Rep. Doug Collins Releases James Baker Transcript Day #1…

Representative Doug Collins has released the transcript from former FBI chief legal counsel James Baker during his first day of testimony to congress on October 3rd, 2018. (full pdf below)

Baker was part of the FBI small group who claimed to be somewhat skeptical of the manner in which the FBI investigation was taking place. James Baker told Congress during his testimony the investigation was “highly unusual.”

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113 Responses to Rep. Doug Collins Releases James Baker Transcript Day #1…

  1. Will J. says:

    The guy who wanted to press charges against Hillary and was shut down by Lynch. This could be interesting.

    Liked by 24 people

    • everywhereguyy says:

      The house of collusion delusion and spygate cards is teetering.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Caius Lowell says:

        I wonder if orange will be the new red for San Fran Nan?

        Liked by 6 people

      • grlangworth says:

        …Maybe it will actually fall one day.

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      • LafnH20 says:

        Seems, Rep. Doug Collins, just might have “more” interesting cards…
        to play in the future.

        Teetering, is correct, everywhereguyy!!

        I would not lay down my strongest card… My Biggest Thunder…
        First!
        There is more to come out. More “Revealed”.

        When President Trump, then Candidate Trump, spoke at numerous rallys saying, “We will take back this Country for You!”..
        🤔
        I often wondered what that would ultimately entail. I believe these SumBitches KNOW Something’s coming. They have never experienced this before… Not Really, imho.
        They’ve always “Did What HAD To Be Done!”
        Did What They Were TOLD!!
        And things worked out just fine in the end. Sure, a few bruised egos..
        Couple/few folks didn’t faire too well… 🤔 C’est la vie. The wheels on the bus kept going round and round.
        As you say, teetering. A lil Wobbly!

        Imho, exits are being eliminated for these folks Daily!!
        They are Betting the “Tried and True Theology” they’ve surrounded themselves with… Surrendered Themselves To…

        Will save the day..
        And, themselves!

        “If that Bastard wins we ALL hang from nooses!”
        -H Clinton

        “We WILL Take Back This Country For You!”
        -Donald J Trump

        LOOK at what The President and his Administration HAVE DONE!

        Against a tireless, relentless, duplicitous, seditious, conspiratorial and cunning foe!!

        🇺🇸🇺🇸MAGA🇺🇸🇺🇸

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        • flyboy46 says:

          May the Hidabeast’s nightmare come true. We need to “refresh the Tree Of Liberty” with a lot of hanging ornaments next Christmas!

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      • zozz1 says:

        The tables have turned…and, as the MSM loved saying at one point (their talking point of the day), “The walls are closing in”…only now, those walls are closing in on the corrupt players in the DOJ/FBI and the others in the Obama administration. More “bombshells ” to come….

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  2. A couple of things—1) why did they redact the names of the 2 male and 2 female FBI lawyers, 2) old Andy Weissman was the cause of morale issues at the FBI and was described by different complainants as brash, abrupt, dismissive and was said to have problems with the way he treated people and his interpersonal skills,

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  3. JTR says:

    GO DOUG! My rep is a wonder, ain’t he?

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  4. Alex M says:

    Criminal Referrals Coming From The House Select Committee on Intelligence On Some Involved In The Mueller Investigation
    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/criminal-referrals-coming-from-the-house-select-committee-on-intelligence-on-some-involved-in-the-mueller-investigation/

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  5. freepetta says:

    Thank You Rep. Collins!

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  6. Dennis says:

    Mr. Meadows. “Why would you take possession of evidence here? Why would you not have said, You know what, Peter Strzok is lead investigator. Let me have him reach out to you?”

    Mr. Baker. “Well, on the one — so, on the one hand, I wasn’t — I don’t remember -”

    Roughly translated, ‘I got nothin’.”

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  7. 335blues says:

    I am waiting to see where someone is asked under oath if they knew that James Comey,
    when he was in college, had referred to himself publicly as a “communist”.
    And if they had ever heard before of a person assuming the role of FBI director
    who was a self-described communist.

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    • De Oppresso Liber says:

      Under the reign of Barry “Ol’ Sparklefarts” Soetero, his pick for head of CIA was ALSO a self-admitted communist, John Brennan. Perhaps, in a just world, the two could share the platform on a gallows, right before they drop into infamy.

      MAGA!

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    • Monticello says:

      Any references? We see a lot on the internet that we would like to believe but without some kind of reference, quote, witness……..

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      • CountryDoc says:

        I agree: References for Brennan converting to muslin, and Comey declaring himself communist. Surely if these things are true, and they were in collusion together, there would be plans, discussions, meetings, phone calls.

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      • 335blues says:

        The previous post in CTH on the book “The red thread” contains the quote I paraphrased, and the reference for it.
        I understand it is an excellent continuation of the author’s first book and I have ordered it.

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    • GGHD says:

      There’s a book recently out about the ‘Red Thread’~ It’s about all the self-proclaimed ‘communists’ in the Justice Department, CIA and FBI. … The book is by a conservative woman with other books and a newspaper column. There’s a number of ‘self proclaimed communists’ including Brennan, Comey and Nellie Ohr.
      The writer said, ‘Even though Russia is no longer a red communist’ State, the communists ideology is still prevalent with some people here in the USA. The author provides names with references.

      I don’t think it’s right to ‘drop links’ on TheLastRefugee site. I watched the author give an hour long talk with an Interviewer on YouTube. The New Internet Media (Including TheLastRefugee) might save the USA and Donald Trump, from the perfidy of the people working against the USA.

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    • PVCDroid says:

      I was stunned to hear all that from the Diana West interviews. With Brennan, Comey, Obama clearly favoring socialist and Marxist communist ideologies, we had a… well I don’t know what you would call it. Something damn bad. What’s worse than treason?

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  8. Bubby says:

    “According to Baker, Rosenstein also floated the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, in addition to wearing a wire against him. Baker claimed Rosenstein had identified two cabinet members who wanted to help him take down the president.” Sean Davis tweet

    I want to know who the two cabinet members that told Rosenstein they would support him on using the 25th Amendment to take down the President and are they still in the Cabinet?

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    • De Oppresso Liber says:

      Just a guess, but it may be that one is Nielsen (removed yesterday) and the other, again just a guess, but I believe either Haspel (CIA) or Chao aka: Mrs. Mitch McConnell (Transportation). Some reports have stated Acosta was an open critic of the president as well, so he could be one of them as well.

      All will be revealed through time. I’m just happy the ball is starting to roll, however slowly, but mass, gravity, and inertia will take care of the rest (The Snowball Effect) 😉

      MAGA!

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    • convert says:

      Wait! Isn’t this big news? I thought Rosen Stein had sworn up and down that the story about him wanting to wear a wire and invoke the 25th amendment was absolutely a lie. But here is Baker backing up the story by McCabe. Wow.

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      • beach lover says:

        It comes out pretty clearly in the deposition, that RR was trying to play it both ways. Baker is saying he had the impression that RR was ‘conflicted” how he was being treated by his fellow workers for writing the letter to fire Comey.

        The implication is Trump forced him to write the letter… which they all then went on to assume this was OBSTRUCTION.. and the beginning of the appointment of Mueller. Rosenstein is a the lynchpin. He offered to wear a wire. Why? Was he gonna try to get the President to say something that they could then use for obstruction? Baker said… “too risky”. Ya think?!

        The appointment of Mueller happened in days.

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    • jx says:

      Two cabinet members!

      We need their names

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    • All Too Much says:

      Baker testified the purpose of the wire was to support the obstruction investigation.
      Twenty-Fifth Amendment was a secondary consideration.

      Mr. Meadows. — get what kind of evidence [with the wiretap]?

      Mr. Baker. Evidence with respect — so I guess — okay. My understanding would be it would be evidence with respect to the President’s obstruction of the FBI’s investigation.

      Mr. Meadows. Into what?

      Mr. Baker. Into Russia.

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      • beach lover says:

        That is the key point I got from it. Obstruction into Russia?? No… this discussion was all centered around the Comey firing.

        Baker’s answer did not make sense with the testimony he was giving before that answer. It was all about how RR was not feeling the love from his fellow workers because he wrote the letter recommending firing Comey. He offered to wear a wire to what? Get Trump to say something like.. thanks for writing that letter, even though you don’t agree with it.

        Obstruction was never about Russia, certainly in the beginning of the Mueller investigation.. it was about the audacity of Trump to fire their leader… from then on it was revenge from the FBI’s standpoint. Of course Brennan had his own monkeys and circus going.. so at some point they joined forces against a common enemy… PDJT.

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  9. montanamel says:

    A “closer look at this 152 pages” should follow later tonight… That data mining should yield some nuggets…. Then, some multiple “over-lays” with others’ statements and textings…..who knows, we might have a game changer or two buried in here…

    At least the “drip-drip” continues…. the ongoing education of some near-brain-dead sheeple means that come Nov/2020 there may be some gleam of hope for this nation. Check-6

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  10. k4jjj says:

    An FBI Director who was an avowed communist? The late J. Edgar Hoover must be rolling over in his tutu.

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  11. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    Interesting that we don’t hear any Democrats crying about these releases!
    They and media act as if they didn’t happen.

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    • Dutchman says:

      SAM-TFL;
      The coupists will be convicted and hung on their own words.
      Their media accomplises will be convicted and hung, on their silence.

      Not just their constsnt drumbeat of “muh russia” and “orange man bad”, but their silence on the coup, on the many scandals of ‘can do no wrong Obama’ administration.

      Actually, we see now just how important the “4th estate”, a ‘free’and vibrant press is, to our democratic republic, because we see what happens in its absence.

      Man, to be able to read a history book, from 20-50 years in the future!

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      • Michaela says:

        Dutchman, the question is will the history books be altered. I sure hope not. Seems they want to delete a lot of history in and up to the present day. I pray we get this under control.

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        • LafnH20 says:

          Makes you wonder if they’ve been able to do so successfully (delete a lot of history in and up to the present day) in the not so distant past.

          “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

          George Santayana

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          • boogywstew says:

            I’m thinking Watergate is not what we’ve been told?

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            • LafnH20 says:

              I don’t think so, either, boogywstew.

              Things, seemed to change after the murder of President Kennedy.
              Once they knew they could assassinate a sitting President and with the help of media… cover it up… imho… They have been on the March.

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            • Watching Carl Bernstein spew his nonsense about PDJT, I’m inclined to think the whole Watergate thing was a complete and total frame. If Bernstein has a single bone in his body (even as big as the ear’s anvil) that has an iota of honest investigative journalism, he would be screaming about Hilliary at the top of his lungs. His silence on Hilliary coupled with his obvious disdain for President Trump should convince even the most die hard skeptic of his complete and utter bias. Blatant. Unredeemable. Despicable. Bias. Prove me wrong Carl. Honestly and with facts. Rep. Doug Collins has released more info in the transcripts of the last two weeks than Mueller and his neutered bulldog (now nothing more than a yapping chihuahua) Weissman could come up with in two years with $30M, 40 FBI agents, 500+ subpoenas and at least 19 pairs of blinders.

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              • spoogels says:

                Carl Bernsteins parents were COMMIES
                Woodward worked/works for the FBI

                Wikileaks exposed Sid Blumenthals email telling Bob Woodward was an FBI asset since his Watergate days…. So too is Bernstein whose parents were Soviet Silvermaster spies who worked with the Rosenbergs before they were put to death. Carl’s mother used to work for fellow communist and First Lady Hillary Clinton answering her letters at the White House.

                Shady Watergate Reporters Target Trump – Center for Security Policy

                https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2018/09/29/shady-watergate-reporters-target-trump/

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        • Austin Holdout says:

          They say history is written by the winners. Let’s make sure Team Trump wins and gets to tell the story. But don’t expect State Boards of Ed around the country to ever allow the truth in public school textbooks.

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        • CountryDoc says:

          History is already being altered that our children and grandchildren learn. Has been for 20 years. Hence the looney behavior of youth at the polls and Nancy’s eagerness to let them vote earlier.

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          • Absolutely true. Common Core put the Socialist/Communist textbooks and teachers on steroids!

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            • spoogels says:

              “Almost seventy years of massive Communist infiltration and propaganda — everywhere — has moved the minds of the whole Western population from individualist thinking to collectivist thinking. Today, it is risky to present facts in any area of Western societies if they don’t coincide with the “Official Map”.

              The three collectivist ideologies National Socialism, Communism and Islam have very much in common. Their common aim is global domination, and many of their choices of methods are also the same. National Socialism lasted for fifteen years, Communism for seventy years, while Islam is thriving after 1400 years on stage.

              In my opinion, Communist propaganda today, especially in Western countries, has facilitated the implementation by Muslims of their eternal aim: a global Caliphate (and I judge the countries behind the former Iron Curtain to have the best ability to defend themselves).”

              https://gatesofvienna.net/2013/11/american-betrayal-a-swedish-perspective/

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              • spoogels says:

                He also say this which is V CONTROVERSIAL-BUT THINK ABOUT IT:

                “Reading American Betrayal, you might get the impression that Harry Hopkins was the evil snake that manipulated Franklin D. Roosevelt. I don’t buy it. Methinks that FDR already had been a full-blooded Communist for many years when he entered the White House. And that he was in a pact with Stalin from Day One in 1933. Hopkins only did what he was told to do by the two “Uncles”. The rest was theatre. For example, I cannot conclude otherwise than that FDR had full knowledge of the famine in the Ukraine and of the Katyn massacre, etc. And that he fully approved of the murdering. To me, this makes sense, and the actions of Hopkins and many others logical. Did FDR ever make one single vital decision that wasn’t in the interest of Stalin and Communism?

                My conclusion: Franklin Delano Roosevelt is the biggest traitor in the history of the United States of America. Furthermore, he was responsible of the “unnecessary” deaths of several hundred thousand American and British soldiers. He was also responsible for the massacre of millions of people behind the Iron Curtain for 45 years. And he knew exactly what he did.”

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    • The Akh says:

      Pretty simple really. They don’t want draw attention to it at all. They can only spin so many plates at once. They already have to many spinning right now.

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    • trapper says:

      Too dangerous to even touch it. So they give us distractions in an attempt to grab our attention and make us expend emotional energy elsewhere. Reparations, lynching laws, green new deals, clown candidates … Look! Over here! Squirrel!

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    • beach lover says:

      Insert graphic of 3 monkeys here… See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

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  12. doofusdawg says:

    Here is a question I would have asked Baker…

    Were you approached by anyone in or associated with the fbi to give an opinion on the legality of the fbi attempting to “dirty up” any members of the Trump campaign, transition team or administration?

    Take it from there lawyers.

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  13. trapper says:

    Interesting order in the past few weeks.. Nellie Ohr, Bill Priestap, James Baker. Someone is telling the story in a very deliberate way. So, who is next? Who would logically be next?

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    • beach lover says:

      They have implied they want McCabe back now that they have more testimony. The picture is becoming clearer by the day.. to us. But, remember these depositions were from last year.. so members have known all this information for quite a while.

      They needed Mueller to finish up. It took Barr appointment to force Mueller’s digging to wrap up. And don’t for one minute forget Rosenstein’s involvement in this!

      Rosenstein will be a rich witness now that they have so much on him. Let’s get him back up there and watch him squirm. Barr should demand his open testimony. He is still an employee of the Department of Justice, afterall.

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  14. TrumpPatriot says:

    The interviews seem to be graduating upwards in fruitful info. Baker stated there were several copies/versions of the Dossier floating around Washington. He was given one copy by David Corn and he was also given a copy by Perkins Coie. All of them BEFORE the election. No coincidence Hillary Clinton began the “Russiagate” nonsense late in the campaign. Also, Baker was. . (is?) under investigation at the time of this interview for leaking to the press.

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  15. loisplane says:

    Perkins Coie is always involved.

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    • dd_sc says:

      Clinton’s have been using them for quite a while, I think. Main purpose is to provide the attorney-client privilege.

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  16. MightyMustardSeed says:

    Now why in the most highly sensitive intelligence operation, involving a Presidential candidate, working as a Russian operative, would copies of ‘evidence’ be ‘floating around’?

    Hillary? Did you ever participate in any democratic process that you did not cheat and steal the outcome?

    As an aside question: Has anyone heard any further releases of Strzok/Page texts from Catherine Herridge?

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  17. Piggy says:

    OK doing a quick scan of the transcripts…

    The FBI is a circus stuffed in a clown car.

    Baker is a joke, leaker, and hack. All his buds work for the DNC or Enemedia.

    As someone who has taken climate surveys and seen responses to climate surveys his response about Weissman is hilarious. For that to even come up there’s probably a multitude of complaints and I bet they’re not polite.

    Comey was and is a disaster. All morale problems in any organization civilian, military, or fed are due to poor leadership.

    Former FBI employees represented by tax dollar paid government lawyers neutralizes any real oversight.

    This is what is called a “goat rope”.

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  18. Moe Grimm says:

    Barr was sworn in 14 Feb. Thus far not as much as a syllable as to when grand juries will be impaneled to receive the massive volume of standing evidence (irrefutable) against obamaclinton. Seated where the available pool of jurors is from other than where Mueller sourced his two (DC and Alexandria) and from MSA’s that voted Ninety-Four percent clinton (94%).

    The ONLY thing I want to hear out of Barr:
    * Indictments. * Convictions. *Sentences to the (M)aximum terms violated statutes prescribe – thus far 12 by my count excluding Mueller, Weissmann, Rhee, Quarles, & Co. violations of U.S. 28 CFR 600.7 CONDUCT AND ACCOUNTABILITY, and 28 CFR 45.2. Both are never even mentioned anymore, yet invalidate everything Mueller et al did. Every. Single. Thing. READ the statute.

    Some here seem convinced this will come to fruition from Barr who has history with ‘Bob” and “Rod” let alone he defended pro bono the murderer of Randy Weaver’s wife. I’m not going through here again. Find the facts yourself. I have zero confidence in Barr. Zero confidence in Graham. Zero confidence in that Mega Cuck Richard Burr from N.C. who seems busy helping his dominatrix Mark Warner ready his re-election bid. And I STILL want to know (NAMES) of who Evelyn Farkas’ “friends on the Hill” are. The time for cheap useless conversation has come, and gone – a long time ago at that. If this goes unpunished we’re one step closer to things getting kinetic. I don’t know where the rest of you live, but my people here in the So. Plains are seething. And they’re not the Starbucks set.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      From today…

      “Barr forms team to probe FBI actions in Russia investigation: report”

      https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/438154-barr-forms-team-to-probe-fbi-actions-in-russia-investigation-report

      ““I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016,” he said.”

      Nunes issuing referrals RSN. Do we think Barr will just ignore them like the previous DOJ crew (Sessions, Rosenstein, whoever)? Or are these thing just so happening to line up with today’s disclosure?

      There’s also OIG report to factor in:

      “The attorney general said during his testimony that he expects the internal inspector general review to be completed by May or June.”

      So now Barr will have his own team assemblage, Nunes referrals, and OIG FISA abuse assessment. There are complicated moving parts here, and they all need to play together as one mechanism. Other than that… we’ll have to wait and see. So far, crossing finger, cautiously optimistic and all that.

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    • Agree to the max on Graham and Burr. And I would back Graham wwwaaaaayyyyy before Burr. He needs to be primaried or shown the writing on the wall (keep your a$$ out of Congress).
      Jury still out on Barr. If he truly believes in the DoJ as an institution, he must try to clean out the $hit and transform policies so this $hit NEVER happens again. Guess we’ll know in a couple of months whether he’s for the Deep State or the United States. Dems on the committee today made no bones about portraying Barr as a Trump lackey with no morals. They had no basis for the charges but that didn’t slow any of them down.

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  19. All Too Much says:

    Baker. pg.55

    Well, the FBI is responsible for protecting everybody in this country. Period, full stop. And we do that, without regard to who they are or what their political background is or anything else. If they believe they have evidence of a crime or believe they have been a victim of a crime, we will do what we can within our lawful authorities to protect them.

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  20. LBB says:

    Just started reading transcript. Pg 16
    Baker worked with Comey twice before. Once at Bridgewater Assoc & Comey was his boss. 60 Minutes just happened to have a segment with the founder Ray Dallo and were allowed into the complex . Could be where Comey gets some of his oddity, or vice versa. : )

    Snip from Wiki on Bridgewater.

    “The company has been likened to a cult,[32] but Dalio denies that and insists that the firm is a dedicated “community”.[7] An article in the New Yorker by John Cassidy says that “the word cult clearly has connotations that don’t apply to an enterprise staffed by highly paid employees who can quit at any moment.” Cassidy says the company is located away from other financial institutions and headed by a “strong-willed leader” and that employees use a “unique vocabulary”.[32] One client, Bob Jacksha, chief executive officer of the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, said of the firm: “Every investment manager has its own culture [and] some are more unique than others.”[33]”

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    • LBB says:

      What Baker is describing with his relationship with Comey, is exactly what Dallo said is expected from all the employees. No gossiping, direct communication bad or good.

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  21. NJF says:

    Oops

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    • Mr. Morris says:

      Love the sarcasm, “David Corn graciously responded” . David Corn wants to correct the record 3 years after the public is given Jim Baker’s testimony. Is it a crime for a reporter, in this case David Corn, to repeatedly lie to the public about the timing of his involvement with the Steele Dossier? Could David Corn have a date with the hoosegow?

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Oh…
        please,
        please,
        pretty please,
        pretty please with gumdrops make it be so!!!

        Corn’s a perennial fave rave on
        my hate parade. Him and John
        (Did I ever tell you I was in Selma?) Lewis.

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  22. PVCDroid says:

    I spent the past hour reading most of the transcript. He was all on board that they were scared to death Trump was truly a Russian asset. Pfft. So he was lying trying to maintain the “No Bias” narrative that they had told the I.G. Yea, right.

    I want that first IG report rescinded. It’s plain as day they were biased. How the hell will Horowitz reconcile his next FISA report with the first and continue to say no bias? It’s impossible imo.

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    • LBB says:

      The Dem side kept asking Baker did anyone ask you to do this or that for “political purposes” . I doubt someone worded it that way. Hey Bill, I want to investigate Trump for political purposes.

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    • Rynn69 says:

      This is clearly the tact these coup conspirators are going to try and play — their concern Trump was really a Russian agent. Bosh. How does it explain the damning text messages leading up to the investigation bear out other motives? The leaking and involvement of MEDIA. Not to mention the probable fraud on the FISC related to the providence of the “dossier”, the Congressional perjury of certain conspirators, the illegal unmasking, etc. IMHO, not going to work…

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      • Zorro says:

        It’s not going to work because there were so many things that the relatively unknown candidate Obama could have been investigated for but wasn’t. Victor Davis Hanson has documented this.

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        • TwoLaine says:

          Yes, they all covered it up. That’s how they roll. It’s all a YUGE COVERUP, from the get go.

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          • PVCDroid says:

            This must show that I’m brainwashed I guess. I vividly recall that the report said no bias in the summary but now that I do a search, it’s not crystal clear per Kimberly Strassel back then
            https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/06/decoding_the_horowitz_report_on_bias.html

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            • TwoLaine says:

              Sundance has done a number of articles on what happens to Hortowitz’s reports before we see them. Trust me, he did not say there was no bias, and most importantly, he made it clear that they did not let him even see everything he needed to see. They made his life difficult. He pulled date out of phones and systems that they couldn’t supposedly get.

              They are sanitized by the people who don’t want us to know their sources are filthy, and specifically that their methods are corrupt and dirty. An evil group of people who are unelected by the people and think they are in charge of thew gubt.

              We will see with these next few reports under Bill Barr whether or not the sanitizing continues.

              BTW, Sundance said there should have been a special counsel to look into just the malfeasance contained in that last report, it was that bad.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Horowitz did not say no bias. FAR from it.

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  23. All Too Much says:

    The discussion about the Woods file, the file with the actual evidence, exculpatory information, and source credibility, at pages roughly 115 then into the 120s, at least is remarkable. I was/am reading Baker’s testimony about the Woods file and had to get some frustration out before finishing the reading.

    No one reads the Woods file. Somewhere, CTH or elsewhere, there is a information in the midst of which you learn that the people who signed the Cohen warrant application did not read the Woods file. The discussion included the fact that the Woods file is written by a field agent, the agent is then out of the case. After that, is seems, and I have run across nothing suggesting otherwise, no one cares about the Woods file.

    Those no ones seem to include at least one FISA court judge.

    From Sundance, quoting Sharyl Attkinson, a year or so ago

    “There’s no dispute that at least some, if not a great deal, of information in the anti-Trump “Steele dossier” was unverified or false. Former FBI director James Comey testified as much himself before a Senate committee in June 2017. Comey repeatedly referred to “salacious” and “unverified” material in the dossier, which turned out to be paid political opposition research against Donald Trump funded first by Republicans, then by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

    Presentation of any such unverified material to the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to justify a wiretap would appear to violate crucial procedural rules, called “Woods Procedures,” designed to protect U.S. citizens.”

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/04/exceptional-work-by-sharyl-attkisson-did-fbi-violate-woods-procedures/

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  24. All Too Much says:

    Mr. Jordan. Do you think it is important that the judge in the FISA court know who paid for the dossier, that information should have been made clear to the judge of the FISA court?

    Mr. Baker. So I remember that in the — I am not able to give you a clean answer on that. I can — the Court needs to be apprised, absolutely needs to be apprised of all the material facts. And so I believe that we put language — again, I haven’t read it in a long time, I believe we put language in the application to try to alert the Court to the fact that there were a range of issues with respect to the providence of this information and the relationship that we had with respect to Mr. Simpson and his credibility.

    pg. 126-127

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  25. All Too Much says:

    pg 128

    Mr. Baker. I was aware of the McCabe memos, but I don’t recall ever reading them.

    Mr. Meadows. Were you in the meeting when deputy AG Rod Rosenstein suggested to wire tap or record the President of the United States as has been recently reported allegedly in the McCabe memos?

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

    Mr. Meadows. And how did you hear about those meetings?

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

    […]

    Mr. Meadows. So Andy and Lisa came to you and said the DAG is suggesting that we tape the President of the United States?

    Mr. Baker. What they told — I can’t remember specifically who told me. It was I believe to the best of my recollection it was some combination of them that they told me that there had been a conversation with the DAG about the idea of the DAG wearing a wire into a conversation or conversations with the President.

    Mr. Meadows. Did they take that seriously?

    Mr. Baker. Yes.

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    • All Too Much says:

      Mr. Meadows. — get what kind of evidence [with the wiretap]?

      Mr. Baker. Evidence with respect — so I guess — okay. My understanding would be it would be evidence with respect to the President’s obstruction of the FBI’s investigation.

      Mr. Meadows. Into what? Mr. Baker. Into Russia.

      ==They were trying to create evidence of obstruction; Trump/Rosenstien/Mueller
      White House meeting the day before Rosenstein announced Mueller’s appointment was the same thing.=

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  26. All Too Much says:

    From the FISA application. Confidential source No. Is Steele per Baker:

    “And then there is a footnote, footnote 8, that references down to the page, and I believe that is the footnote you just referenced about, you know, going on for at least a page. And in that footnote it says, “Source #1’s reporting has been corroborated and used in criminal proceedings and the FBI assesses Source #1 to be reliable.”

    […]

    “Source #1 has been compensated,” redacted, “by the FBI and the FBI is unaware of any derogatory information pertaining to Source #1.” So if I am reading this correctly, there was no derogatory information found by the FBI regarding Source #1 in this case, is that consistent with your understanding?

    Q:…So the people according to the normal procedures of FISA, the information they had in hand there was no such derogatory information?

    A: There shouldn’t have been, right, because I believe they would not try to file a false statement with a FISA court under any circumstances knowingly. No one would.

    147-end

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  27. Truthfilter says:

    Page 30-31

    Immediately after finding out about the Strzok Page texts, Baker forms a “review team” separate from the IG Investigation but working “to the side” of them. The IG approved. “As an institution, we had to get ahead of this….”

    Anyone remember how disappointed we all were with that IG report?

    If I’m ever investigated for a crime, I’m going form my own investigative team to work alongside the cops.

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  28. Genie says:

    Levin, Baker’s attorney at the interview, continually prevents Baker from answering Republican questions about leaks or leaking because of an ongoing investigation. Democrat Congressman Raskin enters the meeting about an hour late and asks (page 60):
    Mr. Raskin. Did the investigation ever leak?
    Mr. Baker. I don’t think so.
    Levin says nothing.

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  29. spoogels says:

    William Barr Is the Democrats’ Worst Nightmare

    “Though they were excruciatingly obnoxious to William Barr at Tuesday’s House Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Democrats would be well-advised to lay off the attorney general, maybe even treat him with kid gloves, because he holds a good deal of the future of their party in his hands. In fact, he is positioned to make that party bleed as perhaps no one in history. And it only makes it worse that he is clearly such a straight shooter.

    The big story from Barr’s testimony then before the subcommittee was not that the AG plans to release a redacted version of the Mueller report within a week or even that those redactions will be color-coded four ways and annotated to explain the reasons for the edits. Or that Democrats like Nita Lowey whined about transparency with all the hypocrisy only a politician can muster. This is all pro forma and predictable.

    The big story was the affirmative answer he gave to a question about whether he was planning to investigate the provenance of the Russia probe itself. That would, of course, include the FISA court scandal and the Steele dossier, not to mention strange–let’s call them spooky– occurrences in the UK well before the election. Barr noted he also would look at the eight criminal referrals of DOJ personnel and others coming from Devin Nunes. He further noted we could expect the inspector general’s report on these matters in May or June. He was filled with such news, much of it spontaneously given. Perhaps even John Huber will surface.”

    Read the rest:
    https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/william-barr-is-the-democrats-worst-nightmare/

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  30. BarneyRubble says:

    Comey’s Higher Loyalty is to the British Crown. Communism is a cover for loyalty to the Queen of England. Karl Marx Ghostwrote for British intelligence.

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