A Review of the Barr “Principal Conclusion” Notification, Overlaying Three Years of Background Research…

CTH is going to break down the AG Barr Principal Conclusion notification letter against more than three years of background research.  Yes, more than “three years“, is the correct time-frame here.  The origin of the DOJ/FBI operation against Donald Trump goes back to 2015; the Mueller probe was a 2017 concluding chapter in the seditious conspiracy effort.

I’m going to cite as much background as possible; however, this review encompasses so much granular history that some parts might be too complex for a person who only recently jumped into the story.  Disclaimer: this outline does not fit the narrative from those who claim Mueller and Rosenstein are honorable men.  They ain’t.

The first part that matters is a few paragraphs into the letter.  Here we find the scale of the investigative group, and a description of some of the investigative paths they traveled:

There are several takeaways that are worthy of notation.

♦ First, the team of 19 lawyers and 40 FBI agents is more than the original Crossfire Hurricane investigative team (lawyers added), but includes the exact same group of FBI and DOJ staff level investigative officials that originated the Trump operation long before Robert Mueller was selected to lead them.

The transferring team assembly has been missed by media; and also missed by those who have researched the investigators. It is an important point, yet completely overlooked.

The same career staff unit that originated the unlawful activity to weaponize the DOJ and FBI is the same team that transferred into the Mueller probe.  Their supervising officials changed, Comey, McCabe, Baker, Lynch and Yates (et al) were fired; however, the career investigative officials within the process are identical.

The FBI agents transferred from Operation Crossfire Hurricane into the Mueller Special Counsel.  This is a key, heck, critical point, that is continually missed and glossed over.

The Mueller Special Counsel in May 2017 did not start from a clean slate of investigators.  Yes, new additional lawyers were added, but the investigators who conducted the Mueller probe were the same investigators who were carrying out the 2016 unlawful and illegal surveillance activity.

Initially Lisa Page and Peter Strzok also transferred to the Mueller team; but they had to be removed in July 2017 due to the discovery of their paper trail.  If their paper trail had never been discovered they would have remained with their comrades.

And that takes us to an important SIDEBAR that everyone forgets.  Lisa Page and Peter Strzok were removed because Inspector General Horowitz accidentally stumbled upon their communication.  Originally Horowitz was looking at “media leaks”, and that led him to question Deputy FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.  McCabe denied the leaks, but when the IG questioned Lisa Page about media contacts she said McCabe told her to give stories to the media.  McCabe and Page were contradicting each-other.

The IG asked Page if she could prove her side of the story, Page said she had texts from McCabe and gave her phone to INSD investigators…. the rest is history.  Those IG investigators, while validating the instructions from McCabe (showing he lied), uncovered the Peter Strzok and Lisa Page bias and communication that set the ground work for “spygate”.  The IG then had to inform Mueller of the compromised position.

♦The second point that needs to be noted from these paragraphs, is the scale of tools used by the Special Counsel (paragraphs reposted for additional review):

Remember, Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein re-authorized and re-submitted the third renewal of the Carter Page Title-1 (not title-3) FISA warrant in mid-July 2017.

That Carter Page Title-1 warrant did not expire until mid-October 2017.  So when we look at search warrants, subpoenas, and specifically “50 authorized pen registers“, we should note most of them were generally not needed while the Page FISA warrant was active.

When Mueller’s team began; and remember this is the same operational team – just using a new leader; they had the legal authority to conduct active electronic surveillance on any individual who was within two hops of Carter Page.  [So anyone who was in direct contact with Carter Page, and anyone that person was in contact with, and anyone that second person was in contact with.]  All of those officials were under surveillance.  A typical two-hop Title-1 warrant ends up hitting a network between 900 to 2,500 people.

The “pen registers” are ‘trap and trace warrants’ [SEE HERE], essentially another form of electronic surveillance (phone, email, etc) and extraction.  They would not have been needed for anyone within the Carter Page orbit (the Trump campaign), until the Title-1 FISA warrant expired (October 2017).  The pen registers fall under Title-3, ordinary domestic, non-FISA related, DOJ suspect searches and inquires, ie. “phone taps”.

Between the Title-1 FISA warrant (entire trump orbit captured) and the 50 pen registers (unknown orbit) and 500 search warrants (also Title-3), there was a massive dragnet of active surveillance and extraction of electronic files from all targets.  Active wire-taps, or “listening bugs”, would also fall under the FISA warrant and/or the Title-3 pen registers.

This gives us the scale of reach for those 40 active and assigned FBI agents.

Understanding that President Trump was a defined initial target of the investigation (as also noted in the Barr letter), those wire-taps, electronic surveillance, phone intercepts and listening “bugs” would have applied directly to President Trump and the White House.

[Insert “by the booknotation from President Obama here.]

Do you think we’ll ever hear about how Team Mueller took over active bugs within the White House?… I digress.

Again, I’m going to repeat…. The same investigators who initiated the Trump operation in late 2015, through spygate, and into Crossfire Hurricane (July 2016), were the same investigators in May 2017 when Mueller became their boss.   That’s three years of active electronic surveillance, intercepts and extraction.   Think about it.

♦ Next we move on to Page Two.  Here AG Barr tells us the Mueller report has two elements. Russian interference, including Trump’s potential collusion with Russians; and the second element is the Obstruction investigation:

The key point on the Russian collusion/conspiracy aspect is not actually within Barr’s letter, but is really the unwritten 800lb gorilla in the corner of the letter.  There was NO actual Russian election interference to speak of.   The entire premise was/is absurd.

A Macedonian content farm producing shit memes on social media isn’t exactly a vast Russian election conspiracy. So it is absurd that the predicate for the Special Counsel was to see if Trump was coordinating with irrelevant shit-posting meme providers etc.

The lack of evidence, for a premise that doesn’t exist, leads Robert Mueller to quote in his report: “The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities”.

No shit?  Really?

I wonder how long it took them to figure that out?  Maybe something like this:

Mueller (May 2017): Hey Pete, did Trump’s social media guys talk to those Macedonian dudes, or re-post their stuff?

Strzok: Nope. Not that we could ever find.

Mueller: OK, well, that part of the investigation is over.  After lunch how about your guys, move on to obstruction.

Strzok: Gotcha.

Unfortunately, that’s only partially tongue-in-cheek on my part.  See the next paragraph:

Remember, Rod Rosenstein made a grand splash about indicting the Internet Research Agency.  However, he buried the indictment evidence in the DOJ-NSD (National Security Division)… never to be seen from, or brought up, ever again.

The ridiculous nature of that FEB-2018 insufferable ruse, was the breaking point for CTH in giving Rosenstein any benefit of the doubt.

It was/is transparently obvious that Team Mueller and DAG Rod Rosenstein needed to throw up something, anything, that would validate the fraudulent “Muh Russia” premise behind the corrupt DOJ/FBI political operation that was started back in 2015.  The IRA indictments were theatrics; a ruse; a cover. Hell, even the damned Washington Post noted it:

(WaPo) A 37-page indictment issued by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team on Friday brings fresh American attention to one of the strangest elements of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election: The Internet Research Agency (IRA), a state-sponsored “troll factory” in St. Petersburg.

But much of the information Mueller published on Friday about the agency’s efforts to influence the election had already been published last October — in an article by a Russian business magazine, RBC.

In a 4,500-word report titled “How the ‘troll factory’ worked the U.S. elections,” journalists Polina Rusyaeva and Andrey Zakharov offered the fullest picture yet of how the “American department” of the IRA used Facebook, Twitter and other tactics to inflame tensions ahead of the 2016 vote. The article also looked at the staffing structure of the organization and revealed details about its budget and salaries.  (read more)

Someone get a banana for the 800lb gorilla. I hear CNN has extras, I digress.

The next part of Barr’s letter, as determined from the investigative material provided by Team Mueller, is even more disingenuous as it pertains to Russia:

How could the Special Counsel find that Russian “actors”  hacked into computers without being able to do a forensic audit of the servers from the DNC?

Wait….

No, really, wait…

Notice how this is oddly worded:

…”hacked into computers and obtained emails from persons affiliated with the Clinton campaign and Democrat party organizations.”…

That paragraph could be describing anyone.  Those who are skilled in reviewing professionally obtuse legalese verbiage from the government will immediately pick up something.  They are not saying the “DNC” was hacked, and we know Podesta was NOT hacked (he was a victim of a phishing password change).  Oh snap, the gorilla farted.

The next segment is just as priceless when overlayed against what technically is not stated in the first:

…”the special counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign”.

Everyone here is projecting Hillary Clinton emails into this statement, but the Clinton emails were never hacked, stolen or released.  [There were 30,000 missing Clinton emails that supposedly never surfaced until the Weiner Laptop was discovered.]  But the second segment says “these efforts“, and it’s not exactly clear what “these efforts” mean, because nothing in this paragraph makes any sense.  What are “these efforts“?

Read it again and see if you can make sense of it.

The key takeaway from this entire “Russian Interference” part, is that there wasn’t actually any Russian interference, so the predicate for Trump to be investigated for colluding or conspiring to do something that technically wasn’t being done is just silly.

And that’s the frustrating part of this entire three years.  The Russian Interference narrative was constructed ex post-facto to cover for a political surveillance operation that was targeting candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.  The Carter Page FISA warrant (an insurance policy) was needed as cover for the investigative data trail and time spent by FBI officials enlisted in the surveillance operation.

The investigation into something that didn’t exist was predicated as a cover for something the DOJ and FBI were trying to hide.   Considering that Robert Mueller came on board in May 2017, there’s no doubt he realized that within weeks (if he didn’t know that from the outset).

After we accept the Russian narrative was entirely false, when we move to the Obstruction narrative we find out why they spent so much time on it.  Without any actual Russian interference to collude or conspire with, the possible obstruction case was the only case that could have ever existed.

♦ And it is within the obstruction nonsense where anger over this fiasco really starts to settle in and there’s absolutely NO ROOM to consider Robert Mueller and/or Rod Rosenstein anything except complicit with the sedition team.

What we find in the Barr letter about the Obstruction investigation is blood boiling. Here Team Mueller intentionally politicize their non-finding in an attempt to open the door for Nancy Pelsoi and Jerry Nadler to exploit an impeachment angle.

Team Mueller intentionally tells AG Barr they cannot make a determination of obstruction, and thereby force Barr to make the decision; and make it look political.

The obstruction angle was always what Team Mueller were working to deliver, in collaboration with their democrat political allies.

In my opinion it’s almost certain AG Barr saw this coming, which is why he forced DAG Rod Weaselstein to stick around, share in the decision and deflect the politics.

In summary it is almost certain that Team Mueller knew from the outset there was no Russian collusion/conspiracy because: 1) it’s the same team from 2016 through 2019; and 2) they knew from the outset there was no “there” there.

So, a reasonable question would be: How long did Mueller investigate conspiracy with Russia before jumping to Obstruction of Justice?  I think the answer is that Mueller abandoned the Russia angle around August 2017, when he asked Rosenstein for an updated scope memo.

Everything from August 2017 through to March 2019 was Robert Mueller and his team trying to prove an obstruction case of a predicate Russian investigation that was non-existent, and based on a false premise.

FUBAR.

We have every right to be angry !

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734 Responses to A Review of the Barr “Principal Conclusion” Notification, Overlaying Three Years of Background Research…

  1. concerned3 says:

    I would like to take the time to focus in on the following Sundance extract from above. “The Carter Page FISA warrant (an insurance policy) was needed as cover for the investigative data trail and time spent by FBI officials enlisted in the surveillance operation”. We have since learned that the Dossier needed to spy on Carter Page and in turn the Trump Campaign was being constructed in very early 2016 or late 2015 by Nellie Ohr. So how did, Nellie Ohr, know to start work on the construction of the Dossier, long before it was needed? Really great planning on the part of the conspirators or the spying operation, started long before we had thought. And, that the cover-up was planned for something else, say the GCHQ spying?

    Sundance extract follows:
    “And that’s the frustrating part of this entire three years. The Russian Interference narrative was constructed ex post-facto to cover for a political surveillance operation that was targeting candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. The Carter Page FISA warrant (an insurance policy) was needed as cover for the investigative data trail and time spent by FBI officials enlisted in the surveillance operation.”

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    • jbowen82 says:

      There’s a reasonable answer from Yakov Apelbaum. To summarize, his conclusion is that Hakluyt is in the business of building a database on many prominent people and companies — an updated version of J. Edgar Hoover’s files — for purely mercenary purposes. This is what the 702 queries were being used for. It wasn’t Donald Trump-specific, necessarily. Fusion GPS may interact with Hakluyt routinely to dig up dirt on the opponents of Fusion’s clients.

      Apelbaum believes that the dossier has three authors — Nellie Ohr, Ed Baumgartner, and a person (probably Eastern European) whose native language is not English — and that the source material these three authors used was the Hakluyt database. Steele took their work product, embellished it a little bit to look like the product of an intelligence service, and then proceeded to circulate it.

      In Apelbaum’s view, Nellie was working for Hakluyt in building the database that became the dossier in 2015/16, but who knows what else she was feeding to Hakluyt, and on whom?

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

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    • James Groome says:

      Why did Mueller keep Strzok around after he found out about the texts? Why keep him around for another month? Because they couldn’t allow STRZOK to be first blood, Weissman and Mueller needed to draw first blood, therefore PDOP was set up with the money (he didn’t fall for it) and then the MANAFORT raid were conducted to give a public a look into the “corruption of TRUMP” not the corruption of the JACK ASS MUEL.

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  2. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Woah!

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    • MAGADJT says:

      This is not from the editor of the paper – although it should be. This is an opinion article written by Sharyl Atkinson.

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    • disgustedwithjulison says:

      Is it not fair for them to publish 1) who was providing them the false information; and/or 2) if they were republishing someone else’s false news to expose who their editors were relying on. Until these media creeps come fully clean and allow us to track down exactly how the fake news was being churned and who was providing the initial story lines….these apologies mean little.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Uhh…no. The Hill is offering NO apology.

      From the headline and byline on that webpage:

      “Apologies to President Trump
      By Sharyl Attkisson, Opinion Contributor — 03/25/19 09:30 AM EDT
      THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL”

      PS – Sharyl’s article is excellent. Wonder if her editor will recognize that her article doesn’t exclude his website?

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    • stringplayer55 says:

      One point that Sharyl makes that is glossed over far to much is her statement:

      “Apologies from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court judges who are supposed to serve as one of the few checks and balances to prevent the FBI from wiretapping innocent Americans. Whether because of blind trust in the FBI, or out of ignorance or even malfeasance, they failed at this important job.”

      The FISA court (and Justice John Roberts as the Supreme Court Justice who oversees the FISA court) have largely gotten a pass for their role in this whole, rotten affair. Certainly, with each renewal of the FISA title-1 application to spy on Carter Page, the FISA court had to be aware that the FBI and DOJ were trotting out Clinton-funded opposition research and that much of what was presented to the FISA court was unverified. Director Comey made public statements to that effect. And yet, the Steele dossier continued to be presented to the FISA court, with assurances from the FBI and DOJ that the information that was in their application had been verified. Signatures of FBI and DOJ representatives at the end of the FISA warrant applications attest that the information presented has been verified.

      That the FISA court allowed the Steele dossier to be repeatedly passed along as a basis for their warrant application shows that the FISA court is itself complicit in perpetuating the witch hunt of the duly elected President. John Roberts should be impeached (along with the FISA court judges who signed off on the FISA warrant renewals, at least). Maybe we could get a real conservative Chief Justice to replace Roberts (who never should have been elevated to Chief Justice in the first place).

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      • Kenji says:

        Hear! Hear! Brilliantly and succinctly stated. At the risk of sounding emotional, and a bit out there … there’s something about Chief Justice Roberts that strikes me wrong. I “read” people instinctively and reflexively, and there’s something about Roberts’s affect that sends my spider senses tingling. He has a ‘repressed arrogance’ about him. He has a smirk and forced smile that I read as covering his his true feelings of imagined intellectual superiority. When he announced the SCOTUS Obamakkare TAX ruling … this is how I read his affect. Pure arrogance, at believing himself the smartest man in the room. He is a seriously flawed man, with delusions of grandeur and superiority. Of course he would be behind a plot to dispatch with a vile “outsider” such as Trump. An “illegitimate” President elected by “illegitimate” rube, flyover country voters. It would not surprise me if Roberts is already working on a “taxation rationale” for eliminating the Electoral College. The man is a snake, concealed behind an inappropriate and involuntary smirk.

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      • jbowen82 says:

        As I’ve posted several times, the FISA judges (and the people who work in their chambers) knew exactly what was going on. Although Carter Page’s name was on the FISA surveillance authorization requests, they knew, as everyone involved did, that the real target was Candidate, then President-elect, then President Donald Trump.

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      • I totally agree, especially about Chief Justice Roberts’ role.

        There’s one element I have only heard mentioned once. Rex (MAGA_Rex, Imperator_Rex) on Twitter (now on Quodverum) found that regulations allow for the President to unilaterally authorize a FISA warrant merely by stating a “fact” of foreign crimes on US soil. What Rex wasn’t able to discover, and I haven’t been able to re-create, is: Does this Executive end-run around the FISC includes bypassing the Woods Procedure? If this route was used to get a FISA warrant, that would be the golden escalator to the Oval Office.

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  3. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Hereby propose that the following list of people and news organizations be banned from Twitter, Facebook, Utube, and Instagram for “promoting harmful conspiracy theories.” If they can do it to Alex Jones for saying things they don’t agree with they can do it to democrats and the corporate leftwing media liars for spreading false rumors.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/03/naming-names-in-the-russia-collusion-media-democrat-hoax/

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  4. chipin8511 says:

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  5. StanH says:

    Great overview Sundance.

    While we have these criminals on their heels President Trump, go on the attack, get aggressive. Pardon everyone ensnared in this fraud. Be direct about the conspirators, name names, release all the documents. etc.

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  6. stringplayer55 says:

    You know, when Susan Rice stated that Obama wanted everything done “by the book“, I’m sure that is exactly what Obama wanted. It’s just that Rice didn’t state that the book that Obama was referring to was Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”!

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  7. Marygrace Powers says:

    “Disclaimer: this outline does not fit the narrative from those who claim Mueller and Rosenstein are honorable men. They ain’t.” sd

    If there is any doubt in anyone’s mind, about the above statement,
    take a look at Louis Gohmert’s Mueller Unmasked Report.

    GOHMERT: Mueller Unmasked/

    By Rep. Louie Gohmert, Hannity.com
    Washington, April 26, 2018

    “Robert Mueller’s months-long witch hunt into so-called ‘Russian collusion’ continues to spiral out of control. Despite hundreds of hours of non-stop liberal-media coverage, most Americans still know very little about the man behind the probe.

    Congressman Louie Gohmert has had enough of the special counsel’s abuse of power, and he’s prepared to ‘unmask’ Mueller’s questionable history and total lack of judgment spanning decades.

    In Robert Mueller: Unmasked, the GOP Representative pulls back the curtain and exposes the sordid truth surrounding the special counsel’s career.

    “What I have accumulated here is absolutely shocking upon the realization that Mueller’s disreputable, twisted history speaks to the character of the man placed in a position to attempt to legalize a coup against a lawfully elected President,” writes Gohmert.”

    https://gohmert.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398634

    https://www.hannity.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Gohmert_Mueller_UNMASKED.pdf
    (pdf on Gohmert’s Report)

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    • mazziflol says:

      “and he’s prepared to ‘unmask’ Mueller’s questionable history”…

      More tic-tock.

      Weak. Just do it.

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      • Marygrace Powers says:

        “More tic-tock?” Notice Gohmert’s Report
        was almost one year ago. He had the
        guts to speak out against corrupt SC Mueller.

        Gohmert’s Report on Mueller 4-26-18 was
        to prove Mueller’s pattern of corruption. He
        begins his report with the following:

        “Robert Mueller has a LONG and SORDID history of
        illicitly targeting INNOCENT people that is a stain upon
        the legacy of American jurisprudence. He lacks
        judgement and credibility to lead the prosecution of
        anyone.

        I do not make these statements lightly.” Gohmert

        “♦ And it is within the obstruction nonsense where anger over this fiasco really starts to settle in and there’s absolutely NO ROOM to consider Robert Mueller and/or Rod Rosenstein anything except complicit with the sedition team.” sd

        READ THE REPORT IF YOU HAVE ANY
        DOUBTS ABOUT MUELLER’S PATTERN
        OF CORRUPTION.

        Just more substantiation, per sd comment above,
        for those wanting to give Mueller/Rosenstein a pass.

        https://www.hannity.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Gohmert_Mueller_UNMASKED.pdf
        (pdf on Gohmert’s Report)

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    • Velvetbob says:

      Thank you so much for posting this!!!!

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    • Carrie2 says:

      And we know Mueller past and how he sent innocent people to prison, and as an attorney only God knows how much more he has done. To me, the fact that he needed so many democrat attorneys was a clue plus his past. Now all is becoming clearer and clearer, and I still think Trump was aware and baited them to continue until the critical point became known. AJ Barr has always been a good man and a knowledgeable man and keeping Rod on hand was a smart move. It seems as though the movie show is coming soon to an end and in more ways than one. So many traitors and seditionists mean we will not put anyone in prison as too expensive and they can still operate from inside, but do what has been done over hundreds of years to eliminate them from the planet. I think more and deeper going after the Clintons and Obamas is happening and will continue to happen. I cannot pray for these Trump and American haters!

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  8. BarneyRubble says:

    ready to rumble

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  9. Sharon says:

    One of the byproducts of embedded lawlessness is that the pubic presence of factual material, regardless of whether it exonerates or convicts, does not change the actions, behaviors, or goals of the lawless ones.

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  10. apcharles says:

    Big Media needs to be federally regulated now, just like big banks are.

    Gov’t requires certain controls have to be in place so that financial institutions are as certain and protected as can be, that the financial earnings they publicly report are accurate, audited, verified and true. There is too much financial security, that if fails, could destroy the country.

    I see no difference between that and the media, who have as much or more responsibility to ensure they are reporting facts… because there is also too much security (more than just financial), that if fails, could destroy the country.

    That means that the large media… the 5 companies that own 99% of the mainstream media, would be regulated from ever perpetrating this kind of fraud again.

    If these criminal media thugs think they are any better than the Enrons of the world… they would be surprised to find out they are far worse

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    • rashomon says:

      Government regulation simply creates more opportunity for pay-to-play, corruption that denies justice to those who are expelled by The Big Boys (Girls) from a level playing field of competition. We have laws dealing with trusts and monopolies. Why aren’t they being used? Can you imagine if Standard Oil of NJ or AT&T still held the sway once available?

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  11. California Joe says:

    Funny that the DOJ charged Michael Avenatti for extortion in shaking down Nike but not only ignored the fact that Avenatti was extorting President Trump and should have been charged but, incredibly, wanted to charge President Trump for paying the extortion. In what alternative universe does the victim of extortion get charged but the persons committing the extortion are hailed as a hero….when the victim is a patriot! Nike like Apple, Tesla, Google and Microsoft are deeply embedded in the Leftist cause so the DOJ makes sure they are protected. President Donald J Trump evidently not so much!

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    • Matthew LeBlanc says:

      Orange man bad / Kappernick supporting snowflake company good

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    • Roger Holberg says:

      Absolutely right. I’ve never understood how Avenatti and the bimbo weren’t charged with extortion and how the victim of the crime, Trump, became viewed as the malefactor. Our “news media” have so much to answer for.

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  12. rayvandune says:

    Let me see if I understand this: for the majority of the duration of the Mueller investigation, the majority of the investigators spent the majority of their time and necessarily budget, trying to discover unrelated crimes and/or creating process crimes against Trump associates, in an attempt to coerce them to testify falsely against the President, in order to prove that he was obstructing the investigation a crime that their investigations had already established never existed? Is that about it?

    Do we have enough hemp or do we need to backorder more?

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  13. treehouseron says:

    Barr is a good guy.

    In the final paragraph, the highlighted sentence makes it clear that Barr is saying Trump didn’t obstruct… because he (Trump) knew he hadn’t colluded. The lack of evidence that he colluded suggests to Barr that Trump didn’t obstruct, because you can’t obstruct something that does not exist.

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  14. TradeBait says:

    Thank you, Sundance. Well stated and much appreciated as it leads to the only viable conclusion. Never could buy into the Mueller/RR white hat assertion. They were strongly influenced to come clean in the end and AG Barr made sure it happened. Their intent was to try to pull off a soft coup because they knew their own sins would be exposed if PDT stayed in office. What they traded to keep breathing is what we may never know.

    They never thought she would lose…

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    • concerned3 says:

      Don’t be surprised, if the soft coup attempts continue. The GOP needs to take down the head of the snake (i.e., Obama). I hope that Sundance will turn his attention to making the Obama to Lynch to FISA Warrant for Carter Page connection!

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  15. Another Scott says:

    40 FBI agents? So one of Mueller’s qualifications for this SC gig was his experience as FBI Director

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  16. apcharles says:

    CNN Very Fake News: Michael Avanetti, a lawyer closely connected to Donald Trump, was arrested by federal investigators early this morning.

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  17. Zippy says:

    Hilarious:

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  18. Luke of the D says:

    So, I am curious about those “Muller Report Books” that were mentioned a few weeks back… what exactly are they going to say? Page 1: “President Trump (then candidate and President-Elect Trump) did not collude with Russia. The whole thing was made-up. The end.”

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    • LafnH20 says:

      ^^^^THISvvvv

      “President Trump (then candidate and President-Elect Trump) did not collude with Russia. The whole thing was made-up. The end.”

      Is EXACTLY what AG Barr should send NanChuck and the rest if their Sedicious Freaks!!!

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  19. treehouseron says:

    I think we’re lucky that a man as rational and intelligent as Putin is leading Russia right now, because to a weaker minded leader, or to a bigger hothead this may have started world war 3.

    I’m not saying he’s a good guy, I’m saying he’s a smart man and rational, far more so than most of our elected leaders.

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    • apcharles says:

      He’s pragmatic. He knows what he has power to do, and what would get him trouble.

      Unfortunately, he would also be stupid not be taking advantage of this, and taking advantage of the weakness and stupidity of the liberals trying to tear down the system. Wouldn’t be surprised if he already was.

      Then again.. since liberals are already tearing it down themselves, why get in their way. Isn’t the first rule of Sun Tsu to simply get out of the way, when the enemy is destroying themselves?

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  20. apcharles says:

    Ironically… the people demanding to see the full report are the ones responsible for why we can’t see the full report.

    Because they illegally spied on innocent US Citizens, they have violated their constitutional rights already and turned this into a crisis. AG Barr has a legal responsibility to redact what he has to… all because of the criminal action of the very people demanding to see the entire report. Ironic.

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  21. Mr. T. says:

    I consider phising to get a password and then using that password to illegally gain access to someone else’s computer as hacking. Hacking is illegal access to someones computer. I suspect that the emails he referred to were Podestas emails. A big part of the investigation was emails, Wikileaks, and Russia giving them to Wikileaks. That was what they were going after Stone and others with. Trying to prove that Trump knew in advance of Russia hacking and sending emials to Wikileaks.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      I don’t.

      To me, “hacking” is the ability to gain access without having to secure the cooperation, intentional or not, of someone else.

      Phishing is “hacking” a person — not a computer.

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    • Matthew LeBlanc says:

      Fake news. Russia didn’t hack John Podesta’s emails and mentioning it just furthers the disinformation pushed by Clinton camp for 2 years. Wikileaks and Russia are boogeymen set up by sore losers for people who can’t think for themselves or are easily persuaded.

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  22. WES says:

    I don’t know but maybe it is just me.

    If you decide to over throw the king, and you fail to kill the king, shouldn’t you expect the king to do something about you?

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Is there anything about Trump that suggests a “go along to get along” response???

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    • MustangBlues says:

      ”’If you decide to over throw the king, and you fail to kill the king, shouldn’t you expect the king to do something about you?”’

      In king and regal politics, the adage is: ”If you attack the king, you had better kill him.”

      Otherwise, all your kin will be killed slowly in front of your eyes and fed to the dogs and hogs, before you are drawn and quartered.

      Feudal Justice teaches don’t mess up with the king.

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  23. Bonitabaycane says:

    Mueller Report Final Conclusion: Hillary lost the 2016 election all on her own. 🙂

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  24. sundancer55 says:

    I think it’s awfully “convenient” for Mueller to reach a conclusion NOW, after two years of digging into everything but the swamp, and then “finding nothing” only 2 months or so after Barr is confirmed. Yep, verrrrry convenient. Mueller needs his plow cleaned. He has a lot of questions to answer, as far as the american public is concerned. For instance, what did $30 million dollars get us? Something we already knew?? Pffft.

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    • Absolutely spot on sundancer.

      Curious that Mueller took so doggone long in his “investigation”. Particularly since almost all the indictments/prosecutions occurred by mid-2018. What did he do for the last 9 months besides waste $$ and allow the Left to continue to be more batsh*t crazy.

      And likely tipped the midterm election.

      Another angle of the evil “insurance policy” was tying up POTUS like Gulliver, so that he could not declassify documents to show the malfeasance and treason of FBI, DOJ and others in Obama/Hillary-land, or else it would be “obstruction”.

      I think President Trump did the right thing but that fact alone–that the Dems have the ability to pursue endless Beria-like investigations of President Trump and those in his orbit. But that said, it steels resolve for additional takedown of these traitors.

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  25. Henry chance says:

    I see some issues that MuellerTime would like to have overlooked.

    Mueller has some powerful ways to cheat and get indictments. He also has some nefarious ways of abuse of authority.

    Had he gotten Barr permission to seek indictments, he was risking getting CAUGHT in court exposing his devious ways. He saves face this way.

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  26. plane of the ecliptic says:

    40 FBI Agents, and none of them stood up and called BS on all of this. They did not want to risk those first rate defined benefit pensions, or an assignment to Minot North Dakota for speaking out? If I hear the rank and file guys are so honest one more time I am going to be sick. They said “yes sir” to Hoovers abuses, and they are saying “yes sir” to this very day.

    With 37 years in the Criminal Justice field I am deeply saddened and concerned over the stink in the FBI. Lets start with a tiny, tiny, simple reform……record your interviews!!!!! An 18 year old suspect stealing jeans at the local Wally World has his interview recorded at the local PD/Sheriffs’ Office for Pete’s sake.

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  27. trapper says:

    “The report identifies no actions that, in our [Barr’s and Rosenstein’s] judgment, constitute obstructive conduct, had a nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding, and were done with corrupt intent, each of which, under the Department’s principles of federal prosecution guiding charging decisions, would need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to establish an obstruction-of-justice offense.”

    The Mueller report identifies “NO ACTIONS” that satisfy the elements of an obstruction-of-justice charge. Let that percolate in. NO ACTIONS qualify as obstruction of justice. NONE.
    This is total exoneration by the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General. Glad Barr made Rosey stick around to be a part of the exoneration.

    In any normal situation this would be the end of it. But no, the democrats won’t let go. Watch them self destruct. At some point someone will clue them in that their investigations have the danger of exposing their own players. Watch for that too, the hot-potato drops, abandoned narratives, investigations that die on the vine. “Hey, what ever happened to …?” Look! A chicken! Hah!

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  28. Republicanvet91 says:

    “So when we look at search warrants, subpoenas, and specifically “50 authorized pen registers“, we should note most of them were generally not needed while the Page FISA warrant was active.”

    I suspect they included so many of these other “tools” so as to provide cover for what they were getting through FISA alone.

    Since the teams in both the Hillary “investigation” and Crossfire Hurricane are the same, it would be interesting to see a comparison to the “tools” used in both. Somehow I doubt 50 pen registers, 2800 subpoena’s and 500 witnesses were involved with Hillary’s “investigation”.

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  29. Electra says:

    “Everything from August 2017 through to March 2019 was Robert Mueller and his team trying to prove an obstruction case…”

    In hindsight, it looks like all of the over-the-top prosecutorial misconduct–the early morning raids, the bullying and harassment, the ruinous expenses, etc.–that the Mueller team used against President Trump’s associates was probably an attempt to goad him into actual obstruction.

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  30. concerned3 says:

    Did US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch sign off on the Carter Page warrants under Chapter 36 of Title 50 of the U.S. Code “War and National Defense”, Subchapter 1, Section 1802?

    Chapter 36 of Title 50 of the U.S. Code “War and National Defense”, Subchapter 1, Section 1802, reads as follows: “Notwithstanding any other law, the President, through the Attorney General, may authorize electronic surveillance without a court order.”

    The FISA Court turned down the Obama’s administration’s request to wiretap Trump in 2015.

    All applications to the FISA Court were subsequently signed off on by the US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch.

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    • concerned3 says:

      Think that the US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch signed off on the Carter Page warrants under Chapter 36 of Title 50 of the U.S. Code “War and National Defense”, Subchapter 1, Section 1802? And, that this is reflected in the rubber stamping reported by JUDICIAL WATCH. Note: this action must be pre-approved by the setting President, in this case Obama.

      Remember when “BREAKING: JUDICIAL WATCH BOMBSHELL=> FISA Court Held NO HEARINGS” on Carter Page Warrants that in fact they were rubber stamped by the FISC court on Carter Page?

      The Justice Department admitted in a court filing this week that the FISA court never held hearings on the FISA applications for former Trump advisor Carter Page.

      One FISA warrant and three subsequent FISA renewals on Carter Page were obtained by Obama’s corrupt FBI in order to spy on Trump’s campaign.

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/08/breaking-judicial-watch-bombshell-fisa-court-held-no-hearings-on-carter-page-warrants/

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  31. Larry says:

    As Donald said… We found Gold behind those walls…
    2017 White House renovations:
    https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/a10366986/trump-white-house-renovation-details/

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  32. scarlettbr says:

    Thank you Conservative Treehouse for excellent journalism. Few stood for the rule of law and sought truth in the hysteria. Thank you. For excellent breakdown, and opinions.

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  33. shipley130 says:

    I’m am glad that Lindsey Graham posed the question on national television as to why Donald Trump was never informed that there was a potential foreign espionage operation going on against either him or someone that was “working” with the presidential campaign. The fruit loop probers better start getting their stories straight as to why there was no briefing given to Trump. I won’t believe for a second that our law enforcement/intelligence services really thought that Donald Trump was a spy.

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  34. Anselmo Phil says:

    Best work ever!

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  35. chasmath says:

    Very good overview but isn’t it possible that Trump is using this report as a Trojan Donkey to get his troops within the Walls of the DC Swamp and that’s how he always wanted it? http://www.kotcb.com/2019/03/the-trojan-equus-africanus-asinus-pinata.html

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