AP Previews Andrew Weissmann’s Special Counsel Report as Pitched by Pelosi Committee Chairs…

Many people are wondering what type of report Andrew Weissmann could possibly write for his special counsel boss Robert Mueller – to present to the DOJ after two years of insufferable political investigations.  Well, the Associated Press has provided an answer that likely hits as close to accurate as anyone could presume.

In their anticipatory outline the AP reporters take half-truths, blend them with innuendo and leap-jumping suspicion, and top it all off with manipulated narrative engineering.

The AP declares: Yes, despite Weissmann and Mueller’s inability to technically prove Russian collusion and/or conspiracy; they’ve basically proven it exists.  Impeach !!

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121 Responses to AP Previews Andrew Weissmann’s Special Counsel Report as Pitched by Pelosi Committee Chairs…

  1. freepetta says:

    The AP is proof positive that the MSM is dead 💀 and buried!!

    Liked by 15 people

  2. And the “masses” will believe every word of it

    Liked by 7 people

    • Publius2016 says:

      no they won’t…each point is verified to be a LIE…all open documents…

      Liked by 5 people

      • Sorry Publius but….
        that won’t matter. The sheep who hate Our President don’t care. They have already convinced themselves it’s true. My sister is a prime example.

        Liked by 12 people

        • Publius2016 says:

          Americans like trials…they will hear one point, but will want to know the counterpoint…most are not listening: how do I know? 45 is MAGA!

          Liked by 9 people

        • wlbeattie says:

          I really don’t believe that #Trump Haters outnumber #Trump supporters – quite the obverse.
          Look at the twitter support for “Trump-Trains” and also for “Qanon”.
          There is a lot of #US Patriotic support that #MSM & #SocialMedia are trying to hide, unsuccessfully in my case!
          Today I responded to a clever snappy tweet – I checked my comment and the snappy tweet was “unavailable” .. “please consider” …
          (FYI: It’s now become available again .. no conspiracy theory – just strange behavior).

          Liked by 4 people

          • I don’t believe I said anything regarding the anti-Trumpers outnumbering pro-Trumpers. My comments were in regards to the “masses’ (being the sheep who believe) will continue to believe no matter what. I don’t doubt that there probably are a lot more pro-Trumpers now than before the 2016 election, thanks to the Marxists Demtards

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            • RedWave 2020 says:

              Yeah at any given point I’d say 42-45% of the country is completely hopeless and are livid angry dem’s at this point. 45-47% of the country are pro MAGA . While the remaining are stuck in the middle / don’t care much about politics. Iirc the 2018 midterm exit poll in WI (good barometer for the country) shows around 40-42% support peachmints.
              But the ones that are hopeless are truly special. They’ve claimed ridiculous things to me like “Well Kamala harris is a great debater so people will wake up and vote against drumpf next time and it’ll be a landslide.”. “Drumpf has no chance Adam Schiff will save the country”.
              I suspect as usual the Fake News will be spreading Weissman’s lies like the gospel for quite a while. The report will have no evidence but lots of innuendo.
              I’ll be spreading lots of Dershowitz video’s to the normies though.

              Liked by 3 people

              • GB Bari says:

                Better edit out the parts where Dumbowitz says the Wall is unnecessary and Trump is wrong because it’s not an emergency.

                Liked by 1 person

                • RedWave 2020 says:

                  I’d say the best way to convince the normies to shut up about the emergency is bring up Obama’s DACA and DAPA. Generally the ones that are somewhat sane (want border security but also dreamers) agree that DACA was an executive overruse as well. Then they’ll say why didn’t Republicans go for the Immigration reofrm plans proposed where I mention the “Path to Citizenship” hoax where the Dem’s want their voters. I then suggest well if the democrats wanted a reasonable deal all they had to do was support a worker permit program in exchange for tons of border security rather than pathway to citizenship tons of RINOS would have supported it than. I wouldn’t have been happy with it but it would have been a lot better than DACA and much better than amnesty. For the most part the moderates / non extremists tend to agree that’s a reasonable deal for a wall and that Obama was in the wrong too.

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              • cwf60 says:

                In order to counter TDS, the president must release the unredacted reports.

                Liked by 1 person

            • mj_inOC says:

              And lying NPR

              Liked by 2 people

        • livefreeordieguy says:

          Your sister too? Maybe we’re related…

          Liked by 4 people

        • oldumb says:

          I agree Mark Thmnesch. The sophist news media know how to word/misword stories and to angle/delete information so as to abuse the listening public. I listen to conservative radio during work and the commercials on the top and bottom of each hour are terrible lies.

          If one is not well versed on the truth being inundated with a barrage of well worded half truths and slanted stories can mislead you. Sure there are sheeple wanting to hear the worst, but well meaning less informed people are being mind-fed.

          They are masters at narratives – MASTERS

          Liked by 5 people

        • grlangworth says:

          This newspaper piece is a minority report. At best, the folks who might actually read it to its end without laughing are outnumbered by skeptics who turned the page on seeing the headline by a full 9% nationally. I would say this just the beginning: That 9% will multiply.

          Liked by 3 people

        • Disgusted says:

          Same here with THREE Hillary fan sisters. Very hard on my brother snd me at family functions, but we can always catch each other’s eye whrn necessary.

          Liked by 2 people

        • MaineCoon says:

          My sister too. We don’t talk about politics at all. Off limits.

          Liked by 2 people

          • Strange thing about my older sister, is that she DOES NOT get along with the other four siblings (there are six of us) and it has been her actions against them that resulted in us not having family gatherings during the holidays. She and I get along well, and we can even discuss politics. I just have learned how to navigate when dealing with her.

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    • Brant says:

      Dumb masses.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Mark T- BINGO. and that is the problem.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Publius2016 says:

    its rehashed trash!

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Reads like a novel, ready to be made for TV movie! LOL!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Clifford Bowers says:

      Exactly! Just like the “Dossier” this is a piece of fiction cobbled up to lead the uninformed. I suspect the Mueller Report was delayed so that this could be aired ahead of it. I predict it will be used as a reference by the usual suspects as the “Real Report content” and the sheeple will buy the whole rotten load.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. LBB says:

    AP definitely did the preview. Maddow style connect the dots no matter how unrelated (or false) they are. Hopefully Barr will strike the right balance to get us back on track.

    Liked by 7 people

  6. Publius2016 says:

    the only thing FAKE NEWS continues to use is 45 asking the Russians to release the 30k emails because Crooked bleached them and destroyed her devices with a hammer…Problem: in the SAME Conference, 45 asked the CHINESE and the 400 lb Fat Man to do the same!!!

    No one asked anyone to HACK…they were asked to release because everything was already “HACKED” and/or “LEAKED”

    Seth Rich leaked the DNC Documents btw

    Liked by 10 people

    • oldumb says:

      I bet 90% of the USA public don’t know who Seth Rich is. 😦

      Liked by 2 people

    • RedWave 2020 says:

      Yep, I remember when the emails were leaked during the DNC convention and Sanders supporters were livid and the media kept pushing “muh russia”. Lol at that time even the Bernie fans weren’t buying that. 1st they have 0 evidence wikileaks coordinated with russia. 2nd assuming that’s true the DNC and Hillary colluded with Universal and NBC when releasing the Trump tapes. Essentially, they affected the “course of the election” as well but only Tucker Carlson has mentioned that.
      The fake news claims Hillary email leaks bad. Trump tape leak good. Orange Man bad. Total hypocrites all of them.

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  7. starfcker says:

    I read most of that a couple hours ago and boy, is it a tar baby of an article. Here’s a little clip of one of the authors, take note at the 1:48 mark where he explains that Trump’s actions, while not illegal, might be overridden by his THOUGHTS, which might definitely be illegal, and give Mueller reason to indict. So the authors are definitely a couple of beta boy fruitcakes that can’t believe Hillary is not President. Still, that is a low point for the AP to sink to. Pure drivel.

    Liked by 5 people

  8. Piggy says:

    They will keep trying everything. They will do anything to attack POTUS and his supporters to destroy his and our character in attempts to demoralize.

    We are the actual “Resistance”. Dig in.

    Liked by 6 people

  9. Normally Quiet Observer says:

    WOW! Talk about spinning the facts, and outright lying … my head is still whirling from the AP article!

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Ehbarton says:

    Guess what, AP? We don’t care because we love our President, DJT, no matter what kind of web you spin from your cherry-picking of “facts”!!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. montanamel says:

    Just in time for some talking head shows….
    Maybe even a short WH briefing with details/charts/errors all noted in order…w/hand-outs.
    Maybe even “replace” some of the WH people scheduled different places with higher ranked ones?
    Pour it right back on the AP’s door, for what it is…FAKE NEWS…PIPE DREAMS…

    I’m sure Rush is going to have some things to say to his listeners come Monday…

    We need to stand ready to take this fight right into the halls of congress when our Lion calls!

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Bullseye says:

    Hopefully praying doesn’t count as collusion

    Liked by 2 people

  13. mr.piddles says:

    An AP Op-Ed passed off as “coverage”. Fantastic.

    Liked by 3 people

  14. nimrodman says:

    Question:
    How can AP know “Weissmann and Mueller’s inability to technically prove Russian collusion”?

    It’s a confidential investigation, no?
    And a pending confidential report to the AG, no?

    Liked by 9 people

  15. Zorro says:

    Associated Presstitutes.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. mr.piddles says:

    “By May, the Democratic groups realized they had been hacked. The DNC quickly hired a private cybersecurity company, CrowdStrike, to identify the extent of the breach and to try to clear their networks of malware. But they kept it quiet until they knew more.”

    And refused to hand over their server to the FBI. Forgot that part, I guess. Which is surprising, really, for a couple of cream-of-the-crop AP reporters. Must be one of those “mistakes” we keep hearing about. You know, like how Zuck deletes somebody’s account “by mistake”. Or Jack suspends somebody’s account “by mistake”. Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes… so many mistakes…

    I read about half that article. All I could take. It hits all the Collusion Talking Points, and either glosses over, obfuscates, or entirely omits all of the Inconvenient Truths.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Austin Holdout says:

      I stomached the whole thing Mr. Piddles, but it was undeserved self-mutilation. The line you quoted belied the AP bias as well as any in the article: “Our side did everything right. -we quickly responded to the threat but very responsibly kept Crowdstrike’s work on the down low until we could be sure we had good intel”. Sure, that’s how it went down.

      Liked by 3 people

  17. chojun says:

    This is why the Democrats were adamant in Barr’s line of questioning that Barr release Mueller’s report directly to the public. They know it’s going to be packed with innuendo and give the Democrats in the House the public impetus they need to continue investigations.

    I don’t think Barr will give them what they want. Hopefully Barr sees how damaging this SC is and will allow it to close.

    Liked by 3 people

    • WRB says:

      The obvious thing for Barr to do is to take the info from Mueller, strip out all the supposition and innuendo, add in the counter arguments written up by POTUS’s lawyers (using info from the House and Senate investigations), to generate a report that suggests (if not proves) that the DOJ and FBI were engaged in illegally influencing the 2016 campaign.

      Then release that report as the “Summary”.

      Liked by 2 people

  18. cthulhu says:

    I look at this as a trial balloon of what they are actually thinking of going with as Mueller wraps……and it is pathetically weak. Maybe it’s a head-fake to make us feel more confident — or maybe they got nothin’.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. mptc says:

    Why would the Russian need to hack anything of Hillary Clinton’s… emails, etc. She had everything including highly classified documents on various unsecure servers.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. MAGAbear says:

    The lefts delusions are their reality. And for that reason, I won’t waste my time reading this AP delusion.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. TMonroe says:

    Apparently, they’re going to reveal that he used unsecured communications with foreign concerns, even creating phony aliases and emails to communicate with foreign and domestic government officials. There’s a bunch of stuff about servers in closets, hammers on hard drives, and pay for play deals with uranium. I mean, it’s really bad.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Kelly says:

    Well maybe “chad and Eric ” should look at videos of trump saying that about the Clinton emails an then look
    at Obama’s hot mic video of saying how much more flexible he will be after
    The election an ask which one is more serious! An which was said as comical sarcastic jab at the Obama DOJ/fbi !An the Clinton deleted emails Were a reported FACT that she did knowing that they were subpoenaed by Congress. It’s hard to read thru the articles That start with a twist of bs. Maybe if Weissmann an mueller investigated Clinton emails, Obama’s flexibility, and The spy gate of the fbi they could’ve left a hell of a career legacy behind in their lives!
    Why don’t politico chad an Eric write
    The truth ! It was an article to divert the truth
    Of the whole damn investigation ! Coverup investigation bs!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Kelly- Chad Boy and Eric have the same problem as all he other Commie/ Dem/ Progs- absolutely no sense of humor.

      They STILL haven’t figured out that the line about the Hag’s emails was a freakin’ JOKE. It was FUNNY.

      Liked by 1 person

      • chzheadproud67 says:

        I’ve been pointing this out since it was said—-He sarcastically said “hey Russia, if ya know where the missing (i.e. already been hacked) emails are, maybe get ’em to us…..It’s clearly a JOKE if you watch the press conference—It’s like beating your head against a wall with these thick headed idiots…….P.S. I thought it was hilarious too and then the next day when I saw the “coverage” on it…well, that sealed it for me as far as thinking the MSM could report ANYTHING regarding PDJT unbiasedly (or even professionally) 🙂

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  23. Elmo says:

    Agitation Propaganda. AgitProp for short. AP for shorter.

    Liked by 2 people

  24. 335blues says:

    Thus proving the success of the Mueller/Weissman
    “show me the man and I’ll show you the crime” KGB-like operation has always been a foregone conclusion.
    This is the type of ‘investigation’ the communist democrat party hopes to have many, many more of as they push for “transformation” to a marxist hell in America.
    Expect to see a bill from Pelosi and Shumer funding the establishment of a gulag system for all of us stubborn bitter clingers who hang on to freedom.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. AH_C, Boofer says:

    Wow. A lot of projection, wish casting along with outright lies.

    There’s gonna be a heartache… 🎶

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Sorry to quote Peter Strzok but “there’s no there-there”. Heck, Google and Facebook infiltrate our lives more than Russian bots! And #MAGA tweets? Really! If this is all they’ve got Mueller-Weissman should be indicted for fraud.

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  27. Doug Amos says:

    Week 1 for Barr and like all the others, he is throwing another no hitter. If anyone believes that the majority of the people receiving their weekly paycheck from the American people are supporters of The President of the United States of America, they are delusional.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Disgusted says:

    Does this little AP guy actually believe that intentions thing is at all anyone’s real responsability to determine al la Comey? OR it is up to Meuller to become an expert at determining what was in President or candidate Trump’s head! When did he become a multi degreed psychologist in the timespan of this insanity?

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  29. TomA says:

    Mueller needed a “John Dean” type witness in order to attempt a direct take-down of Trump, and he initially believed that he could accomplish that with Manafort (hence the Gestapo arrest technique). That failed, so he tried a Hail Mary with the Stone arrest (same Gestapo tactic), but as with Manafort, Stone simply did not have anything tangible to offer and neither would commit perjury and make something up just to appease Mueller. So now, Mueller has shot his wad and must fall back on scurrilous innuendo and hope the House Democrats can pick up the baton and run with it. If Mueller pays no price for this travesty, history is guaranteed to repeat itself in future presidencies. Only Barr can prevent future forest fires.

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  30. Zorro says:

    Hey man, it’s like, if you knew what’s in Hilldog’s emails, like, you wouldn’t vote for her. That’s interference, man.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Bogeyfree says:

    So it sounds like Weismann and not Mueller is writing the final report. Why??

    Does this suggest that there could be a conflict of interest all along and if found out this offers some protection?

    Just curious to others perspective on this.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mimbler says:

      I’ve never found the top guy in any organization to do work like writing reports.

      Mueller might direct changes to a report, but it would have surprised me to hear he was physically writing it himself.

      Liked by 1 person

  32. When the facts don’t fit you can’t acquit !

    Peach Foty Fi! Peach Foti Fi!

    s/

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  33. jupitercomm says:

    This thread & the one Sundance PINNED – unusual on this site, esp after midnight EST – are what EVERYONE – that is, everyone who is not so famous or ‘in the know’ that to they would be at risk, in other words, the 2 posts are what ANYONE WHO CAN GET AWAY WITH IT – should be talking about on social media – AND YET ……

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    • jupitercomm says:

      PS: In graduate school, so about 5 yrs ago in 2013, I decided for my final research paper in a philosophical ethics & business class, I wanted to write about Enron. I went DEEP (unfortunately, or fortunately, I can only stay really interested in something I immerse myself in) which is why I know the name Andrtew Wiessman & know who he is. Once I heard his name in ref to the Mueller probe, maybe a month ago, immediately the connections started to fire, which is why I can uneequivocally say

      The average person, the entire public, should be SCARED TO DEATH that Andrew Wiesssman is at the very top of Federal Law Enforcement. This isn’t some guy like Mark Geragos or Gloria Allred, who as it were, operate under the effective cover of as a matter of fact being in the private sector,….. this is a guy who brings to mind the dialogue b/w Denzel Washington & Russell Croiw in American Gagnster, where Denzel (prolific criminal) tells Crowe (FBI guy) “Don’t bullshit me. YOU & I ARE CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH…. we just wenet different directions in life”
      McCabe’s Troubles Run Much Deeper Than ‘60 Minutes’ Interview Suggests
      February 20, 2019 by Jeff Carlson, CFA

      Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s interview with Scott Pelley of CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired on Feb. 15.

      McCabe played a pivotal role in what has become known as Spygate. He directed the activities of FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, provided an early approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, and was involved in all aspects of the Russia investigation. He was also mentioned in the now-infamous “insurance policy” text message sent by Strzok to Lisa Page.

      Notably missing from the “60 Minutes” interview was any mention of these and other critical components regarding McCabe’s involvement in the investigation into alleged Trump–Russia collusion. Specifically, there were no questions asked regarding the following:

      • McCabe’s ongoing criminal investigation before a grand jury

      • The role of FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page, who was special counsel to McCabe

      • The use of the so-called Steele dossier as the primary piece of evidence in the Page FISA application, despite the fact that the information was paid for by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign

      • The infamous “insurance policy” text, which references a meeting held in McCabe’s office between McCabe, Strzok, and Page

      • The role of Justice Department (DOJ) official Bruce Ohr, who provided information from former British spy Christopher Steele to McCabe and the FBI

      • The FBI’s sudden attempts at re-engagement with Steele in the days immediately following the firing of FBI Director James Comey

      • The criminal leak investigation into former FBI General Counsel James Baker

      McCabe claimed he was fired “because I opened a case against the president of the United States.”

      This is patently untrue. McCabe was fired on March 16, 2018, for lying to both the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and to the DOJ’s inspector general. According to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, McCabe lied three times under oath—and also lied to then-FBI Director James Comey—regarding his authorization of leaks to The Wall Street Journal.

      On May 9, 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a memo to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, recommending that Comey be fired. The subject of the letter was “Restoring Public Confidence in the FBI.” Nowhere in the letter is the Russia investigation mentioned. Comey would be fired that day.

      That same day, McCabe was being interviewed by agents from the FBI’s Inspection Division (INSD) regarding media leaks that occurred in an Oct. 30, 2016, Wall Street Journal article, “FBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe,” by Devlin Barrett.

      McCabe would lie to INSD agents regarding his participation in the leaks, as later disclosed in a report by the inspector general. He is currently the subject of a grand jury investigation.

      In the process of uncovering McCabe’s deception, the IG also would discover the massive series of text messages sent between Strzok and Lisa Page. McCabe had specifically denied to the IG that he provided Page, his special counsel, permission to leak to Barrett. This was untrue, as McCabe had directly authorized Page to share information with Barrett–and Page did so thinking she had been granted legal/official authorization to do so.

      Page, when confronted by the IG with McCabe’s denials, produced texts refuting the deputy FBI director’s claim.

      The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility made the recommendation to fire McCabe, but it was Rosenstein who fast-tracked McCabe’s firing process. According to the FBI’s OPR, the bureau would have been unable to reach a formal resolution before McCabe’s retirement on March 18, 2018, without intervention from the deputy attorney general.

      McCabe responded to his firing with a statement that contained the claim that Comey had been aware of McCabe’s leaks to Barrett:

      “The OIG investigation has focused on information I chose to share with a reporter through my public affairs officer and a legal counselor. As Deputy Director, I was one of only a few people who had the authority to do that. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the Director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter.”

      But there was a problem with McCabe’s response. On May 3, 2017, Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee:

      Sen. Grassley: “Director Comey, have you ever been an anonymous source in news reports about matters relating to the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation?”

      Mr. Comey: “Never.”

      Sen. Grassley: “Question two, relatively related, have you ever authorized someone else at the FBI to be an anonymous source in news reports about the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation?”

      Mr. Comey: “No.”

      Comey’s testimony directly disputed McCabe’s claims.

      During the “60 Minutes” interview, McCabe referenced his memos detailing his interactions with President Donald Trump at several points. McCabe, however, had already discussed these interactions during a congressional hearing regarding the FBI’s 2018 fiscal budget on June 21, 2017, where he testified that all his meetings with the president occurred with many other witnesses in attendance:

      “I have met with President Trump on very few occasions, and those have all been occasions where there were many other people present. I have not felt uncomfortable in those meetings.”

      Rosenstein’s Appointment of Mueller
      On the morning of May 16, 2017, Rosenstein allegedly suggested to McCabe that he secretly record Trump. This remark was reported in a New York Times article that was sourced from memos from the now-fired McCabe. Rosenstein immediately issued a statement denying the accusations.

      The alleged comments by Rosenstein occurred at a meeting where McCabe was “pushing for the Justice Department to open an investigation into the president.” Note that just five days earlier, on May 11, McCabe had publicly testified before Congress that there was no obstruction, stating, “There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date.”

      Sen. Rubio: “Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. McCabe, can you without going into the specifics of any individual investigation, I think the American people want to know, has the dismissal of Mr. Comey in any way impeded, interrupted, stopped or negatively impacted any of the work, any investigation, or any ongoing projects at the Federal Bureau of Investigations?”

      Mr. McCabe: “As you know, Senator, the work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in circumstance, any decisions. So there has been no effort to impede our investigation today. Quite simply put sir, you cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people, and upholding the Constitution.”

      On the one hand, McCabe testified there was no obstruction from Trump, yet, just five days later, McCabe was attempting to convince Rosenstein to go along with his efforts to open an obstruction investigation into the president. Events suggest that McCabe’s efforts were met with alarm from Rosenstein, who responded by appointing Mueller as special counsel. Rosenstein may have also informed Trump of McCabe’s intentions.

      At the same time that McCabe was attempting to open an obstruction investigation, Strzok and Page were texting about the lack of evidence of collusion. In a text that Strzok sent to Page, Strzok noted:

      “You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there, no question. I hesitate, in part, because of my gut sense and concern there’s no big there there.”

      Page was asked about this text during her July 2018 testimony by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas). She initially answered, “So I think this represents that even as far as May of 2017, we still couldn’t answer the question.” After a brief consultation with her legal counsel, Page continued: “I think it’s a reflection of us still not knowing. I guess that’s as good as I can answer.”

      On May 17, 2017, the day after Rosenstein and Trump met privately with Robert Mueller in the Oval Office at the White House—and the day after Rosenstein’s encounter with McCabe—Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.

      The May 17 appointment of Mueller shifted control of the Russia investigation to Mueller from the FBI and McCabe. Rosenstein would retain ultimate authority over the special counsel investigation, and any expansion of Mueller’s probe required authorization from Rosenstein.

      In advance of McCabe’s “60 Minutes” interview, a spokesperson for the Department of Justice released a statement that confirmed exactly this—Rosenstein’s actions removed McCabe from the Russia collusion investigation:

      “The Deputy Attorney General, in fact, appointed Special Counsel Mueller, and directed that Mr. McCabe be removed from any participation in that investigation.”

      Testimony from former FBI General Counsel James Baker has been cited as corroborating McCabe’s version of events, but just like the FBI’s use of an article by Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff to corroborate the Steele dossier, Baker’s testimony represented nothing more than circular reporting.

      Rep. Meadows: “Were you in the meeting when deputy AG Rod Rosenstein suggested to wiretap or record the President of the United States as has been recently reported allegedly in the McCabe memos?”

      Mr. Baker: “I was not at those meetings, but I heard about those meetings.”

      Rep. Meadows: “And how did you hear about those meetings?”

      Mr. Baker: “I heard about them, I believe, from Andy and from Lisa.”

      Meanwhile, it appears that McCabe decided it might be best to distance himself from his reported comments regarding discussions of the 25th Amendment.

      On Feb. 15, McCabe’s spokeswoman, Melissa Schwartz, issued the following statement:

      “Certain statements made by Mr. McCabe, in interviews associated with the release of his book, have been taken out of context and misrepresented. To clarify, at no time did Mr. McCabe participate in any extended discussions about the use of the 25th Amendment, nor is he aware of any such discussions. He was present and participated in a discussion that included a comment by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein regarding the 25th Amendment. This anecdote was not included in ‘The Threat,’ Mr. McCabe has merely confirmed a discussion that was initially reported elsewhere.”

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      • jupitercomm says:

        I’m sorry, but AdRem (he’s the Admin right?) could you either delete the above post of mine or edit it so that it ENDS w/ the reference to the film, American Gangster?

        I mistakenly hit Ctrl+V thinking the youtube video I had in mind was copied, instead it was the most recent artilce I saved. lol

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  34. testpointwp says:

    A quick summary of the AP article could read – If the DNC and the Clinton campaign had maintained secure servers, none of the subsequent events would have happened.

    Like

  35. mike diamond says:

    There was no russia,russia,muilersr job,was to keep,focus off,mccabe,comey,Hillary clinton,roseinstien,stozak,lisa page,Loretta lynch,and many others from going to jail!

    Like

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