President Trump Calls Out FBI Director Christopher Wray: “the director is protecting the coup gang”…

This is good to see.  Finally President Trump indicates he is well aware of the intents and motives of FBI Director Christopher Wray covering for the illegal coup effort:

President Trump may have been aware of Chris Wray’s corrupt disposition prior to today; however, this is the first visible indication he understands the internecine organization of it.  Hopefully we can start the countdown clock to Wray’s exit.

Next up, Chris Wray’s #1 strategic hire, current FBI Legal Counsel Dana Boente.

In 2015 the DOJ-OIG (office of inspector general) requested oversight of the DOJ National Security Division.  It was Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates who responded with a lengthy 58 page legal explanation saying, essentially, ‘nope – not allowed.’ (PDF HERE) All of the DOJ is subject to oversight, except the DOJ-NSD.

When John Carlin resigned as Asst. Attorney General in charge of the DOJ National Security Division in October 2016 he was replaced by Principal Deputy Asst. Attorney General and Chief of Staff, Mary McCord.  After President Trump took office on January 20th, 2017, Sally Yates was Acting AG and Mary McCord was in charge of the DOJ-NSD.

Yates and McCord were the two Main Justice officials who then engaged with White House Counsel Don McGahn on January 26th, 2017, regarding the General Flynn FBI interview conducted on January 24th.  The Trump-Russia Collusion Conspiracy was the headline.

On January 30th, 2017, Sally Yates was fired for refusing to defend the Trump travel ban from extremist countries.  Yates was replaced on January 31st by the U.S. Attorney from the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA), Dana Boente.

With his shift to Main Justice Dana Boente was Acting Attorney General, and Mary McCord was Asst. AG in charge of the DOJ-NSD.  Boente was in the Acting AG position from Jan 31st, 2017, until Jeff Sessions was confirmed on February 8th, 2017.

When Jeff Sessions became AG, Dana Boente became Acting Deputy AG, a role he would retain until Rod Rosenstein was confirmed on April 25th, 2017.   [Mary McCord remained head of the DOJ-National Security Division]

On March 2nd, 2017, Dana Boente was one of the small group who participated in a conversation that led to the recusal of Jeff Sessions from anything related to the 2016 election.  This recusal included the ongoing FBI counterintelligence investigation known as Crossfire Hurricane, which was later picked up by Robert Mueller.

The other attendees for the recusal decision-making meeting (see above schedule) included Sessions’ chief of staff Jody Hunt; Criminal Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, Jim Crowell; Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) in the Department of Justice National Security Division Tash Gauhar (FISA lawyer); and Associate Deputy Attorney General Scott Schools.  [Note: Tash Gauhar was lawyer for FBI Clinton case; and Scott Schools was part of drafting Clinton exoneration letter.]

The Main Justice group influenced Jeff Sessions to recuse.

With AG Jeff Sessions recused on March 2, 2017, FBI Director James Comey now reported to Acting Deputy AG Dana Boente.  [Technically, Boente is still EDVA U.S. Attorney and is only ‘acting’ as Deputy AG]  Additionally, on March 31st, 2017, President Trump signs executive order 13787 making the U.S. EDVA Attorney the 3rd in line for DOJ succession.

Question:  If Dana Boente was appointed “Acting Attorney General” on January 31st, 2017 (he was), then why did Don McGahn need to draw up XO 13787 on March 31st, 2017… especially after confirmed AG Jeff Sessions was already in place Feb 9th?

The answer likely has to do with a sign-off needed for FISA.

See the issue?

How does somebody (unknown) advise White House Counsel Don McGahn to draw up an executive order so that Boente can sign a FISA…. without telling Don McGahn the reason why AG Sessions can’t sign off on the FISA?   See the issue now?

In the period between March 2nd and April 25th – With AG Sessions recused, and without a Deputy AG confirmed, Dana Boente is simultaneously:

  • U.S. Attorney for EDVA
  • Acting Deputy AG.
  • Acting AG for all issues related to Sessions recusal.

It is James Comey and Dana Boente who sign the April 2017 FISA renewal for Carter Page.

(Page #271 – Carter Page FISA Application)

This dynamic would later become important as notes Boente took from conversations with James Comey became evidence for Mueller’s expanded obstruction investigation.  [3/2/17 Mary McCord is still head of DOJ-NSD]

Somehow Acting Deputy AG Dana Boente’s personal and handwritten notes were mysteriously leaked to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

[Backstory Here]

On April 20th, 2017, Mary McCord announces her intent to resign from the DOJ National Security Division effective with the confirmation of Deputy AG nominee Rod Rosenstein.

On April 25th, 2017, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is confirmed.   Rosenstein now takes over the responsibilities held by Acting DAG Dana Boente; this includes the FBI counterintelligence probe.

On May 9th, 2017, FBI Director James Comey is fired.

On May 10th, 2017, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe opens a criminal ‘obstruction of justice investigation’ of President Trump to parallel/compliment the ongoing counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign and administration.

On/Around May 11th, 2017, Mary McCord departs.  Dana Boente now becomes the Asst. Attorney General and head of the DOJ National Security Divison.  Simultaneously retaining role as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of VA.

On May 16th, 2017, Rosenstein takes Robert Mueller to the White House to meet President Trump. On May 17th, Rosenstein appoints the Robert Mueller special counsel probe. On May 18th, 2017, Scott Schools authorizes Robert Mueller:

And we’re off to the Trump-Russia-Collusion-Obstruction races…

With hindsight it is now clear the various players inside Main Justice and the FBI had a vested interest in maintaining the assault against Trump. By now everyone can see the bigger goal was against the office of POTUS. [“obstruction” etc.]  All of the personnel moves should be reviewed with hindsight of the larger anti-Trump objective in mind.

Against the known fraud that was the Trump-Russia Collusion-Conspiracy narrative, there are no visible people who didn’t participate in one form or another.

Dana Boente was head of DOJ-NSD from May 11th, 2017 through end of October 2017 when he officially announced his intent to retire.  However, the timeline gets cloudy here because Boente said he was staying on until an official replacement was announced. There’s no indication of when he actually left the DOJ-NSD or the EDVA role.

On January 23rd, 2018, FBI Director Christopher Wray announces Boente has shifted over to the FBI to be Chief Legal Counsel (replacing James Baker).  As Mueller is using 19 lawyers, and 40 FBI investigators, Boente now becomes a legal adviser to Christopher Wray while the Mueller probe is ongoing.

As we recently discovered, Mueller’s lead FBI agent for the corrupt Russia collusion-conspiracy investigation, was David W. Archey.  Archey was selected by Robert Mueller when FBI Agent Peter Strzok was removed.  The Mueller probe took over the counterintelligence investigation in May 2017, a few months later Special Agent Peter Strzok was removed (July) and David W. Archey was brought in:

As David Archey arrives in August 2017, Mueller is getting the new scope memo from Rod Rosenstein.  There’s little doubt the entire FBI group would have known the Trump-Russia collusion-conspiracy narrative was false.  So Archey status as lead agent has to be considered *corrupt/sketchy*; FBI activity was likely focused on the obstruction angle.

Interestingly at the conclusion of the Mueller investigation Archey was promoted by Christopher Wray to head of the Richmond, Virginia FBI field office (March 4, 2019).  This field office overlaps with another FBI/DOJ filing from the EDVA.

The April 11th, 2019, recently released Julian Assange indictment stems from the EDVA.  From the indictment we discover it was under seal since March 6th, 2018:

(Link to pdf)

However, on Tuesday April 15th more investigative material was released. Again, note the dates: Grand Jury, *December of 2017* This means FBI investigation prior to….

The investigation took place prior to December 2017, it is coming from the EDVA where Dana Boente was still, presumably, U.S. Attorney.  The grand jury indictment was sealed from March of 2018 until April of 2019.

Why the delay?  Here’s where it gets interesting….

This FBI submission to the Grand Jury in December of 2017 was four months after congressman Dana Rohrabacher talked to Assange in August of 2017: “Assange told a U.S. congressman … he can prove the leaked Democratic Party documents … did not come from Russia.”

(August 2017, The Hill Via John Solomon) Julian Assange told a U.S. congressman on Tuesday he can prove the leaked Democratic Party documents he published during last year’s election did not come from Russia and promised additional helpful information about the leaks in the near future.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican who is friendly to Russia and chairs an important House subcommittee on Eurasia policy, became the first American congressman to meet with Assange during a three-hour private gathering at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up for years.

Rohrabacher recounted his conversation with Assange to The Hill.

“Our three-hour meeting covered a wide array of issues, including the WikiLeaks exposure of the DNC [Democratic National Committee] emails during last year’s presidential election,” Rohrabacher said, “Julian emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails.”

Pressed for more detail on the source of the documents, Rohrabacher said he had information to share privately with President Trump. (read more)

It would appear the FBI took keen interest after this August 2017 meeting and gathered specific evidence for a grand jury by December 2017.  Then the DOJ sat on the indictment (sealed in March 2018) while the Mueller probe was ongoing; until April 11th, 2019, when a coordinated effort between the U.K. and U.S. was launched. Assange was arrested, and the indictment was unsealed (link).

To me, as a person who has researched this three year fiasco; including the ridiculously false 2016 Russian hacking/interference narrative: “17 intelligence agencies”, JAR report (needed for Obama in December ’16), and political ICA (January ’17); this looks like a Deep State move to control Julian Assange because the Mueller report is dependent on Russia cybercrimes…. AND that narrative is contingent on the Russia DNC hack story.

The Mueller/Rosenstein report contains claims that Russia hacked the DNC servers as the central element to the Russia interference narrative in the U.S. election.  This claim is directly disputed by WikiLeaks and Assange, as outlined during the Dana Rohrabacher interview.  There’s the motive to shut Assange down.

The DNC hack claim is contingent upon analysis by Crowdstrike computer forensics who were paid by the DNC to look into the issue.  The FBI was never allowed to review the servers independently.   Almost all independent research into this DNC hack claim also challenges the claims of a Russia hack of the DNC servers.

Dana Boente was part of the group who advised Sessions to recuse.  Boente later authorized the second renewal of the Title-one surveillance warrant and worked with James Comey.  Boente then leaked his Comey notes to the media, essentially to support Comey’s narrative about Trump; and participated from within the FBI as legal counsel to Chris Wray who told everyone in July 2018 there was no political bias in the FBI… but hey, everyone is going to bias training….. and pay no attention to the 40 “rank and file” FBI agents who were investigating an invisible Trump Russia-Collusion-Conspiracy for two years.

Seriously?

There are no “good guys” in this. There are no “white hats” here. Certainly not Mueller, Rosenstein, Wray, Bowditch or Boente.  Instead, this is a matrix of broad interests positioned only to benefit and sustain the status quo of the administrative state; and protect the larger community from the Trump disruption.

In the end it all comes back to the same series of questions. Who was recommending to President Trump that he retain and promote DOJ and FBI officials who were part of the anti-Trump Russia collusion-conspiracy program?

Someone who knew the system but would still be vulnerable to peer influence.  Someone who would take counsel and advice on who was needed and where. Someone in a position of influence with President Trump.  Someone who could steer these placements from a position of advisement close to the President. [It sounds like Don McGahn]

Appointing Rod Rosenstein as DAG was one of those key placements.

Appointing DC U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu was another.

♦From Rosenstein we get: Mueller, Chris Wray, David Bowditch and Dana Boente.

♦Meanwhile Jessie Liu quashed cases against: Awan bros, James Wolfe, Greg Craig and quite possibly Andrew McCabe.

Chris Wray and Dana Boente then began providing cover…

FUBAR

 

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515 Responses to President Trump Calls Out FBI Director Christopher Wray: “the director is protecting the coup gang”…

  1. bkrg2 says:

    Glad I read through the entire post.
    I was going to comment that Trump has made a long list of terrible hirings. So many people fired or forced out, plus many black hats still working.

    By the end of the article, I realized that 99% of the people in these alphabet agencies are anti-Trump and/or treasonous bastards.

    Regardless, it is time for Trump to start hiring a ton more people he has worked with in the past that he can trust.

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      • chipin8511 says:

        Must read above

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        • chipin8511 says:

          Destroying the “peaceful transition of power”
          The peaceful transfer of power has been obliterated by the Clinton Brennan Russia hoax. Apparently, elections mean nothing.

          Brennan, Clinton, Comey, Russia, Hoax, TrumpRussia didn’t elect Trump. Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania did. How much damage does it do to our democracy when you challenge that?

          How much responsibility do they bear for the damage caused?

          In the second debate, Hillary pretended to be horrified that Donald Trump said he would wait to see the outcome before deciding to accept the results of the election. This was dangerous. Unprecedented, she said.

          Aryan Youth heartthrob Eric Swalwell runs on McCarthyism for President
          Yet since the day he was elected Hillary and the cabal around her have done nothing but reject the will of the people. They have done nothing but try to undermine the American President. They have actively conspired to stage a coup and destroy him with a deliberate Kremlin disinformation campaign of lies. So much for the peaceful transition of power.

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          • chipin8511 says:

            Abuse of power, interference in the midterms
            Because power is what it is all about. When did Mueller know there was no collusion with Russia? The Presidents former attorney John Dowd and other insiders say Mueller knew conclusively collusion had not occurred in December of 2017. 6 months into the investigation.

            Yet Mueller and the gang of angry Democrats pursued the case for another 16 months, well past the 2018 midterm elections. Knowing it would remain a cloud of over Trump and impact the midterms. Well, what the hell is that? How is that not deliberately undermining the President and interfering in the midterm elections?’

            Again, Mueller knew Trump was innocent of Russian collusion 11 months before the 2018 midterms.

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            • chipin8511 says:

              The Mueller report is actually the Andrew Weissmann report. Only it left out the Steele dossier, spent 200 pages doing exactly what Jim Comey was excoriated for doing to Hillary Clinton, and never did find the real collusion between Hillary and Russia, and Ukraine. Yet he used the Ukraine material to indict and jail Manafort.

              In spite of all that, even Andrew Weissmann could not concoct evidence of collusion with Russia.

              Damaging the DOJ, violating Trump’s civil rights
              Again the damage to the integrity of our justice system is enormous. Can the government spy on any American it wants to? It’s not supposed to, but Obama did it with impunity. Are the intelligence agencies supposed to be weaponized against political opponents? Of course not. But that is exactly what happened here.

              Donald Trump’s civil rights were not only violated. They were obliterated. More importantly, all of our rights were violated. We count on the DOJ to act honorably. Rightfully, we expect our election outcomes to be respected by the losing party. We expect the Constitution to be sacred. Apparently, we were wrong.

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              • chipin8511 says:

                Destroying the credibility of the “mainstream” media
                After deliberately lying for three years, why hasn’t the New York Times and Washington Post apologized for their McCarthyite slur campaign? Why haven’t they investigated the origins of the scandal they helped create and perpetuate? Why haven’t they outed the leakers who lied to them?

                Former President Obama’s silent Coup d’Etat conspiracy unraveling
                I guess those answers are self-obvious.

                And the damage to American discourse. There is such a thing as decency. I don’t see an ounce of it from the Democrat party, or the so-called free press. Unless they respect elections how the hell are the rest of us supposed to respect them. From Donald Trump to Brett Kavanaugh to William Barr, the Democrat smear machine is always set at 11.

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          • PoCoNoMo says:

            This: “In the second debate, Hillary pretended to be horrified that Donald Trump said he would wait to see the outcome before deciding to accept the results of the election. This was dangerous. Unprecedented, she said.” I was looking for a clip of her saying that. I remembered it, but couldn’t find it.

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      Question for ya: Who the hell in their right mind would want to step up and get a GIANT FREAKIN TARGET ON THEIR FOREHEAD???? Hmmmmmmm????

      Trump needs people who are totally immune to the deadly peril of DC politics. Not everyone can be honey badger Barr, immune to Brennan cobras, Doug Letter honeybees, and State Dept hyenas. One of the main objectives of daily harrassment is to discourage and punish anyone remotely supportive of the Presidents’ efforts, or destroy those few willing to step up.

      Go for it, dude.

      Who wants to step up for all that?

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    • The Phantom Stranger says:

      Trump was always vulnerable to this happening as an outsider to DC politics with no entrenched power center in government backing him. What scared the Deep State so much about Trump was that he owed virtually no one anything when elected.

      The intel community hated Trump, the political establishment loathed Trump, the rabid left-wing judiciary and the media were obviously going to do everything possible to take him down. Corporations sided with the Left and Democrats because Trump’s trade policies pose a threat to multi-national corporations that largely operate outside American borders these days.

      Virtually every national politician at the Senate and national stage has had to make a series of compromises and personal deals just to reach that level in the first place. The Deep State had no leverage, political or otherwise, over Trump and it scared them to death. A president free of them could upset their decades-long planning with smart decisions. So they got some leverage with a phony Russian collusion investigation aided by a DC establishment, including Republicans everyone here knows by name.

      It’s amazing how successful President Trump has been with these forces in play.

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  2. Jersey Joe says:

    Laura Loomer was all over the FBI cover up of the Las Vegas massacre. Its all related. Look at the ant-Trump leadership in the FBI and the lies they are capable of, especially the NSD. Just like Assange they are capable of destroying anyone to cover their sins and mistakes.

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    • askandgettruth says:

      this crap has been going on for a very long time, trump is bringing it to the light.the list is longer than a city block. OKC, RUBY RIDGE, WACO, 9/11 SANDY HOOK, WHITEY BULGER ETC. ETC

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      • GenEarly says:

        Bring it on, Lance the DC boil now and then as Been Franklin said, “a Republic if You can keep it”.
        It is up to US. Stay vigilant, informed, active, and yes, Armed!

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      • GenEarly says:

        Bring it on, Lance the DC boil now and then as Been Franklin said, “a Republic if You can keep it”.
        It is up to US. Stay vigilant, informed, active, and yes, Armed!

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    • Donald says:

      jersey joe:
      Everything makes perfect sense when you consider that the FBI was lead by Robert Mueller from 2001-20013 (Yes, THAT guy!!) and James Comey from 2013-2017 (Holy Mackerel!) AND THEN ANDREW MCCABE AS ACTING DIRECTOR FOR 4 MONTHS (May-August 2018) AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FBI FOR 2 YEARS 2016-2107.
      Almost a 20 year-lock on the world’s most important investigative unit!
      Throw in FIVE CONSECUTIVE- WORLD’S WORST AG’S (Ashcroft, Gonzalez, Holder, Lynch, Sessions, and everything becomes clear.
      Former AG, Michael Mukasy, a fine man, only served 2 years after Gonzales was fired (mostly for stupidity!}.

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  3. My take: this whole mess is a combination of (1) Very Bad Actors (Yates, Brennan, Comey, Strock, etc.); and (2) Weak Characters (Rosenstein, Wray, Sessions). Basically the Bad Guys have intimidated the Weaklings into looking the other way as they first tried a coup against Trump, and are now sweeping their misdeeds under the carpet.

    For example, Wray didn’t really contradict Trump, he only covered his bases by saying that the “key question is making sure that [the spying was] done by the book, consistent with our lawful authorities.” A typical weasel remark of someone trying to appeal to both camps, without putting himself at risk.

    The arrival of Barr has upset this dynamic.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Good points.

      The “weak” actors may be those who are aware of how DC works, and when stuff like this comes up, they have already weakly decided to go with the flow, knowing how difficult it would be to step outside of that oppressive paradigm and actually stand up to something bad, much less get it to stop.

      We had some difficult coaches and umpires for my kid’s little league baseball. I shrug, thinking, “What can I do, short of volunteering to be a newbie coach and somehow straightening out the established coaches, or spending all weekend of the (short) season being umpire, with a gaggle of all-knowing parents hawking at me.”

      So, I give my kid the “let’s adapt to the world as it is” speech.

      That is little league. In the professional or political world, I think each of us needs to really work to be in a position to leave when we should not be hanging around being part of something, and be able to speak up if we need to.

      Dependency on career / job for money is a limit, so we each need to strive to not be so desperate that we cannot walk away. We cannot each require the fame or notoriety of some great position so much that we cannot walk away.

      Anita Baker was at the top of the R/B world in 1990 when she took a five-year hiatus to raise her kids. Unbelievable. She is still surely great, but she has not gotten back to that prominent place she had in the world of Music.

      In 1993, Prince felt enslaved in a sense, and changed his name as a means of dealing with The Machine.

      We need spouses and family that can understand this. We need to be spouses and family that can understand this, and support someone quitting “The Machine,” or support someone being a whistleblower, or an unpaid Erin Brokovitch.

      If we are each an island, one paycheck away from homelessness, or afraid to lose face, terrible forces will prevail over us.

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    • drlou007 says:

      No there are no strong and weak characters. There are only bad guys who need to be arrested.

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    • drlou007 says:

      No there are no strong and weak characters. There are only bad guys who need to be arrested. And there is NO justification for biased people spying on an opposition political campaign. NONE.

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    • Mojo says:

      Let’s include the “yes men”: Brennan, Clapper, Holder, Lynch, Lerner, and, of course the “HMFIC”: Obama/Jarrett.

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  4. Concernedcitizen says:

    Uh, Oh. This isn’t good: Wray was working at Atlanta law firm King and Spalding before he was appointed FBI Director. Guess who was hired at King and Spalding shortly after Wray left. Yes , none other than Sally Yates.

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  5. Truenative says:

    This is what happens when you appoint lawyers to run law enforcement agencies. All of the FBI top brass are lawyers. They should be top notch investigators. Leave the lawyering to the DOJ. It’s a natural checks and balances. Lawyers are taught to manipulate facts for a specific outcome to they’re liking. Investigators are taught to follow the facts, all facts regardless off outcome.

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    • Dekester says:

      Truenative.

      Precisely that. Investigators INVESTIGATE not manipulate.

      God bless PDJT

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    • The Phantom Stranger says:

      That is a great point. Lawyers are also political creatures by nature. Many go into law solely looking to ultimately play a role in the political system.

      The FBI has loved recruiting in the past 15 years from the best law schools – which almost always have 85-15 left-wing splits among graduates.

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    • farrier105 says:

      The FBI’s origination, when formed as the Bureau of Investigation by Theodore Roosevelt, was to act as investigators for US Attorneys. Very few were police, but many were private detectives and investigators from other departments especially Secret Service, which used to be tapped by DOJ for investigators. The old BOI had women agents at the beginning.

      J. Edgar Hoover wanted mostly lawyers and accountants. Hiring more local and state police increased after Hoover died while still director.

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  6. waltherppk says:

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  7. One thing needed at the end of this mess. An independent oversight Committee that handles all discipline and investigation s if the FBI and DOJ. They cannot under any circumstances ever be allowed to police themselves ever again. Forget the IG, takes too long and relationships are way too close. There needs to be a watchdog group that answers to the President, that will keep these two groups from becoming what they have become…

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    • Y’all Know What Time It Is says:

      They answered to the President. President Obama.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      The Inspectors General are supposed to be independent and not answerable under the control of the agencies they investigate. Obama didn’t want honest independent Inspectors General. He fought them, and “fired” and tried to replace them:

      “In 2014, 47 of the nation’s 73 inspectors general signed a letter alleging that Obama had stonewalled their “ability to conduct our work thoroughly, independently, and in a timely manner.”…Obama didn’t like investigation into possible misconduct by then-Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, reportedly thwarted IG investigations of Amtrak, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Troubled Asset Relief Program and the Office of Management and Budget…..Under former attorneys general Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, the findings of dozens of IGs were snubbed. ” By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON |
      PUBLISHED: June 14, 2018 https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/06/14/hanson-the-silencing-of-the-inspectors-general/

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    • Fringe Dweller says:

      Judicial Watch would be a great third party watchdog. Increase their staff, give them proper clearances, and let them have at it. One can dream, right?

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  8. How many will be killed to save themselves ? They learned at the feet of the clintons who had no compunction about killing anyone to save their own rotten asses….. This will get ugly.

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  9. waltherppk says:

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  10. Gadsden says:

    TBH, this seems like a premature reveal of anti-Wray frustration. It seems to me that it might make more sense to wait for the IG report to be released, then remove Wray for a “loss of confidence” due to ongoing corruption in the FBI. Not sure why warning the conspirators about what is coming is a good tactical move.

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    • Amy2 says:

      Maybe he’s giving Wray the opportunity to step down to avoid another Comey fiasco. Wray won’t do that of course…..

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  11. Screaming Eagle says:

    It all comes down to Assange. He can prove the DNC leaks were not a Russian hack. That’s why all of a sudden, after living free in the Ecuador embassy, he is arrested, right after the Mueller report comes out. These criminals cannot let this truth out as it is the very foundation of the bogus witch hunt and all that followed. It explains why the FBI wasn’t allowed to investigate the supposed hack, instead they use Crowd Strike. There was no hack. Its more and more likely, that it was Seth Rich who leaked the emails. Don’t be surprised if Assange meets with an unfortunate accident during his incarceration.

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    • 3rdday61 says:

      Screaming Eagle,
      I disagree with the premise that it must be proven that wasn’t a Russian hack.
      I submit, as does Roger Stone, that it is incumbent upon the Govt to prove,beyond a shadow of doubt, that it WAS a Russian hack.
      These guys are snakes, man.

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    • tozerbgood8315 says:

      If Assange can prove that, it’ll be a constitutional crises for the democRATS

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    • Beau Geste says:

      What is really astounding is that no-one has interviewed Assange (or wikileaks new “management”) about who Assange got the emails to him – except Rohrbacher who got squeezed out of office for his effort.
      Competent investigation REQUIRED mewler to contact Assange and ask. If the FBI can give get out of jail cards to ALL of hillary’s henchwomen and even those who destroyed records under subpoena, they can surely work out an arrangement with Assange to get his co-operation and whatever evidence Rohrbacher was offering. So it is easy to understand why mewler would not want to interview Assange – he knows that the answer is not what mewler wants. It is PDJT’s claims of ignorance are not understandable or credible.

      (As an aside, whenever I hear a “Trump lies” statement from a crazy leftist ‘friend’, I ask ‘name one’. They generally can’t answer, so I say ‘Trump said he is 6’3″ but he is only 6’2″. – there is one !!) but I digressed…

      It is a puzzling lie, why PDJT claims to know nothing about Assange/wikileaks, when the case against PDJT relies so heavily on allegations the records released by wikileaks were provided by russian hacking. Does PDJT regard Assange/wikileaks to be another possible entrapment by leftists?

      You can’t tell the players without a scorecard…

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    • Dee Paul Deje says:

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    • Chip Doctor says:

      He was VERY quickly sentenced to 50 months. Then I see where Sweden has decided to reopen the rape case against him. The conspiracy is international. But I am willing to bet PDJT has a plan. Might be someone else’s fallback, but his primary.

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      • asknanakate says:

        It is really sad to come to the conclusion that Assange will most likely never make it out alive. So many powerful forces against him. The U.S. and Sweden will tangle over him wasting valuable time and meanwhile, he’s probably in very poor health.

        What about Kim Dotcom? He’s been quiet lately and he claimed to know the source.

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  12. drlou007 says:

    I, for one, am tired of Trump’s tweets when what is needed is Presidential action. Just fire Wray and replace him with someone who will really clean house.

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  13. Perot Conservative says:

    (Fighting 2-day indigestion here, ugh.)

    Sundance left off (?) one Golden Nugget for all to see.

    Wray retroactively marked the recent State Dept memos Classified 2.5 years after their creation?

    After the un-redaction, they still left off all of the peopl e copied into the email at State, FBI, and DOJ.

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    • John Rawls says:

      Wray did the redactions?
      Note also redactions actually focused public on key element of memo.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        It was Wray or a functionary. Classification for 25 years happened 3 days before the memos became public.

        Sweden now going to retry Assange on rape charges.

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        • Free Speech says:

          I don’t want to be accused of being a sunshine pumper, but with POTUS’s presidency and even freedom in the balance, I find it hard to believe Assange sat over there in that embassy with the goods to discredit the Russian hack narrative for 2.5 years, and POTUS didn’t find a covert means at his disposal to obtain that proof. It is one thing to call Rosenstein, Mueller, Wray, and Boente corrupt. It’s another thing to essentially call Trump ineffectual and incompetent.

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  14. mpmp2015 says:

    Here’s a completely useless analogy I like to throw out, if you like McDonald’s and you’re hungry, it’s okay to supersize your meal. However, if you eat too much fast food, you’ll get overweight. When that happens, you really shouldn’t blame the Jewish owner of the restaurant for your obesity, let alone create some conspiracy surrounding people if Jewish ancestry that own restaurants. It’s okay to indulge in a supersized Big Mac meal now an again, but just don’t go off the deep end…

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    • 3rdday61 says:

      ??? I don’t see how your ‘useless analogy’ in any way references the article we’re supposed to be commenting on. Maybe it’s just me..
      Wouldn’t your analogy be more effective without the (Jewish) modifier?
      Wray is a snake.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        I think there was a post that was removed… I replied to an obviously anti-Semitic post from a supposed Vet and former LEO and that is now gone.

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        • 3rdday61 says:

          Thank you Sandra. I try hard not to assume anyone’s intent from a text. It all seemed so out of place to me, that’s all.

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  15. Palmettoman says:

    I’m choosing to believe POTUS’ tweets about Wray are another head-fake to the Deep State. Speaking highly of Wray would only turn Wray into another target for the dems.

    Additionally, how does it make sense for POTUS to praise Barr when Barr is praising Wray?

    Besides, what is stopping him from firing Wray if he’s so displeased with him? He’s already fired one FBI Director…

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  16. concerned3 says:

    I have added this in because it touches on the abuse of power. And, for me – Sundance is describing the abuse of power. The direct violation of the “Color Law” by an organized crime group occupying government positions.

    Life, Liberty & Levin 5/12/19 | Life, Liberty & Levin Fox News May 12, 2019

    Given the number of people involved and their positions at the time of their crimes. I would expect a large task force of honest prosecutors to be put in place outside of Washington. So lets see, how honest Barr, is. Will he prosecute the Special Council, too?

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  17. CountryDoc says:

    Den asked at 10:30 am, “Why did Trump pick Wray in the first place”.

    Maybe ignorance, or bad advice, but I doubt it. I have wondered if he plays ignorant to lull the deep state creatures into a false sense of security that allows more opportunity to watch them move and communicate in order to bring more to light. To win this war as bigly as possible, a large portion of the republic must reach a point of disgust at the hijacking of the government, disgust at the corruption, and pissed enough to want to punish — but more importantly tear down/debulk (as in a cancer tumor) as much corruption as possible, and leave as much of healthy functioning constitutionally based (as opposed to corruption/greed/power based) society intact.

    If this is the case, he can only debulk as much as the population of good citizens will tolerate (since We the People are the host to this parasitic cancer). The more that is brough to light, the more our population will tolerate debulking. Also, the more our population will be motivated to restore to health our constitutionally based society.

    The second phase will be deciding what needs to be repaired, what needs to be taken down and never replaced, and what needs to be taken down and rebuilt.

    The line between good and evil is never a sharp line. We all have elements of evil. If we as a country survive this cancer, then we will have an opportunity for rehabilitation. There will need to be a resetting of every citizen of the standards we want to live by, and to what degree they will be enforced. As it currently stands, the onslaught of steady, patient, evil application of numbing, and shifting (Alinsky’s rules, tearing down the family, the moral bulwarks upon which this country was designed to have as a foundation) has taken us far off course. Much of what would have been considered treasonous or seditious in the early 1800’s is now considered normal.

    Our best individual return on investment is to fervently teach all that know and trust each of us individually on our belief in the principles upon which this country was founded. I believe they are universal principles as in line with our DNA as the DNA of a Sequoia Tree is designed to have it’s roots interlocked with the roots of other trees. For me it is the principles of God, the principles of wisdom and experience of the Ages. And it is the same principles upon which our inspired founders built the Declaration and Constitution, with humility, with fear of human frailty and greed, and with a Sacred respect for our Creator.

    Treepers, each of us has a large circle of concern that brings us here each day. But we all have a smaller circle of influence. Some of us have been blessed with the opportunity to influence strategic points in our society and government, and for that I pray for all of you daily. All of us, however can carry the message to those in our circle of family, friends, co-workers, and other circles. This government was designed to support the grassroots will of the people, and not get in the way of of our free expression of our faith in God.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      All of that teaching is great.

      Who will do it? The elementary school and middle school teachers, getting their teaching degrees from our colleges, where education includes a healthy dose of PC and SJW?

      The college professors?

      As I have noted elsewhere, we need to stop giving student loans to anybody who is willing to aspire to wander campus for a few years. This builds demand for courses – any courses- to be met by Prog academia.

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      • CountryDoc says:

        The point of my post above is that WE must pass the message. Cannot trust teachers, college professors, churches, etc

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  18. concerned3 says:

    I am concerned, that Assange illegal prosecution is coming from Barr’s shop? If, Assange prosecution continues then we will know that Barr is also corrupt! Bob’s friend of 30 years must prove his worth.

    Sundance writes:
    “This FBI submission to the Grand Jury in December of 2017 was four months after congressman Dana Rohrabacher talked to Assange in August of 2017: “Assange told a U.S. congressman … he can prove the leaked Democratic Party documents … did not come from Russia.”

    It would appear the FBI took keen interest after this August 2017 meeting and gathered specific evidence for a grand jury by December 2017. Then the DOJ sat on the indictment (sealed in March 2018) while the Mueller probe was ongoing; until April 11th, 2019, when a coordinated effort between the U.K. and U.S. was launched. Assange was arrested, and the indictment was unsealed.”

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    • covfefe999 says:

      If they have evidence that Assange helped to commit the hack, not just publish the info, then the US has a case against him. It will be interesting to see what happens.

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  19. Max De says:

    Trump is the commander in chief. Any protection that Wray provides is protection Trump provides. Trump is not on the outside looking in. Any fbi/doj failures failures on spygate are Trump’s failures. The buck stops with Trump & tweets cannot change this cold hard fact.

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  20. TradeBait says:

    In 100% agreement with sundance on matters of substance. I do not view this as some vast controlled deception by PDT and supporters to get things done while the DS chased their tails.

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  21. jc says:

    Time to keep firing independent FBI Directors until he finds one who is LOYAL! Same is true of Federal Prosecutors in NY, DC, VA, they all need to be replaced with LOYAL federal prosecutors to do the job properly

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  22. Patrick healy says:

    Please Sundance, you are going to have to stop getting to the bottom of this conspiracy against your President
    Just this pm the Swedish quisling government have decided to re launch their suspicious rape charges against Julian the Aussie hostage incarcerated in Belmarsh prison in England.
    This just hours after you exposed the reasons for his illegal arrest at the Equedor embassy in London.

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  23. Bill Henslee says:

    Trump has no government experience or natural line of appointees whom he can trust to be independent. When told that he needs to make an appointment to Job X, I’m sure he relies on his staff which is also seeded with government bureaucrats with institutional ties–or outsiders who haven’t a clue and no natural contacts for the thousands of job appointments that must be filled.

    So the natural inclination is to take the recommendations of folks who may have anti-Trump feelings or even participated at some remote level in the Deep State plot against him. He is a bull in the arena who has never experienced the blood sport of mounted picadors with lances to weaken him or toreros with deceiving capes and sharp swords to kill him.

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  24. tozerbgood8315 says:

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  25. tozerbgood8315 says:

    My guess… Trump had just read HoRRoRwitz’s OIG FISA Report and wasn’t too happy with the findings..
    Anyone remember HoRRoRwitz’s whitewash of the Clinton investigation?

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    • lurker2 says:

      I think Trump’s comments pertained to the excessive redactions of the Kavalec memo.

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      • tozerbgood8315 says:

        Do you think there is any reason to trust HoRRoRwitz in the newer FISA report after seeing the Clinton report?

        I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t trust him at all.

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        • Chip Doctor says:

          I do not trust him either. Not a bit. I am hopeful that the Sundances’ of the world and Barr are putting pressure on him to do the right thing. Or face an army of deploreables with pitchforks.

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  26. molonlabe28 says:

    Very nice, detailed chronology of operative events and players, as always, SD.
    More and more unfolds each day.

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  27. Oldretiredguy says:

    A sad thought is the time elapsing. First it was “wait for the IG report”. That came and went with out much consequence. Then it was “wait until the Mueller scam is over”. Well, other than AG Barr saying spying probably occurred, not seeing too much in the way of deep state accountability yet. Now it’s “wait for the next IG report”. If the slow drip of truth emerging is for the long awaited time of holding the criminal co-conspirators accountable, what is the hold up now? Obviously there’s some efforts to run out the clock on the statute of limitation of any number of crimes committed by the Odumbo administration. Since every thing with the Russia scam points to Odumbo himself being right in the middle of the spying etc, does anyone really think Barry is ever going to be indicted?

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    • Chip Doctor says:

      If July 4th comes and goes without fireworks I too, will become skeptical. Until that happens, I am optimistic and excited.

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  28. itsy_bitsy says:

    Wray has to have been complicit all along. Whether it was to TRY and protect the reputation of the FBI or that he was as guilty as others in wanting to bring Trump down, I don’t know. But regardless he has been guilty of aiding and abetting a coup attempt. He should be replaced with someone who can be trusted.

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  29. Perot Conservative says:

    Wray, Ukraine / Biden.

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    • curator55 says:

      Thanks for the post. Nobody tells it better than Joe whether it’s Deep State Wray or jelly belly Burr.

      Wray has been fully outed. His efforts to protect the Coup participants rather than clean up the corruption for the good of the nation have been evident for sometime (ie thanks to sundance) but his recent “no spying” comments and his attempt to hide Kavalec’s memos for many years leaves no doubt which side he’s on.

      Wray had an opportunity to aid in cleaning out the despicable corruption and abuse of power and to be remembered for his strong leadership in fighting corruption. Instead, he chose to protect Comey and all the others that tried to take down a President and imposed silly Bias and Sensitivity training on all FBI personnel. Wray will not be remembered well by history when the truth, he has endeavored to hide, is fully revealed.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Powerful interview. I hope everyone can listen to it. Thanks for the post!

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  30. 4sure says:

    Trump appointed all of these SOB’s. The buck stops with him.

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    • Hap Hazard says:

      Precisely. Trump appointed Wray. So tell me why Sundance and seemingly everyone else here at TLR/CTH is so convinced that Wray is a “black hat”? Trump always belittles those on his team so as to send people down rabbit holes while he takes actions — something to which Sundance and others here FORMERLY educated the rest of us about.

      Now everything seems to have gone off the rails here.

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      • tozerbgood8315 says:

        Sounds like someone hasn’t been paying attention

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        • Hap Hazard says:

          I understand the temptation to assume that Trump didn’t know what he was doing when he came to DC, and that he still has lapses in judgment because he relies on Swamp staffers, and the like, but I’m sorry that I cannot go down that path. He knew precisely what he was getting into even before he was elected. He know exactly what he is doing, and who he is appointing, and for what purpose, and for what length of time.

          It is frankly disturbing to me to see so many treepers falling for the “trump is an idiot” and needs the wise counsel of blog commenters to see the light.

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    • curator55 says:

      I understand your frustration but Trump was the ultimate “outsider” which means he was not a part of any DC Club or Deep State fraternity. He had to rely heavily on advisers except for economic and business appointments where he chose the Wolverine etc But even then a few were not the best choice like Cohn.

      Of course POTUS has made some wrong choices but what do you expect from a NY Builder with zero prior political experience and no “Elite” DC Club memberships and reliable connections. Given the circumstances of building a Presidential Admin in a totally new line of work from absolute “scratch” and then fighting off a 2 year witch hunt and a corrupt media that would have burned out weaker people, he has done incredibly well IMO.

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      And PDT will fix it. He always does, but he hardly ever follows someone else’s expectations as to when or how. I’m disappointed in how many of his supporters seem to be rather weak kneed.

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      • Hap Hazard says:

        I remember the “olden days” here at CTH when Bluto and Sundance spent boatloads of time educating people on this board concerning the futility/ignorance of assuming that Trump is in trouble, he’s gonna lose, he’s being tubed by his own people, he’s being outflanked by the press, McConnell, Ton Donohue, …..

        Now the tables have turned, and the once-stable geniuses here are now the eyeores they once tried to calm down and even ridiculed when necessary. Unbelievable.

        WRAY works for DJT. Period. Like SESSIONS, ROSENSTEIN, SCARAMUCCI, and others before him. Are we to now believe that Trump is a bumbling rube after he has withstood a coup attempt, and after he defeated the odds-on favorite in 2016?

        Sorry, I’m not buying it, and I cannot understand what happened here at CTH

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        • CountryDoc says:

          So Hap, what is your take on the dynamics with Wray, Sessions, Rosenstein, Scaramucci — are the all acting together per PDJT script to fool people? What do you think PDJT purpose, goal has been for the last 2 yrs? What role did these guys play for him? Or have they been insubordinate?

          Do you think PDJT is working for us, or following some selfish or greedy script?

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    • Beau Geste says:

      PDJT needs senate approval for appointes. Wray is “less bad” than comey, who was actively spying-attacking PDJT. The crooked senate would not then have approved a “clean-out-the-corruption honest FBI Director. An honest Director might even recommend indictment of SENATORS (gasp). If-when the criminality of the FBI is declassified (and indictments made) there might be a possibility of enough public pressure for the senate republicans and a few dems in red states to approve an honest FBI Director. maybe. but then rthere are burr, romney, sasse, murkowski, mcconnell, collins, et al who need to be appeased.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Read Trump’s tweet. Wray was recommended to him by the “prior DOJ”, Sessions

      Trump couldn’t have possibly picked people for every single position, he had to rely on the advice of others. Some of that advice was bad. It would have been nice if his own party had supported and helped him.

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  31. I haven’t heard Barr say anything recently. I can’t believe Wray is still around.

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  32. Bogeyfree says:

    IMO there are 3 clear attack paths for PT and Barr to exploit which will blow this whole DS frame job to smithereens.

    And the good news is all 3 can be worked simultaneously to expose the truth and take them all down.

    1) Prove the DNC Russian Hack was a fraud and made up from day 1 via……

    a) Get PT to protect Assange and allow him to share with the world his proof that he claims he has that the DNC emails he has NEVER came from Russia.

    b) Use the Stone legal filing to gain discovery in his court case to prove the DNC Server was never hacked by Russians and the Crowdstrike claim in false.

    c). Confiscate the DNC server and have Binney and his team to come forward and evaluate the server and confirm is his theory based on the down load speed proves it was an inside job.

    d) If the evidence points to it being an inside job then consider reopening the Seth Rich investigation.

    2. Prove the Dossier was used knowing that it was a fake/fraud all along and pushed before a FISA Court in order to gain a FISA warrant to spy on a political opponent and the POTUS via ….

    a) The IG investigation that is underway should validate this one way or the other. It should be black or white IMO.

    b) Just to double check and ensure accountability and transparency, PT should declassify the two scope documents, the 302’s, all text and emails by FBI agents and leadership who played a role with the Dossier and FISA sign offs.

    c) Get John Roberts, Collier and Contreras under oath to testify what they are aware in terms of FISA abuse and any blackmailing that may have occurred

    3. Jump back and prove there was massive spying on Americans well before 2015 via………..

    a) Get Dennis Montgomery to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee and audit the 47 hard drives he turned into the FBI in Dec 2015

    b) Audit all 3rd party contractors & individuals who the FBI used or allowed access to the NSA database from 2009-2015.

    c) Bring Clapper and Brennen back in under oath to again explain if any illegal spying occurred under their watch at the NSA or CIA via contractors, reaching out to foreign nations, programs such as the Hammer etc.

    d) Subpoena Maxine regarding her comment about the Obama database and explore in great detail what she was referring to and who else was aware of this data collection program back in 2012/2013 and how did it work and where is this database?

    IMO if PT and Barr focus hard on these 3 paths and the sub points listed they may just uncover the greatest, deepest and broadest scandal and possible crimes this country has ever seen.

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  33. hardworkingsob says:

    On Hannity now: John Henry Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut assigned by AG Burr to investigate the investigators. Reading his history makes me happy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Durham_(lawyer)

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  34. Ace of Space says:

    Wait! I am confused! They got 3 FISA warrants on Carter Page, who is really an undercover FBI informant paid employee working FOR USA not against USA and definitely not with RUSSIA, so he bailed on Trump Campaign in 2016 but FBI still go FISA warrants well into 2017 well after he left Trump team! So how is that justified? Especially when they are investigating claiming Trump colluded with RUSSIA, they still got warrants on Carter Page as if he is a spy working for them but not working for Trump? How is that even justified? How can judge pass that? So after Trump is elected Carter Page who no longer works for Trump Campaign is still spying for the Russians? Really? This has got to be the dumbest thing FBI and DOJ has ever done! 2017 and Carter Page is determined to still be spying on Russia behalf even though is is no where near Trump? Not even employed at all by anybody! Well accept for FBI since probably 2013……

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