The Obama Use of FISA-702 as a Domestic Political Surveillance Program….

Now that we have significant research files on the 2015 and 2016 political surveillance program; which includes the trail evident within the Weissmann/Mueller report; in combination with the Obama-era DOJ “secret research project” (their words, not mine); we are able to overlay the entire objective and gain a full understanding of how political surveillance was conducted over a period of approximately four to six years.

Working with a timeline, but also referencing origination material in 2015/2016 – CTH hopes to show how the program operated.  This explains an evolution from The IRS Files in 2010 to the FISA Files in 2016.

The FISA-702 database extraction process, and utilization of the protections within the smaller intelligence community, was the primary process.  We start by reviewing the established record from the 99-page FISC opinion rendered by Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer on April 26th, 2017; and explain the details within the FISC opinion.

I would strongly urge everyone to read the FISC report (full pdf below) because Judge Collyer outlines how the DOJ, which includes the FBI, had an “institutional lack of candor” in responses to the FISA court.  In essence, they were continually lying to the court about their activity, and the rate of fourth amendment violations for illegal searches and seizures of U.S. persons’ private information for multiple years.

Unfortunately, due to intelligence terminology Judge Collyer’s brief and ruling is not an easy read for anyone unfamiliar with the FISA processes outlined. The complexity also helps the media avoid discussing, and as a result most Americans have no idea the scale and scope of the issues.  So we’ll try to break down the language.

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For the sake of brevity and common understanding CTH will highlight the most pertinent segments showing just how systemic and troublesome the unlawful electronic surveillance was.

Early in 2016 NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers was alerted of a significant uptick in FISA-702(17) “About” queries using the FBI/NSA database that holds all metadata records on every form of electronic communication.

The NSA compliance officer alerted Admiral Mike Rogers who then initiated a full compliance audit on/around March 9th, 2016, for the period of November 1st, 2015, through May 1st, 2016.

While the audit was ongoing, due to the severity of the results that were identified, Admiral Mike Rogers stopped anyone from using the 702(17) “about query” option, and went to the extraordinary step of blocking all FBI contractor access to the database on April 18, 2016 (keep these dates in mind).

Here are some significant segments:

The key takeaway from these first paragraphs is how the search query results were exported from the NSA database to users who were not authorized to see the material.  The FBI contractors were conducting searches and then removing, or ‘exporting’, the results.  Later on, the FBI said all of the exported material was deleted.

Searching the highly classified NSA database is essentially a function of filling out search boxes to identify the user-initiated search parameter and get a return on the search result.

FISA-702(16) is a search of the system returning a U.S. person (“702”); and the “16” is a check box to initiate a search based on “To and From“.   Example, if you put in a date and a phone number and check “16” as the search parameter the user will get the returns on everything “To and From” that identified phone number for the specific date.  Calls, texts, contacts etc.  Including results for the inbound and outbound contacts.

FISA-702(17) is a search of the system returning a U.S. person (702); and the “17” is a check box to initiate a search based on everything “About” the search qualifier.  Example, if you put a date and a phone number and check “17” as the search parameter the user will get the returns of everything about that phone.  Calls, texts, contacts, geolocation (or gps results), account information, user, service provider etc.  As a result, 702(17) can actually be used to locate where the phone (and user) was located on a specific date or sequentially over a specific period of time which is simply a matter of changing the date parameters.

And that’s just from a phone number.

Search an ip address “about” and read all data into that server; put in an email address and gain everything about that account. Or use the electronic address of a GPS enabled vehicle (about) and you can withdraw more electronic data and monitor in real time.  Search a credit card number and get everything about the account including what was purchased, where, when, etc.  Search a bank account number, get everything about transactions and electronic records etc.  Just about anything and everything can be electronically searched; everything has an electronic ‘identifier’.

The search parameter is only limited by the originating field filled out.  Names, places, numbers, addresses, etc. By using the “About” parameter there may be thousands or millions of returns.  Imagine if you put “@realdonaldtrump” into the search parameter? You could extract all following accounts who interacted on Twitter, or Facebook etc.  You are only limited by your imagination and the scale of the electronic connectivity.

As you can see below, on March 9th, 2016, internal auditors noted the FBI was sharing “raw FISA information, including but not limited to Section 702-acquired information”.

In plain English the raw search returns were being shared with unknown entities without any attempt to “minimize” or redact the results.  The person(s) attached to the results were named and obvious.  There was no effort to hide their identity or protect their 4th amendment rights of privacy:

But what’s the scale here?  This is where the story really lies.

Read this next excerpt carefully.

The operators were searching “U.S Persons”.  The review of November 1, 2015,  to May 1, 2016, showed “eighty-five percent of those queries” were unlawful or “non compliant”.

85% !!  “representing [redacted number]”.

We can tell from the space of the redaction the number of searches were between 1,000 and 9,999 [five digits].  If we take the middle number of 5,000 – that means 4,250 unlawful searches out of 5,000.

The [five digit] amount (more than 1,000, less than 10,000), and 85% error rate, was captured in a six month period.

Also notice this very important quote: “many of these non-compliant queries involved the use of the same identifiers over different date ranges.”   So they were searching the same phone number, email address, electronic “identifier”, or people, repeatedly over different dates.  Specific people were being tracked/monitored.

Additionally, notice the last quote: “while the government reports it is unable to provide a reliable estimate of” these non lawful searches “since 2012, there is no apparent reason to believe the November 2015 [to] April 2016 coincided with an unusually high error rate”.

That means the 85% unlawful FISA-702(16)(17) database abuse has likely been happening since 2012.  (Again, remember that date, 2012) Who was FBI Director? Who was his chief-of-staff? Who was CIA Director? ODNI? etc.  Remember, the NSA is inside the Pentagon (Defense Dept) command structure.  Who was Defense Secretary? And finally, who wrote and signed-off-on the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment?

Tens of thousands of searches over four years (since 2012), and 85% of them are illegal.  The results were extracted for?…. (I believe this is all political opposition use; and I’ll explain why momentarily.)

OK, that’s the stunning scale; but who was involved?

Private contractors with access to “raw FISA information that went well beyond what was necessary to respond to FBI’s requests“:

And as noted, the contractor access was finally halted on April 18th, 2016.

[Coincidentally (or not), the wife of Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson, Mary Jacoby, goes to the White House the next day on April 19th, 2016.]

None of this is conspiracy theory.

All of this is laid out inside this 99-page opinion from FISC Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer who also noted that none of this FISA abuse was accidental in a footnote on page 87:  “deliberate decisionmaking“:

Summary of this aspect: The FISA court identified and quantified tens-of-thousands of search queries of the NSA/FBI database using the FISA-702(16)(17) system.  The database was repeatedly used by persons with contractor access who unlawfully searched and extracted the raw results without redacting the information and shared it with an unknown number of entities.

The outlined process certainly points toward a political spying and surveillance operation; and we are not the only one to think that’s what this system is being used for.

Back in 2017 when House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes was working to reauthorize the FISA legislation, Nunes wrote a letter to ODNI Dan Coats about this specific issue:

SIDEBAR: To solve the issue, well, actually attempt to ensure it never happened again, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers eventually took away the “About” query option permanently in 2017. NSA Director Rogers said the abuse was so inherent there was no way to stop it except to remove the process completely. [SEE HERE]  Additionally, the NSA database operates as a function of the Pentagon, so the Trump administration went one step further.  On his last day as NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers -together with ODNI Dan Coats- put U.S. cyber-command, the database steward, fully into the U.S. military as a full combatant command. [SEE HERE]

There is little doubt the FISA-702(16)(17) database system was used by Obama-era officials, from 2012 through April 2016, as a way to spy on their political opposition.  Quite simply there is no other intellectually honest explanation for the scale and volume of database abuse that was taking place.

When we reconcile what was taking place and who was involved, then the actions of the exact same principle participants take on a jaw-dropping amount of clarity.

All of the action taken by CIA Director Brennan, FBI Director Comey, ODNI Clapper and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter make sense.  Including their effort to get NSA Director Mike Rogers fired.

Everything after March 9th, 2016, was done to cover up the weaponization of the FISA database. [Explained Here]  Spygate, Russia-Gate, the Steele Dossier, and even the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment (drawn from the dossier and signed by the above) were needed to create a cover-story and protect themselves from discovery of this four year weaponization, political surveillance and unlawful spying.  Even the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel makes sense; he was FBI Director when this began.

The beginning decision to use FISA(702) as a domestic surveillance and political spy mechanism appears to have started in/around 2012. Perhaps sometime shortly before the 2012 presidential election and before John Brennan left the White House and moved to CIA.  However, there was an earlier version of data assembly that preceded this effort.

Political spying 1.0 was actually the weaponization of the IRS.  This is where the term “Secret Research Project” originated as a description from the Obama team.  It involved the U.S. Department of Justice under Eric Holder and the FBI under Robert Mueller.  It never made sense why Eric Holder requested over 1 million tax records via CD ROM, until overlaying the timeline of the FISA abuse:

The IRS sent the FBI “21 disks constituting a 1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” The transaction occurred in October 2010 (link)

Why disks?  Why send a stack of DISKS to the DOJ and FBI when there’s a pre-existing financial crimes unit within the IRS.  All of the evidence within this sketchy operation came directly to the surface in early spring 2012.

The IRS scandal was never really about the IRS, it was always about the DOJ asking the IRS for the database of information.  That is why it was transparently a conflict when the same DOJ was tasked with investigating the DOJ/IRS scandal.  Additionally, Obama sent his chief-of-staff Jack Lew to become Treasury Secretary; effectively placing an ally to oversee/cover-up any issues.  As Treasury Secretary Lew did just that.

Lesson Learned – It would appear the Obama administration learned a lesson from attempting to gather a large opposition research database operation inside a functioning organization large enough to have some good people that might blow the whistle.

The timeline reflects a few months after realizing the “Secret Research Project” was now worthless (June 2012), they focused more deliberately on a smaller network within the intelligence apparatus and began weaponizing the FBI/NSA database.

How this all comes together in 2019

Fusion GPS was not hired in April 2016 to research Donald Trump.  As shown in the evidence provided by the FISC, the intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. The Obama administration already knew everything about the Trump campaign, and were monitoring everything by exploiting the FISA database.

However, after the NSA alerts in/around March 9th, 2016, and particularly after the April 18th shutdown of contractor access, the Obama intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to create a legal albeit ex post facto justification for the pre-existing surveillance and spy operations.  Fusion GPS gave them that justification in the Steele Dossier.

That’s why the FBI small group, which later transitioned into the Mueller team, are so strongly committed to and defending the formation of the Steele Dossier and its dubious content.  The Steele Dossier contains the cover-story and justification for the surveillance operation.

During a rather innocuous podcast discussion panel April 12th, 2019, one of President Trump’s personal lawyers Jay Sekulow mentioned the FBI had three FISA applications denied by the FISA court in 2016. [Podcast Here – Note comment at 25:05]   The denials were always suspected; however, until now no-one in/around the administration has ever confirmed.

If Sekulow is accurate, this adds additional context to the actions of the FBI in the aftermath of Admiral Mike Rogers and an increased urgency in gaining legal justification for surveillance and spy operation unlawfully taking place.  A valid FISA warrant would help the FBI cover-up the surveillance.   The likely targets were Manafort, Flynn and Papadopoulos…. but it appears the DOJ/FBI were rebuked.

These FISC denials would then initiate institutional panic dependent on the election outcome.  An insurance policy would be needed.   The Steele Dossier becomes the investigative virus the FBI wanted inside the system. To get the virus into official status, they used the FISA application as the delivery method and injected it into Carter Page. The FBI already knew Carter Page; essentially Carter Page was irrelevant, what they needed was the FISA warrant and the Dossier in the system {Go Deep}.

Fusion GPS was not hired to research Trump, the intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. The intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to give them a plausible justification for already existing surveillance and spy operations.

Fusion-GPS gave them the justification they needed for a FISA warrant with the Steele Dossier.  Ultimately that’s why the Steele Dossier is so important; without it, the DOJ and FBI are naked with their FISA-702 abuse as outlined by John Ratcliffe.

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♦ Prove the July 31st, 2016, Crossfire Hurricane operation originated from fraud by exposing the CIA operation that created the originating “Electronic Communication” memo. Declassify that two-page “EC” document that Brennan gave to Comey.

♦ Release and declassify all of the Comey memos that document the investigative steps taken  by the FBI as an outcome of the operation coordinated by CIA Director John Brennan in early 2016.

♦ Reveal the November 2015 through April 2016 FISA-702 search query abuse by declassifying the April 2017 court opinion written by FISC Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer. Show the FBI contractors behind the 85% fraudulent search queries. [Crowdstrike? Fusion-GPS? Nellie Ohr?]

♦ Subpoena former DOJ-NSD (National Security Division) head John Carlin, or haul him in front of a grand jury, and get his testimony about why he hid the abuse from the FISA court in October 2016; why the DOJ-NSD rushed the Carter Page application to beat NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers to the FISA court; and why Carlin quit immediately thereafter. Squeeze this bastard’s nuts in the proverbial legal vice.

♦ Prove the Carter Page FISA application (October 2016) was fraudulent and based on deceptions to the FISA Court. Declassify the entire document, and release the transcripts of those who signed the application(s); and/or depose those who have not yet testified.

♦ Release all of the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages without redactions. Let sunlight pour in on the actual conversation(s) that were taking place when Crossfire Hurricane (July ’16) and the FISA Application (Oct ’16) were taking place.

♦ Release all of Bruce Ohr 302’s, FBI notes from interviews and debriefing sessions, and other relevant documents associated with the interviews of Bruce Ohr and his internal communications. Including exculpatory evidence that Bruce Ohr may have shared with FBI Agent Joseph Pientka. [And get a deposition from this Pientka fella]

♦ Release the August 2nd, 2017, two-page scope memo provided by DAG Rod Rosenstein to special counsel Robert Mueller to advance the fraudulent Trump investigation, and initiate the more purposeful obstruction of justice investigation. Also Release the October 20th, 2017, second scope memo recently discovered.

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776 Responses to The Obama Use of FISA-702 as a Domestic Political Surveillance Program….

  1. Dim Osmab says:

    Offtopic but now that is revealed that Flynn was under investigation from july 2016.

    Why didn’t FBI warn Trump that he can’t hire him because of this investigation.

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    • Annie says:

      What an excellent question. Another defensive briefing not done. Why? Because they were spying unlawfully, that’s why. They knew he wasn’t a threat. Just like they knew Trump wasn’t a threat.

      Dear God these people need justice.

      Liked by 23 people

      • bertdilbert says:

        It is looking more and more like Fusion GPS got busted for illegal spying and the Dirty Dossier was the antidote to keep Simpson and others out of jail. Sundance just busted it wide open with this post.

        Liked by 12 people

      • anthony earl says:

        im guessing about at least 25 people minimum need to put in prison so far. im sure that there should be about 50 plus if we include msm cohorts too.

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        • And that is just the tip…Don’t forget, someone was putting out the 0400(a.m.) talking points to the MSM…Go at this from the newsies side and also from inside the security apparatus…

          This is like the Millkan Oil Drop Experiment…once the VERY INNER circle is obtained the rest will turn…

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          • jeff montanye says:

            albeit most criminal prosecutions of conspiracies start at the bottom and work up. i hope eric holder and the original irs abuses that lead directly into the cia/fbi small group are also targeted eventually. sundance is covering himself (if mark levin, scum, is to be believed that his first name is mark) with glory. this is absolutely top flight journalism, history, analysis, call it what you will. he so deserves those pulitzer prizes the nyt and wapo got for their corrupt russiagate stories (and obama’s nobel while we are at it).

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        • Prison? No, this is absolutely treason. This is KGB at its finest. Now we KNOW why Obama told Medvedev to tell Vladimir that he would have more flexibility after his re-election. Hang ‘em high for all to see.

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        • They are ALL death penalty eligible.

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          • sat0422 says:

            Well, well, well. It looks like the John Roberts of the Supreme Court, the guy with oversight of the FISA court, just got tagged.
            He was/is like Jeff Sessions. They are scared crap-less about being hung out to dry by the hair of their stupid little heads.
            They probably just threatened Sessions with something that would be made to look like a crime by Wasserman/Mueller.
            As for John Roberts, I do believe that he has oversight duties over the FISA court. Now, we know they have the illegally adopted children, but do they have more? John Roberts is a stooge.
            Hopefully Sundance can bring them into this murky scandal soon.
            “Hang ’em High.” I really like that statement.

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            • jeff montanye says:

              over five years in prison would be more than i expect any of these people to get (it’s not like they pretended their children could row a boat and corruptly got into usc, that’s forty years, i see). let’s find out if anyone gets more than say muhammed ali “got” for refusing to fight in vietnam (couldn’t box professionally for three years, seven months) before his sentence was overturned (never imprisoned).

              treason is a tough conviction but it doesn’t have a statute of limitations. we will be learning a lot about statutes of limitations in the near future. perhaps sundance could shed some of that wonderful sunshine on this area.

              it is of some consolation that there is also no statute of limitations on murder, which keeps the first bush administration on the hook for the illegal killing of the 3,000 in nyc, washington and pennsylvania (and probably elsewhere), even if the greater crime of the
              hundreds of thousands dead in afghanistan and iraq is beyond u.s. law.

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            • Jim in TN says:

              Speaking of Roberts, the Obamacare case was heard in March 2012 and decided in late June 2012.

              So if somebody was trying to find a way to influence Roberts, they could have used old preexisting tax records, (about the time Sundance says they realized this was useless), or use their new systemic FISA abuse system.

              Of course, they knew Obamacare was going to the court as soon as they passed it in 2010. They knew that would happen as they wrote it. So for people who ‘plan’ everything they probably weren’t going to leave that detail to chance.

              So Obamacare passes in early 2010, and in a few months, they are illegally giving tax information to the DOJ.

              And that system of spying is ending at the same time as Obamacare is being decided and Romney is slowly winning the Republican nomination.

              And magically Roberts contorts himself, the Constitution, and even the concept of logic to make sure Obama gets his way. And inexplicably, Romney stops actually trying to win the debates, letting Obama win.

              And somehow, both have been taking public stands against President Trump.

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              • Bogeyfree says:

                The Montgomery tapes clearly say they gathered information on JUDGES!

                This was back in 2009-2012 period I believe.

                How does that saying go, if the glove fits……..

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        • FrankieZee says:

          Barr can keep busy investigating these traitors for TWO LIFETIMES, that is how many criminals are involved.

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      • Annie- no, We the People need Justice. These criminals need the gallows.

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    • jupitercomm says:

      Lindsey Graham has repeatedly raised that Q, almost naively, almost like “This may be a stupid Q but …..” I noticed it got some ppl’s attention b/c I recently saw it reported that the only position from which that decision could be made from inside the WH, the NSC

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      • jmclever says:

        That is a psychological tactic. Starting your question with “I may be wrong” or “This may be a stupid question” gets people to let down their walls where otherwise their minds have already been made up.

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    • Dr.Jay says:

      Much earlier than that AFAIK. Try 2014 or 2015. Certainly not as late as that.

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      • Jonathan Jenkins says:

        So what happens when all of this blows wide open and alphabet agency heads go to jail?
        How many cases are thrown out? I hate to say it but will they really do it can you imagine the fall out from it all?

        Liked by 1 person

        • sat0422 says:

          Maybe it will lead to better people being appointed as head of many alphabet agencies.

          Liked by 2 people

        • livefreeordieguy says:

          I believe that is exactly the question they will ask AG Barr, Jonathan, and with that question, put massive pressure on Barr to NOT blow it wide open… Barr will be told that the damage to the country will be too great (‘we may never recover from the chaos’) and the unknown, unintended consequences are far too risky… They will push Barr hard to do ‘just enough’ to make the American people believe that justice was done, that the DoJ/FBI house has been cleaned, and we (the American people) can have faith in the law enforcement agencies again… We need full sunlight on all of this, Mr. Barr… We can handle it.

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        • Diddian says:

          “How many cases are thrown out?”

          If there was this level of criminality targeted at their political opposition by these investigators and prosecutors, any reasonable person MUST validly question whether there is any basis for assuming these investigators and prosecutors exercised lawful restraints in any case they touched.

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    • Joshua2415 says:

      Because the FBI WANTED the under-surveillance Flynn inside the Trump White House.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Will Hunt says:

      The scale of malfeasance, negligence and criminality among senior government officials is sickening and terrifying. Not just the criminal actors but the multitude of non-criminal actors who were aware of what was happening and did nothing – stomach turning!

      Liked by 6 people

      • jeff montanye says:

        while it is apparently a crime for julian assange to truthfully report war crimes in iraq, for falsely reporting russiagate collusion stories the new york times and the washington post are punished with pultizer prizes. no law against that.

        Liked by 3 people

    • Petey says:

      It s important to remember that Gen. Flynn bucked Obama so much that Obama fired him. Obama and his minions would regard not telling DJT as a 2fer. Using fFynn to screw DJT

      Liked by 6 people

    • John Obidienzo says:

      Obama himself participated in building the after the fact justification [alibi] for a counterintelligence investigation. Less than two days after the election, he sat with President-elect Trump and warned him not to hire General Flynn as his National Security adviser.

      And on May 8, 2017, the day before Comey was fired, Ex-Acting AG, Sally Yates testified that she had earlier told the White House that then-National Security Adviser Mike Flynn could be blackmailed by the Russians.

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  2. Dim Osmab says:

    Remember Nellie testimony. She received list of Manafort flights from FusionGPS

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  3. Annie says:

    How soon until we have to put an asterisk next to Obama’s 2012 re-election?

    Because you know it’s coming…

    Liked by 16 people

    • jeff montanye says:

      oh he could have beaten mitt romney without doing any of this. and if hillary hadn’t done what she did the election probably would have been marginally closer (still would have lost). she apparently couldn’t imagine that the old p grabber was so much less corrupt than she.

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  4. evergreen says:

    And get to the bottom of the UN ambassador unmasking–or allowing someone in her stead to do so. Prosecute that one.

    By the way, if Collier says 85% of certain queries were illegal and the info ultimately passed to illegal recipients, uh, why isn’t anyone being prosecuted??

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    • Daniel says:

      Why? Because the NSA program utilized is unconstitutional to begin with and they want to protect it. The entire nation is under active surveillance. They have lied in every way trying to say it’s more like “passive surveillance” or that it’s only meta data. It’s all lies. The information is collected and indexed in an enormous database. Farkas and others stupidly revealed it was being utilized by contractors not held to the same constitutional standards and oversight as government employees.

      All of the signals and wires are tapped at all times. Why anyone ever believed a bureaucracy would protect or defend the constitution of the US escapes reason. I imagine it became an addictively alluring [powerful] resource and none could resist making use of it.

      There are terms we use and understand such as “parallel construction.” We’ve known for a LONG time about this term and its meaning. The sources and methods (the national and global spying) were to be ‘protected.’ There is no probable cause for any of this. We’re inching dangerously close to the public’s consciousness finally understanding it all.

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      • LIke I have said before…the security apparatus is too large too handle and have the Rights of Citizens NOT be trampled on…STREAMLINE!!!

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        Daniel, it has occurred to me that we could reach the less-informed by implementing the K.I.S.S. principle (keep it simple, stupid). The average news consumer would understand this:

        Protecting “sources & methods” is an excuse for hiding illegal mass spying. It’s a cover-up for crimes against innocent citizens.

        THIS should be the narrative out front. Let the 3-letters prove otherwise.

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      • Daniel- and the big Tech companies and Masters of the Universe are keeping it all running smoothly.

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        • jmclever says:

          YES! and they help the database connect people for the “two hops” with stupid stuff like “Sibling Day” and all those stupid FB quizzes that get ppl to reveal their graduation dates, schools, etc so that one Michael Cohen is differentiated from another more easily.

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      • beach lover says:

        Bingo. But this is exactly why I’m afraid they will cover this all up. Well, to this extent anyway. They will try to hold some lower accountable… maybe even give up Comey, and Strzok and a few others… but to engulf the upper administration and all of the agencies involved would rock our country to the foundation. Unfortunately, the rats know this and are counting on the leaders now to cover for them. So far, it has worked. Let’s see how far Barr, and his team inside the DOJ will go.

        Which brings me to Rosenstein. How in the world is he standing behind Barr knowing all this? He has to know what was done. He is the lynchpin now. He better be kept in tow for a while and not let him out of Barr’s control for a while yet.

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        • Daniel says:

          During his last days in office, I’d like to see Trump act to end the NSA data collection scam. Even if he has to use that system “lawfully” again every member of congress and the members of the SCOTUS directly; I would approve of such action if only to show them directly what it means to have the shoe on the other foot. There are no “right hands” for this type of power. And even if there were, those hands would only exist temporarily and there can be no guarantee of continuity of “right hands” into the future and no guarantee that those right hands will never be compromised in any way.

          It needs to end.

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      • livefreeordieguy says:

        Exactly, Daniel… Above all, NSA wants to ‘protect the program’… Admiral Rogers is a hero in this story, but even his answers to Senator Lankford in the clip above is chock full of double-speak and dancing around the real issue… If he had said what he really knew to be true, he knows what would have happened… He was trying to fix an abhorrent issue without revealing how abhorrent it was…

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    • Will Hunt says:

      Collier’s behavior is not exactly valiant here. She writes a “report” and does what exactly???

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      • jeff montanye says:

        more than any other fisa judge in history? what percentage of the refusals for that year were the three on carter page?

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      • jmclever says:

        As a member of the Judicial Branch, she can only do so much and stay within her constitutional boundaries. Plus, we do not know what other things have transpired since all of it would be classified by its very nature.

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  5. Daniel says:

    We’re finally getting to the top of the food chain. Finally. It’s funny because there were some wild-crazy guys on youtube during the 2016 primaries talking about this stuff – talking about using allied intelligence resources and all manner of things which, when linked here by other users, never got much interest or traction. It essentially went dismissed. And while it’s true no proof was offered to substantiate the claims, it’s very very interesting to see, looking back, they were entirely true. (Not saying CTH should ever jump only a story without proper facts to back things up, just that I filed away that line as interesting.)

    Community organizer. Communist organizer. His mother was a known communist. His fathers were also. He was a strange kind of acclaimed constitutional scholar? Rapidly turns the country’s intelligence into a secret police state? Nothing of this kind changes so quickly in government. This had to have been going on for a very long time — decades in some form or another. I rather suspect it just took a short while before they trusted Obama to lend those tools to him for [ab]use.

    Look at how quickly the DHS was assembled. Ever see government react so quickly and in such a large way? I haven’t and neither has anyone else. The NSA whistles being blown is another example of the truth trying to get out to the public.

    This is not just a lot of crazy conspiracy theory. It’s now coming to light and the pieces of the puzzle of the grand conspiracy are coming together.

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    • glissmeister says:

      What a thought — 9/11 was indeed the predicate; the precursor to the CREATION of the DHS. It always surprised me how the Hamilton commission just kinda went “poof” and then there was this new species of agency urgently needed called DHS. That doesn’t happen overnight either.

      Then there’s the issues of the Gorelick wall preventing the 9/11 hijackers being discovered before the attacks that day. Everywhere you turn, Democrats in charge. Clintons. Mueller in the middle. Faster and furiouser. Faster and furiouser. $$$ Gone Wild.

      “Look at how quickly the DHS was assembled. Ever see government react so quickly and in such a large way?…”

      It’s almost like there’s an arc of causality from then to today.

      Now we have a POTUS from the heart of the city that saw so many die so horribly.

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      • glissmeister says:

        And what do those who hate him so have in common?

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        • Daniel says:

          I don’t like to characterize the opposition as “haters.” Hate is a petty emotional response. They oppose him strongly and it is because he opposes their agenda. Hate is based on feelings and violations of morality. The opposition, despite their claims, do not exhibit any sort of morality and only feign emotional reactions in front of cameras.

          The people who genuinely “hate” Trump only do so because they were told to hate him by the media. But you can’t convince me that the ‘professionals’ in politics have some sort of emotional response to Trump. This is war, not hate.

          And if you want to characterize a thing, do it accurately or you risk a cascade of misunderstanding.

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          • jmclever says:

            I would agree with you entirely except that TDS is a very real phenomenon and does seem to have an irrational emotional element involved. That irrationality seems to be what is undoing them to a degree. Maybe it started out as “just business,” but the more they fail to take Trump down, the more the TDS creeps in and takes hold?

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      • jeff montanye says:

        democrats in charge is more than a stretch for 9-11. republicans were in charge (not that the likud mossad wasn’t ready with joe lieberman and a very bad cold or possibly a scaliattack for al gore if necessary) that day in late summer 2001. it was dick cheney, don rumsfeld, paul wolfowitz, dov zakheim and, kind of as an afterthought, down there in the schoolhouse, george bush, who helped the mossad, larry silverstein and other sayanim and assets known and unknown pull off the mother of all false flags. the tonkin bay incident is jealous (democrat there, lbj).

        almost like an arc of causality? yeah, almost. https://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=bollyn+video+the+war+on+terror

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        • Daylight58 says:

          They may have been in charge at the top that day, but much of the planning for the event had already happened during the waning days of the Clinton-Clinton-Gore Administration.

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        • Daniel says:

          What does “in charge” even mean when the deep state and shadow government have been in charge for a very, very long time.

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      My hearts sank as I read your post. Yes, the thought of this type of “spying/surveilling” of citizens, noncitizens, political opponents…has always been in the back of my mind but I’d always polish it off with “This could never happen in our country”. I am sicked by the sheer evil that has permeated our government and lives. And they call us deplorables? Thank you Sundance for your endless patience and never, ever giving up attitude to uncover and share the truth. We can handle it and are hopefully ready for what is to come. God is on our side I am sure! Continue to pray Treepers and remember MAGA does not only mean Make America Great — it also means:
      MAGA = Man Asked God Answered
      MAGA = Many Are Getting Arrested.
      May the arrests begin today!

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      • jeff montanye says:

        mueller always goes awry? mukasey attorney general atrociously? maybe asses get apprehended? many awaken gradually abruptly? millennials apparently give attention? msm anticipate gigantic anguish?

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      • Daniel says:

        But at least is was a more civilized tyranny. But at the end of the day, is there really a difference between:

        A) A Police State
        B) A Polite State

        ? Just a thought. One letter difference.

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    • Mark L. says:

      William Binney, has been shedding on this topic for a long time.

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    • And while it’s true no proof was offered to substantiate the claims

      That hasn’t been applied to President Trump. They have trampled all over his rights, created narratives, planted people that THEY sent to Russia, spied, my cold anger has just caused my blood to boil and my BP has probably risen 50 points!

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      • Conservative_302 says:

        No kidding. Imagine if the government threw the kitchen sink at you to create some crime against you that didn’t exist. This is really scary. Imagine if Trump lost? It makes me sick thinking where we would be now. We’d be Hillary’s subjects. How we turn this all around and send these treasonous people to prison, and make it safe so we can wear a MAGA hat seems like a dream. I hope I am surprised like I was after voting for Trump on Nov 9, 2016. I pray God will save America.

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    • Will Hunt says:

      how brilliant of the miscreants to use a black male to execute this plot. Any in depth examination and criticism of his past actions and background would be immediately attacked as bigotry and racism.

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    • spoogels says:

      A plan long in the making by Commies:
      https://www.1776channel.com/2015/07/13/us/fuddy-subud-ayers/

      &
      CIA assets killed in China soon after Leon Panetta took over…Panetta tied to communist Hugh De Lacy, a suspected Chinese agent
      https://www.1776channel.com/2017/05/20/us/cia-assets-killed-china-soon-leon-panetta-took-cia-panetta-tied-communist-hugh-de-lacy-suspected-chinese-agent/

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  6. Hmmm... says:

    Edward Snowden revealed this system. He described this exactly and said contractors were using it to search ex girlfriends etc. You may disagree with his method of exposing it but it is pretty clear that he would have not been protected as a whistle blower. These guys were way too invested in the power that came from these systems and he was 100% correct in his belief that he had only one legitimate option available to blow the whistle.

    Shockingly despite revealing exactly what these systems did and how they were being abused the abuse did not stop rather they just hid it and used it for even more nefarious purposes. When you consider how evil these guys who ran these systems really are then what would previously be considered nutty conspiracy theories about blackmail files really aren’t so nutty after all.

    The very sad part in all of it is that the libertarian left vanished. They have just evaporated. They proved their partisan loyalty was higher than any ideals they held for privacy and government limits. It’s just shockingly sad to see the same people who protested the Patriot act turn around retweet Hayden or Clapper because they said something anti-Trump. I used to have that one sliver of common beliefs with some of them and it just went away when Trump Derangement Syndrome set in.

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    • DeAnna Vaughn says:

      Snowden was inserted by the CIA to expose the NSA and all their sources and methods in order to damage their ability to collect data. He did this in order to facilitate the communications of the Deep State such that the Iran deal could be accomplished without drawing attention to all the bribery and money laundering that went along with the palates of CASH that was sent to them.

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      • snellvillebob says:

        The CIA had nothing to win by exposing the NSA as I am sure they were exploiting the database as well. Eric Snowden by the way could easily be swapped for George $oros who is a wanted man by Mr. Putin. Snowden should get a pardon.

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      • Alligator Gar says:

        Or he was not. Depends on whom you chose to believe.

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      • Newhere says:

        How would exposing NSA sources and methods, ostensibly to damage ability to collect data, facilitate deep state communications, for example to help accomplish the Iran deal? A lot of leaps here. This would need a deep dive like the one SD just provided for FISA (and has been carefully parsing for years). Otherwise it’s a hypothesis only. And one asserting steps as logical or axiomatic that aren’t necessarily so.

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    • Pyrthroes says:

      Self-serving protestations to the contrary, by definition there is no such thing as a “libertarian Left”. By very nature, creeps-and-thugs that gravitate to embrace Big Brother are infantile-regressive mealworms with no more concern for civil (or any other) liberties than Heinrich Himmler or Lavrenti Beria.

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      • glissmeister says:

        Conducting politics as an ongoing criminal enterprise.

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      • jeff montanye says:

        jimmy dore, glenn greenwald, aaron mate, patrick lawrence, matt taibbi, julia ioffe, and masha gessen identify as leftists, possibly even libertarian leftists, and they definitely risked their careers to a greater or lesser degree to discredit, sooner or later, the russiagate international corrupt organization (rico).

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    • glissmeister says:

      “Save our Democracy” is codespeak for “Protect our Syndicate from Constitutional constraints.”

      Mob Rule. By Any Means Necessary.

      That’s 5th Column codespeak folks. That’s the voice of organized sedition and racketeering by agents and officers of alien non-human persons (corporations, profit and non) and foreign interests (governments and non) seeking to subvert and subordinate the Constitution of our nation and its citizens to the will of alien persons, foreign interests and domestic enemies of the Constitution of the United States, its fidelity, sovereignty and citizenry.

      I fear sedition is just the beginning of what is really going on here.

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  7. The Boss says:

    As posted on another thread, and bearing repetition here: it is apparent that the “elevator speech” needed to inform the uninformed and deliberately ignorant continues to be refined into the mother of all sound bites.

    Hence, the NYT attempt to deflect / pivot to a FBI / Comey corruption narrative which they hope will keep the masses happy if all accountability ends there.

    Newsflash: It won’t end there. “That I can tell you”.

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  8. Wonders shall never end!

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  9. Wonders shall never end!

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  10. Troublemaker10 says:

    Well, here it is…..

    “Barr’s Roadmap”.

    Thank you so much, Sundance, for taking something so complex and explaining it in such an understandable way.

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    • beach lover says:

      Absolutely! Can you imagine this ever being discovered if the swamp had their way?

      Now, PDJT needs to talk more about the swamp and the Deep State, and how it has permeated our entire justice system.

      He is free now to ask and see all the answers ~ and time is awasting. This is his justice system now.. run by a good guy and one that is probably astounded what he is discovering was done by the last administration. This CANNOT be just a report by Horowitz of what can be done so this never happens again.. or as Wray said.. to have clinics on awareness. Talk about gobbledegook AKA Swamp Speak!

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  11. jupitercomm says:

    Gonna ask a stupid Q: who else realizes we’re drifting into uncharted territory, that there’s no legal or political precedent for approaching this?

    There’s no scandal, no story, no investigation that can serve as a ready-made model. Closest thing I can think of is the Church Committee, but this is far beyond that.

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    • jupitercomm says:

      I’m not saying the underlying actions are unprecedented, although they are…… LBJ spying on Goldwater & Nixon comes to mind. Yes, using the Fed Gov to gain an “unfair” political advantage over a rival is not unprecedented. It’s the scale that’s unprecedented & here I’m claiming, in dialectical fashion, the difference in degree becomes a difference in kind.

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      • Mark L. says:

        I think the big difference now is that technology has advanced to such a scale that nothing escapes scrutiny. But that surveillance can more easily exposed and thus brought into a court. It’s a double edged sword.

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        • jeff montanye says:

          precisely. earlier the kennedy brothers could be assassinated and the assassins escape prosecution until an easeful death (e.g. ghw bush; hope there were some last minute jitters about trump). semi ditto the gw bush administration who are mostly still alive and susceptible to the non-existent statute of limitations on murder. however the internet was more advanced and near universal by 2016 and, the sine qua non, president trump was seen as a real reformer unlike the ersatz one, barack “ain’t he cool and dark?” obama whose day is coming round. muh legacy indeed.

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    • Annie says:

      <>

      This is so big, so important; it is so absolutely ESSENTIAL this fire be put out NEVER TO FLARE UP AGAIN, I worry DEEPLY our fate may lie in the hands of LINDSEY BLEEPING GRAHAM.

      Now, I realize Attorney General Barr has this in his sights, but honestly, how is this do-able by one man? I mean it. This is so big, so BAD, it’s not just a matter of enforcement, it’s a matter of POLITICAL WILL, and as we have been reminded again this past weekend by Mittens’ UNBELIEVABLY AWFUL response to the Mueller Dossier, THE SWAMP IS ALIVE AND WELL AND DEEP. They are DUG IN.

      Did you notice? THE HOWLING SILENCE from LEADERSHIP?

      WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE??? Where are REPUBLICANS SCREAMING about the STASI COUP???? Richard Burr? Chair of Senate Intel? GIVE ME A BREAK. You can smell his cologne through the television. He probably has a man-pedi everyday, facials once a week, and Brazilian waxes every Saturday night – just cuz he likes it.

      Kevin McCarthy? Paul Ryan? Who RAN with Mittens? HOW DO THESE GUYS NOT KNOW THEY WERE SPIED ON IN 2012????? You’d THINK they’d be a TEENSY BIT HACKED OFF they had the White House STOLEN from them, but noooooo… Gotta get the swamp love from all their little swamp friends on the Hill and in the garbage media.

      No, I think we may need to turn this over to the military – and there would be ample justification to do so. THIS WAS A COUP. A legit, honest-to-God COUP.

      As I’ve tweeted (at @AnnieAsheFields):

      It’s one thing to spy on a Manhattan real estate developer.

      It’s another to spy on the Republican nominee.

      Still another to spy on the President-elect.

      BUT WHEN THEY KEPT GOING AFTER January 20, 2017 IT BECAME A COUP.

      In ANY OTHER TIME this would be cause for nationwide riots.

      I’m BITTERLY angry about this, and I don’t expect that to stop anytime soon.

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      • jupitercomm says:

        The perfect crime leaves no traces, so it really is an ALMOST perfect crime…

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        • Newhere says:

          But this crime left a gazillion traces … what it attempted to do was to leave no one (of consequence) undirtied, unimplicated. If Admiral Rogers hadn’t run the audit, if he looked the other way, we probably wouldn’t be here. After that, a few people had to make calculatedly courageous decisions, like unredacting some of the FISC report on the abuse. And, of course, Trump had to win.

          But it wasn’t about leaving no traces. Traces abound. It was about gaining enough CONTROL to halt accountability, and to stop or eliminate anyone who would try.

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      • Kevin McCarthy? Paul Ryan? Who RAN with Mittens? HOW DO THESE GUYS NOT KNOW THEY WERE SPIED ON IN 2012????? You’d THINK they’d be a TEENSY BIT HACKED OFF they had the White House STOLEN from them, but noooooo

        Their financial security was far more important to them than honesty, integrity or country. 200 years ago it was all about country for those in government. Today it’s all about “what’s in it for me?” For many. If not most, it’s all about money. For Obama, it was and is all about power, control, tyranny.

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        • Conservative_302 says:

          For the first time in my life, I am worried for young kids who want to join the military. I may be over reacting, but this corruption I dont trust the reason politicians commit our troops to wars. 1. How can you commit our kids to fighting wars when they don’t have the latest and greatest to defend themselves. Thankfully Trump understands this. 2. Corrupt and treasonous politicians and the deep state being so numerous, how can we trust they won’t commit us to wars we can’t win and not give a care so how many will die? I know these problems habe been around forever, but the current coup attempt makes me outraged at government corruption where I used to be passive about it. Sad, but true.

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          • Peoria Jones says:

            My mother used to lament that with each passing war, we were depriving our national gene pool of its best men. 😦

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            • West Highlands says:

              I agree with your mother.

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              • Alligator Gar says:

                That’s kind of harsh, but we are also wimping our soldiers down when we see Mexican soldiers allowed to waltz into the USA and disarm American soldiers. And we are told the American soldiers who meekly handed the Mexican military their firearms were “following protocol.” Talk about blood boiling!

                No wonder we haven’t won a war since WW II. And it’s not the soldiers’ faults.

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      • nats1mom says:

        Well stated Annie! I couldn’t agree with you more. I am more than “bitterly” angry. I am sick to my stomach angry. What a blessing to belong to this site, all these wonderful intelligent Treepers and, most of all the great work, investigation SUNDANCE has done. I continue to pray for justice.

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    • Streak 264 says:

      Violating peoples 4th amendment is a crime. Then you add Lying to the courts, Blackmail, Extortion, Passing of classified information etc. etc etc…….
      Treason would be the most important.

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      • jupitercomm says:

        You left out “criminal conspiracy,” which is precisely what the “by the book” defense addresses.

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      • Hmmm... says:

        The problem is the scale. The agencies, the politicians, the press, and the courts were all active in the process and the coverup. They willfully violated the Constitution then hid it. It destroys the credibility of virtually all of the Federal government. If they did what is alleged in this article and it is revealed then the consequences are staggering. What moral basis does the US government have to condemn China and Russia for doing some of the same things? The joke of condemning Putin for interfering in an election when the previous administration was doing it on an even grander scale would be incredibly destabilizing.

        The scale of the hoax is the only thing protecting it at this point.

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        • lotbusyexec says:

          Time to get rid of all 3 and many of the 4 digit agencies. Combine some of them and then TOTALLY CLEAN house.

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          • BOTTOM LINE: THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT PDJT IS ABOUT TO DO!!! Once the Re-Org occurs, and it will, even the McTurtle won’t be able to stop it!!! I believe PDJT HAS THE GOODS ON EVERYONE IN BOTH SIDES OF CONGRESS!!!

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            • FrankieZee says:

              I have always thought that Trump has a copy of the Weiner laptop, given to him by Rudy G, which was given to hum by the NYPD when they found it. No human being could walk around so confidently like Trump does while getting hammered 24/7/365.

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              • Cam Heck says:

                Interesting thought, Frankie, his resilience borders on super-human, for certain.

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              • Frankie…That is SO FAR OUT of left field that I do believe that is EXACTLY the case. No one has heard hide-no-hare from that couple since he was released…The NYPD MAY NOT HAVE USED THE LAPTOP BUT THE INFORMATION ON THE LAPTOP was given to PDJT by GUILIANI…Which is NOT ILLEGAL since NO ONE is Claiming they OWN the inforamtion ON it…OOOOOOH BOY … Wouldn’t NOT want to be around the one who smells like cabbage and old farts!!!

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        • WSB says:

          That would be a ‘Fake’ Federal Government. No need for it.

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        • beach lover says:

          “The scale of the hoax is the only thing protecting it at this point.”

          Well stated.

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    • cboldt says:

      The Church Committee was sound and fury, resulting in legislation to create a secret process that supposedly would curtail the snooping. How did it work out? Snooping increased, now with “even more blessing and legitimacy.” Every single time Congress steps in with the claim it is protecting privacy, what it is actually doing is protecting snooping, and taking more of your money to enable it.

      How much did FISA system cost? How much does it cost a year? Makework for high-paid people. Government expansion, and you bet they will protect it. Better still, for them, is to expand it.

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    • spoogels says:

      General Smedley Butler who stopped the 1930s Plot to Overthrow the President
      Prescott Bush, one of the men implicated in the Business Plot

      https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/navigation/community/arcadia-and-thp-blog/september-2018/smedley-butler-and-the-1930s-plot-to-overthrow-the

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  12. Streak 264 says:

    FLASHBACK: Maxine Waters on Obama Database

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    • I have said since I first heard this—loose lips sink ships. Mad Max’s slip confirmed to me the Lois Lerner IRS SCANDAL backed up by her useful idiot Koskinen. Eric Holder was actually in full CMA mode (that’s cover MY a$$) when he asked for the CDs rather than doing the searches or having them done by DOJ. He fancies himself smart. The only thing true in that statement is he fancies. We now know about the illegal about searches done by so many parts of the 44 administration. Had Hilliary still been a part, Obama would probably have asked her to Arkancide Admiral Rogers.
      Maxine has called, no screamed, for impeachment almost longer than anyone else (except Al Green). She knows what Obama did. She wants to protect him and his “legacy”. Any statement of impeachment being warranted is coverup fo Obama and his SCANDALous cabal!

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  13. Eastender says:

    Thank God for people like Admiral Rogers, who had the courage and fortitude to speak up. And, thank you Sundance, for laying it all out for your readers. It is a relief to know honesty and courage still exist in this troublesome world.

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    • Arrest Soros says:

      I just don’t trust anyone any more.
      Why did Adm. Rogers retire in the middle of a very important issue for the Republic?
      Why did he change procedures, the result of which is that the white hats can’t now use the very same procedures to expose the traitorous cabal?
      Rogers knew EVERYTHING, yet he mostly kept his mouth shut (one exception being that he told Trump he was being surveilled).

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      • Streak 264 says:

        Me thinks he was helping them till he saw Trump was going to win.
        Then he went to Trump with confession then Trump told him to fix it and retire.
        Just my opinion.

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      • sundance says:

        Don’t be hard on Mike Rogers. He didn’t know anything outside of his compartment.

        He knew about the FISA database abuse; and apparently warned President-Elect Trump that his campaign and perhaps himself were part of the extracted “identifiers” within the database.

        However, beyond that, Mike Rogers was compartmentally cut out. He had no idea about the Brennan operation (July 31, 2016)…. or the Comey/McCabe operation with the Steele Dossier etc.

        Once they stopped using the NSA database, Mike Rogers would not know what they were doing. However, he did know Russia wasn’t involved and he refused to sign off on the phoney Russia interference documents (JAR and ICA). Even saying to congress he had a different and more skeptical/less confident perspective.

        Rogers was of little to no help to President Trump once his own compartment was secure.

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        • Mark L. says:

          That compartmental design is used throughout the C_A and FBI for a reason. It works.

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        • WSB says:

          Rogers was NSA Director starting in 2014, and he was a deputy before that. Who was the analyst who came forward, and why were these 85% illegal searches not evident to the same anaylists prior to March 2016?

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          • JohninMK says:

            Maybe as this level of enquiries had become the norm from say 2013 it was not raised as an issue when Rogers was appointed. Perhaps it was a new appointee under him early 2016 that raised a red flag. Once raised things happened quickly. If I am correct it is that person that deserves the medal.

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        • The Demon Slick says:

          Are we sure fusion gps wasn’t an fbi contractor with direct access to the nsa database? Or Perkins Coie? Who were the contractors? I want to know. I think it will be revealing.

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        • You know, Sundance, over the years….. as this spying of the Obama Administration was ongoing… you wrote about it. The surveillance of Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman, Dianne Feinstein, the IRS scandal, the DOJ IRS files on disks, Catherine Engelbrecht’s horrendous ordeal… you KNEW or highly suspected what was going on.

          As this current scandal began… the Steele Dossier, the FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page… all of it …. YOU KNEW the FISA -702(16)(17) abuse was the key to unraveling the whole conspiracy! Time and again you returned to this.

          AND YOU WERE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

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    • Conservative_302 says:

      He is a teue patriot.

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      • steph_gray says:

        I forgot which interviewee on our side recently (could have been Joe D) said about Admiral Rogers, when asked why he hasn’t come out and spoken, that “He did the right thing. He shut up.” This was followed by an opinion that the Admiral will eventually speak to all this.

        Timing!

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  14. Troublemaker10 says:

    People should be in jail for this. Evidently, it’s a large percentage of people, too.

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  15. Bert Darrell says:

    What we have learned so far:
    Everything that America loving PDJT touches turns into gold.
    Everything America hater Obama touches turns into sh!t, the illegal kind.

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  16. Angel Martin says:

    SD well done ! Great detective work on the approx scale of this 702 abuse and the timeline.

    If it was politically motivated and goes back to 2012, it will have covered a lot politicians from both parties, and their families, friends, supporters, donors, campaign staff, office staff etc.

    There may be enough people who don’t like what happened to them and realize the future danger to their personal interests to do something.

    Here’s hoping !

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  17. Streak 264 says:

    Been going on even longer than you say. Remember Justice Robert’s?
    They use the system to blackmail and extort for money and global policies.
    Been doing it since Ma Bell!
    Want to get a new policy? Dig up dirt.
    Needs some cash? Dig up dirt.
    The system was never meant to fight terrorism. Never.
    The Clinton’s started using the system the day Bill got elected. Her job was to collect dirt on anyone that could or would ever go after them for past and future crimes. They probably even targeted children that would likely become someone that could come after them for future wrongs.

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    • Fannie says:

      “His kind must not rise again.”

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      Didn’t HilLIARy have a bunch of FBI files stashed under her bed? I believe you are correct. Sundance has laid out the facts he currently has in front of him. I still don’t know how he finds the time, energy, and wherewithal to have meticulously arranged these MANY intricate puzzle pieces and his ability to carefully present this well thought out and highly documented scandal-laden picture. If we gave him unlimited time I can guarantee we’d know the depth and breadth of many a scandal. I’m good with what he laid before us today! Now, I’d like to see real justice. On a side note, behind every great man is a great woman, so a big shout out today goes to Menagerie and their family. God bless you all ❤️

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  18. trumpsbamagirl says:

    How do we know that the media is in on the scandal? Because a “3rd rate burglary” became a constitutional crisis known as Watergate thanks to the media.

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    • And they only go after Trump for being spied on. They ARE fake news.

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    • Conservative_302 says:

      I always recall the facts that Obama sent cash on pallets to Iran. He allowed 20%of our uranium to be sold to Russia, and Benghazi. The media is completely silent. If Trump had done this, it would be all over the news and he would have been impeached by now. That’s how I know they are fake news.

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      • Judith says:

        Don’t forget that Obama weaponized every compartment of government, communicated with Hellary over an unsecured, private server to hide their many crimes AND installed enemy combatants like Hellary, the Awan bros and Huma in VERY high places. His illegitimate presidency truly was an abomination.

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  19. Sugarhillhardrock says:

    Sundance,
    You are the Oracle.
    Thank you.

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  20. Publius2016 says:

    They PLANTED EVIDENCE! Vault 7 release exposed the Coup!! The “Trump Tower Pings” were more than just cover story…IT WAS THEIR PLAN!!!

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  21. Publius2016 says:

    Great review…another reason why the Dimms want to get their hands on 45 Taxes: The Dimms already have them but need to link the Secret Research Project with the IRS Scandal…ie Change the Subject…

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  22. EnoughIsEnough says:

    Wow. This article by Sundance should be required reading. It is the most thorough, accurate synopsis of what transpired, in easy-to-understand language. I am literally shaking from anger, and suspect if partisans and those afflicted with TDS would put aside their politics and really digest what happened, they would be equally outraged. Thank you, Sundance. You have taken information overload and put it into a timeline that makes sense to explain the events of the past few years. Your gift is appreciated more than you know.

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  23. Publius2016 says:

    Remember, 21st Century Surveillance includes digital, infrared, other 3D real time surveillance…each query could’ve returned actual moments in time: SICK/BAD!

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  24. Why is Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts never mentioned in this scandal? He is Collyer’s Supervisor, and her report must have been presented to him for review and action (what else is she going to do with it). Did Roberts commit a crime by knowingly allowing an ongoing criminal enterprise under his supervision? Did Roberts make referrals to DOJ or Gang of 8?

    Spygate hits the trifecta of government corruption at the highest levels, spoiling the Executive branch, the Legislative branch, and the Judicial branch.

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    • Abolition Man says:

      Unfortunately, there will be little outrage on the left. The radical, religious cult of Progressivism has taken over our media, schools and the Democratic Party. There is now an unusually high concentration of socio- and psychopathic personalities in all the above since Progressivism encourages them with unalloyed power and control. Any doubt or criticism will be met with as much pain and destruction as feasible; a classical Liberal like Dr. Jordan Peterson or Dave Ruben is nearly as reviled as our wonderful President Trump. These problems will never be terminatedly solved until we deal with the fact that a religion is being promoted in our schools under the auspices of the state.

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    • Why is Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts never mentioned in this scandal?

      Seriously. After the Obamacare vote you must ask? John Boy was caught well in one of those 702 about queries. His nads are on a par with NoNads. (John Boy’s head enters a room a fraction of a second after his belly unlike NoNads, who has a 15 second delay).

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Absolutely !
      The FISC Court and Roberts have a duty to prevent and punish lying and omission in their proceedings, especially in proceedings against 4th Amendment protections when THE DEFENDANT IS NOT REPRESENTED OR EVEN NOTIFIED that 4th Amendment rights are being violated by false affidavits and illegal searches. The FISA Court has become a secret “Star Chamber” court, which has been completely derelict in its duty. The FISC should have had disciplinary proceedings, punished and disbarred those who lied to the Court, and withdrawn the falsely-issued warrants long ago. I didn’t think so before, but in view of his refusal to protect the 4th Amendment abuse, I now agree the FBI must have something on Roberts…

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  25. L_Dave says:

    Thank you, Sundance, for all of your work.

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  26. jupitercomm says:

    This may also shed light on a Q I’ve had for a while: why did the Obama-era IRS go after Madonna & several non-profits associated w/ her? Test out the approach on a big celebrity w/ multiple businesses & non-profits, a brand that has lasted about as long as Trump’s & the money to do almost anything she wants?

    People don’t realize how smart she, Michael Jackson, & Prince were, business-wise. MJ screwed Sony out of billions & outbid Paul McCartney for the Beatles’ catalogue. Madonna started her own record label & discovered Alanis Morissette – against whom she would up competing for a industry awards! & Prince ofc screwed Warner Brothers just by changing his name

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    • jupitercomm says:

      As far back as 2007, the idea occurred to me: “what if an insider decided to go into business for himself/herself against the establishment? what an outsider w/ enough money & celebrity decided to run for office? could they really be stopped?” So, if I had that thought, it’s probably safe to assume it occurred to others to whom it might have been a more pressing concern

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Billions at stake with Michael Jackson and Prince! True independent artists…both friends of 45!

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      • lolli says:

        👍 Publius

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      • Deb says:

        PDJT has met Michael Jackson in the 80’s and early 90’s, but they were no longer “friends” by the time he died.

        Prince was a drug addict and no friend of PDJT.

        As for Madonna, for every smart decision she makes 10 truly stupid decisions. She’s wasted her life chasing the zeitgeist. She has money but her family can’t stand her, which is why she seeks the adoration of strangers.

        Sick people who happened to be rich.

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        • Publius2016 says:

          actually, they were friends…Michael honeymooned at Mar a Lago…Prince was featured in many 45 casinos…he also wrote lyrics about 45…both had major comebacks planned before they died of “overdose”…like ALI, they were friends of 45…

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      They also probably shook her down. Kinda like two guys I have heard of before – The Rev, Jessie Jackson, and Al Sharpton. Madonna jumped on board quickly and even threatened to “blow up the WH”. No action was taken though. Wonder why 🧐?

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  27. Apparently Fusion GPS has some abnormally powerful computers and security systems, which would be required to perform highly classified and/or sophisticated contracting work for the gov’t. Yaacov Apelbaum, in an incredibly deep dive into Fusion, Steele and the Dossier, found that Fusion’s computer systems received high level DoD and NIST authorizations for security protocols.

    This gets to SD’s assertion that contractors w/access to the NSA databases were likely selling intel to political and corporate clients.
    https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/the-mechanics-of-deception/

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  28. DiogeneseVindicated says:

    I hope to God that someone on PDJT and/or Bill Barr’s team reads this blog.

    Liked by 9 people

    • Cam Heck says:

      I copy and paste excerpts to Barr: we know the whole truth, Bill. A slap on the wrist ain’t going to cut it

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    • deepdivemaga says:

      If not Sundance, then surely Mark Levin and Bongino. While they may not be in as deep as Sundance in the weeds and analysis, they are helping expose this fraud. PDJT has retweeted them both countless times.

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  29. anthohmy says:

    If I was Trump and I got even the slightest whiff of this, I would pay Aunt Chippie to take my phone to Russia for a few days and start pocket dialing Putin. That would be the beginning of the wild goose chase.

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  30. Greg says:

    Great article SD. I hope Barr reads it. The Trump Russia collusion story was a hoax and the Russian interference story was also a hoax. Russia has been meddling in US affairs since the 30s. Nothing identified about Russian interference in 2016 was of any consequence. The Obama administration had to invent lies upon lies to cover their tracks. You would think Ben Rhodes would be the master manipulator behind this with of course help from Brennan etc. Mueller has tarnished his reputation. He knew it was a hoax from day 1. The corruption within the Obama administration and IC is staggering. The prevailing Russia narrative for the last 3 years was a big lie. They were prepared to put the country through hell to cover their backsides. In any other country the real conspirators would already be rounded up and charged with sedition. When is a reporter going to challenge Obama to justify the spying? The security reforms made after 911 need to be reviewed so this can never happen again.

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  31. Ospreyzone says:

    Imagine a reprehensible database powerful enough to provide a corrupt politician insight into any American citizen’s most private thoughts and actions; who they contacted or associated with, where they were each day, exactly what they communicated including all of their texts, what they purchased, which websites they visited, and likely, offering all of that information going back over a decade.

    Speaking of corrupt politicians, what was the most important thing on Obama’s radar in 2012 after reelection? Why, NFB v. Sebelius comes to mind. His signature legislation was on the chopping block over at the Supreme Court. Quite fortuitously for Obama though, the individual mandate was unexpectedly reclassified (by Justice Roberts) as a tax rather than a penalty in order to sustain its constitutionality – a move the dissenting judges would rightly call an extreme and very troubling exercise of judicial power. A move unanticipated by virtually every constitutional scholar observing.

    Remember the tortured look on Justice Robert’s face that day? Well, I do. And I remember thinking that he looks very much like a man that’s been leveraged beyond his worst nightmare. Quite honestly, he’s never seemed quite the same since. I’m starting to think those events make more sense now.

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    • Swanzinator says:

      Yep, and that’s surely just one of many cases where deep state goons used the overwhelming spy power of the federal government, and who knows what else, to leverage whatever dastardly result they wanted in their targets. Roberts’ Obamacare move is likely one of the more egregious examples, but I’m sure there are countless others who’ve been compromised. Sessions, Romney, Ryan and countless others were probably all caught up in this hot mess as well.

      Question now is, are these subjects so thoroughly compromised as to remain silent indefinitely, even as there are finally cracks of sunlight beginning to show through the walls that had been protecting the perpetrators?

      Hopefully one very public flip by one of these high-profile people will trigger a cascade so shocking in scope that even our brain-dead MSM will have to cover it.

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  32. anthohmy says:

    If there was any legitimate suspicion that a coup attempt was underway, could/would military intelligence intervene to investigate the DOJ from their compartment?

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  33. Swanzinator says:

    One would think Mittens at this point would be beyond excited that the Obama-era IC abuse that most certainly affected the 2012 campaign is FINALLY coming to light, and the Trump administration, post-Mueller report, is finally in a position to do something about it, with Barr leading the charge.

    But nooooooooo. Instead Mittens broadcasts to everyone that he remains a firm anti-Trump cuck. SMH.

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    • Akindole says:

      He was more than willing to lay down at the second debate with the Kenyan.
      #Uniparty answers all of those questions.

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    • BobR says:

      DOJ should make these criminals prove their innocence like they did Trump. Sekulow knows all about IRS misdeeds as he represented conservative groups. Instead of going public and exposing criminal misdeeds he chose to privately settle for his clients. Best for his clients, not good for the country. Likely the approach will be by Wray, we have put safeguards in place so this does not happen again, we have removed the bad apples, let’s move on.

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    • WSB says:

      This graph said it all to me. From usaspending.gov and a recpient query of Halper, this pops up. Halper is definitely the go-to guy when you want to meddle during a Presidential election.

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      • Mikgen says:

        Interesting….. What did Halper do in 2012? Russia was something out of the eighties, so did Mittens “collude” with AQ or what?

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        • WSB says:

          Halper, I believe was used in exactly the same way towards Mittens as he was used for PT.

          If you take a took back at the NYT and the other papers in 2012, they were starting to pile on with the same narratives we saw in 2016.

          I hate to say it but this all seems to be a standing MO. If we go back to Goldwater, Nixon, Reagan, I bet this bar graph would become even more interesting.

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  34. lotbusyexec says:

    If you think the media has not been “corrupted” take a look at The Drudge Report Headlines today or for that matter the past six months. A beaming Nancy Pelosi, an article on Trump’s lowest approval rate… All set up to fuel the impeachment narrative. Mostly anti-PDJT articles — He was a neutral/pro-Trump writer prior to the election. I am certain someone got a hold of Trump and told him it’s time to start bashing PDJT and stop with your “fluff” pieced or… (?!). Six ways to Sunday has many tentacles.

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  35. daniel1335 says:

    I have often wondered why the Title 50 code used to get a Title 1 FISA warrant against Carter Page was redacted? After reading this article, I’m thinking it is because they used this one:

    Title 50 U.S.Code §1802(b) Applications for a court order under this title are authorized if the President has, by written authorization, empowered the Attorney General to approve applications to the court having jurisdiction under section 103, and a judge to whom an application is made may, notwithstanding any other law, grant an order, in conformity with section 105, approving electronic surveillance of a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power for the purpose of obtaining foreign intelligence information, except that the court shall not have jurisdiction to grant any order approving electronic surveillance directed solely as described in paragraph (1)(A) of subsection (a) unless such surveillance may involve the acquisition of communications of any United States person.

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  36. distracted2 says:

    Interestingly, someone very close to POTUS knows everything there is to know about the FISA court – his attorney, friend and confidant, Rudy – who helped create it.

    Rudy has dropped that little nugget twice in the last couple of days in interviews on Fox. i have not heard him speak of it before so it’s curious to me that he’s bringing it to everyone’s attention now.

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  37. SpaceMan says:

    I deduced back in 2013 that 702 FISA query abuse must have been happening based on political rationales. I am a card carrying Libertarian and am not ashamed to publicly admit so. I am also a reasonably well known public figure in the tech industry and get attention from lots of quadrants. In the 1990’s I spent a good part of a decade working in Russia with the US intel agencies stopping brain drain out of post Soviet Russia to DPRK and Iran. I know the system.

    After Obama got elected, and after 25 years of never having an IRS audit, I started to have every one of my businesses audited and my personal returns audited annually. This still happens on the personal side and they find nothing – usually owe me more money for interest in the refund that they hold for a year or more. I became very vocal publicly about this and on social media. I believe that this open criticism of the Obama IRS politicization led to what followed.

    In 2013 is when the FBI started to randomly call asking for access to my computer. I still held clearances and had my own SCIF but normally the FBI only investigates security problems not routine security inspections. Their stand purpose was that I was a victim of ‘Chinese spear fishing’ attacks in my email and they needed to ‘see if malware was installed’ on my Mac. I was pretty firm during several visits that they would need a court order to get my computer and that I might like the agent personally but didn’t trust the FBI and its political policing. During the interactions, the agents described several emails that came to my account, some of which I could not locate. The only way that they knew about the referenced emails was that they were monitoring my email system – likely through a 702 query process. Mind you I am 100% patriot, have served my country proudly, and don’t knowingly break the law. It was a mystery why the FBI was suddenly monitoring me.

    I eventually bid them farewell and sent them on their way. This resulted in several years between 2013 and 2015 of on again and off again overt surveillance of my business (noticed by many of my employees and became a joke) and sometimes of my home. At times I felt paranoid and perhaps this was the idea. I was never sure and some of my employees would challenge FBI agents who chose to sit in our parking lot and monitor the daily comings and goings. Eventually they stopped.

    One of my friends was on the Trump campaign and ended up in a White House position. During and after the election he and I corresponded quite frequently. That’s when the FBI visits started once again in 2016 and 2017. I ignored their phone calls instructing my Admin to tell them that I was not available. The ‘not urgent’ calls became more urgent over the next month and my Admin started insisting that I would not meet with them without attorneys present. The agent refused to say what the meeting pertained to. The final call came in May 2017 and in a rare coincidence I happened to be meeting President Trump and VP Pence in the White House at the White House invitation. My Admin was happy to inform the agent that I could not take the call because of who I was meeting with.

    The next action was stunning. We had a position open for a security officer. As CEO I review all the final job offers. When I read the offer for this position, I was stunned. It was the very first FBI agent that had called me in 2013. Upon redirect, he admitted that he was an FBI agent just until recently and had falsified his resume to hide this fact.

    The point I am making in telling this long story is how pervasive this corruption has become. It reaches deep down into our society and is slowly turning us into an American version of East Germany. I make occasional television appearances and call the FBI out on their corruption when I can. Yes the corruption starts at a high level but the FBI leadership are obviously finding rank and file support to be able to target someone like me. I am no longer afraid of the FBI and believe that it is more important to stand up against this creeping tyrant publicly and peacefully. What Sundance is exposing here is the head of the snake. Its smaller tentacles make their way well down the food chain.

    This begs the bigger question of “who is next?’. Thank you Sundance for your excellent and spot on work. This is a crisis bigger than anything that I have seen in my life. I truly fear for our future as a free society.

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    • Then you know Sundance is in the middle of their radar as he is much, much smarter than the sum total of the coup cadre.

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      You are blessed to have both a gut instinct that you listen to and the smarts follow through with the call you “receive”. Thank you for sharing your story – can you imagine all those who do not have the wherewithal to withstand such scrutiny and injustice? Glad you are here! Trump faces a gargantuan fight and he needs a strong and informed army of warriors, one of which you are!

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    • Invisigoth says:

      I am nobody, and they’ve been stalking me for years. I don’t know why, but I’d love to hire a cyber security expert to get to the bottom of it.

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    • SallyMAy says:

      I started receiving my tax audits in 2012…. and I received a letter from the IRS every time I was vocal about Obama online. Every time I would vocally state my displeasure with his policies…. no less than a week later I would get a letter in the mail from IRS… no kidding. It actually became so noticeable that it was like obvious and connected. I too never had an audit before Obama era. Not only that, but Obama later cancelled a huge contract my employer had around and after that initial starting point in 2012, it’s like he was personally spying on me… and trying to harm me and my employer. My employer had to cut everyone’s hours in half, those who were lucky enough to stay on anyways and they laid off about 25% of the rest of the employees. The company I worked for produced components that were military related and were directly in competition to anything the Russians would want us producing which says to me Obama is a Traitor. Obama cut our capacity to protect our country against any enemies and he cut the capacity where it had been most fruitful and worthwhile in the past. Then I was on here an noticed someone talking about him cutting down NASA…. and it all starts to make sense. He did this to every agency that he could… relative to providing security to our country, and our soldiers abroad.

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  38. Father of 3 Gen Zers says:

    Now THIS explains the history of remnants of the work. Blackmail and/or selective leaking of the data to control the other side and limit communication to the public. Opposition media personalities destroyed – complete history of any of their personal or financial behavior that could prove embarrassing was used to get them to resign or be fired. Friendly media reigned in to protect the Obama cabal. The big list of anti-Trump Republicans who were so virulently against him is explained in the context of keeping the lid on their personal and financial challenges. They kept the drain-the-swamp team from outing them. Rather than oversight of congress and the WH, they participated in the coverup. Out of personal protection they sold out the country. They actually retired to prevent more power turnover to Republican colleagues and Trump.

    The only way this makes sense is the scope was massive. The stakes were so high they could and did destroy lives, families, any opposition. The scope is probably even more massive which really explains their own takedown of the powerful in the oppostion. This was targeted against all opponents. Any citizen, or group, or religion, or law enforcement, or whistle-blowers – any threat had to be destroyed, coerced, hidden, compromised, or sidelined. You couldn’t write a better intrigue spy novel.

    The public would never see this unless those being controlled could stand against it….OR have someone powerful enough to beat them…SOMEONE unafraid to take them on…SOMEONE who would be a champion of the people…SOMEONE who would seek justice…SOMEONE who can bring back trust in our government and law enforcement…SOMEONE who could win an election and communicate to the public withou fear and in a persuasive and loud manner. VSGPOTUS Trump.

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    • Ken Maritch says:

      “Friendly media reigned in to protect the Obama cabal.”
      Maybe the media was/is being blackmailed too?

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    • cantcforest says:

      It is ironic that this massive database and its feeding and care have apparently identified several instances of terrorists plots which were acted on only after loss of life. On the other hand, the use of the database for nefarious spying has been available to “outside contractors” to the detriment of our country. While I have high regard for President Trumps negotiating and communication skills, I am hard pressed to see how this threat to our country can be brought under control. God bless President Trump.
      Thank you Sundance and TreePers.

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  39. GGHD says:

    The Democrat Party leadership and their accomplices are in opposition to our American electoral process. It’s completely un-American as understood by a dwindling number of Americans. … Of course, many Republican politicians are in cahoots with the Democrats to steal our American Democracy. [Cahoots seem more appropriate for the outlaws, than to say, ‘collusion’ with their cronies]

    A compliment to the people at TheLastRefugee. = They are ~very capable of reading through the documents, listening to the interviews, testimonies, and public statements by participants in this scandal; and then TheLastRefugee can explain the grand plan of the Deep State of stealing elections. … The analysis is based on the very words of the participants in the Deep State ~Plan.

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  40. Amazing!
    Beginning of the end.
    Thank you SD

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  41. railer says:

    I’ve only scanned this outline, but it’s clearly one of the most important piece of analysis around, right now. Let’s read it through and get it out.

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  42. Isman says:

    Did anyone catch “60 Minutes” this week? John Carlin and Crowd Strike were featured on the cyber-war with Russia. It seems likely that the defensive position of the FISA spying will be that we were at war, and some incidental domestic abuses were justified by the threat. It’s amazing how week after week this show generates these Democrat supportive segments.

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  43. CNN_sucks says:

    Very sad state of affair. FBI and DOJ are now partisan hacks. Two factions cater for two parties. Two sets of law. The republic is truly crumbling.

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  44. Old Lady says:

    Thanks Sundance for exposing the scoundrels and their motivations. Best work ever. I would love to see you head of the FBI, if we have to have one.

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  45. Cheesehead54016 says:

    Yes it is deep and thanks for providing this background. Those bullet points are a roadmap to opening up numerous investigations leading to numerous indictments. Answer or prove the bullet points and let the sunlight help drain the swamp.

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  46. And that’s why the FBI is often good at the crime scene but doing damn little to prevent it… Parkland, Orlando, Vegas… etc. etc. etc. etc.

    Break it up into a million pieces and cast it into the wind.

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  47. Wait a minute… not good at the crime scene, but a good enemy of the people.

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  48. sarasotosfan says:

    I’ve been on another planet and I need to go back there again today, but when was this report dropped and by whom?

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  49. boomerbeth says:

    Watch , then tweet it.
    Who is more logical & introspective? Bari Malik Shabazz and his consigliére or Vladimir Putin.
    This is likely the private conversation in Helsinki.

    Translate : Trump relates to Putin’s POV BECAUSE BOTH ARE SCAPEGOATS.

    Remember #karma.
    2 in this video are done: McCain & Michael Hayden (massive stroke)

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  50. georgehumphries9802 says:

    Meanwhile, the “ignorant masses” are consumed with cop shows on TV that highlight the abilities to search cell phones, GPS, remote control of satellite-enabled vehicles, etc., in order to make the police agencies more effective. Sooner or later these abilities morph into control of the citizenry, much to our dismay. We have become the Orwellian society. But we can’t catch the lone terrorist who blows up Christian churches… or even identify the causes for days afterward.

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