EXPLOSIVE – FOIA Documents Show Evidence of Weissmann/Mueller Entrapment Scheme…

Recently release FOIA documents into the special counsel team of Robert Mueller reveal the remarkable trail of a 2017 entrapment scheme conducted by Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann to target George Papadopoulos.

[Hat Tip to Undercover Huber and Rosie Memos who have been reviewing documents.]

Before digging into the details it is important to note this is a DOJ/FBI entrapment operation being conducted in 2017 by the special counsel; this is not prior to the 2016 election. The detail surrounds a series of events previously discussed {Go Deep} where George Papadopoulos was approached by a known CIA operative named Charles Tawil.

In 2017 George Papadopoulos and his wife Simona were approached in Greece by a known CIA/FBI operative, Charles Tawil.  Mr. Tawil enlisted George as a business consultant, under the auspices of energy development interests, and invited him to Israel.

On June 8th, 2017, in Israel under very suspicious circumstances, where Papadopoulos felt very unnerved, Mr. Tawil hands him $10,000 in cash for future consultancy based on a $10k/month retainer.

On June 9th, 2017, according to his book, Papadopoulos and Tawil fly back to Cyprus.

In interviews Papadopoulos said he was uncomfortable with the way the encounters had taken place.  He became suspect of Tawil’s motives; something didn’t feel right.  Instead of keeping the cash, Papadopoulos gave the money to an attorney in Greece before traveling back to the U.S. on July 27th, 2017.

Upon arrival at Dulles airport on July 27th, 2017, Robert Mueller had FBI agents waiting.  Papadopoulos was stopped and his bags were searched; however, he did not have the cash because he smartly left it in Greece with his lawyer.  Papadopoulos was detained overnight by FBI agents, and questioned.

[…] Stanley said Papadopoulos arrived on a Lufthansa flight from Munich that touched down at about 7 p.m. on July 27, and the FBI intercepted him as soon as he got off the plane.

“He was arrested [detained] before he got to Customs and he was then held at the airport before being brought to a law enforcement office,” Stanley recalled. (link)

According to Politico:

[W]hen he was arrested [detained] at Dulles Airport on July 27 after coming off a flight from Munich, prosecutors had no warrant for him and no indictment or criminal complaint. The complaint would be filed the following morning and approved by Howell in Washington.

And when prosecutors filed the complaint the next day they got a spoken order from Howell to seal it, but followed up with a written request that they could take to the magistrate in Alexandria, where they showed up almost an hour later than she expected.

All of it suggests something of a scramble, rather than a carefully prepared plan to take Papadopoulos into custody. (more)

Here’s where the recent revelations come in.  According to Andrew Weissmann’s schedule on June 13th, 2017, he was in conversations surrounding the basis of a Cyprus Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT):

(Page #5 of FOIA pdf)

So overlaying the timeline:

  • 6/8/17 US intelligence asset Charles Tawil gives George $10K cash in Israel
  • 6/9/17 George Papadopoulos flies to Cyprus w $10K
  • 6/13/17 Andrew Weissmann starts series of “Cyprus MLAT” meetings with FBI
  • 6/13/17 Andrew Weissmann phone call w/ FBI Money Laundering and Asset Recovery “MLARS” section of FBI.

It would appear Weissmann was well aware of the Cyprus “Tawil operation” and engaged in communication regarding Cyprus.  Additionally, he was discussing “Money Laundering and Asset Recovery” w/ FBI.  [MLARS Link]

Taken in combination with hindsight of the search for the cash, and lack of a pre-existing warrant at the airport, this is clear evidence of a coordinated operation to entrap Papadopoulos.

Remember, the preferred approach toward targeting Paul Manafort, Mike Flynn and George Papadopoulos surrounded FARA (Foreign Agent Registration Act) lobbying violations.  Papadopoulos has stated the special counsel threatened him with charges of acting as a unregistered agent for Israel.  There’s a clear picture here.

#1) Papadopoulos was lured to Israel and paid in Israel to give the outline of a FARA premise (ie. Papadopoulos is an agent of Israel).  #2) Bringing $10,000 (or more) in cash into the U.S., without reporting, is a violation of U.S. treasury laws.  Add into that aspect the FARA violation and the money can be compounded into #3) laundering charges.

[A “laundering” charge applies if the money is illegally obtained.  The FARA violation would be the *illegal* aspect making the treasury charges heavier. Note: the use of the airport baggage-check avoids the need for a search warrant.]

Andrew Weissmann was conducting an entrapment scheme that would have ended up with three violations of law: (1) Treasury violation; (2) FARA violation; (3) Money laundering…. All it needed was Papadopoulos to carry the undeclared cash into the U.S.

However, because Papadopoulos suspected something, and left the money in Greece with his lawyers, upon arrival at the airport the operation collapsed in reverse.  No money means no treasury violation, no laundering and no evidence of the consultancy agreement (which would have been repurposed in the DOJ filing to mean lobbying for Israel via Mr. Tawil who would have become a confidential informant and witness).

That operational collapse is why the FBI agents were “scrambling” at the airport and why they had no pre-existing criminal complaint.  The entrapment’s success was contingent upon the cash.

Lastly, to repeat, this entire scenario was constructed by the DOJ/FBI team operation in 2017.  The members of the Special Counsel were running the entrapment operation; the FBI agents were participating in the operation.  This is not *investigating* criminal conduct; this is manufacturing criminal conduct.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was in charge of the Mueller Special Counsel.

The only way DAG Rosenstein and Robert Mueller didn’t know about the operation is if they both claim that Andrew Weissmann was completely rogue and in control over the FBI agents.

Oh, wait, what does the Mueller report say about the FBI agents and their chain-of-legal guidance and command?

With events happening in June/July 2017… Rod Rosenstein, Robert Mueller, former FBI legal counsel Jim Baker, former Deputy FBI Director McCabe, together with current FBI legal counsel Dana Boente and current FBI Director Wray were what?… Hoodwinked?

Yeah, ok. Sure.

I digress.

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743 Responses to EXPLOSIVE – FOIA Documents Show Evidence of Weissmann/Mueller Entrapment Scheme…

  1. Interested Observer says:

    This is outrageous and it makes me wonder how many others in federal prison were done badly like this.

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    • WSB says:

      Same thoughts here. And then I always remember Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska.

      Liked by 23 people

      • James says:

        Exactly. If I remember correctly he exonerated after he passed away.

        Liked by 9 people

        • George says:

          That is correct. I believe that is how Lisa Murkowski ended up in the Senate. Her father appointed her to fill his unexpired Senate term…how convenient. I guess women aren’t doing it for themselves. I am a female attorney, and I can’t stand her politically.

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          • Sorry you have Alaska timeline confused . Murkowski’s Father was Senator and he ran for Governor in 2001 /2002 and won and he appointed his own successor , his daughter . That stunk . Palin beat Sitting Governor Murkoski in primary , that is why Republican establishment hated her so . Regarding Ted Stevens , he was tried and convicted just before 2008 election and lost to Dem. Bengich in close election ( Bengich rightfully lost re-election to Rep .next time around ) Stevens was exonerated in spring 2009 ( after election of course ) and died in plane crash in 2010 . BTW career federal prosecutor who the DOJ Obama political appointees ( Holder and friends) blamed for whole mess , committed suicide in 2010 . A total FUBAR .

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        • WSB says:

          Indeed, James. After Senator Stevens died in a plane crash.

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    • RKEESX says:

      WEISSMANN IS AND HAS BEEN A THUG. HE’S PUT INNOCENT MEN IN JAIL FOR YEARS. ANDERSON ACCOUNTING FIRM WAS DESTROYED BY THIS JERK AND 60000? EMPLOYEES LOST THEIR JOBS. HE BELONGS IN JAIL.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Don’t wonder; a Bunch. Not someone to engender sympathy, but I wonder about the “Muslim terrorists” where an FBI informant, possibly being threatened with charges if he doesn’t comply) finds some schmuck that he can get to say “I want to bomb ,…someplace.

      Then, he intruduces two undercover FIBS, who can supply the explosives.
      Would the ‘muslim terrorist’ have EVER considered, much less acted, to carry out a terrorist attack, without FIB actions?

      And were such operations conducted, in order to provide JUSTIFICATION for the NSA database; See, HERES an example of why we need this database.
      Couldn’t catch terrorists BEFORE they act, like this, without being able to check their emails and phone calls.

      “Trust us”.

      Meanwhile they use the database to blackmail/intimidate anyone they need to, to advance their agenda. Opinion shapers/makers, media, politicians, etc.

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      • 3rdday61 says:

        Trust us, we’re the Dept of Just Us.
        Hey Schmucky, nobody messed with the IC !!!
        Hey Plugs, 4 letters : RICO
        How the DOJ ‘rank and file’ remain silent, is deafening.

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        • abel says:

          the silence is deafening. fire everyone. f them all.
          sorry you lose. next time dont be such traitors.

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          • Old Dawg says:

            I’m with you! There is a tremendous effort to NOT characterize rank-and-file FBI agents as being corrupt. I don’t buy it! Reason? Absolutely NO whistleblowers! The entire FBI is a RICO organization and the few that aren’t are too cowardly to speak out. The only solution is to burn it to the ground and spread out the investigative functions to various state agencies. The dispersal of departments will stop the collision within the agencies offices and the decentralization will stop the incest. The FBI needs to go away along with the CIA but that’s a different story.

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          • ibid says:

            And let us please keep track of them, maybe by RFID?
            So we will know them by their beeping.

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      • artlb1958 says:

        “without being able to check their emails and phone calls..” More accurately, “To ensure they’re following the provided script and to anticipate any adjustments needed if they waiver in their “commitment” to carry thru the crime the FBI has arranged”. There, “Fixed it”.

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    • Cetera says:

      Remember this when you are on a jury someday regarding a federal case with FBI agents having been involved in the collection of evidence. Remember, and think very, very carefully before you vote on the jury. You won’t be allowed to know the whole situation, who the characters are in the trial, etc. You certainly won’t have an attorney asking the FBI agents if they have ever manufactured evidence, planted evidence, falsified reports, etc.

      As for myself, I don’t care what the situation is. If I’m on a jury in a federal case involving the FBI prosecuting a citizen, I’m voting to acquit. No matter what.

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    • CHenie says:

      A lot-that’s how many. Weissman is evil.

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    • Amicus says:

      what an arrogant, self serving disregard and disrespect for the nation and its laws these criminals showed. I truly hope the president wins his second term so these creatures can be exposed and endure the incarceration and loss of reputation they so richly deserve.

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      • Pelayo says:

        I agree completely with you. I would add a disregard for the rich history of our country and its record of peaceful and legitimate transfers of power that is the envy of the world. They were willing to throw that away as theydisenfranchised 60 million plus citizens. They should go to jail and lose their citizenship.

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    • I was thinking the same thing about Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Roger Stone and all the others. This isn’t law enforcement, it’s a criminal enterprise. The Intelligence Community employing 6 ways to Sunday to get back at their political opponents …. of which there aren’t supposed to be any, because they’re supposed to be nonpolitical!

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    • strateshooter says:

      yep…this is a serious and dirty business.
      Every mother , Dad and grandparent in America should look at heir kids and grandkids today and ask themselves a very serious question…
      who is a bigger threat to my loved ones futures ? Iran ? China ? Russia ? Or people like Andrew Weismann ? Personally I think the latter. These people are scary.

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    • matthewpmusson says:

      This is Soviet style bullshit.

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    • Lulu says:

      The DOJ and FBI have always operated this way. The law doesn’t apply to them.

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    • Kenji says:

      The ENTIRE FBI has gone rogue! Our alphabet Agencies need to ALL be torn down and rebuilt under the CONTROL of the US Constitution … with particular attention paid to the 4th Amendment.

      And Weissmann? Lock him up. And strip him of ALL his wealth.

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    • fb274fb274 says:

      All of this activity started prior to Papadopous meeting up with the Trump campaign. Remember, he was recruited while he was in London.

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    • Issy says:

      Interested Observer, I think that is the can of worms they don’t want opened.

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  2. Bill says:

    I must say, I originally thought GP was an idiot and caused Trump a lot of problems. I’m thoroughly impressed with how savvy this kid is. He’s got a great BS barometer. Kudos to him.

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    • sundance says:

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      • CopperTop says:

        SD is it possible you overlook that Papa’s dad is very politically connected in Chicago.

        The timing of Papa leaving the money stinks of someone close to Dad must have finally said (possibly Breen or a Greek member of the media who shares a barber shop)…get your son out of the clutches of Chicago agent who had tapped him to ‘do something great for America’…(probably during Carson time)

        14 days. It’s a breezy way to get ‘burned’.

        Perhaps GP screwed Mueller/AW in the end and RR was alerted that he was willingly to sting them via Israel favors. So I’m hopeful but…there is the whole story of Simpson’s wife going to NYT about him EARLY Jan 2017…

        something is WAAAAY off there and needs a good pair of eyes.

        There’s one or two more things about Papa that are ‘wrong’ and he wont’ answer. A few trusted reporters have tried.

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        • wondering999 says:

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Papadopoulos
          “George Papadopoulos was born August 19, 1987 at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois] to Greek immigrants originally from Thessaloniki. His father, Antonis, was heavily involved in the local politics of the Greek-American community and is the former president of the Pan-Macedonian Union of the United States. His mother, Kate (Kiki), was born in Greece, but listed her hometown on her son’s birth certificate as Worcester, Massachusetts. For years he lived at a large house on the corner of a tree-lined street in Lincolnwood, Illinois and graduated from Niles West High School in Skokie, Illinois, in 2005 He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from DePaul University in 2009. He earned a Master of Science in Security Studies in 2010 at University College London. He speaks Arabic, English, French and Greek.”

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        • wondering999 says:

          Searching about Pan-Macedonian Society and find this, not just about Russia but also Soros in Macedonia
          https://thehawkeyeonlinenews.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/the-russian-connection-macedonian-politics-u-s-news/
          “Gruevski and his constituents claim that millions of American taxpayer dollars have been funneled through the U.S. Embassy in Macedonia to Soros-affiliated NGOs, which then finances the liberal opposition party. They also contend that Jess Baily, the Obama-appointed U.S. ambassador to Macedonia, “actively intervened in the party politics” by secretly working with Soros to benefit the opposition.”

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    • EJS says:

      IDK, the whole thing is still really fishy! I am one to believe that he and Carter Page are CIA/FBI plants to frame President Trump. When the Trump campaign didn’t take the bait on the we have dirt on Hillary ploy the operation began to go sideways. Carter Page’s Moscow trip and his connections are way to convenient. It was Carter Page’s job to give the FBI a reason to get a FISA warrant on him, he knew what he was doing. Once the FISA was obtained his job was to further entrap the Trump campaign knowing he was being spied on. I an not convinced the poor gullible George and doofus Carter Page got played by the FBI/CIA. Everything stinks to high heaven.

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      • Will Hunt says:

        yes but… while it does seem that Page/GP would be pretty easily manipulated wouldn’t they have to “sacrifice” themselves to do this? Were they that committed to the “cause”?

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      • chojun says:

        There isn’t a whole lot of information out there about Carter Page but the facts very clearly state that they were trying to use Papadopoulos’ experience overseas as a means to entrap him in their scheme.

        However, unfortunately for John Brennan et al, the people in Papadopoulos’ orbit from the CIA/FBI were astoundingly stupid people. Papadopoulos tries to detail it in his book but from the sound of it these people trying to trap him had left him so nervous that he blew up their plans.

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    • Conservative_302 says:

      No kidding. What obamas cabal did to him is disgusting. They all need to go to jail for this. It’s disgusting.

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    • Will Hunt says:

      maybe but why he left the money in Greece is not known.

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      • phillip jeffreys says:

        Well everyone tries to get through customs with $10K in cash! The exact threshold amount, btw, that banks in the US are required to report to the government. You are correct to ask what happened. From my read there is no follow-on sleuthing, at this point, that reads: “The money was subsequently deposited to an unnumbered account in the Caymans.” If anything, the narrative so far suggest GP is not an idiot and played his cards smartly.

        What’ll be interested is figuring the series of actions that were planned had GP arrived with the cash crammed into a very big belt.

        Whar amazes me is that while the various pieces of the overall plot/conspiracy have a complexity that is difficult to abosrb, how infantile some of the assumptions are behins some of the actions: e.g., the NSA will either not track of care about accesses to the 702 about query db; that Trump would pay for someone to void on a bed (there are much more damaging things a billionaire can do than this frivolous action; that the whole thing would eventually collapse simply because thjere were so many players involved; that ADM Roger’s actions with the FISA court, even if a day l;ate, weren’t a clear signal that this was not going to end well.

        These miscreants have gone all in. Their political and MSM abettors are co-conspirators. Will a vbast majority escape prison sentences, maybe even notoreity? Probabalby. But I hope there are enough who thoroughly and devastatinly raped by the legal/justiuce system that this isn’t attempted again untoil the next Obama-like adminstration assumes power.

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    • Arny says:

      So did I. I thought he was an hapless dupe till I read all this. This guy is one smart cookie with a great sense of self-preservation.

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  3. OldSaltUSNR says:

    Awesome analysis. However, I would assume that AG Barr has US Attorney’s (or maybe the Justice OIG, who can’t file criminal charges, so whatever …) who are bright enough to at least review this article, if they do not themselves already know about the Mueller/Weissmann conspiracy to commit a crime (i.e. entrapment) under color of authority. I would assume that the “rogue FBI agents”, the “rogue CIA officials”, or “rogue” whoever else at Justice and the CIA participated in this scheme, OR THEIR CO-WORKERS AND ASSOCIATES, know all about this scheme. Even if it was held at compartmented TS, others knew. There’s nothing more difficult to conceal than a conspiracy involving more than 1 or 2 persons.

    Yet, we hear crickets, nadda, nothing from Justice. No “investigation”, no criminal subpoenas to get testimony under oath from the government agents and attorneys involved, no indictments to get the little fish to squeal on the big fish ……………….. NOTHING. My assumption has to be that AG Barr is not quite the upstanding, clever person so many have said he is, or he’s just another cog in the Justice-clean-up operation. I say this because if I were Attorney General, and knew this sh***t occurred, I’d have the perps under lock and key, under indictment, or the US Attorney and FBI supervisory agents with jurisdiction, who are responsible for investigating and prosecuting such illegal activities by US law enforcement personnel, out on the street (or perhaps transferred to the new Justice field office in the most northern, isolated corner of Alaska).

    If I were AG, I wouldn’t stand for this. I’d be like a bull in a china shop. So, why is Barr tolerating this? Why is Fray? Why is President Trump, tolerating this? Is Sundance’s web pages the ONLY place in the world that documents this. Is this all “new news” to AG Barr?! How can that be?

    I don’t understand how the government’s lawless go un-investigated, un-indicted, and unpunished for YEARS, as long as they are allied with the Marxist Democrats, even when the AG is supposedly an honest Republican. Something is missing here. Something big. We’re being lied to, but I’m not sure who’s doing the lying. I can’t trust the FBI, Justice, Barr, Fray, or President Trump, as long as this stuff continues to be found only on Sundance’s pages. There is no “plan” to trust (re: “Trust the plan!! Qanon knows!!”… bullsh*t). There is what you can see, what’s been proven legally (and logically) in court, and nothing else. The rest is a lie, regardless of who the liars are.

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    • sundance says:

      I’m still on the fence about Barr and likely will remain so until I see and read the IG report and his response to it.

      There’s still a strong likelihood his primary objective is to save the institution(s); and not deal with the inherent corruption.

      Every time I want to hope for an optimistic outcome I remind myself of what they did with the James Wolfe cover-up.

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      • OldSaltUSNR says:

        “There’s still a strong likelihood his primary objective is to save the institution(s); and not deal with the inherent corruption.”

        Agreed. Many who seem to have integrity and the legal background give Barr sterling recommendations. I would hope that Barr understands that there is no saving the institution without due process and justice, at Justice. The events you are suggesting in your pages (and have provided good evidence to support) are not something that can be swept under the rug. Yes, a truly “rogue” FBI agent or US Atty exceeds his authority, perhaps that can be handled in house. This stuff, is nothing like that. This stuff is nuclear.

        I’ll never trust Justice or any FBI agent, as long as this stuff goes uninvestigated, as long as their are no indictments, no prosecutions, and no public accounting. If Barr is as clever as we are supposed to assume, how in the world could he think that covering up any of this will save Justice?

        It’s already destroyed Justice!

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        • Ray Runge says:

          Comey and McCabe go on national TV and spread their trash with impunity. Until the perp walks begin, the entire episode remains an elaborate circus that profits the media and Uniparty both.

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          • CHenie says:

            @Ray-exactly-all this makes for great ad rev. with Sean “tick-tock” Hannity leading the way. Why does Barr have to wait on the IG report…which by BTW will now be delayed AGAIN because of the notes some DoS got made public confirming what we already knew.

            It’s the ole’ Potomac two-step. No one is going to be held to account and most assuredly no one is going to jail. Now the question is what is the citizenry going to do about it? ANSWER: Nothing that’s what.

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        • Tl Howard says:

          I’ve wondered if Joe DiGenova’s purpose going public on many outlets stating that the IG has established that at least three FISA warrants were attained illegally is so that neither Horowitz nor Barr can back off that fact.

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          • tucker7518 says:

            George Papadopoulos said on an interview on C-Span that the FBI tried to get 2 FISA warrants on him. One in April, 2016 and the other in May, 2016. Both were turned down for insufficient evidence.

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          • Steve Schassler says:

            There has to be a “Greek Chorus” of unimpeachable truth from somewhere to at least provide a logical counter-narrative to the “no arrests” “no indictments” mantra coming from the MM Brockian Shills who are desperately trying to move attention away from Trump’s increasingly direct charges of the highest crimes possible by the whole treasonous lot. Regarding Barr’s alleged ambivalence and loyalties, folks are dismissing the import of his very recent actions to clear @POTUS and shift the investigations to the Dems and former Obama officials. This has been a sea change in the entire game and folks need time to digest its implications. For anyone who has been watching this entire affair very closely, we are rejoicing over what has only just occurred and fervently believe that @POTUS, Barr, et al, are squarely on the offense with the next play or two placing them in the Red Zone with Brady under Center, every weapon he’s ever had, the best O-line as well, with plenty of time, all three timeouts remaining and a Game Plan that the best and brightest minds have put together over years. Yeah, you may dismiss this as another stupid football cliche but I am not the FIRST one to use it in describing the most historical and momentous period in U.S. history, aside from the American Revolution itself. It is time for all Oath-takers to step up to make sure that all those who have gone before, after making the greatest sacrifice for this cause, shall not have died in vain. The decisions which our Military and other security forces make, in this regard, with echo for eternity.

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            • MustangBlues says:

              Steve Schassler says:
              A long 40 sentence assertion:

              Wow! You really had a lot to say. I wish I could have read it, but the chug-a-lugging chunks of endless prose, gagged me after the first two sentences, and I never got to the remaining 40 sentences.

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            • USA First! says:

              Please space your comments so it’s not one jumbled mess. More people would read them instead of scrolling past them.

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            • TANGO268 says:

              Rather than critique grammar, I would like to say that your last two sentences are profound. Unfortunately, the numbers of those who would be inclined to heed your call to action are dwindling fast. Our military and related security forces are becoming fully indoctrinated in anti-American, social justice theology.

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            • Unlike the form and style critics, I read your entire post and understood it. Although, it would have been easier and faster to read and comprehend had you separated it.

              I am cautiously optimistic, too. You are correct that it is high time for all oath takers, and citizens alike, to stand up and defend the nation so many have fought and died for.

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        • Dutchman says:

          IMHO;
          If Barr wanted to ‘clean’ it, he could have ordered a second Special Council, to once again shut down any other investigations, cause “ongoing investigation.

          He firmly rejected/ignored such calls (thanks Graham, but NO!) BECAUSE he knows the ONLY way the DOJ and FBI can begin to redeem themselves, is by as he described years ago, investigations and prosecutions that are conducted in an apolitical way.

          The ONLY question (he said, paraphrasing) is does the evidence support indicting. We do not charge because of political considerstions, nor do we NOT charge, because of political considerations.

          Wray is an idiot, and there are still some in FBI and DOJ resisting, cover their asses/involvement. But if Barr is what we hope he is, he can counter that.

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          • PatriotKate says:

            I disagree. A Special Counsel is where investigations go to be managed and covered up. Goodness, we have one of the finest examples staring us right in the face.

            Name me one Special Counsel in history that actually revealed the truth and lead to justice.

            No, the fact that AG Barr has resisted another SC is a good sign, IMO.

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        • 3rdday61 says:

          OldSalt thank you for your service.
          I truly believe that you are absolutely correct and justified with your assertions.
          Bottom line is that there’s no peaceful way out of this without true Justice.
          Barr knows it, Trump knows it and of course the criminal enemies domestic know this and are actively promoting obstruction/cover up in their main goal of keeping The People divided. As far as a plan goes, I know for a fact that all these distractions are holding this economy back from the explosive prosperity possible. Growth which can only be obtained with real consumer and investor confidence. I’m not talking about ‘irrational exuberance’ BS. Justice must prevail.
          I trust God and President Trump and The American People. Victory is ours.

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        • Sugarhillhardrock says:

          Excellent observations, Oldsalt.

          We are waiting on AG Barr. I’m trusting that due to complexity and the size of the dangerous game he is stalking, and the fact he is 12 weeks in office, he is being methodical in his review and preparation.

          If he proves to be Bondo Barr, as SD originally theorized, then I’m wrong and patriots will need to restore the republic.

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        • Zorro says:

          The only institution that should be saved is the American Republic.

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        • DL says:

          I suppose many feel they have to protect certain government institutions in much the same way as the Catholic Church felt they had to hide and protect child predators in order to protect the institution of the Church! If an entire population lost faith or no longer trusted these institutions, the collapse would be devastating to society! The irony is, when the public inevitably finds out about the crimes and then the cover ups, it makes matters worse! Barr has publicly stated that he believes there are problems in the way the investigation(s) were handled and that he IS going to investigate it. My best guess is that they will come up with some violations of FBI & DOJ rules that they can blame on a very few top echelon officials, but nothing that will rise to the level of breaking laws that they could be indicted for! If Trump doesn’t win in 2020, Barr will be gone and the Leftist puppet that a new Democrat president will install, will put a halt to any further investigation and clear everyone involved in this whole scam!

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      • WSB says:

        Sundance, Wolfe was indicted for minimal violations around June 7, 2017.

        Barr did not arrive until February 14, 2019. Are you suggesting that once Barr came into office, he should have immediately charged Wolfe for more offenses, rather than waiting for this IG report to be submitted?

        Is the Wolfe leak indictment pending the IG report, in case there is more to it than we knew…maybe Warner’s involvement? Wolfe was never charged for this offense, so now he and others could be?

        And maybe this is the reason Warner is pushing Burr to squeeze Donald Jr.

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      • wasn’t the Wolfe cover-up done before Barr came on board?

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        • WSB says:

          It was. See my comment above yours, however I believe SD is questioning Barr not acting..yet…on the additional offenses Dianne Feinstein and others begged to be ignored back in 2017.

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          • I am inclined to give Attorney General Barr a bit more time to assemble his cases. He is just at 90 days on the job. I think ending Special Counsel Mueller’s witch hunt deserves an attaboy in that short period of time. I don’t believe that was a coincidence, do you?

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            • WSB says:

              No, I do not. Completely agree. Barr was able to wrangle the SC investigation. In my mind, it was as soft of a landing Mueller was allowed. His letter to Barr was a dead giveaway.

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      • That’s why Rod Rosenstein looked like a hostage during the Barr press conference. He looked terrified of consequences for his actions to my eyes.

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        • Tl Howard says:

          He, Barr, and Sessions sure looked like they were having fun at RR’s send off party. Go figure. An odd threesome they were, considering their roles in all this.

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          • CHenie says:

            RR rides off into the sunset, pension in hand, on the way to a lucrative law firm gig.

            And as for Barr, this is what Newsmax reported:

            Barr also spoke at Rosenstein’s farewell party, noting that Rosenstein worked under Mueller back when Mueller was assistant attorney general.

            Barr said “Little did we know that we would be getting the old band back together again,” he joked.

            Now go ahead and fantasize about Barr holding anyone to account.

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            • Orbanista says:

              I watched Barr deliver that line, and I interpreted it as a subtle jab at RR. Perhaps I was reading too much into it. I also thought RR’s cell phone directions analogy sounded a bit like a confession.

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        • Boxerpaws says:

          Rodentstein will squeal before he goes down. He had that lovely trip with Trump on Air Force One. Pretty good for a man who was going to wire his conversations with the President.

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        • Boxerpaws says:

          Rodentstein will squeal before he goes down. He had that lovely trip with Trump on Air Force One. Pretty good for a man who was going to wire his conversations with the President.

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        • Issy says:

          “Hostage” was the word I used to describe what Rod looked like, and he may very well be.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Yes, aside from what the I.G. report SAYS, in the body, I will be looking at summary & conclusion, and classified appendix.
        They should tell us, pretty definitively, where Barr is coming down. If he pulls a Rosie, in how he handles the I.G. report, its all over, he’s a ‘cleaner’.

        I don’t THINK he IS, but that I.G. report SHOULD tell us, definitively. I do feel that been burned too many times,…but my glass still has beer in it.

        Its not much, but I thought a deliberate ‘tell’ by Barr, was when he referred to Horowitz as “Mike”. Could almost hear the anus’s puckering in the hearing room, when he said that.

        Coulda said “the I.G.”, or “I.G. Horowitz”, I felt he deliberately was sending a message. But, objectively that ain’t much.

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      • Rachel Guess says:

        SD,

        I still have high hopes for AG Barr. Don’t forget that weissman unexpectedly quit the mueller squad quite suddenly and out of the blue with no explanation provided. That alone says that he was leaned on by someone, and AG Barr had taken office just weeks prior to that, so I strongly suspect that he was leaned on by AG Barr by being given the choice to leave or be fired. AG Barr is also the first official willing to take a public stand by openly stating in a Congressional hearing that POTUS was spied on and that he will personally handle the investigation into the 2016 clinton and dnc issues.

        That being said, AG Barr is old school, meaning that it is doubtful that information is going to be released prior to indictments, and there may be some things that we never have the back story on as some minor players will simply be terminated. Prior to eric ‘my ppl’ holder taking office, that was the standard approach to open investigations, and even closed investigations where no charges were filed against individuals, at the FBI and DoJ. For myself, I will be happy if it returns to that same policy as that is the way it should be.

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      • Orbanista says:

        Could it be reasonable to suppose that RR learned only gradually that the Wiessmann/Mueller enterprise was corrupt? And that McCabe’s turning on him re wearing a wire came shortly after RR realized conclusively that it was corrupt?

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        • Orbanista says:

          After all, RR’s memo recommending Comey’s firing is still first-rate, and he never renounced it, and he seemed to reinforce it during his farewell address, which was a pretty good speech.

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      • SpotTheSpook says:

        I agree that we should always be skeptical but…

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      • Issy says:

        I’m on the fence too Sundance. Barr has made some good statements, but until we get action… I agree with you completely about rosenstein. He strikes me as one of those swampy D.C. characters that picks the winning side and gets on it to advance his career. Things were not looking that great for Trump at the time he made mueller appointment. (without a named crime) Then, with the IG report and finding the strzok -page emails, the lies by mccabe, the tide began to turn. It was assisted mightily by citizen journalist who dug and put the puzzle pieces together. I think “ole rod” decided to he needed to change sides. He is being rehabilitated by Trump and Barr for a reason.

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    • I feel as frustrated as you with the lack of action, however, I will give AG Barr a little leeway on this particular “matter” because I trust he’s getting all his ducks in order. If it can be proven in court Popa-whatever-his-name-is was set up, I believe the entire Mueller/Weissmann report will be discredited. This could be the start of the Big Ugly….of course, if the evidence is there.

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    • Will Hunt says:

      As one more data point, the backslapping/gladhanding bon voyage party that RR was just given is curious for someone who allegedly has a central role in this sordid, corrupt and illegal operation. There were nothing but big smiles, good lucks, thanks for your hard work… and Barr right there in the middle of it.

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      • Elle says:

        Maybe, but it institutions where there are ladders to climb and people moving around, it is very common to see rivals laughing it up and joking with each other. The person coming in to replace the guy leaving ALWAYS says: Bob is the greatest guy since sliced bread, and whoo-boy, I sure have some big shoes to fill.

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    • Fubu says:

      Timing my friend. Picture a cat playing with a rat before the kill.

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    • Issy says:

      Deadhorse, Alaska, would be a nice place to send them.

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  4. ATheoK says:

    “The only way DAG Rosenstein and Robert Mueller didn’t know about the operation is if they both claim that Andrew Weissmann was completely rogue and in control over the FBI agents.”

    Wonderful! More questions for Mueller and Weissman!!
    NappiAdler will never allow Conservatives to question Mueller at Congress now.

    The FOIA release is sufficient evidence for a search warrant to seize Mueller’s and Weissman’s phones, memory sticks, computers drives and to subpoena all communications and finances, including those of Mueller’s ‘Special Investigation’.

    Then initiate real interrogations into Mueller’s and Weisman’s actions and conduct.
    What is hinted at in the FOIA release is sufficient grounds for Racketeering (RICO) investigations.

    Evidence uncovered during RICO investigations can then fill out much of the coup attempt.
    I doubt Mueller and Weisman will die in prison, though RICO convictions have lengthy sentences.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Show me the money.

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    • tucker7518 says:

      Mueller said he will not testify this week, it is too soon. Doubt if Mueller will ever testify.

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    • dwpender says:

      DOJ does not need a warrant to examine any communications (or the metadata memorializing them) that take place via US Government cellphones, computers, or other devices.

      The key to get at the “intent” of at least some of Mueller’s people is to recover the metadata from the Strozk/Page SC phones that Mueller had “wiped” and assigned to other agents (“standard operating procedure,” we are told).

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  5. Truthfilter says:

    We should pray for AG Barr. Pray that he has the courage and conviction to do what’s right under the law. We should pray for all of our leaders—even the ones we hold in contempt. “Grandma” does this everyday in the open thread.

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    • Linda K. says:

      We should pray that AG Barr has a fire in his belly for the law. He does have a confident demeanor and good humor in the middle of this clown show with Congress.

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    • CHenie says:

      Good for “Grandma” Praying for these people is certainly a nice gesture, but it accomplishes nothing. Sorry that’s just the truth. God gave man free will, and no amount of praying is going to change Barr or anyone else from a swamp critter to a warrior for justice.

      It is also a nice cop-out as it makes one feel like they are actually DOING something about this coup attempt.

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      • AMK says:

        CH
        I will pray that your eyes are opened to the power of prayer… better yet, I promise, if you ask God to give you understanding of prayer, you will be answered.

        God wants us to ask him for strength, guidance, wisdom, discernment…He wants us to rely upon him….

        Maybe just think of prayer as sending out love/positive energy to counter the effects of evil/negative energy…neither can be destroyed, but one can nullify the other….imagine a world with only non-praying people…evil would win….

        The very fact you woke with breath in your body should give you reason to say a prayer of thanks!

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        “It is also a nice cop-out as it makes one feel like they are actually DOING something about this coup attempt.”

        Referring to prayer as a “cop-out” is wrong. 😦 Many of us have witnessed the power of group prayer.

        I understand your frustration, but praying and DOING something are not mutually exclusive. We have no idea what other actions prayerful people may be taking to support our President, our nation, and justice.

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      • Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

        “God gave man free will, and no amount of praying is going to change Barr or anyone else from a swamp critter to a warrior for justice.”
        Praying IS what will accomplish having a swamp critter, using that free will God gave us all, to change to a warrior. You can chose to believe it is a cop-out, that is your prerogative and free will to think so.
        Those of us who know better do not pray just to “feel like we are DOING something.”

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    • Scott B. says:

      …and pray that Mr. Barr doesn’t sleep with a pillow over his head.

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  6. Sammy Hains says:

    Mueller/Weissmann tried to make a case that President Trump was guilty of obstructing a POSSIBLE FUTURE investigation under , but Barr didn’t bite (which is why they refused to make a determination on obstruction).

    The irony is they made the case for prosecuting themselves and all involved in the coverup of the FBI’s Russian hoax crimes.

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  7. OldSaltUSNR says:

    @Sundance

    Regards and compliments on your blog. I haven’t always agreed with your assumptions or conclusions, but your work is generally pretty solid. It’s not easy being the man in TR’s “arena”.

    ref: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/7-it-is-not-the-critic-who-counts-not-the-man

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  8. Dixie T says:

    The FBI sure were searching for that $10,0000—–which pretty much PROVES the entrapment!!!

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    • wxobserver says:

      There will be a record of that $10,000 somewhere in the FBI. It wouldn’t be a small matter to get that kind of money for an undercover operation. Probably a few approvals and signatures. Remember that Papa-D’s was fined $10,000 as part of the plea deal. The FBI wanted their money back. Somewhere in the FBI there was likely a bookkeeper screaming that they need that money back.

      Haul Weissman in front of the SSCI and ask him about that under oath. Will Graham do that?

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      • Will Hunt says:

        I doubt they’d use any traceable, agency resources for the $10k and I doubt they’d have any trouble raising it from America’s enemies.

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      • Ned Zeppelin says:

        Actually believe the fine was $9500, kind of funny. “Keep the change, PapaD.”

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  9. Judiciary says:

    Stasi police tactics must be the blueprint for these traitors.

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  10. Barnestormer says:

    Not to go all Paul Harvey or anything, but what’s the rest of the $10,000 story? Does GP still control the money through his lawyer? Has George performed one month’s worth of consulting for which it was allegedly a retainer? Did Tawil ask for reimbursement for GP’s failure to perform the consulting services?

    The whole Mueller scheme appears too slapdash to have been intended as a prosecutable case. Wouldn’t a serious entrapment have called for letting George do some actual work, solidifying the foreign agency relationship? And simply carrying the cash into the U.S. isn’t much of a laundering job. If the bills were “marked,” their incriminating value would be in tracing them to a fraudulent end. Intercepting the cash at the airport precluded any deceit unless George chose to lie about the source or purpose on the spot.

    Rather, there are just enough superficial elements to threaten a case, presumably with the intent of producing composed testimony against the Trump campaign. That’s a familiar pattern with Mueller’s thugs. In any event, knowing the fate of the $10k might provide some illuminating context.

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    • WSB says:

      Bingo, Barnestormer. I still am confused by this whole thing. Yes, entrapment but not good enough to stick to a court case, IMHO.

      I still do not have conviction on whether George or Carter were part of the plot or unknowing patsies.

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      • Sammy Hains says:

        They were never concerned with the actual prosecution of Popadopoulos.

        The setup/sting was meant to be the means to an end, in order to move the ball forward on manufacturing a plausible justification for spying on the Trump campaign.

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        • Maquis says:

          They tried to force PapaD to “compose,” to do their mendatious bidding, and had he fallen into this trap they might well have succeeded.

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        • Firefly says:

          I recall reading that PapaD was asked to wear a wire and he refused. Was he set up to bully him into wearing a wire? After PapaD refused did the FBI retaliate for his refusing?
          We still don’t have the whole story.

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      • EJS says:

        I think they were in on it. Their job now is to run cover for the operation that went bad. Phony lawsuits, A book and media blitz that’s full of crap that can never be proven! I am not buying any of it!

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    • Dutchman says:

      IF they truly intended to entrap a “Trump Campaign Advisor” in a Russian supply of Hillarys emails, they would, at SOME point have had someone posing as a Russian, handing over phoney Hillary emails, and HAD THEM ON TAPE, RECIEVING.

      THATS the classic sting m.o.: look at Abscam. Corrupt politicians stuffing bundles of cash in their pockets, allegedly from an Arab sheik, in exchange for favors, ON FILM.

      Ditto for ‘terrorists’ who recieve ‘explosives’from undrrcover FIBS.
      They never did that. They just wanted to show people in DJT campaign were ‘interested’, assuming they could build obstruction. Right from the beginning, it was about OBSTRUCTION, not COLLUSION.

      THATS why no one actually OFFERED any Trump campaign officials (phoney) Hillary emails.

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      • Janpt says:

        So the plan was never to prove “collusion”, whatever that may be (certainly not a crime), but to prove obstruction by producing a report, which arguably evedenced NO collusion, but only due to obstruction?!
        Do they really think in such tangled ways?
        And yes, I do take note that SD repeatedly has pointed out that Dhimmis fo nothing else than plot all day.

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        Dutch,
        I think the facts we have so far point in that build obstruction as primary means of getting PDJT in legal jeopardy. You put your finger right on their scheme, post election.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      They were on the clock meaning it had to be done quickly. In an ideal world Trump would have willingly resigned due to the unrelenting pressure of the Russia Collusion. The coup would have won.

      Instead, Trump went about his business did not retreat to a siege mentality and built a reputation as a President who is sure and knows how to get things done. It is a story that is at least as miraculous as Trump winning the election.

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    • Rodmann says:

      I recall that Papa said the money is still with his attorney in Greece and offered the cash to the SC, if they wanted to go get it. He was also fined some bizarre amount like $9800 at sentencing, I guess the SC was trying to save some taxpayer money…..

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  11. mtk says:

    You got to let the suspect commit the crime before you take ’em in, basic FBI101 case work. Meaning Papadopoulos had to be given a chance of passing through Customs. So the FBI jumped the gun.

    Yea, I know on International flights you are given declaration documents to prepare in advance of passing through customs. But, he did not have the money so there was nothing to declare.

    But how on Earth could the FBI know Papadopoulos would be, should be entering the Country with cash.

    Is the FBI actually stating their investigative powers to nail done every brown bag transaction is legendary to such an extent no graft, bribery and corruption goes unnoticed in the world.

    Who would have thonk it, FBI has a 100% batting average when it comes to stuffed brown bags of cash, so much so that the crime does not exist without grave risk.
    (Of coarse i am being sarcastic, the only way the FBI knew any of this they where running a sting)

    Lets try giving the FBI the benefit of doubt on this, by starting with Papadopoulos had the cash on him.
    Since they already jumped the gun, i.e. by not allowing him to at least see if was going to sneak pass customs.

    What if he declared it, then all they have is FARA.
    Now, the case rests on intent, good luck with that…

    We all here are very aware of filling FARA declarations after the fact. In fact the Podesta boys famously filed many months after the fact for the millions that they took in through a labyrinth of shell companies, and then only when it became appearnt an investigation was under way.
    The Podesta’s go Oops, we let that slipped, we will be down the first thing next business day to file the FARA paper work, and that made everything legit, and the investigation closed up shop.

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    • WSB says:

      Completely agree, mtk. Your account very neatly wraps up criminal charges against the FBI and the Mueller team.

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      • mtk says:

        I am sure there is more to come.
        —————-
        It is very hard to carry a train of thought forward in the flyby world of breaking news. There are times, even here on the CTH, where the CHT post something, and if the commentary misses the mark of hitting the window of visibility then everyone has moved on to the next post.

        My Two points of observation are…

        Thanks WSB, when you tag(like) one of my commentaries, my view is, “I have communicated effectively.”

        Second, as an old hand of putting my thoughts out in the public domain over the past 25+ years, yes that is right, i’ve been doing this since the yahoo geocities days, I ‘ve come to conclusion, that my commentary (posting/blogging) audience ARE NOT the passer by’s audience but are the very people that collect everything.

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  12. Brian Baker says:

    It’s no wonder the DOJ/FBI never want to reveal their “sources and methods” because it turns out they’re “dishonest and corrupt.”

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  13. tav144 says:

    Name

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  14. Chewbarkah says:

    June 8, 2017: Tawil gives Papadopoulos $10k in cash.
    July 27, 2017: FBI Team detains Papadopoulos at NY airport; fails to find any evidence.
    August 2, 2017: Rosenstein produces “expanded scope memo” authorizing Mueller, among other things, to investigate Papadopoulos for being an unregistered agent of Israel.

    Options:
    1) Mueller tricked the ever credulous Rosenstein and used him like a $2 whore; or,
    2) Rosenstein was a willing participant in the criminal conspiracy to frame Papadopoulos so they could coerce him to sing and/or compose against Trump (or maybe just use him as a scalp on their belt to discredit Trump and pretend their operation was successful).
    3) Both of the above?
    4) Rosenstein defenders: Are there any other possibilities that make Rosenstein look ok?

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    • P T. Bohall says:

      NONE!

      Dude lives a couple of miles from Andy McCabe, and a couple of miles from the Awan Brothers and a couple of miles from me and a couple of miles from….. all sorts of regulatory personnel, federal cops, IRS agents, FBI agents, main agency general counsels and headquarters lawyers…..

      Rodrigo KNEW SOMETHING ~ perhaps he was easily misled under sodium pentethol or something ~ gotta’ be really exotic to get him off this one.

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  15. Attorney, William D Ware says:

    I love the work you have done. I cannot express my gratitude enough as a fellow patriot. No one has done what you have done and are doing.

    Thank you.

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  16. Skippy says:

    RE: AG BARR

    There are only 24 hours in a day of which 7 to 8 should be for sleeping and additional for wife and family. I personally suspect AG Barr is putting in intense hours at the DOJ right now. I applaud him, his wife and his family! As Marines say: “Semper Fi”. Thank you AG Barr!

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  17. chojun says:

    *IMPORTANT DETAIL*

    There’s an important detail missing in this excellent write-up. In George’s first interview with Dan Bongino a few months ago, Papadopoulos detailed to Bongino that he was detained *BEFORE* customs.

    This is a very, very critically important detail.

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  18. TMonroe says:

    “[A “laundering” charge applies if the money is illegally obtained. The FARA violation would be the *illegal* aspect making the treasury charges heavier. Note: the use of the airport baggage-check avoids the need for a search warrant.”

    The Soviets have nothing on the sources and methods of the usual suspects.

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  19. Arrest Soros says:

    49 days between Pappa receiving the cash and arriving in NY.
    How can the FBI be confident Pappa would still be carrying the cash?
    Pappa went from Cyprus to Greece to Germany before arriving in NY. He could have done anything with that cash. Heck, there are enough high end stores at all those places for Pappa to buy jewellery worth $9,900 and waltz through customs. (ring on finger, necklace around neck etc)
    Personal items don’t have to be declared.

    The problem for the FBI was the CASH transactions instead of electronic funds transfer. An EFT would have had solid trails, but then the FBI couldn’t lie about who gave him the money.
    That’s what they wanted to do. Lie to a court about who gave the money to Pappa and why.
    Bastards.

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  20. NJF says:

    Weissman should have to share a room w/Cohen & Avanetti.

    C’mon Barr we’re counting on you.

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  21. chuckyschmucky says:

    This fascist rat Weissman not only needs to be sent to prison, but must have his law licence revoked. Yes, he cannot practice law from prison, but you just know that the next corrupt Democrat president will pardon the lowlife and he simply cannot be allowed to terrorize any more citizens or businesses with his law license. He’s simply too evil, corrupt and maniacal.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Chucky;
      You assume there WILL be another corrupt Democrat President to pardon this barstud weisman, and others.
      I submit firstly eliminate Democrat, changed to UNIPARTY corrupt politician, firstly.

      IF we have another POTUS, like the previous 4, pardoning these coupist barstuds is going to be the LEAST of our problems!

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    • chuckyschmucky– Although legal norms are constantly changing, in the recent past, a felony conviction was automatic grounds for immediate disbarment. New York is one of those states where the process is simultaneous– when you are pronounced a felon, your bar license immediately disappears, never to return.

      So, even when the convicted felon has served his time, or has been pardoned, that felon will still not ever be able to practice law again. This used to be universally true in all 50 states, however, there is a trend to allow special pleadings for some very low level felonies, in some states; e.g. gambling, addiction, low level assault. Regardless, only about 7% of those who attempt to be readmitted to the bar are successful, and it comes at great cost, both financially and in terms of time. It can be a multi-year process to re-obtain the law license and entry to the bar.

      After all that Weissmann’s done, should he be convicted, I think we can be positive that he won’t ever be practicing law again, and certainly not for the U.S. government. (Trivia– these standards are almost identical for physicians. A felony conviction precludes one from practicing medicine, in the future; and it definitely disallows one from being able to ever again prescribe scheduled narcotics.)

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  22. Romaine Spence says:

    They were so desperate to get Trump for anything they needed every handle they could get on anyone associated with him, even if they had to make it up out of whole cloth. Kudos to Papadopoulos for smelling a rat and avoiding the trap.

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  23. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    I had always thought Brennan was the chief Coup mastermind. Now it looks like Weissman was right there with him. And then it makes sense that Weissman (I’m guessing he’s behind that “800 former prosecutors say POTUS would have been charged with obstruction if he were not president” petition letter; also seems to be continuing to leak now to favorable outlets) won’t let things go even still. He can’t. Because once the music stops he’s toast, or at least all his co-conspirators are toast.

    All the talk about Rosenstein. Was he in on it or not? I think this — he was not in on it, then he was, and then (now) he was not.

    As POTUS has said, when he fired Comey he thought people on both sides would be happy. And someone (DiGenova?) has mentioned that this was the same feeling Rosey had, too, in drafting his Comey memo that was part of the case built for firing Comey (although POTUS told Lester Holt it was his call alone).

    In all of the McCabe and Coup leaking, and the responses to it (DiGenova, etc) the story (or claim) has come out that Rosey went from happy to dump Comey (thought he’d be lauded) to someone who then had the entire Coup construct come down on him like a building. DiGenova (or someone similar) basically said Rosey is an establishment guy who cares about his reputation. So once he realized what was going on with the Coup and their apparent power in the situation, I think Rosey decided to switch sides (become a bad guy) rather than get swept away in the tide.

    If this sounds farfetched. recall the reporting of Sharyl Attkisson and others saying that would-be whistleblowers were doing the same thing. Waiting to see which side was going to win before they would talk. Being a hero sounds like a noble cause, but it can seem a lot better to some, I think, to be a coward with a life rather than a disgraced martyr who picked the losing side.

    Anyways, I think Rosey stayed in his “bad guy” role from about the time Comey was fired until very, very recently. My guess is Barr, and the confirmation of Barr, helped turn the tide. If you’re Rosey, do you trust Sessions or Whittaker to get things right and take the bad guys down? Doubtful. But Barr is a different proposition. He might be able to get the job done, and give you a path out of the wreckage.

    Barr kept Rosey around to help wrap things up on Rosey’s role in the FISA stuff, I believe. Barr also had Rosey help him come to the “no obstruction” conclusion and sign off on same. In that way, on that issue, Barr and Rosey needed each other. They each get credibility from the other on the “no obstruction” determination and thus there are fewer attack angles to assail that decision had either one of them not helped decide it.

    Now, Rosenstein gets an honorable and grand departure from the DOJ. Did Weissman get anything like that? He did not.

    What can’t be understated is how important Barr is in all of this. He knows Rosenstein, he knows Mueller. Of course, we still have to see exactly where Mueller ends up when he testifies, but I think that without those personal relationships (especially Barr-Mueller) all of this could have ended up in a much, much worse place then where it is now. It’s not over, but we could be in far worse shape than this had the wrong AG been selected, I believe.

    Basically, I think Barr has helped pull both Rosey and Mueller back from the brink. Brennan and Weissman wanted them to go one way, and they did at least to some extent, but I think Barr has helped bring them back to reality. At least Rosey. We’ll see with Mueller when he testifies.

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    • CHenie says:

      You are thinking way too hard. And Mueller will never testify.

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      • strateshooter says:

        I think the dems and Mueller himself would be buffoons to testify 🙂
        I think POTUS is pushing for Mueller not to testify simply to taunt the Dems into making him testify.

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      • CHenie– If Mueller is subpoenaed before a Grand Jury, he’ll have a very difficult time not testifying. He may plead the 5th, or have difficulty recalling events, but he’ll still have to put his butt in front of the court. To not respond to the subpoena, or to ignore it, wouldn’t be a very wise move.

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    • S Gordy says:

      Gee, I wonder if Comey similarly sought an opinion from 800 ‘former Republican prosecutors’ to determine that none would have prosecuted Hillary for her laundry list of crimes before his grandiose public exoneration.

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  24. robin wainright says:

    Moderator/ I have been hanging around for two years under Wolfrom2, I had to change things because of computer problems and now can not get back in. I made a reply to cetera which you reviewed. Miss being able to comment.. Sorry for the trouble. don’t know where to go for help.

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    • Ad rem says:

      Could you send me an email (address is in the upper right corner of the blog)….with your preferred username, and I’ll try to fix this for you. 😉

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  25. Since there has been no mention that the FBI agents who arrived at the airport to arrest Papadopoulos were McCabe, Strzok, Page, Priestap, and Baker, I guess we can finally put to rest the ridiculous claim by Sean Hannity and several others that the rank-and-file FBI agents are a bunch of Dudley Do-Rights and all the corruption was concentrated in a few individuals at the top of the pyramid. Bee ess. The dirt is wide-spread throughout the FBI (ditto DoJ).

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  26. I recently saw this video about how badly an AZ Rep Renzi was treated by the Just Us system. Crazy stuff! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRwIZRc2ihiew0vaV3P-Tnw

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    • Issy says:

      Interesting. I have automatically thought the worst of any congressperson who was indicted, as we basically know what they are. However, based on recent events we do know the fbi frames people. Who better to arrange it than a former fbi agent working for the people wanting him ousted. I don’t know the specifics of the evidence, so I can’t say, but it might be worth looking into again.

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  27. F N says:

    What did Whitey Bulger know about Mueller?

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  28. USA First! says:

    Wrays ugly face needs to be in that picture with the rest of the lizard people.

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  29. Rynn69 says:

    It can be summed up here: If these criminals are not prosecuted for the treasonous crimes committed and the FBI either closed down or drastically reduced and reformed — America is G. O. N. E. F. O. R. E. V. E. R. The American people will never, ever trust any law enforcement agency ever again and, to that end, society will crumble. If AG Barr does not do this, it is over. It was disconcerting to see the jokes at a vile, unethical, duplicitous criminal’s “retirement” party. Big mistake IMHO on Barr’s part.

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    • Lulu says:

      Most of America doesn’t care and doesn’t know. Those on the left, if they know/knew support this because the ends justify those means.

      And many on the right if the know/knew believe that the authorities especially law enforcement should be given the benefit of the doubt.

      It does not matter either way, because the fact that this happened on this scale in front of our elected representatives and national media (who mostly know it was a coup) and they went along with it tells you the country is already lost.

      There is no chance to change this either because due to mass immigration of Democrat voters there will never be a two-party system again unless we get a party farther left than the Democrats.

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  30. Pyrthroes says:

    All power to Papadopoulos, and kudos to Sundance, the Esteemed Object of Our Affection (EOOF).

    Having long since determined that nothing, but nothing, of this Mueller-Rosenstein Axis has the slightest legitimacy, it’s good to see Weissman exposed for the criminally blatant entrapper that he is. On this basis, we also view FBI Director Wray as a true failure, hoping that Trump will act to remove this deadhead MzBill sympathizer at AG Barr’s behest.

    Meantime, we know one thing: Whatever Weissman’s post-inaugural set-up here, investigators haven’t scratched the surface yet.

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  31. John says:

    Why even bother unless they needed to publicly impugn his integrity….. in case something else came out like spying.

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    • Lulu says:

      You get him on those three charges and he’s facing years and years in federal prison. Then you get him to testify to whatever you write for him and you remove President Trump, and possibly jail him as a lesson to anyone else who ever thought to run for office without the approval of the deepstate and their puppet masters.

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  32. Firefly says:

    The FBI under Comey and Mueller prey on the weakest links to trick and dupe in their pernicious setups/entrapments. Linked below is one case where the FBI stooped so low as using a person they referred to as a “retarded fool”. Bet they thought PapaD was naive. One of the best thing he did was turn over the $10,000 to an attorney in Greece. Tony Shaffer in an interview stated the FBI needs to go thru an audit because this spygate stuff isn’t their first.

    https://theintercept.com/2017/05/17/dont-lionize-james-comey-the-fbi-did-some-terrible-things-under-him/

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  33. Hoop says:

    Weissman is going to go to JAIL for a LONG TIME!

    😀

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  34. concerned3 says:

    I would like to bring everyone back to the Inter-agency agreement between the FBI and CIA completed in 2005. In this agreement that CIA had operational control of all offshore operations. Therefore, an Israel operation could not have taken place without CIA operational control. So was the Republic of Cyprus operation an effort to avoid the Inter-agency agreement with the CIA. If the CIA was in control per the agreement then who was the director of the CIA in June 2017, that would be Mike Pompeo. So depending on how you view Mike Pompeo, this could be a very solid black mark against him or another Black Mark against Andrew Weissmann by violating the Inter-agency agreement.


    Mike Pompeo January 23, 2017 –

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    • Firefly says:

      Excellent point. Gina Haspel was Chief of London station. There has been several times Pompeo made statements contrary to PTrump. When reporters asked about it Pompeo just say he’s not contradicting PTrump but doesn’t explain and the reporters don’t follow up. Don’t fully know what’s really going on behind the scenes.

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  35. Bulldog84 says:

    I waffle on George P-dop. The SC gang is corrupt, I don’t doubt it. However, it’s possible that someone still placed him in the Trump campaign and now they are just very awkwardly covering their bases.

    One way to look at this is to see that it keeps the attention on George, and off someone else who could have been a much more highly placed mole.

    It looks like whatever the case, Weissman messed up and that’s why he was told he was done at DOJ.

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    • I believe that George Papadopolous is keeping a very high social profile– lots of tweets, book signings, radio and television interviews, and podcasts. He’s not eligible for any sort of Secret Service protection, and being in the public spotlight is a very good plan to not be Arkancided. It’s a means for staying alive until this entire Spy-gate affair has been prosecuted, penalties distributed, fines and sentences handed out, and completely wrapped up. Perhaps a few years after that, PapaD may be able to have a somewhat normal life, again.

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  36. concerned3 says:

    On June 8th, 2017, in Israel under very suspicious circumstances, where Papadopoulos felt very unnerved, Mr. Tawil hands him $10,000 in cash for future consultancy based on a $10k/month retainer.

    So was Mr. Tawil a CIA agent as the Inter-agency agreement between the FBI and CIA would seem to dictate?

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  37. Anon says:

    Great research folks.

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  38. concerned3 says:

    If I recall correctly Nunes agreed with the suggestion that intelligence operations were being farmed out to third parties. So did Mike Pompeo, farm this operation out to George Tawil in order to avoid direct connection with his agency (CIA)?

    “The man former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos claimed gave him a mysterious $10,000 cash payment, Israeli citizen George Tawil, was a former intelligence asset for the CIA and FBI, according to documents publicized by WikiLeaks.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2018/08/papadopoulos-set-up-by-fbi-cia-operative/

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  39. youme says:

    The FBI does not have the authority to conduct a “border search”.

    The FBI has no authority to search the luggage of passengers arriving on international flights.

    The FBI cannot enter the Customs area of an international arrivals area of a U.S. airport without Customs permission and they must be accompanied by a Customs official at all times.

    The stop and search of George Papadopoulos and his wife, if conducted by a US Customs official, must be entered into the Treasury Enforcement Communications System ( TECS ). ( Would be an interesting FOIA request )

    There is no law that prohibits persons from carrying cash into the US. You can bring in 10 thousand or a million dollars in cash. The law only requires that the person declare any amount over 10,000.00.

    Bringing in or transporting cash is not money laundering.

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    • concerned3 says:

      And, I take this to agree with Sundance’s statement above “Bringing $10,000 (or more) in cash into the U.S., without reporting, is a violation of U.S. treasury laws. ” Therefore, as you said Andrew Weissmann must have had an active agreement wit the US Customs official’s to stop George Papadopoulos and his wife. So who did Andrew Weissmann make this agreement , before starting the rest of the operation? And, just as importantly when?

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      • concerned3 says:

        typo “So who did Andrew Weissmann make this agreement , before starting the rest of the operation?” should be “So who did Andrew Weissmann make this agreement with, before starting the rest of the operation?”

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  40. Pelayo says:

    Kudos to Undercover Huber and CTH and other truly independent journalists. Can you imagine the uproar if in one if those black tie events announcing Pulitzer awards you hear, “and the winner is Undercover Huber”

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  41. TomA says:

    Once again, during Obama’s term in office, the DOJ/FBI was infiltrated and seduced into becoming, in effect, a criminal enterprise with the primary mission of implementing a political agenda by any means necessary. The two preeminent law enforcement institutions in the United States were not only corrupted into becoming a modern day Gestapo (see arrest raids conducted against Manafort & Stone which intentionally scared their wives to death and then threw them out on the pre-dawn street in their nightgowns), but they proactively and with malice aforethought did enormous tangible harm to many innocent people. How much more harm must occur before Barr or Congress steps in and insists that the jackboots be expelled from these institutions?

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  42. IAWulf says:

    Another unstated detail. How did the FBI know Geoge P. was on that specific flight to Dulles on that specific date (7/27/2017). If they knew that and also knew he was in Israel in June they must of been tracking his whereabouts for a couple of months. Did they have his phone monitored and have access to its GPS d ata?

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  43. Elle says:

    I have always been suspicious of the Gosh, Golly Me Papadopoulos meme . Making me further suspicious is that he wrote a book, since they always do that when they have a not-completely-true story that needs to be kept consistent……So tell me? Well, Judy, as it says in my book…. Also the book sales afford a legal opportunity to provide a sizable legal payment to the author.

    But I’m not sure if it really matters whether or not Papa was a wiling participant or a very lucky dupe. There were several scenarios laid out in comments above: he knew; he was used; someone in Chicago got wind of it and warned him; his wife is beautiful AND smart.

    What matters is what happened after he got back to the US. The desperate-men-desperate-measures of Weissmann/Mueller outlined by Sundance says it all. That they will go to such foolish and desperate measures makes you wonder how bad things really are.

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    • Elle says:

      in fact the more I think about it, I can’t help but wonder if it wasn’t Mueller and Weissmann who were being set up by Pappy. Maybe not. But why not? Trump was in office and it was already established that FBI/CIA had been committing treason using illegal FISA searches. It’s a fun thought.

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  44. Finbar O'Shaunnessey says:

    The thing about the intelligence community is, they have six ways from Sunday to leave an audit trail of corruption.

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  45. cdor1 says:

    I heard Papadopoulos describe this incident on an interview with Byron York. Leaving the money in Greece was very clever. For a young man Papa… was, as he describes himself, pretty darn worldly. It’s hard for me to understand why so much time was spent by the highest levels of our IC trying to catch this low level fellow in some kind of scheme. Also, he could have brought that money back with him. He just had to do it legally…declare it.

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  46. kansasguy says:

    Did someone at the CIA put the FBI in touch with Tawil? If that is the case, was Mike Pompeo aware of this attempted entrapment? How about Gina Haspel?

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  47. I’ve always been tickled that part of the Papadopoulos plea deal was a fine of $9500.

    He got to keep $500 of the bait money but had to give the rest back.

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  48. JulianusRex says:

    This is all just plain bull until there are indictments.

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  49. Zippy says:

    “approached by a known CIA operative named Charles Tawil”

    Part of the “parallel construction” effort since the 2015 Five Eyes intercepts which started it all could not be used.

    Parallel construction

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_construction

    Parallel construction is a law enforcement process of building a parallel—or separate—evidentiary basis for a criminal investigation in order to conceal how an investigation actually began.[1] In the US, a particular form is evidence laundering, where one police officer obtains evidence via means that are in violation of the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, and then passes it on to another officer, who builds on it and gets it accepted by the court under the good-faith exception as applied to the second officer.[2] This practice gained support after the Supreme Court’s 2009 Herring v. United States decision.[2]

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    • Zippy says:

      THIS is what they are trying to hide, TWO illegal things that are KNOWN (but not by many) to be used: Five Eyes used to bypass laws against spying on ones own citizens and the artificial construction of a “parallel” case to hide the illegal source of the initial “evidence” (false or otherwise) found in the actual Paragraph One which began it all.

      THIS is why people like Dan Bongino are screaming for declassifications that could settle the issue instantly, but never get them – the powers that be DO NOT DARE bring such obscure (to most) illegalities to widespread, worldwide light, especially in this case where they are being used against a political candidate.

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    • Zippy says:

      WELCOME TO LAW ENFORCEMENT’S “DARK SIDE”: SECRET EVIDENCE, ILLEGAL SEARCHES, AND DUBIOUS TRAFFIC STOPS
      January 9 2018

      https://theintercept.com/2018/01/09/dark-side-fbi-dea-illegal-searches-secret-evidence/

      In a sophisticated form, parallel construction may involve the use of information from the NSA’s mass surveillance programs that is then re-obtained through the less controversial powers granted by the 1976 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. When prosecutors present the information in court, they source it to traditional FISA, rather than the more controversial mass surveillance program. The Intercept reported in November 2017 that this occurred in the case of Fazliddin Kurbanov, who was convicted in Idaho on terrorism-related charges. Although classified NSA documents revealed that Kurbanov’s communications had been intercepted through PRISM, a warrantless mass surveillance program, the Justice Department claimed in court that he had only been subjected to warrant-based surveillance under traditional FISA powers.

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  50. iconoclast says:

    Anyone who read Sidney Powell’s book, Licensed to Lie, knows what a snake Weissman is. I hope they throw his corrupt a** in jail where he belongs. And make it a maximum security federal prison. Give him a taste of his own filthy medicine.

    https://www.amazon.com/Licensed-Lie-Sidney-Powell/dp/1732767602/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2M582FY9SVPD1&keywords=licensed+to+lie+by+sidney+powell&qid=1557685058&s=gateway&sprefix=sidney+powell%2Caps%2C162&sr=8-2

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