Robert Mueller Interviewed President Trump Six Days After Criminal “Obstruction” Investigation Began…

Now that people are starting to absorb the intent and motivations of the Special Counsel investigation, it’s worth remembering Robert Mueller interviewed President Donald Trump six days after the FBI launched a criminal “obstruction of justice” investigation, and ten months after the FBI launched the counterintelligence investigation….

..The May 16, 2017, Mueller meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office.

The Mueller Report shows there never was a Trump Russia-Collusion-Conspiracy case to begin with; and with the report showing how most of Mueller’s investigative time was spent gathering evidence for an ‘obstruction case’; and with new revelations from Andrew McCabe, John Dowd and Mueller officials overlayed on the previous Strzok/Page texts; we can now clearly reconcile the May 16th, 2017, meeting between President Trump, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller.  Here’s how…

FBI Director James Comey was fired on Tuesday May 9th, 2017. According to his own admissions (NBC and CBS), Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe immediately began a criminal ‘obstruction’ investigation the next day, Wednesday May 10th; and he immediately enlisted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

These McCabe statements line up with with text message conversations between FBI lawyer Lisa Page and FBI agent Peter Strzok – (same dates 5/9 and 5/10):

(text message link)

It now appears that important redaction is “POTUS” or “TRUMP”.  [Yes, this is evidence that some unknown DOJ officials redacted information from these texts that would have pointed directly to the intents of the DOJ and FBI. [WARNING: Don’t get hung on it.]

The next day, Thursday May 11th, 2017, Andrew McCabe testifies to congress. With the Comey firing fresh in the headlines, Senator Marco Rubio asked McCabe: “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?”

McCabe responded: “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.”

However, again referencing his own admissions, on Friday May 12th McCabe met with DAG Rod Rosenstein to discuss the issues, referencing the criminal ‘obstruction’ case McCabe had opened just two days before.  According to McCabe:

… “[Rosenstein] asked for my thoughts about whether we needed a special counsel to oversee the Russia case. I said I thought it would help the investigation’s credibility. Later that day, I went to see Rosenstein again. This is the gist of what I said: I feel strongly that the investigation would be best served by having a special counsel.” (link)

Recap: Tuesday-Comey Fired; Wednesday-McCabe starts criminal ‘obstruction’ case; Thursday-McCabe testifies to congress “no effort to impede”; Friday-McCabe and Rosenstein discuss Special Counsel.

After the weekend, Monday May 15th, McCabe states he and Rosenstein conferred again about the Special Counsel approach. McCabe: “I brought the matter up with him again after the weekend.”

Now, overlaying what we know now that we did not know in 2018, to include the John Dowd interview and McCabe admissions, a very clear picture emerges.

On Tuesday May 16th, Rod Rosenstein takes Robert Mueller to the White House to talk with the target of the ‘obstruction’ criminal investigation, Donald Trump, under the ruse of bringing Mueller in for a meeting about becoming FBI Director.

Knowing McCabe launched a criminal obstruction investigation six days earlier (May 10th); and knowing Mueller was ineligible for the position of FBI Director; this “meeting” looks entirely different.  This meeting looks like an opportunity to gather evidence for the obstruction case.

Heck, perhaps this meeting was even recorded as part of the FBI investigation.

Remember the Rosenstein ‘wear a wire‘ debates?  Well, did Rosenstein need to actually wear a wire, or did soon-to-be appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller just carry the recording device into an undercover deposition?…  Consider:

WASHINGTON – Andrew McCabe, the disgraced former acting FBI director, reveals in his new book that Robert Mueller temporarily left his cell phone behind after a meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office and that the phone “later had to be retrieved.”

McCabe did not explain why he included the detail in his book.

McCabe says that Mueller left the phone behind after Trump had interviewed Mueller as a potential candidate to replace James Comey as FBI director. The interview reportedly took place in the Oval Office just one day before Mueller had been appointed special counsel in the so-called Russia collusion case. (more)

Oh, I think I know why McCabe included the detail in his book… leverage.

In combination with the ‘wear a wire’ comments, McCabe’s stealth book note is a shot across the bow to Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller. Only the insider ‘small group’ would understand what McCabe is threatening. It’s a get out of jail free card that McCabe played to escape the clutches of the 2018 DC criminal referral.  And it looks like it worked.

This would explain why DC U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu dropped the case against McCabe?

I digress… but can you see how obvious this is?

The next day, Wednesday May 17th, 2017, Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe go to brief the congressional “Gang-of-Eight”: Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, ¹Devin Nunes, Adam Schiff, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Richard Burr and Mark Warner.

… […] “On the afternoon of May 17, Rosenstein and I sat at the end of a long conference table in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol. We were there to brief the so-called Gang of Eight—the majority and minority leaders of the House and Senate and the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. Rosenstein had, I knew, made a decision to appoint a special counsel in the Russia case.”

[…] “After reminding the committee of how the investigation began, I told them of additional steps we had taken. Then Rod took over and announced that he had appointed a special counsel to pursue the Russia investigation, and that the special counsel was Robert Mueller.” (link)

Immediately following this May 17, 2017, Go8 briefing, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein notified the public of the special counsel appointment.

According to President Trump’s Attorney John Dowd, the White House was stunned by the decision. [Link] Coincidentally, AG Jeff Sessions was in the oval office for unrelated business when White House counsel Don McGahn came in and informed the group.  Jeff Sessions immediately offered his resignation, and Sessions’ chief-of-staff Jody Hunt went back to the Main Justice office to ask Rosenstein what the hell was going on.

Now, with hindsight and full understanding of exactly what the purposes and intents were for Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to bring Robert Mueller to the White House, revisit this video from June 2017:

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The DOJ (Rosenstein) and FBI (McCabe) activity in coordination with the Robert Mueller team was always about the obstruction case from day one; heck, from even before Robert Mueller was appointed.

The totality of all primary effort has always been to protect the ruse of the Russia investigation by throwing out nonsense Russian indictments and keeping Manafort, Flynn and Papadopoulos (the original spygate targets) under control…. while the focus was on building the obstruction case against President Trump. Remember what FBI Agent Peter Strzok said:

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

(Text Message Link – See Page #459, March 19th, 2017)

It could not be any more clear than it is today.

Mueller’s investigative ‘small group’ were the people inside Main Justice (DOJ) and FBI headquarters who redacted the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages, and removed messages and communication antithetical to their goals.

As Devin Nunes outlined recently the Mueller team also kept key documents and information away from congress; stalled any effort to expose the unlawful aspects of “SpyGate’ and the fraudulent foundation behind the Carter Page FISA application; and undermined any adverse discoveries in the leak investigations (James Wolfe) writ large.

This investigative small group didn’t change when Mueller arrived, they just retooled the focus of their effort based on new leadership and new objectives. Those who created the Trump-Russia collusion/conspiracy case of 2016, evolved into creating the Trump obstructing justice case of 2017, 2018 and 2019.

(Proclamation from Comey Memo Court Filing)

Everything Mueller and Rosenstein were doing in late 2017 and throughout 2018 was intended to drag-out the Russia conspiracy narrative as long as possible, even though there was no actual Trump-Russia investigation taking place.

It was always the “obstruction” investigation that could lead to the desired result by Mueller’s team of taking down President Trump through evidence that would help Pelosi and Nadler achieve impeachment .  The “obstruction case” was the entirety of the case they were trying to make from May 2017 through to March 2019.

[¹] Now we know why House Speaker Paul Ryan moved to sideline Devin Nunes under the cloud of an ethics investigation.

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510 Responses to Robert Mueller Interviewed President Trump Six Days After Criminal “Obstruction” Investigation Began…

  1. Disgustingly DASTARDLY.

    Fry em ALL.

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      I am all for Guillotines – just am!

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      • Hey, what was good for Mary, Queen of Scots and also King Charles I…

        Should be good enough for these elites, yes?

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        • Patrick healy says:

          So Angelle, you feel like executing some more Catholics?
          Seeing as so many of that “team Muller” are of the Jewish faith I suggest you rethink.
          My question about this treason is :- What now?
          It would be great if on this Good Friday we could see some justice being done.

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          • Patrick.

            No. I think you read something into my comment that is not there. Please don’t take this too seriously. Please read my comments further down thread to get the spirit of where I stand in heart about the issues of retribution for the cabal that and who tried to overthrow PDJT

            Religion has absolutely nothing to do with my comment.

            If I remember correctly, one of the 2 persons I mentioned was Protestant….that being King Charles I.

            As far as Mary, Queen of Scots…please keep in mind that after a rather lengthy prison term, she was beheaded for her complicity in a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth I.

            We know nobody is going to realisticall be beheaded. My point was to make a comparison of elites. So I guess some Protestant could reply me here and say the same thing.

            But if you will read my comments below, you’ll see my rather more realistic, down to earth outlook in which I agree with Gunny66. Perhaps you overthought this?

            Patrick, I respect you on here and have no quarrel with you, but please do reevaluate your take on my comment and you’ll see that it was high position and elitism, not religion that I considered.

            I don’t care what religion any of the members of the cabal and Deep State are. They are complicit in a great, wicked effort to overthrow and overturn this Presidency.

            People from all religions have been complicit in the overthrow of somebody, somewhere in History.s

            After all, Jew plotted to overthrow and have Jesus Christ killed. And they used the Roman Gentiles to help them get that done.

            Shalom and best,
            A

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          • Patrick………….follow up:

            “My question about this treason is :- What now?”

            That’s the quintessential question right now. We don’t know much of what Barr may or may not be doing behind the scenes. We hope for much. We’ll see.

            A couple of quotes come to mind about the mills of God:

            ***From Plutarch: “Thus, I do not see what use there is in those mills of the gods said to grind so late as to render punishment hard to be recognized, and to make wickedness fearless.” He’s got a point, or so it seems sometimes.

            (Well, we believe in only one God and Father and Lord Jesus Christ, but still, he’s kind of got a point about what happens if it takes too long to bring about real justice and truth.)

            ***From the Sibylline Oracles: “…but the divine mill will at last grind the flour.”

            ***From George Herbert’s Jacula Prudentum: “God’s mill grinds slow but sure.”

            *Last but not least, from Freidrich von Logau’s Sinngedichte translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his work Retribution in Poetic Aphorisms:

            –Though the mills of God grind slowly; Yet they grind exceeding small;
            –Though with patience He stands waiting, With exactness grinds He all.”

            Of course, none of us want to wait one more single day to see some real, hard hitting justice and payback retribution against said treason. But in all reality, it is going to be a slow grind. I’ll be honest, I’m going to be one of those who pray for God to kinda hurry this thing up if you know what I mean.

            Just sayin’

            Peace

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            • Patrick healy says:

              Angelle ( or is that my guardian Angel?)
              Thank you for your lengthy and eloquent replies.
              Of course we will not fall out over religion, especially seeing the consequences of what the First Good Friday brought to the world.
              Yes like most on here I have not great hopes that the perpetrators of these heinous injustices to your great president will ever be justly tried and punished in this life.
              Over on this side of the pond we have conniving corrupt public servants who can ride roughshod over us menials with no fear of retribution. I think you know the names of some of them who spied on your President and his staff.
              So yes all we can do is hope and pray for justice.
              A few lines from my favourite poet WB Yates
              ‘ The blood -dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
              The ceremony of innocence is drowned
              The best lack all conviction, while the worst
              Are full of passionate intensity’
              Peace.

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              • Good Friday to you, Patrick!

                Well, about the guardian angel, I’m a bit mortal for that, but I believe the Lord does kindly bless people at times to represent that concept and be brother and sister guardians in the Body of Jesus Christ for each other. So I’ll go with that.

                And yes, there will be no falling out over religion. But I knew that would never happen between us on here. I’ve read enough of your posts to know the caliber of your thought and intent of heart.

                Sometimes, and I have been as guilty as the rest, we just simply misunderstand the other party. It’s easy to do. And you know, there is no crime in that. After all, we are mortal flesh and blood, limited and just can’t and won’t get everything right and perfect all the time. In my own imperfection, I really don’t know that I would want to know anybody who was perfect, excepting God and Jesus Christ of course.

                When I typed out my 2 replies to you, I had a very positive heart and outlook towards you. I felt no really negative incoming from you. I trust the Holy Spirit to help me discern about people, conversations and issues so that I can sit back, take a breath and respond in the way the Lord would want me to. Approach kindly, meekly and in humility when the situation calls for it. One solidifies and strengthens friendships by doing that. I really appreciate your reply here. It’s just what I would have expected from you. It means a lot.

                Anyway, yeah, you guys across the pond have your scoundrels like we do. The UK, Australia and New Zealand did not do good by us. (But confessing, the we have not always done well by others at times.)

                We’ll just have to wait and see if any kind of justice and legal retribution can be accomplished sooner or later. I swing back and forth between cautious optimism and doubt. I don’t want to get blown away by another huge tick tock, but on the other hand, I try to have some faith (with prayer) that the unseen power of God might move and shake some things and powers because this whole Spy-gate thing has been extremely damaging and divisive to our nation, our rule of law, justice, truth and liberty.

                I opine that America has come to a great crucible, a ganglion of sorts in our nation’s future. Much may hinge on how all this works out. One half of the nation is at the throats of the other half of the nation. We can’t keep on going this way without ending up at war with ourselves again. It would be ugly. I pray for God’s intervention. I pray for Him to give some people wisdom to understand the times and to know what to do….like it is written about the men of the tribe of Issachar in the Old Testament. I CHRONICLES 12:32

                I too, appreciate WB Yeats. The words you quote are words to consider today. Two of my absolute favorites are Rudyard Kipling and John Milton. I wrote a piece called A LETTER TO RUDYARD KIPLING. I actually posted two parts of it here about a couple of months ago. I am going to try to get it on my WP blog so Treepers can read the whole thing.

                I’ll leave you with this excerpt from John Milton’s poem, ON TIME, fitting, considering so great an Eternal Gift of Jesus Christ that God our Father gave us:

                “Then long Eternity shall greet our bliss
                With an individual kiss;
                And Joy shall overtake us as a flood,
                When every thing that is sincerely good
                And perfectly divine,
                With Truth, and Peace, and Love shall ever shine
                About the supreme Throne
                Of him, t’whose happy-making sight alone,
                When once our heav’nly-guided soul shall clime,
                Then all this Earthy grossness quit,
                Attir’d with Stars, we shall for ever sit,
                Triumphing over Death, and Chance, and thee O Time.

                Patrick, Good Friday to you and a blessed Passover weekend. (I prefer the correct translation of the Greek word pascha which is translated as such about 28 times rather than the word Easter which was an incorrect translation in Acts 12:4)

                Shalom, yours and best
                Angelle

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      • InAz says:

        I’m for “draw and quarter”, in public.
        Guillotine is too good for what these evil vile Stalinists have done.

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        • For people familiar with “draw and quarter”…wow! yeah, that’s far uglier, gory, but very effective to put the fear of God in whoever. Sure would make one think twice!

          Having said that, the guillotine is not always so simple. It didn’t go well for Mary, Queen of Scots. It wasn’t as simple as one clean blow.

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          • todayistheday99 says:

            Better yet, scaphism:

            “as if the bugs eating them alive weren’t enough, there was also the severe diarrhea that left them feeling weak and dehydrated. This horrifying symptom was the intended consequence of their enforced milk-and-honey diet. The more they were fed this mixture, the more they would defecate inside the boats, but also, the longer they stayed alive. This point, precisely, was the cruelest yet most effective aspect of scaphism: the victims couldn’t die from the diarrhea-induced dehydration because they were fed milk and honey every day. As a result, the victims could survive for days and even weeks in a small hell of bugs, feces, milk, and honey.”

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            • Historically reviewing old accounts of all the horrifying things done to punish people, one has many options to consider.

              Having said that, in reflection, please read and consider Gunny66’s reply to me down thread.

              He makes a good point.

              Yeah, it’s not as satisfying to our imaginations of gross bodily torture, suffering and whatever (which we all know that kind of thing is not going to realistically happen anyway) but his suggestion is a good one.

              The perps would be stripped of everything in their whole lives, humiliated, shamed, disgraced and jailed before the whole world. I could and would be satisfied with that kind of equal retribution. It’s realistic. After all, when their lives are over here on Earth, they will most likely end up in the worst case scenario forever.

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              • InAz says:

                @ Angelle

                Agreed.
                (Pipe dreams are nice though. )
                In my opinion, too many of these type of people (especially dictators) are protected, and the peasants are punished, so wanting to see them suffer is natural.

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                • That’s a point too. Cold anger does blow up at times.

                  Still, we have to keep a calm and collective state of mind, something the left and progs have not a clue about. If they did, they wouldn’t behave like the animals and wild dogs they are showing themselves to be. Think Antifa, etc.

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            • tuskyou says:

              That’s a new one for me. I learn so much by reading here. Last suggestion I wasn’t familiar with (and had to look up) was keelhauling.

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        • montanamel says:

          Many good and fitting ideas in here….
          How about good ‘ol KEEL HAULING ???…
          We only need to find an old scow with lots of barnacles and a wide beam….
          I would add – anchor her up well offshore, where the blood scent can do the most good in attracting needy sea critters…. Sharks have to eat too, eh?…

          For real…
          I’m loving this millions into DC on July 4th… ARMED TO THE HILT…
          The best way to go I’m thinking is just “SIT DOWN” and stay there…
          Come work days…we still sit…. we’ll need logistics – for food/water and shitters…
          Any crap from the rent-a-cop crowd, we can just glue ’em to the streets…

          AND:
          Some coordination with folks “back home” could do some local good…
          Arrange for a few hundred to appear at every Dimm congress critter’s home.
          I doubt they’ll stay in DC once they get wind that we’re coming to town in force.

          Check-6

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          • rrick says:

            NO! The fourth of July is not a day of retribution. And it will seem like a run-of-the-mill protest. Besides, Congress is not in session on that date.

            My purpose for wanting Congress in session is so they actually feel fear…a fear born of a growing resentment that they cannot control.

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            • CHenie says:

              rrick-you’re correct. But forget about it. The soft landing began yesterday and by the time the plane it’s hits the landing strip, most people will just be glad it’s over. No arrests-no justice.

              Standing by to be called a “Negative Nellie” and scolded for not being “positive”

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              • CHenie:

                Well I’m certainly not going to call you anything or put a label on you.

                CTH is a place of various thought, interpretation of the day’s events, feelings about things, intriguing discussion…it’s why we come here. We get all that here better than about 99.9% of other sites. We all agree on a majority of issues here. We disagree sometimes, but get along as we are all here to engage the process, discuss things and develop deeper thought.

                I hold out a little hope, but am cautious because we have been beat down by so many tic tocs for a looooong time. It’s pain we’ve been through and don’t want to go through it one more time, especially this time! Yet I believe God Almighty, the Judge over and above all judges, will conduct His perfect will on earth as it is in Heaven. I accept that whether that higher will aligns with my hopes and will or not.

                God is higher. We are lower. He is God the Creator. We are flesh that He created. In Isaiah it is written that His ways are higher than our ways as the heavens are above the earth. I simply accept that. But I do believe He desires our holy faith and wants us physically, mentally and spiritually active in engaging the whole process of life, even government. He works through people. So if we engage, we make ourselves available for Him to work through for the benefit of others…and the benefit of our nation.

                You have expressed your opinion and feelings here. Nobody can label you or knock you for that. This is a site we come to to express thoughts with the hope of not getting smacked for that.

                We all have our imperfections and lack of one thing or the other. We’re mortal. But the CTH is a pretty good place to come to for some repose, careful thought, a lot of great material that SD puts out like a machine gun every day, and just good, sometimes fun camaraderie.

                Shalom

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          • Cam Heck says:

            The fourth of July is too late. NOW is the time!

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      • MightyMustardSeed says:

        Lotbusy – So this explains RR’s face today!

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      • mike says:

        Don’t forget forfeiture house, savings, retirement, etc – *every* f’g cent for Treason.

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    • BKR

      “Disgustingly DASTARDLY.”

      You are being waaaay too nice and kind with these words.

      I know, I know, we have to watch our language here. But still, your head was probably thinking of some words you would have REALLY liked to use. Correct me if I’m wrong. 😉

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      • ILOT says:

        Certainly seems they knew the claims on carter page were false and they knew that early on, yet used it to get FISA warrants. They also knew the Dossier was BS, and they knew that early on. So given that, can a case be made for dragging this out to impact the 2018 mid terms in order to get a friendly Congress to work toward impeachment? Is it possible to build the case this small circle meddled and interfered with our elections?

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        • I opine that the answer to both of your questions would be, at least should be, a resounding yes.

          The possibility of building that case and subsequent success of it would really depend on the diligence and hunger of Barr and others on our side of things. Do Barr and others want to go that deep? Are they hungry enough for full-spectrum justice? Those are questions I cannot factually answer right now. Again, it’s a wait and see thing.

          Personally, I think that realm of thought should come into play. The delay, delay, delay of things certainly gave the other side ammo to work with in the meantime.

          Yours is an insightful questioning and wondering.

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        • Rileytrips says:

          ILOT, also, could a case be made that this non stop smear campaign caused the NKorea nuclear negotiations and the China trade/intellectual property negotiations to fizzle because they made our President appear weak – maybe about to be eliminated? AND have caused a Congress to keep our border open, flooding our country with historic numbers of illegals, drugs, slaves, disease, criminals, etc…., because the one thing they have been united on is NOT compromising or working with a tainted President?!

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          • All roads lead to the Obama White House, the Clintons, and Chairman Xi, all of whom made common cause to ’86 Donald Trump. Before being confronted with Trump, Demonic Rats historically had been able to manipulate and stage manage every other “Constitutional Crisis” between the Executive and Legislative branches, and illusory “two parties,” to their advantage.

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        • MightyMustardSeed says:

          Ilot — The fatal countenance of RR shows that it has already begun for him. His was a forced appearance, present, but without his participation, and devoid of any control.

          Barr made reference that Mueller and Rosenstein’s work was done FOR him.

          RR stood there, physically arrested. The haughty charm is gone! His dominion is now in the no-way-out realm, with the dead man walking.

          Exposure has already occurred! Even before February 14, the wheel had turned. Someone posted earlier that Barr does not suffer fools.

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          • Best description of the RR appearance I’ve seen.
            Nicely done, Mighty!

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          • Hutzpa says:

            He was also signalling with his body language to his cohorts that the war is lost. They have it all and are coming. Run while you can.

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          • farmerren says:

            Good comment MMS. Now, can’t help from thinking of the people back ‘at the office’ paying more attention to RR than our AG Barr. They are watching him and he knows it.
            And I do hope some serious intraoffice shaming is beamed in his direction. RR had to stand there and take it. Wow, Barr is brutal and lovely.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Ya know we can talk ad hoc about taking off their heads and such….and I am with ya………. but their is something far worse than that…..especially for these idiots

        Do the same thing they did to Gen Flynn and Roger Stone….

        Take their money……Take everything….the only thing they cherish…..

        Take their money, their houses…..their vacation homes……take it all..

        Screw em

        Show them in handcuffs…..with their wives in their pajamas at 4AM

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      • That’s where “FRY” comes in.

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  2. “Fourth, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment. The evidence we obtained about the President’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” –Mueller Report

    _______________________

    Paraphrasing…

    “While we cannot prove beyond a reasonable shadow of a doubt that you committed this murder, we can’t offer you exoneration either as that would imply you are innocent. Instead we are undoing centuries of jurisprudence and releasing you back into the community under a permanent cloud of indeterminancy i.e. you are neither guilty nor innocent.”

    So much for innocent until proven guilty. Is this the Salem Witch Trials? We know you’re a witch. Bear with us while the devise the appropriate test.

    I thought we had a binary system. What’s with this new third category, exonerated? TDS has minted an entirely new judicial approach. Yet more evidence that, in the eyes of the Dems, Trump is G-d walking in our midst. He’ll be parting water next.

    Mueller is such a sad sack. He turned out to be Weissmann’s gray-haired b*tch. Maybe the Uranium One samples he carted over to Moscow fried his brain.

    If there’s any JUSTICE Mueller’s reputation should forever be in tatters.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      “difficult issues”

      Here we go again. Poor Bob and his gang of 17 Now 19 Angry Misfits… they can’t figure sh*t out all of a sudden. “Ohhh… no… I don’t know… it’s all just so confusing and ‘difficult’.” I thought this was the #Resistance Dream Team?

      Question #1 from Republican Friendly when Mueller testifies: “Mr. Mueller, your report refers to ‘difficult issues’ concerning obstructive activity. What, specifically, are these ‘difficult issues’? Please provide a detailed explanation.”

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    • Dell Mar says:

      Anybody know if prosecutors are finders of facts? I’m not a lawyer. Just trying to find out if that’s how it works. Prosecutors find facts.

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    • dissonant1 says:

      As many with extensive legal experience have commented, Prosecutors recommend prosecution (or not) based on evidence; they don’t exonerate or determine guilt. That is for juries to decide. At least that is how it has always worked, until now. Of course, now even investigators can make guilt or innocence decisions (see Comey and Hillary). What an absolute mess these corruptocrats have made of our justice system!

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      • Dell Mar says:

        The report talks about “facts”, just trying to figure out who established these facts. They use the word facts at times not evidence. Again, can a prosecutor establish facts? Can an investigator or law enforcement establish facts?

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        • dissonant1 says:

          Dell Mar, someone like Ristvan (who is a lawyer and who often comments here) would probably give you a better reply, but as I understand it a primary duty of a Prosecutor is to establish the “facts” of a case and present them as statements of fact to a jury. These statements obviously should be true and should be supported by evidence shown to a jury. So facts are not evidence but they SHOULD rely on evidence. Does that make sense? That is why you hear some people demanding to see the “underlying evidence.”

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          • cboldt says:

            “Evidence” is all assertions made in a case. The assertions have varying degree of credibility, and in every case it is inevitable to have conflicting evidence.

            The prosecutor puts in his side of the case, he offers evidence to the finder of fact. The defense does the same thing.

            The finder of fact weighs these pieces of evidence. None of them have to be fount “true” to a metaphysical certanty. The “standard of proof” depends on the type of case. criminal case, the standard is that all elements necessary to make the crime are “proved” beyond a resoanblae doubt. In a civil case, the standard of proof is the ultimate outcome is more likely than not, “preponderance of the evidence.”

            The Mueller report is a political document. It has gaping flaws in logic and unsubstantiated conclsiuons of fact. The finder of fact is the public, not Mueller. Mueller has put on his side of the case, the prosecution, He has avoided all excuplatory argument and law. The Mueller report is void of defense. As Sundance points out, taking the Mueller report as bait would be a mistake. Just drop the damn thing, and move on to prosecute the government for running a criminal abuse of process against Trump, using the criminal justice, intelligence community, and foreign governments to interfere in the election and depose a duly elected president. The Mueller case is done without being finished.

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          • cboldt says:

            Prosecutors have an ethical duty to obtain justice, but this ethical duty is a farce in practice. Prosecutors re measures by prosecutions, not by justice.

            The US has an adversarial legal system. The prosecutor has no duty to show the finder of fact any exculpatory evidence. That job is for defendant. Prosecutor is supposed to give defendant any exclulpatory evidence that prosecutor is aware of, but prosecutor has no obligatoin to share that with the fact finder.

            Mueller is playing part of prosecutor here. He is telling a one-sided story, and deliberately witholding any and all exculpatory evidence from his presentation to the finder of fact, the public. The role of the prosecutor is one-sided, to persuade the fact finder to convict. It is up to defendant to persuade the fact finder otherwise.

            But to reiterate, it is a mistake to waste energy on the Mueller report. Just drop it, unfinished. It isn;t a win for the prosecutor, and the “frame up case” effectively subsumes and swamps Mueller’s pathetic excuse for “search for justice.”

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          • joebkonobi says:

            Why would we pay 35 million dollars for a prosecutor to write a 400 page investigation report w/o requiring the inclusion of the specific underlying evidence for each alleged factoid?

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        • A prosecutor can uncover evidence that establishes facts and present this to a court. But one thing I can assure you, a prosecutor cannot “exonerate” people.

          Even a jury cannot do this. The jury is given the facts in the form of evidence and then they rule guilty or not-guilty according to how they feel about the veracity of that evidence.

          Does this mean that the defendant is actually guilty or not-guilty? In the legal sense yes, but in reality……nope. When the DNA age came into our criminal system we discovered a whole bunch of “guilty” people in prison who were not at all and vise versa.

          The President is right. This was a witch-hunt, but the witch was not one……..MAGA

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    • Albertus Magnus says:

      Totally agree!

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      • I’m not an attorney either. I don’t even play one on TV. However I might venture that a SC’s job is not to determine guilt, innocence or degrees of exoneration, nor even to recommend indictments but simply to provide a report to the AG. It’s Barr’s report. Therefore, for the SC to pontificate on exoneration as though it’s judge, prosecutor and jury amounts to gratuitous op-eding.

        Congress is also free to pursue impeachment on the strength of the Report copy Barr is mandated to pass to them. However I think Barr’s interim ‘inserted steps’ of 1) summarizing the Report prior to its release (dissipating its impact) and 2) offering his AG assessment coterminous with its release to Congress shoots out at the knees any McConnell daydream of ‘finding the red votes’ to support impeachment.

        No RINO with hopes of a political career can pull high crimes and misdemeanors out of the dire now. If Impeachment prospects were dead already, Barr’s commentaries bury them once and for all. This is why the Dems are incensed at Barr’s unscripted ‘meddling’.

        Brilliantly played, AG Barr.

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  3. I would still love to see earlier WH logs, emails, et al from further back than that…January 2016…even further, late 2015. Bet there was some hot stuff beginning to cook that far back. Who knows how far back the first original thought, planning and communications between BHO and DS players went.

    WH logs are one of Sidney Powell’s bullet points of a list of things needed to be investigated….that is, if those WH logs and emails that far back even exist in their original form anymore.

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  4. Sean Supsky says:

    …Yea though I walk through the valley of death, and 1000 fall on my right, and 10,000 on my left, i shall fear no evil, for you are with me…

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  5. slowcobra says:

    Why did AG barr say what a great guy rosenstein is (was) during his press conference? I didn’t understand that.

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    • Beigun says:

      Barr has Rosey on an Halberd.

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      • Ha! For those unfamiliar, here’s a 3 min video of Halberd techniques:

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      • Tl Howard says:

        Sessions sure liked him.

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        • Right to reply says:

          Sessions was in on it from the beginning. He begged Trump to be AG for that specific reason. He then recuses himself to hang Trump out to dry. Constantly trying to resign would have given them the obstruction they wanted, but Trump didn’t bite!

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          • rrick says:

            Try as I might, I could not figure out to my satisfaction why Sessions was kept on as AG. Mind you, ‘…to my satisfaction…’. I came up with several reasons as did many of you, but none made enough sense.

            This leads to the angst-producing realization that it is so difficult to understand the duplicity of the wicked. Too, I am not sure if finally now having the plot revealed in it’s true form will offer a special insight for the next time. The most it could offer would be a generalized, ‘do not trust them’. As being untrustworthy is not a chargeable offense, we would have to wait for their ploy to play out to at least a significant degree before a finding for prosecution.

            Obviously I am not much of a detective but I know there are others who excel in that endeavor.

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            • We the people know says:

              The Untouchables
              “The first thing is, who can you trust? Nobody.”
              Why does Trump keep appointing insiders? Makes NO sense to me.

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    • This is a comment I posted on another thread earlier this afternoon at 1:14pm

      “Hopefully, it is the subtle strategy of making the bad guys “feel” comfortable so that they relax a little before you nail their hides to the nearest tree. Again, hopefully. This is a wait and see thing. None of us can know for a certainty yet.”

      Also in that thread from Treeper Art of War! PDJT style! earlier this afternoon at 1:19pm:

      “Barr took a page out of PDJT’s book. PDJT praises everyone until the Shift hits the fan.”

      So there you have a couple of opinions for whatever they may be worth. I did like Art of War’s thought.

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      • ParteaGirl says:

        To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating our enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
        – Sun Tzu

        Thank God Trump didn’t take the bait and start firing a bunch of people. His instincts to wait were dead on.

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      • rrick says:

        Angelle, yes a culprit is bound to slip up when feeling comfortable. But to catch them requires near constant oversight. Rather, I want to put the heat on them. I want them to sweat fear. I want them to always be looking over their shoulder, always wondering when the next shoe will drop. Under such stress they will slip up much quicker – heck, they may even confess just to end the nightmare.

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        • I like your thinking.

          Especially making them sweat.

          I think RR was doing a bit of that today in the press conference. But more pressure needs to be applied. I hope Barr is up to it.

          I can hope, but some of this is a wait and see what the primary players on our side of things are going to do.

          Backtracking a little.

          Make them comfortable. THEN, when they think they may have dodged a bullet, start shooting so to speak and disrupt and uproot their complacent, false peace….when the target is rather suddenly unnerved, that’s when mistakes are made.

          Peace

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    • dissonant1 says:

      “I want to thank Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for joining me here today and for his assistance and counsel throughout this process.” That statement implicitly assigns co-responsibility to Rosenstein for Barr’s summary and for the conclusions of the Mueller report. Rosenstein now “owns” the summary and report. He can’t go running around and causing mischief regarding them. Also, kind words cost nothing. If it comes out that Rosenstein acted in a dastardly fashion during the events of “Spygate” (as we all feel and hope it will) there is nothing to stop Barr from saying “I am sorely disappointed to learn that Rod was involved in these actions, and the Justice Department will investigate and act on them according to its principles and the law.”

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      • InAz says:

        I was not happy to hear Barr say nice things about Rosenstein.

        But……my mother taught me to be publicly nice to those whom I knew were scum, who were jerks to me. I look good and the jerks don’t.

        (I was also taught to be nice to people I did not like for whatever reason, even though that person never did anything wrong to me, because one day I might need the help of that person. I did so on many occasions with many people and sure enough, one day I needed that person’s help and received the help.)

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Don’t permit the sense of protocol accorded AG Barr’s personal bobble head erode the AG’s dedication to the present task.

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    • Joshua2415 says:

      Best guess is that Rosenstein spilled his guts to Barr hoping to save his own ass. “Pretty clever how I ran that fake “wear a wire” scam on those nasty FBI guy’s wasn’t it Bill? Right?? Wasn’t it???”
      The main event in the media over the next few months is going to be Rosy vs. McCabe to determine who the swamp picks to be the sacrificial lamb. My bet is that they will try to tie the whole thing around McCabe’s neck and throw him overboard. Nobody really likes the guy anyway.

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      • slowcobra says:

        Thanks to joshua and dissonant and angelle for those insights!

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      • DJ says:

        Well, Sara Carter did say tonight that her sources have said that some of those implicated have already turned on others in hopes of saving themselves…

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        • rrick says:

          An eleven year old street thug could see through that.

          ‘We know you did it, your buddy in the next room already confessed. He said you did it. Just confess and we can all go home.’

          But even to the street smart, the seed of doubt has been planted. The thing is, once that has been announced, the clock is ticking…every day that goes by without follow-up the thug becomes more sure that he’ll go free.

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        • CHenie says:

          Tune in tomorrow night for more “tick-tock” BS from Sara Crater-who is. by the way, getting paid handsomely (as is Sean and many others) to dangle that “buckle-up-justice is coming” BS narrative they have been hawking for 18 months.

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    • booger71 says:

      I think AG Barr had Rosey standing with him to rub his nose in it..so to speak

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    • gildie says:

      I’m hoping his thoughts were along the line of, “Ja, rosenstein, we’re going to release you soon. But not before we let it be known you’ve been very helpful to ze Reich. Don’t worry,
      Comrade Stalin is very understanding of these matters..so I’m told.”

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    • CHenie says:

      Because RR will walk with full pension and benefits just like the rest of them. That’s why.

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    • Paul Apostle says:

      Slowcobra: “Why did AG barr say what a great guy rosenstein is”?
      RR has flipped. RR knows that the first RAT to flip will save their ass, no one else will be offered the same protection from prosecution once the top RAT has flipped.

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  6. Dirty cop Mueller is a dirty, stinking, rotten, ugly, vile, lame excuse for a human being. Investigate the real activities in Vietnam of this horrible evil man who sends innocent people to die in prison. Medina and Calley come to mind. Looking at that hideous face in the mirror all his life has him all twisted up into a self loathing psychopath lashing out at clean living high achieving POTUS Trump, America’s savior, who is married to Melania the most bright and beautiful woman on the planet. Eat your heart out Mueller. You were born ugly and you will die ugly. No PC please !

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  7. Angel Martin says:

    Trump defeated them on obstruction. They didn’t get it and even Adam Schiff as well as Steny Hoyer are now saying “no impeachment”.

    The institutional preservation society will now go into action, blame it all on fired former DOJ and FBI and Chris Steele, and real accountability will be lost.

    A faint hope is the OIG FISA investigation. Maybe they will kick over a rock and see something that cannot be unseen (out of the blue … like 300K Clinton emails on Weiner’s computer).

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    • pucecatt says:

      They are lying when they say “ no impeachment “ they don’t wAnt Potus to counterattack with releasing crucial info , they will secretly discuss and then “ spring it “ on the American people, you watch .

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      • cboldt says:

        Whether they proceed on an impeachment track depends on intervening events. I do agree though, nothing they say is to be believed. Nothing. When they say impeachment is off the table, it’s just words, empty noise, maybe comes true, maybe not. Politicians are creatures of the moment, void of principle.

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      • Keith Lyon says:

        I am betting that President Trump is ready for whatever comes his way.

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  8. Hmmm... says:

    I’d quibble with one detail. The obstruction effort began before the election. It’s a Comey plan and a Comey MO to seek obstruction charges. Comey making memos of his “so just want to let you know we have pee pee tape info” meeting shows the set up was created before he even came into office. I would guess whenever Page said she was rewatching “All the President’s men” is shortly after the plan was hatched.

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    • Right to reply says:

      The plan all along was Rosenstien suggest the firing of Comey. Comey was in on it.

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    • We the people know says:

      Don’t forget, they got Nixon on OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
      July 27, 1974
      On this day in 1974, the House of Representatives charges President Richard M. Nixon with the first of three articles of impeachment for obstruction of justice after he refused to release White House tape recordings that contained crucial information regarding the Watergate scandal.
      […]
      On July 24, 1974, the Supreme Court rejected Nixon’s claim of executive privilege and ordered him to turn over the remaining tapes. When he refused to do so, the House of Representatives passed the first article of impeachment against Nixon for obstruction of justice. On August 5, with the impeachment process already underway, Nixon reluctantly released the remaining tapes.

      On August 8, 1974, Nixon avoided a Senate trial and likely conviction by becoming the first president to resign.
      https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-charged-with-first-of-three-articles-of-impeachment
      ——————————————————————————
      The president and Haldeman discussed who was involved in the break-in and the slush fund and how many of these men could be traced back to Nixon. He directed Haldeman to talk to everyone involved and make it clear how important it was for everyone to keep their mouths shut. “When you get to these people,” President Nixon, said, “say, ‘Look, the problem is this will open up the whole Bay of Pigs thing again.’ … Call the FBI in and say, ‘[We’re] for the country. Don’t go any further into this case, period!’”
      The president’s mention of the Bay of Pigs is a reference to four of the burglars who were Cuban-born, one of whom, Bernard Barker, had actually fought in the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.The conversation concluded with president and Haldeman agreeing that they would pressure the CIA to pressure the FBI to back away from its investigation of the Watergate break-in.
      But the scandal did not go away; in 1973 a Senate committee began its own investigation. On June 25, 1973, John Dean, one of President Nixon’s top advisors, testified before the committee that the president was involved in a cover-up, and that Nixon had tape recordings of meetings in which such a cover-up had been discussed openly in the Oval Office.
      http://blogs.britannica.com/2009/01/3-the-watergate-scandal-top-10-mistakes-by-us-presidents/

      So, the White House meeting with Trump was an obstruction of justice TRAP.
      If they could only get Trump to say something that amounted to pressuring the FBI or CIA to back away from an investigation they would have gotten Trump on obstruction right there.

      “On Tuesday May 16th, Rod Rosenstein takes Robert Mueller to the White House to talk with the target of the ‘obstruction’ criminal investigation, Donald Trump, under the ruse of bringing Mueller in for a meeting about becoming FBI Director.
      Knowing McCabe launched a criminal obstruction investigation six days earlier (May 10th); and knowing Mueller was ineligible for the position of FBI Director; this “meeting” looks entirely different. This meeting looks like an opportunity to gather evidence for the obstruction case.”

      This entire farce was right out of the Nixon impeachment playbook.

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  9. D says:

    It seemed like Barr went out his was to praise and thank Rod and Mueller. That doesnt sit well with me. I hope he isnt just a clean up man. They all need to be tried for Treason. That’s the only want Barr can prove he isnt a SWAMP RAT. Because this was TREASON!!

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  10. Rick says:

    Ryan should be written up by Historians with an asterisk beside his name. * Do-nothing Congressman, 2012 Loser, & Back-stabbing SOH.

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    • The Phantom Stranger says:

      Paul Ryan has always been working for the “other” side of the Deep State. It appears that every major party candidate in both the 2008 and 2012 elections were hand-selected and groomed into those roles by the intel community within the Deep State. It tells you all we need to know about Mitt Romney and his current run as Senator.

      Ryan accomplished his agenda in 2018 by ensuring Republicans put up a very weak field in House races all across the country. The Deep State always wanted the option of impeaching Trump with a Democrat-controlled House.

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      • slowcobra says:

        And to think I stood in the hot sun in little havana (miami) for three hours (!) in 2011 to see stupid romney/rubio (while there on a business trip!). If I only knew then what I know now 😦

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      • hoghead says:

        Hey Stranger, you can go back farther than ’08. I didn’t realize it at the time, but there wasn’t a dime’s worth of difference between w. bush and algore. I was up to speed by ’04; I didn’t bother to vote for president that year (I voted in that election, just not for pres.) , as the country was in trouble with more w. or kerry.

        And let’s face it, “kinder, gentler” ghwb wasn’t much better than little willie; just less obviously corrupt.

        The d.s. was happy as a pig in poo with choices like those; they make out no matter who rules.

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  11. Katherine McCoun says:

    Very few other POTUS would have survived this because few are as clean as what President Trump evidently is. He is not perfect but he evidently has clean ethics.

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    • Piggy says:

      Goldwater never made it and Nixon stepped down and both were spied on by the FBI powered by the Dems. All have been unjustly targeted by Leftists.

      POTUS is the only one to survive because he was confident he didn’t break any laws and he did the opposite of obstruct and he opened up.

      This whole process was and is still a freak show. Time to start voting for new people. (Can keep Nunes, Jordan, Gohmert, and probably Meadows).

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  12. paulmafinga says:

    The American People are starting to get a sense that this is not only false charges but also authoritarian abuse. Many people are going to look at their paychecks and finances, maybe remember a negative encounter with the courts or the police, and get a sense that the system is also rigged against them. People who once disliked President Trump’s demeanor or comments, or were undecided, might start to feel a sense of camaraderie with him, creating a turning point toward restoration. I Pray it happens!

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    • CHenie says:

      That’s possible-but that’s the best that can be expected because there will be no arrests-no on goes to jail. Move on. Sorry to burst anyones bubble, but well, that’s the way The Swamp works.

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  13. Someone look into the crystal ball: Do Comey, McCabe, Stzrok, Baker, Page, et al get charged with anything? How about the leakers of classified information? PDJT needs some perp walks of the crooks before he goes on the campaign trail. As soon as FBI/DOJ people start getting locked up, I believe the Republicans will get behind the President. If not – he’s on his own and McConnell, Romney, Ru bio, etc. win……………

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    • The Phantom Stranger says:

      They’ll selectively prosecute a handful of the FBI people like Page and Stzrok. It’s the easiest way out in answering conservatives’ thirst for justice without exposing higher ups. I don’t think anyone at the Brennan/Comey/Susan Rice-level will see a single indictment, though all deserve charges of sedition and treason.

      This is now about preserving the ruse that Obama’s DOJ and FBI were on the up and up, and nothing political happened here except a few isolated partisans. That is why they’ve been leaking Page and Strzok’s texts for over a year. They are being set up as the fall guys for the public.

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    • CHenie says:

      >>>>>>Someone look into the crystal ball: Do Comey, McCabe, Stzrok, Baker, Page, et al get charged with anything? <<<<<<<

      The answer is no and I don't have or need a crystal ball.

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  14. Publius2016 says:

    why allow any cell phones in Oval Office???

    VSG indeed!! Surrounded by swamp creatures like a man walking through the valley of death!!!

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    • Tl Howard says:

      Yeah I don’t understand that. I also don’t understand Trump not being unnerved by it since he’d already found out he was being spied upon when Rodgers told him post-election.

      However, Trump was sizing up Muellar the whole time, as well doing the same with RR, and I’m sure he watched every word he said.

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      • spoogels says:

        I think Trump knew about Mueller’s phone being left behind. He isn’t stupid, especially after Rodgers told Trump about the spying.
        And Trump has dealt with lowlife scumbags in the building trade for a long time.
        If Mueller left the phone on a couch or on a side table it would have been seen.
        If Mueller stuffed it behind or in between a cushion, then its obvious what Mueller intended. I wonder if Trumps aides checked the Oval Office/ rooms etc after visitors have been for bugs they could have planted? Of course I am sure they do for now at least.
        Especially after all the naked animosity he experienced after he won the election, I’m sure he would have been on his toes.

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    • coltlending says:

      When you enter an FBI building, the first thing they do at the gate is require you give them your phone and put it in a locker until you leave.

      With how they’ve behaved Obstruction POTUS, I now wonder if they don’t also copy the data on it.

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  15. avi says:

    i still think Trump should have fired Nazi Müller early on and then released all the documents and gone on offensive. Whitiker would have had Müllers provisional report showing no collusion ( since all he was doing was setting up obstruction traps). plus Flynn , Manafort et al would not have been abused and Trump may have kept the House.

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    • CM-TX says:

      👍 Agreed.

      (Exposing the fraud is NOT Obstruction)

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      • spoogels says:

        How does one obstruct justice for a nonexistent crime?

        They wanted Trump to react inappropriately to an investigation of a non crime and then accuse him of obstruction.

        Evil.

        In addition their other goal was to catch him in a perjury trap even without an underlying crime. Thankfully his good lawyers saved him from that as they saved him from firing Mueller.

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  16. WES says:

    I think many people miss how significant Sessions offering unsolicited his resignation is. RR and Mueller set and baited the obstruction trap and Sessions resignation was to spring the obstruction trap close on President Trump. Mcghan coming in to inform the President was also part of helping Sessions springing the obstruction trap on the President!

    I have to believe Mcghan was planted into the President’s legal staff. One treeper said Rick Perry recommended Mcghan. Mcghan was critical in ensuring that the deep state retained control of the DoJ and FBI. Mcghan appears to be behind many legal staffing appointments including Liu as DC AG and reson nobody prosecuted today.

    There are rumors that Rick Perry will resign from energy sec and refused DHS appointment. I have to wonder if President Trump finally sniffed out Mcghan (left Out ’18) because President Trump has blamed Mcghan for SC! So now Rick Perry follows Mcghan out the door?

    Can only hope Barr will prosecute but so far Barr has not prosecuted one person. I suspect all of the guilty have successfully decriminalized themselves via counter intelligence operation where anything goes. Hope Barr disappoints me!

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    • Hmmm... says:

      If McGahn was in on it then he did a really crappy job. All he had to do was let President Trump fire the people he wanted to fire when he wanted to do it. While McGahn comes across as a co conspirator based on his revelations to the special counsel the results of his actions were to put us where we are today with President Trump still standing. After reading about his actions in the report I think the reality is McGahn simply was doing his job as counsel to the President’s office (not the President) and by doing his job well he actually helped the President immensely. I don’t think he had a great relationship with the President as the President picked up on the fact that McGahn was loyal to the office and not him but McGahn’s actions were a critical part of the failure of the coup. Had McGahn been more successful in developing a trusted relationship with the President I think he would have been less likely to appear as a co conspirator. The next group of lawyers did a much better job in that regard and the results speak for themselves.

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      • WES says:

        Hmmm: I am beginning to suspect Mcghan might be the insider SD talks about although he left Oct ’18. Maybe there is still another insider still at WH? Liu DC AG is why nobody prosecuted so who appointed her? That Barr likes her bothers me greatly that no one will be prosecuted.

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    • The Phantom Stranger says:

      I’ve been thinking along the same lines. Sessions offering his resignation unannounced and acting shocked tells me all I need to know about him. It was a contrived act for Sessions’ own benefit – the Judas knew all along about the obstruction entrapment scheme against Trump.

      That whole meeting was a set-up by the Deep State to get Trump riled up and hopefully say something incriminating in front of Sessions.

      This all reeks by the way of CIA bullshit. People with intel experience clearly designed these set-ups and entrapments against President Trump. The CIA does this all the time in foreign countries to diplomats and government officials for their own leverage.

      If I were President Trump, I would fire every senior member of the intel community that worked under Obama today. The only collusion is between left-wing intel officers seditiously plotting to take out a sitting President through entrapment.

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  17. DOlson says:

    Someone please catch me up on the Paul Ryan comment. What was his part?

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    • bessie2003 says:

      Ryan’s actions paved the way for the Democrat party to gain control of the House, which is the branch that impeaches (the Senate’s action being the part to determine whether or not an impeached person is removed from office).

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  18. Katherine McCoun says:

    The knew the Russia conspiracy was a total hoax because they are the ones who made it up and set up the fake “evidence” etc.! The “investigation” was therefore Never about investigating Russia conspiracy but was always about setting perjury traps, obstruction claims/traps and digging deep to find any other crimes that they could then pursue, ie a fake investigation as an excuse for a fishing expedition.

    They got him on Nothing and now a 400+ page Mueller smear report is all that is left.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And, as noted here by many different folks, to draaaaaag the phony investigation out as long as they could to keep Trump under a cloud and try to effect the midterms.

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  19. Caius Lowell says:

    I didn’t think it was possible, but I hate Paul “Lyin” Ryan even more now…

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  20. Republicanvet91 says:

    “Robert Mueller temporarily left his cell phone behind after a meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office and that the phone “later had to be retrieved.””

    Hmmm. Well, if nothing juicy was recorded during their conversation, what was recorded after he “left” his phone in there for an unknown period of time after Mueller was gone?

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  21. zimbalistjunior says:

    McCabe and Rosenstein basically admitted their intent to enact a coup to remove the president when they admitted discussing using the 25th amendment. Every act that occurred after that discussion was in furtherance of that conspiracy to enact the coup.

    the fact that (or so they claim) noone ending up wear a wire does not change the fact that they committed act(s) in furtherance of their illegal scheme.

    the appointing of Mueller as SC is an act in furtherance of the conspiracy they have already admitted to–to everyone.

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  22. czarowniczy says:

    Not much here that hasn’t been said or suggested before, this just sort of guilds an already blooming Sundance lily. Suggest, Sundance, you gather your old posts on the investigation and do a book, will be waiting to see where it lands on the Amazon/Wash Post list. We’ll all buy a copy if for no other reason than to gall Bezos.

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  23. Tl Howard says:

    I have a hard time understanding the press. Surely SOME of the people we see on tv are intellectually curious enough to read this blog or Greg Jarrett’s book or read Solomon, etc. so that they know a locomotive is coming their way. I’d think we would see SOME of them backing off outlandish statements knowing that the train is headed for them and for the Dems and the Obama admin.

    The only thing I can think of that explains their continuing game of pretend is that they have faith in Brennan and Obama to shut down the investigation somehow, someway.

    *Note* Just want to make clear that I KNOW how dull and incurious most of them are; I’m talking about a handful of others.

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  24. Right to reply says:

    WHY did Rosenstein recommend Comey be fired ? Because, Comey was in on it. It was always going to be about trapping Trump into obstruction. Rosenstein’s face today said it all! May he rot in hell for eternity!

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  25. Searkreb says:

    Well I saw ol’ gowdy on with his purple tie. He said the investigation into the president are just getting heated up by the dems, it’s almost as if he was sending directions or something

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    • WES says:

      Kreb: Sadly if you look at all of today’s msm headlines Orange Man Guilty!

      So for the average Joe nothing changed today!

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      • Tl Howard says:

        I know, but who wants to go home one day and have to answer their kids’ questions about how their comments that were totally wrong reached millions of people?

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        • Tl Howard says:

          OH, come on, Gowdy, in a decent world where the opposition party wasn’t a bunch of looneys out for blood, that report wouldn’t have been made public, but Bob Muellar knew damn good and well that pressure from everyone would mean making the report public had to be done.

          Gowdy, you’re still riding the fence, and you know damn good and well Muellar and his 17 Clinton lawyers, which you NEVER mention, are part of the plan to bring down POTUS.

          I can’t stand this snake. He’s another Ryan.

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          • WES says:

            T1: Obstruction and Impeachment still at the top of the msn’s menu!

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          • We the people know says:

            What’s with the Purple Tie, Trey?

            “It’d be great if we had some unanimity. Let’s make sure Russia, and no one else ever does what they did to us in 2016.
            What could be a unifying finding by Mueller, that Russia targeted us and tried to sow the seeds of discord…”

            No, let’s NOT fall for the Russia Russia Russia hoax. They need an enemy and it’s Russia.
            I hate Trey Gowdy. Because World War III will wipe out, once and far all, Christian civilization.

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  26. Monticello says:

    Are we back to square one? Can we reasonably expect the DOJ to investigate itself?

    Is Barr an honorable man? What is he prepared to do? Who can the President count on?

    The President won one battle today, the war is still to be decided.

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  27. Republicanvet91 says:

    “The DOJ (Rosenstein) and FBI (McCabe) activity in coordination with the Robert Mueller team was always about the obstruction case from day one; heck, from even before Robert Mueller was appointed.”

    It was also the media’s intent if you recall the number of times something minor was leaked, then the media went wild trying to goad POTUS into reacting.

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  28. Curt says:

    It’s just treason… plain and simple. The case against many of the Mueller conspirators and the accompanying evidence is overwhelming. I just know there’s someone on the inside giving evidence against this whole Obama appointed cabal. Barr seems immune to political pressure and attempts to marginalize him. He is also totally competent and qualified. The media and the Democrats are going to have an impossible time trying to marginalizing this man. I believe he’s a patriot and will follow the law and the constitution. What else is there to do but be patient?

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    • cboldt says:

      Evidence, credibly presented, has a way of taking on a life of its own. The case against the coup will captivate the public. It’s more fun than “Russian collusion.”

      My point is that demonizing Barr and the Freedom Caucus is only going to go so far in dissuading the public from believing the evidence.

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  29. fractionalexponent says:

    Sundance, thanks. On 3/15/2019, redstate.com posted that L Graham, on 3/15/2019, sent a letter to AG Barr (cc Feinstein & Wray), requesting all documents and comms between Rosenstein & McCabe between May 9 and May 17, 2017 (regarding the 25th Amendment & wear-a-wire coup attempt). Documents to be provided NLT 3/29/2019.

    Rosenstein had planned to leave/resign OOA 3/15 but got extended.

    Maybe Graham’s letter is another reason why Barr had Rosenstein standing behind him at the press briefing this morning.

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  30. kinthenorthwest says:

    Hey not time to buy popcorn, its time to buy popcorn stock…

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  31. Austin Holdout says:

    I think SD’s theory about the reason for the seemingly irrelevant detail of Mueller leaving the cell phone behind is absolutely correct. My first thoughts when McCabe included that fact were that 1. The phone was recording and 2. The newly minted special council couldn’t possibly have gone 24 hours without his real cell phone and 3. He would’ve sent a staff person to get it instead of going himself UNLESS he was creating a chain of custody for whatever evidence may have been recorded. All of this is consistent with SD’s realization that this detail would not have been included in McCabe’s book (with the risk that others might find the whole cell phone episode suspicious) without a good reason and that reason is so clear now: “you prosecute me, you’re both going down with me”. I hope Mueller gets to take over Manafort’s cell in solitary when all is said and done.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      I wonder though, remembering a video where Netanyahu of Israel mentioning to his friend (before being POTUS) about not letting cell phones into his, the Israeli PM’s office so, perhaps Mueller et.al. thought they were recording but perhaps our VSG-PDJT had a jamming device installed when they were remodeling the Oval Office? So maybe he foiled them on that too? Wouldn’t put it past him, being a very stable genius.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And of course were the phone recording or just ‘open’ and transmitting could create a whole raft of other legal questions/charges.

      I’d like to know if the phone was actually Mueller’s ‘personal’ phone or an FBI operations phone? We had a case in NOLA where the Bureau had an agent give a crooked NOPD cop a Bureau cell so that they could eavesdrop on all of his conversations. It was a ‘special’ phone from their stock with ‘special’ features. That was 25 years ago so one can imagine how ‘special’ the current ones are. That opens up a whole new RICO/treason path.

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      • ABN says:

        Or there was no phone at all and McCabe was just signaling his intention to sing if they prosecute him.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I go back and forth on this. Leaving a phone, especially one that may have been modified by the Bureau’s technical service, sounds like a procedure that fits. The DoJ’s almost (?) thinly veiled criminal attack on Trump could well have been technically augmented, that would have been SOP for an active op.

          The question I have is how often the working areas of the WH are swept for ‘bugs’? A phone, especially one that might have been modified to eavesdrop in what seems to be an ‘off’ position might be a good bug, especially if you want to get the conversations between Trump and his intimates right after you’d grilled him and he was alone with his insiders. If someone finds the phone it’s returned and there’s plausible deniability as opposed to a real bug.

          The conversation here almost has Matt Damon rappelling down through a skylight but then that’s just me.

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    • evergreen says:

      Cell phones can be used as eavesdropping devices even if the person holding it believes it is turned OFF. Cell phones are, for this reason, forbidden in secure locations.

      McCabe made this reference for one of two reasons: 1) a lie intended to smear Mueller, or 2) the truth intended to brush back Mueller. If the former, well, let the lies, liars, and scoundrels be sorted out later during prosecution. If the latter, then Mueller wouldn’t/couldn’t use it as evidence unless (lawyers out there?) he had a warrant for secret surveillance of the White House. Presuming that no warrant existed, he was gathering intel via eavesdropping of White House discussions to be used to inform the creation of his strategy.

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    • I, FOR ONE, DO NOT BELIEVE THAT CELL PHONE RECORDED ANYTHING…

      THE OVAL OFFICE IS A “SECURE COMMUNICATION INORMATION FACILITY — SCIF”…
      To record something in the Oval Office, the device has to transmit, if the device is there illegally, anything recorded on it will be scrambled as to unintelligible…

      THE OVAL OFFICE IS ONE OF THE MOST SECURE AREAS IN THE WHITE HOUSE IF NOT THE EARTH!!!

      So, Please, Stop with the innuendo of what information Rosie/Mullie COULD have obtained!!!

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  32. WES says:

    It is kind of funny no one seems to know who the bearded guy standing to the left of Barr is! Why is he even there? A Mueller stand in?

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  33. curator55 says:

    The accuracy of the vast majority of sundance’s predictions is remarkable. I wasn’t surprised about any of the major topics in the report except the actual diction used. Trump’s effin comment about the SC was perfectly understandable and to be expected. He knew the scope and power they can wield over any subject for years and the lying duplicitous hypocritical Dems and their media know it as well.

    Barr’s glowing praise of Rosenstein was a bit of a surprise but maintaining Rod’s credibility and reputation at this crucial stage could only help Trump and also the A/G in making his case. sundance made a similar comment in the past about it being wise to keep Rod at Barr’s side to the end because he started the mess. If Rod baby was not there, the media would simply have spun it as more evidence of obstruction and that he was pushed out because he wouldn’t go along with Barr’s interpretations.

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  34. Kent says:

    ..just how does someone spend $32mm interviewing people?

    I work in a capital intensive business…and I know what that kind of money looks like…..

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    • Kent says:

      …oil refining….and even from my perspective that’s a decent chunk of change….

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I worked in the Federal government and I watched billions ‘spent’ with little accomplished. Difference is you have to work for your money…and the money the Feds spend. You wouldn’t believe the costs our dedicated DC supervisors accumulated coming to NOLA for agency investigative business…especially during Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest. An then there were those various seminars in places like Frisco or Aspen.

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      • InAz says:

        @ czarowniczy

        I absolutely believe the costs.

        I witnessed out of control and unaccountable spending in the federal government. It was the ones in charge of ordering, and the ones in charge would include a few employees who were below them (the brown nosers).

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        • czarowniczy says:

          We had our intraoffice slush funds, we kept track ing 3-ring binders. I got a call from a friend after I retired that an employee was caught embezzling some $25,000 and not prosecuted because of the embarrassment it would cause the auditing staff, she was allowed to pay it back over time.

          The money that was spent during the agency’s Katrina evac was jaw dropping as were the contracts before and after Katrina for evac sites. Pre-K truckloads of taxpayer $$$ were spent on a remote operating site that was waaaaay too small while after even more is being spent for one a good distance away. There are closer sites on Federal property but then the contracting folks don’t get TDY pay for going a long way away to ‘coordinate’.

          And that’s just the 10% of the fiscal iceberg.

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    • Angel Martin says:

      almost $100,000 per page !

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  35. pucecatt says:

    I don’t know about you all but this is extremely frustrating and still feels like they still have the upper hand , it is soo wrong on so many levels . Why can’t our side grow a set ?

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    • Hmmm... says:

      I’m very confident that the other side does not feel like they have the upper hand. We are mid way through the 7th and their starting pitcher just got pulled leaving the bases loaded. Their bullpen has been decimated and their fans have had their high hopes for a predicted no hitter dashed. Our side has a closer who is loaded for bear and the top of the rotation coming up to bat.

      They have nothing left but to reminisce about the good showing of the pitcher in the early innings and to squawk about a couple of errors on our side. If in game wagering was an option I’d put it all on our side coming out on top and I’d bet a few on their side would be placing some hedging bets as well.

      The most important thing is that the ability to use the special counsel to shield themselves from scrutiny is gone along with the threat of eminent impeachment. Nothing in the Mueller report comes close to being worth that loss for their side.

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    • CHenie says:

      There are some very bright people here on CTH-but my God-how much more evidence do you need to realize there are no SIDES in DC-they’re all on the same team wearing different colored jerseys.

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      • Genie says:

        “There are no sides. There’s no Sunnis and Shiites. There’s no Democrats and Republicans. There’s only HAVES and HAVE-NOTS.” — Quote from the movie “Shooter.”

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  36. jmarshs says:

    It’s important to note that the “indictments” that Muller’s Special Council brought against the Russian actors (for interference during the election) were not something that Muller’s SC Team “discovered” during their supposed investigation into Russian interference. It was handed to them on a silver platter by the FBI & DOJ.

    The Obama Administration, the DOJ and the FBI knew full well what those groups of Russians were up to all along. They chose not to pursue any legal actions against them because they were sure the Hillary would win, and they did not want a “losing” Trump to be able to claim that the elections was “rigged” or influenced by Russians.

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    • WES says:

      Nobody seems to mention that these Russians hired a US lawyer to challenge these charges! Can not say that I have heard anything more on how that court is proceeding. Sort of like Flynn. Zip!

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  37. chojun says:

    Could Rosenstein have been manipulated into supporting McCabe’s plan due to his involvement in the U1 scandal?

    It’s starting to look like leverage abounded in this scandal.

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  38. Julia Adams says:

    “Well, I’m both happy that the president’s been vindicated once again. We already knew there was no collusion, Lou. But I’m outraged that there was this 448 page smear operation against him. And you can see why the left was desperate to keep AG Barr under wraps and to suppress and actually try to stop press conferences… The Mueller team, I’m convinced, just wanted to drop this 448 report on him, innuendo, fake legal analysis, and Barr wasn’t going to let him do that… This president is attacked in this report for defending himself… The suggestion from Mueller is well that could be obstruction of justice, potentially. Don’t tweet at me because I’ll put you in jail.”

    Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch, on Lou Dobbs Tonight, 4/18/19

    Source URL: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/04/tom-fitton-on-fire-the-448-page-smear-operation-against-president-trump-was-muellers-last-abuse-of-power-video/

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    • mr.piddles says:

      “Don’t tweet at me because I’ll put you in jail.”

      Christiane Amanpour just put her oversized glass of Chardonnay down and exclaimed in a slurred manner: “You bet your ass he will, Tom Fitton!!!”.

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  39. ssn774cl says:

    Jeff Sessions – what a disgrace. An impotent “Southern gentleman.”

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  40. AnotherView says:

    Truly stomach-churning…..I’m furious at the amount of corruption that is so rampant in our government. Wasting taxpayer money! String them all up!

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  41. jnearen2013 says:

    They are all going to walk away Scott free. I’ve been saying this for the last 18 months and am 100% certain that I am correct in this assertion. I wish it was otherwise.

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    • Julia Adams says:

      If I thought, for a second, that AG Barr would actually move on Bob Mueller, I would be quick to disagree with your comment. But, I can’t really. They all skate.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Joe DiGenova asserts firmly there will be multiple Grand Juries and criminal indictments from Michael Horowitz.

      His wife Victoria smiled and said “Time to lawyer up!”

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      • InAz says:

        I pray they are correct. Honestly, I pray for these traitors to face justice.

        But Obama will be protected at all costs, and possibly even Hitlary.

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      • CHenie says:

        Michael Horowitz doesn’t have the power to issue indictments or convene grand juries. So now it’s “Boy, you just wait until the IG report comes out…” Excuse me, I think I’m gonna puke

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    • c says:

      @jnearen2013-I’ve never read anyone say that on CTH and I’m on here nearly everyday.

      Now I have been saying right here on CTH and other sites for at least 18 months that: NO ONE IS GOING TO JAIL

      And for saying that I get called a “Negative Nellie” and scolded for not staying “positive” or reminded that all we need do is pray.

      In fact, I’d be willing to wager a large amount of $ (large for me) given the right odds, that something similar to FISA/SPYGate is taking place right now as we speak.

      The Swamp fears nothing-it certainly doesn’t fear the electorate-because the electorate will do NOTHING and the Swamp knows the electorate will do nothing.

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  42. Julia Adams says:

    Since when is it within the purview of the SC, DOJ and FBI to request meetings with Trump, members of his Campaign, and his family as opportunities to gather evidence for completely making up, inventing if you will, an obstruction case?

    It’s time to counterpunch, Mr. President, twice as hard.

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  43. BK Rambler says:

    Long time lurker finally branching out onto a limb. Thanks to Sundance and all others who make this such an invaluable site. The following is from James Baker’s Day 2 testimony and after reading was surprised it didn’t get more attention, sounds like Mark Meadows is on the same path as Sundance.

    Mr. Meadows. But there were a couple of other people?

    Mr. Baker. My recollection is that Andy and Lisa told me that
    there were several people in the room from the DAG’s staff as well.

    Mr. Meadows. Did they mention who would wear the wire?

    Mr. Baker. My understanding was the DAG — the idea was the DAG would wear the wire.

    Mr. Meadows. Was there any mention of Bob Mueller wearing the wire?

    Mr. Baker. No. Again, I don’t remember Mueller’s name coming up during this time period at all until immediately — like, immediately before the Deputy Attorney General briefed Congress on the fact that he was appointing a special counsel and —

    Mr. Meadows. Well, the only reason why I ask is, in this particular timeframe, obviously, there was an interview with Mueller going in for an interview for Director, there were multiple conversations with Rod in terms of being the special prosecutor. I mean, a lot happened in a 72-hour period. And what you’re saying is you’re unaware of any of those personal conversations where Bob Mueller would have been part of that?

    Mr. Baker. Not with Mueller. I was aware of the conversations about the special counsel being created and that topic, and not specifically associated with Director Mueller as the person. That, I didn’t hear, to the best of my recollection, until after I was up here with the DAG and Andy McCabe on the Hill and the briefing was provided to the leadership.

    Mr. Meadows. Okay. And I’m going to refer — after this last question, I’m going to go back to my good friend from Ohio.

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    • InAz says:

      @ Carson Napier

      Thank you for bringing up the Dreyfus Affair. I watched a program about this a few years ago, and forgot about it.

      You are correct, it is similar to what was done to President Trump.

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  44. Carson Napier says:

    What a man should do to those who tried to hang him.

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  45. Broken Arrow says:

    It’s like Greenwald said tonight on Tucker but he is aware of the danger the media and Congress is in that the system broken. You see no remorse and shame from these people.

    I believe what we are seeing is the “reds” who were kicked out of the old Russian guard Bolsheviks that have invaded our top echelons of government and media to overthrow it.

    Russia is either going to strike first because they will not allow this to happen and they will destroy DC in a matter of seconds unless We the people rise up first! I’d prefer not to have a Red Dawn scenario but I see no way out of a civil war and WW3

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  46. JimWVa says:

    Another timely post by Sundance. I’ve been talking to myself all day about the Mueller, Rosenstein, McCabe, Trump White House meeting on May 16, 2017 prior to the Special Counsel appointment. I looked for any reference to this meeting in the Table of Contents or summary paragraphs of the Mueller Report. It may be buried in the footnotes.

    Seems like the main topic of discussion at this meeting between President Trump and Mueller would have been the reasons President Trump gave for firing Comey. The McCabe written report from the May 2017 Trump-Mueller meeting, or any other notes from the participants at this meeting, would seem to be important to Mueller’s analysis on the obstruction charge against President Trump. Maybe, in all the uproar, Bobby Three Sticks forgot about his May 2017 meeting with President Trump. Then again, it may be in the footnotes.

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  47. clr says:

    If Robert Mueller testifies in Congress house Judiciary he’s going to be at high risk. He might have to answer some really pointed questions. I can’t imagine he will show up for that.

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    • Bubby says:

      Clr I don’t think Mueller has any concerns Nadler will give him all the questions in advance and will coordinate with Mueller on his responses to them. Mueller will do whatever he can to help the Democrats come to an impeachment decision.

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  48. Perot Conservative says:

    Am I obtuse? I don’t get the exact threat of the cell phone left in the Oval Office – in the book.

    1. Do they really think POTUS said something outlandish when they left, and it was recorded?

    2. Or, McCabe is privy to their fishing attempt, and if they try to throw him under the bus, this was his way of communicating he will spill the beans?

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      BTW:

      A) We know Trump is very, very street smart.

      B) After Mike Rogers and the “gold in the walls” comment, he must play his cards extremely close to the vest.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Mueller may have… er… accidentally dropped it under the Big Oak Desk. Or behind Comey’s favorites Big Blue Curtain. You know, somewhere out of sight. Huawei phones come with a nifty little app that allows the phone to work in “stealth” mode. Very handy.

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  49. CopperTop says:

    Question: RE SD essay: “and Sessions’ chief-of-staff Jody Hunt went back to the Main Justice office to ask Rosenstein what the hell was going on.”

    In light of Mueller report that says Hunt was taking notes about Trump comments in particular ‘I am effed…’. Was it to ask what was going on or to share what was in the notes and provide detail on his ‘mental state’

    Skeptical cats want to know.

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    • Firefly says:

      Yep- Sessions was likely in on it. The John Laroush and Huber was for public consumption- while they figure out new plans to get PTrump.

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