding very carefully and patiently in disarming this nasty catch-22 trap. For example the reason for his repeated Twitter rants is to expose the public to the information to prepare the political battlefield. It will be very interesting to see how he cut this Gordian Knot!

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    • madeline says:

      I wrote this above–exactly. Isn’t there this word they like use INTENT!

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  35. Harvey Lipschitz says:

    Rosey is a beta beta mail on steroids. He is trying to appease his wife who hates everything but Hillary. He was trying to score points with Mccabe Peter etc.
    He works covertly and Mccabe is now stabbing
    him in the back.

    When he is 100% exposed everybody will hate him. The media will even hate him because he failed to eliminate Trump.

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  36. @ChicagoBri says:

    Let’s remember where this all started – with Hillary Rodham Clinton. And let’s remember who enabled and wanted ‘to be kept update’ on the FBI’s perfidy – none other than Barack Hussein Obama.

    Liked by 9 people

    • L4grasshopper says:

      Yep.

      Phase 1: Protect Hillary at all costs.

      Phase 2: With Trump nominated, do everything possible to help Hillary win and Trump lose.

      Phase 3: With Trump elected, do everything possible to disrupt, obstruct, and if possible take out Trump. The “insurance policy”.

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      • thegoosefish says:

        That’s right. Remember the signaling of The Great One where he publically said Clinton didn’t intend to do anything wrong? You don’t telegraph things to your people any clearer than that. Make it happen.

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        • Mr. Morris says:

          Remember Barack Obama, under a fake name, communicated with Hillary on her unsecured server. What foreign country, perhaps Russia, China, or Iran had access to Americas secrets via Hillary’s unsecured server? Top secret documents were posted on Anthony Weiner’s computer, his wife Huma Abedin and her family are member of the Muslim Brotherhood so they most likely had access to America’s secrets. Think Benghazi.

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  37. bitterlyclinging says:

    Have that purchase order for meat hooks and piano wire marked as urgent, Mr President.

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  38. Molly says:

    Can President now invoke McCabe’s revelations (whether they are true in part or in whole) to bounce Rosenstein and open the files? Because the question of DJT’s “obstructing” this ridiculous investigation pales in comparison to the question of these creeps from DOJ/FBI trying to overthrow the President, subvert the Constitution, nullify the election, and take over the government.

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    • madeline says:

      I seem to remember Barr saying he would take the job if he can have his choice of AAG. In other words NOT Rosey. Barr should be able to fire Rosy. No obstruction there, and he should be able to declass as well.

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  39. Archie says:

    VDH has a good summary article EXCEPT that he left out the part about the UniParty-GOP. Why do the republican media always leave out the UniParty-GOP?
    https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/17/autopsy-of-a-dead-coup/

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    • @ChicagoBri says:

      It’s worth 2 or 3 reads.

      Part of me fears Mueller as Khan, yelling at Trump/Kirk…”from hell’s heart I stab at thee; with my last breath I spit at thee.”

      If there are any real journalists left who will get this story out, Mueller’s reputation will be forever tarnished. He’ll wish his reputation was as good as Benedict Arnold’s.

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  40. Christine says:

    Question: Even though AG Sessions was recused from the investigation, do you think he was aware of the contents of the clarification memo, identifying President Trump as the target?

    Personally, I’d be surprised if he didn’t know.

    Liked by 3 people

    • WSB says:

      If McCabe had Sessions under investigation, and Rosenstein left him out of the loop; no, I do not think he knew.

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      • Christine says:

        Hi WSB! If his own office managed to keep him in the dark, it’s the most effective “Chinese Walls” I’ve ever seen!

        I actually hope you’re right and he didn’t know. I have a bit of a soft spot for ole Jeff. If he knew, but didn’t tell POTUS, I would consider that a betrayal.

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        • WSB says:

          That would indeed, Christine. Right after Jeff’s announcement for AG, I met a couple from AL.

          Big donors to Jeff, and they were thrilled. Had known him for years, so I have trouble yet thinking he was anything other than compromised.

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          • Christine says:

            I genuinely hope over the next 2 years, the truth about Jeff Sessions as AG comes out (incompetent, out of his depth, ineffective v. Kabuki Theatre). As a Senior International Lawyer, I’m keeping an open mind.

            All I know is that AG Sessions’ unprecedented level of arrests of vile vermins for human/child trafficking (>10,000 in just 18 months) while saving thousands of trafficked women & children, deserves the highest praise.

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            • WSB says:

              I completely agree with that. I have always believed he was making headway from another angle.

              Obviously it was not as helpful to PT. I hope PT starts to receive some relief from this big mess!

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          • Christine says:

            By the way, WSB, I love and enjoy your comments. I’m just not on Disqus, which is why I can’t/don’t “like” every one of your comments. Otherwise I would!

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            • WSB says:

              Ha! TY for enjoying my sarcastic input! It is a pleasure to join with you on these threads SD so kindly hosts!

              This format happens to be WordPress. However, I once in awhile do go over to The Gateway Pundit which is a Disqus format. However, the comments there are so numerous, many just get lost in the shuffle.

              And nothing beats the level of SD’s presentation and commentary from Treepers!

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  41. Pale rider says:

    The guy is still in office and alive, I am amazed at that. Brings many questions into my thoughts that hopefully will soon be answered.

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  42. AmericaFirst says:

    Well this has definitely all been “extra-constitutional.”

    Instead of saying they were “assembling” evidence against President how about the fact that they were “fabricating” evidence?

    What we have learned from this criminal coup attempt by our own government? That every single entity, whether legislative, executive, judicial in nature, even a SPECIAL COUNSEL, must have some accountability. This SC got appointed and it was like a train roaring downhill, with no mechanism by which it could be checked. No Internal Affairs, no Inspector General, no Auditor, nothing. We must never again have a governmental entity with no oversight, no constraints, no incentive to stay within the bounds of the law.

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    • Craig D says:

      Reply to AmericaFirst – February 18, 2019 at 6:08 – I agree! Our own government (Ryan, McConnell, the various Congressional Committees, the Judiciary) is complicit in this coup. This group never lifted a hand to support the President . In fact, they may have aided the plotters of the coup or been active members. How does government get back the trust of the people? Oh right! They never had the trust of the people. You cannot get back something you never had. A very sad time for America.

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    • thegoosefish says:

      I don’t think Mueller would fabricate evidence but that doesn’t mean some FBI people didn’t. Why we need know the facts.

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  43. avi says:

    i get that the Dems will shout OOJ if Trump fires Rodentstein and releases the memos, but good luck with that if they are exculpatory

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  44. Truth seeker says:

    Couldn’t PDJT order an investigation of Rosenstein? He could have the AG himself look into things. Especially since McCabe has twice implicated him publicly in the attempted coup.

    Would that not be significant for Trump to go to any of the 3 AGs, (Sessions, Whitaker or Barr) and say, “we need an investigation into this guy?

    Could RR currently and for a while, himself been under surveillance?

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  45. Bob Parker says:

    It is starting to look like the coup is akin to a sand castle at a beach. Every day it seems that the castle crumbles more & more & amazingly PT is doing precious little other than letting the conspirators expose the coup, the conspirators themselves, & the extent of the corruption in DOJ & FBI.
    Attn; AG Barr, cleanup in DOJ & FBI needed.. Toot suite por favor.
    Even more amazing to me is the fact that PT still has all of the documents to declassify!! In other words, PT still has LEVERAGE here. Isn’t that right Sundance?

    1 of PT’s most impressive strengths in my view has been his ability to let his enemies continuously make fools of themselves while exposing the Left’s ideology for all to see.

    Isn’t amazing to see the Left literally running unabashedly naked with their far left/Socialist/Marxist views. The Left discarded their fig leaf a long time ago, gang & they are letting their ideology hang out like Andrew Wiener’s (fill in the blank).

    Again, in my view, what all of this exposure does is make the Left’s many incomprehensible positions clear to those Americans who really do not care to follow politics/current events. The left’s views are so far out there that those VOTERS cannot help but take note & those sane/ratonal VOTERS that normally would vote D now understand that they HAVE to vote R to keep those radical views in the Left’s dreams rather than allow them into office so they can put views into practice!!

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    • madeline says:

      I wish I had the confidence in the American people as you do Bob. When you realize that many Americans are on board with the Green New Deal I have to wonder.

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  46. L4grasshopper says:

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein initiated the continued investigation into President Trump by authorizing, and later clarifying, that Mueller is to proceed with the special counsel mandate that includes President Trump as a target.
    ====
    Forgive me if I missed it, SD, but on WHAT evidentiary basis did, or would, Rosenstein initiate any investigation of Trump as a target? The “Dossier”?

    And if so…..would Rosenstein have been witting to the complete uncorroborated nature of that work of fiction?

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  47. Akindole says:

    Autopsy of a Dead Coup
    Victor Davis Hanson

    A good read.
    You’re living through the most scandalous history of the U.S…ever.

    https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/17/autopsy-of-a-dead-coup/#.XGrHljsLtuM.twitter

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  48. Kleen says:

    I don’t get why an ilegal investigation needs to be respected.
    If Trump fires RR and orders declassification then the scam is exposed.

    Obstruction of justice for what?

    Wouldn’t that end it all?

    If anyone opens an obstruction of justice investigation after is all declassified and Trump proves his innocence and the coup attempt, wouldnt that turn the investigation against the crooks?

    What am I missing????

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  49. Genie says:

    I see no true justice anywhere in this mess. Therefore, there is nothing to obstruct.
    Release the unredacted memo and the hounds.

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  50. Kent says:

    …I love good mystery novels…Robert Ludlum was great at weaving circles of intrigue within circles of intrigue…

    This qualifies…thanks SD and CTH…..

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