Reconciling ‘Spygate’ With The ‘Soft Coup’ – Five Phases That Explain The Behavior…

There have been a great many questions surrounding the activity that took place in 2017 after President Trump took office and how politicians and officials coordinated an apparent ‘soft coup’ attempt to remove President Trump.

Questions around DAG Rod Rosenstein, Andrew McCabe, James Comey and the larger intelligence community (to include the Gang-of-Eight) surrounding the Trump administration. Many of those questions can be reconciled with a review of the predicate.

There are five phases in the evolution of ‘Spygate’ into the ‘Soft Coup’; to reconcile the latter, which extends to today, a full review provides the clarity.

♦ Phase OneDecember 2015 through April 2016:  The first phase leading into ‘Spygate’ is the period of time where opposition research of the republican candidate field was taking place.  It is in this period where Fusion-GPS hired CIA Open Source researcher Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ-NSD official Bruce Ohr, to do research.

In the background of this time period the FBI and NSA database was being exploited by unknown FBI contractors; it is highly suspected that Nellie Ohr and/or Fusion-GPS was one of those contracted agencies with access to the massive electronic and metadata files.


♦ Phase TwoApril 18th through July 31st 2016: At the same time as NSA Director Mike Rogers discovered a significant and unauthorized uptick in FISA-702(16)(17) database queries, and subsequently blocked access (April 18th, 2016), candidate Donald Trump became the presumptive nominee for the presidential race.

It was within this period where Fusion-GPS was commissioned by Hillary Clinton to focus exclusively on candidate Trump.  Fusion held the prior search findings, and Fusion contracted Christopher Steele who later contacted the FBI through official channels. On July 31st, 2016, FBI counterintelligence operation Crossfire Hurricane became official.

An official investigation targeting the campaign of Donald Trump now held a legal, albeit sketchy and politically motivated, justification.  Under the auspices of investigating Russian involvement with George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, Paul Manafort and General Michael Flynn, the FBI was now conducting full-blown surveillance on the political campaign of Donald Trump.  Crossfire Hurricane was the legal cover; ‘Spygate’ begins.

♦ Phase ThreeAugust 1st through October 21st 2016.  With the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane counterintelligence operation in full swing, the Obama intelligence community, the CIA, was conducting facilitating operations throughout.  In August 2016 CIA Director John Brennan brought the covert intelligence congressional oversight team known as the Gang-of-Eight into the picture.

The CIA angle was explained by Director John Brennan under the open auspices of the CIA operation looking at possible Russian interference with the election.  However, Brennan’s activity was more importantly, and intentionally, a supplement to the FBI activity.  Brennan provided FBI Director James Comey with the two-page “EC” or electronic communication document that initiated Crossfire Hurricane in July.

Brennan’s role is critical.  Brennan kicked-off Crossfire Hurricane; Brennan’s intelligence product was included in President Obama’s daily briefing (PDB); and specifically by design, very importantly, Brennan was the ONLY intelligence official briefing congress:

Brennan Testimony: “Third, through the so-called Gang-of-Eight process we kept congress apprised of these issues as we identified them.”

“Again, in consultation with the White House, I PERSONALLY briefed the full details of our understanding of Russian attempts to interfere in the election to congressional leadership; specifically: Senators Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr; and to representatives Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff between 11th August and 6th September [2016], I provided the same briefing to each of the gang of eight members.”

“Given the highly sensitive nature of what was an active counter-intelligence case [that means the FBI], involving an ongoing Russian effort, to interfere in our presidential election, the full details of what we knew at the time were shared only with those members of congress; each of whom was accompanied by one senior staff member.”…

During this time-frame [Aug, Sept, Oct ’16]:  •Chris Steele was funneling the results of his collaborative work with Nellie Ohr into the FBI; •the FBI was conducting full surveillance upon the Trump campaign (CH/Spygate); •and Brennan was seeding the legal background, a plausible justification of sorts which might be needed later, with carefully worded briefings to the Gang-of-Eight.

Critical to note – the Go8 was not being briefed on Crossfire Hurricane/Spygate, which was the FBI operation to conduct internal political surveillance of the Trump campaign.  The Go8 only knew what Brennan was informing them.  Those Brennan briefings were more of a disingenuous overview of generalized Russian interference.  James Comey never briefed the Go8 on his FBI operation. [In March 2017 Comey would tell congress his decision not to inform them was due to “the sensitivity of the matter”.]

Toward the end of October things took on a new sense of urgency.  All of the aggregate intelligence exploitation, FISA-702 database extraction, and ongoing campaign surveillance being conducted was seriously fraught with legal peril.  On October 21st, 2016, the FBI urgently applied for, and received, a FISA Title One surveillance warrant against U.S. person Carter Page.

That FISC approved warrant made all of the prior FBI surveillance on the Trump campaign completely legal.  In essence the FISA court approved all prior FBI conduct.  Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer approved the warrant.  Sally Yates and James Comey were the application signatories.

A Title-One FISA warrant authorizes any and all surveillance methods; and establishes legal authority for retroactive review of all files and records associated with Carter Page; and anyone he comes into contact with; and anyone those contacts come into contact with.

In essence Title-One authority permits all electronic and physical surveillance, wiretaps, phone and electronic records, database extraction etc. The warrant is retroactive.  All of the previous actions against the Trump campaign were now authorized and legal.  A Title-One FISA Court warrant is the highest level of surveillance authority any court can grant.

♦ Phase FourOctober 21st, 2016, through January 20th, 2017:  The FBI received their FISC surveillance authority two weeks before the November 8th presidential election.

If Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election all of this would disappear; none of this would ever surface; and the entire operation would just evaporate into the ether of invisible DC history.  But Hillary didn’t win.  She lost.  Now, all downstream official action takes an entirely more urgent and important shift.

Shortly after Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer authorized the FISA warrant, NSA Director Mike Rogers went to the FISC and informed the same judge of the FISA-702(16)(17) abuses that took place in the 2016 presidential election cycle.

Judge Collyer issues an explosive opinion lambasting the FBI for their allowed abuse of the system. The DOJ head of the National Security Division, John Carlin, resigned from his position.

Ten days after the election NSA Director Mike Rogers also travelled to Trump Tower without informing his boss ODNI James Clapper.

There has been a great deal of speculation as to what Rogers told President-elect Trump during that meeting.  It’s likely Director Rogers informed Trump about some of what he knew surrounding the unauthorized surveillance activity and FISA(702) exploitation. However, intelligence is highly compartmented; it’s also virtually guaranteed Rogers had no idea what the FBI did, or was doing, with the material and the larger ‘Spygate’ operation.

After Hillary lost the election, CIA Director John Brennan and ODNI James Clapper quickly put together an Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) about Russian interference in the 2016 election. When the report was pushed into the media bloodstream NSA Director Mike Rogers did not hold the same level of confidence in the assessment.

[…]  A source close to the House investigation said Brennan himself selected the CIA and FBI analysts who worked on the ICA, and that they included former FBI counterespionage chief Peter Strzok.

“Strzok was the intermediary between Brennan and [former FBI Director James] Comey, and he was one of the authors of the ICA,” according to the source. (link)

Again, it is super important to remember congressional oversight has no idea about the FBI operation (CH/Spygate) during the election.  Congressional oversight, the ‘Gang-of-Eight’, only knows what John Brennan has briefed them about; there have been no Go8 briefings by FBI Director James Comey.

After the 2016 election the Go8 members also changed. Senator Dianne Feinstein abdicated her SSCI Vice-Chair position to Senator Mark Warner, and with the retirement of Harry Reid, Senator Chuck Schumer now became minority leader.

On January 5th, 2017, President Obama held an Oval Office meeting with VP Joe Biden, James Comey (FBI), Michael Rogers (NSA), John Brennan (CIA), James Clapper (ODNI), Sally Yates (DOJ) and Susan Rice.   At the conclusion of the briefing, President Obama asks Sally Yates and James Comey to remain.  Together with Susan Rice, this is where the “by the book” comment comes into play. As recounted by Rice:

“President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.”

The background context here is important. The outgoing Obama white house team knows what has taken place throughout.  Obama’s PDB’s have included information about the Trump campaign officials who were under active surveillance.  As the Trump transition team enters into office the FBI surveillance is still ongoing. The counterintelligence operation against the incoming administration, and every participating member, remains in full swing.

The day after Obama’s oval office meeting, when President-elect Trump is briefed on the Steele Dossier, ODNI James Clapper and FBI Director James Comey cannot brief the target within their investigation on the granular material they used to gain the FISA warrant against the candidate who is now the President-elect.

Their target was Trump.

Trump is now the President-elect.

That’s why Comey only briefed Trump on the salacious material… the ‘pee tapes’ and ‘Russian hookers’ nonsense was not part of the FISA application.  The material that was part of the FISA application; the material that outlined candidate Trump as a target; was not shared with the President-elect because it would have amounted to Trump discovering the factual origin of an ongoing counterintelligence operation against him.

Simultaneous to this transition taking place, all the Trump officials within his team were still under an active FISA Title-One surveillance warrant. This surveillance also included the capture of all of their transition email accounts, the content was later given -without transition team approval- to Robert Mueller by the GAO.  The legal authority for that controversial event was inside the FISA Title-One surveillance warrant.

The FISA warrant was reauthorized on January 12th, 2017, about a week before the inauguration of Trump with DAG Sally Yates and James Comey again approving.

♦ Phase FiveJanuary 20th, 2017, through today:  Here’s where the current background of multiple issues and questions begins to make sense.

Remember, as the Trump administration takes office, congressional oversight (Go8) still has no idea what is taking place within the ongoing counterintelligence operation against President Trump and all those around him.  Crossfire Hurricane, aka ‘Spygate’, is mostly invisible in the background.

The need to put factual teeth behind a fraudulently created investigative predicate means the FBI needs to start getting serious about the investigative targets.  Thus in January, for the first time since CH/Spygate began, the FBI reaches out to question George Papadopoulos.  Additionally, on January 24th, 2017, investigators question another origination target, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

Evidence of CH/Spygate surfaces in the actions against appointed National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos; however, despite President Trump and FBI Director James Comey twice being together (January 27th and Feb 14th), only the small group within the FBI and DOJ-NSD are aware of the operation as incoming Trump intelligence officials replace outgoing Obama intelligence officials.

All of that changes mid-March 2017.

Around March 14th, 2017, amid the Flynn fiasco, multiple swirling contradictions, massive intelligence leaks to the media and Trump administration officials beginning inquiries about what the heck is going on…. FBI Director James Comey how has to brief congressional oversight.  This is the first time the 2017 Gang-of-Eight is officially informed about the counterintelligence operation known as Crossfire Hurricane.

This necessary shift toward oversight briefing leads to the Senate Intelligence Committee receiving a March 17th copy of the FISA application.  Go8 members Richard Burr and Mark Warner receive the original October 21st, 2016, FISA application and the first renewal.

A few days later, March 20th, 2017, James Comey testifies to congress and tries to explain why oversight was not informed of the operation since it began in July 2016. [Note, if Clinton had won the election no-one would ever have needed to be informed] WATCH:


Now, it’s unknown to what extent FBI Director Comey explained the level of FBI investigation into candidate and President-elect Trump; it’s also unknown whether or not Comey gave the Go8 all of the details to include the origination of Crossfire Hurricane and the FISA Title-One surveillance warrant authority received by the investigative unit in October 2016; the distribution date of the FISC copy, March 17th, would indicate that he did..

However, immediately after this public testimony on March 20th, HPSCI Chairman Devin Nunes, a Go8 member who would have been part of the briefing, gets information about the Trump campaign officials and transition team officials under surveillance and being unmasked.  Watch and listen carefully:


Presumably if FBI Director James Comey was fulsome with his briefing Devin Nunes would not have been surprised; OR, it could be the surprise was not about the investigation itself per se’, but rather that Obama political officials would be part of the pipeline of information about an ongoing covert counterintelligence operation against a political campaign.  The latter seems to be the most likely cause of alarm and concern.

After Nunes’ March 22nd, 2017, Press announcement, and the subsequent democrat/media outrage therein, House Speaker Paul Ryan somewhat removes Devin Nunes from his committee responsibilities as they pertain to oversight on the Trump-centric investigative matters, and Nunes is placed under an ethics investigation.

In hindsight, and knowing the Comey Go8 briefing likely outlined Trump as a potential target within the FBI counterintelligence operation, Speaker Ryan’s action against Devin Nunes now makes more sense.  In essence, from Ryan’s perspective Nunes might be compromising the FBI’s investigation by communicating with the White House about information from the FBI shared to the Gang-of-Eight.  Even giving the impression that such communication might have occurred was enough for Ryan to act.

Then we move on to April 2017, when the FISA surveillance warrant was again reauthorized; and the FBI counterintelligence operation is continuing; this surveillance now includes almost the entire Trump administration.

By this time Sally Yates has been fired over her refusal to defend Trump’s travel ban.  Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente and James Comey sign the second extension; everyone is keeping notes about every encounter with the President, yet President Trump doesn’t know he’s the ‘Soft Coup‘ target.

May 9th, 2017, President Trump fires the insufferably political FBI Director James Comey. Now Andrew McCabe, the lead initiator of the FBI Crossfire Hurricane operation, is Acting FBI Director.

In McCabe’s 2019 media tour he claims he was going bananas because his target was firing his team, yet McCabe appeared in front of congress on May 11th, 2017 and said President Trump firing James Comey two days earlier did not amount to any interference:

♦Senator Rubio: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. McCabe, can you–without going to 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 Investigation?

Director 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 to date. 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.  (link)

In 2019 both Andrew McCabe and DAG Rod Rosenstein have admitted to conversations about the best way to proceed after Comey was fired.  Eventually a decision was reached to initiate a Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, to take over the entire probe.

Consider from their small group perspective in May 2017; knowing what actions had been undertaken from December 2015 through all phases of the investigative purposing; Andrew McCabe, FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and all team members would want to pass any investigative torch to a very tight and ideologically aligned crew.

If McCabe, Baker et al had to pass the baton, there would be an element of risk involved if the totality of all 2016 background information surfaced.  They would need an insider with a perfect set of specific tools to continue the operation and also avoid risk.  That person was Robert Mueller; and they leveraged maximum influence over DAG Rosenstein toward that end.

Now think about Robert Mueller being contacted by Rosenstein, briefed on the task at hand, and generally given a background overview of what was needed.  For Mueller this endeavor to investigate a sitting president would have all kinds of possibilities for going sideways and backfiring.  In addition, Mueller would be watching the news and he knows this entire crew before the phone call is even answered.

It stands to reason the only person Mueller wouldn’t know in this entire story is the target President Donald Trump.  That explains Rosenstein introducing Mueller to Trump on May 16th, 2017, and then a day later announcing Mueller’s appointment as special counsel.

The first priority Mueller would hold, after a briefing from McCabe, Comey, Baker and all the FBI team; and considering the claims and evidence used to obtain the legal warrants to conduct surveillance etc; would be to prioritize investigating whether POTUS was factually a Russian asset.

A few weeks later, June 2017, DAG Rosenstein and Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe signed the third -and final- FISA warrant reauthorization.

Shortly after Mueller begins the urgent review of POTUS as a Russian asset, in late June and July 2017, Robert Mueller is also forced to confront a paper trail of unavoidable evidence pointing to the extreme political bias (Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe) within the previous FBI investigative unit.  Mueller would have to be an idiot not to see the outline of what had taken place throughout 2016 all the way to his appointment.

As a result of the pre-Mueller moves by the FBI (McCabe) and DOJ (Yates), the FBI investigative unit already has Michael Flynn inside their investigative control system.  Mueller now moves to throw a bag over George Papadopoulos.

In July 2017 Mueller’s team executes the $10,000 sting operation using CIA asset Charles Tawil, and they arrest Papadopoulos under extremely suspicious and sketchy circumstances.  Papadopoulos is now shut down; any subsequent risk is under control. Again, the purposeful intent is to provide the originating CH/Spygate fraud with more necessary predicate authenticity.

By August 2nd, 2017, Robert Mueller has ensnared Flynn (lobbying & lying), Manafort (lobbying & taxes), and Papadopoulos (presumably lying).  Three of the originating four CH/Spygate targets as outlined to the FISA court.  The only one they didn’t capture, or perhaps some would say they didn’t try to capture because defense discovery would be problematic, is Carter Page.

On August 2nd, 2017, with the aforementioned Trump-Trio in various stages of legal limbo, Robert Mueller requests an updated “scope memo” from Rod Rosenstein:


By outlining, in a specific mandate to Mueller, that the office of the president was currently the subject of an ongoing counterintelligence investigation, the special counsel would be authorized to block any congressional oversight requests for documents, material or evidence that would interfere in their investigation.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s scope memo created a impenetrable firewall through which information could not be shared until Robert Mueller’s probe was complete.

The picture here is pretty clear:

So long as Team Obama can reasonably keep claiming the originating 2016 surveillance upon the Trump campaign was an outcome of a valid counterintelligence investigative probe; which is the underpinning of their need to perpetuate the Russian election conspiracy narrative; and so long as all Obama officials who were engaged within the process keep up the story that validates the fraudulent purpose; then it is likely all players will escape legal accountability for the unlawful weaponization of the intelligence apparatus to target political opposition.

In essence, “by the book” will have been successful.

This background reality is likely what new Attorney General William Barr has been absorbing over the past several days.

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556 Responses to Reconciling ‘Spygate’ With The ‘Soft Coup’ – Five Phases That Explain The Behavior…

  1. Carly says:

    Larry Schweikert put it this way: Do you want Cankles in jail or Trump’s agenda? Cause you can’t have both.
    Okay, I get that. BUT … the damage the DOJ/FBI (and others) have done to this country and future presidents goes far, far beyond the next 6 years (with Trump’s reelection). Who will want to cross the wicked Uniparty when they are looking at high odds of being destroyed – them, their loved ones, utterly – and low odds of success.
    God be with those who have a heart for this country. Protect them, lift them up, bless their labors.

    Liked by 24 people

    • vikingmom says:

      I want BOTH and I think only by getting the first can the President really be free to pursue the second!

      Liked by 15 people

      • Coast says:

        Exactly. Most of what we have today is obstruction. When people start going to jail (or worse) for sedition, the obstruction will stop.

        Liked by 12 people

        • anthonydog says:

          According to CIA WHISTLEBLOWER Kevin Shipp: William Barr is CIA who has an alias of Robert P. Johnson…. Christopher Story also outed Barr as aka Robert P.Johnson who not only worked with Clinton and his operation in Arkansas but brought Clinton into the WH as the deep states’s Favorite son…Barr is not only the very close longtime friend of Robert Mueller where their families are also very close….Barr’s appointment as AG should worry everyone unless for some reason he has had a conversion where he will do the right thing in the eyes of God…Inwouldnt have taken that chance.


          • anthonydog says:

            The Deep State Coup will continue and neither Hillary nor Obama will pay for their treasonous crimes…Watch for Comey, Mueller, Sessions, Rosenstein, Bush, McCabe, Lew, Brennan, Clapper, Reid, Rice, Yates, Boente, and the rest of the merry band of traitors to suffer no consequences.


            • anthonydog says:

              It is particularly comforting to watch as Comey testifies before Congress as to why he neglected his duty to Congress …is that it appears that his attorney, who has the sense to be sweating it due to Staphanik’s line of questioning, —-sitting right behind Comey is none other than the now-nominated new ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR.


      • Armchair Quarterback says:

        I second this motion! This is not an either or situation!

        Liked by 6 people

    • Issy says:

      I was perfectly willing to let the “hillary crimes” go to get on with the MAGA Agenda. Why embroil the country in all that mess with so much needed to be done and world crisis popping all around. I naively believed the Never Trump crowd would support The President even it was unwilling support for the good of the country. However, since they chose to continue their seditious plot, all of these people have to be exposed and prosecuted if possible. We are either a Republic or a Banana Republic.

      Liked by 16 people

      • Amy2 says:

        Exactly! Their mistake “when she didn’t win” was to keep going. If they had stopped after the election, this would have all gone quietly into that good night. Higher calling my a$$.

        Liked by 8 people

    • De Oppresso Liber says:

      If these TRAITORS can claim their actions are legal, because they obtained a warrant by providing fraudulent evidence, even outright lies as evidence, then our rule of law is now meaningless in America; we may be forced to take matters into our own hands. Even the thought of what may come breaks my heart.

      If these TRAITORS are allowed to remain unpunished for what they’ve done, then President Trump is essentially doing all these great things for nothing. Once his time in office is over, the same cabal of EVIL will return…..

      Their FISA warrant was obtained by providing outright lies as evidence to secure the warrant. There is no disputing that. Then how in the world does that give them legal cover for what they’ve done? I suppose I’m just stooopid. If these evil vermin escape due to essentially lawyerly semantics, I am afraid many Patriots blood will spill in our streets; mine will be beside theirs.

      Liked by 8 people

    • Ace says:

      You can fix that by slowly bit surely arresting an prosecuting the 70% of Congress who should be take out for corruption


    • ron Milam says:

      If they lied to the FISC courts it was not legal.


      • mac says:

        THIS. The people who lied to the FISC Court should be looking at huge legal bills, long jail sentences, permanent disbarment for the lawyers involved, and bankruptcy from fines. Yates, Comey, Rosenstein and McCabe are just the tip of the iceberg.

        There should be a price to be paid by EVERYONE involved in committing these crimes and it should be a damned heavy one. The nation has already paid the tremendous cost of having whatever remaining trust it had in the FBI and the DOJ completely destroyed. The people who caused that very serious damage to our country should be looking down the barrel of complete personal and financial ruin for having done so.

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  2. I question the soft coup theory. It can be true only if the people involved are delusional or so blinded by arrogance they have no common sense. You can’t remove a president like that but you can destroy him, which is what they wanted.

    The whole operation since PT was elected was to do maximum damage to the president and republican party. All of the players in this plot, including Mueller, hate Trump and despise what he stands for. (Don’t tell me he claims to be a republican. He is not.)

    Jeff Sessions is not part of the coup. Instead, he is incompetent and was not aware of the dangers (willfully so, I believe, because of his stubborn belief that DOJ and FBI are above reproach).

    Rosenstein also hates Trump and was a willing participant.

    Sessions was snookered twice. When he was asked to recuse and when he hired RR.

    This is all Sessions fault.

    Had PT known who to hire from the get go they would have cleaned house at DOJ and FBI and you would not have what we have right now.

    Liked by 7 people

  3. Carson Napier says:

    The Three Brightest Lanterns on the Criminal Royalist State have been Trump, Assange and Snowden. Maybe not exactly the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, but the three closest on Earth for some time.

    Liked by 6 people

  4. evergreen says:

    I maintain steadfastly that no counterintelligence operation may be undertaken against a sitting president. It removes the commander in chief from knowledge that should be within his purview. It also sets up a hierarchy in which the intelligence apparatus is supreme to the president who oversees it. That’s outrageous.

    No, the only way to handle a president is to do it in the open. If you have “grounds” to form an investigation, then you have sufficient material to move forward in the only avenue available, impeachment.

    But, you cannot wall off the president from his oversight and executive responsibilities. Doing so compromises him and, by extension, us. You may as well compromise him openly and chance no risk of treason.

    Liked by 12 people

  5. David R. Graham says:

    The longer this goes, the more solid becomes my assessment that “top” IC “professionals” are intellectual nincompoops as well as moral dissolutes. Now it no longer surprises me that 9/11 got through to happen, that IC justified Iraq invasion by Saddam’s WMD rather than by the more pungent fact that he, although not the only one, was behind 90’s and 01’s attack on WTC and also ’01’s Anthrax distro, which was the 2 of the WTC/Anthrax textbook mil operation, a 1-2 punch.

    Since Reagan, and even during Reagan, USG has attracted a huge and increasing number of credentialed low life, in character and impulses effectively trailer trash.

    Time to pull way back in both domestic and overseas involvements and regroup on lines of defense and commo we can actually maintain rather than extruding lines of defense and commo which get whacked because there are not enough normal — intelligent, moral — countrymen available to operate them.

    With an indescribably stupid yet bumptious — say rather, dis-eased — credentialed cadre impatiently waiting to sweep away remnants of sanity from the ranks of the national stewardship, shortening front — as mil doctrine would put it — is not only desirable but mandatory.

    Liked by 3 people

    • pyromancer76 says:

      Great assessment. “Intellectual nincompoops” appear to be everywhere. And just think of the next generation/cadre of university educated idiots (socialists/commies) wanting their turn to screw things up.

      I want businesses that hire to forget about a B.A. (or higher degree) and find a way to test for skills/intelligence a business needs. (Check their ideology too.)

      Don’t send your kids to “college.” Send them to life’s school — which might include courses with experts (real experts, not educated idiots) in each field.

      I want only people who have actually worked to be in any positions of political power. No more lawyers. Scale back the d-mnd behemoth and return to “limited government.” President Trump has a mandate after he has “economic security” and “border security” solidly underway to turn to this horrible nightmare that our government has become. Clean it out. Burn parts down. At least most Americans are beginning to understand.

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  6. hoghead says:

    One thing has impressed me as I read Sundance’s thread. The so-called “gang of eight”, from the start of this criminal enterprise, right up to the present, has been a waste of taxpayers’ revenue enhancers.

    With the sole exception of Devin Nunes, you can put the rest of them from harry reid and fineswine up to the current crop of bottom feeders in a box and, er, just leave them in the box.

    There. Fixed.

    Liked by 9 people

  7. “After Nunes’ March 22nd, 2017, Press announcement, and the subsequent democrat/media outrage therein, House Speaker Paul Ryan somewhat removes Devin Nunes from his committee responsibilities as they pertain to oversight on the Trump-centric investigative matters, and Nunes is placed under an ethics investigation.‘

    And this should have been more than enough for the only people to have trusted Ryan would have been the Democrats. What a worthless POS! Throw Nunes under the bus—the only man with enough moxie to go after the soft coup members. The rest are idiots. Of the highest order but idiots all the same!

    Liked by 10 people

  8. Mark McQueen says:

    Thank you SD. That is a great summary of events. Clear, concise, and very reasonably presented.

    Liked by 7 people

  9. Bogeyfree says:

    So I saw where it was rumored that all of HRC emails were also being copied/fed to a house in Manassa, VA that had some connection to the Chinese.

    If this is true then can’t XI or his people get those emails to PT team?

    I would gladly agree to a 100B trade deficit vs our 500B in exchange for evidence that might lead to prosecutions!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. NC Patriot says:

    To see if there is a crime—-ask What was the “probable cause” to DO all of this? If there was none, then it is a crime at the outset.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Amy2 says:

      That’s what NO ONE has been asking McCabe in his interviews. Does he think no one is going to get around to asking it? What happened to the criminal referral? Let him get his book deal first? It’s been almost a year, and your question has yet to be asked of him that we know of.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Dutchman says:

      Ahh, but you see, for a COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE investigation, you don’t NEED “Probable cause”, as CI investigations are not primarily about solving crimes.


      • WSB says:

        Except that was NOT done when the FBI found an employee of Dianne Feinstein’s was a Chinese spy. They went to her and told her about him. They didn’t investigate her.


  11. Paul Gerst says:

    So when does the shooting start?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Kent says:

    I call that picture of Obama his ‘astronaut’ photo….

    Remember Lisa Marie Nowak?

    Liked by 1 person

  13. freepetta says:

    In putting this together in sequential order it makes PERFECT sense how these political hack traitors should be hung as Hillary Clinton stated in the event she lost the presidency. Probably the first time she told the truth since 1962.
    In my lifetime I don’t remember any political corruption as bad as this.

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  14. bluebongo says:

    All of the T1 cases I was involved with were completed very rapidly. The judges authorizing them didn’t want them extended because too many things can go sideways… this one did.

    The fact that this all dragged on for so long tells me this specific counterintelligence investigation was inconclusive. If that is true, then the cover up theory is much more plausible.

    The testimony by Trisha Anderson last week deserves more analysis, her statements that the warrants were not signed in the proper order is the most damning evidence yet, and if anyone gets frog walked in all of this it will be because of the abuse of the T1 warrants.

    Those particular felonies have serious penalties, and if Trisha’s statements are proven true, would result in the justice we’re all praying for.

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  15. Realist says:

    All roads lead back to Bath House Barry HUSSEIN Soetero Obama which explains why the DemonRATS and the RINO’s are so desperately trying to stop any investigations.

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  16. Old School says:

    I wonder what else would have “evaporated” if Hillary had become president that is still being hidden- or what was frantically deleted off of Hillary’s devices. I think this goes beyond effort to win an election. There was a reason they “needed” to win. They didn’t go into panic mode for nothing.
    Keep looking.

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  17. Doug Amos says:

    Frankly and regrettably, Sun Dance is conceding that these criminals have succeeded in inuring themselves far above the laws of the land. He has not said that they were able to destroy the President of the United States of America.

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  18. Realist says:

    Oh and Vietnam Traitor and serial Backstabber John McCain is in this up to his neck too.

    Liked by 4 people

  19. Bogeyfree says:

    Love the review by Sundance but my bet is phase one began far earlier than Dec 2015.

    IMO the period is more likely 2012 – 2016 and I would not call it the opposition research period, I would call it the building of the database for future leverage period.

    I really hope there is an audit of some kind on the NSA database abuse. If in a 8-10 month period they find 85% ABUSE you have to go back much further to see exactly when this ABUSE began.

    I wonder if Judicial Watch can do anymore via FOIA requests on just who and how many contractors were given access to the databse and who they queried.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      It seems probable, doesn’t it — after the planned re-election of 0 “they” had their real chance to fundamentally transform America. Romney almost upset the apple cart by pulling ahead in the 2012 campaign — Americans did not want 0. Quick. Throw the election so the plans could commence and deepen.

      Thank God Candidate Trump didn’t wait any longer. He probably realized it was now or never for his kids and grandkids (and all Americans). Thanks Sundance for keeping the updates so detailed and clear. What a nightmare for all real Americans.

      Liked by 2 people

    • WSB says:

      Bogey, we are victims of a WW III .


      Liked by 1 person

    • Armchair Quarterback says:

      We think alike.


  20. Bill Hollinger says:

    I watched Mark Levin interviewed General Jack Keene for an hour tonight.

    Everyone in the country needs to see General Keene explain the dangers we face, and the actions, thanks to President Trump, we are finally taking to prevent our demise and subjugation. Obama, like Jimmie Carter before him, decimated our military and defense capacity. We are vulnerable in a way we have not been before. Keene pointed out how incredibly vital our satellites are, they control our communication and navigation, and our ability to use the weapon systems we rely on to destroy an enemy and defend ourselves. China has the capacity to take out our satellites, which is why our president has placed so much emphasis on space and the new space force. There is so much more, our weakness in Europe and the risks this poses from a war there with Russia, and so on, but the entire time the general was detailing the precariousness of our position today, I was thinking of the criminal thugs in our intelligence agencies, in the DOJ and FBI, and in Congress who mounted a coup, an attempt to destroy what is clearly the single most important man in our country, by fabricating the most absurd lies about him working with Russia. They are the ones who have been working for our enemies, not Trump, and if they succeed the future of our country is bleak indeed. These government traitors are very well aware of everything General Keene warned us about tonight, and yet in spite of that fact, they are seeking to oust and destroy President Trump. How can they be viewed as anything other than traitorous?

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Why PT does not surround himself more with the likes of Gen. Keene, Tony Schaffer, Joe DiGenova, Sidney Powell, David Clarke, John James and others is beyond me.

      Liked by 2 people

    • WSB says:

      Do not trust Keane. We do not know who is backing Keane.

      Always be very wary of anyone making a statement like he is.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Flight93Gal says:

        I believe Keane was asked to serve in POTUS Trump administration and declined.

        The rumor is that he was asked to be Sec Defense but turned it down and thus, Mad Dog was second choice.

        Not sure about Keane specifics but I do know he has commented on more than one occasion that he stands behind 80% of Trump agenda. (estimating)

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  21. Bob Fornly says:

    “So long as Team Obama can reasonably keep claiming the originating 2016 surveillance upon the Trump campaign was an outcome of a valid counterintelligence investigative probe; which is the underpinning of their need to perpetuate the Russian election conspiracy narrative; and so long as all Obama officials who were engaged within the process keep up the story that validates the fraudulent purpose; then it is likely all players will escape legal accountability for the unlawful weaponization of the intelligence apparatus to target political opposition”.

    It’s my contention that there is no way in He11 team obama can claim anything about the launching of this investigation was “reasonable” or valid in any way. The instigators of this plot should have to bring “concrete evidence” that there was nefarious activity worth being investigated. Simple suspicion based on oppo research and hearsay does not even come close. Not to mention there is more than ample evidence to suggest this was a full blown coup attempt with Obama and Swillery heading up their own personal deep state Gestapo. With nobody watching the watchers this group of treasonous bast-dards have a free hand to play Judge, jury and executioner. If everyone walks based on this flimsy defense the Deep state just got 100 feet deeper.

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  22. Attorney, William D Ware says:

    I have one question. No two questions. 1). Why do you go by a pseudonym (Sundance) – I suspect you have a small team…and 2). Why are you not working for the Trump Administration? Ok a third…3). Why is your info – which I suspect is accurate, not being shared with white hats in the Admin? That all said…I am a fan.

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    • Ordinaryman says:

      I feel the answer to Question 1 is so this very talented investigative reporter can have a real life and family that is not so easy to abuse. Question 2 + 3 over time has shown that the Trump Adm does read this blog and acts accordingly as past events have shown. If only there was some other way for ordinary folks like ourselves to catch on to the problems quicker. After 2 years+ of this we still learn something everyday and are waiting for instructions on when to put on our Yellow vests and act.

      Liked by 2 people

      • zorrorides says:

        Hi Ordinary Man, I’ve got one request of you. Let us NOT wear the yellow vests of Europe. Instead wear the orange color vests you’ll see in construction sites and worn by highway crews. I have a number of reasons to wear the orange vests.

        One: The overlords of French population REQUIREs all autos to have optic yellow vests for all occupants; in case of an auto breakdown on a highway. The French can gather and ask, “Did you realize we are so many?”

        Two: Construction site orange vest says, “Hell yes, we did build that.” The highway vests say, “We are free to go where we want, and we’re free to come where you are.”

        Three: The Hunter wears the orange vest so they don’t shoot each other by mistake. For the most part Americans can hit their targets.

        Four: This is what is stenciled on my vest. ” ” ” ORANGE MAN GOOD ! ” ” “

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    • William Henslee says:

      Whoever Sundance is, he must have lots of experience in the field of intel and DOJ which gives him great sources as well. Not one other reporter has written so knowledgably about the Deep State and the coup within the highest echelons of the DOJ and FBI intel units. He’s a little light on the info on the role of Brennan of the CIA which is why I don’t place him there.

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    • Texican says:

      SD has got to be a team. The volume and quality of the posts (often with custom graphics) aren’t consistent with a solo blogger who’d primarily be occupied with a high profile career connected closely enough to the action to develop these insights. Plus, there’s an entirely different character and tone to these spygate/soft coup posts and the ones about the trade negotiations.


    • tuskyou says:

      Trump’s people read here. Not sure when they started but throughout the primary and general election I could tell they were paying attention.

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    • Flight93Gal says:

      Hello Attorney.

      Sundance likely gained national recognition in Politics, when Rush read his blog to millions of listeners on “how voting for conservatives produces zero results” (paraphrasing).

      Then, Sundance famous “splitter strategy” blogs caused more “politicos” to read his blogs and come back for more. (Note I am not commenting on Sundance expose on social justice hoaxes–just politico topics).

      If you did some research, you would uncover who he is but who cares?

      The only thing that matters is that Sundance keeps writing brilliantly and exposing the politico corruption, and his site encourages more readers and contributors like Sydney Powell to join in.

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  23. Kent says:

    Jennifer Rubin…WaPo….U Cal Berzerkely….pushing the narrative…crossfire hurricane indeed…

    She’s an open infection…an oozing sore…..the voice of the never-trumpers…..

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  24. VinceWhirlwind says:

    I’ve waited for months and still don’t know how to properly word this. It seams like we’re being played. We’re playing their game. We’re In the weeds….and I have a feeling that’s just where “they” want us.

    “There’s trillions at stake”. Really? That’s it? That ain’t cutting it any longer for me. And it hasn’t for quite some time now. There HAS to be more to this web of deceit. What is it?

    It’s NOT just about the money. There’s something deeper here. More sinster. More evil, something where lives, reputations, careers mean NOTHING. It’s not simply about the money. What is it? What are these people protecting? What about Trump?,
    was/is SO abhorant? Money? No, there’s more here.

    A light is shining into the darkness….I have a feeling we’re just getting started.


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    • Kent says:

      …try the mueller et al angle…

      get on our side or be bankrupted, imprisoned or any other manner of harm….

      It truly is KGB style…it’s us or the gulag…..said with a wicked smile….

      (P.S.-think of your family…….(

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    • BobR says:

      Counter measures had to be implemented to dirty up the non criminals that took office. All of this is to keep the criminals from being investigated. Clinton, Comey, Mueller, Rosenstien simply running a con with the taxpayers money to stay out of jail.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Coast says:

      Read the Bible. Yeah, people are willing to do really really evil stuff. Why, becasue they are of the darkness. It’s not always about money, but mainly power, if only temporary. Why does Satan do what he does, knowing full well that in the end he looses? Because he just needs to. Same with these people. Be glad you are not one of them.

      Liked by 8 people

    • WSB says:

      Vince, i agree.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Mr.G says:

      It’s pedophilia/child trafficking and murder and treason to keep the first going and hidden-is that abhorrent enough?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Linda K says:

      I think it is all about power, Vince, and Obama and Val Pal and Brennan and who knows who, not willing to let go of the power they abused so well. It is an addiction for them. They want control.

      Liked by 1 person

    • NC Patriot says:

      Peodphelia is one thing they are protecting—-

      Liked by 1 person

    • Dutchman says:

      I wonder if you have truly grasped the scope of what PDJT is attempting to do with his trade negotiations.
      He is upsetting the applecart, turning over the tables of the money changers,in the temple; here ‘they’ had spent years purchasing influence not JUST in the U.S., but in countries around the world, to manipulate markets.

      Its not JUST about money; money is just a tool for exerting influence, and exerting influence is POWER.

      Their plans were in their final stage; when the baglady took over the Oval office, they could complete the destruction of their only potential impediment: America.

      Its NOT that PDJT beat Hillary, they could have handled that, IF he had been someone they could either co-opt, or ‘manage’, and if he had left trade to the ‘experts’, as his predecessors had.

      He made it clear during the campaign, what his intentions were, regarding NAFTA, and trade with China, etc.

      PDJT made it clear, from the outset, that he,would be TPTB’s worst nightmare.

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  25. Blind no longer says:

    I have no idea how any of this end anymore. I’ve been on this roller coaster for what seems like an eternity. I have no clue if Barr is a good guy or bad guy. I really don’t know if I believe that Mueller is really about to wrap it up. I only know one thing right now and that is that Donald J Trump saved this country from what would have been sure fire destruction, with Crooked Cankles at the helm!! I know I trust him, pray for him, and believe he fights for us and this country, like no other man has ever done! If no one goes to jail there’s nothing we can actually do about it except expose the people who did it and scream everyday how corrupt, evil and dirty they are!

    If we Trump supporters want real justice, then every main stream media organization needs to be taken down and exposed for what they are..because without them, this made up Russian Hoax and coup could would not be happening. The Media worked with the Deep State and helped coordinate their operation. The fake news gave this hoax a voice and prominent spotlight to fool and deceive the public, just like they will long after Mueller’s gone.

    The media propped up Barrack Obama and never questioned him. They worshiped him and still do. They hate PDJT and us too, for rejecting their messiah…and they plan on making us pay!

    Liked by 10 people

    • pyromancer76 says:

      The media are owned by Globalists and are paid propagandists. They had their marching orders just like Pres 0. They were programed to assist in fundamentally transforming America.

      Liked by 2 people

  26. TMonroe says:

    “Phase One – December 2015 through April 2016: The first phase leading into ‘Spygate’ is the period of time where opposition research of the republican candidate field was taking place. … In the background of this time period, the FBI and NSA database was being exploited by unknown FBI contractors”

    And the thing is, they already had years to have the goods on the various candidates. It stands to reason that this was gilding the lily, just because they could, by checking current thoughtlines as far as platforms and campaign strategies — along with seeing what personal info could be exploited, no?


    • TMonroe says:

      “Brennan kicked-off Crossfire Hurricane; Brennan’s intelligence product was included in President Obama’s daily briefing (PDB); and specifically by design, very importantly, Brennan was the ONLY intelligence official briefing congress”

      And briefing members separately, if I’m not mistaken, which would allow for customization, no?

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  27. Pokey says:

    A good layout of this whole fiasco from start to finish. Lets assume for a minute that everything SD writes turns out to be the truth.

    What do we do now with what we know? How do we tell this story to a population of brainwashed and hoodwinked potential voters? How do we defeat the most culpable of the collectivists, whom have participated in this attempted coup, in our next elections? How do we explain to a burgeoning slew of Federal Government Bureaucrats that they should be something other than the embodiment of the historical Bureaucrats of Medieval governments of Monarchs that most of the world are familiar with? How do we educate our children to know that they are being brainwashed and hoodwinked by the previously brainwashed and hoodwinked teachers of America? How do we convince the addlepated that there are only two sexes, for crying out loud? I could go on and on, but I feel I am getting redundant. 🙂

    The point is, the United States of America is so messed up that only God can fix this mess. I really fear that God will decide He has created human life from a bad batch of Primordial Soup, or that the Celestial Garden needs to be tilled up, or that we really aren’t made in His image, or that whatever we were supposed to be, we are not.

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    • Dutchman says:

      “Free will,…WHAT was I THINKING, giving humans free will?”

      A friend of mine used to say something along the lines of “God is not ‘perfect’, cause something that is perfect doesn’t need anything else; its PERFECT.

      GOD needs our LOVE. And LOVE isn’t love, unless its freely given, hence free will.

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      • Pokey says:

        It looks to me like our civil servants are becoming our bureaucratic masters and we haven’t found a way to stop them. Attempting to beseech the help of God seems to me to be a good idea right now.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Lindenlee says:

      Remember that God also was going to wipe out all the grumbling Israelites, and start over, but Moses pleaded for them. Makes one think….


  28. TheLastDemocrat says:

    It seems like Brennan would have had to feel out each gang of eight before making the coup widely known.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. TMonroe says:

    “In essence, from Ryan’s perspective Nunes might be compromising the FBI’s investigation by communicating with the White House about information from the FBI shared to the Gang-of-Eight.”

    Of course, with previous investigations involving a political candidate — Hillary, they had actual evidence of issues but were prompted to focus on “intent” as well as wrapping things up (not once but twice) in a timely manner. Comey even later spoke of how damaging it would be if the candidate he figured would win — Hillary — would have an investigation hanging over her administration.

    Ryan’s perspective should have been shaped by the baselessness of the investigation — even Barry had admitted there was no way for Russia or anyone else to impact voting in a meaningful way, and the ‘he’s a Russian agent’ angle is farcical, especially if you use the Barry “more flexibility” standard. The amount of hoop jumping around basic common sense at this point is tedious.

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  30. visage13 says:

    “Judge Collyer issues an explosive opinion lambasting the FBI for their allowed abuse of the system. The DOJ head of the National Security Division, John Carlin, resigned from his position.”

    If this is the case then what Judge kept allowing the FISA warrants to continue??? Who was signing off on them?

    Liked by 3 people

    • PS says:

      Unfortunately, there are 11 federal judges in the FISC pool, and judges cycle in and out (best I can find is 7-year terms?). The only constancy is the FISC judges are appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who has been John Roberts. I doubt the same Judge ever sees the same application twice.

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      • WSB says:

        Rule 5. Authority of the Judges.
        (a) Scope of Authority. Each Judge may exercise the authority vested by the Act and such other authority as is consistent with Article III o f the Constitution and other statutes and laws ofthe United States, to the extent not inconsistent with the Act.
        (b) Referring Matters to Other Judges. Except for matters involving a denial of an application for an order, a Judge may refer any matter to another Judge ofthe Court with that Judge’s consent. Ifa Judge directs the government to supplement an application, the Judge may direct the government to present the renewal ofthat application to the same Judge. I f a matter is presented to a Judge who is unavailable or whose tenure on the Court expires while the matter is pending, the Presiding Judge may re-assign the matter. (c) Supplementation. The Judge before whom a matter is pending may order a party to furnish any information that the Judge deems necessary.

        Click to access FISC%20Rules%20of%20Procedure.pdf


      • WSB says:

        Rule 18.

        (2) Previously Denied Application. Ifa Judge denies an application or other request for relief by the government, any subsequent submission on the matter must be referred to that Judge.


    • LCSmom says:

      The court is a rubber stamp for whatever the FBI & DOJ wants. She was not even briefed personally on the content of the warrant, and I guess she did not question any of what they put before her.

      Her “explosive opinion” didn’t even see the light of day until after congress renewed the spying program and managed to get Trump to sign off on it.

      No one (except us and a few patriotic Congress people) cares about the spying abuse. They want to keep everyone in the dark and maintain it as one of their ways to have power over people.

      Brennan and Clapper spied on congress and they didn’t even do anything about that.

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  31. DeAnna Vaughn says:

    There is NO WAY our US Military Intelligence is going to let the Obama administration TRAITORS get away with this. NONE. Sundance, you are making things out to be like the FBI/DOJ are the be all and end all of “justice” in the US and if they are corrupt, oh well there is nothing we can do about it. If our military intelligence forces have intercepted communications between corrupt CIA/DOJ/FBI agents and either British or Aussie foreign intel, they have a sworn duty to protect us from ALL enemies foreign OR DOMESTIC. Why can’t the military go around the corrupt FBI/DOJ/CIA to the FISC directly or to a military court to get legal surveillance on these criminal traitors, gather evidence and then haul the low lives to military trials for sedition if not treason?

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  32. De Oppresso Liber says:

    Sundance, I would like to ask one question and then make one comment, First – how in the world can anyone realistically claim the original FISA warrant makes the retroactive surveillance “legal,” when the information presented to the FISC was fraudulent and outright lies? I’m having a hard time understanding that, and see all the claims for making that the reason NO ONE will ever be prosecuted as semantics, fluff, and chaff…..just to be polite.

    My comment: these are very, very dangerous times for the Republic, may God save, because we are on the brink of losing our rule of law, which protects us all by guaranteeing we are all assumed innocent until proven guilty, and are then punished fairly, regardless of race, social standing, etc… “IF” these TRAITORS to the Constitution are NOT punished for what they have done, then essentially President Trump is doing all these great things for absolutely NOTHING, except buying us a little time, because once he’s out of office, these same bastards, or their equivalent, are going to take back over…..Obama, the Clintons, Brennan, Comey, Holder, Lynch, and many, many others deserve no less than public hangings at a gallows constructed on the Washington Mall. There will be lots of blood on our streets if justice is denied through silly semantics – the FISA warrant which very lawyerly “assures” the TRAITORS innocence was only granted because the “evidence” presented was outright lies and fraud. The public of this nation will not stand for it.

    Many Patriots are going to die when we storm those barricades; I’m going to be one of them. I read about storming the barricades once from somebody here….

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    • mark says:

      agreed…I will be too. This is not going to stand. I’m not going to allow my country to be taken over by criminal thugs with no accountabiliity. That is not a country I want to live in.

      Liked by 1 person

    • DeAnna Vaughn says:

      Exactly. A court order for surveillance cannot retroactively approve the violation of a citizen’s 4th amendment rights with regard to collection of illegal evidence. Fruit of the poisonous tree.

      Liked by 1 person

      • sundance says:

        Yes it can. If I get a FISA warrant I can look at all of your electronic communications from now backward as far as I choose to go. I would not be limited to only looking at the information from today forward…. surely you can see on its face that would be silly.

        FISA warrants approve searches in: all days prior, today, and all tomorrows until the FISA warrant expires in three months.

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        • spoogels says:

          Q: When some of those FISA warrants expired, did they illegally continue surveillance on said targets?
          Q: Where there other people are not yet mentioned, who had no involvement, who were unwittingly caught up in these FAKE FISA warrants and spied on?


        • De Oppresso Liber says:

          That is not what I asked. I fully understand the meaning of retroactive, and that it means everything prior to the signing of the warrant. My argument is based upon the legal theory of “the fruit of the poisonous tree.” How can the warrant be valid if the evidence provided to secure the warrant is junk – fraudulent, embellished, outright lies, etc…? No search warrant anywhere else in United States criminal law is valid if improperly secured, so why is a FISA warrant any different?

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        • strateshooter says:

          hi SD.I am a Brit who reads your stuff to see what is really going on in USA.
          I have deep admiration for your work. It is very objective, patient , sensible and precise.
          I wish you well and so wish we had more like you.
          I feel it is so important that PDJT succeeds for all freedom loving peoples WW.
          It is clear to me that the American Civil War is now in full swing.
          But you guys are vastly outnumbered in the power balance.
          Can PDJT + 60 M supporters+ MI fight off a very very corrupt DNC , a very corrupt CIA/DOJ/FBI ,MSM propaganda , social media censorship , Wall St. ?
          I fear that you guys will run out of time before PDJT is toppled. At which point all this corruption will be made invisible and the corrupt puppet masters will re-exert total control.
          I pray I am wrong but I do feel very strongly that these corrupt players need to be charged and exposed very soon now.
          Good Luck to all. The world is watching.

          WWG1WGA 🙂

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        • DeAnna Vaughn says:

          Sundance, if the evidence presented to the FISC to obtain that warrant was fabricated, how is the warrant still deemed legal? Surely any reasonable judge could see that the FBI/DOB officials abusing the FISA/FISC should be held accountable? Can the FISC court judge recall her warrant now that the facts are known? She did give them a scathing 99 page beat down. FISC was NEVER intended to be used to SPY on US citizens as it was used in this case. It will happen again if these bastards are not held accountable.

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      • jbowen82 says:

        Especially if the warrant itself is a fraud on the court.

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      • De Oppresso Liber says:

        What is the deal with Sundance? He or she is acting as if you do not understand what “retroactive” means when that was not the point of the question at all. Nowhere else in U.S. criminal law allows for a warrant which as been improperly secured (false evidence, lies, etc…), to stand up in the courts of law. Why/how is a FISA warrant any different?

        We want to know! 😉

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        • Proud American from Texas says:

          Carefully review those who have been indicted or convicted. Their crimes are not related to the FISA warrant. Lying to the FBI, illegal lobbying, etc.
          Your point is valid per the “illegal fruit”, but other than Stone, nobody has a case to defend.
          Manafort, like it or not, evaded taxes years before. In his case, that was already known, but Rosey did not prosecute several years ago.
          Others may be indicted, but convictions may be hard to reach.

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    • Armchair Quarterback says:

      Exactly. If the rule of law does not prevail, our current president is just a temporary reprieve from the status quo.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Tl Howard says:

        Yes, and consider that the big stuff Trump wishes to see accomplish can all be undone by the next POTUS if that POTUS is like all the others, controlled by globalists and manipulated by China. It would seem Trump would have to know this…and only by REVEALING the ugly plans of those who would undermine our sovereignty and our economy, plans propped up by people that actually “represent” us, can Trump’s successes on behalf of this nation last beyond his term.

        He HAS to REVEAL a whole lot of things, don’t you think?

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      “Many patriots are going to die….”
      Well, ok, that is what happens in a civil war, which patriots are being pushed towards by these events.

      I have ancestors who established this nation and that ought to make certain usurpers pause.

      And I will remind everyone here of this little gem from a former Marine
      Corp General;
      “Some people are fun to shoot.”

      Biding our time…
      Will this be cleansed?

      Or like my ancestors, will we patriots be required by events to step into the breach again?

      These basturds better think carefully about reality and posterity.
      If justice does not step forth and restore the rule of law……General Mattis’ observation may prove more prescient than he could possibly immagine.

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  33. Mongo Mere Pawn says:

    Two things blow up by the book. First, the original FISA app and all three renewals categorically represented Carter Page to be an agent of the Russian Federation. They did so by disclosing the half-hearted attempt the Russians made to recruit Page in 2013, but deliberately withholding all of the information that would have conclusively demonstrated that the attempt failed, including Page’s status as a counterintelligence employee of the FBI whose assistance resulted in the electronic surveillance of Russian operatives in their home office in NYC and the successful prosecution of an undisclosed Russian agent, named Yvgenny Buryakov, who pled guilty in March 2016 and was sentenced in April of May of that year. The deliberate omission of this exculpatory evidence is not subject to contradiction and it implicates everyone in the upper echelons of the DOJ and FBI, including Mueller himself who had to sign off on the electronic surveillance involving Page when he was FBI Director in 2013.
    Second, if GPS Fusion as a subcontractor or Nellie Ohr as an analyst with access conducted FISA surveillance on ANY of the other Republican candidates in 2015 and early 2016, then the use of national security assets for rank political opposition research should easily be documented. It won’t matter who was unmasking whom. They had no basis for surveilling Cruz or any of the others, and that will conclusively demonstrate that the Russian collusion narrative has been pretextual from the beginning.

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  34. TMonroe says:

    “Then we move on to April 2017, when the FISA surveillance warrant was again reauthorized; and the FBI counterintelligence operation is continuing; this surveillance now includes almost the entire Trump administration. By this time Sally Yates has been fired over her refusal to defend Trump’s travel ban. Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente and James Comey sign the second extension; everyone is keeping notes about every encounter with the President, yet President Trump doesn’t know he’s the ‘Soft Coup‘ target.”

    Whichever iteration of coup — rogue electors, tax returns/dirt digging, Apprentice “tapes”, or one or more of the spy techniques, I think the president had an inkling as to the weaponized apparatus against him. A reminder of this chestnut from April 2017:

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  35. Superb overview SD!

    There is much in this story to infuriate any patriot. First, we should target the retroactive feature of FISA warrants for removal. Garbage provision–even if the target is truly a terrorist as originally intended.

    Second, Paul Ryan’s complicity in this is still deeply disturbing. WHY? Ok, yes he might want to be VP, but this way? I may die wondering why he was so anti-patriotic in this–who cares whether POTUS offends his “sensibilities”–this is freaking treasonous.

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  36. California Joe says:

    This is a classic example of WHY YOU HIRE YOUR OWN PEOPLE to run every government agency and fire all of the existing agency heads on day one. President Trump made a serious mistake not canning every Obama appointee within 20 minutes of taking office.

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    • TMonroe says:

      He was allowed to with a stroke of the pen make many of the appointees permanent, and I don’t know of any successful legal challenges to that. It would have been worthwhile to put it to the test, but the president from the start wanted to work with what he had to get started on his agenda. That the agenda got hamstrung by playing by the rules — all the way up the the special counsel mess — emphasizes the usefulness of using the power of the executive as Barry was prompted to in order to get on a level playing field to start.

      We are where we are, and hopefully he’ll bear all this in mind going forward, especially they’ll unlikely to call off the dogs if he eases up when they call for compromises.

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    • Republicanvet91 says:

      In many respects, I agree, but the process for that is POTUS nominating agency heads, and the Senate confirming them. There are what, over 2,000 political appointee’s? There is no way to fire every one and get new people confirmed in a timely manner.

      Obama’s worthless hacks sprinkled thoroughly in every agency knew that, and so did the Uniparty Swamp Rats whose only concern was having their people in agencies to keep money flowing in the right directions.

      Add to that mix any number of hundreds of Obama cultists in those federal bureaucracies who vowed to resist in any manner possible.

      POTUS had a serious problem when he was elected. He needed to make a large number of critical nominations. He had plenty of people like Priebus and others whispering in his ear of who needed to be nominated. Priebus, RyanO and many others wanted their people in, loyal to them and not POTUS, so the swamp would keep functioning.

      POTUS can nominate, but I am positive there are many in the Senate who have no qualms about milque-toast support or outright opposition to an appointee if it means protecting the swamp.

      There are still people functioning in agencies as Acting because appointees have not been confirmed yet.

      In some instances, POTUS was able to get his own people in certain agencies, and we saw what happened with them. Attacks from the left started immediately, and continued until those appointees were forced out. The Swamp RINO’s who wanted their own people in controlling those agencies stood by and let his appointees get destroyed.

      POTUS getting people that he could trust into agencies, ANY agency, no matter how small, might result in a massive change in that agency that affected some swamp rats rice bowl.

      Getting an agency head confirmed is just part of the problem as we see underlings within the agencies like at FBI and DOJ who can have a significant effect on whether POTUS agenda gets carried out.

      All of this has been clear since inauguration day.

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  37. AccountabilityPlease says:

    I disagree with the assessment, “…it’s also virtually guaranteed Rogers had no idea what the FBI did, or was doing, with the material and the larger ‘Spygate’ operation.” This is not to say that he was complicit with SpyGate. However, Rodgers would have seen the contractor’s queries and known they were using the NSA databases to conduct political opposition research. His analysts would have been able to see the patterns in the queries: first Republicans and then just Trump and his team 24×7. The fact that Rodger shut it down indicates he grasped the inappropriateness and/or illegality. Clapper’s push to fire him is further recognition of the NSA Director’s threat to SpyGate and the conspirators. If anyone is ever to be prosecuted for this cluster, it will only be with the backdrop provided by Rodgers testimony. I find it ironic that we have heard so little from such a central figure.

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  38. Amy2 says:

    AWESOME Mr. Sundance, just AWESOME! Like the GEICO commercial (for me) even a Caveman can understand it!

    Am I the only bothered by Brennan’s words: ““Again, in consultation with the White House,”?

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  39. Joshua says:

    I have a (very) long standing question. I have known it must be silly and never thought it of import, but it’s been nagging too long:

    I cannot believe that it is so that an issue of warrant can deem past illegal actions legal. How can this be true ?

    [to be clear: while the omniscient databases hold almost all past events, the query of them should be noted; and the timing of such is not an obscure or fungible fact in any matters. It is knowable and relevant.]

    If true. This cannot be constitutional. We are protected against illegal search and seizure. Just like prior actions cannot be criminalized by an ex post facto law, the government should not be allowed to legalize otherwise illegal action by an ex post facto warrant.

    This encourages abuse, by definition.
    If this is true this is wrong.
    If this Is true this should be changed.

    Even if true, if a search was at one time illegal … it is still, regardless of what is found; how can it not be? This would seem to be a fundamental principle and a logical truth. What is being proposed as the facts of law simply defy my deplorable logic. I hold my logic in decent regard, close even to my word.

    If you want to know where I think future founding is found, I think it is here.
    This is a problem of the likes one might not want to fix. I have read a lot of the the 197X bill text and the renewals, but never came across this topic. I just don’t have the energy to research this law atm, admitting laziness, apologies; it just seems so trivial.

    Can anyone enlighten me as to a legal clarification or even an ad-hoc justification?

    — also

    It should be disallowed to have individual briefings of all go8 suffice for a “go8 briefing”. Individual briefings should not be disallowed (how can they) but a full paneled briefing should be required. This at least gives members the benefit of reactions of the others.

    With only individual briefings there is literally nothing to prevent, or allow the perchance detection of, partisan information exchange and withholding.

    — also, the paragraph starting with:

    “Again, it is super important to remember congressional oversight has no idea about the FBI operation (CH/Spygate) during the election”

    Between that and the next I read over these hidden words:

    “Remember, he wasn’t supposed to win. This would all go away.”

    Ah i see, typing as I read, you hit it later with the […WATCH:].

    — also

    Ahh. I see now possibly why carter was never charged, or , ahem , persued (we know they can railroad anyone into submission that they wish with the power). That discovery would have been particularly hairy…. maybe?

    —- re: ryan. Yes. This is good color added here. Very possible. Well done indeed.

    — “by the book” . The end

    Well done indeed sir. Well done

    — commenter: “it’s NOT just about the money”

    Of course not, it’s about power.

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    • the5thranchhand says:

      …………and to top the whole disaster off, every single one of these cretins, the taupe dope, Brennan, Clapper, Hillary, Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein, Rice, Yates, (all of them) know that President Trump, never was, never has been, nor never will be a Russian operative. Damn, it is just common sense and so damn aggravating. This was all done because of hate, pure and simple.
      It really is hard to conceive of this kind of hate, these beings have, for the United States and her citizens, and anyone that cares for this country, and wants to make it great again.

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    • Sam says:

      ^^^ This! ^^^

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  40. jx says:

    In Phase 3: On October 21st, 2016, the FBI urgently applied for, and received, a FISA Title One surveillance warrant against U.S. person Carter Page. That FISC approved warrant made all of the prior FBI surveillance on the Trump campaign completely legal.

    A warrant can not have retroactive effect. It may have provided a cover story but the cover story would not withstand scrutiny, the illegal surveillance & searches left a trail.

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  41. Dim Osmab says:

    “That’s why Comey only briefed Trump on the salacious material… the ‘pee tapes’ and ‘Russian hookers’ nonsense was not part of the FISA application. The material that was part of the FISA application; the material that outlined candidate Trump as a target; was not shared with the President-elect because it would have amounted to Trump discovering the factual origin of an ongoing counterintelligence operation against him.”

    But legaly there was no investigation against Trump, so it was Comey’s job to tell everything.
    And more, he had to warn Trump about dangerous people around him, but he didn’t. Its all big mess

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  42. Dim Osmab says:

    If we ever find out what was said in those 2016-2017 Gang8 meetings, i guess its a lot of lies, that would be very laughable now


  43. ForGodandCountry says:

    “So long as Team Obama can reasonably keep claiming the originating 2016 surveillance upon the Trump campaign was an outcome of a valid counterintelligence investigative probe….”

    We can stop right there.

    They cannot reasonably claim it was an outcome of a valid probe, as the basis for it (Steele Dossier) was pure fiction, bought and paid for by the Clinton campaign.

    If nothing is done to bring these people to justice, our nation is lost, as they will do this again…only worse.

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    • Debra says:

      The dossier is a distraction.

      My working theory is that a ‘Russian agent’ charge was going to be made against Hillary had she won, thus setting up the third term of you-know-who due to the revelation that the election had been utterly compromised by foreign entities.

      The ‘insurance policy’ just needed a change in ‘beneficiary’ once we the people thwarted the throw of the election to Hillary . . . all just MHO.


  44. Concernedcitizen says:

    The Dossier was a work of fiction written by Democrat political operatives, including Christopher Steele who admitted to having a hatred for candidate Trump. The FBI/DOJ used this fiction, which Comey admitted was “unverified” to initiate Crossfire Hurricane and later to justify the appointment of a Special Counsel as part of a coup attempt.

    So the crux of the matter is this: What steps did the FBI take to vet the Dossier? Did the FBI exercise due diligence in the effort to verify the contents of the Dossier? And if the FBI could conclusively determine that information in the Dossier was false {Trump attorney M. Cohen in Prague for example} doesn’t that damage the credibility of the entire document?

    It is unlawful, under the Color of Law Statutes, for the FBI to use unverified and/or false information in a sworn affidavit to obtain a federal surveillance warrant under FISA. The affiant must swear before the issuing Federal Judge that the information in the warrant application is true. So, if the crucial evidence (the Dossier) cannot be verified, or its credibility is in question, how can the FBI lawfully obtain the warrant? Answer: It can’t. Did the FBI/DOJ mislead the issuing Judge? If so, there must be serious consequences for those involved.

    Speaking as a former Agent, I would implore AG Barr to put laser focus on the Dossier. Its all about the Dossier – it is the poisonous tree. A work of fiction, a political hit piece, has led our Republic down a very dangerous path. There must be accountability. Bring the hammer down, Mr. Barr.

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    • Dutchman says:

      My ‘take’on verification is THAT is why the 702 search queries were essential.

      They COULD have made up anything for the dossier, i.e. a ‘total’fabrication. But, it would have been relatively easy to prove false.
      With the search queries of the database, they could build a,scaffolding of VERIFIABLE facts, upon which to suspend their tissue of lies.

      Person A was in city 1. Person B was in city one, during the same 3 day time frame. Verifiable facts, cause the same database used to unearth the facts (by the dossier authors) is later used by the investigators, attempting to verify or refute the allegations, which go on to say persons A and B met, in city 1, during the time they were both there, which of coarse is the lie, but can’t DISPROVE it.
      So, SOME of the dossier they COULD and DID verify, some they couldn’t.
      I assume THAT is why they would say they needed the FISA warrant.

      It was a devious, clever plan concieved and carried out by people who know how the system works, and all of the weaknesses, or holes in the,system they could exploit.

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      • Concernedcitizen says:

        Good point, Dutchman, and I see Sundance agrees. In my opinion, what you outlined as being the methodology used by the FBI to justify the issuance of the FISA warrant is corrupt and tantamount to misleading the Judge.

        Thought experiment: If an honest Agent were to tell the FISA Judge that his affidavit for the warrant outlined serious allegations, much of it unverified and implausible, made by Trump hating Democrat operatives paid by the Clinton campaign, would the Judge issue the intrusive surveillance warrant? If the answer is Yes, we have serious problem.

        When I read the Dossier, I was struck by the fact that much of it read like a bad novel with second and third hand information disguised as fact. If I’m the Case Agent assigned to vet the Dossier, my BS detector would have been on full alert. And before I asked a Judge to issue a warrant based on the Dossier, I would have carefully vetted every line in it. If my conclusion was that most of it was unverifible, that would be a strong indication that it was a work of fiction. No way, no how could an Agent with any integrity use the Dossier as justification for a warrant.

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        • LCSmom says:

          They were all corrupt. No one wants to admit the truth behind the fraud on the court, including the FISA judges.

          Judge Collyer signed off on the warrant without being briefed in person. Shortly after, she is told about all of the illegal searches and queries done by the Obama people, and yet she doesn’t revisit or question what was behind the very irregular and perhaps unprecedented request she approved.

          Why not?

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  45. Christine says:

    Hi Treepers.

    I’m broadly across most of this scandal, but there’s one point I can’t remember the answer to:

    Did Mueller end up interviewing Carter Page? (I think the answer is no).

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  46. Kelly says:

    IMHO I don’t see how our country
    Could survive ever again as we’ve
    known it! Letting any of this corruption get swept aside will not give We the People the confidence or trust in any future of any elections wondering if one of the candidates were set up by the past administration’s Fbi/DOJ ,IC etc.
    These traitors ( from the top down of the past administration ) got a taste of power and they made the choice to
    Betray the will of the people! They made institutions of our govt poisonous! And these institutions DOJ/fbi were the ones to keep our
    Country grounded/steady by rules of
    Law! We all know why Mueller was put
    there! They never intended to do anything about this corruption ! Otherwise there would have been a hell
    Of a lot more raids this FBI would have done. Sickening how one sided this has
    So if Barr is going to do what’s right
    He may have to break of some bible
    Reading gatherings ties, an do what is right !
    PDJT is a Great President ! He did not
    Deserve this! We the People did not deserve this! And if we let them get away with this greed of control of power that’s it for our country! It would not be freedom and justice for the future Of our children an grandchildren !
    And will we ever again get to have
    A President as brave as President PDJT!

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  47. Carson Napier says:

    The so-called “Dossier” might as well have been written by Jussie Smullete.

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Ha…..good one……

      My only question is:
      Who currently provides the President with “His” daily intelligence briefs?

      I mean, with the way things are, who can he trust “now” to give him an accurate Daily Intelligence Report? The Israeli’s……..The Saudi’s…….

      Just asking….

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      • Carson Napier says:

        I’m afraid he’s pretty much on his own and must mainly rely on using his own common sense, like he’s trying to do in Syria and Afghanistan and North Korea. I would trust the Israelis to a fair degree although they have their own interests which aren’t always 100% with ours. The Saudis pretty much not at all or at least be very cautious. Those like retired Col. Douglas Macgregor, who seem whip smart, don’t have the sources. He certainly can’t trust the CIA.

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  48. Tl Howard says:

    Sundance, can you figure out just when it was that Trump had to understand with certainty that he WAS/IS their target? We’ve heard over and over that RR assured Trump’s attorneys he wasn’t a target and we’ve read your analysis of that, but surely at some point Trump came to know he actually was/is the target, right?


    • Debra says:

      PDJT has known all along he was a ‘target’.

      The originating FISA warrant was most likely based on a generic ‘foreign meddling in U.S. elections’ subject.

      It was meant to uncover foreign meddling on Hillary’s behalf — at least that is my working theory. I am thoroughly convinced that the Obama Administration did not want her to be president BUT did want her elected such that he could declare a national emergency based on integrity of the election to keep her from assuming office, thus guaranteeing a third term, because, as we can see, the investigation into ‘foreign meddling’ can drag on for four years.

      That second authorization for special counsel memo has to do with the shift from looking at the foreign meddling aspect in general, to one of targeting President Trump.

      Why the need? Because the evidence was plentiful that the Obama Administration knew about foreign influence over Hillary, and had that been the query for special counsel, it would have been revealed that she was being set-up by her ‘own’ party to be charged with multiple crimes. Of course, Obama (and his groupies) would see himself as a savior for having kept her out of the White House, and his manipulations would be rationalized under the auspices of doing what had to be done.

      Hillary could save a bit of the tarnish on all her bad acts if she would only confess, ‘Barack assured me I would win because he had set in place the same apparatus that allowed him to win for me.’

      We the people who voted for OUR president are what foiled the ‘third term’ coup that was coming had Hillary managed to be even 20% likable, competent, trustworthy of voting for.

      At least that is my 2 cents worth . . .

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  49. golfmann says:

    So you are saying Sundance, that they are going to get away with it?
    That any phony dossier (or other setup) from now on can be rigged to big brother anyone at anytime with jail and financial ruin to all supporters if need be?
    If so then to me then this marks the end of the United States of America, and shortly thereafter the world as we know it.

    I DO hope you are very very wrong!


  50. Anny says:

    They are all f*****. This is like watching Spinal Tap. Muller was going to turn the Amp up to 11.( The rubes are expecting Stonehenge and an 18″ Stonehenge they will get. ( )

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