Sperry: Mueller Paid $732,000 For Investigative Contractor Services….

Paul Sperry has an interesting article today at Real Clear Politics outlining the amount of expenditures by special counsel Robert Mueller during his two-year investigation.  Sperry notes many in DC are wondering who the “contractors” are that were paid by Mueller:

Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent more than $732,000 on outside contractors, including private investigators and researchers, records show, but his office refuses to say who they were. While it’s not unusual for special government offices to outsource for services such as computer support, Mueller also hired contractors to compile “investigative reports” and other “information.”  (read more)

Strongly suggest reading the above article.

Sperry outlines the breadcrumb trail which seems to indicate that Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS) and Chris Steele may have been paid.  One of the key aspects lending weight to this likelihood is the part of Mueller’s specific mandate, as delivered by DAG Rosenstein, that the special counsel investigate the claims within the Steele Dossier.

Read the highlighted portion below carefully to understand the scope of Mueller’s mandate. Note the careful wording “the Special Counsel had been authorized since his appointment to investigate allegations”… This means from Day #1 of the special counsel, the scope of the probe was always to investigate the claims within the Ohr/Steele Dossier:

We know the same group of DOJ/FBI investigators transferred from the 2016 Crossfire Hurricane counterintelligence investigation into the 2017, 2018, 2019 Special Counsel investigation; so it only makes sense the same originating sources (Fusion, Simpson and Steele) would be participating in Mueller’s probe.

Accepting the investigation of the DNC-Fusion-Ohr/Steele Dossier was part of the August 2nd, 2017, scope memo (it was); and accepting the same people were involved in the continuance of the investigation (they were); it is not a leap that Glenn Simpson and Chris Steele were contracted by Mueller to keep their efforts underway.

Heck, at this point, as alarming as it might sound, it would be more surprising if Glenn Simpson, Nellie Ohr and Christopher Steele were not contributing members to the investigative group.

The question I have is whether Weissmann and Mueller hired Perkins Coie?

From the beginning most people have thought the Fusion-GPS objective was to dig up dirt on Trump for political exploitation.  However, with all the recent information outlined there’s actually a more significant role for Fusion.

The overall intelligence apparatus of the U.S. government was already conducting political surveillance on their political opposition.  The systems of the intelligence apparatus such as FISA-702(16)(17) databases searches were being exploited months (if not years) beforehand.  When NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers discovered the use of the database he shut down contractor access on April 18th, 2016.

When Fusion GPS was hired by the DNC and Clinton team, also in April of 2016, it now appears the purpose was to provide cover for government surveillance already taking place.  Perhaps part of that motive was fear of what NSA Mike Rogers might do.

The Obama administration (U.S. government intelligence apparatus) needed an external source of information that could cover their domestic surveillance and spy operations. That’s why Fusion GPS was hired, and why emphasis was put on using European and Australian intelligence contacts to create the plausible process to continue surveillance that was always taking place.

This corrupt weaponizing of the U.S. intelligence apparatus is MUCH BIGGER than anyone currently absorbs. The Steele Dossier was an eventual part of the cover-story.

When Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were discussing the “insurance policy” in August 2016, they were not discussing insurance from the perspective of their success, ie. Clinton elected; they were discussing insurance from the position of: if they failed.

If Clinton was elected, great; everything continues as normal. However, if Clinton was not elected the weaponization of government needed a cover story, a plausible legitimate reason for why political surveillance/spying was taking place.  This is the insurance policy need…. This is why they needed the Steele Dossier.

Regardless of anything happening to stop them, the intelligence community was conducting surveillance of their political opposition.  To validate that surveillance the intelligence community needed a plausible FBI counterintelligence operation.  That’s where John Brennan (CIA) comes in.

Brennan manufactured the plausible excuse for an FBI operation to begin through the use of “unofficial channels” via Joseph Mifsud, Stefan Halper and eventually Alexander Downer via an Australian intelligence asset Erika Thompson; who was working in London with U.S. intelligence assets Terrence Dudley and Greg Baker, ie. the “Papadopoulos operation”.

While the overseas operation was working to create plausible explanation and start Crossfire Hurricane, back in the U.S. Fusion-GPS was contracted to supplement the appearances for a domestic parallel track.  Fusion ran operations for the Russian appearances inside the U.S., ex. Trump Tower meeting.

For their effort, Fusion was using previously extracted FISA-702(16)(17) results to create more supportive evidence and plausible material.  That Fusion effort led to the Steele Dossier.

However, in a similar way the Brennan operation needed the Australian Diplomat Alexander Downer to cross from “unofficial” into “official” channels, the Steele Dossier  needs a way to cross from ‘unofficial opposition research‘ into official investigative status.

Enter the Steele Dossier.

The Steele Dossier is the investigative virus the FBI needed.  To get the virus into official status, they use 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 Dossier in the system {Go Deep}.

With the communication from Alexander Downer (foundation for the EC), in conjunction with the Steele Dossier (foundation for the Page FISA), the CIA and FBI now held a plausible -albeit fraudulently obtained- basis to explain/justify all of their 2015 and 2016 political spying and surveillance activity.   This is their insurance policy.

Andrew Weissmann was/is one of the DOJ participants who is well aware of the status of the operations as they proceed.  In 2016 and 2017 Weissmann is being briefed by DOJ official Bruce Ohr who is carrying messages from Fusion-GPS and Chris Steele into the FBI.

If Hillary wins the election, everything just evaporates into the ether.  However, if Hillary loses the election – the fraudulent investigative evidence now protects all of the players for their role in weaponized intelligence spying and surveillance operations.

Fraudulent justifications.

Just like the Susan Rice justification Memo, fraudulent justifications are what’s behind those paragraphs in the Rosenstein scope memos as delivered to Weissmann and Mueller.

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 justification for already existing surveillance and spy operations.

See the difference?

Fusion-GPS gave them the justification they needed with the Steele Dossier.

That’s why the Steele Dossier is so important in the scope memos.

So yeah, with the Dossier representing the simultaneous importance and risk to the Special Counsel and corrupt DOJ and FBI officials…. damn right Weissmann and Mueller likely retained Fusion-GPS and Chris Steele.

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253 Responses to Sperry: Mueller Paid $732,000 For Investigative Contractor Services….

  1. Brant says:

    So if Steele and Fusion were retained, they still couldn’t find anything? Or is a fake dossier one thing and an official report that they had to legally attest to something entirely different?

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    • WSB says:

      Fake investigators?

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    • iwasthere says:

      Also needed Fusion for the PR operation.

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    • inspectorudy says:

      GPs is not a federal agency and so anything they offered was commercial and had no requirements like the FBI or CIA would have on research or validity. Therefor Mueller and Wiesman, Comey, Brennen, Clapper, Yates, obama could base their report/FISA warrants on this fake dossier and stand no repercussions from it. They could say that they trusted Steele, former MI6 agent, and GPS but if they made it all up they were fooled too. This is a cunning and slimy bunch. To think they were running our government’s top agencies!

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  2. For our grand-children's children says:

    Downer asked some soft questions on Australian cable news TV
    https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6034584734001

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  3. Blind no Longer says:

    I just can’t wrap my brain around the Special Counsel paying Steele or Fusion GPS to investigate the fraudulent information they gave the FBI and FISC to screw President Trump. It’s like a super giant circular taxpayer scam to continue paying each other on the taxpayers dime!!! Just like the book deals and circular reporting…This is infuriating…PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO GO DOWN!!!!

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    • boomerbeth says:

      Seals the phony evidence of singing.conmen.

      No honor among thieves.

      Follow the money.

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    • DeWalt says:

      I once said it looked like a welfare to work program for unemployed Democrat Lawyers.

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      • glissmeister says:

        At some point this four letter word may apply to the apparent collusion between the actors and their networks: RICO.

        Is this uncovering some grand scheme to launder taxpayer money into personal wealth via the orchestration of perpetual electioneering, investigation and litigation?

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        • Peoria Jones says:

          To some extent, the transference of wealth has been going on in our federal gov’t since I can remember – but during the 8-yr reign of terror of the Zero administration, this scam was on steroids. Blatant theft!

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        • sat0422 says:

          Who taught this “money laundry skills” to this group of thieves? Let’s see….could have been the Clintons; could have been Weissmann; could have been Comey….or they could just all be students of Saul Alinsky. Whatever the heck went on, it appears to be criminal. I do believe that TREASON is not being mentioned often enough.

          I would love to know how they threatened Jeff Sessions and kept him locked in his room while sitting there like a duck out of water! I’m sure Trump knew the whole time that Sessions was being handled. If not, he should face TREASON charges too.

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    • cali says:

      @Blind no Longer: ^^^^^^^This!

      @Sundance: Exactly right! Take it a step further and look into the UK’s GCHQ and their MI6, SIS spy ops against candidate and then president Trump. This group was contracted by the Hussein/Brennan/Susan Rice and gang to move their operation before the election right into Admiral (ret) Rogers NSA HQ from where they conducted espionage against candidate and then president Trump.
      They were approved by the Queen’s Council in the UK to do what they did. The goal was to overthrow president Trump.

      You have no idea how deep and worrisome this is went and I recommend to start @BenKTallmadge and follow all the players in this given you names who di what and who was involved.

      It was treason and espionage by a supposed ally – UK and all their players in the 5 EYES and three letter agencies in the US.
      Mueller is one member of that club aka as SERCO employee!

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  4. jx says:

    > whether Weissmann and Mueller hired Perkins Coie

    Haha! Wouldn’t that be something? If they were it was to launder payments to Glenn Simpson, Nellie Ohr and Christopher Steele. /s

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  5. Larry says:

    I think it’s time to revoke the 22nd Amendment… leave the “2nd” alone…
    https://constitution.laws.com/22nd-amendment

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  6. Imapop says:

    Just a couple possibly related thoughts: Didn’t Feinstein’s ex Chief of Staff purportedly collect $50 million from donors specifically for Steele to continue his investigation collection efforts? And I seem to recall Sen. Warner at one point making a comment that he was waiting with anticipation on the results. (Also have wondered if this payment might have been hush money to keep Steele quiet or buy from him perjured testimony to cover up everyone’s role. $50 million is a large number). Might be a tie in.

    Secondly, the exact wording that Strzok used in explaining to Page the concept of the “insurance policy” always seemed somewhat queer. I cannot recall exactly the analogy he texted anymore, “for if you die, something, something” but remember that it just seemed a bit off in relation to developing a Machiavellian plan to attack Trump. So, was the insurance policy to insure the FBI against the risk of personal loss if HRC loses (exposure of spying operations) and not to insure the nation against the risk of Trump (ideology). The former is far more consistent with the mindset of the bureaucrat which is self preservation first and above all else. And maybe everybody else understands this and I’m just coming around to it. But the “risk of exposure” purpose of the policy would be consistent with the SD theme of them needing cover for their ongoing illegal activities.

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    • boomerbeth says:

      “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office [Andrew McCabe is the FBI deputy director and married to a Democratic Virginia State Senate candidate] for that there’s no way he gets elected—but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40 …”

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    • WSB says:

      If you read boomerberth’s quote in reply to you, it should start to make sense. It was justification for all actions, no matter who got skunked. They needed to save their tails at all costs, so in their small minds, they had enough to show justification for spying on Bad Orange Man.

      Except they screwed up.

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    • Suzy says:

      ,,,”in the likelihood that you die before your 40.” What the insurance policy was for.

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    • John Obidienzo says:

      Jones’ work is directly related to Don Jr. being subpoenaed before his old committee.

      “He interviewed with the FBI in March 2017. “Mr. Jones told the agents he had received $50 million from seven to 10 wealthy donors and that he had hired Fusion GPS and Mr. Steele to continue investigating President Trump.”

      “The end goal was to pass information to lawmakers, the FBI and the press, Jones told the FBI.”…….The Washington Times.

      The perpetual investigation continues….they need to create a Mexican stand off, hostaging Don Jr and others as bargaining chips to stop what is coming their way.

      Jones left his job as investigator for Senator Diane Feinstein on December 4, 2015 and founded [opposition research organization] Penn Quarter Group.

      “According to public records, Jones completed the legal paperwork to establish Penn Quarter Group in April of 2016. Jones registered the firm’s website just days before Steele delivered his first memo on alleged illegal ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, and the firm received its Washington DC business license in the early summer of 2016.” The Federalist

      Was PQG one of the four private operators accessing the FBI/NSA database?

      “Jones incorporated TDIP [another opposition /research group] just 11 days after
      Trump took office in January 2017, and registered it as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit several months later. It enjoys that tax-exempt status because the group claimed in its mission statement to the IRS to be “non-partisan” and concerned only with protecting the integrity of elections from interference from foreign adversaries like Russia.” Paul Sperry

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  7. boomerbeth says:

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  8. Mike says:

    This is a good start, but I would like to see the full accounting of the Mueller “Investigation.”

    How much was Mueller paid personally? The same for Weissmann? Jeanie Rhee? The rest of the “team.”

    What could I have done if I had a budget of $35-50 million, a federal grand jury, and apparently unlimited investigative authority?

    OK forget me. What could the Chicago FBI office do with $35-50mil? When the homicide clearance rate for Chicago is 15%?

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  9. mtk says:

    Heck, at this point, as alarming as it might sound, it would be more surprising if Glenn Simpson, Nellie Ohr and Christopher Steele were not contributing members to the investigative group.

    There it is again…Neillie Ohr.

    Getting quite tried of the refrain that Bruce Ohr was going from one office to another stating “Steele is out to get Trump, he is working for the Clintons and etc.”

    I say getting quite tried of it because it is being used to sweep away Bruce intimate involvement within the DOJ “small group” as some type of internal whistle blower.
    And therefore not accountable.

    There is another POV to Bruce’s exclamations, “He(Steele) is our guy.”

    If Bruce’s actions and decisions in the DoJ are being sweep away, and he is going to be herald as some sort of Little Dutch Boy. Then his wife Neillie can’t and won’t be touched.
    In otherwords Whitewashed.
    You can’t have Bruce’s image resurrected while leaving Nellie holding a bag of GPS crap.

    If the whole opertation is an exercise in musical chairs to protect Insituitional corruption, then advancing Bruce imagine that he warned everyone, serves as a nice clean cutoff. Basically, you can’t promote this image and then backtract on it.

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  10. Swanzinator says:

    Just when you start to think this whole episode can’t get any more egregious, along comes Mueller saying, “Hold my beer!”

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  11. California Joe says:

    Fire that idiot Wray and also clean house at the top echelon of the FBI. Have Barr appoint a team of his trusted aides and retired FBI managers who are motivated to flush the corruption down the toilet. Doing that will uncover every incriminating document forcing every one of the rats from Strozk and Pages to Clapper and Brennan plead guilty! No more of this ridiculous game of Wack-a- Mole!

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    • VegasGuy says:

      “Fire that idiot Wray…” There’s a great start.
      Perhaps right after he finishes that “Ethics Training” for the FBI troops?/s

      That said…I agree that putting pressure on a few to out the others is the way to go. My personal pick would be Ms. Page. She “flipped” with little effort initially & she knows the entire game plan & who the layers were.

      They seemed to have had something on her that caused her to give up the ghost. I say put the screws on her hard … she WILL tell all IMHO. It might only take indicting her for her to fess all.

      She appears to me to be a smart woman, yet easily manipulated & led. But out of all of them, IMHO, she appears to be the only one that has a conscience….. & a family…& a once promising career, & some dignity…& knowledge that this was not such a good idea. And remember…She was the one that …”laid this out in Andy’s office….” LOL So it is possible, & totally believable, that all the other players are hard at work building the narrative that Lisa was the “Master Mind”….

      If any of them are going to be the key to unlocking this Ms. Page is the one. She can be the hero or she could turn out to be the fall guy (or gal)… IMO she is smart enough to have figured this out by now & realize that she really has no “friends” in this conspiracy.

      We shall see I guess but my money is on her being the one that opens it all up & takes all the others down.

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      • Raghn Crow says:

        How can she be a smart woman and take up with the Peter Strzok goblin? He looks like a Saruman half-goblin, and has the personality of a soldier orc of Barad-dûr itself.

        Just sayin’.

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      • formerdem says:

        I am not sure she is easily manipulated and led. I would say the opposite since she is one of the few who turned away. But as she was patriotic and/or reasonable enough to do that… on the same terms more could be asked of her.

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  12. This is the reason, the sole reason, why Mueller will never testify in front of Congress. Never.

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  13. CM-TX says:

    I’d like to see, in addition to thorough investigations on each of the investigators… investigations done on all members of Congress. Starting with the most vocal & abusive in condemnation of PDJT.

    Let’s see how well they’re time spent in Congress, actually stands up to the exact same scrutiny PDJT faced.

    And depending on that outcome, further delving into every aspect of their private lives– to include any type of business they were ever associated with in the private sector. Their spouses & children should also spend time under the microscope.

    They have no valid reasons or excuses to object to any of this. As only a select few had any problem with every invasive tactic & tool in the gov’s arsenal, being utilized against our President, & those around him. Some even picked up where others left off. The rest remain blatantly silent, & have offered him no defense.

    We could “crowdfund” evidence to help get investigations started. I’m certain anyone unjustly targeted for PDJT/MAGA support, would love to contribute to the cause.

    Congress stands idly by while the Rights of American Citizens are being trampled on. Our borders are being invaded, but they cater to the enemies. Conservative voices are being silenced, & online censorship is now rampant. The acts of violence & intimidation have continued– ALL orchestrated by the Left.

    The waiting around for any semblance of justice, rarely ends well. It would also require for the ones who abused it, to now hold themselves & any cohorts accountable. We already know how that works out when Congress does it.🤨

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  14. Brian Baker says:

    Does the FBI and Mueller posse using private contractors also keep those contractors outside the reach of any Inspector General probe and thereby limit the exposure of the corruption?

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  15. Excellent Question : “The question I have is whether Weissmann and Mueller hired Perkins Coie?”
    ~As per the 1957 Johnny Mathis Song goes….”Well, chances are your chances are awfully good…”~
    🙂

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  16. ezduzit63 says:

    Yoichi Shimatsu Article says:??
    Why was Simpson so adamant not to name the source of the funding for opposition research? (p.75) Fusion GPS had been hired in a shell game of sponsors via Seattle law firm Perkins Coie on behalf of the Hillary campaign and the DNC.
    The original source of the $700,000 in funding for Fusion GPS came from OBAMA FOR AMERICA aka Organizing For Action, the then sitting president’s campaign organization and soon-to-be grassroots “resistance” network, founded by David Plouffe and Mitch Stewart. President Obama transferred the funds out of the OFA warchest of $40 million to Perkins Coie in April 2016, following Trump’s pull-away primary victories in the March 1 Super-Tuesday contests.

    https://rense.com//general96/senatewitness.html

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    • spoogels says:

      Jack Posobiec

      ‏Burr’s biggest donor was Paul Singer. Singer was the funder of Fusion GPS when he was pushing Romney in 2016. Now Romey is considering a 2020 run.
      Draw your own conclusions

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  17. Countrywatch says:

    Martin Geddes is right. It has been fascinating watching it unfold, but a bumpy ride.

    ‏@martingeddes
    We’re watching one of the world’s most complex and lengthy sting operations unfold, against one of the most powerful and well-resourced opponents. If you think you can instantly understand every surface event’s true meaning, you’re either a counter-intelligence genius — or idiot.

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  18. Retired Ig says:

    Hello Brian,
    It Depends (not just the adult diapers – although wish I had bought stock in whoever makes these adult diapers). The cost estimates of the Mueller investigation are $35 million. Back in my days of auditing, and if we were given a mandate to audit the costs of the Mueller investigation – the amount of $735 K or so would most likely not rise to the level of what is called “materiality.”
    Certainly, if somebody out there requested a “cost incurred” audit of the Mueller probe, these costs would certainly come into the scope of the audit.
    Frankly, I think it is VERY STRANGE that I have heard of ANY REQUESTS for audits from the
    AS.GAO on these matters, but I am out of the loop, retired and thankfully so.
    Doesn’t mean I am still not from the inside out on these matters. Just was trained to control my anger in my work to “prevent and detect, fraud, waste, and abuse of the U.S. taxpayer.
    My ass is chapped very raw over the cost of the Mueller “probe,” But In truth, I once looked at the costs of an IG audit for the agency I worked for, and it was shocking to me. So be it.
    What I am looking for now is A RETURN ON THE INVESTMENT OF US TAXPAYER DOLLARS INVESTED IN THE MUELLER PROBEEXPENDITURE. $35 million. Have lots of places where I KNOW my taxpayer DOLLARS COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER SPENT.
    BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THAT USED TO BE A REASON FOR AN AUDIT REPORT, TAXPAYER DOLLARS COULD BE PIUT TO BETTER USE,
    Shame, if Mueller, COMEY, HRC, OBAMA, Clapper, Brennan and the rest of you retards who want to use politics and your personal and political venue over, and treat us as expendables , in your game. I’m not playing. Fork You.

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  19. Citizen Owner, USA says:

    Sundance has pointed it out numerous times.

    Mueller didn’t hire the team that worked under him. They hired him.

    When you remember that, everything about the special counsel report begins to make sense.

    The bureaucracy has been running the government for decades, not the elected representatives.

    It is way past time to call Admiral Rodgers to appear under oath to lay out what he knows. The fact that he has never been asked to do so should tell you that ALL events of the past 2 1/2 years are spin and cover-up.

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    • Raghn Crow says:

      I’d bet he’s already been testifying — at least to Horowitz but also remember the FISA court interaction he initiated — he went to them to begin with.

      He’s the stiletto, the piano-wire garrote, the outta-the-blue haymaker these second-rate glass-jawed jokers aren’t expecting.

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  20. Fake Ruby says:

    Although it would be appropriately devastating if Mueller hired Perkins Coie, Simpson, Fusion GPS or Chris Steele, don’t we all know that the way this entire sh*tshow has been conducted that the contractor in question just has to be John Brennan.

    Don’t forget his prior relationship with intel contractor The Analysis Corporation (TAC).

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    • Mr. T. says:

      And how would his loss of classified access affect his ability to work with the Special Counsel? Did Trump know this when he canceled his security clearance?

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  21. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    So the Mueller gang spent public money to hire private contractors and now refuses to tell the public to whom the money went? This is nuts. All records of expenditures by any branch of government (with the possible exception of black ops) should be completely accessible, and especially expenditures by a Special Counsel, in whose activities we are asked to have confidence.

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  22. Sorry, but I still disagree, as I commented the last time this was brought up:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/04/23/the-obama-use-of-fisa-702-as-a-domestic-political-surveillance-program/comment-page-2/#comment-6941220

    and

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/04/23/the-obama-use-of-fisa-702-as-a-domestic-political-surveillance-program/comment-page-2/#comment-6941335

    The Steele dossier of course was INTENDED to act as coverup as well, but I don’t see why Sundance is harping on that, while neglecting the fact that it was “Plan B” after the FISA “queries” runaround was stopped. And it was an escalating attack, so that’s three uses it had.

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  23. Bulldog84 says:

    I’ve thought for a while that someone should audit the SC expenditures.

    Can’t Judicial Watch do a FOIA to obtain specific contractors who were paid by the SC?

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  24. youme says:

    Mueller will never appear before a congressional committee

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    • OmegaManBlue says:

      I don’t think he will either. Too many questions where the answer will make him look real bad. And the longer this goes on the more prepared congress will be for him.

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  25. Chewbarkah says:

    What does it say about Rosenstein that he assigned Mueller to investigate whether Papadopoulos acted as an agent for the Israeli government? Does the Mueller Report address that allegations, or did it get flushed down the rabbit hole? P. certainly was not charged with that. Unless there was much more to the Israeli-Papadopoulos relationship than has ever been disclosed, the allegation is founded in the scam concocted by the US government, wherein P was approached in Greece, taken to Israel, and $10,000 of FBI money forced on him, which he left in Greece, but FBI agents detained him at the airport on his return to the US, obviously trying to catch him with the $.

    So, if the US created the Israeli-representation allegation in an entrapment scam, why didn’t Rosenstein now that? If he did know, adding it to Mueller’s scope was corrupt and illegal. If he didn’t know, who hoodwinked Rosenstein with false info?

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  26. iRock says:

    So special counsel Robert Mueller continued to fund Democrat opposition research on President Trump probably for the 2020 Presidential campaign.

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  27. spoogels says:

    Jack Posobiec
    🇺🇸
    ‏Verified account @JackPosobiec
    10h10 hours ago

    Burr’s biggest donor was Paul Singer. Singer was the funder of Fusion GPS when he was pushing Romney in 2016. Now Romey is considering a 2020 run.
    Draw your own conclusions
    69 replies 3,644 retweets 948 likes

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  28. Asciimom says:

    If Barr is a white hat, how does he research, or analyze the DOJ /FBIs work ? He cant do this solo. Does he bring in his own team of white hats? Does he know who he can trust to be honest and forthcoming?

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  29. Asciimom says:

    If Barr is a white hat, how does he research, or analyze the DOJ /FBIs work ? He cant do this solo. Does he bring in his own team of white hats? Does he know who he can trust to be honest and forthcoming?

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  30. OldParatrooper says:

    There were four contractors who abused the 702 database for the FBI and their identities have remained redacted. Now we learn that there were additional contractors used by the Special Counsel, and of course, their identities are redacted. What possible reason exists for the redactions? These are not clandestine intelligence officers whose identity needs to be protected. Nor are they original sources of intelligence, but rather analysts and writers who transform intelligence reports into dossiers.

    Declassify and unredact the identities of all contractors involved with the 702 abuse, Steele Dossier production, analysis of Special Counsel materials, etc.

    Let sunshine be the disinfectant that is so badly needed here.

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  31. Coast says:

    So these people who created all this trouble, who already got paid by the DNC and the FBI for fake garbage, end up getting paid again…out of the $25M special counsel waste? Isn’t that just grand.

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  32. PVCDroid says:

    My opinion is that Barr came in and found Mueller and team were up to no good and discovered something profound they were covering up. Barr then confronted Mueller and recommended that he end the charade. Mueller’s team then decided to retaliate and leave bread crumbs for Dems in the final report.

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  33. JL says:

    Kavelec outlined Fusion GPS’ role in her notes. It was written as follows:

    (Steele) link to-

    Glenn Simpson
    -Client

    Managing:
    -Client Needs
    -FBI
    -WashPo/NYTimes
    -Source Protection

    Basically, exactly what us “conspiracy theorists” have been saying for 2+ years.

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  34. When I look at “the Mueller Report,” I see TWO reports. Volume 1 “might” have been written by an experienced prosecutor. Volume 2 is nothing more than a political hack – no prosecutor, let alone someone with the stature of Robert Mueller, would ever have written what we see here. (S)He would know better.

    In fact, a lot of the text(!) within Volume 2 reads like the Steele Dossier, almost as though the two were written by the same people. I frankly cannot believe that Mr. Mueller had anything to do with it.

    It is quite clear to me why Mueller did not render any decision based on the junk that we find in Volume 2. It doesn’t even -begin- to meet the standard for a work-product of a Special Counsel. So, who “really did” write this pure-nonsense, and why? One wonders …

    I think that Mr. Mueller got caught up in the politics. Which is very uncharacteristic of him. He has put his name on excellent work – but, not this time.

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  35. Ned Zeppelin says:

    Mueller is as crooked as the rest of them. Not a figurehead, or an unwitting dupe. etc.

    I think it is pretty simple, put Fusion and Steele on the SC payroll and hang back and wait till 2020 when the coast is clear when a democrat wins. You can’t touch them, or anyone else, while they are inside the SC probe. It was a “Safe Space,” as snowflakes like to say.

    Barr changed the dynamic, the probe closed, and the safe space was suddenly – “poof!”

    “Jig’s up.” – Grassley.

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  36. Sue Fowler says:

    From Day #1, this was a barry-generated Witch Hunt WITH PURPOSE. The appearance of full bore trolls on Breitbart yesterday is an indication of how poorly the Barr Show is going for the dems/RINO’s.
    Although I expect NO indictments let alone prison terms from this distraction, I love seeing the left in panic mode.

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  37. Chewbarkah says:

    I bet much of consulting money was paid to Crowdstrike, which includes a former head of the FBI’s cybersecurity division. Mueller accepted every yarn these people spewed about the DNC servers. Crowdstrike’s silly speculations are likely the underpinning for Mueller’s specifics about GRU hackers, etc.

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  38. Justmom says:

    This is starting to look like certain people needed to get paid to keep their mouths shut

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